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first_imgVillagers stumbled upon a rare and beautiful idol of Mahavira, believed to be dating back to the 9th-10th century AD while levelling a field at the Parahata village in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district. Villagers installed the three-feet-high idol, discovered five days ago, in the village temple. A couple of years ago, a one-foot high statue of the Buddha made of red brass was also found while a farmer was tilling his field.“A contractor required soil to level a canal road passing through our village. Bhaguni, a villager, volunteered to even out his field. When the bucket teeth of the earthmover hit some hard substance, we advised the earthmover’s operator not to apply force. Then we carefully dug the area around the statue and brought it out,” said Parahata villager Bhawani Panda.Villagers say they have come across many earthen pots and other unrecognisable earthen items while levelling the field. They wonder if a proper excavation would reveal more.“The idol is in standing position on a lotus pedestal. We generally find single idols of Mahavira. Statues with images of deities as well as devotees carved on stone were widely in circulation in the 9th-10th century AD,” said Sunil Patnaik, archaeologist with the Odisha Institute of Maritime and South-East Asian Studies.last_img read more


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first_imgMarred by sharp division among its cadres and leaders over the party’s State leadership, the Congress in Haryana seems to be in disarray ahead of the Assembly elections which are due in October.Hinting that all is not well in the grand old party, State Congress chief Ashok Tanwar held a meeting in Gurugram a few days ago to prepare for the Assembly elections but none of the sitting MLAs attended it. Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had organised a meeting of his loyalists last month apparently to put pressure on the central leadership to clear the air on the issue of State leadership.The two factions had an ugly spat over the leadership issue in a meeting held soon after the general election results, in the presence of AICC general secretary and Haryana in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad, with Mr. Tanwar refusing to step down from his post.Divided houseA large section of the party, including the sitting MLAs, has long been demanding that Mr. Hooda be made the party’s State unit chief in place of Mr. Tanwar. Though the appointment of Mr. Hooda as the party’s State coordination committee chairman just before the general election pacified his supporters a bit, the infighting resumed after the party suffered one of its worst defeats ever, losing all 10 parliamentary seats to the ruling BJP. Political analysts believe that more than the factionalism, the delay on the part of the central leadership to settle the State leadership issue has hit the Congress harder. For almost five years the party has not had any units at the district and block levels, putting it at a disadvantage vis-a-vis its main rival BJP, which is in the process of appointing ‘panna pramukhs’ (page in-charge at the booth level) in the State.The Congress, which seemed to be upbeat over a year ago with huge turnout in the public meetings of its leaders, gradually lost the momentum as the party high command kept mum on the infighting and the leadership issue. The consecutive losses for the Congress in the municipal elections, Jind bypoll and then the general election have proved that the situation has only worsened for the party in the State.Though the Congress failed to win a single Lok Sabha seat in Haryana, it had led in around a dozen Assembly segments, mostly in the Rohtak-Sonipat region.“While the BJP in Haryana has already started its Assembly poll preparations, the Congress seems directionless. Both the Congress cadre and the leaders are in a state of confusion. Leadership change following a loss in election has been a norm. Though much precious time has been lost, the high command would do good to settle the issue at the earliest,” said a senior party leader.last_img read more


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first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort He announced his retirement in an essay written for The Players’ Tribune website. His story touched on what finally winning a championship meant to him.“I realized early on that my purpose in this game was to share knowledge with younger players and to give back to the game of baseball,” he wrote. “I always wanted to do that — that, and be the best teammate I could possibly be. Over 20 years, I feel like I accomplished that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“So whether we won or lost Game 7, I would have still been happy with my career. But it still feels nice to have a ring,” he continued.Besides being named an All-Star nine times, most recently in 2016, and the 1999 AL Rookie of the Year, he won three Gold Glove and two Silver Slugger awards. Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals after loss to Goffin Many of his current and former teammates expressed their gratitude and appreciation for Beltran on social media after his announcement on Monday. Correa posted a picture of the two of them on Instagram with a caption that read in part: “I will always look up to you brother! Thanks for making me a better player and a better person! I’m going to miss you so much!”Houston right-hander Justin Verlander tweeted about Beltran’s retirement, writing: “We only played together for a short time but what a ride we had! I learned a lot about what being a veteran means and the impact we can have. You’re an amazing teammate and leader. What a way to bow out … a World Champion!”Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wouldn’t say whether Beltran was a candidate to replace Joe Girardi as his team’s manager. But he did rave about his career and the respect he has for him.“He had leadership qualities, no question about that,” Cashman said. “He was someone that people gravitated to in the clubhouse. I think managers or coaches could rely, or front offices could rely on (him), kind of directing things in a positive way or keeping the ship steered in the right direction.”After what Luhnow saw from Beltran in Houston this season, he could envision him becoming a manager one day.“Certainly. He’s one of the brightest minds I’ve come across in the game,” he said. “Now whether or not, I haven’t (spoken) to him about what is intentions are after this, but I think he certainly would be a tremendous asset to any organization in whatever capacity he chooses to contribute.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games His production dropped dramatically this year. He hit .295 with 29 homers and 93 RBIs for the New York Yankees and Texas in 2016. He then batted .231 with 14 homers and 51 RBIs for Houston. Despite that, Beltran’s veteran presence and his work with Houston’s younger players including Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Marwin Gonzalez proved invaluable for the Astros.“He was worth every penny for us … he helped us win in a lot of ways, even though his numbers were not what they were last year, he contributed in a lot of ways that were not really seen by our fans,” Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “They were talked about a lot by our players. Also I think people know what I’m talking about. He really was a player-coach for us this year and he contributed in ways that lead me to believe there’s no way we win the championship without him this year.”He finishes with a .279 average, 435 homers, 1,587 RBIs and 312 stolen bases. He also has played for Kansas City, the New York Mets, San Francisco and St. Louis.This season was Beltran’s second stint with the Astros, after he was traded to Houston in June 2004. His work that postseason remains one of the best playoff performances in history. He hit .455 with four homers and nine RBIs in an NLDS win over Atlanta, then batted .417 with four more homers and five RBIs before Houston was eliminated by the Cardinals in the NLCS.Beltran appeared in 10 games this postseason, including three in the World Series. He finished with three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI in helping the Astros to their first title.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander, right, and Carlos Beltran celebrate the team’s win over the Seattle Mariners to clinch the AL West crown in a baseball game in Houston. Beltran is retiring after winning his first World Series title in his 20th major league season. The 40-year-old made the announcement Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, 12 days after the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)HOUSTON — It took quite some time, but Carlos Beltran finally got there, winning a World Series title after 20 seasons in the majors.Now he is leaving the Houston Astros and leaving baseball, retiring after a career in which he was a nine-time All-Star and was Rookie of the Year. The 40-year-old designated hitter and outfielder made the announcement Monday, 12 days after the Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


