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first_imgSenior Aam Aadmi Party leader and Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly H.S. Phoolka decided to step down from his position on Sunday after the Bar Council of Delhi disallowed his resuming his private practice, holding that he held an “office of profit.” “I have conveyed my decision to the party supremo Arvind Kejriwal… I want to represent and appear for my clients, victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. As my position as the Leader of the Opposition is being considered an office of profit, I’m giving it up,” Mr. Phoolka told The Hindu. Suggests three names“It’s for the party high command to choose a new leader for the AAP legislature party. I have suggested three names, Kanwar Sandhu, Sukhpal Khaira and Aman Arora,” he said.The Bar Council of Delhi had last week barred Advocate Phoolka from resuming practice, arguing that he held the rank of a Cabinet Minister with salary and perks.Suspended practiceMr. Phoolka had suspended his practice on March 30, 2017, after becoming the Leader of the Opposition. Recently, however, he had asked the BCD to permit him to fight the cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims.Meanwhile, Haryana-based advocate Hemant Kumar has written to the Bar Council of India under the Right to Information Act, asking if the Advocate-General appointed in Punjab and Haryana, who enjoyed Cabinet rank with pay and perks, was entitled to practice.last_img read more

first_imgIf it was Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday, it will be the turn of Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday to undergo a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.While speculation was rife on Gambhir being put on standby in case of K L Rahul’s hamstring ‘niggle’ turning out serious enough to rule him out of Kolkata Test, AajTak has learnt that the two southpaws, proven match winners and once the darling of Indian fans, were anyways on coach Anil Kumble’s radar.Kumble had met both Gambhir and Yuvraj on the sidelines of Duleep Trophy in Greater Noida and had told the two to be ready, mentally and in terms of fitness, considering the long home season for the Indian team. Gambhir and Yuvraj were part of the Indian teams in Kumble’s era and had played alongside the leg-spinning great.The team management feels Gambhir can still be part of the Test basket, and his ability to play and dominate spin even on turning pitches keeps him in good stead considering the series against England and Australia might pose a few questions to the Indian batsmen.He had a wonderful start to the season, scoring 77, 90, 59, 94 and 36 for India Blues in the Duleep Trophy. He was asked to rush to Bangalore Monday evening while he was part of Delhi’s Ranji Trophy camp. In fact Gambhir is understood to have done well in his fitness test. Gambhir last played a Test for India on India’s tour of England in 2014. With Shikhar Dhawan faltering overseas, India’s first choice openers are Murali Vijay and KL Rahul.advertisementA stylish opening batsman, Gambhir once formed a successful openingpartnership with Virender Sehwag and hammered nine hundreds and 21fifties before indifferent form forced the selectors to look at otheroptions.Yuvraj on the other hand is part of Kumble’s scheme of things in the shorter version, the ODIs and T20s. He was recalled to the Indian team earlier this year and played a series in Australia, followed by the T20s against Sri Lanka, the Asia Cup and World T20 with moderate success. Both Gambhir and Yuvraj were stars of India’s famous World T20 2007 and World Cup 2011 victories. Yuvraj’s fitness will be tested and assessed on Wednesday.Yuvraj, who last played for India at the World T20 at home earlier this year, has struggled to be among the runs but the team management might have kept his abilities with the ball in mind. India’s 2011 World Cup hero was in poor form during the World T20 and does not have the bulk of runs Gambhir has scored in recent times.last_img read more

first_imgJamie Vardy’s decision to step back from England duty is a sad outcome according to Leicester City manager Claude Puel.Vardy has withdrawn himself from the selection frame due to the unlikely prospect of dislodging Harry Kane as Gareth Southgate’s preferred centre-forward and a desire to spend more time with his family.The 31-year-old believes the time is right for younger players to be given an extended opportunity, although he could still add to his 26 caps in the event of an injury crisis. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Leicester are poised to benefit from the lighter demands on their key striker, but Puel remains uncertain about his player’s decision.”We discussed it about two or three weeks ago,” the Foxes boss told reporters after beating Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup second round.”He took his decision and we have to respect it.”I’m just a little sad about his decision because for fans of the national team it was a fantastic feeling to see him playing.”But we have to respect his decision and now he dedicates his time to his club and will continue to give his best and hopefully win a trophy.”Vardy admitted it was difficult to walk away from his country but felt it was the right time to do so.Talking to The Guardian, he said: “To be honest with you, this has been on my mind for a while.“I’m not getting any younger and you can see, to be fair to the gaffer [Gareth Southgate], he wants to make it more youthful, which obviously had its benefits during the World Cup – we got to the semi-finals and finished fourth, which is equal to the furthest we have ever been on foreign soil.“So I just said to Gareth that I think it’s probably best from now on, especially with the way he wants to go, to bring youngsters in who he thinks have got the ability and start nurturing them into international football.”Vardy will sit out the Premier League clash with Liverpool on Saturday as he serves the final match of a three-game suspension.last_img read more

first_imgBritain’s Andy Murray continued to lead the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday.Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka and compatriot Roger Federer, respectively.Spaniard Rafael Nadal remained in fifth place, while Croatian Marin Cilic jumped to seventh after winning the Istanbul Open final on Sunday.Japanese Kei Nishikori fell to the eighth spot.The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:1. Andy Murray (Britain) 11,270 points2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 7,0853. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) 5,6854. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 5,1255. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 4,3756. Milos Raonic (Canada) 4,1357. Marin Cilic (Croatia) 3,7258. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 3,6509. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,61510. David Goffin (Belgium) 3,055Serena maintains lead United States tennis player Serena Williams continued to lead the Women’s Tennis Association world rankings released on Monday, with 7,010 points.German Angelique Kerber remained in second place, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova in third.Spanish Garbine Muguruza jumped two spots to fourth position, while Romanian Simona Halep dropped down four places to eighth position.The current WTA rankings and points are as follows:1. Serena Williams (US) 7,010 points2. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6,9453. Karolina Pliskova (Czech) 5,9464. Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 4,6275. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 4,4756. Johanna Konta (Britain) 4,4257. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 4,2558. Simona Halep (Romania) 4,2069. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 4,06010. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 3,955.last_img read more

first_imgApple unveiled its Apple Watch Series 4 alongside its new line of smartphones– iPhone XS, XS Max and XR at a special event last month. And now nearly a month after its launch, the Apple Watch Series 4 is going on sale in India. The newly launched smartwatch will be available via leading e-retail platforms such as Flipkart, Paytm across the country. Prior to this the Apple Watch Series 4 was up for pre-orders on Flipkart.The base of Apple Watch Series 4, which comes with a 40mm case and GPS connectivity, will go on sale in India at a Rs 40,000. On the other hand, the 44mm variant with GPS connectivity will be available for Rs 43,900. Similarly, while the Cellular variant of the Apple Watch Series 4 with 40mm case will be available for Rs 49,900, the 44mm model will be available for Rs 52,900.Additionally, the Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular 40mm with a stainless steel body Sport Band will be available for Rs 67,900, whereas the model with Milanese loop band will be available for Rs 76,900. Also, the 44mm Cellular variant of the watch with Sports Band will be available Rs 71,900 while the Milanese loop band variant will be available for Rs 80,900.For those interested in knowing the details, the new Apple Watch Series 4 comes in two size variants– 40mm and 44mm, and it with two connectivity variants– GPS and GPS + Cellular. It runs on Apple’s Watch OS5 and includes features such as electrocardiogram (ECG) and fall detection. The watch records a user’s ECG using a dedicated app and electrodes that are built into its digital crown. The data collected by the watch can also shared with a physician for a medical diagnosis.advertisementAdditionally, the watch has built-in gyroscope and accelerometer to detect if the user has taken and hard fall and it will automatically send a message to the user’s emergency contact if they remain immobile for 60 seconds.ALSO READ: Apple Watch Series 4 launched: Top 4 features you should know aboutBesides this, the Apple Watch Series 4 also comes with features such as a smart Siri watch face, a host of Siri shortcuts, a redesigned user interface, and better battery life among other things.last_img read more

first_imgRepublic of Ireland O’Neill rues ‘comedy of mistakes’ as Ireland crushed by Denmark Matthew Scott Last updated 1 year ago 07:40 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ireland - cropped Getty Images Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland v Denmark World Cup Denmark WC Qualification Europe The home side were demolished by Denmark on Tuesday, putting an end to their World Cup hopes Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill rued a “comedy of mistakes” after his side were thrashed 5-1 by Denmark in their World Cup qualifying play-off.A suffocating goalless draw in Copenhagen was followed by a rollicking affair in Dublin, one which the Irish started superbly, taking a sixth-minute lead through Shane Duffy.Germany & Brazil joint World Cup favs Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Age Hareide’s men stuck to their task and a Cyrus Christie own goal was followed by Christian Eriksen’s superb hat-trick before Nicklas Bendtner’s penalty capped a brutal Danish demolition job.However, having seen Daryl Murphy and James McClean narrowly miss half-chances with Ireland still ahead, O’Neill lamented his side’s inability to keep the pressure on.”We were well beaten in the end,” O’Neill told RTE. “No question about that.”We obviously got off to a great start and perhaps James’ second goal [if it was scored] might have made a big difference in the game.Thank you for amazing support tonight and throughout the whole campaign. #COYBIG— FAIreland (@FAIreland) November 14, 2017″We conceded two really sloppy goals in a matter of minutes and it was a long way back after that.”The goals are so sloppy when you look back at them. They are so, so bad.”There is two-on-one for a corner and Harry [Arter] gets beaten but we should still be able to clear the ball and we haven’t done that and the next goal is a comedy of mistakes.”The whole mindset changes, you are 2-1 down in a matter of minutes when perhaps six minutes earlier you could have been 2-0 up.”Trailing 2-1 at the break, O’Neill introduced Aiden McGeady and Wes Hoolahan in place of David Meyler and Arter, but it only served to provide the space for Eriksen to put the game to bed.Danish coach Age Hareide thanked O’Neill for opening the game up in his post-match interview, but the Irish boss was satisfied with his tactical decision.”That’s the name of the game, we have to go for it. There is no point in dying wondering. We had to get two goals back,” O’Neill added.”We’re capable of coming back from it. We’ve been beaten but been beaten in a play-off game. In the end we have lost a play-off game to take us to a World Cup. We’ll come back again.