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Heads roll in JD(U) over U.P. decision

December 3, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgThe ruling Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday removed Satish Kumar as vice-president of its Bihar unit for “anti-party activities”. Mr. Satish Kumar had criticised some senior leaders for convincing JD(U) president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to withdraw from contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. “Satish Kumar has been removed from the post of JD(U) State vice-president,” party chief spokesman and MLC Sanjay Singh said. He said Sanjay Mandal was removed as State organisational secretary for the similar reason.Mr. Satish Kumar, a former MLA from Nalanda, was close to Mr. Nitish Kumar. He was credited with organising the ‘Chetna’ rally, the biggest ever by the Kurmi community, in Bihar in 1994. After the rally, Mr. Nitish Kumar was projected as a Kurmi leader, and he parted ways with Lalu Prasad. Mr. Satish Kumar was put in charge of the party in UP after the JD(U) decided to contest the Assembly polls.. Mr. Nitish Kumar addressed over six public meetings in UP. All of a sudden, the party withdrew from the contest.last_img read more

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Narendra Modi can’t leave aside his PR even for five minutes: Rahul

December 3, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he can’t leave aside his public relations exercise even for five minutes.The Congress chief was addressing a public rally in Dhule district of north Maharashtra.“Our prime minister tells the media that India is united after the Pulwama terror attacks, but immediately targets Congress,” Mr. Gandhi said.“India’s prime minister can’t leave aside his public relations [exercise] even for five minutes. That is the difference between him and us,” Mr. Gandhi said.The Congress leader accused Mr. Modi of misusing solemn occasions to target the Congress.“He [Modi] does the same [engage in PR exercise] at the war memorial opening,” Mr. Gandhi said, referring to Mr. Modi opening an all-out attack on the Congress during the opening ceremony of the National War Memorial in Delhi recently.Mr. Gandhi also ridicules Anil Ambani on the Rafale aircraft deal, saying the industrialist can’t even make a paper plane.Slamming Mr. Modi over the Rafale deal, Mr. Gandhi said under the Chowkidar’s watch, Rs 30,000 crore went into Anil Ambani’s pockets.last_img read more

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New Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

December 3, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgThe animal that kills the most humans worldwide isn’t the shark, lion, or grizzly bear: It’s the mosquito. In 2012, about 200 million people developed malaria after being bitten by the insect; some 600,000 died, 90% of them in Africa and most of them children under 5. The slippery parasite that causes the disease has long defied efforts to develop a vaccine. But a study of malaria-resistant children in Tanzania has turned up an antibody that helps stop the infection in its tracks. Based on this antibody’s actions, scientists have developed a preliminary vaccine that shows promise in mice.The parasite that causes malaria is a single-celled organism called Plasmodium. It might as well have been designed by a diabolical mad scientist, says Jonathan Kurtis, an immunologist at Brown University and senior author of the new study. When an infected female mosquito bites a human, the microbe enters the victim’s bloodstream and makes for the liver, where it multiplies by the tens of thousands. From the liver it goes back into the bloodstream, infecting and multiplying inside red blood cells. Eventually it bursts out again, in a form called a schizont — infecting more blood cells and re-entering the bloodstream to infect the next hungry mosquito, in whose body it goes through a cycle even more complex. The bursting-out stage, which occurs about every 24 hours, produces the fever, chills, and aches that make the patient so miserable. “It’s like the worst flu you’ve ever had,” Kurtis says.Because different proteins are produced in each stage of the microbe’s cycle, Plasmodium presents a shifting target for potential vaccines. So far, the most promising candidate is one dubbed RTS,S. In a phase III clinical trial reported in late 2012, this vaccine, which works by reducing the amount of infected liver cells, led to a 50% decrease in the number of severe symptoms and blood levels of the parasite in children aged 5 months to 17 months.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)But even in malaria-stricken areas, some people have only mild symptoms or none at all, and they may show only minimal levels of the parasite in blood samples. To find out why, Kurtis and colleagues compared the blood of people who are resistant to those who aren’t. With colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Washington, the team examined a group of children in Tanzania who had been studied since shortly before their birth. First researchers took blood samples of 23 2-year-old children (the age at which resistance to malaria typically develops); 12 were resistant to the disease, as evidenced by the small number of parasites in their blood. To see whether these 12 had unique, protective antibodies, the team checked the blood plasma—the clear, antibody-containing fluid from all children—against a set of Plasmodium genes known to be turned on when the parasite infects the blood.Of the proteins produced by about 3 million possible genes, antibodies in the symptom-free children’s blood latched on to just three, the team reports online today in Science. One gene produces a protein known to help the parasite infect red blood cells and is already under study as a target for a vaccine. Another, previously unknown gene—when the investigators worked out its protein’s structure and studied it in tissue culture—proved to do just the opposite: The protein helped the schizont leave the infected blood cell.”At first, this didn’t make sense. We checked the results three times,” Kurtis says. Apparently, antibodies to this protein protected against malaria by trapping the schizont inside the red blood cell — not by preventing it from infecting new ones. The researchers checked the larger group of study participants. Of about 450 children, about 6% had antibodies to the protein; none of these children developed severe malaria (defined as difficulty breathing, convulsions, high fever, low blood sugar, or severe anemia). When the researchers checked blood samples drawn from a group of teenagers in an unrelated study in Kenya, they found that blood containing the antibody had only about half as many parasites as did samples without it.Finally, Kurtis and colleagues used the antibody to develop a vaccine candidate that they gave to mice infected with a particularly lethal form of malaria. The vaccinated animals lived almost twice as long, and, in one trial, had about one-fourth as many parasites as untreated mice. Kurtis says a vaccine that exploits the antibody’s ability to imprison Plasmodium within blood cells would have more time to work with than one that tries to block reinfection. “The parasite infects a new cell within about 15 seconds, so a vaccine to prevent that action would have to work immediately,” he says. Infected blood cells are removed by the immune system, he explains.”It’s a very elegant approach,” says David Lanar, a parasitologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. After the few seconds that Plasmodium takes to invade a previously uninfected red blood cell, it’s hidden from any antibody, he explains. When the new cell is infected, however, the membrane becomes leaky for several hours before the schizonts burst out again, giving larger molecules like an antibody or vaccine a chance to get in. A vaccine that keeps the schizonts trapped would shift the timeline in the patient’s favor, he says.A vaccine based on this approach would need to work in tandem with others aimed at different parts of the cycle, Kurtis cautions. The strategy wouldn’t eliminate the parasite, only reduce it to levels that can ease the symptoms, he explains.”At this stage of the game, that’s a good thing,” Lanar says. No treatment breaks the cycle of infection between humans and mosquitos, he says. The next best thing is to reduce the number of clinical symptoms. “The number of parasites in your blood determines how sick you will be.” A vaccine would be especially effective in people who have never been exposed to the disease before, or who lost their childhood immunity by leaving malaria-stricken areas, Lanar says, because these groups are more vulnerable to very severe forms of the illness than those who are partially immune. As a next step, Kurtis’s group is conducting a study of the vaccine in nonhuman primates. If it’s successful, the team will begin clinical trials in humans.*Update, 23 May, 12:12 p.m.: This article has been updated to clarify that as the red blood cell membrane grows leaky to allow the schizonts to escape, it provides an opportunity for treatments to enter.*Correction, 27 May, 4:57 p.m.: An earlier version of the caption for this article inaccurately described the image. The malaria parasite takes up almost the whole red blood cell; the dark, rodlike shapes are bits of hemoglobin that it has digested.last_img read more

