What It Means to Hustle

first_imgThe idea that you should hustle means that you should work harder, that you should work with a great sense of urgency, and that you should focus your attention on the very few things that actually produce results.It has nothing to do with the hours you work. It doesn’t require an 18 hour day, but there is nothing wrong with working long days if that is what you need to do.It has nothing to do with being an entrepreneur unless you are an entrepreneur. You can hustle while you are working for the man, and that can be an extraordinarily rewarding endeavor. Jamie Dimon reports to a board of directors, and he owns some shares. Not the company.Hard Work Makes Dreams Come TrueYou aren’t “hustling” just because you have a startup, unless you are working hard. Talking about your business is not the same thing as doing the work of propping up a business. It sure as Hell isn’t about showing up at conferences with a business card and tee shirt with your logo on it.To hustle is to work hard.Act With HasteToo few people work with a sense of urgency. Instead, they spend their days “at work,” reacting to things that come their way, almost none of which is urgent. Urgency is what makes you a hustler.In the words of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Burr, “Why do you write like you’re running out of time? Write day and night like you’re running out of time. Every day you fight like you’re running out of time . . .”To hustle is to work like you are running out of time. Time, the one finite, completely non-renewable resource of which you are given an allotment free and clear, yours to do with what you will. Or yours to squander. Waste not, want not.Do Meaningful WorkMost of the things that have your attention do not deserve your attention. Almost everything is a distraction. Except the very things that produce the results that you want to produce. The things that are aligned with your purpose. The things that make up the meaningful work you were put here to do.Hustle isn’t talk. Hustle isn’t glamorous. Hustle isn’t hours worked. It’s the hard work that most people won’t do because they’d rather be comfortable than stretched. It’s the sense of urgency that compels you to produce. Today.Right now. It’s the one, two, or three things that produce results and make a difference, the things you are going to point to as your contribution and your legacy.Are you working like you’re running out of time? You are running out of time.last_img read more

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Madha LS seat: Sanjay Shinde is NCP’s candidate

first_imgEnding the suspense over the candidature of the Madha Lok Sabha constituency in Solapur, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday announced the nomination of Solapur Zilla Parishad president Sanjay Shinde for it.Speaking in Baramati, Mr. Pawar also announced the candidacy of Ranajagjitsinha Patil, son of NCP stalwart and former MP Padamsinha Patil, for the Osmanabad Lok Sabha constituency.Earlier, the NCP top brass announced that Mr. Pawar himself would be contesting from Madha until he withdrew earlier this month. Mr. Shinde, an influential figure in Solapur’s politics, is the brother of Babanrao Shinde, the NCP legislator from the Madha Assembly constituency. He is also a supporter of NCP leader Ajit Pawar and an adversary of the Mohite-Patil clan.Mr. Shinde had managed to win the Solapur Zilla Parishad with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As a result, the announcement of his candidature is considered a homecoming of sorts to the NCP. “He is not re-entering the NCP fold. He was already a member of our family. I have full confidence that [Mr. Shinde] and his associates will work for the welfare of Solapur and win the Madha Lok Sabha with more votes than I secured in 2009,” Mr. Pawar said. He further said that the NCP-Congress alliance would win the maximum seats in Maharashtra in the general election.Mr. Pawar’s decision to field Mr. Shinde is seen as an attempt to weaken the hold of his fellow partyman, Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, the present MP of Madha, over Solapur. Mr. Shinde’s candidacy also satisfies Mr. Ajit, another adversary of the Mohite-Patil clan.Thanking Mr. Pawar and Mr. Ajit for advocating his candidacy, Mr. Shinde said, “Those entrusted with the leadership of Solapur made some mistakes. This began in 2010-11 when the administration of local establishments, including sugar cooperatives, was being mishandled. As a result, constituents were drifting away from the NCP.”Mr. Shinde also said that while he had complained about the local NCP leadership in the past, he never drifted away from the party’s ideology and he had remained loyal to Mr. Pawar and Mr. Ajit.Meanwhile, the BJP may field Rohan Deshmukh, the son of BJP leader and State Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh, to take on Mr. Shinde in the coming election.last_img read more

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Arctic sea ice loss responsible for Eurasia’s deep chill

first_imgA deadly winter cold wave settled over Europe at the end of January 2012, blanketing much of the continent with snow and ultimately causing more than 800 deaths. Such severe winters are becoming more common across Eurasia—and some scientists contend that sea ice loss, by altering circulation patterns, is ultimately to blame for these frequent deep chills. But as climate simulations haven’t yet parsed out the atmospheric response to the loss of sea ice, its influence on Eurasian winters remains a question mark. Now, a new modeling study finds a link between these winters and the decline of sea ice in a part of the Arctic Ocean known as the Barents-Kara sea region, bordering Norway and Russia. The researchers identified several key circulation patterns that affected the winter temperatures from 1979 to 2013, particularly the Arctic Oscillation (a climate pattern that circulates around the Arctic Ocean and tends to confine colder air to the polar latitudes) and a second pattern they call Warm Arctic and Cold Eurasia (WACE), which they found correlates to sea ice loss as well as to particularly strong winters. WACE has been going strong since about 2004 or 2005—and as a result, the probability of severe winters has more than doubled in central Eurasia, they report online today in Nature Geoscience. But these severe winters may be a temporary phase within longer term warming: By the end of the century, the researchers report, the Arctic Oscillation could overpower the cooling effect from WACE—and winter temperatures over Eurasia will gradually increase.last_img read more

