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Go-ahead for key stretch of Mumbai coastal road

first_imgA panel under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has cleared a key stretch of a major ‘coastal road’ project in Mumbai that will reportedly significantly de-congest the city’s traffic. The go-ahead was given by the Expert Appraisal Committee for Coastal Regulation Zone.The proposed 35 km coastal road has been divided into two parts, a northern and southern stretch. The latter will connect the Princess Street Flyover to the Worli end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. It, however, requires reclaiming about 90 hectares of land from the sea and, therefore, as per environment regulations, needs to be cleared by a central authority.On March 17, the Central expert appraisal committee, headed by Deepak Apte of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), had said the project could go ahead provided the coastal road was toll free, did not affect tidal behaviour, that the reclaimed land would not be used to build houses and offices, any resulting open spaces would be free of encroachment, fishermen would be resettled in the area if they were affected, and a dedicated bus lane would be created.The minutes of the meeting were made public on Friday.30-km projectThe Coastal Road-Mumbai (South) will have bridges over the sea, tunnels (two tubes, each of about 3.452 km in length) and elevated roads, and will be a 9.98 km-stretch that will cost ₹5,303 crore. The 30-km project is cumulatively expected to cost ₹12,000 crore.According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the proposed southern stretch of the coastal road will reduce commuting time by around 70%, slash fuel consumption by 34% and cut carbon footprint by about 1,826 tonnes of CO2 per annum.Though the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party government has claimed that the project would be ready by 2019, The Hindu reported last month that the much-delayed project was likely to move again following Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s visit to Union Environment Minister Anil Dave.In January 2016, the BMC presented the application for CRZ clearance to the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) with an estimated cost of ₹14,153 crore for an approximate length of 33.77 km. By the time MCZMA recommended the proposal, the total length was reduced to 30.07 km. In its recommendation to the MoEFCC, the MCZMA has put forward 28 specific conditions. It has specifically asked the BMC to take high court permission before clearing mangroves, if any.Impact on fisherfolkIt has also observed that the coastal road will have an impact on the nearby habitats of traditional coastal communities. It has asked the civic body to ensure navigational channels are not blocked in koliwada (fishing village) areas and that fishing activity is not hampered.last_img read more

Cringe as you watch the most painful thumbtack moments in wrestling

first_imgAdvertisement The thumbtacks are, easily, the most painful weapon in the pro-wrestling ring despite their diminished size. The teeny, tiny piece of metal might look hassle-free when a wrestler lays it on the ground, but the moment someone lands on it, only he can describe the anguish.If you have started following WWE recently, your most fond memory of the metal pins would be that of Dean Ambrose slamming Chris Jericho on it at Extreme Rules 2016. Since then, WWE has turned a blind eye towards using the thumbtacks as they deem it to be extremely violent for the PG audience.However, in the past, thumbtacks had been used frequently, and the audience watched over their favorite wrestlers screaming in agony. Don’t believe me? Here are the most painful thumbtack moments in wrestling.last_img

French Open: Novak Djokovic survives scare to reach fourth round

first_imgDefending champion Novak Djokovic has reached the fourth round of the French Open after rallying to beat Diego Schwartzman 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.Djokovic sealed victory on his first match point with a forehand winner down the line, completing the win in 3 hours, 19 minutes.The second-seeded Serb gave Schwartzman a hug and a part on the head at the net – and then joined in the applause as the Argentine player walked off Court Philippe Chatrier.”I was expecting a difficult game with a lot of rallies from the baseline, because the conditions are heavy,” Djokovic said moments after his win. “I want to congratulate Diego for a great battle, because he played very well.”Schwartzman needed some treatment to his back late in the fifth set.last_img

