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Tendulkar to adopt another village in Andhra Pradesh

first_imgTirupati, Nov 16 (PTI) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today inaugurated projects worth Rs 6 crore at his adopted village of Puttamrajuvari Kandriga near Gudur, 110 km from here, as people thronged the area to accord a grand welcome to him.This is Tendulkars second visit to the village with a population of just 600. Hundreds of villagers, including women and children from nearby areas, thronged the region to have a glimpse of Tendulkar who was accompanied by top district officials. A couple- Vijaylakshmi and Gopalaiah-, in their fifties, were the happiest as the cricket legend arrived at their house to have a cup of tea as promised by him during his earlier visit. He also blessed their newly wed son and daughter-in-law during his brief stay there. Tendulkar asked district officials to let him know about any other facilities to be taken up for development of the village. Later, at a brief function arranged at the new school playground, he announced that he would adopt Gollapalli village, half a km from Puttamrajuvari Kandriga. It would be developed with an amount of about Rs 3.05 crore, he said. Tendulkar said his adopted village had witnessed “tremendous” change with proper facilities and people have learnt to keep the village hygienic.”I am very happy for this,” he said, adding he would visit the village again. The sports star was in the village for about 90 minutes interacting with residents, including self-help groups for women, elderly, youth and children.Tendulkar, a Rajya Sabha MP, had adopted the village in Andhra Pradesh in November 2014 as part of the PMs Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). The initiative involves converting the village, housing 120 families, into a smart one.advertisementTendulkar had in November 2014, laid foundation stone for 15 projects, including a school playground, concrete streets, electricity, 24 hours drinking water supply, toilets and a furnished community hall with an allocation of Rs 2.80 crore from his MP Local Area Development Scheme (LADS) fund. The Nellore district administration had also contributed Rs 3.20 crore to strengthen Tendulkars mission to transform the undeveloped village into a model one, officials said. Tendulkar, who arrived by a helicopter from Chennai, affectionately advised the villagers to keep the environs hygienic to live a healthy and happy life. PTI CORR BN SRYlast_img read more

SRK’s DU admission form gets him trolled for scoring 51/100 in English

first_imgHeartthrob of many, Shahrukh Khan popularly known as Bollywood’s King Khan is one such actor who has a fan following from ever age group. He has proved his worth not only as an ace actor but also as a kind and generous human being. There are many actors in the B-town who are just high school pass or even less. But SRK is not only a graduate from one of the best Indian colleges, Hans Raj College, but has also been excellent in sports. Recently, a copy of his admission form has been shared by a portal related to the Delhi University called DU Times and the actor’s marks in English came under a lot of criticism.Low marks in English As per a First Post report, in the form, his marks in the subjects of physics and math are also mentioned, but people are occupied with the outrage over his English scores.The form shows that he obtained only  51/100 in English, after which many Facebook users have been commenting on how difficult is it to get admission nowadays with such marks. Lots of support floating in Several people are stumped that Khan can speak English so well despite scoring only half of the total marks in this particular paper. But then, there are those fans who have been supporting him and feel that marks have got nothing to do with one’s success and it is only one’s hard work which decide a man’s future. I’m proud of SRK: Hans Raj College principal The Hans Raj College principal echoed their sentiments and said to Hindustan Times, “Sharing an admission form is not illegal but making fun of his marks is not right. Students should understand that the scenario was different back then. The marking scheme and checking was different and difficult back then. I feel proud that Shah Rukh is from my college and marks don’t matter, it is the overall development that matters.”advertisement One such Facebook user remarked, ”Well, some people here are commenting that he did not score well enough. He got a 74.25 per cent and this was probably somewhere around 1983-84. I guess this meant a pretty decent grade back then.”Read: 82-year-old Om Prakash Chautala passes Class 12 from Tihar Jail with first divisionRead: Thinking of dropping out from school, son of Rajasthan labourer clears Class 12 board exam with 98 per centFor information on more latest news and updates, click here.last_img read more

