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‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao failed in J&K’

first_imgPanaji: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Friday said the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme has failed to cut ice in Jammu and Kashmir, because “bringing daughters into the world is the last thing on the minds of people living in conflict-prone areas,” as they “fear [daughters] could be the first victims.”Speaking at an advertising festival here, Ms. Gandhi said the programme had also failed to take off in Bihar due to local administrative issues, “because nobody was willing to take any ownership of this campaign.”She said, “We failed in a few districts. We did not get a 100% success. We failed in Kashmir for instance. It didn’t make a jot of a difference [there], no matter what we did.”She said the programme had worked well due to multi-pronged initiatives in 100 districts, which had the poorest sex ratios, across the country. Ms. Gandhi said, “In one year, it [the ratio] went from 890, which was the worst, to 910 [per 1,000 males].”last_img read more

Priya Dutt removed as AICC secretary

first_imgSenior Congress leader and former Lok Sabha member Priya Dutt was on Monday relieved of her duties as secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC). Ms. Dutt’s ouster led to speculation of her departure from the Congress, where she has been at loggerheads with Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam. She has accused him of sidelining party loyalists and old-timers. Ms. Dutt, however, rubbished speculation. Sources in the party said she was being wooed by the Shiv Sena, which had in the past supported her brother, Sanjay Dutt, during his brush with the law. “Want to clarify there is nothing to be upset about this letter, this is a process, I have been AICC secretary long enough, new and young people need to be brought into the organisation. If each one holds on to positions forever where will the other aspirants go,” she said, thanking the party high command for giving her the opportunity.last_img read more

2 PH kids earn slots to Bayern Munich training camp

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “I’m very, very, very much looking forward to my Germany trip,” said Mitra, who first played futsal at age eight “just for fun.”Tenollar, 14 years old like Mitra, kicks plastic bottles on his way to Baguio City High School—a playful act that led him to football.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“This is really a surprise,” said Tenollar, who is excited to meet FC Bayern’s Arjen Robben. “I’ll have a video chat with my mother to tell her the good news.”“At the end of the day, we did not look for the next Leo Messi,” said former FC Bayern striker and camp special instructor Giovane Elber through an interpreter, referring to the Argentine superstar of FC Barcelona. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant JM Mitra and Aeron Tenollar (first and fourth from left) are among the 15 chosen to attend the FC Bayern Munich junior camp later this month. Also in photo are Konrad Sollorin, Jasper Beruan, Jeofrey Fresado and Bayern mascot Berni. —ROMINA S. AUSTRIABALI, INDONESIA—Jan Meir Mitra, who studies at La Salle Zobel, and Aeron Tenollar, son of a watch repair man from Baguio City, were among the 15 out of 49 participants in the 2017 Allianz Junior Football Camp picked to attend training camp with FC Bayern Munich in Germany from Aug. 17 to 22.After the awarding of certificates and medals at Finns Recreation Club here, a sobbing Mitra ran toward his parents, Jerome and Mylene.ADVERTISEMENT Toni Leviste wins Grand Prix; Pacquiao rematch talks on Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “We instilled in them will power, how much they wanted to win, to not be afraid of committing mistakes but instead embrace those mistakes and learn from them.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

