Arijit Singh’s Concert Organiser Is A Wanted Criminal In India

first_imgBollywood singer Arijit Singh’s US concert landed in him in controversy, after it was discovered that the organising company is run by a man who is one of the most wanted criminals in India. The accused, identified as Jai Singh, has been absconding for the past 30 years and has been listed as ‘wanted’ by the Chandigarh police, due to charges like video piracy and drug smuggling.Read it at The Quint Related Itemslast_img

Manny Pacquiao arrives at MGM Grand for welterweight title defense

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? .@mannypacquiao has arrived for fight night 👊 #PacBroner: https://t.co/nCQBGqUid3 pic.twitter.com/FxjlSaeaPQ— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) January 20, 2019Boxing’s only eight-division world champion arrived during the featherweight fight between Hugo Ruiz and Alberto Guevara. He is fighting in the US for the first time in two years.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Filipinos winless in Pacquiao-Broner undercard as Jayar Inson drops split decision Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. .@mannypacquiao arrives for his return to Las Vegas for #PacBroner! pic.twitter.com/vlWxLDvPeS— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 20, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao has arrived at MGM Grand Las Vegas ahead of his title defense against American Adrien Broner Sunday (Manila time).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPacquiao (60-7-2) will defend his WBA World welterweight title for the first time after he took the strap from Lucas Matthysse via seventh round technical knockout on July 15, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Wife Jinkee accompanied Pacquiao to the venue.For #PacBroner updates, visit The Pacquiao Files.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

BWF World Junior Championships: Aditi Bhatt and Rohan Gurbani Continue Winning Run

first_imgKazan: Indian shuttlers Aditi Bhatt and Rohan Gurbani notched up contrasting wins on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the individual event at the BWF World Junior Championships here.While Aditi stunned 13th seed Atitaya Povanon of Thailand 14-21, 21-14, 22-20 in girls singles, Rohan crushed Austria’s Nicolas Rudolf 21-7, 21-16 in just 23 minutes. Up next for Bhatt is the fourth seed Putri Kusuma Wardani of Indonesia, while Rohan set up a showdown with China’s Ren Cheng Ming in the prequarters.Aditi’s win was the biggest talking point of the day for the Indian contingent. The Delhi shuttler, after losing the first game, made a strong comeback to complete the upset win in 53 minutes and enter the fourth round.However, Gujarat’s Tasnim Mir and Trisha Hegde could not go past their respective opponents.Mir lost 13-21, 19-21 to 12th seeded Chinese Taipei’s Hung En-Tzu, while Trisha went down against Hungary’s 6th seed Vivien Sandorhazi 16-21, 12-21.Later, Unnati Bisht’s campaign came to an end after she lost 12-21 7-21 to top seed Phittayaporn Chaiwan.Satish Kumar Karunakaran also bowed out of men’s singles following a 17-21 12-21 loss to Jason Gunawan of Hong Kong China.Karunakaran suffered a double setback as his mixed doubles challenge was also cut short.He and Ramya Venkatesh Chickmenhalli lost to Chinese Taipei’s Yu Sheng Po and Tung Ciou-Tong 20-22 17-21 in Round 2.Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also departed after starting the day with a win.They fought hard in a 59-minute encounter before going down to Indonesia’s top seeds Leo Rolly Carnando and Indah Cahya Sari Jamil 22-20 16-21 17-21 in Round 3.The pair had earlier won 21-13 21-12 over USA’s Winston Tsai and Tammy Xie.Sankar Prasad Udayakumar and Nafeesah Sara Siraj were also made to bite the dust by second seeds China’s duo of Feng Yan Zhe and Lin Fang Ling.They lost 9-21 4-21 in Round 3 after earlier winning against Slovakia’s Jakub Horak and Mia Tarcalova 21-16 21-17 badmintonbwf world championshipsBWF World Junior ChampionshipsIndia First Published: October 9, 2019, 11:55 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Morocco vs Iran Review

first_imgAdvertisement photo credits: CBC.caWhat’s the definition of ‘fortunate’ you may ask? If that means to score a goal in a half of football in the World Cup without attempting a single shot in that half; then yes, that is ‘fortunate’.The thrilling encounter between both these teams who faced each other for the first time in a FIFA World Cup saw lots of back and forth action. The Moroccan side came quite close at securing a victory before half-time but  Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand was great at his game. On the field as a 77th-minute substitute, the Moroccan striker Aziz Bouhaddouz ended up heading a free kick from Iran into his own net past goalkeeper Monir El Kajoui to gift Iran a lucky victory.It is quite unfortunate for Morocco as they hoped to attain a positive outcome but Lady Luck was totally in Iran’s favour tonight.Watch Morocco’s own goal here: Aziz Bouhaddouz’s own goal Read also: FIFA World Cup 2018: Morocco vs Iran PreviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Spain vs Portugal PreviewAdvertisementlast_img read more

