New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli has been on song in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales. With three fifties, Kohli has so far scored 244 runs in the four innings he has played. While he is currently 12th in the list of leading run-getters, Kohli will surely move upwards with India still to play as many as four games in the group stages alone. Before the World Cup, Kohli was not at his usual best in the Indian Premier League. While he did score 328 runs in the 14 matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), it was not the kind of performance which one associates with India’s ‘run machine’. However, in the World Cup, Kohli is looking a lot more comfortable, be it while facing the quicks or the spinners. If one does an analysis of his performance in the four innings he has played so far, one will find that the 30-year-old has concentrated on playing in the ‘V’ and has resisted from playing cross batted shots. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevThis approach can be seen as an attempt to tackle the swing on offer in English conditions to the pacers and also to adjust with the variable bounce which has been seen on many wickets on which India have played. In India’s first match against South Africa, Kohli was not able to score much as he managed just 18 runs off the 34 balls he faced before he was caught brilliantly by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. However, against Australia, the number one ODI batsman looked to be in fine form and scored 82 off 77 balls. During the course of his innings, he scored 60 runs in the V (23 on off side and 37 on leg side). Shikhar Dhawan also scored a brilliant 117 as India defended their 353-run target with ease. Against arch-rivals Pakistan, Kohli continued with his form and hit 77 runs off 65 balls. Out of the 77, 51 runs came in the ‘V’ (26 on off side and 25 on leg side). His knock, along with that off Rohit Sharma’s 140, helped India post 336/5. The Men in Blue won that match by 89 runs (D/L method) and maintained their World Cup dominance over Pakistan. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsAnd in their fifth encounter against Afghanistan when most of the Indian batters struggled against the Afghan spinners on a sluggish Rose Bowl wicket, Kohli batted brilliantly and scored 67 runs off just 63 balls. In that game also, the Indian skipper preferred to play in the ‘V’ and collected 42 runs in that region (19 on off side and 23 on leg side). His cover drive has been on full display in the ongoing World Cup and one can surely expect the Indian skipper to come out with those smashing flicks and straight drives against the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and Mark Wood in the remaining matches.
PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — The Canadian Coast Guard is monitoring a tanker carrying eight million litres of refined petroleum and additional fuel that lost steering off the southwest coast of Newfoundland on Thursday morning.The Jana Desgagnes sustained damage to its rudder southwest of Port aux Basques while en route to Montreal. The coast guard said in a statement Friday that no pollution has been released and the vessel and its 17 crew are not in immediate danger.Coast guard ice breakers arrived on the scene Thursday night and have remained in the area since then.The vessel was about 27 kilometres from Cape Ray, N.L., as of Friday afternoon and is being watched by coast guard and environmental response specialists.Ice conditions have slowed the recovery process but a commercial tugboat is en route and officials say the plan is to tow the vessel to port in Sydney, N.S.The Canadian Press
As part of a series of new short films produced by Sport Relief, TV presenter Fern Britton will share her experience of maternal mental health alongside other mums and dads from across the UK, who have also been affected.The films will be shared on Sport Relief’s Twitter feed to shine a light on maternal mental illness in the UK and help to reduce stigma around the issue. The public will also be encouraged to share their stories and talk about their own experiences. Members of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, which benefits from Sport Relief cash, will be responding during the day to any people looking for advice or support.By going to @SportRelief on the day, the nation will gain a unique insight into an issue that affects as many as 1 in 10 women yet is still a big taboo and not talked about openly. Many women feel completely alone and too embarrassed to share their true feelings, with 7 in 10 women affected hiding or downplaying their symptoms.Without understanding, support, and treatment these mental illnesses have a devastating impact on the women affected and on their partners and families. However, with the right help at the right time women affected by maternal mental health problems do get better.By giving women and men a platform to speak out about maternal mental illness, Sport Relief hopes to highlight what help is out there, and encourage more people affected to seek the support they need to recover.Cash raised through Sport Relief has been helping to fund maternal mental health projects in the UK since 2010. These projects include the Bluebell Care Trust in Bristol, and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s ’Everyone’s Business’ campaign, which raises awareness of the importance of maternal mental health issues at a national level and is helping women and families across the UK to access specialist support.The contributors featuring in the films have been helped through Bluebell Care Trust and member organisations of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.Fern Britton said: “Everyone tells you that having a baby is going to be perfect, so you try to be the perfect mum. However, you’re not blooming at all, you’re blooming awful. I was lonely, isolated and frightened. I felt lost, like a failure and I couldn’t identify with who I was anymore. When the doctor told me what I was feeling was Postnatal Depression it was so liberating, I felt such a sense of relief that I wasn’t going mad. Once my family knew, I started to get better. Once I could talk to my family and they understood, it was a wonderful feeling.“The minute I said the words to someone, help it was there for me. If I had known how easy it was to get help I would have told someone sooner. Having been through this and getting better myself I would urge any mum who might be feeling in a dark place to tell someone – don’t wait! If you tell someone, you will get help, and you will get better.”The day is being supported by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, Bluebell Care Trust, the Royal College of General Practitioners, MIND, Channel Mum who are following the stories @SportRelief and sharing their own views and insight using #MumTalk.
