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SP, BSP ask workers to stand guard outside rooms storing EVMs

first_imgFor fear of any foul play before counting day on May 23, the SP and BSP have instructed their workers to maintain a tight vigil outside the strong rooms storing the EVMs in each constituency in Uttar Pradesh.In an advisory issued to party candidates and counting agents, the BSP asked its workers to stand guard outside strong rooms and ensure that the green paper seal and the special tags are verified before the EVMs are allowed to be open for counting.The SP also asked its workers to stand guard outside strong rooms in shifts of eight hours. In a note issued by Naresh Uttam Patel, SP UP president, the workers are also asked to recruit experienced counting agents, including sharp-minded lawyers, to be present on the counting spot on May 23.Party president Akhilesh Yadav also issued a detailed note for his colleagues on how the counting process takes place.last_img read more

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Cool Treats

first_imgBet this sultry summer, you wish you didn’t have to turn on the cooking range or grill to cook. So here goes, our mouth watering recipes that will keep you cool and your friends and family smacking their lips on a full three course meal, complete with snacks, main course and dessert.Snacks Paneer Squares1 lbs tofu cut into neat squares1 each big tomato, cucumber and beetroot shreddedSalt to tasteChutney1 tbsp green chili paste1 tbsp garlic paste1 tbsp mint leaves paste3 oz coriander leavesSalt to tasteFrosting4 oz cream cheese4 oz each of grated cheese and creamGrind together all the chutney ingredients to a paste. Beat cream cheese till fluffy, add grated cheese and cream and make into a spreading consistency. Cut paneer lengthwise into two pieces, then into small squares. Sandwich the tofu pieces with chutney on a plate. Spread frosting on top decorate with shredded veggies and serve cold. Mixed Fruit Chaat2 oz each of peaches, strawberries and seedless grapes1 apple1 banana4 tbsps pineapple juice2 oz castor sugar1 tsp ginger juice2 tbsps lime juice1 tsp of chat masalaBlack saltSalt and chili powder to tasteCut all fruits into small pieces, mix in pineapple, lime and ginger juice, add spices and serve with toothpicks. Sprouted Green Gram Bhel½ lbs. moong (green gram) sprouts2 tbsps each of finely chopped tomatoesand raw mangoes2 tbsps chopped onion1 green chili minced2 tbsps chopped coriander leaves1 tbsp dry mango powder½ tsp each of black salt and chat masalaChili garlic and sweet chutneyMix green grams with veggies, spices and chutney. Serve decorated with finely chopped coriander leaves.Sweet Chutney1 oz thick tamarind2 tablespoons grated jaggery6 dates pitted and sliced thinly½ teaspoon black salt½ teaspoon roasted and ground cumin seedsMix ingredients in grinder at high speed and serve.Garlic Chili Chutney6 red chilies deseeded and chopped finely12 cloves garlic2 tablespoons vinegarSalt to tasteMix ingredients in grinder at high speed and serve.Sandwiches  Spicy Veggie Sandwich10 slices of bread2 large tomatoes onions and cucumbers sliced3 oz. grated cheese1 teaspoon mustardSalt and pepper to tasteMix salt and pepper with cheese, spread on bread slices, sandwich with veggies in between. Cut into triangles and serve with ketchup and potato chips.Cream Cheese Sandwich10 slices of bread2 tbsp butter6 thin cheese slices1 teaspoon mustard3 oz. cream cheese1 oz. grated cheeseSalt and pepper to tasteMix all the above ingredients and spread on the bread slices. Roll. Secure with toothpicks and serve with potato chips and salad.Green Chutney and Tofu Sandwich3 oz. tofu grated1 oz. green chutney1 tomato1 cucumber1 onionSalt and pepper to tasteMix tofu with chutney salt and pepper. Butter slices of bread. Spread chutney and sandwich with tomato onion cucumber. Cut into neat triangles.DipsTill Seed Dip2 oz sesame seeds2 oz grated coconut4 green chilies2 tbsps coriander leaves1 tbsps tamarind pulpSalt to tasteMix all the above ingredients in grinder at a high speed and serve.Tomato Dip3 oz tomatoes, chopped finely2 red chilies1 oz grated coconut1 oz powdered cashew nuts2 tbsps chopped coriander leaves¼ tsp grated ginger½ tsp toasted and powdered cumin seedsSalt to tasteGrind ingredients in grinder at a high speed and serve.Chili Dip3 oz thick green chilies2 tbsps roasted black sesame seeds1 oz coriander leaves1 tablespoon vinegar1 pinch mono sodium glutamateGrind ingredients in grinder at high speed and serve.VegetablesCreamy Vegetables¼ lbs grated cheese100 oz capsicums and tomatoes cut into thin strips4 oz cream2 tbsps chopped coriander leaves2 green chilies, mincedSalt and pepper to tasteMix together the vegetables add salt, cream and pepper put in a serving dish decorate with coriander leaves and serve chilled with brown bread.Mayonnaise with Vegetables¼ lbs each of grated carrot and cabbage1 oz each of cucumber, capsicum and tomato cut into strips¼ lbs mayonnaise2 oz cream2 oz pineapple pieces1 oz cherry piecesSalt and pepper to taste Mix mayonnaise with cream, blend into vegetables. Put in a serving dish and decorate with cherries and pineapple and serve with brown bread.Crunchy Cabbage½ lbs cabbage cut into two inch pieces2 red chilies2 tbsps honey4 tbsps olive oil2 oz mix toasted sesame seeds, almonds, walnuts and raisinsSalt and vinegar to tastePound the chilies coarsely, mix with cabbage along with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Set in refrigerator for 1 hour. Decorate with nuts and raisins and serve with brown bread.DessertsFruit Surprise15 plain sweet cookies2 oz cream1 oz powdered sugar1 teaspoon lime juice2 cups chilled milk2 tbsps cocoa powder1 cup chocolate sauce½ lbs finely chopped mixed fresh fruits12 roasted cashew nutsMix cream with sugar and lime juice, blend together cocoa and milk dip the biscuits one by one in milk and place in a serving dish , make layers of biscuits, fruits and chocolate sauce, start and finish with a layer of biscuits, cover with cream and decorate with cashew nuts.Chocolate Paan Banarsi paan leavesAnise or fennel seedsGulkandChocolate pasteChocolate sauceChunks of dark chocolatePowder of almonds, pistachio and cashew nutsCrystallized cherries, chopped finelySpecial sweet supari (betel nuts)Cardamom powderCoconut powderGrated coconutApply chocolate paste on the paan. Mix nuts, spices, sweet betel nut, coconut and chunks of chocolate and stuff mixture into the leaf, make into a paan and stick a clove in the center so it does not open, dip in chocolate sauce and serve at once.Ambrosia1 small brick vanilla ice cream4 tinned peach halves2 oz cream1 oz chopped walnuts2 oz chopped candied cherriesTake 4 plates and divide ice cream equally on them. On each ice cream in the middle place a peach half hollowed side up. Fill centre of the peach with 1 tblsp.cream. On top of each cream-filled peach sprinkle one tablespoon of cherries and walnuts.Cashew Nut Chocolate Rolls3 oz. ground cashew nuts3 oz. ground cream cheese1 oz. grated chocolate½ lbs. sugar½ teaspoon cardamom seedsDry coconut powder.Mix together all the above ingredients with the exception of coconut and form into small rolls. Roll in dry coconut and serve.Mocktails Peach and Ice Cream Shake1 oz peach puree½ liter milk1 oz vanilla ice cream2 drops almond essenceMix together all ingredients in blender for a minute and serve in tall glasses.Rose Shake¼ liter chilled water¼ liter chilled milk2 oz sugar2 oz rose syrupPinch of cardamom powderRose petals2 oz strawberry ice creamMix together all the above ingredients in a blender. When the ice cream is half melted, put in a tall glass containing cracked ice. Decorate with rose petals.Pomegranate Cooler¼ liter pomegranate juice2 tablespoons pineapple squash1 oz castor sugar2 bottles chilled soda1 bottle chilled lemonade3 oz creamMix together pomegranate juice, squash, soda and lemonade. Beat cream with sugar; pour lemonade in glasses over cracked ice. Related Itemslast_img read more

