Campus features local eateries

first_imgMichael Yu Eleven South Bend-based international restaurants brought samples from their menus to the LaFortune Ballroom for the annual International Taste of South Bend hosted by International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA). The event, hosted on Wednesday evening, was free and open to the public, drawing undergraduates, graduate students, professors, families and South Bend residents together.By 6:30 p.m., the line stretched from the LaFortune Ballroom on the second floor down the stairs to the entrance to the Huddle Mart. By the time they reached the front of the line, juniors Grace Rudnik, Jordan Leniart and Claire Wiley said they waited for 45 minutes for their chance to eatParticipating restaurants included Aladdin’s Eatery, Cinco International, Elia’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Ichiban Golden Dragon, Mango Café, Satay House, Soho Japanese Bistro, Weiss Gasthaus, Zing Japanese Fusion, the Spot and Fiesta Tapatía. Each restaurant donated the food that it served.Two of the participating restaurants opened in the last few weeks — the Spot and Cinco International.The Spot employee Melanie Barreto described the eatery’s Latin American menu.“Venezuelan food is our specialty … we also have some international food from Peru and Spain,” Barreto said.Fatima Lopez, who works at Cinco International, said she recommended “basically everything” on the menu, but especially the chicken alfredo.Sophomore Bernadette Miramontes said she had not known about the event prior, but decided to wait in line for more than 30 minutes anyway.“I just saw the line and thought it must be good … I hope there’s vegan food because the dining hall doesn’t really have vegan food except on Indian night,” Miramontes said.ISSA planned International Taste of South Bend as part of its celebration of International Education Week, according to Rosemary Max, director of international programs for ISSA.“I think this event allows us to support local restaurants and bring good food to campus in conjunction with international education week, which is an event celebrated around the U.S.,” Max said.Jasmin Avila, assistant director of communications and outreach for ISSA, had worked on the event for three months. She said she hoped the event promoted diversity and culture.“NDI is dedicated to advancing international study, exchange and scholarship by cultivating Notre Dame’s global alliances and partnerships,” Avila said. “In this sense, ISSA seeks to offer a variety of support services, programs and activities to help international students and scholars make the most of their time at the University.“ISSA works to serve the international community at Notre Dame, a community that includes more than 1,400 students and scholars from over 90 countries. One way that we do that is creating and hosting events like the International Taste of South Bend, which celebrate and promote diversity and cultural understanding on campus and in the greater community,” Avila said.Tags: international food, international food in lafun, international student and school affairs, international taste of south bend, ISSA, lafortune ballroom event, taste of south bendlast_img read more

Together we are excited: Hardik Pandya, Natasa Stankovic expecting first child

first_imgNEW DELHI: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday announced that he and his fiance, Serbian actress Natasha Stankovic, are expecting their first child.Hardik made this announcement on popular social media platform Instagram, along with their pictures, which went viral instantly. Hardik’s Instagram post read: “Natasa and I had a great journey together and it is just about to get better. Together we are excited to welcome a new life into our lives very soon. We’re thrilled for this new phase of our life and seek your blessings and wishes.” Earlier this year, Hardik had announced his engagement to Natasa via social media as well. On January 1, Hardik had himself shared an image of him proposing to Natasa on social media and had captioned it: “Mai tera, Tu meri jaane, saara Hindustan. 01.01.2020 #engaged.” The news of the India all-rounder Hardik’s engagement to Natasa came as a huge surprise not just to his fans, but also to many members of the Indian team. IANSlast_img read more

Lethem Town Week committee promises dazzling spectacle

first_img…fashion, rodeo, military air show, light-up festival plannedThe Lethem municipality is gearing up for the first-ever Lethem Town Week that promises to be a breath-taking showpiece of the town’s magnificent tourism product.Lethem Town Week is slated for October 15 through 21, 2017 and will culminate with an official ceremony to be headlined by President David Granger, who will declare the border community, one of Guyana’s newest towns.Chairman of the organising committee, Raymond Hunte disclosed that the activities were sure to thrill patrons of all ages, and plans were in place to ensure the week of events was talked about for months after staging.According to a Government Information Agency (GINA) report, the excitement is already building for the week of activities, which will commence with an interfaith service and athletics championships in the form of a road race and a cycle race as well as a fitness walk.But Hunte explained that the fitness walk would not be the norm of focusing on distance but survival and endurance.The participants will be required to trek through the savannah, climb hills, cross creeks and hike along rocky terrain.A regional agricultural and commercial exhibition will also be mounted to showcase the local and agricultural produce of the residents. According to the Chairman, this event is open to small and large-scale farmers and artisans.Hunte also touted a raffle which he revealed would have a very attractive first prize for which tickets would be sold countrywide.“We will also be having a volleyball and 10/10 cricket competition and we are thinking to incorporate some aspects of rodeo with cowboys on horseback,” the Chairman stated.The rodeo feature would be an exciting twist with the cowboys being used as escorts, tour guides, photo props and chaperones for the town’s numerous guests.“Since this is a historic event, persons must be able to capture the moment to keep the photographs as memorabilia so all photographers operating in Lethem will be given booths. We are also going to be doing town week novelties with mugs, hat, shirts, jerseys, rubber bands and stuff like that,” Hunte noted.Among the other highlights planned is a “Bold and Beautiful” fashion show that will be open to boutiques, clothing stores, local designers and businesses associated with the fashion industry. The segments will cover traditional, professional, business, casual, sport and evening categories.A spelling bee competition will also be part of the Town Week, with all the words selected having specific significance to the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region.The high school students will not be left out as the committee is planning a special debating competition on, “The advantages and disadvantages of Lethem becoming a town”.“During that week we will be celebrating Diwali (the Festival of Lights) and in an effort to embrace our Hindu brothers and sisters, we have planned a motorcade. There will also be an illuminated building competition where residential and business entities can get involved and they will be judged for the brightest building,” Hunte explained.The event planners are hoping to attract joint business ventures with airlines, hotels and tour operators.“We will be speaking to airline and bus services and will be soliciting volunteers who are bilingual for a meet-and-greet at the points of entry to direct and guide everyone who enters Lethem,” Hunte said.The planning team has already met with the Brazilian consul who has promised to arrange a number of cultural items for the opening night.According to Hunte, the committee will also be engaging the Brazilian military to conduct a fly-over air show.Members of the Lethem Town Week planning committeeBrazilian stores have already indicated their interest in showcasing Portuguese-made construction materials.The organisers are also working closely with tour guides to provide overland daily tours to Boa Vista, waterfalls and ranches.Persons from as far as Manaus are expected to be in attendance as the committee plans to arrange for Brazilian bus operators to ferry their nationals to the border town.They are engaging Air Services Limited to ensure tours are available from Lethem to Kaieteur Falls, as well as the commercial banks so money transfers and other financial transactions can be accommodated.Hunte, a former telecommunications executive with a military background and a wide array of experience in marketing, project management and event planning, assured that Lethem Town Week would be a cultural and entertainment extravaganza.He believes that Lethem has a truly diverse combination of tourism products in the form of waterfalls, mountains, savannahs, flora and fauna, particularly the birds and fish, that can captivate the attention of every person.In an invited comment, Lethem Mayor Carlton Beckles noted that he was confident of the ability of the committee tasked with staging an event that captures the social, economic, industrial, sport, religious and educational components of the town.Mayor Beckles stated that the event was expected to be an annual feature on the town’s calendar of activities.“We intend to have a product of quality, a product of excellence to showcase the town of Lethem, and the municipality will lend its full support to this venture, but, all in all, the Council is looking forward to staging a successful town week.”The executive members of the committee are Vice Chairman Juanita Williams, Treasurer Leonard Zammett, Secretary Jennifer Moonsammy, and Vice Treasurer Sharla Hernandez. The other members are Ahrens Landry, Wendell Rohlehr, Theresa Torres and Yolanda Moffett.last_img read more

