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Day 1 of IPL 2011 auction: Who went at what price

first_imgA list of players sold on Day 1 of the IPL 4 auction. Gautam Gambhir tops the list with Rs 11.4 crore tag.IPL season 4 table 1PlayerBought byPrice in RsFormer team 2Gautam GambhirIPL Kolkata11.04 crIPL Delhi 3Tillakaratne DilshanIPL Bangalore 2.99 crIPL Delhi 4Zaheer KhanIPL Bangalore 4.14 crIPL Mumbai 5Ross TaylorIPL Rajasthan 4.6 crIPL Bangalore 6Yusuf PathanIPL Kolkata 9.66 crIPL Rajasthan 7Kevin PietersenIPL Kolkata 3.00 crIPL Bangalore 8Mahela JayawardeneIPL Kochi 6.9 crIPL Punjab 9Yuvraj SinghIPL Pune 8.28 crIPL Punjab 10Camroon WhiteIPL Hyderabad 4.99 crIPL Bangalore 11AB de VilliersIPL Bangalore 5 crIPL Delhi 12Kumar SangakkaraIPL Hyderabad 3.22 crIPL Punjab 13Jacques KallisIPL Kolkata 5.06 crIPL Bangalore 14Andrew SymondsIPL Mumbai 3.91 crIPL Hyderabad15Rahul DravidIPL Rajasthan 3.2 crIPL Bangalore 16Rohit SharmaIPL Mumbai 9.2 crIPL Hyderabad 17Adam GilchristIPL Punjab 4.14 crIPL Hyderabad 18Graeme SmithIPL Pune 2.3 crIPL Rajasthan 19Robin UthappaIPL Pune 9.66 crIPL Bangalore 20John BothaIPL Rajasthan 4.37 crIPL Rajasthan 21VVS LaxmanIPL Kochi 1.84 crIPL Hyderabad 22Daniel VettoriIPL Bangalore 2.53 crIPL Delhi 23Brendon McCullumIPL Kochi 2.18 crIPL Kolkata 24S SreesanthIPL Kochi 1.14 crIPL Punjab 25Irfan PathanIPL Delhi 8.74 crIPL Punjab 26R.P. Singh IPL Kochi 2.3 cr IPL Hyderabad 27Michael Hussey IPL Chennai1.95 cr IPL Chennai 28Shaun MarshIPL Punjab 1.85. cr IPL Punjab  29J.P. DuminyIPL Hyderabad1.38 cr IPL Mumbai 30Shikhar Dhawan IPL Hyderabad1.38 cr IPL Mumbai  31Saurabh Tiwary IPL Bangalore 7.36 cr IPL Mumbai 32Parthiv PatelIPL Kochi1.3 crIPL Chennaiadvertisement 33 Dinesh KarthikIPL Punjab 4.1 cr IPL Delhi  34 Naman OjhaIPL Delhi1.24 cr IPL Rajasthan  35Wriddhiman Saha IPL Chennai45.3 lakhs IPL Kolkata  36 Brad HaddinIPL Kolkata1.49 cr IPL Kolkata  37 Tim PaineIPL Pune1.24 cr  – 38 Davy JacobsIPL Mumbai87.4 lakhs  – 39 James HopesIPL Delhi1.61 cr  IPL Punjab 40Ravindra JadejaIPL Kochi 4.37 cr  IPL Rajasthan 41Shakib Al HasanIPL Kolkata1.95 cr  – 42Stuart Broad IPL Punjab 1.84 cr  – 43 Abhishek NayarIPL Punjab 3.68 cr  IPL Mumbai 44 Angelo MathewsIPL Pune   4.37 cr   IPL Kolkata 45 Dwayne BravoIPL Chennai92 lakhs  IPL Mumbai 46 James FranklinIPL Mumbai46 lakhs  – 47 Steven SmithIPL Kochi92 lakhs IPL Bangalore 48 Ishant SharmaIPL Hyderabad 2.07 cr  IPL Kolkata 49 Praveen KumarIPL Punjab 3.68 cr  IPL Bangalore 50 Ashish NehraIPL Pune 3.91 cr IPL Mumbai 51 Brett LeeIPL Kolkata 1.85 cr IPL Punjab 52 Morne MorkelIPL Delhi 2.18 cr IPL Rajasthan 53 Dale SteynIPL Hyderabad 5.52 cr IPL Bangalore 54 Ryan HarrisIPL Punjab 1.49 cr  IPL Hyderabad 55 Doug BollingerIPl Chennai 3.22 cr  IPL Chennai 56Muttiah MuralitharanIPL Kochi 5.06 cr  IPL Chennai 57 Piyush ChawlaIPL Punjab 4.14 cr  IPL Punjab 58 R AshwinIPL Chennai 3.91 cr  IPL Chennai 59 Pragyan OjhaIPL Hyderabad 3.2 cr  IPL Hyderabad 60 Amit MishraIPL Hyderabad 1.38 cr  IPL Delhi 61Nathan McCullumIPL Pune 46 lakhs  – 62 Ramesh PowarIPL Kochi 82 lakhs  IPL Punjab 63 Brad HodgeIPL Kochi 1.95 cr  IPL Kolkata 64Callum FergusonIPL Pune 1.38 cr  – 65 Manoj TiwaryIPL Kolkata 2.18 cr IPL Kolkata  66Cheteshwar PujaraIPL Bangalore 3.22 cr IPL Kolkata 67 S. BadrinathIPL Chennai 3.68 cr IPL Chennai 68Paul CollingwoodIPL Rajasthan 1.15 cr IPL Delhilast_img read more

