Lights, Camera, Awards!

first_imgOne could sense a tinge of excitement in the way some of India’s top sportspersons spoke about winning the Arjuna Award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.For some, the feeling is similar to pulling the national jersey for the first time while some are filled with the pride with the fact that they will be recipients of country’s biggest sporting honour.At the Ashoka Hall in the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi today will stand 20 Arjuna awardees and two Khel Ratnas and the excitement seemed visible on the athletes as they spoke after their rehearsals on Monday.”I had a tickling sensation when I got on the stage and was told how I need to take a stance, where to look and how to exit the stage. It was a unique kind of training, one where I sweat without the hard work,” Mirabai Chanu, who will be awarded the Khel Ratna, told Mail Today.The world champion is currently surging her back injury in Mumbai and will only be back in action next year. But the Khel Ratna, Chanu says, brings a huge sense of accomplishment in a topsy-turvy year.”After the Rio debacle, I worked hard and won the World Championship followed by the Commonwealth Games gold medal. Not participating in the Asian Games was tough mentally but I kept working hard. I honestly didn’t expect I would win this, I thought I’d get an Arjuna Award. But I can’t say how happy I am. I feel more proud about the fact that I will stand next to Virat Kohli, who will also get Khel Ratna. I am a huge fan of him and his wife (Anushka Sharma). My mother is the happiest of all and this award motivates me to do well next year,” she added.advertisementFor young javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, the award comes as an icing on the cake. A Commonwealth Games gold medal, Asian Games gold medal and now an Arjuna Award tops off a wonderful year for the 20-year-old.The Haryana lad, however, sounded as grounded as one can be as he spoke about the awards.”It’s always a moment of pride when your hard work is recognised. I think I had a great year and I just want to keep this run going. It’s a huge honour standing next to the President of India and receiving that award and my family cannot be more proud of me. I still have a long way to go, I need to improve and nothing will make me more proud to win gold for the country,” Chopra told Mail Today.While for most athletes, standing on the stage during the rehearsals reminded them of their sporting achievements and tough grind put in the training, hockey goalkeeper Savita Punia recalled the day she cried over the phone wanting to quit the sport.”When I was standing there on the stage, listening to instructions about what I need to do tomorrow, I could only think of the time I called my dad and asked him to take me home as I didn’t like sports. I wanted him to come and get me from the hostel but now that I look back, that was his best decision not to come,” laughed Savita.Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was the biggest miss at the ceremony rehearsals on Monday as the rest of the athletes went through the chorus of Tuesday’s big stage.last_img read more

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2010 School Sport Australia Touch Championships

first_imgTo keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, scores and information, please visit the following websites:www.austouch.com.auhttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-4282-0-0-0&sID=188469 The Touch Football Australia Facebook page will also be updated regularly. To become a fan, search for Touch Football Australia on Facebook or click on the following link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384?ref=tslast_img

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Stars To Honor Don Williams With Tribute Album

first_imgGarth Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood, Dierks Bentley, John Prine, Chris Stapleton and Alison Krauss are just some of the stars set to honor country music legend Don Williams on a new tribute album.Gentle Giants: The Songs Of Don Williams is slated to be released on May 26, with many of the proceeds to go MusiCares.Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams track listing:1. “Tulsa Time” – Pistol Annies2. “I Believe in You” – Brandy Clark3. “We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’” – Lady Antebellum4. “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” – Dierks Bentley5. “Amanda” – Chris Stapleton feat. Morgane Stapleton6. “Till The Rivers All Run Dry” – Alison Krauss7. “Love Is On A Roll” – John Prine feat. Roger Cook8. “If I Needed You” – Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires9. “Maggie’s Dream” – Trisha Yearwood10. “Lord I Hope This Day is Good” – Keb’ Mo’11. “Good Ole Boys Like Me” – Garth Brookslast_img read more