Tiger Woods Drops Out Again

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods knew his tournament was over before anyone else did.Standing on the third green on the North Course at Torrey Pines — his 12th hole of the opening round in the Farmers Insurance Open — he motioned to caddie Joe LaCava to retrieve his ball marker some 35 feet from the cup.Moments later, he shook hands with Rickie Fowler and Billy Horschel, got into a golf cart and headed for the parking lot.The scene has become far more familiar than Woods posing with a trophy, especially over the last 18 months.Woods left the Honda Classic in the final round after 13 holes with what he called back spasms. He was driven to the parking lot at Firestone after eight holes when he said spasms returned from a jarring leap into a deep bunker. And on Thursday, the reason for withdrawing was the weather.It’s a little more complicated than that.Woods said he warmed up nicely at Torrey Pines in the morning as fog finally lifted along the Pacific bluffs. Waiting for his tee time, play was suspended for 90 minutes when the fog returned, and Woods didn’t quite feel the same.“It’s just my glutes are shutting off,” he said. “Then they don’t activate and then, hence, it goes into my lower back. So I tried to activate my glutes as best I could in between, but they never stayed activated.”Medical lingo aside, he never looked comfortable. Horschel noticed it early after they started — finally — on the 10th hole.“If I didn’t see it on 10, I saw it on 11,” Horschel said. “Then I asked him when I walked off 12 tee, ‘Back hurting you again?’ He said, ‘Spasms.’ And it was unfortunate.”Woods now has gone 12 straight PGA Tour events without a top 10, dating to his runner-up finish in The Barclays in 2013 when back pain dropped him to his knees.This was his first round since a career-high 82 last week in the Phoenix Open to tie for last with a club pro and miss the cut by 12 shots.“It’s tough to see a guy I look up to, a guy I consider a friend, to have issues with spasms,” Horschel said. “It’s tough to see him go, but he was in quite a bit of pain.”Nicholas Thompson had an 8-under 64 on the North Course and had a one-shot lead over Michael Thompson when play was suspended by darkness.Brooks Koepka, coming off his victory in the Phoenix Open, had a 66 on the North. The best score on the tougher South Course belonged to Jhonnatan Vegas, who shot 67.Dustin Johnson, playing for the first time since his six-month leave for “personal challenges,” holed out for eagle on No. 4 on the South Course as his lone highlight. He had five bogeys and was 2 over with one hole remaining.But this day was all about Woods, which used to be typical at Torrey Pines because he has won the tournament seven times. This was different. Several players came out of the scoring area and said, “What happened to Tiger?”It has become a troubling trend for Woods. In his last six tournaments since back surgery last March, he has missed the cut three times, withdrawn twice and finished 69th in the British Open, his lowest 72-hole finish in a major.“It’s just tough not seeing him have his best, whether it’s with his game or with his health,” Fowler said.Woods was 2-over par through 11 holes and in a tie for 130th when he withdrew.He will fall to his worst world ranking since before he won his first PGA Tour event as a 20-year-old in 1996, and he most likely will not qualify for a World Golf Championship for only the second time in his career.Woods is not expected to play again until the Honda Classic in three weeks. Doral is the following week. He did not indicate earlier in the week that he would add tournaments to his schedule ahead of the Masters, which is April 9-12.His opening nine holes were more of the same kind of golf he showed in the Phoenix Open last week with a short game that was shocking.On his first hole, the par-4 10th, Woods short-sided himself right of the green and he bladed his chip some 35 feet beyond the hole for a bogey.He was in trouble again on the next hole, facing the same chip, and this time struck it perfectly. He chipped in to save par.From there, it was a mixed bag of poor tee shots (he hit only one fairway) and poor iron shots. His tee shot on the par-3 12th wound up on a front tee box at the 13th hole.On his final hole, the short par-4 second, he sent a sand wedge from the rough well over the gallery and nearly onto a tee box at the next hole. He flubbed a flop shot and wound up making double bogey.Woods won five times in 2013 and was PGA Tour player of the year. His future looked foggy leaving San Diego.(DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ventura happy with Italy recovery

first_imgItaly Result was Italy’s priority against Israel, says Ventura Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 06:18 9/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) GiampieroVentura - cropped Getty Images Italy Italy v Israel Israel WC Qualification Europe World Cup After a dismal defeat to Spain at the weekend, the Italy coach was simply happy to see his side win against Israel on Tuesday. Italy coach Giampiero Ventura says his focus was solely on delivering three points against Israel after the disappointment of a humbling by Spain.The Azzurri were blown away in Madrid on Saturday, losing 3-0 to leave their place at next year’s World Cup surely reliant on a two-legged play-off.International Football Odds Here Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina But Italy recovered some composure against Israel – despite a poor first half – and won through Ciro Immobile’s header to all but confirm a second-placed finish in Group G that should lead to a play-off berth.Ventura conceded that was as much as he could hope for in Reggio Emilia, with little time to work on improving their overall performance.”It was clear that the result was the priority, but I am happy,” the coach said. “I am happy because staying in the opposition half for 80 minutes is tough.”We were sluggish in the first half but then picked up the pace and put balls into the box constantly.| #ItalyIsrael 1-0#Immobile’s goal settled it as the #Azzurri returned to winning ways in qualification for #WC2018. #VivoAzzurro pic.twitter.com/zqmObxvQce— Italy (@azzurri) September 5, 2017″It’s clear there’s a lot more work to do. We did what we could over three days [after losing to Spain], but I am satisfied with how the team worked.”I think the players realised that if we had the same tempo [in the first half] as in the second half, we would have created many, many more chances.”We take it one step at a time. When we look back over this game, we’ll see the progress.”Italy can still catch Spain at the top of the pool, but it would take a shock collapse from Julen Lopetegui’s outstanding side and Ventura is happy enough with taking an alternative route to Russia.”Everyone, from the day of the draw, said a play-off was likely, so it’s not a surprise,” he added. “If we had beaten Spain, it would have been abnormal.”last_img read more

Tunisian club let fans choose new manager

first_imgWTF Who’s the boss? Tunisian club to appoint new manager based on fan poll Goal 05:47 11/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) C. A. Bizertin fans egypt WTF Bizertin Premier League CA Bizertin Club have decided to put the important decision of choosing a successor to the ousted Al-Asaad Al-Daridi in the hands of their supporters Tunisian side CA Bizertin Club have taken the remarkable decision to appoint their new manager based on the result of a supporters poll.Normally, teams think long and hard about who to hand the reins to, with those at the very top of the club making the ultimate decision.Bizertin have opted to break from tradition and put the call into the hands of their fans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Those choosing to cast a vote have until Sunday to make their selection, with a six-man shortlist from which to select.With Al-Asaad Al-Daridi having been removed from his post, the vacancy must be filled by someone.Among the contenders is Frenchman Bertrand Marchand and Serbian coach Ratko Dostanic, who would be taking in a second spell at the helm if appointed.Khaled ben Yehia, Waleed Thabet, Hamid Ramdana and Adel el Selemy are also in the running.Al-Daridi left the club amid financial disagreements, with Bizertin in a healthy position in the Tunisian top-flight.The club currently sit third in the table having taken 16 points from eight games so far.last_img read more

Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas in mix for Winter Olympics skeleton silverware

first_imgLizzy Yarnold defied a sinus infection and a spell of dizziness to set a track record in Pyeongchang to set up a possible Super Saturday for British athletes at the Winter Olympics.Yarnold, who won skeleton gold in Sochi four years ago, set her record in the first run before slipping back slightly to reach the halfway stage in third place but only 0.10 seconds behind Jacqueline Lölling of Germany, with two runs left on Saturday.With Yarnold’s team-mate Laura Deas sitting in fourth, 0.17sec off the lead, there remains the possibility of one or two skeleton medals for Britain on Saturday. And with Elise Christie trying to put the heartbreak of her crash in the 500m final when she competes in the 1500m and the teenager Izzy Atkin going in the ski slopestyle, Britain has four potential medal winners.Yarnold said she was happy with her performance, despite struggling with her health. “It was a much faster track than it had been in training,” she said. “I have got a bit of a throat and sore sinus thing going on. I think I am struggling to breathe enough because it’s very cold here. It’s a little bit dusty as well, so I am doing lots of steaming over a bowl.“It’s actually a brilliant track and it’s been a great first night racing. This is the bit I love, going home and everyone getting all nervous and I get a great night’s sleep and then fighting again for it tomorrow.”Yarnold also believes she could yet make history by being the first Briton to retain a Winter Olympic title. “I’m an athlete that loves to compete at these big events when everyone is bringing their best, so I think I am still well in the mix,” she said. “The big goal, which is frightening to say sometimes, is to be the first British Winter Olympian to retain my title.”Meanwhile Deas said she was really happy with where she is after day one. “It is a tough, technical track and it rewards a fast push,” she said. “You really have to think all the way down – there is no place where you can let your brain rest. It is hard work so coming back fresh tomorrow is important.“It is a really nice place to be, sitting in fourth, only seven hundredths out of a medal. This is a sport where anything can happen and it can change in a split second. I just want to stay positive.” Read more news Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics Winter Olympics Winter Olympics 2018 Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Winter Olympics 2018: day seven from Pyeongchang – as it happened Share on Facebook Lizzy Yarnold Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Andy Murray: ‘I went from world No 1 to not being able to walk’

