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Heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat, one feared drowned

first_imgHeavy rain was reported in at least six districts in Gujarat with Chhota Udepur taluka receiving 271 mm rainfall till Tuesday evening, officials said. Chhota Udepur, Panchmahal, Dahod, Mahisagar, Surat and Vadodara districts have been receiving heavy rains since Monday evening, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. While Chhota Udepur received 271 mm rainfall between Monday morning and Tuesday evening, Pavi Jetpur, in the same district, received 177 mm rainfall during this period.Orsang, Ashwin and Heran rivers flowing through Chhota Udepur district are in full spate, said Chhota Udepur Collector Sujal Mayatra. He said a few families living in low-lying areas along the Orsang river in Bodeli taluka were shifted to safety. The district administration has advised people not to venture near rivers. The Met Department has predicted heavy rains at isolated places in Banaskantha and Patan districts in north Gujarat and in Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Gir Somnath and Kutch in the next 24 hours ending on Wednesday morning.On Tuesday, three persons travelling in a car had a narrow escape when their vehicle washed away while crossing a flooded causeway near Nasvadi in rain-soaked Chhota Udepur district, the Collector said, adding that locals saved the passengers.“Despite warnings, three occupants of the car insisted on crossing the causeway. Their car was washed away due to strong water flow. The passengers were saved by locals,” said the Collector. In another incident, a car was washed away while crossing a flooded causeway over Dev river near Vyara village in Vadodara district, police said. A Waghodia police station officer said they suspect that a lone person travelling in the car was feared drowned. An NDRF team has been working to try and locate the car, he added.last_img read more


December 1, 2019 0

Wednesday Group, Dreamchaser rule inaugural PBS

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Organizer Destine Javelona said the league resumes on Oct. 14. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Makati-based teams Wednesday Group and Dreamchaser Basketball hacked out thrilling victories on Saturday to rule their respective divisions in the inaugural Premium Basketball Showcase held at Kerry Sports at Shangri-La at the Fort.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kanter believes Westbrook will stay in OKC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Shooting guard Roy Cayanan scattered 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Wednesday overcame Goto Pilipinas, 79-77, to claim the Spartan division crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutForward Jake Diwa and burly center JR Casulla also shone for Wednesday, which stunned R. Lapids, 74-73, in the semifinals of the division limited to recreational players.Earlier, center JM Agustin took charge with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Dreamchaser to a 66-62 triumph over erstwhile unbeaten Compadres-Wilmer in the 18-Under finals of the tournament backed by PMT Clothing, Basketball TV and Nike Park.last_img read more


November 30, 2019 0

Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 2-year, $10 million deal

first_imgThe agreement is similar to the one the Mavs and Nowitzki reached last year, although for significantly less money. Last year’s contract was for two years and $50 million, and the club declined its option before free agency opened this year.The 39-year-old Nowitzki is no longer the primary option for the Mavericks, so a $5 million deal is more in line with his role on a roster that has become significantly younger since the start of last season. The $25 million salary from a year ago was as much about Dallas paying Nowitzki for his loyalty, which included taking less money to help acquire free agents through the years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBryant retired following the 2015-16 season, his 20th with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the fifth player to spend at least 20 years in the NBA.Nowitzki doesn’t seem to have ruled out playing past the coming season. At the NBA awards show last week, he hinted as much during his acceptance speech for the teammate of the year award. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection LATEST STORIES Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates after scoring his 30,000 career point in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center on March 7, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS, TEXAS—Dirk Nowitzki has a deal with the Dallas Mavericks that sets him up to join Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one NBA franchise.Nowitzki and the Mavericks have agreed on a two-year, $10 million contract that carries a team option in the second season, a person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday on condition of anonymity because a deal hasn’t been announced.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LOOK: Paul Millsap bids farewell to Atlanta on Instagramcenter_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Regardless of how much longer he plays, Nowitzki’s legacy is secure after leading the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 as the NBA Finals MVP. The 7-foot German is also the only foreign-born player with 30,000 career points, a milestone he reached last season.But Nowitzki wants to get back into playoff contention before he leaves after the Mavericks missed the postseason for just the second time in 17 seasons.Nowitzki was second to Harrison Barnes in scoring last season at 14.2 points per game and could drop further with Wesley Matthews going into the third year of his deal as the starting shooting guard.Dennis Smith, taken ninth overall in the draft, and Yogi Ferrell are two young point guards who will spend time running the pick-and-roll with Nowitzki and 23-year-old center Nerlens Noel, a restricted free agent the Mavericks are expected to keep after trading for him at the deadline last season.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View commentslast_img read more


