Drake Hosts Raise The Purse Luncheon

first_img“I would like to thank our chair members Suzie Burt, Irene Knapp and Ginny Knapp Haviland. Their support for this event really shows the power of philanthropy in the Des Moines area,” said Drake Associate Athletics Director Patrick Tomka. “The event helped us showcase Drake University and the athletic department to a new audience and it was fun to see everybody so engaged.” The luncheon closed with comments from Director of Athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb and head women’s basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk, who shared the vision of Drake Athletics, which is to make world a better place one Bulldog leader at a time through living the Bulldog Way. The event began with a silent auction featuring more than 150 gently used designer and high-end purses and handbags and several Drake Athletics-themed bags. Following the lunch, a live auction, including a number of VIP packages took place. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University Athletic Department partnered with the Old Bags® to host the Raise The Purse luncheon on Thursday in the Courtside Club of the Shrivers Basketball Practice Facility. The Old Bags Luncheon® is a national fundraising platform and thanks to the leadership of faithful supporter, Suzie Burt, Old Bags® partnered with the Bulldogs for their first ever fall fundraiser. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

‘Crisis meeting’ at Chelsea

first_imgRoman Abramovich held a crisis meeting with Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and the first-team squad at the club’s training ground on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph reports.The players were ordered to Cobham in the wake of Saturday’s dismal 2-0 defeat at Everton.Blues owner Abramovich is believed to be increasingly concerned that Chelsea could fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since he took ownership of the club in 2003.The Daily Mail suggest Chelsea’s players were furious after Villas-Boas cancelled their day off.The Daily Mirror say Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has put QPR on alert after admitting contract talks with Victor Moses are on hold.Rangers expressed some interest in the Latics forward during the transfer window.And The Sun pick up on Tony Fernandes’ Twitter comments following QPR’s performance at Blackburn, declaring that he branded his own players “spineless” after the 3-2 defeat.The Rangers chairman had tweeted: “Talent is one thing. Being able to cope with the pressures of talent is key.“Everyone needs a spine to take the pressures of life. We need a spine in QPR. We need fighters not just talent.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

