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Immigration Norms Eased for Cruise Tourists with E-Visa Arriving in India

first_imgTourists who come to Indian shores via cruise with e-visa will now be exempted from biometric enrollment until Dec. 31, 2020. Biometrics were a requirement for immigration clearance at the port of first arrival, which could be Mumbai, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Kochi and Chennai.The current immigration procedure was taking more than the internationally accepted time of 90 minutes for clearing all cruise passengers. Most current cruise passengers are expected to arrive on e-visa, and biometric enrollment of all these passengers would slow down immigration clearance. Granting e-visas, three days prior to arrival at an Indian port, was started in November 2017.“In order to promote cruise tourism in the country, and make India an attractive cruise tourist destination, the Ministry of Home Affairs has, on request of the Ministry of Shipping, exempted cruise tourists arriving with e-visa from the requirement of biometric enrollment for a period of three years i.e. till December 31, 2020,” a government statement said.The shipping ministry has been working towards simplifying the immigration clearance procedure and providing passengers with a customer friendly and hassle-free logistics process upon arrival at or departure from the Indian ports, the statement added.The move will make the immigration process faster, leaving tourists to spend more time onshore, a factor that contributes to whether a destination is included in a cruise ship itinerary. In 2017-18 and 2019-20, mega ships with 2,000-4,000 passengers onboard are set to come to India.The simplified immigration process is a part of a series of steps designed to enhance passenger experience at ports. In November last year, the standard operating procedures for cruise handling were revised and are being implemented at all these ports. “Major ports reduced their tariffs for three years by 42-67 per cent to make it attractive for cruise lines to visit India. Major ports now change a single comprehensive uniform rate of $0.35 per GRT (gross register tonnage),” the government said.Cruising in Asia saw an annual growth rate of almost 40 per cent since 2012 to reach 3.7 million passengers by the end of 2017, according to the Asia Cruise Trends 2017 report. The report attributed the increase to the growing market in China and India. Related ItemsshippingTourismlast_img read more

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Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance leads

first_imgThe ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was leading in at least 31 constituencies in Maharashtra and the Congress-NCP in 16 while the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi led in one constituency as per early counting trends on Thursday.Union Minister Nitin Gadkari led in Nagpur, BJP State president Raosaheb Danve-Patil in Jalna, Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan in Nanded, Supriya Sule-Pawar in Baramati and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana chief Raju Shetti in Hatkanangale.Earlier, counting of votes started in Mumbai and Maharashtra amid tight security for 48 Lok Sabha seats, officials said.In Mumbai, the prominent candidates in the fray are: BJP’s Gopal Shetty, Poonam Mahajan, Manoj Kotak; Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Kirtikar, Rahul Shewale, Arvind Sawant; Congress’ Milind M. Deora, Sanjay Nirupam, Eknath Gaekwad, Priya Dutt, Urmila Matondkar; and Nationalist Congress Party’s Sanjay Dina Patil.last_img read more

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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund Held at Home by Bottom-placed Paderborn in 6-goal Thriller

first_imgBerlin: Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus equalised in added time to salvage a 3-3 draw at home to Bundesliga bottom side Paderborn as Friday’s shock result left Dortmund coach Lucien Favre under pressure.Dortmund, who face Barcelona away on Wednesday in the Champions League, were 3-0 down at half-time at Signal Iduna Park and out-played before launching a second-half fight back. “We have to apologise to our fans for that performance, especially in the first-half,” said a visibly shaken Reus.”We can never play like that again at home, it was really shit. It’s not on.”I have no idea what that was all about from us in the first-half.”Paderborn striker Streli Mamba ran riot with two goals in the opening 45 minutes before winger Gerrit Holtmann grabbed the visitor’s third just before the break.It was a different story in the second-half as England winger Jadon Sancho gave Dortmund hope before Axel Witsel, then Reus both headed late goals to poach a point.The draw leaves Dortmund fifth in the table, but they could finish the weekend eight points behind leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach, who are at mid-table FC Union Berlin on Saturday.Having been drubbed 4-0 away at Bayern Munich before the international break, Dortmund were guilty of woeful defending in the first-half to put Favre in a precarious position.Hosts Dortmund were behind with five minutes gone when Paderborn winger Kai Proeger out-sprinted, then rode the tackle of Germany international Nico Schulz on the right flank.With the Dortmund defence shredded, Proeger passed inside for Mamba to tap home and silence home fans.In response Dortmund pushed forward, but were punished for defending high up the pitch when Paderborn forward Ben Zolinski lifted the ball over the defence.Mamba outsprinted Germany defender Julian Weigl to fire Paderborn 2-0 up on 37 minutes.The visitor’s third goal came two minutes before the break when Dortmund’s Belgium Axel Witsel lost possession and Holtmann sprinted clear of Weigl to fire past home goalkeeper Roman Buerki.Stunned Dortmund trudged off at half-time to a chorus of whistles from their fans.Their CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, watching in the stands, looked far from happy after such a weak display from his star-studded squad.Favre reacted by bringing on the attack-minded trio of Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard and Achraf Hakimi for the second-half.Dortmund flew out of the blocks with Sancho firing home to make it 3-1 just two minutes after the break when Reus had won back possession.Paderborn were still causing the hosts problems and Mamba came within a whisker of grabbing his hat-trick, firing wide on 67 minutes.With the final whistle approaching, Dortmund defender Mats Hummels hooked the ball across goal for Witsel to header home before Reus spared his side’s blushes with the equaliser right at the end. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. borussia dortmundbundesligaBundesliga 2019-20football First Published: November 23, 2019, 8:37 AM ISTlast_img read more