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Share via Email The Q&A Read more Share on LinkedIn What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you? I was walking to play a match at Wimbledon when I was about 19 and someone said, “Oh that fucking Scottish wanker just walked by.” At the time I was struggling to deal with attention, and it hurt quite a lot.What is your most unappealing habit? I bite my fingernails and the skin around them.What is your favourite smell? I love paint and petrol.What or who is the greatest love of your life? There’s only one answer to that because it could end in divorce – my wife.What does love feel like? I am happy to sit in silence with my wife and I think that is a good sign – we are just happy being in each other’s company.Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Ricky Gervais, Barack Obama and Muhammad Ali.What has been your biggest disappointment?Professionally, when I lost my first Wimbledon final. I am also disappointed I didn’t learn Spanish when I lived there.When did you last cry, and why? Driving home on my own, thinking about the last 18 months, which have been really difficult, and getting back to playing tennis again without any pain in my hip. It was happy crying. Lennie James: The love of my life? Tottenham. And my wife Sign up to hear about our weekend newspapers Share on Pinterest features Share on Messenger Born in Glasgow, Andy Murray, 32, turned professional in 2005. In 2012 he took gold at the London Olympics and won the US Open. The following summer he won Wimbledon. In 2016 he took the title again and also triumphed at the Rio Olympics. This January he had hip surgery, but June saw a return to form, when he won the Queen’s Club doubles with Feliciano Lopez. Murray is hosting a game at the American Express Fan Experience at Wimbledon this year. He is married with two children and lives in Surrey.What is your greatest fear? It freaks me out when I can’t move my body. It started when I scored a goal in football and everybody jumped on top of me to celebrate. It also happened when I got rolled up in a gym mat and couldn’t move my arms or my legs.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I’m too argumentative and too hard on myself.What is your favourite word? Carnage.What was your most embarrassing moment? In 2014, when I was down 6-0, 5-0 in London to Roger Federer, and nothing like that had happened to me since I’d been a professional. You are in the middle of a court with 20,000 people in the stadium hoping for a competitive match and that’s not happening. I felt extremely self-conscious.What makes you unhappy? Until recently, hip pain. Topics Share on Facebook Share on Twitter What keeps you awake at night? Overthinking.What is the most important lesson life has taught you? To enjoy the good times, because you never know what’s around the corner. When I had this issue with my hip, I was ranked No 1 in the world and, in the space of a week, I went from competing at the highest level to not being able to walk any more. I was pretty miserable for quite a long time.Where would you most like to be right now?Where I am, sitting with my team on the tennis tour. Andy Murray Read more Share on WhatsApp Tennis Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Hotstar Rs 365 VIP subscription: What is it, what does it offer and everything you need to know

