Sharad Yadav fails to get JD(U) symbol

first_imgThe Election Commission has refused to take cognisance of a petition moved last month by the Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United), staking a claim to the party symbol, due to lack of supporting documents.In response to Mr. Yadav’s memorandum, the EC on Tuesday said his faction had not submitted any documents to support the claim and therefore, his petition had been disposed of. Countering the claim, another JD (U) delegation — in support of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar — had filed a petition to the Election Commission last week. The delegation submitted affidavits of 71 party MLAs, 30 members in the Bihar Legislative Council, two Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha members, in support of Mr. Kumar.Mr. Kumar’s supporters also pointed out to the EC that Mr. Yadav had not furnished any documentary proof to back his claim and that he was only trying to buy some time as the party had requested the Rajya Sabha Chairman to disqualify him.last_img read more

NU, Adamson close in on PVL finals

first_imgNational U’s Aiko Urdas connects on a hard spike against Arellano U’s Andrea Marzan (14) and Necole Ebuen during their PVL Collegiate Conference Final Four duel at the San Juan Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONational University and Adamson University took pole positions in the road to the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Lady Bulldogs made quick work of Arellano University in the first semifinals series with a three-set sweep, 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. ADVERTISEMENT TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “Without Jema out, there’s so much that our team is lacking. First set I put Eli (Soyud) in Jema’s spot and (Bernadette) Flora as the opposite. It’s just a learning adjustment for me as a coach you make this decisions and you think it’s gonna click but Eli’s home is at the opposite and I think when we switched it up she started coming alive,” said Adamson head coach Air Padda.Toni Rose Basas and Jeanette Villareal combined for 30 points to lead FEU. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jaja Santiago spearheaded NU with 24 points while Risa Sato celebrated her 22nd birthday with 11 points. “Our goal was activate our quickers and take advantage of the smaller Arellano lineup,” said Santiago whose 6-foot-5 frame towers over every Lady Chief. “And I saw that our offense clicked so we just exploited it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the other semifinals match, the Lady Falcons had to fight back from a one-set deficit to stop Far Eastern University, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8, and take a 1-0 series lead. Christine Soyud carried the scoring yoke for Adamson from injured captain Jema Galanza finishing with 23 points while Bernadette Flora and Chiara Permentilla had 14 points apiece. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Renacia, Fernandez pace Sletba Open qualifiers

first_imgView comments In the Graded Masters field, Charles Calamba of Sletba-GMTBC rolled a six-game series of 1362 to pace the group, followed by two other Sletba members–Pabs Penalba (1298) and Edel Ocampo (1288).Penalba is also currently ahead in the Senior Masters with 1376, followed closely by Boy Florencio of Sletba-GMTBC with 1365, and Papio de Dios of Sletba with 1337.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutQualifying games will be held until Saturday at the Sta. Lucia East Bowling Center in Cainta.For details of the tournament and full results of the qualifying games, please check Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jeron Teng declares for PBA Draft BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tobs Renacia of the Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association (Sletba) and Perry Fernandez of DATBI are tied for the lead in the Masters division of the ongoing 21st Sletba Open in Cainta, Rizal.Results of the qualifying games as of Sunday night showed Renacia and Fernandez posting 1328 pinfalls each in six games, followed by Art Barrientos of TBAM-Prima with 1301.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Guiao focused on winning, not securing top draft pick

