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How to Sell Green Upgrades: Tankless Water Heaters

first_imgIf you do not already include tankless water heaters as part of the signature features in your homes and remodels, you should at least understand why so many folks are in love with the benefits. The reasons just may surprise you — and hopefully motivate you to learn how to sell more of them and how to better satisfy your clients.When I sell tankless water heaters, I do not sell them based on their perceived water efficiency or that they provide instant hot water. In fact those are myths that I usually have to dispel first before talking about their benefits.I explain that hot water users will still have to wait for the hot water to travel from the water heater (tanked or tankless) to the location you want the hot water. No, they are not wireless, and the only way to get hot water immediately from the tap is either by moving the water heater (tank or tankless) closer to the tap or by installing a hot water circulation loop. Tankless water heaters instantly heat the water, but they do not instantly transport it.Next I explain that users may actually end up using more water, not less, because tankless water heaters mean they will never run out of hot water. Thus their teenagers can take endless showers knowing they will never run out of hot water. That’s why the Rinnai website is www.foreverhotwater.com and not something else! HOW TO SELL GREEN UPGRADESPart One: Radiant Barrier PaintsPart Three: Energy AuditsPart Four: Exhaust FansPart Five: Electrical ImprovementsPart Six: Better InsulationPart Seven: A Few Small Things So if they are not so green, what about tankless water heaters makes them so attractive? First and foremost, if you live in a warm climate, you can install them unobtrusively outdoors. That means you can (a) more easily service the unit because the plumber does not have to come in the house to flush it, (b) you have no need for a vent stack, which saves money on the stack and labor to install it, (c) No stack means one less ugly roof penetration and thus one less place a roof can leak, (d) Exterior installation gives you the option of a hot water hose bib right outside the house, and (e) Exterior installation also frees up the closet it was located in for more storage, or it gets a ticking time bomb out of the attic which is where most tanked water heaters are stored in our region of the country.But regardless of location, a tankless water heater makes sense when dedicated to the master bathroom. A tankless enables the user of an oversized 6-foot tub to actually fill and keep it filled with hot water. And when you install dueling shower heads in a new oversized shower, a tankless ensures the same.The bottom line in bathrooms is that we have yet to remodel one in order to make it smaller — nobody ever asks for a smaller tub or shower! When you locate that tankless near the master bath, you can get very close to achieving instant hot water right when you turn on the tap. And the client can still keep the existing tanked water heater in the home if it is operating OK — adding a tankless and dedicating it to the master bath will actually extend the life of the existing tanked unit because it will get less use!And finally, whether installed inside or out, stand-alone or in conjunction with a tanked water heater, tankless models simply resonate with homeowners because they understand the easiest concept to grasp of them all — when you are not using hot water, you aren’t using energy to heat it!last_img read more

Portion of residence of ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt demolished

first_imgThe Ahmedabad civic body on Monday demolished a portion of the house of sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt after the Supreme Court dismissed a plea filed by Mr. Bhatt’s wife Shweta, challenging the Gujarat HC order to raze an illegal portion of the bungalow.last_img

Rapid test for Ebola now available

first_imgThe World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the first rapid diagnostic test for Ebola. The test needs no electricity, requires just a few drops of blood from a finger prick, and can return results in 15 minutes. That will be a huge help to health workers in remote areas.Current PCR-based tests require a blood sample taken by needle, secure transport of the blood to a properly equipped laboratory with trained staff, and at least several hours to return results. Depending on how far away a suspected case is from a testing laboratory, it can take more than a day to receive test results.The new test, produced by Corgenix, a company in Broomfield, Colorado, uses antibodies to identify a specific Ebola virus protein. The list price will be about $15 per test, says Robert Garry, a hemorrhagic disease expert at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, who helped develop the test. But discounts will be available, he says, for bulk purchases and suppliers for use in Africa. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In its announcement, WHO said that the test correctly identifies 92% of infected people and 85% of uninfected ones. The test will need to be backed up by PCR tests, Garry agrees.  “A rapid test is always going to be a screening test,” he says. “And no diagnostic can replace a health care worker’s judgment.”The number of Ebola cases has declined since the height of the epidemic in September and October. But in Guinea and Sierra Leone, dozens of new cases continue to appear each week, many of which are not connected to known chains of transmission. The rapid test will be helpful in rapidly identifying new hotspots, Garry says.*The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicinehave made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.last_img read more

