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DD Fitness: How Lent can help you achieve your goals?

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s fitness guru Emmet Rushe explains how you can achieve your goals this Lent. We have entered the season of Lent.Over the next 6 weeks’ millions of Christians will commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries a form of penance. Lent is traditionally described as fasting for 40 days in commemoration of the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the desert.This is something that most people who set out on can complete.Their faith is the driving force behind their goals and this faith is what keeps them on track when things get inevitably difficult during the 6 weeks of abstinence.In a normal situation, when someone sets out on a goal, quite often the goal is never reached. The difficulties that arise can be their downfall and lead them off course and eventually into giving up.Why is it then that when it comes to Lent, people seem to have more will power?It is because of their faith.With this, they have something that is greater than their wants and needs.When you abstain from something to achieve a goal, the goal must be greater than the pull of what you are abstaining from. If it isn’t, you will inevitably fail.During lent, the goal is to follow what Jesus did, and to abstain for the 6-week period.The thought of straying from this, the guilt of failing during this time and the sense of achievement that they have carried out something for their faith and for God is enough to keep most on track.This can be used to your advantage during this time. If you normally struggle with goals, Lent could be what helps you to succeed this time.You will have a reason greater than what you are abstaining fromYou will have likeminded people who are starting similar journeys. You have a reason that people WILL NOT question. Once you say why you are abstaining, there are no questions asked. All 3 of these combined, will increase your chances of success tenfold.So, get started, find support and use these next 6 weeks to break habits, achieve goals and finally find success.#leanin2019We are always welcoming new members into our Lean in 2019 program.Our course starts on April 1stIf you would like to pre-book your place you can contact me though the link belowhttps://www.rushefitness.ie/contact-us/ * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: How Lent can help you achieve your goals? was last modified: March 2nd, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:dd fitnessemmet rushelast_img read more

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Juno Finds a ‘Whole New Jupiter’

