ON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgON THIS WEEKENDSPORTSMAX2Saturday7:45 a.m: Man City vs Leicester10 a.m: Liverpool vs Sunderland5 p.m: Stoke vs Everton7 p.m: Swansea vs Crystal PalaceSunday12 a.m: Aston Villa vs Norwich1 a.m: Newcastle vs West Brom8:30 a.m: Bournemouth vs Arsenal11 a.m: Chelsea vs Man Unitedlast_img

‘Raje govt. stalled water purification projects’

first_imgRajasthan Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot has accused the BJP government of playing with the lives of citizens by stopping the projects for supply of clean drinking water. He said that water-borne diseases have registered an increase because of the State government’s “indifference”.Mr. Pilot said on Friday that even though Rajasthan faced a severe problem of polluted drinking water, the BJP regime had stopped the previous Congress government’s scheme for installation of reverse osmosis plants and had failed to utilise budgetary allocations for ensuring the supply of clean drinking water.“Rajasthan has seen two Water Resources Ministers in the last four years, but both of them turned a blind eye to the corruption prevailing in the department which has led to the collapse of the water supply infrastructure,” said Mr. Pilot.The PCC chief demanded initiation of a new project to make drinking water free of pollutants such as fluoride, nitrate and arsenic, which were affecting people’s health and causing dental ailments, cancer and bone deformities among large sections of the population.last_img read more

A timeline of Salman Khan’s blackbuck/chinkara poaching cases

first_imgJanuary 2015: Supreme Court sets aside Rajasthan High Court’s stay on the sentence. November 2013: Rajasthan High Court suspends the five-year sentence given in April 2006. July 2016: Rajasthan High Court acquits Salman Khan in the two chinakara poaching cases. February 2006: He is convicted under the Wildlife Act and given a one-year jail term, for killing two chinkaras at Bhavad village in September 1998. This is overturned after an appeal. June 2006: A local Jodhpur court frams charges against the actors in the third case. The charges were framed against Salman Khan under Section 51 (hunting) of the Wildlife Protection Act and against actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and local resident Dushyant Singh under Section 52 (abetment) of the Act. January 2017: Jodhpur court acquits Khan in the Arms Case, where he was accused of possessing and weapons with an expired licence during the hunt for the endangered chinkaras and blackbuckscenter_img April 2006: A Jodhpur sessions court gives him a five-year-sentence, in the second chinkara case, where he was accused of hunting a blackbuck in Ghoda farms. He spends three days in jail after which he is granted bail. September-October 1998: Salman Khan, along with his co-stars from Hum Saath Saath Hain, are accused of killing blackbucks/chinkaras during the shooting for the film Top Developments April 2018: Jodhpur court convicts Khan in the blackbuck poaching case, acquits the other actors involved April 7, 2018: Salman Khan granted bail in blackbuck poaching case; he was sentenced to five years in jail.last_img read more