Injured Pogba reunited with his ‘love’

first_imgVideos Pogba reunited with his ‘love’, but Man Utd return remains some way off Chris Burton 14:52 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Images Videos Paul Pogba Manchester United Premier League The France international is working with a football again, but not as the Red Devils would have hoped as he continues to nurse a hamstring problem Paul Pogba is working with a football again, but he remains some way off being reunited with his “love” in competitive action for Manchester United.The French midfielder has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury in a Champions League clash with Basel on September 12.That ailment has kept him out of five matches for the Red Devils and the latest round of international fixtures. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Jose Mourinho has admitted that the 24-year-old is set to be sidelined “long-term”, with Pogba reduced to dancing with a ball at present, rather than kicking one.Moves with my love pic.twitter.com/puP3OwceZs— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 5, 2017Pogba has previously posted videos on social media to suggest that he is stepping up his rehabilitation.He is back in the gym, with a “Bruce Lee style” approach being taken to his fitness regime.Bruce Lee style !! Wouaaaa tchaaaaaa #recovery pic.twitter.com/mMXX9dARxp— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 3, 2017United will be hoping to have him back in contention before too long, as the £89 million man is a key part of their plans.Pogba also started the season in fine style, with his early efforts – which included two goals – earning him the club’s Player of the Month award for August.Mourinho’s side have fared admirably in his absence, winning all of the games he has missed to date and with Marouane Fellaini impressing in a cover role.They are, however, a better side with Pogba in it, with the arrival of Nemanja Matic to fill a holding role over the summer having freed a creative influence to make more of an impact in the final third of the field.last_img read more

3GA Marine Opens New Office in Victoria, BC

first_imgzoom 3GA Marine, a growing naval architecture and marine engineering firm has announced the opening of their new office located in View Royal, a suburb of Victoria, BC.Company founder and president David Stocks is a naval architect with over 40 years’ experience leading teams of experts in maritime and offshore vessel projects. He established 3GA Marine in 2012, in response to a need from the commercial marine sector in Canada and across the Pacific Rim for high-quality, responsive consulting services.The company explains that it provides inspection, survey, design engineering, project management support and environmental stewardship to the marine sector worldwide through the subject matter and hands- on expertise of its team in these areas. Additionally, there is also in-depth knowledge of domestic and international regulatory regimens.3GA’s expert associates all hold senior level certifications in naval architecture, marine engineering and environmental disciplines and have been involved in a variety of high-level projects locally, nationally and internationally.“The establishment of a new physical space in which to work will bode the company well as we continue to grow our well-blended team who all have considerable marine experience,” said David Stocks, president. “We now have the expertise and depth of resources to assume larger, and more complex projects but we’re just as comfortable working on jobs of any size and look forward to serving current and new customers in 2014 and beyond.” 3GA Marine, January 2, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My locationlast_img read more

Snowmobile Trails Designated on Crown Land

first_img FOR BROADCAST USE New regulations announced today (March 14th) will allow recreational snowmobilers access to designated trails on Crown land. The trails are managed by the Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia. Trail permits cost 125 dollars. Snowmobilers caught without a permit may have to pay a fine of 250 dollars for the first offence. Natural Resources Minister David Morse says that trails designation is important to manage Crown land access for snowmobilers. Organized snowmobiling and snowmobile tourism contributes 36-million dollars annually to the Nova Scotia economy. Information is available from the snowmobilers association or local snowmobile clubs. -30- New regulations, announced today, March 14, will allow recreational snowmobilers to enjoy designated trails on Crown land. “Designation of these trails is essential to manage Crown land access for snowmobilers, and encourage Nova Scotians to enjoy the benefits of the Nova Scotia outdoors in winter,” said Minister of Natural Resources David Morse. “I want the people of this province to recognize that Nova Scotia has so much to offer throughout the year, and that winter can be just as enjoyable as summertime.” The Department of Natural Resources is authorizing the Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia to sell the permits needed to ride on designated snowmobile trails throughout the province. Based on experience and knowledge about costs associated with managing and maintaining trails, the Department of Natural Resources has accepted the association’s fee schedule. “The Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia thank Premier Rodney MacDonald and Minister of Natural Resources David Morse for helping to bring organized snowmobiling in Nova Scotia in line with virtually every other province in Canada,” said association president Steve McLelan. Today’s announcement and the eventual designation of an expanded comprehensive snowmobile trail system ensure that snowmobilers contribute to the development, operation and maintenance of Nova Scotia’s largest recreational trails system. Trails designation will also ensure the long-term sustainability of organized snowmobiling and snowmobile tourism, which contributes $36 million annually to the Nova Scotia economy. Permits to use these designated trails will cost $125 per year. Snowmobilers using the trails without a permit may be subject to a fine of $250 for the first offence. Information about purchasing a permit and about the trails is available at www.snowmobilersns.comlast_img read more

