How and when to attend 2016 Dodgers Fan Fest

first_imgThe fourth annual FanFest at Dodger Stadium is scheduled for Saturday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking gates open at 9:30 a.m. Parking and admission are both free of charge.For the first time, fans will require a ticket to take part in the event. Anyone planning to attend will need to go online and download the free ticket from www.dodgers.com/fanfest.WHENSaturday, Jan. 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error COST OF PARKINGParking is free of chargeHIGHLIGHTS OF 2016 FAN FEST• Autograph sessions with current and former Dodger players and coaches• Run the bases experience for all fans• Interviews with current and former Dodgers• @Dodgers social media lounge with charging station• Video Game area with RBI Baseball on Xbox• Photo opportunities inside the Dodger dugout and with the World Series trophyThis event will take place rain or shine; although in case of inclement weather some on-field activities may have to be curtailed.For more info about the Dodgers follow our Inside the Dodgers Blog or head over to dailynews.com/dodgers.center_img WHEREDodger Stadium1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012PRICE OF ADMISSIONAdmission is free, but fans are require to download a free ticket online at www.dodgers.com/fanfestlast_img read more

Ramachandra Guha resigns as BCCI administrator

first_img(EDs NOTE: ADDING BACKGROUND)New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) Historian Ramachandra Guha, appointed by the Supreme Court as one of the four administrators of BCCI, today informed the court that he had resigned from the post due to personal reasons.A vacation bench of Justices M M Shantanagoudar and Deepak Gupta was informed by Guhas counsel that he had tendered his resignation on May 28 to Vinod Rai, Chairman of the Committee of Administrators (COA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.The court said a special bench was seized of the matter and the petition should therefore be filed in the registry.Advocate Rakesh Sinha, who mentioned the matter before the bench, said he had filed the petition to inform the court about Guhas decision to resign as the main matter would be coming up for hearing in July.The apex court had on January 30 appointed a four-member COA headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai to run the affairs of BCCI and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body.Vikram Limaye, Managing Director of Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), and former Indian women cricket captain Diana Edulji were the other administrators appointed by the Supreme Court.While naming the COA in January, the bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, had rejected Attorney General Mukul Rohatgis suggestion to appoint secretary of the Union sports ministry as one of the administrators, saying its July 18, 2016 judgement specifically debarred ministers and government servants from holding any office in BCCI.advertisementThe bench had also made it clear that the BCCI CEO would report to this COA and, with the assistance of the counsel of the Board, apprise the administrators about the implementation of the Lodha panel recommendations accepted by the apex court.The apex court had on July 18, 2016 accepted the major recommendations of the Lodha panel, including a bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 years from becoming its members. PTI MNL RRT MINlast_img read more

“SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH”

first_imgAnother snap shot of happenings from around Australia… · A 3400km round trip is on the cards for teams from Kununurra as they head to the North West Touch Championships in Port Hedland on 5th – 6th June. Teams will also travel from Broome, Derby, Karratha, Tom Price, Newman and Paraburdoo. · The TouchWest 18s State squads have met in Perth to begin preparations for the 2004 18 years & Under National Touch Championships and South Australia held their 18 years & Under trials on May 29-30. · 3 weeks today until the Australian Senior teams venture to South Africa, England and Jersey! · Victoria touch have released their new website, looks good! · The Queensland teams for the 2004 State of Origin have been released on the Queensland Touch website; check it out if you’re an interested Queenslander or just a NSW spy. · Queensland will be holding their 2004 Galvin’s Landscaping Junior State Cup in the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains. The tournament will be held from July 9-11, with boys and girls divisions in 11 years and under, 13 years and under, 15 years and under, 17 years and under. · Incidentally, a quick Internet tourism search on the Glasshouse Mountains found that according to Aboriginal legend the mountains form a family, with Tibrogargan being the father at 364 metres and Beerwah being the mother at 555 metres. They had many children – Coonowrin (the eldest), Beerburrum, the Tunbubudla twins, Coochin, Ngungun, Tibberoowuccum, Miketeebumulgrai and Elimbah. Check out the full story on http://sunshinecoast.wheretostay.com.au/article/auglassh · Central Coast and Newcastle Uni claimed the Mens and Womens Open titles at the 2004 NSW Country Championships, while the Hunter Western Hornets were named Champion Permit and Newcastle City were the Club Champions. Check out the full story or go to the NSW website for more details. · Congratulations to all the `Player of the Final’ recipients at the 2004 NSW Country Championships: Mens Open: Dean Wilbow (Central Coast) Womens Open: Linda Poolman (Newcastle Uni) Womens 18’s: Leica Le Brocq (Tamworth) Mens 18’s: Patrick Smith (Kempsey) Womens 23’s: Rebecca Lang (Wallsend) Mens 23’s: Jason Scott (Wallsend) Mixed Open: Cherie & Darren Marsh (Kiama) Womens O/30’s: Renae Sealey (Wollongong) Mens O/30’s: Nathan Warren (Peninsula) Womens O/35’s: Lyn Eason (Forster) Men’s O/35’s: Robbie McCormack (Newcastle City) Womens O/40’s: Cherie Green (Newcastle City) Mens O/40’s: Mark Koch (Forster Toncurry) Mens O/45’s: Rodney Byrne (Wagga) Men’s O/50’s: Michael Gallagher (Newcastle City) · The Uni of Canberra are continuing their strong touch tradition, leading both the Mens and Womens Premier League competition in ACT touch. All results can be found on the ACT touch website. · Tassie touch will be holding their selection trials for the 2004 Australia Cup; they will be Sunday 13th June in Launceston and Sunday 20th June in Hobart. Contact Tasmania touch for more info. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img