Groves weighs in ahead of O2 Arena clash

first_imgGeorge Groves weighed in at 11st 13½lbs for Saturday’s clash with Noe Gonzalez of Uruguay at the O2 Arena.Hammersmith’s unbeaten super-middleweight will feature as the chief support to the eagerly awaited world title showdown between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler.A victory would keep Groves, who has sparred with Kessler in recent weeks, on course for a world title shot later this year.The 34-year-old Gonzalez, who came in a pound under the 12-stone limit, has a record of 30 wins from 32 contests.Commonwealth champion Groves, 25, will be fighting for the vacant WBA intercontinental title.See also:Groves eyes title clash against StieglitzBooth: Groves will relish his Arena return YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Zuma: SA crazy about football

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma celebrates the50-day countdown with a rendition ofthe Diski Dance.(Image: The Presidency) MEDIA CONTACTS • Delia FischerFifa media officer+27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 201 0470RELATED ARTICLES• SA pride in World Cup at 90%• World Cup 2010? Yes, we can• Goodwill Balls get 2010 rolling• World Cup fever hits the roadSource: The PresidencyPresident Jacob Zuma was in Kimberley on 21 April to mark the start of the 50 days’ countdown to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Wearing a yellow Bafana Bafana shirt, the president addressed a capacity crowd, encouraging the nation to get behind the home team, and praising the enthusiasm of South Africans in the run-up to the long-awaited football tournament.His speech follows below:Premier of the Northern Cape, Ms Hazel Jenkins;MECs;Safa president Mr Kirsten Nematandani;CEO of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee, Danny Jordaan;Representatives from the 2010 Fifa World Cup sponsors, affiliates and partners;Fellow South Africans,It feels almost like a dream to say that today marks exactly 50 days to go before the kick-off of the spectacular 2010 Fifa World Cup tournament in this country.That is the moment which we are all waiting for, our maiden showcase for the African continent with the tournament of this magnitude. We have spoken about the year 2010 for so many years in this country that it became synonymous with football and celebrations. But somehow it just seemed to be taking too long to come, until now!The celebration of 50 days before kick off today is a culmination of the efforts of more than a decade of hard work and dedication. We thank the organisers and all stakeholders for their tenacity and distinct character in bringing this tournament here and preparing so meticulously for it.We also thank the people of South Africa for all the initiatives which they are mounting even today, towards the success of this tournament and beyond.Included among these tourism ambassador programme, of about 15 000 volunteers who will be placed across the host cities during the tournament, as well as a wide range of efforts from various sectors.South Africans embraced the World Cup tournament many years ago. They literally cried when we failed to win the rights to host the tournament first time round, and have been on a roll ever since, preparing for this excitement of a lifetime.Esteemed guests,What is happening in the country at the moment is quite a marvel to watch. The nation is seized with exhilaration and great anticipation. The flags and the colours of the country are in display all over, in the cars, in our houses, and in the attire. Football Fridays have been so popularised that most wish they were a daily indulgence.Taxi ranks, cafes, streets and literally every corner of the country becomes bright yellow on Fridays, a nation crazy about football and determined to make this tournament succeed beyond expectations. It is heartening to see how the entire nation is united in support of our national team. This harmony should define us and resonate in a wide range of spheres even outside sports.Nowhere else has this exhilaration been so expressly demonstrated and overwhelming than last week at the ticket sales outlets countrywide, where people spent a night queuing for tickets.On this note, we pay tribute to our compatriot who unfortunately lost his life while still on queue to buy a ticket. We extend our condolences to the family and relatives; we are truly saddened by this tragic incident. His patriotism and love for his country must be repaid by the support that South Africans will give to this tournament to the end.We are also enthused by the contribution of the private sector in this tournament, particularly with their motley array of Proudly South African products, including in arts and culture activities, as well as crafts. They have also contributed in ways that might be too numerous to mention, but all of those have played a crucial role towards the success that we are celebrating today as a nation.With an estimated turnout of thousands of members of media, this country is sure to receive the publicity that it has never received before. The story of this country is going to be narrated and retold in many languages to all parts of this world.Ladies and gentlemen,We are here today in Kimberley as part of team South Africa to mobilise our people behind this tournament and to communicate our readiness to host the event. Kimberley occupies a special place in the history and heritage of this country.This is the place where the world descended in the 19th century on what was popularly known as the big diamond rush. It is the place which heralded massive change in the economic landscape of our country and it has all kinds of relics to bear witness to this. This