Three Kashmiri separatists were questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) at its Delhi office on Monday in connection with a case related to funding terrorist and subversive activities in Jammu and Kashmir.An NIA official said Farooq Ahmad Dar, alias ‘Bitta Karate’, Nayeem Khan and Javed Ahmed Baba, alias ‘Gazi’, of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat were questioned on Monday and they had been asked to appear again on Tuesday. Dar, Ahmed and Khan were asked to bring certain bank and property documents, besides other papers, before the NIA team that had questioned them in Srinagar few days ago.Sting operationKhan, National Front chief, was seen on television during a sting operation by a televison channel, confessing to have allegedly received money from Pakistan-based terror groups.Inquiry initiatedThe NIA has initiated a preliminary inquiry against separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, for allegedly receiving funds from Hafiz Saeed to carry out subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley, including throwing stones at security forces, damaging public property and burning schools and other government establishments.Khan has since been suspended from the Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference.
February 15, 2015. Adelaide Oval. Packed stands, loud crowds, plenty of colour. Indian and Pakistani flags had taken over one of Australia’s most iconic cricket grounds. But even the locals couldn’t complain. It was India vs Pakistan in the World Cup and it seldom gets bigger than that on the cricket field.There was nervous energy on the field. The boisterous fans that flocked the Oval that day did not make it easy for the players in the middle. Somehow, Virat Kohli smashed a hundred but you could see that the Indian run-machine was far from his best. Shikhar Dhawan was more poised in his innings of 73 and together, the two Delhi boys put Pakistan’s attack to the sword and made them bleed enough. 300/7 in 50 overs looked like a mountain to climb for a Pakistan batting line-up that lacked any serious firepower. (India have traditionally bullied Pakistan in T20Is)And sure enough, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami shared six wickets between themselves to make it a one-sided contest. Pakistan were condemned to a 76-run defeat.A year and 12 days later, the arch-rivals will meet again.Plenty has happened since. India went downhill, losing ODI series against Bangladesh, South Africa and Australia. Pakistan lost further momentum in their game and more importantly, a scheduled series had to be put on hold after the political masters from the two countries failed to reach a consensus.Pakistan were supposed to ‘host’ India in December but India refused to travel to the Middle East. Shortly after Pakistan turned down BCCI’s offer to play in India. In fact, things came to a point where Pakistan had to wait for a government clearance to play the ICC World Twenty20 in India. After the nod, all eyes would be glued on Dharamshala where the sub-continental powerhouses will square up on March 19. (‘Pakistan ready for India’s formidable batting’)advertisementBut before we get there, in a dress rehearsal, India and Pakistan will lock horns at Mirpur in the Asia Cup T20. Matches between the two sides have been generally devoid of bad-blood but there could be serious tension on the field this time. During the height of the Kargil conflict in 1999, Wasim Akram had declared that the World Cup game against India would be mere practice match. After being humbled by Mohammad Azharuddin’s men on a chilly Manchester afternoon, Pakistani fans were baying for Akram’s blood? Practice match? Against India? How dare he? Akram led his men to the World Cup final but that did not really matter. He had overseen defeat against India and that could not be tolerated.Things may not be as heated this time but can you remember the last time India’s relations were normal against Pakistan? If it’s not cross-border terrorism, then it’s Pakistani rhetoric. They had contemplated pulling out of the World T20! And then they wanted to play their matches at a neutral venue. The Indian board responded in kind. Anurag Thakur insisted India was capable of looking after its guests and if Pakistan did not want to turn up, the BCCI could not help it. (Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batting)And what about the fans? A year is a long time and Pakistani fans would be gunning for revenge. That Adelaide defeat was an embarrassment. After all the build-up between India’s batsmen and Pakistan’s bowlers, what did it all come down to? A superb Indian bowling performance. India meanwhile, have been supreme this year despite the ODI series defeat in Australia. They fought back to blank the hosts 3-0 in the T2 0 series before a resounding 2-1 win over Sri Lanka at home. An emphatic opening victory over Bangladesh has all but established India’s supremacy in this format.Pakistan on the other hand, have been through troubled times. Losses against England and New Zealand haven’t helped the team’s confidence. Mohammad Amir’s return to international cricket after a five-year ban was marked by controversy and a mini-revolt in the side.India are a well-oiled machine at the moment. Mahendra Singh Dhoni knows which 11 players will make the final line-up for the ICC World T20 opener against New Zealand on March 15. Pakistan, on the other hand, are still looking for the perfect combination. Two of their players in the original squad suffered injuries and they had to fall back on the ageing Mohammad Sami. Skipper Shahid Afridi is not the force he used to be while their openers do not draw the same confidence as their Indian counterparts. (Pakistan gets government’s nod to play in World T20 )advertisementBut as generations of observers, fans, writers and players will tell you – nothing else matters on D Day. It all comes down to which team holds its nerves better. And if Pakistan can survive the tension of taking on a superior Indian side, they would have won half the battle.Brace up for a cracking Saturday evening!
