Class IX girls to get bicycles in Rajasthan

first_imgOver 3.22 lakh girl students of Class IX in Rajasthan will get bicycles during the current academic year with the State government devising new methods to facilitate their access to schools. The government senior secondary schools opened at all panchayat headquarters have reported a large number of admission of girls.State Education Minister Vasudev Devnani, who distributed bicycles to the girl students of the Government Jawahar Higher Secondary School in Ajmer on Saturday, said the dropout rate of girls after the middle school’s education was earlier very high because of lack of resources to continue the studies.“The education scenario in Rajasthan has made a turnaround with the State improving its rank from 26th to second in the country in this field during the last four years,” Mr. Devnani said. The Minister represents the Ajmer North constituency in the Assembly.‘Schools upgraded’Mr. Devnani said as many as 7,000 schools across the State had been upgraded as part of the drive to improve the standard of education. “After the promotion of teachers and an increase in the enrolment of students, the parents want to send their children to the government schools and get benefit of new resources and high standard of education,” he said.last_img read more

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Britain’s Andy Murray beats Swiss Roger Federer to win Olympic tennis gold

first_imgAndy Murray had Centre Court rocking on Sunday, winning gold for the home team and beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the tennis final at Wimbledon.The result was a royal rout. Murray swept nine consecutive games, breaking Federer’s serve four times in a row.The victory marked a breakthrough for the Scotsman, who has lost all four of his Grand Slam finals, three against Federer.For Federer, the drubbing marked another Olympic disappointment. Playing in the games for the fourth time, he sought a victory to complete a career Golden Slam but still earned his first singles medal.From the start, there was no doubting spectators’ loyalty. The retractable Centre Court roof opened shortly before the final, and Federer walked onto the sun-splashed grass to a standing ovation. Then Murray entered, and the roar tripled.At the far end of the All England Club, thousands of happy fans with grounds passes enjoyed a carnival atmosphere on the picnic hill known as Murray Mount while watching the match on a huge video screen.Federer wore red and Murray blue in the most colorful tournament ever held at Wimbledon. Their tactics were also in sharp contrast.Murray returned aggressively to repeatedly put on Federer on the defensive when serving. Federer tried to come forward more than in any match this summer, but Murray answered with a succession of crisp passing shots for winners.The fans loved it, waving Union Jacks of all sizes. “An-dy! An-dy” they chanted. They applauded when Federer won a point, but they roared when Murray won one.And the bounces seemed to go Murray’s way. One of his service breaks came when he hit winners that clipped the net cord on consecutive points. But then the net, after all, was British. Federer showed little frustration as the match slipped away. Instead, it was Murray tossing his racket in the second set when he made a rare error.Otherwise, the usually dour Scotsman had little to get upset about. When he netted an easy forehand on break point early in the match, he laughed at his mistake.Murray won with plenty of flair and a succession of spectacular shots. A lunging backhand pass in the corner had fans on their feet. And he erased a break point with an acrobatic leaping overhead, followed by an improbable reflex volley winner after Federer fired at him from point-blank range.Murray fell behind 15-40 serving in the opening game but rallied to hold, and from 2-all he took charge, winning every game until 5-0 in the second set.Federer struggled to hold but had his chances to break, including in the third game of the second set. He held six break points but Murray erased them all and won the game on the 20th point on an errant Federer backhand, one of many.advertisementlast_img read more

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SPORT-ASIA-IND-BOARD 2 LAST

first_imgIndia: India: Dhawan c Chandimal b Kulasekara 1 Rohit c Kapugedera b Kulasekara 15 Kohli not out56 Raina c Kulasekara b Shanaka 25 Yuvraj c Kulasekara b Perera 35 Pandya b Herath 2 Dhoni not out 7 Extras: (W-1) 1 Total: (for 5 wickets in 19.2 overs) 142 Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-16, 3-70, 4-121, 5-125 Bowling: Mathews 3-0-16-0, Kulasekara 3-0-21-2, Perera 4-0-32-1, Chameera 4-0-27-0, Herath 3.2-0-26-1, Shanaka 1-0-7-1, Siriwardana 1-0-13-0. PTI AH AHlast_img

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Tri-series: David Warner slams century as Australia beat South Africa

first_imgAustralia opener David Warner notched his sixth one-day century, fittingly at Warner Park, to help set up a 36-run win over South Africa on Saturday in the fourth match of the limited-overs tri-series.Warner’s 109 off 120 balls included 11 fours and two sixes to help Australia reach 288-6 off 50 overs.Usman Khawaja supported him well with 59 off 71 balls while captain Steve Smith provided an unbeaten 52 off 49.SOUTH AFRICA COLLAPSE South Africa seemed on target for a successful chase on the back of 60 from opener Hashim Amla and 63 from Faf du Plessis.But pacemen Mitchell Starc (3-43) and Josh Hazlewood (3-52) and leg-spinner Adam Zampa (3-52) combined to take the last seven wickets for just 42 runs, bowling out South Africa for 252 in 47.4 overs.SOLID OPENING STAND Earlier, Australia was given a solid start by Warner after winning the toss. The in-form left-hander shared an opening stand of 48 in 10 overs with Aaron Finch, who contributed just 13.When Finch was bowled sweeping at Imran Tahir, Warner and Khawaja shared an assured second-wicket stand of 136.But from 184-1 in the 36th over, the Aussies lost momentum once Warner pulled Parnell to midwicket and Khawaja top-edged a sweep off Aaron Phangiso.LATE FLOURISH Smith managed to provide a brief flourish towards the end with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, who hit 24 off 14 balls.Tahir finished with 2-45 off nine overs.South Africa’s innings also started well, with Amla and du Plessis rebuilding in a second-wicket stand of 105 after the early loss of Quntin de Kock, who holed out to deep square leg off Hazlewood.advertisementHAZLEWOOD, STARC SPARK COLLAPSE Hazlewood added the crucial wickets of Amla and captain A.B. de Villiers and Starc removed du Plessis to spark the collapse.Amla, who struck six fours and a six, lofted to extra cover while du Plessis slashed to backward point.J.P. Duminy gave the Proteas some hope with 41 off 39 balls, but there was little support from the long tail.Australia, with nine points, leads the standings in the three-nation tournament ahead of South Africa (five) and West Indies (four).The West Indies play Australia on Monday, again at Basseterre.last_img read more

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We wonder why this country is visited the least in the world

first_imgLocated in the South Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia, this island nation may be one of the smallest and the remotest in the world.And yet, the island of Tuvalu is nothing short of any other ‘touristy’ island in the world–be it in its natural beauty or cultural value.However, this Polynesian atoll, only two hours north of Fiji, has not been able to attract many tourists to its region. A recently released report by United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) declared the country to have been the least-visited destination of 2016.According to the reports, only 2000 people visited the islets of Tuvalu in 2016, up from 1000 in 2014.For an island, marked by deep blue waters and white sand, beautiful coral reefs and palm-topped islands, it is a little difficult to comprehend how exactly has the destination not been able to secure its due recognition among travellers. That too, at a time, when people are increasingly looking at off-beat getaways for spending their holidays.So, if you still haven’t visited Tuvalu, here’s what you have missed out on:1. Breath-taking landscapeThe nation of Tuvalu comprises of three reef islands and six atolls. The main atoll among them is the capital of Funafuti, a narrow stretch of coral reef, adorned by the satin, blue-coloured ocean water, encircling a lagoon. Funafuti is also home to the only unfenced airport in the island, lined only with coconut palms, called the Funafuti International Airport.The breath-taking beauty of Tuvalu. Picture courtesy: Instagram/eviere 2. Rich tradition and cultureadvertisementIt was through the Europeans, who sailed to Tuvalu around 16th century, that the island featured on the world map. Later, in the 19th century, it also became part of the British colony. However, it is the Polynesians, who are considered the original inhabitants of the destination. Interestingly, the non-commercialised environment of the island has, in turn, helped people preserve their traditions and culture to a large extent. Tourists can get a glimpse of their traditonal way of living in islands like Funafula, or immerse themselves in the rhythms of their dance and song called fatele. Their indigeneity extends up to their homes made of palm fronds, local cuisine and sports too.Coming to artistic traditions, Tuvalu women can still be found making handicrafts out of cowrie and other shells. From their dress, to canoes and fish hooks, most of their daily-use items still bear elements of traditional design.  Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoy the traditional dance. Picture courtesy: Facebook/Princeps Fidelissimus 3. Heritage and architectureTraditionally, people in Tuvalu used plants and trees to construct buildings. Use of concrete and nails came much later, only after the arrival of the Europeans. A lot of churches and community buildings are coated with white paint, made by burning coral with firewood. Other sites of interest include remains of a Japanese aircraft, that crashed on Funafuti, during World War II.Also Read: 5 amazing island destinations in India other than the Andamans 4. CuisineCoconut forms a staple in traditional Tuvalu food, apart from the variety of fish found in the oceans. Among the traditional dishes are pulaka (made of banana, breadfruit and coconut), coconut crab and pork.Picture courtesy: Twitter/ ThompsonTravels Tuvalu may be deemed quite remote, but that doesn’t mean that the island is inaccessible. For, one can avail Fiji Airways or Air Pacific, that run services to the island, once and twice a week, respectively. Besides, there are quite a number of good hotels and guest houses available here. Since English is one of the official languages on the island, communication too shouldn’t be much of a problem.The only concern, however, are the effects of climate change and the rapidly rising sea levels that pose a threat to the very existence of the island.last_img read more

