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Director Venkat Prabhu, whose films are laced with rib-tickling humour, shot to fame after directing his debut Tamil film Chennai 600028, which was released in 2007.After the stupendous success of Chennai 600028, one question that followed the director is the sequel to the Tamil coming-of-age sports comedy film.ALSO READ: Kabali movie review- Rajinikanth’s NayaganALSO READ: Kabali box office collection: Rajinikanth shatters all records on Day 1Earlier this year, Venkat Prabhu officially announced the sequel to the blockbuster film with a kick-ass first look poster titled Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings.Now the makers have released the teaser of the film, which is doing rounds on social media.From the teaser, it is but apparent that Venkat Prabhu is all set to repeat the magic of the first part.The film features several cast members from the earlier part including Jai, Shiva, Premji, Arvind Aakash and Nithin Sathya.Bankrolled by Venkat Prabhu himself, the film has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. With the shooting going at a rapid pace, the film is likely to release in early 2017.Here’s the teaser:
Twitter Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City: Premier League – as it happened Barney Ronay Stoke City Facebook Manchester United took advantage of Manchester City’s defeat at Liverpool to close the deficit to 12 points with this accomplished win. It is still a chasm but José Mourinho and co will feel better and the club will be boosted further should they secure Alexis Sánchez, with them now firmly in pole position to do so. Paul Lambert, the newly appointed Stoke City manager, watched on from the posh seats but saw United again deny the Potters victory here, their last coming in April 1976.Of the display Mourinho said: “I didn’t like the first half. I only like [our] two amazing goals. We were confident and organised but a bit slow. The second half was totally different. We accelerated the game.”The Portuguese made six changes from the FA Cup win here a week ago. Once again Henrikh Mkhitaryan was excluded completely – due to “doubts about his future”, Mourinho said – while Romelu Lukaku started for the first time in more than a fortnight following a head injury.Eddie Niedzwiecki’s XI showed seven players different from the Cup defeat at Coventry City , with Stephen Ireland’s first league start in 996 days notable, alongside the debut of Moritz Bauer, a 25-year-old Austrian. Manchester United spending a fortune to get Alexis Sánchez at 29 makes sense Manchester United This showed that Stoke could get at what was an uncharacteristically open Mourinho team. When Bauer mishit a cross it became an awkward high ball at which De Gea flapped. The ball bounced to Eric Choupo-Moting but the finish lacked composure.This came during a passage of play in which United struggled to escape from their half. When they finally managed this, Lukaku pinged in a cross towards Lingard and a corner was claimed.It came to nothing as did a Mata fall in the area that Bruno Martins Indi believed was a dive, though the No 8 was keen to deny this. At the break, though, Stoke were two behind: Martial’s sweet finish from outside the area coming after Pogba rolled the ball expertly to him.For the second half Niedzwiecki took off Joshua Tymon for Kevin Wimmer. United began with a move that took in Martial, Lingard, Pogba, Lukaku and Mata, the ball struck around with unerring accuracy.To enjoy total control United required a third, given the amount of time remaining. Martial burst through on Butland but the keeper smothered well. Next Pogba – yet again – probed, finding Lukaku. The centre-forward turned and fired a shot that had power but went too easily into Butland’s hands. match reports Read more Share on LinkedIn At this point the travelling support began singing “Paul Lambert’s barmy army”, which will have cheered the watching Scot. He could also be content with the quality his new side had displayed. The confidence shown was hardly that of a side lying third from bottom.Martial was putting in a fine performance but really should have finished from close range yet, once more, he steered the ball straight at Butland. United’s issue of failing, at times, to kill opposition off was again evident when Lingard fed Mata and the forward’s attempted curler missed to Butland’s left.When United put the ball in the net for a third time, on 66 minutes, Mata was adjudged offside. There was no doubt about Lukaku’s later finish, though, the Belgian scoring, under pressure, to close the match out.Of Stoke’s survival hopes, Niedzwiecki said: “It’s a big challenge staying in the Premier League. We’re still in the pack and now’s the time for everyone to get behind the new manager.” Share on Facebook Topics Share on Pinterest Pinterest Read more Share on Messenger Reuse this content Share via Email Share on Twitter City’s defeat by Liverpool on Sunday should have been ample inspiration for United to make a bright start. Anthony Martial was the first to do so, roving down the left before hitting in a cross Stoke managed to clear. Bauer’s first act in English top-flight football was to appear to fell Martial in the area as the Frenchman chased a Juan Mata ball. From the turf Martial made the appeal but Anthony Taylor, the referee, was unmoved.So, too, was Jack Butland, when United opened the scoring on nine minutes. This was because the visiting goalkeeper was given zero chance from Antonio Valencia’s vicious swerving left-foot shot that rocketed past him.The captain’s third of the season came courtesy of Paul Pogba’s searing run-then-pass that drove United from near halfway to near goal, before Valencia did the rest.This was the kind of dazzling play United are capable of and which makes the yawning gap to City a puzzle. Mourinho had spoken of the benefit of the warm-weather break in Dubai last week and there was an obvious freshness about United. Yet he will have been unhappy at the space