Five persons, including a woman, died of asphyxiation inside a newly constructed septic tank at Durgi village in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Sunday morning.The woman, Rashmita Kadraka, was the first to suffer asphyxiation inside the tank. Five others who entered the tank to rescue her also suffered the same fate. One of them is battling for life at the Christian Hospital in Bissamcuttack.Roof brokenVillagers had to use an excavator to break down the roof of the underground tank to rescue the six unconscious persons. All of them were shifted to the Christian Hospital, where five were declared dead.The mishap occurred around 9.30 a.m. at a house at Paika Street in Durgi village. The woman was the first to enter the tank and fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gases formed inside the closed tank. When she did not come out, a mason entered the tank to rescue her and become a victim of asphyxiation.To rescue the two, four youths of the village then entered the tank. When the six persons did not come out, the villagers used an excavator to break open the roof of the tank to rescue them. The unconscious persons were immediately taken to hospital, but five of them could not be saved.The local police have sent the bodies of the five deceased for autopsy and started investigations.
Two inmates were killed on Thursday after lightning struck them in Borstal Jail in Ludhiana, the police said.“The incident occurred when four inmates were praying at a temple situated inside the jail premises. Lightning struck, leaving two of them dead and the other two injured,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (East) Devinder Chaudhary told reporters.Mr. Chaudhary said the deceased have been identified as Lakhvir Singh (18) and Rishav Kumar (19), both from Ludhiana. The injured inmates — Rajwinder Singh of Sidhwan Bet and Gurdeep Singh of Jagraon — were admitted at the civil hospital with serious burn injuries.
Ray Parks of the Philippines soars for an easy layup during their match against Thailand in the men’s basketball competition of the 29th Southeast Games late Sunday at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. The Filipinos won, 81-74. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — It was a close call for Gilas Pilipinas as it barely escaped hard-fighting Thailand late Sunday night.Even the big Filipino crowd was shellshocked as the Thais made the Filipinos work doubly hard for the victory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball opener.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The nailbiter, according to Gilas cadets coach Jong Uichico, “was a bad game for us.”The Philippines, still brimming with talent despite being a watered down version of the Fiba Asia Gilas squad simultaneously playing in Lebanon, made just 6-of-30 three-point shot attempts, and gave away 19 offensive rebounds which the Thais gamely took advantage.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 the most trying times — the final four minutes of the match that saw a capacity crowd at MABA Stadium — Uichico was telling his team “make some adjustments, try not to give second chance points and make the basket.”He cited first-game jitters for the weak stand against a team that the Philippines would normally bury in double-digit leads from the opening buzzer to the end. Filipino basketball officials said there is little chance Belo will be allowed to play at all, although he showed up in plain clothes and sat on the Philippine bench.RELATED VIDEORavena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’6.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games No break for Huelgas, Mangrobang with their eyes set on Tokyo 2020 The absence of Mac Belo and that Christian Standhardinger, who just arrived from Beirut, Lebanon after playing in the Fiba Asia Cup, wasn’t able to practice with the team also didn’t help the Cadets.“And for one, Mac Belo wasn’t able to play,” added Uichico. “And here comes the guy (Standhardinger) who came from Lebanon, never practiced with the team.”He lauded the Fil-German naturalized player for scoring 15 points and providing a power in the paint.“But the guy came from Fiba Asia and he’s playing 20 minutes and we have Belo practicing with the team for last nine days and all of the sudden he can’t play,” said Uichico. “That just mixed up my rotation.”Belo wasn’t included in the initial lineup due to an injury, but when he was given the green light to play, SEAG organizers refused to allow him, demanding proof that he indeed got injured.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments
Suspense over the fate of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisee, Kochi, will finally end as the Governing Council meets on Sunday to take a decision on the issue amidst legal hurdles being faced by the BCCI.”A final decision on the Kochi franchisee will be taken on Sunday,” a senior Governing Council member told PTI.The Governing Council had last week deferred its decision on the franchisee for the third time last week in Nagpur, after the investors reached a last-minute shareholding agreement.Barely seven months after becoming the second most costliest team in the IPL, Kochi was on the verge of being thrown out of the event due to the shareholding dispute between the consortium’s investors.The investors — Anchor Earth, Parinee Developers, Rosy Blue and Film Wave — hold 74 per cent of the equity.The remaining 26 per cent lies with the Gaikwad family –Shailendra, his brother Ravi and their parents all part of Rendezvous Sports World — as free equity for services rendered while bidding.It is this 26 per cent, which became a bone of contention among the stakeholders, as the investors were in no mood to give free equity to the Gaikwad family.The Gaikwads, on their part, initially refused to part with the equity but have now agreed to forego at least 15 per cent of it after the investors-group threatened to withdraw from the IPL, threatening the very existence of the franchisee, which was bought for a staggering sum of Rs 1533.33 crore, a franchisee source said.advertisement- With inputs from PTI
Nuno insists Wolves focused on Bragaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno Espirito Santo insists that everyone at the club is focused on their next game – a Europa League tie against Braga.Wolves are suffering a dip in form, after suffering two successive defeats against Everton and Chelsea.They are in the bottom three in the Premier League, which is an unusual position considering their form last season.But Nuno thinks they must take things one game at a time in order to find their groove.”It’s the third season for us. We started in the Championship, Thursday we play Europa League, we are the same,” said Nuno to reporters.”We have to work hard, but we don’t stay too much time in the past, we just look at Thursday.”This is my job. It’s not when we win everything is OK, when we lose everything is bad.”That’s why I say we have to realise what happened.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Aston Villa striker Wesley: Being father at 14 forced me to chase Euro careerby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa striker Wesley has spoken of becoming a father at the age of 14.The Brazilian signed for the midlands club in the summer in a £22.5 million transfer from Club Brugge”I had my first child when I was 14 years old,” Wesley told Sky Sports. “It was difficult because it was during this time that I started to try and play football professionally.”I had to work in the day and then go to training in the evening.”I was 14 when I had my first kid, and 16 when I had my second. When I had my children, I told myself I had to do everything to be a football player.”Despite having two children to care for, Wesley went for broke when he was 17, embarking on a six-month trip to Spain for a trial with Atletico Madrid. It proved unsuccessful, but Wesley hailed the experience as “amazing” before heading to France, and then eventually ending up back in Brazil working in a factory where reality began to hit.”I had to get money for my kids. I would go to a team and every team said no,” Wesley added, before revealing how he ended up with AC Trencin. “I went to six teams before going to Slovakia.”When I went to the sixth team, I thought I didn’t want to play football anymore. I thought it was finished for me. Then I got a chance.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa of one of the most promising young players in the nation. He also seems to be quite skilled in the trash talk department.Tuesday morning, following his team’s 42-20 College Football Playoff National Championship win over Oregon, Bosa took to Instagram to poke a bit of fun at his opponent. We’re not sure if he’s just responding to the fact that the Ducks were favored in the contest or whether he had words with some of Oregon’s players during the game. But considering he posted a photo of Mariota lying on the ground (after this hit), with the words “O, No”, we think it’s safe to say he feels justified rubbing it all in.It’s quite likely that Mariota and Bosa will see each other at the next level. But for now, it’s Bosa and the Buckeyes who have bragging rights.
Draymond Green Michigan StateFormer Michigan State forward Draymond Green was certainly a force during his college days, but the Spartans star wasn’t looked at as one of the best players in the 2012 NBA Draft – mostly because teams couldn’t figure out what his natural position on the floor would be. Turns out most of those teams are now regretting passing on him. The Warriors star, who was eventually selected with the No. 35 overall pick, won a title last night after putting up a triple-double in game six of the NBA Finals. He’s one of the most versatile players in the NBA, too.After the game, Green, in celebration, was seen screaming to his mother “they told me I can’t play in this league.” It was a great redemption moment.Green is set to make some serious money this offseason. Apparently, he can play in this league.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Texas A&M Aggies fans cheer from the stands in the first half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)College sports-themed celebratory cakes seem to be a hot trend. Lollie Houch of LollieCakes of Baytown, Tex., has gotten in on the act, and here’s a look at a gorgeous Texas A&M “Gig’em” cake she created.That looks incredible, almost too nice to eat. For good measure, Lollie also made some Aggie-related sugar cookies.Texas A&M cookies! Whoop! #lolliecakes #sugarcookies #tamu #a&m #whoop #gigemaggiesPosted by LollieCakes on Friday, June 12, 2015Aggie fans, if you’re in the mood for some baked goods, hit her up.
