NIA-police team fired at in U.P.

first_imgA mob fired at a joint team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Uttar Pradesh police which were carrying out searches at Pilakhua, near Ghaziabad, on Sunday in connection with the killing of an RSS leader in Punjab. The mob threw stones at the team injuring a policeman, the NIA said.An NIA spokesperson said that during the investigation into the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana, investigators came across the names of certain suspected arms smugglers who had supplied firearms to the accused in Punjab. The NIA said that Sikh extremist elements were suspected to be involved in Gosain’s killing.An NIA team, with the assistance of the State police, conducted searches to apprehend the suspected arms suppliers in Meerut district during the intervening night of December 2 and 3, the spokesperson said in a statement.Constable injuredOn getting more leads, further raids were conducted at the residence of the suspect Malook at Nahali village in Ghaziabad on Sunday. A large crowd tried to obstruct the team, and some people opened fire on them, resulting in injury to Uttar Pradesh police constable Tahjib Khan, besides damage to official vehicles, the spokesperson said.The mob staged multiple road blockades to obstruct the officials in the discharge of their duties. In self-defence, the U.P. police and NIA personnel also fired in the air, the spokesperson said. Two being questionedTwo suspects are currently being questioned regarding their alleged involvement in the case. Efforts are being made to locate Malook who is wanted in connection with the supply of arms and ammunition used in the killing in Punjab.On November 30, the NIA registered a case to investigate the killing of Gosain, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.Gosain, the ‘Mukhya Shikshak’ of the Mohan shakha of the RSS, was shot dead outside his residence in Ludhiana’s Gagandeep Colony on October 17 by two unidentified assailants on a motorbike.The Punjab police, which was earlier probing the case, arrested Ramandeep Singh and Hardeep Singh a few days after the incident.last_img read more

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Lassiter after SMB loss to NLEX: ‘We’re still finding our way’

first_imgHamilton wins Belgian GP to trim Vettel’s lead to 7 points Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “Once we get fully healthy, we’ll be a different team and right now, we’re still finding our way, but I’m proud of the team that we gave our full effort. We just need to focus on certain areas that we want and don’t fall on the same stuff in the next one.”But for the Fil-Am sniper, he doesn’t want San Miguel to fall on the trap of playing the waiting game, saying that his team must find a way to rectify its miscues this early than feel sorry in the future.“We just got to get better at the things that we make mistakes on and learn from them,” he said, highlighting the poor start that saw the Beermen trail by 15 early, 25-10.“Of course, you want to play the full 48 minutes and that’s the key. If we could play the full 48 minutes, we could set the tone and play our style of brand. We can’t play two quarters, two-and-a-half, three-and-a-half, we got to play four quarters. That’s the key of beating any team. We can’t to come out and be down. We got to play the full four quarters.”And it starts in practice as San Miguel eyes to bounce back against Alaska on Saturday in Angeles City in Pampanga. ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul 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 LATEST STORIES Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img “I can’t think about the last five games we played. I’m thinking about the sixth game that’s coming up. That’s all I can think about. One game at a time. This loss hurts, but it is what it is and we got to bounce back,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Marcio Lassiter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMarcio Lassiter will be the first to admit that right now, San Miguel is not the same team that won the first two championships this season.“It’s just different for us right now. We’re not used to playing this type of lineup all the time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SMB coach Leo Austria continued to thread the needle with prized big man June Mar Fajardo as the veteran mentor keeping the three-time PBA Most Valuable Player on minutes restriction to give him time to recover from his calf injury while also keeping him fresh for the bigger wars ahead.But with Fajardo out, San Miguel suffered another close shave, this time losing to surprise contender NLEX, 103-100, on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLassiter, though, remains upbeat knowing that the Beermen have enough talent to win.“We got enough talent to beat teams, and every one from the bench can compete with anybody. We know we can compete at a high level so we just got to continue playing San Miguel ball and make sure that whoever’s out there, we’ll come out and play hard,” he said. View commentslast_img read more

