It’s not quite in the same category as the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers 35-game winning streak from 1980, but for a team that was taking on more water than the Titanic during November, a five-game streak most definitely feels pretty darn good.The Nelson Leafs have a chance to add to the streak Friday when the squad travels to the Lilac City for a date against the Spokane Braves.Saturday, Nelson takes a ride over the Purcells to meet the Kimberley Dynamiters before taking a few days off with the Christmas Holiday break.“I thought even when we were losing this team wasn’t that far off,” said head coach and Director of Player Personnel, Mario DiBella on the eve of the two-game road swing.“I felt this team had the skill set to compete every night.”Nelson owns the Braves, leading the season series 4-1 and outscoring Spokane 20-11.Kimberley won the only meeting, 2-1 against Nelson.The unbeaten streak has allowed the Leafs to climb to within three points of second-place in the Murdoch Division.Even when the Leafs were losing, DiBella said the losses were all by a goal or two thanks to a Leaf shot hitting a defender’s leg while the opposition would score at the other end of the ice on a fluke bounce off the end boards.Now the bounces are going the way of the Green and White.However, DiBella looks to leadership displayed by some of the veterans as a key to the turnaround. “There’s a silent confidence in the dressing room led by a player like Dale Howell, who is absolutely everything to this team right now,” DiBella explains. “He’s not only played well but he’s a great leader in the room.”Howell leads the team in scoring with 17 goals and 14 assists, a point better than Leaf captain Sawyer Hunt.Gorn solidifies the netminding positionThe Leafs have gone through goalies faster than hockey sticks this season, but the coaching staff appears to have found its one-two punch in Billy Gorn and Devin Allen.Since arriving in the Heritage City, all Gorn has done is win — undefeated in three starts.Gorn’s 2.67 goals against average would be good enough for a top ten position in KIJHL leaders, but the Edmonton native needs to have played in at least five games.“Billy has provided us we the experience we were looking for at that position,” DiBella said. “He’s come up with timely saves when the game is either tied or we’re up by a goal that has kept us in the game.”Roster set at 23 playersThe swinging of the dressing room doors prior to the December 1 roster deadline has the Leafs with 23 players currently on the roster.DiBella said there are three players on the injury list with pesky forward Sam Weber slated to begin play by this weekend.Still injured are defencemen Brenna Grocock and Dash Thompson.Next NDCC date, New Year’s clash against NitehawksNelson returns from its almost two-week break Friday, November 30 when the Leafs travel to Grand Forks to meet the Border Bruins.Next home date is New Year’s Eve when the Leafs host Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The game kicks off a 10-game home stand for the Leafs, which doesn’t play an away game until February 10 in Invermere against the Rockies.
TIP-INSTimberwolves: The last time Minnesota won in Boston was March 6, 2005. Kevin Garnett was a starter in his first stint with the Wolves. Ricky Davis led the Celtics with 22 points. … Robert Covington (right knee injury), Derrick Rose (right ankle sprain) and Jeff Teague (left ankle inflammation) were sidelined by injuries.Celtics: Improved to 2-1 with Rozier starting. … Even without Irving, the Celtics set a season high with 34 assists … In addition to Irving, the Celtics were missing big man Aron Baynes, who missed his seventh straight game with a broken left hand. … The Celtics returned home after a 1-2 road trip to Texas and Memphis. They play four straight and 15 of 19 games at home in January and don’t leave the Eastern time zone until Feb. 21.THAT SMARTSSmart left in obvious pain after absorbing a pick from Towns early in the second half. He walked over by the Celtics bench with his right arm dangling at his side. After Stevens called a timeout, Smart was ushered by the training staff into the tunnel to the locker room.But Smart was back with about four minutes left in the quarter, getting a big cheer when he rejoined his teammates on the bench. He re-entered the game late in the third and finished with two points and eight assists.The Celtics said it was a right shoulder strain.Marcus Morris Sr. left the game in the third quarter with a sore neck and did not return.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Home against the Magic on Friday night. Joel Embiid shrugs off sore knee, drops 42 points in 76ers’ blowout of Suns LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk A 3-pointer from the right side. Another from the left. A basket from the lane and then a dunk, followed by three straight free throws. In all, he was 4 for 4 in the second quarter and 7 of 8 in the third.“He was disappointed in how he shot the ball, obviously, in San Antonio and got back in the gym this morning. And you could tell he was going to play pretty well,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after Hayward came off the bench to score a season-high 35 points and lead Boston to a 115-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I mean, 14 for 18 is an unbelievable night, and you’re not always going to shoot it like that,” Stevens said. “But you could tell he was pretty locked in.”Terry Rozier scored 11 of his 16 points in the first quarter while making his third start of the season because Kyrie Irving scratched both of his eyes in Monday’s game against San Antonio. Hayward took over from there in his highest scoring game with the Celtics. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, right, tries to drive past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, front, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Gordon Hayward was off target on all six of his shots in Boston’s previous game and then started with a pair of long misses on Wednesday night against Minnesota.Then it quickly turned around.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Celtics: Host the Mavericks on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Gordon’s a good player, and we gave him basically whatever he wanted,” said Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who saw Hayward score 30 a month ago when the teams met in Minneapolis. “When you do that in this league, they’re going to make you pay.”Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 of his 28 points — and grabbed five of his 12 rebounds — in the third quarter, when Minnesota trimmed a 22-point deficit to six points. It was an 11-point game with 4:53 left before the Celtics went on an 8-0 run to clinch their fifth straight win over the Wolves.HAYWARD’S HISTORYHayward missed all but five minutes of last season with a broken leg and has been coming off the bench the last six weeks as Stevens tries to figure out a rotation. On Monday night against the Spurs, Hayward had his only scoreless game of the season.After missing his first two shots on Wednesday, Hayward didn’t stop shooting.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “Didn’t start that great … but Marcus Smart got me open for a 3 that got me going a little bit,” he said. “Anytime you have a game like I did last game, you want to try to come out ultra-aggressive.”FIGHT CLUBTowns said the problem was the team’s failure to maintain a consistent focus, comparing the sport to boxing.“Boxing is such a great sport,” he said. “Those guys have to be focused every single second of every single round. We have to be focused; we have to think of ourselves like boxing. We have to make sure every single second we are tremendously focused.”EARLY LEADMinnesota scored nine of the last 11 points in the first quarter to trim Boston’s 11-point lead to 25-21, and then opened the second with a step-back jumper from Wiggins. It was a four-point game when Boston ran off 16 points in a row to take a 47-27 lead.Boston led by as many as 22 in the third quarter before Towns scored 15 points during a 23-11 Minnesota run that cut the deficit to 10. He added five more in the final 90 seconds of the third to make it a six-point game.QUICK BREAKThibodeau called a timeout just 64 seconds into the game to settle his team down after giving up two quick baskets.“The start of the game was poor,” he explained. “You start off a game like that, give them a little confidence, it’s hard to slow them down.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
“I was playing for KCB when we were relegated in 2015 and now I am thankful that I have helped the team gain promotion. It has been like a dream come true for me and I feel so proud of the players and the effort they gave,” the tactician told Capital Sport.The bankers have previously tried in vain in 2016 and 2017 to return to top flight but on both occasions, they failed to deliver, waning away on the final few weeks of the campaign.But this season, they prospered where they failed for the last two seasons, putting up a run of five wins on the trot to finally secure their place in top flight with a match to spare.“This season we did things differently. We took our last seven matches very seriously and we were not underrating any opponent. There was so much togetherness in the squad and cohesion was great. I think that is what made the difference for us,” the tactician noted.KCB FC players celebrate one of their two goals against FC Talanta during a National Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on October 7, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHis sentiments were shared by skipper Bethwel Warambo who was part of the squad when they were relegated from the top tier and he says it was a huge relief for him to skipper the side back to the top tier.“The management sat with me after we were relegated and they convinced me to remain with the team. The plan they had was great and I decided to remain. I am glad that decision proved to be the right one and I am so glad that we have finally made it into the league,” the defender noted.He added; “Our focus is to get into the league and compete. We cannot afford to be relegated again and that is our first priority. We have a good team and the management has been behind us and we want to reward them with good performances.”Ayany has meanwhile said he is not in a hurry to draft the team’s strategy for the new season despite a short turnaround with the new campaign kicking off on December 8.“As at now we just want to celebrate the achievement and we will plan about the new season when the time is right. It is a short period but for us, it will just be like a continuation of the current season,” said the tactician who took over mid-season after the exit of John Kamau.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KCB FC head coach Elvis Ayany is tossed up in the air by players and backroom staff after guiding the side back to the Kenyan Premier League. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – Elvis Ayany was a KCB FC player in 2015 when they got relegated from the Kenyan Premier League but three years down the line, he has helped the team get promotion back to the top tier, though this time as the head coach.The bankers assured themselves of a slot in next year’s top league after beating FC Talanta 2-0 on Sunday cementing their hold on second spot with an eight-point buffer between them and third placed Nairobi Stima.
Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly attracting attention from Arsenal and Manchester United – and it’s not hard to see why.The 23-year-old Lyon forward currently tops the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 25 goals, and opened his account for France earlier this month.See a selection of his best strikes in the video above.
Ahmed-Green ended her weekend by running the leadoff leg on the 4×400-meter relay that finished in second place with the seventh-fastest time in school history in 3:50.61. Ahmed-Green earned the honor after winning the 400 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational hosted by Nebraska Jan. 13-14. Her time of 56.50 was just shy of her indoor personal best in the event and held off five challengers from the University of Nebraska. She also finished third in the 200 meters in 25.14 to miss a personal best in that event by just one one-hundredth of a second to best six competitors from Nebraska and Oklahoma State in the event. She won her heat in both events Ahmed-Green returns to competition this Friday, Jan. 21, at the Tiger Invite, hosted by the University of Missouri. Print Friendly Version SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University junior Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Jan. 17.
A Donegal businessman has helped Google launch their Adopt A Startup 2017 programme.Ian Harkin of Arklu is the current Google Start-Up winner.Irish Startup companies can apply for a position on the tech giant’s Adopt a Startup Spring 2017 programme through their online application process. The process will close on December 1st and forms part of Google’s commitment to supporting the Startup community in Ireland.With 30 positions on the programme up for grabs the full list of companies selected will be revealed in early January 2017.Successful applicants will receive 12 weeks of hands-on mentoring and access to exclusive lectures and workshops. Interested Startups should submit their entry at: https://events.withgoogle.com/adoptastartup/apply/Head of Google Ireland’s Startup Engagement programme, Paddy Flynn said,“This is a hugely beneficial programme for Irish Startups. The types of Startups we are looking for, and who will benefit the most from participation, are those in business for more than one year, with a strategy in place for acquiring new customers and already generating revenue. They will be thinking globally and rapidly scaling their business, or planning to enter into new markets over the first six months in 2017. He added, “This is an intense programme so participants also need to be available to participate in a hands-on three month mentoring program and be willing to embrace change and take action on feedback given. Since we launched our Adopt a Startup programme 2014 we have worked with almost 100 high potential Irish Startups and many have gone on to raise significant capital funding and greatly increase their employee numbers.”Each company selected will get to work with a dedicated Google support team to develop and improve their overall business strategy with the programme culminating in a Dragons Den style competition final in Spring 2017.Now in its fourth year, the success of the programme has seen 2016 winners Arklu, Truckscience, and Beutifi.com go from strength to strength, growing their profiles and expanding their businesses online.Overall winner of the 2016 programme Ian Harkin, managing director of Donegal toy maker Arklu, said that since taking part his business has already exceeded targets compared to previous years of business:“We are well on track to double our turnover this year compared to last year and since winning the competition our sales have tripled compared to the same period last year. In addition, we have signed a worldwide book deal with Penguin publishers, one of our Lottie dolls returned from space having spent 264 days on the international space station, and we are close to signing off on a major new investment. By this time next year we also hope to have doubled our current workforce to employ 20 people in Donegal.” Ian added, “We were a little hesitant about entering the Adopt a Startup programme because we are a product based company. We thought this programme would only suit IT based businesses. But we quickly understood that Google is helping all types of businesses every day to be found online and to find new customers, in every part of the world, no matter how remote, so it was a golden opportunity for us to learn from the them.”Mayo’s Truckscience and Dublin’s Beutifi.com who placed second and third respectively in the 2016 programme also spoke of similar success since completing the programme.Sorcha O’Grady, Director of Sales & Marketing, Truckscience said, “The Google Adopt A Startup program has had a hugely positive impact on our business. It helped us to measure and improve all of the stages of our customer journey. In the six months since completing the program, we have acquired as many new customers for our Axle Weight Calculator as we did in the three years prior to participation and we now have customer in over 20 countries around the world.”Richie Spence, Founder of Beutifi.com said, “The programme provided us with the skills and tools to improve our user experience, understand our customers in much more detail and showed us how we could target and acquire them in a much more cost effective manner, so much so we have improved our booking conversion rates by almost 70%.” The Adopt a Startup Programme forms part of Google’s commitment to supporting the Startup community in Ireland