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Film Study: OSU’s defense closed season in a big way

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Ryan Simmons chases after Blake Bell. (USATSI)Ryan Simmons chases after Blake Bell. (USATSI)Ed. note: I asked Braden to break down the three and out on OU’s third-to-last drive before the drive where they only had a seven point lead as well as the drive that led to the punt return. Here are those three plays…OU started the drive on its own 23-yard line. Everyone in the stadium knew the Sooners would run the ball to try to take as much time off the clock as possible and with the way OU had been running it all game I was wondering if we would even have a chance to get the ball back.First downOU lines up in a pistol formation with running back Alex Ross lined up behind quarterback Cody Thomas. To the left of Thomas is fullback Aaron Ripkowski. There’s a wide receiver at the top of the screen (weak side) and two receivers lined up on the strong side.OSU is in a 3-4 defense with two outside linebackers (Jacobs and Wren) playing on the line of scrimmage and a safety (Stephens) rolled down on the line, too.Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 3.31.21 PMIn OSU’s base 4-3 defense, Wren plays a defensive end, but in the 3-4, his unique combination of size and speed fits the mold for a 3-4 outside backer.The Pokes have eight defenders stacked in the box to stop the run, with Jordan Sterns playing deep safety 17 yards off the line of scrimmage and the corners playing off their receivers.The ball is snapped and, to no one’s surprise, Thomas hands off to Ross. Ross follows Ripkowski’s blocking to the left side of the field but is tripped up by Ryan Simmons for a 2-yard gain. Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 3.18.11 PMOSU is in a numbers advantage on this play because OU only has 6 guys to block 8 OSU defenders in the box. The OU guard blocks Jacobs, the tackle heads for Phillips and Ripkowski blocks Stephens.With no OU blocker left on the play side, Simmons is able to remain unblocked to make the tackle.Second downOU lines up in the shotgun. Ross is to the left of Thomas and Ripkowski is directly in front of Ross. There’s one WR at the bottom of the screen and two up top.This time OSU is back in the 4-3 defense with Wren playing right end and Stephen back in his FS spot.Right before the ball is snapped, the inside receiver up top goes in motion. The ball is then snapped and Thomas hands it off to the WR, who then takes it and follows blockers to the outside corner.The WR is unable to get outside of Peterson and is stopped by Peterson and Wren for a 1-yard loss.Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 3.21.43 PMThis play is a jet sweep and it’s one we’ve all seen thousands of times. When executed properly, it can be a very dangerous play.The jet sweep relies on getting one of the team’s best athletes the ball on the outside in space, where he can use his speed and athleticism to make defenders miss. But before he can do that, his blockers need to do their job.Just like the last play, missed blocking costs OU. OU leaves two men unblocked and those two players go on to make the stop. This time it’s Peterson and Wren.OU had men assigned to block both player, they just didn’t get there in time. Notice the pulling right guard on the play. He immediately goes straight for Wren and continues chasing after him even after Wren turns away and chases after the WR.Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 3.23.08 PMThe WR lined up on Peterson gives Peterson a quick shot off the line of scrimmage before he crashes down on Sterns.Ripkowski takes off right when the ball is snapped and goes to block WLB Justin Phillips. That leaves Ross left to block for the Sooners on the play side, and one can assume he was meant to block Peterson.Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 3.26.06 PMI’m not sure if Ross got his assignment mixed up, or if he just didn’t see/get to Peterson fast enough, but Peterson is able to play contain while being unblocked and prevent the ball carrier from turning upfield.Third downOU is lines up in the shotgun. Keith Ford is in at RB. In an effort to spread the defense out, OU has four wide receivers in on the play—three up top strong side, one at the bottom.OSU lines up in the 4-3 again, with Jacobs bumped out lining up on inside receiver Blake Bell.Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 3.32.36 PMThe ball is snapped and Thomas hands off to Ford, who runs toward the 3-hole (the lane between the LG and LT). He only makes it a yard or two before Wren tackles him.Another poor job of blocking allows Wren to make the tackle. This time, at least, OU actually got a finger on the man who ended up making the tackle.But really, OU’s LT looks completely unmotivated to block Wren.Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 3.33.59 PMWren gives the LT a little side step to the right before blowing past him to the left to make the tackle. And I love how the LT gives a little “ahh, man!” motion after the play.This defensive stop turned out to be one of the biggest (maybe the biggest) of the game.Sure, it was obvious OU would run the ball on this drive, so you might be think “how hard could it be to stop the run when you know it’s coming”? But the thing is, we knew OU would run the ball coming into the game and, up until this point in the game, OSU hadn’t done a good job of stopping it.For the players to go out there for that possession down 14 and bow their necks to cause a three-and-out is huge.I know Perine was out and OU had Thomas (who is probably the worst QB to start for OU in some time) taking snaps at QB, but OU still had two freakish RBss, the biggest offensive line in college football and a 14-point lead to rely on to finish this game out, and they couldn’t do it.For the past two months, OSU fans haven’t had a whole lot of positives to take away from games. From a defensive standpoint, we all knew that youth and inexperience was the cause of poor play and we knew would just have to ride out 2014 until next season got here and we could start fresh.But the defense’s second half performance in Bedlam brought back a spark of excitement we haven’t felt since the FSU game. And how reassuring is something like this moving forward?Next year, this defense will be bigger, stronger, faster, older and more experienced. They’ll be leaps and bounds better.But should they find themselves in trouble, they just have to remember that overcast day in Norman when they went in as 20-point underdogs and bent under a powerful rushing attack, but refused to break.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.last_img read more

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KXIP vs RR T20 broadcast: Punjab vs Rajasthan IPL 2019 Live Streaming, TV Channels

first_imgKXIP vs RR T20 broadcast: Punjab vs Rajasthan IPL 2019 Live Streaming, TV Channels2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Match Live Streaming Channels: Hoping to get back to winning ways at home, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) host Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Mohali on Tuesday, April 16.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 16, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 13:09 IST Kings XI Punjab will play against Rajasthan Royals who now have just two wins from seven games Courtesy by BCCIHIGHLIGHTSRajasthan Royals will take on Kings XI Punjab with just two wins from seven gamesAjinkya Rahane’s men would want revenge for their previous loss when Ashwin ‘mankaded’ ButtlerRajasthan Royals is in the second last spot in the IPL points tableWith just two wins from seven games, Rajasthan Royals will be desperate for a win when they take on Kings XI Punjab at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday in order to keep their chances alive of making it to the playoffs in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.Ajinkya Rahane’s men would also be seeking revenge for their previous loss against the home side when the two teams met on March 25. That match was, however, marred by a controversy when R Ashwin ‘Mankaded’ England batsman Jos Buttler at a crucial moment in the match that Rajasthan went on to lose.The manner of the dismissal created ripples across the cricketing fraternity with many former greats criticising the Indian off-spinner for breaching the ‘spirit of the game’. However, Ashwin stated that whatever he did was within the rules of the game and added that his ‘conscience was clear’.Rajasthan Royals, who are sitting at the second last spot in the points table, would however be feeling a little confident after their win against Mumbai Indians in their last game.On the other hand, Punjab, who are at the fifth spot in the points table, are coming after facing defeat at the hands of bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore. They would be hoping that the swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle once again continues his rich form which he displayed against Virat Kohli’s men and contributes to the team’s cause.What TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2019 match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals on?All IPL 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.advertisementWhere will the IPL 2019 match between KXIP and RR be played?The IPL 2019 match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between KXIP and RR live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between RR and KXIP?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between RR and KXIP?Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin [C], KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin.Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane [C], Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Liam Livingstone, Varun Aaron, Jos Buttler, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi.Also Read | India team for World Cup is well-balanced, we have covered all bases: MSK PrasadAlso Read | Ish Sodhi loves how MS Dhoni slows down and controls T20 cricket matchesAlso Read | Scared to bowl against Hardik Pandya at the World Cup: Lasith MalingaAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre RusselFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow RR vs KXIPFollow Live broadcastlast_img read more

