Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests again

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City No, James is not through. Neither are the reigning champs if they have their way.They all understand the entire league has upped its game to chase these two heavyweights from their respective conferences.“That’s the beauty of competition at the highest level, other teams make us better and vice versa. Cleveland made us better,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They beat us two years ago, they made us better last year. We’re doing the same thing for them. They’re retooling a little bit, they’ve got some great talent. Every team is trying to get where we are and that pushes us. We push them. That’s what makes the game better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Warriors and new-look Cavs will be tested in their openers: Golden State hosts Houston on Tuesday night in Chris Paul’s Rockets debut, while Cleveland plays Boston at home with Kyrie Irving in a Celtics jersey following that blockbuster August trade that transformed the Eastern Conference rivals.After losing to Golden State in a Game 5 clincher in Oakland, the Cavs spent the summer rebuilding a roster that now features new stars like Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Isaiah Thomas. Despite dealing Irving to its closest competitor in the East, Cleveland is deeper with more versatility and talent than at any time James has been on the roster.And with close friend Wade back by his side, James is not only happy but is teammates with a player who brings out the best in him. Throw in former league MVP Rose, motivated to show he’s still one of the game’s elite guards, along with Thomas, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Jae Crowder, Jeff Green, Kyle Korver and Tristan Thompson, and it’s easy to see why Cleveland seems to be on a collision course with the Warriors again.The key being health and how quickly the Cavs can assemble all the pieces.“Don’t think we’ll be the team we want to be in a week. It’s going to be for the whole season,” James said. “We’re going to have changes, we’re going to make changes, we’re going to become a better team as the games go on so the team opening night will not be the team that we know we can be.”James can become a free agent next summer, but has not backed off his intent to end his career with Cleveland.“I think when you get to a certain level you don’t need another team to motivate you. We want to win a championship, they want to win a championship,” Golden State’s Draymond Green said. “We know what it’s like, we know the feeling, we love the feeling. They know the feeling, they love the feeling.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? 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To win another ring.Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant heard it yet already knew it — and everybody on the defending champs and King James’ Cleveland Cavaliers realizes these teams could be destined for another championship showdown at the end of this season.ADVERTISEMENT The Warriors are almost the same team, with Finals MVP Durant far more comfortable his second time around with Golden State — the scrutiny of leaving Oklahoma City long behind him.“I expect us to pick up with a full head of steam on Tuesday,” Curry said.There will be the fanfare of the Warriors receiving their championship rings in a pregame ceremony.Yet Golden State still remembers its flop on opening night a year ago, following a loss in the 2016 Finals to Cleveland after its record-setting 73-win regular season. The Warriors lost at home to San Antonio 129-100 in Durant’s debut.This time, they’re beginning the daunting quest of trying to repeat — something the franchise couldn’t do after the 2015 title against James and Co. as Cleveland won last year.“Your swag level is through the roof, as it should be,” Durant said. “You’re the best team in the league and you go out there and beat a bunch of teams to win a championship, of course your swag is going to be through the roof. You hear about swag, you hear about guys deserving stuff or stories that they might have coming up into this year, all this fairytale stuff, it’s cool stories, it’s cool feel-good stories but you’ve still got to go out there and play the game, you’ve still got to lock in every possession if you want to win.”NOTES: James is nursing a sprained left ankle and his status for Tuesday remained unclear. He was injured Sept. 27 in practice. … Key reserve Andre Iguodala is questionable for the Warriors’ opener because of his troublesome back and Omri Casspi also could be out because of a right ankle injury, Kerr said.last_img read more

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PSL: Mika Reyes stars as Petron shuts down Marinera in debut

first_imgMANILA, Philippines–Back-to-back defending champion Petron got off to a rousing start after sinking newcomer Marinerang Pilipina, 25-21, 25-16, 25-10, in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference Thursday at Imus City Sports Complex.Except for a brief juncture in the second set, the Blaze Spikers were never threatened as they showcased their superior firepower over the Marineras, who slumped to 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping charges View comments LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Mika Reyes, who is turning 25 Friday, led Petron with 10 points, most of them in the middle of the second frame when Petron started to right its course against a resurging Marinera.After keeping the opening set close, Marinera stormed to a 12-9 lead in the second. But it hardly bothered Petron, slowly closing the gap before Reyes scored on back-to-back drops to give the Blaze Spikers a 15-13 lead they never give up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticslast_img read more

