2016 NSW Junior State Cup results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 New South Wales Junior State Cup in Port Macquarie. 10’s BoysWestern Suburbs Magpies 11 defeated Bankstown Jets 410’s GirlsNorthern Beaches Renegades 5 defeated Penrith Panthers 012’s BoysPenrith Panthers 11 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 1012’s GirlsNorthern Beaches Renegades 4 defeated Parramatta 314’s BoysWestern Suburbs Magpies 5 defeated Peninsula Piranhas 014’s GirlsManly Warringah Sea Eagles 11 defeated Nelson Bay Neptunes 216’s Boys Newcastle City Knights 8 defeated Central Coast Dolphins 716’s Girls Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 15 defeated Wagga Wagga Vipers 018’s Boys Murwillumbah Mavericks 17 defeated Beresfield Bandits 618’s GirlsNewcastle City Knights 11 defeated Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 8Club Champion Manly Warringah Touch Association Related Links2016 JSC Resultslast_img read more

‘I was stabbed in the back’ – Totti hints to reasons behind Roma exit

first_imgFrancesco Totti says he was “stabbed in the back” by someone at Roma as the fallout from his departure from the club continues.Totti joined the Roma board after retiring as a player in 2017 but differences with the club have forced him to step down, ending his 30-year association with the Serie A side.In a scathing press conference, Totti hinted that the main source his frustration was owner James Pallotta and the perceived sidelining of established Roma figures since his takeover of the club eight years ago. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Totti cited the case of another Roma stalwart, Daniele De Rossi, who ended his 18-year stay with the club at the end of last season when Roma opted not to offer the 35-year-old a new contract.“Did someone stab me in the back at Trigoria? Yes. I will never name names, but there are people in there who don’t want me there. These people are hurting Roma, not doing what is best for the club,” said Totti.“If I was the President of Roma and had two icons like Totti and De Rossi, I’d put them in charge of everything. They have ethics; they know everything about what it means to be Roman and Romanista.“Pallotta has surrounded himself with the wrong people and he only listens to them. Everyone makes mistakes, but if you make the same mistakes for eight years, you have to ask yourself some questions. Something clearly is going wrong.”When asked about his future, Totti insisted he would like to remain in football though he appeared to rule out a move to a rival Serie A club out of respect for his former employers.“I won’t be left unemployed,” added the 42-year-old. “I received some offers from Italian clubs, including one this morning.“I take everything into consideration, because I am free. Juve or Napoli, let’s not go wild here… No, out of respect for Roma, I wouldn’t do that. I mean stuff like FIFA or UEFA.“Some things I read first in the papers and then I found out from Roma, so imagine how much they kept me informed.”last_img read more

Cabinet Approves Contract to Improve Westmoreland Water Supply

first_imgCabinet has approved a contract for $41.328 million for water system improvement works in Westmoreland. Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, who provided details at the Jamaica House press briefing on Wednesday, March 20, said the project includes the replacement of the Mount Airy reservoir and the construction of a new storage reservoir at Revival, to satisfy potable water demand. The first phase of the project will involve the laying of 8.2 kilometres of pipeline, while the second phase will see the construction of the storage reservoirs along with pumping stations and the installation of pumping equipment. The 16-week contract is being awarded to DR Foote Construction Limited. Additionally, Cabinet approved the award of a contract for US$646,746 to CargoTech Sweden for the supply of six roadhead terminal tractors for the Kingston Container Terminal. Minister Falconer noted that procurement of the equipment is critical to the operations of the port. “The PAJ (Port Authority of Jamaica) is bound by various agreements to guarantee certain levels of efficiency and turnaround time in order to maintain the interest of businesses, of shipping lines and operators,” she said. She noted that CargoTech is one of the world’s leading providers of cargo handling solutions. The equipment has been factored into the PAJ’s current budget, and will be financed from proceeds of a loan from the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS). Last November, Cabinet approved a Government guarantee of the $20.15 million BNS loan to the PAJ to refinance existing loans. The loan had become necessary due to the adverse effects of the slow recovery in advanced economies such as the United States and financial challenges in the Eurozone. This has affected the expected rebounding of the containerized transsshipment market. By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Mumps Outbreak Continues

first_img For more information on mumps,visit www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/mumps.html. Public health officials are investigating 75 cases of mumps across Nova Scotia, as of today, April 13. The outbreak continues in the Halifax Regional Municipality , with sporadic cases in several other areas. The majority of cases are in the 20-25 age group. “Mumps has previously been seen as a childhood illness. However, it can sometimes lead to more serious illness,” said Dr. Shelly Sarwal, medical officer of health. “That is why it is important for patients to closely follow the instructions of their doctors when they have been diagnosed.” The most common symptoms of mumps include fever, head and muscle aches, and swollen and tender glands at the angle of the jaw. Public Health officials continue to encourage people to see their family doctor if they have symptoms. All physicians are required by law to report cases of mumps to their local public health office. This process ensures that public health officials are aware of cases and can follow up to see who else may have been exposed or infected. Mumps is spread by contact such as coughing, sneezing, sharing drinks and kissing. The virus can be spread for about seven days before symptoms appear and up to nine days after. People should not go to school, work, any public places or participate in social activities during this period. Pregnant women who get mumps are in danger of having a miscarriage, premature or early labour, and low birth weight babies. Pregnant women who are in contact with anyone with mumps should contact their family doctor. To avoid spreading the mumps, or any other disease: wash hands often or use hand sanitizer do not share drinking glasses or eating utensils cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbowlast_img read more

Lower loonie to boost backtoschool spending — and Canadian retailers bottom lines

TORONTO — The falling loonie is expected to help boost the bottom lines of Canadian retailers heading into the back-to-school season.There will be an expected four per cent increase in back-to-school spending in Canada this year, according to global professional services firm Ernst & Young.The lower Canadian dollar likely means consumers will be making their purchases closer to home, said Daniel Baer, Ernst & Young’s Canadian retail and consumer products sector leader.“We do expect fewer dollars to be spent cross-border. And when we say that, (we are referring to) people who physically go cross-border, but also people who shop on U.S. sites,” he said in a phone interview from Montreal.Recent universal child-care benefit payments from the federal government will also likely translate into additional disposable income for consumers to devote to back-to-school spending, said Baer. On the flipside, inflation, higher housing costs and economic uncertainty may curb the appetite among consumers to spend.British Columbia and Ontario will lead sales, while the Maritimes and Quebec will continue to lag behind the national average, with little growth expected.How Amazon.com Inc is disrupting the clothing marketHow Ottawa is hoping its ‘Christmas in July’ family benefit payments will boost the economyMeanwhile, Alberta and Saskatchewan, who are typically leaders in the category, are expected to post back-to-school sales in the red.Baer said the changes are a “big function” of how the province is performing economically. He pointed to Alberta, which previously saw a retail sales growth higher than the national average due in part to employment levels and oil prices.“Their economy was growing that much faster because of economic activity, influx of people into the province and a very low unemployment rate,” Baer said.“Since the price of oil has declined, it’s certainly had an impact in terms of the disposable income that the Alberta consumer has; but it also has an impact in terms of the economic stability that the Alberta consumer feels.”A recent Ernst & Young report on redefining retail loyalty looked at the shopping habits of those born between 1997 and 2000 and found a distinction among this segment of Gen Z compared to older generations.“Coming out of the 2008 recession, I think most people had been living in an economy that’s relatively uncertain,” said Baer.“That’s kind of driven their experience so they are quite value-driven. So they look for things like free shipping, they look for special sales and discounts more than a baby boomer that may be more economically secure.“I think it’s just a function of when they’ve grown up and what they’ve seen going on around them that has made them more value-conscious in that way.”In their hunt for deals and use of technology to comparison shop, those among the Gen Z cohort are less likely to be devoted to one brand, Baer noted.“They’re also influenced a lot by social media, and then again, that makes them less brand loyal. Because if they are influenced by their friends, what they see on social media, it is a bigger influencer than it would have been for baby boomers and then millennials.” read more

China to have talks with Sri Lanka on FTA

“We’ll also encourage more Chinese companies to invest abroad to diversify sales channels in the global market,” he said at the ministry’s annual meeting in Beijing.Due to fast-growing manufacturing and service industries, China received $620 billion in FDI during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-15), up 30 percent on the previous five-year plan. ODI grew 14.2 percent over the same period. Both foreign direct investment in China and outbound direct investment have risen this year, putting the nation on track to meet its annual growth target, the minister of commerce said. FDI is expected to reach $135 billion this year, up almost 13 percent year-on-year, while ODI is forecast to hit $128 billion, up 24 percent year-on-year. The Chinese Government says it will have talks with Sri Lanka next year on the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA).Gao Hucheng, the minister of commerce in China, said that China will step up negotiations next year on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, as well as the free trade agreement between China, South Korea and Japan, and the country’s proposed FTAs with Sri Lanka and Maldives, to build stronger trade and investment ties with global partners, the Xinhua news agency reported. Gao Hucheng said his department’s main tasks in the 13th Five-year Plan (2016-20) will be to stabilize external demand, improve the quality of high-end manufacturing and adjust the industrial structure to attract quality FDI. Ministry spokesman Shen Danyang said the Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to improve regional connectivity between Asia, Europe and Africa and involves big-ticket infrastructure projects, has contributed to ODI growth this year.The initiative, proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, includes the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, and covers about 4.4 billion people in more than 60 countries and regions. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Ravi appears before commission on bond scam

The Minister had informed the commission he was unable to appear owing to official duties.The Minister later said he will appear before the commission today. (Colombo Gazette) Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake appeared before the Presidential Commission investigating the alleged bond scam today.Karunanayake failed to appear before the commission earlier despite being issued notice.