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Smartdomes: The House of the Future for a Generation on the Move

first_imgCamper vans, tiny homes, and now Smartdomes — all are different solutions for a generation that is looking to redefine what the last century referred to as a home. Whether it’s a question about affordability, access to urban and/or natural areas, or the freedom to roam — the 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a nice piece of lawn is being challenged as the standard ‘home sweet home.’ Unlike camper vans and tiny homes, though, Smartdomes aren’t looking to the past for inspiration, but to the future.Smartdome is a Slovenian company that designs compact, DIY-build domiciles that can be installed in any environment. Their concept is comprised of three main ideas — multi-functionality, mobility, and modulation. The goal behind the design is to offer a do-it-yourself living space that can adapt to its environment, be built smaller or larger with modular components, and can be assembled and disassembled with ease for mobility.Each Smartdome consists of: Terrain adjustable support legs, a two layer floor with space in between to install electric/water/air-recuperator components, pre-fabricated transparent and non-transparent wall modules (choose how many of each you’d like), and a vertically adjustable entrance. Each Smartdome unit is customizable and can be assembled to fit into any landscape.On top of being a user- and surroundings- friendly shelter, Smartdomes are designed with energy efficiency as a core principle. Each unit is built in the shape of a half-dome, which minimizes outer surface area in relation to the volume of the living space. The result is a roughly 20 foot wide by 11 foot tall abode with minimal transmission warmth losses. Each wall module meets EU standards for insulation. Also, as a nice touch, units come with double gutters for hydroponic plant growth!Although it seems that the company is still in a prototype phase, an inquiry to their owner resulted in an open-for-business reply. The prices for Smartdomes range from €19,000 to €35,000 and the Smartdome team will gladly help customers with choosing an optimal configuration, taking into account the users wishes, needs and capabilities. If you’re looking to be on the front line of the Smartdome movement, reach out to their team via their website contact page. North Canon Drive Residence Is Worth Every Penny of Its $45 Million Price Tag Editors’ Recommendations The 2020 Living Vehicle Is a Swanky Luxury Apartment on Wheels You Can Rent Jimmy Chin’s Personal Camper Van 4 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon Glimpse the Future of Camper Vans in the Stunning Hymer VisionVenture last_img read more

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NYS Rolls Out Graduate Work Experience Programme

first_img The GWEP is designed to provide work experience for graduates aged 17 to 24 years. The initiative was conceptualised due to the difficulty experienced by many graduates in finding employment because of a lack of previous experience. GWEP is meant to address the long standing issue of increasing the employability of inexperienced graduates. The National Youth Service (NYS) has rolled out its Graduate Work Experience Programme (GWEP), to address the long standing issue of increasing the employability of inexperienced graduates, who are seeking to enter the labour force.The GWEP, which was formally introduced by the NYS last week, is designed to provide work experience for graduates aged 17 to 24 years. These graduates will now have an opportunity to develop workplace skills, while increasing their self-confidence, by being able to complement their theoretical knowledge with practical work experience.Executive Director of the NYS, Melvin Smith, said the initiative was conceptualised due to the difficulty experienced by many graduates in finding employment because of a lack of previous experience.“We wanted to provide an avenue to assist graduates to gain some of this work experience, so they can be more readily and easily absorbed into the marketplace where jobs are available,” he explained.The six-month pilot was introduced in February with 11 persons. They were involved in four areas of operation at the NYS offices, mainly finance and accounts, marketing and communication, office management and procurement and programmes.“We provided the interns with valuable experience as well as empowerment sessions and engaged them in volunteerism, as part of an entire package preparing them for the world of work,” Mr. Smith said.Some of the 11 interns, he said, were able to obtain permanent jobs at private and public sector institutions, even before the end of the pilot programme, while  a few opted to further their studies in their respective fields.“We believe the results have confirmed that it is a good programme that can be very useful and can add value to the lives of our graduates,” he said.One of the interns, Shadee Grant, who participated in the pilot project, said it was an opportunity to get valuable work experience and to give back to society.A recent graduate of the Northern Caribbean University, she assisted with the promotion, planning and co-ordination of the NYS Summer Programme, one of the agency’s flagship programmes.“It was eye-opening to know that it takes so much effort to co-ordinate a programme that is so important and has been around for so many years,” she said, noting that every day there was a new task to fulfil. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Anwars The Storm threads together stories of colonialism migration and communal hatred

first_imgArif Anwar, author of The Storm. Each story within The Storm becomes interconnected as their crisis points draw near. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: In 1970, a catastrophic cyclone hit the shores of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), resulting in the deaths of over a half million people. This unimaginable tragedy moors Toronto-based Arif Anwar’s first novel, The Storm.The Storm covers an almost fifty-year-period, starting in an unnamed village just before the cyclone, and then going back and forth in time from pre-partition Kolkata to the Japanese invasion of Burma during the Second World War to post-9/11 Washington, D.C.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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Indias iron lady back as chief minister

Along with Jaya, 28 others were sworn in as Ministers. Jayalalithaa will hold the portfolios of home, police, public, all India services, general administration and district revenue officers​. AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa was today sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges, DNA India reported.Governor K Rosaiah gave oath to Jayalalitha at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium. Actor Rajinikanth, ICC Chairman N. Srinivasan and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan attended the ceremony. read more

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201516 NBA Preview The Celtics Are Going To Be Good Again

We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. CARMELO is bullish on Kelly Olynyk, the 7-foot Canadian with flowing hair. So are the Celtics when he doesn’t hesitate with his shot and emerges as a floor-stretching weapon. CARMELO is not kind to Amir Johnson, who is typically an advanced stats darling. The Celtics signed Johnson for two years at $24 million because they believe he’ll give their defense a boost with pure hustle and an ability to help protect the rim. The Celtics love Jae Crowder’s intangibles and believe they got much more than a $35 million Jud Buechler in re-signing Crowder to a long-term deal this summer. Nate Robinson as the top comp? Is CARMELO making height jokes? (Even better, the Celtics traded away Robinson in 2011 as a throw-in to the Jeff Green/Kendrick Perkins deal.) It’s interesting that projections suggest that Isaiah Thomas will maintain his 2014 offensive impact, but regress defensively. The Celtics did a good job of masking Thomas’s defensive deficiencies by often putting versatile, defensive-minded players around him. Thomas was the main reason for Boston’s second-half surge last season, and he is the straw that stirs the drink. Somehow the “Swedish Larry Bird” nickname for Jonas Jerebko sounds a lot cooler than “Swedish Scott Padgett.” Here’s what is in store for the key Celtics players in 2015-16 (you can find Boston’s entire roster — and every other NBA player — here):You had Celtics fans at James Harden, CARMELO (and Paul George isn’t a comp Boston fans will sneeze at, either). OK, so Marcus Smart’s encouraging projections probably aren’t enough for Ainge to call off the hunt for an elite talent, but Smart, the No. 6 pick in the 2014 draft, is clearly Boston’s best hope for a homegrown star. He’s already a defensive menace, the question is whether he can confidently run an NBA offense. Jared Sullinger must prove he’s capable of staying healthy in what amounts to a contract year. The Boston Celtics didn’t just bring back 10 players from a second-half hot streak, they also added veteran big men David Lee and Amir Johnson to their roster. You’d have to be chugging the green Kool-Aid to expect Boston to maintain its second-half pace — the Celtics’ 24 wins in 36 games would put them at 55 wins (?!) on the season — but most fans do expect them to take another step forward after a 40-win season. For the first time in his brief NBA career, coach Brad Stevens will endure the burden of expectations, and that will start with getting this team back to the playoffs. Until GM Danny Ainge starts using the team’s surplus of future draft picks, Stevens will have to get there without an obvious superstar at the helm of his roster.Even without that superstar, FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO1Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization. expects the Celtics to go 48-34. The Knicks signed top comp Robin Lopez to a four-year, $54 million contract this summer, so maybe Boston ought to consider a reasonable extension with Tyler Zeller before the end of October if he fits the team’s future plans. read more

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Royal wedding live updates Thousands camp on Windsor streets as Meghan Markle

