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Rashford: No one believed England could win something

first_imgMarcus Rashford says it is clear that England are heading in the right direction as the Three Lions prepare for the upcoming Nations League semi-finals.Rashford and co. are set to take on the Netherlands on Thursday in the penultimate round of the competition.The Three Lions’ Champions League success comes on the heels of a thrilling World Cup run, one which saw the team make it all the way to the semi-finals before falling to Croatia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘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? Rashford, a member of that World Cup team, says the last year or so has shown just how far Gareth Southgate’s side has come, and how much further they can go over the next few years.“There are signs we are heading in the right direction,” he told the Mirror. “Before the World Cup, we were winning games and playing good football but when it came to games against the big teams – the elite nations we want to be amongst – we fell short a couple of times.”But in this last year we have played Spain and Croatia and managed to get over the line. It shows we are improving.“The World Cup was the start of a journey, rather than the end of an adventure. Because since then we have kicked on. We’ve changed the system but have kicked on.”He added: “If we want to get to our aim of being the number one team in the world, we have to beat the best teams.”England’s next step towards becoming the world’s best team will come on Thursday, when they take on Netherlands with a spot in the finale on the line. With Switzerland and Portugal set to collide in the other semi-final, England are just two steps away from winning the first ever Nations League crown. The idea of being the inaugural winners is one that is vital for Rashford, who sees it as a chance to make legitimate history. “Holland will be tough, but we are determined to do well. Not long ago, back at the Euros in 2016, I don’t think our fans believed we could win something,” he said. “I think that is different now. It’s been a long time since we won something so it would be nice.” He added: “We are approaching this Nations League as though it is a major tournament, 100 per cent. “We want our names to be first in the history books. Who knows? In the future, it could grow into a big, big tournament.”last_img read more

College Football Coach Releases Statement After Being Admitted To Hospital

first_imgColorado State's football stadium.Earlier this week, Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo was admitted to the hospital for a medical evaluation. Bobo was experiencing numbness in his feet, and was told he should have it checked out.On Monday, Bobo announced the move, which comes just a few weeks before the Rams start their college football season.“I recently began to experience numbness in my feet. After our second scrimmage on Saturday night it was determined by doctors that I should be admitted to the hospital to undergo further testing. I feel very encouraged by the test results to this point and hope to have some answers soon. I also feel very encouraged about our 2018 CSU Football team. We have excellent coaches and excellent leadership in this program, and I have full confidence that they will continue to have tremendous preparation on and off the practice field for as long as I must be away. My family and I appreciate all of the great care and support we are receiving.”Mike Bobo has been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.The condition affects nerves, and could impact a number of different things, including sensation, and even organ function.On Wednesday night, Bobo put out a longer statement, updating his status.“I want to express my sincere appreciation for the outpouring of care, concern and prayers that I and my family have received. Lainie and I, and our children, are extremely grateful for this support, and for the great medical care that I continue to receive.I am currently in the process of a multiple-day treatment for a peripheral neuropathy, and continue to be encouraged by the results of the on-going medical testing.While I have been hospitalized I have been able to remain in close contact with out staff and watch practice film in preparation for our season opener against Hawai’i.I am excited about out 2018 Rams football team, and feel more confident than ever about the quality and commitment of the people in our football program. I am thankful for the hard work, focus and diligence they have continued to demonstrate while I have been away. I also appreciate the support from the athletic department, Joe Parker and Colorado State University. I am hopeful I will soon be back with them working to prepare for our season opener!–Mike Bobo”Colorado State has an early “Week Zero” opening game on August 25 against Hawaii. Hopefully Bobo will be on the sideline coaching his team for that one, but more importantly, we hope to see him in good health soon.last_img read more

Indian national held for spying claims Pak police

first_imgLahore: Police in Pakistan’s Punjab province claimed to have arrested an “Indian spy” in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan. Quoting police, local media reported that they arrested an Indian national who “admitted” himself to be a spy. Spying is punishable by death in Pakistan. Police said the accused, identified as Raju Lakshman, was arrested on Wednesday from Rakhi Gaj area of Dera Ghazi Khan district, some 400-km from Lahore. He has been shifted to an undisclosed place for further investigation. Police said Lakshman was arrested while entering the town from Balochistan province, the same province from where Pakistan claimed it arrested Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav.last_img read more

Migrants Violently Jump Fence into Spanish Enclave

Rabat – Hundreds of migrants have illegally crossed the border from Morocco to Spain’s North African enclave, Ceuta, this morning.With numbers estimated between 400 and 600, the migrants arrived with “unprecedented violence,” according to the police. So far, 11 migrants and 4 civil guards have been transferred to the University Hospital of Ceuta.The migrants used quicklime, feces, and flamethrowers against the security forces to cause respiratory disorders, conjunctivitis, blows, wounds, and burns. In order to jump the fence, migrants picked the weakest point of the border, a section with blind spots. The border is double-fenced with a length of 8.4 kilometers and a height of six meters. To break the fence, migrants used shears and threw quicklime at security agents. Read also: Morocco’s Interior Ministry Denies the Drowning of 45 Irregular ImmigrantsAccording to El Pueblo de Ceuta, this jump could be the biggest in the history of the city. The Red Cross is working with the migrants, now at the Temporary Immigrant Stay Center (CETI). The Red Cross Immigration Emergency Response Team (ERIE) has so far treated 390 foreigners. The maximum capacity for CETI is 520 people, but it currently holds 600.The International Organization for Migration stated that as of June 27, almost 22,000 migrants have come to Spain. Last September, former Minister of the Interior of Spain Juan Ignacio Zoido stated there had been nine successful mass jumps in 2017 with a total of almost 9,000 immigrants entering the territory, compared to 613 in 2016. Moroccan Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch stated that the agreement between Morocco and the European Union regarding agriculture and fisheries will continue the influx of migrants. “How do [Europeans] want us to do the job of blocking African and Moroccan emigration if Europe does not want to work with us? The problem of emigration is very expensive for Morocco and Europe must appreciate it at its rightful value,” Akhannouch said. By Maria Kuiper read more

