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Giannis Scores 41, Leads Bucks to Sweep of Detroit

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first_imgDETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin.Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits.Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were on their way to another rout against Detroit.Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. The last time Milwaukee won a postseason series, the Bucks made it all the way to the conference finals. This year’s team isn’t there yet, but so far Milwaukee looks the part of the top seed in the East.“I remember our first playoff series (in 2015),” Antetokounmpo said. “Chicago, the last game, Game 6, they beat us by 50 or something insane. But where we were and where we are right now, it’s been an unbelievable journey.”Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) attempts a layup as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defends during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Milwaukee closed the third quarter with a 17-3 run, taking a 10-point lead into the fourth after the Pistons had led much of the way. Detroit set an NBA record with its 14th consecutive playoff loss, a skid that began in 2008.The Bucks will face Boston in the second round. The Celtics are coming off a sweep of their own against Indiana.“I think it’s important that we take a second tonight. Enjoy it,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “It’s a good night for Milwaukee. It’s a good night for the Bucks.”Reggie Jackson scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half for Detroit. Griffin fouled out with 7:06 remaining after scoring 22. Griffin missed the first two games of the series with knee problems.“Blake played his heart out with basically one leg,” said Pistons coach Dwane Casey, whose voice was hoarse at his postgame news conference. “He fought through a lot of pain, swelling.”Griffin was on the bench for much of Milwaukee’s crucial run. He sat for the final 4:35 of the third. Antetokounmpo scored 16 points in that quarter, half of which came on free throws.Detroit led 20-8 early on after a dunk by Griffin. The Pistons were up 62-56 at halftime but still couldn’t prevent a fourth straight blowout at the hands of the team that had the NBA’s best regular-season record. Milwaukee won the four games by a total of 95 points, and no game was closer than 16.TIP-INSReferee Tony Brown (6) keeps Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo apart during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Bucks: Malcolm Brogdon remains out because of a right foot injury, but Budenholzer said he might have a better sense in the next 3-5 days about a timetable for his availability. … The Bucks won every game they played against Detroit this season, including all four in the regular season. … Milwaukee had not swept a best-of-7 series since the 1983 conference semifinals against Boston.Pistons: Detroit’s most recent postseason victory was May 26, 2008, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston. The New York Knicks lost 13 straight playoff games from 2001-2012, but the Pistons have now eclipsed that mark.TO THE LINEMilwaukee went 31 of 41 on free throws, while Detroit was only 9 of 12. Casey was called for a technical foul in the third, and the fans weren’t at all pleased with the officiating.At one point, Milwaukee had a 32-8 edge in free throw attempts. A stat showing that was put on the main video board, but there didn’t seem to be any further reaction from the crowd.“Giannis shooting eight more free throws than our entire team — you’re not going to win a game like that,” Griffin said. “And their team shooting 41 — you’re not going to win a game like that. … Some of that’s on us.”BLOCK PARTYDetroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin walks to the bench after fouling out during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Bucks outscored the Pistons 62-42 in the paint and finished with 10 blocked shots to Detroit’s one. Brook Lopez had five blocks and Antetokounmpo had four, including one on Ish Smith that looked more like a volleyball spike .OWNER SPEAKSPistons owner Tom Gores was courtside at the game. This was the team’s second playoff appearance since he took over and the first at Detroit’s downtown arena.“It’s just the beginning of what we can do here,” Gores said. “Dwane and I and the team accomplished a goal by getting in the playoffs. We’re not happy with the way it ended.”UP NEXTThe Bucks move on to face the Celtics, who knocked Milwaukee out of the playoffs in seven games last year.___By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports WriterMilwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots as Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway (9) defends during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey, right, talks with referee Ken Mauer during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Iskcon invites ‘inclusive’ Nusrat Jahan as special guest for Rathayatra. She says thanks

