Former Maharashtra cabinet minister expelled from Congress

first_imgNagpur: Former Maharashtra cabinet minister and senior leader Satish Chaturvedi was expelled from the Congress for alleged anti-party activities on Friday.The expulsion order issued by the State unit Congress secretary Ganesh Patil states Mr. Chaturvedi was accused of “putting and encouraging” rebel candidates during the 2017 municipal elections in Maharashtra.“You encouraged and openly supported rebel candidates against the official party candidates during the 2017 municipal elections in Nagpur. We have received reports that you openly flouted the party discipline by campaigning for rebel candidates and by supporting them. An inquiry was conducted over the allegations against you. You were also served a notice by Nagpur district Congress Committee on January 23, 2018. But you neglected this notice and refused to come clean on the allegations against you,” the letter issued by Ganesh Patil reads.“Taking into account all the allegations and an inquiry, the state Congress president has decided to cancel your primary membership of the party and expel you from the Indian National Congress,” the letter added.No contactMr. Chaturvedi could not be contacted despite repeated attempts on Friday.However, while speaking to this reporter last month, he had claimed that the Nagpur District Congress Committee had no authority to send him any notice.The expulsion of Mr. Chaturvedi is being considered as a win of the Nagpur DCC led by Vikas Thakare and his mentor and former Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar.The Nagpur unit of the Congress is divided into two factions — one led by Mr. Muttemwar and the other by Mr. Chaturvedi, and former Maharashtra cabinet ministers Nitin Raut and Anees Ahmad.The Muttemwar group had also accused Mr. Chaturvedi of being involved in an ink throwing incident on Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan during the municipal elections last year.Mr. Chaturvedi, however, had denied the allegations and said that the Congress unit of Vidarbha region should be separate from Maharashtra unit.last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2011: Kvitova stuns Sharapova, wins title

first_imgMaria Sharapova had talked about getting some good sleep a day before the final. On Saturday, she seemed to be in a state of stupor as cherubic Petra Kvitova stunned her with a clinical 6-3, 6-4 verdict to clinch the ladies’ singles title at Wimbledon.In its 125th edition, there had to be something special about The Championships. That Kvitova would soar like a kite in the clear blue sky over the Centre Court was not expected against the former champion whose aggressive brand of tennis was missing.Left-handers in any sport are natural and graceful. Kvitova was no different as the Czech Republic native, the first left-hander after Martina Navratilova to win the title here, churned out smart tennis against the seasoned champion.Petra Kvitova vs Maria SharapovaAs the match progressed, Kvitova was on fire. She got the vital break for a 4-2 lead in the first set when Sharapova hit two straight double faults from 30-all. She eventually served out the set at love.Each fan lucky enough to be present inside Centre Court loved the brand of tennis which Kvitova played. But what caught the attention of the fans’ was her unflappable temperament in the biggest match of her career.Shouts of ‘Maria… Maria..” rent the air initially, as the Russian is better known here and has been coming to the Mecca of tennis for such a long time.The high decibel grunts were accompanied by heavy forehands as well. But where Sharapova came short was in her own service games, unable to hold as well as she is capable of.advertisementBreaks exchanged hands quickly in the second set. Finally, Kvitova made the big surge ahead for a 4-2 lead. More unforced errors crept into Sharapova’s game and Kvitova knew all that she had to do was play her natural game.There were times when Kvitova missed the ball in the speedy rallies. But with the crowds changing loyalties, she was fully focused. Serving for The Championship at 5-4, Kvitova blasted two forehand winners for a 30-0 lead. Sharapova then slammed a return into the net.Championship point for the 21-year-old. The six feet tall Kvitova took a deep breath, cranked her left arm up and let fly an ace. A new champion was born and Kvitova sank on her knees and then stood up after a short while. She kissed Sharpova across the net and threw her sweaty wrist band into her racquet bag and buried her face in the pink towel.Maria Sharapova sits in her chair after being defeated by Petra Kvitova. APIt had just taken an hour and 25 minutes to seal the title but her tennis journey from the old club courts in Bilovec (Czech Republic) to holding the Venus Rosewater Dish on Centre Court at Wimbledon was indeed emotional.”It’s hard to find words standing here with the trophy and seeing all the great players in the Royal Box,” she said just after lifting the trophy.”Of course I was nervous, because I thought I could win Wimbledon. But I did what was important and focused on each point,” added the new diva of women’s tennis.As she came for the post-match conference, Kviotva let her hair loose. She was first asked a question if there were tennis courts back home in Czech Republic!She replied calmly and then described the emotions her father has gone through. “My father is still crying and he has been crying after every match. It’s an unbelievable feeling to be a Wimbledon champion,” she said in an emotional voice.Asked on Sharapova’s game, Kviotva was reserved in her observations. “I was surprised how I was focussed on the point and the game. It was about the serve for sure and the return. Maria he made some double faults, even though I was prepared for a fast player,” she added.Kvitova has earned 1,100,000 British Pounds for her win on Saturday and this is a huge pay cheque for a player winning her first Grand Slam title.ResultsWomen’s singles final: Petra Kvitova (CZE x8) bt Maria Sharapova (RUS x5) 6-3, 6-4Men’s doubles final: Bob and Mike Bryan (USA x1) bt Robert Lindstedt (SWE) and Horia Teacau (ROU x8) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6Women’s doubles semi-finals: Sabine Lisicki (GER) and Sam Stosur (AUS) bt Marina Erakovic (NZL) and Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 6-3, 4-6, 8-6Mixed doubles semi-finals: Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) and Elena Vesnina (RUS x4) bt Paul Hanley (AUS) and Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5last_img read more

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Suresh Raina set to miss first ever IPL match in nine years

first_imgSuresh Raina will miss his first Indian Premier League match since the inception of the cash-rich T20 tournament in 2008. (Full Coverage|Points Table)Raina, who played with Chennai Super Kings from 2008-2015, and is captain of Gujarat Lions in the ongoing ninth edition, has not yet returned from Holland, where his wife Priyanaka is expecting their first child. The two tied the knot early last year.  Lions coach Brad Hodge confirmed Raina won’t be available for tomorrow’s game against RCB. “He is not coming. He is with his wife and child. So, this will be the first time in the history of the IPL that Raina will be missing a match,” he said. Hodge also said former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will lead the side in the absence of Raina. Waiting and waiting ????????????????????????@perfectbabies @HEALTHYBABy @omsairammandir pic.twitter.com/RvescYaGAa Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) May 13, 2016Raina holds the record for most runs in the IPL. In 143 matches, the Uttar Pradesh southpaw has 3985 runs under his belt, including a hundred and 26 fifties.For eight years, Raina was CSK’s most consistent batsman and was the pillar of a star-studded line-up that included the likes of Mathew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Dwayne Smith, Dwanyne Bravo, Brendon McCullum and MS Dhoni over the years.After CSK (alongwith Rajasthan Royals) was suspended for two years following the spot-fixing scandal, Raina was picked up by Gujarat Lions and named skipper. Thanks to his astute leadership and some smart buys in the February auction, Gujarat are placed second on the table with seven victories from 11 matches. Consequently, Raina’s new IPL team, is well-placed to make it to the knockouts.advertisementIncidentally, Raina isn’t the first player to travel overseas for the birth of his child. Royal Challengers Bangalore and West Indian superstar Chris Gayle flew back home to West Indies for the birth of his daughter, Blush.last_img read more

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OILSEEDS-PRICES(BCM8)

first_imgMumbai, Sep 3 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs per 100kgs)Mumbai, Sep 3 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs per 100kgs) Groundnut Kernel 6800 Groundnut Bold 60/70 9400 Javas 60/70: 9450 Javas 70/80: 9300 Javas 80/90: 8800 Kardi 3050 Sesame (Whitish) 98/2/1: 7400 Sesame 95/5/1: 7200 Sesameseed crushing 48/2/4 5950 Sunflowerseed 3925 Nigerseed 8700 and Castorseed Bombay 3690.Oils & Seeds: (In Rs. Per 10 kgs) Groundnutoil 1360 Kardi Expeller 870 Sesame Expeller N/T Sunflower Expeller 660 Refined 725 Cottonseeds Refined 705 Palmolein Refined 625 Soybean Refined 650 Soybean Crude N/T Rapeseed Refined 896 Rapeseed Expeller 866 Copra White 925 N/T Ricebran 4-7% FFA N/T Ricebran N/T Linseeds Oil 1100 Castoroil Comm 768 FSG 778 Kandla 745 Mowra N/T Neem 970 Karanji 640.Deoil Cakes: (Rates in Rs.per mt) Groundnut Extraction 45% 28,200 Kardi Extraction 16,000 Sesame Extraction N.Q. Cottonseed Extraction N.Q. Undec Cottonseed Exp 27,500 Rice Bran Extraction N/Q Sunflower Extraction 20,000 Rapeseed Extraction N/Q Soyameal 48% 31,300 and Castor Extraction N.A.. ——— Oilcakes:- Groundnut Expeller Oilcake Rd(per met. tonne)(50%): CLOSED Kardi Expeller Oilcake Rd(per2 metric tonnes) : UNQTD. Groundnut Extraction (per metric tonne) : UNQTD ——— PTI JBH ADI ABM SDMlast_img read more