Real Madrid Eyes Moroccos Benatia

Rabat- Morocco’s defender Mehdi Benatia is likely to join Real Madrid during the summer transfer period, according to Spanish sports website El Mnudo Deportivo. According to the same source, Real Madrid’s manager, Carlo Anceloti, put the Moroccan defender on the list of his priorities, in the likely event Portuguese defender Pepe leaves the Blancos for Monaco.Benatia was one of the players coveted by F.C Barcelona over the summer. El Mnudo Deportivo reported last May that the Catalan club was ready to pay up to 35 million euros ($ 48 million) for As Roma defender. But Barcelona’s signing of French defender Jeremy Mathieu, makes his transfer to the Camp Nou unlikely.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed

China for healthy competition with India in Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka is a key point along the Belt and Road route, China is increasing investment in the country. Some projects financed by China have helped Sri Lanka solidify its strategic position in South Asia’s geopolitical landscape. As China and Sri Lanka strengthen ties, India’s desires to maintain its balance of power in the region are understandable. China is willing to have healthy competition with India in Sri Lanka, China’s Global Times reported today.While China and Sri Lanka ramp up efforts to finalize a free trade agreement (FTA) this year, India is pushing for the signing of the Economic Technology Cooperation Agreement with Sri Lanka to broaden the scope of its existing FTA. China, for its part, is willing to have a healthy competition with India. Pushing forward investment facilitation is expected to play an important part in the upcoming FTA between China and Sri Lanka, while a tripartite arrangement on trade and investment is likely to be discussed among India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Sri Lanka may even be able to serve as a gateway to help Chinese investors explore the Indian market as the island nation is keen to make itself an offshore center for South Asia, Global Times reported. China has no intention of turning the Belt and Road initiative into a zero-sum game, but India may still worry about the tentacles China stretches into the Indian Ocean. Despite a repeated pledge that Chinese investment in the Sri Lankan Hambantota port is normal business, India has remained alert. Further, Sri Lanka offered reassurances over the weekend that Chinese military activity would not be allowed at the port. Such words can be seen as diplomatic rhetoric to comfort India as Beijing and Colombo already have an understanding that the project is purely commercial.Nevertheless, India’s concern is a reminder that massive investment is fueling distrust of China’s increasing presence in the region. China is expected to further improve economic cooperation with Sri Lanka and such efforts are China’s response to the distrust from countries and the spreading of groundless rumors that Beijing has military ambitions in the Indian Ocean. (Colombo Gazette) read more

AG to file indictments on Mahendran Arjun before special court

The Attorney General (AG) has sought permission from the Supreme Court to file indictments on former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and nine others over the Central Bank treasury bond scam, before the Permanent High Court-at-Bar.The defendants listed are Arjuna Mahendran, former Central Bank Deputy Governor Paththinige Samarasiri, Perpetual Treasuries Limited, PTL owner Arjun Aloysius, CEO Kasun Oshadhi Palisena, Chairman Geoffrey Aloysius, Directors Pushyamithra Gunawardena, Chitta Ranjan Hulugalle, Muthuraja Surendran and Ajahn Gardiye Punchihewa.

Hagersville treatment centre destroyed by fire

A drug treatment centre in Hagersville has been destroyed by fire.Crews were called to the Native Horizons Treatment Centre on New Credit Road just before midnight Thursday night.Members of the OPP, Haldimand County fire and paramedics and Six Nations Fire Services all responded to the call.Officials say crews were able to extinguish the blaze and confirm no one was inside. No injuries were reported either.According to Ontario Provincial Police, damage is estimated at $400,000.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.The Ontario Fire Marshal has been notified.

