Abhi-Ash display major PDA as they celebrate Pro Kabaddi League win

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Trent Boult takes 6 wickets in 15 balls to clean up Sri Lanka innings in 2nd Test

first_imgTrent Boult broke a personal wicket drought in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, taking six wickets for four runs in the space of 15 balls as New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for 104 on the second day of the second cricket Test.Boult, who has 224 wickets in 58 Tests, began the day with 0-20 in Sri Lanka’s first innings after also struggling for form in the first Test at Wellington where he took 2-145.Suddenly the dry spell of wickets turned into a flood and Boult went from 0/26 to 6/30 — his best bowling figures, narrowly missing a hat trick.After resuming at 88-4 in reply to New Zealand’s 178, Sri Lanka was all out for 104 in the space of nine overs, giving New Zealand a 74-run lead. By lunch New Zealand was 36-0 — an overall lead of 100 — with Jeet Raval 23 and Tom Latham 11.World record! Trent Boult takes 6 Sri Lankan wickets in just 15 deliveries. #BoxingDayTest pic.twitter.com/HDNhjgg0OP pic.twitter.com/nnwMGOWn4X(@shruthi_ADK) December 27, 2018Boult said he felt some frustration when the wickets weren’t coming, though he felt he was bowling well.”I think a little bit can creep if you let it,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s been a tough time.”In the UAE it’s tough conditions for a seam bowler and you come here and you almost expect it to happen. We know what works well here and we kept it in good areas.”Boult’s first two wickets were caught by his new ball partner Tim Southee in the slips and his next four fell lbw, three within the space of four balls. England umpire Michael Gough gave five decisions in a row in Boult’s favor.advertisementHis first victim was the overnight batsman Roshen Silva who fell for 21 in the fifth over of the morning, caught by Southee at third slip after driving at a ball which swung late.Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella fell next to a brilliant catch by Southee, at full stretch, from a ball which also enticed the drive but left him late.The next four wickets fell at an even more frantic pace and to similar lbw decisions.Dilruwan Perera shouldered arms at a ball from Boult which was full and swung back onto middle stump.Suranga Lakmal received a similar delivery from the very next ball and was hit on the toe in front of middle.Boult had to wait until the next over to chase his hat trick, bowling to the tailender Dushmantha Chameera. Chameera met the hat trick ball with a solid forward defensive shot but was out lbw to the next ball, giving Boult three wickets in four balls and his seventh five-wicket bag in Tests.Lahiru Kumara was his final victim four balls later, also out lbw without offering a shot.The rapid collapse of the Sir Lanka innings left New Zealand with a 74-run lead which might be pivotal in a low-scoring match. The two-Test series is locked at 0-0 after the first Test ended in a high-scoring draw.Also Read | India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test Day 2: Live Cricket ScoreAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli breaks Rahul Dravid’s 16-year old record to top elite listAlso Read | Dale Steyn overtakes Shaun Pollock to become South Africa’s highest Test wicket-takerAlso Read | Ricky Ponting formally inducted into ICC ‘Hall of Fame’Also See:last_img read more

13 days agoHyypia says Liverpool can be proud outshining Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hyypia says Liverpool can be proud outshining Man Cityby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League title winner Sami Hyypia says the club can be proud outshining Manchester City.With Pep Guardiola’s City stars certain to fight until the end this season, Hyypia believes, if ­Liverpool do win the Premier League title, it will make victory even more remarkable.“If someone creates a great team like City, you can’t stop that,” he said. “We lost one game and City won the title, so you have to hold up your hands as we did all we could to win it.“They even gave us credit for pushing them to the very end. That’s why, if we win, it’ll be even better as City are just so good .“To win in an era where your rival is so good merely heightens the achievement.” last_img read more

