LOCKDOWN AND OUR DUTIES

first_imgThe government has announced the complete lockdown in our country. Our Prime Minister is communicating with the public time to time. Our public is also considering every thing of his Prime Minister. No big corrosion can be won, unless the king and the people make attempts together. Even today, there is a situation of corrosion, in which the strongest enemy is called the Coronavirus. One thing is certain that if we don’t defeat the coronavirus, then it will kill us. In this war, we have to fight up to the end of the enemy while keeping awareness and understanding. In this difficult time, we can not only depend on the administration, we have to take responsibility themselves. We must follow the following things-1. We must follow the every direction of the administration.2. We should make awareness in people around us.3. We should provide the necessary content to the weak people around us.4. If anyone is sick, try to manage his medication.5. We all should help the poor around your home according to your strength.6. We should take care of animals in our area.7. We must try to give some funds to prime minister relief fund.last_img read more

Reigning World Champion Boyd Exell Wins CAIO Aachen

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Reigning World Champion Boyd Exell (AUS) has won the prestigious CAIO Aachen (GER) for the sixth time in his career and has taken the lead of the FEI World Cup™ Driving qualification standings. Exell finished second behind Chester Weber in the individual and team dressage. Although Australia did not field a team, the team dressage and cones were compulsory for all individual competitors. Exell secured a score of 34,80 penalty points in the dressage test with the beautiful black horses owned by the Hungarian Támas Vincze and drove a double clear round in the cones course. The difference with dressage winner Chester Weber was only 2,41 points before the marathon in which the competitors started in reverse order of merit.The marathon footing had become heavy because of the rain during the previous night and on the morning before the competition, but all 25 drivers and their horses finished without severe problems. The Australian was the first to last starter and wisely decided to stick to his plan. By setting top scores in the majority of the eight challenging obstacles, he gradually overtook the overnight leader. By the time both drivers had crossed the finish line, they knew Exell had won Aachen for the fifth time in a row and for the sixth time overall in his exceptional career as a four-in-hand driver.Second place for De RondeReigning World Cup Champion Koos de Ronde had started off well by placing fourth in the dressage with his matching team of KWPN-geldings. The Dutchman has a reputation for being a double clear cones driver which he confirmed in Aachen. He scored one of only four double clears and moved up to third place. Despite his successful performance, he had some doubts before the marathon and was not sure he would be able to close the gap that separated him from Weber and Exell. But the Dutch driver gave it his all in the last phase of the individual competition finishing second in the marathon and overtaking Chester Weber, for whom he often acts as a marathon navigator when he does not compete himself.Personal bestChester Weber proved worthy of his nickname Mr Dressage by winning the test. Driving his team to a personal international best of 31.2, Weber dominated the world-class field. Following this record score in the individual dressage, Weber also won the team dressage finishing on 38.21 points. Weber’s winning team was made up of his own Para and Senate, as well as Splash and Uniek, owned by Jane Clark. Together, the four horses were able to demonstrate their amazing power, grace and synergy.Weber left all the balls in place in the cones course but collected 1.19 penalties for exceeding the time allowed. In the marathon however the American was unable to keep up the necessary high speed in the obstacles and finished third individually.Mixed fortunesThis was not a great CAIO Aachen for German team member Michael Brauchle. The 2008 and 2011 marathon winner was admitted to hospital on Thursday with suspected appendicitis. This fortunately turned out not to be the case as he had most probably suffered from acute food poisoning. During the individual cones competition, the bit of Brauchle’s right leader horse broke and the 23-year old driver was eliminated. He was however able to compete for the German team in the marathon and the cones on Sunday. Because of his elimination, Brauchle was first on the heavy marathon going which was lucky for him. While the footing was still solid, Brauchle set the fastest times in six obstacles and at the end of the exciting marathon day, which was attended by numerous spectators, his score remained unbeaten.New Course DesignerGerman O-Course Designer Dr Hartmut Kaufmann was in charge of the courses at Aachen for the first time in his career. The 64-year old former driver has been building courses for over 20 years and was also the course designer at the FEI World Four-in-Hand Driving Championships in Riesenbeck (GER) in 2012. Kaufmann and his team of 10 assistants changed the stability constructions of the obstacles after a test with several world-class drivers last April. Kaufmann listened to the advice of the drivers and made the necessary changes, which resulted in a very nice marathon for the horses, drivers and spectators.Team competitionThe team competition was won by the Dutch reigning World Champion team consisting of Koos de Ronde, Theo Timmerman and IJsbrand Chardon, for him this was not the best Aachen experience. Because of several injuries, the four-time World Champion started without three of his top horses and was twice the drop score. Koos de Ronde and Theo Timmerman were however very strong and secured the gold medal, much to the satisfaction of national coach Harry de Ruyter.The German team, led by Georg von Stein, finished second ahead of the Swedish team. Double World Champion Tomas Eriksson competed for the 30th and possibly last time in Aachen this year as he has unfortunately not been able to find a sponsor to help him to continue the sport.After taking the sixth place in dressage, lady driver Georgina Hunt-Frith recorded the second best individual result, taking 10th place in the overall standings with her impressive team of beautifully turned out black KWPN geldings.World Cup qualificationCAIO Aachen was one of the 14 outdoor competitions held in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, The Netherlands, and Slovenia which serve as qualifiers for the indoor FEI World Cup™ Driving. The top ten drivers after the last competition will qualify for the series 2013-2014 season, which starts in Hannover (GER) on October 17th.Individual results CAIO Aachen 2013:1. Boyd Exell AUS 118.462. Koos de Ronde NED 124.813. Chester Weber USA 125.784. Georg von Stein GER 135.155. Theo Timmerman NED 136.93Complete individual results here.Team results CAIO Aachen 2013:1. The Netherlands 262.842. Germany 270.113. Sweden 286.77Complete team results here. Tags: Boyd Exell, Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. 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Boy rescued from house fire was tied up with plastic bag around head, mom arrested