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WestJet pilots union to also represent Swoop pilots says arbitrator

first_imgCALGARY – A federal arbitrator has ruled that WestJet’s unionized pilots will also fly its new ultra-discount carrier Swoop that’s set to launch next week.Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of WestJet’s Air Line Pilots Association, says the decision means the airline can no longer outsource Swoop flying, a major disagreement in recent negotiations.Swoop will recognize the union as the exclusive bargaining agent for all Swoop pilots, who will be on the airline’s one seniority list and fly aircraft at Swoop terms and conditions.WestJet and the union will now make a joint application to the Canada Industrial Relations Board to amend pilots association’s bargaining certificate to include Swoop flying.The parties also agreed that WestJet and Swoop are common employers.The two sides scheduled mediation/arbitration dates over the summer to address all remaining issues.The threat of a strike by pilots was averted two weeks ago when the airline and union agreed to a settlement process and, if necessary, to use final and binding arbitration.WestJet CEO Ed Sims said it recognizes and respects the interim order that WestJet pilots should be able to operate Swoop aircraft.The Air Line Pilots Association is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada, including about 1,500 WestJet pilots and approximately 500 at WestJet Encore.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA)last_img read more

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CEOS for Royal Bank Enbridge call for better balance in energy policies

first_imgTORONTO, ONT – The CEOs of Canada’s largest bank and its largest pipeline company say the country needs an energy strategy that will better balance environmental and Indigenous goals with the need to develop its abundant oil and gas resources.But Royal Bank CEO Dave McKay and Al Monaco, CEO of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc., had little in the way of specific advice for government during a Canadian Club event in Toronto.Over a 45-minute discussion, the two agreed the world has a growing thirst for Canada’s energy production and the sector contributes mightily to the country’s gross domestic product. But they also noted it’s suffering from what they say is an undeserved negative environmental image and that international investors have lost interest in funding Canadian projects.Monaco says Canada has among the best resources, capital markets, regulatory systems and technologies in the world but it needs an energy strategy to “put the pieces together.”He says the government shouldn’t mix social policy issues with its project regulatory reviews, a point made by critics of Ottawa’s proposed Bill C-69 to replace the National Energy Board, although he didn’t mention the bill specifically.“We need to a have a strong energy policy in this country. We need to have a strong climate policy and we need to have Indigenous reconciliation. Those need to be at the policy or umbrella level,” Monaco said.“Once those are set and we know the rules as investors, then we can say, ‘All right, I got the game plan, now here’s how I can build a project within that context.”’last_img read more

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100 Women Who Care Fort St John are accepting Nominations

first_imgTo view the FB Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The Fort St. John Chapter of 100 Women Who Care are accepting nominations for the September 17th meeting.The 100 Women Who Care started in 2017, as a group of local women who come together for one evening to help infuse financial help into local charities. At the event, the women listen to three nominated charities who present their stories to the women. By sharing who they are, what they are doing in the community, and why they deserve the support.Each attending woman brings $100 to the event, and casts her vote towards the charity she feels deserves the donation. When you multiply $100 by 100 women there is a quick infusion of funding for the chosen charity.last_img

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IndiaBdesh Home Minister level talks next week in Delhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: Amidst hectic political campaign Home Minister Rajnath Singh has invited his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan for bilateral talks next week here.Though Singh is also contesting the Lok Sabha poll from Lucknow constituency, he thought it was important to have the 7th round of bilateral talks before the polls. During the polls, most of the paramilitary forces would be deployed all over the country. India needs special cooperation from Bangladesh to keep a strict vigil on the border and especially to the sensitive areas. Intelligence agencies have alerted the government for a possible terrorist attack to disrupt the poll process. Official sources said Bangladesh and India will discuss trans-border security, cross border trafficking and border management issues during the home minister-level talks slated to be held on April 1. Bangladesh Minister will arrive in the capital on 31st March and will leave for Dhaka on 2nd April. Asaduzzaman Khan and Rajnath Singh will lead their respective sides to the talks. The 6th round of home ministerial talks was held in Dhaka in October last year when Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Bangladesh. The sources further said they might discuss other issues like Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, their repatriation, restriction on visa issuance (except emergency need) before and during the general election in India that begins from April 11. It’s reported in Dhaka press that law and order situation is fast deteriorating in the makeshift refugee camps for the displaced Rohingyas. Indian intelligence agencies have also alerted their counterparts in Bangladesh about a possible influx of some radical groups and illegal arms are also found in the camp. In two occasions Bangladesh police had to fire to disperse the armed groups. In fact, Bangladesh Government has also urged the India Government to take up this refugee crisis with the Myanmar government for speedy repatriation of the displaced person to their homeland. Last month, Bangladesh foreign minister Dr A K Abdul Momin visited India and gave a new proposal to Indian External Affair Minister for consideration. Their proposal was to create a safe zone for the Rohingyas in the Rakhine Province and that zone should be monitored by both friendly countries like India and China. So far, the India government has not given any positive response. Bangladesh Home minister is likely to raise the same issue to Home Minister Rajnath Singh. In this meeting, the opening of a new consulate in southern state Tamil Nadu will get importance. Bangladesh High Commissioner Syed Moazzem Ali had recently visited Chennai to expedite the process. Last year, both countries signed a revised visa protocol. Officials said both sides will review the progress on this issue and apart from Home minister, Home Secretary, representatives from all security agencies and Indian High Commissioner Riva Das Ganguly will be present for the day-long deliberation.last_img read more