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Australian youth teams held-off a brave and talented New Zealand to seal all six matches on the final day including the deciding matches in the Boy’s 20’s and Girl’s 18’s. And with that, a clean sweep of all six of the series’ contested and a new level of admiration for team green and gold. Players Player – Jack Wright Mountfort Park, Manurewa, New Zealand The love we speak of is about the young Aussies’ other loves. The love of the contest. The love of the fight and the pursuit of excellence in this great sport that drives these athletes to sweep through a series unblemished and overcome all obstacles and odds to claim their prize. The love and affection for victory in the face of fire. The love of the big stage. The big moment. The love of the team. 20’s Mixed: While they may have had some trepidation taking the cue from their senior compatriots in winning all nine matches at the 2016 Opens Trans-Tasman, all players, coaches and mentors in location sure had to dig deep and deliver something very special of their own to overcome an amazingly talented and competitive New Zealand squad across all divisions. Players Player – Tamika Upton At the heart of all this was a crazy little thing called ‘love’. And we’re not merely referring here to the mutual admiration style love you might expect across a young touring sporting contingent with kindred spirits in a different country. Nor is it necessarily referring literally to that freak of a talent from the west by the name of Love, the Tyla variety. The same young man that destroyed the Kiwis in the final match, delivering a master class with his teammates in that amazing grandstand finish in the Boy’s 20’s decider early Sunday afternoon. Players Player – Jackson Mills Coaches Player – Brittney Clifford It was etched in their eyes and seeping out of the pores of the Aussies who so desperately wanted their teammates in other teams to reign supreme and break-through for their respective wins; for their country, their families, loved ones, their school, work and team mates. Themselves. Well done again Team Australia, to all involved. Love your work. It is hard to define but it is purely as it is surely in the DNA of every card carrying, vegemite-loving dinky-di Aussie who so cherish our national victories over the best, in the ultimate sporting theatre: a Trans-Tasman sporting test. While we know it works in mysterious ways, who best to turn to explain, than the man they call Love. Tyla Love. Clearly in the moment, that man Love again jinked yet again to his favoured right to hit Osborne for his triple, leaving the defenders flat footed and proving ultimately the difference in this crucial final match. Then, you guessed it, Love then sealed it 9-7 with his double and with that and the final siren blaring, the green and gold Tsunami had certainly hit shore. A flood of players from all teams swung onto the field to celebrate the boys’ resounding win and the overall six series to nil margin. When asked by the television commentators what was the secret of the success: “I had an Up and Go (milk drink) and got down here with the team focused and ready to play and rode off the back of the great work of the guys,” he said. “Touch is good over there in WA where I’m from, but it’s a big milestone and goal of mine to play in the green and gold and win and cherish this win with the boys,” he said. 20’s Boys: The love of the team. The moment. Taylor Haugh and Sargent for New Zealand were immense and when Fiveash crossed and then Australia’s Kenny dropped a certain chance in reply, it was 7-6 to the green and gold with six to go and the game and series on the line. No surprises here. The love of the fight won the day. The flight stuff could wait till the next day’s departures out of Auckland. Coaches Player – Liam Grant When Marrinan went close on the left flank it appeared academic with only a couple left on the clock. The love of the contest. Mills, Egan, Simbolon, Cridland and Moore all upped the ante and amped the energy of the team finding supports left and right to test the Kiwi’s edges and resolve and continually surged upfield with everyone in on the act. “I was also so impressed by the composure shown by the players; particularly in the midst of the weather, the tension, the environment away from home. The Australian contingent’s performances over the past three days to secure the 2017 Youth Trans- Tasman series and sweep in New Zealand was something to behold and demands to be told. Each and every division delivered and then finally it came down to one super finale to this event. 20’s Girls: Players Player – Daejarn Asicenter_img With all but two of the series decided on Saturday, some might think that getting the required four divisions out of six might suffice with the overall series and trophy in the bag and reflect on an awesome New Zealand performance who arguably deserved a title or two. Roxanne Winder Award: Maddison CroweClick here for full results and try scorers for each day’s play. “It is just an amazing experience coming back and winning here against the Kiwis (New Zealand his place of birth),” the sole Western Australian representative and one of the tournament stars, Tyla Love said post-match. And as the song goes (New Zealand) did what they did but then Love came to town. Jinking left then right Love fired a great long ball to a juggling, rangy Osborne in the extreme right corner to stretch the lead and seemingly close the Kiwis out of the contest and tellingly, yet another series. Marrinan thought he had another but when Tjaydn Ashby then cleaned up from