Last year’s rapid increases in the price of rice and other cereals played a major role in the food crisis, characterized by high fuel and fertilizer prices that triggered political unrest in many countries, particularly in the developing world.“One positive effect of the high rice prices in 2008 was that farmers and governments took up the challenges and opportunities and planted more, boosting production despite high fuel and fertilizer costs and a scarcity of quality seed,” said FAO Senior Economist Concepcion Calpe.Favourable weather conditions also helped to boost harvests despite high fuel and fertilizer prices. A variety of government measures designed to dampen the effects of soaring prices on the poor also contributed to high yields.“If last year [governments] had to intervene on two conflicting fronts, both to stimulate rice production and to keep rice affordable to consumers, they may face even greater challenges in 2009 in the context of the severe global economic slowdown,” the FAO warned in its February Rice Market Monitor report.“In this context, governments may again have to intervene, this time to sustain rice producer prices while also protecting the purchasing power of their populations, at a moment when demands for public help from other sectors are quickly intensifying,” it added.In its report, FAO predicted global paddy production to rise to 683 million tons in the 2008 season, a 3.5 per cent increase on the previous year and the fastest rate of growth for three years. The increase in the amount of rice, the staple food for around 2.5 billion people globally, is due to an over two per cent expansion in the amount of land cultivated globally as farmers and governments reacted to soaring prices in 2008. FAO reported that global rice prices ended last year 80 per cent higher on average than in 2007, and the price of a ton of the benchmark Thai white 100 per cent second grade was $611 in January 2009 compared to $385 in the same month in 2008 having risen to a peak of $963.Although lower prices are good for consumers, export prices below $400 per ton for top quality white rice could adversely affect producers and hamper polices geared towards self-sufficiency in many importing countries, FAO said. 25 February 2009The consumer cost of rice, a staple for much of the world, could fall this year thanks to a bumper harvest in 2008, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today, but cautioned that the negative impact of the global economic downturn and the resulting loss of jobs and income could outweigh the benefits of lower prices for the poorest consumers.
Ohio’s newest professional sports team, the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse, has already made a record-setting contribution to the Columbus community. The Machine organized the largest lacrosse game ever played with 112 people Wednesday at Columbus Commons, setting a new world record for the largest documented lacrosse game in history. There was no previously documented record. Guests were invited to bring their own lacrosse sticks and play with the professionals that make up the first-year MLL franchise. Those who registered for the game were given a complimentary Ohio Machine T-shirt in either blue or red and a number. After registration, players tossed the ball around with kids, and just after noon, players and fans took the field. Matt Hastings, director of ticket sales for the Machine, said becoming a part of the community is what the new franchise is all about. “We want to introduce lacrosse to the community and make this a fun league that they can enjoy and connect with,” he said. “And we’re doing that by hosting stuff like this and teaming up with other teams in Columbus.” Former Columbus Crew player Frankie Hejduk, who recently returned to the team in the role of brand ambassador, was there to join in on the action. “It was fun. I had a blast,” Hejduk said. “It’s great to get out here in the community and promote a new team and sport.” Hejduk, who said he has never played lacrosse, emulated his sport of choice as he ran down the field with the ball in the net of his stick before picking it out with his hand and punting it down the field. “It’s kind of a similar sport to soccer,” he said. “You have to put the ball in the back of the net.” Machine attackman and former Ohio State player, Mario Ventiquattro, said the experience was surreal. “This experience is unbelievable,” he said. “It was so great to see all the kids and adults out here running up and down the field with us. It was just a blast.” Ventiquattro said he doesn’t think introducing the city of Columbus to the sport will be too difficult. “Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the world right now,” he said. “It’s not hard to have people pick up a stick and fall in love with the game. And I know as soon as people are exposed to the game, it will take off.” And the sunny, 75-degree weather made the event a “10,” Hastings said. “Whenever you have a bunch of kids and even adults smiling, I’d say it was really successful,” he said. “With this weather on top of it, I’d have to give it a 10.” The Machine will host the Rochester Rattlers in their home opener at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio.