Follow Sunday’s live updates as Meghan and Harry start married life hereNewlyweds greeted by 100,000 on tour of WindsorHarry and Meghan get a chance to party at evening receptionPrince Charles reduces guests to tears with speech”Do we kiss?” “Yeah”Dress: British Givenchy designer behind gownRoyal cuties: Princess Charlotte sticks tongue outBishop: US wedding preacher who stole showGuests:  Worlds collide as LA glitterati meet WindsorsView from sofa: Gleeful gossip and Partridge momentsThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex begin their first day as a married couple following an emotional ceremony that captivated the nation and a night spent partying with close family and friends. They are expected to travel home to take up their royal duties following a day that saw them exchange rings, process through Windsor in a carriage and listen to an emotional speech made by Prince Charles.The celebrations culminated in a black-tie wedding dinner staged at Frogmore House and hosted by Charles for 200 of the couple’s closest friends and family. James Corden reportedly acted as compere.The married couple arrived at the evening reception in ultimate style – riding in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, which was originally manufactured in 1968 and has since been converted to electric power to Frogmore House in Windsor.The car’s number plate bore the date of the wedding – E190518 – and Prince Harry proved he was the perfect gentleman as he opened the door of a vintage car to let his bride step in, as he drove her to their private evening reception in a scene akin to a James Bond film.Earlier, at the top of the vast West Steps, where the West Door was decorated with hundreds of cream and white flowers and green foliage, Harry and his bride stopped and kissed to the delight of cheering onlookers. Prince Harry and the Duke of CambridgeCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA 10:56AMSir Elton John and David Furnish arrive 12:17PMIf Ye Love Me, by Thomas Tallis The royal couple start their procession Credit:Ian West /PA 12:50PMHymn: Guide Me Oh Thou Great Redeemer Sarah Ferguson was also pictured arriving. Meghan Markle listens during her wedding ceremony Credit:Sky News/AP Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today. Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/SQWQg5ZsOq— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2018 Meghan “was the strength” of her wedding ceremony to Prince Harry, as her body language showed she was constantly reassuring him, an expert said.Despite the whole experience being completely new for Meghan she did not display a single sign of anxiety or nervousness – while her new husband, the Duke of Sussex, “was so patently nervous”.Judi James, a body language expert, said Harry performed about 12 self-touching body checks, like pulling at his gloves and wringing his hands, within a few paces of getting out his car after arriving at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. As Ms Markle entered the chapel, a fanfare was played. The bride, having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, then moved in procession through the Nave where she was joined by the Prince of Wales – in place of her father, Thomas Markle, to the High Altar. The bridegroom and his best man await. The royal couple start their procession  Le Dauphiné (Grenoble) Meghan travelled in a Rolls Royce with her mother The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry The Duchess of YorkCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA 5:11PMPrince Harry’s friend: It was a really lovely occasion, a beautiful day Next, the congregation will head to St George’s Hall for a lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen. The organ is now playing as those who are signing the registers move from the Quire to the North Quire Aisle.During the signing of the register, the following is played by Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a young cellist, plus the orchestra. He hails from Nottingham and comes from an astonishingly gifted family. He won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016.View of Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett: MARIA THERESIA VON PARADIS: SICILIENNEVon Paradis was a notable 18th century Viennese pianist and composer. Mozart probably wrote his Piano Concerto no 18 for her. She became blind at an early age but that didn’t stop her musical career. This piece probably isn’t by her – it was probably by the 20 th century violinist Samuel Dushkin. GABRIEL FAURÉ: APRÈS UN RÊVEThis song has been endlessly re-arranged. It’s the single most popular song by this late 19th – early 20th century composer. FRANZ SCHUBERT: AVE MARIAIt sounds like a piece of Latin church music, but in fact it’s one a set of songs Schubert composed in 1825, all based on poems in Sir Walter Scott’s epic ‘The Lady of the Lake’. This one is based on a prayer uttered by Ellen in front of the Virgin Mary, asking for forgiveness for her father’s sins. 3:03AMFront pages from around the world Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows in front of 600 guests including the Queen, more than 30 royals and famous faces such as Oprah Winfrey, tennis champion Serena Williams, actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham and actor Idris Elba.Sir Elton, who sang at the funeral service for Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, performed at the lunchtime reception.An estimated 100,000 people turned out to see the couple as they sat in an open-top Ascot Landau for a carriage procession through Windsor.The royal family expressed gratitude to all those who enjoyed the wedding, saying on the official Twitter account: “Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today. Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding.” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s ChapelCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The wedding cake is to be served at the Reception. It was designed by Claire Ptak and features elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/kt5lE4tEn9— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018 At the High Altar, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is now beginning the declarations. The Archbishop says to the bridegroom: “Harry, will you take Meghan to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and protect her, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?”There is laughter in the chapel as Prince Harry answers: “I will.” 11:43AMShe’s on her way: First pictures of Meghan heading to Windsor with her mother Our reporters in Windsor report the thud of loud music could be heard from the grounds of Windsor Castle as Harry and Meghan’s guests dance the night away at Frogmore House.Soul classics and dance floor-fillers are filling the night’s air as revellers continue to celebrations late into the night. 11:26PMFireworks over Frogmore House Now the Archbishop of Canterbury, is leading the vows.As Prince Harry and Ms Markle face each other and join hands, the bridegroom says:”I Harry, take you, Meghan, to be my wife, to have and to hold from, this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.” With just 15 minutes until the bride arrives, here’s what music is being played inside St George’s Chapel. A folky/antique theme dominates in this sequence of pieces.EDWARD ELGAR SALUT D’AMOURElgar’s first published piece. Originally written in 1888 as a gift for his future wife Carice. He sold the rights to the publisher for two guineas, which was a really bad move. It became massively popular and could have earned him a fortune.GUSTAV HOLST: ST PAUL’S SUITE, 4 TH MOVTHolst taught at St Paul’s School for Girls and composed this in 1912 for the school orchestra. This movement based on 16 th century English balladSIR CHARLES HUBERT HASTINGS PARRY movts 2,3,5 Parry, a leading light of the so-called ‘English Renaissance’ who was the first director of the Royal College of Music in 1883. He wrote his Lady Radnor’s suite in 1894 for the all-women orchestra conducted by Helen, Countess of Radnor. It’s a kind of Baroque Suite in Victorian dress.PETER WARLOCK: CAPRIOL SUITE Set of dances based on a book of Renaissance dances composed by Peter Warlock (gifted composer who died in 1930 aged 36).RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: FANTASIA ON GREENSLEEVESVaughan Williams was a collector of folk-song, and wrote many pieces based on the songs he found. This one is especially beloved, it’s always in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. More famous and well-known than the tune it’s based on.ELGAR SERENADE FOR STRINGSElgar’s first really successful work, completed in 1893. It remained one of his favourite works right to the end of his life. He liked it because it was ‘really stringy’ – weird phrase but a musician knows What he means – it completely suits a string orchestra, you couldn’t arrange it for something else.ELGAR CHANSON DE MATIN In his early days, Elgar was always complaining about having no money, and wrote this delicious piece in 1899 as a deliberate money-spinner for his publisher Novello. It worked. 4:44PMUnion Jack hats and flags aloft: Street parties across Britain Joe Shute reports from Windsor: While the Royals and their inner circle celebrate at Frogmore House their fans are continuing the party on the streets of Windsor.Outside the newly-named “Prince Harry” pub on the High Street (until this week formerly The Three Tuns) revellers in Royal family masks are drinking toasts to the happy couple.Nicola Glimmerveen, 32, of Sunningdale, her partner Simon Jones and friend Elizabeth Cartmell came dressed as the Duke of Edinburgh and the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.While they bought the Harry and Meghan masks in a shop, Glimmerveen admits she found the Prince Philip one abandoned on the pavement.Drinking Pimm’s and pints of Windsor Knot, a specially-brewed beer to celebrate the wedding, Glimmerveen says they plan to stay up all night in the town celebrating.“It’s been such a fun day,” she says. Tom Nicholson, a 35-year farmer from Surrey, had sailed his pleasure craft, Jarni, down the River Thames to Windsor for the day and rigged the boat in Harry and Meghan bunting.Dressed in a blue suit and straw boater he admitted he had been enjoying “a couple of jars” to celebrate the day.   Despite the bulk of the 100,000 strong crowd departing from Windsor following the wedding many of its pubs and restaurants are still doing a roaring trade as well-wishers keep partying on.At one stage at Meat At the Parish, a steak and lobster restaurant on the High Street, the entire room broke out into an impromptu rendition of the hymn, Jerusalem. Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge Meghan Markle arrives in St George’s ChapelCredit:pixel GRG  The night-time festivities has retained the international flavour of the day with Royal enthusiasts from all over the world staying out on the streets. Karen Otis, a 51-year-old New Yorker and her friend Marcy Polanco, 36, were promenading past the castle having sampled their first ever glass of Pimm’s.