FIR against Kabir Kala Manch for provocative speeches

first_imgThe Pune Police have booked six members of the Kabir Kala Manch (KKM), a predominantly Dalit and working class troupe performing protest music, for allegedly making provocative speeches at the Elgaar Parishad held in Pune on December 31 to commemorate the Bhima-Koregaon battle.The police had earlier filed an FIR against Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and student leader Umar Khalid.The FIR was lodged against KKM activists Sudhir Dhavale, Deepak Dhengle, Jyoti Jagtap, Deepak Sagar Gorkhe, Harshali Potdar and Ramesh Gaychor at the Vishrambaug police station under Sections 153 (a), 505 1 (b), 117 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code on Monday night, the police said. Complainant Tushar Ramesh Damgude (37) said in his complaint, “Throughout their presentation, which included songs, speeches and drama, the KKM members made remarks designed to incite trouble, such as repeatedly calling for the crushing of the ‘neo-Peshwai’ mentality … It is my view that [the KKM] is a front for the CPI (Maoist) and is misleading the Dalit community with their seditious acts.”In January last year, the Supreme Court had granted bail to KKM activists Sachin Mali, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Ghaichor, who had been arrested by the Maharashtra ATS for purveying ‘objectionable’ literature and aiding and abetting Naxal activities.Santosh Shinde of the Sambhaji Brigade, which participated in the Elgar Parishad, said the administration is hounding people who had taken permission for the Parishad instead of investigating Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote, against whom an FIR was filed after violence in Bhima-Koregaon on January 1.Meanwhile, the Pune Rural Police have arrested 27 people from the Maratha and Dalit communities for the January 1 clashes at Bhima-Koregaon. Nine of them have been sent to police custody till January 11.last_img read more

ScienceShot: How Ticks Get Under Your Skin

first_imgAn intricate system of hooks and barbs allows the ticks responsible for much of Lyme disease in Europe to latch on to their hosts. In new research, videos reveal that before Ixodes ricinus (commonly known as the wood tick) attach themselves to a potential host, they use two flexible mouthparts called chelicerae (upper portion of image) to probe and pierce the skin. Microscopic hooks on those mouthparts help the ticks get a tentative grip. Then, by repeatedly retracting and extending the chelicerae, the bloodsucking arachnids bury a stiff, well-barbed structure called the hypostome (tongue-shaped body part at center of image) in the host’s skin. Once fully embedded in the host, the tick forms a tube by holding the chelicerae and the hypostome together, and the blood meal begins, the researchers report today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. To keep the host from recognizing its presence for the week or so that it takes to become fully engorged, previous studies have shown that the tick’s saliva contains a cocktail of substances that keeps the blood flowing, stifles swelling and itching, and numbs pain. Although the new study doesn’t offer any ideas for how to prevent tick bites, how the mouthparts work together to pierce skin and hold fast may offer ideas for the design of various medical devices, the researchers say.See more ScienceShots.last_img read more


first_imgWest Indies innings (target: 186 runs from 20 overs)West Indies innings (target: 186 runs from 20 overs) J Charles c Dhoni b Shami 18 Chris Gayle b Bumrah 20 M Samuels b Jadeja 17 D Ramdin c Shami b Jadeja 6 D Bravo c Raina b Negi 13 A Russell c Rahane b Pandya 19 C Brathwaite b Negi6 6 D Sammy c Rahane b Pandya 5 A Nurse c Rahane b Shami 8 J Holder not out 13 S Benn c Rahane b Harbhajan 8 Extras: (b-4 lb-1 w-2) 7Total: (All out in 19.2 overs) 140 Fall of wickets: 1/36 2/40 3/59 4/72 5/78 6/84 7/96 8/106 9/123Bowling: R Ashwin 2-0-21-0, Harbhajan Singh 1.2-0-12-1, Mohammed Shami 4-0-30-2, Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-6-1, Pawan Negi 4-0-15-2, Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-26-2, Hardik Pandya 2-0-25-2. PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more

