Arnautovic plays down Man Utd links

first_imgTransfers ‘You’ll never get an answer’ – Arnautovic plays down Man Utd links Goal 23:18 6/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marko Arnautovic West Ham Getty Images Transfers Manchester United West Ham United The 29-year-old would not be drawn on speculation involving his future, despite being watched by Jose Mourinho recently Marko Arnautovic has played down rumours of Manchester United interest.The Austria international attacker played a major role as he helped David Moyes’ West Ham side avoid relegation from the Premier League last seasonThe Red Devils were said to be watching him against Russia, a match his side won 1-0 , and after they stunned Germany 2-1 on Saturday, he refused to be drawn on the reports. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “It’s nice to hear,” the 29-year-old told Vivaro News when asked about the interest of the Premier League runners up. “I’ve not heard anything from my brother, my agent. You can keep asking this question, you’ll never hear the answer from me.”Even though Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was spotted in the stands, he would not be drawn on the Portuguese’s presence.“He was on holiday, he told you,” he protested. “I haven’t spoken to him, he was on holidays.”Arnautovic scored 11 times and created six more goals for the Hammers in the Premier League last term, despite a difficult start to the season under Slaven Bilic. Once form Man Utd boss Moyes took charge, though, he found his form, notably bagging a winner against Chelsea.last_img read more

Brian Kelly Explains Why Notre Dame’s Partnering With Bleacher Report

first_imgA picture Notre Dame's video about Bleacher Report partnership.Bleacher Report.Bleacher Report and Notre Dame announced a “groundbreaking partnership” for social media content on Thursday.From Notre Dame’s release:Bleacher Report, a preeminent next generation content creation company, has reached an agreement with University of Notre Dame football for an exclusive social content partnership throughout the season. The B/R social team will be embedded with the football program in South Bend and travel with the team to road games during the entire season to create custom content for the program’s national fan base.The collaboration will consist of full behind-the- scenes access to the Notre Dame football team including practice, locker room, game day activities, home and away games, travel, academic classrooms and a wide array of student and campus life. The array of content will include a weekly video feature, Facebook Live streams, short shareable social packages and game day Snapchat takeovers, distributed across Bleacher Report’s website and Team Stream mobile app — reaching more than 250 million users — along with B/R social platforms with an audience of more than 200 million fans.At a press conference this morning, Kelly explained the benefits of partnering with B/R for his program.Brian Kelly on Bleacher Report deal: “This gives us a unique relationship that nobody else has in college football.”— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) August 5, 2016Kelly says, flat out, the relationship with Bleacher Report allows them to reach their targeted audience. More so than the Showtime deal.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) August 5, 2016As I expected, Kelly says the Bleacher Report media deal requires much less time/effort than the Showtime documentary series did.— Stephen Brooks (@StephenM_Brooks) August 5, 2016Notre Dame did a documentary with SHOWTIME last season. Florida State is doing a similar documentary this season.The Fighting Irish released this video about their partnership with Bleacher Report. The start of something new.@NDFootball x @BleacherReportComing this fall… #BRxND— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 4, 2016Notre Dame opens its season on Sunday, Sept. 4 against Texas.last_img read more

Supreme Court says NEB can support Indigenous communities with robust process

first_imgOTTAWA – The country’s highest court has ruled that the federal government can rely on the National Energy Board (NEB) to fulfil its duty to consult Indigenous communities about development projects in their traditional territories, but only if the process is robust.In unanimous decisions in two separate appeal cases, which were heard together because of their similar issues, the court found the NEB did indeed fulfil the duty properly in one case but did not in the other.The cases go to the heart of how Indigenous consultation is required when resource development projects are proposed on their territories.The court sent a sharply worded message to the government and the NEB that proper consultation ahead of time is always better than asking the courts to undo it later.In the first case, involving the Inuit Hamlet of Clyde River in Nunavut, the court found the NEB failed miserably at fulfilling the duty to consult the Inuit regarding proposed seismic testing in and near marine areas where they have treaty rights.In the second case however the court found the NEB did properly consult the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation about an Enbridge pipeline project expansion in its territory.last_img read more

