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Landslide, floods from monsoon rains kill at least 41 in India, Nepal

first_imgTopics : In the western Indian state of Gujarat, 14 people have died in the last two days in various incidents related to heavy rains and flooding, said officials at the State Emergency Response Centre.Rains in Gujarat are 10% higher than the long-period average, according to the local government. The state’s desert area of Kutch received rainfall that was 3-1/2 times higher than the average.More heavy to very heavy rains are expected in several parts of the state over the next two days, according to the India Meteorological Department.In Odisha state to the east, floods have killed at least 17 people in the past week, displaced thousands and affected more than half a million people, officials said. A landslide and floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 41 people in Nepal and India in the past week, officials said on Monday, as the annual monsoon season enters its final stretch after claiming hundreds of lives in South Asia.Ten people, including four children, were killed after a landslide buried five houses in remote west Nepal on Sunday, a Home Ministry official said.At least 269 people have died in mostly mountainous Nepal this year in landslides and floods, while another 76 people are missing. The monsoon season that began around June in South Asia ends in September.center_img Hundreds have died in the northeastern state of Assam and neighboring Bangladesh this monsoon.last_img read more


Remarks by Governor Wolf at Prison Population Reduction Announcement

first_imgRemarks by Governor Wolf at Prison Population Reduction Announcement SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 19, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Criminal Justice Reform,  Prison Reform,  Public Safety,  Remarks,  Videos Harrisburg Community Corrections CenterHarrisburg, PAlast_img


This Tweed Heads home was an ideal place for the Roberts family to moor their boats

first_img24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.They renovated the five-bedroom home at 24 Ducat St with a family in mind. “Karen and I have renovated 13 properties but when it came to this one we really liked the structure of the house, it was a beautiful design.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.Mr Roberts said the home had been in desperate need of a freshen-up.“The home was yellow (when they bought it) and the interiors were a bit daggy, the kitchen was from the nineties so we needed to do some tidying up,” he said.The modern makeover included new carpets, and kitchen and a new roof. 24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.“We also added in a pool fence for the boys and a solar system and air conditioner,” Mr Roberts said. The family are now moving to another waterfront home in the same estate. 24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.THE Roberts family bought two boats since they moved into their waterfront home seven years ago. Owners, Greg and Karen Roberts said they had lived on a dry block in the same estate previously.“When we saw this house pop up we thought it was a great opportunity to live on waterfront in a neighbourhood we know and love,” Mr Roberts said.“Our family has converted into waterfront living, I don’t think we could go back to a lifestyle on a dry block.” 24 Ducat St, Tweed Heads.The home has an open-plan design and an entertainment deck which has water views.“Coming home from work and sitting out the back with a drink is very relaxing and it always feels like home,” he said. It is within walking distance of Kirra Beach, schools and cafes.last_img read more


Brauner rides momentum to another Off Road win

first_imgBy Randy Pospishil sports@norfolkdailynews.com Hadcock finished second, just ahead of Hoskinson. “It’s kind of nerve wracking starting all the way back there, with a lot of tough cars to pass,” Brauner said. “You need a lot of patience when you start that far back.” The task for a driver navigating a journey through the field includes trying to pass experienced drivers and avoiding getting caught up in situations causing cautions which, for Brauner, meant catching up to John Hadcock, who led 14 straight laps until Brauner was able to make his way into the front three cars before eventually passing Jeremy Hoskinson with six laps remaining. Ben Sukup made his move, passing race leader Matt Haase on the outside during the restart follow­ing the second of three cautions in the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature, then opened up a straightaway-length lead over the field to win for the second time this season at Off Road Speed­way. “This was two wins in a row, after winning Friday night in Albion, and it’s two wins in a row here at Nor­folk, so we’ve got some momentum built up,” Brauner said. “I hope we can continue the momen­tum and keep winning like we are as the season winds down.”  In the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, Shannon Pospisil took the lead on a restart following a caution five laps into the 15-lap race and held it for the win.  NORFOLK, Neb. (Aug. 1) – Austin Brauner started in the seventh of nine rows and finished first in the Saturday night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Off Road Speedway.  Brauner then caught up to Hadcock and passed on the inside of turn two before establishing a solid lead during the final three laps for the win. Colby Langenberg led the way to the checkers in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.last_img read more


