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Saulong hits weight for title fight


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. When the workout was over, Saulong went to the scales and it registered 122 pounds, right on the dot for his International Boxing Federation super bantamweight title duel with Japanese champion Ryosuke Iwasa on Thursday at Ryogoku Sumo Arena.The 5-foot-7 1/2 Iwasa, 2 inches taller and 3 inches longer than Saulong, is favored to retain the crown owing to his 24-2 record laced with 16 knockouts, including his last four foes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSaulong holds a 21-2-1 card with eight knockouts. —ROY LUARCA MOST READ Tabuena leads Open favorites Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next LATEST STORIES Training is officially over, but Ernesto Saulong is not about to waste time at his hotel room in Tokyo.Getting permission from his lead trainer, Joven Jimenez, the Filipino challenger sweated it out for nearly an hour at a local gym late Tuesday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


Sanjeev Rajput Secures India’s 8th Olympic Quota in Shooting With Silver in World Cup


first_imgRio de Janeiro: Sanjeev Rajput secured India’s eighth Olympic quota in shooting with a silver medal finish in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions, event at the World Cup here on Thursday.Thirty-eight-year-old Rajput shot 462.0 in the eight-man finals, finishing second behind Petar Gorsa of Croatia (462.2). Gorsa won the Olympic quota in air rifle. China’s Zhang Changhong clinched the bronze medal.Rajput, a former Indian Navy marksman from Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar, could have won gold but for a poor last shot. This could have been his second World Cup gold after the he won one in 2011.Rajput had been denied a chance to compete in the Rio Olympics after his quota had been exchanged for a shotgun spot by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).The Navy marksman staged a remarkable comeback after a poor start in the finals.His first three shots were in the 9s. However, a 8.8 final shot meant he finished behind Gorsa by just 0.2 point.Rajput had qualified for the final in second place (1,180), following a successful appeal by India after a scoring equipment malfunction.He began the first kneeling position poorly but recovered well to move up to fifth after 10 shots.By the end of the 15th and final shot in the position he was at fourth, which he maintained till the end of the second prone position series of 15 shots.He still had some ground to cover and responded with a brilliant standing position series – a 10.9 on the 36th and an encore on the 43rd, putting him in contention for gold.Had he shot better than the 8.8, Rajput could have won his second ISSF World Cup gold medal.However, the effort was good enough for Rajput to join India’s other quota holders Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker.The World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medallist shot 392 in kneeling, 398 in prone and 390 in standing to make it to the eight-man finals.China’s Changhong Zhang topped the qualifications with a total of 1,181.Among the other Indians competing in the event, Chain Singh finished 49th with 1161, Parul Kumar was 57th with 1148.Only five shooters were eligible to win Olympic quota in the event.In the men’s 10m air pistol event, Saurabh Chaudhary (584 points) and Abhishek Verma (582 points) qualified for the final, while Gaurav Rana was 44th with 571.In the women’s 25m pistol, Chinki Yadav finished 10th (584 points), Annu Raj was placed Singh 25th (579 points) and Abhidnya Ashok Patil was 53rd (572 points).ABHISHEK GETS GOLD, SAURABH TAKES BRONZEAbhishek Verma won the gold medal and Saurabh Chaudhary the bronze, in a dominant display by Indian shooters in the men’s 10m air pistol event of the World Cup here.GOLD again! #AbhishekVerma helps India sweep this year’s Men’s 10m Air Pistol ⁦@ISSF_Shooting⁩ wc golds, winning the #issfwcrio2019 competition with a score of 244.2 in the finals. Teammate #SaurabhChaudhary wins bronze. Congrats to both!🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/PCXH7VLKyk— NRAI (@OfficialNRAI) August 29, 2019Verma shot 244.2 in the eight-man finals, while Chaudhary’s 221.9 was good enough to get him the bronze.The silver medal went to Turkey’s Ismail Keles, who aggregated 243.1 in the season’s fourth ISSF World Cup for rifle and pistol shooters.India have already exhausted the maximum Olympic quotas available per country in this event, with both Verma and Chaudhary securing the quotas in the previous qualifying events.In the qualifications, Saurabh Chaudhary was fourth with 584 points and Verma entered the finals in fifth position with 582 points, while Gaurav Rana was 44th with 571.India were placed at the top of the medals tally with two gold, one silver and a bronze.The young Elavenil Valarivan opened India’s account with a gold in the women’s 10m air rifle event on the opening day.Verma and Chaudhary ended the second day of competitions on a high note for India. 2020 tokyo olympicsabhishek VermaSanjeev RajputSaurabh Chaudhary First Published: August 30, 2019, 7:49 AM IST 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.last_img read more


Kartik Aaryan heads to Lucknow for Pati Patni Aur Woh. See pic


first_imgKartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar will be sharing screen space for the first time in the upcoming film Pati Patni Aur Woh. While Bhumi has already started shooting for the movie in Lucknow, Kartik recently jetted off to the ‘city of Nawabs’ to kick-start shooting for the flick.The actor took to Instagram to share a picture of him in which he can be seen posing in all black outfit. The film’s script is also visible in the picture.”Chintu Tyagi chale Lucknow!! #PatiPatniAurWoh kal se,” he wrote alongside the picture.For this film, Kartik has ditched his usual boy next door look that he sports in most of his movies.The actor will be playing the role of Chintu Tyagi in the film. He will be seen in a simpler avatar, wearing a checked shirt and trousers.Pati Patni Aur Woh is a remake being directed by Mudassar Aziz, who has previously helmed films like Dulha Mil Gaya, Happy Bhag Jayegi and Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi.The film is an adaptation of the 1978 drama of the same title, which featured Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha and Ranjeeta Kaur in the lead roles. The original film revolved around a married couple Ranjeet (Sanjeev) and Sharda (Vidya) and how things change after he gets involved with his secretary Nirmala (Ranjeeta).advertisementThe upcoming film is slated to release on December 6, this year.Apart from this film, Bhumi will be seen next in Saand Ki Aankh and Bala while Kartik will feature in Imtiaz Ali’s next, co-starring Sara Ali Khan.ALSO SEE | Kartik Aaryan hides his face as he receives Sara Ali Khan, Ibrahim and Amrita Singh at airportALSO READ | Kartik Aaryan buys apartment in which he once lived as paying guest: ReportALSO READ | Kartik Aaryan on relationships: My mom stays friends with my exes and it is awkwardALSO WATCH | Love in the time of Gen X: Bollywood’s relationship mantraslast_img read more


Mo Salah, Liverpool’s kangaroo, looks ready to bounce through winter slog


first_imgReuse this content Share on Facebook features It didn’t take long. Two minutes later James Milner fed a quick pass in to Salah’s feet in the same position. He took the ball on the move, veering away from Mário Rui like a speedskater. Then came the moment that made the moment, a piece of embroidery so cleverly conceived you might have easily missed it, might easily have failed to understand why Kalidou Koulibaly stopped suddenly, the high-speed feint and switch of feet leaving him looking like a man stumbling through a reed-strewn pond in a pair of outsized fishing waders.Salah clipped the ball hard and low past David Ospina without breaking stride. From a mix-and-match opening half hour fraught with dead ends Liverpool were 1-0 up: the game, the night, the group just about sliding their way.It was a significant moment in Salah’s own drama too. His focus has narrowed in recent weeks, his edge returned; although it turns out even a jaded second-season Salah is good enough to be the Premier League’s top scorer in mid-December. Facebook Play Video Jürgen Klopp hugs Mohamed Salah after the final whistle after Liverpool’s qualification is confirmed. Photograph: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images Not that he ever looked worried at any stage, playing always with his head up, feet still possessed with that weird creative magic. And here it always felt like Salah might make the difference on a breezy, finger-numbing night at Anfield. Ah, yes. Those Magical European Nights we hear so much about: sometimes a cliché is no less true for being a cliché. As ever the Kop was a shared pageantry of flags and banners, that single tier stretching right up into the eaves to create a noise-funnel effect the length of the pitch.In the buildup to this game there was a conviction Liverpool would return to their most aggressive style. Once again Jürgen Klopp had picked his three sturdiest workhorses in Milner, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum, the midfield equivalent of being marched three times around a pub car park in a headlock. Against Paris Saint-Germain that trio had been outmanoeuvred by slicker, cuter opponents. Here the job was quite simple, to stand toe-to-toe and create the orderly disorder on which the front three likes to feed. And throughout Salah was hugely involved, a leader from the front in a way that has not always been the case, even in those sunlit days last season where he just seemed to float free at the front of things, wreaking his own dreamy havoc. He touched the ball 79 times, which really is a lot of times for a player in his role. He dribbled and shot and won headers.On the other side of the pitch Andy Robertson was again exhilaratingly good. And there was a moment in the final seconds that was just as important as Salah’s goal. Alisson’s save from Arkadiusz Milik was a mind-bending piece of brilliance: a hand thrust up to claw the ball away at zero distance, saving Liverpool’s season in this competition; and a save that was worth between £10m and £60m on its own. Good piece of business, that.As the game dwindled away towards its anxious final knockings this was not quite the crowd-driven evisceration some had hoped for. But for Salah, and Liverpool’s measured, slow-burn season, it might be just as significant. Share on Pinterest Just past the half hour at a chilly, angsty Anfield Mo Salah was suddenly free in space on the edge of the Napoli box, scampering in on goal in that bouncy style, hair flapping, legs whirring like a cartoon kangaroo. Salah had time to look up, pause and nudge a doomed pass across the six-yard box in the vague direction of Sadio Mané. There was a groan from the stands, but not much of a groan. The one thing they know for sure about Salah around here is that he just keeps on keeping on. Some footballers are relentless in a pained kind of way, tied to the rack, teeth clenched, head down. Salah has a lightness to him. He keeps coming because he knows in the end the game will open up, that his ability to glide and spring sideways with preternatural speed will find the right pocket of space. 0:59 Sportblog There was one small thing missing, though. Despite his impressive numbers Salah had yet to score against genuinely strong opponents since the Champions League semi-final against Roma, his goals coming against West Ham, Brighton (twice), Southampton, Huddersfield, Red Star Belgrade, Cardiff, Fulham, Watford and Bournemouth. In the same period he had failed to score against Real Madrid, Tottenham, PSG (twice), Chelsea (twice), Napoli, Manchester City and Arsenal. Share on Twitter The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Read more Lucas Moura’s late goal in Barcelona takes Tottenham through to last 16center_img Topics Share on WhatsApp Napoli European club football Jürgen Klopp ‘could fill bottles’ with adrenaline after Liverpool’s win over Napoli – video Share on Messenger Salah and Alisson heroics ensure Liverpool qualify at Napoli’s expense Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Mohamed Salah Share via Email Liverpool Champions League Read more Twitter Napoli came out to meet Liverpool head on in the early stages, led by the steamrollering Allan, a muscular presence in those spaces between the lines. In Naples Salah had spent most of the game in Allan’s big pocket. It worked for a while here too. Napoli pressed high, the crowd began to fret. Time and again Liverpool punted the ball diagonally across the pitch towards the Napoli left flank, a pre-hatched plan to find that space in behind Mário Rui that would eventually lead to the game’s crucial break.last_img read more


9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp praises emergency centre-half Fabinho for Brighton win


first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp praises emergency centre-half Fabinho for Brighton winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with stand-in centre-half Fabinho for victory at Brighton.Mohamed Salah struck his 14th league goal of the season from the penalty spot as the off-kilter Reds stretched their top-flight advantage over Manchester City back to seven points.Fabinho’s assured showing as an emergency centre-back waskey, especially with Joel Matip working back to fitness. Klopp said, “He’s a brilliant player and I was happy he could play today. It’s not that Brighton had one attack after the other – we had the ball most of the time so it makes sense to have a good footballer in that position. “Brighton tried a little bit to bring the long balls to Murray and around him, which they did, by the way, against Joe Gomez in the home game as well. But he did well in these situations and with the ball. He has a defending brain and can do that in different positions. It’s good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Former Ohio State Player Zach Slagle Has Reportedly Died By Suicide


first_img Just awful news about former Buckeye Zach Slagle. 2nd teammate from Ohio State to commit suicide. If you are ever down, please get some help. It’s not worth it and people love you 😔 #RIP pic.twitter.com/Z33WVT5rdF— Kirk Barton (@kirk_barton) August 8, 2019I’m raising money for Zach Slagle. Buckeye Nation we lost a great one. Please read and do your thing. If you can donate please consider it or at least share. https://t.co/jEGKrQvv9V— Jake ballard (@TheJakeBallard) August 9, 2019Ballard shared a nice note on the fundraiser page.The Ohio State Football Family lost a brother,  Zach Slagle passed away last night.  Zach Slagle was a rare person.  When describing him, most look at his great football career, which included making All-Ohio for Canton McKinley and playing for his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.However, that just scratched the surface of who Zach was.  Zach was a worker.  His summer before enrolling at Ohio State, he worked tirelessly doing four jobs in an effort to save up for his tuition.  Once he arrived at OSU, he was a very valuable member of the team and his toughness was very evident.  His selflessness and grit helped the team go undefeated in the regular season, and he received his first of 3 pairs of gold pants for beating the University of Michigan.Our thoughts and prayers are with Slagle’s family and friends. The Ohio State Marching Band plays ahead of a Buckeyes football game against Miami (OH).COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 1: The Ohio State Marching Band plays the music to the national anthem as the American flag is raised prior to the start of the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Miami Redhawks on September 1, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)Ohio State fans are waking up to some terrible news on Friday. Former offensive lineman Zach Slagle, who walked on and played for the program from 2006-2008, has passed away. A number of reports suggest that Slagle died by suicide.Two of Slagle’s former teammates took to Twitter on Thursday to report the news. Kirk Barton shared Slagle’s last Facebook post, which appears to be a suicide note.In the note, Slagle both apologizes and expresses gratitude for the people in his life. He also includes the hashtag #checkforCTE – which raises many questions.Jake Ballard, another teammate, has started a GoFundMe for Slagle’s family. It’s all heartbreaking.last_img read more


Steve Smith, David Warner meet with Australia team ahead of ODI series vs Pakistan


first_img Reuters SharjahMarch 17, 2019UPDATED: March 17, 2019 09:35 IST Smith added that he was making a good recovery from his elbow surgery and should be available for IPL 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThey have gone through a really tough time, a 12-month suspension … it’s great to have them back in the team: Coach Justin LangerWhile the bans end in time for the pair to play the final two matches of the Pakistan series, neither was included in the squadFollowing their 3-2 win over India, Australia will face Pakistan in a five-match ODI series from March 22Steve Smith and David Warner have met with their Australia team mates in the United Arab Emirates to smooth the ground for their return to international cricket when their bans expire at the end of the month.The former Test captain and vice-captain were suspended for 12 months for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last March and have not been allowed to play top-level cricket since.While Australia have struggled without their two best batsmen, questions have been raised over how easily they would re-integrate into the squad for the one-day World Cup and Ashes tour of England.Coach Justin Langer appeared to have no such qualms after meeting with the pair ahead of the one-day series against Pakistan that starts on Friday in Sharjah.”They have been received really well,” Langer said. “They have gone through a really tough time, a 12-month suspension … it’s great to have them back in the team.”They’re excited and … as a coach when you have got two guys with as many runs and experience as they’ve got coming back into a team that’s playing well, that’s very exciting.””Lots of hugs and cuddles”: David Warner says he’s excited for what lies ahead after meeting up with the Aussie squad in Dubai.Full story: https://t.co/TuLVtvcrrU pic.twitter.com/NTtmWRT5lwcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 17, 2019While the bans end in time for the pair to play the final two matches of the Pakistan series, neither was included in the squad as they are both recovering from recent elbow surgery.advertisementLanger said the duo had been briefed on the new team ethos that was put into place after independent reviews identified a “win-without-counting-the-cost” mentality in Australian cricket.”We just had a look at how we are going with those values and how we can use our values and behaviours to keep moving the team forward on and off the field,” Langer added.They have been really welcoming: Steve SmithBoth players said they felt comfortable being back around the team environment.”It’s almost like we never left,” Smith said. “It has been great to be back around the group. They have been really welcoming.”Smith added that he was making a good recovery from his elbow surgery and should be available for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition, which starts next week.”I’m really excited about playing again,” said Smith, who did not confirm when he would be able to return for the Rajasthan Royals. “The elbow has been tracking really well.”I’ve been batting for two weeks and been able to play all the shots. I’ve got my power back and I’m just excited to be back playing again.”Also Read | Winning a series in India against a very good side is huge: Usman KhawajaAlso Read | IPL 2019: Shane Warne reveals how Rajasthan Royals signed up Ashton TurnerAlso 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 David WarnerFollow Steve SmithFollow Australia vs PakistanFollow Justin LangerFollow ball tamperingFollow Australia cricket team Steve Smith, David Warner meet with Australia team ahead of ODI series vs PakistanFormer captain Steve Smith, who along with David Warner met the Australia team in the UAE, said his teammates were really welcoming. The pair’s ball-tampering ban expires at the end of the month. advertisementlast_img read more


Traffic Advisory Hants County


first_imgHANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 The eastbound lane of Highway 101 between Exit 3 at Mount Uniacke and Exit 4 at St. Croix, will be closed for cleanup until about 1 p.m today, Jan. 18, due to a truck fire. A detour has been set up on Highway 1 between exits 3 and 4. Local Area Office: 902-798-2369 Fax: 902-798-2927last_img


Ontario tobacco companies prepare for 15 billion lawsuit


first_imgAPTN National NewsRothmans Inc., Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., Benson and Hedges Inc., and JTI-MacDonald Corp., among others, are serving First Nations tobacco companies with a $1.5 billion dollar lawsuit.They say they are “seeking recovery of the cost of provincial health care expenditures arising from tobacco related disease and/or the risk of tobacco related disease.”APTN National News reporter Donna Smith talks to store owners in Ontario to get their side of the story.last_img


UN officials pay tribute to late US senator Edward Kennedy


“Few were stronger supporters of the UN, and in my visits to Capitol Hill I always benefited from his wise counsel,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued in New York.“He was not just a friend to those of power and high position, but even more to those who had neither. He was a voice for those who would otherwise go unheard, a defender of the rights and interests of the defenceless.”The Secretary-General added that those who feel that government can too often be faceless and inhumane did not know Senator Kennedy, who “stood for the best in all of us.”Speaking to reporters at UN Headquarters, Mr. Ban recalled his personal memories of the US legislator and said that “what he has been doing as a person, as a senator, as a public servant… it will be long remembered in the minds, in the hearts of many people, particularly those people whose human rights have been abused.”UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres said the life of the late senator and brother of former US President John F. Kennedy is a testimony to the difference a single policy-maker can make. “Year after year, conflict after conflict, Senator Kennedy kept the plight of refugees on the international and national agenda, promoting policies and laws that saved and shaped countless lives,” Mr. Guterres said in a statement. “The world is diminished by his passing. But we will always have his example to inspire us.”The High Commissioner noted that throughout his life, Senator Kennedy was “a tireless advocate for refugees – among the most vulnerable people in the world.”For nearly five decades in the US Senate, Senator Kennedy fought for legislation improving the treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers and reducing discrimination against them, he added.“His efforts have benefited millions of individuals from all over the world forced to seek shelter and protection outside their homelands.“He did what he did from the conviction that it was the right thing to do – and wholly in line with the great American tradition of providing help and hope to those who have suffered from injustice and war.” 26 August 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations refugee chief today paid tribute to Edward Kennedy, the United States senator who passed away yesterday at the age of 77 after battling brain cancer, lauding his support for the Organization and his efforts to defend the rights of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. read more


Two arrests in Gerard Burnett murder investigation


first_imgGARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have arrested two men in relation to the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old father-of-one Gerard Burnett last August.A 20-year-old and a 17-year-old have been taken into custody following their arrests this afternoon.They are being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.Burnett was stabbed multiple times during an altercation outside his house in Mulhuddart on 21 August. A 20-year-old man has already been charged in connection with the murder investigation.It was understood that the investigation was focussing on three men who called to the victim’s house in Castlecurragh Vale before the incident occurred. The attackers escaped on foot.The victim’s partner and young son fled the scene.Man charged in relation to Gerard Burnett murder>Two arrested over Mulhuddart stabbing>last_img read more


Sinn Féin wants sevenseat Dáil constituencies and use of PPS numbers for


first_imgSINN FÉIN HAS PROPOSED using citizens’ PPS numbers to automatically put them on the electoral register when they are eligible to vote as well as create larger, seven-seat Dáil constituencies.The party has launched a set of political reform proposals which would see an independent electoral commission establish, as well as lower the voting age to 16 and introducing gender quotas of 30 per cent rising to 50 per cent – a measure already implemented by government.Another proposal would see a partial list system introduced for Dáil elections to ensure representation for women and other under-represented groups.A third of the Dáil would be elected through a list system while two-thirds would be elected in large seven-seat constituencies on the current proportional representation method to “ensure that the results reflect more accurately actual voter preference”.Other changes include more representation and time devoted to Northern Ireland, with a proposal to allow Northern MPs immediate speaking time and consultative rights in the Dáil.The party is also proposing to change the Constitution to allow northern MPs to automatically become members of the Dáil.Speaking today, the party’s whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh denied this was in a bid to give Sinn Féin MPs, who abstain from Wesminster, speaking time in another parliamentary chamber, pointing out it would be open to DUP and other party MPs.Of the party’s overall reform ideas, Ó Snodaigh said: “What we have seen since this government come to being is a piecemeal approach.”Other ideas include a secret ballot of TDs for the appointment of a Ceann Comhairle, a special committee for the Taoiseach, scrapping of Freedom of Information fees, and a cap on ministerial salaries of €100,000 and €75,000 for TDs.Senator David Cullinane also outlined the party’s proposals for Seanad reform including direct elections, representation for the North and minority groups and 50 per cent female representation – proposals already floated by other parties and interest groups.Read: TDs will be allowed to register their abstention on Dáil votes‘The elephant in the room’: Government’s Dáil reforms do little to appease oppositionlast_img read more


Taxpayers to get answers on Jan 2


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Anyone who had tax affairs to settle by the end of this year will be able to do so on January 2, according to an announcement on Thursday. The Finance Ministry said that tax offices had been instructed to deal with these matters as a result of the 48-hour strike by inspectors this week.In response to a question in Parliament, Justice Minister Miltiadis Papaioannou said that courts were expected to have processed 27,000 tax cases by the end of the year.Source: Kathimerinilast_img


Homer Simpson Will Be Inducted Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame


first_imgStay on target Listen: Steamed Hams But It’s Michael Jackson’s ThrillerSteamed Hams But It’s A Visual Novel Made Entirely From Stock Art 25 years after he lead the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team to its historic city championship, Homer Simpson is finally getting the recognition he’s always deserved. He’s being inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.Yes, Homer will soon take his place alongside legendary players like Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron. Don’t worry, baseball purists… It’s just an honorary induction. The only actual player inductees this year are Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Pudge Rodriguez. You know, guys who suited up for real ball clubs.Instead, the Simpsons will be honored with an exhibit commemorating S3E017, Homer At The Bat. It’s easily one of my favorite Simpsons episodes and one that showrunner Al Jean places in top five of all time.The Hall will be adding an original VHS of the episode and an autographed copy of the script. It’s certainly nice to see that the cast and crew are finally returning the favor — the players each spent about five minutes doing their voiceovers and an hour-plus signing things back in 1992.Those of you who can make the trip to Cooperstown for the ceremony need to get there by 9:30 am so that you can catch the full roundtable discussion. Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith (two of the actual HOFers from the episode) will be there.After the discussion wraps up, Smith and Boggs will take to the diamond with other baseball greats in the annual Hall Of Fame Classic. No word yet on whether or not Dan Castellaneta plans to suit up, but if the game is tied and the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth, you can be he’ll be willing to step into a pitch to win the ballgame.last_img read more


Sonic Mania Gets a Release Date and an Awesome New Trailer


first_imgStay on target Hands-On: ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020’ Seems FineLive-Action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Delayed to 2020 After numerous delays, Sonic Mania will finally be released this summer. Sega has announced that the retro-tastic Sonic the Hedgehog game will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on August 15. Best of all, it will cost $19.99 across all platforms. To celebrate the announcement, we’re treated to a brand-new trailer.The new trailer is a mix of animation and in-game footage. Unlike Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania is a throwback to classic Sonic games from the Sega Genesis era. Based on everything that has been shown so far, it appears the game is based on (the criminally underrated) Sonic CD — albeit with more animations. As we previously reported, Sonic Mania will have new levels and remixed versions of classic stages.“Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics,” says Sega (via Gematsu). “Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head-to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. Sonic Mania is developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with Sonic Team. Welcome to Sonic Mania!”For many Sonic the Hedgehog fans, this is the game they have been waiting for. It is unclear why Sonic Mania has been delayed so many times (it was originally set to release in early Spring). But whatever the case may be, it won’t be too long before we’re spin-dashing around levels the way we used to when we were younger. Sonic Mania will be a great way to beat back the summer drought, that’s for sure.last_img read more


What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday September 8


first_imgLike 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… RelatedTHIS WEEKEND: Car Wash For WHS Field Hockey, Farmers Market, Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive ALL At Town Common On Sept. 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 1In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.September 8 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmsGaouette FarmSeafood Express Co (only until 12pm)Purple Carrot Bread Co.EJ’s Pizza / Grab & GoKC StYles AccessoriesTewksbury HoneyHappy ApplesGrateful TastesSusan Anton, LMTSpecial Attractions:Performance from the Aleppo Shriners BandRock painting at the Kids TableMembers of the Board of Registrars from the Town of Wilmington will be present for Voting Registration. Residents may register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot, or note a name or address change. Sixteen and seventeen year olds are welcome to pre register.last_img read more


Sri Lanka arrests Delhibased Reuters photojournalist covering Easter bombing


first_img WATCH: ISIS chief Baghdadi is back, hails Sri Lanka attack in 1st video in 5 years Close Renowned Reuters photo journalist Danish Siddiqui was arrested in Sri Lanka on Thursday for allegedly trespassing into a college in Negombo. Delhi-based Siddiqui, a Pulitzer winning photojournalist, was attempting to enter the Maris Stella College in Negombo when he was detained. Siddique wanted to enquire about a student who was a victim of the bombing at the St. Sebastian’s in Katuwapitiya on Easter Sunday. Scroll reports that the victim’s parents alerted the police, saying  Siddique had tried to forcibly enter the school’s premises to speak to the authorities.Siddique was arrested in Katana, 45 kilometres from Colombo, and has been remanded to custody until May 15 by a local magistrate. Siddique shot to fame in 2018 for his team’s coverage of the violence faced by the Rohingya community in Myanmar. While an official spoke about the arrest, Reuters has declined to comment on the development. Speakign to Agence France-Presse, the official said: “Police acted on a complaint from a school in the area where the journalist was visiting.” He added, “He is accused of trespassing.”The situation in Sri Lanka has been volatile since April 21 when churches and high-end hotels in the country were bombed by extremist jihadist groups with the help from the ISIS operatives. The bombings killed over 250 people and injured over 500.On April 26, Friday, there was a major crackdown on an ISIS safe house in the eastern part of Sri Lanka. As many as 16 people were killed in the encounter. The three suicide bombers holed up in the building blew themselves up, killing six children and three women among others.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/0:38Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:32?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more


Two soldiers killed in Bandarban blast


first_imgTwo soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a blast at a heavy weapons firing range in the Bandarban Sadar upazila on Friday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Jahidul Islam, 28, a resident of Lama upazila, and Nipun Chakma, 30. The wounded were taken to Dhaka’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH).All of them are members of Comilla Cantonment’s 16-Para Battalion.Bandarban’s police chief Zakir Hossain Majumder said the army was schedule to hold a firing practice at Amtoli on Saturday afternoon.The soldiers were clearing the bushes when an abandon shell exploded around 10:20am, killing Jahidul on the spot and injuring 11 others, he said.Nipun died while being taken to the CMH.last_img


DhakaSylhet highway reopens


first_imgDhaka-Sylhet Highway.Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Sylhet highway which remained suspended since Tuesday last resumed on Monday as the authorities concerned opened Brahmanbaria’s Shahbazpur Bridge on the Titas river to traffic after its repair work, reports UNB.Roads and Highway Department (RHD) deputy divisional engineer Bhuiyan Redwanur Rahman said, “The bridge was opened to traffic in the morning as the repair work has been completed.”The bus services on Dhaka-Sylhet highway remained halted as the bailey bridge collapsed on 18 June.Meanwhile, Sylhet’s rail link with other part of the country remained suspended since Sunday night after a train crash in Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar, leaving five people dead and many injured.last_img


4 Sanctuary Cities Facing Loss Of CrimeFighting Assistance


first_img Share AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, FileFILE – In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Columbus, Ohio. Sessions moved Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, this time threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to four cities beset by violence if they don’t step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally.Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, this time threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to four cities beset by violence if they don’t step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally. The Justice Department sent letters to cities struggling with gun violence, telling them they will be ineligible for a new program that aims to root out drug trafficking and gang crime unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice before releasing someone in custody who is wanted on immigration violations. The cities — Baltimore, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Stockton and San Bernardino in California — all expressed interest in the Justice Department’s new Public Safety Partnership, which enlists federal agents, analysts and technology to help communities find solutions to crime. “By taking simple, common-sense considerations into account, we are encouraging every jurisdiction in this country to cooperate with federal law enforcement,” Sessions said in a statement that accompanied the letters. “That will ultimately make all of us safer — especially law enforcement on our streets.” In the letters, the department asked the four prospective cities’ police departments to show proof of their compliance by Aug. 18. The threat marks Sessions’ latest effort to force local authorities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, part of a push to reduce crime he believes is linked to illegal immigration. Sessions has pledged to make fighting street crime the Justice Department’s top priority, but the strategy is putting him at odds with some city leaders, who say the best way to fight crime and build community trust is to keep local police out of federal immigration matters. Sessions last week told jurisdictions they need to meet the same conditions or lose out on millions of dollars from a separate program that aims to send grant money to support law enforcement. That move made some local officials more defiant. The Justice Department in June tapped 12 cities to receive aid through the Public Safety Partnership, and officials said the four cities that were sent the letters had expressed interest in the next chance at participating. Cities were chosen based on higher-than-average rates of violence and willingness to receive the help and training. Cities that want to be involved going forward will have to show they allow unfettered communication between police and federal immigration authorities, give agents access to jails in order to question immigrants, and provide them 48-hours’ notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.last_img read more