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New Adamson coach Onyok Getigan has eyes on big prize after triumphant debut

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Onyok Getigan just coached his first game for Adamson in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, but he already has his sight set on lofty goals for his team.“I want to lead this team to a championship,” said Getigan in Filipino after the Lady Falcons swept National University 25-15, 25-19, 25-22 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Getigan also noted that winning a championship boils down to effort.“The secret in becoming a champion is preparation and hard work, and that’s where you will get ahead,” said Getigan who led King’s Montessori School to the national championship among girls’ volleyball programs.“If your opponents are resting, you shouldn’t do the same and instead start training. We’ll have intense practices from now on.”ADVERTISEMENT Jayson Castro, TNT hold off Rain or Shine Getigan was an assistant with the Lady Falcons during the tenure of Air Padda, who was now demoted to being the strength and conditioning coach, but wasn’t that active with the team since he handled King’s Montessori School.“I know I don’t say it to them but it’s always in my mind that I want to lead them to the title,” said Getigan, who was also aware of the prospect that he’ll face his former players like La Salle’s Norielle Ipac and University of the Philippines’ Maristela Layug and Lorie Lyn Layug.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGetigan added that even though he became Adamson’s head coach four games into the season, and with a 1-3 record, the one thing he can change with the team is change the team’s effort levels.Adamson, unlike other teams in the league, holds once-a-day practices and he knows that he can’t change the Lady Falcons’ schedule but he can adjust the intensity of their training. View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

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Ferias de golfe na África do Sul

first_imgPara os entusiastas do golfe, a África do Sul e um destino maravilhoso – e isto e um eufemismo. O pais usufrui de um clima ideal para passar tempo ao ar livre sob o brilhante sol africano e quando se fala de percursos, os golfistas sentem-se aqui abençoados por tanta escolha.Se gosta do desafio de um campo de golfe junto ao mar tem um imenso leque por onde escolher; mas se prefere jogar em altitude, onde as bolas voam muito mais longe, as escolhas continuam a ser muito boas.Talvez o campo de golfe mais famoso de toda a África do Sul seja o Gary Player Country Club, em Sun City, onde se realiza o Nedbank Golf Challenge, que oferece o maior premio de qualquer torneio de golfe do mundo.No entanto, existem muitos outros campos de golfe de nomeada e de classe que receberam tanto o Torneio PGA Europeu como o Sunshine Tour local, alem de outros nao menos excelentes.A África do Sul produziu alguns golfistas do mais elevado calibre, como Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen e Trevor Immelman – todos grandes campeoes – e quando experimentar alguns dos campos que temos para lhe oferecer, vai entender o porque.Comece ja a planear o seu safari de golf!Os cinco melhores campos de golfe da África do SulLeopard CreekConsiderado o melhor campo de golfe sul africano e o 25º do mundo fora dos EUA pela Golf Digest USA, Leopard Creek esta situado na orla do mundialmente famoso Parque Nacional Kruger. O projecto de Gary Player tira vantagem da paisagem natural ao mesmo tempo que protege os jogadores com a ajuda de tecnicas inovadoras de arquitectura e paisagisticas.Gary Player Country ClubOnde se realiza o Nedbank Challenge, o Gary Player Country Club, em Sun City, na provincia do Noroeste, tem dois buracos que se classificaram na lista do Golf Online entre os 500 melhores buracos de golfe, tendo a Golf Digest USA classificado o percurso em 29º lugar do mundo fora dos EUA.Wild Coast Country ClubDesenhado pelo mundialmente famoso Robert Trent Jones, o percurso tem como pano de fundo o Oceano Indico, tornando-o de uma beleza extraordinaria – mas que castiga os que nao estao habituados a grandes irregularidades de terreno. O buraco que distingue o clube e o par-tres treze, que foi incluido entre os 500 melhores buracos do mundo pela Golf Online.Fancourt Holte, Country Club e Golf EstateSituado na pitoresca parte sul do Cabo, o campo de golfe The Links do Fancourt Hotel foi o anfitriao de um memoravel confronto na Presidents Cup 2003 (Taça do Presidente) entre os EUA e a Equipa Internacional, assim como da Taça Mundial Feminina de Golfe inaugural em 2005. Classificado 59º no mundo fora dos EUA pela Golf Digest USA, o percurso e unico na África do Sul. O projecto de Gary Player fez um conjunto absolutamente deslumbrante, com 700.000 metros cubicos de terra removida para criar um estilo tipicamente Links onde antes fora um terreno meramente plano.Durban Country ClubFoi o campo que mais Campeonatos Open Sul Africanos recebeu, com uma lista de vencedores que incluem os nomes de Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Bob Charles, Ernie Els e Tim Clark. Construido em zona pantanal rodeado de altas dunas, o percurso funde-se na paisagem que o rodeia, ondulante ao longo da costa maritima a curta distancia do Oceano Índico. A Golf Digest USA classificou-o em 62º lugar no mundo fora dos EUA e tres dos seus buracos foram incluidos na lista dos 500 top+ da Golf Online.Reporter infoSAlast_img read more

