The BJP finally rolled out its biggest star attraction, Bollywood dream girl Hema Malini, in its high-voltage MCD election campaign.The Mathura MP descended on the Capital early on Saturday morning and participated in a roadshow with Union minister for science and technology and earth sciences Harsh Vardhan, in his constituency Chandni Chowk.The veteran actor – smartly clad in a pink saree and sporting shades, with her staff holding up a big green umbrella – mounted an open vehicle with Harsh Vardhan.Inspite of the continuous rose petal showers and cheers from onlookers, she looked visibly uncomfortable in the 40 degree Celsius Delhi summer.The two covered 15 MCD wards including Model Town, Sadar Bazar, Ballimaran, Matiya Mahal and Chandni Chowk, with an entourage of more than 100 bikes and cars bearing the saffron flag in tow.’ONLY NATIONALIST PARTY IN INDIA’While the Padma Shri awardee preferred to escape the heat the moment it got over and left in her car, Harsh Vardhan said, “In 1990, when the BJP was created, we were called ‘communal.’ Now, people realise that we are not a sectarian or communal but the only ‘nationalist’ party in India.”The convoy carried posters of various BJP candidates in the MCD election from Chandni Chowk including Seema Gupta from Ward number 77N, Model Nagar, and Harishankar Babu from Ward number 76N, Sangam Park.On the Aam Aadmi Party, Harsh Vardhan said, “They deliberately choked municipal bodies of funds, which they lawfully deserved. In fact, the central government passes funds to the Delhi government, a part of which has to be furthered to MCDs, but the Delhi government didn’t do that.”advertisementOn Kejriwal, he said, “Delhiites will teach him a lesson just as he has been given a befitting response in the Rajouri Garden bypoll few days back.”We will selflessly serve Delhi if we come to power again. We will work on the lines of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to make Delhi one of the finest capital cities of the world,” the minister added.ALSO WATCH | Delhi Dangal: 10 reasons why the MCD poll is important for voters
Milan, In. — Milan Community School Corporation recently purchased new risers for the choral department through a grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation.The purchase is very timely since the group is preparing for an upcoming competition.
In the first game of back-to-back-to-back road games for the Pirates, Greensburg fell to Hauser 5-0.The Pirates came out flat against a talented Hauser team and the Jets were able to put one away against Greensburg early and never looked back. The Jets were able to get a lot of shots on goal throughout the game, connecting on 2 in the first half and 3 in the second.The Pirates never had an answer. Grayson Newhart had 4 shots and Collin Springmeyer had 1. Addison Roblero registered the only shot on goal for the Pirates.The Pirates fall to 2-5-1 and play again tomorrow against Switzerland County.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.
Press Association The 24-year-old striker made just 16 appearances in all competitions for the Cottagers. Taarabt becomes Milan’s fourth reinforcement in the winter transfer window following the arrivals of Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda from CSKA Moscow, French centre-half Adil Rami from Valencia and Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien from Chelsea. Taarabt is unlikely to make his Milan debut in Saturday’s game against Torino. Adel Taarabt has completed his loan switch to AC Milan from QPR, the Italian club announced on Friday. The Morocco forward has joined the Rossoneri for the rest of the season, despite having only joined Fulham on a season-long loan from relegated QPR last summer. A statement from AC Milan read: “AC Milan announces that Adel Taarabt has joined on loan from QPR, with an option to sign the player at the end of the season.”
DPI, Guyana – Several Guyanese Olympians were given the recognition they deserve after representing Guyana on the biggest stage for sports. Through the hard work and dedication of these athletes, Guyana has been placed on the map in the area of sports.Some of those athletes participated in the Olympics as far back as 1976. The Olympians celebrated at the Pegasus Hotel last Friday evening.Those athletes honoured include some household names such as Michael Parris, Aliann Pompey, Winston George and James Wren-Gilkes. Some of the other Olympians were Aliyah Abrams, Jennifer Innis- Stephens, Adam Harris, Geoffrey Sankies, Jeremy Bascom, Gordon Carew, Evan Parris and Andrew Harry. Missing from last night’s event were Niall Roberts, Richard Jones and June Griffith.Sankies was present at the 1976 Olympics but did not participate due to a boycott of African Nations. He was slated to represent Guyana in the discipline of Judo where he was expected to do exceptionally well. Nevertheless, he said being there and carrying the Golden Arrowhead at the march-past was an unbelievable feeling.Sankies said the recognition is a good thing for all those who were forgotten. “I hope they can get the recognition and be held as role models for school children who can look up to them and learn from them.”Aliann Pompey has represented Guyana on several occasions at the prestigious games. However, she said it was always a proud moment to represent the ‘land of many waters’ on such a big stage. Pompey, who is a 400 sprinter, competed in the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She said the pride felt when competing is wonderful but being recognised by her home country incomparable.“I am actually very emotional because nothing like this has ever happened for us as Olympians. There are 15 Olympians here and being able to share our stories, our glory days, I am very glad that this has happened.”The only Guyanese to have medalled in the Olympics is Michael Parris who copped a bronze medal in boxing at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Parris said he took pride in what he did and being recognised was just the icing in the cake.Jennifer Innis-Stephens participated in the 100 metres sprint and long jump at the 1980 Olympics. Innis- Stephens noted that she was always confident of herself and while being at the Olympics “was a big deal”, she was not overwhelmed by the bright lights and large crowds. However, being recognised by her home country for her efforts is another ball game. “I appreciate being honoured and recognized after so many years of service as an athlete,” she stated.Aaliyah Abrams, a force to be reckoned with in the 400 metres was a part of the 2016 Olympic in games in Rio. While she did not medal, Abrams said she has much more to give and is excited to keep on going.“It feels good to be recognised. It is a lot of hard work and mentally taxing competing in sporting events. It is wonderful to have people who enjoy watching you compete, also celebrate you,” Abrams said.Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton along with Director of Sport, Christopher Jones and President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K.A. Juman Yassin was also at the event. They commended the athletes for their contribution to Guyana and assured them that the recognition will not be a one-off event.The Olympians received their certificates at the 4th Aliann Pompey Invitational at the National Track and Field Centre.