This is what Salman Khan learned during the last schedule of the

first_imgSalman Khan has been creating immense buzz amongst the audience ever since the makers shared some stunning posters of Dabangg 3. The shoot of the last schedule of climax sequence took place during the period of 4th to 8th September. Not only this, Salman Khan even did bare body shots and had an intense hand to hand combat which required strength and training. Salman Khan who is already a fitness enthusiast, the actor underwent rigorous training to built his personality and to ace his training techniques. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The film directed by Prabhu Deva has been the talk of the town since its inception and its announcement has already left all Salman fans wanting for more of Chulbul Robinhood Pandey and his witty dialogues and antics, all along. Dabangg 3 will also be Salman Khan’s first movie ever to be dubbed and released in multiple languages and will also see the reunion of Salman Khan and Prabhu Deva who worked together on Salman Khan’s famous action flick, ‘Wanted’. According to sources, the decision to release the movie in multiple languages has been taken to cater to the mass appeal that the star possesses where Salman Khan is a Pan-Indian superstar with unparalleled popularity and fan-following and on top of that, Prabhu Deva is one of the biggest South Indian stars in the country. Directed by Prabhudeva, Dabangg 3 is produced by Salma Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Nikhil Dwivedi under the banner of Salman Khan Films and is slated to release on 20th December, 2019.last_img read more

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Some background on the new Speaker of the BC legislature

first_imgVICTORIA – Political observers were surprised Friday when Opposition Liberal member Darryl Plecas accepted the role of Speaker, despite earlier reassurances he’d given that he would not consider the position. The Speaker traditionally comes from within government ranks, but this move gives NDP Premier John Horgan breathing room for his minority government. Here are some facts about the new Speaker:— Plecas was first elected to the B.C. legislature in 2013 as a member of the Liberal party to represent the riding of Abbotsford South. He won handily against longtime Liberal politician John van Dongen, who left the party earlier in the year to join the provincial Conservatives before running as an Independent. Plecas won re-election in 2017.— While in office, Plecas served as parliamentary secretary for crime reduction and later for seniors health.— Plecas spent 34 years as a criminology professor at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, where he held the position of RCMP research chair and director for the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.— He repeatedly turned down offers from the NDP to take on the role of Speaker in the wake of the spring election, saying in one media interview it would be “disrespectful” and “dishonourable” to accept the position. “I would be hurting the Liberal party, in other words hurting the wishes of my constituents, and there’s no way that’s going to happen,” he said in June.— Plecas’s website says he is the grandson of Abbotsford pioneers and has lived in the area with his wife and two sons for the past 37 years.— He is the recipient of various accolades, including the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award for Public Safety, an award of excellence from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, a teaching excellence award from the University of the Fraser Valley, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Order of Abbotsford.last_img read more

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Alberta Saskatchewan Ontario criticize passage of federal environment bills

first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he will fight the passage of two federal environment bills on multiple fronts — starting in court.Kenney says he is filing constitutional challenges to Bill C-48 and Bill C-69 because he believes they unfairly target his oil and gas province.READ MORE: B.C. tanker ban, environment assessment bills scale final hurdle in SenateKenney says Bill C-48, which bans tanker traffic on the northern British Columbia coast, is particularly punitive because there’s no such ban on tanker traffic elsewhere in Canada.And he says Bill C-69, which rewrites rules to assess proposed energy projects, is so onerous that they won’t get built.Kenney also says he will revisit how much Alberta pays in equalization.READ MORE: A discussion on pipelines, the environment and more with the federal Natural Resources MinisterThe provinces of Saskatchewan and Ontario have also weighed in with criticism on the bills.Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford says Bill C-69 is a twin disaster by reducing Canada’s energy competitiveness while failing to better protect the environment.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the bills will hurt the economy and job creation.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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BC announces plans to revamp its timber supply system for forestry firms