is why it is a famous tourist site and we believe that the Uruguay side was under no illusions when they chose this place as their base camp.It was at this stadium, in January 2009, where government, the Organising Committee in partnership with the South African Football Association and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) launched the 2010 Mass Mobilisation Roadshow which focused on youth development in sports and to create awareness on this tournament. I am hopeful that one day this city and province will have a football team in the Premier division.On this note, I therefore wish to commend the non-host cities for all the efforts that they have contributed towards the tournament. Most of them have provided base camps for the teams, preparing both accommodation and training facilities.In these seemingly limited ways, they will be able to showcase our ability even outside the scope of host cities. Each and every town in this country bears ineffaceable imprints of the history of this country, and has its own variety to offer. So it does not begin and end in host cities.We must remember that there is easy communication across the country. People will be visiting places far away from the host cities in between the games. Therefore I also thank the people of Kimberley and the Northern Cape in general for supporting this tournament.Programme director,This country has made all the preparations for the tournament and it is ready for it. Our host stadiums have been completed and match-tested. Any work that is still being done is just finishing touches on the precincts. We have made massive infrastructure upgrades and as it was indicated at the beginning of this year in Parliament, these projects will also continue beyond 2010.Our airports are ready; just yesterday we were opening the expanded OR Tambo International Airport and other airfields in various towns have been upgraded.Our much touted Gautrain will be able to ferry the people with ease from Sandton to the OR Airport. Plans have also been made to take care of any eventuality arising from power supply. Backup generators have been arranged. We will also be treating the world to first class fibre broadcast information technology, thanks to Telkom and Sentech.Security has also been adequately addressed. Provinces have developed detailed security plans, which have been synchronised to the national plan.Additional funds of more than a billion rand have been allocated for safety and security matters. These include additional service personnel, helicopters and all the required resources. Our security departments are co-operating with international law enforcement agencies to eliminate all threats to the event. So there is nothing that has been left to chance and no alarms should be raised about this.Another additional issue is that there are plans to establish special courts for this tournament so as to deal with the offences promptly. Emergency measures and disaster management plans have been completed in the host cities. Sufficient funds have been allocated for this purpose.Environmental plans to relieve stress on our natural resources are also in place, and a host of beautification, green goal and waste management projects are in place.We will also ensure smooth entry and departure from various ports of entry and measures to that effect will be announced. The opening and closing ceremonies have been planned and rehearsals are underway.Esteemed guests,Considerable spin-offs have been reaped from the preparations towards the tournament. About 66 813 direct jobs were created but the number is significantly higher when we consider indirect labour impact.Close to R9-billion (US$1.2-billion) has been accrued to households, including those in the low income bracket. This tournament will contribute R4.9-billion ($616-million) to real GDP this year 2010, with the impact on the wide range of industries.It is in industries such as tourism where consumption is expected to be at its pinnacle. The Department of Trade and Industry is assisting small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME) sector to exploit event related business opportunities, such as crafts, hospitality, food, beverages and many others.The capital investment has also been so massive and will also be the lasting legacy which will improve our competitive edge in other tournaments. With the 846 billion rand infrastructure programme rolling out, the government is set to continue with this expansion even way beyond 2010.Therefore there is no gainsaying the fact that this tournament has made a massive impact in our economy already, and that its legacy will be equally impregnable.Now is the time for all of us to own this event, to make it our responsibility, as individuals and as a collective, to create necessary conditions for the success of this event.This is the single greatest opportunity we have ever had to showcase our diversity and potential to the world. We must rise and tell the story of a continent which is alive with possibilities and resilient people who embrace people from other nations and cultures.As we mark 50 days to the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, even if we may still have one or two things outstanding here and there, the bottom line is that it is here, and we can feel it.Let us celebrate this moment, and be good hosts.I know that we have what it takes to do so!I thank you.Delia FischerMedia Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 11 567 2524+27 83 201 [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Read more: /index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1692:tickets-160410&catid=46:2010news&Itemid=118#ixzz0lvIufe7Alast_img read more