another bat back out wide, this time from yet another great performer through the series, Osborne. Players Player – Adam Russell Troy Malcom Award: James Price TEAM AUSTRALIA COACHES AWARDS AND PLAYERS PLAYER: “At one-all in the deciding match today, it was awesome to play and win with our guys; particularly as the Touch Blacks were great, tough and fought really hard, as they always do.” 18’s Mixed: Coaches Player – Blake Moore “It is always such a privilege and pleasure to be here and competing against the best with their tremendous hospitality. Among them, Jake Grech eight seconds prior to the break and then Justin Cridland to Jacob Marrinan eight seconds after the break, broke the game open and the momentum of the Touch Blacks; taking the wind momentarily out of the Kiwis and into the sails of his teammates drawing ahead by two straight after the break. It’s fair to say he sure shared the, ahem, love with his stellar support crew with a bunch of strong performances from his Australian 20’s brethren. Coaches Player – Marley Simbolon 18’s Girls: Players Player – Aalyah Paki “The depth we now have across all divisions and the class and capability will no doubt hold us in good stead in the next 20 years. And no doubt this is what we will be exposed to for a while ahead, as always – very tight and gripping contests the order of the day as you would expect!” “And to our team it is so good to see our ‘One Team’ in action and so invested and committed to achieving this success together; notwithstanding our referees’ contingent who were again first class,” he said. 18’s Boys: But then Jayden Sargent’s double kept New Zealand in the hunt. And when Whakatane’s Muir-Tuuta crossed sending a shiver down the spines of the young Aussies, it was a real case of fight or flight with the game and series on the line. “I am just so incredibly proud of the entire team; from all players who were outstanding throughout, right through to all coaches, mentors, support crew and families who travelled abroad to witness our stars of the future. Coaches Player – Maddison Crowe Think again. The ruthless and mature, determined approach by the young Aussies to storm through this series victorious was compelling to watch and left the crowd across the ditch, at home and around the world, in awe. Coaches Player – Justin Cridland “Firstly to our great friends at Touch New Zealand they should be so incredibly proud of the event they delivered and the great performances of all their players and teams, along with the awesome coverage of the event by Maori Television which we’re sure received huge traffic through the week. For Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire among the big ex-pat crowd, he felt enormously pleased and privileged taking a front row seat and something of a preview to future internationals and stars of tomorrow, “all accomplished and mature beyond their years”. Game. Matches. Series. By @JulianTFAlast_img read more

first_imgUnai Emery has suggested that Arsenal’s summer spending spree is over, with Celtic defender Kieran Tierney seemingly no longer a top priority.The Gunners were tipped by many to take in a quiet window, with there a supposedly limited budget on offer in north London.Nicolas Pepe has, however, been acquired in a club record £72 million ($88m) transfer, while Dani Ceballos, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba have been snapped up on loan and permanent deals. 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? It could be that business is now over at Emirates Stadium.Celtic full-back Tierney has been pursued for some time, with £25m ($30m) put on the table at one stage, but no agreement has been reached.The same is true when it comes to a protracted saga involving Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, with the Ivory Coast international still on the books of a Premier League rival.With there time before the deadline passes, it could be that Arsenal decide to splash the cash again if the right player becomes available.For now, though, Emery appears to be happy with the squad he has pieced together.He told reporters after a 2-1 friendly defeat to Barcelona when quizzed on his recruitment plans: “It has not changed, our idea and our message.“Only if we can sign a player who really, really can improve our squad, then we are going to do that.“If not, then not.“We have good competitive players to achieve or try to achieve our target this season and we are going to be looking at something if we can sign someone, but with this idea.“Only, and only, if we can improve.”Emery has already moved to quieten talk of Arsenal making a potential loan swoop for Barcelona’s former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.It had been suggested that the Brazil international would be sounded out in a bid to bring more creativity onto the Gunners’ books.Emery, though, insists such a move has never been discussed, telling Cadena Ser of those rumours: “We’ve never talked about Coutinho.“He’s a splendid player, but we haven’t talked about Coutinho at any time.”last_img read more

first_imgJose Mourinho suggests Manchester United lacked structure during his tenure as managerJose Mourinho was dismissed by United last month after a rancour-filled final few months in the job amid media reports of conflicts with players.advertisement Reuters ManchesterJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 12:09 IST Jose Mourinho explained the set-up that managers need to have in place in order to be successful (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United sacked Jose Mourinho last monthMourinho repeated that his second-placed finish with United last season was one of the best achievementsUnited have won all five games in the Premier League since the Portuguese manager’s departureFormer Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said coaches need structures in place to support them as he broke his silence following his sacking by highlighting the difficulties he faced at the Premier League club.Mourinho was dismissed by United last month after a rancour-filled final few months in the job amid media reports of conflicts with