USC gathers to remember Ying Wu, Ming Qu

first_imgHundreds gathered Wednesday at the Shrine Auditorium as the USC community remembered Ying Wu and Ming Qu, two electrical engineering graduate students killed early April 11 west of USC’s campus.Holding a memorial service a week after Wu’s and Qu’s deaths — the traditional mourning custom in Chinese culture — speakers overwhelmingly stressed the role the Trojan Family and its considerable international community have played in the days since the tragedy and will continue to play in days to come.Mourning · Vice President for Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson (left) escorted Fei Xiaohang, mother of Ming Qu, a student who was fatally shot April 11, at a memorial service Wednesday. – Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles TimesPresident C. L. Max Nikias and Yannis Yortsos, dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering, made clear the connection they felt to family and friends assembled, as both Nikias and Yortsos had once been international graduate students in America. Like Wu and Qu, both eventually became part of the Trojan Family.“I know something of the life [Wu and Qu] lived, because my wife and myself were once them,” Nikias said. “We dreamed of a better life through better education. There is a loneliness of being a foreign student in a foreign land. Many of you know this firsthand. When you come to Los Angeles, you become more than a citizen of a major metropolis. You, like them, became a member of the sacred Trojan Family.”Yortsos also underlined his shared experiences, both as an international graduate student and a parent of a Viterbi student.“I know that I speak the same language as you, because I am like you,” Yortsos told the hundreds of international students assembled. “Like you, I came to this country as a foreign graduate student. I came thirsty for education, thirsty to explore the world. Like you, I came to make a difference.”While Nikias and Yortsos drew from their own lives to connect with much of the crowd, Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni stressed that the community must look forward and carry on Wu’s and Qu’s memory.“[Chinese philosopher] Lao-Tzu said, ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,’” Soni said. “Remembering is only the beginning: We must also carry their precious gifts of love, honor, duty, hard work and sacrifice with us throughout our lives and in all that we do. As we honor them, let us cherish their memory that remains with us as a blessing for all of us.”In looking beyond the tragedy, Nikias took the opportunity to announce a yearly memorial scholarship fund in Wu’s and Qu’s names.“The holders of this scholarship will have the qualities — restrained intelligence, unyielding ambition, unassailable accomplishment and kindness — that they did,” Nikias said. “This scholarship fund will ensure that [their] dreams will live on forever, with the opportunities it opens up for other students. To further their memory we can also commit ourselves to building a safer city and world.”Nikias’ call for a safer world was echoed throughout the night as the yet unsolved murders of Wu and Qu cast a further pall on proceedings.“We engineers and scientists are analytical and methodical,” Yortsos said. “Why do things happen? When we are confronted with an unexplainable tragedy, we struggle to understand. Answers will hopefully be provided, hopefully soon. In the interim, we can persevere by choosing hope and faith for those questions we cannot answer.”Chinese Consul General Qiu Shaofang, a late addition to the services, appealed law enforcement to act and stressed the value of every Chinese citizen, at home or abroad.“The ministry of foreign affairs, ministry of education and the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles acted immediately after the tragedy happened and have committed  [to] join efforts in tackling problems arising from the incident,” Shaofang said. “As Chinese Premier Hu Jintao has said, China has a population of 1.3 billion and every one is precious.”Just as China places value in all its citizens, Nikias reminded attendees once again that the Trojan Family will continue to offer support wherever needed.“We share your grief, which weighs heavy on our hearts,” Nikias said. “Your loss weighs heavy on our university and its thousands of supporters. We also share what your children gave us, which enriched our lives immeasurably.”last_img read more

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Despite slim chances, Blackwater not bowing out just yet