 

Virender Sehwag congratulates women cricket’s record-breaking duo Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut

first_imgIndia batting legend Virender Sehwag has congratulated women’s ODI openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut who shattered record books for highest opening stand in the 50-overs format for women’s cricket.Deepti and Poonam stitched together a 320-run partnership for the first wicket against Ireland in their quadrangular series match at Potchefstroom in South Africa.The Indian openers bettered 268, also for the first wicket, by England’s SJ Taylor and CMG Atkins against South Africa at Lord’s in August, 2008.”Congratulations #DeeptiSharma and #PoonamRaut for a record 320 run opening partnership. The girls played really well. Waah!,” tweeted Sehwag.Congratulations #DeeptiSharma and #PoonamRaut for a record 320 run opening partnership. The girls played really well. Waah ! pic.twitter.com/Rzr1DV3fzq- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 15, 2017Deepti, playing her 19th ODI, flayed the Irish attack to amass 188 off 160 balls. The 19-year-old struck 27 fours and two sixes in her fabulous knock. (Mithali Raj to lead India at ICC Women’s World Cup)She also became the second highest individual scorer in women’s ODIs, behind Belinda Clarke’s unbeaten 229 against Denmark in Mumbai back in 1997.ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

 

Dolphin Increases Loan Facility to USD 93 Million

first_imgzoom Dolphin Geophysical AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dolphin Group ASA, has today entered into a term sheet with DNB Bank ASA and SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA, which contemplates an increase of the existing Loan Facility by USD 20 million to the total amount of USD 93 million.Currently USD 50 million is undrawn and available to finance the seismic equipment for the vessels Polar Marquis (the new “Geo Atlantic”) and Sanco Sword, both vessels to be delivered in 2014.The new terms allow for a potential third party to provide additional seismic equipment financing, which will mean that the DnB/SR-Bank facility can be used for the “Super Duke”, the final vessel of  Dolphin’s existing business plan (planned delivery 1H 2015).The availability of the facility is subject to final loan documentation.Dolphin Group ASA, November 12, 2013last_img read more

 