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Clutch Fonacier shoots NLEX past San Miguel NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX continued its dream run in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, this time stunning San Miguel with a 103-100 thriller on Sunday.That victory gave the Road Warriors their sixth win in eight games, enough to assure themselves a seat in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ However, as morale boosting as the stretch is, NLEX’s wins may come at a cost in the form of their potential top pick in the upcoming 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.For coach Yeng Guiao, though, he could care less on where his team falls in the annual rookie selection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We’re no longer thinking about it. That will take care of itself,” said the veteran mentor.After finishing at the cellar in the first two conferences, the Road Warriors were poised to claim the number one pick in this year’s draft.center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments But the recent string of wins put the squad in the upper half of the standings, and if the current order stands, Kia may very well secure the top selection with Blackwater getting the inside track for the second overall pick.Guiao, though, isn’t losing sleep on those draft picks. He said his focus remains on the present as he expressed elation with how the Road Warriors have been playing in the season-ending conference.“I like it very much,” he said. “Even our loss against Blackwater, they needed to shoot 17 three-pointers just to beat us by one point. That’s a great consolation for us.”As for the draft, Guiao is confident that regardless of where NLEX ends up this conference, his team can still nab at least a top three selection.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: England shakes off penalty curse and beats Los Cafeteros for…

first_imgAdvertisement Football: Clubs Placed On Alert As Barcelona Are Ready To Sell Their Star Player AdvertisementEngland edged past Colombia 4-3 on penalties after a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments. It was a stalemate until the 120th minute. Then to the penalties, of course, fans had thought it would be like every time. It had become something of a theme. 1990. 1996. 1998. 2004. 2006. 2012. Six major tournaments in 28 years, but yesterday they proved it wrong.After being victorious in the tie-breakers.After red card incidents being overlooked, Harry Kane started it off with his sixth goal of the tournament by scoring a penalty after being fouled by Carlos Sanchez.Everyone thought it was England going to the quarters in regulated time when Yerry Mina headed from a corner to make it level in the 93rd minute.Yerry Mina after the goal.Jordan Henderson was denied from the spot-kick by David Ospina and on the other hand, Manuel Uribe hit the crossbar before Carlos Bacca’s penalty was saved by Pickford.Highlights:-Read Also:-Football: Sunil Chhetri On Japan, ‘Japan, you were brilliant tonight.’last_img read more

Tiger Woods had five drugs in system at time of DUI arrest- report

first_imgFormer world number one golfer Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in May, according to an ESPN report on Monday.ESPN, which cited a copy of the toxicology report, said Woods had Hydrocodone, the generic form of a painkiller branded as Vicodin; Hydromorphone, a painkiller known as Dilaudid; Alprazolam, a mood and sleep drug known as Xanax; Zolpidem, a sleep drug known as Ambien; and Delta-9 carboxy THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system.It is not known if Woods had prescriptions for all of the medications. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida.A request made by Reuters to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for a copy of the toxicology report was not returned.Woods, who is second on the all-time list with 14 major titles, checked into a clinic in June for treatment to help deal with prescription drugs.He said last month he had completed treatment.”As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications,” Woods said in a statement.”Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realise now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance.”I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress. I remain grateful for the amazing support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me.”advertisementPolice found Woods stopped on the side of a Palm Beach-area road in his Mercedes-Benz at about 3 a.m. (0700 GMT) on May 29.He had “extremely slow and slurred speech” after being awakened by a police officer but was cooperative and told officers he takes several prescriptions, including Xanax, according to a police report.Woods, who had been heading away from his home, could not remember where he was going and told police he was returning from Los Angeles.A blood test showed he had the painkiller Vicodin and the antidepressant Xanax in his system but no alcohol. He was charged with driving under the influence and improperly stopping his vehicle.In a statement after his arrest, Woods apologised to fans and blamed the incident on prescription medication he was taking to manage pain from a recent back surgery.last_img read more