November 28, 2019 0

Rain plays spoilsport in SL vs Aus World Cup tie

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November 28, 2019 0

Half F1 grid is after Nico Rosberg’s seat, says Niki Lauda

first_imgMercedes have been approached by half the Formula One grid since world champion Nico Rosberg announced his retirement on Friday, according to the team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.”Practically half of Formula One and maybe more. I am constantly taking calls,” the Austrian told Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport on Saturday.Lauda, himself a triple world champion who announced his retirement in 1979 and then came back three years later and won the 1984 title, said he had been shocked when Rosberg told him his decision a few hours before the announcement.”I took it badly. I was not expecting it. Nobody in Mercedes imagined he could say ‘enough’. At first I didn’t believe him,” he said. (Ecclestone shocked by Rosberg retirement)”‘Nico,’ I told him. “Are you pulling my leg? Is it a joke?’ But he, seriously, said it was all true. Truly incredible.”Lauda, who said his main aim after securing a first title had been to win another, said Mercedes were ill-prepared for the situation and it would not be easy to replace Rosberg, with the other top drivers all signed up.”Hiring a youngster is a risk and we don’t know how strong he would be,” continued the Austrian.The team’s German reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein, the 22-year-old who raced for Manor this year, is one of the few immediately available options.Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said all options would be considered, with the search starting on Monday.Rosberg collected his winners’ trophy in Vienna at a prizegiving gala on Friday and was at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Sindelfingen, Germany, on Saturday, along with Hamilton and other team members.advertisementHamilton told the crowd that he intended to be at Mercedes for at least another 10 years, having been part of the “family” since he was 13, and hoped to have learnt some German by the time he retired.”If you’re looking for a German teacher, call me up as I’m looking for a job,” said Rosberg.Hamilton, all smiles as he patted Rosberg on the back, with their fierce rivalry now one for the history books, jokingly replied that his soon to be ex-team mate was “the worst German teacher you could have.”He tells me all the wrong words,” he said.last_img read more


November 20, 2019 0

Gujarat Lions were far more professional than us, says Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Friday praised his Gujarat Lions counterpart Suresh Raina for his brilliant 46-ball 84 which paved the way for Lions’ win over KKR at Eden Gardens.Raina played a captain’s knock to guide struggling Gujarat Lions to a much-needed four-wicket win over two-time champions KKR.Chasing a challenging 188-run target set by KKR, Raina led from the front with a blistering 46-ball 84 to set the platform for the Gujarat Lions victory.Raina’s efforts also saw him overtake Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli in the list of IPL’s all-time leading run scorer.”Raina) is a quality player and they are a quality side as well. It is always good to see Raina get runs, but obviously not against us (smiles). We are still in a good position. I would have taken four (wins) out of six games if you had asked me at the start of the tournament,” Gambhir said.Coming on to bat at the No.3 position, Raina took the attack to the opposition bowlers and decorated his innings with nine boundaries and four sixes to steer Gujarat Lions chase. He was ably supported by Brendon McCullum (33) and Aaron Finch (31) who stitched 42 runs off just 21 balls for the opening stand to get Gujarat Lions chase off to a flier.Down the order, Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 19 to finish off the proceedings for Gujarat Lions with a boundary in 18.2 overs.Gambhir said Gujarat were far more professional than his side on the day.”I thought we batted really well. 188 was a really good total, but they took the game away from us in the first six overs. The way Finch and Baz (McCullum) batted, they took the game away. Whoever plays against Gujarat would want to chase because they are a batting-heavy side. They were far more professional than us tonight,” he said.advertisementMeanwhile, Raina said it was a great team effort.”It was an important game for us, do or die I would say. Wicket was pretty good, and we really bowled well towards the end. We came back strongly. We kept losing wickets in the middle and I thought I had to stay till the end. Kept telling myself, look to be positive. No need to play cross-batted shots. It was a good team effort today,” said Raina, who got the man of the match.last_img read more


