Former India cricketer Karsan Ghavri stable after heart attack

first_imgFormer India and Mumbai cricketer Karsan Ghavri suffered a heart attack in the early Sunday morning and was rushed to a local hospital in Shimoga. His condition is believed to be stable but will remain under observation.Mumbai Cricket Association joint secretary Dr PV Shetty confirmed the news.”Yes, Mr Ghavri suffered a heart attack earlier this morning. He was rushed to a local hospital. He has undergone angioplasty today and the doctors said that his condition is stable,” Shetty told PTI today.The 65-year-old Ghavri is the coach of the West Zone Under-19 team currently participating in the NCA Zonal Under-19 tournament.It was in the wee hours of Sunday morning that he complained of chest pain and was immediately taken to a private hospital where an angiogram was performed.Ghavri was one of the earliest new ball partners of legendary Kapil Dev during the late 70’s and early 80’s, having played 39 Test matches and 19 ODIs for the national team. In the Tests, he took 109 wickets with four five-wicket hauls and 913 runs with two half-centuries.He had 452 first-class wickets and 4500 runs in 159 matches. He had also coached the Bengal Ranji Trophy team back in 2004-05 season.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

Was worried about doing role close to my age in Dangal:Aamir

first_imgMumbai, Jul 4 (PTI) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was initially in two minds about playing wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in his upcoming film “Dangal” as he had to look old.”For Dangal I had to play a 55-year-old man which is closer to my real life age. I was worried about that. As I was playing young parts in (other) films and for Dangal I will have to play an old man, be fat, grey hair. So, I was worried about my future,” Aamir told reporters here at the movies poster launch.The 51-year-old star felt that he could do “Dangal” after a few years.”I felt I can do this film after five-six or eight-ten years. I felt practically I shouldnt do the film but my heart felt I should do it.”The story of the biopic, however, moved the actor so much that he decided to do it.”Then I asked Nitesh Tiwari (director) to meet and felt I should just do the film and not think about anything. I have faith in my audience that they will understand that whatever look I have is for a film and I am just being honest to it (the role). I just followed my heart,” he added.Aamir said he requested Tiwari to shoot the older version of the character first.”My only request to Nitesh (Tiwari) was… I was fit that time so we could have gone in order by shooting young portion first then old look. I wanted Nitesh to shoot old part first where I had to gain weight and then young portion later,” he said.advertisement”I told Nitesh I am doing this because if we shoot old portion later I will not have a reason to lose 97-100 kg weight. The reason to lose weight will be for this film (Dangal), there will be pressure and goal to reduce the weight. So we did reverse thing started with gaining weight for old look and then losing it for young look,” he added.According to the “PK” star, gaining weight was much easier than losing it.”It is easy to gain weight. One can eat all tasty food items. I had it for six months. I enjoyed process of gaining weight. Then came the task to lose it,” he said.”I had great team including my nutritionist and trainer – Rakesh and Rahul Bhatt. I was training even when I was fat it is difficult to train that time. Both pushed me to work hard.”The actor-producer said his director wife Kiran Rao jokes about varied looks that he often sports for his films. (More) PTI KKP NRB PSH PSH RDSlast_img read more

Ravichandran Ashwin fastest to Test double of 2000 runs and 275 wickets

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin has established himself as a reliable all-rounder and he proved his worth yet again with a solid half-century to help India pile up important runs against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday.Playing his 51st Test, Ashwin slammed his 11th fifty before he was clean bowled by Rangana Herath for 54 off 92 balls. In the process, Ashwin also completed 2000 runs in Test cricket and became the quickest to score 2000 runs and pick 275 wickets, surpassing Richard Hadlee who achieved the landmark in 58 matches.The Tamil Nadu tweaker also became the third quickest player to reach the double of 2000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket. Ian Botham, who had achieved the milestone in 42 Tests, was the fastest to the feat. Former India captain Kapil Dev and former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan were joint second fastest, doing it in 50 matches.He also became the fourth Indian after Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh to achieve the the feat.Ashwin joined Ajinkya Rahane in the middle after Cheteshwar Pujara (133) was dismissed early on the second day of the second Test. The duo was involved in a 63-run stand for the fifth wicket as India continued to dominate Sri Lanka at Colombo.India had won the first Test by 304 runs in the series opener at Galle and are on the verge of their eighth successive Test series victory.last_img read more