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Pedro affected by transfer talks, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

first_imgCatalan football giants Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has admitted that the transfer saga involving forward Pedro Rodriguez is starting to affect the Spanish international.English Premier League club Manchester United has been reportedly interested in signing the 28-year-old. Barcelona are asking for a buyout contract worth $32.6 million which the English outfit is not happy with.”It’s difficult for him, very difficult,” Enrique was quoted as saying by on Monday after Barcelona lost the Spanish Super Cup 1-5 on aggregate against Athletic Bilbao.”He always gives everything but this is not a good situation for him. I just want transfer market to close so that I can know which players I have and which ones I don’t.”Pedro played his part in a lively first half hour for Barcelona as they tried to overhaul Athletic’s 4-0 first leg advantage, but he also kicked fresh air when he had time and space to finish, gave the ball away in a dangerous area almost gifting the opposition a goal and picked up his third caution in three games.Pedro is not happy at Barcelona as his spot in the starting line-up has become irregular since Uruguayan Luis Suarez’s arrival from Liverpool. Enrique prefers three South American stars — Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez — in his attacking line-up and the strategy has proved successful, with Barcelona winning the La Liga and the European Champions League last season.last_img read more

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Sandeep becomes first Nepal player to get IPL contract

first_imgIPL auction: Gowtham Krishnappa sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 6.2 cr File Photo of Sandeep Lamichhane.   –  @IamSandeep25 January 28, 2018 × cricket RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL File Photo of Sandeep Lamichhane.   –  @IamSandeep25 IPL 2018 IPL 2018 auction: Fierce bidding war for Indian players seen He hogged the limelight by becoming the second-highest wicket-taker in the 2016 U-19 World Cup where he guided Nepal to a creditable eighth place. Sandeep Lamichhane today became the first cricketer from Nepal to land a deal an IPL contract when he was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing players auction here. The 17-year-old, the only Nepal player in the IPL auction, was sold at his base price of Rs 20 lakh.  The leg-spinner rose to prominence with a successful outing at the 2016 U-19 World Cup where he guided Nepal to a creditable eighth place. He hogged the limelight by becoming the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 14 scalps in six innings at an average of 17 and an economy of 4.67.Sandeep had scalped five wickets in two warm-up games and was also part of Nepal’s first match against New Zealand, which they won by 32 runs. However, his moment of glory awaited him in the next match against Ireland when Sandeep took a hat-trick, becoming only the fifth bowler in history to achieve the feat in the under-19 World Cup. His five-wicket haul helped Nepal notch up an eight- wicket win over Ireland and enter the knockout stages for the second time in their seventh World Cup appearance.Sandeep’s performance caught the attention of former Australian captain Michael Clarke, who picked the teenager to play alongside him for Kowloon Cantoons in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz. Later Clarke also invited the leg-spinner to play for his team Western Suburbs in the NSW Premier Cricket season in Australia.Born in Syangja, Sandeep had spent two-three years in India as a child when his father was working in the Indian railways. During his stay in India, Sandeep got exposed to Indian cricketer such as legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.He was also inspired by Australian spin great Shane Warne. Published on IPL 11 to begin from April 7 in Mumbai IPL 11: Delhi Daredevils appoints Ponting as head coach COMMENT SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Miss Universe Sushmita Sen stretches and nails back-flip midair in new workout video. Goals, we say

first_imgSushmita Sen is a happy girl these days and it is her personal life, her daughters and her boyfriend Rohman Shawl, who take the credit for it all.The former Miss Universe, who is known for adopting a healthy lifestyle, is not only enjoying quality time with her family but also slaying it at the gym.Her enviable figure is a dream many of us want to achieve and the diva took to Instagram to show us all how. The 43-year-old star posted a video of her exercising and we are inspired.In the video, which was captioned, “Control is an illusion, Balance is real. #fluid #flexible #strength #freewill #antigravity #mydiscipline training the mind to stay in balance…keeping it real. #powerful #lifelessons #gymnasticrings I love you guys”, Sushmita can be seen doing power ring exercises.The diva did a bunch of stretching exercises on the gymnast rings in the video, after which she nailed a turn and leg stretches.For the gym routine, Sushmita opted for a racerback black sports bra and flaunted her toned abs. She paired the bra with black gym tights, sneakers and open locks.In a recent interview, Sushmita Sen opened up on her love story with Rohman Shawl and revealed that contrary to belief, they did not meet at a fashion show.advertisementInstead, he slid into her DMs and that’s how they started talking.ALSO READ | Sushmita Sen flaunts ring in new picture with boyfriend Rohman Shawl. Fans think she is engagedALSO WATCH | Sushmita Sen gets candid about marriagelast_img read more

