Secret Maoist camp busted in Odisha; no arrests made

first_imgA secret Maoist camp was busted by Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Niyamgiri hills region under Kalyansinghpur police station limits of Odisha’s Rayagada district on Thursday.According to police sources, 15 gelatin sticks, 15 detonators, one Improvised Explosive Device in the form of a ‘tiffin box’, batteries and wires were seized from the spot. The Maoists using the camp could not be traced as they had managed to escape taking advantage of the hilly jungle terrain, said the sources.During their continuing anti-Maoist search operation, the CRPF personnel had unearthed this secret Maoist camp inside the jungle near Tuluba village in Niyamgiri hills region. The explosives seized from the spot suggested that the Maoists were planning to plant them to target security forces.last_img read more

Bloody Rag May Not Have Touched Louis XVI’s Severed Head

first_imgIt seemed like the perfect forensic tale. Earlier this year, a geneticist concluded that the remains of a blood-soaked cloth stored for centuries in an 18th century gourd likely belonged to the severed head of the last French king, Louis XVI—a conclusion supported by the fact that the DNA matched that taken from a mummified head belonging to his direct ancestor, King Henry IV. So confident were some people about the findings that a company now offers a blood test for anyone who wants to see if they, too, are descendants of this royal family.But new research released today calls into question the identities of both the blood and the head, arguing that the DNA in those samples does not match the DNA in living relatives of these kings. The data “make a strong case,” against the previous work, says Cristian Capelli, a geneticist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom who was not involved with the work.According to legend, when King Louis XVI was beheaded in 1793 during the French Revolution, a witness soaked up his blood with a handkerchief and stored it in a decorated gourd. A few years ago, the family that owned the gourd asked geneticist Carles Lalueza-Fox of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, Spain, to look at the DNA from the remains of the cloth. At the time, all he could say was that the DNA came from a blue-eyed European male because he didn’t have any DNA from any of the king’s relatives. 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Henry IV was a direct ancestor of Louis XVI, so a match would provide further evidence that the blood belonged to the French king. Lalueza-Fox was able to isolate a small amount of Y chromosome from the inner part of the head, which is transmitted from male to male each generation. Enough of it matched the blood’s Y chromosome for him to conclude that the blood and head came from individuals who were related to each other.French historian Philippe Delorme wasn’t convinced. There was so little Y chromosome from the head that the matchup could have been by chance. He teamed up with geneticist Jean-Jacques Cassiman from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and identified three living descendants of the French kings, members of the House of Bourbon, to find out what the Y chromosome of that lineage should look like. They analyzed the Y chromosomes of these male relatives, and came up with a “Bourbon” Y chromosome profile. That profile did not match that obtained from the blood and head, Cassiman, Delorme, and their colleagues report today in the European Journal of Human Genetics.Who is right depends in part on what the Bourbon family tree really looks like—and that is also under dispute. Cassiman and Delorme argue that the three relatives they analyzed come from different branches of the tree, so the matching parts of their Y chromosome indicate true Bourbon inheritance. But Lalueza-Fox and his French historian collaborator Philippe Charlier think that the living relatives all trace back to Philippe I, who was homosexual and thus perhaps unlikely to have actually fathered the next generation. “It seems likely that what we have here is just a case of false paternity within a royal family,” says Lalueza-Fox, who sticks by his original work. “Moreover, we should be cautious with the genealogies claimed by people. These are often less accurate than we may think.”Both sides think the best way to get to the bottom of this forensic tale would be to study the DNA of more living relatives. But neither has the funds to do so. So for now, the new work “leaves still open the hunt for true remains of these historical figures,” Capelli says.last_img read more