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HTC Nexus Marlin full specifications leaked, to come with 4GB RAM, 5.5-inch display

first_imgWe have already known this for quite some time that HTC will be making two Nexus phones this year. Report after report the picture is getting clearer as full specifications of the two phones have started leaking online. Earlier last week HTC Nexus Sailfish was leaked online, now another report by Android Headlines details the bigger Nexus, which is codenamed Marlin. The report suggests that the Nexus Marlin will support a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 X 1440 pixels. The phone will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm processor, it doesn’t specify the model number or the speed of the processor. We feel it will either be Snapdragon 821 or 823 powering the Nexus Marlin. Another report earlier this month had rumoured that it will have the Snapdragon 821. According to the latest report the Nexus Marlin smartphone will have 4GB of RAM. The phone will get only two storage variants- 32GB and 128GB, there will be no 64GB storage variant.The bigger HTC Nexus will have a 12-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel camera up front. Similar to the earlier Nexus phones, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the Nexus Marlin will also sport a fingerprint scanner under the rear camera. The Nexus Sailfish also shares this design detail with its bigger sibling.The upcoming Nexus phone will also have a USB Type-C port for connectivity and charging. The report regarding Nexus Sailfish also detailed similar specifications with an octa-core Snapdragon processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage. Both the phones most likely will have similar cameras as well. The major difference, according to the reports so far, is the screen size and resolution.advertisementAlso read: Nexus Sailfish specs leaked, may come with 4GB RAM and 5-inch displayWith the rumoured similarities it appears Google is planning to go the Apple way with its Nexus phones, which means it shouldn’t be surprising if both the Nexus phones are only slightly different from each other, just like iPhone and iPhone Plus models.last_img read more