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Distributing Cheques Provincial Government Mail During the Postal Service Disruption

first_imgPlans are in place to distribute provincial government mail and cheques if there is a Canada Post postal service disruption. Nova Scotians will be able to use Access Nova Scotia Centres and some government offices to drop off provincial government mail beginning Tuesday, July 12, if there isn’t a settlement. “We’re prepared to deal with a mail service disruption to help Nova Scotians get the important government mail they rely on,” said acting Internal Services Minister Mark Furey. “We’ve mailed some government renewal notices and cheques early and others will be available for pick up at locations across the province.” Nova Scotians who are expecting a cheque are encouraged to contact the department issuing it to ensure that it is ready. A list of the locations where government cheques or government mail may be picked up or dropped off, and details of other steps government is taking during the service disruption, can be found at People can also call toll-free 1-800-670-4357 for information and to find out the mail delivery location closest to them. In Metro Halifax call 902-424-5200. Community Services clients should reach out to caseworkers and other staff they deal with in departments for information on their situation and where to pick up their cheques. Nova Scotians are responsible to meet any financial obligations they have to make payments to government. Most government offices are open Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Starting Tuesday, Access Nova Scotia Centres can be used to drop off government mail and are also open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings to 7 p.m. Many people are already using direct deposit to receive government payments. Nova Scotians who currently receive payments or benefits by direct deposit will not be affected. Information about signing up for direct deposit can be found at .last_img read more

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Spark North Winners Named in Startup Challenge

first_imgA new agri-food company in Bible Hill is receiving $50,000 in funding and business guidance through Innovacorp’s Spark Innovation Challenge. The business, Oceland Biologicals, is one of four winners selected in the Spark North region of the province. Oceland Biologicals’ founder, Balakrishnan Prithiviraj, is developing microbial-based plant biostimulants that improve the growth, yield and resilience of crops in a sustainable manner. “Participating in the Spark Innovation Challenge will help our business,” said Mr. Prithiviraj. “We will get closer to commercializing our microbial product because of the coaching we received through Spark and the funding that’s being awarded.” The challenge expanded across the province this year, with winners in each of the four competition regions receiving up to $50,000 in funding and mentorship from seasoned business professionals. The four regions were Spark West, Spark North, Spark Halifax and Spark Cape Breton. The first provincewide Spark Innovation Challenge attracted 136 submissions. Six finalists in the Spark North region pitched their ideas to a panel of judges. Finalists also participated in several business workshops and were mentored by seasoned business professionals. The other winners in the Spark North region are: BioPolyOil, an agri-based technology company founded by Mostafa Aghaei, Alma Zangeneh and Arian Shahnazari of Bible Hill, $50,000 iCrowdX, a natural fruit-based drink company founded by Sean Sears of Antigonish, $50,000 BidSquid Online Marketplace, a company founded by David Hachey of Scotsburn, Pictou Co., $25,000 Winners must use the prize money to build prototypes or take new products and services to market. Innovacorp and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency each contributed $400,000 towards this year’s Spark Challenge. “Spark is a great program that’s helping new technology companies across Nova Scotia get started,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Business and Minister responsible for Innovacorp. “The winners of this year’s challenge will build stronger products and create jobs for other Nova Scotians, particularly young Nova Scotians.” “Congratulations to all of the finalists in the first ever provincewide Spark competition,” said Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA. “This competition has been an excellent showcase of talented entrepreneurs from across Nova Scotia whose spark of innovative ideas have real potential to be commercialized and grown into thriving businesses. I look forward to seeing how the winners advance their ventures and bring their ideas to fruition.” For the full list of winners, visit read more

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Delhi Police constable arrested on rape charges

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi Police constable has been arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly raping a minor girl. Police said that the incident happened on Thursday following which the victim’s family approached the New Usmanpur Police Station here. The girl’s family members, along with the local residents had gathered outside the police station and surrounded it to press for the accused constable’s arrest. Senior police officers have taken steps to dismiss the constable from service. The police, however, did not provide any additional information related to the case.last_img read more

