Tips to make your boyfriend jeans more feminine

first_imgBoyfriend jeans are a must-have for summer-spring 2014. The stylish, comfortable and chic outfit gives a slight masculine look.If you want to sport a more feminine look in them, here are some styling tips to help you:Red lip colourRed lipstick can add a touch of sultriness and femininity to your look. One can pair boyfriend jeans with a simple white shirt and a red lip colour for the sultry look.Red lips can glam up any look and boyfriend jeans are no exception!HeelsHeels are always a safe choice with boyfriend jeans. Not only it makes the outfit look more girly, but also helps elongate the legs too. A pointed court is suggested but a barely there sandal will work perfectly too.Heels add an instant oomph to the overall lookSheer topThe ultimate feminine touch that one can add to their boyfriend jeans is a sheer top. It will work perfectly at adding a subtle womanly touch. Nothing spells feminine better than a sheer top paired with a statement necklace, with boyfriend jeans of course!last_img read more

Here’s what India searched most on Google in 2015

first_imgDo you know 2015 was the year when Flipkart overtook IRCTC as the most searched query on Google in India? Yes, sir that happened. At the same time, it was also the year when a certain phone from a domestic brand – YU Yureka – dominated Google search India over one of the most talked about phones of 2015, ala, the Apple iPhone 6S. As the world prepares to bid adieu to 2015, global search engine giant Google is out with its “Year in Search” list giving interesting insights into what people – across the globe – were searching for and to what extent.If you head over to Google Trends – that shows how often a particular search-term is used – the Mountain View-based company has compiled for you lists broken down into categories – globally as well as country wise breakdown – that tell you what the world was searching for in 2015.The top 5 most searched terms in India this year were:–Flipkart–IRCTC–State Bank of India–Amazon–SnapdealIndo-Canadian adult star turned Bollywood actor Sunny Leone was the most searched person of the year. Leone was followed closely by actor Salman Khan and the late former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam. PM Narendra Modi was the 10th most searched person of 2015. A large part of this list is occupied by celebrities, notably, Bollywood actors.   Bahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan were the top two most searched Bollywood movies as per Google Trends. At the same time, Indian batsman Virat Kohli was the most searched sports personality in 2015.advertisementMicromax-owned YU’s Yureka phone was the top searched smartphone of the year, while Apple’s iPhone 6S was a close second.last_img read more

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first_imgMaharashtra BJP launches Atal Bandhan programMumbai, Aug 15 (PTI) To unify its cadre and to counter Shiv Senas Shiv Bandhan initiative, Maharashtra BJP today launched Atal Bandhan program, with the aim of reaching out to one crore people in the state.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched the program here with Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar tying a thread on his wrist. Shiv Sena, BJPs ally, had started Shiv Bandhan program some years ago where party workers and leaders sported a thread on their wrists to declare loyalty to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party. “Atal Bandhan would not only be an emotional bond but an unbreakable bond of development, faith and unity…we have launched it between two most celebrated occasions, Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan,” said Prasad rpt Prasad Lad, who conceived the programme. Raksha Bandhan has special significance for RSS which celebrates it specially and Atal Bihari Vajpayee is our beloved leader, Lad said. BJP workers and supporters will sport the thread on their hands and also reach out to the common people and tie it on their hands and take a pledge to fulfil the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, said Lad. They will also apprise the people of various developmental works undertaken by the central and the state governments. PTI APM KRK RCJlast_img read more

Sanchez: Spurs can cope without Kane & Alli

first_imgDavinson Sanchez is confident Tottenham’s squad is well equipped to mount a Premier League title challenge despite injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli.Three successive wins have lifted Spurs to within five points of leaders Liverpool after 25 matches, putting them firmly in the title picture alongside Manchester City.All three victories have come without Kane (ankle), while Alli (hamstring) was hurt before Harry Winks’ late strike in the 2-1 triumph against Fulham on January 20, contradicting suggestions Tottenham’s squad is too small to challenge after no signings in either transfer windows this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Sanchez feels Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Fernando Llorente are more than capable of stepping up in the absence of the key duo.”Of course, Harry and Dele are important players, they are massive for us,” he told the club’s official website.”But we are a strong squad and we have a lot of players that can play in attack and score goals, good players like Fernando, Son, Lucas and Lamela.”Christian Eriksen can also play forward and score goals. The team has had to keep fighting – that is key for us.”Fernando is doing well too. It’s about confidence – everything is about confidence. “When Harry is in front it’s difficult for him [Llorente] to have many opportunities to play but now is his moment to show his quality and his moment to keep giving his best efforts. He is important for the group – not just this season but last season as well.”Son has particularly stood out in recent weeks, his brief trip to the Asian Cup with South Korea only seeing him miss three games in all competitions.The 26-year-old has scored in both of his matches since returning from the United Arab Emirates, and his significance to Tottenham is not lost on Sanchez.Sanchez added: “He’s so important. We knew that when he left to go to the Asian Cup but, of course, we are so happy that he is back and that Harry, Dele and also Ben Davies are working hard to get back.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Ventura refuses to resign after Italy failure