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Walker, who replaced Jarrid Famous six games into the conference, showed his winning attitude as he made big plays on both ends of the floor inside the final minute, including the game-winning dunk over Hotshots big man Rafi Reavis with 3.4 seconds left.“I couldn’t leave it to chance. I don’t really dunk anymore, but for the game, I didn’t want it to get it blocked and my daughter’s watching gotta put it down for the win,” Walker said.At 1-7, Blackwater still has a mathematical chance to make a late quarterfinals run although, it no longer has control of its own fate that sweeping its remaining games still won’t secure them a spot in the last eight.It also doesn’t help that the Elite’s final three games will be against Rain or Shine, Meralco, and San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Henry Walker all pumped up after game-winner. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBlackwater coach Bong Ramos felt relieved after his team finally broke through for its first win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.But despite that, Ramos already appeared resigned to the idea that the Elite are no longer in play for a playoff spot after digging themselves a deep hole with seven straight losses to open the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “I know we’re now uninvited guests but I believe we’re still here and unlike others, we’re not here to just be on vacation,” Ramos told reporters in Filipino after a 86-84 squeaker over Magnolia on Wednesday.JP Erram, import Henry Walker and the rest of the Elite, however, aren’t planning to coast through their last three games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’re going to enjoy this win but we still have games left to play, our conference isn’t over yet,” Erram said in Filipino. As players, our goal is to win every game even though, we don’t have any chance [to make the playoffs]. We just have to push each other to win because that’s the goal that we set before the conference began.”“We’re going to win, we’re gonna win that’s how we’re approaching it. That’s the only way we can,” Walker told reporters. “We’re building for the next conference but at the same time, I don’t come over here to lose. I don’t have that in my body.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Muguruza sends Sharapova to worst Grand Slam loss in six years Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

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NHL to Vegas Golden Knights: We messed up

first_imgSAN JOSE — The NHL admitted to the Vegas Golden Knights that it messed up a game-changing call that gave the Sharks a five-minute power play in the third period of Game 7 in their first round series.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.With the Golden Knights leading by three goals, center Cody Eakin was assessed at five-minute major and a game misconduct with 10:47 left in regulation time for cross-checking Sharks captain Joe Pavelski immediately after a faceoff in the Vegas …last_img read more

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Woza! Google gets small business online

first_img20 January 2012Internet giant Google has teamed up with the Department of Industry and other partners to launch Woza Online, an initiative that aims to transform tens of thousands of South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by giving them an online presence.The announcement, made at the Innovation Hub in Tshwane this week, was followed by demonstrations during which small business owners – ranging from a Johannesburg cake business to a Soweto bird-watching company – created their own websites from scratch.Other partners to the initiative include the Human Resources Development Council (HDRC), Vodacom and Lead SA, a Primedia Broadcasting and Independent Group initiative that aims to mobilise change among South Africans for the benefit of the country.Businesses participating in the initiative will get a free, easy-to-build professional website; a matching mobile site; a free sub-domain name and hosting; an automatic listing on Google Places, which shows on Google Maps; access to training material and workshops; and free online support via Google Chat and e-mail.The first 10 000 applicants will also get top-level .co.za domain name for free for one year.Link between online presence and profitabilityAccording to the interim results of the latest SME survey conducted by World Wide Worx in January 2012, there is a strong link between being online and being competitive, profitable and sustainable. 79% of SMEs with a website reported profitability, whereas only 59% of SMEs without a website reported the same.“The more small businesses are online, the more customers they will be able to reach,” said Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe at the launch. “We often hear entrepreneurs or business owners describing the challenges of building an online presence.“With Woza Online removing those obstacles, SMEs are empowered to take that first bold step towards getting online.”Website as important as telephoneThe HRDC is a platform where social partners can jointly seek solutions to identified blockages and the provision of websites to entrepreneurs will provide them with a head start by making it quick and easy for them to have an online presence.“Today having a website is as important as having a telephone, yet over a third of SMEs are not online, and businesses with a website are four times more profitable than those without one,” said Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande. “Many businesses think that having a website is expensive or complicated.“The HRDC has partnered with Google to provide entrepreneurs with free websites.”Vodacom MD Sipho Maseko added that being connected was essential to business growth, and possibly the most cost-effective means of marketing for most SMEs. “This is a step towards economic freedom and growth for many who previously were denied due to cost, technology know-how and access,” he said.Joining the digital revolutionWorld Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said Woza Online presented a “fantastic opportunity” for SMEs across the country to join in the digital revolution, at no expense.He said that research showed that company websites, as well as the use of cloud computing, were closely correlated with being highly competitive and strongly visible. It also showed that many SMEs only survived though conditions thanks to their online presence.“We believe that the power of the internet will help small businesses in South Africa to grow, and will help entrepreneurs thrive, by bringing more local information online and making it accessible, said Google South Africa country manager Luke Mckend.“The Woza Online process is simple and business owners can be online in less than an hour – whether you sell transport services, cakes, crafts or electronics, locally or internationally.”Google has launched similar initiatives in 23 other countries around the world, from the UK, Canada, and Australia to Brazil, Indonesia, France, and Poland, bringing 400 000 businesses online over two years.In Africa, the programme was launched in Kenya and Nigeria last year, with these countries seeing over 20 000 businesses going online within the first two months.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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A vision for 2030: South Africa’s National Development Plan