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How Google Will Infiltrate the Real-World: Mobile Coupons, Barcodes, and Visual Search

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The rapid growth of the mobile web is a force that could be disruptive to Google, a company that built its search engine for a desktop-based world. On the handheld, all bets are off. Anyone with an innovative concept for improving mobile search could gain ground, possibly even overtaking Google as the top search provider for mobile devices. But don’t worry – Google hasn’t been ignoring this trend. The company has been busy prepping various initiatives designed to get people googling from their mobile phones. From scannable barcodes to an innovative visual search app that lets you perform searches by taking photos, Google is slowly revealing how they plan to dominate search in the real world too. Google Does Barcodes (Again)Google hasn’t given up on barcode scanning just yet. Although a failed Print Ad program featuring barcodes for newspapers was shut down at the beginning of the year, that hasn’t stopped the company from giving barcodes another go. This time, the venue isn’t the old-fashioned newspaper, but local businesses. Through Google’s Favorite Places program, over 100,000 of the United State’s most popular local businesses will receive stickers sporting Google’s logo, a scannable barcode and a message reading, “We’re a favorite place on Google.” Business owners can post these decals to their store windows to show off their respectability and popularity – and you can bet many will. Customers scanning the barcode will be taken to that store’s “place page” which reveals various details about the business, including hours of operation, reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers, brands carried, menus (if a restaurant) and even mobile coupons, if available. In addition, users can “star” (rate) the establishment and submit their own review, turning Google Local Businesses into a Yelp-like user-generated review service. While this initiative has a better chance for success in introducing barcode-scanning to the United States market than the Print Ad program did, there’s still going to be some confusion on the part of consumers as to how to get started. Google notes in its Favorite Places FAQ that many modern smartphones including the iPhone, Blackberry, Droid and other Android devices offer barcode scanning applications, but no links or suggestions are provided. This leaves consumers with the problem of having to figure it out on their own. In addition, feature phone owners whose more basic devices include cameras may also wonder if there is software for their phones, too. In some cases there is, but the less tech-savvy mainstream user base has no way of discovering that without taking the time to do some research on the topic. Perhaps Google should have introduced a cross-platform barcode-scanning application of its own? If it had, it could have definitely helped push the technology adoption forward. It’s almost surprising that it hasn’t yet done so, especially considering that its latest search rival, Microsoft, has. With Microsoft Tag, for example, you can create your own barcode-like “Tag images,” as well as download mobile, Tag-reading software. Mobile Coupons As mentioned above, the Favorite Places’ barcodes will link to pages that support mobile coupons, assuming the business chooses to offer them. However, these coupons aren’t limited to “favorite” businesses – any business listed on Google Local Search can use this feature. Announced late last month, Google introduced the mobile coupon feature to its Google Local Business Center program which lets any company offer coupons that consumers can access right from their mobile phone. At checkout, the shopper just needs to show the coupon on their mobile’s screen to receive the discount. Visual Search via Mobile PhotosGoogle Visual Search is an upcoming technology that’s still in development. It was revealed on CNBC’s “Inside the Mind of Google” segment on December 3rd. This innovative mobile application aims to provide an even more intuitive way for interacting with the real world via your mobile phone. With Visual Search, users with phones running Google’s own mobile operating system, Android, will be able to take a photo of their location and use that to trigger a Google search. In order for this to work, advanced algorithms have to match the photo with those stored in a massive database on the backend. Initially, this service could be used to provide information about various landmarks, businesses or other notable locales, but really the possibilities are endless. Eventually, the same technology that recognizes landmarks could recognize other objects, too, like products on store shelves, billboard ads or street intersections. It could even recognize people. As sci-fi as that sounds, that last technology already exists today. Other companies and startups working on facial recognition include Polar Rose, which identifies people in your Flickr and Facebook photos, Face.com, which offers two applications for identifying people in Facebook photos, a concept technology called Augmented ID, which does mobile-enabled facial recognition, and Apple’s iPhoto, which offers facial recognition, too. And, of course, so does Google’s own photo service, Picasa. Google Knows Mobile is the Platform of the FutureWhile it’s true that any company has a shot at dominating the mobile platform, you can’t count out Google yet. It’s clear the company is aware of just how important this new platform is to the future of search, and it has been busy designing mobile technology to take advantage of this new trend. From GPS-enabled, turn-by-turn navigation applications, to voice-enabled mobile search apps, to all the technologies mentioned here, Google plans to become the king of mobile search just as it is the king of web search today. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts Tags:#Features#Google#mobile#NYT#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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W3C Releases Best Practices for Mobile Web Apps