James Anderson surpasses Kapil Dev to become sixth highest Test wicket-taker

first_imgEngland pacer James Anderson went on to become the sixth highest wicket-taker in Tests when he scalped a five-for on Day 2 of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Leeds. The right-arm medium pacer weaved magic with the ball yet again to decimate Sri Lanka under gloomy skies at Headingley on Friday. After countryman Jonny Bairstow’s show with the bat, Anderson led the swing-bowling show to send Sri Lankan batsman walking back to the hut one after the other.SURPASSES KAPIL In removing Angelo Mathews lbw for a team-high 34, Anderson went past Kapil Dev on the all-time list of test wicket-takers on 435. Notably, Kapil needed 227 innings to get to 434 while the England pacer got there in his 213th innings. Anderson now has 438 Test wickets from 114 matches at an average of 29.18.Anderson, helped by the overcast conditions, joined hands with Stuart Broad to bowl out Sri Lanka for 91 in 36.4 overs. The Sri Lankan batsman had no answers to his swing and seam movement. It looked like Anderson was taking revenge for his last-over dismissal that led to Sri Lanka’s historic series win on English soil in 2014.”It was difficult to score if you hit the right areas,” Anderson said.Anderson’s figures of 5-16 meant Sri Lanka were forced to follow-on. Sri Lanka’s second innings was stopped on Day 2 in the very first over after bad light played spoilsport. Top 10 wicket-takers list 800_Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka (133 tests)708_Shane Warne, Australia (145)619_Anil Kumble, India (132)563_Glenn McGrath, Australia (124)519_Courtney Walsh, West Indies (132)438_James Anderson, England (114)434_Kapil Dev, India (131)431_Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand (86)421_Shaun Pollock, South Africa (108)417_Harbhajan Singh, India (103) advertisementlast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: Dhawan, Rohit blast hundreds as India crush Pakistan again

first_imgIndia thrashed Pakistan by nine wickets on Sunday to more or less confirm their spot in the Asia Cup 2018 final.Captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan smashed hundreds and stitched together a stand of 210 in India’s chase of 238 to take the game away from Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.Rohit and Dhawan followed up on a fantastic bowling performance from the Indians and never allowed Pakistan to come back in the game or even have a say.While Dhawan fell for a well-made 114 after a misunderstanding between him and Rohit, Ambati Rayudu and captain Rohit took the team home with 63 balls to spare.It was a perfect night for India while for Pakistan, it was another night to forget as nothing worked for them. With one game left in the tournament for Sarfraz Ahmed’s team, they will have to more questions to answer than any other team.From deciding to bat first after winning the toss to letting India take the game away by giving away easy singles, few doubts will be raised on Sarfraz’s captaincy.India vs Pakistan: Highlights | PhotosComing in to bat on a flat track, Pakistan finished with 237/7 from their 50 overs after useful contributions from Shoaib Malik and captain Sarfraz Ahmed.Malik scored a 90-ball 78 while Sarfraz made 44 from 66 balls and it was their crucial 107-run stand for the fourth wicket, that guided Pakistan towards a respectable total.Before the pair got together, Pakistan were 58/3 from 14.3 overs and looked in a spot of bother. They started off well but lost Imam-ul-Haq in the eighth over with the score on 24. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s shrewd judgment and understanding of the game again came to play as he asked captain Rohit Sharma to go for a DRS call, which proved to be correct and helped India get the first breakthrough.advertisementBabar Azam then joined Fakhar Zaman, who was looking in fine touch and at ease against the Indian spinners but his stay was cut short by Kuldeep Yadav in the 15th over when he was adjudged lbw. Interestingly, he didn’t go for a DRS call even though replays clearly showed that the ball brushed his gloves as he fell down while attempting a sweep.Also read – Rohit Sharma celebrates 7000 ODI runs with 19th hundredSoon Babar was run out while trying to steal the single off Ravindra Jadeja and Pakistan were staring at another collapse. But, the wicket brought the two experienced campaigners in Malik and Sarfraz together and the duo stitched a fine stand together to frustrate India and take Pakistan out of trouble.The duo stitched a brilliant partnership, hitting some glorious boundaries and sixes and turning on the pressure on the Indians. But, just as Pakistan were looking to accelerate, they were pegged back again.Kuldeep broke the partnership, taking Sarfraz’s wicket in the 40th over. Sarfraz looked to hit Kuldeep over short extra-cover but failed to clear the man and handed a regulation catch to Rohit.Unperturbed, Malik kept on playing his shots and maintained a good run rate, which was also helped by Asif Ali’s blistering strikes off Buvneshwar Kumar, when he smashed him for 22 runs in the 42nd over.Malik looked to join in and accelerate but gifted a simple catch to Dhoni off Jasprit Bumrah one over later and that was a major blow for the Pakistanis.Asif also fell for 30 to Yuzvendra Chahal in the very next over and Pakistan were reduced to 211/6 in the 45th over. This was also Chahal’s 50th ODI wicket and he became the second fastest Indian spinner to do so.Towards the end of the innings, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz tried to go for the big shots but impressive bowling from Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah meant that Pakistan could only manage 237 for 7 from their allotted 50 overs.For India, Bumrah, Chahal and Kuldeep took two wickets each.Pakistan finish their innings on 237/7 with @realshoaibmalik top-scoring with 78.Will India chase it down? #PAKvINDFOLLOW LIVEhttps://t.co/0SqS4ClLWD pic.twitter.com/5MwnoG363oICC (@ICC) September 23, 2018Chasing 238 to win, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit showed positive intent right from the word go. They saw off Mohammad Amir in the beginning and then started playing their strokes.Amir, who was dropped in the previous match against Afghanistan, looked half the bowler that he always has against India. His 20-year-old partner on the other hand — Shaheen Afridi, looked much more impressive on the day.His impressive show almost paid dividends but a dropped catch meant that he had no early joy. Rohit was dropped in the 6th over by Imam, when his mistimed defence off young Afridi went straight to Imam at short extra-cover but the opener dropped the dolly and Rohit made them pay.advertisementHowever, Rohit’s watchful batting had no impact on Dhawan, who was blazing away from the other end. His attacking batting helped India reach 53 from 10 overs and eased the pressure off them in the tricky chase.Sarfraz resorted to spin and threw Mohammad Nawaz and leg-spinner Shadab from both the ends in the hope of a wicket. But, that didn’t work as too many gaps in the field meant that easy singles.The pair milked the bowlers around and got singles and kept the scorecard moving. Dhawan brought up his 26th ODI fifty in the 18th over and soon after the pair brought their 13th hundred partnership together in the 20th over as India cruised along in their chase.Rohit followed suit and got his own half-century in the 22nd over. With spinners failing to affect the game, Sarfraz went back to his pacers but the two Indian batsmen looked set and continued to play smartly and the two reached the 150-run mark in the 26th over.Rohit, who started slowly, surged ahead after scoring his fifty and caught up with Dhawan, who was batting in his 80s. He was again dropped on 81 by Fakhar off Shadab’s bowling, thus, summing up Pakistan’s disappointing day in Dubai. Shikhar Dhawan smashed his 15th ODI century on Sunday (AP Photo)Rohit made full use of his second life and raced away towards a hundred but Dhawan was not letting him reach first. He accelerated and scored his 15th ODI ton ahead of his opening partner and looked to end the game in a hurry but failed to do so after a misunderstanding between him and Rohit, resulted in a run out and he fell in the 34th over.But, the wicket came little too late for India as Rohit held onto the innings, scored his 19th ton and took his team home to maintain India’s unbeaten run in the Asia Cup as well as take them closer to the final.Rohit and Rayudu saw the team off with both unbeaten on 111 and 12 respectively.Rohit also completed 7000 ODI runs in the process. He was the third fastest Indian to reach the landmark, behind current India captain Virat Kohli and former captain Sourav Ganguly.7,000 ODI runs for Rohit Sharma!Just the ninth Indian batsman to reach that landmark. #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/znn66WXoRVICC (@ICC) September 23, 2018With the win, India would be confident and sitting pretty on top of the Super 4s table and will play their last match against Afghanistan on Tuesday with less pressure.last_img read more