first_imgItaly Ventura refuses to resign but strongly hints at exit after Italy failure Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 07:55 11/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) gianpieroventura - Cropped Getty Images Italy Italy v Sweden Sweden WC Qualification Europe World Cup The Azzurri will not be at the World Cup for the first time since 1958, but their coach has not yet left his position Gian Piero Ventura insists he has not yet resigned as Italy boss, but strongly hinted that his time as head coach is over after the Azzurri’s humiliating failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.A goalless draw against Sweden in Milan on Monday consigned Italy to a 1-0 aggregate defeat and means they miss out on football’s global showpiece for the first time in 60 years.Brazil 11/2 to win sixth World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Reports in Italy suggested Ventura’s position was in jeopardy regardless of whether they qualified, and their failure at San Siro immediately led to rumours he had tendered his resignation.Ventura denied that is the case as he has not yet spoken with FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio, but the veteran boss insinuated the Sweden game was his last in charge.”I have not resigned, because I haven’t spoken to the president yet,” Ventura told a delayed news conference.”I’m sorry for being late, but every player I had the privilege of working with, I wanted to salute individually.”It’s a very heavy result to bear, because I was absolutely convinced – and tonight’s game confirmed it – that we had this ferocious desire to overcome the obstacle. I have been in football for many years and know what it’s like.”I am proud to have been part of the Azzurri group. I am proud to have worked with great champions and with others who I hope will become champions.”I am disappointed, because once again tonight I realised what the Nazionale [national team] means to the people. I thank the crowd at San Siro, who helped us to the last minute. It was unique and extraordinary.”The fact we deserved to qualify is frankly secondary right now.”I have to evaluate an infinity of issues. We will meet with the Federation and discuss it. We will speak the way we always have done. There is a rapport with Tavecchio and the entire Federation.”| #Ventura: “I’ll discuss my future with the Federation. I feel I have to apologise to the Italians for the result.”— Italy (@azzurri) November 13, 2017Azzurri legend Gianluigi Buffon, and fellow veterans Andrea Barzagli and Daniele De Rossi all stated after the match that they will no longer represent Italy.Ventura expressed his regret that their careers with the national team have ended in such a disappointing manner, and apologised for failing to overturn the first-leg deficit.”The fact that Buffon, Barzagli and De Rossi are retiring, was something we already knew. The World Cup was at stake, the World Cup for them, but for everyone – including my own World Cup,” he added.”I am disappointed, but the degree of disappointment I have has been expressed individually to the players.”My biggest fault was that until the first leg in Sweden, we were exactly on track with what we expected. “The fault is that we went out effectively without conceding a goal, as it was a deflection. I’ve been in football for many years, so I can accept that dissonance.”Any other comments are entirely futile. I cannot say more than I have already said.”I apologise for the result, yes, but not for the effort and hard work. I do realise that the result is the most important thing.”last_img read more

11 days agoBarcelona signing Pedri happy to focus on Las Palmas

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona signing Pedri happy to focus on Las Palmasby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona signing Pedri insists his only focus is with Las Palmas.The 16 year-old first teamer signed for Barca in August, though remains on-loan with Las Palmas.”First I have to think about the Depor match before leaving with the National Team. We have to take out the three points anyway and then I’ll think about the National Team. The (U17) World Cup is a goal,” said Pedri, who is grateful to Pepe Mel for giving him his senior chance.He added: “I know it is not easy to bet on a 16 year old boy and he did it.”My father has always told me that the important thing is humility, if the head is lost, the player is lost. You have to follow that closely.” last_img read more