Playing the good sport

first_imgPlaying the good sport One of the world’s top 10 squash players, Saurav Ghosal says he still has history to make.advertisement Next Bhavya Dore New Delhi May 3, 2019 ISSUE DATE: May 13, 2019UPDATED: May 3, 2019 16:13 IST Saurav Ghoshal used to be bothered by the obscurity of squash players in India, but he has put the sport on the map in India. (Photo: Yifan Ding/ Getty Images)Last month, Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian male squash player to crack the world top 10. But around the same time last year, he had very seriously considered quitting after an early singles defeat at the Commonwealth Games.”To lose in the second round was heartbreaking, to say the least.Last month, Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian male squash player to crack the world top 10. But around the same time last year, he had very seriously considered quitting after an early singles defeat at the Commonwealth Games.”To lose in the second round was heartbreaking, to say the least. It was very tough. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to continue playing,” he says.Still, the 32-year-old decided to have another go at it; it could not end this way. First, there was the introspection and the fortifying of his inner resolve. “For starters, you have to turn it around mentally and believe it’s possible,” says Ghosal. Then came the months of training; brutal, back-to-basics stuff. “The intensity went up by a lot. I had played a certain way for so long. At 31, making [certain] changes is not the easiest thing to do,” he says.Ghosal’s progress will likely boost Indian squash, a sport that’s been gradually growing. “When I started playing juniors, we didn’t have anyone in the top 50,” he says. “The goalposts have obviously changed now.” But squash is not yet an Olympic sport. “I think it’s very disappointing. Especially when you look at what the Olympic ideals mean and what they stand for. Everyone involved feels squash ticks the boxes,” he says.Ghosal admitted that the obscurity of squash players in India used to bother him. “I used to feel that certain athletes in other sports, who haven’t achieved as much as what we have, get more recognition,” he says. But that’s irrelevant now. His next few goals: consolidating his top 10 spot; aiming for top eight and top five. “It’s unusual to make top 10 at 32 but you want to do things that aren’t normal,” he says. “If I can make number 1 at 33 or 34, it will be [historic].”advertisementYou’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Saurav GhosalFollow Squash playerlast_img read more

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Facing Court Receivership

first_imgzoom Troubles for South Korean shipbuilders keep on coming the latest victim being STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co.Specifically, the financially troubled shipyard is likely to enter court receivership as creditors plan to end its financial aid stretching for years now, Yonhap reports citing industry sources familiar with the matter.Creditors are said to be meeting today, the agenda being the way forward for the ailing shipbuilder, however a decision on proceeding with court receivership has reportedly already been made.The company’s lead creditor Korea Development Bank, which took over the shipbuilder in 2013, will decide on how to proceed with the court receivership process by the end of the month, as the company lacks sufficient funds to meet its financial obligations at end-May, Reuters reports citing a bank spokesperson.STX Shipbuilding has received over USD 3.3 billion in assistance however financial woes especially driven by the downturn of the offshore oil and gas sector have not subsided.The company is said to have accrued over KRW 6 trillion in debt.Should the creditors move forward with the court receivership they are likely to pay an additional KRW 2.8 trillion in loan-loss reserves, according to Yonhap.STX Shipbuilding is the latest South Korean yard to be claimed by the country’s troubled shipbuilding industry. The country’s Big Three shipbuilders, DSME, HHI and SHI, have already submitted their self-rescue plans having accrued losses of up to USD 6.7 billion.Due to the heavy losses, the three yards have launched massive restructuring programs which include layoffs and asset sale aimed at bolstering their liquidity as they struggle to secure more orders.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Fiscal Deficit at 075 of GDP in April DoE figures

first_imgNew Delhi: Fiscal deficit for the month of April was at Rs 1,57,048 crore which is 22 per cent of the budgeted estimate for the year 2019-20, slightly lower than what it was in the same period a year ago and as a percentage to the GDP, the fiscal deficit is at 0.75 per cent, Department of Expenditure (DoE) figures showed. These are the fiscal situation of the Central government as seen from the accounts for April 2019 of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA). For 2019-20, the fiscal deficit has been set at 3.4 per cent of the GDP in the interim Budget. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep Fiscal deficit is Rs 1,57,048 crore — 22 per cent of budget estimate (BE) (corresponding period for previous year – COPPY 24 per cent). The receipts are sufficient to cover only 38 per cent of expenditure. As a percentage to GDP, fiscal deficit is 0.75 per cent and revenue deficit is 0.61 per cent, the figures of Review of Accounts of April of the CGA stated. For April, the total expenditure of the government was Rs 2,54,679 crore or 9 per cent of BE (COPPY 9 per cent), comprising revenue expenditure of Rs 2,24,091 crore — 9 per cent of BE (COPPY 8 per cent) and capital expenditure of Rs 30,588 crore — 9 per cent of BE (COPPY 16 per cent). Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs Total receipts were Rs 97,631 crore –5 per cent of the BE (COPPY 4 per cent). Gross tax was Rs 1,21,190 crore — 5 per cent of the BE (COPPY 5 per cent). The net tax revenue to the Centre was of the order of Rs 71,637 crore — 4 per cent of BE after deducting devolution to states (Rs 49,544 crore) and collections under National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD) to be transferred to National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) (Rs 9 crore). Total receipts include Net Tax Revenue to Centre (Rs 71,637 crore), Non Tax Revenue (Rs 23,293 crore) and other receipts (Rs 2,701 crore). During the month of May, the plan releases for various schemes to the tune of Rs 2,012.70 crore were made to the states. A sum of Rs 49,543.62 crore was devolved to states as their share in Central Taxes and Duties. In addition, releases of the order of Rs 3,850.57 crore were made to the states in May, as recommended by the 14th Finance Commission. NDRF allocation was Rs 788.75 crore and Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) was Rs 2,850.57 crore.last_img read more