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The Long-playing singles

first_imgSingle is the new sexy. Gone are the days to flaunt that chunky solitaire announcing you’re hitched, now it’s the free birds attracting envious glances when they walk in with the flavour of the month. However, everything said and done, it’s quite difficult to avoid one question when you sport,Single is the new sexy. Gone are the days to flaunt that chunky solitaire announcing you’re hitched, now it’s the free birds attracting envious glances when they walk in with the flavour of the month. However, everything said and done, it’s quite difficult to avoid one question when you sport the ‘single’ tag after hitting 30. By choice or compulsion, the debate will continue forever. For some it is the wait for the perfect partner that shelved marriage plans and others have taken a deliberate decision. Whatever it is, they seem to be happy and content.Sunder RamuSunder Ramu, 36, Fashion photographerSunder is perhaps the nicest guy you can hope to meet. Of course when you are the city’s foremost fashion photographer (he has shot the gorgeous cover picture so you can judge for yourself!) working with hot models throughout the year you can afford to share some of that cheer. Considering the sexy models, it’s hard to believe he’s single. Does he like playing the field? Sunder says “Chennai is a very small town; you honestly can’t afford to mess around. It’s the same people in the social circles and you do not want to get things that complicated for yourself.” He steers clear of flings for the same reason and to fill the gap he travels with gorgeous women to the most exotic locales. “It’s impulsive I know, but last year barely after a couple of calls and emails I ended up meeting a friend at the Milan station and we toured the whole of Europe together.” A through-and-through romantic who actually likes candlelight dinners he muses “I don’t believe in the whole “You complete me” concept. You need to be complete and at peace with yourself only then can you let someone into your life. I’m waiting for that girl who will bowl me over or quietly sneak into my life”. We sigh along with him.Kaveri LalchandKaveri Lalchand, 37 Director, Blaft publicationsKaveri, director of Blaft publications, is undoubtedly the smartest single woman in the city. Where are all the men who keep insisting they want a beauty with brains we wonder? “I’m single because I am” she shrugs. “It’s not a conscious choice and when I meet a nice guy I am not averse to considering getting into a relationship.” Walking into a party alone, family pressure and lonely nights can be dispelled with the right companion we agree. Kaveri is a bit exasperated that we’re making being single cut out to be a boring affair and goes on to explain, “I have a chocolate ice-cream theory that I follow: Chocolate ice-cream makes me happy. When the chocolate icecream is all gone, I am still happy. All the time! Ice-cream or no ice-cream.” We ask her if settling down in the near future is on the cards. “Settle down”? Nope! Will never settle and never settle down. I want to fly, explore, taste new things, go on wild adventures, and sure, with a partner in crime-would make it twice the fun!” We couldn’t have said it better.Poongkothai ChandrahasanPoongkothai Chandrahasan, 30, Model and documentary filmmakerWith her beatific smile, flawless face and desirable figure it is difficult to imagine men who wouldn’t want to date her. A friend of hers rightly interrupts to say, “There are no lack of suitors; it’s a case of plenty!” Poongkothai explains, “I am just back from travelling all across the world for the NGO (Offer) I work with. Tomorrow if I need to do that again and I’m married I don’t think it would go down too well. I wear too many hats, I am juggling too many balls in the air and I don’t have the time to invest in a relationship.” Even though she’s not a party animal who is out about town every night, men still get insecure and are intimidated by the fact that she’s independent and doesn’t need them.”Once you’re in a relationship questions are bound to creep. Honestly that is not a box I want to enter”, she smiles.Milind RauMilind Rau, 31, Film directorMilind, after assisting Mani Ratnam in films like Guru, has come on his own as a director with Kaadhal to Kalyanam. He refused to believe this was an actual interview and expected someone to jump out from behind him and say it?fs a prank. Warily looking around he says “I’m still in the process of finishing my film and I haven’t found the right person yet. Though if I did find one I’d have no problems committing.” Kaadhal to Kalyanam is one of the most awaited flicks set to release early 2011 and we can see that for now work is his lady love. “See, when you’re single you can work at your priorities. Yes you do feel a bit lonely because you’re 30 plus and see your friends getting married and settling down. You wish you had someone to fill as your ‘plus one’.” Loneliness must be a tough rope to walk we say to which Milind laughs ‘I’m single, not a saint!” Amen. Other singlesTishani Doshi, 34, AuthorReema Sen, 29, ActressShobhana, 40, ActressArya, 31, ActorVishal, 33 Actoradvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Jets Braced For Big Bad Bears

