Former LSU Star Billy Cannon Has Passed Away

first_imgA wide-angle view of LSU playing Auburn at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of play between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Former collegiate football star Billy Cannon passed away peacefully in his home early Sunday morning the LSU football program announced. He was 80 years old.Cannon, a Baton Rouge native, was a legend in the LSU program who claimed the Heisman Trophy in 1959 as a halfback.He led the Tigers to the national championship in 1958 after finishing the regular season undefeated and beating Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, in which he scored all seven points for the Tigers (he even kicked the extra point).Cannon was later inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.Billy Cannon passed away peacefully in his home early Sunday morning. He was 80 years old. The entire #LSU family mourns with the Cannons and his loved ones. He will never be forgotten. #20 pic.twitter.com/pCcCbPTmEG— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) May 20, 2018Cannon went on the play for the Houston Oilers in the AFL and was a three-time AFL champion during his career. He led the AFL in rushing during the 1961 season before switching to the tight end position with the Oakland Raiders.Cannon’s No. 20 jersey was retired by the LSU Tigers in 1960.last_img read more

Virat Kohli on breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy record: It’s a by-product of a quality team

first_img Rohan Sen September 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 01:04 IST Virat Kohli is the first captain to lead an Indian team to a Test series sweep in the West Indies (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli became India’s most successful Test captain with his 28th winVirat Kohli ranks 3rd on the list of captains with most victories after 48 TestsThe win in Jamaica Test was also Kohli’s eighth triumph as India’s Test captain outside AsiaVirat Kohli was as humble as ever during the post-match presentation ceremony even after he was asked about the new record that he achieved in the sport, becoming India’s most successful captain in Test cricket.Kohli on Monday surpassed former India skipper MS Dhoni’s record with his 28th Test win as captain. Dhoni had 27 wins from 60 Tests as India captain, Kohli now has 28 from just 48 games which puts him third on the list of skippers with most wins after 48 games behind Steve Waugh (36) and Ricky Ponting (33).Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop, who was conducting the post-match presentation, reminded Kohli of his record but the 30-year-old chose to credit the team’s performance instead and refused to take any credits for India’s success under him.”Being the most successful Test captain? It’s a by-product of the team we have. Our bowlers are amazing. Shami was great, Ishant bowling his heart out, Jadeja bowling a long spell. Captaincy is just a ‘C’ in front of your name. It’s a collective effort,” Kohli said after the match.Kohli also hailed India’s all-rounder team effort as they outclassed the Windies by 257 runs in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 and consolidate their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table.”Pretty comprehensive again. Played really good cricket over four days. Getting result in the manner that you want is crucial. Were in some tricky situations. Took a lot of character from the boys collectively.”For us, it’s just the start of the Championship. Whatever’s happened in the past is irrelevant. Look forward to keep continuing playing good cricket,” Kohli said.advertisementTalking about individual performances, Kohli was particularly impressed with young Hanuma Vihari’s batting effort in the series. Vihari was adjudged Player of the Match for his maiden Test hundred in the first innings which saw him score 111 runs. He also finished as the highest run-scorer in the series with 289 runs from 2 matches at an average of 96.33 which included 1 century and two fifties.”Hanuma was the standout batsman in this game. Contributions all around. Was a game full of grit and determination. According to the surface it was a top class innings (Vihari). He’s someone who is sure of his game and it shows. Dressing room feels calm when he’s batting.”That’s a quality he possesses naturally. He’s willing to improve. Accepts and corrects his mistakes. Plays with a lot of heart. Always up to do anything for the team. It’s a very young career so far but he’s shown why he’s been backed and selected in this team,” Kohli said.Also Read | Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni record to become most successful Test captain for IndiaAlso Read | 2nd Test: India sweep series 2-0 vs West Indies Also Read | Jermaine Blackwood replaces Darren Bravo as concussion substituteFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs West Indies 2nd TestFollow MS DhoniFollow Virat Kohli captaincy record Virat Kohli on breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy record: It’s a by-product of a quality teamVirat Kohli on Monday became India’s most successful captain in Test cricket after their 257-run victory over West Indies in the 2nd Test in Jamaica.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Four Roses Small Batch Select Is the Newest Permanent Expression