NU showing no signs of slowing down with another UAAP cheerdance crown

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—National University has been so dominant in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition for the past several years that it sees itself as its toughest competition.Ghicka Bernabe, head coach of the NU Pep Squad, led her team to its sixth title in seven years and she said the key to sustaining success is to never settle from being No. 1.ADVERTISEMENT The NU Pep Squad topped all categories in the competition, which included tumbling, stunts, tosses, pyramids, and dance.The squad took its performance to another level when its trademark ‘Scorpion’ pose became a mere transition piece to a breathtaking toss from several pyramid formations.Bernabe said that NU won’t show any letup despite adding another hardware to its growing trophy room knowing that they moved another step from becoming one of the winningest cheerdance teams in the UAAP.NU is two titles away from tying University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines both of which have eight Cheerdance championships.“There’s no way but up,” said Bernabe. “Even if we become the champion consecutively, we won’t stop from learning. We won’t stop training, we’ll strive harder in our craft.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments NorthPort books quarterfinals slot, stuns Ginebra Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? (Kahit mag-champion kami nang paulit-ulit hindi kami mag-stop na matuto. Hindi tayo mag-stop na mag-training. Mag-strive hard ka sa trabaho mo.)“For us, the championship is just a title, but the pride and love we give to each other are the things that make us winners.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ “We always want to beat the champions from the previous year (tinatalo namin kung sino ang champion last year),” said Bernabe in Filipino after NU won the UAAP Season 82 cheerdance title Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“We know that we won’t have other competitors but ourselves. This isn’t bragging because you know that you’re the best but I know the skills of my athletes. We know ourselves and we know how to beat ourselves, that’s why we always do the best we can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice(Hindi ito yung mayabang ka dahil kayo ang pinakamagaling. Kilala namin mga sarili namin kung ano ang skills ng mga bata. Kami lang din naman ang nakakakilala sa amin, alam namin kung paano kami tatalunin kaya ibinibgay namin best namin.”NU scored a total of 722 points with its Michael Jackson-inspired routine that pushed the envelope in terms of the degree of difficulty. Priority legislation in the 18th Congresslast_img read more

Kane looking to reach Ronaldo & Messi levels

first_imgEngland England hero Kane aiming to reach Ronaldo, Messi levels with World Cup performances Patric Ridge Last updated 1 year ago 06:49 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Harry Kane England Tunisia World Cup 180618 Getty England Harry Kane World Cup The Three Lions’ captain is out to prove a point at the World Cup, as he aims to reach the levels of the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars England captain Harry Kane insists he will use the World Cup as a platform to prove his quality as he aims to reach the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Kane proved the hero for England on Monday, heading in a late winner – his second of the game – to secure a 2-1 victory in the Three Lions’ World Cup opener against Tunisia .The 24-year-old missed out to Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot, but still netted 41 goals across all competitions for Tottenham last term. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And, having carried that form into the World Cup, Kane – who failed to find the net at Euro 2016 – claims to have put no limits on what he can achieve.”I had to prove people wrong throughout my career and I love proving to myself I can do it,” he said.”I said before I was so excited to be at a World Cup and it is about proving a point. “The Euros were disappointing for me, for everyone, so it was a challenge to put that right. There is no better way to do it than to win and score a couple of goals.”Ronaldo is the best in the world, up there with Messi, but the challenge is there to be with them. To be the best player in the world you have to aim high – you can’t aim low – so just put no limits on yourself.”I worked hard to get where I am. I have a lot of determination, I enjoy being here and it is about stepping it up.”I want to prove myself at a major tournament, I want to be up there with the best in the world and the only way to do that is to perform on the big stage and in the big moments.”It gives me confidence doing that and I want to do that in the games ahead. I have been itching to get out there and showcase my talent.”150 – Harry Kane’s winner against Tunisia was his 150th goal since the start of the 2014/15 season, with 15 of those coming for England and 135 for Spurs. Sensation. #WorldCup #ENG — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 19, 2018 Kane’s confidence will be a boost to England boss Gareth Southgate, who has taken a vibrant but relatively inexperienced squad to Russia.However, the former England international believes that Kane should not be labelled as a world class player just yet.”I’m going to keep challenging him on that, because I’m always a little uncertain as to what that title means and what you need to do to really gain it,” Southgate said.”He’s shown it in the league. The next stage was to do that at a world tournament and that’s how you really establish yourself as a leading world player. He’s off and running.”last_img read more