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Woods brings back big crowds, big cheers with a 72

first_imgTiger Woods reacts after just missing a birdie putt on the sixth hole hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods has been away from the PGA Tour too long to know for certain when a shot is as good as it looks.This was a 6-iron on the par-3 16th hole on the South Course at Torrey Pines, from 188 yards to a slightly elevated green with a pin tucked behind a deep bunker. The sun was setting behind the Pacific late Thursday afternoon, and the glare made it tough to follow the flight of the ball.ADVERTISEMENT “We can’t see anything land from back there, so we’re just listening for some noise,” Woods said. “And people started cheering.”The ball rolled to the hole and broke a few inches in front of the cup for a tap-in birdie .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWoods brought big crowds back to golf in his latest return to the PGA Tour, and he even produced a few big roars.There just weren’t enough cheers for his liking. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ His three birdie putts were from a combined 30 inches. The longest of his birdie putt was from just inside 2 feet on No. 10 that got him back to even par for the round. He was one rotation away from making a long eagle putt on the par-5 sixth.He was never under par the entire round, and his near ace on the 16th brought him back to even par.But he needed those three birdies to offset his mistakes, and the sobering part of his return is that Woods didn’t make a putt longer than 4 feet. That was on the second hole, when his approach from the bunker landed 6 feet behind the hole and went over the back into light rough.He also gave away a shot on the par-5 13th, when he laid up from the rough and hit a wedge that drifted right and went into the bunker. He blasted that out to 3 feet, which was the hard part. And then he missed the short par putt .Woods made his other two bogeys from greenside bunkers, both times missing 12-foot putts.He played the par 5s in even par, and didn’t give himself any other birdie chances inside 15 feet.“It’s hard to make a lot of birdies when you’re not giving yourself any looks, and I didn’t do that today,” Woods said. “Tomorrow, hopefully, I’ll drive a little better, get my irons obviously a lot closer and we get the better of the two greens tomorrow. So we’ll see what happens.”But there was no mistaking his presence.Fans lined both sides of the opening fairway in anticipation of seeing Woods, who was playing the PGA Tour for only the second time since August 2015. That was right before he had a second and third surgery on his back, which kept him away for some 15 months. He returned at Torrey Pines last year and opened with a 76 on his way to missing the cut. A week later, he withdrew after a 77 in Dubai with back spasms and was gone again.Regardless of the score, Woods looked as though he’s back for the long haul. The fusion surgery eliminated the pain. And while he wasn’t sharp, Woods hit the ball plenty far and saw at least a little bit of golf that made him such a dominant figure. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments The South Course, which hosted the 2008 U.S. Open that Woods won, typically is far stronger than the North at Torrey Pines. That’s no longer the case with the North getting a makeover two years ago, with bent greens that are firm this week and narrower fairways.The average score on the South was 71.62, compared with 71.31 on the North. Forty-one of the 73 players who broke par were on the South.Finau birdied his opening two holes to set the tone for his round, and he wound up with nine birdies, the last one from 35 feet to take the lead.“It played a lot tougher than it did in the past,” Finau said. “I think it’s just a credit to my start. From there I was just able to let the golf course come to me. The par 5s are very reachable for me hitting some irons in there. Again, I think it was just my start. I got off to a good start and was able to ride that momentum all the way through the round.”He had a one-shot lead over Ryan Palmer and Ted Potter Jr., who each had a 66 on the South.Defending champion Jon Rahm, who can reach No. 1 in the world by winning, opened with a 68 on the South. He hit into the water with his second shot on the par-5 18th, but he saved par with a 15-foot putt.“Just unfortunate it happened, but I made a good putt, had a couple really good putts down the stretch and had a good finish,” Rahm said. “Good momentum going to tomorrow.” Playing for the first time since recovering from a fourth back surgery that cost him another year on the PGA Tour, Woods was mostly steady, sometimes spectacular and ended his day with an even-par 72 that left him seven shots behind Tony Finau.“It was fun to compete again,” Woods said. “It was fun to be out there.”The next trick is to stay at Torrey Pines beyond Friday. With virtually no wind making this a day for reasonable scoring, Woods was tied for 84th and will start the second round on the North Course just outside the cut line.Finau birdied his opening two holes on the North and finished with a 35-foot birdie putt for a 65.Woods had a few big moments that looked familiar to fans who stood as many as four-deep around the greens.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Babos-Mladenovic combine to win Australian women’s doubles John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