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best American Liqueur According to the brand, Four Roses Small Batch Select will have a nose of raspberries, clove, and nutmeg and a palate that will feature flavors of apricot, ripe berries, vanilla, and light oak. You’ll be able to find cinnamon and spearmint on the finish.Elliott called this new released the “biggest addition” to Four Roses in its history (he became master distiller in 2015).“Small Batch Select certainly can be one of your special occasion bourbons, but we want it to be more accessible so you don’t hesitate to open up that bottle and enjoy it any time,” he added.“Small Batch Select certainly can be one of your special occasion bourbons, but we want it to be more accessible.”Outside of the states that it is being released in, there haven’t been many other details released about Small Batch Select. The price, for example, we can assume will be around or above that of Four Roses Single Barrel (which sells for upwards of $40, depending on where you are). The actual release date is also up in the air.If any of Elliott’s previous special edition releases are used to gauge to quality of what we’re about to get our hands on, then there are many things to look forward to in Four Roses Small Batch Select (especially when you consider Elliott himself considers this the biggest addition to the lineup since he came on board. The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make center_img For the first time in more than 12 years, Four Roses is adding a new permanent expression to its line in the form of Small Batch Select, making the total of four permanent expressions.Small Batch Select is a blend of six of Four Roses’ 10 recipes, non-chill filtered, and bottled at 104 proof, making the highest-proof permanent release from the brand, edging out Four Roses Single Barrel by 4 proof points. The bourbons used in the final product are, according to master distiller Brent Elliott, a mix of six- and seven-year-old spirits. The brand has yet to release which recipes are used in the final product. When it launches this spring, it will be available in Kentucky, New York, California, Texas, and Georgia; the distillery has plans to expands to other states after the initial launch.“We wanted to add something to our lineup that brings that pure experience you get with a non-chill filtered bourbon, while also showcasing some of our recipes and flavors that aren’t as forward facing in our other existing bottles,” Elliott said in a statement.Nose: Raspberries, clove, and nutmegPalate: Apricot, ripe berries, vanilla, and light oakFinish: Cinnamon and spearmint WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappylast_img read more

Costa Concordia Changes Hands

first_imgThe notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed on Sunday, July 27, at 3.40 pm.The deed rules that the sale is carried out for the specific purpose of demolishing and recycling the wreck as agreed and in accordance with the prescriptions set forth by the Authorities and in particular by the Ministry of Environment.Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Genoa Pra’-Voltri Port to congratulate the participants of the salvage project on a job well done.Press Release, July 28, 2014last_img read more

Fort St John Association for Community Livings Evening with the Stars

first_imgThe FSJACL plays a very important and integral roll in our community by providing support services and advocating for adults with developmental disabilities.Some of the roles of the FSJCL include supportive services in day programs, residential setting programs, home-sharing programs, job placement programs and one on one support in independent living.To view the FB page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Association for Community Living’s (FSJACL) Evening with the Stars and AGM is tomorrow night, Thursday, September 19, 2019.Held at the Lido Theatre the event starts at 6:00 pm, a night of celebrating differences and recognizing talents along with personal achievements.This is an evening where members of the FSJACL are awarded for their contributions to the association and the community.last_img read more

