Changing tides: As COVID-19 positivity rates decrease, county beaches reopen

first_img Share RelatedCameron County honoring state order to “reopen” Texas on Friday      By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County’s shelter-in-place order, first enacted on March 25, and the 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew, will effectively end today, Friday, May 1, in response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive orders to “reopen” the state. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr.…May 1, 2020In “News”Now open: Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new pavilion, boardwalkBy GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Several local, county, and state officials officially opened the new pavilion and boardwalk on Isla Blanca Park via a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 29, just before sunset. The pavilion and boardwalk have been open since last week, in conclusion to over a year of construction…September 6, 2019In “News”County parks, boat ramps and regulated religious services allowed under new Cameron County executive orderBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Editor’s note: This article will be updated as more information becomes available.  County parks, boat ramps and religious services in Cameron County are now allowed to operate, with restrictions. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. announced the lifted restrictions during an April 24 press conference. The…April 24, 2020In “News” Beachgoers on Isla Blanca Park’s mile of beach on Sept. 8. Photo by Gaige Davila.By Gaige Davilaeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comCameron County beach accesses and beach parks reopened this past Tuesday, as Texas sees its COVID-19 positivity rate dipping below 10 percent for the first time since late June. Anglers fish from Isla Blanca Park’s jetties on Sept. 8. Photo by Gaige Davila.On Sept. 8, families and anglers came to the reopened Isla Blanca park, distancing themselves from others on the mile of beach between the Jetties and the Sandpiper Pavilion. Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced the reopening during a press conference on Thursday, Sept. 4, saying beach parks like Isla Blanca Park and Andy Bowie Park would reopen with a 50 percent parking capacity. The two parking lots in between the Sandpiper Pavilion and the D.J. Lerma Pavilion are now wrapped in caution tape, prohibiting people from parking there. Beachgoers and anglers are limited to parking at the first lot near the D.J. Lerma Pavilion as part of the county’s reopening regulations. On the county’s Beach Access 5 and 6 and Boca Chica Beach, cars must be parked 20 feet away from each other. Cameron County’s reopening of beaches comes as Texas’s COVID-19 seven-day positivity rate drops below 10 percent, decreasing to 9.64 percent on Sept. 1. As of press time, the state’s positivity rate has fluctuated between just under ten percent and 7.24 percent, the state’s seven-day positivity rate on Sept. 6. Texas’s COVID-19 positivity rate, which had not been below 10 percent since June 22 (9.76 percent), measures the percentage of COVID-19 cases in the past seven days in relation to the number of tests that have occurred.A juvenile grey heron strolls the Jetties at Isla Blanca Park on Sept. 8. Photo by Gaige Davila.The county beaches reopening also comes after media attention towards RV reservations inside Isla Blanca Park and Andy Bowie Park. Stuart Diamond, a South Padre Island attorney, who is representing 13 people who were ticketed after surfing at Isla Blanca Park on July 24, accused Cameron County of privatizing the beach parks for RV renters. Those tickets have not been dismissed upon the beach park reopenings, Diamond said. Because the surfers were allegedly violating the then-valid emergency management order—which closed county beach accesses and parks—by walking through Isla Blanca Park, Cameron County’s reopening of the beach park does not change the status of the tickets, Diamond said. Diamond expects trials for the tickets to occur sometime next year but hopes the tickets could be dismissed before then. The PRESS has contacted Trevino’s office and is awaiting comment on why Cameron County has reopened beaches and if it is related to Texas’ decreasing COVID-19 positivity rate or the surfers being ticketed in Isla Blanca Park. Members of the Surfrider Foundation’s South Texas Chapter had scheduled a protest on Sept. 6, calling for Cameron County to reopen the beach parks and access to the general public. The rally was cancelled after Treviño announced the county’s beach access and beach parks would be reopened. “We got our public beach parks back open, so now it is up to you all individually to be responsible and show Cameron County that we can be responsible while enjoying them,” the group said in a Facebook post.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Top climbers seeking to use world championships in Hachioji as springboard to 2020 Games