through mentoring events such as Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur and hosting community events with partners like Startup Weekend and Enterprise Ireland. This commitment includes the expansion of the Google Tech Hub Network to Ireland by partnering with Dogpatch Labs a physical space for startups to work from and for community events. The Google Tech Hub partnership helps to open new doors to mentorship, investment and growth opportunities, and to help developers and entrepreneurs launch new ideas and turn them into thriving young companies. Irish Startups also avail of direct support from Google for Entrepreneurs programs in Dublin, London and the US.Donegal businessman helps launch Google’s ‘Adopt a Start-Up’ was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare 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)
Delegates attending the conference. The call for xenophobia to endhas spread across the continent. Professor Gqola giving her address.Khanyi Magubane The outbreak of xenophobic violence across the country has prompted academics in South Africa to bring their minds together to try and get to the bottom of the social ills at the root of the violence.On 28 May 2008, the University of Witwatersrand’s faculty of humanities hosted a colloquium entitled “Violence and Xenophobia in Johannesburg: Critical responses today”. The aim of the colloquium was to discuss the underlying causes, contexts and consequences of the attacks on foreigners in South Africa.Dean of the faculty, Professor Tawana Kupe, says it was critical to host the gathering in a bid to offer intellectual leadership on the matter. “The situation demands that we as academics use our scholarship and expertise to engage in the search for short- and long-term solutions to these issues.”“This forum provided an opportunity for scholars from Wits University to offer a range of critical perspectives on these events,” said Professor Shireen Hassim, the deputy dean of research at the faculty of humanities. “Our aim was to stimulate reflection, debate and activism in the academic community and amongst members of the broader public.”A media perspectiveJournalists who have been covering the violence also attended the discussion to give an eyewitness account of the uprisings. Alex Aliseev, a journalist from the Star newspaper, spoke of how he witnessed the helplessness and trauma experienced by foreigners as they were forced out of their homes. Many of the immigrants were then forced to find temporary shelter at police stations.A visibly distressed Aliseev recalled journalists having to put their personal feelings aside to write the story and take the photographs, which have moved not only the entire country, but the world too.Professor Anton Harber, of the university’s school of journalism and media studies, analysed media coverage of the violence. He noted that in some publications, like the Daily Sun, the term “aliens” was constantly used to refer to foreigners.Harber also noted that when the violence first erupted the paper failed to use the story as its front page lead until several days later when there had been deaths and high-profile figures had been to visit the hotspots.He said the story angles taken by the Daily Sun gave the impression that the violence had been a long time coming and that foreigners had been a nuisance among the poor as they were all battling for the same resources.In stark contrast, the Star had almost from the beginning of the violence given priority to the victims of the story, and less attention to the attackers. The term “mob” was also used frequently in their coverage of the story, referring to groups of South Africans who carried out the attacks on the foreigners.Harber noted that even though the almost philanthropic coverage of the violence by the Star might have made the public feel better about themselves, the public also had to reflect on which one was really giving the true picture of our society.The scholars’ point of viewSeveral academics then took to the floor to give different perspectives on the cause, effect and possible solutions to the violence.Devan Pillay, associate professor at the university’s department of sociology, came out strongly against what he termed the culture of entitlement that some South Africans tended to adhere to. He said this contributed to the sentiments that foreigners were “stealing our jobs and our women”.Pillay said that poverty does not cause uprisings, but deprivation does. In addition, what is happening in South Africa is not really unique – it happens in societies where expectations are not met. This then gives rise to misdirected frustrations and politicians seemingly indifferent to the plight of the poor.Stephen Gelb, visiting professor of economics at Wits, echoed Pillay’s sentiments and spoke of economic inequality and its social consequences. He raised the pertinent point that inequality and poverty cannot be treated with the same medicine. Quoting a few statistics, Gelb gave a startling picture of the disparity between the rich and the poor in South Africa.According to his figures, the top 10% of earners in the country account for 51% of the country’s entire income, while the bottom 10% account for only 0.2%. While poverty can be addressed by means of job creation and offering social grants to assist those living below the bread line, this does not address the frustrations of the poor who still remain at the bottom of the ladder.Gelb says inequality can be addressed by empowering people with education, skills, land and houses, as asset ownership gives people