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Terrell Owens enjoys his personal induction far from Canton

first_imgFormer wide receiver Terrell Owens holds a street sign after a road was named for him following his Pro Football Hall of Fame speech, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Instead of speaking at the Hall of Fame events in Canton, Ohio, Owens celebrated his induction at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he played football and basketball and ran track. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Terrell Owens came in wearing a suit spotted with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and swapped that out for the prized gold jacket.His bust? That remained 600 miles away in Canton, Ohio, along with the seven other members of this year’s Hall of Fame class, leaving the stage at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga all alone to Owens.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It’s not because of how many times it took for me to be voted to the hall,” said Owens, who got in on his third try — the same as Joe Namath, for example. “It’s about the mere fact that the sports writers are not in alignment with the mission and core values of the Hall of Fame.“These writers disregarded the system, the criteria and bylaws in which guys are inducted, and ultimately the true meaning of the Hall of Fame and what it represents. I wanted to take a stand so the next guy coming after me will not have to go through what I and others have gone through. Whether it’s three years or 45 years, you should get what you rightfully earned.”The wide receiver who ranked second in NFL history with 15,934 yards receiving and third with 153 touchdown catches didn’t mention that Hall of Famers Dan Fouts and James Lofton also are on the selection committee. Owens later discussed his issue with the current selection process at a news conference that lasted 26 minutes, saying writers never played the game, with no “blood, sweat and tears” invested.Only one person makes a speech in Canton to introduce an inductee. By holding his own ceremony, Owens heard short speeches from five coaches, including three former position coaches, with James Kirksey and Ray Sherman from the NFL. The university named a street after the Hall of Fame receiver.A friend of Ray Lewis was at Friday night’s gold jacket ceremony and brought it to Chattanooga for T.O. The original plan had been to mail it on Saturday to him.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew T.O. said he had a Plan B in case it didn’t arrive in time. He also wore a “C″ for Chattanooga pin on each lapel.Owens thanked everyone from his late grandmother and mother to coaches from his high school days in Alexander City, Alabama, through his time at Chattanooga and into the NFL. At times, he was grateful for help received along the way, cited a Bible verse from Deuteronomy, and even thanked people who “defamed” him behind his back and teammates who hated him.“This is for you,” Owens said.Near the end of his speech, Owens asked anyone who had ever felt isolated, misunderstood or bullied to stand up. Then Owens encouraged them not to be afraid to be themselves.“We have more commonalities than differences. This entire speech you thought was about me, this was for you,” Owens said.None of his former NFL teammates could be seen in the crowd. Johnny Taylor, the 17th pick overall in the 1997 NBA draft by Orlando, flew in to see his former teammate inducted into the hall. He understands that some people were surprised by Owens’ decision.“He’s always going to do it his way and what’s beneficial to him and his family,” Taylor said. “Me personally, I’m excited that he is doing it here. It means so much to the city, it means so much to the university. It speaks volumes to the type of person that he is, even though other people may think other of him.”Fans wore Owens’ No. 81 jersey from his stints in Dallas, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Renee Davis of Philadelphia canceled tickets she bought to see Owens inducted in Canton and arrived in Chattanooga on Friday to see the receiver she called the best ever give his speech. She wore Owens’ No. 80 from his college days, bought when he was an NFL rookie.Missing the Hall of Fame’s other seven inductees and all the pageantry of Canton was no loss for Davis.“Can’t compare to being here with my favorite,” Davis said. “Can’t compare.” And yes, the man known as T.O. later brought out a big bucket of popcorn.Owens entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a celebration uniquely his own Saturday afternoon at his alma mater before approximately 3,000 fans who frequently cheered, chanted “T.O.” and gave him the occasional standing ovation. Owens also made clear why he chose to enter the Hall of Fame with a ceremony in Chattanooga instead of with Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and former Eagles teammate Brian Dawkins in Ohio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“A lot of people say that I may regret not being in Canton 10, 15, 20 years from now,” Owens said. “But just like my choice to be here today, I choose not to live in regret. I will leave a legacy that will leave an imprint on this world forever.”Owens used part of a speech lasting about 39 minutes to explain why he was in Chattanooga instead of Canton, addressing the “elephant in the room.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Las Vegas Aces waiting to hear WNBA decision on canceled game View commentslast_img read more