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts sarah perez The testimonials of support for the new best practicesThe Mobile Web Application Best Practices Guide itself (MWABP)The MWABP CardsThe W3C Cheatsheet (a mobile-friendly guide)The MobiWebApp EU Project Tags:#mobile Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces International Web standards body, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a new standard for developers of mobile Web applications. The document, published as a W3C Recommendation, is titled “The Mobile Web Application Best Practices” and it offers practical advice on everything from relevant engineering practices to tips on creating a better user experiences.The document is available now in a number of formats including PDF, Web site, mobile site and quick reference, infographic-like images.Best Practices for Mobile Developers“I am very excited about this document, which I’ve already used myself to ensure that the W3C Cheat Sheet, a mobile Web application, works not just on mobile devices, but on all devices,” said Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, W3C Mobile Web Initiative Lead. “These guidelines include sound advice from real-world Web apps developers, telcos, and browser vendors.”With the proliferation of numerous mobile platforms, the W3C believes that the appeal of using the Web as a development platform will only continue to grow. “Web applications are already replacing native applications in many computers, and we expect a similar trend on mobile devices in the near future since the Web platform addresses the fragmentation issues so familiar to mobile developers,” the organization stated in its press release (available here in other languages). “The Web also makes it fast and easy to deploy and update applications without requiring any intervention of the user, and enables seamless integration of cloud-based services.”The document examines in detail which Web technologies are relevant on mobile devices, highlights various APIs (application programming interfaces) for use in Web apps, and explains both how to perform the suggestions it offers and what each suggestion means.Who’s SupportingThe working group behind the new guidelines include AT&T, The Boeing Company, China Unicom, China Electronics Standardization Institute, Deutsche Telekom, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Fundación ONCE, France Telecom, Google, HP, MobileAware, Mobile Web 2.0 Forum, Nokia, Novarra, Openwave Systems, Opera Software, Rochester Institute of Technology, SK Telecom, Telefónica de España, University of Manchester, Vishwak Solutions, Vodafone, Volantis and other invited experts. All have declared support for the best practices the document spells out.In addition, the group released a set of cards summarizing the documents many points, which are available here (and below) as well as in PDF format.ResourcesOther resources for developers include the following:last_img read more

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What are the scary ripple effects of autonomous mobility?