Suspended Hardik, Rahul shouldn’t enjoy the perks of travelling with Team India: Gavaskar

first_imgFormer India captain and batting great Sunil Gavaskar had lauded the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for suspending Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul and asking them to return home from Australia where Team India are playing a three-match ODI series.Gavaskar insisted that suspended players shouldn’t be rubbing shoulders with their teammates in the dressing room. The batting great’s comments come after media reports claimed that the India team management was mulling to keep Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul with the team despite the BCCI suspending them until a pending inquiry on Friday.KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were suspended over “inappropriate” comments they had made during their appearance on a popular television show, Koffee With Karan.”They [the BCCI] have dealt with it [the controversy]. From what I read in the newspapers today, they have sent them back or asked them to come back. That’s a right way to send a signal,” Gavaskar told Sony Six on Saturday.”If you do things that bring your team and the game into disrepute, then you can’t be part of the team. Of course, the inquiry will then establish what further action, if at all needed, has to be taken.”They have been asked to come back and I believe it’s the correct step because you can’t have suspended players travelling with the team or staying in the same room. They have got to be kept away. Otherwise what’s the point of the suspension? If they are going to enjoy the perks of being with the team.”advertisementRahul and Pandya are not going to be part of the ongoing three-match ODI series and a BCCI source had also reportedly hinted that the duo may also miss the upcoming limited-over series in New Zealand, starting January 23.Rahul and Pandya have been facing severe criticism for their borderline racist and sexist comments. From references to getting distracted by cheerleaders to claiming they had slept with women in their teammates dressing rooms, both the cricketers were seemingly carried away by the nature of the show, which is known for getting celebrities to open up on their personal lives.Pandya had also boasted about his dates and hoookups with multiple women and even shed light on how his parents were “cool” with him seemingly objectifying the opposite gender.Speaking to India Today on Friday, World Cup-winning off-spinner Harbhajan Singh came down on Pandya and Rahul, saying the two tried to act “cool” on the television show but ended up making fools out of themselves.”It [the suspension] was bound to happen. The BCCI has taken the right decision. That’s the way forward too. In this case, there was a lot of talk about sexism, racism and other ill-natured comments. You don’t tell these kinds of things on national television. We don’t even discuss these things with our friends,” Harbhajan told India Today on Friday.”They have openly said.. ‘I have done this, I have done that’. It was shocking to me. Many of my seniors, my friends have been talking about it and it has been shocking to all of them.”He [Hardik] tried to look cool on TV by putting other players also on the same level. People might think that Harbhajan Singh is one of them, Anil Kumble is also one of them and Sachin Tendulkar is also one of them. We are not like them.”This is wrong. They need to understand they play cricket and people treat them as gods. They can’t go out and say such things while pretending to be cool. You’re making fool out of yourself. This definitely was going to happen.”Also Read | Second time in 82 years Indian cricketers sent back from overseas tour over disciplinary reasonsAlso Read | Won’t travel in same bus as Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspended for Koffee With Karan, to return homelast_img read more