Luke Shaw allowed Bauer to run into when Joe Allen slid the ball down the left-back’s corridor. Suddenly Stoke were in behind but Bauer failed to find a team-mate.Pogba was in imperious form, though. One stepover swept him infield and, when his pass found Jesse Lingard, the No 10 drew a foul. Up stepped Mata from 25 yards but his free-kick crashed into the wall.Ireland’s radar had already gone awry when he found himself in front of David de Gea and pulled the trigger. Again he missed the target. Share on WhatsApp Premier League Anthony Martial scores Manchester United’s second goal in the 38th minute. Photograph: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona chief Abidal: Murillo deal won’t hurt our kidsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona chief Eric Abidal insists the arrival of Jeison Murillo will not work against their youth policy.Murillo has arrived on-loan from Valencia.Abidal said, “Our bet on the juniors is still the same, it does not change anything.”Now it’s time to compete and here the coach is happy to welcome him. I hope that in the future players continue to rise as they have done so far.”We are always attentive to what happens in the market.”
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 12: Beaver Stadium is empty before Penn State takes on Nebraska on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)The physical toll of playing football can be overwhelming at times. Although Penn State is having another strong season, its coaching staff could have an interesting situation to handle in the coming days.Last season, Ellison Jordan struggled to make an impact for the Nittany Lions. Now, fast forward to this season, where the redshirt sophomore is becoming an important player for Penn State’s defensive line.Yet, Jordan’s time on the gridiron could actually come to an abrupt end.In a concerning string of tweets, Jordan shared his disturbing story from today’s practice. Due to a knee injury, the defensive tackle couldn’t run at full speed, but that didn’t stop coaches from getting mad at his effort.Despite all his hard work, the former four-star recruit is actually contemplating whether he should continue playing football.Some candid comments tweeted tonight by Penn State DL Ellison Jordan, who is clearly dealing with an adverse moment in his football career.Jordan, a redshirt sophomore, has appeared in three games this season. He recorded a sack against Kent State. pic.twitter.com/StpUbaQ0h7— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) October 11, 2018There is already concern surrounding injuries to young athletes, and this latest development could just add fuel to the fire.Penn State’s coaching staff will need to solve this problem immediately. After all, this can affect the program’s current and future players.Hopefully, Jordan will be at peace with whichever decision he makes about his playing career.
The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. The Best American Gin WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey 1. Chef DiBiccari serves the local clientele. 2. The kitchen at TR Street Foods. 3. One of Patt Kelley’s many illustrations. Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara Editors’ Recommendations A dining experience is very often defined by ambiance. The lighting, design, decor and overall organization of the space where a diner eats all have a huge part in a meal. Of course the food itself is important; but what a chef or restauranteur’s clientele takes from the atmosphere of their breakfast, lunch, or dinner is equally as vital. Chef Louis DiBiccari certainly understands this, which is why on Sunday, January 26th, he will be starting his Studio Sundays series in Boston.Studio Sundays will occur on the fourth Sunday of every month at TR Street Foods at 343 Congress Street in Boston, deep in the heart of the new “Restaurant Row” in the city’s Fort Point neighborhood. TR Street Foods is the lunch venue off-shoot of Tavern Road, an affordable but high-end, neighborhood restaurant that features dishes such as sautéed skate wing (with pumpkin agro dolce and apple relish) and grilled flatiron steak (with red curry, chimichurri and marrow butter). The restaurant was started by Louis and his brother Michael and opened in February of 2013.Patt Kelley is the first Studio Sunday artist.The concept for Studio Sundays originated in 2012, out of the CREATE project, also launched by Mister DiBiccari. When Chef DiBiccari saw that the woodworkers, sculptors and other artists that called the Fort Point neighborhood home would no longer be able to afford rising rent prices, he wanted to do what he could to help the creative people who had inspired his own culinary creations. The concept was for six artists and six chefs to pair up and create a work of art and a specialty dish that complemented the other.Studio Sundays is both an expansion on and concentration of CREATE. Each event will see a local artist turn the TR Street Foods space into a gallery to showcase their work alongside the innovative food and drinks served at the DiBiccari brothers’ lunch venue. The artist showcase will run from 4:00-7:00 PM with drinks being served from the outset and snacks from TR Street Foods available from 4:00-5:00. At 5:00 PM art and food lovers alike will be able to order off the Tavern Road menu while they enjoy the day’s exhibition.The first Studio Sunday featured artist is Patt Kelley a Boston illustrator and comic artist (and MassArt graduate) who has a weekly comic strip “What’s for Breakfast” in DigBoston, the alternative newsweekly founded in 1999. The second edition of the event (on Sunday February 23rd) will focus on the work of Natasha Moustache, a talented photographer who “has a keen eye for capturing keepsake moments from her travels.”The DiBiccari brothers understand that, in any good dining experience, aesthetic extends well beyond the plate. With Studio Sundays they will be showing just how important and unique the marriage of food, art and ambiance can be.
