Nadal sees off German named Yannick; next up, a German named Yannick

first_imgSpain’s Rafael Nadal reacts as he hits a return to Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann during their men’s singles first round match on day two of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 27, 2019. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)For nine minutes, Yannick Hanfmann dared to dream as the world number 184 from Germany carved out four break points on the serve of Rafael Nadal.But the 11-time champion saved them all in the first game of the match and that was about as good as it got for Hanfmann as the world number two cruised to a 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 win on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:56Magalong drops Albayalde’s name in ‘ninja cops’ probe01:42Cayetano asks Robredo, opposition to stop ‘politicizing’ drug war02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too In the end, Hanfmann became Nadal’s 87th victim at Roland Garros but he took comfort from seeing the great Spaniard from up close.“Now I know how it feels to have a guy like him, he has such a unique game on clay.“To feel his ball, how it feels on my strokes. I tried to play some lefties and told them, ‘Okay, maybe you can try to be Rafa a little bit,’ but nobody can be him.”For 32-year-old Nadal, next up is — another German qualifier in the shape of Yannick Maden, ranked at 114.He had won just one match on tour in 2019 before he doubled that tally on Monday by beating Belgium’s Kimmer Coppejans 7-6 (7/0), 7-5, 6-3 to give him a second round clash with Nadal.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “That first game was disappointing,” said 27-year-old Hanfmann, who arrived in Paris with just one win to his name this year.He had earned just $3,600 since the turn of the year while Nadal has already banked $3.7 million in the same period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I feel like in the first game I did some good returns. And obviously Rafa is also a bit nervous.“You can see that. I took my chances there. And, yeah, I wish I would have seen what happens after maybe a break and then maybe I can hold and maybe it goes a little bit differently. But, you know…” ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Like Hanfmann, 29-year-old Maden played college tennis in the United States and until Monday had yet to register a win at the Slams.“With YouTube you can find things,” said Nadal of the potential pitfalls of facing the relative unknowns of Hanfmann and Maden.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Rafael Nadal cruises through at Roland Garros Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Career in Sports: Pro talk with Sangram Singh

first_imgPaying attention in class, taking tuition, staying focused on your studies and scoring the perfect 9 or 10 CGPA in exams can definitely land you up a good job such as that of a teacher, engineer, doctor , lawyer, pilot and so on.But have you ever thought, that playing on the ground, scoring the perfect goal, sweating out for hours on the field or challenging friends on the racing track can too lead you to a good job that will be full of adventure, fun, dare and excitement.Yes, we are talking about none other than sports as a career. We have often observed that parents do encourage children to play sports like cricket, badminton, tennis, basketball, football and others or participate in sports activities in schools. But when it comes to making sports as a full-fledged career, not many parents are supportive about this idea.They fear that it would not yield a stable salary and that if you are not at the top like Sachin Tendulkar, Vishwanathan Anand and Sania Mirza, no  one will even bother to ask about you.So as to clear certain misconceptions regarding the same, we bring before you a short interview session with Sangram Singh, who has recently won the commonwealth heavy weight championship. A struggler, achiever and a winner, Sangram was paralysed and confined to chair for 8 years due to rheumatoid arthritis, but  his willpower to recover and determination brought him out as a complete winner.Even after achieving celebrity status, he remains a very down-to-earth person, who selflessly  has been working towards the betterment of the society.advertisementRecently, he announced financial support for Mr. Kamal Kumar who was a state level boxer, and now was being forced to be a garbage collector. In collaboration with Mr. Sangram Singh, the Sunshine Group Chairman launched country’s first naturopathy center focused on helping the needy and retired national players, who can come back to the health and fitness field through this noble initiative mean to bring respectability back to being a sports-person.Sangram Singh wishes that initiatives of this kind, shall reach every small town where he wishes to provide motivation, health support and a fitness training to the rural youth, who are future icons of our country.He also requested every Indian citizen, corporates and sportsperson to extend any sort of help that will help Indian sportsperson bring laurels to the country and make India proud.Following is a small interview session with Anumika Bahukhandi, from India Today Education  How supportive have his parents been in his career choice?Mostly parents wish their children to become either a doctor, engineer , teacher or get into any other respectable job. They can never thing wrong for their kids. But they should also understand that we have one life and they should give a chance to children to choose the career of their choice about which they are passionate and should support them completely. My parents, especially my mother has been my pillar of strength. Whatever I am today, is all because of her as she has supported me in every step.What is the scope of wrestling in India, as a career ?Wrestling is a big game and has a good scope in India. In 1952, we won the first medal in wrestling only. It is a tough career as there are risks of injury and one has to be well-determined, passionate and focused about it.Wrestling as a career is also life threatening as there are risks of getting seriously injured. Has this thought never bothered you?I had broken my nose while practicing. Also I got a fracture on my shoulders, knees. But then it becomes a routine. Plus injuries are considered as a sportsman’s jewel. So when you are passionate about your sport, injuries do not matter. In every sport there will be struggle and obstacles, but a victory which comes easily, is no victory.last_img read more