players.Appearing as an analyst with BeInSports television, Mourinho repeated that his second-placed finish with United last season was one of the best achievements of his career and went on to outline the challenges he said he faced.”People might say: ‘This guy is crazy, he won 25 titles and now he says that second position with United was one of his best achievements in football,” Mourinho said.”I keep saying this because people don’t know what is going on behind the scenes.”Mourinho made his point by talking about the set-up that managers need to have in place in order to be successful.”We are not any more in a time when the coach by himself is powerful enough to cope,” he said.”The coach nowadays needs a structure, he needs a club organised in a certain way.”The club must have an owner or a president, a CEO or executive director, a football director and then the manager. This is the structure that can cope with all the problems modernity is bringing all of us.”A club must be very well organised to cope with all these kind of situations where the manager is only the manager and not the man that is trying to keep the discipline or is trying to educate the players,” he added.advertisement”(Former United manager) Sir Alex Ferguson used to say the day a player is more important than a club, goodbye,” said the Portuguese, a former Real Madrid and Inter Milan coach.”Not any more. The manager ought to be there to coach the players, not to keep the discipline at any cost. You need a structure to protect the manager and keep everything in place, so that the players do not arrive in a situation where they feel more powerful than they used to be.”United have won all five games in the Premier League since former player, Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, took charge of the side on an interim basis following Mourinho’s departure.Mourinho, who also had two spells in the Premier League with Chelsea, said he aims to be back in full-time management and has no intention of retiring yet.”I want to coach. I belong to top-level football and (that) is where I am going to be.”I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and am really too young.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Jose MourinhoFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Former Manchester United managerlast_img read more

first_imgCountry singer Chris Young has donated $100,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in the US.Young has set up a GoFundMe page for donations.“I have family and friends there and I’m fairly positive my house down there may have to be torn down as it was in one of the hardest hit areas by wind and flooding,” Young said. “But that’s the least of my concern. I’m worried about the people there. Like I said, my friends, family, neighbors and I want to help.“I’m pledging $100,000 to benefit the Red Cross in an effort to help everyone in Texas that has been affected by this hurricane. All donations will be routed through the Chris Young Foundation to distribute directly to Harvey relief through the Red Cross and other disaster relief organizations.”To join Chris Young, visit his GoFundMe page here.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Her husband, Mario (Souleye) Treadway, shared the same image on his account, saying to his wife, “You will forever be my heroine. Thank you for your warrior strength and ability to so deeply love.”Morissette, 45, and Treadway are parents to eight-year-old son Ever Imre and three-year-old daughter Onyx Solace.Treadway, 39, noted in his hashtags that all three children have been home births.In addition to posting about her growing family, Morissette teased on social media the recording of a new album earlier this year. She’s also involved in a stage version of “Jagged Little Pill,” based on music from her Grammy-winning 1995 album, set to debut on Broadway this fall.By David Friend ~ The Canadian Presscenter_img Artist Alanis Morissette receives her achievement from the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 2015 Juno Awards in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) Twitter Facebook TORONTO — Alanis Morissette has welcomed her third child — a baby boy named Winter Mercy.The Ottawa-born performer announced the birth Monday on her Instagram account with a black-and-white photograph of the sleeping newborn.“He’s here,” her post read, revealing the birth date as Aug. 8.last_img read more

first_imgBETHEL, Alaska — Officials in a western Alaska city have been given the go-ahead to apply for a state public transit grant despite missing the deadline.The Bethel City Council voted Tuesday to apply for the $300,000 grant after residents warned that the city’s bus service would stop in June 2020 if action is not taken, KYUK-AM reported .The grant application was due to the state Department of Transportation on Dec. 17. The grant requires a city match of $80,000.The state grant would fund a new bus, a full-time transit manager, and a part-time and full-time driver.Tundra Women’s Coalition Executive Director Eileen Arnold urged the council to apply, saying the bus system is vital for people who cannot afford a cab or cannot walk long distances in subzero temperatures.“As the executive director of TWC, we are huge users of the bus system, perhaps the largest one,” Arnold said. “It’s really important for the people who are in our shelter.”Bethel resident Susan Charles said she has taken the bus since it started operating in Bethel. Continuing to fund the system makes sense, she said.“We need to get to work, and go home for lunch, and whatever we need to do — go shopping, go to the post office — and the bus system provides that for us here in Bethel,” Charles said.___Information from: KYUK-AM, http://www.kyuk.orgThe Associated Presslast_img read more