first_imgNEW YORK — Rex Ryan has watched plenty of film of Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears’ offense during the past several days.And from what Ryan and the New York Jets’ defense have seen, they know they’ll have their hands full with those big, bad Bears receivers.“Sometimes they just throw it up there,” Ryan said. “Sometimes there are timing (routes). … A lot of times it’s like, ‘Hey, run behind the Buick, I’ll throw it to you.’ They have two monsters and they don’t mind feeding it to them, regardless of what your coverage looks like.”Press-man coverage, zone coverage, whatever. The 6-foot-4 Brandon Marshall and 6-3 Alshon Jeffery cause opponents fits, and they’ll be looking to do more of the same against the Jets (1-1) when the Bears (1-1) come to MetLife Stadium on the night of Sept. 22.Both Marshall (ankle) and Jeffery (hamstring) were listed as questionable — but they were in the same position last week and both played. Marshall looked especially healthy Sept. 14th night when he caught three touchdown passes and helped the Bears roar back for a 28-20 comeback win at San Francisco.“They’re both big receivers,” Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman said. “They both can go up and catch the football. They both know how to box you out. They’re both strong. They’re built. They both can make one-handed, spectacular catches down the field.”Other than all that, they should be no problem to defend. Yeah, sure.Marshall has 13 catches for 119 yards with four touchdowns, while Jeffery has eight receptions for 118 yards.Oh, and the Jets will also have to be fully aware of playmaking 6-6 tight Martellus Bennett, who leads the Bears with 15 catches and has two TDs.“They have a group of receivers that can get down the field and create mismatches,” Thurman said. “You’ve got to go up, fight them and contest them for the football and hope you win your share of them. Obviously, versus most teams, they win their share.”Having an unsettled situation in the secondary also isn’t ideal for the Jets. Top cornerback Dee Milliner is doubtful for the game as he deals with ankle and quadriceps injuries that kept him out of practice Sept. 18-19.Milliner, who suffered a high ankle sprain on Aug. 10 during training camp, missed the season opener against Oakland but then played last week at Green Bay. He was done for the day after allowing Jordy Nelson to score on an 80-yard touchdown catch.Converted safety Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls are expected to start for the third straight game and will have to try to keep Marshall and Jeffery — and Bennett — from having huge games in the passing game. The Jets’ front seven will also be counted on to put lots of pressure on Cutler, forcing him into making mistakes.“They give you a lot of looks up front, which takes time as a quarterback,” Cutler said. “It takes your eyes off the secondary because you have to worry about where they are coming from. Are you going to be picked up? Are you going to be hot? And that just takes away a click or two you have that you could be reading the secondary and finding your routes. So, it’s a tricky defense.”But it’s also one that knows it needs to buckle down after allowing Aaron Rodgers to throw for 346 yards — 209 to Nelson — and three touchdowns last week. The Jets are facing a stretch of pass-happy opponents that doesn’t get much easier after Sept. 22.Detroit, San Diego, Denver and New England are next, so Chicago will provide a good test as to where New York’s defense is. The Jets are ranked third in overall defense, helped by their No. 1 spot against the run. But they’re also a mediocre 17th against the pass.“Hopefully, if you’re stopping the run, you’re pretty decent on second down against the pass,” linebacker Calvin Pace said. “And that way, on third down, you can kind of make them a little bit more one-sided. You can pin your ears back and go.”Not that that will be a given against the Bears. Matt Forte is one of the league’s top dual threats, a running back who can rush for 100-plus yards and make plays catching short passes and turning them into big gains.“We’re not sleeping on the fact that he’s in their backfield,” Thurman said. “Our No. 1 objective almost every week is to stop the run first and then play good pass defense and not let the ball go over our head.”___(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Cabinet approves government jobs for sportspersons from Delhi

first_imgThe Delhi cabinet today approved jobs for sportspersons from the city who excel in their respective fields.Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on the matter and said, “Cabinet approves jobs in Delhi government for those sportspersons who excel in their sports. Rules to be notified within one month.”Good news for sportspersons of Delhi. Cabinet approves jobs in Delhi govt for those sportspersons who excel in their sports. Rules to be notified within one month.Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 29, 2018The rules for the same will be notified within a month, said Kejriwal. The step was taken to encourage and support city-based sportspeople.The cabinet, in August, had increased the cash incentive for the sportspersons for their achievements in the Olympics, the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games. The cabinet also increased the incentive for the sportspersons from Delhi who were a part of the Para Games.Inputs from IANSlast_img read more

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Carnival Comes Back to Mazatlan

first_imgzoom  Mazatlan, Mexico’s “Colonial City on the Beach,” announced on Friday that Carnival Cruise Lines will resume service to the destination with year-round cruises departing out of Los Angeles.CARNIVAL MIRACLEThe seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise, which will begin sailing in April 2015, will include additional stops in Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. With trips planned on the ship Carnival Miracle, 2,124 passengers and 934 onboard crew members will arrive in Mazatlan with each stop.“The inclusion of Mazatlan, or the ‘Pearl of the Pacific,’ in major cruise line offerings is a major achievement for the destination and we are thrilled to have Carnival back,” said Frank Cordova, Secretary of Tourism for the region. “The city has taken great strides to improve its general infrastructure and the available amenities for cruise passengers, greatly enhancing its allure as an ideal travel destination. We welcome cruise travelers to experience Mazatlan’s stunning beaches, rich colonial history and world-class gastronomy.”In addition to Carnival, four major cruise lines either currently service or plan to service the destination. Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Azamara Club Cruises resumed calls to Mazatlan’s port in 2013.Princess Cruises recently announced its return beginning in fall 2014, with additional trips beginning in 2015 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the cruise line’s first voyage to Mexico.It is expected that calls to Mazatlan’s port will bring 200,000 tourists in the 2014-2015 cruise season.Press Release, May 26, 2014, Image: Wikimedialast_img read more

