New trains are flagged off by PM Narendra Modi but what about old trains specially passenger ???

first_imgRecently respected PM Narendra Modi flagged off 8 trains at the same time for same destination but they have forgot to restart old trains specially passenger trains which were stopped due to COVID-19. People know the real value of trains who were traveling from one place to another for their jobs, business and other purposes. Even people are loosing lots of money by travel in buses and other modes of traveling. In this critical situation lots of people have lost their jobs due to high travel expenses in buses.This time buses are earning good revenue due to increased passengers but travel in buses is not a peace of cake but people are traveling because they are helpless they do not have any other option and it dose not mean that if people are traveling by bus they are safe from corona virus although they are following all the rules and regulations to prevent themselves from covid-19, bus authorities are not taking covid-19 seriously and the crowd in buses is worth seeing, for example if bus is 50 seated there are about 80 to 90 passengers in a single bus which is quite risky and chances of spreading corona virus are more dominant. Apart from it females and children are facing many problems while traveling in buses due to over crowd and no facility of toilet. Even females are facing sexual harassment but due to their exigencies and crowd they are helpless.Travel in buses is more dangerous than travel in trains. There must be a penalty on bus authority if a single standing passenger is found in bus while traveling and more buses start to provide best services to payers. Govt. is giving nod to new trains instead of restarting old trains, Govt. should not to rush for tourism first, after all haste makes waste so they should restart all the old trains with all covid-19 measures as soon as possible.last_img read more