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PEAK-System: integrate CAN FD interface and I/O functionality into your hardware

first_imgWith the PCAN-MicroMod FD, PEAK-System Technik has released a universal solution for the integration of a CAN FD interface and I/O functionality into custom hardware. Developers can plug the CPU module into their motherboard and configure it with the PCAN-MicroMod FD Configuration Windows software included in the scope of supply. The configurations are transferred to the PCAN-MicroMod FD via the CAN bus. Several modules can be configured independently of each other in a CAN bus. In addition to mapping the signals to CAN messages, the software enables a variety of operations and processing functions for analog and digital I/O signals. Once the configuration has been transferred, the PCAN-MicroMod FD forms an autonomous CAN node with the motherboard that can forward the information from sensors, actuators, and switches via the CAN bus.Together with the PCAN-MicroMod FD, PEAK-System is launching an evaluation board onto the market that is intended to facilitate the development of an individual motherboard. With the so-called PCAN-MicroMod FD Evaluation Board, users can access all resources of the attached PCAN-MicroMod FD via taps, screw terminals, switches, and potentiometers and test configurations or circuits.The PCAN-MicroMod FD can now be purchased individually or together with the PCAN-MicroMod FD Evaluation Board. Furthermore, a kit is available that contains a CAN FD interface for the USB port and a CAN cable in addition to the processor and evaluation board. The company plans to release ready-to-use motherboards for specific applications by the end of the year.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous element14 community launches ThinkON Design Challenge with ON SemiconductorNext Automating IoT security threat/risk analysis and compliancelast_img read more