OSU assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers did not know what school Vonn Bell, a five-star safety from Rossville, Ga., would sign to play for on Wednesday. Withers did, however, make a request to Bell’s head coach from Ridgeland High School, Mark Mariakis, on Tuesday night.“I said, ‘Coach, if it’s going to be a good phone call, make sure (OSU) coach (Urban) Meyer gets it. If it’s going to be a bad phone call, just call me,’” Withers said he told Mariakis.Meyer said he received a call from Bell, whose recruitment Meyer called a “street fight” with Tennessee and Alabama, two minutes before Bell announced his decision to become a Buckeye in a televised press conference.Bell was one of 19 recruits who faxed their letter of intent to OSU on Wednesday – National Signing Day – joining five already enrolled members of a 2013 recruiting class that ranks among the nation’s best.“It was a great day,” Meyer said. “I thought it was going to be a very good day, but I’d put it in the great category.”Most of the players who signed Wednesday had already made verbal commitments to OSU, but Meyer said he came into the week with three targets not yet committed to the Buckeyes: Bell, James Clark and Dontre Wilson.Wilson, a running back/wide receiver from DeSoto, Texas, who had previously committed to Oregon, announced his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday. Clark, a wide receiver from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., committed to OSU on Wednesday. Wilson and Clark are both rated as four-star recruits by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.The final recruit to fax his letter of intent Wednesday was Ezekiel Elliott, a running back from St. Louis, Mo., who became the 24th official member of the recruiting class when he reaffirmed his commitment during a 5 p.m. press conference Wednesday.Elliott is also considered a four-star prospect by Rivals and Scout.Bell, Wilson, Clark and Elliott are among the 13 signed recruits in the Buckeyes’ 2013 recruiting class from outside the state of Ohio. Ten of those recruits were players who signed their letters of intent Wednesday, also including tight end Marcus Baugh (Riverside, Calif.), defensive lineman Joey Bosa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), offensive lineman Tim Gardner (Indianapolis), defensive lineman Michael Hill (Pendleton, S.C.), linebacker Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and linebacker Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas).Three of the Buckeyes’ five early-enrollees – cornerback Eli Apple (Voorhees, N.J.), quarterback J.T. Barrett (Wichita Falls, Texas) and defensive end Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C.) – are also from outside Ohio.The Buckeyes also have 11 signed recruits from within the state of Ohio, including nine who signed Wednesday: athlete Gareon Conley (Massillon), athlete Darron Lee (New Albany), offensive lineman Evan Lisle (Centerville), wide receiver Jalin Marshall (Middletown), defensive lineman Donovan Munger (Shaker Heights), defensive lineman Billy Price (Austintown), wide receiver Corey Smith (Akron), defensive back Jayme Thompson (Toledo) and safety Christopher Worley (Cleveland). Cornerback Cam Burrows (Trotwood) and defensive end Tracy Sprinkle (Elyria) enrolled earlier this semester.OSU took advantage of a national footprint in this year’s recruiting, with seven recruits from states along the eastern seaboard, three from Texas and one each from Indiana, Missouri and California. Meyer, however, said the coaching staff’s focus is still on the state of Ohio.“We recruit Ohio,” Meyer said. “I would rather get, probably, another three or four from the in-state from now on.”Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said being associated with Meyer and OSU is a recruiting advantage throughout the nation.“It’s not challenging when you go 12-0 and Urban Meyer’s your head coach and you’re wearing the Block ‘O’ on your shirt,” Herman said. “Those three things certainly help you (in recruiting).”With their 24 commits, which is one scholarship below the limit of 25 for the recruiting class, the Buckeyes’ recruiting class is ranked No. 1 nationally by Scout and No. 2 nationally by Rivals as of Wednesday night. The Buckeyes have two five-star recruits, 16 four-star recruits and six three-star recruits, as rated by Rivals.Meyer said the Buckeyes were “just trying to find the best players possible,” but added that there was an emphasis on finding players with speed.“This year was a concerted effort to go find fast guys,” Meyer said.Meyer said the coaching staff emphasizes finding players who are ready to contribute immediately as freshmen.“Really, we don’t redshirt here at Ohio State,” Meyer said. “We want to go recruit guys that are ready to go jump in the fire and want to go play as soon as they can.”With that said, Herman emphasized that the coaching staff should focus first on developing returning players before counting on immediate contributions from their recruits.“To say that we’re going to rely on all these guys, as excited as we are, would certainly be putting our eggs in the wrong basket,” Herman said.