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Wayne Rooney to join Derby County as player-coach on 18-month deal

first_imgWayne Rooney has signed an 18-month deal with Derby County and will join them in January 2020, the Championship club have confirmed.Rooney, who had previously spoken of his desire to go into management, will be joining the club as player-coach. Former England captain will join the coaching staff of Derby’s Dutch manager Phillip Cocu.Rooney’s former England teammate Frank Lampard was appointed as manager of Derby County last season and he took them to the playoff final, before joining his former club Chelsea.Derby County x @WayneRooney. #WR32Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 6, 2019Rooney has two years left on his contract with MLS club DC United, where he had moved in June 2018. The BBC reported that Derby owner Mel Morris believes Rooney could help to get the club back into the Premier League.Rooney moved to the United States in June 2018 following a single season back at boyhood club Everton, whom he originally left for United over a decade earlier.Rooney was a big fan of Dutch manager Louis van Gaal’s coaching methods when he was at Manchester United and has been convinced that Derby boss Cocu has a similar approach.Rooney sees the role as a chance to get coaching experience and return home to be nearer his relatives.Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer as he netted 253 goals during his 13 seasons at the club and eclipsed the record held previously by Sir Bobby Charlton.England’s most-capped outfield player boasts 23 goals in MLS, including 11 from 22 starts this term.advertisementAlso Read | Wayne Rooney in talks over Derby player-coach role: ReportsAlso See:last_img read more

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College Spun’s Staff Picks For Week 4 Of The 2015 Season

first_imgStaff pciks for week 4 of the college football season. Church Ole MissTwitter/Ole MissWeek three of the college football season delivered, yet again, further adding to the confusion regarding the playoff picture. In our current College Football Playoff rankings, we only have teams from two conferences – the SEC and the Big Ten – in the field. But that’ll change by the end of the year, given the fact that some of those teams have to play each other.Last week, it was Ole Miss’ victory over Alabama that served as the most interesting contest of the weekend. Which will it be this Saturday? Utah vs Oregon? USC vs. Arizona State? UCLA vs. Arizona?We’ve made our picks for the week. Check them out below:staff picks week four 1staff picks week four 2staff picks week four 3Who do you have?last_img read more

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Superhuman! De Gea miracles put Man Utd back in UCL race

first_imgWhen Jose Mourinho oversaw a 3-1 spanking by Liverpool just four weeks ago, Manchester United were 11 points from the top four and had almost nobody believing in their prospects of securing Champions League football.But under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer they have narrowed that gap to six, and, thanks to their 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday, they have also seen off one of the country’s big six clubs in a huge test of their mettle.Marcus Rashford’s goal just before half-time, together with an absolute goalkeeping clinic by David de Gea in the second stanza, took United to their sixth straight win under Solskjaer and threw them right back into the race for fourth place. They may not have gained points on the Champions League positions this weekend, but they have recorded a statement victory and proven to all that they mean business. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? In Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Rashford they again had a front line of great dynamism, frightening Spurs’ defenders on the break. And in Paul Pogba they had an all-round threat in their midfield which is now becoming a norm rather than the exception it appeared to be under Mourinho.United are a changed side not just in results, but also in the way they appear to the eye. They are so much more expressive, so much more coherent, and so much more credible in all phases of the field.They still owe a lot to the wonderful De Gea for this result, but they can’t be deemed to be fortunate at gaining another three points.Marcus Rashford Manchester UnitedWhile Son Heung-Min had their defence back-pedalling early and teed up Harry Winks for a chance from a narrow angle, United had a solid shape about them almost from the start. Keeping their three attackers high up the pitch primed for the counter gave Spurs something extra to think about, while they could also do little to break down United’s structured base.As such, United got opportunities in large quantities on the break. Lingard, Martial and Rashford squandered the odd chance between them but it always felt like they would get more. And when Kieran Trippier lost possession to Paul Pogba shortly brefore half-time, the Frenchman’s delicious first-time, cross-field ball found Rashford in space and the England front man brilliantly fired low across Hugo Lloris into the far bottom corner.It was the least they deserved for their clever game plan and the excellent execution of it thereafter, and you had to feel like there just needed to be a repeat dose in the second half for United to go home with the three points.But Spurs were much better in the second half and from not having had a single shot on target in the opening 45 minutes they peppered United’s goal after the break.The problem for them was that De Gea was in sensational form. Having already beaten away chances for Harry Kane and Dele Alli among others, the Spaniard also kept out Christian Eriksen before arguably his greatest stop of the lot when reacting superbly to get a foot in the way of Toby Alderweireld’s header from an Eriksen corner.If the second half showed that in some ways United are not the finished article, it also proved that they have come a long way. No longer are they caving under the barrage, and with Pogba prominent they always carried a threat at the other end too.This was United back to somewhere near their best, and on the biggest of stages too. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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ESPN Computer Is Predicting A Major Week 4 Upset

first_img No. 10 Utah at USCPredicted winner: USC, 57.9% Clay Helton running onto the field with the USC football team.LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Clay Helton of the USC Trojans leads his team on to the field to face the UCLA Bruins at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)This would be a massive win for Clay Helton, who is believed to be on college football’s hottest seat heading into the end of September.The writing might still be on the wall for Helton regardless of what happens in this game – USC needs a new AD and the new hire will surely want his own coach – but it would be a huge win nonetheless.Utah and USC are set to kick off at 9 p.m. E.T.The game will be on FS1. Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit of College GameDay have a discussion.BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s Football Power Index is predicting one major upset during the fourth full weekend of the 2019 college football season.The Football Power Index has one top 10 team losing to an unranked foe in Week 4.The upset: USC over No. 10 Utah.ESPN’s Football Power Index likes the Trojans to upset the Utes at home at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Friday night.last_img read more

