Arnett Gardens FC will face Trinidad and Tobago’s W Connection FC in a Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship semi-final stage match at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, today, starting at 4:30 p.m. Having won Group Four with a maximum nine points last month, the Jerome Waite-coached Arnett will face a stern test against W Connection. Michaelous Martin scored four times in the group stage in the Dominican Republic while Kemal Malcolm found the back of the net three times. When the teams last met in the CFU tournament in 2002, W Connection defeated Arnett in the final. Today’s second semi-final will be between Haiti’s Don Bosco FC and Trinidad and Tobago’s Central FC. The final will be played on Sunday, with the winners advancing to the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League.
If you have the 12th of Never in the “Jimmy Garoppolo-Porn Actress Second Date” pool, you appear to be a winner.You, of course, recall back in July when the 49ers quarterback, still thrumming from signing a $137.5 million contract with the 49ers, hooked up with adult film actress Kiara Mia for a swanky dinner in a Beverly Hills restaurant. It was tastefully documented by TMZ.Not long after the date, Mia ran into a couple TMZ operatives. (I mean, what were the odds?) and raved about what a … read more
It’s a little past 1.30 p.m. and Acharya Satyendra Das (80)has just returned home from his work-place, the makeshift Ram Janmabhooomi temple at the disputed site.The Gopal Mandir complex he runs, close to the famous Hanumangarhi temple, has lots of open space: a verandah and two courtyards. However, much of the furniture is ordinary. Entry is also unrestricted, belying the significance of Satyendra Das, the headpriest of the makeshift Ram Janmabhooomi temple, a position be has held since March 1, 1992.“All the agitations organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad for Ram Mandir have been only to bring the BJP to power, and nothing else,” says the priest.While the VHP on November 25 staged a ‘Dharma Sabha’ here to mobilise support for the construction of a Ram temple, Das, the man who oversees the prayer and aarti at the makeshift temple daily, says the VHP is politically motivated. He was among the prominent Ayodhya seers who did not attend the meeting. The priest says the sabha was only an attempt by the VHP to show that it is still “strong and capable.” “What was the end-result of the sabha,” he asks, pointing out that the matter is in court and no new construction can take place at the site, which is heavily guarded by the CRPF jawans.He dares the VHP to breach court orders and place a brick at the disputed site if its threats were genuine. Das says the VHP has only tried to deceive Hindus and ‘Ram bhakts’ to help the BJP politically. It pocketed crores of money that came in as donations for the temple, he alleges.“First they started with the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir, and when they saw people were mobilised over the issue, they spoke of three temples [Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura]. After that they said not three, but 3,000 such mosques have been built after demolishing temples,” says Das.Born in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Purvanchal, earlier part of Basti, Das came to Ayodhya in 1958 to study Sanskrit and Hindu texts. He then served as a priest at the Hanumangarhi temple, before earning the title of ‘acharya’ from Varanasi. Das, who then acquired an M.A in Sanskrit, one of the three degrees be holds, taught at a Sanksrit university in Ayodhya till 2007 when he retired.In March, 1992, he was appointed the headpriest of the makeshift Ram Lalla temple by the government on the basis of his qualifications and clean record. The administration struggled to find a priest who either didn’t have a criminal record or was attached to a political party, Scharda Dubey notes in her book Portraits from Ayodhya.Das spends his mornings at the makeshift Ram Lalla temple. On November 25, the day the VHP staged a rally, over 67,000 persons visited the temple, in which Lord Ram’s idol is placed under a tent, heavily guarded by armed forces. The day after, it was business as usual. On any given day, 5,000 devotees offer prayers at the temple, says one of Das’ assistants.Visitors have to go through four gates of metal detector frames and frisking, and deposit every item except money and jewellery (which can be donated) at the security check. After that, they must pass through narrow caged barricades and stop a few metres away from the idol, which is placed at an elevated platform where the dome of the Babri Majid stood. Idols of Lord Ram’s three brothers are also kept there. Remnants of the Mughal-era structure and the brick-walls constructed by karsevaks on the day of the demolition in 1992 and stone-slabs are still present. Devotees can only take prasad from priest, usually of Das’ deputies, and offer donations. The priest says he “can’t see a way” how the temple will be constructed. He claims the SC is purposely delaying the matter as it “does not know” how to resolve the case. He is also pessimistic about the BJP. But if it brings an ordinance in the winter session, it will be a “good thing,” he says.“If they don’t, they will mislead Ram bhakts. It was in the election manifesto of the BJP they would prioritise the construction of Ram temple.” While the VHP’s cry has brought the focus back on Ayodhya, the Yogi Adityanath government moved to clear a 221-metre statue of Lord Ram on the banks of the Saryu, days after it renamed Faizabad district as Ayodhya.Das says all these annoucements are “inducements” to mislead “Ram bhakts” to bring the BJP back to power in 2019.“They are not delivering on their promise to build a Ram Mandir,” he charges. read more