Sophomore running back Dontre Wilson (2) catches the ball during spring practice March 20 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Mark Batke / For The LanternSpeed isn’t something that can be taught. Usain Bolt trains harder than most people, but if it weren’t for his natural talents, you likely wouldn’t know him as the fastest man in the world.For the Ohio State football team — and coach Urban Meyer’s offensive system — to work effectively, someone with this natural ability was needed.Enter sophomore running back Dontre Wilson.Although Wilson saw time during his freshman year as a change-of-pace running back, who would beat defenders around the corner on kickoffs and quick dump-off passes, it wasn’t in the position Meyer first envisioned for Wilson when he recruited him.Now with a season under his belt in Meyer’s system, Wilson is primed to step in as the Buckeyes’ H-back, the flex spot the offense needs for that extra element.“He’s a starting H,” Meyer said Tuesday. “He took (wide receiver Corey) ‘Philly’ Brown’s spot, so he’s a full-time receiver. We did take him today and put him in some backfield action. We use that term, (Seattle Seahawks wide receiver) Percy Harvin, very loosely, because there’s only probably one of him. But we’d like (it if) that hybrid position is really a key guy if we can do that … by far, Dontre’s the No. 1 spot.“He’s the starting H at Ohio State.”The H-back is a hybrid position that is capable of running out of the slot as a wide receiver while offering a threat rushing the ball around corners. The position made famous by Harvin, who played under Meyer at Florida.Last season Wilson finished fifth on the team in receiving yards and sixth on the team in rushing yards, as a part of the running back corps.But offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Wilson has moved to more of a wide receiver role from last season, and has continued learning the offense in the process.“He couldn’t play receiver last year, he didn’t know what the hell he was doing. Didn’t know how to do it,” Herman said Tuesday. “He was 175 pounds or whatever the heck he was. So him and his ability limited us, and ability doesn’t just include running fast and making guys miss. There’s a lot that goes into ability and usability in the offense. (He) has had a great offseason and really took to the position and is still learning.”But despite the growth of the young player, Herman said there are still mistakes that need to be ironed out as Wilson continues his transition to H-back.“He still makes mistakes that you wish he wouldn’t at this stage in his career. But at the end of the day, he’s played tailback his entire life and to move him into this hybrid role, he hadn’t been doing it very long,” Herman said. “He wasn’t an early enrollee last year. He didn’t get here until August or June … so he’s progressing, and he’s gotten stronger and bigger and learned technique. So the ability, his usability, continues to rise with every step he takes in terms of learning how to play the position.”Even from the start of his career at OSU, Wilson was not scared of the spotlight, spending all season as one of the starting kick returners alongside former running back Jordan Hall.Running backs coach Stan Drayton said that sort of confidence is what will help Wilson thrive as a football player.“He knows what he’s doing, he’s starting to really take ownership of that position, he’s asking the right questions,” Drayton said March 20. “The one thing about Dontre, Dontre walked through the door with a mentality, he ain’t scared of anything now. He is not a shy person at all, he will ask a dumb question and not feel bad about it and we encourage that … So as long as he keeps that mindset, he’s going to continue to grow as a football player and because of that, he has.”Meyer said having Wilson, along with other speedy players like redshirt-freshman wide receiver Jalin Marshall, to pass the ball quickly to will be vital for an inexperienced offensive line that is losing four starters.“That’s where the Dontres and Jalin Marshalls (take) little bubble screens,” Meyer said. “We’re going to have to take the pressure … We’re going to have to lean on some perimeter ways of getting first downs and all that where, last year, when you rushed for 300 yards in a game, it’s because (of) that offensive line. We have other weapons. It will be a difficult little taste to it than what we had last year.”Wilson and the Buckeyes are set to take the field Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.