China to cut taxes keep currency stable to counter slowdown

first_imgBEIJING — Senior Chinese economic officials say they will slash taxes, step up spending and help resolve financing problems of private and small enterprise to help counter the country’s worst slowdown since the global financial crisis.The officials said Tuesday that Beijing will keep its monetary policy stable but flexible. A deputy central bank governor, Zhu Hexin, said the People’s Bank of China was confident it can keep the value of the Chinese yuan steady.The officials were outlining plans for 2019 that were set at an annual policy meeting in December.In July-September, China’s economic growth sank to a post-crisis low of 6.5 per cent compared with a year earlier despite government efforts to stem the downturn by ordering banks to lend more and by boosting spending on public works construction.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Singapore addressing General Assembly urges enhanced role for G20

29 September 2010Spotlighting the crucial role played by the so-called Group of 20 (G20) to prevent the economic crisis from spiralling into a depression, Singapore’s Foreign Minister issued a call at the General Assembly for the bloc to take the lead in breaking the deadlock in negotiations on reducing global trade barriers. “With the world becoming multipolar, global macroeconomic coordination has become more complicated,” George Yeo told the Assembly’s annual high-level debate yesterday.As the “global economy stared into an abyss” after the collapse of the financial services giant Lehmann Brothers two years ago, the G20 – accounting for some 85 per cent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – was formed given the inability of the Group of Seven (G7) or Group of Eight (G8) to achieve such coordination, he added.“Going forward, the G20 has to go beyond the reform of international financial institutions and better coordination of fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies,” Mr. Yeo said, warning of a potential double dip without a fundamental restructuring of the global economy.For this reform to occur, the global trading system must be kept open to allow prices to find their right levels, he pointed out.The Doha Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) began in the Qatari capital in November 2001. The negotiations aim to liberalize trade worldwide, but have been stalled for several years.“In fighting protectionism in all its forms, the leadership of the G20 is critical,” the Minister stressed.Underlining the importance of development in the Doha talks, he called on G20 nations – accounting for 80 per cent of international trade – to take the helm in ensuring that the needs of developing nations are met. read more

Yemen Ban again calls for end to hostilities as ground fighting airstrikes

“Civilians, including children, are paying the heaviest price in the ongoing conflict, as civilian infrastructure, such as schools and hospitals, continue to be hit,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson, citing Mr. Ban’s ongoing concern at the escalation of violence in the country since the Yemeni talks ended on 6 August.“The Secretary-General condemns the reported attack from the direction of Yemen that hit a workshop, killing at least seven civilians in Najran, Saudi Arabia yesterday, as well as the reported airstrike that hit a home in Nehm, east of Sana’a, in Yemen, which killed at least nine civilians,” said the statement. Through the statement, the UN chief reminded all parties of the utmost necessity to protect civilians and to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law.“He repeats his call on all parties to the conflict to immediately cease all hostilities and for the Yemeni parties to return to direct talks facilitated by his Special Envoy for Yemen,” the statement concluded. This is the Secretary-General’s third call this week for an end to the violence, having earlier condemned a reported airstrike on a school in northern Yemen that killed at least 10 children and injured many more over the past weekend. He called for a swift investigation into the incident. This was followed by condemnation of the reported coalition airstrike Monday on a rural hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Hajjah, in which he noted that the parties to the conflict in Yemen have damaged or destroyed over 70 health centres, including three other MSF-supported facilities.Following nearly 16 months of conflict in Yemen, the cessation of hostilities was declared on 10 April. While peace talks between a Yemeni Government delegation and a delegation of the General People’s Congress and Ansar Allah continued, serious violations have occurred in Marib, al Jawf, Taiz and in the border areas with Saudi Arabia.On 6 August, the UN Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced a one-month break for the talks, during which “the focus will be on working with each side separately to crystalize precise technical details.” read more