Ai Mere Pyare Watan

first_imgHe is perhaps the last of the living legends among male singers, gifted with a unique voice no one has managed to ape till now. While you come across clones of other legendary singers in the present day world of vocal music, Manna Dey remains as original and incomparable through the years. At 84, he is fit as a fiddle, and recently sang for four hours to raise funds for the Robin Raina Foundation in Atlanta, a charity to aid under privileged children worldwide, because he deeply believes in the cause. In an exclusive interview with Little India, the elegantly clad Dey talks about a life filled with music, his journey as a singer and composer and why in spite of the consensus he never received his due as a singer, he takes it all in his stride with humor and humility. What are the early memories of growing up and music?In my formative years I was surrounded by music because of my uncle, the famous singer K.C. Dey, but until he became blind at the age of 13 and turned to music to support himself no one in the family was musically inclined. A benefactor took him under his wing because he thought my uncle was a musical genius, which he was, and made him learn at the feet of great ustads.Uncle in turn imparted that knowledge to my late brother and me, but he made it very clear that to deserve that kind of musical education, we had to desire and work for it.Other than that I don’t really come from a family of musicians, though several legendary musicians like Allauddin Khan Sahib, Inayat Khan, the late Vilayat Khan’s father and many other maestros visited our house, since they were my uncle’s contemporaries. We lived in a joint family and still do, in the same house where my father, uncle and I were born. Still it was made very clear to me by my father and my eldest uncle, who was an engineer and the self appointed decision maker for every one in the family, that I had to finish my education first and preferably do law. When I finished my undergrad studies, there were two choices before me, to study law or music. I chose the latter. My father wasn’t too pleased with my choice, but I got tremendous support from my uncle and started learning from him. K.C Dey never married, so I became the son he never had, and he was instrumental in helping me realize my dreams as long as I was willing to make the necessary sacrifices. Until then I had no formal musical education.Having said that I must add that like most Bengali house holds music was a part of our upbringing, so I would sleep and wake up to the sounds of music and subconsciously and consciously began to imbibe all that I had heard around me, and later when I did get into it, uncle did not have to teach me from scratch.So did you ever go through the tough regimen of learning music where the gurus punished their students-one hears stories of incessant hours of torturous practice, scoldings, Ali Akbar Khan was even tied to a tree!I’m afraid that is an approach I don’t think much of. My uncle was a hard task master, but never unkind or cruel. He was strict and the day I decided to become a singer he gave me a tanpura and expected rigorous practice from me. I was very fond of outdoor sports like boxing, wrestling, I used to love flying kites and had a very cavalier attitude and so when I should have been practicing music I would be out playing sports and in turn he would scold me but never in the horrible way some people treated their students. His concern was out of love and he wanted me to focus and apply my mind.He was the pioneer in introducing sugam sangeet or light music to the masses.Yes and actually a lot of people didn’t know that my uncle was a classically trained singer and used to sing dhrupad, dhamar, khayal, thumri, tappe and ghazal. He was very versatile, and in those days when every one was singing only classical, my uncle became a pioneer of sugam sangeet or light music. It was a master stroke. I can’t fathom how it even dawned on him that somehow the appreciation for classical music is very limited and that simplifying music would garner a much wider audience for him and it did. He modeled his music in a way that the common man could listen and identify with it. As a result he was worshiped in Bengal. When he started singing and working in Hindi movies and theatre, his songs became a rage all over India. I remember going to Karachi with him and when my uncle began singing songs like Baba Man ki Ankhen Khol and Teri Gathri Mein Laga Chor Musafir, the entire audience started singing with him. That was an unforgettable experience in itself.You yourself seem to be fonder of sugam sangeet even though you have amazing classical range and mastery.Learning classical music is essential for a strong foundation, but frankly I was not cut out for classical singing. I just don’t appreciate the fact that you sit there singing the same raga for 2-3 hours. It is too repetitive and really tries the patience of the listener. K.C. Dey was the greatest influence in my life and my style of singing has been aligned with his right from the beginning. I also seem to have this ability to grasp things quickly, and I could reproduce what my uncle played on tabla and sang with great accuracy. My uncle was also very particular about the company he kept and wanted me to keep. He didn’t want me around unsavory people. Good influences and wholesome friendships were very crucial and I follow that to this day. You left Calcutta and went to Bombay to try your hand at singing there. How was the journey?The music in Calcutta was getting on my nerves. It was nothing but Rabindra sangeet and so I decided to go to Bombay not realizing it would be pretty tough. Firstly I was Bengali and thus an outsider and I would hear comments like, “Arey Bengali Babu go back to Bengal and eat your rasgullas, and stay there.” I went with my uncle so that made it a bit easier. I worked as his assistant for 5 years and was paid the princely sum of Rs 500 in those days.I got my first break at the age of 22-23, when I sang Upar Gagan Vishal for the film Ram Rajya and was immediately branded as a singer of religious songs. I was constantly approached to sing for old bearded characters in movies and I was barely in my early twenties. It was a very trying time for me. I sang the song Chali Radhey Rani Akhiyon Main Pani for well known film maker Bimal Roy. It became a big hit and Bimal Roy said Manna have you seen the song on screen? I said no, he said you must go and see for yourself how deeply it continues to move the audience. I went and what do I see: another old man with a beard singing the song and I got so mad. I was in two minds whether to return to Calcutta or to stay on and not give up.Was it true that there used to be a clique and music directors stuck with certain singers and didn’t give other a chance.I don’t know about cliques and there is nothing wrong in struggling. I think we all had a quota, and it wasn’t as if I sang everything music directors composed or others did. Yes there were favorites but that is part of the game.You have sung for so many legendary music directors. Can you share memories of those times.Yes I did sing for all of them. S.D Burman was in a league of his own. I knew him from the time I was a child as he would come and study music under my uncle. I was always attracted to Burman da because he looked like a chinaman and I used to sit next to him and watch him sing. I loved his nasal tone and style of singing and used to imitate him in college days and sing like him. The way he sang was very typical of East Bengal and his accent remained the same even when he sang in Hindi. His voice was very distinct and he became a trendsetter. There is no one who can sing Wahan Kaun Hai Tera Musafir like Burman da did. He loved me a lot and we often played tennis together. He was kind enough to say that if someone composes lyrics from his heart, the only singers who can put soul into those lyrics are Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey. It was always at the back of my mind to live up to his expectations. He mentioned some songs that I had sung with such emotion Poocho Na Kaise Maine Rain Bitaye and the song that moved him was the famous Ai Mere Pyare Watan from the film Kabuli Wallah.We were rehearsing the song and a close friend of mine Mr. Sharma was listening and came out and said Manna your voice is sounding very listless. There is no pizzaz. What are you singing? SD Burman retorted that on the contrary that was exactly the way the song was to be sung. It was being picturized on a man who was a poor kabuliwallah from Afghanistan who worked all day and would return to this crowded home he shared with others and while others would sleep, he would take out his rabab and sing yearningly of the land he left behind. I couldn’t have sung it in a robust manner. When music director Salil Chaudhry heard it he wept.Salil was a personal friend and not just a musical genius, he was also a writer par excellence and his lyrics were in great demand and are to this day even though he passed away long ago. He was an intellectual in the true sense of the word. Any time you sat down with Salil you returned enriched on so many other subjects.Shankar Jaikishan gave me some amazing songs to sing. I was closer to Shankar and he truly appreciated my voice and for 20 years the duo gave me songs that will remain evergreen for years to come. Their diversity and creativity was unbelievable I remember when Bharat Bhushan had become a big star, Mohd Rafi used to sing all his songs, Shankar created a beautiful song in his film Baiju Bawra which was being produced by Bharat Bhushan’s brother Shashi Bhushan. Shashi on finding out that I was singing the song came over and protested. He wanted Rafi to sing it. Shankar persisted and told him it was either me or he could find another music director. That s how I came to sing Sur Na Saje Kya Gaoon Mein which became a huge hit. After Shashi Bhushan heard that song he came and hugged me and acknowledged that no one could have sung it as well as I had.Shankar also gave you the opportunity to sing the duet Ketaki Ghulab Juhi with classical singing legend Bhimsen Joshi. How tough was that?My God that was a story in itself. Shankar told me Manna tighten your belt you are going to have the time of your life with the next composition. You are going to sing a classical duet with someone. They didn’t tell me who. I said sure and started practicing. After a few days I was told please come over, the tune is ready and the singer with whom I was to sing the duet was none other than Bhimsen Joshi. The duet was between the hero and his rival and I was supposed to sing for the hero and win. I got the shivers and said I can’t sing against Bhimsen Joshi and win, its impossible.So I went home and told my wife, lets abscond somewhere for a few days and come back when Shankar Jaikishan have found some one else and completed the recording.  