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Love Job Hunting?

December 2, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgBought out, fired, let go, laid off, relocated, transferred, leaving for personal reasons, shown pink slip, given poor performance evaluation, bullied into quitting, offered an opportunity to leave – doesn’t matter anymore. Bottom line is, there is no job for you. Look somewhere else.Now what? Perhaps you have the cushion of a severance package, a term with an outplacement agency or meager unemployment insurance. Perhaps not. But you have to face family responsibilities, financial obligations and uncertainty in your job search. You often look back and wonder, “But why me?” You answer it internally with some anger, some remorse, some guilt, some shame, and, to be honest, surprisingly, some feeling of liberation as well. A few days after getting laid off, I came across an inspiring article by actor/comedian Ranjit Sourie on improvisation techniques. One of them is “Yes … and,” which involves accepting the situation “as is” offered to you – the “Yes” part – and build on it something new, giving a different direction, which is the “and” part. So with that mindset, I began my job search.A job search brings a lot of uncertainty. But it is a phase that will eventually end, leading to perhaps something better, if managed intelligently. My friend Gina related job searching to finding a parking spot in a lot you have been circling for a while. You just have to wait. Many times, right near the entrance a car parked long enough drives out, leaving the most comfortable spot just for you, which perhaps you may not even have imagined for yourself; you realize it was worth the wait.At one point, I wept bitterly and my yoga master said, “Whatever happened is an arrangement of a higher power, there is a plan for you, just do what you are supposed to be doing and make sure you do your best.” It’s also a phase to “let go” of your emotional attachments to joys and sorrows, disappointments and familiarities of your past to make room for unknown experiences ahead of you. He said, “Close your eyes and meditate upon the light down the tunnel, there is a beautiful scenery lying ahead.”Think of it as a phase to strengthen spiritual connections, clear mental blockages, revitalize the mind, body and spirits and give back some of ourselves to some noble cause and some higher good for a more satisfying life. To take risks that brings out the entrepreneurial spirit within you. To learn new skills, catch up with friends and family, network with other professionals, develop new hobbies, travel and explore life from varied angels. To pay attention to your secondary passions, lying latent, smoldering quietly within you as you slogged away at work.Such was the case with a friend, Ruby, who after 20 years as an administrative assistant in a biotech firm lost her job following a merger. Instead of taking a transfer to another department, she accepted her severance package and pursued an undergraduate degree in her 50s. She was inspired by her granddaughters to write a children’s book, which was published by a renowned U.S. publisher in America and now graces Barnes & Nobel bookshelves.Despite the rejections therefore, this phase can be exciting, rich and fulfilling. “Every time you face a rejection, say, ‘Thank You, You’ve directed me to something better,’” says Bob, the famous 80-year-old Berkeley beggar, who is homeless, hunchbacked with a white beard and shaking limbs. He loves books on philosophy, often spots souls in distress on Shattuck Avenue and dispenses freelance advice in exchange for spare change.The day I left my last place of work, a coworker stopped by to wish me well. I expressed my apprehension about life without work after nine years of dedicated service. His response, “Looking for work is also work.”From my career management sessions with an outplacement agency my former employer placed me with, I have learnt that this phase is not just about looking for work as a source of a paycheck, but also an opportunity for transformation, transition, reassessment, reevaluation and reinvention, both in career and in life. True, it’s easier said than done. But consider a job search as a project, which needs strategic planning, patience, persistence and continuous productivity. It begins with asking several questions: who you are, what you want to do, where you want to go, what are you looking for, why do you want what you are targeting, what would happen in case you don’t get what you want, how you will achieve your goals, what skills you possess, what needs to be developed, why is it so important, who can help you, what is the time frame, what is your budget, what are your accomplishments, where do you see yourself in the future, is there a backup plan, would a temporary engagement do, salary expectations, what to negotiate and how, why did you leave, what do you wish to see in your future employer, any career alternatives, any transferable skills, what are your target markets, what culture, size and values are important to you, what are your strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats, who would give strong referrals, what search engines and firms to use, how to reach out to recruiters and contact hiring managers, what to mention in the cover letters and query emails, how to network and approach an insider, etc., etc. This is the “Yes” part of improvisation, which begins with accepting yourself as an entity that can be marketed again.The “and” part starts with personal branding. Practice speaking out loud before a mirror or a friend your positioning statements, your career objectives, your exit statements, your core competencies, your accomplishment stories, your personal characteristics, your responsibilities. You need more than just a well structured resume, which besides your achievements should also highlight specific situations, obstacles encountered, actions taken and outcomes. The reflection of your personality in the first phone screen, the non verbal communication during the interview and the follow up after the meeting also count. A business card, well crafted email signature, an online presence through a professional website, which allows you to add details of your professional and academic accomplishments, contribute to your personal branding.As they say, 20 percent of the jobs you secured are by responding to advertised positions, while 80 percent are obtained by networking. Once you have refurbished and refined your brand, launch yourself out there. There are employers waiting for that perfect product like you, with all the core competencies, compatibility and chemistry for the compensation they are willing to offer. Post and update your resumes online at sites of interest, respond to openings, but just don’t wait for someone to call you. With the volume of applications online, trust me, it’s all random luck.Make sure you seek opportunities for face to face interactions with potential employers and hiring managers by making yourself visible. Take a course related to your professional development, attend job fairs, industry events, networking meetings, workshops, trade shows, seminars, social gatherings, lunch with colleagues who could introduce you, phone calls to hiring managers and recruiters, anything to help build connections. One of the best and most professional ways of seeking contacts is via, which is an online paradise for making professional connections.Frustrating as it may get, writing a daily log of productivity, having a regular schedule of activities and a To Do list with priorities highlighted helps maintain structure in life. Exercise and enjoy something daily. Learn and laugh a little everyday. Show your love to those you care. Say your prayers, if you will. Write down three blessings before going to bed each night. Reward yourself for small and big things.Try to catch the rainbows. Count the glittering stars. Bask in the warmth of the sunshine. Go eat breakfast in the coffee shop across a busy street. Take walks admiring sunsets and sunrises and moonlit nights. Observe a bird, a bee and a baby. Feel the drizzling rains and falling snow. Dream some more. Dance as if no one is watching. Sing out loud.For tomorrow, if your job search succeeds, this is what you could be missing….  Related Itemslast_img read more