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Antetokounmpo, Bucks survive Hornets

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Walker missed a driving layup with 3.4 seconds left and the loose ball got kicked outside where Nic Batum misfired on a 3-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer.Khris Middleton had 19 points and Eric Bledsoe added 17 as the Bucks set out on the quest to reach the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. Brook Lopez 14 points in his debut for the Bucks after signing a one-year contract in the offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWalker, a two-time All-Star, was terrific in the loss, hitting 15 of 29 shots including seven 3-pointers — three of those in the fourth quarter — to rally the Hornets. Malik Monk had 18 points and Tony Parker had eight points and seven assists in his first game with the Hornets after 17 seasons with the Spurs.New Bucks coach Budenholzer stressed spacing and perimeter shooting to open up more 1-on-1 opportunities for the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo to drive the lane. It certainly opened up some 3-point chances as the Bucks used that spacing to knock down 11 of 22 3-point attempts in the first half to build a 67-54 halftime lead. Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks in Fizdale’s debut Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Hornets trailed by as many as 18 in the second half, but battled back to tie the game at 101-101 with 6:22 after coach James Borrego went small ball with a lineup of Walker, Parker, Monk, Batum and former small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at center.TIP INSBucks: Started the game on fire, hitting their first five shots to take a 14-5 lead.Hornets: Charlotte wore its throwback white jerseys with pinstripes and they celebrated its inaugural team back in 1988-89. Several members of the original team were introduced before the game, including Muggsy Bogues, Dell Curry, Rex Chapman and Kelly Tripucka. … Walker set a franchise record for the most points in a season opener.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Miles Bridges #0 of the Charlotte Hornets tries to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during their game at Spectrum Center on October 17, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled the Charlotte Hornets’ celebration of 30 years of basketball with a 113-112 victory in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night.Antetokounmpo made two free throws with 23.7 seconds remaining to put the Bucks ahead after the Hornets battled back from a 20-point deficit behind 41 points from Kemba Walker.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bucks: Host Indiana on Friday night.Hornets: At Orlando on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

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Dawson Creek Family Dog found after vehicle stolen

first_imgA Dawson Creek family’s dog has been found after the dog was taken while inside a truck stolen in Chilliwack.A couple who saw the evening news, and saw the story on Winston being taken felt they may have seen him earlier in the day. They went back to the same area on Ashwell Road in Chilliwack, called his name, and he came running. The owners have now been reunited with Winston. The Miller family, Winston included, are grateful for all the media groups who helped speared the word on Friday, and to the couple who found him and helped reunite him with his owners.- Advertisement -The Newfoundland-shepherd cross was in a Ford F-350 when the truck was stolen in Chilliwack Thursday night.The truck was later found in a parking lot, without the dog. Police say the truck was covered in mud suggesting the thief may have done some off-road joy riding before dumping the Ford in the parking lot.last_img read more

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Fort St. John RCMP continue an investigation into a break and enter, suspicious fire and vehicle theft