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Dylan Ababou grateful for another opportunity ahead of Fiba 3×3 OQT

first_imgAbabou is the No. 6 player in the Philippines’ 3×3 circuit and he has a chance to become an Olympian if the country places in the top 3 of the Fiba 3×3 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament for the 2020 Summer Games.“Of course I was surprised with this opportunity because what we’ve originally dreamt of was the 2012 London Olympics but the Lord has something better lined up,” said Ababou in Filipino in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Chooks-to-Go’s press conference Thursday at Crowne Plaza in Ortigas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceAbabou was part of the original Gilas program formed in 2009, a team that featured the best collegiate players in the country.The former UAAP MVP out of University of Santo Tomas enjoyed a strong start to his professional career, averaging 11.9 points, 4.7 rebounds on 41 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent from deep in his first conference before the injuries came. Rice industry paralysis CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Dylan Ababou was on track to become of one the stars of his generation when he entered the PBA in 2011 as the 10th overall draft pick.Several injuries, however, derailed his professional and Olympic dreams but all hope is not lost with another opportunity to keep that dream alive albeit in a different circuit.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress LATEST STORIEScenter_img Wesley So wins world chess title, topples No. 1 Magnus Carlsen Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics More than a year since his departure from the PBA, Ababou found a new niche playing for Pasig in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3.“I’m happy because I’m given another chance in life, a new opportunity, and along the way I’ve learned to accept that some things really aren’t for me,” said the 32-year-old Ababou. “There are trials, some are hard, that would come your way but you don’t count how many times you fall down, but how many times you come back up.”Ababou, who played for seven teams in the PBA, said a return to the professional league isn’t in his mind and that he’s happy to be part of the country’s top 3×3 program.“I’m happy here,” said Ababou. “You can really feel the love from everyone, I’m at peace here, and I’ll stay here.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!last_img read more

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No.1 T20I batsman and bowler up against No. 1 T20I team

first_imgIndia will take on New Zealand in a three-match T20I series starting Wednesday with the first match in Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.After winning the ODI series 2-1, New Delhi is all set to witness the top-ranked T20I batsman and bowler fiercely battle the top-ranked T20I team.On Tuesday, Jasprit Bumrah climbed to the number one spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings.Bumrah, who attained a career-best third position in the ODI rankings on Monday, has regained the T20 top spot after Pakistan spinner Imad Wasim slipped one place.That aside, Kohli reclaimed the top ODI spot for batsman with a career-best 889 points on Monday, overtaking South Africa’s AB de Villiers. Along with that, he holds the top spot in the ICC T20 rankings with 811 points.India have so far lost all their matches against New Zealand, the fifth and last one coming at the ICC World T20 in 2016.For a team that has stormed its way to the top of world cricket with wins over Australia, England and Sri Lanka, among others, this piece of statistic certainly sticks out like a sore thumb.Despite that, with series wins over big teams like Australia, India have firmly stamped their supremacy in the limited-overs format.Having emerged winners in a keenly-contested preceding one day international series against New Zealand, India’s confidence is sky high and they would look to continue the good work in this slam-bang format.With a strong all-round and in-form team at their disposal, India will fancy their chances of improving their record against the Kiwis.advertisementThen there is Ashish Nehra, who will end his 18 years of international cricket journey, and he must be hoping for that perfect ending.Against the likes of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner, it will take some doing.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Mohammad Amir opened up on spot-fixing after Shahid Afridi slapped him: Abdul Razzaq

first_imgMohammad Amir had confessed to spot-fixing only after then ODI skipper Shahid Afridi slapped the fast bowler while Salman Butt was involved in corruption much before Pakistan’s ill-fated tour of England in 2010, claimed former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq.Spilling the beans on the scandal which tarnished the image of Pakistan cricket, Razzaq narrated the Aamir incident while speaking to the GNN news channel.”He (Afridi) told me to leave the room but after a while I heard the sound of a slap and then Aamir told the whole truth,” Razzaq said.The all-rounder also blamed the then PCB set-up for bringing bad name to Pakistan cricket.”I thought instead of going to the ICC to prove its efficiency, the PCB should have instead directly taken the three players to task despite their denials and sent them back home on some pretext. They should have banned them for a year or so. In the end by not doing this, the PCB spoilt the image of Pakistan cricket worldwide.”Razzaq, 39, also claimed that Butt was deliberately getting out and playing dot balls much before the scandal broke out in England.”I shared my concerns with Afridi but he said it is just my Waham (misconception) and nothing is wrong. But when I was batting with Salman Butt during a match of the World T20 in West Indies, I was convinced he was letting down the team.”Razzaq recalled he told Butt to take a single and give him the strike but he did not pay heed to his advise.advertisement”I was surprised when he refused this strategy. When I realised what he was up to (something) I told him strictly to give me the strike. Yet every over he deliberately played two or three balls and then gave me strike. I got upset and felt the pressure and got out.”Butt, Amir and Muhammad Asif were the three players eventually banned for a minimum of five years in early 2011 by the ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal after they were first suspended in September 2010.All three have now returned to playing cricket after completing their five-year bans. But only Amir has been considered and picked for the Pakistan national team and is presently competing in the World Cup.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Sania Mirza blasts cringeworthy’ TV ads ahead of India-Pakistan matchAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan sport black armbands vs Australia in honour of late cricketer, umpireAlso See:last_img read more

