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Gov’t Mule Debuts The Yardbirds Cover With Magpie Salute Members In Mankato [Video]

first_imgLast night, Gov’t Mule’s summer tour continued with a stop at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota. Once again, The Magpie Salute opened the night and returned to the stage later in the evening to join Gov’t Mule’s encore with back-to-back covers of Blind Faith‘s “Presence of the Lord” and the band’s debut of The Yardbirds‘ “Shapes Of Things”.To open the show, the Magpie Salute—featuring Rich Robinson and other ex-members of The Black Crowes—heavily leaned on their new album, High Water I, also sneaking in a cover of The Black Crowes’ “Thorn In My Pride” and The Byrds’ “Eight Miles High, for their forty-five-minute set.Warren Haynes and company took the stage next for one single set, pulling heavily on their original material, with selections from 2017’s Revolution Come…Revolution Go on mighty full display. Almost halfway through the set, they played the album’s title track then welcomed out Matt Slocum for “Girl With No Self-Esteem” from the same record. The Magpie Salute keyboardist stuck around for a cover of Jeff Beck‘s “Freeway Jam” before Mule closed their set with a band-only “Mule”.As has been the custom for this tour, Mule also brought up members of The Magpie Salute for the encore. Rich Robinson,  Matt Slocum, guitarist Marc Ford, and vocalist John Hogg joined Gov’t Mule for smoking covers of Blind Faith’s “Presence of the Lord” and The Yardbirds’ “Shapes Of Things”, with the latter marking Mule’s debut of the cover.Watch fan-shot video of the double encore below:[Video: alzeppelin]Gov’t Mule has three more shows with The Magpie Salute before they team up with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real in Sun Valley, ID. From there, Gov’t Mule will continue out on the road solo throughout their fall tour, including their customary Mule-o-ween performance. Head here for a list of upcoming Gov’t Mule shows.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Verizon Wireless Center | Mankato, MN | 8/29/2018Mr. Man, Blind Man In The Dark, Mr. High & Mighty, Mother Earth, Lola, Leave Your Light On, Unring The Bell, Endless Parade, Monkey Hill (with She’s So Heavy ending), Thorns Of Life, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Girl With No Self-Esteem (with Matt Slocum), Freeway Jam (with Matt Slocum), MuleE: Presence Of The Lord with Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, John Hogg & Matt Slocum), Shapes Of Things (with Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, John Hogg & Matt Slocum)[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Bankers contend NCUA already violating law in FOM expansions

first_img continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The NCUA already is using its new—and illegal– Field of Membership rules to greatly expand the reach of specific credit unions, the American Bankers Association said Tuesday, in its lawsuit against the agency.The ABA contends that the NCUA has approved expansions that “are not limited to a single ‘well-defined local community, neighborhood, or rural district,’ as required by the Federal Credit Union Act,” the ABA said.In October, the NCUA board approved rules that board members said would provide credit unions with more flexibility to determine their fields of membership. Then-board Chairman Rick Metsger said the rules would make it easier for people to gain access to affordable financial services.last_img read more

The tax implications of board insurance benefits

first_imgAre insurance benefits provided to board members considered taxable income? The answer is largely “yes,” but also, “it depends.”“The general rule under the tax code is something provided in return for services rendered is taxable income to the recipient (board member),” says R. Scott Richardson, JD, CLU, ChFC, president/CEO, IZALE Financial Group, a CUES Supplier member in Elgin, Illinois. “However, insurance benefits can be treated differently.”Richardson explains that while the value of accident and health insurance is not taxable for employees, it will likely be taxable for board members.“There are narrow exceptions where it would not be taxable income,” so consulting a tax advisor is worthwhile, he says. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Pronet targets commercial drive by appointing Colin McDonagh as Chief Sales Officer