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Discover the royal land in a luxurious way

first_imgIRCTC launches its Deluxe Tourist Train – Majestic Rajasthan (with Taj Mahal). It will start its first journey on October 14, 2019 and will culminate on October 18, 2019, covering major destinations like Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. The tour comes as Karva Chauth special because this festival falls during the itinerary on October 17, 2019 and can be a good gift for one’s better half. This special train will depart from Delhi Safdarjung Station. Also Read – The Puja carnivalIt could be a gift to one’s better half for an experience of a life time onboard IRCTC’s Majestic Tourist Train which takes people to the popular tourist attractions in Rajasthan along with Taj Mahal in Agra. One can explore historical places and beautiful sites in Rajasthan namely Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Gadisagar Lake, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Amber Fort, City Palace among others that give the true essence of Rajasthan’s cultural heritage and traditional spirit. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraRajasthan has long honored the festival of Karva Chauth which aims at longevity, prosperity and well-being of husbands. The couples can celebrate Karva Chauth on sand dunes in Jaisalmer followed by a cultural show on October 17, 2019. The package can be booked under Leave Travel Concession(LTC) and includes journey by exclusive air-conditioned train as per itinerary, day use rooms at Jaipur in 3-4 star hotels, road transport by AC deluxe coaches as per the itinerary, monuments and locations visit as per itinerary, jeep ride at Amber Fort and camel cart ride at Sam Sand Dunes etc, meals as per the itinerary, sevices of tour manager – IRCTC officials available at all times on tour, services of language speaking tour guides, entrance fee of monuments / locations as per itinerary, travel insurance up to Rs 10 Lakhs. Package price does not include India visa fees, Items of personal nature, e.g. Laundry, Medicine, Alcoholic drinks etc, Road Transfers to and from Delhi-Safdarjung Railway Station, Hotel stay in Delhi before & after the trip, air ticket charges etc, Fees for Still/ Flash Video camera at the monuments and other places. This brand new LHB train composition contains Four 1st AC Coaches with 96 seats, Two 2nd AC Coaches with 60 seats, Two exclusive dining cars with a capacity of 64 guest in each and a Pantry Car for our prestigious guests. The train is covered with unique Vinyl Wrap promoting Incredible India and also equipped with Personal Digital Lockers, cubicles shower, foot massagers, separate sitting area with single seated sofas, CCTV Camera surveillance for better security, Very Early Smoke Detection Alarm System for better safety and State of art Kitchen car equipped with latest equipment serving International delicacies.last_img read more

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PM virtually campaigned for US President Trump at Houston say Left parties

first_imgNew Delhi: Left parties on Monday hit out Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his “virtually campaigning” for President Donald Trump at the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston was “strange” and “unprecedented”.Modi on Sunday gave tacit support for Trump’s 2020 re-election bid at the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event here, saying ‘Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar”, as the US president joined him at the mega gathering of over 50,000 Indian-Americans. “This is a strange thing that has happened. In India we never allow any foreigner to campaign in our domestic elections, and our PM going there and virtually campaigning for President Trump for his re-election and raising the same slogan used in India — as “Abki baar Trump ki Sarkar’. This is something that’s unprecedented,” CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe said as the head of the executive and the government in India “this is something that we would not have permitted anyone to do in our country.” It is believed that Modi’s pitch will greatly help the Republican Trump in winning votes of nearly four million Indian-Americans who have traditionally voted for the Democrat Party. Trump,73, has already announced that he will seek a second term at the White House in the general elections in 2020. “An Indian PM campaigning for the US President? Our PM has become the election campaigner for Trump, that is the outcome of ‘Howdy,Modi’,” snickered CPI general secretary D Raja. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadCPI(M) leader Md Salim said while the US is allowing one per cent of its population of NRI Indians to gather and meet their leader, Modi was denying such rights to the people of Kashmir. “While US gov gives liberty to 1% of its population to meet & greet their leader, Modi has not only locked down Kashmiris but also their leaders. I’m waiting for these KPs to denounce their US citizenship & move back to Kashmir to realise what it feels to live in “normalcy” (sic)” he tweeted tagging a photo of the PM meeting a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) in the US. Salim also tagged a photo of protestors outside the event’s venue. “The people are using the hashtag #AdiosModi to ask Modi to go back and serve up answers on what was happening in Kashmir which was still under lockdown. The crowd is a diverse gathering of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Christians,” he tweeted.last_img read more

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Unnao survivor accident CBI seeks time to record lawyers statement