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first_imgNewly elected TMC MP and actor Nusrat Jahan whose stand on religion and inclusiveness is “in sync” with the Iskcon’s spirit of “social harmony”, has been invited as a special guest at the inauguration ceremony of the Kolkata ISKCON Rathayatra on Thursday.Thanking Nusrat Jahan for accepting the invitation, Iskcon spokesperson Radharaman Das said, the actor represented an “all inclusive India” and was “really showing the road forward”.The 48th edition of the Rathayatra organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) since 1971, will be inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Nusrat Jahan, who got married to a Kolkata-based businessman and was heavily trolled for wearing vermilion and sporting a ‘mangalsutra’ at her oath-taking ceremony, had said, she represents an “inclusive India… which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion.”The actor and her husband will be present at the inauguration ceremony along with other film stars.”Nusarat Jahan represents new India… an all-inclusive India. Respect for others religious beliefs and participation in their festivities will make India great again. This is what India stands for and youth like Nusarat Jahan are showing the path forward,” Das told PTI.”A society where there is freedom for all to choose responsibly is a happy society. That freedom has been given by God to all. So, we the people should not be one to snatch that freedom from anyone,” he added.In a tweet, Das had earlier said: “Thank you @nusratchirps for accepting the Rathayatra invitation. You are really showing the road forward.”advertisement”Iskcon Kolkata Rathayatra is example of that social harmony where the Lord’s chariots are also built by our Muslim brothers. Some of the most beautiful Lords dresses are also made by our Muslim brothers & they are doing it for decades in some of our temples,” Das had said.In a video released on Monday evening, the actor congratulated Iskcon for organising the Rathayatra and asked the residents of the city to join her at the inauguration and be with her through the celebrations.Refusing to toe the line of hardline Muslim clerics who had criticised her, the first-time MP from West Bengal’s Basirhat had said, “… I still remain a Muslim… And none should comment on what I choose to wear… Faith is beyond attire.”A section of Deoband-based clerics have reportedly issued a ‘fatwa’ (diktat) against the Trinamool Congress lawmaker.Supporting the actor, Das said fundamentalism and manufactured supremacy must be condemned.”Everyone has the freedom to preach and others have the freedom to accept it or reject it. All kinds of fundamentalism and manufactured supremacy should be condemned. God preaches love for all,” Das said.”This is what the festival of Rathayatra represents. The lord comes out to bless everyone and not only Hindus,” Das added.This year’s yatra will highlight the condition of senior citizens who spend their lives away from family members at old age homes, Das said.Starting from the city’s Hungerford Street opposite the Iskcon temple at Albert Road, the yatra will move through important thoroughfares of the city to reach Brigade Parade Grounds, where arrangements have been made for the people to have a special darshan of Lord Jagannath till July 11.Groups of devotees from south India will be present in front of the three chariots to make street art with organic ‘gulals’.Internationally famous ‘kirtaniyas’ will render ‘kirtans’ (devotional songs) to the accompaniment of drums and ‘kartals’ (percussion instrument) during the yatra.The ‘Ultarathayatra’ will start on July 12 noon when the chariots will return to the Albert Road temple.READ | Politicians support TMC MP Nusrat Jahan after fatwa issued over her sindoor, marriage to non-MuslimWATCH | I represent inclusive India, says Nusrat Jahan who was slammed for wearing saree, sindoorlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli dazzles in new IPL 2019 advertisement

