Ram Madhav to the aid of Mehbooba

first_imgBJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday came to the defence of his party’s coalition partner PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and its supremo, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was targeted by the Opposition leaders over Tuesday’s incident, when a function attended by Ms. Mufti ended abruptly, ostensibly following protests.While Mr. Madhav did not name National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, he seemed to be referring to his tweets about the incident. “When I saw his [an apparent reference to Mr. Abdullah] statements, it suggested that the lady [Ms. Mufti] was lying about the reasons for the function being disrupted, that there were anti-India protests… if this is the kind of politics that is practiced, it is tantamount to weakening nation’s foundation,” he said.last_img

Inmate’s death: prison officials suspended

first_imgThe Rajasthan government on Thursday removed the Jaipur Central Jail Superintendent and a deputy jailor from duty and placed two other prison officials under suspension following the alleged murder of a Pakistani convict, Shakir Ullah, in a prison cell on Wednesday. A case of murder has been registered against four jail inmates.Shakir Ullah, 50, hailing from Pakistan’s Sialkot, was serving life sentence in the Central Jail here after his conviction under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in 2017. He was brought here in 2011 from a Punjab jail, where he was incarcerated as a member of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. He was allegedly killed in a brawl with other inmates.A case was registered at Lal Kothi police station here against the accused – Kulwinder Singh, Manoj Pratap, Bhajan Meena and Ajit Singh – and the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi was informed. Inspector-General of Prisons Rupinder Singh is investigating the case.Civil rights groups here have condemned the incident.Jail Superintendent Sanjay Yadav and Deputy Jailor Jagdish Sharma were removed from duty and asked to wait for their new posting orders, while head warden Baidyanath Sharma and warden Ramswaroop were placed under suspension. Rakesh Mohan Sharma has been posted as the new Jail Superintendent.A five-member board conducted the post-mortem under the supervision of a Judicial Magistrate on Thursday and the body of the deceased was kept in the mortuary of the Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital here.Civil rights groups here have condemned the incident, saying Shakir Ullah was murdered as the result of an “increasing hate environment”, the latest trigger being the Pulwama terror attack. The People’s Union for Civil Liberties demanded security for all prisoners, particularly the “vulnerable ones” like the Pakistani and Kashmiri inmates who could become victims of aggression.Security has been stepped up in all the jails in the State where Pakistani nationals are lodged. At present, 18 Pakistani prisoners are lodged in the State’s jails and seven of them are in Jaipur.last_img read more

Bid to disrupt NRC update, says Sonowal

first_imgAssam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday claimed that “negative elements” were trying to disrupt the ongoing process to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and his government was determined to thwart any such attempts. Mr. Sonowal also asked “genuine” Indian citizens not to panic as their concerns would be adequately addressed in the mega exercise aimed at identifying those illegal immigrants who had entered the State after 1971. “There are some negative elements. These negative elements are trying to disrupt the smooth proceedings of the NRC update. The State government is alive to the situation,” he said.“There are some groups which are trying to create unrest in Assam in the name of NRC. Our government is determined to thwart any such attempts,” the Chief Minister said.Mr. Sonowal is in the national capital and he held a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and top officials of the Union Home Ministry to review the present security scenario in the State and preparation to deal with any possible law and order situation which may arise after the publication of the final NRC. ‘Adequate steps’“Both the State and the central government will take adequate steps for peaceful publication of the NRC. I appeal to the people to extend cooperation, the way they did during the publication of the draft last year,” he said. Mr. Sonowal said grievances of all bonafide Indian citizens will be adequately addressed in the update process of the NRC.last_img read more

Can marathon’s golden maiden bag maiden gold?