“It has been amazing,” says Otis. “I feel as if I am channeling my inner Duchess.”Annika Bauer, 18, and Franziska Speckle, 20, both German au pairs living in London, came in matching “Marry me Harry” t-shirts and cardboard crowns. “It’s like a fairytale to be here,” says Bauer. Women react during a royal wedding watching party for the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Cat & Fiddle pub As the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Windsor Castle to travel to their evening reception The new Duchess wore a sizeable blue cocktail ring on her right hand, nicely matched by the blue soles of her white Aquazurra shoes.Eagle-eyed wedding watchers were quick to point out that the ring looks like the emerald-cut aquamarine ring owned by the groom’s late mother, Princess Diana. Many reports state that it is the same ring, which the Duke gave to his new bride as a wedding gift.  Read more from our fashion team here: BBC presenters Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Young Meghan Markle has left the Cliveden House Hotel in a vintage Rolls-Royce limousine to travel to Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry. Ms Markle sat in the rear of the Phantom IV car with mother, Doria Ragland.Wearing a white veil and white dress with a boat neck, she waved to onlookers as the car departed at 11.19am. 10:35PMThe Royal Family give thanks to all who celebrated the happy day Jessica Mulroney – one of Meghan Markle’s best friends – has posted of her pride of being involved in the royal wedding. Ms Mulroney runs a bridal store in Toronto, where Meghan used to film Suits, and is said to have helped the bride choose her wedding gown.The two became friends and she is married to Benedict Mulroney, the son of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.The family were photographed arriving at Heathrow Airport with her family on Tuesday night.The fraternal twin sons of Jessica and Ben are seven years old – and helped carry Ms Markle’s huge train today. She posted a picture of them on Instagram with the caption simply reading: “Proud friend. Proud mom.” Oprah WinfreyCredit:Ian West /PA Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor CastleCredit:Dan Kitwood /Getty The crowd applauded throughout the ceremony – but the biggest cheer of the morning came for the newlyweds’ first kiss outside Windsor Castle.As the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the castle, many in the bar embraced each other while wiping away tears.Alana Hutchinson, 24, came dressed in her pyjamas and joked: “I loved it – except for the fact that Harry is now off the market, so my dreams are crushed!”She added: “It was beautiful. The highlight for me was when Charles walked her down the aisle. I cried a little bit, it was really precious because I know that was such a big deal with her family, so to see her mom out there was really amazing.” Bill de Blasio, the New York Mayor tweeted his congratulations to the young couple: Congrats, Meghan and Harry! Keep doing things your way. Britain will never be the same – and that’s a good thing. https://t.co/4UYiOCaarN— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 19, 2018 Prince Harry too will be thinking of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in car crash when he was 12.He has invited her three siblings, Earl Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, as a way of honouring her. Lady Jane is giving a reading.Ms Markle will leave her country hotel with her mother to be driven to Windsor Castle, giving the first glimpse of the bride in her wedding gown.She will walk through the Nave of the stunning chapel on her own, followed by a procession of bridesmaids and pageboys, before meeting Charles at the start of the Quire.Prince William, whose children Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be among the young helpers, will be supporting his younger brother Harry at the altar. Guests described how warmly he welcomed Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, to Windsor and into his family. Frequently, throughout the course of the reception, he was spotted with his arm around Mrs Ragland.Prince Harry, looking like “the cat that got the cream,” then gave a heartfelt, “off the cuff” speech in which he made it clear he was the happiest man in the world.He too, was effusive about how beautiful his new wife looked, and prompted laughs as he reminded the guests were they were and told them not to be too raucous and disturb the neighbours when they left the castle.He raised hearty guffaws as he promised that the Americans would not steal the swords.Veronica German, who runs the charity Dolen Cymru Wales Lesotho Link, said: “He couldn’t get very far as every time he said ‘my wife’ everyone cheered and he had to go back to the beginning. It was very funny.” As he finished his speech, Prince Harry jokingly asked whether anyone present could play the piano before introducing Sir Elton John, who belted out hits including Tiny Dancer, which he dedicated to Ms Markle, Your Song and Circle of Life. Pippa is wearing a Hepburn dress by British brand The Fold – made of pure Italian silk, it is patterned with a delicate floral print inspired by chinoiserie. The best part of the #RoyalWedding is Rick Hoffman being Louis Litt. pic.twitter.com/OqUUPJ3LjH— Zahra Lyla Khalil (@ZahraLyla) May 19, 2018 Harry appears to have given his bride a poignant wedding day gift – an impressive, emerald cut aquamarine ring which belonged to his late, beloved mother.Meghan wore the large gem on her right hand as the couple made their way to their evening reception. The display has been carefully crafted by floral designer Philippa Craddock.Video: St George’s Chapel adorned with flowers 1:40PMMeghan’s father: ‘My baby looks beautiful and very happy’ Charlynne Moyer, 60, reacts as she watches a television screen According to a list of the hats designed by milliner Philip Treacy, Winfrey is wearing a natural sweeping brimmed hat with artisan sculpted flower.A host of other celebrities are expected to attend the star-studded ceremony.  Click here for more today’s guest list. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle When Meghan Markle enters St George’s Chapel to begin the last steps in her journey to join the Royal family, the state trumpeters will sound a fanfare that has accompanied its brides for generations, reports The Telegraph’s Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness.Before long, as she says her vows to Prince Harry, that time-honoured tradition will give way to striking modernity, with the soaring voices of a gospel choir singing music from Ben E King and Etta James.Saturday’s Royal wedding ceremony, with each detail chosen by the couple, will blend the best-loved elements of British pageantry with a modern outlook that reflects the Prince and Ms Markle, in a service designed to capture the best of each of their heritage.From the music of Sir Charles Hubert Parry and a reading from the Bible to a procession of a newlyweds accompanied by a rendition of This Little Light of Mine, their choices go to the heart of their relationship: English customs blended with an American influence, offset by an overriding message of joy. 12:11PMCouple hold hands as ceremony begins 9:41AMAfter royal wedding… it’s the FA Cup final! Read the full report from Victoria Ward here. Below is an extract of what happened as the Prince of Wales moved guests to tears.The Prince of Wales described how emotional he felt watching his youngest son, whom he still remembers so clearly as a baby, marrying the love of his life.As he addressed 600 guests gathered at the reception St George’s Hall, there was barely a dry eye as he spoke so warmly about his “darling old Harry” and the man he had grown into.The Prince described how moving it was, at this point in his life, to watch his little boy move on. A little boy, whom he had winded so often as a baby and whom, he joked, might still have a bit of wind today. 8:57PMGeorge Clooney among the evening reception guests The ring given to Meghan Markle as a wedding gift Next is a reading from the Song of Solomon read by The Lady Jane Fellowes (Princess Diana’s sister) from the Nave. Here, Tristram Saunders examines the significance of the reading.The ceremony is being played through loudspeakers hanging on the side of  Windsor Castle, so the crowds gathered on the streets outside can hear but not  see proceedings.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George’s ChapelCredit:Ben Birchall /PA Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario Mr Budge, who now works as the operations manager at Longhope lifeboat station, brought his daughter Helen with him.Helen, 30, said: “It’s such a privilege to be here. I’m very proud of my dad, and so excited to watch the wedding. It’s just such a special day.”Macey Kurtz, 24, has come all the way from Texas where she works as a wedding photographer. She said: “I go to weddings all the time so I had to come to the royal wedding! We got here on Wednesday so we could be here for all the build up.”Her mother Leslie, 48, said: “We wanted to come and support Meghan and be part of their special day. We’re so excited to see them come past!” Jonny Wilkinson and Shelley Jenkins  We are not expecting to see the bride and groom again until they depart Windsor Castle for the 7pm reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales. 2:23PMMeghan Markle to make speech at wedding reception  The couple travelled from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, which was originally manufactured in 1968 and has since been converted to electric power.Prince Harry was in the driver’s seat and his new wife waved at photographers as they made their way to the evening reception.The bride’s evening dress is designed by Stella McCartney and is a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe.  A huge firework display has lit up the night sky over Windsor .Crowds still celebrating in the town centre cheered as rockets flew above Frogmore House, where guests are gathered for the evening party. Rick Hoffman has responded to pictures of him looking seemingly disinterested at the wedding service of his former Suits co-star. The actor, who plays Louis Litt in the series, was mocked online for pulling a face inside St George’s Chapel.  As the carriage pulled away from the crowds into the gated grounds of Windsor Castle, Ms Markle seemed to be in awe of the scenes, lifting her hand to her chest and saying “wow”.Harry also seemed to need some help… according to lip reader Tina Lannin, he said to his bride: “I’m ready for a drink now.” But in a video he posted on Instagram, he defended himself, saying whoever was sat to his right had bad breath, and that was the reason for the face. In the video, he appeared to be sat in a hotel lobby wearing a New York Giants baseball cap. 8:31PMMeghan’s Stella dress The Queen’s grandson and the American former actress, who is now an HRH and a member of the British royal family, said their vows in front of 600 guests including the monarch and more than 30 members of the Royal family.Ms Markle wore a stunning elegant white gown – with a white veil and boat neck – was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female Artistic Director at French fashion house Givenchy. Prince Harry and his best man the Duke of Cambridge are both wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. As they met at the altar, Prince Harry told his bride “you look amazing”, to which Meghan replied “thank you”. The couple tenderly held hands and exchanged smiles during the wedding ceremony. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold hands as they are declared married Credit:Dominic Lipinski /PA Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor. Meghan Markle’s father Thomas, unable to attend the wedding after undergoing emergency heart surgery, was believed to be watching in California, unperturbed by the 4am start, reports Rozina Sabur.”My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy,” he said.The 71-year-old told US site TMZ he was “emotional and joyful” as he watched the ceremony.”I wish I was there and I wish them all my love and happiness,” he added. 6:19PMCelebrated preacher says royal wedding diversity was ‘joyful’ Prince Harry and Ms Markle gazed into each other’s eyes as they exchanged vows.Loud cheers could be heard from outside St George’s Chapel as the Archbishop of Canterbury proclaimed the couple husband and wife.Prince George and Princess Charlotte did not follow directly behind Harry and Meghan as they made their way back up the aisle, like the other bridesmaids and page boys.Instead, the youngsters held the hand of their parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they made their way out of the chapel. Prince Charles, who will walk Ms Markle down the aisle, has arrived with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.Meanwhile, Prince Harry has taken his place in St George’s Chapel, sitting with his brother the Duke of Cambridge. The pair sat on chairs at the top of the altar.At one point, Harry turned to talk to guests, and let out a sigh as he waited for his royal bride to arrive. 8:57AM’Strangers not only made eye contact, they chatted animatedly’: On board the first train to Windsor Thomas Markle said he deeply regretted not being at the royal wedding, but that he sent his daughter a text message saying he loved her.”The service was beautiful and it’s history,” he told TMZ. “I will always regret not being able to be there and not being able to hold my daughter’s hand. My baby girl is a duchess and I love her so much.”He said that watching the ceremony made him nostalgic, adding: “When you watch your child get married, every thought goes through your mind, every memory from the first day she was born, the first time I held her.”He said he was yet to choose a wedding gift for the couple, but hoped to do so soon, when his health recovered.And he made a plea for his raucous relatives to leave the newlyweds alone. “Now I pray that Harry and Meghan can go on a nice honeymoon and rest and relax, and all of my relatives will just shut up about everything.” 11:55AMPrince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive The uplifting gospel music that transfixed the congregation during the royal wedding ceremony was the idea of the Prince of Wales.Karen Gibson, founder and director of the Kingdom Choir which performed during the wedding, said Charles’ office first approached her about the group of singers taking part in the wedding.Ms Gibson said: “The couple didn’t actually ring us at first, the call came from Clarence House. I understand that Prince Charles really likes gospel music.”The couple were very intentional about what they wanted sung and how they wanted it sung, but the actual idea came from Prince Charles – although they were very happy to have gospel music.”She said about the arrangement of Stand By Me, which was played after the rousing address by US bishop Michael Curry: “It was more reflective, more personal – and even though its a secular song, it’s inspired by a spiritual.” The Queen is now hosting a lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle for around 600 guests drawn from the wedding service congregation.Guests will be served a selection of canapés, including:Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème FraicheGrilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian HamGarden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon VerbenaHeritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic PearlsPoached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted ApricotCroquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot JamWarm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush TomatoesGuests will also be served a selection of bowl food, including:Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young LeeksPea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan CrispsTen Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and CracklingSweet canapés will also be served, including:Champagne and Pistachio MacaroonsOrange Crème Brûlée TartletsMiniature Rhubarb Crumble TartletsClick here for more about what’s happening at the reception. 5:45PMJessica Mulroney posts of her royal wedding pride The Order of Service Credit:Toby Melville /PA Not long now until they walk down the aisle. A marriage made in heaven. The world will be watching. Not everyone is invited to the event itself, of course, but you’ll get the next best seats. Join us for the Romance of the FA Cup. Chelsea v Manchester United on @BBCOne at 16.10.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 19, 2018 Sir Elton John waves as he leaves St George’s Chapel Credit:Chris Jackson /PA 5:21PMRoyal wedding body language expert: Meghan Markle was ‘strength of ceremony’  5:14AMSussex pride Prince Harry looks at his bride, Meghan Markle, as she arrives accompanied by the Prince of Wales Missing though, was Meghan’s father Thomas Markle, who was thousands of miles away in Mexico after pulling out just days ago due to ill health.Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was there for her daughter and the Prince of Wales was asked by the bride to step in and walk her up the aisle of the Quire to meet Prince Harry.The couple joined their guests for a reception in Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen.  However Meghan, the latest member of the royal family, maintained complete calm throughout the ceremony to “help Harry through it”.Ms James said: “Meghan was amazing. Walking up the aisle by herself, I looked for every smallest sign of suppressed anxiety and nervousness – there was absolutely nothing.”I think she probably saw it as her role to help Harry through it rather than the other way round. She sat with her hand over his for quite a bit of the service as though she was reassuring him.”To me, she was the strength when it came to the day and the actual performance.” Wedding guests arrive by train at Windsor Stella McCartney is a well-known name on the global fashion scene.But what do we know about the British designer behind the Duchess of Sussex’s evening reception dress?The 46-year-old who has established herself as a major force in the fashion industry is the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda.She graduated from Central Saint Martins College in 1995.Her final show as a student saw her designs modelled by famous friends including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to a soundtrack which included a new song written in her honour by her father. Ms Markle’s cousin, Noel Rasmussen, the 19-year-old daughter of Samantha Markle, was not invited to the ceremony, but made a deal with a tabloid newspaper to travel from her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and be in London for the day.“Meghan looked so beautiful. I’m thrilled by how popular she is here,” she said. Miss Rasmussen, an anthropology student, lives with her grandmother Rosalyn Markle and is estranged from her mother. She said she was embarrassed by her mother’s behaviour, and that of her uncle Thomas, Ms Markle’s half-brother.  “We’re just regular people – then all of a sudden Meghan began dating Prince Harry and it has been crazy ever since,” she told The Mirror.“They’re just really feeling hurt and they don’t know how to deal with it. I’m OK with not having been invited, I just want her to be happy. “She’ll be a great wife and a great ambassador for America.” 1:05PMNewly married couple now set for Windsor procession Dean Stott arrives for the wedding ceremony Now it’s Ms Markle’s turn. She repeats after Justin Welby:”I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold , from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.” harry meghan windsor royal mile Crowds applaud the couple's first kiss 12:34PMAll together now: it’s Ben E King’s Stand By Me Members of the Royal family have begun to arrive and enter via the Galilee Porch, some on foot and others by car.They included the Duke and Duchess of Kent; Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and Mike and Zara Tindall. Two large arrangements also sit either side of the High Altar in the Windsor Castle chapel.The display, which also features foxgloves with branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, also extends to outside the chapel, lining the West Steps and surrounding the West Door through which Meghan will enter the church. Royal fans sleep in their sleeping bags to hold a spot at the front of barriers for the carriage procession outside Windsor Castle, Adoring fans in Meghan Markle’s hometown of Los Angeles wept tears of joy as they packed into a bar to watch the wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Scores of well-wishers descended on the British-themed The Cat And Fiddle pub in Hollywood from 2am local time as Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot in Windsor Castle.Guests wore fancy dress, while staff served traditional English food and drink with the wedding showing on televisions around the bar.At the first glimpse of Prince Harry, the crowd erupted into loud cheers and continued to welcome each royal arrival in a similar way.Many wiped away tears as Meghan emerged from her car and into the sunshine wearing her pure white gown. 3:06PMAdoring fans pack into Los Angeles bar to watch royal wedding Sir Elton John performed at the lunchtime reception which followed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony, Kensington Palace has said.The statement said: “Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the reception which was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle.”Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family.”He previously sang at the funeral service for Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.One guest told The Telegraph the pop icon sang Circle of Life – made famous by the 1994 Disney film The Lion King – and Tiny Dancer. Sir Elton John waves as he leaves St George's Chapel  They are heading to St George’s Hall for a lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen. Dean Stott arrives for the wedding ceremony with his wife AlanaCredit:CHRIS JACKSON /AFP George Clooney has arrived for the evening reception with his wife Amal, reports Stephen Walter from Windsor. Prince Edward and Sophie Andrew were also seen arriving at the after party having been escorted by police to the venue. Serena Williams is also one of the 200 guests who will celebrate with the happy couple away from the gaze of the cameras. The tennis star posted her thanks to the designer of her dress on Twitter:  Royal fans keep warm in sleeping bags early on SaturdayCredit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph  Crowds around 30 deep jostle for a view of the couple’s processionCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph  The Queen gave her permission for her grandson to get married in his uniform, Kensington Palace said.Both uniforms were tailored at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row. The Duchess of Cambridge will be there, making her first public appearance since giving birth to her third child Prince Louis less than four weeks ago.Ms Markle, who found fame played Rachel Zane in the US legal drama Suits, is the first mixed race person in modern history to marry a senior British royal.Prince Harry, 33, and 36-year-old Ms Markle became engaged following a whirlwind 16-month romance after going on a blind date in London.The prince has told how “all the stars were aligned” when they met.”It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life, I fell into her life,” he said when their engagement was announced last November.Ms Markle has been married before. She wed first husband film producer Trevor Engelson in 2011 but the pair divorced less than two years later.The last time a senior royal wanted to marry an American divorcee, it sparked a constitutional crisis and rocked the British monarchy to the core. King Edward VIII, Prince Harry’s great-great-uncle, abdicated over his love for Mrs Wallis Simpson in 1936. A royal kiss: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss after their wedding ceremonyCredit:AP 5:42PMToday’s the day! World awaits royal wedding  Women react during a royal wedding party at the Cat and Fiddle pubCredit:LUCY NICHOLSON /Reuters Claudia Chick, 22, is originally from London – but now lives in Los Angeles. She said: “The wedding was amazing, I was tearing up. Everyone was dressed beautifully, the ceremony was very passionate and it was different, which is great to see.”The atmosphere here was great, everyone was glued to the screen, everyone was laughing together, everyone was crying together.”Hannah Lucchesi, 22, is from Los Angeles. She said: “I loved it, it was amazing, it was beautiful, I loved Meghan’s dress and all of the flowers, it was amazing. The highlight for me was Prince George, just because he is my favourite.”The bar was so fun, I love that there are so many people, even out in LA, that care about it and everyone seemed to be really enjoying it and there were lots of cheers.”Video: Meghan’s former school watches wedding Prayers are now being led by Archbishop Angaelos and The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin from the Nave.  Huge crowds lined the Long Walk to Windsor Castle as the Rolls-Royce made its way escorted by three Range Rovers.Well-wishers cheered and waved flags as the car passed, before making its way through the gates on its way to the chapel. Princess Diana wearing the ring in Sydney, Australia in 1996 The Duchess of York Thousands of spectators line the Royal Mile in Windsor 8:41PMHarry gave Meghan her Diana’s ring as wedding gift Many fans of the Royal family came out in bright sunshine to watch proceedings while dressed in Union Jack hats and waving flags. Here’s a round-up video of some of the best across Britain.Video: Street parties held across UK The Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chape The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been congratulated on their wedding by one of Meghan’s former Suits co-stars.Gabriel Macht, who plays the lead role of Harvey Specter on the show, posted a picture to Instagram of him and his wife Jacinda Barrett, who accompanied him to the wedding. Two years later, she was appointed creative director of French fashion house Chloe, a move widely derided at the time, but she proved a runaway success and soon left to launch her own label.Since then, she has built up her business and now runs more than 20 stores around the world selling her designs to some 100 countries and has teamed up with brands including Adidas and H&M.In 2012 she was named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, in part for her work designing the kit worn by Team GB and the nation’s Paralympians.In the past McCartney has dressed a host of stars including Amy Poehler, Kate Hudson, Karlie Kloss and Adele.And Meghan is no stranger to her fashion either, wearing a black coat by the designer while visiting Cardiff with Prince Harry. Crowds gather outside Windsor CastleCredit:ODD ANDERSEN /AFP/Getty Flags are handed out to wedding spectators in WindsorCredit:BENOIT TESSIER /Reuters Mr Stott, who attended the wedding with his wife Alana, added: “We wish them all the best. I’m afraid I can’t comment at all on what was in the speeches.”Several other guests left saying they did not want to divulge the content of the speeches given at the reception. Meghan Markle meets Prince Harry at the altarCredit:Dominic Lipinski /PA According to lip reader Tina Lannin, when the newly-wed couple stopped mid-way down the West Steps there was a moment of uncertainty over their first kiss as husband and wife.Meghan discreetly asked Harry: “Do we kiss?”To which Harry quietly replied: “Yeah”. Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria, on their way to WindsorCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley for The Telegraph  7:56PMMeghan’s friends got bespoke bracelets as wedding favours The Archbishop of Canterbury speaksCredit:Owen Humphreys /PA Meghan Markle commissioned a series of special bracelets for her close female friends, including the Duchess of Cambridge, to thank them for supporting her.Lisette Polny, Los Angeles-based founder of Zofia Day, produced six solid gold disc bracelets, which she named Kensington. It is now on sale for $450 (£330).“It’s an overwhelming honour to be part of history and for my pieces to be given as a keepsake for this momentous occasion,” said Ms Polny, in a statement to People magazine. The bespoke design in yellow gold was made specifically for the royal wedding and approved by Ms Markle herself, she said. The special piece is now available to buy for $450.“It’s a really simple, elegant piece that’s just very true to her personal style,” she added.Aside from the duchess, recipients included Ms Markle’s friend Benita Litt, who was seated next to Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland at the wedding, and Jessica Mulroney, her stylist friend that she has been leaning on in the run up to the wedding.Ms Polny also created two necklaces for Ms Litt’s daughters, Rylan and Remi.“I have always wanted to create a petite line, and my daughter loves to wear my designs.“So I decided to make Benita’s girls some special pieces for their special day.”Ms Markle has long been a fan of the California-based brand, wearing their earrings and rings in magazine shoots. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle beam with joy in St George’s ChapelCredit:Owen Humphreys /PA As she arrived at Windsor Castle, she was followed by three cars carrying page boys, bridesmaids and their mothers: the Duchess of Cambridge, Jessica Mulroney and Benita Litt. As Ms Markle arrived at the West Steps, she was accompanied by Brian and John Mulroney, the seven-year-old twin page boys. 11:45PMMusic booms from the evening festivities 1:31PMCouple met with wall of cheering and flag-waving The Duchess of Cambridge’s family, including her parents Michael and Carole,  brother James and sister Pippa, have arrived at St George’s Chapel for the royal wedding.  Castle Hill and Windsor High Street are packed with excited well wishers already, many of whom have camped overnight, or arrived at the crack of dawn to get a spot, reports Eleanor Steafel in Windsor.Jules Arrowsmith, 58, has been in Windsor since 4am. Mrs Arrowsmith, from Cheshire, said this was the first royal wedding she has come out to watch.“It’s been on my bucket list for ages. I wanted to come and see one while I still can. And I love Meghan and Harry. I can’t wait to see what Meghan is going to wear, but she looks beautiful in everything.” Most of the ceremony will see the Prince and Ms Markle referred to simply as “Harry and Meghan”, eschewing the full repetition of their names: Prince Henry Charles Albert David and Rachel Meghan Markle.The decision will ensure neither endures the test faced by the Prince’s parents, where the then Lady Diana Spencer muddled her words to get Prince Charles’ middle names the wrong way around.Hymns will also honour the Prince’s mother, with Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer, otherwise known as Bread of Heaven, remembered both for being played at her funeral and as a Welsh rugby anthem sung regularly by Prince Harry.As the service continues, A gospel choir will perform Ben E King’s Stand By Me, later followed by Etta James’ uplifting version of Amen/This Little Light of Mine – a joyous childhood favourite. Click here to read the full story. 11:48AMFifteen minutes until ceremony starts: The music inside the chapel To the sound of champagne corks popping and cameras clicking, the crowd, basking in the sun, provided a jovial running commentary on the guests’ outfits.Many stood to watch the steady procession while others simply sat and soaked up the atmosphere, reading newspapers and sipping prosecco.A few dipped into their “goody bags” – canvas bags inscribed with Harry and Meghan’s initials and packed with branded chocolate, shortbread, a magnet, a bottle of Windsor Castle water and a wedding programme, not to mention a voucher for 20 per cent off in the castle shop.On occasion, the crowd fell silent as they studiously watched the procession, trying to identify well-known faces and admiring the colourful parade.“Try and get to know your neighbours really well,” a member of staff yelled at them. “Make friends, sit tight, enjoy yourselves.” As they left the chapel they paused on the steps where a smiling Ms Markle looked up at her new husband and asked: “Do we kiss?” Harry replied with a discreet: “Yeah.”The new Duke and Duchess travelled in the Ascot Landau waving to the thousands of royal fans lining the streets and up the Long Walk, with Ms Markle exclaiming “wow” at their rapturous welcome. As the horse-drawn carriage returned to Windsor Castle ready for a lunchtime reception in the magnificent St George’s Hall, Prince Harry quipped: “I’m ready for a drink now.”Ms Markle has become the first mixed race person in modern history to marry a British senior royal. She found fame in the US legal drama Suits playing the character Rachel Zane, and a number of her former co-stars, including Patrick J Adams and Gabriel Macht, were there for her big day. The Prince and Ms Markle thrilled fans as they left Windsor Castle in a horse-drawn carriage. Crowds gather outside Windsor Castle 12:39PMGiving of the rings: They’re nearly married Flowers adorn the front of the organ loft inside St George's Chapel 1:26AMAdele in message to the newlyweds An armed police officer walks past well wishersCredit:Matt Dunham /AP Prince Harry and Meghan Markle  Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre  Early morning Royal fans arriving in Windsor The Archbishop of Canterbury, who will marry Prince Harry and Ms Markle, has spoken of the strong bond the couple share.”There’s profound affection between them which is wonderful and a deep understanding and mutual support,” he said.”You see in the way they respond to each other, caring for each other, which is something you see in many couples but not always. But it’s very evident and that’s wonderful.”As the Order of Service was published on the morning of the wedding, it revealed Prince Harry will wear a ring – not a given for royal men – and Ms Markle will not promise to obey her husband in the vows. The moving, soul classic Stand By Me by Ben E King will be performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir, with the gospel singers also delivering Etta James’ uplifting version of Amen/This Little Light of Mine – a favourite in African-American churches.The presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church Bishop, Michael Curry will give the address.Celebrities including Meghan’s former Suits co-stars Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht are expected to be among the guests, along with the couple’s trusted inner circle of friends.The Prince of Wales will take on the role of the absent father of the bride Thomas Markle, and walk his future daughter-in-law through the Quire up the altar to meet her groom.There will be sadness amid the joy for Ms Markle with her father missing her big day.The reclusive former TV lighting director will be thousands of miles away in Mexico after pulling out of attending on medical advice with just two days to go after undergoing heart surgery. 