Dabo Swinney Clemson CadenceYesterday was a pretty big day at Clemson. The Tigers had their annual spring game in the afternoon, and at night, country music star and Clemson alum Lee Brice played a show at Littlejohn Coliseum.Before Brice’s music career took off, he was a long snapper for the Tigers, so of course he’s a huge Clemson football fan. At his show last night, Brice had CU head coach Dabo Swinney join him on-stage and lead the crowd in the Clemson cadence count.Here’s some video of the moment:Dabo leading the way before lee brice last night!!! Awesome day in tiger town!!! @ClemsonTom #TigerNation #GoTigers pic.twitter.com/0Y2wJi6Aqq— Bo Cooley (@BCool32) April 12, 2015Swinney also found time to take a selfie with a fan. Seems like he had a fun night.Selfie with the Head Coach of the Tigers ole Dabo at the @leebrice #HappyMan pic.twitter.com/E9o9164yWY— Gage Lawson (@GageLawson15) April 12, 2015
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says revenue from the tourism sector grew by 12.1 per cent in 2017, delivering $62.2 billion to the local economy.Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking in the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, today (May 8), also reported that the sector is seeing an increase in employment.He noted that in 2017, tourism accounted for 8.9 per cent of the labour force, employing 122,500 workers, and generated indirect employment for another 250,000 workers.“These figures once again underscore the well-known fact that tourism is vital to the fulfilment of Vision 2030,” the Minister told the House, adding that the Ministry is committed to attracting five million tourists by 2021, the generation of US$5 billion in earnings, total direct jobs of 125,000, while adding 15,000 rooms.Mr. Bartlett said the sector is expanding at an “unprecedented pace” and remains poised to outperform the growth target of five per cent in five years, noting that for two consecutive years, tourism exceeded the five per cent projected annual growth.Last year, 4.3 million tourists visited Jamaica’s shores, with the country making history with 500,000 new visitors to the island in a single calendar year. Revenue grew in the sector from US$2.1 billion in 2016 to approximately US$3 billion in 2017.Mr. Bartlett said the Ministry will continue to give support to the security forces, and that more than $1 billion has been committed through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to ensure that “our destination remains safe and secure”.
Bengaluru: The economic slowdown may have affected various sectors, especially the automobile sector, but Hero Cycles is gaining more market share even during the slump, Director of Firefox Cycles Limited and Hexi Aditya Munjal has said. “We have seen growth across different segments. So we are seeing people taking on cycles across the different segments. We haven’t felt the heat of the economy,” he told PTI at the launch of the high-end Lectro E-Cycle here on Wednesday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Admitting there were challenges due to the slump in economy, Munjal said Hero Cycles has only grown in this difficult time. “Yes, obviously, there are challenges. The overall market is growing at a very slow pace. It is just that Hero Cycles is taking more share of this market,” he added. Hero Cycles has been the market leader across all segments as nearly 20 million bicycles are sold across the country every year, he said. Now, the company aims to capture the e-cycle market as well, Munjal, director of Firefox Cycles (a division of Hero Cycles) added. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost “Our ambition in the next five years is to translate 10 per cent of this market to e-cycles. We see a potential for two million e-cycles in the next five years. So, two to three million cycles in the next five years is what we aim for…,” he explained. He underlined that shift to electric was inevitable and the government and companies into mobility were moving ahead to achieve it. Speaking about the Lectro E-Cycle, Munjal said the premium bike, which will be available at a cost of Rs 1.35 lakh, is an outcome of three-way strategic partnership initiated last year between Hero Cycles Ltd, Yamaha Motor Co Ltd and Mitsui & Co Ltd. The alliance, brought together by Mitsui is aimed at creating technologically superior high performance products through collaboration between Hero Cycles and Yamaha Motor’s electric drive units, with go-to-market sales, distribution and marketing support by Mitsui, he said. “This is a brand builder,” he signed off.