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The changemakers

first_imgJaania Singh 15, Squash Champ, ChandigarhJaania decoded considered one of the most promising Indian squash players, the young woman represented India in the World Junior Championship in the under-19 category held in July in Chennai this year. She also carried the countrys flag twice, first at the Asian Junior Individual,Jaania Singh 15, Squash Champ, ChandigarhJaania decoded considered one of the most promising Indian squash players, the young woman represented India in the World Junior Championship in the under-19 category held in July in Chennai this year. She also carried the countrys flag twice, first at the Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship 2015 in Iran and again in 2016 in Malaysia in the girls under-15 category. She also represented India at the Asian Junior Squash Championship 2017 in Jordan. HELLO SQUASH Singh credits her father Amanpreet Singh for introducing her to the game at the age of eight.A state-level shooter and mountain Car Rally Champion (1990), my father ensured that my brother and I developed an interest in squash. We were taught in a fun way with sans any pressure, she says.Fighting fit Since the game demands a high level of stamina, Singh says that her lifestyle is all about discipline. This sport is about both physical and mental strength. So, I make it a point to never miss out on my exercises. Even if that means depriving myself of that mouthwatering pizza or saying no to parties.Road ahead The young player feels that the poor infrastructure for squash is discouraging potential players. In a country obsessed with cricket, it would really not hurt to have a few squash courts in each district, she says.Jas K. Shan 29, Dance Instructor, ChandigarhThe first move Soon after she graduated in mass communications (2009) from Panjab University, Shan was convinced that teaching people dance, and not writing articles was her real calling. This was back in 2011 when dance academies were unheard of in this region. With over 15 trained dancers on her rolls, Jas K Shans Dance Dacha academy teaches Latin American folk (salsa chacha rumba samba), Egyptian belly, ecstatic and sufi dance, folk dances, raggaeton, Cumbria and Moresalsa.advertisement Jas K. Shan, Dance Instructor (Photo by: Mehr Singh)Dance shows She believes that youngsters need to understand dance is about passion and not winning competitions. This Reebok Metabolic trainer who has students aged between three and 70 says, How can people with no idea of dance judge classical, retro and Latin American?The challenges For someone who has been fascinated with dance ever since she choreographed a sequence in class VIII, being a dance trainer might seem like a breeze. However, she insists that facilitating dance training to several batches in a day is the easy part, while running a studio is a constant challenge, Shan, who runs the only dance studio in the region, adds, Abnormally high rentals, keeping oneself clued on latest fads and ensuring that instructors do not run away can be frustrating sometimes.”Contact The British School Building Sector 44B, Chandigarh WEBSITE jaskshan.comRishi Miranshah 50, Jaania Singh 40, Founder, Weekly Organic MarketThe beginning Established under the umbrella of CHAI Chandigarh Holistic Agriculture Initiative in 2015, this organic market aims to provide a platform for organic farmers and consumers by eliminating middlemen. We are looking to create a healthy community where farmers get the respect they truly deserve. We want the consumers to be able to reconnect with the source of their food and soul of the farmer in the process, says Rishi Miranshah, member of the markets organising committee. Rishi MiranshahBuy from here The place invites farmers from across the region including Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to sell their produce. More than 25 farmers come every week and the number is gradually increasing. From fresh fruits, vegetables and juices to spices, jaggery and seasonal delicacies like makki ki roti, it has become a onestop shop for those looking for pesticide-free stuff in their kitchens, adds Seema Jolly, also a committee member.Encouraging farmers The markets organising committee regularly takes patrons for tours to different organic farms in the region and introduces them to the techniques of pesticide-free cultivation and natural farming. It is now encouraging farmers to hold such markets at other places too. It would be great for them as well as the customers. Given the growing popularity of organic food, it is a win-win situation for both, adds Miranshah. Jaania SinghAT Every Sat Opp. Horse Riding Club, Kartar Asra Road, Near Sukhna Lake. Summers 4 to 7 pm Winters 12 to 4 pm CONTACT ie.rishi@gmail.com, seemacjolly@gmail.comSainyam Kapoor 31, Chef-De-Cuisine, Massive Restaurants PVT LTD, ChandigarhFusion flavours For Sainyam, a hotel management graduate from the Indian Hotel Management Institute, PUSA, New Delhi (2008), presenting Indian cuisine with a modern twist is the name of the game. At Farzi Cafe, Sector 26, Chandigarh, Sainyam is creating waves by adding a novelty factor to his dishes. He says, An element of fun has been incorporated to typical Indian dishes like butter chicken being served in a flour bowl, sarson ka saag topping on a Turkish pizza and dal rice with cheese.advertisement Sainyam KapoorTime to change With more people travelling aboard, Sainyam feels it is important to innovate Indian cuisine and repackage it while retaining its traditional flavours. Sainyam is all for blending the best of east and west. Just stick to authentic ingredients and fuse them with elements from Mexican, Ukrainian and Peruvian cuisines.Health for all The young chef might be creating fancy dishes in his kitchen but he insists on mindful eating. Eat out but not at the cost of your health. Cut heavy induced gravies and substitute them with less oily preparations, says Sainyam. We toss up our dal makhni made with the foam of cream instead of dollops of cream, says Sainyam.CONTACT sainyam.kapoor@gmail.comRavi Pandher 42, Social worker, PanchkulaChange for better Ravi Pandher’s urge to doing something for the society was so strong that she couldn’t care less about being labelled eccentric. Pandher has devoted herself to the cause of providing free education and food to underprivileged students in the region through her NGO Samarpan. Ravi PandherA postgraduate in sociology, Pandher started ten years ago when she spotted a bunch of chirpy school dropouts near Ghaggar bridge, Panchkula. She started teaching them and so began her journey. “Initially, it was a challenge to convince these children to start studying, so, I started cooking for them. That warmed them up to me and eventually I began teaching them. Gradually, the number of students increased and there was a time when I was feeding and teaching 300 students, says Pandher.Share and care Currently she has 170 students under her care, two teachers and one cook. We offer students help with Maths and English and also make sure that they do some art and sports classes once a week,” says Pandher, who is from Muktsar. She wants to help these students clear their Class X exams and make them self-reliant by taking up vocational jobs.Connecting for a cause Quite a few of Pandher’s friends help her out by providing groceries for the food. I hope to see more people come forward and help so that the less fortunate ones are able to lead a better life, she says. CONTACT pandher2000@yahoo.comHarmanjeet Singh 27, Writer, MogaStarting out He won this year’s prestigious Yuva Sahitya Akademi Award for his debut Punjabi book Rani Tat. Harmanjeet Singh prefers to let his books do most of the talking and says, For me, the most effective way to talk about things is through verse. He attributes his love for writing to his father, who encouraged him to become a voracious reader. That was when I understood that words could have a deep conversation with you, and you did not need anyone else, he says.advertisement Harmanjeet SinghLack of original voices The writer, whose book has already sold 11,000 copies and is in its seventh reprint, laments that contemporary entertainment has now been restricted to slapstick comedy and predictable love stories. He wonders what makes writers believe that the audience is not intelligent enough to decipher complicated plots? Underestimating the audience’s depth is the worst kind of disrespect one can give to the reader. We must have faith in them.Grants and scholarships A school teacher by profession, Singh says the West is able to produce young talent consistently thanks to scholarships. Here, our major concern is running the house, so we do not have a choice but to give priority to a regular job and spend long hours there. It is sad that the government does little in this regard, says the writer who is writing his second book Sarbatt.Writing for cinema Singh has also been writing lyrics for the Punjabi music industry and his first song Sarvaan, released in 2016, was sung by Gurshabad. He also wrote three songs for the Punjabi film Lahoriya. Talking about his writing experience for the two mediums, Singh says, “Songs are any day more democratic while penning a book.Jasleen Aulakh 31, Singer-musician, ChandigarhEarly days Aulakh’s musical journey started when she stumbled upon her mother’s diary where she had ranted about problems ailing the society, be it dowry deaths or capitalism and so on. This inspired her to sing as she believes music has the power to heal. Music transcends all language barriers. My songs are inspired by folk music from different parts of the country and also have a Sufi touch. I love to experiment with different sounds by not sticking to conventional limits and have introduced instruments like the derbuka, djembe, cajon, Tibetan prayer bowls, xylophone, to name a few in my compositions, says Aulakh. Jasleen AulakhMusic for all Heavily influenced by Sufism, she puts music into Sufi poems to make it relatable. Recently, I also sang and composed music for a Himachali song. I am currently collaborating with musician Leslie Lewis for a song, she says.Old is gold Aping the west blindly is silly, says the musician who believes in creating unique sounds by mixing east with west. I am making a modest attempt to revive folk music. But I certainly dont approve of the remixes that take away the essence of the evergreen melodies, she says. CONTACT pollyzjasco@hotmail.comPhotographs by Sandeep Sahdevlast_img read more