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first_imgVirat Kohli dazzles in new IPL 2019 advertisementVirat Kohli can be seen cheering kids playing gully cricket in a new promotional video for Indian Premier League 2019, starting March 23advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 18:02 IST Virat Kohli in a promotional video of IPL 2019 (Screengrab from Star Sports YouTube)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore’s hunt for the elusive title in IPL 2019RCB take on Chennai Super Kings in the opener of the 12th season of IPLVirat Kohli can be seen cheering kids playing gully cricket in the latest promotional video of IPL 2019The 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is almost here and the promotions for the cash-rich Twenty20 league are in full swing.While match-ups between superstar India cricketers, including Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant was used as the narrative for a promotional video, the makers have now released another video featuring kids playing gully cricket.India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli makes an appearance in the promotional video, released on Monday.Kohli can be seen telling a kid wearing RCB jersey to stop worrying about assuming cricketers names and rather make a name for himself. In the video, a group of kids, wearing the shirts of various IPL franchises, are assuming the names of big superstars from the respective teams.Nonetheless, one of them stands out and says he isn’t Kohli despite wearing an RCB jersey.Kohli-led RCB, who are still searching the elusive title, will begin their IPL 2019 campaign in Chennai in the big-ticket season opener against Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni, who is being seen as a vital cog of Team India for the 2019 World Cup, will lead CSK’s title defence in the upcoming season, starting March 23.Kohli will be leading India in the fifth and final ODI of the ongoing series against Australia which will also be the team’s last international assignment ahead of 2019 World Cup.Australia levelled the series in Mohali on Sunday with a four-wicket win in the fourth ODI. The visitors completed their highest-ever successful chase as the likes of Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Ashton Turner helped them gun down a 359-run target.advertisementKohli had arrived in Delhi, his hometown, on Monday. The India captain posed with his pet dog and posted a photograph on social media.Kohli will be keen on leading the team from the front with the bat in front of his home crowd on Wednesday. The 30-year-old smashed back-to-back centuries in the second and third ODI but failed in Mohali after coming in to bat at No. 4.Also Read | Unfair to compare Rishabh Pant with MS Dhoni: Dhawan after Mohali defeat to AustraliaAlso Read | India fail to defend 350-plus score for the 1st time in their ODI historyAlso Read | Pakistan Cricket Board writes to ICC for action against India for wearing camouflage capsAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Indian Premier League 2019Follow IPLFollow Royal Challengers Bangalorelast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Andre Russell wanted to cry after KKR’s win over SRH, says Shah Rukh Khan

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first_img No data available! scorecard India Today Web Desk KolkataMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 09:17 IST IPL 2019: Andre Russell took the SRH bowlers to the cleaners and helped KKR post a win as Shah Rukh Khan watched on from the stands at Eden Gardens on Sunday (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCo-owner of KKR, Shah Rukh Khan cheered for the home side during their six-wicket win over SRH on SundayAndre Russell stole the show by playing a late cameo and helped KKR begin IPL 2019 on a winning noteShah Rukh Khan took to social media to thank the cricket fans in Kolkata for backing the team during their opener on SundayKolkata Knight Riders’ co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday thanked the cricket fans in Kolkata for turning up in large numbers and backing the home team during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Eden Gardens.Shah Rukh Khan, who along with co-owner Juhi Chawla, cheered for KKR from the stands at Eden Gardens revealed that the love showered by the fans made Andre Russell overwhelmed so much so that the West Indies big hitter nearly broke into tears.Shah Rukh Khan was elated with KKR’s performance as the two-time champions opened their IPL 2019 campaign with a convincing win over SRH on Sunday. Chasing a mammoth total of 182, KKR had lost opener Chris Lynn early but local stars Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa stitched a 80-run stand for the second wicket.However, the asking rate kept climbing steeply and KKR’s chances took a blow when they lost captain Dinesh Karthik and Rana in quick succession.When a successful chase seemed improbable, Russell stepped in and took the game away from SRH by blasting a 19-ball 49, which included four sixes and as many boundaries. The Knight Riders star showed little respect to some of the established SRH bowlers, including their captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar, as he took them to the cleaners, much to the delight of the Eden Gardens crowd.”@Russell12A said to me that he was so overwhelmed with the welcome fans gave him, that he wanted to cry. Then decided big boys don’t cry in public. @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa & @RealShubmanGill & the whole team plays for You Kolkata. Thk u for the Love (sic),” Shah Rukh Khan wrote on Twitter after KKR crossed the finish line.advertisement@Russell12A said to me that he was so overwhelmed with the welcome fans gave him, that he wanted to cry. Then decided big boys don’t cry in public. @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa & @RealShubmanGill & the whole team plays for You Kolkata. Thk u for the Love.Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 24, 2019Young India batsman Shubman Gill gave the perfect finishing touch by smashing a couple of sixes of Shakib Al Hasan when 13 runs were needed off the final over.KKR vs SRH IPL 2019: HIGHLIGHTS | REPORTKKR couldn’t have asked for a better start and the team management would have been elated with the way Russell has began his IPL 2019 campaign. Russell, who has been a consistent player for KKR, had missed quite a lot of international cricket, including West Indies’ T20I series in India last year, due to a knee injury.Having clinched two points in the opening game, KKR will host Kings XI Punjab in their second match at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.Also Read | One of the deadliest T20 batsmen: Fans salute Andre Russell after he shocks SRHAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Andre RussellFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow IPL 2019Follow Shah Rukh KhanFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Eden Gardens commentary view more view lesscenter_img graphs advertisement IPL 2019: Andre Russell wanted to cry after KKR’s win over SRH, says Shah Rukh Khan IPL 2019, KKR vs SRH: Andre Russell smashed 49 runs, including four huge sixes, from just 19 balls and helped Kolkata Knight Riders gun down a 182-run target at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. last_img read more

