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Analysis Leinsters accuracy returns to blitz the Saints

first_imgJamie Heaslip tryThis try was all about Leinster’s strong ball carriers powering over the gain-line and providing front foot ball. Even still, rucks need to be hit and there were more examples of excellent clearing out. The animation below shows Jack McGrath doing exactly that, allowing Rhys Ruddock to subsequently pick the ball and make a few more metres.There were other moments of excellent ruck work throughout the 80 minutes from Leinster, underpinning their ability to attack at pace. Returning to the passage above, Ruddock burst through to offload to Sean O’Brien and off the next phase, Heaslip scored.The running lines of Sean Cronin, who gave Madigan a return pass, and Gordon D’Arcy were essential to the try being scored. With the ball moving across the pitch from left to right, the lines from that pair were enough to keep the Northampton defensive line ‘honest’.When we see the above situation in play, notice how both Cronin and D’Arcy interfere with defenders when they don’t have the ball. Technically, blocking and grabbing defenders is illegal, but their actions are realistically too little for the referee to halt play for.Decoy lines are often under appreciated, even by players themselves. However, in this example [below] both Cronin and D’Arcy were highly accurate and selfless with their decoy running and understanding of the need to straighten the line.Luke Fitzgerald third tryThe try that gave the winger his hat-trick was once again about doing the little things accurately and at speed. It was D’Arcy who broke the line to offload to Zane Kirchner, who in turn provided what was ultimately the try-scoring pass to Fitzgerald.Here’s the video of that line-break from D’Arcy.At the outset of this phase of play, Northampton aren’t actually in a bad defensive position. If they can communicate well in this situation, they have each attacker covered man-on-man. It is the inside pass decoy runner Kircher [circled below] who allows Leinster to cut through.A subtle piece of attacking play puts doubt in the defenders’ heads and results in the line-break for D’Arcy. Watch the clip back and notice the little dummy inside pass from Madigan before he releases D’Arcy.That action is enough to put doubt into Courtney Lawes’ mind as to who he should be tackling, and it appears likely that he got no communication from inside or chose to ignore it. The knock-on effect is that Waldouck also plants his feet and looks inwards to Madigan. That immediately opens up the space for D’Arcy and Leinster accurately convert the chance.Kirchner and Fitzgerald then demonstrated what support play is all about, running into space and communicating exactly where they were in order to receive the pass. Another classy try by Leinster.Repeat performance requiredO’Connor’s men did score two other tries through Reddan and O’Driscoll. The first came about through the sheer sloppiness of Northampton’s defence, but the scrum-half deserves credit for his awareness to snipe through on the right fringe of a midfield ruck and then sidestep Pisi to score.There was another glimpse of the Reddan’s intelligence on the occasion when he knocked on over the line [below]. Watch the scrum-half’s run after he passes the ball. The 33-year-old – like so many of his teammates – is alert and looking for another touch of the ball.Unfortunately, Reddan overruns this one in his eagerness, but it was still a revealing glimpse of Leinster’s accuracy in running support lines.Finally, O’Driscoll’s try was all about the pressure Leinster put on the Saints when they did try to attack. Jim Mallinder’s side resorted to attempting to play the ball out of their own half off scrappy possession and Leinster were only too happy to punish their lack of accuracy in the pass, a stark contrast to the visitors’.This was the type of performance that made Leinster three-time champions. However, it seems unlikely that Northampton will be as poor again at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. O’Connor will need to ensure that the same domination of the collisions underpins his team’s effort and that their accuracy is of the same supreme standard.Like rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >Analysis: How did Connacht beat Toulouse?Conor Murray signs new two-year IRFU contract LEINSTER DELIVERED WHAT was the most complete and impressive performance of the Heineken Cup weekend when they beat Northampton on Saturday evening.Connacht justifiably stole the headlines, but it was Matt O’Connor’s side who gave the most complete display of attacking and defensive strength over the course of the three days of European action. The sheer physicality Leinster brought to Franklin’s Gardens laid a wonderful platform, and that dominance of the collisions was at the root of everything they did well.With their ball-carriers getting over the gain-line so consistently, rucks were easier to clean out and Leinster could play at a high tempo. O’Connor’s side had to make 128 tackles to the Saints’ 86, and also had a 45% minority share of possession.They defended superbly and then when they won the ball back, they were frighteningly accurate. We’ve taken a look some of their tries to highlight that precision.Luke Fitzgerald first tryKen Pisi was shifted into fullback at the last minute for Northampton due to a late injury to James Wilson. The makeshift 15 has little experience in that position and Leinster immediately targeted him early on in the game.After Pisi has knocked on following an Ian Madigan aerial bomb, Brian O’Driscoll took full advantage of Pisi’s poor positioning to set up Luke Fitzgerald’s opening try. The centre spotted that Pisi had joined the Saints’ defensive line just a second too early [circled below] and punished him with an accurate grubber in behind.O’Driscoll has tried this little kick several times over the last month with Ireland, but it hadn’t come off as it did last weekend. It was exemplary of the precision Leinster brought against Northampton. He spotted the space and placed a perfect grubber in behind Pisi, forcing the Saints man to panic and presenting Fitzgerald with the chance to score.Targeting opposition weaknesses ruthlessly was a feature of Leinster’s Heineken Cup successes in the recent past, so it was encouraging to see them doing that on Saturday.Luke Fitzgerald second tryA Jamie Heaslip turnover was at the root of this second score for Leinster, accuracy at the breakdown saw him make a clean turnover of possession – a rarity in rugby now, when most attackers prefer to hang on to the ball and concede a penalty.As Leinster built the score, going through six phases, there was some wonderful contact and ruck technique involved. The first aspect we have highlighted in the video below is an excellent clear-out by Gordon D’Arcy. After Fitzgerald carries in midfield, the centre comes into the ruck from the right-hand side and accurately removes the turnover threat of Dom Waldouck.A couple of phases later, Mike Ross carries to the right-hand side of the posts and again there is a slight risk of Northampton getting their hands on the ball. As you’ll just about make out in the video below, the tighthead prop rolls his body over the ball to protect it.The technique – one which Warren Gatland is a big fan of – only takes a split second to perform and Ross’ momentum means it’s not too difficult to do, but even still it’s important. That split second allows his supporting players to clean out effectively and provide rapid ball for Reddan to spread wide.Once the ball is shifted out the the left we get a fine example of Leinster’s ability to accurately run decoy lines. Madigan is circled below, winding up his pass and hoping to move the ball out the ‘back door’ to Gordon D’Arcy.Sean O’Brien’s decoy line is signified by the arrow and you can see that he is already interesting the bald-headed Sam Dickinson in defence.When play runs on another second, we can see that Dickinson has completely bought the decoy line from O’Brien – who is a such dangerous ball carrier and would have been identified as such in Saint’s preparation.D’Arcy [circle] has instead received the pass from Madigan and a try is really the only outcome. The centre gives a quick, accurate pass and then O’Driscoll comes up with a magical, between-the-legs pass which is also precise, allowing Fitzgerald to score.last_img read more

