New Delhi, Jul 29 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel has advised the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to honour the Kerala High Court directive on P U Chitra to ensure her participation in the upcoming IAAF World Championships. The Kerala High Court, yesterday, directed the central government to ensure participation of Chitra in the World Athletics Championships in London next month. “Shri Goel talked to AFI President ShriAdille Sumariwalla on the issue and advised him not to contest the directive given by the Kerala High Court as P U Chitra is otherwise a wild card entry for the World Championship,” the sports ministry said in a statement. She competes in the 1,500 mts race. Chitra, who recently won a gold in the womens 1500m event in the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar, filed the writ petition after she was excluded from the Indian squad by the federation. In her plea, Chitra said her gold medal performance at the Asian Athletics Championships made her an automatic pick for the World Championships. The court also observed that the selection process for the championship appears to be not transparent and qualified athletes were ignored. Former national champion P T Usha had said that Chitra had not been included in the team as she did not meet the qualifying mark set by International Association ofAthletics Federations (IAAF). PTI AH AH
Mumbai: Veteran director and actor Hrithik Roshan’s grandfather, J Om Prakash, passed away on Wednesday. He was 93. The news of his death was shared by actor Deepak Parashar, who said that Prakash breathed his last in the morning. “My dearest uncle Mr J Om Prakash passed away about an hour ago. So saddened as he joins his friend, my Mamaji Mr Mohan Kumar in heaven! “Their contributions to Indian cinema is a gift they left behind for us! Took this pic few months ago when went to see him! Om Shanti!” Parashar tweeted. A spokesperson for Hrithik said Prakash’s last rites were performed at a crematorium next to Pawan Hans, Vile Parle. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Dharmendra, visited his residence. Veteran stars like Jeetendra and Prem Chopra were also present for the funeral, along with family members, including Rakesh, Hrithik, his former wife Sussanne Khan and their two sons.
Updated: 7:22 PM Escondido resident starts food pantry for federal employees , Posted: January 21, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds and thousands of federal employees missed their first paycheck and it’s been tough for many to pay bills and feed their family.One local woman has left her doors open to anyone impacted by the shutdown. With the help of the community, she is providing food, gas cards and money for utilities until the shutdown ends.“For the first couple weeks, it seems to be okay, but as time goes on, we’re not making it as well as I thought,” said Brooke Treiber.Brooke Treiber’s family feels the impact of the government shutdown because she’s trying to feed four kids and make ends meet.“It is crashing for families. Crashing,” said Patti Thompson, who started a food pantry at her home in Escondido.Treiber met Thompson for the first time with tears in her eyes and groceries in her hands.“I tell them wholeheartedly take for a week for your whole family,” said Thompson.This Escondido woman started a food pantry at her home, a place where federal employees can take what need to put food on the table during the shutdown.“It’s actually like going to the grocery store,” said Thompson. “You have everything you need, all the way from detergent to kids snacks and healthy lunches and dinners, meats, produce and dairies.”The community poured in with thousands of dollars worth of groceries. Thompson’s home is filled and the donations have quadrupled since she started the mini grocery store just a week before. Thompson said the community has showed up every single day to help.“They walk out of here with a week’s worth of food and we give them 50 dollars in gas cards to get them through,” said Thompson.Some folks are preparing to miss their second paycheck this week. One federal employee who must remain anonymous because of where he works, said his family has dipped into their savings.“I asked her where this is all coming from and she said it was from the community of Escondido, so all I can say is thank you for the community coming together,” said the Federal Employee. “There’s a lot of people with big hearts.”Thompson said it doesn’t matter how long the shutdown lasts, her door will stay open.“As long as people are willing to bring food, I’m willing to hold that door open,” said Thompson.She also started a GoFundMe to raise money that will help federal employees pay for daycare, gas and utilities. If you would like to help donate, please visit this website.https://www.gofundme.com/utility-bills-and-gas-for-local-federal-employees?member=1501250If you have been impacted by the shutdown or would like to donate, please contact Patti Thompson at 760-580-4973. January 21, 2019