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first_imgnull 16isbs stokes G GF01999OK 3 jpg jpg 5/5 NEW DELHI, 06/12/2016: Tamil Nadu Ranji player T. Natarajan bowls during a Ranji Trophy cricket match at the VCA Ground in Nagpur on November 21, 2016. Photo: R.V. Moorthy   –  The Hindu Rashid Khan of Afghanistan with a opening bid Rs 50 lakh was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore after hectic bids from Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.M Ashwin with opening bids at Rs 10 lakh was sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1 crore after hectic bidding from from Pune Supergiants and Delhi Daredevils.Tejas Singh Baroka Rs 10 lakh sold to Gujarat Lions.Praven Tambe Rs 10 lakh sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad.Mayank Dagar Rs 10 lakh – unsold (no bids).Akshya Wakhare Rs 10 lakh – unsold (no bids).Sarabjeet Ladda Rs 10 lakh – unsold (no bids).Mitchell Swepson of Australia Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Round 9 – Uncapped fast bowlers A file photo of Eoin Morgan 16isbs stokes G GF01999OK 3 jpg jpg 1/5 3/5 New Delhi, 09/02/2015 – Uttar Pradesh batsman Eklavya Dwivedi celebrates his century against Railways during the Ranji Trophy cricket match at Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi on February 09, 2015. Photo: Handout e-mail SHARE SHARE EMAIL A file photo of Eoin Morgan Uncapped Afghanistan spin bowler Rashid Khan sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 cr 4/5 New Delhi, 09/02/2015 – Uttar Pradesh batsman Eklavya Dwivedi celebrates his century against Railways during the Ranji Trophy cricket match at Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi on February 09, 2015. Photo: Handout e-mail Aniket Choudhary, with a opening bid of Rs 10 lakh, was sold to RCB for Rs 2 crore after hectic bids between Gujart Lions, and Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Sunrisers Hyderabad dropped out in between.T Natarajan, with a opening bid of Rs 10 lakh, was sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3 crore after hectic bidding by Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Pune Supergiants.Nathu Singh with opening bids at Rs 30 lakh was sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 50 lakh after hectic bids.Basil Thampy with opening bids of Rs 10 lakh was sold to Gujarat Lions for Rs 85 lakh after hectic bids from Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions.Abu Nechim Ahmed Rs 10 lakh – unsold (no bids).Umar Nazir Rs 10 lakhs- unsold (no bids).Navdeep Saini Rs 10 lakh – unsold (no bids).Pawan Suyal rs 10 lakhs – unsold (no bids).Round 8 – Uncapped wicket keepers February 20, 2017 A file photo of Eoin Morgan At the end of Round 1, Kings XI Punjab was successful in picking up Eoin Morgan of England for Rs 2 crore.The following players went unsold or did not find bidders.Martin Guptill of New Zealand Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids)Jason Roy England Rs 1 crore – unsold (No bids)Faiz Fazal Rs 30 lakh – unsold (No bids)Alex Hales England Rs 1 crore – unsold (No bids)Ross Taylor New Zealand Rs 50 lakh – unsold (No bids)Saurab Tiwary India Rs 30 lakh – unsold (No bids) Round 7 – Uncapped all rounders Round 5 – Spin Bowlers – No buysPragyan Ojha, India, Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Imrah Tahir, South Africa, unsold (no bids).Lakshman Sandakan, Sri Lanka, Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids)Inderbir Singh Sodhi, NZ, Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids)Brad Hogg, Australia, Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids)Round 4 Thangarasu Natarajan: From tennis ball star to IPL big bucks RCB picks up English bowler Tymal Solomon Mills for Rs 12 cr, Ishant Sharma unsoldTymal Solomon Mills, a fast bowler from England with an opening bid Rs 50 lakh, was sold to RCB for Rs 12 crore crore after hectic bidding between the Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.The Delhi DareDevils picked up West Indian Kagiso Rabada for Rs 5 crore after hectic bidding.Trent Boult of New Zealand was sold to the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5 crore.Pat Cummins of Australia, with an opening bid Rs 2 crore, was finally sold to the Delhi Daredevils for Rs 4.5 crore after hectic bids from the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils.Mitchell Johnson of Austraila with an opening bid Rs 2 crore was sold to the Mumbai Indians.Nathan Coulter-Nile, West India, Rs 1 cr – unsold (no bids)Kyle Abbott, Austraila, Rs 1.50 crore – unsold (no bids)Ishant Sharma, India, Rs 2 crore – unsold (no bids).Round 3 COMMENT IPL 2017: Rising Pune acquires Mayank from Daredevils Anamul Haque Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Shane Dowrich Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Kusal Perera Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids).Niroshan Dickwella Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Brad Haddin Rs 1.5 crore – unsold (no bids).Glenn Phillips Rs 10 lakh – unsold (no bids).Round 12 All rounders NEW DELHI, 06/12/2016: Tamil Nadu Ranji player T. Natarajan bowls during a Ranji Trophy cricket match at the VCA Ground in Nagpur on November 21, 2016. Photo: R.V. Moorthy   –  The Hindu IPL X: 357 players in the ring; Pune drops MSD as skipper Round 14 fast bowlersVarun Aaron with opening bids at Rs 30 lakh, sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2.80 crore after hectic bids from Gujarat Lions, Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab.Manpreet Gony Rs 30 lakh sold to Gujarat Lions for 70 lakh, with bids coming in from Kolkata Knight Riders, Gujarat LionsJaydev Unadkat Rs 30 lakh sold to Rising Pune SupergiantsMatt Henry Rs 50 lakh sold to Kings XI PunjabRahul Sharma Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Nathan Lyon Rs 1.50 crore – unsold (no bids).Fawad Ahmed Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Michael Beer Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Akila Dananjaya Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).RP Singh Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids).Ben Laughlin Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids). cricket KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, 17/03/2016: Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan celebrates the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne (bowled) during their ICC World Cup Twenty20 cricket match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 17, 2016. Photo: K.R. Deepak Eklavya Dwivedi sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 75 lakhEklavya Dwivedi, with a base price of Rs 30 lakh, was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 75 lakh after hectic bids between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions.Md Shahzad, Afghanisan player, Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids).Mohit Ahlawat, Rs 10 lakh, – unsold (no bids).Manvinder Bisla, Rs 10 lakh, unsold (no bids).Aditya Tare, Rs 20 lakh, unsold (no bids).Vishnu Vinod, Rs 10 lakh, – unsold (no bids).Shreevats Gowsami, Rs 10 lakh, – unsold (no bids). Round 13 Wicket keepers – No takers Round 10 – Uncapped spinners Aniket Choudhary sold to RCB for Rs 2 crore Karan Sharma with opening bids of Rs 30 lakh was sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 crore after hectic bids from Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians.Chris Woakes with opening bids at Rs 2 crore was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 4.2 crore after hectic bids by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils and KKR.Rishi Dhawan with opening bids of Rs 30 lakh was sold to KKR for Rs 55 lakh with bids coming from Pune Supergiants, Delhi Daredevils and KKR.South Africa’s Farhaan Behardien goes unsold.Thisara Perera Rs 50 lakh unsold (no bids).David Wiese Rs 30 lakh unsold (no bids).Jason Holder Rs 1.5 crore unsold (no bids).Praveez Razool Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bidsRound 11 Uncapped batsmenUncapped batsmen go unsoldDarren Bravo Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids)Nic Maddinson Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids)Evin Lewis Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids)Marlon Samuels Rs 1 crore – unsold (no bids)Subramaniam Badrinath Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids)Michael Klinger Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids)Manoj Tiwary Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids)Cheteshwara Pujara Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids)Abhinav Mukund Rs 30 lakh – unsold (no bids) *********************Final selection of players from three choices given by teams at the auctionAksh Deep Nath, Rs 10 lakh, sold to GLDarren Bravo, Rs 50 lakh, sold to KKRManoj Tiwary, Rs 50 lakh, sold to RPSDavid Wiese, Rs 30 lakh, no bid (unsold)Sayan Ghosh, Rs 10 lakh, sold to KKRKanishk Seth, Rs 10 lakh, no bid (unsold)Lockie Ferguson, Rs 50 lakhs, RPSChaitanya Bishnoi, Rs 10 lakh, no bid (unsold)Post Lunch IPL players auction for represented playersNaten Coulter-Nile opened with Rs 1 crore bid was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.50 crore. There was hectic bidding between Sunrisers Hyderabad and KKR.Martin Guptill, New Zealand, Rs 50 lakh, sold to Kings XI Punjab.Specalisit batsman Jason Roy, Rs 1 crore, sold to Gujarat LionsBatsman Saurabh Tiwary, Rs 30 lakh, sold to Mumbai IndiansAll-rounder Sean Abbott, Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold)All-rounder Chris Jordon, Rs 50 lakh, sold to Sunrisers HyderabadIrfan Pathan Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold)Wicket Keeper Johhy Bairstow Rs 1.50 crore – no bid (unsold)Fast bolwler Kyle Abbott Rs 1.5 crore – no bid (unsold)Ishant Sharma Rs 2 crore – no bid (unsold).Pragyan Ojha Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).Spin bowler from New Zealand I Sodhi Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).Spin bowler from South Africa Imran Tahir Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).Unmukt Chand Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).All-rounder Praveen Dubey Rs 10 lakh sold to Royal Challengers BengaluruAksh Deep Nath Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Wicket keeper batsman Vishnu Vinod Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Fast medium bowler Navdeep Saini Rs 10 lakh sold to Delhi Daredevils.Mayank Dagar Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Mitchel Swepson Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).West Indian player Darren Bravo Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).Evin Lewis rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).Manoj Tiwary Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).Sri Lankan player Thisara Perera Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).Praveez Rasool Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).South African player David Wiese Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).Australian bowler Ben Laughlin Rs 30 lakh sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad.Billy Stanlake Rs 30 lakh sold to Royal Challengers Bengaluru.Himanshu Rana Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).AV Wankhade Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Akash Bhandari Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).All-rounder Arvind Herwadkar Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Pankaj Jaswal Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Dishant Yagnik Rs 20 lakh – no bid (unsold).Rishi Arothe Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Ronsford BEaton Rs 20 lakh – no bid (unsold).Fast medium pace bowler Sayan Ghosh Rs 10 lakhs- no bid (unsold).Kanishk Seth Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Md Siraj Rs 20 lakh – sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.60 crore after hectic bids between RCB and Sunrisers Hyderabad.Rahul Chahar Rs 10 lakh sold to Rising Pune Supergiants.Saurabh Kumar Rs 10 lakh sold to Rising Pune Supergiants.Joe Burns Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).Sri Lankan player A Gunarathana Rs 30 lakh sold to Mumbai Indians.Daniel Christian Rs 1 crore sold to Rising Pune Supergiants.Colin Munrp Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).James Neesham Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).All rounder Wayne Parnell Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).Rovman Powell Rs 30 lakh sold to KKR.Darren Sammy Rs 30 lakh sold to Kings XI PunjabM Santner Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).Lockie Ferguson Rs 50 lakh – no bid (unsold).Munaf Patel Rs 30 lakh sold to Gujarat LionsH Bhatia Rs 20 lakh – no bid (unsold).Rinku Singh Rs 10 lakh sold to Kings XI PunjabShashank Singh Rs 10 lakh sold to Delhi Daredevils.Milind Tandon Rs 10 lakh sold to Rising Pune Supergiants.K Khejroliya Rs 10 lakh sold to Mumbai IndiansCde Grandhomme Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).South African all rounder A Phehlukwayo Rs 1 crore – no bid (unsold).D Pretorius Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).New Zealender Ben Wheeler Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).K Williams Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).Tajendra Singh Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Virat Singh Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Chirag Suri Rs 10 lakh sold to Gujrat Lions.Manjeet Chaudhary Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Bangladeshi player Mehedi Hasan Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).Shabbir Rahman Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).Mehmudullah Rs 30 lakh – no bid (unsold).B Indrajith Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Shelley Shaurya Rs 10 lakh sold to Gujarat LionsShubam Agarwal Rs 10 lakh sold to Gujarat LionsAmit Verma Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Himmat Singh Rs 10 lakh – no bid (unsold).Ashton Turner Rs 20 lakh – no bid (unsold).Sanjay R Yadav Rs 10 lakh sold to KKRIshant Jaggi Rs 10 lakh sold to Kolkata Knight RidersR Tripathi Rs 10 lakh RPSPratham Singh Rs 10 lakh GL IPL 2017 SHARE Only one wicket-keeper out of this lot of 6 is sold.Mumbai Indians picks up Nicholas Pooran, West Indian wicket keeper, for Rs 30 lakhDinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka, Rs 50 lakh goes unsold (no bids)Ben Dunk, Australian wicket keeper, Rs 30 lakh, also unsold (no bids)Jonny Bairstow, England, Rs 1.50 crore unsold (no bids).Andre Fletcher, West India, Rs 30 lakh unsold (no bids).Johnson Charles, West India, rs 30 lakh unsold (no bids).**********************All roundersEnglish all-rounder Ben Stokes was sold to Rising Pune for Rs 14.5 crore after hectic bids from RCB, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. Ben Stokes started with opening bid at Rs 2 crore and saw hectic bidding between Mumbai Indians, RCB, Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants for about 5 minutes. Pune’s available purse this morning was only Rs. 17.5 crore.On Ben Stokes selection, Pune’s Sanjiv Goenka of the RPS, said: “He’s a complete player and he completes our squad. We’ve been lacking this one genre of player.” He added, “We have many heroes but this is the one hero we were lacking it was a conscious strategy. We knew it was going to be expensive. We knew he was going to be there for the first 14 games. And, we’re happy to have him for the first 14. We knew we were not going to get him for less. We are reinforcing our core, our playing XI.”On the strategy behind Stokes selection, Goenka said: “Yes. Steve Smith, Stephen Fleming, everyone’s been a part of the decision to buy Stokes. It’s been a collective, collaborative decision. Ben Stokes was our No. 1, 2, and 3 preference.”Corey Anderson, Rs 1 crore, sold to Delhi Daredevils.Chris Jordon, Rs 50 lakh, unsold (no bids)Sean Abbott, Australia, Rs 30 lakh, unsold (no bids).After hectic bidding between RCB, Gujarat Lions and Pune, Pawan Negi Indian all-rounder who started the bids at Rs 30 lakh was finally sold to RCB for Rs 1 crore.Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka, Rs 2 crore, sold to Delhi Daredevils.Irfan Pathan, Indian, all rounder, Rs 50 lakh – unsold (no bids). 0 × All rounder Karan Sharma sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.20 cr Uncapped all rounder Gowtham picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crGowtham K, with opeing bids at Rs 10 lakh, was sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore. This uncapped all rounder was sold after a hectic bidding from Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Night Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Pune Supergiants.Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan, Rs 30 lakh, sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad.Rahul Tewatia, with opening bid of Rs 10 lakh goes to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 25 lakh after hectic bids.Rush B Kalaria, Rs 10 lakh, – unsold (no bids).Priyank Panchal, Rs 10 lakh, – unsold (no bids).Manan Sharma, Rs 10 lakh, – unsold (no bids).Shivam Dube, Rs 10 lakh, – unsold (no bids).Praveen Dubey, Rs 10 lakh, – unsold (no bids).Aksh Deep Nath Rs 10 lakh, unsold (no bids).Mahipal Lomror, Rs 10 lakh – unsold (no bids).Round 6 – Uncapped batsmenAnkeet Bawane, Rs 10 lakh, sold to Delhi DaredevilsTanmay Agarwal, Rs 10 lakh, sold to Sunrisers HyderabadAsghar Stankizai, Afghanistan, Rs 20 lakh unsold (no bids).Unmukt Chand, Rs 30 lakh, unsold (no bids).Umang Sharma, Rs 10 lakh, unsold (no bids).Prithiv Shaw, Rs 10 lakh, unsold (no bids). The auction for the 10th season of Indian Premier League began on Monday at 9.30 a.m., in Bengaluru.Eight franchises are geared up to pick a maximum of 76 out of the 350 plus, who will go under the hammer.This is the last auction of the 10-year cycle after which all players are set to go back into the auction pool. While the maximum squad strength can be 27, most franchises like to keep squad base between 22 and 24. Published on 16isbs stokes G GF01999OK 3 jpg jpg KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, 17/03/2016: Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan celebrates the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne (bowled) during their ICC World Cup Twenty20 cricket match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 17, 2016. Photo: K.R. Deepak RELATED 2/5 Afghan players Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan create IPL history Big ad spender Havells India may back out of IPL COMMENTSlast_img read more


