MP leads the way with sensational round at Barnhill

first_imgM.P. LEADS THE WAY!With the late summer-like weather lasting well into the week, it was cat 3 member M.P.O’Donnell [16] who took full advantage of the benign conditions and, although recording a double bogey at Hall Door [1st], Michael took the turn with 20pts only for another double bogey at 10th [Cornagill] and a ‘blank’ at Stackyard [14th]  to halt progress but 19pts on inward nine was enough to relegate Sam Hegarty [18] to runner-up on 37pts.Saturday 22nd was day one of the annual Audi Open Weekend of Golf and driving into the record books was club ‘seniors’ team captain Kevin Kiely [8] who, with birdies at 1st, 3rd and 5th holes, returned a level par 22pts on outward nine and, with a nett level par four over on back nine, scored his way onto the team panel for Sunday’s final with a winning total of 40pts. In runner-up spot was single figure handicapper Simon Stephens [3] whose magnificent level par round card read like a European Tour player’s with successive birdies at 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th holes for a two [2] under outward nine, double bogeys at 13th and 17th and yet another birdie at Stockade [18th]  for a two over back nine and 39pts. A close third placing went to Kevin Rafferty [7] whose birdies at Glebe [2nd] and The Isle [7th] gave him 21pts on front nine but no doubt hisdouble bogey at 10th robbed him of top spot. Another great scorehelped John Doran to the gross prize, with birdies at 5th, 11th and 18th but unfortunate double bogeys at 7th and 16th kept him out of top spot also.The second day of the Audi Open, Sunday 23rd, had ‘Boss’ watch collector and cat 4 member Paddy O’ Gorman [22] taking top spot with 39pts. Despite three ‘blanks’  and a double bogey on the card, Paddy took control on back nine to record 24pts and outpoint runner-up EndaMannion [13] by one. Enda’s ‘blank’ at Inishowen, par three 5th, was quickly erased by his birdie at 7th for a 20pt front nine and, once again, if not for a double bogey at 18th, Enda would have taken the winner’s title. In third place with 37pts was Kevin Roche [19] and gross was won by Kieran Sweeney [6] with 30pts gross.Congratulations to club member Kevin Kiely who completed a unique ‘double’ over the weekend by also winning the 10k road race on Sunday and of course will be hoping for atreble by leading his club seniors team to win the Donegal Seniors Challenge Pennant for the second year in succession on Sunday, 30th.Anne Condon, organizer of the social club’s Night at the Races, is looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday 28th. There are still horses available for members and friends attending on the night and, if anyone is interested, horses to sponsor for some of the races. Racesponsorship is €100, horses are €10 each.Browns on the Green will be providing snacks on the night.Thank you in anticipation! MP leads the way with sensational round at Barnhill was last modified: October 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BarhillgolfSportlast_img read more