first_imgHotstar Rs 365 VIP subscription: What is it, what does it offer and everything you need to knowHotstar has announced a new subscription plan. It’s more affordable than the Annual Premium plan and is meant to cater to those who don’t want to see all the content from premium genres. Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 08:47 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe VIP subscription costs Rs 365 per annum.Consumers get access to live broadcast of cricket, Premier League and Formula 1.It doesn’t offer access to uncut Hollywood movies and American TV shows.With Internet penetration increasing daily, the popularity of online streaming platforms has been on a continuous rise. Over the last couple of years, we have seen several global streaming companies open shop in India. Additionally, a bunch of local players have also come in big with several streaming channels. Hotstar, which is one of the most popular streaming channels from the Star India group, has been the prime source for viewing Indian TV content online. They offered some shows and movies for free while some were restricted for “Premium” subscribers. However, Hotstar has now come up with a VIP subscription.The VIP subscription is the second subscription offering from Hotstar after its Premium subscription. The new subscription costs Rs 365 and offers access to some sports channels as well as Hindi entertainment channels. The VIP subscription makes it one of the cheapest annual subscriptions in the Internet streaming industry. Consumers who were willing to subscribe to Hotstar ahead of the IPL season can now go for the VIP subscription for an almost live broadcast experience on the Internet.If you want to get a paid subscription for Hotstar and are confused between the Premium subscription and VIP subscription, here’s all you need to know.What is Hotstar VIP plan?The VIP subscription is the latest paid subscription on Hotstar that offers an ad-free content consumption experience as well as lets users access to certain shows and movies that’s not available for free. The VIP subscription costs Rs 365 per annum.What does the VIP subscription offer?The Hotstar VIP subscription offers an ad-free experience similar to the Premium subscription. With the VIP subscription, consumers also get access to live broadcast of cricket, Premier League and Formula 1. The VIP subscription also offers the latest episodes of Indian TV shows at 6 am every day. Members will also be able to watch new Indian movie premieres as well as have access to Hotstar Special content.advertisementWhat the VIP subscription doesn’t offer?With the VIP subscription, Hotstar doesn’t offer access to uncut Hollywood movies and American TV shows from HBO, HOOQ, FOXLife, National Geographic and other English channels.Who should buy the Hotstar VIP subscription?If you want to watch live cricket matches on the move during the upcoming cricket season, then the VIP subscription is an ideal choice. If you like to binge on TV shows and don’t bother about Hollywood movies and American TV shows, the VIP subscription makes better sense.ALSO READ | All-in-one DTH plans: Best value plans you can choose for Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and d2hALSO READ | Jio DTH effect: Airtel Digital TV may rule DTH market with 61 per cent share if it merges with Dish TVALSO READ | New DTH TV rules from Feb 1: What is base pack, what is a la carte and everything you need to know in 10 pointsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow HotstarFollow TVFollow Cricketlast_img read more

Broncos crash Cases cited for judge to consider in sentence of truck

first_imgThe Canadian Press A Saskatchewan court heard sentencing arguments Thursday at a hearing for the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 others.Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty earlier this month to all 29 charges of dangerous driving.The Crown has recommended Sidhu be sentenced to 10 years in prison, while his legal team did not put forward a recommendation.Here is a look at other dangerous driving cases cited during the arguments.Keith DunfordDunford was sentenced to just under two years in jail after he was found guilty of killing a flag worker in a construction zone near Midale, Sask., in August 2012.Court heard that it was 18-year-old Ashley Richards’s first day on the job when she was struck by Dunford’s speeding SUV.Richards, who had recently moved from Lakeside, N.B., was thrown about the width of a football field.Dunford told court said he didn’t see any of the construction warning signs and he was distracted by some papers blowing around in his vehicle.Mohinder Singh SainiSaini was a transport truck driver who was sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of dangerous driving in a fatal 20-vehicle collision on an Ontario highway.Saini was charged with four counts of dangerous driving causing death and nine counts of dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm. Two children were among the four people killed: Carl Laws, Jackie Laws, Jesus Duran-Flores and Cuauhtemoc Duran-Flores.Court heard Saini was driving with a loaded trailer in a construction zone at about 100 km/h when he hit the brakes, but struck a Ford Fiesta and triggered the collision in Whitby, Ont., in October 2015.The trial judge found that Saini “deliberately lied” to police and court, blaming another driver for the crash.Normand LavoieLavoie was sentenced to three years in prison and banned from driving for five years after pleading guilty to “senselessly” killing three Saskatchewan teenagers.Justin Gaja, Kristian Skalicky and Carter Stevenson were killed while returning home from football camp on May 3, 2015, when a semi rear-ended their car in a construction zone near Spalding, Sask.Lavoie told a police officer he felt like he was on auto-pilot before the crash.Jaswinder Singh BagriBagri was sentenced to three years in prison and received a five-year driving ban after he was found guilty of killing a family of four from Palo Alta, Calif., in Kootenay National Park in July 2011.Court heard that Bagri was driving westbound through a sharp corner, crossed the centre line and jack-knifed, colliding head on with a camper van near Radium Hot Springs, B.C.All four people in the van — Andrew Howard, his wife Ana-Maria Dias and their children Samantha and Veronica — died in the crash.last_img read more


