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  • I dont plan to stop growing better Anil Kapoor

    first_imgMumbai: Anil Kapoor, the veteran actor, who has been receiving a lot of love and attention on social media for how he manages to defy age with his looks at 62, says he is not going to stop at becoming better “anytime soon”. “Thank you all for the love and the memes that are still flooding my feed! Loved all of them! Especially the one of me doing ‘Gunday 2’ with Taimur. From the last 35 years, I have been trying to age according to the characters and fulfilling the demands of my directors and writers. I believe becoming better only stops when you do, and I don’t plan stopping anytime soon,” Anil posted on Twitter on Sunday. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot He posted this with a collage of his looks from different films over the years. The message from Anil comes amidst a sea of memes on how the actor is reverse ageing in terms of his looks. The social media went into a tizzy after Anil posted a photograph of himself along with the cast of the upcoming film “Malang”, and amazed people with his youthful look. Some fans pointed out how Anil was “growing younger”, others said Anil might soon act with Kareena and Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur and still look younger and some found humour in calling him a real-life version of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. One user commented how Anil could perhaps be seen as his daughter Sonam’s son in a movie.last_img read more

  • Solidarity and Unity Valued in King Mohammed VIs Green March Speech

    Marrakech – On the 39th anniversary of the Green March, King Mohammed VI’s anniversary speech focused on the country’s Regionalization Project to promote unity and solidarity among all Moroccan regions.Morocco’s advanced Regionalization Project, a governmental substantial deep structural reform of all the state structures, is designed to contribute to a common and unified development for Morocco via assistance and solidarity among all regions.Rather than the central government providing each region with human and material resources, or each region relying only on its own resources, the central government is giving wider powers to the representatives of the regional central authorities (regional councils, prefectures, municipalities, and districts). “Having a unified, region-based Morocco does not mean there is tribal fanaticism; nor will this be conducive to disunity or separatism, for this is forbidden under the Kingdom’s former Constitution as well as the present one,” the King said. Rather, “We want integrated, solidarity-based entities and regions which care about each other,” he added.In the King’s view, nothing but unity between regions and the unity of Moroccan territories is acceptable. The power of the Moroccan identity lies in its multicultural components including all Moroccans, whether, Jebli or Riffi, Sahrawi or Soussi.King Mohammed VI recognized the sacrifice of Moroccans all over the country for the sake of enhancing a dignified life for their brothers and sisters in the southern provinces. People gave from their estates, and endowed even their lives for defending the “Western Sahara.”“There are widows who have to shoulder the burdens of life on their own; there are orphans who – for the sake of the Sahara – never knew a father’s affectionate love. There are young people who have been deprived of their freedom, and who have lived for many years as prisoners, for the sake of the Sahara,” he noted.He said the dispute has not been an issue only for the Saharan people, but Morocco itself has suffered-leaving behind widows and orphans. If all this suffering justifies anything, it is only the solidarity and love that are among the components of the Moroccan Identity.Thus, the king’s speech reflects the aspect of solidarity found in the following Hadith: “The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever.”Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

  • Moroccan Police Inaugurate Analysis Laboratory in Kenitra

    Rabat – The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) has inaugurated an analysis laboratory at the Royal Institute of Police in Kenitra, the agency announced in a communiqué on Wednesday.The laboratory, which is the first of its kind in the history of the DGSN, is a part of the agency’s reform of its medical and psychological testing procedures.According to the DGSN, the laboratory will guarantee credible examinations at a low cost and will avoid any “fraudulent operation.” It also to offer a low cost of these analyzes. The laboratory is also intended to speed up the diagnoses  serious diseases, which police interns have struggled to streamline. read more

