Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In contrast to how poorly the Jazz started the game, Utah dominated from that point with hustle, defense and a combination of long-range shooting and dunks. The Jazz outscored the Bucks 39-14 after the early deficit, with the crescendo coming when Favors got knocked down and then got up and dunked with force while getting fouled. Utah led 53-46 lead at halftime.Antetokounmpo played without restriction at Los Angeles on Friday after sitting out with right knee soreness on Monday at Chicago and being limited to 24 minutes on Wednesday at Sacramento.TIP-INSBucks: Tony Snell appeared to hurt his shoulder badly on a nasty fall in the first half. He punched a chair and kicked a sign in frustration on his way to the locker room, but then returned to the court before halftime. … The Bucks shot 32.6 percent and had 12 turnovers in the first half. … The Bucks shot just 38.5 percent on 3s and 2s.Jazz: Former Jazz greats Darrell Griffith, Mark Eaton and Mehmet Okur all attended the game … Raul Neto missed the game with a tight hamstring. … Utah scored 24 points off 15 Milwaukee turnovers.UP NEXTBucks: Visit Phoenix on Monday.Jazz: Host New Orleans on Monday. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end While Antetokounmpo sat in the fourth quarter, the Jazz went on 17-2 run on the strength of Mitchell’s drives to the basket. It was back and forth the rest of the way.Antetokounmpo relished going against Gobert, the reigning defensive player of the year, in space but also often initiated the offense and played the ball handler role on the pick-and-roll. Antetokounmpo scored or assisted on the first 15 points of a 17-2 spurt as the Bucks extended a 73-71 lead to a 90-73 advantage.Malcolm Brogdon was out with plantar fasciitis and Eric Bledsoe was a late scratch because of a bad back, so Antetokounmpo started at point guard even though he was originally being listed as questionable with right foot soreness.Antetokounmpo powered a 23-4 run bridging the second and third quarters to put the Bucks back in front, 64-57. Time after time, the Greek big man bullied Utah’s vaunted front line as he drove the lane and finished at the rim.Facing one of the tallest lineups in NBA history with the five Bucks averaging more than 6-foot-10, the Jazz fell behind 11-0 and didn’t score until Mitchell hit a pair of free throws with 8:41 left in the first quarter. Lopez had six blocked shots in the first six minutes of the contest as the Bucks led by as many as 14.ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 43 points and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes, but missed three free throws in the final 10 seconds.On a night during which Rudy Gobert was ineffective, Derrick Favors had 23 points and tied a career best with 18 rebounds. Joe Ingles had 14 points and eight assists for the Jazz, who won their fourth straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesKhris Middleton scored 29 points and Brook Lopez had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for the Bucks, whose seven-game winning streak was snapped on the second night of a back-to-back.In an incredible game of runs, the Jazz made the plays down the stretch to outlast the team with the best record in the league. 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(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 46 points and led the Utah Jazz from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 115-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.Mitchell scored 19 in the final 8:10 of the game, including a 28-foot jumper with 43.7 seconds left that put Utah up 111-105. Mitchell could have made the game a bit less suspenseful, but missed two free throws with a three-point lead with 12.7 seconds left. He did make two foul shots with 8.6 seconds remaining, helping seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT
Ravichandran Ashwin was pleased with his and India’s performance on the third day as the home team took the upper hand against New Zealand in the first Test in Kanpur on Saturday. (SCORECARD) After going wicketless yesterday, it took Ashwin 16.5 overs to get his first scalp when he trapped Tom Latham leg before for 58, breaking a 124-run stand for the second wicket. (Ravindra Jadeja-Ravichandran Ashwin spin duo dismantle New Zealand to give India edge) Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who picked up his fifth five-wicket haul, then exploited the conditions favourable for spinners to run through the New Zealand batting line-up. “Pleased as punch. We have had a very good Test match here today. We should be happy as a team. They found themselves in a very good position but the rain yesterday was a very good momentum breaker,” Ashwin said in a post-day chat.Ashwin further explained what really wasn’t going India’s way on Day 2. (New Zealand 255/5 to 262 all out: Worst batting capitulations against India) “Nothing really changed. We were creating chances yesterday but the momentum was with them because of the stand; the chances weren’t going our way. Once rain arrived, we had it,” he added. ON LATHAM’S WICKET “I had a shift in my line to Latham this morning and that paid off. I think the first 20 