A freedom timeline: 20 years of democracy

first_imgThe past 20 years have transformed South Africa. Once sanctioned, vilified and on the brink of civil war, the country is now a stable democracy and a respected player on the global stage.We explore the major milestones in our democratic journey.Compiled by Melissa Jane Cook and Mary Alexander27 April 1994 – The first democratic elections are held, with nearly 20-million South Africans forming now-legendary queues outside voting stations to cast their ballots. For the first time in history all South Africans over the age of 18, irrespective of race, had the right to vote. Freedom Day, 27 April, becomes a national holiday.Watch: Miracle Rising: South Africa voting:10 May 1994 – Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa’s first democratically elected president.24 June 1995 – The Rugby World Cup is hosted in South Africa and won by the Springboks. In an epic battle held at Ellis Park against the All Blacks of New Zealand, Nelson Mandela gave incredible encouragement. Rugby was previously seen as a whites-only sport. Mandela presented the trophy to captain Francois Pienaar, an Afrikaner, wearing a Springbok shirt with Pienaar’s own number 6 on the back. This was widely seen as a major step in the reconciliation of white and black South Africans.Watch: Nelson Mandela at the 1995 Rugby World Cup:3 February 1996 – The Africa Cup of Nations, hosted in South Africa, is won by national soccer side Bafana Bafana, who defeat Tunisia 2-0 in the final at the FNB Stadium.15 April 1996 – The Truth and Reconciliation commission is launched by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The commission was set up to hear the truth about the apartheid-era crimes, with amnesty from prosecution granted to those who came clean.Watch: Tutu and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission:July and August 1996 – South African swimmer Penny Heyns shines at the Atlanta Olympic Games in the US, winning gold in both the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke.4 February 1997 – South Africa’s new Constitution takes effect, after being promulgated by President Nelson Mandela on 10 December 1996. It replaced the interim Constitution drawn up at multi-party talks in 1993 to govern the transition to democracy. The highest law in the land, the Constitution and its Bill of Rights sought to guarantee an open, transformative society in which human rights would be entrenched.18 July 1998 – On his 80th birthday Mandela marries Graça Machel (née Simbine), widow of Samora Machel, the president of Mozambique until his death in 1986.2 June 1999 – South Africa’s second national democratic elections are held. The African National Congress wins with 66.4% of the vote.14 June 1999 – Thabo Mbeki is sworn in as democratic South Africa’s second president. He had served as Mandela’s deputy and had taken over running of the day-to-day affairs of government well before the former president retired.25 April 2002 – South African IT billionaire Mark Shuttleworth gains worldwide fame as the world’s second self-funded space tourist and the first African in space. He launched aboard the Russian Soyuz TM-34 mission, paying some US$20-million for the voyage.Watch: Wearing a Madiba shirt, Mark Shuttlewoth attempts the Mandela dance aboard the International Space Station:9 July 2002 – US President George W Bush awards Nelson Mandela the Presidential Medal of Freedom, that country’s highest civilian award, in Washington.26 May 2003 – South African adventurer Sibusiso Vilane makes history when he becomes the first black African to summit Mount Everest, a climb he would repeat two years later.Watch a short documentary on Sibusiso Vilane:29 February 2004 – Charlize Theron wins the best actress Oscar at the Academy Awards for her role in the film Monster. Receiving the award, she said, “I’m going to thank everyone in my home country, South Africa.”14 April 2004 – South Africa’s third democratic national elections held. The African National Congress wins with 69.7% of the vote, and Thabo Mbeki assumes his second term as president.5 March 2006 – Tsotsi wins the best foreign language film Oscar at the Academy Awards. Directed by South African Gavin Hood, the film was an adaptation of an Athol Fugard novel set in Alexandra in Johannesburg, starring Presley Chweneyagae.Watch: Cast of Tsotsi meet Nelson Mandela:22 May 2006 – New Statesman places Nelson Mandela at number two on its list of 50 heroes of our time. At number one was Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner.18 July 2007 – On Nelson Mandela’s 89th birthday, he, Graça Machel and Desmond Tutu convene The Elders, a grouping of world leaders set up to contribute their wisdom and independent leadership to solving the world’s toughest problems. Other members include Kofi Annan, Ela Bhatt, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Mary Robinson and Muhammad Yunus.20 October 2007 – The Springboks defeat England at the Stade de France in Paris to win the Rugby World Cup trophy for the second time.Watch highlights from the final of the 2007 Rugby World Cup:20 September 2008 – With nine months left in his second term, President Thabo Mbeki announces his resignation after being recalled by the African National Congress’s national executive committee.25 September 2008 – Kgalema Motlanthe sworn in as South Africa’s third president of the democratic era.22 April 2009 – South Africa’s fourth democratic national elections held. The African National Congress wins with 65.9% of the vote.9 May 2009 – Jacob Zuma is sworn in as democratic South Africa’s fourth president.11 June to 11 July 2010 – South Africa hosts the Fifa Soccer World Cup, a successful, incident-free tournament held in 10 brand new or rebuild stadiums. Despite national side Bafana Bafana being eliminated in the first round, support for all teams was phenomenal. Spain eventually defeated Netherlands in the final held at FNB Stadium.Watch: The top 10 goals of the 2010 Fifa World Cup:July and August 2012 – South African swimmers and rowers win gold at the London Olympic Games. Chad le Clos beat 18-time gold medallist Michael Phelps in the 200-metre butterfly while Cameron van der Burgh won gold in the 100-metre breaststroke. The rowing team of Sizwe Ndlovu, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and James Thompson won gold in the lightweight four race.May 2012 – South Africa and Australia are named joint hosts of the massive Square Kilometre Array radio telescope. Once complete, the telescope will be 50 times more sensitive than other radio instruments and will provide never-before-seen detail of the universe.Watch: The Square Kilometre Array:5 December 2013 – Nelson Mandela dies at home in Houghton, Johannesburg, and the world grieves. Thousands of South Africans laid flowers outside his house, and many more filled FNB Stadium for his memorial service. International leaders joined them, including US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao.Watch: Nelson Mandela’s life story:15 December 2013 – Nelson Mandela is buried at his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape.27 April 2014 – On Freedom Day, South Africa celebrates two decades of democracy.Watch: South Africa celebrating 20 years of democracy:last_img read more

