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Jose Mourinho accepts top four finish for Manchester United FC is impossible

first_imgJose Mourinho admitted that Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal means it will now be “impossible” for Manchester United to finish in the top four.United remain four points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City with three games remaining, including a trip to second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.Mourinho said their cramped schedule, which includes a possible two further Europa League games, means they must win the tournament to qualify for next season’s Champions League.”It is impossible to finish in the top four. We must play Thursday (against Celta Vigo) and then we go again against Tottenham, but we cannot go with everything against Tottenham,” the United manager said.”Three days later we have Southampton, and then Crystal palace. Others will be playing once a week.”Mourinho said he was delighted with the performance of his players and said, under the burden of so many injuries and fixtures, he was surprised they managed to go 25 games unbeaten in the Premier League.He said his task now was to continue to rotate his squad to ensure United win the Europa League. At the Emirates, Mourinho gave a Premier League debut to Axel Tuanzebe, saying he was delighted by the 19-year-old’s performance.”The kid was brilliant,” said Mourinho, who asked him to play at right-back instead of his normal position in the centre of defence.”Tuanzebe is a good player. He is a good kid and a good professional and it doesn’t matter what position he starts. Every minute he spends with us training is fantastic for him, every minute in the Premier League is a plus.advertisement”To play against (Alexis) Sanchez, (Mesut) Ozil, (Danny) Welbeck… these are big players. His best position is central defence but against the big boys it is right-back.”last_img read more

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Said & Done: ‘They make up nonsense for money’ – Ramzan Kadyrov

first_imgQuote of the weekGianni Infantino – unhappy with “the amount of money flowing out of football” to agents. Infantino – paid £1.15m basic plus bonus, house, cars and a flowers budget – warned the culture “raises questions about potential misuse of funds”.• Also new last week, a month after Infantino pledged to “promote human rights as a top priority”: Fifa approving Chechnya as Egypt’s World Cup base. Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov’s take on the backlash against his rights record: “It’s all an invention by foreign agents who are paid a few kopecks. These so-called human rights activists make up all sorts of nonsense for money.”MeanwhileAlso making good governance headlines last week: a) Africa’s confederation president Ahmad Ahmad – happy with newly elected executive Patrice Edouard Ngaissona’s fit and proper status. Ahmad said Ngaissona – a former Central African Republic terror group leader who denies links to atrocities – was “being destroyed” on social media, “but [there are] integrity checks at Fifa. And he passed his integrity check.”b) Albania FA president Armand Duka – denying alleged voting irregularities after winning a fifth straight term. “I’m happy and excited. I say this with conviction: my FA is a model institution.”And c) Thailand FA president Somyot Poompanmoung – rejecting talk that his decision to borrow $9.5m from a brothel owner wanted for alleged human trafficking looks bad. Somyot, a former police commissioner, told media he was “unaware” of how his friend made the money – “and it’s not strange at all that I would know him. I’m just the type of guy who has many friends.”Plus: lesson of the weekAlexander Alayev, acting head of Russia’s FA, urging rival FAs to stop “throwing a shadow” over Russia’s image. Alayev – unhappy with Norway’s FA calling for Fifa to step up its Russian doping inquiry – told media: “Fair play is not just about players on the pitch. First and foremost, it’s about respect for each other.”Other newsNew last week from modern football: features Said and done a) Cayman Islands-registered Hong Kong-based Manila casino operator International Entertainment Corporation agreeing a deal to buy Wigan. “The proposed acquisition, if materialised, will diversify the income stream of the company and broaden its revenue base.”b) Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward giving fans a new measure of success: “The Alexis Sánchez signing generated 75% more social media interactions than Neymar’s world record transfer to PSG.”And c) Jesse Lingard, revealing how misspelled banter tweeted from his account during the Munich disaster memorial service was sent by “a member of my media team. It does not reflect my personality or views on this emotional day”.Busy week forSwitzerland: Sion president Christian Constantin – a) losing an appeal against his nine-month ban for tripping then hitting a pundit, and b) sacking his third coach of the season. Constantin said the sacking made everything better. “We were making the same mistakes every game. It was just like copy and paste.”Also making changesa) 2 Feb: Paul Heckingbottom – relieved to end talk over his Barnsley future by signing a new deal: “People can stop asking me about it now. There was never any issue about getting it done … never any doubt. This is a community club. I’m proud to be part of it.” 6 Feb: Joins Leeds.b) 24 Jan, Bradford City, issuing a statement: “WE WILL COME BACK STRONGER, TOGETHER! The board of directors would like to place on record their 100% support for Stuart McCall. We all know that only we can control our own destiny. We must take responsibility, as a collective, not as individuals.” 5 Feb: “This decision has not been taken lightly.” Pinterest Topics Read more Football Share on Twitter c) Didier Bortolozzi, president of Belgium’s AS Fontainoise, sacking coach Quentin Archambeau for making players take breathalyser tests before a match. “With this, he lost the dressing room. I’m not sure he had a right to do that.”And d) Cristian Neira, coach of Argentina’s Escuela Presidente Roca, resigning after one of his fringe players pulled a gun on him and demanded more game time. League president Emeterio Farías: “He resigned for his own safety. This is a first for us.”Nature of the weekBrazil: Anapolina president Paulo Nelli, sorry for any offence after calling a referee a “bum, thief, robber” and telling him: “you won’t leave this place alive”. Nelli: “Death threats are simply not in my nature. It was an emotional time.”Most competitiveBrazil: Atletico-MG coach Oswaldo de Oliveira, reflecting on being sacked a day after confronting a “total jerk” “asshole” journalist in a post-game interview. “Yes, I had an irrational moment, but I was true to myself. My veins run with competitive blood.”And best comebackArgentina: Atlético Chascomús keeper Gastón “the butcher” Sessa, 44, accused of “punching a fan on the nose” after coming out of retirement. Sessa, whose previous bans include two for grabbing referees by the neck, revealed in 2016 how “people get me all wrong. Those who really know me know I’m a happy person. I’m just passionate about what I do.” Dave Whelan agrees deal to sell Wigan Athletic to Hong Kong-based company Read more Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Facebook Twitter Fifa David Squires on … Riyad Mahrez and his Leicester City impasse Share on LinkedIn Football politics Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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ATF price cut by 58 pc subsidised LPG by Rs 3

