Dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was allegedly beaten up by a mob of ‘cow vigilantes’ at Behror in Alwar district last week, died of serious injuries on his chest and lower abdomen, the autopsy report of his body has revealed in its preliminary findings.The 55-year-old man from Nuh in Haryana sustained internal injuries on his lungs, while his ribs were broken and blood clots were found near his heart, stated the post-mortem report prepared by a four-member team of doctors and medical jurists.“It appears prima facie that Pehlu Khan died of internal injuries and heavy bleeding. The medical team has asked for viscera analysis for submitting its final report,” Alwar Superintendent of Police Rahul Prakash told The Hindu on Friday, after the district police obtained the autopsy report.Police looking for 10 more ‘cow vigilantes’The three accused – Vipin Yadav, Ravindra Yadav and Kalu Ram Yadav – who were arrested on Wednesday on the basis of video footage of the incident, were produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Behror on the expiry of their one-day police remand. The court sent them in judicial custody for 14 days.Mr. Prakash said the police had identified 10 more accused persons in the case after establishing their presence on the spot from the video clippings circulated on the social media. Their names have been added to the first information report registered initially against six suspects on charge of murder and other offences.Three special teams of police officers were searching for the accused, who had fled their homes, and conducting raids at their suspected hideouts, said the Superintendent of Police.CM intervention soughtCivil rights groups have sought immediate intervention of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the matter in order to stop the “lawlessness and free run” given to cow vigilantes allegedly with the support of many people in high places.While asking whether the law and order machinery had been handed over by the police to the cow protection vigilante groups, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties said if this was not stopped, lawlessness would prevail on the streets and the State’s economic foundation would be attacked.In a memorandum submitted to Ms. Raje, PUCL State president Kavita Srivastava and other activists demanded immediate arrest of all attackers, suspension of Behror Station House Officer and resignation of Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria for “openly glorifying and lauding the criminals”.
Pune: Accusing the Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of apathy towards the problems of the Dhangar (shepherd) community, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh chief Prakash Ambedkar said on Tuesday that the community had been treated like a football by national parties. “The position of the Dhangar community has not improved since Independence. Both the BJP as well as the Congress have played with the community like a football, pushing their problems in different parts of the political field,” Mr. Ambedkar said in Kolhapur.Since the community had been denied justice, the BBM chief said that the Dhangars had decided to resolve their own issues rather than begging political crumbs from bigger parties.For this, a state-wide rally of the Dhangar community is to be held on May 20 in the temple town of Pandharpur in Solapur district, 215 km from Pune city.The rally, a show of strength by the community members in a prelude to the 2019 general and Assembly elections, aims to establish a government imbued with the ideals of the ‘Shahu-Phule-Ambedkar’ movement.Last month, the BBM chief had openly advocated reservation for the Dhangar community.Mr. Ambedkar’s move of reaching out to the community is seen as a bid to rally together backward communities under the BBM umbrella before the next year’s elections. In a further censure of the BJP government, the BBM president alleged that the hullabaloo over the renaming of Solapur University was “a deliberate move on part of Fadnavis government to aggravate social tensions.”“The State Education Minister Vinod Tawde is further stoking this controversy [over renaming of Solapur varsity]. They [the Maharashtra govt.] must tender an apology to the Dhangar community for playing politics over Ahilyabai Holkar, a great and saintly historical figure,” he said.Last year, Chief Minister Fadnavis had sought the renaming of Solapur University after Punyashlok Ahilyabai Holkar, the 18th Century Maratha queen who ruled Malwa and is revered by members of the Dhangar community.Before the 2014 Assembly elections, the BJP had lured some leaders of the community with promises of reservation.Later it inducted Mahadev Jankar, a prominent Dhangar leader and chief of the Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP) and minor BJP ally, into the State cabinet.It had also commissioned the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for a study on the backwardness of the community.Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) too had jumped into the fray to win the hearts and minds of the community by expressing support for Dhangar reservation.