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India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja joins Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev in elite list

first_img Ritayan Basu NagpurMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 17:17 IST Ravindra Jadeja became the third Indian player to score 2000 runs and take 150 wickets (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavindra Jadeja reached the 2000-run mark during India vs Australia 2nd ODI on TuesdayJadeja joined Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev in the list of 2000 runs and 150 wicketsTendulkar has 18426 runs and 154 wickets as Kapil Dev has 3782 runs and 253 wicketsBrief scores – India 156 for 4 (28.5 overs) vs Australia in Nagpur. Virat Kohli (62*), Kedar Jadhav (0*). Scorecard | Live BlogRavindra Jadeja crossed the 2000-run mark during the second one day international between India and Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Tuesday.Jadeja in the process became the third Indian player to score 2000 or more runs as well as taking 150 or more wickets in ODIs. He joined the likes of Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar on the elite list of Indian to have achieved the feat.Sachin Tendulkar has scored a total of 18426 ODI run and also took a total of 154 wickets. Kapil Dev, on the other hand, has scored 3782 runs in ODIs and took 253 ODI wickets.Jadeja brought up his 2000th run in the 41st over of the Indian innings on Tuesday, with a push down the grounf of the bolwing off Glenn Maxwell. Before the start of the match, Jedja had 1990 runs and on Tuesday he was dismised after having scored 21 runs off 40 balls. In the 46th over, Jadeja trie to up the ante against Pat Cummins but ended up skying the ball straight to Usman Khwaja at mid-off at ht edge of the circle.Jadeja now has a total of 2011 ODI runs along with 171 wicket in ODI cricket.Virat Kohli also reached his 40th ODI hundred, his 7th against Australia. Only Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of Kohli on the list of leads the ODI hundred charts with 49 centuries. Tendulkar also leads the list of most centuries in India-Australia ODIs with nine hundreds.advertisementMS Dhoni was dismissed for his the fifth golden duck, whereas Rohit Sharma fell for his first duck in India.Also Read | Sanjay Manjrekar lauds Vijay Shankar: That innings of 46 was oozing classFor 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 Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 2nd ODIFollow Ravindra JadejaFollow 2000 runsFollow 150 wicketsFollow NagpurFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Kapil Dev India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja joins Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev in elite listIndia vs Australia, 2nd ODI: India 250-all out (48.2 overs) against Australia in Nagpur. Kohli (116), Shankar (46), Cummins (4/29). Ravindra Jadeja became the third Indian player to cross the 2000-run mark in ODIs who also has more than 150 ODI wickets. Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev are the others on that illustrious list.advertisementlast_img read more

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Feel Good Friday – Sydney Hale Candles

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now We know dudes aren’t rushing out to buy the latest candle, but you really should. Just like an organized kitchen, quality sheets and champagne in the fridge, candles can really impress the ladies. Let’s just say they show your softer side; light one after a long night, and serious magic can happen.That said, we aren’t supporting the ‘Daffodils and Daisies’ scented nightmares. Let us introduce you to Sydney Hale Company. We discovered them at the Garden & Gun Jubilee and were attracted to the scent, packaging and their commitment to helping Lost Dog Rescue.Family owned and operated in Purcellville, Virginia (the brand name comes from a combination of family names), the small batch soy candle and room spray company has been around since 2007. With scents such as Bourbon + Brown Sugar, Tobacco + Sandalwood and Woodsmoke + Amber, there is nothing to worry about when lighting one of these up pre-date or post-house party to give your pad a little whiff of wonder.Back to their feel good factor. Sydney Hale works with Lost Dog Rescue and is dedicated to giving 10% of their sales to the non-profit. You can also purchase awesome dog leashes, collars and bowls from our friends at Found My Animal on the site as well.We appreciate they are all about Reuse & Recycle, and customers are encouraged to send in photos of how they use the glass once the candle melts away. We think the whiskey tumbler is pretty perfect. The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