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Baljit needs to come to terms with rejection

November 28, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgOne of the most difficult things for a sportsperson to deal with is an injury. As Zaheer Khan walked off the ground at Lord’s in the first Test on Thursday, it was agony for cricket fans.A day later, watching skipper MS Dhoni bowl and Rahul Dravid keep wickets, what stood out was the desperation on part of the Indian skipper.Indian hockey team’s goalie Baljit Singh lost sight after a golf ball hit one of his eyes during practice. He recovered vision, but not enough to play for India.While it may be too early to read much into this in the four- Test series against England, the recall and rejection of hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh was an episode which could easily have been avoided.When Baljit was hit in the eye two years ago at the national camp in Pune while testing his reflexes with a golf ball, it was big news.He almost went blind in that eye and was then treated in India and in the United States. He got his vision back, played domestic hockey and hopes were raised that he would be back in the India squad.And even as the sports ministry was trying to broker a peace deal between Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation, trials for the national team were on in Bangalore.A day before the actual trial was to begin, India’s Australian coach Michael Nobbs decided in all his wisdom to get Baljit’e vision tested.Much to the chagrin and devastation of the goalkeeper, Nobbs told him his peripheral vision was poor and he could forget playing for India again.advertisementBaljit held a press conference in Bangalore and lambasted the new coach as he felt injustice had been done to him. For the reporters, it made great copy as an emotional player attempting a national comeback had been ruled out purely on medical grounds.This is the baptism by fire which Nobbs would have never expected as he attempts putting Indian hockey back on the rails after the disaster at the Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia.My heart goes out to Baljit as to be told that your vision is not a 100 per cent is distressing. Perhaps, had Baljit lived abroad, he may have been counselled better. But this is India, where despite huge medical advancement sportspersons still prefer to travel abroad for treatment.I would like to explain what exactly loss of peripheral vision means as I have interacted myself with eye specialists.While Baljit may have no problem at all spotting the hockey ball when it comes flying towards him straight on, he would not know what loss of peripheral vision is.It is about how well one is able to see from the corners of the eyes. For checking how good a person’s peripheral vision is, there are enough techniques now available, with the Humphreys’ field test used most commonly.It is unnerving for anyone to undergo that test for the first time, as a doctor checks the peripheral vision with the help of a machine.In the case of Baljit, in the first place, he is indeed lucky he got his vision back and can lead a normal life.As one who has devoted him- self to Indian hockey, it is hard to accept he may never get to play for India again. Then again, after such a major eye injury, for Baljit to make a comeback is indeed a brave effort.My advice to Baljit is not to take this to heart and lambast the coach but see how he can still help Indian hockey. He was apparently offered an advisory position as goalkeeping coach.This is not the first instance where an Indian sportsperson has suffered because of a serious injury. Rewind to the days of Nari Contractor and you will get to know how the left- handed opener was lucky to survive after he was struck on the back of his head by West Indian Charlie Griffith’s bouncer.Contractor made a miraculous recovery after being in coma for almost a week but never got to play for India again.Even in interviews a couple of years ago, the Mumbaikar lamented how he did not get to play even one Test after that incident.Yet, when one talks of injuries and handicaps and how Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi still led India superbly despite losing an eye in a car accident in England, it’s an unbelievable story.Pataudi has told people that when he was fielding, he actually could see two cricket balls. How he went for the right red ball and fielded with such aplomb is well known to every fan.advertisementThere again, if Pataudi was lucky, it was quite the opposite with wicketkeeper Saba Karim.Having been struck in the eye by an Anil Kumble delivery in a freak incident, Karim knew after some months he could not play again and in 2001 retired from international as well as domestic cricket.Fitness worries and injuries can happen to any sportsperson.Sadly in Baljit’s case, nobody seems to have given him proper advice as to how risky it is being a goalkeeper.Even with perfect vision, spotting the ball which comes at such fast speeds and different angles is tricky.To not play again for India will hurt Baljit but still it’s not as bad as being unable to see with one eye.last_img read more