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. announces plans to revamp its timber supply system for forestry firms by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 1, 2014 6:06 pm MDT VICTORIA – Forests Minister Steve Thomson says the Liberal government is taking another shot at giving forest companies more rights to control British Columbia’s public forest lands, but he rejects criticism that the plan would privatize provincial forests.The move could dramatically change the way public forests are managed by granting lumber companies tenure rights, or logging rights, to large pieces of land. Companies are currently allotted timber harvest rights on a specified numbers of trees.The proposed changes prompted immediate scorn from an environmental group and skepticism from the Opposition New Democrats.“We’re going to go totally to the wall over this one,” said Ancient Forest Alliance spokesman Ken Wu. “The large forest companies have too long been special interest groups over our public forest lands.”Plans to amend the Forest Act last year to move towards area-based tenures were dumped after a public outcry.Thomson announced a consultation program Tuesday that will consider public and industry opinion over converting forest land management to area-based tenures from its current volume-based tenure system.The minister said area-based tenures will not be provincewide, moving only to areas where there is public approval.He appointed Jim Snetsinger, a former B.C. chief forester, to oversee a two-month consultation process, with a report and recommendations due June 30. Snetsinger will hold public hearings in 10 communities.Forest tenures or licences are agreements between the government and a person or company to provide logging rights on Crown land. Tenure holders must make payments to the government for timber harvested on Crown land.Thomson said moving to area-based tenures will give forest companies more certainty over the land on which they harvest timber. He said the government still owns the land, but the companies would have long-term management rights.“This only gives them timber-harvesting rights to the area as they currently have with volume-based licences,” he said. “This is not privatization and not transferring rights to that area to the land holder other than those harvesting rights.”Thomson said last March when the Liberals shelved the changes that they require broader public consultation.Wu said the only certainty British Columbians can expect from land-based tenures for forest companies is environmental destruction.Opposition NDP forests critic Norm Macdonald said he understands why companies want to control forest land, but the government will have a tough time convincing the public to support the changes.“Why the public would buy into this is beyond me,” he said. “They have not made the case that this is for the public good. If this is a sales job, that’s a problem.” read more

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UN Security Council urged to act against worstcase scenario in Syrias warbattered

Mr. Ging reported that the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, was in Damascus that day to engage with the Government on how best to scale up humanitarian response across Syria.Security Council engagement is also critical to preventing an escalation in Idlib and an ensuing humanitarian emergency, he added. Quoting former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former UN-Arab League envoy on the Syria crisis, who died earlier this month, he appealed for action.“We call on the members of the Council to do all they can to ensure that we avoid this.  In the words of Kofi Annan, ‘We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.’” John Ging, Director of Operations with the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said recent intense aerial bombardment and shelling in Idlib and three other governorates in north-west Syria have resulted in death, damage and destruction, placing an even greater strain on aid workers and communities hosting displaced people.“Humanitarian organizations are doing what they can with the resources available to them to sustain the current response and prepare for a possible further deterioration, thanks in large part to cross-border assistance and the generosity of our financial donors,” Mr. Ging told the ambassadors.“But a worst-case scenario in Idlib will overwhelm capacities and has the potential to create a humanitarian emergency at a scale not yet seen through this crisis.”Mr. Ging was speaking during the Council’s monthly meeting on the Syrian conflict, now in its seventh year.He said aid partners are finalizing a humanitarian plan to respond to the potential crisis in the north-west, which borders Turkey, in addition to carrying out their ongoing operations.These organizations are providing a “critical lifeline” for scores of civilians, 680,000 of whom received food delivered from Turkey in July alone. read more

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Arizona State rallies late to beat rival Arizona 4140

TUCSON, Ariz. — Eno Benjamin scored on a 22-yard touchdown and Arizona State survived a last-second field goal attempt, rallying from a 19-point deficit to beat rival Arizona 41-40 on Saturday.Arizona (5-7, 4-5 Pac-12) led 40-21 heading in the fourth quarter after Khalil Tate threw his third TD pass of the game, 8 yards to Tony Ellison.Arizona State (7-5, 5-4) started its rally with Manny Wilkins’ 11-yard touchdown run and 2-point conversion. Aashari Crosswell’s interception return to Arizona’s 22-yard line set up Brandon Ruiz’s 39-yard field goal, then the Sun Devils recovered J.J. Taylor’s fumble at Arizona’s 22-yard line.Benjamin burst up the middle, cut outside and finished off his third touchdown of the game to put the Sun Devils up 41-40 with 3:08 left.The Wildcats got the ball back and marched down the field, but Josh Pollack, who made four field goals, pushed a 45-yard attempt wide right with 11 seconds left.Wilkins threw for 265 yards and a TD for the Sun Devils, who denied Arizona’s bid to become bowl eligible in coach Kevin Sumlin’s first season.Tate threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns, and Taylor had 144 yards on 28 carries.Arizona State clinched bowl eligibility with a win over UCLA and missed a chance to clinch the Pac-12 South by losing to Oregon last week. The Wildcats’ bid fell flat in a blowout loss to No. 7 Washington State.Left with one final shot at a bowl game, Arizona jumped on its biggest rival early, racking up yards in good-sized chunks.Tate hit Ellison on a 28-yard touchdown in the first quarter and Shawn Poindexter scaled over ASU cornerback Kobe Williams in the end zone for a 23-yard score.The Wildcats had to settle for Pollack field goals on three trips into the red zone, though, including a 36-yarder on the final play of the first half to put Arizona up 22-14.Wilkins hit Brandon Aiyuk on a 58-yard scoring pass and Benjamin bulled his way in for a 10-yard TD to keep the Sun Devils within reach.Arizona started quickly in the second half as well.PJ Johnson tackled Benjamin in the end zone for a safety, then Taylor returned the kickoff 66 yard to set up Pollack’s fourth field goal.Benjamin scored on a 14-yard run, but Gary Brightwell answered with a 35-yard scoring run. Tate then hit Ellison on a jump pass for an 8-yard score to put the Wildcats up 40-21.THE TAKEAWAYThe Sun Devils defence struggled all game before coming up with the biggest plays when they needed them most.The Wildcats had bowl eligibility within their grasp, only to let it slip through in the fourth quarter. This one will hurt.UP NEXTArizona State will play in a bowl game for the seventh time in eight seasons.Arizona is headed to bowl game after rolling over its rival.____More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25John Marshall, The Associated Press read more