overs, when the ball has gloss, it doesn’t spin much. And then it starts breaking, and it spins, depending on how you handle the seam. It goes soft in the last 10 overs.” HOMEWORK “The Kiwi left-handers play differently: they plonk their feet straight down and not towards covers. I watched that in the videos. So shift in line and angle is very important to them. So, when the ball spins, they are in trouble.” ‘STILL A GOOD WICKET TO BAT ON’ After bundling New Zealand out for 262 after lunch, with the visitors losing their last five wickets for just seven runs, Indian openers did not let the visiting team’s bowlers to settle down. India reached 159/1 at the close of play today, with Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara batting on 64 and 50 respectively. The duo has also added 107 runs for the second wicket. “The wicket is not very tough to bat on if you have your footwork going. Our batters batted well, Pujara and Vijay. Rahul too.” It will be another early start tomorrow on Day 4, with 98 overs scheduled to be bowled.advertisement
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relied on his trusted serve to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) Thursday and give defending champion Switzerland a spot in the Hopman Cup final.Unbeaten Switzerland assured its place in Saturday’s final ahead of the women’s singles match between Belinda Bencic and Greek opponent Maria Sakkari.“There was very little unforced errors and it was really good quality tennis,” Federer said. “It could have easily gone three sets. For me, it is about maintaining a good level of play and I am happy with my game.”The Swiss will next face either host Australia or Germany.“I will be excited to watch it tomorrow and see who we play in the final,” Federer said. “This format lends itself to some exciting tennis.”Federer lost only seven games in wins over Cameron Norrie and Frances Tiafoe but found it tougher in his first match against Tsitsipas.The first set pitted Tsitsipas’ power against Federer’s precision with eight games held at love.Federer trailed 4-1 in the first tiebreaker before reeling off consecutive forehand winners to claw back into it. Tsitsipas double-faulted at 5-5 and Federer then won the set with an ace.The serve continued to dictate play until Federer had break points in the ninth and 11th games but was unable to convert. The 23-time Grand Slam champion, however, raised his game in the tiebreaker with a perfect drop shot to take a 6-3 lead. He closed it out shortly after.Federer’s appearances at the past two Hopman Cups were followed by Australian Open titles.Earlier, Serena Williams beat Katie Boulter 6-1, 7-6 (2) to complete an unbeaten Hopman Cup campaign in singles. With daughter Alexis Olympia in attendance, Williams was made to work in the second set before prevailing.The winless United States, however, lost to Britain 2-1. Norrie upset Tiafoe 7-6 (4), 6-0 in men’s singles and Britain won the mixed doubles 3-4 (2), 4-3 (4), 4-1.The 37-year-old Williams’ hopes for a record third Hopman Cup title ended when the United States was eliminated after losses to Greece and Switzerland.Williams has slowly built momentum in her first tournament since the U.S. Open in September as she eyes a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne.“It was definitely good to play three singles matches here, and the mixed (doubles),” Williams said on-court after her singles match.The American did not attend a news conference after the match.—By TRISTAN LAVALETTE, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shares
Lionel Messi ‘Messi not from this world’ – Hazard hails Barcelona superstar Dom Farrell 19:33 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Images Lionel Messi UEFA Champions League Chelsea v Barcelona Barcelona Chelsea Eden Hazard The Chelsea forward feels the Premier League champions can overcome La Liga foes in the Champions League last-16 but is wary of a familiar dangerman Eden Hazard believes Lionel Messi’s continued brilliance means Chelsea will be able to take little comfort from Neymar no longer playing for Barcelona when the sides meet in the Champions League.The Premier League champions and La Liga’s leaders meet in one of the most attractive last-16 ties later this month, with Chelsea’s star forward poised for his latest chance to shine on the biggest stage.When asked by Marca how Barca shape up now Neymar is plying his trade with Paris Saint-Germain, Hazard alluded to a familiar dangerman. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “You know, they have a guy who is not from this world,” he said.”He’s different, a superclass. But this is not about one player, it is about the whole team.”Chelsea have suffered a collective slump of late, with Hazard’s fine solo goal not enough to stave off a damaging 4-1 loss at Watford last time out.Nevertheless, facing an in-form Barcelona is a prospect that sparks excitement rather than trepidation for the Belgium star.”It’s a beautiful match,” he added.”This season we are not the same as last season, of course, and they are very good but in the end it is a cup tie and you never know what happens. “That’s why we love football. I’m pretty sure we can beat them if we play together. We’ll see.”
During our time away at the 2016 Trans Tasman Series in New Zealand, we let Australian Menâ€™s Open player Ben Moylan take over our camera â€“ a brave move some would say! Ben asked our Australian players some interesting and sometimes unusual questions, and even made some new friends along the way! To check out â€˜The Ranga Reportâ€™ please click on the links below:Episode One – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S063tINVjR4 Episode Two – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7wYqLT8KOQ Be sure to tell us what you thought of â€˜The Ranga Reportâ€™ at our social media channels:Facebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram: www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksThe Ranga Report
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to make women owners of the houses provided under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). “The government will now issue certificates and register the houses in the name of a woman of the family. The authorities have been instructed in this regard. The move is to empower women,” Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Kamleshwar Patel told IANS. The Kamal Nath government targets to build 5 lakh houses under the scheme this year. In 2018, 3.5 lakh houses were built. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana The previous government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan government had decided to have Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chouhan’s images on the tiles used in these houses. But the present government has scrapped the decision. The PMAY, launched in May 2015, aims to provide affordable housing to every family by 2022. Under the scheme, the central government provides an assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh and the state government Rs 1 lakh.
In honor of National Toilet Paper Day, Charmin hosted a live comedy show with comedian and improv artist, Wayne Brady, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in New York City.Wayne Brady partnered with Charmin to host a live comedy show in honor of National Toilet Paper DayCredit/Copyright: Diane Bondareff/AP Images for CharminThe showcase gave young comics a platform to deliver five minutes of their best clean potty humor routines in front of a live audience. By night’s end, Wayne Brady crowned Heaven and Cristal, two New York City high school students, the winners of the ‘Keep It Clean Comedy Show.’The event, hosted by Wayne Brady, featured eight high school students and aspiring comedians between the ages of 14-18 who were judged on their ability to successfully deliver bathroom humor and innuendos without involving explicit or gross content.“As a brand synonymous with superior clean, Charmin believes that a creative, G-rated one-liner can get anyone laughing,” said Eric Breissinger, P&G Family Care Vice President. “Through the ‘Keep It Clean Comedy Show’ we’re cleaning up potty humor so it can be enjoyed by all ages, because after all, we want to help everyone ‘Enjoy The Go.’”Charmin and Brady are also encouraging people at home to get involved by tweeting their best clean #PottyHumor jokes to @Charmin. For each tweet received throughout the month of September, the brand will be donating $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), up to $10,000. RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get, and keep, their children healthy and happy through programs like Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile that enable family-centered care.“Making people smile has always been something that has been close to my heart and motivated me as a performer,” says Brady. “Working with Charmin to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which is a charity I’m very close to, has made this a special cause.”Brady, who has been entertaining audiences with his singing, acting and unmatched improvisational skills for well over a decade, was excited at the opportunity to combine charity and comedy.The young New York City high school students who participated in the show were coached by professional comedians in preparation for the event. The show was held at a Lower East Side comedy theater on East 3rd St. in New York City.A grand prize of $5,000.00 was awarded to Heaven, Cristal and their school’s theater department to help further their comedic educations.