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James Anderson confident of making England return for India Test series

first_imgEngland seamer James Anderson is confident he will be fit to play some part in the team’s Test tour of India starting in November after sitting out this month’s two-match series in Bangladesh with a shoulder injury.The 34-year-old, England’s most prolific wicket-taker in Tests, sustained a stress fracture during the home series against Sri Lanka in June, although he did play three matches against Pakistan in July and August. (Stuart Broad targets England ODI return for 2019 World Cup )He was ruled out of England’s Tests in Bangladesh after aggravating the injury to his left shoulder blade that caused him to miss the first Test against Pakistan.”I feel fine,” Anderson told ESPNcricinfo at Lord’s. “It’s a frustrating injury where everything feels good, the rest of my body feels great, but as soon as I try to bowl I’ve got a bit of pain there.”It’s something that’s going to take a few more weeks to rest and recover. I’ve got another scan in three weeks to see if it’s healed enough for me to start bowling.”England’s director of cricket, Andrew Strauss, recently said he was unsure when Anderson would return to the side with the five-Test series against India starting in Rajkot on Nov. 9.Anderson, who has amassed 463 wickets in the five-day format, hopes to be fully fit to take on the world’s top-ranked Test side in conditions that are unlikely to assist the pacemen.”I’m not going to miss the entire trip, no,” he said.”I’m very confident I’m going to be involved in the India series, it is a frustrating injury, something I want to get right, but it does happen in cricket.advertisement”In sport, you get injured, you’ve just got to deal with it and hopefully I can get as fit as possible as soon as possible.”last_img read more

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MS Dhoni completes 100 dismissals in Indian Premier League

first_imgMilestone man Mahendra Singh Dhoni reached another landmark when he caught Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer at Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday.The 35-year-old took an easy catch to dismiss Iyer off Jaydev Unadkat on the first ball of the third over. Iyer looked to throw his bat at at a good length delivery but only to get an outside edge. The ball carried nicely to Dhoni, who took the catch with ease.The catch helped Dhoni complete 100 dismissals in the IPL, becoming the second wicket-keeper after Dinesh Karthik to reach the milestone.Playing his 156th game, Dhoni has so far claimed 71 catches and 29 stumpings in his IPL career.Dhoni has played 129 matches for Chennai Super Kings, who were suspended for two seasons in 2015 by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha panel due to a betting and corruption scam that rocked the nation in 2013.He was then bought by Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 for whom he has played 27 matches in two seasons so far.FABULOUS DHONIHe as been fabulous with his glove-work this Indian Premier League. Earlier this month, he once again showed why he remains India’s undisputed king behind the stumps with yet another brilliant run out of Dinesh Karthik in Pune.In the final over of Gujarat Lions’ innings, Basil Thampi was on strike against Jaydev Unadkat. The left-arm pacer bowled a slower and Thampi swung his bat wildly only to miss it. Karthik, at the non-striker’s end, wanted the strike in the last ball and set off.advertisementBut Dhoni collected the ball and fired a direct hit at the striker’s end to send Karthik back to the pavilion. The speed and precision of Dhoni’s throw was such that even Karthik’s desperate dive failed to save him from getting run out.DHONI TOO QUICK FOR ‘SUPERMAN’ ABDThis was not the first time that Dhoni’s sharp glove-work floored his opposition.Earlier this month, he produced a sensational stumping to dismiss Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers. On the second delivery of the 11th over of the RCB innings bowled by South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, Dhoni showed his class behind the stumps when he knocked off the bails in lighting speed even before de Villiers could think of getting his back leg into the crease.TAYLOR FLABBERGASTEDIn October last year, Dhoni’s sensational skills behind the stumps left New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor flabbergasted.The 35-year-old grabbed the spotlight with his lightning quick hands during the fourth one-day international against New Zealand. Playing at his home ground in Ranchi, Dhoni’s superb display behind the wicket left Taylor stunned.In the 46th over, Taylor, who played Umesh Yadav through square leg, was looking for a second run but Dhoni back-flicked a throw from Dhawal Kulkarni onto the stumps in a flash and without even looking at it.TV replays later confirmed that Taylor was short of the crease. The Kiwi couldn’t believe his luck as he walked off with a grin.DHONI PLOTS BANGLADESH’S OUSTER IN WORLD T20In March 2016 during India vs Bangladesh World T20 clash, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side required 11 runs from 6 balls but Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad got out in successive deliveries after hitting couple of boundaries.It all boiled down to the last ball, off which two runs was required. Dhoni remained calm under pressure when he was required to break the stumps after the the final ball had been bowled. As the bails flashed, Dhoni and his men went berserk and celebrated the win in front of a jubilant, relieved crowd.last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Morocco coach refuses to be critical after exit

first_imgMorocco became the first side to be knocked out of 2018 FIFA World Cup after they lost their Group B encounter against Portugal on Wednesday.The African nation, who lost their first match 1-0 against Iran, suffered another defeat by the scoreline as Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Portugal.The Portuguese striker scored in the fourth minute to put his country ahead, but Morocco created a lot of chances in the second half. However, the failure of their players to capitalise on the opportunities led to their elimination.Despite the loss, an emotional Morocco coach Herve Renard said he was proud of his players.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I’m not disappointed about the performance, I’m happy with it and very proud of my players,” Renard said. “As in the first game, we had a lot of chances and I won’t criticise anyone.”Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s goal was his 85th for Portugal and now he is the leading scorer in world football from an European nation. He overtook Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas (84 goals)to go on top of the list. They are followed by his compatriot Sandor Kocsis (75) and German great Miroslav Klose (71).With four points in the bag and Morocco almost out, Portugal’s chances of making the next round was handed a slight boost but a lot will depend on the late night kick off between Iran and 2010 World Champions Spain. However, the Real Madrid star is not ready to think about that is happy with the three points from this match.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”I’m happy I scored the goal but the most important thing is that we won the game. We have to think match by match in order to progress,” said Ronaldo.Portugal coach Fernando Santos, however, was not too pleased with the performance.”We have to look at this and we have to talk about it,” Portugal coach Santos said. “We lost control of the game, we misplaced a lot of passes, we lost confidence.”It was inexplicable. If in a match against players like they have, if you don’t have the ball, they will wear you down and you get into trouble,” said Santos.But, he was all praise for Ronaldo, who he thinks is like port wine.”Cristiano is like a Port wine,” Portugal coach Santos said about his talismanic captain. “He knows how to refine his capacity and age at his best. He is constantly evolving, contradictorily to the other players.He knows himself and he knows what he can do. What he does now is not what he did three or four years ago, and not what he will be doing in a few years from now,” said the 63-year-old.last_img read more