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Football Former Ohio State running back Brionte Dunn arrested on rape and

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern file photoFormer Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn has been arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping. The incident took place Aug. 20 around the 2800 block of Neil Avenue.According to a case document, a warrant for his arrest was issued Tuesday shortly after the complaint was issued. His arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday. No bond has been issued for Dunn.Dunn was dismissed from Ohio State’s football team in July 2016 and was later charged with domestic violence and assault. According to court documents, the charges of domestic violence were dismissed, but he was found guilty on charges of assault on Feb. 6, 2017. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 730 days of probation. The 180-day sentence was suspended and not served. read more

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Emails reveal notsofine print

On Monday, Ohio State revealed more email correspondence between Jim Tressel and Columbus lawyer Christopher Cicero, the man who alerted the football coach of possible violations by players, which Tressel has since acknowledged he failed to disclose to OSU and NCAA officials. The previously undisclosed emails contain advice from Cicero to players involved with Eddie Rife, the owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor. “My suggestion is to tell (names redacted) (and any other current player) who has had contact with him (Rife), that if they are approached in person, by phone, by “target” letter, by any person in law enforcement, tell them that BEFORE they talk to anybody, or respond to anybody that they MUST contact you first… especially if some stupid media would get ‘wind’ of this… ok. Chris,” Cicero said to Tressel in an email on April 16, 2010. Cicero also suggested that Tressel advise his players to speak to the coach if anyone questions them about the matter involving Rife, who was under a federal investigation for drug trafficking charges. Tressel responded to Cicero three days later, asking if he had any more information on names associated with the selling of the 2008 Big Ten Championship rings. Tressel also hinted that he had a “plan” regarding the 2009 Big Ten Championship rings that had yet to arrive. “Is there a way I could get all the ring names…I have a little plan once this year’s rings arrive….jt,” Tressel wrote. Cicero responded a day later. He said an agent of the district attorney involved with the Rife case had the rings sold to Rife. “Thanks!!” Tressel responded. More than a month had passed without another email from Cicero. On June 1, Tressel emailed Cicero asking if he had any more names from the rings that had been sold. Tressel told Cicero the 2009 Big Ten Championship rings were arriving that week. “Any names from our last discussion ?? I would like to hold some collateral if you know what I mean….. jt,” Tressel said in the email. Cicero responded later that day, indicating that the two names he provided before were “still good.” Cicero informed Tressel that communication between himself and the district attorney had ceased and that no more names had surfaced. OSU said the emails released Monday, which had been detailed in a Columbus Dispatch article, were “inadvertently omitted” from the initial email release on March 8. OSU also acknowledged receiving a formal list of allegations from the NCAA on Monday. The NCAA sent a letter addressed to President E. Gordon Gee explaining the current state of the investigation. OSU is expected to respond to the NCAA’s request by July 5 and a meeting is then set for Aug. 12. In an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on March 13, Cicero confirmed he mentioned quarterback Terrelle Pryor and wide receiver DeVier Posey while informing Tressel of his players’ involvement with Rife. In an email to The Lantern, Cicero said: “I gave an ESPN interview in March 2011, with Chris Spielman where I gave a taped interview answering every question posed to me. It is the only interview I am giving on this matter.” Five Buckeyes, including Pryor, Posey, offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Dan Herron and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas are suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. Cicero played football at OSU under coach Earle Bruce, and graduated in the spring of 1984. He lettered his senior year. In an email Tressel sent to Ted Sarniak, a 67-year-old business man from Jeannette, Pa., who befriended Pryor many years ago, Tressel seemed to vouch for the Columbus lawyer. Sarniak accompanied Pryor on his recruiting trips to OSU and other universities as a mentor figure for the young athlete. Tressel explained to Sarniak the relationship between Cicero and the university. “This guy, Chris Cicero, is a criminal lawyer in town,” Tressel said in the email. “He played here when I was an assistant coach in the early 1980’s. He has always looked out for us.” read more