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Tobias Harris, Clippers overcome slow start to beat Magic

November 27, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgOrlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin, left, looks to pass under the basket ass Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Typically the lead runner on the Los Angeles Clippers’ four-quarter relay squad, Tobias Harris forced his team into a change of plans — and the adjustment worked out just fine Sunday.Harris, one of the NBA’s top first-quarter scorers, started slow but still ended up with 28 points and the Clippers overcame a sluggish opening to beat the Orlando Magic 106-96 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT The Magic, though, made one last push. Orlando pulled even at 72 with just over 10 minutes remaining on Terrance Ross’ three free throws, and the Clippers countered with a 17-2 run to take an 89-74 lead with 6:37 remaining.The start of the Clippers’ decisive run included a five-point trip, when Montrezl Harrel was fouled on a dunk, missed the free throw, and Williams made a 3-pointer.“I thought defensively we were playing well (early), but offensively we weren’t making shots,” Williams said. “But when you (are a player that scores) you can’t allow that to bother you and I think that showed. I think that tonight we had high attempts and probably had low field-goal percentages but we just continued to play and continued to show up.”After shooting 38.3-percent from the field in the first half, the Clippers went 47.8 percent in the second half to finish at 43 percent, well under their 45.7-percent mark for the season.The Magic was undone by their 34.1-percent shooting in the second half, including a 5-of-16 mark after halftime from 3-point range.“I took two guys out because they were hesitant to shoot because they missed the open ones,” Clifford said. “You got to keep shooting. But I thought our effort was good enough.”GORTAT’S NATIONAL PRIDEGortat scored eight points with 10 rebounds as the native of Poland received plenty of playing time while the Clippers celebrated Polish Heritage Day. He played a season-high 25 minutes.“I felt like a lot of guys were trying to help me today and I truly appreciate getting a few more minutes,” said Gortat, who addressed a large contingent of Polish fans estimated at 1,500 following the game. “I’m glad I was able to help the team and the most important thing was (the) win. I don’t care about my stat-line at the end.”TIP-INS Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 24 rebounds for Orlando. Aaron Gordon added 17 points, and D.J. Augistine and Evan Fournier each had 12. The Magic have lost two straight and seven of 10, and are 1-3 on a six-game trip.“I’ll be honest, without watching the film, and I’m not really like this, but we missed a bunch of wide-open shots,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “I think there were drives in the lane that we have to make to beat a team as good as they are while on the road. Our spot-up 3s, they don’t go in the basket and it made us hesitant.”Vucevic had 11 rebounds in the first quarter to help the Magic take a 28-18 lead, but they blew a double-digit first-half lead for the second consecutive game after falling at Minnesota on Friday night.“We just couldn’t make shots,” Vucevic said. “I feel like we had a good amount of good looks we just didn’t make. I thought our defense was pretty good, for the most part, we just couldn’t make enough shots. We really struggled tonight.”Orlando led 47-45 at halftime, and the Clippers took their first lead just under two minutes into the second half on Marcin Gortat’s turnaround basket. The Clippers struggled from the field in the opening quarter, shooting just 7 of 26. Orlando led by as many as 15 points before the Clippers rallied with a half-ending 21-12 run.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Harris, who entered with the fifth most first-quarter points at 286, was 0 for 6 from the field in the opening 12 minutes with zero points.“In all seriousness, I settle in and just take the pressure off myself with the missed shots and just focus on the team,” Harris said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThe Clippers trailed by 10 after one quarter, when they shot 7 of 26, and by 15 in the second quarter before wearing down the Magic from there. Los Angeles outscored the Magic by eight points in the second quarter and by 12 points in the second half.Lou Williams added 17 points, and Danilo Gallinari and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each had 13. The Clippers have won 11 consecutive games against the Magic, a streak that goes back to the 2013-14 season. Struggling Cavaliers sign G Cameron Payne to 10-day contract 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 Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Magic: Vucevic had his team-leading 26th double-double. He led the Magic in rebounds for the 30th time this season. … After the Clippers went 13 of 26 from 3-point range in a victory at Orlando in November, Orlando held Los Angeles to 9 of 31 from distance Sunday.Clippers: The last time the Clippers lost to the Magic was a 98-90 decision at Orlando on Nov. 6, 2013. … The Clippers’ rough first quarter against the Magic came after playing one of their best first quarters Friday when they outscored the Suns 38-19 in an eventual victory. … Guard Milos Teodosic was inactive for the second consecutive game because of a knee injury.UP NEXTMagic: At Sacramento on Monday night.Clippers: Host Charlotte on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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IPL 2019: A sweet moment in Hyderabad brings a smile on David Warner’s face

November 16, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgDavid Warner’s daughters led the cheer for Sunrisers Hyderabad who defeated Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets in Hyderabad on Wednesday. 2019 IPL table toppers CSK played without MS Dhoni and went down to the 2018 IPL runners-up SRH after a poor batting display.Chennai Super Kings had decided to bat after stand-in skipper Suresh Raina won the toss. As Sunrisers Hyderabad got ready to take the field, Warner’s younger daughter held up a sign which said: “Go Daddy.”Moments like these add to the beauty of #VIVOIPL #DaddyWarner #DivaWarner (@IPL) April 17, 2019Rashid Khan’s brilliant spell of 2 for 17 off 4 overs kept Chennai Super Kings to 132 for 5 and SRH chased down the targer of 133 to win their 4th match of the season.And as David Warner, the Orange Cap holder this season, started off on a brisk note, his elder daughter waived the SRH flag as wife Candice watched on from the stands.This has been an emotional return to the Indian Premier League for David Warner. Last year, Warner and Steve Smith were given one-year bans over their role in the ball-tampering scandal. Warner came back for SRH with a bang and is the leading scorer in the 2019 IPL while Smith has struggled to find his touch again.Both David Warner and Steve Smith were named in Australia’s World Cup squad which will be led by Aaron Finch.David Warner has already hit a hundred in the 2019 IPL and with Jonny Bairstow, has provided a formbidable opening partnership for Sunrisers Hyderabad.advertisementAlso Read | IPL 2019: Warner, Bairstow and Rashid script rare SRH victory over Dhoni-less CSKAlso Read | David Warner, Steve Smith back in Australia squad for 2019 World Cuplast_img read more

