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In Delhi’s Feroze Shah Kotla stadium that hosted the India vs Netherlands match on March 9, prying reporters kept an eye on the box from where an Internet radio broadcast a commentary. The commentary was not important. There was buzz that Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev would share space in the glasshouse. The two former Indian skippers are not best friends though both try hard to underplay their days of differences. The much-awaited commentary eventually did not happen because Gavaskar was stuck elsewhere. BJP leader and top DDCA member, Arun Jaitley, shared space with Kapil Dev.Channel 2 Group’s internet radio platform for cricket, www.cricketfreeq.com, was launched by Kapil Dev in Mumbai recently. With Kapil Dev, Gavaskar and West Indies veteran Clive Lloyd as commentators and prizes worth over $1 million, the channel is making news among cricket-crazy NRIs. The magic is already working. For the India vs England match, 45,000 users visited the site. The number of visitors more than doubled during the India vs South Africa match. “By the end of the World Cup, we hope to have three lakh users, of which 60 per cent will be from India,” says Ajay Sethi who heads the Dubai-based Channel 2. He is being realistic about his Rs 135 crore investment and confident that it will help him to emerge as the world’s largest sports Internet radio player by 2015.Sethi does not want to rest here. He has acquired broadcast rights for events such as the English Premier League and Dutch League (Football), Rugby World Cup, Wimbledon, Australian Open and US Open (Tennis) and major pro Golf tours such as US PGA, The Masters, and Ryders.advertisement
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Three ministers warned PM on CWG mess, says Maken
Three Union ministers had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Commonwealth Games mess. This candid confession came from Sports Minister Ajay Maken. In a written reply before Parliament, Maken conceded that the prime minister was warned of the CWG mess by three Union ministers. Responding to a query, Maken said that the prime minister was warned of escalating costs and a lack of accountability mechanism in the CWG Organising Committee. The ministers also warned on issues ranging from cheaper alternatives for conducting the Delhi Games, the need to support rural sports and lack of co-operation from the OC. The difference between initial cost projections and revised estimates of OC was also raised by the ministers. Maken’s admission came days after Opposition protest over his earlier statement blaming the NDA government for the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as the OC chief.
Naamkarann actor Zaan Khan loses 12 kg for his new TV show
Zee TV’s new show Hamari Bahu Silk premiered on June 3, 2019. The show starring Chahat Pandey and Zaan Khan in the lead replaced Aapke Aa Jane Se. Zaan Khan plays Naksh Parikh, who is passionate about photography but his family wants him to join their business. The Naamkarann actor learnt photography and also lost 12 kg to get into the skin of his character.Zaan plays a 22-year-old on the show and wanted to look convincing. In order to fit into his character, the actor lost 12 kg over a period of one month. The actor spent his time playing football and going for long runs to shed those extra kilos.”I think it is important to look and feel your character. I weighed around 80kgs before I took up the character of Naksh but the script demanded me to look a certain way so I had to shed 12kgs within a month’s time and have touched 67kgs now. Well, it wasn’t easy as I had to be mindful of my diet too. I invested the majority of my time playing my favourite sport football and indulged in multiple outdoor activities which helped me get the desired look. I hope the audiences enjoy watching me as Naksh Parikh,” Zaan said in a statement. Hamari Bahu Silk traces the story of Paakhi (Chahat), who starts working as a dubbing artist for sensuous scripts after she loses her father. Zaan Khan plays Naksh Parikh, whose passion is photography but his family pressurizes him to join the family business.advertisementAlso read | Bigg Boss 11: Did Hina Khan lose 7 kg before entering the show?Also see | Anita Hassandani to Surbhi Chandna: TV actresses share amazing transformation picsAlso read | TV actress Dalljiet Kaur reveals how she lost 25 kg despite shooting for 18 hours
Ranking the all-time OSU helmets
Kelly Hines wrote a fun post for the Tulsa World where she looked at OSU’s all-time record[1. Since 1961.] when wearing different helmets. I thought I’d take this mid-week opportunity to rank them all (with photos) because…why not?Here we go…1. 1967-68 — How they only wore this for two years is beyond me. How this wasn’t the logo on the new white helmet is even more beyond me.2. 1969-72 — Apparently 1967-72 was the golden era for Oklahoma State helmets because these guys are incredible as well. I’m a big fan of the diagonal print.3. 2009-2011 — I think I underestimated how much I liked this helmet. As I was going through all these I kept thinking “alternate white is better, alternate white is better.” Also, I may or may not need some consolation after Hines noted that these were basically retired. You got rid of the best helmet you had (by far) and replaced it with a bunch of Silly Petes. Just mind-boggling.4. 1961-1966 — Roll Pokes.[1. Hell yes, that’s Walt Garrison!]5. 