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Cigar Club Wants to Send Over Your New Favorite Cigar

first_img Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States The world of subscription boxes has achieved its zenith. With box options available for goods as disparate as popcorn to bacon to fair-trade coffee, it’s not exactly surprising to see a monthly cigar subscription box on the market. But what is a little surprising about Cigar Club is their attention to detail and bespoke cigar offerings.Cigar Club doesn’t just send you a random selection of cigars (like most other cigar subscription boxes out there), it sends you cigars it thinks you’ll love. So, how do they do it? With a quiz, obviously. But fear not if you’re a cigar smoking novice and have no idea what you like because this quiz doesn’t ask a single question about cigars. Rather, it asks about taste preferences and flavor profiles you enjoy. A few sample questions:“What type of coffee gets you going in the morning?”“Favorite type of chocolate?”“What’s your go-to evening beverage?”Other questions inquire about meat, snack, and beer preferences. Once you’ve finished the quiz, you have a few up-front options about the type of cigars you’d like to receive. You can get your best matches (those that are hand-picked by cigar aficionados according to your preferences), mostly mild cigars with a few bold additions, medium and full cigars with a few lighter options thrown in, and a few other combination types, such as mostly medium and full cigars or only medium and full cigars. All in all, you have a lot of choice in the type of cigar that will arrive in your box, but have no idea what brand or size. And that’s part of the fun!Cigar Club offers two monthly box options: either a three-cigar option for $30 (The Corona) or a five-cigar option for $45 (The Churchill). All cigars are sent in a sealed package to ensure freshness, along with a fun gift or smoking accessory. For our test run, I filled out my quiz and received a Churchill box. My box included a La Gloria Cubana Serie R Esteli, a Cohiba Puro Dominica, a CAO America, a Montecristo Classic, and a cigar cutter.Overall, Cigar Club is a great way to try new cigar brands and varieties, which is especially useful if you live in a location that’s far away from a tobacco or cigar shop. They also offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. So, if Cigar Club sends you a cigar you absolutely hate, just let them know and they’ll make it up to you in your next monthly box.With the holiday season fast approaching, Cigar Club also makes a great gift for that stogie loving brother, uncle, dad, or husband. If you’re new to the world of cigar varieties or aren’t quite sure how to smoke, learn how to smoke a cigar properly here.Special thanks goes out to El Gaucho Steakhouse in Portland, Oregon for allowing us to film in their Cigar Lounge. Featured image photo credit: Genevieve Poblano. Editors’ Recommendations How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts last_img read more

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Thank Dwyane Wade for Away’s Sleek New Aluminum Luggage

first_imgLet’s be honest, being an NBA All-Star and Miami Heat player doesn’t have many downsides. You make tons of money, have adoring fans, are beamed into millions of Americans’ homes during the season, and, you’re based in one of America’s coolest cities. Well, not all the time. The team does have to travel — a lot. So it’s no surprise that Dwyane Wade takes point when it comes to his luggage. Partnering up with beloved suitcase and luggage brand, Away, Wade has created, without a doubt, the best looking iteration of the hard-sided, clam-shell suitcase the company has created to date.Wrapping each of Away’s four sizes of suitcase in a matte black aluminum brings the same sense of sharp, gentleman-meets-high-roller style Wade sports off the court, where he’s often found donning a slim cut, black suits, blazers, button-downs, killer sneaks, and oxfords. Wade’s combination of athleticism and energy along with his tropical home base of Miami inspired the cases’ interior abstract tropical lining and custom logo wheels.Every Away suitcase offer multiple features that, in addition to the sleek design and appearance, has made Away a favorite of most of The Manual’s staff. Some of the features we love are the unbreakable polycarbonate shell (because we know baggage handlers aren’t the most gentle of airline professionals), the ejectable battery pack that has saved us more times than we can count, a TSA-approved combination lock that makes us feel a little more secure, 360-degree Hinomoto wheels for super streamlined and smooth airport maneuvering, an interior compression system (to fit those last few souvenirs in), and a hidden laundry bag to keep the foul-scented away from the fresh.The Carry-On – $475 Next DimensionsExterior: 26” x 18.5” x 11”Interior: 24” x 17.5”Weight: 8.5 lbsThe Large – $595 1 of 2 1 of 2 DimensionsExterior: 22.7” x 14.7” x 9.6”Interior: 21” x 14.5”Weight: 7.3 lbsThe Medium – $575 Previous 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Next Previous The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected 1 of 2 Next Editors’ Recommendations If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Next DimensionsExterior: 29” x 20.5” x 12.5”Interior: 27” x 19.5”Weight: 9.9 lbsThe Away X Dwyane Wade Collection will be available at Away’s website and in-stores beginning June 26, 2018.Need a few other options for carry-on luggage? Check out our top picks. When you have met all your luggage needs, put them to good use in one of America’s most fun cities to visit this summer. DimensionsExterior:21.7” x 13.7” x 9”Interior: 20” x 13.5”Weight: 7 lbsThe Bigger Carry-On – $495 Previous 1 of 2 Previous WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskeylast_img read more

