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  • SPORT- ADD RACES

    first_imgbengaluru, Nov 19 (PTI)bengaluru, Nov 19 (PTI)Jackpot: Rs 3,59,529 (c/o)Runner-Up: Rs 30,817First Treble: Rs 783Second Treble: Rs 2,051Third Treble: Rs 25,082(c/o).PTI CORR KKU RBS CMlast_img

  • Ready, Get Set, Start-up

    first_imgThe change of guard does not seem to have dimmed Karnataka’s entrepreneu­rial spirit, especially in Bengaluru. There are ever more start-ups registering for business, a reflection of the new Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government continuing the pro-entrepreneur policies of the previous regime. In the past 2-3 years, special emphasis has been,The change of guard does not seem to have dimmed Karnataka’s entrepreneu­rial spirit, especially in Bengaluru. There are ever more start-ups registering for business, a reflection of the new Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government continuing the pro-entrepreneur policies of the previous regime. In the past 2-3 years, special emphasis has been given to women leaders, technology and innovation and e-commerce to drive entrepreneurial growth. The focus is now on encouraging start-ups to go beyond Bengaluru.A few ministries like social welfare are actively trying to make entrepreneurship inclusive through incentive programmes. The recently launched Unnati scheme is aimed at creating end-to-end infrastructure for start-ups and entrepreneurs from the marginalised sections of society. Likewise, under the Airavata scheme, the government has partnered with cab aggregators to provide employment to the Dalit community. The long-term plan is to see success stories among the SC/ ST communities. We want economic opportunities and income levels to improve in other towns, says Karnataka social welfare minister Priyank Kharge.Two weeks ago, the Samruddhi scheme was launched where private enterprises will train youths from backward communities in skill development and entrepreneurship. Some 30 companies have already signed up for the training programme, which is targeting 25,000 youths. In manufacturing, the big push is in the areas of LED lights, integrated circuit boards, textiles, mobile phone components manufacturing, sports and fitness goods, and others with a budgetary allocation of Rs 500 crore in 2018-19 for skill development of human resources.Chitradurga, Tumakuru, Ballari, Ramanagara, Mysuru, Yadgiri, Uttara Kannada and Haveri districts are the focus areas to promote entrepreneurship. In 2017-18, the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of Karnataka (CEDOK) in association with UNDP implemented the Disha scheme to impart training to entrepreneurs in 16 districts. So far, 32,000 people have benefitted. The government intends to extend this scheme to all districts of Karnataka in 2018-19, targeting 100,000 people.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Vegas Computer Releases Score Prediction For Ohio State-Washington

    first_imgThe Rose Bowl game for Iowa vs. Stanford.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view of the exterior of the Rose Bowl before the 102nd Rose Bowl Game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 1, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)We’ still nearly three weeks away from the Rose Bowl, but one Vegas computer is already releasing its prediction for the Granddaddy of Them All. Ohio State and Washington meet in Pasadena after winning their respective conferences.It’s a huge matchup between major programs who had College Football Playoff aspirations entering the season.In the final game for Urban Meyer as the coach of the Buckeyes, can Ohio State secure a Rose Bowl victory for its head coach.According to OddsShark, the answer is no.The Vegas computer predicts a 35.0-34.6 victory for the Huskies over the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl this year.Ohio State enters the game as a 6.5-point favorite and fields one of the most-dominant offenses in college football this year. Can Dwayne Haskins lead his team to a Rose Bowl victory after getting left out of the College Football Playoff?We’ll have to wait to find out.last_img read more