Metis Nation disputes Census data

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsThere are more Metis in Canada than ever before, says the newest census data.Figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada show the Metis population comprises more than 51 per cent of the country’s Indigenous people.But that doesn’t mean there are more Metis babies.Stats Can says it means more people are self-identifying as members of the Metis Nation.Something that rankles the leader of the Manitoba Metis Federation.“That’s the weakness of census Canada asking this question,” said David Chartrand, president of the MMF.“We’re writing a letter to census Canada on that issue.”Stats Can says the self-identified Indigenous population grew by 42.5 per cent – or four times that of the rest of the population- since 2006. That reflects a jump to 1,673,785 from 1,172,790.At that rate, the Indigenous population is projected to hit 2.5 million by 2040.Yet, self-identifying as Metis or non-status First Nation doesn’t make one a member of the Metis Nation, said Chartrand. Although he allowed that’s a fact people continue to debate.“We are very concerned these numbers are misconstrued,” he said from Santiago, Chile where is attending an international Indigenous conference. “Mixed blood is far different than a citizen of the Metis Nation.”The province of Manitoba is considered the ancestral homeland of the Metis in Canada. The census shows the Metis population has remained relatively stable on the Prairies at around 400,000, with Alberta registering the highest at 19.5 per cent of the total population.But it reports a jump in Ontario to 120,585 – something Chartrand disputes.“I can guarantee there are not even 100,000 members of the Metis Nation in Ontario. Only a small part of the homeland is in Ontario. I guarantee it.”In total, the census shows Indigenous people make up 4.9 per cent of the country’s population.It also shows more Indigenous people are living off-reserve – nearly 49.1 per cent – and more than half of those living in Western Canada.The data says the highest number of First Nations people live in Ontario.The long form Stats Can census – the first in 10 years – found the Inuit population continues to grow. It also identified a baby boom not matched in the non-Indigenous population.For example, children under the age of four account for 8.7 per cent of the Indigenous population. The Inuit has the youngest population with 33 per cent aged 14 and under.Stats Can learned more of those children under four are in foster care. Namely 4,300 Indigenous children.But children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock said that’s not enough information.“It’s difficult to know what’s happening with First Nations children because we have no national data collection system like the United States and Australia.”Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, said it’s important to know the number of children in care, how long they’ve been there and why they’re there in the first place.Especially at this young age.“These are kids under four, which is such a critical age for children’s development. That sets the building blocks for future trajectory: brain and body and language development for children.“This is highly problematic to me,” Blackstock added from her office in Ottawa. “If kids are our national treasure and we don’t even know how many kids are in care. It’s hard to do good policy and be accountable to these children and their families.”First Nations children comprise 41.4 per cent of children under four in foster care, followed by Metis children at 6.7 per cent, and Inuit children at two per cent.Contact Kathleen here: kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

 

Dilip Ghosh gheraoed after villagers suspect him of carrying cash

first_imgKolkata: People from Egra gheraoed BJP state president Dilip Ghosh after they suspected him of carrying cash in his car that was to be distributed among the voters. The incident caused tension in the area and eventually led to a clash between the Trinamool Congress-BJP activists.Some persons from both the political factions were reportedly injured during the clash. A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. The local residents of Egra said they had specific information that Ghosh was carrying money. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe villagers alleged that he was trying to intimidate the voters by various means. The allegations brought against Ghosh by a section of the people are yet to be verified by the election officials in the district. No such confirmation has come from the Election Commission that can validate the claims of the villagers. Ghosh is contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha polls from Midnapore and is pitted against Trinamool Congress heavyweight Manas Bhunia. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayA police picket has been set up in the area to quell tension that was prevailing in the area till late Saturday evening. In a separate incident, another clash broke out in Moyna area under Tamluk constituency on Saturday morning. As many six persons have been injured. It may be mentioned here that Moyna area has seen sporadic incidents of violence in the past few days with the Trinamool Congress and BJP workers clashing against each other. On earlier occasions as well, people have been injured. There has been a large deployment of the police force since the incident took place on Saturday. The election officials and senior police officers have started a detailed probe regarding both the incidents. They are also looking into the allegation of distribution of cash against Ghosh.last_img read more

 

City does not and will not use criminals to test Uber screening

YOUTUBE There’s no way convicted sex offenders and violent criminals were sent to test Uber’s screening process.Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart is speaking out against the claim, after Mayor Naheed Nenshi was unknowingly taped talking about sending criminals through the screening program.In a statement released Friday afternoon, Colley-Urquhart says according to the information and feedback she received, “I can unequivocally state that the Mayor’s facts were inaccurate and that the City did not, has not and will not use people convicted of sex crimes and violent criminal offences to test Uber’s or any other transportation network ride-sharing company’s screening practices.”Colley-Urquhart is Chair of The Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective services. She tells 660 NEWS she thoroughly checked with Bylaw Services, and a third party contractor hired to investigate the ride sharing service.“Yes they were hired as an arms length independent company when the City was getting prepared to get an injunction against Uber when they were operating illegally around the previous bylaw. But when I asked when they employed these practices, the answer was unequivocally no,” she says.Colley-Urquhart says she’s worked closely with Bylaw Services to clean up the taxi industry and open the door to ride sharing companies like Uber. by Crystal Laderas Posted Apr 29, 2016 5:24 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 5:25 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email City does not, and will not, use criminals to test Uber screening: Coun. Colley-Urquhart read more