first_img KEYWORDS Although they also have individual disciplines — bouldering, lead and speed — to contend in, the participating climbers will perhaps put an emphasis more on the combined competitions because the sport will make its Summer Games debut next year in a combined form under the name “sport climbing.”One top Japanese finisher each from the men’s and women’s field that will be placed seventh or better in the combined disciplines will automatically book a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.A total of 20 men and 20 women will compete at the Olympics.The best seven climbers in both the men’s and women’s combined competitions at the world championships will also be competing in Tokyo next summer. The other 13 spots will be determined during an Olympics qualifying event and the continental championships.Japan will use the Combined Japan Cup, which is scheduled to be hosted (at a TBA site) in May, as an Olympic trial, too.Tomoa Narasaki, who captured the season title in bouldering on this year’s World Cup circuit, is aiming a gold medal, not just an Olympic berth, at worlds.“I won the season championships of the bouldering World Cup circuit and it’s given me confidence. And I’ve gotten better feelings for speed and lead as well,” the 23-year-old said at a news conference at a Hachioji hotel on Saturday. “So I can get in the world championships with confidence. I’ll try to be the best in the world here, rather than trying to be the top Japanese finisher to earn a spot for the Olympics.”Top veteran female climber Akiyo Noguchi has already decided to retire from the sport after the Olympics. The 30-year-old wants to clinch a berth to the Tokyo Games this time, which would enable her to fully focus on training.“The Hachioji event will be my last world championships,” said Noguchi, who placed fourth in the combined competition at last year’s worlds in Innsbruck, Austria. “Looking back from the time I started the sport when I was 16, I don’t recall seeing this many press people at the world championships. There wasn’t even a press conference like this back then. And it’s incredible that I can compete at the world championships in Japan.“I’d like to make this World Championships as best as possible for me, and earn a spot for next year’s Olympics so that I’ll be able to have better preparation in the next year.”Meanwhile, Jakob Schubert of Austria enters the Hachioji event as the reigning men’s combined gold medalist yet he said his mindset is different this time.“Last year was actually kind of a surprise to win the combined,” the 28-year-old said. “My biggest goal was to win in front of my home crowd in Innsbruck, Austria, especially in lead.“This year, the goal is completely different. I’ve been preparing trying to do well in the combined discipline because my main goal is to qualify for next year, for the Olympics in Tokyo.” Japanese climbers are fired up to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during the IFSC Climbing World Championships, which kicks off on home soil on Sunday.The event will be held at Esforta Arena Hachioji, which is located on the outskirts of the Japanese capital, and conclude on Aug. 21. Tokyo 2020, 2020 Olympics, sport climbing, Tomoa Narasaki, Akiyo Noguchi, IFSC Climbing World Championships, Jakob Schubert GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img (From left) Tomoa Narasaki, Akiyo Noguchi, Switzerland’s Petra Klingler and Austria’s Jakob Schubert pose for photos at a news conference for the IFSC Climbing World Championships on Saturday. | KAZ NAGATSUKA RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Absentee Voting Sites Are Now Open

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Any qualified voter who expects to be absent from his/her election precinct or who will be unable to go to the precinct polling place may cast an absentee ballot. A voter who is unable to go to the polls may apply for a ballot through a personal representative beginning September 16. A qualified voter may apply for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic transmission (fax). Voters may choose to vote absentee in person beginning September 16 up to and including Election Day.center_img SITE LOCATIONS:Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s Office, George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building, 144 N. Binkley, Soldotna – Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Election DayKenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, 638 E. Pioneer Avenue, HomerMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM through Election DayHomer City Clerk’s Office, 491 E. Pioneer Avenue, HomerMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Monday, October 1stKenai City Clerk’s Office, 210 Fidalgo Avenue, KenaiMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Election DaySeldovia City Clerk’s Office, 235 Dock Street, SeldoviaMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Monday, October 1stSeward City Clerk’s Office, 410 Adams Street, SewardMonday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Monday, September 30th.last_img read more

Disabled Vehicle On Sterling Highway Damaged, Items Stolen

first_imgThe dispatch states that while parked an unknown person(s) broke out a window and stole several items including; a gas can, ski goggles, clothing and various forms of identification.  The suspects also cut the gas tank hose and stole fuel. The amount of the stolen items is estimated at $300.00 and the damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500.00, according to the Troopers. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to a disabled Chevy pickup, near mile 69, on the Sterling Highway on January 15. According to an online Trooper dispatch posted on Sunday, investigation revealed the pickup had been left overnight due to mechanical issues.center_img Anyone with information is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453.  The investigation is still ongoing.last_img read more

