Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Facing yet another fight to avoid relegation from the world’s richest league, Palace seems destined to lurch back to survival mode. That likely means regressing to the style of play that Allardyce and Pulis developed, namely being more obdurate at the back and hitting teams on the break.The well-travelled Hodgson does not have a definitive preferred playing style, although his time with England from 2012-16 was marred by dull and cautious performances at major tournaments. He hasn’t coached since leaving the England job after the country’s elimination by Iceland at last year’s European Championship, and his last job as a club manager was at West Bromwich Albion from 2011-12.Arriving on a three-year deal , De Boer had ambitions of making Palace entertaining to watch and integrating more youth-team players. 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LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Sunday Sept. 10, 2017. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)The impatience and short-term thinking in modern-day soccer was highlighted Monday when Frank de Boer was fired by Crystal Palace only four Premier League games into his task of changing the ingrained playing style of the English team.Hours after Palace chairman Steve Parish called for “some sense” regarding the speculation surrounding De Boer’s position, the club’s board decided to end the Dutchman’s 77-day stint in charge and thanked him for his “dedication and hard work.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Palace has lost all four of its league matches under De Boer, without even scoring a goal. The last team to make such a start in England’s top flight was Preston in 1924.Still, it was undeniable that De Boer needed time to implement a more expansive and entertaining style of play requested by the club’s hierarchy, which is a giant leap from the pragmatism, directness and counter-attacking favored by two of Palace’s three most recent managers — Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn terms of games played, De Boer’s tenure is the shortest of any permanent manager in Premier League history.Palace lost to Huddersfield, Liverpool and Swansea before the international break, and then 1-0 to Burnley on Sunday despite an improved display at Turf Moor which showed that De Boer’s methods might be starting to take effect. De Boer spoke after the game of having “hope for the future,” but he won’t be part of it. British media reported that former England coach Roy Hodgson, who is 70, was in line to take over at a club where he was a youth-team player in the 1960s.While De Boer was gaining plenty of sympathy for his plight, critics of the decision to fire him placed the blame on those who hired him in the first place. Why ask a manager to implement a new playing approach and not give him a decent opportunity to see the change through, especially after only one transfer window when De Boer was unable to bring in the kind of attacking players to suit the new style?“You try to ask a bit of time for your work,” Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said Monday, when asked about Palace’s decision. “To finish this experience after only four games, I’m sorry for him.”De Boer was in charge of Inter Milan in his previous job for just 84 days before being fired early last season. He didn’t even last that long in his first foray into English soccer.As a former player and coach at Ajax and also a former Barcelona player, De Boer is wedded to a philosophy of possession and fluidity generally favored by the Dutch. It got results at Ajax — he won four straight league titles — but he has found it difficult to transfer that abroad.ADVERTISEMENT Surprising start to season: Madrid struggles, Barcelona thrives
REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has given Husky Energy the OK to restart a pipeline after a major oil spill along the North Saskatchewan River that fouled the water source for three cities.The government said in an email to media on Thursday that testing, inspection and evaluation of the repairs to the line have been done.In July 2016, the pipeline leaked 225,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluent onto a riverbank near Maidstone, Sask. About 40 per cent of the spill reached the river.The oil plume flowed hundreds of kilometres downstream and forced the cities of North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort to shut off their water intakes for almost two months.Husky’s own investigation determined that the pipeline buckled because of ground movement. The company has said it accepts full responsibility and is using what it learned to improve operations.The government email said measures have been taken to reduce the risk of a future failure at the same spot. They include thicker pipe on the sloped portion of the pipeline.Other steps include adding meters to monitor the rate of ground movement, state-of-the art fibre optics to track pipeline strain and slope movement.Husky will also have to submit weekly data from gauges measuring strain on the pipeline and submit an engineering assessment every 12 months of where the pipeline crosses the river.Part of the concern in the Husky spill was over how it was reported.The government was first told by a member of the public who spotted oil on the river. Government investigators later determined that the leak began July 20, the day before the spill was discovered. They found that the pipeline’s alarms were warning of potential problems and continued until the line was shut down for scheduled maintenance at 7:15 a.m. on July 21.Husky Energy has said pipeline monitoring indicated pressure anomalies at 8 p.m. on July 20 and the company started a shutdown at 6 a.m.Saskatchewan’s Justice Ministry is still reviewing Husky’s response to alarms before the spill to decide whether charges should be laid.Husky could face fines of up to $1 million a day under the Environmental Protection Act and $50,000 a day under the Pipelines Act in Saskatchewan. There could also be federal charges under the Fisheries Act.