NEW YORK – Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford has died. He was 84.In a statement released by NBC News on Sunday, his family said Gifford died suddenly at his Connecticut home of natural causes that morning.A versatile star on both offense and defense in an era when NFL players were starting to specialize, Gifford went on to a successful second career as a broadcaster on “Monday Night Football.”Gifford was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1956 when he led the Giants to a league championship.His family says in the statement: “We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1730 hours: EXPECTED STORIES; *Report of Junior Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi. *Report of World Junior Squash in Chennai. *Report of Asia Junior Championships in Jakarta.STORIES ON THE WIRE:SPO-IND-SWANNSwann predicts Indian comeback if ball doesn’t swing in TestsBy Chetan NarulaLondon, July 20 (PTI) Former off-spinner Graeme Swann foresees a strong Indian comeback in next month’s Test series against England if the ball fails to swing, the chances of which are high due to a warmer-than-usual English summer.SPO-ATP-INDRamanathan enter semifinals, Paes out of Hall of Fame OpenNew Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) Ramkumar Ramanathan notched up a straight set win over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil to reach his first ever ATP semi-finals but veteran Leander Paes bowed out after losing his doubles quarterfinal at the Hall of Fame Open grasscourt tournament in Newport.SPO-GOLF-WOMAmateur Pranavi wins 9th leg of Hero WPGTBengaluru, Jul 20 (PTI) Amateur Pranavi Urs held her nerves in the final stages and fired a birdie in the final hole to clinch the ninth leg of Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour with an even-par 72 in the third round here today.SPO-FOOT-LD INDFirst in 21 years: India to play China in football friendlyNew Delhi, July 20 (PTI) The Indian football team will play against China for the first time in 21 years, and the first time away from home, in an international friendly in October, continuing its preparation for the prestigious Asian Cup next year.advertisementSPO-SQUASH-LD WSFWord Squash Federation backs India on security at Jr C’shipsChennai, July 20 (PTI) The World Squash Federation (WSF) today expressed full faith in the security arrangements for the ongoing World Junior Championship here after a Swiss player pulled out citing safety concerns.SPO-ASIAD-CHEFDEMISSIONWFI chief Brij Bhushan officially named as India’s Chef de Mission for Asian GamesNew Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was today officially appointed as the Chef de Mission (CDM) of the Indian contingent for the upcoming 18th Asian Games to be held in twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang from August 19 to September 2.SPO-HOCK-WOMIndian women’s hockey team to take on hosts England London, July 20 (PTI) An upbeat Indian team is set to take on hosts England in its opening match of the Women’s Hockey World Cup here tomorrow.SPO-SHOOT-HEENAHeena begins preparations for Asian Games, focuses on basics and strengthening technique Bhopal, July 20 (PTI) Former world number 1 shooter Heena Sidhu has begun her preparations for the upcoming Asian Games in the right earnest, focusing primarily on polishing basics and strengthening technique. PTI APAAPA
Oppo on Friday launched the Oppo K3 in India. The mid-range smartphone comes to the country a couple of months after making its debut in China. The Oppo K3 offers a premium design language and a lot of the same specifications as the Realme X. It highlights a full screen 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and a Snapdragon 710 chipset.The Oppo K3 has been priced at Rs 16,990 for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant and Rs 19,990 for the 8GB + 128GB storage option. The company has partnered with Amazon to launch the Oppo K3 as the company aims to expand its online presence. The Oppo K3 will go on sale starting July 23 at 12pm on Amazon India. launch offers include instant discount Rs 1,000 on Axis Bank Debit and Credit card and on Credit Card EMI, Jio benefits worth Rs 7,050, Lenskart gift voucher Rs 5,000, Rs 1,000 cashback on purchsing the Oppo K3 via Amazon Pay, discount up to Rs 12,000 on Oyo and No Cost EMI on 3 and 6 months.Oppo K3 specificationsThe Oppo K3 looks similar to the Oppo Reno series in that it sports a notchless display up front and a 3D glossy rear panel in gradient Aurora Blue and Jade Black colours. It offers a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) notchless Super AMOLED display with a screen ratio of 91.1 per cent, 394 ppi and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Oppo K3 measures 161.2×76.0x9.4mm and weighs 191 grams.The smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with Adreno 616 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM. It runs on Android Pie with ColorOS 6 on top which means it gets an app drawer, Game Boost 2.0 and gesture navigation. The Oppo K3 also houses a 3,765mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging, which is again similar to the Realme X.advertisementThe Oppo K3 gets a dual camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel f/1.7 main camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor. Up front, the Oppo K3 gets a 16-megapixel sensor housed in the pop-up camera. The smartphone also supports Dolby Atmos sound.Yesterday, Oppo also quietly announced the Oppo A9, which offers a waterdrop display, Helio P70 chipset and a large 4,020mAh battery at a price of Rs 15,490. The Oppo A9 will be available via both online and offline stores starting July 20, 2019, in Marble Green and Fluorite Purple gradient colours.ALSO READ | Realme X vs Vivo Z1 Pro: How do the two premium mid-range phones compare<br />