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North Queensland Junior Development Clinic

first_imgThis week North Queensland held a Junior Development Clinic for 55 Townsville based players at Queens Park, North Ward. The clinic emphasised the basic principles of Touch Football with the main aim to ensure that everyone was getting involved.The clinic was facilitated by Queensland Touch Development Officers Glen Richardson (North Queensland) and Mark Jansson (South Queensland). Glen (Richo) Richardson said, “It was a real bonus to have Mark in attendance, he has over 20 years experience in the sport and is also a current State of Origin player in the Queensland Senior Team”.The clinic developed the finer points of catching, passing and the place ball. Sub unit skills were also worked on with modified games giving the participant the opportunity to practice the skills learnt.Mark (Janno) Jansson was suitably impressed, “I wasn’t sure how much the kids were going to learn, however after watching them in the games this afternoon I can see that they are starting to implement the things that we were teaching”. “The clinic appears to be a real success and North Queensland will look to expand on this concept next year”, said Richardson.Special thanks go to Sportscene Super Warehouse – Cairns, Packer Ryder Home Loan Services, Townsville Castle Hill Touch Association and to Mark Jansson from South Queensland Border Districts for their support.last_img read more

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Project to Improve Business Environment Allocated $135.6 Million

first_imgA sum of $135.6 million has been allocated to a project to reduce/eliminate administrative barriers and to establish an improved business operating environment to support private sector growth. Details of the Promote, Renew, Investigate, Develop and Energise (PRIDE) Project are included in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives. Anticipated targets for 2013/2014 include: support implementation of the risk management system and develop annual debt collection and audit plans; continue project management support to implement the Tax Administration reform programme; continue public/private dialogue to encourage ongoing and new reform efforts; and produce monthly /quarterly reports on projects. Already, the project has developed a risk approach to identify and select high risk corporate income tax cases for audit; developed a prioritisation system for debt arrears collection; provided a revise operational framework for petroleum monitoring; provided technical support to implement standardised customs valuation procedure; and developed a debt management annual plan. The programme is funded jointly by the Government of Jamaica and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Implementation of the Programme started in March 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by March 2015.last_img read more

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PO Ferries LarneCairnryan Q3 Volumes Highest since 2011

first_imgzoom UK-based ferry operator P&O Ferries saw the strongest freight numbers between Larne and Cairnryan in the third quarter of this year than it has in any Q3 since 2011.The company carried 53,305 lorries and trailers on its ships in the months of July, August and September. This figure represents a 3.3 percent increase on the same quarter last year, P&O Ferries said.“Our port at Larne is fast becoming the gateway of choice for anyone exporting to or from Ireland. It has outstanding connections via rail and road, especially after the upgrading of the A8 dual carriageway, and is nine miles closer to Scotland than the port at Belfast,” Neal Mernock, P&O Ferries Sector Director on the Irish Sea, commented.P&O Ferries operates seven sailings a day between Larne and Cairnryan using two 21,000 ton sister vessels, European Causeway and European Highlander. The regular daily service provides a bridge for goods being transported between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to Britain, and also to the continent via its connecting services from Dover, Tilbury, Hull and Teesport.The company operates more than 20 vessels which carry 10 million passengers, 1.6 million cars and 2.2 million freight units every year.last_img read more

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Province to Explore Regional Venture Capital Fund

first_imgCompanies involved in clean technology, life sciences, information technology, and other high-growth sectors may soon have a new source of venture capital. Premier Darrell Dexter announced today, Nov. 8, at the 2010 Power of Green Conference, that Nova Scotia is exploring forming a privately operated venture capital fund, targeting opportunities throughout Atlantic Canada. “Knowledge-based companies create good jobs, help grow the economy, and are vital to the future prosperity of Nova Scotia and all of Atlantic Canada,” said Premier Dexter. “I intend to talk with my colleagues in the other Atlantic provinces and the federal government to explore establishing this as a regional fund that will provide a better range and number of potential investments and investors.” Premier Dexter said the proposed venture capital fund is an opportunity for regional co-operation for a stronger and more prosperous Atlantic Canada. Once established, the fund will raise capital from the private sector and other institutional investors, as recommended in Donald Savoie’s report about economic development in Nova Scotia. In 2009, the province committed an additional $30 million over 10 years to the Innovacorp-managed Nova Scotia First Fund. The province is willing to use part of that commitment to start this fund. “Access to venture capital funding is an essential component of the successful commercialization of innovative products and services by early stage companies,” said Robert Orr, co-founder and chair of Ocean Nutrition Canada. “Emerging Nova Scotia companies have always suffered from limited access to venture capital, and I commend the province for acting as the catalyst for this fund.” The fund will invest in knowledge-based companies that have a high potential for growth, and do not yet have the cash flow to secure financing from traditional lenders. There are several provincial and federal programs to help these types of companies in the early stages, but most do not provide enough capital to help them compete globally. Nova Scotia intends to work with private-sector partners, institutional investors, the Atlantic provinces and the federal government to ensure the highest potential companies can compete. For more information visit http://innovacorp.ca/what-we-do/investment .last_img read more

