With the Supreme Court reiterating the 50% ceiling set on reservation in jobs and education and effectively freezing the Rajasthan government’s bid to provide quota to Gujjars through a Bill passed in the State Assembly, the community here has demanded categorisation of the Other Backward Class reservation.A Cabinet subcommittee, tasked with interacting with Gujjars to find a solution to the quota issue, has found the demand difficult to fulfil and suggested that the community be recognised as “most backward” and given 1% reservation for which there is still room. The subcommittee’s members are Social Justice Minister Arun Chaturvedi and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore.A Bill passed in the Assembly on October 26 had created the “most backward” category within the OBCs for Gujjars and four other nomadic communities and given 5% reservation to them, increasing the OBC quota from 21% to 26% and taking the overall quota in the State to 54%.“Only solution”Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti general secretary Shailendra Singh, who was among the Gujjar leaders who met the subcommittee members here on Wednesday, said categorisation of OBC quota was the “only solution” available with regard to the issue. Mr. Singh said while the advanced communities within the OBC category were mostly getting the reservation benefits, the “more backward” among the OBCs were lagging behind. He suggested that the State OBC Commission take up the task of quota categorisation on the lines of the mandate of the Justice G. Rohini Commission appointed by the Centre last month to examine OBC sub-categorisation in order to achieve greater social justice.SC leashThe Supreme Court had last week restrained the Rajasthan government from taking any action or decision on the administrative side or in any manner conferring the benefit of reservation which will have the result of crossing the total reservation beyond 50%. The State government was asked to maintain status quo till the High Court finally decides a pending case against the impugned Bill.The High Court had also on November 9 restrained the State government from implementing the provisions of the Backward Classes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions in the State and of Appointment and Posts in Services under the State) Bill, 2017, passed in the Assembly.Earlier attemptsGujjars and others were earlier grouped as a special backward class and the State government had tried thrice to grant 5% reservation to them. However, the legislation was struck down every time by the High Court, which ruled that the quota had not only exceeded the 50% limit, but was also not supported by the quantifiable data supporting the claim of Gujjars’ backwardness.The State government has maintained that as per the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Indra Sawhney case, special circumstances exist in Rajasthan for giving reservation to OBCs beyond the 50% ceiling. The State OBC Commission has recommended giving quota to the communities classified as OBCs, which comprise 52% of the State’s population.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—There are places on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko where cauliflowerlike textures appear in the dusty crust, like goose bumps under the skin. Scientists using the Rosetta spacecraft—which arrived at 67P in August and became the first mission to orbit and land on a comet—now think they may have discovered the source of these patterns on cliff faces and in deep pits: layer upon layer of rounded nodules, 1 to 3 meters across. These spherules, dubbed dinosaur eggs, could be the fundamental building blocks that clumped together to form the comet 4.5 billion years ago.“These could be those little cometesimals,” says Holger Sierks, principal investigator for Rosetta’s science camera and a planetary scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen, Germany. Sierks presented the findings here yesterday at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union.In trying to understand how comets, asteroids, and planets were built from microscopic pieces of dust whirling around the protoplanetary disk, modelers have a problem they call the “aggregation barrier.” It is relatively easy to get small pieces of dust to stick together, because of electrostatic forces and van der Waals forces (tiny forces arising from the polarity of molecules). But once these clumps get much bigger than a centimeter, high-speed collisions result in disintegrations rather than bigger clumps. So modelers have had to come up with ways to get these centimeter-sized clumps to cluster together into the larger objects that eventually become comets. 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They’re about a factor of 10 to 100 bigger than predicted.” Lisse suggests that, upon closer inspection, the dinosaur eggs could actually be composed of smaller marblelike units. Or perhaps, he says, formation models need to be adjusted to make it easier for larger building blocks to grow in the outer solar system where comets form and where ice and organic molecules could assist in the sticking.But some scientists are still skeptical. Horst Uwe Keller, a planetary scientist at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, and the former principal investigator for the Rosetta camera, says that it is too early to say whether the dinosaur eggs are truly fundamental building blocks. He notes that there are many deep pits on 67P where the texture is not found. And, he says, it is possible that the patterns could arise through some process of sublimation, in which sunlight can alter the comet surface by turning on jets of gas and dust. “The images are very striking,” he says. “But we don’t understand them.”