November 19, 2019 0

Datsun to launch redi-GO 1.0L in India on July 26

first_imgAfter the launch of the redi-GO, Datsun India will launch the 1.0-litre variant of the small car on July 26. Datsun has also commenced with the pre-bookings for the redi-GO 1.0L for an initial token amount of Rs 10,000. Datsun had launched the redi-GO in India last year at a price of Rs 2.41 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).Like the Kwid, Datsun too will give an update to the redi-GO with this 1.0L engine with reports suggesting an AMT version for the car in the coming months. The new redi-GO 1.0L will get an updated engine while the cosmetics will remain unchanged.Jerome Saigot, Vice President, Datsun India said, “With the positive customer responses to the redi-GO and redi-GO Sport, we are delighted to offer the redi-GO version with a more powerful 1.0L engine. The redi-GO 1.0L with the iSAT engine is an ideal package for customers looking for attractive design, power and performance. Today’s youth want a car that shows their personality with style, and redi-GO 1.0L is ready to meet their needs with more power and convenience.”Datsun redi-GOWe tell you everything about Datsun’s upcoming redi-GO 1.0L. Price:We expect the Datsun redi-Go to be slightly higher than the current top-end model. It could be priced at around Rs 3.9 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)Design:The Datsun signature grille sits proudly up front and the swept up headlamps look unique too. In profile the sharpness of the design is evident. Under the skin though the platform has been heavily modified. As a result the redi-GO sports a wheelbase of 2,430mm which is 70mm shorter than the Kwid.advertisementDatsun redi-GOAt the same time it is higher and offers marginally more ground clearance at 185mm. It is also shorter than the Kwid and overall designers inform us that the redi-GO is nine per cent smaller than its sibling, the Kwid.Engine:The redi-GO will get the same 999cc engine that is in the top-end model of the Kwid, minus the AMT gearbox. Called Intelligent Spark Automated Technology or iSAT, the engine churns out maximum power output of 67 bhp and maximum torque of 91 Nm. The transmission duties are carried out by a five-speed manual transmission. Like the Kwid 1.0L, the redi-GO 1.0L will also be available only for the top end version. The new iteration will come in the T (O) and S variants of the redi-GO.Datsun redi-GOFeatures:Inside the Datsun brings a breath of fresh air. The dash is smart and offers plenty of cubby holes to place knick knacks. The dash is smart to look at and the controls are within easy reach of the driver. However thanks to the low cost, quality of plastics is not good. The instrument panel comes straight out of the Micra Active and is dominated by a large speedo.A small digital readout tells drivers about trip, fuel level and rpm along with other tell tales. The driving position is slightly high up and view ahead is clear to the driver. At the back there is space for two and the third one is a bit of a proverbial squeeze.Datsun redi-GOCompetition:The Datsun redi-GO competes against the likes of Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki 800, Tata Nano and Hyundai Eon in the market.ALSO READ:Datsun redi-GO with 1.0L engine to launch in India on July 19ALSO READ:Gujarat-based diamond merchant gifts 1200 Datsun redi-GOs to his employeeslast_img read more