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters During the selection for this SEA Games, she was required by Patafa to be under one of its sanctioned coaches, which also didn’t sit well with Tabal, who was training abroad under her own set of mentors.Patafa again took her in to compete in the Games and hopefully give a golden start to the athletics team which garnered five golds, seven silvers and nine bronzes.Competing alongside Tabal is teammate Jeson Oyco Agravante.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Short-handed Bolts rally to thwart Fuel Masters View comments LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Mary Joy Tabal. FILE PhotoKUALA LUMPUR—As marathon ushers in the medal-rich track and field competitions on Saturday, focus will be on how Mary Joy Tabal would fare against the best in the field.And as she seeks to give the country its first gold, inevitably, the spotlight will also shine on the controversies that have hounded her career.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Tabal has been the country’s golden girl in marathon, winning racess in international and local events, but her name has also been so often attached to controversyThe 28-year-old Tabal, of Guba, Cebu City, has been at odds with national governing body of her sport, the Philippine Track and Field Association, for the good part of the last two years.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 openingWhen she bagged silver in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, she immediately resigned from the national team over her camp’s alleged disagreement with sponsorship deals.But after a lengthy exchanges all over the media, she was reinstated later on to compete—and finish 124th—in the Rio Olympics in 2016.last_img read more

Raptors rout Warriors without Kawhi Leonard to complete sweep

first_imgIt was Toronto’s first win in Oakland since Feb. 8, 2004.The Raptors beat the Warriors in overtime earlier this season behind a season-high 37 points from Leonard. Golden State didn’t have Stephen Curry or Draymond Green for that game, but both were back for the rematch while Leonard sat out.It hardly mattered.Toronto led by 18 in the first half and was up 93-67 early in the fourth following a three-point play by Greg Monroe. Warriors coach Steve Kerr benched his starters midway through the fourth as the Oracle Arena crowd filed for the exits.Curry scored 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting. Green was 1 for 5 and finished with two points as Golden State went 6 for 26 on 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) celebrates with guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California— Kyle Lowry had 23 points and 12 assists to lead a balanced Toronto offense while leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out, Serge Ibaka added 20 points and the Raptors dominated Golden State from the start, routing the Warriors 113-93 on Wednesday night to complete a season sweep.Danny Green scored 15 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 and Fred VanVleet added 10 to help the Raptors improve to an NBA-best 23-7, matching the best start in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto went 4-0 in California this season for the first time in franchise history. … Lowry’s double-double was his 100th with Toronto. … Green picked up a technical foul less than four minutes into the first quarter. … VanVleet (back) started after being questionable before the game.Warriors: Andre Iguodala sat out a second straight game with a hip injury sustained during warmups Monday. Kerr said Iguodala is day to day but added the team is taking a cautious approach. … Kerr said there is no new update on DeMarcus Cousins but left open the possibility that the All-Star center could practice again with the G-League team in Santa Cruz.UP NEXTRaptors: Play at Portland on Friday.Warriors: Play at Sacramento on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rodney Hood’s late basket sends Cavs past Knicks Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? They did it despite not having Leonard for a second consecutive night. Toronto’s star forward has a sore right hip and was questionable before the game before being ruled out less than 30 minutes before tip-off.The Raptors also lost 7-foot center Jonas Valanciunas to a dislocated left thumb in the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefKevin Durant had 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Golden State. The Warriors had won four straight heading into a much-anticipated showdown between two teams many expect to reach the NBA Finals.Despite playing the second half of a back-to-back following a 123-99 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, Toronto appeared to be the fresher team. The Raptors repeatedly beat the sluggish Warriors to loose balls and outrebounded the two-time defending champs 48-40. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Davis Cup: Andy Murray backs proposal to shorten matches