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… By 2040, we think fifth-level, autonomy-enabled mobility will be available as a service for the majority of the transportation needs of urban consumers. In other words, 70% of the urban population wouldn’t need to own cars because they would be available on-demand through their favorite app. Although several power players like General Motors and Ford are promising fully autonomous cars sooner, there are many technological and large-scale regulatory and consumer sentiment issues with autonomous cars that would need to be addressed before they could fulfill our transportation needs. See also: Report predicts 95% of cars will be autonomous by 2030But imagine the world in 2040, when most of the population doesn’t need cars. Everything from shopping to commuting to long distance road trips will be addressed by fully autonomous vehicles that you can summon with the push of a button. Rethinking today’s products and services in the 2040 worldOnce you accept that basic premise, it is surprising to see how so many of our current products and services do not fit well with the world of the fully autonomous car. When we shift from complete ownership to an on-demand leasing model, automotive OEMs and their supply chains (Tier 1 and Tier 2) will be the first ones affected. Several of them are thinking of strategies to grapple with this eventual reality, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. A significant number of multibillion dollar companies operate around consumers owning at least one to two cars per family. All these products and services will either become obsolete or have to be fundamentally rethought. 15 minutes for an insurance product we don’t need? Let us start with the way we buy cars — at dealerships. Once consumers stop buying cars, there is no need for dealership networks. They are merely a distribution channel that will be replaced by an app that we use to hail our cars. Then, there’s insurance; we get insurance as soon as we buy a car. Because we will no longer own cars, there is no need to spend 15 minutes to save on car insurance. Accidents because of systemic failures like poor connectivity or algorithmic edge cases are inevitable, but the massive reduction in the frequency of accidents coupled with insurance being bundled into the mobility service will result in an enormous reduction in revenue for the insurance industry. Car loans, which finance our car ownership, will also be out. In the 2040 world, mobility service providers will end up owning most of the cars. Even if you assume one or two ride hailing apps will dominate the market, there are economies of scale in owning and operating large autonomous car networks. As a result, we believe the ultimate owner of the cars will be large businesses, not individual car owners who would lease their cars on ride sharing platforms. These large fleet owners would have a low cost of capital with which to finance their vehicle purchases. Through both a massive reduction in the number of cars and the APR they can charge for each car loan, auto loan providers will see a huge downsizing of their market. First stop on the road to oblivion: gas stationsOnce we buy our cars, we spend a lot of money on it. Let us think about these products and their relevance in the 2040 world.  The first and most obvious car-related expense is gas. In a world where we have autonomous car fleets operating, we don’t need as many gas stations. A few large gas stations far away from high-density areas and perhaps operated, once again, by large fleet owners should suffice. These cars would essentially act like public transportation vehicles, which are refueled at the end of each day at a central location. A fewer number of miles traveled because we will be using ride sharing services, with more fuel efficient cars will certainly be a cause for concern for oil companies. Parking is another common expense with a poor consumer experience. The omnipotence of autonomous ride-sharing cars will lead us to have fewer parking lots away from high-density areas where mobility service providers can park their automotive fleets when demand is low. Close to half of our urban areas are dedicated to parking, and therefore, a massive reduction in parking lots will be a boon to our cities. Every big technological change has massive unforeseeable consequences At conception, the Internet was a platform only for email. But its unintended consequences ended up creating companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook, which have changed the way we buy and consume media. In the same vein, we believe autonomous mobility will fundamentally change the way we live in our cities. So much of our urban real estate is tied to car ownership model of today: parking lots, gas stations, dealerships. No one can foresee the new products or services that could emerge from such surplus real estate becoming available or the effects it will have on our housing markets. Will people live much farther from cities because commuting in an autonomous car could be productive, or would urban housing become cheaper because we don’t need parking lots anymore? And as for my personal favorite unintended consequence, short distance flights — would we rather take a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles or would we prefer to get there in swankier-than-business-class autonomous vehicles that come with plush beds and Netflix? I am extremely confident that there are many more positive, albeit unintended, consequences of autonomous cars that will emerge en-route to 2040. So why is this scary? The 2040 world of autonomous mobility is scary because so many of today’s products and services would have to radically evolve to stay relevant. And it is not just the automotive OEMs that are in trouble — auto insurance companies, car loan providers, oil and gas companies, car dealerships, parking lot owners, and auto parts suppliers and stores are all on the chopping block. Just this foreseeable disruption alone is worth $2 trillion in terms of products and services we consume today. If these companies are affected, it will set off a chain reaction of problems for suppliers, which will trigger panic. See also: Will elderly and disabled gain most from driverless cars?This $2 trillion will be reshuffled and distributed to consumers, new companies and incumbents. And that is scary. Some of the best incumbent players in all the industries highlighted above are already thinking ahead to prepare and adapt to new reality. But many others will likely not survive this disruption. That’s scary, too. Preparing for the 2040 future now by partnering with startups and augmenting your organization with change makers that can imagine the future well before it has arrived is essential if incumbent companies want to survive in this changing landscape. But for the startup founders and venture capitalists involved in the industry, the evolution of autonomous cars is an enormous and exciting opportunity that has the potential to create multiple $1 billion technology companies. Uber and Lyft are just the beginning. The author is a rogue scientist turned venture capitalist focusing on investments in Data, Automation Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), and frontier technologies at Draper Nexus. He co-led the investment in Nauto, an A.I. enabled dashboard camera that provides driver safety and road scene analytics to automotive OEMs, commercial fleets, and insurance companies. Through learnings from this investment, he has further built out the firm’s investment thesis in autonomous mobility. Tags:#autonomous vehicles#driverless cars#industry 4.0#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img Deepak Jagannathan 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Related Posts last_img read more