Paralympian Aditya Mehta forced to remove prosthetic limb at Bengaluru airport, again

first_imgAditya Mehta, a two-time para-cycling silver medallist at the Asian Paralympics 2013, said he was strip-searched and asked to remove his prosthetic limb at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport when he was boarding a flight to Hyderabad on early Tuesday morning.Notably, this comes two months after a similar incident where the Hyderabad-based cyclist was strip-searched twice within the span of days at the Delhi and Bangalore airports. (Watch Video here)In a Facebook post, Mehta lashed out at the CISF security personnel for their insensitivity and described the incident as one that left a “psychological scar on a physically challenged person’s mind”.Mehta alleged that he had to remove the prosthesis and wear it again that eventually left him bleeding.He added that CISF personnel were not capable to deal with such cases and termed the incident as “shameful” and “disgraceful”.”Yet again I was forced to remove my prosthetic leg at KIA, Bangalore. Possibly an generous Dussehera gift from CISF – Central Industrial Security Force,” Mehta wrote in the post.”Sarcasm aside, in my earlier posts, I have already mentioned how painful the procedure is to remove the prosthesis and wear it back. Worth mentioning is the psychological scar that it can leave on a physically challenged person’s mind.”And seems like CISF personnel are not yet sensitized to deal with such cases. Such shame, such disgrace,” he added.last_img read more

Olympic Flame Meets Greece Refugees

first_imgThe Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games made a symbolic stop at a refugee camp in Athens, as part of a global initiative to promote sports among 60 million displaced people.The torch was carried April 26 by 27-year-old Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein, who ran with a prosthetic limb fitted below his right knee.Al-Hussein said that “this is such an honor for me. This is for every Syrian and ever Arab who has gone through so much.”IOC President Thomas Bach visited the U.N.-run refugee camp in January to promote a refugee sports program, sponsored by the organization with grants to build athletic facilities and fund training aimed at identifying elite competitors for a tiny stateless team.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Army says transgressions down along LAC in Ladakh

first_imgBy Anil Bhatt Bir Billing (Kangra), Oct 18 (PTI) Incidents of transgressions along the Sino-Indian border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region has come down this year and an effective mechanism has been put in place to tackle any situation, a top Army commander has said. The officer also said the security situation along the LoC and in hinterlands in Jammu and Kashmir is fragile but under control. “There has been a relative decline in the number of transgressions (along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh) during the current year,” Army’s Northern Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh told PTI on Wednesday. He was replying to a question on ground situation along the LAC in Ladakh in wake of incursions and transgressions in the region. “We have been able to maintain peace and tranquility along LAC in J&K,” he said. Singh, who was in this famous Himachal Pradesh adventure sport destination for the first inter-services paragliding competition, said the Army has a well established mechanism to take control of any situation that arises along the LAC and each of these mechanisms is effective and working very well to ensure peace and tranquillity along the LAC. As per official figures, incidents of transgressions had risen to 426 in 2017, from 273 in 2016. Singh did not give exact number of such incidents in 2018 so far. In one of the incidents this year, Chinese had transgressed into Indian territory twice in the Barahoti sector of Uttarakhand in late July. Around 15-20 personnel of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had come 800 metres inside Indian territory in Chamoli district on the morning of July 25, officials had said. PTI AB BJBJadvertisementlast_img read more