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13 killed 15 hurt in truckbus collision in Maharashtra

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first_imgDhule: At least 13 people, including two children, were killed and 15 others injured when a container truck collided with a state transport bus in Maharashtra’s Dhule district, a police official said on Monday. The accident took place around 10.30 pm on Sunday near Nimgul village on Shahada-Dondaicha road, he said. The truck driver lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle collided with the bus which was on way to Aurangabad from Shahada town in Nandurbar district, he said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Thirteen people, including two women, two children and drivers of both the vehicles, were killed in the mishap,” the official said. While 11 of them died on the spot, two succumbed at a hospital in Dondaicha town of Dhule, he said. The injured persons were undergoing treatment at two local government hospitals where the condition of three of them was reported to be serious, he said. A case of accidental death was registered, he said. The kin of the deceased were informed and the process was on to hand them over the bodies after the post-mortem, he added.last_img read more

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Albertan who posed as US veteran on Nov 11 guilty of unlawful

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first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – A man who posed as a U.S. Marine veteran during Remembrance Day ceremonies in central Alberta has pleaded guilty to unlawful use of military uniforms and medals.A third charge against Peter Toth, 59, was dropped.Toth was sentenced Wednesday in Red Deer to 18 months of probation and 200 hours of community service.Court heard that he has since destroyed the uniform and military decorations.His lawyer said Toth has struggled with depression, understands that what he did was wrong and feels remorse.Last November a group called Stolen Valour Canada began looking into a report of a man claiming to be a former U.S. Marine who attended ceremonies on Nov. 11 at schools in Red Deer.A picture taken at one event shows Toth dressed in a desert camouflage uniform festooned with military medals and ribbons.Stolen Valour officials said he was wearing rank badges in the wrong place, incorrect insignia and claimed to have been wounded in Afghanistan in 2005 despite saying he had retired from the military in 1985.Outside court, Gord Swaitkewich, a former soldier who is a spokesman for Stolen Valour Canada, said justice has been served.“It was a little bit of a process but any win is a win,” Swaitkewich said.Swaitkewich said his next order of business is to get the veterans license plate from Toth’s vehicle removed.“He is not a veteran, he has no legal right to have that plate.”Robert Dale, a retired sergeant, said he was also gratified with how the case turned out.“We’re not going to stand by for somebody stealing valour from our fallen,” Dale said.“He claimed he was in Afghanistan? We lost 185 people in Afghanistan and for him to do what he did is like him desecrating their graves and we’re not going to stand for it.”Dale said they hope the publicity of Toth’s case will send a message to the public that soldiers deserve respect. (RD News Now)last_img read more

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Sharon Osbourne Asks Croatia To Prevent Chinchilla Torture On Fur Farms

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first_imgThis week, X Factor judge and animal advocate Sharon Osbourne wrote to Croatia’s minister of agriculture, Davor Romić, asking him to preserve a complete ban on fur farming – which is scheduled to take effect on 1 January 2017 but is currently threatened because of a proposed exception for fur taken from chinchillas.After banning fur from her own closet, Osbourne teamed up with PETA US to narrate a video revealing how chinchillas suffer and die on fur farms and urging everyone to refuse to wear fur coats or trim.“I applaud Croatia’s decision to ban fur farming, as many other European countries have done, but I was shocked and disappointed to learn of a proposed exception to the ban that would allow the breeding and slaughter of chinchillas for their fur,” she wrote. “On behalf of kind people everywhere, I urge you to consider the following information and then make the decision to preserve a complete ban on fur farming.