International standard stadium for differently-abled to be set up in Meghalaya: Highlights and initiatives

first_imgThaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment announced on October 25, 2018, that an international standard stadium will be set up for the differently-abled people in Meghalaya.The minister announced the bout the initiative at the aids and assistive devices distribution camp for differently-abled people.The minister also announced that the central government will also set up a Composite Regional Centre in the Meghalaya. The cost of the construct of the stadium is estimated to be Rs 200 crore.Key pointsThe ministry aims to build a similar national sports stadium for differently-abled sportspersons in five different states across the country.The step was initiated after the state Chief Minister Conrad Sangma approached Gehlot with the idea and also assured of providing with a land of 50 acres for the stadium.The stadium is expected to be completed prior to the National Games 2022. Although the Detail Project report is not yet prepared. They will be prepared soon said the minister.Once space is available, the Social Justice Ministry will be setting up a composite regional centre in Meghalaya.Other major initiatives for differently-abled sportspersons by governmentA number of physical rehabilitation has been built across the country with the provision of medical treatment, counselling, aid and appliances.Rehabilitation has been set up by the government on educating vocational and on-hand training.Economic rehabilitation has been planned to be provided to the concerned people to endure a secured and dignified social life.last_img read more

Ranveer Singh’s young fan dies, actor pays tribute: RIP li’l homie

first_imgRanveer Singh took to his Instagram story to remember a fan of his who recently passed away. The Gully Boy actor shared a collage of his photographs with his fan Jatin Dulera.He captioned the collage, “RIP li’l homie”. Pictures of Jatin with Ranveer Singh have been going viral on social media. On Instagram, a photographer revealed the cause of Jatin’s death. He wrote, “Gone too soon bro. An ardent #ranveersingh fan #JatinDulera died today out of a sudden accident. He was just getting ready to go to office and collapsed in his bathroom as his breathing stopped.”Apart from Ranveer Singh, Jatin’s pictures with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra have also surfaced on the internet.With powerful roles like Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat, Murad Ahmed in Gully Boy and more, Ranveer Singh has got a strong hold on the audience and enjoys a huge fan base.The actor never forgets to show gratitude towards his fans and often obliges them with selfies and autographs.Currently, Ranveer is shooting for 83 in London. In 83, he will be playing the role of Kapil Dev, legendary cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. The film revolves around India’s victory at 1983 World Cup against West Indies.Deepika Padukone will play the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in 83. The film is directed Kabir Khan.83 will mark Ranveer and Deepika’s fourth film together. The couple first shared screen space in Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela, after that they were seen in Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. Interestingly, all the three films have been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.To prepare for his role in 83 Ranveer Singh stayed with Kapil Dev for ten days. Talking about living with Kapil to prep for 83, Ranveer said at India Today’s Salaam Cricket Conclave 2019, “Main unke ghar gaya Delhi mein. 10 days unke saath raha. Achche se rakha unhone mujhe, he was so warm and welcoming. It was very generous and large-hearted of him to help me in this process.””He coached me in cricket, we would play golf together, have meals together, chat endlessly. Unki videos nikaalta tha main aur phir baad mein unko dekhta tha to try to absorb a little bit of his mannerisms and idiosyncrasies,” he added.Also Read | Deepika Padukone on playing Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83: This isn’t coming from a personal equationALSO READ | Will Deepika Padukone play Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83?ALSO READ | Kapil Dev on Ranveer Singh’s 83: India was not ready to make sports films 20 years agoALSO READ | 83: Ranveer Singh to live with Kapil Dev in Delhi for 10 daysALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019last_img read more


first_imgGovernor Pete Ricketts is mobilizing the Nebraska Army National Guard to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts.The governor’s office announced Thursday that two Guard helicopters and 13 soldiers assigned to a Lincoln-based aviation unit will travel to North Carolina.The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency received a request for helicopters and crews for air search and rescue in Raleigh.The Guard deployed to Tennessee on Thursday for pre-staging until the hurricane made landfall.Guard soldiers will move into North Carolina to help with any needed relief operations.The hurricane is expected to inundate North Carolina and South Carolina with torrential rain through Monday.Photo by CBS Newslast_img read more