Being a fresh face in West Delhi might give me an edge

first_imgThe battle for West Delhi might very well be a formidable one, even though Balbir Singh Jakhar, AAP’s fresh face will go up against two seasoned politicians. In an exclusive interview with Abhinay Lakshman of the Millennium Post, Jakhar explains what he can bring to the table and why being a fresh face might actually give him an edge in West Delhi. Excerpts What is your campaign strategy looking like? Look, my first and foremost appeal to the people of West Delhi is to vote based on the party’s work and its manifesto; that is how democracies work everywhere. Whatever our government has promised, it has delivered. Starting from uplifting the poor, bringing water, electricity, to building infrastructure for health and education, the AAP government has achieved so much in this limited time with limited powers. So, my appeal is for people to vote for legislators who will go to parliament and raise questions on behalf of their electorate. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesWhat are some of the issues you will be focusing on while campaigning in West Delhi? Most importantly, we are looking at jobs for youth and education. If we are successful in making Delhi a full state, within three months we will be able to bring several lakh job vacancies for the youth to fill up. We have already written to the LG that there are currently around two lakh vacancies. So many of these vacancies are taken up by people from outside Delhi. If you look at any state in India, youth and residents there get first preference so that they get an opportunity to better their lives. But here, residents of the Capital city don’t get these jobs because Delhi is not a full state. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarYour opponents have both won the seat at least once. How do you think that will affect your chances? See, my opposition here does not bother me one bit. It would have been difficult for me if these candidates had actually done good work, for Delhiites and their electorate, but that is not the case. Even though I’m a fresh face, the AAP government has done a lot of good for the people, I have always been involved in social work. As a lawyer and as chairman of bar councils, I have worked for the electorate of Delhi and now I want to work for the people of West Delhi. In fact, the reason I might have an edge is that both of my major opponents have been in politics for so long and have failed to accomplish anything meaningful. What area will you focus on, if elected? Firstly, people here in West Delhi live in the countryside; most of them own land in some form. I am also from a zamindaar farmer family. Farmers’ issues here are something I understand and empathise with to a great extent. Moreover, the AAP government has done so much for them. In fact, the compensations that this government has fought to provide for farmers in cases of land lost due to natural disasters is something no other government in India has managed to do. Our party has always taken care of farmers’ needs, be it times when their yield was not good enough or when they didn’t have enough to feed themselves. So, this is something I promise to fight for if I get into parliament. The recent sealing drive in Mayapuri will surely be used by politicians in their campaign. How will you address the issue? Look, I am not going to unnecessarily politicise this incident. When it happened, I went down there and immediately applied myself to their problems, legally. Being a lawyer and having a legal background, we immediately went to court with the issue and that is where we have and will continue to argue our side of the matter. The legal work is what will get them results at the end of the day. And this is what I’ve told people in Mayapuri. I’ve assured them that no matter what the outcome is on May 23, I will continue to fight the legal battle for traders in Mayapuri. The AAP manifesto makes promises with a condition of Statehood. What happens if you are elected and fail to get statehood? We are in service of the “aam aadmi”, we serve at the pleasure of our electorate. And this principle is so strong within our party that our Chief Minister, himself does whatever is required to get work done for the people of Delhi. If a man like him can sit in protest for seven days to get better policies for Delhiites, then any of our parliamentarians can put in everything to fight for full statehood in Lok Sabha. Former governments and politicians have gone back on promises of statehood for Delhi. What I’m asking for is a chance to put up a fight in parliament for this cause. I am confident that we will be able to push it through.last_img read more

Threewheel driver shot at for failing to stop

The Police then opened fire injuring the driver on his shoulder.The driver was admitted to hospital for treatment. A three-wheel driver was shot at by the Police for failing to stop at a checkpoint in Gampaha today.The Police said the three-wheeler had been ordered to stop at the checkpoint in Gampaha but the vehicle had ignored the orders.

Maple Leafs excited for Nylanders return after contract extension

Some of William Nylander’s teammates arrived at the arena early before their Saturday night game against the Minnesota Wild, eagerly anticipating news of a contract extension that would bring the star forward back to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup.When coach Mike Babcock told them Nylander had signed a six-year deal, they were thrilled. Then they got their cell phones out.“Babs popped out of the office and said we signed him,” Mitch Marner said after Toronto’s 5-3 win in St. Paul. “Of course everyone nowadays just goes right to a phone, so about 20 of us go over, grab our phones. The next thing you know, you see the signing.“We’re all really excited about it. We can’t wait to get him back in Toronto.”  Nylander, a restricted free agent, signed moments before the 5 p.m. ET deadline Saturday, inking a deal that will pay him an average annual value of US$6.9 million, and allow him to play the rest of the season.His entry-level contract had expired July 1 and negotiations stretched through the summer and into the season, ultimately forcing the 22-year-old winger to miss a third of the 2018-19 campaign.“It’s great. It’s great news. We hope to get him here as soon as possible,” said star centre Auston Matthews. “He’s a big part of this team. Hopefully he gets us on a run here, get in a couple practices.“It’s the same thing coming back from injury — you need a couple games to kind of get going but I’m sure he’s been skating quite a bit and he’s excited to get back with his teammates and start playing some hockey games.”Toronto, labelled a Cup contender early on, has done well in Nylander’s absence, going 19-8-0 to sit second in the Atlantic Division after 27 games.The Maple Leafs have won four straight and eight of their last 10.“A lot of depth, guys obviously stepping up in big moments,” Matthews said of Toronto’s success despite missing Nylander. “I think that’s a big key to our team and something we have going for us that not a lot of teams do is having a lot of depth. When guys go down, other guys step up and we’ve got tons of skill to go with it.”Nylander is coming off back-to-back 61-point seasons, including a 2017-18 campaign that saw him score 20 goals and add 41 assists. The Calgary-born Swede has 48 goals and 87 assists for 135 points in 185 career games. Nylander has added two goals and six assists in 13 playoff outings.“I’m very happy. He’s a big part of the team. We’ve been saying that all along,” Marner said. “Having him back, it’s just going to add more fire to this team and make us deeper.“It’s exciting. I can’t wait to have him back. He’s a great player, so we’re excited about it.”The Canadian Press read more