RCMP say these individuals are often travelling in rental vehicles and using rental equipment.It is said that they demand payment up front, either never complete the job or do a sub-par job, and leave with your money.Here are some tips to protect yourself from sales crime:If the deal is too good to be true, it probably isResearch any company/contractor prior to hiring themAsk for referencesMake efforts to know who you are speaking toAsk to see their business license and identificationTake steps to verify information prior to hiring a companyDo not pay upfront prior to the start of a jobIf you have any information about similar incidents, you are being asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are warning the public of a travelling paving business following a fraud incident.On the morning of July 4, at around 11:00 a.m., Grande Prairie RCMP responded to an incident involving a travelling group offering paving services at discounted prices.According to Police, individuals are travelling door to door offering residential paving for a fraction of the cost claiming to be associated with reputable paving businesses.
HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Starting next week, BC Hydro will be conducting geotechnical investigations in various places throughout Hudson’s Hope.The purpose is to install and commission groundwater monitoring wells. By drilling small test holes at groundwater sample sites in different locations. According to BC Hydro, crews will be at each site for approximately two to three days.Investigations, tests and installations of groundwater monitoring wells will continue until the end of October. What to expect;There will be increased noise and vibration from drilling and hydro-vac trucks. Noise levels will be similar to construction noise.Traffic control personnel and signage will be in place.Work is expected to occur from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm from Monday to Saturday and 10:00 am – 7:00 pm on Sunday.No interruption in utility services will result from this work.
New Delhi: Gujarat in India, Gujrat in Pakistan; Hyderabad here and also there; Delhi Gate in Lahore and Lahori Gate in Patiala. Then there is the favourite sweetmeat of many Indians, the Karachi halwa, while the Pakistanis relish Bengali samosa. Some names have withstood the uneasy decades since Partition, standing out like little beacons of oneness in a landscape fraught with hostility but also hope between two neighbours sharing a border and age-old cultural ties. India-Pakistan, locked into a hyphenated relationship of a shared history and a divided present, is not just about rift but also about the many vestiges of unity that have survived seven decades. It’s about the names of streets, shops, monuments, food and more, say historians and others on both sides of the border. With the recent escalation in tensions following the Pulwama terror attack, this legacy has come under increasing strain. The spotlight of unwelcome attention fell on the Karachi Bakery in Ahmedabad and Bengaluru after the February 14 strike, which prompted the first aerial combat between the two countries since 1971 and led to the capture of an IAF pilot by Pakistan on February 27. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released almost three days later on March 1. The managements of the two stores were told by vigilantes to hide Karachi’, Pakistan’s buzzing commercial centre, from their signboards. Forced to show their Indianness, they also put up a tricolour along with posters reading that the brand was established in 1953 by a Sindhi, Khanchand Ramnani, who migrated to India after Partition and is “absolutely Indian by heart”. The ripple effect of fear could be seen in other cities, including in the national capital, particularly the historic walled city. “All I can tell you is that we are as Indian as anyone standing or doing business in the street out here. Anyone judging our loyalty for this nation by the name of my shop, which is there for over good 50 years now, is despicable,” said an Old Delhi based trader.