West Indian bowler Keemo Paul mimics Shikhar Dhawan in funny send-off

first_imgShikhar Dhawan was sent back to the pavilion by Keemo Paul with his own wicket celebration on Monday as India took on West Indies at the Brabourne Staium in Mumbai.The West Indian bowled a quick delivery on back of length, which Dhawan tried pulling over the infield for a certain boundary. He failed though as the ball hurried onto him and he ended up hitting it straight to Kieran Powell standing at mid-wicket.India vs West Indies: Live UpdatesBut what happened after that left everyone surprised. Paul proceeded to celebrate by bringing his hands together as if he was cradling a baby. That would have been enough but he didn’t stop. He copied Dhawan’s signature ‘thigh-slap’ celebration to give the Indian opener a send-off.Dhawan though did not let the send-off faze him, an as ever had a smile on his face, evidentaly chosing to see the funny side of the incident. He walked back ruing his mistake of yet again getting out after a decent start.Also read – Dhawan-Rohit opening partnership now better than Tendulkar and SehwagDhawan had earlier explained the meaning behind his celebration. He had confessed that it was something he picked up watching kabaddi.”I started the Kabaddi-style celebration first in Australia when I took a catch to dismiss Shane Watson. I enjoy watching Kabaddi. It is very entertaining for me,” he had said on the show ‘Breakfast with Champions’.During the course of the innings on Monday, Dhawan along with his opening partner Rohit Sharma, became the second best opening pair in ODI history for India, after the duo surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.advertisementTendulkar and Sehwag have scored 3919 runs from 93 innings and were involved in 12 hundred-run partnerships, since first opening the innings together back in 2002.Rohit and Dhawan came together as India openers during the 2013 Champions Trophy in England and have not looked back since. Rohit went on score three double hundreds while Dhawan has been the epitome of consistency. They have stitched up 13 hundred-run partnerships over the last five years.The record to break for Rohit and Dhawan is the 8227 runs scored by Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, who had opened together in 176 innings and were involved in 26 century partnerships.last_img read more

Mourinho exposed as lawless & lost in Conte attack

first_imgPremier League Desperate, lawless and lost – Mourinho showed true colours with Conte ‘match-fixing’ attack Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 17:00 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(43) Jose Mourinho Antonio Conte Getty Images Premier League Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea v Leicester City Manchester United v Chelsea Leicester City Manchester United Chelsea Arsenal League Cup Opinion The Man Utd boss’ barb was intended to wound and succeeded, but his Chelsea counterpart should learn discretion is the better part of valour The race was close and [Lyndon B] Johnson was getting worried. Finally, he told his campaign manager to start a massive rumour campaign about his opponent’s life-long habit of enjoying carnal knowledge of his own barnyard sows. “Christ, we can’t get away with calling him a pig-f*cker,” the campaign manager protested. “Nobody’s going to believe a thing like that.” “I know,” Johnson replied. “But let’s make the sonofabitch deny it.”  – Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72, Hunter S Thompson Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Jose Mourinho knew exactly what he was doing last Friday night when he dredged up match-fixing in relation to Antonio Conte .Mourinho is a clever guy. He will know well that the Chelsea manager was, in fact, acquitted of all charges in relation to his alleged involvement in Italian football’s Calcio Scommese crisis.But he wasn’t about to let the facts get in the way of a low blow.He would have been well aware that the finer points of Conte’s alleged involvement in the scandal get lost all too easily. Conte the match-fixer – a crass, inaccurate portrayal – has long since taken hold on social media as a stick with which to beat fans of Juventus and Chelsea alike.Mourinho fed the trolls.Jose Mourinho Manchester UnitedThere is simply no way that the English football fan in the street has gone through the details of Conte’s case with a fine-tooth comb. The average football fan will have heard something about Conte having served a ban but Mourinho’s contemptuous allusions to the case will only serve to increase the volume and frequency of nonsense spouted about it.Imagine the worst thing that has ever happened to you in your life being mendaciously recounted in full view of the public by a person who really knows the truth. And, worse still, that it was a deliberate attempt to injure and humiliate.“With the search which took place in my home at five o’clock in the morning, began a nightmare which at times I thought I could never finish,” Conte wrote after he was cleared.“Those who I am close to and know me, know how much I’ve suffered at the very idea that we could pull over my name to the shame of Calcio Scommesse. Today finally puts an end to this ugly story.”Until now.We sometimes forget that those involved in football are real people too, with thoughts and feelings and families and integrity and souls. It only takes a quick conversation with someone in the game who’s been sacked or scolded in some way to realise the impact goes much deeper than you might think.Media and fans move on to the next scandal but, for those in the line of fire, whose lives have been affected by unsavoury or upsetting or humiliating instances, can, in a sense, never move on.It was a wretched act from Mourinho, an increasingly hostile and desperate man lost in the slipstream of Pep Guardiola’s genius and foundering to meet expectations that he himself placed upon Manchester United.Antonio Conte Chelsea Premier League 12122017Now every time a camera and microphone is thrust beneath the nose of either Conte or Mourinho these days more questions are asked about their spat.It began innocuously enough, with Mourinho throwing a barb in a press conference at no one in particular. He referenced other managers behaving like “clowns” on the touchline leaving just enough wiggle room to avoid the accusation he had anyone specific in mind.Was it Jurgen Klopp? Maybe. Pep Guardiola? Could be. Antonio Conte? Was it the man who picked up the pieces of Mourinho’s shattered Chelsea regime and made them champions? Was it the man who Mourinho reprimanded for his touchline behaviour – asking for more noise and more support – after Mourinho’s United were torn asunder in Stamford Bridge? You’re getting warmer.Conte – probably against his better judgement – rose to it and in an undignified moment of his own suggested his rival could be suffering from “demenza senile ”. You don’t need to be an expert in Italian to figure out the translation of that one, with Conte believing that Mourinho would do well to examine his own touchline behaviour in the past.Then came the A-Bomb. Following a humdrum victory against Derby County in the FA Cup, Mourinho alighted on the one issue guaranteed to wound Conte in retaliation.The tribal football public nor a thirsty football media is capable of dealing properly with what Mourinho said. United fans will use it against Chelsea fans online going forward. Papers need to be sold and so more fuel will be added to the furnace.In hindsight, Conte would have been better advised to stay clear of any response at all. Arguably, the best move Guardiola made against Mourinho during their time in charge of Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, was to tell the assembled media that in the press room Mourinho was “the f*cking boss” and any victory won against him would come out on the field of play.Mourinho is a dirty fighter and whether he wins or loses, he always seems to come out on top in front of the media. That’s what Conte ought to have learned by now.It was inevitable that he was going to defend himself. No doubt he would have preferred to do it with a place in the fourth round assured but his players could not beat Norwich City.But Conte was forced to look those match-fixing allegations dead in the eye once again and deny them. He became the victim in Mourinho’s own version of LBJ’s “pig-f*cker” game. If you’re denying, you’re losing. Instead of spending time telling people what you are, you are denying what you aren’t.It’s the oldest trick in the book.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Justice Minister Calls on Court Staff to Deliver Quality Service

first_imgMinister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is encouraging court staff to deliver quality service to customers, in light of the Government’s efforts to provide a first-class justice system.“Once we provide the first-class facilities, we expect that those who work in the courts will provide first-class service. Good customer service must be at the forefront of how we treat citizens of Jamaica,” he emphasised.The Minister was speaking at the Judiciary of Jamaica National Public Education Symposium, held at the St. Catherine Parish Court on November 20.Mr. Chuck said it is unfortunate that some persons behave in a hostile manner when they seek assistance from court staff.“When such persons come to the courts it is because they are in need of assistance, and their behaviour should not reflect the quality of customer service they receive. In the court system every single citizen must be treated in a majestic style, so that people can see a change in the way we serve all Jamaicans,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck encouraged all court staff to serve civilians courteously and efficiently.“Step up to the plate. Act in a manner that will let people respect you and comment on how courteous you are. Every single Jamaican, regardless of how rude, intolerant and abusive they are, must be treated with respect, decency, civility and tolerance,” he said.The Minister argued that excellent customer service must be carried out in not just the courts but all government agencies.last_img read more