Transfers Salah agent denies offering Liverpool star to Barcelona Goal Last updated 1 year ago 05:21 6/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Barcelona Liverpool Primera División Premier League Mohamed Salah The Egypt star was reportedly offered by his representatives to the La Liga champions but his agent has directly called out the claim Mohamed Salah’s agent has denied a report saying the Egypt star’s representatives had offered him to Barcelona.Reports of a potential exit to La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid by Salah from Liverpool have become frequent after his record-breaking debut season at Anfield.The attacker broke a Premier League record in for goals in a 38-game season with 32, and finished the year with 44 goals as he helped the Reds make the Champions League final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now This particular story surfaced on Wednesday with AS claiming sources indicated to the publication that representatives for the Liverpool attacker had offered him to the La Liga champions.The story also detailed Barcelona’s view that Salah was a fallback option if Antoine Griezmann’s rumoured move to the club did not work out, and that the representatives and the club were working together to find an agreeable number to entice Liverpool to sell.However, Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas has directly responded to AS’ twitter account denying that any such offer had occurred.“This never happened,” Abbas said from his Twitter account, quoting the AS story in his tweet. “AS, you need better sources.”Salah continues to recover from a shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final during a collision with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.This never happened. @English_AS you need better sources. https://t.co/Y4OpwkoNYV— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) June 6, 2018He hopes to be ready in time to play some part in the World Cup however, and was named to Egypt’s roster.Egypt will open play in Group A on June 15 against Uruguay. They face off against hosts Russia on June 19 and then close out the group stage against Saudi Arabia on June 25.
Aamshotto dudhey pheli, tahatey kodoli doli, Shondesh makhia dia tatey Hapush-hupush shobdo, charidik nistobdho,Pipra kandia jae paate… (Aamshotto or sun-dried ripe mango mixed in milk, along with banana and shondesh (sweet). The sound of slurping echoes in the silence, making even ants (pipra) return, shedding tears into the empty plate because there’s nothing left for them). Ages ago, this was the quintessential Bengali breakfast. It was also quite popular at the Jorasanko residence of Rabindranath Tagore, who incidentally penned these lines that reflect his keen interest towards food even as a child. Over the years, the Tagore kitchen saw a perfect blend of Indian and Western influences; not only in recipes but also in the manner in which food was served – lunch was eaten with bare hands while seated on the floor and for dinner, food was served at the dining table, British style. Also Read – Drivers of the economyThe Tagores, all compulsive globetrotters, picked up recipes from far and wide. Dishes like British pie and Turkish kebab were as conventional in the Thakurbari as bhapa ilish (steamed hilsa) or roasted mutton cooked with pineapples. A most well-known delicacy was cauliflower sweetmeat, a deflection from the traditional chhana (unripe curd cheese) sweets or shondesh. Innovative Tagore dishes such as jackfruit yoghurt fish curry (without any fish), mutton cooked with mustard paste, parwal and prawn raita, cauliflower shondesh, jimikand (elephant yam) jalebi and dahi malpua were born. The Tagores are credited with having introduced the rampant use of sugar in Bengal cuisine. Also Read – The water pictureToday, fusion is the essence of creativity and the very word generates an ocean of emotions. And, it was not only popular in Thakurbari. It also holds good for a poor agrarian Bengali household. Ideally, the whole experience may be drawn to traditional times when people had to mix cuisines – sometimes by accident or otherwise by necessity or even more to substitute unavailable exotic ingredients with local options. In India, you may savour the Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, French patisserie, coronation chicken and kedgeree; you will even find Chinese (Indian style) made of spicy gravies, saucy noodles and the legendary chicken or vegetable Manchurian in chilli garlic sauce – all bearing very little resemblance to the actual Chinese food prevalent there. The parts of India closer to the borders of China and Mongolia – states such as Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur – have a greater influence of Mongolian and Chinese cooking. The Mongolians introduced the use of hot pots and stews, also giving us new ingredients like mustard oil, sugar and the finger-licking dumplings. Recipes of the famous Mughlai cuisine that evolved during the medieval era have been widely influenced by cuisines