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Pakistan PM assures minorities Hindus protest in Karachi

first_imgKarachi/Islamabad: The minority Hindu Maheswari community in Karachi on Sunday held a protest against the administration’s failure in tracing a missing 16-year-old Hindu girl. The family of the girl, who went missing on May 20, has alleged her abduction. The family and the community leaders have accused the police of failing to take any action in the case. The police had been harassing the girl’s family instead, they alleged. At the protest outside the Karachi Press Club, Viraj Mal Maheswari, a community member, said, “No concrete steps have been taken to recover the girl. We have met top police officers, but nothing has happened. We met Sindh Chief Minister Sayed Murad Ali Shah recently and he asked the police to take prompt action. A petition in the Sindh High Court has also been filed.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said in Islamabad on Monday, Islam did not allow forced conversion and his government was committed to protect the rights of minorities. Speaking at a minorities-related event, he said minorities would be protected and their religious structures restored. According to the media reports, the Prime Minister also made a mention of issues of the Hindu minorities in Sindh. “It’s being said people in Sindh are being forcibly converted. Those who are doing this don’t know about Islam,” Imran Khan reportedly said.last_img read more

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AprilJune gold demand up 13

first_imgMumbai: Gold demand in India went up by 13 per cent during Aril-June period of this year to 213.2 tonne mainly driven by attractive prices and more number of auspicious days, World Gold Council (WGC) said in a report. The overall demand in the country had stood at 189.2 tonne during the second quarter of 2018, according to WGC’s Q2 Gold Demand Trends report. In value terms, gold demand was up 17 per cent during the second quarter at Rs 62,422 crore, compared to Rs 53,260 crore in the same quarter of 2018. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”India’s gold demand in Q2 2019 grew by a healthy 13 per cent underpinned by robust trade promotions, a higher number of auspicious days and a positive consumer response to softer prices in April and May,” WGC Managing Director, India, Somasundaram PR said here. Total jewellery demand for the second quarter of this year (April-June), increased by 12 per cent at 168.6 tonne compared to 149.9 tonne a year ago. The value of jewellery demand was up 17 per cent at Rs 49,380 crore in the period under consideration, from Rs 42,200 crore last year. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostTotal investment demand for the quarter under review was at 44.5 tonne, up by 13 per cent in comparison to 39.3 tonne last year. In value terms, gold investment demand in April-June this year was Rs 13,040 crore, up by 18 per cent from Rs 11,060 crore in the same period last year. Total gold recycled in India grew by 18 per cent to 37.9 tonne, from 32 tonne in the same quarter of 2018. “Significantly, bar and coin demand grew to a 5-year high in Q2. However, the price rise in June and an unfounded expectation of a import duty cut in the fiscal budget, brought demand to a virtual standstill when the quarter ended,” Somasundaram said. Overall, gold demand in India, in the first half of 2019, was 372.2 tonnes, 9 per cent higher than the same period last year, despite a slowing economic environment and restrictions on the movement of cash during the election season, he said. Meanwhile, Somasundaram said, the Reserve Bank of India purchased 17.7 tonne gold compared to 8.1 tonne in 2018. Talking about imports, he said that the shipments into the country will be lower as the supply is more than the demand. “We have seen excess supply since Q1 of 2017. Imports is likely to be lower as organised players will be cautious. We believe that there will be destocking but the demand will not be affected. Recycling will continue to grow following higher gold prices,” he added. Akshaya Tritiya purchases along with favourable prices were two major factors driving up demand in first half of 2019, he pointed out. “We do not expect the hike in customs duty to have a long term impact on gold in India, although it will have a dampening impact on demand in Q3. We continue to estimate India’s full year gold demand to be in range of 750 to 850 tonnes in 2019,” he added.last_img read more

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KMC antilarvae drive in denguehit Behala

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation is conducting a special anti-larvae drive at a ward in Behala where some cases of dengue have been recently reported.Civic authorities got information that some people at ward 131 under borough 14 have been afflicted with dengue. Sovan Chatterjee is the councillor of the ward. Though Chatterjee had resigned from the post of mayor in 2018, he is still the councillor of the ward but has not visited the area in the past one year. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaKMC’s special team visited the area and started cleaning operation. They visited the houses of the people who have been suffering from the disease. The KMC has set up Central Rapid Action teams in every borough in addition to the Borough Action Teams, thus there are 32 rapid action teams now to oversee 144 wards under Kolkata Municipal Corporation. The KMC officials said because of intense anti-larvae drive, which has been launched in February, the number of people afflicted with Dengue has been greatly reduced. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayTwenty wards have been declared vulnerable and drives are carried out there on regular basis. Senior civic officials regretted that despite intense campaign on the dos and don’ts that need to be followed to combat the outbreak of the disease, many educated people are not following the instructions. They are not cleaning the containers used to store water once in a week. Also, the water in flower vase and the tray of the refrigerator which serve as the potential breeding ground for mosquitoes are not cleaned. “We need cooperation from people coming from all walks of life to combat the outbreak of Dengue as it is not possible for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation also to stop spreading of the disease,” said a senior civic official.last_img read more