“I used to wear fur but had a change of heart after learning about how terribly animals suffer in the fur industry. As you can see in this exposé that I recently narrated for PETA, chinchillas are often confined to tiny, filthy cages before workers snap their necks or electrocute them. “Toe-to-ear” electrocution immobilises chinchillas but leaves them conscious as they experience all the pain and agony of a full-blown heart attack. As on most fur farms, the animals seen in this exposé were denied veterinary care, and the owner of the farm even splinted broken bones and amputated limbs without anaesthetics.“There is so much suffering inherent in the fur industry – and all just for a silly fashion statement. Fur farmers have had 10 years to make the transition out of this cruel trade, and 1 January 2017 is a date to look forward to. Please take a stand against horrific cruelty to animals and use your influence to spread a message of compassion. You’d gain the respect of many animal lovers all over the world, like my family and me.”last_img read more

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ExTrump aide on board of company that detains migrant kids

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MIAMI — Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has joined the board of the conglomerate operating the largest facility for migrant children in the country.Caliburn International’s CEO James Van Dusen confirmed the appointment of the former Trump cabinet member in a Friday news release.The company has already come under fire for holding children in what some members of Congress have described “prison-like” conditions in the facility in Homestead, Florida.About 2,500 teenagers are detained there now after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or guardian.Kelly was the first official to reveal the U.S. government was considering separating families when he was Homeland Security secretary.Before he joined The White House, Kelly had been a board member with the private equity firm behind the new conglomerate.Adriana Gomez Licon, The Associated Press read more

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US land managers shift position on Chaco protection bill

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. land managers are open to legislation that would limit federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans.Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director of Operations Michael Nedd told members of a congressional subcommittee Wednesday that the agency had no objection to the bill.The agency shifted its stance following a recent visit by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to Chaco Culture National Historical Park.Bernhardt said the agency will defer leases within 10 miles (16 kilometres) of the park over the next year while regulators prepare a new management plan for the region’s resources.Agency officials reiterated Wednesday the plan will include alternatives that reflect provisions of the legislation as well as the views of tribal leaders who are pushing for permanent protections.Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press read more

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Bank of Canada Deputy governor John Murray to retire in April

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OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada announced Monday that deputy governor John Murray will retire next year, the second pending departure from the central bank’s upper ranks.Murray will step down on April 30, 2014, a day before senior deputy governor Tiff Macklem is scheduled to leave.Murray, who has been a deputy governor since in January 2008, has overseen the central bank’s analysis of domestic and international economic developments.“John has provided unwavering, top-notch intellectual leadership to the bank and its staff — myself included — for more than 30 years,” governor Stephen Poloz said.“His work has had a significant impact on central banking, not only in Canada but at the global level, as his colleagues around the world will readily attest.”The central bank said Murray played a significant role in establishing the theoretical foundations of inflation targeting and helping to refine the way in which it is implemented.The Bank of Canada adjusts its policy interest rate with an aim to keep inflation at the 2% midpoint of a target range of one to three per cent over the medium term.Macklem announced earlier this month that he will leave the bank on May 1, 2014, to become dean at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.Macklem had been widely considered the leading candidate to succeed Mark Carney as governor but the job went to Poloz, who has was been governor since June. read more

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Ranawaka raises concerns over sanctions

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The Ministry said that Ranawaka had briefed the Ambassadors of Iran and Russia this morning regarding his concerns. Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka today raised concerns over the sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran.Ranawaka said that the sanctions will adversely affect Sri Lanka’s right to electricity, the Power and Energy ministry said.