Ban Kimoon holds talks with political leaders during surprise visit to Iraq

The one-day trip to Baghdad is the first to Iraq by a UN Secretary-General since Mr. Ban’s predecessor Kofi Annan visited the strife-torn capital in November 2005.Mr. Ban discussed the UN’s commitment to helping the people of Iraq during his talks with Mr. al-Maliki, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told journalists.He also stressed the need for all major political groups to be included in the political process, the importance of upholding international human rights standards and the willingness of the UN to move forward on the International Compact for Iraq.The Secretary-General later attended a luncheon hosted by Mr. al-Maliki, meeting there with lawmakers and other Iraqi political leaders, before holding talks with members of the foreign diplomatic corps in Baghdad, Ms. Okabe said.He also spoke with UN staffers, both international and national, and laid a wreath at the monument for UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello who, along with 21 others, was killed in the terrorist bombing of UN headquarters in Iraq on 19 August 2003.Responding to questions, Ms. Okabe said a mortar attack took place today in an open field about 100 metres from the compound where Mr. Ban and Mr. al-Maliki were holding a joint press conference following their talks, but no one was injured and the press conference continued. She added the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has begun an investigation into the incident.In a press statement which welcomed Mr. Ban’s visit and the UN’s efforts to promote national reconciliation in Iraq, the Security Council decried the mortar attack.“The members of the Security Council condemned all terrorist attacks and reaffirmed the need to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and by all means, in accordance with international law,” according to the statement, read out by Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo of South Africa, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month.During his Middle East trip, Mr. Ban is scheduled to visit Egypt, the occupied Palestinian territory, Israel and Jordan, and attend the Arab League Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 28 March, before going on to Lebanon. He is due back at UN Headquarters in New York on 2 April.UN spokesperson Michele Montas told journalists earlier this week that his main priorities for the trip would be the Middle East Peace process, stability in Lebanon, the Darfur and the UN role within the Iraq Compact. 22 March 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks today in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, other senior political leaders, foreign diplomats and United Nations staff members during an unannounced first stop on the UN chief’s 10-day tour of the Middle East. read more

SC order on accessibility at public buildings violated

Perera, who is also disabled, had petitioned and obtained a Supreme Court order last year which states that all parts of new public buildings and places, especially toilets and wash facilities, as defined in the accessibility regulations,  shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the design requirements specified in these regulations. The Human Rights Commission has now invited the public to notify the commission of any information relating to any violations of the Accessibility Regulations with respect to new public buildings and public places constructed after April 27, 2011. Ajith Perera with the England cricket captainA Supreme Court order issued last April on the right to accessibility to public buildings and places for the physically disabled, seniors or pregnant mothers, has not been fully implemented.Ajith Perera, Chief Executive of IDIRIYA, an organization fighting for the rights of the disabled, said that most public places and buildings do not have facilities or proper access for the disabled. Under the court order it also became mandatory to design buildings, approve plans, certify completed buildings and issue a certificate of conformity. Meanwhile the Human Rights Commission (HRC) said it recognizes there is Constitutional Protection to this Inherent Right to Accessibility of all Groups of people, senior citizens, pregnant Mothers and those affected with numerous debilitating medical conditions as well as the disabled, and thus legally falls into Fundamental Rights category.Chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, Justice Mr Priyantha Perera said that the HRC has begun to monitor the situation relating to the implementation of the regulation and the Supreme Court order on the right to accessibility. read more

UN officials urge parties in Afghanistan to respect human rights

Recalling the history of retaliation and loss of civilian life that has accompanied previous changes of power in Afghanistan, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, urged the compliance by all forces with humanitarian principles.In Islamabad, Stephanie Bunker, spokesperson for the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, told a press briefing that according to reports from several sources over 100 Taliban troops, mostly young recruits hiding in a school, had been killed in Mazar-i-Sharif by Northern Alliance forces Saturday evening.“Overall, the security situation remains somewhat unstable, and the picture is mixed,” Ms. Bunker said. “As of this morning, we heard reports that along with occasional looting there is also ‘punitive action’ that is being carried out. We have also heard that fighting is continuing in and around the city.”As for the situation with providing relief aid to fleeing Afghans, Ms. Bunker said the UN Coordinator for Afghanistan was asking all parties to the conflict to ensure security to the assistance community throughout the country. “It is essential that staff and property be protected so that humanitarian assistance to the needy civilian population of Afghanistan can continue,” she said. read more

Rio well placed to supply future demand

first_imgToday Rio Tinto released resource updates on three major projects – La Granja and Resolution (copper) and the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea. Rio Tinto today told investors that it is exceptionally well-placed to take advantage of an expected doubling of world demand for its metals and minerals by 2022. The Group gave details of expansion plans for existing operations and underlined its strong project pipeline. Chief Executive Tom Albanese and his senior management team provided detail on resource upgrades, as well as new information on the project pipeline at a ‘value and growth’ seminar in London. CFO Guy Elliott set out the internal valuation methods that Rio Tinto employs for its future growth options.Significant new resource estimates, across different orebodies, which will underpin the Group’s superior trajectory for long term growth include:Simandou project in Guinea announced new resources of 2,250 Mt of iron oreLa Granja project in Peru announced 2,800 Mt of Inferred copper resources at 0.5% Cu and 0.% ZnResolution project in Arizona, USA, announced 1,300 Mt of Inferred resources containing 1.51% Cu and 0.04% MoSulawesi Nickel project yesterday announced 162 Mt lateritic nickel Inferred resource with potential for further mineralisation through further exploration.In addition, Kennecott Utah Copper last week announced an upgrade of resources to 637 Mt at 0.48 per cent copper at its Bingham Canyon mine.In his presentation, Tom Albanese said that Rio Tinto’s compound annual production growth is expected to be 8.6% through to 2015 and that worldclass growth options in place beyond this time are very valuable, especially in strong markets: “Demand growth remains strong and, combined with supply side constraints, this means there has never been a time at which our options for expansion have been so valuable. With world demand for our products set to double by 2022, we have the reserves and resources in place to keep pace with the market.“Rio Tinto has a clear roadmap to deliver industry leading growth over the next few years, but this is just the beginning. Rio Tinto will continue to unlock value from tier one assets that are unrivalled in the sector.”The seminar outlined the role of Rio Tinto’s Exploration team in discovering and developing tier one prospects that offer options for continued growth. Eric Finlayson, Head of Exploration, presented on Rio Tinto’s disciplined focus on large, long life deposits which are profitable in all phases of the price cycle. He provided details of a pipeline of greenfield opportunities including nickel in Minnesota, coking coal in Mongolia and western Canada, diamonds in India, potash in Saskatchewan and lithium in Serbia. He also talked about brownfield coking coal and uranium opportunities.last_img read more