McManaman: Mourinho management still effective

first_imgLiverpool legend Steve McManaman believes modern day footballers need to learn how to accept criticism and suggested a disciplined brand of man management like that used by Jose Mourinho should not be condemned as bullying.Manchester United boss Mourinho has come under fire for publicly criticising his players during his reign at Old Trafford, with his no-nonsense treatment of Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba coming in for scrutiny.Meanwhile, Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane hit the headlines in recent days after he was involved in a high profile spat with Cardiff City midfielder Harry Arter, with details of the verbal battering handed out by Keane leading to calls for him to quit his role as Martin O’Neill’s number two. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, McManaman believes that ‘old-school’ management can still be effective, even in a society that no longer tolerates the kind of colourful language that used to be the norm in football dressing rooms.”I don’t think what they call the old school style of management is redundant, but players have changed and maybe managers and coaching staff have to adapt to that,” BT Sport pundit McManaman told Goal.”Footballers are more fragile than they used to be, there is no doubt about that, but I still feel there is a place in game for a good telling off when the moment is right.”We see managers like Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola and they appear to have found the perfect balance between having the players under control and getting a good rapport with them.”That is obviously going to be easier when you are winning games most week and what we saw in the recent documentary looking behind the scenes at Man City was that Guardiola can scream and shout with the best of them.”I’m sure Klopp does the same when the time is right and the Liverpool players all seem to be enjoying working in his set-up.”Then you look at someone like Jose Mourinho at Manchester United and he has a slightly different approach. He is more open in his criticism of players at times, but I don’t have a problem with that.”I never minded a manager moaning and shouting at me as long as it was constructive and 99 per cent of the time, he was right and I appreciated the need to improve. I also knew my team-mates and my father would tell me I had played badly and that would make me even more disappointed. I never saw criticism or being shouted at as bullying.”Steve McManaman BT Sport 2018McManaman went on to suggest that Keane’s verbal attack on Arter was harder to justify, with the Ireland assistant boss questioning the midfielder’s professionalism after he missed an international training session on medical advice.”What we have seen with Keane and the way he dealt with Arter seems to be taking things over the top,” he added.”The trouble in the Keane/Arter situation is it happened in an international camp and Keane is only the assistant manager. He only sees Arter for a few days every two or three months over the course of a year with Ireland, so to chastise him for not training seems harsh when he doesn’t know him too well.”When you work with players every day, you understand what makes them tick, but a new element has come into this because shouting abuse at people is now viewed as a form of bullying.”I was a Scouser playing for Liverpool when I came into the game and I could take any criticism that came my way, but not everyone has a thick skin and can accept it.”Also, Keane and Martin O’Neill worked in the game in a previous era when this kind of treatment was considered to be the norm, so they are still working to those rules.”Every dressing room has a different of characters. Managers are paid the big bucks to evaluate the right way to get the best out of each player and not everyone will respond well to being shouted at every day.”BT Sport brings you the moments that matter this season, with exclusive live and highlights coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Watch live on TV and via the award-winning BT Sport App. For more info visit read more

Will be a huge loss if India pulls out of Champions Trophy: Hashim Amla

first_imgSouth African cricketers David Miller and Hashim Amla has said it would be a great loss if the Indian team pulls out of the Champions Trophy as the country has largest number of cricket followers in the world.”If they do not participate in the Champions Trophy, it is going to be a big loss because India has a huge cricket followers in the world. Hence, it is not going to be great for stakeholders,” Miller said.Amla added: “If India pulls out, it will be a huge loss for Champions Trophy getting exposure. If somebody wants to see an exciting Champions Trophy, then all eight top teams in the world should be participating.”Miller also said he was not aware of the politics behind the issue or who could replace India in case they pull out of the tournament.”Which team will come in as replacement for India, I do not know. Nor do I know what they are going to do,” he said.Doubts of India’s participation in Champions Trophy came to the fore after BCCI missed the April 25 deadline set for announcing the squad for the Champions Trophy.The BCCI, who has been at loggerheads with the ICC on the proposed revenue model which considerably cuts down India’s share, issued a threat of pulling out of the Champions Trophy.Critics see the delay in announcing the Indian squad for the tournament as a ploy by the BCCI to apply pressure on ICC, who on April 27 meeting in Dubai reduced the Indian Cricket Board’s revenue share from USD 570 million for an eight-year period to a total of USD 293 million.advertisementlast_img read more

Jobless Goalkeeper Savita hopes Asia cup win ends 9 yr wait

first_img(Eds: After correcting spelling in byline)By Mona ParthsarathiNew Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) India goalkeeper Savita Punia has received many accolades for her on-field heroics but she could not secure a job for herself despite all the success in a nine-year international career.Last Sunday, Savita produced a stunning save in a tense shootout in the thrilling final against China to help India win the Asia Cup womens hockey title and secure a berth in next years World Cup.The team broke a 13-year-old jinx when Savita foiled an attempt from the rivals to ensure a 5-4 win.India had failed to qualify for the last World Cup and finished ninth in the 2010 edition.”I am very happy that I could contribute in teams win. I work harder to bring more laurels and will not let my unemployment affect my game,” Savita told PTI Bhasha after teams return from Japan.”I have been trying for a job for last nine years. I was promised a job under the Haryana Governments Medal Lao, Naukri Pao scheme, but I have only been given assurances by officers.”I am 27 now and still depend on my fathers income. I am playing for my country for last 9 years and every time after a win, I hope to get a job but nothing changes.”Savita, who hails from Hisar, made her international debut in 2008 and has just completed 150 caps in Asia cup. She started playing Hockey as per the wish of her grandfather Mahinder Singh and starred in Indias bronze medal effort in Junior Asia Cup in 2009.advertisement”I should take care of my parents but it is opposite in my case. My father is a pharmacist and it is not easy to run a family with his solo income,” said Savita.She had also applied for a coaching job with SAI after Rio Olympics but did not get any response from them.”Sometimes I get very tense when I see my parents. My mother is worried that I dont have a job. My father encourages me to do well and I never let my game affected with my unemployment. But it is constantly in my mind when I am out of the ground,” she said.Savita hopes that Asia Cup win will help her to get a job.”We have a sports minister who has been an Olympic medallist. I hope he will understand this and this title win also help me to get a job,” she said while giving credit to goal-keeping coach Bharat Chhetri and chief coach Harendra Singh for her performance. “I also hope that this will raise the profile of women Hockey in India and more girls will take up the game.” PTI MJ ATK CMlast_img read more