My wife looked at me and said shame on you, how dare you even suggest something like that? Besides you are singing for the hero, you have to make him win. It was a very difficult song, but I gave it my all and afterwards Bhinsen Joshi was kind enough to say Manna Sahib, you sing quite well. Why don’t you sing classical music and take it up seriously? I said maybe it came out well because I was singing before someone like you and was inspired to give my best, but that is where it stays!Anil Biswas also came up some brilliant compositions for me, but it was Roshan who really challenged me. You will understand what I mean if you listen to Na To Caravan Ki Talash Hai. Roshan warned me, Look Manna, Rafi is singing for the hero, but you are singing for the Ustad(maestro). The difference should show. When I rendered the alaap for that even Roshan was stunned. He said indeed you have proved yourself.Most music directors let me improvise, but Naushad Sahib was immovable. It was either his way or no way! C Ramchandra was very exacting too, but then I learnt a lot from him. He taught me how important clear diction and pronunciation were, and would not allow any word to be mispronounced. As it is, I’m very particular about pronunciation and you will see it in all my songs even the regional ones, but C Ramchandra was even more meticulous.Anil Biswas also said that you were the only singer who took notation for every song and had it done in one take, and that you could sing everything Rafi or Kishore or Mukesh or Talat Mehmood could sing, but they could not sing everything you sang.That is very generous of him. He was very fond of me, but I don’t think there is anyone to touch Mohd Rafi. It is true I took notations and got every song right in one rehearsal. I even tried to teach Lata and Asha how to take notations, but these girls after the initial enthusiasm of wanting to know would not follow through!Tell me about Rafi. Not too many people know that you pulled Rafi out of a chorus line and gave him his break.Rafi was junior to me and did sing very often in the chorus when I sang the lead, but then I found out what a rare talent he had and knew he would be incomparable in any field, but especially in the field of film singing. There were some songs of mine that were in a league of their own, but in Raft’s case anything he sang was incredible. In fact there were times my uncle K.C Dey would be composing a tune and I would assist him. Once he was composing a song for a film called Justice and I was assisting him. When the tune was ready he said “Let Rafi know.” I said, “Know what,” and he said, “That the tune is ready and he has to sing this song.” I felt very hurt and said. “why? Can’t I sing it?” My uncle said, “No you cannot, only he can sing this.” I swallowed my pride and fetched him and then after he finished recording, I realized that indeed I could not have sung it as well as he did.Who did you enjoy singing with more, Lata or Asha?I have sung more duets with Lata than I have with any one else. I first met Lata at a rehearsal with Anil Biswas. I saw this dark, ill clad girl sitting nearby and after finishing my rehearsal , Anil said, “Manna this is the daughter of Dina Nath Mangeshkar. Have you heard her sing?” Her father had passed away and they had come upon hard times. I sat down to listen to her and the moment she started singing I realized this was a prodigy sitting before me.Both sisters are incomparable, but Asha is very versatile and singing with her meant impromptu improvisations, and we would go back and forth, testing and challenging ach other. It was a lot of fun. People say the two sisters wouldn’t let any one else come into the industry. I say even if that was true, there was still no one who could come close to them in terms of talent and hard work.Which is the song you look back at and say, what an amazing composition and I have done full justice to it?The one I sang for Manoj Kumar’s film Upkar, Kasme Vaade Pyar Wafa Sab. It was filmed on Pran who always acted as a villain in films. This was a sympathetic role for him and it changed the course of his acting career. He called me and said, Mannaji I’m getting an opportunity to have a song filmed on me for the first time. Manoj will explain my role to you, please don’t make it so tough that I can’t do justice to your rendition on screen. Manoj and I started rehearsing that song in the morning. in between he escorted me to a function where I had to sing and then we returned and finished the song. Manoj was so dedicated and the way he would immerse himself when I sang was very gratifying.What about Raj Kapoor? Even though he used Mukesh for most of his songs, he had you sing some wonderful numbers for him.I was very fortunate to sing and work with film makers of his stature. Every song recording under Raj Kapoor was an unforgettable event in itself. He left no stone unturned to make it the best possible presentation. Often he would sit with a dholak (Indian percussion instrument) and would say let’s have fun. During the recording of Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua from the film Chori Chori, we were recording with a full orchestra and kept waiting for Rajji to show up. He was very late and arrived just as we were going to pack up. He was so humble he would touch people’s feet and beg forgiveness, then ask for a round of tea, and then we got to it. As we sang Raj asked for extra space and took an umbrella and envisioned the scene as we sang. We started in the morning and were rehearsing till 10 p.m., because he was so engrossed in it. I also remember when I sang the song E Bhai from Mera Naam Joker which netted me the Filmfare award. I was away at a program and returned around 1 p.m. As we started rehearsing Rajji who had such a keen ear for music, felt we needed to add a violinist. Five violinists were rounded up auditioned, trained and then we started recording. That was the kind of dedication and meticulous work that went into film making in those days.Mehmood passed away recently. You have sung some amazing numbers for him, Ek Chatur Naar with Kishore, Phul Gendwa Na Maro. Mehmood had become the kind of actor, where films were written around him. How was the experience singing for him?Absolutely wonderful. Mehmood would sit down with me and take notes, asking me how I sang, watching me render the lines so he could bring all the movements in my voice, the emotions into his acting on screen. He was a very kind man and full of fun.People cannot stop raving about your Bengali compositions. I have sung about 2,500 songs in Bengali and composed the music for about 95 percent of them. You won’t believe this, but every single household in West Bengal and East Bengal which is now Bangladesh has those songs. Wherever I perform they know each and every song of mine. If I forget the lyrics the audience hums it for me. It overwhelms me with gratitude. For me it is wonderful to see the large number of people that still love my songs. I sang before 5,000 people recently in New York. It was some sort of festival and I said to the organizers, “You want me to sing here where people are busy shopping and eating?” They said you don’t realize the power of your singing, just start. I did and people stopped everything and listened with such attention and in silence.Does it surprise you that we have not had a Manna Dey clone till this day while many people have cloned their voices on Rafi and Kishore?Well it’s no fault of mine! The voice is God given, but I have worked hard to improve it. I do have to say though that I recently heard a Maharastrian, a young man sing my songs, and some very difficult songs at that with such incredible beauty that I was totally surprised. He sang Laga Chunari Mein Daag so well that even I sat there amazed. I guess my voice and unusual style of renditions did help me carve a place for myself and maybe in general it is difficult to mimic.What do you think of today’s music? And why have you eased yourself away from singing in films?Can you single out one composer today who is the caliber of the musicians of my times or knows what he is doing? Whatever is happening in the field of music is very unhealthy. Thanks to music videos anyone and ever one can become a singer, so one good thing has happened, even if they don’t know how to, every one sings! When there are songs like Main to seeti baja raha tha, bhelpuri kha raha tha, tujhe mirchi lagi to main kya karoon,(I was eating bhelpuri and whistling and if you thought the chilies were too spicy what can I do?) what do you expect? Even regional music is cloning itself on Bollywood music. I think with the exception of Amir Khan and Yash Chopra I don’t see anyone else creating the kind of films that require good music. I like Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik and Sunidhi Chauhan as singers, but even they are not getting the kind of music that can exploit their real talent.I still sing and do select shows. I’m in good health, both my daughters are wonderful singers and chose not to get into the industry. They saw the cutthroat competition between Lata and Asha and that put them off. Both of them are professionals. In fact my older daughter works for Sun Microsystems in California. I have a wonderful wife whom I love dearly and I live a disciplined life. More than anything else I am grateful that there are so many people who deeply appreciate the kind of music I believe in and show up to hear my songs. And that is good enough for me.  Related Itemslast_img read more