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first_imgMumbai, Jul 8 (PTI) The five-phase MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) would be flagged off on July 23 at Coimbatore and would carry a prize fund of around Rs 25 lakh.The other four legs of the championship, for which the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India has roped in Kolkata -based Ramakrishna Race Performance Management Pvt Ltd (RRPM) as promoters, would be held in Nashik (Aug 27-28), Gurgaon (Sep 17-18), Bengaluru (Nov 26-27) and Chikmagalur (Dec 3-5).Each leg would carry a prize money of around Rs 5 lakh, said Ashwin Pandit, Chairman, Rallying Commission, FMSCI.While INRC would be restricted to Indian drivers and vehicles, the Indian Rally Championship (IRC), to be held concurrently, can include foreign drivers as well as imported machines, it was announced at a media conference here today.Top rally drivers, including Gaurav Gill, Amittrajit Ghosh, Sunny Sidhu, Arjun Rao Aroor, Rahul Kantharaj and Karna Kadur, are to take part in the championship.The rally would be held on tarmac or gravel roads and each leg would be different, it was announced.Apart from the title sponsors, the promoters have roped in Mahindra Adventure, Polaris and Pincon as associate sponsors.”I am very happy that RRPM is promoting the INRC and IRC this season. Rallying has suffered from a lack of full- fledged support and promoters for a few years and now I think I can safely say it is behind us,” said FMSCI President Zayn Khan.The Indian National TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) Rally Championship would also be held, generally on public roads, in seven centres across the length and breadth of the country in August, September and November followed by a final at an unspecified venue.advertisementThe INTSDRC programme: Aug 12-13 and 13-14: Jaipur; Aug 20-21: Haldia; Sep 3-4: Durgapur; Sep 10-11: Bengaluru; Sep 24-25: Hubli; Nov 12-13: Nashik; Nov 19-120: Goa.The final is tentatively scheduled in the last week of November or first week of December, it was announced. The entire INTSDRC would carry a prize fund of Rs 15 lakh. PTI SSR RSY AH AH JMFlast_img read more


