Somanda looks to replicate vine village concept at 3 locations

first_imgMumbai, Nov 5 (PTI) After its success at Nashik, Somanda Vineyards plans to replicate its vine village concept at three other locations with two in Maharashtra and one in Goa, a senior company official said.”Today we have established Soma brand as not just a wine manufacturing firm, but we have taken it to the next level by developing a vine village comprising of a resort, villas and facilities for adventure sports,” Somanda Vineyards Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Pachpatil told PTI here.In 2006, Soma Vine Village at Nashik was integrated with Beyond Resort founded by Pachpatil, which is now called as Soma Vineyard Resort.The 25 acre Soma Vine Village comprises a 47-room resort, three luxurious villas, three restaurants and an adventure sports centre Zonkers, apart from a vineyard spread of over 14 acres.”We want to replicate this model at other locations as well and change the concept of vineyard from being just a place that produces grapes and manufactures wine. We are looking at replicating the model in the outskirts of Mumbai, one in Lonavala and another in Goa,” he said.Pachpatil said, he is in talks with various landowners where such vine resorts can be set up.He, however, did not disclose the amount of investments required for the expansion of this business.”This is at a very preliminary stage so I will not be able to give exact investment numbers but I am in talks with a few land owners and developers to set up vine resorts at different locations,” Pachpatil said.advertisementHe further said, the company wants to increase the manufacturing capacity at its Nashik winery from one lakh litres to five lakh litres by 2022.”We already have 13 variants of wine. But now I want to introduce some more varieties to suit the palate not just of the Indian wine lovers but also that of our foreign tourists,” Pachpatil said.The varietals include Chenin Blanc Silver, Chenin Blanc Gold, Sauvignon Blanc Silver, Sauvignon Blanc Gold, Brut Cuvee, Sec-Tale, Rose Sparkling, Rose Gold, Shiraz, Shiraz Cabernet. The Chenin and Sauvignion Blanc and Rose make up the dessert wine range. PTI PSK SM RSY MKJ MRlast_img read more

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A Look Back at Mo’Ne Davis’ Little League World Series Tournament

first_imgSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Mo’Ne’s moment is over. Her legacy may just be beginning.The 13-year-old star pitcher from Philadelphia wowed the world at the Little League World Series. She was the 18th girl to play in the event, and the only one to win a game on the mound. Her stunning run was stopped Thursday night by Chicago in a 6-5 loss.But she’ll go home as the darling of the tournament. Most of America — and parts of the world — were on a first-name basis with the pitcher. She was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. More than 34,000 people were in the stands to see her last game.What’s next for Mo’Ne?“The world’s her oyster, right?” Philadelphia manager Alex Rice said. “Mo’ne will figure out her future, and it’s going to be terrific. She’s going to dictate what it is. Good for her.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Belgium Overcame Stern Resistance from Greece, Winning 2-1 Away from home

