Virat Kohli hints at Hardik Pandya’s debut in Galle Test

first_imgIndia skipper Virat Kohli has hinted at Hardik Pandya’s inclusion in the playing XI in the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting Wednesday, saying that the all-rounder has a “great chance of playing”.”We got a guy like Hardik Pandya, who has a knack of picking wickets. He has a great chance of playing as well. That gives us the balance. The extra batsman gives us more solidarity,” said Kohli on the eve of the first Test during the presser. (Team India dons new jersey for photoshoot ahead of Galle Test)When asked if Rohit Sharma could open the innings in absence of both the regular openers, the Indian skipper replied in negative and said: “Rohit has never opened in a Test cricket and we don’t see that kind of experiment happening here because we have specialist openers in the team and they will obviously be starting this game.”The 28-year-old also said that it was unfortunate that after Murali Vijay, KL Rahul was also ruled out of the Galle Test with viral fever.”Rahul is unfortunately down with fever. Luckily, it is not anything serious. So he will get back in a few days,” he said.”KL is a very established player for us, a very solid player. These kinds of scenarios present other players in the team with an opportunity to step up,” he added.Kohli also insisted that the team was not looking at the series as a launchpad, but is focused about playing consistently.”We don’t see any series as a launchpad but it is about playing consistently. We realise what needs to be done. We are humble in our preparation and are willing to do ever hard yards every game we play,” he said.advertisement”The next phase of cricket for us is going to be challenging but we believe we have the kind of skills available to face the challenge,” he added.The star Indian batsman also exuded confidence ahead of the series and that all they need to do is fine tune small areas of concern.”I don’t think there are any massive areas of concern for us. We have been looking to fine tunes in smaller areas during the course of the game which probably people might not pick up also, that can lead us to a situation which is not ideal.”The Indian team would be keen to avenge their loss at the Galle in 2015 when they were bowled out for 112 while chasing 176 on Day 4.What better to live moments which i often fantasized as a growing kid! The Paramount to represent India in whites. #livingthedream #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/uEFiCXnXTv- hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 25, 2017last_img read more

India thrash Kenya for second successive win

first_imgBy Tapan Mohanta Dubai, Jun 23 (PTI) World champions India cruised to a 48-19 win over Kenya to pick their second successive win and lead group A in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai here today. The most expensive kabaddi player Monu Goyat, who was sold for Rs 1.51 crore in the Pro Kabaddi League earlier this year, made a splendid debut picking 10 raid points. On a day India captain Ajay Thakur looked lackluster, it was a tale of another debutant as Rishank Devadiga stole the show with his 13 raid points to hand India an easy win. The Haryana Steelers player Goyat looked brilliant with his raids as despite a strong Kenyan defence he managed to get over the line. Thakur gave India the first point before Goyat straightway got into action to give a 2-0 lead. But gradually Kenyans got into the groove confusing Indian defence to earn seven points inside 10 minutes. The Ajay Thakur-led Indians however ensured that it does not get worse with Deepak Hooda doubling up as a raider. Thakur looked a bit lacklustre as he gave more opportunity to in-form Rishank Devadiga and Hooda to get their campaign back on track as India led 27-9 at the break. It was a slow start to the second half as both teams could score just five points. Mosambayi got another raid point for Kenya in the 26th minute as they trailed 12-30. Goyat came up with a moment of individual brilliance and scored with a four-point raid in the 28th minute to give India 34-12 lead.advertisement India inflicted the third all out of the match to lead 37-12 with just over 10 minutes remaining. India asserted their supremacy in the match as they scored 12 straight points to open up a commanding 30-point lead. Kenya then scored much-needed points with a successful raid and tackle but still trailed 15-44 after 36 minutes. Devadiga produced a super raid in the 38th minute to give India 47-15 lead. In the last minute Kenya scored with a two-point raid but came up short against a much superior Indian side. The match was attended by chief administrative secretary ministry of sports, government of Kenya, Hassan Noor Hassan who strongly pitched for kabaddi’s inclusion in the Olympics. PTI TAP ATATlast_img read more