What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken They’ll use those gifts to ratchet up the hype during a hot summer culminating in their desert showdown. Along the way, they might even sell the skeptical portion of the public on a fight that — as even its promoters acknowledge — could turn out to be a colossal mismatch.Mayweather apparently learned about McGregor’s verbal skills even before his fighting acumen, according to Mayweather adviser Leonard Ellerbe. McGregor rapidly rose from obscurity to multi-division UFC dominance only because he coupled his mixed martial arts skills with attention-grabbing soundbites.“This kid, he’s been making a lot of noise,” Ellerbe said, recalling the reason that he first introduced Mayweather to video of McGregor’s punching power.In this file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205. APMayweather and McGregor have traded innumerable shots online and through the media while this fight evolved from a preposterous barroom fantasy discussion into a real thing.McGregor even talked about it back in 2015, when he told Esquire that he would “kill (Mayweather) in less than 30 seconds” and affirmed his interest in the bout while appearing on Conan O’Brien’s talk show.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top McGregor ignited the hype in May 2016 by posting a mock-up of a fight poster on Twitter. Mayweather responded three weeks later with his own less polished version of a poster, and the unbeaten champion claimed he had started the rumors of a McGregor bout.With little to lose and immeasurable wealth and fame to gain, McGregor used his public platform in promoting his UFC bouts last year to take repeated jabs at the 40-year-old Mayweather’s age, declining skills and unwillingness to end his retirement.McGregor turns 29 next month, making him decidedly middle-aged in pro sports, yet he takes humorous delight in painting himself as a raw youngster going against a grizzled old-timer.As recently as December, Ellerbe said a Mayweather-McGregor fight would never happen because the UFC’s top brass wouldn’t allow it. UFC President Dana White also acknowledges he was once lukewarm about the possibility, believing Mayweather wouldn’t risk his legacy.And then in January, McGregor posted a cartoon on Instagram in which he stood over a flattened Mayweather, holding both fighters’ championship belts aloft. As a bonus, McGregor’s caption read: “Call me CJ Watson!” in a biting reference to the former NBA guard who had a relationship with Josie Harris, the mother of Mayweather’s children.Mayweather replied eight days later with an Instagram post of an infographic comparing the fighters’ net worth. In the caption, Mayweather instructed McGregor: “Before you ask for $25 million, be worth more than $25 million.”Vegas sports books introduced a betting line on the bout in February.Mayweather had clearly warmed to the idea of fighting McGregor by March, when he told fans in Britain that he would come out of his latest retirement to take on the challenge. That same month, McGregor showed up in a fur coat at fellow Irishman Michael Conlan’s boxing debut at Madison Square Garden and harangued the assembled media with a rant punctuated by his latest catchphrase: “I am boxing!”After posting a video on April 20 in which he shadowboxed and insulted Mayweather’s courage, McGregor took a brief break from his social media pursuit of Mayweather after his first son was born in May.Mayweather went back to his usual retirement métier: Posting photos of himself surrounded by the trappings of outlandish wealth. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire And then the megafight was on, after remarkably simple negotiations among the UFC, Mayweather Promotions and Showtime.A national press tour is expected to kick off soon. Mayweather and McGregor will spend the summer showing off their promotional gifts for a fight that started as a social media argument — and became the main event of the year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Mayweather and McGregor revealed their plan Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) to fight on August 26 in Las Vegas. In an appropriate move for a fight that grew into reality after two years of verbal jousting and several months of social-media skewering, the two titans of their respective sports confirmed the news on their Instagram accounts.And in another preview of what everyone should expect during their summer of promotion, McGregor’s post included his photo opposite Floyd Mayweather Sr., the boxer’s 64-year-old father, with a straight-faced caption: “THE FIGHT IS ON.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFew athletes in recent sports history have sold their sports better than the imperious Mayweather and the loquacious McGregor.Both fighters have spent years crafting outlandish public personae characterized by a few common themes: cartoonish arrogance, a fetishistic obsession with money and an eagerness to make reckless pronouncements about their opponents, their opponents’ fans — and, increasingly, each other. Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a news conference Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on May 2. APNobody truly knows whether Floyd Mayweather’s boxing match with Conor McGregor will turn out to be a unique spectacle or an overhyped debacle.The only certainty is that the next 2½ months of hype will be a masterpiece of fight promotion from two of the best ever to play that game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s been fun to watch over the last two decades, where the game started internationally and where it is now,” said Dirk Nowitzki, the German who became the biggest star in Dallas Mavericks’ history. “I think the game has grown globally, China, Australia, Africa, Europe, South America. I think we’ve got 150 international players in the league or more. It’s been fun to watch.”Just take a peek at Tuesday’s boxscores to see the impact.