Video: Leah Still Wants To Be A Cheerleader At Penn State, Where Her Dad Played

first_imgLeah Still reveals she wants to be cheerleader for Penn State.leah still penn state answer cancerPenn State fans – brace yourselves for the cutest Nittany Lions-related story you’ll read today. Leah Still, the five-year-old daughter of Houston Texans defensive star Devon Still who beat cancer this past year, wants to attend her father’s alma mater. Still, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma back in 2014, wants to be a cheerleader for Penn State simply because her father went there.Her answer to Robin Roberts’ question drew a few “We Are!” chants from the crowd.Leah Still says she wants to go to @penn_state like her dad and be a cheerleader. #LeahStrong #WeAre #PennState https://t.co/hDntqifLdm— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 15, 2016Even if you aren’t a PSU fan – this is an awesome story.last_img read more

EU UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

first_imgSALZBURG, Austria – Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade.With Britain’s departure from the EU on March 29, 2019, looming, there are growing concerns that a deal on the post-Brexit relationship may not be cobbled together in time to ensure a smooth and orderly British exit.All leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, are desperate to solve the biggest Brexit riddle — how to keep goods moving freely between Northern Ireland in the U.K. and EU member state Ireland.Despite reports of a friendly spirit at a summit in Salzburg, Austria, the fundamental differences remained. EU Council President Donald Tusk said parts of May’s Brexit plan — dubbed Chequers after a key Brexit meeting at the premier’s country residence of the same name — simply “will not work.”But just minutes after he spoke, May insisted that her Brexit plan was the “only serious and credible” proposal on the table.Like many leaders, including May, Tusk said “we need to compromise on both sides.” He wants to see a major breakthrough by the time the leaders meet again in Brussels on Oct. 18-19. Tusk said a special Brexit summit could be held in mid-November if things progress as hoped — but only as a “punch line” if most of the deal had already been agreed.If Britain is to leave with a deal in six months, May and the Europeans must find solutions in coming weeks so parliaments have enough time to ratify the agreement.They’ve spent two days in Salzburg trying to do just that, but with things at a standstill, each side tried to ramp up pressure on the other. Each is urging the other to compromise, while EU leaders issue constant warnings to Britain about the Brexit clock ticking.“Time is running short,” Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told reporters. “We want to avoid a ‘No Deal Brexit,’ but we are preparing for that. We are hiring extra staff and officials, bringing in IT systems. We are ready for that eventuality, should it occur.”Tusk said that key parts of the British proposals to leave would undermine the union of the 27 remaining members.May wants to keep the U.K. inside the bloc’s single market for goods, but not services. The EU has insisted that the single market cannot be cherry-picked like that.“Europe isn’t an a la carte menu,” French President Emmanuel Macron said.The French said May’s proposals “are not acceptable as they stand, particularly in the economic realm” because they “don’t respect the integrity of the single market.”Tusk agreed May’s Chequers proposals “will not work, not least because it risks undermining the single market” of seamless movement of goods, services, capital and persons.The biggest single obstacle to a deal is the need to maintain an open border between the U.K.’s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. For Ireland, it’s important not to undermine the hard-won peace after decades of sectarian tensions in neighbouring Northern Ireland.May said Britain and the EU agreed on the need for a legally binding backstop to guarantee there would be no hard Irish border. But Britain rejects the EU’s proposal, which would keep Northern Ireland inside the bloc’s customs union while the rest of the U.K. leaves.May said the backstop “cannot divide the United Kingdom into two customs territories.” She said Britain “will be bringing forward our own proposals shortly” about how to break the impasse.Dealing with the EU is only part of May’s problem. Her Chequers plan also faces opposition from pro-Brexit members of her own Conservative Party, who say it would keep Britain tethered to the bloc, unable to strike new trade deals around the world.Former Brexit Secretary David Davis, who quit the government in July, said Thursday that the Chequers plan was “devoid of democracy” and “worse than no deal.”Macron, meanwhile, expressed contempt for pro-Brexit British politicians who told the public there would be “simple solutions” to leaving.He said Brexit “demonstrated that those who explain that one can get by easily without Europe — that it will all go well, that it is easy and brings in a lot of money — are liars.”Any Brexit deal will include a withdrawal agreement and transition period to smooth Britain’s exit from the bloc.Currently that’s expected to last until the end of 2020 — but without a deal Britain would crash out of the EU on Brexit day, a development that in theory could see flights parked and trade between the two sides grind to a halt.It all suggests a fractious summit in Brussels next month.“We are today at the moment of truth,” Macron warned.___Lawless reported from London. Raf Casert in Brussels, Thomas Adamson in Paris, and Geir Moulson in Berlin contributed.last_img read more