CFP Title Game Ticket Prices Are Insanely Cheap

first_imgA general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)On Monday night the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers will meet in the College Football Playoff national title game for the third time in four years. College football fans appear to be sick of the match-up as ticket prices for the game are falling rapidly.After opening with a face value of $475, prices have dropped to $135 on the secondary market. Popular e-ticketing site StubHub has title game tickets available for just $115.While the match-up might be stale, there are a multitude of factors to the decreased ticket sales. TicketIQ founder Jesse Lawrence spoke with ESPN and suggested the location of Monday night’s game – Santa Clara – is also a major factor.“It’s sort of a perfect storm of factors at play this year. It’s a big ask for fans to come, and that’s why we’re seeing the prices the way they are.”Clemson and Alabama sit an average of 2,428 miles away from Santa Clara, which makes it difficult – and expensive – for fans to get there.Alabama and Clemson kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

He was able to bat deeper: Glenn Maxwell defends David Warner’s slow knock vs India

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service LondonJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 11, 2019 09:57 IST Glenn Maxwell explains David Warner’s slow-going in World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner scored 56 off 84 balls against India at The Oval on Sunday (June 9)Warner, who had a strike rate of 66.66, scored his slowest ODI fifty in the losing causeAustralia failed to chase down 353 and got bowled out for 316 in 50 oversAustralian batsman Glenn Maxwell feels the moving ball and the bowler-friendly conditions could be the reason behind David Warner’s slow going in the ongoing World Cup.Usually one of the most aggressive openers in world cricket with a strike rate of 96.55 before serving his one-year ban, Warner has not been able to score at his usual pace in the ongoing World Cup. He stands sixth on the list of scorers, with two half-centuries in the opening three games.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Warner are the only two players with a strike rate of less than 80 among the 20 who have scored 100 or more runs in the tournament so far.Against India on Sunday, the swashbuckling left-handed opener struggled for most of the time and managed to score 56 of 84 balls (strike rate of 66.67). In fact, his half century was the slowest of his ODI career.”Davey obviously didn’t have his best day but he was able to bat a little (bit) of time rather than throwing it away early,” Maxwell said.”He was able to bat deeper for us, which was a key thing for us. Unfortunately, the first big risk he took he got out. If he’s gets it right, he’s away.”One of those guys can be the guy who gets the hundred and we can bat around them and really give that total a shake.”More uncharacteristic was the amount of dot balls he played. Warner played out 50 dots in Australia’s unsuccessful chase of 353, including 14 in a row at one point.advertisementAgainst Afghanistan also, he consumed 114 balls to score unbeaten 89. The speed of his innings didn’t matter much in that match as Australia won the game quite comfortably.”It might be the conditions, it might be the ball,” quoted Maxwell as saying.”It seems to be doing a little bit more than I expected over here. We all expected big 500 scores and balls to be pinging away all over the place.”But the ball has started swinging in the 5-10 over mark rather than straight away and then stopping,” he added.The left-handed opener has come into the World Cup on back of an imperious run in the IPL 2019 edition where he scored 692 runs in 12 matches he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.Also Read | Class act: Darren Lehmann lauds Virat Kohli as India captain stops fans from booing Steve SmithAlso Read | Dropping Hardik Pandya’s catch cost Australia big time: Sachin TendulkarAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Glenn MaxwellFollow David WarnerFollow World Cup 2019Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Afghanistan vs Ausralia He was able to bat deeper: Glenn Maxwell defends David Warner’s slow knock vs IndiaThe reason behind David Warner’s slow going in the ongoing World Cup could be bowler-friendly conditions, Glenn Maxwell feels. The only two players with a strike rate of less than 80 among the 20 who have scored 100 or more runs in the tournament so far are New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Warner.advertisementlast_img read more