  • UN refugee agency calls for probe into attacks on Colombian refugees

    According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), three Colombians, including one refugee and one asylum-seeker, disappeared at the end of last month from the village of San Martin in northern Ecuador, just across the border from Colombia. Like many other rural communities in that part of the country, San Martin is home to large numbers of Colombian refugees.UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told reporters in Geneva today that the agency has received consistent reports from first-hand witnesses that the three were kidnapped by a group of masked men in uniforms during an armed incursion into San Martin on 26 May. The group, which has not been identified by the authorities in either country, apparently came from Colombia.“According to information we received, the masked men tortured members of the local community before taking the three men away,” Ms. Pagonis said. “There also are allegations of attempted rape against a pregnant refugee woman in San Martin.”Ms. Pagonis said that UNHCR strongly condemned these acts of violence against refugees and their host communities, and appreciated the serious efforts of the authorities in Ecuador and Colombia to resolve the matter in a transparent way. UNHCR said it hoped that those responsible would be brought to justice and called on both governments to continue their efforts to strengthen protection mechanisms to avoid a repetition of the alleged events.About 60,000 Colombians in Ecuador’s northern provinces are in need of international protection, according to UNHCR. Most of them fled the internal armed conflict in Colombia fearing for their lives or safety. The majority live along the border among local Ecuadorian people, in rural communities that are often remote and under-developed. 10 June 2008The United Nations refugee agency is calling for a “full and speedy resolution” to investigations into allegations that Colombian refugees in Ecuador have endured forced disappearances, torture, attempted rape and death threats. read more

  • Case filed before special court against Mahanama and Dissanayake

    The Bribery Commission today filed legal action against the former Chief of Staff of the President, I.H.K. Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) Piyadasa Dissanayake.The case was filed before the Permanent High Court-at-Bar over allegations of accepting a Rs 20 million bribe. Mahanama and Piyadasa Dissanayake were arrested by Bribery Commission officers for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs 20 million from an Indian businessman in order to transfer the machinery equipment belonging to the Kantale Sugar Factory in May 2018.They were, however, later released on bail. read more

  • UN agency steps up operations in South Sudan to thwart possible cholera

    “The Juba Teaching Hospital reported that 69 new suspected cases were admitted on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people being treated in the capital to 112,” the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a press release . An additional 29 suspected cases have been reported in Duk Island, Jonglei state, bring the total number of cases around the country to 141. However, the actual number of cases remains unconfirmed due to a critical lack of laboratory equipment needed for diagnosis. “A fast and coordinated response is key to preventing a cholera outbreak,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF’s Representative in South Sudan. “That’s underway, despite the fact that life in Juba was completely brought to a standstill for days by the recent violence and many humanitarian organizations have since evacuated staff.” The UN agency is working with the Ministry of Health of South Sudan and partner organizations to provide medical supplies and sanitation, and raise community awareness.With rapid response teams underway, UNICEF said it is providing its partners with drugs, infusions and other health products to treat disease, including triage tents in case the number of cases continues to rise. At the UN protection of civilians sites where thousands continue to shelter following the fighting that erupted in Juba nearly two weeks ago, the UN Mission (UNMISS) and aprtners are continuing to supply daily water supplies. The water is then treated with chlorine. read more

  • Marist tops Dartmouth at Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland

    BELFAST, Ireland — Brian Parker scored 18 points with six assists, Ryan Funk added four 3-pointers and 14 points and Marist defeated Dartmouth 76-58 on Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic.The Red Foxes (2-4) will face LIU-Brooklyn, an 80-77 winner over Albany, in the championship game of the Samson Bracket on Friday.Marist erased a 14-8 deficit with an 18-0 run that included 3-pointers on four consecutive possessions, including three by Funk.The Red Foxes used 13-2 run to open the second half to take their largest lead of 20. Dartmouth got within seven with 4:27 left with an 11-2 run but didn’t score again as Marist closed with an 11-0 streak.Funk was 4 of 6 from the arc and now has 203 3-pointers, becoming the sixth player in Marist history to reach the 200 milestone. Darius Hines added 10 points and Aleksander Dozic scored nine points with eight rebounds.Chris Knight led the Big Green (3-4) with 16 points with Brendan Barry and Taurus Samuels scoring 11 each.The Associated Press read more