Rescuing Dinosaur Soft Tissue from the Ravages of Time

first_imgThe reaction of scientists to irrefutable evidence for soft tissue in dinosaur bone sounds all too human: ignore, rant, rationalize; repeat.Blogger Jon Tennant, a grad student at Imperial College London studying vertebrate macroevolution, believes in ghosts.  His recent post, “How do the chemical ghosts of dinosaurs help their preservation?”, abridged on The Conversation, tries to keep soft tissue old in dinosaur bones by building on Mary Schweitzer’s recent work suggesting that iron atoms from heme molecules hold onto the delicate remains, keeping them intact for millions of years.  Does it work?  He knows it’s a stretch:Life as we know it is carbon-based, that is, organic. These organic molecules containing mostly carbon and hydrogen are delicate to the ravages of time, relatively speaking. They aren’t usually preserved in fossils that paleontologists unearth to tell the story of our planet’s past. For them, it is vital information lost forever.It should be lost forever, that is, if the bones are tens of millions of years old.  But it’s not.  That’s the problem.  Schweitzer’s work turned up “structures resembling blood vessels and even the residue of proteins.”  What is his answer?  A fairy tale:… Schweitzer shows that, during the process preservation, the conditions can often be “just right” to save tissues – the ‘Goldilocks effect’. This process that she calls “tissue fixation” may help paleontologists look at molecular remains that may hold important clues about these beasts. Borrowing a host of analytical tools from Earth and environmental sciences, Schweitzer shows it may be possible to observe the “chemical ghosts” remaining in fossils, and how these have helped to exquisitely preserve molecular structures.One should not confuse cute phrases, like those in quote marks above, with explanation.  (Q. “How did soft tissues survive for 70 million years?”  A. “Tissue fixation.”)  It’s also suspect in science to invoke special conditions, like a “Goldlilocks effect.”  For the explanation, Tennant offers nothing new; he just borrows Schweitzer’s hypothesis that iron preserved the blood and osteocytes preferentially.  He knows this is also a stretch:Only a decade ago, this hypothesis would have been laughed at by fellow scientists. While many still remain unconvinced, there is growing evidence that molecular tissues may actually have been preserved. Now the question is: how much have palaeontologists missed by not considering these potentially high levels of preservation in dinosaurs? And how much is there that is still left to be found at such levels of detail?In his lengthier blog entry, Tennant reveals the reaction of fellow scientists to the news about dinosaur soft tissue.  It sounds all too human:Naturally, her research has been met with a whole wad of stiff resistance from the scientific community, seemingly for no other reason than “We don’t like the sound of that..”. Scientific rigour ftw!(We refuse to translate the acronym, but it means the scientific community was very bothered by the news.)   He adds to the laughter claim: it’s “something that 10 years ago would have been laughed out of the room, and still is by many.”  For himself, though, he finds the evidence compelling that it really is original soft tissue.  To rule out other explanations, he points to (1) the reaction of the tissue to antibodies, (2) the peptide sequence data, and (3) the discovery of intact histone proteins.Tennant’s blog entry says that Phil Manning coined the term “chemical ghosts,” but the phrase seems misleading.  They are not phantoms, but real original remains, including osteocytes with their delicate dendrites intact.  Tennant includes some electron micrographs of T. rex vessels infiltrated with iron, compared with tissues from a hadrosaur fossil and from a recently-dead ostrich.  Since they all show infiltration of iron, it’s iron to the rescue!  Soft tissue can be preserved for 70 million years!  (See 11/26/13 about Schweitzer’s hypothesis.)  Now, armed with a catch-all “explanation” for delicate remains, he can breathe a sigh of relief, and get excited again with his evolutionary scientism:For me, this is one of the greatest steps in recent palaeontology – no longer do we just have bones, but we have other soft tissues like feathers, skin, and internal structures, adding a whole new bio-chemical dimension to how we perceive fossils. Of course, this opens up a whole new wealth of knowledge to be uncovered about extinct animals, their physiologies, and their evolutionary roles.So why aren’t paleontologists all over the world rushing to uncover all this evidence they had not considered before?  He doesn’t say.  Nine years after Schweitzer’s first bombshell announcement (3/24/05, 1/30/11), maybe they still don’t like the sound of it.Other Dinosaur NewsSpeaking of T. rex, Europe got its version of a tyrannosaur, which National Geographic calls “Big Bruiser.”  A “pint-size” tyrannosaur was found in Alaska, Nature News reported.  Finally, in a bizarre mix of cosmology and paleontology, both Nature and New Scientist proposed a hypothesis that dark matter killed the dinosaurs.  The idea is that the solar system passes through the disk of the Milky Way periodically, where dark matter is expected to be more dense.  The extra matter might trigger barrages of comets.  This hypothesis was not treated with unmixed support:The arbitrary selection of craters and the fact that some estimates of their ages bear large error bars, adds to the uncertainty, says Adrian Melott, an astrophysicist at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. “Dissipative dark matter is a possible explanation, but it’s not clear that it’s explaining anything real,” he says.Despite its speculative basis, Randall says that the exercise is valuable. “This is trying to turn this somewhat crazy idea into science, by saying we will make predictions based on it,” she says. “We’re not saying we think it’s 100% going to be true.“Send in your crazy idea to Nature and make a prediction.  Who knows; maybe they will publish it.Well, you have just observed something about “the scientific community.”  They are willing to blast the world to hang on to their evolutionary notions.  They will ignore evidence that stares them in the face.  They don’t like the sound of anything that threatens their naturalistic religion with its obligatory moyboys.  They believe in ghosts and children’s fairy tales (whatever happened to uniformity of nature, if Goldilocks is their savior?).  They invent phrases that masquerade as explanations, that accomplish nothing more than hiding their biases.  Give them contradictory evidence, and they will laugh you out of the room.  When they can’t do that any longer, they will grasp at any straw and turn it into a pillar, then stand on it and proclaim how wonderful scientism is.This is known as “suppressing the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18). 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State Visit: A Time to Reflect