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Ceramic masters of mingAfter its first wine sale of finest and rarest wines early this year, Sotheby’s is set to offer one of the most splendid collections of Chinese porcelain left in private hands in Hong Kong this April. Put together in the mid-20th century by Roger Pilkington, one of,Ceramic masters of mingAfter its first wine sale of finest and rarest wines early this year, Sotheby’s is set to offer one of the most splendid collections of Chinese porcelain left in private hands in Hong Kong this April. Put together in the mid-20th century by Roger Pilkington, one of the most eminent and active collectors of his day, the collection spans 1,000 years of Chinese porcelain production, from the Tang through to the Ming and on to the Qing dynasties.It captures all the significant achievements in the field, and at the same time tells the fascinating story, not only of the evolution of Chinese porcelain, but also of Chinese history. 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Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J5 and J7 2016 editions. Both the phones were first unveiled in March without pricing and availability details. The Galaxy J5 (2016) has been launched at KRW 290,000 (roughly Rs 17,000), while the Galaxy J7 (2016) comes at a price of KRW 363,000 (roughly Rs 21,000), in South Korea . Samsung will launch the phones in India today.The Galaxy J7 (2016) comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor (unspecified chipset) coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card. It is backed by a 3,300mAh battery.The Galaxy J5 (2016) on the other hand has a 5.2-inch HD screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (again, unspecified) coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card. It uses a 3,100mAh battery.Both the phones sport a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Both the phones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz UI and support 4G LTE Cat. 4.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) quick review: One for the roadSamsung recently launched the Galaxy J3 (2016) in India at a price of Rs 8,990. The Galaxy J3 (2016) is geared almost exclusively towards bikers, changing the way users ride, according to the company. It brings biking and mobility together thanks to its in-built S Bike Mode. The feature is enabled via NFC for which the phone will ship with a specialised NFC tag.advertisementThe feature mutes any incoming call and automatically sends a text to the caller to try calling later. Messages can be pre-recorded in as many as 14 Indian languages. If however the call is urgent, the caller can press 1 to get through. The receiver will then get a distinctive tune to know the call is urgent. But he/she won’t be able to take the call unless he stops his/her bike thanks to an inbuilt motion lock.
Shillong, May 31 (PTI) BJP leader and national spokesperson Nalin Kohli today said the Congress government in Meghlaya under Mukul Sangma followed the motto of “apna vikas aur apne parivar ka vikas” unlike that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s ?sabka saath sabka vikas?.”His(Sangmas) entire development is about himself and the growth of his family members,? Kohli told newsmen here.The chief ministers brother Zenith Sangma is his cabinet colleague and holds the sports portfolio. His wife is a legislator and his son-in-law Daryl Momin had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.”Mukul Sangma cannot speak of either development or performance. His tenure will be known as the tenure in which even the Congress leaders are most unhappy about,” he said.Speaking on Congress governments alleged “non-performance”, Kohli said ?Forget about the people, roads or traffic. He (Mukul) has time to build a palatial house for himself but not the state assembly.?Meghalaya is without a permanent assembly building since the palatial one that housed it was gutted in an inferno in 2001 and the Good Wood bungalow built by the government at a cost of Rs 30 crore for the chief minister was completed in two years and Sangma moved in in 2013 shortly after he was re-elected.”These are the priorities and that is why the people of Garo Hills defeated him when his wife contested the Lok Sabha elections,” Kohli remarked.Kohli said the Congress has no track record in their tenure to show any development or performance and therefore raked up the beef ban issue.advertisement?The problem is the issue is being brought to the forefront by all political parties, specially Mukul Sangma?s government, because they are petrified and are scared to death with the three years of sabka saath sab ka vikas of Prime Minister Modi,? Kohli said.”Modi?s government is working relentlessly on one thing – that we are the government for those who voted for us and for those who did not. For those who stand besides us and for those who did not. We are a government of 125 crore people and there is love and affection in the government for each one,” he said.Speaking on religious harmony, “This is the land that respects everyone. I may have my faith but I will respect yours and I will still respect you if you do not have any faith. It is a mutual thing,” Kohli said. PTI JOP KK KK