November 19, 2019 0

Bryant, Correa Top MLB rookies

first_imgNEW YORK — Big expectations followed Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa from the moment each was drafted just a few years ago.It didn’t take long for both to deliver.Bryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year on Nov. 16, and Correa took the American League prize in a close vote by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Correa explained on a conference call from his home in Puerto Rico, where he said thousands of proud supporters were waiting to celebrate with him. “It really means a lot not only for them, but me as well.”The surprise top pick in the 2012 amateur draft, Correa recalled how some questioned whether he warranted that selection. But by June this year, he was starting at shortstop in the majors and leading the young Houston Astros toward the playoffs.Bryant, chosen second overall by the Chicago Cubs in 2013, made his big league debut on April 17. The third baseman quickly became an All-Star on a rising team that also reached the postseason.“I think we’re in very similar situations in that we’re surrounded by a lot of young guys,” Bryant said. “I think the only expectations that really matter are the ones you put on yourself. I definitely exceeded my own expectations.”The 23-year-old Bryant batted .275 and led big league rookies with 26 homers, 31 doubles and 99 RBIs as Chicago returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.Seeking their first championship since 1908, the Cubs were swept by the New York Mets in the NLCS.“I think there is a way to top this year and that’s to win the World Series,” Bryant said. “I think heading into next year this whole experience is going to help myself and our whole team in general.”Bryant received all 30 first-place votes for 150 points in balloting by the BBWAA. San Francisco third baseman Matt Duffy was second with 70 points, and Pittsburgh infielder Jung Ho Kang third with 28 points.Correa received 17 firsts and 13 seconds for 124 points. Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor was second with 13 firsts, 14 seconds and two thirds for 109 points, and Minnesota designated hitter Miguel Sano was third with 20 points.Correa began this year in Double-A and made his major league debut June 8. He hit .279 with 22 homers, 68 RBIs and 14 steals, helping the Astros make their first postseason appearance in a decade. The youngest position player in the major leagues, he turned 21 in September.“It’s like a season that I only thought was going to happen in a dream,” said Correa, who acknowledged the metal plate in his right leg caused him pain much of the year.Correa’s 2014 season with Class A Lancaster was cut short in June because of a broken right ankle.Houston’s only previous Rookie of the Year was Jeff Bagwell, who won the 1991 NL honor. Bryant is the Cubs’ sixth winner and first since catcher Geovany Soto in 2008.Bryant and Correa each had the $507,500 minimum salary in the majors.Houston gave Correa his debut after making sure he won’t be eligible for arbitration until following the 2018 season.Bryant was left in the minors at the start of the season despite showing off his prodigious power during an outstanding spring training. Chicago brought up Bryant after waiting just long enough to ensure he cannot become a free agent until after the 2021 season.“I think I played with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder this year, and I think it’s good to play that way sometimes,” Bryant said. “In high school I kind of got labeled like I didn’t really care about playing just because I was so relaxed out there, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth.”___By Mike Fitzpatrick, AP Baseball Writer. AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum, and AP Sports Writer Jay Cohen in Chicago contributed TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


November 18, 2019 0

Nick Bosa Tweeted A Heartfelt Message For His Ohio State Teammates

first_imgNick Bosa celebrates a sack during game against Michigan.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Nick Bosa will miss Ohio State’s big game at Penn State tonight, as the Buckeyes’ star defensive lineman is still recovering from an injury suffered against TCU that required surgery.Bosa, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, is likely to miss several weeks moving forward.Urban Meyer has said that the star defensive lineman is recovering well from his injury, but there’s still a ways to go. Bosa’s parents have said that he’ll likely be out until November.From ESPN.com:The player’s mother, Cheryl Bosa, told ESPN that her son will rehab the injury in Philadelphia until Friday, then return in November, at which point he will be re-evaluated. But she said he was hoping to return to action this season.“He’d love to [play again this year],” she said. “It’s a day at a time right now. He’s a beast. I go to [physical therapy] with him every day and he’s doing what he’s supposed to do.”Bosa wishes more than anything that he could be out on the field against Penn State tonight.He tweeted the following message for his Buckeyes teammates before kickoff:“I wish more than anything that I could be out there with my brothers tomorrow,” he wrote.I wish more than anything that I could be out there with my brothers tomorrow @youngchase907 @roblanders96 @TheOfficial_80 @JonathonCooper7 @JayRock_9 @R2X_Rushmen1 pic.twitter.com/wVdOP96dj8— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) September 28, 2018Ohio State will certainly miss him. The Buckeyes still have a ton of talent on the defensive line, but nobody quite matches up to Bosa.OSU and Penn State are set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Maple’s CEO tells us about his favorite dish