Featured CITO events that are sure to inspire

first_imgGeocachers in Helmbrechts, Germany teamed up with a local hiking club to collect trash and rebuild hiking trails for their special CITO event. The event even drew in several people who weren’t geocachers or members of the local hiking club – but just good citizens wanting to give back. Joining forces more than 40 helpers cleaned the area, placed new signposts, cut bushes where the trees were overgrown, and (of course with permission of the owner) gave the 20 years old dwarf statue that protects a cave and a geocache some fresh color. Photo by ravestorm Saving money when saving fish Did you know it’s CITO Season 2? There is still plenty of time for you to make a positive impact to your geocaching playground. You can even earn a souvenir when attending a CITO Event now through Saturday, November 30, 2019. And if that is not enough to inspire you to roll up your sleeves, here are three recent CITO Events we noticed. Trees for Seattle SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 13, 2011April 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”2.5 Weeks Left Until CITO Weekend 2015April 6, 2015In “Cache In Trash Out”Will You CITO?March 24, 2013In “Cache In Trash Out” Herbst-CITO im Zwergenwald (GC8C75G), Helmbrechts, Germany Celebrate Arbor Day (GC8E4EJ), Seattle, USA Photo by wiifly Photo by madill Photo by Miss Jenncenter_img Photo by ravestorm Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Events originated in an attempt to help preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. To date there have been 24,342 CITO Events worldwide attended by 466,538 geocachers, volunteering to make a difference in their home zone. If this inspires you to dig in and make a difference in your area, find a CITO event to attend or host your own. Share with your Friends:More Eroded River Bank Restoration CITO (GC8C4D1), Nanaimo, Canada Clean up meets restoration In celebration of Arbor Day geocachers teamed up with Trees for Seattle to plant – you guessed it—trees in the Rainier Valley. This restoration effort also combined classic trash pick up with adding new Garry oaks trees to the area. Other activities were an “Ask an Arborist” booth, a neighborhood Tree Walk, apple cider press, and bird spotting. Eroding river banks may have a negative impact on fish populations and local wildlife. Geocacher wiifly taught volunteers how to prevent a river bank of the Millstone River to collapse and with unique restoration techniques. Geocachers planted trees, put up fences, shoveled a slope, and used a beaver dam to improve the local fish habitat—all in less than two hours. The event even made it into the local news, where it states that thanks to the hard work of the volunteers this project was completed at a fraction of the normal cost repairing the banks. Bravo! Photo by Miss Jenn You are sure to get your hands (or gloves) dirty when attending or hosting a CITO event – but your reward is a clean conscience. To inspire you to roll up your sleeves, we’re sharing three recent CITO events that stood out.last_img read more