Another Video Of Dirty Play In Alabama-LSU Has Surfaced

first_imgFans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Alabama-LSU is one of college football’s most-intense rivalries, so it wasn’t surprising to see it get a little too physical at times.Saturday night, video of an Alabama player’s apparent dirty move on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow went viral.It looked pretty bad:Williams driving his forearm into the throat of Burrow and then a Machado-esque leg drag across his helmet. pic.twitter.com/0AZosV0CDY— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) November 4, 2018That’s not the only apparent dirty play from the game, either.This play has been getting some attention on social media, too:You really have to like all these 5-stars playing with class pic.twitter.com/Z1sCmwN5V1— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 4, 2018If you really tried, you could probably find moments like these from basically every college football game. It’s a physical sport and, at times, emotions will boil over.Still, it’s not something you want to see, especially in a game of this magnitude.last_img read more

More oil rigs and jobs expected to leave Canada

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The outlook appears to be going from bad to worse for Canada’s oil and gas industry.According to the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, more rigs and jobs are expected to leave the country in 2019.That is a dramatic shift compared to November’s forecast which predicted little change in drilling activity across western Canada.“We could see that number go from approximately 870 job losses to about 5700, essentially lost from western Canada,” said CAODC President Mark Scholz.Another oilpatch convoy is on the move – rigs are relocating to the US. https://t.co/yRrGMr9kjZ pic.twitter.com/c4zHw2km29— CAODC (@theCAODC) February 19, 2019Like others in the industry, Scholz believes the problem goes beyond a pipeline shortage – it has become too expensive for some energy companies to do business in Alberta.“We’ve seen billions of dollars leave this industry, going to other jurisdictions that have favourable regulations,” said Scholz. “(Canadian governments have) decided to increase operating costs at a time when our industry can least afford it.”In recent years, government regulations have heaped on higher labour costs, a carbon tax and increased regulations like Bill C-69.“Canada really needs to figure out whether it wants to be in the business of oil and gas,” said Scholz. “Our governments have really indicated that they aren’t interested in investments in oil and gas, particularly from the federal level.”As a result, more rigs and jobs have left Canada for the U.S.According to a recent State of Energy report from Texas Independent Producers, there were more than 45,000 jobs created in the U.S. energy industry last year.The most recent numbers from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers show there were more than 116,000 energy-related jobs lost in Canada between 2015-17.last_img read more

At UNsupported meeting nuclear experts try to cut reactor fuel risks

Among other topics, the 230 experts, gathering from over 30 countries in Vienna, Austria, are exploring possibilities to wean their reactors off of highly enriched uranium (HEU), which poses dangers because it can be used to make nuclear explosives.”The main issue during this conference is the development of very high density low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel, as well as the conversion of the most demanding high-flux research reactors to use LEU instead of HEU,” according to Pablo Adelfang, head of the IAEA´s Research Reactor Group. The 13th International Topical Meeting on Research Reactor Fuel Management, being held from 22-25 March, will also contribute to the search for solutions to the transportation, final disposal and reprocessing problems of spent fuel, IAEA said.Another critical issue, the agency said, is the shortage of the isotope technetium-99m which is used for medical treatment and for which 95 per cent of the world’s needs are supplied by only five research reactors, all of them over 40 years old.The conference is organised by the European Nuclear Society in cooperation with the IAEA, which, in its supporting role, is funding participation of some experts from developing countries. 25 March 2009Operators of the world´s 250 research reactors – nuclear reactors that do not generate power but are used instead for scientific testing and the production of medical isotopes – are meeting this week to tackle fuel risks, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said today. read more