Trudeau minister hopes budget will help aggressive push to woo foreign brains

by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 27, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Mar 27, 2017 at 4:53 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trudeau minister hopes budget will help ‘aggressive’ push to woo foreign brains OTTAWA – A Trudeau cabinet minister entrusted with bringing high-level talent to Canada hopes new budgetary measures will help his determined efforts to recruit brains from abroad.Following last week’s federal budget, Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains feels he has even more to offer top-notch workers, scientists and scholars who might consider a move from the United States across the northern frontier.Bains, who says attracting talent is always part of his mission whenever he travels abroad, will visit Michigan this week to meet state representatives.Ottawa has been promoting Canada as a destination for specialized talent, including anxious researchers concerned about the political uncertainty that has emerged since the Brexit vote and the U.S. election.In the U.S., for example, President Donald Trump’s budget earlier this month called for billions in cuts to climate-change and medical research.Bains will keep pushing hard to round up talented minds, even from Canada’s neighbour, particularly people who can help this country develop high-tech, big-potential sectors.“We want to focus on Europe, we want to focus on the U.S., we want to focus on Asia — we want to make sure that we take nothing for granted and really go to all parts of the globe to attract the best and brightest to come to Canada,” Bains said in an interview.“We’ve been aggressive and we’ll continue to be aggressive.”The Trudeau government believes scaling up innovative companies is a key driver of future economic growth.Last week’s budget contained new policies and spending designed to make Canada a more attractive place for researchers, scholars and businesses.It announced the creation of around 25 university research chairs. Ottawa will dedicate $117.6 million over eight years towards these new positions, using money from the existing federal research-chair program.The government also committed $125 million to launch a new artificial intelligence strategy with a goal of recruiting and retaining top academic talent. It aims to leverage Canada’s already-significant expertise in AI to make it a world leader in a field dripping with economic potential.The budget also contained commitments in areas such as stem-cell research, space exploration and quantum computing.Bains, however, believes the biggest impact on innovation from the budget could come from the feds’ previously announced “global skills strategy.”The program, set for launch in June, will accelerate the entry of skilled workers into Canada and give high-growth firms faster access to in-demand talent. Its goal is to reduce wait times for visas and work-permit applications from months to just two weeks.“You can have all the money, you can have all the buildings, but without the people and the creativity and without their skills we really can’t grow the economy,” said Bains, who also pointed to the research chairs as an important change.“In terms of the target, we want to be as open and as flexible as possible at this stage. If the demand is high, we want to accommodate that demand because we really believe that’s at the core of our economic agenda.”Canada is all too familiar with brain drains.In recent years, regions like Silicon Valley have been luring away some of Canada’s brightest.Asked whether he had concerns that trying to pluck brains from the U.S. might anger the Trump administration, Bains said: “No, this is part of our economic plan.”“We want to grow the economy and we will not hesitate to do that.”The president of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, which will be responsible for overseeing the $125-million AI strategy, said the timing couldn’t be better for Canada to attract world experts.“We all know what’s going on in other countries these days,” said Alan Bernstein, whose institute is credited with starting the powerful form of AI known as deep learning, or deep AI.Bernstein said deep AI, or variations thereof, is central for rapidly expanding areas such as smart cars and advanced manufacturing.“We don’t want to poach other countries, but if there are bright people who are looking for somewhere to go and they’re talented … let’s try to get them here,” he said.As Canada makes efforts to become an AI leader, signals from the U.S. administration suggest it may not be in so much of a rush.Last week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was asked by the Axios media outlet about AI supplanting human jobs in the near future.Mnuchin said: “It’s not even on our radar screen … 50-100 more years (away) … I’m not worried at all.”But in its drive for more innovation, Ottawa has faced pressure to ensure any new commitment is money well spent.A recent study released before the budget showed the feds were spending about $22.6 billion on innovation and skills development. The investments came through 147 programs and tax expenditures, said the study by University of Ottawa’s Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy.The budget promised a whole-of-government review of business innovation programs to ensure they’re truly helping innovators.Bains agrees that Ottawa must do a better job evaluating the current programs to determine if they’re successful in generating outcomes like boosting revenue, creating quality jobs and bringing good ideas to the marketplace in a timely manner.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains speaks to reporters following a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick read more

Football Two running backs previewing Maryland from Urban Meyers Tuesday teleconference

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) hands the ball off to redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber (25) in the third quarter against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the first time all season, Ohio State was able to effectively use both redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber and freshman running back J.K. Dobbins in the same game for multiple drives in Saturday’s 56-0 win over Rutgers.Moving forward, head coach Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference he would like to use both of them in the backfield at the same time.“They’re that quality of players when you put your best 11 up on the board, those two names surface,” Meyer said. “Our obligation is to play the best players and you know, last week we really didn’t get the repetition we wanted with either one of them.”Weber finished the game with 44 rushing yards on 10 carries and three rushing touchdowns, while Dobbins had only six carries, but totaled 53 yards on the ground. The team will not always be able to use both running backs at once. When Meyer is forced to choose one over the other, he said the indicator of who is performing the best would be to see what kind of energy level the two backs have and who is displaying the best ball security.“That’s one position that’s fairly easy to find out a guy’s in a rhythm. Just the demeanor, the way [the running back] handles himself and obviously the production,” he said. “You can tell, like, it’s not much different than if the fan when you’re watching the game and you can feel every time that guy touches the ball, or even you just feel them on the field.”Here are some additional notes from the teleconference:On Dante Booker’s improvement: “I do believe he struggled a little bit. Wasn’t so much from the injury, just getting back in the flow of things. The injury was fine, it’s just when you miss that much time and Book is one of those guys that we’ve never had to worry about him going hard or worry about him. He’s a pleaser, he wants to do everything right and sometimes you paralyze yourself because you over-analyze everything instead of just playing four to six [seconds], a to b.”On Booker being named defensive player of the week: “Oh everybody loves him, including myself and the players respect him because they know how hard he works and how much Ohio State football means to him, so it was a big cheer for him and you know, just the way you want it.”On Dwayne Haskins: “He went to a smaller, very good high school, but a smaller high school. And I think the competition was not like it was [here]. Sort of took him some time to adjust to the speed and aggressiveness, et cetera. He’s growing up, he’s still growing as a player, a quarterback. Game experience is priceless for a guy like that and he’s really handled it very well.”On Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager against Minnesota: “I think he was extremely efficient with the quick passing game, getting the ball out and then obviously he had some big runs. You know Minnesota going into that was one of the top defenses in America and I thought he did excellent. But he was also, now he’s established himself as a starter and you see that, with a talented guy, you see that development work. Our … defense staff has got a lot of respect for him.”On impressive Maryland players: “I think the skillset of the offensive players, the six-out and their returner [D.J. Moore], he’s obviously very involved in the kicking game. So the skill positions on the receiver and the running back is very patient and great acceleration. And on defense, just another year in the system of coach [D.J.] Durkin and the understanding of that 3-4 style defense they play and the activity of the defensive front. That’s what catches my eye.” read more