  • We’ve Got Our First Controversial Call Of The Cotton Bowl

    first_imgThe controversial Clemson fumble against Notre Dame.Clemson and Notre Dame are tied at 3-3 near the end of the first quarter, but Fighting Irish fans are quite upset. They feel they were robbed on a pretty important call midway through the period.After a Notre Dame field goal, Clemson’s Derion Kendrick attempted to return the kickoff, but fumbled near the sideline. A Fighting Irish player recovered the ball.Upon further review, the referees determined that the ball bounced out of bounds before it was recovered.Video shows that the referees had to make a tough call. It look like the ball might be over the line – but it’s hard to tell.Clemson’s Derion Kendrick FUMBLES on kickoff ? but refs rule the balk OUT of BOUNDS ? pic.twitter.com/oVtimi8N73— BLACK SPORTSCENTER (@VersaceBoyEnt) December 29, 2018Notre Dame thought it had a fumble recovery, but the ball just ?????? out of bounds.Break for Clemson. #CottonBowl pic.twitter.com/fLJ4dHi48e— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 29, 2018If Notre Dame had been awarded the ball, the Fighting Irish would have had first and goal from around the 8-yard-line.Clemson, heading into the game, is around a 12.5-point favorite to prevail.The winner will take on the winner of the Orange Bowl – which is Alabama vs. Oklahoma.last_img read more

  • Wasim Akram welcomes West Indies women’s team to Pakistan for T20 series

    first_img India Today Web Desk KarachiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 16:54 IST West Indies play Pakistan in a three-match T20I series starting Thursday in Karachi (@TheRealPCB Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies play Pakistan in a three-match T20I series starting ThursdayWest Indies become the second nation after Zimbabwe to send their teamAll major teams have refused to visit Pakistan for cricket seriesFormer Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has welcomed the West Indies women’s cricket team to the for a three-match Twenty20 International series starting Thursday. All the three matches will be played in Karachi.West Indies become the second international cricket team after Zimbabwe to send their teams since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus on March 3 in 2009. Since the attack, all major teams have refused to visit Pakistan for cricket series and they were forced to adopt the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as their home ground.”Well done to the West Indies, a nation so passionate that they trailblaze their way to Pakistan for the love of cricket & friendship!Welcome @windieswomen to our country,thank you for giving our @WomenCricketPak a chance to play at home on their own soil! #WomensCricket #PAKWvWIW,” Wasim Akram tweeted.Well done to the West Indies, a nation so passionate that they trailblaze their way to Pakistan for the love of cricket & friendship!Welcome @windieswomen to our country,thank you for giving our @WomenCricketPak a chance to play at home on their own soil! #WomensCricket #PAKWvWIWWasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) January 30, 2019Windies women team arrives in Karachi for the T20Is series.More on #PAKWvsWIW series https://t.co/fcEgEInniX pic.twitter.com/IxHqZXEnlHPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) January 30, 2019Pakistan, Windies ladies are here we are really excited #FriendlyPeople #GreatHospitality pic.twitter.com/NuOsSap4bXmerissa aguilleira (@mraguilleira) January 30, 2019T20I Interim Captain for the Pakistan tour @mraguilleira and her team stand by two watchwords…”Adapt and Overcome!”. The @windieswomen are geared up and ready to take on @WomenCricketPak in the 3 T20I match series in Karachi. #LetsGoWindies #PAKWvsWIW pic.twitter.com/IYND29sZd1advertisementWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) January 30, 2019In 2009, the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by masked terrorists when it was on its way to the the Gaddafi Stadium.Then captain Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paravitarana suffered injuries in the attack which killed six security officials and two civilians. The series was called off immidiately and Sri Lankan players returned home.In 2015, international cricket returned to Pakistan when Zimbabwe men’s team visited the country amidst tight security, becoming the first team in first team in six years to play cricket in Pakistan.The two sides played a couple of T20Is and three ODIs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, with Pakistan winning both the series.In 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) organised a three-match T20 series when it sent a 14-man squad to Pakistan. These matches were also played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis led the World XI team.The matches were organised to commemorate the 70th year of independence of Pakistan and the trophy was named ‘2017 Independence Cup’.Apart from international cricket, the eliminator rounds and the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) were played in Pakistan last year.Also Read | Rohit Sharma on the verge of another special milestone in ODIsAlso Read | 2nd Test: Australia seek Sri Lanka relief after tumultuous yearFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Wasim AkramFollow T20 seriesFollow Women’s T20I seriesFollow Pakistan vs West IndiesFollow PakistanFollow west indiesFollow West Indies in Pakistan Wasim Akram welcomes West Indies women’s team to Pakistan for T20 seriesWest Indies become the second nation after Zimbabwe to send their team to Pakistan for a Twenty20 International series. Zimbabwe’s men’s team had played a short limited-overs series in Pakistan in 2015.advertisementlast_img read more