Queensland continues its Deaf Touch Football domination

first_imgThank you to David Brady for contributing the article content.Related Links2014 Deaf Nationals QLD won all divisions (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed) Mixed Game 1: QLD A 1 defeated by QLD B 3 Game 2: QLD A 6 defeated ACT 2  Game 3: ACT 1 defeated by QLD B 7  Semi Final (play-off): QLD A 6 defeated ACT 4  Grand Final: QLD B 6 defeated QLD A 3 QLD B won the Shield MVP: Jamie-Lee Lewis (QLD)center_img Queensland successfully defended their national deaf titles in all three divisions last weekend, Men’s Women’s and Mixed.  They did this undefeated and simply raised the bar to another level for the other state deaf teams to achieve at the third edition of the National Deaf Touch Football championships at Grass Field Five at the Queensland State Hockey Centre. The Women’s division saw two teams enter, ACT Pirates and Queensland. Both teams were beneficiaries of the recent years’ Active Deaf Kids programs in their states where Touch Football Australia and Queensland Touch Football assisted the sports’ development.  The match saw Queensland too strong, putting 14 touchdowns over the young ACT Women’s team who showed improvement beyond their first year in the game to put two on the scoreboard. Queensland’s Tegan Blanch demonstrated once again why she is one of the best deaf female players by taking out the MVP for the second successive tournament.Queensland’s two teams in the Mixed division were both too strong for the developing ACT Pirates Mixed team, which saw both Queensland A and B team face off in the final. The final showcased the high level of talent of both the Men’s and Women’s games, who were represented on both teams.  Ron Franklin, Tian Chiem, Cameron Miller, Teegan Blanch, Jake Heywood, and the Mixed division’s MVP, Jamie-Lee Lewis demonstrated high skill level that would not be out of place in some of the mainstream National Touch League sides.For the third year in succession in the Men’s division, Queensland dominated the round matches to secure a place in the Grand Final for their chance of a three-peat against the ACT Pirates and New South Wales. The semi finals saw a close encounter between ACT and NSW, with the lead changing hands until the final quarter of the match that saw ACT take the lead by one, then New South Wales scored one more to tie the match. On the last play New South Wales had the opportunity to close out the match but an unforced error ensured the match remained at 6-all. The first ever drop-off was played at National Deaf Championships level, with New South Wales starting off the first set. Three sets in New South Wales made an error that turned over the play to ACT Pirates, who then played two roll balls, with David Brady finding a gap that enabled him to score and secure the win for ACT Pirates.  In the Men’s grand final Queensland saved their best performance to date at Deaf Touch Football Nationals level.  Under the leadership of Cameron Miller, and guidance around the park by Tiuan Chiem and Jamie-Lee Lewis, Queensland dominated the match scoring nine touchdowns over the ACT Pirates who scored two touchdowns.   An elated Queensland’s Cameron Miller summed up the tournament by saying “winning all three divisions is something we were working towards for the last two months…Every training session, we worked on our moves and polished up our defence and it was great to see it in action…The best thing for all of us was to see the young players play the game… They did us proud…The whole team should be congratulated for their ability to support and encourage each other throughout the tournament – never a cross word was uttered… I feel that is why we played so well.”Tournament Director David Brady praised the fields and referees by stating “the State Hockey Centre provided us with a good green grass pitch that allowed for some great action over the two days. Also it is important to recognise the assistance from Queensland Touch Football’s Gary Madders who sourced referees for the two days.”  Brady went further to state “this tournament was made possible by the new MOU between Touch Football Australia and Deaf Sports Australia, which provided the support in the background to make this happen. This is the third edition and it is clear that the MOU provides the opportunity for both the deaf and Touch Football community to work hard with good support to really grow the game for the future, but as David Brady stressed “if you want something to happen, everyone must work together for it.”Third National Deaf Touch Football Championship 2014 Results:  Men’s  Game 1: NSW 3 defeated by QLD 11 Game 2: ACT 4 defeated by QLD 10 Game 3: ACT 10 defeated NSW 7 Semi Final (Play-off): ACT 7 defeated NSW 6 Grand Final: ACT 2 defeated by QLD 9 QLD won the Shield MVP: Jake Harwood (ACT Pirates) Women’s  Game 1: ACT 2 defeated by QLD 14 Game 2: Demo Match (mix up between two Women’s team) cancelled due numbers QLD won the Shield MVP: Tegan Blanch (QLD)last_img read more

10 months agoBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope delighted with winning return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope delighted with winning returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope was delighted to be back in action for their FA Cup win over Barnsley.The Clarets stopper made his first appearance for the club since the Europa League tie in Aberdeen when he kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Barnsley on Saturday. “It was great to be back out there with the lads and pick up a good result,” he said.“I’ve been back in training a few weeks now so I felt ready to play. The lads came away with a clean sheet and a win.”And Pope is now targeting a return to Premier League action.Asked if he needed a few more games before being considered for a regular starting spot, he said: “You’re asking the wrong guy. Who knows? I’m happy with today and I played a reserve game as well so I’m well on the way. I’m happy with where I am. I feel good.” last_img read more