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Jiju! Shoaib Malik reacts to fans’ chants in high-profile match vs India

first_imgIndian cricket fans present inside the Dubai International stadium started calling Shoaib Malik as jiju as the Pakistan all-rounder fielded on the boundary line during the match on Sunday.Malik is married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza which is why the fans started referring to him as jiju, which means brother-in-law.The two sports stars got married in a lavish ceremony in Hyderabad in 2010 which was followed by a wedding in Pakistan. The couple are all set to welcome their first child very soon.What a joy to watch: Virat Kohli elated after India hammer Pakistan in Asia Cup 2018As Malik was fielding on the boundary line, fans started calling him jiju (brother-in-law) and to their surprise, he even responded by waving back at them. All this was captured on camera.Indian team celebrates Ambati Rayudu’s 33rd birthday after crushing PakistanOk.. That was nice.. #ShoaibMalik”Jeeju”.. pic.twitter.com/5eZw2GQY7LLady Nisha (@Lady_nishaaa) September 23, 2018Malik has been brilliant with the bat for Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup having amassed 181 runs in four games so far at a staggering average of 90.50 with two half-centuries.There is fear of failure in Pakistan dressing room, reveals coach Mickey ArthurHe even top-scored for Pakistan in the Super Four clash against India with 78 runs but his knock went in vain as the Men in Blue cruised to victory by 9 wickets.Asia Cup 2018: Wasim Akram slams ‘below par performance by Pakistan’Continuing their winning spree, Rohit Sharma’s team came with another superb show to outclass Pakistan, thanks to the Indian bowlers, and openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.advertisementChasing an average 238-run target, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan single-handedly dominated the Pakistani bowling attack to add another defeat to the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side in the tournament.Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan don’t have it in them to compete with India, says HarbhajanPakistan, looking for wickets, got a respite too late, as a run out by Hasan Ali packed back Dhawan when India was 28 runs away from a comfortable win.It was a cake walk for incoming batsman Ambati Rayudu (12 off 18) to lead his side to another convincing victory in the tournament.It was India’s second successive win over Pakistan in the tournament after the 8-wicket win in the group match last week.India qualified for the final by virtue of their win on Sunday and will face Afghanistan in an inconsequential match on Tuesday.last_img read more

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A questionable flag on the XP block

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Salah fee regrets for Roma as value soars

first_imgMohamed Salah Salah fee regrets for Roma as Liverpool star’s value soars Chris Burton 18:55 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Mohamed Salah Liverpool Getty Images Mohamed Salah Liverpool Roma Serie A Premier League The Egyptian forward left Serie A for Anfield in a deal which could be worth €50m, but those left behind in Italy admit he is worth considerably more Roma were able to push Liverpool in a deal for Mohamed Salah to around €50 million, but Monchi concedes that price “could’ve been better”.Once it became clear that the sought-after forward would be heading for the exits in the summer of 2017, a suitable fee had to be settled upon.Big-money transfers at Paris Saint-Germain involving Neymar and Kylian Mbappe helped to inflate the market and force Liverpool to dig a little deeper, but they have still found value in Salah. 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 The Egypt international has been a revelation at Anfield, netting 30 times in his debut campaign to see his value soar and leave those back in the Italian capital cursing their luck at having to sell.Roma’s director of football Monchi told Sky Sport Italia on the Salah agreement: “At the end of the day, we could reach €50m with bonuses, but at that moment we had to sell and that was an important option.“The Neymar and Kylian Mbappe transfers changed the market, but at that moment it was necessary that we sell.“I still think the price could’ve been better for Salah, but it did give us the possibility of making other moves.“When I arrived, the Liverpool offer for Salah was €32m plus €3m in bonuses. In today’s football, players go wherever they want to.“The figures are important, because at the end of the day we are a business, but the fans cannot be bought. In my years at Sevilla, people counted the trophies and those are so far missing at Roma.“I understand the fans perfectly well, I know they don’t want to talk about numbers, they just want to win, but that is my job. We have to build a club that doesn’t just win, but does so consistently over time. Fans don’t want promises, they want results.“I accept all of that, but ask them for a little faith. It takes time. We’ve got to stay quiet and work harder to find the right path towards what the fans want.”Edin Dzeko RomaWhile Roma reluctantly parted with Salah last summer, they were able to fend off interest from the Premier League in another star turn during the winter window of 2018.Chelsea landed Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri, but failed to bring former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko back to England.Monchi said on that saga and the contingency plans Roma were able to shelve: “We had started talking with Chelsea about Emerson and then they asked us about Edin.”We told them to make an offer and we would consider it. Chelsea never offered what we were asking for, though, and Dzeko didn’t reach an agreement with them either.”We were not 100 percent convinced about selling Dzeko, but if he had gone, we would have brought in a replacement. [Olivier] Giroud was a serious option, as was [Michy] Batshuayi.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Roma happy to face Messi & Barca – Di Francesco