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Threat to Amarnath yatra

first_imgThe annual Amarnath yatra in Kashmir beginning on Wednesday is facing a terror threat, according to an intelligence warning which has prompted the authorities to mobilise the “highest level” of security measures, including satellite tracking system.The 40-day-long pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath in the mountainous region of south Kashmir will commence from Jammu, about 200 km from the shrine.Over 2.30 lakh pilgrims have registered for the yatra and the first batch of over 4,000 will be flagged off by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh for the twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal in Anantnag and Ganderbal districts.“Intelligence input received from SSP Anantnag reveals that terrorists have been directed to eliminate 100 to 150 pilgrims and about 100 police officers and officials,” according to a letter sent by Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone) Muneer Khan to the Army, the CRPF, and range DIGs in the State.“The input is assessed to be a HUMINT (human intelligence) and it needs further corroboration,” the IGP said in the letter.At this stage, the possibility of a sensational attack by a terrorist outfit cannot be ruled out, he said.“The attack may be in the form of stand-off fire on yatra convoy which they believe will result in flaring of communal tensions throughout the nation,” the IGP said in the letter which is being circulated in many groups on Whatsapp.All the officers and officials deployed on the ground need to remain alert and maintain utmost vigil, he added in the letter whose copy got leaked and went viral on social media.Mr. Khan later tried to play it down, saying there was no need to panic as it was part of information being shared with agencies to check its authenticity.Jammu and Kashmir DGP S.P. Vaid said someone had spread it on social media to create panic.last_img read more

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Grand alliance divided, says Ramvilas Paswan

first_imgThe anti-BJP grand alliance led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar will have a tough battle arriving at a seat-sharing formula among its varied constituents, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan said on Saturday.He said many conjectures were raised when seat-sharing talks were on between the three partners of the National Democratic Alliance — the BJP, the Janata Dal(U) and his party Lok Janshakti Party — but the issue was settled without complaints from any of three parties. “Their alliance will look like orange. On the surface of it, they will look together, but once the skin is removed half a dozen of them will all stand distinct and antagonistic to each other,” he said, adding “the gatbandhan [alliance] will turn into lathbandhan [an alliance reached by the force of lathi or stick].”The grand alliance has the Congress, the Hindustan Awam Morcha led by Jitan Ram Manjhi, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party led by Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, the Loktantrik Janata Dal led by Sharad Yadav, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Left parties. The State has 40 Lok Sabha seats. The RJD will get a major share of the seats. The Congress is now expecting a larger number of seats than it was originally targeting at.“Look, at what is already happening. After the BJP and the JD(U) divided the seats equally between themselves, now the Congress also wants to be an equal partner. By the time they reach an arrangement, their cadres will be at each other’s throat,” Mr. Paswan said.Quota BillHe said the RJD would have to bear the brunt for opposing the Narendra Modi government’s legislation promising 10% quota in jobs and educational institutes to economically backward among the forward castes. “Their own party is divided on the issue. In the Rajya Sabha, Misa Bharati and other MPs were abusing me when I rose to speak on the Bill, but now their own senior leader Raghuvansh Prasad has stood up in support of it,” Mr. Paswan said.He was dismissive of the recent efforts by the Opposition parties to come together at various platforms against the Amit Shah-Narendra Modi combine. “BSP president Mayawati is dreaming of being the Prime Minister in 2019, when she does not have a single member in the present Lok Sabha,” he said. The Opposition rally organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was nothing but a congregation of “crowd-hungry” leaders.last_img read more