  • And Now The Roy Awards For The Best NHL Playoff Goaltending Performances

    UPDATE (May 14, 7:28 a.m.): Game 7 between the Rangers and Capitals on Wednesday night featured more top-notch goaltending from Lundqvist (35 saves) and Holtby (37 saves). The Rangers won 2-1 — every game in the series was decided by one goal — and both goalies beat their combined save percentage for the series. Mike Richter1997NYRNJD5.236.7+1.9 Marc-Andre Fleury98.8-3.7-3.7 Most of the Roy winners in this category comport well with the conventional wisdom. Four of the top six goaltenders — Roy in 1993 and 2001, Thomas in 2011 and Jean-Sebastien Giguere in 2003 — also won the Conn Smythe Trophy for being the MVP of the NHL playoffs.Finally, the Roy for the best lifetime playoff performance goes to … Patrick Roy.Best Performances Marc-Andre Fleury2010PIT13.3-12.3-1.6 Patrick Lalime2002OTTPHI5.337.6+2.0 Chris Osgood127.53.3+4.2 Jaroslav Halak2010MTLWSH5.727.6+1.6 Henrik Lundqvist105.84.4+4.6 Martin Brodeur2003NJD24.810.7+2.6 102004Maple Leafs (Belfour)Senators (Lalime)7.9361.70+2.3 Curtis Joseph2001TOROTT4.238.5+1.6 Patrick Roy1996COLFLA4.735.4+1.7 71994Rangers (Richter)Devils (Brodeur)7.9291.96+2.6 Greg Millen1988STL10.0-15.8-1.6 Jean-Sebastien Giguere52.86.2+3.3 In the chart, MP/60 stands for minutes played divided by 60. Since a regulation NHL game is 60 minutes long, it essentially just means games played, although goalies will get extra credit for games that go to overtime.5Dominik Hasek, for instance, is credited with playing the equivalent of 8.1 games in the 1994 Sabres-Devils first-round series because one of the games went to four overtimes. The next column shows the goalie’s net change in win probability per 60 minutes played. Multiplying this number by MP/60 produces net wins — how many wins a goalie added or subtracted from his team relative to an average playoff goalie. That’s what we use to hand out Roys.So the Roy for best goaltending in a single playoff series goes to… Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins, for his performance in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final against the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks had been the NHL’s highest-scoring team in the regular season and launched more than 35 shots per game at Thomas. And yet he allowed only eight goals in the seven-game series, including a shutout in the final.Thomas is followed by his fellow Bruin, Tuukka Rask, who allowed just two goals against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in the 2013 Eastern Conference finals. He was even more effective than Thomas on a per-shot basis, with a .985 save percentage. Perhaps he was too good for his own good, in fact — the Bruins swept the series, so he played substantially fewer minutes than Thomas. In third place is Ottawa’s Patrick Lalime, who allowed two goals in five games against the Philadelphia Flyers in 2002.The performance by Buffalo’s Dominik Hasek in the Sabres’ 1994 opening-round series against the New Jersey Devils ranks fourth, and Hasek also holds a couple of other distinctions. First, he wins the Roy for the best performance in an individual game, stopping all 70 New Jersey shots in a legendary four-overtime shutout in Game 6 of the series. And he and the Devils’ Martin Brodeur share the Roy for the best combined goaltending performance in a single series: Patrick Roy2001COL24.213.0+3.2 Jean-Sebastien Giguere2003MDAMIN4.537.2+1.7 From 1988 onward, Roy was 15 wins better than an average playoff goaltender, easily outdistancing second-place Ed Belfour. And that under-rates Roy, since it doesn’t give him credit for 1986, when Roy, then 20 years old, had a 1.92 postseason GAA in leading the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup. Roy also does really well by conventional playoff statistics — he had 151 career playoff wins, easily the best all-time — but he earned them.In other cases, however, the advanced stats provide some insight that isn’t as clear from traditional stats. While Brodeur had a