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Deadline Fast Approaching for 2019 Great American Defense Communities Program

first_imgYour last opportunity to apply to join the 2019 class of Great American Defense Communities (GADC) is this Friday, Oct. 26! The 2019 GADC application can be found on the ADC website. The initiative recognizes the unique contributions communities that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members and their families. The 2019 class will be announced in November. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

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Denali National Park road partially reopened after large mudslide

first_imgThe National Park Service is partially re-opening the road into Denali National Park where a large mudslide crossed it near mile 67, west of the Eielson Visitors Center on Saturday. The agency reports that crews working around the clock over the weekend, were able to clear a lane through the one hundred foot long slide of mud and debris. Visitors who had been stranded west of the slide were able to get out Sunday, and traffic was also allowed through again at 8 this morning. Another opening is scheduled for 6 tonight.Listen nowlast_img

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RIMS sanitation staff agitates for full salaries

first_imgOngole: About 130 sanitation workers on outsourcing at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ongole staged a dharna on Thursday demanding the hospital management and contractor provide full salaries, PF, ESI and other facilities as per the rules and guidelines by the government. The RIMS Sanitation Employees Union leader explained that the contractor is paying them just Rs 6000 to 7000 through bank accounts but taking sign on empty vouchers with revenue stamps. He said that they are not receiving any ESI and PF services by the contractor and said that he is threatening them when questioned about their rightful facilities as per the government rules. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us He said that the contractor locked up four female workers on Wednesday in a room for agitating in front of the hospital and demanding the RIMS superintendent for justice. He said that as per the promise of the RIMS superintendent Dr Gopinath, they went to work on Wednesday calling off the protest, but the contractor threatened them. On Thursday, the contractor tried to bring outsiders for work by paying Rs 500 per shift and asked them to complain to whomever they have confidence. The sanitation workers demanded the RIMS management to see the contractor pays them a full salary as per the rules along with the ESI, PF and other facilities and warned that they will continue the agitation until their demands are fulfilled.last_img read more

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Thaw in US Cuba Relations Offers Local Economic Opportunities

first_imgD.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton supports U.S. diplomatic ties to Cuba. (Courtesy Photo)On July 1, President Obama announced that the U.S. is ending the stalemate with Cuba. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), among other people and groups, praised the president for his actions in restoring relations with the island nation.“The announcement of re-opening embassies and re-establishing diplomatic relations is a historic moment for the U.S. and Cuba as we move toward reshaping our relationship to meet conditions in the 21st century,” Norton said. “A U.S. embassy in Havana is the best way to continue our efforts to support the desire of the Cuban people for democracy and increased economic opportunities. Re-opening the embassies at the very least can begin Cuba’s exposure to American values and democratic principles.”The U.S. embassy is scheduled to open in Havana on July 20. The Cuban embassy in D.C. will open on the same day.America and Cuba relations were on solid ground until revolutionary leader Fidel Castro kicked out the unpopular dictator Fulgencio Batista in early 1958 in a violent overthrow. Castro was declared prime minister of Cuba on Feb. 16, 1959, and began to take a leftist position on world affairs, such as aligning his country with the Soviet Union in the Cold War and supporting progressive people-oriented power movements and leaders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.Throughout his decades in power, Castro supported Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress in South Africa, and liberation movements in Angola and Zimbabwe.On June 29, 1984, the Rev. Jesse Jackson persuaded Castro to release 16 American prisoners that were detained in Cuba. Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan has visited Cuba several times and is treated as a head of state while there.The Congressional Black Caucus has long questioned the value of the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba (imposed on Oct. 19, 1960) and, if Obama selects an ambassador to the country, political observers say that it could be U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), because of her passion in restoring ties with the country.“I am glad to be co-sponsoring ‘The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act’ and ‘Free Trade with Cuba Act’ to forge a new path forward,” Lee said recently.In addition, Cuba has a large African descent population, with estimates as high as 62 percent of Cubans possessing Black blood, according to a study by the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami. Measuring the Afro-Cuban population is complicated because many dark-skinned Cubans consider themselves Hispanic and not Black.Despite the enthusiasm for re-establishing ties with Cuba, many conservative Republicans, a few Democrats, and many mainland Cubans are opposed to Obama’s initiative. They oppose any attempt to negotiate with the Castro regime because of its repressive human rights violations.The opponents vow to block any ambassador that Obama names to the country and to keep the trade embargo in place.However, there is a movement in the District to embrace Cuba. University of the District of Columbia Interim President James E. Lyons recently announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the university and the University of Havana. The universities will start their collaboration in January 2016 and will have an exchange program among their academic and administrative staffs, researchers, visiting scholars, as well as professional, graduate and undergraduate students.“The initial areas of agreement will be between UDC’s David A. Clarke School of Law and the Law College at Havana University, where Fidel Castro attended law school more than 70 years ago,” Lyons said.The arrangement was initiated and coordinated by UDC’s law school’s dean, Shelley Broderick.D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large), who chairs the council’s Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, said that Obama normalizing relations with Cuba is a good thing.“It opens up borders and opens up opportunities for trade,” Orange said. “There are opportunities for travel and tourism with Cuba and that will benefit everybody in the city.”Andy Shallal, the owner of the successful Busboys and Poets franchise in the Washington region, said he is excited about re-establishing ties with Cuba. “I would love to open up a Busboys and Poets in Havana,” Shallal said.last_img read more

