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Kamal Nath appeals to PM for flood resurvey

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an immediate Central assistance of ₹9,000 crore as flood relief and a resurvey of affected areas. During a 45-minute meeting with Mr. Modi in New Delhi on Friday, Mr. Nath apprised him of the floods in the State and submitted a memorandum on the loss to farmers. He said the situation in the State must be declared ‘severe’. Mr. Nath sought ₹6,621.28 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund and ₹2,285.88 crore separately for the reconstruction of infrastructure. “Rain has continued since the last visit of a Central team,” he said. “Therefore, there is a need for a resurvey of affected areas, and I request you to send a team”. The Prime Minister assured him of help. The appeal comes a fortnight after Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia had expressed dissatisfaction with the State government’s preliminary survey and demanded a reassessment and “adequate compensation” for the affected farmers. Stating that kharif crop loss in the State would have countrywide ramifications, he said supply of produce to other parts would be affected. Earlier, State Law Minister P.C. Sharma had pegged the crop loss at ₹9,600 crore in 24 lakh hectares, with 22 lakh farmers affected. Cumulatively, the loss to infrastructure, livestock and crops was worth ₹16,000 crore, said Mr. Nath. He informed Mr. Modi that until now the State had witnessed 46% more rain than normal. And 20 out of the 52 districts had witnessed 60% more rain than normal. Crops ravagedMandsaur, Neemuch and Agar Malwa districts in the Malwa region were the worst affected due to rain. And except for paddy, all the other crops were ravaged, he said. Moreover, 1 lakh houses were damaged and 242 villages were completely or partially evacuated. Around 1,100 km of roads and more than 1,700 bridges were destroyed.last_img read more

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De Jesus says DLSU setter Cobb still lacks maturity

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Just as Michelle Cobb was making a name for herself as a capable playmaker for De La Salle, she went on a slump that not only affected her, but her whole team as well.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding First it was Jasmine Nabor’s dominance in National University’s five-set win over La Salle wherein the Lady Bulldog tallied 53 excellent sets to Cobb’s 27.And Cobb was once again in the middle of La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus’ post-game talk wherein the 10-time champion mentor said his setter needs to play better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle lost in four sets to Adamson University, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in a match where Lady Falcon setter Fhen Emnas, who dished out 43 excellent sets, outplayed Cobb.“Our setter needs to experience this kind of a big game so she can overcome the pressure that is brought upon her shoulders,” said De Jesus in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “This is for her own good and for the improvement of the whole team as well. She has to see what adjustments she needs to make and how she can handle these types of situations.”Cobb’s lackluster play has coincided with La Salle’s subpar performance and the Lady Spikers have slipped to 4-2 and their loss was their first at the hands of Lady Falcons since dropping a 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 decision in Season 70.The sophomore setter has proven herself as La Salle’s main distributor most notably in the Lady Spikers’ 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 win over University of the Philippines.Cobb finished with 10 points and 32 excellent sets for La Salle against the Lady Maroons that saw the 19-year-old score three straight aces to cap off the victory.“I think Cobb’s maturity as a setter is still lacking because there were times where her decision-making wasn’t apt to what was happening on the floor,” said De Jesus. “She’ll eventually get this experience along the way.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roque says Vicente left UE for ‘personal reasons’last_img read more

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UTT to kick start in Chennai on July 13

first_imgChennai, Jun 26 (PTI) The inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis, the countrys first-ever professional table tennis league, will kick off with the first leg here from July 13 to 20. The six-team leagues opening game would see RP-SG Mavericks featuring Indias top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal, taking on Falcons TTC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here. A total of eight ties would be played in the city, a press note said. After the first leg, the League would move to New Delhi, where the second leg would be held from July 21 to 25 at the Thyagaraj Stadium. The final leg of the league would be held in Mumbai starting July 26 with the semifinals and final to be played at the NSCI. While the semifinals would be held on July 28 and July 29, the final will be played on July 30. Each franchise would be a combination of overseas and Indian players – four men and four women, along with one Indian and one international coach each. The franchises are club-based instead of city-based unlike other popular leagues in the country and features Maharashtra United, Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas, Dabbang Smashers TTC, iProspect Challengers, Falcons TTC (Bayside Spinners) and RP-SG Mavericks. The League features 24 players from abroad including mens World No. 7 Wong Chun Ting and womens World No. 9 Han Ying. An equal number of Indians including Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra would be part of the first edition of UTT. Apart from foreign players, coaches from abroad would also be part of the league, with each team having an international coach apart from one Indian. The league would be played in a format wherein each team will play nine matches in a tie with each tie comprising three games. Ultimate Table Tennis aims to benefit the development of Indian players by allowing them to play alongside some of the worlds best, said Vita Dani, owner and co-promoter of Ultimate Table Tennis. The league would be telecast live on the Star Sports network, Hotstar and Jio TV, the release said. PTI SS SSC AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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Chinese farmers swap sheep for skis ahead of Olympics

