US IMPOSES FURTHER SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA OVER CRIMEA, EAST UKRAINE
United States has imposed further sanctions against Russia over the events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Eleven more people and 15 more companies have been put on the sanctions list. Among the newly included firms are affiliate companies of Russian oil giant Rosneft, as well as several organizations linked to one of the country’s major banks – Vnesheconombank.
Sanctions were also imposed against five Crimean commercial ports located in the towns of Sevastopol, Feodoisa, Kerch, Evpatoria and Yalta, as well as the Kerch ferry service.
The US embassy to Russia said that Washington regards the new sanctions not as an escalation of tensions between the countries but rather as a “routine step” in strengthening current US policy.
Lucknow-up 22 senior PCs officials transferred-Jai Shankar Dubey-Jai Shankar tripathi in Lucknow city, Western short ADM-short ADM finance Faizabad, Brij Bihari Pandey-short ADM Nagar ghaziabad, Arun Kumar Srivastava-short ADM city Moradabad, Mukesh Chandra-town magistrate Moradabad, Sunil Kumar Singh-short ADM finance muzaffarnagar, shivakant Dwivedi – Special Secretary of industrial development, Satish PAL-short ADM administration kashiram Nagar, Rakesh Kumar Mishra-upbhumi system the Commissioner Lucknow, OM Kumar Singh-joint mission Director skills development , Gyaneshvar tripathi-additional Director Park & food processing, Om Prakash Verma, khempal Singh transferred to cancel hop Gupta – additional Commissioner of Saharanpur, flame Prasad Tiwari-additional Commissioner of Faizabad, Devi Sharan Upadhyaya-short ADM sultanpur, Vijay Bahadur-short ADM finance mirzapur, a.k. Srivastava-town magistrate badayun, Preeti Jaiswal-gautmabuddhangar municipal magistrate, Allahabad, Chief Revenue Officer, Saroj-red brother Arun Kumar Singh, Chief Revenue Officer Atul first-sultanpur-short ADM Protocol Agra
They enthral and entertain – Top raiders of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi
Considering that the ‘raid’ being the most important element in Kabaddi after the ‘cant’ which is the soul of the sport, it is no wonder that raiders are those who grab the limelight. They are the stars who enthral, entertain and keep the spectators mesmerised and glued to their seats. The moment a Rakesh Kumar or an Anup Kumar enters rival territory, the decibel levels go up in the stadium.
People await the outcome with bated breath. There is a roar if their hero comes up trumps against a field of six or seven with a super raid, tagging along three or more opponents towards the mid-line scripting his escape with the swiftness of an antelope or the stealth of a panther or the power of a wild bull. People love this and in case the hero is caught there is a hush followed by deathly silence.
The super stars of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi – the raiders. At the top of the point-accumulators last season was Rahul Chaudhari, the tall and superbly fit man from Telugu Titans. He top scored with 125 touch points. The lad, not an International yet, is known for his trademark raiding skills. It’s a gift from the almighty. He doesn’t follow any set pattern unlike others to attack from a particular flank.
Then there is Anup who was behind Rahul by a solitary point in Season 1. If Rahul’s forte is the frog jump over his opponents to chart an escape, Anup uses a wicked mule-kick to loosen his opponent’s ankle hold and make his way to the mid-line. On occasions he may just drag his opponent(s) using his legs. Anup is also known as the ‘Bonus point expert’, using the squat leg-thrust to score a bonus or the deft toe-touch to outwit a tardy defender.
Rakesh Kumar is another super raider and India’s Captain in the 2010 Asian Games at Guangzhou. The man who roars and jumps over the rival defence like a lion clearing a fence has lost a bit of his sharpness after a couple of injuries. Undeterred he is on the comeback trail. He loves to kick and toe-touch his rivals besides employing the running hand touch.
There is Wazir Singh too of the Puneri Paltan who, like Rakesh, can rock any defence with his power packed round house and straight kicks. Wazir fought a lone battle for his side last year. He is physically tough and his tree-trunk legs provide him the power to bull-doze any defence.
The fans from Bengaluru have a hero in the tall and athletic Ajay Thakur, really a raging bull. He was one of those who went past the hundred-mark last year. He is like Rahul and loves to attack freely from any direction. Though he isn’t so effective this year no one can forget Jasvir Singh of the Jaipur Pink Panthers! Called the smiling assassin and also nick-named as the ‘scorpion’, he is dreaded for his reverse or back-kicks. In the absence of his buddy Maninder Singh, he is a lone ranger battling for his side. But trust him to bounce back and sting.