first_imgNow the long awaited State visit to the UK by President Zuma has taken place, John Battersby reflects on the historic occasion. Visit Reconnect Africa to read more.Gallery: Zuma’s UK state visitlast_img

1Goal: education ‘the greatest legacy’

first_img12 July 2010Addressing heads of state during the “1Goal: Education for All” summit in Pretoria on Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said there was no greater legacy that hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ could leave than that of education.“The most important investment in the future of any nation is in education. No legacy can be higher than that,” he said.The President told the summit that there were approximately 72-million children across the world who were not in school, with half of them in Africa.Ensuring education funding1Goal aims to help the millions who do not have access to education by ensuring that governments keep their promises related to education and provide the money needed to get every boy and girl to school by 2015, or by the next World Cup in Brazil in 2014.Zuma urged the world leaders to renew their commitment to advancing the millennium Development Goals relating to education, which included giving every citizen in every society the benefit of an education.World governments needed to redouble their efforts to ensure that the suffering of those most affected was not prolonged, he added.Zuma called on African countries to focus on the basics, such as ensuring school fees and uniforms did not become a barrier to education.“We have to fund feeding schemes to ensure that children are healthy and physically ready to study. We have to strengthen ties with community and non-governmental organisations, the religious sector and others to help us reach children in remote areas who are not attending school,” he said.More teachers needed to be employed and trained, to improve the quality of learning and teaching, and more investments had to be made in programmes that kept children from dropping out of school, Zuma said.Scoring ‘a bigger goal’Other speakers at the summit also emphasised the need for the World Cup to leave behind a legacy that would impact on future generations.Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokena told the heads of state that they had the opportunity to create the greatest legacy in one of the world’s biggest sporting event in history by giving children worldwide access to education.“We have just seen the world’s greatest game celebrate its greatest tournament but now we have the chance to score a bigger goal,” he said.Mokena said the world had failed to deliver on its promise to ensure that every child in the world had an education, and called on world governments to act quickly and decisively in providing children everywhere access to education.The campaign would translate into giving hope to children and youngsters across the world and hope was what the youth of the world needed, he added.Giving children opportunities1Goal ambassador, 12-year-old Nthabiseng Tshabalala, asked the leaders to give the children of the world the same opportunities they had when they were younger.“There are millions of children in Africa and around the world who can’t go to school. I think that our government and other governments should do everything they can to make sure that all children are allowed to get the education they need for their futures.“As leaders, you had your opportunity to go to school. Please sure make that 72 million children get theirs,” she said.Fifa president Sepp Blatter said some of the biggest names in world football including Pele, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo, as well as teams such as Manchester United and Barcelona had added support to the 1Goal campaign.The African Union and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation also gave the campaign its support at the summit.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

The impact of the Oscar Pistorius trial on Brand South Africa and its global reputation