Structure fire at Autographics Fabrication shop

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Fire Department was paged out to a structure fire at Autographic’s Trims and Signs on Hemlock Avenue at 6:46 pm on Friday, April 26th, 2019.When the Fire Department arrived on scene the building was venting heavy smoke. The fire was difficult to fight because the fire had spread into the attic area and walls.There were 26 firefighters on scene and the fire was extinguished from the exterior.The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation. The Department returned to the fire hall at 1:00 amlast_img read more

Two Hindu Sena men arrested for forcibly shutting meat shops

first_imgGururgam: Four days after Hindu Sena men, armed with rods, sticks, and swords, forced meat shops to close in wake of the Navratri, Gurugram police have arrested another two accused, including a history-sheeter with 19 cases registered against him.The duo has been identified as Rajesh and Pramod. Rajesh, earlier, has been booked under 420 (theft), 120 (criminal conspiracy) 279 (rash driving), 337 (endangering the safety of others) of the Indian penal code. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderEarlier the law enforcement officials had arrested Rakesh and Mohit in the case and were charged under sections 148 (rioting with deadly weapons), 149 (unlawful assembly), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 25-54-59 of the arms act. While the police continue to cracks down on the rogue elements, most of the citizens have defied the meat ban in the city. There are shops and restaurants which are selling their inventories as a sizable number of customers are coming to buy non-vegetarian items. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHowever, certain big shops, which are registered with Gurugram meat market union, have closed their shutter for Navratri and have also announced that their shops will be closed on every Tuesday. Owners of these meat units have maintained that they have taken this decision out of respect for religious sentiments than fear of rogue outfits. “Some of my colleagues decided to not open their shops during Navratras as they felt it was not appropriate for them to hurt the religious sentiments. But, I have decided to open my shop as I have been getting customers from all religious communities. Ultimately it depends upon your choice and intent. Who are we to hurt any one’s religious sentiments,” said Shakib who operates a meat shop near Jama Masjid in Sadar Bazaar area. Additionally, most of the small meat shops have decided not to buckle under fear, and continue with their business. At the Sikanderpur meat mandi, there are meat units open even in scorching heat. “We do not have proper space for selling our items. For many, the place may be unhygienic and dirty. But, the Sikanderpur Mandi has its loyal customers. The meat sellers over here have not buckled under the fear of powerful builders. How can we be cowed down by few rogue elements?” said Tariq. Not far from the meat mandi, the famous roadside Biryani restaurants were also functioning in Sikanderpur area. “We have been getting a lot of customers even during Navratras. Even though there is a slight reduction at the end of the day, we still break even during Navratras,” said Ashfaq, an employee at Al-Shaifa Biryani restaurant.last_img read more

Samsung India unveils Galaxy A70 for Rs 28990

first_imgGurugram: Samsung India on Wednesday announced Galaxy A70, earlier than its reported launch next week, which is the sixth smartphone in the popular Galaxy A series. Priced at Rs 28,990, Galaxy A70 will be available for pre-booking between April 20-April 30. The device has 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with micro-SD slot up to 512GB. Consumers who pre-book can purchase Samsung U Flex, a premium Bluetooth device worth Rs 3,799 for Rs 999 only, the company said in a statement. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “Our recently launched Galaxy A line has seen an unprecedented success since its launch. It has reached a milestone of $500 million in sales within 40 days of launch,” said Ranjivjit Singh, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung India. Galaxy A70 comes with 32MP triple rear camera capable of shooting super slow-mo videos. The device has a 4500mAh battery with 25W super-fast charging capability. “With its best-in-class display, Samsung Pay, path-breaking triple rear camera and top-notch processor, the Galaxy A70 is all about experience,” Singh added. For Selfie buffs, there is a 32MP front camera with features like AR-Emoji and Selfie-Focus. Starting May 1, Galaxy A70 will be available for sale in three colours — white, blue and black. Galaxy A70 will also be available on Flipkart.last_img read more