Storybook Project aims to reduce stigma around suicide give comfort hope

first_imgTORONTO – Suicide. It’s a word rife with stigma, an act spoken about in hush-hush tones or not acknowledged at all — and one that leaves family and friends not only bereft but reeling at the desperation that drove a loved one to take their own life.But a project being initiated at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto hopes to help reduce that stigma and raise awareness, while bringing comfort to people touched by the suicide of a loved one or those who have contemplated or attempted to end their lives.Known as the Storybook Project, it will be a compilation of stories from those who have experienced a loss through suicide or may see the act as the only way to escape a life filled with physical or emotional pain.“One thing we hope to achieve is a sense of healing, so creativity in and of itself is a very healing thing,” said researcher Sakina Rizvi, who is spearheading the project.“It allows people to process their experiences in a different way, in a way that is a little bit more removed, in a way that’s a little bit more safe,” she said. “Hope is so important for people who are in crisis or for people who have lost someone, who feel like life is never going to be OK.”Rizvi was driven to launch the Storybook Project after reading a Washington Post article by a reporter who was among several writers contacted through email by an American living in Japan. The man, who was unknown to the recipients, sent the 2013 email as a suicide note.One reporter emailed a woman mentioned in the note and notified the U.S. Embassy in Japan; another, who had lost loved ones to suicide, emailed the man directly.But they were too late — he had already taken his life.“It just made me realize the amount of stories … (and) the experiences that people have to share. And I think that those things deserve a voice,” said Rizvi.“It’s a place where you can read about people’s struggles and their path to healing … someone just saying, ‘Hey, I’ve been through that and it can get better,’” she said of the Storybook project, officially launched Tuesday. “It’s a simple thing, but it’s so powerful.”Submissions will be published online in about six months, followed by a book containing 10 to 20 selected stories, with all proceeds going to the hospital’s Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Suicide and Depression Studies program.The project welcomes stories up to 10 pages long from Canadians across the country.Rizvi already has six submissions, among them one from Bruce Ross, a 58-year-old accountant in Chatham, Ont., who has struggled with severe depression since adolescence and admitted to contemplating suicide several times over the last 40 years.Ross, who had three friends take their own lives, said he came closest to following their path at age 21 while living with his family in Dartmouth, N.S., and attending university.“I reached into my closet and pulled out Dad’s 12-gauge Cooey shotgun that I used to hunt rabbits,” he writes in his submission. “I fondled it like a kitten, pondering whether this would, or more appropriately, should be the ‘final solution’ to escape my pain.“After much solemn deliberation, I returned the shotgun to its proper place. I then lay on my bed and wept.”What stopped him?“As far as actually carrying it out, I’m not sure,” conceded Ross in a phone interview from Chatham.“I’ve a pretty strong inner strength and I always had optimism and hope … that I could get myself out of the dark hole.”Ross, who was later diagnosed with depression — his wife recognized the signs — was treated over time with more than 20 different antidepressants, cognitive behavioural therapy and electroshock.Nothing worked.It wasn’t until 2010, when he had a procedure called deep brain stimulation — in which electrodes placed in the brain act on the areas linked to depression — that he got some relief.“It changed a little bit, but I can’t say it was a miracle worker,” he admitted. “It took away some of the negative thoughts and ruminations, but unfortunately it didn’t replace it with so-called happy thoughts.”His advice to others aching with psychological pain that is propelling them towards the idea of ending it all is to “not be ashamed.”“There’s no shame in saying that you have depression, but don’t give up.”David and Deborah Cooper of Toronto also know the pain of suicide: their eldest son Eli took his own life just before his 31st birthday in July 2010 after suffering with the demons of bipolar disorder, which he had developed as a teen.“Eli was a young adult who was full of promise, he was joyful, he had a great intellect…. He had so many dreams and plans,” said David Cooper.“But the illness was progressive and it basically took over his life…. He couldn’t fight the battle any longer.”When the family learned of his death, “my first reaction was relief for him, that he was out of pain,” said his father, who now counsels other parents who have lost a child through suicide at the Toronto Distress Centre.“The parents, after something like this happens, there’s the panic, the shock … that instant that changes our lives forever.”Cooper said those left behind go through a long journey of grieving, but in time move towards healing and away from the process of mourning.“When your child dies, especially by suicide, the one constant with parents that lose a child is they need to keep the memory alive,” said Cooper, who will not only be taking part in the Storybook Project but has written a book about suicide due out in January called “Bridge Over the River Why.”“Encouraging others to talk and to share the memories of our son is a gift,” he said. “We ask them not to be afraid our of tears.“We need someone to hold our hand while we face this horror. We need validation that we’re doing the best we can with the hardest challenge that we’ll ever face.”The Coopers are in the process of setting up a rural treatment centre for young people with mental illness and concurrent substance abuse called Eli’s Place, in honour of their son.———Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