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first_imgBournemouth captain Simon Francis claims his side do not fear Manchester United in the same way they may have done in the past.The two sides are set to go head to head at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.The Cherries are three points ahead of United in the Premier League table, having only been beaten twice so far this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Jose Mourinho’s side have endured a tough start to the campaign and currently sit in eighth position, having clocked up 17 points so far.Their form has improved in recent weeks, but Francis says his side do not fear teams like United in the same way that they used to.“There is certainly no fear factor. The form book would say we might be favourites going into the game,” Francis insisted.“I don’t think we see it as a free hit anymore, these kinds of games, because we believe we can beat them.“With the points we have accumulated so far even if we lose to Man United, people might think, it’s OK they have had a good start to the season, but we don’t see it like that.“Even in our first season when we played the big teams nobody would back us to get any points, but this is our fourth season and we have come a long way.“These games are the ones we can grab by the scruff of the neck and take to Man United. The lads will be raring to go, are looking forward to every Premier League game and why not? We are on good form.“We will be at it from the start, pressing high and trying to win the ball back to give the fans something to get excited about.”Eddie Howe’s side boast one of the most impressive defensive records in the Premier League this season, with four clean sheets to their name.One player that they’re likely to come up against at some point on Saturday is United striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been out of form in recent weeks.The Belgium star was dropped to the bench in the Red Devils’ win against Everton last weekend, but Francis says his side won’t be underestimating the capabilitiesof the 25-year-old on Saturday.“I am sure he will be champing at the bit to play. He has been a bit out of form, but you cannot underestimate these players or these teams.”last_img read more


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first_imgMiami, FL, July 2019 – Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami, the world’s first highly focused event dedicated exclusively to interior design, architecture, and outfitting in the cruise industry, welcomed the entire cruise interiors community under one roof on June 19 and 20, 2019, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, USA. The inaugural event opened its doors to more than 2,800 industry delegates from 43 countries. Twenty-three per cent of attendees held C-level job titles, while 20% were lead architects or designers. Attending companies included Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Fincantieri, Holland America Group, and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. The reception on-site was unprecedented, with the event receiving an impressive 120% rebookings on-site.  The brand’s launch event was met with high praise from the industry, with Shores Global’s CEO Susan Sadolin commenting, “The quality of visitors on day one was extremely high. We saw everybody we wanted to see and, as a result, we are developing an entire new collection for cruise lines.” Kickstarting the event on June 18 at the New World Center in Miami, VIPs and exhibitors came together for an evening of networking, complimentary drinks, and live painting by James R Hahn at the Official Launch Party, sponsored by Bolidt, Global Marine Travel, Janus et Cie, and Somec Group. After a successful evening of reconnecting with industry peers and making new acquaintances, attendees flooded into the expo hall at 9.30am the following day to meet with 250+ marine interior brands. The expo hall quickly filled up with cruise lines execs, senior interior designers, shipyard and outfitting experts, and IMO-certified suppliers. “This event is something that we need. The market is changing and for the interiors industry there is nothing else like this.” – Antonio di Nenno, lead architect, MSC Cruises Meanwhile, hundreds of delegates gathered for the first conference session of the day, ‘Cruise Industry Outlook: Leaders’ Debate,’ where speakers from Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, and MSC Cruises were welcomed to the stage by chair & associate professor of interior architecture at Florida International University Newton D’souza. It was standing room only as the session got under way. Day two highlights included international president of NEWH Cindy Guthrie presenting Brennan Broome with a design scholarship sponsored by Cruise Ship Interiors Expo. Even more networking took place at Studio DADO’s VIP breakfast and, later in the day, at Trimline’s exclusive party. “There is a definite need for this show. That seems to be the excitement from everyone involved.” – Petu Kummala, senior director of interior design and architecture, Carnival Cruise Line After a laudable first event, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo attendees left with brand new connections, reaffirmed partnerships, fresh inspiration, and a host of new clients. Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami will return to the Miami Beach Convention Center next year under the name Cruise Ship Interiors Expo North America, from June 16-17, 2020. View photo highlights from the 2019 event and catch up with the most exciting moments by following the #CSIE19 hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.To receive the latest updates and news on the 2020 event, connect with Cruise Ship Interiors Expo North America on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, and follow the hashtag #CSI2020 across all platforms.  About Cruise Ship Interiors Expo: Cruise Ship Interiors Expo is a free-to-attend two-day event dedicated exclusively to the marine interiors community. Its Miami event hosted more than 250 exhibitors from across the cruise interiors supply chain and delivered a conference program led by cruise lines execs, interior design heads, and outfitting experts. Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami benefits those connected to the cruise interiors industry, from flooring suppliers and design studios, to interior outfitters and shipyards.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is launching its annual charitable donation campaign and hosting Christmas at Sea activities to share old and new traditions during the winter season. “We see the museum as a community gathering place, especially during the holidays,” said Kim Reinhardt, general manager, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. “It’s the season for learning and giving back to others.” Since the mid 1900’s, festively wrapped shoeboxes have been delivered to seafarers in port during the holiday season. The museum is continuing this tradition, known today as the Halifax Mission to Seafarers Shoebox, and encourages everyone to participate by donating personal care items, mittens and scarves. Donations will be delivered to international merchant seafarers stationed at Halifax Harbour over Christmas. The deadline for donations is Thursday, Dec. 15. Donations can be dropped off at the museum, 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax. A Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10, where families can learn about a time when Christmas tree ornaments were a new idea. Families will have the chance to make their own decorations while enjoying festive snacks. The holiday exhibit, LEGO: City by the Sea, is celebrating its 10th year. There will once again be a LEGO model competition for seven to 18-year-olds who are inspired by the museum and the sea, and want to share their creations in the museum’s display. For more information, visit https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/christmas-sea or call 902-424-7491.last_img read more