first_imgThe investigation is ongoing and police ask anyone with information to call the Fort St John RCMP at 250 787-8133 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.Advertisement During this time a call was received of a stolen vehicle driving dangerously. Evidence suggested that this stolen vehicle may be connected to the break and enter and suspicious fire. Frontline officers immediately attended and found two suspects matching the description provided by witnesses. A foot pursuit was initiated and assistance from the Police Dog Services (PDS) was called. – Advertisement -Shortly after the initial call, a fire alarm was received from the residence of the suspected break and enter. The Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire which is believed to be suspicious. On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, at 1:25 PM, two men were seen leaving the residence. When the Fire Department arrived on the scene, they quickly extinguished the fire in the kitchen and contain the damage to that area of the home. center_img The second suspect remained outstanding but was later identified and arrested without incident. Both men remain in police custody pending a court appearance. Due to early detection by an in-home security system, fire crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading throughout the home.Advertisement Soon after, PDS spotted the vehicle, saw a man exit the vehicle, who was apprehended with the aid of the police service dog. The suspect was taken to hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the arrest and was later released to the custody of the police. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP were called to the scene of a break and enter in progress in the 8600 Block of 109 Avenue. last_img read more

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Newcastle United one of two clubs interested in Italy international

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Mattia Destro in action for Bologna. And now it has been reported that the Magpies want to strengthen their forward line in time for the second half of the campaign by landing Destro.The 27-year-old has struggled for form at Bologna this term and has so far failed to score in six Serie A outings.Now a fresh start looks on the cards and Calciomercato have claimed that Newcastle are currently alongside Sampdoria in a two-horse race for the striker’s signature. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining huge blow Latest Football Stories Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice The Ascoli-born man, who has played for both Roma and AC Milan during his career, has managed 25 goals in 89 Serie A appearances for Bologna. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img REVEALED REVEALED ADVICE REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF MONEY Newcastle United are looking to land Italy international Mattia Destro as Rafael Benitez attempts to add more goals to his side.The Magpies have only scored seven times this campaign and need more firepower if they are to survive the threat of relegation to the Championship.last_img read more

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first_imgLetterkenny General HospitalBREAKING NEWS: The Emergency Department at Letterkenny Hospital is now accepting all GP referrals from their traditional catchment area, it has just been announced.Just four weeks after the flood disaster at the hospital, staff and management had made an incredible turnaround to make this evening’s announcement.“This stands down the final remaining elements of the diversion arrangements that were effected on the night of the flood on Friday 26 July,” said a delighted HSE spokeswoman. “The repatriation of inpatients from Sligo Regional Hospital will continue over the coming days.“Walk in patients are also being accepted to the ED in Letterkenny Hospital from all areas.“We would like to stress that non-emergency patients should continue to contact their GP in the first instance,” she added.Patients can get the latest information on Meanwhile work is continuing to repair and replace facilities at the Department destroyed in the flood.It’s expected the interim department will cater for patients for between six and nine months. INCREDIBLE! HOSPITAL NOW OPEN TO GENERAL ADMISSIONS JUST FOUR WEEKS AFTER DISASTER was last modified: August 23rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:floodletterkenny hospitalRepairslast_img read more


