10 months agoEverton boss Silva makes Jagielka decision

first_imgEverton boss Silva makes Jagielka decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva insists he doesn’t want to lose club captain Phil Jagielka.He has only made two appearances this season and is out of contract at the end of the year.But Silva said: “It is not something in my mind for next month (to let him go). “It is not on my mind to even think about it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Photo: 3-Star Miami WR Commit Isaiah Johnson Visits Florida, Says He “Felt At Home”

first_imgIsaiah Johnson in locker room at Florida.Cover your eyes, Miami fans. It appears the Hurricanes’ football team could be on the verge of losing a recruit. Isaiah Johnson, a three-star wide receiver in the 2016 class, has been committed to Miami since mid-February. The 6-foot-3, 198-pound prospect recently received a scholarship offer from Florida, though, and he seems to like the Gators very much. The Palm Beach Gardens native visited Florida’s Gainesville campus today. He says he “felt at home.” Felt at home today  pic.twitter.com/kZt1Eob9MK— Bigplayzay2⃣1⃣ (@ZayLive21) March 14, 2015That’s, obviously, not a great look for Miami. Johnson is rated the No. 164 wide receiver in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

Music festival played on despite government HuronWendat opposition over possible sacred sites

first_imgKenneth Jackson APTN National News ORO-MEDONTE, Ont. – As The Killers played their last song Sunday wrapping up another year of the massive WayHome music festival, the event’s legal troubles played on.The township says it is investigating the festival for allegedly breaking its permit for the second year in a row, allowing 35,000 campers to set up their tents on portions of the property outside of what the permit allowed.Only this year there was something more at stake.The 500-acre property may have sacred Indigenous villages and burials, something learned earlier this year.The township’s permit, like last year, only allowed the festival to operate on 92 acres of the 500-acre property.The festival’s owner – Burl’s Creek Event Grounds – had applied to the township for a permit allowing complete access.But the township said it would only approve the full permit if the Huron-Wendat gave the go-ahead.That’s because the Wendat believe their ancestors used that land up until about 1650, about 20 minutes north of Barrie, Ont.And where the Wendat lived, they also buried their dead.It would be “a risk the Nation simply cannot take” and didn’t give their support.The province opposed the festival, too, because the Wendat are potentially right.An archaeologist hired by Burl’s Creek found there was potential for sacred Indigenous sites on the property, and recommended further tests of the soil, known as a Stage 2 archaeology assessment, throughout portions of the property in a March 2 report.That report found there are two confirmed pre-contact Indigenous archaeology sites within one kilometre of the Burl’s Creek property.At those sites, pottery fragments, stone axes and a human skull were found.‎Based on this, the province couldn’t support the full permit according to a letter sent to Burl’s Creeks’ archaeologist Jamie Lemon of Golder Associates on May 18 from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport.“The cumulative effects of driving and parking on an archaeological site can include rutting, soil displacement and compaction which can be significant on as-yet-to-be discovered archaeological sites,” said Blair Rohaly, manager of the MTCS archaeology unit.But still the township issued the restricted permit on July 6, a few weeks before the three-day festival started, with booked acts including Arcade Fire and popular Indigenous group A Tribe Called Red.‎Campers at WayHome Friday.Mayor Harry Hughes said the special events permit was issued because the 92-acre portion was properly zoned.“They are camping and they are parking on land that has not been zoned and they’ve been given notice if that does occur we would enforce our bylaw. That’s what will happen,” said Hughes Saturday.He said the council had some idea the festival was going to use all the property, as similar issues happened last year on the site resulting in fines of $200,000. ‎“The possibility of them using the land again was a possibility that could well occur,” said Hughes. “Our bylaw officers are on site and they are monitoring the area.”He said bylaw officers were keeping notes to file a report to council for consideration of laying fines for allegedly breaking the permit.He said the decision to issue the permit was one council shouldn’t have had to make.Burl’s Creek had applied to the Ontario Municipal Board for a temporary use bylaw before the Stage 2 assessment, hoping to postpone it to the fall, when the festival season was over.The OMB is a place to settle municipal disputes and agreed to hear the case.But midway through the two-week hearing in the spring it was disrupted when Burl’s Creek planner had to be away for vacation, according lawyer David Donnelly, who represents the community group Save Oro that has been fighting to stop the festival for two years.The OMB postponed the hearing to October 25, leaving the decision to the township.Donnelly doesn’t think the township should have issued the restricted permit based opposition from MTCS and the Wendat.