Trudeau visits Alberta pipeline site says national unity is not under threat

first_imgIt has been almost a month since Trudeau gave a second go-ahead to expanding the pipeline after the courts overturned his government’s original approval.He says it’s important for him to be in Alberta to remind Canadians that parts of the country don’t have to be pitted against each other.Alberta’s United Conservative Premier Jason Kenney said yesterday that his province feels alienated and frustrated with Ottawa and other provinces because it can’t get its resources to market.The Canadian Press EDMONTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he rejects conservative claims that national unity is under threat.The Liberal leader says conservative politicians are playing petty politics, which is hurting people across the country.Trudeau stopped to visit workers this morning at Edmonton’s Trans Mountain pipeline terminal, which is the start of the line that carries Alberta oil to a terminal in Burnaby, B.C.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Extends Duration of Migrants Residence Permit

Casablanca – King Mohammed VI ordered the Council of Ministers to extend the duration of the validity of residence permits from one to three years when they convened on January 10th.  The decision was made to facilitate the daily life of migrants going through the regularization process.During the Council of Ministers held on Tuesday, Morocco’s Monarch revealed his concerns regarding the current one year length of Morocco’s migrant residence permit.  Under King Mohammed VI’s impulsion, the duration of the permit will be increased to three years. It was the King’s feeling that limiting the permit’s timeframe to one year drastically limits the possibility for migrants to carry out transactions, such as the acquisition of housing or credit, a communique from the royal cabinet said. The change was, therefore, ordered to facilitate the integration of migrants into Moroccan society.The Ministry of Interior issued a communiqué at the end of the Council of Ministers, advising of the Monarch’s instructions and specifying that the validity of the residence permit card will be extended to three years, beginning “one year after the regularization of a migrant’s stay in Morocco.”The communique also highlighted that “procedures for the issuance and renewal of residence permits will be accelerated and simplified to the maximum extent possible.” read more

McDonalds Canada halts temporary foreign worker program during audit over abuse claims

VICTORIA — McDonald’s Canada is putting its temporary foreign workers program on hold while a third party conducts an audit on its use of the plan.Stung by recent criticism of its use of foreign workers, the restaurant chain’s vice-president of human resources Len Jillard says the firm needs to pause the program to prove to Canadians it’s is not abusing the program or its workers.Jillard, in an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press, says McDonald’s has already informed the federal government about its plans, including federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney.In Winnipeg today, Kenney warned that employers who abuse the temporary foreign workers program could face fraud charges and possible jail time.Three McDonald’s franchises in Victoria and a pizza restaurant in Weyburn, Saskatchewan are at the centre of program abuse allegations involving Canadian employees alleging foreign workers were given priority work status and in some cases took their jobs.McDonald’s is in the process of taking full ownership of the three Victoria franchises from the Victoria operator who previously held an 80% share in the three outlets. read more

Diplomats meeting at UNchaired talks on Georgia stress need for peaceful settlement