Lou Williams leads Clippers’ rally from 25 down to beat Pistons

first_imgWilliams finished with 39 points. Detroit’s Blake Griffin had 24 points and 11 rebounds against his former team, and Reggie Jackson added 29 points for the Pistons.“Devastating is the word for that game. I thought we played some of our best basketball all season in the first half. We were engaged and we were moving the ball,” Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. “In the second half, we didn’t send Lou Williams the right way all half. Everyone in the league knows which way Lou wants to go with the ball, and we let him do it every time.”The Pistons led 40-22 after a first quarter in which they made eight 3-pointers. Los Angeles took three timeouts in the game’s first 5:25, but that didn’t do much to stem the tide.ADVERTISEMENT DETROIT, MICHIGAN – FEBRUARY 02: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers celebrates a second half basket with Mike Scott #30 while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on February 02, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Los Angeles won the game 111-101. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPDETROIT — The Los Angeles Clippers wiped out a 23-point deficit in less than nine minutes.Then Lou Williams took over.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The rally from 25 down was the largest regular-season comeback in Clippers history. They rallied from 24 down against Chicago in 2004. Detroit led 65-47 at halftime. It was still a comfortable margin until the very end of the third, when the Clippers — who were starting a six-game road trip — began to make a game of it.Williams made a pair of 3-pointers during his 16-point tear in the fourth. Los Angeles outscored the Pistons 35-14 in the final period.TIP-INSClippers: Montrezl Harrell scored 16 points and Mike Scott added 15. Only one starter was in double figures, and that was Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 14. … Los Angeles has had a bigger comeback than this in the postseason. The Clippers rallied from 27 down against Memphis in 2012.Pistons: Detroit finished 17 of 42 from 3-point range, going 6 of 22 in the second half.FAMILIAR FACESThe Pistons gave up Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic in the deal for Griffin. Those three combined for 23 points Saturday.Griffin outscored them by one, but didn’t get the win.“We just did a poor job picking it up on defense,” Griffin said. “Down the stretch in the third quarter, we had some turnovers — I had a turnover — and we missed some shots. When that happens, you have to sit down and play defense, and we didn’t do that.”IN RELIEF LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes UP NEXTClippers: Visit Toronto on Sunday.Pistons: Host Denver on Monday night. The Clippers’ reserves came in averaging a league-best 51.3 points per game, and they outscored Detroit’s bench 80-17. The Pistons’ starters outscored their Los Angeles counterparts 84-31, but it wasn’t enough.It was a 3-pointer by Scott that tied the game at 89.“Lou was the star, but if you had a second star it was Mike, and it was on both ends,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought Mike became extremely physical defensively on Blake, and I thought that made a big difference.” View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Zion Williamson’s 29 leads No. 2 Duke to rout of St. John’s US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Williams scored 16 Los Angeles points in a row during a torrid fourth-quarter stretch, and the Clippers dominated the final period of a 111-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.The Clippers trailed by 25 in the second quarter and were down 83-60 in the third before storming back to tie the game at 89 in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIt was 91-all before Williams scored every Los Angeles point during a decisive run that put the Clippers up 107-96.“When you’re down big like that, you try to get it to 12. Then you try to get it to eight at a certain point, try to get it to six and give yourself an opportunity to win the game,” Williams said. “Like clockwork, we were hitting all of those spots, and we gave ourselves an opportunity to go win the game at about the eight-minute mark.”last_img read more

Air Force Reports Diverting 66 Million for PFASPFOA Contamination Cleanup

first_img ADC AUTHOR The Air Force has submitted a letter to Senate Democrats acknowledging it has diverted more than $66 million from other contamination remediation projects toward PFOA/PFOS cleanup, CQ reported Thursday.Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.), Environment and Public Works Committee ranking member, released the letter Thursday detailing that funds from fiscal 2018 and 2019 BRAC accounts were used to clean up sites contaminated by past use of PFAS-based firefighting foam, according to the report.The letter is in response to congressional Democrats’ pressure on the Pentagon to account for whether it has adequate dedicated funding to clean up the contaminants.Maureen Sullivan, the top DOD official leading the agency’s environmental cleanup, said in a March House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing that PFOA/PFOS contamination would cost “approximately $2 billion.”Carper and Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) followed with a letter to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan requesting details on its nationwide PFOA/PFOS clean-up plans, including “all diversions, or planned diversions” of funds intended for other cleanup projects. They said they had “been informed that in at least one instance, the United States Air Force has diverted funds intended for a site cleanup of non-PFAS contamination to PFAS-related cleanup efforts.”Ellen Lord, under secretary of Defense for acquisition and sustainment, replied June 5 that the “Air Force BRAC has diverted $66 million from non-PFOS/PFOA cleanup projects.”In a news release Thursday, Carper said Congress “needs to ensure that the Department of Defense has the resources needed to fully address” its “liabilities related to the DOD-related PFAS contamination in our communities.”Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameenlast_img read more