“Greek Freak” Blames Self for Letting Lebron Score 40

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made certain another news-filled day ended with his own headline.James scored 40 points as part of his third triple-double in four games and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-117 on Monday night as coach Tyronn Lue began his leave of absence to address health issues.Lue said Monday in a statement he been dealing with chest pains and loss of sleep, and that tests have offered no conclusion about what the issue is. Associate head coach Larry Drew will run the team in Lue’s absence.Lue’s departure came several hours before Kevin Love returned after missing six weeks because of a broken left hand. The All-Star forward scored 18 points in 25 minutes.Losing their coach while getting back a star player seems to fit the narrative of this turbulent season. The Cavaliers (41-29) are third in the Eastern Conference and have endured roster shake-ups, injuries and other distractions as they try to reach the NBA Finals for the fourth straight time.“If it’s not one thing, it’s another,” James said.James scored 17 points in the third quarter and finished with 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 16th triple-double this season and 71st of his career.The four-time MVP took over in the third beginning with back-to-back 3-pointers. After not getting a foul called on a third attempt, he finished Cleveland’s next possession with a massive dunk. He was fouled attempting another dunk and made both free throws the following time down.James expressed his displeasure, as did the crowd at Quicken Loans Arena, after the officials didn’t call a foul when he attempted his third 3-pointer. He quickly took out his frustration on the next two possessions.James is trying to use humor in dealing with the lack of calls.“I got hit in the head three times today, got elbowed in the nose,” he said. “It is what it is at this point. I went to keep pushing and try not to get caught up in the battle with the calls that should be called.”Milwaukee cut a 17-point lead to 117-109, but James drove the length of the floor for a dunk with just over a minute left.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 37 points and went 11 for 11 at the foul line for Milwaukee, which fell to eighth in the Eastern Conference after Miami defeated Denver.James’ performance led to Antetokounmpo having an unusual postgame conversation.“I was talking to myself taking a shower, asking what I did wrong because he was the first player to score 40 on me,” he said. “He’s the best player in the world.”Khris Middleton had 30 points, making 11 of 16 from the field.Lue, 40, led Cleveland to the 2016 NBA championship after taking over for David Blatt midway through that season.No timetable has been given for when Lue will return. He missed the second half Saturday, the second time this season he left a game because he wasn’t feeling well. Lue also sat out a game against Chicago at home in December.NICE RETURNLove was pleased with the results in his first game since Jan. 30.“I felt pretty good,” he said. “Initially, that first wind is always tough, but even after that I felt like my legs were underneath me and that I could’ve played a little bit more.”GOING OUT ON A HIGH NOTEThe Cavaliers honored former Browns tackle Joe Thomas, who attended the game after holding a retirement press conference Monday. James embraced Thomas, who received a standing ovation in an on-court tribute during a timeout.James wanted to acknowledge Thomas, who is certain to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.“He’s a legend around here, that’s for sure,” James said. “He’ll be in the Hall very soon. The good thing for him is he won’t have to travel very far. It’s right down the street.”TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo picked up his second foul at the 5:58 mark of the first quarter and went to the bench. He scored 10 points in the second, including a one-handed dunk off an alley-oop pass from Eric Bledsoe. … C Tyler Zeller (sore ribs) missed his second straight game.Cavaliers: G Kyle Korver scored 12 points after missing Saturday’s game because of a family matter. He’s also been dealing with a sore right foot. … Drew hopes F Tristan Thompson, who hasn’t played since March 3 because of a sprained right ankle will return this week. … Larry Nance Jr. (sore right hamstring), Rodney Hood (strained lower back) and Cedi Osman (strained left hip flexor) are also out.UP NEXTBucks: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Host Toronto on Wednesday.—By STEVE HERRICK , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