— There were six guys with 12 or more rebounds, five of them born outside the U.S.— There were six guys with seven or more assists, all of them born outside the U.S.— There were four guys with three or more blocks, all of them born outside the U.S.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Some words from the coach inspire Naomi Osaka’s quarterfinal win TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening The NBA international imprint just keeps getting bigger, providing the sort of transformative impact the likes of which the league probably hasn’t seen since the ABA merger.One of the MVP front-runners at this point is Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has led Milwaukee to the NBA’s best record entering Wednesday. Dallas’ Luka Doncic looks like an overwhelming favorite to become the first Slovenian rookie of the year. Cameroon’s Joel Embiid might be the dominant big man in the league, and keeps getting better for Philadelphia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThese aren’t just some guys taking up roster spots, either.These are franchise players. At least one-third of the league’s teams have a foreign-born player who would classify as its best, or at least its most important. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments “We just know what this game is about,” Doncic said of the young foreign cluster of stars. “I don’t know if people think international players aren’t that good, but I think we showed up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2018, file photo Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, left, talks with forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Miami. In Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have a go-to franchise player capable of getting the team out of any hole. Averaging 26.6 points and 12.8 rebounds, Antetokounmpo was hitting 66 percent of his two-point shots thanks to length and athleticism that makes him nearly unstoppable in the paint. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)Go back to the 1999-2000 NBA season, and there were only two foreign-born players in the NBA who averaged 15 points per game: Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan.This season, there are 24 names on that list — by far the most in league history.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists for Denver, and it might not have even been his best game of the season. Jokic is Serbian — and represents how the game is played today. He’s a 7-footer. Big, fast and skilled. He’s going to be a problem for teams for a long time, and is the biggest reason why the Nuggets entered Wednesday atop the Western Conference.The NBA has utilized a ‘USA vs. The World’ format in what used to be called the rookie game at All-Star weekend since 2014, and maybe it’s time to think about doing something like that in the varsity matchup as well.Think about this possibility: Antetokounmpo, Doncic, Embiid, Jokic and Ben Simmons starting. Select Rudy Gobert, Clint Capela and Nikola Vucevic as the backup big men. Ricky Rubio, Danilo Gallinari, Buddy Hield and Bojan Bogdanovic as backup guards and wings. Jamal Murray, Jonas Valanciunas and Boban Marjanovic would be snubbed on this 12-man mythical roster.And that scenario even has Australian-born Kyrie Irving playing for the U.S. side in this made-up game.The U.S. team led by LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis would probably still win. But it might be worth the NBA taking a look at this sort of format before too long.“You’ve got guys coming from everywhere and anybody now in the world, you know if you work hard you can come play in the NBA,” said Charlotte’s Tony Parker, who was born in Belgium.There’s a myriad of theories on why this is happening.The one that makes the most sense is that the game is basically beamed in real time right now to every phone in the world. Young players like Doncic can see fellow Europeans succeed in the NBA while oohing and aahing over their basketball heroes — and for the Mavericks rookie, it was LeBron. Embiid went slightly more old school, saying his favorite all-timer is former MVP Hakeem Olajuwon. Antetokounmpo modeled some of his game after Scottie Pippen.The seeds have been planted over these last 20 years.It was only a matter of time before they bore this sort of fruit. MOST READ
DENVER — Playing a smaller lineup paid off in a big way for the Brooklyn Nets.Brook Lopez led seven Nets players in double figures with 19 points, and Brooklyn won its second consecutive road game by beating the Denver Nuggets 110-82 on Feb. 23.Deron Williams added 16 points and 12 assists, and Thaddeus Young scored 15 in another solid outing for the Nets since his acquisition last week from Minnesota in a trade for Kevin Garnett.Rookie guard Markel Brown had 11 rebounds and 10 points for the Nets in his first start of the season. Brooklyn, coming off a 114-105 victory at the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 20, won back-to-back road games for the first time since mid-January.“The court’s a lot more open when we play small like this,” Williams said. “When you play ‘Kel, when you play Cory (Jefferson), we’re a lot more athletic. We can get out and run and that suits me.”The Nets, focusing on their transition game, outscored the Nuggets 62-38 in the paint.“We tried to be aggressive, move the ball side to side and share the ball,” Lopez said.Added coach Lionel Hollins: “We are trying to establish how we are going to play. We had seven guys in double figures, and for as small as we are, we still dominated the glass.”Danilo Gallinari had 22 points for the struggling Nuggets, who have lost 16 of 18 — including seven in a row at home. It matches their longest losing streak at the Pepsi Center since dropping seven straight from Feb. 6 to March 2, 2003.