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first_imgAPTN National NewsPlayoffs in the Western Hockey League are being upstaged by controversy over an alleged racist comment made by one of the league’s rising stars.A complaint posted on Facebook under the name of player Brayden Shenn centres on the old myth that Aboriginal people do not pay taxes.In general, only First Nations people who live on-reserve and who work for an on-reserve company do not pay income tax.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo delves into the controversy.last_img


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first_imgNASHVILLE — Google plans to invest in Tennessee and Alabama solar farms under a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority.Google announced Wednesday that it will buy 413 megawatts of output from 1.6 million solar panels at several new Tennessee and Alabama solar farms the combined size of 65,000 home rooftop systems.The two largest will be able to produce about 150 megawatts each in Hollywood, Alabama, and Yum Yum, Tennessee.Google is building data centres in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Jackson County, Alabama. The company plans to match 72 per cent of the facilities’ hourly electricity use with carbon-free sources, supporting its goal of sourcing carbon-free electricity around the clock.TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said the deal shows the federal utility’s renewable energy efforts help it attract and retain top-tier companies.The Associated Presslast_img read more


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first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Thursday announced the names of two candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Gujarat, taking the total number of seats on which it has declared its candidates to 357. The party has fielded Sher Khan Abdul Shakur Pathan from Bharuch and Babubhai Katara from Dahod (ST). The announcement comes days after the Gujarat Congress unit requested senior party leader Ahmed Patel to contest the Lok Sabha poll from Bharuch. Patel, currently a Rajya Sabha member, won from Bharuch thrice, in 1977, 1980 and 1984, but lost to BJP’s Chandubhai Deshmukh in 1991, after which he did not contest from the seat. The party on Thursday also announced that Kantilal Muljibhai Patel as its candidate for the by-election to the Unjha assembly seat in Gujarat.last_img


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NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:Autodesk Inc., down $10.13 to $140.08The software company slashed its full-year profit and revenue forecasts.Tiffany & Co., up $2.50 to $85.17The luxury jeweler posted results that beat analysts’ expectations and reaffirmed its forecasts for the year.Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., up 44 cents to $13.37The information technology products and services provider reported earnings that easily beat analysts’ forecasts.Slack Technologies Inc., down 11 cents to $29.80The Wall Street Journal published a column saying the company faces big challenges to becoming profitable.Movado Group Inc., down $3.75 to $21.22The watchmaker sharply cut its forecasts for full-year earnings and sales.Dycom Industries Inc., up $3.58 to $44.77The provider of specialty contracting services reported results for its second fiscal quarter that easily beat analysts’ forecasts.Syneos Health Inc., up $2.47 to $52.81The Securities and Exchange Commission concluded an investigation into the company’s accounting and recommended no enforcement action.Phibro Animal Health Corp., down $9.83 to $21.74The maker of animal health products and nutritional supplements forecast full-year earnings that were far below what analysts were expecting.The Associated Press read more