first_imgBeijing, Sept 13 (AFP) It may be hot outside but that doesn’t stop doctors and former shepherds on skis snowploughing on giant white treadmills on the outskirts of Beijing — part of the battalions of workers learning the sport ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. China is scrambling to build enthusiasm for winter sports ahead of the Games with an ambitious goal to increase the number of fans tenfold, to 300 million, by 2022. The doctors, nurses and former sheep farmers are part of this mammoth effort, training for several days a week over the past year to make the cut as volunteers and workers during the Games. The training continued through the searing summer in Yanqing district on the outskirts of Beijing, which will host several events in 2022, including Alpine skiing, bobsledding, skeleton, and luge. Amid balmy temperatures outside, the students stood on skis on two inclined treadmills that were sprayed with water inside a gymnasium. Lang Enge and his team of 25 farmers and shepherds practised their moves to be able to do “whatever the government arranges for us”, such as cable car maintenance work, snow gear repair and operating artificial snow machines. “Almost all farmers sold their sheep in our village, there are no shepherds now in Yanqing,” says Lang, 29. The sheepherders decided to sell their flocks after the local government told them they could keep them but could no longer take them to the mountains due to overgrazing. Lang sold his 300 sheep and decided to focus on skiing instead.The local government finances all the training, promising jobs related to the Winter Olympics. Lang and his friends hope that by learning to ski, they can land permanent jobs in ski resorts after the Olympics.advertisement- Once-in-a-lifetime chance -=============================== In the meantime, Lang is working as a temporary traffic and public security employee for the local government. He said other farmers are working as taxi drivers, factory workers or car salesmen. Doctors and nurses are also training at the same gym, but for a different challenge: working as medical volunteers who can rush down a slope to help an injured athlete. “It’s a challenge for me. I hope to have more time to do my best,” said Jiang Wei, 30, a nurse at the local hospital, before jumping into the skiing simulator, wearing elbow and knee pads and a helmet, as an instructor gave her advice. The farmers appeared more confident on the slope simulator, slowly slaloming on the moving carpet while the doctors and nurses were still grabbing onto a security pole at the bottom of the treadmill. “I think the people I trained will be suitable for these jobs,” said E Yinchun, one of the trainers. China is not the first country to train medical staff to ski for the Olympic Games, where athletes can get injured by attempting risky jumps and making high-speed turns. But for the farmers in Yanqing this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a better-paying job. Lang and his team have left the countryside for good and now they are working for the district office while they prepare for the big event in February 2022. What will happen after the Games is still uncertain. Especially, he said, now that “there are no sheep farmers in town”. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

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All three 2020 iPhone models will reportedly come with 5G support

first_imgMuch like last year and the upcoming September event, Apple is expected to launch three iPhone models in 2020 as well. So far, rumours have suggested that all three 2020 iPhones will sport OLED displays and that a couple of them may also get 120Hz displays like the iPad Pro. Now, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that all three iPhones in 2020 will come with 5G support.Kuo had previously said that only two out of three iPhones in 2020 would come with 5G support. The 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone models were said to support 5G while the more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone XR successor would only support 4G/LTE. However, in a new note to investors on Sunday, Kuo said that Apple will launch all its iPhone models next year with 5G support in order to compete against affordable 5G Android smartphones, as reported by MacRumors.The analyst added that Apple’s recent acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem chip business would give the company more resources for developing the 5G iPhone. Another motivator for Apple would also be the expectation of 5G Android phones getting cheaper in 2020, Kuo adds. All three 2020 iPhone models are said to support both mmWave and Sub-6GHz spectrum to meet the requirement of the US market. It is unclear if Apple will launch 5G iPhones with only Sub-6GHz support to make them more affordable in other markets like China.Despite Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s modem business for $1 billion, Kuo says that the company will continue relying on Qualcomm’s modem chips in its 2020 5G iPhone lineup. Apple is also reportedly working on its own modem chips, which we expect to see inside iPhones in 2021. Meanwhile, the next trio of iPhones set to launch in September will be closer to last year’s models. There will be an LCD iPhone XR successor, while the iPhone XS and XS Max successors will sport OLED displays. A major upgrade this time around will be the cameras with the 2019 iPhone XR rumoured to get dual cameras and the more premium models coming with triple cameras housed in a square-shaped module.advertisementlast_img read more

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Italy set for play-offs after Macedonia draw

first_imgItaly 1 Macedonia 1: Azzurri fail to clinch play-off spot with disappointing draw Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 04:52 10/7/17 Leonardo Bonucci - cropped Getty Images Italy were pegged back by a late Macedonia goal, failing to get a win that would have confirmed a World Cup play-off spot next month. Italy failed to secure a World Cup play-off spot as they were held to an uninspiring 1-1 draw with Macedonia at the Stadio Olimpico.Victory would have assured Gian Piero Ventura’s side of another chance to qualify behind group winners Spain, but they were unable to see out a win in Torino.The Azzurri barely got out of second gear against their stubborn visitors but took a first-half lead through Giorgio Chiellini. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. They were made to pay for their sluggish second-half display when Palermo forward Aleksandar Trajkovski lashed home in the 77th minute to claim a memorable point for Igor Angelovski’s side.Italy travel to Albania on Monday for their final Group G game and will want a significantly improved performance to try to secure a play-off spot.The Azzurri, captained by Gianluigi Buffon wearing their traditional blue shirt on his 172nd international appearance, looked sharp in the early stages and should have been ahead inside eight minutes.| A strange sight, but a beautiful one! #ITAMKD #WCQ pic.twitter.com/qb9PNRsnBf — Italy (@azzurri) October 6, 2017 Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne combined cleverly on the edge of the Macedonia area to allow the latter to break through a static defence and force Stole Dimitrievski into a smart save.Macedonia, clearly not content to sit back and soak up pressure, carved out an excellent opportunity of their own 10 minutes later, but Goran Pandev’s crisp volley was well held by Buffon.Italy then wasted two glorious opportunities to take the lead.Insigne met Marco Parolo’s clipped cross in the middle of the area but his header lacked direction and was gathered by Dimitrievski.The Macedonia goalkeeper should have been called into action again shortly after when Davide Zappacosta pulled down a deep cross inside the area. The Chelsea defender scuffed his half-volley horribly over, though.The mounting pressure paid off five minutes before the break as Chiellini scored his eighth goal for his country.Insigne sliced open the Macedonia defence with an incisive pass into the path of Immobile, who slid in a first-time cross for the Juventus defender to coolly slot through the legs of Dimitrievski.The second half was played out at a pedestrian pace with the first attempt on goal not coming until the 64th minute. Stefan Spirovski tried his luck from distance, but Buffon was equal to his sweetly struck shot.  The Juventus stopper was in the right place again a few minutes later to keep out Ilija Nestorovski’s header from a teasing cross.Macedonia’s positive second-half display was rewarded 13 minutes from time when Trajkovski latched onto Pandev’s throughball to fire an unstoppable shot past Buffon into the bottom-left corner. Substitute Federico Bernardeschi drilled a long-range effort wide in the closing stages, but three points would only have served to flatter Ventura’s side after a hugely disappointing performance.  read morelast_img read more