Everton v Bournemouth: match preview

first_img 11 Daniels 8 Lerma Premier League BOU EVE 48 52 BOU48EVE52% 20 Bernard 6 Surman 23 Coleman 30 Richarlison 16 8 Topics 20 Brooks (s 82′) 14 Tosun 26 Davies 4 Keane 5 Zouma 13 Everton Off target 9 AFC Bournemouth 2 Everton On target 7 AFC Bournemouth 19 Stanislas 27 Begovic 8 Andre Gomes 5 9 Match stats 10 Sigurdsson Substitutes Possession 11 Walcott 13 Mina 17 King Share on Facebook 22 Stekelenburg 4 Gosling 17 Gueye 3 Cook 29 Calvert-Lewin (s 78′)center_img (s 68′) 23 Clyne 15 Smith 5 Ake AFC Bournemouth 1 Boruc Bournemouth 43 Kenny 24 Fraser 1 Pickford 21 Rico 12 Digne (s 90′) Goal attempts Two out-of-form teams meet at Goodison Park, although only one manager finds himself under scrutiny. Marco Silva delivered a passionate yet reasoned defence of his early work at Everton on Friday following criticism of the team’s league position from the majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri. It is criticism Silva accepts after a run of one win in eight league games. Bournemouth’s recent results are even worse, with Eddie Howe’s side losing 10 of their last 13 matches in all competitions. Liverpool loanee Nathaniel Clyne is in line for his league debut but fellow new boy Dominic Solanke is sidelined with a hamstring problem. Andy HunterSunday 2.15pm SSPLVenue Goodison ParkLast season Everton 2 Bournemouth 1Referee Anthony TaylorThis season G18 Y57 R0 3.16 cards/gameOdds H 4-5 A 7-2 D 3-1EVERTONSubs from Stekelenburg, Tosun, Walcott, Keane, Davies, McCarthy, Baines, Jagielka, Kenny, Schneiderlin, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin, BaningimeDoubtful NoneInjured NoneSuspended NoneDiscipline Y31 R2Form DLLWLLLeading scorer Richarlison 9BOURNEMOUTHSubs from Boruc, Simpson, Mousset, Pugh, Taylor, Stanislas, Ibe, RicoDoubtful Fraser (hamstring), King (ill), Wilson (hamstring)Injured Solanke (hamstring, Feb), Smith (knee, Feb), L Cook (knee, unknown), Francis (knee, unknown)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y33 R1Form LLWLLDLeading scorer Wilson 9 resources 10 Ibe Share on LinkedIn Match previews 31 Lookman Fouls Lineups Everton (s 87′) Share on Pinterest Corners Share on Twitter Substitutes Share via Email Everton 9 Mousset 25 Simpson Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Detained Kyrgyz expresident was plotting coup security chief

first_imgBishkek: Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev, who was detained in raids on his compound last week, was seeking to overthrow the government, the head of the country’s security services said Tuesday. “His intention was a state coup. I say that officially,” Orozbek Opumbayev, the head of the national security services (GKNB), told a news conference in the capital Bishkek. Atambayev was detained in a massive security operation on Thursday after a previous attempt to detain him a day earlier failed amid clashes between his supporters and law enforcement that left one special forces officer dead. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The raids came after Atambayev had ignored three police summonses for questioning in connection with the release of a well-known underworld figure during his presidency. The Central Asian state, which has seen two revolutions in less than two decades, is caught in a standoff between the former leader and his protege-turned-foe President Sooronbai Jeenbekov. Jeenbekov and Atambayev were once friends, and the former leader backed the incumbent in the 2017 election, triggering accusations that administrative resources were used to sway the vote. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls That election marked an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power between heads of state in the ex-Soviet Muslim-majority nation of six million people. The current crisis has drawn in Russia — the country’s Soviet-era master and traditional political patron — where hundreds of thousands of Kyrgyz work as migrant labourers. Last month Russian President Vladimir Putin met with both Jeenbekov and Atambayev in Moscow in a bid to defuse the confrontation.last_img read more

