TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWEIRELD, WIMMER, ROSE,DIER, DEMBELE,SON, ALLI, ERIKSEN,KANERASHFORD, MARTIAL, LINGARD, MATA,SCHNEIDERLIN, CARRICK,ROJO, BLIND, SMALLING, DARMIAN, DE GEAUNITED (4-2-3-1)Both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have much to play for. In all probability Spurs have to win their remaining eight games and hope Leicester, seven points clear at the top of the Barclays premier League, slip up. And United are a point outside the top four with seven to play in their chase for a top-four finish.Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw at Liverpool last weekend, with Harry Kane earning a point with an equaliser, his 22nd Premier League goal of the season. Spurs have now recovered the most points from losing positions this term (19).But Spurs have dropped points in three of their last five games, winning only twice. United, meanwhile, have won four of their last five league outings, including last Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford.Rumours persist that United could be close to sacking manager Louis van Gaal – and that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a favourite to replace him.When these teams met at Old Trafford in August United won 1-0 with an early own goal from Spurs’ Kyle Walker.And history suggests a United double; Tottenham have entertained them 23 times in the Premier League, winning just three and losing 12. United last lost at White Hart Lane in May 2001. In the subsequent 15 years they have won eight and drawn six – including the last three and four of the last five.Spurs miss Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie while there are tests for Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen.United, meanwhile, are without Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney and test Daley Blind.
San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda survived Letran on Tuesday but the Red Lions’ performance down the stretch left coach Boyet Fernandez with a bad taste in the mouth.Fernandez was livid after San Beda needed to scrape past Letran late despite taking a commanding 22-point lead with only six minutes to go.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They thought it was already a won game for us so I hope they will realize what’s happening right now. the game is not yet over until the final buzzer sounds,” he added.The Lions also had the endure the absence of their star Robert Bolick amid the Knights’ fiery fightback.Bolick, San Beda’s heart and soul, fouled out with still 57.3 ticks remaining.Fortunately for San Beda, other players gave the team a big lift in the endgame.Donald Tankoua made a big basket for a five-point cushion, Franz Abuda converted on a free throw while Jo Presbitero had a crucial offensive rebound and sank four free throws in the last 7.7 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Blazers put loss to Stags under protest ‘for benefit of the doubt’ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I’m just really pissed off with how we played in the fourth quarter,” said a red-faced Fernandez.“First three quarters that was San Beda, but fourth quarter, I don’t know whose team was that. I’m just really pissed off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFernandez had a lot of reasons to be furious with the Red Lions allowing the Knights, who went on a 19-0 surge at one stretch, to pull within a point, 69-68, with 16.8 seconds left.“If we had lost this game, I should probably blame myself for that because I gave everybody a chance to play and the other guys who came in just simply didn’t want to really step up their game,” Fernandez said. “I do thank the guys who played the last one minute of the quarter Jo, AC (Soberano), Franz, Donald and Javee Mocon for stepping up and really taking good care of our defense in the last minute.”Tankoua finished with 19 points and nine rebounds while Javee Mocon added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds that went with three assists.Bolick collected 13 points, three rebounds and five assists as San Beda swept Letran in the elimination round for the third straight season. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments
Also added to the squad is his Kipyegon’s team-mate at Zoo, Nicholas Kipkirui as the team prepares to hold its first session on Monday.Hosts Harambee Stars will take on the Amavubi Stars of Rwanda in their opening match on the December 3.Kenya who are drawn in Pool A will then take on Tanzania, Zanzibar and guest team Libya as they hope to reclaim the title they last listed in 2013 at the Nyayo National Stadium.Pool B is headlined by defending champions Uganda who will take on Ethiopia, Burundi, South Sudan and guest team Zimbabwe.Full Squad in campGoalkeepersBoniface, Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Gabriel Andika (AFC Leopards), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)DefendersMusa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Charles Momanyi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Dennis Shikhayi (AFC Leopards), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Wellington Ochieng (Gor Mahia), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars) Isaac Kipyegon (Zoo Kericho)MidfieldersErnest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Whyvonne Issuza (AFC Leopards), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Ovellah Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Lawrence Juma (Nzoia Sugar)StrikersSamuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Vincent Oburu (AFC Leopards), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Benjamin Mosha (Sony Sugar), Nicholas Kipkirui (Zoo Kericho)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harun Shakava (Left) has been ruled out of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 – Gor Mahia defender Harun Shakava has been ruled out of the upcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after picking a recurring injury as the national football team Harambee Stars reported camp at Nairobi’s Utalii Hotel on Sunday.Shakava, who was part of the squad that won a record 16th Kenyan Premier League title for Gor Mahia, has been excused from camp by head coach Paul Put who has called up Zoo Kericho defender Isaac Kipyegon to replace the lanky center-back.