Police blotter Man reports scam to police

Man alerts police to pornography scamA Norfolk County resident contacted police Friday after receiving an email from an unknown user demanding money.The email indicated that the victim’s accounts had been hacked and that they were in possession of their passwords. The email also indicated that they were aware of the adult websites that were visited by the male victim and if $1,200 in bitcoin was not forwarded, pictures and video of sites visited would be forwarded to everyone in his contact list.No money was forwarded and no personal information was provided.The victim realized that this was a scam and immediately contacted police after receiving the email.These types of messages are commonly known as scareware and are designed to create anxiety and complete shock for the computer owner resulting in the owner sending money, Norfolk OPP said in a media release.Police are reminding anyone that receives emails like this to be aware that it is just a scam.$15,000 damage to truckWater was poured into the gas tank of a pickup truck parked on Windham Road 11, Windham.The incident occurred between May 8 and May 11. The damage is estimated around $15,000.Investigation continues.Window smashedAt some point between 6 p.m. on May 11 and 11:10 a.m. on May 12 vandals smashed the rear window of a vehicle parked on a property on Patterson Street in Simcoe.Police continue to investigate.Purse stolen A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at the Simcoe Recreation Centre parking lot on Saturday afternoon.The purse’s owner had been volunteering at an event nearby when her unlocked vehicle was entered. Once inside, her purse containing personal and financial information along with a large quantity of Canadian currency was removed.Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.Driver and passenger facing chargesTwo people have been charged after police stopped and investigated a vehicle on Sydenham Street, Simcoe, on May 12 at 2:56 a.m.A 21-year-old woman from Wasaga Beach was charged with obstruct peace officer.A 33-year-old man from Norfolk County was charged with public mischief and personation with intent to avoid arrest, and prosecution or obstruct justice.Both are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.Man charged with having unmarked cigarettesA 21-year-old Caledonia man is facing multiple charges after being stopped by police.On May 11 around 12 p.m. Haldimand OPP were patrolling when a vehicle caught their attention. Officers followed and stopped the vehicle on Fife Street East, Caledonia.OPP investigation determined two different plates were on the vehicle but neither belonged to the vehicle.The driver was also accused of several offences including possession of unmarked cigarettes which were located inside the vehicle.The man is charged with fail to signal for turn, two counts using plates not authorized for motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s licence, failing to have an insurance card, and possession of unmarked cigarettes.He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date to answer to the charges. read more