Skhirat – Climate change is a potential source of tensions, intra-community and interstate wars, President of COP22 Steering Committee, Salaheddine Mezouar, said Wednesday in Skhirat (Rabat outskirts).Speaking at the opening of the 2nd International Conference “Defence and Climate Change,” Mezouar stressed that “climate disorder causes a security disorder,” noting that climate change “represents a major risk for peace and security.”“Because of the expected doubling of Africa’s population by 2050, climate change will have catastrophic effects on the continent with a decrease of 4.7% of GDP, mainly due to the deterioration of the agricultural sector, which is likely to undermine the stability of States by increasing unemployment, particularly within the youth, and promote radicalization,” he stressed. Mezouar also noted that defence departments are already contributing to climate action by using space technologies to measure emissions and observe weather and climate phenomena.He said that the time is ripe “to bring together advanced and development researches in order to propose solutions and alternative to deal with climate change.”“This requires initiatives to improve investment, research and development programs,” he said, stressing the importance of early warning systems to establish a resilient security environment.”Mezouar also hailed the announcement by the International Civil Aviation Organization of the draft resolution aiming at establishing a market-based measure for addressing greenhouse gas emissions.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are poised to approve a framework for a $214.8 billion operating budget on Thursday, the first step in a spending package that seeks to address the teacher shortage, expand health care to some adults living in the country illegally and bolster the state’s top firefighting agency following the most devastating wildfire season in state history.State law requires lawmakers to pass the framework by midnight Saturday. If they don’t, they don’t get paid. Lawmakers reached an agreement on Sunday night and scheduled a vote for Thursday, days ahead of the deadline.“I do think it’s a good budget,” said state Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Los Angeles Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. “In every budget there is good and there is could be better.”The massive bill, totalling more than 900 pages, directs tax dollars in the state’s most populous state. But lawmakers must still pass more than a dozen other bills to implement the budget. These “trailer bills” could contain important details, including implementing a monthly fee on cellphone bills to pay for upgrades to the 911 system.The spending plan is the first under Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has positioned himself as resistor-in-chief to Republican President Donald Trump’s administration.The Trump administration has sought to weaken former President Barack Obama’s health care law by eliminating a tax on people who refuse to purchase private health insurance. The budget under Newsom would bring that tax back, using part of the money to make California the first state in the country to help middle class families pay a portion of their monthly health insurance premiums.While the Trump administration continues to crack down on illegal immigration, the budget lawmakers are set to vote on Thursday would make California the first state to give some adults living in the country illegally government-funded health insurance.Health care for people living in the country illegally is part of Democrats’ plan to eventually get everyone in California to have health insurance. But the policy has angered Republican lawmakers, who argue it’s not fair to tax people in the country legally for not buying health insurance while making people living in the country illegally eligible for taxpayer-funded health insurance.“I just don’t get the prioritization,” said Republican state Sen. John Moorlach of Costa Mesa, who noted he legally immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands in 1960.The budget includes increases in public education, bringing the state spending to $12,018 for every student in K-12 public schools. It would give students studying to be teachers grants of up to $20,000 if they promise to teach subject matters impacted by the teacher shortage, including science, technology, math and engineering.And following the states deadliest wildfire season in history, the spending plan includes $40.3 million for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to buy 13 new fire engines and hire 131 people to operate them. It also includes $13.1 million to accept seven used C-130 air tankers from the federal government. The air tankers are free, but the state must pay to maintain and operate them.Adam Beam, The Associated Press
The growing food crisis around the world, the situation in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism efforts, preventive diplomacy and regional cooperation were on the agenda today during talks between General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim and the leaders of Turkmenistan. Mr. Kerim began his official visit to Central Asia today by holding meetings in Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital, with President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and Parliament Chairperson Akja Nurberdjeva. One of the key themes was food security as a growing number of countries worldwide experience public protests and riots over the surging cost of basics such as rice, wheat and corn. Janos Tisovszky, a spokesperson for Mr. Kerim, told reporters today that the Assembly President has been closely watching developments in the food crisis and has voiced concern about their economic, social, political and security impact. Mr. Tisovszky said the Ashgabat meetings also focused on Turkmenistan’s cooperation with the UN and its contribution to the current priority issues of the 192-member Assembly, such as climate change, UN reform and efforts to accelerate progress towards the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Tomorrow Mr. Kerim is scheduled to visit the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia and to meet with the UN Country Team in Turkmenistan, before he heads to neighbouring Kazakhstan later in the week. 21 April 2008The growing food crisis around the world, the situation in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism efforts, preventive diplomacy and regional cooperation were on the agenda today during talks between General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim and the leaders of Turkmenistan.