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61.50% polling in Uttarakhand

first_imgA voter turnout of 61.50% was recorded in Uttarakhand which went to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha election on April 11. According to the final polling percentage released by the Election Commission after collating data received from remote corners of the hill State late on Friday night, a total of 61.50% of the 78.56 lakh voters exercised their franchise on the polling day. The final polling percentage in Uttarakhand released by the EC is only slightly lower than 61.67% recorded in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll. Giving the break-up of the final percentage on all the five seats of the State, the EC said Haridwar recorded the highest turnout of 68.92% followed by Nainital which recorded a turnout 68.69%. Tehri recorded 58.30%, Pauri 54.47% and Almora (a reserved seat) 51.82%. There were 52 candidates in the fray for the five seats of Uttarakhand where the contest was mainly between the BJP and the Congress. Keen contest The outcome of the seats keenly awaited are Nainital where former Chief Minister Harish Rawat battled State BJP president Ajay Bhatt, Tehri where sitting BJP MP Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah was challenged by PCC president Pritam Singh and Pauri where former BJP MLA Tirath Singh Rawat took on sitting party MP B.C. Khanduri’s son Manish who debuts as a Congress candidate.last_img read more

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Shah Rukh Khan to undergo knee surgery in India

first_imgShah Rukh KhanClick here to EnlargeShah Rukh Khan has chosen to get his knee surgery done in Mumbai instead of in the US, as he wants to keep a check on the ongoing promotion of his upcoming superhero flick Ra. One. The promotional activities for the movie need him closer to the city and considering the ambitious actor and producer that he is, he doesn’t want to be away from all the action. It is well known that SRK needs to undergo a knee surgery, which has been scheduled to take place in the last week of July.According to sources, Dr Ali Irani who had earlier performed surgery on Shah Rukh’s shoulder will lead the team of doctors who will decide on the surgery on his knee. Shah Rukh is in good hands as Dr Ali Irani is a specialist in sports medicine and was also the resident orthopedic for the Indian cricket team; he is also Sachin Tendulkar’s personal medical consultant.Andrew Leipus who is the official physiotherapist for the Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the specialist in Shah Rukh’s physiotherapy team. It is expected that Shah Rukh will fully recover in a month’s time following the surgery. Let’s hope he recovers as soon as possible.last_img read more

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Widowed NFL Star Working To Build School In Sudan

Ashley Harris with child on Africa trip.Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Tommie Harris lost his wife suddenly in February to a brain aneurysm. But even in his grief, Harris knew Ashley Harris would want him to continue their passion.And so, the San Diego Charger is honoring her memory by creating schools in African countries. The facilities — starting in Sudan — will serve girls who have been abused or enslaved by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. He will name it the Ashley Harris Sunshine School, and he hopes to build many more across the continent.Harris and Ashley, who was just 29, took two trips to Africa through Pros for Africa, a non-profit organization that describes its mission, “connecting professionals of all fields with the children of Africa.” Ashley Harris was moved by the people she met in Tanzania and Uganda. The organization appreciated her commitment so much that it dedicated to her this year’s medical expedition through northern Uganda and South Sudan.Tommie Harris has called on his NFL comrades to support his ambition. Matt Forte, who played with Harris with the Chicago Bears, already has signed on as a donor. Considering the large NFL contingent that reached out to Harris after his wife’s death, and his many fans in Chicago and San Diego, Harris has a strong base to achieve his mission — and honor his wife. read more