zoom Greek shipowner DryShips has raised USD 100 million of gross proceeds from its rights offering of shares, the company said.The gross proceeds amount includes a USD 99.2 million investment by Sierra Investments, which is affiliated with DryShips’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, George Economou, the company said.Namely, DryShips inked a backstop purchase agreement with Sierra, pursuant to which Sierra committed to buying common stock shares that are not issued to existing shareholders.The offering, which expired on October 2, 2017, saw DryShips’ common stock shares priced at par value of USD 0.01 per share.Each subscription right entitled their respective holder to a right to purchase approximately 1.1526 shares at a subscription price of USD 2.75 per share.As disclosed, rights holders subscribed for an aggregate of 305,760 shares of common stock and the company raised approximately USD 0.8 million of gross proceeds therefrom, while some 36,057,876 shares will be issued to Sierra.The company said the common stock shares would be delivered to their subscribers on October 4, 2017.DryShips intends to use the cash proceeds for vessel acquisitions and repaying of Sierra credit facility in addition to general corporate purposes.Following the closing of the rights offering, the amount outstanding under the Sierra credit facility will be USD 73.8 million and the facility is expected to be refinanced with a new secured loan facility with Sierra.Additionally, the total number of shares of common stock outstanding will be 104,274,708, while entities affiliated with Mr. Economou, will beneficially own approximately 69.5% of the issued and outstanding common stock, the company informed. read more
Each week throughout the NFL season, we’ll be publishing Elo ratings for teams and using them to simulate the remainder of the season, and calculate each team’s chances of making the playoffs and winning the Super Bowl. Read about our methodology for details about how the system works.Elo ratings have been applied in many endeavors, from soccer to chess; we’ve simply taken the system and revised it to work with NFL data. Elo ratings have many virtues, including being simple and transparent. However, they’re based on a very limited set of information — only the final scores of games and home-field advantage is accounted for. Therefore, we very much doubt that they can consistently beat Las Vegas betting lines; the point spreads and win probabilities listed here are purely for fun and will not reflect important factors such as key injuries or personnel changes.The two charts below show the initial 2014 NFL Elo ratings, which are based on a mean-reverted version of ratings from the end of the 2013 season, as well as the league’s Week 1 matchups. read more
Black Panther Singles Climb Billboard Hot 100 6-singles-black-panther-album-hit-billboard-hot-100 Facebook News “King’s Dead” and “Pray For Me” are joined by six newcomers from Wakanda on the latest Billboard Hot 100, led by “All The Stars”Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 21, 2018 – 1:52 pm As the movie Black Panther and Kendrick Lamar’s curated Black Panther: The Album continue to make inroads, more tracks have hit the Billboard Hot 100, while Black Panther: The Album hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the week ending Feb. 15.In the most recent tally on Feb. 24, two songs were on the Hot 100 from the previous week — “Pray For Me,” combining Lamar with The Weeknd, at No. 11, while “King’s Dead” moved from No. 69 up to No. 38, blending Lamar with James Blake, Future and Jay Rock.Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars” entered the Hot 100 at position No. 9. Its official video was posted on YouTube Feb. 6 and is now up to more than 27 million views. Other tracks making their first appearance include “X” at No. 49 by 2 Chainz, Saudi and Schoolboy Q. This is Saudi’s personal debut on the Hot 100.One of the love songs featured on our recent Valentine’s Day playlist, “The Ways” by Khalid and Swae Lee enters at No. 63. SOB X RBE, who just announced they’d be touring with Post Malone, debut on the chart at No. 67 with their powerful “Paramedic!”The two other Black Panther Hot 100 newcomer tracks are the catchy “Big Shot” at No. 71, with Lamar and Travis Scott, trailed by the lyrical powerhouse “Black Panther” rap of Lamar’s at No. 91.Stay tuned to see what other cultural products of Wakanda explore the Billboard charts on their own.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Email Twitter 6 Singles From ‘Black Panther: The Album’ Hit Billboard Hot 100 read more
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Mosharraf HossainHousing and public works minister Mosharraf Hossain on said on Monday that the duties on liquor in the country should be reduced to attract more foreigners to the country’s tourist sites, news agency UNB reports.”The foreigners do not like the rate of the liquor that they are paying in the bars,” he said in his speech on budget for the 2018-19 fiscal in the Parliament.The minister also urged the government to increase the licensed bars of the country.”Currently there are only 96 bars in the country that have government license,” he said.The minister also said that in Gulshan and Banani areas of the capital city, there are many restaurants which are serving liquor but they do not pay the regular taxes to the government exchequer.”Give them legal license those who are serving these,” he said.He also urged the government to take applicable taxes from these bars in the national exchequer.The minister also requested the government to reduce the proposed registration tax on flat for boosting up the real estate sector of the country.”Make it 7 per cent for flat registration,” he suggested. read more