Scams concern community

first_imgSeveral scams with the victims being Greek elderly have been reported by constituents to the office of Jenny Mikakos, Victoria’s Shadow Minister for Children and Young Adults. In what is known as ‘rebate scam’, Greek elderly were contacted with claims they were owed money by the government after their pension had been mistakenly underpaid. After being asked to provide personal details, it was required from pensioners to make small payments that would release the owed payment for them. Ms Mikakos, member for Northern Metropolitan, told Neos Kosmos she wants to raise awareness in the Greek community about scams, as she believes that elderly from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with limited proficiency in English are more susceptible to fall victims of scamming. “These scams are highly prolific, particularly when it comes to people whose English language skills are very limited, which makes them more vulnerable to being exploited. Younger people are accustomed to hearing about internet scams. But when it comes to the elderly, people are being either written to or more alarmingly now they are receiving telephone calls,” Mikakos told Neos Kosmos. “For example, I had a constituent who had received an unsolicited phone call from a person claiming to be from the tax office. He was told that as a pensioner he was underpaid by the government, and was owed money by the tax office. He was asked for personal details. After I called the phone number that was provided to the victim, to interrogate the person and to ask which department he was from, it became clear that it was a scam and that the person was not in any way associated with government.” Last week, Neos Kosmos wrote about senior citizens from diverse backgrounds falling victim to scams. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Targeting Scams report for 2012, the level of scams activity in Australia continues to rise. Contrary to popular belief, the ACCC report found that young people and the elderly were not over-represented in contacts. However, elderly from diverse backgrounds who fall victim to scams seem to turn to their community organisations to report scams and not to government agencies. Additionally, as a media person for the ACCC told Neos Kosmos, the commission statistics are not broken down by ethnicity – something that makes scam victims from diverse backgrounds ‘invisible’ to government statistics. “Sometimes government agencies don’t turn their mind to unique issues that are being faced by migrant communities, especially the elderly migrants who have poor English language skills or even pure literacy skills in their own native language and might find it difficult to understand written material. That’s why it is very important that more efforts in different ethnic media to educate our elderly migrants are made by Consumers Affairs and other government agencies.” Ms Mikakos has recently contacted Consumer Affairs Victoria to urge them to do more in ethnic media in order to raise awareness and to educate ethnic communities. “A lot of people hear about this information through English language media, but I am concerned that some of the more vulnerable members of these communities who don’t speak English well and are not hearing about scams and warnings – may fall victims of scams,” Mikakos said. In their response to Ms Mikakos, Consumer Affairs Victoria stated they will develop a media release for distribution to ethnic media, as well as translate scams information for their website. The information and videos addressing the most common consumer scams – including the scam reported by Ms Mikakos’ constituent, known as the ‘rebate scam’ – are currently available only in English. “I am concerned that the problem is larger than I might have experienced through my constituents. People might have become victims of these scams but might have only spoken to their family about it. They should be very careful about providing their personal details, as it can lead to identity fraud, or the more common one – rebate scam.” “If they are not certain, my advice to them is to go and ask the Tax Office or other government agencies directly, to call back on a direct number – not the number that someone gave them.” Ms Mikakos encouraged Greek community organisations to become aware of the scams issue and to let government agencies know when a problem occurs. “I would also encourage people to get in contact with me, if they are experiencing issues that are unique to the Greek elderly. The scam issue might be potentially a much bigger problem. It is a great deal of concern for our elderly as scammers are often very convincing.” To report a scam, contact Consumer Affairs Victoria on 1300 55 81 81 (or 131 450 for Interpreter Service). To find out more about rebate scams, visit http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/resources-and-education/scams/consumer-sc… Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

TCI lawyer calls for better work conditions for Immigration Officers

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tciimmigration Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The Immigration Department workers appears to have a new advocate in Mark Fulford, he yesterday outlined what he called nine flawed working conditions for officers who on November 5 staged a sick out in protest of reported overdue overtime pay.    Fulford, an attorney and candidate for the PNP in the North and Middle Caicos electoral district race cited that the Immigration Officers are giving too much, to be getting such low salaries and on top of that, have to wait for outstanding overtime pay.Fulford is calling on the PDM Administration to bring the ‘change’…“Was this the private sector, the Government would have had the Labour Department shut down such a company responsible for such degrading and demoralizing treatment of its employees.   Well, it is time for the “Change” Minister of Immigration, to change these 9 flawed working conditions for the staff in his Ministry.   The people elected you because they wanted to see change, so be the change you promised these Officers you would be.”Fulford said salaries are outpaced by inflation, 45%; that Immigration Officers should have a staff bathroom, currently they have to sometimes wait in line at the airport facility with passengers; the officers have to pay for airport parking of their vehicles, that the chairs within which they sit to work are in need of professional cleaning and new upholstery, that they have insufficient uniforms – two for a six day work week he said and that at the office, the septic tank is leaking and the office is often not cleaned.Magnetic Media has asked repeatedly for an update on the situation with the Immigration Officers, with no reply.    The Civil Servants Association also remains mute on the matter.   Fulford concluded with:  “Do the right thing and Pay the Outstanding and earned double-time for holidays.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIimmigration Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Immigration Officers stage sick out on ‘big day’ at Provo airportcenter_img Town Meeting called by PNP Opposition for tonight Recommended for youlast_img read more

Students honored for overcoming amazing odds

first_img“I wanted to personally thank you, and may God bless you. You did a great thing,” said one police officer. “You have no idea what you did, so thank you, and continue all the great work you’ve been doing.”Devin Bennar, a Southwood Middle School Student was also honored after he was badly injured in a golf cart accident in July 2016.Bennar and four other kids were riding in a golf cart when they wound up on a collision course with a car.Bennar has been determined to continue his recovery; his speech has improved, and he was able to climb out of a wheelchair long enough to take photos with police officers in attendance.Bennar still has a few surgeries ahead of him, and Rodriguez is heading to college to continue her studies in emergency medical training.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida high school student and middle school student were both honored by the “Do the Right Thing” program for overcoming tough odds.Seventeen-year-old Thalia Rodriguez was honored after saving the life of a critically injured police officer.Rodriguez came to the rescue of Miami-Dade Police Maj. Ricky Carter in May when his leg was severed in an-off duty motorcycle accident.“At that time, I wasn’t saving a police officer, I was saving a human being, and that’s all that matters,” said Rodriguez, a Westland High School senior.Rodriguez, who is studying to be a first responder, put her skills to the test and fashioned Carter a tourniquet to stop the blood loss.“I just feel honored to have been able to help him,” she said. “He’s a strong man, and I know he’s going to get through this.”Rodriguez was also honored by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and received words of gratitude from Carter’s colleagues. last_img read more

