Fire engulfs south Kolkata building

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image2.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG17500.jpg" alt="first_img" />A major fire broke out early on Sunday at a five-storey building in southern Kolkata, gutting goods worth lakhs and destroying multiple shops next to the building, a senior fire department official said.19 fire tenders At least 19 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire at the Traders Assembly building in Gariahat after it was noticed around 1 a.m. The building houses a garment store on the ground and first floor and residential apartments on the floors above, the official said.Families evacuatedAll families have been evacuated from the building and no one was injured in the fire, the official said, adding that some people had to be taken to hospital after they complained of breathing problems. “The building does not have an elevator and people had to climb down stairs to escape the fire,” the official said. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but it seems that a fire from a shop on the footpath adjoining the building led to the incident, he said. “At the moment, the fire has been brought under control. Our men are fighting tooth and nail to douse the fire pockets,” the official said, adding that traffic movement has been temporarily restricted in the area. Earlier, a fire department official had said that a blast in a transformer could have started the fire. Minister visits siteState Fire Minister Sujit Bose visited the site earlier in the day. A team of forensic experts and senior officials of the Kolkata Police Disaster Management Group have also reached the site to collect samples for investigation into the incident.<img src="http://image2.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG5616.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8221"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Matt Henry replaces injured Doug Bracewell in McCullum’s swansong

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG13826.jpg" alt="first_img" />New Zealand pace bowler Matt Henry will come in for the injured Doug Bracewell in the second Test against Australia, captain Brendon McCullum said on Friday.Bracewell has sustained a rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder and will miss the final match of the two-Test series, starting on Saturday at Hagley Oval. Australia won the opener by an innings and 52 runs in Wellington earlier this week.McCullum, who will play his 101st and final test, said the only remaining decision to be made was whether they play four seamers or go with three front-line pace bowlers and off-spinner Mark Craig. (Australia should brace for a strong New Zealand backlash: Darren Lehmann) “Matt Henry will come in for Doug Bracewell and it’s just trying to work out whether we play Mark Craig or Neil Wagner and that’s the decision we’ve got to make,” McCullum told reporters on Friday.”The pitch looks good. It looks like it’s got a nice healthy covering of grass I’m sure that both team’s bowling lineups will relish it.”The pitch has been the subject of much debate since Australia exploited the best of the bowling conditions at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, reducing the hosts to 51-5 inside 12 overs after winning the toss.”It’s probably not quite as hard as the Basin,” McCullum added. “I thought the Basin was a really good cricket wicket. It did a lot in that first session and then dried out a little bit quicker than what a team who’s been bowled out for 180 wanted.advertisement”It’s not going to be necessarily a pleasant time out there with bat in hand (but) I think it will go around for a while.”I’m sure this one will be a good contest which will hopefully end up in a result. Hopefully for us.”New Zealand (likely): Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling, Mark Craig, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2071/IMG8040.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8194"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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UDP slams Cong-led government on MLAs dual post issue

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG16725.jpg" alt="first_img" />Shillong, Feb 27 (PTI) Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) today slammed the Congress-led state government for its alleged “inconsistent stand” on the issue related to holding of dual posts by MLAs and MDCs.”We regret the inconsistent stand of the government on the holding of dual posts by MLAs and MDCs,” UDP senior working president Bindo M Lanong told reporters while spelling out the resolutions adopted by general council meeting held here.According to UDP, if a post of MDC is declared as “not an office of profit”, this will surely tantamount to misleading the state assembly and the people of the state by the present government.Earlier, as many as seven legislators had resigned as MDCs of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) in view of the passing of the Prevention of Disqualification (Members of Legislative Assembly, Meghalaya) (Amendment) Act, 2015 last year.However, KHADC chief Pynshngainlang Syiem is the lone legislator who refused to relinquish his dual posts as a mark of protest against the state government.Lanong said, “Now the question is what will happen in the case of KHADC chief P N Syiem because in his case, the state government had clarified that he can continue with the two offices at the same time.”According to him, if this is the case what will be the fate of the members who have relinquished their posts as MDC?”Will the state government revoke its earlier order because at the behest of the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, these MLAs have resigned as MDCs,” he asked. PTI JOP SUS SMNadvertisement<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG16201.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8191"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Rohit Sharma reunites with Virat Kohli at India captain’s wedding reception

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a26.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2026/IMG2155.jpg" alt="first_img" />Rohit Sharma and wife Ritika Sajdeh joined the rest Team India at St Regis where Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding reception was as held on Tuesday.Kohli had tied the knot with Anushka on December 11 in Tuscany, Italy in an intimate ceremony. The couple returned to India a few days later and held a reception in Delhi for their families and close friends on December 11.The reception in Mumbai was always touted to be more high-profile. The entire Indian team was present in the city. India had recently completed a T20I series whitewash over Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium.The Test specialists had also reached Mumbai as the team is scheduled to leave for South Africa on December 27 for a three-Test series.Rohit and Kohli are close friends and have mutual respect for each other’s cricketing abilities. When Kohli took a break from the ODIs and T20Is against Sri Lanka, Rohit stood in as captain and delivered series triumphs for India with an unprecedented third ODI double hundred and the joint-fastest T20 International hundred.On Tuesday, a galaxy of cricket stars arrived at St Regis to bless the newly-married couple.Anil Kumble, who had stepped down as India coach earlier this year following differences with Kohli was spotted at the reception. Virender Sehwag, who was in the running to succeed Kumble as coach also attended as did former captain Sunil Gavaskar.Sandeep Patil, former chief selector, who had said Rohit was currently a better batsman than Kohli in limited-overs, was also in attendance. Sachin Tendulkar was obviously another high-profile guest as he attended with his wife Anjali and daughter Sara.advertisementThen there was MS Dhoni, who walked in with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva, who clearly soaked in the attention. And there were several other current Team India members.Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jajdea, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah were there as were Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra.The Indian Test specialists will leave for South Africa on December 27 to play a three-Test series from January 5.Recently, in an interview with India Today, Rohit said Kohli was currently the best batsman in the world and said the captain’s discipline has helped him reach at the pinnacle.”His performance has been tremendous since he made his debut. He is the most consistent player in world cricket right now. His work ethic, his discipline is what makes him the way he is. He also works on that aspect of his game,” Rohit told India Today’s Consulting Editor Boria Majumdar.<img src="http://b49.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2049/IMG405.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8164"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Spurs of the Moment! SA Wins 5th Title