NAMILCO, RHTYSC, MS to host Day of Sports on Independence Day

first_imgOn the May 26, 2019, Guyana would also be celebrating its 53rd Independence AnniversaryTHE Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTYSC) MS is planning a Day of Sports to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the National Milling Company (NAMILCO).The event will take place on Independence Day.NAMILCO, founded in 1969, is currently sponsoring a series of activities to mark its anniversary and has joined hands with Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation to host the Day of Sports at the Albion Community Sports Complex.The day’s event would comprise a softball match between RHTYSC members and NAMILCO staff, a volleyball competition to be organised by the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) for teams in Berbice and an athletics competition among invited schools.The RHTYSC has established an Organising Committee, consisting of its members, teachers and experienced sports organisers to make sure the event is a success.The committee has invited eight primary schools and nine secondary schools to participate in the event – based on their performance at the annual Guyana Teachers Union Athletics Competition.The primary schools are: All Saints, St Therese, Rose Hall Town, Port Mourant, Tain, Leeds, Cropper and McGowan Memorial.The secondary schools are Skeldon, Central Corentyne, Manchester, Lower Corentyne, Corentyne Comprehensive, J. C Chandisingh, Port Mourant, Berbice Educational Institute and New Amsterdam.The events for male primary school students would be 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1200m, 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay while the females will be 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 4x100m relay.Male secondary schools athletes would be involved in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, 1500m cycling, 3000m, cycling, high jump, shot put, javelin and discus.The events for female secondary schools athletes are 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, 1500m cycling, 2000m cycling, high jump, javelin and discus.Each school would be allowed one athlete per event while an athlete would be limited to only two events for the day.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the winner of every primary school event would receive an educational package worth $3 000 and the runner-up $2 000.The winner of every secondary school event would take home $5 000, an educational grant and the runner-up $3 000.Trophies and medals would also be given to the top two winners of each category.The top primary and secondary schools would collect a $50 000 educational prize while each student would also collect a large quantity of NAMILCO exercise books.Attendance to the event is free.last_img read more


Back to Basics: Introducing the newest member of USC’s coaching staff

first_imgKnown as “Tailback U,” USC football has boasted a history of developing talented running backs. With players such as Mike Garrett, O. J. Simpson, Charles White and — more recently — Reggie Bush and LenDale White donning the Cardinal and Gold, USC has long been a destination for running backs looking for success in college and beyond.While the Trojans have retained almost the entirety of their coaching staff from the 2016 season, the new face at Howard Jones Field is running backs coach Deland McCullough. After serving as the running backs coach at Indiana University from 2011 to 2016, McCullough now has his turn to shape the next generation of “Tailback U.” McCullough replaces former running backs coach Tommie Robinson, who left USC to take a position under former football interim head coach Ed Orgeron at LSU. Replacing Robinson, a man who had NFL coaching experience, was a tall order for head coach Clay Helton and offensive coordinator Tee Martin. In their search for Robinson’s replacement, the Trojan coaching staff was looking for a handful of traits: a proven track record, character that aligned with the ideals of the program, a savvy Xs and Os guy and an effective recruiter.McCullough fit the bill, and the new coach recalled his pitch to Helton and the Trojan staff before the start of spring football.“I stressed to them the small things, whether it be our linemen, reads on runs, footwork [or] hand placement,” McCullough said. “I’m just a detail freak.”That attention to detail has allowed McCullough to analyze the nuances of his job.“One thing I think is overlooked as a running backs coach is that our job is a big job,” McCullough said. “It isn’t just handing the ball off to the guy that’s doing it. You’ve got to give him reads and angles to take. I try to be a great student of the game, and then I turn around and try to be a great teacher, too.” With no previous connections or ties to USC, McCullough’s hire was relatively out of the blue.“He was recommended to us by a couple people both in the pro ranks and in college that we know,” Helton said. “We started doing our research on him, and you looked at a guy that was a great evaluator of talent. But even more important was how he developed talent. We really thought we had a gem, a diamond in the rough.”Martin echoed Helton’s praise, saying McCullough won over the USC staff in a half-day when he interviewed for the job. And McCullough was more than happy to accept the offer.“[USC] was almost like a place you couldn’t imagine from where I grew up,” McCullough said. “You’d see all these things — the Heisman guys and the prestige of the whole university. Obviously when Coach Helton called I was like, ‘Wow, this is unbelievable.’”McCullough said that the opportunity to join the Trojans coaching staff was unexpected. He was a star player at the University of Miami in Ohio from 1992 to 1995, leading the RedHawks in rushing all four seasons of his college career. Following a professional career that included time with the Cincinnati Bengals, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Chicago Enforcers, McCullough began working in education. He was a teacher, athletic director and head football coach at Harmony Community School in Cincinnati.Since then, McCullough’s coaching career has taken off. He returned to his alma mater in 2010 but left promptly to become the running backs coach at Indiana. His track record at Indiana caught people’s attention at both the professional and college level. McCullough was instrumental in the development of three NFL running backs during his time as a Hoosier: Stephen Houston, Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard each found immense success at Indiana under McCullough’s tutelage. Coleman was instrumental for the Atlanta Falcons in their Super Bowl run this past season, and Howard made the Pro Bowl in his rookie year in 2016. McCullough will likely add another name to that list soon, as Indiana junior Devine Redding declared for the NFL Draft in January.Besides his track record, what has set apart McCullough from the rest of the pack is his background as a teacher. Throughout his career, McCullough said he learned the skills necessary to teach young men how to not only learn the nuances of the game of football but also be a “leader of men.”“I like [McCullough’s] attention to detail, and I can see the guys already progressing from it,” Helton said. “Especially [junior running back] Ronald Jones II — right off the bat, he’s doing things that weren’t showing up last year.”When asked about the differences between Robinson and McCullough, Jones, who is looking to improve his pass blocking and vision in the hole this spring, said the latter “is definitely more of a teacher.”“He played running back at the professional level, so he knows what it takes to get there,” Jones said. “He’s giving us tools and different ideas that I’ve never even thought about.”McCullough has received praise from his colleagues for his attention to detail when it comes to the fundamentals of the game.“One thing I was looking for in the interview process was running backs coaches that had a great history of their backs taking care of the football,” Martin said. “That’s the thing he’s bringing to the table, and you can already see it in our guys.”While Los Angeles is different from Bloomington, Ind., McCullough isn’t planning to deviate from his blue-collar mentality.“I like tough guys who want to be great,” McCullough said. “If they have a great attitude and great effort, we’re going to get it done.”And while USC is undoubtedly a bigger football school than Indiana, McCullough plans to stick to what has worked for him in the past.“I’ve got a formula that really works as far as getting guys’ trust,” McCullough said. “But more important is showing them what I can do to help them advance what they’re trying to do in their life.”last_img read more