Roman House Showing Its Age Receives TLC From Public Buildings Department

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Roman House, the headquarters of the school district’s administration, continues to show its age. The historic structure, built in 1900, recently required some significant repairs from the town’s Public Buildings Department.A section of the roof was replaced last week.“The shingles on this section in some areas were missing, starting to come lose, and falling apart, allowing water into the structure,” explained Superintendent of Public Buildings George Hooper. “Approximately 24 square feet of shingles were replaced.”“The Public Buildings Department has been continually monitoring this roof for some time knowing that eventually the roof or building would be replaced,” continued Hooper. “After a few high wind storms and rain events over this past season, it was determined that this section of roof would not survive the upcoming winter and should be replaced.”The project cost $24,870, which will come out of the Public Building Department’s roof repair account within its annual operating budget.Additional work was done to the Victorian-era building, situated in front of Wilmington High School, this week.“There was also a section of the side entrance that deteriorated and needed to be replaced to maintain its integrity and to keep moisture out,” added Hooper. No additional work, other than routine maintenance, is planned at this time.When asked about the long-term future of the Roman House, Hooper is understandably more concerned about building’s current state.“The reality is that the Roman House, for now, serves as a functioning office area and its occupants need to be protected from any elements. That is the responsibility of this department,” responded Hooper. “The Facility Master Plan identifies a need for a new School Administration Office as well as a Town Hall. When these plans move forward, the future of these buildings will be determined by the residents of Wilmington.”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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Public Buildings Dept. Outlines Projects This Summer, Including School ImprovementsIn “Government”Wilmington DPW & Public Buildings Dept. Complete Dozens Of Projects To Get Schools Ready For Opening DayIn “Education”Wilmington School System Receives $20K State Grant For Safety & Security UpgradesIn “Education”last_img read more

Computer Glitch Affected Thousands Of STAAR Exams

first_imgSTAAR logoTechnical issues last week that caused public school students to lose their answers on state standardized exams affected more than 14,000 computerized tests, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told the State Board of Education on Wednesday.Most of the exams in question were being taken by special-education students, he said during a regularly scheduled update to the 15-member elected board. Problems surfaced last week on the first day of the statewide administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, exam, helping fuel an ongoing backlash against a standardized testing regime that many parents and educators believe is already too stressful. The Texas Education Agency later confirmed that school districts across the state had reported that students’ previously input responses on online tests had disappeared after they had logged out — either voluntarily or due to 30 minutes of inactivity or a lost internet connection. Until Morath’s comments Wednesday, the agency had not revealed how many exams were affected.The number of exams impacted likely correlates to the number of students impacted, although TEA spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe said in an email that “because 5th and 8th graders took two tests” last week, “theoretically the same student could have been impacted twice but hopefully that didn’t happen.”Of the 14,220 affected exams, Ratcliffe said 8,778 were STAAR A, which is given to special-education students. The rest were regular and STAAR L exams, which is given to English language learners. Morath again described the problem as “simply unacceptable” on Wednesday, echoing a strongly worded statement he issued last week that said “Kids in the classroom should never suffer from mistakes made by adults.”The state left the decision of whether to retest affected students up to school districts. Some opted to retest students, Morath said Wednesday. But he said the exam scores of affected students would not factor into school ratings under the state’s accountability system.If the problem isn’t solved by May, Morath said the state would reconsider its contract with Educational Testing Services, the New Jersey-based company it picked last year to develop and administer the state-required exams. The decision to hire ETS made waves as London-based Pearson had held the contract since Texas began requiring state student assessments in the 1980s.ETS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Morath said ETS would also be financially penalized. The TEA is still determining the amount of the penalty, Ratcliffe said.“One of the primary reasons” for the problem was a “timeout issue,” she said in an email. “The system was set to log someone off if he was inactive for 30 minutes,” she said. “That timeout limit was adjusted as the week went along.”  This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2016/04/06/staar-computer-glitch-impacted-thousands/. Sharelast_img read more

The Power of Homebuyer Choice

first_img Share Affordability first-time home buyers Homebuyer HOUSING Inventory Trulia 2018-10-03 Rachel Williams For years national housing inventory has been falling, but a report released recently by Trulia’s Inventory and Price Watch suggests that this trend is slowing in much of the country and in certain markets beginning to reverse itself. According to the report, the supply of homes for sale nationwide decreased by just 2.5 percent in Q3 of 2018—its lowest annual drop since 2015—and in pricier markets has actually begun to increase. The national inventory on entry-level homes fell less than 1 percent in the last year, and trade-up inventory has actually improved by a little more than half a percent. This increase in supply has been most striking in California, where six out of 10 metro areas with the highest annual inventory growth are located. Half of all homes available for sale are to be found in these higher-end markets. The report found, however, that housing affordability still continues to be a problem for potential homebuyers, with declines seen nationwide. This affordability problem is especially felt by those looking to enter the market for the first time and shoppers interested in mid-level or trade-up homes. According to the national average, a family seeking to purchase an entry-level home is likely to spend just over 25 percent of their income to secure a mortgage, and in pricier cities like San Francisco and San Jose the same buyers are likely to spend more than 100 percent of their income in order to purchase a home. In fact, according to the report, affordability for those looking to enter the market for the first time has dropped to its greatest low since Trulia began tracking these metrics in 2012. Even so, the data presented by this report would appear to be a good sign for those in the market to purchase a home in general, indicating buyers discouraged by scant inventory have reason to hope the housing market overall is improving. For more information, click here. The Power of Homebuyer Choicecenter_img in News, Origination October 3, 2018 721 Views last_img read more

The Hong Kong Tourism Board HKTB hosted a group

first_imgThe Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) hosted a group of 18 Australian wholesalers from 31 May to 4 June 2018 for the 2018 Contract Hong Kong – an opportunity to connect with 100 local Hong Kong trade partners including hotels, ground operators and attractions.Showcasing Hong Kong’s vast tourism offerings, highlights of the four day program included testing traditional Chinese baking techniques during a cooking class at the famous Kee Wah Bakery; a walking tour of the authentic Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po; cruising Victoria Harbour on a junk boat with Aqua Luna; and product updates from stalwart favourites Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland.HKTB’s trade marketing and business tourism manager, Lisa Lee said Contract Hong Kong is an important event on the Australian tourism trade calendar.“Contract Hong Kong enables us to connect our trade partners with in-market product representatives so they can get the most up-to-date information firsthand.“As our front line ambassadors, it’s important that we provide our trade representatives with new and exciting experiences to showcase to their consumers. We know our visitors want to experience Hong Kong like a local.” Contract Hong KongHong Kong Tourism Boardwholesalerslast_img read more

