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Chandler’s dunk, Booker’s 32 send Suns past Grizzlies

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Back from injury, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) dribbles past Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APPHOENIX — Tyson Chandler dunked Dragan Bender’s inbounds pass from the opposite sideline with 0.4 seconds remaining to give the Phoenix Suns a 99-97 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time).Bender threw a perfect pass and Chandler jumped over a defender to slam it down, though the play was reviewed by officials to see if there was offensive basket interference. After replay review, the basket counted, and Kobi Simmons missed the Grizzlies’ last attempt to tie at the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson T.J. Warren scored 17 points for the Suns.Evans had 25 points for the Grizzlies, who got 18 from Marc Gasol.Booker hit his first shot of the game, a 16-foot jumper 13 seconds after tipoff. He made 9 of 21 shots and 11 of 12 of free throws.The Suns used a 12-0 run to take a 21-10 lead in the first quarter, and led by 10 at the end of the quarter after handing out 11 assists. Alex Len’s putback dunk of a missed shot with 2.6 seconds to play made it 29-19.The Grizzlies trimmed the deficit to 57-53, at halftime. Booker scored 20 points in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Devin Booker scored 32 points in his return from a three-week injury absence before fouling out in the final minute, but the Suns needed one final play after Jarell Martin slammed in a rebound with 0.6 seconds remaining to tie it at 97.The Suns beat the Grizzlies in a tight game at home for the second time in six days after handing them a 97-95 defeat on Dec. 21. Phoenix has won four of its last six games while Memphis has lost nine of 11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Suns used a 13-0 run to turn a four-point deficit into a 91-82 lead midway through the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies went nearly six minutes without a point.But Booker fouled out with 41 seconds to go and Memphis cut it to 96-95 when Tyreke Evans made a layup with 6.2 seconds left. Murray scores 22 as Nuggets beat Jazzlast_img read more

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1976 TO 2018: SA`s youth is more than ready to honour the sacrifices of their counterparts from 1976

first_imgBy Vumile Msweli, Chief Executive Hesed Consulting and Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part Ambassador“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom,” said South Africa’s late statesman – Nelson Mandela at London’s Trafalgar Square in February 2005.16 June 2018 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the June 16, 1976 student and youth uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide, which profoundly changed the nature of South Africa’s struggle for freedom and democracy. The sacrifices of these courageous young people who fought for equal education which would enable equal access to opportunities for all citizens will forever be etched in the country’s history. Today young people continue to grapple with socio-economic challenges which will ultimately impact on their ability to access opportunities in the country. The South African youth are still vulnerable in the labour market. Youth unemployment, however, is not unique to South Africa; it is a global phenomenon. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are about 71 million unemployed youth, aged 15–24 years, globally in 2017, with many of them facing long-term unemployment. In South Africa those aged 15–34 years are considered as youth. South Africa’s unemployment rate is high for both youth and adults; however, the unemployment rate among young people aged 15–34 was 38,2%, implying that more than one in every three young people in the labour force did not have a job in the first quarter of 2018. Some of these young people have become discouraged with the labour market and they are also not building on their skills base through education and training – they are not in employment, education or training (NEET). The burden of unemployment is also concentrated amongst the youth as they account for 63,5% of the total number of unemployed persons. The unemployment rate among the youth is higher irrespective of education level.These statistics suggest that South Africa must create opportunities to ensure young people can participate meaningfully in the country including through the economy.  In the face of these figures and knowing that young citizens consist of almost two thirds of the entire South African population, it is clear that time is of the essence and solutions must be found now.  The development of young people must become a national priority which is mainstreamed. Vision 2030 or the National Development Plan (NDP), has a special focus on the youth and it states: “Having a relatively young population can be advantageous; provided the majority of working-age individuals are gainfully employed…The challenge is to convert this into a demographic dividend. This will only be possible if the number of working-age individuals can be employed in productive activities.”  South Africa is therefore cognisant of the work that must be done to ensure that young citizens are able to contribute meaningfully to the South African nation brand while being able to access opportunities that freedom and democracy have brought to the fore. All stakeholders in the country, including communities and government, have a role in creating the conditions for young people to become active, equipped citizens who can participate meaningfully in South Africa’s growth and development.    Good quality education and skills development, including moral education, will be key to this. If youth can be motivated and educated the right way, they surely can spearhead the progress of a nation and make the world a better place to live. The road to a better life, and country, demands hard work. It demands discipline, patience and responsibility.  Young people must be taught to uphold these values.  Such values are critical to enabling young people to be the social actors of change and progress. Young people are at the heart of the future of South Africa and how they contribute to our country will be the consequence of the investment we make now. We must all play our part to support the young citizens of our country. _____________________________________________________________________________ Vumile is the Chief Executive Officer for Hesed Consulting which a consulting firm specializing in commerce acceleration and women empowerment on the African continent. She is an international speaker and coach having previously worked for reputable multi-national institutions such as Barclays, Investec, Nedbank, First National Bank and Vodafone. Awards:  34th Most Influential Young South African by Avance Media (2018)  15 of 1000 African Voices of Influence (2018)  Gauteng Premier Award for Excellence in Leadership (2017)  Mail and Guardian Top 200 most influential Young South Africans (2016)  Elle Boss of the Year in the Corporate Category (2016) Contribute to the conversation on #YouthMonth2018last_img read more