considerably better career playoff GAA than Roy, for instance, he’s relatively far behind him in net wins, since the Devils’ neutral-zone trap prevented him from facing all that many shots and since he played in a low-scoring era.Meanwhile, the Penguins’ Marc-Andre Fleury ranks as the third-worst playoff goaltender since 1988 despite a winning (53-44) career playoff record. That’s because it’s easy to win games when you have Crosby scoring goals for you. Our support-neutral stat detects that Fleury really hasn’t been much good in the playoffs.Lundqvist, meanwhile, ranks as the sixth-best playoff goaltender since 1988, while Holtby ranks ninth — despite being in just his fifth NHL season. After Wednesday night, one of them will have the chance to add to his legend, while the other will have plenty of time to watch Patrick Roy clips on YouTube. Patrick Roy1993MTLQUE6.325.3+1.6 Ron Hextall1988PHI6.3-25.6-1.6 Tim Thomas2011BOSVAN7.0+34.2%+2.4 Braden Holtby34.810.5+3.7 41997Rangers (Richter)Devils (Brodeur)5.9611.15+2.6 11994Devils (Brodeur)Sabres (Hasek)7.9431.61+3.3 32011Bruins (Thomas)Canucks (Luongo)7.9362.16+2.6 62002Senators (Lalime)Flyers (Cechmanek)5.9611.05+2.6 Ed Belfour2004TOROTT7.425.3+1.9 Tuukka Rask2013BOS24.414.8+3.6 Jean-Sebastien Giguere2003MDA23.515.8+3.7 John Vanbiesbrouck1996FLA22.218.3+4.1 51993Maple Leafs (Potvin)Blues (Joseph)7.9382.06+2.6 Jonathan Quick78.14.3+3.3 Who says low-scoring hockey games are boring?The New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist and the Washington Capitals’ Braden Holtby have put on a heart-stopping and spectacular goaltending duel in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which will conclude with Game 7 in New York on Wednesday night. So far, every game in the series has been decided by one goal, with Lundqvist and Holtby combining for a 1.80 goals against average (GAA) and a .943 save percentage.Lundqvist and Holtby have been among the better playoff goalies in recent NHL history, and the Rangers-Caps series has been in the upper echelon of goaltending battles. But a few have been even better. In their honor, we’re going to be handing out some Roy Awards for the best postseason goaltending performances since 1988. (Why are they called Roy Awards? That will become clear in a moment.)How to measure goaltending success is a subject of debate among hockey geeks. But here’s one approach, which is inspired by Baseball Prospectus’s Support Neutral Win-Loss (SNWL), a statistic designed to evaluate baseball pitchers. As SNWL seeks to evaluate pitchers while controlling for their run support, our goalie statistic will seek to give goaltenders credit for wins and losses without being biased toward those goalies who have better offenses scoring goals for them. It will also control for the number of shots the goaltenders faced and the quality of their opponents. Allowing three goals — as Lundqvist did Sunday — is not that impressive, but it looks a lot better when you consider he faced 45 shots against the Capitals, who have one of the NHL’s best offenses.Here’s how it works. I downloaded data from Hockey-Reference.com on all NHL playoff games since 1988. (Hockey-Reference, as terrific as it is, doesn’t have detailed game-by-game data before then.) For each game, I compared each goalie’s actual GAA against a benchmark GAA that represents how you’d expect an average playoff goalie to perform under the same circumstances. The benchmark GAA is calculated1Via a linear regression analysis. based on the number of shots the goalie faced, his opponent’s goal-scoring and shooting percentage during the regular season, and whether he was playing at home or on the road. During Friday’s Game 5, for instance — with the Rangers playing at home and the Capitals generating relatively few shots — Lundqvist’s benchmark GAA was 2.17. But on Sunday, on the road and with the Caps taking 45 shots on goal, his benchmark GAA was 3.56.The next step is to translate the benchmark GAA and the goalie’s actual GAA into win probabilities,2Win probabilities