Houston: India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like Hewlett Packard, said HP Inc’s President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng. The Asia Pacific region — in which India is a key focus area — has been the fastest growing for HP and provided 16 per cent revenue growth last year. In Q1 of FY2019 it registered 8 per cent growth year-on-year, said Ng in the course of the HP Reinvent 2019 conference, the company’s largest global partner event. One reason for that is — India – and also the Asia Pacific region — tick marks on demographics trends which provide clear wins for HP: rapid urbanisation and more millennials are joining the work force. While HP is very positive on India and recognises its potential, there are no plans yet for setting up a manufacturing base in India. Ng said it already has a manufacturing base in China apart from others in Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. “There is an existing ecosystem in China and we don’t have plans for setting up a manufacturing base in India, he said. One focus area is the 3D printer, which offers HP great opportunity. Construction and automotive sectors are the focus areas here. Meanwhile, an MoU has been signed with the Andhra Pradesh government. “To be successful in India demands that we understand it,” he said. HP is also pushing gaming in a big way. However, this has not led to any thinking for manufacturing mobile phones in India, despite the high number of gamers in the country spurred by affordable android phones and cheap data. “Our strength is the PC business and we offer a whole family of products in that space,” Ng said.
Lionel Messi reached another milestone in La Liga following his exploits against SD Huesca on Sunday nightThings didn’t get off to the smoothest of starts for Barcelona though when Colombian forward Cucho Hernandez grabbed a goal inside the third minute of the game at the Camp Nou for Huesca.But Messi spared the hosts’ blushes by putting the scoreline back level 13 minutes later.The Barcelona captain added his second goal and the side’s sixth of the day following an own-goal by Jorge Pulido and strikes by Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, and Ivan Rakitic.Alex Gallar did add a consolation goal for Huesca before the end of the first-half.A Jordi Alba goal and an injury-time penalty by Luis Suarez sealed an 8-2 win for Barcelona.But the night belonged to Messi after setting up Rakitic for Barcelona’s fifth goal of the night.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.It means that the Argentina international has become the first-ever player in the history of La Liga to take his overall assist tally to 150.Messi’s 16th-minute strike against Huesca also means that he has scored against 37 out of the 40 teams he’s played against in Spain.5 – Current players most assists in the top five European leagues:1 – LIONEL MESSI: 1502 – Cesc Fàbregas: 1433 – Mesut Özil: 1284 – Cristiano Ronaldo: 122 5 – Dani Alves: 110Ace. pic.twitter.com/hbRi8imFF5— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 2, 2018
According to SPD in a dispatch released on June 28, Hancock had become angry with hospital staff and physically attacked one of the nurses, stabbing him in the throat with a ballpoint pen he had been concealing. Hancock was taken to Wildwood and is currently being held without bail. The nurse was treated for minor injuries. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Police Department was dispatched to the emergency department at Central Peninsula Hospital for a report that a patient had stabbed a staff member. On June 20, at 5:22 a.m., SPD arrested Michael E. Hancock, 61, of Kenai, for assault in the third andfourth degree.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019:#1) BENDEL BECOMES CHAIR: During the board’s annual reorganization, Selectman Greg Bendel was unanimously elected as Chair. Outgoing Chair Kevin Caira called it a “privilege” and “honor” to serve in the position for the past year, and then nominated Bendel to serve in the role. “I appreciate my colleagues’ vote of confidence. I promise I’ll do the best I can for the residents,” said Bendel, who was recently re-elected to his term on the board.