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Wolves boss Nuno the latest to turn down Everton

first_imgTransfers Everton fail in approach for Wolves boss Espirito Santo as Koeman successor search goes on Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:06 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nuno Espírito Santo Getty Images Transfers Wolverhampton Wanderers Everton Premier League The Toffees have tried to secure a new manager over the international break but haven’t yet found the right man for the job Goal understands that Wolverhampton Wanderers have rejected Everton’s enquires over hiring manager Nuno Espírito Santo, who remains happy as the boss of the Championship table toppers. Nuno leads an ambitious project at Wolves, who have spent heavily in order to aid their ambition to win promotion to the Premier League this season.Everton 21/10 to beat Palace 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 The former Porto and Valencia boss has taken his side two points clear at the top of the Championship with 35 points from 16 games. Everton’s search for a replacement for Ronald Koeman has so far been fraught with disappointment after Watford rejected their approach for Marco Silva and Sam Allardyce declared himself no longer interested in the role. Koeman was sacked nearly a month ago by Everton with David Unsworth taking over as caretaker manager having declared himself keen on filling the vacancy on a permanent basis at Goodison Park. Ronald Koeman EvertonEverton are now out of the relegation zone after their win over Silva’s Watford side ahead of the international break. However, the club are only two points clear of safety and are out of the Europa League and Carabao Cup, after not winning any of the eight games prior to the 3-2 victory.last_img read more

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Arsenal 0 Manchester City 3

first_imgArsenal 0 Manchester City 3: Guardiola routs Wenger again in 100th game in charge Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 05:36 3/2/18 Bernardo Silva Getty Images Arsene Wenger’s position at Arsenal looks increasingly precarious after a second thumping defeat by Manchester City in five days. Manchester City delivered another sublime show of attacking brilliance as Pep Guardiola’s side marked the manager’s 100th game in charge with a 3-0 demolition of hapless Arsenal.City beat Arsenal by the same scoreline in Sunday’s EFL Cup final win at Wembley, giving Guardiola a first trophy after 18 months in English football.And the runaway Premier League leaders – now 16 points clear of rivals Manchester United – blew Arsenal away before the break, becoming the first team to score three goals away to the Gunners in the first half of a Premier League match. 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 Arsenal made a decent start but Leroy Sane fed Bernardo Silva for a glorious opener after 15 minutes, and the Germany international was then involved in a stunning team goal as David Silva – who was on target at Wembley – added a second.Sane scored the third before the break, finishing off another superb move, as Arsenal were regularly sliced open at a half-empty Emirates, the stadium adorned with blue lines in the snow.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a second-half penalty saved and another heavy defeat increases the growing pressure on Arsene Wenger, whose side are 10 points outside the Champions League qualification places, as sensational City close in on the title.3 – Arsenal have conceded three goals in the first half of a Premier League home game for the first time ever. Overwhelmed. pic.twitter.com/BGR7ok0X7f— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2018Henrikh Mkhitaryan urged Arsenal to “fight” for Wenger in the build-up to the game and Ederson had to save an early sighter from the Armenia international, while Vincent Kompany deflected a cross from Aaron Ramsey into the chest of City’s goalkeeper.But the visitors scored with their first meaningful attack, Bernardo Silva netting a brilliant strike.Sane drove at the Arsenal defence with pace and skill, slipping in the Portugal international, who worked the ball on to his left foot and bent a glorious curler into Petr Cech’s top-right corner.Ederson beat away Granit Xhaka’s long-range free-kick, the goalkeeper then diving to his right to cling on to a sharp Ramsey strike.But City’s clinical cutting edge sliced Arsenal open with another breathtaking attack after 27 minutes.Sane was at the heart of it again, bamboozling Shkodran Mustafi and feeding Sergio Aguero, who laid the ball into David Silva’s path. The Spain international’s first touch was perfect, the second lashing a left-footed finish beyond a helpless Cech.If you dont like this you dont like football !!! #SharkTeam— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) March 1, 2018City were rampant, a glorious third arriving within five minutes, Sane this time on target.Aguero’s clever touch on the halfway line created acres of space in the Arsenal defence, Kevin De Bruyne sliding Kyle Walker clear to square a low cross for Sane to roll the ball home.Nicolas Otamendi’s poor challenge on Mkhitaryan offered Arsenal a lifeline shortly after the restart – the Gunners having been booed off at the break – but Ederson dived to his left to keep out Aubameyang’s tame penalty.11 – Manchester City have saved 11 of the last 19 penalties they have faced in all competitions (excludes penalty shootouts). Intimidating. pic.twitter.com/zF0ZcQeTzc— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2018With the game won before the break, City were understandably less incisive, some sloppy passing marring their second-half display, while Walker limped off with 20 minutes remaining.Cech denied Aguero his 200th goal for the club but Guardiola could not have hoped for a more comprehensive victory to mark his City century, with Wenger left to wonder how to fix a team that has been heavily beaten three times by the league leaders this season. Key Opta stats:- Arsenal suffered their joint-heaviest home Premier League defeat, having also lost by three-goal margins to Coventry (1993), Middlesbrough (2001) and Chelsea (twice in 2009).- Manchester City have now scored more Premier League goals this season (82) than they scored in the entirety of last season (80).- This was Manchester City’s biggest away win at Arsenal in any competition since a 4-0 triumph in November 1912.- The Gunners have lost more matches in all competitions in 2018 than any other Premier League team (seven).- Arsenal are now on their longest Premier League run without a clean sheet (10 matches) since February 2002 (11 matches).- David Silva is only the third David to score on St. David’s Day in the Premier League, after David Dunn (Blackburn v Man City in 2003) and David Luiz (Chelsea v Man Utd in 2011).- This was the first time Arsenal conceded three goals in the first half of a home Premier League game and the first time they’d done so in a home league game since March 1989 against Nottingham Forest. read morelast_img read more