In a press statement, the so-called Group of Friends of the Secretary-General ? Germany, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States ? underlined that the basis of their efforts was the settlement of the conflict by peaceful means and in the framework of relevant Security Council resolutions.The Group “underscored the urgent need for tangible results in the peace process and agreed that, in addition to continuing work on confidence-building measures, including the finalization of the package of documents on non-use of force and the return of internally displaced persons and refugees, there was a need to address the core political issues of the conflict.”The meeting was chaired by the UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, and was attended also by the senior UN envoy to Georgia, Heidi Tagliavini.In another development, a senior official with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) met with a joint Georgian-Abkhazian delegation on Thursday in talks aimed at assisting the 220,000 internally displaced persons in Georgia and about 50,000 people who have returned to the Gali District.Pirkko Kourula noted UNHCR’s success in bringing the plight of the internally displaced persons to the global community’s attention and securing additional funds for its efforts in the region.The conflict in Abkhazia, strategically located on the Black Sea, began with social unrest and the attempts by the local authorities to separate from the Republic. It escalated into a series of armed confrontations in the summer of 1992. A ceasefire agreement was concluded later that year but never fully implemented. Fighting which followed forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee.Diplomacy by the Secretary-General’s envoy helped to secure another peace agreement, paving the way for the establishment of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG). Fighting later resumed, sending hundreds of thousands of civilians, mostly Georgians, fleeing their homes. Subsequent talks led to the deployment of a peacekeeping force of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as well as the strengthening of UNOMIG.The Security Council has adopted a series of resolutions successively renewing UNOMIG’s mandate, most recently on 31 January. read more

Humble Indie Bundle adds 5 more games

first_imgThe 3rd iteration of the charity-friendly Humble Indie Bundle has been doing swift business over the past few weeks. Revenue from the offer of 5 games plus access to Minecraft for a couple of weeks is about to reach $1.5 million and 277,000 bundles sold. But the team behind it have had a new idea to boost revenue yet further for the last 5 days.If you purchase the bundle any time before August 9, and spend more than the average for the day, you will receive the Humble Indie Bundle 2 games as well. That means as well as gaining access to Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, and And Yet it Moves, you will also receive Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans.Don’t forget the bonus game Steel Storm is also thrown in for free, and the access to Minecraft on offer too. It’s is a fantastic deal that also sees Child’s Play and the EFF benefit too depending on how you to decide to split the money you are spending between them and the developers.As we reported earlier in the week, Linux users are paying the most by far for the bundle. They were averaging $11.63 per purchase compared to $6.61 for Mac gamers and $3.80 for the Windows crowd. Those averages have now increased slightly to $11.80, $7.14, and $4.45, and will probably continue to do so at a faster rate as gamers spend a little more to get the extra games.Whichever way you look at it the bundle is still a bargain, and to get the extra five games today you only have to spend more than $5.38. With the average rising though, it’s sure to be higher tomorrow making the 10+ game bundle more expensive the longer you wait to buy.More at Humble Bundlelast_img read more

Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend hurry up and log in

first_imgIf you’ve never had an Xbox Live Gold subscription before to know what it’s all about, fear not, as Microsoft is running a free Xbox Live Gold weekend.This means you can play games online, browse the Internet, talk to your friends using Video Kinect, use TV and movie services such as Netflix, NBA Game Time, Rogers Anyplace TV and Crackle plus, and access music services like Xbox Music, MUZU.TV and Vevo. The free Gold weekend is available to residents of the US, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan.Essentially, it’s available to everyone except Europe, which has caused a number of complaints. However, Major Nelson, director of programming at Microsoft, commented that they alternate regions when it comes to free Gold weekends so it “all equalizes out in the end.” If your country isn’t included, you can guarantee Microsoft will get around to you at some point. Case in point, the UK recently had an exclusive free Gold weekend.The free Gold weekend started November 29th and will end on December 3rd at 9:00am PST. So if your Gold subscription has run out recently, or if you simply want to see what the service is like, get on your Xbox 360 now. Enjoy the likes of Halo 4‘s multiplayer and a huge variety of entertainment services while you can.More at Xbox via Major Nelsonlast_img read more