“Unfortunately, when we played, we had too many ups and downs,” Gallinari said. “Throughout the whole season, almost every game, we cannot be consistent. That has been our problem and it was our problem tonight, too.”Up by nine at halftime, the Nets led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter and had an 85-69 advantage heading into the fourth.Young and Lopez each had four points during a 12-2 run that stretched Brooklyn’s lead to 101-75 with 5:32 remaining.After a pair of free throws by Gallinari gave the Nuggets a 43-42 lead, the Nets went on a 12-2 spurt over the last 3 1/2 minutes of the second quarter to take a 54-45 halftime lead.Jefferson sparked the burst with a dunk and Joe Johnson capped it, driving the lane for a layup a second before the halftime buzzer sounded.(DENNIS GEORGATOS) TweetPinShare0 Shares
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Sweden dominated Mexico 3-0 to move on to the World Cup knockout round, and thanks to South Korea, Mexico will also advance.Ludwig Augustinsson volleyed a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from close range five minutes into the second half, and captain Andreas Granqvist converted on penalty kick to help Sweden take control Wednesday and win Group F.Despite the loss, because South Korea beat Germany 2-0, Mexico also advances as runner-up in the group. Mexico has been to the round of 16 for seven straight World Cups.Mexico’s Edson Alvarez had an own goal in the 74th minute.Once Sweden took the lead, Mexican fans paid more attention to the other game, rooting against Germany, which could have passed Mexico with a victory.—By KYLE HIGHTOWER , AP Sports WriterMexico’s Hector Herrera, center, and Sweden’s Albin Ekdal, left, challenge for the ball during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa reacts during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)Referee Nestor Pitana from Argentina, right, speaks with Sweden’s Sebastian Larsson during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)TweetPinShare11 Shares
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus on Monday to complete his move from Real Madrid and the city of Turin has already gone into overdrive to welcome their new star man.The Portuguese superstar landed in Turin on Monday to complete the formalities that will make him a Juventus player and he passed his medical. The 33-year-old, who scored four goals in the FIFA World Cup 2018 before Portugal were eliminated at the round of 16 by Uruguay, is set to sign a four-year deal with the Old Lady after he returned from his holiday.Ronaldo, who will wear the No. 7 jersey, completed his medical at the J Medical facilities before meeting his new teammates and posing for some pictures with them.The former Manchester United player had already agreed to join the Italian champions last week for a fee of 100 million Euros after both Real and Juve released statements regarding the same. That sent the fans in Turin to utter euphoria and in coming time, an ice cream flavour and a pizza have also been named after him. Fans have queued outside the stores to buy his shirt since the day the deal was announced and has eagerly awaited for his arrival in Italy.Cristiano Ronaldo after Juventus move: Real Madrid has conquered my heartMusic to our ears feat. @Cristiano #CR7DAY pic.twitter.com/uUwk9TGsV3JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018Leonardo La Porta, who owns Gelateria Miretti (a resturant in Turin) for around 30 years now, has created an ice cream flavour called CR7. The 50-year-old is not a Juventus supporter or even a football fan but he creates flavours to mark important events that have happened in the city of Turin.advertisementHowever, he has only created one flavor in honour of a person before – when the Pope came to Turin in 2015.Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid: Ramos, Bale pay emotional tributeLa Porta put a lot of thought into creating the CR7 flavour, which he wanted to represent a union between Portugal and Turin.”I put it on sale on the date 7/7 because it was the day it was rumored Cristiano Ronaldo would be presented,” La Porta told The Associated Press. “I thought of it a week before…the research was quite intense.”We chose to use a typical Portuguese liquor which is the Ginja, it is a sour cherry liquor which strongly links Portugal to the Piedmont region because here too in Piedmont we have a similar cherry liquor. In Portugal this liquor is served in a chocolate cup, so this ice cream is made up of milk, cream, sugar and carob flour, with this Ginja liquor and pieces of chocolate.” The taste of the CR7 ice cream is rich and flavourful, with hints of spice and fruit (AP Photo)The taste is rich and flavourful, with hints of spice and fruit”I hope (Ronaldo) can come here to try it,” said La Porta, adding the flavor regularly sells out. “If not, I’m ready to go to his house to make it for him. We’ll see.”Nearby is a pizza restaurant, which is also hoping to attract the superstar.Tommy Tegamino, which is owned by two Juventus season-ticket holders, brothers Filippo (31-years-old) and Tommaso Crozaso (26), now boasts the “Pizza CR7.”The deep-dish pizza is topped with stracchino cheese and black olives in the shape of the number “7” and that also symbolizes the black and white colors of Juventus.It costs an appropriate seven euros (8.17 USD).Stepping into #CR7DAY like #CR7JUVE @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/7WzAz4lwDdJuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018″We all hope he’ll come!” laughed Sara Giulia Peira, the 35-year-old manager of the oldest of the three branches of Tommy Tegamino. “Maybe if he finds out he’ll come here to try it, it’ll be great.”We decided to do it right when we heard the official news that he was coming here. In fact it was only Wednesday that we started selling it. Our owners decided with our pizza chef to celebrate the Portuguese star…It’s going well, especially with the fans obviously.”(With inputs from AP)