The Jets Are Bad But Are They 016 Bad

When receiver Quincy Enunwa suffered a season-ending neck injury recently, the number of NFL-caliber receivers on the New York Jets’ active roster dropped from one to zero.Taken together, the Jets’ top five remaining wideouts — Robby Anderson, Jalin Marshall, Charone Peake, Chris Harper and Frankie Hammond — average 1.4 years of NFL experience, 18.6 career receptions and 223.8 receiving yards.The Jets have arguably the worst quarterback group in the NFL, an offensive line that lost its left tackle (Ryan Clady) and center (Nick Mangold) from last season’s 5-11 squad, and a pass defense that last year ranked 31st in Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA). With games scheduled against teams from the stacked AFC West and NFC South divisions, it’s no wonder that people are saying the Jets are headed for an 0-16 season.But a winless season takes more than a terrible roster; it also takes terrible luck.The 2008 Detroit Lions are the only NFL team to go winless in the NFL’s 37 years of 16-game regular seasons.1The NFL adopted a 16-game schedule in 1978, but strikes in 1982 and 1987 caused those seasons to be shortened. Last season’s Cleveland Browns came pretty close — making it to 0-14 before picking up their only win in dramatic fashion in Week 16. The 2008 Lions and 2016 Browns have something else in common: The numbers say their results were profoundly unfortunate.Pro-Football-Reference.com’s “expected wins” calculation measures what a team’s record should have been based on how many points it scored and allowed. It’s a simple formula that essentially assumes that a team’s close wins and losses should balance out. And it turns out that assumption is mostly right: Deviations between a team’s actual and expected records have a tendency to evaporate across seasons.According to expected wins, the 2008 Lions should have had 2.8 wins and the 2016 Browns should have had 3.5. In fact, only 11 teams have finished a 16-game season with one or no wins — and those teams averaged 3.0 expected wins. In other words, teams that flirt with zero wins usually have the talent to win a few more games, but they also catch a lot of (bad) breaks, losing more often than could reasonably be expected from the way they played.So if 0-16 is partly bad luck — which we can’t really predict — and partly bad talent, how do the Jets stack up in the latter department? Let’s start with the 2016 version of the team and then compare it with the four teams since the 2002 realignment that have won zero or one games: the 2007 Miami Dolphins, 2008 Lions, 2009 St. Louis Rams and 2016 Browns. We’ll focus on two power ratings: PFR’s Simple Rating System (SRS), which adjusts a team’s scoring margin for the strength of its opponents, and DVOA, which measures how well (or in this case, poorly) a team plays on a per-play basis. The 2016 Jets scored 17.2 points per game, more than each of the four one- and zero-win teams did. Last season’s Jets also allowed 25.6 points per game, fewer than any of the four. The Jets posted an SRS of -8.5 — awful, but better than all but the 2007 Dolphins among our list of possibly comparable teams. The 2016 Jets had 4.5 expected wins, also the highest among the group. DVOA was less kind — the Jets’ -32.4 percent is worse than the 2016 Browns’ -30.4 percent and well below that of the 2007 Dolphins’ -21.4 percent.By these measures, the 2016 Jets were at least as good as, if not significantly better than, all the one- and zero-win squads of this era.So the Jets were bad last season, but they weren’t 0-16 bad. Knowing nothing else, that means they’d have to have a ton of bad luck to go winless this season — or they would need to suffer a disastrous offseason.But when it comes to offseason talent gains and losses, the Jets arguably held steady: Free-agent tackle Kelvin Beachum was brought in to offset the loss of Clady, and free-agent cornerback Morris Claiborne was signed to replace Darrelle Revis, who was released. With their first two draft picks, the Jets selected safeties, bolstering their pass defense with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.It wasn’t all positive, of course — these are the Jets, after all. The team tried to address the free-agency loss of top wideout Brandon Marshall by drafting pass-catchers with their next three picks. But middle-round wide receivers ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen and tight end Jordan Leggett almost certainly won’t replace the production of Marshall, a six-time Pro Bowler, let alone Enunwa’s.The Jets’ air attack is likely to be less effective in 2017 than it was in 2016, even if the motley trio of Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg can combine to be better than the Jets’ league-worst quarterback corps (67.6 team passer rating) from 2016.But for the Jets not to win a single game this season, their 2017 offense will have to be far less effective than the 2016 version, their defense even weaker — and their on-field luck much, much worse. So take heart, Jet fans: Even with the worst team in football, 0-16 is a tough feat to pull off. read more

Four teams for three spots in Germany 2017

The four semifinalists have been confirmed after the fifth day of competition. This afternoon Brazil will face Uruguay while Argentina will play against Paraguay tomorrow. All four will fight for three spots for Germany 2017. The last day of the group phase has determined the semifinals of the Pan American Championship in Buenos Aires. While group B had Argentina and Uruguay deciding the top of the group, but already qualified as the first two teams (they both had three victories out of three), on group A there was still one spot available on the last match day. Brazil had already won all of their matches and the last place was being disputed between Paraguay and United States. Paraguay, which had made an impressive first half against Brazil last Tuesday, defeated the North Americans by 29-25. A win by more than 5 goals by the coached by Christian Latulippe could’ve given them the chance to finish second onf group A, but despite the effort they couldn’t get close to a win in a match that was quite tight, but always dominated by the Paraguayans.The conducted by Neri Rubén Vera, who last went to a World Championship in 2013 in Serbia, had once again the help from their experienced centre back Marizza Faria and and the efficiency of line player Sabrina Faria, who was top scorer of the match with 9 goals. Right back Kathleen Darling was the top scorer for the United States with seven.A victory from Puerto Rico over Brazil would’ve made a mess in the group (besides from being a complete shock), so the former World Champions did their homework and won by 40-15. With four clear wins on the group round, the conducted by Sergio Graciano made their way to the semifinals in great style, rotating the squad throughout the entire competition and giving valuable minutes to all of the players.Larvik’s new addition Tamires Araújo expressed after the match: “We wanted to impose our defence and work hard on the fast breaks and we were able to do that, we started off very aggressively and we finished it in the same way. Against Paraguay we did not start very well defensively but we had enough patience to run from behind on the scoreboard and end up with a win. We’re satisfied with our performances so far, we’re a long team and we’ve had the chance to see everyone on the court”. The line player said that their defence is working fine but they have “be more calm on the attacks and have more patience as the harder matches approach”.When asked about a possible final against Argentina, the Araújo stressed: “For me it’s indistinct because for us the most important is to qualify for the World Championship and the final. If we make it, whether our rival it’s Argentina or Uruguay we’ll play with the same seriousness. Of course Argentina-Brazil is always a classic, but if we play against Uruguay it will also be a classic for us”.Uruguay had secured a place among the first two teams on group B after Wednesday’s triumph against Chile while Argentina was also sitting at the top with three victories out of three as well. So the encounter on Thursday night, in a packed stadium, determined the order in which these two teams would end, and therefore which team would avoid Brazil in the semifinal, which was vital to keep on dreaming with a final and a direct qualification for the World Championship. It was a victory for the Argentinian team who proved that they felt no pressure whatsoever from the fact of being on home soil, despite the fact that they are not used to playing under the ‘surveillance’ of family, friends and fans from the sport. The match started off very tight and tense, the importance of a victory was clear. After the first 10 minutes the score was 4-4 and it was only nearly 4 minutes later that one of the teams were able to score. Argentina settled the 5-4 and from then on they took control of the game. The local team had obtained a 5 goal difference and even though they were unable to score for the last 6 minutes of the match, they went to the locker rooms with a 11-7 on the scoreboard. Special mention to the last Uruguayan goal converted by Iara Grosso with the time stopped at the end of the first half. The left handed put it in the lower left corner of Marisol Carratú’s goal to provoke the applause of everyone on the tribunes.The second half was clearly dominated by the Argentinians who were able to rotate the squad and kept a safe goal difference throughout the rest of the match. Argentina’s centre back Victoria Crivelli said after the match: “We’ve been waiting for this match for a while and we were very anxious to play it, we watched them play yesterday and when we saw that they were doing things good our anxiety grew. Our goal was to start very intensively in order not to give them any chances to even think of a victory, because if you do so, they just keep on fighting and we could’ve had a more stressful definition, like that of the friendly matches we had last February when we won by one goal only”.It came a bit as a surprise the fact that the Uruguayans didn’t present such an open defence, like in previous tournaments, but the home team had already studied their rivals: “We were expecting anything. We had seen that their defence had not been so open on these past few games, but still they pressed us a little bit more on the second half. We need to be alert with that kind of defence because Paraguay might do it as well, but we’re taking home all positive things”. Concerning their next rival, the Ferrocarril Oeste playmaker stressed: “We’ll study them more thoroughly, but we already know they have a good centre back that makes very good connections with their line player and they are fast runners, so we’ll study them to get ready”. Crivelli also mentioned that their heads, inevitably, set on a final match on Sunday, but she confessed there’s something helping them lower the decibels: “Our heads are a little bit on Sunday, but I think this anxiety we have to play every match and to have this connection with the public makes us go down to Earth and to think only on the next match. To be honest I did not expect to have as many people here today, I was expecting full house for Sunday though, but today’s attendance and that of last Tuesday are unbelievable and we’re very thankful”.The semifinals will be played this afternoon, as well as the 5th to 8th placement matches. The schedule goes as follows (Buenos Aires time, GMT-3):Chile – United States 12hs (Final score 20-27)Puerto Rico – Dominican Republic 14hsBrazil – Uruguay 16hsArgentina – Uruguay 18hsAll links to the matches can be found here: http://panamhandball.org/pathf/2017/05/16/livestreaming/ argentinabrazilBuenos Aires 2017Germany 2017Marizza FariaPan American ChampionshipparaguaySabrina FioreTamires AraújouruguayVictoria Crivelli ← Previous Story Men’s EHF EURO 2018: Norway with France – Serbs with host in Split Next Story → United States and Puerto Rico will fight for the 5th place read more