2012-Present (carbon fiber) — I can’t help myself, I really can’t. One underrated touch is the Pete head in the front right above the face mask. Terrific.6. 1993-94 — These were the Tone Jones years. This is the 90s version of the alternate white helmet from 2011.7. 1967 (alt. orange) — This helmet was only worn four times. It’s just like No. 1 but with white numbers on the sides.8. 1984-92 and 1995-2000 — This helmet was worn 171 times. I will not be mad to see it worn 172 times.9. 1980-83 — Speaking of throwback logos. Here’s the one above but on a black helmet. I sort of like the white on black look with the orange (“orange”) jersey.10. 2011-Present — I like these a lot, this is actually a really strong top 10.11. 2013-Present (alt. white) — If these didn’t have silly Pete on them, they’d be top five. Probably No. 1 if they had the old cowboy-on-a-horse logo.12. 1973-76 — I don’t really understand the whole burnt orange thing but the stripe down the middle is a great complement for the old-school OSU logo.13. 2001-Present — It’s unfair that I have these so low. I don’t hate them, I’m just bored by 13 years of them.14. 1977-79 — Just like No. 12 but without the stripe. I like the stripe.15. 2012-Present — I like these better with the orange jerseys than just on their own. Would jump 10 (12?) spots with a black logo. Not sure why this is so difficult.16. 2012-Present — Go away, Silly Pete.17. 2012-Present — See above. These are the most “my gosh, is that a Fisher Price toy?” helmets OSU has ever worn. Looks like it’s supposed to be a fake mini helmet.18. 2011-2012 — RIP, gray helmets…may ye never show your face again but thank you for that one magical afternoon in College Station. Also, can the carbon fiber helmets have your black face masks? Thanks!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
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23 days agoMan City midfielder Bernardo Silva risks 6-match ban
Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva risks 6-match banby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been charged by the FA regarding his social media post to teammate Benjamin Mendy.Silva tweeted a picture of a black cartoon character alongside Mendy as a youngster.He wrote to the FA to apologise for any offence caused but faces a potential six-match ban after the charge.An FA statement read: “Bernardo Silva has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on 22 September 2019.”It is alleged that the Manchester City player’s activity breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.”It is further alleged that the activity constitutes an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin.”The midfielder has until 9 October 2019 to provide a response.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
US Judge rejects Congress challenge to border wall funding
Washington DC: A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue. Trump’s victory is muted by a federal ruling in California last month that blocked construction of key sections of the wall. The California case was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’US District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, wrote that the House’s lawsuit was “about whether one chamber of Congress has the ‘constitutional means’ to conscript the Judiciary in a political turf war with the President over the implementation of legislation.” McFadden said Congress didn’t have authority in this case but that he didn’t mean to imply the legislative body could never challenge the president in court over separation of powers. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China”An old maxim in politics holds that, ‘Where you stand depends on where you sit,'” he wrote. “At law too, whether a plaintiff has standing often depends on where he sits. A seat in Congress comes with many prerogatives, but legal standing to superintend the execution of laws is not among them.” The Justice Department welcomed the decision, saying the judge “rightly ruled that the House of Representatives cannot ask the judiciary to take its side in political disputes and cannot use federal courts to accomplish through litigation what it cannot achieve using the tools the Constitution gives to Congress.” Lawyers for the House didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment, including whether they will appeal. A federal judge in Oakland, California, ruled May 24 that Trump overstepped his authority and blocked work from beginning on two of the highest-priority, Pentagon-funded wall projects one spanning 46 miles (74 kilometers) in New Mexico and another covering 5 miles (8 kilometers) in Yuma, Arizona. The administration plans to appeal the ruling by Haywood Gilliam Jr, an appointee of President Barack Obama. At stake is billions of dollars that would allow Trump to make progress on a signature campaign promise heading into his bid for a second term. The administration faces several lawsuits over the emergency declaration but only two sought to block construction during the legal challenge. Trump declared a national emergency in February after losing a fight with the Democratic-led House that led to a 35-day government shutdown and identified up to USD 8.1 billion for wall construction. The funds include USD 3.6 billion from military construction funds, USD 2.5 billion from Defense Department counterdrug activities and USD 600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset forfeiture fund.