first_img Pronet Gaming, a supplier of highly localised industry platform and software solutions for developing market incumbents, has strengthened its executive management team by confirming the appointment of Colin McDonagh as Chief Sales Officer (CSO).McDonagh joins Pronet leadership from betting B2B risk management and trading systems supplier Sporting Solutions, where he served as Group Sales Director and secured a number of tier-1 sportsbook and lottery operator contracts.In his new remit, McDonagh will be tasked with accelerating the development of Pronet’s commercial pipeline, targeting ‘under-served’ developing market incumbents with Pronet’s tailored operating platform provisions for online sportsbook, casinos and retail verticals.McDonagh said: “We have a unique take on platform provision, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to join a real industry disruptor at the start of an exciting journey.”“I think there’s a huge amount of potential in emerging markets, particularly with a bespoke, market-specific offering, and I look forward to being part of a talented team as we look to secure our ambitious goals.”McDonagh appointment follows that of Bobby Longhurst as Chief Commercial Officer, as a new Pronet executive team will be showcasing company developments at this week’s ICE 2020 conference.Longhurst added: “The knowledge and industry experience Colin brings to the table is clear for everybody to see and he is going to be a major asset to Pronet Gaming.“We have set ourselves some very tough targets, but he is the perfect person to lead the sales team. I am confident it won’t be long before we’re celebrating our first of many new deals together.” How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level June 17, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Pronet: Understanding the ‘new normal’ for the Premier League July 17, 2020 Share The Premier League is back: How will the betting market react? June 16, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Thomas F. Bliss, 86, Winfield: Feb. 9, 1927 – June 19, 2013

first_imgPreceding him in death are his parents, sister Bertha Ostrandar of Washington and brother Delbert Bliss of Kansas. Survivors include his wife Patricia of the home, daughters Carol Dick and husband Ed Dobson of Wellington and Cathy Bliss and husband Alan of Newkirk, OK, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, brother Albert G. Bliss of Canton, TX. Thomas F. Bliss, 86, of Winfield, died on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Riverview Manor in Oxford.It was Tommie’s wish that following cremation no services will be held. It was Tommie’s wish that everyone do a good deed in memory of him.Thomas Fredrick Bliss was born on February 9, 1927 the son of Elmer E. and Florence E. (Crane) Bliss in Ashton. Tommie grew up on a farm in rural Sumner County until December 1947. He attended college at Southwestern for a semester before graduating from Wichita Business College.He was united in marriage with Patricia Walker on June 17, 1948 in Oxford. The family purchased the grain elevator in Oxford and Tommy worked there, until his retirement in 1985. The family continued to live in Oxford until 1995 and moved to Winfield. Tommy was a member of the Methodist Church and enjoyed travel, water sports and dancing.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, December 9, 2014:•8:55 a.m.  Shannon A Kelly, 41, Peck, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 59 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:18 a.m. Jessica L. Jones, 19, Lewisville, Texas was issued a notice to appear charge with speeding 62 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:41 a.m.  Officers took report of found currency in the 900 block of W. 8th.•1:03 p.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana in the 1700 block of E. 16th.•5:14 p.m. Cody J. Davis, 24,Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with operating a motor vehicle with no insurance and spilling a load on the highway.•5:21 p.m. Russell B. Rains, 29, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with criminal trespass and battery.• 6:46 p.m. Officers investigated a non-injury accident at 8th and G, involving vehicles operated by Jeremie D. Hartson, 36, Wellington and Lonnie D. Jacobs, 49, Wellington.•7:15 p.m. Jeremie D. Hartson, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with failure to yield right of way in involved accident.•10 a.m. Officers investigated  a case for care and treatment.• 9:17 p.m. Officers investigated an unattended death in the 1700 block of N. A.last_img read more