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Dutch Government helps Sri Lanka fight chronic kidney disease

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The Dutch Government has come forward to help Sri Lanka fight Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka said today.The Embassy said that following a request made by President Maithripala Sirisena in July 2015 for assistance from the diplomatic community on the CKD issue in Sri Lanka, the Dutch Government responded positively by offering the services of the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) Team. “As a country renowned for its expertise on water and delta management, the Netherlands feels a responsibility to share its knowledge worldwide. That is why the Dutch government has initiated the Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR). This team of experts advises Governments on how to resolve urgent water issues related to flood risks, water pollution and water supply, to prevent disasters or to rebuild after water related disasters,” the Embassy added. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has been working for the last few weeks with the Presidential task force on kidney disease prevention and other relevant Government of Sri Lanka entities to prepare and execute the DRR mission in Sri Lanka. The DRR mission consisted of four water experts (3 from the Netherlands and 1 from Sri Lanka). During the mission, the team participated in a stakeholder meeting at the Presidential Secretariat, collected water samples during their field visits to the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts and conducted a debriefing meeting for the stakeholders at the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply.The DRR mission’s report with their findings and conclusions is expected to be published next month.  (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Brock open Wednesday night but cautious travel recommended

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Another winter storm is bringing snow to the Niagara and Hamilton regions Wednesday, Feb. 27.Brock University will remain open for evening classes and activities at the St. Catharines and Hamilton campuses.Those coming onto campus in either city are encouraged to allow extra time for their commute.

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New online program helps smokers get fit and chill out

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Attending the Quit Run Chill launch were, from left, Brock President Jack Lightstone, researcher Kelli-an Lawrance, Jean-Marc Lalonde (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health Promotion and Sport) and Charlene Bryant, Brock’s Leave the Pack Behind team leader.The provincial government and Brock researchers have launched a new online program to help young smokers avoid smoking, be physically active and cope with stress.The “Quit Run Chill” program was developed with $26,000 from the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport’s Healthy Communities Fund. It is now being promoted on virtually all post-secondary campuses in Ontario and in many communities.“This initiative will help older youth and young adults establish and sustain a pattern of physical activity that will facilitate smoking cessation and reduce stress,” said Kelli-an Lawrance, associate professor, Community Health Sciences. “Following the program on its own, or in combination with quitting, will ultimately reduce an individual’s risk of hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases and contribute to positive mental health.”Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB), a province-wide peer-to-peer smoking cessation initiative housed at Brock and funded through the Government of Ontario’s Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, maintains the program.LTPB operates at all universities and almost all public colleges in Ontario and reaches more than 500,000 students, which accounts for 50 per cent of older youth/young adults in the province.The launch of Quit Run Chill at the Plaza Building was attended by Jean-Marc Lalonde, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health Promotion and Sport. The program, Lalonde said, “was created by students for students.”“This reaches thousands of students across the province with a healthy message: if you smoke, quit. If you’re not active, exercise. If you stress, relax,” he said.Post-secondary students, supported by Brock researchers and other expert consultants designed “Quit Run Chill.” The program is self-directed and includes eight weeks of fresh information, ideas and inspirations about quitting smoking, being active and reducing stress.Quit: a proven self-help smoking cessation program, information about quitting options, and strategies for managing nicotine withdrawalRun: an eight-week progressive running program for new runners and a downloadable instruction manualChill: tips for immediate and long-term relief of stress and weekly stress management ideas and inspirations“Quit Run Chill” is interactive; facts, tips and inspirations are updated weekly. It is also highly personalized; registrants receive tailored weekly emails and can record, track and review their running (and quitting) progress online. read more

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Carters 25 helps Ohio race past Marshall 10184

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ATHENS, Ohio — Jason Carter matched his career-high with 25 points and added 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals, leading Ohio to a 101-84 win over Marshall on Saturday.Gavin Block, who was 6 of 7 from 3-point range, and freshman Ben Vander Plas added 18 points apiece off the bench for the Bobcats (5-2). Teyvion Kirk had 17.Jon Elmore had 26 points and C.J. Burks 22 for the Thundering Herd (5-2).Carter’s 3-pointer broke a 7-7 tie and started an 8-0 to put the Bobcats in the lead for good. A 10-run put the lead in double figures for good and it was 48-31 at halftime. Carter had 15 points at the half when Ohio shot 51 per cent, making 5 of 10 from distance, and Marshall went 5 of 16 behind the arc and shot 36 per cent.A 10-0 run by Marshall made it an 11-point game near the midway point of the second half but Ohio quickly pushed it back to 20.The Associated Press read more