Guj govt failed to develop dinosaur fossils site: CAG

first_imgAhmedabad, Mar 31 (PTI) The state government has failed develop the proposed dinosaur park at the worlds largest dinosaur egg hatchery site in Gujarat, 33 years after the fossils were discovered, a CAG report said.This was despite investment of Rs 8.58 crore by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TGCL), said report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, tabled in the Assembly today.Geological Survey of India found the 6.5 crore-years-old fossils site at Raiyoli village in Kheda district in 1981-82.Around 100 eggs of dinosaurs, bones and other fossilised remains were found during the excavation. It is known to be the largest egg hatchery site in the world with home to seven species of dinosaurs.The state government had asked the forest and environment department and TGCL to preserve the site and develop Balasinor Dinosaur Fossil Park for tourism. But 33 years later, little had been done either to preserve the rich fossils or develop it as a tourism attraction, CAG noted.”Fossils at the site may provide vital information to scientists… (they) need to be excavated scientifically and studied….However, there was no research on fossils. Further, some samples were sent to Jaipur laboratory for analysis but report was not available on record (till June 2014),” it said.”Eggs hatcheries site remains unfenced. The Forest and Environment Department was not having inventory for various fossils lying at the site and no photo documentation of fossils was prepared since the discovery,” the report said.No guidelines were framed for protection of fossils, and no steps were taken to have it declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which would have given a boost to tourism and the local economy, CAG said.advertisementWith no development and preservation, only 2,284 people visited the site between 2009-14, it noted. PTI KA PD KRK PVI BASlast_img read more