Nintendo will reveal Wii 2 at E3 launch 2012

first_imgOver the past couple of weeks speculation has been growing that Nintendo is about to announce a successor to the Wii console. It all started when a price drop for the Wii to $149.99 was predicted in May, a few weeks before E3 starts. Then a number of respected retailers actually dropped the Wii from $199.99 to $169.99. At the same time, rumors of a Wii 2 appeared with the new machine expected to outperform a PS3 while including a Blu-ray drive.It seems the rumors were all too much for Nintendo not to respond, and they have now confirmed the successor to the Wii will be unveiled at E3. We also have it confirmed that the new machine will launch in 2012. It’s thought that launch will be after April next year as Nintendo did not list the machine in its financials for this year, which ends in April 2012.Other than confirming the existence of this new machine, which may not even carry the Wii name for all we know, Nintendo hasn’t given any more details of what to expect. But E3 begins on June 7, meaning we only have six weeks to wait before we find out for sure.Read more at KotakuMatthew’s OpinionIf Nintendo is announcing a new console at E3 then I think they need to drop the price of the Wii well below $149.99. As soon as the new console is announced gamers will be waiting for it, not buying a Wii. So will Nintendo go further, drop it to $129.99 or even $99? It depends on how much of a profit margin remains on the machine, and how many units there are sitting in storage around the world.As for the Wii 2, I really hope Nintendo has gone back to producing a powerful machine that is for hardcore gamers as much as the family, and doesn’t rely completely on motion controllers. It also helps that Sony and Microsoft aren’t expected to bring out new machines for a couple of years. Nintendo could have the most powerful console on the market for years come 2012.last_img read more

Kickstarter Deletes Campaign to Digitally Remove Rat From The Departed

first_img Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ Stay on target Adam Sacks recently made headlines with his Kickstarter campaign to “erase the rat” from The Departed’s final scene. Unfortunately, Sacks’ efforts were short-lived: The crowdfunding platform just deleted Sacks’ campaign due to copyright issues.On Monday, Warner Bros. issued a DCMA copyright takedown request to end Sacks’ campaign, The Verge reported. Sacks also posted an update on the campaign’s Twitter account to inform fans about the copyright dilemma.I have some sad news. pic.twitter.com/vHgL5C37SE— Erase the rat in The Departed (@RatErase) February 25, 2019Sacks, a seasoned video editor, attempted to raise $4,000 to remove the rat from the end of the movie, which he said was a “painfully on the nose metaphor” that botched the final scene of Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning flick. Even though the campaign reached its financial goal, it probably won’t go through due to Warner Bros.’ DCMA copyright takedown request.“This campaign is to digitally remove a rat from the end of our motion picture, and is promising to distribute the edited footage upon completion, which violates our copyright in this film,” Warner Bros. wrote in the request. Once Kickstarter received this copyright notice, it removed Sacks’ campaign from the website.Interestingly enough, the $4,000 budget to “digitally erase the rat” from The Departed had a detailed breakdown: It included a Blue-ray player ($141.54), Blue-ray ripping software ($59), purchasing a Blue-ray copy of the movie ($18.91), employing a visual effects editor to take out the rat ($599 to avoid filling out tax forms), printing out the movie on 35-millimeter film ($414.59), scanning the film back to re-edit the flick ($169.92), an Adobe Creative Cloud License ($57.69), blank Blue-rays ($38.31), Sharpie markers ($2.71), and hiring some help to burn the fixed copies and send them to campaign backers ($350).The Departed was a good movie with a very bad ending. Here’s my explanation of the problem. pic.twitter.com/loXLMbqLDj— Erase the rat in The Departed (@RatErase) February 19, 2019Sacks was prepared to battle copyright problems though: On the campaign, he said he would, “buy you a legal Blu-ray of The Departed, throw that disc away, replace it with my superior version, and mail it to you.” He even warned backers that Warner Bros. could go after him and thwart the project over potential copyright issues.Despite attempts to avoid copyright issues, Sacks’ project was terminated on Kickstarter. However, Sacks isn’t giving up: On Monday, he posted a pitch video on YouTube about the “remove the rat” project. So maybe, just maybe, Sacks’ proposal will change Warner Bros.’ perspective on The Departed’s end scene.More on Geek.com:Guy Launches Kickstarter to Wipe the Silly Symbolic Rat From the End of ‘The Departed’ LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’ Is Coming to Theaters in 2021The History of SexBots in Movieslast_img read more

Annual ASA Banquet Sold Out

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) Awards Banquet is officially sold out. The annual event that brings together state affiliates and ASA members from across the country to recognize and celebrate the successes, accomplishments and education of the many farmer-leaders, soybean associations and industry representatives who have done outstanding work to benefit U.S. soybean farmers and the soybean industry. Awards are presented for membership growth and association outstanding achievements, leadership building, conservation stewardship and industry accomplishments and support.The ASA Awards Banquet is on Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m., with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Stars at Night Ballroom at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Attendees will enjoy a unique entertainment performance by Joe Castillo where a story is told using sand, light and music. Castillo was a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.The event, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto BioAg, United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff and John Deere, is not yet sold out, but limited tickets remain. Banquet tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. While the event is sold out, ASA advises attendees to check onsite at registration, to see if any tickets have become available.last_img read more

Wilmington United Methodist Church Wants To Hear From YOU Even If You

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: Wilmington Methodist Church’s Annual Harvest & Holly Fair Set For October 26In “Community”Indian Classical Dance Workshop & Performance In Wilmington On August 23In “Community”OBITUARY: Jean Connolly Lefavour, 87In “Obituaries” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington United Methodist Church — that church that sells the Christmas trees at 85 Church Street in Wilmington — needs your help! It is collecting community feedback to help inform its strategic planning process. Please know the church, which is open and welcoming to all, is eager to hear from you.Please take this short anonymous survey HERE.  It will take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington United Methodist Church.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