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Ohio State lands commitment from fourstar defensive end Tyreke Smith

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Ohio State received a reinforcement to its depleted defensive end depth in the form of four-star defensive end Tyreke Smith, who committed to the Buckeyes prior to the kickoff of the Under Armour All-American game Thursday evening.Smith is the 60th-best prospect in the country and the No. 4 weakside defensive end, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. The Cleveland Heights, Ohio, native is the third-ranked Ohioan. The Buckeyes signed three of the top five prospects in the state during the early signing period — H-back Jaelen Gill, receiver L’Christian Smith and linebacker Dallas Gant — and have a commitment from a fourth of the top five.The Buckeyes lost defensive ends Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes to graduation and Sam Hubbard announced he would forgo his final year of eligibility. Sophomore Nick Bosa, redshirt freshman Jonathon Cooper, freshman Chase Young and incoming freshman Alex Williams are the only other defensive ends on the roster.The Buckeyes signed 21 prospects during Early Signing Day. Another Ohio State target — four-star defensive end Jayson Oweh — will commit to either Ohio State or Penn State later during the second half of the All-American game on Thursday. read more

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Watch a Team Fortress 2 level running in a web browser

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first_imgThis week I have already been impressed by Epic Games managing to get its Unreal Engine not only running in Flash 11, but managing to make Unreal Tournament 3 look better than the PS3 and Xbox versions while doing so.Now I have another game running in a web browser to be impressed by: a level from Team Fortress 2 has been ported to WebGL and runs without plug-ins in a browser.The port of the level has been carried out by Motorola Mobility software developer Brandon Jones. The level in question is 2Fort, and although it’s not perfect yet, the important thing is he has the Source Engine level running at a smooth 60fps. In some cases it’s up over 100fps, which means additional effects and detail aren’t going to impact the speed to the point where it becomes sluggish or unplayable.Key features that are missing include normal mapping on brush surfaces, water, accurate lighting, surface displacement, and a 3D skybox. But seeing as he’s just experimenting and playing with other people’s code, you can’t help but be impressed with the results so far.Jones has already shared the code for anyone interested in viewing it via GitHub, but he can’t share the assets as they belong to Valve. He also has no intention of hosting the level live for anyone to play. The main reason being it requires 200MB of assets and no one is going to pay, or even offer the bandwidth to serve that up thousands of times a day to interested gamers without some money changes hands.It’s a safe bet Valve has already seen this, and it may have given them some ideas. After all, doesn’t Steam have a web browser built directly into it? Maybe one day we’ll be playing Steam games directly in Steam with a little help from WebGL, or maybe even Flash 11 if it’s an Unreal Engine title.Team Fortress 2 isn’t the only game Jones has experimented with. He also managed to get Quake III running in WebGL, and there is a live demo of that you can run around in.Read more at TojiCodelast_img read more

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Celebrate Cute Doggos All Day on Nepals Day of the Dogs

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first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Kukur Tihar — also known as “Day of the Dogs,” is the perfect opportunity to thank your doggo for their frequent cuddles and companionship.Today marks the second day of Tihar, a five-day Nepalese Hindu festival that celebrates different types of animals. According to the International Organization for Animal Protection (OIPA), the second day of the festival, Kukur Tihar, is completely dedicated to dogs, who are believed by tradition to be messengers of Lord Yamaraj, the Hindu god of death. Sadal and Shyam, two of Lord Yamaraj’s dogs, are said to guard the entrance of hell, and play an important role in Kukur Tihar’s establishment.“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” #Happy_Kukur_Tihar pic.twitter.com/qEGpGFZGl3— PrasaannaG (@PrasaannaG) November 6, 2018On Kukur Tihar, dogs are decorated with flower garlands and blessed with tika, a colorful mark on the forehead. Throughout the day, they are provided with feats and appreciated by their pet owners in Nepal and other countries. The objective of the holiday is to acknowledge the bond between humans and canines in the past, present, and future.To celebrate the “Day of the Dogs,” we’ve rounded up our favorite Instagram pictures of  Kukur Tihar canines. And, if you’re not in Nepal, make sure to give your doggo an extra hug or treat today to celebrate their big day. More on Geek.com:Photos: Good Doggos in Costumes at Halloween Dog Parade in NYCDogs Can Sense Malaria by Smelling Your ClothesThis Virtual Pupper Could Help Prevent Dog Attackscenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Three injured in collision on SR 14 at Beacon Rock