PPG Opens Office with Coatings Application and Training …

first_imgzoom PPG Industries recently celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Acharnai, Greece. In addition to administrative offices, the facility will house a spray application center and customer training facilities. During the opening event, Nikos Georgiou, PPG managing director, Greece, welcomed more than 200 attendees, including regional customers and PPG executives.Shown here with Georgiou, from left, are PPG executives Tom Molenda, global platform director, marine; Christophe Meyer, CEMTA (Central Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa) director, automotive refinish; Chris Francis, marine sales director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Jan Willem Tegelaar, general manager, PMC (protective and marine coatings), EMEA; and Tim Knavish, vice president, PMC.The facility, locally named PPG Hellas S.A, serves customers in Greece and the surrounding areas for PPG’s automotive refinish, architectural coatings, and protective and marine coatings businesses. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 PPG Industries, October 2, 2013 Print  Closelast_img read more

Body of elderly man found floating in swimming pool

first_imgKolkata: Tension cropped up at Hedua after the body of an elderly person was found floating in the swimming pool early on Thursday morning.The deceased has been identified as Karuna Mondal (60) of Goabagan Street near Hedua. According to sources, on Thursday morning, around 5:30 am, several morning walkers saw a man floating in the water of Hedua swimming pool. Primarily none of the morning walkers did not bothered as they thought someone might be swimming or practicing to float. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBut, after a few minutes, some of them suspected something was wrong as he was not moving. Immediately some local residents went in to the water and brought the person ashore. He was rushed to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital where attending doctor declared him brought dead. After the body was fished out of the pool, some local morning walkers identified the persons as Mondal. According to the morning walkers, Mondal used to come there for fishing. It is suspected that he had come there and tried fetching something from pool and he lost balance over his body and fell in the water. It is also suspected that the elderly man couldn’t swim and there was nobody nearby when Mondal came there. Thus, he failed to save himself. An unnatural death case has been registered at Burtolla police station in this regard.last_img read more

Stella Artois recall over concerns of glass particles in bottles

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you have any bottles of Stella Artois in your fridge, don’t drink it.The brewer has issued a voluntary recall of select packages containing 11.2-ounce bottles of its beer over concerns of broken glass.The recall applies to Stella Artois 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, “Best of Belgium” multi-packs sold in the US and Canada. It also applies to Stella Artois Légère 6-packs and 12-packs sold in the US.“This recall impacts less than 1% of Stella Artois glass bottles sold in North America annually, and affected bottles will be far less than this,” says a news release from the brewer.The recall does not affect cans or draft.The company says a “glass packaging flaw” in some bottles may cause “a small piece” of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.This recall includes cases of Stella Artois with specific packaging dates. To check if your beer is affected, you should check codes that are found on the back label of the bottles and on the side of the cardboard cartons for multi-packs. The company says if you have a “Best of Belgium” multi-pack, you should check the Stella Artois bottle inside it.Click here to find out which codes are affectedIf you have bottles that is affected by this recall, the company says you will be reimbursed.last_img read more

Aashiqui 2 clocks 6 years Shraddha sings Tum hi ho

first_imgMumbai: As ‘Aashiqui 2’ clocked six years of its release on Friday, actress Shraddha Kapoor sang one of the popular songs ‘Tum hi ho’ from the film for her fans. Shraddha took to Instagram to share a video in which she is seen singing soulful rendition of Arijit Singh’s song. Along with the video, she thanked fans by writing “I am what I am because of you all”. Directed by Mohit Suri, ‘Aashiqui 2’ also featured Aditya Roy Kapur. The film was based on the 1976 Hollywood film titled ‘A Star Is Born’. The film garnered positive responses from the audience especially for its songs, and even crossed Rs 100 crore mark. Celebrating six years of ‘Aashiqui 2’, Shradha, who played the role of Aarohi in the movie, even changed her Instagram username to Aarohi.last_img read more

Middle East Annan condemns suicide bombing in Jerusalem

“The deliberate targeting of civilians is a heinous crime and cannot be justified by any cause,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman in Tokyo, where he is on an official visit. “We urge the PA to take the steps necessary to bring to justice those who plan, facilitate and carry out such crimes.“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and victims of this crime,” the statement concluded.