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PSG’s Thomas Meunier: ‘Champions League elimination would be a disaster’

November 16, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_img“Liverpool put us under intense pressure and they were better than us on the night,” says Meunier, a former centre-forward who scored PSG’s first goal at Anfield. “But we managed to come back to 2-2 despite being dominated, which was good news in the circumstances, and I think we’re going to create as much trouble for them as they did for us.”Although PSG are dominating on the domestic front, with talk in France of the club going through the season unbeaten, their Champions League form has been less convincing. After thrashing Red Star 6-1, with a Neymar hat-trick, they needed a 93rd-minute goal from Ángel Di María to secure a 2-2 home draw with Napoli after being outplayed for large parts of the encounter. The return three weeks ago brought a more positive performance from PSG, with Napoli seemingly happy at the end to hold out for a 1-1 draw. features Topics Share on Messenger The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Liverpool Share on Pinterest Facebook It has been a memorable year for Thomas Meunier. The right-back helped Belgium finish third at the World Cup – scoring the opening goal against England in the deciding match – after a domestic treble with Paris Saint-Germain. And the success keeps coming. With a new manager, Thomas Tuchel, in charge, PSG have made a record-breaking start to the French championship, Saturday’s slightly underwhelming 1-0 victory over Toulouse, thanks to a super goal from Edinson Cavani, making it 14 straight wins.But despite all these positives, Meunier knows that one bad result could seriously change his outlook. Defeat against Liverpool at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday could spell disaster for PSG and their expensively assembled team. Combined with a victory for Napoli over Red Star Belgrade, it would eliminate PSG from the Champions League and leave them struggling even to make the Europa League. Tuchel was encouraged by the way his team went about the task in that hostile environment but he knows he will be judged on what happens against Liverpool. Meunier trusts in the new manager.“He’s very smart and he’s a fine psychologist, too. He knows how to behave with each and every one of us. He has a humane approach that certain dictator-style managers don’t have. He knows who needs a handshake and who needs the hug and these little things are important. We have a lot of players in our team who don’t have much left to learn tactically, many who already played in other really big clubs, but everybody needs psychological support and encouragement. That’s what enables players to feel liberated out on the pitch and Thomas Tuchel has really grasped that.”Although no French club have gone through a league season unbeaten the exploit is not as rare as you might think in Europe. Since Arsenal’s Invincibles from the 2003-04 season the feat has twice been achieved by Porto, once by Juventus and also by Celtic in 2016‑17. Meunier believes all sources of motivation can be useful to spur on a team used to domestic success. Pinterest Reuse this content Twitter Liverpool’s Klopp backs Salah to deliver as Neymar and Mbappé return for PSG Paris Saint-Germain Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn European Super League ‘won’t happen’ says Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin Thomas Meunier celebrates giving Belgium the lead in the World Cup third place play-off against England in St Petersburg. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Share on Facebook “Some might say the Europa League would give us a real chance of winning a trophy,” says Meunier, “although that wouldn’t be so easy while you still have teams like Arsenal and Chelsea around. But let’s be honest – being knocked out of the Champions League would be catastrophic. PSG’s hegemony in the French championship is clear and now people expect more. A Champions League elimination would be a disaster.”PSG beat Toulouse without Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, who were injured last week on international duty. Tuchel said he hoped his two biggest stars would be ready for a game against Liverpool that will see PSG’s German manager again coming face to face with his compatriot Jürgen Klopp.Klopp came out on top at Anfield in September, when Liverpool won much more convincingly than the 3-2 scoreline suggests. Share via Email “There’s nothing to stop us thinking about those kind of records and I think it’s quite possible to not lose a single game in a season,” he says. “Fixing goals can help concentrate minds, too, and we certainly have the quality to aim high. What do we want? To go through the season unbeaten? To aim for the 100 points? To have the leading goalscorer, the best passer? When I was with Bruges the manager fixed us targets regularly and the players really adhered; it became a fun thing. For now, though, at PSG, the players don’t really talk about it. One thing at a time.”Tuchel has also found a way to accommodate Neymar, Mbappé, Cavani and Di María and that often means a three-man defence around Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and either Presnel Kimpembe or Thilo Kehrer, with Meunier and Juan Bernat – who scored at Napoli – employed as flying full-backs, contributing as much offensively as defensively.“Everyone has to play their part so that we have the right balance but I think three at the back is the best choice for us right now,” says Meunier, who has featured in almost every game this season in the absence of the injured Dani Alves, who played his first minutes as a substitute against Toulouse.“We have great attacking options and we have to make the most of them. Against Liverpool we’ll also have to show we can match them physically but I think we’re ready for the challenge. It’s time to show the whole world that we have the class and the charisma to make a mark on the Champions League.” Champions League Read more Share on Twitter Read morelast_img read more

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4 days agoEverton rival Man Utd for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele

October 28, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on 4 days agoEverton rival Man Utd for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton rival Man Utd for Lyon striker Moussa Dembeleby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United face fresh Premier League competition for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.United are tracking the OL star, but are now being joined by Everton in their interest.Dembele, 23, moved to Lyon in 2018 from Celtic for €22m. His contract with the French club is valid until 2023. This season, the striker has played 11 matches in all competition and scored 6 goals.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted the interest of United and Juventus in August. last_img

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Des équipes de soins de santé concertés renforcées dans louest de la