Over 46 Million In Grants To Hunger Relief Charities Through Hunger Is

first_imgThe Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced that Hunger Is, their joint charitable program designed to raise awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in America, awarded over $4.6 million to fund hunger relief charities that aim to feed hungry children throughout the country.“I am overjoyed to witness Hunger Is making a difference on a local level by awarding over $4.6 million in grants to provide more breakfasts to children in need. I’m so happy to help raise attention and start conversations about the critical issue of childhood hunger in America,” stated award-winning actress and Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis. “I was one of the millions of children who went to school hungry every day. I am proud to support an organization that is giving children the fuel that they need to succeed.”Hunger Is once again invited qualified organizations to respond with approaches to increase access to free and reduced-cost school breakfast, to improve the nutritional quality of breakfast programs, and to expand weekend, summer and vacation feeding programs.These grants are supported by the September 2016 Hunger Is fundraising campaign that included both customer donations at the check stand and donations generated by the purchase of participating products in more than 2,300 Albertsons Companies stores in 33 states throughout the U.S. Stores include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Carrs and others. To date, Hunger Is has raised more than $18 million and funded 273 programs. A list of grant recipients can be found at hungeris.org/grantawards.Currently only half of the 22 million children in the U.S. who are eligible for free or reduced-cost breakfast receive this most important meal of the day. The following are examples of programs that will help increase access to healthy food for thousands of children:• The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank was awarded a grant to support the creation of a new Children’s Breakfast Program, which will provide breakfast items for the weekend and summer months, ensuring they have access to breakfasts when school is out of session. • • Food Bank of the Rockies, in Denver, Colorado, was awarded a grant to support their Totes of Hope® program, which provides children with totes filled with child friendly food each Friday to eat over the weekend when not at school. • • Minnie’s Food Pantry, in Plano, Texas, was awarded a grant to support their Breakfast Club program, which provides healthy breakfast items to children and their families, as well as nutrition education classes. • • The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank was awarded a grant to support their School Backpack Program, which provides child-friendly, nutritious food items every week to be taken home in the child’s backpack on the weekends. • • Hunger Is also continued its support for The Idaho Foodbank, which was awarded a new grant for their backpack program. The program fills children’s backpacks with nutritious food each Friday so that the children have nourishment, not just during the week, but also over the weekend.“The funds raised in our stores are continuing to make a positive impact for children and schools throughout the country,” said Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director of the Albertsons Companies Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and the dedication of our store teams, more children will start their school day with the fuel they need to succeed.”Albertsons Companies’ store divisions help select grant recipients in their region, in concert with the Hunger Is Advisory Committee (HIAC). The HIAC is comprised of leaders from renowned hunger advocacy organizations in the U.S., including the Center for Hunger Free Communities (Drexel University), a community-engaged research, service, advocacy and policy center; Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity; Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, an internationally renowned biomedical research institute focused on pediatric health; the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in the U.S.; Hunger Free America, which operates the national hunger hotline and sponsors the nationwide Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps AmeriCorps VISTA program in 32 states; Share Our Strength, whose No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and WhyHunger, which supports grassroots solutions to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious and affordable food. The committee provides guidance in defining priorities and addressing needs, and makes funding recommendations for approval by the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the EIF Board of Directors.“We are so proud of the serious impact the Hunger Is initiative has been able to make on the critical issue of childhood hunger in America,” stated EIF President and CEO Lisa Paulsen. “We are grateful to Viola Davis for sharing her personal story and for dedicating her time and energy to advance Hunger Is in its mission. Working with our valued partner, the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the members of the Hunger Is Advisory Committee, we will continue to dedicate our work to provide more breakfasts to children in need and to help America’s children be ready for more learning, more of life.”More information about the issue is available at HungerIs.org, along with simple ways for individuals to donate.last_img read more