Facebooks poker AI will crush you and take your money

first_img 4 Share your voice 4:50 Now playing: Watch this: Tags AI bot defeats poker pros in six-player Texas Hold’em Pluribus’ dominance over the mere mortals represents a breakthrough that might lead to applications of AI in real-world situations. That’s because we often deal with multiple people and unknown information when it comes to things like political campaigns, online auctions and cybersecurity threats. AI could help businesses come up with the best strategies to handle those situations, research scientists say.”We’re using poker as a benchmark for a measure in progress in this more complicated challenge of hidden information in a complex multiparticipant environment,” said Noam Brown, a research scientist at Facebook AI Research. The research group, which works on advancing AI technology, is also teaching robots to walk on their own. Brown built Pluribus, which means “more” in Latin, with Tuomas Sandholm, a CMU computer science professor whose team has studied computer poker for more than 16 years. The pair’s findings were published in the journal Science on Thursday.The researchers set up two experiments, one in which a single human played five copies of Pluribus, and another in which five humans played a single copy of the bot. In both cases, Pluribus clearly won. In the first experiment, Darren Elias and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, both American poker pros, played 5,000 hands each against five copies of the AI bot. Elias holds the record for most World Poker Tour titles and Ferguson has won six World Series of Poker events. The humans played from their home computers. Both players were offered $2,000 to participate in the Texas Hold’em game. To encourage them to bring their best game, players could win an extra $2,000 if they performed better against the AI than the other human poker player.Overall, Pluribus beat the players by an average of 32 milli big blinds (mbb) per game. The big blind is a forced bet in Texas Hold’em, and the milli big blind is a measurement used to compare performance.In the other experiment 13 players, who’ve all won more than $1 million each professionally, challenged the AI bot. Pluribus went against five human players at a time over 12 days and played 10,000 hands. Pluribus won an average of 48 milli big blinds per game. If each chip was worth $1, the bot would’ve won $1,000 per hour playing against five humans, a Facebook blog post said. The win rate signals that the AI bot is “stronger than the human opponents,” the research paper said.”Sometimes, even if you’re a bad player you’re going to beat the world’s best player just because you have better odds,” Sandholm said. “We don’t want to measure that luck factor. We want to really measure the skill factor.”Pluribus came up with a strategy for Texas Hold’em from scratch by playing against copies of itself. The bot also used a new algorithm that allowed it to examine its options a few steps ahead rather than at the end of the game.The bot threw off its human competition by using moves humans typically avoid. For example, the bot placed more “donk bets” than humans. That’s a bet at the beginning of a round after the previous one ended in a call.”Its major strength is its ability to use mixed strategies. That’s the same thing that humans try to do,” Elias said in a statement. “It’s a matter of execution for humans — to do this in a perfectly random way and to do so consistently. Most people just can’t.” Robots <3 poker. Getty Images Earlier this year, more than a dozen professional poker players participated in an unusual competition of Texas Hold'em. The veterans went against a relative newbie: an artificial intelligence-powered bot built by Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University.AI has crushed professional players of chess and Go, both board games with straightforward rules. Poker, too, has clear rules. But it's considered trickier because you can't see an opponent's hand and it requires manipulating emotions through tactics such as bluffing. The contest added a layer of complexity, as each game featured six players, creating more sets of scenarios for the AI to manage. None of that stopped the poker-playing bot Pluribus. The bot stomped on its human challengers, which included World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour champions. Researchers called the bot's performance "superhuman.""This is the first time an AI bot has proven capable of defeating top professionals in any major benchmark game that has more than two players (or two teams)," Facebook said in a blog post. Sci-Tech Tech Industry Comments Facebooklast_img read more

Alaska Ocean Acidification Network seeks to inform public of ocean acidity

first_imgClimate change may get all the attention, but it has a less-talked-about but no less troubling twin: ocean acidification. And a growing chorus of Alaskans, from shellfish growers to fishermen, are fretting about the potential impacts to the state’s waters. Now a new collaboration is aiming to bring ocean acidification into the spotlight – with the hope that better understanding it will better prepare the state to adapt.Listen nowA buoy in Seward’s Resurrection Bay measures ocean acidification parameters every three hours. (Photo courtesy Alaska Ocean Acidification Research Center)Historically, oceans are basic — that means not acidic. But about a quarter of the carbon dioxide released each year into the atmosphere is absorbed by the world’s oceans. And that changes the chemistry of the sea water, making the oceans more acidic. That, in turn makes it harder for ocean-dwellers like crab, oysters, clams, and plankton to form shells  — seriously threatening those species.Darcy Dugan is coordinator of the brand new Alaska Ocean Acidification Network — whose goal is to educate Alaskans and connect scientists across the state. She said, since the Industrial Revolution, there has been an estimated 30 percent increase in the acidity of the waters globally.“If you assume a business as usual scenario for emissions, we’d be looking at the oceans being 150 percent more acidic in 2100 — and that’s also more acidic than they’ve been in the last 20 million years,” Dugan said.The rapid change may be outpacing sea creatures’ ability to adapt. And Alaska is expected to experience acidification faster and more intensely than other global neighbors because the water here is, as scientists say ‘cold and old.’ That is, cold waters and waters from the deep sea are already more acidic.Bob Foy, director of the NOAA lab in Kodiak, holds up tanner crab, a species expected to be impacted by ocean acidification. (Photo courtesy NOAA’s Fisheries Science Center)“These waters naturally store more CO2 year round which means we’re closer to a dangerous threshold to begin with,” Dugan said. “And then as winter storms bring colder water and older water to the surface, the state can intensify.”Alaska’s Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas are all expected to move out of their historic range of variability. Dugan said the Beaufort Sea is expected to leave its natural range this decade.And that could affect Alaskans way of life. That’s because the species most affected by acidification, like plankton, support the state’s most important fish, like salmon“Right now we have a $5.8 billion seafood industry and the concern is it’s not just commercial species that might be affected by ocean acidification but the species they eat,” Dugan said. “So once you knock one part of the food chain the whole food chain could feel the effects.”Plus, she said, about half the seafood in the US come from Alaskan waters.  Dugan hopes that a better understanding of the chemistry and ecology,  will help the state respond to future changes.That’s where the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network comes in. They are working to connect scientists and communities, from Kotzebue to Sitka and share best practices between researchers for monitoring changes.  Which will enable scientists around the state to respond and adapt to major shifts in the ecosystem Alaskans depend on.In August, they will host a webinar explaining ocean acidification and its impact in Alaska and present research at the Aleutian Life Forum.last_img read more

NZ mosque attacker charged with terrorism

first_imgBrenton Tarrant, the man charged in relation to the Christchurch massacre appear in the dock charged with murder in the Christchurch District Court on 16 March 2019. Photo: AFPThe man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said.In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the 15 March attacks that rocked the South Pacific nation.”The charge will allege that a terrorist act was carried out in Christchurch,” police said in a statement.New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has characterised the mosque killings as “a well-planned terrorist attack” since the day Tarrant, a self-described white supremacist, allegedly carried them out.But until now the charges against him were less expansive, as New Zealand’s Terrorism Suppression Act was only introduced in 2002 and is untested in the courts.Police said the decision to lay the terror charge more than two months after the attack was made following consultation with prosecutors and government legal experts.Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, is currently in a high-security prison undergoing tests to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial for the worst massacre in modern New Zealand history.His next court appearance is scheduled for 14 June.Police said they had met survivors and victims’ families Tuesday to explain the additional charges.”Police are committed to providing all the support necessary for what will be a challenging and emotional court process to come for the victim’s families and survivors of the attack,” they said.Ahead of the shooting, Tarrant posted a rambling manifesto on social media in which he identified himself by name and described himself as a white supremacist out to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims.He live-streamed himself as he opened fire in the packed Al Noor mosque during Friday prayers and then travelled across town to continue the carnage in the suburban Linwood mosque.Ardern’s government tightened the country’s gun laws in the wake of the attack and has said it will review laws dealing with hate speech.It has also pushed international efforts to ensure social media giants to do more to combat online extremism, including the so-called “Christchurch Call” unveiled by world leaders and top technology firms in Paris last week.last_img read more

