16 Nov

I-League: Real Kashmir beat Mohun Bagan to keep title hopes alive

first_imgReal Kashmir humbled heavyweights Mohun Bagan 2-1 and the giant-killing act, one of many engineered by the debutants in the ongoing I-League, kept their title hopes alive, in Kolkata Sunday. The win against a profligate Mohun Bagan helped Real Kashmir, the first team from the valley to play in India’s top-flight, continue their fairytale run.The team’s sixth victory was achieved on the back of a brace by Mason Robertson, who struck in the 33rd and 74th minute at the Salt Lake Stadium. Starting as a defender, Scottish Robertson, who was recruited by his father and coach of the club David Robertson, dominated the game to hand the former champions a second successive defeat.League-winning star winger Sony Norde, who made a comeback after missing four matches due to his leg injury, scored the solitary goal for the home side in the 42nd minute.”Today’s win is because of dedication and hard work of everyone at RKFC. The boys were exceptional and I am sure that the spirit continues as we begin our final uphill task,” said Sandeep Chattoo, co-owner of Real Kashmir Football Club (RKFC).”The RKFC wishes to place on record it’s great appreciation towards people of Kolkata for the love showered on us,” RKFC owners Chattoo and Shamim Meraj said.Mason wins today’s Hero of the match trophy! #MBRKFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/zkMosxWZHsHero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) January 6, 2019The result also avenged their home leg defeat to Mohun Bagan as they moved up the pecking order, going past NEROCA FC to the second place.advertisementThe Snow Leopards now have a three-point deficit against leaders Chennai City (24) in the standings as the father-son duo continued to weave magic for the club.Mason! #MBRKFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/BRMBfbaKfAHero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) January 6, 2019Mohun Bagan slipped to sixth place with 15 points from 11 matches and saw their title hopes virtually go up in smoke.The visitors also capped a fine outing in Kolkata after their 1-1 draw against East Bengal, extending their unbeaten run to seven matches in the top-tier league.Mason, who missed their last match against East Bengal due to food poisoning, quickly switched to the attacking third and make instant impact.At the halfway mark, the newcomers drew first blood against the run of play when Mason deceived Arijit Bagui in an aerial battle and headed home a cross floated in by Surchandra Singh, stunning the boisterous home crowd.The Shankarlal Chakraborty-coached side started pressing hard with more urgency after conceding and kept knocking on Kashmir’s door for the equaliser.It paid dividends, as Norde brought the Mariners back into the game with a sublime free-kick, which flew into the top corner.Mohun Bagan got a chance to snatch the lead moments later with a perfect cross by Henry Kisseka but midfielder Sourav Das’ header failed to make an impact.Mohun Bagan wasted another chance in the 69th minute, this time from a free-kick with Norde shooting it over the cross bar from outside the penalty box.The 24-year-old Mason, who quit Scottish club Peterhead FC after being roped in by his father on a full-time contract for Real Kashmir, brought up his brace with a thunderbolt strike.From an assist by Abednego Tetteh, who played a through ball, the Scottish player blasted a shot that went in, touching the inside of the near post.Continuing their sloppy finishing, Mohun Bagan got a couple of golden chances but there was disappointment in store for the home outfit.Also Watch:last_img read more