first_imgRoma Roma happy to face ‘best in the world’ Messi and Barcelona, says Di Francesco Matt Dorman 00:41 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eusebio di Francesco - cropped Getty Images Roma UEFA Champions League Barcelona v Roma Barcelona The capital club were given a tough Champions League tie and the coach insists his side must stay positive against one of the best teams around Roma boss Eusebio di Francesco has welcomed the chance to meet Barcelona and the “world’s best player” Lionel Messi in the Champions League quarter-finals.The Giallorossi were handed a mammoth assignment in Friday’s draw for what is their first appearance in the competition’s last eight in 10 years.Barca, who have not reached the semi-finals since their 2014-15 triumph, are widely expected to continue the charge that saw them sweep aside Chelsea in the previous round. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Despite the prospect of a daunting trip to Camp Nou, an upbeat Di Francesco assured the Catalan giants are not the only ones pleased with the fixture.”We’re happy with the draw because we’re proud to be in the quarter-finals,” Di Francesco said on Saturday.”We know we’ll be up against one of the best teams in the world with the best player in the world, Messi.”We’ll approach the tie with a positive mindset. We knew we’d have to face a tough side in the quarter-finals. It’s a tie both teams are looking forward to and we’ll go into it with our feet on the ground.”10 – No Italian sides have ever won the 1st leg of a Champions League quarter final away from home so far (3D 7L). Threat. pic.twitter.com/dJriRqAZje— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 16, 2018Roma, third in Serie A, have trips to Crotone and Bologna to come before the first leg and Di Francesco is eager to maintain a fine run of six wins in eight competitive matches.”Every game is important but we’re playing Crotone now. I’ve told my players to forget about Barcelona,” he said.”It’s only natural that the lads can’t wait to play that match but if we want to do well in the Champions League we first have to do well against Crotone and it’s going to be difficult.”last_img read more

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KKR vs DC, IPL 2019 broadcast: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Live Streaming

first_imgKKR vs DC, IPL 2019 broadcast: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Live StreamingKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be hoping to consolidate their second spot on the IPL 2019 points table when they host Delhi Capitals (DC) on Friday at the Eden Gardens. advertisement India Today Web Desk KolkataApril 12, 2019UPDATED: April 12, 2019 13:08 IST IPL 2019, KKR vs DC live stream: Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to return to winning ways at home ( Courtesy by BCCI)Delhi Capitals will fancy their chances against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday after registering a confidence-boosting four-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last outing.Captain Shreyas Iyer led from the front with a matured 67 after ace South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada returned figures of 4/21 to dent RCB’s charge.Young Prithvi Shaw also looked in sublime touch when he hit five consecutive fours off Tim Southee, each of which was a shot to savour.A chink in Delhi’s armour though has been Shikhar Dhawan’s woeful form and the World Cup-bound opener would like to get some runs as early as possible.Coming to the home team, KKR were outplayed by Chennai Super Kings in their last game despite Andre Russell once again starring for them with a patient 44-ball 50. None of the other batsmen got going, and even with the ball looked flat against the Chennai batters.Where will the IPL 2019 match between KKR and DC be played?The IPL 2019 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between KKR and DC live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between KKR and DC?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between KKR and DC?advertisementKolkata Knight Riders: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.Delhi Capitals: Colin Ingram, Manjot Kalra, Prithvi Shaw, Sherfane Rutherford, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Keemo Paul, Rahul Tewatia, Ankush Bains, Rishabh Pant, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Bandaru Ayyappa, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Nathu Singh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow KKR vs DCFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