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THE CANADIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY MOURNS THE PASSING OF ACTOR SEAN MCCANN DEAD

first_img Twitter Sean was an actor on stage and screen, known for roles in hundreds of productions such as Night Heat, Tommy Boy, Chicago and Naked Lunch. Sean said that the role for which he was most proud was Prime Minister Mackenzie King in Donald Britain’s The King Chronicles. Facebook On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the age of 83, surrounded by his loving family, Sean McCann stepped onto the next stage. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Sean is a recipient of the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television Acting. One day at a time, throughout his 57 grateful years of sobriety, Sean was a pillar of the Alcoholic Anonymous community in Toronto. Sean helped, and was helped by thousands of men and women in their spiritual journey of recovery through the 12 Steps of AA.Sean was fiercely proud of his Irish heritage and had a lifelong love of reading, politics and learning. Sean’s Catholic faith sustained him throughout his life.Sean’s life-long passion for baseball began at the age of five when he and his mother would cross the Ambassador Bridge to watch Tiger games in Detroit. He later turned his allegiance to his beloved Toronto Blue Jays. When he became a scout, and later an ambassador for the Toronto Blue Jays, he was privileged to see most of the home games from his seat above the dugout. He loved coaching baseball at Leaside.All of his varied  interests never diminished his love for his fellow actors. He admired all of those dreamers whose livelihoods depend so much on nothing other than their ability to recreate reality by pretending.Sean’s family would like to thank the staff of Toronto Western Hospital for their care in his final days on this earth.A funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 17th at 11 am at the Blessed Sacrament Parish, 24 Cheritan Ave., Toronto. Visitation will take place on Sunday, June 16th from 2 to 5 pm at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ONIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Actors’ Fund of Canada are appreciated.TRIBUTES LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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All eyes on VIP LS seats in UP

first_imgLucknow: In politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, focus will not only be on the performance of political parties but also on the VIPs seats, including those of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. The poll results of the state, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, can make or mar the prospects of any political party at the Centre. There will be many seats in the state which will be keenly watched by political observers as any setback there might have great political repercussions. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “UP is the most politically crucial state and it’s results set the tone and tenor of national politics. All eyes will be here, especially on VIP seats where prominent leaders are in fray,” senior journalist JP Shukla said. “Whether the state is going to give the next prime minister or not is the answer everyone will be looking for with the performance of political parties,” he said. While the outcome of the prime minister’s Varanasi seat will be watched globally, other seats like Amethi and Raebareli of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi respectively will be of equal interest to the people. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday During the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Modi’s slogan that “I have not come here…Mother Ganga has called me” struck an emotional chord with the people, who elected him as their representative. During his recent visit, Modi invoked Lord Vishwanath, saying, “I might have been called here to fulfil his dream to see the city developed.” In Amethi, Union minister Smriti Irani will challenge Rahul Gandhi. She has been spending a lot of time with the voters there, making the BJP workers feel that she will make the Congress chief uncomfortable this time. Sonia Gandhi has been representing Rae Bareli since 1999, while Rahul Gandhi has been an MP from Amethi since 2004. The seats of Kannauj, held by SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav, Badaun, held by Dharmendra Yadav (SP), and Azamgarh, from where SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav won in 2014, will also be crucial. While Dimple Yadav and Dharmendra will contest from their traditional seats, Mulayam Singh, this time, will be contesting from the Mainpuri seat. Akhilesh Yadav has decided to contest from Azamgarh after a formal request from the district unit. Home Minister Rajnath Singh is once again in the fray from the Lucknow seat, a BJP stronghold. Bollywood star Hema Malini is contesting again from Mathura, while the Ghaziabad seat held by Union minister Gen VK Singh (retd) will be also be on the list of constituencies to watch. Another important seat will be of BJP leader Varun Gandhi, who is likely to leave the Sultanpur seat and contest from Pilibhit, represented by his mother and Union minister Maneka Gandhi. While these polls will be a litmus test for the SP-BSP alliance, it would be a challenge for the BJP to repeat its 2014 performance of winning 73 seats, including two of Apna Dal. The prestige of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya will be at stake on seats like Gorakhpur and Phulpur, won by them in 2014 but subsequently frittered away to opposition in the bypolls last year. Charisma of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also be tested in these polls and she is trying to woo voters by reaching them. Prestige of Congress state chief Rajbabbar, who is contesting from Fatehpur Sikri will also be at stake.last_img read more