English champions Chelsea earned 150.8 million pounds ($194 million) from the Premier League this season while bottom side Sunderland were paid more than Leicester City got as title winners last year thanks to a new broadcast contract.The 2016-17 campaign was the first under the 5.1 billion pounds TV rights deal signed in 2015, with the total value of the league’s central payments to clubs rising to 2.4 billion pounds from 1.6 billion a year earlier.Sunderland, who were relegated to the Championship (second-tier) after finishing last, earned 93.5 million pounds, more than Leicester did in winning the 2015-16 title.This term the Foxes earned 115.8 million pounds for finishing 12th compared to 93 million as champions last season.The amounts include broadcast and commercial income plus prize money. Commercial income, overseas broadcast income, and a percentage of domestic broadcast income is shared equally between the league’s 20 clubs.The rest is split according to each club’s league position and the number of televised games they feature in each season.Third-placed Manchester City and Liverpool, who finished fourth, both featured in more televised games than second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, and accordingly finished slightly above the north London club in the money stakes.Premier League payments to clubs at the end of 2016-17 season (in pounds):Chelsea – 150,811,183Tottenham Hotspur – 145,461,325Manchester City – 146,927,965Liverpool – 146,122,439Arsenal – 139,636,498Manchester United – 141,103,138Everton – 127,800,699Southampton – 122,450,841Bournemouth – 118,237,066West Bromwich Albion – 114,023,291West Ham United – 116,626,014Leicester City – 115,820,488Stoke City – 107,062,381Crystal Palace – 109,665,104Swansea City – 103,179,163Burnley – 101,237,554Watford – 102,704,194Hull City – 97,354,336advertisementMiddlesbrough – 98,820,976Sunderland – 93,471,118
Any lingering doubt about Wriddhiman Saha’s claim as India’s automatic Test wicketkeeter evaporated after the diminutive glovesman’s virtuoso performance in the second Test against Sri Lanka.Yet another glovesman who suffered in the long shadow of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Saha bid his time to stake his claim until the former India captain quit Tests in late 2014. (Virat Kohli and Co. unwind after Team India’s historic win in Colombo)Saha, 32, possesses none of his predecessor’s flamboyance or big-hitting ability with the bat but his dexterity behind the stumps, to go with his determination in front of them, has meant that Dhoni, who now plays only limited-overs cricket, has not really been missed.The second Test against Sri Lanka, which India won by an innings and 53 runs on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, was a moot case.On a minefield of a track at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Saha’s keeping masterclass prompted skipper Virat Kohli to term him the best in the business.”Four byes on that sort of pitch speaks volumes of the kind of ability he has,” Kohli said after India’s comprehensive victory at SSC.”He’s right up there in world cricket among the very best. He’s the best keeper in this format right now, I’d say.”AP PhotoOn a treacherous track where every other delivery misbehaved, Saha was exemplary especially in the second innings when the pitch was at its worst.Kusal Mendis had raised 191 runs with Dimuth Karunaratne for the second wicket, rekindling Sri Lanka’s faint hopes of a fightback, when he deflected the ball onto his thigh pad and a diving Saha took a stunning catch to dismiss the centurion.advertisementOn Sunday, Saha produced another gem of a dismissal, pouching Angelo Mathews’ top-edge to complete a dismissal which ended Sri Lankan resistance.Like he did throughout the match, Saha never took his eyes off the ball, climbed with it and positioned his gloved hand right behind to take a deceptively easy catch.It was a ritual Saha, who scored a patient 67 in India’s first innings 622-9 declared, religiously followed despite the rigours of keeping wickets for over 166 overs as Sri Lanka batted back-to-back after India enforced the follow-on.Whether the ball skidded, spun, kept low or reared up, it invariably landed in Saha’s reliable gloves once it made it past the bat. He was also lightning fast in stumping Dilruwan Perera.”You saw his keeping today, how agile he is,” Kohli said.”He can create chances at any stage. He’s very safe behind the stumps and he’s been outstanding.”
Real Madrid Bale, Mane or Dzeko? Vote for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage, presented by Nissan! Goal 21:00 12/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Images Real Madrid Roma Atlético Madrid Beşiktaş Liverpool UEFA Champions League Gareth Bale Antoine Griezmann Edin Džeko Sadio Mané The six matchdays brought a whole host of stunning strikes in Europe’s leading club competition, but which do you think was best? Gareth Bale’s screaming volley verses Borussia Dortmund has been nominated for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage, presented by Nissan!The Real Madrid man struck during his side’s emphatic 3-1 defeat of BVB in Germany, sending his first-time volley flying past a helpless Roman Burki and into the top corner.But the Wales international wasn’t the only one to hit an impressive volley during the group stage, and faces some stiff competition for the prize. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sadio Mane will no doubt believe he has a strong claim to take the award following his acrobatic effort in Liverpool’s 7-0 destruction of Spartak Moscow.And so too will Roma’s Edin Dzeko, who took the Goal of the Week prize on Matchday Three for his impressive volley in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Dzeko’s Roma colleague Stephan El Shaarawy is also in contention, after hitting a brilliant curling effort in the return match, as is Besiktas star Cenk Tosun thanks to his thumping strike against Porto.Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann rounds out the nominations with a flying volley of his own during his side’s 2-0 defeat of Roma that won the award on Matchday Five.Click here to watch the contenders and vote for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week, presented by Nissan!