Architects Talking About Air Barriers

first_imgWith cocktails in their hands, architects Chris Briley and Phil Kaplan discuss green building and design issues in a casual, pithy formatJoin the guys for a drink as Chris and Phil look at air barriers — one of “The Big Three” topics (along with insulation and windows) of green construction.Sit back, relax, and be “edutained” — while you work, drive, exercise or do whatever you do while you podcatch. This week, Chris and Phil discuss:Two ways to install an air barrier: on the outside, using the Huber Zip system; or on the inside, using the Airtight Drywall Approach.Why you might want to use both systems to build a house with both an interior and an exterior air barrier.How to “plan for failure” by providing a way for damp walls to dry out.How to install exterior foam insulation according to an Alaskan system called REMOTE (the Residential Exterior Membrane Outside Insulation Technique).To design your wall assembly, you not only need to “be the water drop” — you also need to “be the water vapor.”Why you should test your home for airtightness with a blower door.How to convert cfm50 to ach50 — and why.Why you should aim for no more than 1 ach50.Why these Maine architects prefer an HRV to an exhaust-only ventilation system. ½ oz. Amaretto½ oz. Cognac½ oz. Kahlua1 tbsp. heavy creamCinnamonCombine liquors ina cocktail glass. Float cream on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chris Briley is the principal architect at the Green Design Studio in Yarmouth, Maine, where he practices “architecture for life.” He is a LEED accredited professional and specializes in energy efficient, environmentally friendly design, focusing mostly on residential architecture. His accomplishments include the first LEED Gold certified home in New England, helping to found the Maine Chapter of the USGBC, and most recently, receiving a LEED Platinum rating for a spec home in Portland.Phil Kaplan is an award-winning and oft-published architect whose Portland, Maine, firm, Kaplan Thompson Architects — with the motto “Beautiful, Sustainable, Attainable” — is committed to designing only vibrant, healthy, and low-energy buildings. He also serves as Professor at UMA’s School of Architecture. His firm’s recent accomplishments include the LEED for Homes Innovative Project Award for 2009 as well as three LEED Platinum homes.About the “Green Architects’ Lounge” seriesImagine going to a green building forum, putting on your name tag, sitting in a large class room, getting your fair dose of PowerPoint, and taking notes. This Podcast is nothing like that. This is like going to a cocktail lounge afterward with a couple of green architects who then talk about the forum you all just attended.Join Chris Briley and Phil Kaplan as they discuss green building topics while sharing cocktail recipes, music preferences, and their professional experiences. This podcast is for those seeking “edutainment” while they work, exercise, travel, or sketch the beginnings of their next great project.EDITOR’S NOTE:Because Green Building Advisor doesn’t like to publish information that we haven’t tested, my wife and I decided to field test Chris and Phil’s concoction. I was surprised at how easy it was to float the heavy cream over the liquor, and how much it did in fact look like a stout beer. My wife thinks the Simple Charm “is warm and dreamy. I could sip this all night.”—RWcenter_img Cocktail of the Week:Simple Charmlast_img read more