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Crash Bandicoot almost had a major theme park ride

first_imgCrash Bandicoot almost made the leap to animation and theme park rides, but fell just short of the finish line.In the ’90s, Crash co-creator David Siller worked at Universal Studios as a producer alongside Naughty Dog and the force behind Playstation 4, Mark Cerny, to more fully develop the character. Back then, long before Uncharted and The Last of Us, Naughty Dog was just Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin, who had signed a three-game deal with Universal Interactive Studios. In addition to the game, the character almost made the transition from consoles to home televisions, and most intriguingly, a ride at Universal Studios.“The discussion at that time was if the game was successful then this animation was a somewhat prototype to further flesh out ideas for a possible cartoon series and inclusion into the game,” explains Siller. “A Crash Bandicoot attraction was also discussed as our offices were right next door to where Universal Theme parks maintained a creative office to plan new park attractions.”As anyone who watched cartoons or went to Universal Studios in the ’90s knows: it didn’t come to pass. Siller says that once Universal Interactive Studios licensed Crash to Sony, the company put the kibosh on the animation, specifically because they were strictly going for a CGI game plan that didn’t fit with the more traditional 2D animation seen above.Don’t feel too bad for Crash, though. While he might not be up there with Mario and Sonic these days, there was a time when he was generally considered the main star of the original PlayStation console. Over the years, Crash has starred in a variety of games and even became the property of Activision for a time, but is currently back at Sony where there has been talk about bringing him back in an updated fashion. Maybe they can use the theme song from that cartoon to open the new adventure!last_img read more

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Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition Same Phone with Different Batteries

first_img Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Not DIY FriendlyFactory That Made Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Catches Fire Stay on target Ever wonder what happened to all those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones recalled last year after they began exploding?Some found a new life as refurbished handsets offered for rental. Others, it appears, were reborn as the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition.Teardown experts iFixit got their hands on the new device—only 400,000 of which are on sale, exclusively in South Korea.“And in case you were wondering—no, there isn’t a tiny fan in there to help prevent battery fires. (We checked.)” iFixit wrote in a blog post.There are, however, subtle differences between the new Fan Edition and its combustible predecessor.“At first glance, it seems like nothing has changed,” the company reported.That is, until you pry off the “nasty glass panel” and take a closer look at the restored hardware: Inside is a new, albeit smaller, battery. Clocking in at 3,200mAh (versus the original Note 7’s 3,500mAh), the petite power source is apparently enough to make the phone safe again.New Fan Edition battery (left) weighs in just under the original power source (right) (via iFixit)The only other hardware disparity is a revamped antenna pattern—likely intended for compatibility with Korean cellular networks.“The Fan Edition inherits just about everything else from the Note 7, including its repairability score,” according to iFixit, which awarded Samsung’s latest gadget a measly four-out-of-10 rating.While many components are modular and can be easily replaced, that pesky battery remains barricaded behind a glued-on rear panel.“No easy pull-to-remove adhesive tabs in sight—which feels like a misstep,” iFixit’s Sam Lionheart wrote in the blog. “A non-removable battery made the Note 7 recall particularly messy. So, why double down and lacquer your replacement battery into the phone again?”Plus, front and back glass “make for double the crackability,” the teardown said.But unless you’re thinking of moving to Korea, there is little chance US consumers will ever get their hands on the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, available in black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum, and silver titanium for about $615.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Irregular dimming of a young stellar object investigated by astronomers

first_img(Phys.org)—New research conducted by a team of astronomers, led by Simone Scaringi of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, examines peculiar dimming of a newly found young stellar object designated EPIC 204278916. The study tries to explain the nature of these dipping events observed in the object’s light curve. The results were published Aug. 25 in a paper available on arXiv.org. Astronomers discover a giant inflated exoplanet orbiting a distant star Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: The peculiar dipping events in the disk-bearing young-stellar object EPIC 204278916, arXiv:1608.07291 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1608.07291AbstractEPIC 204278916 has been serendipitously discovered from its K2 light curve which displays irregular dimmings of up to 65% for ~25 consecutive days out of 78.8 days of observations. For the remaining duration of the observations, the variability is highly periodic and attributed to stellar rotation. The star is a young, low-mass (M-type) pre-main-sequence star with clear evidence of a resolved tilted disk from ALMA observations. We examine the K2 light curve in detail and hypothesise that the irregular dimmings are caused by either a warped inner-disk edge or transiting cometary-like objects in either circular or eccentric orbits. The explanations discussed here are particularly relevant for other recently discovered young objects with similar absorption dips. EPIC 204278916 light curve. The system was observed for over 78.8 days at 29.4 minute cadence. The units on the y-axis are electrons/second, and can be converted to Kepler magnitudes Kp using the conversion found in the Kepler Instrument Handbook. The top panel shows the full light curve, whilst the bottom panel zooms into the first 25 days of observation where the dipping events are observed. Credit: Scaringi et al., 2016. © 2016 Phys.org EPIC 204278916, is a young, pre-main-sequence star, about 5 million years old, of spectral type M1, located in the Upper Scorpius sub-group of the Scorpius-Centaurus OB association. It is the size of our sun in diameter, but has only 0.5 solar masses. This young stellar object was discovered by NASA Kepler spacecraft’s prolonged mission known as K2, during its Campaign 2 between Aug. 23 and Nov. 13, 2014. Moreover, follow-up observations made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile revealed that EPIC 204278916 also has a resolved tilted disk.In a recent paper, Scaringi and his colleagues analyze the data provided by K2 and ALMA regarding EPIC 204278916, available in the Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog (EPIC) and the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescope (MAST) archive, with the aim to examine the object’s light curve and its irregular dimmings in detail.”We examine the K2 light curve in detail and hypothesize that the irregular dimmings are caused by either a warped inner-disk edge or transiting cometary-like objects in either circular or eccentric orbits,” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the data provided by K2, EPIC 204278916 exhibited irregular dimmings of up to 65 percent for about 25 consecutive days out of 79 days of observations. The researchers also noted that when it comes to the remaining days of observation, this variability is highly periodic and could be attributed to stellar rotation.One of the two most plausible explanations offered by the astronomers to explain the irregular dips in the object’s light curve is that they are caused by non-axisymmetric structures in the inner disk edge occulting EPIC 204278916. Due to the fact that these dimmings are at a level of up to 65 percent, the occulting material must have a large scale height comparable to the size of the object.The researchers also noted that the dips in young stellar objects like EPIC 204278916 might be caused by transiting circumstellar objects. They emphasized that if transiting cometary-like bodies are responsible for the observed dips, the events are most likely occurring close to periastron passage.However, more observations are definitely needed to fully understand the mysterious behavior of EPIC 204278916. Moreover, further continuous photometric and spectroscopic monitoring of this system for subsequent dipping events will help determine whether this behavior is periodic or not.”It is clear that further observations of EPIC 204278916 and other young stellar object dippers will be required in the future, both photometric and spectroscopic, in order to establish their true origin. In particular, it is important to determine whether the observed dips in the K2 light curve of EPIC 204278916 are observed again, in which case infer their recurrence timescale and spectroscopic properties,” the team concluded.The researchers could soon get the opportunity to revisit EPIC 204278916, as in 2017 the K2 mission could re-observe the Scorpius-Centaurus OB association during the planned Campaign 15. 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Drivers long road at CIA ends with stories to tell