are calculated using a Poisson distribution. assuming that the goalie had average offensive support.3Average offensive support is calculated based on leaguewide goal scoring per game during the NHL regular season, adjusted slightly downward because playoff games are lower-scoring on average. For Friday’s Game 5, for instance, Lundqvist’s benchmark 2.17 GAA translates into a 52 percent win probability. But Lundqvist’s actual performance, allowing just one goal, raised the Rangers’ win probability to 80 percent. So Lundqvist gets credit for +0.28 net wins, the difference between the two figures. (Actually, he gets credit for slightly more than that, since the game went to overtime.)4More specifically, Lundqvist is credited with +0.28 wins per 60 minutes of ice time. Since he was actually on the ice for 69 minutes, counting overtime, the number is scaled up proportionately to +0.32 wins.First up, here are the Roys for goaltending in a single playoff series:Best Performances GOALIEMP/60NET CHANGE IN WIN % PER 60 MPNET WINS Patrick Roy227.7+6.6%+15.0 Dan Cloutier22.7-16.9-3.8 Patrick Roy1989MTL20.114.7+3.0 Trevor Kidd1995CGYSJS7.2-24.3-1.8 Ron Hextall1988PHIWSH6.3-25.6-1.6  Worst Performances Patrick Roy1993MTL21.6+19.6%+4.2 Worst Performances John Vanbiesbrouck47.511.3+5.4 Dan Cloutier2003VAN13.9-17.9%-2.5 COMBINED STATS Trevor Kidd1995CGY7.2-24.3-1.8 Kirk McLean1994VAN25.711.8+3.0 Why does that Devils-Sabres series rank so highly? Hasek and Brodeur’s conventional statistics were great, but not obviously better than some other goaltending duels, like that between the Canucks’ Roberto Luongo and the Dallas Stars’ Marty Turco in 2007. One reason is because of that quadruple overtime game, which made the matchup the equivalent of an eight-game series. But another is because the series was played in 1994, when goal-scoring was about 20 percent higher than it is now. So it stands out more by comparison.The current Rangers-Caps series ranks as the 17th-best goalie duel so far: Holtby has contributed 1.0 net wins and Lundqvist 0.8, for a combined 1.8. It could plausibly move into the top 10 if Game 7 is low-scoring.We can also award a Roy for the best goaltending in a single playoff season. It goes to … Patrick Roy, who added 4.2 wins in the 1993 NHL playoffs. Roy’s performance ranks highly in part because it came against some high-flying offenses. His playoff opponents — the Nordiques, Sabres, Islanders and Kings — had each averaged about four goals per game during the regular season.Best Performances Tuukka Rask2013BOSPIT4.647.2+2.2 Felix Potvin1993TORSTL7.721.5+1.7 172015Rangers (Lundqvist)Capitals (Holtby)6+.9431.80+1.8 81999Maple Leafs (Joseph)Flyers (Vanbiesbrouck)6.9461.46+2.3 Jean-Sebastien Giguere2003MDADET4.834.8+1.7 Mike Vernon1997DET20.512.8+2.6 GOALIEYEARTEAMMP/60NET CHANGE IN WIN % PER 60 MPNET WINS Worst Performances GOALIEYEARTEAMOPP.MP/60NET CHANGE IN WIN % PER 60 MPNET WINS GOALIEYEARTEAMOPP.MP/60NET CHANGE IN WIN % PER 60 MPNET WINS Craig Anderson26.812.3+3.3 Dominik Hasek1994BUFNJD8.124.2+2.0 Corey Crawford2014CHILAK7.4-27.8-2.1 GOALIEYEARTEAMMP/60NET CHANGE IN WIN % PER 60 MPNET WINS Tuukka Rask50.85.9+3.0 Tim Thomas2011BOS25.712.5+3.2 92002Hurricanes (Irbe)Maple Leafs (Joseph)6.9501.25+2.3 Ed Belfour165.76.3+10.4 Arturs Irbe2002CARTOR6.427.9+1.8 Kelly Hrudey65.3-6.8%-4.5 Martin Brodeur211.93.6+7.7 Antti Niemi61.0-4.5-2.8 SEASONSERIES WINNER (MAIN GOALIE)SERIES LOSER (MAIN GOALIE)GAMESSAVE%GAANET GT WINS 22007Canucks (Luongo)Stars (Turco)7.9511.36+2.9 SEASONHIGHER SEED (MAIN GOALIE)LOWER SEED (MAIN GOALIE)GAMESSAVE%GAANET GT WINS Curtis Joseph135.12.6+3.5 GOALIEMP/60NET CHANGE IN WIN % PER 60 MPNET WINS Dominik Hasek1999BUF20.312.4+2.5 Dan Cloutier2003VANMIN6.9-31.3%-2.2 Olaf Kolzig46.66.9+3.2 Martin Brodeur1995NJD20.413.3+2.7 Curtis Joseph1999TORBUF4.6-33.2-1.5 John Vanbiesbrouck1996FLAPIT7.026.9+1.9 Sean Burke35.8-9.1-3.2 Tim Thomas51.98.3+4.3 Dominik Hasek121.96.2+7.6 Patrick Roy1996COL24.211.6+2.8 Jonathan Quick2012LAK20.614.1+2.9 Martin Brodeur1994NJD19.513.6+2.6 read more