Bears’ taste for wine grapes fatal

first_imgNAPA, Calif. – Grape-munching bears have caused bunches of trouble in Northern California wine country. Some winery owners have summoned authorities to trap and shoot black bears – as well as wild pigs, deer, turkeys and mountain lions – that plundered their vineyards. The killings have sparked debate over the future of wildlife in the nation’s most famous wine-growing region. “Certainly for areas like Sonoma, Mendocino and Napa counties, vineyards are our largest group that is requesting depredation permits,” said Eric Larson, deputy regional manager for the California Department of Fish and Game. With premium Cabernet grapes that can be produced only in mountainous regions selling for $5,000 to $7,000 a ton, vineyards have sprouted on slopes and ridge tops where animals make their homes. The state is required to issue extermination permits if property owners show evidence of damage caused by wildlife, Larson said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Earlier this year, animal control officers caught and killed four black bears – two males and two females – at the Aetna Springs Vineyard in the rugged Pope Valley. Winery owner Paul Maroon said he had tried scaring off the bears but resorted to having them killed because he feared they might hurt his field workers. “They damage the fences on a daily basis almost faster than we can repair them,” Maroon said. “The damaged fences allow the deer to enter. The bear eat the grapes, as do the deer, and they both damage the vines, sometimes killing … old vines.” But some of Maroon’s neighbors, including some grape growers, are outraged by the trappings. Ann Curtis, who runs a golf course down the road from Maroon’s winery, called the controversy “wine for blood, life versus profit.” “To come into a wildlife area and then kill off the wildlife is wrong,” said Curtis, who has lived in Pope Valley for 34 years. “I don’t see much difference between throwing a sandwich out the window for bears in Yosemite (National) Park and inviting them to dinner here by putting grapes out for them to eat.” Jerre Sears, owner of Black Sears Vineyards on Napa County’s Howell Mountain, said he and other growers he knows on the 1,800-foot peak shrug off the grapes they lose to wildlife as a kind of tax for doing business in hillside territory. “We’ve had our vineyard for 20 years and we’ve had a bear in our vineyard every year,” Sears said. “We feel it’s just part of life, of nature, so we share.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgA Co Donegal paramedic has warned the upheaval in ambulance services caused by flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital is putting lives in danger.The concerned medic contacted Donegal Daily to express his serious worry about the service.He claimed that because ambulances are now being sent to Sligo, Derry and Fermanagh, there are occasions when just ONE ambulance is available to ALL of Donegal. The medic claimed that no extra ambulance personnel have been allocated to the region despite the longer runs being endured by staff.“Some ambulance runs are taking up to three hours leaving the rest of the service exposed.“The reality is that no extra personnel have been drafted in which means that people are being exposed.“People will die as a result of not getting the expert help from the paramedics if something isn’t done,” he said. The situation may be eased somewhat if the accident ad emergency ward at Letterkenny is reopened as planned in the coming weeks.However, the paramedic warned that unless extra resources are put in to cope with the extra volume of work, people are being put in danger. PARAMEDIC SAYS LIVES WILL BE LOST BECAUSE OF CUTS was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AMBULANCESLetterkenny General Hospitalparamediclast_img read more



first_imgA young loggerhead turtle washed up on a Donegal beach has died at the Exploris Aquarium in Strangford Lough, Co. Down.The turtle who was named Columbo by rescuers who found him after he was washed ashore after being dragged hundreds of miles off course.Columbo was discovered by Grainne Rua on a beach in Glencolmcille on Saturday evening. She contacted marine experts who immediately transferred the stricken turtle to the Exploris Aquarium.Aquarist’s battled to keep Columbo alive but he sadly passed away despite the best efforts of all the team at the Exploris Aquarium.A spokesperson from Exploris Aquarium said, “Logger head turtles are found in the Atlantic and usually follow the Golf Stream.  It is possible that Columbo became unwell and drifted or was washed off course by a storm.“A post-mortem will reveal whether Columbo did have an underlying condition which may have caused his death.  The team are incredibly saddened to lose this magnificent turtle.”   SADNESS AS LOGGERHEAD TURTLE WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH DIES was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AshoreColumboDIEDExploris AquariumLoggerheadnewsturtleWashedlast_img read more