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7 yrs jail Rs 100 cr fine for Suresh Jain in Maha

first_imgMumbai: A sessions court in Maharashtra’s Dhule district on Saturday sentenced former state ministers Suresh Jain and Gulabrao Deokar along with 46 others to varying jail terms between seven and three years after convicting them in the multi-crore ‘Gharkul’ housing scam. Special Judge Srushti Neelkanth sentenced Jain to seven years in jail and imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore on him. Deokar was given a five-year sentence, while the remaining 46 convicts got jail terms between three and seven years. Apart from Jain and Deokar, the accused include some former municipal councillors and officials. Soon after the court pronounced its verdict, all 48 convicts, who were present in the court, were taken into custody. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Shiv Sena leader Jain was arrested in March 2012 for a Rs 29-crore housing project scam when he was state minister of home in the 1990s. He spent over a year in jail before securing bail from the SC. NCP leader Deokar was arrested in May 2012. He spent three years in jail before securing bail. He was a councillor in the Jalgaon Municipal Council between 1995 and 2000. They were accused of favouring a builder and indulging in irregularities to the tune of Rs 29 crore.last_img read more

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Writing Advice From a Newly Minted Nobel Winner

first_imgIt’s tempting to talk of writing—the art of it, the craft of it, the lifestyle of it—as a kind of romance. Writers of serious literature (according to, at least, many writers of serious literature) do not simply type stark words onto blank pages; instead, they stare into an abyss and reach into their souls and find, if they are fortunate, the swirling fires of Prometheus. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect,” Anaïs Nin said, which is beautiful and true and also objectively incorrect: Writing is delicious work, but it is for the most part simply work. It’s often lonely. It’s rarely romantic. (I am not a writer of serious literature, but I am a writer, and I am writing this while sipping stale coffee from a mug that’s in bad need of a wash.) Writing is a craft in the way that carpentry is a craft: There’s art to it, sure, and a certain inspiration required of it, definitely, but for the most part you’re just sawing and sanding and getting dust in your eyes.Because of all that, it’s refreshing—and it is also a profound public service— when writers of literature use their public platforms not just to celebrate literature, but also to put the creation of literature in its place. And it’s especially refreshing when writers at the highest levels of the field do that. One of them has been Kazuo Ishiguro, the British novelist and the latest winner of the Nobel Prize.On Thursday, the Nobel Committee announced that Ishiguro is its 2017 laureate for literature—a decision, the Committee noted in its citation, that came in part because the author, “in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.” Almost immediately after the announcement was made, a story from The Guardian, written by Ishiguro himself and published in December of 2014, began circulating on social media. The piece is headlined, “Kazuo Ishiguro: How I Wrote The Remains of the Day in Four Weeks.” And it outlines, in great detail, how, indeed, the author overcame writer’s block—made worse by the banal demands of life itself—to summon the words that would become the novel that remains Ishiguro’s most famous contribution to the literary world. Twitter Kazuo Ishiguro – Photo by David Levenson / Getty Images LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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SLPP SLFP agree to meet again after reaching understanding

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) decided to meet again next month after reaching an understanding on several issues at talks held today.SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said that the fourth round of talks will be held on May 9th. He said that at the meeting held today both sides reached an understanding on several issues.Jayasekera said that the matters will now be discussed with the leaders of both parties and further discussed at the next meeting in May. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Agriculture minister hopes US will repeal meat label requirements avoid tariffs

Thinkstock by News Staff Posted May 21, 2015 4:29 pm MDT Last Updated May 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canada’s agriculture minister reiterated his position on U.S. meat label requirements Thursday, after the World Trade Organization ruled they violate trade obligations.Gerry Ritz made the comments in Calgary, saying it’s up to the U.S. to repeal the requirements, known as COOL, otherwise Canada will impose retaliatory tariffs against its southern neighbour.“We’re now driving the bus, we’re not under it anymore,” Ritz said, adding he’s spoken to U.S. officials and there are efforts to get them repealed.Under COOL, Canadian and Mexican livestock and meat shipments are segregated from American production, which Ritz said damages North America’s supply chain, including American farmers as well as Canadians.Ritz said he would rather have the U.S. deal with the issue than move to tariffs.“That’s our plan B, if they don’t come through with the fix to COOL like repealing it, then that’s our plan B,” he said, adding damages to Canada would depend on what the WTO would allow.“We’d bring our economic model to them as to the hurt that we’ve faced from a livestock perspective, some are $2.5 to $3 billion a year,” he said.However, Ritz said he’s confident a solution is on the way.“Rules are rules, we’re all WTO members,” he said. “If you want to step outside of that, you become a bit of a pariah on the world state, you know you’re out there all by yourself, it’s not a good place to be.”Ritz was asked during his discussion with American officials if there’s been any blowback.“There is from certain groups who supported COOL,” he said. “Having said that, the vast majority of the industry was with us in the U.S. because it’s hurting them as well.”“Their own economic analysis done by the United States Dept. of Agriculture has shown over a $2 billion hurt to their own industry.Mexico is also involved in getting the laws eliminated. Agriculture minister hopes U.S. will repeal meat label requirements, avoid tariffs read more