Mining software group, MineSight has launched a new drillhole compositing solution as part of a new version of MSTorque. MineSight Torque Compositing is decribed as the highlight of MSTorque Version 2.0, that has just been released. Bench compositing and fixed length compositing are key features of the enhanced software, with seam compositing and rule-based ‘auto compositing’ to follow in future versions.The MSTorque database now hosts the drillhole composites together with the surveys, assays, geology and other general sample data. MSTorque v2.0 includes tools to manage and view all project composite data, as well as utilities such as Overlay Geology on Composites. The MSTorque 2.0 release coincides with upgrades to a bundle of complementary programs. This MSTorque Bundle comprises:MSTorque v2.0: Added compositingMineSight3D v6.5: Added support for MSTorque composites (drillhole view, coding and spearing)MineSight Basis interpolation programs: Added support for MSTorque compositesMineSight Data Analyst v2.7: Added support for MSTorque (all data, including composites)“Naturally, we have upgraded our key drillhole client programs to work with MSTorque composites,” said New Products Manager, Jim Foote. “New versions of MineSight 3D, the MineSight Basis interpolation programs, and MineSight Data Analyst have all been released contemporaneously with MSTorque 2.0.” MS3D v6.1 had already been directly reading and working with MSTorque surveys, assays, and other sample data. Now Version 6.5 adds support for MSTorque composites. All of this data can be displayed in drillhole views, and can be coded from MS3D, just as before with MSBasis files. MS3D itself looks and works exactly the same, regardless of the data source.The upgraded interpolation programs also will now read composites directly from MSTorque. Again, the programs closely resemble the procedures used with MSBasis, or any other data source. The user simply provides the basic MSTorque connection information on the MineSight Compass Setup menu, such as server name, database name and authentication details. The upgraded MSDA v2.7 tool reads and processes all MSTorque data, including composites. Once connected to an MSTorque database via the MSDA Data Source dialog, MSDA works exactly as it did with MSBasis files. MSTorque data types not supported in MSDA are handled by a table of “MSBasis equivalents”. For instance, an MSTorque enumeration such as ‘diorite’ may be replaced by an integer code such as ‘75′ in MSDA.
The Pontian Greeks this week marked the commemoration of the Pontian genocide with a sombre start on Saturday at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance. They honoured their ancestors, who were massacred in the genocide, with events held all week in the community and continuing this weekend. On Saturday, a wreath was laid at the Australian War Memorial with a number of dignitaries in attendance such as the Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Eleni Lianidou, and the president of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association John Pandazopoulos. On Sunday, there was a memorial at St Efstathios Greek Orthodox Church in South Melbourne. In the afternoon, Mr Stathis Tsomidis gave a lecture on ‘The Genocide of Pontian Hellenism – From the destruction of the Renaissance’ in the Pontian Community of Melbourne and Victoria. Today at 2.00 pm, Mr Stathis Tsomidis will present a lecture in English to the youth and the second and third generations of Greek Australians on the subject of Pontian Hellenism at the Pontian Community of Melbourne and Victoria, 345 Victoria Street, Brunswick. Three days of cultural events have been organised and will be hosted by Pontiaki Estia. The events start tonight and will finish on Sunday. Most of the events were organised by the Coordinating Committee for Pontian Assocations Melbourne. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Australian National University (Canberra) Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) invite you to an illustrated lecture by Professor Sasha Grishin, ‘The most beautiful church in Christendom: the Agia Sophia in Istanbul’.One of the greatest architectural monuments in the world, the church of Agia Sophia was originally built as the Byzantine Cathedral of Constantinople under Emperor Justinian in the sixth century.It remained the world’s largest cathedral for almost a millennium and has frequently been described as the most beautiful church in Christendom.This lecture examines the architecture and the mosaic embellishments of Agia Sophia during the 900 years that it served as a Christian church before the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.Sasha Grishin AM works as an art historian, art critic and art curator. He established the academic discipline of art history at the ANU in 1977, where he served as the Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History until he resigned at the end of 2013. When: Thursday 2 October at 8.00 pm Where: Aegean Room, Hellenic Club of Canberra, Woden For more information, contact Elizabeth Minchinph 02 6125 5106
Senate panel backs constitutional amendment for supermajorityState Supreme Court strikes down two-thirds legislative vote for raising taxesSome educators and Democratic legislators from Clark County applauded the state Supreme Court’s decision Thursday that ruled a two-thirds voting requirement to raise taxes in the Legislature is unconstitutional.Republican legislators from Clark County, on the other hand, chastised the decision.“I say shame on those judges,” Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, said. “Why do we even have an initiative process for citizens to stand up and voice their concerns?”Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, said he was glad that the Supreme Court has settled the debate on the rule. The supermajority tax rule has been approved by voters many times but dismantled by the Legislature or lower courts.“The constitutional legality of the supermajority has gone unresolved for many years, and I’m really pleased that the court has finally settled the issue,” said Moeller, who was involved in bringing the case to the Supreme Court.Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver; Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver; and Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, said they would not support amending the constitution to require a two-thirds vote of approval by legislators to raise taxes.