CEAT signs Ishan Kishan for three-year bat endorsement deal

first_imgMumbai, Feb 16 (PTI) Indias Under-19 cricket captain Ishan Kishan has been signed by leading tyre manufacturer CEAT Ltd. for a three-year bat endorsement deal. The left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman will now be seen playing with a bat prominently displaying CEAT insignia in all formats of the game. The association has been facilitated by IOS Sports & Entertainment, a company that exclusively manages Kishan. Having learnt his cricket on the streets of Patna, 17-year old Ishan debuted with the Ranji trophy against Assam in December 2014. Since then, he has steadfastly risen as a trustworthy captain, having led India into the U-19 World Cup final. Ishan played with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Vijay Hazare Trophy and is also a part of team Gujarat Lions for the upcoming IPL 2016. He also plays for Jharkhand in Ranji trophy. Commenting on the association, Anant Goenka, MD, CEAT Ltd said, “Our objective is to identify young talent and support them in their international cricketing journey. Thus we have signed the very-promising Ishan Kishan as CEATs youngest on-field representative. We are confident that he has all the required qualities to progress as a well-rounded cricketer. We have once again chosen a cricketer who lives up to the CEAT brand that resonates the qualities of energetic youthfulness and dynamism.” Kishan said, “CEAT has indeed played a significant role in nurturing the cricketing talent pool of India. I am honoured to be associated with the CEAT cricketing family, and look forward to a long innings! “I am glad that CEAT has signed a deal with young and dynamic cricketer who has the potential to be the future of Indian Cricket. I congratulate CEAT for this association,” said Neerav Tomar, MD & CEO IOS Sports & Entertainment. PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Manchester United F.C. sign midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea

first_imgManchester United have signed Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Premier League champions Chelsea on a three-year contract with an option to extend for a further year, both clubs said on Monday.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but British media reported that United paid between 40 million ($52.48 million) and 50 million pounds to reunite the 28-year-old midfielder with manager Jose Mourinho.”Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player,” Mourinho said in a statement.”I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him. A big welcome to our new number 31.”A beast in midfield.Nemanja Matic is a red. #ACE17 #HereToCreate adidas Football (@adidasfootball) July 31, 2017Mourinho signed Matic when he was in charge of Chelsea in 2014. Matic, who originally joined Chelsea in 2009 before moving to Benfica in 2011, became an influential part of Chelsea’s title-winning side under Mourinho in 2014-15.”To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” Matic said.”This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club.”Watch the full interview with our new signing, Nemanja Matic, exclusively on #MUTV in 10 mins! #MaticIsRed Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 31, 2017Matic’s arrival followed Mourinho’s unsuccessful move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier as United seek to mount a serious Premier League challenge for the first time since the departure of Alex Ferguson as manager in 2013.Matic made 40 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea last season as Italian Antonio Conte marked his first season in charge of the London-based club by winning the league.However, Chelsea’s signing of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko in this transfer window was an indication that Matic could have struggled for game time next season.United have also signed defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.last_img read more

ADLINK: smart gateway selected for Michelin-SoftBank tire control system

first_imgADLINK announced that its intelligent, industrial gateway has been selected for the Nihon Michelin-Softbank IoT tire control system. The first launch of an IoT tire monitoring system in Japan by a tire maker, the Michelin Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Cloud Service provides improved safety and efficiency, as well as cost savings benefits, for industries such as fleet management and construction.The TPMS system contains sensors that measure a tire’s air pressure and temperature, sending out alerts when these deviate from their standard levels. ADLINK’s industrial IoT gateway, the MXE-110i, provides an extremely compact form factor with versatile RF connectivity and fanless rugged construction to serve as the vehicle-mounted communications device. Softbank provides the IoT platform within the Michelin infrastructure and overall system. The versatility of the TPMS allows it to handle vehicles of all classes, including camper vans, light trucks, heavy vehicles, trailers and buses.When factors within the tire are outside of normal tolerance levels, the ADLINK MXE-110i will send an email over-the-cloud to the end customer’s operations manager and the Michelin tire vendor. An alert will also go out automatically to the Michelin Rescue Network, which can dispatch a vehicle to provide assistance.Based on the Intel Quark SoC X1021 and integrating Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT 3.1, ADLINK’s MXE-110i industrial IoT gateway delivers manageability and security critical to industrial IoT applications. The IoT gateway presents an intelligent and robust embedded system supporting wide application development and easy service deployment, delivering outstanding performance in industrial applications such as smart city, facility management and industrial automation applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Transfer learning for the IoTNext Rohde & Schwarz: conformance test coverage for certification of eMTC and NB-IoT deviceslast_img read more