Spanning 130,000 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of Europe, the proposal for the Asian Highway network is expected to be adopted in 2004. “Globalization has accentuated the need for greater efficiency and integration of all transport modes throughout the Asian and Pacific region,” ESCAP Executive Secretary Kim Hak-Su told a meeting of the Committee on Transport, Communications, Tourism and Infrastructure Development. The Committee is proposing further intra-regional cooperation, widely considered essential to cope with increased the transit of goods and vehicles. The next phase of planning will involve coordinating ports and railways into the overall transport network and promoting tourist destinations along the Asian Highway.
New figures reveal the rise of “generation Xanax” – with a doubling in young people being treated for addiction to anti-anxiety drugs.The statistics from Public Health England show 315 cases in which those under the age of 18 were treated for problems with benzodiazepines – a class of drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia.They include the drug Alprazolam (better known as Xanax) where there was a six-fold rise in numbers treated. Latest NHS figures suggest one in eight children has a mental health disorder, amid warnings of an “epidemic of anxiety”.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Earlier this year an investigation found pupils as young as 11 were taking anti-anxiety drugs, with 240 ambulance callouts for children who had taken medication like Xanax.Charities claimed some pupils were dealing it on school premises. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
“The one thing I do know is that I’m going to be a candidate for Convention, and then it’s up to membership to decide, ” he told RadioEP.ie, adding that he had received “tremendous encouragement” from voters in the area.Ireland is to lose an MEP next year as a result of Croatia’s accession to the European Union, and a number of options for the re-drawing of electoral boundaries are currently being considered by the Constituency Commission. A decision will be delivered at the end of the month.Several of those options include proposals to merge parts of the current East constituency with the North West, which could mean Higgins and MEP Mairead McGuinness competing for votes in a four-seater.Higgins said it “would be brilliant” if that came to pass, and said he would be confident of the party taking two of the four seats in any enlarged constituency.“I think the chemistry’s absolutely perfect,” he said, adding that McGuinness had been “une damme formidable in terms of performance” in the European Parliament since her election in 2004.The European Parliament elections will be held between 22 and 25 May 2014.Read: This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year >Revealed: Fine Gael’s proposals for redrawing Ireland’s European constituency map > FINE GAEL MEP for the North West region Jim Higgins maintains he’s “fighting fit” and determined to face any attempt to remove him from the party ticket ahead of next May’s European elections.It follows speculation that the party may try and run TD John O’Mahony — one of four Fine Gael deputies elected in Enda Kenny’s Mayo stronghold; with the logic being that the party is considered as unlikely to retain all of those seats in the next general election.Speaking to TheJournal.ie last month, O’Mahony said he was not in the business of trying to sideline anybody, but that “if there was a vacancy that would be a different thing”.Higgins has dismissed the speculation as a “silly season” story, and while admitting a poor relationship with Fine Gael HQ, he said there was “no indication” that they are engaged in “some sort of devious plot to oust me”.“But if there is, and if there is at any stage an indication that they are going to oust me — as Margaret Thatcher said at one stage – I’m ‘not for turning’”.
An image from the Ruislip redevelopment. Source: GAAKiernan, who coaches some of Ireland’s best track prospects, pointed to a huge disparity with the funds available to other amateur athletes.“€600,000 is not a huge amount of money but it’s a lot of money that could be used in certain areas.“I’ll just give you an example. In one of my training groups tonight, there’s a kid coming up from Athlone and he’ll spend €15 on the bus.He’s a sub four-minute miler, he gets no state money, he gets nothing like that. He doesn’t have that much money to play around with. €15 is a huge amount of money to him.That can be replicated all over the country, with swimmers, with rowers, with boxers, with athletes.“To give €600,000 to the GAA, I’m just wondering did the GAA lobby the government for money, which in that case requires a lot of nerve for someone with so much of it, or did the the government decide to give it to the GAA out of their own bat, which strikes me as being a version of stroke politics.”Kiernan, who admitted that he is not fan of Gaelic games in general, again took issue with players’ skill and fitness levels.“I don’t actually think it’s a particularly skilful game but I commented more on their fitness more than anything else.“If you’re training five times a week for the whole year, that’s good enough to run a reasonably respectable 10k road race in the Phoenix Park. If you’re an international athlete, you train twice a day every week for 50 of the 52. It’s a different thing entirely.”Commander Chris Hadfield presents ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Hurling’Injury victim Meehan hasn’t ruled out return to inter-county football JERRY KIERNAN HAS slammed the GAA again and lashed out at the government for funding the Association with taxpayers’ money.Kiernan — who made headlines last year when he controversially branded inter-county players as “unfit” — insisted that GAA should not receive any government grants despite being the largest sporting organisation in the country.And the former Irish Olympian took another shot at players’ skills by claiming that “there’s not an awful lot required” to play football and hurling.His latest comments follow yesterday’s announcement by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore that €600,000 will be given towards a €5 million redevelopment of London GAA’s headquarters in Ruislip.The GAA has pledged €1.4 million of central funding for the project with the outstanding balance to be met by the London County Board and its clubs.But Kiernan, who finished ninth in the marathon at the 1984 Olympics, said the Association is capable of funding itself and that government money would be better spent on sports that represent Ireland internationally.“My views on this are actually quite blunt,” he told Shane Coleman on Newstalk. “I don’t believe that the GAA should get any amount of taxpayers’ money. They’re the richest association in the country. They get everything. [They had] bumper profits last year, €600,000 isn’t an awful lot to them. If they have a project to revamp the stadium over in London, let them do it out of their own funds.”
Clark Public Utilities workers on the East Coast are sending back video and photos of their mission. Clark Public Utilities crews have arrived in New Jersey to help restore power on the East Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, joining electric companies across the U.S. in the recovery effort.Two crews and one superintendent — a total of 11 employees — have joined line workers from other regional utilities to assist FirstEnergy, an electric company serving 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, stretching from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore.It’s unclear what, exactly, Clark Public Utilities staff will work on as the crews it sent only recently arrived in New Jersey, and received a safety briefing and their initial assignments, Heather Allmain, communications services manager for the utility, said Friday.“They’re pretty focused right now,” Allmain said. “They just got their assignments today. They just got settled.”Depending on how their work goes, the utility’s crews, staying in a hotel in Edison, N.J., are expected to spend 10 to 14 days working on power restoration projects, Allmain said.
Sal Ardito holds his Bible while looking over the sidewalk memorial in front of the Emanuel AME Church on Friday, June 19, 2015 in Charleston, S.C. Dylann Storm Roof, 21, is accused of killing nine people during a Wednesday night Bible study at the church.As the nation remembered the nine lives lost in the Charleston, S.C. church shooting, so did clergy and residents in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.Two prayer vigils were held on June 19, at the Metropolitan AME Church and the African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum. During the vigils mourners remembered the victims, preached togetherness and forgiveness, and discussed topics prevalent in the struggle for African American justice and equality including White supremacy, “Black Lives Matter,” and church bombings.“I am grateful that God’s greatness is not diminished by tragedy,” Rev. Tony Lee, senior pastor of Community of Hope AME Church in Temple Hill, Maryland, said during the prayer vigil. “We pray for the healing of community….We are here from all different views, from all different backgrounds, from all different stations in life believing that the Lord can make a way.”During the vigil, Lee spoke of an experience with a White Uber driver in Charleston. He said the driver told him that something happened in his heart after he heard Christians were killed in church. Lee told the congregation that the driver showed him that “sometimes it takes great pain to bring great healing…[but] God was still in the midst of it all.”Churchgoers prayed for the families of the victims: Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne MiddletonDoctor, 49; Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45; Myra Thompson, 59.The vigil outside the museum rang a different tune, calling for restitution and justice for the lives lost. “What was on that paper [Bill of Rights],was to stop your struggle, said Eugene Puryear, D.C. Council At-Large candidate. “The war for Black America has not stopped…. We have to change our mindset.”He added, “This is a struggle for Blacks, but also a struggle for human beings.”A poster of the fallen was displayed with each victim pointed to so the crowd would know who they were as their names were called. “How many days will it take when we say we can’t take no more!” Abdul Khadie Muhammad, a member of the Nation of Islam, said.According to Bishop Adrian A. Taylor, Sr. of the Shabbath Commandment Church in Oxen Hill, Maryland, the only way to gain justice was to hurt the pockets of White supremacists. “We need to organize and boycott,” Taylor said.Linda Poulson contributed to this article.