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Posing for selfies the family who ignored warnings at edge of crumbling

first_imgThe woman scrambles away from the cliff edgeCredit:Graham Hunt/BNPS A warning about unstable cliffs at West Bay in Dorset On the edge of the 80ft drop, the woman raises her mobile phone to take a pictureCredit:Graham Hunt/BNPS Cute evening down the beach chilling, next thing you know part of the Clift had fallen down 😳 #WestBay pic.twitter.com/rxVrJBH5U4— Gem Gilbert ☮ (@Y0urSunshine) August 16, 2016 Chief Inspector Steve White, of Dorset Police, said: “We would like to remind people that the cliffs remain unstable and it is possible further rock falls could occur.”We urge the public to obey warning signs, not to stand near the edge of cliffs or stand directly underneath them. Landslides and rock falls can happen at any time and without warning.” Sam Scriven from the Jurassic Coast Team said: “We would encourage people to behave sensibly on the coast. They should avoid the cliff edge and the base.”Last summer, the Coastguard issued a fresh warning to tourists and residents urging them to stay away from the unstable cliffs at West Bay.A massive rock fall narrowly missed scores of people sat on the busy beach made famous by the ITV crime drama Broadchurch in August, sending huge boulders crashing down. Pictures show the woman sitting on a raised rock right close to the 80ft drop below before using her mobile to take a selfie.The man stands just behind with a young child on his shoulders and a toddler nearby. He holds a selfie stick, which he appears to use to take another picture.  The man stands just behind with a young child on his shoulders as he extends a selfie stickCredit:Graham Hunt/BNPS “We want everyone to enjoy our beautiful coastline but we want you to do it safely, please keep your distance from cliff edges both at the top and at the bottom, as cliffs really can crumble without warning.” “As a West Bay coastguard officer I find it unbelievable that even with all the warnings a family will risk their lives, the lives of their children that they are forcing in to the unsafe area and the lives of people below and also all the rescue services just to take a picture.”The worst thing about these photos is that they are sitting on a ledge with very little below them. If there was an accident the first thing that would be said is ‘why are there no warnings?'”Do we really need to warn people after years of warnings not to go to the edge of the crumbling cliffs?” The fall happened on the same stretch of beach where Charlotte Blackman, 22, from Derbyshire, was crushed to death by a similar sized rock fall in 2012.Speaking last summer, Peter Davies, of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said: “The cliff fall is an example of just how unstable cliff edges can be, the incident could have had a very different outcome, and fortunately no one was seriously hurt or worse. A warning about unstable cliffs at West Bay in DorsetCredit:Graham Hunt/SWNS A family have been pictured posing for selfies at the edge of unstable cliffs where the TV show Broadchurch is filmed, despite warnings landslides can occur without warning.The man, woman and two small children were photographed on sandstone cliffs at West Bay, in Dorset, on Sunday.Numerous signs warn visitors not to stand or sit too close to the edge because the fragile state of the cliffs leads to regular rock falls.But the group appears to be blissfully unaware of the danger they face from the crumbling cliffs. Broadchurch cliffs family Broadchurch cliffs family Broadchurch cliffs family Part of the cliff at West Bay collapsed without warning in August Mark Collins, of the West Bay coastguards, said: “How many more messages can we put out there? It is either people not understanding the message or not understanding the risks for real. Part of the cliff at West Bay collapsed without warning in AugustCredit:Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock Photographer Graham Hunt, who was on the beach when he saw the family and took the pictures, said: “I was taking pictures of the harbour when I saw an adult appear at the top of the cliffs, followed by a man and two young children.”I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when the woman sat down right at the edge of the cliff to take a selfie.”The rock face there crumbles all the time, it could easily have happened at that moment.”The man had a young child sat on his shoulders. He was at least stood a bit further back,but he was still very close when he took his selfie.”  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.last_img read more