Carefully workedout caste arithmetic in NDAs list of LS candidates for Bihar

first_imgPatna: A carefully worked-out caste arithmetic meets the eye on perusal of the list of Lok Sabha candidates in Bihar announced by the NDA, comprising the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP. The coalition, which is expected to secure a major chunk of the votes of upper castes who are believed to be, by and large, supporters of the BJP, has given tickets to 13 people of the ‘general category’. Only one of the candidates, JD(U) nominee from Kishanganj Mahmood Ashraf, is a Muslim. Speculation was rife that the BJP’s Muslim face Shahnawaz Husain would be fielded from Bhagalpur or Kishanganj, the seats he had earlier represented in the Lok Sabha, but both went to the JD(U). The coalition is yet to come out with the name of its candidate for Khagaria, which the LJP has retained. It is currently represented by Mahboob Ali Kaisar, a former president of the state Congress unit. Among the upper caste candidates, seven are Rajputs who in the distant past had sided with the Janata Dal, founded by V P Singh, and remained sympathetic, for some time, to its splinter group, the RJD, founded by Lalu Prasad. Notable among them are Radha Mohan Singh (Motihari), R K Singh (Ara) and Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Saran), all from the BJP. Besides, three candidates — Giriraj Singh (BJP- Begusarai), Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan (JDU-Munger) and Chandan Kumar (LJP-Nawada) — belong to the Bhumihar community, believed to be the most vocal and assertive among all the upper caste groups in Bihar. Two Brahmins from the BJP, Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Buxar) and Gopalji Thakur (Darbhanga), have found a place in the list. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, a Kayasth, has been fielded from Patna Sahib, which has a sizeable population of the community. He faces the challenge of retaining the seat for the BJP in a straight contest with second-term MP Shatrughan Sinha, who is likely to be fielded this time by the Congress. Twelve candidates in the list belong to the OBCs, including five Yadavs, the most populous in the state and on whom the RJD banks heavily in addition to the Muslims. Notable Yadav candidates in the contest are state BJP president Nityanand Rai (Ujiyarpur) and Ram Kripal Yadav (Pataliputra). Six Dalits are also in the fray in as many reserved constituencies. Four of these are Paswans, including the LJP chief’s son Chirag (Jamui) and brothers Ram Chandra Paswan (Samastipur) and Pashupati Kumar Paras (Hajipur). Seven candidates, hailing from numerically small, geographically scattered and extremely backward classes such as Dhanuk, Kevat, Gangota and Chandravanshi Kahaar, have also made it to the list. “The NDA has adequately represented every section of the society in its distribution of tickets. The coalition is going to demolish the divisive and casteist politics of the RJD and Grand Alliance parties in the Lok Sabha elections,” BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand said. Bihar, which has 40 parliamentary constituencies, goes to polls in seven phases between April 11 and May 19.last_img read more

Man shot dead in Loni

first_imgGhaziabad: A 20-year-old trader was allegedly shot dead by his neighbouring shopkeeper after a heated argument broke out between them in Loni area of Ghaziabad on Sunday night. According to police, the deceased has been identified as Rohit Kumar, a native of Roop Nagar area in Loni. Cops said that the deceased runs a RO water plant in Loni area while the accused is a owner of garment shop in the market. Police officials said that the incident took place around 10 pm on Sunday, when the accused, identified as Ankit (24), opened fire on Rohit following an altercation. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”Preliminary investigations showed that a heated argument broke out between the Rohit and Ankit at the time of closing shop, following which Ankit took no time to pull out his pistol and opened fire on Rohit. The victim was shot two bullets and he fell down on the ground. The other shopkeepers of the market took him to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to injuries. Police took the body into custody which was sent for post mortem,” said Neeraj Kumar Jadaun, Superintendent of Police (Rural), Ghaziabad. “Following the incident, an FIR under section 302 (punishment for murder) has been registered against the accused. The accused is at large while we have formed teams who are searching various suspected hideouts to nab him at the earliest,” added Jadaun.last_img read more

Bollywood actress appointed UN ambassador for child rights and adolescence

One of Indian cinema’s leading lights, Priyanka Chopra, was today appointed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as its newest National Ambassador, with the responsibility of promoting issues relating to child rights and adolescence.“I am very honoured to formalize my association with UNICEF as their National Ambassador to help bring awareness for child rights and adolescence.” said Priyanka Chopra at today’s ceremony in New Delhi.“Over the past few years, I have worked very closely with the team at UNICEF to bring awareness to a number of causes related to India’’ young and I realized that there is so much more to be done. I hope that by lending my voice I can make a difference to their lives.”“You all know Priyanka Chopra as a shining star of Indian cinema,” said UNICEF representative Karin Hulshof. “Now I tell you that she is equally passionate about her work on behalf of children and adolescents.“We are proud of the work she has done with us so far on child rights and we are thrilled about all what we will be doing together so that no child gets left behind. Priyanka, with her unwavering commitment to child rights, will help to create a world fit for children.”A former Miss World winner, Ms. Chopra entered the Hindi film industry in 2002. Since then she has appeared in many films and last year won a top prize at India’s most prominent film award ceremony.Since beginning her collaboration with UNICEF in 2008, Ms. Chopra has also recorded a series of public service announcements championing girls’ education and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. She has also participated in a media panel discussion to promote child rights.Ms. Chopra joins Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore in supporting UNICEF’s work for children in India and around the world.UNICEF Ambassadors are celebrities with a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children. Highly talented in their own right, they share an ability to bring attention to children’s issues, to galvanize support from the public and leading decision-makers, and to raise urgently needed funds for UNICEF programmes. 10 August 2010One of Indian cinema’s leading lights, Priyanka Chopra, was today appointed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as its newest National Ambassador, with the responsibility of promoting issues relating to child rights and adolescence. read more