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG13166.jpg" alt="first_img" />TweetPinShare0 Shares SAN ANTONIO, TX – In one of the most dominant NBA Finals series in modern history, the San Antonio Spurs cruised to their fifth title, dethroning the defending champion Miami Heat in five games: losing one game by two points, and winning the other four in blowouts.As the buzzer sounded for the series’ final rout, a 104-87 annihilation in front of the exuberant hometown crowd, Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time” blasted through the arena – quite appropriately, as the Spurs savored this championship as much any any of the others, and maybe a little bit more.All five titles for the Spurs have come over the past 15 years and, amazingly, Head Coach Gregg Popovich and Power Forward Tim Duncan have been there for all of them. “Pop” is the longest-tenured coach in any major sport (he’s been in San Antonio since 1996),  and Duncan, at 38, is not only one of the greatest players of all time, but remains a force to be reckoned with as most players his age merely take up space on the court, or have long retired.If Pop is the mastermind and Duncan the dominant front court player, the tandem of guards Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker arguably continue to comprise the best backcourt in basketball.Nonetheless, what makes this Spurs team special is not just that they won, but how they won. “We’re not that good” to play against the Heat man-to-man, Pop said time and again. However motivating that might have been to get his players to rise to the occasion is besides the point – it’s also true. After all, as great as Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker are, not one of them even comes close to the Heat’s Lebron James, undoubtedly the most dominant player in the NBA and considered by some to be the best ever. And then, there’s the Heat’s stellar supporting cast, not least of which is Shooting Guard Dwayne Wade – who would easily be the top player on virtually any team that didn’t include Lebron.And that’s exactly what makes the Spurs’ win so special: teamwork. Together, the Spurs are second-to-none. No other team in the league even comes close to unselfish ball movement, and that was the difference in the series.BIG THREES NOT ALWAYS THE CHARMThe NBA’s original – and arguably, greatest – “Big Three” were Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish of the heralded Boston Celtics of the 1980s. Since then, it seems every time three better-than-average players converge, they are inevitably labeled as such. Of course, the Heat’s Big Three, James, Wade, and Center Chris Bosh, are not merely better-than-average, but they are the latest trio to fall two or three championships short of a dynasty.The more recent Celtics Big Three – Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen, managed to win just one. And even the originals only won two – as did Heat’s version. They may not be done just yet, though rumors abound that at least one of the three will play elsewhere soon enough.Besides, in addition to winning the title in grand fashion, the Spurs also had the league’s best record during the regular season, so it doesn’t look like there’s any reason not to expect them to pick up next season right where they left off.<img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG12833.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8159"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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On Brandon Weeden and the Heisman

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a33.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2034/IMG4041.jpg" alt="first_img" />I’m not sure Weeden is surviving a Blackmon drop-off as much as he is the cause of it. And what is a drop-off considered? Through 10 games last year, Blackmon had 94 for 1560 and 17, this year he has 93 for 1142 and 14. Weeden hasn’t thrown as many deep balls to him as last year but he’s also spread it around a lot more than he did in 2010. He has 313 completions through 10 games this year as opposed to 258 through 10 last year. Blackmon pretty much has the same number of catches so that means Tracy Moore, Josh Cooper, Josh Stewart, and Michael Harrison are getting more love from Weeden’s right arm.I do agree with #3 and #4 though. Like it or not, the Heisman is won in the last three games of the year. Reggie Bush housed the trophy with his Fresno State evisceration at the end of the 2005 season. Cam Newton did the same thing last year with his single-handed comeback in Tuscaloosa.Bedlam will be the final image seared into the minds of national writers and since we live in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately era, I think that matters. Heisman ballots are due on December 5th (the Monday after Bedlam), so if Weeden takes OU to the woodshed and puts up something like 420 and 4 on December 3rd, the Heisman is his.Joyner goes on to say:The Cowboys haven’t won a Bedlam battle since 2002, so if Weeden is able to pull that off while leading Oklahoma State to an undefeated season and a berth in the BCS title game, it would be perhaps the second-biggest signature win of the 2011 college season.If enough voters will wait to submit their ballots until then, it could also lead to Weeden pulling off one of the biggest Heisman Trophy comebacks in history.And wouldn’t that be a fitting end to what has been a roller coaster of emotions over the last three months? The Cowboy gunslinger ending his college career the way it started two years ago against Colorado: as the comeback kid with one last bullet in the chamber.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! <img src="http://pistolsfiringblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/20111112-DSC_8593.jpg" alt="" title="20111112-DSC_8593" width="600" height="399" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-3180" />Photo Attribution: Corie BrianneThe Heisman trophy has somehow morphed into the Oklahoma State fan’s personal (and equally emotional) version of the Occupy Movement in the last few weeks.I’m not sure how we went from “man, wouldn’t it be cool to make a BCS bowl” to “we deserve the Heisman!!” since the season started, but since we’re in full “protesting on message boards (Wall Street) and screaming obscenities at national writers (policemen) while trying to take down the national powerhouse establishments like Stanford and Oregon (the banks)” mode, let me riff.(might have just shattered my most run-ons in one sentence record)Before we dive into this, I don’t want to hear any “but he’s 28” comments. I don’t want to hear any “get him a walker!” jokes. I don’t want to hear any Chris Weinke comps. I don’t want to hear any “is he a grandfather yet!” barbs. And apparently neither does he…On Tuesday KC Joyner wrote an article on why Brandon Weeden deserves the Heisman trophy. He made the following four points:Weeden’s overall numbers are nearly identical to Luck’sWeeden has survived Justin Blackmon’s statistical drop-offWeeden is peaking at exactly the right timeLuck’s recent slide has opened the door for Weeden.We’ve been driving point #1 home for months, maybe since last year, but points #2-#4 are interesting.<img src="http://c62.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2062/IMG812.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8121"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Matthew McConaughey is at the Oklahoma State-Texas Game Looking … Strange