Security and socioeconomic aspects included in Moroccos migration policy official

first_imgRabat  –  The new immigration policy in Morocco, which has become a transit and host country, has required the adoption of a new humane approach that takes into account security and socio-economic aspects as well as Morocco’s international commitments, said Morocco’s interior delegate minister Charki Draiss. Morocco has also embarked on regularizing the situation of asylum seekers, of which over 500 were delivered refugee cards, said the official during an information and training day on the exceptional operation launched by Morocco to regularize the situation of undocumented immigrants in Morocco.In parallel, he went on, authorities have launched legal and institutional reforms to draft new laws related to immigration and asylum, arguing that this exceptional operation will be a test for all stakeholders of this new migration vision and will be closely followed by Morocco’s foreign partners and non-governmental human rights-advocacy organizations.  Was also present at this conference minister in charge of Moroccans living abroad, Anas Birou, who called all those who will be in charge of enforcing the new law to promote the humane dimension in their work and build on Morocco’s attachment to the universal values and international conventions in human rights.Birou insisted that the ultimate goal is to secure optimal enforcement of the new migration policy that was acclaimed worldwide.The interior ministry presented during this information and training day a presentation on the methodology to be adopted, the categories of immigrants eligible to receive stay documents in Morocco and the required administrative procedure.last_img read more

Ohio State mens soccer faces Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Sophomore defender Alex Nichols (15) advances the ball against Rutgers on Sept. 18. OSU won 3-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is coming off a tough 2-0 loss to Bowling Green over the weekend, remaining winless on the road this season.This Wednesday, the Buckeyes (3-6) return to Columbus to take on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1-4-2) at 7 p.m.Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium has been very kind to OSU as of late, with the Scarlet and Gray coming into the match riding a three game home win streak.“You always want to protect your house,” said senior defender Austin Bergstrom. “It’s good that we have been doing that so far, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.”After wins over Rutgers and Valparaiso a week ago, the Buckeyes took a step backward over the weekend, suffering a shutout against Bowling Green.Despite outshooting the Falcons 16-9, OSU again fell to the misfortune of its own mistakes, specifically turnovers.“Sometimes it is a little frustrating when you can’t put the ball in the back of the net or when another team only gets a few opportunities and they are able to score,” said senior forward Danny Jensen. “We let the pressure get to us a bit. I think we just have to cut down on the mistakes and we will start to see much better results.”Jensen was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against Valparaiso, where he recorded the first hat trick by an Ohio State player since 2012.“It is cool to get some individual recognition every now and then but our focus is on the team,” Jensen said. “Right now we just need some more wins.”The matchup with SIUE is a rare one, as both teams have only played each other once in school history, and played to a scoreless draw in Columbus in 2009.While the matchup between the two teams is unfamiliar, the faces involved are not. Cougars coach Mario Sanchez was a soccer player under now-Buckeyes head coach John Bluem during his time at Fresno State.“(Sanchez) was probably one of the top five players I’ve coached in my career,” Bluem said. “They are going to be really well organized and battle defensively. You are playing against a team that, much like us, is having trouble scoring.”Saying the Cougars are having trouble scoring is an understatement, as Sanchez’s squad has only found the back of the net three times through the first seven games. However, the defense has stood tough, allowing only seven goals thus far.SIUE’s junior goalkeeper Kyle Dal Santo has 13 career shutouts. This year, Dal Santo’s .788 save percentage ranks him 51st nationally.As the match signifies the halfway point in the season for the Buckeyes, Bluem feels the biggest improvement the team needs to make is in its mentality.“This group has to accept that we are not going to just show up and win games. If we don’t outwork the other team, if we don’t outhustle the other team, if we don’t play harder for longer than the other team, anybody on our schedule could beat us,” Bluem said. “On the flipside, if we do those things, we will be in every single game and chances are good that we win more of those games than we lose.”With a very important Big Ten matchup looming against Michigan State on Sunday, the Buckeyes will look to build momentum by grabbing a win against the Cougars. read more