#2) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FINALIZED: Wilmington’s newest selectwoman — Jomarie O’Mahony — appointed Tom Card to the town’s new Economic Development Committee. Card is a local business owner, former business analyst, volunteer, father of five, and 18-year Wilmington resident. The other Selectmen had previously made their appointments in April. The Committee — which consists of Jeff Hull, Valerie Gingrich, Greg Bendel, Nancy Vallee, Mike Champoux, Lilia Maselli, Patrick Giroux, Suzanne Sullivan, Robert Oliveira, Carol Boisvert, and Dan Gibbons — will likely hold its first meeting in June.The Committee has several goals, including:Gain an understanding of what economic development means to residents, the degree to which residents are seeking more businesses or expansion of existing business, and the types of businesses residents would like to see in Wilmington.Gain an understanding of Wilmington’s strengths and vulnerabilities as a host community to businesses currently operating, businesses considering Wilmington as a potential place to relocate, and for individuals seeking to start a business.Facilitate communication with members of the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce and other business in Wilmington and the area to understand their short and long term plans, opportunities and challenges.Create an informational tool that presents Wilmington “in a nut shell,” providing statistics about the population, demographics workforce, and the attributes that make Wilmington the place to conduct business.Serve as an educational forum for committee members and the public by hosting guest speakers to cover different elements of economic development.#3) NO CHANGES TO TOWN COUNSEL & SPECIAL TOWN COUNSEL: Selectmen unanimously approved a 1-year contract for KP Law to serve as Town Counsel. The only change from the current agreement is the monthly hourly rate is increasing from $195 to $200. Selectmen also unanimously approved another 1-year contract for Brooks and DeRensis — specially Dan Deutsch — to serve as Special Town Counsel on matters related to Olin Chemical and New England Transrail. The only change from the current agreement is associate John Ruggerio is authorized to work on the case, replacing associate Lou Ross.#4) SELECTMEN PAUSE POLE REQUEST: Selectmen requested that MSR Utility Corporation, National Grid, and the Town Engineer meet with abutters before they vote on a request for the utility company to place a new pole on Salem Street and a new pole on Anthony Avenue.#5) CAR WASH FUNDRAISER APPROVED: Selectmen approved the request of Julie Breen and Jennifer Cushing, Co-Presidents of the Friends of Field Hockey, for the Wilmington High School Field Hockey to conduct a Car Wash fundraiser in the Municipal Parking Lot, next to the Fourth of July Building, on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 9am to 1pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE GETS TO WORK: 20 Building Projects Happening In Town RIGHT NOWIn “Business”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”
$4 at Target FieldBurger Testing gas grills at the CNET Smart Home Beyond Meat Field Roast Frankfurters Target $4 at Walmart Tofurky Jumbo Hot Dogs 0 $3 at Target Alas, since the Impossible Burger is not available at grocery stores until later this year, it can’t be included in our list of recommendations. That said, the Beyond Burger is our top option for meatlike taste and texture. Touted as “the world’s first plant-based burger patty that looks, cooks and satisfies like fresh ground beef,” the Beyond Burger goes from refrigerator to plate with just a few minutes of grilling per side. Pea protein, coconut oil and beets create a patty with 20 grams of protein plus a texture and look not too far from that of a beef burger (though it may have a somewhat coconut-y aftertaste). $4 at Target $9 at Instacart Dogs and frankfurters Post a comment $3 at Target Field Roast Lightlife Smart Dogs Gardein $4 at Instacart Lightlife Plant-Based Burger $3 at Target Wellness Appliances Culture MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger $3 at Target These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Burgers MorningStar Farms Meat Lovers Vegan Burger $5 at Target For many vegetarians, “tastes like meat” isn’t even a priority. And some meat-eaters certainly enjoy a good black bean burger on occasion (is it the gateway patty?). For this crowd, a package of frozen bean or veggie patties will do the trick. MorningStar Farms and Gardein are there for us, again, with their respective takes on black bean burgers. The MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers add green chiles to a black bean and brown rice base to create a grillable patty with a kick. If you’re looking for a happy medium, MorningStar also offers the larger Meat Lovers Vegan Burgers. At 113 grams, these are heftier like Beyond and Lightlife, but come out a bit cheaper (they’re about $2 per patty in a sample search). They also aim for the meatlike flavor of a traditional burger more than the aforementioned MorningStar and Gardein options, but with similar ingredients. These are best purchased when a true hot dog-like option is called for — perhaps when everyone else is eating hot dogs and you don’t want to leave out the vegetarians and vegans. Maybe you don’t want to broach the subject of a meat-free lifestyle with that one uncle at your family party, and you’d like a product that looks unremarkable on the grill. For these scenarios, Tofurky’s Jumbo Hot Dogs are the way to go. Gardein Not to be outdone, Gardein’s Chipotle Black Bean Burgers take similar starting ingredients and add a sweet-and-smoky spice combination to achieve a flavorful patty suitable for a few minutes of grilling. MorningStar’s black bean patty is slightly cheaper at Target, but Gardein’s is still close in price at around $1 per patty. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue and looking to include a few meatless options for wellness, or you’re en route to a BYO-meat grill party and need to pick up some vegetarian grill fare for your vegetarian self, you’ve got a lot of meat-free options to barbecue this summer! Read more: The best gas grills of 2019 | The best coolers you can buy this summerThe kicker is, some brands of meatless protein are better for the grill than others — and sure, most products can work at a barbecue, but don’t you want to go for the best? Here’s our roundup of the most excellent meat-free grilling patties, sausages and ‘dogs. $6 at Instacart This concoction is no longer unique, though, as Lightlife recently launched its own contender with similar ingredients, appearance, mouthfeel and grill-ability. The new Lightlife Plant-Based Burger includes pea protein, coconut oil and beets as well, and lists BBQ instructions on its packaging as the top prep method. Whichever product you choose, you’ll have a patty to please the vegan or vegetarian crowd, and it might just entice some carnivores too! Serve it as you would a beef burger on a bun with your preferred condiments, or get inspired by some of Beyond Meat’s recipes. MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Burger, and Garden Veggie Burger See at Lightlife Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $5 at Instacart Not only are there plentiful patty options, but yes, we live in a world with some excellent vegan sausages, too! The best of these are the Beyond Sausages, by the makers of the Beyond Burger. With a hefty dose of vegetable fat (mostly from coconut oil) and a plant-based casing, this is the brand of sausage that just might fool some meat-loving friends. Grab the Original Brat variety and top with mustard and sauerkraut, or the Sweet Italian or Hot Italian options and add grilled onions and peppers. Lightlife Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burger $12 at Walmart Now playing: Watch this: The slightly smaller FieldBurger by Field Roast is at home on the grill as well, and begins our shift toward patties that focus more on vegetable ingredients. And, this one is soy-free for those with soy sensitivities. So many options, and we’ve barely gotten to these more veggie-forward patties! Field Roast Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger See at Tofurky Field Roast has three of its own veggie-forward sausages, to add to the mind-boggling array of vegetarian sausages. Smoked Apple Sage and Mexican Chipotle bring you two completely new flavor profiles (and the standard but still delicious Italian variety like we also saw with Beyond and Tofurky). Unlike Tofurky, these contain no soy, making them a good choice for guests with soy allergies. Tofurky Tofurky Sausages Field Roast Sausages 2:07 Lightlife Field Roast Tags Beyond Burger The MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers and the Garden Veggie Burgers are two more (of many other) varieties that may be grilled with careful monitoring. The key with these, and any other veggie patties you’re considering at the grocery store, is to read the prep instructions and look for instructions that specify grilling. If these are absent, likely the patties are best prepared via skillet or oven, and they might not be the best choice for bringing to a barbecue. Field Roast Frankfurters offer a bit more in the way of taste, but won’t be fooling anyone without a lot of help from condiments. With all of these, you need only to provide a brief visit to the grill for light heating and grill-mark purposes. Like many of the products on this list, they’re not gluten-free, but Field Roast uses all natural ingredients you know and can pronounce. Beyond Meat Not every grocery store will carry each of these products, but with our lowdown on everything meat-free and grillable, you should be able to find something to suit your occasion. And, the options are not only expanding but growing more and more delicious with every passing summer! Read More: The best gas grills for 2019 | Grilling Tips, Techniques, Tricks, and Tools: Everything You Need to Know About BBQ This story was written by Emily Murawski. MorningStar Farms Grillers Prime Burger Share your voice Lightlife’s Smart Dogs are another unobtrusive choice. Prepare with a healthy dose of mustard, ketchup, relish or whatever you typically add to hot