India clinch four medals in Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament

first_imgIndia’s young paddlers stole the limelight in the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament, clinching four medals, including a gold, in Manama on Saturday.Besides the gold, India won two silver and a bronze.India fielded three teams in the cadet girls’ team event and swept all the three medals on offer.India A team won the gold, the India B the silver and the India C the bronze.India B team of Yashaswini Ghorpade and Kavya Sree Baskar beat Egypt in the first semifinal while India A defeated India C in the other semifinal. In the final, the India A team of Suhana Saini and Anargya Manjunath proved too strong for India B and clinched the gold medal on Friday night.In the junior girls’ competition, which was played in a round robin format, the Indian team of Manushree Patil and Swastika Ghosh beat three teams before losing to eventual champions Russia.The Indian team collected seven points to win the silver medal.Also Read | Sathiyan highest ranked Indian, Manika Batra into top 50last_img read more

HPCL appoints Al Nabooda Automobiles as its UAE distributor

first_imgDubai: India’s state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has appointed Al Nabooda Automobiles as its UAE distributor, the petroleum giant has announced. Part of the diversified conglomerate Khalifa Juma al-Nabooda Group, al-Nabooda Automobiles has more than four decades of experience in the automotive sector and is the exclusive dealer for the Audi, Porsche and VW brands in Dubai and the Northern Emirates of UAE. Al Nabooda Automobiles was appointed by the HPCL through its 100 per cent subsidiary in the UAE HPCL Middle East, it was announced on Tuesday. Incorporated in 2018, HPCL Middle East FZCO is the UAE arm of the Indian Petroleum giant which is a market leader in the highly-competitive Indian lubricant market.last_img read more

Air India employee unions oppose privatisation plot

first_imgMumbai: Fearing for their jobs, the over a dozen employees and officers unions of Air India Monday came out strongly against the government’s second bid to sell the financially-crippled national carrier, union sources said after a meeting with the management.Acting quickly on the budget announcement, Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani had called on Friday itself called a meeting of all the 3 unions of the airline Monday to discuss the privatisation plan. Showing its keenness to get out of the aviation business, which for many decades have been a big drain on public money, the budget for FY20 has set aside just a paltry Rs 1 lakh. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepMedia reports Monday said, the government has set an October deadline to complete the process. “The forum of 13 unions have decided to oppose the privatisation move,” a union functionary said over phone from New Delhi after the meeting with the management. During the meeting, which lasted for about 2 hrs, various union representatives told the management that they are ready to do anything to turnaround the carrier but will not “accept” privatisation at any cost, the source said. The Modi government in its first term had also tried to exit from the airline business but failed to get a buyer, forcing it to defer the plans. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsPresenting the budget, Sitaharaman had said, “in view of the current macroeconomic parameters, the government would not only re-initiate the process of strategic disinvestment of Air India, but would also offer more central enterprises for strategic participation by the private sector.” The 13 Air India unions are Air Corporation Employees Union, Air India Employees Union, Indian Airlines Technicians Association, All-India Aircraft Engineers Association, Indian Commercial Pilots Association, Indian Pilots Guild, Air India Aircraft Engineers Association, Air India Cabin Crew Association, Air India Engineers Association, Aviation Industry Employees Guild, All-India Service Engineers Association and United Air India Officers Association. The Air India unions have consistently been opposing any bid to sell the Maharaja claiming that privatization is not a remedy pointing to the way Kingfisher and Jet Airways went belly up. As many as six airlines, all private, including Jet Airways, Air Pegasus, Air Odisha and Air Costa, have shut shops between 2014 and April 2019 for various reasons.last_img read more