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Adobe: Embedded VM in Mozilla — Project Tamarin

first_imgThis week at ECM West, Adobe‘s Tom Malloy, Senior Vice President and Chief Software Architect of Advanced Technology Labs, gave a General Session speech with demonstrations about Adobe’s view of the next generation of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).  As you might expect, Adobe’s vision consists of the marriage of Adobe’s proprietary, but universally used, PDF and Flash technologies.Adobe has made a fairly compelling story.  Flash technology became part of the Adobe technology product family after the acquisition of MacroMedia by Adobe last year.  Over the years, Flash has become pervasive on the Internet and become the preferred delivery format for animation and video.  Adoption of the technology by sites like YouTube have secured the dominance of the Flash technology.Likewise, Adobe’s companion and home-grown technology, PDF, rivals Microsoft WORD as the most common file format for storing and transmitting documents, and PDF has the advantage of being truly platform independent.  Although the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine is a bit bloated, it’s fidelity of page rendering is unsurpassed.The Adobe plan is to meld HTML + Flash + PDF into light-weight visually-rich and responsive web-based applications.  But the RIAs can also be delivered and treated as documents.  Send them by email or download them from the net, but the content can be document-like internet-aware highly-interactive documents. The Adobe demonstration gave examples from the mortgage industry that showed how graphics, text and forms processing could be merged and populated with back-end data from the internet, creating highly interactive next-generation ‘documents’. The definition of application and document begin to blur.Adobe’s goal is to turn out developer and content creator tools that will help them recruit application creators for building Web 2.0-style applications.  One example is FLEX-2, Adobe’s IDE and environment for building RIA browser-based internet applications.Initial reviews of Flex have been good, but deployment costs can become expensive ($20,000 per CPU plus maintenance and services).  The costs and proprietary nature of the Adobe technology have led some to seek out lower cost alternatives, like OpenLaszlo.But Adobe is trying to reverse the image of being a closed technology company.  On the same day of Malloy’s talk, Adobe announced that the Adobe VM was to be embedded in the next version of Mozilla.  Adobe has contributed the source code for its ActionScript Virtual Machine and its Just in Time compiler to the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation.  This is code that was acquired by Adobe in the purchase of MacroMedia.Mozilla has created a new project for the Adobe VM called the Tamarin Project, named after a species of tiny arboreal monkeys.  Adobe developers will continue to work on and contribute to the project.  But without parallel support in Microsoft’s IE, it isn’t clear how useful it will be.last_img read more

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OMsignal’s New Smart Shirt Shows The Challenge For Wearables

first_imgReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.On days when I head out for a run or a workout—which is to say, most days—I strap on a heart-rate monitor. The fabric strap worn around my chest isn’t the most comfortable, but I’ve gotten used to it. There should be a better way.There may be soon. A Canadian company, OMsignal, is coming out with a line of performance-oriented athletic clothing with built-in sensors. It starts taking orders on its website Thursday, with a basic kit including a shirt and an attached module selling for $199. (By themselves, shirts will sell for between $100 and $140.) It plans to ship the shirts this summer.Smart Clothes For Fitness FanaticsSee also: New Fitness Trackers Will Record Every Breath You Take, Every Move You MakeOMsignal CEO Stephane Marceau visited ReadWrite recently to show me the shirt. Think of your typical Under Armour compression shirt, with a slightly thicker panel around the middle of the torso. That’s where sensors are woven into the fabric, and where the module attaches with snaps.OMsignal’s shirt doesn’t look that different from other compression shirts on the surface.In the placement of its sensors, the OMsignal shirt isn’t that different conceptually from a chest strap. But because it covers more body surface area, it detects more signals than just heart rate, like breathing and stress indicators. The companion app picks up and analyzes all these signals to provide detailed feedback on exactly what your body’s doing.Technically, it’s a smart approach which may prove superior to both the familiar chest strap and newer, less proven technologies like the optical heart-rate monitors increasingly common in devices like the Mio Alpha and the Samsung Gear Fit.OMsignal’s module broadcasts biosignals like heart rate and breathing using Bluetooth Low Energy to your smartphone.When I first met Marceau in February, he had several markets in mind for OMsignal’s products: Remote care for the elderly, for example, or wellness products for office workers who need to learn how to destress. After talking to consumers, though, his team decided to target a different segment: performance-oriented athletes—the kind of people who are looking for gym clothes that give them an edge. He showed me a promo video which was something like Apple’s famous “1984” ad crossed with a Nike “Just Do It” spot. “You’re punching Under Armour in the face,” I told Marceau, who laughed.Fitness Versus WellnessWith this decision, OMsignal had the same quandary that a lot of wearables companies are facing: Do they try to evangelize the idea of the quantified self to a broader set of consumers who could stand to benefit from thinking more about their bodies? Or do they stick to the high end of the market, where there’s a segment of runners, cyclists, and gym rats who have a proven record of spending on fitness clothing and gadgets?What weighed in favor of focusing on fitness, Marceau told me, was the fashion element.“Wearables are fashion,” Marceau said. “Wearables are identity affirmation. When we did our tech trial, we realized how important [that] is. You buy a story about yourself that you want to tell yourself and others, and I don’t think this should be underplayed.”In other words, when you buy a product like this, you’re conveying your commitment to fitness and exercise—a strategy not unlike Nike’s and Under Armour’s. OMsignal’s app will give detailed workout reports, rating exercise sessions on heart-rate variability, breathing quality, and other metrics not available through standard monitors.So targeting yoga jocks and weekend warriors may position OMsignal to eventually reach other, broader markets. It’s difficult to sell “wellness” products, which always carry a vague scent of the doctor’s clinic. But fitness-oriented apparel convey a sense of vibrant health. Even if it’s aspirational, it may be a better way to sell the masses on measuring their vital signs on their smartphones.The shirts are made of a nylon-polyester blend and have silver-based threads woven in. (The silver is simultaneously conductive and antimicrobial.) OMsignal had to find specialized machines to knit them together. For now, it’s starting only with men’s shirts in small, medium, large, and extra-large, with six colors, and short-sleeve, sleeveless, and long-sleeve styles.Will OMsignal find a place in the market alongside the fitness-apparel giants? Under Armour sells high-end versions of its compression shirts for $99.99, and Nike is similarly pricey in its performance lines. And OMsignal’s shirts do a lot more than just keep you warm or stretch with your movements.Ultimately, its fate may be up to the people who wear it. If the buffest guys in the gym are wearing OMsignal this summer, it may have a fighting chance at merging fitness and fashion. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#biometric smart wear#biometrics#biosignals#Body#digital fitness#exercise#fitness#fitness apps#fitness trackers#health#OMsignal#quantified self#smart clothing#Stephane Marceau#workouts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts owen thomas Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Students stage sit-in protests in Manipur

first_imgAs a part of the continuing agitation in the wake of the death of a female student who was found “hanging” in a hostel in Imphal on July 18, men and women staged sit-in at several places. Police say that there was no untoward incident.Students’ organisations are demanding arrest of the principal Mrs Landhoni and other senior officials of Standard Robarth School, Imphal for police interrogation. The student Babysana Ningthoujam was a resident of the girl hostel of this private school.last_img read more

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VietinBank sends Rebisco PSL to 0-2 start in AWCC

first_imgVietinBank vs Rebisco PSL Manila. CONTIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — VietinBank engaged Rebisco PSL Manila in an intense firefight and emerged victorious, 25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 25-14, Friday in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here.The Vietnamese club didn’t hold any punches against the newly formed Filipino team whose core comprised the national squad, working very hard on defense in one juncture and then launching vigorous offense in the next.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Rebisco Spikers led, 9-4, in the first set as they flashed their individual brilliance and energetic defense.But soon the Vietnamese, displaying steely nerves, caught on, breaking an 18-all standoff to steal the set.Filipino superstars Jaja Santiago, Aby Marano and Jovelyn Gonzaga then joined hands to claim the next set with the trio throwing down from all angles to wear down the Vietnamese.Santiago scored 17 while Gonzaga and Marano each added 10 markers for the Rebisco PSL Manila, which had a share of fans inside the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Dinh Thi Thuy created trouble for the Rebisco defense as she unleashed 24 points, while teammates Pham Thi Kim Hue, Le Thanh Thuy and Doan Thi Xuan contributed 15, 14 and 12 markers, respectively.But Vietin also doubled down on the defensive end, tiring down the Filipinos with excellent floor defense that produced 13 digs against Rebisco’s five.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LeBron: Jordan chase about motivation, not greatness Volleyball fans, let’s rally behind these lovely ladies #RebiscoPSLManila #TeamPilipinas pic.twitter.com/9c7WtijPLQ— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) May 26, 2017 Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV In the third, Rebisco kept breathing down VietinBank’s neck and closed in, 17-19, only to see the Vietnamese employ unrelenting attacks mostly coming off a excellent digs.The Filipinos were in step in the fourth, coming within 10-13 but faded away with a string of errors.Now at 0-2 after losing to Hisamitsu Springs in the opener, Rebisco PSL Manila will next face Tianjin Bohai Bank on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. in Manila).RELATED VIDEOSlast_img read more

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EMAAR-MGF may face action for Village mess

first_imgIndian women Hockey team during their warm-up session at the Games Village in New Delhi.Private builder EMAAR-MGF, which constructed the Commonwealth Games Village, is expected to face penal action this week as the government has found various “irregularities” and “deficiencies” in its work.The Delhi Development Authority, which had given the contract to EMAAR-MGF for construction of the Village for the sportpersons, submitted its interim report on Tuesday to the Union Urban Development Ministry, 12 days after being asked to do so, sources said.In its report, the DDA has said that there were various “irregularities” and “deficiencies” in the construction of 38 towers of the Village and the builder even exceeded the permissible limits of construction, the sources said.The DDA submitted its report in response to Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy’s letter to DDA on October 7 asking for a report on the alleged irregularities and deficiencies in the Village after several foreign delegates said the place was “unlivable” and “filthy”.”The report is under examination in the ministry. The ministry is likely to give a direction to the DDA in the matter shortly,” the sources said, indicating that some penal action could be taken against the builder within a week.Asked about the nature of action, the sources said there are “adequate provisions in the agreement” with the builder to take action against it for faulty execution of the project.These could be confiscation of security deposit or blacklisting of the company, they said.In the letter, Reddy had asked DDA, which functions under the administrative control of the Urban Development Ministry, to file a report, saying the allegations had adversely affected the image of the DDA.advertisementThere have been reports of delay as well as deficiency in the execution of the project which have not only adversely affected the image of DDA but also the Commonwealth Games 2010 as a whole,” Reddy said in the letter.The letter was written during the Games but it was kept under wraps so that the mega event passed off peacefully.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Gianluigi Buffon celebrates 100th Juventus F.C. Champions League game in style

first_imgGianluigi Buffon celebrated his 100th Champions League game for Juventus in typical fashion on Wednesday, making a string of brilliant saves in a 2-0 win at Monaco in the first leg of their semi-final.To pay tribute to the 39-year-old goalkeeper, who has been a Juve stalwart for over 16 years, his club posted a video on Twitter before the game featuring some of his finest moments in the showcase competition.Semplicemente, Super #G1G1. Una carrellata sulle prime 99 di @gianluigiBuffon in #UCL in ???? pic.twitter.com/q3rTgP0bYR- JuventusFC (@juventusfc) 3 May 2017They could now make it a bit longer with the highlights of his performance against Monaco in which he repeatedly denied the principality team’s dangerous strikers, including teenage striker Kylian Mbappe.”They (Juventus) had two chances and scored two goals, we had many and scored none, that says it all”, said 18-year-old striker Mbappe, who had scored 18 goals in his last 18 competitive games, including three in the 6-3 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund in the last eight.Keeping a clean sheet against free-scoring Monaco, who have netted a massive 146 goals in all competitions this season, was no easy task and required a top keeper.Buffon, who has conceded two goals in this Champions League campaign and gone over 600 minutes without picking the ball out of his net, again proved he was just that, most notably when he tipped a Valere Germain header over his bar in the closing stages.He was careful, however, not to get carried away.advertisement”We approached the game the way we had to and did what he had to do,” Buffon told BeIN Sports television.”We do have an advantage but we also know Monaco have excellent players capable of scoring away. It’s not over.”Arguably the finest goalkeeper of his generation, Buffon has collected plenty of silverware during his illustrious career, winning six Serie A titles with Juve and lifting the World Cup with Italy in 2006.He has, however, never won the Champions League, losing two finals with Juventus, in 2003 and 2015.A third final looks pretty close and maybe Juventus will soon be posting another video with more acrobatics from their flying veteran.last_img read more

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Indian-origin gay minister wins leadership race, set to be

first_imgIrish PMBy Aditi KhannaLondon, Jun 2 (PTI) Leo Varadkar, an Indian-origin doctor and Irelands first openly gay minister, today won the leadership race for the ruling party to become the countrys youngest-ever and first homosexual Prime Minister-in-waiting.Varadkar, 38, will officially take over as Taoiseach, as the Irish prime ministerial title is known in Ireland, in Parliament later this month after he was declared the winner in the leadership race for the Fine Gael party.He took a majority of the votes to be declared as the 11th leader of the party as counting concluded at Mansion House in Dublin.The final count, including all three electoral colleges, saw Varadkar win with 60 per cent to Housing Minister Simon Coveneys 40 per cent votes.Polling had closed earlier today with a 100 per cent turnout in the parliamentary party recorded.The Dublin-born son of Mumbai-born Ashok Varadkar and Irish mother Miriam, served as Irelands welfare minister and had emerged as the most popular choice since he announced his candidacy after current leader Enda Kenny stepped down as prime minister earlier this year.Varadkar went up against housing minister Coveney in the leadership race, who bagged two-thirds of the party membership votes but lost out to the more popular candidate in the end.The voting for the Fine Gael leadership is decided in an electoral college system that gives the Fine Gael parliamentary party 65 per cent of the vote. The 21,000 rank- and-file members of the party have 25 per cent and 235 local representatives 10 per cent.advertisementThe parliamentary party voted for Varadkar, overwhelmingly, as was widely expected.Irelands new Taoiseach is expected to be formally confirmed by June 13, when the countrys Dail Parliament resumes following a week-long break.Varadkar came out as a gay man in 2015, when Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage through popular vote.In a coming-out speech he gave in a radio interview, he had said, “Its not something that defines me. Im not a half-Indian politician, or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter. Its just part of who I am, it doesnt define me, it is part of my character I suppose.”His family originates from Varad, a village in Gujarat, and Leo Varadkar kept his Indian connect alive, completing an internship at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.His partner, Matthew Barrett, is also a doctor.”Matt is just a very special person. Someone who is unconditionally on my side, which is always great. He is the kind of person who has made me a better person,” Varadkar recently said.The popular minister has campaigned for same-sex marriage and liberalising abortion laws.He worked as a general practitioner (GP) before winning a seat in Parliament in 2007 and has rapidly risen through the party ranks, holding several ministerial portfolios including minister for social protection and minister for transport, tourism and sports.Fine Gael is Irelands centre-right political party, seen as taking liberal positions on several social and economic issues. Varadkar was campaigning on a platform of reducing child poverty and educational disadvantage as key policy areas. PTI AK ASK ASKlast_img read more

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Defence minister inaugurates strategically important bridge in Hussainiwala

first_imgFerozepur (Pb), Aug 12 (PTI) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated today a strategically important bridge in Hussainiwala, which was was blown off during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war to stop advance of enemy force’s armoured units.After dedicating the 280-foot-long bridge to the nation, she said it connects Ferozepur with Hussainiwala barrage on the Sutlej river.The bridge is the only lifeline for the residents of more than two dozen villages by connecting Hussainiwala enclave with the rest of the country, the minister said.During the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, four spans of the bridge were demolished on the intervening night of December 3 and 4 to stop advance of enemy force’s armoured units.After the war, a bailey bridge was built by the Army to restore road traffic. To replace this temporary 280-foot-long bailey bridge, construction of a permanent 82.40 metre bridge was entrusted to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in 2015.To enable construction and continuous passage of traffic, a temporary diversion bailey bridge was built by formation engineers in September 2016.On the occasion, Sitharaman said Hussainiwala belongs to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev who made prime sacrifices for their motherland, which the whole nation can never forget.The minister said the soldiers should consider themselves lucky that God has given them an opportunity to perform their duty in such a sacred place.”I expect that everyone will perform their duties with zeal and courage, and will not allow the enemy to seize even a single inch of the motherland,” she said.Sitharaman also appreciated the efforts made by the BRO and the Army personnel who completed this bridge before its stipulated deadlineadvertisementThe Defence Minister was accompanied by Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi and senior army officials including Lt Gen. Harpal Singh, Director General of Border Roads Organisation Lt Gen. Surinder Singh, Army Commander of Western Command Lt Gen Dushyant Singh.She also interacted with various regiments of Western Command. PTI CORR CHS VSD NSD NSDlast_img read more

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