first_img 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.Living without food delivery would be difficult, especially if you reside in a city where it’s integrated into daily life. But not all takeout is created equal. Everyone has their favorite pizza spot and knows the Chinese food that won’t be soggy on arrival. And then there are the companies that have made meal delivery their entire business, from Blue Apron for DIYers to Caviar for those who want takeout from higher-end restaurants. Our favorite newcomer is Maple, a meal delivery service that believes great, wholesome food shouldn’t be difficult to come by.Maple recruits NYC’s most talented chefs to design rotating daily menus that feature seasonal, high-quality ingredients and simple preparations. Some mainstay dishes like BBQ baked chicken sit alongside specials like curry spiced shrimp. There are always vegan and vegetarian options and they just added a sushi menu to the lineup. To learn more about Maple, we chatted with CEO Caleb Merkl to see what’s behind the kitchen door.First things first; why food delivery?Food delivery doesn’t work well right now. Most traditional restaurants aren’t built to send meals outside of their dining rooms, which means delivery experiences are highly inconsistent. Consumers tend to be met with an overwhelming number of choices, the food itself often shows up in a pretty sorry state, and to top it all off, customers pay hefty fees for the privilege of such an experience.Maple was built from a blank slate with the idea of making the delivery experience feel premium at every step of the process. We deliver balanced meals made from the highest quality ingredients, wrapped in a great experience and all at a price that a traditional restaurant can’t come close to.We love that you source quality, seasonal ingredients and cook wholesome food that’s healthier than traditional delivery. Can you talk about some of the farmers and purveyors you work with and why?One of Maple’s most compelling aspects is the quality of the ingredients we use in our dishes—on par or, in some cases, significantly better than what you’d find at your favorite neighborhood bistro, but at substantially more accessible prices. We have an incredible internal sourcing and purchasing team that invests an enormous amount of time and energy into finding and building strong relationships with the best purveyors. Happy Valley Meat Co. is a B-corp based in Brooklyn that works as a co-op for largely Amish farmers in Pennsylvania focused on humanely raising and butchering cattle. We use this farming co-op for many of our beef and lamb offerings. We work with Satur Farms on Long Island who grows custom green blends for us that are meant to be slightly heartier—they stand up better for salad delivery. We also work with local favorite Balthazar Bakery for much of our bread.Related: Mile End’s guide to New York & MontrealWhat do you look for when deciding to work with a new chef? Are there any coming up on the roster you’re really excited about?Our Executive Chef Soa Davies, Chief Culinary Officer David Chang and Maple’s Culinary Board have been instrumental in helping build the program by personally taking part and connecting us with chefs they admire. The Guest Chef program emphasizes culinary experimentation and an opportunity to pair the Maple platform with fresh perspectives from New York’s Culinary scene. We love it because we spend time with some of the best chefs in the city (tinkering with recipes no less) and our customers enjoy a fresh take on the Maple experience. And many guest chefs have loved the experience so much, they ask to come back. Maple is a platform for chefs to experiment with recipes outside their own restaurants and provides an opportunity to reach a very wide swath of Manhattan in a single gesture. We have some great collaborations coming up this fall but aren’t quite ready to share more details yet.Do you see Maple expanding to more New York boroughs or additional cities in the near future?Right now, we’re focused on serving as many hungry New Yorkers in Manhattan as possible. We’re excited to expand but will do so as fast as we can without sacrificing our product and experience. Either way, I’m confident people are going to see a lot more of Maple in 2016 and beyond.What’s your favorite dish currently on the Maple menu?We just launched sushi, which has really changed my life. I love sushi, but when it comes to ordering for delivery, I’ve always felt I had to choose between spending enormous amounts of money or sacrificing on quality. We’ve spent a lot of time perfecting our offering, and it feels like a game-changer to be able to have rolls made with such high-quality ingredients at our price point. Beyond that, I love some of our “Standards” (menu items that don’t rotate) like our Thanksgiving Dinner. I’ve also been known to nurse a pint of “All Puffed Up” which is an exclusive ice cream flavor we developed in collaboration with Ample Hills Ice Cream in Brooklyn. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it. The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Nowlast_img read more