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Morningafter pill campaigners to target Lloyds Pharmacy

first_imgThe statement added that the chemist was “committed to looking at the sourcing of less expensive EHC medicines”. The pharmacy chain currently sells three versions of the pill, with the cheapest costing £26.75. Clare Murphy, of BPAS, told the Telegraph that Boots should simply cut the price of the pills it is already selling. “There’s no way if they cut it that it would be a loss-making situation,” she said. “The right, responsible and moral thing to do now would be to look at what they have in store and look at cutting the price of that.” Ms Murphy said that Lloyds Pharmacy, which has more than 1,500 stores, was selling a generic version of the pill for £28.25, more than double the price charged by Superdrug and Tesco.Its website shows two versions of the pill, a version produced by Consilient, which specialises in generic medicine, priced at £28.25 and EllaOne, which is priced at £34.95. Consilient is available to buy from online pharmacies for as little as £7.99.  The Lloyds Pharmacy website also includes a link to Brook advisory centre, which provides the pill free of charge to the under-25s. The Telegraph was unable to contact Lloyds Pharmacy for comment.  Campaigners will target Lloyds Pharmacy in the next phase of their efforts to make the morning-after pill cheaper. Representatives of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service said Boots should cut the price of the pills it currently sells after it said it would look at providing a cheaper generic version. Boots has apologised for telling BPAS that cutting the price of the pill would leave it open to accusations of “incentivising inappropriate use” but has not said when or how it might provide a cheaper option. The phrase was used in a letter from Marc Donovan, Boots’ chief pharmacist, sent to BPAS after the campaigning charity lobbied it to cut its prices. In a new statement released late on Friday a spokesman said: “We are truly sorry that our poor choice of words in describing our position on Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) has caused offence and misunderstanding and we sincerely apologise”.  The right, responsible and moral thing to do now would be to look at what they have in store and look at cutting the price of thatClare Murphy, BPAScenter_img 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.last_img read more

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Owner of UKs first pagan burial ground in 5000 years told he

A farmer who built the first new long barrow tomb in the UK in more than 5,000 years has been told that he must pay thousands of pounds in business rates on it.Tim Daw, the owner of the burial ground used by Pagans, has been told by the Valuation Office Agency that he must pay between £4,500 to £5,000 a year in business rates for his burial mound where people pay to inter the ashes of their loved ones.Long barrows were in widespread use in the early Neolithic period and examples still exist today, but the burial method fell out of use.Usually, church graveyards and burial grounds are exempt from the tax as they are seen as places of worship. But Mr Daw has been told that his long barrow is a commercial storage facility that must pay the tax, as it falls above the rateable value on a business property of £12,000.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Mr Daw, from Devizes, Wiltshire, said the decision means mourners visiting his tomb will have to “pay to pray” and that the move discriminates against non-Christian forms of worship. The traditional pagan and druid burial mound is where people pay to inter the ashes of their loved ones like they did in the Neolithic periodCredit:BNPS Mr Daw, makes an average of £1,000 a year from the burial site, but would have to pay £5,000 a year in business rates.He puts any money he takes towards the maintenance of the long barrow and has said that anyone, whatever their religion, is welcome to visit it.He said: “The long barrow is built like an ancient druid temple and we’ve had druids come here to worship.”It has also become used for a loose kind of pagan worship, so I just always assumed it was a place of worship and that was that, like a church.”Mr Daw said he has since had confirmation from a different government agency, the registrar, accepting the long barrow as a place of worship.A spokesman for the Valuation Office Agency said they could not comment on specific cases. 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. Tim Daw Mr Daw, a farmer, said: “I got an email from the business valuation office saying they considered my long barrow as a place for storage, like a warehouse you would store car parts in. He used conventional stone working techniques to create the unusual site at his farm in All Cannings, Wiltshire.The tomb is designed on an alignment that means the sun shines down the central chamber on the Winter Solstice, which also makes it a popular place of worship with druids and pagans.Mr Daw says the building, which took nine months to construct, cost him around £200,000.The long barrow is about 220ft long and 20ft tall and has stone chambers with a series of shelves, called niches, where people pay to have their loved ones’ ashes stored.It has 340 niches that can hold two or three urns and each niche carries a one-off charge of £1,000. All of the niches are now reserved, although only 40 are currently filled with urns. “Them describing it as ‘storage’ is demeaning to the families whose loved ones are buried here.”I couldn’t believe it. It’s not right and it should be treated the same as a Christian church. It feels like discrimination.”We are being told we must pay to pray. There is one rule for the established Christian religions and another for ancient pagans.”Responding to the decline in people wanting traditional Christian burials, Mr Daw decided to create the long barrow. read more

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Meshkov Brest and PPD Zagreb to play in SEHA F4 semifinals