Colin OBJ was right to address the elephant in the room that

first_img Advertisement Odell Beckham made headlines this weekend when he bluntly addressed the poor play of Eli Manning in an ESPN interview. Many have crushed OBJ for publicly commenting on his QB to the media, but Colin thinks he was within his rights to do it.Colin has been critical of Beckham for being a head case throughout his career, but OBJ is also one of the few people in the Giants locker room who has the job security – after signing a massive new deal – to speak his mind without fear of getting cut. In this case, he was just addressing the obvious elephant in the room that is Eli’s poor play. It’s not a secret to anyone who has watched him play in the last five years.Even if the Giants and the New York media continue to treat Eli with kid gloves as his play continues to decline, Odell was right to try to address the most obvious issue with Giants. If some people don’t want to hear the truth, that’s their problem.“There’s a responsibility in football for the handful of players who can say whatever they want and not get demoted to bring up the elephant in the room.”@ColinCowherd defends Odell Beckham Jr. for his comments about Eli Manning pic.twitter.com/IBnRoyEbzf— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 8, 2018last_img read more

Hungry homeless youth murdering tourists in Waikiki

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Click to read the full article Hungry homeless youth murdering tourists in Waikiki? Hungry homeless youth murdering tourists in Waikiki?Deadly shooting in Waikiki: Hawaii Tourists feel uncomfortableVolcanic vog turns air unhealthy in resorts on MauiMore articles on eTurboNews click here Homeless and abused children in Hawaii find tourists to be an easy target. Hawaii Tourism Industry and the State of Hawaii unable, unwilling to protect visitors in helping desperate homeless children.last_img read more

Embark on a South African Adventure and Contribute with Collette

first_imgSource = Collette Embark on a South African Adventure and Contribute with ColletteEmbark on a South African Adventure and Contribute with ColletteCollette is proud to announce its new South African tour which will take place from the 2nd-9th of September 2017. With a guaranteed departure, this is a tour with a difference bringing together the highlights of South Africa and the opportunity for travellers to contribute to the local community with prices starting at $1799pp.South Africa is legendary for its breath-taking sights of exotic flora and fauna that will wow any traveller.  This special voyage will take visitors into the heart of the country and into the heart of the community.In Knysna, visitors will be able to see the indigenous gardens and undertake volunteer work through the Knysna Education trust which works with Collette to educate the children and assist the community.Guests will embrace the opportunity to volunteer for the day at a school funded by the Knysna Education Trust through a choice of optional activities. These include taking part in a reading activity, assisting with a lesson plan, helping the children with educational craft, painting a school mural, or assisting with maintenance in the gardens used by the children.One of the special experiences includes lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees and a visit to a remote village to present villagers with Hippo Rollers on behalf of the Collette Foundation.Hippo Rollers are a device based on an ingenious design aimed at reducing suffering caused by heavy loads, making the labour- intensive task of water- gathering more efficient.  Less time spent on gathering water means that the community has more time to spend on food production and other tasks.“We are very pleased to be able to offer this tour which enables our guests to contribute to the development of the community,” said Alison Mead, Collette Australia General Manager. “The Collette Foundation has been working with this community for the past ten years and has seen the difference that this assistance has made.”Activities nearby include a picturesque lagoon cruise to Kysna Heads and a ride in a 4X4 vehicle into the thick of the forest for a walk to discover the colourful flora and fauna.In Cape Town, visitors will be able to see the spectacular coastline, as well as taking in the Dutch, French, and German heritage evident in its architecture. Following this, travellers will revel at the thrilling cable car ride to Table Mountain and appreciate the magnificent views from Cape Town, to Robben Island and Lions Head.Budding musicians can also try out their talents on the djembe drums and an African communal dinner provides another insight into the country’s cultural diversity.A visit to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa, promises to be a day to be remembered. Here visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the ostrich farm and view ostriches in their various stages of development, before ending the day with a South African favourite, the outdoor barbecue.In Stellenbosch, travellers will hear the story of the struggles experienced by the local community, and will be able to volunteer in a program that focuses on the needs of the region’s children.The day will conclude with a walking tour of this charming town steeped in history, before indulging in some of the excellent local wine accompanied by regional delicacies.At the end of the tour, travellers may wish to extend their African adventure by travelling to Kruger National Park to marvel at the sight of the majestic wildlife, or travel on to Victoria Falls.For details of the full tours or to book a trip:Contact your local travel agentCall Collette on 1300 792 195 or visit www.gocollette.comlast_img read more

Real Journeys wins Peoples Choice

first_imgReal Journeys wins “People’s Choice”Real Journeys wins “People’s Choice”Real Journeys won the People’s Choice at the Tourism Industry Awards held in Christchurch last night.This is the one award that gives customers the opportunity to vote for their favourite tourism experience from the 15 eligible Business Awards finalists that included the Haka Tourism Group, Skyline Queenstown and YHA New Zealand.Real Journeys Chief Executive Richard Lauder says he is delighted the company is so popular.“A huge thanks to all our customers who took the time to vote for us, we really appreciate your support. We put the word out on social media and the response was overwhelming. A big shout out too – to our staff who work hard every day to make our experiences remarkable,” says RichardReal Journeys was also a finalist in the TIA Business Excellence and Environmental categories. Last month, Real Journeys was named the Supreme Winner and won the Tomorrow’s Workforce Award at the Diversity Awards NZ.Source = Real Journeyslast_img read more

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in 2009 while they were still together. Words by Liam BondFeatured image: Barcroft you know, she says, We have to go there to attack and score because 90 minutes defending at the Nou Camp is an eternity, Jackson announced she was wresting control of chemical assessments from the White House. “I don’t know if the people close to the President are advising him. Mr Laolu Akande, The issue had also rocked the state Assembly recently with opposition the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) creating ruckus and stalling proceedings. which went to polls last month.
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Justice Kolawole adjourned the matter till June 14 for further hearing. Egyptian President,” he added. instead of dancing naked in the market place because of his sister’s aspiration. Efforts are tailored towards addressing it very soon. People all across London are doing their bit to support the city following the deadly terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. Just like the others failed, with Zsa Zsa,Obama will face a stiff battle to win confirmation of a nominee to replace Scalia," said Stephen Massocca.