first_imgBy Miller MatolaThe high profile murder trial of South Africa’s blade runner, Oscar Pistorius, is shining a global spotlight not only on the athlete himself and his personal reputation, but also on our country, its constitutional state and legal system, and ultimately puts South Africa’s brand reputation on centre stage.The formal commencement of the trial over the past week has generated unprecedented media attention and comparisons have already been made with the similarly high profile and globally televised trial of American football star O J Simpson in recent years.In the case of the Oscar Pistorius trial, thousands of articles have already appeared in the world’s press, hours of television and radio coverage have been flighted with many more scheduled, and non-stop commentary and analysis emanates from the large numbers of international and local journalists and photographers now decamped in Pretoria outside the court buildings.The unprecedented decision taken by Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo, to rule that all trial audio, and selected video, could be broadcast on radio, television and online, was groundbreaking, bringing South Africa into line with other democracies around the world.  It also showed the world that South Africa is looking to actively fulfill its commitment to achieving greater transparency with its citizens in relation to the legal system, as embedded in the country’s Constitution.As South Africa prepares to commemorate 20 years of democratic freedom, this high profile trial serves to remind both South Africans and the world that South Africa’s Constitution may still be fledgling, but it has undoubtedly put in place a substantial framework for the building of a society that is built on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights – the right to a fair trial being one of those rights.  Our strong and stable legal system is a fundamental building block of our constitutional democracy, as is the independence of our courts and our judiciary.In an age when social media is a powerful force in making information and opinions available to a global audience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, events such as the Oscar Pistorius trial make global headlines and feed the voracious appetite of the public for news in real-time as it happens.If one looks at the immediacy of international journalists who are able to tweet their reports and insights ahead of scheduled radio and television news coverage, it means that global audiences are receiving a vast amount of information around the trial process as it unfolds.They are also being bombarded with televised and photographic images both negative and positive of South Africa and its society, not simply its judicial system at work, and such an assault of the senses undoubtedly assists in shaping opinions about the country in the eyes of the world, whether accurate or not.However, if there is a positive to be taken from this unprecedented level of media attention on South Africa, it is that there is a respect for the right of the country’s citizens to expect an open and transparent system of justice.  In the 20 years since South Africa achieved democratic freedom, the principle of the right to justice is one that is upheld for the world to see in action.  It is perhaps a testimony to the country’s progress made during the past two decades that it can welcome the global media to see a world-class constitution and legal system in action, despite the challenges of the past and the long road to freedom well traveled.  The world’s media has a similar responsibility in high profile trials such as this one to report in a responsible yet engaging manner, and one that is capable of educating the public, not simply providing news and entertainment for the global masses.Ultimately, as the world watches as the Oscar Pistorius trial starts to unfold, public opinions will inevitably be formed, not just around the lives of those directly involved, but also on South Africa where this drama is playing out in the public spotlight.Perhaps as we look to commemorate the country’s two decades of democratic freedom, we can take comfort in the robustness and solidity of our legal system and our Constitution which is the cornerstone of that democracy. It provides the reassurance that South Africa protects the human rights of every citizen, including the right to a fair trial, without fear, favour or prejudice.  This trial also provides an opportunity to encourage the country’s own population to gain a better understanding of how the country’s legal system works and how it safeguards the legal and human rights of both the person on trial and the victim.  It hopefully also sends a message to the world that, despite the huge volume of media headlines around the trial, strong legal ethics define the process, with lawyers on both sides of the argument bound by the same ethical standards. The global respect for the country’s system of justice and its robust implementation is one that can serve to position Brand South Africa positively in the eyes of the world as it watches to see the outcome of this case.last_img read more

Pro-ethanol progress in White house meeting, but questions remain

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ethanol supporters were pleased with the long-awaited progress made on a couple of significant obstacles in a White House meeting last month focused on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the system of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs).“President Trump…reaffirmed his commitment to our nation’s farmers by approving year-round sales of E15 without a RIN cap. This is a positive step because we know a RIN price cap would have been damaging to farmers,” said Kevin Skunes, president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). “We appreciate the agreement on eliminating the outdated regulation on higher blends such as E15, a barrier that has long needed removal, and thank Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley for their tireless efforts on behalf of agriculture.”But as a possible concession for fuel refiners who continue to oppose the system of RINs that are part of the RFS, small refiners could gain biofuel credits through ethanol exports.“We have numerous questions, however, about a potential plan now being developed by USDA Secretary Perdue and EPA Administrator Pruitt to address small refiner waivers by potentially offering biofuels credits on ethanol exports, an idea that would harm our ethanol export success,” Skunes said. “NCGA has opposed RIN credits on exports, an idea that EPA stated last fall that it would not pursue. Offering RIN credits, which are supposed to be derived from a domestic renewable fuel use, for ethanol exports would threaten trade markets and impact corn farmers’ economic livelihoods. Pursuing a path that includes RIN credits on export gallons would violate the letter and spirit of the RFS, serving the interests of oil refiners who have already benefitted from Administrator Pruitt’s unprecedented RFS volume waivers at the further expense of America’s farmers.”The idea of attaching RINS to exports was proposed by the oil industry in 2017 but ethanol supporters have opposed it. U.S. ethanol is already some of the lowest cost in the world and attaching RINs to exports could distort trade in the eyes of importers and the World Trade Organizations.“Attaching a RIN to ethanol exports would have a crippling impact on American agriculture, significantly reducing demand for ethanol and corn,” said Emily Skor, Growth Energy CEO in a statement. “It would also have major trade implications, as export RINs would be considered a subsidy by our global trading partners, who will likely challenge this as unnecessary advantage to U.S. ethanol.”last_img read more