COLLEGE PARK, MD – SEPTEMBER 17: General view of the Maryland Terrapins and West Virginia Mountaineers game at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)The first week of college football usually generates a few blowouts, and that is certainly the case in the Maryland-Howard game. It’s been a one-sided affair for all four quarters of this matchup.Maryland is being led by Mike Locksley once again this year. He’s certainly off to a strong start with the Terrapins.After the first half, Maryland had a 56-point lead over Howard. Quarterback Josh Jackson has completed 15-of-24 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns.Since the Terrapins have dismantled the Bison throughout this game, they’ve taken their foot off the gas in the second half. Nonetheless, the scoreboard is still absurd. With the fourth quarter of action coming to an end, Maryland leads 79-0 over Howard.Putting up 79 points is obviously worth noting, but keeping your opponent scoreless makes it even more impressive.Here’s the official scoreboard as of now:WELCOME BACK, COLLEGE FOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/tEPXdaC9Rd— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 31, 2019Maryland has outgained Howard by nearly 600 yards on the afternoon. However, the time of possession hasn’t been lopsided.The road from here only gets tougher for Maryland as Week 2 presents a showdown with No. 22 Syracuse.Regardless of how brutal the Terrapins’ schedule may appear in the coming weeks, Locksley has to be proud of how his players showed up in their season opener.
Virat Kohli delights fans in Florida with autographs and selfies at training sessionIndia cricket team trained at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida even as they were watched by a group of India fans ahead of their T20Is against the West Indies.advertisement India Today Web Desk FloridaAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 22:36 IST Virat Kohli-led Team India will begin their tour of West Indies with 2 T20Is in Florida (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSIndia cricket team trained in Florida ahead of 1st T20I vs West IndiesVirat Kohli interacted with fans who had turned up to watch the team trainingIndia take on West Indies in the 1st T20I on SaturdayIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli obliged to fans’ requests of selfies and autographs during the team’s first training session ahead of the 3-match T20I series against West Indies in Florida.A group of passionate Indian cricket fans turned up at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill to see the Indian cricket team go through its training drills. Virat Kohli led the team during the session as the India stars played footvolley even as the bunch of fans watched on.Kohli made sure the India fans didn’t go home empty-handed as he took time out to interact with them. From signing autographs on t-shirts and on phone cases from obliging to requests of selfies, the India captain put a smile on the fans’ faces.Skipper @imVkohli does know how to bring smiles and joy to the fans #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/lqrAUaCODYBCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2019When it’s play ball time #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/EPMNJsiCseBCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2019India will play two T20Is in Florida on August 3 and 4 before heading to Guyana for the final T20I of the 3-match series against the West Indies. Virat Kohli’s men will then play 3 ODIs before kicking off their world championships campaign with a 2-Test series against the West Indies.A lot of fresh faces have been inducted into the senior national team for the limited-overs series against the West Indies. MS Dhoni was not available for selection as the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has taken a 2-month break from international cricket to train with the Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army.advertisementOn the other hand, the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have been handed recalls as India will be looking to settle their middle order issues that hampered their performances at World Cup 2019. Seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik faced the axe after India’s semi-final defeat to New Zealand in England last month.Amid rumours of rift in the Indian camp, the Virat Kohli-led team left for Florida. The India captain rubbished the rumours of strain in his relationship with limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma. Speculations were rife that Kohli and Rohit were not on the same page when it came to the on-field issues and the latter’s Instagram activity wherein he reportedly unfollowed Anushka Sharma added fuel to fire.”In my opinion it’s baffling to be honest. It’s absolutely ridiculous to read such stuff that comes out. I have been to a few public events and the sentiment is ‘aap log kya khele (you guys played so well)’,” Virat Kohli said at India’s pre-departure press conference on Monday.”We are feeding off lies. We are overlooking facts. We are turning a blind eye to all the good things that has happened. We are creating fantasies and scenarios in our head and want to accept that this is the truth,” Kohli added.Also Read | Virat Kohli enjoys Miami outing with Anushka Sharma ahead of West Indies tourAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Steve Smith 2nd fastest after Don Bradman to hit 24 Test hundredsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India VS West IndiesFollow Florida cricket