“It’s totally disgusting to First Nations,” said Donnelly Sunday in a phone interview from Prince Edward Island where he’s vacationing. “The province of Ontario (MTCS) told the concert promoter do not hold camping and parking as part of the concerts.”Donnelly said he wrote MTCS July 13 asking a stop work order based on the Ontario Heritage Act, which is supposed to protect sites subject to archaeology assessments.“We request your immediate attention to the above requests,” Donnelly wrote, but the concert proceeded as scheduled.Festival-goers at the WayHome music festival Friday.According to the letter, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation does not oppose the assessment waiting to the fall. But during the OMB hearings Lemon, the archaeologist for Burl’s Creek, testified the site and potential burials are most likely Wendat.The Rama would have been involved because they are the closest First Nation to the site which needs to be consulted as per the Heritage act. APTN wrote Rama council Sunday seeking confirmation, but haven’t heard back.APTN spoke to Grand Chief Konrad Sioui Sunday and he confirmed the Wendat didn’t approve waiting to the festival season was over until the Stage 2 was completed. Sioui said they were disappointed the festival went ahead.On Friday, local residents of Save Oro held a protest across the road from the main entrance, at the home of Bruce Wiggins.Save Oro has complained of noise from the concerts and opposed the land being used for concerts as property is largely zoned farm land, outside of the 92 acres.Wiggins said ignoring those complaints is bad enough, but add in the new revelations of the sacred sites, it’s all just too much for him.“I want the respect First Nations deserve. There should be a Stage 2 already, but no they are desecrating it even further by having these events on the land,” he said Friday.Save Oro protesters Friday greeting people as they arrived to WayHome.Burl’s Creek didn’t respond to questions Sunday on using land outside of the permit for camping and parking, or what precautions the WayHome festival was taking to protect the lands requiring additional archaeological testing.In fact, Burl’s Creek stopped responding to APTN after ordering reporters to leave the grounds Saturday. A spokeswoman said they were upset APTN filmed inside the festival for a story on a protest held by Save Oro Friday afternoon.Inside, reporters filmed campers meandering around the grounds and throughout large fields of tents.APTN also had its accreditation revoked by WayHome as it was originally given to do a story on A Tribe Called Red who performed at the festival Saturday.‎On Friday, Burl’s Creek did provide this statement:‘Although it is disappointing, it does not surprise us that Save Oro would inappropriately and disingenuously take their own notes from our OMB case out of context to deliberately mislead the public.  Burl’s Creek Event Grounds has been hosting concerts and major events since 1984 and the original footprint, which is used as the main entertainment spaces for Boots and Hearts and WayHome is all zoned accordingly,’ the statement said.‘Having applied for temporary rezoning in April 2015, we expected our OMB hearing to be completed prior to this festival season. Unfortunately, that is not the case.  No archeological sites or artifacts have been identified on the properties.  We have been following due process in regard to First Nation’s interests and will continue to engage with them as we work though our rezoning.’ATCR also canceled their interview after seeing the protest story saying they didn’t know enough about the issue to comment. Their performance was on land properly zoned and cleared for concerts. ‎APTN wrote them again Sunday as it obtained more information, including the letter from the MTCS opposing the full permit. ‎“We do not have any further comments on this matter but appreciate you are doing this investigation work,” said manager Guillaume Decouflet.The bylaw investigation isn’t the only one facing Burl’s Creek, as their promoter for WayHome is subject to a private prosecution launched in December in the provincial offence court in Orillia by local resident Wendy McKay.McKay alleges alteration of lands without approval, such as roads through the property, and violation of the bylaw over camping and parking.A justice of the peace is scheduled to rule whether the private prosecution can proceed Sept. 14.Another festival is scheduled for early August that will see the biggest names in country music converage on the lands and thousands of people to catch the concerts.Kjackson@aptn.ca‎‎@afixedaddresslast_img read more