Trade deficit grows to 34 billion in August as exports move lower

first_imgOTTAWA – Canadian exports fell for a third month in a row as the country’s trade deficit increased in August, Statistics Canada said Thursday.The trade deficit came in at $3.4 billion for the month compared with a $3.0-billion deficit in July.The increase came as overall exports slipped 1.0 per cent to $43.6 billion in August. Export volumes fell 1.9 per cent for the month.Imports were virtually unchanged in August at $47 billion.“In case there was any doubt that peak Canadian growth is behind us, this report all but cements the case,” Bank of Montreal senior economist Robert Kavcic wrote in a report.The Canadian economy roared through the first six months of the year. The strength helped prompt the Bank of Canada to raise its key interest rate target twice; however, the pace of growth is expected to slow in the second half of the year.Kavcic said the trade results were “another argument for the Bank of Canada to take a breather.”The larger trade deficit came as exports of consumer goods and basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products, as well as metal ores and non-metallic minerals moved lower. Exports excluding energy products were down 1.4 per cent.Meanwhile, imports of motor vehicles and parts climbed 2.5 per cent to $9.3 billion, while metal ores and non-metallic minerals rose 9.9 per cent to $1.2 billion.Imports of consumer goods fell 1.8 per cent to $10.1 billion.TD Bank economist Dina Ignjatovic said, going forward, a healthy U.S. economy should help to prop up demand for Canadian-made goods, supporting export volumes.“However, the appreciation of the loonie since early-September has somewhat reduced the competitiveness of Canadian exporters and could provide some offset,” Ignjatovic wrote in a note to clients.“The outcome of the NAFTA renegotiations also poses some risk, but with negotiations moving slowly, it is unlikely to impact trade this year.”Canada’s trade surplus with the United States narrowed to $2.3 billion in August compared with $3.2 billion in July as the Canadian dollar strengthened relative to the U.S. currency.The country’s trade deficit with countries other than the United States slipped to $5.7 billion in August compared with $6.2 billion in July.last_img read more

ProGbagbo forces in Côte dIvoire inform UN of their intention to stop

5 April 2011The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire reported today that it has received telephone calls from the heads of forces loyal to former leader Laurent Gbagbo stating that their soldiers have been instructed to stop fighting and hand in their weapons to the UN. The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said the calls came from General Philippe Mangou, the chief-of-staff of the Defence and Security Forces, General Thiape Kassarate Edouard, the commander of the National Gendarmerie and General Bruno Dogbo Blé, the commander of the Republican Guard.Troops loyal to Mr. Gbagbo, the former president who refused to step down after losing the election in November to opposition leader Alassane Ouattara, have been engaged in fierce fighting with forces loyal to Mr. Ouattara, who have in recent weeks stepped up their offensive to force the ex-leader out of power. Mr. Ouattara is the internationally recognised President of Côte d’Ivoire.“UNOCI has given orders to its troops to receive arms wherever they are handed in and to offer protection to disarmed FDSCI [Defence and Security Forces of Côte d’Ivoire] elements, including the Special Forces,” the UN mission said in a press release.Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that the situation in Abidjan, the West African country’s commercial capital and the scene of the some fiercest fighting over the past week, is alarming.Most of the hospitals are not functioning and ambulances have been fired on when they tried to enter the city, according to OCHA.Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs, who is visiting Côte d’Ivoire, reported that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the western town of Duékoué, the scene of an alleged massacre of civilians last week, were “fearful and traumatized.”Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of OCHA, stressed the need for physical protection for those affected and the distribution of sufficient humanitarian aid. Access to many civilians in need has, however, been severely restricted or completely cut off since mid-February when the fighting intensified, according to OCHA.The Emergency Relief Coordinator was accompanied on the visit to Duékoué yesterday by the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, who went to the town to look into the mass killings that allegedly took place last Wednesday.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) voiced alarm over the impact of the violence in Côte d’Ivoire on children.“We are especially troubled by reports that children are among the victims of a mass killing there,” said Anthony Lake, the UNICEF Executive Director. “And children continue to be recruited by armed forces on all sides of the conflict – a grave violation of their rights which jeopardizes not only their future but also the chances for achieving sustainable peace in Cote d’Ivoire.”“We fear outbreaks of disease if we and other agencies cannot reach the thousands of internally displaced families,” added Mr. Lake.Cote read more

13A a white elephant says Lalith

He also rejected the assertion that the actions of the government contravene the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The government says administratively the 13th Amendment to the constitution is a “white elephant” and past experiences have proven this.In a live Twitter interview today, President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga said that the 13th Amendment must be viewed from the angle of the citizen. “It’s no secret that administratively it’s a white elephant. Pres Rajapaksa will always honour the Constitution. 13 A has to be viewed from people’s standpoint. Devolution must be to the village. Power must be devolved to the lowest possible level, the village – the Gramarajya or Panchayat. Sub nat’l level PCs haven’t served purpose,” he said. Speaking on the progress on implementing the recommendations of the LLRC, Weeratunga said that progress has been satisfactory but there are certain activities that take a long time to complete.“One cannot expect steady progress all the time,” he said. He also said that a website will be launched next week with updates on the National Plan of Action (NPOA) on the LLRC recommendations. This was the first time that such a high profile government official was taking part in a live social media interview.Asked for his views on a comment made by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa recently that socialk media can be seen as a threat to national security, Weeratunga said that he had a point since social media has been used for destructive purposes. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Michigan moves to be 1st state to ban flavoured ecigarettes