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday requested the Supreme Court to grant more time to record the statement of lawyer in the Unnao rape survivor accident case. The lawyer Mahendra Singh, who suffered critical injuries in the Rae Bareli accident on July 28, is still unconscious, CBI told a bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta. The court granted two weeks more to the CBI to file investigation report after concluding investigation in the accident matter and adjourned the case for October for further hearing. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh The court had taken suo moto cognizance of a letter written by the family of the victim alleging threats from men close to expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the main accused in the case. The rape survivor, who was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, was in critical condition. Her lawyer is still critical and unconscious. On July 28, the car in which the rape survivor, her lawyer and two of her aunts were travelling was hit by a speeding truck killing the two women — the aunts of the victim.last_img read more

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Seeking benefits over and above voluntary retirement scheme a misadventure SC

first_imgNew Delhi: In a very significant judgement pronounced in IFCI Ltd vs Sanjay Behari & Others case on September 17, 2019, Supreme Court of India held that any Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) is a package by itself and the employees retired under the scheme cannot claim any benefits beyond what has been envisaged in the VRS. The court was dealing with an appeal filed by IFCI Ltd, a government of India undertaking against a judgement of Delhi High Court bench. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraSome of the ex- employees of IFCI, who had opted for retirement under VRS floated by IFCI Ltd in 2008, had claimed revision of their pension by referring the pay scale revision implemented by IFCI. Supreme Court rejected the claim principally on the ground that VRS is a package by itself and any subsequent claim cannot be entertained. The judgement could prove to be a landmark as it has discussed various aspects earlier court judgements, VRS schemes and internal policy documents of IFCI for arriving at conclusion. The judgement has clearly set out legal position pertaining to Voluntary Retirement Schemes.last_img read more

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Suits has been journey of a lifetime

first_imgThe popular legal drama ‘Suits’ concluded with its nine seasons a day ago, and its star cast, including actors Patrick Adams, Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty are all nostalgic. Patrick, who essayed the role of Mike Ross in the show, says it has been the journey of a lifetime. Sharing a picture of the whole crew and the cast, Patrick took to Instagram and penned an emotional note. He wrote: “It’s hard to describe what happens when you put the better part of a decade into something. The hundreds of people that leave their mark on it along the way aren’t just part of a family – it’s like a living, breathing organism. It’s grows, it falters, it picks itself back up, it has its own unique DNA that has never existed before and will never exist again. Also Read – The Puja carnival”‘Suits’ was too many things to me to name so I won’t even try. I’ll just say it has been the journey of a lifetime and I am eternally grateful for the experience I had and the people And a deeply heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us all these years with your most precious commodities – your time and your attention. We have been so humbled by your love of the show and it’s on your shoulders that we’ve made it this far.” For actor Gabriel Macht, it’s like an end of an era. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this Navratra”…the people who have worked tirelessly for 9 years straight through. You all have a special place in my heart. Tonight’s episode marks the end of an era. We couldn’t have done it without the people above and the people behind the scenes that weren’t able to make it to ‘photo day’, the crews that are working on other programs, the casts that have moved on, the writers, casting, producers, agents, executives in Los Angeles…everyone has made this show what it is.last_img read more

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Beijing Beijing put the finishing touches Monday

first_imgBeijing: Beijing put the finishing touches Monday to a massive military parade to celebrate Communist China’s 70th anniversary, but pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong threatened to steal the global media spotlight. Some 15,000 soldiers will march across Tiananmen Square and the latest military technology will be displayed on Tuesday in a patriotic show of strength to demonstrate the country’s emergence as a global superpower. President Xi Jinping is expected to make a stirring speech ahead of the parade at the Gate of Heavenly Peace, the same spot where Chairman Mao Zedong announced the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportAfter the military march a civilian parade will involve 100,000 civilians and 70 floats, with organisers releasing 70,000 doves and 70,000 balloons before an evening performance and fireworks in Tiananmen. The capital city was doused in red Chinese flags, flower displays, lanterns and political slogans ahead of the tightly-choreographed festivities. The final seating stands were pulled into place in Tiananmen on Monday, with the whole square and central Beijing set to be closed off by evening. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsSome roads were already closed on Sunday. State broadcaster CCTV was playing patriotic shows throughout Monday and showing images of celebrating citizens, including ethnic minorities in traditional dress waving Chinese flags. Xi paid tribute to Mao’s embalmed body at the late leader’s mausoleum at Tiananmen Square. But the city’s pollution levels remained high — uncharacteristic ahead of a key event in China when authorities tend to close factories and produce clear skies. While Beijing is preparing for huge celebrations, ongoing unrest in Hong Kong threatens to upstage festivities with authorities in the semi-autonomous city Monday warning of increased violence by “rioters”. Tuesday’s protests will be “very, very dangerous” Superintendent John Tse said. The southern city witnessed its fiercest political violence in weeks Sunday when riot police spent hours in running battles with protesters, the streets blanketed in tear gas and smoke from burning barricades. Millions have hit the streets during nearly four months of pro-democracy protests, and hardcore activists have repeatedly clashed with police, in the biggest challenge to China’s rule since the city’s handover from Britain in 1997. Democracy activists have dubbed it a “Day of Grief”, and there appears little sign of the protests abating in Hong Kong. On Monday, authorities announced that they were upholding a ban on a planned National Day democracy march, citing security concerns. The Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), a group that advocates non-violence and was behind a series of huge peaceful rallies earlier in the summer, hit out at the decision, saying it was the fourth time their march proposals have been rejected. “Hong Kong is now having less and less freedom and becoming more and more like Beijing,” CHRF spokeswoman Bonnie Leung told reporters.last_img read more