Toyotas Electric Vehicle Will Transport 2020 Olympic Athletes Visitors

first_imgStay on target Nothin’ But Net for Toyota’s Guinness Record-Winning Basketball BotUPS Adds 3 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Semis to Its Fleet Toyota is developing an Accessible People Mover (APM) to ferry folks around the 2020 Summer Olympics.Designed for use at next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, the APM offers a “last one mile” solution, transporting as many individuals as possible to competitions and venues.Athletes, staff, and visitors with accessibility needs (think elderly, handicapped, pregnant, as well as families accompanied by small children) will have access to some 200 APMs in Japan’s capital city.Their primary intention, project lead Akihiro Yanaka told The Japan Times, is to transfer people around Olympic settings: APMs could, for instance, carry someone from a stadium entrance to the gate nearest their seat.The Accessible People Mover, which looks like a giant golf cart, is a low-speed, short-distance battery electric vehicle (BEV), capable of carrying six bodies— passengers and one driver—on three rows of seats.It is also equipped with a ramp and can accommodate one wheelchair at a time by folding away the second-row seat.The APM is a low-speed, short-distance battery electric vehicle suitable for carrying visitors and athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games (via Toyota)An open concept means riders can enter and exit from either side, using built-in safety bars; the van is also equipped with rain curtains, according to the Times.Powered by lithium-ion batteries, Toyota’s taxis can travel 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge, at a maximum speed of 19 kph (12 mph), chauffeuring people to various facilities, including non-event sites like the Olympic Village.One part of the fleet may be earmarked for relief activities (i.e. a non-emergency ambulance), considering the vehicles are large enough to fit a stretcher and at least two staffers, plus the driver.The automaker plans to test the squadron and make further improvements ahead of the 2020 Games.A major sponsor of next summer’s sporting extravaganza, Toyota is also contributing a handful of Human Support Robots (HSR) and Delivery Support Robots (DSR), which will roam the National Stadium, carrying food and other goods, guiding people to their seats, and providing event information.More on Geek.com:Nothin’ But Net for Toyota’s Guinness Record-Winning Basketball BotJapan Will Launch Gundams to Space for 2020 Tokyo OlympicsToyota Could Bring a Flying Car to the Olympicslast_img read more

MI vs CSK player battle Rohit Sharmas biggest threat predicted XI of

first_imgTwo IPL heavyweights — Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings — currently lying on the opposite ends of the spectrum face off in what promises to be a high-voltage clash at the Wankhede Stadium. There are big names on offer, the battles will be intense, the crowd will be roaring, MS Dhoni will walk out with Rohit Sharma, and there will be lots at stake.Here we take at 3 crucial player battles which can dictate the outcome of this duel:Dwayne Bravo vs Rohit Sharma Rohit SharmaIANSThe Mumbai Indians skipper has been in decent form this season, he has looked good against the new ball, but has not yet played a match-winning innings for his side. However, he has to be extra careful against Dwayne Bravo, who has managed to keep a lid on the right-hander.In the 66 balls faced, Rohit has managed to score only 75 runs but has been dismissed by Bravo on 5 occasions. Dhoni could throw the ball to the West Indian as soon as Rohit looks settled and this could make for a great contest.Suresh Raina vs Mitchell McClenaghan Suresh RainaIANSRaina has struck form in the IPL again and will be the key wicket for Mumbai Indians in this particular match. Mitchell McClenaghan will have the new ball and this could make for a spicy contest.While McClenaghan likes to hurl bumpers, Raina has found ways to tackle the Kiwi over the past few seasons. He has scored 47 runs in 32 balls from McClenaghan and has been dismissed only once. Mumbai Indians need to get rid of the CSK top order batsman and how the Kiwi turns up for the game will be a key moment.Ravindra Jadeja vs Kieron Pollard Kieron PollardIANSThe big West Indian has not looked good in the three matches this season, but Mumbai could give him another go in this particular match, primarily because of his record against Ravindra Jadeja, who will bowl the middle overs.Pollard has plundered Jadeja for 77 runs in 35 balls and has been dismissed twice. Hence, the Mumbai Indians veteran is the clear winner in this contest. He needs to get going for Mumbai and this duel could just be the launching pad for him this season. Predicted XI for both sidesMumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith MalingaChennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahirlast_img read more

