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They went a gambling in a high-stakes game of hockey and came home with a pot of gold. Nelson Amigos dumped Edmonton Moosemen 7-2 to capture the Gold Medal at the Gamblers Cup Las Vegas this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.The win allowed the Amigos to Three-Peat at the annual Gentlemen’s Hockey Tournament in Las Vegas.Nelson finished the preliminary round of the tournament with a 3-0 record, posting wins over Edmonton 4-0 and Kamloops Rattlers 10-3 before finishing in a 5-5 tie against Taber Fading Sons.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute Nelson Amigos with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, Jarrett Slomba, Ron Van Zanden, Doug Harrison, Murray Elias, No. 1 fan Tony Morea, Simon Wheeldon, Darrell MacKay, Len Maida, Mike Kennedy, Mike Grace, Ian Perrault, Peter Taillon, Shawn Swail, Kent Fearns and Ward Carlson.
Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Liberty Square RiverboatTom Sawyer IslandDisney’s Animal KingdomWildlife Express Train: Africa StationWildlife Express Train: Rafiki’s Planet Watch StationBlizzard Beach (Whole Park!)Will you check out the new VOID experience? Have you done the Star Wars one? Share your thoughts! WeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hours Share This!It’s finally cooling off in Florida! Scroll on for your Walt Disney World news, park hours, and more!Special EventsThe 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays has now begun and runs through December 30. Would you like to see some food booth reviews? Let me know!Disney Springs has a new virtual reality experience at The VOID! Ralph Breaks VR: Dunderdome and Pancake Milkshake Diner features Ralph, Vanellope von Schweetz, and a new villain, B.E.V. (Built to Eradicate Viruses). Get your tickets here!Speaking of Ralph and Vanellope, you can now meet them at Epcot! You’ll find them at Innoventions West though it sounds like later this winter, they’ll move to the Imagination Pavilion.
Kolkata: Dr Santanu Sen, Rajya Sabha MP from Trinamool Congress on Monday strongly advocated in favour of Swasthya Sathi project run by the Bengal government and urged the members of the committee saying that it can be adopted as a role model.During the First Parliamentary Health Standing Committee Meeting in Delhi, Dr Sen pointed questions before the committee on various health related issues. Stressing on Swasthya Sathi, a brain child of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and one of the most successful projects in the state, Dr Sen pointed out the Centre must come up with a health scheme similar to the Swasthya Sathi. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn reply to a question raised by CEO Ayushman Bharat Indu Bhushan, Dr Sen asked why people in Bengal were receiving post cards with photographs of the Prime Minister claiming the Ayushman Bharat as the Centre’s scheme. Sen also pointed out that state government used to bear 40 per cent of the total cost. During the meeting, Bhushan claimed Bengal continued Ayushman Bharat for 3 to 4 months, then suddenly discontinued just before Parliament Election because of unknown reason. Dr Sen reacted sharply to Bhushan and presented counter facts. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe meeting was conducted on the topic of Ayushman Bharat where senior officials of the Union Health Ministry were also present. Bhushan said that even in China no health policy is portable but Ayushman is portable. Dr Sen on the other hand said that China spends 5.5% of GDP on health while India spends 1.1 % and it should follow China in this aspect. Sen raised a series of questions which include as why there was no grievance redressal system, if there is a gross fallacy in selecting beneficiaries or if there is any clear budgetary allocation for Aysuhman Bharat. He also questioned on the necessity of involving insurance companies. If there is no strict claim settlement policy then small to medium level hospitals cannot sustain for long as they might not have much funds to survive, he pointed out.
Los Angeles: Pop star-actor Ricky Martin and husband, artist Jwan Yosef are set to become parents once again. The 47-year-old singer shared the news while accepting an award at the 23rd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, DC over the weekend. “My family’s here. I don’t see you but my husband Jwan, I love you, my beautiful twins, Valentino and Matteo, they’re also here, I love you with all my heart, you’re my strength, you inspire me every day, you motivate me to keep doing what I’m doing and you guys are amazing kids. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “Lucia, my baby girl who is not here with us, she stayed at home with grandma, but she’s also the light of my life. I have to announce that we are pregnant. We are waiting. I love big families,” Martin told the audience as he gave a shout-out to his family. The “Livin’ La Vida” hitmaker was honoured with the HRC National Visibility Award for his advocacy of LGBTQ rights and his philanthropic efforts. Martin and Yosef, 35, also share 11-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino and nine-month-old daughter Lucia.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police have launched a crackdown on snatchers in city. The law enforcement agency had nabbed 18 snatchers and apprehended three juveniles after their involvement were found in cases of snatching. All police districts and units have launched operations to nab snatchers, who are mostly target women and senior citizens.Police nabbed Sanjeev Saini (26) and Sunil Chaudhary (27) from the southwest district, they said. Saini’s involvement has been found in 16 cases of theft, snatching and robbery. His accomplice Chaudhary is involved in 34 such cases, police said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAccording to police, a Raftaar motor cycle patrolling team of Rohini district nabbed 26-year-old Lalit Singh, who had allegedly snatched a mobile phone from a person near a school in Rohini’s Sector-3. The mobile was recovered, it added. Gautam (25) marked as a “bad character” at the Begampur police station under Rohini district was arrested along with his associate Aman near Sukhi Nahar, Karala, when they were on their way to target victims to commit robberies, police said. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaOne country-made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from them, they said. In West, Vijay (26), who was previously involved in 17 cases of snatching, was arrested. Police said. A knife was seized from his possession. Karnail Singh (49), Jitender Kumar (36) were arrested by a team of New Delhi district for their alleged involved in cases of robberies and snatching in areas of Mandir Marg, Tilak Marg, Connaught Place, Parliament Street and Barakhamba Road, a police official said. The two had robbed a woman who was visiting RML hospital on September 17, while in another incident on September 25, they targeted another woman near Red Cross Society adjacent to Parliament house, he said. Tafseel (22) and his accomplice Mohsim (19) were arrested in connection with a snatching incident at North Delhi’s Burari and the stolen mobile phone was recovered from them, the official said. The Outer-North district police arrested Zakir and Sawan in connection with cases of snatching and auto-lifting. Eight mobile phones along two stolen motorcycle were recovered from them, he said. In northeast, Kaif and Murtza were arrested in connection with a snatching incident reported on September 28. the snatched I-phone was recovered, police said. Five men were arrested and three juveniles were apprehended by the Shahdara district police, they said. Kishan (19), Mithun (22), Iswar Chander (21), Rahul Kumar (32) and Karthik (22) were nabbed and 12 snatched phones and two two-wheelers were seized from their possession, police said.
New Delhi: Japanese car-maker Toyota’s luxury vehicle arm Lexus on Thursday launched luxury hybrid electric SUV RX 450hL in India priced at Rs 99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The fourth generation model, which now comes with an additional third row seating, will be available for booking starting this month. The model comes with a BS VI compliant 3.5-litre petrol engine. “The improved technology, design and attractive pricing will surely make RX 450hL a desirable car for our discerning guests,” Lexus India President P B Venugopal said in a statement. The introduction of the new model is a testament to the company’s continued commitment to the Indian market, he added.
San Francisco: Electric car manufacturer Tesla has delivered approximately 97,000 cars around the world in the third quarter of 2019, falling short of the 100,000 milestone the company had hoped for. “We achieved record net orders in Q3 and are entering Q4 with an increase in our order backlog. As was also the case in Q2, nearly all of our Model 3 orders were received from customers who did not previously hold a reservation, solidifying the transition to generating strong organic demand,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year During the last quarter the company managed to deliver 95,200 vehicles to customers across the globe, which broke a record the company set in the fourth quarter of last year. Earlier, in an e-mail sent to employees Musk said that the company has a chance to deliver at least 100,000 vehicles this quarter. “We have a shot at achieving our first 100,000 vehicle delivery quarter, which is an incredibly exciting milestone for our company!” Musk said. In addition, Tesla is buying DeepScale, a California-based small artificial intelligence (AI) start-up, to improve its autopilot driver assistance system. The acquisition could help Tesla fill the talent gap in the autopilot group.
In keeping with ITC Hotels ethos of Responsible Luxury, the luxury hotel chain endeavors to eliminate single use plastic products by the end of 2019. Single use plastic will be eliminated from the Front area by October and from the back of the house by December, 2019.Already ITC Hotels have been the first to introduce water glass bottles in 2012 way before other hotels. With water bottles making up a huge percentage of the items, they were the foremost priority for the group. ITC Hotels created the Sunya Aqua brand meaning ‘Zero Mile’ water, in order to eliminate all plastic water bottles. Also Read – The Puja carnivalThe Sunya Aqua is provided in reusable glass bottles and is purified in each hotel through a new purification system, meaning no transportation is used, eradicating the creation of emissions and waste management issues, as well as eliminating the leading single use plastic across the hotels. SunyaAqua water will be provided in all guest rooms, meeting rooms, restaurants, and Banquets in place of plastic water bottles. Speaking about the initiative, Dipak Haksar, Chief Executive, ITC Hotels and Welcomhotel states “Responsible Luxury is a way of life for us at ITC Hotels. We have been working on various parameters of the Sustainability initiative since decades, so to become the first hotel chain in India to achieve the distinction of going single use plastic free was a natural next step for us. The Indian government is working hard to control and limit plastic use, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this project for the benefit of India, and indeed the world.” Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraITC is also extending other crucial measures to protect both the environment and their guests. The chain’s flagship hotel, ITC Maurya in New Delhi already provides cleanest air for guests, at par with WHO standards. This is done without significantly disrupting existing infrastructure, allowing guests to stay at ITC Maurya safe in the knowledge that they are protected from the exterior air pollution, while not contributing to any additional harmful emissions to the environment. In addition, all ITC Luxury Hotels are certified for Radiation Protection through Harmonisers. As a large hotel chain, food waste is a key concern, but ITC has proven that it can be avoided, introducing a variety of initiatives to prevent food waste. This most recently includes the ‘One Bite Wonders’ – elegant and healthy snacks served with drinks, replacing large wasteful platters whilst displaying ITC Hotel’s renowned culinary excellence. Haksar went on to say “ITC Hotels prides itself on hosting guests in a luxury setting without any feelings of guilt or obligation. If they wish to take a long shower (sourced from our self-sustainable water plant), order a delicious meal, or utilise the air-con (powered totally by our own wind farm energy) while staying in any of our hotels, they can do so in the knowledge that they are not harming the environment in any way.” Under another initiative taken to avoid dependency on non-renewable resources, luxury hotels like ITC Maratha and ITC Grand Central in Mumbai, ITC Rajputana in Jaipur, ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, ITC Windsor and ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru among others are meeting their total electrical energy demand through renewable sources – 100% powered by wind turbines through the hotels’ own wind farms.
Patna: Death toll soared to 73 on Thursday in incidents related to torrential rainfall which has created a flood-like situation in 15 districts of Bihar, including the state capital, authorities said. The state disaster management said that the death toll takes into account loss of lives caused by drowning, wall collapse, trees crushing people to death and electrocution of citizens trapped in water-logged areas. The department was, however, unable to provide a district-wise break-up. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework It is being presumed that Bhagalpur where the district administration has confirmed as many as 12 casualties, might have been the worst affected. Meanhile, forces involved in relief and rescue operations fished out rotting corpses from water-logged areas in several places. In Patna, normal life has come to a grinding halt in many parts of the city which have been water-logged for close to a week notwithstanding efforts being made by the district administration, along with the NDRF and the SDRF, to replenish food, medicines and drinking water of the stranded citizens. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Banks, shops, private hospitals and coaching institutes which abound in Kankar Bagh, Rajendra Nagar and Pataliputra Colonly the worst-affected ones have been closed for a week. The last time they could conduct normal business was on Friday when the downpour began late in the evening and continued for the next couple of days. Many localities have been rid of inundation by now as sump houses have been working overtime and heavy duty pumps have been brought in from Chhattisgarh to flush out the water with greater speed. However, residents of these localities are faced with a fresh set of woes as tap water supplied by the municipal authorities and even submersible boring has got contaminated and is emitting foul smell, rendering it unfit for consumption. Complaints of the sort are flooding the helplines set up by the district administration as also its WhatsApp group where assurances have come from District Magistrate Kumar Ravi that remedial measures will be taken. BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav, who on Wednesday night fell into a shallow river while trying to reach a water-logged area in rural Patna, on Thursday accused the city administration of neglecting areas falling under his Pataliputra constituency. “It seems the Patna administration cannot look beyond Kankarbagh and Rajendra Nagar. Water-logging has been there in Danapur but nobody seems to notice,” rued Yadav, who had been the deputy Mayor in 1980s. Patna is divided into two Lok Sabha constituencies, the other being Patna Sahib, which is represented by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Many common citizens have become Samaritans, inspired by the tragedy. One such instance being a 13-year-old girl Siddhi Shreya who came all the way from Samastipur to donate Rs 11,000 she had collected over the years and took out breaking open her piggy bank. The money was received by former MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, who has earned plaudits for his efforts in the past few days, which include personally reaching out to stranded people with cash, food and drinking water aboard NDRF boats besides disbursement of sanitary pads by female volunteers of his Jan Adhikar Party. “My child, you have proven that the rulers sitting in Delhi and Patna are baune (dwarfs) in front of you. You have demonstrated that a persons stature depends on his or her character. “I feel assured that things will change for the better when the future generation grows up,” Yadav remarked movingly, sharing the episode on his official Twitter handle.