Arjun Tendulkar in Mumbai squad for pre-season tournamentArjun Tendulkar will be part of the 15-member squad led by Suryakumar Yadav for Bapuna Cup, which will be organised by Vidarbha Cricket Association.advertisement Next Press Trust of India MumbaiAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 18:20 IST Arjun Tendulkar has made it to the Mumbai squad for Bapuna Cup (@HomeofCricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSArjun Tendulkar has made the 15-man Mumbai squadBapuna Cup pre-season tournament will be held in NagpurIn the past, Arjun has bowled to Team India at training sessionsArjun Tendulkar, son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and a left-arm pacer, has been named in the 15-member Mumbai squad for the upcoming ‘Bapuna Cup’ to be held in Nagpur.The squad, to be led by senior pro Suryakumar Yadav, was announced by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on its website on Monday.The Bapuna Cup is a pre-season tournament organised by the Vidarbha Cricket Association.This year, it will be played in 50-over format and will begin from September 5.In the past, Arjun Tendulkar has played in the T20 Mumbai League after he was picked for Rs 5 lakh.The 19-year-old Mumbaikar has also bowled to the Indian team in the nets.Squad: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Aditya Tare, Jay Bista, Sarfaraz Khan, Shubham Ranjane, Raunak Sharma, Eknath Kerkar, Sufiyan Shaikh, Akash Parkar, Shams Mulani, Aditya Dhumal, Shashank Attarde, Aquib Kureshi, Kruthik Hanagavadi and Arjun Tendulkar.Also Read | 2nd Test: Tom Latham, BJ Watling lead New Zealand to series-leveling win over Sri LankaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Arjun TendulkarFollow Suryakumar YadavFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow MumbaiFollow Bapuna Cup
How to Properly Polish Your Own Shoes Become a Tiki Garnish Master With These 6 Expert Tips How to Make a Whiskey Sour Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee There’s been a lot of talk about salt lately. We know that too much can be harmful to our bodies, especially when we have no idea how much is actually going into the food we eat. But maybe the problem isn’t the salt itself, but rather how we’ve been using it for so many years. Salt can make or break a meal, whether we neglect it completely or go overboard. But if there is a better way to savor salt, we found it. Beneath the foodie-thronged streets of Portland, Maine, your Salt Cellar awaits.Downstairs on Middle Street, the Cellar is a cool, dimly lit space devoted to salt in its purest form. Entire walls made of sparkling, reddish blocks that look more like collectible crystals than the 1150 mg of last night’s bacon cheeseburger.Even when the salt looks this good, it’s the taste that carries it home. There are enough finishing flavors to keep you occupied for a long weekend. Applewood smoked, Vintage Merlot, Spanish Rosemary, and Lime Fresco, are only a handful of the forty-plus finishing salts to choose from.The best way to discover your favorite is to start tasting. The owners are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, so use them to the best of your advantage while tasting your way through the store. In keeping with the idea that less is more, the salt comes in small glass bottles. The grains are so distinctly flavored that a mere dusting goes a long way.One of our favorites is the black truffle. Without any of the faux “truffle” flavoring that goes into so many exorbitantly-priced products today, the grains have been liquefied into salt-water, soaked with actual Italian black truffles, then solidified back into grains that immediately awaken your taste buds. Move over, table salt.If you want to experiment with all the Salt Cellar has to offer, the shop also sells soaps, mud masks, salt body scrubs, Dead Sea soaking salts, and Himalayan salt candles. If you can’t make the trek to Portland anytime soon, check out their list of salts here. Learning to Sea Salt in a Whole New Light with Jacobsen Salt Company
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Prospects for the once ailing multipurpose shipping fleet have improved amid a surging growth in renewable energy generation and a construction boom in South East Asia.In its report, shipping consultancy Drewry said that it remains “cautiously optimistic on the outlook for the sector,” as there are some caveats to this optimism. Global general cargo demand is forecast to grow at a rate of just 2% per year to 2022, while the multipurpose and heavylift fleet is expected to contract at less than 1% per year over the same period.“Meanwhile, the threat of a trade war continues to loom over the horizon and the competing sectors are not yet secure enough to move from this sector.”Multipurpose vessels benefit from the growth in demand for both breakbulk and project cargo and, while it is clear that both are effected by modal competition and trade tariffs, the latter has seen some renewal in certain sectors.BP’s energy outlook shows that, although renewable energy consumption is still a minor part of the global mix, it is growing at a faster rate of almost 17% year-on-year, compared to any of the other fuel types. Wind energy provided more than half of that renewables growth, which is positive news for the multipurpose sector.The other significant factor in the uplift for demand is a region-wide constriction boom for South East Asia that is expected to last the next ten years. It is largely fueled by China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, which will link China to Europe through Central and South-East Asia.The outlook for the competing sectors, although mixed going into the final quarter of the year, remains positive for the medium term, according to Drewry.“There may be trouble ahead but the green shoots of recovery appear weather-proofed to withstand the volatility expected to the end of 2018.”