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Singh finds himself under fire from all sides in fourth NDP leadership

first_imgOTTAWA – Jagmeet Singh found himself under fire from several of his fellow federal NDP leadership hopefuls on Sunday, in what could be an early sign that his rivals consider him to be the candidate to beat.Yet for all the attention — and the fanfare that greeted his late entrance into the leadership race last month — Singh appeared to be short on immediate answers for some of the most pointed attacks directed his way.The sparring erupted during the NDP’s fourth leadership debate, this time in St. John’s, Nfld., where the five people hoping to lead the third-place party were in agreement more often than not.That included criticism of the Trudeau government’s plan to dramatically increase defence spending and the need to tackle what the candidates said was the growing threat of income inequality.Yet differences did emerge, and none was more evident than Singh’s refusal to follow the other candidates in categorically opposing an expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline in Alberta and B.C.Manitoba MP Niki Ashton and B.C. MP Peter Julian both raised the issue in pointed questions to Singh, who stepped down as Ontario’s NDP deputy leader to run for the federal party’s leadership.“Our federal caucus is opposed, and I believe that we can’t sit on the sidelines when it comes to such an important issue,” Ashton said at one point. “I’m wondering where you stand on Kinder Morgan.”But Singh refused to take a position, saying instead that he wanted to consult with Alberta and B.C. before releasing his response to the pipeline expansion as part of a broader climate-change plan.“I believe as a leader, we need to find ways to bring people together and we need to make sure that we speak to all people impacted,” said Singh, who entered the leadership race late but to much fanfare.That didn’t sit well with either Ashton or Julian, who pressed the issue a few minutes later.“We have a situation where British Columbians have said no. We have the federal caucus who has said no. There is a very clear consensus among New Democrats,” Julian said.“I do not understand your hesitation about saying no to a project that has such a profound downside for British Columbians.”Singh insisted he shared the same values as other New Democrats, which includes protecting the environment, fighting climate change and respecting indigenous rights.“But I want to be respectful of the realities, so I look forward to meeting both with B.C. NDP folks, and folks from Alberta,” he said.Ontario MP Charlie Angus also got in on the action when he demanded in a heated exchange to know whether Singh planned to run for federal office even if he didn’t win the leadership race.“You have to make a decision,” Angus said. “I’m asking you think because you’re telling Canadians to have courage and join you. I would suggest that you could show courage and tell us: Are you going to join us?”Singh sidestepped the question, saying: “I will continue to fight in the provincial level. I’ll continue to fight in other provinces. I’ll continue to fight on the federal level, as I have done before.”Federal NDP members will vote in October on who will replace Tom Mulcair as the party’s next leader.Quebec MP Guy Caron actually set the stage for a more fiery leadership debate early on when he singled out for criticism a specific policy proposal that had been put forward by each of his competitors.Caron’s own proposal to establish a minimum income level was in turn panned by several of the candidates as being unaffordable and unrealistic.Angus also went after Ashton and Julian for their plans to offer free tuition for students, questioning where they would find the money.There are four more leadership debates scheduled, with the next to take place in Saskatoon on July 11.— with files from Maija Kappler— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

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Ballet BC Alberta Ballet and National Ballet of Canada unite for Encount3rs

first_img Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Grand-Maitre teams with Juno-nominated Andrew Staniland in his exploration of the fast-changing world in “Caelestis.”Molnar partners with Juno-nominated composer Nicole Lizee on “Keep Driving, I’m Dreaming.” And Cote reunites with Kevin Lau – his past collaborator on the National Ballet’s “Le Petit Prince” – on the new work “Dark Angels.”“Encount3rs” will be staged at the NAC’s Southam Hall in Ottawa April 20-22. It is then slated to be restaged by the choreographers’ respective companies: Ballet BC from May 11 to 13; the National Ballet from June 16 to 22, 2018, and Alberta Ballet in the winter of 2018-19. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Choreographers from three Canadian ballet companies will join forces with homegrown composers for a new production debuting in Ottawa prior to heading across the country.“Encount3rs” will feature the works of Jean Grand-Maitre of Alberta Ballet, Emily Molnar of Ballet BC, and Guillaume Cote of the National Ballet of Canada.The three one-act ballets were commissioned by the Ottawa-based National Arts Centre where “Encount3rs” will have its world premiere. The performances will be accompanied by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the music will be recorded for commercial release.last_img read more