USMNT star Adams could miss start of Bundesliga season

first_imgRB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams is in danger of missing the start of the Bundesliga season as he recovers from a lingering groin injury.United States international Adams dealt with the problem last season following his January move to Leipzig from the New York Red Bulls, missing five of the club’s final six league games of the campaign.He then returned for club’s final Bundesliga game, starting and playing 64 minutes in a 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Adams then suited up for the DFB-Pokal final against Bayern Munich a week later and put in 65 minutes in the 3-0 loss to the German champions. However, the injury returned over the summer and Adams was forced to pull out of USMNT duty, missing the Gold Cup, where the Americans finished second after a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the final.It was hoped Adams would be ready to return to the Leipzig squad at the end of July, had he began individual training while rehabbing the injury earlier in the month.Instead, Leipzig have confirmed he remains missing from team training, with his availability for the start of the new Bundesliga season in doubt.New Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann said the team are doing all they can to get Adams back on the field, but they are taking no risks with the 20-year-old midfielder.”Our medical department are doing everything they can, but Tyler’s injury is complicated,” Nagelsmann told Bild. “Suddenly you’re pain-free and expect to get involved again, but it’s misleading.”Adams made a favorable first impression at the club after joining last January, appearing in 10 Bundesliga contests and starting eight of those. He contributed a pair of assists in his debut half-season with Leipzig, as the club finished third in the Bundesliga and qualified for the 2019-20 Champions League group stages.Leipzig will close out their pre-season programme with friendlies against Rennes and Aston Villa before getting their season underway on August 11 against second-division club Onsabruck in the DFB-Pokal.Their Bundesliga campaign starts a week later with a trip to newly-promoted Union Berlin.last_img read more

Top Ohio State Football Assistant Addresses Retirement Rumors

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Retirement rumors were swirling for a top Ohio State football assistant coach this offseason. He addressed those rumors in a recent interview.Larry Johnson, a standout defensive line coach for the Buckeyes, heard his name mentioned in the retirement arena this past offseason.The veteran assistant coach, who’s developed arguably the nation’s top defensive line at Ohio State, addressed those rumors on the Big Ten Network.“You want to know when I’m going to retire? Might want to ask me,” Johnson said in an interview for BTN’s The Journey. “I kept hearing all these rumors, coach Johnson this, he’s gonna do this, he’s gonna retire – like, no one has asked me.”Johnson had to take to Twitter this past offseason when rumors were swirling on message boards.Apparently there is misinformation about my future. I want to make a bold statement that I am not going anywhere and I’m proud to be Buckeye. #Buckeyes #RushmenForLife— Larry A. Johnson (@R2X_Rushmen1) December 15, 2017Johnson is one of the top assistant coaches in college football. He would be a major loss from Urban Meyer’s staff, but it appears he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.You can watch his full interview below:last_img read more