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving to make Michigan the first state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes.The Democrat announced Wednesday that she ordered the state health department to issue emergency rules. They will prohibit the sale and misleading marketing of flavoured nicotine vaping products.Whitmer says in a written statement that her No. 1 priority is keeping kids safe, and she wants to stop companies that are using candy flavours to “hook children on nicotine.”The federal government and nearly every state bar the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Whitmer says Michigan will be the first to ban flavoured vaping products, including for adults.It was not immediately clear how quickly her administration would implement the rules.The Associated Press read more

Macmines draft China Stone EIS approved for public exhibition

first_imgProject China Stone involves the construction and operation of a large-scale coal mine on a greenfield site in Central Queensland at the northern end of the Galilee Basin. The mine will produce up to 55 Mt/y of Run of Mine (ROM) coal, which equates to approximately 38 Mt/y of thermal coal for the export market. The mine life will be in the order of 50 years.Coal will be mined using both open-pit and underground mining methods. Open-pit mining will involve multiple draglines and truck and shovel pre-stripping. Underground mining will involve up to three operating longwalls in two underground mining areas. Coal will be washed and processed on site and product coal will be transported from the site by rail.The project will provide substantial economic benefits to the region, Queensland and Australia. It will create up to about 3,900 jobs during construction and up to some 3,400 jobs in the operations phase. The project will contribute up to $1,700 million annually to the economy of the Northern and Mackay Regions during the operations phase. It will also contribute significant revenue to the Queensland and Australian governments through coal royalties (approximately $5.9 billion over the life of the mine) and additional revenues associated with other government taxes.Macmines Austasia was registered and established in Queensland, Australia in July 1999. Since its establishment, the company has been focusing on geological exploration and mining business in Queensland. In July 2007, Shanxi Meijin Energy Group in China had acquired 100% stakes of Macmines by its overseas company and became the sole shareholder of Macmines.Meijin Energy Group was founded in 1984. It is one of the largest enterprises manufacturing coke in China at present. It involves several fields including washing & selecting raw coal; producing coal; producing coke; purifying and deep processing of coal gas & coal tar; cogeneration of heat and power; building materials; transportation and so on.At present, the group has the production capacity of 6.3 Mt/y of coke. It also has annual production capacities of 150,000 t of coal tar, and 50,000 t of thick benzene. Besides, the group supplies Taiyuan city with coal gas, heating and so on.last_img read more

Ariane 5 lancement réussi de deux nouveaux satellites de télécommunication

first_imgAriane 5 : lancement réussi de deux nouveaux satellites de télécommunicationSamedi à 22h53 GMT, la société Arianespace a lancé avec succès la fusée Ariane 5 du Centre spatial de Kourou basé en Guyane. Elle transportait avec elle deux satellites de télécommunication qu’elle a réussi à placer en orbite de transfert géostationnaire. L’opération avait déjà été reportée deux fois.Cette fois-ci, le lancement s’est déroulé sans encombre. Samedi à 22h53 GMT, la fusée Ariane 5 a décollé sans difficulté depuis le Centre spatial guyanais de Kourou. Cela faisait déjà deux fois que les scientifiques d’Arianespace reportaient le tir initialement prévu pour le 1er juillet. Une anomalie avait en effet été détectée durant le compte à rebours, obligeant l’arrêt de l’opération. Celle-ci avait alors été fixée à vendredi dernier, mais les conditions météorologiques ont à nouveau empêché le tir. Samedi, la fusée a donc finalement réussi à partir pour son 203e tir, emportant avec elle deux satellites de télécommunication qu’elle a placés en orbite de transfert géostationnaire.    À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALes deux engins spatiaux en question sont le Astra 1N de l’opérateur luxembourgeois SES Astra et le BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R des opérateurs japonais B-SAT Corporation et SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. D’une durée de vie opérationnelle d’environ 15 ans, le premier a pour but d’offrir  des services de télédiffusion directe DTH dans toute l’Europe alors que le second, d’une durée de vie de 16 ans, fournira des liaisons de télévision directe au Japon. Jean-Yves Le Gall (Le PDG d’Arianespace) a rappelé qu’il s’agissait du “45ème succès d’affilée” de la fusée. Il reste ainsi 18 lancements similaires a effectuer pour Ariane 5 auxquels s’ajoutent “sept autres lancements pour le lanceur russe Soyouz qui doit effectuer son premier tir depuis Kourou le 20 octobre prochain”, a indiqué Jean-Yves Le Gall.Le 8 août 2011 à 11:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

OBITUARY Steven J Haepers 34

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Steven J. Haepers, age 34, of Manchester, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away on September 22, 2018, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH.Steven was born on January 14, 1984, in Malden, MA; he was the beloved son of Joseph and Nancy Haepers. Steven was raised and educated in Wilmington, MA and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 2002. Steven loved playing youth sports as well as playing football for the Wilmington High School Wildcats; he was proud of being a member of the football team when they were the Cape Ann League Champs.Steven was very outgoing and friendly; he made many life-long friends throughout the years. Steve was also known to be and avid outdoorsman who enjoyed water skiing, kayaking, fishing, snowboarding, snow skiing or anything else that had to do with being outside and having fun. He loved spending time with his family and friends at their home in New Hampshire where many wonderful memories were made throughout the years.Steven was dearly loved and will forever be missed by his family and friends.Steven was the cherished son of Joseph and Nancy (VonHandorf) Haepers of Acton formerly of Wilmington, beloved brother of Katie A. Haepers of Acton and Michael J. Haepers of Chelsea, dear nephew of Ellen Tentindo of Wilmington, Dorothy VonHandorf of Saugus, the late Joseph and James VonHandorf. Steven is also survived by many cousins and friends.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 25th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers donations in Steven’s memory may be made to or NAMI of Massachusetts, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main St. Suite 1M17, Boston, MA 02129.Steven J. Haepers(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Brandon M. Long, 27In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Five Mollywood investigative thrillers the world should watch

first_imgMollywood may be a very small industry, but over the course of time, filmmakers in Kerala have delivered some impeccable movies, and many of them were shot with International production standards. International Business Times, India, presents you the list of five Mollywood investigative thrillers the world should watch to understand the potential of Malayalam film industry.Mumbai Police (IMBD rating: 8)Mumbai Police is a real gem of a film crafted by versatile filmmaker Rosshan Andrews. The film, which released in 2013, had Prithviraj Sukumaran, Rahman, and Jayasurya in the lead roles.This investigative thriller portrayed the story of a police officer named Antony Moses who loses his memory following a car crash. With the help of his senior officer Farhan, Antony Moses starts investigating a case he was probing before the accident. Even after struggling a lot with memory issues, Antony Moses finds an unexpected culprit.It should be noted that Mumbai Police can be considered the first of its kind in Mollywood film which had gay relationships as a theme. The film upon its release garnered positive reviews from all corners, and audiences lauded Prithviraj Sukumaran for doing such a challenging role.The film is top-notch in its technical department. Director Rosshan Andrews crafted this film with sheer elegance. t is a treat to watch each and every frame of this movie.The script penned by Bobby-Sanjay is highly engaging, and it will not pull the audiences to boredom even for a second during it’s run time of 149 minutes. The background score composed by Gopi Sundar is elegant, and it plays a pivotal role in uplifting the overall mood of the proceedings.Mumbai Police can be now watched on Hotstar.Kariyilakkattu Pole (IMDB rating: 7.6)Kariyilakkattu Pole is a film released in 1986 directed by legendary filmmaker P Padmarajan. The story of Kariyilakkattu Pole was based on the radio drama Sisirathil Oru Prabhatham by Sudhakar Mangalodayam. The film is based on the mysterious death of a filmmaker, and the investigation carried out by an intelligent police officer.The film is widely considered as one of the classic investigative thrillers ever made in Malayalam, and audiences still praise Mammootty and Mohanlal for their mindblowing performance in the flick.Drishyam (IMDB rating: 8.8)Jeethu Joseph’s Drishyam that featured Mohanlal and Meena in the lead roles handled a murder coverup story. The film upon its release in 2013 emerged as the biggest blockbuster of the year, and it racked up more than Rs 65 crores at the box-office.The major highlight of the movie is its intriguing way of storytelling and Mohanlal’s amazing performance, especially in the climax sequences. The film was later remade into Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi, but none of these versions matched the quality of the original.Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (IMDB rating: 8.2)Mammootty’s Oru CBI Diary Kurippu that hit the screens in 1988 reshaped the cliche surrounding Mollywood investigative thrillers. The movie, directed by K Madhu, featured Mammootty playing the role of Sethuramayyar, an intelligent CBI officer.The film was loosely based on the notorious Polakkulam murder case, where investigative officers made use of a dummy to solve the crime. Upon the release, the film emerged as a huge hit at the box-office, and audiences praised K Madhu and scriptwriter SN Swamy for their uncompromising cinematic language.It should be also noted that this film primarily concentrated on the investigation, without the songs and dances that were necessarily associated with Indian commercial movies at the time.Chinthamani Kolacase (IMDB rating: 6.7)Chinthamani Kolacase is directed by Shaji Kailas. It featured Suresh Gopi playing the role of Lal Krishna Viradiyar (LK aka Licensed to Kill), a daring criminal lawyer who hunts down culprits to maintain cosmic law.Bhavana also played a crucial role in the film. She received positive responses from the audiences for her impeccable performance. Suresh Gopi’s portrayal as an advocate who has a haunting flashback also received critical acclaim.Chinthamani Kolacase is a dark thriller and unlike other investigation stories where a police officer is a lead hero, this film featured an advocate doing the probe.last_img read more