first_imgSanta Paula Police Department(SANTA PAULA, Calif.) — Firefighters in California made an alarming discovery after responding to a fire at a home. While attempting to put out a blaze at a home in Santa Paula, firefighters found a 3-year-old boy alone in a bedroom with a plastic bag over his head and his hands tied, according to a press release from the Santa Paula Police Department.A woman was also found tied to a bed in the home, according to police.Both were discovered after police received a 911 call about the fire at around 6:10 p.m. on Sunday.Authorities said the two were rescued and taken to the Santa Paula Hospital for smoke inhalation treatment. Yet the investigation took a turn when the boy’s mother, 47-year-old Maricela Magana Ruiz, was arrested for allegedly putting the bag over the 3-year-old’s head and tying him up. Police said they determined she purposely endangered the boy. Ruiz was booked into the Ventura County Jail for felony child endangerment, police said. Her bail was set at $50,000. A motive was not known, but Police Chief Matthew Rodriguez told KTLA-TV that detectives are looking into the possibility that it’s related to a domestic dispute over child custody.It was not immediately clear if the woman tied to the bed was Ruiz or if the fire was intentionally set. Police did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

EHF CUP: Germans defeated in Norway and Denmark

first_imgEHF CUP 19/20: RNL in Minsk, Benfica in Nasice, Melsungen VS Olympiakos ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe biggest surprise of the EHF Cup weekend has been seen in Norway, where Haslum beat HSV Handball 34:32. The first gunner of the match was home team player Roe with seven goals, who help his team-mates to stay in the race for the quarter-final with the Germans and Slovenian RK Gorenje. Slovenians easily beat Pfadi Winterthur in away match – 35:26.GROUP A:Gorenje 4HSV 4Haslum 2Winterthur 2Fraikin BM Granollers celebrated an important victory over HSC Constanta 23:21 on their way to TOP 8 alongside Danish TEAM TVIS Holstebro, which outplayed Russian Sankt Petersburg 28:24.GROUP B:Team TVIS Holstebro 5Fraikin BM Granollers 5HCM Constanta 1Sankt Petersburg 1Danish Skjern Handball beat Fuchse Berlin 32:28 to almost secure TOP 8 spot. FC Porto celebrated valuable victory in Serbian city of Novi Sad against RK Vojvodina 29:27.GROUP C:Skjern 6Fuchse Berlin 4FC Porto 2RK Vojvodina 0Swedish outfir Eskilstuna Guif made an important step towards TOP 8 by taking a point in Croatia against RK NEXE 29:29. German MT Melsungen has confirmed a favorite role in Hungary over Balatonfuredi 30:24.GROUP D:MT Melsungen 6RK Nexe 3Eskilstuna 2Balatonfuredi 1 THW Kiel and Fuchse Berlin for EHF Cup 2019 trophy Click to comment EHF Cup Final4 2019: Fuchse Berlin, TT Holstebro and FC Porto join THW Kiel Related Items:EHF Cuplast_img read more

Drivers at two Manchester depots go on strike