Theresa May tells Conservatives its time to embrace a new centre ground

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COPY LINKAD Loading … Theresa May tells Conservatives its time to embrace a new centre ground Closecenter_img Theresa May closed the Conservative conference in Birmingham today (5 October) with a pitch to put the party in the centre ground of British politics.The Tory premier claimed Labour had abandoned the moderate position, while arguing that her government would step up and engineer an economy that works for everybody. Notably, May branded Labour as the nasty party, a slogan once used against the Conservatives.When we came to Birmingham this week, some big questions were hanging in the air.Do we have a plan for Brexit? We do.Are we ready for the effort it will take to see it through? We are.Can Boris Johnson stay on message for a full four days? Just about.But I know theres another big question people want me to answer.Whats my vision for Britain? My philosophy? My approach?Today I want to answer that question very directly.I want to set out my vision for Britain after Brexit.I want to lay out my approach – the things I believe.I want to explain what a country that works for everyone means.I want to set our party and our country on the path towards the new centre ground of British politics…built on the values of fairness and opportunity…where everyone plays by the same rules and where every single person – regardless of their background, or that of their parents – is given the chance to be all they want to be.And as I do so, I want to be clear about something else: that a vision is nothing without the determination to see it through.No vision ever built a business by itself. No vision ever clothed a family or fed a hungry child. No vision ever changed a country on its own.You need to put the hours in and the effort too.But if you do, great things can happen. Great changes can occur.And be in no doubt, thats what Britain needs today.Because in June people voted for change. And a change is going to come.BRITAINS QUIET REVOLUTIONChange has got to come because as we leave the European Union and take control of our own destiny, the task of tackling some of Britains long-standing challenges – like how to train enough people to do the jobs of the future – becomes ever more urgent.But change has got to come too because of the quiet revolution that took place in our country just three months ago – a revolution in which millions of our fellow citizens stood up and said they were not prepared to be ignored anymore.Because this is a turning point for our country.A once-in-a-generation chance to change the direction of our nation for good.To step back and ask ourselves what kind of country we want to be.Lets be clear: we have come a long way over the past six years.Weve brought the deficit down.Got more people into work than ever before.Taken the lowest paid out of income tax.Established a new National Living Wage.Helped nearly a million new business to set up and grow.Got almost one and a half million more children into good or outstanding schools.Put record investment into the NHS.Created nearly 3 million new apprenticeships.And brought crime down by more than a quarter to its lowest ever level.Thats a record of which we should all be proud.And this morning its right that we pause to say thank you to the man who made that possible. A man who challenged us to change and told us that if we did then we would win again.And he was right. We did change. We did win. The first majority Conservative Government in almost 25 years.A great leader of our party – a great servant to our country.David Cameron, thank you.But now we need to change again. For the referendum was not just a vote to withdraw from the EU. It was about something broader – something that the European Union had come to represent.It was about a sense – deep, profound and lets face it often justified – that many people have today that the world works well for a privileged few, but not for them.It was a vote not just to change Britains relationship with the European Union, but to call for a change in the way our country works – and the people for whom it works – forever.Knock on almost any door in almost any part of the country, and you will find the roots of the revolution laid bare.Our society should work for everyone, but if you cant afford to get onto the property ladder, or your child is stuck in a bad school, it doesnt feel like its working for you.Our economy should work for everyone, but if your pay has stagnated for several years in a row and fixed items of spending keep going up, it doesnt feel like its working for you.Our democracy should work for everyone, but if youve been trying to say things need to change for years and your complaints fall on deaf ears, it doesnt feel like its working for you.And the roots of the revolution run deep. Because it wasnt the wealthy who made the biggest sacrifices after the financial crash, but ordinary, working class families.And if youre one of those people who lost their job, who stayed in work but on reduced hours, took a pay cut as household bills rocketed, or – and I know a lot of people dont like to admit this – someone who finds themselves out of work or on lower wages because of low-skilled immigration, life simply doesnt seem fair.It feels like your dreams have been sacrificed in the service of others.So change has got to come.Because if we dont respond – if we dont take this opportunity to deliver the change people want – resentments will grow. Divisions will become entrenched.And that would be a disaster for Britain.Because the lesson of Britain is that we are a country built on the bonds of family, community, citizenship.Of strong institutions and a strong society.The country of my parents who instilled in me a sense of public service and of public servants everywhere who want to give something back.The parent who works hard all week but takes time out to coach the kids football team at the weekend.The local family business in my constituency thats been serving the community for more than 50 years.The servicemen and women I met last week who wear their uniform proudly at home and serve our nation with honour abroad.A country of decency, fairness and quiet resolve.And a successful country – small in size but large in stature – that with less than 1% of the worlds population boasts more Nobel Laureates than any country outside the United States… with three more added again just yesterday – two of whom worked here in this great city.A country that boasts three of the top ten universities in the world. The worlds leading financial capital. And institutions like the NHS and BBC whose reputations echo in some of the farthest corners of the globe.All possible because we are one United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and I will always fight to preserve our proud, historic Union and will never let divisive nationalists drive us apart.Yet within our society today, we see division and unfairness all around. Between a more prosperous older generation and a struggling younger generation. Between the wealth of London and the rest of the country.But perhaps most of all, between the rich, the successful and the powerful – and their fellow citizens.Now dont get me wrong. We applaud success. We want people to get on.But we also value something else: the spirit of citizenship.That spirit that means you respect the bonds and obligations that make our society work. That means a commitment to the men and women who live around you, who work for you, who buy the goods and services you sell.That spirit that means recognising the social contract that says you train up local young people before you take on cheap labour from overseas.That spirit that means you do as others do, and pay your fair share of tax.But today, too many people in positions of power behave as though they have more in common with international elites than with the people down the road, the people they employ, the people they pass in the street.But if you believe youre a citizen of the world, youre a citizen of nowhere. You dont understand what the very word citizenship means.So if youre a boss who earns a fortune but doesnt look after your staff…An international company that treats tax laws as an optional extra…A household name that refuses to work with the authorities even to fight terrorism…A director who takes out massive dividends while knowing that the company pension is about to go bust…Im putting you on warning. This cant go on anymore.A change has got to come. And this party – the Conservative Party – is going to make that change.BELIEVING IN THE GOOD THAT GOVERNMENT CAN DOSo today, I want to set out my plan for a Britain where everyone plays by the same rules and every person has the opportunity to be all they want to be.Its a plan to tackle the unfairness and injustice that divides us, so that we may build a new united Britain, rooted in the centre ground.A plan that will mean government stepping up. Righting wrongs. Challenging vested interests. Taking big decisions. Doing what we believe to be right. Getting the job done.Because thats the good that government can do. And its what Im in this for. To stand up for the weak and stand up to the strong.And to put the power of government squarely at the service of ordinary working-class people.Because too often that isnt how it works today.Just listen to the way a lot of politicians and commentators talk about the public.They find your patriotism distasteful, your concerns about immigration parochial, your views about crime illiberal, your attachment to your job security inconvenient.They find the fact that more than seventeen million voters decided to leave the European Union simply bewildering.Because if youre well off and comfortable, Britain is a different country and these concerns are not your concerns. Its easy to dismiss them – easy to say that all you want from government is for it to get out of the way.But a change has got to come. Its time to remember the good that government can do.Time for a new approach that says while government does not have all the answers, government can and should be a force for good;that the state exists to provide what individual people, communities and markets cannot;and that we should employ the power of government for the good of the people.Time to reject the ideological templates provided by the socialist left and the libertarian right and to embrace a new centre ground in which government steps up – and not back – to act on behalf of us all.Providing security from crime, but from ill health and unemployment too.Supporting free markets, but stepping in to repair them when they arent working as they should.Encouraging business and supporting free trade, but not accepting one set of rules for some and another for everyone else.And if we do – if we act to correct unfairness and injustice and put government at the service of ordinary working people – we can build that new united Britain in which everyone plays by the same rules, and in which the powerful and the privileged no longer ignore the interests of the people.Only we can do it. Because the main lesson I take from their conference last week is that the Labour Party is not just divided, but divisive.Determined to pit one against another. To pursue vendettas and settle scores. And to embrace the politics of pointless protest that simply pulls people further apart.Thats what Labour stands for today. Fighting among themselves. Abusing their own MPs. Threatening to end their careers. Tolerating anti-Semitism and supporting voices of hate.You know what some people call them?The nasty party.And with Labour divided, divisive and out-of-touch, we have a responsibility to step up, represent and govern for the whole nation.So where Labour build barriers, we will build bridges.That means tackling unfairness and injustice, and shifting the balance of Britain decisively in favour of ordinary working class people.Giving them access to the opportunities that are too often the preserve of the privileged few.Putting fairness at the heart of our agenda and creating a country in which hard work is rewarded and talent is welcome.A nation where contribution matters more than entitlement. Merit matters more than wealth.A confident global Britain that doesnt turn its back on globalisation but ensures the benefits are shared by all.A country that is prosperous and secure, so every person may share in the wealth of the nation and live their life free from fear.Thats what I mean by a country that works for everyone.A GLOBAL BRITAINAnd if we believe in the good that government can do, its important for people to trust us to deliver the change they need.We can start – as I said on Sunday – by doing something obvious. And that is to stop quibbling, respect what the people told us on the 23rd of June – and take Britain out of the European Union.Because it took that typically British quiet resolve for people to go out and vote as they did: to defy the establishment, to ignore the threats, to make their voice heard.So let us have that same resolve now.And lets be clear about what is going to happen.Article Fifty – triggered no later than the end of March.A Great Repeal Bill to get rid of the European Communities Act – introduced in the next Parliamentary session.Our laws made not in Brussels but in Westminster.Our judges sitting not in Luxembourg but in courts across the land.The authority of EU law in this country ended forever.The people told us they wanted these things – and this Conservative Government is going to deliver them.It is, of course, too early to say exactly what agreement we will reach with the EU. Its going to be a tough negotiation, it will require some give and take. And while there will always be pressure to give a running commentary, it will not be in our national interest to do so.But let me be clear about the agreement we seek.I want it to reflect the strong and mature relationships we enjoy with our European friends.I want it to include cooperation on law enforcement and counter-terrorism work.I want it to involve free trade, in goods and services.I want it to give British companies the maximum freedom to trade with and operate within the Single Market – and let European businesses do the same here.But lets state one thing loud and clear: we are not leaving the European Union only to give up control of immigration all over again. And we are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Thats not going to happen.We are leaving to become, once more, a fully sovereign and independent country – and the deal is going to have to work for Britain.And that Britain – the Britain we build after Brexit – is going to be a Global Britain.Because while we are leaving the European Union, we will not leave the continent of Europe. We will not abandon our friends and allies abroad. And we will not retreat from the world.In fact, now is the time to forge a bold, new, confident role for ourselves on the world stage.Keeping our promises to the poorest people in the world.Providing humanitarian support for refugees in need.Taking the lead on cracking down on modern slavery wherever it is found.Ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.Always acting as the strongest and most passionate advocate for free trade right across the globe.And always committed to a strong national defence and supporting the finest Armed Forces known to man.And this week, our excellent Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, proved not only that we will support them with our hearts and souls. Not only will we remain committed to spending two per cent of our national income on defence.But we will never again – in any future conflict – let those activist, left-wing human rights lawyers harangue and harass the bravest of the brave – the men and women of Britains Armed Forces.AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONEIts about restoring fairness – something that must be at the heart of everything we do. Supporting those who do the right thing, who make a contribution.Helping those who give something back.And thats at the heart of my plan for our economy too.An economy thats fair and where everyone plays by the same rules.That means acting to tackle some of the economys structural problems that hold people back.Things like the shortage of affordable homes. The need to make big decisions on – and invest in – our infrastructure. The need to rebalance the economy across sectors and areas in order to spread wealth and prosperity around the country.Politicians have talked about this for years. But the trouble is that this kind of change will never just happen by itself. If thats what we want, we need the vision and determination to see it through.Thats why Philip Hammond and Greg Clark are working on a new industrial strategy to address those long-term structural challenges and get Britain firing on all cylinders again.Its not about picking winners, propping up failing industries, or bringing old companies back from the dead.Its about identifying the industries that are of strategic value to our economy and supporting and promoting them through policies on trade, tax, infrastructure, skills, training, and research and development.Its about doing what every other major and growing economy in the world does.Not just sitting back and seeing what happens – but putting in place a plan and getting on with the job.So we will identify the sectors of the economy – financial services, yes, but life sciences, tech, aerospace, car manufacturing, the creative industries and many others – that are of strategic importance to our economy, and do everything we can to encourage, develop and support them.And we will identify the places that have the potential to contribute to economic growth and become the homes to millions of new jobs.That means inspiring an economic and cultural revival of all of our great regional cities.We have made a start.Thanks to George Osbornes Northern Powerhouse, over the past year, foreign direct investment in the North has increased at double the rate of the rest of the country.Here in Birmingham, thanks to the incredible Jaguar Land Rover, the West Midlands is the only part of the country to run a trade surplus with China.And across the region, the Midlands Engine is on track to deliver 300,000 more jobs by 2020.Now its time to build on that success – in Birmingham and Manchester and in other cities across the country.And as we are here in Birmingham this week, let us show our support for the Conservative Partys candidate for next years mayoral election.A success in business running John Lewis. An action man in Birmingham, playing his part in transforming this city. A man to get things done, the future Mayor of the West Midlands – Andy Street.MAKING MARKETS WORK FOR WORKING PEOPLEAn economy that works for everyone is an economy where everyone plays by the same rules.I understand the frustration people feel when they see the rich and the powerful getting away with things that they themselves wouldnt dream of doing. And they wouldnt get away with if they tried.I understand that because I feel it too.Theres always an excuse – a reason why something cant be done – but when that is used as a basis for inaction, faith in capitalism and free markets falls.The Conservative Party will always believe in free markets. And thats precisely why its this party that should act to defend them.From Edmund Burke onwards, Conservatives have always understood that if you want to preserve something important, you need to be prepared to reform it. We must apply that same approach today.Thats why where markets are dysfunctional, we should be prepared to intervene.Where companies are exploiting the failures of the market in which they operate, where consumer choice is inhibited by deliberately complex pricing structures, we must set the market right.Its just not right, for example, that half of people living in rural areas, and so many small businesses, cant get a decent broadband connection.Its just not right that two thirds of energy customers are stuck on the most expensive tariffs.And its just not right that the housing market continues to fail working people either.Ask almost any question about social fairness or problems with our economy, and