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3rd Test: Australia on course to regain Ashes Urn after England’s horror collapse

first_img No data available! advertisement view more view less graphs scorecardcenter_img commentary Associated Press LeedsAugust 24, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 00:22 IST Josh Hazlewood finished with figures of 5/30 as Australia bowled England out for 67 in Leeds on Friday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland were bundled out for 67 after Hazlewood’s 5-wicket haul16 wickets fell on Day 3 as Australia on topLabuschagne’s fifty helped Australia extend lead to 283 at StumpsAustralia were on course to retain the Ashes after skittling out England for 67 inside 28 overs before stretching its lead to 283 runs on an action-packed second day of the third Test when 16 wickets fell.Australia closed on 171-6 on Friday, with stand-in batsman Marnus Labuschagne again impressing with a patient 53 not out, meaning the English will likely have to score more than 300 to win a Test they cannot afford to lose.England trails 1-0 in the five-match series and cannot regain the urn if it falls 2-0 behind with two Tests remaining.On a chastening day for the host, England posted its second-lowest test total against Australia since 1904 – beating only a score of 52 in 1948 – and its 12th lowest in Test history. It is the fourth time since the start of 2018 that England has scored less than 100 in an innings.A sensational day for our Aussies with the bowlers in top form and Marnus Labuschagne (53 not out) again the star with the bat #Ashes pic.twitter.com/XBqs2mFQSYCricket Australia (@CricketAus) August 23, 2019By scoring 12, Joe Denly became England’s lowest top-scorer in a Test innings ever.Making things worse was the sight of Jofra Archer, the team’s new pace-bowling sensation, hobbling off in the final session after breaking down midway through an over. He bowled 17.1 overs on Thursday when he returned figures of 6-43, and surely cannot have expected to be returning to bowl again halfway through Friday.Yet that is what materialized after a now-familiar collapse, this time in just 27.5 overs.advertisementJosh Hazlewood led the Australian attack with figures of 5-30, with fellow pacemen Pat Cummins (3-23) and James Pattinson (2-9) taking the rest of the wickets on a day when England’s batting flaws were exposed once again. David Warner in the slips took an Australia-record four catches.Jason Roy (9) again fell cheaply -that’s now only 49 runs in five innings for the limited-overs specialist in this series – before captain Joe Root went for a second-ball duck, having had a golden duck in the drawn second test at Lord’s last week.Ben Stokes would then rue his decision to chase after a very wide one from Pattinson, only to nick it behind.England reached lunch on 54-6, and lost its last four wickets in the first 23 balls of the second session – including Chris Woakes off the first ball after the resumption.England needed to bowl out Australia quickly to stand a realistic chance of a win and did manage to reduce the tourists to 52-3, with Warner the first batsman to depart for 2 off the eighth ball of the innings.Labuschange delivers once again!However, Labuschagne, the replacement for Steve Smith in this test, was showing a willingness to leave the ball outside off-stump unlike many batsmen in this match, and simply plodded along. His unbeaten 53 came off 139 balls.He was dropped by Root in the slips on 14, overturned an umpire’s decision to give him out to an edge behind on 24, then saw replays show he nicked behind to Stokes, only for the allrounder to be adjudged to have bowled a no-ball.Labuschagne reached his half-century in the next-to-last over of the day to back up his 74 from the first innings and 59 from the second innings at Lord’s, when he replaced the concussed Smith.Labuschagne’s 111-run stand with Warner on Thursday remains comfortably the biggest partnership from either side and might prove to be the defining period of the match.Matthew Wade fell for 33 before stumps, giving Stokes a second wicket to show for his efforts, and captain Tim Paine also went second ball to Stuart Broad.Pattinson was 2 not out.Archer provided a bit of light relief before his injury scare – which later proved to be only cramp – when he ran 80 meters toward Headingley’s Western Terrace after a steward confiscated an inflatable watermelon being thrown around by spectators.Archer took it off the steward, and punched it back into the crowd.”Super, super Jof,” came the chants from England fans.Also Read | Pakistan to host Sri Lanka in ODI, T20I series in SeptemberAlso Read | India vs West Indies, 1st Test: Virat Kohli elated as Jadeja hits 4th 50-plus score in last 8 inningsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Ashes 2019Follow Ashes 3rd TesFollow England cricket teamFollow Marnus LabuschagneFollow Josh HazlewoodFollow Ben StokesFollow LeedsFollow Headingley 3rd Test: Australia on course to regain Ashes Urn after England’s horror collapseAshes 3rd Test, Day 2: Australia ended the second day with a 283-run lead on their bag as Marnus Labuschange stood firm once again for the visitors. Earlier in the day, England posted their 2nd-lowest test total against Australia since 1904. last_img read more