The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary We’ve all had a dream of ditching the cubicle, board room, or dorm for an adventure travel odyssey. Of course, the logistical problems with a few months (or years) of travel keep most people from realizing their dreams. What if you could travel the world, get your adrenaline fix in, and get paid to do it? Outdoor brand (and winner of one of our coveted Outdoor Retailer Best In Show Awards) Columbia just launched their search for a Director of Toughness.Related: Land Your Dream JobLast year, the inaugural Director of Toughness program sent the two winners on adventures from volcano climbing in Ecuador to exploring Arctic coastline in Manitoba, Canada. Of course, if you’re selected you won’t just be traveling to exotic destinations. Columbia’s two Directors will ensure that gear from the brand lives up to their #TestedTough guarantee, as well as tell the story of their travels. If you’re really serious about applying, the clock is ticking. Columbia is conducting interviews in remote locations in the wilderness near their Portland headquarters, as well as undisclosed locations on the East Coast, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, expect to have to hike, scramble, navigate, and sweat to even make it to each mystery interview location.What’s the pay off? We can’t think of a better way to spend nine months than playing outdoors, testing some of the world’s best gear, and seeing the best wild places the world has to offer. So start making plans to ditch the suit and briefcase in favor of an Outdry ECO jacket and hiking boots. This opportunity to prove that you are Tested Tough is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. What’s your excuse for not applying? If you still need some extra motivation, check out last year’s Director of Toughness sizzle reel below.Related: Our Favorite Outdoorsman Knots An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring
Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, says final negotiations are taking place with the preferred bidder to complete the divestment of the Wallenford Coffee Company. The Minister made the revelation on Friday, April 18, while opening the 2013/14 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives under the theme: ‘Restoring Hope – Expanding Opportunity.’ Cabinet, in March, gave approval for the Government to divest its shares in the company, which is Jamaica’s largest processor of green beans originating from the Blue Mountain and high mountain regions, and is the largest exporter of coffee. “When completed the result will yield savings of over $200 million per year for the Government, which represents the annual loss for the company,” Dr. Phillips told the House. Dr. Phillips also reiterated plans to privatise a number of state-owned entities, which are deemed under-performing or do not form part of the Government’s core activities. He said the process will be “swift and efficient”. He noted that already, action was underway on a number of entities, including the Kingston Container Terminal, Norman Manley Airport, Jamaica Railway Corporation, and Caymanas Track Limited. The Finance Minister further informed that the Government is pursuing plans for either a sale or lease agreement for its shares in the Clarendon Alumina Partners Limited. “Discussions are actively taking place, and I am cautiously optimistic as to the outcome,” he disclosed. By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter
Kolkata: BJP MP Arjun Singh has been held responsible on Monday by Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order (L&O) Gyanwant Singh, for the violence on Sunday.Gyanwant stated that Commissioner of Police (CP), Barrackpore, Manoj Kumar Verma and his force had acted patiently. Police have initiated a case against Arjun and his son and Bhatpara MLA Pawan Singh for allegedly attacking police, trying to snatch arms from them, rioting and other illegal activities. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn Sunday, BJP had called for a 12-hour strike on Monday protesting against the alleged high-handedness by police. To make the strike a success, BJP workers allegedly resorted to hooliganism. Since early morning, BJP workers put up a blockade on the railway track at Kankinara railway station at around 6:05 am. As a result, train services were disrupted on the Sealdah-Ranaghat section. Later, Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) intervened and compelled the BJP workers to withdraw the blockade at 6:37 am. Due to the blockade, eight Up and six Down locals along with three Mail-Express trains, including Darjeeling Mail, ran late. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayApart from blocking the railway track, BJP workers also went to the markets and threatened the shop owners to down shutters immediately. Some shop owners were allegedly beaten up by BJP workers as well, for keeping their shops open. They also forced passengers to deboard the public transports across the Barrackpore-Bhatpara-Jagaddal area. At around 10:30 am, BJP workers put up a road blockade which obstructed vehicular movement on B T Road. Seeing this, some Trinamool Congress supporters tried to resist the BJP workers. As a result, a clash took place at Nonachandanpukur area. Police soon rushed to the spot and tried to control the situation but were again attacked by the BJP workers. While trying to neutralise the violence, Inspector in Charge (IC) of Titagarh police station Subhrajit Majumdar got injured. When Deputy Commissioner, Zone I of Barrackpore City Police Ajay Thakur went to the spot, he was also assaulted. In the afternoon, Gyanwant met with the press at Nabanna and stated that Verma and his men had done a great job handling the situation on Sunday. He also alleged that the crowd was led by Arjun himself. “Despite extreme levels of provocation, police remained patient and acted accordingly. The CP was attacked. Since last two months there had been no problem in that area. On Sunday, trouble cropped up in and around Mazdur Bhavan, where Arjun stays. I consider the incident as some people trying to create disturbance,” the ADG said. He added: “Police did not hit the MP on his head. When police charge, they do not strike on the head but on the body. Arjun received injuries either by the stones which were pelted by his own men or he might have fallen down.” It may be mentioned that Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar went to visit the injured BJP MP on Monday.
WASHINGTON – The party stops at the 49th parallel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials warned Tuesday as they issued a pointed reminder that the possession of marijuana will remain illegal under American federal law, even after it becomes legal in Canada.Policies and practices won’t change as a result of legalization, and U.S. border guards will continue to have plenty of latitude to determine whether someone’s history of drug use or involvement in the industry should disqualify them from entering the United States.“Our officers have broad discretion at the border to question travellers as to their purpose and their intent, to make the determination as to their admissibility,” said Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner in the agency’s Office of Field Operations.“We’re hoping that by the word getting out, we’ll have people make proper choices before they choose to cross the border. But our security protocols (Wednesday) will be reflective of what they are today.”As of Wednesday, Canada will be the first G7 member to greenlight legal recreational pot — a move Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has justified as an effort to better protect young people from the drug’s effects and eliminate the influence of organized crime.A person’s admissibility to the U.S. depends on a wide array of factors, including whether a border guard has reason to believe that someone who admits to consuming pot in Canada has plans to continue to do so after they’ve crossed the border, Owen said.As a result, Tuesday’s conference-call briefing with officials — billed as a reiteration of existing laws, policies and procedures to help educate Canadian travellers about what to expect at the border — provided little additional clarity.Last week, the agency did tweak its stated policy for Canadians who work or invest in the legal pot industry, saying that such travellers ought to be allowed over the border provided their trip is unrelated to their work.Those same travellers would not be allowed in if the purpose of their travel was related to the industry, said Todd Hoffman, executive director for admissibility and passenger programs in the Office of Field Operations.In addition to the purpose of the trip, a lot depends on the extent to which an investor in the marijuana industry is aware of and engaged in their invesments, Hoffman added.“If a Canadian is knowingly engaged and has knowingly invested in the marijuana industry, and is going to the U.S. for that specific purpose, to facilitate the industry, then they would be found inadmissible,” he said.“However, if a Canadian is working or engaged in the legalized business in Caanda and they’re coming to the United States for a different intent — to go shopping or do some other recreational activity not related to the industry — then they could be found admissible.“So it really depends on the knowledge of the investment or the engagement in the industry.”And any Canadian with a past conviction for a marijuana offence will remain unable to legally cross the border — even if they receive a pardon from the federal government.“We don’t recognize the Canadian amnesty,” Owen said. “If you’ve been subject to a violation of U.S. laws, that will still make you inadmissible into our country.”The federal Liberal government has been under pressure to establish some sort of amnesty mechanism for Canadians convicted in the past of pot offences.Officials are now talking about allowing them to fill out a simple form to speed up the pardon process, similar to an existing system for people convicted under outdated laws, such as for engaging in consensual sexual activity with same-sex partners.“We’ll be talking about that in the coming days and weeks,” Trudeau said Tuesday before heading into a cabinet meeting.