first_imgWimbledon champion Andy Murray is not overly enthusiastic about the possibility of a neutral venue hosting the Davis Cup finals, but backed proposals to shorten matches in the competition.The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is considering plans to select fixed-venue cities in advance for the Davis and Fed Cup finals, switching from the current format where one of the finalists host the decider.Croatia will host Argentina for the 2016 Davis Cup title after winning their semi-finals last weekend, but a host city has yet to be named.”I am not sold on that (neutral venue),” Murray told British media. “I do love the home and away atmosphere that we get in the Davis Cup.”It is something that we as tennis players aren’t really used to because we are playing in neutral venues a lot of the time and the home and away aspect is something that I enjoy and that makes it special.”The world number two however supported the idea to host the finals over two days instead of three.”The last three days, coming off the back of the Olympics, Cincinnati, the US Open, and then being on court for 10 or 11 hours, was really hard,” the Olympic champion added.”Maybe playing it over Saturday and Sunday, best of three sets, I like that idea. If it doesn’t work, you can always change back.”last_img read more

Lattice: flexible connectivity for industrial vision with new CrossLink reference design

first_imgLattice Semiconductor announced the availability of the latest in a series of new reference designs featuring the Lattice CrossLink FPGA for video bridging applications. The SubLVDS to MIPI CSI-2 Image Sensor Bridge reference design provides industrial device customers with a flexible, easy-to-implement solution for connecting advanced application processors (APs) with many of the image sensors currently used in today’s machine vision applications for industrial environments.Many industrial machine vision applications use image sensors with SubLVDS interface, which is incompatible with the MIPI CSI-2 D-PHY interface used on today’s APs. However, many industrial device OEMs want to implement these APs in existing machine vision-capable products. The Lattice SubLVDS to MIPI CSI-2 Image Sensor Bridge reference design lets customers quickly and easily create a bridging solution so an AP with a MIPI CSI-2 interface can connect with a SubLVDS image sensor.The Lattice SubLVDS to MIPI CSI-2 Image Sensor Bridge reference design is free and is provided to demonstrate the use of Lattice’s popular CrossLink modular IPs, including the Pixel-to-Byte Converter, SubLVDS Image Sensor Receiver and a CSI-2/DSI D-PHY Transmitter. Lattice also provides a complete, easy to use GUI-based FPGA design and verification software environment, Diamond design software, to simplify and accelerate device development.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Reference platform targets vision-based embedded designsNext Avalue launches Intel Coffee Lake rugged fanless embedded systemlast_img read more

RIPancakes: IHOP Changes Name to IHOb to Focus on Burgers

first_img Think Outside the Box on Memorial Day and Try This Chili-Lime Grasshopper Recipe Editors’ Recommendations IHOb RestaurantsLast week, the most devoted pancake fans across the nation were sent spiraling into a chasm of riddles and quandaries when the diner chain IHOP changed its name and branding to IHOb across all social media platforms.With no more “P” for pancakes, what in the world could the “B” stand for? (Bacon? Bourbon? We wish.) More than 30,000 people speculated online.This week, the company finally broke its silence on the mystery “B.” In place of pancakes, burgers have taken the lucrative spot at the acronym’s tail, making it the International House of Burgers. To be honest, we don’t know how we feel about that.We aren’t the only pancake-lovers left emotionally confused. One Twitter user wrote: “IHOb is the biggest disappointment of 2018; catch me at Denny’s.”ihob is the biggest disappointment of 2018, catch me at denny’s— Bryana Salaz (@bryanasalaz) June 11, 2018Another made the tongue-and-cheek comparison to Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion.“IHOb” is the best rebranding since “Snoop Lion”— JonTron (@JonTronShow) June 11, 2018One scorned pancake fan posted a disgruntled vlog while another wrote, “Slap me across the face if you ever actually hear me say ‘IHOb’ out loud.”slap me across the face if you ever actually hear me say "iHoB" out loud— nathan zed (@NathanZed) June 11, 2018Before you freak out and jump on the #RIPancakes train, IHOP — as the official website is still named — will continue serving pancakes and trademark breakfast foods, remaining consistent with the first restaurant opened in 1958 in Burbank, California. The profound moniker change was simply a marketing ploy to celebrate the debut of IHOP/IHOb’s new Ultimate Steakburgers, a lineup of seven all-natural burgers made of 100-percent USDA Choice Black Angus ground beef.IHOb steakburgers will be “smashed on the grill to sear in the juices and flavor before being topped with premium ingredients and sandwiched between a buttered and grilled Brioche bun,” says a press release for the restaurant chain.Burgers have taken over — or, at least, they will begin to make up a larger part of IHOP’s business. This makes sense considering breakfast is only one meal of the day.“To show the brand is as serious about burgers as it is about its world-famous pancakes, a flagship IHOb restaurant in Hollyburgerwood, California, has also been completely re-burgered and will play host to the VIB launch party the evening of June 11,” says the release.Those of us not in Los Angeles will be able to get in on “burgermania at IHOB,” by checking out the new Ultimate Steakburgers at locations nationwide. For a limited time, these burgers will come with unlimited fries.Perhaps this name change is all our fault. Indeed, we have done a poor job at remembering IHOP offered more breakfast. Now the diner has taken drastic action, much like a teenager who pierces his nose to remind his parents he’s more than a kid.We hear you loud and clear, IHOb. So long as you don’t get rid of free pancake day and the tray of flavored pancake syrups, we’ll accept the new you with open mouths. At least until you change your name back IHOP. Burger King Rolls Out Impossible Whopper Nationwide Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara An American Classic: How to Grill Burgers The Right Way Every Time The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets last_img read more