dogs, as these are not packing a flavor punch like their faux-sausage counterparts. Vegetarian hot dogs may sound like an oxymoron but if the crowds demand them, these are a great choice! Other “meaty” frozen patty options include the likes of MorningStar Farms’ products. Made from soy and wheat gluten, the MorningStar Farms Grillers Prime Burger is smaller, weighing in at 71 grams per patty compared with the beefier 113-gram Beyond and Lightlife patties. It is also generally less expensive — prices vary store to store, but a sample search online at Target yields about a dollar per patty for MorningStar and $3 per patty for Beyond Meat. Beyond Sausage Not to be outdone, Tofurky offers five different varieties of meat-free sausage: Spinach Pesto, Andouille, Italian, Kielbasa and Beer Brat. These need only a light heating on your grill grates, and then they’re ready for whichever bun-and-topping combinations you can think up. Readily available at grocery stores, these are a solid choice for grilling guests who might appreciate the sheer variety of flavor options. Gardein offers a meat-free burger of a similar size, price and base ingredients. The 71-gram Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger is made of both soy and vital wheat gluten, but adds ancient grain flour for a slightly different texture. Both MorningStar and Gardein likely won’t fool meat-accustomed taste buds in the way Beyond and Lightlife aim to, but they will provide savory, condiment-toppable options for those looking for an alternative to meat. If your grill party is more casual, and you don’t want to have to worry about budgeting out a certain number of patties per person, it might serve you best to just grab a bunch of MorningStar or Gardein burgers and grill ’em as you need ’em.
Aerial view of North Karnataka affected by floodsTwitterThe heavy downpour in Maharashtra has created a flood-like situation not just in the state but also in the neighbouring Karnataka where the northern region is faltering underwater.Due to the incessant rains in Maharashtra and Karnataka, the inflow into the major reservoirs has also been increased. The heavy rains in the North Karnataka region and the rapid inflow, mainly at Belagavi, Shivamogga, Bagalkot, Yadgir, Vijayapura and Raichur has caused flooding in the region.The heavy downpour in the Krishna river basin and Maharashtra releasing water from Koyna dam in Satara district and other reservoirs into the river Krishna has caused heavy inflow into Almatti and Basava Sagar (Narayanapura) dams and has submerged the nearby villages.According to the reports, more than 2 lakh cusecs of water was released from the reservoirs in Maharashtra due to which a total of 16 bridges were flooded in Karnataka. The Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts of North Karnataka on Monday morning.The farmers living in the downstream of the Krishna basin has incurred heavy losses as their properties and crops were lashed out by the ceaseless rains. The heavy release of water from Almatti dam also caused severe damage with hundreds of acres of standing crops in Raichur and Yadgir districts under floodwater, reports TOI.A red alert has been issued at Kodagu district of Karnataka, as the heavy rains have also affected several parts of the district and the water level at Cauvery river has also been rising rapidly at Bhagamandala, where the river joins its two attributes (Triveni Sangama). Landslide near Londa railway station in BelagaviTwitterA landslide was also reported near Makutta along Virajpet-Kerala highway in Kodagu due to which the road has been closed. The travellers have been advised to take Kutta-Mananthavadi Road to reach Kerala. The profuse rainfall had disrupted trains services between Karnataka-Goa and Mangaluru-Mumbai due to landslides in some areas, which had left the railway track hanging.
A man was killed while 25 others injured in a clash between two groups of ruling Awami League over establishing supremacy in Sajan village of Lakhai upazila on Tuesday.The victim was identified as Iqbal Hossain, 40, of Sharifpur village in Kishoreganj district.Local people said a dispute took place between two groups of supporters of AL general secretary of Lakhai unit Anayet Ullah and another local AL leader Maharaj Mia over establishing supremacy in the area.At one stage, the two groups swooped on each other with local arms that continued for around one and half an hours injuring dozens.Later, the police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, said officer-in-charge of Lakhai police station Md Emran Hossain.Among the injured, Iqbal succumbed to his injuring after being taken to the Sadar Hospital, he said.The police detained 15 people from the spot and additional police forces have been deployed in the village to fend off any unwanted situation, the OC added.