By on December 19, 2019

first_img*For the answer, read Dr Jerry Bergman’s book, How Darwinism Corrodes Morality. (Visited 646 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Paradigms are collapsing as the Juno spacecraft gets a good look at the giant planet’s poles for the first time.Every new planetary encounter finds surprises. That’s understandable when exploring the unknown, but the magnitude of the surprises indicate that the scientific consensus has been wrong in their models and predictions. Leigh Fletcher from the University of Leicester says at The Conversation,Ten months after its nerve-wracking arrival at Jupiter, NASA’s Juno mission has started to deliver – forcing scientists to reevaluate what they thought they knew about the giant planet. The first findings from Juno, published in Science, indicate that many aspects of Jupiter have defied expectation – including the strength of its magnetic field, the shape of its core, the distribution of ammonia gas and the weather at its poles. It certainly makes this an exciting time to be a Jupiter scientist.A long time ago, planetary scientists learned a way to shield their embarrassment at being wrong (6/25/17). They learned to call being wrong “exciting”.What wrong things is Fletcher excited about this time? First, he says, the ammonia in Jupiter’s atmosphere was expected to be well mixed. “That idea has been turned on its head – the ammonia concentration is much less than expected.” Expected by whom? Expected by the secular planetary moyboys, presumably, who were supposed to know what to expect.It certainly makes this an exciting time to be a Jupiter scientist.Another surprise is that Jupiter’s famous bands extend much deeper than “expected” by atmospheric scientists. Fletcher continues,This is much deeper than what we’ve generally thought of as Jupiter’s “weather layer” in the upper few tens of kilometres. What’s more, that structure isn’t the same all the way down – it varies with depth, indicating a large, complex circulation pattern.And the surprises didn’t stop there. There is no solid core at Jupiter, apparently. Although no one can see what’s down there, new evidence suggests the presence of a “fluffy” core that extends halfway out from the center. That’s very, very different from the earth-sized solid core textbooks told us about for decates. And Jupiter’s magnetic field—strongest among the planets—also surprised the team, being formed much shallower than theory predicts. “If proven, this has substantial implications for studies of magnetic fields at all of the giant planets.”At Live Science, reporter Mike Wall quotes Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton who expresses the shock at what Juno has revealed:“Most scientists have felt that, as soon as you go down a little bit into Jupiter, everything would be well-mixed, and we’re finding that that’s just not true at all,” Bolton said. “There’s structure down deep, but it doesn’t seem to match the zones and belts. And so we’re still trying to figure it out.”Juno’s measurements during the first few close passes also show that Jupiter’s magnetic field is nearly two times stronger than scientists had predicted. And the probe’s gravity data suggest that “there’s a lot of strange, deep motions that possibly are going on inside of Jupiter,” Bolton said.“What Juno’s results are showing us is that our ideas of giant planets maybe are a little bit oversimplified,” he added. “They’re more complex than we thought; the motions that are going on inside are more complicated. It’s possible that they formed differently than [suggested by] our simple ideas.“Bolton has summarized some of these initial findings in Geophysical Research Letters. A Juno Image Gallery has been posted by NASA. Most dramatic have been the stunning photos of cyclones, swirls and turbulent mixtures near the poles that look like works of abstract art. It looks very, very different from the parallel bands at the equator. As the craft saw, for the first time, the higher latitudes of Jupiter, it also didn’t look like anything like Saturn’s north polar hexagon or southern cyclone. Fletcher continues,Jupiter South Pole from Juno (NASA/JPL)Gone is the organised structure of jets. There’s no evidence for hexagons or anything like it. And instead of one cyclone, we see multitudes, surrounded by a whole host of chaotic and turbulent features. With the ability to see structures as small as 50km, Juno’s camera has revealed numerous bright cyclones of a variety of appearances – some appear sharp, some have clear spirals, some are fluffy and diffuse, and the largest is some 1400km across. That’s about the same distance between London and Majorca. These bright storms sit on top of dark clouds, giving the appearance of “floating” on a dark sea, and it will be some time before we understand the lifetimes and motions of these storms.That’s a lot of turbulence to have gone on for billions of years. In the last paragraph, Fletcher explains why he is excited by being so wrong:You might imagine that, faced with throwing out models that have taken careers to develop, scientists might be a little glum. But the exact opposite is true. A mission like Juno, accessing regions that no robotic spacecraft has ever probed before, is designed to test the models to the extreme. If they break, then the search to find the missing pieces of the puzzle will provide deeper insights into the physics of the Jovian system. All these surprises have come from just the first perijove encounter, and I’m sure there are plenty more revelations to come.Is this a fire insurance policy? No matter how much wrong the models prove to be, they can call it “deeper insight” and keep their jobs. But when previous insights were wrong, it means they were never insights at all; when previous models were wrong, they were fake models (7/06/16). The public should have hoped that the scientists would be at least partly right. Astrobiology Magazine calls it “A Whole New Jupiter” that Juno has found, implying that the Old Jupiter (the models and insights into its workings) were fake all along.Here’s an idea. Since the moyboy theoreticians are always wrong at every planet and moon they look at, fire them all. Who needs them? Let NASA keep the engineers who build and fly the spacecraft. They do their job with excellence, and usually succeed against formidable odds. Anyone who has a prediction or a model can put it out there before the encounter. Then, let the world have open access to the treasure trove of data and photographs. The prediction that best fits the data wins and gets the honors. Isn’t that the way that science (‘knowledge’) should work? Who needs a bunch of perpetually-wrong government employees who take taxpayer money and can’t be fired?That’s what Captain Fitzroy should have done. He should have left Charlie D. on the dock. Fitzroy could have announced his route through the public media so that people could predict what his crew would find. All he needed on the boat were the best mariners, data collectors and and engineers. Unbiased writers on board could keep good journals and bring back samples. They could have gathered lots of specimens, and presented them publicly where everyone could look at them. The sharpest minds could have equal access to the data. The best ideas could rise in public debate at open scientific societies. Instead, Fitzroy took along a failed student with a gift of gab who brought us the Stuff Happens Law, using it to argue that humans came from bacteria. Are we better off because of it?* last_img read more

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Barloworld’s brilliant Tour success