  • JAMPRO Endorses Mo-Bay Trade Expo

    first_img The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Expo 2013, has received the full endorsement of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO).Western Regional Manager at JAMPRO, Conrad Robinson, said the event, which will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from October 11 to 13, is a “good fit for the mandate of JAMPRO.”“We are pleased to be associated with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce in the staging of Expo 2013, as it provides for us, an opportunity to enable the business community in Montego Bay, and the wider Jamaica,” he stated.Mr. Robinson was speaking at a special Think Tank held on September 26, at the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Montego Bay Regional Office, to provide details about the upcoming Expo.He informed that a visiting trade delegation from the city of Atlanta in the United States, which will be in Montego Bay during the period of the Expo, has been invited to attend.This, he said, will provide opportunities for Jamaican businesses to engage with the Atlanta delegation, with the aim of forging business linkages.“They will be looking for opportunities in various sectors. So what we are aiming to do at JAMPRO, is to have a good understanding of what their needs are, and to match those needs with providers of goods and services. So it is going to be a wonderful opportunity for the business community to present to this trade delegation, their services as well as products,” he stated.Mr. Robinson said there is also going to be an opportunity for investment promotion, “as we will be presenting the investment opportunities here in Jamaica, and in particular, the western side of the island, to this trade delegation to find out if there are going to be leads that can be developed out of this kind of interaction. This expo is going to be a wonderful opportunity for us to expand the commerce in Montego Bay.”The JAMPRO Regional Manager further stated that there will be far-reaching benefits for businesses that will be participating in the expo as various media will broadcast happenings at the event to markets across the globe.“One of the things that the Expo will provide is an opportunity for showcasing Jamaican goods and services, not just to the local community, but certainly to the international community. We live in a digital age, and once anything to do with the Expo is broadcast electronically, that now becomes a worldwide audience to which Jamaican products, goods and services will be exposed. The opportunities are endless,” he stated.Mr. Robinson said JAMPRO will do the necessary follow-ups to ensure that all the links made at the expo will be explored for maximum returns. The event is a “good fit for the mandate of JAMPRO.” There will be far-reaching benefits for businesses that will be participating in the expo. A visiting trade delegation from the city of Atlanta in the United States has been invited to attend. Story Highlightslast_img read more

  • Google US budget office seek Huawei ban reprieve

    first_imgBeijing: Google and the White House budget office are among the organisations that are seeking reprieve from ban on doing business with Chinese technology company Huawei, according to media reports. Google has asked to be exempted from any ban on Huawei, warning the Donald Trump administration that it would risk compromising US national security if it went ahead with export restrictions on Huawei, according to a report in Financial Times. Google executives worry that the ban would force Huawei to develop its own version of Android and the “hybrid version” of Android could pose security risks, according to the report. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app In May, the Trump administration announced a fresh set of measures targeting Huawei, including giving the commerce department power to ban the Chinese firm from selling 5G equipment in the US, as well as a ban on American companies selling their products to the Chinese group, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. After the ban was imposed, Google suspended business with Huawei, cutting it off from potential updates to Android. Since then, however, the administration has granted a 90-day reprieve to companies to adjust. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails In a separate case, the White House’s acting budget chief is pushing for a delay in implementation of key provisions of the law that restricts the US government’s business with Huawei, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday. The ban could lead to a “dramatic reduction” in the number of companies that would be able to supply the government, and would disproportionately affect US companies in rural areas where Huawei gears were popular, Russell T. Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in letters to Vice-President Mike Pence and 9 Congressmen. Vought has asked for restrictions on contractors and on federal loan and grant recipients to take effect 4 years from the passage of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA), instead of the present 2 years, to give affected companies time to respond and give feedback. The NDAA, signed by the US President in 2018, includes a ban on US agencies, and on recipients of federal grants and loans, from doing business with Chinese firms or with contractors that make substantial use of the companies’ products.last_img read more