Cabinet ministers call Alberta Wildrose hypocritical over government debt

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 13, 2012 5:52 pm MDT EDMONTON – Two Alberta Tory cabinet ministers say politicians from the Opposition Wildrose party are self-serving hypocrites trained in “flea-market” economics where cash falls forever off a “money tree.”Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths and Transportation Minister Ric McIver took turns Tuesday firing back at criticism levelled by the Wildrose over the government’s plan to take on debt to pay for big-ticket capital projects.Griffiths hammered away during a speech to rural and municipal district politicians. He said he’s tired of hearing the Wildrose demand spending cuts overall while also lobbying for pet projects in party-held constituencies.“What hypocrisy,” said Griffiths. “You can’t demand you reduce spending and then demand you spend more in your own constituency.“Every single person in this room has an issue, whether it’s their hospital or their school or their road.“It’s about long-term planning for the next 20 years to make sure we meet those demands, not just about what the budget looks like at the second-quarter update. That’s how you run a flea market, not the province of Alberta.”McIver, in a scrum with reporters, was 25 seconds into his first answer to a question on the debt plan when he turned his guns on the Wildrose.“The Opposition, with their money tree math, in one breath says, ‘Don’t borrow money’ and in the next breath says, ‘We would have built (to twin) Highway 63 (to Fort McMurray).’“Well they wouldn’t have done it without borrowing money because it costs $1.1 billion. You can’t have it both ways.”Premier Alison Redford and Finance Minister Doug Horner announced on the weekend that the government will take on debt to pay for roads, schools and hospitals while making sure the $40-billion day-to-day operating budget stays in the black.Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said Redford didn’t announce that plan in the February budget or run on it in the April election campaign.She called it a fundamental reversal of policy and a repudiation of the legacy of former Tory premier Ralph Klein, who used oil royalties to erase Alberta’s $23-billion net debt and set up the province as an international leader in fiscal probity.Smith wants Redford to call a referendum on the spending issue. The Wildrose leader said Albertans need to have a say on whether future generations should be saddled with debt.McIver, however, asked if it would be fair to impose the same debtload on current Albertans. He used the twinning of Highway 63, which connects Edmonton with the oilsands, as an example.“If we were to pay cash, then Albertans in 2013 up to 2016 would have paid the entire freight for that road, and people for the next 20-30 years would have got a free ride,” said McIver.“When you borrow the money over a 20-year period, which we are, the people using the road will be the same ones paying for it. There’s an element of fairness there you can’t deny. The Opposition wants to throw that element of fairness out.”The government announced earlier this year that twinning would be fast-tracked after numerous crashes and fatalities on the busy highway. Earlier Tuesday, RCMP closed a section of the road to investigate a fatal head-on crash between a pickup and a tanker truck.Reporters asked Griffiths why the government didn’t talk about the debt plan during the election.“Actually I think (we) did,” said Griffiths. He said he has spoken for a year or more on the need to find ways to build recreation centres, sidewalks and other amenities for thousands of newcomers.He said the debtload under Klein had to go because it was money for day-to-day operating expenses.“We had bad debt. We had operating debt … and the situation had to be rectified, but that doesn’t make all debt bad.”The minister suggested it makes sense, as in the case of a family farm, to borrow money in the short term to flourish in the long term.“If you wait until you have cash, it hinders your ability to grow your business. Most businesses and industries operate that way.“It’s an investment, not a debt.”Liberal finance critic Kent Hehr said the government needs to look at other options such as changing corporate tax rates or abandoning the flat tax for a progressive one.“The government continues to fund today’s projects on the backs of our future prosperity,” said Hehr.“Its only plan is to continue to spend all of our fossil fuel wealth in one generation.”The debate is expected to flare up again Monday when politicians resume sitting in the house after a one-week break. Cabinet ministers call Alberta Wildrose hypocritical over government debt read more

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Ohio State mens basketball earns No 3 seed in NIT set to

OSU junior forward Marc Loving (2) looks to deliver a pass while Penn State freshman guard Josh Reaves (23) tries to slow him down in a game in the Big Ten tournament on March 10 in Indianapolis. OSU won, 79-75. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorDespite being left out of the NCAA tournament field after seven consecutive appearances, the Ohio State men’s basketball team will still get a taste of the postseason.The National Invitational Tournament announced its 32-team bracket Sunday night, in which the Buckeyes (20-13, 11-7) earned a No. 3 seed.OSU is scheduled to take on sixth-seeded Akron (26-8, 11-5) in the first round Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. The Zips, who are making their first NIT appearance since 2012, won the Mid-American Conference’s regular-season title. They fell to Buffalo in their the conference championship game Saturday night on a last-second 3-pointer. OSU played Akron in the first round of the NIT in 1989, defeating the Zips 81-70. The first three rounds of the NIT, which is, essentially, a consolation prize for schools like OSU, are played at the campus sites of the higher-ranked team. The semifinals are slated for March 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, while the championship game is set for March 31 at 7 p.m. As the regular season progressed and the young Buckeyes continued to struggle to find their stride, it seemed like they were destined for the NIT. An upset win over then-No. 8 Iowa on Feb. 28 inflated OSU’s chances to take part in March Madness, but tallying just one win in the Big Ten tournament before being bounced by Michigan State on Friday night sealed the Buckeyes’ fate. Speaking to the media after his team’s 81-54 loss to the Spartans, coach Thad Matta said because of his team’s youth, he would welcome any opportunity to continue playing additional games.“We need practice, we need as much as we can get, there’s no question about it,” Matta said Friday night. This marks just the second time an OSU team coached by Matta will play in the NIT. The first time was in 2008, when the Buckeyes won five games en route to capturing the tournament title. Matta likened that team to this year’s squad because of the amount of freshmen on each roster. The current Buckeyes have six first-year players, while the 2008 team had five. “I think it paid dividends for them,” the coach said about the NIT for his 2008 freshmen.Redshirt sophomore guard Kam Williams said Friday it didn’t matter which tournament his team ended up in, or who they would play. “We’re just going to prepare for whatever comes next,” he said, later adding, “hopefully we get a better result.”OSU, which went 3-10 against teams that made the NCAA tournament, is the only team from the Big Ten in the NIT. As for the NCAA tournament, seven of the Buckeyes’ conference counterparts received berths, highlighted by Michigan State, which is a No. 2 seed. read more