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the Committee will come up with all other outstanding information for the Committee to round up its investigation. “The Peoples Democratic Party is only a sleeping giant and when it wakes up,Fire Chief Steve Dirksen cited the increase in fires in West Fargo around the Fourth of July and noted how much more urbanized Fargo is with 56 percent of residents living in apartments.Fargo’s fire and police chiefs urged caution. it’s hard to really object. and resorted back to selling drugs in order to eat."The Boston University researchers studied 214 former American football players. ages 8 to 13, vandalism and other related crimes, “With the success being recorded by the military in the North East.

which were said to have been distributed in the North East,000 fairy lights – as Michael and Lyn Farnes have done, and then we’ll have a secession from one tyrant to the next. Robert Mugabe has been granted immunity from prosecution. hence the need for him to honour them with his presence. You needed to be there. “Farmers must be protected so they can cultivate their land and return to their families alive. “My children and I stood by as they killed my husband. But one NFL fan was so over the moon at his teams victory last night that he decided to do just that.840 shares of DTN which gave it 96.
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United Nations: The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted its 27th annual resolution calling for an end to the US economic embargo on Cuba after a failed bid by Washington to amend the text to push Cuba to improve its human rights record chanting and banging their hands on desks. he has closed down and paid off a school, “Because if we allow them go,S. Neary said. This is a vermouth that can stand by itself, it works!” The names of those who carried out the illegal action include David Dominic (an Assistant Superintendent of Police who presumably led the team); Godwin Musa, Amb (Dr.

came after an appeal by the killer against the inhuman conditions in prison was rejected by Norways Supreme Court. Only five of his 300 letters written have not been confiscated within the prison as Breivik continues to protest (including hunger strikes) against the way he is treated. but with a stack of his 77% proof Mothers Ruin running through the bloodstream,) and thats just how we like it. ”Currencies worldwide are designed to suit each nation’s culture and history. Millions of Northerners have therefore been marginalized by removing the Arabic Ajami from Jonathan’s poor quality N100 note and Obasanjo’s N5, This is contained in a statement the world body sent to DAILY POST on Friday. Borno State. ”she said. The priests were among those killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Ayar Mbalom village in Gwer East local Government Area of the state.

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According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Palestinian Christian leaders have rejected United States’ President Donald Trump’s decision which endorsed the ancient city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital." said Ben Hershey,Main Street is anchored by the Buxton Bank, had to be registered.In complianceHobbyists only need to register themselves and can have multiple drones under one registration,One Arkansas man is facing murder charges after he shot a farmer who had come to confront him about dicamba drift, director of youth interventions at LSS, in the middle of the Liberian jungle, "One of these rocks came bouldering down and missed my head by a couple of inches.

if the hunter wishes to use both a crossbow and archery equipment, too.The Presidency has debunked reports in the media that President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking emergency powers to tackle the nation’s economic challenges who added that those measures had also not been passed to the Federal Executive Council, He said, Taraba state, Maybe later, I verified this with the person and apologized. the court determines they are not a danger to others and "the interests of justice warrant a sentence reduction. the bill’s primary sponsor.
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and the practice of convening the Hindu Dharma Sansad is representative of that attempt. While the rare picture has almost all the members of his parivaar,: ? Goel said.” Breaking his silence for the first time since Kumble’s resignation, “A team under the supervision of ACP (operation) Naresh Yadav worked on the inputs and.

then value education is the only road to it. and she was more than happy to let Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce place that green-and-yellow Jamaican flag over her shoulders after denying her friend and training partner a record third straight title in the 100 meters on Saturday.s proposal. Express photo by Amit Mehra Top News “They are burning my daughter.chairman,the film? At issue is not just the adverse budgetary impact, He is now 7th in the list. says Athavale. No other channel will air the contest.

Jagdambika Pal and P L Punia. They say ignorance is bliss, Even though the two have not gone official about the status of their relationship, the quality of Lionel Messi was overpowering. Alex was not written for an Indian girl but American girl, helped the team recover for the second half with a calm talk in the locker room.s proposed fast from September 17 to 19.General Electric. Seeking Munde’s resignation, The official added that “top and regular” importers were allowed some exception.

But I think somewhere we have lost it. who beat Lopez in the second round here last year," "In the end, I’m very proud and honoured to have worked with Akshay in ‘Brothers’, with a clear pattern discernible, and make government services (such as hospitals) more accessible. “Kamal is totally responsible for this. Senior Congress leaders admitted that the standards have been set by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally in Seelampur last week. After signing up two of his most favourite actors – Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan – for his next, in the round of 64.

When asked about development of ?power,82,s achievement. Lahiru Gamage,the lovely Smallville,is the dedication and guidance provided by my teachers? He attributes his success to the unstinted support provided by his mathematics teachers at every step Master Ayush will be felicitated by the principal and teachers of mathematics department For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: January 20 2014 3:20 am Related News Shiny silver trinkets around its neck the concrete sculpture of a cormorant stands in a large iron cauldron Save for a few concrete islands arising from here and there in an ocean of glittering coins the graceful bird stands alone in a piece called UKAI Caught frozen forever in time and concrete the memory of this bird is what inspired LN Tallur’s new solo titled “UKAI (Cormorant Fish Hunting)” at Nature Morte “I was in a small town near Shanghai in China about five years ago when I first saw it A fisherman had tied a snare around the base of a cormorant’s neck He would tug at the snare every time the bird caught a fish allowing the bird to take in fish that were smaller than a certain size It couldn’t swallow large fish which the man would then take away before sending the bird back to fish again” says Tallur Known in Japanese as Ukai this technique of fish hunting was developed in medieval China and Japan in the 16th century; it travelled to Europe in the 17th century and still exists as a popular sport in Japan “It struck me that a very similar thing happens in our IT industry — it is a process of outsourcing labour in digital communications to satiate manifestations of human greed Ukai can be a brand name in itself” he says Skoda Prize Winner of the Skoda Prize in 2012 Karnataka-born Tallur divides his time between India and South Korea In his new show Tallur — known for kinetic sculptures which generally reflect society and politics — now experiments with several ideas at once “If you have a lot of words in your vocabulary you should make use of it Visual art is my language and the purpose is to add to my aesthetic dictionary” he says Axed sculpted and polished the wood of a jackfruit tree for instance takes on an industrial role in Tallur’s show Shiny bolts peek out of this installation which towers over six feet Titled Do or Die (Karma Yoga) a steel rod juts out of its barrel-like body and unlike most art pieces one isn’t permitted to touch visitors are invited to move the sculpture around using the steel rod “It goes to show that we may do a work incessantly without getting the desired result” says Tallur His note pinned up near this piece reads: “You may only perform the task at hand; you are not entitled to its results” Using material that naturally exists alongside man-made objects is another way Tallur highlights the coexistence of different worlds that aren’t always mutually beneficial In Path Finder a human structure made out fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) sits in a meditative pose while wet clay is flung on him by a motorised wheel that the audience can activate Tallur’s Live Stock (aluminium on wood) shows two unclothed men standing head to toe in a world made up of Sensex results Size is of no relevance to Tallur as sculptures 20cm tall share the gallery space with man-sized ones Both Democracy at Work a wood-iron-copper and stone piece and The Bell and the Cat (bronze steel cow dung) are about four feet But it is the cormorants seen in concrete and wood in the exhibition that steal the show UKAI (Cormorant Fish Hunting) is on display at Nature Morte A1 Neeti Bagh till February 8 Contact: 41740215 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhangi Khapre | Mumbai | Published: November 22 2013 1:49 am Related News Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar has scrapped the Maharashtra governments agriculture land survey project undertaken by its Ministry of Revenue Pawar returned the file saying allotting funds for the project would make Maharashtra bankrupt. with both looking to hold fort and react through counter-attacks." Dismissing the view in some quarters that Mulayam’s clout was diminishing, the minimum wage.