From the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the Snow

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Moun10Bike’s desk at Geocaching HQ: where office life and geocaching magic collide.The Geocoin that started it all turned 12 this year.Geocaching HQ is home to a geocaching legend. His title is Community Liaison to Engineering. His name is Jon Stanley. He’s better known as Moun10Bike in the geocaching world.  As one of the world’s first-ever geocachers, Moun10Bike earned his geocaching fame by creating the first of what we now know as geocoins.Moun10Bike agreed to share his coolest geocaching tips as we head into the winter season here in the Northern hemisphere.Q: You are working on a geocaching streak. How many days of geocaching in a row are you up to? What inspired you to take on this challenge?Hiking above the clouds and into the snow for a geocache. Brrr….but totally worth it! Photo by Moun10Bike.A: On Christmas Eve, my streak will hit 700 days. I want to keep going for as long as it’s fun. The initial motivator was to have a streak that was longer than my longest slump (141 days between my first and second cache finds, back when there were very few caches around). After that, there seemed to be continued incentives that kept me going (e.g. qualifying for particular challenges, etc.).Q: What is the biggest challenge you face in maintaining your streak?A: We head back to Spokane and North Idaho during the holidays to be with family, where snow is a much more frequent sight than it is in Seattle. Keeping up the geocaching when everything is under a blanket of white and you’re sipping eggnog by a warm fire becomes a challenge then.Q: What tips do you have for other geocachers who are trying to keep a streak going in the winter weather?A: I start off by looking for geocaches that have the “Available in Winter” attribute, although this is rather hit-or-miss as some geocache owners do not use attributes. It does help identify some better ones that were intended specifically for winter, though. What helps the most is looking for geocaches that were found in the last day or two, especially if it recently snowed. This tells you that people are having success at these geocaches despite whatever the conditions on the ground may be.Q: So what makes  for a good winter geocache?Moun10Bike’s co-worker and geocaching friend Annie Love (Username: Love) takes a photo on their geocaching expedition. Photo by Moun10Bike.A: Basically any geocache that is off the ground or otherwise protected from snow coverage. Some great winter geocaches that I’ve found were attached to branches in a tree. During the summer, they are many feet up in the air, but are within easy reach with snow on the ground. If a geocache meets these criteria, the geocache owner should be sure to add the “Available in Winter” attribute.Q: Do you have any safety tips for geocachers who – streaking or not – might find themselves outside geocaching in frightful weather?A: Dress warmly, be ready and willing to turn back if conditions turn against you, and watch out for ice! I encountered a frozen patch on a trail during an geocaching outing last winter and made a point to stomp across carefully. Despite my caution, my hiking boots slipped out from under me and I broke my arm in the process of catching myself.Q: But you continued winter geocaching after that?A: I absolutely did! The break came when I was only a month away from a year straight, so I had to keep going.Keep tuned in to learn more great geocaching tips from the desk – or trail – of Moun10Bike. What inspires you to leave the warm eggnog and crackling fire behind, and head out geocaching in the winter weather? Tell us in the comments below. SharePrint RelatedDear Geocaching Diary: 31 Days of Adventure with Geocaching HQAugust 7, 2013In “Community”Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the WinSeptember 1, 2013In “Community”Long lost APE cache is found!November 11, 2016In “Lackeys”last_img read more

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Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Fayaz Panzoo killed in Anantnag encounter

first_imgTwo militants were killed in an encounter in Anantnag’s Bijbehara area.A police spokesman said Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Fayaz Panzoo has been killed along with his associate. “Panzoo was a top commander and was involved in the attack on CRPF at Anantnag town on June 12, 2019 in which 5 CRPF personnel were killed and SHO Arshad Khan was seriously injured, who also succumbed to injuries,” said the police.last_img

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2017 Audi A3 facelift revealed; will come to India