Canopy Growth says number of medical marijuana patients more than tripled

TORONTO – Canada’s largest publicly traded marijuana company says it has had a hard time keeping up with demand for high-potency pot as its list of registered medical marijuana patients more than tripled at the end of last year.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) says about one-third of its customers want moderate to high levels of THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, and they’re willing to pay a premium price for it.“And we really didn’t have that in the (October-December) quarter — almost ever,” CEO Bruce Linton said Tuesday on a conference call after the company reported its third quarter results.Linton said Canopy Growth has been hurrying to meet demand, expanding its production capacity and acquiring other producers. It also saw its medical marijuana patient base balloon to 29,000 at the end of last year from 8,000 as of Dec. 31, 2015.To meet demand, Canopy Growth has been developing a medical marijuana product containing 27 per cent THC over the last 18 months. It’s awaiting regulatory approval to start production.The company also reported $1 million in sales in a single day for the first time, on Feb. 1, a remarkable number considering total revenue during the third quarter was less than $10 million.“We had a fairly substantial amount of some reasonably pricey and high THC products that were eaten up,” Linton said.At Smiths Falls, Ont., where Canopy Growth has converted a former Hershey chocolate plant into its head office, the company has opened more grow rooms, some of which are being renovated to become two-storey production facilities.Canopy Growth also has plans to expand its production capacity at other locations, including those recently acquired after its purchase of Mettrum Health Corp. in an all-stock deal that closed Jan. 31.Linton said Canopy is poised to expand further when the federal government announces how it plans to open up a recreational marijuana market, which is expected in the spring.“The only update I’d offer is that the provinces, at varying levels, seem to be quite actively engaged,” Linton said.“Whereas it has always been a federal agenda … what’s we’ve been seeing for some time is real active engagement from a few of the provinces as they set up their own level (of implementation.)”For the three months ended Dec. 31, revenue was $9.8 million, up from $3.5 million a year earlier. Net income for the quarter was $3.0 million or two cents per diluted share, a turnaround from a loss of $3.3 million or four cents per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 14, 2017 5:22 am MDT Last Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canopy Growth says number of medical marijuana patients more than tripled read more

NFL draft Noah Brown selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh

OSU sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown (80) makes a leaping grab during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Northwestern on Oct. 29. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisThe Dallas Cowboys selected former Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown in the seventh round with the 239th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.Brown is the seventh former OSU player selected in this year’s draft. He is the third former Buckeye on the offensive side of the ball to be selected. The big-bodied 6-foot-2, 222-pound wideout was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection his final season for the Buckeyes.In 2016, his redshirt sophomore season and final year as a Buckeye, Brown caught 30 passes, the second-most on the team, for 402 yards, a 12.6-yard average. He caught seven touchdowns.Brown excited OSU fans and impressed NFL teams when he caught five passes for 72 yards, scoring four times against Oklahoma in the third game of the 2016 season. But Brown caught just two touchdowns in the remaining 10 games.Before the 2016 season, Brown played in 13 games, all during his freshman season, but caught just a single pass. In fall camp, prior to his second season in Columbus, Brown suffering a broken left leg that would keep him out the entire season, allowing OSU to use a redshirt.Brown’s 19 reps on the bench press at the NFL combine tied him for the second-most among wide receivers in this draft class.This marks the third year in a row a Buckeyes receiver was drafted. In 2015, Devin Smith and Evan Spencer were taken by the New York Jets and Washington Redskins, respectively. Michael Thomas and Braxton Miller were drafted by the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans, respectively, in 2016.Brown joins former Buckeyes running backs Ezekiel Elliot and Rod Smith in Dallas.Brown will begin his NFL career in Dallas on September 10 when the Cowboys take on the New York Giants. read more