New Delhi: It seems cancer has deeply invaded the lives of those stricken by the deadly disease in the country as liver cancer has become more prominent among Indians due to poor lifestyle.Even though liver cancer has become a major contributor to the deaths occurring due to the disease, people pay the least attention in taking care of the important organ that performs over 200 tasks to keep our body healthy. With the view to draw the attention of masses towards the importance of the vital organ, the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) has made an attempt to create awareness about the prime causes of liver disease through cartoons. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe awareness project, which is a part of the Empathy Campaign of the institute, is prepared under the direction of ILBS director SK Sarin, who has an appetite for creating awareness of live diseases through artworks. As Empathy campaign is focused on generating community dialogue for empowering people against Hepatitis B & C, the institute invited people across the globe to participate in the cartoon contest over the importance of liver with the tagline ‘no time for liver.’ According to Sarin, artworks captures the aesthetic aspect of science describing a scientific truth in a simplistic way and people can see it and understand it in a way that is much more accessible and relatable to them. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadCommenting on the initiative, project in-charge Deepti Dubey said, “The contest, which was started on July 10 to August 15, received 394 entries from India and 365 entries from 40 countries on the subject and participants range from 13 years to 77 years.” The campaign, which is supported by Airport’s Authority of India, is showcasing all the selected artworks at an exhibition cum awareness generation platform on Tuesday. According to the government estimates, India has 50 million people infected with viral Hepatitis B and C. However, a majority of them do not know that they are infected as the symptoms are not visible in the early stages.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday gave a clarion call to shun single-use plastic and urged citizens to take an initiative to make this a mass movement. Highlighting the perils of single-use plastic, the BJP president said it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade. Addressing a rally at the start of the ‘Sankalp Yatra’ to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Shah said even animals are adversely affected due to single-use plastic. After flagging off the nationwide ‘Sankalp Yatra’, he undertook a foot march for around 500 metres.
New Delhi: It was a sultry Wednesday morning in the national capital, with the weatherman predicting light rains towards the evening. “The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30 AM was 23.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal,” a MeT official said. The humidity level was recorded at 85 per cent. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of light rains and thundershowers in the evening. “The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 32 degrees Celsius,” the official added.
Visakhapatnam: Rohit Sharma’s Test career got a new lease of life as he struck an unbeaten 115 in his first innings as an opener to take India to a commanding 202 for no loss against South Africa before rain washed out the final session of the series-opener, here on Wednesday. There was an 80 per cent chance of rain on the opening day but it only arrived during the tea break with India comfortably placed after 59.1 overs of play. Mayank Agarwal was on course for a maiden Test hundred, having played extremely well for his 183-ball 84. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThunderstorm, followed by a heavy spell of rain, ensured no play was possible after the tea break. Before weather played spoilsport, Rohit stole the show in what could be a career changing knock for him. While South African bowlers did trouble the Indian batsmen on a few occasions in the first session, they seemed toothless in the second session where Rohit and Agarwal scored at a brisk rate. Rohit, who got to his fifty before lunch, shifted gears and was particularly harsh on the spinners. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHe hammered off-spinner Danie Piedt for successive sixes over deep midwicket to get into the nineties before completing his fourth Test ton with a single off debutant spinner Senuran Muthusamy. The entire dressing room, including skipper Virat Kohli, stood up to laud Rohit’s feat. His 174-ball unconquered innings contained 12 fours and five sixes. At the other end, Agarwal was cruising towards his maiden Test ton. He too looked assured at the crease and played his shots. Early into the afternoon session, he brought up his half century with a spectacular six over extra cover off Keshav Maharaj. Clouds gathered over the stadium towards the end of the session and thunderstorms forced the umpires to take the tea break eight minutes before scheduled time. Earlier, Rohit and Agarwal played out 30 overs in the morning session after safely negotiating the South African pacers Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander, taking India to 91 for no loss. India, who had named their playing on the eve of the first Test, opted to bat on a dry surface with skipper Kohli calling his decision a “no brainer.” Expecting the pitch to turn, South Africa picked three spinners in Maharaj, Piedt and Muthusamy, who is more of a batting all-rounder. All eyes were expectedly on Rohit whose stop-start Test career has taken a new direction with the management accommodating him at the top of the order. He left the first ball he faced before driving Rabada past backward point with minimal feet movement for a four. His second scoring shot was also a boundary as he punched Philander towards backward point. The pitch offered very little to the pacers and spinners in the first two hours of play. What worked for Rohit was standing outside the crease when Philander was bowling to negate any little swing that was available. Rabada has the express pace but he did not test the Indian openers as much as Philander. Rohit and Philander”s battle in the first hour was absorbing. Philander, who got the better of Rohit in the warm-up game, challenged Rohit by moving the ball both ways in his opening spell of four overs. After a few play and misses, Rohit chose to walk down the pitch before South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis asked wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to stand up to the stumps. After getting the measure of the surface, Rohit went for his strokes like he does in white-ball cricket. His first big hit was a typical one as he gently stepped out of the crease to smash Maharaj over long-on. A little later, he played a similar short off Piedt and this time the ball flew well above the long-on fielder. Rohit completed his 11th Test half-century towards the end of the session but in a not-so-convincing fashion. He mis-timed a sweep but fortunately it was not in the reach of the fielder and went for a four.
Kolkata: Five Puja committees under Borough X in South Kolkata have set up tobacco-free zones to strengthen the anti-tobacco drives in public places.They include Golf Green Sharad Utsav Committee, Netaji Nagar Nagarik Brinda, Samajgarh Sarbojanin Durgostav, Ranikuthi Regent Place Sarbojonin and Ajaygarh Bastuhara Samity. The initiative has been taken by Tapan Dasgupta, Trinamool Congress leader and chairman of Borough X. The Puja committees have tied up with the anti-tobacco drive of the state government. The campaigners have urged the state government to declare all pandals tobacco free on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTobacco consumption in India is alarmingly high and the country is the second highest tobacco consumer in the world. Public sensitisation programmes have been recently undertaken by an NGO in collaboration with the state government to make the youth aware of the ill-effects and to see that the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) is more stringently implemented. Indranil Dasgupta, Programme Manager of the NGO, states: “We are grateful to Tapan Dasgupta, Chairman Borough X, to have joined hands with Tobacco Free West Bengal Campaign and declare five Durga Puja pandals tobacco-free zones. We also urge the youth of the state, the Durga Puja committees and various departments of the state government to come forward and support our cause by enforcing Section 4 of COTPA 2003 in all Durga Puja pandals to make it a tobacco-free Durga Puja. Each citizen of the state should come forward to stop any kind of tobacco consumption inside or around a Durga Puja pandal this year. Tobacco consumption is one of the most fatal habits of the nation. It is the leading cause of preventable death.” Tobacco Free West Bengal is a campaign launched by Tomorrow’s Foundation. The main aim of the campaign is to protect citizens from the most preventable cause of death — tobacco. The primary focus of Tobacco Free West Bengal is to ensure the enforcement of COTPA 2003 by working in close association with the Health and Family Welfare and Home Departments.
Jammu: Four overground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terror outfit have been arrested in ongoing “search operation” in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said on Thursday. With the Wednesday’s arrests, terror network of Hizbul has been cracked and the operation to nab more people involved in revival of terrorism in twin districts of Doda-Kishtwar will go on, a senior police officer told PTI. In all, the number of terrorists and their supporters arrested have gone up to 16 in the massive crackdown on terror network by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Army and the Police, he said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Those arrested have been identified as Farooq Bhat, Manzoor Ganie, Masood and Noor Mohmmad Malik, officials said. Police and NIA have picked up 45 people and question them in connection with terror network in Kishtwar and arrested 16 till now, they said. After being declared terrorism-free over a decade ago, Kishtwar district was rocked by killings of four persons including a senior BJP leader and an RSS functionary and two weapons snatching incidents since November last year. Three hardcore terrorists including Osama who was the brain behind the revival of militancy in the district were killed in an encounter with security forces at Batote along Jammu-Kishtwar highway on Saturday.
Shimla: Even as Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur’s persuasions paid off in making Ashish Sikta, a young party rebel to withdraw from the contest, Dayal Pyari, another potential rebel, chose to defy Thakur at Pacchad – one of two assembly seats witnessing bypoll on October 21.There was high drama at Rajgarh – which is a sub divisional headquarters of Pacchad, on Thursday – as being last date of withdrawal of nominations. She rejected the Chief Minister’s appeal to withdraw from the contest and rather support the party’s official candidate Reena Kashyap, thus causing a blow to the ruling party’s efforts to rope her back into its folds. Pyari, a former Zila Parishad member and BJP leader from Trans-Giri belt of Sirmaur district, had been under constant pressures for past 24 hours but towards the end of the day, it became clear that she has refused to budge. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadShe was a strong contender for the ticket but it’s understood two local BJP leaders queered the pitch for her alleging an instance of ‘indiscipline’ during May 2019 Lok Sabha polls. However, Ashish Sikta, a former ABVP leader, made a turn-around following his meeting with Chief Minister and some other party leaders. He withdrew his nomination papers, informed party ‘s spokesman Ganesh Dutt during the day. Two assembly segments – Pacchad and Dharamshala will be going to bypolls as result of the election of Suresh Kashyap and Krishan Kapoor to the Lok Sabha from Shimla (Reserve) Dharamshala As per spokesman of Chief Electoral Officer, a total of 12 candidates are left in fray after the last date of withdrawal. “After the withdrawal of nomination by Independent candidate Ashish Kumar (Sikta) and rejection of candidature of INC covering candidate Dinesh Arya, now five candidates will be contesting the bye-elections in Pachhad (SC) AC and seven are left in the fray at Dharamshala,” he said.