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first_imgThree people were taken to hospitals late Monday afternoon after a two-car collision on state Highway 14 by Beacon Rock in Skamania County, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol.About 5:15 p.m., Michal R. Dudley, 59, of Stevenson was driving a 2010 Honda Insight west when he tried to make a left turn into the Beacon Rock Rest Area.The Honda crashed into an eastbound 2002 Ford Focus driven by Karen J. Richie, 63, of Carson, the bulletin said.Dudley was taken by a private vehicle to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. He was not there, a nursing supervisor said late Monday night.Richie was taken by ambulance to PeaceHealth and was listed in satisfactory condition.Richie’s passenger, Velvet J. Vanderslice, 38, of Stevenson was treated at PeaceHealth and released.The bulletin said the crash was caused by inattention on Dudley’s part and he was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way in a left turn.Both vehicles were totaled, the bulletin said.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img read more

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Heres Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2019

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first_img Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountDisney+ Gets Fox Movie Remakes, Hulu/ESPN Bundle Halloween in May? Amazon Prime Video’s slate of streaming offerings features a lot of horror, thrills, and chills. On May 3, Luca Guadagnino’s recent reimagining of Suspiria, the cult 1977 supernatural horror film by Dario Argento, will be available for streaming. Plus, not one but seven Friday the 13th movies will also be dropping on May 31.On the original TV series front, there’s a lot of to look forward to this May. The second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s critically acclaimed series Fleabag will premiere on May 17 to bring edgy, dark comedy to your spring days and nights. We’ll also be throwing a “welcome back” party for Amazon’s hit series Sneaky Pete, starring Giovanni Ribisi, which returns for a third season on May 10.Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in May 2019.May 1ShanghaiMay 2The Yellow HandkerchiefMay 3Suspiria Amazon Prime Original MovieMay 5CrashMay 8Action PointMay 9Dinosaur 13May 10Sneaky Pete (Season 3) Amazon Prime Original SeriesWishenpoof (Season 2, Part C) Amazon Prime Original SeriesMay 13The RomanticsMay 14King of ThievesMay 15YardieMay 16Punisher: War Zone The PunisherMay 17Fleabag (Season 2) Amazon Prime Original SeriesThe Durrells (Season 3)Poldark (Season 4)May 19Federal HillMay 20Jesus’ SonMay 22Lulu on the BridgeMay 25Morning GloryMay 26The Frozen GroundMay 31Antitrust Awaiting Blaze You Out Body of Evidence Chinese Hercules – Ma tou da jue dou  Cougars Inc. Deadtime Stories Emperor Eulogy F/X F/X2 Super Dragon – Feng qi yun yong dou kuang lung Flawless Fluke  Forbidden Ground Free Money Friday Night Lights Friday the 13th Friday the 13th Part 2 Friday the 13th Part III Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Fun Size Good Omens (Season 1) Amazon Prime Original Series Hart’s War  I’m Gonna Git You Sucka Jennifer Eight Lost and Delirious Mission: Impossible Murimgori N.Y.C. Underground Night of the Living Dead 3D Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection Patriot Games Planes, Trains & Automobiles Private Parts Reservoir Dogs Shaolin Drunk Fighter – Gimunsayukbang Shaolin vs. Lama – Shao Lin dou La Ma Woman Avenger – Shi mei chu ma Tao tie gong The ‘Burbs The Big Wedding The Constant Gardener The Doors The Ghostwriter The Gift The Letter The Lonely Man The People vs. George Lucas The Puffy Chair The Secret of NIMH  Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot X+Y More on Geek.com:Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in May 2019Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream on Amazon Prime This WeekendEverything New on Amazon Prime Video in April 2019 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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