Rabat – Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, has told his Venezuelan counterpart on Tuesday 18 that his country should focus on its internal catastrophes rather than meddling in Morocco affairs. During a discussion at the UN headquarters in New York on April 19 that centered on UN Sustainable Development Goals, Venezuela’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Rafael Darío Ramírez, stated that the UN’s goals would only be fulfilled if they take into account “occupied territories,” among which he included the Sahara.In his intervention, Omar Hilale, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN, deplored the humanitarian situation of the Venezuelans, who suffer extreme poverty while their country has unlimited oil and gas reserves.  “The population of the richest country in the region in oil and gas is condemned to poverty and misery due to the monopolization of its national wealth by a Chavist dictatorial oligarchy,” said Hilale.The official added that the situation in Venezuela is so disgraceful that “Venezuelan children have to search for food in garbage bins,” and that the Venezuelan president’s call for humanitarian aid when the country is loaded with hydrocarbons is a case-in-point that the regime is both “corrupt and bankrupt.” Shedding light on aspects of corruption in the Venezuelan regime, Hilale said: “while his people do not find medicaments to heal themselves, nor food to eat, nor milk to give to children and while the government shuts down schools to economize electricity, the Ambassador to the UN allows himself to stroll in his two private jets in the United States and Caribbean countries.” Hilale noted that Venezuela would not achieve sustainable development without democracy and human rights. He regretted that the dictatorship, coupled with famine, cripple this south American country. He further called on Ramírez to humble himself, as the regime he represents kills peaceful protestors on daily basis for merely demanding their basic rights, such as a real democracy, dignity and food.Moreover, Hilale reminded him that Morocco did not wait for the UN’s Sustainable Development program and launched a 7-billion-dollar development project in the. He pointed out that people of the region will benefit this massive investment, noting that “it is not the case for Venezuela, the last dictatorship in Latin America.” read more

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first_img Apr 9th 2017, 7:30 PM By Nicky Ryan Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 7:30 PM ‘Thanks to your support I will be there for our children’: The week in quotes Here’s what was said and who said what this week. Source: RTÉ NewsWe need those boys home now. We really do. My parents need them home, my sister-in-law needs him home, my nieces need him home. They have to come home now. We need to find them.Orla Smith – whose brother Ciarán Smith was a member of the Rescue 116 crew amd remains missing – told RTÉ News she and her family were trying to stay as strong as possible. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesIf only you knew me, you would know I was bothered by this. Any young girl on social welfare like me would have done what I did.The words of a single mother who went on a “massive spending spree” after a bank accidentally deposited €51,000 into her bank account. She received a suspended jail sentence this week. Source: Anders Wiklund/PA WireAn attack on any of our Member States is an attack on us all.President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker on Friday’s terror attack in Stockholm. Source: PSNIPut simply, this was an inhumane way to treat anyone. Her basic human rights were stolen from her by people who can only be described as evil.PSNI Superintendent George Clarke reacted to the sentences handed down to Keith and Caroline Baker, who kept a woman prisoner in their home for years. Source: Shutterstock/WollertzFor the first time in months, he was able to relax, sleep through the night, laugh, and breathe a bit easier. I don’t think it was curing his pulmonary fibrosis, but I do think it allowed him to overcome the pain long enough to recover a bit, which made life worth living again.Roderick Campbell on his father’s use of medicinal cannabis. 4 Comments Short URLcenter_img Share1 Tweet Email We can never get my darling wife Patricia back, who I depended on with my life, but thanks to your support through these trouble times I will be there for our children. Thank you all sincerely.Kerryman Ray Flavin on a fundraising campaign to help his family as he battles with Bank of Ireland to keep his home. Source: Channel 4 News35 years ago this week another woman prime minister sent a task force half way across the world to protect another small group of British people against another Spanish-speaking country. And I’m absolutely clear that our current woman prime minister will show the same resolve in relation to Gibraltar as her predecessor did.Former Tory leader Michael Howard sparked tension between Spain and the United Kingdom over Gibraltar. Source: know someone knows something, and we ask that you come forward to put an end to this relentless nightmare.Trevor Deely’s sister Michele, speaking at the launch of a renewed appeal for information on his whereabouts. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ieThere are 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, and Alan Kelly remains an angry man.Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen on Labour party TD Alan Kelly. 14,261 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article last_img read more

first_imgIn January of 2010, local rail advocates rejoiced at learning Washington had been awarded $590 million in federal economic stimulus funding for high-speed rail.However, the money never actually materialized until this week.A budget showdown 2,800 miles away on Capitol Hill may have played a role in freeing up the dollars that had been held up for more than a year.The Federal Railroad Administration wanted assurances that, by spending federal money on a privately owned railroad, the improvements would meet the Obama administration’s goal of enhancing passenger service over the long term. The Washington Department of Transportation worked month after month trying to forge an agreement between the FRA, Amtrak and the owner of the rail line running along the spine of western Washington: BNSF Railway.Negotiations dragged on for more than a year.Then, the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives took office in January promising to follow through on campaign commitments to restrain federal spending. Rather than waiting for next year’s budget, the new majority pushed for deep cuts in the federal budget right now.Billions of dollars that had been awarded but not yet formally “obligated” were suddenly on the chopping block.“Common sense would tell us it was putting some pressure on everybody,” said Scott Witt, rail and marine director for the state DOT.Following a final two days of final negotiations last Thursday and Friday, Witt was the state official who electronically accepted the $590 million award. The final click of the mouse came in his Olympia office at 10:04 p.m. on Friday.“It was a nice feeling,” he said.FRA spokesman Rob Kulat said the key federal administrator signed the grant agreement on Saturday, and the money was finally, officially obligated on the next day of business on Monday.last_img read more

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man and his girlfriend have been arrested and charged for the murder of the man’s 2-year-old girl.Larry Donte Haynes and his girlfriend, Amber McCray, appeared in bond court, Saturday. Both have been charged with the first-degree murder of  Haynes’ 2-year-old child, Za’mya Williams.Williams’ mother is happy that an arrest has finally been made. “They got him,” said Shanika Williams. “Justice is finally coming. Seven long, long, long months.”The toddler was found unconscious at the suspects’ Fort Lauderdale home in the early hours of Nov. 19, after 911 was called.Police said the child had suffered severe internal injuries caused by blunt force trauma. She died three days later.Haynes had previously been arrested during the investigation for not paying child support.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Share your voice $149 and up Bearaby’s The Napper adult weighted blanket is unlike any other I’ve seen. Instead of glass beads or poly pellets sandwiched between two layers of plain old duvet fabric or that minky plush, it’s knitted. The company uses hypoallergenic yarn made of layers of fabric to create a weighted throw blanket. It comes in three sizes and weights, with seven color options and it starts at $249.Want a more traditional weighted blanket? It also has a weighted comforter for sleep. $90 at Sensa Calm 1:39 Price Included $149 at Amazon $119 and up Sold separately Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $69 and up Glass beads Glass beads or layered knitted fabric 15, 20, 25 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25 Tags YnM Weighted Blanket The best weighted blankets, compared Included 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25 Sensa Calm Weight options in pounds 3-20 15 or 20 Glass beads Sold separately Fully customizable 34″ x 50″, 38″x 62″ & 38″x 72″ $89 and up Looking for a weighted blanket for your kid or grandkid? Check out Harkla. It makes weighted blankets, weighted vests and weighted lap pads, plus a sensory peapod and hanging swing for children with sensory processing issues. Its blankets come in vivid colors and have soft, plush textures (courtesy of that minky fabric).Harkla also makes a weighted blanket for adults, starting at $179 (you can also get a Harkla blanket from Amazon for less).  SensaCalm Multiple sizes Mosaic Removable cover? $249 at Amazon YnM The luxury blanket Glass beads Baloo Weighted Blanket 15, 20, 25 5-25 *Multiple sizes include throw blanket, twin, queen and king options, plus other miscellaneous sizes. Sold separately Multiple sizes* 60″ x 80″ Sizes in inches Sold separatelycenter_img Plastic beads YnM $56 at Amazon Sold separately $199 and up Gravity Blanket SensaCalm Weighted Blanket Sleep Mosaic Glass beads with polyester batting 48″ x 72″ Now playing: Watch this: Bearaby 3 ways to cover bright LED lights so you can sleep Bearaby The Napper Blanket Budget-friendly buy $249 at Bearaby Want a custom weighted blanket? SensaCalm is your best bet. It allows you to customize everything about your blanket, from the fabric to the weight. You pick if you want fiberfill or not, plus you can add snaps for a separate duvet cover and even monogram the finished blanket.It even has waterproof fabrics, which are good for kids. Blankets start around $90 for kids’ sizes and go up from there to fit any size bed.  The Kickstarter darling SensaCalm’s weighted blankets are available with and without polyester fiberfill. SensaCalm Weighted blankets have exploded in popularity as a remedy for stress, anxiety, insomnia and much more — even restless leg syndrome. They’re usually made of standard duvet materials stuffed with poly pellets, glass beads or other weighted fillers. The idea is that the deep pressure the blanket exerts promotes the production of serotonin, which in turn helps soothe symptoms of things as diverse as post-traumatic stress, ADHD and sensory processing disorders and can also simply help you fall asleep.While they’ve been used as a deep touch pressure method to help calm kids on the autism spectrum, weighted blankets for adults have only recently gained steam with stressed-out grown-ups looking for relaxation and a good night’s sleep. Do they live up to the hype? Check out our guide on how weighted blankets work.Ready to buy? With so many weighted blankets out there, it can be hard to choose. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of the best weighted blankets you can buy below. If you’re not sure how to pick, this guide gives you 4 tips for choosing the best weighted blanket. If you are feeling crafty, you can also make your own weighted blanket too, for kids or adults! $249 A knitted option Bearaby Harkla Gravity Baloo For everyone in the family Kid-friendly $79 and up Harkla Multiple sizes Type of weights Glass beads Looking for a luxury weighted blanket? Baloo makes a premium-looking cotton weighted blanket for adults and offers a separate french linen duvet cover for a refined night’s rest.There are two sizes available, one for a twin bed and one for a full/queen-size bed, which is big enough to cover the top of a queen mattress so that there is minimal overhang. The twin size is 12 pounds for $149, and the full/queen comes in 15- or 20-pound weights, both for $169. 