Which Version of You Shows Up?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There are different versions of you that you bring to various endeavors and interactions. Some of those versions are more compelling, more interesting, more entertaining, and more persuasive than other versions. Because this is true, you need to be intentional about who you allow to show up.Your EnergyThe best version of yourself has energy. Other people can feel when that person shows up. The energy is high, and it is palpable. That energy has the power to move people, and it is infectious.But you have a low-key, low-energy version of yourself, too. No one takes notice when you allow this person shows up. No one can feel you when you have no charge. You move no one. (And as much as you might want to believe that being an introvert means you can’t have this energy, you can’t escape the fact that an introvert with a great big smile has a better energy).You PassionThe better you shows up with a passion. That version cares deeply about the outcome of what it is you are engaged in. The fact that you are passionate is enough to change how people feel about you, as well as how they feel when they are around you.The dispassionate you is not the best version that you have to offer. There is nothing sexy about not caring. Worse still is the cynical version of yourself you sometimes allow to show up. This version doesn’t win friends or influence people.Your IntentionsThe best version of yourself is intentional. That version brings the passion, the energy, and the focus that allows you to produce the outcomes you intend to create. When the best you shows up, you achieve results even when you have no control over anything other than your state.The lesser version you sometimes allow to show up is reactive. When you are unintentional, you allow yourself to drift, often resulting in your ending up somewhere you didn’t want to be.Your PresenceIt is wrong to withhold the best version of yourself. You deprive others of experiencing the best you have to offer. You allow the fear of being judged to keep you from turning up your thermostat and bringing a full dose of your energy, your passion, the true authentic you.The version of you that entertains, that educates, that persuades, and that influences others has a presence. That presence is compelling. It’s attractive. It’s exciting. Don’t withhold that version of yourself.Make sure that the version of you that shows up is your very best version.last_img read more