In General Assembly Denmark calls for greater UN efficiency and transparency

“As the people’s organization, the United Nations needs to do better to foster trust, transparency, and efficiency,” Permanent Representative Ib Petersen told the Assembly’s annual General Debate. “If the UN is to remain a relevant and legitimate organization for peace, development and human rights, we must continue on this path of increased openness and transparency. This is in the shared interest of all Member States,” he said.But he said the UN’s recent record gave cause for optimism, based on the adoption of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, the successful conclusion of the Paris Climate Agreement last December, and last week’s Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York.

UN migration agency expands HIVAIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites

“The expansion of services is a crucial development in South Sudan, where internally displaced persons, such as those living in the PoC [Protection of Civilian] sites, are among key populations that are considered to be at higher-risk of contracting HIV/AIDS,” Salma Taher, Global Fund Project Officer of the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), explained the significance of this roll out. Last year, along with tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS was one of the leading causes of mortality in the PoC sites, where people are often unable to access to health facilities outside the sites due to safety or weak infrastructure.Since the roll out began, at protection sites in Bentiu, Malakal and Wau, in July, IOM has tested 213 people, with 16 testing positive and enrolling in antiretroviral treatment. With timely diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment, the life expectancy of HIV-positive patients has been proven to improve substantially, for about an additional 10 years, according to a recent study. The new comprehensive services are made possible for the broader public visiting the sites, rather than previously just services for pregnant mothers. Moreover, HIV/AIDS awareness-raising campaigns are carried out, and hundreds of peer counselors are being trained across the country. Mental health and psychosocial support are also provided to people living with HIV/AIDS and those affected by gender-based violence. This expansion of health services is a joint effort of IOM, the UN Development Fund, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculous and Malaria. read more

International Minings dynamic editorial and expanding offering

first_imgInternational Mining is pleased to announce that Paul Moore joined as Editor last week. He will already be familiar to many International Mining readers as he has been a key editorial figure in the mining industry for some years. Paul will have responsibility for the direction and content of the magazine, with support and advice from John Chadwick, the magazine’s founder. John remains Publisher and will continue to contribute articles each month. These will include some of the Great Mines (a series on Newmont Mining will run from January to June 2011) and Operations Focus Series of features that have become the hallmark of IM‘s unique content and style. John will also be expanding International Mining’s consulting activities in technological advisory roles, market research and mining industry communications, with support from Paul.Paul has very successfully edited mining publications for many years, and his in-depth and comprehensive take on technical feature writing as well as his insightful comment on key technology trends and industry consolidation is well known. As such, he will bring a lot of continuity to the existing International Mining style, but also fresh ideas.Paul has a Geological Sciences BSc from Durham University (1998) as well as an MSc in Mineral Deposit Evaluation (1999) from Imperial College in London. During his time at university he also spent four months carrying out exploration fieldwork in 1996 and 1997 in Bolivia, first with Corriente Resources and then with Rio Tinto.His mining/minerals journalism career began with the Metal Bulletin title, Industrial Minerals Magazine, in 2000 when he was appointedAssistant Editor. In early 2002, he moved to New York to write and manage the North American Minerals News title, as well covering the Americasfor Industrial Minerals as Senior Assistant Editor.During his two years of working in the US, Paul gave presentations at several high profile minerals-related events organised by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), The Refractories Institute (TRI) and the Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA). He also took responsibility for the Mineral PriceWatch title, a unique publication that covered mineral price movements and related them to key supply/demand changes.Soon after returning to the UK in late 2003, Paul was promoted to Deputy Editor and remained with Industrial Minerals in that role before joining Mining Magazine in April 2006. During his almost six years at Industrial Minerals, he organised and directed conferences in South Africa, the US, Mexico, Canada, Austria and China on a variety of topics; as well as travelling to numerous other countries to attend exhibitions and visit mineral producers and traders to research features. His articles have been widely referenced by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and others. He also wrote a chapter on minerals transportation for the 7th Edition of the SME publication, Industrial  Minerals & Rocks.Paul and John as Editor and Publisher, respectively, will both be involved in first-hand reporting and mine site visits and together will be able to offer readers an even better global perspective. Their combined experience of the industry and its technoIogies and techniques is unmatched in mining journalism, which will allow us to keep readers even better informed about the best solutions, equipment and strategies from around the mining world to help them better overcome the challenges of this great industry. If you have any ideas or suggestions for editorial you would like to see within these pages, Paul (paul@immining.com) will be happy to hear from you.Look for a refreshed International Mining under Paul’s management, in a publication that retains all the best features of the leading, and only monthly, technical publication for mining and metallurgical management across the metalliferous, industrial and energy mineral sectors.last_img read more