  • Antidote to mobocracy

    first_imgMost people devoid of the unnecessary blinkers of religion and immediate community would agree that mob outrage at the slightest provocation is not just a menace but threatens to fast become a social evil if not checked in time. Acknowledging that there is a need for civil society to come together to counter this notorious phenomenon, the West Bengal government has exemplarily made lynching a punishable offence. There is no doubt that legislation is the very first step to curb this increasing menace; putting a law in place by way of presenting a deterrent sends out a message for accountability for one’s acts, but to establish a strong deterrent like death penalty for aparently randomly provoked acts of mob lynching is a loud and clear announcement for accountability and consequences of one’s doings. The West Bengal Assembly on Friday decided to inflict life imprisonment on those injuring a person and capital punishment for causing death in a lynching incident. The state passed by voice vote for the Bill to punish lynching with death sentence after a series of lynching cases were reported in Kolkata and other districts in the past months and rumours of child-lifters were rife in different areas, particularly in North Bengal. With this, West Bengal is now the second state in the country after Rajasthan to have passed an anti-lynching Bill. Akin to the Rajasthan Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019, the draft The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019, proposed life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5 lakh as the maximum punishment for someone whose act is found to cause death of a person. However, capital punishment for causing death was inserted in the Bill that was tabled by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the Assembly on Friday. The Bill now carries punishment of jail term of three years to life imprisonment in cases of assault leading to injury, besides fines ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh, and in case of death, the convicts can be punished with death sentence or rigorous life imprisonment and fine of up to Rs 5 lakh. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the state government had to introduce the Bill because the Centre had not formulated a law against lynchings. “Lynching is a social evil and all of us have to come together to fight against it,” she said while tabling the draft law in the House. “The Supreme Court has given direction to take action against lynching. We need to raise awareness against the incident of lynchings.” With Friday’s move in the West Bengal Assembly comes an emphatic message with. The Mamata Banerjee government has taken a firm step in the right direction to set an example about the manner of checking such a crime with an iron fist. Rajasthan was the first state on record to come up with such a Bill but it is the Bengal government that has gone a step further and brought in the provision of capital punishment in case of death, considerably altering the character of the Bill and making it ever more stringent. West Bengal’s message of zero-tolerance against lynching is an example for the entire nation to emulate. The Bill garnered support of the Opposition parties Congress and CPM but BJP neither supported nor opposed it in the House, but outside the House, there was some disagreement regarding the bill. Anyhow, it was in the House that the disagreeing party’s opinion counted and the result is for all of India to be thankful for. The Leader of Opposition, Abdul Mannan of the Congress party, who supported the Bill, said, “We hope it will not be misused.” There happen to be two crucial discussion-worthy factors in West Bengal Assembly’s Friday decision: A stringent deterrent law against lynching, and death penalty as a deterrent. There are numerous other crimes that have been on the rise and there has been a widespread demand for capital punishment for those; crimes against women and especially children have outraged public on a much greater and a collective scale. Rape of children and of women have been happening with impunity have been crying out for such a deterrent law. Lynch mobs were emboldened due to lack of any deterring force. Once this law gets acting, we could expect this necessary provision to be a stepping stone for order in other directions.last_img read more

  • American Football Star Saves Puppy On Red Carpet

    first_imgProfessional football player and model Dale Moss was spotted at Infolist.com’s pre-Comic-Con Bash on Thursday, July 17 at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, Calif.Dale Moss Holds Rescued Half Blind Yorkshire Terrier on Pre-Comic-Con Red Carpet in West Hollywood, Calif.Upon stepping onto the red carpet, Moss played superhero when a small, half-blind Yorkshire Terrier somehow wound up in the Comic-Con chaos. Like Superman, Moss swooped in to save the day and picked the puppy up, protecting him from harm and returning him to safety – after taking a few PAWsitively precious photos with the pup, of course!last_img read more