October 24, 2019 0

7 Show-Stopping Cocktails to Sip While Watching the Grammy Awards

first_img1.5 oz Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc1 oz SVEDKA Vanilla1 oz matcha tea syrup*1 oz egg white1 oz cream soda.5 oz lemon juice.5 oz lime juiceMethod: Combine all ingredients in a shaker without ice and shake dry. Add ice and shake. Strain into a highball glass and pour soda in a careful stream toward the center of the glass. The head of the drink will rise above the glass lip just slightly when it is ready.*Matcha tea syrup: 1 part brewed matcha tea combined with 1 part white sugar until dissolved. Cool before using and store refrigerated.Moon Spritz 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Editors’ Recommendations 1 part Absolut Vodka1 part sparkling wine.5 parts Lillet Blanc.5 parts lychee liquor1 part sodaIridescent luster dustMethod: Combine non-sparkling ingredients and .5 grams luster dust and refrigerate. When ready to serve, shake, add to glass,and  top with sparkling ingredients. Garnish with a submersible LED light or a speared cherry half-dipped in silver glitter.center_img 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather The 60th annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday, January 28, and all the stars will be out. Whether or not you care about who wins the most prestigious music honors, someone you know probably does. What that means is that on Sunday night — especially since there is no football — you’re likely to find yourself at a Grammy-watching party.If you’re into award show parties, great! You’re in your element. Whip up a batch of your famous seven-layer dip, grab an extra bag of tortilla chips, and start taking bets on who will win. Don’t want to be at a Grammy-watching party? Well, we can’t really help you there — sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to. What we can do, though (whether you’ve been blasting “24K Magic” waiting for this night or not), is make sure you are prepared in the potent potables category.Not everyone will win a Grammy on Sunday, but these Grammy cocktails are all winners in our book.Japanese Penicillin(Created for Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN, Zuma, New York City)50 ml Nikka coffee grain whisky15 ml Lagavulin15 ml ginger syrup15 ml honey water15 ml yuzu juice15 ml egg whitePlum bittersMethod: Shake over ice and pour it over a cube in a snifter. DespaTITO(Created for “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, STK, New York City/Los Angeles)1.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka.5 oz Japanese yuzu juice.5 oz simple syrup1 jalapeno sliceMethod: Muddle jalapeno in shaker. Combine Tito’s, yuzu juice, and simple syrup. Strain over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with jalapeno.Geishi Smash(Created for “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars, Zuma)2 oz premium vodkaA touch of Japanese yuzu juice sugar syrupEgg white (optional, but when used, emulsifies the cocktail and elevates the texture)Cucumber and shiso leaves, freshly muddledMethod: Shake to perfection and serve over rough cut chunks of ice from a block, in a double old fashioned glass rimmed with sea salt. I’ve Got Issues(Created for “Issues” by Julia Michaels, STK)1.5 oz spirit of your choice (vodka or tequila).75 oz St-Germain.75 oz lime juice.75 oz simple syrup2 cucumber slices6 mint leavesMethod: Muddle mint and cucumber with lime juice and add  simple syrup. Add vodka and St-Germain. Shake and strain into martini glass and garnish with cucumber.Million Reasons … to Drink(Created for Lady Gaga, STK)1 oz light rum1 oz tequila1 oz gin1 oz vodka1 oz Earl Grey syrup.5 oz lemon JuiceMethod: Combine all ingredients and pour over ice in Collins glass. Kim Crawford’s Perfect Pitch Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 7 Show-Stopping Cocktails to Sip While Watching the Grammy Awards Closelast_img read more


October 24, 2019 0

Keppel Names Bumi Armada’s FPSO

first_imgzoom The naming ceremony for the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel Armada Kraken was held at Singapore-based Keppel Shipyard on August 27.According to the shipbuilder, the harsh-environment FPSO vessel is on track for delivery to Armada Kraken, a subsidiary of Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider Bumi Armada.The FPSO is designed for operations in the North Sea under a stringent regulatory regime.With a design life of 25 years without dry-docking, it will be deployed to produce the heavy oil found in the Kraken field in the UK sector of the North Sea.Keppel Shipyard’s work scope for the Armada Kraken project includes refurbishment and life extension works, upgrading of living quarters to accommodate 90 personnel, installation of an internal turret mooring system as well as the installation and integration of topside process modules.Armada Kraken is able to handle a peak fluid rate of 460,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), 275,000 bpd of water injection, 20 million standard cubic feet (MMscf) of gas handling and has a storage capacity of 600,000 barrels.“With Armada Kraken, Keppel and Bumi Armada would have completed our 15th conversion/upgrading project together,” Michael Chia, Managing Director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel O&M.last_img read more


October 24, 2019 0

Subrata accuses Left of voting for BJP in lieu of money

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress candidate from Bankura Lok Sabha seat Subrata Mukherjee came down heavily upon the CPI(M) accusing them of casting their votes in favour of BJP in lieu of money. Mukherjee lost to saffron party’s Subhas Sarkar by a margin of over 1.74 lakh votes.”The Left had fielded Amiya Patra, one of their national level leaders from Bankura seat. He is a party veteran and is a resident of Taldangra which is one of the Assembly segments under Bankura parliamentary constituency. In 2016 Assembly polls, Patra had secured 73,000 votes from Taldangra alone. However, he could manage only one lakh votes overall in Bankura parliamentary constituency. This is a clear indication that the Left votes had gone to the BJP. I have lost to this ugly game played by the Left in Bankura,” said Mukherjee, who is also the state Panchayats and Rural Development minister. He reiterated that he bagged more votes than TMC’s Asansol candidate Moon Moon Sen but ended up losing with a deficit of over 1.71 lakh votes. He also alleged that the Congress had also voted marginally in favour of the BJP and this will be revealed further in the next Assembly polls scheduled in 2021 when they will have an understanding with the saffron party. The TMC veteran, however, sounded optimistic of a comeback in the 2021 Assembly polls. “It will not be too difficult to form the government in 2021 and we are hopeful of bouncing back,” he added.last_img read more


October 20, 2019 0

BC Crown wont appeal rejection of highrisk label for man who killed

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia’s Crown prosecutors’ office says it will not file an appeal of a judge’s decision rejecting a high-risk designation for a man who killed his three children.Allan Schoenborn was convicted of the first-degree murders of his daughter and two sons in February 2010, but a judge ruled he was not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder.A review board ruled in 2015 that Schoenborn should have escorted access outside of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital where he’s being held in Port Coquitlam, and the prosecution service announced it had applied to have him designated a high-risk accused.A B.C. Supreme Court judge decided last month that Schoenborn didn’t fit the criteria for the high-risk label, and while the killings were brutal, they were committed because of the man’s delusional state.The prosecutors’ office now says in a news release that after a thorough review it has determined there is no legal basis for an appeal.The office says Schoenborn hasn’t yet been permitted to go on escorted outings, his detention will continue to be reviewed, and the Crown will appear at the review hearings to advocate for the public interest.last_img read more


October 17, 2019 0

Video surfaces of First Nation man being bullied

first_imgAPTN National NewsPolice in Dryden, Ont. are asking for the public’s help after video of an Aboriginal man being bullied went viral.The video was posted online and sent to APTN National News by a number of people.In the video a man is seen sitting on a bench at McDonald’s.Another man standing over him taunts and slaps him in the head. He challenges the man to go outside.But the man seems to be struggling.The chief of police in Dryden, himself a First Nation man, says it actually shows a “heinous” crime.Rob Davis says investigators know the identities of both the victim and suspect but need to speak with the person who shot the video.Anyone with information is asked to call 1-807-223-3281.last_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

Net direct tax collection crosses Rs 10 lakh cr mark

first_imgNew Delhi: The net direct tax collection figure has crossed the Rs 10 lakh crore mark as on March 16, helped by the fourth and final installment of tax payment, sources said. The entire advance tax data from across the country has not come yet, the sources said. However, the preliminary assessment indicates that the net direct tax collection has crossed Rs 10 lakh crore, they said. The net direct tax collection during April-January of this fiscal stood at Rs 7.89 lakh crore as against Rs 12 lakh crore targeted for the entire fiscal of 2018-19. The government had earlier estimated the mop up from direct tax collection at Rs 11.5 lakh crore, which was revised upwards by Rs 50,000 crore in the interim Budget for 2019-20. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe government has been putting on a brave face on meeting the direct tax collection target. “On direct taxes, we are reasonably confident of (meeting the target). But on the indirect tax front, there may be some shortfall,” Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said last week. The government in the interim Budget revised customs collection target from Rs 1.12 lakh crore to Rs 1.30 lakh crore. The GST collection is pegged at Rs 6.43 lakh crore for 2018-19, which is lower than the targeted Rs 7.43 lakh crore. However, the GST collection is expected to rise to Rs 7.61 lakh crore in the next fiscal.last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0

Morocco Group of Young Men GangRape 97YearOld Woman

first_imgCasablanca – A group of young men, aged between 25 and 27, raped a 97-year-old elderly woman in Sidi Sliman (68 miles northeast of Rabat).The crime took place last Thursday, March 13, when a group of young men, allegedly under the effect of drugs, broke into the house of an elderly woman, and then assaulted and raped her at knife-point.The elderly woman attempted to shout for help, but her neighbors could not hear her frail screams. The suspects fled the scene after committing the crime, and police investigations are still ongoing in order to apprehend them.The elderly victim, who was injured and psychologically traumatized, was immediately taken to Sidi Sliman Hospital to receive treatment.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more


October 12, 2019 0

Avalanche buries fourstar hotel in central Italy

At least 30 people are missing after a massive avalanche buried a mountain hotel in central Italy.The Hotel Rigopiano, a four-star spa hotel in the central region of Abruzzo, was completely covered in snow after the avalanche Wednesday evening.The mountainous area has been hit by a series of earthquakes since August 2016, the most recent happening just hours before the disaster struck.Local Italian media reported some guests had sent text messages to emergency personnel saying they were trapped. read more


