‘Kharif crop scenario in Odisha alarming’

first_imgThe Odisha government on Friday termed the kharif crop scenario alarming with 25 out of the 30 districts in the State recording deficient rainfall in the current monsoon.Making a statement on the prevailing dry spell in the State Assembly, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi said: “The government is reviewing the situation on a daily basis. If it does not rain for next three days, agriculture operation will be adversely impacted. At many places, transplantation of paddy saplings could not be done due to inadequate water available.”Of the 314 blocks in the State, the rainfall has been normal in 79 blocks while 235 blocks have got deficit rainfall. In 21 blocks, the rain deficit has touched as high as 60%.According to the Agriculture and Farmer Empowerment department, as of now paddy and non-paddy crops have been taken up only in 25,80,579 hectares, which is 41% of the total cultivable area in the State.Water reserve falling Due to scanty rainfall, inflow into water reservoirs has been negligible, as a result of which it could not be utilised for irrigation purposes. Around this time last year, water reserve in major reservoirs was 28.28% of total live storage capacity. This year, it has dropped to 15.66%. The situation has turned worse as water level was gauged below dead storage level in 2,160 out of the 2,699 small reservoirs.last_img read more

Lionel Messi agrees to new deal with FC Barcelona: Reports

first_imgFC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed to a new contract which will see his earnings increase to 30 million euros ($33.7 million) a year after tax, with a buyout clause which will rise from 250 million euros ($281 million) to 400 million euros ($450 million).Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported in the early hours of Wednesday morning that the Argentinean superstar has agreed to a three-year deal which will see him stay with the Catalan football giants until the summer of 2021.The 29-year-old’s current contract expires at the end of June 2018 and negotiations over the new contract have dragged on for several months, raising fears than he could be tempted away by a big-money offer from another club, reports Xinhua news agency.The new contract will not be signed until the start of July, however, for accounting reasons which would place the cost of the deal in the accounts of the 2017-18 season, rather than in the campaign which recently finished.The 2016-17 season saw Messi end as the top scorer in Spain with 37 goals in the La Liga, five in the Kings Cup and 11 in the Champions League, despite Barcelona only reaching the quarter-final stage of the competition.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Karolina Pliskova leads Czech challenge after Petra Kvitova exit

first_imgThe Czech challenge for the Wimbledon women’s title may have lost Petra Kvitova but third-seed and bookmaker’s favourite Karolina Pliskova will continue her bid on Thursday.While threats of thunderstorms in SW19 could mean some delays to the programme on what could be a warm, muggy day, Pliskova will expect no disruption to her timetable.Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova is an experienced campaigner, however, who is rebuilding her rankings after a series of injury woes and represents a tricky test on Centre Court.Kvitova’s attempt to repeat her triumphs in 2011 and 2014, ended with a second-round loss to 95th-ranked American Madison Brengle on Wednesday.World number one Angelique Kerber is also in action, taking on Belgian veteran Kirsten Flipkens.On the men’s side, seven-times champion Roger Federer takes on Dusan Lajovic and Djokovic faces Adam Pavlasek in round two.The pair will be looking to get a full game under their belts after their first round challenger both retired injured early in their contests on Tuesday.last_img read more

STATE OFFICIALS APPROVE REINVESTMENT DISTRICT FUNDING

first_imgIowa officials have approved up to 13-and-a-half million dollars in assistance to projects in downtown Sioux City.Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson reports.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/REINVESTMENT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..:soc :51—————-(About 134-million dollars worth of projects have been identified in the Sioux City Reinvestment District. The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board has approved the city’s application for some state financing in that zone. The state grants are to repaid over the next 20 years, using taxes generated from the new or refurbished facilities in Sioux City. A new hotel and parking ramp are planned, along with renovations of the Sioux City Convention Center. Developers hope to establish an ag expo center in the old Sioux City Stockyards and convert some industrial buildings for residential and commercial use. There are also plans for the old Warrior Hotel and Davidson Building in Sioux City. Developers hope to create a complex for residential and retail space out of the two sites.)……………………last_img read more