Police “maintained a dialogue with the residents of the camp in the hopes that they would obey the injunction and vacate the location” within a 48-hour deadline set by the court, the RCMP said in a news release.That deadline passed Sunday night but protesters at the encampment, known as Camp Cloud, said Monday they were prepared to protect a sacred fire, which has been burning since the camp was set up late last year. They also said they were prepared to tie themselves to structures rather than obey the injunction.Panesar said police and the city worked together to enforce the court order and an exclusion zone, which also applied to the media, was established around the camp as the work began. She said the exclusion zone allowed city workers to bring in heavy equipment to remove structures that include a two-storey wooden building, a cabin, an outdoor shower, more than a dozen tents and multiple vehicles and trailers.The RCMP news release said “violence or disorder” was not expected and Panesar said she had not heard of any issues during the early hours of the camp’s removal.The camp has grown since last November when opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion parked a single trailer at the gates of the Kinder Morgan tank farm on Burnaby Mountain.The camp has become a rallying point for demonstrators opposed to the pipeline, which will more than triple the amount of bitumen and other oil products moving from Edmonton to Burnaby before it is shipped overseas by tanker. BURNABY, B.C. – The RCMP arrested protesters when officers enforced a court injunction early Thursday ordering the removal of all structures from a site where the Trans Mountain pipeline ends in Burnaby.RCMP Cpl. Daniela Panesar said police began enforcing the B.C. Supreme Court injunction that was obtained by the City of Burnaby last week.“For safety reasons, we can’t have people there, so there have been arrests of people that have refused to leave,” she said in a phone interview. The federal government approved expansion of the pipeline in 2016 but environmental and B.C. government opposition led Kinder Morgan, the pipeline’s original owner, to announce it would back out of the project.The federal government offered $4.5 billion to purchase the project and Kinder Morgan is presenting that offer to its shareholders, with expectation the sale will be approved later this month or in September. The purchase price, which includes the existing pipeline, pumping stations, rights of way, and the Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, does not cover the construction costs of building the new pipeline, previously estimated at about $7.4 billion.
Beirut- Helicopters dropped TNT-packed barrels on a vegetable market and next to a hospital in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 20 civilians including two children Saturday, a monitoring group said.“The number of people killed has risen to 20 including two children, a teenager, a woman and a media activist,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, adding that the latest raid hit a “market and an area housing a hospital”.
Ohio State redhshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo during the game against Ryerson on Sep. 30. Ohio State lost 7-4. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Lantern ReporterNo. 16 Ohio State (5-1-2, 1-1-0-0 in Big Ten) will square off against a conference opponent for the first time in three weeks as No. 10 Notre Dame (4-3-1, 0-0-0-0 in Big Ten) comes to town Friday and Saturday for the Fighting Irish’s first-ever conference series as a Big Ten team.After a pair of wins against Robert Morris, the Buckeyes ranked in the USCHO Division I Men’s Poll for the first time since the opening weekend of the season. Ohio State holds a four-game win streak and six-game unbeaten streak coming into its clash with Notre Dame this weekend.“Any time you can put a streak together I think that’s important,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We certainly haven’t played our best hockey, which is exciting for me, and we know we are going to have to be at our best Friday.”The Fighting Irish enter this series after splitting a pair of games against Nebraska-Omaha last week. Both games featured high-powered offenses battling it out, with 19 goals scored between the two teams in the series.Notre Dame ranks No. 10 in the NCAA with 3.62 goals per game. Ohio State’s defense ranks third, having only allowed 1.5 goals per game through the team’s first eight games.On the battle between one of the best offenses against one of the best defenses, junior defenseman Sasha Larocque said no matter the opponent, Ohio State’s defense needs to play the same way.“Treat them like anyone else,” Larocque said. “They’re going to come hard, they’re a fast team, obviously super skilled, so we have to go out there and play our game and respect them, but make sure we’re on top of what we need to do to be successful.”Notre Dame’s offensive firepower comes largely from senior forward Jake Evans, who leads the NCAA with 15 points. Following just behind Evans are two high-scoring defensemen in senior Jordan Gross and junior Bobby Nardella. Gross leads all NCAA defensemen with 11 points, and Nardella is tied for second with 10.Rohlik said the team has not strategized specifically to defend those players, but knows the team must always be aware of them.“It’s about us and how we play,” Rohlik said. “We know we have to play five-man defense, five-man offense and we can’t really single out one guy and prepare for that other than knowing where they’re at on the ice.”This series is a battle of opposites in many ways, as the two teams could not be more different when it comes to style of play this season. Aside from the top offense against the top defense, Notre Dame ranks seventh in the NCAA on the power play but is middle of the road for penalty kill. Ohio State is sixth while down a man, but is the third-worst team in college hockey while on the power play. Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo ranks in the top 10 in both save percentage and goals against average, while neither Fighting Irish goaltender ranks in the top 30.This is Ohio State’s most important series since opening the year against Wisconsin. The Buckeyes’ offense appears to be clicking at the right time, after scoring a season-high eight goals this past weekend. The defense has been there every game for Ohio State, but it will face its toughest match yet with Evans and company this weekend.“They’re probably going to be the best team we’ve played so far,” senior forward Matthew Weis said. “We’re all looking forward to it, it’s their first game in the Big Ten and we want to welcome them the right way.”
Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele is reportedly being targeted by Juventus for a move this summer, claims the London Evening StandardThe midfielder revealed at the end of last month that he may be leaving Tottenham at the end of the season and has now reportedly caught the interest of Juventus.The Italian side, who are currently chasing their sixth successive Serie A title, are keen on strengthing their midfield in the summer and shortlisted Dembele as a potential recruit.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.While Juventus have publicly made their interest in Emre Can known, they have grown frustrated with the German’s reluctance to make a final decision on his future.In light of this, Juventus are now considering alternatives and it is believed that Massimiliano Allegri was very impressed with Dembele’s performances against them in the Champions League knockout stages this season.Dembele has enjoyed a successful season under Mauricio Pochettino with the Belgium international having inserted himself as a key member of the squad and has currently a total of 36 appearances across all competitions.
These days, it seems like a new magazine-related mobile app is launched every day. Now, publishers that are looking to enter or re-enter Apple’s iPad application market now have another tool for creating them. Mediaspectrum formally debuted Adrenalin a tool for creating customized apps for the iPad Tuesday at the DEMO technology event in Silicon Valley.Mediaspectrum, which has previously offered advertising and content management services through its Cloud Computing Platform, says Adrenalin allows publishers to create branded apps that include customized a icon, splash screen and logo. Publishers can select fonts, colors and content categories. The app creator, with what it calls the Replica+ News Reader, also enables publishers to recreate the “exact look and feel” of their print publications. Those replications can be enhanced with additional photos, video and video advertisements.Publishers’ content is managed by the Adrenalin CMS, Mediaspectrum says. Content is fed into the CMS directly from XML/RSS feeds. Like other apps, once a consumer downloads the publisher’s app from the Apple iTunes store, Adrenalin automatically updates the content based on a frequency determined by the publisher.In addition, Adrenalin features an integrated ad sales system that allows advertisers, agencies and internal sales teams to directly schedule, target and manage the delivery of ad content. “Adrenalin leverages the same back end, mission critical content and advertising solutions that power some of the world’s largest media companies,” says Mediaspectrum marketing and product strategy vice president Jay Cody. “It has massive functionality, is massively scalable and is capable of running their entire business.” The Adrenalin system also offers a subscription management option. Instead of charging users a one-time fee to download their app, publishers using Adrenalin can offer subs from within the app. Mediaspectrum says it is currently working with publishers but because those deals are still in early stages it would not disclose which ones. According to Cody, Adrenalin targets publishers of all sizes. Pricing will vary depending on the components a publisher selects.Here’s a video demo:
Share Ryan PoppeTexas House Committee on Urban Affairs.With tens of thousands of Houston homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, lawmakers at the state capitol are trying to determine the timeline for those residents rebuilding. The topic has revived discussions about use of the State’s Rainy Day Fund and calls for a 2nd special sessionAs heard on Texas Public RadioIn the Houston-area alone, according to the state, an estimated 30 to 40-thousand homes were completely destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. The cost to rebuild or replace those homes runs in the billions while the state has only millions on hand to provide housing aid.Houston Rep. Carol Alavardo chairs the House Committee on Urban Affairs, which heard from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs about the overall housing needs, costs and state resources on hand to help rebuild.“TDHCA, they’re very cash-strapped, I mean they have very little money as you heard,” Avarado says.Once the state is able to pinpoint a more accurate number on the total number of homes impacted by the storm, it will request additional federal aid from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. State officials say it could take up to months before homeowners see any state or federal relief and that has revived some talk about the governor calling lawmakers back to the capitol for a 2nd special session to look for alternative state resources, including the use of the state’s Rainy Day Fund.San Antonio State Rep. Diego Bernal, who sits on the House committee says state and federal aid needs to reach these affected homeowners on a faster time frame and governor has the power to make that happen.“Trust me I’m not a fan of special session, but if we’re being honest about the scope and scale of this, it’s probably not enough in the long term,” Bernal says.Gov. Greg Abbott says he doesn’t believe a second special session to address Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and state aid was necessary at this time.The House Committee on Urban Affairs plans to continue to meet in the weeks and months ahead to monitor the state’s housing response in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Copyright 2017 Texas Public Radio. To see more, visit Texas Public Radio.