Fort Nelson considering banning plastic bags

first_img“Reasons come from a sustainability perspective and the fact that when you look at landfills and the amount of bags that blow around at times and the challenges associated with plastic bags from an environmental perspective,” said Barry.Barry added that Council is only in the preliminary phase and much discussion is still needed before any decision can be made. FORT NELSON, B.C. – Fort Nelson is considering banning plastic shopping bags.In a council meeting on July 9th, a resolution was passed which gave Council a 90-day window to decide if they would ban plastic bags.According to the Fort Nelson’s Chief Administrative Officer Scott Barry, the reason behind the potential ban is the challenge plastic bags create from an environmental aspect.last_img read more

Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

first_imgTokyo: Japan partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday for the first time since the 2011 disaster. Decontamination efforts have lowered radiation levels significantly in the area about 7 kilometers (4 miles) southwest of the plant where three reactors had meltdowns due to the damage caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The action allows people to return to about 40 percent of Okuma. The other hometown, Futaba, remains off-limits, as are several other towns nearby. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USMany former residents are reluctant to return as the complicated process to safely decommission the plant continues. Opponents of lifting the evacuation orders in long-abandoned communities say the government is promoting residents’ return to showcase safety ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next summer. The government has pushed for an aggressive decontamination program by removing topsoil, chopping trees and washing down houses and roads in contaminated areas, though experts say the effort only caused the contamination to move from one place to another, creating massive amounts of radioactive waste and the need for its long-term storage. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe meltdowns at three of Fukushima Dai-ichi’s six reactors caused massive radiation leaks that contaminated the plant’s surroundings, forcing at its peak some 160,000 people to evacuate their homes for areas elsewhere in Fukushima or outside the prefecture. Evacuation orders in most of the initial no-go zones have been lifted, but restrictions are still in place in several towns closest to the plant and to its northwest, which were contaminated by radioactive plumes from the plant soon after its meltdowns. More than 40,000 people were still unable to return home as of March, including Okuma’s population of 10,000. Town officials say the lifting of the evacuation order in the two districts would encourage the area’s recovery. “We are finally standing on a starting line of reconstruction,” Okuma mayor Toshitsuna Watanabe told reporters.last_img read more

Ohio State football goals unchanged after Braxton Millers injury

OSU redshirt-senior kicker Kyle Clinton (39) punts the ball during the first day of fall practice Aug. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorIn the Ohio State football team meeting room, a sign details the Buckeyes’ “plan to win.”The plan lists playing great defense first, followed by winning the turnover battle, scoring in the red zone and winning the kicking game.That plan was designed to put the Buckeyes in a position to win Big Ten and national titles, and that doesn’t have to change after senior quarterback Braxton Miller suffered a season-ending injury Monday.Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman confirmed that those plans haven’t changed, adding that the team knows exactly what it has to do.“We’ve just got to compete for championships,” Heuerman said Wednesday.Senior cornerback Doran Grant reiterated the words of Heuerman, saying the expectations at a place like OSU never change.“We’re the Ohio State Buckeyes, and we’ve got to get there,” Grant said.OSU coach Urban Meyer said Miller’s injury — which he said is a torn labrum in the signal caller’s throwing shoulder — caused a “devastating” moment on the practice field. However, the team has come back strong since then, he added.Meyer went so far as to say Wednesday morning — when the Buckeyes’ participated in their 20th practice this fall — was arguably the best practice any of his teams have had since his staff arrived in Columbus.“Really impressed,” the third-year OSU coach said. “The energy, the speed; I think they see the light at the end of the tunnel, so it was a very, very good day.”Meyer said moving forward without Miller is a “huge test” for his team, but the players have been up to the challenge so far.While Miller did account for 44 percent of OSU’s offense last season, Meyer said the most important thing right now is getting his team ready — no matter who is on the field. He said a quarterback is an “important cog” in the team, but there is more than that to winning football games.“One thing our team is pretty good at, and I’ve gotten better at, is worrying about the moment,” Meyer said. “And the moment is getting a team ready.”While redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett has been penciled in to Miller’s previously set-in-stone spot, players on the defensive side of the ball know they have to step up just as much as the offense.“Play great defense” is No. 1 on OSU’s plan to win, after all.“On the field, playing, we just have to get the job done,” Grant said. “We have our job to do.”Senior linebacker Curtis Grant, who is entering his second season as a starter on the Buckeye defense, said the injury to Miller doesn’t have to mean more pressure for the defense.He said that adding pressure on oneself can lead to a decreased quality of play on the field. At the end of the day, Curtis Grant said the Buckeye defense just has to keep doing what they always do.“We still go out there and have fun and play the game,” he said. “Because that’s what we’re here for.”Doran Grant said the OSU defense knows it has to step up, but that doesn’t necessarily stem from Miller’s injury.In 2013, the Buckeye defense gave up 5,284 yards of total offense, including 3,752 yards through the air. Those numbers, especially coming on the heels of two consecutive losses to the end the season, are considered subpar by some for the famed Silver Bullets defense.“I mean, we have to take it to another level just coming back from last season,” Doran Grant said of the team’s defensive outlook this fall. “That’s just something we have to do.”Doran Grant said the team will head into the new season with a chip on its shoulder, but has to ignore any criticism coming from the outside to find the desired success.Playing great defense is certainly still in the plans for OSU, as are winning the turnover battle, scoring in the red zone and winning the kicking game.Things will certainly be different for OSU in a full season without Miller, but the Buckeyes don’t think that has to change their ceiling in 2014.OSU’s schedule is set to begin Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Football Ohio States offensive process stays the same results improve

Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) prepares to call a play in the third quarter against Nebraska in Memorial Stadium on Oct. 14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn Ohio State’s home opening loss, the team averaged just 5.1 yards per play and scored only 16 points.Since then, the offense has averaged 7.8 yards per play and 53.2 points per game. Whether it be improved play, new personnel, different play-calling or some combination of the three, something would appear to have changed with the team.But to co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, the difference in the production might be more attributed to improved chemistry rather than any other drastic changes to the team.“I felt earlier in the year when we struggled, we didn’t come into the game with momentum,” Wilson said. “I think we’ve came through each week with momentum. Now you’ve still got to execute on Saturdays, but I think we’re coming into the game with some confidence and some momentum during the week of practice.”With each win Ohio State has secured, the team seems to be clicking more as a cohesive group of players and finding more success in nearly everything it has tried. But why wasn’t the 49-21 win against Indiana enough to propel the Buckeyes into their clash against Oklahoma?Quarterback J.T. Barrett believes the key to building momentum does not come as much from practice as much as it does from executing plays in games. At the time of the Oklahoma game, the Buckeyes had played just one game and were still searching for their identity.“I think it’s interesting being that in college, we don’t have a preseason,” Barrett said. “In NFL preseason games, they get time to get going as far as actual game to football. We just try to do the best we can in practice. And everything doesn’t click in the first weeks of college football.”As far as changes to playcalling or improved execution of those plays, the Buckeyes believe they are right where they were at the beginning of the season. The only difference now is that they have had a chance to thoroughly knock some rust off and the individuals are now starting to play more like a team. “We’ve put it all together the way those groups can play,” Wilson said. “What we’re trying to sell right now, the more we play together, the more we play for each other, linemen stepping up, the second and third tight ends, second and third running backs, five, six, seven receivers. The more guys play, the more energy is. It grows, that chemistry.”Could it be that simple? Is the only key to beating a top-five opponent just having more chemistry on the team? Redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said it just might be. The starting wideout believes Ohio State’s improved play is a direct result of the team just connecting better with each other. He felt fine with how the team was preparing earlier in the season, even after it took its loss to Oklahoma. Now it’s just about everyone executing better.“I just feel like you approach every day the same,” Dixon said. “If you don’t approach the date being the best you can, you’re going to lose. Different opponents come, but it’s still the same thing week after week. You’ve still got to be at your best.”The Buckeyes will train to maintain the momentum and chemistry through the off week before its matchup against Penn State. read more