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Michael Steiner, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative in Kosovo and the head of UNMIK, issued a statement declaring “null and void” the Assembly resolution that sought to challenge the border agreement signed in February 2001 between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.Mr. Steiner told the press that the Assembly’s action was a clear violation of the Kosovo’s Constitutional Framework.The Assembly cannot take up issues relating to foreign relations, including the issue of borders, he explained, noting that those types of issues were within the competency of the Special Representative only.Later in the day in New York, the Council’s current President, Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani of Singapore, said in a press statement that the 15-member body “rejected” the resolution adopted today by the Kosovo Assembly.”The members of the Council expressed their full support for Mr. Steiner’s decision to declare the resolution null and void,” Ambassador Mahbubani said, adding that the Council will discuss the matter tomorrow morning and provide a more detailed reaction soon. read more


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first_imgShe told how she used to be a comfort eater, finding herself in a “dangerous” place.The Duchess concluded she was happier and healthier today, after seeking help to overcome food addiction.“The key is that I used to be a comfort eater,” she said. “I used to eat to put a band aid over my emotions and I squashed my feelings through food.“I realised that actually it wasn’t a treat and in fact what I was doing was almost going to kill myself with the toxicity build-up within myself. Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House Sarah Ferguson marries the Duke of York in 1986 Later in the interview, she told Dr Murthy she had wanted to “make myself as beautiful and thin as Princess Diana or Elle Macpherson”.”I tried, but of course it never went that way,” she said.On her recovery, which saw her lose 55lbs after embracing healthy eating and learning to see food as nourishment rather than the enemy, she said: “[I got better] By understanding that I had to go to the depths of the feelings within myself and really want to help.”The Duchess, 57, now hopes to develop her own range of nutritious sauces, and a franchise of kindergartens around the world to teach children about healthy eating. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “I was a binge-eater. I never could get bulimia because I just didn’t have that mental state to go that far, but I always wished I could.center_img The Duchess of York has disclosed she once wished she suffered from bulimia, as she struggled with an addiction to food.The Duchess, who said she had wanted to be as “beautiful and thin” as her then sister-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, said she had willed herself to have the eating disorder but did not have “that mental state”.In an interview about her recovery, she said: “To wish you could have a mental illness to that level is a very serious place to get to.”In a podcast with Dr Vijay Murthy, who practises holistic medicine and naturopathy and counted the Duchess as one of his clients, she said she hoped to be a “human bridge” for listeners suffering from disordered eating to get help. Sarah Ferguson marries the Duke of York in 1986 The Duchess of York with her doting daughters, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie The Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie “But that just shows you how dangerous and what place I got to. To wish you could have a mental illness to that level is a very serious place to get to.“My body and mind was in that place, but I couldn’t actually act out to make myself sick. I then grew and grew and grew.”last_img read more


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Emma-Jayne Magson has been allowed to appeal against her convictionCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Emma-Jayne Magson has been allowed to appeal against her conviction The mother of a young woman who killed her abusive partner believes her daughter should have her murder conviction quashed in the wake of Sally Challen’s appeal.Joanne Smith, 48, is “hopeful” that Emma-Jayne Magson, 25, will win an appeal, expected later this year, after being convicted of murdering her boyfriend in March 2016.“I was so happy [when Sally’s conviction was quashed],” said Mrs Smith, who was in court last week to support Mrs Challen.“I felt so emotional and thought, ‘One day that might be my daughter.’“I was a bit happier when Emma was granted an appeal, but this has given me so much more hope.”The case of Magson, the mother of a four-year-old daughter, has parallels to that of Mrs Challen, 65, whose conviction for murder was quashed by the Court of Appeal this week.The former Police Federation office manager killed her husband Richard with a hammer in 2010.Magson, a former care worker for Bupa, stabbed her boyfriend, James Knight, 26, in the chest during a drunken row in which he had grabbed her by the throat, hit her, ripped her clothes, and thrown her to the floor. At trial, she was painted as “cold, brutal, and manipulative” for not calling for medical help after she stabbed him. Knight died hours later. She was convicted of murder at Leicester Crown Court in November 2016 and sentenced to 17 years in prison.But her family believe she was acting in self-defence and that she was not in her right mind.Mrs Smith said the trial did not address the abuse to which Magson had been subjected. She was vulnerable and had recently suffered a “traumatic” miscarriage, she said.“Emma is grieving for the baby she has lost and for her boyfriend, who she didn’t mean to kill,” said Mrs Smith. “It would mean the world if she could come back home to her little girl.”Justice For Women, which supports Magson and Mrs Challen, is working on 10 similar cases, including that of Farieissia Martin, a mother of two, who was convicted of the murder of Kyle Farrell, her violent partner, when she was 22. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more