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Indian Dental Association conducts workshop on preventive dentistry

first_imgKolkata: A two-day of workshop on interceptive and myofunctional appliances was organised by department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry in association with Indian Dental Association, state branch, at the Dr.R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital for the first time in Eastern India.Prof. Dr Baby John, president Indian Society of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry was the chief guest of the programme while prof Dr Bimalendu Saha , deputy secretary of the department of Health and Family Welfare and Dr Tapan Giri, Principal of R. Ahmed Dental College graced the occasion. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDr Partha Pratim Chowdhury, assistant professor of Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital was appointed as an observer from West Bengal Dental Council. Distinguished personalities such as Dr T K Pal, Dr J K Singh , Dr Subhra Nandi, Dr Pranab Banerjee, Dr Sitangshu Ghosh, Dr Timir Baran Sarengi, Dr Sibram Karmakar, Dr Jiban Mishra ,Dr Amitava Chakroborty, Dr Tirthankar Debnath, Dr R D Rekhade ,Dr Anant Pal Singh also took part the programme. Dr Raju Biswas secretary IDA West Bengal State Branch said: “Innovative workshops helps participants to specialise on latest expertise of pedodontic dentistry. Especially in an era of development in dentistry such seminars and workshops provide the latest updates in patient service.” Dr Biswas also added: “We hope to conduct more such workshops in future for the betterment of people and spreading awareness. I thank all the participants to make this program a grand success.”last_img read more

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Final Four bound womens soccer shuts out Georgetown

Ohio State defender Lauren Beachy’s first collegiate goal was a historic one for the Buckeyes. Beachy connected on a penalty shot in the 21st minute of play for a game-winning shot that sent the OSU women’s soccer team to its first Final Four appearance in program history after a 2-0 victory against Georgetown at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. “I knew that it was my role to step up and do what I had to do,” Beachy said. “I knew it was my time.” Tiffany Cameron tacked on an insurance goal in the 53rd minute of play when she sprinted down the left side of the field and floated a long ball over Georgetown goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin. Forwards Lauren Granberg and Paige Maxwell both assisted on the goal, which was Cameron’s seventh of the season. “Georgetown was a tough team to prepare for,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “They didn’t get here by accident. It was amazing to kind of watch as that second goal went in, you could see kind of a change.” The No. 3-seeded Buckeyes held on to their 2-0 lead for the final 37 minutes of action by dominating the ball throughout the second half, out-shooting the No. 4-seeded Hoyas 17-8. OSU goalkeeper Katie Baumgardner and the Buckeye defense recorded their third NCAA Tournament shutout. “Our defense comes to play every game,” Beachy said. “It’s a team concept. There’s not one of us who is an all-star. We all work together and we know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.” The Buckeyes will head to Cary, N.C., to play Notre Dame on Friday, with the winner advancing to the national championship game against the winner of Stanford and Boston College. Walker, who won a national championship as North Carolina’s starting goalkeeper in 1989, will focus on preparing her team to play on the biggest stage in collegiate women’s soccer. “I’m not going to lie. I mean, to go back to Cary and to be the first Tar Heel alum to make the Final Four is pretty special,” Walker said. “We’re going to do exactly what we’ve been doing. It really is just about being in the moment, and all we’ve got to do is be one goal better than the team we play on Friday night.” read more