  • Abenaki town crier in Ottawa unveils new talking stick

    first_imgRicher has one message for anyone who knows where his stick might be.“The person who has found it at some point will that it is not his or hers to keep,” he said.“So hopefully they will return it.”abernard@aptn.ca@Abernardnews Amber BernardAPTN NewsA year after Daniel Richer had his original talking stick stolen, the Abenaki town crier in Ottawa is ready to rock with his new one.“I was filming a TV show at Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa and while we were doing a shoot, somebody stole my talking stick.”The unfortunate loss didn’t stop him and with the help of a friend he designed another one.Richer remembers the day his talking stick disappeared, “well a year ago exactly, actually.”Danou Charette a wood carver heard about Richer’s loss and decided to help.“I know he lost his talking stick. So when I realized that, I called him and said ‘Daniel if you dream of something else, another talking stick just give me a call and we can talk about,’” said Charette.Richer did exactly that and the two designed a new one.Richer believes everything happens for a reason and had been dreaming about a new design a couple years prior.“Well you know when things happen to us we have a choice of stopping and not going forward anymore.”“Or we take it as a learning process and motivation to go forward,” he said. The new talking stick made its first appearance to group of summer students Wednesday.Those who attended the ceremony were able to get a good look at the new talking stick and one student was happy Richer shared the experience with her camp.“I liked the talking stick and I really enjoyed everything,” said Abigail Collins.While the new talking stick is already having a positive impact, Richer still awaits the return of his original one.“I hope one day I’ll find my other talking stick, because it is a part of me. It went all around the world with me,” he said.Richer tells APTN News, the energy of the original talking stick is close to his heart.“There’s an energy that’s been there for years, I’ve been doing this for 38 years. The friend who gave it to me has passed away and so his energy is there,” he said.“My parents were there when I had it, they have now passed on. My wife was with me, she has now passed on.”last_img read more

  • Only I can make India strong superpower Modi

    first_imgSolapur (Maharashtra): Appealing people to vote for a strong government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said only he can provide a strong government at the Centre and make it a superpower. “Last time (2014) you gave me a full majority and I could work with full strength to take firm decisions and work for public welfare. You have witnessed how I ran the country past five years,” Modi said, addressing a rally here in Maharashtra. He said that for making India a superpower, the country needs a sturdy government, not a “majboor” (helpless) one, and that tough one only he (Modi) can provide, not the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party. Modi was addressing a public rally in Akluj for the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Madha Lok Sabha constituency, royal descendent Ranjitsinh Naik-Nimbalkar, who is locking horns with NCP’s Sanjay Shinde.last_img read more

  • Gallery Mens Basketball vs Penn State

    Ohio State junior forward Andre Wesson (24) takes a shot in the first half of the game against Penn State on Feb. 7. Ohio State won 74-70. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior Lantern Reporter The Ohio State Men’s Basketball team beat Penn State 74-70 at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 7. Photos by Ethan Clewell

  • China continues to drive strong mediumterm demand for steel

    first_imgRecognising that a modern economy runs on reliable roads, rail, electricity networks and telecommunications, the Chinese government has promoted infrastructure development as a top domestic priority. As a result, China’s demand for steel and copper has risen, apart from a two-year blip in 2008 and 2009, at a high rate since the turn of the century. Over the years, detailed analysis of this continually-evolving scenario has been well-documented in the series of UNCTAD Iron Ore reports prepared by Raw Materials Group. For the first time this year, this unique report has been translated by the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) and launched into the Chinese market itself.As RMG highlights in the report, China recently overtook the US and Europe to become the world’s largest investor in infrastructure. Between 1992 and 2011 the country spent the equivalent of 8.5% of its GDP on infrastructure (split roughly one-third each on roads, on power, and on rail, water etc). This contrasts with just 2.5% of GDP spent on infrastructure by the US and Europe. According to the government’s plans, China’s railways will be 54% more extensive by 2015 (at 120,000 km) than they were in 2007, and the road infrastructure will have grown 157% to some 139,000 km.During his invited key presentation at the China Iron Ore and Steel Association’s 13th China International Steel and Raw Materials Conference in Qingdao, Anton Lӧf; COO of Raw Materials Group; explained; “The demand for metals is not driven just by economic growth; population growth and urbanisation are also important factors in metals consumption. China’s growing population of over one billion is only 55% urbanised (compared with India’s 65% and Brazil’s 70%); indicating that demand for steel (iron ore) and copper is likely to continue growing significantly in the years ahead.”Significantly, China is unable to satisfy these metals requirements from its own resources, so opportunities will remain for exporters to the country. Moreover, iron ore and copper are good bellwethers for the entire mining industry. Demand for these metals will inevitably affect coal and other natural resources.Lӧf concluded; “The steel growth figures, although somewhat lower than previously, will, as overall production remains high, result in more iron ore capacity being needed on-stream in the coming years, than in the early years of the ‘super cycle.’ With such important analysis, we are pleased that CISA has taken it upon itself to translate the UNCTAD iron ore market report produced by RMG since 2002. Collaboration between Raw Materials Group and CISA commenced many years ago, and this is just the latest exciting outcome of our fruitful cooperation.”last_img read more

  • Geek deals 520 Dell Inspiron 14z ultrabook 4TB USB 30 HDD more

    first_imgWhen it comes to ultrabooks, it’s hard to argue with the benefits they bring to the table. You get a PC that is guaranteed to be thin-and-light with respectable battery life and smooth performance. The technology requirements set in place by Intel for a PC to be called an ultrabook help ensure a strong overall experience for the user, something sorely needed in the PC space.Initially this also meant a higher price tag, as ultrabooks were more desirable, more rare, and more costly than a standard PC. The combination of dropping component prices, especially the pricier pieces like low voltage processors and flash storage, and huge competition are offering us all-time low prices on ultrabooks. These days we only qualify an ultrabook deal as smoking hot when it is roughly the same price as a comparably equipped “regular” laptop.And that’s what we’ve got as our top deal today: a Dell Inspiron 14z Core i5 ultrabook marked down to $519.99 with free shipping. This 0.81-inch thin machine packs a larger than average 14-inch screen and even manages to still keep its DVD burner. Today’s deal includes 6GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a 32GB mSATA SSD.The strong list of standard features includes two USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI, media card reader, Wireless-N, Bluetooth, and a webcam all in this slim, budget-priced machine. We especially like the standard warranty from Dell that includes on-site service, something we don’t see from competitors.Considering a plain-jane Core i5 laptop runs $500-550 these days, grabbing this well equipped ultrabook for the same price should be a no-brainer for most. You’ll have to hurry though, we don’t expect this deal to last very long.Dell Inspiron 14z 14-inch Core i5 ultrabook for $519.99 + free shipping (reg. $888.99 | use coupon 30FMBN5VQ4S920) Our other top deals:LG 60PN6500 60-inch 1080p Plasma HDTV for $799.99 + free shipping (reg. $1,149.99)Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 (1 PC) download for $110.09 (reg. $149.99)Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 external hard drive for $159.99 + free shipping (reg. $199.99)last_img read more

  • Greek Australian Viet Vets honoured by Greek Community

    first_imgThe Greek Othodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, (GOCMV) honoured the Greek Australian Vietnam War Veterans. Over 120 Greek Australian men served with the Australian Defence Forces between 1962 and 1972 in Vietnam. The author of Australians in the Vietnam War, also a Vietnam veteran, Steve Kyritsis was honoured at the event along with 17 of his comrades-in-arms. The president of the GOCMV Bill Papastergiadis presented plaques to all the veterans and on presenting Mr Kyritsis one he said, “What strikes me is the uniqueness of all these men’s stories and that they are told their stories in their own words providing us with an incredibly important legacy.” Mr Kyritsis also aknowledge Mr Papastergiadis with an apreciation plaque from all the Greek Australian Vietnam Veterans. He also aknowledge Mr George Lekakis, the Chairman of the Victorian Multicultural Commision, for his support in making the book a reality through funding. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • Man appears in court in Umpqua Bank robbery

    first_imgA 28-year-old man appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court in connection with a robbery at a Vancouver Umpqua Bank branch in October.Justin D. Taylor of Vancouver — recently arrested on a warrant by the U.S. Marshal’s Service — pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery. His trial will start Feb. 6.Shortly before 11 a.m. Oct. 21, a woman entered the Umpqua Bank at 11515 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., and presented a note to the teller, which read, “Give me the money, don’t try anything, be (quick) and hurry, no sudden (movements),” according to a probable cause affidavit. The bank teller said after she saw the note, she stared at the robber and told her, “I can’t move.” The robber replied, “Yes you can,” the affidavit states. The teller noticed the woman had her hand in her purse, she said, and told her, “Don’t make me do something I don’t want to do.” She then gave the robber $473, court records said.Vancouver police responded to the bank and obtained video surveillance of the woman, as well as the note she left behind, according to court documents.last_img read more

  • Car crashes off roundabout through fence in front yard

    first_img Problems continue to circulate at the roundabout on Northeast 32nd Circle in Vancouver’s Parkside Neighborhood.At about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, a silver car sped through the roundabout, crashed through a concrete-anchored metal post and took out a wooden fence in Jerry Sutherland’s front yard.The car then sped away, leaving part of its bumper behind.“It was a hit-and-run,” Sutherland said. “This traffic circle, what it looks like to me is they made us vulnerable to being crashed into.”The roundabout is one of three in the city of Vancouver’s Northeast 137th/138th Avenue Improvement Project. It is by far the most complained-about.There were no witnesses to the accident, but several residents heard the impact and then saw a silver vehicle leaving south on 137th Avenue, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.Dan Swensen, a design and construction engineering manager at Vancouver Public Works, said the issue is one for the police and not the department. Jerry Sutherland stands next to the wreckage of his fence. A car sped through the roundabout at N.E. 32nd Circle on Thursday night and damaged a concrete-moored metal post and fence at his home. Sutherland said people are driving too fast and not following the signs at the new roundabout, and he’s worried about his safety.last_img read more

  • WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Registration Now Open For Upholstery Workshop This Fall

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department is holding an 8-week Upholstery Workshop on Thursday nights this fall — Thursday, September 19, 2019 through Thursday, November 14, 2019 (no class on Halloween), from 6:30pm to 9:30pm — in the Town Hall Auditorium.Give new life to a piece of your old furniture by learning to reupholster. You’ll cover your piece with new fabric, learn to tie springs and re-pad. A supply list will be provided as your project progresses. Be aware – you will have homework! The class motto is “If you can carry it, bring it!”The workshop, taught by instructor Louise Redcast, costs $75.If you have any questions or want to register, please visit the Recreation Department’s (http://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation), stop by Town Hall Room 8, or call the Department at 978-658-4270.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For SNL Flag Football & Rec BasketballIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Kids Dreamcatcher Class On August 14In “Community”last_img read more

  • 2 killed in Sylhet road crash

    first_img2 killed in Sylhet road crashA pickup van’s driver and helper were killed as the vehicle turned turtle on Dhaka-Sylhet road in Lalbar area of South Surma upazila in Sylhet district on Wednesday afternoon.The deceased are Al-Amin, son of Sundar Ali from Sadhurgaon village in Biswanath upazila and his helper Samsuddin, 17, son of a certain Abul, resident of Gabindapur village of the same upazila, reports UNB.Locals said they saw the pickup van going upside down around 2:00pm, leaving Al-Amin dead on the spot and Samsuddin severely injured, right after crossing a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.Later, they took Samsuddin to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.Dakkhin Surma police station officer-in-charge Khairul Fazal said the bodies were sent to the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.last_img read more

  • Preacher Gives Us a More Serious Origin Story

    first_img 11 Forgotten Vertigo Comics That Would Make Awesome TV ShowsThe Greatest Romances in Comic Book History Stay on target Preacher is typically a very fun show. It has funny, the well-written banter between the three main characters. It has goofy over-the-top violence, great music and a sense of style worthy of the comic book it’s based on. It can also get unexpectedly serious, and occasionally it can even pull those moments off. Last night’s episode was one of those times. After last week’s revelation that Tulip was married to Viktor, Jesse is in the darkest place we’ve seen him in for some time. He flies into a rage, and drags Viktor down to the torture room. All the while, Tulip is pleading with Jesse not to hurt Viktor. She was never in love with Viktor, and he never did anything wrong. She also tells him to remember what happened in Dallas. And that’s where we get our origin story.Not the origin story of how Jesse became The Preacher with The Word. We already saw that last season. This episode focused on how Tulip and Jesse’s relationship went sour, and how Jesse decided to become a Preacher in the first place. Even though this episode wasn’t as out-and-out fun as the show usually is, it was effective in other ways. It was full of well-shot moments of wordless storytelling. Yes, Preacher is capable of subtlety, and it can be pretty effective with it too. The flashback starts with Jesse and a pregnant Tulip on a mission. Back when they were together, they used to work different kinds of illegal jobs for a woman named Danny. During one such mission, they were fighting a man named Carlos. During the fight, Tulip lost the baby. They immediately stop taking jobs from Danny and settle into what passes for a normal life. Jesse works part time as a bartender, and Tulip is a real-estate agent assistant. For a few weeks.Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Paul Ben Victor as Viktor Kruglov (Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/AMC)This section is largely where the episode’s subtle storytelling moments come into play. Jesse has almost entirely lost his faith. He uses a bible to prop open the window while his neighbor smokes weed. Jesse is visibly annoyed that his friend keeps tearing pages out of the bible to roll with, but ignores it. At night, Tulip takes a pregnancy test, failing every time, and the two have rote passionless sex to try again. The cycle repeats faster and faster, and every time Jesse picks up a pregnancy test, he passes by a church. Slowly, you see him start to think about believing again. It starts with him turning the Bible upright in the window and soon, he prays with Tulip over the pregnancy test.John Wayne also figured heavily into the flashback. Jesse used to spend his days in front of the TV watching John Wayne movies. It was a nice reference to the comics, where Wayne often appears to Jesse to offer advice. Who knows whether the show will bring that part in, but this was a cool way to establish how important Wayne is to Jesse. That’s where his moral code comes from. The flashback scenes give us a satisfying answer to the question of what happened between Jesse and Tulip. Why are they exes? Why did Jesse become a preacher in the first place? As we learned last night, they weren’t happy. Jesse was drinking constantly, and Tulip lasted three weeks at her job before going back to working for Danny. Once Jesse found out about that (and that she’d secretly been taking birth control) he took his anger out on his stoner friend, beating him senseless. Jesse and Tulip all but stopped talking to one another. When Jesse learned his dad’s old church was empty (and in his name), he decided to move to Annville and become a Preacher.Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Paul Ben Victor as Viktor Kruglov (Photo Credit: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC)This episode really focused on Jesse’s dark side. We’ve seen him get violent in the past, but not many episodes have taken him this far. Not only does he beat up a friend when he’s angry at Tulip, the modern-day part of the episode is all about whether he’s going to kill Viktor. As we see in the flashback, Tulip married Viktor because he was nice to her and Jesse was an asshole. Even when he knows Tulip’s not in trouble, he still wants to kill Viktor. He’s mad at Tulip for lying and is taking his anger out on someone else. Jesse, for all his faith and preaching, isn’t a good person. He has a dangerous, violent side that he can’t always control.And having Cassidy around doesn’t help. This is the first time we really get to see how much of a problem Cassidy is going to be. He offers to help Tulip by talking Jesse out of killing Viktor. That turns out to be a lie. Once he gets to Viktor’s house, he does everything he can to convince Jesse to kill, even though Jesse knows it would end his relationship with Tulip. For her part, Tulip knows that’s exactly what Cassidy is going to try, but doesn’t see his machinations as a problem. Jesse, to his credit, doesn’t kill Viktor and cuts his harness instead. There’s a weak attempt at levity when Jesse tells Tulip he “took Viktor down,” and Jesse thinks he killed him. Even though we still don’t know whether Viktor’s alive at that point, the awkward phrasing allows us to see the joke coming a mile away. It’s not as funny as the show wants it to be. But hey, Jesse and Tulip are OK for now. Viktor signed the divorce papers and Tulip’s now-former stepdaughter still has her dad.Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy (Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/AMC)That doesn’t last very long. It turns out the Saint of Killers tracked The Word to Viktor’s house, killing him. He’s about to kill the step-daughter, but she offers to take him to the Preacher. Looks like the trio will finally have to deal with him next week.This episode wasn’t as funny or fun as the rest of the season has been so far, but it was a fine hour of television anyway. Even without the ridiculous violence, Preacher can still tell a good story. Last night’s episode had some of the best directing of the series. They were able to tell a more low-key, serious story and still make it feel like Preacher. I’m definitely looking forward to things picking back up for next week though. This was a nice breather, but too much of it would make the series feel too slow. Even as interesting as the episode was, there were still a few scenes that went on unnecessarily long. But now, with the Saint of Killers back, next week shouldn’t have that problem. Plus, Cassidy is still around. His plot may have been foiled this week, but he’s still going to try to mess things up for Tulip and Jesse. We’ll have to keep an eye on him as the series goes on.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more