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NDP orders independent review of George Massey Tunnel project in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s government is putting a $3.5 billion bridge project on hold while an independent technical review is done to determine the best option for replacing a Metro Vancouver highway tunnel.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the congested George Massey Tunnel connecting Richmond and Delta on Highway 99 under the Fraser River is a roadblock to a strong economy.She said the review would consider whether the previous Liberal government’s plan for a 10-lane bridge would be the best option or if the solution is a smaller crossing, repairs to the existing tunnel, a twinned tunnel or a combination of those ideas.Trevena said the Liberals didn’t have “buy-in” from mayors and people who live and work in the region, and that “social licence” is needed to proceed with any replacement project.“The sense was that there was not a thorough business case or a look at all the options,” she said in a conference call Wednesday.“The feedback on the 10-lane bridge I heard was very strong opposition from many, many quarters.”A timeline for the review has not been established, but Trevena said it would consider technical work already done on the project that has cost $70 million so far, including for site preparation that involves uprooted trees along the highway.Companies that began work on the bridge will be compensated and a new process would start following the review, she said.“The procurement terms allow for the teams to be compensated for up to $2 million to cover for a portion of their costs so that is going to be up to $4 million,” Trevena said of the money that’s included in the $70-million price tag.Then-premier Christy Clark announced the construction of the bridge before the 2013 provincial election, and the New Democrats, who took office in July, said they would review the project.A statement from Liberal Opposition members said they are concerned that the government is cancelling the project and putting the safety of commuters at risk in order to protect its political agenda.“This is an unacceptable delay for those who travel through the tunnel every day,” said Delta South member of the legislature Ian Paton in a statement.“This will cost taxpayers millions right now and likely billions when the NDP realize a new crossing, a bridge, is needed.”Richmond city council has urged the province to stop any plans for a bridge, saying it would impact agricultural land and worsen traffic north of the route at the Oak Street Bridge connecting commuters to Vancouver.Instead, Richmond has called for a twinned tunnel that would also include pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, the same as what was proposed for a bridge.However, Delta has made its case for a 10-lane bridge, saying that while the existing tunnel has been seismically upgraded, it wouldn’t withstand an earthquake beyond 6.5 magnitude. read more

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Ban condemns attack on UN Mali base declares it will not deter

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was “deeply saddened” by the deaths of the peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). He condemned the attack, which took place in Ber in the region of Timbuktu. Any criminal acts against UN personnel will not be tolerated. “Such attacks will not deter the United Nations from its efforts to support the Malian people in their search for peace in their country,” Mr. Ban declared. He expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the peacekeepers who were killed and wished a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured. Earlier this week, in two separate incidents, three other UN peacekeepers were wounded by mine explosions in Northern Mali. Despite initial security improvements in 2013, the situation in Northern Mali has deteriorated since the beginning of this year. An increase in incidents involving improvised explosive devices, mostly targeting Malian and international security forces, has impeded the return to normalcy and resumption of economic and development activities. The first phase of the inter-Malian negotiation process, which was held from 16 to 24 July in Algiers, aimed at achieving a comprehensive peace agreement which would end the crisis. It concluded with the adoption of a roadmap by all parties. The second phase of peace talks is scheduled to be held in Algiers on 17 August. In July, the Security Council underscored the importance of an “inclusive and credible negotiation process open to all communities of the north of Mali.” The goal must be to secure a durable political resolution to the crisis and long-term peace and stability, respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Malian State. The 15-member body called on all parties to fully respect the ceasefire agreement signed in May, as well as the declaration of the Cessation of Hostilities signed in Algiers. Meanwhile, UN humanitarian agencies have warned that the food insecurity crisis in Africa’s Sahel region could be exacerbated by terrorism, weak governance and recurrent droughts. Funding gaps were delaying interventions that could prevent the food security situation from worsening. The precarious security situation in the Sahel, and specifically in Mali, is further compounded by the region’s extreme poverty and refugees fleeing ongoing conflict in neighbouring Central African Republic and Nigeria. Clashes in northern Mali have also generated new displacements to the south of the country as well as to neighbouring countries. The Sahel region stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and includes Mali, as well as Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and parts of Sudan, Cameroon and Nigeria. read more

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Myles Martin and Kyle Snyder return to Ohio State as NCAA champions