Zambia Chamber of Mines launches extensive educational website

first_imgMiningforZambia.com has gone live featuring an exciting mix of  news and information about copper. The Zambia Chamber of Mines launched the industry website which aims to explain mining to ordinary people.MiningforZambia.com website is educational and extensive in  scope and content, and complements the Chamber  of Mines’ existing website – featuring latest industry news from Zambia and around the world, a live updated copper price, tracking of the price of other mineral resources and the Kwacha/US Dollar exchange rate, and features offering a deeper look into mining in the country.Chamber of Mines President Nathan Chishimba said: “It’s a world-first in the topics covered, the ease of reading and its daily round-up of news and financial information.“This powerful website is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the role of mining in the Zambian economy and society. We expect readers to return to the site daily, or at least weekly, to keep themselves updated – especially as we continue to add new content. It will appeal to all who follow the mining industry, be they experts or ordinary Zambians,” he said.MiningforZambia.com is part of an ongoing program of strategic, public engagement by the mining industry to promote a better understanding of the industry.The site covers core topics focused on Zambia’s mines, their economic and social contribution, interesting facts about the industry and more.It follows the launch of the booklet Understanding Mineral Royalty Tax (MRT) by the Chamber of Mines earlier this year.The Chamber also hosted a media conference in December 2015 to explain the causes and the consequences of the global mining crisis resulting from the economic slowdown in China, the world’s largest importer of copper and other industrial metals.MiningforZambia.com is the latest in several initiatives still planned by the industry.“Mining in Zambia is relatively under-reported, and there are deep and abiding misconceptions about what it actually does and its impact on society and the economy,” Chishimba said. “MiningforZambia.com aims to help correct that.”The website’s five key sections are:Understanding mining – which covers topics such as starting a new mine, the  capital-intensive nature of mining, and why  the copper price fluctuates on world marketsZambia’s mines – which gives an overview of the Zambian mining sector, the key role played by the “Big Four” mines, and their challenges and opportunitiesSocial contribution – which explains, through case studies, how mines contribute to the development of communitiesEconomic contribution – which explains how the industry contributes to fiscal and macro-economic development, and how it can stimulate local economic developmentDid you know – which is packed with  fun facts and mind-boggling statistics.It also has a library and downloads section – where open source/ free to use information are shared.  “We invite all Zambians to visit the website to learn more about an exciting and challenging industry which plays a critical role in the economy and society,” said Chishimba.last_img read more

EHF with Humanitarian Golf event and the 100000 shot at the Final

Apart from the regular scheduled games that will take place at the Final Four in Koln on the 26th and 27th of May, the European Handball Federation (EHF) is making sure that there is much more than that by organizing fantastic events for the fans, as well as a humanitarian action that is to help the German Cancer Aid.In cooperation with handball stars such as Christian Schwarzer, Stefan Kretzchmar and Bogdan Wenta, the EHF is organizing Golf event in which fans that are to win the eBay auction will get the chance to play with one of these stars a golf tournament. The auction is to be found at www.ebay.de/starsandcharity – and all interested should know that this option cannot be bought except by winning at the auction. More information are to be found at www.ehfFINAL4.com.Apart from this, the EHF in cooperation with the bookmaker bet-at-home.com is organizing an event during the final day of the tournament, in which six lucky fans will get a chance to shoot a handball through a hole from 7-meters. Should they score, a prize of $100,000 will be awarded to them. All they have to do is register at the bet-at-home.com stand in the LANXESS Arena.All of this will be “spiced” with the music of one of Europe’s greatest bands “Europe, known for their famous song “It’s the final countdown” – to be played specifically before the final game. ← Previous Story The result of the draw for the V Beach Handball WC in Oman! Next Story → Tihomir Doder joins HC Metalurg Skopje CologneEHFfinal fourKoln read more