Bayern should sell Thiago – Matthaus

first_imgThiago Alcântara Bayern should think about selling Thiago – Matthaus Goal 20:56 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Thiago Alcantara Bayern Munich Emmanuel Dunand Bayern München Bundesliga The midfielder has underwhelmed in recent weeks and the Germany legend believes Bayern should consider any offers that come in this summer Bayern Munich should consider selling Thiago Alcantara, according to Lothar Matthaus, who feels the midfielder is not playing well enough to deserve a place in the squad.The midfielder was limited to just 32 games in all competitions in 2017-18, starting just 12 in the Bundesliga as Bayern strolled to another league title.However, the Spain international was called out in the wake of his side’s exit from the Champions League semi-finals at the hands of Real Madrid and courted controversy when he reacted to being substituted in the DFB-Pokal final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Thiago has spent five years with the Bavarian side since joining from Barcelona, but Matthaus believes Bayern may have to cut their losses with him, especially with Leoon Goretzka coming into the squad in the summer.”Thiago has not made the difference in the big games so far,” the Bayern and Germany legend told SportBild. “I actually like him, but he was a shadow of himself. Thiago has disappointed me in recent weeks.”I do not know where he is with his head. With these issues, he is not a player for Bayern Munich “If there is an appropriate offer, you can think about it. Especially since Bayern have Thomas Müller, James Rodríguez and Leon Goretzka for the same position “Thiago, who has won five Bundesliga crowns at Bayern, is contracted to the club until 2021 and has been been a rumoured target of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City.last_img read more

ACT JOIN TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA

first_imgACT becomes part of Touch Football Australia On October 1 2005 the operations of Touch in the ACT will come under the banner of Touch Football Australia, and all staff in the ACT office will become TFA employees. The ACT staff join their colleagues from South Australia under the unitary model of management, with staff from other states following in the near future. Matthew McKerrow commences as the new ACT Manager on October 10, as the replacement for Graeme Murphy, who has moved on to teach sports management at the Canberra TAFE. Mathew brings to the organisation experience in sports administration, organisational planning and development, and also marketing in the Brisbane area. Mathew is well qualified for the role, holding a Bachelor of Human Movement Science, majoring in sport management, and is currently awaiting approval of a Masters thesis in sport management. Matthew was introduced to the TFA after he attended the first two days of the National Under 18s Championships in Coffs Harbour last week. He took part in a meeting between managers from other states and the TFA Senior Management Team: Kevin Thompson (CEO), Colm Maguire (National Game Development Manager) and Peter Topp (National Member Services Manager). Under the new unitary model staff structure, Mathew will report through to the National Game Development Manager Colm McGuire, with guidance and assistance from the ACT Board of Directors. Chairman of the ACT Board Michael Rush is excited about having Matthew on board and know he brings great qualities to the role. “We are delighted to have Mathew on board. Graeme Murphy was and continues to be a terrific servant of the sport in the ACT and indeed across the country. Mathew has large shoes to fill, but we are confident that he has the ability and drive to continue the good work that has been done in the past and further progress the sport in the ACT,” Michael said. Michael also believes that the ACT coming under TFA will bring great benefits for their own association as well as the sport in general. “Moving the ACT staff under the banner of TFA is a positive move for both ACT Touch and also the sport itself. The cooperation and efficiencies that this will bring to the organisation will enable us to better deliver the sport in the area. Volunteers will be able to contribute more in their areas of expertise.”last_img read more

Photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from Mohali stadium after Pulwama terror attack

first_imgPhotos of Pakistani cricketers removed from Mohali stadium after Pulwama terror attackNearly 15 photos of Pakistani cricketers, including the likes of Imran Khan, Shahid fridi, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram, that were kept inside the Mohali stadium at various points have been removedadvertisement Press Trust of India ChandigarhFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 20:38 IST The Punjab Cricket Association has decided to remove nearly 15 photos of Pakistani cricketers from Mohali stadium (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPhotos of Imran Khan, Shahid fridi and Wasim Akram, among others have been removed from Mohali stadiumThe decision is a humble step to show solidarity with the families of martyrs of the Pulwama terror attackThe phots were kept inside the stadium at various points including the ‘hall of fame’ areaThe Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) on Sunday removed the photographs of Pakistani cricketers from various points inside the Mohali stadium as a “humble step” to show solidarity with the families of martyrs of the Pulwama terror attack.The decision was taken at a meeting of the cricket body’s office bearers here, PCA treasurer Ajay Tyagi told PTI.”As a humble step, the PCA has decided to show its solidarity with the families of martyrs of the Pulwama attack. There is so much anger in the nation against the heinous attack and PCA is no different in this,” Tyagi said.He said there are nearly 15 photos of Pakistani cricketers, which were kept inside the stadium at various points including in the galleries, long room, reception and ‘hall of fame’ area.The Shahid Afridi-led Pakistani side had faced a 29-run defeat at India’s hands in the 2011 World Cup cricket semi-finals which was played here in March.Tyagi said among the Pakistani cricketers whose photographs have been removed from the PCA include that of present Prime Minister Imran Khan.Besides, other pictures are of cricketers including Afridi, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram.Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a bus in Pulwama district.Also Read | BCCI asks Committee of Administrators to sanction Rs 5 crore for martyrs of Pulwama attackAlso Read | Pulwama terror attack: Pakistan Super League telecast suspended in IndiaAlso Read | No place for Imran Khan portrait at Cricket Club of India after Pulwama terror attackadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Mohali stadiumFollow Pulwama terror attackFollow Pakistan cricketerlast_img read more

Uncertainty Looms over Pakistani Shipbreaking Yards

first_imgzoom The decision to halt shipbreaking activities at Gadani yards in Pakistan has left many fearing for the fate of new arrivals and clearance permissions on existing deals, according to GMS, a cash buyer of ships for recycling.Namely, the uncertainty arose after Chief Minister of Balochistan, Sardar Sanaullah Khan Zehri, banned all demolition activities related to tankers and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yards last week following two incidents which caused dozens of fatalities.The minister informed that the works would be stopped until proper safety arrangements are made.However, once the ban is lifted, key requirement for all tankers arriving locally will be strictly gas free for hot works clean with all cargo and slop tanks totally cleaned of all cargo, slops and sludges, echoing current regulations in both India and Bangladesh, according to GMS.The ban was imposed less than three months after Gadani yards temporarily closed in November following the series of explosions aboard the oil tanker Aces, reportedly caused by gas wielding processes undertaken during the dismantling work.The fatal explosion on November 1, which killed at least 28 workers, and the fire on January 9, with another 5 victims “have really shaken up the industry and yard upgrades are inevitable,” GMS said.“It is therefore expected to be a somewhat distracted market in Gadani, until the full range of yard enhancements, restrictions and requirements are established going forward,” GMS said.The cash buyer added that the future of shiprecycling remains uncertain, however, if local beachings in the absence of cutting activities continues, “we can certainly expect Gadani recyclers to disappear from the bidding tables, especially if local authorities take too long to permit yards to come back online.”last_img read more