the answer so often comes back to housing.High housing costs – and the growing gap between those on the property ladder and those who are not – lie at the heart of falling social mobility, falling savings and low productivity.We will do everything we can to help people financially so they can buy their own home. Thats why Help to Buy and Right to Buy are the right things to do.But as Sajid said in his bold speech on Monday, there is an honest truth we need to address. We simply need to build more homes.This means using the power of government to step in and repair the dysfunctional housing market.It means using public sector land for more and faster house building.It means encouraging new technologies that will help us to get more houses built faster. And putting in more government investment too.It means stepping up and doing whats right for Britain.Making the market work for working people.Because thats what government can do.And something else we need to do: take big, sometimes even controversial, decisions about our countrys infrastructure.Because we need to get Britain firing in all areas again.It is why we will press ahead with plans for High Speed 2, linking London and Birmingham and, eventually, towns and cities in the North.Why we will shortly announce a decision on expanding Britains airport capacity.And why – having reviewed the evidence and added important new national security safeguards – we signed up to Hinkley Point.We will take the big decisions when theyre the right decisions for Britain.Because thats what government can do.And we can make these big decisions because our economy is strong and because of the fiscal discipline we have shown over the last six years.And we must continue to aim for a balanced budget.But to build an economy that works for everyone, we must also invest in the things that matter, the things with a long-term return.That is how we will address the weaknesses in our economy, improve our productivity, increase economic growth and ensure everyone gets a fair share.And thats not the only reason.Because while monetary policy – with super-low interest rates and quantitative easing – provided the necessary emergency medicine after the financial crash, we have to acknowledge there have been some bad side effects.People with assets have got richer. People without them have suffered. People with mortgages have found their debts cheaper. People with savings have found themselves poorer.A change has got to come. And we are going to deliver it.Because thats what a Conservative Government can do.A FAIRER ECONOMYThis party will always be the party of businesses large and small.But we must acknowledge that the way a small number of businesses behave fuels the frustration people feel.Its not the norm. I know that most businesses and the people who run them are hardworking, entrepreneurial and public spirited at heart.But the actions of a few tar the reputations of the many.So the party that believes in business is going to change things to help support it.Too often the people who are supposed to hold big business accountable are drawn from the same, narrow social and professional circles as the executive team.And too often the scrutiny they provide is not good enough.A change has got to come.So later this year we will publish our plans to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but workers as well.Because we are the party of workers. Of those who put in the effort. Those who contribute and give of their best.Thats why we announced on Saturday that were going to review our laws to make sure that, in our modern and flexible economy, people are properly protected at work.Thats right.Workers rights – not under threat from a Conservative government.Workers rights – protected and enhanced by a Conservative government.And let me say something about tax.Were all Conservatives here. We all believe in a low-tax economy. But we also know that tax is the price we pay for living in a civilised society.Nobody, no individual tycoon and no single business, however rich, has succeeded on their own.Their goods are transported by road, their workers are educated in schools, their customers are part of sophisticated networks taking in the private sector, the public sector and charities.Weve all played a part in that success.So it doesnt matter to me who you are.If youre a tax-dodger, were coming after you.If youre an accountant, a financial adviser or a middleman who helps people to avoid what they owe to society, were coming after you too.An economy that works for everyone is one where everyone plays by the same rules.So whoever you are you – however rich or powerful – you have a duty to pay your tax.And were going to make sure you do.A SOCIETY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONEThis is a big agenda for change. But it is necessary and essential.It is a programme for government to act to create an economy that works for everyone – an economy thats on the side of ordinary working class people.And an economy that can support the vital public services and institutions upon which we all rely – to invest in the things we hold dear.Like the NHS – one of the finest health care systems anywhere in the world, and a vital national institution.An institution that reflects our values, our belief in fairness, and in which we all take enormous pride.And I mean all.Because there is complete cross-party support for the NHS.For its status as a provider of free-at-the-point-of-use health care. For the thousands of doctors and nurses that work around the clock to care for their patients.We all have a story about the nurse who cared for a loved one, or a surgeon who saved the life of a friend.So let us take this opportunity to say to those doctors and nurses – thank you.The NHS should unite us. But year after year, election after election, Labour try to use it to divide us.At every election since it was established, Labour have said the Tories would cut the NHS – and every time we have spent more on it.Every election, they say we want to privatise the NHS – and every time we have protected it.In fact, the party that expanded the use of the private sector in the NHS the fastest was not this party, but the Labour Party.The only party to ever cut spending on the NHS is not this party, but the Labour Party – thats what they did in Wales.And at the last election, it wasnt the Labour Party that pledged to give the NHS the money it asked for to meet its five-year plan – it was this party, the Conservative Party…investing an extra £10 billion in the NHS – more than its leaders asked for…and this year more patients are being treated, and more operations are being carried out, by more doctors and more nurses than ever before.Thats a tribute to everyone who works in the NHS.But also to one man – Jeremy Hunt – who is one of the most passionate advocates for patients and for the doctors, nurses and others who work in our health service that I have ever known.So lets have no more of Labours absurd belief that they have a monopoly on compassion.Lets put an end to their sanctimonious pretence of moral superiority.Lets make clear that they have given up the right to call themselves the party of the NHS, the party of the workers, the party of public servants.They gave up that right when they adopted the politics of division. When their extreme ideological fixations led them to simply stop listening to the country.When they abandoned the centre ground.And let us take this opportunity to show that we, the Conservative Party, truly are the party of the workers…the party of public servants…the party of the NHS.Because we believe in public service. We believe in investing in and supporting the institutions that make our country great.We believe in the good that government can do.Government cannot stand aside when it sees social injustice and unfairness. If we want to make sure Britain is a country that works for everyone, government has to act to make sure opportunity is fairly shared.And I want us to be a country where it doesnt matter where you were born, who your parents are, where you went to school, what your accent sounds like, what god you worship, whether youre a man or a woman, gay or straight, or black or white.All that should matter is the talent you have and how hard youre prepared to work.But if were honest well admit thats simply not the case for everyone today.Advancement in todays Britain is still too often determined by wealth or circumstance.By an accident of birth rather than talent.By privilege not merit.Rebalancing our economy is a start, but if were serious about overturning some of the longstanding injustices and barriers that stop working people from getting on, we need that economic reform to be allied with genuine and deep social reform too.Because a society that works for everyone is a society based on fairness. And only genuine social reform can deliver it.Genuine social reform means helping more people onto the housing ladder. It means making sure every child has access to a good school place.It means never writing off people who can work and consigning them to a life on benefits, but giving them the chance to go out and earn a living and to enjoy the dignity that comes with a job well done.But for those who cant work, we must offer our full support – which is why it was so important that Damian Green announced on Saturday that we will end the mandatory retesting of those with chronic health conditions that only induces stress but does nothing at all to help.And genuine social reform means addressing historic injustices that hold too many people back.Some of my proudest moments as Home Secretary came when we began to tackle deep-seated and long-standing problems that few had dared to tackle before.I introduced the first ever Modern Slavery Act, bringing in tough new penalties to put slave masters behind bars, with life sentences for the worst offenders.I cut the polices use of stop and search by almost two thirds and reduced the disproportionate targeting of young, black men.And I know our impressive new Home Secretary Amber Rudd is committed to carrying on that work.But injustices remain.If you are from a black Caribbean background, you are three times more likely to be permanently excluded from school than other children.If you are a black woman, you are seven times more likely to be detained under mental health legislation than a white woman.People in ethnic minority households are almost twice as likely to live in relative poverty as white people.But it is not just those from minority backgrounds who are affected.White working class boys are less likely to go to university than any other group in society.We cannot let this stand – not if a country that works for everyone is the principle that binds us all together.Thats why I have launched an unprecedented audit of public services to shine a light on these racial disparities and let us do something about them.Because they are all burning injustices, and I want this government – this Conservative Government – to fight every single one of them.A society that works for everyone is one of fairness and opportunity. A society in which everyone has the chance to go as far as their talents will take them.Thats why in one of the first speeches I gave as Prime Minister I set out my plans to transform Britain into a Great Meritocracy.And that starts in our schools.I want Britain to be a country in which every child has access to a good school place thats right for that individual child.Because Britain after Brexit will need to make use of all of the talent we have in this country.We have come a long way.Thanks to the free schools and academies programme and the efforts of teachers, heads and governors, there are now 1.4 million more children in good and outstanding schools compared with 2010.But we need to go further. Because there are still one and a quarter million children in schools that are just not good enough.And if you live in the Midlands or the North, you have less chance of attending a good school than children in the South.This simply cannot go on.Thats why Justine Greening and I have set out a new package of reforms, building on Michael Goves success, to increase the number of good school places across the country…so theres not just a school place for every child, but a good school place for every child. A school place that suits the skills, interests and abilities of every single pupil.That is why we want more of our great universities to set up or sponsor schools in the state sector – just as the University of Birmingham has done, a few miles from here.Its why we are saying to the great private schools that – in return for their charitable tax status – we want them to do more to take on children without the means to pay, or set up and sponsor good state schools.It is why we want more good faith schools for parents and pupils who want them.And it is why we have said – where there is demand from parents, where they will definitely take pupils from all backgrounds, where they will play a part in improving the quality of all schools in their area – we will lift the ban on establishing new grammar schools too.And here we see the challenge.Because for too long politicians have said to people and communities who are crying out for change that they cant have what they want.Theyve said we dont think you should have it, even though we might enjoy those very same things for ourselves.And you end up in the absurd situation where you stop these good, popular, life-changing schools from opening – by law.Imagine. Think of what that says.If youre rich or well off, you can have a selective education for your child. You can send them to a selective private school. You can move to a better catchment area or afford to send them long distances to get the education you want.But if youre not, you cant.I can think of no better illustration of the problem – why ordinary working class people think its one rule for them, and another for everyone else.Because the message we are sending them is this: we will not allow their children to have the same opportunities that wealthier children enjoy.That is a scandal and we – the Conservative Party – must bring it to an end.A COUNTRY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONESo my vision is for Britain to be a Great Meritocracy.Thats what Ive always believed in. The cause that everything I have ever done in politics has been designed to serve.Because a country based on merit not privilege, is a country thats fair. And when we overcome unfairness and injustice, we can build that new united Britain that we need.And united, we can do great things.We saw that in the summer in Rio. We saw how individual success was powered by collective effort. How the dedication and talent of one was supported by a united team.And how a governments determination – John Majors Conservative Governments determination – to step up and back Britains sporting success contributed to such a remarkable result.We were honoured to welcome four members of the team – Helen Richardson-Walsh, Dame Sarah Storey, Vicky Thornley and Andrew Triggs-Hodge – to our conference on Monday.And to them – and to every athlete and every member of Team and Paralympics GB – we say, thank you. You did your country proud.It was a memorable summer for British sport, but one moment stood out for me above all other.It was not from Rio. It happened later. Just a couple of weeks ago on the sun-drenched streets of Cozumel in Mexico.There, our celebrated triathlon champion Jonny Brownlee was heading for glory, the finishing line in sight, when he faltered. Stopped. And was falling exhausted to the ground.And just behind him, his brother Alistair – a tough competitor who typically yields to no one – had the chance to run on and steal the prize.But seeing his brothers struggle, he didnt pass on by. As other competitors ran past, he stopped. Reached out his hand. And gently carried him home.And there in that moment, we saw revealed an essential truth. That we succeed or fail together. We achieve together or fall short together.And when one among us falters, our most basic human instinct is to put our own self-interest aside, to reach out our hand and help them over the line.Thats why the central tenet of my belief is that there is more to life than individualism and self-interest.We form families, communities, towns, cities, counties and nations. We have a responsibility to one another.And I firmly believe that government has a responsibility too.It is to act to encourage and nurture those relationships, networks and institutions – and to step up to correct injustices and tackle unfairness where it can – because these are the things that can drive us apart.Thats why I say today – as I have always said – that my mission – and the mission of this party – is to build a country that truly works for everyone, not just the privileged few.Its why when I stood on the steps of Number 10 for the first time as Prime Minister 84 days ago, I said that the Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the rich and powerful, but by the interests of ordinary, working class people.And this week, we have shown the country that we mean business.Not just protecting, but enhancing workers rights.Building an economy thats fair, where everyone plays by the same rules.Getting more houses built. More doctors in the NHS.Investing in things that will make our economy grow.Hundreds of great new schools. Universities and fee-paying schools helping state schools to improve.And yes, where parents want them and where theyll improve standards for children of whatever background – the first new grammar schools to open in England for fifty years.A DEMOCRACY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONEThis is a bold plan to bring Britain together. To build a new united Britain, rooted in the centre ground.An agenda for a new modern Conservatism. That understands the good government can do. That will never hesitate to face down the powerful when they abuse their positions of privilege.That will always act in the interests of ordinary, working class people.Thats what governments about: action. Its about doing something, not being someone.About identifying injustices, finding solutions, driving change. Taking, not shirking, the big decisions. Having the courage to see things through.Its not always glamorous or exciting, but at its best its a noble calling.And where many just see government as the problem, I want to show it can be part of the solution too.And I know this to be true.For as I leave the door of my office at Number 10, I pass that famous staircase – the portraits of prime ministers past lined up along the wall.Men – and of course one woman – of consequence, who have steered this country through difficult times – and changed it for the better too.Theres Disraeli, who saw division and worked to heal it. Churchill, who confronted evil and had the strength to overcome. Attlee, with the vision to build a great national institution. And Lady Thatcher who taught us we could dream great dreams again.Those portraits remind me of the good that government can do.That nothing good comes easy.But with courage and vision and determination you can always see things through.And as I pass them every day, I remember that our nation has been shaped by those who stepped up to be counted when the big moments came.Such opportunities are rare, but we face such a moment today.A moment that calls us to respond and to reshape our nation once again.Not every generation is given this opportunity.Not every generation called to step up in such a way.But this is our generations moment.To write a new future upon the page.To bring power home and make decisions… here in Britain.To take back control and shape our future… here in Britain.To build an outward looking, confident, trading nation… here in Britain.To build a stronger, fairer, brighter future… here in Britain.That is the opportunity we have been given.And the responsibility to grasp it falls upon us all.So to everyone here this morning – and the millions beyond whether leavers or remain – I say:Come with me and well write that brighter future.Come with me and well make that change.Come with me as we rise to meet this moment.Come with me and together lets seize the day.last_img read more

Global brokerage firms turn bullish on Indian markets despite it being an

first_imgA bronze bull sculpture is seen as an employee walks out of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai  (representational image).Reuters fileGenerally an election year is considered as a year of caution for the investors and in fact, the recommendation by the brokerage firms is also on the safer side. Despite election-related uncertainty, global brokerage firms including HSBC, BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley have turned bullish on Indian equities. Last year, India ended as the best-performing Asian market and the best-performing major global market after Brazil. The Sensex finished 6 per cent higher in 2018. Domestic stocks have fared better than most global equities.In comparison, the MSCI Emerging Market and MSCI World indices were down by 16 per cent, amid a crash in the US and China markets. The reason attributed to global volatility were economic uncertainty in the US and trade tensions with China. A sharp decline in oil prices and strong buying by domestic funds have helped Indian markets withstand global volatility in the latter part of 2018.Financial daily, Business Standard reported that HSBC, in its recent report, has upgraded its weightage on India from ‘neutral’ to ‘overweight’. It is betting on financial, metal and consumer discretionary sectors in the Indian context. Herald van der Linde, head of equity strategy for the Asia Pacific at HSBC, said, “Aside from the elections, the macro backdrop is looking better in 2019 than in 2018. Inflation is low, and our economists are now looking for a rate cut in April. We expect overall GDP (gross domestic product) growth to accelerate, possibly supported by reforms (such as GST) starting to bear fruit.” Reuters fileIn this year, Indian benchmarks have underperformed vis-a-vis major global indices with only a jump of around 1.8 per cent. In comparison, Nasdaq Composite, CAC 40, Hang Seng, S&P 500, DJIA, FTSE and the Karachi 100 have jumped higher in the range of 6 per cent to 12.1 per cent during the same duration. Additionally, analysts at BNP Paribas too have gone bullish on the Indian markets and have expected the S&P BSE Sensex to rally from the current levels and hit 40,000 levels. The brokerage firm has estimated a jump of around 8.3 per cent from the current levels but has also red-flagged against election-related volatility in the first half of the calendar year 2019.The election commission on Sunday, March 10, announced the schedule of the general election for 2019. Voting to elect the 17th Lok Sabha will be held over seven phases from April 11 to May 19 with the counting of votes scheduled for May 23.last_img read more

Full Show Heart Scanning Innovation And Houston Cowboy Culture March 13 2018

first_imgOn Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We update you on a fatal accident in Alabama this morning involving a charter bus carrying Houston high school students. And Harris County Commissioners have approved the purchase of the shuttered Riverside General Hospital in Houston’s Third Ward.Also this hour: When you have a heart attack, cells inside the heart are irreparably damaged — they don’t regenerate. But researchers here in Houston have come up with some new technology that might someday change that. Joshua Zinn finds out more.Also this hour: With the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo underway, we look at the history of cowboy culture in our city. And internationally acclaimed artist and UH-Downtown professor Floyd Newsum talks about his work.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

Bisexual Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez targeted by viral Twitter hoax

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A fake photo of Parkland School survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping up the US constitution has gone viral on Twitter. Advocates such as the NRA (National Rifle Association) frequently state that tighter gun control is a direct attack on the United States’ freedoms.Appearing at March For Our Lives rally in Washington DC, Gonzalez made an emotional speech which left her and many of the hundreds of thousands of protesters in tears as she read out the names of her lost school friends.Gonzalez’s moving speech at March For Our LivesCities around the United States took part in the March for gun control on Saturday 24 March. Washington DC alone saw about 200,000 people participating.Gonzalez, the bisexual Cuban student of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School, has faced a great deal of criticism for her activism post-shooting.Even politicians have attacked her for her gender and sexual orientation.Nevertheless, Gonzalez stood in front of the large Washington DC crowd to give a 6 minute, 20 second speech.It was as long as it took the shooter to enter the school building and take 17 lives.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Gonzalez, 18 , was a survivor of the recent Parkland School shooting which killed 17 people in February this year.19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.Now, following her emotional speech at the March For Our Lives rally on the 24 March, the activist and bisexual student has been targeted by a fake photo campaign, which shows her ripping up the constitution.Emma Gonzalez targeted by fake photoshop hoaxJusty a sample of what NRA supporters are doing to teenagers who survived a massacre (real picture on the right). pic.twitter.com/czX7IHD8ur— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) March 25, 2018The image, which appears to have been ripped from a recent edition of Teen Vogue, has caused outrage on Twitter.That issue of the fashion magazine featured Gonzlaez and other survivors of the school shooting, gathering around a gun target before ripping it up.The video version of the magazine cover shows Gonzalez ripping the target up, before the words NEVER AGAIN flash up on screen.16-year-old Sarah Chadwick also recently spoke publicly about Trump not doing enough to curb gun violence at schools.The source of the hoax is still unknown. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Following her moving speech at March for Life, a fake image that targeted the campaigner has gone viral (PIcture: Twitter) Many have said that the fake image sums up the mindset of those who oppose the relaxation of gun laws. Emma Gonzalez, Parkland’s gun control activist honored with LGBTI award‘Skinhead lesbian’, House candidate attacks Parkland survivor Emma GonzalezEmma Gonzalez, bisexual Parkland shooting survivor, gives emotional speech during March For Our LivesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/emma-gonzalez-twitter/last_img read more

Travellers Choice winners show nerves of steel

first_imgSource = Travellers Choice Bronze Choice Award winners enjoy action-packed tour  The 2012 Travellers Choice Bronze Choice Award winners’ trip to New Zealand’s South Island was no place for the faint hearted.Ten of Travellers Choice’s top agents strapped themselves in for a non-stop adventure that included jet boat rides on the Kawarau River, sightseeing flights over Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook, and 4WD off-road tours of the South Island’s rugged high-country.Richard Van Schouwen from Kawana Waters Travel decided he’d also try on some skies for the first time in 20 years. His downhill run ended with a cracked collarbone on Coronet Peak’s spectacular slopes.”Luckily the alcohol dulled the pain,” reports Richard. This year’s journey, organised by Kirra Holidays, included plenty of other adrenalin rushes.Jacqui Jurovic (Balnarring Travel & Cruise) and Brooke Johnstone (Mordialloc Travel & Cruise) both tried A J Hackett’s Ledge Swing, which saw them suspended 400 metres over Queenstown. Three other Bronze winners – Tina Holdsworth (Travellers Place), Lisa Mee (Capricorn Travel) and Sarah Schoupp (Ballina Cruise & Travel) – were brave enough to experience A J Hackett’s legendary bungy jump.Travellers Choice members compete each year for a total of 30 Choice Awards across three categories – Gold, Silver and Bronze. Awards are presented based on support for key preferred partners.This year’s winners will be announced during national retail group’s Annual Shareholders’ Conference, which is being held in November at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, NSW. Queenstown daredevils: Standing (L-R) Jos Milton (Travel Makers, ACT), Richard Van Schouwen (Kawana Waters Travel, QLD), Jacqui Jurovic (Balnarring Travel & Cruise, VIC), Lisa Mee (Capricorn Travel, WA), Pam Howson (Kirra Holidays), Christian Hunter (Travellers Choice), Tina Holdsworth (Travellers Place, VIC), Sarah Schoupp (Ballina Cruise & Travel, NSW) and Caryn Thorsby (Inspired Travel Worldwide, NSW). Kneeling: Brooke Johnstone (Mordialloc Travel & Cruise, VIC).last_img read more

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Rhines gets his turn driving many different crops to the elevators"I usually drive tractor and truck Beets soybeans corn barley stuff like that" Rhines saidMany of the NDSU students who work as hired hands on farms during harvest grew up in agriculture or at the very least have a background in it"I grew up on a decent-sized farming operation" said Rhines who works on his family farm in Sidney Montana during the summerFor Meister the farm experience he gained before finding himself in this job came from a small family operation "We helped out a lot around my uncle’s farm but I haven’t learned or done as much as I have done here" Meister said Juggling a busy scheduleMost college students spend some of their free time after class doing what interests them—working out hanging out with friends or going out downtown But for these young men when class dismisses it’s only the beginning of the day"Usually I put in at least 10 hours (a day) I start at 11 and work until midnight usually after classes are done I guess that is more than the average farmhand but I get my stuff done" Meister said and that is just the three days a week he works after classesOn the weekends the real work gets done While many NDSU students are gearing up for Bison football games and tailgating Meister has already been working for a few hours"Usually on the weekends if we start at 8 we usually go until 11 at night We usually put in 13- to 15-hour days I guess" Meister saidFor a full-time student working that many hours per week can be draining"I would guess (I work) maybe 60 hours a week I only sleep around 4 hours a night" Meister saidWhile 60 hours per week is on the extreme side of the spectrum for Rhines and Walter seeing a 40- to 50-hour workweek is common For Rhines a 12- to 14-hour workday is typical during beet season and that doesn’t include his commute from Fargo to HillsboroHow harvest affects themWorking between 30 and 60 hours a week doesn’t come without consequences though"I would say the biggest commitment that I give up is sleep And my personal life" Meister said "I have no time to go out with friends and stuff like that And that is 60 hours a week not working Tuesdays or Thursdays"Megan Ratke an NDSU freshman and Meister’s girlfriend of two years worries that with Meister working so much he is going to miss out on much more"I just feel like there is no time for him to have fun in college And I feel like he is working his college years away" Ratke saidEven though all girlfriends of young farmers know what they are signing up for when harvest rolls around the demanding schedule these young men keep can be a major strain on even the strongest relationships"I know it is his job and it is something that he loves but you have to do what you can" Ratke said "There is no time for dates or anything Trying to hang out with him after work is usually a no-go because he is tired and the only time he is home is when he is sleeping Plans are always changing so that is hard too . but he loves his job so I can’t really get mad at him You can’t get mad for working"Haley Stephenson Walter’s girlfriend of two years agrees"Oh yeah you get put through the ringer" said Stephenson a sophomore at Northland Community College in East Grand Forks North Dakota "The little things become huge that really don’t need to be Little things build up until they’re World War III"The young men aren’t oblivious to the situation"It affects my relationship big time" Walter said "It is hard to see each other plus Haley lives two hours away from me . you end up staying up later to finish schoolwork and trying to finish stuff while I am working too "Why they do itAlthough they deal with challenges that would make many want to throw their hands up and quit the work ethic these young men have coupled with the work that they do has positives tooIf they were to work only during harvest their earnings could potentially carry them through the whole year However many work year-round to keep their pocketbook padded when it comes time to pay the bills"If I just did straight harvest I would be able to pay the bills If I needed it to I could easily make it I do work year-round though so I never feel like I am behind when I have to pay bills and stuff" Walter saidAlthough the money they make working like this is nice it isn’t the only motivator A lot of it has to do with getting out of the city and having a little peace in nature"I really like being out in the field" Rhines said "The rural farm area and the fields Also the thought that I am feeding the world" I helped with spraying activities, 9.Brooks and other members of the Freedom Caucus are among the most vocal critics of the legislation backed by the White House to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FAAC.

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who is always on the move,Malegaon blast case, Mrinal Sen promptly wrote a letter to The Statesman praising it as a “rewarding experience” for the “discriminating spectator”. President Pranab Mukherjee said last month that the IPC, then in alliance with the Shiv Sena,Capitulating to the extremist threats and demands is becoming the done thing in India, the Organiser saysadding that a clear policy on dealing with such situations needs to be evolved Indias obama An article praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the latest issue of the Organiser makes a case for Modi being given the chance to serve one term as prime ministersaying that in these trying timesIndia needs a strongnon-corrupt and efficient leader to hold the country together… Modi is the need of the hour not just for the BJPbut the country as a wholewhich is close to bursting at the seams due to pressure from its teeming millions on its infrastructure and civic services.Write to mumbai. “It should be noted that until proper and timely charge sheets are filed in rape cases, The teaser blends trippy music with Anushka’s dialogues, “Everybody in the academy is following the World Cup in India.
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