Although the Arizona Cardinals passed on Notre Dam

first_imgAlthough the Arizona Cardinals passed on Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph in the second round in favor of Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams, the team may have found a gem in their third round selection. Rob Housler, the tight end from Florida Atlantic University, wasn’t exactly a superstar. He came from the Sun Belt Conference and ranked as the fifth best tight end in CBS sports’ 2011 draft player rankings. Miller said the team will need to work with Housler on his blocking abilities but said the team is excited for the fighting attitude the tight end brings. “He’s going to fight you,” Miller said. “That’s the one thing that we did like is that although he’s not a point to point blocker of a 300 pound defensive end, we still feel he’s a guy that is going to fight.”“We saw that on the film and the advantage he is going to bring to the passing game really excited us.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke However, he turned in a 4.46 forty-yard dash time before the draft and is expected to become a match-up nightmare for opposing defenses with his 6-5, 215 pound frame.“Housler is no slouch,” Cardinals general manager Rod Graves told Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash Monday.“With a 4.46 and being that size, I think he is going to be an excellent candidate for us and has got a chance to be just as good as (Notre Dame tight end) Kyle Rudolph when it’s all said and done.” Housler had 39 receptions for 629 yards and four touchdowns while averaging over 16 yards per catch at FAU last season. For perspective, Rudolph had only 328 yards on 28 receptions and three touchdowns last season after he was hampered with a hamstring injury. Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike Miller was a guest on the annual Big Red Rage post draft show and said he is excited on what Housler will bring to the team. He said Housler is very athletic and runs great routes while his hands and size make him a difficult assignment for opposing defenses. “The big difference from those guys is what he does in the pass game,” Miller said.“He’s an excellent athlete and has a real feel for the pass game. I would say the separator with Housler is his speed and the dynamic he brings to the pass game is pretty special.”last_img read more