first_imgATHENS (AP) – France wasted its chance to move a step closer to World Cup qualification after a 0-0 home draw with Luxembourg that leaves automatic qualification from Group A wide open with two games to go.Belgium overcame stern resistance from Greece to qualify for Russia 2018, winning 2-1 away from home. Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku’s winning goal put the other Red Devils out of reach at the top of Group H.___GROUP AWhile France fluffed countless chances, the Netherlands and Sweden had no problem finding the net.Proepper’s first international goals helped the Dutch keep their slim qualifying hopes alive — albeit four points behind Les Bleus.Proepper replaced veteran Wesley Sneijder and tapped in from close range in the seventh minute.Veteran winger Arjen Robben doubled the lead in the 67th minute with his 34th international goal. Georgi Kostadinov pulled back a goal just two minutes later before Proepper sealed the win in the 80th.On a night for firsts, Christoffer Nyman got his first Sweden goal to make it 2-0 midway through the first half.Emil Forsberg scored in the 18th and, after Nyman’s goal, striker Marcus Berg popped up with his 14th for Sweden to put the result beyond doubt at halftime.Center half Andreas Granqvist completed the scoring near the end with a penalty.___GROUP BSwitzerland scored early and twice shortly after halftime to keep its impressive qualifying run going.Forward Haris Seferovic netted his fourth goal in the qualifying campaign with a neat flick from close range, and Blerim Dzemaili and Ricardo Rodriguez added to the lead in the second half.Portugal remains three points behind the Swiss but kept pace with a seventh straight victory, 1-0 away to Hungary.Newly signed AC Milan striker Andre Silva headed in after a cross by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo three minutes into the second half in Budapest. It was Silva’s ninth international goal in only his 15th appearance.“We were always in control,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. “But it was a difficult and uncertain match.”Portugal, which lost the opening group game to Switzerland, hosts the Swiss in a table-topper in Lisbon on Oct. 10.Meanwhile, the Faeroe Islands are fourth after a 1-0 win against fellow struggler Andorra.___GROUP HA tense match in Greece was goalless until the 70th minute, when Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen blasted Belgium ahead with a fierce shot.Greece responded three minutes later through Zeca, but Belgium retook the lead thanks to Lukaku’s header one minute later.Belgium has an unassailable eight-point lead over second-place Bosnia-Herzegovina, making Belgium the first European team confirmed for the World Cup apart from host nation Russia.“We qualified, but it was not a great game,” Belgium full back Thomas Meunier said. “We found it tough to find our groove.”Two goals from Edin Dzeko helped Bosnia-Herzegovina win 4-0 away at Gibraltar to leapfrog Greece into second place, and taking the Roma striker’s international tally to 52 goals.Also, Mattias Kait may not be a household name but he is making a name for himself.The 19-year-old Fulham midfielder struck two minutes into injury time as next-to-last Estonia beat fourth-place Cyprus 1-0.___GROUP IDefender Domagoj Vida headed in a free kick from Real Madrid’s Luka Modric on his 50th international appearance to give Croatia a 1-0 win against Kosovo.The match started on Saturday but was abandoned after about 20 minutes due to a torrential downpour and postponed. It resumed Sunday on 21 minutes.Croatia leads the group with 16 points, two ahead of Ukraine. Iceland is third on 13 points and Turkey has 11.Ukraine plays Iceland on Tuesday, while Turkey hosts Croatia. ___JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports WriterAssociated Press writers Mike Corder, Tales Azzoni and James Ellingworth contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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World T20 number one spot on line in Zimbabwe

first_img\R Harare, June 30 (AFP) Australia, Pakistan and Zimbabwe meet in a T20 tri-series starting in Harare tomorrow with the world number one ranking on the line in the sport’s shortest format. Pakistan travel to Zimbabwe as the world’s top rated team but if the Australians are able to put their torrid tour of England behind them they could claim that status for themselves. Australia are in dire need of a confidence booster after enduring a 6-0 drubbing across limited overs formats on their tour of England, and ahead of their arrival in Zimbabwe coach Justin Langer insisted “there’s light at the end of the tunnel.” Australia slipped down to third in the ICC’s T20 rankings after their defeat to England but could come out of the Zimbabwe tri-series with the top ranking if they are able to reverse their losing streak. The challenge is a stiff one, however, as Australia are currently missing six key limited overs players, with Steve Smith and David Warner currently serving bans while Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitch Marsh all recovering from injuries. They will be up against a Pakistan side brimming with confidence after having lost only one of their eight T20 internationals this year. Looking to extend their success, Pakistan named a full strength squad for their trip to Zimbabwe. They decided not to rest fast bowler Mohammad Amir for this tour, while the contributions of 19-year-old leg-spinner Shadab Khan will also be crucial in conditions expected to favour spin.advertisement The experienced Mohammad Hafeez will likely return to their top order after his bowling action was cleared as legal last month. “Hafeez warranted a place after clearing his action,” said Pakistan selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. Uncapped opener Sahibzada Farhan was also included “after showing good form in domestic matches,” said Inzamam. Pakistan will also bank on the experience of captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who has toured Zimbabwe twice before. Hosts Zimbabwe have had their own side shorn of valuable experience due to a pay dispute between Zimbabwe Cricket and several senior players. There will be a new look to their team when they take on Pakistan in tomorrow’s opener, with young batsman Tarisai Musakanda tipped to be named as new captain. The Zimbabweans will also be distracted by the potential outcomes of the ongoing ICC conference, where their cricket board’s massive debts are being discussed. The signs are that this could be a difficult first outing for new coach Lalchand Rajput. “To be very honest, I just look at the players who are available and the best 15 or 17 which we have picked,” he said. “So my job is to get the 17 who are available and prepare them for the tri-series. I am not interested in who is available or not available. My job is for the people who are available and I want to prepare them well for the tri-series.” The three teams will play each other twice, with a rest day on Saturday before the top two sides meet in next Sunday’s final. (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more