of Central Asia. These are spicy, rich and exude a unique aroma of exquisite spices. Kebabs, biryani, Mughlai paranthas, pasandas, rezalas, sheer kormas and shahi tukras are relished across India. The first Europeans to arrive in India were the Portuguese in 1498. They brought with them ingredients like chillies, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and cashew nuts which are widely used in Indian cuisine even today. British colonialists introduced cabbages and runner and broad beans into Indian cooking along with the technique to marinate meat portions in spices and chillies. Soups such as mulligatawny and salads also became a part of the Indian menu. English snacks including sponge cakes, lemon-curd tartlets and cucumber sandwiches are other common British legacies. The Parsis introduced bhakras (fried biscuits), kumas (fruit cakes); the Japanese got sushi (vinegar-flavoured rice rolled with cooked seafood, vegetables and egg in the centre), Udon (thick wheat noodles), the flavourful Yakitori (barbequed meat) and Tempura (batter-coated, deep-fried pieces of seafood, vegetables, mushrooms or meat), while the Greeks brought the delicate saffron, the melitzanosalata (grilled or smoked eggplant, with olive oil, onions, tomatoes, garlic and herbs which is very similar to our baingan bharta) along with spices like fenugreek and fennel. India has been a cuisine cauldron for ages and the food we eat today is a delicate balance of not only varied tastes and spices but also of different cultures which have lent a unique identity. “For proper fusion in food, it is important to ensure that taste is not distorted and that flavour is enjoyable. There’s nothing called authentic food. For example, the Chinese we make in India is totally different from what it actually is in China. The pasta we make here is quite different from that in Italy. People who dine two-three times a week would want to try something different every time they go out and hence, we need to keep experimenting to serve something new. And thus, fusion is important,” says Madhumita Mohanta, Executive chef, The Lalit, Kolkata. Invading communities have vastly influenced the food we eat, lending us the richness of our blended heritage. And, a walk along Kolkata will offer all you can perceive as the fragrance switches from cappuccino to cardamom, from the kebab to the korma, from the dim sum and the commonplace chowmein to the Himsagar mangoes and warm, freshly made rotis – making the experience more intriguing, more tempting. Executive chef Vikas Kumar of Flurys says: “Many chefs do not believe in fusion. It is important to balance the flavours properly. Mostly, fusion happens in bakery and confectionary items. In Flurys, we have the kosha mangsho puff which is very popular. We also have the bhetki paturi puff which is usually prepared during special festivities. Then sushi with mango and rice, misti doi and tiramisu are other fusion attractions. With mocktails, chefs try to incorporate seasonal fruits, even exotic ones sometimes. We have a premium range of chocolates known as ‘Mr & Mrs Flury’ which has apricot and candied olives mixed with white chocolate.” Not to mention, their dark marzipan filled chocolates are simply unparalleled. Kolkata still “bears the genes of colonialism’s shrewd father and sybaritic mother”. And food, for that matter, is “every Calcuttan’s rite of passage”. Here, the royal gourmet lives on the taste of one’s youth, steeped in a legacy of its own, while marked by an innate synthesis of the East and West, more precisely in matters of the mind and gastronomy. (The author is Associate Editor, Millennium Post)
WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes plunged 5.5 per cent in September, the fourth straight monthly drop as the housing market cools with mortgage rates rising.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000 last month. New-home sales in August were downwardly revised, erasing the previously reported gain. The annual rate of home sales has dropped 15.3 per cent since May, eliminating much of the strength in sales from the first five months of 2018.Builders had assumed that a stronger economy would push up sales, yet a greater share of new construction is going unpurchased. There is 7.1 months’ supply of new homes on the market, the highest level since March 2011 when the real estate bust caused by subprime mortgages was still weighing on the economy.Housing has found itself in a downturn in recent months despite the unemployment rate falling to a nearly half-century low of 3.7 per cent.The National Association of Realtors said last week that existing-home sales — the largest share of the market — had plummeted 3.4 per cent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million.The major culprit for the decline in homebuying appears to be higher borrowing costs.Average 30-year mortgage rates have climbed to 4.85 per cent from 3.88 per cent a year ago, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. Increasing interest rates can make homeowners less likely to upgrade to a new property if it requires them to spend more each month on repaying a home loan.The new-home sales report is volatile on a monthly basis. But the declines in September were sharpest in the Northeast and West, the two most expensive housing markets. New-home sales slipped in the couth and increased in the Midwest.The average sales price has slumped 0.6 per cent from a year ago to $377,200.
