In the thick of controversy over sending inappropriate text messages to a woman IAS officer, Punjab Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday alleged that the Opposition was giving political colour to the episode as he had been pressing for strict action against Akali Dal leaders in the Bargari sacrilege incident.Mr. Channi said that the messages were “unintentionally and mistakenly” forwarded to the lady officer. “I had apologised to the officer and she had accepted it. I am being targeted by the Opposition as I have been raising the sacrilege incident and issues concerning Dalits in the State,” he said.Mr. Channi added that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is aware of the incident and has even issued a statement in this regard. “I will meet him once he is back from abroad [Turkey],” he said.Meanwhile, the Shiromani Akali Dal accused Mr. Channi of playing the “Dalit card” to absolve himself of the incident. Akali Dal leaders Gulzar Singh Ranike, Sohan Singh Thandal and Pawan Kumar Tinu in a joint statement dubbed the incident of sending text messages as a “disgrace” for the government and demanded immediate dismissal of Mr. Channi and a case against him.Mr. Channi was recently accused by a woman IAS officer of sending her inappropriate text messages. The Chief Minister released a statement specifying that the matter had been taken up seriously and, to the best of his knowledge, resolved to the officer’s satisfaction.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite Meralco’s eight-day layoff, coach Norman Black refused to blame rust for his side’s lackluster showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 1 on Friday.“We got outplayed tonight. It didn’t have to do anything with rust. I think we had three more days of rest than they had so I don’t see a big deal as far as that’s concerned,” said Black after the 102-87 loss to Ginebra in the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients “Going into Game 2, we have to make sure we get good looks with the basket.”Game 2 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. MOST READ 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But Black knows exactly where things went downhill for the Bolts.READ: Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals seriesFEATURED 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 shutout“We shot poorly from the perimeter today,” he said. “Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. I think we took about 35 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part.”What caused Meralco’s first quarter downfall was its measly 2-of-17 shooting from three as Ginebra established control early and took a 49-35 halftime lead. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next One final huddle: Beth Celis, 73 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Though the Bolts were able to hit those three-pointers in their third quarter rally, their 8-of-24 sniping, which translates to 24-percent, was still way below their average of 37 percent, a league-best.READ: Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematchBlack reminded his wards to be more intelligent in their shot selections, saying that just because the Gin Kings’ defense are giving them space to shoot a three, it doesn’t mean that they should always go for it.“They’re sagging, but you don’t have to take three-point shots because they’re sagging. Ginebra continues to make the extra pass and get a little bit closer to the basket. We can actually do the same thing. We’ve been doing that the entire conference long and I have no idea why we mixed it up into shooting a lot of threes,” he said.READ: ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howe admits Defoe talks planned over Bournemouth futureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he plans talks with Jermain Defoe about his future.Crystal Palace and Sheffield United have been reported as potential loan suitors for the England international, while Defoe’s former club Sunderland have also shown an interest. Asked whether Defoe would be part of his squad after the January transfer window, Howe replied: “It’s a difficult one to answer.“I couldn’t give an absolute clear black and white answer to a lot of the players in the squad. The ones who aren’t playing regularly are very keen for football.“I will have to sit down with Jermain and have that conversation.“He is someone we hold in such high regard and has done such a great job here in many different ways.“Even before the game against Chelsea, he was talking to Lys (Mousset) and giving Lys his experience and guidance. That for me is like gold dust.“He has trained very well, his attitude and conduct has been first-class. Let’s wait and see.”