Canada Post racking up close to 1 million a year in parking
TORONTO — Canada Post is racking up close to $1 million annually in parking tickets as drivers struggle to navigate increasingly congested city streets, data show.The information, obtained by The Canadian Press through freedom of information requests, indicates the bulk of the citations are in and around Toronto.“To meet the needs of Canadians, our employees have to routinely park their vehicles,” said Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton. “With the concentration of addresses in urban downtown cores and a rising demand for pickups and deliveries, this can cause challenges, not just for Canada Post but for all delivery companies.”Data show the Crown corporation has paid out almost $7.5 million in parking fines over the past decade. The worst year was in 2016 with $943,293 paid, slightly more than last year’s $914,831, and almost quadruple the $289,908 recorded in 2009.Under the federal Canada Post Act, the corporation has, with some exceptions, the “sole and exclusive privilege of collecting, transmitting and delivering letters to the addressee thereof within Canada.” The corporation has a fleet of almost 13,000 vehicles that delivered close to eight billion pieces of mail last year.Eric Holmes, a spokesman for the City of Toronto, said mailbox placements are approved with the “general preference” they not be placed along high-volume streets.“Illegally parking, stopping, or standing a vehicle is dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists and creates congestion,” Holmes said. “Enforcement of parking violations is one way the City of Toronto helps deter this behaviour.”Hamilton said the corporation was an “active participant” in partnerships with Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver that aim to ease congestion, especially in downtown cores and along major access routes.“We also review our operations to make changes, such as adjusting pickup and delivery times, where possible,” Hamilton said. “It’s a bigger discussion than simply designating more delivery zones.”Overall, the fines are barely a rounding error for Canada Post, which lost $270 million last year on revenue of $6.6 billion dollars — three-quarters of the corporation’s total revenues. The company initially refused a June 2016 request for the ticket data, citing “commercial sensitivity.”It relented in June after belated intervention from the information commissioner and released the total value of tickets by region paid from 2009 until mid-2016. Asked for updated figures, the country’s largest retail network insisted on receiving a new formal access-to-information request before providing them.All regions of Canada show ticketing of branded Canada Post vehicles, but most citations are in major urban centres, where thousands of mail addresses can be concentrated in a few blocks. Despite the daunting logistics of pickup and delivery, a Toronto traffic police spokesman was blunt:“This is an easy one,” Sgt. Brett Moore said. “There is no preferential treatment for Canada Post.”In general, Canada Post’s drivers are on the hook for traffic violations. However, company policy makes allowance for parking tickets — with an excuse — except in designated accessibility spots.Emilie Tobin, with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, said the idea of parking exemptions for Canada Post vehicles is a complex topic given that the company is federally regulated but drivers have to follow varying provincial and municipal bylaws.“In some areas, it is difficult to find a legal parking space, so our members do have to park illegally and some do incur parking tickets,” Tobin said. “It’s not an ideal system and postal workers would prefer that routes could be structured in a way that allowed for legal parking 100 per cent of the time.”The Canadian Press first published this story on Sept. 29, 2019.Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press
Police dressed as ATM thieves to make criminal April Fool