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Government Making Home Ownership More Affordable

first_imgThe 33-year-old customer service representative says the changes have placed him in a better position to access benefits.“I (have) always aspired to own my own home; it’s one of the many things on the (life goals) checklist that I have,” he shares.For Melanie Whyte, who is a renter, investing in her own home is now a reality.She says she has long wanted to make the switch from paying rent to putting her hard-earned money into something she can call her own.“When you are paying rent, while you have somewhere to reside, that place belongs to someone else. On the contrary, when you are paying towards your mortgage, that house will be yours in the end,” she tells JIS News.The Government has also provided a $150,000 grant to NHT mortgagors with disabilities or those who reside with and care for family members with disabilities. The grant is to be used to retrofit/upgrade the dwelling to make it suitable to serve their needs.The individual with the disability must be residing at the mortgaged property and registered with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD).Contributors who are disabled and earn $30,000 per week or less will borrow at a rate of zero per cent.Meanwhile, contributors earning below $12,000 weekly and who have been contributing for over seven years, will be able to access up to $2.5 million for an NHT home grant.By combining their mortgage loan and the home grant amount, these contributors should be able to purchase a unity equivalent in value to an NHT studio. Previously, contributors benefited from a maximum home grant of $1.5 million. Story Highlights For many Jamaicans, owning a piece of the rock, a home, which they can pass down to future generations, is one of the most important life goals.The Government is making it easier for persons to realise their dream by implementing a raft of measures to make home ownership easier and more affordable.These include increasing the National Housing Trust (NHT) loan ceiling, reducing the interest rates on mortgages for lower-income groups, providing 100 per cent financing for all NHT units, improving home grants, and establishing a special grant for persons with disabilities to assist with retrofitting their houses.Since July 1, thousands of persons have been able to access more funds to purchase houses on the open market and NHT-financed scheme units, and build on own land, through an increase in the loan ceiling from $4.5 million to $5.5 million.In addition, the loan limit for the 15-plus loan category has been increased to $2.5 million from $1.5 million.This is for contributors who want to repair, improve or expand an existing mortgaged property or those who want to purchase or construct a residential property once the beneficiary is no longer a homeowner.With this new policy, two qualified NHT contributors can co-apply and access up to $5 million for home improvements.In addition, the house lot loan limit has been increased to $2.5 million from $2 million.The NHT now offers 100 per cent mortgage financing for all housing units it produces. This means that the Trust will lend qualified contributors the full amount required to buy NHT units, providing that they can afford the monthly loan payments.A number of persons are welcoming the new policy measures.Eduardo Ferguson tells JIS News that the move by the Administration is a commendable one, as it is ensuring that all Jamaicans, not only those from the upper echelons of society, are provided with an opportunity to own a home. For many Jamaicans, owning a piece of the rock, a home, which they can pass down to future generations, is one of the most important life goals. Eduardo Ferguson tells JIS News that the move by the Administration is a commendable one, as it is ensuring that all Jamaicans, not only those from the upper echelons of society, are provided with an opportunity to own a home. By combining their mortgage loan and the home grant amount, these contributors should be able to purchase a unity equivalent in value to an NHT studio. Previously, contributors benefited from a maximum home grant of $1.5 million. NHT contributors are taking advantage of the new policy measures, with Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, announcing recently that the entity is set to deliver a historic 8,000 mortgages this financial year.This will amount to approximately $28 billion of housing loans.The Prime Minister said the NHT is delivering on the mandate set by the Government to build more houses.“We are not just building houses in the high-income category, we’re not building houses alone in the middle-income category but we are building mostly housing solutions for persons above minimum wage,” he notes.The Prime Minister says the Government is ensuring that the required infrastructure is in place to meet the demands of a growing population.The NHT housing programme for the 2017/2018 financial year will see the commencement of construction of almost 6,000 housing solutions across Jamaica. The target is 15,000 over the next three years.Housing developments under construction include Ruthven Towers in St. Andrew; Colbeck Castle 1 and 2 in Clarendon/St. Catherine; Longville 2A and Monymusk 2 in Clarendon; Barham, Darliston and Masemure in Westmoreland; and The Estuary and Cashew Grove in St. James.The NHT is an entity set up by the Government to lend money at low interest rates to contributors who wish to build, buy or repair/improve their houses or who wish to buy or build on lots.The NHT also develops housing schemes for sale to contributors and provides low-cost financing to private developers.last_img read more

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Quebec police investigating after 19 dogs found dead near roadside

first_imgQUEBEC CITY, Que. – Quebec provincial police are investigating after 19 dead dogs were found by the side of a road near Quebec City.A citizen called police after finding the decomposing carcasses last week in Cap-Sante, about 50 kilometres southwest of the provincial capital.Police spokeswoman Helene Nepton says she don’t know how long the dogs were there before they were found.She says an investigation is ongoing and it’s too soon to say what caused the animals’ deaths.last_img

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Ban concerned and disappointed over Israels new settlement plan for East Jerusalem