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Extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesnt prevent preeclampsia study

first_imgTORONTO – Taking high-dose folic acid during pregnancy does not prevent pre-eclampsia in women at elevated risk for the potentially deadly condition, a Canadian-led international study has found.The finding, which refutes a long-held belief about folic acid’s preventive role in pre-eclampsia, is expected to alter the practice of prescribing extra doses of the B vitamin to high-risk pregnant women worldwide.Principal investigator Dr. Mark Walker of the University of Ottawa said the study’s finding doesn’t mean foregoing low-dose folic acid, which is taken to prevent fetal neural-tube defects, which can cause such conditions as spina bifida.“All women should take folic acid for at least three months prior to conception,” said Walker, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at the Ottawa Hospital. “I think it’s safe and efficacious to take .4 to 1 milligram of folic acid in a multivitamin throughout the pregnancy.“However, those women who are at risk for pre-eclampsia, there is no benefit to being on a high dose of folic acid.”Pre-eclampsia is a condition caused by elevated blood pressure as a result of pregnancy. It is the second-leading cause of maternal death in Canada after venous blood clots that go to the lungs. Each year, about 78,000 women around the world die from the condition.After pre-term birth, pre-eclampsia is also the second-leading cause of perinatal mortality in Canada, “so it’s a big contributor to still birth as well as neonatal death,” said Walker.“In the majority of cases, we need to deliver the baby to save the mother’s life,” he said. “If that’s at 37 weeks, it’s not such a problem. But if it’s at 26 or 28 weeks, it is a huge issue.”Walker said previous observational studies, by his team and other research groups around the globe, had led to the conclusion that having high-risk women take an extra four mg of folic acid daily during pregnancy would cut the incidence of pre-eclampsia by about 30 per cent.But the Ottawa scientists wanted to put that notion to the acid test with a large randomized controlled trial, the type of study considered the gold standard of medical research.The 2011-2016 study recruited about 2,300 pregnant women at risk for pre-eclampsia, who were enrolled at 70 centres in five countries — Canada, the U.K., Australia, Jamaica and Argentina.Half the women were randomly assigned to take four extra milligrams of folic acid daily, while the other half received a placebo pill.“What we had hypothesized and anticipated was that the high-dose folic acid would reduce the incidence of pre-eclampsia by 30 per cent,” said Walker.“However, what we found was there was absolutely no difference between the group treated with high-dose folic acid and the placebo. Both groups had a pre-eclampsia rate around 14 per cent.”Walker believes findings from the study, published Wednesday in the BMJ, will “absolutely” change standard practice around the world.Dr. Linda Szymanski, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic, said she was not surprised by the finding and that high-dose folic acid is not something she or her colleagues would have prescribed to prevent pre-eclampsia.“I would hope if that people were prescribing it for pre-eclampsia prevention that this study would change their practice because it is a well-done randomized controlled trial, with a lot of subjects,” Szymanski, who was not involved in the research, said Wednesday from Rochester, Minn.“I think that if I were prescribing it for pre-eclampsia, this would have affected my practice.”Doctors often have pregnant women at risk of pre-eclampsia take low-dose Aspirin. But that regimen isn’t foolproof either — studies have shown the drug reduces the incidence of the condition by only about 10 to 20 per cent.In an editorial, British specialists say the Canadian-led findings “are another disappointment in the long search for a more effective measure to prevent pre-eclampsia.”“All pregnant women and their families hope for a healthy pregnancy and a happy outcome; until we find additional ways to prevent pre-eclampsia, thousands of women each year will not achieve this goal,” write Jenny Myers of the University of Manchester; Marcus Green, chief executive of the group Action on Pre-eclampsia; and obstetrics research professor Lucy Chappell of King’s College London.The next step for Walker’s team is to follow the children born to mothers in the study up to the age of six to assess their neurological and behavioural development, to see if they derived any benefit or harm from maternal exposure to extra folic acid.But longer term, the researchers hope to determine what intervention could prevent pre-eclampsia, which even without severe complications can lead to hospitalization during pregnancy and pre-term delivery through induction or caesarean section.“We plan a couple of more trials and we’re not going to rest until we’ve answered this question,” Walker said.— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. 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Sunanda Pushkar death case: Court reserves order for May 13 on Swamy’s plea

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday reserved its order for May 13 on Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking to be part of the trial in the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. Special judge Arun Bhardwaj passed the order after hearing all the parties. Swamy’s plea has also sought to bring on record the Delhi Police’s vigilance report on tampering of evidence in the case and claimed that it might lead to framing of additional charges. Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple were staying in the hotel as the official bungalow of Tharoor was being renovated at that time. The former Union minister has been charged under sections 498-A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC.last_img read more

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Morocco Announces Officially Approved Tourist Guides

Taroudant – In its attempt to organize the tourism sector and fight against fake guides (locally known as les “faux guides”) the Moroccan government published the full list of officially approved tourist guides, who are authorized by the touristic delegation.The government made available on the website of the Ministry of Tourism and Data.gov.ma the list of the authorized guides, including their full names, the city in which they work, their status and the languages they spoke.For better services, tourists are highly required to contact approved guides whose names are included in the list. In the same sense, the list of approved travel agencies has been put online in early January.This initiative is in line with the broader government’s willingness to secure and organize the tourism sector in the kingdom.Last year, Morocco’s tourism sector performed well, with the majority of tourists who visited the kingdom in the second and third quarters of 2014 expressed satisfaction with their visit.Lahcen Haddad, Tourism Minister, said in December, that “the sector attracted $ 2 billion in investments in 2014, to bring the overall investments in the sector since the launch of the 2020 Vision to 7 billion dollars, despite a challenging international economic environment.” read more

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Badr Hari’s Ex-Partner Estelle Cruyff Allegedly Converts to Islam

Rabat – Estelle Cruyff, Badr Hari’s ex-partner has reportedly converted to Islam, according to Moroccan news outlet Alyaoum24 in its weekend edition.According to the same source, the 37-year old Dutch woman made shahada, or the Islamic declaration of faith affirming the oneness of God and the acceptance of Muhammad as His prophet, during the funeral of the Moroccan kickboxing champion’s sister in Kenitra.Estelle Cruyff, who is the niece of Dutch football legend, Johan Cruyff, had been married with another Dutch football legend, Ruud ­Gullit. They split in 2012. Badri Hari’s sister died earlier this week in the Netherlands after a prolonged illness. Though Cruyff split up with Hari a year ago, she attended the funeral because she was friends with his sister, sources acquainted with the subject in the Netherlands told Morocco World News.The Moroccan super heavyweight champion announced the death of his sister via Instagram on Tuesday.“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return. My dearest and most beautiful sister has returned to Allah, may Allah forgive her and grant her the highest Paradise, Jennat Al Firdaus,” Hari wrote in English and Arabic mourning the death of his sister. read more

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Taseko Mines Ltd suing Ottawa for blocking development of 15billion gold and

VANCOUVER — Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX: TKO) is suing the federal government in B.C. Supreme Court and seeking unspecified compensation for a 2014 decision that blocked development of a proposed $1.5 billion gold and copper deposit.The Vancouver-based company claims that the government and its agents — including the environment minister at the time — failed to meet their legal duties to Taseko when they blocked the New Prosperity project.Taseko also alleges, among other things, that its property was effectively expropriated without compensation when a federal cabinet decision on Feb. 25, 2014, made its mineral rights essentially worthless.The company didn’t say how much money it’s seeking through the lawsuit, filed in the provincial court, but said its seeking general and punitive damages, plus interest, and any other relief that the court may choose.The federal government did not immediately return a message seeking comment.Proxy fights get started: Raging River wants change at Taseko MinesTaseko seeks to sue Ottawa for damages over B.C. mine rejectionThe suit was announced Friday, three days before Taseko and the federal government are scheduled to face off in Vancouver with a related dispute before the Federal Court of Canada.The latest claim dated Thursday relates to an open-pit project, 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, B.C., Taseko had promoted as a major economic driver in the Cariboo region of the B.C. Interior.Its suit says the project would have provided about 550 direct jobs and 1,280 indirect jobs and contribute about $459-million annually to the province’s gross domestic product.The project and its predecessor, the Prosperity project, ran into opposition over environmental issues and both were rejected in 2014 and 2010 by the Harper Conservative government on advice from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.“Given the conduct of the Government of Canada and its agents we have no other choice but to defend the interests of our shareholders and to protect their assets,” Taseko CEO Russell Hallbauer said in a statement. read more

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Scientists inject ozone into packaging to make food last longer

first_imgFresh food that’s prepared and packaged in a clean environment still only has a shelf life of a few days, even when refrigerated. That in turn means there’s only a very short period of time in which to transport and sell that food, and ultimately it leads to a lot of waste.Improving the shelf life of such food would cut down on waste considerably, and a group of scientists working out of the University of Glasgow think they have a solution.The reason food becomes un-saleable after a few days is because any bacteria, mold, or fungi that remains on the food when packaged starts to take hold. The more of that you can remove, the longer the food will last. So the scientists in Glasgow decided to inject packaged food with ozone.Ozone is already well-known for its bacteria-killing properties. It’s used as a disinfectant, for preparing pharmaceuticals, sanitizing swimming pools, and washing several foods including fruit and vegetables. For packaged food, a retractable device is placed against the plastic (or glass) packaging, which turns some of the oxygen inside into ozone. It then remains in this form for a couple of hours and kills any bacteria/mold/fungi it encounters before reverting back to oxygen.The end result is packaged food with a lot less bacteria contained within it and a treatment that has no impact on its taste. In real terms, it means the food gains at least an extra 24 hours of shelf life, which is a big improvement when you consider some food stuffs currently only lasts a handful of days.The following video shows the difference the ozone injection makes. The muffins in the bags on the right have been treated, and last far longer than the untreated ones on the left:The university has already formed a company around the product called Anacail (which is Gaelic for “shield”). Initially, they intend to sell the required machine to the food industry, but it has uses in many other industries including for medical equipment and eventually as a consumer device for keeping home-prepared food fresher for longer.last_img read more