So this is Yumeshima An inspection of the Osaka IR Candidate Location

first_imgThe dream is getting bigger. On 17 January, after meeting with three members of the Osaka IR Promotion Bureau on a visit to the Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building, IAG looks down on Yumeshima floating 24 floors below. It is now common knowledge that Yumeshima is the candidate site for an Osaka IR property.Osaka Bay has three man-made islands including Maishima, Sakishima and Yumeshima. Yumeshima is actually quite unknown to the residents of Osaka city. It was also this reporter’s first time looking down on it. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Load More “The IR location is planned for the back of that area just across the white bridge from Maishima,” one of the Osaka IR Promotion Bureau staff members explains. “The left side is where the World Expo will be and there is already a tunnel from Sakishima, where we are now, to Yumeshima.”We look in the direction the staff member is pointing and can see where the underwater tunnel connects the two islands.The World Expo will be held in 2025. A massive IR structure is supposed to be completed a year before the Expo. What will it look like? We get excited just imagining it.There are so many issues that must be resolved when establishing an IR. Playing its part is the Seminar for the Prevention of Problem Gambling, which was held by the Osaka IR Promotion Bureau on the afternoon of 17 January in Nakanoshima, Osaka. The venue is near MGM Resorts Japan’s recently opened Osaka office.This is the third time this type of seminar has been held. It consisted of two experts lecturing for two hours about gambling disorders and how they are treated. The estimated number of addictions are also the worst in the world – the conclusion being that going forward, Japan needs to continue activities to raise awareness and needs a reinforced support system.This reporter feels like we’re ready for a solution, but it’s not something that can be solved overnight. We must tread carefully. Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR RelatedPosts Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentionslast_img read more

Man found not guilty in murder of security guard

first_imgSOUTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A jury found Nathaniel Payne-Collins not guilty, Monday, in the murder of a security guard in South Miami-Dade in 2013.Payne-Collins and three others were accused of killing 50-year-old Robert Nelson as he patrolled Hidden Grove Apartments in August, 2013.Nelson was robbed and shot nine times. He died on the scene.Payne-Collins still faces prison time for the lesser charge of theft.One of those three co-defendants, 31-year-old Gregory Lewis, pleaded guilty and is serving a 10-year prison term. He testified against Payne-Collins in court.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Instead of budget cuts Juneau school district asks What can we add