Crime and inequality still holding back Central America – Ban Kimoon

Speaking to a conference at UN Headquarters in New York on the way forward for Central America, Mr. Ban also called for more concerted efforts to help the region meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of anti-poverty aims – by the target date of 2015.“The perception that democracy has still not responded to the aspirations of the region’s poor brings home to us the need to make the fight against poverty and extreme social inequality a regional priority,” he said.The drug trade and the relatively easy access to large amounts of illicit small arms were serving to fuel crime rates, slowing economic development, he added.“Crime scares away investors. It encourages ‘brain drain.’ And it erodes support for democracy,” he said.Pledging the UN’s commitment to helping Central American governments overcome these problems, Mr. Ban stressed that regional cooperation is also vital to reducing crime and social inequality.Today’s conference marks the anniversary of the 1987 adoption of the Esquipulas II Accord, which Mr. Ban noted had “triggered a series of initiatives that enabled the region to turn the page on a long era of bitter armed conflict,” including deals ending civil wars in Guatemala and El Salvador.In his speech, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias – one of the signatories to the Esquipulas II Accord – urged the governments of Central America to back what is known as the Costa Rica Consensus, where countries that spend less on their militaries and more on health care, the environment and education are rewarded with more development aid and debt relief.The conference, A Firm and Lasting Peace in Central America: The Pending Agenda 20 Years Later, was organized by the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University and the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, and included the participation of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Conference panels focused on security and violence, democratic governance, economic development and social development. 13 June 2007Twenty years after a landmark peace process helped end decades of conflict across Central America, the region has posted impressive gains but still faces daunting challenges that include deep income inequality and persistent crime, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. read more

Top UN humanitarian official visits longdisplaced Ugandans

“Humanitarian, recovery and development actors must redouble their commitment to working with the Government and people of Uganda to help the most vulnerable members of the displaced population return to their homes, and to ensure that those who have already returned have the basic services they need,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said in Pader district in the Acholi region.“Since my first trip here in May 2007, there has been a dramatic improvement in the situation,” he added, noting that 85 per cent of the camp population across the Acholi region has now returned to their original homes. “However, some areas still lack the basics of clean water, and access to health and educational facilities, to make returns fully sustainable.”Mr. Holmes, who will attend an African Union (AU) Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and IDPs during his four-day visit to Uganda, stressed that development efforts needed to be stepped up as emergency relief needs lessen.“Meanwhile most of the 15 per cent remaining in camps are particularly vulnerable – widows, the elderly and disabled, child-headed households and those suffering from HIV/AIDS,” he said. “We must do more to help them too regain an independent life outside the camp.” Meeting with displaced and host communities in the Geregere and Omot IDP camps, as well as representatives of regional and local government and UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the area, Mr. Holmes heard from a number of extremely vulnerable individuals about the difficulties impeding their return.Among the chief reasons were age and disability, which prevented them from building shelters or farming, as well as illness and disease. Lack of access to anti-retroviral medications in some health centres means that those living with HIV/AIDS cannot access treatment outside the camps. Others face difficult disputes over land rights and ownership and are unable to use the land for production until the cases are settled.The LRA, which terrorized northern Uganda for two decades, has been accused of committing atrocities including mutilations and the recruitment of child soldiers.On Friday, Mr. Holmes is expected to visit the Karamoja region in the northeast, one of the most under-developed and marginalized regions of the country, exemplifying the complex interaction between the effects of climate change, and more traditional humanitarian and development issues. 21 October 2009The top United Nations humanitarian official today witnessed first-hand the challenges faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda, some of whom are still in camps more than three years after an end to vicious fighting with the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army. read more

Flights between Colombo and Kochi cancelled until Saturday

SriLankan Airlines said it has temporarily suspended flights to and from the South Indian city of Kochi until 18th August, following the closure of the Kochi Airport due to flooding in the region. The airport was closed today (15th August) until  2 p.m. on 18th August due to heavy floods in the area and further updates on the situation are awaited from authorities at Kochi Airport. Flights between Colombo and Kochi have been cancelled until Saturday.The flights have been cancelled as a result of flooding at the Kochi Airport. Accordingly, SriLankan Airlines said that all passengers booked to fly to or from Kochi during this period may opt instead to fly from or to another city served by SriLankan in South India, at no extra charge. read more

