Avalanche warning for J&K

first_imgThe Meteorological Department has predicted moderate to heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir during the next couple of days, while a high-danger avalanche warning has been issued for parts of the State.Following the reports, the Jammu & Kashmir government on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to be in a state of readiness to meet the situation.According to an official spokesperson, a high-danger avalanche warning has been issued by Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) for Tangmarg-Gulmarg sector in north Kashmir, medium-danger avalanche warning for Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and a low to medium danger warning for higher reaches of other parts of the State.Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir has asked the divisional and district disaster management authorities to be in a state of readiness in view of the forecast. He directed the divisional commissioners of Jammu and Srinagar to ensure that necessary measures are put in place to ensure minimum disruption of services.Mr. Mir also said based on the avalanche warnings and adverse weather reports, movement of vehicles on vulnerable roads should be restricted.The Minister, who is personally monitoring the situation, asked the public to take adequate precautionary measures in case of heavy snowfall and to drive vehicles with utmost care.He directed the chief engineer of the Mechanical Engineering department to position their snow-clearing machines at strategic locations beforehand.Mr. Mir also directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation commissioner and the Power Development department chief engineer to keep their staff in readiness, the spokesperson said.last_img read more

Pingris wants showdown with Ginebra in playoffs

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games With the match-ups now set, Pingris’ focus is on Star’s cohesion as it seeks to further develop its teamwork in the quarters with reinforcement Kristofer Acox in tow.“What’s important here is the chemistry we’re building. We changed imports so he needs to understand our games and know that it’s always going to be our defense which will help us win games,” he said. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Pingris went to as far as comparing the meeting to a championship series.“Every time we face Ginebra, we feel like we’re in the Finals. The history is there with Manila Clasico and a lot of fans are watching.”Pingris, though, will have to wait until the finals for his dream matchup to come true and given that both teams survive their respective quarterfinals and semifinals duels.Meralco’s 104-101 victory over San Miguel in the final eliminations game on Sunday propelled Ginebra to the No. 3 spot and Star to four.The Gin Kings will face the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen in the playoffs, while the Hotshots will have an early rematch with the NLEX Road Warriors, whom they beat 101-93 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Fajardo takes blame for SMB loss to Bolts E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGES“To be the best, you have to beat the best.”And that’s exactly what Marc Pingris wants Star to do as he wishes for a collision course with defending champion Barangay Ginebra in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments “Even if we’re twice-to-win, I want Ginebra,” said the energetic forward.Pingris has no problems even if the odds will be stacked against the Hotshots knowing that their team will be tested early, and what better opponent to have than the reigning Governors’ Cup champion to gauge themselves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a great feeling to play because you’ll be facing a strong team. If you can’t beat them, how can you be a champion? It’s better to face a strong team early,” he said.Since coach Tim Cone left for the Gin Kings, the Purefoods franchise are 4-10 against its fierce rival and has lost its last four duels. MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Fabio Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I was born in San Remo, and I was practicing here when I was young. I know really well this tennis club,” Fognini said. “My friends and family are happy now, because I have my name on this tournament that it’s something that when I was really young I was dreaming about.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 13th-seeded Italian’s first title of the year came the day after he stunned defending champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets, becoming the first player to beat Nadal at the Monte Carlo Country Club since Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals.“It has been an incredible week, I will keep working,” Fognini said. “I started the season badly so this is unbelievable.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “He definitely has the game for top 10,” Lajovic said. “We all know that tennis is not just tennis, it’s mental most of the time. So it depends on him.”The 48th-ranked Lajovic’s run to his first career final was unexpected. But the unseeded Serb rarely threatened in humid, overcast and slightly windy conditions.Fognini needed a medical timeout to receive treatment to his right foot and right thigh after the fifth game of the second set.But it did not impede him as he served out the match, clinching victory on his second match point when Lajovic hit a forehand wide.Lajovic graciously acknowledged he was outplayed.“I had to work much harder than him to win the points, this was the key,” he said. “When I was aggressive, I was able to make points and put him under pressure. But at times, my game was just off. I had a lot of unforced errors.”Fognini is only the fourth man to win the clay-court event since Nadal’s first of a record 11 wins in 2005. Djokovic, twice, and Stan Wawrinka also won.The last Italian before Fognini was Nicola Pietrangeli in 1968.The 85-year-old Pietrangeli, a two-time French Open winner, stood and applauded as Fognini dropped to his knees to kiss the surface.Pietrangeli walked gingerly onto the court and posed alongside Fognini as he held the trophy. The match started evenly enough, but Fognini broke for a 4-2 lead when Lajovic made an unforced error on forehand. Fognini then held his serve with a typically flamboyant one-handed, cross-court backhand to take control.Serving for the set, Fognini saved a break point with a forehand winner down the line, and then clinched it with an equally good backhand.Fognini broke for a 3-2 lead in the second set when Lajovic hit a forehand wide.After Fognini’s medical timeout, Lajovic missed an easy smash at 30-30 in the next game.With that miss, his slim hopes faded. MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Road, sweet road! NBA away teams go 8-0 over weekend Italy’s Fabio Fognini kisses the trophy after defeating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in the men’s singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Sunday, April, 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)MONACO — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final.The local lad from nearby San Remo, a 40-minute drive away along the Mediterranean coast and over the Italian border, made a breakthrough at the highest level so far at the age of 31. Lajovic lost the first final of his career at age 28.ADVERTISEMENT Although it was Fognini’s ninth career title, it was his first at Masters level and will help him push closer to the top 10 when he climbs six places up to 12th in the rankings. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew After going out in the third round of the Australian Open, Fognini had won only one match and lost six times before this tournament.Somehow, he’s turned it all around — and it feels exhausting.“Mentally I’m so tired but really, really happy because I won a big tournament that was always my goal in my career,” he said. “We are talking about Masters Series and the next one is a Grand Slam. So it is second in the line.”Fognini’s career has seen many flashes of brilliance — his flicked, laser-beam forehands fly down the line at astonishing speed and his cross-court backhand is equally dangerous — but also many temper tantrums. A player who has beaten Nadal three times on clay in his career, and beaten Nadal once at the U.S. Open after trailing by two sets, must be doing something right.But there have always been question marks hanging over Fognini, and finally winning a Masters may help shed some self-doubt.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentslast_img read more

