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The Weekend Starts Here PODCAST – May 13/14, 2017

first_imgTom Rennie and friends are back to take a sideways look at the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship.There’ll be chanting about Harry Redknapp, a debate about Stoke City’s new kit, we find out what producer Tayo was up into in Nigeria – and Tom channels Game Of Thrones in his rant about Chelsea winning the Premier League virtually unchallenged. Shame!last_img

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Update: Walkers return to safety following assistance from Donegal Mountain Rescue

first_imgTwo walkers have been returned to safety following a callout to the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team (DMRT) on Friday. At 7pm this evening, the DMRT responded to the call on the Bluestack Mountains.The team was dispatched when a callout was made from lost walkers on the Donegal mountain.  Update: Walkers return to safety following assistance from Donegal Mountain Rescue was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Warriors Profiles: Kerr ready to joyfully guide craft into uncharted waters

first_imgThe man behind the machine appears to be happy and healthy headed into the Warriors’ 3-peat bid. That’s excellent news for a team with just as much firepower as ever (more if DeMarcus Cousins returns to health), only in need of the steady hand of its skipper.This is the final installment of our ‘Game Faces’ feature. Our Kevin Durant profile also just posted — check it out.It’s time to unveil some shiny new bling and tip this season off. In case you missed any of our other profiles (and cool …last_img read more

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Mumbai pub fire: It took over 6 hours to control the blaze

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Judicial probe into ‘missing keys’ to Puri temple treasury

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Muzzafarnagar riots accused Sangeet Som’s house attacked

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Rajasthan education to get a boost after ₹1,581 cr. allocation in budget

first_imgThe 2019-20 budgetary provision of ₹1,581 crore and the announcement of a new policy are set to make a turnaround in the infrastructure of education in Rajasthan. The Congress government has claimed that its new initiatives, including the holding of ‘Baal Sabha’ (Children’s Assembly) at public places, have helped reduce dropout rate in the schools.Minister of State for Education Govind Singh Dotasara has announced the establishment of English medium schools in 167 blocks and an increase in the annual income ceiling from ₹1 lakh to ₹2.50 lakh for admission under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. He said this while replying to the demands of grants for his department in the State Assembly during the ongoing Budget session.The ₹1,581 crore sanctioned under the Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan School Infrastructure Scheme would be utilised for construction of over 14,000 classrooms, laboratories and libraries and 23 new school buildings as well as renovation of 83 buildings. Besides, the new education policy would incorporate fresh initiatives, experiments and research.Mr. Dotasara also announced the widening of purview of the student police cadet scheme to cover 930 government schools and a new “exposure to vocational education” programme for the students of VI to VIII classes. The existing agriculture subject would be replaced with the full-fledged agriculture faculty, which would include agricultural chemistry and agricultural biology.The demands were passed by voice vote in the Assembly after the Minister’s reply. Mr. Dotasara informed the House that the schools closed by the previous BJP government, despite their fulfilment of all parameters, would be reopened. A committee had received proposals from 1,511 secondary schools and 1,324 primary schools for reopening on the basis of fulfilment of the RTE norms.An initiative taken by the Rajasthan Council of School Education for organising ‘Baal Sabhas’ of government schools at public places in the villages has raised academic standards and reduced dropout rate of students. The participation of parents and village elders had especially made these events interactive.Council’s Deputy Director Manaram Jakhar said here that ‘Baal Sabhas’ had led to an effective participation of local communities in the management of schools and helped bring qualitative improvement to school education, besides enhancing creativity of students. He said the Education Department was making efforts for increasing enrolment of students and ensuring their stay at various levels in the schools.In another significant decision, the Education Department has allowed the students enrolled with the open schools to write their examination in Rajasthani language, which has also been included as a subject. The State government will also prepare a draft report to provide maximum benefits to the students studying in open schools.last_img read more

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It’s jazz time: Lady Gaga gets trumpet tattoo

first_imgThe 28-year-old singer, who already had more than 10 inkings, including flowers on her hip and a unicorn on her thigh, has now had the musical instrument tattooed on her inner right arm, in honour of jazz musician Tony Bennett.Gaga posted a photograph of the body art on Instagram on Wednesday (17.06.14), along with caption, “…let’s go it’s jazz time world (sic)”Lady Gaga has had a trumpet tattooed on her arm in New York in honour of jazz musician Tony Bennett.The ‘G.U.Y’ hitmaker, visited a tattoo studio in New York, and was wearing an Iron Maiden T-shirt and her huge curly wig when she was inked by artist Becca Roach.Her jazz musician friend Brian Newman, who has worked alongside Tony, also payed tribute to the legend with a duplicate tattoo of his trumpet artwork and Gaga posted a snap of them both.She wrote: “Bennedetto. Tony’s an artist. he sketched this trumpet and were getting tattoos @brainnewmanny playing on the tony album and arranging music. Tattoos by @badnewsbecca photo by @skwotty (sic).”Gaga and Tony surprised students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens earlier this week with a masterclass and performance, including ‘The Very Thought Of You’, previously covered by Billie Holiday and Nat King Cole, and Cole Porter’s ‘Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye’.The 700 students in the audience were also given the opportunity to ask questions during the session.last_img read more

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USCG Medevacs Crewman from Tanker Eagle Texas

first_imgA 45-year-old man was medevaced from the 102,926 dwt tanker Eagle Texas south of Sabine, Texas, on June 12.According to the US Coast Guard, the captain of the vessel sent a medevac request as the crewman was reportedly suffering from symptoms of a cardiac arrest.At the time, the tanker was some 27 miles south of Sabine.An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and transported the crewmember to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.The mariner was reported in stable condition.last_img read more

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