60 Students Awarded $4 Million in Scholarships and Bursaries

first_imgStory Highlights Among them are 55 top performers in the 2017 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), who will receive $12,500 per annum over five years. Sixty students have been awarded scholarships and bursaries valued at approximately $4 million by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Limited. Now in its 19th year, the JPS and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Limited scholarship awards provides financial assistance to help children reach their academic goals. Students are selected based on academic merit, work ethic, discipline and financial need. Sixty students have been awarded scholarships and bursaries valued at approximately $4 million by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Limited.Among them are 55 top performers in the 2017 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), who will receive $12,500 per annum over five years.Under the Credit Union’s ‘Adopt a School’ programme, bursaries valued at $12,500 were presented to three students from Central Branch All-Age School, who will be making the transition to the secondary system.Grade-seven student from The Queen’s School, Satnereen Ducran, also received a $12,500 bursary as part of the Credit Union’s ‘School Savers’ programme, which aims to promote good financial habits.The Albert ‘Bertie’ Morris Scholarship, named after one of the Credit Union’s founding fathers, was awarded to Jaidenn Williams, who will be entering the University of Technology’s architecture programme in September. He will receive $150,000 annually over three years.Addressing the awards ceremony on August 10 at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, Director of Regional Educational Services in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Captain Kasan Troupe, congratulated the scholars on their academic achievements.“We recognise that you have done some good work, that you have sacrificed, that you have studied hard, and today we are celebrating you,” she said.She encouraged them to continue to pursue excellence in their educational pursuits.“You need to embrace lifelong learning. Embrace your education. Today, we are celebrating your success, but this is just the beginning. When you get to high school you will be exposed to more subjects… but learning does not stop at school. You are always learning and becoming better. You must remain motivated,” she said.Now in its 19th year, the JPS and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Limited scholarship awards provides financial assistance to help children reach their academic goals.Students are selected based on academic merit, work ethic, discipline and financial need.last_img read more

We must stop a devastating battle to the end in southwest Syria

“Let us be aware of what this would mean, if the southwest sees a full-scale battle-to-the-end: it could be like eastern Aleppo and eastern Ghouta combined together,” Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, told the Security Council on Wednesday.“We … cannot allow … this to become another Ghouta, another Douma, or another Aleppo, where so many civilians were sacrificed and died. And yet I see things moving in this direction,” he said.Speaking via video link from Geneva, Mr. de Mistura also cautioned that such fighting could increase tensions across the region and risk compromising momentum in political talks to reach a lasting peace deal.In his briefing, Mr. de Mistura told Council members that intensified efforts were on-going “to find a way ahead” for the implementation of a deal and for the establishment of a Syrian-led and Syrian-owned, UN-facilitated committee on a new constitution, within the framework of the Geneva process and in accordance with Security Council resolution 2254.We … cannot allow … this to become another Ghouta, another Douma, or another Aleppo, where so many civilians were sacrificed and died – UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura“I will continue on my side to facilitate further movement in this direction to seek the support, counsel and advice of many – which is why I anticipate inviting the Sochi co-convenors back to Geneva in the coming weeks … and then, of course, report to you, to the Security Council,” he said.Concluding his briefing, the UN Special Envoy urged the Security Council as well as the Syrian Government to support efforts on the political front to put Syrians themselves in charge of their own future, because “no country or no organization can simply impose a fait accompli on the Syrian people.”He also called on all parties to the conflict and on those who have influence over them to help find a solution that will “spare civilian suffering”, prevent more people from being displaced, and “reduce potential tensions.”Worsening fighting could jeopardize aid efforts – UN relief officialAlso briefing the 15-member Council, John Ging, the Director of Operations at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), detailed the humanitarian consequences of the fighting in the southwestern Governorate of Dara’a, saying that to date, an estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people have been displaced due to hostilities.The number, he added “could nearly double” if fighting continues to escalate, and most hospitals and medical facilities there have already closed, he told Council Members.UN cross-border relief operations from Jordan, bringing much needed aid to hundreds of thousands in need across southern Syria, could also be jeopardized if violence worsens, said Mr. Ging.“I call on all stakeholders to ensure that cross-border humanitarian deliveries continue in a sustained, safe and unimpeded manner to reach all those in need, including the newly displaced people,” said the senior OCHA official. read more