OSU freshman Myles Martin celebrates after winning the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAfter another grueling and taxing season of wrestling for the Ohio State team, two champions returned home after winning individual crowns at the NCAA tournament. Freshman Myles Martin and sophomore Kyle Snyder picked up their first national championships Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.Each Buckeye won five bouts to claim titles in their respective weight classes. Martin defeated Bo Nickal of Penn State in the 174-pound class, while Snyder upset top-seeded Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State to capture the 285-pound crown.The wins by the Scarlet and Gray wrestlers propelled the team to a third-place finish. OSU entered the final day in fifth place but passed Iowa and Virginia Tech. A Big Ten rival, Penn State, led coming into the final day and won by a significant margin.Pandemonium ensued after Martin took an 11-9 decision in the championship match, becoming just the 15th true-freshman champion in the 86 years of the tournament. The crowd erupted as the New Jersey native embraced OSU coach Tom Ryan before bolting to the stands to find his loved ones.A similar scene occurred when Snyder drove Gwiazdowski to the mat in sudden victory for a takedown. The youngest world champion ever from the United States thwarted Gwiazdowski’s 88-match win streak, sending shockwaves through a sold-out Madison Square Garden.  Although Snyder faced Gwiazdowski for the first time in a match on Saturday, Martin had squared off against Nickal three times prior to the championship bout. All three were losses for the freshman.“I felt like if those matches that I had before with (Nickal) weren’t under my belt, my wrestling would have been different in that match,” Martin said. “Just being able to have the confidence and the ability to stay in that position and wrestle through it and end up on top was pretty cool.” Taking what has been learned from previous experiences has been a keystone of Ryan’s coaching tenure at OSU. A belief in focusing more on what can be improved on rather than winning or losing clearly showed as Martin gained the advantage and picked up the win. Ryan was one of the first people Martin embraced post-victory. The bond between the two has grown since the beginning of the year.“I just love that guy so much,” Martin said.OSU sophomore Kyle Snyder enters the arena during the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAs for Snyder, the path to being named the NCAA’s top heavyweight has been intensely watched by wrestling enthusiasts from around the world. Earlier this year, Snyder captured a Big Ten title after winning a world championships at 97 kilograms. Until January, Snyder wasn’t even supposed to be competing this year. The Maryland native was amid a redshirt season to train for the Olympics before he opted to don the Scarlet and Gray again as a heavyweight. The removal of the redshirt turned out to be the right choice.Even after just 11 matches, Snyder captured the top spot among 285-pound wrestlers. Those bouts, he said, served as a precursor and a learning experience.“I think overall the more you can compete against anybody, doesn’t matter what size or what level, it’s going to make you a better wrestler,” Snyder said. Snyder continues his preparation for the Olympic trials, where he might be joined by a teammate. Martin said he received an invite after winning the championship, but he said he needs to discuss the matter with coaches before making a decision on the matter.  Martin finishes the year at 33-6, the highest win total for the team this season. Snyder finished with a perfect 11-0 record. Although the two individual titles and third-place team finish certainly add up to a successful trip for OSU, a national champion from last season suffered a tough defeat during the tournament. Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello, who captured the 125-pound crown in 2015, had his 43-match win streak severed in the semifinals by Iowa’s Thomas Gilman. Tomasello was pinned in overtime. The Parma, Ohio, native rebounded from the defeat, though. He would go on to win two more matches to finish in third place, which helped vault OSU into a third-place team finish. Another OSU wrestler, Bo Jordan, also grabbed a third-place victory. The redshirt sophomore lost to his cousin, Isaac Jordan, for the fourth time on Friday, but he came back to top Virginia Tech’s David McFadden 8-2 for the bronze. read more

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Des abeilles demandent lasile écologique à Paris

first_imgDes abeilles demandent “l’asile écologique” à ParisDes milliers d’abeilles, apportées par leurs apiculteurs au Jardin des Plantes, à Paris, ont symboliquement demandé “l’asile écologique”.C’est une arrivée bien particulière qu’a vécu hier le Jardin des Plantes au coeur de Paris. Hier, symboliquement, des apiculteurs ont franchi les grilles du célèbre jardin pour demander “l’asile écologique” pour des milliers d’abeilles. Infestées par les pesticides, les butineuses sont depuis quelques années maintenant, décimées par les “armes de destruction massives” que sont le Cruiser, le gaucho et consorts  “qui transforment nos campagnes en cimetière d’abeilles”.”C’est le paradis ici !” s’exclame Matthieu, apiculteur de Bretagne qui a fait le voyage jusqu’au Jardin des Plantes pour y déposer délicatement sa ruche. Comme lui, des dizaines de collègues venus de l’Ouest et des Pyrénées-Orientales ont répondu à l’appel de la Fédération française des apiculteurs professionnels (FFAP) pour cette “transhumance symbolique de la campagne vers la ville pour demander l’asile écologique pour leurs abeilles”.”On est venu de Bretagne, de l’Ouest, d’autres des Pyrénées et on a voyagé toute la nuit”, raconte Alain David, coprésident de la FFAP. “Après 15 années de combat contre les pesticides qui tuent nos abeilles, on n’est plus à quelques centaines de kilomètres près”.Des demandes contre la commercialisation du Cruiser À lire aussiQuand 30 frelons japonais s’en prennent à un essaim de 30.000 abeilles (Vidéo)En juin, le ministre de l’Agriculture, Bruno Le Maire, donnait une autorisation de mise sur le marché à un nouveau Cruiser pour le traitement des semences de colza. Commercialisé par le groupe suisse Syngenta, ce pesticide contamine le pollen et contribue à la hausse de la mortalité continue des insectes pollinisateurs depuis plusieurs années, selon les militants.Avant cela, les apiculteurs et écologistes avaient pourtant obtenu l’annulation par le Conseil d’Etat, en 2008 et en 2009, de l’autorisation de commercialiser le Cruiser, indique Sciences et Avenir. Des demandes similaires ont même été déposées pour les autorisations données en 2010 et 2011 pour le nouveau Cruiser 350, qui remplace le précédent devenu illégal.Les abeilles ont dû rentrer chez elles Malheureusement hier, “l’asile écologique” s’est finalement heurté à l’interdiction de manifester dans le parc public rappelé fermement par une gardienne pourtant compréhensive. “Nous aussi, on est pour la biodiversité, ici, au Jardin”, lance-t-elle. “On est venu à la ville symboliquement, mais on ne va pas s’installer avec 1,3 million d’abeilles dans les villes”, explique Alain David aux gardes et aux passants, avant que les forces de l’ordre ne demandent aux militants de quitter les lieux.Le 15 septembre 2011 à 18:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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