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Rafale case Will first decide preliminary objection raised by Centre says SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said it will decide first on the preliminary objections raised by the Centre and then go into the facts of the Rafale fighter jet deal case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi wrapped up the hearing on preliminary objections by the Centre that review petitioners in the Rafale jet deal case cannot rely on privileged documents obtained illegally. It will be known later as to when the order will be pronounced on the issue. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day The top court asked the petitioners seeking review of its order to focus on the preliminary objections regarding admissibility of the leaked documents. “Only after we decide the preliminary objection raised by the Centre, we will go into the facts of the case,” said the bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph. At the outset, Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, claimed privilege over documents pertaining to the Rafale fighter jet deal with France and told the Supreme Court that no one can produce them in the court without the permission of the department concerned. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty Venugopal referred to section 123 of the Evidence Act and provisions of RTI Act to buttress his claim. He told the top court that no one can publish documents which relate to national security as the security of the State supercedes everything. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, one of the petitioners seeking review, opposed the submission and said that the Rafale deal documents, which AG says are privileged, have been published and are already in public domain. Former Union minister Arun Shourie, who is one of the review petitioners, submitted that he was thankful to the Centre and the Attorney General for saying in their affidavit that these are photocopies, proving the genuineness of these documents. Bhushan further said that provisions of RTI Act say public interest outweighs other things and no privilege can be claimed except for documents which pertain to intelligence agencies. There is no government-to-government contract in purchasing Rafale jets as there is no sovereign guarantee extended to India by France in the Rs 58,000 crore deal, Bhushan said. He also said the Press Council of India Act provides provisions for protecting sources of journalists. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for another petitioner Vineet Dhanda, said that the government cannot claim privilege on these documents. Yashwant Sinha, another former Union minister, is also a petitioner seeking review of the Supreme Court verdict of December 14 which held that there was no occasion to really doubt the decision making process warrenting setting aside of the defence contract for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.last_img read more

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Libya UN looking to return to Tripoli after unrest forces temporary relocation

According to media reports, angry mobs attacked a UN office in Tripoli on Sunday after NATO bombed Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s family compound in an attack that reportedly killed one of the Libyan leader’s sons and several grandchildren. NATO forces have been carrying out air strikes in response to a Security Council resolution adopted in March that authorized UN Member States to take “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya, where initially peaceful protests have transformed into open conflict between opposition groups and the Qadhafi regime.The conflict has created a humanitarian crisis in the country, while an estimated 665,000 people, including large numbers of third-country nationals, have fled to neighbouring countries.The UN said that humanitarian operations are still being carried out and there are still international staff members in the rebel-held city of Benghazi. It hopes to return to the capital as soon as the situation allows. “Humanitarian operations are continuing, with the redeployed staff from Tripoli supporting operations in western Libya from Tunisia,” UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York. Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that, as of yesterday, more than 12,000 people had been evacuated from the besieged city of Misrata. It also remains concerned that deaths and injuries continue to be reported from the fighting there.UN officials have stressed the need for medical supplies and staff, while also warning that stocks of food and water are sufficient for only one to two months in some areas of the country.The protests that began in Libya in February are part of a broader pro-democracy movement across North Africa and the Middle East that has led to the downfall of long-standing regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. 2 May 2011The United Nations is exploring ways to re-enter Tripoli as soon as possible, a spokesperson for the world body said today, following the announcement that 12 international staff left owing to unrest in parts of the Libyan capital. read more

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Top UN envoy for Liberia poised to ask Security Council for large

Briefing reporters on the situation in Liberia, Jacques Paul Klein, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, said the country had “stepped back in time.” It was a nation where 85 per cent of the population lived at the poverty line; where 70 per cent of the militias were children under the age of 18; where unemployment was at 90 per cent; and where the capital city, Monrovia, did not have running water or electricity, and had not for the past 10 years.Mr. Klein said that in order to help in the reconstruction of the country, his assessment team had outlined a long-range plan of how to rebuild the health care and education systems, the port and the economy as a whole. That survey had been completed, and he would hopefully present the Secretary-General’s report to the Council next week.The report asks for a fairly large force – some 15,000 peacekeepers and 900 international police – as the assessment team did not want to repeat the mistake made in Sierra Leone of going in with too light a force, Mr. Klein noted. A good number of countries had come forward to volunteer and had promised contributions for both troops and civilian police.Asked about the length and the cost of the proposed plan, Mr. Klein said that he did not know, as experts had not yet been brought in to estimate the cost of rebuilding the port of Monrovia, the hydroelectric grid, and the road infrastructure, among other things. It would take a programme of at least five to 10 years to rebuild the failed State, he said.The hardest part, he continued, would be to rebuild Liberia in terms of long-range reconstruction and funding, because the regime of former President Charles Taylor had effectively destroyed the State. All the ministries had been gutted, all the archives had been destroyed, the medical infrastructure was gone, and the educational infrastructure had ceased to exist, he said.Mr. Klein said he would ask the Security Council not to be indifferent to the people of Liberia, “a founding member of the United Nations [now]…fallen on hard times.” There was a clear understanding that Liberia was the key to West Africa, and the excellent work that the British had done in Sierra Leone, and that the French had done in Côte d’Ivoire, could all very rapidly become undone if Liberia imploded.Meanwhile on the ground in Liberia, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) relief ship, Martin I Majuro, steamed out of Monrovia harbour this afternoon bound for the southern coastal town of Harper. On board, an inter-agency UN and international non-governmental organization (NGO) mission is poised to dock and enter territory held by forces from the rebel group Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL) in the hope that access to Harper will widen the international assistance to Liberia’s most vulnerable. read more

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The College Football Playoff Picture Looks Tidy Now But That Will Probably

For instance, our model says there’s only about a 1-in-5 chance that all four current major-conference undefeateds make the playoff in the end. Some of that comes from the possibility of losses — according to our simulations (based on ESPN’s FPI ratings), there’s a 96 percent probability that at least one of the four loses before the playoff field is set — and more still comes from the uncertainty of how the committee eventually will sort out the top four.Texas A&M’s dropping out of the conversation — their CFP odds fell from 19 percent to 2 percent — helped crystallize the playoff picture over the weekend. Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Washington also saw their CFP chances rise because they either scratched a difficult opponent off of their schedule (the Tide squeaked past LSU) or improved their FPI with dominating wins (the Tigers and Wolverines won by 54 and 56, respectively, while the Huskies dropped 66 points on Cal).But there are still plenty of paths for teams currently on the outside looking in. Washington’s remaining schedule is notably difficult, starting with a matchup against FPI No. 12 USC on Saturday. A slip-up could open a window for, say, Louisville — if it keeps winning. Meanwhile, Ohio State would likely play its way in by beating Michigan in their annual tilt on Nov. 26, and two-loss Wisconsin could still feasibly make it by winning the Big 10’s opposite division and the championship game over the Michigan-Ohio State winner. (Our model gives conference champions a slight bonus.)With only two of the top eight in our current CFP odds having anything less than an 88 percent chance of winning their next game (according to FPI), this weekend might not make for many wild swings in the playoff odds and rankings. But soon enough, the chaos will set in — perhaps even for that neat, tidy four-team group atop the committee’s standings.Check out our college football predictions. Things have been relatively easy for the College Football Playoff committee so far this season. There are four remaining undefeated major-conference schools — Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Washington — which slide neatly into the top four slots of the rankings. Meanwhile, a couple of dominant one-loss teams — Ohio State and Louisville — wait in the wings, just ahead of the gnarled mass of two-loss teams in the field at large.Even when the committee invited controversy in its initial 2016 rankings, slotting then 7-1 Texas A&M ahead of unbeaten Washington for the No. 4 slot, it was quickly given the opportunity to fix the mistake when the Aggies lost at Mississippi State. And with the committee’s rankings aligning with outside opinion, our College Football Playoff prediction model sees more certainty in the “Final Four” than a week ago. Four slots, four undefeated teams — it seems as if things are shaping up to work out unusually well in the CFP’s normally chaotic world.Well, maybe. If those four teams win out, things would indeed be convenient for the committee. Our model even thinks a team as dominant as Alabama could afford to drop a game and still be more likely to make the playoff than not. But, as is often the refrain when peering into the college football crystal ball, a lot can happen between now and when the final rankings are released on Dec. 4. Will your favorite team make the College Football Playoff? See all of our predictions for the 2016 season » read more

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Szmal and Aguinagalde got offers from RK Vardar

← Previous Story Five new players in RK Vardar Pro – Timur Dibirov is coming! Next Story → (VIDEO): Lazarov’s penalty magic! Slawomir Szmal New Macedonian champion RK Vardar Pro gets ready for the big things in the upcoming season. Russian sponsor and new sports director Sergei Samsonenko has no problem to make fantastic offer to some of the best European handball players. Macedonian media write that Vardar want Polish legendary goalkeeper from VIve Targi Kielce, Slawomir Szmal, but also one of the best world’s line player, Julen Aguinagalde. “Offers are already sent” says Macedonian sports daily newspapares and websites…Szmal is the first option of the Polish champion and president Bertus Servas said read more

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Zuckerbergs PreFacebook Domain Sells for 30000

first_imgDomain names are the new used cars. Really, there’s no better way to own a piece of your favorite celebrity in the early 21st century than by snatching up their old domain names. It’s hard imagine anyone buying a domain like Facemash.com for $35,000, were it not the former domain of an Internet billionaire.Mark Zuckerberg launched Facemash.com in 2003–the site was something of a Harvard-specific version of Hot or Not. He soon let the domain lapse, after moving on to bigger and better things.The person who bought the site post-Zuck recently put it up on the auction block with a Buy it Now price of $35,000. While the asking price seemed pretty lofty, Facemash pulled in nearly that amount, raking in $30,201 after 10 bids in 20 days. The buyer is anonymous, but Rahul Jain, the former owner says that no one at Facebook or Sony (the studio behind The Social Network) was behind the bid.AdChoices广告Jain says that part of the winning bid will go to Indian education non-profit, the the Dakshana Foundation.last_img read more

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