He also said that on the first day of meeting the agenda for the next Parliament session will be decided. (Colombo Gazette) Parliament is unlikely to convene before November 16th, Government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said today.Speaking to reporters at the Prime Minister’s office today, Rambukwella said that so far no decision has been taken to convene Parliament next week. The Government spokesman also said that the new Government has the majority it needs to show in Parliament.“If someone asks then why we are not convening Parliament, that is because that is in the President’s hands. We cannot convene Parliament,” he said. He said that reports that Parliament will meet on November 7th was misleading. Rambukwella said that the President has prorogued till November 16th and he has not issued notice to convene Parliament before that.
CLEVELAND — It was unlike any game they had ever played, and an experience that they may never forget, but as the final horn sounded Sunday, the Ohio State men’s hockey team left the ice disappointed after arguably one of its worst performances of the 2011-12 season. The No. 2-ranked Buckeyes fell to No. 15-ranked Michigan, 4-1, in the state of Ohio’s first outdoor college hockey game, the “Frozen Diamond Faceoff,” in front of 25,864 fans at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Michigan got goals from four different players and senior goalie Shawn Hunwick made 31 saves as the Wolverines swept a two-game set from OSU after defeating the Buckeyes, 4-0, on Friday. The Wolverines had their way with OSU from the start, outshooting the Buckeyes, 16-11, and scoring twice in the opening period. Junior forward Chris Brown put Michigan on the board first with a five-hole goal past OSU senior goalie Cal Heeter at 7:31 in the first period. Brown found the puck on a rebound after a Wolverine’s shot bounced off Heeter. The Buckeyes looked like they would tie the game minutes later when senior forward Cory Schneider’s shot flew past Michigan senior goalie Shawn Hunwick, but the puck clapped against the post of Hunwick’s goal. The shot was the closest OSU came to scoring in the first period. The Wolverines scored again with a goal from freshman forward Alex Guptill, who tallied after Brown dropped the puck to him in the left circle at 13:33 in the first. OSU trailed, 2-0, after 20 minutes, but came out strong in the second period. Sophomore forward Chris Crane scored his team-high 13th goal of the season 50 seconds into the middle stanza. OSU freshman forward Max McCormick slid the puck to Crane in front of the crease, and Crane found the back of the net. The strong play by the Buckeyes didn’t last. Michigan added to its 2-1 lead with two goals in a 28-second span in the middle of the second period. OSU had a costly turnover in its defensive zone, and Wolverine sophomore forward Derek Deblois made the Buckeyes pay with a goal at 9:47 in the second following the change in possession. Just 28 seconds later, Michigan senior center David Wohlberg drove the Buckeyes’ net, slipped the puck past Heeter, and the Wolverines led, 4-1. After the Wolverines’ fourth goal, Osiecki replaced Heeter, whose .932 save percentage coming into Sunday’s contest ranked fifth in the nation, with junior goalie Brady Hjelle. Michigan failed to score with Hjelle in net, but the Wolverines’ defense continued to stifle the Buckeyes and OSU went on to lose, 4-1. OSU dropped to 14-6-3, 10-5-3-1 in the CCHA. The Buckeyes, who had a seven-point lead in the conference before the weekend, now have just a one-point advantage over second-place Western Michigan. Michigan improved to 14-8-4, 8-6-4-1 in the CCHA. The Wolverines are currently on a nine-game unbeaten streak and sit alone in third place in the conference. The Buckeyes will take the ice again for a two-game series against No.13-ranked Ferris State, starting Friday at 7:05 p.m. in Columbus.
