Late season scouting tips

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NGT to take up stubble burning case on October 30

first_imgThe National Green Tribunal on Tuesday said it would consider later this month the steps taken by the Centre and Punjab and Haryana governments to check burning of crop residue by farmers to curb air pollution. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar deferred the matter for hearing on October 30 after lawyers appearing for both the parties sought adjournment of the case.The green panel had earlier said “we expect no individual, body, department, panchayat, associations to directly or indirectly recommend or promote burning of crop residues in Punjab, UP and Haryana.” On the last date of hearing, the green panel had said the “serious” issue of stubble burning by farmers was still going on and had sought the response of the Centre as well as the Punjab and Haryana governments on the issue. It had earlier asked for names and details of all power houses and biomass-based energy plants that can use crop residue for power generation and had directed Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab governments to provide a detailed strategy of how happy seeders (machines to sow wheat without burning of paddy crop residue) or balers can be given to farmers. The tribunal had also sought a reply from the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) as to why it cannot take the stubble from the farmers under its corporate social responsibility programme for the “general cause of environment”.The NGT had on October 11 directed Punjab to produce the farmers after the State said it had provided assistance to some of them to encourage them not to burn crop residue.The tribunal had taken exception to the fact that even after more than two years, nothing substantial has been done with regard to stubble burning. The Punjab government had earlier said it had taken Kalar Majri village in Nabha Tehsil of Patiala district as a model project for implementing the directions of the NGT and to sensitise the farmers. Earlier, the NGT had also asked Punjab to look into the problems faced by the farmers and directed its counsel to seek instructions on whether compensation could be provided to them for disposing their agricultural residue while giving them liberty to engage any agency of their choice. It had warned the governments of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan that it would stop the payment of salaries of government officials if they failed to come up with an action plan to prevent stubble burning, which triggers heavy pollution in Delhi-NCR.last_img read more

Christian Standhardinger enters 2017 PBA Draft

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first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding A relative unknown earlier in the year, Standhardinger burst into the scene after coach Chot Reyes enlisted him in the Gilas Pilipinas pool. He made his national team debut in the 2017 Jones Cup.The Fil-German averaged 16.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, before being a more well-rounded performer in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, netting 13.8 markers, 11.0 boards, and 1.4 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDrafting him, though, comes with a risk as the 28-year-old had earlier signed with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions for the upcoming 2017-2018 ASEAN Basketball League season.Still, the mother ballclub who decides to pick Standhardinger can field the big man as early as next season’s Commissioner’s Cup, granting he secures a release from his ABL team. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZChristian Standhardinger has thrown his name into the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft pool.Sources close to the situation confirmed that the 6-foot-7 forward beat the deadline for Fil-foreign applicants on Monday, as his entry boosted the stock for what could be a loaded draft class.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80center_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Also declaring for this year’s draft are Cignal HD standouts Jason Perkins of La Salle, Davon Potts of San Beda, and Andreas Cahilig of EARIST.Scorer Robbie Herndon, forward Julian Sargent, bruiser Felix Apreku, and sniper Zach Nicholls have also submitted their applications for the draft. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

Movie review: Yeh Khula Aasmaan

first_imgYeh Khula AasmaanCast: Raghuveer Yadav, Raj Tandon, Anya Anand, Yashpal Sharma, Manjusha Godse, Kishor Nadalskar, Nitin KerurDirection: Gitanjali SinhaRating:  A teenager grapples with his no-show in academics. The pressure to qualify for IIT is killing him. Mom and dad are too busy to pay attention and the boy has no one to turn to.You get the familiar picture of urban crisis this film is trying to set up. It’s not really the first time that Bollywood has tapped the subject, and debutant Gitanjali Sinha tries narrating her coming-of-age tale with a retrospective twist. When life gets messed up on the fast lane, get far away from the maddening crowd. Head back to the village for a pep dose of self-discovery.Debutant Raj Tandon plays Avinash, the young hero of the film who is lonely, depressed and confused. The turnaround in his story comes when Avinash visits his Dadu, Gulab Rai (Raghuveer Yadav). The boy finds a support system in the grandfather. Realising Avinash’s problem is psychological, Dadu – a kite running champ in his heydays – decides to instil self-realisation in the boy using the sport as a template.The kite-flying metaphor used to unravel lessons on life, love, friendship and hope are, however, predictably drawn. That bit is a snag, as is the snail’s pace of the narrative. Yeh Khula Aasmaan could have been watchable fare had its makers worked at a tighter screenplay.Raj Tandon makes a fine debut, and Raghuveer Yadav’s Dadu is credibly essayed. The actors, though, can’t save the tedious show.advertisementlast_img read more