Des iPhone bloqués pendant les concerts

first_imgDes iPhone bloqués pendant les concerts ?Les vidéos de concerts pourraient bientôt disparaître des sites de partage. Apple envisage en effet de bloquer ses iPhone afin d’empêcher la captation de vidéos pendant des concerts. Un projet qui pourrait se réaliser grâce à des capteurs infrarouges.Apple aurait déposé une demande de brevet portant sur une technologie qui permettra de bloquer le mode vidéo de ses iPhone. Selon le site Express.be, la firme à la pomme aurait développé un système de capteurs infrarouges capable de détecter concerts et spectacles. Un système qui intégré à l’iPhone, empêchera l’utilisateur d’utiliser la fonction caméra de son téléphone. Les possesseurs d’iPhone pourront toutefois continuer à téléphoner, surfer sur Internet et écrire des messages.Cette technologie a pour but de protéger les droits de diffusion des organisateurs et des producteurs des concerts. Il est aujourd’hui très facile de trouver des vidéos de spectacles sur les sites de partage tels que YouTube ou Dailymotion. Grâce à ce système, ces vidéos se feront beaucoup plus rares sur Internet. Apple aurait déposé sa demande de brevet il y a un an et demi. Le système n’est donc pour l’heure qu’à l’état de projet. Mais une telle technologie serait aussi profitable aux producteurs qu’à la firme de Cupertino, qui pourrait ainsi passer des accords avec les labels pour vendre des contenus sur sa plateforme musicale iTunes.Le 17 juin 2011 à 16:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Southgate says he would have still been satisfied if…

first_imgEngland boss Gareth Southgate says he would have been proud of his players’ performance today even if they had only drawn their World Cup opener against Tunisia.Harry Kane scored twice, including a dramatic injury-time winner, after Ferjani Sassi’s penalty had canceled out the England captain’s opener.“We created so many clear-cut chances, especially in the first half, and were in total control in the second half,” Southgate told BBC.“Good teams score late goals.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.He added: “I was most proud of the way we kept playing even though the clock was running down.“We stayed patient, and didn’t just throw the ball in the box.“We deserved the win. We were strong on set-plays all night. If we’d drawn, even though it would have made life more difficult for us, I’d have been proud of the performance.”“Harry is a top, top striker,” said Southgate. “I’m delighted for him as we’d be asking questions about him not scoring in tournament football if he hadn’t scored. He took his goals really well.”last_img read more

Mateo Kovacic can imagine staying at Chelsea

first_imgMateo Kovacic is enjoying life at Chelsea and can see himself sticking around, but accepts it’s Real Madrid who have the final sayThe 24-year-old midfielder is currently on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea after struggling for regular opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu.Kovacic has since established himself as a key member of the Chelsea team with 22 appearances made in all competitions this term.And the Croatia international is very pleased with how things have turned out for him at Stamford Bridge.“I think it [a loan switch] was the most important thing I did for now in my career,” Kovacic told Sky Sports.“It was a step I wanted a lot, I wanted to come here. I say thank you to my previous club, to Chelsea as well, who wanted me a lot. I am enjoying it and I like it a lot here.“For now, I am happy here. The city is amazing, the club is one of the best in the world, and my team-mates are great.”As for a permanent switch to Chelsea, Kovacic revealed he’s open to the idea but conceded it’s Real who will make the last call on his future.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I need to respect my previous club, Real Madrid. I can imagine myself staying here, but I have a contract I need to respect, and that is what I will do,” added Kovacic.“For now, my business is to give my best every day.”Meanwhile, Real have been strongly linked with one of Kovacic’s new teammates in Eden Hazard – who has asked him about life at Los Blancos.“For me, he is an incredible player,” said Kovacic on Hazard.“I did not know he was that good and he can easily be one of the two or three best players in the world.“He asked me how it was there [at Real] but we are looking forward to having a great season together, to be fully concentrated on Chelsea.“He is focused a lot on doing great things with Chelsea.”Chelsea will face Watford today in the Premier League with kick-off set for 20:30 (CET).last_img read more

FPL installs storm resilient power lines in Plantation

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Florida Power and Light is giving Broward County a big upgrade for better storm efficiency.FPL crews are strengthening the county’s power lines by making the energy grid more storm-resistant to improve reliability in good and bad weather.The project will involve installation of stronger utility poles that can withstand winds of up to 145 miles per hour.More than 1,600 residents will benefit from the upgrades, as well as local businesses, a gas station and even the City of Plantation Fire Department.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img