International Criminal Court hearings start in case seen by UN as move

Hearings began today to determine whether a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) accused of recruiting child soldiers will be the first person tried before the International Criminal Court (ICC), in a case which United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has described as sending a message that impunity will not be tolerated. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was formally charged by the ICC Prosecutor’s office in August with enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate actively in hostilities.The hearings, which will last until 28 November at the ICC’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, will determine whether there is enough evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that Mr. Lubanga Dyilo committed the crimes charged. Mr. Lubanga Dyilo, who was arrested in March, is the President of the Union des Patriotes Congolais (UPC) and was the commander-in-chief of its former military wing, the Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo (FPLC) in 2002-03 in the Ituri district in the north-eastern DRC.He is accused of playing “an overall coordinating role” in the policy of the FPLC to recruit and enlist child soldiers and providing the “organizational, infrastructural and logistical framework for its implementation.”In August, ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo described the charges as “just the first step in the case… We believe our evidence is strong,” he said. “However, until his guilt is established, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo is presumed innocent.”In March, Mr. Annan said he was very pleased with Mr. Lubanga Dyilo’s arrest. “It’s a very good example for other,” he told a news conference in Kinshasa, the DRC capital. “It is a message that impunity cannot be accepted, and international community working with the Government must to everything to ensure that this kind of activity cannot continue.”Established by the Rome Statute of 1998, the ICC can try cases involving individuals charged with war crimes committed since July 2002. The UN Security Council, the ICC Prosecutor or a State Party to the court can initiate any proceedings, and the ICC only acts when countries themselves are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute. read more

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VIDEO This sixyearold is a better dancer than you

first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HrrbkYJM2MYouTube/MoBo1982YOU KNOW HOW whenever you decide to throw some shapes, there’s always someone who’s really good and makes you feel rubbish?Well, imagine if that person was six years old.That’s how the guy who dances first in this video feels.More: Why do Germans find it so hard to say “squirrel”?>VIDEO: Man reacts to being slapped awake by his wife>last_img

Apple passes Google as most valuable brand for the first time

first_imgThe BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands rankings has been released and it looks like we have a new leader. Google has topped the rankings the last four years but has finally been overtaken by Apple, which saw its market capitalization even surpass Microsoft’s.Apple was able to top Google thanks to an 84% increase in brand value over last year compared to Google’s 2% loss during the same time period. The Apple brand is now valued at over $153 billion compared to Google’s $111 billion brand evaluation. No doubt helping the Apple brand has been the success of the iPhone 4 and the iPad tablet.AdChoices广告Other technology companies within the overall top 10 include:#3 – IBM with over $100 billion brand value (17% increase)#5 – Microsoft with over $78 billion brand value (2% increase)#7 – AT&T with nearly $70 billion brand value#9 – China Mobile with over $57 bullion brand value (9% increase)AT&T and China Mobile were the only two wireless carrier brands to crack the top 10.The report also shows a triple-digit rise by two technology companies including the Chinese search engine Baidu and the Facebook social network. Though it was not able to crack the top 10, Facebook’s brand showed an impressive rise over the last year with a 246% increase giving it a value of over $19 billion and placing it in the top 100 list for the first time at #35. To put Facebook’s accomplishment in perspective, the report now places the Facebook brand over the Disney brand which still saw a 15% increase from 2010. The Chinese search engine Baidu also had triple digit growth at 141% giving the brand a #29 ranking and a value of over $22 billion.The BrandZ’s top 10 technology brands were ranked:Apple, $153 billionGoogle, $111 billionIBM, $100 billionMicrosoft, $78 billionHP, $35 billionOracle, $26 billionSAP, $26 billionBlackBerry, $24 billionBaidu, $22 billionFacebook, $19 billionTelecom providers were in their own category with AT&T ranked #1 among them and Verizon Wireless ranked #4 at $42 billion.Read more at the Milward Brown website.Brian’s OpinionI will go ahead and make the prediction now that Apple will retain its top spot in the list of the most valuable global brands next year as well. This year alone the company has already expanded the iPhone to the Verizon Wireless network and has released the iPad 2. If rumors are true and an iPhone 5 will come out later this year than I would have to believe that will cement Apple’s position over that of Google.Technology brands seem to have dominated the list this year, in fact the only top five brand which was not associated with a technology company was McDonald’s. AT&T and Verizon Wireless also have to feel pretty good about their rankings since they placed in the top 5 of telecom providers. If AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA is approved by federal regulators you can only guess that AT&T will continue their dominance in the brand rankings for next year which includes a possibility of moving higher in the top 100 rankings.A common question philosophers ask is, “What is in a name?” This report on the top brands shows that the answer is sometimes billions of dollars. The loss of a brand’s image makes a real impact on the bottom line so companies pay close attention to their brands. Two brands which may need some nurturing to keep their current rankings include Google and Microsoft. While I really think that Google may hang on to its #2 ranking next year, if the company doesn’t do more to put it brand out there it may not be #2 in the 2013 list. Microsoft on the other hand has a real risk of dropping from the top 5 next year, especially since Facebook is on the hunt. At Facebook’s current rate of growth the company could easily move into the top 10 next year.last_img read more