ALERT Town Beach Is CLOSED For Swimming Due To High Bacteria Count

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department has announced that Silver Lake is currently CLOSED for swimming due to a high bacteria count detected in this week’s water testing.“To minimize the risk of illness from contaminated water, beaches are required to be tested for “indicator” bacteria ― bacteria that indicate the presence of fecal contamination,” reads the announcement. “Silver Lake is tested for Enterococci or E. coli. We had an exceedance this week, therefore the Beach is closed for swimming until a re-sample tests clear.”This is the lake’s first closure of the season, and it comes at an inopportune time. The Wilmington Police Association’s Beach Day is scheduled for this Thursday, August 1, from 11am to 2pm, at Town Beach.“The Police Beach Day is STILL ON with games, activities, DJ and lunch, but no swimming,” Recreation Director Karen Campbell told Wilmington Apple. “The beach will be retested on Friday.”Silver Lake is tested every Tuesday during beach season. The Recreation Department received these results late on Wednesday afternoon.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related(GOOSE) POOP HAPPENS: Town Beach Has Successful Season Despite 16-Day Swimming Ban Due To High BacteriaIn “Government”VIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington Police Beach DayIn “Videos”UPDATE: Silver Lake Will Likely Be OK To Swim In Soon; Latest Tests Show ImprovementIn “Community”last_img read more

Warren Williamson among candidates at historic Native American presidential forum

first_img We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 Share This! Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Share This! By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Share This! By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Emily McFarlan Miller Emily McFarlan Miller is a national reporter for RNS based in Chicago. She covers evangelical and mainline Protestant Christianity. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — The largest presidential election forum focused on the concerns of Native Americans drew several leading Democratic presidential candidates in its first day, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum — named for the late Winnebago activist — is hosted by Native American voting rights group Four Directions and the Native Organizers Alliance.A panel of tribal leaders, tribal citizens and Native American youth presented questions to each of the presidential candidates who appeared Monday (Aug. 19) at the two-day forum. A total of 11 candidates are expected to attend the forum at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa, either in person or via video.O.J. Semans, co-executive director of Four Directions, introduced the forum as “Indian Country 101 for America,” which included discussions of issues informed by indigenous spirituality.Judith LeBlanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance, referenced the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s action to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota in her opening remarks. That action was sustained by a belief in the sacredness of the land and a spiritual responsibility to protect the water that ran through it.“We are moving on a continuum from protest to power,” LeBlanc said.“Standing Rock interrupted the narrative, and when we left Standing Rock, we went back to our cities and our reservations to organize.”RELATED: The ‘Splainer: The ‘spiritual battle’ over the Dakota Access pipelineWarren’s appearance at the forum was highly anticipated, in part because of controversy surrounding her claim to Cherokee ancestry. Cherokee writer and activist Rebecca Nagle and other activists have taken issue with the claim. Meanwhile, President Trump has regularly mocked Warren by referring to her as “Pocahontas” — a remark many indigenous people also see as racist.Warren appeared to address the controversy in her opening remarks.Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa, on Aug. 19, 2019. Video screengrab“Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes,” she said. “I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations we have had together.”Warren was later pressed on pipelines that threaten sites indigenous people consider sacred.“I will revoke the permit for the pipelines,” she said to cheers and applause. “It shouldn’t have been granted in the first place.”She also insisted on the importance of tribal sovereignty.“Tribal governments are the ones who control what happens on tribal lands,” she said. “That’s what it means. A government-to-government relation.”RELATED: Denominations repent for Native American land grabsThe first question asked at the forum — to presidential candidate and spiritual author Marianne Williamson — referred to the Doctrine of Discovery, which gave theological justification to European conquest of Indigenous peoples and land.Williamson addressed the panel “in the spirit of prayerfulness that was already invoked at this event.”Her remarks addressing the United States’ history of unjust treatment of Native Americans also were couched in spiritual language, calling on the country to “atone” and “reconcile with a horrific chapter of our past.”When asked whether she would protect lands indigenous people deem sacred, the candidate insisted she “will not compromise” with corporations who unfairly encroach on such lands.“Their time is over,” she said.RELATED: The spiritual politics of presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonPresidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock are also slated to address the forum on Monday.Sen. Bernie Sanders; former housing secretary Julián Castro; Navajo pastor, speaker and author Mark Charles; former Rep. John Delaney and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are scheduled to speak Tuesday. Sen. Kamala Harris and former Rep. Joe Sestak reportedly are late additions to the line-up, according to Indian Country Today. As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Letter: Nationalism is anathema to Christian faith Catholicism Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts News By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Share This! 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