85 area seniors will not graduate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“These results show great improvement since students began taking the exam in their sophomore year,” said state Superintendent of Public Schools Jack O’Connell. “We must focus now on doing everything possible for those students whose graduation must be postponed because they have not yet mastered the skills in English and math that they will need to succeed past high school.” About 2.1 percent of 4,125 seniors in school districts in Whittier, Norwalk, La Mirada, Pico Rivera and Santa Fe Springs failed the exit exam. About 1.5 percent of El Rancho High School’s Class of 2006 failed the exam, or 10 out of 634 seniors, Principal Julie Ellis said. At the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, 48 out of 1,223 seniors – about 4 percent – couldn’t pass the exam, district officials said. And at the Whittier Union High School District, which had the lowest exit exam fail rate (0.7 percent) among area districts, 17 out of 2,278 seniors were unable to pass the crucial test. Of the 17, 16 are English learners, said Nancy Bosserman, the district’s director of accountability and staff development. “We have all of our data now, and the first thing we did was inform those that didn’t pass, because their lives were basically hanging on the brink,” she said. “We’re now using the data \ to place students in summer school,” she added. A recent court battle over the exam had created anxiety and confusion for thousands of students, parents and schools. A group of English-learning students who failed the exam had sued to block its implementation this year. The students argued the test was discriminatory, claiming California students do not have access to equal preparation and instruction. An Alameda County Superior Court judge then issued an injunction May 12 that barred the state from imposing the exam as a graduation requirement on this year’s class of graduating seniors. However, the state Supreme Court stayed that ruling last week and sent the case to an appeals court. That court will not hear arguments until July. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sent a second lawsuit over the exam to the appeals court. On Thursday, the lower court rejected another request to halt the test as a graduation requirement. Some districts are opting to allow students who have met all other graduation requirements to walk across the stage with their peers anyway – but not in the Whittier area. Norwalk-La Mirada district officials approved allowing seniors who have completed all other requirements but the exit exam to receive “certificates of completion.” Those students, however, still have to attend summer school and pass the exit exam in order to get diplomas. O’Connell wrote the exit exam legislation while he was a state senator in 1999 and has been one of its strongest supporters. He said students who haven’t yet passed the test an take summer school or remedial courses, another year of high school or go to community college, where they can take the test again. Wire services contributed to this story. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Eighty-five local high school seniors will suffer the consequences of failing the state’s high school exit exam, according to the test’s final results released Thursday. Because they failed their last chance to pass the controversial exam this year – the first year the test became a graduation requirement – those area seniors will not participate in graduation ceremonies this month, nor will they receive valid California high school diplomas. Statewide, about 10 percent of seniors – or 41,758 students – were unable to pass the reading and math portions of the 10th-grade- level exam in time for this year’s commencement ceremonies, according to the results released Thursday for tests taken in March. last_img read more

Woman pleads guilty to stealing North Face jackets from McElhinneys

first_imgA young woman who stole two North Face jackets from McElhinney’s Stores in Ballybofey has been given the Probation Act. Sinead Browne appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with theft from the store in Ballybofey on May 5th, 2016. The court heard the 27-year-old woman entered the store, took the blue and black North Face jackets, valued at €280 in total, and left without paying.Security personnel at the store contacted the Gardai and having viewed CCTV footage, Ms Browne was tracked own and admitted to the offences.Neither of the jackets were ever recovered.The court was told that Ms Browne, of Milltown Court, Kilmacrennan, was a full-time carer for her partner.Judge Paul Kelly said he was told at a previous court sitting that Ms Browne may be able to compensate the store.However, the woman’s solicitor said she was surviving on her carer’s allowance and was not in a position to come up with any compensation.Judge Paul Kelly said that in the circumstances he would give Ms Browne the benefit of the Probation Act.Woman pleads guilty to stealing North Face jackets from McElhinneys was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegaljacketMCELHINNEYSNorth Facetheftlast_img read more

Mac Lochlainn raises need for financial supports for Donegal tourism and retail

first_imgDonegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has raised the need for financial supports for Donegal’s tourism and retail sectors due to the impact of Brexit with the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys.Minister Humphreys was appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation to outline the government’s supports for businesses in the context of Brexit.Senator Mac Lochlainn serves on this committee as his party’s Seanad Spokesperson on the portfolio. Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “The impact of Brexit has already been profound for Donegal’s tourism and retail sector with a big drop in cross border trade and from the British tourism market.Brexit has also led to a delay in investment plans across the county that is really hurting our local economy. I challenged Minister Humphreys on what supports her government has provided or will provide to these struggling businesses”.“One area that has caused real anger has been the same application of VAT increases across the entire State.“There is no comparison between a hotel in Donegal and a hotel in Dublin city or indeed with restaurants or other businesses, yet they are treated the same from a taxation perspective. “It is surely not beyond the wit of man or woman to find a solution to this unfair policy or to reimburse the Donegal businesses in some way.Donegal businesses are also under pressure from commercial rates and insurance increases.“While I welcome confirmation that Donegal businesses will finally see a rates review, the truth is that some businesses will gain, and some will lose from this review.“The Minister lives in and represents a border community herself, so she should know better than most the impact of Brexit on similar border communities in Donegal.“While she had sympathetic words in response to my representations at the committee, we need to see real actions and practical financial supports being rolled out as soon as possible”. Mac Lochlainn raises need for financial supports for Donegal tourism and retail was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Schoeman bags another medal