Islam Slimani wants to end dry spell

first_imgThe former Leicester City footballer wants to leave Fenerbahce and go back to the English Premier LeagueIslam Slimani joined Leicester City in 2016. He has scored eight goals in 35 matches with the Foxes in the English Premier League.But he has been loaned twice this year.He went onto play with Newcastle United in four matches.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.And now he’s in Fenerbahce in the Turkish football league.“It’s a problem I’ve never had before,” he told Sports Witness about his current dry spell.“I never thought something like this would happen to me, especially when I was scoring very important goals.”“I want to solve this as soon as possible. Maybe this situation is creating extra pressure,” he concluded.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For May 29 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, May 29, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north in the afternoon.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. An Executive Sessions precedes the meeting at 6:15pm. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive from 1pm to 7pm at the Wilmington Friendship (Masonic Lodge) (32 Church Street). Walk-ins welcomed.In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.In The Community: Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.Live Music: Larry Gilbert performs at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street) beginning at 6pm.At The Library: No Public Programs.At The Senior Center: Computer at 9am. Zumba at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Mah Jong at 1pm. Gentle Yoga at 2:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm.Go Wildcats!: No Games. See the schedule HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Kareena Kapoor to Endorse Jewellery Brand PHOTO

first_imgJewellery brands in India have always signed top Bollywood actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Hema Malini, Sonam Kapoor and many others to represent them.The latest celebrity to join the league of endorsing a jewellery brand is Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan. Malabar Gold & Diamonds have signed in Kareena as the new brand ambassador of the group.”The epitome of beauty and style, the symbol of contemporary India and emerging youth, we are happy to announce Kareena Kapoor as the new Brand Ambassador of Malabar Gold & Diamonds. Her presence in our communication will enhance our brand equity and will help us to move seamlessly into the northern Indian market which is our focus for the coming years,” MP Ahammed, Chairman of Malabar Group, said.Malabar Gold & Diamonds is opening around 40 showrooms across the country in the coming months. The group will open its first showroom in Mumbai on 7 April.The next showroom will be opened in Rajkot, Gujarat, on 14 April. By mid-year, the group will open outlets in three other cities – Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Gurgaon.The company is planning to open a total of 100 showrooms across the country this year.   Kareena is apparently very fond of the brand and is very happy to be associated with it.”It is my pleasure to be the face of such a prestigious brand that has become synonymous with style, design, beauty and trust. I am immensely happy to be associated with Malabar Gold & Diamonds,” the actress said.Bollywood Dream Girl Hema Malini was the brand ambassador of the group for two years.last_img read more

Argos launches sameday delivery across UK in bid to woo Christmas shoppers

first_img Argos has launched a same-day delivery service across the UK seven days a week. It is the first British retailer to do so, as it bids to entice customers to its service ahead of the busy Christmas period.Rolling out its Fast Track Delivery and Fast Track Collection services, Argos states that 20,000 products will be available for same-day home delivery to customers from within their local area. For a flat fee of £3.95, customers will have four time slots each day in which to order their item, with any purchase ordered by 6pm promised to be delivered by 10pm the same day.Andy Brown, central operations director at Argos told IBTimes UK that the service was a unique offering in the UK and it would be offered beyond the Christmas shopping season.Argos is unique in that, rather than working from a central warehouse, were picking from the store thats local to you. The product is held locally which means we can pick it very quickly and can deliver it to the door from the store, he said.We think this service is particularly relevant at Christmas when youre shopping online and you want the certainty of knowing exactly when youre product is coming. However, for us it isnt just a Christmas offer. Were going to be launching this as a standard service, seven days a week, all year, added Brown.The announcement comes with 80 days to go until Christmas, a vital time for retailers to attract festive shoppers to use their services. Whilst Argos is not the fastest delivery service, with Amazon offering one-hour delivery in London and Birmingham to subscribers of its Prime service, they are the first major retailer to offer same-day delivery to any customers across all parts of the UK.In the financial year to February 2015, Argos sales were £4.1 bn ($6.27bn, €5.58bn) with the company employing some 29,000 people across the business. Closelast_img read more

Uncovered Remains At Forgotten Sugar Land Grave Site Tell Their Own Texas

first_img X 00:00 /00:57 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Archaeologists continue to learn more about who was buried in a forgotten cemetery in Sugar Land. They are currently exhuming and testing the 94 identified grave sites, which were first discovered in February 2018 during the construction of a Fort Bend ISD building. The graves have turned out to be quite the find, according to bio-archaeologist Catrina Banks Whitley, who is working at the Sugar Land site. “It really is just a very rare opportunity to learn about people, and learn about people that their life story is never really told,” said Banks Whitley. From testing done so far, experts say they believe the people buried were convicts that were forced to work the sugar cane fields in the area while they were serving time. Regional sugar cane production is how Sugar Land earned its name. Sugar cane was first produced through slave labor. After the Civil War, prison laborers were leased out to work the fields in lieu of slaves. Banks Whitley said the remains tested so far are all African-American males, except one, and some of their remains show musculoskeletal stress.“As you continue to do heavy labor over and over and over again, it will change the structure of the bones, but it will also change the attachments. So, we’re able to see how they were using the muscles and the type of labor they were doing,” said Banks Whitley. – / 3Fort Bend ISD is overseeing the work at the site and was granted permission to exhume the remains June 4th. Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre said the discovery has somewhat impacted the construction of the district’s James Reese Career and Technical Center. “At this point we do plan to open in one year, as on schedule,” said Dupre.Though the building’s dimensions have been affected. “We’re going to finish it a few feet shorter than as planned. If we tried to finish it it would intrude significantly upon the grave sites.”   Sharelast_img read more

Kuchipudi dancer set to dazzle Delhiites

first_imgNaureen Mehra, a dynamic and promising disciple of Dr(s) Raja, Radha and Kaushalya Reddy will be having her ‘Rangapravesham’ on November 21 at Kamani Auditorium.In the event tilted ‘Rangapravesham: A solo Kuchipudi dance recital’, she will enthrall the audience with her graceful and intricate dance moves during her first solo performance. The evening will start with an invocation of Lord Venkateshwara in the form of ‘Shree Venkateshwara Stothram’. This will be followed by ‘Dashavtara’ – a dance item which depicts the ten different avatars of Vishnu, the god of preservation. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe evening will preceed with ‘Tarana’, a Hindustani musical item, and a composition of the sitar maestro Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar. Raja and Radha Reddy have choreographed this item in Kuchipudi classical dance style. The dancer is depicted as a sculpture that comes to life and dances merrily at the temple’s celebration and in the end, feeling sad again freezes back into sculpture. The dancer’s ‘abhinaya’ skills will come to the fore in her performance on the popular sufi song ‘Chaap Tilak’ – a poem composed by Amir Khusro, a 14th century Sufi mystic. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveComing towards the end, the dancer will give a vibrant performnce of ‘Tarangam’, one of the most popular items from the Kuchipudi repertoire. In this performance, she will showcase her rhythmic footwork patterns by dancing on the rim of a brass plate, depicting famous stories from Lord Krishna’s childhood. Naureen has been training under her world renowned gurus since the tender age of seven years. The contributions of the legendary Kuchipudi dancing couple Padmabhushan Dr Raja Radha Reddy and Dr Kaushalya Reddy to the rich and vibrant cultural landscape of Delhi are immense. They are credited with training hundreds of students under their watchful eyes, so that they carry forward the rich heritage of Kuchipudi and one such student is Naureen Mehra.last_img read more

