Nebraska state Senator Bob Krist is leaving the Republican Party and launching an independent bid for governor.Krist kicked off his campaign today (Wednesday), saying he’ll find nonpartisan ways to reduce property taxes while providing adequate funding for public education.He is officially changing his party registration to nonpartisan, saying he’s becoming an independent to try to restore a nonpartisan attitude in state government and promote more debate on issues.Krist also says he’ll work to fix problems in the Department of Correctional Services.He was appointed to the Legislature in 2009 by then-Governor Dave Heineman, elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.Krist is challenging incumbent Republican Governor Pete Ricketts in the 2018 election.
Matt Ritchie gave a disturbing assessment of his Newcastle side suggesting the whole team lacks belief.Ritchie echoed the sentiments of manager Rafa Benitez who said they needed a “miracle” to stay up before the festive period.The Magpies are currently two points above third-bottom Southampton, having won only one of their last eight matches.They go into Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie against Championship visitors Blackburn on a run of eight defeats in 11 home league games.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Ritchie is one of the fighters in Benitez’s squad, but told the Mirror: “The whole place just lacks belief.“We have to keep believing. We are in a fight and while we knew it would be tough this season we need to roll our sleeves up and get on with it.“This is where we find out if we have got the characters and the belief and the determination to achieve what we did last season.“Hopefully we can come together and really pull through. We need to be together – everybody at the football club. Belief is the main thing, confidence and desire too.”
Rakhi SawantPR HandoutThe news of Rakhi Sawant’s hush-hush wedding spread like wildfire. Rakhi, who always managed to grab headlines, tied-the-knot in a secret ceremony with husband Ritesh, who is an NRI based in the UK. The couple exchanged vows in both, a Hindu and a Christian ceremony at JW Marriott in Mumbai. Prior to this, the couple also did a court marriage and got their marriage officially registered.In an interview with Spotboye, Rakhi Sawant revealed how husband Ritesh proposed to her and how it all panned out. Talking about the same, Rakhi said that she told Ritesh ‘Dil mein ghanti nahi bajti’. To which, Ritesh asked, ”Mere liye dil mein ghanti bajti hai kya?’ Rakhi asked him to give her some time to think over it and with time realised that she was falling-in-love with him. She said that they met for they met for the first time just 15 days before the wedding when he had come down and she realised he was the man for her.Rakhi also revealed that after knowing him, she prayed very hard to Jesus that she must become his wife. “Woh khawish toh poori ho gayi. God has been kind to me so far,” Rakhi told Spotboye.Talking about why she kept her wedding a secret and lied about it, Rakhi said, “Main dar gayi thi, haan maine shaadi kar li hai. I am confirming the news with you today.”Rakhi and Ritesh are planning to have a baby in 2020. Rakhi has also said that people would get to see her husband when they go for their pre-baby shoot and has also revealed that husband Ritesh is a very private person and wouldn’t like him to be under the media spotlight.
A Prothom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in what the police called gunfight with them in Lalpur upazila of Natore early Saturday, reports news agency UNB.The deceased, identified as Manikuzzaman Manik, 48 of Ishwardi upazila in Pabna, was an accused in a college student murder case, the law enforcement said.Saikat Hasan, officer-in-charge of Natore Detective Branch of police, said police arrested Manik, also a member of a hijacking gang, from Rooppur of Pabna district on Friday.The police launched a drive to arrest the other members of the gang after he had given information to the law enforcement about them.When they reached Tofakata intersection, his associates opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to shot back in self defence around 2:00am, triggering a gunfight.Police rescued bullet-hit Manik and took him to upazila health Complex where physicians declared him dead, he added.The OC said police arrested Manik while investigating a case filed for killing of a college student on 5 July at Baraigram, Natore.Manik was accused in a dozen of murder and hijacking cases, the OC added.According to the human rights body, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In the first five months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 162, the rights body said on its website.
This is the time for the arty farty and the collectors to descend at the NSIC grounds in Okhla where the fifth edition of India Art Fair started on Thursday. The fair features 103 exhibitors from 23 countries. It is laid out in three adjacent gallery space with separate sections devoted to multi-media art and a speakers’ forum which will host more than 40 speakers over three days. From masters to relative newbies — they are all there with their works. So you have works by Akbar Padamsee in a solo by Priyasri Art Gallery. On display are his recent oils along with a 12 ft mirror image, oil on canvas along with his other important oils. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gallery Ragini is displaying works by six Indian contemporary artists in a show called The Unbearable Lightness of Becoming. Artists include Ravi Gosain, Vishakha Apte, Saptarshi Das, Dhanur Goyal, Rashmi Mala and Tanya Gill.Kolkata gallery Experimenter is showing works by Bani Abidi, Rathin Burman, Adip Dutta, Nadia Kaabilinke, Naeem Mohaiemen and Hajra Waheed. The focal point? All of them respond to the moment of fracture of cities under crisis, duress, revolution and the taut and fragile relationship of people who live in them.Kathakari by Sidharth at the Gallery Art Konsult booth is about India’s ancient art of storytelling where the artist reinvents the tradition, picking up the anecdotes and characters from his life and turning them into visuals.Then Absolut is showcasing the collections which include Absolut Seth, Absolut Kher and Absolut Subodh Gupta.Worth a watch!