first_imgThe Juneau School District is facing a sixth year of budget cuts, and it’s handling the budget process a little differently than in recent years.The Juneau School District held a public forum on the budget Feb. 2 at the Juneau-Douglas High School library. (Photo by Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau)Superintendent Mark Miller laid out the challenge at a public forum on the school budget last week.“If we rolled our current budget over into next year with nothing different, just rolled this year’s budget into next year and did exactly what we’re doing now, we’d be about $1.2 million short,” Miller said.In the past, the question was, what should we cut?“And so we’re trying to do it from another way which is if we start with a basic budget or just if we were to do what we had to, to keep the doors open, then what more could we add to get to our final number?” Miller said.This basic budget totals just over $60 million. On top of teachers and principals, it include items like utilities, insurance and custodial services. Under this bare bones budget, an average kindergarten, first or second grade classroom would have 25 students. Current class sizes average 22.5. Funding-wise, that’s a difference of about half a million dollars.The district anticipates being able to spend an additional $4 million.Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School principal Molly Yerkes said her site council struggled with what to prioritize. Naturally, the group wanted to focus on middle school. Instead, its number one priority is keeping K-2 class sizes small.“We really find at the middle school level that students who have a solid reading foundation, which they receive at those primary grade levels, it costs so much less to teach students to read at that age than it does in middle school or high school,” Yerkes said.Juneau-Douglas High School principal Paula Casperson, representing all three Juneau high school principals, painted a bleak picture of what more budget reductions will mean.“It isn’t a stretch to say that we believe that we could very quickly be at the point where we can only offer classes to students who need them in pursuit of their diploma, that the free and public education that has allowed so many generations of students to access classes above and beyond the 23 credits may not be an option for our schools in the future,” she said.The high schools are desperate to hold on to any full-time employees, Casperson said, including two high school counselors that aren’t in the bare bones budget.“While we have long supported programs and add-on supplemental things, such as drug testing for our student athletes or intramural programs for our school days, we don’t feel like we can at this point, because they don’t have the connection into the classrooms,” Casperson said.The district is offering the public another opportunity to provide input on the budget at 6 p.m. Monday at Thunder Mountain High School. Comments can also be emailed to budgetinput@juneauschools.org.The district plans to finalize the budget at the end of March.last_img read more

NGK box office collection Heres how much Suriyas film earned from overseas

first_imgSuriya’s NGKPR HandoutSuriya’s NGK has turned out to be a below-average performer at the overseas box office. The Selvaraghavan-directorial, from its two versions (Tamil and Telugu), has failed to live up to the expectations.Going by the numbers provided by Bollywood Hungama, NGK witnessed a major drop in its collection in its second weekend at the international box office. In the US, the political thriller was opened to 150+ centres and raked in Rs 92.39 lakh in the first weekend.In the next seven days, the film has added a little over Rs 10 lakh to take its total tally to Rs 1.04 crore. The actor’s previous film S3 (Singam 3) had grossed over Rs 3 crore, while his 24 minted above Rs 10 crore. Considering the business of his previous films, the collection of NGK is nothing but a big disaster, say trade trackers.In the UK, the Suriya-starrer has raked in Rs 45.33 lakh after grossing Rs 34.03 lakh in the first weekend. In Australia, it had earned Rs 37.21 lakh in the opening weekend and has ended its second weekend at Rs 42.94 lakh.In New Zealand, NGK, which has Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi in the female leads, has made a collection of Rs 5.48 lakh after collecting Rs 4.54 lakh in the first weekend.NGK had earned Rs 75.21 lakh in its first weekend in Malaysia. It added over Rs 50 lakh to end its total collection at Rs 1.33 crore.last_img read more

Paying Homage to Khwaja Ahmed Abbas

first_imgDay two and three of the six-day long Urdu Drama Festival presented a touching solo act written by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas and a stage presentation of two of his stories, under the banner Abbas ke Do Rang, highlighting his versatility and his socialist leanings as a story teller.The 26th edition of Urdu Drama Festival hosted by the Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture & Languages in association with Urdu Academy is celebrating  the centenary year of two great writers Khwaja Ahmed Abbas and Begum Qudsia Zaidi. While Khwaja Ahmed Abbas was also a celebrated filmmaker and journalist, Qudsia Ziadi was a pioneer of Indian Theatre. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Angrezi ki Ghalatiyon Se Bhara Ek Khat, an Urdu adaptation of the English short story Letar Firaum a Child to Mahtama Gandhi, written by the legendary writer Abbas, was enacted by Pierrot’s Troupe theatre group, on Tuesday evening.Directed by M Sayeed Alam, the play unfolds with 12 year old Anwar Ali writing a letter to Mahatma Gandhi immediately after the latter’s assassination. The letter captures the collective guilt of a nation for the death of Bapu. The young Anwar’s letter is full of spelling and grammatical related mistakes. However, this poorly composed letter highlights the significance of Gandhi Ji’s vision of a united and peaceful nation. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixUnder Abbas ke do rang the first story, My Son Is My Enemy, revolved around a lawyer who transforms from a revolutionary freedom fighter into a wealth and power chasing professional, and finds himself pitted against his idealist son, who still stands for his father’s lost ideals. The second presentation Ajanta is a story of two lovers who flee the brutal partition violence in Bombay and fed up with senseless killing all around find solace and peace in the artistic brilliance of the caves of Ajanta.   The first three days of the festival were dedicated to the plays of or on Abbas while the last three days will be dedicated to the plays scripted by Zaidi. On the fourth day of the festival (Thursday), Jaan Har, a play written by Begum Qudsia Zaidi and directed by Sheikh Khairuddin will be performed by the Living Theatre Group. The fifth day (Friday) Qudsia’s Khalid ki Khala, directed by Chander Shekhar Sharma will be performed by Mask Players Art Group.The festival will end on Saturday with Qudsia’s play Dhoban ko Kapre Diye, directed by Danish Iqbal and presented by the Social Pride Welfare Society.When: On till 18 October Where: Sri Ram Centrelast_img read more