Norway beat Poland – Spain win opener against Hungary

Qatar 2015 ← Previous Story Romanian Handball Federation celebrates the golden generation 1996 Next Story → Croatia beat Serbia in warm-up for Qatar 2015 Poland failed their first test before World Championships as they lost in Oviedo 25:30 against Norway. Poor performance of the Polish team was soon reflected in the result – the last draw was 3:3 in 6. minute and since then Norway took the lead. Poles had a bad shooting efficiency – very often even if they managed to get through Norwegian defence, they were unable to hit the net or were rejected by the goalkeeper. Polish defence wasn’t much better, not to mention a lot of simple mistakes. The turn of events was close in the 52. minute when Poles, playing in double powerplay, managed to reduce the gap to 2 goals (23:25) but it was everything they could do that evening. Norway got back and won by 5.In the second game Spain beat Hungary 27:25.On Saturday Poland is going to face Hungary while Norway is playing against Spain.TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA read more

Boris Denic overtakes Qatari Al Quiada

The new head-coach of Qatari team Al Quiada is Boris Denić. The former Slovenian NT coach (2011 – 2016) will lead the ambitious Qatari team, who already signed world’s class goalkeeper Danijel Šarić, in the upcoming season. Denic had significant results with the Slovenian NT, for example, the fourth place at the Men’s World Championship 2013 in Spain.His last tournament was World Championship 2015 in Qatar, where Slovenia took eighth place at the end.The Croatian coach also led RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko and RK Maribor Branik. Al QuiadaBoris DeničhandballQatar handball ← Previous Story Jordi Ribera to become Spanish NT coach? Next Story → Kretzschmar criticizes IHF resin-free decision: You should prove that is dangerous

Maybe Ill join Iniesta in China – Ramos

first_imgSergio Ramos has jokingly suggested that he might join Andres Iniesta in moving to China one day in the near futureThe Barcelona captain has recently announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season and is expected to confirm his move to the Chinese Super League in the upcoming weeks.Iniesta started in his final “El Clasico” match for Barcelona against rivals Real Madrid and received a warm applause by both sets of fans when he was later substituted in favour of Paulinho.Ramos, who at 32 years old is now approaching the twilight phase of his career, hinted that he would consider joining his Spanish international teammate at China at some point in the future.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Maybe Iniesta and I will meet in China in a few years!” said the Real captain, according to Goal.Despite the controversy that surrounded Real’s 2-2 draw against Barcelona on Sunday night, Ramos is more interested in their Champions League final against Liverpool later this month.“That’s why there is a referee, as they are the specialists,” said Ramos.“We played a good game. We would have liked to break their unbeaten run, but this was the right path for preparing the final in Kiev.”last_img read more

Mirabelli denied that Reina came to replace Donnarumma

first_imgAC Milan signed Pepe Reina from Napoli as a free player as his contract with the Partenopei is about to expire after the end of this season – but he isn’t coming as a replacement of Gianluigi Donnarumma.After the Spaniard had been signed, the speculations about the departure of the young keeper started to spread around – but sporting director Mirabelli denied that there is anything true about it.Mirabelli spoke about Donnarumma’s situation as he said, according to acmilan.theoffside.com:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We had the opportunity to get him for free – and we think it was useful strategically. We’ll have a lot of competition, Reina can help us off the pitch, in addition to his contribution on it. We need people with experience and he’s one of those.””I already told your other colleagues [in the media] that it’s not just down to Donnarumma, it involves everyone. A player has to come to us and tell us he doesn’t want to stay. That’s not the case with Donnarumma.”last_img read more