Euro 2016: Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane out of starting line-up for England vs Slovakia

first_imgEngland captain Wayne Rooney is one of six players dropped to the bench for the team’s Group B match against Slovakia.England coach Roy Hodgson is rotating his squad for a third game in 10 days at the European Championship.Other players who come out of the starting lineup for the match in Saint-Etienne are full backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, attacking midfielders Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling, and striker Harry Kane.Earning first starts of the tournament are Nathanial Clyne, Ryan Bertrand, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy.It’s a gamble by Hodgson, with England starting the game on top of the group but not yet assured of a spot in the last 16.Slovakia is unchanged from its win over Russia.Playing XI: Slovakia: Matus Kozacik, Peter Pekarik, Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica, Vladimir Weiss, Ondrej Duda, Tomas Hubocan, Marek Hamsik, Juraj Kucka, Robert Mak, Viktor Pecovsky.England: Joe Hart, Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Eric Dier, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy.last_img read more

Giannis, Bucks Stop Warriors’ 8-Game Win Streak; Stephen Curry Injured

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday night.Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Bucks handed the Warriors their first defeat at home this season.The two-time defending NBA champions were already missing All-Star Draymond Green and then lost Curry midway through the third quarter. The two-time MVP strained the adductor muscle in his left leg and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. He did not return.Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Bledsoe’s shot in transition. He is expected to have an MRI on Friday.Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 points and Kevin Durant had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points as Milwaukee (9-2) won for the second straight time at Oracle Arena, including a 116-107 victory on March 29.Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry walks on the court during a timeout in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)THUNDER 98, ROCKETS 80OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored 20 points and Oklahoma City beat Houston without point guard Russell Westbrook for its seventh straight victory.Westbrook missed his second consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. George also had 11 rebounds, six assists and six steals. The Thunder were 0-4 before the streak.Steven Adams had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Terrance Ferguson and Dennis Schroder each added 14 points. James Harden scored 19 points, but made just 7 of 19 shots for the Rockets. Clint Capela added 17 points for Houston. The Rockets had won three in a row.Houston’s Carmelo Anthony, who played for the Thunder last season and was traded this summer, scored two points on 1-for-11 shooting. Chris Paul added 10 points.CELTICS 116, SUNS 109, OTPHOENIX (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Boston overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Phoenix.Irving scored Boston’s first six points in the extra period, and Marcus Morris finished with 17 against his former team — including the tying 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation.Devin Booker led the Suns with a season-high 38 points, and T.J. Warren had 29.TRAIL BLAZERS 116, CLIPPERS 105PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 25 points and Portland topped Los Angeles to win its third straight game.CJ McCollum added 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who have won six of seven.Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams each scored 20 for the Clippers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 19.The Clippers closed to 107-101 on Gallinari’s jumper, but Jusuf Nurkic answered for Portland with a layup and Los Angeles could not get any closer down the stretch.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Strasburg, Nats Sweep Phils in 5-Game Series, Hold Wild-Card Lead

first_imgWASHINGTON — Washington Nationals’ ace Stephen Strasburg turned in another vintage outing in what has been one the finest seasons of his career.Strasburg was dominant in his final regular-season start and the Nationals held their lead in the NL wild-card chase, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Thursday to sweep the five-game series.The Nationals remained one game ahead of Milwaukee, which topped Cincinnati 5-3, atop the wild-card race.Strasburg (18-6) allowed one run on four hits in six innings while striking out 10. He fanned Bryce Harper three times on his way to a career-best 251 strikeouts this season.Strasburg set a career high for wins this year and had a 3.32 ERA. Both Strasburg and fellow ace Max Scherzer would have at least regular rest for the NL wild-card game against either Milwaukee or St. Louis on Tuesday.Manager Dave Martinez said he wouldn’t name his starter for the wild-card until Saturday, which leaves open the option that Strasburg could appear in relief.“Yeah, I mean I’m just here to help the ballclub in any way possible,” Strasburg said when asked if he could appear as a reliever in the postseason. “It’s going to take all 25 of us.”After Harper said the heckling from Nationals fans went over the line Wednesday night, he drew a mix of boos and cheers his first time up. The former Washington star was then booed in the rest of his at-bats.Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper stands in the dugout during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Washington. Washington won 6-3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)“I think today against Harp, but really against anyone, (Strasburg)’s got all plus pitches that he can strike people out with,” Nationals catcher Yan Gomes said.“Today just happened that everything was working, we were able to set up Harp the way we wanted to and finish him off.”Michael A. Taylor hit his first homer in over a year for the Nationals, who completed the first five-game sweep in franchise history. Washington went 14-5 against Philadelphia this season, including the final nine at home after dropping the first meeting on April 2.Washington Nationals’ Michael A. Taylor watches his solo home run as he rounds the bases in the second inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)César Hernández hit his 13th homer and Andrew Knapp also connected as the Phillies lost their sixth straight and fell below .500 for the first time this season at 79-80.Taylor hit a solo homer in the second off Jason Vargas (7-9) to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead. It was his first home run since Aug. 9, 2018. Taylor later added a double and a single for his first three-hit performance of the season.The Nationals scored three more in the fifth on a bases-loaded walk, a wild pitch and a passed ball to increase their lead to 5-1. Daniel Hudson earned his eighth save overall and sixth for Washington with a scoreless ninth.FRUSTRATED PHILLIESWhen asked if he understood how restless the Philadelphia fan base was becoming with possibly a seventh straight losing season in the works, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler answered “absolutely.”“I can fully understand disappointment right now. Everybody in that room is disappointed. I’m extremely frustrated and disappointed myself. We’re all feeling this together.”NOLA OUTKapler has shut down ace Aaron Nola ahead of what would have been his last scheduled start of the season on Sunday against Miami. Nola will finish the season 12-7 with a 3.87 ERA in 202 1/3 innings pitched. It’s the second straight season he’s pitched more than 200 innings.FIRST PITCHAccompanied onto the field by Juan Soto, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor threw out the first pitch to Martinez.Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor throws out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)TRAINER’S ROOMPhillies: SS Jean Segura left in the fifth inning with a right ankle sprain and was replaced by Sean RodríguezNationals: C Kurt Suzuki (right elbow) worked out again on Thursday throwing the ball and could catch as soon as Friday. “He’s about 90 to 95 percent,” manager Dave Martinez said. “If he feels good it’s possible that he might play five, six innings tomorrow just to get him back out there and get him in that baseball routine again.” Suzuki entered Thursday as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and flied out. He last started a game on Sept. 5.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Vince Velasquez (7-8, 4.76 ERA) makes his final start of the season as Philadelphia hosts Miami. Velasquez is 4-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 14 careers starts against the Marlins.Nationals: RHP Austin Voth (1-1, 3.35 ERA) takes the mound at home against AL playoff-contending Cleveland in the final series of the regular season.By: Bobby Bancroft, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Pakistan Cricket Board parts ways with coach Mickey Arthur

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board has decided not to renew the contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden in a move to revamp the national coaching set-up.Pakistan were knocked out in the group stage of the 2019 World Cup. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men finished fifth in the points table — at equal points (11) with New Zealand after the round-robin stage. However, the Black Caps qualified as the fourth team for the semifinals owing to better net run rate.Earlier it was reported that, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur had recommended to the PCB’s Cricket Committee that Sarfaraz Ahmed be sacked from captaincy as he himself sought two more years to deliver remarkable results.Arthur has been working as head coach with the Pakistan team since mid-2016. He has also applied for the position of head coach with the Sri Lankan Cricket Board.Under him, Pakistan’s biggest gain was winning the ICC Champions Trophy two years back. The team became number one in ICC’s T20 rankings but performance in Test cricket dipped drastically while it remained inconsistent in One-day format.The contracts of Arthur and other support staff member was expiring on August 15.Also Read | Mickey Arthur recommends sacking of Sarfaraz Ahmed as Pakistan captain across formatsAlso Read | Reliving India’s first-ever ODI win vs West IndiesAlso See:last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit: It’s Been “Fun To Watch” This Team So Far This Season

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talks during college game day.Through three weeks of the 2018 college football season, perhaps no team has put the country more on notice than LSU. The Tigers have already beaten a pair of marquee opponents.LSU’s season-opening blowout win over Miami (Fla.) was eye-opening, but it was last weekend’s win at Auburn that moved Ed Orgeron’s team into the top 10. Kirk Herbstreit has certainly been paying attention to them.In an appearance on SportsCenter on Tuesday, Herbstreit had plenty of praise for the surging Tigers.“They’re doing this the old-fashioned way,” Herbstreit said. “Their defense has been lights out for Dave Aranda and that’s keeping them in the game. They’re playing so inspired, as if everybody doubts them and we all know what that can do to a college football team when you feel doubted. LSU is a great representation of that.[ … ]“It’s going to be tough for them to continue this, but man it’s been a lot of fun to watch a team feel doubted and just go out there and make a lot of plays. Let’s keep sitting back and watching this and see how long the Tigers can make a run.”Even with new quarterback Joe Burrow, few expected much from LSU this season. In fact, Ed Orgeron found himself at or near the top of many off-season “coaches most likely to be fired” lists.Now, LSU has a chance to close out the first month of the season at 5-0, providing they beat Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss at home, as expected.However, things get much tougher when the calendar flips to October. The Tigers begin the month at Florida, and then have to go play Georgia on the road as well. Finally, there is a matchup with No. 14 Mississippi State.Oh, and when the month ends and it is November, the Alabama Crimson Tide will be waiting on Nov. 3.[ 247Sports ]last_img read more

Rio de Janeiro grieves as families bury Flamengo fire victims

first_img Next Rio de Janeiro grieves as families bury Flamengo fire victimsFlamengo fire: Ten youth players were killed in a fire at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo.advertisement Reuters Rio de JaneiroFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 12:03 IST Friends and relatives grieve during the funeral of Flamengo fire victims (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFire at the Flamingo training centre claimed lives of 10 youth playersFriends and family, many of them wearing Flamengo shirts, cried and chanted as they buried their loved onesOther fans laid flowers and messages at a makeshift memorial outside the training groundThe funerals of the teenagers who died in the fire that swept through Flamengo’s training ground in Rio have started to take place on Sunday, while the club defended itself over the cause of the blaze in the unauthorised lodgings.”How can a club as important as Flamengo allow for kids to sleep in containers,” Johnny Vinicius, the uncle of 15-year Christian Esmerio, said during the goalkeeper’s funeral service.”It’s absurd. Brazil has to do something to stop this so people stop dying with nobody being punished.”Esmerio was one of 10 boys aged between 14 and 16 who were killed on Friday morning when a fire that started in an air conditioning unit ripped through the makeshift dormitory at Flamengo’s training ground on the edge of Rio de Janeiro.Three others were injured, one of them seriously.The city mayor said the club did not have permission to build lodgings but the club said the dormitories were comfortable and adequate.The club issued a statement on Sunday saying the air conditioning units were checked by the operating company on February 5. Flamengo did not respond to a request for comment about the observations made by Esmerio’s uncle.Friends and family, many of them wearing Flamengo shirts, cried and chanted as they laid Esmerio to rest.Other fans laid flowers and messages at a makeshift memorial outside the training ground.Also Read | AC Milan’s Lucas Paqueta dedicates maiden Serie A goal to Flamengo fire victimsAlso Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Flamengolast_img read more

Financial Literacy Series – Womens Workshop Introduction to Basic Budgeting

first_imgTo register for the free workshop;Visit the Women’s Resource Society: 10051 100 Ave.or email: outreach@fsjwrs.caFB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society (FSJWRS) and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union are joining to host the ‘Women’s Workshop; Introduction to Basic Budgeting’.Taking place at the North Peace Savings & Credit Union, on Thursday, August 22nd at 10:00 am to 11:00 am. This is a free financial literacy workshop.Topics to be covered at the workshop include;• What a budget is and why you should create one• Tips to help you reach your financial goals• Ideas to help you adjust your spendinglast_img

Win an Inn essayists say contest was stacked against them Maine state

CENTER LOVELL, Maine – Police are investigating whether an innkeeper violated state law in an essay contest in which her 210-year-old country inn was the prize.The investigation focuses on whether the “Win an Inn” contest violated state law governing games of chance, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said Monday.The Boston Globe reported Monday that some contest losers felt the odds were stacked against them. The newly formed Center Lovell Contest Fair Practices Commission says inn owner Janice Sage marketed the contest as open to all regardless of background but awarded the prize to a couple with hospitality business experience in the Virgin Islands.“In short, Janice Sage was advertising a contest for ‘dreamers’ who would never have the chance to own an inn and restaurant, and then handed the prize to just such a business owner,” Kelley Prass Collins, who founded the group, told the Globe.Sage didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The 68-year-old became owner of the inn the same way — by winning an essay contest 22 years ago.The entry fee for her contest was $125. Sage told the Globe she received fewer than the 7,500 entries she sought, but it was still enough to fund her retirement.Prince and Rose Adams were chosen to take over the inn, which has seven guest rooms, two dining rooms, a barn and a wraparound porch overlooking the White Mountains. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 22, 2015 2:54 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This June 5, 2015, file photo shows the Center Lovell Inn in Lovell, Maine. Maine State Police said Monday, June 22, 2015, they are investigating whether an innkeeper violated state law in an essay contest with her 210-year-old country inn as the prize. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) ‘Win an Inn’ essayists say contest was stacked against them; Maine state police investigating read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 20, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Mar 20, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week TORONTO – Five things to watch this week in Canadian business:Ambrose: Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa on Monday to outline what the official Opposition wants to see in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first federal budget, to be tabled on Tuesday.Budget: Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables the federal budget in the House of Commons on Tuesday at 4 p.m., after the markets close.Women: Also on Tuesday, the Economic Club of Canada pays tribute to International Women’s Day in Ottawa as six female trailblazers, including Karen Wilson, president of the Women’s Business Network, discuss what they’ve accomplished as leaders to help bridge the gender gap.Manufacturing: The annual FABTECH Canada conference kicks off in Toronto on Tuesday to examine the key issues facing Canadian manufacturers.Earnings: Several companies report earnings this week, including investment firm AGF Management, transit bus manufacturer New Flyer and Eldorado Gold on Wednesday. Toymaker Spin Master and Alamos Gold are among those reporting on Thursday. read more

Essequibo house partially destroyed by fire

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedInvestigation launched into Tuschen house fireMarch 15, 2017In “latest news”Fiery Monday: Houses, Resource Centre gutted by fireJuly 14, 2015In “Crime”Early morning fire partly destroys Essequibo businessJanuary 25, 2019In “latest news” The Guyana Fire Service came in for high praises on Sunday morning after they prevented a house from engulfing in flames at Spring Garden, Essequibo Coast, Region Two.The blaze reported started at about 2:45h in an apartment occupied the owner’s nephew, Kujeshwar also called Naresh in the lower flat of the building.The owner, 76-year-old Madai Sharma was spending time with her relatives in Georgetown. She is reportedly the sister of Guyanese businessman Brian Tiwari of BK International.However, based on information received, the nephew was at the time reportedly preparing a meal on a kerosene stove but left the house to run an errand.Upon his return he saw the lower flat of the 40-year-old house on fire.One of the man’s uncle, Gowkarran Sharma who lives next door reportedly saw smoke emanating from the building and raised an alarm. Residents quickly formed a bucket brigade and started to put out the flames. The fire service was summoned and responded promptly.Although the blaze was put out, the apartment in the lower flat of the house was completed destroyed along with its furniture and appliances. These include beds, microwave, refrigerator, a gas stove and music system among others.At the scene, Gowkarran told the Guyana Times that he is a staunch Hindu and was preparing to observe Maha Shivaratri today when he saw the smoke followed by flames.He noted that it was indeed a miracle that the entire wooden structure did not go up in flames.Fire officials have launched an investigation into the incident. read more