first_img19 August 2004Roland Schoeman won a second medal for South Africa in the swimming pool at the Athens Olympics, picking up silver in the men’s 100 metres freestyle. It was oh so close too, as Dutch star Pieter van den Hoogenband successfully defended his title in 48.17 seconds to Schoeman’s 48.23.It was a sensational performance from the South African star, previously regarded as a 50 metres specialist. He was well backed up by close friend Ryk Neethling, who swam 48.63 to finish just outside of the medals in fourth spot, with Australia’s Ian Thorpe adding a bronze to his already sizeable collection of Olympic medals. The second and fourth place finishes for the two South Africans underlined the country’s strength in the event – clear for all to see in Sunday’s world record performance in the four-by-100 freestyle relay.“You spend your whole life dreaming of getting to the Olympics, let alone winning gold and silver”, Schoeman said after the race. “Some people may say I lost gold, but I won silver.” SA swimmers stun the world Parkin misses outTerence Parkin won silver in the 200 metres breaststroke at the Sydney Games, but he won’t have a shot at repeating that result in Athens. Swimming in the semi-finals, Parkin managed only a seventh-place finish in his heat, in a time of 2:14.12. His silver medal winning time four years ago was 2:12.50.Gerhard Zandberg swam in the semi-finals of the men’s 100 metres backstroke, but failed to progress to the final. That result is not a train smash, though, as Zandberg is a 50 metres specialist.Rowing medal hopesThere are still strong hopes that rowers Donovan Cech and Ramon Di Clemente can come through with a medal winning performance in the men’s 1 500-metre pairs. After beating the Croatian World Championship silver medalists in the heats, the SA pair scraped into the final in a very tough semi-final heat.It was neck-and-neck with the Canadians for the third place necessary to qualify for the final when the two crews touched oars. The Canadians were found to have infringed by crossing into the South Africans, and Cech and Di Clemente were awarded third spot. As bronze medal winners at the World Championships, they will be keen to add an Olympic medal to their collection.Gareth Blanckenberg, sailing in blustery conditions in the laser class, struggled to make his mark. Ranked fifth in the world, he managed twenty-second place in the first race, sixteenth in the second, thirty-first in third, and thirteenth in the fourth. That was good enough for nineteenth position overall.Lewis eliminated in last sixteenArcher Kirsten Lewis advanced to the last sixteen in the women’s 70 metre competition after edging India’s Sharma Sumangala 157-153 in the round of 32. However, the fifty-second ranked Lewis had a tremendous run cut short in the quarterfinals by China’s Ying He, who triumphed 156-142.Hockey heartbreakThe men’s hockey team, like Lewis, also faced Indian competition on Tuesday, and just 12 minutes into the game Craig Jackson and company were flying high. Goals by Greg Nicol and Craig Fulton had them two-up.At half time South Africa was still in charge at two-one ahead, but after the break India started dominating territory and possession, although South Africa made some incisive counter-attacks without making any count.The Indian dominance was eventually made to count as they leveled at two-all. And then, heartbreak in the final 90 seconds as Indian netted twice to steal a 4-2 victory, a scoreline that was ultimately very misleading.More hockey disappointmentThe SA women’s hockey team’s disappointing run continued with another sound defeat, this time to South Korea. After losses by 6-2 to The Netherlands and 3-0 to Australia, Susan Webber and company were in need of a good result, if only for a boost to the spirits, but it wasn’t to be.The Koreans dominated the game and secured a deserved 3-0 victory as South Africa were curiously toothless up front. Where they really disappointed was in the effeciency of their penalty corner, which lacked accuracy in an area so vital to success in the international game.Badminton: steep learning curveAthens 2004 has proved to be a harsh learning experience for South Africa’s badminton players, who played in the Thomas and Uber Cups (World Championships) for the first time this year.Chris Dednam and Antoinette Uys bowed out of the mixed doubles in the round of 32, losing 15-3, 15-9 to Taipei, while Michelle Edwards lost 11-6, 11-3 to India’s Aparna Popat.The rest of the team’s results were even bigger losses. Dednam won only one point as he succumbed to Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana in the men’s singles, Michelle Edwards and Chantal Botts were whitewashed 15-0, 15-0 by Germany in the women’s doubles, and Dorian James and Stewart Carson won only five points against the USA in the men’s doubles.Competition on the beachSouth Africa’s beach volleyball players have put in a good showing, and proved to be nicely competitive.The men’s combination of Gershon Rorich and Colin Pocock beat Greece’s Pavlos Beligratis and Athanasios Michalopoulos 21-16, 24-26, 15-10 in a classic tussle, then fell to Argentina’s Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde 21-14, 21-15.In women’s action, Leigh-Ann Naidoo and Julia Willand went down 21-7, 21-10 to second-seeds Behar and Bede of Brazil. They then turned in a great performance against highly-rated Cubans Tamara Peraza and Dalixia Grasset, losing 21-19, 21-16.Boxers: so close yet so farSouth Africa’s boxers disappointed, although middleweight Khotso Mutau’s disappointment was that he didn’t close out a victory over World Championship silver medal winner Oleg Mashkin of Ukraine.Mutau started strongly and enjoyed a four-point lead heading into the final round at 19-15. Mashkin, however, came on strong at the end as Mutau tired to take a 25-22 win.Lightweight Bongani “Wonderboy” Mahlangu came up short against Rovshan Huseynow, losing 22-14 on points, while featherweight Ludumo Galada, lost to Shahin Imranov when the referee stopped the fight in the third round.Cyclists, fencers struggleCyclist Ryan Cox did well to finish in sixty-ninth place in the men’s road race, facing a field littered with top-class athletes, many of whom featured prominently in the recent Tour de France. There was disappointment for Tiaan Kannemeyer and Robbie Hunter, though, as neither finished the event.South Africa’s sole female cycling representative, Anriette Schoeman, struggled with the heat and managed only fifty-fifth place.South Africa’s fencers also struggled, with all three – Rachel Barlow, Kelly Wilson and Natalie Tychler – losing in the round of 64 in the Epee competition.Gymnast Zandre Labuschagne managed sixtieth in qualification for the women’s all round competition.last_img read more