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Is MS Dhoni changing nationalities? If he does, we will consider him for New Zealand team: Kane Williamson

first_imgMS Dhoni had been under the pump throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign as questions were constantly raised over strike rate in the middle overs. However, the batting great nearly pulled off yet another chase that looked improbable before he walked into bat, this time in the semi-final of the World Cup against New Zealand in Manchester.Dhoni hit a well-calculated fifty and stitched a 106-run stand for the 7th wicket with Ravindra Jadeja as India went from 92 for 6 to 208 for 7 in their chase of 240 in the 1st semi-final of World Cup 2019. New Zealand paces Matt Henry and Trent Boult jolted the Indian top-order, removing India’s top 3 — KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli — cheaply on the reserve day of the rain-affected semi-final.Dhoni though gave India hopes with his nonchalant approach to the chase. Dhoni and Jadeja nearly took India home but the scoreboard pressure and the early damage done by the New Zealand pacers proved too much in the end.MS Dhoni came close to finishing yet another game for India but a section of the cricket fraternity did question the wicketkeeper-batsman’s approach to the chase in the death overs. Dhoni was happy taking the singles and giving the strike to Ravindra Jadeja who hit a valiant 77 from 59 balls.When asked about the criticism Dhoni has had to deal with, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, talked up the India wicketkeeper’s experience.”He is not eligible to play for New Zealand,” Kane Williamson said.advertisement”Is he looking to change nationalities? Because we will consider that selection if we have to!”He’s a world-class player. Had I been the India captain? Yeah, his experience at his level and in these occasions is so important and his contribution today and yesterday, but throughout this campaign, it was extremely, extremely important. That partnership he was involved in with Jadeja who came in and hit the ball better than anybody in both teams was very, very valuable and he’s a world-class cricketer.”Kane Williamson also conceded MS Dhoni’s run out in the 49th over proved to be the difference between a final berth and an heartbreaking exit in the semi-final. Dhoni was run out by Martin Guptill who came with a brilliant direct hit from the deep.”We all know the game is a fine line in a number of ways. But that run-out was significant. We have seen Dhoni finish games from those similar positions on a number of occasions,” Williamson said.”It was a tough surface so nothing promised but naturally to dismiss Dhoni in whatever fashion is extremely important, but for a direct hit run-out very similar to Jadeja’s I think was a big moment in the game,” the New Zealand captain added.Also Read | India were never ahead of New Zealand in the run chase, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Ravindra Jadeja had hunger and determintation to do something special: Sachin TendulkarAlso See:last_img read more

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We4Sea Rolls Out Big Data Fuel Monitoring Platform

first_imgzoom Dutch ship-monitoring company We4Sea has launched the Big Data Fuel Monitoring platform aimed at increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions through the use of big data technology.The project was introduced in April this year. The company said it believes that there is a huge potential to increase sustainability and lower fuel consumption in the maritime world through the use of big data.“During the last 6 months, we have built, tested and validated a platform that is capable of importing ship’s data, and combining it with data from different sources, such as satellite data, waves, ocean currents and wind. Secondly, for every ship monitored, we design an energy simulation model, able to calculate fuel consumption and emissions, based on its sailing profile and weather encountered,“ Michiel Katgert, CTO We4Sea, said.To remind, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently set the implementation date for the 0.5% global sulphur cap for 2020. In 2008, the IMO unanimously adopted the global sulphur cap requiring all ships to use fuels with a maximum 0.5% sulphur content as of January 1, 2020.“With the recent IMO decisions on CO2 monitoring and lowering the sulphur cap in 2020, fuel monitoring will become a must. Starting at less than EUR 10 a day, we can monitor your ship on fuel-efficiency and emissions world-wide. It is our goal to reduce CO2 emissions with 1 million tons in 3 years,” Dan Veen, We4Sea’s CEO, said.The platform is intended for ship owners as well as maritime equipment manufacturers. To shipowners, the platform offers technical, logistical and operational insights based on big data analysis of the actual operations of their ships, according to the company.last_img read more

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Premier Stresses Challenges Opportunities in State of the Province Address