The Secret To Nadals Dominance On Clay

3Roger FedererSwitzerland55.5 7Juan BalcellsSpain54.3 In particular, Dominic Thiem, who knocked out Nadal in Madrid, was able to significantly erode Rafa’s second-serve dominance with a 7-5, 6-3 win. It was the only match Nadal lost on clay this season.What have these players done to put a dent — however temporary — in Nadal’s second serve? To answer that question, we must first look at why it’s so dominant to begin with.In the men’s game at the pro level, the first serve is a statistical powerhouse. It’s a guessing game for the returner — a nightmare of speed, spin and precision. When a player connects on his first serve, he usually wins the point.When a player misses the mark, it’s time for the second serve. That’s when anything can happen and where break points are won. It’s the real contest. It’s also where Nadal is making everyone else look like fools, statistically speaking.What makes Nadal’s second serve so goodThe second-best second server on clay is John Isner, a 6-foot-10 acing titan who can hammer balls more than 150 mph. Many of the career leaders in this second-serve category are like Isner — they bring the heat. 2John IsnerUnited States55.7 The clay-court masters of the second serveCareer leaders in share of points won off second serves on clay courts Alexander Zverev2ndItalian Open38–– Source: ATP OpponentSetTournamentSecond-Serve Points Won 1Rafael NadalSpain56.7% 5Andy RoddickUnited States54.8 10Thomas MusterAustria54.0 8Stan WawrinkaSwitzerland54.2 Dominic Thiem1stMadrid Open40%–– Beating Nadal means beating back his second serveShare of second-serve points that Rafael Nadal won in the four sets he lost on clay this season Fabio Fognini1stItalian Open50–– Rafael Nadal is likely more dominant at clay-court tennis than any other athlete is at any one thing. Winning a set, let alone a match, against Nadal on clay can seem almost hopeless. As he nears 32 years old, he’s already won 56 clay-court titles and a record 10 French Open championships — with a chance to add an 11th next week.While his forehand is explosive and his backhand is relentless, it’s possible Nadal’s greatest advantage is that he turns an element of the game that’s a weakness for so many others into a weapon: the second serve. He has had more success on his second serve than any player in tennis history, and on clay, his prowess here is even more pronounced.In his career, Nadal has won 56.7 percent of his second-serve points on clay. In the past year, he’s upped that percentage to 66.4 percent.1Data reflects his numbers going into the French Open. On Thursday, Nadal advanced to the third round with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 win over Guido Pella. For most pro players, anything better than break-even on second serve is considered good. Nadal has taken the safety net of the sport and turned it into a battle ax.This also unlocks the secret to beating him on his favorite surface. Occasionally players can and do make Nadal more human in this area. Bringing him back to Earth by cracking into his second-serve points, players can make the King of Clay look more like … just a prince, let’s say.This clay-court season, Nadal has lost exactly four sets of tennis. Notice what happened to the percentage of second-serve points Nadal won in those four sets: 6Stefanos TsitsipasGreece54.4 But Rafa’s not about speed on the serve. He’s not even close to the ATP Tour leaders in aces. In fact, his 1.9 career aces per match on clay is the lowest on the table above. (Isner’s rate is 16.3.) Nadal averages around 110 to 115 mph on his first serve and less than 100 mph on this statistically dominant second serve. Very meh speeds.The elements that make his second serve so crushing, particularly on clay, are part intuitive and part mystery. Nadal plays left-handed — a topsy-turvy problem for players conditioned to a world full of right-handed serves. A lefty slice serve travels the opposite way of what players are used to.But slice isn’t the menace on clay that it is elsewhere because players have more time to get to balls on this surface. So if slice is mitigated, why would Nadal’s lefty slice be more potent on clay?John Yandell is a tennis editor and coach who has examined the spins and techniques of hundreds of professional tennis players. He analyzed Nadal’s serve spins and concluded that while Nadal’s second serve “has an element of topspin” and is “heavy” at around 4,000 rotations per minute, it’s not categorically different from other serves on tour, which combine slice and topspin.“Most likely it’s just Rafa,” Yandell said. “What he does after he puts the serve in play.”So the secret could be in what he’s doing when that second serve comes back — a shot sometimes called “the plus-one.”How to win points off his second serveRafa has become a master at managing space on European red clay, where balls travel so far off the bounce that the court plays bigger and wider. On returns, he famously stands far back behind the baseline to take a big swing at the serve, then repositions himself according to where his shot lands. Though he can’t start deep behind the baseline when he serves, he uses that same repositioning approach with his plus-one shot, taking advantage of errors by overzealous returners to dominate these second-serve points.At the French Open on Tuesday, Nadal won a straight-sets victory in what was considered a tough first-round match. He not only took 62 percent of second-serve points, he also tempted Simone Bolelli into going for too much on those points and committing an unforgivable 23 errors — with only four winners.So what about the tougher competition? In Rome on May 19, Nadal faced Novak Djokovic, one of the greatest returners in tennis. The two clashed intensely before Nadal won the first set in a tiebreak. It was a set in which Nadal hit a lot of second serves and won his usual high percentage of second-serve points. It’s also a good case study in what Nadal does so well here in terms of positioning.In this video, Nadal’s second serve puts Djokovic in a defensive position early. An extended rally ensues until Nadal sees his opportunity to step into the court and strike with a forehand winner.But even what Djokovic did above is preferable to the alternative, which is missing the return all together. If you can prolong the rally, at least you have a fighting chance: Contrary to his reputation, Nadal doesn’t do nearly as well in long rallies as he does in short ones.Take note, Rafa challengers. Dominic Thiem2ndMadrid Open29–– RKPlayerCOUNTRYSecond-serve point win share 4Borna CoricCroatia55.2 Source: ATP 9Juan Carlos FerreroSpain54.1 read more