Ohio State senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov (center) makes a save as temmates Yianni Sarris (left) and Ryan Ivancic (right) look on during a match against Cleveland State on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The win gave Ivanov his seventh shutout of the 2013 season.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIt might have taken seven overtime periods, but the Ohio State men’s soccer team finally grabbed its first victory of the 2014 season.OSU opened its season with a double-overtime scoreless draw against the University of California Davis before going to two more overtimes in its next game against Butler.The Buckeyes (1-0-3) experienced a familiar feeling with a 1-1 draw in double overtime against tournament host University of North Carolina-Wilmington on Friday night before achieving that elusive first victory against Elon University, 1-0, in single overtime Sunday.Sunday’s win came when junior forward Joao Ehlers fired the golden goal past senior Elon goalkeeper Nathan Dean about 2.5 minutes into the overtime period. Ehlers a Brazilian native made his OSU debut Friday night after transferring to the school from the University of the Cumberlands this season.Redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov made four saves for his 10th career shutout and the second shutout of the season. Ivanov has started all four games this year, allowing 0.75 goals per game.OSU was outshot 14-10 by Elon (2-2-0), including 9-4 in the second half, but Ehlers’ shot was the only one of overtime — and the only one it needed.The game was delayed for just under 90 minutes during the 55th minute because of lightning in the area.In Friday night’s contest, OSU spent the majority of the game playing protection. UNC-Wilmington outshot the Buckeyes, 19-8, including 4-0 in the two overtime periods, but OSU did not break.The scoring was opened with OSU’s first shot of the game during the sixth minute when senior midfielder Yianni Sarris took a pass from his left from sophomore forward Danny Jensen and shot inside the right post for his second goal of the season.The rest of the first half saw a flurry of attacks from UNC-Wilmington, but Ivanov stopped three shots to keep it scoreless.The OSU goalie didn’t experience quite the same amount of success in the second half, as Seahawks sophomore forward Freddy Nzekele took a header off of a free kick in the 65th minute and put it past Ivanov to knot the score at one.Chances were sparse throughout the rest of the second half, and the Buckeyes once again headed to overtime.Offense was hard to come by throughout the two overtime periods, but Ivanov stepped up with about five minutes remaining in the game when he made a diving stop on a penalty kick to save the game.The Buckeyes have yet to play a game ending in regulation time, but were still able to pick up the win they were searching for through the season’s first three games. Jensen said earlier in the week that getting a win is “basically all that’s on our minds right now.”The team is set to return home to open Big Ten play against Northwestern on Sunday. That game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Victorian government has agreed to bring in legislation that will ban anti-abortion campaigners from protesting within 150 metres of an abortion or fertility clinic in the state. The move follows Sex Party MP Fiona Patten’s private member’s bill, which called for the creation of the buffer zones to safeguard patients and staff in anti-abortion clinics.The legislation – which constitutes the act of filming people without consent or blocking access to footpaths, roads and vehicles illegal within the zone around GP clinics, hospitals and other health services offering abortions – was passed by 31 votes to eight in the early hours of Friday morning.“Women have a right to medical privacy and the right to access a legal health service without harassment or intimidation,” Health Minister Jill Hennessy said, stressing that the measures were long overdue.Victoria is expected to introduce the bill before the end of 2015 imposing harsh penalties on anti-abortion campaigners, who are expected to ‘test’ the leniency of the law. Women’s health campaigners also welcomed the news, even though the Victorian government has not agreed to enforce all the terms contained in the MP’s private bill.Source: AP, SBS
Britain’s largest motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles has inaugurated its dealership in Kochi, Kerala.Called Syamadynamic Motorcycles, Kochi’s dealership is the third dealership of Triumph in India. The design of the showroom is based upon the global signature Triumph Motorcycles layout with consultation lounge, sales and after sales desks all being close to the display area. It also has Triumph merchandise facilities including riding gear, accessories and memorabilia.”The opening of this dealership advances our commitment to not only better establish the Triumph marquee in the local market, but more importantly, to extend a comprehensive suite of after sales services and support to our esteemed customers. Kochi with its vibrant culture and winding roads adjacent to the gorgeous sea makes for a perfect riding destination. With our state of the art dealership, our aim is to give the brand lovers not just a product but an overall experience that they deserve from a globally renowned brand like Triumph,” said Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. as quoted by TOI.Triumph which opened its Indian chapter with the introduction of 10 models priced between ₹5.7 lakh and ₹20 lakh (ex-showroom) is also said to have clocked 326 bookings. The model range for India includes Bonneville and Bonneville T100, Speed Triple and Street Triple, Daytona 675R supersports bike, Thruxton café racer, Tiger 800XC and Tiger Explorer adventure bikes, Thunderbird Storm and the 2,300cc Rocket III Roadster.The company also aims to open nine dealerships across the country by the end of this year and hopes to sell over 1,500 bikes by the end of 2015.At Delhi Auto Expo 2014, Triumph launched Daytona 675 in India with a price tag of ₹10.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Daytona 675 comes with a 3-cylinder liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, in-line 675cc engine, which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine pumps a power of 128PS at 12500rpm and a peak torque of 74Nm at 9750rpm.Image credit: Triumph Motorcycles official(Ed:AJ)