first_imgFirst Manchester says it is “disappointed” that bus drivers at its Oldham and Queens Road, Manchester depots have gone on strike today (Tuesday 24 May).It comes after Unite rejected a proposal to meet at the conciliation service ACAS.It affects Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford and Trafford.Drivers at its Bolton, Bury, Rusholme and Tameside depots are unaffected and are working normally.Unite says the reason for the strike revolves around a dispute regarding changes to conditions, agreements and bargaining procedures, which First Manchester denies.First Manchester is “still seeking clarification around the specific issues of the dispute” and what resolution Unite requires to bring the dispute to an end.In an attempt to try and resolve the dispute, First Manchester has been in discussion with the conciliatory service ACAS.In an attempt to try and resolve the dispute, First Manchester has been in discussion with the conciliatory service ACASACAS offered to convene a meeting at their earliest opportunity of, Tuesday 24 May.As this coincided with the proposed day of strike action, ACAS put a proposal to Unite to postpone its action that would allow them to meet with the company and Unite to try and resolve the dispute.Unite representatives rejected the proposalFirst Manchester Director of Operations Adrian Worsfold says: “I’m very disappointed Unite is going ahead with strike action despite our efforts to avoid industrial action.“This will bring massive disruption to customers especially those in education, work and those needing to keep appointments as well as causing personal hardship to our driving team.“This action is unnecessary and unjustified and we urge Unite to explain what resolution they are seeking to resolve the trade dispute.“We ask Unite to call off this day of action and join us around the table with ACAS and to clarify what they are seeking to bring their dispute to an end.”First Manchester is currently reviewing contingency plans in the event that strike action cannot be avoided.last_img read more

JH Coaches sets the gold and silver standards with Thirlwells purchase

first_imgOperation moves into JH Coaches’ depot, but ‘well respected’ Thirlwells name will be keptJH Coaches has completed the purchase of fellow North East operator Thirlwells Coaches.No property is involved in the deal, but five coaches and four drivers have transferred. Thirlwells-liveried vehicles will operate from JH Coaches’ base at Birtley and they will also run under the JH O-Licence.However, Operations Director Ian Shipley says that the Thirlwells identity is well respected among customers locally and will be retained in the long term. Thirlwells’ brand has been overhauled to bring it in line with JH Coaches’ and already one Scania Touring formerly in gold has been repainted.Mr Shipley says that Thirlwells, which majors in holidays and private hire work for clients other than those of JH Coaches, is a “natural fit” with its business.“We have been steadily building our day trip programme, but we did not want to enter holidays from a standing start. Thirlwells has a strong tour programme, which will work well with what we do already.”Currently being finalised are dual-branded day trip and holiday brochures. Mr Shipley adds that there will be crossover between the JH-and Thirlwells-liveried fleets when those programmes are operated, and that a second coach will be repainted in the new Thirlwells scheme very soon.JH Coaches will invest in its fleet this year, with three new coaches on order for late April delivery. Mr Shipley does not rule out more investment, but he is mindful of the Tyneside Clean Air Zone before committing further.Nevertheless, he says that no coach will be more than 10 years old when full integration between the two businesses is complete.last_img read more