The police sought the court order on parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Johnston Fernando, Dinesh Gunawardena, Prasanna Ranatunga, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Shriyani Wijewickrama, Ranjith de Soysa and Bandula Gunawardena. (Colombo Gazette) A request by the police to issue notice on 11 joint opposition parliamentarians has been rejected by the Colombo Fort Magistrate.The police had sought the order over the protest staged recently by the joint opposition against the former Central Bank governor recently.
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake took oaths today as the Minister of Highways and Road Development.He took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena. Meanwhile, UPFA MP Pavithra Wanniarachchi took oaths as the State Minister of Petroleum Resources Development.
Prom is meant to be a night to remember, a celebration to cap off the end of high school.Gabby Horner-Shepherd is a 21-year-old Waterford District High School student with special needs. She is in her senior year and is hoping to go to prom this coming Saturday.Her mom, Shannon Horner-Shepherd, decided to make a website and video to search for a prom date for Gabby.“It was a last-minute spontaneous decision that hit me in the middle of the night,” Shannon said about creating the website. The idea came to her on May 22. “A friend of Gabby’s sister came and helped build the website.”The website went live on May 25, just a week before the prom will take place. Gabby’s prom is on June 1, so time is tight for her to find a date.“I would really like to go to my senior year prom,” Shannon said on Gabby’s behalf in a video posted to their website. “I need a date. I need someone special who is willing to take me.”The website has pulled in a few applicants already.“We’ve had quite a few people that have replied and reached out. We’re going to have to narrow down the search, but we’re always still looking,” said Shannon. “The people that have sent stuff in are all amazing people and have expressed an interest, and it’s great.”Shannon says that Gabby’s ideal prom date would be Ed Sheeran or Pitbull, because she loves music.“She loves listening to the male singing voices. She’s got a couple Ed Sheeran songs that can calm her down at any time.”Gabby has a genetic disorder – partial trisomy 13 duplicate inversion — meaning she has an extra piece on her 13th chromosome. When she was about three weeks old, doctors told Gabby’s parents that her life expectancy was one year, but she made it through that initial year and is now completing high school. She is non-verbal, meaning she does not speak or use sign language, but she is able to get her point across to people she knows well.Shannon said the best way to describe Gabby is “sparkling.” She also describes her as engaging and funny, with a mischievous personality. The website says she is assertive and feisty when her needs are not met.Gabby, needing to be supervised 24 hours a day, has two support staff workers that help her with different aspects of life. She likes to take her supports on adventures, and has gone paddle-boarding, Sea-dooing, and zip-lining with them.Gabby has been a student at Waterford since Grade 10, and is now ready to graduate after her prom.The website has an introduction to Gabby, written in her perspective by her mom.“With the help of my mom I want to change the way that the world sees people with disabilities and how they live their lives. I know to the rest of the world I may not be someone who you would walk up to and want to spend time with but once you get to know me I am one heck of an amazing person,” Shannon wrote on the website for Gabby.Shannon also posted about the hunt on Facebook, which currently has over 35 comments, 110 likes, and 165 shares.In the post Shannon writes, “My life’s mission since she came into this world 21 years ago has been to make sure that she is remembered by everyone she meets so that when the day comes that she’s no longer on this earth she has left an imprint on their souls. I would love this prom to be one of those times where she is remembered by everyone whose lives she has touched in high school. And to truly make it the best night ever for Gabby!”If you are interested in putting your name forward in the search for Gabby’s prom date, you can contact Shannon at email@example.com or check out Gabby’s website www.hornershannont.wixsite.com/prom2019The prom is on June 1, so applications need to be in as soon as firstname.lastname@example.orgVideo Playerhttps://video.wixstatic.com/video/8f57f4_025e3f7f6dd945c1b08d49082a520ae3/480p/mp4/file.mp400:0000:0000:39Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
In a statement to the press, the Council’s current President, Ambassador John D. Negroponte of the United States, welcomed recent moves in the country, including the Government’s stated intention to accord national priority to peacebuilding in Bougainville. Ambassador Negroponte recalled that the Bougainville Peace Agreement, signed in August 2001, has three elements: autonomy, a referendum and a weapons disposal plan. Council members, he said, “encouraged the parties to work together to implement these provisions as soon as possible in order to achieve a definitive settlement of the conflict.”Particular emphasis was placed on the agreed weapons disposal plan, which the President stressed must be carried out “in full and on time.” He added that the members called for redoubled efforts “without interruption” to achieve this end.Noting the importance of international aid in support of the Bougainville peace process, Council members urged the world community to remain mobilized in this respect, according to the statement.Ambassador Negroponte also voiced the appreciation of Council members for “the important role played by the United Nations Political Office in Bougainville as well as the Peace Monitoring Group of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu.”The press statement followed a closed-door briefing on Bougainville by John Renninger, the Director of the Asia and Pacific Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs.