Aegean Air looks to the future with €4 billion Airbus jet order

first_imgFollowing a strong 2017 in sales and tourism in Greece booming, Aegean Airlines is looking to renew its fleet of single-aisle planes and to add capacity for future expansion with an order of 42 aircraft from Airbus worth €4 billion (AU$6.4 billion) announced on Wednesday.The order is significant for both the airline, and Greece itself given it is one of the biggest investments by a private Greek company since the financial crisis hit in 2010.Aegean had been considering the upgrade for the past 12 months in a bid to also reduce its maintenance costs.“Today is a very important day for Aegean,” said Vice-Chairman Eftychios Vassilakis during a press conference this week.“We confirmed our commitment to improve our competitiveness by signing a deal for an order of up to 42 aircraft,” with 30 jetliners confirmed with the option for an additional 12 in the agreement.Ten of the 30 confirmed jetliners will be Airbus A321 neo aircraft and the remaining 20 slightly smaller A320 neo jets.According to the airline, the agreement signed is part of an expansion and renewal program expected to take place between 2020 and 2025. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Radiographie définition comment se passe un examen et y atil des risques

first_imgRadiographie : définition, comment se passe un examen, et y a-t-il des risques ?La radiographie est une technique d’imagerie médicale qui permet d’obtenir des clichés des os et de différents organes du corps humain. Derrière ce terme générique est regroupé l’ensemble des examens qui utilisent des rayons X.Qu’est-ce que la radiographie ?Les rayons X correspondent à des rayonnements ionisants qui possèdent la propriété de pouvoir traverser la matière vivante. C’est à partir de ce principe que fonctionne la radiographie et qu’elle permet de visualiser différentes zones et structures de l’organisme :- le squelette, – les poumons,- l’abdomen, – la vessie,- les articulations, – les seins (mammographie)… Les radiographies peuvent être pratiquées dans un cadre hospitalier ou au sein de cabinets de radiologie en ville. Les indications de la radiographie sont multiples et variées : fracture, arthrose, calculs rénaux, occlusion intestinale, tumeur, infection bactérienne et/ou virale, lésion…Radiographie : comment se déroule l’examen ?Avant d’être pris en charge par le technicien en radiologie ou par le radiologue, le patient se voit indiquer les vêtements à retirer en fonction de la radiographie qu’il doit passer. Il est ensuite positionné correctement au niveau de l’appareil radiologique, c’est-à-dire entre le tube qui va diffuser les rayons X et la plaque qui renferme le film radiographique (pellicule photosensible) sur lequel les images vont être impressionnées. Le manipulateur va ensuite se placer derrière une vitre plombée de manière à ne pas recevoir de rayonnements. Il communique oralement les instructions au patient afin d’obtenir des clichés de qualité. Les images ainsi obtenues vont varier en fonction de la densité des tissus que les rayons X traverseront. Ainsi, les os apparaissent en blanc tandis que les tissus mous affichent des teintes grisâtres. Il est possible qu’un liquide de contraste soit préalablement injecté pour faciliter la lisibilité.Radiographie : quels sont les risques pour la santé ?S’il n’est absolument pas douloureux, l’examen radiographique n’en demeure pas moins soumis à de nombreuses précautions. En effet, les rayons ne sont pas dénués de dangers potentiels sur la santé puisqu’ils possèdent un caractère irradiant. À lire aussiRadiologie : vers des examens en 3D et une irradiation plus faibleC’est la raison pour laquelle les radiographies ne sont préconisées que lorsque le bénéfice de la réalisation est jugé comme étant supérieur aux risques encourus. Sinon, d’autres types d’examens seront privilégiés, à l’image de l’IRM, par exemple. Néanmoins, la majorité des doses de radiations reçues lors d’un examen radiographique sont faibles et n’augmentent pas les risques de développer une lésion cancéreuse. C’est plutôt la répétition des examens qui s’avère problématique. En outre, la grossesse et l’allaitement constituent des contre-indications à la radiographie. Il est donc indispensable d’en informer le radiologue préalablement.Le 25 avril 2017 à 17:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Prandelli satisfied with a point in debut game

first_imgCesare Prandelli has expressed his satisfaction in Genoa’s 1-1 draw with SPAL despite playing with ten men on his debut.Domenico Criscito was given the marching orders after just 11 minutes, swiftly followed by an Andrea Petagna opener for the visitors, but Krzysztof Piatek converted a penalty to equalise.“We could not have asked for much more when working together for only a couple of days. The only thing we could hope for was a show of character and we saw that this evening,” Prandelli told Football Italia.“Now we’ve got to get the team calm and focused.”Prandelli full of regrets as he leaves Genoa Taimoor Khan – June 20, 2019 Cesare Prandelli is not going to be at the dugout for Genoa next season and the former Italy boss admits that he has a…This was Prandelli’s first Serie A match in eight years, having worked as Italy CT, then abroad in Spain, Turkey, and Dubai.“I thank President Enrico Preziosi and the club for thinking of me. With great humility, I will give my best to help this team grow and improve.“I am convinced we can have a great season at Genoa. Now I want to get to know all the players before making any decisions on whether we need adjustments during the January transfer window.”last_img read more