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WorleyParsons envisions how technology can advance shaft sinking safety and productivity

first_imgMurray Macnab, Global Director, Mining & Mine Development at WorleyParsons, in his presentation at the 2014 International Mining & Resources Conference in Melbourne, Australia, argued that the rapid development and application of digital technologies, automation and mechanisation is fundamental to meeting the challenge of safety in future capital intensive shaft development projects.“WorleyParsons is acutely aware of the safety issues that come with the development of new underground mines,” he said. “However, by applying learnings from other resource industry sectors such as oil and gas, and working in partnership with other stakeholders in the South African mining industry, we can challenge and potentially improve the current status quo within the sector. Our fundamental belief is that all work can be executed safely.”Macnab challenged conference participants by asking how the mining industry can leverage the huge amount of data, information and knowledge that is now available both in the mining sector and in other industries to address technical challenges. “It’s a fact that today our shaft sinking industry achieves less than 50% of the peak productivity performances recorded 50 years ago,” he continued. “While we certainly operate in a technically sophisticated industry, there are industries where project delivery and engineering is further advanced. I believe there is an opportunity to extract learnings from these industries, which have seen improved performance across the whole of asset lifecycle with the extensive application of technologies. With the right know-how and industry experience, leveraging such technologies will return us back to the highs of the past, with a predictable safety outcome of zero harm.“There have been shafts completed to 1,000 m and 1,700 m depths without a lost time accident. Then there have been subsequent shafts with multiple fatalities. This can’t continue.” Macnab pointed to mechanisation/automation combined with information technology as the answer. In the shaft build phase it is accepted that machines improve performance, but he mooted a step change in the mining industry to take machines beyond automation to full digital information management with automatic reporting. This technology is already available. He also outlined a scenario in which a digital design process allows specialists, vendors, suppliers, integrators and operators to interact within a virtual model that captures knowledge and previous design effort, with new work carried out once only, by the most appropriate partner.“Imagine a virtual project build process that creates a ‘digital’ asset; then utilises a process that optimises for time and cost for the build of that asset, against multiple build scenarios before a ‘real’ asset is built,” he continued. “Risks are highlighted and procedures are available to operators and maintenance staff at the touch of a button. The operator’s actions are re-ordered automatically using positioning technology and he’s guided to the right place at the right time. This is also available, as is an evidence-based method to decide the best way to build a project with clear, credible progress reporting independent of human bias. “Throughput and unit operations could be optimised by simulating the operation through the digital plant, perhaps using a probabilistic approach to give your company the edge over competitors.”Equipped with the digital interface, all employees could be safely guided through their day’s operations, warned, coached and located for recovery if necessary. It is possible to visualise and report the entire process for variation at the unit level. Each unit level can be visualised down to the component level for performance improvement investigation. This would make it feasible, at any given time, to simulate the likely scenarios for site closure or extension using current data. Through data integrity alone, Macnab said it is possible to achieve capital costs reduction of 3-5% through reduced leakage at the interfaces and removal of rework; increased speed to market through reduced project cycle time of up to 20% as a result of the re-use of data and design. There are also the benefits of access to resources and enhanced collaboration, irrespective of their location, through a common source of high integrity data. Other benefits are increased delivery certainty, optimal start-up and improved safety outcomes.“These are just some of the benefits we believe are immediate opportunities for performance improvement,” said Macnab. “We have all seen and heard of the latest blind shaft boring machines being developed around the globe. So how do we take that forward and manage the risks associated with something that is new to us and integrate the different technologies into a competitive advantage? The immediate horizon, and possibly the most difficult, is centred on creating a common data platform or digital architecture either for the asset, the company or ideally for the industry. The broader the agreement on the architecture, the greater the benefit would be for the industry. This calls for collaboration with technology suppliers from other industries, combined with what has already been developed in shaft boring technology over the past decades. Achieving this has the potential to drive immediate savings in project delivery. Once we have access to a single data platform, we can apply advanced data analytics and bring to bear the many advances in visualisation available today. In combination with deep industry knowledge and experience that understands what it is looking at, this will allow us all to drive improved performance across the life of the asset.”The next horizon would harness the significant computer processing power available today and translate this to real time support for all management aspects of the asset. This would make it possible to harness the digital asset model to derive innovation across the industry, creating new frontiers for productivity improvement. “Whether at the early stage of development, or well advanced, this framework can be applied to the most simple of projects — or to development of the most complex and sophisticated assets,” Macnab concluded. “All this will lead to a new, far more collaborative way of working. It’s about planning and building in the virtual world first, and having the opportunity to experiment in a virtual environment to achieve the best outcome in the real world. The initial goal is to provide an attractive measure of certainty around project delivery, but the future opportunities are really only limited, at this stage, by our imaginations.”last_img read more

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ASOBAL Round 14 Atletico Madrid with an important onegoal win in Leon