There are a host of others who love to roar, jump or even slip like an eel from the clutches of rivals. They may break through or slip underneath the chain or just use the opponent’s momentum to change direction, turn and escape.
Watch out for Kashiling Adake from Dabang Delhi, Sukesh Hegde and Prashant Rai of Telugu Titans who have been a revelation this season. Then there is the comeback man Pravin Niwale from Puneri Paltan. Of average build, he has the footwork of a ballet dancer and uses his cunning to surprise unsuspecting rivals. Patna Pirates have a promising man in Sandeep Narwal. He is fast as a jet and has the vision of an eagle that can spot a vulnerable defender.
With the raiders hogging the headlines all the teams have drawn plans to stop these marauders. They have succeeded to a certain extent to silence a few. The video analysis has helped devise methods to negate them. But as the first leg draws to a close the same think-tanks will be burning midnight oil to get their raiders roaring and hunting their quarry.
HCL & MBTA
Cordially invite you for the grand finale of
HCL Inter-School Tennis Challenge
(India’s Largest School Level Tennis tournament)
Roshni Nadar, Executive Director and CEO of HCL Corporation
Mahesh Bhupathi, Managing Director, MBTA
(International Tennis player and Grand Slam Champion)
Will be present at the finale & will give away awards to winners and participants
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
Final Matches:2:45 pm – 5:00pm
Award Ceremony: 5:15pm
Venue: DLTA Tennis Courts, African Avenue, Safdarjung Enclave, Opp. R K Puram Sector 2, Delhi – 110029
Bangladesh, at least 5 people, including a 5-year old child, have been killed and another 6 are missing in southern coastal areas of Cox’s Bazar and Bhola, with Bay of Bengal cyclone ‘Komen’ expected to make landfall this evening. the child was killed when a wall collapsed in Moheshkhali island while 3 others died in a boat capsize in the same area. Another man was killed in St. Martin island, off Cox’s Bazar when a coconut tree fell on him.
Meanwhile officials of the Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief have said that over 2,60,000 people have been temporarily relocated in 288 cyclone shelters in Cox’s Bazar. Bangladesh Inland Water Transpor Aauthority has suspended all operations on all water routes throughout the country. Ferries have been halted, river ports have shut operations, and marine ports of Chittagong, Mongla and Pyra have been put under danger signals.
Meanwhile Bangladesh Meteorological Department Director Mohammed Shah Alam has said the intensity of the cyclone is unlikely to intensify any further. About a hundred houses have been destroyed in the winds at Teknaf of coastal Cox’s Bazar.
Thousands of people bid an emotional farewell to former President APJ Abdul Kalam who was today laid to rest with full state honours in his home town in Rameswaram amid chants of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”. The body of Kalam was buried in the middle of a 1.5 acre piece of land earmarked for the purpose at Peikarumbu after being brought from his family mosque where special prayers were offered. The “People’s President” was accorded full military honours, including gun salute and playing of the ‘Last Post’ as the members of his family and local Jamath lowered his mortal remains into a trench as slogans of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” rent the air.
The funeral of the “Missile Man” was attended by a galaxy of leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who placed a wreath, offered his final salute and stood in silence in front of Kalam’s body that was draped in national flag. He also went around the casket with folded hands. The Prime Minister later went up to Kalam’s eldest brother 99-year-old Mohammed Muthu Meeran Lebbai Maraicker, who was seated nearby, and offered his condolences.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi also paid his last respects to Kalam, who died of cardiac arrest in Shillong on Monday. Besides some foreign dignitaries, several leaders including Governors of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Meghalaya, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, his cabinet colleague M Venkaiah Naidu and state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam were present. Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad and Chief Ministers of Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh and CPI-M veteran V S Achuthanandan were also among those who paid their homage.
The three services chief also paid their respects to their former Supreme Commander. Earlier, a large number of teary-eyed mourners swarmed the carriage carrying his mortal remains and briskly moved with it on the last journey of the 83-year old scientist. Condolences poured in from the country and across the world, paying respects to the affable man who endeared himself to the masses with his simplicity. Tight security, including deployment of Naval, Coast Guard and Marine police personnel in the sea around the town, was put in place in view of the convergence of several dignitaries.
Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till tomorrow. The lower house was adjourned as a mark of respect to former President Dr. A.P J Abdul Kalam while Upper house was adjourned amid noisy scene by the Congress members. As the House met for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said as the last rites of Dr Kalam were in progress, the House is adjourned for the day. She also made obituary references to three ex-members of the House and the martyrs of terrorist attack in Gurdaspur. Mrs Mahajan recalled the contribution of the late members.
In Rajya Sabha, when the House was reassembled at 2 pm, Deputy Chairman P.J.Kurien allowed the Home Minister to make a statement on the terrorist attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab. Mr. Rajnath Singh read out the statement amid slogan shouting by the Congress MPs. Mr. Kurien repeatedly appealed for order but in vain. When the Congress members did not relent, he adjourned the House for the day.
1993 Mumbai serial blasts lone death row convict, Yakub Memon has been executed. Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Maharashtra KP Bakshi told media that Memon was hanged at the Nagpur Central Jail around 7 this morning. The execution was carried out about two hours after Memon’s lawyers’ last-gasp plea, to get the death warrant stayed, was dismissed by the three-judge bench comprising Justices Deepak Mishra, Amitava Roy and Prafulla Chandra Pant in an unprecedented hearing that began in the wee hours today and ended at dawn. After President Pranab Mukherjee and Maharashtra Governor rejected Memon’s mercy petition yesterday, his lawyers moved the apex court again late last night seeking stay of his hanging.
Yakub Memon’s body was brought to Mumbai this afternoon from Nagpur by a special air ambulance amid tight security. His relatives accompanied the body after jail authorities handed over it to them. His execution was carried out this morning at around 7 am at Nagpur central jail. Yakub became the first convict in 31 years to be hanged to death in Nagpur Jail and the fourth in the country in the last 10 years. His burial is likely to take place at ‘Bada Kabrastaan’ in Marine lines amid tight security in the afternoon.
The Quick Response Teams of police, formed after the 26/11 terrorist attacks, has also been deployed at a few places including the Al Hussaini building in Mahim area where the Memon family lives. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will make a statement in the Assembly regarding Yakub’s execution later in the day.
On 12th March, 1993, a series of 13 explosions rocked Mumbai, resulting in 257 fatalities and injuries to 713 others. Several conspirators and masterminds of the worst terror attack on the country including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his right hand man Chhota Shakeel and Yakub Memon’s elder brother Tiger Memon are still absconding and are believed to be sheltered in Pakistan. On April 10th, 1995, 26 accused were discharged by the TADA court and charges framed against the remaining accused. On March 21, 2013, the Supreme Court upheld death sentence of convict Yakub Memon, Tiger Memon, and commutes death sentence of 10 convicts to life term. Life imprisonment of 16 out of 18 convicts also upheld.
Kuwait has busted a terrorist cell of the Islamic State group, the country’s Interior Ministry said. It included five Kuwait nationals, some of whom fought for Islamic State in Iraq, according to the Kuna news agency.
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Chippendales – Get Lucky 2015 Tour
11 december 2015
De Chippendales uit Las Vegas komen naar Nederland met hun spannende, maar chique act. Met dans, zang en theater zorgen de breed geschouderde heren voor entertainment van de bovenste plank. Een avond waarin de fantasieën geprikkeld worden met onweerstaanbare verleidingen. Een echte Girls Night Out! Lees meer
SINATRA 100-A MAN AND HIS MUSIC TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
12 december 2015
12 december is de 100ste geboortedag van Frank Sinatra. In het RAI Theater wordt een groots theaterconcert georganiseerd om ‘The Voice’ op fenomenale manier te herdenken. Hadewych Minis, Greetje Kauffeld, Jon van Eerd, Tania Kross, Ruben Hein en Matt Dusk worden begeleid door het Metropole Orkest.
Het Grootste Zwanenmeer ter wereld uit China zal deze kerstperiode te zien zijn in het RAI Theater. In plaats van 16 zwanen ziet men in deze productie 48 zwanen schitteren. De beeldschone ballerina’s vormen een betoverend, homogeen geheel. Lees meer
At least 16 people have died after landslides triggered by heavy rains swept away two villages in quake-hit Nepal on Thursday. Rescuers were searching through rubble for some 32 people believed missing in the western district of Kaski. Eighteen people were injured in the disaster in the foothills of the Himalayas, 150 kilometers west of Kathmandu..