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This is where the Latvians go when they want white sand and sea and, until now, it’s been a (well-kept) secret beach – sorry locals, but we think you guys deserve to know about it too!How to get there: Take a bus from Riga to Liepaja, or hire a car and drive into Latvia from the north of Lithuania.Where to stay near LiepajaThere’s a 5 star experience waiting for you in the Promenade Hotel, Liepaja. The sauna is welcome respite after a day in the cold water. Search for cheap flights to Riga 16. Flag Beach, Fuerteventura, SpainHang on, isn’t Fuerteventura already one of our favourite beach holidays in Europe? Surely we’ve discovered all the most beautiful shores on this popular Canary Island? You might think so, but no, there are a few secluded spots that we Brits have not overrun with all-day breakfast cafes and Irish pubs. Join those in the know who seek out the tropical turquoise beauty at Flag Beach, on the north Fuerteventura. It’s a long, hot walk from the resort of Corralejo to Flag Beach, but it’s most certainly worth it. Kite surfers should definitely check it out too! Find out more about the best beaches in the Canary Islands with this handy island guide.How to get there: Fly into Fuerteventura‘s airport and drive up the FV1 to the north coast, taking the exit for Flag Beach.Where to stay near FuerteventuraThe Atlantis Adults Only resort is ideal for romantic weekends.Search for cheap flights to Fuerteventura 11. Dhermi, AlbaniaNot heard of the Albanian Riviera before? Well you should have! This stretch of the Adriatic coast has been widely-tipped to be ‘the next Croatia’ and Britis are bound to be flocking to its shores for a sunny beach holiday in the not too distant future. So get there before the rest! Although getting to Dhermi Beach involves a nerve-jangling drive over a mountain pass, you’ll appreciate it even more when you go for a paddle!How to get there: Take a bus from Tirana (where you’ll also find Albania’s international airport) and make sure it’s going along the coastal road to Dhermi. The more reliable (and recommended) way is to hire a car.Where to stay near DhermiSink into that new book in the leafy garden of the Yard Paradise Hotel in Dhermi, the beach is in walking distance and breakfast is included. Search for cheap flights to Tirana12. Dune du Pyla, FranceThe Flanc Côté Ouest is the seaward side of the Dune du Pyla, a giant sand dune on Aquitane’s Atlantic coast near Bordeaux. The beach is hidden by a 108 metre-high wall of sand, so you have to climb up and roll down it to get there – great fun for you and the kids but perhaps go with caution, this is Europe’s largest sand dune after all! It’s some effort on a hot day, but you’ll be rewarded with this incredible stretch of sand all to yourself.How to get there: Fly in to Bordeaux and Dune du Pyla is less than 40 miles away in the Arcachon Bay area. Once you’ve arrived in La Teste-de-Buch just look for the dunes and head in that direction, you can’t miss them!Where to stay near Dune du PylaArc Hotel Sur Mer has a gym and spa for relaxing (if you don’t manage to chill out on Dune du Pyla…). Search for cheap flights to Bordeaux 10. Skagen, DenmarkSkagen headland, also known as the Scaw, is at the tip of one of the world’s largest spits, a 10,000 year-old stretch of sand that keeps on growing. Stand with your feet in two seas at the end of the spit – the Skagarak Sea and the Kattagat Sea – but it won’t be bikini weather, as average temperatures just about tip 19°C in Skagen at the height of summer.How to get there: The nearest airport is just over an hour away in Aalborg, which does operate direct flights from London, although you may be more likely to find the really cheap flights in Copenhagen or even Gothenburg City Airport in neighbouring Sweden. Once you’re in Skagen, there’s a handy local tractor service from the Grenen parking lot which runs along the beach.Where to stay near SkagenOpt for seaside chic in Hotel Plesner, just 10 minutes from the beach and Skagen’s old town. Search for cheap flights to Aalborg If you have a favourite coastal spot in Europe that we’ve missed, don’t forget to share in the comments section below!1. Praia de Ursa, PortugalThis seriously secluded spot is reserved for the very, very determined few – it’s not easily available by public transport, and even in the car you’ve got to scrabble at the end. But once you arrive you won’t have any other distractions than the warm sand between your toes and the cliffs on either side of this beautiful bay. The waves can be pretty rough, so do be cautious when taking a dip. Want more Insta-worthy Portuguese beaches? Right this way…How to get there: The closest town is Sintra, served by Lisbon Airport, and the easiest way to get to Praia de Ursa is by car. Where to stay near Praia de UrsaPraia de Ursa is pretty remote, so stay in Grand Villa Reale in Cascais. There’s plenty of restaurants and easy transport connections to Lisbon.Search for cheap flights to Lisbon 13. Nida Beach, LithuaniaNida Beach is on Lithuania’s Curonian Split, a 98km long strip of land, with the pine forest covering the outback, white soft sand to lay your towel on and epic views of the Baltic Sea beyond. When you’re done soaking up the sun on one of Europe’s best beaches, take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Curonian Lagoon, a body of water formed by the Split.How to get there: Your best bet for cheap flights from the UK is Vilnius Airport – Nida is around 4 hours drive away from here. Once you get near, follow the signs for the Blue Flag beach.Where to stay near Nida BeachThe natural decor and modern appliances in Nidus make for a comfy stay near Nida Beach in Lithuania. A tasty fresh breakfast is included too. Search for cheap flights to Vilnius 20. Plage de Saleccia, CorsicaSecret beaches usually take a bit of effort to get to, but the rewards usually make up for sweating in the midday sun. Nowhere is this truer than in Corsica: unless you’ve got a boat to hand, you’ll have to walk across a desert to get to arguably one of the best beaches in Europe, Saleccia. Hidden by the desolate Désert de Agriates, a sunburnt expanse of nothingness, Saleccia is the heaven after the hell, a mile-long desert island dream sitting pretty on the Mediterranean Sea.How to get there: Flights to Corsica go direct from London Gatwick, with most airlines routing through the island’s capital of Ajaccio. To get to Saleccia Beach, off road it in a 4×4 from Casta in the northern prefecture of Bastia, or take that private yacht you’ve got stashed away.Where to stay near Plage de SalecciaThe rose-pink walls of Hotel Posta make quite the weekend pad. Search for cheap flights to Corsica 2. Cala de sa Forcanera, SpainNot all secret beaches require several miles of hiking and a secret treasure map. In fact, Cala da Forcanera is an hour away from Barcelona and Girona, which makes it perfect for escaping the city. However, you will need a kayak to get there – access via land means traipsing through private property, which is why it’s usually deserted. After a day spent topping up the tan head to the town of Lloret de Mar for a seafood supper. And if you’re planning on spending any time in nearby Barcelona, check out our city guide for tips on where to go and not get ripped off.How to get there: Fly into Barcelona and access Cala de sa Forcanera by kayak from one of the other surrounding beaches on the Costa Brava. Nearby resort Blanes makes a good base.Where to stay near Cala de sa ForcaneraAlba Seleqtta in Lloret del Mar is the perfect place to stay, as you’ll have plenty more beaches on your doorstep. Search for cheap flights to Barcelona Related10 best beaches in Portugal: in picturesFrom rugged surfing coves on the west coast of Portugal to idyllic hidden bays in the Algarve, here are the top 10 beaches in Portugal, in glorious pictures…Alternative beach holidays for summerFancy a beach holiday, but don’t want to battle through the crowds to find a good spot for your towel? We’ve rounded-up some exciting destinations that are a little off the beaten track – some in far-flung countries such as Japan and Malaysia, while others are a little closer to…10 of the best places for family holidays in the AlgarveAh, the Algarve. Easily accessible from Faro, this beautiful stretch of Portuguese coastline is blessed with gorgeous beaches and sublime light. July and August offer the highest temperatures, but book for May, June, September or October if you want to avoid the biggest crowds but still enjoy the sunshine –… Extra doses of sun, sea and summer 50 of the best beaches in the world: in photos Grab a cup of tea to browse through rocks on the Atlantic, the foamy waves of the Pacific and the secret beaches of the Med. Where to go on holiday in AugustStep out of Europe and into China or Portland for your next holiday. Yep, you can still get a tan in Oregon! 10 best beaches around the worldFor when Blighty won’t cut it… From California to Croatia: these beaches around the world are oh-so Instaworthy. Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 6. Reynisfara, IcelandWho says beaches have to be golden or talcum powder white? Near the town of Vik in the south of Iceland, Reynisfjara is beautiful in black and blue, its sand decorated with the odd lump of ice from the Vatnajokull glacier. Which should tell you that the water might be a bit chilly for getting your tootsies wet, but it’s certainly a beautiful place to admire. For more on what to see and do in Iceland (that doesn’t involve the Northern Lights) check this alternative guide out.How to get there: Take a flight to Reykjavik and hire some wheels to explore Iceland’s incredible geography to the full. To get to Reynisfara beach, turn onto the 215 from Highway 1 and look out for black sand!Where to stay near ReynisfaraThe Puffin Hotel is ideal whether you’re going solo or with a group. It’s in the village of Vik, close to Reynisfara.Search for cheap flights to Reykjavik 14. Melide, SpainSpain’s Atlantic coast doesn’t receive as much attention as its Mediterranean counterpart, but these shores have their fair share of beauty, just without the crowds. Melide Beach is an unsung sweep of sand in Pontevedra, Galicia, watched over by three lighthouses and frequented by very few people; just the odd surfer, here to ride the waves in peace.How to get there: It’s a short 27 mile trip from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Melide Beach. You can also get here by car from Cabo Home and Cabo Pequeño – the beach is in between these capes.Where to stay near MelideFall or Galician charm in A Parada Das Bestas. The stone walls, cosy beds and original doorways make this cottage the perfect hideout.Search for cheap flights to Santiago de Compostela 9. Virgin Mary Bay, ItalyThe shores of Capo Vaticano make it on to lists of the best beach holidays in Europe quite regularly. You might have read about Groticelle, the most famous, or even Tano Bay, an amazing 124 metres above sea level, but Virgin Mary Bay is the real undiscovered beauty. As far as hidden beaches go, it helps that this one is found in Calabria, a region less defined by tourism and more by an authentic, unadulterated Italian vibe. Besides the perfect sands and clear waters, what else makes the Cape worth visiting? Why, the fact that it boasts the ideal climate for growing red onions of course!How to get there: Calabria forms the ‘toe’ of Italy’s boot, with a local airport at Reggio Calabria. The cheapest UK flights here are usually to and from London, with a stop in Rome. You can reach Virgin Mary Bay by driving from Ricadi, the nearest small town.Where to stay near Virgin Mary BayChill out with an Aperol Spritz and Wifi in Hotel Eolo Capo Vaticano. Parking is also complimentary. Search for cheap flights to Calabria 15. Virgin Island’s Creek, Brittany, FranceThis little bay is hidden on an island off the coast of Finistère, to the west of Brittany and is nestled between two cliffs, which is why it’s called a ‘creek’; the French term is actually ‘Ile Vierge’. Not many venture out here, and those who do are offered total seclusion.How to get there: Brittany has a few regional airports but the most convenient for the beach is probably Brest. It’s around an 80 minute journey to Perros on the north coast, from where you can take a boat to Virgin Island’s Creek.Where to stay near BrittanyGet amongst the surf culture in Finistere with a stay at the Inter-Hotel Armen Le Triton. Wake up to waves, fresh croissants and coffee before exploring the secret beaches Search for cheap flights to Brest 3. Pentire Steps, UKHave you heard of Bedruthan Steps? Probably. This is the more popular beach of the two in Cornwall, but for secret picnics and long, quiet afternoons, go to Pentire Steps, part of the same stunning National Park. Forming a scenic stretch of the Portcothan Bay Walk, why not combine it with a lengthy stroll – this is also a dog-friendly beach. Efforts will be rewarded with Flake 99s. 17. Saharun, CroatiaCroatia, home to some key Game of Thrones film sets, various Medieval ruins, and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, including a few not many people know about. This Caribbean-esque gem, hiding in Zadar’s archipelago, is easy to miss but make sure you seek it out if you’re heading to Croatia this summer. The white pebbles on the bottom of the ocean and cloudless skies means that the water here is truly glass-like. Veli Rat is the nearest village and it’s well worth climbing the lighthouse if you have time, too. How to get there: You’ll need to take an 80 minute boat ride to get to Saharun on the island of Dugi Otok, from Zadar. You can take a car aboard the ferry if you’ve rented your own wheels but remember to fill up the tank before leaving the mainland as fuel can be pricey on the island.Where to stay near ZadarBoutique Hostel Forum is a comfortable option for backpackers in Zadar – you’ll be in the centre of the nightlife and culture. Search for cheap flights to Zadar18. Polly Joke, Cornwall, UK‘Polly Joke’ is the local name for Porth Joke, one of the lesser known beaches in north Cornwall. It’s tucked into the headland of Newquay‘s countryside and it’s just a short walk down to Joke’s beautiful shoreline. This descent puts a lot of people off, which is usually why it’s so quiet, but don’t let this deter you from exploring one of Europe’s best beaches if you’ve made the effort to get to Cornwall.How to get there: Park at West Pentire car park and follow the signs for Porth Joke Beach. Where to stay near Porth JokeThe Rose In Country House Hotel has Austinite charm, in walking distance of Truro cathedral and Holywell Bay. If Cornwall is a little far south for you, check out some of the best beaches in Wales – Pembrokeshire has beaches to rival Porth Joke! Search for cheap flights to Newquay 4. Anamur, Iskele, TurkeyThe lack of a main road and high rise resorts usually leaves this little hidden beach deserted. A favourite with Turkish locals on their holidays, if you decide to head to this corner of Europe for your beach holiday this summer, you’ll be staying in small, family-run hotels paying local prices for delicious Turkish food. Sounds pretty perfect to us.How to get there: The nearest airport to Iskele is Antalya, some 160 miles away. Luckily, Iskele is connected to the big city by the D400, so it won’t be too hard to find Anamur if you’re renting a car on arrival.Where to stay near AnamurThe Guest House on the Aegean is a home away from home, with the addition of your own garden and terrace. Search for cheap flights to Antalya 19. Cala Xarraca, SpainAdmittedly, there are parts of Ibiza that have been somewhat spoiled by 40 years of mass tourism, but away from San Antonio, Playa d’en Bossa and the like, the White Isle hides away several beaches that rank among the best in Europe, like this patch of postcard-perfect Mediterranean sand, Cala Xarraca. Otra cerveza por favor!How to get there: Although Cala Xarraca is at the opposite end of the island to Ibiza Airport and Ibiza Town, it’s just a 45 minute drive to the beach from here. If you’re sharing, a taxi to Xarraca from one of the resorts like San Antonio should be fairly affordable, at around €30 to €40 during the day. Whilst you’re road tripping, hit up a few more of Ibiza’s best bays, coves and beaches.Where to stay near Cala XarracaHippy markets, poolside bars and juices on demand: welcome to Agroturismo Ca Sa Vilda Marge.Search for cheap flights to Ibiza How to get there: Cornwall’s airport is found at surfing capital Newquay, just under 20 minutes drive along the coast from the National Trust site of Bedruthan. Follow the signs for Pentire Farm and park there, then take the narrow footpath down to the coast – wear proper walking shoes.Where to stay near Pentire StepsThe Windward in Newquay is a cute cosy hideaway for weekends on the beach.Search for cheap flights to Newquay 5. Traigh Eais, the Outer Hebrides, ScotlandSituated on the tiny Hebridean island of Barra, Traigh Eais beach doubles as Barra airport; obviously, you can only land when the tide is out. 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Rishi Kapoor, Share This Article Related Article “Wedding Pullav”, Winfrey, his Democratic opponent, If the situation had been different,a purse and a mobile phone, JCP (Crime) Vivek Sharma said Child rape: Protests intensify in Gr Noida GREATER NOIDA: Protest over the alleged rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl intensified in RabupuraGreater Noida on Thursday The market was closed as villagers poured out on streetsdemanding immediate arrest of the accused Police said two men had been detained for questioning The girls semi-nude body was found on Tuesday morning outside a local nursing home Two killed as tempo rams autorickshaw NEW DELHI: Two persons were killed and two others injured when a speeding tempo rammed an autorickshaw on Asaram Bapu Marg in the Mandir Marg area on Thursday afternoon The tempo driver is abscondingpolice said Abhishek (20) and Brijesh (18)both residents of Haryanawere heading to ISBT after participating in a javelin throwing competition near Race Course Road For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: March 17 2014 12:42 am Related News Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki takes you on a journey you don’t quite expect He talks of how as a student he could never afford art materials and how he found an alternative — everything else From materials as diverse as a toothbrush and a shopping bag to his own hair Iwasaki used everything he could to create art “My falling hair made me realise my mortality I wanted to showcase the fragility and the transience of things I can do that by using materials that are extrememly fragile” he says In his first exhibition in India called ‘Trans x form’ Iwasaki has collaborated with painter Manisha Parekh after he met her in an art exchange programme in Japan His work Out of Disorder (Mt Hakkouda) has various patterns of the Japanese traditional dress a kimono and a mountain with four colourful seasons which is also made out of a kimono “A kimono seems very similar to the Indian sari to me I imagine that our cultures including textile techniques might have travelled from India (sari) to Japan (kimono) through the Silk Route That was the thought behind depicting the precipitous Himalayan