first_img Facebook Comments Mr. Thornton, 79, seen earlier this month on his next-to-last day of work for the CIA, retired recently after almost 45 years of driving for the agency. Courtesy of CIA Mr. Thornton, 79, seen Dec. 21, 2013 at his home in Fort Washington, Md., retired recently after almost 45 years of driving for the CIA. People at the agency who didn’t know his name called him “The Hat Man.” Washington Post photo by Sarah L. Voisin No related posts.center_img WASHINGTON, D.C. — The way Mr. Thornton tells the story, it was shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, and he suddenly needed to drive the CIA’s No. 3 official to a secret location three hours away in Virginia. His boss, A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard, was running late, so Mr. Thornton — a fedora-wearing septuagenarian who everyone, even agency directors, called by that honorific — would need to use his lead foot.“It was at one of these undercover places, and we were doing 80 miles per hour. One time, I hit 100. But I got Buzzy there 15 minutes before the meeting,” said Mr. Thornton, 79, who insists he cannot remember much else about the drive and why the meeting was so urgent. “All I knew about it was that it was a secret place,” he said. “That’s all I can say.”Mr. Thornton never ran spies. (So he says.) He never interrogated a terrorist suspect. But in his nearly 45 years at the CIA — a tenure that ended Dec. 20 when he retired — the Prince George’s County, Md. man worked as an agency driver and became a fixture at the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Va. In his first two-plus decades, he operated agency shuttle buses, picking up CIA employees around Washington and dropping them off at government facilities. And in the last 17 or so, he chauffeured the agency’s executive director — “ExDir,” in agency parlance — as well as other agency officers.Up until late December, Mr. Thornton occupied an unsung role in the national security establishment. Mr. Thornton was an unarmed CIA driver with top-secret security clearance who every day happened to hold in his hands the lives of elite spymasters — his “principals,” as he dutifully calls them.What did Mr. Thornton overhear in all those trips with the CIA’s senior executives?“You learn not to be too curious,” he said, with a slight grin.“I saw history change all the time, directors and executive directors come in and leave. I was there when things happened,” he said. “But you couldn’t go up and down the street saying you were there. I know it. The people I was hauling know it.”At Langley, Mr. Thornton walked the agency’s seventh floor of senior executives, popping into offices, clad in Burberry or Joseph Abboud suits and red or brown bowlers or fedoras. On his breaks, he routinely could be found in one of the back tables at the agency’s Starbucks, chatting with fellow drivers. (Yes, the CIA has, among other chain eateries, a Starbucks, replete with Aimee Mann music and highly vetted baristas.) Those who didn’t know him by name simply called him “The Hat Man.”In his nearly half-century at the CIA, Mr. Thornton witnessed his employer generate headlines frequently. Some of the people responsible for those headlines were the very people he was driving around.Some of the stories hit close: One of his former principals, Kyle “Dusty” Foggo, pleaded guilty in 2008 in a federal corruption case for steering agency contracts to a friend. “Some people have said to me, ‘Well, you were hauling Dusty around, and he was wheeling and dealing,’ Mr. Thornton said. “I just said I was the driver. I didn’t have the slightest idea what was going on.”Foggo, who declined to be interviewed, said in an email: “Mr Thornton, besides being the best dressed person in the agency, was a man whose kindness, humility, and humanity for others often made me wish I was working for him.”Mr. Thornton said one event, more than others, stayed with him: in January 1993, when a Pakistani immigrant shot and killed two agency employees at a red light outside the headquarters. “I had stopped at a McDonald’s and was on the way back to headquarters. I was in the fourth car behind the guys that got shot,” Mr. Thornton said. “The shooter came down the line and was shooting at people. And then he jumped in a car, and they didn’t know where he went. I was scared.”Other memories are more comical. Once, Mr. Thornton recalls, he had to pick up Krongard at a government facility somewhere in Northern Virginia, and suddenly, George Tenet, then the agency’s director, hopped in the back of his car, ditching his armed security.“Tenet just said something like, ‘Let’s go! Put the pedal to the metal!’” Mr. Thornton said, laughing. If Mr. Thornton overheard anything juicy from his principals, the talk likely centered on who was getting which job. “There could be discussion that you were going to promote Joe to John’s job,” Krongard said. “In the agency, that’s worth its weight in gold, rather than whether we’re going to run a coup in some country because that’s business as usual and won’t affect anyone.”One morning this month, Mr. Thornton sat down for his Starbucks routine and was joined by his pony-tailed colleague Bruce, who drives the agency’s general counsel. (The agency asked The Washington Post not to reveal Bruce’s last name because he still works there.)It was about 9 a.m., and Mr. Thornton had just returned from ferrying an agency employee back and forth to the Pentagon.Suddenly, they saw a person sit down next to them carrying a bag with a lock on it.“Sometimes, you see a guy. He looks like a real nerd! Then you see a lock bag and you wonder, what’s in there?” Bruce said, laughing.“That’s small fry. I do the big guys. But if that bag gets out from you, then you are done,” Mr. Thornton said very seriously. “Let me tell you. You are done.”Like other drivers, Bruce views Mr. Thornton as a father figure. At some point after Bruce was hired several years ago, Mr. Thornton pulled him aside. “He shut the office door. He laid down rules. He said, ‘Come to work on time. Wear a tie. Get your shoes shined. Mind your business,’ ” Bruce said. “Some of those things I tell my kids.”The drivers, after all, undergo polygraphs, which Mr. Thornton rarely minded. “They strap you in and put all this junk on you,” he said, with a chuckle. “They ride on you, like ‘What’d you hear in the car?’ and ‘Have you been overseas?’ But I really can’t discuss what they ask you.”Mr. Thornton grew up in Leesburg, Va. as one of 16 children, the son of a domestic worker and farmer. He and his twin sister were the first in their family to earn a high school diploma, graduating in the early 1950s from the all-black Douglass High School in Leesburg. His first job: working as a janitor at Melpar, an engineering government contractor.Then, he got hired as a messenger at the Institute for Defense Analyses, a nonprofit corporation that operates federally funded research centers for the government. In that job, he often traveled to the CIA to pick up library books, he said. On one of his CIA trips, he learned the agency was hiring drivers, for better pay. He applied and got the job.On June 8, 1969, back when Richard Helms was director, Mr. Thornton began his CIA marathon and became one of the longest-serving employees at the agency.He was one of a small number of black employees at the agency during his first several years on the job. Sometimes, he said, it felt as though “you drove a car, you moved furniture, or worked in the mail room, those were the only jobs you could get as a black person there.” Still, Mr. Thornton said he always felt embraced his supervisors and colleagues.The first No. 3 official whom Mr. Thornton drove around was Nora Slatkin, the first woman in the agency’s history to hold that position. When she interviewed him to be her driver, Mr. Thornton said she specifically told him she didn’t like how her last driver got out of the car on the side of the road to give her privacy when she spoke on the phone.“She said she needed to trust me,” he said. “She was busy and she had to be where she needed to be.”Other top agency bosses say Mr. Thornton knew exactly the tone to set, especially on solemn occasions. Michael Morell, the former acting director, remembers that Mr. Thornton drove him and his wife to a funeral wake for Rachel Dean, a CIA support officer from Virginia killed in 2006 in a traffic accident in Kazakhstan. “The wake was a couple hours outside Washington, it was raining very hard, the highway was filled with cars,” Morell recalled. “Not easy driving. But he got us there on time. He knew the significance of where he was taking us.”V. Sue Bromley, the agency’s No. 3 official until earlier this year, said she most remembers Mr. Thornton driving her to Dover Air Base in Delaware to watch the remains of fallen officers come home. “He knew it was hard. He knew when or if you wanted to talk. And if you wanted to say how it had gone, he’d listen,” Bromley said. “He was my safe harbor.”Mr. Thornton said he’ll never forget the time in 2012 when Bromley brought him into her office. His son had just died from a heart attack — the third of his four children to pass away. “She closed her office down and all the secretaries left,” Mr. Thornton said, his eyes watering. “She said how bad she felt. It was good for me to talk to her, and good for her.”Now, Mr. Thornton is spending more time with his second wife, Dianne Thornton, a retired Montgomery County, Md. school principal. No more 3:30 a.m. wake-up times. No more 5 a.m. arrival times. No more 12- or 13-hour days. No more being on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now it’s time for vacations in Florida or overseas. To this day, Dianne doesn’t question what her husband did exactly for CIA. Was he more than a just driver — perhaps a covert operative? At that question, his wife uttered a word not even people at the agency use.“That,” she said, “is not my Bernard.”© 2013, The Washington Postlast_img read more

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On at least four other occasions during key moment

first_imgOn at least four other occasions during key moments in Raiders losses, Carr made plays which brought scrutiny and questioned his judgment.• Raiders promote WR Saeed Blacknall to active roster (RaidersWire.com)Blacknall was signed by the Raiders as an undrafted free agent from Penn State. However, he did not make Oakland’s initial 53-man roster. Once he cleared waivers, the Raiders stashed him on the practice squad for the rest of the season.• Derek Carr still a good sport despite rocky 2018 season for Raiders (RaidersWire.com)Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been nominated by his team for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. The award had its inaugural year in 2014, and this is Carr’s third time being Oakland’s representative to the NFL.Carr hopes to join former Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson as a recipient of the award. Players are first nominated by their team’s media relations department, and a panel of former players will select eight finalists, according to the Raiders’ official website.• Raiders QB Derek Carr approaching most losses ever in first 5 seasons (RaidersWire.com)Most of the time, it’s a good thing to set records in the NFL. However, Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr is getting dangerously close to a setting a record no quarterback wants to be associated with. Oakland Raiders fan Pablo Navarro, aka 2Zack, poses for photographs in the O.co Coliseum parking lot before an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) If there’s an NFL team having a more painful year than the Arizona Cardinals, the Oakland Raiders would probably be the top candidate.Oakland prepares for a Week 11 visit to State Farm Stadium on Sunday with just one win to the Cardinals’ two.Under first-year coach Jon Gruden, the Raiders began the year trading away one of the year’s premier pass-rushers in Khalil Mack. They doubled down on dealing talent by trading receiver Amari Cooper two weeks back. And a week ago, the team released veteran defensive end Bruce Irvin. Part of the reason for their scoring woes has been their struggles in the red zone. They are converting their red zone trips into touchdowns just 42 percent of the time, 29th in the NFL. That will need to improve if the Raiders want to become even an average offense.• Raiders RB Jalen Richard continues to impressive in the passing game (RaidersWire.com)While a lot of Richard’s receptions come when the Raiders are in a hurry-up situation, the team would be wise to use him earlier in games and more frequently. He’s averaging 8.3 yards per reception, and with a catch percentage that high, it is way more efficient to throw him the ball, rather than hand it off to Doug Martin. • Can Marcell Ateman boost depleted Raiders’ receiving corps? (Mercury News)With receivers Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant questionable against the Cardinals, rookie Marcell Ateman will finally get his chance to shine.• Which Raider player deserves to make the Pro Bowl in 2018? (RaidersWire.com)The Raiders have had as dreadful of a 2018 season as the Cardinals. They don’t have a sure Pro Bowl lock like Patrick Peterson and their pickings are slim without Khalil Mack in the fold anymore.Wednesday, November 14• Raiders in driver’s seat for No. 1 draft pick (is that a good thing?) (ESPN NFL Nation)As it stands now, the current draft order has the Raiders going first, followed by the San Francisco 49ers, the New York Giants, the Cardinals and the New York Jets.The trick, then?“We have to nail those picks,” Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN.com recently.“If you’re building, you have to build through the draft. You have to do it with your own players.”• Assessing latest `What the heck was that?’ decision from Raiders’ Derek Carr (The Mercury News)Deliberately throwing an incomplete pass on fourth-and-5 against the Los Angeles Chargers isn’t the first time Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has had his decision-making called into question this season. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling • Raiders mailbag: ‘Is Carr gonna be the QB in Vegas?’ (The Mercury News)Yes, I think Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ quarterback when they move to Vegas for the 2020 season. My guess is teams will call with trade offers this coming offseason, but Gruden will stick with his guy for another season and into the move. Gruden has said it himself: if Carr doesn’t play up to his potential, Gruden considers that his own failure. He’s the supposed quarterback whisperer, after all. And I don’t think Gruden would want to admit his own massive failure just one or two years into the job.• Martavis Bryant, Jordy Nelson Injuries Decimate Raiders WR Corps (NBCBayArea.com)The Silver and Black rolled into a Week 6 game against Seattle with Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant featured in the pattern.It’s possible, maybe even likely, that none of those guys are available for next week’s game at Arizona.• Raiders offense falls to 30th in the NFL, averaging 16.3 PPG (RaidersWire.com)The only teams worse than the Raiders are the Bills and the Cardinals, both of which have made quarterback changes and are ushering in rookie passers.Over the last three games, the Raiders are averaging just 12.3 points per game. Injuries have obviously played a factor (Marshawn Lynch, Donald Penn, etc.) but the team just hasn’t played that well. • Raiders CB Gareon Conley flawless on 3rd down in 2018 (RaidersWire.com)In a season full of negatives, some of the brightest spots on the Raiders’ roster have been their young players and how they have grown. One of which is cornerback Gareon Conley, who has certainly had his ups and downs this season. Like many other (young) players on the Raiders’ roster, Conley was the subject of trade rumors last month. Then, he was benched in favor of veterans Leon Hall and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.• Raiders cancel practice due to air quality in Oakland (RaidersWire.com)Due to the poor air quality in Oakland, the Raiders have canceled their final practice of the week. Instead, they will have a walkthrough, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Raiders canceled practice yesterday as well as the fires in California continue to decrease the air quality in the state.Thursday, November 15• How are opposing offenses attacking the Raiders’ defense? (RaidersWire.com)Teams are having tremendous success throwing to the right side of the field against the Raiders. While a lot of the Raiders’ opponent’s passing touchdowns have come from the left side, teams are completing an absurd rate of their passes on the right side of the field. 9 Comments   Share   Carr is sitting at 42 losses as a starting quarterback in his NFL career. Through five seasons, that is the fourth-most losses of all-time by a starting quarterback. Carr’s brother, David, holds the record for the most losses through the first five seasons of a career (53)Tuesday, November 13Related LinksArizona Sports NFL Power Rankings Week 11: Saints still on topRe-establishing David Johnson first step for Cardinals offenseArizona Cardinals guard Justin Pugh has MCL tear, likely headed to IR• Like Mark Davis, Raiders coach Jon Gruden says, ‘I just want to win’ (ESPN.com)“I talk to Mark after every game and these are unpleasant conversations. It’s tough, man, we want to win. We want to win. We also want to do right by this organization and some of these decisions have been really tough, but I want to deliver for him and his family, certainly, and this organization and right now, it’s tough. But it’s great to have him support me and I appreciate it. But I feel the same way he does — I just want to win.”Making things tougher for Gruden to win is the injury bug. Again.Receivers Martavis Bryant and Jordy Nelson both suffered knee injuries against the Chargers, with Bryant suffering an injury to his posterior cruciate ligament that might keep him out “for some time,” Gruden said, while Nelson’s knee is being further evaluated. It was described as a quadriceps injury Sunday. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact It’s a full-blown rebuild for Oakland, which has scored more than 20 points just twice this season.Here’s what’s going on in Raiders Nation as the team prepares to face the 2-7 Cardinals, who found a few positive building blocks in a 26-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.Saturday, November 17• PFF: Raiders QB Derek Carr more than merely accurate (RaidersWire.com)Raiders quarterback Derek Carr can deliver the football with the best of them, according to Pro Football Focus. Oakland’s fifth-year signal caller has thrown a catchable ball 79 percent of the time this season, good for third-best in the NFL.• Biggest Stories for the Oakland Raiders during Week 11 (RaidersWire.com)It was another busy week for the Oakland Raiders, despite their 1-8 record. They promoted two receivers to the active roster and were forced to cancel two practices due to the air quality in California. It was quite the week for Oakland. Here are the top stories from each day this week:Friday, November 16• 3 Raiders To Watch In Week 11 vs Cardinals (RaidersWire.com)Oakland is being forced to play some young players, and at the very least, that should make these games somewhat intriguing as the Raiders try to evaluate their young talent. With that in mind, here are three players to watch in the Raiders’ Week 11 matchup with the Cardinals.last_img
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senior Congress corporator Aba Bagul stated that money should be spent on the growth of basic infrastructure for the city.grey water recycling and solid waste management should be priority project, he said Shailendra Goswamichairman automobile committeeMahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture said that the emphasis on JNNURM and especially on purchase of buses will result in better public transport for the city For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: February 25 2013 12:00 am Related News The start of the year has been a red-carpet affair with multiple award shows A regular at the awards nights (and also at bagging them) is actor Vidya Balan Here she was spotted at a recent function and though she stuck to her favourite silhouettethe sariBalan looked lovely Its got much to do with the choice of colour Its not easy to carry off aubergine but Balan teamed it up well with a shimmering blouse and her hair in an up-do A refreshing change indeed For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIf polarisation is the theme of the 2014 Lok Sabha election then Bollywood has also got in on the act – and rather well at that On what is India’s biggest election day one of the hashtags trending was #BollywoodSplit An appeal signed by about 60 colleagues urging people to protect the country’s ‘secular foundation’ has the film fraternity split down the middle over the letter’s overt anti-Narendra Modi stance The Indian Express reports that the initiative by screenwriter Anjum Rajabali has led to others questioning the anti-Modi propaganda within tinseltown The film fraternity is split down the middle over an anti-Modi appeal PTI Rajabali admits that though the appeal does not name any one party the reference certainly is to the BJP "It’s absolutely clear that we are referring to any party that does not have a secular approach which means the right wing BJP and its allies” he is quoted as saying Director Madhur Bhandarkar kicked off a debate on the issue on Twitter asking why a "secular place like Bollywood" is being sought to be divided "in the garb of stopping so-called divisive forces" Shocking to see some colleagues under garb of stopping so-called divisive forces are themselves dividing a secular place like Bollywood — Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268) April 16 2014 Launching a personal attack on a man who has done more for his State than any other leader reeks of conspiracy & unwarranted paranoia — Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268) April 16 2014 He said it’s "time India got a visionary leader" and posted his support for Modi Let’s hope better sense prevails and our film industry elects @narendramodi with a thumping majorityIt’s time India got a visionary leader — Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268) April 16 2014 He was supported by ANupam Kher who was seen previously at india Against Corruption events with Kejriwal’s colleagues and whose wife Kirron is now a BJP candidate Others who came out in support of Bhandarkar were Tusshar Kapoor and producer Ashoke Pandit The Indian Express reported: While Mahesh Bhatt supported Rajabali’s appeal his brother Mukesh who is also the president of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India objected to the way the letter was being made out to be the industry’s voice “We as an industry are apolitical and such a letter can hold sway over people one way or the other” he said One of the signatories was director Hansal Mehta (National Award winner for film Shahid) He supported Rajabali’s appeal stating that he supports AAP and therefore the appeal was not Congress propaganda "It is not what we meant (anti-modi and pro-Congress) that is not the interpretation We are appealing to people to vote for someone who is secular Though majority of people in this country are Hindus but there are Muslims Parsis Christians and others as well So one (party or person) should take care of everyone" veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt told PTI Expectedly Twitter was abuzz on Thursday morning some attacking those who supported the initiative others adding some generally derisive comments about Bollywood On 1 side we hv Bachchan ji Dharmendra ji Hema ji Vinod Khanna Shatru ji & the other side krk nandita das parole dutt #BollywoodSplit — BJP Supporter (@YouthBJP) April 17 2014 Those mushrooming on Black Money of Underworld are teaching lessons of Secularism #bollywoodsplit — AAPkaNalayak (@ArhabJaffer) April 16 2014 The agenda of Congress now is to create doubt in the mind of the voters #BollywoodSplit is one such effort #ModiNeedsEveryVote — BJP (@bjp_) April 16 2014 PTI reported that Actor Vivek Oberoi who has been campaigning for BJP believed that everyone has the right to voice their opinion "It is not only about voting for someone who is secular but other issues like corruption quality education and health care good roads etc need to be addressed too" Vivek told PTI Written by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Updated: November 23 2016 11:47 pm Kumkum Bhagya 22nd November 2016 full episode written update: Abhi plans a surprise for Pragya Top News Pragya tells Daadi about her and Aalia’s conversation She says that she has challenged Aalia that she is going to expose her and Tanu Pragya wants Aalia and Tanu to feel scared out of their wits Daadi is happy to see Pragya’s changed attitude Pragya is going back home She slips on the steps and Abhi catches her Abhi asks her to go directly to her house and nowhere else He asks Pragya to promise him that she will always keep Abhi with herself Seeing them together Tanu starts packing her bags again She gets a call from Nikhil who wants to know whether Abhi’s memory has come back Aalia warns him to stay away Watch What Else IsIn The News Next day Pragya is going to Abhi’s house but she finds Abhi waiting in his car outside her house Abhi tells her to sit in the car as he has planned a surprise for her Tanu and Aalia gets alarmed when they do not see Abhi around Abhi doesn’t attend their calls also They ask Mitali about Abhi Daasi appears and informs Aalia that Abhi is with Pragya Aalia and Tanu get worried Tanu calls Abhi again Abhi asks Pragya to receive the call as he is driving When Tanu hears Pragya’s voice she starts abusing her Tanu asks Pragya to behave like a secretary and not like Abhi’s wife Tanu tells her that Abhi belongs to her just like his time attention shares and properties Tanu warns Pragya not to get too close with him Pragya puts her call on the loudspeaker and Abhi hears everything He gets angry at Tanu and asks her to put down the phone Tanu gets embarrassed She immediately apologises to Abhi but Abhi cuts the call Tanu regrets as due to her stupidity she has again got defeated by Pragya On the other hand Abhi apologises to Pragya Abhi tells that he doesn’t like if anyone tries to insult her Pragya tells Abhi to postpone the surprise on some other day and return to work Abhi agrees and asks Pragya to make coffee for him after reaching home Suddenly Pragya gets unconscious Abhi gets worried and decides to take her to his house and call the doctor Aalia and Tanu are getting insecure seeing the closeness between Abhi and Pragya But they pretend to behave normally in front of the family For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru | Published: July 10 2017 3:06 pm Happy birthday Alok Nath: Be it films or his claim to fame role of Haveli Ram in TV series Buniyaad we have just accepted him in all this roles Alok Nath was about 20-year-old when he started working in the Ramesh Sippy show Related News Alok Nath is a known name in the television and film industry We have all grown up watching him play the most respectful father and he is fondly called the ‘sanskari babuji’ of the industry And lately this seasoned actor got a whole new image of the same all thanks to social networking sites This actor who is a National School of Drama alumnus has been a part of a number of films It was back in the year 1982 that he shared the sliver screen with Hollywood actor Ben Kingsley in the film Gandhi Alok Nath is one such actor who has played father to people older than him and we have always loved him doing what he is best at Be it films or his claim to fame role of Haveli Ram in TV series Buniyaad we have just accepted him in all this roles Alok Nath was about 20-year-old when he started working in the Ramesh Sippy show Around its closure he ended up playing the role of a person in his 80s We know Alok Nath for films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun Hum Saath Saath Hain Taal Pardes Vivah and many more But as he turns 61 today lets have a look at a few films which we do not know Alok Nath was a part of Gandhi: Alok Nath was a 26-year-old young boy then and Gandhi was a British-Indian epic biographical drama film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi the leader of India’s non-violent non-cooperative Independence Movement against the United Kingdom’s rule of the country during the 20th century While Ben Kingsley was seen as Mahatma Gandhi in the film Alok Nath played the character of Tyeb Mohammed More from the world of Entertainment: Mashaal: This Yash Chopra directed film had starred Dilip Kumar Anil Kapoor Waheeda Rehman Rati Agnihotri Nilu Phule Iftekhar Saeed Jaffery Gulshan Grover Madan Puri and Amrish Puri Alok Nath was also a part of the film released back in the year 1984 Kamagni: This is one such film when Alok Nath was doing some not so ‘sanskari’ roles The movie Kamagni directed by Ashok Kumar starred Alok Nath and Tina Munim in the lead The actor was not only seen romancing her but was also seen running around the trees In Kamagni which released in 1987 Alok had also done some sensuous love-making scenes The actor was quoted saying in one of his interviews “It was too ahead of its time (Kamagni) After that I said to myself ‘Let it be’ I had gotten fame early I got money” See this video of not to ‘sanskari’ side of Alot Nath from Kaamaagni: Bol Radha Bol: Alok Nath has also played a few negative roles in Bollywood films one of which was Bol Radha Bol He played an antagonist in this David Dhawan directorial starring Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla in lead roles Alok Nath played Kishan’s (Rishi Kapoor) uncle who in the climax is revealed as the main villain of the movie Saaransh: This 1984 released film is popular for the performance of Anupam Kher but this Mahesh Bhatt directed film also had Alok Nath as Pandit /Astrologer See a few old stills of Alok Nath here: Apart from spreading awareness about the Indian sanskars and doing kanyadan on-screen Alok Nath has entertained us in a number of ways For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Siddharth Varadarajan | Updated: March 13 2015 9:05 am The government is committed to holding parliamentary elections soon after implementing its proposed 100-day agenda for constitutional reforms Related News When Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka today he will find the island nation’s politics in a state of flux Two months ago Sri Lankan voters delivered a historic verdict against the authoritarian and corrupt rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa but the ghost of the former president’s legacy continues to haunt Colombo The process of redressing the immediate grievances of the country’s Tamils may have begun but the new government’s slow and somewhat hesitant steps have unleashed an unstable and unhelpful dynamic between the north and south as well as in the two regions Some hardline Tamil politicians today are making irrational maximalist demands which in turn encourage the excessive circumspection that their Sinhala counterparts are already prone to because of the compulsions of competitive politics The truth is that both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe remain wary of the impact the limited steps they have taken so far could have in the south where Rajapaksa retains considerable support The government is committed to holding parliamentary elections soon after implementing its proposed 100-day agenda for constitutional reforms Topping the list is the abolition of the executive presidency that Rajapaksa had twisted into a vehicle for personalised rule with few checks and balances The problem with this laudable objective of course is that the reversion to a classical parliamentary system gives the defeated former president a second shot at power Parliamentary elections could be held as early as June or July The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to which both Sirisena and Rajapaksa currently belong has a comfortable majority but is expected by conventional wisdom to lose ground to Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) The neatest political outcome would be the UNP winning a majority after which executive power in the country would effectively pass into Wickremesinghe’s hands Sirisena could then carry on as president albeit with vastly diminished power His reward would be to go down in history as an elder statesman who sacrificed power for the sake of peace The story gets complicated if the SLFP wins a majority Since Sirisena is unlikely to ditch the presidency the party would have to choose one of its other leaders as prime minister Rajapaksa’s supporters believe he would then be the natural choice for the key job Nimal Siripala De Silva the current leader of the opposition in parliament also nurtures ambitions Rajapaska’s supporters have already begun to accuse the new government of endangering Sri Lanka’s security and integrity by adopting a more accommodative stance towards the Tamil minority Fears about a revival of the terrorist LTTE have been a staple of Sinhala chauvinist politics over the past few years a card the previous government played to the hilt Wickremesinghe recently hit out at what he called “racist media” for spreading communal disharmony accusing them of being in the pay of Rajapaksa But in all their public utterances government ministers have been careful not to expose themselves to the charge of undermining the country’s unity There are broadly speaking five immediate and longer-term grievances the Tamils of the north and east expect the new government to redress First they want the sprawling army camps in the region to be closed or downsized and the land they occupy returned to the farmers from whom it was taken Second they want the release of the “political prisoners” — men and women arrested under draconian anti-terrorism laws and held in what amounts to indefinite preventive detention The irony is that even while most ex-LTTE combatants taken into custody when the war ended have since been rehabilitated an unknown number of Tamil civilians continue to languish in jail Third they want a proper investigation into the fate of the thousands who went missing in the closing stages of the conflict Fourth they want justice for the war crimes that were committed by the Sri Lankan army Finally they want a political settlement of their grievances as an ethnic minority within Sri Lanka: ensuring autonomy and equal rights For Sirisena and Wickremesinghe the first three grievances are relatively easy to deal with the last two not The process of identifying and releasing political prisoners started last week with a court granting bail to one of the most celebrated detenus Jeyakumari Balendran Her son went missing during the war and she had been active in the struggle against enforced disappearances before getting arrested in March 2014 So far as the army’s presence in the north is concerned ministers acknowledge the need to reduce its footprint but do not want to be rushed into a redeployment that Rajapaska and the Sinhala Buddhist clergy would then criticise them for This desire to appease Sinhala sentiment was apparent in the February 7 speech that the state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene made to soldiers in Jaffna There would be no withdrawal he said because that would endanger the security of the north and the east Last week I briefly met Wijewardene as part of an International Federation of Journalists delegation that visited Jaffna and Colombo to assess the state of media freedom He urged that his speech be seen in the context of rumours that the new government was going to demobilise thousands of soldiers His intention was to nip any panic in the bud He said the army had already indicated its willingness to immediately vacate about 1000 acres around the Palaly base near Jaffna and that more would slowly follow In the climate of distrust that still pervades Lankan politics however Wijewardene’s speech was seized upon by Tamil politicians as evidence that nothing was ever going to change The fact that the minister is Wickremesinghe’s nephew also coloured the politics that followed When our delegation met CV Wigneswaran chief minister of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) he cited the speech as one of the triggers for the infamous genocide resolution that the NPC unanimously adopted last month Declaring that the Tamils of Sri Lanka have been subjected to genocide since 1948 the resolution calls upon the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and submit its findings to the International Criminal Court for action As if this were not provocative enough the NPC added: “Tamils have no hope for justice in any domestic Sri Lankan mechanism whether conducted by the Rajapaksa regime Sirisena regime or its successor” Predictably government leaders have reacted bitterly to this resolution For their part Sinhala hardliners cite it as proof of Tamil secessionism Temperatures may cool after the elections but the result may just as easily complicate the situation further Even as Indian analysts remain focused on the China factor in Sri Lanka Modi needs to use his influence to get the Tamil leadership in Jaffna to dial back the rhetoric Colombo in turn must ready itself for genuine reconciliation For the first time in decades the country has a real shot at an inclusive political settlement Outflanking the nascent Chinese presence is small change The real payoff for India from the emergence of a new government in Sri Lanka would be the prospect of a just and lasting peace The writer recently visited Sri Lanka as part of an International Federation of Journalists delegation express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsget all the training facilities abroad,Balbir replies,Very bad I did not want to say this word I feel dejected I am sad? 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