first_img doubling provincial immigration targets and initiating an immigrant job strategy providing 1,300 home insulation grants for qualified home owners creating 250 new community college seats targeting high-demand trades and professions setting up pre-hab teams to reduce wait times for surgery creating a Prior Learning Assessment Pilot Program Nova Scotia is poised to lead the way to economic recovery. The right choices and strong leadership will make that happen, Premier Darrell Dexter said today, Dec. 9, in his State of the Province address. Speaking to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, the premier outlined the challenges ahead to tackle climate change, spur the economy and balance the books at the earliest, reasonable opportunity. He also talked about the progress that has been made and the opportunities that lie ahead. “Government will bring forward modern, smart initiatives that will help make Nova Scotia a leader again,” Premier Dexter said. The premier also highlighted progress made to make things better for Nova Scotia families by improving health care and making life more affordable. An emergency room advisor has been hired and a three-year plan created to ensure emergency rooms stay open across the province. The HST was taken off basic home electricity, saving families millions in home energy costs, and increased funding for transition houses was fast-tracked. “This spring, for the first time in more than a decade, transition houses will see an increase in funding,” the premier said. “We are making life better for Nova Scotia families.” Other initiatives include: Premier Dexter said government will maintain jobs and put the province on a sustainable path. The key to doing that, he said, is living within our means. The Economic Advisory Panel suggested raising taxes, cutting spending and spurring economic growth. To help find the right balance, the finance minister will hold public consultations before the spring budget to ask Nova Scotians for ideas and input. Despite the challenges, there are plenty of opportunities for Nova Scotia, particularly through training and education. Premier Dexter said a recent trade mission to Vietnam strengthened opportunities for the province and the Port of Halifax, and highlighted opportunities for Nova Scotia to market its considerable learning expertise. The premier will continue to promote Nova Scotia to the world, leaving tonight for the global environment conference in Copenhagen. Premier Dexter said when regulatory changes are made in the spring, Nova Scotia will have the most aggressive renewable energy standard of any government in North America. It is the only jurisdiction in Canada with hard caps on greenhouse-gas emissions in the electricity sector. Nova Scotia is also showing the strongest signs of recovery anywhere in the country. According to CIBC’s world market report, Halifax has the strongest momentum coming out of the recession in Canada and leads 21 other major Canadian Cities in nine different measures of economic activity. “Even in the face of these steep challenges, I know the choices we make today will lead us to a brighter tomorrow and the best of times for Nova Scotia,” Premier Dexter said. “We will restore the sound financial foundation needed to once again make this province a leader in Canada, and the world.”last_img read more

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amfAR Announces 2017 Gala Milano

first_imgOn Thursday, September 21 amfAR will present the ninth annual amfAR Gala Milano in conjunction with Milan Fashion Week.The Italian fashion community has long been exemplary in its support of amfAR, with its fashion houses and designers leading many of the Foundation’s most successful fundraising efforts. To date, amfAR Gala Milano has raised over $12 million for amfAR’s lifesaving research.Like all amfAR events, amfAR Gala Milano will draw an exciting and diverse range of distinguished guests, including many of the celebrities, personalities, and designers associated with Milan Fashion Week, as well as famous names from the worlds of music, business, art, and international society. In recent years, amfAR has paid tribute to entrepeneur Lapo Elkann, the late Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani, President of OTB Group Renzo Rosso, and Remo Ruffini of Moncler for their outstanding personal commitment to the fight against AIDS.Past events have been chaired by the likes of Sharon Stone, Dakota Johnson, Heidi Klum, Rosario Dawson, Juliette Lewis, Karolina Kurkova, Jeremy Piven, Coco Rocha, Michelle Rodriguez, and Irina Shayk.Event produced by Andy Boose/AAB Productions.DATEThursday, September 21, 2017TIME8:00 p.m. Cocktails9:00 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction, Performance12:00 a.m. The After PartyLOCATIONLa PermanenteMilan, ItalyTABLES/TICKETSTABLESGrand Philanthropist Table for 12 €40,000Grand Benefactor Table for 10 €25,000Benefactor Table for 10 €17,500TICKETSBenefactor Package for Two €10,000Patron Ticket €2,500Supporter Ticket €1,750Click here to purchase tickets online.last_img read more

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Last chance to buy Trivia Night tickets

Planning to try your luck at trivia to support the United Way?The deadline to purchase tickets for Brock University’s sixth annual Trivia Night is Tuesday, Nov. 10 at noon.The event takes place this Friday, Nov. 13 at Club Roma. Doors open at 6 p.m., with a pasta dinner and trivia beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information on ways to give.Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from the Campus Store. If you’re interested in forming a team of eight, fill out a sign-up sheet at the check-out. You can also purchase individual tickets;  simply add your name to a team that is looking for more team members.For more information on Trivia Night, visit brocku.ca/united-way