← Previous Story Hungary Cup: Iman Jamali scores 11, leads Veszprem past SZESE Next Story → Setback for SG Flensburg: Olafur Gustafsson injured The derby of this 14th round of ASOBAL was definitely the one in Leon, between Ademar and Atletico Madrid. Considering Atletico Madrid’s recent slump in results and form many thought that this might be a perfect chance for Ademar Leon to finally win a big game in ASOBAL. In several occasions they had a nice two-goal lead in the game, however Atletico Madrid also did fight well and also took few goals advantage in many occasions, only to be annulled in the by the other team. The breaking of the score came in the final minutes of the game, when Atletico Madrid made a two-goal lead 29:27, and Ademar Leon could only make it 28:29 with 15 seconds to go. Atletico Madrid was experienced enough to keep the ball until the end of the game combined with Dushebayev timeout with 10 seconds to go. Important two points for Atletico in what will definitely be a very hard season in their fight to win the championship against terrific Barcelona team this season.Barcelona had a relatively job, an easy game at home against La Rioja, winning 34:20.ASOBAL Round 14 scores: Cuenca 27:33 Posada, Valladolid 31:25 BM Cangas, Villa de Aranda 28:26 Puerto Sagunto, Aragon 34:31 Guadalajara, Granollers 26:26 Anaitasuna, BM Huesca 28:28 Palmanaranja ademarAdemar LeonanaitasunaAragonatleticoatletico madridBarcelonacadenascangascuencadushebayevGranollersguadalajarahuescala riojaLeonlogronomadridpalmanaranjaposadapuerto saguntoriojasaguntoValladolidvilla arandavilla de aranda read more

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EHF CL First success for Besiktas

Turkish champions Besiktas MOGAZ celebrated the first victory at the VELUX EHF Champions League this season! The team from Bosphorus outplayed Croatian best side PPD Zagreb 32:30 (17:13).Bešiktaš: Demir (11 saves), Kocić; Mercan, Caliskan 1, Arifoglu, Pribak 4, Boyar, Buljubašić, Demirezen 1, Yilmaz, Özbahar 5, Dačević 5, Coban, Đukić 4, Döne 10, Rašić 2PPD Zagreb: Stevanović (1 save), Ivić (9 saves); Vujić, Stepančić 7, Kontrec 6, Šprem 2, Šebetić 2, Raković 1, Horvat 3, Šušnja 2, J. Valčić, T. Valčić 1, Obranović 1, Vukić, Kovačević 1, Pavlović 4STANDINGS: ← Previous Story EHF CL: Barca beat Kolding, Szeged win over Montpellier Next Story → Women’s EHF CL: Easy job for Vardar and Rostov 4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt5302149:132(17)6 2. THW Kiel6402180:157(23)8 7. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko6105157:170(-13)2 1. MVM Veszprém5410138:123(15)9 7. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu6105157:198(-41)2 Besiktas handball 6. Orlen Wisla Plock5113127:147(-20)3 4. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …6303152:154(-2)6 2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…5401167:146(21)8 read more

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Ireland overcome their Parisian hurdle to kickstart something special

first_img Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOAnd France came back again to make it a thrilling encounter; what better way for Ireland to win the Six Nations than by winning away against a team performing at their seasonal peak. The precision and skill shown by Huget, Talès and a host of tryline-battering forwards to create Dulin’s try would have made Schmidt himself proud.It took something extra from Ireland to get over their crippling Parisian hurdle. The stunning Chris Henry offload for Sexton’s first try, the exuberance of the counter-attack to create the out-half’s second; Irish players imposing themselves on the game rather than hoping it would fall their way.The endgame pushed those present and watching at home to the edge of their seats, as we had suspected it would. Ireland just don’t cope with these situations, the noise descending on them in Saint-Denis, that feeling that everything could again slip away at the last moment.Paul O’Connell admitted that he was disappointed with how Ireland closed out the game in those final 10 minutes, but he was overlooking his own team’s input in halting the desperate last gamble of the French.O’Driscoll did enough to rush Vincent Debaty into forcing his pass, Iain Henderson enveloped Damien Chouly at the back of a scrum, Ian Madigan found touch superbly from the Irish 22. All the little actions, the little details, added up to ensure Ireland did enough.It was a celebration of O’Driscoll’s career, and the iconic outside centre signed off in style as he contributed hugely both physically and mentally. This was the certain end of something that has been magical, but quite possibly the start of something that can provide further joy.The Schmidt revolution is not even a season old, but he and his players have delivered.113 brilliant pictures of Brian O’Driscoll’s international careerA truly fitting finale as Brian O’Driscoll finishes as a champion THE PRE-MATCH belief in Ireland’s ability to masterfully carry out Joe Schmidt’s latest game plan was tested as soon as one entered a frenzied Stade de France this evening.Any doubts that France would provide their finest performance of the championship were quelled by the volume and simmering atmosphere of an unexplainable Parisian confidence.The coaches boxes are situated in the lower tiers of the stand, in amongst the supporters; would the messages from Schmidt and his coaching team be clear? Paul O’Connell seemed confused when Steve Walsh informed him his team were playing from right to left in the first half rather than vice-versa; was the Irish focus in tune?Discipline had been a cornerstone of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign, but there was Chris Henry being pinged in the first minute and allowing Maxime Machenaud to give the home team a 3-0 lead.Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll have built their careers on chopping down bigger men, but here was the beastly Mathieu Bastareaud careering straight through them in the third minute.Brass bands at either end of the Stade de France reacted to les Bleus’ explosive start, bouncing their tunes off each other as if teasing the Irish players. There was an early sense that this was exactly how Philippe Saint-André wanted the game to play out.But Schmidt’s Ireland are made of sterner stuff than so many of their peers in the recent past. They rode out the storm as the Fields of Athenry bellowed out, managing the frenetic French attack and then showing an utterly clinical edge to score two superb tries midway through the first half.The second in particular showed what Schmidt has brought to the international arena. Conor Murray knew space would appear to the right of the ruck after O’Driscoll’s carry, Andrew Trimble knew he would get a pass from the scrum-half if he ran the trailing run from deep; Ireland’s players trusting the plan, a joy to watch.last_img read more