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Immobile double sees Lazio defeat Juve

first_imgJuventus 1 Lazio 2: Immobile condemns champions to rare home defeat Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 02:01 10/15/17 Strakosha - cropped Getty Images Juventus lost at home in Serie A for the first time in over two years as Ciro Immobile scored twice in a 2-1 Lazio success. Ciro Immobile struck twice and Paulo Dybala missed a penalty for the second Serie A game in succession as Lazio won 2-1 to hand Juventus a first home league defeat in 42 games.Dybala’s spot-kick woe came deep in stoppage time after referee Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni had used the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system to rightly award Juve the chance to claim a point following a reckless challenge from Patric on Federico Bernardeschi.But Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha dived low to his right to push Dybala’s effort away before the final whistle went to condemn the Bianconeri to a first home defeat in Serie A since August 2015. 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Juve’s dominance at the Allianz Stadium has been one of the cornerstones of their six successive Serie A titles, but a growing sense that their Scudetto monopoly could be under serious threat will only increase after this eye-catching result.The hosts had won their last six league meetings with Lazio to nil, and were on a revenge mission after their stunning stoppage-time defeat to Simone Inzaghi’s side in the Supercoppa Italiana.Douglas Costa opened his Juventus account, while Gonzalo Higuain bizarrely and inadvertently hit the bar from a yard out as Massimiliano Allegri’s men dominated the opening half.But Lazio had designs on upsetting the champions once again and former Juve youngster Immobile struck twice inside seven minutes after the break to turn the game on its head and put the visitors on course for their first league win over Juve in 14 years.Both goals came as a result of creaking defensive play between Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli and, having spurned a two-goal lead against Atalanta last time out – a game in which Dybala was foiled from 12 yards to snatch a win – questions may be asked of Allegri as Napoli’s spectacular start to the season ramps up the pressure.97′ #STRAKOSHA !!!!!!!!!! LA PARATA DEL NOSTRO NUMERO !!!!!!! #JuveLazio — S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) October 14, 2017 Allegri had opted to bench Dybala, despite the Bianconeri star failing to play a minute for Argentina during the international break, with Costa and Mario Mandzukic flanking Higuain in attack.With five Lazio players strung in front of a back three, chances were at a premium for the hosts, but they converted their first clear-cut opportunity.Sami Khedira’s snapshot drew a fine save from Strakosha, only for Costa to snaffle the rebound – the goal upheld by VAR after replays showed Bastos had played him onside on the far side.Strakosha denied Khedira more decisively with 10 minutes to play in the opening half, palming the German’s blistering 30-yarder around the post.The Allianz Stadium was collectively astonished when the score remained at 1-0 soon after when Higuain charged down Strakosha’s clearance from no more than a yard out, only to see the ball incredibly rebound clear off the crossbar.Lazio reached the interval having shown little sign of breaking their drought against the champions, but they pulled level just two minutes into the second half, Immobile curling beyond Buffon after he pulled away from Barzagli to latch onto Luis Alberto’s pass.Strakosha denied Higuain one-on-one as the striker’s luckless game continued and Lazio stunned the home crowd soon after, Immobile again splitting the defence and rounding Gianluigi Buffon, who could only trip the striker.Immobile picked himself up to send Buffon the wrong way and put the rarest of wins in the minds of Lazio fans.15 – C. Immobile has scored 15 goals this season in all club comps – currently the best tally for a player of the top-5 Euro leagues. Bomber— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) October 14, 2017 Allegri called for Dybala as Juve’s attempts to get back into the game came to nought and he was soon in the thick of the action, seeing a cross to fellow substitute Bernadeschi just hooked clear by Stefan Radu.Dybala was denied by the post with a fizzing half-volley in the first minute of stoppage time, but looked set to be the hero when substitute Patric suffered a brain freeze with time almost up.With the stage set, Dybala fluffed his lines again, Strakosha denying the South American to move Inzaghi’s men level in the table with Juventus, who now look on anxiously as Napoli look to extend their advantage at the top against Roma.Key Opta stats:- 783 days have passed since Juventus’ previous defeat at home in all competitions (Aug 23rd 2015 v Udinese): since then, 57 games on home soil without losing (50 wins, 7 draws).- Lazio’s last win away to Juventus in Serie A was in December 2002: since then, 10 defeats and three draws in 13 league matches in Turin.- The last player to score a brace away to Juventus in Serie A was Sulley Muntari in October 2013.- Juventus conceded two goals in a home league game for the first time since April 2015 (vs Fiorentina).- Lazio have scored 21 goals so far: only in 1942/43 had they netted so many goals after the first eight Serie A games.- Paulo Dybala has failed to score two consecutive penalties after he had converted all his previous penalty kicks in Serie A (13 out of 13).- Gonzalo Higuain has failed to score in three consecutive home league appearances for the first time since January 2015.  read morelast_img read more