Agent refuses to comment on Frenkie de Jongs future

first_imgFrenkie de Jong’s agent has given no indication on whether or not his client will be leaving AjaxThe 21-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of Ajax’s brightest prospects in recent years and has caught the interest of Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur.Recently reports have suggested that Real Madrid are now in the race for De Jong and are willing to pay €80m to fend off competition.The 13-time European champions view him an upgrade to Mateo Kovacic, who left on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I can neither confirm or deny it,” agent Ali Dursun told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, via Mundo Deportivo.Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are also allegedly interested in the midfielder.De Jong himself stated recently that he intends to remain at Ajax for now, while sporting director Marc Overmars announced he will not be leaving Amsterdam in January.last_img read more

Busquets worried after Barcelonas defeat

first_imgThe Blaugrana footballer admits there were many defensive mistakes in the match against Leganes today in the Spanish La Liga tournamentBarcelona lost 2-1 to the team located in the bottom of the Spanish La Liga tournament: Leganes.What’s worst. The Blaugrana had a 1-0 advantage until they let their rivals score twice in 69 seconds.And for Barca’s midfielder Sergio Busquets, there is something to worry his team about.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“We have had the advantage on the scoreboard, but we conceded too much to our rivals,” he said to Spanish newspaper Marca.“We haven’t been consistent nor solid. And they have been able to overcome a disadvantage in two minutes. Then we had trouble creating chances because they have closed their lines.”“It’s clear that this is something to worry about, not about receiving goals in 69 seconds, but about not scoring. We have to be more solid and score outside home,” he added.“We are a team, we win and lose together. There has to be an evaluation of the team. Eleven footballers played and we all lost.”last_img read more

Ranieri says Leicester match will be emotional

first_imgFor the first time since being sacked last year, the Fulham manager is meeting the team he led to glory in the 2015-2016 seasonManager Claudio Ranieri helped Leicester City win their first English Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season.The Italian coach is now with Fulham and will play against the Foxes for the first time since he was sacked last year.“It’ll be very strange. Very emotional moment, but it’s OK. That is football. It will be a good moment, for sure, but we have to win,” Ranieri told Reuters.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Every match is a cup final. Our fans must help us and we must make them proud of us.”“I want to see progress after Southampton and Chelsea,” he commented.“The more we play together they [players] improve, there are players who understand early and others must work some more.”last_img read more

Dino Zoff reveals the secret of Donnarummas rise

first_imgLegendary Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff believes he understands the secret to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s improved form for Milan this season.The AC Milan shot-stopper appears to have overcome the off-field problems that affected him last season as he has gone on to establish himself as Italy’s No 1.“His secret? It’s simple, he became a man,” Zoff, regarded by many as the Azzurri’s greatest-ever shot-stopper after Gianluigi Buffon, told Football Italia via Corriere della Sera.“He’s more aware now, he’s an adult and he’s learning to manage the stages of his life, which are also phases during a match.Zoff also spoke of the resilience of the keeper suggesting he’s not overwhelmed by mistakes.His saves were evident and crucial in Milan’s last clash against AS Roma which helped the team salvage a 1-1 draw in a cagey encounter.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….DONNARUMMA WITH THE AMAZING DOUBLE SAVE! [via: @TVACM] pic.twitter.com/wilekEDyGL— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) February 3, 2019“He doesn’t fall to pieces after making a mistake anymore. The other night he missed a cross, so much so that moments later he made a superlative save.”The Rossoneri are currently ranked the fourth best defence in the Serie A which is partly due to the effort of the teenage goalkeeper.Gattuso’s men are in the race for a Champions League spot and have a chance of clinching a silverware in the Coppa Italia.last_img read more

Wildlife Response Team Respond To Two Juvenile Northern Elephant Seals

first_imgSeals haul out on Alaska beaches when it is time to molt (shed their hair). Molting is a very energetically demanding process for pinnipeds, especially for elephant seals. Elephant seals experience a catastrophic molt where they lose all their fur at once. ASLC operates a 24-hour stranding hotline where trained professionals will walk people through the proper steps to assist an animal in distress. Call 1-888-774-SEAL if you see a sick or injured marine mammal. ASLC Wildlife Response Curator, Jane Belovarac notes, “When elephant seals are in their molt, they can look sickly. They don’t just lose their hair, but they also shed the underlying segments of skin as well.” ASLC professionals are confident that while these animals appear lethargic and injured, it is due to their molt. Both elephant seals that were reported in Seward had robust and healthy body conditions, and did not require veterinary treatment.center_img Wildlife Research Biologist Sharon Melin, with NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center: “While it is unusual to see northern elephant seals on the beaches of Alaska, it is not outside their range of behavior. During their solitary migration, individuals haul out in small numbers all along west coast beaches. After the long migration from California to feeding areas near Alaska, the juvenile seals may have needed to haul out to rest before continuing their migration or foraging activities.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Wildlife Response Team with the Alaska Sealife Center responded to two juvenile northern elephant seals hauled out on the shores of Seward. Since opening in 1998, the Center has only received eleven elephant seal response calls.last_img read more