24 Oct

Measures Being Undertaken To Improve Access to Water for Residents of Clarendon

first_img In the meantime, the Clarendon Municipal Corporation is looking to find more sustainable methods to address the parish’s water problems by identifying and developing as many community-based sources as possible.   Story Highlights Mayor of May Pen, Winston Maragh, says two potential water sources have been identified in Frankfield and Brandon Hill. Several development projects and strategies are being undertaken by agencies of Government and the Clarendon Municipal Corporation to improve access to water for the 246,000 citizens of the parish. Several development projects and strategies are being undertaken by agencies of Government and the Clarendon Municipal Corporation to improve access to water for the 246,000 citizens of the parish.Less than two months ago, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, commissioned the Palmetto Pen/Breadnut Bottom/Rosewell Water Supply Project into service, bringing the commodity into some homes for the first time in 30 years.A joint venture between the National Water Commission (NWC) and the Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL), the project was completed at a cost of $38 million, representing savings of $12 million to the NWC on the original cost.The works involved installation of 3.4 kilometres of pipelines, service laterals and reinstatement of pipeline trenches.The RWSL, which has been mandated to provide water solutions to communities not covered by the NWC, is constructing a pump station, which will form part of the Southern Clarendon Water Supply Scheme Phase 2, and will serve the communities of Portland Cottage, Shearer Heights and much of Lionel Town.Director of the RWSL, Audley Thompson, says the pump station is slated for completion during the current financial year.Phase one of the project included rehabilitation of an existing pumping station as well as the installation of two new vertical turbine pumps, fencing, operators’ amenities and a pumping main.The supply scheme was designed to serve approximately 17,000 residents, and provisions were made to serve an additional 5,000 residents, in the event of a population growth.The Managing Director further points to the development of a well in the New Bowens area, which, he notes, allows for service to the nearby Longville Park housing scheme.In the meantime, the Clarendon Municipal Corporation is looking to find more sustainable methods to address the parish’s water problems by identifying and developing as many community-based sources as possible.These sources, which include springs and rivers, will have to be assessed by experts from the NWC and RWSL to determine their viability.Mayor of May Pen, Winston Maragh, says two potential water sources have been identified in Frankfield and Brandon Hill.“We are going to make sure that the people of Brandon Hill and surrounding communities get water from the sources,” he assures.Mayor Maragh notes, further, that the Corporation is “far advanced” in sourcing funds for a water project in Thompson Town that will serve over 300 residents.Meanwhile, more than 1,000 persons from Pennants are to benefit from a $10-million water shop.The complex, which comprises eight 1,000-gallon water tanks plus administrative offices, is set to open shortly, providing residents with reliable access to water. Persons will receive three months’ free service, after which a cost will apply. The facility has capacity for development to serve more than 5,000 persons.The water-shop concept will see facilities being established islandwide to dramatically improve the availability of potable water for residents in communities and regions of the island usually affected by drought.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the provision of potable water is part of a “critical mission” being pursued by the Administration under instructions from the Prime Minister.He informs that funding is being finalised in order to bring the commodity to all Jamaicans, including those in remote sections of the island.“We will move access to potable water from 55 per cent to near 85 per cent. All Jamaica will have good quality water supply,” the Minister says, noting that in some communities, water-harvesting systems will have to be utilised.Minster Chang is urging the residents of Rosewell to “make every effort to protect the system”, noting that while the water agencies have a responsibility for management, “the citizens have a responsibility to ensure that it is treated well”.Under the Palmetto Pen/Breadnut Bottom/Rosewell Water Supply project, the Rosewell Primary School benefited from a new drinking/hand-wash station, and refurbishing of its sanitary facilities.last_img read more

21 Sep

Bomb targets far right groups

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Police forensic experts are searching for evidence after a time bomb exploded outside the offices of the extreme-right group Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn) on Friday morning. The blast destroyed the group’s offices on Socratous Street in the capital’s so-called historic centre where hundreds of undocumented migrants live in derelict and run-down buildings.As is the case with most political bombings in Greece, no one was injured in the blastAccording to reports in Reuters and Kathimerini, an unidentified caller telephoned the daily Eleftherotypia newspaper 25 minutes before the blast, prompting police to evacuate the building, which is near busy Omonia Square, as well as a neighbouring hotel and surrounding roads.The device detonated at 8.46 am, blowing out the windows of adjacent apartments and shocking passers-by. Speaking to Skai Television minutes after the blast occurred, a reporter said that the explosion had been heard several blocks away.According to reports police gave to Kathimerini and Skai Television the bomb had been hidden in a shoe box wrapped in a plastic rubbish bag and placed in the corridor outside the offices of the far-right group on the fifth floor of the apartment building.Bomb disposal experts yesterday were examining the remnants of the device gathered from the scene of the blast in a bid to find leads to the perpetrators.There had been no claim of responsibility by late last night and police did not give  any indication of their suspicions.According to Skai Television, it transpired after the blast that a bedridden resident of the apartment block had not been evacuated along with everyone else prior to the blast. The man, whose apartment is on a different floor to the offices of the far-right organisation, was reportedly unharmed.last_img read more

17 Sep

Second Tent Shelter for San Diegos homeless scheduled to start in Midway

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Second Tent Shelter for San Diego’s homeless scheduled to start in Midway District Posted: December 21, 2017 December 21, 2017 Three new homeless tents to house more than 700 peopleSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The second of three large tent shelters for San Diego’s homeless is scheduled to go into operation Friday in the Midway District.What the mayor’s office calls a “temporary bridge shelter” is designed to house up to 200 veterans a day and will be operated by Veterans Village of San Diego. The organization ran a similar tent shelter during the cold weather months until a couple of years ago.The cold weather program was ended in favor of more permanent solutions, but the area’s homeless population grew rapidly.City officials were pressured to act by an outbreak of hepatitis A that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds — about two-thirds of whom were either homeless, users of illegal drugs or both. The rate of new infections has slowed in recent weeks.The first tent shelter, for single adults, opened Dec. 1 at 16th Street and Newton Avenue in Barrio Logan and is run by the nonprofit Alpha Project.The other will be located in the East Village and be operated by Father Joe’s Villages. Designed for families, city officials hope to have it open by the end of the month.The facilities offer meals, showers, restrooms, 24-hour security, connections to alcohol and substance abuse counseling, job training and mental health services, according to the city.Each resident will be assigned a case manager and housing navigator who will develop a plan to get them permanently housed. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: homeless, homeless tent shelter FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

31 Aug

Japanese partnership results in palm recognition security for smartphones

first_img Palm patterns are made up of both the unique way each person’s palm is arranged (all those lines and ridges) and the veins and capillaries that reside just beneath the skin. Over the past couple of years, some companies have developed palm readers that match vein patterns for securing computer systems, but they have all been too big to use on cell phones. The new approach dispenses with the old way of looking at a person’s palm and uses nothing more than software analysis to identify to whom it belongs, paving the way for use on smartphones because each already comes equipped with a camera. To use such an outfitted phone, all a person would have to do is hold their hand out flat, palm down, over the phone to identify themselves as an allowed user of the phone. No muss, no fuss, and no password.The phone will be able to identify the user by their palm terrain using only a photo taken in ordinary light, which of course will present a problem for those using their phone in the dark. The company hasn’t said how it will handle that situation, but it seems plausible that they’d have the screen flash some light to reflect off the palm, rather than revert to the old password system. The downside to the development of the new software security system is that it’s proprietary, which means that when it’s rolled out by the end of the year to customers in Japan, only they will be able to reap its benefits. The rest of us will have to wait for the two companies to license the technology to others, or worse, for others to develop the same functionality on their own. Explore further © 2012 Phys.org via Tech-on (Phys.org)—By now everyone knows that the only way to protect the stuff you keep on your smartphone is to password protect the screen. Unfortunately, we all also know how easy it is to crack that little system as evidenced by various phone hacking scandals and stolen celebrity photos. Clearly a better way needs to be found, and now it seems Japanese mobile giant Softbank Mobile Corp, after teaming up with Universal Robot Co Ltd, might have found it; phone software that is able to recognize a person’s unique palm patterns. Credit: Tech-onlast_img read more

31 Aug

Temple purification row BJP asks why was CM quiet so far

first_img‘It is suprising that Manjhi kept quiet on the alleged temple purification incident for months… he should have taken action against whosoever responsible for it immediately after,’ Modi told reporters on the sidelines of ‘Janata Durbar’ at his official residence here.  More than chief minister’s silence, doubts have surfaced over authenticity of the incident with Manjhi and his Minister Ramlakhan Ram making contradictory statements, he said.Under the circumstances, it will be in the fitness of things that either the chief minister sack his ministerial colleague for countering his claim, Modi said.last_img read more

31 Aug

10minute walk break can reverse vascular dysfunction

first_img“Our study found that when you sit for six straight hours, or the majority of an eight-hour work day, blood flow to your legs is greatly reduced,” said lead author of the study Jaume Padilla, assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at University of Missouri School of Medicine in the US.“We also found that just 10 minutes of walking after sitting for an extended time reversed the detrimental consequences,” Padilla noted.During the study, the researchers compared the vascular function of 11 healthy young men before and after a period of prolonged sitting. The findings indicated that blood flow in the popliteal —an artery in the lower leg—was greatly reduced after sitting at a desk for six hours. The findings appeared in the journal Experimental Physiology.last_img read more

31 Aug

Kolkatans bid adieu to book fair 2019 in high spirits even as

first_imgKolkata: Enthusiasm among the book lovers of the city failed to wane even as the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF) ended a day sooner than other years on Sunday.According to statistics provided by the Publishers and Booksellers Guild authorities, books worth Rs 20 crore were sold and 22 lakh people visited the book fair in 2018. In comparison, the sale of books has increased to Rs 21 crore this year, despite the fair ending a day earlier. Also, the number of visitors has also seen a substantial jump to 23 lakh. The guild’s general secretary Tridib Chatterjee has expressed his gratitude towards the Mamata Banerjee government for making the event a success for yet another year. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to the guild authorities, four persons were presented with a token cheque of Rs 1 lakh each, which can only be used to buy books and a book shelf. The guild has also mentioned about one Debabrata Chatterjee, a school teacher from Chakdah in Nadia, who had bought books worth Rs 2.42 lakh. Apart from the prizes given away by the guild to the four lottery winners, it has also honoured 2019 focus country Guatemala’s ambassador Giovanni Castillo. He said: “I am honoured. We will participate in the IKBF in future even if we do not become the focus country again.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIn a first, the guild had decided to focus and showcase the literature and culture of the Lepcha community during the book fair. During the 12-day-long event, representatives from the Hill community had come up with a stall. Representatives of the community were acknowledged for their active participation in the fair. The guild authorities have also honoured the Bidhannagar Police, the Fire and Emergency Services department, state Transport department, Urban Development department, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, and other agencies and departments, for their efforts to make the 2019 book fair a success. Representatives from the departments were also presented with a memento each. Around 150 street children from Narkeldanga canal side area were given free books on Monday evening.last_img read more