Dream Victory for Kevin Staut at Last Longines Leg in Bordeaux

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Kevin Staut pinned French compatriot, Simon Delestre, into runner-up spot at the nail-biting last leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2015 Western European League in Bordeaux (FRA) tonight. It was Staut’s first major victory for some time, and it was achieved by a brilliant performance from the 35-year-old rider and his 15-year-old gelding Reveur de Hurtebise HDC who brought the packed stadium of spectators to their feet.With 17 through to the jump-off, and huge tension in the air as riders battled it out for the last few qualifying spots still up for grabs for next month’s Longines Final in Gothenburg (SWE), this was never going to be an easy one to win. And the man who currently ranks 14th in the world was keen to firmly secure his place at the Swedish fixture.“I felt I needed a few more points but normally I’m not really fast with this horse, and the last time we won a 5-Star Grand Prix was in Monte Carlo five years ago! But he has been fantastic here in Bordeaux and everything went great for us in the jump-off” said Staut, who added that tonight’s victory is a real confidence-booster for the remainder of this Olympic year.Surprise exitPius Schwizer and PSG Future, winners at the penultimate leg of the series on home ground in Zurich (SUI) last Sunday, made a surprise exit from the competition following a mistake at the first element of the influential triple combination, fence six in the first round. But 17 took on the jump-off course designed by Italy’s Uliano Vezzani, and it was as clever as it gets, with control, balance, pace and accuracy all put to the ultimate test.Starting out over a big oxer, most rode a seven-stride pattern to the following oxer before turning left-handed to yet another which was formerly the second obstacle on the track. And Britain’s Laura Renwick snatched the early lead with Bintang ll when turning sharp right-handed to the fourth jump on this course, the vertical at fence eight which was followed by the tricky double, oxer-to-vertical, at nine. Turning right again horses needed to angle the next oxer, fence 10, before taking a long run to the vertical at 12 and finally making another long gallop to the closing Longines oxer. Second against the clock, Renwick set the target in 42.35 seconds, and although this was clearly a beatable time it was always going to be competitive.Smoothest of ridesThree horses later, three-time FEI World Cup™ Jumping champion Marcus Ehning went out in front when bringing the spectacular grey stallion, Cornado NRW, home in 41.97 seconds with the smoothest of rides. Ireland’s Denis Lynch and All Star slotted in behind the German with a lovely tour in 42.03 when seventh into the ring, but both were overtaken by a great round from Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander who never broke the rhythm with Caretina de Joter to cruise into temporary runner-up position in 40.90 seconds when next to go. However Staut really raised the bar, and almost lifted the roof off the Bordeaux stadium, when galloping home with the clock showing 39.86 seconds to take the lead.His partner and team-mate, Penelope Leprevost, looked set to oust him when taking a stride out between the first two fences with Vagabond de Pomme. But fence 10 hit the floor for four faults, so the darling of the French crowd had to settle for eighth place in the final analysis despite producing the fastest jump-off time of 39.30.There were just three left to run now, including two more from the host nation, and Patrice Delaveau and Lacrimoso looked set to rejig the leaderboard until clipping the penultimate vertical in 39.89 seconds. Dutch star, Mikael van der Vleuten, took a more cautious tour with the ever-reliable VDL Group Verdi to post a clear in 44.11 seconds when second-last into the ring, but Staut’s biggest threat was last man Delestre who, like Leprevost, rode six strides between the first two fences but who seemed to run a little wide on the turn that followed. The French rider who currently holds the no. 2 spot in the Longines rankings and who is seriously threatening world no 1, Britain’s Scott Brash, left all the timber intact but had to settle for runner-up spot when stopping the timers in 40.74 seconds with Qlassic Bois Margot.Slightest error“When there are so many in the jump-off you are quickly knocked out by the slightest error” Delestre pointed out at the post competition press conference. Individual bronze medallist at the FEI European Championships in Aachen (GER) last summer he has, however, finished second on the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2016 Western European League, behind Germany’s Christian Ahlmann in pole position, and has the Gothenburg Final clearly in his sights.As does tonight’s winner Staut, who reflected on his victory. “It’s been such a long time since I’ve been at a press conference I was beginning to forget what it is like! And it has been a long time since I have won anything big, 2015 was not a good year for me”, he pointed out.Officially retiredHis brilliant mare, Silvana, will be officially retired in Bordeaux on Sunday and her retirement marks a turning point for the French rider. “I have had many good wins in my career including the World Cup here in Bordeaux four years ago with Silvana, but now she is out of competition and it’s all a new deal for me. This win is a good thing for the Olympic season though, and I’m delighted for my horse (Reveur de Hurtebise), he is 15 years old but we make a good team together, we have a strong connection”, he said. Reveur will enjoy a two-month break now, and Staut is looking at his options of other horses for the Longines Final. “It will be either For Joy or Qurack, I’m not sure yet”, he said tonight.Staut also talked with some emotion about what Silvana’s retirement means to him. “She had a great season last year and we decided not to do another one, she has done so much for me and we have so much respect for her – the time seems right just now”, he said. But the great 17-year-old grey mare will still be very much part of his life. “She stays in my stable and I will still ride her every day. It will be difficult to find another horse who could take her place in my heart. She can now look forward to a quiet life and a quiet home, and we will have many more happy days ahead of us!” he added.Results1, Reveur de Hurtebise HDC (Kevin Staut) FRA 0/0 39.86; 2, Qlassic Bois Margot (Simon Delestre) FRA 0/0 40.74; 3, Caretina de Joter (Edwina Tops-Alexander) AUS 0/0 40.90; 4, Cornado NRW (Marcus Ehning) GER 0/0 41.97; 5, All Star 5 (Denis Lynch) IRL 0/0 42.03; 6, Bintang ll (Laura Renwick) GBR 0/0 42.35; 7, VDL Groep Verdi TN NOP (Maikel van der Vleuten) NED 0/0 44.11; 8, Vagabond de la Pomme (Penelope Leprevost) FRA 0/4 39.30; 9, Lacrimoso 3 HDC (Patrice Delaveau) FRA 0/4 39.89; 10, Papillon Z (Jerome Guery) BEL 0/4 41.47; 11, Colestus (Ludger Beerbaum) GER 0/4 42.03; 12, Quenelle du Py (Olivier Robert) FRA 0/4 42.74; 13, Don VHP Z (Harrie Smolders) NED 0/4 44.18; 14, Van Gogh (Marco Kutscher) GER 0/8 41.36; 15, Eldorado van het Vijverhof (Gregory Wathelet) BEL 0/8 42.49; 16, Viking (Michael Whitaker) GBR 0/8 42.93; 17, Con Dios lll (Rene Lopez) COL 0/17 66.46.Full result here Tags: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping, Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