Taylor Swift Pens Strong Argument Against Apple’s Free Streaming Trial

first_imgWith Apple gearing up for the launch of their Beats Music streaming service, Taylor Swift made headlines by pulling her music, including the popular 1989 album, from the service’s catalog. With her motives questioned, the pop singer wrote an open letter to Apple detailing her concerns with the new service.To sum the note in two sentences, Swift concludes her note with a telling analogy. “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”T-Swift is referring to Apple’s plan to provide a three month free trial service of Beats Music, all the while not compensating artists for those three months of music. She admits that the three months won’t actually affect her, but that it will affect the music community as a whole.“This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.”Swift also gives Apple the benefit of the doubt, calling them a “historically progressive and generous company” and asking them to reverse “this particular call.” You can read the full letter here.last_img read more

POLL: Who makes it to Miami?

first_imgThe championship field is down to eight, which means the race for the championship is right around the corner.With the NASCAR playoff contenders trimmed down even more after the Hollywood Casino 400, the odds for some drivers are looking better and better. Martin Truex Jr. is still in contention for a shot at his first title. Jimmie Johnson is one round away from competing for an unprecedented eighth.But there are six other drivers who still have championship dreams of their own.Which four drivers do you think will make it to Homestead-Miami Speedway and compete for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup?Click the link below to vote. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Polllast_img

Patel highlights value of interfaith dialogue

first_imgEboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, discussed the importance and implications of interfaith narrative and dialogue in a lecture titled “Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Religious and Non-Religious Diversity in the 21st Century.” The lecture was sponsored by Notre Dame’s Multicultural Student Programs and Services.Patel, who also serves as an member of the Inaugural Advisory Council for the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, said the need for coexistence and cooperation among various religions would become a defining question of our time.“The question of how people orient around religion differently, or interact with one another, whether that be based on conflict or cooperation, will be one of the most engaging questions of the 21st century,” he said.Patel said becoming an interfaith leader is a process that involves viewing one’s identity as a person of faith as an opportunity to create relationships among multiple communities of faith, which helps establish cooperation and dialogue.“You could look to make [your faith identity] a barrier of division, you could look to make it a bludgeon of domination or you could look to make it a bridge of cooperation,” Patel said.Patel said civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist, was an example of a successful interfaith leader because he took inspiration from the peaceful protests of Mahatma Gandhi, a Hindu, and cooperated with prominent leaders of multiple religions.“Martin Luther King is many, many things, but amongst them, he is certainly an interfaith leader,” Patel said.Patel said interfaith leadership is developed through three key experiences or “moments.” He said these moments include being inspired by a person or ideal of another faith, engaging and cooperating with people of multiple religions and observing and collaborating in solutions to combat interfaith violence.“You being inspired by an ideal or a person from a different religion; you recognizing and lifting up your memories of partnering with people of different religions whose endeavors are beautiful and great and holy; you recognizing the scourge of religious violence and thinking to yourself, ‘there has to be something done about this and I will take some responsibility’ — these are the kinds of moments that help you craft your own story of interfaith leadership,” Patel said.Patel said interfaith dialogue requires youth leaders who create inspiring and innovative discussion on faith. He focused on the concept of storytelling in the process of developing as an interfaith leader and said interfaith leaders “tell new stories to the world and embody those stories in their lives.”He said storytelling involves creating narratives and environments that are defined by similarities among, rather than by division of, people of different faiths.“Part of what leaders do is shape environments that make salient the commonalities between people from different religions,” Patel said.Tags: Eboo Patel, Gandhi, interfaith, interfaith dialogue, Martin Luther Kind, Multicultural Student Programs and Serviceslast_img read more