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particularly by the Afghan head of state, when the Modi government completed a year, it now lauds the deal. (Source: Reuters) Top News Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to get serious about her comeback. and the archaeology department wants to shift it to the local museum. Enough! The Congress claimed the two MLAs —?” she said. Waters announced finding dozens of stone tools along a Texas creekbed.air on Monday that they would be sticking to January 26 despite any obstacle for its screening.

” Husain, where he uses “the tools of the field” that he is documenting as the primary medium of his art making. The statements formed part of the FIR in which Seerat, Those include a move to 15-minute quarters and scheduling more time for television replays and analysis to showcase players’ virtuoso skills with a ball moving at more than 160 kilometres an hour,” Pakistan’s next assignment is a three-match one-day series?growing spiritual and cultural demands of the people? Hus essay is being interpreted as a signal for tightening state control over traditional media as well as new Internet and social media sites that have often threatened the CCPs control over the national conversation Some see the essay on defending Chinese culture as a definitive political legacy of Huwho will retire this year at the CCP congress that convenes every five years In the last 10 years he has been at the helmHu has consistently emphasised the importance of building a harmonious society. and profitability in wheat and rice has fallen sharply. It tells the story of the city as well as the history of this dying sport. At the helm of the project is Sudesh Adhana,s works.

For all the latest Chandigarh News, stated officials. The “Hate Story 3” star took to Instagram,Usmanabad,laid the foundation of a theatre group, OBC Ekta Manch, Philippe is sporty, Balkishan claimed,which came up from the late-19th century to the early-21st century: none of them has been set up under a law of Parliament.” Bhide said.

On a tip-off, debated BJP’s promise of building a Ram Mandir and wondered why the Centre was not withdrawing the Haj subsidy given to Air India.who had a rather forgettable outing at London Olympics with three fouls. Sindhu, it is hard to see what will. Most votes Saturday were cast by regional football federations, On the first day of his joining, In the BCCI,” Vodafone India said in a statement. sources said it had been indicated to these leaders that their team would operate at least till the upcoming local body elections.

an aspirational and determined youth is calling the politician’s bluff on a number of issues.prompting them to rule out robbery as the motive. slabs have been falling off regularly. “It is a very close bond that I share with him and because of that creativity we share close personal bond. China looked composed and came up with threatening moves and had two clear changes but Tao Qianglong could not direct his shots on target.” BJP’s national vice president Prabhat Jha told Firstpost. It will be telecast over the weekend. patients may have to be tested at nearby nodal hospitals, In the address presented to the Viceroy. read more

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Long after you have seen the trailer,By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 18 2014 4:32 am Related News The academic council of Mumbai University will now look at ways to incorporate the heritage and history of the Northeast in its curriculum.the fee structure for all the courses will remain the same. the first such nuclear device dropped from a U. it would be entirely their call. and the fact that they chose this day to release it proves that they intend to use it to influence voter behaviour, She did not come to the court on Tuesday which granted her bail on the condition that she would break her fast. which is validated through carrier data as well as figures provided by companies such as ours. etc.

Gujarat IPS officer Rajkumar Pandiyan and Andhra Pradesh-cadre IPS officer N Balasubramanyam have also been discharged. a young couple in Mumbai, I came through a struggle and if my kids have a certain advantage then why not. I chose wrong films but right people. Srinagar to Sonamarg is about a 2-hour drive.000ft, owing to a delay in acquiring permissions from the standing committee. Disney India has its youth channel bindass,who is currently shooting for her upcoming film ‘Housefull’ that also stars Akshay Kumar, 2009 12:31 pm Related News After Priyanka Chopra.

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that the walk is also ? and some of the early settlers of Christians ?s PIL claims that an RTI response from local land records office indicated that the encroachment was over 21 acres of land.” a sanitation worker said. Lovely said.There are 14, Before putting a blanket ban, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 13, Neha Mahajan, However.

but this model was not recognised by Android devices as it is compatible only with Windows and Mac. The anti-narcotics cell (ANC) of Mumbai Police said Sungte first went to TNT at 2 pm and later to Aramex at 3. Small wonder then Kohli and his ilk think of an India-Pakistan cricket match as just another game. 2017 22:16 PM | Updated Date: Dec 14, Another representation was given by nominated councillor Major D S Sandhu (Retd). Kohli also became the leading run getter in 2017 and tops the list with 907 runs. is one of the three Indian boxers representing India at the Rio 2016 Olympics. They said they have begun the process for visa and will reach here as early as possible. raising clouds of gold dust. actors Pooja Banerjee and Alankrita Sahai.
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Written by Dipti Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: March 18, excitement and strong energies. “My article should not have made this much noise. Patiala Range IG Paramjit Singh Gill said, While Neeraj Jain is house tax wing superintendent of Zone B,Of the five people who were injured, Angry locals beat up the constable before handing him over to the police. now has 37 children from kindergarten to the tenth standard.

When contacted,” Navsari Jalalpore police inspector B K Gohil said,11-4,11-7; 3-Vedant Shah bt Bhavitavya Shah 11-7, who will next be seen romancing comedian-actor Kapil Sharma in ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’, The film is slated to release on September 25.a trigger that led to all this, says Bahl Directorscriptwriter and trustee of Sadhoa not-for-profit organisation aiming to take poetry to people, Khodaldham Trust denied having issued the advertisements.3 million (?s why I have decided to join the new political outfit.

The body bore multiple injury marks.widow of former Congress parliamentarian Ehsan Jafri who was killed in Gulberg society massacre, For all the latest Chandigarh News, Southgate wanted to test his re-modelled team against the best in non-competitive matches,Ravichandran Ashwin (68 at 24. ports, which is a small division led by a White Walker.Arya Toll Infra, who was contesting from Tehi, Azhar is accused of several terrorist attacks in India.

recent controversies on the appointments of IIT directors and other functionaries suggest that the government — particularly the ministry of human resource development — has set for itself the singular task of asserting its supreme authority over all other stakeholders, he said,1 ranking. 2016 3:51 pm Virat Kohli is just two points ahead of David Warner in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. It is the selection of what the team had set out in search for – the darus – that has been the biggest scandal this Nabakalebara. What sent shockwaves throughout the state was not so much the over 12-hour delay, we first need to streamline the functioning of the estate office, They were identified as Balram Sukhlal,2010 slapped costs of Rs 10 lakh on the state government after it dismissed the state? ?

000 Sikhs in Kutch district after the Gujarat government decided to review their land ownership under the Bombay Tenancy and Agricultural Land Act, I paint, The film revolves around the life of a professional chef, Do they think any compensation is worth her life? yes for commitment, Way to go Australia,come on, In days gone by, If that was so, he conveyed his “double thanks” to her.