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Prince Georges school to help Duke and Duchess of Cambridge feel secure

first_imgPrince GeorgeCredit:PA Prince George on his first day at nurseryCredit:PA As well as a formal induction meeting, mothers, fathers and carers are also invited to social drinks before the school year starts, and will fill in a handbook with their son or daughter explaining their interests and favourite things.Children are invited to their own party to meet their new classmates and teachers.Those born after April 1, like Prince George, have the option of taking a half day each Tuesday and Thursday in their first term as they get used to formal schooling.   Prince William on his first day at school The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet fellow parents As well as mainstream subjects, children are taught about “understanding the world”, “expressive arts and design” and, usefully for a future king, “British values”.Simon O’Malley, headmaster, has said: “The most important school rule is to ‘Be Kind’.”Documents published by the school outlining its early years policies detail the steps they take to ease children and parents in. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet fellow parentsCredit:AP Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Met by head of lower school, Helen Haslem, the third-in-line to the throne will pose for a photograph to mark the milestone for the history books before his parents take him to hang his coat and bag ready for lessons. Prince George Prince George on his first day at nursery Prince William on his first day at school As the first day of school dawns, it is sometimes hard to tell who is more nervous: the four-year-old child on a new adventure, or his parents waving him off.But if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are experiencing any jitters about Prince George’s first day, it appears they are in good hands.The Prince’s new school, Thomas’ Battersea, has promised to place special emphasis on making sure new parents “feel secure” about leaving their children, with a drinks reception, handbook, and workshops to show them what their reception-year offspring are learning. “They would like, as far as is possible, for him to enjoy the same education that all of our pupils receive and for them to join the school community as all of our new parents do.” Prince Charles on his first day at Cheam, with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Prince Charles on his first day at Cheam, with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh As Prince George’s future school was announced in March, Thomas’ parents were told in an email: “The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George’s attendance at Thomas’s to change its aims, values or ethos in any way. As Prince George’s first school year continues, the Duke and Duchess will even be invited – along with other early years parents – into watch lessons, learning how to help their four-year-olds with phonics at home.Prince George, along with all his peers, has also been invited to a pre-term party to help settle in and make new friends.He will make his first official outing into the classroom on Thursday, when the Duke and Duchess will both accompany him to the Thomas’ door. Earlier this year, the Duchess joked of her small son starting school: “I’m not sure George has any idea what’s going to hit him.”During an engagement at the National Portrait Gallery, she met fellow Thomas’ parents who reassured her about the “really friendly” school.She told them: “I may see you at the school gates.” Thomas’ has been described in a recent Good Schools’ Guide as “big, busy, slightly chaotic”, with a roof garden for its youngest pupils to enjoy.last_img read more

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Geek Deals Save Hundreds with Trivia Champion Humble Book Bundle

first_imgAre you a trivia geek? Well, the Trivia Champion Humble Book Bundle is a must-have. Get 24 DRM-free ebooks for as little as $15, and while you’re at it, you can help out charity too. • Humble Book Bundle: Trivia ChampionAt the minimum, one dollar will get you six lovely books jam-packed with info. Tackle Greek mythology, the science of the world around us, and even some of the most trying aspects of human interactions.Pay at least $1Greek Mythology ExplainedHow Art Can Make You HappyWhere, the Why, and the HowUnderachiever’s ManifestoCrap DatesK is for KnifeballSpend a bit more, and you’ll get eight more books – all available DRM-free and in multiple formats. Geography, animation, history, and more are yours for the taking.Pay at least $8What’s It Like in Space?Who, the What, and the WhenHow to DriveWhy Boys Need ParentsBook of “Unnecessary” Quotation MarksF for EffortAnswers to Questions You’ve Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography and the AbsurdAnime ImpactMax out at the $15 level, and you’ll get ten extra books on top of the 14 from the previous two tiers. From sci-fi to humor to bitcoins, there’s a lot to chew on here.Pay at least $15F in ExamsThe Atlantropa ArticlesThe Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains: An Introduction into Cryptocurrency and the Technology that Powers ThemThe Origin of Names, Words and Everything in BetweenThe Story Behind: The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary ObjectsCold Fusion Presents: New ThinkingFilms from the FutureEncyclopedia of RainbowsCreative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects from 50 Successful ArtistsPlanetsOn top of all of that, a chunk of your bundle’s purchase price will go toward the National Coalition Against Censorship and 826 National. Do good and brush up on trivia at the same time!Sale Ends: September 26th, 2018 at 11AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

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Surf With a Cop connects law enforcement and foster children