Meshkov Brest and PPD Zagreb qualified for the SEHA F4 semi-finals after the two opening matches of the regional competition final event in Veszprem Arena. In the first match of the day Belarussian champions beat RK Nexe 28:24 (11:11) after better performance in the second half. The first gunner in the winning team was Kamyshyk with eight goals.STATISTICSMeshkov Brest will meet RK Vardar Skopje in the battle for the final – on Friday.PPD Zagreb showed another TOP performance on the wings of fantastic matches in the VELUX EHF Champions League. Veselin Vujovic boys overplayed HC Tatran Presov 33:26 (16:10) in front of more than 2.500 fans in Veszprem Arena. Only the TOP scorer of the SEHA GSS, Radoslav Antl with 11 goals was on the level necessary to play against Croatian champions, who had Luka Stepancic with 6 goals in the best shooting form tonight…STATISTICSZagreb will meet home team MVM MKB Veszprem on Friday’s semi-final. SEHA ← Previous Story EHF Cup quarter-finals: Skjern attack Melsungen for Berlin’s ticket Next Story → Steiner Ege is new “Zebra” read more

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Curiosity landing video turned into 25fps masterpiece

first_imgThe descent of Curiosity on to the surface of Mars is one of those events that will be remembered (in awe) forever. The 7 minutes of terror the rover went through to land safely on Mars was impressive both in its planning and execution, and everyone at NASA should be very proud of their achievement.We are also lucky that the Curiosity team at NASA thought to record and share the last 2 minutes of the descent via the 2MP Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) camera on board Curiosity. It allowed us to see the descent from the moment the heat shield is released right through to the thrusters gently placing Curiosity on the surface.The original video was tiny. Then NASA released an updated, high resolution version consisting of 666 frames of footage running at around 4fps. It was great, and I thought it was the best version we were going to get. But I was wrong.YouTube user hahahaspam took that footage and interpolated it to 25 frames per second. It took four days in total to put the video you see above together, but I think you’ll agree it was worth it. And it may not be the best version to appear as others are continuing to work with the footage and improve it further.Curiosity is already hard at work on Mars. We’ve seen it interrogate a rock with the ChemCam laser, it has started moving around, and there’s going to be a ton of new footage captured by its cameras over the next couple of years. This video and the handful of images being released by NASA is thankfully just the beginning.via Redditlast_img read more

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8 Bizarre Pie Flavors for Your National Pie Day Fix

first_imgSour and sweet make a heavenly combo for Monster Pie’s lemon pie: You’ll have to travel to Busan, South Korea to try this scrumptious dessert, however, it’s worth the trip.Maple and Bacon Pie Stargazy pie, a staple from County Road Beer Co. in Ontario, Canada, is a strange dish you’ll have to try at some point. *Spoiler alert* the fish make eye contact with you from the savory crust, so this isn’t for the faint of heart.Lemon Pie PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target Coca-Cola in pie? Yes, it’s possible. Luna’s Eat & Drink in Orange Beach, Alabama, created a peanut and Coca-Cola pie that will blow other sweets away.More on Geek.com:Feast Your Eyes on the 10 Weirdest Pizza Flavors10 Wackiest Pumpkin Spice Products You Can Buy‘Yuck’ Becomes ‘Yum’ at the Disgusting Food Museum The weird combination of booze and meat makes a wicked good treat at Shepherd’s Artisan Bakehouse in Sefton, Australia.Cereal Killer Cheesecake Pie Salad condiments can be used in baked goods, too: Underbelly Hospitality, a Houston-based restaurant company, makes a mean vinegar pie.Coca-Cola Pie This cereal killer cheesecake pie from The Pie Hole in Los Angeles is way better than the food you eat for breakfast.Mac and Cheese Pie It might not be the holidays anymore, but pie is one of the best desserts you can eat all year long. A flaky crust, fluffy interior, and slightly sweet taste make pie a meal worth splurging on.However, pie wasn’t always a popular dish worldwide: According to the American Pie Council, pie didn’t come to the U.S. until the first English settlers landed there. Over the years, pie has become a major part of U.S. culture, and depending on where you travel in the nation, you can eat different pies in each region.Photo Credit: Lucy Heath/UnsplashThe U.S. isn’t the only place to grab tasty pie though: Other nations, including Germany and South Korea, serve up some yummy creations by the slice, Travel  + Leisure reported. Whether you’re craving goat cheese or lemons, there’s a pie out there that will satisfy your taste buds.In honor of National Pie Day, which is Jan. 23, we’ve rounded up the most bizarre pie flavors you can try. If you’re feeling adventurous, prepare your taste buds for cereal killer cheesecake pie, vinegar pie, Coca-Cola pie, and other weirdly scrumptious types of pies.Beef and Beer Pie Your #brunchgoals will be complete with this maple and bacon pie from Sweet N’ Savory Pie in Seattle.Vinegar Pie Boomerang’s makes your favorite comfort food in pie form: Their mac and cheese pie might ruin your winter diet plans.Stargazy Pielast_img read more