Breaking Bad Star Wants To Cut The Bull Now About Bullying

first_imgChildren with physical disabilities are twice as likely to be bullied, impacting their educational, physical and emotional development. In support of National Bullying Prevention Month, Shriners Hospitals for Children and award-winning actor RJ Mitte are partnering to encourage teens and adults alike to join them and help end bullying.Born with cerebral palsy, Mitte was treated by the medical experts at Shriners Hospitals for Children for most of his childhood. He has since overcome many of the physical and verbal effects of cerebral palsy. Now, as a Love to the Rescue ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Mitte advocates for accepting people for who they are, regardless of their physical appearances.“My disability made me a target for bullies,” said Mitte. “I was harassed, knocked down and even had my hand broken. But, I was lucky. I had my friends, my family and Shriners Hospitals for Children to help me become stronger – inside and out.”#CutTheBull reminds everyone that even though someone may look, talk or walk differently, they should be seen for who they are and what they can accomplish. At CutTheBullNow.org supporters can share Mitte’s story and take a pledge to be the one in their school or community to take a stand against bullying.Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialty pediatric care for children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Many of its patients experience severe physical disabilities or visible scars, which puts them at a greater risk of being bullied.“At Shriners Hospitals for Children we treat the whole child, providing the highest level of both physical and psychological care to our patients. We encourage our young patients to be proud of who they are and to see beyond their disability,” stated Dale Stauss, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Challenging the public to stop bullying kids with disabilities is just another way we send Love to the rescue.”Visit CutTheBullNow.org to learn more.last_img read more

Residents Seek 27B from Hunters Point Cleanup Firm

first_imgAn attorney representing more than 38,000 residents from the neighborhood surrounding the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco filed a class-action lawsuit last week against Tetra Tech, the environmental engineering company alleged to have falsified soil samples during its cleanup of the site. The suit seeks $27 billion in damages to compensate for “past and future harm” the plaintiffs may suffer and to “punish defendants for the blatant, conscious, callous disregard of Bayview-Hunters Point residents’ lives, born and unborn, for the next five generations,” reported the San Francisco Chronicle. The Navy and the Environmental Protection Agency each issued reports earlier this year concluding that much of the data Tetra Tech collected from the Superfund site was flawed. The lawsuit “is factually incorrect and meritless,” the company responded. “We believe so strongly in the quality of our work that we have offered to pay for independent testing to demonstrate the false and misleading allegations, such as contained in this lawsuit, are wrong,” according to a statement from Tetra Tech. … Also last week, two former radiation control technician supervisors for Tetra Tech were sentenced to eight months in prison for falsifying records, reported NBC Bay Area. They previously admitted to switching clean soil samples with the soil they were supposed to have been testing in order to fake the results of the shipyard’s cleanup.San Francisco Chronicle photo by Santiago Mejia Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Fortnite players can finally merge accounts but its complicated

first_img 27 Photos Tags 0 Fortnite: All the news and our weekly challenge guides.Video games: All of CNET’s gaming coverage. Fortnite Sony Nintendo Hilarious Fortnite memescenter_img Fortnite Creative will be available Dec. 6 for those with a Battle Pass.  Epic Games Have a Fortnite account on your PlayStation 4? You can finally merge it with your Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch or mobile account, GameSpot reports. But it isn’t easy. When Fortnite became one of the most popular games on the planet, Sony found itself with a problem. The PlayStation 4 version of the game existed in a walled garden — not only locking it off from online play with Xbox Live, PC and Nintendo Switch players, but forcing PS4 users to maintain a separate Fortnite account, too. Eventually, Sony relented and opened up multiplayer cross-play between PS4 players, and gamers on Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch — but the accounts were still separated. This meant that any progress made on the PS4 version of the game didn’t carry over to other platforms, including skin unlocks, Battle Pass progress or V-Bucks. Now, Fortnite’s publisher Epic Games has introduced an account merge tool that unifies all of your game progress across all platforms — giving you a single login for every version of Fortnite across PC, PS4, Xbox Live, Nintendo Switch and mobile. Unfortunately, the process can take up to two weeks, and it’s a little cumbersome. screen-shot-2019-02-07-at-1-52-51-pm Screenshot by Sean Buckley/CNET Getting started is easy. Simply go to the Epic Games merge website and select a primary account. This is the main account that all other accounts will “merge” to — the account that will end up being the final, main account at the end of the process. Then, you’ll select the secondary account to merge, and Epic will begin the process of rolling the secondary account’s V-Bucks, skins and progress into the main account. The catch? That process takes about two weeks, and you will lose access to the secondary account during the process. There’s also a caveat: Merging is only available if at least one of the accounts was in use before Sept. 28, 2018, and, naturally, neither account can be banned or disabled.With a little patience, however, you could soon have all of your Fortnite victories housed in a single, unified account that can be used on every platform. And that’s all anybody wanted anyway. Share your voice Post a comment Video Gameslast_img read more