$58M Awarded in Lawsuit Against Body Donation Firm

first_imgHe said he saw one torso that had its head removed and a smaller head sewn on, comparing the discovery to a character from Frankenstein. The retired agent also said the horrific discoveries during the raid led some FBI employees to undergo counseling. Lawyers representing the donor families had asked for $13 million for each plaintiff but acknowledged ahead of the verdict that Gore wasn’t likely to be able to pay a large award. They said they brought the case to trial to hold Gore and his business accountable. The trial against Stephen Gore, owner of the Biological Resource Center of Arizona, ended with jurors finding in favor of 10 of 21 plaintiffs, awarding $8 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shows Stephen Douglas Gore, the owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility who in 2015 pleaded guilty to a felony charge for his role in mishandling donations of human remains. Jury deliberations have entered their fifth day Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at a trial to determine whether Gore is civilly liable for mishandling donated human remains. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP, file) Gore’s business was raided in January 2014 by FBI employees wearing hazardous-material suits and breathing through respirators. A retired FBI agent testified that body parts were piled on top of each other and had no identification. This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shows Stephen Douglas Gore, the owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility who in 2015 pleaded guilty to a felony charge for his role in mishandling donations of human remains. Jury deliberations have entered their fifth day Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at a trial to determine whether Gore is civilly liable for mishandling donated human remains. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via AP, file) An attorney for donor families said he believes jurors did not rule in favor of 11 other plaintiffs because they didn’t testify at trial. In a letter to the sentencing judge, Gore said he should have been more involved in the supervision of his employees and could have been more open about the donation process. Gwendolyn Aloia, who was awarded $5.5 million, said the verdict shows that the body donation industry needs more government regulation. Donor families also said they were promised the cremated remains of relatives and received boxes with what they thought were their loved ones, only to later discover the bodies were sold to third parties or were still at the facility. Her husband’s remains were donated after his 2013 cancer death, but she testified she wouldn’t have allowed it had she known his remains would be sold for profit. She doubts the cremated remains that she was given were his. Cadaver donation companies distribute remains to universities, medical device manufacturers and drug companies. The companies pay the associated costs and use the bodies for medical education and research, and families save burial or cremation costs. PHOENIX (AP) – A civil jury has awarded $58 million Tuesday to 10 people who alleged a now-closed body donation facility mishandled the donated remains of their relatives and deceived them about how the body parts would be used. Michael Burg, an attorney representing donor families, said the industry will learn from the verdict that there are consequences for deceptive practices. “It sends a message to others that don’t want to be honest or trick people into doing this,” Burg said. The families contended they were weren’t told the bodies would be used in ways they would not have approved. Jurors were shown the business’ price list, showing, for instance, that a torso without a head sold for $4,000. Gore pleaded guilty in October 2015 to a felony charge for his role in mishandling the donated parts. Though Gore denied the allegations in the lawsuit, he acknowledged when pleading guilty to illegally conducting an enterprise that his firm provided vendors with human tissue that was contaminated and used the donations counter to the wishes of the donors. Gore’s business was accused of fraud by claiming the donated bodies would be used for medical research, when it knew some of the remains would be sold for military testing, such as crashes and explosions. A woman whose son’s remains were sold for military testing was awarded $6.5 million. Timothy O’Connor, an attorney for Gore, declined to comment on the verdict. He had argued that clients signed consent forms granting permission to dissect donated bodies, and that it was legal for the facility to make a profit.last_img read more

Cop Surprised – and Delighted – When He Finds the Car He is About to Ticket is Made of Snow