first_imgSouth Africa’s National Development Plan Vision 2030 is drafted with the aim, among others, to eliminate poverty and create 11-million jobs by the year 2030.Schoolchildren at Ngidini Senior Primary School. The National Development Plan states that young people “deserve better educational and economic opportunities”. (Image: GovernmentZA, Flickr)Yvonne Fonteyn and Lucille DavieSixteen years. In that time South Africa will be a very different country, if the goals of Vision 2030, as set out in the National Development Plan (NDP), are met. The aim, among others, is to eliminate poverty and create 11-million jobs by the year 2030.“By 2030 we must be able to declare that no South African lives below a poverty line and we can fix that line,” Trevor Manuel, minister in the presidency for the National Planning Commission, said in the introduction to the NDP.Drafted by Manuel and 26 other commissioners, the plan aims to reduce inequality by 2030. It states: “South Africa can realise these goals by drawing on the energies of its people, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society.”According to the NDP, the peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy must be taken further. The government has already started to align the long-term aims of national departments with the plan, identifying where policy change is necessary for this alignment.“The NDP is a plan for the whole country,” the plan reads. “Government will engage with all sectors to understand how they are contributing to implementation, and particularly to identify any obstacles to them fulfilling their role effectively.”The plan starts with the president and deputy president, who will lead the change, setting an example for provincial premiers and local government mayors to follow.“This plan envisions a South Africa where everyone feels free yet bounded to others; where everyone embraces their full potential, a country where opportunity is determined not by birth, but by ability, education and hard work,” says the plan. “Realising such a society will require transformation of the economy and focused efforts to build the country’s capabilities. To eliminate poverty and reduce inequality, the economy must grow faster and in ways that benefit all South Africans.”Opportunities for young peopleYoung people will be a special focus – they “deserve better educational and economic opportunities”. More than this, “focused efforts are required to eliminate gender inequality”. “Promoting gender equality and greater opportunities for young people are integrated themes that run throughout this plan.”The commission noted that long-term shifts in global trade and investment were reshaping the world economy and international politics. Chief among these developments was the emergence of the rapidly growing economies of the Brics countries – China, India and Brazil in particular – as well as the increased growth in Africa.Globalisation presented additional risk for emerging markets, while climate change was another factor affecting development in South Africa. The country stands to benefit significantly from regional cooperation.Origins of the planPresident Jacob Zuma appointed the National Planning Commission in May 2010 to draft the NDP. An advisory body consisting of 26 people, the commission was drawn largely from outside the government, with members being selected for their expertise in key areas. It is chaired by Manuel, with ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as deputy chairman.The commission’s Diagnostic Report, released in June 2011, set out South Africa’s achievements and shortcomings since 1994. It identified a failure to implement policies and an absence of broad partnerships as the main reasons for slow progress. And it set out nine primary challenges:Too few people work.The quality of school education for black people is poor.Infrastructure is poorly located, inadequate and under-maintained.Spatial divides hobble inclusive development.The economy is unsustainably resource-intensive.The public health system cannot meet demand or sustain quality.Public services are uneven and often of poor quality.Corruption levels are high.South Africa remains a divided society.DemographicsThe commission had to take into account the demographics of South Africa, including:The birth rate, which is at 1% now and is dropping, and is predicted to stand at 0.5% by 2030.About 60% of the population live in urban areas; by 2030 it is predicted to be 70%.The effects of immigration, which will add 0.1% to 0.2% to the population by 2030.The effects of HIV and Aids, which has stabilised at 10% of the population being HIV-positive.To maximise the benefits of this “demographic dividend”, says the commission, the country requires better nutrition and health care, improved educational standards, increased access to further and higher education, easier entry into the labour market and greater labour mobility, which is the ability to move to where jobs are on offer. All of these factors need to be taken into account in national planning.Goals of the NDPBy 2030 the country needs to eliminate income poverty. In other words, it must reduce the proportion of households with a monthly income of below R419 (US$42.2) a person (in 2009 prices) from 39% to 0%.And secondly, it must reduce inequality – the Gini coefficient, a measure of income disparity, should fall from 0.69 to 0.6.This will be achieved by increasing employment from 13-million in 2010 to 24-million in 2030; raising per capita income from R50 000 ($5 000) in 2010 to R120 000 ($12 100) by 2030; increasing the share of national income of the bottom 40% from 6% to 10%; establishing a competitive base of infrastructure, human resources and regulatory frameworks; ensuring that skilled, technical, professional and managerial posts better reflect the country’s racial, gender and disability makeup, and many other goals.An important focus of the NDP is to unite South Africans around a common programme that will enhance the Constitution’s vision of a united, prosperous, non-racial and non-sexist society. “Although progress has been made to improve the lives of women; discrimination, patriarchal attitudes and poor access to quality education persists.The plan deals with these factors holistically, recognising that key priorities such as education or rural development will have the biggest impact on poor women,” indicates the NDP.In addition, citizens should be encouraged to be active in their own development. The document says that while the state “must actively support and incentivise citizen engagement”, citizens should: actively seek opportunities for advancement, learning, experience and opportunity; work together with others in the community to advance development, resolve problems and raise the concerns of the voiceless and marginalised; and, hold the government, business and all leaders in society accountable for their actions.“The country we seek to build by 2030 is just, fair, prosperous and equitable. Most of all, it is a country that each and every South African can proudly call home. It is up to all South Africans to play a role in fixing the future.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Matt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben Mbala