October 22, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Des équipes de soins de santé concertés renforcées dans louest de la | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgLes résidents des régions de Digby et de Shelburne auront bientôt accès à de plus grandes équipes de soins de santé concertés grâce à l’ajout de quatre nouvelles infirmières praticiennes et infirmières en milieu familial. Les nouvelles professionnelles offriront des services à plus de 2 400 patients dans les régions de Digby, Clare, Weymouth, Shelburne et Lockeport. Le gouvernement provincial offre à la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse une somme supplémentaire de 3,6 millions de dollars pour l’embauche de 13 infirmières praticiennes et neuf infirmières en milieu familial à l’échelle de la province. La combinaison des professionnelles pourrait changer selon les besoins de la communauté et le processus de recrutement. « L’ajout d’infirmières praticiennes et d’infirmières en milieu familial à une équipe offre aux patients un meilleur accès à des soins de santé plus forts, affirme Gordon Wilson, député de Clare-Digby, au nom de Leo Glavine, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être. Cette annonce signifie que des centaines de personnes supplémentaires dans l’ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse pourront recevoir les soins, les conseils et les traitements dont ils ont besoin. » « Il est encourageant de voir comment les patients et la communauté ont accueilli l’équipe de soins concertés formée au centre de services de santé de Digby, souligne Adrienne Benoit, infirmière praticienne à temps plein et l’une de quatre nouvelles professionnelles embauchées dans l’ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Je suis récemment arrivée dans la région, et il est très agréable de recevoir un accueil aussi chaleureux de la communauté. Nous avons hâte d’avoir une infirmière en milieu familial au sein de notre équipe. » Au cours des prochaines semaines, la Régie de la santé publiera une déclaration d’intérêt dans certaines collectivités, pour déterminer quels cabinets de médecine familiale sont intéressés à accueillir des infirmières praticiennes ou des infirmières en milieu familial. Une fois ce processus terminé, les nouveaux postes seront affichés. Ces professionnelles en soins infirmiers se joindront aux équipes des centres de soins concertés où elles appuieront le travail des médecins et autres praticiens. Ensemble sous un même toit, l’équipe offre des soins appropriés et de qualité supérieure au moment où les patients en ont besoin. Les infirmières praticiennes suivent une formation avancée qui les prépare à diagnostiquer et à gérer des maladies, à ordonner des analyses en laboratoire et à interpréter les résultats, ainsi qu’à prescrire des médicaments. Les infirmières en milieu familial sont des infirmières autorisées qui peuvent assurer de façon indépendante l’évaluation, la planification et la coordination des soins, faire des renvois et évaluer la réaction des patients à un traitement. On communiquera avec les patients du centre de santé de Digby lorsque les nouveaux fournisseurs de service seront en place et qu’un rendez-vous sera disponible. Les gens dans les régions de Digby et Shelburne pourront obtenir des consultations à mesure que les infirmières praticiennes et les infirmières en milieu familial seront embauchées et ajoutées à l’équipe de soins.last_img read more

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Videocon loan case ED summons Chanda Kochhar on June 10

October 20, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Videocon loan case ED summons Chanda Kochhar on June 10 | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned former ICICI bank Managing Director and CEO on June 10 in connection with the Rs 1,875 crore Videocon loan case, a official said. The senior ED official told IANS that Kochhar has been summoned to appear before the agency’s Jamnagar office in central Delhi on June 10 at 10.30 a.m. The financial probe agency had questioned yje Kochhars in the national capital last month for five times. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist The case is related to the alleged irregularities and corrupt practices in the sanction of a Rs 1,875-crore loan disbursed by ICICI Bank to the Videocon Group between 2009 and 2011. The ED alleges that while heading ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar illegally routed crores of rupees to NuPower Renewables Ltd, a company run by her husband. In March, the ED had searched the residence and office premises of Kochhars and also questioned them along with Videocon Chairman Venugopal Dhoot. Dhoot allegedly invested in NuPower Renewables Ltd through his firm Supreme Energy as quid pro quo for the loans cleared by the ICICI Bank. A large portion of the Rs 40,000 crore loan to the Videocon group remained unpaid at the end of 2017, and the bank proceeded to declare Rs 2,810 crore of this loan as non-performing asset (NPA).last_img read more

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AGCL OIL GGL ink pact to set up new CGD firm in

October 20, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on AGCL OIL GGL ink pact to set up new CGD firm in | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgGuwahati: Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL), Oil India Limited (OIL) and GAIL Gas Limited (GGL) signed an agreement on Thursday for incorporating a new company for implementation of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in five districts of Assam. The agreement was signed by AGCL’s managing director A K Sharma, OIL’s executive director (Business Development) S K Singh and GAIL CEO A K Jana in the presence of Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary. The venture is the outcome of the extension of the National Gas Grid Pipeline (Urja Ganga Project) to Assam. Patowary said that with the connection of Assam to the National Gas Grid, steady supply of natural gas shall initiate a spurt in the industrial sector, power generation sector, automotive CNG sector and domestic piped gas to households sector. The supply of piped natural gas to the industrial, commercial and domestic customers in the first phase in Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts will be a major initiative in this regard, he said.last_img read more

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No 12 Iowa women rally beat No 25 West Virginia 8481

October 2, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on No 12 Iowa women rally beat No 25 West Virginia 8481 | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

BIMINI, Bahamas — Megan Gustafson had 28 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 12 Iowa rallied from a 24-point deficit and beat No. 25 West Virginia 84-81 on Friday in the Junkanoo Jam to remain undefeated.The win marks the biggest comeback for Iowa (5-0) under coach Lisa Bluder. Iowa plays Florida State in the title game while the Mountaineers (3-1) face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.Gustafson was 12 of 17 from the field. Makenzie Meyer made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for Iowa. Tania Davis scored 15 points, including a career-high 13 free throws. Alexis Sevillian chipped in with 13 points.Kysre Gondrezick scored 22 points for West Virginia. Naomi Davenport added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Madisen Smith had 13 points and Tynice Martin and Kari Niblack added 11 points apiece.Gustafson converted a 3-point play to give Iowa its first lead of the second half, 78-77, with 49.4 seconds to play. Gustafson added another bucket and Davis made two free throws to make it a five-point lead with 38.7 seconds left. Gondrezick hit a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining.West Virginia built a 48-29 halftime lead but Iowa outscored the Mountaineers 29-12 in the fourth.The Associated Press read more