  • EHF CL TOP 16 Kiel and Barca on the way to TOP

    Here are the complete results of the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16:Vive Targi Kielce – Rhein Neckar Lowen 32:28Vardar – HSV 28:28Gorenje – PSG 30:28Aalborg – FC Barcelona 22:29Metalurg – KIF Kolding 23:17Wisla Plock – MVM MKB Veszprem 34:33Celje PL – SG Flensburg 26:25Motor – THW Kiel 28:31 EHF CL TOP 16 ← Previous Story PSG defeated in Velenje! Next Story → Wisla beat Veszprem

  • Gardaí search for Dublin teenager missing since Wednesday

    first_imgGARDAÍ ARE ASKING for help from the public in tracing a 17-year-old boy who has been missing for five days.Leon Quirke was last seen in the Fairview area of north Dublin at around 12.30am on Wednesday 27 November.Leon is described as being 6 feet tall, of thin build, with brown hair and blue eyes. When he was last seen he was wearing a grey hoody and blue jeans.Gardaí have asked anyone with any information to contact Clontarf Garda station on 01 – 666 4800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.last_img read more

  • Labour senator Im tired of being bullied by Gilmores henchmen

    first_imgWell doing nothing will change nothing either.“This idea that Eamon Gilmore isn’t considering resigning. I don’t understand why he wouldn’tWhy would it not be on the agenda?He said the party’s front-bench needed to, “stop looking down on people. Stop being arrogant.”We are seen as out of touch and detached.The Senator – a former journalist – took to Twitter this morning to defend his comments. This is not just about Eamon Gilmore but his style&culture of leadership. I am tired of being bullied by his henchmen, censored&isolated— John Whelan (@SenJohnWhelan) May 26, 2014 Source: Senator John Whelan/Twitter Time for @labour members to put up or shut up. I for one will not be contesting any future election under this current @labour leadership— John Whelan (@SenJohnWhelan) May 26, 2014 A similar sentiment was expressed yesterday by Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara, who said the entire front-bench should step down.Their comments follow a massive slump in support for the party in the local and European elections.Joan Burton, the Deputy Leader, made a lukewarm statement of confidence in Gilmore at the weekend.Other senior figures, notably Education Minister Ruairí Quinn, said now was not the time for a change of leadership and that Gilmore should lead them into the next General Election.Also speaking to RTÉ this morning, junior minister Kathleen Lynch said:Eamon Gilmore is the leader of this party.When asked whether she had confidence in him, the Minister of State said:“Yes I do,” adding that the issue within Labour was “more fundamental” than just one person at the top.“At this point the last thing we need is the sort of knee-jerk reaction we’re seeing,” Lynch said.We have to sit down and ask ourselves the question – what are the people saying to us?center_img Read Election 2014 Liveblog: Monday’s European and local results as they happenRead: Who is your new local councillor? Here’s a list of everyone elected so far AS THE TÁNAISTE and Taoiseach prepare to meet today to discuss the fallout from Election 2014, a Labour Senator has said the party’s become out-of-touch with the electorate and “arrogant”.John Whelan, who is based in Laois, told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland the party needed to change its entire culture of leadership if it wanted to ward off a “drubbing” in the next General Election.“People say that changing the leadership will change nothing,” Whelan said. Source: Senator John Whelan/Twitterlast_img read more