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Sydney Australias central bank on Tuesday lowere

first_imgSydney: Australia’s central bank on Tuesday lowered the cost of borrowing, slashing interest rates for the third time this year amid fears about the flagging domestic economy. The Reserve Bank of Australia announced it had cut rates by another 25 basis points to 0.75 per cent, a decision that brings the country’s interest rates to a historic new low. The move is part of efforts to extend a record 28-year run without a recession, in the face of increasing economic headwinds that include stagnant employment levels, low wage growth and high household debt. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Resource-rich Australia dodged the worst of the financial crisis but the economy recently recorded its weakest annual growth in a decade, expanding just 1.4 per cent in the year to June. RBA governor Philip Lowe said the decision to lower the cash rate was designed to “support employment and income growth and to provide greater confidence that inflation will be consistent with the medium-term target”. “The economy still has spare capacity and lower interest rates will help make inroads into that,” he said in a statement following the bank’s monthly policy meeting. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests Lowe has forecast an “extended period” of low interest rates will be necessary to achieve full unemployment and reach the bank’s inflation target, with the bank remaining “prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed”. Australia is also feeling the impact of US-China trade tensions, which have rattled the global economy as central banks worldwide attempt to offset economic risks by lowering rates. One bright light identified by Lowe, however, were recent signs of a turnaround in the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets after a prolonged slump. The Australian stock exchange moved slightly higher on the news, with the All Ordinaries reaching above 6,834 in afternoon trade, while the dollar was buying USD 0.6728.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi had visited RSS shakha during the time of Partition, interacted with swayamsevaks and expressed joy over their discipline and the absence of divisive feelings over caste and creed among them, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said.Sangh swayamsevaks recall Gandhi and his values as part of their morning prayer in Shakhas, he said while referring to ‘Ekatmata Stotra’ which is recited in the daily gatherings of its workers. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”Gandhiji… visited a shakha near his place of residence in Delhi during the tragic days of Partition. He spoke to the swayamsevaks in the shakha. Its report was published in the Harijan, dated September 27, 1947. Gandhiji expressed his joy over the discipline of the Sangh swayamsevaks and complete absence of divisive feelings of caste and creed in them,” Bhagwat said in an article posted on the RSS website as the country celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday . Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiGandhi had also visited a Sangh camp near Wardha in 1936 and next day RSS founder Dr Hedgewar met him at his Ashram. The contents of the long question-answer session and discussion are now in public domain, he said. Emphasising on Gandhi’s Swadeshi vision for the country, the RSS chief said the Mahatma gave a thought process that was based on giving India its own identity in all spheres of life but people with “slavish mindset” accepted western set of values as a model. He said Gandhi advocated Swadeshi philosophy as the West, on back of its political power, promoted its systems and lifestyle by distorting education and making others financially dependent. “However, without understanding this, the people with a slavish mindset accepted the western set of values as a model, denouncing our forefathers, pride and culture as inferior and disgraceful and engaged themselves in imitating and flattering the West. Its massive influence is visible in the country’s direction and condition even today,” he said. Gandhi pitched for “reorganisation of Bharat” based on self reliance, he said adding that the Father of the Nation firmly stood for social equality and harmony.last_img read more

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