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9 examples of graffiti that probably graced your schoolbooks

first_img6. The penisThese could go from the simple to the sublime, and everything inbetween. 7. IDT/TLNDIf destroyed true/True love never dies. Obviously.8. Professing your love for Nirvana/Oasis/Spice Girls/Metallica/5ive/A.N. Other band9. How much do you REALLY love each other?The percentage could be easily worked out using the letters in your name, and then you could decide if the relationship was worth it.We’re not so sure about this one:Which ones did we miss?Was “Peig for President” big in your school? What about “Yeats is a pox”? Fill us in in the comments section…15 things that everyone did in primary school>PVA glue, Spraoi annuals worms: 21 great primary school memories>Things Taylor Swift doesn’t like> TEACHERS MAY HAVE despaired, parents might have given out yards and your books may have been harder to sell, but if you doodled any of these during your time in school, you weren’t alone.1. The ‘S’The daddy of all copybook doodling.2. Even better if your name started with ‘S’Stevens, Stephanies, Simons, Sarahs. The lucky divils.3. The advanced ‘S’This is what you advanced to after you mastered the ‘S’.4. The 3-D boxYou could literally while away hours filling pages with these.5. The advanced 3-D boxThe cunning among you could turn it into some U2 graffiti.last_img read more

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U2 wrote a special song to bid farewell to TXFM this evening

first_img Source: Lena Turnier/Twitter Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Source: TXFM 105.2/YouTubeThe lyrics consist simply of:T.X. FM. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. From U2.And people were loving it when they played it on air this evening Add us: dailyedge Share63 Tweet Email1 About to press the big green button and start TX Breakfast for one last time. Who’s awake?#bestjobever pic.twitter.com/zBOrtEbkch— Cathal Funge (@CathalFunge) October 26, 2016 Oct 26th 2016, 5:31 PM An emotionally-charged moment for fans of TXFM on its very last day 28 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 5:31 PMcenter_img Source: Cathal Funge/Twitter 18,997 Views ah jayses @U2 4 #TXFM how awesome is this!— Lena Turnier (@LenaTalena) October 26, 2016 http://dailyedge.ie/3047541 By David Elkin Of course, the band’s classics often got a run out on the station and they had a good working relationship with the old Phantom 105.2 as well.A fitting tribute on a sad day.DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! Short URL U2 wrote a special song to bid farewell to TXFM this evening And it was just played on air for the first time. TODAY IS TXFM’S last day on air – and it’s been an emotional one for the fans, staff and DJs involved with the station.And as the final evening on air began, TXFM revealed that U2 had done something special to pay tribute:The band recorded a little musical goodbye to the stationlast_img read more

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Wharton Joins ASA as State Policy Coordinator and Communications Manager

first_imgJessica Wharton has joined ASA as State Policy Coordinator and Communications Manager, based in ASA’s Washington, D.C., office. Wharton comes to ASA from the American Farm Bureau Federation where she helped coordinate policy communications and media relations. Wharton is from Akron, Ohio, and holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Palm Beach Atlantic University.“We are excited to welcome Jessica to the ASA team,” said ASA CEO Steve Censky. “Her previous industry experience and communications knowledge will play a major role in coordinating ASA’s policy objectives and successes with our state affiliates.”“Jessica will fill a much needed position on our staff,” said John Gordley, director of ASA’s Washington office. “Linking producer support to ASA’s policy initiatives through our member states will make all of us more effective in getting soybean priorities acted on by Congress.”last_img read more