“This would include reported planning in the so-called E-1 envelope, which risks completely cutting off East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank,” the spokesperson added in a statement. “Settlements are illegal under international law and,” the spokesperson noted. “Should the E-1 settlement be constructed, it would represent an almost fatal blow to remaining chances of securing a two-State solution.”Announced by Israeli authorities on Friday, construction in E1 – a West Bank territory that Israel captured in 1967 – would connect a large Jewish settlement to Jerusalem, according to media reports. However, the move would also reportedly divide the West Bank in two, rendering a viable, contiguous and sovereign Palestinian State impossible to achieve in accordance with the two-State solution contained in the internationally approved plan that seeks to resolve the issue on the basis of two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and within secure borders.Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said that the Secretary-General repeats his call on all concerned to resume negotiations and intensify efforts towards a comprehensive, just and lasting peace and urges the parties to refrain from provocative actions. “In the interests of peace, any plans for E-1 must be rescinded,” he added. On Thursday, the General Assembly voted to grant Palestine non-member observer State status at the United Nations, while expressing the urgent need for the resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians leading to a permanent two-State solution.The resolution on the status of Palestine in the UN was adopted by a vote of 138 in favour to nine against with 41 abstentions by the 193-member Assembly. read more

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Exeter leads €5 million research project to find essential new mineral deposits

first_imgScientists from the University of Exeter will lead a ground-breaking new collaborative research project to discover crucial new deposits of essential raw materials across Europe. The pioneering team, including geologists from the Camborne School of Mines, will devise new, state-of-the-art techniques to expose previously unknown underground resources essential to the manufacturing of many ‘high-tech’ products.The four-year project, which has received a grant of €5.4 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, begins this month.At present, less than 3% of the supply of critical raw materials – which include rare earths, phosphate, and niobium – is sourced directly from Europe. However, experts believe that there is a wealth of as-yet unexplored deposits located across the continent, which could be successfully mined.The innovative new project will use mineralogy, petrology and geophysics techniques to create advanced exploration models to determine where the valuable minerals can be found.Prof Frances Wall, who is leading the project, said: “The pioneering new research that will be developed as part of this exciting project will give us unrivalled access to new locations for some of Europe’s most critical raw material deposits. We believe that the project will pave the way for Europe to become a world-leader in this specialist, but vital, area of mineral extraction, and crucially exploit them in an environmentally-responsible way.”The project team comprises of 12 partners, including five universities, staff from two national geological surveys and the Natural History Museum, London. Four industry partners will also garner world-leading expertise to develop and expand their businesses, transferring their expertise from Africa to Europe, as part of the project.  Other partners involved are GeoAfrica, the British Geological Survey, Terratec Geophysical Services, Lancaster Exploration Ltd (a subsidiary of Mkango Resources Ltd), A. Speiser Environmental Consultants, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland as well as the Universities of Tübingen, St Andrews, G. d’Annunzio and Mendel in Brno.Studies will take place at seven natural laboratories, combined with Expert Council workshops.Wall added: “We believe that this is the largest research project on carbonatites and alkaline rocks ever undertaken. It is a tremendously exciting opportunity to garner lifetimes worth of expertise from the world’s experts, which we will do through a series of expert council workshops and fieldtrips.”The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 689909.last_img read more

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These are the 13 things you can ALWAYS rely on in Ireland

first_imgSOME THINGS JUST never change.And thank God they don’t, because Ireland wouldn’t be the same without them.1. Being offered a cup of teaFrankly, if you can’t rely on being offered a cup of tea in Ireland, then what in the world COULD you rely on? Source: Stopthesethings2. The national anthem at last ordersAnd if it isn’t the anthem, it’s going to be Journey. You could bet the farm on it. Source: Martin Dardis3. Having a relation called MaryAnd you’re definitely going to have one called John as well. Source: Shutterstock4. RainNigh-on guaranteed. Source: Shutterstock5. Discussion of aforementioned rainAs sure as night follows day. Source: Shutterstock6. The best GuinnessYou can always rely on Ireland to supply you with the best of the black stuff. Source: mikelo7. Having some connection to the person you’ve just been introduced toBank on it. Source: Shutterstock8. Irish dancing medals in every houseWe’ve all gone one lurking away in a press somewhere. Source: Irish Philadelphia Photo Essays9. Discussing directionsIrish people love to tell other Irish people exactly what route they took to get somewhere. It’s almost like swapping war stories.“You don’t know about the traffic on the N11, man. You weren’t there.” Source: SolGrundy10. A good, cathartic moanGod love us, we can always be relied upon to tell people how we REALLY feel about any given situation. Source: Shutterstock.11. Ensuing accusations of begrudgeryAccusation of being a “begrudger” are sure to follow any moan. It’s the circle of Irish life. Source: Shutterstock12. Annoyance at touristsEspecially tourists that claim Irish heritage. Ganging up against tourists is one thing that truly brings the Irish people together. Source: Tarnie13. A needle and thread in the biscuit tinSure what else’d be in there? Biscuits? Ah go ‘way, there haven’t been biscuits in that tin since 1976. Source: empac.lxit.beRead: 25 things that will make every Irish person feel ancient>Read: 13 emotions you won’t feel anywhere but Ireland>last_img read more