Janmashtami celebrated with fanfare

first_imgA youth dressed as the Hindu god Krishna takes part in a procession during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival in Dhaka on 14 August, 2017. Photo: AFPThe Hindu community of the country observed Janmashtami, marking the birth of lord Krishna, on Monday with due religious fervour, says UNB.According to Hindu religion, lord Vishnu incarnated in the universe as lord Krishna in the prison of Raja Kangsa on this day, the eighth of “Shukla Pakkha” (bright fortnight) in the month of Bangla calendar Bhadra in Dwapara Yuga to protect “Dharma” from the hands of devils.Sri Krishna was born to Devaki and her husband Vasudeva in Mathura to which Krishna’s parents belonged.Hindu community members brought out processions in the capital, divisional cities and district towns displaying the eventful life of Krishna and held other programmes on the occasion.Different socio-cultural and religious organisations also observed Janmashtami with various programmes.President Abdul Hamid hosted a reception at Bangabhaban marking the day.last_img read more

5 shot dead on way to Shaktiman funeral

first_imgShaktiman Chakma.Five people were shot dead while three others sustained bullet wounds on Friday when unknown miscreants opened fire on people going to attend the funeral of Rangamati’s Naniarchar upazila chairman Shaktiman Chakma.The deceased are Tapan Jyoti Chakma, convener of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF), Sujan Chakma, Pranab Chakma, Setu Chakma and microbus driver Md Sajib.The victims were going from Khagrachhari to Naniarchar to attend the funeral in a microbus.Three of the deceased died on the spot while two more succumbed to their injuries at a local hospital, police said. Unidentified people had shot Shaktiman dead on Thursday while he was on his way to the office.Shaktiman was also the vice president of Chakma Jana Sanghati Samiti (MN Larma), a faction of the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS).last_img read more

SingleGame Tickets for Remaining Mens Basketball Home Games on Sale Friday

first_imgTickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Cardinal fans may also purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online at Ticketmaster.com, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, including the KFC Yum! Center.  Convenience fees are applied with Ticketmaster orders.  The direct link to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster is here.A flexible three-game group ticket plan for any of the Cardinals’ eight remaining ACC home games is also available, allowing fans to choose the best available seats for any three games to include in the package. The ticket groups may be purchased through Ticketmaster at this link.  Individuals will be prompted for the appropriate information through the online process.Additional information on obtaining tickets for a UofL event is available by calling (502) 852-5151, connecting online at GoCards.com/mbbtickets, or by visiting the UofL Ticket Office.   Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s final five home men’s basketball games in the KFC Yum! Center will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m., including games against three teams currently ranked among the nation’s top 12 teams.center_img Tickets will be on sale for the Cardinals’ games against North Carolina (Feb. 2), Duke (Feb. 12), Clemson (Feb. 16), Virginia (Feb. 23) and Notre Dame (March 3).  Tickets for home games against Boston College (Jan. 16), NC State (Jan. 24) and Pittsburgh (Jan. 26) also remain on sale.  Tickets are dynamically priced and pricing is subject to change.last_img read more