LSU Florida Trash TalkFile this one away in the “You can’t make this stuff up” category.According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, 32-year-old Everett L. Beauchamp IV engaged in a drunken, armed car chase after taking exception to a remark made about his orange Florida Gators t-shirt in a Baton Rouge strip club.Per police reports obtained by the Advocate, Beauchamp was at The Penthouse Club in Baton Rouge at 2:15 a.m. Friday morning when one member of a six-man bachelor party made a comment about Beauchamp’s UF t-shirt. Beauchamp first picked up a stool from the valet entrance and tried to assault the man, and things just further deteriorated from there. Beauchamp threatened to get a weapon and walked to his vehicle to get a handgun, the report says, at which time the men drove away in their vehicle.Beauchamp followed them in his 2013 Ford Raptor down College Drive onto I-10 eastbound, the report says. The men exited at Essen Lane, only to get back onto I-10 going westbound, at which point Beauchamp tried to ram his vehicle into theirs.Beauchamp followed them onto the interstate and as they reached the I-10 westbound, I-12 eastbound loop Beauchamp opened fire on their vehicle, striking the vehicle once under the driver’s side taillight.Ultimately, Beauchamp was found by police after he ran his SUV into LSU Lakes. He was found to have a 0.19 BAC and was booked on six counts of assault by drive-by shooting, one count of aggravated criminal damage to property, DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain control and one count of illegal use of a weapon.They sure do take their football seriously in the SEC. [ CFB Talk ]
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), has teamed up with Eli Lilly and Company on a new colorectal cancer public service announcement (PSA) featuring actor and SU2C Ambassador Greg Kinnear.The PSA will begin airing in March during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.The PSA, entitled “You Are Your Most Powerful Advocate,” is designed to raise awareness about the importance of patient empowerment and knowledge of personalized colorectal cancer treatments matched to the genetic and molecular makeup of the patient’s tumor.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cancer killer of men and women combined, and the third most common form of cancer in the United States. In 2016, about 135,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and it will claim the lives of almost 50,000.The PSA encourages colorectal cancer patients to visit standup2cancer.org/colorectalcancer to learn more about how testing for the genetic and molecular characteristics of their own individual colorectal cancer, may help patients with their doctors select safer, more effective treatment.The PSA, featuring Kinnear looking directly at the viewer, encourages colorectal cancer patients to seek personalized information about their tumors, stating, “Research shows that knowing the genetic and molecular makeup of your colorectal tumor may lead to safer, more effective treatment, just for you.”“When my late husband Jay was diagnosed with colorectal cancer more than 18 years ago, the first-line treatment was the same drug that had been used since the 1950s, which was so frustrating,” added SU2C co-founder Katie Couric. “There are better options now, so making people aware of research-driven progress is incredibly important to me.”“I’m proud to help Stand Up To Cancer and their supporter Lilly Oncology raise awareness for colorectal cancer,” said award-winning actor Kinnear. “Through this PSA campaign, we want people to realize they are their most powerful advocates. If diagnosed with colorectal cancer, it is important to ask questions, be informed and to know the makeup of your tumor to help you and your doctor decide on the best possible treatment.”“We’re honored to have Greg Kinnear join Stand Up To Cancer and our collaborator Lilly Oncology in bringing attention to this critical initiative,” said Lisa Paulsen, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. “With the progress being made in cancer research and the capability to personalize your treatment, patients have to be armed with the right information to make smart decisions regarding their treatment choices.”“Lilly Oncology is excited to be part of this important initiative, helping to educate and empower people with CRC to get their tumor tested, which can lead to a treatment plan that’s right for them,” said Newt Crenshaw, vice president of Lilly Oncology.Lilly Oncology has also teamed up with four colorectal cancer patient advocacy groups to further spread the word. They are: Colon Cancer Alliance, Fight Colorectal Cancer, Michael’s Mission and Susie’s Cause.