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Yahoo signe un partenariat avec Twitter

first_imgYahoo! signe un partenariat avec TwitterÉtats-Unis – Le succès actuel de Twitter ne laisse pas insensibles les acteurs du net. Après Google et Bing, c’est au tour de Yahoo! de travailler en commun avec le réseau social.Yahoo! souhaite se positionner sur Twitter. Le portail américain a signé un partenariat avec le blog social afin que les propriétaires d’un compte Yahoo! mail puissent actualiser leur statut Twitter sur le site. Yahoo! n’est pas le premier à jouer la carte Twitter : Microsoft et Google ont en effet eux aussi réalisé des manœuvres de rapprochement en intégrant les tweets dans les réponses de leur moteur de recherche. Une étude américaine publiée en début de semaine montre que les internautes passent de plus en plus de temps sur Facebook et Twitter. En France, les utilisateurs surfent quatre heures par mois en moyenne sur ces blogs sociaux.Le 25 février 2010 à 09:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Working in Clark County: Viktor Plyushchev, Beekeeper

first_imgBusiness is literally buzzing for Viktor Plyushchev, a third-generation commercial beekeeper in La Center.He doesn’t just keep a few hives of bees in his backyard and collect some honey to sweeten the occasional cup of tea as a hobby; rather, he’s managing millions of bees in more than 1,200 hives, half of which are in Clark County. Honey collection, the sweet serum that the bees work all of their lives to make, is only a small part of the business.Plyushchev is in the business of bee pollination. That is, the process of bees transferring pollen grains from the cells of fruit and veggie flowers so that crops flourish. He takes the bees he raises to pollinate crops near and far, from local blueberry crops, to apple and pear orchards in Wenatchee and Yakima, to almond fields in California most recently this spring.“If there are no bees, there’s no pollination. Yes, there are wild bees, but not so many,” Plyushchev said, adding that there has been a bee shortage nationwide for the last decade or so. If crop production declined, people would be forced to pay more money for food. “I mean, there could be a colony nearby somewhere in a hollow tree, but it could be miles away because the bees only cover up to like a three-mile radius.”His business, Smart Bee Pollination, brings in bees to help growers achieve the most bountiful crop possible. And maintaining successful beehives (each of which consists of one laying queen, hundreds of male drone bees and around 20,000 to 80,000 worker bees) to achieve this result is not an easy feat. Plyushchev’s immense love for the job doesn’t go unnoticed.“He definitely has a deep love for the honeybee,” said Debby Cochran, the special events and honeybee swarm coordinator for the Preservation Beekeeping Council, an organization based in Camas.last_img read more

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Space shuttle Atlantis lands for final time

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Atlantis returned from orbit for the last time this morning, closing out a 25-year flying career and safely bringing back six astronauts who boosted the International Space Station’s power and size.The smooth landing was indicative of the entire 12-day mission — NASA’s third-to-last shuttle flight.“That was pretty sweet,” Mission Control radioed after Atlantis glided through a clear morning sky and rolled down the runway. “That was a suiting end to an incredible mission.”Commander Kenneth Ham said he was ready to turn the shuttle over to the ground teams and get Atlantis “back in the barn for a little bit.”Mission Control had monitored storms throughout the early hours, but they dissipated by daybreak and remained at a safe distance. The cockpit erupted in cheers when Mission Control finally radioed up the “go” to come home.About 1,200 guests lined the Kennedy Space Center runway to welcome Atlantis and its crew home, the maximum allowable crowd. The lead flight directors for the space station construction mission came in from Houston for the event. Space center employees wore white ribbons with the name “Atlantis” and its picture embossed in gold.last_img read more

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2 injured 1 trapped after rollover crash near Turnpike in SWMD

2 injured 1 trapped after rollover crash near Turnpike in SWMD

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – At least two people have been injured and one person has been trapped after a rollover crash, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.Officials responded to the scene on Southwest 216th Street, near the Florida Turnpike, in Southwest Miami-Dade, Friday.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Help Wilmington Kids In Need AdoptAFamily Holiday Program Returns

Help Wilmington Kids In Need AdoptAFamily Holiday Program Returns

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Fund annually coordinates the efforts and generosities of community groups and individuals to provide festive holidays for many Wilmington families.Their “Adopt-A-Family” program works by anonymously pairing Wilmington children in need with donors. Donors can choose to fully sponsor a child with a commitment of $150-200, or make a smaller monetary donation to our general fund. Donors who sponsor a child can also choose to shop for their child with a provided wishlist, or can let our dedicated team of elves handle the running around.Sponsorship can be on an individual or group/organization level. Many of their sponsors have joined with family members, co-workers or friends and sponsored a child together. Whether in memory of a loved one, in lieu of an office gift-exchange, or simply “just because,” your help is truly appreciated!The 2018 program has begun and generally wraps up a few weeks before Christmas. Last year, the Community Fund assisted more than 60 Wilmington children through the holiday program.If you’re interested in being a part of the program, please email the Fund for more information at wilmcf@verizon.net.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington Community Fund.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHelp Wilmington Kids In Need: “Adopt-A-Family” Holiday Program ReturnsIn “Community”Help Wilmington Kids In Need: “Adopt-A-Family” Holiday Program ReturnsIn “Community”Wilmington Community Fund Launches New Website; Celebrating 70 YearsIn “Community”last_img read more

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