Alberta Ballet are set to take All of Us, based on the music of the Tragically Hip, on tour for five weeks next year.The company will introduce the ballet to new audiences across Canada, with them performing in Toronto, Hamilton, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. They’ll kick things off on May 25 in Hamilton before ending the dates on June 17 in Calgary.The much-loved show tells the story of “two warring clans who battle to inherit the earth to redesign its future anew.” It features a dynamic soundtrack featuring 20 iconic songs from the Hip’s legendary 30-year anthology. Advertisement Band member Rob Baker was a huge fan when he saw the show. He said, according to a press release: “I saw it twice and found it exhilarating. We are thrilled that the Alberta Ballet is taking the show out nationally.”Alberta Ballet artistic director and choreographer Jean Grand-Maitre said, “Beyond the Canadiana we usually attach to the music of the Hip, there lies a whole other universal wisdom which speaks, through its extraordinary simplicity, about humanity’s true inner potential.”All of Us is the latest addition to Grand-Maitre’s series of portrait ballets, with previous performances including the work of k.d. lang (Balletlujah), Sarah McLachlan (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy), Joni Mitchell (Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum), Elton John (Love Lies Bleeding), and Gordon Lightfoot (Our Canada).Tickets for All of Us will go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. For more info click here.By BECCA LONGMIRE | ET CANADA Advertisement Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage/Getty Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Walmart says it’s buying online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities, the latest acquisition in its niche-brand buying spree.Walmart declined to disclose how much it’s paying for Bare Necessities, but says the deal will help deepen its expertise in the world of bras, swimwear and shapewear.The company said Friday that Bare Necessities will remain as a stand-alone site. As part of the acquisition, Noah Wrubel, CEO and co-founder of Bare Necessities, will lead the intimates area for both Walmart.com and Jet.com, while also continuing to run Bare Necessities.Walmart is aiming to attract younger, more affluent shoppers with its string of acquisitions. Two years ago, it bought Jet.com for more than $3 billion and since then it’s been buying smaller online brands including Bonobos and Moosejaw.
In a message delivered yesterday by Assistant-Secretary-General Danilo Turk to the IPU’s 110th annual assembly in Mexico City, Mr. Annan said parliamentarians can play a vital role in national recovery efforts in post-conflict countries by establishing bodies that promote justice, dialogue and reconciliation. “Only a fair and judicious process of airing difficult facts and feelings can provide a foundation for improved relations following a conflict, political upheaval, or other national trauma. Only a genuine acceptance of what has taken place can bring solace to the victims and healing to all of society,” Mr. Annan said at the opening of the meeting, scheduled to run through Friday. He noted that the UN and the IPU have worked on joint technical assistance projects for parliaments in many countries, including Albania, Timor-Leste and Uruguay. In each of the situations where the UN is involved, “from Afghanistan to West Africa, from Tajikistan to Timor-Leste, from Guatemala to Guinea-Bissau,” the national histories, the wounds and the way forward have been unique, but “they are linked by the need to address the painful legacy of past abuses,” he said. For this reason, the UN opposes impunity in cases of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international human rights, he said. Criminal justice, as an instrument of truth, must be combined with efforts to acknowledge the suffering of victims and to arrive at a common national understanding of the root causes of community hatred, he said. “You can set an example, in your own deliberations, of dialogue among communities divided by hatred. Through your legislative power, you can give domestic meaning to international standards and agreements,” Mr. Annan said to the lawmakers.
Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also plans to visit some of the camps which now house hundreds of thousands of the more than 6 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled Sudan’s civil strife.Tomorrow he will fly to West Darfur where he will visit a camp for some of the thousands of displaced people in the province, then on Thursday he will travel to two refugee camps in eastern Chad to speak with Government leaders.He will then head off to southern Sudan to look at preparations for the returning refugees, which include school and hospital rehabilitation and land mine removal, that follow an agreement in January ending a 21-year civil war.People fleeing that war streamed into Uganda, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Central African Republic (CAR), Egypt and Eritrea, while some 200,000 refugees from strife-torn Sudan’s Darfur region have poured into 12 camps in eastern Chad.