New scoreboards huge addition to the atmosphere of Ohio State baseball and

The scoreboard at Bill Davis Stadium during a game between OSU and Akron March 18. OSU won, 6-5.Credit: Sam Harrington / Lantern photographerAs Bill Davis Stadium and Buckeye Field opened their doors for the first time this season, new video boards and sound systems for the 2014 campaign were unveiled.The change is a clear improvement over the old video boards, much to the delight of Ohio State baseball coach Greg Beals. The team revealed its new toys for the first time March 14 in an 8-5 win against Siena.“It is a huge addition to the atmosphere of our ballpark,” Beals said after his team defeated Xavier, 10-3, Wednesday. “The umpire who was (at) third base today has been at our park for the last five years and I go out for the game and the sounds and the bells are playing for the bottom of the first inning and he is like, ‘Yeah it’s sweet.’”The old scoreboard, which was installed in 1997, was not capable of the color animation that is brought by the new and improved video board.The new baseball video board cost approximately $475,000, while the sound system cost $192,000, an OSU athletic spokesman told The Lantern, in an email. The video board at the softball field cost $400,000, while the board at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium cost approximately $600,000.Senior starting pitcher Greg Greve said the improvements have definitely made a difference, especially with the players.“Huge improvement, no doubt about it,” Greve said. “It pumps the boys up in the dugout … it brings a nice energy to the ballpark.”Not only was the video board revamped, the renovations included adding a new sound system which plays each player’s walk-up song as well as between inning music and, of course, the OSU fight song.“It is great to finally hear the music and not have to you know, sit out there during (batting practice) wondering what is playing,” Greve said. “It is really awesome.”Junior pitcher Ryan Riga, who leads the team in strikeouts, echoed his teammate’s excitement about the renovations.“It’s sweet,” Riga said. “The sound system is 10 times better … you get a more baseball vibe out of it.”The baseball team is 7-1 at home this season, while the softball team is 3-0.The scoreboard at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, which plays host to men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse and track and field also received the same modifications. read more

March Madness Crib Notes Duke vs Gonzaga

March Madness Crib Notes Duke vs Gonzaga

After an exhilarating Saturday that saw Wisconsin beat Arizona yet again with a Final Four on the line, followed by undefeated Kentucky barely squeaking past a Notre Dame team that outplayed them for a significant portion of the night, what can Sunday’s Regional Final games do for an encore? For starters, there’s another terrific No. 1 vs. No.2 matchup in which the underdog could make school history. There’s also a fake underdog story that will decide the only wacky region of this year’s tournament.Read on for more of what to watch as the last two Final Four berths of 2015 are set:No. 1 Duke (59 percent win probability) vs. No. 2 GonzagaLocation: HoustonWhen to watch: At 5:05 p.m. EDT on CBSPower ratings: Duke 93.0, Gonzaga 91.5Upset probability: 41 percentPlayer to watch: Jahlil Okafor, DukeThis is shaping up to be an intriguing matchup of near-doppelgangers, as Duke and Gonzaga are practically identical in terms of their offensive and defensive prowess. The Blue Devils’ offense ranks 3rd nationally per’s ratings, while the Zags rank 4th; meanwhile, Duke ranks 27th on defense and Gonzaga ranks 30th. So it’s more than a little fitting that this pair faces off for the South’s Final Four spot.Despite their similarities, the differences in how the squads achieve their matching efficiencies might be instructive. On offense, Duke and Gonzaga shoot and draw fouls at very similar rates, but the Blue Devils are better on the glass and the Bulldogs protect the ball more effectively. Duke also has the better transition attack1According to Synergy. while Gonzaga owns an edge in low-post scoring. At the other end of the floor, Gonzaga’s advantages are in shot defense, rebounding and the transition game, while Duke is better at forcing turnovers and keeping opponents off the foul line.Since the FiveThirtyEight model considers the Bulldogs a modest underdog, it’s worth asking whether they employ enough high-variance tactics to help them “make their own luck” in this matchup — and, unfortunately, Gonzaga doesn’t play a slow pace, nor is it especially reliant on shooting 3-pointers, forcing turnovers or crashing the offensive boards. (Duke also plays a relatively safe style for a favorite, with an above-average pace, good offensive rebounding and no overreliance on long-distance shooting or takeaways.)Still, with their big, experienced roster, the Zags have a reasonably good chance of earning their first-ever Final Four bid. Somewhat surprisingly, they’ve only visited the Regional Final once before, and that was as a heavy underdog against UConn in 1999. This time, they’re one of college basketball’s upper-echelon programs — but will it be enough against Jahlil Okafor and the Blue Devils? No. 4 Louisville (42 percent win probability) vs. No. 7 Michigan StateLocation: SyracuseWhen to watch: At 2:20 p.m. EDT on CBSPower ratings: Michigan State 88.2, Louisville 86.3Upset probability: 58 percentPlayer to watch: Denzel Valentine, Michigan StateAs befits an East Regional that saw its top two seeds lose on the tournament’s first weekend, this is a strange matchup. Louisville is the better-seeded team, but as a No. 4 they’d easily be the black sheep of the Final Four if they prevail here (No. 1’s Kentucky and Wisconsin are already in, while the South winner will be no worse than a No. 2 seed). Plus, this game qualifies as a “fake upset” if inferior seed Michigan State wins, since both Las Vegas and the FiveThirtyEight model throw the seed numbers out the window and consider the Spartans a stronger team than the Cardinals.So when deciding the most upset-heavy region in an otherwise chalky NCAA tournament, do you go for the (fake) upset or the (real) upset?It could come down to which team’s forte wins the day — Michigan State’s offense, or Louisville’s defense. Both units rank among the nation’s best, and their respective strengths do a decent job or mirroring each other. The Spartans shoot well and avoid turnovers; the Cardinals are at their best when taking those attributes away. But it’s not a perfect match. Louisville likes to keep teams off the line, a fate Michigan State might prefer given their horrendous free throw percentage, and Michigan State’s offensive rebounding could exploit a Louisville frontcourt that’s nothing special on the defensive glass.Either way, the less-exciting battle between the two teams’ weak points — Louisville’s offense versus Michigan State’s defense — is where the Spartans gain their predicted edge. While they won’t force many turnovers, Michigan State loves to limit opponent shooting percentages (particularly on 2-pointers, by far Louisville’s most efficient zone of the court) and the Spartans have the rebounding advantage over the Cardinals at that end of the floor as well.Add in an uncharacteristically poor 3-point shooting Louisville team (by Rick Pitino standards), and this year’s “non-vintage” Spartans could win with the defense-and-rebounding formula of a typical overachieving Tom Izzo Final Four squad.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. read more