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWe’ve all seen some ‘cool’ cars in our day, but this is ridiculous.Last week, Montréal-based artist and prankster Simon Laprise decided to confound his community by sculpting a parked car entirely out of snow.The wintery automobile was so convincing, local police officers were about to ticket it when they realized that they had been bamboozled.Instead, the cops left a note reading “You made our night!!!” to which Laprise responded on social media by saying: “No, no, you made my night!”Check out his collection of photos below…Click To Share The Cool Story With Your Friends – Photos by Simon Laprise DesignsRELATED: Sympathetic Cops Cut Some Slack For Overzealous Family Toting Massive Christmas TreeAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Broadway’s Macbeth, Starring Ethan Hawke, Delays First Preview

first_img View Comments In addition to Hawke and Duff, the cast features Bianca Amato as Lady Macduff, Richard Easton as Duncan, Brian d’Arcy James as Banquo, Jonny Orsini as Malcolm, Daniel Sunjata as Macduff, with Malcolm Gets, John Glover and Byron Jennings as the Three Witches. The ensemble includes Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger,  Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar,  Paul Kite, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson. Lincoln Center Theater’s production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth has delayed its first preview by a day to give the show more onstage rehearsal time.  The Jack O’Brien-helmed play will now begin performances on October 25, with opening night set for November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Ethan Hawke Macbeth stars Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff as the central power-hungry couple. The tragedy follows the title Scottish general (Hawke), who receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne. He soon becomes a tyrannical ruler and commits several murders to protect himself. The bloodbath takes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (Duff) into realms of arrogance, madness and death. Star Files Macbeth features sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Japhy Weideman and original music and sound design by Mark Bennett.last_img read more

KOA raises money for kids with cancer

first_img RelatedEvent nets $5k for kids’ campsBY PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS A charity fundraising event held last Sunday evening at the KOA Campgrounds on South Padre Island was a huge success, thanks to the tireless efforts of the event’s organizers and KOA managers, Tom and Stacie Brooks .To read the rest of this story,…January 23, 2014In “News”Camp encourages kids to fishPortBy LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the NEWS On Saturday May 27 over 10 children and their parents came together at KOA Campground on South Padre Island to participate in a Fishing’s Future Kids Fish Camp. Fishing’s Future is a 501-c3 corporation whose mission is to reconnect kids and nature, strengthen…May 30, 2011In “Features”Alligators Among Us: Nuisance alligator caught in front of KOA adjusting to life at Gator SanctuaryBy LAURA LYLES REAGAN Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary (SPI BNCAS) received a call on the morning of October 27, 2019 from SPI Police Department regarding a four-foot nuisance alligator near the KOA entrance, right off Padre Blvd. Texas Parks & Wildlife…November 7, 2019In “News” Share By PAMELA CODYSpecial to the PRESSFebruary 26, 2015Cancer is a disease that affects many lives, but when those afflicted are children, it becomes even more devastating. On Sunday, Feb. 22, KOA Campgrounds on South Padre Island held their 3rd Annual KOA Care Camp Raffle and Auction, where their goal is to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer, bring them hope and help them heal.KOA Care Camps are summer camps where kids with cancer swim, hike, sing songs and forge friendships that help get them through the difficult times. According to their website, KOA Care Camps mission “is to allow these amazing children to enjoy the joy, healing and freedom that comes from attending specialized summer camps where they can just be themselves.”Tom and Stacie Brooks are the managers of the SPI KOA and have almost 19 years with the company. Tom said, “We’ve worked at six different KOA locations, from coast to coast and north to south, but we try to avoid the north if we can!” he said, laughing.  This was the first year the raffle and auction were open to the public – in the previous two years, only KOA campers could attend. This year’s event offered about 60 silent auction items, 40 raffle items, and a live auction, including gourmet baked goods, jewelry, original art, gift certificates and services from more than 50 area businesses, restaurants and private donators. There were also three different entertainers, with Karl Mathew, Doug Perser and Roland Z performing for the attendees throughout the afternoon.One of the most extravagant live auction items was a 110-carat Larimar pendant set in sterling silver with a matching ring and earrings, designed and donated by Seas the Day on South Padre Island. The set was valued at $1,000, with the winning bid coming via Facebook from Aaron Williamson of Nashville, Tenn. Another big winner was Edinburg native Nick. After purchasing a $5 raffle ticket, he won a five night stay at a KOA cabin, a prize valued at $1,600. Tom and Stacie reported this year’s take was just under $4,400. Additional donations can be made at www.koacarecamps.org.KOA manager Tom Brooks recently became a certified Zumba instructor, and a zumbathon was held the previous day that also benefited KOA Care Camps. The zumbathon raised $350 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Care Camps. KOA is now offering free Zumba classes to the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. with aqua Zumba coming soon. For further information, call (956)761-5665.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Flood Warning Issued As Kenai River Waters Continue To Rise