Cristianos arrival has helped Juve – Szczesny

first_imgJuventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer has increased the team’s attacking threat.Since joining Juventus in the summer, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances, helping the Bianconeri top the Serie A table with seven points after 17 matches.Szczesny believes that Juve only have to focus on being solid at the back since they have a player like Ronaldo up front.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I think Cristiano’s arrival has helped the team understand that if we do our job at the back, then something will happen up front,” Szczesny told Football Italia after their narrow 1-0 win against AS Roma.“We’ve got forwards like Cristiano Ronaldo, Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala who we know will create something. Therefore, if we remain solid at the back and don’t concede, we usually emerge with three points.“After all, victory means scoring one more goal than the opposition, so 1-0 is worth the same as winning 7-0. It’s true we have a lot of 1-0 wins, but in my view, that is the perfect football result. I’m a goalkeeper, so I’m happy if we don’t concede!”last_img read more

Boy brings airsoft gun to La Center Middle School

first_imgA 12-year-old boy brought an airsoft gun to La Center Middle School on Thursday, prompting police response to the school. La Center Police Chief Marc Denney said that the boy brought the gun to school but kept it in his backpack in his locker. Other students told school officials about the gun at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, prompting La Center police to respond.No one was threatened in any way and the gun remained in the boy’s backpack, said district spokeswoman Laurie Kansanback.La Center Middle School was not placed on lockdown because there was no threat, Kansanback said.Police investigated and released the boy to the school. The agency plans to send its report on the incident to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review of possible charges, which could include bringing a prohibited weapon to a school, Denney said.Police said they haven’t had any prior incidents involving the boy.last_img read more

Rare Species Of Tortoise Seen In Arunachal Pradesh Second

first_imgITANAGAR: Another species of “impressed” tortoise, also known as “Manouria impressa” has been sighted for the second time since its discovery in Arunachal Pradesh in June this year. The second sighting of Manouria Impressa occurred at Kakoi area under Banderdewa forest division in Papum Pare district recently, officials said. The tortoise is a young male, which was rescued by one Waru Nakong, a native of Kakoi. The rescued tortoise was handed over to Itanagar zoo on Friday. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us “From the time I saw an earlier news report on the rescue of a tortoise, which was later handed over to the Itanagar zoo, I was concerned and told my father not to kill a tortoise if he happened to see one in future,” Mr Nakong said. The official said his father sighted the tortoise and informed him about it. He said that, earlier the villagers used to kill the tortoise for food, but now he is hopeful that they will surely know its importance, as the one rescued is endangered species. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us Range Forest Officer of Raga under Hapoli Forest Division, Bunty Tao has first discovered the rare species of the tortoise. Right now, there are three Manouria Impressa in the Itanagar Zoo, out of which two are males and one female. The one rescued from Kakoi is a young male tortoise. Because of the discovery of this rare species of tortoise in Arunachal, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has written a letter of appreciation to the State Forest Department, informed Tao. Advertise With Us The discovery of Manouria Impressa in June this year in Yazali under Lower Subansiri district has increased the total number to 29 species of non-marine chelonians and five recorded tortoises in the country. COMMENT According to an expert, the male is smaller than the female which is 30cm in length. This tortoise eats mushroom, cucumber, pumpkin along with few other selective food items, informed S C Paul, a forester in the Itanagar Biological Park.last_img read more

College student found dead in Bbaria

first_img-A college student was found dead at Munsefpara in the district town of Brahmanbaria on Saturday night.On information, police recovered the hanging body of Junaied Ahmed Anik, son of Jahirul Islam and student of Brahmanbaria Government College, from a house in the area around 8:30pm, said Sadar Model Police Station officer-in-charge Nobir Hossain.Later, the body was sent to District Sadar Hospital.Family members alleged that Anik has been murdered in a planned way.”After investigation, it will be cleared whether it’s a suicide or a murder,” said OC Nobir.last_img