  • Trump squabbles with Democrats before speech on unity

    first_imgWASHINGTON — The bitter partisanship of the past two years was on full display Tuesday just hours before President Donald Trump was to call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York seems to have triggered the latest Trump twitter outburst when he said on the Senate floor that the president talks about unity in his annual addresses to the nation but “spends the other 364 days of the year dividing us.” He accused Trump of “blatant hypocrisy.”Minutes later, Trump tweeted that Schumer hadn’t even seen the speech and was “just upset that he didn’t win the Senate, after spending a fortune.”Skepticism was already expected from both sides of the aisle for Trump’s televised address to lawmakers and the nation. Democrats, emboldened after the midterm elections and the recent shutdown fight, see little evidence that the president is willing to compromise. Even Trump’s staunchest allies know that bipartisan rhetoric read off of a teleprompter is usually undermined by scorching tweets and unpredictable policy maneuvers.The deeply personal attacks show the challenge for Trump as he attempts a reset with Congress. Still, the fact that his advisers feel a need to try a different approach is a tacit acknowledgement that the president’s standing is weakened as he begins his third year in office.last_img read more

  • Talasani gives 6 L for Feed the Need

    first_imgThe Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Diary Development and Cinematography, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, donated Rs 6 lakhs for refrigerators for Feed the Need programme and Rs 2.5 Lakhs for kiosks of sanitary pads here on Thursday. He also launched the “SHE NEED” logo and project under which sanitary pads to the women in need are provided. The promoter of this project is Apple Home and is supported by GHMC. Additional Commissioners Harichandana and Musaraff Ali were present on the occasion.last_img read more

  • CJ Sinha undergoes medical tests

    first_imgSurendra Kumar SinhaChief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, whose one-month leave on health grounds sparked speculations, underwent medical tests on Sunday at ICDDR,B in the capital’s Mohakhali.  A source confirmed Prothom Alo that Surendra Kumar Sinha went to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh around 8:00am and had several medical tests at the Diagnostic Unit of the ICDDR,B.A Supreme Court source said the chief justice with his wife obtained Australian visas for three years and may soon travel to Australia where Sinha’s eldest daughter Suchana Sinha lives.On 2 October, the chief justice went on one-month leave on health grounds.The chief justice was vehemently criticised by ministers and ruling party leaders for his observations made in the verdict that had annulled the 16th amendment to the constitution.Sinha assumed office on 17 January, 2015 as the country’s 21st chief justice. He is scheduled to go on retirement on 31 January next year.Read more:CJ Sinha, wife get Australian visa CJ’s one hour outside his residenceSK Sinha applies for Australian visalast_img read more

  • East Bengal chief Subhas Bhowmick faces 3year prison term

    first_imgKolkata: Subhas Bhowmick, technical director of East Bengal football club, was sentenced to three years imprisonment in connection with a bribery case of December 2005, by the Special Court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Alipore on Monday.The former coach of East Bengal was, however, granted bail against a payment of Rs 1 lakh, owing to his illness, soon after the quantum of punishment was announced. Bhowmick may appeal to a higher forum, challenging the verdict of the Alipore court by September 18. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe anti-corruption branch of CBI had arrested Bhowmick in December 2005 near the front gate of the South Club in Kolkata, while accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from a businessman to settle his excise duty related cases. Ghosh was a senior Central Excise official, when the arrest was made. This case has been underway in court for almost 13 years and the verdict was finally passed on Monday. The CBI sleuths claimed that Bhowmick had demanded a sum of Rs 4 lakh as bribe from a company, which was finally settled at Rs 1.5 lakh. He had also tried to run away from the scene by attacking some CBI personnel, which had resulted in injury to a senior ranking officer of the central investigating agency. Popularly known as Bhombol in the football arena of the state, the former football player had to remain in jail custody for some time soon after his arrest and was then granted bail. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedBhowmick had played for both East Bengal and Mohun Bagan and was known as a powerful forward with good goal scoring abilities. He had represented India in various tournaments. He was a member of the Indian football team that had won the bronze medal in the Asian Games in 1970. He has been very successful as a coach for East Bengal. He had a forgettable first stint with the club during the 1999-2000 season. However, during his second stint as coach, the club won a multitude of trophies, including back to back National Football League titles in 2002-03 and 2003–04, apart from Kolkata Football League, Durand Cup and IFA Shield victories.East Bengal also won the LG ASEAN Club Cup in 2003 under his managership. Bhowmick stepped down as coach of East Bengal in 2005, after being implicated in the bribery scandal.He coached Mohammedan Sporting Club during the 2006 season, but was not as successful there as he was during his stint with EB.last_img read more

  • Pavaso Partners With Closing Exchange for Mobile Closing Services

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