Celebrating Freedom Month 2016

first_imgApril in South Africa is Freedom Month, to mark 27 April 1994, the day all citizens won the right to vote in democratic elections and choose their own leaders for the very first time. In 2016 we celebrate 22 years of this freedom. Study finds South Africans are proud and patriotic ahead of Freedom MonthComing ahead of the country’s annual commemoration of Freedom Month, Brand South Africa’s Domestic Perceptions Research shows that being South African is a significant element of individual and national identity. Over 80% of 2 536 respondents say they are extremely proud to be South African. READ MORE > South Africa’s Constitution: youth weigh inAlmost 100 young South Africans aged between 19 and 22 were asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation how the Constitution and Bill of Rights affected their lives. Their answers are on display at the foundation in an exhibition entitled “My Constitution”. READ MORE > Quiz: 2016 local electionsWith the local election date officially announced as 3 August, South Africans will have the opportunity to vote for the leaders that will run their wards for the next five years. But how much do you know about local elections? Take our quiz and find out. READ MORE > Freedom is … your rights. A people’s guide to the Bill of RightsAs South Africa celebrates 22 years of democracy during Freedom Month, we bring you a plain language version of the country’s globally admired Bill of Rights – our guarantee of freedom. Get to know your rights, and protect the rights of others. READ MORE > 22 memories of martyrs for our freedomFreedom Month celebrates the time South Africans voted in the country’s first free elections. This April, with local elections to be held in a few months, it’s important for all South Africans to remember the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for our right to vote. READ MORE > Vuk’uzenzele! How to start your own small business in South AfricaYou have a great business idea, but how do you make it a reality? As part of our Vuk’uzenzele! series on economic freedom, we will look at how ordinary South Africans can play their part and use their entrepreneurial skills to not only better their lives, but also the lives of people around them. Our infographic guides you through the process of starting your own small business. READ MORE > 22 monuments for 22 years of freedomMonuments to peace and freedom are found across South Africa – not surprising, given our country’s long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to the heroes who made this country great. READ MORE > Joburg honours struggle iconsThe City of Joburg on Wednesday gave its highest honour, the Freedom of the City, to two struggle icons: George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni. READ MORE > Freedom Park marks monuments daySouth Africa’s Freedom Park joined the world in commemorating International Day of Monuments and Sites on 18 April. READ MORE > South African local elections date setThe next local government elections will take place on 3 August 2016. The minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs will follow the necessary legal procedure to proclaim the date and fulfil other requirements needed, the Presidency said yesterday in announcing the date. READ MORE >last_img read more