0 Gravity is one of the better-known weighted blanket brands thanks in large part to its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, anyone can buy one of these blankets, which come in 15-, 20- and 25-pound options. Gravity uses glass beads as filler and has a plush, removable and machine washable duvet cover.Gravity also recently launched a cooling version of its heavy blanket, which has a special cover that wicks away sweat and keeps your body cool, perfect for a summer night’s sleep. Post a comment YnM’s weighted blanket is highly rated on Amazon and for good reason. It’s sturdy, has seven breathable layers and comes in five different sizes and nine weight options from 5 to 25 pounds. Oh, and it starts around $60. I bought this weighted blanket for myself last fall and I love it. To be honest, I think it played a key role in helping me feel calm in the aftermath of a difficult breakup.The blanket itself is well-made and filled with glass beads. The separate machine washable cover is not required, but it makes it far easier to keep the blanket clean. The cover is available in a variety of fabrics, including the soft gray minky cover I have, and starts at $15. Mosaic has been making weighted blankets in the US for 8 years. They have a lot of different options including blankets for adults, teens and kids, even antimicrobial blankets for use in hospitals. The filling is made of hypoallergenic, BPA-free plastic pellets and poly fill.Mosaic offers a broader selection of weights than other companies — you can get a blanket in 1-pound increments from 5 to 25. $139 at Amazon Gravity Multiple sizes Baloo The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.  $133 at Amazon Harkla Weighted Blanket Mosaic Weighted Blanketlast_img read more

first_imgEntrance to Anchorage’s Providence Hospital emergency room. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)Two big hospitals in Anchorage have competing visions for how to expand access to emergency care. Alaska Regional wants to build two freestanding emergency departments on opposite ends of the city, while Providence is hoping to add rooms to specialize in pediatric emergencies on its campus. The decision will ultimately be made by the state health commissioner but the public can weigh in now. Listen now:On a busy day, the emergency department at Providence Hospital admits more than 200 patients. There aren’t enough rooms, so some patients are on beds in hallways, with curtains for privacy.Dr. Daniel Safranek, the department’s medical director, says it’s not ideal.“It makes the department feel crowded and a little bit chaotic,” Safranek said.Providence is asking the state to approve 14 more emergency room beds. 10 will be focused on pediatric emergency patients, freeing up other beds for adults. Because of crowding in it’s current ER, Providence says most of those new rooms could be filled as soon as they’re built.But in Alaska, hospitals need approval from the state to build big new projects. The idea is to prevent hospitals from building too many facilities and then passing the cost onto consumers. The state has decided Anchorage can support 13 new emergency room beds between now and 2022. And Alaska Regional Hospital has it’s own vision of how to best use those beds. CEO Julie Taylor wants to build the first freestanding emergency departments in Alaska, one in South Anchorage and another in Eagle River.“It’s a model that’s proven in other markets to be more efficient and more effective and also can save lives,” Taylor said.Freestanding emergency departments offer a higher level of care than urgent care clinics. They operate 24 hours a day, are staffed with emergency medicine physicians and are equipped with cat scans and x-ray machines. Taylor says residents who live in the outlying areas of Anchorage deserve quicker access to emergency care.“We are at a disadvantage because all of the hospitals are located in a two mile radius of each other,” Taylor said. “So what if we had an earthquake? All the sudden the roads were cut off, everything is in one central area.”Because freestanding ER’s aren’t attached to a hospital though, they don’t allow access to specialists or surgery or blood transfusions. In the Lower 48, they have been criticized for increasing inappropriate emergency room use and driving up the cost of care. Taylor says that is not Alaska Regional’s intention.Taylor says HCA, the company that owns Regional, will have 60 freestanding ER’s open in the rest of the country by the end of the year. Swedish, which is affiliated with Providence, opened two in western Washington before the hospitals completed their affiliation.But Dr. Safranek, at Providence hospital, is skeptical the concept is right for Anchorage. He says many patients who visit freestanding ER’s would be better served in an urgent care clinic. And he says in a true emergency a patient is going to need to be transferred to a hospital.“And more than likely when you’re transferred, you’re going to end up in the emergency department of that hospital, because that’s where you can get services quickly,” Safranek said. “So you end up delaying care for the sickest patients.”Dr. Safranek doesn’t think freestanding ER’s deserve to be measured against traditional ER beds as Commissioner Valerie Davidson weighs her decision.The state disagrees. And it will be up to the Office of Rate Review in the Division of Health and Social Services to make a recommendation to the commissioner, says Executive Director Jared Kosin.“We’ll look at what the trend patterns are for access,” Kosin said. “And we’ll do our analysis and ultimately it will be up to the commissioner to listen to the public, look at the proposals and make a decision.”Kosin says he expects Commissioner Davidson to issue a decision by the end of July. She could decide to split the ER beds between the two hospitals. A public hearing on the issue will be held next Monday May 18th from 4-7 pm at the Loussac Library.This story is part of a partnership between APRN, NPR and Kaiser Health News.last_img read more