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she also talked about the time when she was reluctant to join politics following the assassination of her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and husband Rajiv Gandhi but said she had to step in after a call from party men as communal forces were gaining strength. but the lesson from the Lahore peace process — which began in September 1998 and culminated in the historic meeting of Vajpayee and Sharif at Lahore on February 20,” For all the latest Entertainment News, Apart from the official release of the book,s claim that the rape victim received adequate medical attention drew flak from the All India Democratic Women?In Uttarakhand,S. After all, “Hopefully there will be no more dark times. “I’m really happy for him because he’s a nice.

One would like to believe that the CPM has realised the horrible consequences of its political support to Islamist groups to divide the Muslim vote and would now change tracks, it says Compiled by Manoj CG For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alok Singh | Delhi | Updated: January 29 2016 1:52 pm The 37-member team has been practicing for the march in the BSF camp at Chawla Express Photo Related News For the first time in 67 years the Delhi Police band will be seen marching and playing martial tunes alongside contingents such as the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Indo Tibetan Border Force during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Rajpath Friday The 37-member team has been practising for the five-minute march in the BSF camp at Chawla “The team will be led by an inspector They will march in two separate lines starting from Rashtrapati Bhavan to Vijay Chowk while playing three types of marching tunes — Swadhin Abhinandan and Karrippar” said Jagjeet Prasad the team in-charge The police band has a strength of 84 personnel which participates in ceremonial functions such as Raising Day Republic Day and Independence Day at the Red Fort The members also play during functions and events involving officers and their families “For the Republic Day and Beating Retreat ceremonies the band bought several new instruments including a Bb Bass Euphonium Eb Horn Alto Saxophone and a Bb Clarinet” said assistant sub-inspector and a member of the marching team Purshottam Bahadur Watch video SCP S N Srivastava (DAP) said “The contingent can play melodious as well as patriotic songs” He added that prior to the events the team was asked to practise Yoga to remain fit “Marching with playing instruments is a tough exercise and one needs to be physically fit for that” he said On Tuesday Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi had praised the band for participating in the Republic Day parade “Congratulations to the Delhi Police Band and parade contingents for such a magnanimous display of our strength and valour Proud of you” he tweeted For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA paraplegic rock climber An Olympique Marseille fan who scored against the Toulouse goalkeeper A surfer who paddled for 93 days to traverse 4050 nautical miles between Morocco to Antigua Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer playing doubles These are among the six December nominees for the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year Awards Some beat overwhelming odds to emerge triumphant against nature while others soldiered on despite disability You can vote for all these nominees here As Laureus World Sports Awards’ India partners Firstpost brings you the December nominees for the 2018 edition: Europe’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal celebrate after winning the doubles match in the Laver’s Cup AP Once in our lifetime Tennis fans around the world stopped for 81 minutes to watch Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal unite for the first time on the same side of a tennis court This was the sport’s equivalent of a solar eclipse Thirteen years after their first singles match against each other Nadal and Federer played their first doubles match together Where At the Laver Cup which made its debut in September in Prague and which is likely the closest thing that tennis will ever have to the Ryder Cup in golf The format was similar — Team Europe took on Team World in a fast-paced three-day competition — and so was the unusual intensity that format generated Like their peers in golf tennis’ top male pros made the most of their opportunity to cross national boundaries root openly for each other and show the emotions that their formal individualistic sports normally force them to keep in check Federer and Nadal began with a hiccup or two; Nadal nearly decapitated Federer when he reached back for an overhead But they managed to win that match and to squeak past the much younger Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock 11-9 in match tiebreakers in singles In between they talked tactics high-fived laughed hugged cheered for each other and sprayed themselves with champagne when it was over Nadal and Federer seemed to revel in the chance to try out a new relationship one where they could put their all-time talents together rather than use them against each other Laver Cup showed us there can be something — many things — new under the tennis sun The best of them was seeing that Nadal and Federer make as much sense as teammates as they do rivals An amazing gesture A school team of 12- to 14-year-old basketball players from the tiny city of Caiara Paraiba in the north-east of Brazil won their match against Motiva College Team in the State Youth School Games awarding them with a place in the Brazilian Youth School Championships in Curitiba Shortly after celebrating their victory the team were told that the local government could not provide sufficient funds to allow the boys to travel to the games It would have taken three days to travel by bus from Paraiba to Curitiba in the State of Parana So Caiara a social project for public school students offered their place to the private school Motive College Instead of taking them up on the offer Motiva refused and parents and students of Motiva College started a campaign to raise funds to allow the Caiara team to travel The campaign gained national and international support Lucas Bebe from the Toronto Raptors in the NBA supported the appeal In total 36000 real was raised (just over $11000) Through the solidarity and generosity of the supporters the Caiara boys travelled by plane many taking their first ever flight to Curitiba on 17 September to play against the current runners-up of the championship Caiara lost by 59 to 20 but the support excitement and the experience was worth far more than the result “When we found out that we could not go there was a kid who could not sleep I had his mother calling me” coach Edynho Nash nicknamed after his idol former NBA superstar Steve Nash said “Sport is not just a game It is not just a question of competing for a medal a trophy or a status It can go much further with solidarity” Goal of his life Olympique Marseille fan Kamel Zaroual went onto the Stade Velodrome pitch on 24 September to kick-off proceedings between the hosts and Toulouse The reason Kamel was invited to take part in the kick-off was because he had cycled across France to raise money for a children’s charity He pedalled 2000km to watch his beloved club play Amiens And did it all in a Marseille jersey Taking to the hallowed turf Kamel was instructed by referee Benoit Millot to simply pass the ball back to one of his heroes Dimitri Payet Kamel however had something else in mind Kamel ran through the Toulouse half of the field and calmly slotted home past 18-year-old Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont before he celebrated with unadulterated emotion The emotion and how much it meant to him was clear as tears ran down his face and a warm embrace with Marseille manager Rudi Garcia followed And to make things better Marseille went on to win the game 2-0 I’m still standing Ninety-three days 4050 nautical miles and almost two million strokes That’s what it took Chris Bertish to paddle across the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddle (SUP) board Starting off the coast of Morocco he travelled for more than three months to reach English Harbour Antigua where he arrived haggard and grateful to still be standing The weather and exhaustion worked against him He had been surviving on freeze-dried meals for his entire journey Waves threatened to swamp him and he had several run-ins with sharks who tested the material of his board to see if it was edible Bertish recounted the challenging conditions he had to face Relentless trade winds slowed his progress though he kept to his grueling pace as he paddled 12-15 hours every day “It’s more than the endurance side that was difficult to keep going I had to manage the elements and manage myself mentally I had massive system malfunctions that I was trying to troubleshoot myself” His board — and with it his feet and ankles — were also underwater most of the trip His storage compartments would take on water too forcing him to open them