Mens Hockey No 4 Ohio State to play highscoring Penn State in

Junior forward Carson Meyer looks down the ice during the second period of Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan on Jan. 11. Ohio State lost 2-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe No. 4 Ohio State men’s hockey team (13-5-4, 6-3-3 Big Ten) is set to play against No. 13 Penn State (13-7-2, 5-6-1 Big Ten) after a split series against rival Michigan.Ohio State is currently ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten, with Penn State at No. 4.  The Nittany Lions are ranked No. 1 in goals, boasting 107 this season while allowing 81 goals. Ohio State, meanwhile, has scored 67 goals and allowed 48.Penn State has scored 20 goals more than any team in the NCAA, and averages nearly a goal more than any team in the country.  Ohio State already has had experience with Penn State this year, splitting an earlier series against the Nittany Lions. Ohio State junior forward Tanner Laczynski said he knows what to expect from Penn State’s team.“I think they’ve played the same the last couple of years,” Laczynski said. “They like to get a lot of pucks at the net. They’re a very offensive-minded team.”Penn State is led by three scorers who all rank in the top 10 in points in the NCAA.Sophomore forwards Alex Limoges and Evan Barratt are tied for No. 2 in the country with 30 points, and junior forward Brandon Biro is tied for No. 8 with 26.Barratt’s 13 goals is tied for the fourth-most in the NCAA.Ohio State senior defenseman Tommy Parran said his team won’t change its mindset to match such an aggressive opponent.“I think it’s just staying true to our training and what we practice every day,” he said. “They are pretty prolific in terms of their goal-scoring and their abilities and they’ve got some great forwards. We definitely know what we’re handling but it’s good to be cognitive of what they’re bringing.”So far this season, Ohio State has had bad history with Friday games, but it has been able to mount comebacks and win on Saturday nights.The Buckeyes haven’t lost two games in a row yet this season. Head coach Steve Rohlik said he believes this happens from extra motivation on the second night.“Desperation,” he said. “When you’re desperate and get beat or don’t play as well on Friday you usually are going to get a better hockey team on Saturday. We talked about it this week already. We’ve got to play desperate on Friday.”The Buckeyes match up against Penn State at University Park, Pennsylvania, at 7 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday. read more

First killer clown jailed in UK as prankster admits chasing couple with

first_img Show more Mr Rooke said the pregnant woman, who had been walking with her partner on October 30, had not given a statement as “she did not want the stress of court to affect her any further”.Sentencing him, Judge Hill said it was so serious that only a custodial sentence was appropriate.”The fact you were wearing a clown mask is an aggravating factor because it increased the fear they would have experienced and secondly it was a way of disguising who you were,” he said.March had previously admitted possession of a bladed article. An axe-wielding “killer clown” prankster has been jailed after he chased a pregnant woman the night before Halloween.Michael March, 18, is thought to be the first person imprisoned following the craze that swept across the UK.Newcastle Crown Court heard he terrified a couple walking past him after banging the foot long axe on the floor in South Shields just after 9pm.The woman, who was 22 weeks pregnant, threw a brick at him in an attempt to defend herself before he ran off.Jailing him for six months, Judge Jamie Hill QC said: “Brandishing an axe and threatening people in the street is serious whatever the context.”Nicholas Rooke, prosecuting, told the court that after the police were called they traced March via CCTV and found him with the axe and a clown mask in his backpack.”He claimed it was a prank saying he had himself been chased by killer clowns in Gateshead and he thought he would scare people as part of a prank,” he said. The 'killer clown' craze spread across the UK in Autumn 2016 A 10-year-old boy in Plymouth was threatened by a clown who jumped out of a bush carrying a hammer, while in Workington, Cumbria, a clown brandishing an axe chased an 11-year-old girl.Kent Police saw 59 clown-related incidents between October 7 and 10, Thames Valley Police had 14 reports in 24 hours, and South Yorkshire Police said it had received 61 reports. The craze that swept the UK led to a deluge of calls to Childline from youngsters left terrified by the sinister phenomenon as well as dozens of reports to police. Vic Laffey, defending, said March had no previous convictions and that he lived with his grandparents and helped care for his grandfather.He said he accepted his actions had been “foolish and reckless” and that it must have been a frightening incident.”When he was apprehended his first words were ‘I was not going to hurt anyone’,” he said. “This was a Halloween prank gone horribly wrong.”He had tried to convince the judge that he should have avoided jail, as at the time of the offence he was 17 years old. The ‘killer clown’ craze spread across the UK in Autumn 2016Credit:Peter Byrne/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Peter Duncan murder teenager charged after devoted father stabbed with screwdriver in

A 17-year-old had been charged with the murder of a devoted father and lawyer who was stabbed with a screwdriver in Newcastle on Wednesday. The teenager, who cannot be identified, was arrested after Peter Duncan, 52, was attacked  close to a Greggs outlet in Eldon Square mall.Police said Mr Duncan was stabbed in the chest with the tool in a “chance encounter” at 6.20pm.A murder investigation was launched after he died at the city’s Royal Victoria Infirmary later that day.Northumbria Police arrested a 14 year-old, two 15-year-olds and four 17-year-olds in connection with the incident.  On Saturday the force said one of the 17-year-olds was charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon and theft.He will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Monday.Officers have recovered the screwdriver believed to have been used to stab Mr Duncan once in the chest.Two of the other teenagers arrested remain under investigation, in addition to the suspect who has been charged. Mr Duncan’s family paid tribute following his death, saying he will be in their “hearts and thoughts every day”.They said in a statement: “Peter was a kind and caring man who was always first to help others. “He was a devoted father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend and loved by all who knew him.His death will leave such a huge hole in our lives and he’ll be deeply missed by us all.”Words can’t quite describe what life will be like without him. “He had so much of his life left to live and he’ll be in our hearts and thoughts every day.”Mr Duncan was an in-house lawyer for a multi-national maritime firm.According to his LinkedIn profile, he was an electrical engineer before training as a solicitor at Northumbria University in 2003.He worked in Newcastle for Royal IHC Limited, which has a city centre office close to where he was attacked.Chief Superintendent Ged Noble, Northumbria Police Area Commander, said: “This continues to be an extremely difficult time for the family and loved ones of Peter and we ask that their privacy is respected.”We know that these types of incidents can have a big impact on the local community.”I want to reassure the public and businesses that we are doing all we can to prevent incidents of this tragic nature and ensure people feel safe.”I also want to thank those who have come forward with information and for the public’s patience during our investigation.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Semi crashes spilling oil on SR 14 east of Washougal

first_imgState Highway 14 was closed to traffic Tuesday after a rig crashed in the early morning hours, spilling hot oil onto the highway nine miles east of Washougal. The state Department of Transportation expected the road would reopen this morning.The tractor-trailer hauling two tankers of hot oil was traveling east on the highway around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when the driver approached a rightward curve going too fast, Washington State Patrol Trooper Steve Robley said.The rear tanker began to drift and the driver overcorrected, sending the rig onto its side, according to the State Patrol. The tankers then crossed the roadway and struck the guardrail on the eastbound side.There were no injuries, Robley said.Walt Garcia said he was heading home to Eastern Washington after visiting Washougal when he approached the truck, and watched as its rear-most tank started to rock in a turn.“I was slowed way down watching the whole thing,” he said.Garcia was able to pull in front of the tanker and call 911.He stopped after the crash and saw the driver had climbed out. Garcia said he was astounded the driver was able to keep the trailers from veering totally out of control.last_img read more

Matthaus Real Madrid are the only club for Harry Kane

Matthaus Real Madrid are the only club for Harry Kane

first_imgGermany legend Lothar Matthaus believes that Harry Kane should sign for Real Madrid if he ever decides to leave TottenhamThe 25-year-old striker’s glowering reputation has only increased over the last few months following his exploits at the World Cup, where he finished as the tournament’s top goalscorer with six goals.Kane had been linked with a summer move to replace the departed Cristiano Ronaldo at Real with even the club’s captain Sergio Ramos backing the idea.But the England international has remained silent on the rumours.Although Matthaus believes that it’s essential Kane completes a move to Los Blancos within the next two years.“The question is whether Kane wants to leave Spurs, England, the Premier League. He’d never leave Spurs for another Premier League club,” Matthaus wrote in The Sun.“For one thing it would upset the Tottenham fans, and that’s something he couldn’t do because the relationship he has with them is special.“I know he loves Spurs. You can tell by the way he talks about the club.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He might want to stay there for his whole career, breaking all the scoring records, being there for the first 10 years of the new stadium, being a Tottenham legend.“It would have to be something special for him to leave the club. But if it’s going to happen, it will have to be soon.“He’s 25 now. If he does not go in the next two years, by the time he is 27, he will never leave.“If he did, Real are the only club that would be right for him. Real shine brighter than any other club in the world.“If it happened, everyone would understand, nobody could be angry.”The former Bayern Munich star also suggested that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy may already have an agreement in place over a potential Kane departure.The Englishman is contracted at North London until 2024.last_img read more

Fire victims complete east Vancouver home

first_imgAfter toiling for a year, Patricia Kent and Dillon Haggerty have a warm home that they crafted with their own hands. Sure, their hands were stapled, hammered and cut in the process, but those were the battle wounds from going after something that they deeply wanted. “Some days you never thought you would get mud out of your fingernails. It was just there, permanently,” Haggerty said. The bright green house in east Vancouver is far removed from the old, dilapidated farmhouse that once stood in its place. It wasn’t always easy for a young, engaged couple with two children to put it together, and plans were revised again and again, but the family finally got four walls of their own. “Turning 30 knowing my house is done is definitely comforting,” Kent said.The couple celebrated Kent’s birthday and their new home Thursday night with friends, relatives, Realtors and workers who were part of the process. It was the big unveil after a fire burned down their former, rental home nearly 2½ years ago. “In a moment’s notice everything you have can be gone,” Kent said. “But it is the people that are in your life, the family that you have, the connections that you make, the real time you that spend building that life — that’s what really feels like living.” Buying the 7-acre property set in motion ambitious plans for permaculture, building, working and living off the land. Someday the couple will sell produce grown on site through their business, Delish Farms, which has been on hold since the fire.last_img read more

Anonymous person buys 1 million worth of toys to donate to children

Anonymous person buys 1 million worth of toys to donate to children

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. (WSVN) — While Toys “R” Us stores across the country are shutting their doors for the last time Friday, one location in North Carolina closed a day early — for a bittersweet reason.According to WNCN, workers at the Raleigh toy store said an anonymous person spent $1 million to buy out their remaining inventory in order to donate to children in the area.Now instead of opening to the public, staffers spent their last day boxing toys to put on a truck for the mystery buyer.Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy in September in hopes of turning around. But terrible Christmas sales left it on life support. The chain had 735 US stores when it announced plans to go out of business in March. Many closed before Friday, the last day for the remaining 200 locations.The 70-year old company will continue in some other countries, including Canada.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Nike Fit AR Just do it just scan your feet with your

first_imgPhone fun finds your feet a fine fit. Nike On the heels of the introduction of its self-tying Adapt BB sneakers, Nike is unveiling Fit, an AR feature designed to let you scan your feet to find the right shoe fit. The artificial-intelligence feature will be available through the Nike app, according to a Thursday release from the company.”Nike Fit is a new scanning solution that uses a proprietary combination of computer vision, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and recommendation algorithms to find your right fit in every Nike style,” Sandra Carreon-John, Nike’s global corporate communications director, said in an email.Nike says Fit addresses the shoe industry’s “antiquated” sizing methods. The tool has you scan your feet using your phone’s camera and collects 13 data points to map your “foot morphology” for both feet. The scan is then stored in your NikePlus member profile.After the scan, Nike will offer a “best fit for you” recommendation for footwear, whether you prefer shopping in-store or online. Additionally, you can try Nike Fit in a Nike retail store with the Nike Fit mat. If you’re shopping for friends and family, you can use Nike Fit to scan their feet as well. “In the short term, Nike Fit will improve the way Nike designs, manufactures and sells shoes — product better tailored to match consumer needs,” Nike said in the release. “A more accurate fit can contribute to everything from less shipping and fewer returns to better performance. The ultimate goal is, eventually, totally personalized product. No number, no gender, just your name and a custom-made pair of shoes.”  Carreon-John said the new technology will start rolling out in July in an update for the Nike app and in Nike retail stores. Europe will follow later this summer. Originally published May 9, 10:16 a.m. PT.Update, 11:12 a.m.: Adds comments from Nike exec.  Nike’s self-lacing sneaker will be worn in the NBA Tags Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Apps Wellnesscenter_img Post a comment 0 4:36 Nikelast_img read more