Investors in Nova Scotia are Doing Their Research

first_imgAlmost three-quarters of Nova Scotian investors researched or had advisers research their most recent investment opportunity. Only two per cent of Nova Scotians said they would invest without further research in a high-return investment offered by a co-worker, friend or family member. These are just two of the findings in the Canadian Securities Administrators 2010 Survey on Retirement and Investing, released today, Oct. 12. “We are pleased to see that investors are recognizing the importance of doing their homework when it comes to investing,” said Natalie MacLellan, investor education and communications co-ordinator at the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. “We will continue to work hard to ensure investors in Nova Scotia have the skills and knowledge required to do this type of research.” To promote these resources, and in recognition of Investor Education Month, the commission is holding an online trivia contest called Invest in Education. Nova Scotians can enter the contest on the commission’s website (, on Twitter ( or on the commission’s Facebook page. The commission will post daily investing-related quiz questions. Entries will also be accepted through the comments section of the Before You Invest blog. Participants may submit one entry per website, per day, for weekly prizes of personal finance books and resources. A grand prize of an Amazon Kindle WiFi will be drawn from eligible entries at the end of the month. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. The 2010 Survey on Retirement and Investing was conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and released as part of Investor Education Month. The survey took place between August 16 and 19, 2010 and has an estimated margin of error of +/-2.4 percentage points 19 times out of 20. The CSA is the council of securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.last_img read more

Call for Intervenors in Review of Public Services Sustainability Act

first_img The court will set dates for the reference hearing and filing of evidence and other documents following the intervenor hearing in January. On Oct. 4, government announced that it would broaden the reference question to the Court of Appeal to cover additional sections of the act, including those that deal with the Public Service Award. The news release can be found at: The question was formally amended on Oct 13. For information on how to apply for intervenor status in reference proceedings, please visit Nova Scotia Court of Appeal website at or contact the registrar at 902-424-8962. The file is CA No. 467145. Government has referred sections seven to 23 of the Public Services Sustainability (2015) Act to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for an opinion on constitutionality under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Court of Appeal is now asking parties who want to intervene in court proceedings to file an application on or before Nov. 30. The intervenor hearing will be held on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. Intervenors are parties that the Court of Appeal determines qualified to present arguments on the two key questions it is attempting to answer: are sections seven to 23 of the act constitutional under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms? if any of those sections violate the charter, are they within section one of the charter? (section one guarantees charter rights and freedoms, subject to reasonable limits in law and shown to be justified in a free and democratic society.)last_img read more

Kinder Morgan appeals to energy board over permit delays for pipeline expansion

first_imgVANCOUVER – Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML) wants the National Energy Board to clear the way for work on the Burnaby, B.C., portion of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.A statement released by the company says it wants a determination from the board allowing the work to begin, even though it has failed to obtain municipal permits from the City of Burnaby.Kinder Morgan says Burnaby’s “failure to act in a timely manner raises serious issues of jurisdiction” related to the $7.4-billion pipeline expansion from the Edmonton-area to a tank farm and port in Burnaby.The company also wants the board to set up a process to make an “expedited determination” about similar complaints in future.Kinder Morgan already has energy board and federal approvals to twin the pipeline, more than tripling its capacity, but earlier this month CEO Steve Kean said delays in permits and regulatory approvals mean the project could be almost nine months behind schedule.The pipeline is slated for completion by December 2019, but Kean said recent delays had pushed back about $340 million of project spending scheduled for 2017.Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says the president of Kinder Morgan Canada, Ian Anderson, complained of “inordinate delays,” when the two met earlier this week.“He was in to put some pressure on me about how quickly the regulatory process was going with the City of Burnaby,” Corrigan says.The mayor says he told Anderson he could not interfere with the process, either by telling city staff to hinder the pipeline approval or by clearing the way for it.Kinder Morgan’s statement says while it awaits the energy board’s determination of its request, it remains willing to discuss solutions with the City of Burnaby.But Corrigan says it’s not a matter of negotiation, it’s a matter of Burnaby completing its due diligence.Part of the expansion project will upgrade a section of pipeline from Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby terminal to its Westridge marine terminal at the eastern end of Burrard Inlet and also expand the terminal to allow for a significant increase in oil tanker traffic. (The Canadian Press, CKNW)last_img read more

2,000 Aadhaar cards dumped on river bank

first_imgThanjavur: About 2,000 Aadhaar cards have been dumped near the Mulliyaaru bank in Tiruvarur district, according to revenue officials. The cards meant for distribution to the owners had not been apparently delivered by the post office concerned, the officials said. Some of the local people in Thiruthurapoondi managed to get their Aadhar card from the dump, they said. The cards, bundled in jute bags and abandoned, were found by the children playing in the riverbed.last_img