How To Improve Your Results By Starting Strategic Sales Conversations

first_imgOver the past couple of weeks, I have had occasion to watch and listen to salespeople enter the conversation from the Left. They start a conversation with their prospective clients with a story about their company and how their product might help the client. I am always struck by the fact that salespeople still believe people want to buy a drill when the truth is that they want to buy what the drill produces. They want holes. If you want to improve your results, start strategic sales conversations.If you know people want holes, why wouldn’t you start the conversation there? If you happen to be tasked with winning new business away from your competitors, something we euphemistically call “a competitive displacement,” you know for certain that your prospective client already has a company who looks and sounds a lot like you. Because you decided to enter from the Left, you look and sound like a commodity, something that doesn’t help you compel change.Tired Approaches“But wait,” you say, “I just want to uncover their dissatisfaction so I can help them with a solution.” The approach we have used in B2B sales for the last thirty years is inadequate to today’s challenges, which is why our methods continue to evolve. How can you work in an industry for years—or decades—and not have any theory as to the common, systemic challenges your prospective clients struggle with every day? How is it possible to not know how to help your clients with better results as it pertains to strategic outcomes they want and need—and are likely struggling to obtain?I believe there is room for all approaches, and deciding on your strategy requires understanding the context that drives your choices. However, when the general setting is that your prospect doesn’t believe they need to change and that you are a commodity (or should be treated like one), there isn’t a good reason to play small.Enter from the RightStarting a conversation about the change necessary to obtain the strategic outcomes you sell is a better strategy. While it’s easy to lump your offering in with your competitors, it’s more difficult to minimize the value of the strategic outcomes you can help your dream client improve.Starting a conversation about something more important, more strategic, and more valuable makes you look and sound very different from your competition. It positions you as something more than a salesperson; it positions you as a business person and a potential partner with a more strategic—and valuable—view of your client’s business.This Morning’s ChallengeEarlier this morning, a reader accused me of Entering from the Left. The reader suggested that I am guilty of doing precisely the opposite of what I recommend. Fortunately, the reader was incorrect. Here is what it might look like if I entered from the Left:My name is Anthony Iannarino, and I am an internationally-recognized sales expert. I have written and published three best-selling books on sales. I have spoken to and advised some of the largest sales organizations on Earth. Over 100,000 people subscribe to my daily blog, and many of them read my Sunday newsletter. You should buy my books because they will help you sell better.You aren’t going to find me writing anything like this on this site or my Sunday newsletter. Instead, I wrote a post that describes the very problem many salespeople and sales organizations struggle with now, namely competitive displacements and being perceived—and treated like—a commodity. I provided an idea about how you start a conversation in a different place than your competitors to increase the likelihood your dream client will agree to meet with you.In writing this post, I have infected you with the idea that one can enter a sales conversation from the Right or the left, that one is markedly better than the other, and that there is a way to increase your effectiveness by entering from the Right. Rather than trying to rely on my bona fides to convince you, I provided you with an experience that tells you more about me and my ideas than sharing my resume with you.Every Interaction MattersEvery interaction with your dream client provides them with information about you. Entering from the Left often proves that you believe the value you create is found in your company, your products, and the proof that other companies work with you. You lose a lot of prospective clients in this conversation because it is clear to them that you don’t offer any value yourself when you are the value proposition.When you start a conversation about improving results in an area that rises to the level of being strategic for your client, the experience of that conversation provides a higher level of proof than leaning on external factors, like how big your company is, how long you’ve been in business, and a fancy list of logos your company serves.You will find the blueprint for this work in Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition.last_img read more

Himachal Pradesh poll: Congress eases ticket norm for VIP kin

first_imgThe Congress on Sunday cleared the nominations of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son from Shimla Rural and Minister Kaul Singh Thakur’s daughter from Mandi for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly poll, relaxing its “one family, one ticket” formula.Just a day before the filing of nomination for the November 9 election comes to an end, the party announced its final list of nine candidates.The party fielded Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress president and Mr. Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya Singh from the prestigious Shimla Rural constituency, earlier held by his father, and State Minister Kaul Singh Thakur’s daughter Champa Thakur from Mandi (Sadar).The Congress had initially dithered over fielding Mr. Vikramaditya Singh and Ms. Champa Thakur, but gave in to pressure at the last minute, party sources said.According to the sources, the Congress was taking seriously its “one family, one ticket” formula, whereby only one member of a family would be made party candidate.This was the reason for the delay in declaring the candidates for Shimla Rural and Mandi seats.Second listEarlier in the day, the party released its second list of seven candidates, withholding the names of its nominees for just two seats —— Shimla Rural and Mandi (Sadar).About an hour later, the party, however, cleared the nominations of Mr. Vikramaditya Singh and Ms. Champa Thakur.Arki for VirbhadraMr. Virbhadra Singh had earlier publicly declared that his son would contest from his seat. The Chief Minister has moved to the Arki Assembly seat in Solan district and the party has declared his candidature from there.Mr. Kaul Singh has been fielded from the Darang Assembly constituency.Ms. Champa Thakur’s seat was held by former Union Minister Sukh Ram’s son Anil Sharma. Mr. Anil Sharma has quit the party and is now the BJP candidate from the seat.Monday is the last day for filing of nominations for the election to the 68-member Assembly. The Congress had on October 18 announced its first list of 59 candidates.last_img read more

Video: Watch TCU RB Aaron Green Do LeBron James’ Powder Toss During A Snowstorm

first_imgAaron Green does LeBron-style powder toss with snow.It’s surprisingly snowing quite hard in Fort Worth, Texas, this afternoon. TCU running back Aaron Green is using the rare snowfall to channel one of his favorite athletes – LeBron James. Standing on the Horned Frogs’ campus, Green did the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star’s famed pre-game powder toss, using a snowball in place of the chalk. Check it out:  Well done, Aaron. TCU opens its season Sept. 3 against Minnesota in Minneapolis.last_img