October 7, 2019 0

Ackman resigns from CP Rail board after moving to sell stake worth

Ackman resigns from CP Rail board after moving to sell stake worth $1.9 billion by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 6, 2016 3:49 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – The American activist investor who sparked a turnaround of Canadian Pacific Railway has resigned from the company’s board of directors.The Calgary-based company (TSX:CP) says Bill Ackman resigned Tuesday after more than four years on the board.Pershing Square Capital Management L.P., the hedge fund controlled by Ackman, said last month it was selling its entire 9.8-million shares, worth about $1.9 billion.Ackman led the effort to install a new board and new management, including attracting former CN Rail boss Hunter Harrison out of retirement to head the railway.“Over the last four years we have built a better CP and that model remains in place to continue to deliver not just for shareholders, but for customers and employees,” Harrison said in a news release.Named to join the board are banker Jill Denham and William Fatt, former chief financial officer of Canadian Pacific Ltd., the former parent company of Canadian Pacific Hotels and the railway.In separate news, Pershing Square disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it has a 9.9-per-cent stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill and that it planned to engage in discussions with the company. The Denver-based company struggled after suffering an E. coli outbreak and norovirus cases last year. read more


October 3, 2019 0

Hématophobie définition symptômes causes de quoi sagitil

first_imgHématophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?L’hématophobie se définit comme une peur intense du sang. Sans prise en charge, cette phobie assez courante peut devenir handicapante quand le sujet a besoin de certains soins médicaux.Qu’est-ce que l’hématophobie ?L’hématophobie ou phobie du sang est une peur excessive et irrationnelle, déclenchée à la vue du sang (le sien ou celui d’une autre personne) dans la vie réelle, en photo ou à l’écran (un hématophobe peut difficilement regarder une série médicale). Selon l’intensité de la phobie, quelques gouttes de sang peuvent suffire à provoquer un malaise. L’hématophobe peut aussi ressentir une vive anxiété par anticipation, à l’idée de devoir subir une prise de sang par exemple. Un point particulièrement ennuyeux : la peur d’être confronté à son propre sang est si forte qu’un hématophobe peut renoncer à un examen ou une intervention médicale dont il a pourtant besoin. Il faut aussi noter que l’hématophobie s’accompagne souvent de bélonéphobie (peur intense des aiguilles) : une « double peine » pour les sujets ayant régulièrement besoin de piqûres (injections quotidiennes d’insuline contre le diabète, par exemple).Les symptômes de l’hématophobieLes symptômes de l’hématophobie sont assez particuliers. Pour simplifier, on peut dire que l’organisme réagit en deux temps. Lors de la première phase, l’angoisse provoquée par la vue (ou la pensée) du sang entraîne une augmentation du rythme cardiaque, de la respiration et de la tension.La seconde phase est marquée par un malaise vagal, se traduisant par un ralentissement du rythme cardiaque, une chute de tension et une faiblesse musculaire. Chez les hématophobes, ce malaise entraîne souvent des pertes de connaissance.Les causes de l’hématophobieÀ lire aussiTrypophobie, l’étrange peur des petits trousL’hématophobie est parfois directement imputable à un évènement traumatisant dans le passé du sujet, par exemple s’il a été victime ou témoin d’un grave accident. Mais dans bien des cas, le facteur déclencheur de la phobie est difficile, voire impossible à déterminer avec précision. On peut cependant retenir que cette peur du sang renvoie habituellement à la peur de mourir, de se vider de tout son sang.Le traitement de l’hématophobieUne psychothérapie s’avère souvent efficace contre l’hématophobie, comme pour les autres phobies d’ailleurs. Vous pouvez notamment envisager une psychanalyse, pour rechercher l’origine de votre peur du sang, ou vous confronter progressivement à votre peur à l’aide d’une thérapie cognitive et comportementale. Un traitement médicamenteux ponctuel est aussi nécessaire dans certains cas, généralement à base d’antidépresseurs ou d’anxiolytiques. D’autres approches sont également possibles, telles que l’hypnoseou encore l’EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Cette dernière est une technique d’acupressure : elle consiste à exercer une pression avec les doigts sur certains points d’acupuncture.Le 28 juillet 2017 à 16:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0