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Matt Nieto incurred a cut above the left eye and laid down bloodied after a collision with Ben Mbala. Photo by Bong Lozada. INQUIRER.netBen Mbala literally drew the first blood in this heated Game 1 affair between La Salle and Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals on Saturday.Matt Nieto was on the receiving end of an inadvertent elbow late in the first half which left him bloodied and writhing in pain on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA With the Blue Eagles leading the Green Archers, 43-39, at the 36.6 second mark of the second quarter, Mbala had a hard time wiggling out of Kris Porter’s defense in the paint which led to him spinning to his right and inadvertently hitting Nieto with his right elbow straight to the face and cut him above the left eye.Matt Nieto down and bloodied after collision with Ben Mbala. Looked like an elbow but its Nieto who is called for the foul. pic.twitter.com/67rSwwq2kMFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Cedelf P. Tupas (@cedelfptINQ) November 25, 2017 MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Nieto was called for a blocking foul in the play as Mbala canned his freebies.The blue side of the crowd didn’t shy away from expressing their displeasure, with Nieto’s father Jet seen being restrained by some members of the audience.Ateneo is still on the driver’s seat, 43-39 against La Salle at the half as of press time.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LeBron wants teammate Rose to be ‘happy with whatever decision he makes’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Perkins leads NLEX-SCTEX team in Merlion Cup