Quiet please: A PGA with no fans and the new normal for golf

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 07:16 IST Quiet Please: A PGA With No Fans And The New Normal For Golf To those overserved boors who insist on screaming “Mashed Potatoes!” every time Dustin Johnson or Brooks Koepka unloads with their driver, we have one simple request for you WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th August, 2020 07:16 IST Associated Press Television News center_img COMMENT FOLLOW US To those overserved boors who insist on screaming “Mashed Potatoes!” every time Dustin Johnson or Brooks Koepka unloads with their driver, we have one simple request for you.Please come back.For this week at the PGA championship, the same goes for every lunkhead who snapped a photo in the middle of a backswing, every 50-year-old who crowded out a kid in an autograph line, every scampering porta-potty seeker who incurred the wrath of an over-officious caddie.When golf returned eight weeks ago from its coronavirus-inflicted hiatus, we were grateful. Grateful simply to have something new, and live, to watch. Someone to cheer for. Or against. Only problem: There was hardly any cheering. And, as Rory McIlroy put it about midway through a largely silent, largely joyless, very sanitized restart to the 2020 season: “Every tournament has felt the same.“Now the stakes are higher. It’s the PGA. The year’s first major under the pandemic-shuffled schedule. Players are making their way around the grounds of Harding Park in San Francisco in virtual silence. And, true to McIlroy’s word, except for the marine layer, a few more stocking caps, that neck gaiter Tiger Woods is wearing and the live shots of players getting ready for their rounds in the parking lot, this one looks the same as they all have this year: empty, silent, sterile.“You miss the positivity, the energy,” said Martin Kaymer, whose round of 4-under 66 put him within one of the lead after the morning action Thursday. “But you have to create it somehow yourself.”The day began with the usual pomp of the opening-tee introductions. “Now on the tee, please welcome, from Dallas, Texas, Scottie Scheffler.” The starter used a microphone. Why?Some things never change. Woods still draws the biggest crowds. But it was only reporters and cameramen following him around the course, this time. And Koepka, in search of his third straight PGA title, still plays under the radar. Of course, this week, he’s not the only one not being seen.“That’s the way it’s going to be for the foreseeable future, unfortunately,” McIlroy said.The PGA trimmed its roster of volunteers from around 3,500 to fewer than 300 for a tournament that was supposed to take place in May but is now taking place in August. There is no need for crowd control, for shuttle buses, for people taking your credit card at the merchandise tent, which has been converted into what might just be the largest player’s locker room in golf history.“I’ve played in tournaments where there’s nobody around so it’s kind of normal for me,” said Jeff Hart, one of the 20 club pros in the field this week. “But it was odd, and it was just — you didn’t even feel like you were at a major championship.”About halfway through the day, journeyman Bud Cauley made a snaking, 70-foot putt for a birdie that pulled him within one shot of the lead. It was so quiet out there, you could hear the ball hit the bottom of the cup. Adam Hadwin started his afternoon by jarring the ball off the stick and into the hole on No. 1 for an eagle. He received warm applause from the 20-or-so volunteers, staff and scorers surrounding the green.But if you’re inside the gates, you are among the lucky few who have undergone and passed COVID tests and been deemed essential to make this tournament run.“We’re going to celebrate what we’ve got,” PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said about the week’s eerily silent arrangement.Not all fans were taking ‘no’ for an answer.Jason Day, whose 65 gave him the lead after the morning rounds were complete, spotted fans peering through a hole cut through a blue tarp that walled off the 12th tee box from the outside. That’s as close as they’ll get this week.“I actually miss playing in front of fans because you obviously work off that, especially in a major championship.,” Day said.This week, though, instead of fans surrounding the tee boxes, there are a hand-sanitizer dispensers. And instead of roars echoing through the cypress trees, it’s the quiet congratulations of a fellow playing partner: “Nice shot. Great putt. Good one.”But no “You Da Man.” No “Baba Booey!”. No “Get in the hole!” for a putt that has barely started rolling off a player’s putter.Is that good? Or bad?“It’s just different,” Woods said. “That’s probably the only way to say it. This is what we’re going to have to get used to in the near future, and for probably for a while.”Image credits: AP LIVE TVlast_img read more