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Food Drink Paper Tiger opens new drivethru a stones throw away

first_imgRachel Pinsky can be emailed at couveeats@gmail.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats. Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters recently took over the coffee kiosk on the corner of Mill Plain Boulevard and Grand Boulevard (formerly Pines Coffee and then Jenna Coffee). Kenny Fletcher, Paper Tiger’s owner, had his eye on that kiosk for five years, since he took over Paper Tiger’s coffee shop just down the street at the corner of Grand and Evergreen boulevards.After the kiosk’s recent vacancy, Fletcher heard rumors that a coffee chain had approached the landlord, so he knew he had to move quickly. “I managed to find out who the landlord was and had a chat with him that day,” Fletcher said. “I signed paperwork the next day. The landlord confirmed that other chains were looking at it and he said he wanted someone local. I told him we’re local — here’s my shop. I pointed right down the street to him.” Getting the dual-sided drive-up ready for business was fairly simple. Inside, Fletcher added a new grinder and espresso machine, and reorganized the shelving. The landlord had just installed an under-the-counter three-door refrigerator. On the outside, Fletcher added a new coat of paint, ordered some Paper Tiger logos and made his own colorful signs — a coffee cup on a bright tiger-orange background.PTCR (as Fletcher likes to call the coffee kiosk because it’s an abbreviated version of his shop) carries a shorter menu because of its limited space. House coffee and espresso drinks (cappuccino, Americano, latte, mocha, macchiato and con panna), chai (spicy and regular), hot cocoa, and soda (Coca-Cola, San Pellegrino, and Italian soda) are available. Four types of tea are offered: green, black, Earl Grey, and berry rooibos.last_img read more

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Montella to be sacked by Sevilla

first_imgSevilla’s management is running out of patience with the Italian manager, who could be fired within the next few days.Sevilla’s club directors can’t be satisfied with the team’s recent run of bad results. The Andalusian outfit has not tasted victory since the famous win at Old Trafford. That’s a total of 9 matches without a win in all competitions. The most recent ones are particularly concerning. First, it was last weekend’s 5-0 annihilation in the Copa del Rey final. Then, yesterday Sevilla lost to lowly Levante.Montella doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the situation. He was asked in his Press conference last evening if it might’ve been his last game on the Sevilla bench. This was his response (Football Italia):“That is not a question for me to answer. I am the coach of Sevilla and I do my work with enthusiasm, professionalism and focus.”“I think we can finish the season better than our current form, but the rest is not up to me.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The Italian manager has already met with the club leadership to discuss his future. Marca quoted him as saying:“They heard my explanation, how I see the situation, how it could continue and with what objectives,”“I gave my analysis in general of the whole season since I have been here and I told them I believe that we can reach the Europa League.”“I know we played a terrible game in the final, but if we reach the Europa League it isn’t a lost season for me.”Sevilla has already parted ways with sporting director Oscar Arias and many were wondering if Montella could be next. Last night’s match against Levante was seen as his last chance. In all likelihood, it was.last_img read more

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Alumnae meet held at SMK

first_imgVijayawada: A large number of Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala alumnae from the first batch to the recent passed out batch participated in the meet organised by the college here on Tuesday. They walked down the memory line and recalled their memories and experiences. A few of them spoke about their relationship with their teachers and felt proud to be the alumnae of the college. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us Principal Dr M Nalini said that many students of the college had settled in various walks of life at various places across the world. Director Dr T Vijayalakshmi praised the old students and said that they have brought glory to the institution. She also said that the old student’s cultural team has performed in America and won standing ovation for their performance.last_img read more

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Nifty hits alltime closing high about 200 points away from 10000

first_imgA view of National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).IANSIndian stock markets ended Tuesday trading on a bullish note, with the 50-scrip NSE Nifty closing at a record high of 9,786 while the BSE Sensex touched yet another historic high of 31,885 before closing at 31,747, a gain of 31 points.Top Sensex gainers were Bajaj Auto, Tata Motors and NTPC while stocks that lifted the Nifty included Bajaj Auto, BPCL and Hindalco.Meanwhile, Moneycontrol reported that out of 19 companies in which the promoters raised their stake, six companies delivered phenomenal returns to shareholders. These are Moschip Semiconductor, Alankit, Fortune Financial Services, Ram Minerals, Monarch Networth and Tide Water Oil.On Monday, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers of Indian equities worth Rs 102 crore, while domestic institutional investors bought stocks worth Rs 894 crore, according to provisional data published by the NSE.Jet Airways, which was rumoured to see stake sale to foreign investors or airlines, ended flat at Rs 605 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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