Django 30 is going async

first_imgLast year, Andrew Godwin, a Django contributor, formulated a roadmap to bring async functionality into Django. After a lot of discussion and amendments, the Django Technical Board approved his DEP 0009: Async-capable Django yesterday. Godwin wrote in a Google group, “After a long and involved vote, I can announce that the Technical Board has voted in favour of DEP 0009 (Async Django), and so the DEP has been moved to the “accepted” state.” The reason why Godwin thinks that this is the right time to bring async-native support in Django is that starting from version 2.1, it supports Python 3.5 and up. These Python versions have async def and similar native support for coroutines. Also, the web is now slowly shifting to use cases that prefer high concurrency workloads and large parallelizable queries. The motivation behind Async in Django The Django Enhancement Proposal (DEP) 0009 aims to address one of the core flaws in Python: inefficient threading. Python is not considered to be a perfect asynchronous language. Its ‘asyncio’ library for writing concurrent code suffers from some core design flaws. There are alternative async frameworks for Python but are incompatible. Django Channels brought some async support to Django but they primarily focus on WebSocket handling. Explaining the motivation, the DEP says, “At the same time, it’s important we have a plan that delivers our users immediate benefits, rather than attempting to write a whole new Django-size framework that is natively asynchronous from the start.” Additionally, most developers are unacquainted with developing Python applications that have async support. There is also a lack of proper documentation, tutorials, and tooling to help them. Godwin believes that Django can become a “good catalyst” to help in creating guidance documentation. Goals this DEP outlines to achieve The DEP proposes to bring support for asynchronous Python into Django while maintaining synchronous Python support as well in a backward-compatible way. Here are its end goals, that Godwin listed in his roadmap: Making the blocking parts in Django such as sessions, auth, the ORM, and handlers asynchronous natively with a synchronous wrapper exposed on top where needed to ensure backward compatibility. Keeping familiar models/views/templates/middleware layout intact with very few changes. Ensuring that these updates do not compromise speed and cause significant performance regressions at any stage of this plan. Enabling developers to write fully-async websites if they want to, but not enforcing this as the default way of writing websites. Welcoming new talent into the Djang team to help out on large-scale features. Timeline to achieve these goals Godwin in his “A Django Async Roadmap” shared the following timeline: Django Version Updates 2.1 Current in-progress release. No async work 2.2 Initial work to add async ORM and view capability, but everything defaults to sync by default, and async support is mostly threadpool-based. 3.0 Rewrite the internal request handling stack to be entirely asynchronous, add async middleware, forms, caching, sessions, auth. Start the deprecation process for any APIs that are becoming async-only. 3.1 Continue improving async support, potential async templating changes 3.2 Finish deprecation process and have a mostly-async Django. Godwin posted a summary of the discussion he had with the Django Technical Board in the Google Group. Some of the queries they raised were how the team plans to distinguish async versions of functions/method from sync ones, how this implementation will ensure that there is no performance hit if the user opts out of async mode, and more. In addition to these technical queries, the board also raised a non-technical concern, “The Django project has lost many contributors over the years, is essentially in a maintenance mode, and we likely do not have the people to staff a project like this.” Godwin sees a massive opportunity to lurking in this fundamental challenge – namely to revive the Django project. He adds, “I agree with the observation that things have substantially slowed down, but I personally believe that a project like async is exactly what Django needs to get going again. There’s now a large amount of fertile ground to change and update things that aren’t just fixing five-year-old bugs.” Read the DEP 0009: Async-capable Django to know more in detail. Read Next Which Python framework is best for building RESTful APIs? Django or Flask? Django 2.2 is now out with classes for custom database constraintslast_img read more