Residents of Montgomery County, Md., could soon bid farewell to Styrofoam food packaging, thanks to a bill introduced by Councilmembers Hans Riemer and George Leventhal, on Sept. 9.If passed, the bill would ban supermarkets, restaurants and food trucks from using plastic foam cups and containers. Instead, food chains will be challenged to only provide recyclable or compostable food ware.Riemer, along with supporters of the proposed bill, argue that the use of Styrofoam containers is bad for the environment because they aren’t recyclable. Additionally, he told the Gazette, Styrofoam containers never biodegrade, but rather, break apart, which makes them difficult to clean up.“Recyclable and compostable alternatives are readily available and competitively priced, so there is no reason for any establishment to continue using foam products,” said Reimer, D-At-Large.According to WJLA, a local ABC affiliate, the legislation would also ban the sale of foam containers, cups, and even foam packing peanuts at stores in the county.The proposed ban bears a resemblance to legislation already in place in the District of Columbia, which was approved in July by the D.C. Council. The bill banned restaurants, supermarket and other food services from using Styrofoam containers. The foam ban is said to be part of a broader environmental bill, the Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2014, which was introduced by Mayor Vincent Gray (D).Similar bills have also been passed in San Francisco, Seattle and New York.A public hearing on the Montgomery County Maryland bill is slated for next month. If the bill is approved, it would be enforced on Jan. 1, 2016.
Schmid struggled on the first extra hole and conceded the match after taking four shots to reach the green at the par-four. But Kanaya, the world’s third-ranked amateur, was up to the challenge as he made the putt to force extra holes, punching his fist and screaming ‘come on’ as the ball disappeared. Schmid’s waywardness on the extra hole, however, was an anti-climactic end to a match otherwise worthy of a final. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville rising junior Matthias Schmid lost to Japan’s Takumi Kanaya at the U.S. Amateur championship on Wednesday in Pinehurst, N.C. Kanaya sank a 12-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole on the Pinehurst No.2 course to tie up his match with European Amateur titleholder Schmid and force a playoff. Story Links During regulation, Hiroshima had been outdriven by some 50 yards by the powerful Matthias and he knew he needed something special at the par-four 18th. Schmid found trouble with both his drive and second shot, but somehow coaxed in a 15-foot par-saving putt that seemed likely to clinch victory. Brandon Wu, the leading qualifier in the 312-man field, found that his two rounds of excellent stroke play counted for nothing as he fell 1-up to the 64th and final qualifier, fellow American Austin Squires.The second round of stroke play had been delayed by rain and only completed earlier on Wednesday with 27 contenders in a playoff for three spots in the match play phase. Instead it was only the first round of the match play phase for the 64 players who survived 36 holes of stroke play in the world’s most prestigious amateur tournament. Print Friendly Version
Kolkata: A fake doctor was arrested from Gorabazar area of Murshidabad on Thursday. The police also arrested his associate. The arrested doctor has been identified as Sadananda Sarkar. His chamber has been sealed.The police said the doctor used to treat patients suffering from venereal diseases and enjoyed a highly successful practice in the area. He had been treating patients for many years and even used to extort money from the patients. Hoping that they will be cured soon, the patients used to fulfill his demands. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe matter came to the fore when a patient from Bhagawangola lodged a complaint with the police after failing to get results. The doctor, however, continued to assure him and took fees for treatment. This raised suspicion of the patient.Posing as patients, the police visited the doctor’s chamber and began interrogation. The doctor failed to show any document or registration number to the police and finally broke down. He was arrested along with his associate and the chamber was sealed.The police said that till now, eight fake doctors have been arrested from Murshidabad.
Flooding in Thailand could negatively impact set-top vendor Pace’s operating profit by up to US$9 million (€6.5 million) this year, the company has announced.Western Digital Corporation, a major supplier of hard disk drives to Pace, has suspending production at its manufacturing facilities in Thailand due to the severe flooding taking place in the country. Pace said the US$9.5 million was a “worst case” scenario but added that operating profit for 2011 is likely to fall below previous guidance of US$150 million – US$170 million.