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6 rights activists arrested for protesting Trumps AG pick

first_imgBenard Simelton (L), president of the Alabama NAACP State Conference, Cornell William Brooks (2nd L), president & CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Devon Crawford (R), a fellow with with the NAACP Youth & College Division. Photo: ReutersPolice in Alabama arrested six civil rights activists staging a sit-in at Senator Jeff Sessions’ office on Tuesday to protest his nomination for U.S. Attorney General, criticizing his record on voting rights and race relations.Sessions, 70, has a history of controversial positions on race, immigration and criminal justice reform.Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had vowed to occupy Sessions’ Mobile, Alabama office until the conservative Republican lawmaker either withdrew as a candidate or they were arrested.In the end, Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, and Stephen Green, national director of the youth division of the NAACP, were among those arrested, according to a post on the Twitter page of the civil rights organization.The other four protesters arrested by police included Benard Simelton, president of the NAACP’s Alabama state conference, according to local news outlet AL.com.A spokesman for Mobile police could not be reached for comment late on Tuesday.The six protesters were charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing, according to CNN.Brooks before his arrest had posted a photo on Twitter of protesters in suits occupying the senator’s Mobile office.“Senator Sessions has callously ignored the reality of voter suppression but zealously prosecuted innocent civil rights leaders on trumped-up charges of voter fraud,” Brooks said in a news release.A spokeswoman for Sessions called the NAACP’s criticisms “false portrayals.”“Jeff Sessions has dedicated his career to upholding the rule of law, ensuring public safety and prosecuting government corruption,” spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement. “Many African-American leaders who’ve known him for decades attest to this and have welcomed his nomination to be the next Attorney General.”President-elect Donald Trump in November named Sessions to lead the Justice Department and the FBI, and his history could come under scrutiny from fellow senators during a confirmation process.Sessions was a U.S. prosecutor in 1986 when he became only the second nominee in 50 years to be denied confirmation as a federal judge. This came after allegations that he made racist remarks, including testimony that he called an African-American prosecutor “boy,” an allegation Sessions denied.Sessions denied he was a racist and said at his hearing that groups such as the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union could be considered “un-American.”He also acknowledged calling the Voting Rights Act of 1965 “intrusive legislation.”last_img read more

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Theres no set pattern for perfect sex

first_imgI’m a divorced female and I fail to understand why frustrated men always propose sex! Does being single mean available these days?Name withheld, MuradabadIdeally it shouldn’t be but most of the times ‘ideal’ situations don’t arise often enough. The society and its various animals act and react in a manner that shows their true nature. Be firm in your belief and don’t let these winds break you down. Let go of yourself and have fun their way only when you are ready. Be single and be happy in your world. Ignorance is bliss and use this till you don’t find the ‘right’ one. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I don’t like it when my husband is friendly or is flirting with any other woman. I’m not jealous but I get very uncomfortable. How can I change him?Mrs. Patil, New DelhiIt isn’t possible to change anyone! Too much pressure will turn him sly and he might continue his traits behind your back. I suggest you to let go of the feelings that you are going through and trust your partner. Don’t restrict his movements but time and again exhibit your emotions. Don’t be pushy, but warm. Don’t react always. Space and trust will make situations healthy and peaceful. Don’t try to change anyone, it doesn’t work! Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy mother still treats me like a little boy! She pampers me in public and embarrasses me in front of my friends! I’m 17 and it feels horrible.Rajat, FaridabadMake her sit down and explain to her what irritates you. If need be, route it through your father. Sometimes parents always think that we are children and treat us just like they used to when were actually kids. It is her love that she showers. Don’t be rude but act mature to handle this. You are atleast lucky to have loving parents. There are many who are deprived of this. I’m getting married in January next year. I’m sleepless about my sex life. I’m virgin and have never been close to any man before.Name withheld, AgraLife will be beautiful, dear. Marriage is a joyride if both partners love and respect one another. There is enough material on the internet and great books available to educate you on sex. Don’t panic and be transparent with your partner. He will surely understand your fear and take it slow. Try and erase all fears and have a beautiful life ahead!Is it true that younger men satisfy older women better? Just curious.George, NoidaThere is a tendency amongst younger men to get attracted to older women or older men with younger woman. Young men sure have the physical capacity to satisfy a woman and some woman love to be loved by younger ones. But sex is a spontaneous act and there is no such rule of an ideal age. The chemistry between partners is most important and I personally think, there’s no set formula for perfect sex.Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Colins Blazin 5 Podcast for NFL Week 16