Turning hausfrau into entrepreneurs

first_imgRashmi Bansal, has a string of bestselling books to her credit. At a young age of 24, she chose the road of entrepreneurship and created a niche for herself in the media industry. As she releases her new book Follow Every Rainbow which is on the lives of women entrepreneurs, she opens up here what a woman has to face to establish herself in the field of entrepreneurship and what her first love is.Your new book Follow Every Rainbow is based on women entrepreneurs. Tell me something more about it. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Follow every rainbow’ is the inspiring story of 25 women entrepreneurs who started their own business as well as raised a family. These women are from all parts of India and span the age group from 26 to 70. Their businesses range from the very large (national brands such as Biba, Baggit and Cremica) to small but unusual (pharmaceutical plant, loan recovery agency and waste management). These stories can inspire any ordinary woman to convert her latent passion into a business, to dream and to achieve her hidden potential. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou are quick in releasing books.Your last book Poor Little Rich Slum came in 2012 and now we are just three months into this year and you are here with a new book. So how do you manage everything as you co-own JAM?The work of researching and writing this book – Follow Every Rainbow – was going on for the past two years. Once I completed all the preliminary work, it took me only three months of concentrated efforts to complete the book. As for JAM, I am not a hands-on editor now, as I have a young dedicated team that handles the day to day work. My main focus is writing books. Till now, you have written only on entrepreneurship. Do you have any plans to write on a different subject?I find entrepreneurship to be vast and endless ocean of stories. At present I have no plans to write on a different subject.Do you think women have to face ‘extra challenge’ of gender-bias in the industry in their budding years?More than gender bias I feel women face the stress of how to manage their career and family responsibilities. Often, they will compromise for the ‘greater good’ i.e focus on raising children because they do not get required emotional and social support to make it possible to have both.If I am not wrong, you are the first generation entrepreneur in your family. How difficult was it for you to establish yourself?I opted to start my own company at the age of 24. No doubt it was unusual at the time and my parents were apprehensive. However, they did not stop me from doing what I wanted to do. And today they say I definitely made the right decision.last_img read more

A laughter ride

first_imgThe Capital is set to laugh all the way as Dhruv Arts and Cultural Society is up with their comic play Chamatkari Baba. A group of 18 artistes and two technicians will be presenting the ninety minute show that is a full of humours and satires. Pradeep Sharma, who have been in theatre for 10 years is the writer and the director of the show. The performing artistes are – Pradeep Singh, the writer himself with Surbhi Pandey, Rajat Budhiraja, Gagan Chawla, Arti Wahi, Supriya Budhiraja, Manohar Pandey, Amreesh Kumar, David Massey, Chhavi, Mohit Aggarwal, Sunil Rawat and Twinkle Singh. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The play explains the hilarious situations and comic relations of a baba and his chela. It’s a story about two men who come from a village to explore the colorful life of a city.  The glamour of the city doesn’t let them go back. Now the problem that they face is source of their survival for which they take up the profession as one becomes baba and the other his chela. The play further goes on highlighting other menace of the society. When: 20 July Where: Alliance Francaise, 72 Lodi Estate Timing: 4 pm and 7 pmlast_img read more