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Mariappa is an example to others Watford boss

first_imgFor the Hornets manager Javi Gracia, the 32-year-old is playing well in the English Premier League and has helped his team do good thingsEnglish defender Adrian Mariappa joined Watford for the second time in 2016, he previously played with the team from 2005 to 2012, but he hasn’t found a lot of playing time.In two years, the 32-year-old has played only in 35 matches, but lately, he’s been required to play more and more for his team.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“He’s one of the captains, he’s always an example for the rest of the players and he’s always ready,” manager Javi Gracia told the Watford Observer.“You can tell him ‘you are going to play right-back, you are going to play center back, you are going to play left-back’ and he’s always ready and always with a smile on his face.”“He’s always trying to do his best and trying to help everybody and for me, it’s a pleasure to have players like Mariappa,” he concluded.last_img read more

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San Diego teenager killed in BMW crash on way to Coachella

first_img Updated: 3:40 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego teenager killed in BMW crash on way to Coachella April 13, 2018 Posted: April 13, 2018center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A BMW that was split in two in a crash on a Riverside County freeway was carrying three young San Diegans headed to Indio for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, including an 18-year-old woman who was thrown from the car and died at the scene, authorities said Friday.A 16-year-old San Diego girl sustained life-threatening injuries and the 21-year-old driver suffered less-serious injuries in the crash, which happened about 4:30 a.m. Thursday on eastbound Interstate 10 in Banning, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP investigators said the sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the freeway, went down an embankment andstruck two trees.The violence of the crash split the car in two, and 18-year-old Ginevra Gallone-Latte was ejected from a back passenger seat.The front passenger, identified as Manuela Cerciello-Rahbari, sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm springs, according to the CHP. The driver, 21-year-old Cesar Hernandez-Ozuna, was taken to a hospital with less-serious injuries.“The BMW was loaded with food, alcohol and camping gear as all three people were on their way to the Coachella Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio,” but neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected of contributing to the crash, according to a CHP statement.Friends flooded the injured teen’s Instagram page urging a swift recovery.“I hope you the best recovery possible, I’m so sorry this happened to you,” wrote one user. “Stay strong … I’m so sorry for your loss and I hope you can recover fully.” KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Iron Maiden Legacy Of The Beast Tour Heading To Europe In 2018

first_img Twitter Iron Maiden Legacy Of The Beast Tour Heading To Europe In 2018 Email Bruce Dickinson & Co. will embark on a tour starting in summer 2018 with a set list packed full of hits and fan favoritesBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 13, 2017 – 4:53 pm Metal pioneers Iron Maiden are still crushing arenas around the world well into the fourth decade of their musical career. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 8, 2015 – 3:21 pm Iron Maiden Win Best Metal Performance Facebook News The huge success of their 2016–2017 world tour in support of their 16th (!) studio album, Book Of Souls, erased any doubt that fans around the world are still ravenous for more of Maiden’s signature metal sound. This week, the band have announced plans for a new celebratory best-of tour encompassing a 34-show run across Europe in summer 2018.The band’s manager Rod Smallwood has hinted that the concept for Iron Maiden’s Legacy Of The Beast tour will feature set designs showcasing a series of interconnected “worlds” and a set list stacked full of ’80s hits and fan favorites, plus a few key surprises.”For this History/Hits tour we decided to base the theme around the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ name, which suits our purposes perfectly by giving us scope to get creative and have some fun,” explained Smallwood. “We hope to give our fans a fantastic experience when they come to see this very special show.”The Legacy Of The Beast 2018 tour will kick off on May 26 in Tallinn, Estonia, and run through the summer before wrapping up in London on Aug. 10. Additional tour stops and territories will be announced at a later date, and the tour is expected to continue on into 2019. Killswitch Engage has been tapped as a supporting guest for the May 26 – July 1 shows, with additional opening acts still to be announced.Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 24, with a special limited presale available to Iron Maiden fan club members on Nov. 20.UK Music Consumers Gravitate Toward Media You Can TouchRead more Iron Maiden Announce 2018 European Tour iron-maiden-legacy-beast-tour-heading-europe-2018last_img read more

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New Study Shows Breast Cancer Death Rate Drops Nearly 40 Percent Over

first_img Share Shutterstock Breast cancer screening played a major role in the decline of mortality rates.While breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death among women, the American Cancer Society recently reported death rates from the disease declined nearly 40 percent between 1989 and 2015.Dr. Carlos Arteaga is a breast cancer physician, researcher and director of the Sammons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He says there are four principal reasons for the decline:Use of mammography to detect cancers when they’re small.Improvement in treatments for all subtypes of breast cancer.Research has disclosed and identified a number of genes that cause and drive breast cancer. The increasing use of clinical trials with new drugs and combinations. Interview HighlightsOn greater public awareness of breast cancer: There was a time in which people did not say the words “cancer” or “breast cancer.” So the fact that patients are aware breast cancer’s not an automatic death sentence any more, that they can screen for it, consult doctors for recommendations and have family to go along on that journey – all are good reasons for the reduction in mortality.On promising research in the works: Most has been done on the treatment front. We probably need to do more research and trials on prevention. There are trials that have shown use of anti-estrogens like tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors could reduce the risk of breast cancer. However, they do not change survival rates. They are associated with side effects. Studies also have shown that when given over five years, is when they reduce the incidence of breast cancer, so they’re not widely used.On preventing breast cancer: Maintain a healthy lifestyle: Keep exercising, keep your weight down, get mammograms and be aware of any family history with breast cancer.last_img read more

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THE RUN DOWN

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Craft for generations

first_imgShrujan, a grass-root, craft-revival, and income-generation organization, established in 1969, organised the largest exhibition of Hand Embroidered Products from 05 July to 08 July in the Aga Khan Hall. The exhibition focused mainly on saris, shawls, and dupattas, among other garments.  Besides displaying 16 different styles of Hand Embroidery, made by craftswomen from 10 communities of the Kutch region of Gujarat, the exhibition presented a whole new array of vibrant colours and high-quality fabric to enthral any person with an eye and appreciation for art, textile, or embroidery. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Hiral Dayal, Trustee Shrujan, said, ‘Each of the 16 hand-embroidery styles from this region resembles a piece of jewellery. More than 95% of our customers who appreciate the uniqueness of this art have placed great trust in us for delivery of the best-quality and highly durable hand-embroidered finished products.’ In addition to focusing on a new range of designs for saris, shawls, dupattas, and other garments, the exhibition showcased new styles of not only garments but also stitches. Visitors to the Shrujan Hand Embroidery Exhibition found an eclectic mix of traditional embroidery on contemporary apparels, including men’s kurtas as well as silk and woolen jackets. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix The years of research on hand embroidery from Kutch and its communities was evident on the resplendent display of stitches and vibrant colors. Besides its classic range, the highlights of the event were colourful, embroidered Maheshwari dupattas and stoles; and tie-and-dye skirts and cholis. Hand-embroidered fabrics that 3,500 craftswomen living in 100 remote villages of Kutch have fashioned into high-quality products were appreciated by all. At its previous exhibition, Shrujan presented the first book and instructional film entitled Under the Embroidered Sky: the Embroidery of the Ahirs of Kutch, that showed the research work and documentation and filming of the embroidery styles of other communities. For countless generations, this craft had been passed on from the mother to the daughter. However, with the oral tradition of teaching and learning falling out of favor, exploration of other methods of safeguarding the wisdom of the craft has become imperative.last_img read more

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Indias High Commissioner to Canada visits COL

first_img“The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) meets a very important lacuna in India and it’s work impacts people on the ground.” This was the message that the India High Commissioner to Canada, Vikas Swarup shared with COL staff at his recent visit to COL. Vikas Swarup stated that his visit was to familiarise himself with COL’s work. He appreciated COL’s work in supporting skills development in India, especially among women and girls. He said that COL’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) for development has increased access to learning and has the capacity to provide the required skills for employability among Indians and other citizens of the Commonwealth. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCOL President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar briefed the High Commissioner on COL’s work in Member States, particularly India. She said that COL supports governments, institutions and organisations to expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by leveraging open, distance and technology-based approaches. Professor Kanwar highlighted COL’s belief that learning must lead to economic growth, social inclusion and environmental conservation.last_img read more

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