“We hear repeatedly from people requesting refugee protection, including from a growing number of children, that they are fleeing forced recruitment into armed criminal gangs – and death threats,” said Aikaterini Kitidi, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, briefing reporters in Geneva.“As people journey across borders and onwards, they face numerous dangers, including violence at the hands of criminal groups, often leaving women in particular, vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation.”Despite the risks of travelling north to Belize, Mexico and the United States, Ms Kitidi said that people felt they had no choice.If they stayed in their home countries they faced “high levels of homicide” and violence, particularly targeting women and marginalized communities, she added.Increasing numbers are also seeking refugee protection to the south; in Costa Rica and Panama. Applications for asylum from the region are increasing worldwide too, with 350,000 applications made globally between 2011-15, of which nearly 130,500 were filed in 2017 alone.UNHCR helps asylum seekers and refugees by working with governments and civil society to provide access to shelter, jobs and welfare.Of the $36 million needed to fund the agency’s work, only around $4 million has been received so far this year. UNHCR Costa RicaRefugees in Costa Rica receive training to enter the job market with the help of UNHCR. According to UNHCR, many vulnerable women and children are among the more than 290,000 people who sought refuge in the continent’s north, during the course of 2017.By comparison, that is a 58 per cent increase from the previous year, and 16 times more people on the run from the same region during 2011.
Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley leaves Manhattan Criminal Court, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has reached a deal with prosecutors who charged him with striking a security guard at Madison Square Garden.The Daily News (http://nydn.us/2wrXJ5a ) reports that charges against Oakley will be dismissed and sealed after six months of good behavior.Oakley said Friday that a trial would waste time and money that should be used to “keep the streets better for kids.”His lawyer says Oakley didn’t need a trial to prove his innocence.Oakley was a Knicks fan favorite from 1988 to 1998. But he’s had a falling out with the organization since. On Feb. 8, he sat a few rows from Knicks owner James Dolan at a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Security approached and a fracas ensued. Oakley was ejected and handcuffed.
← Previous Story “Dream week” for MKB Veszprem (VIDEO) Next Story → Biegler names the players for the Polish national team upcoming qualifiers Before the match between MKB Veszprem and THW Kiel, Laszlo Nagy received the trophy for the World’s Best Player 2011 by the Handball-Planet.com editor, Žika Bogdanović. Hungarian star was voted as the best by over 6500 fans in Handball-Planet voting contest last December. Over 5000 fans greeted Nagy with the standing ovations:– I am very happy and proud because of this trophy. This is big honour for me. I will give my best to repeat that level of perfomances in the future – said Nagy for Handball-Planet.com.
(Facebook: Rabble)A SOLDIER at a major military barracks in Dublin has been given an unusual surprise – a property tax bill for the entire complex.The soldier at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines received the request for the tax earlier this week.The soldier posted this picture of the letter to his Facebook page, where it quickly went viral.It wasn’t clear how much the request was – but the sheer number of bedrooms in a property in Dublin 6 would suggest the bill was a hefty one.The letter adds to the growing list of examples where the Revenue Commissioners have sent demands for property taxes to the wrong person, after matching a database of known addresses to a database of PAYE workers.Other examples include homes where teenagers have been sent letters, asking them to declare and disclose a value for their home, simply because they have had part-time work in the past – even though their parents, the property owners, still live on the premises.The property is actually owned by the Department of Defence, which is responsible for the charge.Unlike the previous household charge, properties owned by Government ministers (in a professional capacity) are not exempt from the charge – with the funds paid by the appropriate Department to the Revenue Commissioners, which in turn distributes them to local authorities and the Department of the Environment.In this case, the soldier will be expected to contact the Revenue and outline that he is not the owner of the barracks – because failure to do so could result in the soldier being left with a hefty bill.Read: OAP behind anti-property tax letter: Apathetic youth leaving it to ‘grey brigade’
Facebook Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE is featuring a preview for tonight’s RAW in Dallas (above), including four things you should know about the show before it airs live tonight.This includes:1. The Undertaker will return and respond to Triple H2. Brock Lesnar spoils the main event of Hell in a Cell last night3. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre retain the RAW Tag Team Champions4. Who will step up next to RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey?Don’t forget to join us for live coverage of RAW tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Paige and Nia Jax surprise “Total Divas” fansE! Entertainment has uploaded a video of Paige and Nia Jax surprising fans talking about the upcoming season of “Total Divas” that premieres this Wednesday. Google+ WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football WhatsApp Twitter