first_imgNew Delhi: Jet fuel price was on Monday cut by a steep 5.8 per cent to a four-month low on softening international oil prices, according to state-owned fuel retailers. Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price in Delhi was cut by Rs 3,806.44 per kilolitre to Rs 61,200.36 per kl. This is the second straight monthly price reduction. State-owned fuel marketing companies revise ATF prices on 1st of every month based on average of benchmark international oil price in the previous month. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep In Mumbai, home to country’s busiest airport, ATF price was cut to Rs 61,199.79 per kl from Rs 64,946.04 per kl, according to a price notification issued by oil companies. Rates were last cut by a marginal Rs 61.05 per kl on June 1. Reduction in ATF rates will bring relief to cash strapped airlines. Simultaneously, oil firms also cut the price of cooking gas LPG. Subsidised LPG rate was reduced by Rs 3.02 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 494.35 in Delhi. In Mumbai, the subsidised 14.2-kg bottle will cost Rs 492.04 as compared to Rs 495.09 till Sunday. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs The rate cut has come after four monthly increases since March. In all, rates have gone up by Rs 3.84 per cylinder. Following the same pattern, the cost of non-subsidised LPG – the one that consumers buy after exhausting their quota of 12 bottles of 14.2-kg at below market price, was cut by Rs 100.5 to Rs 637. The monthly 25 paise per litre increase in kerosene price continued for the 24th month in a row. While Delhi has been declared kerosene-free city after LPG penetration reached 100 per cent of the population, the subsidised fuel in Mumbai now costs Rs 32.18 per litre as compared to Rs 31.92 a litre last month. Rates have been increased by 25 paise per litre every month since July 2016 with a view to eliminating subsidy on the cooking fuel. Price of subsidised kerosene, sold through the public distribution system on ration cards, has more than doubled since the 25 paisa hikes were introduced. The fuel was priced at Rs 15.02 per litre in Mumbai before the hike was introduced. Non-subsidised or market priced kerosene rate was cut to Rs 61,926.40 per kl (Rs 61.92 per litre) in Mumbai from Rs 63,932.40 per kl (Rs 63.93 per litre) in June. At the current rate, it would take another two years to eliminate all the subsidies on kerosene.last_img read more

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Rural Bengal is open defecationfree CM

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared rural Bengal as Open Defecation Free (ODF) and said the target has been achieved much ahead of the schedule. She further added that the state government will now focus on solid waste management.Banerjee in a post wrote: “I am happy to share with you that rural Bengal is now open defecation free. Govt of India has confirmed our achievement which was our mission towards a cleaner and greener environment and safe living. 1.35 crore households have been covered under this Mission Nirmal Bangla programme. Our next focus would be solid waste management. My best wishes to all.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to the information available with the Panchayats and Rural Development department, in Mission Nirmal Bangla, the department had provided toilets to 65.96 lakh households since 2013-14 taking the total to 135.35 lakh households with toilets as found during the baseline survey. All villages, Gram Panchayats, blocks and districts are now Open Defecation Free. It may be recalled that Nadia was the first district in the country to be declared ODF by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaySenior officials of the Panchayats and Rural Development department said now the biggest job would be to create awareness among the rural people to ensure that they use the toilets. Some NGOs have been deployed to conduct awareness campaigns along with the P&RD department. Maintenance of the toilets will be another important issue as no money will be given if the toilets become defunct. The state government is now emphasising on solid waste management. The Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department has asked all the municipalities and civic bodies to segregate garbage at source.last_img read more