Passion returning to Crimson Tide for A&M game

first_imgTUSCALOOSA – Two plays in last week’s game may be a turning point for the Alabama football team.Sure, the seventh-ranked Crimson Tide won all but one game, but something was missing.Alabama’s business-like approach stripped the passion out of the players. It took a hard-fought, one-point battle to bring back the emotion.The Crimson Tide (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) got away with it for the first four games, but not against Ole Miss.With the Arkansas game in the balance in the final minutes, safety Landon Collins intercepted a pass from Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen to seal the game.Relief and joy flooded out of the players. The Crimson Tide celebrated a significant accomplishment.“When Landon Collins intercepted the ball at the end of the game, I haven’t seen that much emotion out of our team in a long time,” coach Nick Saban said.It was such a celebration that a penalty or at least sideline warning could have easily been give to the Crimson Tide by the officials.“It was great,” defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said. “Running down the field, I was tired, but had to go celebrate with him. I was happy for him. He’s a great guy and works hard and he deserves it.”Alabama players go out of their way to keep their emotions in check and focus on what it takes to win championships. Fans storm the field and goal posts are torn down when teams beat the Crimson Tide.Fullback Jalston Fowler said last week that Alabama keeps it basic and acts like it’s been there before in big wins.“I mean, I know coach has talked about how people on the sideline have just been standing there,” offensive lineman Austin Shepherd said. “No one’s really been cheering us on. The only time we celebrate is after a touchdown. I mean, we’ve got to get excited. You got to be excited when someone makes a first down, makes a long run, runs someone over. I feel like there’s not a lot of that, and we’re trying to fix that right now.”The players need to find the balance between focus and joy. As Saban reminded them, football is a game that is supposed to be fun.“It was the most emotion we’ve shown all year,” Allen said of the winning defensive play. “I think we need more of that. A team that is emotionally attached to one another will play harder for one another. Now I feel like that’s a big key of playing defense.”Saban also noticed that his players played nervous this season, or afraid to lose. And then mistakes happen because they want to make a big play so badly.Another balance must be struck.“You go in business-like; you just want to stay focused, but I mean it’s fun when you’re playing this game,” Shepherd said. “Everything is serious until you get to the game. I’m not saying the game’s not serious, you’re still serious during the game, but then you have to have fun during the game so that you just play loose.”The other key play may have led to the emotional outburst.It was in the second half when Alabama went for a first down on a fourth-and-1.Blake Sims attempted a quarterback sneak and failed. He went into the wrong hole, and was upset with himself afterward.“I was really pleased; I really saw our players helped him and support him because he made a mistake,” Saban said. “That was good. We needed that on our team. That’s been missing on our team.”Now that the Crimson Tide let its hair down, there’s a feeling among the players that the second half of the season will be different.Execution remains an issue, but now the players plan to loosen up and play with passion again.The early loss to Ole Miss took away the pressure of being perfect. Finishing strong and having fun are more important to them now.“We’re working very hard and growing closer,” Allen said. “I think our emotion is growing each and every week.”last_img read more