Union Budget reflects peoples aspirations BJP

Union Budget reflects peoples aspirations BJP

first_imgHyderabad: Welcoming the Union Budget -2019 presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, State BJP president K Laxman said, “It is the first Union budget ever presented by a woman, that too from the Telugu States, which, reflects chalking out a road map to fulfil the aspirations of the 130 crore people of the country.” Addressing media here on Friday, he said the budget recognised the needs of the common man and focused on the improvement of the living standards of the village poor. Also Read – Hyderabad: Cloth bags, anyone? Advertise With Us Besides, the Union Budget has given importance to the urban residents and middle- class and farmers. In line with the Economic Survey – 2019, the budget focuses on the savings, investments and exports to giving top priority to the agriculture and industrial sectors. Under the housing for all as per the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Laxman said, the middle-class have given a tax exemption of relief from 2.5 lakh to 3.5 lakh and it proposed to construct two crore housing units for the poor under Pradhana Mantri Awas Yojana. Also Read – Patancheru: Locals irked over overflowing nalas Advertise With Us However, people in Telangana are not able to get these benefits as the TRs government under Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has been diverting the PMAY funds to its failed scheme of double bedroom houses, he pointed out. Providing Rs 5,000 over the draft facility and one lakh unsecured loan to every member of the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) would further give a fillip to the empowerment of women, as already 70 per cent recipients of Mudra Yojana loans are women. Advertise With Us The proposal to establish 10,000 farmer’s production centres are a part of the Modi’s vision to make agriculture profitable by 2020. That apart, support to the artisans, fishermen, pension to the unorganized sector will benefit a considerable segment of people. Improvement of the basic amenities in the villages and proposal and proposals to spend Rs 80,250 crore for the PMGSY under III phase would further strengthen the rural road connectivity. The BJP leader said filing of income tax returns is made easier further to file returns with Aadhar. The transparent and easy procedures have brought 8.80 crore people under the tax net.last_img read more

PM looks for strong bonding with timetested friends

PM looks for strong bonding with timetested friends

first_imgNew Delhi : Ahead of his visit to France, the UAE and Bahrain, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday said the engagements will strengthen India’s relations with time-tested friends and help explore new areas of cooperation. Modi will visit the three countries from August 22 to 26. He will reach France on Thursday. The prime minister said his visit to France reflects the strong strategic partnership which the two countries deeply value and share. Also Read – In his first after abrogation of Art 370, Army chief to visit Srinagar today Advertise With Us From August 22-23, he will have bilateral meetings in France, including a summit interaction with President Emmanuel Macron and a meeting with PM Edouard Philippe. Modi will also interact with the Indian community and dedicate a memorial to the Indian victims of the two Air India crashes in France in the 1950s and 1960s. Later, from August 25-26, he will participate in the G7 Summit meetings as Biarritz Partner at the invitation of President Macron in the sessions on Environment, Climate, Oceans and on Digital Transformation. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us “India and France have excellent bilateral ties, which are reinforced by a shared vision to cooperate for further enhancing peace and prosperity for our two countries and the world at large,” the prime minister said. He said the strong strategic and economic partnership is complemented by a shared perspective on major global concerns such as terrorism and climate change. “I am confident that this visit will further promote our long-standing and valued friendship with France for mutual prosperity, peace and progress,” Modi said. Advertise With Us During the visit to the United Arab Emirates from August 23-24, the prime minister said he looks forward to discussing with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan the entire gamut of bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual interest. Modi said he also looks forward to jointly release the stamp to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi along with the Crown Prince. “It will be an honour to receive the ‘Order of Zayed’, the highest civilian decoration conferred by the UAE government, during this visit. I will also formally launch RuPay card to expand the network of cashless transactions abroad,” the prime minister said in the statement. Frequent high-level interactions between India and the UAE testify to our vibrant relations, he said. The UAE is the third-largest trade partner and fourth-largest exporter of crude oil for India, he said. “The qualitative enhancement of these ties is among one of our foremost foreign policy achievements. The visit would further strengthen our multifaceted bilateral ties with the UAE,” Modi said. The prime minister will be in Bahrain from August 24-25. This will be the first ever prime ministerial visit from India to the Kingdom. “I look forward to discussing with Prime Minister Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the ways to further boost our bilateral relations and share views on regional and international issues of mutual interest,” Modi said. The prime minister would also be meeting King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and other leaders. “I would also take the opportunity to interact with the Indian diaspora. I will be blessed to be present at the formal beginning of the re-development of the temple of Shreenathji – the oldest in the Gulf region – in the wake of the auspicious festival of Janmashtami. I am confident that this visit would further deepen our relationship across the sectors,” Modi said.last_img read more