1 Frank de Boer Frank de Boer has been officially confirmed as Inter Milan’s new head coach following Roberto Mancini’s departure on Monday.The 46-year-old Dutchman, who will be unveiled by the Serie A club at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, was approached to become the next Inter boss after Mancini left by mutual consent due to a breakdown in his relationship with the board.De Boer’s appointment as his successor has now been rubber-stamped, with a statement on Inter’s official website revealing he has signed a three-year contract to guide the Nerazzurri under ambitious new owners Suning Holdings.In a brief video posted on the club’s Twitter feed on Monday evening the former Holland defender, who left his role as Ajax manager in May, said: “Hello Inter fans, I’m very happy to be here and I hope to see you soon.”He earlier told reporters waiting for him in the airport: “I hope I can achieve a lot of success here. I’ll see you tomorrow at the press conference!”De Boer had been linked with Premier League clubs Everton and Southampton before those vacancies were filled by Ronald Koeman and Claude Puel respectively.Mancini, meanwhile, left San Siro after his relationship with Chinese company Suning Holdings broke down over the summer.The former Sampdoria and Leicester striker, who claimed the Scudetto three times during his first tenure as Inter boss, returned to Milan following a successful spell with Manchester City and a brief stint with Turkish side Galatasaray.However, the Nerazzurri finished a distant eighth in 2014-15 and an improvement to fourth the next year was considered a disappointment as Inter had led the standings from Napoli and eventual champions Juventus heading into the winter break.When Suning Holdings approached Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir and bought a majority stake at San Siro in June, Mancini was promised a large transfer budget but only managed to secure one major signing, bringing in Italy midfielder Antonio Candreva from Lazio for 22million euros (£18.7m).Ever Banega, formerly of Sevilla, has arrived as a free agent while left-back Cristian Ansaldi was a modest purchase from Genoa.Furthermore, the Nerazzurri have played poorly in pre-season, losing 4-1 to Bayern Munich and then 6-1 to Tottenham in friendly games, and growing mutual frustration between the board, Mancini and a group of rebellious players has precipitated this change OF leadership.De Boer’s first assignment will be leading Inter against Borussia Monchengladbach in Ancona on Wednesday night, with a match against Celtic in Limerick to follow, and the former Barcelona and Rangers player will hope to make some new signings before the Serie A season starts at Chievo on August 21.
Magh Ene College from Bundoran got the better of Deele College todayMagh Ene College Bundoran travelled to Raphoe earlier today (FRI) to play the Deele College.On a cold morning with a strong cross field wind with the ball thrown in, Raphoe immediately went on the attack and with just two minutes played scored their first goal. This was soon followed up with a second, a third and on ten minutes, Raphoe had a fourth goal.Bundoran were playing poorly at this stage but had a few attacks of their own but thanks to Raphoe’s goalkeepers excellent goal keeping and also the excellent attacking efforts by their midfielder Zoe McGlynn, Bundoran just couldn’t seem to get a score on the board. It was not until the 15min when Bundoran’s midfielder Megan McGee had a strong run from midfield that opened up the Raphoe’s defence and scored Magh Ene’s first point. This was the start of Bundoran’s comeback. Soon after McGee’s point, Cliffoney’s Eimer Colrevy scored Magh ene’s first goal.Bundoran now were camped in Raphoe’s half of the field and bombarding their defence. Five minutes from half time and with all the pressure paying off Cliffoney’s Laura Oates refused to allow the Raphoe goalkeeper kick a ball out and caused the keeper to drop the ball. Laura kicked the loose ball into the top right hand corner of the net. Then on the brink of half time Oates got a another goal and with Kerri McGloin scoring from a free kick, this left Raphoe’s lead reduced to a single point.The second half was a complete reversal from the first half. Bundoran now took control and never looked like they were not going to win this game.The halftime talk seemed to have fixed all the short comings that were evident in the first half. The ball rarely was seen in the Raphoe forward line with Bundoran backs pushing up supporting their forwards. The Raphoe kickouts continually ended up in the hands of the Bundoran midfield or forwards. Toni Anne McGowan and Aisling McSharry scored two more goals and four more points from other players now left Bundoran ahead. Raphoe did get a late goal but never looked like having a rival.“Woman of the game” went to Lisa McLaughlin Drumcliff who marshalled the half back line and contributed to the build up of many of the Bundoran scores.The final score was 5-00 to 5-07 in Bundoran‘s favour. This was Bundoran’s first outing this year and they now look forward to playing Moville and Buncrana schools over the next two weeks. MAGH ENE, BUNDORAN UNDER 14s LEAVE DEELE SHELL-SHOCKED was last modified: March 8th, 2013 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:bundorandeele collegeMagh Ene CollegeRaphoe
11 May 2011 Despite tight market conditions, Mabuyakhulu was confident that Dubai-based Emirates would introduce double daily flights from October this year, providing even more access to the Middle East market, thereby increasing tourist arrivals and growing business and trade relations. The development of the facility will create a new economic sector in the local economy in aerospace, and Mabuyakhulu believes it can be used to attract a range of associated aerospace support services over the medium term. Committed to investment The new international air service will be between the newly built King Shaka International Airport and London’s Gatwick International Airport, which is one of the fastest growing secondary hubs in the UK. Comair will work with Dube TradePort with the objective of becoming the first launch customer of the facility when it is fully operational, subject to the Dube TradePort putting forward an attractive commercial proposition to Comair. “It gives me great pleasure to announce to you today that we have secured a partnership with South Africa’s biggest private airline Comair and the Dube TradePort Corporation on behalf of [the] provincial government,” KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, Michael Mabuyakhulu, said on the sidelines of the Tourism Indaba in Durban on the weekend. Private airline operator Comair and the Dube TradePort Corporation have struck up a strategic partnership that will see the introduction of flights between Durban and London as well as other regional African destinations over the next 12 months. Comair will also introduce a regional air service between Durban and Nairobi, Kenya, while the two partners are also working to introduce routes to Lusaka, Harare, Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Maputo. Developments on these routes will be announced as the various parties work towards the viability of the different routes. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material In addition, Dube TradePort is undertaking a major project to establish the first substantial maintenance, repair and overhaul facility to cater for large commercial aircraft belonging to local and international airlines. Construction will begin during the course of this year. Maintenance, repair and overhaul facility Providing more access They will also build a business-class lounge in the international section of the King Shaka International Airport. “The regional air services to Nairobi first and the development of routes to Lusaka, Harare, Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Maputo will begin to integrate our regional economy into the SADC market, and is one of our priority national economic development objectives set out in the New Economic Growth path for integration into a [Southern African Development Community] market,” he said. “As [the] provincial government we have always been committed to building and investing in the new King Shaka International and the Dube TradePort as part of our strategy to reposition the province in the global economy.”
Cleantech Homes LLC, a three-year-old residential development and consulting company, has taken the “show and tell” principle of marketing to its logical limit and built a demonstration home that the company designed to combine energy efficiency, sustainable materials and construction practices, and traditional and contemporary aesthetics.Located in Beverly, Massachusetts, about 20 miles north of Boston, the 4,100-sq.-ft. house on Thursday will be inaugurated into the community by the town’s mayor, William Scanlon Jr., and begin a six-month stint as an R&D lab and tour center for building professionals, students, and the general public.The tours will not be casual walkthroughs, however. Participation costs $20 per person and must be arranged by selecting a date on the scheduling page that will be posted on the Cleantech website. Each tour is expected to take a little more than an hour and is intended to give participants a complete overview of the construction techniques, materials, appliances, and renewable-energy systems used, and how they work in concert to make the house comfortable, energy efficient, ecologically sensible, and financially manageable.An apolitical approachAccording to Cleantech, the exterior walls are insulated to R-28 with closed-cell foam and an outside layer of expanded polystyrene foam. The thermal resistance of the roof is R-42. The building is equipped with a solar power system, solar hot water, a ground-source heat pump, energy efficient lighting, and automated and remotely controlled energy-consumption and security systems. The company estimates that the house, which was among the first to qualify for the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense conservation program and is aiming for LEED for Homes Platinum certification, will use half the energy of a comparably sized home built to code.Cleantech avoids extensive use of the word green on its website because, the company says, “the use of the term, however noble it once was, has become for many utterly polarizing and highly political.” The terms high-performance and sustainable figure far more prominently in the Cleantech narrative and mission, which, the company says, includes demystifying what a high-performance, sustainably built home is.A TV debutThe Cleantech house and concept caught the attention of renovation consultant Bruce Irving, known to many as executive producer of the “This Old House” series on PBS. Irving liked the Cleantech concept enough to cite the home as “House of the Month” on his consulting company’s website and feature it in another TV series he is producing, “This New House”, which premiered July 29 on the DIY Network. “Everywhere you turn in the building,” Irving writes on his website, “there’s something worth noting, from the 100-year metal roof to the 50-year nontoxic wood decking to the whole-house energy-use ‘dashboard’ to the ground-source heat pump. And each factor has been analyzed for its return on investment, which pushes the project beyond ‘feel-good’ to a genuine educational experience.”We’ve asked Cleantech for a few more details about the house, including its likely listing price, and will post the information here as soon as it becomes available.
Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health… FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… By all accounts, nature is good for you. But nature can also be bad for you: In some parts of the world, pollution levels are actually getting worse, despite everything we know about chemicals, car exhaust, and reducing our carbon footprint. In fact, more than 2,100 cities worldwide exceed recommended pollution levels, accelerating climate change.And air quality isn’t the only concern. Pesticides are still used by farmers worldwide to grow enough food for the expanding population, even though combined pesticide use has been proven to be more dangerous to humans. Pesticides are also known to hurt bees and their pollination processes, moving the EU to completely ban pesticides harming bees, a now-endangered species in the U.S. And livestock and the production of meat have an outsized influence on our environment, from water pollution to antibiotic intake.Nature is good for us, but what we’ve done to it has made it anything but. Technology, however, is looking for ways to undo — or limit — the damage we’ve inflicted upon our environment.Improving Air QualityWhile the outdoors is polluted, our indoor areas are at risk, too. Clairy, a company providing natural air purifiers fueled by plants, uses technology to reduce indoor pollution. The brand’s 2016 Kickstarter campaign attracted nearly 1,300 backers and more than $275,000 to fund the creation of its smart flowerpot air purifiers, which house tech units that combine with a fan to direct air from inside a building into the plant’s roots for detox. The purifier’s sensors track the quality of the building’s air, as well as its temperature and humidity levels, and send updates to the owner via its Wi-Fi module.The company’s newest campaign aims to fund NATEDE, a smarter version of the air purifier. It uses advanced sensors and a photocatalytic filter to track air quality and eliminate waste and cost — the filter doesn’t need to be replaced. Testing has shown this smart air purifier eliminates 99 percent of bacteria, viruses, and fine particles, as well as 93 percent of volatile organic compounds. Like its predecessor, it uses an app to keep homeowners informed, and it can also connect to other smart devices. It’s already attracted more than 2,500 backers and more than half a million dollars.“Recent studies have shown that indoor pollution is up to five times higher than outdoor pollution and we spend 90 percent of our time indoors,” the brand explains. “The World Health Organization has even listed indoor pollution as one of the most dangerous threats to our health.”Making Food HealthierTo reduce our reliance on animals — but still feed the world population — some companies are turning to engineered foods. Research institute New Harvest is helping universities create dairy products like milk and eggs, as well as meat, by using protein and fat molecules in place of living cells and replicating biological processes.Using genetically altered yeast, containing the DNA for casein, and cultured meat — which utilizes animal cells and multiplies them in petri dishes in utero — scientists can combine them with other nutrients and change their properties. Those cells can then be cooked and eaten like meat from an animal.This lab-driven method of farming is less resource-intensive than livestock farming, and it allows researchers to adjust the contents of the food to make it healthier. For example, New Harvest has made lactose-free milk for the lactose-intolerant, as well as meats with fewer saturated fats and eggs without cholesterol. Not only can engineered food reduce our impact on the land, but it can also help us eat healthier.Keeping Tech’s Destruction MinimalIt may sound ironic, but technology is also being used to reduce the damage tech inflicts on the environment. In an era when digital devices rule — 95 percent of Americans own mobile phones, approximately 75 percent own a personal computer, and nearly half have a tablet — the potential for environmental destruction is high. While we use the internet to do nearly everything these days, we still need devices to do that — and we quickly consider them obsolete and move on to the next one.Planned obsolescence also increased more than doubled in an eight-year span, meaning manufacturers are fueling this sense of finality. To combat this, Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) works with retailers like Staples and Best Buy to offer programs for recycling old electronics. By sorting and disassembling electronics, ERI ensures toxic chemicals — like lead and arsenic — don’t make it into landfills and drip or bury their way into the land.ERI’s recycling facilities recycle everything from batteries to routers to DVD players, and they’re dual-certified by e-Stewards and R2, meaning the brand keeps all reclaimed materials as reusable commodities. The brand recycles more than 250 million pounds of e-waste each year in North America and also handles data destruction, underscoring how efforts to keep our landfills free of electronics can also increase data security.While nature improves our health and happiness, the damage the environment has incurred can also hurt our health and happiness. Technology is working to limit the negative impact of our surroundings, and forward-thinking companies are investing in sustainability as a way of securing our future — and their own.
Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The email in my LinkedIn inbox is titled: Re: Killing the Cold Call. The opening line reads, “I hate cold calling as much as you do.”Know this: There is no difference between a cold call and a cold email. You still don’t know the person you are contacting. That person still isn’t waiting for you to communicate with them. And you still have to ask for some commitment to engage with them.There is a reason this person hates cold calling: Her approach is terrible (even though she probably didn’t choose this approach herself). There is a reason that we delete emails like this one.First, the person sending this to me made no attempt to personalize the email. She sent me a form letter that she copied and pasted. There was nothing here that even hinted that she knows enough about me to create value. How again is this better than a cold call?Second, had she Googled my name and the words “cold calling,” she might have discovered I wrote an eBook titled, How to Crush It, Kill It, and Master Cold Calling Now. I have a rather strong opinion about the value of using the telephone. I might be someone with an exceedingly low lead score or probability of buying her product.Finally, had she clicked the contact box on my LinkedIn profile, she would have found my phone number. And if she really wanted my attention, she would have called.It is strange how few salespeople call me. This one group that sells to speakers called me. They used a terrible, non-value-creating script, but at least they tried. InsideSales.com also called me (I like that they practice what they preach, even though I am a terrible prospect for them, and they should remove me from their list). Other than that, no one calls. Instead, they just send terrible emails, most of which Google recognizes as spam, the rest of which I delete.You might want to think about getting good at using the phone. You will be a very small class of your own, and you’ll absolutely get more appointments faster than any of your competitors who are afraid of the phone.Software isn’t killing the cold call. Lots of us are still wildly successful using it. The only thing dying is your sales (and maybe your business).The silence you still hear is still the sound of your phone not ringing. And staring at your inbox isn’t going to win you new deals either. Stop looking for easier answers and do the work you need to do to succeed.
Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav, sons of Rashtriya Janata Dal party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, have asked party workers to be prepared for simultaneous elections to the Bihar Assembly and the Lok Sabha.Appearing together at the party’s 22nd foundation day function on Thursday, the brothers slammed NDA leaders for their propaganda about a feud in their family. “There is the possibility that BJP will dump chacha Nitish Kumar ahead of the 2019 elections. The Assembly election may then take place simultaneously with the Lok Sabha poll,” said Tejashwi Yadav, Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly. “The doors have been closed for Nitish Kumar in the Grand Alliance, though, he is trying to create the atmosphere for a comeback… Some people have come up with the narrative that the BJP cannot be defeated unless JD(U) returns to the Grand Alliance. I’d like to remind them that the NDA lost a number of by-polls against the RJD recently. RJD will consider supporting the JD(U) if Nitish Kumar retires from politics,” he said at the function held at the party headquarters here.‘No compromise with BJP’NDA leaders thought RJD was finished when Lalu Prasad went to jail, Mr. Tejashwi Yadav said. “But let me tell them, Lalu-ism will always thrive.” It was because of Nitish Kumar and the BJP that Mr. Prasad was in jail today and unwell. “He refused to bow before the BJP for the sake of power… he is still fighting and will continue to fight against communal forces.”Amid loud proclamation by party supporters that he would be the next Chief Minister, Mr. Tejashwi Yadav said he certainly would when the people of the State wanted him to. “But I’ll not compromise with the BJP for the sake of power, like my chacha Nitish Kumar did.”He appealed to party leaders and supporters not to give credence to reports on television channels and in newspapers. They wanted to create differences among brothers and family and make a saas-bahu serial out of it. “You must have all seen how my elder brother greeted me with a mukut (crown)… we are both sons of Lalu Prasad and united.”Show of unityThe brothers arrived at the party headquarters together and sat next to each other. “Tejashwi has to take the party forward… my blessings are always with Tejashwi,” said Mr. Tej Pratap who, it was earlier reported, was unhappy at being sidelined in the family. He also denied reports that his wife Aishwarya Rai would be joining politics. However, significantly, Ms. Rai was seen with other party leaders for the first time in a poster for the foundation day function outside the 10 Circular Road residence of former Chief Minister Rabri Devi.Ms. Rabri Devi did not attend the function as she was said to be indisposed. Senior RJD leaders like Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Shivanand Tiwari, Jai Prakash Yadav and Ram Chandra Purvey were present at the function.