At Security Council UN envoy warns LRA shifting focus to more highprofile

“The LRA continues to threaten the security of the population in its operating area and has notably increased its alleged attacks in the Central African Republic (CAR) during the reporting period, reportedly extending into areas that had previously seen little to no LRA movement,” said Abdoulaye Bathily, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Regional Office For Central Africa (UNOCA), in his briefing to the Security Council.Group elements have also persisted in attacking the civilian population in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), he added.UNOCA has continued its active engagement to fill coordination gaps on the LRA issue over the past six month, convening the bi-annual meeting of LRA focal points in April and also, together with the AU and other UN partners, organizing a workshop in March to identify more clearly the respective roles and responsibilities of different actors in LRA-affected countries that are assisting LRA members who have defected or escaped from the group, Mr. Bathily said.Although the successful holding of presidential and legislative elections in CAR has put the country back on the path of sustainable peace, development and longer-term peacebuilding, challenges remain immense, in the context of ongoing, serious protection and humanitarian needs, crushing poverty and urgent requirements in the areas of disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and repatriation as well as on security sector reform, he noted.“Armed groups still control large parts of the country, and the Government is in need of the full political, programmatic and financial support of the international community to ensure the re-establishment of state authority throughout the country,” Mr. Bathily explained.On Boko Haram insurgents, he said that the collective efforts of the Lake Chad Basin countries have reduced the terrorist group’s capacity to undertake frequent attacks, as the cross-border operations by the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have captured Boko Haram fighters, freed captives and reclaimed territory from the group.Boko Haram, however, continues to pose a serious threat to regional stability, he said. While humanitarian assistance has been mobilized for the populations affected by Boko Haram, the number of internally displaced persons and refugees fleeing from Boko Haram violence continues to rise, with limited funding received thus far to address the growing humanitarian needs.“For these reasons, it is crucial that international partners maintain their support to the region to end the threat posed by the group and stress the need for a holistic regional approach, as emphasized during the Second Regional Security Summit, held in Abuja on 14 May,” he said, urging the global community to support MNJTF through the mobilization of requisite political, logistical and financial support in a flexible manner.In all of UNOCA’s work, he noted, principal partner remains the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and during the reporting period, the two institutions have focused on the further strengthening of their relationship. read more

Dwight Howard Vows Revenge Against Warriors David Lee

It was not bad enough that the Golden State Warriors bruised the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night in Oakland. They left Dwight Howard bloodied, too, and the L.A. big man was not happy about it.Specifically, Warriors all-star forward David Lee busted up Howard with a elbow into his mouth on a drive to the basket, causing a cut that required three stitches to close.“I will take care of it later,” Howard said.Howard was limited to 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting in the Lakers’ 109-103 loss. That did not seem to bother him as much as Lee.“He got away with a shot,” Howard said, according to Yahoo! Sports. “I will remember this game. I will remember that shot. He said he wasn’t trying to do it. You can look at the play and see it for yourself. I will take care of it later.”Howard will not have to wait long. The Lakers host the Warriors two weeks from Friday, on April 12, in the third-to-last regular-season game for both teams.That said, the Lakers, who are vying for a Western Conference playoff spot, lost an 18-point lead to the Washington Wizards and then fell behind by 23 points to Golden State before mounting a token comeback and falling short. Not the type of efforts for a team claiming it is playoff worthy.Curry scored 25 points and had 10 assists two nights after sustaining a sprained ankle. The Lakers also struggled to contain Lee, who added 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Warriors improved to 41-31.With the loss, the Lakers dropped to 36-35 and hold only a one-game lead over the Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot.“We are the better basketball team,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. “They are in the rearview mirror and I have not checked it and I will not.”The frustration for the Lakers was apparent to end the first half. First, Metta World Peace jawed at Lee, then awkwardly patted the All-Star forward’s head after officials intervened.A few minutes later, Howard picked up the technical foul while exchanging words with Lee and an official, after he was called for a foul on Lee’s layup.“We made a statement in that first half,” Jackson said. He could have been talking about Lee’s elbow, too. read more