 

The most famous pub in England bought by Chinese investment company

first_imgA 16th century Buckinghamshire pub made famous by the visit of China’s President Xi Jinping and then Prime Minister David Cameron has been bought by a major Chinese firm.The two politicians visited The Plough – a rural tavern in Cadsden near the official country retreat used by British prime ministers – for a fish and chip supper and a pint in October 2015.The establishment then became so famous in China it is now to become the model for a chain of British pubs in the People’s Republic. The two men were seen eating fish and chips and drinking beer The two men were seen eating fish and chips and drinking beerCredit: PA The pub’s website describes it as “probably the most famous pub in England”Credit:INS The pub’s website describes it as “probably the most famous pub in England” 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. The pub’s owner, Steve Hollings, told the Morning Advertiser President Xi had sent him an email “thanking him, and saying that he enjoyed the meal and drink in the pub”.The pub’s website describes it as “probably the most famous pub in England” as well as being “the pub of choice of prime ministers for many decades”.Edward Heath was once photographed drinking a pint on his way back to Chequers, while the building has also appeared in an episode of the TV series Midsomer Murders.It also gained attention four years ago when Mr Cameron and his wife Samantha drove off after a Sunday drink in the beer garden, accidentally leaving behind their daughter, Nancy. Although the pub was not for sale, state-backed enterprise SinoFortone, which has spent billions on British projects, reportedly contacted the pub’s agents after the state visit.And it has now reportedly been sold for around £2million.Neil Morgan, the Christie & Co director behind the sale told the Morning Advertiser: “We are really pleased to have completed the sale of the Plough to SinoFortone Investment.“The pub became famous in Chinese circles following the visit of President Xi Jinping, and it has become quite a tourist attraction for Chinese visitors since, who are keen to sample the classic British food and beer that the president tried.” Peter Zhang, the managing director of SinoFortone, said: “We are so excited about this new adventure. The English pub concept is growing very fast in China, and it’s the best way culturally to link people from different countries and build friendships. We see bigger opportunities where we believe we could also export the UK brand internationally.”SinoFortone is also involved in the new London Paramount theme park development and the proposed Crossrail 2 route through London.last_img read more

 

Pan African Resources update on operations and BTRP mill commissioning

first_imgSouth Africa: the commissioning of the Barberton Mines Tailings Retreatment Plant (BTRP) regrind mill will be completed during the current week, on schedule and on budget. The BTRP is expected to reach annualised gold production of 21,000 oz in the next month, in line with previous guidance.The regrind mill enables the BTRP to sustain the annual production at approximately 21,000 oz/y. The construction of the regrind mill took five months and was completed on budget. The regrind mill was installed to reduce the coarseness of the material treated from the Harper Dump and will improve material handling and recoveries going forward.The 1.7 MW, 4.3 m by 4.9 m, Veecor regrind mill was constructed in record time by Barberton Mines, with New Concept Projects as the main subcontractor to DRA Global, which was responsible for the mill refurbishment and installation.Pan African Resources has concluded the Section 189 process in terms of the South African Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 and signed a retrenchment agreement with the recognised unions of Evander Mines. The retrenchment cost will be approximately R160 million and will be funded from the Group’s existing debt facilities and internal resources.As previously communicated, the retrenched employees will be provided with opportunities for reskilling and the Group is in the process of identifying employment opportunities for retrenched employees, both internally and with potential external employers.Separately, the Group is at an advanced stage of reviewing the technical and commercial merits of mining the remainder of Evander’s 8 shaft pillar.  This may extend the final closure date of the shaft, generate positive cash flows and assist with further employment opportunities for those affected by the Section 189 Process.The construction of the Elikhulu project remains ahead of schedule, with first gold production expected in August 2018, and full commissioning at the end of September 2018. Elikhulu’s capacity will be increased by 200,000 t to 1.2 Mt/month with effect from December 2018, by incorporating the existing Evander Tailing Retreatment Plant (ETRP) throughput with the associated economies of scale and enhanced recovery benefits.  The increase in processing capacity will not affect the original construction schedule or first gold production expectations. In conjunction with the ETRP throughput, these two surface operations, once in full production, are expected to produce more than 70,000 oz/annum.Pan African’s Barberton and surface tailings operations uniquely position the Group as a relatively low-cost producer with long-life, quality assets and attractive organic growth prospects.last_img read more