Cousins Camaryia, Kalisa Williams pacing MCC women to a great start on the court

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Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive By Nate ThompsonLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON – Camaryia and Kalisa Williams helped transform Reeths-Puffer’s girls basketball program from down-and-out to up-and-coming. They’re doing the same with the Muskegon Community College women’s squad this season.The talented guards, who also are cousins, have helped lead the Jayhawks to a 10-3 record, including a 4-1 mark in their Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s Western Division.Camaryia Williams brings the ball up the court for MCC in a recent game. Photo Leo ValdezMCC is tied for the division lead with Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Mid Michigan Community College, and will visit Mid Michigan on SaturdayThe Williams cousins have been key components in the Jayhawks’ winning strategy this season.Second-year head coach Amanda Parker says what the Jayhawks lack in size, they more than make up for with their athleticism and defensive intensity.The team has just two players over 5-foot-9 on their nine-player roster, but their red-hot start has Parker thinking they could have a shot at qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament.“We’re a small team and we’re not going to beat teams by dominating in the post – we rely on our defense to win basketball games,” Parker said, a former All-State standout at Mona Shores who enjoyed a strong four-year playing career at Western Michigan University.The defense-first strategy is led by Camaryia Williams, a 5-foot-5 sophomore, who leads the team in assists (4.1) and steals (3.5), and is a ferocious rebounder for someone her size, grabbing nearly eight boards per game.She’s also more than capable of scoring when needed, currently averaging a shade under 10 points per game.“Camaryia is super quick and athletic,” Parker said. “Last year, we relied on her to score more, but we’ve got a few more players capable of that this year, so she’s doing other things. She’s definitely capable of filling up the stat sheet. She’s been close a couple times this year to a triple-double.”Being a multi-faceted contributor suits Williams just fine. She feels this year’s squad is more talented than a year ago, when MCC finished 20-10.Kalisa Williams sets up a play during a recent game. Photo/Leo Valdez“This year, I’m trying to be more of an all-around player,” she said. “My job is finding the open shooters and locking down on ‘D’ on the other end.“I consider myself very athletic, so I think I can do all that.”Kalisa Williams calls her older cousin the team’s “energizer bunny.”“She’s always encouraging us and yelling ‘Let’s go ladies,’ and trying to get us fired up,” Kalisa said.Camaryia has been a mentor to Kalisa, a 5-4 freshman guard, and Kalisa can do the same next year, when Camaryia’s younger sister, Reeths-Puffer senior Artrese Williams, joins the program.“We have a great relationship,” Kalisa said about Camaryia. “Every day she’s pushing me to be better and on days that I’m down, she’s pushing me up. She’ll talk to me about the weaknesses in my game and what I need to do to improve. She’s always pushing me to reach my full potential.”Parker wasn’t entirely sure what to expect this season from Kalisa, who had most of her final two seasons at Reeths-Puffer wiped out by ACL injuries to her right knee. She missed the final 14 games of her junior season and only played in one game during her senior year.Kalisa said her second rehab was the most difficult because she was pushed by her physical therapists to try new things, like jumping off a box onto her right leg.“I was cleared to play in October, but I don’t feel like I’m at 100 percent yet,” she said, noting her knee is still occasionally sore.Despite her continued discomfort, Kalisa has been demonstrating that all of her hard work in rehab was worth it. She’s leading the Jayhawks in scoring at 16.7 points per game, keyed by a much-improved outside shot.Her biggest outburst of the season came on Jan. 11, when she poured in 32 points in a victory over Lansing Community College.“I’m not sure what she was like in high school, but I think her game has changed (since her knee injuries),” Parker said. “She’s really developed her outside shot, and she may rely on that more than she used to. But when drives to the basket, she’s not backing down against anyone. It could be a 6-footer in the paint and she’s still going right at them.”Both Williams said they’d like to continue their collegiate playing careers at either the Division 2 or 3 level, and if possible, they like to stick together.If the past and present are any indication, success is bound to follow them. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. 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Mercedes and Botass have agreed to extend the contract

first_imgThe F-1 championship team “Mercedes” has agreed with Finnish motorist Valters Botas on the extension of the contract, according to the sources of the portal “motorsport.com”. Content will continue after the ad Advertising The contract has not been signed yet, but the team and the rider have agreed on a one-year contract.Botass himself said in Austria before the second stage of the season that he hopes to reach an agreement as soon as possible so that he will have less distractions in the future, thinking about the title of world champion.Toto Wolf, the head of the Mercedes team, said that there was no hurry to announce the composition of the 2021 drivers. After this season, the contract is also signed for the six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.Botass has started this season successfully, winning first and second place in the first two stages of the season, being the leader of the championship.last_img read more