Teachers in Montréal wearing headdresses to greet children Yes

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsParents got a surprise when they dropped their children off for the first day of classes at an elementary school in Montréal.Teachers waiting at the gates wearing headdresses.Could this be a teaching moment for teachers and the school board?tfennario@aptn.ca@last_img

The Imperial Delhi stresses importance of hand hygiene

first_imgThe Imperial New Delhi joined hands with Hotel Association of India (HAI) to observe the 6th HAI Hand Hygiene Day by creating awareness amongst both associates and guests about the importance of hand hygiene.This year, the overarching theme for World Hand Hygiene Day by W.H.O was “Clean care for all – it’s in your hands”, focusing on the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) which includes access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. Hand hygiene is critical to achieve UHC as it has a direct impact on the quality of care and patient safety across all levels of the health system. Also Read – The Puja carnivalIncorporating the same message, The Imperial conducted various activities to inculcate greater responsibility towards hand hygiene by engaging associates and creating substantial awareness about the issue. Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Wanchoo -Sr Executive VP and GM, The Imperial New Delhi said, “Hand hygiene is vital to a healthy lifestyle which is why we at The Imperial strive to maintain best practices and my aim is to promote initiatives like these so they reach the grass root level. When we are operating in the service industry it becomes our prerogative to prioritise health in every way which is why the message of clean hands as the foundation of a healthy system is reiterated every year in the hotel. Like last year, this year too, we had organised focused activities to emphasise on keeping hand hygiene at all times and shall continue to do so in near future to make our country aware, safe and healthy”. HAI intends to create awareness among the local communities, schools, orphanages, public institutions, guests, visitors and employees of hotels and the people who handle food by including them in a series of activities under the program. It aims to spread the importance of washing hands with soap and water or using a hand sanitiser as the simplest and most cost-effective way of promoting community health and well-being.last_img read more

Greenpeace says Resolute Forests defamation lawsuit is an attempt to silence critics