Diana Shipping Buys Capesize Bulker

first_imgzoom Diana Shipping Inc., Athens-based dry bulk shipping company, has added a Capesize dry bulk vessel of 179,362 dwt, the m/v Churchill Bulker, to its fleet.The 2011-built dry bulker, to be renamed Seattle, was purchased for USD 28.5 million.The ship is expected to be delivered by mid-November 2015.Diana Shipping’s fleet currently consists of 41 dry bulk vessels (2 Newcastlemax, 12 Capesize, 3 Post-Panamax, 4 Kamsarmax and 20 Panamax).As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the company’s fleet, excluding the five vessels not yet delivered, is approximately 4.7 million dwt with a weighted average age of 7.57 years.last_img read more

KJo Aditya Chopra fulfilled every dream I had SRK

first_imgMumbai: Shah Rukh Khan says filmmaker Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra have fulfilled every dream the superstar had. Shah Rukh on Monday tweeted a photo collage of himself, Karan and Chopra and captioned it: “Dreamers are good. But if those dreams are not given a direction they mean nothing. These two fulfilled every dream I had, over and above every dream they had for themselves. Adi and Karan.” The 53-year-old actor said that he shared this with the world is because the two filmmakers are hold importance in his life. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ “Why share this with all? Because you should know, more important than your dreams are those who fulfil them for you,” he added. Shah Rukh has collaborated with Karan in films like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” and “My Name Is Khan”. The “Don” star has worked with Chopra in movies such as “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, “Veer-Zaara” and “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” among many others. Shah Rukh was last seen in Aanand L. Rai’s “Zero”, which also featured Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.last_img read more

Red Cross funds study into how Fort McMurray wildfire affected First Nation

first_imgThe Canadian PressMelanie Dene still remembers the harrowing ordeal of driving through fiery hell during the evacuation of Fort McMurray six months ago with her two young daughters.The chaos of traffic-choked roads, the thick smoke from the massive northern Alberta wildfire and flames so hot that her car stalled _ its engine on fire _ are all still fresh in her mind.“It was scary and I was like ‘Oh my God,” she said. “I just started praying and telling my girls that it was going to be OK.“There was just fire dropping everywhere. I just can’t get that image out of my head. My first thought was we are going to die.”Dene and her family lost their home and all of their belongings in the fire but made it out safely. They now live in Edmonton.She and others are now the subject of a research study into how the wildfire affected First Nation and Metis communities in and around the Fort McMurray region.The Canadian Red Cross is funding research, which involves talking to people whose homes were destroyed in the city, who faced food shortages in outlying communities and those who can no longer hunt, trap or pick berries because of the charred terrain.The study involves five First Nations that make up the Athabasca Tribal Council along with the Wood Buffalo, Willow Lake and Chard Metis communities and other organizations.Maggie Farrington, CEO of the tribal council, said they hope to learn how to help communities recover from the fire and be better prepared for future disasters. The council estimates about 10,000 Indigenous people live in the region, including some who lost homes in some of the hardest hit city neighbourhoods.The $500,000 study is being conducted by a consulting firm and will include asking people to share what happened to them during the fire.“There is a healing element in telling stories,” Farrington said. “At some point their stories will contribute to a larger dialogue to help build a resiliency that we really hope will be the ultimate result of this research.”The report is to be completed in 18 months and its findings are to be shared with governments.Farrington said Indigenous people are determined to bounce back from the wildfire, including eight of her staff who lost homes in the blaze.The tribal council building survived, but the flames scorched the teepee lodge polls the organization uses for ceremonies. Staff simply scraped off the charred areas so they can be used again.Before May 3, Dene always thought of fire as a source of warmth, not as something mean and destructive. She said it took time before she could even look at a campfire, but finally came to terms with her fear.During a birthday celebration for one of her daughters she made a point of looking directly into the flames in a fireplace.“It was really hard for me. I was terrified. But I did it,” she said.“It has been six months and I still feel that we are still experiencing the trauma.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Thousands of travellers affected in Europe by Ryanair strike

