GAINESVILLE, Ga, (AP) — A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant has killed six people and sent 11 others to the hospital. At least three of those injured at the Foundation Foods Group plant in Gainesville were reported in critical condition Thursday. Poultry plants rely on refrigeration systems that can include liquid nitrogen. Authorities are investigating the cause of the leak. Northeast Georgia Health System spokesman Sean Couch says eleven other injured patients were treated for respiratory symptoms at the hospital. At least four firefighters were injured. Gainesville is the center of Georgia’s huge poultry industry and has thousands of employees working in multiple processing plants.
The NHL’s trade deadline has come and gone and now its time to get down to the nitty-gritty — the always fashionable playoff push.But did your team do enough at the deadline to make that dream a reality? Or — if your favorite squad is on the other end of the spectrum — enough to fuel hopes for next season? NHL power rankings1. Boston Bruins, 92 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 2This team is primed for another deep postseason run.AdditionsNick Ritchie (F)Ondrej Kase (F)2. Tampa Bay Lightning, 85 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 1The Lightning added some depth up front with one guy who likes to score highlight-reel goals and another who scored the biggest goal in the Sharks’ 2019 playoffs.AdditionsBarclay Goodrow (F)Blake Coleman (F)(Again, apologies to Jon Cooper. This team is good.)TRADE GRADE: Blake Coleman3. St. Louis Blues, 86 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 4With Jay Bouwmeester out for the remainder of the season and the playoffs, GM Doug Armstrong added a veteran to help bolster the blue line as the team keeps rolling along.AdditionsMarco Scandella (D)NHL TRADE TRACKER: List of deals completed before the deadline 4. Pittsburgh Penguins, 80 points (20 games left)Last ranking: 3It’s now or never for the Penguins — and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to see Patrick Marleau hoist the Cup?AdditionsJason Zucker (F)Phil Varone (F)Riley Barber (F)Patrick Marleau (F)Evan Rodrigues (F)Conor Sheary (F)TRADE GRADE: Jason Zucker5. Vegas Golden Knights, 78 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 11Kelly McCrimmon just gave Vegas one of the greatest 1-2 goalie combinations in recent NHL memory.AdditionsRobin Lehner (G)Nick Cousins (F)Alec Martinez (D)6. Washington Capitals, 84 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 5 The Caps’ offense needs a boost and there’s hope adding Kovalchuk will help … although Washington was shut out Thursday night by the Jets.AdditionsBrenden Dillon (D)Ilya Kovalchuk (F)Daniel Sprong (F)TRADE GRADE: Ilya Kovalchuk | Brenden Dillon7. Vancouver Canucks, 74 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 9Louis Domingue? At the deadline? Then news came down that Vezina Trophy candidate Jacob Markstrom would be out for a while. Not great for a team looking to see the postseason for the first time since 2015.AdditionsLouis Domingue (G)Tyler Toffoli (F)MORE: Toffoli trade grade | Markstrom injury | Boeser injury8. Edmonton Oilers, 74 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 7Winner, winner, chicken dinner.AdditionsTyler Ennis (F)Andreas Athanasiou (F)Mike Green (D)TRADE DEADLINE: Athanasiou grade | Sharp picks Oilers for Cup run9. Dallas Stars, 80 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 6No major moves? Eh, maybe not needed. Stars are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games.10. Colorado Avalanche, 81 points (20 games left)Last ranking: 8Philipp Grubauer is out. Mikko Rantanen to miss “weeks.” Nazem Kadri is hurt, too. They needed to do more at the deadline.AdditionsMichael Hutchinson (G)Vladislav Namestnikov (F)MORE: Best, worst deals on deadline day11. Philadelphia Flyers, 79 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 12The Flyers are sitting in third in the Metropolitan and expectations are high that they’ll be playing beyond April 4. AdditionsNate Thompson (F)Derek Grant (F)Nathan Noel (F)12. New York Islanders, 78 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 10Nice additions to a team that needed help down the middle and on the blue line. Just wish Lou Lamoriello went for more of a dynamic scoring punch.AdditionsJean-Gabriel Pageau (F)Andy Greene (D)TRADE GRADE: Jean-Gabriel Pageau13. New York Rangers, 74 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 21The biggest move the Rangers made on deadline day didn’t involve a trade.AdditionsJulien Gauthier (F)DEADLINE WINNERS, LOSERS: NHL among losers on deadline day14. Calgary Flames, 73 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 17GM Brad Treliving needed to do more. All the pressure is now on this forward group to get it done.AdditionsDerek Forbort (D)Erik Gustafsson (D)TRADE DEADLINE: ‘Johnny Hockey’ freaks everyone out 15. Carolina Hurricanes, 74 points (20 games left)Last ranking: 16The hockey world watched both Hurricanes netminders go down last Saturday and instead of getting a goalie, Don Waddell shored up the defense and made a blockbuster move in acquiring Trochek.AdditionsBrady Skjei (D)Sami Vatanen (D)Vincent Trocheck (F)DAVID AYRES: Who is the EBUG? | Twitter reax | Embracing fame16. Toronto Maple Leafs, 76 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 14Speaking of the EBUG … GM Kyle Dubas should get credit for adding more-than-capable backup goalie Jack Campbell, gritty forward and two-time Cup champ Kyle Clifford and NOT trading Tyson Barrie. But it’s the Leafs, so doing more is always expected.AdditionsJack Campbell (G)Denis Malgin (F)Max Veronneau (F)Kyle Clifford (F)Calle Rosen (D)MORE: Campbell, Clifford trade grade | Muzzin breaks hand17. Florida Panthers, 72 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 15If someone wants to explain why the Panthers — in the middle of a playoff race — traded away one of their better players, my DMs are open.AdditionsErik Haula (F)Lucas Wallmark (F)Mason Marchment (F)18. Nashville Predators, 72 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 18No major moves and in the playoff race. Don’t ever question David Poile.19. Winnipeg Jets, 72 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 20Jets adding Cody Eakin and Dylan DeMelo were nice depth moves but the best thing Kevin Cheveldayoff did was re-upping head coach Paul Maurice.AdditionsCody Eakin (F)Dylan DeMelo (D)PAUL MAURICE: 5 reasons right move | Colorful quotes continue20. Arizona Coyotes, 70 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 19Another team that stood pat. Not sure a postseason appearance is coming to the desert this year.NHL Mock Draft 2020: Red Wings move to the top, get Alexis Lafreniere21. Columbus Blue Jackets, 76 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 13Last year Jarmo Kekalainen went shopping. This year, he made a small swap. All the credit for this year goes to John Tortorella, however. Entering Friday’s games, Columbus is a wild card but all the injuries and the depleted roster may finally be catching up with them.AdditionsDevin Shore (F)22. Buffalo Sabres, 66 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 24Wayne Simmonds? Still don’t get it.AdditionsDominik Kahun (F)Wayne Simmonds (F)23. Minnesota Wild, 69 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 23Bill Guerin needed to move Zucker out but failed to finalize a deal to send Zach Parise to the Islanders. AdditionsAlex Galchenyuk (F)24. Chicago Blackhawks, 64 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 22Trading Robin Lehner was a bit weird, right? But, Malcolm Subban is younger and an RFA so the team has more control than Lehner walking away as a UFA on July 1.AdditionsMalcolm Subban (G)TJ Brennan (D)25. New Jersey Devils, 61 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 27The additions for interim GM Tom Fitzgerald — can we lose the interim tag, please? — are prospects (i.e. Nolan Foote), picks (conditional first rounder) and $30 million off the salary cap. KOURNIANOS: Analyzing top players, prospects and picks that were moved26. Montreal Canadiens, 67 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 25Marc Bergevin added picks too, but whether he knows what to do with them is another story .27. Ottawa Senators, 56 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 30It’s raining draft picks in Ottawa! 14! Double picks in the first round! Alright Pierre, let’s see what you can do.AdditionsMatthew Peca (F)BEST STORY 2020: Bobby Ryan hat trick | Twitter reax28. Los Angeles Kings, 52 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 26Rob Blake made all the right moves for a rebuilding team by shipping out Clifford, Campbell, Toffoli, Alec Martinez and Derek Forbort.AdditionsTim Schaller (F)Tyler Madden (F)Trevor Moore (F)29. Anaheim Ducks, 58 points (19 games left)Last ranking: 29Season’s over but there’s some nice depth pick-ups here by Bob Murray.AdditionsDavid Backes (F)Axel Andersson (D)Danton Heinen (F)Christian Djoos (D)Sonny Milano (F)30. San Jose Sharks, 58 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 28Doug Wilson didn’t trade Joe Thornton to a contender.DOUG WILSON DIDN’T TRADE JOE THORNTON TO A CONTENDER.Terrible. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/97/40/bruce-cassidy-091119-getty-ftr_r8pasxall5mb1bbos5u2lx9vl.jpg?t=546735669&w=500&quality=80 This week’s power rankings focus on what key moves general managers made when it was crunch time (beginning Feb. 1) and how it could impact the home stretch.MORE: Last week’s power rankings AdditionsBrandon Davidson (D)Anthony Greco (F)RICHARDSON: Thornton, Barrie among notable players not moved31. Detroit Red Wings, 34 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 31Officially eliminated. That is all.AdditionsSam Gagner (F)Kyle Brodziak (F)
RUMSONEdith Frankel, political scientist, professor and author, will speak at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Congregation B’nai Israel. Frankel will be speaking about her new book, Old Lives and New: Soviet Immigrants in Israel and America. The book is the story of individuals who made the difficult and sometimes hazardous decision to leave their home, family and friends and start new lives in the U.S. and Israel. Their experiences – from their formative years in the Soviet Union to their decisions to leave and their struggles to receive permission to emigrate – illuminate the complex history of Soviet Jews.Frankel is a political scientist who has published widely on the Soviet Union and Soviet Jews. She is the author of Navy Mir: A case study of the politics of literature 1952-1958 as well as studies on the ethnic Germans of the Soviet Union, the Revolutions of 1917, the Soviet treatment of Jews and Soviet Jewish voting patterns in Israel. She has also taught at the Hebrew University of Jersuralem and Dartmouth College, Stanford University and University College London.Founded in 1922, Congregation B’nai Israel is affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. It is located at 171 Ridge Road.The program, cosponsored by the Adult Education and Ezra committees, is free and open to the public. Bagels and coffee will be served. Following the program, books will be available for sale and Frankel will have a book signing. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThe Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is celebrating its fifth anniversary in its new space with a new exhibit and a grand opening and reception.In 2013, the arts council will open its new office at the Finelines Building, 21 W. Lincoln St. The public is invited from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, to the free opening and reception with refreshments from Memphis Pig Out. An exhibition of painting by borough resident Claire Mittermann will be featured.The all-volunteer arts council brings a broad array of cultural activities to Atlantic Highlands. With strong community support, the arts council has for five years produced concerts, an arts camp for children, PaintOut!, artists lectures, exhibitions, FilmOneFest, and much more, all without employees or space.Additional information is available by visiting www.atlantichighlandsartscouncil.org or calling 732-737-7160. LONG BRANCHNJ Repertory is looking for volunteers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, help clean up the cottage at 311 Liberty St. The day will consist of taking down drywall, ripping up carpet and cleaning up yard debris left by Super Storm Sandy. Those who can help are asked to wear warm clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty, work-type shoes, heavy work gloves, hammers and crowbars if you have them.The more people who can help, the easier it will be to start restoring the cottage to its former self. Any time people can volunteer that day will be greatly appreciated. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Those who can help are asked to contact cleanup organizers to let them know how many to expect at: [email protected] FAIR HAVENProject Animal Worldwide (PAW) invites the community to a Sweet Beginning: Dessert Party and Wine Tasting from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Raven and the Peach, located at 740 River Road.The evening will feature light fare and scrumptious desserts, including a chocolate fountain to ring in the New Year, as well as more than 40 gift auction baskets, a jewelry bar from Barking Blue Jay and a wine tasting presented in the restaurant’s beautiful wine cellar.Admission is $30 per person. An additional fee of $15 is requested to participate in the wine tasting. Registration is requested by Jan. 11. Tickets may be purchased at www.projectanimal.org or by calling Ellen LaTorre at 732-979-6499.Event proceeds directly support the work of Project Animal Worldwide.“Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new year with new hopes for the future as PAW continues to focus on helping dogs and cats through humane education, rescue and the need for spay and neuter to prevent unwanted animal overpopulation,” said LaTorre, acting president, Project Animal Worldwide. “We were very proud to be able to carry out our mission this year in our own backyard, helping the feral kittens in Sea Bright, N.J., when Super Storm Sandy hit our shores. We hope that people will put aside the daily stress and treat themselves to the sweeter things in life for an evening, all in the name of helping animals.” TINTON FALLSThe Jersey Shore Rose Society, an affiliate of the American Rose Society, will hold a meeting on Jan. 26, in the community room at Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury Ave.The meeting will feature a beginner clinic from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. conducted by Consulting Rosarians. The main meeting will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The topic will be about the Heritage Rose District of New York City with speaker Stephen Scanniello, president, Heritage Rose Foundation.
L.V. Rogers grad Bruce A. Sinclair is heading back to the 2014 World Field Lacrosse Championships beginning Thursday (July 10) in Denver, Col., at a member of the Bermuda National Team.Sinclair, 41, graduated from LVR in 1991 before earning a degree from University of Victoria in 1996 and gaining a Masters of Science at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.Sinclair has spent the past 12 years as a Science and Math Teacher and head of data management at Saltus Grammar School in Hamilton, Bermuda, which is the capital of the country located in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States.”I became interested in the sport due to its fast paced nature and team spirit,” Sinclair told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the national tournament.”I took up lacrosse six years ago and was able to represent Bermuda in the 2010 World Championships in Manchester England.”In that tournament we placed 18 out of 29 teams . . . won 3 games posting victories over Denmark, Latvia and Norway,” he added.Sinclair plays defensive midfielder or D-Middy as coaches prefer to call the position. Sinclair said Bermuda used to have a much higher population of ex-patriot workers, which included several lacrosse players. The interest in the sport allowed followers to enjoy at least a couple of tournaments a year.However, since the recession, the field lacrosse population has dwindled and the bulk of the competition is now reserved for weekly indoor games with the bulk of the Bermuda National side coming from players who are Bermudian or have a Bermuda connection but are working off island.Bermuda is playing in the Yellow Division against France, Ireland and Uganda in the 38 nation tournament.The tournament opens with the opening ceremony Thursday followed by the host United States team battling Canada. The field is broken into nine divisions, with the top six teams competing in the Blue Division.The other eight divisions all have four teams and are not grouped by world ranking.”We have a solid core of returning players heading to Denver,” Sinclair explains.”Having not seen these countries we play in our pool recently we are unsure of our chances,” he added.”We hope that we will come away from the pool play with at least one victory. Ireland proved to be strong in England, so we will be looking to be competitive against France and Uganda.”Sinclair, who played all sports at LVR and has a five-year-old boy named Ciaran, has represented Bermuda at the National level in volleyball team from 2004-2007 and again as assistant coach in 2013.The World Field Lacrosse Championships conclude (Saturday) July 19 with the Championship game.The U.S. beat Canada, 12-10, in the 2010 world championship in Manchester, England.
Cotter rink rolls into Page Playoff at 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships
Earlier in the day, Geall thrashed another Kootenay rink, Chris Ducharme of Creston 9-3 in seven ends.Geall now meets Johnson Friday morning in B event play.The winner plays in the B Final Friday at 2 p.m. against the survivor of the Glen Jackson/Jeff Richard contest and the two seed in the Page Playoff.Richard doubled Wes Craig of Victoria 6-3 Thursday evening while Jackson edged out Daniel Wenzek 6-4.Kootenay rinks Ducharme and Buchy now must look to qualify in the C event today.Ducharme, fresh from knocking out Will House of Richmond 7-4 Thursday night — the rink’s second win of the day — now waits for the winner of Wenzek and Jason Montgomery of Victoria.Buchy meets Neil Dangerfield of Victoria today at 9 a.m.The Page Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Cotter facing the B-event winner.At 7 p.m. the final two qualifiers face off in the 3-4 contest for the right to meet the loser of the 1-2 Page Playoff Sunday morning at 11 a.m.The 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Final, matching the 1-2 Page Playoff winner against the semi final victor, is set for 4 p.m. at the Nelson Curling Rink.Both games Sunday will be televised live by Sportsnet.The overall winner of the event will represent B.C. at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa March 5-13. Earlier in the week, Jim Cotter expressed that the goal of every team at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships was to “make the playoffs.”Cotter grabbed the top spot in the Page Playoff Thursday night, holding off Michael Johnson of New Westminster 5-4 in the A-Final at the Nelson Curling Club.The defending BC Men’s Champ took control of the game from the opening end, scoring the deuce in the first end.Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffiths and lead Rick Sawatsky, then took a commanding 4-1 lead after three ends with another pair in the end en route to the top prize in the triple-knockout elimination round.The Okanagan rink out curled their opponents during the contest 89 percent to 78 for Johnson, with Ryan Kuhn having a stellar game at the third position, finishing at 93 percent.Johnson came into the contest on a roll, with victories over pre-playdow favourite Dean Joanisse Wednesday 6-3 and Wes Craig 6-4 earlier Thursday.In other action Thursday, the next rink looking to book a spot in the Page Playoffs appears to be the Sean Geall rink of New Westminster.After arriving earlier in the day from Vancouver due to the birth of his child, Geall cruised to another dominating victory, this time a 10-3 pasting of Kimberley’s Tom Buchy in B-event action.Geall, third Andrew Bilesky, Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olsen broke open a close game by scoring eight points from ends three to six — including a fiver in the sixth.
A man has denied attacking his neighbour fracturing his cheekbone after a cow strayed onto his land in Milford.Hugh McBride, aged 44, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with assaulting next-door neighbour Gerard McGarvey at Golan, Milford on July 8th, 2015. Mr McGarvey claimed that on the morning of the alleged incident, he went to retrieve a cow which had strayed onto his neighbour’s land.However, when he went onto the lands he claimed he was attacked by McBride.Mr McGarvey, aged 51, said that at 8.30am on the morning in question he was going to work at Milford Mart when he noticed a cow at the back of McBride’s house.He went to take his cow out but he said McBride shouted at him not to open the gate or come onto his lands.Mr McGarvey walked on and he said McBride began to push him but he continued to walk past him.When he did, he said he suddenly felt a blow to the right side of his head and claimed that McBride said to him “Hit me, hit me, hit me.”Mr McGarvey said he walked on saying “I never reacted or I did not do anything to provoke him. I just wanted to take my cow out.”The court was told from the outset that there is a long-running dispute between the men over a right-of-way between the neighbours which has been ongoing for more than 5 years.Dr Karena Hanley told the court that she attended to Mr McGarvey when he attended her surgery.She said he had been a patient of hers for many years and that he was in obvious distress when he called to her clinic in Milford.She noticed redness to his face and it was swollen and asked Mr McGarvey to return to see her on July 14th.She then suspected he may have a fracture to his cheekbone and when she sent him to the Emergency Department of Letterkenny University Hospital it was confirmed and Mr McGarvey had to undergo an operation.Mr McBride denies the charge.The trial, before Judge John Aylmer, is expected to last two days.Farmer accused of breaking neighbour’s cheekbone in row over cow was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
After a long wait, Game of Thrones is finally back on the air, albeit for the last time. The Season 8 of the world’s most popular mystical fiction series has come back and is streaming across the world. The web and social media are awash with discussions and content on Game of Thrones, and if you are a fan of the series, then chances are that you have already managed a way to catch up with the latest episode of the show.However, Game of Thrones isn’t widely available on all platforms and if you are India, your only place to catch up with the show are fairly limited at the moment. Of course, you always have Torrents to download the episodes without paying anything but that is a serious cybercrime and it hurts the makers of series too. If you are a die-hard fan of the series and want to catch on the series at the same time the world is enjoying without feeling guilty, we have listed a few ways through which you can get your timely dose of GOT.HotstarThis is possibly the most popular way to watch Game of Thrones in India. Hotstar airs Game of Thrones simultaneously as the international release. Hotstar is available on all platforms, which means you can effortlessly catch up with the latest episode of Game of Thrones on the move. With Hotstar, you can watch Game of Thrones on your smartphone, tablet, smart TV and your laptop.However, do note that Game of Thrones isn’t available for free on Hotstar. You will have to get the Premium subscription that costs Rs 999 per year. You can also get the Premium subscription at Rs 299 per month. The Hotstar Premium subscription also offers access to all other popular English shows as well as the Hollywood flicks. The Premium plan also includes access to Live sports broadcast and many popular Hindi TV shows.advertisementIf you have access to cost-effective Wi-Fi, then Hotstar’s Premium subscription is probably the cheapest way to catch up with the latest episodes of Game of Thrones in India legally. Do note that Hotstar also offers a VIP subscription at Rs 365 that doesn’t offer access to Game of Thrones and other English shows.HBOIf you have a TV and an active DTH connection, then you can also watch Game of Thrones easily – provided you have a subscription to HBO. Under TRAI’s DTH regulations, if you opt for the ‘a la carte’ system of picking channels, then you can add HBO to your channel list. HBO costs Rs 11.80 per month for the Standard Definition version. If you have an HD set-top box, then you can get the HBO HD for Rs 17.70 per month. However, you will have to keep in mind about the Network Capacity Fee and the additional taxes for the slots.Star WorldStar World also airs the latest the season of Game of Thrones. However, you will only get to see the edited version with no blood and gore scenes. If you are content with that, you can catch up with Game of Thrones Season 8 from April 16.Game of Thrones will be airing on Star World, Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD. You can get Star World for Rs 9.44 per month, Star World HD for Rs 10.62 per month and Star World Premiere HD for Rs 10.62. It would also be more economical to go for the cluster packs or the operator chosen bouquet packs.ALSO READ | Huawei P30 Pro review: A camera powerhouse that is also a great smartphoneALSO READ | Apple iPhone XE: Design, specifications and all we know about Apple’s rumoured iPhone SE successorALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro launching in India on April 22, can it beat Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro?
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015/16 Touch Football South Australia (TFSA) League grand finals on Friday night. Mixed OpenCentral Scorpions 8 defeated Vipers 3Womenâ€™s Open Central Scorpions 4 defeated Eastern Stingrays 3Menâ€™s Open Vipers 15 defeated Eastern Stingrays 9To see photos from the night, please visit the Touch Football South Australia Facebook page â€“ www.facebook.com/touchfootballsa. Related LinksTFSA League finals
Monday, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh revealed at one of his program’s camps that his wife, Sarah, is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child. Harbaugh, who is 52, also has three children from a previous marriage, which means that he’s soon going to be the proud father of seven kids.Former WWE star Ric Flair, who is a big fan of Harbaugh (and vice versa) has now publicly congratulated the Wolverines head coach on Twitter. He also made a wife joke in the process. Flair, for the record, has been married four times.Congrats to my man @CoachJim4UM on number 7! (Kids, not wives!)— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 20, 2016We’ll see if any other celebrities chime in to congratulate Harbaugh – Flair likely won’t be the last.
New 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.