Easing of Gaza blockage helps but humanitarian concerns persist – UN official

A spokesman for the main United Nations relief agency in the Middle East today welcomed the recent easing of the total blockage of the Gaza Strip by the Israel Defense Forces but warned that the humanitarian situation there remains serious, with supplies still unable to reach those in need and the lack of adequate sanitation portending a health crisis. Matthias Burchard of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) told journalists that the lifting of some restrictions had averted, for now, a possible humanitarian catastrophe. At the same time, he said there were no stored quantities anymore in the Gaza Strip and there was still a huge backlog of supplies to be delivered. UNWRA alone had 8,000 tons of food, or some 410 containers, waiting in the Israeli port of Ashdod because since 4 June, and Israel was not allowing containers to enter Gaza.The Agency is providing food aid in Gaza to nearly 900,000 persons out of a population of about 1.4 million, he said. While UNRWA has been able to continue many of its activities despite military operations, it was particularly concerned about the water situation since access remained sporadic throughout the Strip, and chlorine supplies for purifying water would run out in 15 days.Electricity supply also remained erratic and sewage was becoming widespread in the streets, with children playing in it, presenting a looming health crisis, he said. UNRWA urged the international community to be forthcoming in funding the Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territories. While the agency has sought $170 million, just over half is covered with pledges.Damien Personnaz of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) pointed out how the electricity crisis is affecting health; vaccines must be kept refrigerated with 24 hour-a-day electricity but Gaza, which is very hot, only has electricity for 3 to 8 hours a day. For the time being, the vaccines were safe, but there was only fuel available for one week, so that the situation remained extremely precarious. read more

New UN report urges boosting nationallevel investment to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Scaling up investment to tackle leprosy, dengue fever, sleeping sickness and other neglected tropical diseases will improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, launching a new report stressing that countries must make firm and sustainable budgetary commitments if they are to meet the agency’s targets and accelerate progress.Neglected tropical diseases cause blindness, disfigurement, permanent disability and death, particularly among the poor. WHO’s new report, Investing to overcome the impact of neglected tropical diseases, outlines an investment case and essential package of interventions for these diseases.“Increased investments by national governments can alleviate human misery, distribute economic gains more evenly and free masses of people long trapped in poverty,” says WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan in a press release, which explains that investing in measures to tackle 17 diseases tropical would represent as little as 0.1 per cent of current domestic expenditure on health in affected low- and middle-income countries for the period 2015-2030.The report highlights progress made in recent years, largely attributed to a scale-up of control interventions in reaching the poorest. For example, in 2012 alone, more than 800 million people were treated for at least one neglected tropical disease. In 2014 there were just 126 cases reported of Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), compared to almost 1800 in 2010 and 3.5 million in the mid-1980s. Eradication of this disease is achievable with continued effort and investment.A key feature of the report, spotlighted by Dr. Chang in the documents’ foreword, is that for the first time, it sets out financing needs, options, and targets for meeting WHO Roadmap goals by 2020, but also for reaching universal coverage of all people in need by 2030. It sets targets for ending catastrophic health expenditures and, as part of the drive to strengthen health systems, for getting services closer to where people live.The agency also notes that in the face of climate change, countries need to strengthen their ability to anticipate and meet new challenges in terms of vector ecology and management. Diseases spread by insects are on the move because of rapid and unplanned urbanization, population movement and environmental change. Dengue is one of them: it is now present in more than 150 countries.“Some of the neglected tropical diseases are no longer strictly tropical,” says Dr. Dirk Engels, Director of the WHO Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases Department. “The potential for spread provides yet another strong argument for making the needed investments – while ramping up research and development efforts – to bring all these diseases under control and eliminate as many of them as rapidly as possible.”Many countries have recognized the importance and cost effectiveness of investing in preventing and treating neglected tropical diseases. More than 70 countries are already implementing or ready to kick off national plans for accelerated control, according to WHO. read more