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Greepeace has filed court documents saying a lawsuit against it is an attempt to silence its criticism of a forestry company’s harvesting practices.[np_storybar title=”How Greenpeace landed itself in serious legal trouble with its campaign against a forestry company” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/07/16/greenpeace-resolute/”%5DTerence Corcoran: Interfering with economic relations is a far more serious bit of wrongdoing under Canadian tort law. Greenpeace lost its first attempt to get the economic relations part of the case removed, claiming there was lack of evidence in Resolute Forest’s claims. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]“Greenpeace states that the Plaintiffs’ claims for defamation and interference with economic relations, have no merit and in fact are being made to harass, intimidate and silence Greenpeace,” the environmental group said in a statement of defence filed Thursday.The papers were filed in response to a defamation suit brought against it last year by Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products.Resolute brought the case in 2013 after Greenpeace accused it of building roads and cutting trees in regions of Quebec it had promised it would stay out of under the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, an agreement on forest preservation and harvesting signed by environmental groups and Canada’s main forestry companies.Greenpeace later retracted allegations it had made about road-building, but Resolute accuses the group of repeating those charges nonetheless.Resolute also accuses Greenpeace of falsely claiming it had mishandled workers’ pensions, and that the group mischaracterized the amount of recycled fibre in Resolute products.Those claims were circulated to Resolute’s customers and at its annual general meeting. The company alleges they hurt its reputation and cost it a coveted eco-friendly certification.The full scope of the damage is not yet known by Resolute“The full scope of the damage is not yet known by Resolute,” says the statement of claim, which was also laid against two individual Greenpeace members. The lawsuit asks for $7 million in damages.Resolute has also filed a similar lawsuit against an environmental auditing firm claiming its draft report helped lead to the company losing its Forest Stewardship Council approved status. The company claims the two auditors made errors and were biased against it.The report has not been released, pending the lawsuit. Resolute is requesting a new audit be conducted.“The lawsuits against Greenpeace and Rainforest Alliance meet the classic profile of a SLAPP suit (strategic lawsuit against public participation) because they have been brought to silence criticism of the company’s conduct,” said the Greenpeace documents.Greenpeace accused Resolute of filing the lawsuit in Ontario instead of their Quebec headquarters because that province has legislation against such litigation. Greenpeace says Resolute has lobbied heavily against introducing such a law in Ontario.It denies Resolute’s claims that it sought to damage the company and calls its statements fair comment.“Greenpeace’s objective has never been to cause harm to Resolute Forest Products, but rather to promote an explicit vision for the future of the boreal forest which includes Resolute Forest Products and other forest companies playing an important role as part of a diversified forest economy,” says its statement. — By Bob Weber in Edmonton read more

MIT grad chooses Brock for big data experience

Brock’s Goodman School of Business is like a second home for Lola Abduvaitova’s family.The MSc student is the latest in her line of siblings to attend the Goodman School for a graduate program.Two of her siblings, Abdu (MBA ’09) and Mia (MBA ’16) hold Goodman MBA degrees and work at a major Canadian bank in the area of data and analytics. A third sibling, Adkham, is currently working on his MBA degree here, as well.Lola graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this year with an undergraduate degree in mathematics.Originally from Uzbekistan, she made her way to MIT to follow in the footsteps of her father, a mathematics professor who “is a big inspiration for all of us,” she said.Her goal to become a professor was a natural choice, and research is something she has been focused on for a long time.“My passion for research began in high school. I worked on an independent math project and presented my project at a university research conference and they published my abstract in the conference journal, making me even more interested in research,” she said.Her career goal led her to Goodman’s Master of Science in Management (MSc) program, where she is looking forward to applying her math and computer programming knowledge.“I learned how heavily research focused the MSc program is. After I finish this program, it’s going to give me a lot of opportunities to continue my research and teaching, and get into a PhD program to continue my pathway in this profession,” she said.As for which field of academia she will pursue, she sees good research opportunities in data science.“In my junior year of college, I noticed that companies are putting a lot of emphasis on data science and looking at it as a tool to solve some of the most challenging problems they are facing. This field is developing really fast and there’s a lot of attraction both from academia and industry in it,” she said.Part of her decision to attend Goodman was the new Centre for Business Analytics, which started operation this month.“I was very pleased to hear that it is now open and I hope I’ll take advantage of it while I’m here,” she said.Although she’s only been at Brock for a month and a half, she says she already feels at home and says, “I love the campus and its location. It’s very beautiful here.” read more