Share Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesRep. Al Green, D-Texas, introduced a resolution to impeach President Trump, but Democratic leaders joined the vote to table the motion.Texas Democrat Al Green forced a House vote on the impeachment of President Trump on Wednesday, but a broad bipartisan majority voted down the effort.Green introduced two articles of impeachment against Trump. The articles did not include any charges related to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which has led to criminal charges against four Trump aides.Instead, Green’s impeachment articles focused on divisive statements and actions Trump has taken, including his defense of racist protests and violence in Charlottesville, Va.; derisive comments about National Football League national anthem protests; and recent retweets of videos posted by a far-right nationalist British group, among other things.Trump, Green said on the House floor on Wednesday afternoon, has “undermined the integrity of his office, and has sewn discord among the people of the United States.”Whether or not Trump has committed any crimes, Green argued, is irrelevant to the discussion. “The question isn’t whether we have a bigot as President, the question is: What are we going to do about it?” Green wrote in a letter to fellow lawmakers ahead of the vote. “The answer is: impeachment for his high misdemeanors, which need not be a crime.”Democratic U.S. Congressman Gene Green criticized his colleague’s Resolution to impeach President Trump.“I believe that we should allow our judicial institutions to do their job before we begin to debate impeachment of the president,” Green, who represents Texas’ 29th Congressional District and will not run for re-election next year, noted in statement.Green added that “impeachment is a process that should not be rushed,” and that “if the investigation from the Special Counsel or select committees lead to findings of obstruction of justice or other impeachable offenses, then we can begin that conversation.”The effort failed on a 364-58 vote, with four Democrats voting present. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer sided with Republicans in tabling Green’s articles.Among the higher-ranking Democrats voting in favor of impeachment: Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, who serves as vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee.In a joint statement issued shortly after Green introduced his impeachment articles on the House floor, Pelosi and Hoyer rejected Green’s argument.“Legitimate questions have been raised about [Trump’s] fitness to lead this nation,” they wrote, but added that “right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President’s actions both before and after his inauguration. The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue. Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”Green argued that regardless of the various investigations’ findings, Trump’s actions and statements have met the political bar for removal from office. “Impeachment is a political remedy, not a judicial remedy, thus it may be a high misdemeanor, which may or may not be a crime,” he wrote.Green cites the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, which has been viewed historically as an overtly partisan act.Green’s step widens a growing rift within the Democratic Party and its progressive base: whether to publicly call for the impeachment of an unpopular president at the center of an ongoing criminal investigation. And, if so, at what volume and urgency to call for that impeachment.Most House Democrats want nothing to do with impeachment efforts right now and worry that publicly backing them as Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation continues would make any eventual impeachment push look partisan.“Electing a president of the United States is the most important act American citizens take in setting the policies of their country. That should not be overturned except for the most egregious and demonstrable facts,” Hoyer recently told reporters. “Do we disagree with [Trump’s] policies? We do. But disagreeing with the policies is not enough to overturn an election — a free and fair election — of the American people.”It’s not just entrenched leaders like Hoyer and Pelosi who feel that way. “Here’s what I say to my colleagues: If a Republican were to say that they were never going to vote to impeach Trump no matter what Bob Mueller found, we would say that’s totally unreasonable,” said California Rep. Ro Khanna, a progressive freshman representing Silicon Valley. “You have to look at the evidence. Similarly, there’s no way we should be saying that we could vote for impeachment without the end of Mueller’s findings. Let’s wait to see what he’s going to do. Let him finish his job.”Still, a growing number of Democratic voters and activists appear ready to not only call for impeachment now, but also to make that call a central part of the 2018 midterm election. California Democratic megadonor and activist Tom Steyer has sunk at least $10 million into an online petition effort urging Trump’s impeachment. He has already gathered more than 3.3 million signatures.“Impeachment is really about a president breaking his trust with the Constitution, with the American people,” Steyer told NPR.Steyer is running glossy national television ads on cable to promote the effort, raising questions about whether he is using the impeachment push to raise his profile ahead of a run for office. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. “The criteria has already been met” for impeachment, Steyer contended, citing Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey – and Comey’s testimony that Trump had asked the director to “go easy” on Flynn.He added, “The other thing that’s going on though is not just whether he has met the criteria to be impeached, but also the huge threat that he presents to the American people, which means why there’s the urgency for us to act. And that’s what we’re really trying to do. We’re trying to give Americans a voice where they say, ‘This president is a threat to us.’ “See below for a summary from Green’s office of the articles he introduced:Summary of Articles of Impeachment Article I – Associating the Presidency with White Nationalism, Neo-Nazism and Hatred • Donald J. Trump issued a public statement characterizing anti-Semites, bigots, racists, white nationalists, and Ku Klux Klansmen who rallied in Charlottesville, Va., as “very fine people.”• Donald J. Trump did not issue a public statement when these hate groups returned to Charlottesville, Va., chanting “You will not replace us!” He did, however, issue several statements related to players in the National Football League exercising their constitutionally protected right to protest.• Donald J. Trump shared three videos from a British right-wing extremist that purported to show various violent acts committed by Muslims. The videos were found to be inaccurately titled and characterized.Article II – Inciting Hatred and Hostility • Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13769, which caused a partial shutdown of immigration from Muslim countries.• Donald J. Trump issued a public statement that transgender individuals are banned from serving in the United States military.• Donald J. Trump made a public statement referring to professional football players as “sons of bitches,” therefore denigrating them and their mothers, for exercising their constitutionally protected right to protest.• Donald J. Trump made a public statement that after being devastated by a Category 4 and Category 5 hurricane, Puerto Ricans “… want everything done for them when it should be a community effort,” inciting racial tensions around the stereotype that people of color need or want handouts.• Donald J. Trump made a public statement that after being devastated by a Category 4 and Category 5 hurricane in one week, Puerto Ricans had “… thrown our budget a little out of whack.” Similar statements were not made by Mr. Trump about Texas or Florida, which were also devastated by hurricanes.• Donald J. Trump issued a public statement referring to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL-24), a female, African-American Member of Congress as “wacky” and called her a liar.• Donald J. Trump issued a public statement referring to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL-24), a female, African-American Member of Congress as “wacky” a second time.• Donald J. Trump issued a public statement referring to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL-24), a female, African-American Member of Congress as “wacky” a third time.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /16:49 Listen From potential legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by Pres. Trump, to more legal trouble for Paul Manafort, to the tear gas response to migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico, our local experts break down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.In the audio above, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast and political analyst Nancy Sims join host Craig Cohen to break down these and other stories. Share
Annapolis, MD: The members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) voted to elect an Executive Board featuring Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn (Economic Matters) as Chair, Delegate Darryl Barnes (Ways and Means) as 1st Vice Chair, Delegate Edith J. Patterson (Ways and Means) as 2nd Vice Chair, Delegate Benjamin Brooks, Sr. (Economic Matters) as Treasurer, and Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes (Health and Government Operations) as Secretary to lead the caucus for the next two years.“The political necessity that spurred the foundation of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is still present today, with as much fervor — just a different form,” said Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, when asked why she ran for Chair. The new Executive Board plans to go above and beyond what is expected of the Caucus. With an amplified focus on community outreach, the Black Caucus plans to bolster relationships with Black community leaders across the state to improve the quality of life for Black citizens.“We are uniquely positioned to influence change and improve the quality of life of Black citizens no matter where they live. That’s exactly what we intend to do,” stated Delegate Darryl Barnes, 1st Vice Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, when asked what was new this time around.The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Inc. was established in 1970 to serve as a legislative body for the Black communities across the state of Maryland, advocating policies that promote Black progress. The Black Caucus drafts and sponsors legislation that improve the lives of Black Marylanders, while examining all bills and their impact on the Black communities around the state.
Lent is the church season during which we remember God’s willingness to face death. For many Christians this time gives them an opportunity to explore their relationship to suffering and death for the sake of a greater cause. Traditionally, many people of faith mark the beginning of Lent with the “imposition of ashes”, which is having a cross drawn on their forehead with ashes. On the first day of Lent, March 1, at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., a group of people will gather in prayer, blessing and/or the imposition of ashes for anyone who would like to receive them.