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b48.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2048/IMG6964.jpg" alt="first_img" />Those pants? That gut? Those glasses? That logo? What happened to Matthew?Alright, alright, alright… pic.twitter.com/siQwjMzDaS— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 26, 2015Also, KD is there.KD in the house. pic.twitter.com/kMmurUtL2e— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 26, 2015AdChoices广告And they’re hanging out.#TrueDetectiveSeason3 pic.twitter.com/wr59SBWJkn— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) September 26, 2015 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.<img src="http://a33.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2034/IMG8155.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8120"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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James Wade: ‘You need to be different to chase something hard when everyone is laughing at you’

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a22.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2022/IMG13866.jpg" alt="first_img" />Share on Messenger The woman was in torment yet knew she needed to talk to someone who would understand – a darts player who, this year, has slipped out of the world top 10 for the first time in over a decade. Wade is still ranked world No11 and he begins his first match in the world championship at Alexandra Palace on Sunday believing he is finally playing well enough to match the semi-finals he has reached three times previously. But he also suffers and has been diagnosed as having bipolar and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Wade has spoken out so honestly he was asked to become a patron of Bipolar UK – whose logo he wears in place of another sponsored tag.This tangled personal history encouraged the woman to seek his help. Samantha, who was watching her husband play, saw “she was really nervous and had a fear”. After he had won his match she told the outline of her story to Samantha who immediately took her backstage so Wade could meet her.“I gave her a perfect weapon,” he suggests. “I said: ‘It feels impossible at times – but you take these small steps for your children.’ I then said something harsh because, sometimes, you need to: ‘Remember, other people will suffer more than you through this.’ She gave me a strange look but I said: ‘Your children. You need to try to make the biggest effort for them, rather than giving up.’ She said: ‘I have given up.’ I told her: ‘You can’t give up because it’s not fair on them.’ She promised she would try and her husband said to me afterwards: ‘I’ve never heard her that positive and determined for years.’“I was so impressed because she was shaking uncontrollably. I just thought: ‘How brave are you?’ Her husband was really happy. I’m guessing they hadn’t been out together for a long time.” Share on WhatsApp The Anti-Sports Personality of the Year awards 2017 Support The Guardian Retiring Phil Taylor can ensure it is all about him at World Darts Championship This uplifting story emerges 45 minutes after we start talking and it is introduced by Samantha. She used to be a glamour model, who met her husband when her agent found her a gig as a “walk-on girl” at a darts tournament in Nottingham. Yet something moving and profound has developed in a marriage which salvages Wade while often testing his wife in unimaginable ways. It becomes clear how fragile Wade is after they confirm that today is a difficult day – in spite of him engaging so fully in this interview – and he also reveals he sometimes likes to come off the pills that stabilise him.Wade describes how his mood alters without medication: “I’m walking around my ideal world where I’ve got money, cars, sunshine and flowers in front of me while behind me it’s like a nuclear bomb has gone off. I have lots of fun and get my sparkle back but I turn into an idiot again and upset people and I need to take the pills again. But I push my luck a few more days. I’m having the best party. I’m having a ball in my head.” Samantha smiles. “It’s just the rest of us …”I recall how Wade had said that taking his medication removed the devil but robbed him of his sparkle. He looks at me steadily. “Shouldn’t I be allowed to sparkle a little? That’s the sacrifice I made because when I was in a bad place I wanted to …” Wade hesitates. He has said before he wanted to kill himself. “Yeah, yeah,” he says gruffly.Does Samantha understand his desire to sometimes break free from the muffled shackles of medication? “No, she doesn’t.” “I don’t,” Samantha says, “because I have to live with him.”She says this without resentment, and Wade glances at her. “That’s your one time to be selfish and you’re entitled to that because I’m selfish other times.” “Yeah,” Samantha says, “it can be really hard work. I can tell when James has missed tablets.” Share on Twitter Pinterest Share via Email interviews Share on LinkedIn Read more Twitter Since you’re here… Read more Raymond van Barneveld: ‘I’m playing the best darts of my career … but keep losing’ You get the idiotic minority that go: ‘Look at the nutter.’ And then the other side who are not sure what to say When was his second visit to the Priory? “About two years later. I had to go because my mind was out of control and going 600mph. I was in mania and needed to be slowed down. Since I’ve spoken about these issues people have said it was brave but talking is the easiest way. You get the idiotic minority that go: ‘Look at the nutter.’ And then you get the other side who take a step back because they’re not quite sure what to say. If you go in there with an arm in a cast it’s: ‘Get well soon.’ This is different.“When I came back from the Priory I went to the UK Open and everyone fell quiet. One player spoke to me and there were a hundred players in there. Colin Lloyd spoke to me first and then Andy Jenkins and, slowly, a few others spoke as well. But there’s no need to be uncertain when speaking to me. It’s not like I’ve got a contagious disease from the moon.”Wade prefers to call his condition “a gift. It’s also a hindrance but I think Einstein and Da Vinci had some serious issues. To have the insight and drive to discover or produce something totally new you can’t have a normal thought-process. You need to be different to chase something hard when everyone is laughing at you.”In terms of his own gift, can he shut out people and his problems when playing darts? “If I’m flying, yeah. It doesn’t happen very much now. That’s partly because of my tablets.”If he didn’t have to take medication would he be a much better player? “Oh yeah. It’s no secret I wasn’t taking tablets when I had most of my major success. I still do well but as soon as I started taking them it went downhill a little.”