Disha Vakani and Dilip Joshi of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah ChashmahIANSFor quite some time now, reports of Disha Vakani’s return on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been doing the rounds. Disha, who plays the central role of Dayaben, has been on maternity break since September 2017 and has still not returned to the show. Recently, there were reports that producer Asit Modi had given her an ultimatum of 30 days to return on the show.However, the latest buzz is that Modi is in no mood to wait any longer and that the auditions for new Dayaben have already begun. In fact, a SpotboyE report said that the makers are looking for a new face for the role and have instructed the casting team to not consider established actresses for auditions.Confirming about replacing Disha, Modi told Bombay Times: “I will have to start looking for a new Dayaben. No one is bigger than the show. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will go on with a new face because the family is incomplete without Dayaben.”He added, “So many working women in the country get pregnant, go on a maternity break, have babies and resume their jobs. Today, women continue to work even after having babies. We have given Disha leave, but we cannot wait forever. Having said that, replacing an actress is not an overnight process. The track has to be planned months in advance. Right now, we have started the initial process of auditioning for the character. We are still not sure what will happen in the future, but I would like to reiterate that the show must go on.”With this, it looks like fans of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will soon see a fresh face as new Dayaben, although Disha will be missed by millions of viewers given that she was the highlight of the show and had brought the uniqueness in the character she portrayed. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Disha Vakaniinstagram
Sherin Mathews, the 3-year-old was killed by her foster father in Dallas, Texas.TwitterThe Dallas County jury sentenced an Indian-origin man to life imprisonment on Wednesday (June 26) for causing the death of his three-year-old foster child in October 2017.The case received international scrutiny after Sherin Mathews’ body was found in a culvert near her home two weeks after her father Wesley Mathews reported her missing. Mathews, hailing from Kerala, had pleaded guilty on Monday for intentionally or knowingly causing serious injury to the child. While he was originally charged with capital murder, the 12-member jury sentenced him to life imprisonment with eligibility for parole after 30 years of imprisonment.Lead prosecutor Jason Fine told jurors that the cause of death was difficult to determine due to the state of decomposition of the body. “Sherin’s little body was so badly decomposed, due to the actions of this defendant, the medical examiner could not determine an official cause of death, which could have dramatically changed the way we were able to prosecute this case,” reported CNN.Mathews had initially claimed on October 7, 2017, that she had gone missing after he made her stand outside their house for refusing to drink milk. Around five hours later, he reported her disappearance to authorities.On October 22, 2017, when Sherin’s body was found, Mathews changed his statement and admitted to accidentally killing her. He said that after he “physically assisted” her in drinking milk, she choked to death. In the recent trial, prosecutor Sherre Thomas argued that the testimony was a lie and cited medical records indicating that it was “medically impossible for a child who is 3 years old to stand up and choke to death,” PTI reported.Victim of child abuseThomas also argued that Sherin was a victim of child abuse. Medical records of the body showed that she had five broken bones that were at various stages of healing.Other details such as Mathews switching off the location tracker on his phone on the day of the murder was also cited as ways in which Mathews tried to hide evidence. Speculations of possible child abuse had appeared before. Sherin’s foster mother Sini Mathews was charged with child abandonment in November 2019 but the charges were eventually dropped due to lack of evidence and she was released on March 2019.Defence attorney Rafael De La Garza claimed sentencing Mathews to life was “cruel”. He argued that Mathews was a good father who panicked when his daughter choked and did not call the authorities for her. Since the prosecutors could not prove that Mathews killed his daughter, he claimed that he was “only guilty of not calling 911, the emergency helpline,” according to the news agency.Sherin Mathews was born in Nalanda, Bihar and lived in an orphanage since she was an infant. Initially named as ‘Saraswati’, she was adopted by the Mathews on July 18, 2016.