first_imgView comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters PBA draft entrant Jason Perkins headlines the roster as he will be backstopped by veterans Pamboy Raymundo and Oping Sumalinog in the seven-team tournament set from September 20 to 24 at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Road Warriors assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa will call the shots for the Philippine team in the invitational.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlso joining NLEX-SCTEX are Cignal’s Jaypee Belencion, Byron Villarias, Alfred Batino, Andreas Cahilig, and Harold Arboleda, as well as former SCTEX players AJ Vitug and Mark Pangilinan from the defunct PCBL.Beefing up the roster will be Maurice Shaw, a 32-year-old big man who is currently suiting up in the Thailand Basketball Super League. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img “These players are part of the NLEX-SCTEX family that will be ready when called up. We are proud to represent the country and the company,” NLEX-SCTEX team manager Borgie Hermida said. NLEX-SCTEX will face stiff competition in the tournament as it will take on 2016 champion Shanghai Sharks of China, hosts Singapore Slingers, Satria Muda Pertamina of Indonesia, Yulon Luxgen Dinos of Taiwan, Jeonju KCC Egis of the Korean Basketball League, and Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League.Last year, star guard Jimmer Fredette towed the Sharks to the title as they beat the Kiefer Ravela-led Mighty Sports-Philippines in the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter winning back-to-back titles in the recently-concluded 2017 PBA D-League season, the core of the Cignal HD looks to make one more run for the crown.Playing under the banner of NLEX-SCTEX, the Hawkeyes will represent the Philippines in the 2017 Merlion Cup in Singapore later this month.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

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Photo: Former Duke Stars Jay Williams And Chris Duhon Are Sitting Together At Cameron Indoor Tonight

first_imgJay Williams smiles for the camera.LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 27: ESPN analyst, former NBA player and pageant judge Jay Williams appears before the 17th annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 27, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Perhaps the greatest backcourt in the history of the Duke men’s basketball program is back in Durham, North Carolina, Wednesday evening. Jay Williams and Chris Duhon, who starred together for the Blue Devils in the early 2000s, leading Mike Krzyzewski’s team to a national title in 2001, are taking in their former team’s game against Georgia Tech. Williams and Duhon are sitting together at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke and Georgia Tech are currently playing on ESPN2. The Blue Devils (18-5, 5-3 ACC) are coming off a major road victory against Virginia.last_img read more

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Photos: Cool Graphics Show How Ridiculously Stacked FSU’s 2013 National Title Team Was

first_imgA banner with Florida State's logo on the field before a game.TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of fans of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State’s 2013 national title team is widely believed to be one of the most talented college football teams in the modern era, crushing opponents on the way to the BCS title with an average margin of victory of just under 42 points a game.But just how stacked were the Seminoles that year? To put it simply: ridiculously stacked. On Thursday, Seminoles Recruiting tweeted out these cool graphics, boasting that all 22 starters from 2013 are currently playing in the NFL. And the list doesn’t even include kicker Roberto Aguayo, who was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wow. Teamwork makes the dream work. #TBT #FEARtheSPEAR #ProNoles pic.twitter.com/3xBl6rHSme— Seminoles Recruiting (@FSU_Recruiting) May 26, 2016Here’s a closer look at Seminoles Recruiting’s graphics.FSU offense graphicfsu defense graphicThe debate over the greatest college football team of all time is a regular one, and the 2013 Seminoles belong in the conversation.last_img read more

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HP Heat wave intensifies

first_imgShimla: The heat wave has intensified in the plains and the lower hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, the Meteorological Department said on Sunday. Una recorded the highest temperature in the state at 32.8 degrees Celsius, the MeT Centre, Shimla, said. The maximum temperature in Bilaspur was 31 degrees Celsius, followed by Hamirpur 30.6 degrees Celsius, Kangra 30.4 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 30.1 degrees Celsius, Mandi 29.7 degrees Celsius and Chamba 28.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in both Shimla and Manali was 23 degrees Celsius, whereas it was 14.8 degrees Celsius in Dalhousie. The lowest temperature in the state was recorded in tribal district Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong at 2.1 degrees Celsius, it added.last_img read more

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