Ireland to consider rest period for Sexton after outhalfs latest injury

first_img 54 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://the42.ie/3105752 Follow us: the42.ie Nov 28th 2016, 12:40 PM Short URL Johnny, I got asked last week does he need a window of time to really make sure that he can be more robust and that’s probably one of the things that comes up for discussion now that this window is over,” said Schmidt.“So, some of those discussions will take place and we’ll have a clearer picture after that.”While a period of rest for Sexton might be in the national team’s best interests long-term, it does seem unlikely that Leinster would be happy for their star player to miss important games in the coming weeks.The eastern province face Northampton in back-to-back Champions Cup clashes in December. However, Sexton is an employee of the IRFU and their philosophy is to serve the national team’s needs as a priority. Schmidt hopes Henshaw will only be out for the short-term. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOSchmidt did say that he hoped Sexton’s time on the sidelines will not extend beyond the short-term, stating the same of Robbie Henshaw, who suffered a heavy head injury against the All Blacks and also missed the win over the Wallabies.“I’d like to think they’re relatively short-term,” said Schmidt. “Robbie was pretty sore, he was pretty knocked about and that’s disappointing.”Schmidt said Rob Kearney was removed in the first half of Saturday’s victory in Dublin as a precautionary measure, while he expects Sean O’Brien to return from a hip flexor issue within the next fortnight. Share11 Tweet Email By Murray Kinsella JOE SCHMIDT SAYS Ireland will consider giving Johnny Sexton a period of time out of action to fully recuperate his body, after the latest in a growing line of injuries for the out-half.Sexton was replaced early in the Dublin defeat to the All Blacks two weekends ago, having suffered a hamstring injury in his right leg. The 31-year-old missed last weekend’s win over the Wallabies as a result. Sexton was injured against the All Blacks two weekends ago. Source: James Crombie/INPHOSexton had come into the November Test window with some doubts around his fitness after a hamstring problem in his other leg.Asked immediately after the All Blacks clash whether Sexton would benefit from being allowed time off games in order to fully recuperate, Schmidt had joked about the out-half’s “skinny legs” and rejected the notion, saying:“I don’t think putting him out of the game for a prolonged period is the solution.”However, following Saturday’s win over the Wallabies, Schmidt said that Ireland and Leinster would now consider the idea. Wallabies flanker Mumm cited for dangerous lifting on Ireland’s FurlongSchmidt watches on as clinical Black Ferns have too much class for Ireland Andrew Trimble suffered an ankle injury against the Wallabies and was waiting on scans to determine the severity, while Jared Payne picked up a rib injury to go with his existing dead leg, according to Schmidt.The Kiwi head coach also confirmed that the rare sight of Jamie Heaslip being replaced in the second half was not due to injury.“Jamie’s had the biggest volume, the biggest workload,” said Schmidt. “CJ had 60 minutes less last week so we knew that some people were going to be really struggling with the engine, so that was the decision we made.“It was really just tactical in trying to make sure that we kept as much energy on the pitch as we could.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Ireland to consider rest period for Sexton after out-half’s latest injury The 31-year-old has had a tough time with injuries in recent seasons. Monday 28 Nov 2016, 12:40 PM 32,429 Views last_img read more

FInal 1/18 WWE RAW rating, overall number sees increase

first_imgFacebook Velvet Sky Twitter Impact Preview for January 18 on Pursuit/Twitch, Top 5 Controversial Title Moments Now Playing Up Next This week’s 1/18 WWE RAW drew a 2.45 cable rating with an average of 3.50 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.775 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.591 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.123 million viewers.This is up from last week’s 2.36 rating with 3.32 million viewers.As reported earlier, RAW averaged a 1.22 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday.Source: Prowrestling.net, Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Impact Highlights: LAX and Lucha Bros, Scarlett reveals her Talent Search winner Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Kalisto tries to redeem infamous promo, Vince McMahon on The Rock making Forbes listlast_img read more