Mortgage Rates Reach New All-Time Lows. Again January 19, 2012 440 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Interest rates for mortgage loans plunged to new lows Thursday, as debt crises in Europe continued to weigh heavily on investors.[IMAGE]Finance Web site “”Bankrate.com””:http://www.bankrate.com/ and mortgage company “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ released separate surveys signaling all-time lows for mortgage rates.For Freddie, the 30-year fixed-rate loan fell to 3.88 percent, down from 3.89 percent last week. Bankrate.com revealed rates for the 30-year mortgage staying the same at 4.18 percent.””There has been no progress toward resolving the European debt crisis, which is helping keep mortgage rates at record low [COLUMN_BREAK]levels,”” says “”Greg McBride””:http://www.bankrate.com/blogs/federal-reserve/about-greg-mcbride-cfa.aspx, a senior financial analyst with Bankrate.com.Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s recently downgraded several eurozone economies, including France, Italy, and Spain, citing concerns over their ability to avoid sovereign default and achieve growth.The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage went up a percentage point for Freddie, reaching 3.17 percent, up from 3.16 percent last week. Bankrate.com reported rates for the 15-year loan likewise inching forward to 3.39 percent, up from 3.38 percent last week.Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) also stayed roughly the same for Freddie, which saw 5-year ARMs hover at 2.82 percent, unchanged from last week, and 2.74 percent, down from 2.76 percent last week.Bankrate.com reported that 5-year and 1-year ARMs rose to 3.06 percent, up from 3.04 percent last week.””Frank Nothaft””:http://www.freddiemac.com/bios/exec/nothaft.html, VP and chief economist with Freddie, suggested in a statement that mortgage rates remain low even while certain elements of the economy showed signs of revival.He cited a Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index that lifted in January to reach the highest reading since February last year. Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Confidence Debt Crisis Euro European Union Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2012-01-19 Ryan Schuette Share
Arcosanti, Arizona, July 13, 2011 – The Cosanti Foundation in Paradise Valley, Arizona announced today that its founder, internationally renowned architect Paolo Soleri has retired as its President and CEO. In the space / time between today and my arrival in September, please know that Mary Hoadley and Tomiaki Tamura, as Officers of the Foundation, are in charge. They have the legal responsibility – and the confidence and respect of both Paolo and myself – for management decisions at Arcosanti. I am honored to accept this complex new role and responsibility, which again, is a surprise. I believe that this is the right thing to do, even if it is not the easy thing to do. As Paolo and the Cosanti Board have decided that this is how it will be, I look forward to contributing to the daily work at Arcosanti, and spending time in serious discussion with all of you about how best to do that in future. A letter for the Wednesday Morning Meeting… “There are other things that I want to accomplish,” said the 92-year-old Soleri. “I am ready to leave the management of the Foundation and its primary project – the urban laboratory Arcosanti – to the next generation.” Our job now is to move Arcosanti forward, to honor Paolo’s legacy, your ongoing good work, and the work of 8,000 others who have helped to build and grow this place over the past 40 years. We are in a real “What If” position at this time, and the Whole World lies before us. We are fortunate to have Paolo here with us as we continue our journey and work to move Arcosanti forward. I do not expect his thoughts – or the genius of his spirit – to stop within the state of grace that is retirement. As we now redouble our efforts on site, our intention will be to move forward together in full honor of Paolo. And have fun doing so! The job is to make Arcosanti a place where we can do the best work of our lives, keeping in mind the significant experimental nature of this place and what it may mean to the culture at large. Arcosanti Community Colleagues: Good morning; it’s Jeff Stein sending you this note.This is an important moment for Arcosanti. Please know that I am thankful that you are all here, and accept my sincere apology for not being present with you this morning to share this news in person. It is a surprise – but a welcome one – for me to accept my new role as President of the Cosanti Foundation – in Paolo Soleri’s good stead. Every one of us have been brought here by the ideas of Paolo Soleri. For the past two years, our friend and mentor, Paolo, has pondered his eventual retirement. This past weekend at our Cosanti Foundation Board meeting he made it official: at age 92 he has relinquished his management responsibilities with the Foundation, and with Arcosanti in particular. Jeff Stein AIA, President, Cosanti Foundation July 15, 2011[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 13, 2011] New Leadership at Cosanti Foundation Preserving the enormous Soleri legacy while continuing to strengthen the Foundation as it pursues new areas of urban research is on our agenda ahead,” said Stein. “All of us connected with Paolo and the Foundation are looking forward to a new era in its work.” Best.Jeff That generation will now be led by Boston Architect Jeff Stein AIA who has been elected the Foundation’s new President by its Board of Trustees. Stein, a longtime Soleri collaborator, leaves his post as dean of the Boston Architectural College, the oldest and largest independent college of design in the nation, to accept the position in Arizona. [photo: Logan Bier & text: Cosanti Foundation]
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