NETFLIX SAYS LACMÉGANTIC FOOTAGE WILL BE REMOVED FROM BIRD BOX MOVIE

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement The removal of the images was “long awaited” by the Quebec population, Roy said Thursday in a statement.She said the people from Lac-Mégantic who were “hit hard by this whole affair” were in her thoughts.At the federal level, a motion was passed in the House of Commons that asked Netflix to remove the images and pay compensation to the community.Federal Heritage Minister Pablo Rodríguez said in a statement Thursday the company made the right decision by removing the images.The version of Bird Box without the Lac-Mégantic images will be released within two weeks, according to the Canadian Press. After initially refusing, Netflix has agreed to remove images of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster from the film Bird Box.A spokesperson said in an email to The Canadian Press that the streaming company is sorry for any pain it caused to the residents of Lac-Mégantic, Que.People in the town and across the province were shocked after learning in January that footage from the derailment and explosion that killed 47 people was used in the psychological thriller starring Sandra Bullock.center_img Facebook With files from Presse Canadienne, CBC Demands that the brief scene be removed came from politicians at all levels, including Lac-Mégantic Mayor Julie Morin.Morin said she’s satisfied with this outcome.“Yes, there was a delay, but in the end, the most important thing is that people came to the conclusion that the situation was significant enough to settle,” she said.Quebec Culture Minister Nathalie Roy wrote to the company in January calling for it to remove the footage of the burning town.The company apologized and promised to do better, but until now had refused to edit the film to remove the images. Images of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Que., rail disaster will be removed from the film Bird Box, Netflix said in an email to The Canadian Press. (Netflix/CBC Montreal) Twitterlast_img read more

No more delays 60s Scoop settlement moves forward

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsAn agreement has been reached by lawyers that will no longer delay the national ‘60s Scoop class-action settlement agreement, APTN News has learned.This means there will be no more appeals or attempts to appeal the court-approved agreement, says a letter obtained by APTN.That means the $875-million settlement will have an implementation date of Dec. 1, 2018, say the letter signed by Catharine Moore, the lawyer for Canada.Moore says the deal was reached after Canada and other respondents agreed not to sue opposing lawyers for legal costs.The agreement was signed by Moore and 15 other lawyers over the past few days.“Counsel executing this letter have discussed this agreement with their respective clients,” says the letter that was sent to the court Monday.“Their respective clients agree to its terms and have confirmed that they will not take any further steps of any kind whatsoever to delay implementation of the settlement.”The amount of the costs was not disclosed.“We wrote to three different judges (Monday),” added Kirk Baert, a partner with Koskie Minsky – one of the legal firms that brokered the settlement agreement.“Telling them of the agreement and that implementation would happen on December 1.”This ends the attempts by a small group of adult adoptees to alter or halt the agreement, including questions about $75 million in legal fees.The fees are going to four legal firms separately from the compensation to the Scoop survivors and had been a sticking point in the negotiations.Survivors will share $750 million in individual compensation payments of between $25,000 and $50,000.Ottawa has set aside another $50 million for a foundation dedicated to reconciliation initiatives.kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

PDP activist succumbs to injures after militant attack

first_imgSrinagar: A Peoples Democratic Party activist, who was shot at by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries at a hospital here on Monday, an official said. Mohammad Jamal, who was shot at inside his residence at Zungalpora village on Sunday night, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS hospital, the official said. PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of her party worker. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “Heartbreaking. Party workers in Kashmir put their neck on the line & have to suffer for their beliefs,” Mufti tweeted. “Ironic that such mindless violence is justified in the name of Islam in the month of Ramzan. Shame on these cowards who call themselves Muslims.” Former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal and CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami also condemned the killing. “The reckless killing of civilians at the hands of both the parties involved in the conflict continues unabated. Whether a civilian is killed by the bullet from one side or the other side, it is loss of precious human life,” Tarigami said in a statement. “Whose ’cause’ is fulfilled by the killings of civilians? Unfortunately, it is a Kashmiri who is getting killed every day,” the CPI(M) leader added.last_img read more