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first_img30 July 2007South Africa’s Team Barloworld wrapped up an outstanding debut at the Tour de France, which ended in Paris on Sunday, with Robert Hunter finishing fourth on the final stage and second in the points’ competition, while Mauricio Soler captured the prestigious polka dot jersey, which is awarded to the King of the Mountains.In addition to those two excellent results, Barloworld also showed that its future is in good hands by placing two riders in the top-five of the white jersey competition for cyclists under the age of 25.Team Discovery Channel’s Alberto Contador, the winner of the race, finished first, with Soler ending second and Kanstantsin Siutsou fifth.New contractAnd speaking of the future, there was great news for Team Barloworld during the race when Soler – about whom there was so little known before the Tour that the voices of cycling, the great and very knowledgable commentary team of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin, admitted they hadn’t previously heard of him – chose to extend his contract with the team by two years, through to the end of 2009.After his brilliant performances in the Tour, Columbia’s Soler has become a hot property, a cyclist that many of the big teams would have loved to offer a contract, so his decision to stick with Barloworld is a real coup.Team manager, the highly respected Claudio Corti, said in a statement: “I’m really delighted. Mauricio is a true professional who found in our team the perfect conditions to demonstrate his skills.”Stage victoriesBoth Soler and the team’s captain and sprint ace, South Africa’s Robbie Hunter, recorded stage victories.With French President Nikolas Sarkozy following him in the race director’s car, the Columbian climber tore through the field on the ninth stage from Val d’Isere to Briancon, one of the toughest of the Tour, to register a massively impressive victory.Hunter, meanwhile, after narrowly missing out on a win on the fourth stage, and consistently being among the top finishers in the sprint stages, got it right on stage 11, which finished in Montpellier.A six-year waitWriting on his website afterwards, he said: “This is a victory I have been looking for for over six years and, I guess it’s true, the more you wait for something the more you appreciate it. I gotta say I hope it shows everybody back in SA that anything can be achieved if you try hard enough and give it your all.“More than anything, I hope this causes a wave of interest in the sport ’cause I know how much talent there is back home and I’m sure there plenty of young guys that can achieve the same and more.”Hunter’s victory gave Barloworld two stage wins within three days and, for the sponsors, a fantastic reward for their support of the team by exposing the Barloworld brand to a huge worldwide audience.After the penultimate stage of the Tour, Chris Fisher, the head of corporate marketing at Barloworld, was interviewed on the Moneyweb Power Hour radio programme and asked about the feeling within the team.‘Absolutely delighted’“Well, within our team we’re absolutely delighted,” he said.“We’ve exceeded our expectations by far, bearing in mind we came here with the objective of having a podium finish. We’ve now had two firsts, a second, two thirds, two fourths, two fifths, a sixth today – so things couldn’t be going better for us.”And those words came before Hunter’s fourth place finish in the last stage on the Champs Elysees.Those performances have changed people’s perception of the team immeasurably; at the start of the Tour de France, many would have, upon hearing of Barloworld’s entry, asked “Who?”Following the completion of the epic race, people have sat up and taken notice. They know all about Team Barloworld now.The commentary team of Liggett and Sherwin, both enthusiastic supporters of cycling in South Africa, summed up the impact Barloworld made on the Tour by calling the team one of the stories of this year’s event.South Africans in the Tour?For South Africans, there is a big question to be asked after the successes of the SA-sponsored outfit on the biggest stage of them all. It is whether or not there will be any cyclists that follow in Robbie Hunter’s footsteps and compete in the Tour de France.Hunter had the answer to that one in an interview with Moneyweb.He said: “There are a couple of guys that this Barloworld has got. You know, you’ve got a young guy like John Lee-Augustyn, who is a hugely talented bike rider. Unfortunately he’s just a little bit too young right now to feature in the Tour de France. If it was one year later, you know, I have no doubt in my mind that he would have been in the Barloworld team.“Other riders unfortunately, like Ryan Cox, had a slight problem; he had an operation just before the Tour de France, otherwise he would have been in the race. So there are a couple of South African riders who are there and can compete on this level.”Very bright highlightsSo, while the Tour de France was dogged by some controversy, including a number of positive doping tests and Michael Rasmussen – at the time the leader of the race – being axed from Team Rabobank and sent home because of lies he had told regarding his whereabouts when out-of-competition doping tests were to have been done on him, there were also some very bright highlights.Apart from the overall victory by the young Spaniard Alberto Contador, many of them were provided by Team Barloworld.They included the out-of-nowhere domination of the King of the Mountains by Maurico Soler, the never-say-die attitude of Robbie Hunter in the sprints, and the stunning performances from the previously little-known team from South Africa, who took up the challenge of facing the big guns with gusto and emerged from the task having gained a new legion of fans. 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Video: Iowa Scores 1st Touchdown Of Big Ten Championship On 85-Yard Beathard To Smith Pass

By on October 27, 2019

first_imgIowa football players walk out onto the field.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field in front of their fans against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Iowa won 24-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We have an extremely tight one at Lucas Oil Stadium tonight, but if things hold, Iowa will be conference champs. After the Hawkeyes and Michigan State Spartans traded five field goals through the first three quarters, C.J. Beathard aired it out, connecting with Tevaun Smith on a deep pass for an 85 yard touchdown..@LucasOilStadium just erupted. Why? Because @HawkeyeFootball just took the lead on this *long* TD. https://t.co/AdE6L3P3p2— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 6, 2015Iowa leads 13-9 with 13:51 remaining in the game. You’re up, Connor Cook.last_img read more

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Survey says Canadians prefer shopping in store compared with online