Wales To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses

first_imgThe Welsh Government will ban the use of wild animals in circuses, the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will announce today in a move congratulated by Animal Defenders International (ADI) who, for more than 20 years, have been documenting and campaigning to end the suffering of animals in UK circuses.A statement released this morning from the Welsh Government states “The way animals are treated is an important reflection of society and over the next 12 months, a bill will be introduced to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses on welfare grounds”.Jan Creamer, President of Animal Defenders International, said: “We congratulate the Welsh Government for taking a stand to stop circus suffering in Wales and bringing a UK-wide ban one step closer.”“ADI has documented suffering and abuse in UK circuses for many years. Knowing that only a ban can protect them, we are delighted an end to the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales is finally within sight.”Given the constant travel and their temporary nature, circuses cannot provide animals with adequate facilities to keep them physically or psychologically healthy. Welfare is inevitably compromised.The Welsh Government committed to ban wild animals in circuses back in 2013, stating it would seek an extension to draft legislation published for England by the UK Government. The bill however was left to gather dust for five years, the UK Government finally committing, in February, to act by January 2020. Around the world, 45 countries have already introduced prohibitions on animals in circuses including Scotland and Ireland.With a Welsh Government-commissioned report, published in 2016, finding that “Life for wild animals in travelling circuses…does not appear to constitute either a ‘good life’ or a ‘life worth living’” and in support of a ban, it was expected legislation would soon follow. ADI was disappointed when instead there was talk of regulation, which cannot ensure animal welfare and is unlikely to detect husbandry problems or physical abuse.Consulting the public on the broader issue of mobile animal exhibits last year, the Welsh Government also asked if a ban on wild animals in circuses should be considered. The response from the public, including ADI and Welsh supporters, was unsurprisingly overwhelming, with the Welsh Government stating that there was “strong support for a ban”.Most recently, during a debate in the Senedd in March, Assembly Members unanimously called for urgent action to bring in the ban, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths responding that she was “exploring opportunities to bring forward legislation”.Changing attitudes and awareness of animal suffering have seen the number of circuses with wild animals in Britain plummet. Only two remain: Circus Mondao and Peter Jolly’s Circus which are licensed in England and tour Wales. A third circus with big cats also performed in Wales when owner Thomas Chipperfield was unable to obtain a licence in England; it has remained off the road since.ADI revealed the miserable lives of Chipperfield’s lions and now one tiger. Living caged on the back of a truck, the animals are shut behind metal shutters at night, with restricted access to an outdoor exercise area during the day. ADI has also documented appalling overcrowding, fighting between animals, a worker tormenting a camel, animals kept inside for days on end, and failure to comply with government regulations at the winter quarters of Peter Jolly’s Circus.In support of ADI’s Stop Circus Suffering campaign in Wales, Hollywood star and Welsh actor Rhys Ifans slammed the use of wild animals in circuses saying, “Like bear baiting, witch burning and the ‘Welsh not’, this cruel practice belongs in the past”.last_img read more

June 28 2007 Six participants from the present

first_imgJune 28, 2007 Six participants from the present workshop joined the construction team at the new Visitors Center entrance. We are behind on reporting on all the stages of construction at this location. This is the last week for this workshop and we have not been able to cover much of its activities, which is why we will jump over as yet un-reported activities and concentrate on this mornings pour. [Photo & text: sa] We are north of the Crafts III building, where the crew works on a new entrance to the Visitors Center which includes a ramp for physically challenged visitors and deliveries. The crew evened the ground and put together form work in preparation for a large slab for delivery trucks. David Tollas re-habilitated the old concrete truck and the crew was able to batch all of the concrete at one time. [Photo & text: sa] Workshop participants on this team were Beth Farnham, Michelle Fowler, In Chang Hwang, Vinny Lucciola, Cristine Morra and Jennifer Puniello. We will catch up on other stages of construction in this area. They will be posted next week. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

March 30 2012Soleri Vernal Equinox Event – PICNIC

first_imgMarch 30, 2012Soleri Vernal Equinox Event – PICNIC WITH A FISH took place last Saturday, March 24. 2012. [photos: Chihiro Saito & text: from Scottsdale Public Art Blog] [photos: Chihiro Saito & text: from Scottsdale Public Art Blog] The Soleri Bridge and Plaza on the Scottsdale Waterfront was transformed into a one of kind picnic by award-winning local artist Mary Lucking. Boxed lunches were available, or free oranges while people could sit among balloon trees in the company … … of White Amur – the fish that keep our Valley’s canals clean. This report continues on Monday with more photos. last_img read more

Football governing body UEFA has awarded 201215 C

first_imgFootball governing body UEFA has awarded 2012-15 Champions League and Europa League media rights to RTVS in Slovakia and 2012-15 Europa League media rights to Nova Group in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.Public broadcaster RTVS in Slovakia will broadcast the best Wednesday live Champions League match each match-week on’ as well as a Wednesday highlights.With regard to the UEFA Europa League in Slovakia, RTVS will show the best match live each match week followed by a highlights programme. Nova Group has been granted the rights to all remaining live matches, including the final on a co-exclusive basis, and will broadcast each match week one live match per kick-off slot on Nova Sport.In respect of the Czech Republic, further to the recent announcement of the award of the best UEFA Europa League live match each match week to public broadcaster Czech TV, Nova Group has secured the rights to all remaining matches including the final on a co-exclusive basis and will show on its channel Nova Sport one live match per kick-off slot.All rights can be exploited on the internet, via RTVS and Nova Group respective website, and on mobile.last_img read more

Philippe Dauman Viacoms chief executive Philippe

first_imgPhilippe DaumanViacom’s chief executive, Philippe Dauman, is one of five directors axed from the media giant’s board by parent company National Amusements.Five new directors have been elected to the board to replace those chopped, who comprise Dauman, George Abrams, Blythe McGarvie, Frederic Salerno and William Schwartz. Dauman does remain CEO for the time being, though he appears to be in a fight for that post as critics line up against him.The move came after National Amusements amended Viacom corporate bylaws that mean a sale of a portion or all of Paramount Pictures must be unanimously agreed by Viacom’s board of directors.Dauman and the other axed directors have launched a lawsuit against National Amusements’ latest move.Dauman has been pushing to sell a 49% stake in Paramount to pay off debts and release equity for investment, which is in opposition to statements released by National Amusements president Sumner Redstone’s camp.The new board members include Kenneth Lerer, who co-founded The Huffington Post and is chairman of BuzzFeed. Former Viacom chief Tom Freston yesterday claimed none of the previous Viacom board had practical digital media experience.Former Discovery Communications CEO Judith McHale, Eversource Energy chairman Thomas May, former DreamWorks co-COO Ronald Nelson and recently-departed Sony Entertainment president Nicole Seligman round out the new board members.They will sit alongside Viacom COO Tom Dooley, Cristiana Falcone Sorrell, Deborah Norville, Charles Phillips Jr., chairman emeritus Sumner and non-executive vice chairman Shari Redstone.The latest developments followed a series of public clashes between Dauman and National Amusements, with Redstone’s camp unhappy with the actions of the board members, who claim Sumner Redstone has been manipulated by his daughter, Shari Redstone, as his health declines, although a doctor has said he retains his mental capacity.Salerno, Viacom’s lead independent director until this week, yesterday filed a lawsuit that aims to have the board changes overturned. The suit claims Shari Redstone is the spearhead behind National Amusements’ latest moves, and aims to reduce her perceived power.“Under Mr. Redstone’s long-standing estate plan, control and management would remain independent of Shari, for whom Mr. Redstone generously provided but who he determined did not have the skills to control or manage Viacom and from whom he was bitterly estranged for many years,” Salerno said in the suit, adding the elder Redstone “specifically did not want his family to control” National Amusements or Viacom.“With his decline in health, Shari has placed Mr. Redstone’s decades-long plan to run Viacom as an independently controlled and professionally managed company in jeopardy,” the suit added.“Sensing an opportunity presented by her father’s severely impaired mental and physical condition, and unsatisfied with the limited role for her at her father’s companies that he envisioned, Shari has implemented a scheme to wrest control of Viacom in contravention of Mr. Redstone’s well-established desires.”National Amusements, which owns 79.8% of Viacom’s voting stock and 10% of the overall equity, said the new board would elect a new chairman, and “evaluate the current management and take whatever steps it deems appropriate to ensure that Viacom has in place strong, independent and effective leadership”.Dauman and Abrams have already been removed from the National Amusements board of trustees and Redstone family trust, which will ultimately decide Viacom’s future after the 93-year-old Sumner Redstone retires or passes away.An SEC filing this morning revealed Dauman and Abrams would use Viacom shareholder cash to foot the legal and PR bill in their fight to be reinstated to the National Amusements board of trustees.last_img read more

Liberty Global is to sell its central and eastern

first_imgLiberty Global is to sell its central and eastern European DTH business to international pay TV operator M7 Group for €180 million.Liberty’s DTH satellite operations currently serve four central and eastern European markets: Hungary under the UPC Direct Brand, the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the freeSAT brand and Romania under the FocusSat brand.Liberty served 774,000 customers across the four brands, as of September this year, with about 11,000 customers also taking internet services. The overall number represented a loss of 4,100 customers in the third quarter.M7 Group said that the agreement would enable it to gain further scale and increase its top line by about 30% post-acquisition.Bill Wijdeveld, M7 Group’s business development director, told DTVE that the group expected the deal to secure approval in the first quarter and that he did not envisage any significant regulatory issues emerging in the two markets in which M7 already has a presence.Wijdeveld said it was “too early to comment” on whether M7 would fold the existing Liberty Global operations into its own DTH brand in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, but said the group was “quite confident that this will provide a good base to grow in the region”.Wijdeveld said was too early to make any comment on what impact the acquisition would have on the group’s commercial offering in the region.He said that the deal would give M7 the opportunity to expand its hybrid strategy, launched a year ago. He said that hybrid services were now being used by about 15-20% of M7’s overall subscriber base, “which is promising, and we see great potential to further grow the offer in the two markets [the Czech Republic and Slovakia] and extend it to Hungary and Romania”.M7 currently operates its Skylink service in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The group also operates DTH services in the Netherlands, French-speaking Belgium and Austria.Liberty has already agreed to sell its fixed-line operations in central and eastern Europe – outside of Poland – to Vodafone, and the M7 agreements means that it will now only be present in Poland, where Vodafone does not have a presence, across the CEE region.Merrill Lynch International acted as financial advisor to Liberty Global.Commenting on the implications of this latest divestment for Liberty Global, media and telecom analyst Paolo Pescatore said he saw this as a “further sign of the company seeking to exit the European market” in the wake of the sale of its German and CEE fixed business to Vodafone, the sale of its Austrian unit to T-Mobile and the much-speculated on potential divestment of its Swiss business in the near future. Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has long claimed that the company’s share price is undervalued and the management are under some pressure to provide a return to shareholders.Pescatore said that consolidation of the European cable market had proved costly and integrating the various operating businesses had been a struggle, while subscriber growth had been “lacklustre” and cross-selling of products to its existing base had met with limited success.“Convergence does offer plentiful opportunities but [Liberty’s] strategy across Europe is not working. It needs to return value back to shareholders. Organic growth is challenging and most new subscribers seem to be coming from new build, focussed on cable broadband, but not coming fast enough,” he said.last_img read more

Europe reports the highest ever levels of syphilis

first_imgTreponema pallidum Syphilis bacterium, the bacterium responsible for the dangerous sexually transmitted infection syphilis. Image Credit: / Shutterstock Sources: In other words, while the disease affected about 4.2 per 100,000 population in 2010, it zoomed up to 7.1/100,000 in 2017, an increase of 70%. An increase of over 15% has been reported by 15 countries. In five states, it increased by 100% or more, namely, Iceland, Ireland, the UK, Germany and Malta. Iceland, indeed, reported a rise of over 850%. The trend was reversed in Estonia and Romania where the rates dropped to half or less over the same period.It is both easy and cost-effective to treat syphilis, but if ignored, it can cause severe complications and also encourage HIV infection. Moreover, syphilis during pregnancy can affect the fetus in many ways, from fetal loss to congenital syphilis in the baby.Who are most affected?More men than women got the disease, with 12.1 men per 100,000 being affected in 2017 as against 6.1/100,000 in 2010. Over the 17 years since 2000, 62% of cases, or almost two-thirds, occurred in MSM, with women contributing 15% and heterosexual men 23%. MSM accounted for 80% of syphilis cases in countries like France, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Sweden, while less than a fifth was contributed by this group in Eastern European countries like Latvia and Lithuania.However, one bright spot is that fewer babies are being born with congenital syphilis since 2005, which is linked to the lower number of cases of syphilis among women especially in Eastern Europe. In many other high-income parts of the world (e.g., the US and Japan), congenital syphilis continues to rise in keeping with a rising trend among women. When taken individually, however, it is clear that many western European states have rising rates of syphilis among women.Related StoriesHIV DNA persists in spinal fluid despite treatment, linked to cognitive impairmentHIV therapy leaves unrepaired holes in the immune system’s wall of defenseStudy: HIV patients continue treatments if health care providers are compassionateECDC Head for HIV, STI and viral hepatitis, Andrew Amato-Gauci, commented on the clear link between the risk of STIs like syphilis, and high-risk sexual behavior among MSM, such as condom-less intercourse and having multiple sexual partners. He also stated that the fear of getting HIV had declined with the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which also contributed to the rising trend of syphilis. The free availability of partners for sex using social media was an important factor in many recent outbreaks among MSM.In heterosexual groups, some identified factors included low socioeconomic status as identified by homelessness, migrant or refugee status, minority status, a history of imprisonment and poverty; sex-activity related, such as failure to use condoms, multiple partners for sex, drug and alcohol use, previous STIs, and sex worker profession.What can be done?Amato-Gauci offers some solutions: “To reverse this trend, we need to encourage people to use condoms consistently with new and casual partners. Regular tests for syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections should also be part of the parcel, especially if there has been a risk of infection.”In most other medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disorders, effective remedial measures are designed to modify the damaging high-risk behavior, whether in terms of dietary measures or a more active and serene lifestyle. When it comes to STIs, however, fire-fighting seems to be the mode of intervention in vogue, as against targeting the damaging behavior of unrestricted sexual activity, that puts the health of both current and future generations at risk.The ECDC-recommended interventions include: By Dr. Liji Thomas, MDJul 15 2019A new study on syphilis has revealed the horrifying truth that more men than ever are contracting the sexually transmitted infection (STI) syphilis in Europe. The most heavily infected group comprises men having sex with men (MSM). At present, syphilis affects more people than HIV in the European Union.The new European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) study shows that in 2017 alone, over 33,000 new cases were notified, which is the peak figure since ECDC surveillance began. In 2010, syphilis incidence was lowest, at 19,000 cases, but since then, its incidence has been rising steadily across most European countries. There are now 260,000 confirmed cases. Case finding by examining risks at high group, partner notification and increased surveillance Proper treatment Educating people about the risk of syphilis, including high-risk groups, and healthcare providers Repeat screening of pregnant women at high risk of syphilis between 28 and 32 weeks if they have initially tested negative Online social media-based platforms for STI testing Pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis Comprehensive management of outbreaks Preventing congenital syphilis by repeated antenatal testing in high-risk womenlast_img read more

Bioinspiration—plantinspired pipettes

Credit: The Royal Society More information: Keigo Nakamura et al. Plant-inspired pipettes, Journal of The Royal Society Interface (2018). DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0868 What inspired the study?Two years ago, by chance, I got to know Dr. Tetsuya Hisanaga, who is a developmental plant biologist. He showed me a photo of a liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) grabbing a large droplet of water, which caught my eye as a physicist. This interaction inspired the idea of this work.At that time, my student Keigo Nakamura had just started his master’s degree. He was looking for a research subject about capillarity. We first started the project to understand how the liverwort organ can grab the water, but we soon redirected the project towards designing bioinspired technology. We were convinced by our biologist co-authors that real liverworts are too complex to study with a physical approach.The first generation of plastic models exactly mimicked the shape of the liverwort and showed a complicated meniscus that was difficult to analyse. We inverted the structure of the model, and focused on its basic physical behaviours. Nakamura then played with the 3-D-printed models and discovered several remarkable properties, such as velocity-dependent water capture and tilt-induced dropping. At that point, we were convinced that it could be a pipette. We then eventually designed systematic experiments to search across various parameter spaces, as described in the paper.Why is 3-D printing used for the creation of the pipettes? Research shows first land plants were parasitised by microbes In addition to these academic reasons, our study contributes a new perspective on how to deal with a large water droplet, which might find future applications in different areas of engineering. One possibility is medical engineering. We envision the pipettes could be a low-cost option for pipetting in resource-poor situations (e.g. small clinics in developing countries). More realistically, we envisage them being used during science education in schools. Credit: The Royal Society We are a team of physicists and biologists, and therefore hope that these results will be relevant to the research of physical scientists working with soft matter and biophysics. Additionally, we hope that engineers and product designers will be interested in our work, and that this study will be accessible to students and schoolteachers.”We envision the pipettes could be a low-cost option for pipetting in resource-poor situations.”Why did you decide to submit to Interface?We believe Interface is the best place to publish this work, since the journal provides a unique meeting point of physics, biology, and engineering, with visibility and a high standard. Overall, we are satisfied with our experience, and are really excited we published our paper in Interface. We received three review reports which were constructive and useful: they helped us improve the paper significantly. The revision phase was a bit tight, with only three weeks for us to complete our revision. The deadline seemed strict. However, the process was quick, precise, and reasonable, and there was no frustration at all throughout the entire editorial process. We greatly appreciate the careful and precise handling and editing of our paper by the editor and the publishing team.What is next for you/your group?We want to extend this work by including elasto-capillarity, i.e. elastic deformations of a flexible object by the surface tension of a liquid. We are also interested in creating new bioinspired systems and exploring the underlying physics. The authors of a new article published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, “Plant-inspired pipettes”, sought inspiration from the liverwort, a widely spread plant, for the creation of a bioinspired pipette. We asked one of the authors, Hirofumi Wada, about the study. Provided by The Royal Society Citation: Bioinspiration—plant-inspired pipettes (2018, May 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Journal information: Journal of the Royal Society Interface Explore further Credit: The Royal Society We wanted to design a precision experiment of physical models with controlled geometric parameters for a quantitative study. Computer-assisted 3-D printing was the best approach for this purpose. Before this project, we had no experience with a 3-D printer. However, our department has a manufacturing centre with technicians and several 3-D printers available for us to use. The technicians provided great support in the beginning, and soon, Nakamura became an expert at fabricating with the printers. Using a 3-D printer to create various plastic models to play with was not challenging, but rather, great fun.Why are the results of the paper important?Firstly, the main result of our study is easily accessible to anyone. It is also fun and counter-intuitive to see such a simple device grab that much water. Our study, for the first time, sheds light on the biomechanic aspect of the liverwort, which is a land plant present in almost every available habitat on Earth. 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. read more

Power Utility Searches for Cause of Massive Manhattan Blackout

first_imgEngineers spent Sunday examining power equipment to root out the cause of a massive outage that plunged a swath of Manhattan into darkness a day earlier. The focus of Consolidated Edison Inc.’s investigation was a large transmission substation in Midtown, which became de-energized Saturday night before the blackout, according to Consolidated Edison of New York President Timothy P. Cawley. A…last_img

Rajasthan RSS shakha attacked in Bundi two held

first_img Asian News International BundiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 17:57 IST Clash erupted between two groups during an ongoing session at an RSS shakha. (Screengrab from ANI video)Two persons were arrested for allegedly attacking a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) shakha (camp) here in Bundi district, police said on Friday. On July 10, an RSS shakha was organised in a park, where a clash erupted between some people and RSS volunteers over some issue, which is not clear yet, police said.According to the Sangh, some young boys, who participated in the event, sustained injuries in the incident as they were beaten up by a mob.Soon after receiving information, the police rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the situation. Police arrested two persons after RSS volunteers demanded strict action against the accused.”It is not an old matter. We used to organise our sessions in this park. On Wednesday evening, people from Muslim community opposed the session and started using abusive language for us. When we asked them to move away, they began fighting with us. A few of them also beat up our children,” an RSS volunteer said”We have filed a complaint with police and they assured us that strict action would be taken against the accused. However, they were given bail later and we are not happy with the probe,” he said.Meanwhile, Bundi Superintendent of Police said that they have set up a team who is patrolling the park. He said two persons have been arrested in the case and they are being interrogated by the police.”We are investigating the matter. It was not a serious case, an altercation took place between RSS volunteers and some Muslims. If anyone found guilty, we will surely arrest them,’ he said.Also Read | RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma dies after militant attackAlso Read | RSS’s role in nation-building’ part of Maharashtra varsity syllabusFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byChanchal Chauhan Next Rajasthan: RSS shakha attacked in Bundi, two heldOn July 10, an RSS shakha was organised in a park, where a clash erupted between some people and RSS volunteers over some issue, which is not clear yet, police said. advertisementlast_img read more

Prison platter Kerala jail ties up with Swiggy to deliver food

first_img P S Gopikrishnan Unnithan ThrissurJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 09:24 IST Image for representation (Photo: Pinterest)HIGHLIGHTSInmates of Viyyur’s Central Prison will deliver a chicken combo meal by using SwiggyAt Rs 127, the combo includes chicken biryani, chicken curry, chapatis, pickle, salad and waterFor the past few years prison inmates have been running ‘Freedom Food Factory’, a canteenKerala’s cuisine is famous throughout the country. Be it the traditional tapioca-fish curry or idiyappam with curry or the iconic Thalaserry chicken biryani or the ishtu-appam combo. Now these delicious dishes are being cooked and delivered by some very unlikely cooks.In a first of its kind initiative, Central Prison, Viyyur in Thrissur district of Kerala is offering a chicken biryani combo, served in a banana leaf with a bottle of drinking water.If you are a little hesitant or embarrassed to step into a jail compound, don’t worry, you can just get it home-delivered. Viyyur jail authorities have tied up with food delivery app Swiggy to deliver food at customers’ doorsteps.For the past few years prison inmates have been running a canteen, ‘Freedom Food Factory’. Now the services will reach a wider consumer base.Right from preparation to packing, the whole process is carried out by the inmates of Central Prison. In a bid to spread the message of being eco friendly, the parcel is delivered in paper bags made by jail inmates.The combo includes 300 gm of biryani rice, a fried chicken leg piece, chicken curry, four chapatis, pickle, salad and a bottle of water. All this comes for Rs 127 only. Customers will also have the option of not buying the water, which would bring down the price of the combo to Rs 117.Initially, the delivery will be restricted to a 6-km radius of the jail in Thrissur city. The project was launched on Thursday in the presence of Superintendent NS Nirmalandan Nair and other officers.Officials from the food safety department were also present. The combo was an instant hit as prison authorities had to close the listing from Swiggy in 20 minutes due to over booking.Kerala jails have been in the food business for many years now. Under the brand name ‘Food for Freedom’ they have opened a restaurant near the central jail in Thiruvananthapuram, which has become a huge hit.The iconic jail chapati with veg or non-veg curry is available through mobile sales units which run across the state.For Central Prison, Viyyur, online food delivery is the latest offering alongside organic farming, a volleyball team and its own music band among others.Also read | Jailhouse Blues | KeralaAlso read | 4 places in Delhi that serve the best food from KeralaFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byAnumika Bahukhandi Prison platter: Kerala jail ties up with Swiggy to deliver foodInmates of Viyyur’s Central Prison will deliver a chicken combo meal by using Swiggy.advertisement Nextlast_img read more