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The Imperial Hotel, Delhi recently won the Iconic 2018 award for the Best luxury hotel. In Delhi, the hotel is more than a revered legacy of the imperial times. It is a testimony to the golden chapters of India’s gleaming heritage of bespoke hospitality. And, Vijay Wanchoo, Senior Executive Vice President – who looks every bit a royal Britisher has carved his own graph in the line of luxury leanings.Wanchoo, a distinguished Kashmiri Pandit is impeccable, erudite and deeply spiritual. For him, humanism is at the core of all service. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOn winning the best luxury hotel award, he states, “I have walked on the pathway of luxury for almost four decades watching it come alive in many forms, in larger avenues and also inexplicably in finer things.” “I believe luxury is something that continues to evolve and can be experienced in many ways either over the top or inspiring and understated. Luxury has different meanings for different perspectives, but for me it means a grand culture which is a step ahead, individualistic and which stays distinguished,” he adds. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTalking about Imperial, Delhi being a legacy for three decades, he says, “At the legendary Imperial we already have a strong legacy of guests for over three generations. Additionally due to our international market repute based on our historic product and impeccable services, we attract emerging markets who wish to have unique dining experiences the hotel is known for. Our award winning restaurants and bars act as an impetus to deliver measurable positive growth, tapping newer markets and attracting revenue generating sources, consistently.” “With changing times, I certainly see global and domestic brands trying to chart their growth across India’s skyline, vying for supremacy in a suddenly crowded Indian hotel market. However, since our strategy has always rested on providing our guests a unique experience and a personalized service, it has never really affected us. It is all about creating a home away from home for our loyal guests. For instance, to bring home a true Indian experience at The Imperial, I introduced Namaskar to welcome guests. Further we have been celebrating all Indian festivals to keep the guests abreast with Indian culture, we pioneered The Imperial Culinary Club for promoting Imperial cuisine and even launched an experiential stay for the single lady traveler with the Eliza wing,” adds Wanchoo, explaining how the hotel balances domestic and global demands. As Vice President Wanchoo has worked on growth potential. ” For increasing our growth potential, we initiated specialized art tours for guests to explore rich history and fine art across the hotel and also the Afternoon tea at the Atrium was introduced for a traditional English High Tea experience,” adds Wanchoo. These are a few of the extremely popular programs for discerning guests at The Imperial. The list evolves each year for making The Imperial experience unforgettable. “Our strongest support system remains Food & Beverage and as liquor tops the chart, I would give a substantial weightage to wine and beverages in the revenue pie. Our Bars – 1911 Bar and Patiala Peg enjoy one of the most fascinating, extensive and the biggest wine list in the city and are reckoned for their royal fables, signature drinks and elaborate snack menus,” he adds explaining the food and beverage services of the hotel. Talking about brand building Wanchoo acknowledges, “A brand reckoned internationally, our key feeder markets are USA, UK, Germany, India and France and we are looking to reach out to new markets like Australia, Russia and the Scandinavian region. In order to enhance our business we focus on more specific road shows in our feeder markets to tap new clients and participate in specific appointment based travel marts like WTM, ILTM and other luxury travel marts to showcase our iconic hotel.” The Imperial rests on a repertoire of always being considered as a classic fountainhead for luxury in map of hospitality.