Moroccan Minister Shuts Down Clinic That Offers Free Medical Services to

Rabat  – Morocco’s Health Minister Houcine El Ouardi has allegedly ordered the closure of the Injab Health Care Clinic in Casablanca, which was launched recently by Moroccan gynecologist Zouhair Lahna to offer free medical services to refugees and low-income Moroccans.Less than two weeks after its opening, a humanitarian imitative to provide free health care for the poor and refugees was reportedly shut down by a ministerial ban “without prior notice.”The Ministry of Health dispatched an inspection committee to the center on Monday, “without even informing me,” Dr. Zouhair Lahna told the Huffington Post Maghreb. According to the same source, the minister stated, “Neither the Department of Health nor the Council of the Association of Physicians has received any application for the opening of the clinic. This is an illegal exercise of the profession, especially since it also encourages unfair competition among doctors and hospitals that pay taxes.”The minister said that, in principle, he has “nothing against the opening of the center, provided that this is done within the law and in accordance with certain standards, including technical and logistical procedures.”However, Dr. Lahna, the founder of the clinic, asserts that “the application for authorization was submitted to the Association of Physicians of Casablanca.” The doctor stated that “he is not required to personally ask the Ministry of Health for an authorization because the center is a private clinic.”“The real reason [for closing the center]”, according to Dr. Lahna, “is that the idea of opening this center, as well as my reputation among Moroccans, disturbs the ministry. If I were an unknown doctor who makes little noise and I without permission, he would have allowed that.”Dr. Lahna’s initiative is supported by a group of NGOs aiming to offer free preventive care and treatment to the sub-Saharan and Syrian refugees who cannot afford to pay for health care.Located in the Farah Sulfa Salam neighborhood in Casablanca, the medical center was run by a team led by the gynecologist, in addition to two general practitioners, a midwife, and a social worker, assisted by an administrative assistant.After the center became operational, Dr. Lahna posted on his Facebook page photos and videos of the first patients treated by the Injab center, which precipitated hundreds of comments and posts commending the philanthropic efforts of the doctor.Dr. Lahna, is well known for his humanitarian efforts. In 2014, he volunteered to help treat Palestinians who were victims of Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip.The center, if allowed to operate, would provide an essential service to refugees in Morocco. According to figures from the High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Morocco is home to more than 5,000 Syrian refugees. read more

Ban appoints Sigrid Kaag to head up joint OPCWUN mission in Syria

The UN chief appeared with Ms. Kaag at a news briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, he also announced that the appointment was made in close consultations with OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü.Ms. Kaag currently works for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and has previously worked for the world body’s children’s agency UNICEF.“As Special Coordinator, [Ms. Kaag] will be responsible for overseeing all activities on the ground undertaken by the OPCW and United Nations personnel,” Mr. Ban said. “She will work directly for me and the Director General of the OPCW, and will be located in Cyprus, where the joint mission will have its staging area and support base.”Ms. Kaag’s role includes ensuring access and security for the OPCW inspectors, as well as logistical, communications, medical, administrative and policy support. She will also have to coordinate the provision of international assistance to complete the elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons programme in accordance with the decisions of the Security Council and OPCW Executive Council.The Joint Mission also announced today that the OPCW and the UN have established separate but complementary Trust Funds.The appointment of the Special Coordinator and the arrangements related to the Trust Funds are based on the recommendations made by Mr. Ban, with the advice and support of Mr. Üzümcü, in accordance with the letter by the Secretary-General to the Presidency of the Security Council earlier this month.The Joint Mission has been established in order to achieve the timely elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons programme in the safest and most secure manner possible, and will continue the work undertaken by an OPCW–UN advance team in Syria since the beginning of this month.In his remarks to the press, Mr. Ban stressed that cooperation of all parties is required, with the situation in Syria still dangerous and unpredictable.“The humanitarian situation is worsening. The statement issued by the President of the Security Council two weeks ago called on all parties to end the violence and stop targeting civilians. It is vital to turn those strong words into action,” he said. “While mobilizing to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons, the United Nations has not lost sight for one moment of the wider tragedy that is still destroying Syria. We are equally focused on reaching a political solution that will stop the appalling violence and suffering being inflicted on the Syrian people.”Mr. Ban said that efforts to hold the so–called “Geneva II” conference in November, bringing all stakeholders to the negotiating table. In addition, the Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi will visit the region for consultations with the key parties related to the conference. “We are calling on all who truly wish to work for peace and a new, democratic Syria to focus not on military actions but rather on ensuring the success of this conference.”Meanwhile, UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky said that the joint mission has now conducted verification activities at a total of 11 sites that are identified in Syria’s disclosure. “Activities have also included overseeing the destruction of critical equipment at six sites, as well as some destruction of so-called Category 3 weapons, and that is, in other words, unloaded chemical weapons munitions,” he added. read more

Britains last artisan printer in plea for apprentice and heir to carry

The grandfather, who has four adult children quickly approaching retirement themselves, has begun the search for an apprentice as he moves closer towards his 81st birthday. Developed in the late 19th century, monotype revolutionised the printing press by allowing whole pages to be produced using individually cast… Britain’s last artisan printer is seeking an heir to inherit his business in an effort to revive the fortunes of the letterpress printing trade after his children decided to pursue different careers. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Stanley Lane has worked as a ‘monotype’ hand printer for over 60 years, producing meticulously crafted books from Gloucester Typesetting workshop in Stroud to a select group of publishers. read more

Énergie renouvelable 600 millions pour les biocarburants à base dalgues

first_imgÉnergie renouvelable : 600 millions pour les biocarburants à base d’algues ?États-Unis- Le groupe pétrolier ExxonMobil et la firme spécialisée dans le développement de biocarburants Synthetic Genomics Inc ont annoncé avoir franchi une importante étape dans la recherche sur les carburants à base d’algues. Une nouvelle installation de culture sous serre vient en effet d’être inaugurée en Californie. Un programme dans lequel quelque 600 millions de dollars pourraient être investis au cours des dix prochaines années.Dans le cadre de leur programme de recherche et de tests sur les biocarburants à base d’algues, ExxonMobil et Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI) vont, grâce à leur nouvelle installation de culture sous serre, simuler les conditions réelles de croissance et déterminer quelles souches d’algues sont les plus productives et quelles méthodes de production sont les plus efficaces.Le biocarburant algal pourrait devenir “un carburant pour le transport, économiquement viable et à faibles émissions nettes de carbone”, soulignent le géant pétrolier et gazier ExxonMobilet son partenaire SGI. Inaugurée le 16 juillet dernier à l’occasion d’une cérémonie au siège de SGI à La Jolla, en Californie, la nouvelle installation permet au projet de passer “du stade du laboratoire de recherche à celui du démonstrateur”.Les scientifiques souhaitent évaluer la capacité à produire ce biocarburant en grande quantité et à un prix abordable, en testant différents systèmes censés favoriser la croissance des algues, tels que des bassins à ciel ouvert et des photobioréacteurs fermés. Comme l’explique le Dr. Emil Jacobs, vice-président de la recherche et du développement d’ExxonMobil, “il s’agit d’un jalon important de la phase initiale de notre programme de développement qui vise à tester l’hypothèse selon laquelle les biocarburants à base d’algues pourraient devenir commercialement viables et contribuer de façon significative aux besoins énergétiques futurs”.La prochaine étape du programme, prévue dans le courant de l’année 2011, consistera en l’ouverture d’une l’installation-test en extérieur. En fonction des résultats des différentes étapes de recherche et de développement des biocarburants algaux, ExxonMobil envisage d’investir plus de 600 millions de dollars au cours des dix prochaines années.crédit photo Le 24 juillet 2010 à 18:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Upcoming road schedule for WWE this weekend (10/30-11/5)

first_img Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Upcoming road schedule for WWE from October 30 to November 5, 2015.* 10/30 NXT live event in Gainesville, Florida.* 10/31 live event in Billings, Montana.* 11/1 live event in Casper, Wyoming.* 11/2 RAW TV tapings in Denver, Colorado.* 11/3 Smackdown/Main Event TV tapings in Colorado Springs, Colorado.* 11/4 live event in Dublin, Ireland.* 11/5 live event in Glasgow, Scotland.* 11/5 live event in Cardiff, Wales.* 11/5 NXT live event in Lakeland, Florida.Attending any of these live events over the next week? Send us a live report to either AdamMartin@wrestleview.com or Jason@wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Velvet Sky Pinterest Twitter Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Horror film It back in theaters for two nights with bonus Chapter

first_img Need an #ITMovie refresher before #ItChapterTwo? Chapter One is returning to theaters for two nights in August AND includes a post-credit reveal of 8 minutes of new footage from the forthcoming sequel. 🎟️⏩https://t.co/KLrdFGkfJs pic.twitter.com/xds9ZLWwYI— Fandango (@Fandango) July 30, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Share your voice It Chapter 2 Comic-Con trailer reveals what the Losers… One of Chapter 2’s stars, Isaiah Mustafa, who plays the adult version of “Loser” Mike Hanlon, says the film will be terrifying as all get-up, but that it still has plenty of heart. “It’s still about that friendship those kids in chapter 1 developed and how they really became each other’s best friends to fight this evil,” the actor told us in an interview. “Don’t get me wrong, it’s horrifying, but it’s still touching.” 2:28 1 Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema Don’t have plans for this weekend yet? Perhaps you’d like to be scared out of your wits by a creepy murderous clown. Hit 2017 horror film It, based on Stephen’s King’s 1986 best seller, will be back in theaters across the country for two nights starting Saturday, Aug. 3. In the film, a group of misfit kids in the fictional town of Derry, Maine, fight creepy clown Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back centuries.The theatrical rerelease hits a month before It Chapter 2 opens Sept. 6. The second movie takes place 27 years after the first, with members of the Losers’ Club, now adults, coming back home to battle Pennywise again. This weekend’s return of It brings eight minutes of new footage from Chapter 2.  Comment TV and Movieslast_img read more

Miners dislike BLMs balanced plan for Eastern Interior

first_imgImage: BLMYou could consider it a zoning decision of landscape proportions: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management completed a planning document for Alaska’s Eastern Interior. The plan governs land use on 6.7 million acres managed by the BLM. They are spread across 30 million acres, from the Canadian border to Livengood, and just skirts the city of Fairbanks. The most contentious part of the plan is the Fortymile Mining District, which includes the towns of Eagle and Chicken.Listen nowBLM said it is making more land available for mining claims and mineral leasing. The plan calls for 60 percent of the Fortymile district to be open to mining. The executive director of the Alaska Miners Association doesn’t see that as anything to brag about.“To say it’s better than status quo is an easy claim for them to make because the bar was really quite low,” Deantha Crockett said.Crockett said the plan will be burdensome to the area’s placer miners and, in places, complicate access to their claims.“If there is a new requirement to have substantial, multi-volumed mining applications for what really is a very simple method of mining, (it) will make it substantially more difficult than it already is for these small mom-and-pop operations to succeed,” Crockett said.But Suzanne Little called the plan “balanced.” She works for Pew Charitable Trusts and helped tribes participate in the planning process. Little is especially happy about the new Draanjik part of the planning area, which includes Chalkyitsik and Fort Yukon.“We’re thrilled that BLM listened to the concerns of the people who live with the land and had a deliberative process that addressed those concerns of local tribes,” Little said.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congressman Don Young and Gov. Bill Walker say they will try to rollback some of the restrictions. In a written statement, Murkowski criticized new designations branding a million acres as “Areas of Critical Environmental Concern.” BLM says the areas protect habitat for caribou, Dall sheep and other resources. Murkowski maintains the designations go too far and will be harmful to the state’s economy.last_img read more

TS stands 2nd in paddy procurement in country

first_imgHyderabad: The State Civil Supplies Department achieved a record by making the highest procurement in State history. In Kharif and Rabi seasons of 2018-19, it purchased 77.41 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMTs) of paddy from 14.73 lakh farmers at Minimum Support Price (Grade-A – Quintal Rs 1,510, Common – Quintal Rs 1,470) and paid Rs 13,673 crore through their accounts directly. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us The Telangana State is now at the second place after Punjab in the country. In this Kharif season, the Civil Supplies Department purchased 40.41 LMT of paddy from over 8 lakh farmers through 3,297 paddy purchase centres (PPCs) and in Rabi, it purchased 37 LMT of paddy from 6.6 lakh farmers at 3,509 PPCs. In Kharif and Rabi season, the State procured 77.41 LMT paddy from 14.7 lakh farmers at 6,816 PPCs. In the previous 2017-18 season, the department bought 53.98 LMT paddy. This year, the procurement increased by an additional 23.43 LMTs. Also Read – Ramagundam: Focus on company’s growth, community development Advertise With Us Telangana reaching second place in the country is a very big achievement and this whole credit goes to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Minister for Civil Supplies Singireddy Niranjan Reddy said. With the implementation of various schemes for farmers including Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bheema, 24 Hours electricity, new irrigation projects taken up by Chief Minister, this year we could procure paddy at a record level, he added. Chairman Mareddy Srinivas Reddy stated that payments to farmers were done without any delay due to funds release assurance given by the Chief Minister.last_img read more

BSE closes points 10257 up on July 1

first_imgBSE closes points 102.57 up on July 12.3K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 102.57 up on July 12.3K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, July 01 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 102.57 points up to stand at 25,516.35. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 23.35 points up to stand at 7,634.70. Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. and Bajaj Holdings were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.01% and 8.94% along with Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Maruti Suzuki with an increase of 6.76% and 6.01% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include CESC and CRISIL with a decrease of 2.87% and 2.60% along with Union Bank and Allahabad Bank with a decrease of 2.45% and 2.38% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 493.63 points at 15,742.92 while the banking sector is up 83.63 points at 17,558.71 and the realty sector is up 21.44 points at 2,098.57. The Indian currency is down 0.13% at Rs 60.09 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 102.57 points up to stand at 25,516.35. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 23.35 points up to stand at 7,634.70. Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. and Bajaj Holdings were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.01% and 8.94% along with Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Maruti Suzuki with an increase of 6.76% and 6.01% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include CESC and CRISIL with a decrease of 2.87% and 2.60% along with Union Bank and Allahabad Bank with a decrease of 2.45% and 2.38% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 493.63 points at 15,742.92 while the banking sector is up 83.63 points at 17,558.71 and the realty sector is up 21.44 points at 2,098.57. The Indian currency is down 0.13% at Rs 60.09 per dollar.last_img read more

Miley Cyrus puts her derriere to work in naughty social media post

first_imgMiley CyrusMiley Cyrus Official Instagram (mileycyrus)Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to remind the world that when it comes to twerking, she’s still got it. The “Black Mirror” star posted a showing off her dance skills, in particular her twerking skills for her 97 million followers.Miley was on an Italian holiday when she posted the video. She can be seen in a skimpy two piece swimsuit that showed off her derriere as she twerked. She accessorized her look with several necklaces, glittery earrings, bracelets and sunglasses.The singer sure looked like she was having fun on holiday. Miley gained notoriety at the VMAs when she twerked against Robin Thicke at the 2013 show as he performed his hit Blurred Lines – over which he recently lost a copyright lawsuit brought by the estate of Marvin Gaye.  Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus Official Instagram (mileycyrus)Miley Cyrus recently appeared in the hit show ‘Black Mirror’ and she went all out for her role. She embodied her character Ashley O for quite a while in a bid to promote the show. She had been in Ashley O mode for a while, even going as far as to release a song as her character. Miley Cyrus married Liam Hemsworth recently.Reportedly, Miley is in the midst of dropping three EPs that she will eventually combine into a full studio album called She Is Miley Cyrus, out sometime this year. She released the first EP She Is Coming on May 31 and is still gearing up to release its follow-ups, She Is Here and She Is Everything. Miley Cyrus doesn’t seem to be letting anything get her down. And we have to say, you go girl. You can check out the video here:last_img read more

57 forest robbers surrender

first_imgA member of Sundarbans forest robber gangs surrenders to home minister Asaduzzaman Khan at Labonchora on Wednesday. Photo: UNBFifty seven members of six forest robber gangs surrendered along with their arms and ammunition to home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at Labonchora in Khulna on Wednesday, reports UNB.While surrendering at the Rab-6 office, the members of Dada Bhai Bahini, Hannan Bahini, Amir Ali Bahini, Surjo Bahini and Munna deposited their 58 arms and 1284 rounds of bullets at noon, said Khulna RAB-6 commanding officer Khandaker Rafiqul Islam.Earlier, the surrendered forest robbers were provided with a check of Tk100,000 each by the minister.Fisheries and livestock minister Narayan Chandra Chanda was present as the special guest at the programme.Some 217 forest robbers of 20 gangs surrendered to the home minister in the last 23 months.last_img read more