Manchester United Pogba posts cryptic message

first_imgManchester United’s Paul Pogba has posted a cryptic message on social media following his team’s 2-1 victory over Leicester on opening night in the Premier League, according to ESPN.Pogba was named captain for the night opened the scoring with a coolly taken penalty as early as the third minute of the game.The 25-year-old performance was praised by club manager Jose Mourinho after featuring for 80mins despite only resuming training on Monday.Pogba posted an image on social media with the caption: “I’ll always give my best for the fans and my teammates regardless of what’s going on.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Pogba has been linked with a move to Barcelona and a return to Juventus as reports of a rift between him and Jose Mourinho continues.However, United insists the player isn’t for sale and won’t be entertaining offers for the World Cup winner. The Manchester United hierarchy are hoping that both player and manager to sort out all their differences as they look to challenge rivals Manchester City for the title this season.last_img read more

Temples reopened after lunar eclipse in Yadadri

first_imgYadadri: Temples in erstwhile Nalgonda which were closed on Tuesday evening due to lunar eclipse were reopened on Wednesday morning after performing Samprokshana (purification) event as per the rituals of Agama Shastra. The priests of the Yadadri temple performed Vishwaksena Puja and Shuddi Punyavachanam after conducting Samprokshana with water. Amid of chanting of Vedic hymns and traditional music, they opened the temple for devotees to have the darshan of the Lord Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy.last_img

Bowl in time or lose playoff spot Radical change proposed for Indian

first_imgThere has been a growing concern over the duration of the IPL matches and how teams are overshooting the time limit without any checks. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane have already been docked Rs 12 lakh for the infringements, but the matches keep going on even after the stipulated time limit.Speaking on the issue, SunRisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has suggested that deductions be made from the net run rate of a team if their over rate is slow as only this will force captains to be sharper. Moody also believes that fines and deductions might not be the solution for teams as clearly, IPL captains do not seem to be bothered.  Warner and BairstowIPL InstagramFormer England captain Michael Vaughan took to Twitter after the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals and said that the duration of the match should not be acceptable. T20 is a great product .. but games are now taking over 4 hrs .. Too long IMO .. The super over in Delhi took 30 mins !!!!! The 100 might just be the answer you never know …. #OnOn #IPL— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 3, 2019Responding to this particular Tweet, Moody said that fines and penalties are not helping the cause and that net run rate of the infringing team should be impacted. This practice has been started in the Caribbean Premier League and has helped increase the pace of the game.Kaif speaks about the issue Delhi CapitalsBCCI/IPLDelhi Capitals fielding coach Mohammed Kaif has raised the issue of franchises like KKR and KXIP subbing slower fielders with fast men during matches in order to improve their over rate and also increase the pace of the game. “We saw in the last game against KXIP also, Punjab doing the same thing- Sarfraz Khan did not come out to field the entire game. We thought the ball hit his gloves and then it was told its an injury. I do not know where he was injured, the umpires would know that. But this is a new method being used by teams. Teams are being smart and making this sort of changes which is not right, according to me,” Kaif said.Kaif also said that T20 was meant to be fast-paced and that too many meetings lead to wasting a lot of time and it also muddles with the mind of the players.”There are long meetings before the game and then, time is wasted on strategising field positions. This, in turn, confuses players and bowlers. It is better to leave them with a clear mind. Suddenly you can’t have ten people advising the player,” he explained.last_img read more

Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington reveals Jon Snows future at end

first_imgKit Harington as Jon Snow with Liam Cunningham as Davos SeaworthHBOFans have been trying hard to put the disappointing final season of Game of Thrones behind them. But the cast keeps bringing it back up to the forefront of their minds.Reportedly, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington was asked about his character’s last moment on the show during a pre-Emmys chat with The Hollywood Reporter. Fans have apparently wondered about the finale of Game of Thrones, in which Snow — having been relegated back to the Night’s Watch — left Castle Black and was seen heading beyond the Wall. Was he was going on a ranging mission? Was he merely escorting the Free Folk? Or was he leaving the Night’s Watch behind and rejoining the Wildlings to live with them?Turns out, that final assumption (which, admittedly, was the most popular consensus online) is correct.  Jon Snow and Daenerys TargaryenGame of Thrones Official Facebook”[S]eeing him go beyond the Wall back to something true, something honest, something pure with these people he was always told he belongs with — the Free Folk — it felt to me like he was finally free,” said the actor, who is currently nominated for the Emmys’ Best Actor in a Drama Series award. “Instead of being chained and sent to the Wall, it felt like he was set free. It was a really sweet ending. As much as he had done a horrible thing [in killing Daenerys], as much as he had felt that pain, the actual ending for him was finally being released.”We have to say that no matter how much the cast still tries to defend the final season, there was no excuse for the final episodes of season eight.last_img read more