Crescent Point Energy Corp cuts quarterly dividend and capital budget

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Crescent Point Energy Corp. has cut its capital budget for this year by about $500 million and slashed its dividend.The company said it will now pay a quarterly dividend of a penny per share, down from three cents per month.However, it says that given its low share price it will buy back up to seven percent its outstanding shares under a normal course issuer bid. The company says it plans a capital budget of $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion.Crescent Point plans to spend about 55 percent of its capital budget on its Viewfield Bakken, Shaunavon and Flat Lake regions.Annual average production is expected to come in at 170,000 to 174,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

People wonder why Modi insults elders Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: Hours after BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi announced he had been denied ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that people were wondering why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “insulting elders”. In a series of tweets, Kejriwal said insulting elders was not part of Hindu or Indian culture. “The way Modi insulted his elders — (L.K.) Advani and Murli Manohar (Joshi), this is against Hindu culture. In Hinduism, we have been taught to respect our elders,” the Delhi Chief Minister said. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said that those who built the “house” — a reference to BJP — had been thrown out and questioned the loyalty of those “who are not loyal to their elders”. “Is this Indian culture? People are discussing why Modi is insulting Advani, Joshi and Sushma (Swaraj)?” Joshi, elected in 2014 from Kanpur, has announced that the Bharatiya Janata Party had told him not to contest the Lok Sabha election. The BJP has also denied ticket to Advani and replaced him with party President Amit Shah from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat.last_img read more

CRPF jawan feeds distressed boy in Kashmir

first_imgSrinagar/New Delhi: A CRPF jawan, who was part of the convoy that was targeted in the Pulwama attack, has been decorated with the paramilitary force’s highest service award for sharing his meal with a boy who appeared differently-abled.A video of Head Constable Iqbal Singh feeding the boy has gone viral on social media and has won plaudits for the security forces operating in Kashmir. The Sikh jawan was having his lunch in Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Monday when he saw a boy, wearing a black dress, sitting in front of a closed shop and Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singhsignalling him for food, a senior official said. Singh walked towards the boy and offered his lunchbox to the child, only to find that his hands were stricken with “paralysis”, the official said. The jawan, a driver of the 49th battalion, then put a sheet on the boy’s lap and fed him lunch. He then wiped the child’s face and offered water to drink, the official added. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) took cognisance of the incident and has decided to decorate the jawan with the director general (DG) commendation disc and certificate — the highest service award of the paramilitary — for showing “exemplary human gesture in spirit of the values enshrined in the charter of the force”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”The CRPF is always ready to help the people of Kashmir in times of distress. This is what I also did,” Singh said in a recorded video message provided by the CRPF. Singh was driving one of the 78 vehicles on February 14 when the fifth in their convoy was hit by a suicide attack killing 40 troops. The driver was part of the first team that helped in the rescue operation, the official said. “Armed forces operating in Kashmir are often tarred with the same brush. But that generalisation can sometimes be grossly unfair. Salute this man’s sense of compassion & humanity,” former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti tweeted. The Jammu and Kashmir Police posted the video clip on its Twitter handle with a caption: “We care”. “Humane heart of uniform personnel is commendable,” former state Director General of Police S P Vaid tweeted.last_img read more