 

North Korea will cancel Korean War ceasefire if military drills continue

first_imgNORTH KOREA has threatened to resume the Korean War – ending a 60-year truce with South Korea – if its southern neighbour continues with military drills, and the United States looks to pursue UN sanctions against it.The Korean People’s Army Supreme Command has threatened to withdraw from the armistice deal signed in 1953 – which enforced a ceasefire in the war with South Korea which was never formally ended – if South Korea and the US continue their joint military drills.The statement comes after reports that the United States and China – which is one of North Korea’s few international allies – had agreed the draft text of sanctions to be pursued against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear missile test.North Korea now says it will cancel the armistice deal signed in 1953, bringing three years of hostilities to a close, on March 11.Abandoning that agreement would mean North Korea no longer recognises the 2.5-mile demilitarised zone (‘DMZ’), which acts as a ‘buffer zone’ between the two countries.Officially speaking, abandoning the armistice would also mean the resumption of war between the countries – a fate that international observers will be desperate to avoid, given that North Korea is now in possession of nuclear weapons.Pyongyang said the US and others were going beyond merely economic sanctions, and were expanding into straightforward military aggression.last_img read more

 

Pat McQuaids UCI nomination bid gets the nod from Swiss ahead of

first_imgCYCLING IRELAND MAY yet to nominate Pat McQuaid for a third term as head of the sport’s world governing body.But the  Dubliner could just have rendered any action here as irrelevant.McQuaid today secured the nomination of the Swiss cycling federation, a tactic available to him because the UCI is based there and he is resident in the country for the required length of time under the rules.The incumbent UCI chief’s nomination by Irish delegates will be scrutinised at an EGM in Dublin next month. McQuaid has been criticised for his perceived handling of the Lance Armstrong scandal and other issues within the sport.“I am delighted that the board of Swiss Cycling has endorsed my nomination,” Pat McQuaid said in a UCI statement. “I put myself forward to serve another term as UCI President on my record of developing the sport throughout the world and on combating the scourge of doping in cycling.“I have an ambitious agenda to continue developing the sport. I look forward to presenting myself for election with the support of Swiss Cycling and other federations worldwide. I took up residency in Switzerland in 2005 when I assumed the role of UCI President and I have had a long association with Swiss Cycling.“It has become clear that my nomination in Ireland has been politicised by a small group of people. However, I have received a wealth of letters from national federations all around the world urging me to stand for President again and I strongly believe that it should be for our national federations around the world to decide democratically on their next president.”Di Canio: I will decide when Sunderland’s holidays startHenry Shefflin describes praise from BOD as ‘great lift’last_img read more

 

Greece contributes 1 millon euros to Gaza reconstruction

first_imgGreece is to contribute 1 million euros for the reconstruction of Gaza following the recent conflict with Israel, Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos has announced.Speaking at the International Gaza Reconstruction Conference in Cairo on the weekend, Mr Venizelos revealed that Greece would add another 1 million to the 25.66 million it has contributed “for technical co-operation, financial support, education, health infrastructure, the social sector, as well as for humanitarian aid” between 2008 and 2012.“Following the recent devastating conflict – the third in the last five years – Gaza finds itself in desperate and urgent need, not only of reconstruction, but – more broadly – of recovery and relief for its suffering population, and of restoration of normal daily living conditions, including through access to, and from, the outside world,” said Venizelos.“We encourage Israel and the Palestinian Authority to seize the current opportunity and continue to engage in negotiations, under the auspices of Egypt, regarding a viable future for Gaza.”Venizelos called on the Palestinian consensus government to “exercise its responsibilities in Gaza” and reiterated Greece’s support for the creation of a Palestinian state.“Greece has always been a staunch supporter of the Palestinian people in their quest for statehood, dignity and national unity,” said Venizelos.“No doubt, no ceasefire will be sustainable without a broader political perspective. Gaza cannot be seen in isolation from the wider Palestinian context, as it forms an integral part of the Palestinian territories, and its future is inextricably linked with the future of the West Bank,” he added.“Therefore, it is indispensable that the political perspective be sustained for the establishment of an independent, viable and territorially contiguous State of Palestine, under a central government that maintains effective control across all Palestinian territories.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

 

Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt misstates endorsement

first_imgClark County Council Chair Marc Boldt said a mix-up caused him to falsely state that he was endorsed by the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council in his bid for re-election.On Sunday, The Columbian published responses from a candidate questionnaire sent to Boldt and his challengers, Democrat Eric Holt and Republican Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring. Included, along with excerpts of their responses, was information on their backgrounds as well as any notable endorsements.Boldt, no party preference, listed the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, which represents unions in the region, as having endorsed him. But on Monday, Shannon Walker, the council’s president, contacted The Columbian and stated that her group had interviewed Holt and Boldt (she said Quiring didn’t show up) and decided not to make an endorsement until after the Aug. 7 primary.Walker pointed out that Boldt is endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48. Bob Carroll is the union’s business representative, according to its website. He also serves as the vice president of the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, according to Walker.Walker said that she spoke with Boldt after he claimed the endorsement. She said that when Carroll reached out to Boldt telling him he had been endorsed, Boldt assumed he was being endorsed by the entire Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, and not the individual labor union.last_img read more

 

HUD renews homeless assistance grants

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Saturday that it awarded about $2 billion in renewed homeless assistance funding across the United States, including $61 million for Washington and $1.7 million for Clark County.The money funds programs, such as homeless shelters, for people experiencing homelessness or those at risk of becoming homeless.“At this time of year, thousands of local homeless assistance providers receive federal funding to operate and maintain stable housing for those living in our shelter system and on our streets,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a news release.“Renewing these grants will come as a huge relief to these providers, and it will allow them to continue their work to house and serve our most vulnerable neighbors.”Clark County’s $1,717,678 in funding will go toward existing programs and expanding the Homeless Management Information System. Funding for new projects will be announced later, HUD said.last_img read more

 

Vancouver family advocates for longer elementary school lunches

first_imgWhen Vancouver mom Caressa Milgrove would pick up her 8-year-old son Mark from school, he’d dive into his lunch box to chow down on the food left behind from earlier in the day.At first, Milgrove thought her son was goofing off and chatting with his friends during lunch at Walnut Grove Elementary School. And to be fair, there is some of that going on. He is in third grade after all. But when Milgrove began to press her son, he told her he simply didn’t have enough time to finish his meal.“It just stresses me out because I don’t really have that much time to eat,” Mark said.The experience prompted a string of activism for the Milgrove family. It started with school board meetings and an online petition garnering more than 2,000 signatures. Now, the issue is at the state Capitol, where lawmakers are considering a bill that would require elementary schools to pilot longer lunch periods.Milgrove worked with state representatives and child nutrition experts to help craft the proposal, and said some of their input became the language of the bill. The bill passed nearly unanimously out of the House and is in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. It must move to a floor reading by April 9.For the Milgrove family, the experience has been a lesson in advocacy and politics rarely experienced by kids so young. Both Mark and his brother, 6-year-old kindergartner Chance, have attended legislative sessions. Mark even spoke at a House Education Committee hearing, urging lawmakers to approve the bill — though, he didn’t quite know how to explain that.last_img read more