Lone JD S winner Prajwal Revanna to resign to make way for

first_imgPrajwal RevannaTwitter [Representational Image]Dynasty politics has once again come to the forefront in Karnataka after Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) candidate Prajwal Revanna emerged as the only candidate to become victorious in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He has announced that he will resign to give way for his grandfather and party supremo HD Devegowda.Devegowda, who had given up his bastion Hassan for Revanna, lost from Tumakuru. Revanna’s decision comes less than 24 hours after the election results were announced.Speaking to media in Hassan, Prajwal said that he made the decision after taking deep considerations over the situation. He said that Devegowda had sacrificed his constituency for him.”To reinstate the confidence of the JD(S) cadre, we have to fill the gap left by the defeat of HD Devegowda. I am resigning from Hassan and he will contest from here for the by-elections. I don’t intend to disrespect the people of Hassan. But Devegowda is the foundation of our party and we need to restore his place,” said Prajwal.Devegowda has not responded on the issue and it is not sure whether he will accept the proposal made by his grandson.last_img read more

SBI sells 5 stake in NSE for Rs 911 crore

first_imgState Bank of India (SBI) has sold 5 percent of its stake in the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) to Veracity Investments for Rs. 911 crore. The sale is a part of India’s largest lender’s concerted attempt to cut down on its noncore assets.The Mauritius-based Veracity will acquire 22.5 lakh equity shares of NSE at a price of Rs. 4,050 apiece. Post the sale, SBI and its subsidiary (SBI Capital) will together hold close to another 10 percent stake in NSE and will divest it at appropriate value in the future.”There are many non-core investments so all the options are being evaluated and wherever we see that we have realised the value or the targeted price, we would like to gradually divest,” Rajnish Kumar, Managing Director, SBI told CNBC TV 18.SBI sale has pushed up NSE’s valuation by nearly Rs. 500 crore in just three months, noted Economic Times. India’s biggest stock exchange would be valued, post the SBI sale, at Rs. 18,600 crore.In September 2015, the Industrial Finance Corporation of India’s (IFCI) stake sale in NSE had helped the exchange attain a valuation of Rs. 17,500 crore, Mint had reported earlier. The state-owned lender IFCI sold 1.5 percent stake for Rs. 263.5 crore at Rs. 3,900 apiece. In April 2016, IFCI sold more stake for Rs.59.25 crore.Earlier last week, on persistent request by SBI, NSE announced that the exchange would list on both Indian and foreign bourses in 2017.last_img read more

BNP makes Uturn supports Jamaat hartal

first_img.Four hours after the enforcement of dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, the BNP on Thursday extended its support to it, reports UNB.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a press briefing at party’s Nayapaltan central office in the city.”Jamaat enforced a daylong hartal protesting the unfair arrest and remand of their leaders. We extend our support to the shutdown programme,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “It is our party’s latest decision. I told you yesterday (Wednesday) I didn’t get any directive from the party’s high commands about supporting the hartal. Now I have got an instruction to extend our support to Jamaat’s today (Thursday) hartal.”Rizvi said the Jamaat leaders were arrested to spread panic among people so that opposition parties cannot take any programme against the government.Read more: No BNP support for Jamaat hartal: RizviEarlier, on Wednesday, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said their party has no decision to support the hartal.BNP leader said, “Our party secretary general issued a statement demanding the release of those arrested. Our party’s programme is limited to it in this regard, and we’ve nothing else out of it.”Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Tuesday called the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Thursday to register its protest against the arrest and remand of its top leaders, including Ameer Maqbul Ahmad.Detectives arrested Jamaat Ameer Maqbul Ahmad, its Nayeb-e-Ameer Mia Golam Parwar, also a former MP from Khulna-5 constituency, Secretary general Shafiqur Rahman and six other party leaders from the city’s Uttara area on 9 October.A team of Detective Branch of police arrested them from a house at Road-3 of Sector-11 in Uttara while they were allegedly holding a clandestine meeting.last_img read more

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