Photos show the special bond between combat dogs and their handlers

first_imgTHESE IMAGES GO some way in depicting the bond between a working war dog and his handler.The pictures are featured in the June issue of National Geographic magazine, along with an in-depth and sometimes heartbreaking look into some of the partnerships between man and beast, from training to sniffing out IEDs in combat zones. Sergeant Bourgeois clips Oopey’s toenails before a mission in Afghanistan.Handlers care for their dogs’ every need, learning canine CPR as well as how to spot canine post-traumatic stress disorder, which afflicts some 5 percent of deployed dogs Source: © Adam Ferguson/National GeographicJournalist Michael Paterniti writes: The dog, initially 20 feet from the blast, knows something has gone wrong. Zenit lies down next to Jose, his ears pinned to his head, which he lays on his paws. He stays there as they work to save Jose before the chopper arrives. According to protocol, both handler and dog are loaded on board and whisked from the spot.Marine Corporal John Dolezal poses with Cchaz, a Belgian Malinois, at Twentynine Palms in California. Source: © Adam Ferguson/National GeographicDogs bred at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, the military’s primary canine facility, are given names that begin with a double letter.Handlers in training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio must learn basic leash skills and hand signals before they start working with a dog. Source: © Adam Ferguson/National GeographicUntil then a used ammunition can stands in for the canine.Army Staff Sgt. Jason Cartwright bonds with his Labrador retriever, Isaac, during a mission to disrupt a Taliban supply route. Source: © Adam Ferguson/National GeographicDogs are very sensitive to their handlers’ emotions.Jay Crafter, a trainger for the military says:If you’re having a bad day, your dog is going to have a bad day.Sergeant Cartwright has Isaac sniff for weapons and explosives in a basement in Kandahar. Source: © Adam Ferguson/National GeographicA dog is trained to sit or lie down and not bark when it locates a target scent. The handler rewards the dog by letting it chew on its toy.Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kristopher Knight conditions Ronnie to the sound of gunfire at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, so that the dog will learn to remain calm during firefight. Source: © Adam Ferguson/National GeographicSome trainers don turbans, play calls to prayer, and bring in farm animals to prepare dogs for the sights, sounds, and smells of AfghanistanEliana and Jose Armenta relax with their Boston terriers, Oreo and Sassy, and their German shepherd, Zenit. Source: © Adam Ferguson/National GeographicA retired Marine dog handler, Jose lost his legs in an IED blast while on patrol with Zenit. In 2012 he adopted Zenit. “Dogs complete our family,” he says, a family soon to include a baby. Source: National Geographic12 things only dog owners will understand> But the closest chopper is already ferrying another wounded marine out of the area and takes two hours to arrive. Jose has lost a lot of blood but somehow stays conscious, asking again for Zenit.last_img read more

Clark County has strong Irish presence

first_imgIrish is the second most commonly reported ancestry in Clark County, behind German. Nearly 12 percent of the population, or 51,755 people, claimed Irish ancestry, according to the 2015 American Community Survey estimates published by the Census.About 10 percent of the nation’s population claims Irish heritage. However, it’s higher in certain areas, such as Massachusetts and New Hampshire, where around 20 percent of residents claim Irish heritage. In some areas of Massachusetts, more than 50 percent of people claim to be Irish.Irish-born people are few and far between in Clark County. Only a few dozen residents have emigrated here from Ireland. When it comes to Europeans moving to Clark County, it’s more likely they’re from the United Kingdom, Germany or the Netherlands, according to Census data.If you want to fly to Dublin today and catch Ireland’s festivities, it’ll run you at least $880 (if you’re lucky).Whether you’re Irish or not, there are many ways to locally celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday and through the weekend. We may not dye the Columbia River green, but Vancouver has its popular Paddy Hough Parade. This will be the 26th year of the parade where Hough Elementary students, staff and neighbors get dressed up and parade along Main Street to celebrate Patrick (Paddy) Hough, who was a teacher and principal. He was born in Tipperary, Ireland, on St. Patrick’s Day in 1846. Hough Elementary School was built 16 years after he died.Check out our coverage of the parade in Saturday’s paper.last_img read more

Salah wins PFA award

first_imgLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah has won the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year award for 2017-18 seasonThe Egypt international beat fellow candidates Kevin de Bruyne, Harry Kane, Leroy Sane, David Silva and David de Gea for the award in being voted the Player of the Year by his fellow players in the Premier League.“It’s an honour and especially as it’s voted by the players. I am happy and proud,” said Salah, according to the BBC.“I didn’t have my chance at Chelsea. It was clear I would return and show everyone my football. I think I left and came back a different person, man and player. I am happy and proud.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Jurgen Klopp was happy for the star and jokingly warned him: “It’s been a fantastic ride but we still have games to go,”“But please grab the trophy and come home. We play on Tuesday!”Salah scored for Liverpool in their 2-2 draw against West Brom on Saturday to increase his goal tally to 41 goals this season.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Lombard Odier Cie Pays Courtesy Call on Financial Services Minister

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 24, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (left), welcomed Lombard Odier & Cie executives, Christophe Hentsch, Partner/Head Office (centre), and Renaud Vielfaure, Local Managing Director, in a courtesy call at the Ministry on Monday, February 19, 2018.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img