“It upsets me when James is having a bad day,” Samantha says. “He goes on stage in front of thousands of people and sometimes they give him a hard time: ‘Oh, he doesn’t look interested.’ They have no idea that before he gets on the oche he’s got a huge battle in his head.”Wade nods. “I’m just lucky I’ve got Samantha. She deserves a medal. She knows what goes on behind closed doors and when I’m unbearable. But she doesn’t tell anyone.” … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. “She puts them in a tablet box,” Wade says, “and I take them out and hide them. After three days I start having fun. God knows what I’d end up doing if I was off the medication for two weeks. I’d probably remortgage the house.”Does the thought scare him? “It scares Samantha. I’d never do it but it wouldn’t scare me. I would upset myself though. I’ve got two personalities. It’s like the devil and the angel. I got diagnosed with bipolar and ADHD and I still don’t think they got it right. Maybe I’m in denial? I’ve been to the Priory twice over 33-day stints so they’ve had long enough to study me and I’ve been with the same psychiatrist for seven years. But I’ve said what I think I’ve got.”Samantha looks up and says, softly: “A lot of time you’re just different. That’s all.” Wade nods. “I think I’ve got a mild form of autism but it’s a known fact everyone with problems like this disagrees with the specialists who know what they’re talking about.” Share on Pinterest Darts Read more The Observer Topics Facebook Reuse this content Samantha does not like darts and she had no idea Wade was one of the world’s leading players when they met. Within three weeks of her leading him out to the oche, they had tattooed each other’s names into their skin. “I got her name on my chest,” Wade says. “Samantha had mine on her hip. I said: ‘I’ll marry you’ and she went: ‘Yeah!’”The world championship brings intense scrutiny and, for Wade, “failure in darts is highlighted more than any game. You’re up there, on your own, and it’s very lonely. People rave about the worlds and I guess there’s no greater achievement in the game than winning it. But it’s not my favourite tournament. I love Blackpool most.”Attention will focus largely on Taylor who, having won the world title 16 times, retires after the tournament. Wade has played Taylor 71 times and won only 14. “I beat him the first time we played and the last time we played but he beat me in 16 finals. If you ask me who is the best when everyone’s at their peak I’d say Taylor followed by Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and Michael van Gerwen. But Michael is consistently brilliant. Phil is the best I’ve played against – and then it’s Michael.”Wade plays Keegan Brown in the first round on Sunday evening and, after discussing such moving and sometimes distressing moments, he is hopeful but pragmatic. “He’s a good player but I’ve got a burst of form which is down to the practice. I’d love to win the tournament but I don’t need to win it. There are more important battles for me to win every day.”In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.The William Hill World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports until 1 January Does it help seeing his psychiatrist? “I prefer not to see her so much. There’s only so much of your past you want to dig up. I know my trigger points by now.”The past scars the 34-year-old and he still feels anger towards teachers who humiliated him as “a clown or troublemaker” without attempting to understand his condition. Wade names the two teachers who ridiculed him most and wishes he could seem them now. He only found a belated sense of self-worth when he began working as a mechanic in his dad’s garage, a form of work he still enjoys away from darts.The game often threatens to unhinge him but it has also helped. “Darts is probably the first thing where somebody said: ‘You’re good at that.’ Wade is third behind Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen in terms of the most major titles won in the history of the PDC. He has lifted eight championships and the first of these, the World Matchplay, was in 2007.Three years later he spent his 27th birthday in tears, wishing he was dead.“I went to the Priory after my 27th. The thing that made me do it was when my dad said: ‘I just want my son back’. My dad gives very little. Even though I’ve spoken about my condition in interviews he’s never even mentioned it since. He loves me, it’s just that many men aren’t good at talking. I’m pretty good but he’s a closed book. You also understand some of it is probably hereditary.” I’m walking around my ideal world with money, cars and sunshine but behind me it’s like a nuclear bomb has gone off James Wade is third behind Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen in terms of the most major titles won in the history of the PDC. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA “She was shaking like a leaf when she met me because she doesn’t go out of the house normally,” James Wade remembers as he describes the moment last month when his impact on people far beyond darts became obvious again. Wade was about to reach the quarter-finals of the Players Championship in Minehead when his wife, Samantha, was approached by a deeply apprehensive woman. “It was nice when the lady came up,” Samantha says before turning to her husband. “But she had so many issues, didn’t she?”“Yeah,” Wade says. “She was agoraphobic, bipolar and had many more anxiety issues but, somehow, she got in a car and allowed her husband to drive her from Bolton to Minehead.” PDC World Championships Share on Facebook<img src="http://c59.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2059/IMG2969.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8117"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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THREE OF A KIND