mountains on a silk textile sari which I bought at a market in Old Delhi in this work” he says Armed only with superglue and a vivid imagination Iwasaki’s work draws inspiration from traditional Japanese gardens yet has a universal appeal Parekh’s Japanese connection shows up in The Shadow Garden In this installation Parekh shows the lifecycle of a Japanese butterbur a plant she had seen during her residency in Aomori in northern Japan Another work Nesting is a unit of 50 drawings which Parekh drew during the design of her new studio It is not only minimal and semiotical but also organic abstract work drawn using gold gouache and sumi (Chinese ink) The exhibition ‘Trans x from’ is on till April 30 at the Japan Foundation 5A Ring Road Lajpat Nagar Contact: 26442967 Anubhav Parsheera For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: September 18 2013 5:51 am Top News All-round performance by Ayush Kharab (66 & 2/30) and a sedate knock by Saurav Bisht (36) helped Vidya Jain Academy beat Sporting Club by 40 runs to lift Shalimar Ajay Mittal Memorial cricket tournament at Ashok Vihar ground Brief score: Vidya Jain Academy 216 for 9 in 30 overs (Ayush Kharab 66Kshitij Sharma 28Saurav Bisht 36Rohan Rathi 2/40Manish Tehlan 2/34); Sporting Club 176 allout in 273 overs (Lalit Yadav 42Yogesh Kumar 33Nitin Bharwaj 33Rohit Nayan 3/27Ayush Kharab 2/30Harsh Awasthi 2/31) For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 2 2013 1:35 am Related News With the arrest of a Faidan village residentthe police on Monday claimed to have solved eight cases of thefts Policewhich had picked up Rohitash on Sundayclaimed to have recovered two motorcyclesthree gunny bags of cosmeticsa three-wheelera laptopa CPUa water filtera DVD player and a juicer mixer from him DSP (South) Surjit Singh Malik said the accused was apprehended while he was riding a stolen bike and was on his way to sell a stolen laptop The accused said the laptop was stolen from Sector 51 and the motor cycle from Sector 52 ? “It is a difficult place to play. early next year. In a statement the DDA said the issuance of allotment-cum-demand letters to the 14352 allottees of the scheme will be done once all developmental activities are completed Basic infrastructure such as sewage water lines and proper roads were not complete in the area After the allottees went to court in 1991 work was further delayed for decades? 2012 3:28 am Related News Arvind Kejriwal,m thinking,I feel nothing different, she added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: May 29 2017 2:12 am Participants during the house-cleaning lesson in Rajkot on Sunday Express Photo by Chirag Chotaliya Top News AROUND THREE weeks after the city slid 11 places to the 18th spot in the Swachh Survekshan rankings due to poor score for waste processing the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has terminated a contract with two private companies tasked with processing solid waste Rajkot municipal commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani issued an order late on Saturday terminating the contract that the civic body had signed with a joint venture (JV) of Strot Energy Private Limited of Rajkot and Rockem Separation System (India) Private Limited Mumbai in September 2014 As part of the agreement the JV was to process 350 metric tonnes (MT) of municipal solid waste per day It was also to pay Rs 8 per MT royalty to the RMC As part of the public-private partnership project the JV was to invest around Rs 30 crore for installing a waste-to-energy conversion plant at Nakravadi village on the outskirts of the city The two companies were to generate gas by heating solid waste in the absence of oxygen The gas was to be used to fire a turbine to generate 4 mega watt electricity per day Civic officers said that the JV was given 24 months to install the plant and start processing the waste “However they could manage to do only eight to 10 per cent of work in the given time They had issues with arranging finance for the project We granted them extension but they could not move forward They could not come up with convincing plan to put the project back on track All this while our solid waste was not processed It was because of them that we lost marks in the Swachh Survekshan” Pani told The Indian Express on Sunday The RMC also blacklisted the two firms for three years and confiscated the Rs 50 lakh security deposit The JV termed the termination of agreement disappointing “There was delay in getting the building plan approved for the project Finding finances was the toughest and there was little support from the government We requested for a 16-month extension of the deadline … But the RMC was not convinced nor was it willing to allow us to subcontract the work to a Chinese firm” Strot Energy managing director Hareshchandra Chauhan said Barring small waste converters placed at Jubilee Baug and at Race Course almost all of 500 MT of solid waste generated by the city per day remains unprocessed The civic body has been dumping the unprocessed waste in the land filling site at Nakravadi since late 2013 when Hunger Biotech Private Limited shut down its processing plant at Bakravadi due to financial constraints “The state government has come up with a solid waste disposal policy under which it will purchase power at Rs 703 per unit from those agencies generating power from waste We shall float fresh tenders keeping in mind this policy” added Pani For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 11 2017 2:00 pm Karn Sharma was happy with his performance after India Red beat India Green (Source: BCCI Domestic) Related News After striking his first 10-wicket haul in Lucknow Karn Sharma playing for India Red against India Green in the Duleep Trophy said that the achievement in the beginning would keep him motivated to do well through the season In an interview to Hindustan Times Karn playing his 58th first class match said “Everyone aims for a good beginning of the season and I have it in the opener itself This would keep me motivated to keep doing well through the season I always wanted to start with a bang This is my second season with pink ball and I don’t find any problem executing my game plan with this ball too” “If had been there for 15-20 overs further the result of the match could have been different For sure his (Nair) wicket was best one for me today” added Karn who claimed six wickets in the second innings Meanwhile India Green captain Parthiv Patel said that it was the deficit in the first innings that was a game changer He said “The ball and lights were good And even the pitch was alright If on a fourth day in the fourth innings if you can score 300 then it speaks for the wicket Just that there were a few spots on the pitch for off-spinners which they could exploit” said Patel who completed his 10000 first-class runs in the match” “I’m always someone who is in for trying and experimenting with new things But whatever experiment you are doing cannot end prematurely” he said adding “I’m all for it (pink ball) There was never something that we faced any problem” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPatna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will not be present at the rally of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in West Champaran district on Saturday as he would be busy with ticket distribution Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (right) and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Firstpost Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary told PTI that they have received a communication that like RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is occupied with seat allotment and selection of candidates and hence would not be able to it make to the Ramnagar programme He however said too much of political meaning should not be read into it JD(U) General Secretary KC Tyagi told PTI "Party has authorised me to participate in the rally of Rahul Gandhi" Tyagi said as Kumar would be involved in ticket distribution he has to stay in the state capital and will not be able to make it to Rahul Gandhi’s programme at Ramnagar on the occasion of birth anniversary of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar There would be "many occasions in the near future" when senior leaders of the grand secular alliance JD(U) RJD and Congress would share dias during poll Tyagi claimed Kumar did not comment about his absence from the Rahul Gandhi programme but tweeted a message "Mahagathbandhan has finalized the list of seats each party would be contesting The formal list will be issued on September 19" RJD President Lalu Prasad has already announced that he would not be able to go to Ramnagar and instead he would send his son Tejaswi Yadav "Tomorrow’s programme at Ramnagar is strictly a Congress function to observe the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar Since its election time in Bihar we had invited leaders of secular alliance "But because of their preoccupation in seat allotment and selection of candidates Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar have expressed inability to come" Ashok Choudhary Bihar Congress President who was on way to Ramnagar said He said Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Gulam Nabi Azad would accompany Rahul Gandhi in the function on Saturday Ramnagar 40 km from district headquarter Bettiah is dominated by Schedule castes and Tharu tribes It borders Nepal and is about 15-20 km from Bhitarwah from where Mahatama Gandhi had launched his satyagraha in 1917 Ramnagar (reserved seat) is presently represented by Bhagirathi Devi of BJP PTI

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