first_imgMADRID – Thousands of travellers in Europe saw their plans disrupted Friday after airline Ryanair cancelled more than 200 flights because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.The budget airline says it had informed passengers of possible disruptions ahead of time, giving them time to adjust.In Tenerife, Spain, hundreds of passengers queued at Ryanair counters and dozens more at the Madrid airport as 86 flights of the low-cost company from or to Spain were cancelled, affecting some 16,000 passengers, according to Spanish unions.The unions blame the Ireland-based company for breaking talks over the company’s ratio of outsourced workers, working conditions and their demand for local contracts instead of Irish ones.In a statement Thursday, the company blamed cabin crews of competitors for organizing the strikes and blocking “significant progress” in labour negotiations.But the Brussels-based European Cabin Crew Association, which says it has more than 35,000 members, supported the walkout over what it described as the airline’s “inflexibility, single-mindedness and unreasonable behaviour.”The association alleged Ryanair was intimidating strikers by threatening them with job losses.As the company and labour groups traded accusations, some passengers left on the ground by the cancellations were galled.“They (Ryanair) sent me a text saying, ‘Have a look at your email.’ I don’t have an email,” said Eddie Hughes from Norfolk, England, at Madrid airport.Spanish cabin crew workers’ unions said cancellations could be increasing throughout the day. Airports in Valencia, Mallorca and Tenerife are the most affected, the unions said.In Portugal, 13 morning flights were cancelled and in the Netherlands, 14 of 22 flights were cancelled.last_img read more

UK leader deploys ministers to sell Brexit deal to public

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is deploying 30 members of her government throughout the country to rally support for her deal on leaving the European Union.Treasury chief Philip Hammond and Health Secretary Matt Hancock are among the senior ministers who are making appearances around Britain in an effort to win popular support for the agreement and put pressure on lawmakers to approve the deal.May says people in Britain “want us to get on with it,” and that it is important ministers speak with communities to explain how her Brexit deal “works for them.”The House of Commons is scheduled to vote on the plan Tuesday. May has shrugged off calls to postpone the vote despite forecasts that lawmakers are likely to reject it.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Morocco and India Sign Extradition Agreement for ‘Fugitive Offenders’

Rabat – Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohamed Aujjar signed the agreement on Monday, November 12, in New Delhi.The purpose of the agreement is to “strengthen bilateral cooperation with Morocco and enhance effectiveness and provide a broad legal framework for prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes; as well as in tracing, restraint and confiscation of funds meant to finance terrorist acts,” a statement by the Indian home affairs ministry said.Aujjar is making a VIP visit to India on November 11-18. The agreement will also provide a legal base for extraditing fugitive offenders “who are accused of economic offences, terrorism and other serious offences”, according to Indian Ianslive news outlet.As part of the agreement, both parties will cooperate in serving summons, judicial documents, and letters of request, and in executing judgments, decrees, and arbitral awards.Both ministers reiterated their firmness to jointly counter the threats of organized crime and terrorism.The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the signing of the extradition agreement between Morocco and India on Thursday, November 8.India and Morocco enjoy friendly bilateral relations. This year, both countries signed many agreements and MoUs on different sectors including air service, tourism, social programs, mining and geology, and information technology. read more

UN force mourns peacekeepers murdered in eastern Chad

The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) today expressed its dismay over the killing yesterday of a peacekeeper and two soldiers of the European Union force (EUFOR) by a fellow soldier in a camp in Abeché in eastern Chad. “A French soldier of the EUFOR military operation killed two of his cohorts as well as a Togolese UN peacekeeper for reasons yet to be determined,” the Mission said in a news release issued in N’Djamena. Chadian authorities, in collaboration with France and EUFOR, are investigating the incident and searching for the perpetrator. MINURCAT reiterated its full confidence in EUFOR and conveyed its condolences to the families of the victims. In September 2007, the Security Council approved the establishment of a UN-mandated, multidimensional presence, including EU military forces, in Chad and CAR to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people uprooted due to insecurity in the two countries and neighbouring Sudan. On 15 March, UN peacekeepers took over the military and security responsibilities of EUFOR after the Council approved the deployment of an additional 5,500 blue helmets to serve with MINURCAT. 8 April 2009The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) today expressed its dismay over the killing yesterday of a peacekeeper and two soldiers of the European Union force (EUFOR) by a fellow soldier in a camp in Abeché in eastern Chad. read more

NBC says it has surpassed 1 billion in Olympic ad sales

NBC says it has surpassed $1 billion in Olympic ad sales by The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2016 9:05 am MDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2016 at 11:05 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC says that it has surpassed $1 billion in advertising sales for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is on pace to set a record for the most national advertising sold for any single event.By contrast, the network announced reaching the $1 billion sales milestone only two days prior to the opening of the 2012 Olympics in London.Seth Winter, advertising chief for NBC Sports, said Tuesday that the sales are an indication of advertisers’ desire for big-event programming. Unlike many Olympics, NBC will be able to televise live events in prime time from Rio; the Brazilian city is one hour ahead of the eastern United States.The Brazilian Olympic games are set to begin Aug. 5. read more

Downhole technology specialist Qteq buys Surtech and WellServ

first_imgQteq clients will soon have access to a series of new, innovative measurement sensors and systems to provide borehole data, after the business agreed to acquire Perth-based subsurface data logging company Surtech Systems Pty Ltd.Qteq also agreed to acquire Directional & Measurement Whilst Drilling (MWD) company WellServ Pty Ltd, in a cash and scrip transaction. These will be Qteq’s third and fourth acquisitions for this financial year.Surtech is a leading provider of downhole geophysical measurements and utilises a fleet of 23 vehicles across Australia, with main bases in Perth and Brisbane.The acquisitions will provide the Brisbane-based company with Surtech’s industry-leading systems to collect accurate data on the composition and behaviour of subsurface rocks.Surtech founder and Managing Director Martin Mulliner, who launched the company more than 20 years ago, said the integration of the two businesses would provide many opportunities.“We will build on our shared vision to offer the most innovative subsurface services and technology in Australia, across all georesources,” Mulliner said.Qteq CEO and Chair Simon Ashton said he was delighted to welcome Martin and the Surtech team to the Qteq Group.“It is a complementary acquisition which greatly enhances our service capability, with operational bases now established in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland,” Ashton said.“It will accelerate the market adoption of our BMR (Borehole Magnetic Resonance), Spectroscopy and LWD (logging-while-drilling) services that we are currently developing.“Qteq has grown from 40 employees, since launching in August 2017, to more than 110 today, and has managed explosive growth in demand for our services.“We are an example of a thriving Australian company, more than 90% owned by our Australian staff and management, that creates new opportunities through developing and applying technology.”last_img read more

Water Meter Installation Goes Wrong Pic of the Day

first_imgClick here to see a larger version. (Image Credit: Seán O’Rourke)Water has since been restored to local residents and the company apologises for any inconvenience caused.Read: Dublin man stops Irish Water workers installing meter at home 12 different times > Click here to see a larger version. (Image Credit: Seán O’Rourke)WHILE SOME PEOPLE may not be keen on having a water meter connected to their home’s supply, how would they feel about Irish Water installing a beautiful water feature in their front garden?One resident of Brookhaven Park in Blanchardstown, Dublin was treated to just that as workers installed an eight metre high fountain in their front garden.Kinda.Irish Water confirmed that there was an issue with a burst pipe on the street this morning.In conjunction with Fingal County Council, a crew was on the ground within an hour this morning and water has now been restored to the number of houses affected in the Brookhaven Estate.last_img read more

Sound Stack le hautparleur iOS de Soundfreaq

first_imgSound Stack: le haut-parleur iOS de SoundfreaqSoundfreaq a fabriqué un haut-parleur exclusivement orienté vers la gamme de produit Apple…Pour mieux en extirper les sustantifiques notes ?Soundfreaq a conçu un dock pour Apple appelé Sound Stack. Compatible avec les iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone et iPad, il s’agit d’un haut-parleur de haute qualité sans câbles encombrants. Il est également possible d’utiliser le Sound Stack avec le Bluetooth et le Wi-Fi, bien que cela demande plus d’énergie.À lire aussiLe baladeur : du walkman au MP3… 30 ans d’évolutionDisponible pour le prix de 400 dollars (environ 290 euros), le haut-parleur sans fil Sounfreaq Sound Stack mesure un peu plus de 5 cm. Ses deux subwoofers actifs délivrent des basses naturelles et le système de traitement du son UQ3 permet de délivrer un rendu sonore de grande fidélité.Soundfreaq espère toucher le grand public avec un produit de qualité au rendu sonore élaboré. Sa compatibilité avec toute la gamme Apple offre probablement à ce matériel la diffusion qu’il mérite. Le 6 novembre 2011 à 14:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Aldridge scores 26 Portland routs Charlotte

first_imgPORTLAND — The Rose Garden reception for Joel Przybilla and Dante Cunningham was warm and appreciative and chock full of admiration. The Trail Blazers weren’t quite as welcoming. Meeting their former teammates for the first time since they were traded away nine days earlier, Portland players were merciless amid the reunion. Their first and second units dominated. They got production out of everyone who took the floor. And in allowing the fewest points they have all season, the Blazers crushed the Bobcats, 93-69. “We played defense to try to keep it close,” Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge said. “We finally found our rhythm in the second half. That was big for us.” Yes, the first 24 minutes of Saturday’s game was certainly no study in aesthetics. Despite leading 40-35 at the break, Portland finished the first half shooting 37 percent. Charlotte, meanwhile, was at 39 percent. It was even uglier from behind the 3-point line, in which the Blazers were 2 of 11 and the Bobcats 1 of 6.If Portland head coach Nate McMillan delivered an inspiring locker-room speech at halftime is unknown, but the Blazers morphed into a different team in the second half. That was much in part due to the second unit. Point guard Patty Mills made just four shots Saturday, but all came from beyond the arc as he finished with 12 points. Brandon Roy played just 20 minutes Saturday, but he capitalized on it by by scoring 10 points.last_img read more

Video of young boy helping elderly woman up stairs goes viral

first_imgMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (WSVN) — A young Georgia boy’s random act of kindness has gone viral for all the right reasons.Riley Duncan posted a video on Facebook that shows a young boy helping an elderly woman with a walker climb up a set of stairs.The 8-year-old was in a car with his family when he saw the woman crossing the street. He stopped traffic and rushed over to help her, Duncan told WSB-TV.The boy didn’t know he was being recorded as he held the woman’s arms and slowly guided her up each stair. She gave the boy a hug for his kindness.“She told him that he’s special,” the boy’s mother told the news station.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Workbooks gifted to govt school students

first_imgSangareddy: Prerna Shikhana Foundation distributed Telugu and Mathematics workbooks to the students of government school at Khammampalli on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, ZPTC of Munipalli, P Meenakshi Saikumar appreciated the organisation for the gesture. She told the students to utilise the opportunities like this. She also said that government schools were also competing on par with private schools. Coordinator of the organisation T Suresh, sarpanch Jasmine, SMC chairman Salomi, Urdu medium chairman Farooq Patel, Ambedkar youth village president T Rajender, HM and teachers were present.last_img read more

Armando Walle Will Run For ReElection To Texas House Of Representatives

first_imgFlorian MartinState Representative Armando Walle (fourth from the right) has announced he is running for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.State Representative Armando Walle announced Wednesday he is running for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.Walle, a Democrat, will be running for his sixth term to represent House District 140, which includes north Houston and Aldine.“After much consultation and consideration with my family, friends, and community, I have decided to run for re-election to the Texas House,” Walle said in a statement.The Representative added that his “experience and knowledge” will be “more important than ever given the work that remains at the state level in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey as well as in our fight for strong neighborhood schools, good-paying jobs, and quality healthcare for our families.”Last week, Walle declared his candidacy to succeed U.S. Representative Gene Green, after the Congressman announced he will not seek re-election for the 29th Congressional District.“We will dearly miss Congressman Gene Green’s experience, strong work ethic, and commitment to the people of the 29th Congressional District of Texas. Since his retirement announcement, I have seen optimism and excitement for a new generation of leadership,” Walle’s statement noted about Green and added: “I look forward to continuing engagement with the community on how we can best move forward.” Sharelast_img read more