Become a RealLife Guitar Hero With Fender Play

first_img Priceless 140-year-old guitar accidentally smashed in The Hateful EightUse an Arduino to send emails and write novels by rocking out on a guitar Stay on target In the late ’90s, I “learned” to play the guitar in front of the computer, strumming a bulky electronic pick over a tennis racket to the tune of “Dude Looks Like a Lady.”But Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is taking a more modern approach to first-time fretboarding.The company—famous for its stringed instruments and amplifiers—last week launched Fender Play, a video-based learning platform for desktop and iPhone.Designed to ease beginners through the learning process, the program features hundreds of instructor-guided video lessons to help anyone master chords and riffs “in minutes.”“Ninety percent of people who pick up the guitar will drop out after one year, and we see Fender Play as a solution to that challenge,” Ethan Kaplan, general manager of Fender Digital, said in a statement. New users are asked a variety of questions about preferred instrument and genre (rock, pop, folk, country, or blues?), allowing the creation of a comprehensive, customized curriculum of personal “learning paths,” according to the firm.Courses focus on a song-based method that teach core techniques, with added tips and tricks from artists like U2, Shawn Mendes, The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Meghan Trainor, and Carrie Underwood.“Our intuitive platform, whether used on its own or as a practice supplement to in-person lessons, allows first-time players and beginners to get started,” Kaplan explained. “It allows them to learn when and how they want in a digital setting with superior production and accuracy far surpassing your average online lesson video.”Fender Play, which requires a Wi-Fi or LTE connection, allows folks to choose which instruments, songs, and genres to study; track progress in real time, access a glossary of terms, chords, and videos; and more.“This is a pinnacle step for Fender Digital,” Kaplan said, boasting a continued progression “from analog to digital” to link offline and online experiences of playing.A digital syllabus was created by a panel of advisors from music programs, including the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California in Los Angeles.Novices in the US, UK, and Canada can sign up for a free 30-day trial; cancel at any time, or stick with your new hobby for $19.99 per month.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.  Click for Sound Video Loading Video Unavailable The video will start in 1Cancel Play now How to download The Sentinel’s new FREE app Watch Next Share this videocenter_img Video will play in  Click to playTap to play Watch again We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday April 5 Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Key EventsAir ambulance called to M6 crash17:1117:44More issues on the M6Slow traffic and one lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is blocked less than half a mile before J18. 17:43Person hit by train in BirminghamServices being diverted via Solihull on CrossCountry and trains not stopping at Coventry, and at Birmingham International due to person hit by a train at Marston Green. Tickets being accepted on local bus routes. 17:11KEY EVENTAir ambulance called to M6 crashThe scene of the M6 accident (Image: Highways England)The air ambulance was called to the M6 after a crash involving two lorries forced two lanes to close.Emergency services were called to the scene on the northbound carriageway between junctions 13 and 14, for Stafford at around 3.24pm.One of the drivers was trapped in his vehicle, but was freed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service crews and taken to hospital via land ambulance.Read more here.15:44Long delays on the M6Queueing traffic and long delays due to earlier accident on M6 Northbound between Stafford Services and J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), congestion on M6 to J13 A449 (Stafford South). Travel time is around 50 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened.Lane one (of three) was closed. All restrictions were lifted at around 15:25. Stafford Services is located between J14 and J15. 13:43Road blocked after fireA5005 Commerce Street Southbound is partially blocked due to building fire from A50 Market Street to Commerce Street.The one way system here is partially blocked to assist.13:15Check out this new £13.5 million care home – which even has its own pub!Residents preparing to move into a £13.5 million care village on the site of a former nightclub will have their own tea room, hairdressers – and pub.And the Belong facility in Newcastle – which will open its doors next week – will also play host to an exercise studio and therapy room alongside a gallery to celebrate the site’s past.Check out everything on offer there in our report. Staff prepare to welcome residents to the new care village12:56Man, 34, dies after being hit by train on way home from gigA 34-year-old man has died after being hit by a train after returning home from a gig.Drummer Asa Simpson, from Newcastle, was tragically killed early on Saturday morning (March 31).He was well-known across the area as a member of Stoke-on-Trent four-piece Exowaves.The band had played a gig at De Bees in Winsford the night before his death shortly after 8am.Asa Simpson was a drummer with Exowaves (Image: Twitter)12:16HUGE rise in scarlet fever in Stoke-on-Trent and StaffordshireAlmost 200 cases of scarlet fever have been reported in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire in the first three months of the year – TWICE as many as last year.New figures from Public Health England show there have been 171 suspected cases of the illness between January 1 and April 1.Read our full report here. 11:41Broken down vehicle on M6 SouthboundOne lane of the M6 is closed due to a broken down vehicle Southbound between J13 A449 (Stafford South) and J12 A5 (Gailey). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed.11:41Heavy traffic going into city centreThere is heavy traffic on Bucknall Road inbound from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre at the moment.11:21’I thought he was going to kill me’ – Stoke-on-Trent mum, 36, reveals how she was regularly attacked by nine-year-old sonA Stoke-on-Trent mum has told how she feared she could die at the hands of her nine-year-old son because of his violent and uncontrollable rages.Single mum-of-four Debbie appeared on ITV’s This Morning under the headline ‘I thought my son was going to kill me’ yesterday.Mum Debbie divided viewers on This Morning10:57Big changes at The Marzipan Pig!The owners of a much-loved city centre coffee shop and lifestyle store are preparing to close the business – to focus on their mouth-watering cakes.And customers are being invited to join Gav and Heather Tilstone for a special ‘cake smash’ to mark their last day at The Marzipan Pig later this month.Read more about it here.Heather and Gav Tilstone with some of the made-to-order cakes10:30Top story on The Sentinel website todayToday’s top story online, based on page views, is ‘Drug addicts and prostitutes’ caught on CCTV breaking into coin-operated toilets – weeks after they opened.The toilets were only recently opened to the public08:40Need some ideas to keep the kids entertained during this Easter break?Look no further than our list of 10 days out you can do from Stoke-on-Trent with just over £5 of petrol. You can get so much further than you think! We picked out some of our favourite spots that seem far away, but are actually surprisingly cheap and easy to get to. Days out with just a fiver of petrol – how far can you get?08:23Wheelie bin set on fire in Baddeley GreenHanley firefighters spent the early hours of the morning tackling a bin fire in Baddeley Green. The crew was called at 2.38am to a wheelie bin fire on Baddeley Hall Road. 08:10Emergency services attended two-car collision in Burslem where vehicle ended up on roofA car ended up on its roof after a collision on Moorland Road in Burslem, last night.Firefighters from Hanley and Sandyford attended the incident at 11.42pm. The Sandyford crew dealt with the aftermath of the two-car crash, but all people were out of the cars by the time they got there.07:46Morning everyoneThanks for being with us on April 5, 2018. We’ll be bringing you the latest news, traffic and travel updates, and more throughout the day.last_img read more