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgTORONTO – A survey done for BMO Capital Markets suggests Canadians prefer shopping in store to ordering online.The bank asked Canadians if they would consider buying different products in five categories from Canadian Tire, Walmart or Dollarama.It asked if shoppers would prefer to buy the product online from the retailer’s website, the retailer’s physical location or Amazon.ca, assuming they were the same price.The 1,200 surveyed overwhelmingly preferred to buy items from a physical retail location, as opposed to online in every category.BMO analyst Peter Sklar wrote in a report that the survey highlighted one of a number of factors that he believes insulates Canadian Tire from the impact of Amazon.ca, at least in the near term.BMO noted that the survey included only items priced between $1.25 and $30.last_img read more

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Shares in Cenovus Canadian Natural soar on Alberta crude production cuts

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first_imgCALGARY, A.B. –  Shares in oilsands companies most likely to benefit from Alberta’s move to curtail crude production starting Jan. 1 are soaring in the wake of Sunday’s announcement by Premier Rachel Notley.In early trading Monday morning, Cenovus Energy Inc. rose as much as 13 per cent over its Friday close to $11.11, while Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. rose as much as 16 per cent to $38.74.Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix was the first oilsands CEO to call for the province to curtail production and on Sunday issued a statement commending the government for its “difficult but necessary” decision to try to repair Alberta’s “temporarily broken” oil market. The discount between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate was about US$21 per barrel on Monday morning, an improvement of about US$7 per barrel from Friday, according to Net Energy. WTI was up almost US$2 per barrel.Canada’s largest oil and gas company, Suncor Energy Inc., opposed the curtailments as an unnecessary market intervention, noting it is insulated from most price discounting due to its Canadian refining assets and firm pipeline contracts.Its shares were up slightly Monday as it issued a statement saying its estimate of the impact of the provincial cuts will be provided when it issues its 2019 capital and production guidance.The Alberta government announced a plan Sunday to impose oil production cuts starting in January to reduce output by 8.7 per cent or 325,000 barrels per day until the province’s glut of oil is cleared, with the curtailments continuing at a lower pace for the rest of 2019.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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State allots land for 37 handicraft artisans

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgKolkata: The Bengal government has allotted land to as many as 37 people involved in the production of various handicraft items in the Biswa Khudra Bazar at Bolpur in Birbhum district.After attending a Cabinet meeting, state Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra said that allocations of land have been made for 23 people and 14 new allotments are coming up soon, taking the number to 37. According to Mitra, at least 5,000 people may be employed in the various units that are coming up in the Biswa Khudra Bazar. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”Apart from katha stitch projects, terracotta and ornamental jewellery, various other projects are coming up like poly printed packaging materials and various spare parts for the power sector. The units that are coming up will produce small components of various power related equipments,” Mitra said. It may be mentioned here that the Bengal government is developing the Biswa Khudra Bazar- an integrated production and promotion hub for small and micro enterprises, in Birbhum. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThere will be three separate units in the state-of-the-art Biswa Khudra Bazar, including one where there will be production of goods, while the second one will be meant for promotion and sales of the same products. West Bengal Small Industries Development Corporation is developing the project. It was a dream project of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Meanwhile, in another development, the state Cabinet has constituted a committee comprising a group of ministers which will chalk out a detailed policy on development of refugees in the state. Following the instruction of the Chief Minister, various works have already been initiated for the socio-economic development of the refugees across the state.last_img read more

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Should social media livestreaming be banned

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first_imgNew Delhi: Would you want your teenager to watch terrorists killing people in the real world or someone committing suicide? No one, in their right mind, would ever want their kids to get exposed to such events, simply for the repercussions that such content can have on young impressionable minds. But with a smartphone on their hand and Facebook installed in it, chances of them watching such horrific content some day cannot be denied, especially because the social media giant allows all its users to go live. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The 28-year-old Australian who sprayed bullets on innocent people who were praying at mosques in New Zealand on March 15 decided to broadcast his act on Facebook. Facebook said the video was viewed fewer than 200 times during the live broadcast, but it was watched about 4,000 times before being removed from the platform. By that time, copies of the 17-minute video were later shared in millions on other social media platforms, including Twitter and YouTube. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India Facebook earlier faced flak for the live streaming of suicides on its platform from different parts of the world, including India. So does that mean that live broadcast on social media platforms should be banned? “What happened in New Zealand was one-of-a-kind heinous exhibition of brutality and terror. I don’t think the world has become so bad that we should see such things occurring repetitively,” Faisal Kawoosa, Chief Analyst at market research firm techARC, told IANS. “Live streaming is an essential part of social media platforms and as video becomes the default mode of communication over digital platforms, live streaming empowers users to be real time on these platforms,” he added. Youngsters also find the facility, which is also available on YouTube and Instagram, useful for broadcasting their travelling adventures and tutorials. “The ‘live’ feature on social networking platforms could be good for people who want to publicise stuff like their travel, fashion or subject tutorials,” said 25-year-old Rijul Rajpal who works with a film production company. Many even find it helpful for connecting with their favourite film stars and music icons. But despite the usefulness of the feature, one cannot deny the potential of misuse of the feature, especially because the social media companies have still not developed a technology that can prevent the broadcast of live shooting. Facebook said that its Artificial Intelligence (AI) system could not automatically detect the New Zealand shooting video as the system was not properly trained. It promised to improve its technology so that broadcast of such videos can be prevented in the future. But policy makers are not impressed. In the US, tech firms have already been asked to brief the Congress on March 27 regarding their response to dissemination of the video of the New Zealand terrorists attack on their platforms. The social media giant may face similar questions from lawmakers in other countries in the coming days.last_img read more

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Pak court indicts PMLN chief Shehbaz Sharif son in graft case

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first_imgLahore: An accountability court Tuesday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on charges he misused his authority while he was the chief minister of Punjab province. Shehbaz’s son Hamza, the Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly, was also indicted by the court in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. Both Shehbaz and Hamza pleaded not guilty to the charges framed against them, which involve the misuse of their authority and the illegal use of public funds. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USDuring the brief hearing, Judge Najamul Hassan asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor what exactly the Ramzan Sugar Mills case is, to which special prosecutor Waris Ali Janjua replied that public funds were used for a nullah for the mills, of which Hamza is a director. According to the accountability watchdog, the funds for the nullah – which come to about Rs 20 crores – had been released by then Punjab chief minister Shehbaz. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsShehbaz, 63, served as the chief minister of the politically crucial Punjab province from 2013 to 2018. He became PML-N president after his elder brother Nawaz Sharif was barred from holding the top party position and public posts. “God knows, in last 10 years being the chief minister of Punjab, a province of over 100 million people, I have saved the country billions of rupees. I had nothing to do with this bridge, no money was wrongfully used,” Shehbaz told the court. The court subsequently indicted both, father and son, before moving onto hearing the Ashiyana Housing scam case. Judge Hassan adjourned the hearing till April 23. Shehbaz has already been indicted along with nine others in the Ashiana Housing scam case. He was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in the probe on October 5, 2018 and released on bail on February 14. On Monday, Hamza was granted pre-arrest bail till April 17 by the Lahore High Court, which also restrained NAB from arresting him in cases pertaining to ownership of assets beyond means, until further notice. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Monday arrested a “key frontman” of Hamza and his brother Salman who allegedly laundered over Rs 50 crore abroad at their behest. Referring to the arrest of Mohammad Mushtaq, the NAB said it believed that the arrest would strengthen its case against both sons of PML-N president Shehbaz. According to the NAB, it had the record of the money laundering transactions of over Rs 50 crore sent by Mushtaq to the accounts of Salman abroad. Mushtaq was leaving for Dubai. But during immigration at the Lahore airport Monday, his name appeared on the no-fly list.last_img read more

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TMC Panchayat pradhan assaulted in Cooch Behar

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first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress Panchayat pradhan in Cooch Behar sustained serious injuries, while some other party supporters were roughed up by some miscreants. The incident occurred at the Panchgora Panchayat area of Mathabhanga on late Wednesday, barely a few hours before the elections and triggered tension among the local residents. The district Trinamool Congress leaders have accused that BJP-backed goons were involved in the attack. A detailed probe has been initiated. The district election officials also sought a report in this regard. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPanchayat pradhan Atul Das was returning home along with some Trinamool Congress activists on Wednesday night, when some miscreants came on motorcycles, stopped their way and attacked Das. He was hit with sticks. The victim fell on the ground after receiving several blows. When the Trinamool Congress workers who were accompanying Das came to his rescue, they were also beaten up by the goons. After being alerted by their screams, local residents rushed to the spot. The miscreants fled from the spot immediately after the incident. The district Trinamool Congress leaders have alleged that BJP-backed goons had attacked their Panchayat pradhan to create a reign of terror in the area, hours before the elections. BJP leaders in the district have, however, denied the allegations and termed the incident the result of a fallout between two groups within Trinamool Congress. Das was taken to Mathabhanga Sub-Divisional Hospital for treatment. He has received injuries in various parts of his body. However, his health condition is stated to be stable now.last_img read more

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