Former employee sues Clark County Fire & Rescue

first_imgA former Clark County Fire & Rescue employee is suing the department, alleging that she was forced out because she was married to another employee, despite the fact multiple related men have worked at the district without reproach.The suit filed Monday in Clark County Superior Court seeks damages for Jennifer Yager — following her alleged wrongful termination in 2015 — in an amount to be proven at trial. However, Yager’s attorney Robert S. Milesnick previously stated in a notice for a tort claim that his client is entitled to at least $970,000 in damages.Yager, 47, was with the district for more than 19 years — starting with Clark County Fire District 11 — and worked as an administrative secretary, administrative assistant, grant writer and district human resources manager. She married Dan Yager, another district employee, in 2000, the suit states.Despite Jennifer Yager and her husband working together for 15 years as a married couple, District Commissioner Larry Bartel in April 2015 proposed implementing an anti-nepotism policy in order to keep the two from working together, according to the complaint. It was later determined that such a policy would be illegal to enforce retroactively.In September 2015, Interim Chief Ron Oliver told Jennifer Yager that her position was being eliminated for “financial reasons.” However, a budget presented by the former chief kept Yager on as the district finance and human resources manager, a plan that the board approved, the suit states.last_img read more

We have to start winning trophies – Kane

first_imgHarry Kane says the time has come for Spurs to start clinching trophies as they prepare to face Arsenal in Carabao Cup quarterfinal on Wednesday.Kane hasn’t been born the last time Spurs won the league title back in 1961, but he was instrumental as they finished runners-up in 2016.Their last trophy was 10 years ago when Spurs defeated Chelsea 2-1 to win the Carling Cup.Ahead of their North London derby at the Emirates on Wednesday, Kane believes the next step in their development under Pochetino is to start filling their trophy cabinet.“The stage we are at now as a team, it is the next step for us. We have to start winning trophies,” Kane told Sky Sports News.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“If we win this one, it will be another tough team out of the tournament so it is a big opportunity for us and one we are really looking forward to.“It is massive. Obviously, we played them a couple of weeks ago and they got one over on us.“It will be nice to play them again so soon. Hopefully, we can get it right this time and get the win. It is a quarter-final against your London rivals so it does not get much bigger.”last_img read more

Grand Turk escapees sentenced

first_img Related Items:#GrandTurkPrisonescapees, #GrandTurkprisonescapeescaught, #HenricoMorris, #magneticmedianews, #RendallRigby, #StavonHarris Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 22, 2017 – Grand Turk – The three men who broke out of the Grand Turk prison in early December by climbing the fence and hopping onto an overgrown tree were also in court and were charged and convicted of escaping lawful custody.Rendall Rigby got nine months and Stavon Harris and Henrico Morris got 10 months each.    The trio was found the same day of the escape, in Grand Turk, at a local pizza eatery.#MagneticMediaNews#GrandTurkPrisonescapees#StavonHarris#HenricoMorris#RendallRigby#GrandTurkprisonescapeescaughtlast_img read more

Foreign flags galore during WC court issues rule

first_img.The High Court on Monday issued a rule about use of foreign flags that have been widely noticed during the current Football World Cup.The court has sought explanation as to why the inact6ion of the authorities concerned to stop hoisting of foreign flags in the country should not be declared illegal, reports UNB.In the rule, the court wanted to know as to why the authorities should not be directed to publicise in the people’s interest the rules of hoisting the national flag and the foreign flags as per the Bangladesh Flag Rules.A bench of justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and justice Md Salim issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed in the form of public interest litigation.Four people, including home affairs, liberation war affairs and information secretaries, have been made respondents to the rule which is returnable in two weeks.On 25 June, Dhaka University teacher Manjurul Haq and 12 others filed a writ with the High Court seeking its directive to ban unauthorised hoisting of foreign flags across the country during the Football World Cup.According to rules of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 1972, there are restrictions on the use of foreign flags.Foreign and national flag will have to be hoisted in two separate pillars but football fans are seen to host foreign and national flags in a single pillar where a small size of nation flag is hosted atop.The size of the national and foreign flag would be of equal size. But no one abides by the law.last_img read more