NEW DELHI: In a filmy style scene, Delhi police team dressed in Lungi and Kurta disguised themselves as ATM thieves to lure a man into the conversation who has created menace in Dwarka with ATM machine thefts.The police zeroed in on a criminal after analysing CCTV footage of the ATM thefts in the area. After studying a typical pattern of dressing by the criminal, the police team decided to dress in exactly the same manner to dodge the criminal. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”At about 9 pm, the criminal came to Uttamnagar area and saw few other familiar looking men. He tried to establish communication with those men, actually the police team members, assuming them that they are from some new gang from Mewat area. He disclosed his name and address in Mewat to the team,” said DCP Dwarka, Anto Alphonse. On confirming his identity, the team surprised him with ‘April Fool Banaya slogan’. The accused is a permanent resident of Karanda, Mewat and is residing in Loni, Ghaziabad. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe accused committed several crimes and several cases have been registered against him but maybe in different names as he used to tell his new name every time he was arrested. After he was lodged in several jails, he polished his criminal abilities with an introduction to criminals from various states, hence he became a member of an interstate gang. In 2012, he along with his associates tried to steal an ATM in Mourya Enclave, Delhi area but guard fired upon them which caused the death of one of his associates. He was later arrested and charged also. He stopped attending court in 2017 and the court declared him an absconder. He used to shortlist any ATM after a recce and then prepared plans with associates to steal uproot the ATM.
Economic and Social Council wraps up historic monthlong session
25 July 2008The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today wrapped up its annual substantive session, which this year focused on efforts to achieve sustainable development and saw the holding of the first ever Development Cooperation Forum. “It was truly a historic session, as it implemented the new functions of the Council in their entirety,” the Council’s President, Leo Mérorès of Haiti, said at the conclusion of the session. It was during this session that the first biennial Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) – bringing together representatives from governments, the private sector, inter-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academia – convened to discuss technical aspects of development cooperation issues. The Forum was established in 2005 to help make development activities within and outside the UN more coherent and streamlined, particularly as more and more groups and entities become involved in the delivery of aid. “The Forum indeed constitutes one of the central pillars of the new, revitalized Economic and Social Council,” he said, adding that significant strides were made in positioning the Council as the principal forum for global dialogue and policy review on the effectiveness and coherence of international development cooperation. Another vital part of the session was the holding of the second Annual Ministerial Review, which featured presentations from four developing and four developed countries on lessons learned in development assistance. Mr. Mérorès noted that the developing countries had agreed on one common theme – that poverty eradication could only be achieved by pursuing development which is economically, socially and ecologically sustainable. At the same time, the developed countries acknowledged the gaps in their development cooperation strategies while highlighting successes with their development partners, he added. During its session, the Council also addressed a number of emerging challenges such as climate change, rising food and oil prices and biodiversity loss. The Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs underscored the crux of the Council’s messages on these issues, stressing first and foremost that there are no piecemeal solutions and that these challenges should be addressed in a comprehensive manner. “There is also a clear need for both short-term and long-term measures,” Sha Zukang told the concluding session, particularly in the case of the food and fuel crises. He also emphasized collective action as central to the success of global efforts to find lasting and durable solutions to these challenges. “ECOSOC can serve as an effective forum for launching such action,” he pointed out. “We need to fully utilize the potential of the Council.” Among the other outcomes of the session, the two officials cited the message from this year’s humanitarian segment that further strengthening of the provision of humanitarian assistance is needed so that it becomes more timely, accountable, equitable and accessible. The Council also advanced its work in the area of peacebuilding and post-conflict development, most notably by again extending the mandate of the ECOSOC Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti, in recognition of the role that the Council can play in supporting the country’s long-term development. ECOSOC, which serves as the central UN forum for discussing international economic and social issues and formulating policy recommendations, began its 2008 substantive session on 30 June.
UK MP meets Deputy Speaker
British Member of Parliament Simon Danczuk met Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody today and raised concerns over the failure by the government to put to trial the suspects in the murder of British national Khuram Shaikh.The British Labour MP, who is on a two day visit to Sri Lanka, also met MP Thilanga Sumathipala as well as members of the opposition including UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera. Simon Danczuk told the Colombo Gazette that during his meetings today he had pushed for justice over the Tangalle murder of the British national in 2011. Eight men, who are said to have been armed and drunk – and to include a prominent local politician with ties to the government – are accused of attacking him. Stabbed and shot, Khuram died while a female colleague who was with him was assaulted and left badly injured.Simon Danczuk said that despite assurances from the government that those responsible for Khuram’s murder would be severely dealt with, so far the suspects have not been charged in court.The Foreign Office, which has been keeping the Shaikhs informed of developments on the island, is also urging action. It said in a statement last year that “The UK cannot interfere in Sri Lanka’s legal system, but we hope that a trial occurs without any undue delay to bring the perpetrators of this terrible crime to justice.” (Colombo Gazette) He was accompanied by Khuram’s brother, Nasir Shaikh, who has been campaigning for Khuram’s killers to be brought to justice.Khuram, who had just spent months fitting prosthetic limbs in Gaza, was spending Christmas and the new year in Sri Lanka when, early on Christmas morning in 2011, when he became involved in an altercation at his hotel in Tangalle. The British MP said he will brief British officials on his return to London regarding the outcome of his visit to Sri Lanka. Report by Easwaran Rutnam
Annans legacy as SecretaryGeneral hailed by UN Assembly as successor is sworn
Standing and applauding, the 192-member United Nations General Assembly today paid a thunderous and prolonged tribute to Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the end of his 10-year tenure before swearing in his successor Ban Ki-moon, who takes over as the world’s top diplomat on 1 January. Both Mr. Annan and Mr. Ban stressed the indissoluble links uniting security, development and human rights as the three pillars of the UN, without any one of which world peace will not be achieved.Earlier, by acclamation the Assembly adopted a resolution of tribute for Mr. Annan who, in the words of Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed al-Khalifa, has devoted his life to the world body.“His career has been unique,” she said. “He has risen through the ranks of the United Nations and devoted his life’s service to the Organization. So, today we are not only bidding farewell to the current Secretary-General, but also to one of the longest-serving officials of the United Nations.” She stressed that Mr. Annan has stood at the helm as the UN has become a more effective global actor and demands for its services have grown over the past 10 years.“We are grateful to Kofi Annan for having set out a far-reaching reform framework to make the Organization more relevant to the people of the world: a United Nations that lives to serve humanity and the principles of multilateralism,” Sheikha Haya declared.“Kofi Annan will leave a lasting legacy. He has guided the United Nations into the 21st century with vision and leadership. As a result the multilateral system is stronger,” she added.Her words were echoed by the representatives of the various regional groups, who praised Mr. Annan’s role in facing the many challenges confronting the world at large and the UN itself by promoting peace, humanitarian aid, human rights, development for the poor, and wide-ranging reform for the Organization as epitomized by his 2005 report, In Larger Freedom.In response Mr. Annan noted that despite many difficulties and some setbacks in the past decade “we have achieved much that I am proud of,” citing UN reforms in particular.The Organization “became more transparent, accountable and responsive,” he said. “It began to better address the needs of individuals worldwide. It faced emerging threats, as well as familiar ones, head-on.“And it internalized the notion that development, security and human rights must go hand in hand; that there can be no security without development and no development without security, and neither can be sustained in the longer term without being rooted in the rule of law and respect for human rights,” he added.“I depart convinced that today’s UN does more than ever before, and does it better than ever before. Yet our work is far from complete – indeed, it never will be.” The Assembly rose in prolonged applause at the end of Mr. Annan’s speech.
How a trivial argument on a Surrey train turned to murder in
A father of one, who was taking his teenage son on a day trip to London, was brutally stabbed to death within three minutes of getting into a minor dispute with a fellow rail passenger, it emerged on Sunday. Lee Pomeroy, a 51-year-old IT consultant from Surrey, exchanged words with another man as they boarded the 1.01pm South Western Trains service from Guildford London Road station bound for Waterloo. But almost immediately the argument escalated into extreme violence and by the time the train reached the next stop of Clandon, just four minutes later, Mr Pomeroy lay dying from a stab wound to the neck. British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed that the victim and his attacker were not known to…
Flood hit communities plead for food medicines as waters recede
Residents of the flood hit Potaro Siparuni, Region Eight are calling on the authorities and kind-hearted Guyanese to reach out and assist them with some basic food and medical supplies. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related This resident is trying to prevent his clothes from being destroyed by the flash flooding in Region 8Speaking with INews today (May 19, 2017) Michael Mc Garrell of the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) reported that the water has begun receding which has since given rise to fear of water-related diseases affecting persons.The APA, he said, has already dispatched, today, a planeload of basic food, medical and other cleaning supplies.He said too the APA has already dispatched staff on the ground in the affected areas to better coordinate a response.Asked about assistance provided by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Mc Garrell told this publication he is only aware of a flyover which was conducted.He questioned why the CDC team did not land since the airstrips are dry and further the teams doing the flyover were at extremely high altitudes.Mc Garrell told INews: “we are not aware of any efforts by the CDC to take in supplies into the affected communities”.The Potaro River began over-topping yesterday after three days of continuous rainfall in the hinterland region.Several houses were quickly inundated with reports of one such building being completely washed away by the flash floods.The communities most affected include Kaibarupai, Sand Hill, Chenapau and Waipa.Kaibarupai according to press reports, is the hardest hit, with landslides leading to over-topping of the Ireng River too.
Smartphones Samsung numéro un en France
Smartphones : Samsung numéro un en FranceFrance – Samsung est redevenu le numéro un du mobile sur le marché français. Fort de son succès, le constructeur sud-coréen compte vendre 11 millions de téléphones d’ici la fin de l’année 2010 et devenir rapidement leader sur un marché en pleine expansion : celui des tablettes internet. Le ciel s’éclaircit pour Samsung Electronics. Le fabricant de produits high tech a assuré avoir fourni 41,6% du marché français du mobile (mobiles traditionnels et smartphones confondus). En valeur, le Sud-Coréen représenterait 29,5% de ce même marché, devançant ainsi son concurrent Apple.À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Les ventes des modèles Wave et Galaxy S expliqueraient en partie le regain de forme du constructeur. Sur son magasin Samsung Apps, 11.000 applications dont la plupart sont françaises. Bien que ce chiffre paraisse faible, l’entreprise affirme que les internautes procèdent à 300.000 téléchargements par semaine pour une quinzaine de nouveaux programmes par jour.Le lancement prochain de la Galaxy Tab, déjà considérée par beaucoup comme la plus sérieuse rivale de l’iPad d’Apple, pourrait encore asseoir la domination de Samsung sur le marché de l’électronique français. Le 10 septembre 2010 à 12:22 • Emmanuel Perrin
Padres announce plans to extend protective netting at Petco Park
March 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: KUSI Sports, padres, Petco Park, San Diego Padres FacebookTwitter Posted: March 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Padres Monday announced details of the team’s effort to cover more of Petco Park with protective netting aimed at making the ballpark safer for spectators.The netting will be installed to the end of Section 116 in left field and Section 115 in right field and have a maximum height of 24 feet before tapering down along the foul lines.The expanded netting plan was initially announced in September. All 30 Major League Baseball teams in February agreed to expand their netting to at least the far ends of both dugouts by the start of this season. The Padres’ plan exceeds those parameters, according to the team.“The security and well-being of our fans is our number one priority at Petco Park,” a Padres statement said. “We feel the new netting design drastically improves the safety of our patrons, while the state-of-the-art materials will have a minimal effect on the fan experience as it pertains to the view of the field and sight lines of our ballpark.”The netting is lightweight and dyed green in order to meet MLB guidelines to reduce visible impact of the barrier. KUSI Newsroom, Padres announce plans to extend protective netting at Petco Park
Habitats first family still grateful
There’s no telling what life might have been like for the Johnson family, if not for their Habitat for Humanity home.“This house means everything to us,” said Cindy Johnson, 49. “If it wasn’t for Habitat, there would be no place affordable enough.”Three children were raised here. Numerous relatives and friends in trouble stayed here when they had nowhere else to go.“I don’t think I’d be alive” without the sky-blue, three-bedroom place at the end of Northeast 98th Avenue, said Michael Johnson, 50. He’s endured multiple layoffs for years, and fought drug addiction on and off, too. He’s been clean for four years now, he said, but he’s unemployed and his body is worn down from hard labor. He’s also going blind in both eyes due to glaucoma.High school sweethearts, Michael and Cindy married and started building a family in a poorly ventilated, leaking mobile home in a Battle Ground trailer park when they heard about a new kind of charity homebuilder in the area. They became Clark County’s first Evergreen Habitat for Humanity homeowners.“It’s been a blessing,” Michael said. “I never thought I could own my own home like this.”Decades later, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity just held a 20th anniversary “Toolbox Bash” in Ridgefield to celebrate its modest but solid track record of building 21 new homes and housing 88 individuals, including 56 children, in Clark County. It broke ground Sunday on the seventh and final home at Patten Park, a Habitat development near Five Corners. This year it’s expecting to complete three new homes, according to Executive Director Josh Townsley, and make offers on several more Vancouver properties; it also watched with pride as two of its original homes were resold by owners moving onward and upward into better situations.
Indulging in art
Drawing may be called the crystallization of an idea. To many artists, drawing is that integral part of the artistic process wherein many a nebulous thought is actualized with lines, textures, shape and form. Drawing sensibilities pervade all visual media yet drawing can be independent of all other media. To discuss the idea, India International centre is going to host ‘Drawing about Drawing’, an exhibition by Rohini Sen.‘Drawing about Drawing’ as the title suggests, is a tribute to the process of drawing and its partnership with the artist. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’She says that drawings are an attempt to represent what drawing might mean to the artist as well as introspect about how drawing is taught and learned today. “When the need to draw something is juxtaposed with the fear of not being able to perfectly recreate on paper the idea that lingers in the mind, one can trace back this deep seated feeling of fear to the way art classes are conducted in schools and colleges today,” she says. Some drawings in this collection wonder about how colonial pedagogical practices continue to rule over art teaching in India today – whether it is the way art is assessed in art schools or kindergarteners in schools who for decades together have been learning that the sun shines with a smiley face behind V-shaped mountains overlooking a bright cobalt blue river. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis show is an experiment to bring to the forefront several nuggets of the role that drawing potentially could play or is already playing in our lives. A series of four drawings in this collection deal with the response to a natural calamity. Drawing for Resilience: Nepal 2015, were made shortly after the Nepal earthquake when a close family member happened to be visiting Nepal at the time and experienced the earthquake from very close quarters. The four drawings try to lay out a narrative of hope and prayer after a phase of despair and destruction. These drawings emblematize the idea that the act of drawing is indeed a cognitive action and like grammar in language, drawing too is an equal way of responding. Her relationship with drawing, as a student and then as a professional artist-teacher began as a troublesome relationship of fear, hesitation and resistance and magically transformed in to one of curiosity, love and longing. Her aesthetic affinities and drawing tendencies are somewhat rooted in the Madhubani tradition – this folk art style became an inseparable part of my artistic identity during art classes at The Rishi Valley School where she studied.When: December 5 to 11Where: Art Gallery, IIC Annexe, Lodhi EstateTimings: 11 am to 7 pm
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