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Miami church provides hot meals to FPL workers in Miami Gardens

September 15, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Miami church provides hot meals to FPL workers in Miami Gardens | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – As the number of South Florida families and businesses without power continued to dwindle over the weekend, a house of worship made a generous gesture to those responsible for turning the lights back on.Some members of Hope Church of Christ in Miami showed their appreciation for all the men and women working around the clock to restore electricity.On Sunday, more than 100 Florida Power and Light workers in Miami Gardens were treated to a hot meal.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Psychopath kills father slices body into pieces

September 6, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Psychopath kills father slices body into pieces | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgHyderabad: In a horrendous incident, a psychopath killed his father, sliced the body and then stored parts of the body in three buckets, the police said on Sunday. According to Malkajgiri police, the incident happened at RTC Colony at Moulali. According to Moulali police, Kishan (30) killed his father Maruthi (80), a retired Railway employee. The accused is unemployed and used to harass his father for money. Also Read – Car mechanic held in Hyderabad for killing Class 10 girl in Jadcherla Advertise With Us Three days ago, he had indiscriminately stabbed his father and later cut his body into pieces and stored the pieces in three buckets. The incident came into light on Sunday when the neighbours noticed foul smell emnating from the house. The police swung into action and seized the body pieces stored in buckets. Clues team collected evidence.last_img read more

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50 hospitalised due to food poisoning in Thakurgaon

September 3, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on 50 hospitalised due to food poisoning in Thakurgaon | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgAt least 50 people of Singarol village in Pirganj upazila have been hospitalised since Tuesday evening after they fell sick due to suspected food poisoning.Pirganj upazila administration has formed a five-member probe body to investigate into the matter.On information, Upazila Nirbahi Officer AWM Raihan Shah visited the ailing people at Pirganj Health Complex and enquired about their treatment.Relatives of patients said hours after having meals at a marriage ceremony of Jahidul, son of Aminul Haque, they started falling ill with vomiting, lose motion, headache, fever since Tuesday morning.As their condition was deteriorating, they were brought to upazila health complex in the evening.Of them, 35 people got admitted to the hospital and 20 others were released after given first aid.Shamim, Wridi, who underwent treatment at the hospital, said they were feeling abdominal pain since early Tuesday. Later, they were admitted to the hospital as they were not getting well despite taking primary medicines from nearby pharmacy.Physician of the hospital Jubayer said food poisoning was a possible cause of their illness. But there’s nothing to be panicked.last_img read more

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1st Murder Charges Filed In 2015 Biker Shooting In Texas

September 2, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on 1st Murder Charges Filed In 2015 Biker Shooting In Texas | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_img Share APFILE – In this May 17, 2015, file photo, authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. A grand jury on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, returned indictments for engaging in organized criminal activity against 106 of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly shootout, the McLennan County district attorney said. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)Three members of the Bandidos motorcycle club were indicted on murder charges Wednesday stemming from a chaotic 2015 shooting that involved police and members of another biker club outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas.The indictments mark the first murder charges in the case, and more than 20 other bikers were re-indicted on new charges ranging from rioting to tampering with evidence. The lesser charges come just eight days before the statute of limitations on such crimes runs out.Police arrested nearly 200 bikers following the shooting at a Twin Peaks restaurant that left nine people dead and 20 injured. Investigators say the incident was sparked by rivalries between the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs. Waco police officers monitoring the gathering also fired on the bikers.The murder charges were filed against Jeff Battey, a local sergeant-at-arms with the Bandidos, and two other club members: Ray Allen and Glenn Walker. Their attorneys didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment Wednesday from The Associated Press.Battey, a former Marine, and Allen were seen “triangulated” over Matthew Smith, a Cossacks member who later died at the scene from gunshot wounds, according to Waco police incident reports reviewed by the AP. Ballistics evidence also suggests Walker fired his weapon.Law enforcement evidence reviewed by the AP also showed that police officers killed at least two bikers. A grand jury cleared the officers of wrongdoing.Surveillance footage showed numerous bikers running from the scene and ducking for cover after gunshots rang out. A smaller number could be seen pointing and firing weapons, slinging a chain or participating in fistfights.Law enforcement officers recovered dozens of firearms, knives and other weapons from the restaurant and adjacent parking lot. Dash-cam video showed that officers indiscriminately organized many of the weapons into piles on the pavement and in the back of a police vehicle.All of the bikers arrested following the shooting were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a felony, with the underlying offenses of homicide and aggravated assault. They were held on $1 million bonds in county jail, and Battey was among the first to bail out.But prosecutors have dropped 154 of the initial 192 cases in the last four months, saying they wanted to focus on those who were “more culpable.”Only one biker — Jake Carrizal, a locomotive driver and the president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos — has been tried. His trial ended in a hung jury and a mistrial last fall, though he was among the bikers re-indicted on Wednesday. Carrizal is now facing a new charge of rioting.The county’s district attorney, Abel Reyna, didn’t return messages seeking more details about the indictments from the AP.Reyna said in February, when announcing the first round of disposed cases, that information gleaned during Carrizal’s trial was “invaluable” in his office’s decision to narrow the focus of its investigation.last_img read more

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Is traveling in Argentina dangerous for LGBTI people