first_imgThis news is coming straight from Germany. Audi has been busy and the work shows, as the German car-makers have given a facelift to the Audi A3 sedan and this is the same car that will be seen on the Indian roads from next year.But till the car comes,check out what Audi A3 facelift has new to offer.ALSO READ: New generation Audi A5 to arrive in 2017Features: The highlight in the interior of the new Audi A3 is the Audi virtual cockpit, which can now be specified as an alternative to the standard analogue unit. This innovative operating concept, which is available for the first time in the compact class, displays the most important driving-relevant information in high resolution on a 12.3-inch diagonal TFT screen.The headlights of the Audi A3 provide a distinctive new look with their jagged bottom edges. Xenon plus units with LED daytime running lights are standard, with the exception of S line and S3 models which now automatically come equipped with LED headlights and LED rear lights incorporating sweeping dynamic rear indicators. For the first time, matrix LED headlights are offered as an option. Light and rain sensors are fitted as standard in all specifications.With numerous driver assistance systems, the new Audi A3 raises the bar in the premium compact segment yet again. New to this model and to the segment is the traffic jam assist system, which works together with Audi adaptive cruise control (ACC) to keep the A3 and S3 at a safe distance from the vehicle in front, and in combination with the S tronic transmission, automatically sets it in motion again after a short stop.advertisementALSO READ:2016 Audi Q5 spied testing before debutDesign:Although hardly any change has been made to the dimensions – 4.24 metres in length with a wheelbase of 2.60 metres – the new Audi A3 looks more purposeful than ever. Its Singleframe grille features sharper lines and is broader, and its headlights are flatter, with distinctive outer contours.The rear accentuates the width of the new A3 – with the horizontal illuminated graphics of the rear lights and the separation edge above the redesigned diffuser. The colour palette has also been expanded. Twelve paint colours are available to choose from depending on specification, including the five new colours Ara blue, Cosmic blue, Nano grey, Tango red and Vegas yellow.The new Audi A3 rides on 16-inch alloy wheels in SE form, and on 17-inch and 18-inch wheels when equipped to Sport or S line specification respectively. The wide range of optional wheels ranging in size from 17-inch to 19-inch includes new designs.Engine:ALSO READ:Audi plans 12 refreshed, new vehicles by 2019 The 1.4 TFSI COD features cylinder-on-demand efficiency technology, turning off two cylinders when the corresponding output is not required. The engine with 1,395cc displacement offers 150PS and 250 Nm of torque.A technical highlight is the completely new 2.0 TFSI with its innovative combustion process. From a displacement of 1,984cc it generates 190PS, delivering 320 Nm of torque at 1,500 to 4,200rpm.last_img read more

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Wasim Jaffer becomes first batsman to score 11,000 Ranji Trophy runs

first_img40-year-old Wasim Jaffer became the highest run-scorer in the history of Ranji Trophy on Wednesday with a brilliant 153 off 284 balls for Vidarbha against Baroda.Jaffer has now scored 11,056 runs in Ranji Trophy and he achieved the landmark when he was on 97 runs on the second day of the Round 3, Elite Group A match.In the list of highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy, Jaffer is followed by Amol Muzumdar with 9,202 runs on second. Devendra Bundela is placed third with 9,201 runs while Mithun Manhas (8,554 runs) and Hrishikesh Kanitkar (8,059 runs) complete the top five.The score of 153 on day 2 helped Jaffer get to his 54th first-class hundred but was eventually run out.Also read – When Wasim Jaffer made it into an elite listVidarbha, opting to bat, lost opener Sanjay Ramaswamy for just 3 runs as Lukman Meriwala struck early for Baroda. Jaffer and Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal (151) then strung together a mammoth 300-run partnership to motor Vidarbha’s innings forward.Apart from Fazal and Jaffer, Akshay Wadkar scored 102 runs off 156 runs for Vidarbha as they declared for 529/6. Baroda was 41 for no loss at stumps on day 2.During the Irani Cup earlier this year, Jaffer had also become the first Indian and the oldest Asian, at 40, to register a 250-plus score in a first-class inning.Jaffer played 31 Tests and two ODIs for India. The former Mumbai batsman scored 1944 Test runs, averaging 34.10, including five hundreds and 11 fifties.He last played for India in April 2008.(With PTI and IANS inputs)Also watch –last_img read more