Yule Love These Holiday Cocktail Recipes

first_img6 oz Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo1 oz vodka.5 oz crème de menthe2 dashes silver edible disco dustMethod: Combine the vodka and crème de menthe in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Pour mixture into glass and garnish with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo and 2 dashes of disco dust. Note: Upgrade your glass game by using this snow globe shaped cocktail glass. 2 oz Mount Gay XO Rum3 oz vanilla almond milk.5 oz clove syrupMethod: Add all ingredients to shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into chilled rocks glass. Garnish with grated cinnamon.The Jeff Spicoli SpecialFOHNYC(Created by Johnny Swet, JIMMY at The James, New York City)1.5 ounces Montelobos Mezcal.75 oz Montenegro Amaro2 bar spoons pumpkin butter4 drops CBD3 dashes orange bittersCBD gummyMethod: Add the first five ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into a snifter with crushed ice and garnish with a CBD gummy.The Cosy Method: Heat all ingredients in a saucepan, but take care not to boil. Add any spirits with the heat source off. Ladle around the spices and serve in your favorite mug. Garnish with apple slices.Sparkling Winter Wonderland 4 oz Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.75 oz crème de cacao (white)3 oz hot water3 Tbsp sweet ground white chocolate powderPinch white chocolate nibs3-4 meringuesMethod: Pre-warm an 8-10 oz coffee mug. In a saucepan, combine white chocolate powder with hot water to make into a rich syrup. Add crème de cacao and Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc. Stir until ingredients are hot. Pour into pre-warmed mug. Garnish with white chocolate nibs and meringues floated on top just before serving.The Libertine It’s time for the days to be merry and bright, and the best way to do that is to make cocktails (and lots of them). It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting a small intimate gathering for friends, meeting up with everyone in your extended family’s family or just kicking it solo in front of a fireplace, the holidays are a great time to mix up a delicious drink.Not only do cocktails help create a feeling of merriment, but they allow you to show your loved ones that you care about them — you want them to feel good, to relax, to take in the joy that comes from realizing you’ve made it to and through another holiday season. The year is almost over so even if 2018 wasn’t the kindest, 2019 is right around the corner.Below, you’ll find our picks for the best holiday cocktails out there. Mix up one, two, or all of them for a holly, jolly holiday.Just don’t forget to get people gifts — or perhaps a nice bottle of liquor! If you’re short on time, you can also pre-make these batch punches ahead of a get-together.Toasted Almond 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 2 oz sparkling wine1.5 oz Fistful of Bourbon2 oz pear puree.75 oz ginger syrup.5 oz lemon juiceMethod: Combine ingredients except for sparkling wine and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a star anise.Peanut Butter Eggnog(Created for OB Surf Lodge, in San Diego)1 cup Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey.5 cup cognac2 tbsp dark rum6 cups heavy cream4 cups milk6 tbsp superfine sugar3 eggsNutmegMethod: Beat yolks in a bowl until thick. Slowly beat in sugar, then whisk in milk and cream. Mix in Skrewball dark rum and cognac. Before serving, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold white in to eggnog and sprinkle with fresh-grated nutmeg.Chai Martini 2 oz Balcones Baby Blue.75 oz lemon juice1 oz rosemary simple syrup.25 oz orange juice1 tsp maple1 tsp orange marmalade1 egg whiteLemon twist & rosemary sprig for garnish.Method: Mix juices, syrups, marmalade, and egg white. Shake with no ice until frothy. Add ice and Baby Blue. Shake until cold. Strain and serve.Bacardí Coquito 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Filson’s New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the U.S. Fire Service 150 ml of Rekorderlig Apple Cider30ml spiced rum1.5 tsp of pear pureeDash of bitters1 egg whiteMethod: Mix all of the ingredients except the cider together. Gently heat the cider and pour into the mixed ingredients. Gently stir and pour into an insulated glass. Garnish with a slice of pear.Lillet on Holiday 2 oz earl grey-infused Bluewater Vodka*1 oz Wintersun Organic Aquavit1 oz half & half.75 oz honey syrup (50/50 honey/water).5 oz ginger simple2 droppers allspice tincture1 dropper cardamom tincture.5 dropper black pepper tincture.5 dropper clove tinctureMethod: Shake + strain into a tall martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon sugar rim + top with 4 sprays cinnamon tincture. *Earl Grey-infused vodka: Add 4 tablespoons loose leaf earl grey tea to Bluewater 80-Proof Vodka and infuse for 4-6 hours (depending on the temperature of the room/warmer, you can infuse in less time).Kim Crawford Blanc Hot Chocolate Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 4 c Virtue Cider Michigan Apple2 c non-alcoholic cider.5 cup of your favorite spirit (whiskey, rum, brandy, etc.)Mulling spices.25 c brown sugar.25 tsp grated nutmeg1 cinnamon stick2 whole cloves1 whole allspice1 juniper berrypinch cayenne pepper (optional) Editors’ Recommendations .5 oz Bourbon Barreled Big Gin.5 oz Giffard Apricot Brandy4 oz hot water (nearly boiling).25 oz JM Cane Syrup.25 oz lemon juiceMethod: Preheat cup for hot drink. Build drink and top with hot water. Garnish with clove-studded lemon peelThe Salty Caramel(Created at Ocean Prime New York, New York City) 1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka1 oz Giffard Vanille De Madagascar.5 oz Baileys Irish Cream Salted Caramel Liqueur 2 oz half & half1 oz caramel1 egg whiteMethod: Combine all ingredients in small shaker. Fill larger shaker with ice and shake vigorously until mixture is integrated and chilled. Strain cocktail into chilled coupe and garnish with smoked sea salt.Blackberry Mulled Wine(Created by HelloFresh)1 bottle red wine.5 cup brandy1 cup apple cider1 cup blackberries.25 cup maple syrupJuice of 1 orange1 orange, thinly sliced4-5 cloves2 cinnamon sticks3 star aniseMethod: Pour a bottle of wine into pot of pan. Add the cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, orange juice, apple cider, honey and blackberries to pot. Heat wine, do not boil. We recommend simmering 30 minutes to 1 hour. This will allow the flavors of the spices and wine to meld. Serve in mugs and garnish with fresh blackberries and cinnamon stick. Add whipped cream and sprinkle with crushed peppermint.Lone Star Sparkler(Created by William Grant & Sons Director of Brand Advocacy Charlotte Voisey) 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without 1.5 oz Plymouth gin1 oz Lillet Rose .75 oz lemon juice.25 oz bitter citrus liqueur2 dashes cranberry bittersTop with ChampagneMethod: Combine all ingredients except for Champagne in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into coupe top with Champagne. Garnish with cranberries. Hot ta Trot 2 parts Bacardí Superior Rum1 part coconut creme (preferably Coco Lopez).75 part of evaporated milk.75 part of condensed milk1 tsp of vanilla extract1 pinch cinnamonCoconut flakes & cinnamon sticks for garnishMethod: Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice and strain into a glass mug. Garnish with cinnamon and coconut flakes.Wassaillast_img read more

Traffic Advisory HRM

first_img Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102 (Bicentennial Highway) will be closed for about 20 minutes today, Sept. 21, between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., for blasting at the Larry Uteck Interchange. Drivers should expect delays or use alternate routes, which will be indicated by electronic signs. -30-last_img