Liverpool are still waiting on a diagnosis of the injury picked up by Alisson during a 4-1 win over Norwich, with the Reds considering a move to bring in another goalkeeper.Jurgen Klopp saw his first-choice shot-stopper pick up an unfortunate knock just 39 minutes into the new season.Alisson broke down when preparing to take a goal kick, with the Brazil international crumpling to the turf. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Klopp told reporters after a big win at Anfield that was overshadowed by an untimely knock: “He thought something hit him, so that’s not a good sign. He thought that but that’s not what happened, sportsmen will know what I mean.“It obviously shows it’s more than just a strain. We don’t know exactly but it doesn’t look too good.”It was initially suggested that Alisson had picked up an Achilles problem.Liverpool now believe that the issue is with the South American’s calf, but they are yet to receive a full medical report.Alisson underwent tests on Friday evening and again on Saturday morning.Once the full extent of the ailment has been determined, then a timescale can be put on his recovery.As things stand, the Reds are hoping that his absence will be a matter of weeks rather than months.There is optimism on Merseyside that the injury is not as bad as first feared.Klopp will certainly be keen to get Alisson back at his disposal as quickly as possible, with the 26-year-old a big part of his plans.He has been a revelation since arriving in English football during the summer of 2018, with the Premier League Golden Glove captured in his debut campaign.Alisson has nailed down the No.1 spot at Anfield, with Liverpool agreeing to part with Simon Mignolet during the most recent transfer window as a result.Former West Ham custodian Adrian was snapped up to fill that void and he has been thrust straight into the first team after seeing a rival laid low.With Klopp suddenly short on options in a key area, it is possible that a move will be made to bring in another keeper as a free agent.Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Caiomhin Kelleher is due to return to training this week after shaking off a wrist complaint, but a more experienced performer may still be sought. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
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Sydney: Police say several inmates have been injured during a riot at an Australian juvenile detention center that was continuing after starting the previous night. A New South Wales state Police statement said the riot broke out at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Center at Kariong north of Sydney at 8.30 pm on Sunday. Several inmates reportedly assaulted each other, and the union representing guards at the facility said detainees used gardening tools to attack sex offenders among the inmates. Officials say an 18-year-old inmate has stab wounds and facial injuries and was taken to a Sydney hospital in serious condition. Four others also suffered stab wounds and were taken to a Gosford hospital for treatment. A 17-year-old had a dislocated ankle and another inmate had a broken nose.
Kolkata: State Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari said on Friday that the state has got approval to run another 150 electric buses under Fame II scheme.The electric buses will ply not only in Kolkata and its adjoining area but there will be interstate services which will cover areas like Haldia, Asansol to name a few. “We have already introduced 40 electric buses which are now running in different routes in Kolkata. Another 40 will be rolled out soon. This will cut down carbon emissions and reduce pollution in the city,” said state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari in response to a query from Trinamool Congress MLA Gita Rani Bhuniya at the state Assembly on Friday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAdhikari said the state is also coming up with charging stations across the state to promote electric vehicles for personal use. “All depots of West Bengal Transport Corporation located in Tollygunge, Kidderpore, Kasba, Gariahat, Park Circus, Rajabazar, Lake Gardens, Belgachia, Nabanna, Santragachi etc have been provided with electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Some private organisations are also setting up facilities of electric vehicle charging in the city,” he added. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt may be mentioned that Minister for Heavy Industries Arjun Ram Meghwal had said on Thursday that Kolkata will soon get 100 electric buses from the Central government as part of efforts to promote such vehicles. It may be mentioned that under Fame II scheme the centre will invest in setting up charging stations, with the active participation of public sector units and private players. It has also been proposed to provide one slow-charging unit for every electric bus and one fast-charging station for 10 electric buses. Projects for charging infrastructure will include those needed to extend electrification for running vehicles such as pantograph charging and flash charging. “A number of states in the country had got approval from the Centre to roll out electric vehicles under Fame I but most of them have failed to do so. States like Bihar, Assam and Tripura and some others have accepted Kolkata’s model of rolling out electric buses under Fame I,” Adhikari said. A team from neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal had also turned up in the state recently to get an idea of how Bengal has successfully implemented electric vehicles in the state.
This summer, Unilever is challenging families to create a brighter future while having fun together.Taking a cue from the optimistic outlook children have on the world, an interactive series of “Summer Sunlight Activities” and a new short film, “The Way Kids See It,” are launching today to inspire families to create a brighter future by living more sustainably. These programs support Unilever Project Sunlight, a long-term initiative to make sustainable living commonplace.To kick off the summer season, Unilever Project Sunlight is encouraging families to partake in simple and fun sustainable-living focused projects, Summer Sunlight Activities. From greening the bathroom to finding fun, new uses for used shampoo bottles, these activities demonstrate the importance of small actions that together can add up to make a big impact.“Teaching the next generation to live sustainably is essential to ensuring our children and our children’s children thrive in a world with clean water and food on the table,” said Sarah Michelle Gellar, Unilever Project Sunlight Ambassador, actress and mother. “Whether it’s challenging their creativity to reimagine the use of a box, turning off the faucet while they brush their teeth or growing a summer garden, we can build a world where everyone lives well – if we all do our part.”The launch of the Summer Sunlight Activities series is the latest phase of Project Sunlight, an ongoing Unilever initiative that has seen millions of people pledge an ‘act of sunlight’: a promise to change their lifestyle to help preserve the planet for generations to come. The latest program launches with two activities, with additional ones rolling out throughout the summer:• Green Your Bathroom with its Own Recycling Bin – Nearly 40 percent of Americans toss plastic bottles from the bathroom in the trash, not realizing that along with cardboard product packaging and toilet paper spools, many bathroom toiletry bottles – including Dove and Suave shampoos and body washes – are recyclable. We’ll show you a fun DIY project to make bathroom recycling easier and more accessible. • One Ingredient, Five Ways – Empower the kids of the household to plan a menu for the week by thinking up five meals with one main ingredient. Making the most of the food we eat – and teaching the entire family that ingredients can go a long way – gets the family thinking about ingredient-sourcing and food waste. Challenge your children to get creative with their menu planning – there are plenty of recipes to choose from on www.knorr.com or www.hellmanns.com for inspiration.In addition to launching Summer Sunlight Activities, Unilever’s new documentary short film, “The Way Kids See It,” premieres in conjunction with International Family Day, and captures ideas and inspiration for creating a brighter future from children all over the world. Directed by Daniel Gordon, a BAFTA and British Independent Film Awards nominee, the film features children whose positive outlook inspired Project Sunlight, and highlights the hopes, dreams and plans that they have for a better world.“Through ‘The Way Kids See It,’ we’re really showcasing the inspiration that Unilever sees in the good that kids see in the world,” said Jonathan Atwood, Vice President, Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications at Unilever, North America. “The film, paired with the Summer Sunlight Activities that families can do together to make their households more sustainable, are truly the embodiment of Unilever Project Sunlight, which supports our mission to create a brighter future. We’re excited to see how these projects come to life this summer.”To take part in the Summer Sunlight Activities, there are three simple steps: • Visit www.projectsunlight.us to SEE “The Way Kids See It” film and read about the different activities available as part of the Summer Sunlight Activities; • ACT by choosing an activity to complete and, in doing so, take small, positive steps to a more sustainable lifestyle at home; and • JOIN a like-minded community of individuals sharing their personal stories and tips to inspire others to take part using #brightfuture.For further information, to view the documentary, and to take part in the Summer Sunlight Activities, people can visit www.projectsunlight.us or follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #brightfuture.Source:PR Newswire
Rabat – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has said he misses the good old days at the Old Trafford, according to the Express.The former Manchester United man has revealed he misses playing alongside England captain Wayne Rooney.“I miss playing with Rooney. Maybe we will play together again one day,” the 30-year-old said. “He was the kid of England, everyone loved him.He was so powerful I was calling him Pitbull. The power of Wayne Rooney is his mentality and strength and he never stops.“He’s a fantastic team player and he scores! He’s a fantastic boy and he helped me a lot when he came to join us in Manchester.”Reports suggest that Ronaldo may leave Real Madrid this season. The three-time Ballon d’Or winner has been linked with a move to the MLS league in the United States. Other reports, however, claim that Ronaldo returning to Manchester United is a possible scenario.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
London – In January 2015, the Canadian government introduced the Express Entry system, which aimed to facilitate and increase the immigration process. Under the new system candidates are ranked via a special system.The Canadian government has recently announced further changes in its immigration policy for 2017. The new changes will further encourage immigrants to the country and will reduce the visa processing time.It is expected that annual immigration will increase to 425,000 by 2020. The Comprehensive Ranking System has decreased, resulting in an increase of immigration candidates being sent the ‘Invitation to Apply’.The cut off level is expected to be reduced further, which is good news for those waiting for their invitation to apply.Such changes are hoped to be implemented in the ne year and looks to create a new job bank, through which immigrants will be able to match their skills with the available work before even arriving to the country.Though the Canadian immigration program appears easy in its process, the visa application may persist to be a little complex, as it must be fully complete and presented in an appropriate manner.Information about how to apply for the entry system can be found via the biggest immigration service provider the WWCIS, who provide a step-by-step guide for applicants.
2 January 2008The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed the start of the International Year of Sanitation 2008 which draws attention to the plight of over 40 per cent of the world’s population living without proper sanitation. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed the start of the International Year of Sanitation 2008 which draws attention to the plight of over 40 per cent of the world’s population living without proper sanitation. Thousands of women and children die every day from largely preventable causes, such as diarrhoeal diseases which are the second biggest killer of children under five, to which the lack of proper sanitation plays a part, the agency noted in a press release. Improving sanitation for an estimated 2.6 billion people, including 980 million children, is one of the single biggest development challenges the world faces today, UNICEF said. Speaking at the official launch of the Year at UN Headquarters in New York, held on 21 November 2007, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said access to sanitation is one of the most “overlooked, and underserved human needs.” The International Year, which officially began yesterday, was established by the General Assembly in December 2006 to speed up progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number 7 – ensuring environmental sustainability – which includes halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Sanitation will be improved by promoting clean, safe toilets; wastewater management; and hygiene promotion. These measures prevent the transfer of pathogens in human excreta, which, if not treated properly, impacts health and can deprive children of an education as well as impede social and economic development. Poor sanitation can contribute to absenteeism and poor classroom performance due to illness, low enrollment and early school dropout, especially for girls whose parents take them out of school when they begin menstruating. During the course of the International Year, major regional conferences on sanitation will be held to share practices and bolster progress, as well as encourage public-private partnerships to raise awareness on the importance of the issue. Many events will be held to commemorate Sanitation and Hygiene Week, from 15-21 March, and World Water Day on 22 March.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Colonial-era Korean labourers are seeking a court’s approval for the sales of local assets of their former Japanese employer after it refused to comply with a court order to compensate them for forced labour decades ago.The development comes amid growing tensions between South Korea and Japan. Tokyo recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a move Seoul believes is retaliation for the South Korean court rulings last year.Japan says it is not retaliation.Lawyers for Koreans who worked for one of the Japanese companies, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, during Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of Korea say they’ll soon ask a South Korean court to authorize the sales of some assets that South Korea has seized from Mitsubishi.The assets are some of Mitsubishi’s trademark rights and patents.The Associated Press
Miriam Richards shows a bee species at the Glenridge Quarry.When Miriam Richards led a group of journalists down a path at the Glenridge Quarry on Wednesday, she did it as the bearer of good news.The associate professor of Biological Sciences has been identifying bee species at the former landfill site in south St. Catharines since 2003. All signs point to the populations being healthy at the naturalization site, where landfill has been converted to public park, she said. Flora and fauna appears to have flourished.Richards’ research was part of the latest policy brief released by Brock’s Niagara Community Observatory (NCO). Released at an event Wednesday in partnership with the Niagara Region, the brief outlines the success of the naturalization project. There is significant biodiversity at the site, the brief reads, as well as opportunities for recreation and environmental education.Entitled “Niagara’s Natural Park: The Restoration of the Glenridge Quarry into a Naturalization Site,” the eight-page document was compiled by NCO’s Sophia Papastavrou.Richards’ research team has identified the return of as many as 125 species of bees to the area. It is encouraging that even with a steady flow of people and pets in the area, bee populations remain stable, she said.“The Glenridge Naturalization site has become a valuable refuge for bees, an island in an increasingly urbanized environment,” Richards said. “As their population grows, bees will likely move into the surrounding areas, helping to pollinate flower and vegetable gardens in the local area.”Richards and David Smith, associate director, Waste Management Engineering, Niagara Region, provided significant background and expertise in the creation of the policy brief. Wednesday’s event included a walkabout at the quarry site and discussion of some of the animal life that has returned.“This initiative by the Region has provided a tremendous asset for the area, and Prof. Richards’s involvement in research shows how Brock can play an important role in working with community partners,” said David Siegel, NCO director, in a media release. “I’m really pleased that the Observatory has been able to document this incredibly beneficial partnership.”The success at the St. Catharines site has provided a blueprint for other former landfill sites in Niagara, Smith said. With the success of the Glenridge Quarry Naturalization Site, similar practices have been put in place for closed landfill sites in Port Colborne and Wainfleet.“These two sites are in the process of being ‘recycled’ into naturalization sites and will be opening to the public very shortly,” he said.Link:• Glenridge Quarry Naturalization SiteMiriam Richards and David Smith search for bees on the Glenridge Quarry path.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials have located a previously missing man with Alzheimer’s disease who was last seen in Pembroke Pines.According to police, 82-year-old Roberto Angel Perez was immediately transported to a nearby hospital and remains in critical condition.Police said Perez was found in an isolated area of landscape and brush. No foul play suspected.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K T Rama Rao expressed anguish as religion and nationalism are increasingly getting entwined leaving no space for free discussion and dissent. “If you are with me…you are a patriot…or else a traitor, is the present situation in the country,” he said. Rama Rao made these remarks at the third Mahasabha of Telangana Vikasa Samithi held at Telugu University auditorium in Nampally here on Saturday. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us He made a mention of the heavy trolling he faced for condemning Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur’s comment that Nathuram Godse was a patriot. He said he was shocked and disappointed at how netizens trolled him for his comment while supporting Sadhvi Pragya Singh. “It is very sad that we could not ensure respect to the Father of the Nation,” Rama Rao rued. Democracy will be in danger if there was no scope to differ or have an alternative opinion, he said. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us “A religion can have a language, but a language cannot have a religion. There are many others who are very proficient in Urdu and match up to Muslims. Secularism does not mean giving too much importance to one religion and discriminating others. Secularism means treating every religion with respect,” Rama Rao said. He pointed out that a countrywide debate is going on people’s beliefs, views and freedom of speech. Advertise With Us Further, he said that the situation in Telangana and Hyderabad was very different with good harmony among people and respect given to people of all religions. People, here, have the liberty to express their views freely, he stressed. Vikasa Samithi should feel free to point out any shortcomings in governance, he said.
Avengers: EndgameTwitterAvengers: Endgame has garnered an earth-shattering opening at the Chennai box office. The Hollywood film, with its two versions (English and Tamil), has got the biggest opening in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, thereby breaking the record of Rajinikanth’s Petta and Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam.On the first day, Avengers: Endgame ran into packed houses in majority of screens and shows. Owing to the unprecedented hype, leading cinema halls like Rohini Silver Screens and Vettri Theatres had special morning shows.On the first day, Avengers: Endgame has minted Rs 1.17 (that includes 3D charges) crore in Chennai. It beat the record of Rajinikanth’s Petta, which earned Rs 1.12 crore on the first day in the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam, which grossed Rs 88 lakh, is now pushed to the third place.The success of the previous instalments and the huge hype around Avengers: Endgame ensured it to give a great opening at the Chennai box office. With such good word-of-mouth, the Hollywood film is expected to gross over Rs 4 crore in the first weekend.However, it has to be seen whether the film will surpass the lifetime collection of Viswasam and Petta in Chennai.The market for the Hollywood films has been constantly growing in Tamil Nadu as the films are not being released in English, but also in Tamil. Ajith’s Viswasam locked horns with Rajinikanth’s Petta at box office.PR HandoutIn Tamil Nadu, Avengers: Endgame has seen the light of the day in about 400 screens on Friday, 26 April. The movie is not facing much competition from any local except for Raghava Lawrence’s Kanchana 2.