Will Kangana Ranaut overshadow all at Cannes 2019?InstagramAs Cannes 2019 red carpet is around the corner, Kangana Ranaut has some special plans to hog maximum limelight at the international event. Considering her preparations, it looks like the Queen actress is all set to give some tough competition to Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and others at the red carpet.Kangana said that she will be seen sporting a “unique” saree at Cannes 2019 red carpet, for which a talented team of designers are already on work. The actress stated that she wants to promote India’s rich culture through her appearance.”The clothes I wear will have drama. At the same time, as an Indian actor, I have the responsibility of endorsing our weavers and wearing outfits that reflect our rich heritage. My stylist Ami Patel and I have been brainstorming for a few weeks. We, along with Falguni and Shane Peacock, are designing a unique saree. The idea is to bring the forgotten weaves to the fore so that the world is more aware of our rich fabrics and culture,” Mid-Day quoted Kangana as saying.The Manikarnika actress further said that she had to gain a lot of weight for her film Panga, and now she is in the process of losing those extra kilos.Deepika, Aishwarya and Sonam Kapoor are the common Indian faces at Cannes, and these actresses have always been making fashion statements with their looks at the annual event. However, looks like Kangana is eyeing to steal the limelight this time.Cannes 2019 Film Festival begins on May 14 and will end on May 25.
Batla House still featuring John AbrahamTwitterAs India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day today, John Abraham is back on the silver screen with a treat called Batla House which had been making the right noise ever since it was announced. However, it has received mixed response from critics on the day of its release.Most of the critics found Batla House not reaching up to their expectations because of the film’s narrative and were of the opinion that the film didn’t serve its purpose. However, they praised the film for being entertaining and keeping the audience hooked to their seats in this high action drama.Performances from lead actors John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan and others have undoubtedly helped the film sail through all its shortcomings.Inspired by the Operation Batla House, which took place in 2008 against Indian Mujahideen terrorists in Batla House locality in Jamia Nagar, Delhi, Batla House traces the story of the shootout between a seven-member Delhi Police Special Cell team and suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists allegedly involved in the serial blasts of September 13, 2008, in Delhi. The film is directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by Bhushan Kumar.While Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal has also released on the same day sharing the screens with Batla House across the country, take a look what critics and audience have to say about Batla House.The Indian Express: “Abraham is strictly one-note, which may be how dour cops are meant to come off, but it becomes same-same in a screenplay stretched to show off a well-muscled chest. Thakur who displayed a pleasing perkiness in Super 30, is at sea here. Chaudhary as a top cop comes off better. And Kishan, who livens up the film every time he comes on, is dispensed with much too soon.”Rating: 1.5 StarsHindustan Times: “In a powerful melodramatic motif, Abraham keeps rubbing his medal of honour, imagining that is it blood-stained, a la Lady Macbeth. At one point he asks the court if there has ever been another police encounter where an Inspector has been shot — a tacit suggestion that other encounters without slain cops could well have been staged. His legal defence intriguingly includes the phrase “binary opposition,” but doesn’t delve deeper than a mention. I wish they’d have rubbed harder.”Rating: 2 StarsNetwork 18: “Batla House has ingredients to keep you engaged for more than 140 minutes, provided which side are you on—activists who still smell a foul play or police that claims to have not heard of anything substantial from Indian Mujahideen after that September encounter!”Rating: 3 StarsWent to watch #BatlaHouse, they show the second half at first and surprisingly no one realise until movie is ended. #bigestsuspensever….- Nilayam theatre, Pune.— Manoj Kadam (@mskadam4) August 15, 2019 #BatlaHouse is a must watch movie @johnabraham is looking like never before and @mrunal0801 is winning hearts with her cuteness. — Dish️ (@disha_184) August 15, 2019#BatlaHouse loved the movie and the research that has gone in….# John Abraham is comfortable and convincing in expressing trauma of the top Cop amid controversy! Support team could have been better! But no complaints..my rating 4/5 https://t.co/XK9vNLuWQI— JustAnotherIndian (@Priyank53123416) August 15, 2019 #BatlaHouse is a well made film which sheds light on a very controversial and important real life case. The film makes you feel proud of our cops and their passion for country. It makes u aware of their vulnerabilities when they fight. It makes u feel they are humans as well. — Gautam (@filmygautam) August 15, 2019