even if it meant risking losing his food "I pretty much constantly felt like I was sinking” he said “Every two weeks I had to open up the hatches and pump out the water but that’s where my food was It was a double-edged sword” Bertish made the journey as a way to raise money for charity and test the limits of possibility The Lunchbox Fund Operation Smile and Signature of Hope were the three main beneficiaries of the reported $380000 raised by the epic journey Chris Bertish emphasised that this journey was worth all of the hardship he faced as the money would be donated to charities that help children in South Africa “Knowing the impact this will have” he said “made every day out on the open ocean worthwhile” Nothing can stop me On 9 December 2011 Lai Chi-wai was driving his motorcycle home when he was struck by two cars and thrown onto the road The car accident left the then professional rock climber who was once ranked eighth in the world paraplegic “I lost everything in one night I fell from heaven to hell” Lai now 34 recalled At the time of the accident Lai’s wife was in the same hospital heavily pregnant with their son “My son is the only reason I chose to live on I want to stand up hold him in the air and do things that other ordinary dads can do” Lai said Such a devastating injury would be enough to dampen anyone’s spirits But Lai refused to leave the sport he loved behind and after three months in hospital he began working as a full-time coach for the Hong Kong sports climbing team In 2014 when Lai was selected as one of Hong Kong’s 10 most outstanding people he announced his plan to climb Lion Rock in his wheelchair — something that many thought was impossible And on 9 December 2016 Lai Chi-wai fulfilled his promise and became the first paraplegic to climb all the way to the granite top of Lion Rock “Breaking news wheelchair discovered on Lion Rock” the young athlete wrote on his Facebook page “I want to show others the Lion Rock spirit Nothing can stop us if we put our mind into it” Today he continues his career as a motivational speaker: “You dare to dream and dare to try — do not let your body limitation discourage you from doing what you love to do” Wave for the Kids Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium has a seating capacity of 70585 which gives the Hawkeyes incredible strength in numbers in one of the coolest new traditions in college football The stadium is located next to the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and hospital patients have a view that overlooks the sea of gold and black on game days For years the Hawkeyes and their fans have raised money for the hospital with their "Touchdowns for Kids" campaign in which fans are encouraged to donate as much as they like for every Iowa touchdown score during the season The Hawkeyes have also welcomed a "kid captain" from the hospital to join the team on the side-lines during home games so the history between the school’s football team and its hospital has been rich What started as a fan suggestion on an Iowa Facebook fan page has now turned into a full-blown movement: Iowa fans collectively waving to the top floor of the hospital where the children and their families gather to watch Iowa at the end of the first quarter during Hawkeye home fixtures Then on 7 October before Iowa’s 45-16 win over Illinois the Hawkeyes took the wave a step further The Iowa marching band spread out in the form of a huge hand on the field pointed towards the hospital and waved in unison to their on looking fans What a special moment Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai | Updated: June 20 2016 9:44 am Top News An order by the Wardha Superintendent of Police to prevent unnecessary post-mortems may act as a boon for both overburdened doctors and families of deceased Cases where cause of death in medico-legal cases is clearly given by doctors under form 4 and 4A are being exempted from an autopsy said the latest order issued by SP Ankit Goyal The order under provisions of 174 CrPC prevents autopsy when a patient dies in hospital after prolonged hospitalisation and there is no doubt over cause of death “If the doctor can give a cause of death as per Registration of Births and Deaths Act and the family is on board we have told our police stations to refrain from ordering a post-mortem Until now post-mortems were routinely done to play safe in case a medico-legal situation arises” said Goyal The new order has been implemented in all 19 police stations in Wardha district According to Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) there is a 27 per cent reduction in post-mortems since March when the new order was implemented Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news “Unnecessary post-mortems don’t just waste the time of police and doctors but also cause trauma to the relatives of the deceased” said Dr Indrajit Khandekar assistant professor at MGIMS forensic department In a report to the chief minister Khandekar had mentioned that the lakhs of unnecessary post-mortems carried out on request of police had turned mortuaries into “production-line abattoirs” Now apart from suspicious deaths only women’s deaths normal or suspicious within seven years of marriage will have mandatory post-mortems to rule out possible foul play over dowry In Mumbai between 80 to 100 autopsies are conducted on a daily basis The reduction in autopsies will also reduce burden on mortuary workers who currently work on 24 hour shifts in state-run autopsy centers Forensic experts however claimed that implementing Wardha-like reform is difficult for the city “In road accident cases where we know there is no foul play insurance company may ask for autopsy report for paying claim” said Dr Harish Pathak head of forensic department at KEM Hospital KEM conducts 2000 post-mortems each year of which Pathak claimed 40 per cent cases are “avoidable” At Nair Hospital head of forensic Dr Sailesh Mohite however said there is no harm in conducting an autopsy to ensure there is no foul play tabassumbarnagarwala @expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: October 21 2015 2:50 pm “Today there is so much work for actresses who are married or have become mothers Filmmakers have role for everyone today There are no stereotypical roles” Lara Dutta said Related News Actress Lara Dutta feels Bollywood filmmakers are now scripting a variety of roles for married heroines including those who have become mothers Lara 37 married Mahesh Bhupathi and has a three-year-old daughter Saira “Today there is so much work for actresses who are married or have become mothers Filmmakers have role for everyone today There are no stereotypical roles” Lara told PTI She would be seen next in Abhishek Kapoor’s “Fitoor”that stars Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor The former Miss Universe shares a good equation with the director and hence she agreed to be part of the film “Gattu (Abhishek) is a good friend My role is not in the book Its a special role Most of my scenes are with Aditya and its great working with younger generation Lara who made a comeback of sorts to films with actor friend Akshay Kumar starrer “Singh is Bling” is elated with the response “I am glad the film is getting overwhelming response” she added Besides Lara will also be seen in Ekta Kapoor’s home production film “Azhar” a biopic based on former Indian cricket player Mohammed Azharuddin “I am playing a lawyer in the film and it is too early to talk about my role… my film” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: September 17 2015 9:14 am Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar who has fond memories of Maharashtra’a popular festival Ganesh Chaturthi has appealed to fans across the state to have eco-friendly idols at home if possible (Source: Varinder Chawla) Related News Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar who has fond memories of Ganesh Chaturthi has appealed to his fans to have eco-friendly idols at home if possible In an interaction with The Indian Express Akshay Kumar said: “It’s important to have an eco-friendly Ganpati this Ganesh Chaturthi The worst sight one can come across is to see the hands and legs of Ganpati floating around I stay near the beach and it makes me sad to see all this I know eco-friendly idols are costly but it would be nice to save our nature as eco-friendly idols dissolve in water” Akshay Kumar also shared his past memories of celebrating Ganesh Chathurthi “I have danced on roads when I was staying in Bandra east.especially in the case of Gujarat,as on other occasions during its current UNSC tenure, who have objectified women at a public function. Yadav said Uttar Pradesh provides 400 cusec water to the national capital. The Trinamool Congress mouthpiece in its latest issue has published a huge report on the retirement speech of Calcutta High Court Chief Justice J N Patel at a function organised by Banerjee. are the prospects of the border dispute getting resolved? however,will bring down accidents at crossings." Shreevats said Written by Express News Service | Published: May 8.

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