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15 days agoEriksen reluctant to leave Tottenham in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eriksen reluctant to leave Tottenham in Januaryby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid aim to prise Christian Eriksen away from Tottenham for a bargain £30million in January.But AS says Eriksen would rather wait until his deal runs out in June so he can leave for free and pick up a huge signing bonus.Real can enter talks on January 1 over a summer switch as clubs abroad will not be breaking rules speaking to a player in the final six months of his deal.But they could still try and tempt Spurs into cashing in, which would give Eriksen a choice to make.Zinedine Zidane’s No1 midfield target was Paul Pogba but Manchester United were not open to selling. last_img read more

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Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell Posts Photo Of His Return To The Field

first_imgOle Miss celebrates the Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma State.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates during the trophy ceremony after their 48-20 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ole Miss star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is a little over three months removed from a brutal ankle injury that cut short a brilliant season. Treadwell recently posted video of himself on the treadmill rehabbing, and today he celebrated his return to the field. Treadwell documented the occasion on his Instagram account.For anyone who watched Treadwell get hurt, the fact he’s made this much progress this quickly is just remarkable. We wish him well as he continues his recovery process.last_img read more

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Dynagas LNG Partners LP to Buy Arctic Aurora

first_imgDynagas LNG Partners LP  (the Partnership) has entered into an agreement to purchase from Dynagas Holding Ltd., the Partnership’s sponsor, 100% of the ownership interests in the entity that owns and operates the Arctic Aurora, a 2013 built ice class liquefied natural gas carrier, for an aggregate purchase price of $235 million.‘Arctic Aurora’ acquisition is subject to the Partnership obtaining the funds necessary to pay the purchase price and the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.The Partnership expects to finance the acquisition with the net proceeds of a public offering of its common units and a portion of the borrowings under a new $340 million senior secured revolving credit facility.‘Arctic Aurora’ is currently operating under a time charter with Statoil ASA with an initial term of five years that expires in July 2018. Statoil has the right to extend the charter for consecutive additional one-year periods following the initial charter period.The Partnership’s average remaining charter term, based on an expected delivery date for the Arctic Aurora of May 30, 2014 and taking into account the recently announced 13-year time-charter contract with Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore Pte. Ltd. for the Clean Force, will be 6.1 years.‘Arctic Aurora’ acquisition will generate, assuming full utilization, total contracted gross revenue of approximately $117.2 million, annual gross revenues of approximately $28.3 million and annual net cash from operations of approximately $21.7 million, during the initial charter period with Statoil.The Board of Directors of the Partnership and the Conflicts Committee of the Board have approved the Arctic Aurora acquisition.Following the completion of this acquisition, the Partnership’s management intends to recommend to the Board an increase in the Partnership’s quarterly cash distribution per unit of between $0.0225 and $0.0275 (or annualized increase of between $0.09 and $0.11 per unit), which would become effective for the distribution with respect to the quarter ending June 30, 2014 on a pro-rata basis after giving effect to the Arctic Aurora acquisition.last_img read more

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Bluenose II a Canadian Icon and Nova Scotias Sailing Ambassador Returns to

first_imgThousands of Nova Scotians and visitors from across Canada were in Lunenburg today to celebrate the relaunch of the Bluenose II. Taking advantage of morning tides, the schooner was slowly winched into the water, link-by-link, from the 1,200-tonne marine railway at the Lunenburg Shipyard. “The return of Bluenose II to water is a significant milestone in preserving Canada’s and Nova Scotia’s proud maritime history and a testament to the shipbuilding history of our great province,” said the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia. “Our government is a proud partner in the restoration of this historic vessel as we focus on creating local jobs, boosting tourism and spurring economic growth in Nova Scotia for years to come.” “Seeing the Bluenose II return to the water where she belongs marks a proud day for Lunenburg residents, Nova Scotians, and all Canadians,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “The Bluenose II restoration has captured Nova Scotians’ pride in our province’s shipbuilding tradition and has boosted tourism and provided good, local jobs. Dozens of people have clocked countless hours to return the Bluenose II to the water, reminding us all that ships start here.” The original Bluenose was an international racing and fishing champion schooner designed by William J. Roué and launched in 1921. Oland Brewery built the Bluenose II in 1963 and sold it to the province in 1971 for one dollar, paid with 10 Canadian dimes. Since then, the schooner has received many upgrades, but none matching the latest restoration, which included the complete rebuilding of the vessel’s hull. The restoration was carried out by the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance, a company owned by Snyder’s Shipyard, Lunenburg Industrial Foundry and Engineering and Covey Island Boatworks. Over the coming weeks and months, the schooner will receive its masts, rigging and sails, as well as new mechanical and electrical systems. The Bluenose II will sail again in spring 2013, with many visits to Nova Scotia communities. The Government of Canada has invested up to $4,937,500 toward eligible restoration costs through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. The Province of Nova Scotia has invested about $11 million in the restoration project. The Government of Canada has engaged provinces, territories, municipalities and key stakeholders in a series of roundtables to guide the development of a new long-term infrastructure plan that will support job creation, economic growth and prosperity. To improve infrastructure across Canada and leverage new investment, the Government of Canada’s new long-term plan will encourage greater use of public-private partnerships, while respecting the capacity of Canadian taxpayers. -30-last_img read more

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Allahabad University campus has become a haven for criminals HC

first_imgMAllahabad: Lamenting that Allahabad University hostels have become a “haven for criminals” who have converted its campus into a “play ground” for their misdeeds, the Allahabad High Court has asked the varsity and the police to apprise it of steps taken by them to address the issue.A bench comprising chief justice Govind Mathur and justice S S Shamshery made the observation on Tuesday while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on the murder of a youth at PCB hostel of Allahabad University on Monday night. The court issued notices to Uttar Pradesh chief secretary, state director general of police and district commissioner and senior superintendent of police of Prayagraj as well as the registrar of Allahabad University on the issue. The court directed the University registrar to file an affidavit about the steps taken to make the university campus free from criminals. The court also directed the SSP of Prayagraj to file a status report regarding steps taken in the matter. “In a democratic society, rule of law is to prevail and any harm to that cannot be accepted in any manner. No one can be allowed to cause even a minor injury to the peace and tranquillity of the area and inhabitants thereof,” the court said in its order. “It is brought to our notice that a huge number of criminals are staying in the different hostels under the control of university though they are not regular students,” it said. The bench, in its oral observations, said that “campus and hostels of Allahabad university have become a haven for criminals”. “The entire campus has been converted by them into play ground for their criminal deeds,” it said. The court directed the district magistrate and SSP of Prayagraj and the registrar of the university to be present in court on April 22.last_img read more

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Mattel soars while Hasbro and Goodyear tumble

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Phillips 66, up $1.78 to $93.52Higher refining margins helped the oil refiner beat Wall Street forecasts.Mattel Inc., up $2.87 to $15.23Strong sales of Barbie dolls pushed the toy maker to a fourth-quarter profit.Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., down $1.86 to $18.69The tire maker fell short of Wall Street forecasts due to lower sales and issued a weak outlook for the tire market.Hasbro Inc., down 86 cents to $89.39The toy maker’s fourth-quarter results fell far short of forecasts as it contends with the loss of Toys R Us.Eli Lilly and Co., up $2.10 to $119.60The drug developer is divesting its stake in Elanco Animal Health as it focuses on its core pharmaceutical business.Arconic Inc., down 58 cents to $17.10The maker of engineered products for the aerospace and other industries will split into two separate companies.Amazon.com Inc., down $26.15 to $1,588.22CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer.Coty Inc., up $2.27 to $9.33The beauty products company beat Wall Street forecasts, despite a drop in sales and a loss for the quarter.The Associated Press read more

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Funding shortage could force UN health agency to curtail activities in Somalia

26 March 2010The international community’s lack of financial support for healthcare activities in Somalia could undo the progress made so far in the Horn of Africa nation, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today. The international community’s lack of financial support for healthcare activities in Somalia could undo the progress made so far in the Horn of Africa nation, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.“WHO had requested, in the 2010 Consolidated Appeals Process for Somalia, $46 million, of which only 8 per cent have been funded so far,” agency spokesperson Paul Garwood told reporters in Geneva, noting that the main donor was the UN Central Emergency Fund itself.In recent years, millions of children have been vaccinated and hundreds of medical staff have been trained in surgery and surveillance of disease outbreaks. The WHO is currently on the verge of reducing such activities in parts of the country, even as the number of reported disease cases, such as cholera, is on rise and the risks of outbreaks very high, Mr. Garwood said. In addition, fighting between Government and its supporters and rebel forces killed 48 people and wounded more than 400 others in the first half of this month, he added.Meanwhile, the top United Nations envoy to Somalia today said that he is pleased with the momentum generated by recent events in regard to the peace process in the war-torn nation, including a security sector reform meeting and the signing of an agreement between the Somali Government and a rebel group. “We are a quarter of the way into the second year of the TFG’s [Transitional Federal Government] term and managing the status quo is not an option. A number of firm and significant steps have been made that show the willingness and ability of the Government to use this transitional period wisely and for the benefit of the Somali people,” Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said in a statement. The comments come just days after he met with Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke and the head of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), Boubacar Diarra, at a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, of the Joint Security Committee (JSC). During the meeting this past Tuesday, participants discussed the progress made and future actions needed to further the TFG’s national security and stabilization plan, including training initiatives supported by the European Union and other members of the international community. The UN does not have a peacekeeping mission in Somalia, but is mandated by the Security Council to work politically and logistically with the international community to support AMISOM and the TFG. TFG President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was elected in January 2009, the first formal Government in Somalia since the overthrow of Siad Barre in 1991 pushed the country into turmoil. A number of former rebel groups have at times supported TFG, the most recent being Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’a, which signed a peace agreement with the Government earlier this month. Mr. Ould-Abdallah said the agreement was an additional indication of the Government’s commitment to associate all willing parties towards restoring peace and reconciliation. In a related development, the Independent Federal Constitutional Commission (IFCC) wrapped up a workshop on Tuesday in Djibouti to lay out new parameters for the Constitutional process. The IFCC is expected to have a final draft Constitution prepared by 1 July. This weekend, the Special Representative, along with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will attend the Arab League Summit in Sirte, Libya. While the meeting will focus on the Middle East, specifically the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, Mr. Ould-Abdallah is expected to raise the situation in Somalia with Arab leaders. The talks will come ahead of a conference hosted by Turkey addressing Somalia’s reconstruction and development, which is expected to take place on 22 May in Istanbul. read more

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More asylum seekers arrested

They were brought to Trincomalee and KKS Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations. The asylum seekers are residents of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu, Trincomalee, Muttur, Ampara, Batticaloa, Kinniya, Maradankeny, Chavakachcheriya and Peduruthuduwa. The Navy arrested 76 people bound for Australia in two multi-day trawlers over the weekend, the navy media unit said today.A trawler name “Rashith Putha” with 24 people on board  including 12 Tamils ( 10 men and 02 women) and 12 Muslims and another other multi-day trawler name “ Sadev Putha I ” with 52 tamil persons including 45 men , 05 woman and 02 children on board were intercepted off Trincomalee and Manalkadu respectively. read more

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UN lifts immunity of police officers connected to deadly shootings in Kosovo

Fred Eckhard told reporters the immunity of the officers, who have been serving with the Jordanian Special Police Unit (SPU) of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), has been lifted during the arrest, detention and pre-trial investigation process.The UN Police Commissioner in Kosovo, Stefan Feller, said yesterday that an investigation has begun into Saturday’s shootings at the Mitrovica Detention Centre, which occurred when at least one of five officers from the SPU on guard fired at a group of 24 correctional officers leaving the centre in a convoy after a routine day of training. The officers in the three-car convoy returned fire.Two correctional officers from the United States – Kim Bigley and Lynn Williams – and the officer from the Jordanian SPU who opened fire were killed, and 11 others – one Austrian and 10 US officers – were injured in the shoot-out, which began about 3:20 p.m.Mr. Eckhard said today Secretary-General Kofi Annan was deeply saddened at the deaths of Ms. Bigley and Ms. Williams, and wished to convey to the families and friends of the victims “his profound and heartfelt sympathy at these tragic deaths.”The Secretary-General also expressed his concern at the injuries to the 11 injured officers, some of whom are in critical condition, and wished them a swift and full recovery, the spokesman added. read more

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Kyrgyzstan Uzbek refugees fly out but UN concerned for detainees left behind

Relieved and flashing peace signs, 439 Uzbeks arrived in Timisoara, western Romania, after a seven-hour chartered flight from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, accompanied by staff of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration.They included 14 who were released from detention in the Kyrgyz border town of Osh but UNHCR is very concerned about the fate of the 15 others still detained there after reports that Uzbek officials were present at the detention centre in an apparent effort to press for their repatriation, although Kyrgyz authorities have assured UNHCR they will not be deported back home. Last night Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on the Kyrgyz authorities to facilitate their departure for Romania, stressing that “returning refugees or asylum-seekers to a country where they may face torture is a violation of international refugee and human rights law.”UNHCR spokeswoman Jennifer Pagonis told reporters in Geneva today that the agency was negotiating with the Kyrgyz authorities for their release.“We have strongly reiterated to the Kyrgyz authorities that the Uzbeks in detention should not be returned to Uzbekistan, as this would be contrary to the 1951 Refugee Convention to which they have acceded, and contrary to Kyrgyz national law,” she said. “The authorities have assured UNHCR that these 15 will not be deported to Uzbekistan but kept in Kyrgyzstan for further processing.”Fourteen others detained in Osh were released last night for today’s flight. “It was heart-breaking to see the joy on the faces of those who were released from prison when they were reunited with the families they had not seen since May,” UNHCR country representative Carlos Zaccagnini said.UN officials from Mr. Annan on down have repeatedly expressed “serious concern” over the fate of the asylum seekers and their possible forced repatriation after they fled violence in the eastern city of Andijan in May.Earlier this month, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) noted that while the Uzbek Government claimed fewer than 200 people were killed in the unrest, other sources put the death toll at hundreds more. “It is not excluded, as described by eyewitnesses interviewed, that the Andijan incidents amounted to a “mass killing,” it said.Ms. Pagonis thanked UNHCR’s partners for their help in the airlift. “During this complex and charged transfer operation, UNHCR has received enormous support from the authorities in Kyrgyzstan, particularly the Foreign Affairs Minister, the Romanian Government, the US Government, many other governments, the EU (European Union), OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), UN sister agencies, IOM and the international community,” she said. read more

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Wagner rallies to beat American 6458

WASHINGTON — Romone Saunders scored 17 points, Chase Freeman added 12 and Wagner rallied to beat American 64-58 on Friday night.Freeman’s layup with 59 seconds left gave Wagner (3-4) the lead for good at 56-54 and the Seahawks made all eight free throws in the final 39 seconds to secure the victory.American (4-2) had the largest lead of the game when Mark Gasperini’s free throw made it 42-33 with 11:30 left in the second half. The Seahawks went on an 8-0 run to get within one and tied it at 46, 48 and 51 before finally overtaking the Eagles at 54-51 on Nigel Jackson’s 3-pointer with three minutes left.AJ Sumbry added 10 points for the Seahawks, who made 19 of 22 shots from the foul line.Sa’eed Nelson had 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals for American. Sam Iorio added 10 points.The Associated Press read more

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Baseball Ohio States offense comes alive in 143 win against Lipscomb in

Ohio State senior Nate Romans (7) swings at home plate in the Buckeyes’ home opener against the Lipscomb Bison on March 15, 2019 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The LanternDespite the cold temperatures, the Ohio State baseball team heated up to end itsfive-game losing streak in its home opener. Ohio State (8-9) routed Lipscomb (9-7) 14-3. The bats came alive for the Buckeyes, producing 18 hits, a season-high, and two home runs. “I told [the team] after the game, ‘That’s us. That’s what we’re capable of. That’s what we can do,’” head coach Greg Beals said. The Buckeyes blew the game open with a seven-run fifth inning. Four of those runs were scored with two outs, and the lead was extended to 13-1. Freshman third baseman Zach Dezenzo erupted with two home runs in the game, his second and third of the year, adding three RBIs. “Both those pitches were up and out,” Dezenzo said. “Just tried to put a good swing on it and hit something hard.”Freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn shined against a Lipscomb team that came into the game batting .297. Burhenn allowed three runs, one of which was earned, and two hits in six innings of work. “It feels really good to be back at home and being able to start our home series and set the tone for the weekend,” Burhenn said. “I feel like we all did a great job. It was a good team win.”Burhenn struck out five, while walking two. The solid pitching was continued by Ohio State redshirt senior Thomas Waning and junior Joe Gahm. The pair struck out three and allowed only one hit in two innings of relief. With two runners on via walk, Ohio State junior first baseman Conner Pohl opened the scoring with a two-out single in the bottom of the first inning, knocking in junior shortstop Noah West. Pohl would finish the game with three RBIs. West recorded his first two stolen bases of the season. The Buckeyes increased their season stolen base total from five to eight. Lipscomb came into the game with 25 stolen bases, but were unable to steal a bag in the series opener.Lipscomb senior pitcher Chris Kachmar would go on to struggle recording outs in an efficient fashion. He was pulled in the fourth inning after recording only nine outs on 93 pitches. Kachmar came into the game with a 3-0 record and seven walks allowed in four starts. The starter earned his first loss of the season and had an uncharacteristic four walks allowed in only three innings pitched. After a pair of singles by Ohio State junior right fielder Dominic Canzone and senior left fielder Brady Cherry and a walk to redshirt sophomore catcher Brent Todys, the bases were loaded in the third inning. A 10-pitch at bat to fifth-year senior designated hitter Nate Romans ended with a two-run, two-out single to right field to balloon the lead to 4-0. “I was just trying to fight, because I was down to two strikes both at bats. Just fighting off his good pitches and then put a good swing on it,” Romans said. Romans finished the game with three RBIs on two hits. The first hit surrendered by Burhenn came by way of a solo shot in the fifth inning over the left field wall. It was junior Lipscomb junior shortstop Brian Moore’s first home run of the season. Dezenzo hit his second home run of the day when he skied a two-run bomb over the right field fence in the fifth inning. After a triple by redshirt senior center fielder Ridge Winand, West hit him in with a one-out double to extend the lead to 9-1. The Bisons drew more blood in the sixth inning as sophomore outfielder Carson Wright brought in two runs on a two-out single to make the game 13-3. Winand scored his third run of the game on a wild pitch in the sixth inning to end the scoring for the Buckeyes. Burhenn moved to 3-1 on the year with the win. “I think we’re really confident in this home stretch here that we can get things turned around the right way,” Dezenzo said. The Buckeyes will play their second game against Lipscomb at 3:05 p.m. Saturday. read more