Also:– Colin’s NBA offseason predictionsGuests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider reacts to the draft, and explains why there’s tension between Chris Paul and the Rockets; and the possibility that the Lakers could get completely shut out on big name summer signings.Harvey Levin – Founder of TMZ joins the show to discuss TMZ’s interest in breaking sports stories; how invested he is in breaking the LeBron free agency story; and why he holds Magic Johnson in such high regard.Nick Kroll – Comedian/Actor and star of Uncle Drew is in-studio on working with Kyrie on a film; and what it was like being around him when he got the news he was traded to the Celtics. Superteams have killed the NBA Draft While the NFL Draft is the crown jewel of the NFL offseason, the NBA Draft has lost it’s luster. The days of landing seasoned, pro-ready, immediate impact all-stars that fans already know are gone, and have been replaced by mostly unknown and forgettable one-and-dones that likely won’t have any impact as rookies.Colin thinks one major cause of the draft’s decline is that era of superteams has made the free agency period a bigger story with a much greater impact on the NBA landscape than the draft. The Draft is now an afterthought. Jameis Winston shows why maturity matters when drafting a QBJameis Winston has suspended for the first three games of the NFL season because of an incident where he allegedly groped an Uber driver. For Winston, it’s just the latest in what has been a string of bad decision making dating back to college. The suspension news is disappointing for Tampa, but hardly surprising.Colin has often said maturity and decision making is a key component of most successful NFL QB’s in the league today. Winston’s immaturity was no secret coming out of Florida State, but the Bucs took him anyway. Now they’re going to start the year 0-3 and their season is effectively over before it starts.
At least 20 people were killed and 100 wounded when a gunman went on a shooting spree on the famous Las Vegas Strip late Sunday, police and US media reports said.Read full story: Terror on Las Vegas Strip after deadly shooting spree, at least 20 dead and many injured5. Trial begins over assassination of N. Korea leader’s half-brotherTwo women go on trial Monday accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, in an audacious assassination in Malaysia that stunned the world and sparked a diplomatic crisis.Read full story: Trial begins over assassination of N. Korea leader’s half-brotherClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! 1. Stop and search operation yields good results in LadysmithVisible Policing officers held a stop and search operation in the Ladysmith CBD on Friday (September 29).Read full story: Stop and search operation yields good results in Ladysmith2. Help police locate 15-year-old missing girlKhonzile Nompumelelo Mbongwa (15) was last seen by a friend in the Ezakheni area on Wednesday, August 9.Read full story: Help police locate 15-year-old missing girl3. Once again reaching the hearts of the Ladysmith communityWednesday (September 27) once again saw Project Cornerstone co-ordinator Mr K Bihaspat reaching out to the hearts of communities in dire need. Project Cornerstone is a community-driven outreach programme supported by the Royal Hotel and evangelist Matthew Lee.Read full story: Once again reaching the hearts of the Ladysmith community4. Terror on Las Vegas Strip after deadly shooting spree, at least 20 dead and many injured WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 20, 2018 Elekta Expands Mosaiq Oncology Information System With PalabraApps April 20, 2018 — Elekta announced that it is making a strategic investment in PalabraApps LLC to advance the developm read more Video Player is loading.Most Innovative New Technology at ASTRO 2018Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 12:31Loaded: 1.30%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -12:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Chosen according to criteria developed by ASCOs EHR Workgroup, 2009 is the third consecutive year Impac Software has been chosen.A hands-on opportunity for oncologists, administrators, nurses and othermembers of the oncology care team to test and experiment with various EHR products, Impac Software will demonstrate its oncology EHR, MOSAIQ, and how its implementation can help provide better overall communication, process efficiency and more efficient patient care.One of multiple vendors chosen, Impac Software will showcase MOSAIQ’s capacity to:- select qualified patients that meet the Quality Oncology Practice- initiative (QOPI) case selection method,- apply chemotherapy order safety principles based on a patient case scenario, and- generate an ASCO treatment plan and summary report.The EHR Lab will be located on the exhibit hall floor within the OrangeCounty Convention Center during the following hours:Saturday, May 30, 2009, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Sunday, May 31, 2009, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Monday, June 1, 2009, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.For more information: asco.org/ehr FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 13, 2018 RaySearch Releases New Version of RayCare OIS RaySearch has released RayCare 2A, the latest version of its flagship oncology information system (OIS). 