Penalties Increasing for Distracted Drivers

first_imgNova Scotia is getting tougher on people who use cellphones while driving. Beginning Feb. 1, fines for texting and using hand-held cellphones while driving will increase, and demerit points will be added. “Put your phone away or turn it off before you start to drive,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “There is no call or text worth losing a life. Don’t take the chance. Pay attention to the road, not the phone.” The increased fines and new demerit points mean Nova Scotia will soon have some of the strongest fines in the county for using hand-held cellphones, or texting, while driving. Currently, fines range from $176.45 for a first offence to $348.95 for a third, or subsequent offence. As of Feb. 1, the fines will increase to $233.95 for a first offence to $578.95 for a third or subsequent offence. Four demerit points will be added if convicted. For people with learner’s licences, four points would suspend their licence for six months. For an experienced driver with a clean record, 10 points brings a six-month suspension. There are exemptions for using a cellphone to report an emergency. Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act for using hand-held cellphones and texting while driving were tabled in November 2010 but not proclaimed.last_img read more

Mamata congratulates PM Modi will skip swearingin ceremony

first_imgKolkata: Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day before the swearing-in ceremony which is scheduled to be held on Thursday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has requested the former to excuse her for not attending the function.Earlier, Banerjee had decided to attend the function in Delhi and was scheduled to leave for the national Capital on Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Bengal BJP has decided to take the members of 54 people whom they termed as “martyrs” to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaReacting sharply, Banerjee said the BJP’s claim that 54 people died in political violence is “completely untrue.” There have been no political murders in Bengal and the persons might have died due to family feud or personal enmity or other disputes. She remarked that the swearing-in ceremony is “an august occasion to celebrate democracy” and should not be devalued by any political party that wants to use it as an opportunity “to score political points.” Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersShortly after cancelling the trip to Delhi, she tweeted: “Congratulations, new Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. It was my plan to accept the “Constitutional Invitation” and attend the oath-taking ceremony. However, in the last one hour, I am seeing media reports that the BJP are claiming 54 people have been murdered in political violence in Bengal. This is completely untrue. There have been no political murders in Bengal. These deaths may have occurred due to personal enmity, family quarrels and other disputes, nothing related to politics. There is no such record with us. So I am sorry Narendra Modi ji, this has compelled me not to attend the ceremony.” She further mentioned: “The ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party which uses it as an opportunity to score political points. Please excuse me.” Political experts felt that as the administrative head of the state, Banerjee has taken the right decision. It is an insult to her to share the same dais with the family members of the deceased as to accept it will mean a stamp on BJP’s tall claims. The saffron party claims that 46 party workers had died during the Panchayats election held in 2018 and five during the recently-concluded Lok Sabha election.last_img read more

Treatment at mental health facility was torture Ontario judge finds

first_imgAn Ontario court has ruled that a provincial mental health facility ran therapeutic programs for years that amounted to torture for the patients involved.Justice Paul Perell’s ruling came in the midst of a lengthy lawsuit filed by past and present residents of the Oak Ridge division of the Penetang Psychiatric Hospital in Penetanguishene, Ont., that alleges patients were gravely mistreated.Perell says three programs at the hospital that involved the forced administration of drugs, physical restraint and sleep deprivation, amounted to both physical and mental torture.Two doctors and the province of Ontario, who are defendants in the suit, argued that the programs at the heart of the lawsuit fell outside the statute of limitations and could not be the subject of a court proceeding.Perell dismissed that claim in his June 1 ruling, but said the plaintiffs now need to establish whether or not they were harmed by programs run at Oak Ridge between 1966 and 1983.Lawyers representing the plaintiffs say they will proceed with the case. Lawyers representing the defendants did not immediately respond to request for comment.In his ruling, Perell outlined the various premises of the three programs used to treat many patients who had been accused of serious crimes such as rape and murder.They were developed at Oak Ridge and administered in part by Dr. Elliott Thompson Barker and Dr. Gary Maier, the two psychiatrists named as plaintiffs in the suit, the ruling said.Defence Disruptive Therapy (DDT) involved forcibly giving patients hallucinogenic and delirium-producing drugs in order to break down the patients’ defence mechanisms and force them to confront their abnormal behaviour, Perell wrote.The Motivation, Attitude, Participation Program (MAPP) involved forcing patients to complete 14 days of perfect behaviour, including adhering to rules about “unauthorized talking or movement,” he wrote.One component of that program involved forcing patients to sit on a bare floor with hands cuffed and only allowing them to move four times within four hours in a confined space of three square feet. Failure to comply could result in forced sedation or being placed in solitary confinement, Perell noted.The third initiative, called the Capsule Program, involved chaining up to seven people together in a room, stripping them naked, and keeping them in that state for days at a time, Perell said.The room was continuously lit and featured holes in the walls through which occupants were fed only liquid foods through straws. Patients were kept under constant surveillance and often given hallucinogenic drugs against their will, Perell said.“The three programs designed by Dr. Barker and implemented by the doctors and other employees of Oak Ridge — even if designed and implemented in good faith and even if the programs could be proven to be in some way therapeutic — were torture and a degradation of human dignity,” Perell wrote in his decision.“It is an inexcusable breach of fiduciary duty for a physician to torture a patient.”Plaintiffs alleged a breach of fiduciary duty when they first launched the suit in 2000, and Perell said that particular claim was not beyond the statute of limitations at that time.As a result, Perell dismissed the defence’s position that the plaintiff’s claims fell outside of the statute of limitations.He did, however, order a trial or other motions to “prove victimization, harm, causation of harm and to quantify the individual plaintiffs’ damages, if any” for the 31 plaintiffs in the lawsuit.No date has yet been set for this next step, and it is not known whether the defendants plan to appeal Perell’s ruling.Perell conceded that the doctors were likely running programs based on accepted medical practices of the day, but said that argument still could not excuse what was done to Oak Ridge patients.“I appreciate that apart from professional renown and advancement, there was no self-serving gratification for the defendant physicians at the expense of the plaintiffs,” he wrote.“But, in my opinion, that does not negate the circumstance that it is a breach of a physician’s ethical duty to physically and mentally torture his patients even if the physician’s decisions are based on what the medical profession at the time counts for treatment for the mentally ill.”last_img read more