Ohio State freshman forward Emma Maltais (17) heads back out on the ice to start the second period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFreshmen forwards Emma Maltais and Tatum Skaggs started their ice hockey careers as followers. At the age of 4, all they wanted to do was lace up their skates and follow their big brothers onto the ice. It didn’t matter that they were likely to be the only girls in a rink full of boys.Then, amid the countless drills, skating exercises and shots at the net, something clicked. Hockey was no longer about being just like their big brothers. It became their own passion.“As soon as I started to play more, it was kind of like, ‘This is my dream,’” Skaggs said. “[My brother] just helped me get into it.” Maltais developed a similar mindset as she got more into the sport, falling in love with the thrill and speed of the game. Her competitive edge has not waned over the years, especially since her start on the Ohio State women’s hockey team this past season.Maltais led the Buckeyes in points with 14 goals and 24 assists in the 2017-18 regular season. Skaggs followed closely behind with 21 goals and 14 assists. Despite leading in the scorebook, neither of the freshmen feels her contributions are more important than anyone else’s on the team. “Everyone knows that everyone is equal and we need all of each other to win,” Skaggs said. “I don’t feel as if there’s any hierarchy for me just because [I put] the puck in the net … it takes all of us to win.’Both players knew they wanted to play collegiate hockey early in their careers. Maltais committed to Ohio State as a freshman in high school, while Skaggs was first scouted as an eighth-grader. Although Skaggs was torn between a couple different schools, she chose Ohio State because, like Maltais, she wanted the opportunity to play for a rebuilding team.In the seasons following their commitments to Ohio State, Skaggs and Maltais watched from the sidelines while the women’s hockey program underwent three coaching changes in four years. Once Nadine Muzerall took the helm, they worried if they would still be welcomed on the team, but Muzerall assured them both they still had their spots.As Muzerall has begun to lay the foundation for the program, players like Maltais and Skaggs have brought it to life while building their own legacies at Ohio State.“My goal was to always come in and make a difference in a program and I think the fact that I’m a part of that is really an amazing feeling,” Maltais said. “Coach [Muzerall] has done a really great job in building our four pillars for our team and creating a culture, and I think being a part of that new culture is really a great way to start off my college career and I think that can keep going.”Maltais’ and Skagg’s strong starts to their collegiate careers have not gone unnoticed. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association named Maltais rookie of the month three times this season. She also was named rookie of the week twice, as well as offensive player of the week. Skaggs was named offensive player of the month in January, and offensive player of the week and rookie of the week twice.Both agree a fitting way to end their strong freshman seasons would be a national title. Still, Skaggs said it’s important not to look too far into the future.“I think that if we, at the end of the day, at the end of the season, if we make it as far as we do by working hard, I think that’s all that matters,” Skaggs said. “As long as we finish strong and with pride and with respect for our other opponent, I think that’s all we can do.”Looking past their first season, both players hope to leave a lasting impact on the rebuilt program, starting by instilling in future players the values of being an Ohio State women’s hockey player.“I think that we have a really strong freshmen class that came in and I think that my class moving through these next four years can help make a difference in the program,” Maltais said. “I think it’s about building a legacy here at Ohio State and truly passing on to the younger girls coming in what it’s meant to be a Buckeye.”