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State hands over land to set up research centre in Jyoti Basus

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has given the possession of a plot of land to Left Front for setting up a research centre in the name of former chief minister and party veteran Jyoti Basu.”We have handed over the possession letter to CPI-M state secretariat member Rabin Deb on Wednesday. The Cabinet approval for the same has already been received. I have asked Deb to inform us when they submit their building plan to Newtown Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) so that the process can be fast tracked ,” said Firhad Hakim, state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister in Nabanna on Thursday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe reiterated that no additional money was taken from the party while handing over the possession letter. The proposed centre is scheduled to have digitised information on Basu, besides housing an auditorium, a conference room, a seminar room, a library and guest rooms. The erstwhile Left Front government was allotted a five-acre plot of land in 2010 to build the Jyoti Basu Centre for Social Studies and Research in Rajarhat-Newtown with the party planning to launch the centre on Basu”s centenary in 2014. However, the deal delayed with the Trinamool Congress government assuming power in 2011. The Left Front delegation had called upon both Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who asked Firhad Hakim to expedite the matter.last_img read more

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MLAs daughter delivers Mothers Day gifts to local seniors

first_img“I was riding by the hospital recently and saw a bunch of seniors out front of the care centre, they were so nice and friendly, I just felt I wanted to do something nice for them,” said Davies. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The ladies residing at Peace Villa and Abbeyfield House each received a carnation, chocolate and a card on Mother’s Day after the daughter of Peace River North MLA Dan Davies came up with the idea of doing something nice for local seniors.Bert Bowes Grade 7 student Hana Davies said she thought of the idea of giving the gifts last week. Dan Davies said his daughter got permission from the two care centres, did a budget, and got Inland Concrete to sponsor the gifts. Davies hand-delivered the surprise gifts to the residents of the two facilities at lunch time on Mother’s Day.Hana Davies handing a flower and card to Peace Villa resident Debbie Simons. Supplied photo.last_img read more

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A pattern from Kargil to Balakot

first_imgNothing could be more serious than the fact that for the very first time in the history of Independent India, eight former service chiefs, including another around 150 veterans, had to write a letter to the President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to intervene against politicisation of the military in the Lok Sabha elections. Though the letter endorsed by 156 prominent army-men requests the President to take all necessary steps to ‘urgently direct all political parties’ that they must forthwith desist from using the military, military uniforms or symbols and any action by military formations or personnel for political purposes or to further their political agenda, the timing of the letter clearly shows that the army veterans are deeply upset with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to first time voters to dedicate their vote to the memory of Balakot and Pulwama. Modi had even gone to the extent of telling the young voters that if they will push the lotus symbol in EVMs, their vote will directly reach him. Election Commission has also expressed serious displeasure on Modi’s speech in an election rally at Latur in Maharashtra in which he made every effort to take political advantage of the unfortunate incident in Pulwama and a fitting reply by Indian army in Balakot. Prime Minister Modi shows no sign of any hesitation in tearing apart the election code of conduct whenever he gets an opportunity to attract voters. At different times during assembly elections held in the past five years, he never bothered to respect the basic spirit of elections in a democracy. Modi has within him strong defiance for any democratic norm. He always tried to take political advantage of the achievements of Indian Forces after taking over as the Prime Minister. I recall the last day of January 2017, when the then President Pranab Mukherjee mentioned about the surgical strikes in his address to the joint session of Parliament. Modi thumped his desk the loudest and his body language was giving all the credits to this achievement to himself. After September 2017 surgical strikes by the army across the Line of Control, Modi has spared no stone unturned in making such actions the central theme of his government’s stellar achievements. Prime Minister Modi never bothered to consider the negative consequences of using military operations to garner votes for his Bhartiya Janta Party. Even his lieutenants such as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath have gone to the extent calling the forces as “Modi ki Sena” without giving a thought that it will impinge adversely on the moral and fighting efficiency of those who selflessly serve the nation in uniform. On this, Union Minister (Retd.) Gen. VK Singh also had to criticise his party fellow UP Chief Minister. Modi government had also turned a deaf ear to 21 opposition parties who condemned the blatant politicisation of the armed forces and criticised Modi for not convening an all-party meeting amid the rising Indo-Pak tensions. Modi does not believe in the principle that national security must transcend narrow political considerations. BJP president Amit Shah had announced at the time of the elections in five poll-bound states that two key planks of his party’s electoral campaign would be demonetisation and surgical strike. But then he chose to sideline the demonetisation issue as it was heavily counter-productive and BJP focused on singing the song of surgical strikes. Similar is the situation in ongoing general elections. BJP is busy snatching the credit of various important security operations from the armed forces and scientists and adding it to its political kitty. The real issues of ruined economy, worst job market, inflation, social disharmony and rise of crony capitalism have deliberately been washed away from the national discourse. Some may argue that when Manohar Parrikar is no more amongst us, it is unfair to make any comments on him, but let us not forget how he has been credited with planning and conducting the surgical strikes of 2017, which he also had attributed to his ‘RSS training’. The fact is that Parrikar those days was spending more time in Goa for the preparations of Assembly elections than in strengthening the country’s defence. I have no idea what is there in Modi’s mind for the warriors of Balakot? But you may like to recall that how one-and-a-half year back he could make the surgical strikes the most highly decorated single operation in the history of Indian army by giving 32 awards to personnel who carried out the plan. Soon after that when Parrikar attended a BJP rally at Lucknow, the banners and posters carrying the pictures of director-general of military operations Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, who was the public face of the surgical strikes, surrounded by the photographs of Modi, Shah and Parrikar were seen at the rally venue and all over Lucknow streets. That was a trailer of BJP’s keenness for the politicisation of army. The current general election is watching a full feature film of this mindset. It is not accidental that Modi has demanded the votes from first-time voters as a return gift to him for what he has done in Balakot. He wants them to believe that only he can ensure India’s safety and security. There is a particular pattern from Kargil to Balakot through which BJP tries to fetch votes in its favour. By creating a political hype of army operations, the issues of colossal intelligence failures at strategic and tactical levels are brushed aside. BJP’s determination to extract maximum political mileage from military achievements is dangerous. We sleep safely at night because tough men stand ready all the time, but we spent sleepless nights when we see people weakening the very roots of our democratic polity by misusing army ventures to harvest their political aims. Enlightened leadership is always spiritual—spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as a domain of awareness. Our political system is fast losing the values of goodness and compassion. Unless we have insight and focused attention to change the scenario during this general election, the Indian dream will shatter for decades to come. Therefore, the electorate, especially our first-time voters have much more responsibility this time. Let’s hope for the best! (The author is Editor & CEO of News Views India and a national office bearer of the Congress party. Views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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National nutrition plans examined by UN Systems committee