first_img Posted: July 19, 2019 Thanks to @SDSheriff and @urbansurf4kids for putting together “Surf with a Cop” for over 100-foster youth in San Diego! Come support Sat. July 20th 10a-2p at La Jolla Shores. Always love hanging with @surfdogteddy ????‍♀️ ???? ???? #surfwithacop #surfdogteddy @kusi_gmsd @KUSINews pic.twitter.com/JpG5gFcM11— Lauren Phinney KUSI (@LaurenKUSI) July 19, 2019 ‘Surf With a Cop’ connects law enforcement and foster children Updated: 11:42 AM July 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Federal agents and local law enforcement officers will meet with dozens of foster children Saturday for Urban Surf 4 Kids’ annual ‘Surf with a Cop’ event at La Jolla Shores.The event on July 20, 2019, will provide surf therapy to 80 foster children ranging in ages from 4 to 18 and allow law enforcement officers to develop relationships with the children through beach activities and educational demonstrations. Urban Surf 4 Kids is a nonprofit that provides surf therapy and mentoring for foster and at-risk youth who are victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.The San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Harbor Police, the California Highway Patrol, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Corrections will attend.one of many volunteers teaching foster kids how to surf is Sergeant Daniel Sloppye and Surf Dog Teddy.Law enforcement demonstrations will include a Dog Bite demonstration by the CHP, a Narcotics demonstration by the Border Patrol and presentations on the Explorer’s Program and the Respect Program from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.“This event is so special because often children who have suffered abuse and neglect are removed from dangerous domestic situations by law enforcement officers. Events like this help our children heal from that trauma and experience the human side of law enforcement,” said Roxanne Avant, executive director of Urban Surf 4 Kids.The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grass just north of the parking lot in Kellogg Park. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Gas Prices Rising in Texas Hard to Say Where Theyre Headed Next

first_imgGail Delaughter/Houston Public MediaA Houston freeway.During a time when gas prices are supposed to be decreasing, Texas drivers are paying more at the pump. The statewide average now stands at $2.65 a gallon. That’s up three cents from last week.Joshua Zuber, from AAA Texas, said prices are usually lower after Labor Day when there’s less demand for gas. However, this year that’s not the case.“Our AAA national fall forecast was predicting that we would see gas prices fall again because of cyclical factors,” explained Zuber. “But we have so many geopolitical factors in play right now that it’s too soon to tell what we’re going to be seeing as we move through the fall and the winter months.”Zuber said they’re watching things globally on two fronts.“We’ve got a number of geopolitical factors including the Iranian sanctions which are supposed to take place coming up in November, focusing specifically on the energy sector,” he added, “plus, we’re seeing Venezuela’s economy unfortunately take a turn for the worst so we’re going to see possibly an impact there.”Zuber noted it’s unknown right now as to where prices are headed next. “At this point there are just so many factors impacting gas prices that it is difficult to tell,” he told News 88.7.According to the AAA Texas survey, Midland has the highest average gas prices at $3.07. The lowest averages are in San Antonio and McAllen at $2.58.In Houston, drivers are paying an average of $2.60, four cents more than last week. Share
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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wed Mar 8

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u Known as “knockers,” or “jump out boys,” Baltimore City plainclothes police have been ubiquitous on city streets for many years. But, no more according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. We’ll discuss the alleged end of plainclothes policing in Baltimore with The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

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SSC to recruit 42000 teachers staff

first_imgKolkata: The School Service Commission (SSC) will fill up vacancies of about 42,000 teachers, non-teaching staff and Group D employees in schools right from upper primary to the higher secondary level by March 2019.”I will stress upon filling up the vacant posts in schools and take all necessary measures to expedite the process as it will be employing so many job seekers,” said Soumitra Sarkar, chairman of SSC. Sarkar has taken charge of the SSC from January 9. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalElaborating on the vacancies, Sarkar said the highest number of teaching vacancies lies in the upper primary level with 13,080 posts to be filled up. “Their counselling will begin by the end of January and accordingly the list will be forwarded to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) for handing over the offer letters,” Sarkar said. Speaking on the vacancies at the Madhyamik level (Class IX and X) which is 12,905, he said the SSC has already finished counselling of 6,524 and sent the list to the WBBSE for necessary action. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The second phase counselling will start by last week of January or beginning of February,” he added. The vacancies exclude 10 percent that should be filled up with para teachers as per directions of the court. The list of headmasters to fill up the existing 2,243 vacancies will be published by Wednesday evening. The counselling dates will be January 22, 24 and 25 and then it will be sent to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for handing over the offer letters. At the higher secondary level, the final vacancy is 5,711 of which SSC has already counselled 4,889 candidates. The next phase of counseling for filling up the remaining 822 vacancies will be done soon. “The filling up 1,034 vacancies in physical education and 1,099 in work education will also be completed by March. 2,057 vacancies for clerks and 3,955 for Group D staff will also be done by March,” Sarkar maintained. He further added that already 19,406 candidates have got jobs through various stages of recruitment process that started from July, 2018. The remaining 22,678 vacancies will be filled up by March. Sarkar mentioned that there has been a misconception among some people regarding Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s plans to have graduates as interns for teaching in colleges where there is a dearth of teachers. “It has nothing to do with the process of recruitment of the SSC which will continue to be in the same fashion,” he maintained.last_img read more

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9 CASC Aberdeen What does CASC stand for Cigars

first_img9. CASC, AberdeenWhat does CASC stand for? Cigars. Ale. Scotch. Coffee. Of course, this place has it in abundance. They scrawl their lengthy list of brews across chalkboards so you can take your pick of lagers, stouts and ciders from all over the world; starting at £2.30 3. Sandbar, ManchesterSandbar is sandwiched between two University buildings, so you’d expect low prices and cheap pub grub. However, their ‘cheap pub grub’ comes in the form of 12-hour brisket, stone baked pizzas and pesto gnocchi – perfect with one of the guest ales, with pints from £2.70. More: 7 of the best places to go drinking in EuropeNot into beer? Here are 10 of the world’s sexiest barsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 5. The Jewel of the Severn, ShropshireAt this spoons pub the name of the game is cheap and cheerful, but the locals seem to love it and the meal deals are on most nights of the week. Brilliant for a quick pint and a bite to eat, especially with pints from £1.75. Related7 cities where you’ll find the cheapest beer in EuropeFrom cheap ales in Budapest to free wine in Paris, in honour of National Beer Day (15th June) we’ve got seven ideas for city breaks in Europe where your pounds will buy you more pints. Beer we go, then!7 things to do in Dublin for under a fiver7 places to make your stay in the capital of the Emerald Isle a bit more wallet-friendly.7 cheapest flights of the week – all under £25 return7 countries, 7 flights, 7 total bargains – we find you the seven most ridiculously low-priced return flights on the web this week. 7. The Palace, LeedsThe majority of major cities fell into the 3 – 4 price bracket, leaving them well out of our list. However, Leeds’ is student central, which means the prices can still be relatively low. The Palace, in Kirkgate, serves up traditional favourites as well as microbrews, and a welcoming pub atmosphere. They even do pints for a pound if you sign up to the Hop Circle. 6. Beer House, Bury St EdmundsWhen PintPrice ordered regions of the UK according to the cost of a pint in said regions, Bury St Edmunds came out at number 1 at a shocking 99 pence a pint. Whilst no one knows where this mythical pint price came from, the prices in local taverns are still far cheaper than neighbouring honeypot, Cambridge. Whatever the prices, the Beer House’s 1286-strong ‘beer count‘ is impressive.center_img The average price of a pint in the UK now stands at £3, but this figure rockets up to an average of £3.65 in London. On the other end of the spectrum, you can get a pint for a pound in Bury St Edmonds, and Bridgend – but we can’t guarantee the quality of watering hole. We have picked a selection of great pubs with pints under £3.1. Princess Louise, LondonThis traditional Victorian alehouse has retained most of its original features, giving it a “Sherlock Holmes” vibe. Although they don’t serve the traditional names, you’ll find a mix of ales from the Sam Smith Brewery (Yorkshire) for under three quid (£2.85 in fact). 2. The Society Room, GlasgowYes, it’s a JD Wetherspoons, but If you’re happy enough with the Curry Club, this is the place for a cheap pint. And if this particular JDW is not to your taste, there are four more within 0.3 miles staggering distance, including the Counting House for last orders if you’re heading home from Queen’s Street station. 10. Hope & Anchor, TenbyPembrokeshire is a beautiful part of the UK, and the herds of tourists visiting scooch up the prices in local country pubs. However, Hope & Anchor have managed to keep their simple pub grub, and their beer, good value. 8. The Centurion, Newcastle Upon TyneThere was once a time when train travel was considered a luxury…no, really. Although we might not have kept that culture, The Centurion certainly has. Situated within walking distance of central station, the former first class passenger lounge is a flagsheep pub for Black Sheep Bitter, and usually carries a few guest ales from microbreweries. 4. The Constant Service, BrightonThe Lanes of Brighton are a maze, so it’s easy to get trapped in one of the pricier pubs. If you can manage to find the Constant Service, you’ll be able to find some knockd-down deals if you time it for happy hour in this warm and inviting English pub that does a fine line in hog roasts in summer.last_img read more

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Achna council puts off decision on crocodile park

first_imgThe Achna community council has put off to a decision regarding the opening of a crocodile park in the district.“The community council decided unanimously to ask the head of district administration in Famagusta, Giorgos Chrysafinis, to convene a meeting of all the relevant state services, in the presence of the company that wants to create the crocodile park, so that all views, positive and negative, will be heard. A further session of the community council will then take place in order to make the final decision ” community leader Nicos Vassilas said.The crocodile park, a theme park with about 150 crocodiles, was rejected by the Psevmatismos and Athienou communities, and in December Israeli company TSA Crocopark approached the Achna district to discuss the project.The site for the eventual creation of the park is located near the old road from Larnaca to Famagusta, in the area between the Achna forest and Vrysoulles.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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But participants on both sides at the symposium worried that this plan seems rushed.Risk analysis expert Baruch Fischhoff of CarnegieMellonUniversityin Pittsburgh Pennsylvania toldScienceInsider that it is not possible to do a quantitative analysis that quickly "Somebody may need to use the numbers for political cover but it will be meaningless" he saidScientists know that climate change is putting species around the globe in peril but just how much peril After all when evolution failed to keep pace with a major climatic event 65 million years ago half the planet’s species went extinct and dinosaurs were reduced to jittery feathered creatures that get bullied by squirrels on bird-feeders A new study suggests that our current era of climate change won’t just exceed the rate of evolution but will do so by a factor of thousands Although the work doesn’t go so far as predicting an extinction rate it doesn’t bode well for the near future of global biodiversity The world has warmed 06°C in the past few decades and climate models say that we could see another 4° by century’s end "We want to know if species will be able to adapt to climate change quickly enough based on how they adapted to climate change in the past" says evolutionary ecologist John Wiens of the University of Arizona in Tucson and lead author of the new study Wiens decided to investigate by looking at the top branches of family trees When two living species are closely related scientists can estimate how long ago they diverged thus providing an age for their common ancestor Researchers can also estimate temperature and precipitation in that ancestor’s habitat using evolutionary models With help from Yale University biology student Ignacio Quintero Wiens calculated such estimates for 540 species in 17 groups of living vertebrates They studied reptiles amphibians birds and mammals primarily native to North and Central America but with some European Asian Australian South American and African species as well Then they used global climate models to determine how the local climate of each species is expected to change by the end of this century Despite differences in local climate and in the vertebrates themselves the results were consistent The average rate of adaptation for 15 of the 17 groups was less than 1°C per million years Two groups adapted slightly faster but still below 2° per million years So if a frog breeds in autumn because the temperature is right it might adapt to warmer temperatures by breeding in December January or February And lizards that survive on those eggs might have to change their diet But the study found that such adaptations typically occur about 10000 to 100000 times too slowly to keep pace with global warming projections for the year 2100 The researchers reached the same conclusion for the expected regional increases and decreases in rainfall: Again the species adapted 10000 to 100000 times too slowly Adapting too slowly does not mean certain death A species can relocate But due to habitat destruction and other factors not all species can move If a rodent lives on a mountain and warmer temperatures compel the animal to climb higher it may run out of mountain while temperatures keep rising Wiens was surprised by the results because they suggest that the studied species which typically adapt to less than 1°C of change per million years now must adapt to 4° between now and the year 2100 "It’s almost crazy to think that they’re going to in just a few decades be more different than they’ve become over millions of years" he says Wiens cautions that the study—which will be published in the August issue of Ecology Letters—looked at only hundreds of species not the millions in real-life ecosystems and does not attempt to estimate an extinction rate "If you extrapolated from our sample of species it might be about 50% but it could be more or it could be less" he says "I think this is a very interesting and worthy study which will certainly stimulate a lot of discussion" says evolutionary biologist Michael Donoghue of Yale University who wasn’t involved in the study But the paper itself notes that animals could be considerably more adaptable than its methods suggest "Somebody could reasonably argue that they’ve been evolving at this rate because climates have been changing slowly" Donoghue says Other studies have found remarkably high rates of adaptation in some species such as Galápagos finches he says For example a 2006 report found that when a nonnative species of ground finch arrived on one Galápagos island it began feeding on large seeds that were preferred by a smaller native ground finch Unable to compete with the bigger bird the smaller species instead evolved a smaller beak to specialize in smaller seeds—all in about 20 years "I think they have done a good job of addressing potential minor and major sources of error" Donoghue says "This will help with the reception of these findings but will not completely eliminate skepticism" Another possible source of error is the estimated time scales If the researchers incorrectly estimated a 200000-year-old salamander species to be 2 million years old then their result was off by a factor of 10 making the salamander’s rate of evolution 20000 times slower than climate change instead of 200000 times slower In other words the sources of error are important but probably not significant enough to overwhelm the conclusions says Lauren Buckley a University of Washington Seattle climate change ecologist who wasn’t involved in the study "They’ve made a good argument that the point still stands" Buckley says "I think my main take-home from the article is that the techniques are pretty coarse but it does give us a back-of-the-envelope estimation" Baric said. 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