Stan Drayton leaves Ohio State for Chicago Bears

I will forever love my young men and the effort they display everyday. And I love The Ohio State University. Go Bucks!— Stan Drayton (@OSUcoachDrayton) February 5, 2015 The Cleveland native coached each of the first two 1,000-yard running backs under OSU coach Urban Meyer. Former Buckeye Carlos Hyde gained 1,521 yards and scored 15 touchdowns on the ground under Drayton in 2013, while sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott racked up 1,878 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns this season.Drayton also helped secure the commitment of four-star running back Mike Weber from Detroit’s Cass Tech High School. Weber signed his letter of intent to play for the Buckeyes on Wednesday, when Drayton said he and Meyer were on the phone recruiting Weber past midnight the night before.I’m hurt as hell I ain’t gone lie— Mike Weber (@mikeweber25) February 5, 2015The news of Drayton’s departure was first reported Thursday by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, while Eleven Warriors reported that Drayton interviewed with the Bears Thursday morning. Running backs coach Stan Drayton speaks with the media on Feb. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorOhio State running backs coach Stan Drayton is heading to the Chicago Bears, the NFL franchise announced Thursday.The Bears said Drayton will have the same title as he did with the Buckeyes.Drayton spent the past four seasons with OSU, capped by the team’s run to the College Football Playoff National Championship this year. He’s the second offensive assistant to leave the Buckeyes this offseason, after former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman accepted the head coaching position at Houston.I learned a valuable lesson from this Championship team =Be thankful for opportunity. Embrace it. Attack it with intentions of seizing it.— Stan Drayton (@OSUcoachDrayton) February 5, 2015 read more

BBC decorated canteen with huge Bake Off images before it lost show

first_imgWe literally JUST redecorated the canteen at the BBC 😒 #GBBO pic.twitter.com/sWWP3EKWzE— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) September 12, 2016 You beat me to it @juliamacfarlane! A decorating disaster. Could there be a programme in that? The Great British Paint Off?— ritula shah (@ritula) September 12, 2016 It is enough to leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Hours after the BBC lost the rights to its most successful show, The Great British Bake Off, the corporation revealed it had only  just redecorated the canteen with images promoting the programme.According to one BBC employee, large images of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, the baking show’s judges, had only just been put up on the walls of the staff canteen.BBC producer and reporter Julia Macfarlane tweeted: “We literally JUST redecorated the canteen at the BBC” with an unimpressed emoji.Accompanying the tweet is an image of the large pictures in the canteen. Berry is quoted saying: “The terror of a soggy bottom has been keeping me up all night.”Hollywood is illustrated with another quote from the show: “Keep your biscuits erect, you’ve got four hours to do so.” A BBC spokesman told The Telegraph: “We have pictures of many much-loved BBC stars in our buildings.”Channel 4 poached the show from the BBC after the corporation refused to pay £25 million a year to hold on to it.The company behind the baking show, Love Productions, announced on Monday afternoon that it would withdraw the programme from the BBC at the end of the current series, having failed to seal a new deal after “more than a year of exhaustive negotiations”.Channel 4 then announced it had a three-year deal with the production company, and will be broadcasting the show after the current series. Ritula Shah, another BBC member of staff, joked they could begin a “Great British Paint Off”. 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. It is unclear whether the BBC will keep the decorations up, or whether they will have to re-decorate the canteen after the show is moved to Channel 4.Ms Macfarlane suggested the company “may have to wallpaper over it”. @ritula They’re going to have to wallpaper over it surely. How awkward!— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) September 12, 2016 Love is understood to have rejected bigger offers from both Netflix and ITV.However, the BBC’s canteen images may remain relevant – as it is unclear whether the presenters of the BBC show will move to Channel 4.Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, as well as hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, have all previously expressed a desire to stay with the BBC.Perkins used her Twitter profile to share a BBC statement in which the corporation said that Bake Off was a “quintessentially BBC programme”.last_img read more

Spitiko on fire

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The fire brigade was called just before 3pm as South Melbourne residents saw flames coming out of Spitiko restaurant.The fire burning out of control led to a smoke warning at 4pm from Melbourne Fire Brigade asking people to stay away from Park and Perrins streets.“There’s a significant amount of smoke coming from the building, we will be issuing a smoke warning and asking people to avoid the area,” an MFB spokeswoman said. “There is currently no threat to the community, but you should continue to stay informed and monitor conditions.”Six fire trucks were called on the scene while Emergency Services may remain in the area for the next few hours.“Flames were coming out of the chimney on top of the building straight away, it took over pretty quick,” a witness named Jeff told 3AW.last_img read more

Dyche says Burnley will battle to avoid relegation

first_imgA year after competing in European football, English Premier League club Burnley might get demoted to the Championship.Last season, Burnley was competing in the UEFA Europa League.And this season, the team is battling to avoid relegation from the English Premier League to the Championship.“We are fortunate in the sense other than the last season, which was clearly a strong season, the other seasons we have always been in and around it and searching for wins to make sure we got points on the board,” Sean Dyche told Sky Sports.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“It is not new territory. [We have] had a lot of different demands this season. I think we have come through that somewhat.”“[But] there are no guarantees. I mentioned that last week so the next one doesn’t owe you anything,” he added.“We are going down to a decent Watford side. They have had ups and downs in their season so far themselves but they are a good outfit.”“They have potential going forwards and they can open up a game. They have been pretty defensively strong other than the ups and downs that a lot of Premier League teams have so we certainly have got to be right on our performance there,” he commented.last_img read more

Weather Eye Enjoy the reality memories of rainy days as this too

first_imgI guess I was in one of those somber moods Saturday afternoon while preparing to write my column. Sitting at my desk I looked out the window at the gloomy gray skies and rain. My mind full of plot lines of my current novel in progress, tasks to do and other trite things.My mind came back to the present, thanks to all kinds of living things on the other side of my slightly opened, rain-spattered window. Then, thoughts of childhood and a young tow-haired boy with a bright yellow raincoat and rubber boots wading in every puddle that came his way danced in front of me. I chuckled with memories of rainy days. The world was alive and well, in my mind and out the window.Remember: After the gray skies and rain, clearing skies will follow. The sun will shine. Reflect and enjoy the moment.Before we end let’s review February rainfall, as promised, from friends and neighbors: I had 6.95 inches here in Salmon Creek; Claudia Chiasson, Carson, 14.34 inches; Tyler Mode, Battle Ground, 5.80 inches; Judy Darke, Felida, 5.51 inches; Bob Starr, Cougar, 16.98 inches; Robin Ruzek, Lakeshore, 5.69 inches; Pete Conrad near Tukes Mountain, 5.98 inches; Dave Campbell, 1 mile west of Heisson, 6.38 inches; Phil Delany, above Dole Valley, 13.20 inches; Tyler Mode from his Minnehaha station, 5.50 inches; Merle Moore, Yacolt, 9.72 inches; Murphy Dennis, Rawson Road near Clark Rifles, 9.72 inches; Larry Lebsack, Barberton, 6.19 inches; Chuck Houghten, Hockinson Heights, 9.09 inches; Ellen Smart, Ridgefield, 5.80 inches; Irv St. Germain, Prune Hill, 5.48 inches; Matt Sloan, Heights/South Cliff neighborhood, 6.27 inches; Merle Moore, Yacolt, 10.08 inches; and Jim Knoll, Five Corners, 6.02 inches.last_img read more

Multiple dog food brands recalled due to potentially dangerous levels of vitamin

first_img(WSVN) – A popular dog food production company is voluntarily recalling multiple products due to the potential for too much vitamin D that could lead to kidney failure.Sunshine Mills’ recall covers brands including Evolve Puppy, Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy, and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Dogs ingesting elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.Photo: FDABags affected have a best buy date code of Nov. 1, 2018, through Nov. 8, 2019. The best buy code can be located on the back of each bag.The products were distributed in retail stores within the United States, as well as some export distributors in Japan, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Israel, Canada, and South Korea.Consumers are urged to stop feeding the foods to their dogs immediately and throw it away or return it for a full refund.The recalled products include all of the following: 14 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00862-028 LB Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00863-740 LB Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-70155-10566-040 LB Sportsman’s Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-70155-10564-03.5 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00873-616 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-73657-00874-330 LB Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag UPC 0-73657-00875-0____Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Paytm plans to hire 3000 people for its payments bank business

first_imgIn a bid to strengthen the senior management and workforce of its company, mobile payment platform Paytm will hire around 3,000 people for its payments bank. The company has a starting budget of Rs 400 crore.It has already hired ex-Airtel executive Saurabh Sharma as vice-president to handle merchant and agent acquisitions for the payment bank business, The Economic Times said. The company is hoping to start its new business’ operations from April 2016.The payment provider company also hired Dhruv Dhanraj Bahl from Bain & Company to join it as assistant vice-president to head the branch design team and their rollout across India. To handle its business operations, it has reportedly hired KPMG’s Neha Gupta, who is expected to join the company as deputy general manager in a few weeks.”We have shortlisted people for the CEO position and hopefully we should be able to communicate it when the RBI gives us a go ahead. The appointments to the payments bank’s senior leadership are nearly complete. We have decided to put the budget for the payments bank at Rs 400 crore for two years,” Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma told the publication.According to reports, about 20-25 executives have been hired to begin the payments bank’s operations, but the company is on the lookout for candidates to fill the finance, treasury and risk teams. It aims to generate Rs 10,000 crore in deposits in a period of three years.The company’s CEO on Friday announced that the customers at Indian Oil petrol pumps could start paying for fuel using the mobile wallet service. The move is aimed at making payments cashless at petrol pumps, NDTV reported.last_img read more

Housewife dies in Bansdroni parents allege torture by inlaws

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a housewife at Bansdroni in the southern fringes of the city, who died after she complained of illness and was taken to Bijoygarh Hospital by her in-laws on Thursday night. The deceased Payel Chakraborty (32), a resident of Shyamnagar in North 24-Parganas, was married to Mriganka Roy in January 2017. The deceased’s father Swapan Chakraborty alleged that his daughter was subjected to physical and mental torture at her in-laws’ house after a few months of her marriage. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHer husband, brother-in-law and mother-in-law used to torture her, according to Chakraborty who had lodged a complaint with Bansdroni police station, alleging that her daughter has been murdered.”My daughter had video called me at around 8.30 pm at night. She was absolutely fine. An hour later, my son-in-law called me up, informing that my daughter had fallen sick and had been admitted at Bijoygarh Hospital. As we were preparing to go there, he again called up and told me that Payel has expired. She was tortured and that ultimately resulted in her death,” the deceased’s mother Balaka Chakraborty alleged. Payel had told her mother that she would come on the occasion of Jamai Sasthi, which is scheduled in a week’s time and had told her to purchase a dress for her husband. The police have detained Payel’s husband on the basis of the complaint, but her brother-in-law Mridul Roy is absconding. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPayel was married to Mriganka Roy in January 2017, after contact was established through a matrimonial site. After they were introduced through the site, they had met each other on more than one occasion and both had consented to the marriage. The deceased’s husband is a teacher at an English medium school in New Town.”We are investigating the matter on the basis of a complaint lodged by the deceased’s father. We are talking to some of the neighbours and other members of the deceased’s in-laws for the sake of probe,” a senior officer of Bansdroni police station said.last_img read more