Time is of the essence for refugees on Greek islands – UN

With winter approaching and more refugees arriving, the agency is reiterating its call for emergency measures to alleviate the strain on local shelters.In Samos, the Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) currently hosts around 4,000 people, six times its capacity of 650. Some 2,000 asylum-seekers on Lesvos have resorted to sheltering in a nearby olive grove as the island’s RIC is overcrowding with 6,500 people – three times its design.  New arrivals have been forced to buy flimsy tents from local stores, which offer little protection from cold weather without basic services like electricity, running water or toilets, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR).The number of broken facilities has resulted in open sewage near people’s tents, and a rat population that is thriving amid uncollected waste.Urging that transfers to the mainland be speeded up for the 4,000 people eligible to go, the agency noted that though the Government has planned an additional 6,000 mainland accommodations, more than 11,000 people have arrived on the islands in the last three months – outpacing departures.Many come in need of urgent medical assistance, shelter and information, but the reception services and procedures are falling short of demands. A single doctor per shift provides medical attention to the entire population, leaving less urgent cases unattended, the agency reported.Deteriorating weather is likely to exacerbate the need for shelter, already at a premium, as asylum-seekers will more urgently need space within RIC borders to avoid freezing temperatures, like the ones that killed a number of refugees and migrants last winter.Conditions on neighboring islands like Chios and Kos are only marginally better, with centres at double their capacity. Only at Lepida RIC, on Leros Island, is the facility working within capacity.UNHCR has assisted 5,300 asylum-seekers transfer to the mainland since the beginning of September, and is providing some 400 containers to boost Greece’s hosting capacity, as well as delivering some 19,000 relief items to the islands, including winter kits, sleeping bags and hygiene items.The agency is calling on the European Commission and Member States to continue preparations for emergency support and relocation measures at the request of the Greek Government. read more

Football Chris Worleys versatility provides Ohio State with additional linebacker depth

Ohio State senior linebacker Chris Worley (35) sacks in the second half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWhen outside linebackers Jerome Baker and Dante Booker were announced as inactive Saturday morning, just before kickoff of Ohio State’s game against Michigan State, the only known replacement on the outside was sophomore Malik Harrison. Beyond that, speculation emerged as to how the rest of the lineup would look. As it turned out, redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley shifted outside from middle linebacker and redshirt freshman Tuf Borland started in the middle, where he had filled in earlier in the year when Worley was out with a foot injury. Moving outside was not a challenge for Worley, however. The linebacker had previously played outside during the 2016 season, so shifting back was hardly a daunting task.“I’m pretty comfortable at all the linebackers. I know them all inside-out,” Worley said Tuesday. “The thing about last week was the game plan was pretty strengthened a little bit and everything was just focused on do your job and go out there and win. That’s what we were based on. We got back to that this past week. And not just me, everyone looked better last week.”While everyone looked comfortable at their respective positions, Worley, in particular, appeared to settle into his old spot. Though he finished with only five total tackles, including one sack, Worley overall performed well in the role of outside linebacker while opening up the middle for Borland, who seems the more natural fit at the position. Worley said it took time to re-adjust to his old position, but eventually got his feet back under him. The same could be said for the entire linebacking group that came out for the first drive. Michigan State’s second play of the drive was a 20-yard rush, and three plays later, quarterback Brian Lewerke was able to scramble for a 16-yard gain. “Actually, early on, I was looking in the right places, but I was kind of still figuring it out,” Worley said. “It was different playing in the game and really know practice, you know, everything is scripted. In the game, you don’t know where they’re coming at. As the game started going along, it just started to flow better.”But as the game wore on, Harrison, Borland and Worley found their rhythm and turned in one of the best performances from the linebacker unit this season, despite missing two of its three starters. The unit’s effort brought about questions as to whether the same trio would start Saturday against Illinois, or at the least, would Worley remain outside.Worley insists he is just as happy and just as comfortable playing all three linebacker positions — strong-side, weak-side and middle. “I prefer to play all three and rotate,” Worley said. “Even though I would be in a rhythm that would make some other linebackers probably not be in a good rhythm. It’s tough to play that way, especially in college. You see a lot of linebackers doing it in the league and change from different packages, but it’s kinda tough to do it at college because you gotta make sure everyone stays in a rhythm.”Knowing Harrison and Borland are capable of stepping up and providing depth to Baker and Booker, assuming the two are healthy, means that Worley could shift around to other positions when one of the other starters needed to take a break and rest. Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said having a guy like Worley who is not only capable, but willing to play all three linebacker spots is invaluable to the team.“When you have an experienced guy that can play all three positions, it not only gives you flexibility how to start the game, but within the game more flexibility,” Schiano said. “And it’s hard because it’s not like the positions are identical in any way. But he’s a bright football player and he’s an experienced football player, so we’re fortunate.”The health of the linebackers remains in question. Though Baker has been cleared to play Saturday against Illinois, Booker was still listed as questionable by head coach Urban Meyer on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday. Harrison was listed as the co-starter with Booker in the depth chart. But with Baker making his return, the team will at least be making progress towards returning a fully healthy unit.Harrison is still learning the position and would be asked to make only his second start while Baker is just coming off an injury. Having Worley available to shift outside to spell Harrison or Baker from time to time could help alleviate some pressure on Harrison or Baker, in his first game back from his injury.If he’s called on to go and spell Harrison or Baker outside, Worley said he will be ready.“I’m just here to help the team anyway I can,” Worley said. “Whatever my coaches tell me to do, that’s what I’ll do. I’ve graded out basically a champion every week. Inside, outside, only thing I can do is go out there and play my best.” read more