Lovren warns Real Madrid

first_imgDejan Lovren has warned Real Madrid that Liverpool are a side that can be “compare with every team in the world” and that they must not be underestimatedLos Blancos are widely viewed as the favourites to win an unprecedented third successive Champions League crown when the two sides meet later this month at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium.However, despite the underdog tag, Lovren is certain that Liverpool has the talent at their disposal to cause an upset.“Every year it’s getting more difficult to get into the top four. It’s about teamwork,” said the defender, according to The Express.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The most important thing is that we won and we are in the Champions League again next year, because everyone deserves that – the fans and us. Everyone is happy.“We have a squad that can compare with every team in the world.“We showed it in the Champions League (against) Porto, Manchester City and Roma in the first game. It’s the team.”Liverpool defeated Brighton 4-0 on Sunday in their final Premier League game of the season to secure their place in the top four for next season’s Champions League.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories 1218 July 2018

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 12 and 18 July 2018 were:Court of Appeal rules that carers on ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not entitled to minimum wageLeigh Day announces first 1,000 equal pay claims against TescoPreliminary hearing takes place in National Gallery employment status caseWalt Disney World seeks cultural representative for year-long Florida placement97% of HR decision makers agree that employee happiness boosts productivityForeign and Commonwealth Office launches new financial tool for 12,500 employeesEXCLUSIVE: Reward Gateway acquires US employee engagement specialist Brand IntegrityTMW Unlimited launches employer-paid cycling schemeRentokil Initial Pension Trustee Limited fined £25,000 by The Pensions RegulatorWomen and Equalities Commission says government is failing to enforce age discrimination lawslast_img read more

Music Festivals 2018 Bruno Mars The Weeknd Jack White Set For Lollapalooza

first_img Email https://twitter.com/lollapalooza/status/976473551820685313 Music Festivals 2018: Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White Set For Lollapalooza Twitter News Facebook Four fantastic days of music in August are in store for Chicago festivalgoers with the latest festival announcementPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 21, 2018 – 2:18 pm On March 21, headliners for Lollapalooza 2018 were announced, and festivalgoers can look forward to a star-packed lineup during the event, which will be held in Chicago’s Grant Park on Aug. 2–5. Live concerts at music festivals are a primary art form of their own, as SXSW 2018 demonstrated last week, and festival season is just beginning.Without further ado, headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza include GRAMMY winners Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White, Daya, LL Cool J, the National, St. Vincent, Vampire Weekend, and Zedd. Rounding out the lineup are GRAMMY nominees Arctic Monkeys, James Bay, Galantis, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Logic, Odesza, Portugal, The Man, Travis Scott, Tyler, The Creator, and Kali Uchis, among others. Lollapalooza 2018: Bruno Mars, The Weeknd & More music-festivals-2018-bruno-mars-weeknd-jack-white-set-lollapalooza Get ready to party with your favorite artists this summer and get your tickets now via Lollapalooza’s website. Enjoy the summer!Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead morelast_img read more

This country emulates India gives its rivers legal persons

first_imgDHAKA: Bangladesh’s high court has granted the country’s rivers the rights and status of “living entities” in a bid to save them from encroachment, a lawyer said Tuesday. The court on Monday published a landmark verdict on a 2016 petition filed by a Dhaka-based rights group, saying all of the country’s hundreds of rivers would now be treated as legal persons, litigator Manzil Murshid said. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “We filed the petition to save our rivers from powerful encroachers. The court has declared that all the rivers should now have the same rights as legal persons or living entities,” he said. The verdict came just months after the country, much of it crisscrossed by thousands of streams, tributaries and rivers, became the fourth nation after Colombia, India and New Zealand to honour its waterways with such status. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The court appointed the country’s River Conservation Commission as the legal guardian of all waterways and directed other state agencies to fully assist them. Experts said the verdict would save rivers from illegal encroachment in the densely populated country of about 17 crore people and where land is precious as gold. They said many of the country’s rivers are struggling to survive thanks to illegal sand dredging and large-scale industrial pollution. Advertise With Us “This verdict is very good news for us. We hope the commission can now work freely and save the rivers from premature deaths,” said Sheikh Rokon, a spokesman for the Riverine People group. He said the high court would empower the commission to take strict action against encroachers, polluters and illegal dredging companies. National River Conservation Commission of Bangladesh chairman Mujibur Rahman Howlader said the “unprecedented order would help the vast ecology and biodiversity” of Bangladesh’s rich river system. “We feel strengthened. It reminds us the rivers are not anybody’s property. We can now enforce a zero-tolerance policy against encroachers.”last_img read more