2 more drug suspects killed in reported gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight between their cohorts and police in Bagmara in Khulna city early Wednesday.The deceased are Raju, 26, son of a certain Mohammad Babul of Bagmara and Manik Kha, 30, son of one Sultan Sheikh of Mistiripara in the city, reports UNB.A team of police arrested Raju and Manik from Dhaka and brought them to Khulna on Tuesday, said Kotwali police station sub-inspector Sumendu Kumar.On Tuesday night, police along with the arrestees conducted a drive in the area to nab their associates around 3:30am, he said.Sensing the presence of the law enforcement, the criminals opened fire to police, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, he added.At one stage, police recovered the bodies of Raju and Manik while the others managed to flee the scene, the SI said.Police recovered a pipe gun, two rounds of bullet and 200 pieces of yaba tablets from the spot, Sumendu Kumar said.The duo was wanted in several cases including that of murder, drugs and extortion, police said.Five policemen were injured during the gunfight and provided first aid at Khulna Medical College Hospital, SI Sumendu said.The law enforcement’s version of the event was, however, not verified independently as no version of the incident was available immediately either from any witnesses or from the victim’s family.With the latest, at least 121 people were killed in the alleged gunfights with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.last_img read more

Guilty Verdict For Terry Thompson First Anniversary Of Sutherland Springs Shooting And

first_img Share Monday, November 5, 2018Top afternoon stories:Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeTerry Thompson.Guilty Verdict For Terry ThompsonA Harris County jury convicted Terry Thompson Monday for the strangulation death of John Hernandez outside a Houston-area restaurant.Jurors found Terry Thompson guilty of murder. This is Thompson’s second trial because the first one, which took place in June, ended with a hung jury.Prosecutors argued Thompson wanted to kill 24-year-old Hernandez and kept him in a chokehold after he stopped resisting.Thompson’s attorneys countered that he was only defending himself after being punched. They insisted Thompson kept Hernandez subdued only until he stopped resisting.Eric Gay/APMemorials and messages continue to hang on a fence at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.First Anniversary Of Sutherland Springs ShootingMonday November 5, 2018, marks the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church, which left 25 people dead. Authorities put the official death toll at 26 because one of the victims was pregnant. More than half those killed were children.About 400 people attended a service and remembrance event on Sunday, November 4. The sanctuary where the shooting occurred still stands as a memorial.The sanctuary was full and people in a overflow tent watched and prayed along as Sunday’s sermon was delivered. Governor Greg Abbott attended the service.A new church is being built on the grounds and is expected to be open by April.Harris County Sheriff’s OfficePrisoner Van Catches Fire In HoustonTwo Sheriff’s deputies and six inmates had to evacuate a prisoner van that caught fire near the Harris County jail, located in downtown Houston, after a traffic accident.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) sent a tweet that shows the van on fire after it was hit, according to witnesses, by a pickup vehicle that ran a red light at the intersection of Jackson and Commerce before noon.The HCSO the deputies and the inmates were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.last_img read more