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‘A historic humiliation for Barcelona’ – Roma win stuns Spanish press

first_img Read more Share on WhatsApp Mundo Deportivo declares: ‘The fall of Rome.’ Twitter Reuse this content Valverde said he was “entirely responsible” and fingers pointed his way. Sport highlighted “Valverde’s fear”, Sánchez talked of his “conservatism”, El Mundo noted that the coach had chosen “resistance over control”, and “they couldn’t resist: they didn’t deserve to, either”. They didn’t even compete. One cartoon shows a man in front is his television long after the game. His wife tells him to turn it off, but he replies: “I can’t, I’m waiting for Barcelona to come out on to the pitch.” There was more than just this night, however poor it was. When it has come down to it, away from the Camp Nou, they have had little response of late. Last season they were beaten 4-0 in Paris and 3-0 in Turin. The year before that they were beaten 2-0 in Madrid, against Atlético. Now they have been beaten 3-0 in Rome. They were fortunate to draw 1-1 with Chelsea in London, too, remember. This season, they have kept winning, but they have not always convinced. Read more Facebook It will always be there, most agreed. “This is the biggest humiliation of their contemporary history, after a surreal display,” said El Mundo. “A humiliation that will be remembered for years,” wrote Lluis Mascaró in Sport. “A historic humiliation. Enormous. The kind that hurts. A lot. A hell of a lot.” In Marca, David Sánchez called it a “ridículo mundial”, a humiliation seen around the globe.Ridículo was a word they were all using, but there were others: terrible, dreadful, inexplicable. Or perhaps – and this was the worst thing – not so inexplicable. “This knockout revealed a drama that was there, [but] no one wanted to see it,” El Mundo said. “When you walk a tightrope, you can either fall into a safety net or crash onto the tiles. The latter happened.” As for Barcelona, they have not been back to the semi-final since they won the 2015 Champions League: for a third year in a row, they’ve been knocked out in the quarters. It wasn’t supposed to be this way, not this time. When the draw was made, Sport described it as a “sweetie”; before the second leg, 4-1 up, they announced that Barcelona could “touch the semi-final”. It slipped from their hands. Before the game, Ernesto Valverde said his team had to ensure “nothing extraordinary happens”, but it did. What happened, said Sport, was “a failure with no excuses”. Their cover is black, reserved for days of mourning. It was, the front page said, enough “to make you cry”. “Total failure,” Marca’s front called it. Well, “it”? They. Marca gleefully put Pep Guardiola alongside his former team. They were both out. Everyone expected City to be, at least after Anfield; Barcelona were another matter. El Mundo Deportivo called it “the fall of Rome”, Marca called it the “fall of the Barcelona empire” and for AS in the eternal city they had suffered an “imperial failure”, sent falling to earth, in ruins now. Juan Cruz was calling it a “suicide”, in which by the end they couldn’t cry because there were “no tears left”.If anyone had been lucky, it was Barcelona in the first leg. “Losing is not always a failure, but losing like this is,” wrote Jose María Battle in El Mundo Deportivo. “A team like Barcelona can’t throw a lead like that in the rubbish bin.” ‘It’s not a miracle, it’s something bigger’ – Italian press hails Roma’s win Sport decries: ‘A failure with no excuses.’ Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Share on Twittercenter_img Roma Facebook Twitter Pinterest Champions League Barcelona Kostas Manolas seals historic Roma comeback to send Barcelona out features Share via Email Topics Share on Pinterest “And the worst thing,” said El Mundo, “is that it was deserved.” The “disaster” – deserved. The “disgrace” – deserved. The “humiliation” – deserved. The “ridicule” – that too. All of it. Barcelona had deserved it all.Roma’s Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi, and Kostas Manolas had as well. All three had scored in the first leg, De Rossi and Manolas in their own goal, and now all three had scored in the second leg, the road leading to redemption and a historic result. The Greek stood, tears welling in his eyes while they went wild at the Stadio Olimpico. “Apart from Messi no one is untouchable after this,” said Fernando Polo, but this time some of the focus must fall on him too. It was noted that Barcelona don’t play to Messi’s strengths. It’s more than that: they play to their weaknesses, always giving him the ball in part because there is little else. If Messi’s not there, nor are Barcelona – and last night Messi was not there. “He was isolated, it’s true, but he was missed; he didn’t turn up,” wrote AS, giving him their “Vaya día” (what a bad day) award.“This was a tragic night, a copy of previous debacles, as if nothing has been learned. It is too easy to just expect an extra-terrestrial to systematically solve the errors of human beings,” said Ernest Folch in Sport. “This should not be treated as a bad day, a one off: they have been playing very little football for a while now, making the most of defensive security and the trump card that is Messi,” said Marca. “The miracle worker was not their saviour this time,” wrote Mascaró. In seven years, supposedly the Messi-era, Barcelona will have won just one European Cup. And this time at least, there could be no complaints, and it was not just chance. “They’re out on merit,” wrote Sport, “their own merit.” Share on Messengerlast_img read more

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University Establishes Scholarship in Honour of Education Minister

first_imgStory Highlights The BAU International University in Washington DC has established a scholarship in honour of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid.The decision to set up the ‘Ruel Reid Transformational Leadership Scholarship’ was taken by the University to recognise Senator Reid’s lead role in arriving at a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry and the University for the provision of 107 scholarships, over three years, worth $378.2 million (US$3 million).These scholarships are available to student teachers to pursue undergraduate and graduate programmes at any of the tertiary institution’s campuses globally.BAU University Board member, Paul Brunson, said the Ruel Reid Scholarship is to “pay homage and respect to Senator Reid for leading the process”.The surprise announcement, which was made during the MOU’s recent signing at The Mico University College in Kingston, left Senator Reid at a loss for words and saw him welcoming the gesture with an elated “I’m speechless!”.Mr. Brunson said the scholarship is open to any Jamaican student desirous of pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies, either in the United States or any of BAU Global Network’s campuses in Germany, Italy and Turkey, among other locations.The MOU, resulting from the discussions between Senator Reid and Mr. Brunson, whose grandfather was Jamaican, between 2016 and earlier this year, will additionally see the University hiring 200 English language teachers for its global network of schools for the 2018/19 academic year.Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, and the Ministry’s newly appointed International Donor Consultant for the Jamaican Diaspora in the US, Gail Dunwell, who works closely with the National Education Trust, were also instrumental in initiating the partnership.Senator Reid, in welcoming the MOU, conveyed the Government’s gratitude to BAU University.“I have had the opportunity of meeting different segments of the Jamaican diaspora (who) are always very interested in what is happening in Jamaica, and particularly how they can assist our education programme. We are very grateful for the strength of the Jamaican connection,” the Minister said.“There are Jamaicans in very prestigious positions all over the world, and wherever they are able to influence certain decisions, we find that they always step up to the plate,” he added.Mr. Brunson said the initiative’s genesis dates back 10 years when he first met his grandfather.He said the knowledge of his heritage was the primary reason for seeking out how best he could make a tangible and meaningful contribution to Jamaica.Against this background, Mr. Brunson said he made representation to the University’s administration and successfully lobbied their support in March 2016, which resulted in the MOU’s forging.“So for all these reasons and more, I am excited and I am proud. This is only the beginning of this relationship,” he added.President of The Mico, Dr. Asburn Pinnock, said the initiative is a “perfect fit” with the Government’s focus for education.“I think this will go a far way in building our resources as we try to graduate more persons in Jamaica from tertiary education,” he argued.BAU International University is a private, non-profit institution that offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in economics, international affairs, entrepreneurship, global affairs, and international law and economics.The BAU Global Network, which spans three continents, has been providing higher education for over 15 years through its campuses, which are also located in Canada and Hong Kong.Its flagship campus is Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, which has eight faculties, a school of languages, and two vocational schools. BAU University Board member, Paul Brunson, said the Ruel Reid Scholarship is to “pay homage and respect to Senator Reid for leading the process”. The BAU International University in Washington DC has established a scholarship in honour of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. Mr. Brunson said the scholarship is open to any Jamaican student desirous of pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies, either in the United States or any of BAU Global Network’s campuses in Germany, Italy and Turkey, among other locations.last_img read more

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