Rafa’s boys backed for the drop

first_img Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Despite rumblings of a substantial financial takeover of the club, Newcastle United are proving popular with punters when it comes to relegation betting.Oddschecker has revealed that The Magpies have attracted 31% of all total bets on which team will be relegated come the end of the season, with trouble in paradise looming over St James’ Park.A string of poor performances for Rafa Benitez’ side has seen them slide into the bottom three without a great deal of optimism for the Geordies.Picking up just 15 points after 18 games, the Toon are struggling to perform consistently under the stewardship of Benitez, with only West Brom and Swansea City faltering below them in the table.The Magpies can still be backed best price at 3/1 with our bookmakers and are proving popular with punters, with the second most popular team for the drop being Southampton with 22% of bets.Newcastle can be found shortest price at 13/8 to be relegated following a dismal run of results, a far cry from the opening line of 5/1 at the start of the season.Oddschecker spokesman George Elek said: “It’s not all smiles and rainbows on Tyneside at the moment, with Newcastle struggling to gain any momentum or traction in the Premier League.“Punters through Oddschecker are backing the Magpies to go down in their droves, despite the proposed takeover by Amanda Stavely and her consortium.”This Saturday Newcastle host fellow battlers West Ham United in a tie that could shape the relegation battle heading into 2018. Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Fun88 drives cricket engagement through CPL deal August 4, 2020 FUN88 secures Newcastle United extension July 20, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more


#GUSA2020: GIJ record first victory after 2-1 win over GIMPA

first_imgGhana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has recorded its first win in the ongoing Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games after 2-1 victory over Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).Photo Credit: Osei Bernard EsarIn a game dubbed “Match of the debutants”, it was GIJ who came up top with a solid second-half performance.Nii Adjei gave GIJ the lead in the second half to get their fans excited.Ghana Institute of Journalism doubled their advantage via beautifully taken free kick by the captain of the side, Hussein Abdul Ganiyu.The midfielder lobbed the ball beyond the defensive block and straight beyond the GIMPA goalkeeper who had no chance of parring the ball wide.A goalkeeping error made GIMPA pull one back in the last 10 minutes of the game.The win gives Ghana Institute of Journalism 5 points from five games and they are 7th on the league standings in the 2020 GUSA Games.GIJ will next play the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Tuesday, 14th January 2020 and GIMPA will face the same opponent on Monday, 13th January 2020.Images from the game:The Rectors of GIMPA (Left) and GIJ (Right) – Photo Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard EsarPhoto Credit: Osei Bernard Esarlast_img read more


Army vs. Navy: Time, TV channel, how to watch, series history

first_imgMORE: Watch Army vs. Navy live or on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Navy leads the all-time series, 60-51-7, but Army has won the past two meetings after a 14-year win streak by the Midshipmen.Here’s everything you need to know about the next installment in this classic rivalry.Army vs. Navy: Time, TV channel, how to watch, series historyWhat time does the Army-Navy game start?The Army-Navy game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. ET. Army enters its annual matchup with Navy with as much of an upper hand as it has had in this rivalry in recent memory. The Black Knights are ranked No. 22 and on a seven-game winning streak, while the 3-9 Midshipmen have played uncharacteristically poor under coach Ken Niumatalolo.Both teams feature dynamic triple-option attacks producing more than 250 yards per game, but Army has boasted the sturdier defense. The Black Knights even challenged College Football Playoff-bound Oklahoma in a 28-21 overtime defeat on Sept. 22, holding the Sooners to their lowest scoring total of the season. What channel is the Army-Navy game on?Army-Navy will be broadcast nationally on CBS.Where is the Army-Navy game being played this year?The game will be held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.How to livestream Army-NavyYou can livestream the contest using fuboTV. CBS All Access will also provide a stream of the game.last_img read more