Chowkidar has come to loot people Abhishek

first_imgBankura: Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, All India Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee said Modi has come to loot people in the guise of a ‘chowkidar’.Addressing a rally here on Monday afternoon, he said: “We have seen honest chowkidars who used to protect people but now, Modi has actually come to loot people in the guise of one.” Banerjee said in the name of “achhe din”, Modi has ruined the economic condition of the country. “Thousands of people have lost their jobs due to note ban, while the GST has affected small and medium traders and businessmen badly. Till date, the people do not know under whose instruction the note ban was implemented or why GST was introduced without any kind of preparation.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe said before coming to power in 2014, Modi had announced that 2 crore youths would get jobs every year. But the actual picture is grim with mounting unemployment. “In the past five years, Modi has not done anything for the country except talk big,” he added. Abhishek went on to criticise BJP for trying to divide society in the name of religion. “BJP needs religion to win election. Religion is personal. But in social life, our religion is working for the people. Religion teaches us to respect the views of others,” he said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateUrging people not to vote for BJP, as ‘neither their workers nor their leaders will be seen after the election is over’, he said: “Have you seen them in the past five years? They come before the election like seasonal birds and go once the election ends.” Taking a dig at the CPI(M), Abhishek said the party has fielded Amiyo Patra in Bankura, where he was infamous for his notoriety. “CPI(M) had unleashed a ‘Reign of Terror’ in Bengal during its 34-year-rule. The people of Bankura had been terrorised. The party is again trying to foment trouble here,” he maintained. He urged people to vote for the Trinamool Congress to oust BJP from the Centre and said: “Oust BJP from the Centre to set up a stable, secular government that will expedite development.”last_img read more

Microsoft to offer x64only Windows 10 feature updates for businesses

first_imgMicrosoft to offer x64-only Windows 10 feature updates for businesses by Martin Brinkmann on September 29, 2018 in Windows – 10 commentsOrganizations may soon save a lot of bandwidth when they deploy feature updates for machines running Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.Microsoft revealed last Wednesday that it provides organizations with smaller package sizes for 64-bit versions of Windows 10.The change, which affects Microsoft commercial customers who use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or System Center Configuration Manager, will reduce the size of x64 updates by about 2.2 Gigabyte according to Microsoft.The new x64-only feature updates for Windows 10 have a size of about 2.6 Gigabytes which means that update size has nearly been cut in half.Microsoft offers the new packages in addition to current packages. The core difference between the x64-only packages and classic packages is that the classic package includes x64 and x86 files.Customers who require x86 feature updates will be able to select the classic packages to do so.Configuration Manager or other enterprise management solutions can pull the x86 files from that feature update download to deploy as they did before.The new packages that deliver x64-only versions of Windows 10 are already available for Windows 10 version 1703, 1709, and 1803. A package for Windows 10 version 1809 will be provided as soon as the operating system is released (which will happen in early October 2018).The x64-only feature updates are available for all language versions that are available as RTM, e.g. EN-US for English United States.The new x64-only packages include only the RTM content of the feature update. The packages don’t include any updates released after the release of the feature update to the stable channel. In other words, system administrators may install the latest cumulative updates or other updates to bring systems up to date.Users who use Windows 10 at Home or in smaller businesses may wonder if the changes apply to them as well. The answer is simple: Windows Update delivers the right package automatically already to reduce the size of the update package.Microsoft switched to a new update method called Express Updates recently which promises even smaller update sizes going forward. You can check out this article on new updating terminology that Microsoft introduced recently as well.Now You: What is your take on the change?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft to offer x64-only Windows 10 feature updates for businessesDescriptionOrganizations may soon save a lot of bandwidth when they deploy feature updates for machines running Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more