Holton softball team shut down by Coleman 5-0 in Division 4 state quarterfinals

first_img Not relevant × Mail Report a problem This item is… Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… Shop Now Bestseller × DEAL OF THE DAY $14.99 (35309) Inappropriate / Offensive (3879) DEAL OF THE DAY By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comGREENVILLE – The Holton softball team once again ran into a good Coleman squad in the Division 4 state quarterfinals.But the results were not so good for the Red Devils this time around.Kaylie Piper jumps up to snag the short pop up for Holton. Photo/Jason GoormanOne year after defeating the Comets and advancing to the state semifinals, Holton was blanked by Coleman 5-0 on Tuesday at Greenville High School.The Red Devils closed their season with a 32-10 record, which included a CSAA conference championship and district and regional titles.“We had chances and couldn’t make it happen,” said Holton Coach Kirk Younts. “Coleman made good plays. They are a good team. I am getting sick of playing them. They are always competitive, but so are we.”The Red Devils struggled offensively, only managing to muster three hits throughout the comtest. Haylee Brant, Kaylie Piper and Shelbey Younts each collected singles for Holton.The Comets opened the scoring in the third inning on an RBI single by Jaden Berthume, which scored Liz Dana.The Red Devils looked to tie the game in the fourth inning with a pair of one-out walks by Morgan Murat and Courtney Slater, but failed to get a runner past third base.Morgan Murat rounds third base in hopes of reaching home for Holton but is held up. Photo/Jason GoormanColeman increased its lead to 2-0 in the sixth inning on an RBI single from Kalie Weidman, which scored Brianna Townsend following her two-out triple.Holton had the tying runs on base in the bottom half of the sixth with two outs, but ended the frame on a groundout to the pitcher.The Comets added three runs in the seventh inning on an RBI double from Berthume and an RBI single by Faith Barden.Barden scored the final run of the contest on a Holton error.“It’s been great,” Younts said about the Red Devils’ season. “We played tough against tough competition. We are going to keep fighting and keep playing good schools to get better.” Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Bestseller Other ENDS IN Fox Sports Go Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly ENDS IN × Not relevant $22.99 $0.00 Share Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Bestseller ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY (1445) Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Bestseller Displayed poorly Other Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY $19.38 DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again.center_img Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Sports Illustrated ENDS IN Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Share Bestseller Not relevant × × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Other Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Shares Other Twelve Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Not relevant Bestseller Not relevant ENDS IN Displayed poorly Other $0.00 Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… Bestseller $0.00 ENDS IN $9.99 Inappropriate / Offensive (5153) Displayed poorly $20.00$233.61 NBC Sports Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly (8133) ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Ads by Amazon (975) DEAL OF THE DAY Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… (832) (32825) Other Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

PGA pro Hoffman says Tour’s return plan doesn’t ‘have all the answers’

first_img COMMENT Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 21st May, 2020 10:38 IST PGA Pro Hoffman Says Tour’s Return Plan Doesn’t ‘have All The Answers’ Charley Hoffman, one of the players providing input as the US PGA Tour plots its return from its coronavirus hiatus, says golfers will face a changed landscape First Published: 21st May, 2020 10:38 IST Charley Hoffman, one of the players providing input as the US PGA Tour plots its return from its coronavirus hiatus, says golfers will face a changed landscape when competition resumes. “What we used to do and how easy, how fluid we had it is not going to be that way any more,” Hoffman said on a Zoom conference with reporters on Wednesday. “We can’t just jump in a courtesy car and be at the course in eight minutes. “We’ll just have to figure it out.” Hoffman, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, is chairman of the 16-member Player Advisory Council, which advises commissioner Jay Monahan and the Policy Board.He said the Tour has prepared as well as possible for its scheduled restart at the Charles Schawb Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, June 11-14. But, Hoffman said, the unexpected is sure to crop up. “They’re plans … they’re not set in stone and we’re not acting like we have all the answers,” Hoffman said. “It’s very comprehensive and detailed, but I wouldn’t say it’s the end-all by any means.” The tour will implement pre-tournament nasal swab tests for some 400 players, caddies and staff before each tournament. Players and caddies will answer health questions and have their temperatures taken every day at the course, where social distancing measures will be in force. Many of the usual amenities offered — on-site dining, dry cleaning and at some events courtesy cars — will not be available, nor will families of players be able to attend. The tour will charter plans and arrange hotel accommodations for players and caddies in an effort to limit their possible exposure to the virus. “The players are ready to go back and we have a great plan in place,” Hoffman said, adding that he thought players would be raring to go after a break that began in March. “I think everyone will be mentally sharp, not worn down by a long season,” he said. “Once that gun goes off it will be fun to get the juices going.” (AFP)[10:10, 5/21/2020] Navashri Republic: Jakob Ingebrigtsen triumphs in family affair as racing returns in NorwayParis, May 21 (AFP) Jakob Ingebrigtsen edged out brother Henrik to set a national 5km road race record as athletics returned to Norway after a coronavirus-enforced absence. Jakob clocked 13min 29sec in Stavanger with Henrik just a couple of seconds behind, also inside the old record time of 13:37. “The most important thing for the boys is to have a good experience and to get started with the season,” Gjert Ingebrigtsen, the father and coach of Jakob and Henrik, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK in remarks carried by Athletics Weekly. The 2.5km loop course street race had been adapted to meet health rules because of the pandemic.  center_img FOLLOW US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India last_img read more