opportunities to live a better life.Other scholars gave a legal perspective, asking whether our constitution ever made allowance for such a social catastrophe, while others brought the “elite” to order saying that they cannot absolve themselves from the crisis as the unbalanced distribution of power also contributes to the frustration of the poor.Feminist writer Professor Pumla Gqola, from the school of literature and language studies, said that the current spate of attacks is a culmination of xenophobic violence that has been taking place on a smaller scale in the country, without much resolution.She cited last year’s attacks on Somali nationals in Cape Town which, despite good media coverage, did not prompt government to come out strongly and condemn the attacks. She further noted that the “incomprehensible shock” reaction of South Africans is typical of the way that society distances itself from the plight of the victims.Gqola also noted that the attacks seemed to be divided along racial lines as immigrants of other races were not subject to the same treatment as those living in townships. It seemed, Gqola said, that South Africa had found its “throwaway people” in foreigners.She described throwaway people as those who are easy to violate. The immigrants are easy victims as they fall outside the protection of South African law and could easily be victimised. This, she said, raised questions about whether the country was kinder to immigrants that are well off, in stark contrast to those who are living in poverty.Tightening border controlOne of the most critical issues to the current xenophobic violence is the relative ease with which foreigners are able to gain access to the country. To this end, professor of anthropology, David Coplan, painted a picture of the “South African identity for sale” in his discussion entitled “Crossing borders”.According to Coplan, a lack of tight control at our borders and corrupt home affairs officials makes it easy for immigrants to enter the country without the proper documentation or using fraudulent documents. This has led to South Africa using millions of rands each year to deport illegal immigrants, many of whom eventually return to the country.The solution, says Coplan, is for government to start applying vigilant measures at our borders. One of the ways in which this can happen is to use improved IT solutions on the officials’ computer system. Whenever a foreigner arrives at the border, upon his or her passport number being entered into the computer, a history page detailing the number of entries into the country should show up. If a person has been deported previously this should aslo appear on the system, as well as any criminal offences. If a person is coming into the country on a work/study permit this should also be reflected.Coplan says that currently the government does not have the proper management of border controls and once the infrastructure has been established it might start alleviating the escalating problem of illegal immigrants finding themselves unprotected as they have neither the proper refugee status nor a permit to work or study in the country.Solutions mentioned at the colloquium included government taking responsibility for the outbreak of violence by providing the displaced immigrants with all the help they need. The government was also urged to educate South Africans on migration and learning how to co-exist in peace with nationals from other countries.Useful linksUnited for AfricaWits University Faculty of HumanitiesSouth African Human Rights CommissionCentre for the Study of Violence and ReconciliationSouth African Institute for Race Relations Do you have any queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at email@example.com
Tags:#start#startups Since iPhones lack the ability to run applications in the background, Stalqer piggybacks their service on one of the phone’s core services with periodic updates. By cleverly monitoring the data exchange on your iPhone when the Mail app checks for new messages, Stalqer can update your location as often as your phone checks for email.After running Stalqer’s custom mail settings configuration tool, I took the app on a test drive, and sure enough, there I was moving along the map with each check of my email. Not only is this an innovative iPhone workaround, it’s an interesting way to increase check ins without games, badges or rewards like those found in Foursquare.The San Francisco-based company appears to understand that forcing users to create yet another online account would limit the app’s potential, so instead, you log in immediately through Facebook Connect. In this sense, Stalqer isn’t trying to become another popular social network – it wants to be the aggregator of your friends’ locations.The app provides push notifications for nearby friends, and you can even move your friends around on the map for them if you know their whereabouts. This is another great feature that Stalqer hopes will keep people coming back to the app, or that will encourage new users to sign up. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting chris cameron Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… With the rapid growth of services like Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite, location-based mobile social networks seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but they’re only fun and useful if your friends are using it, too.Each time that I’ve tried one of these services, I find myself trying to convince my friends to use it so that I can have meaningful contacts to keep track of. Some of them don’t have the right phone, or are worried about blasting out their GPS coordinates to the world.Stalqer, available as a free iPhone app since earlier this month, has solved this problem by connecting to your Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare accounts and providing a map of your friends based on information it gathers from those services, even if they don’t use Stalqer.If your friend uses a geo-tagged Tweet, or if they check in on Foursquare, Stalqer knows where they are. Stalqer can even pull your friends’ location from their Facebook profiles if they publicly display that information, but in most cases this is limited to the city level.You can also view your friends’ locations in a list, or even in an augmented reality view by turning the phone on its side while in the map view, but Stalqer’s killer feature is its workaround of a pesky iPhone limitation. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
After hundreds of artisans in Moradabad working in the brass industry protested on Monday against the administration’s action against coal-fired hearths for causing pollution, Member of Parliament S.T. Hasan submitted a memorandum to Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar in Delhi on Tuesday.In the memorandum, Dr. Hasan said the action has affected the livelihood of artisans. “Pollution is indeed a big problem, but it should not mean that in an effort to control it we make some people die of hunger,” he said. He appealed to the Environment Ministry that the small units which were running from residential areas be spared for six months till the infrastructure for PNG-based furnaces was laid.‘Provide alternative’ Noman Mansoori, president of the Handicraft Development Society, said artisans were being rendered jobless without being provided an alternative. “Moradabad has around 500 big and 2,000 small metal melting units. The major cause of pollution is smoke from the big units and illegal units where e-waste is dumped. The smaller units, run from home, are those where the artisan cook food and smelt the metal on the same hearth. It causes only as much pollution as a chulha does,” he argued. “But units are being sealed and a heavy penalty is being imposed on poor artisans,” he said, alleging in some cases the police try to extort money from artisans.He said the society created a prototype of PNG-based furnace with the help of experts and offered it to Torrent Gas which is laying pipeline in the city for domestic use. The company gave one commercial connection in Rahmat Nagar in Karula locality in October this year, Mr. Mansoori said. “However, the plan didn’t take off as the artisans are spread across the city. It is for the administration to use funds allocated for Smart City Mission to resettle the artisans in one area.” .Ajay Sharma, Regional Manager, U.P. Pollution Control Board, said in the last two months 66 metal melting units, four illegal e-waste dumping units and one illegal foundry have been sealed. He said small units also cause pollution. “It is just that the amount of particulate matter 2.5 released in the air by them is around one-third of what is released by big units. We take action against really small units only when we get a complaint from the neighbourhood. Often asthma patients complain,” he said.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony FIl-German Christian Standhardinger split a charity but hurt his left hand in the process and had to sit out for a few precious minutes.Teerwat Chantachot made it 68-65 which forced Gilas to push the panic button and saw emotions running wild.Kobe Paras lashed at the referee and had a shouting match with Kevin Ferrer at the bench as the rest of the bench tried to pacify the 19-year-old sensation.In what was billed as preview of the finals, Gilas tried use its brimming individual talent to good use by putting up a quick 10-points lead, 22-12, the first quarter.But the shooting went sour in the second quarter as Gilas allowed Thailand’s Chitchai Anati and Chanatip Jakrawan to come away with crucial baskets.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Soon enough the Thais were ahead, 33-32, but Christian Standhardinger quickly gave Gilas back the lead entering the second half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Gilas cadets during a timeout against Thailand in the 2017 SEA Games basketball tournament. INQUIRER/ Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—Under siege, Gilas Pilipinas relied on its individual brilliance — and not much on teamwork — to pull off an 81-74 victory over Thailand at the start of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament at MABA Stadium here.Kiefer Ravena sank a jumper and two free throws in the tension-filled last three minutes as the Philippines finally wiggled free from Thailand’s grip.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Vietnam shuts out PH in men’s football Ravena’s free throw gave the Philippines the lead, 73-71, with four minutes left and then his jumper gave it more breathing space, 75-71.Asean Basketball League star Tyler Lamb nailed a triple to give Thailand a 46-45 lead early in the third as Gilas encountered difficulty smoothing its offence despite the presence of some of the A-list players in its fold.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut Lamb picked up his fifth and final foul in the early fourth quarter which turned things around for the Philippines.In the third quarter, Thailand even held a 66-64 lead with seven minutes left in the game. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul