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Guess the club from its original name in talkSPORT’s toughest quiz!

first_img1 It wasn’t always Uniteds, Towns, Citys, Rovers and a Hotspur, you know.Back in the day most of the English teams we love today started off in very different guises as the professional game took off in our green and pleasant land.Here at talkSPORT we love giving your brain a workout on a Friday so we want to test your knowledge and find out how much you know about some of football’s original team names.Go on, give it a go below…About | Privacy | Terms Guess the club from its original name in this tough talkSPORT quiz! last_img

Carmakers spinning wheels

first_imgYou’ve argued that meeting the new standards will raise car prices to levels that will cut sales and make new vehicles prohibitive for most ordinary citizens. Of course, you have tried this same argument every time California passed any kind of anti-smog regulation for as long as smog controls have existed. You resisted the first primitive smog control devices, you fought catalytic converters, you didn’t want to make either electric vehicles or gasoline/electric hybrids – which are now your fastest-growing sales area. So you’ve wasted a lot of breath and legal fees while losing every time. You’ll lose this time, too, if Judge Sessions is not a complete incompetent (and nothing in his long record suggests he is that). There’s one other thing: You live on this planet, too. While it may be true that other planets also are warming at this time, suggesting a cyclic event is happening on the sun, there is scientific consensus that carbon dioxide is at its highest atmospheric levels ever and that the higher those levels rise, the higher go average worldwide temperatures. So even if part of global warming is natural, part of it is man-made and we can’t tell whether we are causing the larger share or not. So if we want to preserve life and geography as we know them, it behooves us to do what we can to mitigate our contribution to the planetary warming. That includes you. This is the reasoning behind the California standards. Now that they’ve been upheld in Vermont, there’s a good chance six more states that don’t do it automatically will pass similar laws. These include Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Utah, Illinois and Minnesota. Add them to California and the northeastern states that automatically follow us, and you have more than half the American vehicle marketplace. You argue that California’s rules create a situation where you need to make two kinds of cars. Of course, you’ve done that for many years. We’ve all heard of California cars and so-called “49-state” cars. Never been a big deal for you, has it? But you’re right in one way. It is more efficient to build 50-state cars, meeting standards everywhere. So do it. Make all your cars meet the California standard likely to exist soon in at least half the country. Do that and you’ll save a lot of legal fees, months of grief and a lot of foul emissions. You’ll become good citizens on your own for a change, rather than being dragged to it kicking and screaming. What a positive change that would be! So do yourself a favor and read the Vermont decision closely. Then act logically for once, with the history of your repeatedly failed obstructionist efforts in mind. Then we’ll all have peace and be doing more of our share to keep the planet going. Tom Elias is author of “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” now available in an updated third edition (e-mail: tdelias@aol.com). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Tom Elias Memo to the world’s automakers: If you want to keep selling cars in the world’s largest and most devoted automotive market, you really ought to heed closely the early autumn decision of a federal judge in Vermont. Listen up, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler, Mazda and the rest . Judge William K. Sessions III has essentially told you that even though you chose Fresno as the locale for a lawsuit aiming to throw out California’s new rules aiming to cut down greenhouse gas emissions, you won’t win. The judge is saying you simply have no case. And since he’s only rarely been reversed, his laughing your case out of his courtroom probably means you don’t have much of a shot anywhere else, either. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Your Fresno lawsuit, placed there because for some reason you believe judges in California’s Central Valley are less environmentally conscious than elsewhere, basically said state emissions laws are now in conflict with federal fuel economy laws. If you were right, and those laws were in conflict, the federal laws would prevail and the state laws would not be worth the paper they’re printed on. But now your Fresno case might even be dismissed without so much as a courtroom argument, if judges there determine you’ve already had your day in court in Vermont and lost. For the case you put before Judge Sessions was pretty much a rehash of what you’re arguing in Fresno, since Vermont is one of 12 other states that automatically adopts California’s emissions standards every time this state toughens them. Here are some of the facts you must now consider in determining whether it’s a waste of considerable dollars to keep on with your resistance to the California standards: As adopted by the 12 states where they are now law, the new greenhouse gas standards could eventually cut carbon dioxide emissions by 100 million tons annually. That’s about 20 times as much CO2 as is taken out of the air annually by all the growth on all the farmland in California. Quite a bit. last_img read more

Construction slows sales, forces out businesses

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – Montebello business owner Myoung-Ja Lim could not hold out to see if the city’s Whittier Boulevard Revitalization Project delivers an economic boom. Three months of construction along Whittier Boulevard have slowed business so much that Lim was finally forced to close her First Bargain 99 Cent Market last week, after what she says had been five years of bustling commerce. Her store was one of the largest between 4th Street and Montebello Boulevard. After putting her life savings into the business, a crushing $11,300-a-month rent and an uncompromising landlord extinguished Lim’s chances of economic survival soon after the first bulldozers hit the boulevard in early October. By the end of the first month of construction, Lim had lost 80 percent of her usual income and was unable to meet the rent. She received an eviction letter shortly thereafter, although she struggled to stay in business while she negotiated with the landlord. “I lost everything,” said Lim, who was close to tears. “I tried to ask (the landlord) if he could bring down the rent, but he wouldn’t. I couldn’t pay my rent, I couldn’t pay my loan for the bank. The neighborhood likes my store, and I like my customers. I tried to sell it, but no one wanted it because … no money coming in.” Lim had joined a group of other similarly affected enterprises on Whittier Boulevard and approached the city for help in early November. Officials said they could offer loans and banners advertising that businesses were open during construction but could not pay rents or mortgage installments. The revitalization project aims to create a downtown shopping and restaurant center between 4th and 10th streets. The project will include new landscaped sidewalks, trees, street lights, benches and signs. Construction started recently on the south side of the street, after the completion of nearly three months of work on the north side. After closing her doors for business this week, Lim donated her unused merchandise to business neighbor Alma Flores, who owns The Right Price discount store on the same block, as well as to a local church. Lim’s donation helped Flores survive a little longer as her store has seen an overall 85 percent drop in revenue. “On the very first day of construction, I only made $29 when I usually make $300,” Flores said. “Now I have to ask my son for money, my friends … it’s a lot of stress.” Councilman Bill Molinari said construction is a couple of weeks ahead of schedule and that crews are on a full-time work week. “If we had them working extended hours, it would have cost the city another $350,000 and not made enough of a difference in the timeline,” Molinari said. “I understand it’s difficult for the small businesses and they often experience high turnover, but we do offer some loans based on a point system to those who are leasing. We encourage them to avail themselves of the loans.” Jim Javaheri, owner of the popular Jimmie’s Restaurant for 18 years, said loyal customers have helped keep his losses to a minimum. Despite a 13 percent to 15 percent loss in revenues, Javaheri supports the city’s efforts to revitalize the area and admonishes looking back on something that cannot be undone. “It’s a done deal now,” Javaheri said. “No matter when you do it – June, July, December – people will always say, `Why didn’t you do it another time?’ You can never satisfy the public in these circumstances,” he said. “But I just hope that we all can work as a team for the sake of the city, for the betterment of Montebello.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img

VACANCIES: ARE YOU LOOKING FOR YOUR CAREER TO ‘EVOLVE’?

first_imgEvolve Menswear is one of the leading clothing retailers in the North-West.Now it is looking to expand even further and you could be part of their growing team.The company is looking to hire in a number of areas. It is looking to recruit full-time sales advisers, an experienced full-time book-keeper and an experienced marketing/digital marketing manager.If you think you have the attributes to fill any of the above positions then simply email hr@evolvemenswear.comThe closing dates for applications in March 9th.VACANCIES: ARE YOU LOOKING FOR YOUR CAREER TO ‘EVOLVE’? was last modified: February 24th, 2016 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:donegalevolve menswearjobslast_img read more

DONEGAL SPORTSTAR REVIEW FOR FEBRUARY

first_imgThe Donegal Sports Star Awards review of sporting successes in February highlights a fantastic month for athletics in the county.Mark English retained his Irish 800 metre title and qualified for the European Indoor Finals in Prague while fellow Letterkenny man Danny Mooney won the Senior Men’s 1,500m Final at the AAI Indoor Games in Athlone which put him inside the qualifying time for the same championships. English was presented with his 2014 Overall Donegal Sports Star Award by Chairperson Neil Martin at the weekend after being unable to attend the presentation ceremony in the Mount Errigal Hotel at the end of January due to his participation in an international athletics meeting in New York.The UCD medical student and Mooney were subsequently named on the Irish senior team for Prague. English secured his time at an Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham finishing sixth in a time of 1:47:17. The following day the Letterkenny man retained his Irish senior indoor title in Athlone in a time of 1:51:34.Mooney also finished third in an indoor mile race at Athlone IT in a time of 4.03.88 where the winner American Ben Blankenship broke the first sub 4 minute mile in Ireland.It was a good month for Donegal athletics as LYIT student John Kelly won the Irish Universities Indoor Shot Putt title at Athlone IT setting a new Donegal record with a throw of 15.83m. And later in February at the Irish Indoor Finals Kelly, a member of the Finn Valley Club, took silver in the Shot Putt with a throw of 15.97m. Also in Athlone Mary McLoone won her 10th gold medal after taking the triple jump title with a leap of 12.10 metres. Milford’s Brendan Boyce came second in the 5k walk. The Magee family from Raphoe was in top form at the Irish National Badminton Championships in Lisburn. Chloe won the Ladies Singles and along with Sam took the Mixed Doubles title. Sam and Joshua won the Men’s Doubles. Their cousin Kyle Magee won both the Boys U-15 Singles and Mixed Doubles. Chloe’s niece Rachael Darragh was a beaten finalist in both the Ladies Singles and Doubles Finals.Also in February the Magees were members of the Irish team that lost to Denmark at the quarter-finals stage of the European Team Championships in Belgium. The highlight of the Irish performance was the win by Chloe Magee over Line Kjaersfeldt who was two places above her in the rankings (21-17), (21-23) (21-11).There was a super success for Dungloe man Shaun Sharkey who was a member of the Irish team that won the European 8 Ball Pool Championship in Paris defeating England in the final. In motorsport there was a first major rally success for Donagh Kelly (Frosses) and Kevin Flanagan (Derry) who won the Galway International while the victors in the National section were Ardara’s Declan Gallagher and Ryan Moore (Letterkenny).Later in the month Kelly and Flanaghan in their Ford Focus WRC won the opening round of the National Rally Championship in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.There was success for three members of Stranorlar’s Viking Fit Powerlifting Club at the national championships in Cork. Paulina Coleman won the Bench Press and came third in the squat dead lift. Her husband Mick a reigning world champion won the equip bench press and came second in the raw bench. Letterkenny businessman John Watson became dead lift champion and he was second in the bench press. Another reigning world champion Maria McShane came second in the deadlift and set a new Irish record. Also in Cork, Fit-Hub Letterkenny’s Sinead Doherty won the 140kg dead lift.The Donegal Women’s veterans atheltics team took silver medals at the National Masters and Intermediate Cross-Country Championships in Tuam. The Finn Valley Women won the Club Masters title while Letterkenny AC’s Natasha Adams was the first individual home. The Donegal Ladies Bowls won the IIBA Women’s Inter-zone title at Killyclogher overcoming Armagh who were looking to win the title for a seventh time. It was a very good month for the Donegal Ladies senior side who won their opening three NFL Division 2 games against Down, Ulster champions Armagh and Clare.There was promising news for young Raphoe Hockey Club members Ben Wallace and Alexander Tinney who were named on the Ireland U16 panel.It was a good end to February for Ballybofey’ Larissa Muldoon who scored a crucial second half try that gave Ireland a super 11-8 Six Nations win over England in Ashbourne. Also on the winning team was Fahan’s Nora Stapleton.Earlier in the month Muldoon and Stapleton both featured as the half-back partnership as the Irish scored a 30-5 win over Italy in Florence but the pair also experienced defeat the following week in the second Six Nations game going down 10-5 to France in Ashbourne. Letterkenny native Kieran O’Gorman came on for the final ten minutes as the Irish Club representative side lost 23-18 to Scotland in Galashiels. At the beginning of the month North West Snooker Club members Aidan and Sean Devenney, Conor and Eamonn Harkin and Ronan Whyte reached the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Snooker Championships in Killarney.Four Donegal girls Ciana Brogan, Caoimhe Walsh and Zoe Green from Lagan Harps and Aoife McColgan (Illies) were capped for the Republic of Ireland U16 side at a EUFA Development Tournament in Dublin. A Republic of Ireland squad of home based players that played Wales in two away international friendlies included Letterkenny Rovers quartet Gareth Doherty, Adrian Delap, Jason McGee and Daire O’Baoill along with Lee McCarron of Finn Harps. A Doherty penalty in the first game gave the Irish a 1-0 win over the Welsh.Donegal County Council are the exclusive sponsors of the Donegal Sports Star Awards which take place annually at the end of January. The organizing committee is already preparing for the big 40th awards celebrations. For further information go to donegalsportsstarawards.ie or Facebook Donegalsports Starawards.DONEGAL SPORTSTAR REVIEW FOR FEBRUARY was last modified: March 21st, 2015 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)last_img read more

GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SUPPORT HAULAGE INDUSTRY – CLLR MCGOWAN

first_imgThe Government needs to support the Irish haulage industry according to Finn Valley county councillor Patrick McGowan.The Fianna Fail councillor said the haulage industry is a vital link to mainland Europe for the whole island of Ireland for industries such as agriculture sector.Recent news that a large National haulage company is to cease trading with the loss of almost 400 jobs, is very working and is in keeping with what the Haulage Trade has been saying for some time now, he said. “The Government cannot sit idly by and watch the Irish haulage industry disintegrate. They need to immediately bring forward legislative measures to safeguard the industry,” said Cllr Mc Gowan .“The collapse of Target Express is a clear signal that Irish haulage sector has been in a state of crisis for some time now , and nearly 20% of haulage companies have gone out of business since 2012 representing 5,000 jobs losses.“The spiraling cost of fuel has hugely impacted on haulers, fuel now accounts for 50% of these companies’ cost based compared to 30% previously. International haulers also have an advantage over Irish companies as they can benefit from a fuel rebate. Law abiding haulers are also placed at an unfair disadvantage as unscrupulous operators are using laundered green diesel. This reduces the competitiveness of legitimate companies and we know the slightest advantage can be the difference between a company surviving and not.”The road haulage industry contributes over €1 billion to the general exchequer but receives no financial assistance from the Government. The Donegal councillor says if it is to survive something must be done by the Government to ease the pressure.“The industry is under attack, its collapse would severely impact on our competitiveness internationally. It would also be hugely problematic transporting goods within Ireland and between Ireland and our important overseas markets, especially during the winter months due to the adverse weather condition.Higher transport Cost’s will mean consumers in Ireland paying more for their goods.Cllr Mc Gowan said the Government needs to consider proposals to implement a fuel rebate scheme for haulage companies together with a mechanism to address the impact of laundered fuel.“Recent Proposal’s from the Haulage could benefit the overall tax take if Haulage firms bought more fuel in Ireland instead of filling on the continent before returning home . GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SUPPORT HAULAGE INDUSTRY – CLLR MCGOWAN was last modified: August 29th, 2012 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL GARDAI WARN OVER FAKE iPHONE 5 SCAM

first_imgGardai have issued a warning to the public across Donegal regarding the advertising and sale of fake iPhone 5’s to unsuspecting customers.Sgt Paul WallaceThese phones look like the original Apple i Phone 5 come boxed with instruction manual charger, earphones etc but are fakes.However, these phones will not power up, accept a sim card are useless with no comeback for the purchaser. Local Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace has advised the public not to be duped by advertisements by unscrupulous persons who use authentic sales platforms to advertise these phones.Commenting Sgt Wallace said ‘ We have had a number reports again in recent days of people being caught again by this scam. Sales usually take place in car parks (without cctv) or close to the border so that a quick getaway is possible.“The seller will allow the purchaser to examine a genuine phone and then goes to get the box and accessories. The boxed phone is handed over for payment usually about €470 and the seller makes a quick exit. When the purchaser opens the box, they find a useless piece of plastic which resembles an Apple i phone 5’.“The public are advised to purchase such items from proper outlets where you have comeback and will be sold a gunine product supporting businesses in your community. “It is important for the public to be aware that ‘ buyer beware’ as if you are purchase one of these phones which are useless there is usually no comeback or if a proper phone may in fact be stolen remember you have no title to it and you are in possession of stolen property.“Remember if it sounds too good to be true it normally is ! by purchasing you are feeding into crime in your county and in your community’- Sgt Wallace concluded.It is important to report to Gardai if you have become a victim of this type of crime. DONEGAL GARDAI WARN OVER FAKE iPHONE 5 SCAM was last modified: March 6th, 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:FakeGardaiPhone 5Sgt Paul Wallacelast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: BROLLY WRITES OFF DONEGAL

first_imgTV PUNDIT Joe Brolly has written off Donegal’s chances of beating Dublin.The Derryman didn’t say it quite like that during Sunday’s live coverage of Kerry v Mayo on RTE.But what he did say was that “only Mayo are capable of putting it up to Dublin in the final.” Brolly claimed last week that during a cycle tour of Donegal he couldn’t find a single person who thought Jim McGuinness’s side could beat the Dubs. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: BROLLY WRITES OFF DONEGAL was last modified: August 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegaldubindublinJOE BROLLYlast_img read more

2011 Resolutions for SMBs: Move to the Cloud (If You Haven’t Already)

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market In 2010, we continued to hear a lot about how the cloud can benefit businesses both big and small, especially when it comes to cutting IT costs. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge, the ringing in of 2011 may be the perfect excuse to get started.Gartner recently put cloud computing at the top of its list of top strategic technologies for 2011 and they’re far from the only experts extolling the glory of the Web-hosted software these days.As a business, the number of things you can’t do in the cloud seemingly dwindles by the day. From project management and collaboration to billing and CRM, there’s a Web-based solution for any number of business needs.This year, we watched as Google Apps added over sixty new Web-based applications to its suite of offerings for businesses. New features and integrations were added to online invoicing app FreshBooks, and a new startup called InDinero gave small businesses an all-in-one financial dashboard akin to Mint.com. Of course, the cloud doesn’t come without it’s own risks and challenges. Up-time is critical, and a cloud service going down can mean that business grinds to a halt. But on the whole, Web-based options tend to be more affordable, which is hugely significant for smaller businesses, whose budgets and resources are often stretched thin. The cloud has perks beyond cost savings. The more your business’s applications are hosted online, the easier it will be to accommodate an increasingly mobile workforce. It also helps enable collaboration. By virtue of their very design, VoIP services like Skype are inherently more collaborative than old school telephony. The same is true of Google Apps, where colleagues can work on documents simultaneously. For project management, there’s BaseCamp, Apollo and literally dozens more. And of course, when business lives in the cloud, meeting with colleagues is no problem thanks to a range of virtual meeting services like GoToMeeting, DimDim, Fuze and WebEx, some of which have apps for iOS and Android.Unlike many of their legacy, desktop counterparts, cloud-based applications can usually integrate with one another quite easily. Thanks to robust API and integration tools, I can tie my Web forms on Wufoo directly to my email subscriber database in MailChimp. I can make Salesforce talk to social media tools and connect billing services to bookkeeping software in a few clicks.There’s little doubt that the cloud is going to be a huge part of the future of business. If you’ve been putting off the transition, there’s no better excuse than the arrival of a new year to get things moving. john paul titlow Tags:#biz#tips center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

NIA begins probe into discovery of explosives in U.P. Assembly

first_imgThe National Investigation Agency (NIA) on July 15 began a probe into the discovery of the high-grade Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) explosive material inside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, an official said.Officials told IANS that a NIA team arrived in Lucknow on July 14 and was immediately briefed about the case.The NIA officials, other than visiting the spot where the explosive material was discovered on July 13 evening, were likely to grill the security staff and agencies of the State police responsible for the security of the Vidhan Sabha.Also Read Explosive found in UP Assembly; Yogi Adityanath seeks NIA probe  The security personnel would be quizzed on why no action was taken to spruce up security despite a tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau in May 2017 about a possible terror plot to attack the Assembly when in session.The NIA team would also question janitors and others who have access to the exclusive area, near the seat of the Leader of the Opposition.Police still cluelessEven as the NIA began its probe, questions remain on who actually sneaked in the explosive material.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had termed it a terror plot to harm the Assembly and the lawmakers but the police and investigative agencies so far find themselves tied in knots as to how the explosive material was sneaked in through the three-tier security of the Assembly and by whom.A senior security official told IANS that many a times lawmakers refuse to cooperate with the security and throw a tantrum on being frisked.Even the police sniffer dogs that are deployed during House sessions failed to discover the explosive material, which is very lethal and has potential of causing widespread damage. The white powder packet that was found near the seat of the Leader of the Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhary weighed 150g. A police officer said 500g of PETN was enough to bring down the entire Vidhan Sabha building.Investigators are now poring through CCTV footage to zero in on the person who could have planted the explosive material. Thankfully, whoever did smuggle in the explosive could not also sneak in the detonator. However, explosives experts say that a mobile phone was enough to “spark the powder” with dreadful consequences.The place where the explosive material was found is a sanitised zone and only Vidhan Sabha security staff, marshals and the lawmakers are allowed to go there.PETN was used by terrorists in the explosion outside the Delhi High Court on September 7, 2011, killing 17 people and injuring 76. PETN was also used to trigger serial blasts in Varanasi in 2016.last_img read more