first_imgRemember drive with caution. If you come upon a roadway that appears to be flooded, don’t try to drive through it. If you come across barricades blocking off a flooded section of the road, don’t try to drive around them. The Snow Glacier Dam has been releasing as of August 21. A glacier dam release, Also known as a jökulhlaup (pronounced yokel-lop; literally “glacial run”) describes a sudden water release from a glacier or glacier-dammed lake. They occur on glaciers around the world and vary immensely in side. They generally recur at intervals ranging from less than a year to several years.You know enough to pay attention, but who really knows what is what between an alert, watch, advisory and a warning!  Advisory – An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent, or likely. Advisories are for “less serious” conditions than warnings that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised could lead to situations that may threaten life or property.Watch – A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, or timing is still uncertain. People should have a plan of action in case a storm threatens and they should listen for later information and possible warnings especially when planning travel or outdoor activities.Warning – A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent, or likely. A warning means weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the storm need to take protective action. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Snow River, Kenai Lake and the Kenai River from Cooper Landing to Skilak Lake.center_img Turn around and find a detour. It’s closed for a reason. Avoid flooded areas and avoid hydroplaning when you’re driving on wet roads with standing water. Don’t destroy your car or risk your life due to impatience.last_img read more

Brook back on top at Khao Kheow

first_imgThe biggest worry most of us brought up was that the ball seemed to deviate as it approached the hole.  I thought it was just me but several other players also made the point.  It seemed the hole was always on the slant and the course had been set up with the holes in the most difficult places.  We all suffered from missed puts that should have gone in.  Mind, this is a quality course and they sure know how to screw with your brain.Back at BJ’s in Pattaya it was soon into the results and this was quite easy, especially on the near pins side as Mashi had a clean sweep, winning them all – a first as far as I can remember.  In the main competition, the winner on the day was Derek Brook with 35 points ahead of Dick Warberg in second with 33 and in third was Landis Brooks with 31. The Tropical Golf GroupTuesday, May 2, Khao Kheow – StablefordWe nearly always book this venue as the first Tuesday outing of the month because, to put it politely, it is a great course and the management here look after us.  We have been booking Khao Kheow for many years now and feel comfortable turning up knowing it will be a relaxed day.Derek Brook (right) with Dick Warberg.The only negative side is that some of our golfers consider the course too difficult for them and sometimes give it a miss.  That really says it all, go here and your golf game will be tested as will you yourself.  Make a bad shot and it is difficult to get back in position without losing a shot.On this day the test was to be the A & B nines, in that order, and while we know it is a severe test that is what we go to a golf course for.  The weather on the day was really fine at the start but as we approached the last few holes the skies opened and the deluge began.The fairways all round were good, the rough was as you would expect at KK, and it was apparent as soon as we chipped onto the first green that the putting surfaces were going to be fast, and so it proved.last_img read more

Modric: It felt like Madrid weren’t on the pitch

first_imgLuka Modric suggested Real Madrid “weren’t on the pitch” after they lost 4-0 to Clasico rivals Barcelona on Saturday.  “It is hard [to take],” the Croatian said. “We didn’t expect to lose playing as badly as we did today.  Upd. at 12:40 22/11/2015 “We have to look at the problems and make sure we don’t repeat those same mistakes — we have to play as a team. “We were not compact enough in midfield; we left too many spaces and [Barça] are very good [at taking advantage of those spaces].  Speaking to Canal Plus after the defeat, Modric admitted it had been a tough evening for Madrid. center_img The defeat leaves Los Blancos six points off the pace in La Liga, although there’s still plenty of games to be played.  CET “I felt like we weren’t on the pitch, that was the problem.  “The fans are not happy, of course. We deserve the criticism.” “I don’t know the reason why we played so badly, whether it was because of our attitude or something else.last_img read more

Security patrol for health service

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Security guards and nightly mobile patrol services are part of heightened safety measures announced for Kooweerup Regional…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img