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first_imgScarlett JohanssonGetty ImagesScarlett Johansson turned up the heat at the Avengers: Endgame press event in London. The Black Widow actress made a risky fashion choice by going braless in a stunning in a Tom Ford silk satin asymmetrical cut-out jacket which had a plunging cut-out neckline, and tuxedo trousers.Scarlett joined the rest of her cast mates for the culmination of ten years of cinematic work, the Marvel Cinematic Universe main event that will end phase three of the superhero movies. Reportedly as she walked the blue carpet, Scarlett told MailOnline that she hopes die-hard fans are satisfied with the film, as it brings a story spread over a decade of films to an epic conclusion.She said: “Gosh you know I hope that this movie is cathartic for people. I think the last film, Infinity War, was so shocking…I mean when the Russos and Kevin Feige pitched me the idea of the snap I was like woah that’s brave, I mean where do you go from there?”  LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Scarlett Johansson attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaPhoto by Frazer Harrison/Getty ImageScarlett Johansson will be headlining her own superhero movie with the solo Black Widow movie. The success of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel has made it clear that female led superhero movies can hold their own in a market saturated with male superheroes. The Avengers star went on to say that she was pumped and will get some bittersweet satisfaction. “That’s what I’m hoping everybody feels, that’s the kind of feeling I like to be left with when I see a movie is that sort of in-between feeling where you maybe want more of something else but it is the way it is, and it has to be that way – that sort of feeling,” she said.Avengers: Endgame will hit theatres on April 26th.  You can check out the  pics here:  Scarlett JohanssonGetty Images Scarlett JohanssonGetty Imageslast_img read more


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first_imgDylan Murphy, Miss D.C. Teen USA 2016; Jasmine Jones, Miss D.C. USA 2016; Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016; Kara McCullough, Miss D.C. USA 2017 and Nadiya Williams, Miss Teen D.C. USA 2017.last_img


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first_imgNew Delhi: In a boost to the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission, the West Bengal government today signed an MoU with the NHA for implementing the health insurance scheme in the state, following a long-drawn negotiation. Through the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPM), the government aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually to more than 10 crore poor households. The National Health Agency (NHA) is the apex body for implementation of the insurance scheme. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “Earlier this month, they (West Bengal) sent the draft MoU which was approved by the NHA, following which the health department of the West Bengal government signed the MoU with the agency today,” a government official said. According a source, Delhi is also likely to adopt the scheme. The Union health ministry has launched a formal process to empanel public and private hospitals to achieve universal health coverage under AB-NHPM. A senior official in the ministry said the Centre is carrying out beneficiary identification process based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data, and 80 per cent of beneficiaries in rural areas and 60 per cent in the urban areas, have been identified. Announced in the 2018-19 Budget, the AB-NHPM is being touted as the ‘world’s largest government funded health care scheme’ and is likely to be rolled out on August 15.last_img read more


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first_imgNuclear is a free Spotify alternative for the desktop by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2019 in Music and Video – Last Update: January 17, 2019 – 17 commentsNuclear is a free Electron-based program for desktop operating systems such as Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X to stream music from popular free sources on the Internet.The music app is not just another program to play streaming music; what sets it apart from dedicated music players like AIMP or Winamp is that it puts a lot of focus on presentation and information.The program is available as a pre-alpha version at the time of writing; this means that you may encounter bugs when you run it and that some features, charts for instance, are not available yet.The developer plans to integrate local playback capabilities at one point in time among other things.You have a couple of options when you start the program. Use the built-in search to find artists or songs of interest, browse genres and suggested songs, or check out the news section which lists new or popular albums and artists.The app taps into YouTube’s, Bandcamp’s and SoundClouds’s vast music archive to deliver the music to the desktop system, and Discogs’ and Last.fm’s music databases that powers the informational part of the app.Right-click on any song to add it to the queue. Playback starts with a click on the play button, and it is near instant. The usual options to repeat, loop, pause, or skip are available.Songs may be saved as playlists to load them again at a later point in time.Search may return artists and albums. A click on an artist displays photos, popular songs, tags, similar artists, and a list of released records.Nuclear displays a list of popular genres, e.g. Pop, Jazz, 80s, or Hard Rock, that you may browse. Genres list popular artists and songs that you may look up in the app or add to playlists. You may notice that some songs are placed in a genre incorrectly, e.g. placing a Rihanna song in the Trance category or Lady Gaga in the Japanese genre listing. Most listings appear accurate, however.Another issue that you may run into while using the app is that it is not possible to add multiple songs to the queue at a time. You cannot just click on an album and add all songs of it to the queue, nor can you do that in genre listings or search results.An option to do so would certainly improve usability. The lack of a back button is another issue that exists right now. It is likely that these will be addressed at one point during development though.One interesting feature of Nuclear is that you may change the source for a track that is in the queue. The default source is YouTube, but you may switch it to another source, e.g. Soundcloud.Tip: you may change the default music source under Plugins.The settings let you connect to Last.fm to enable scrobbling, and enable compact styles for the menu and queue.Closing WordsNuclear could become a free Spotify alternative for desktop systems; the pre-alpha version is promising and the developer has plans to expand the features of the application. Planned features include listening suggestions, country-specific top lists, browsing by popularity, and realtime lyric support.The program has a couple of usability issues and artist/genre association issues. Playback works really well on the other hand.Now You: Do you use a dedicated music streaming app? What is your take on Nuclear?SummaryArticle NameNuclear is a free Spotify alternative for the desktopDescriptionNuclear is a free Electron-based program for desktop operating systems such as Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X to stream music from popular free sources on the Internet.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgShe attends a private school in Pretoria Midstreams Estates and is currently in Grade 8. She plans to finish school and bring out another CD soon.She says performing is an amazing, indescribable experience and hopes to one day be as “big” as Karlien van Jaarsveld. Her role models are Nadine, Celine Dion and Adele.Liila lives by the mantra: “You were born an original, don’t die a copy.”One of her songs, ‘1000 Woorde’, was a real crowd-pleaser at the show.She says she really likes Ladysmith people, as they are incredibly hospitable. At the tender age of 13 years old, the girl they call Liila took the stage on Friday evening at the annual Ladysmith Show to entertain the crowd. She sang a few cover versions of well-known songs, as well as some of her own originals.She started taking singing lessons when she was in Grade 2 and began singing professionally last year.Liila was born in America and her father worked away from home a lot. Her mom was the one who gave her the nickname Liila, which has stuck and is now her stage name. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more