Marty Stuart Talks To MusiCares About Late Night Jam

first_imgMarty Stuart, a five-time GRAMMY-winning country music singer/songwriter, has hosted his Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium for MusiCares in Nashville, Tenn., since 2001.MusiCares recently sat down and talked to the legendary country star to talk about the event.You’ve been a longtime supporter of MusiCares; can you describe why you feel so strongly about MusiCares?Well, the stories come from our time working together with MusiCares. One experience is when the flood hit Nashville in 2010. I cannot think of a greater example of a natural disaster, wiping so many people out — whether it’s no rent due to lost gigs, losing instruments, jobs, buildings, or homes. I know for a fact that MusiCares was at the forefront of providing vital and immediate help to people in our industry who needed assistance. You can’t ask for a greater example than that.How have you seen MusiCares help those in need?Everybody thinks that since we sing, have records and are on TV, that everybody has a lot of money. There was an old country music hero of mine [who] gave and gave during the good years of his life. He came off the road, got old and diabetes set in. He lost a leg and that was unthinkable, but he weathered through. He began receiving rehab and then the unimaginable happened: he lost the other leg. After another round of hell, he finally got home and the first round of prescriptions was $4,500. I remember calling you and, in less than a week, he had his medicine.Another thing that happens from time to time is drugs and alcohol take over and that’s a hell that I understand. It was a part of my life for a long time. Sometimes we get too close to the fire and we don’t know how to get out and we have to go to the side and ask for help. I know so many instances when MusiCares has been that entity that stepped up and confidentially took care of people and their situations. The bottom line [is], MusiCares saves lives.What inspired you to create the Late Night Jam?The great truth of the matter is, CMA Week, which used to be fan fair, the first one I was ever a part of was in 1973. When the show moved, things changed. At the time when I started my band, the Fabulous Superlatives, we didn’t have a record deal for a brief period of time, which meant we couldn’t play the big stage. I thought, “Well, I’ve been a part of this since 1973 and I don’t want to be relegated to a lesser stage because I don’t have a hit at the moment,” so I thought, “We have to go beyond this.” So, Tony Conway helped me approach the Ryman Auditorium and we set up the first Late Night Jam 13 years ago.To date, through the Late Night Jam, you’ve raised more than $200,000 for MusiCares to support our emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs. How does that make you feel?It makes me feel like I’m doing the right thing. As entertainers and creative people, we are so blessed and we have so many gifts at our disposal and to be able to give a little part of that back is the bottom line.I was pumping gas recently and some guy came up and shook my hand — he knew I hosted the Late Night Jam annually. He said to me, “MusiCares saved my life and I thank you for all you do for them.” I replied, “That’s what we do and it’s what we are supposed to do.” So, doesn’t that say it all right there? It’s like the old mission — if you’ve helped one soul, it’s been worth the whole journey.To read the full interview, visit read more

District of Taylor to deal with unsightly property

first_imgCouncil has now given Staff the approval to hire a contractor to start cleaning up the property, providing that one final notice is given to the owner and that a notice sign is placed outside of the property.Since the property owner can not be located, it is up to the District to hire a contractor to clear the site with an estimated cost of $10,000. According to the District, since 2017, this property has been known to Police as there have been 17 occurrences involving the RCMP to attend, ranging from Breach of Probation, break & enter, theft and the assaulting of a Peace Officer.As spring has now arrived, Staff say that the property is a breeding ground for rodents to populate and if unchecked they will likely spread to neighbouring properties.To date, Protective Services have been unable to obtain compliance with regards to theNuisances and Unsightly Property By-law No. 465, 1993 from the owner of the property.The District has made a number of attempts to get in contact with the property owner but with no success.It is believed that the property owner may be out of the Province or even the Country.Staff asked Council that Protective Services staff be authorized to initiate remediation of the property. TAYLOR, B.C. – At a Committee of the Whole meeting, on Monday, District of Taylor Council discussed the state of an unsightly property that is located within the District.The property in question, 10471 -102nd Street, had a complaint filed against it in February regarding the unsightly nature of the property.Not only is this property seen as unsightly but it also poses safety risks to the community.last_img read more