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Thailand tourism generates 840 billion Baht in first four monthsThailand tourism generates 840 billion Baht in first four monthsThailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports has released figures showing that during the first four months of this year, 12 million visitors came to Thailand spending around 620 billion Baht, an increase of 4.71 per cent when compared with the same period in 2016. Domestic tourism is thriving too, with over 220 billion Baht being generated.Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “Thailand attracts many tourists because it offers experiences that are new and unique, no matter how many times you visit. In the first few months of the year, the combination of lovely weather and amazing festivals; such as, Songkran or the Thai New Year celebrations means there’s much to enjoy for travellers, not to mention locals. We are delighted to be doing so well in 2017 and will continue to offer a warm Thai welcome to visitors yet to come.”These figures also show that the strategy of attracting higher spending, quality tourists put in place by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is now paying off as people recognise that Thailand offers luxury experiences, dining and leisure opportunities which rate among the world’s best.Of the 12 million visitors to Thailand from January to April, 7.5 million came from East Asia, generating 308 billion Baht. China remained the leading source market at about 3.2 million arrivals, though Thai authorities have invoked measures to stopping unscrupulous tour operators taking advantage of visitors.In addition, larger numbers of European visitors arrived to Thailand from January to April, totalling 2.7 million arrivals, up 8.41 per cent when compared with the same period in 2016. They contributed over 200 billion Baht in revenue, showing that despite the growth in Chinese tourism, Europe remains a vital market for Thailand.Mr. Yuthasak concluded, “We now have a healthy balance between our new Eastern markets and our more traditional tourism markets in the West. But wherever they come from, people visiting Thailand expect unique and memorable visits and this is what we can provide.” Source = Tourism Authority of Thailand
TTF is a great platform where we have been able to connect with a lot of hotels, travel agents as well as B2C people. It is the first time we have participated in TTF Kolkata and Hyderabad and the response is very nice. In Kolkata only, we met more than 100+ travel agents and hotels, signed around 80 contracts with travel agents in the stall. So it has been superb and we are very excited to be a part of this event. Looking at the tremendous response we have received from TTF Hyderabad and Kolkata we are planning to also participate in TTF Surat and TTF Pune along with TTF Ahmedabad and TTF Mumbai which was not part of the contract earlier. We will be planning a couple of engagement activities for the B2B and end consumers which will help us create better brand building in the western India.
The year ahead is expected to be challenging as it will be a struggle to attract the same number of tourists as the previous two record years where visitor arrivals reached almost four million, head of the hoteliers’ association Pasyxe Haris Loizides said on Tuesday.Brexit and efforts of neighbouring countries such as Turkey and Egypt to attract more visitors by subsidising air carriers, are some of the challenges Cyprus must face this year.Efforts, according to Loizides, are being concentrated on keeping arrivals at the same levels as those of the past two years.Last year, a total of 3,938,625 tourists visited, while 3,652,073 arrived in 2017.The 2018 figures for tourist arrivals were the highest ever recorded in Cyprus.“Estimates at this time are that 2019 will be a difficult year. We will be happy if we manage to maintain the same figures as those of 2018 and 2017,” Loizides told the Cyprus News Agency.“We have this status of uncertainty with the English market due to Brexit but we continue our efforts to expand in other markets mainly in Central Europe, Scandinavia and some in the Middle East.”Russia, he said, is “a question mark so far” due to conflicting information. “Some say it will go well, according to other information it is somewhat ‘stuck’,” he said.It seems, he said, that the big increases of 2018 and 2017 will not continue, because there had been a steep rise in arrivals compared to the average of 2.5 million of previous years.“We have done so much over these years, and our goal now is to stay at the numbers we have reached,” Loizides said. “We would be very satisfied if we have no decrease or even if we have no increase.”He said that, at the moment, it is somewhat difficult to make estimates for the summer period and that they will have better information after the ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair that will take place next month.Loizides said that, currently, there seems to be full occupancy in districts where hotels remained open in the winter.He added that elongating the summer season whereby most hotels that do not operate year-round will open from March instead of April or May, has also helped increase arrivals.This, he said, is also recorded in arrivals statistics.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola