Austin Cook wins at Sea Island, earns trip to Masters It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “We always say if you can fight a struggle with a positive attitude and just have a smile on your face and find the good and the silver lining in everything, in the end you’ll come out and karma will pay you back and good things will happen to you.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truex won his first Cup title by winning the finale, beating Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski for the championship. The other three were former champions. Truex was the favorite .He thrived in that role, didn’t flinch when fellow Toyota driver Busch tried to use a different pit strategy to steal the race and then held off a hard-charging Busch over the final 12 laps to capture the title.It was the eighth win of the season for Truex and first championship for Denver-based Furniture Row Racing. It was the second title in three years for manufacturer Toyota.“Just a dream season. I was going to be gutted if we didn’t win,” Truex said. “We gave it our all, and it was enough tonight.”Busch finished second for Joe Gibbs Racing as Toyota, the most dominant manufacturer this season, went 1-2 in the finale.ADVERTISEMENT Kyle Larson, who was eliminated from the playoffs last month, finished third in a Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing. Harvick, seeking his second title, was fourth in a Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.Keselowski wound up seventh and was stopped short in trying to give Team Penske a season sweep of the two top American racing series. Penske won the IndyCar title in September.Truex’s victory also denied Ford its third win of the weekend. Ford drivers won the Truck Series race and the Xfinity Series race. The manufacturer has not won a Cup title since 2004.But it may not have even had a chance Sunday because that’s how strong Truex has been all year . Through his tears, he tried to express what this season — a year in which longtime partner Sherry Pollex suffered a recurrence of ovarian cancer — has meant.“A lot of it was for (Pollex). A lot of it was for me. A lot of it was for this team,” Truex said. “I’ve wanted this since I was a little kid. Just never give up on your dreams no matter what happens and what kind of crap you go through.”Missing from the celebration party was Furniture Row team owner Barney Visser. He suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and is sidelined in Colorado. After pouring millions into his race team, Visser watched it win its first championship on television.Truex led nearly every statistical category this year, including wins, laps led and stage victories. Heading into Homestead, six of Truex’s wins came on 1 1/2-mile tracks, the same layout as Homestead. Now seven of his career-best eight wins are on those sized tracks.“I mean, yeah, they’ve had the fastest car all year, so it was good to see him win,” said Harvick.Keselowski reiterated that he believed the redesigned Toyota Camry has had an advantage over the competition since it debuted this season, and Chevrolet will catch up with its new Camaro next year.Ford has no plans for a redesign. MOST READ Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race and season championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)HOMESTEAD, Fla. — NASCAR’s newest champion wouldn’t take his helmet off.He couldn’t.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I don’t think anyone really ever had a shot this year the second that (Camry) got put on the racetrack and approved,” Keselowski said. “It kind of felt like Formula 1 where you had one car that made it through the gates heads and tails above everyone and your hands are tied because you’re not allowed to do anything to the cars in those categories that NASCAR approves to really catch up.”It was the final race as full-time drivers for Dale Earnhardt Jr., the most popular in NASCAR , as well as Danica Patrick and Matt Kenseth. Earnhardt retired after his 25th-place finish.Patrick blew a tire and wrecked , finishing 37th. The only woman to lead laps in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, Patrick said in a tearful news conference this weekend that she would race only in those two events next season and then retire.Kenseth, who finished 15th, has no ride lined up for next year and said he will take time away from NASCAR.Earnhardt’s final ride slightly overshadowed the championship race, but he tried to put the focus back on good friend Truex afterward. He drove up alongside Truex, hit his car in celebration and talked after the race about his happiness for Truex. Truex won two Xfinity Series championships driving for Earnhardt early in his career.With a cooler of beer propped on the trunk of his race car, Earnhardt chugged several then partied with his crew and fans as Truex collected the Cup trophy.“I was glad to have a hand in getting his career started, I am so proud of him,” Earnhardt said. “This sport needs drivers like Martin Truex Jr., and everything that he went through as a driver, and everything he went through in his personal life, and everything Sherry has gone through, it’s just great. And they (Furniture Row) are the outsiders up there in Colorado, came down here and beat all of us from North Carolina.”Even with that early success when driving for Earnhardt’s second-tier team, Truex’s career never took off. He had a ride with Dale Earnhardt Inc., which closed and was folded into the Ganassi lineup. He finally found some success after signing with Michael Waltrip Racing, but he got snared in an MWR cheating scandal in 2013 that ultimately cost Truex his job and led to the eventual shutdown of the organization.He acknowledged earlier this week that he worried he’d never race again at NASCAR’s top level, at least until Visser called.Pollex reminded Truex of how far they’ve come when she embraced him.“I told him ‘That’s why you never give up,’” she said. “That’s been our motto all along, ever since I started my cancer battle. We were never going to give up, and we didn’t. Everybody is battling something, everybody is fighting something in their life, not just cancer, but any kind of struggle that they’re going through in their life. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments If he did, then everyone would see Martin Truex Jr. cry.Truex capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR’s champion Sunday, then struggled to start the celebration. He was mobbed on the frontstretch by his Furniture Row Racing team, and after his girlfriend pushed through the crowd to get to him, he finally pulled the helmet and black visor off to show his face.Truex was sobbing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I was a mess. I couldn’t even talk,” Truex said. “I was a wreck thinking about all the tough days, the bad days, the times where I thought my career was over with, the times when I didn’t think anyone believed in me, but the guys, the people who mattered did, my fans, my family.“Then when I got with this team … they resurrected my career and made me a champion.”
The Fort St. John Soccer Club will hold a goalie camp at the Kids Arena Fieldhouse from September 25-27. Registration is open and will run through September 20.Gaetano Mauro with the Prince George Soccer Club will be bringing goalies from Prince George to run the clinic and will be geared towards getting house league and competitive goalies prepared for the indoor season.Those that register should come in goalie attire including a jersey, gloves, and padded shorts.- Advertisement -The cost to take part is $175. The camp is open to goalies born from 1998-2007.More information on the camp including how to register can be found by clicking here.
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Singer Pharrell Williams breaks down after watching the Happy video including clips from Donegal.A short video of people just being happy in Co Donegal made singing sensation Pharrell Williams break down in tears on Oprah Winfrey’s television show Oprah Prime.The show, which is watched by more than 7 million viewers daily, featured 15 countries from around the world getting happy along to the singer’s hit song.The singer was a guest on the American’s chat show host’s TV show which aired on Sunday night last. And the Donegal clip even made Williams shed a tear!During the interview Oprah and Pharrell are watching a huge screen featuring the clips of countries from around the world getting ‘Happy.’Oprah says to Pharrell “People started putting up videos from around the world of themselves getting ‘Happy.”As the compilation rolls, dancers appear at the famous Fanad lighthouse in Donegal. And then as the McGettigan butchers, from Donegal Town, dance with strings of sausages, Oprah says to Pharrell “It is just amazing”.Amazingly Pharrell is moved to tears by the short video.Oprah also becomes emotional and says to him “it makes me cry too!”The Donegal video, one of 150 made around the world (only 15 clips appeared on Oprah), was shot over three days across the north-west last month.Cameraman Shane Wallace of Wallace media who made the video, said they have been amazed by the reaction to the video. “The reaction has been nothing short of astounding to the video.“It’s hard to believe that Donegal featured on Oprah Prime and that Pharrell Williams broke down in the middle of it.“If that’s not a good advertisement for Donegal tourism and for all the county has to offer, then I don’t know what is,” said Mr Wallace.Ends ‘DONEGAL IS HAPPY’ VIDEO MOVES SINGER TO TEARS ON OPRAH SHOW was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DOnegal Is HappyOprahPharrell Williams
LA MIRADA – Early childhood classes are being offered by the city of La Mirada beginning this month.Children from 1 to 5 1/2 years can join Boogie Babies classes, which will help children practice developmentally appropriate activities and increase their confidence.Boogie Babies classes are held once a week for six weeks and adult participation is required.Children ready to enter preschool or kindergarten can take School Readiness classes, where they are introduced to the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors.These classes are for children between 3 and 5 1/2 years of age, meeting once a week for five to six weeks.Registration is $57 and a $5 fee is also due on the first day of class. Adult participation is required.Students in this age group can also participate in a Science Magic and Math Fun class, which introduces them to playing with colors, slime, patterns, fractions, volcano-making and more.The fee is $57 plus a $15 materials fee due on the first day of class.Adult participation is required. Classes meet once a week for six weeks.For more information on any of the classes, call the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277. Dance festival set for college WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College will hold the Festival of New Dance and Performance at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Wray Theatre on campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road.Directed by Lauren Winslow Kearns, the evening will feature experimental and avant-garde work by some of Los Angeles’ leading choreographers.The Festival of New Dance and Performance is free and open to the public.For more information, visit www.riohondo.edu or call (562)908-3492. Business, schoolsought for awardApplicants are being sought for the National School and Business Partnerships Award, which recognizes the efforts of schools and businesses that improve the academic, social or physical wellbeing of students.Six exemplaryschool- business partnerships will be selected to receive $10,000 each and attain national recognition from the Council for Corporate & School Partnerships.Each application is judged on how well the school-business partnership demonstrates success in four categories: foundation (how the partnership was established), implementation (how the partners work together), sustainability (how the partners work to sustain the partnership) and evaluation (the impact on the business and school communities).Applications are now available at www.corpschoolpartners.org and are due by Jan. 30.For more information on the council, the award or other activities and resources, call Lisa Bushey at (202) 667-0901. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to email@example.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A stone tool with adhesive, from SibuduCave. (Image: Wits University) Excavations at Sibudu Cave.(Image: Asapa) One of the two inscribed pieces of redochre discovered in Blombos Cave.(Image: National Science Foundation,courtesy of Chris Henshilwood.) A stone tool attached to a wooden shaftwith adhesive made from red ochre no.15 and A. karroo gum.(Image: Wits University)Janine ErasmusFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialThe Middle Stone Age site of Sibudu Cave, situated about 40km north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, has once again yielded important archaeological information. Researchers have identified a compound adhesive that was manufactured about 70 000 years ago and used to make hunting weapons.In 2008 the cave was the site of the discovery of three bone implements that were subsequently dated to about 60 000 years ago. The discovery was significant in that it would likely establish the origin of bow and bone arrow technology as occurring at least 20 000 years earlier than originally thought.Researchers from Wits University’s archaeology department have now revealed the discovery of a form of glue used by previous inhabitants of the cave, which was first excavated in 1983 and continues to be excavated under the current direction of Professor Lyn Wadley.Two of Wadley’s colleagues, residue analysts Bonny Williamson and Marlize Lombard, found traces of acacia gum, and an accompanying red ochre pigment initially suspected to be merely decorative, on stone tools found inside Sibudu Cave. The ochre was only present on tools fastened to wooden shafts to make composite tools.Acacia gum, also known as gum arabic, is a natural product exuded from acacia trees to seal holes in the bark. It is harvested from various acacia species using different methods, either by deliberately cutting holes in the trunk to stimulate gum production, or collecting from natural cracks in the bark.The team’s findings were published in May 2009 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article is titled Implications for complex cognition from the hafting of tools with compound adhesives in the Middle Stone Age, South Africa and is authored by Lyn Wadley, Tamaryn Hodgskiss and Michael Grant of Wits University.In the paper the researchers described the ancient cave dwellers as “competent chemists, alchemists and pyrotechnologists” who knew exactly how to manipulate their ingredients and deliberately bring about the physical changes necessary to produce an effective adhesive.A significant achievementWhile symbolic art is the internationally accepted anthropological criterion for mental capability, the team says the manufacture of the glue was as significant an achievement and shows that Stone Age people possessed much greater cognition and intelligence than originally thought.They propose that the result of their research is a fresh way of recognising and measuring cognitive ability.The Sibudu tools were constructed around the same time as the oldest known examples of abstract art, found in Middle Stone Age layers in Blombos Cave on the southern coast of South Africa, about 290km east of Cape Town.The 70 000-year-old artwork is inscribed on two pieces of ochre. Blombos is also famous for the discovery of 75 000-year-old shell beads and bone tools made 80 000 years ago.Opinions differ as to the significance of the artwork, with some experts saying that it may have been merely meaningless engravings, and others now arguing that the manufacture of a rather complex glue is a more convincing display of intelligence.Skilled artisansThe Wits research team believes that ancient Stone Age artisans were remarkably skilled and thoroughly understood the properties of their ingredients. They used acacia gum to bond stone and wood but the method of attachment showed considerable ingenuity, as the team were unable to successfully duplicate the process using just acacia gum. They had to dig deeper for the answer.In Stone Age times it was crucial to have effective hunting weapons, as lives were at stake. Although Wadley and her colleagues used the same methods and natural ingredients that would have been available to Stone Age dwellers, their versions of composite tools were not always as successful in stringent physical tests such as wood-chopping.The team found that the addition of the ochre pigment produced a more robust glue that held the tools together for longer, but the manufacturing process was intricate and required careful attention.It took some experimentation to hit on the right formulation. For instance, the fire had to be kept at the correct temperature, the control of which depended on the type of wood used. The glue could not be mixed too close to the flames or it would boil, resulting in trapped air bubbles that weakened it.Laboratory tests established that the use of ochre causes a rise in the pH of the glue, making it less acidic. It also affects the electrostatic forces present and results in a physical change in the malleability of the substance.A mixed particle size was important to the success of the compound adhesive. The greatest success was achieved using red ochre number 15, as this resulted in bigger grains which were comparable to stone chips in concrete. However, ancient artisans may also have added an aggregate in the form of grains of sand to ensure a more consistent product.The team’s own experimentation showed that in contrast with other living creatures, such as some birds or wasps, that make composite glues out of instinct, the process of constructing a finished hunting weapon required the ability to multi-task in order to keep track of the various steps.“Some of the steps required for making compound adhesive seem impossible without abstract thought and the ability to multi-task,” they wrote. “This suggests overlap between the mental abilities of modern people and people in the Middle Stone Age.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at firstname.lastname@example.org.Related articlesAncient arrows a clue to the pastUnearthing our human ancestorsTracing the origins of humankindUseful linksWits University School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental StudiesSibudu – Association of Southern African Professional ArchaeologistsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Related Posts dan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#smart watch#WWDC Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Apple’s keynote at the World Wide Developers Conference yesterday was notable for the many products the company announced. Also, for the ones it didn’t.In two hours yesterday, Apple gave consumers and developers a slew of new products to get excited about. Completely new versions of both its operating systems in Mac OS X Mavericks and iOS 7. Three new computers in the Mac Pro desktop and two MacBook Airs. Apple’s iCloud was spread across the product line and integrated more deeply into both its operating systems. No other company in the world engenders more speculation than Apple. Yesterday, Apple did nothing to help that speculation by sticking basically to the script in the WWDC keynote. We knew that Mac OS X and iOS would be getting updates. We had a good idea that Apple would give us a few new computers. Apple didn’t give us “one more thing.” There were no surprises.The lack of surprises was, well, not really a surprise. Apple tends to hold individual events for big, new products. The WWDC keynote is really for developers and any products that Apple thinks do not deserve their own big presentations. That being said, here is what we are waiting for from Apple but didn’t see hide nor hair of yesterday.What Apple Didn’t AnnounceAn iWatch Or Wearable Gadgets: Everybody fully expects that Apple will eventually unveil a smartwatch of some sort. The media has dubbed it the iWatch. The rumors say that Apple will announce the iWatch in the fall, in time for holiday season.A MacBook Pro: It might be greedy to expect Apple to announce four whole new computers at WWDC. Apple announced the Mac Pro desktop and two MacBook Airs. Yet, the Airs were really just an update with longer battery life. While that is great, the “wow” factor was a little missing. Apple didn’t announce any new computers with Retina display or a new non-Air MacBook. Any Mention Of Television: Mum has been the word from Cupertino on if Apple will ever enter the TV business full scale and as the months pass by, we do not really expect Apple to make the jump. Yet, Apple didn’t even mention its existing set top Internet box – Apple TV – in any form at the WWDC keynote yesterday. No new hardware. No new software or content features. Nothing. Apple TV is the type of product that doesn’t deserve its own special announcement and would have fit perfectly into the WWDC keynote.New iPod TouchThe Invisible iPod: It may be about time that Apple put the iPod in its rearview mirror. Like the Apple TV, the iPod barely saw a mention at WWDC yesterday other than as a part of total iOS installations. Apple released a new iPod a couple weeks ago to zero fanfare and hardly a press release. The iPod as a featured product from Apple is likely dead.Of course, Apple didn’t announce a new iPhone or iPad, either. Nobody expected them, too (though, it is curious that this is Apple’s first product announcement of the year, already missing the entire first quarter and most of the second). Were you expecting a new product from Apple and were disappointed when it wasn’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …
Do you really know the best ways to stay safe online? A recent post on the Google Online Security Blog showed that average web users focus on different tactics than those favored by security experts.In the blog post, Iulia Ion, Rob Reeder, and Sunny Consolvo highlight the results of two surveys they conducted. One was with security experts and one with users of the web who weren’t security experts. The two groups were asked to list the three best practices for remaining safe online. As the graphic (from the original post) below shows, the opinions of the two groups diverged, although both had recommendations about password usage.Image from Google Online Security Blog post – New research: Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe onlineI thought it would be useful to look at these recommendations and provide some of my thoughts:Install Software UpdatesExperts’ top recommendation was to install software updates – why? All software is prone to bugs, and many of these can be exploited by “bad guys” to compromise a user’s computer. As these bugs are discovered and the exploits employed, vendors provide patches for their software which fix the bugs. If you don’t keep your software up-to-date, you are unnecessarily exposing yourself to the risk of being compromised.PasswordsExperts advise using strong, unique passwords, while non-experts only advised strong passwords. By using unique passwords for each site, you can reduce the impact of a single site being compromised or your password exposed. Think about it this way – if you use the same strong password for every site you visit, what happens if one site gets hacked and someone finds out that password? Now, the “bad guys” have your password for all the sites you use.Using strong, unique passwords presents challenges, like, how do you remember all those passwords, especially if they are non-memorable? That’s why the number four recommendation of experts is to use a Password Manager. Most reputable password managers keep your passwords encrypted, so they can only be unlocked with a master password or fingerprint – now you only need to remember one strong password, and the rest can be unique and non-memorable.Non-experts recommend changing passwords frequently, but that really only provides protection against passwords being exposed and used long after the fact. This recommendation is likely made because many enterprises encourage (force) their users to change their passwords every six months.Two-factor AuthenticationExperts also advise the use of two-factor authentication. This means that, in addition to your username and password, you must have something else to prove who you purport to be. Many services, like Twitter, will send you a text message with an additional authentication code, if you configure it that way. This means that even if someone has your username and password, they wouldn’t be able to log in as you from a new device (most two-factor authentication can be set to only prompt for the second factor every 30 days, or when logging in from an unrecognized device.)Anti-virus softwareThe number one recommendation of non-experts was to use anti-virus software. Why didn’t experts recommend the same? Since new bugs and exploits are being discovered all the time, anti-virus software often doesn’t catch the latest problem. If you believe that having anti-virus software will protect you from all threats, then you may be less cautious and let your guard down.ConclusionBeing an active participant in online communities and using online services entails some level of risk that your personal information will be misused. Adopting some of the expert-recommended practices outlined above will make it a bit harder for the “bad guys,” and doesn’t impose a large burden on you.Author: Stephen Judd (+Stephen Judd, @sjudd)This article (Security Practices Reviewed) was originally published Thursday August 27, 2015 on the Military Families Learning Network blog, a part of eXtension. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Banaras Hindu University on the boil Journalists to meet CMMeanwhile, a delegation of journalists is scheduled to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to raise voice against the alleged police action against journalists covering the protest. At least two journalists were injured and they allege the police did not let them go to the hospital for treatment, said the UP state accredited correspondents committee. A delegation of UPSACC has also left for Varanasi.In an earlier statement issued by the BHU, the central varsity alleged the protest by the girl students was “part of a conspiracy to defame the institution.”The administration said that some professionals wearing the cloak of social and political activists were misleading students, making them pawns. Alleging that the protest was “totally politically motivated” and staged and planned to stain PM Narendra Modi’s Varanasi trip, the BHU said. Apart from outsiders, the protestors also included students who had faced disciplinary action in the past.“Large number of outsiders”Commenting on the security inside the campus, the BHU said it ran a 24-hour security mechanism in the 1360 acre campus but also cited that the varsity had a large number of outsiders commuting through it.People from outside come in large numbers to visit the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, the 1550-bed Sir Sundarlal hospital and the 334-bed trauma centre and around one lakh people are in the campus at any given time given the flow of commuters and bikers who pass through it, the varsity said. The Banaras Hindu University administration has denied that it ordered a lathi charge on women students protesting against the inaction and victim-blaming after an alleged molestation case.BHU chief proctor O.N.Singh said the police acted in self-defence after the group of protesters, which he claimed was full of outsiders and “anti-social elements,” pelted stones at the security forces and tried to break into the hostels.“There was no lathi charge. The protesting crowd had a large number of anti-social and miscreant elements in it and they broke the Triveni Gate and tried to enter forcefully into the girls’ hostels. They pelted stones at the police, who acted in their defence. Some policemen also received injuries,” Mr. Singh told The Hindu.Mr. Singh said he had repeatedly appealed the students to maintain peace and claimed the administration did not resort to any excessive action.He also informed that the administration would advance the Puja vacation for students and asked students to vacate the hostels by 4 pm. A notification would be passed this evening to 10-12 hostels that were involved in protests, he said.
Hit by infighting, the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday convened a meeting to deliberate on the current problems being faced within the party and find a possible solution.The meeting was attended by district presidents, halqa presidents and other wing chiefs. Party co-president Balbir Singh, Member of Parliament from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann and the leader of the Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema were also present at the meeting.Demand for action“A majority of the office-bearers suggested action against legislators Sukhpal Singh Khaira and Kanwar Sandhu for their attempts to break the party,” said an official statement.Mr. Mann said that before any action is initiated he will try to reach out to the two leaders and try to convince them. “The MLAs are in touch with me and I am sure that they will fall in line soon and work to strengthen the party,” he said. Mr. Mann said that he will meet the people throughout the State in the coming days and would hold meetings at Bathinda, Faridkot, Mansa, Moga and Sri Mukatsar Sahib. “This is a testing time for the party workers and I am sure that they would not let me down,” he said.Party members informed that a meeting of AAP leader Manish Sisodia, who is also the party’s Punjab affairs incharge, at Jalandhar on August 13 has been postponed.