Lanka to bank on Chinese support at UNHRC

The draft resolution has noted with concern that the National Action Plan does not adequately address all of the findings and constructive recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) of Sri Lanka.Titled ‘Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka,’ the first draft of the resolution to be submitted by the U. S. reaffirmed that it is the responsibility of the Sri Lankan government to ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of its entire population. In January, the U.S. announced that a second resolution on Sri Lanka would be presented at the UN Human Rights Council sessions saying the government had failed to implement key reconciliation and human rights measures since the end of the war in 2009. Sri Lanka is to bank on the support of China against a U.S. sponsored resolution which is to be submitted before the UN Human Rights Council next month, the Xinhua Chinese news agency reported.The Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said that the government will first want to see the resolution which is to be submitted before the Council, after that, the respective governments will be approached in order to discuss the kind of support that Sri Lanka will require. “It is obvious that we will want all countries to support us including China who have maintained strong ties with us. However we will first await and see what the resolution states,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman Rodney Perera told Xinhua. read more

Annan names Nafis Sadik of Pakistan as his envoy for HIVAIDS in

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today appointed Nafis Sadik, the former Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia.In her new capacity, Dr. Sadik will be responsible for promoting throughout Asia the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, which was adopted by the General Assembly in July 2001 at its special session on the pandemic. She will meet with high-level government officials to promote key issues, while encouraging celebrities and other influential persons to get involved in the fight against AIDS. In carrying out those functions, she will work closely with the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).Dr. Sadik was the first woman to lead a major UN voluntary-funded programme, heading UNFPA from 1987 to 2000. Before joining the UN, she had been Director-General of Pakistan’s Central Family Planning Council. Dr. Sadik, who holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, is married and has five children. read more

Central African Republic UN warns that more than six in 10 people

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Najat Rochdi urged the international community to help CAR, explaining that 2.9 million people in need of assistance and protection out of a total population of some 4.6 million “is a big deal”.Next year, she said, 63 per cent of people there are likely to require urgent humanitarian assistance, up from 46 per cent in May.In the past three weeks alone, more than 50,000 people have been affected in Batafango town in Ouham prefecture, and in Alindao town in Basse Kotto prefecture, where assailants burned down two main sites for displaced people – a tactic never before seen in CAR.“The world cannot turn a blind eye to what is happening in the CAR. We are back to square one!” she said. “Everything was burned and (there is) a level of despair which is really heartbreaking,” Ms. Rochdi said. “I went there, and I met with them and there is one thing they told me, all of them, is that they will never go back to the site. And therefore, it is really a lot of challenges for us when it comes to protection, but also when it comes to making sure they have a minimum living standard where they are.”Fighting between the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia and the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition plunged CAR into civil conflict in 2012.A peace agreement was reached in January 2013, but rebels seized the capital, Bangui, two months later, forcing President François Bozizé to flee.Concerned with the security, humanitarian, human rights and political crisis in the CAR and its regional implications, the Security Council authorized the deployment of a UN stabilization mission, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, in 2014, with the protection of civilians as its utmost priority.While Ms. Rochdi acknowledged that the UN had taken on many functions of Government because of the crisis, she noted that in 2019, humanitarian priorities were likely to focus more on providing lifesaving help quickly via regional hubs and seeking to engage more with affected communities.“It is a conversation that has started,” she said, adding that the fact that this year’s $516 million CAR appeal was only 50 per cent funded meant that “realistic” decisions had to be taken about which communities to help.And highlighting the scattered nature of the violence in CAR – a country of huge natural wealth in the form of diamonds, gold and uranium – the UN official noted that there was good news in some areas, not least the spontaneous return of displaced people in the south-west. read more

Two men die after single car crash in Louth in the early

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Eamonn Farrell/ 30,442 Views Mar 18th 2019, 7:40 AM 8 Comments By Sean Murray Share59 Tweet Email center_img Monday 18 Mar 2019, 7:40 AM File photo. Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the crash to come forward. Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Two men die after single car crash in Louth in the early hours this morning The R173 road has been closed while garda forensic teams examine the scene. GARDAÍ IN LOUTH are investigating a fatal road crash that happened on the R173 near Carlingford just after 12.30am this morning.Two men – whose ages have not yet been confirmed – were pronounced dead at the scene following the single car crash.There were no other injuries reported.Both men were taken to Louth County Hospital in Dundalk for post-mortem examinations. That stretch of road has been closed while garda forensic teams examine the scene. Diversions are in place.Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact them at Carlingford Garda Station on 042 937 3102, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.  Short URL File photo. Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.last_img read more