Man charged over hitandrun death of keen cyclist who had recently ridden

first_imgVicky Myres and partner James Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.A second man arrested after the crash, aged 35, was released under investigation. Vicky Myres and partner JamesCredit:PAcenter_img Her family have said her death leaves a void that can never be filled.The florist, from Flixton, had just bought a house with partner James and recently cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats.The “lovely daughter” leaves behind parents and grandparents as well as a brother and sister, a family statement said.It read: “Her life was perfect, she lived it to the full and, together with her devoted partner James, they were planning longer and more exotic trips.”It’s easy to say your daughter is lovely but she was, both inside and out. “It has left a void that we cannot see being filled, ever.”She had everything to live for…”Singh has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a road traffic collision and failing to report a road traffic collision. A man has been charged over the death of a young cyclist killed in a hit-and-run in Greater Manchester.Vicky Myres, 24, who had recently cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, was struck by a car in Timperley, Greater Manchester, early on Sunday morning.Emergency services were called to Stockport Road just before 8am but Miss Myers later died in hospital.Gurparthab Ajay Singh, 26, of Hall Lane, Wythenshawe, is accused of fatally colliding with the 24-year-old.last_img read more

Vegetarians are eating meat and coeliacs are having gluten because of poor

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Following the news, bakery chain Greggs is now planning to “ramp up” its labelling efforts after its chief executive, Roger Whiteside, said the company was fully aware of the extent of allergy risks. He added that he wanted to ensure that Greggs didn’t follow in the footsteps of Pret.Commenting on the findings, Dominika Piasecka, spokesperson for The Vegan Society, said: “With so many new and exciting vegan products hitting the market, clear labelling is becoming increasingly important but we find this isn’t always practised. They found that although a lot of crisps, like Pringles and McCoys, contain milk powder in the seasoning, 16% of people still think all crisps are vegan.The findings follow Pret’s announcement last week that it would introduce full ingredient labelling to product packaging, even for food made freshly in its kitchens.Pret’s changes came after the inquest into the death of 15-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who collapsed on a flight due to anaphylactic shock after she at a Pret sandwich containing sesame.The coroner found that she was “reassured” by the lack of allergen information on the packaging and declared the chain’s allergy labelling as inadequate.This week, it was revealed that another Pret customer, Celia Marsh, died in December 2017 after eating the chain’s “super-veg rainbow flatbread”, which was meant to be dairy-free. A quarter of vegetarians and vegans have accidentally eaten meat due to unclear food labelling, the Telegraph can reveal.New research by Opinium for Ubamarket reveals that 40% of the nation don’t understand what they eat and 30% struggle to manage their diet as a result.Among the findings, the survey showed that 32% of people were not aware that pesto is not vegetarian and an overwhelming 81% also thought that soy sauce was gluten free.The confusion is the result of poor labelling.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––It calls overall food safety into question as 52% of respondents agreed that the complex nature of UK labels makes it difficult for people with dietary requirements to make informed decisions about their food.This includes those following vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets.Hazel Gowland, expert in food risks and founder of Allergy Action found this particularly disturbing. She said: “By law, consumers buying food must not be misled. People selling food have to ensure it is safe this includes the obligation to present and provide accurate information about it.”Information which is inaccurate, incomplete or poorly communicated is a real safety risk to those with food allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease.” The survey asked a representative sample of 2,003 UK voters questions about the transparency of food labelling as well as specific products. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died after ate a Pret A Manger sandwich. The chain is now introducing stricter labelling. “Mistakenly consuming animal products does occasionally happen among vegans because they misread labels, get confused with some of the unfamiliar ingredients, or a product is mislabelled.“Our Vegan Trademark aims to help consumers decide that a product is suitable at a glimpse and we encourage companies to improve their vegan labelling.”Ubamarket, which commissioned the research, is launching a new Allergen Alerts feature as part of its app. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died after ate a Pret A Manger sandwich. The chain is now introducing stricter labelling.Credit:PA read more

150 nurses will be required to rewrite leaked examination papers Lawrence

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFebruary 21 confirmed for nursing exams resit- MOPHFebruary 14, 2017In “latest news”Nurses’ state final exams records 97% overall pass rate- LawrenceNovember 17, 2017In “Health”Nursing exams paper leaked – investigations ongoingNovember 16, 2016In “Local News” Student nurses had protested the Nursing Council’s decision for them to re-sit the examPublic Heath Minister, Volda Lawrence, earlier today announced that 150 nurses, who sat the Clinical and Functional examination in October, 2016 will be required to re-write the examination on February 21, 2017.Lawrence stated that after discussions, the Ministry of Education will now be acting on behalf of the Health Ministry to “engage its personnel to prepare the multiple choice questions”, and “to administer those questions on the 21st of February.”The Minister stated that following this, persons will be recruited by the Education Ministry to mark the “essay part of the questions” so as to allow results for the examination to be presented on the February 28, 2017, to the Ministry. The declaration of the results for the students will be done no later than March 2, she promised.The Public Health Minister also told media operatives that leading up to this period, the Nursing Council has agreed to provide tutoring for those students who will be re-sitting the examination.“…Because not all of those students who wrote the examinations did both parts, so it would be only those students who would have written the multiple choice aspect of the examination,” she said. With regards to the investigation as to who leaked the examination papers, the Minister did not disclose much information, but indicated that the investigations are still ongoing.However, he predecessor, Dr George Norton had informed the media at the 2016 end of the year presser that the Police investigations so far had revealed that the leak may have come from those responsible for putting together the test. He was quick to note however, that the investigations were not yet completed.Norton had also said that the Ministry’s Health Policy Committee met with the Nursing Council and other stakeholders to discuss the matter when it was decided that a re-sitting of the examination should be contingent on the findings of the investigations.With Minister Lawrence noting that the investigations are still ongoing, it would seem that she has taken a different approach from that of her predecessor in wanting to have the students re-sit prior to the findings of the investigation.After writing their exams last year October, nurses were informed by the Principal Tutor of the Georgetown School of Nursing that they may have to re-sit the examinations since it had been discovered that test papers may have been leaked before the examination was written.Nurses from the New Amsterdam School of Nursing were the first to react to the decision and protested that they will not resit the exam.The investigations were said to be directed to the General Nursing Council since examinations are prepared under their purview and persons responsible for compromising the test papers may be within that system.It was disclosed that when the guilty parties have been identified, they will face the law. (Ramona Luthi) read more

New legislation designed to jump start CTL production

first_imgRep. Devin Nunes has introduced new legislation designed to expedite the production of clean, domestic coal-to-liquid (CTL) transportation fuels by providing a new risk management tool meant to shield CTL producers from dramatic price swings in the oil market.Introduced on August 1, the “Coal-to-Liquid Fuel Marketing Act of 2007” would enable the secretary of the treasury to auction “put contracts” for CTL fuels. Under the bill, CTL producers would be permitted to purchase “put contracts” through bids in the open market. The contacts would include a fair market price, known as a strike price, at which the Government would maintain a standing offer to purchase CTL fuels. If prices fall below the strike price contained in the contract, the CTL producer could chose to either sell the fuel to the government at the strike price or accept payment from the government for the difference between the strike price and actual market price.The risk management tool will raise revenues for the federal government, based on the auction of the “put contacts,” and will provide additional security to investors, as CTL fuel will be protected from any potential price manipulation by foreign energy cartels looking to end emerging competition. “Our nation has a 250-year supply of coal,” Nunes said. “If we use this resource, we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 2.6 Mbbl/d. This would completely eliminate our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and would vastly improve our national security.”last_img read more