first_imgIt’s time for Colin’s Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast and his weekly sit down with RJ Bell from Pregame.com to see where there’s agreement and disagreement from the wiseguys on his NFL Week 16 Blazin’ 5 picks.Colin is coming off a meh 1-2-2 week, but still sits at a cool 40-27-3 on the year. This week he likes the Bills and Seahawks as road dogs; the Jags and Rams as road favorites; and the Saints getting points at home against the Falcons.Here are Colin’s Week 16 Blazin’ 5 plays. So, what do the wiseguys say?Bills (+12) at Patriots Falcons at Saints (-5.5)Jags (-4) at 49ersRams (-6.5) at TitansSeahawks (+5) at CowboysThe Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast is available every Saturday through the end of the football season. Download and subscribe to it exclusively at TheHerdNow.com, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t be a mark!last_img read more

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Biggest social reform since 1960 off to a good start officials say

first_imgIN WHAT was hailed as an historic day by President Nicos Anastasiades, Cyprus on Saturday introduced universal health care (Gesy), in what is perhaps the biggest social reform since independence in 1960.Health authorities said the first day went smoothly with the IT system surpassing expectations.“A historic day has dawned for our country,” the president said in a tweet on Saturday morning. “A day that signals perhaps the biggest social conquest in the history of the Republic of Cyprus.”“We are going forward with determination, responsibility, and patience. All the best Gesy.”Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said later that the first transaction was carried out at 5.15am by a GP, followed by one from a specialist.“It is with delight that I have been informed that no problems have been observed,” he said. “Of course, because it is Saturday, the volume is not huge but with the current volume and the transactions carried out by pharmacies, it seems that so far everything is running smoothly.”Speaking at a news conference at lunchtime, the chairman of the health insurance organisation (HIO) board, Thomas Antoniou, described Gesy as the best gift the state could give the next generations.Antoniou said the new health system was not a single reform but many combined. It is the first time Cyprus has primary healthcare as part of a universal health system. The island is the last country in the European Union to implement a health system but is among the first to have a fully electronic one.Antoniou said the first day went smoothly “but we will not become complacent as we know that problems could arise and we will ask for the public’s patience and support, as well as that of the mass media, asking them to contribute in the best possible implementation of the biggest social reform of the past 50 years.”HIO director Athos Tsinontides said dozens of people had visited their GPs and pharmacies had filled many prescriptions.Reports said pharmacies had filled over 350 prescriptions while doctors ordered some 80 lab tests.During the first day some 600 people visited their GPs who issued 75 referrals to specialists.Tsinontides said in the past few days there was no problem in registrations with the portal operating smoothly.Certain issues that concern third country nationals or Europeans from other member states relate to technical matters that must be resolved in cooperation with other government departments like the civil registry, to enable them to register.Health authorities were concerned about the performance of the IT system but Saturday went by without major issues.Tsinontides said the Gesy programme was probably the biggest IT system ever in operation in Cyprus and already some 550,000 people are registered on it, as well as hundreds of health providers.Asked how the organisation would handle the possible refusal of providers to get on board, as needs increased, Tsinontides said they would see how the first week goes since the needs have been covered to a large extent.He said there was adequacy of medicines with over 1,000 offered for free, and the number of pharmacies was also ample.The list of medicines will be updated on a daily basis, he said.In the next few days the HIO is expected to conclude the registration of between 500 and 600 specialist doctors so no problems with supply were expected in that aspect.Throughout the day Saturday, people shared posts on social media about how cheap their meds were under Gesy.Victoras Papadopoulos, the director of the president’s media office, posted a photo of himself at a pharmacy where he paid €3 for meds that would otherwise cost €98. Another man paid €2 for a prescription that cost €86 previously, he said.The first patient who needed a €220 heart ultrasound received it for free.Political parties also welcome the introduction but a large number of ordinary people posted their thanks to former health minister George Pamboridis who is widely credited with the success of pushing the system through amid a hostile environment created by its opponents.“Welcome my soul! Have a good Gesy fellow humans,” he tweeted. You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rep Farrington observes Financial Literacy Month

first_img Categories: Diana Farrington News 31Mar Rep. Farrington observes Financial Literacy Month State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica sponsored a resolution observing April 2017 as Financial Literacy Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was introduced to bring awareness to the benefits of increased financial literacy for younger generations in Michigan.“Over the past decade we have seen a trend of less family income going to savings and more going to manage household debt,” Rep. Farrington said. “Teaching financial literacy skills young people is important to ensure they are prepared and understand credit and debt and become responsible homeowners, business leaders and productive citizens.”One in four households in Michigan have insufficient savings or no savings at all, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations. These households have missed opportunities for savings, lending and other basic financial services. Financial literacy skills encourage greater financial independence, higher levels of successful homeownership and enhanced retirement security among low and moderate income households.last_img read more

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