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We have plans to deal with racial abuse – Southgate

first_imgEngland’s World Cup squad coach Gareth Southgate has said he has a “tight-knit” group and have plans in place to deal with any racial abuse aimed at any members of the travelling party.This statement is coming after Dany Rose said he asked his family to stay at home and not come to Russia due to fear of racial attacks. The Three Lions will leave for Russia next week ahead of their opening game with Tunisia on June 18, but Danny Rose’s family will not be following them.Southgate says he sympathises “100 percent” with Rose’s situation and confirmed his squad have discussed the issue during their recent training camp, according to Goal.“I wasn’t aware of the conversation he had had with his family,” Southgate told a media conference. “Everything else he has said he talked to us about because we had a meeting with the players a few nights ago.Southgate explains why he started Jadon Sancho Taimoor Khan – September 11, 2019 Jadon Sancho was given a start ahead of Marcus Rashford in England’s win over Kosovo and the manager explained why he went down that…“No one knows what is going to happen in Russia but he felt there could something his family experiences and he thought that might distract from his football.”Southgate’s stance on the issue is clear, and he is confident the players will receive sufficient support should they be subject to any abuse.“The biggest impact we can have is as one of the most diverse squads to have left England and the way that they all get on and hopefully that message will come through.“The players, like everyone else, doesn’t really know what to expect. We have had conversations explaining that. We are all hopeful that it will go well, but we are having conversations in case it happens. We have a plan in place. We have personal support, team support and official protocol in place.”last_img read more

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CES Responded To Structure Fire In Apartment Building Near KBeach Road

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services crews were dispatched to Cork Line Dr. near K-Beach Rd. at 8:12 p.m., last night, for the report of a fire in a four-plex apartment building. The first fire engine on scene arrived at 8:17pm and found heavy fire in an attached shop with fire spreading to three apartment units. According to CES Chief Roy Browning, fire crews were able to make entry into the apartments and extinguish the fire. The building was occupied and all of the residents were out of the building when the fire department arrived.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation. A total of 24 firefighters responded with 2 Engines, 3 Water Tankers, and a Medic Unit. Kenai Fire Department responded with an Auto-Aid Tanker for mutual aid assistance.last_img read more

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Police bust man for allegedly selling 1 million Netflix Spotify passwords

first_img 0 Share your voice Tags Privacy Netflix Post a comment Angela Lang/CNET An Australian man has been arrested after allegedly raking in an estimated AU$300,000 ($211,000) selling stolen login details online. The man was allegedly behind the website WickedGen.com, which boasted that it had 120,000 users and sold Netflix, Spotify and Hulu logins stolen from almost 1 million accounts. Working on a tip-off from the FBI, Australian Federal Police arrested the 21-year-old man on Tuesday, according to a police statement. “The account details were obtained through credential stuffing, which sees a list of previously stolen or leaked usernames, email addresses and corresponding passwords re-used and sold for unauthorised access,” the statement read. “The accounts details were from unknowing victims in Australia and internationally, including the United States.”While account sharing is common (roughly one third of streaming users say they’d quit a service like Netflix if it tried to stop password sharing), account stealing is a different matter.”These types of offences can often be a precursor to more insidious forms of data theft and manipulation, which can have greater consequences for the victims involved,” said the manager of cyber crime for the AFP, Acting Commander Chris Goldsmid.The lesson? Don’t use the same login details for everything and be careful with your passwords. Internet Securitylast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Monday Nov 21 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen NowNew legislative leaders prepare to start work ahead of challenging sessionAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauBoth houses of the legislature will have new leaders in January. Incoming Senate President Pete Kelly and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon both said they have positive feelings toward the other. But they lead very different caucuses that will likely have different priorities in the coming legislative session.Update: Blood Bank denies it put public at risk to boost financesZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLast Friday, we brought you a story about the Blood Bank of Alaska holding a press conference to dispute allegations that were part of a complaint filed with the Food and Drug Administration by a former employee. That employee, Linda Soriano claimed that over the summer, BBA’s blood supply had gotten dangerously low because of financial incentives to over-export blood in order to pay for the new, larger building that opened earlier this year.Community gathers for Transgender Day of Remembrance Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageSunday was the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. More than 80 people gathered in Anchorage to honor those who lost their lives because of transphobia. Those in attendance also discussed ways to prevent violence in the future.Front of new Alaska ferry completedLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanKetchikan’s Vigor Industrial rolled out the forward half of the Alaska-class ferry Tazlina on Sunday. With that portion out of the assembly hall, shipyard employees now can get started on the back half.Great Alaska Shootout enters 39th year, but a 40th isn’t guaranteedJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament tips off this week in Anchorage. This is the tournament’s 39th year, but a 40th is not guaranteed as the university grapples with a shrinking budget.Mat-Su Salmon Symposium brings salmon advocates together Ellen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageMatanuska Susitna Borough’s annual Salmon Symposium brings together researchers and conservationists for updates on how to better manage and protect salmon habitat. The event got underway Thursday in Palmer.Oil advocates optimistic and hopeful of Trump presidencyLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Advocates of more oil development in Alaska’s Arctic believe they have a champion in Donald Trump. But the president-elect has not mentioned the Arctic in his few public speeches since election day. He did not respond, by Twitter or otherwise, to last week’s announcement that the Interior Department has removed the Arctic from its five-year offshore leasing plan.HEA members question whether subsidiary will be deregulatedShahla Farzan, KBBI – HomerTwo Homer Electric Association members filed a formal complaint with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) on Nov. 15, regarding HEA’s ongoing deregulation election.Juneau animal control officials seek mandatory microchips for dangerous petsJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauJuneau’s animal control officials want mandatory microchipping of pets they deem “potentially dangerous or dangerous,” and the Juneau Assembly is considering an ordinance with the microchipping requirement at the committee level on Monday.last_img read more

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Whats Coming to Amazon Prime Video in February

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Feb. 5The Tunnel, Season 3Feb. 6Hillary, Season 1Feb. 7PapillonFeb. 8White Dragon, Season 1 (Prime Original series)Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Prime Original movie)The PromiseFeb. 15Lorena, Season 1 (Prime Original series)Feb. 16What They HadFeb. 17The PartyFeb. 21Odd Squad: Odds and EndsFeb. 22This Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy, Season 1 (Prime Original series)Feb. 23Death WishFeb. 25Every DayFeb. 28The Young and Prodigious T.S. SpivetAmazon Prime Video is free for all Amazon Prime members. Get a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime here to check out some of these titles for yourself. See the full list of titles below and sign up for a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime to start watching. Feb. 1Agatha Christie Presents: ABC Murders, Season 1 (Prime Original series)In Plain Sight, Season 1-5Just Add Magic, Season 3 (Prime Original series)23 1/2 Hours LeaveAlong Came PollyBarefootBountyBrand of the DevilBroadway Danny RoseChaosDelta FarceFlesh+BloodFoolishFour Weddings and a FuneralGambler’s ChoiceGeneration Wealth (Prime Original movie)Gorilla ShipGuru, the Mad MonkHay FootHeadline CrasherHigh LonesomeHigh School GirlHollywood Without Make-UpHunters of the DeepIrish LuckJacaréJoan the WomanLady from ChungkingLara Croft: Tomb RaiderLittle Miss HooverLoaded PistolsLost CanyonLucky GhostLucky TerrorLying LipsMarathon ManMarie GalanteMen of the PlainsMy Lady of Whims‘Neath Canadian Skies‘Neath the Arizona SkiesNext Day AirNo Substitute for VictoryOn Her Majesty’s Secret ServiceOriental EvilOrphans of the StormOutlaw ExpressOutlaws of the DesertParadise ExpressPartners of the PlainsPirates on HorsebackPrivate Snuffy SmithQueen of the JungleRacing BloodRaiders of the BorderRawhideReckless DecisionRogue of the RangeA Romance of Happy ValleyA Romance of the RedwoodRound-Up Time in TexasRubber TiresSecret of the WastelandsSecrets of Three Hungry WivesSepia CinderellaSisters of DeathSparrowsSpirit of YouthStar KidStella MarisA Strange AdventureSwamp FireTerminator 2: Judgment DayTexas JackTexas to BataanThat Gang of MineThe Blues BrothersThe Border LegionThe Ghost WalksThe Hoosier SchoolmasterThe James Dean StoryThe Jesus TripThe KidThe Kid RangerThe Last of the ClintonsThe Last of the MohicansThe Love of SunyaThe Married VirginThe MatrixThe Matrix ReloadedThe Matrix RevolutionsThe MoneyThe Phantom BroadcastThe Portrait of a LadyThe Proud and DamnedThe Purple Rose of CairoThe Quiet OnesThe Shadow StrikesThe Thomas Crown AffairThe Time Traveler’s WifeThe Violent YearsThelma & LouiseThree HusbandsThree Men from TexasTombstone CanyonTomorrow at SevenTracy the OutlawUnforgettableUniversal SoldierUntamed HeartVigilantes of BoomtownWacky TaxiWagon TrailWagon WheelsWater RustlersWayne’s WorldWayne’s World 2West of the LawWhistling BulletsWhite PongoWild CountryWildfireWinning of the WestYe ShanghaiYodelin’ Kid from Pine RidgeYoung Dynamite Just in time for Valentine’s day, Amazon Prime Video is bringing in a haul of Prime Originals — seven to be exact. For those who air on the cynical side this V-day, check out the twisted love story that led to “Lorena,” which details the story of Lorena Bobbitt, the woman who cut off her husband’s penis after enduring years of abuse. And if after watching that you remain a fan of crime and murder stories, another Prime Original to watch is “Agatha Christie Presents: ABC Murders.”True romantics can try a rom-com like “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Along Came Polly,” or “Barefoot.” For fans of old black-and-white movies, Prime has several in store. Silent film enthusiasts will rejoice at Cecil B. DeMille’s “A Romance of the Redwoods” from 1917, as well as 1919’s “A Romance of Happy Valley,” and 1937’s “23 1/2 Hours Leave.” There are a lot more old films where that came from, including classics from every decade of the 20th century, from the 1910s to the ’90s.last_img read more

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