August 29, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Is traveling in Argentina dangerous for LGBTI people | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgArgentina is a dream holiday destination. Their dances are known throughout the world, their food is sublime, and it’s populated by some of the most beautiful people on the planet. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ***according to 2009 Article 2(a) of Law 26,529 (law on rights of patients in their Relation with Health Professionals and Health Institutions)CrimePhoto: Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Wikimedia CommonsDistraction theft is one of the most common crimes against tourists in Argentina, particularly in large cities. According to the UK Government, one tactic often used is the ‘mustard scam’. This is where one person pretends there is sauce on a stranger and tries to wipe it off. Meanwhile, someone else steals their property. It’s best to politely decline assistance and walk away if this happens to you.Emergency numbers:101 and 911 are for police and general emergencies107 is for immediate health and medical help, including ambulance services100 calls the fire department(011) 4346-5748 / 0800-999-5000 are numbers for the Tourist Police. You’ll need to get a police report from them for insurance, as well as getting emergency documents from your Embassy or Consulate.If you need to retrieve travel documents or would like general help, it is best to visit your embassy or consulate. In the cases of hate crime, many of them will provide judgement-free help. You can find a list of them here.Health and vaccines for ArgentinaPhoto: PixabayVaccines needed for travel to Argentina are Diphtheria; Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; Rabies; Yellow Fever, and MMR, though it is recommended you speak to your healthcare professional over 6 weeks before going.Both the Zika Virus and Dengue fever are transmittable by mosquitos, with the latter being most common in urban areas. There are no vaccines. It is recommended you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… But is it safe to travel to Argentina as an LGBTI person?As with every place, the answer varies. This guide should give you all the information you need to see whether you should travel to Argentina as a gay person.Beliefs about the LGBTI communityPhoto: Beatrice Murch, FlickrArgentina is one of the most progressive countries in South America when it comes to LGBTI rights.The 2017 ILGA Global Attitudes survey showed that 82% of people who know an LGBTI person believe their rights should be protected, and 60% of those who don’t know someone. This is above the global average.The Pride in Buenos Aires is one of the biggest in the world; a testament to how accepting Buenos Aires is.Most of the major cities are tolerant towards LGBTI people (less so in rural areas), but caution is advised. People are not particularly at threat from physical harassment, though verbal can occur. Holding hands is common for women in the country, so lesbian partners should be okay doing so. Also, as with every country, discretion is advised.Transgender people are at a threat of violence in all of South America, with the majority of the world’s murders taking place in the continent*. However, Argentina the violence rate is less than most other countries in South America.These laws protect LGBTI people in Argentina:Homosexuality is completely decriminalized. It is also legal to change your gender identity, even without surgery.Equal marriage was legalized in 2010, making it the first country in the continent to do so. This includes equal adoption.Homicides and motivated by sexual orientation assault is considered a hate crime**It is illegal for healthcare professionals to discriminate against LGBTI people****according to Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring update**according to Article 80(4) of the Penal Code.center_img The Plaza de Mayo for LGBTI Pride | Photo: Beatrice Murch, Flickr GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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Denise Donlon is shown in a handout photo THE CAN

August 10, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Denise Donlon is shown in a handout photo THE CAN | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_img Denise Donlon is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Don Dixon MANDATORY CREDIT TORONTO – Denise Donlon, the former VJ who interviewed musicians before switching gears to help foster their careers, will be honoured at this year’s Juno Awards.The producer and TV executive is the recipient of the 2018 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award handed out in March.Donlon is being recognized for her longstanding commitment to Canadian music, which has spanned many corners of the industry.She began her career as a music booker on the university touring circuit before she was hired by Much Music in 1985 as one of their VJs. As a TV personality she hosted early music programs like “Rock Flash” and influential culture series “The New Music” which were overseen by Moses Znaimer.Over the years climbed the ranks at Much Music, taking a leading role behind the scenes throughout the 1990s with several executive positions.Donlon was pivotal in promoting Much Music’s coverage of Toronto’s Pride parade with “Much Comes Out,” and created the call-in series “Too Much 4 Much,” which examined controversial music videos from artists like Marilyn Manson and Madonna.She left the broadcaster in 2000 to become the first female president of Sony Music Canada, where she supported the careers of Celine Dion, Chantal Kreviazuk and Leonard Cohen.Donlon then jumped to CBC/Radio-Canada’s English radio service as executive director and later general manager.More recently, she’s hosted the TV series “The Zoomer” alongside Conrad Black, on a TV channel owned by Znaimer.Donlon will be honoured during the Juno Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 24, while the Juno Awards will be broadcast on CBC from Vancouver’s Rogers Arena the following night.Follow @dfriend on Twitter. Former Much Music VJ, record exec Denise Donlon to receive Juno’s Walt Grealis awardcenter_img by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 25, 2018 4:22 am PDT Last Updated Jan 25, 2018 at 5:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Huge queues as Cypriots cross north over holiday

August 9, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Huge queues as Cypriots cross north over holiday | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgThousands of Greek Cypriots crossed to the north over the holiday weekend that marked the island’s 1960 independence in what Turkish Cypriot media described on Tuesday as ‘a stampede’, particularly on Monday, the official holiday when drivers were waiting on average two hours to cross.According to Bayrak, Turkish Cypriot ‘interior minister’ Ayşegül Baybars said there were as many as 14,000 crossings from north to south at the weekend, which was seven times the normal 2,000 or so.Other reports from the north said the ‘ministry of tourism’, announced that since August, crossings from the south of the island had risen almost 28 per cent and that there had been one million crossings over the past three months.Baybars said the increase had caused some logistical problems and congestion. The Turkish Cypriot side had already opened a third lane on the north side of the Ayios Dhometios checkpoint in mid-September but even this was proving to be inadequate.Baybars said there were also not enough people working the crossing and added that another 20 positions had been opened. She also said they that they were planning to expand the existing roads by using different check-in booths.She also said that although there had been suggestions that checks should stop altogether, and this had been discussed by the ‘cabinet’, it was concluded that it would be a negative move for security.Greek Cypriots have been crossing in their droves, especially at weekends, since the fall in the Turkish lira by around 70 per cent since the start of the year, packing into supermarkets and spending on petrol, cigarettes and medicines.Because Turkish Cypriots have seen their standard of living fall dramatically, they say said they need the custom and have been pressing Turkish Cypriot authorities to improve the situation at the crossings.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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