File Sharers, Get Ready For Copyright Violation Warnings

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#copyright#web john paul titlow Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… After a series of delays, the Center for Copyright Information’s “six strikes” anti-piracy scheme has a launch date. Starting on November 28, AT&T, Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon will start sending out warnings to users who download copyrighted material without authorization. But don’t quit those Torrent networks just yet.The CCI is a partnership between the Recording Industry Association of America, Motion Picture Association of America, and the major Internet service providers in the U.S. Under the group’s Copyright Alert System, Internet users who download unauthorized material will receive a series of messages explaining that it’s illegal to do so and encouraging them to stop. Initial concerns that the system could lead to users being cut off from the Internet appear to be unfounded. It’s really about educating (okay, scaring) people rather than punishing them. “Alerts will be non-punitive and progressive in nature,” reads the CCI’s website. “Successive alerts will reinforce the seriousness of the copyright infringement and inform the recipient how to address the activity that is precipitating the alerts.”After six warnings, the provider may mete out penalties, although it’s not entirely clear what those would be. Slowing down, or throttling, customers’ Internet connections is apparently on the table, but users won’t be kicked offline permanently, according to the CCI. The most egregious offenders would be deemed “unreachable” by the program and subsequently ignored, according to TorrentFreak.  From the look of it, the system is largely toothless. While it might not stop hardcore copyright violators, though, receiving a scary-sounding warning from a service provider might be enough to stop casual downloaders in their tracks. If all goes according to the CCI’s plan, that may lead to a substantial decrease in copyright infringement overall.The system will arrive at a pivotal moment in what are often referred to as the Copyright Wars. Earlier this year, big content’s fight against piracy began to resemble literal warfare when New Zealand police raided the mansion of  Kim Dotcom. The Megaupload founder will stand trial for copyright infringement and related charges next year, but isn’t wasting anytime trying to get his latest venture – a music service called Megabox – off the ground. Dotcom’s arrest came within days of another watershed moment in the Copyright Wars. After overwhelming opposition from tech companies and the public, the controversial anti-piracy legislation known as SOPA and PIPA were effectively killed after losing support in the U.S. Congress. The Copyright Alert System is the latest weapon in the content industry’s war on piracy, having failed on the legislative front and gotten nowhere by suing consumers directly. With the CAS, they’re taking a decidedly less draconian approach, hoping to scare enough people away from illegal downloading to make a difference. Whatever the results are, they will no doubt help inform the next phase of this battle, which is inevitably on the horizon.   8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

DMs honoured for pioneering work

first_imgVillagers from Chaparai in Andhra Pradesh’s Left Wing Extremism-affected East Godavari district had to walk for kilometres to get any help due to lack of telecom connectivity, but all that changed with District Magistrate Kartikeya Mishra’s out-of-the-box idea following diarrhoea deaths there in 2017. Mr. Mishra used Google X’s FSOC technology to take telecom connectivity to the remote village and bring about a “mini telecom revolution” there. 16 categoriesFor innovative thinking and setting an example of good governance, Mr. Mishra along with 14 other District Magistrates were honoured with The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards on Wednesday. Awards were given out in 16 categories ranging from Agriculture to Education and Technology to Women Development. Mr. Mishra won the award in two categories. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Jitendra Singh gave out the awards to the IAS officers.last_img read more

Trail Blazers swing NBA deal with Cavs for guard Rodney Hood

first_imgFILE – Rodney Hood #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the fans celebrate after Hood hit a buzzer beater at the end of the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena on December 5, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPAdding talent ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline to boost their playoff push, the Portland Trail Blazers obtained guard Rodney Hood on Monday in a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Portland sent the Cavaliers guards Wade Baldwin and Nik Stauskas plus two 2021 and 2023 second-round NBA Draft picks in exchange for Hood, a 26-year-old American who is averaging 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 45 games this season for the Cavs.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m ready for what’s next! Portland I’m on the way!” Hood tweeted.The Trail Blazers, 32-20, are fourth in the Western Conference, one game behind Oklahoma City and five adrift of co-leaders Denver and Golden State.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Rodney is an accomplished NBA player that brings versatility, shotmaking and depth to our perimeter and will fit seamlessly into our culture and style of play,” said Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.Hood spent his first 3 1/2 NBA seasons with the Utah Jazz before being traded to Cleveland last February. The Cavaliers, third-worst in the league at 11-42, are in a rebuilding campaign after losing LeBron James to free agency and the Los Angeles Lakers last July.Canada’s Stauskas, 25, averaged 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists with the Trail Blazers this season. He made his NBA debut for Sacramento in 2014 and played just over two seasons for Philadelphia before being finishing last season with Brooklyn and signing with Portland in the off-season.Baldwin averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in a reserve role for Portland.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ceres resumes champs league bid vs Yangon US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

Ateneo celebrates latest UAAP feat with another bonfire

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