Costa Rica dengue epidemic sets alltime record for calendar year

first_imgCosta Rica broke its all-time record for dengue cases after the Health Ministry announced that as of Sep. 21, the number of dengue cases had reached 38,497.The Health Ministry made the announcement at a Friday press conference, noting that the most recent week’s numbers, coupled with additional cases backdated to previous weeks added 1,658 instances of the disease. The year 2007 held the previous high, with 37,798 cases according to the Health Ministry.Despite the high number of cases, mortalities remain low, with at most 13 suspected deaths from the virus in Costa Rica – a mortality rate of 0.03 percent.The ministry also reported 111 cases of severe dengue, which the World Health Organization (WHO) classified as including severe bleeding, plasma leaking, respiratory distress and organ failure.At Friday’s press conference, María Trejos, from the Health Ministry, said that cases have started dropping from historic weekly highs, despite being in the middle of the mosquito-loving rainy season, even in the worst regions such as the Pacific Northwest.“Regions such as Nicoya, where they are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week have seen a drop in the number of cases of the disease,” Trejos said.Previous weekly tallies had peaked at 2,300 cases in July and August. In each of the past three weeks reports have fallen below 2,000 cases.Though the official numbers do break 2007’s record, the ministry urged caution in interpreting the figures. Health officials said they are not testing every instance of dengue. Many of the reported dengue cases are merely suspected instances of the disease.Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus found in tropical regions from Asia to Latin America. It was first recognized in the 1950s in the Phillipines and Thailand, according to WHO. The virus often causes severe flu-like symptoms, including fevers, vomiting, weakness and headaches.The Health Ministry has reported that the high rate of infection this year is due to the presence of three strains in the country. As with most viral infections, the human body develops an immunity after surviving an attack. In the case of dengue, immunity to one strain does not provide immunity to the other strains.Though weekly incidence rates remain high, the ministry credited a broad education campaign with helping to lower those numbers during the peak of rainy season. Costa Rica’s government has held the position that community involvement in removing mosquito nurseries –small pools of standing water – as the primary tool in combating the epidemic. The government has advertisements in all media, a program with the Health Ministry, and has adopted elements of popular culture such as creating a “Dengue Merengue” and using the popular song from the band Calypso Limón, “Zancudo con dengue, ¡No me piques más!,” which means “Dengue mosquito, don’t bite me anymore.” The Culture Ministry held a contest for a video on dengue using the song, and here is the winner:Zancudo con dengueThe Health Ministry estimated it has spent $464,000 in 2013 on dengue advertisements. The overall message is to clean gutters, remove tires and manage any other receptacle or area where water might accumulate.Costa Rica is not alone in facing a dengue crisis in 2013. Honduras declared a state of emergency on dengue in July. The New York Times reported that millions could have the virus in India. Facebook Comments Related posts:Panama will use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue Mosquito-borne dengue targeted by antibody with hope for vaccine Zika alert: Costa Rica increases surveillance of travelers entering the country Costa Rica’s inclusion in Zika travel warning has tourism leaders worriedlast_img read more

Egypt Owner of belly dancing TV station arrested

first_img Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How men can have a healthy 2019 Still, mothers and grandmothers traditionally teach young girls belly dancing at home, particularly by watching old black-and-white movies that made earlier generations of belly dancers household names in Egypt.Early Thursday, Egyptian vice police raided an apartment in central Cairo where the station’s owner, Baligh Hamdy, had been running the operations and recording most of the videos, the security official said. Police confiscated tapes and video equipment and arrested Hamdy.The official said Hamdy would record the videos and send them over the Internet to his partners in Bahrain and Jordan, who would in turn broadcast them on the station’s satellite TV, making it accessible in Egypt and elsewhere.The raid was prompted by complaints from viewers, the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.Besides the belly dancing, the station also carries advertisements for sexual enhancement products and matchmaking messages.Hamdy is accused of airing ads that offend public decency, the official said.While Egypt has grown increasingly conservative over the years, many rights groups fear an Islamist political class growing in influence may push for more censorship and use laws that vaguely define offending public decency to clamp down on the arts and freedom of expression. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Comments   Share   Associated PressCAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s vice police on Thursday arrested the owner of a belly dancing TV station on suspicion of operating without a license, inciting licentiousness and facilitating prostitution, a security official said.The station, ElTet, broadcasts videos 24 hours a day of scantily clad belly dancers giving sultry performances to live in-studio music. Available on satellite TV for more than a year, the station has gained a dedicated following, in part because it shows a quintessentially Egyptian art form that has grown increasingly inaccessible for many people in the country, having been largely relegated to expensive clubs and hotels as the country has grown more conservative in recent few decades. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Retiring Aussies heading to Malaysia

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: A.N Retiring is a step in life that we either look forward to or dread, but the idea of getting old just got better with Malaysia being ranked the third best country to retire in.Based on such factors as health facilities, overall cost of living and benefits for retirees, Internationalliving.com gave Malaysia bronze (Ecuador came in first and Panama second), with those surveyed making special mentions for the country’s great restaurants, tropical climate and entertainment value.Those who have already set up their homes in Malaysia said that English being widely spoken made it easier for them to become accustomed to their new lives as well as make friends. Moreover, the excellence of medical services, as well as their reduced price tags, made Malaysia an even bigger draw card for those wanting to relax and perhaps rehabilitate.To help make Malaysia an easier choice for people to retire in, a program named ‘Malaysia My Second Home’ has been set up which allows travellers a renewable 10-year Social Visit Pass, making eternal sunshine and laksa just a few clicks away.last_img read more