Season 5 of Pro Kabaddi League starts tomorrow in Hyderabad

first_imgHyderabad, Jul 27 (PTI) The fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League is all set to enthral the lovers of the game as it begins here tomorrow.The inaugural match of the tournament would be held at the Gachibowli stadium between the Rahul Chaudhari-led Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas.The inaugural ceremony is likely to be a star-studded affair, with sports icons and film personalities expected to attend the event. Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar will sing a glorious rendition of the National Anthem before the start of the first match of the season, the organisers said in a release here today.Kabaddi stars Anup Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Ajay Thakur, Nitin Tomar, besides international player Meraj Sheykh were present at a curtain raiser event here today.Hyderabad would host matches up to August 3. As many as 12 teams compete in the tournament and the season would culminate with the finals slated for October 28 in Chennai.”We are now one day away from the most thrilling season of VIVO Pro Kabaddi ever. I am proud, excited and, at the same time, grateful to the fans, franchises, Star and the federations for supporting us at every step of this journey. I look forward to an engaging season of kabaddi,” said Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi.The 12 teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortune Giants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Patna Pirates, Tamil Thailavas, Telugu Titans and UP Yodha. PTI SJR NRBlast_img read more

Professor Tom Rockwell discusses CA earthquakes after Gov Newsom activates state emergency

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Professor Tom Rockwell, an earthquake geologist at San Diego State University, talked to KUSI about the Ridgecrest earthquakes. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 3:29 PM Posted: July 6, 2019 July 6, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom Professor Tom Rockwell discusses CA earthquakes after Gov. Newsom activates state emergency services Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Future plc App Sales Pass 8 Million

first_imgIn its interim statement for its fiscal year ending September 30, Future plc is reporting continued growth in its app business. In the last year, since Apple launched Newsstand, the company has generated about $8 million in app sales, which is up from $5 million at its fiscal half-year.In July 2011, the company announced it was moving to a “primarily digital business,” and midway through its fiscal 2012, Future said digital advertising accounted for 44 percent of revenue—$15 million at the half, with a third of that in app sales. The company’s websites are reporting traffic gains as well, with visits up 50 percent, totaling 45 million uniques per month. Also encouraging for the company is improved performance of its struggling U.S. division. “In the U.S. we continue to make strong progress and are close to returning to profitability,” says the company in its interim statement. Early this year, Future sold its music titles to NewBay Media for $3 million as part of the company’s “recovery plan” for its U.S. group.More on this topic Future plc iPad App Sales Hit $5 Million Since Newsstand Debut Future PLC’s Digital Play Digital in the Black for First Time at Future Digital Revenues Rise, Print Continues to Fall for Future plc Future PLC Aims to Trim More Print Costs Future US Promotes Considine to PresidentJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered bylast_img read more