Meeting from 14 to 18 March in Brasilia, Brazil, the SCN will also assess the likelihood that the food and nutrition targets in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2015 – eradicating extreme hunger – will be met. Progress towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition “is not sufficient to permit the complete achievement of this goal,” it said in a release on its 32nd session.”Globally, 126.5 million children under 5 years of age are underweight, with 89.2 million in Asia, 34.5 million in Africa and 2.8 million in Latin America and the Caribbean,” it said.One SCN member, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), added that despite progress in fighting against hunger, 852 million people worldwide were undernourished in 2000-2022 – 815 million in developing countries, 28 million in countries in transition and 9 million in industrialized countries. The meeting will also study “A Synthesis of the Country Case Studies,” conducted in Angola, Bolivia, Brazil and Mozambique, and the recently adopted Voluntary Guidelines to support the achievement of the Human Right to Adequate Food, a requirement under a number of international legal instruments. The Synthesis makes a series of recommendations to the UN and to the four national governments on how to understand and remove the roadblocks to improving food supplies and nutrition. read more

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Canadian Tire announces recall of more than 87000 booster seats

TORONTO – More than 87,000 child booster car seats sold at Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A) stores are being recalled because they fail to meet safety regulations.The retailer says four models of booster seats made by Transtek Trading Co. Ltd. and sold under the brand names Kukuxumusu and Apramo are being recalled.The Kukuxumusu units have a manufacture date between February 2013 and September 2015, while the Apramo seats have a manufacture date between September 2013 and September 2015.All units were sold at Canadian Tire stores across Canada.The company says there have been no reports of any injuries associated with the seats.However, it says the recall is being issued out of “an abundance of caution.”Allan MacDonald, chief operating officer at Canadian Tires retail, says the company regularly tests all of its products to ensure they meet or exceed quality and safety standards.“Because of the regular testing program that we conduct along with Transport Canada, we recently determined that booster seats that once met safety requirements no longer meet regulations,” he said.Customers who have purchased the recalled products can return them to any Canadian Tire store for a refund.A posting on the Transport Canada website says 87,230 units are affected. Canadian Tire announces recall of more than 87,000 booster seats by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 2:38 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Thad Matta Ohio State look to rebound against Indiana

Thad Matta stands on the sidelines during a game against Minnesota. OSU won, 64-46.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorWhen a college basketball game is closing on the the final minutes of play, most coaches would say each possession becomes increasingly more important.The value of making the correct read, protecting the ball, making free throws and getting good shots goes up in such a way that if a team fails to do those things, they are likely to end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard when the buzzer sounds.Ohio State coach Thad Matta said Saturday doing the little things — like converting free throws, keeping proper spacing on offense and defending to his team’s capability — is what ultimately led to its 65-63 loss Thursday night against Penn State.Even junior guard Shannon Scott knew something was off that night in State College, Pa., mentioning that at times when the Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7, fourth in the Big Ten) were trying to decipher the Nittany Lions’ zone defense, not everyone was on the same page.“We’re not seeing it all the way the whole time. There’s been possessions where three players are running one play, and two players are running a different play,” Scott said Saturday. “We’ve gotta have a better focus on our offense, especially against the zone.”When Matta was told that Scott said the team sometimes has trouble getting into the right sets offensively — even though the team is 29 games into the season — he said it shows how OSU’s mind wasn’t in the right place against Penn State.“That just tells you the concentration wasn’t there. And a lot of that is on Shannon and (senior guard) Aaron (Craft). We were going way too quick the other night,” Matta said. “We had a guy stop and tie his shoe twice during the game, and we didn’t start our offense until there was 22 seconds on the clock. We had wasted possessions on those two possessions.”The No. 22 Buckeyes are likely going to need to have those little things corrected when they are set to travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on Indiana (16-12, 6-9, eighth in the Big Ten). The Hoosiers won the Big Ten regular season title last year, beating the Buckeyes by a game in the standings.OSU’s second loss this season to Penn State this year was not exactly what the Buckeyes had planned, Scott said, but there’s no time to worry about that with a quick turnaround to take on Indiana.“It cuts us deep, losing another game. But we can’t really dwell on it. It’s too late in the season to start dwelling on our mistakes,” Scott said. “It’s not time for that right now. We gotta all be men and move on from that and make the most of our next games.”Despite falling to Penn State Thursday, OSU would still be the fourth seed in the Big Ten Tournament — and get a first-round bye — if the season ended today, because Iowa also lost Thursday, on the road at Indiana.The Hoosiers are led by sophomore guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, who is currently fourth in the Big Ten in scoring, averaging 17.6 points per game.“Ferrell is obviously one of the top point guards in the country and (freshman forward Noah) Vonleh is a monster,” Matta said of the Hoosiers two leading scorers. “Just a well-coached basketball team, very good basketball team and it’s another Big Ten war for us.”Despite their record, Indiana isn’t going to be an easy opponent, Scott said.“We know none of our games are going to get easier. Indiana’s a great team,” Scott said. “Their record doesn’t show how good they really are, so we all know that coming into the game. We’re going to be prepared for them and hopefully be ready to play.”The loss to Penn State came on the heels of six wins in seven games for OSU, but Matta said he’s not concerned about his team’s confidence level.“It’s funny because with this quick turnaround, I’m not even worried about confidence,” Matta said. “Our focus is quite honestly, ‘Hey that’s behind us. We can’t change that. Here’s what we gotta do to try to win the basketball game’ … In terms of being 25 games or whatever we are into the season, come on — you gotta man up. You gotta carry your weight around here and get the job done.”Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Assembly Hall. read more

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Farmer woos bridetobe by scrawling will you marry me on her favourite

A farmer has told how his cow helped him propose to his now bride-to-be.Chris Gospel of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, got down on one knee in a field to ask for Eilidh Fraser’s hand in marriage.But the 30-year-old did not need to pop the question, as he enlisted the help of Curlytop the cow by writing “will you marry me?” on the animal’s body.Mr Gospel said: “She was a star. The writing was on the side and as were were walking up she was facing us.”Eilidh could see something written on the side but not what it was. Curlytop came up to us and then turned.”By the time Eilidh read it I was down on one knee and proposed.” Chris Gospel popped the question to Eilidh Fraser Mr Gospel said Curlytop would get an invite to the wedding, but was unsure whether it would be accepted.He added: “She’s still not forgiven me for writing on her.”Tell us your proposal storiesDid you or your partner pop the question in an eccentric way? Or do you know someone else who did? We want to hear your most obscure proposal stories. Tell us in the comment section below or send them to yourstory@telegraph.co.ukTo join the conversation simply log in to your Telegraph account or register for free here. The microbiologist said yes and a picture was posted on social media, with Curlytop’s message in the background.Inspiration for the proposal came from a similar stunt Mr Gospel had seen online. He decided to go ahead with it – despite admitting he was nervous – adding it was “typical” of his sense of humour.The cow is the 30-year-old bride-to-be’s favourite out of the cattle, as she is “affectionate” and viewed as more like a pet. Chris Gospel popped the question to Eilidh FraserCredit:Chris Gospel/PA 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. read more

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Open thread Heading out for a jog this morning Whats your favourite

first_imgIT’S SUNDAY MORNING and many of us are about to take the hardest couple of paces in any run: those out the front door.So let’s make those weekend jogs a little bit easier. If you listen to music — should it be safe to do so — what’s your song/artist or playlist of choice?Let us know in the comment section below… and we might even compile them on Spotify or elsewhere afterwards. Let’s have it:Analysis: Roy Keane may not be a better pundit than a player, but he’s certainly a better personRemember Sensible Soccer? Here’s how some of Ireland’s most famous goals would looklast_img

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Cypriot farmers struggle to keep up with growing demand for halloumi

first_imgThe secret is well and truly out when it comes to Cypriot staple halloumi, the cheese having made a name for itself around the world.But demand reaches new heights – last week the Cypriot government signed a protocol allowing the export of dairy products to China, where the cheese is becoming more popular – coupled with a shortage of sheep and goats, the prospect of growing business is also a growing concern among farmers.“It’s difficult enough servicing demand in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Australia,” said Alexis Pantziaros, a dairy farmer outside Larnaca, in an interview with The Guardian.“If the Chinese learn about it too, it will become impossible to keep up.”Traditionally made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk, due to a limited supply, Cypriot authorities have been forced to increase the proportion of cow’s milk, up from 50 to 80 per cent – a controversial decision.“Not all of us have sheep and goats, and to meet standards you need them to make it,” said Andreas Andreou, director of the industry department at Cyprus’ chamber of commerce.“It’s only logical that if we go on like this there won’t be enough to go round.”Pantziaros revealed the situation is so dire he has been left with no other option but to import sheep from Italy and Denmark to keep up with demand.“There just isn’t enough milk,” he said.“In summer, when temperatures get up to 42C, the animals produce very little. It’s very difficult to get them pregnant. In such heat they don’t even want to eat!” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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3YearOlds Creepy The NunThemed Birthday Party Goes Viral on Twitter

first_img A three-year-old girl decided to take her birthday party theme to the next level with some frightening inspiration from The Nun, a popular 2018 horror film within The Conjuring movie universe, and the internet can’t handle it.In Monterrey, Mexico, three-year-old Lucia was the little starlet of her The Nun-themed birthday party, which included a piñata designed to resemble the Nun, a horror-themed cake, and Lucia dressing up like the demonic character from head-to-toe, Fox 11 News reported. Andrea Villarreal, Lucia’s cousin who attended the spooky celebration, shared some epic pictures on Twitter and they’ve received more than 500,000 likes so far.So it was my cousins 3rd birthday and instead of having a normal theme she chose this pic.twitter.com/U3FYpeGKTM— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019Apparently, Lucia’s friends joined in on the fun as well and participated in some morbid face painting.And if anyone was wondering yes her friends also participated in the theme pic.twitter.com/DDBnU2Qfmg— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019“Her parents did not question it at all, they were very supportive on her wanting this theme, especially because Lucia was very persistent,” Villarreal told My San Antonio in an interview. “They had to go out of their way to make the pinata and cake special for the occasion because as you can imagine, you those aren’t popular requests.”Following Villarreal ‘s post, Lucia received numerous celebrity shoutouts on Twitter, including some words of praise from Us director Jordan Peele and Bonnie Aarons, the star who plays the Nun in the horror flick.Does she have a Godfather? https://t.co/70rUk0Lgiy— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) June 5, 2019 Happy Birthday Lucia!!! HAPPY EVERY DAY!!♥♥♥— Bonnie Aarons (@bonnieaarons1) June 6, 2019Other members of the Twitter community also thought Lucia was incredibly cute for her unconventional birthday party idea.I will never be as cool as Lucìa the 3 year old that had The Nun themed birthday party pic.twitter.com/kSvwMIfk4Z— Ronnie Lauth (@RonnieLauth) June 6, 2019 Props to the parents for allowing this little one to be HAPPY on her birthday! I love everything about this! https://t.co/lhzfarDLf2— Autumn (@autumnduris) June 6, 2019 Stay on target So it was my cousins 3rd birthday and instead of having a normal theme she chose this pic.twitter.com/U3FYpeGKTM— ANDREA (@dreeaaxo_) June 5, 2019center_img This better be my future child or I’ll be super upset. https://t.co/xGXEzOFzX6— Joanna (@greekgirl241) June 7, 2019 I did this in her honor pic.twitter.com/W7lSwy8jdv— Victor-Hugo Borges (@victorhvgo) June 5, 2019More on Geek.com:Watch: Harry Potter Fans Freak Out Over ‘Dobby Creature’ in Eerie VideoFreaky Human Flesh-Inspired Coin Purse Goes Viral on TwitterCute Cat From ‘Pet Sematary’ Mysteriously Dies After Film’s Debut PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site last_img read more

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University of California decides against raising instate tuition

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 26, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — In-state University of California students got a financial reprieve Thursday, with the system opting to forego a vote on a proposed tuition hike in favor of pushing the state for more funding.“Raising tuition is always a last resort and one we take very seriously,” UC President Janet Napolitano said. “We will continue to advocate with our students, who are doing a tremendous job of educating legislators about the necessity of adequately funding the university to ensure UC remains a world-class institution and engine of economic growth for our state.”The Board of Regents had been expected to consider a 2.7 percent boost in base tuition. While that vote will no longer happen, the regents could revisit the issue “depending on the outcome of budget negotiations in Sacramento.”UC officials said they will look to secure an additional $140 million in state funding above what was already proposed for the coming year in the governor’s budget proposal.The announcement echoed a decision announced last week by California State University Chancellor Timothy White, who said the CSU would also focus on lobbying the state for additional funds rather than pursuing a tuition hike.“In light of California’s strong economy, California’s students and their families should not be saddled with additional financial burden to attain public higher education,” White said. “We will continue to make the case to lawmakers, who represent all Californians, that an educated citizenry should be at the top of the state’s highest priorities.”In January, the UC Board of Regents approved a 3.5 percent increase in non-resident supplemental tuition, taking it from $28,014 in 2017-18 to $28,992 for 2018-19, a $978 increase. Board members said at the time that the increase could be eliminated if adequate state funding is secured. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 26, 2018 University of California decides against raising in-state tuitionlast_img read more

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Camas police investigate incident inside school

first_imgCamas Police are seeking information on a man who approached an elementary student in the hallway of one of the district’s schools Tuesday during a community basketball practice.The man exited the building upon hearing others entering the hallway, school district officials said, adding he committed no crime. School district officials did not identify the district school where the incident occurred.The man had gray hair, a long beard and a tattoo of an eagle next to his eye and a tattoo of a flame under his eye, a school district media release said. He wore a green New York Jets hat and a green jacket with leather sleeves. Witnesses reported seeing him driving a blue Ford Explorer or Ford Bronco.People are asked to call School Resource Officer Debrah Farland at 360-607-9229 if they see this person around area schools or have seen him before.last_img read more

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Navy Secretary Gets Green Light to Nominate Adm Michael Gilday as Next

first_imgNavy Secretary Richard Spencer has received White House approval to nominate three-star Navy Adm. Michael Gilday to become the next Chief of Naval Operations, Defense News reported Thursday.If confirmed by the Senate, Gilday, currently the Director of the Joint Staff, would be promoted over several four-star colleagues who will remain in their current roles. Gilday and other senior Navy leaders met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday where they received his approval to move forward his promotion and nomination, according to the report.Gilday’s appointment to CNO would replace the Navy’s current top military official, Adm. John Richardson.Richardson was originally scheduled to be replaced Aug. 1 by Adm. Bill Moran.Last week Moran abruptly declined the appointment and requested retirement after Spencer raised new questions about Moran exercising poor judgment involving a past professional relationship.Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Hartland ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

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For some Native corp shareholders cultural role outweighs the economic

first_imgSasha Soboleff discusses the role of Alaska Native corporations at the his home in the Mendenhall Valley in November. (KTOO video still)The mission of Sealaska Corp. is to strengthen people, culture and homelands. It pays its shareholders cash dividends and supports Alaska Native culture through the Sealaska Heritage Institute and other programs. But do Alaska Native corporations like Sealaska help their shareholders climb the economic ladder?Listen nowSasha Ivan Soboleff was 26 when the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, or ANCSA, was signed into law on Dec. 18, 1971.“I was teaching in Kake at the time, and I signed up on Kake Tribal, so I have 100 original shares and I was on the original board of incorporators for Kake Tribal,” Soboleff said. “I also belong to Sealaska Corp., because that’s the large regional corporation.”Sealaska is one of 12 for-profit regional Alaska Native corporations the legislation created. It also created many village corporations, including Kake Tribal. Alaska Natives at the time, like Soboleff, enrolled as original shareholders.Sitting in his small apartment in the Mendenhall Valley, Soboleff said he doesn’t think Native corporations can help with economic mobility.“The business nature of ANCSA corps., which is the formation of an economic vehicle called a profit-making business, is not the way the culture of Southeast Alaska Natives … thinks, or exists,” Soboleff said.Sasha Soboleff was born in Juneau in 1945. That was five years after his parents, Walter and Genevieve Soboleff, moved back to Juneau from the Lower 48. He said his parents instilled in him the value of hard work.“They came back here and they ran into terrible racism. They weren’t allowed to rent. They weren’t allowed to apply for jobs, but to their persistence, they started making it, and so the Soboleff family has always followed that mold,” Soboleff said.Soboleff is a retired school teacher and principal. He’s the grand president of the Alaska Native Brotherhood. He said the Native corporations fail to support the culture, and the distributions don’t make up for it.“I barely even recognize except a couple of times a year when they give out one or $200,” Soboleff said. “It doesn’t set the standard for making a culture come alive. … It doesn’t recognize where you live, the lands that your clans and your family has had for years where you pick berries or you go fishing, or where you dry the foods that are going to be due, or you have seaweed. It doesn’t do any of that.”Rosita Worl disagrees. She is also an original shareholder and recently retired from being a board member of Sealaska Corp. after 30 years. She said the purpose of the corporation is more than just monetary.“In addition to our economic responsibilities, through employment and dividends, we also have a host of other responsibilities, and things to meet our mission objectives, like scholarships, things to grow, help out shareholders so they could lead a healthy lifestyle.”Nathan Soboleff, Sasha’s nephew, received one of those college scholarships and an internship with Sealaska. Now he manages grants at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, where he has his own office.Nathan Soboleff got a few shares of Sealaska and the village corporation Kootznoowoo from his father. Financially, they’re not worth much.“I think I received a shareholder check of like $5 before,” Nathan said.What matters more to Nathan is the connection to the land.“Not having some kind of ownership to that land is sad, and a lot of people do have strong feelings about having some kind of ownership, even if it’s not in the modern sense of private ownership … but knowing that it’s still Haa Aaní, it’s still our lands, is important,” Nathan said. “And if you don’t have any of that shared ownership in there, there’s something missing.”Nathan Soboleff has three young children and looks forward to passing some of his shares along to them.“They are growing up being raised Tlingit-Norwegians, and they culturally know who they are, and where they’re from, and in the near future, you know, within the next six or seven years, I will give them some of my shares,” Nathan said.Rosita Worl said she’d like to see Sealaska develop that connection to the land further by advocating for more subsistence rights for its shareholders.“I’m not saying that we have to go back to a hunting and fishing economies, but I want to see us … moving forward in a way that brings us into the 21st centuries but also allows us to sustain our traditional cultures,” Worl said.Rosita Worl, and Sasha and Nathan Soboleff are just three voices among tens of thousands of shareholders in more than 200 Alaska Native corporations.last_img read more

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry banished from royal family to live in

first_imgMeghan Markle and Prince HarryGetty ImagesHas Queen Elizabeth disowned and booted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the royal family as she cannot take any more defiance from the couple?This was the cover story on this week’s National Enquirer. The magazine has also claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been banished to Malta.The supermarket tabloid has claimed that due to their behaviour, disregard for protocol and the ongoing tension with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Queen decided to keep them away from the Buckingham Palace. The outlet has maintained that they were the only magazine to know about the Majesty’s decision.Apparently, both Meghan and Harry “got the shock of their lives” when they learned about the Queen’s decision. A palace insider has revealed to the tabloid paper that both Prince William and Kate Middleton agree with the Queen’s decision of throwing them out.Sources have revealed to the paper that after hearing the news, Meghan was so angry that “she threw her ring at Harry.” The media outlet further correlates the above quote by pointing it out how Meghan’s diamond engagement ring was not on her finger during her recent visit to London’s Canada House. Citing this, the source concluded that the couple are “headed for the rocks.”The article goes on to state how Prince William and Prince Harry have vowed to never speak again and even Prince Charles, it claimed, scolded his youngest son and booted him saying, “You’re not a part of the family anymore.”However, Gossip Cop has ridiculed the above story and put forward several instances which go on to prove that nothing of that sort has ever happened in the royal family. Recently, at the Commonwealth Day service inside Westminster Abbey, both Harry and William were seen chatting with each other, it said. Even Kate Middleton greeted the Duchess of Sussex with a kiss on the cheek, added the report, debunking the gossip.What will happen in the coming few weeks is that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving out of Kensington Palace to stay at Frogmore residence. There is no more to it, assert reports.last_img read more

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15 dead in clashes between prisoners in Brazil

first_imgMap of Brazil locating a jail some 28 km from the Amazonas state capital of Manaus, where 15 inmates were killed in clashes on Sunday. Photo: AFPClashes between inmates killed 15 people at a jail in Amazonas state in northern Brazil on Sunday, the regional prison authority said.The clashes broke out around 11:00 am (1500 GMT) during visiting hours at the facility, located some 28 kilometres (17 miles) from the state capital Manaus.”It was a fight between the inmates. There had never been deaths during the visits,” Colonel Marcos Vinicius Almeida told a news conference.An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the fight, Almeida said.Almeida emphasized that authorities had reacted within minutes to the Sunday violence, preventing a potentially worse result.In January 2017, the same facility was the scene of a prison rebellion that lasted almost 20 hours and left 56 people dead.Brazil has the world’s third largest prison population, with 726,712 inmates as of June 2016, according to official statistics.The population is double the capacity of the nation’s prisons, which in 2016 was estimated to be 368,049 inmates.Along with severe overcrowding, Brazil’s prisons are plagued by gang violence, while riots and breakout attempts are not uncommon.last_img read more

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