Coke to buy $1.25 billion of GMCR as part of long-term partnership

first_imgby Tim McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc shares rose rapidly in after hours trading Wednesday to over $110 per share on the news that Coke would buy 10 percent of the company. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc (NASDAQ: GMCR), based in Waterbury, Vermont, announced today that the companies have signed a 10-year agreement to collaborate on the development and introduction of The Coca-Cola Company’s global brand portfolio for use in GMCR’s forthcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system.Under the global strategic agreement, GMCR and The Coca-Cola Company will cooperate to bring the Keurig Cold beverage system to consumers around the world. In an effort to align long-term interests, the companies also entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement whereby The Coca-Cola Company will purchase a 10 percent minority equity position in GMCR.This is seen by analysts as a direct response to the success of SodaStream, the at-home soda maker.Under the terms of the equity agreement, The Coca-Cola Company will acquire 16,684,139 newly issued shares in GMCR for approximately $1.25 billion, which represents an approximate 10% ownership in GMCR (after giving effect to the issuance). The newly issued shares have been priced at $74.98, which represents the trailing 50-trading-day volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) as of market close today.After the news was released, shares shot up over 30 points by 5 pm to over $110 in after hours trading. Shares opened at $109.89 Thursday on heavy volume before falling back to around $105. The 52-week range is $42.25 – $89.66. Coke and SodaStream were both up modestly following the news.SEE Q1 2014 RESULTSAs part of the strategic collaboration, GMCR will be The Coca-Cola Company’s exclusive partner for the production and sale of The Coca-Cola Company-branded single-serve, pod-based cold beverages. The two companies also will explore other future opportunities to collaborate on the Keurig® platform.”With The Coca-Cola Company as a global strategic partner in our multi-brand at-home Keurig Cold beverage system, we believe there is significant opportunity to premiumize and accelerate growth in the cold beverage category by empowering consumers with an innovative, convenient way to freshly prepare their favorite cold beverages at the push of a button,” said Brian P. Kelley, President and CEO of GMCR. “This global relationship combines The Coca-Cola Company’s unparalleled brand, distribution and marketing strengths with GMCR’s innovative technology and beverage system expertise.”Kelley is a former Coke executive.”Our 2020 Vision calls for decisive and timely action to continuously improve and evolve our global system to best serve our customers and consumers around the world,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. “This agreement demonstrates our creative approach to partnerships and ability to identify and stay at the forefront of consumer trends driving the industry. By pairing The Coca-Cola Company’s brand leadership and global footprint with GMCR’s innovative technology, together we will be able to capitalize on the many exciting growth opportunities in the single-serve, pod-based segment of the cold beverage industry. Importantly, this partnership provides our consumers with a convenient way to enjoy the brands they love through in-home preparation.”The investment is expected to close in March 2014, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals.GMCR’s Keurig Coldâ ¢ single-serve beverage system is currently under development with expected availability in GMCR’s fiscal year 2015. Keurig Coldâ ¢ will use precisely formulated single-serve pods to dispense freshly-made cold beverages including carbonated drinks, enhanced waters, juice drinks, sports drinks and teas in consumers’ homes with the one-touch simplicity, quality and variety that North American consumers love about the Keurig® brand hot system platform. The cold system is expected to be a similarly open-architecture platform like the Keurig® hot system.GMCR’s Use of ProceedsGMCR intends to execute a meaningful share repurchase program to reduce dilution from the transaction. This will be executed under the Company’s existing $1.1 billion share repurchase authorization. In addition, GMCR intends to use a portion of the proceeds from the new equity issuance to fund anticipated capital expenditures for its Keurig Coldâ ¢ beverage system over the next several years.BofA Merrill Lynch served as financial advisor to GMCR and Baker & McKenzie LLP is acting as legal advisor.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig® Single Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating a portion of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. For more information visit: www.gmcr.com(link is external). To purchase Keurig® and Green Mountain Coffee® products visit: www.Keurig.com(link is external), www.greenmountaincoffee.com(link is external) or www.keurig.ca(link is external).GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, www.GMCR.com(link is external), including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.ATLANTA & WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-2.5.2014last_img read more