Queen turns winemaker producing 3000 bottles of fizz from her Windsor Great

first_img16,700 chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier vines were planted in 2011Credit: By opening her own vineyard, Her Majesty followed in the footsteps of her ancestors as Henry II first cultivated grapes in the 12th Century at Windsor Castle.Once picked, the grapes were made into wine at the Ridgeview estate in Ditchling, East Sussex, where chief executive Tamara Roberts praised it as “delicious” and a “superb example”.She added: “As the vineyard matures, the wines will get better and better.”It’s speculated that most buyers snapped up the stock online to keep as an investment, although it is recommended people drink it by 2025.The Duke of Edinburgh is said to have kept a close eye on the development of the vineyard in his role as the head ranger of the Great Park.And the Royals are no strangers to English sparkling wine having enjoyed it on special occasions, with the tipple being served at William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011.Julia Trustram Eve of the English Wine Producers trade body said: “It is fantastic to see another home-grown success.“I have not been fortunate enough to taste any myself, but I have dropped a monumental hint with the maker that I would very much like to do so.”With over a 1000 bottles of Wine to choose from, visit The Windsor Great Park Vineyard's 2016 harvest It underwent fermenting and blending and then spent two years ageing in the cellars. It boasts of offering both “richness and finesse” and having an aroma of “delicate toasted brioche, apricot and citrus notes”.The fizz was bottled at 12 per cent and was available as a three-bottle gift set online for £75 through wine retailer Laithwaite’s, but soon sold out.However, a second batch is expected to be released later this year priced at £35 a bottle, with production expected to soar to 20,000 bottles a year within six or seven years. The Queen has latched onto the English sparkling wine craze by producing 3,000 bottles from vines grown on her estate – and they were soon snapped up.The industry is booming with the tipple becoming so popular that the UK is currently shipping out to 27 countries and boasts annual sales of about £100million.Her Majesty has tapped into that success with her own her vineyard on the Windsor Great Park estate, where 16,700 chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier vines were planted on a seven-acre patch back in 2011.The English Quality Sparkling Wine is made from grapes harvested two years later in October 2013 and was only released three months ago.center_img 16,700 chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier vines were planted in 2011 The Windsor Great Park Vineyard’s 2016 harvestCredit: Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

NMA applauds approval of bill to unlock US mineral potential

first_imgThe following statement was released last week by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn applauding the House Natural Resources Committee’s mark up of Rep. Mark Amodei’s (R-Nev.) National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015. Quinn noted that Congressman Amodei’s bill, approved by a key House committee on July 9, “will bring the permitting system for US mining into the 21st century.“While few countries can rival our abundance of mineral resources, even fewer have a permitting system as inefficient as the US. Our duplicative and time-consuming permitting process destroys value, discourages investment and jeopardizes the growth of downstream industries, related jobs and technological innovation that all depend on a secure and reliable domestic mineral supply chain.“The staggering toll placed on the viability of mining projects by the existing permitting system was recently confirmed in an independent study we commissioned by SNL Metals & Mining. SNL found that chronic permit delays lasting a decade or more on average reduce the mine’s value by a third. And the increased costs and risks posed by these delays could, in turn, cut the expected value of a mining project by half.“These findings largely explain why our country’s dependence on mineral imports has doubled over the past 20 years. Today, less than half of the mineral needs of US manufacturing are met from domestically mined minerals. These trends will only worsen if we do not advance policies that enable US mining to perform to its potential.“Without compromising our rigorous environmental standards, this legislation carefully addresses the inefficiencies of our underperforming permitting system by incorporating best practices for improving coordination among state and federal agencies, clarifying responsibilities, avoiding duplication, setting timeframes and bringing badly needed accountability to the process.“America’s manufacturing CEOs have expressed growing concerns over the complexity and security of their mineral supply chains and overwhelmingly agree we need to improve the timeliness and efficiency of the permitting system for mines.  Competing countries are acting boldly to secure use of these minerals. It is time our government acted accordingly and support responsible development of domestically sourced materials. NMA urges continued bi-partisan support for American minerals and this far-sighted legislation.”Picture courtesy of Hecla Mining.last_img read more

Suspected drunk driver arrested tot found under seat

first_imgWashington State Patrol troopers arrested a suspected intoxicated driver on southbound Interstate 5 Thursday morning following a brief scuffle. And then they found a toddler — alive — under the passenger seat of the man’s truck.Troopers had pulled over another vehicle on the freeway when they noticed a Ford pickup truck weaving on the road. One of the troopers tried to flag down the truck and get it to pull over, but it kept driving, said WSP spokesman Will Finn.The law-enforcement duo hopped back in their cruiser and pursued the truck, which initially stopped in a lane of travel before the troopers were able to instruct its driver to the right side of the freeway, Finn said.“The man turned out to be impaired, and there was a short struggle,” Finn said. The man did not want to exit his vehicle. No one was injured when the man allegedly resisted, he said.After the man was handcuffed, the troopers noticed scrapes on his hands. The injuries were inconsistent with the fight that just occurred, so the troopers made some calls. It turned out the man had allegedly been involved in a domestic violence incident prior to his arrest, Finn said.last_img read more

Dreamer survivor ready to graduate from Clark College

first_imgJonathan Dutson long dreamed of moving to the Pacific Northwest, where its lush greenery offered a respite from the scorching Arizona sun he grew up beneath. But Dutson was looking as much for a new home as he was looking for an escape.Dutson is one of 700 expected to walk in Clark College’s graduation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, 17200 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Dutson will graduate with a degree in machining technology, and is working at Howser Steel in Portland.But the journey here for the 32-year-old was long.Dutson suffered years of sexual abuse by a relative as a child. His abuser was never prosecuted, and Dutson said he felt shamed into not talking about what he was experiencing at home for years.As a child at school, meanwhile, he was struggling and frequently got into fights.“I never felt safe,” he said. “Everywhere I went there was some form of abuse.”But Dutson always looked forward. After a trip to the Pacific Northwest when he was 13, he knew he’d end up in the region.“I’ve always been a dreamer,” he said.After years of working what he described as dead-end jobs in Arizona and the death of a childhood friend, Dutson packed his bags in 2014 and moved to the area.last_img read more

Keita fires warning to Torino

first_imgNew Inter Milan signing Keita Balde Diao has fires a warning to Torino ahead of their clash this weekend.The Senegal international was presented to the media on Thursday after joining the club on an initial loan move with an option to buy from AS Monaco.The 23-year-old spoke about his versatility upfront and his teammates readiness to get back to winning ways after losing their first game of the season to Sassuolo away from home.“We are ready for the game against Torino. The defeat in Reggio Emilia doesn’t change anything in terms of our objectives,” Balde said, according to Goal.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We are a great side and we’re aware of our ability. Fighting for the Scudetto? We must think about doing well for ourselves and winning each match, then we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.”“In terms of my position, I can play anywhere along the front; on the wing, or as a second or leading striker”Prior to his departure from Monaco, Balde scored eight goals in 23 league games and will be looking continue with the form for Inter.last_img read more