Maharashtra Congress youth wing conducts ‘mock’ yoga protest

first_imgLambasting the ruling BJP for “utterly failing at governance” during its four-year in power, the youth wing of the Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday held a State-wide ‘mock’ yoga protest targeting the party for failing to deliver on its promises.“The Modi government at the Centre and the BJP-Sena government at the State are misleading youth. None of the pre-electoral promises touted by them have been fulfilled. Instead, fake statistics showing fantastic employment generation figures are being published,” said Satyajeet Tambe, president, Maharashtra Youth Congress, who led the agitation in Aurangabad district.As part of the protest, Youth Congress activists, lampooning Mr. Modi’s stress on yoga, performed a number of condemnation yoga asanas (postures) like ‘berojgari asan’ (to protest against unemployment), ‘Rafale asan (to decry the Rafale jet deal) and ‘mehengai asan’ (to condemn the rising fuel prices) among others in a two-hour mock agitation staged simultaneously across the State, including Navi Mumbai and Thane. In the wake of the upcoming general and Assembly elections, the protest also doubled up as a voter outreach programme to connect with youth across the State.“The two crore jobs promised by PM Modi and the BJP are nowhere to be seen even after four years of the party’s rule,” Mr. Tambe said, remarking that merely signing a raft of memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreements signified nothing.He said that the BJP government’s much-vaunted programmes like Make in India and Magnetic Maharashtra had come to a cropper.“There is no sign of any fresh investment or employment generation through such ambitious ventures. Furthermore, the government seems completely apathetic about taking any action on granting reservation to the Maratha, Dhangar and Muslim communities,” Mr. Tambe said.To protest against the Modi government’s alleged crackdown on dissent, the activists performed a ‘troll asan’, and a ‘bhakt asan’ to satirise the acolytes of the Prime Minister. They also performed a ‘maun asan’ to rebut the BJP and Mr. Modi’s bitter criticism of former PM Manmohan Singh for allegedly remaining “silent” all the while.“Mr. Singh’s actions spoke louder than his words. But Mr. Modi conveniently remains silent on issues that matter and instead delivers speeches making tall claims which have turned out to be hollow,” said Brijkishore Dutt, general secretary, State Youth Congress.last_img read more

11 killed in Rajasthan road accident

first_imgIn a gruesome accident, 11 persons were killed and over 15 injured when a bus full of passengers collided head-on with a truck on National Highway-11 near Shri Dungargarh in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district on Monday. The injured were rushed to the trauma centre at P.B.M. Government Hospital in Bikaner.Both the vehicles caught fire after the accident. The bus overturned and its front portion was mangled, in which several passengers were trapped. Rescuers faced difficulty in extricating the passengers, though the local residents and policemen doused the fire by fetching water from the nearby villages.The bus was on its way from Bikaner to Jaipur and the mishap occurred outside Lakhasar village. Police said the early morning fog and over-speeding could be the possible causes for the accident.last_img read more

UST star Milena Alessandrini out at least 2 weeks due to partial ACL tear

first_imgRussell Westbrook helps Thunder rally past Grizzlies View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Milena Alessandrini. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ Milena Alessandrini is expected to miss at least two weeks due to a left knee injury she suffered two days ago.Golden Tigresses assistant coach Yani Fernandez said it’s still hard to be precise regarding Alessandrini’s timetable since she still has to undergo therapy and that procedure would ultimately dictate how much time she’ll miss on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Alessandrini’s MRI results showed a partial tear on the anterior cruciate ligament, a Grade 3 sprain of the medial collateral ligament and the lateral collateral ligament knee.“If everything’s stable, she can continue to play with a knee support, if not she would need an operation,” said Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAlessandrini, the Rookie of the Year in Season 80, injured her left knee after an awkward landing in the second set against the Lady Tamaraws.This was Alessandrini’s second major injury in just two seasons after she hurt her right shoulder last year that caused her to miss five games. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endlast_img read more