Ohio State football sophomore cornerback Dominic Clarke will not travel with the Buckeyes for Saturday’s game at Illinois after being arrested Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct during an on-campus incident involving what a witness described as a “compressed air” gun. An OSU student called the university police department and said that three black males were sitting on top of the roof of Marketplace, a campus eatery, “firing a paintball gun down at people.” The student said he looked out his window and saw the men on the roof. “I can’t totally tell if it’s an Airsoft or a paintball, but it’s using compressed air,” the student said. The OSU police department report identified Clarke, as well as football freshman offensive lineman Chris Carter and men’s basketball freshman Sam Thompson. Both Carter and Thompson gave statements to police but were not arrested. In an email to The Lantern, OSU football spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed that Clarke would be suspended. “The individual was involved in a university rules violation,” Emig said in an email. “The issue is currently going through the university process, and head coach Luke Fickell has announced that he will not be traveling with the team to Illinois this weekend.” Basketball team spokesman Dan Wallenberg said in an email, “We have no issues with any basketball student athletes.” The police report said that the incident is still under investigation.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic granted an interview to L’Equipe where he gave a surprising statement about his real influence in football.We have lived inside a lie for all these years, we always thought that Ronaldo Nazario was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s biggest influence in football but we were mistaken.The Swedish striker just revealed the truth about this during an interview with L’Equipe where he spoke about the time when he played for Juventus during a small period of time and met the player who taught him the biggest lessons in the profession, that man is French midfielder, Patrick Vieira.It’s weird I know, but if you stop to think about it, this revelation actually makes a lot of sense.During that period when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had just moved out of his bubble in Holland where he became a world-class player at Ajax from Amsterdam, coming to Serie A was one of his biggest career moves and he arrived in a squad that was filled with some of the biggest names in football at the moment.There he would meet a couple of French legends who quickly grounded him and made him realize that he was a flawed individual, one who could achieve greatness but needed to learn a few life lessons first.Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira wishes Zlatan Ibrahimovic good luck at Manchester United: https://t.co/3q9ivJrSUZ pic.twitter.com/44oFNV5nEe— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) July 1, 2016At the time, there was actually no one better than Vieira to teach him those lessons and both players quickly developed a close bond. Even when Juventus was part of that match-fixing scandal in 2006, the two of them decided to play for Internazionale Milano together and they continued to make their friendship flourish.This reveal is really weird because now the video of Zlatan Ibrahimovic admiring Brazilian Ronaldo when they met at a Milano Derby later on, just looks a bit creepy now because we always believed that Zlatan’s biggest influence was the legendary Brazilian striker.But then again, Patrick Vieira does look like a man who could teach a few things to anyone about football, maybe that’s why he decided to become a manager after his career ended.Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke the news to eveybody on his latest interview to French journal L’Equipe, where he also spoke about the possibility of going back to Paris Saint-Germain as a manager in the future, hinting that this could be the next career path for him.Corini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals Patrick Vieira was the biggest influence on his career – “he was always on my back, it was never good enough”. https://t.co/pkqI022Yeg #Juventus #FCIM pic.twitter.com/DLvY6KAIgb— footballitalia (@footballitalia) November 9, 2018“When I met him at Juventus, he had a really different mentality from the other players I’d known,” Ibrahimovic told L’Equipe.“He was always on my back, I thought I was doing things right but it was never good enough. He showed me that you have to give more, want more.”“He taught me that we play as we train. That’s how it works: if you train well, you play well. I don’t need to tell you the player and the professional he was.”“He was a phenomenal player who will remain in history, but I’m happy I knew the player and person. He deeply influenced my game by pushing me to give 120 percent every day, every game.”“I’m not surprised he became a Coach, he already had that in him: his experience, his maturity, his way of helping others.”“He was always available to talk. He really helped a lot of players, not just me. There were big stars at Juve at the time, and to please them you had to give a lot, you got nothing for free,” he concluded.Zlatan Ibrahimović: “Vieira is one of the best players I played with. He was a monster. He taught me so much.” pic.twitter.com/pg9ogekbBM— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 2, 2015What do you think about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s unexpected revelation about his biggest influence in football? Please share your opinion in the comment section below.
On December 13, 2017 the AOGCC issued notice that BlueCrest failed to complete a well safety valve system performance test on Hansen H-16, and failed to obtain approval for the alternative closure of the subsurface safety valve in Hansen 1A. In a release from the AOGCC they stated that in determining the amount of the penalty, they considered the extent to which BlueCrest was acting in good faith in attempting to comply, as well as the need to deter similar behavior by BlueCrest and others similarly situated at the time of the violation or in the future, and BlueCrest’s history of compliance issues. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission issued a notice of enforcement action against BlueCrest regarding the companies two Hansen Field wells. In March 2017 BlueCrest began drilling a second well and completed it by May, at the Cosmopolitan site near Anchor Point. The AOGCC proposed a $20,000 civil penalty. BlueCrest requested an informal review was held January 9, 2018. BlueCrest now has 30 days to appeal the fine. If they choose not to appeal they will have 30 days to pay the fine, or if they appeal it the fine will be held in abeyance until the appeal process is complete. During the review process BlueCrest acknowledged that it failed to submit, and cannot provide a record of, Hansen H-16 passing a safety valve system performance test within five days of startup. BlueCrest started producing oil in April 2016 from a converted exploration well that was started by ConocoPhillips back in 2001. The company didn’t start its own well until November 29, 2016, the Hansen 16. On March 11, 2017 BlueCrest completed and fracked that well, which according to the company was producing 330 barrels a day.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 15, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids:Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Seattle Sounders Anthony Graziano, Ryan MacPherson, Matheus Queiroga and Cameron White scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Michael Duffy and Ethan Hunt set up many scoring chances. The flawless goalkeeping of Declan Anderson, Jack Jamieson, and Joseph Palermo provided great protection for the Sounders.Girls Grade 2 Games:Seattle Reign vs. Utah Royals:The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between the Seattle Reign and the Utah Royals commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Lily Korpal, Jalyn Redmond, Riley Lopes, and Emily Ruzzo, resulting in goals by Eliana Goldstein and birthday girl Julia Zaya. The midfield and defensive play of Sienna Ashcraft, Naomi Cowles, Grace Daly, Faith McLaren, and Isabella Thibert kept the Seattle Reign in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Marley White and Bella McCarthy made some spectacular saves.Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Nyla Chimwanda, Reighan Glover, Emily Viveiros and Keli Tkachuk applied heavy pressure causing the Seattle Reign to back pedal. Defensive positioning by Olivia Marasca, Alexa Rivera, Kelsie Morrow, Kylie Afthim and Kaylee Chan fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for the Seattle Reign. Olivia Howie, Emily Falk, Isabella DeOliveira and Alaina Roy also played a great game in net, keeping the game in hand.Boys Grade 1 Games:New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The nation’s greatest team, the New England Revolution, led by Hunter Coolbaugh and Max Brugel got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Bryce Hunter, Gavin Marinho, Liam Mills-Baptiste, and Matt Romano led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Kai Scaplen and Chickie Romano kept the action going with strong performances on both sides of the field.Boys Kinder Games:Atlanta United FC vs. Colorado Rapids:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors, Dom Tonello scored scored for the Atlanta United FC in this hard fought game. Lex Brugel, Shane Kelly, and Cal Scribner added the offensive punch and Adam Cusce, Andrew Sulgrave, Parker Hall, Connor Laing, and Marco Smolinsky held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort.Girls Kinder Games:Chicago Red Stars vs NC Courage:One could only believe the silence of the crowd was due to the fantastic ball skill of Layla Veri, Seraphina Dabiero and June Fairwather. However it did not take long for the crowd to cheer as goals were scored by Hailey Brabant, Grace Connolly And Emilia Emery. The Chicago Red Stars defensive stand made by Celia McGagh and Paityn Loughran could only be viewed as heroic.—Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 22, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:Seattle Sounders vs. New England Revolution:The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between the Seattle Sounders and the New England Revolution commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Michael Duffy and Anthony Graziano resulting in goals by Ethan Hunt, Jack Jamieson, Ryan MacPherson, and Matheus Queiroga. The midfield and defensive play of Declan Anderson and Joseph Palermo kept the Sounders in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when goal keepers Michael Defilippo and Cameron White made some spectacular saves.Girls Grade 2 Games:Utah Royals vs. Sky Blue FC:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Kylie Afthim and Kaylee Chan played hard for the Utah Royals. Olivia Marasca, Alexa Rivera, Olivia Howie and Isabella DeOliveira added the offensive punch and Nyla Chimwanda, Reighan Glover, Emily Falk and Keli Tkachuk held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by Emily Viveiros, Alaina Roy and Kelsie Morrow.Seattle Reign vs. Washington Spirits:Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Seattle Reign’s Eliana Goldstein, Riley Lopes, Marley White, and Julia Zaya scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Lily Korpal, Bella McCarthy, Jalyn Redmond, and Isabella Thibert set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Sienna Ashcraft, Naomi Cowles, Grace Daly, and Emily Ruzzo provided great protection for the Goal Keeper, Faith McLaren.Boys Grade 1 Games:DC United vs. San Jose Earthquakes:The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as DC United, led by the offensive skills of Landon Vitale resulted in scoring opportunities by Tyler Saucier, Liam Kelly, Maxwell Madore, and Grayson Lynch. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Domenic Santos and Cole Madeiros kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game. These boys proved that their fast footwork was as impressive as their midfield flossing skills on this beautiful autumn day!New England Revolution vs. Atlanta United FC:One could only believe the silence of the crowd was due to the fantastic ball skill of Kai Scaplen. However it did not take long for the crowd to cheer as goals were scored by Max Brugel, Bryce Hunter, Gavin Marinho, Chickie Romano, Liam Mills-Baptiste, and Kai Scaplen. All would been lost if not for the Rev’s stalwartdefensive stand made by Hunter Coolbaugh that could only be viewed as heroic.Boys Kinder Games:Atlanta United FC vs. Columbus Crew:On the other side of the ball for the Atlanta United FC was an incredible offensive performance by Cal Scribner, while goals scored by Lex Brugel, Andrew Sughrue, Dom Tonello and Connor Laing got the Atlanta United FC on the board. With a rock solid defensive stand led by Marco Smolinsky, Adam Cusce, Parker Hall, and Shane Kelly ( the heart and soul of the team), the Atlanta United FC was never out of this game.Girls Kinder Games:Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Chicago Red Stars led by June Fairweather, Emilia Emery and Seraphina Debrieo got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Layla Veri, Grace Connolly and Paityn Loughran led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Haily Brabnand and Celia McGagh kept the action going—Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 29, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders:The Seattle Sounders were also impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Cameron White and Ryan MacPherson leading to a goal by Ethan Hunt. The defense showcased their skills today with Michael Defilippo, Joseph Palermo, and Matheus Queiroga keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game; while the goal keeping team of Declan Anderson, Anthony Graziano, Michael Duffy, and Jack Jamieson made this game close.Girls Grade 2 Games:Utah Royals away vs. Washington Spirit:The Utah Royals’s Emily Viveiros, Keli Tkachuk, Alexa Rivera and Kaylee Chan stayed on their toes creating many scoring opportunities. The play of Kylie Afthim, Reighan Glover and Alaina Roy shut down the other end of the field on defense that set the tone for this game.Great plays were also had by Emily Falk, Olivia Howie and Olivia Marasca.Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle Reign:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors, Lily Korpal and Riley Lopes scored for the Seattle Reign in this hard fought game. Eliana Goldstein, Jalyn Redmond, Marley White, and Julia Zaya added the offensive punch and Sienna Ashcraft, Naomi Cowles, Grace Daly, Bella McCarthy, and Faith McLaren held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by Isabella Thibert and Emily Ruzzo.Boys Grade 1 Games:Atlanta United FC vs. DC United Coach:The DC United would not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Maxwell Madore, Grayson Lynch, Cole Madeiros, Liam Kelly, and Tyler Saucier brought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Cameron Hughes and Landon Vitale. In addition, the midfield play of Domenic Santos kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net. It was a great day for non-stop action by this fierce team!Girls Kinder Games:Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash:In what could have been confused as a World Cup Match, the Chicago Red Stars started off strong with great offensive pressure from Celia McGagh, Layla Veri and June Fairweather. Coupled with the steel-like defense of Emilia Emery and Grace Connolly, their efforts made for an incredible game. Seraphina Dabrieo scored first for the Red Stars, while the Hope Solo like effort of Hailey Brabant and Paityn Loughran provided solid goal-keeping to keep their team alive.(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)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? 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In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation, two sources said Tuesday.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delivered the message to GOP senators at a private lunch attended by Vice President Mike Pence and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. The decision was described by a Republican aide and another informed person who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the closed-door decision.All GOP senators were planning to travel to the White House later Tuesday to meet with President Donald Trump, one source said.McConnell had hoped to push the measure through his chamber by this week’s end, before an Independence Day recess that party leaders fear will be used by foes of the legislation to tear away support.The bill rolling back much of President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law has been one of the party’s top priorities for years, and the delay is a major embarrassment to Trump and McConnell. At least five GOP senators — conservatives and moderates — had said they would vote against beginning debate. Share
Kolkata: Stating that Bengal’s economy is a “driver economy” for many other states in the eastern part of the country, N K Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, praised the development projects taken up by the state government.The 15th Finance Commission headed by Singh and other members including Saktikanta Das, Dr Anoop Singh, Dr Ashok Lahiri and Arvind Mehta, Secretary, held a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Finance Minister Amit Mitra and senior officials of the state government on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter the detailed discussions with the state government, Singh said: “Some of the development initiatives that have been taken up are commendable in multiple ways in terms of job creation, harnessing the comparative advantage that Bengal has in terms of its intellectual capital.”The Chairman also stated that the Finance Commission has recognised that in the past few years the economy of Bengal has made enormous progress in terms of key macro-economic parameters on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), on improved debt management and on enhancing its own tax revenue. “The state has also made several strides on human development particularly in education and health sector,” he added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Commission’s Chairman said: “Some initiatives in which job and employment hubs of a labour intensive nature have been undertaken, particularly the issues of Information and Technology sector and leather industry are the two illustrative cases which were brought to the Commission’s notice.”He maintained: “There are many virtuous features in what Bengal has done in terms of the tier three governance structure and delegation of substantial powers to the Panchayats and in terms of harnessing the comparative factors’ advantages of Bengal. These are the examples of key initiatives that would not only add to Bengal’s development but would be a pointer of how to harness comparative advantages of other states too.” Singh further added: “We agree based on today’s meaningful discussions to continue interaction and dialogue with the state government on what needs to be done in both short and medium term for Bengal to become an important multiplier state in terms of the overall growth picture of the country.”In the same breath, he said that it is a fact that the state’s economy is very strategically placed with three countries bordering it. It is a driver economy for many other states in the east that shares the border with Bengal.
Flights can make your skin look dull and tired because air at high altitudes has less moisture, making the cabin air dry. Invest in good Vitamin E moisturisers, lip butters and drink water throughout your journey, suggest experts. Taking care of the skin becomes even more essential during air travel to avoid turbulence created by dry air. To have long lasting and visible impact, it’s always a good idea to indulge in Vitamin E moisturiser as it protects and locks in moisture for all-day hydration.If you are too lazy to apply moisturisers again and again, go for a moisturiser with Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid as it possess the quality of 48 hours retention in it.Harsh weather conditions and lack of moisture in air has a direct effect on the lips leaving them chapped and dry but one can easily avoid it by applying lip butter or lip gloss on lips.Using a lip balm or lip butter with olive oil and coconut oil as the main ingredient is a great solution for crack-free and moisturised lips, apart from just giving a glossy look. An almond cream is ideal for the lips.Both olive oil and coconut oil are a great source of Vitamin E, which helps the lips with proper nourishment and well required shield against the dry weather conditions.The most important thing is to drink enough water even before you board the flight, and continue to guzzle water throughout.It’s a great way to counteract the dry conditions inside the flight. If you can stand it, leave the skin nearly naked for long haul flight journeys.If one has to be ready upon arrival, keep a little make-up case with you with some concealer and foundation and apply right before you land. One can accentuate the look by adding a dash of kajal or liner to the eyes.Remember to take your sunscreen lotion. An anti-tan sunscreen would be good. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out. If you are out in the sun for more than an hour, re-apply the sunscreen. You may also need moisturiser, hand cream and lip balm.When you travel by air, you may have to sit for long hours. Avoid tight clothes. Your feet will also suffer, so try to keep them raised with some support, to help circulation and prevent fatigue. You can try a few foot exercises while sitting.Wiggle your toes and make circular motions with your feet. Occasionally take a walk down the aisle, to stretch yourself. Also, try to relax and ease your tensions. Sit and do some deep breathing. It really helps to calm you.Eat light meals during the flight. Salads and fruits help to ward off symptoms of jet-lag.
A quarter (24%) of 16-24s ‘TV binge,’ watching entire seasons in one sitting, while 52% say they watch at least two episodes of a show at a time, according to a new study by Voxburner. The research firm, which also organises the Youth Marketing Strategy summit, said that 44% of young people use paid for streaming services to watch or download films and TV programmes.Netflix was found to be the most popular, with 38% using the streaming service in the last month, followed by Lovefilm at 8% and Mubi at 7%.“The concept of watching one live episode of TV a week doesn’t exist to young people. The switch to content on demand has changed behaviour and the idea of ‘binge watching’ entire seasons or multiple episodes at one time is becoming the norm,” said Luke Mitchell, head of insight at Voxburner.
Cisco’s struggling service provider video business provided the only significant drag on otherwise solid full-year and fourth quarter results, with the video business delivering quarterly revenues of US$994 million (€894 million), down 7% and full-year sales of US$3.555 billion, down 10%. Cisco as a whole turned in full-year revenues of US$49.161 billion, up 4%.The final fiscal quarter to June saw Cisco sell its video devices business to Technicolor for US$600 million in cash and stock.In an analyst call following the results, chief financial officer Kelly Kramer said that the company had achieved Q4 revenue growth “in every product area except service provider video” and reiterated that the company would refocus its video unit around cloud and software-based services following the sale of the set-top and gateway business to Technicolor. She said that Cisco expected the Technicolor deal to close at the end of this calendar year.
Michele LevineNew research from Roy Morgan Research makes encouraging reading for Apple as it prepares to launch streaming TV service Apple TV+ in Australia later this year. Although RMR describes the market as crowded, it says the potential is “huge”.According to RMR: “Over 17 million (83.4% of Australians 14+) currently access streaming video services or own Apple-branded devices capable of accessing streaming video devices. This market includes over 14.7 million (71.8%) Australians who already use streaming video services such as Netflix, Stan, ABC iView and others who would be interested in a new Apple TV+ streaming service as well as nearly 11.7 million (57%) Australians already capable of accessing the new service.”Among the biggest opportunities, says RMR, is “the 4.6 million Millennials who use streaming services or use an Apple device capable of streaming.”Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan says: “The increasingly competitive streaming TV market is about to get even more cut-throat with the entry of the world’s first trillion dollar company to the market. Apple TV+ will be able to draw upon Apple’s immense war chest of over US$240 billion to create content which Apple announced as ‘cash on hand’ at the end of 2018. However to really make a success in Australia Apple will need to understand the unique dynamics and preferences that drive Australian TV audiences to choose their favourite content.”For example, says RMR, it will need to pay attention to which genres are most popular. “Analysing Roy Morgan’s in-depth media data for Australian users of streaming TV services and Apple devices shows that it is News which is the most widely watched genre. Nearly 60% of Australians accessing streaming services or using Apple devices watch News in an average week well clear of second placed Reality TV seen by 39%. Other popular TV genres for Australians who access streaming TV services or who use Apple devices include Current Affairs shows (32%), Sport (31%), Dramas (30%) and Quiz/ Game shows (30%).”