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a18.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2018/IMG10177.jpg" alt="first_img" />The Ingram sisters love a good challenge, whether it’s out on the Touch field, or keeping their house in Canberra spider-free.Tash, Amanda and Mel Ingram are all at this year’s NTL playing in the ACT Womens Open team. It’s the first time the three sisters have played together at the NTL, with Amanda and Mel playing Womens Open in 2005 and Tash playing Mixed Open.For about the past six years they have enjoyed playing for the Tuggeranong Vikings together in Canberra, and enjoy being involved playing Touch as a family affair.“We also play in a social side with our other sister, Cassandra, we just got her playing too,” said Mel.In early 2005 Mel was lucky enough to represent Australia at the Youth World Cup on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her sisters were lucky enough to go and watch her play for her country.“It was really exciting, all our family, even our aunties and uncles traveled to watch Mel play,” said Amanda.“Watching Mel play for Australia made all the family really proud, we found it really inspiring also,” added Tash.For Mel, the experience of being at an international tournament was enhanced by the fact that her family was all there supporting her.“It was really nice having a lot of support, I didn’t know my teammates that well when I arrived at the tournament, so it was a comfort knowing my family was there,” she said.At the 2006 NTL, the Ingram sisters will be hoping that their sisterly intuition will help their team, the ACT Womens Open on the field“I think we have a pretty good understanding of each other, and often we can pick what the other is going to do,” said Mel.Playing together at a club level will also be beneficial.“We’re looking to introduce some moves that we have learnt playing club level Touch, into our game here. And hopefully we can take what we have learnt playing here back to improve our game at club level,” said Amanda.They admit to being blatantly honest with each other both on and off the field. But also think sometimes it can be a negative thing.“Sometimes we can be a bit too honest with each other,” said Tash.“We say some things that we’d probably hold off saying if we weren’t sisters.”“It’s good that we do always tell each other things we can improve on, and are more comfortable taking criticism from someone we know,” said Mel.Not every team can come to an NTL and take home a title, and the girls are realistic about their goals for the tournament, both individually and as a team.“We hope to improve our overall placing at the event, and really stick it to the teams we know we can beat. We hope to be competitive in all the games we play,” said Amanda.Through hard off-season training, the ACT Women as a team have become one metre faster over 15 metres.So in the coming years, not only watch out for the ACT Womens Open team to continue improving, but watch for the three who look amazingly similar- they will be the Ingrams.<img src="http://a18.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2018/IMG6962.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8106"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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USA Today Ranked Michigan’s Botched Punt As The Worst Play In Sports History

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c66.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2066/IMG16913.jpg" alt="first_img" /><img width="775" height="465" src="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GettyImages-875901912-775x465.jpg" class="attachment-featured size-featured wp-post-image" alt="Jim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines." 0="itemprop" 1="image" srcset="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GettyImages-875901912-775x465.jpg 775w, https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GettyImages-875901912-380x228.jpg 380w" sizes="(max-width: 775px) 100vw, 775px" />MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.1. MICHIGAN PUNT.It seems cruel to say this was the worst play in sports history only two days after it went down, but sometimes the truth is a cruel mistress. This is unfathomable, and likely will cost Michigan a shot at the College Football Playoff this year.You’ve probably seen the play by now. If not, here you go:ICYMI: Still haven’t seen the wildest finish, perhaps ever? Here it is! http://t.co/8wVWGMIi7t— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 17, 2015Personally, I have a hard time putting this anywhere near Buckner’s error. Michigan vs. Michigan State, while important, was a regular season college football game. Buckner’s blunder took place in the World Series for a team that hadn’t won it all since 1918. But hey, we’re all allowed opinions – that’s part of what makes sports great.<img src="http://c66.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2066/IMG5707.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8102"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Washington Redskins Reportedly “Explored” Move Into Top-Five

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b48.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2048/IMG16964.jpg" alt="first_img" /><img width="775" height="465" src="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GettyImages-951733498-775x465.jpg" class="attachment-featured size-featured wp-post-image" alt="NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas." 0="itemprop" 1="image" srcset="https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GettyImages-951733498-775x465.jpg 775w, https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GettyImages-951733498-380x228.jpg 380w" sizes="(max-width: 775px) 100vw, 775px" />ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 26: The 2018 NFL Draft logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Washington Redskins are reportedly considering a jump into the top-five of the upcoming NFL draft in order to select a quarterback with their first-round pick.According to a report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Redskins have “explored” a trade with teams in the top five in order to secure their future.An earlier report from Wednesday morning suggested the Redskins have honed in on former Ohio State star Dwayne Haskins.It looks like the Redskins could make a bold move to snare college football’s leader in touchdown passes.Here’s the report from Garafolo..@MikeGarafolo reports @nflnetwork the Redskins have explored moving into the top-5.#UpToTheMinute— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 24, 2019On ESPN this morning, NFL insider Dianna Russini suggested Haskins will be the pick for the Redskins – if he’s available.“The name I keep hearing is Dwayne Haskins,” Russini said.“We know that Dan Snyder’s son went to high school near Dwayne Haskins when he grew up here. Snyder’s had his eye on him when he played at Ohio State, and he is a quarterback that impressed [general manager] Bruce Allen at his Pro Day.”While Russini says one thing, another NFL scout suggests former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones will be the pick.Reports that Washington is looking to get into Top 5 are 100% accurate. From what I have been told the QB they want is Daniel Jones— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) April 24, 2019As they say no one – besides the NFL teams themselves – know anything leading up to the draft.<img src="http://c62.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2062/IMG1110.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8095"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Echoes of a longago guerrilla war on Nemiah Valley road

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b45.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2045/IMG545.jpg" alt="first_img" />By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsOn Saturday afternoon, a Taseko Mines convoy of trucks and equipment was stopped by an RCMP cruiser on the gravel Nemiah Valley road in British Columbia’s interior.Xeni Gwet’in Chief Marylin Baptiste pulled up alongside the convoy and the RCMP cruiser to inform them that the Taseko contractors and employees would not be welcome on Tsilhqot’in nation territory.“We had discussions back and forth and the company talked to the RCMP and the RCMP talked to me and said they were agreeing to turn around,” said Baptiste, whose community is one of six that make up the Tsilhqot’in nation.The company informed the RCMP earlier in the day that Baptiste would be waiting for the convoy and two officers from the RCMP Alexis Creek detachment went to the area to “keep the peace,” said Sgt. James Anderson.Baptiste said she doesn’t know how the company knew she would be waiting, but Tsilhqot’in members had been keeping an eye on the company’s movements.“I knew that their dozer sitting in Williams Lake had moved and I had every reason to believe they were on their way,” said Baptiste.This was the second weekend in a row a Taseko convoy was turned back on Nemiah Valley road.On Nov. 6, a Taseko convoy was stopped by Baptiste and others. The company claims in a court filing that someone threatened to set fire to the equipment.Nemiah Valley road leads to the planned site of Taseko’s 35 square-kilometre, open-pit gold and copper Prosperity Mine project, which is about 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, B.C.The incidents on Nemiah Valley Road could foreshadow more explosive confrontations.Taseko has been trying for years to dig up the area for gold and copper and it has the full backing of the provincial government.The Tsilhqot’in oppose the project and view it as a threat to their very existence.And the RCMP is aware of the rising tensions.“We at the Alexis Creek RCMP detachment remain neutral on this issue. We do not want to do anything to create a negative impact on our relations with our local First Nations communities,” said Anderson. “The RCMP officers in the command structure above me are well aware of the issue going on at this time.”Taseko has since gone to B.C. court seeking a restraining order against Baptiste and other individuals that try to stop the company from entering the territory, according to a company statement.Taseko could not be reached for comment.The Tsilhqot’in in turn filed for a court injunction to stop Taseko from entering the territory to drill, build roads or excavate test pits until a separate court action comes to a conclusion.The Tsilhqot’in have filed for a judicial review to quash the B.C. provincial government’s decision to give Taseko permits allowing the company to dig the pits and clear timber for roads without first consulting the First Nations whose lands would be impacted.Baptiste said Taseko is planning to drill 59 sites and build 23 kilometres of road and trail while clearing about 1,500 cubic metres of timber.“That is a tremendous amount in destruction of our wetlands in the territory,” said Baptiste.Taseko says it needs to do the work to gather data for the environmental assessment it needs to present to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) which is reviewing its controversial Prosperity Mine project for a second time.The federal cabinet rejected the Prosperity project last year after the agency concluded the project would have a devastating environmental impact on fish habitat and grizzly bear populations in the region.Former environment minister Jim Prentice said at the time that the agency’s report was the “most condemning” he had ever seen. Prentice said the project threatened not only Fish Lake, which Taseko planned to drain, but the entire ecosystem flowing from the lake.Prentice, however, said the company was free to try again.The federal government recently directed the CEAA to review a second proposal from the company.This time the company says it has no plans to drain Fish Lake, but will still destroy Little Fish Lake and parts of Fish Creek by turning them into waste dumps.The company claims it will preserve Fish Lake and its surrounding area while also reducing the mine’s impact on grizzly bear habitat.The company has said it would spend an additional $200 million to relocate its tailings dam and move mine waste around Fish Lake to other locations.Fish Lake, Little Fish Creek and Little Fish Lake are at the headwaters of the Taseko River systems which is one of Canada’s main six producers of sockeye salmon. The system also supports Chinook salmon and endangered stocks of steelhead trout.Taseko said the project will generate over $1 billion in tax revenues to federal and provincial coffers over the 20 to 30 year life-span of the mine. The company said the mine will also generate $340 million in GDP annually and create hundreds of jobs.Taseko has been trying since the mid-1990s to get the mine approved, but has faced resistance, in particular from the federal Fisheries and Oceans department.Baptiste said the Tsilhqot’in feel frustrated the project keeps on finding new life.“We have tried working through the processes respectfully,” said Baptiste. “There is always this uproar about blockades or this or that, but it is not our people who are forcing that, who are choosing such action. It is the federal and provincial governments and industry that is pushing people to no other option.”Baptiste said stopping the Prosperity project is a matter of cultural survival and honour directly linked to the Chilcotin War of 1864.As it is today, the conflict was over gold.Already reeling from an outbreak of smallpox spread by infected blankets sold by traders, the Tsilhqot’in fought to stop the planned construction of a toll wagon road connecting the nascent colony’s Pacific coast to the newly discovered gold fields in the interior.The Tsilhqot’in launched a guerrilla campaign and eventually stopped the road, but it came at a high price. At least 19 European settlers were killed and six Tsilhqot’in chiefs were hanged.“I’m getting flashbacks of 1864,” said Baptiste. “Our war leaders defended our way of life and stopped a road crew. Today, nothing has changed…I am hoping we don’t get to that point.”Baptiste says the Tsilhqot’in will stop the mining project at all costs.“If it weren’t for our war leaders back then, we wouldn’t be who we are,” she said. “That is our honour. We cannot allow the destruction of our land that provides for us.”jbarrera@aptn.ca<img src="http://c59.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2059/IMG15864.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8012"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Candidates for School District 59 Board of Trustees

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b54.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG17331.jpg" alt="first_img" />The four candidates looking to be elected to the two seats in Electoral Area I are Becky Borton, Jessica Fairful, Crystal Hillton, and Andrea Smith.The three candidates looking to be elected to the two seats in Electoral Area III are Jennifer Lalonde, Angelica Schurmann, and Tamara Ziemer.The five candidates looking to be elected to the two seats in Electoral Area IV are Chad Anderson, Kim Erickson, Darcy Heartt, Travis Jones, and Nicole Soontiens.The local government elections are taking place on October 20th. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – There will be an election for six of the seven seats on the Peace River South School District’s Board of Trustees.Of the seven seats on the School Board in the South Peace, two represent Electoral Areas I, III, and IV, while Electoral Area II only gets one seat.Roxanne Gulick was the lone candidate to submit nomination papers for Electoral Area II, which serves the Tumbler Ridge area.<img src="http://b54.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG11878.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7999"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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RKM president unveils exhibition art galleries

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG17662.jpg" alt="first_img" />Kolkata: Swami Smarananandaji, president Ramakrishna Math and Mission inaugurated the annual exhibition 2019 titled Bharat Parikrama of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture at Golpark on Monday.He also inaugurated two art galleries at the institute. The sketches were made of line drawing on Swamiji’s travels in India as a wandering monk after the death of Sri Ramakrishna in 1886 till he left for The United States to attend the World’s Parliament of Religions which was held in Chicago in 1893 have been made by Rathin Mitra. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMitra has donated 138 line drawings to the institute. Inspired by the philosophy of Swamiji since school days, the nonagenarian artist travelled extensively in the country and visited the places where Swamiji had visited before he left for the US. Swamiji stayed in the houses of the kings, senior government officials among others and interacted with people all walks of life. The exhibition tells the story of Swamiji as a wandering monk. In modern India Swamiji was the first person who travelled extensively in the country to know the rich heritage and culture of the ancient country and its people. It will be held till May 4 from 11am to 6pm except Sundays and holidays. It may be mentioned that a museum was recently inaugurated by Swami Suviranandaji, general secretary Ramakrishna math and Mission at Khetri in Rajasthan. The Raja of Khetri Ajit Singh was Swamiji’s disciple and the latter stayed in his palace. Mitra was born in Howrah in 1926. His works have been appreciated both in the country and abroad and exhibitions have been held in different parts in the country, including the Victoria memorial Hall. From the 1980s he started working on the heritage buildings of Kolkata and made their sketches. It was around this time when many of the landmark buildings in the city had been demolished to make room for high-rises.<img src="http://a17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG4114.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7995"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Progressive Conservatives keep majority government in Manitoba election despite NDP gains

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>WINNIPEG — Brian Pallister and his Progressive Conservatives have won a renewed majority from Manitoba voters to continue a program of cost-cutting and tax reductions.The Tories were projected to capture 30-plus seats in the 57-seat legislature in the election Tuesday.But it appeared to be unlikely that they would match the 40 seats they won in 2016, which was the largest majority in a century in Manitoba and ended 17 years of NDP government.Pallister himself was declared the winner in his Winnipeg constituency of Fort Whyte.The New Democrats were on track to add a handful of seats to the 14 won in 2016 and remain as the Official Opposition. They also improved their share of the vote. Leader Wab Kinew won his seat in Fort Rouge.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“I’m feeling pretty good tonight,” Kinew told supporters after telephoning Pallister to concede the election. Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Kinew said the extra seats are a message of support and a shot across Pallister’s bow.“The seats that we took back made it very clear that Manitobans want us, the New Democrats, to not only be the conscience of Manitoba, not only to be the opposition of Manitoba, but to be the progressive voice for Manitoba,” he said to cheers.Kinew ran on a promise of more money for health, education, infrastructure and social programs and accused the PCs of implementing health changes that made the system more chaotic.Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont won in his Winnipeg constituency of St. Boniface but his party was struggling to retain the four seats it had at dissolution.Four is the minimum number needed for official party status, which carries with it extra funding for caucus staff, some allotted committee spaces and time in question period.The Liberals ran on boosting public spending by $1.4 billion or more annually, mainly to aid health care and education.The seats that we took back made it very clear that Manitobans want usLamont, speaking to supporters, said he was proud of his team running a positive campaign that pushed critical issues to the forefront. But he said politics is ultimately an unforgiving “blood sport.”“You can put everything you have into something. You can deliver the best work of your life, and sometimes it’s still not enough. And that’s life. And that’s politics,” he said.“We will continue to build.”Both Lamont and Kinew will face mandatory party leadership reviews.The Green Party of Manitoba was shut out once again in its bid for its first seat. Party leader James Beddome ran and lost against Kinew in Fort Rouge — his fifth attempt at a seat.All but one of Pallister’s cabinet ministers at dissolution were re-elected, including Finance Minister Scott Fielding, Health Minister Cameron Friesen and Justice Minister Cliff Cullen.The election broke new ground for diversity. Manitoba has never had a black MLA but that changed Tuesday when the NDP’s Uzoma Asagwara won.The campaign was a calculated gamble for Pallister, who called the election more than a year ahead of the scheduled voting date.It was a four-week summertime fight that offered few surprises and saw Pallister run a front-runner’s campaign.He participated in only one leaders debate and most of his campaign promises were small additions to measures taken in his first term.The focus was on health care and money.Pallister reduced the provincial sales tax by one point to seven per cent and fulfilled an election promise to reduce annual deficits, but his fiscal restraint has stirred up controversy.Subsidies for everything from public housing to sleep apnea machines to physiotherapy have been cut. Three hospital emergency departments in Winnipeg have been downgraded and no longer handle life-threatening cases such as heart attacks.The New Democrats had promised to reverse some of the changes.Both leaders brought some baggage to the hustings.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7938"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Football Isaiah Prince adapts to blocking an RPO offense

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Ohio State senior right tackle Isaiah Prince answers questions from the media at Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Aug. 28, 2018. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State football team sat in silence. It had just suffered its first loss of the season, a 49-20 loss on the road at Purdue on Oct. 20. As a captain on the offensive line, Ohio State senior left tackle Isaiah Prince put it on himself to send his teammates into the bye week with a few words of encouragement. “We lost and at Ohio State, we are not used to losing, but I mean, that’s a part of life,” Prince said. “The adversity, you are going to get hit, you gotta get back up. There’s no point in pouting about it, crying about it. You got hit, you lost. We can’t go back in time and change it, so the only thing we can do is fix the mistakes and focus on what you do in the future.” But as Prince leads Ohio State into its Nov. 3 game against Nebraska, he’s not forgetting the loss to Purdue: It is what is driving him. Prince is a self-proclaimed sore loser, a mentality, he said, that comes out in every aspect of life, from video games to bench press reps. He doesn’t like losing. But as a senior lineman used to blocking for a running quarterback, Prince has had to take some losses on the line this season as Ohio State runs a run-pass option with a pocket-passing quarterback. With this offensive approach for the unit as a whole, Prince knows what his job is. “Obviously, we don’t have a running quarterback anymore. We have a quarterback who stands in the pocket and throws, so that’s just what happens on RPOs,” Prince said. “It’s a run first, so my job description is to run block first. He pulled the ball and threw it and I was downfield. That’s our offense now.” But Prince said the problem is when Ohio State is running an RPO, he doesn’t know what the backfield is doing while blocking. With the run block-first mentality, Prince has gotten beat a few times in big ways, including allowing two sacks to Minnesota junior defensive end Carter Coughlin on Oct. 13. For Prince, the mistake was easy to identify. He was run blocking, Coughlin was pass rushing, allowing him to easily get past Prince and get to redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins, something the senior offensive lineman is not proud of. “I’m a guy with a lot of pride. I don’t want to give up any sacks. My goal was to have a no-sack season,” Prince said. “In that situation, there’s nothing I can do. That’s just part of the offense. I mean, the quarterback has to get rid of the ball fast. If he don’t, I mean there’s a reason why he didn’t. You can’t fault him for that. That’s just part of the offense.” As Ohio State prepares for the Cornhuskers, the running game is on the forefront of Prince’s mind, trying to figure out how the five players up front can help make space for sophomore J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior Mike Weber, both former 1,000-yard running backs. Prince said it could take more downhill running plays, knowing what to do on scheduled rushes to create space, create holes, making it more of a traditional running game. But Prince did say that he will do whatever the coaches tell him to do, whether it’s continuing to play the guess game in RPO blocking or if it’s more of a traditional blocking approach in some cases. For him and his unit, the senior offensive lineman is just eager to perform. “I think everybody on the offensive line is very eager,” Prince said. “That is what we pride ourselves on, it’s toughness. Our program is based on toughness. That’s something we are very excited to get back to.”Instead of leading a quiet locker room, Prince plans to lead an Ohio State offensive line he describes as “pissed off.” However, for a player self-described as one who doesn’t like to talk about himself, Prince seems to want to prove something personally too. He’s pissed off, and he doesn’t like to lose.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7881"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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New Western US mine safety chair

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a22.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2022/IMG17425.jpg" alt="first_img" />The University of Utah has announced the endowment of the Western Mining Presidential Chair in Mine Safety. The $1.5 million endowment is being created through an effort led by  J. Brett Harvey, President and CEO of Consol Energy, and Greg Lang, President of Barrick Gold North America. “In establishing this Endowed Chair in Mine Safety, the University is sending an unmistakable message that the students who endeavor to acquire an education in the School of Mining not only will receive world-class training as mining engineers, but will graduate understanding that safety must be at the cultural core of any successful mining enterprise,” said Harvey. “This is what will be required of the engineering graduates if they are to become our industry’s future leaders.”  The new chair will be part of the university’s Department of Mining Engineering, in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, and will be filled by someone with skill and experience in mining engineering, mine safety or a closely related discipline. Chair of the Department of Mining Engineering Michael G. Nelson says the creation of the program is long overdue. “We are so grateful to the executives of these two companies, and our other donors, for their concern for the people involved with this important Utah industry,” said Nelson. “Mining involves hazards that can be mitigated, and the knowledge gained and passed on through this endowment chair will do just that.”The holder of the Chair in Mine Safety will provide specific instruction in the technology and practices of modern mine safety for university students, and the mining community at large. Frank H. Brown, dean of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, is excited about the new mining techniques and preventative measures that are sure to come from the new chair. “The holder of this chair will conduct an active research program, emphasizing worker health and safety in the mining industry,” said Brown. “It’s more than just passing on the best mining practices already in place-it is hoped that, in addition, new life-saving mining techniques will be developed.”<img src="http://a22.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2022/IMG17869.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7868"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Poll Do you give money to charities collecting on the street

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a36.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2030/IMG18804.jpg" alt="first_img" /> Yes (246) Poll Results: It depends on the charity (2259) No (1399)<img src="http://a29.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2029/IMG9992.jpg" alt="center_img" /> TODAY IS DAFFODIL Day, the annual fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society.Over 4,000 people adorned in yellow will be stationed around the country with buckets and boxes collecting for the charity.Street based charity collections bring in cash and are a great way of raising the profile of an organisation but they are not to everyone’s liking, regardless of the cause.Do you donate money to charities often? Do you only give money to the charities you know? Are you skeptical about where the money goes? Do charity street fundraisers bother you?So today we would like to know, do you give money to charities collecting on the street? YesNoIt depends on the charityVote<img src="http://a29.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2029/IMG12313.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7854"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Geek deal 25 off Samsung 236inch Samsung 2494LW 1080p LCD Monitor

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c65.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2065/IMG5457.jpg" alt="first_img" />As someone who works on a 13-inch laptop, the thought of having a larger screen sends me into daydream-mode. Dell Small Business is offering the 23.6-inch Samsung 2494LW 1080p LCD Monitor for $159.99, which is $25 and 14 percent off its list price. You’ll also get free shipping with this deal.The monitor features a 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, ultra-slim design, and 5ms response time, which pretty much eliminates any blurring. It offers 1920 x 1080 pixels, and you can customize the stand with its swivel and tilt options. Plus, you’ll be happy to know that it’s ENERGY STAR Qualified, so you can feel good about your purchase, especially since April is Earth Month).AdChoices广告Buy the Samsung 2494LW monitor from LogicBUY<img src="http://c65.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2065/IMG6782.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7841"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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