Tribute to a stalwart

first_imgHistory has been witness to confinements, executions, ostracisation and marginalisation of many famous persons in the process of their quest to establish new truths.  Socrates was executed for impiety; Galileo was kept under house arrest in the last few years of his life for his heliocentric idea. In the recent past the famous writer Paulo Coelho had to face electric shock treatment (ECT) for his love for theatre in his childhood, that too at the hands of his parents. The list can go on and on.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bratya Basu has paid tribute to a journey of a passionate theatre lover of the 1970s in Bengal, Ashim Chakraborty, in his latest directorial venture, Awdya Sesh Rajani (The Last Night). The play is based on the novel written by Shyamal Gangopadhyay, with the adaptation done by the playwright Ujjwal Chattopadhyay. The theatre was staged at Mohit Moitra Mancha, Paikpara, Kolkata on February 21. Credit goes to the Tourism Minister of Bengal, Bratya Basu for his experiment with another new theatre space with all the modern amenities after The University Institute Hall at College Street.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAshim Chakraborty has been described by Bratya Basu as the first person to be shunned by Bengali theatre despite him being dedicated and committed for the sake of theatre. Indrajit Chakraborty, the director of Paikpara Indraranga, a theatre group near the birthplace of Ashim Chakraborty has done an implausible job by picking up this person from the lost pages of history of Bengali theatre. The director of the play, theatre activist Bratya Basu refers to Ashim Chakraborty as the first person to realise the importance of the ‘Company Theatre’. Basu admires the success of his theatre which completed 1800 shows on trot on stage. In context of the controversial punch line from Ashim Chakraborty’s censored play, ekti bhalobashar blow-hot natok (A blow-hot play of love), Basu has used the tagline of the play Awdya Sesh Rajani as ekti bishader blow-hot natya (A Blow-hot theatre of grief). The play Awdya Shesh Rajani is based on the life of Ashim Chakraborty, who was a theatre lover, actor and director who carried the dream of making exceptional theatre in post-colonial Bengal. He was a theatre practitioner who had failed to gather initial attention of the spectators by doing conventional productions like Jonoiker Mrityu, Nil Ghora, Samraggni etc. in proscenium.  Amiya Chakraborty, the protagonist in the play, is passionately in love with theatre. It is his wife Mala, a school teacher, who supports the family financially while motivating Amiya to do better theatre. She helps him by choosing one of Amiya’s unfinished scripts, Barbadhu (The Prostitute), and predicts success for the play. The show creates records by running for 1144 nights in less than three years. The play is however marked as depicting vulgarity on stage. The educated Bengali bhadralok society was at discomfort with the play depicting intimate scenes between a zamindar’s son and a prostitute. The theatre questioned bhadralok cultural norms of sexuality finally leading theatre authorities asking Amiya to discontinue with his theatre performances. A few acts in the play were described as ‘laced with unnecessary seduction’ by the ‘intellectuals’ of the society which included a few Ministers from the political party in power as well. The theatre thus raises serious questions about the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’, the ‘moral’ and the ‘immoral’ along with questions of state censorship. Even the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata refused to run the show. Amiya Chakraborty filed a legal case and won it and the show went on. But the determination to resist such a powerful attack was gradually diminishing and Amiya Chakraborty stood cornered from all quarters of the society. The severity of the protest led to a massive heart attack and his untimely death. Awdya Sesh Rajani has been a spell- binding directorial production of international standards by Bratya Basu. The set designing by Debasish deserves a special mention for adding another dimension to the flavor of the production. The use of a tram on the set as a multidimensional space is enthralling. The tram compartment is used as a green room at times as well as entry and exit routes for actors. The non-linear treatment of the narrative is very exciting. The dead body of the protagonist waking up to unfold his own narrative, traversing through realms of reality and fantasy, performing on the stage of life as well as theatre is a heart rendering process. The dialogue, “rummage through my ashes; check whether my plays were genuine or not” rightly symbolises the spirit of the theatre. The scenes representing dreams and fantasy with ‘slow-motions’ seem like film-shots of exact precision. The scene of the blue horse with the protagonist’s failure in riding it and the fall thereafter is amazingly conceived and executed. The use of lights in these special sequences take the audience to a world of virtual reality and the effect leaves a permanent impression in their minds. Anirban Bhattacharjee as Amiya Chakraborty in the play has enthralled the audience with his superlative performance. Debjani Chatterjee as Rajani is brilliant in her role. The ease with which she carves out a passionate performance is worthy of acknowledgment. Satrajit Sarkar and Ankita Majhi have added to the success of intense stage acting. Bratya Basu has given the great man of theatre of the 1970s his due and the team of Paikpara Indraranga deserves a bow for their pursuit in unveiling the rich cultural heritage of creative Bengal.last_img read more

Disneys drone footage of Star Wars land is incredible

first_img ANAHEIM — The Force is gaining strength in Anaheim, where drone footage of the hugely anticipated Star Wars land has just been released.The short video gives a bird’s eye view of ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’, which is currently in construction and scheduled to open at Disneyland in 2019. Another Star Wars themed land will debut later that same year at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida.According to Disney, Star Wars will be one of the most detailed and immersive lands in Disney Parks history. Upon completion, Galaxy’s Edge will span 14 acres, will resemble a remote trading port on the edge of space, and will be divided into two difference sections: one dedicated to the First Order, and the other to the Resistance.Judging by the aerial footage, Galaxy’s Edge will not only be enormous, it will also be spectacular. We’re getting closer to reaching that galaxy far, far away and we can’t wait! Travelweek Group Monday, March 12, 2018 Share Posted bycenter_img Tags: Disney, Theme Parks & Attractions, Video Disney’s drone footage of Star Wars land is incredible << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more