1:43PMRoyal couple join their guests for lunchtime reception Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George’s ChapelCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA Meghan Markle's father Thomas was forced to pull out of the wedding just two days before the ceremony 7:55PMHarry and Meghan’s change of outfit for the evening do The newlyweds emerged from St George’s Chapel to loud cheers from the crowd. All remain seated while the choir of St George’s Chapel sing If Ye Love Me, by Thomas Tallis.View of Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett: Beautifully simple – which it had to be, because Tallis’s ultimate boss – Archbishop Cranmer, one of the architects of the English Reformation – said the old Latin church music had got too complicated and the words could no longer be heard, and composers now had to write simpler, audible pieces in English – without being plain and dull. Tallis pulls it off brilliantly. The Queen arrivesCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA 5:39PMMeghan to give speech at evening reception Royal fans enjoy the post wedding celebrations and atmosphere in WindsorCredit:John Nguyen Prince Harry is expected to be given a title, most likely a dukedom, by his grandmother the Queen in the morning, meaning Ms Markle would become a duchess on marriage.A relaxed-looking Prince Harry said he felt “great” as he greeted well-wishers in a surprise walkabout with best man the Duke of Cambridge outside Windsor Castle on Friday evening.The pair then headed to exclusive Coworth Park country house hotel in Ascot, where the prince was spending his last night as a single man away from his bride as is tradition. Just as Harry and Meghan were officially married, the horse-drawn carriage in which they will depart from St George’s Chapel was brought into Horseshoe  Cloister. During the procession of the bride and groom to the outside world the following music is played:Symphony no. 1 in B-flat – Allegro William Boyce (1711-1779)Amen/This little light of mine – Etta James Jester Hairston (1901-2000) and Harry Dixon Loes (1892-1965) The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry VIDEO: Fireworks over Frogmore?! Lovely lights over Windsor Great Park #royalwedding #harryandmeghan pic.twitter.com/PC3FJc4Ihx— Emily Nash (@emynash) May 19, 2018 Prince Harry looks at his bride, Meghan Markle, as she arrives accompanied by the Prince of WalesCredit:Jonathan Brady/Reuters 11:53AMMeghan’s mother Doria arrives at chapel The Queen has arrived at St George’s Chapel with the Duke of Edinburgh – and the monarch is wearing a lime-green dress by Stewart Parvin.Following protocol, the Queen is the last member of the Royal family to arrive for the wedding service. 2:06PM’I’m ready for a drink now’: What Harry said to Meghan (according to a lip reader) Carol Middleton  8:07AMFirst look at the flowers inside St George’s Chapel Meanwhile, among those providing the wedding with an injection of Hollywood glamour are the cast of Suits, writes Ed Power.The stars of the legal drama in which Markle achieved fame as plucky litigator Rachel Zane have been arriving in the UK all week and celebrated a “last supper” in their former colleague’s honour at a restaurant near Windsor Friday night. Patrick J Adams, who plays Markle’s onscreen love interest (and lately husband) Mike Ross, is attending the knot-tying today, along with co-stars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, Abigail Spencer, Gina Torres and Amanda Schull. Actor Tom Hardy and former rugby union player Jonny Wilkinson are among the other guests to arrive at  St George’s Chapel. Others include musician Marcus Mumford, actress Carey Mulligan and singer Joss Stone. Prince Charles and Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland After the newlyweds emerged at the West Steps of the Chapel, the couple were waved off and watched by members of the Royal family as they left in an open-top Ascot Landau for a carriage procession through Windsor. Le Dauphiné (Grenoble) All stand for the next hymn: Guide me, O thou great RedeemerView of Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett: Notable not only for striking a Welsh note (appropriate for the wedding of the son of the Prince of Wales) but for its family resonances. It was sung at both Kate and William’s wedding and Diana’s funeral and so its inclusion may well be among the ceremony’s most poignant notes. Those in the Quire stand as Her Majesty is conducted to her place in the Quire. A fanfare sounds and all stand as the choir and clergy move in procession to the Quire. Thousands of spectators line the Royal Mile in WindsorCredit:pixel Prince Harry places the wedding ring on his bride’s fingerCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA Crowds around 30 deep jostle for a view of the couple's procession  Doria Ragland arrives at St George’s Chapel Credit:Gareth Fuller /PA Here comes the bride! Meghan Markle has arrived at the Chapel’s West Steps by car. She will now walk through the Nave on her own followed by her bridesmaids and pageboys, who include Princess Charlotte and Prince George, before being accompanied by Charles down the aisle of the Quire.Her dress is by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Ms Markle gazes at Prince HarryCredit:Dominic Lipinski /PA 12:15PMReading by Princess Diana’s sister, Lady Jane Fellowes Royal wedding fever is mounting, but it is not the only big event of the day – it is also FA Cup final day.Prince William, president of the Football Association, is missing the FA Cup final in favour of the wedding celebrations.Click here to find everything you need to know about the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea. Actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal have arrived at St George’s Chapel, followed closely by David and Victoria Beckham. Serena Williams with her husband Alexis OhanianCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph  The Most Rev Bishop Michael CurryCredit:Owen Humphreys /PA After the ceremony, the estimated 100,000-strong crowd began to head for the railway station, causing long queues.Repeated loudspeaker announcements warned well-wishers that the Cambridge Gate and the route to the station was very congested and urged: “Take your time.”Attendees were asked to take the longer route to the station by walking the length of the Long Walk away from the castle.Many families opted to enjoy the afternoon on the grass while the crowds departed, while hundreds of litter pickers set to work cleaning up any mess.An announcement on the Long Walk said the railway station remained very crowded  and there was a wait for services. People were asked to consider looking at what  else Windsor has to offer.  Video: View from the crowd during carriage tour Ms Markle’s delicate veil was five metres (16ft) long and made from silk tulle, with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads, with two of her page boys carrying the ends as she made her way up the steps.Her hair was styled in an up do and she wore the glittering Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen.The Duke of Cambridge, in his role as best man, stepped forward to deliver the rings, with the couple smiling as they placed the bands on each other’s hands.Unlike his brother, Prince Harry has chosen to wear a wedding ring. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before they say their vows Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before they say their vowsCredit:Sky/AP The ring given to Meghan Markle as a wedding giftCredit:Steve Parsons/PA 9:47AMOprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and Earl Spencer: Guests start to arrive Scout leader Tom Moss (left) and mother Vickie (right) pose as they arrive for the weddingCredit:CHRIS RADBURN /AFP Earl Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy has arrived at St George’s Chapel. Pippa Middleton  The bride’s evening dress is designed by Stella McCartney and is a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe.Ms Markle wore shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue. Ms. Markle’s hair has been styled for the Evening Reception by George Northwood. Amal and George Clooney Credit:Gareth Fuller /PA  Crowds gather ahead ofthe wedding of the year. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleCredit:Steve Parsons/PA Tennis champion Serena Williams has arrived with her husband Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, at St George’s Chapel. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel i Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel Royal fans keep warm in sleeping bags early on Saturday As the morning chill gave way to sunshine, the mood in the Windsor crowd grew ever more festive, reports Judith Woods.Free cardboard crowns and commemorative brochures were handed out and a sea of red white and blue stretched the two-and-a-half mile length of the town’s tree-lined Long Walk.Food stalls delivered breakfast baps to wellwishers on blankets and the pop of every prosecco cork was met with a cheer. 1:10PMCarriage procession through Windsor begins MIke and Zara TindallCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA The Archbishop then asks Ms Markle the same, and she responds: “I will.” 12:06PM’You look amazing’: Harry’s whispers to Meghan at the altar As Ms Markle approached the altar, Prince Harry mouthed the words: “You look amazing.” 10:36AMTom Hardy and Jonny Wilkinson among other VIP guests Huge crowds line the streets of WindsorCredit:EMMANUEL DUNAND /AFP Huge crowds line the streets of Windsor 12:05PMService begins: Prince Charles walks Meghan down the aisle  Doria Ragland arrives at St George's Chapel  Shopkeeper Roshan Sang outside his store on Windsor High StreetCredit:Jeff Gilbert for The Telegraph  A royal kiss: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss after their wedding ceremony Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel Just after 1.30pm, the carriage returned to Windsor Castle, disappearing under an arch within the grounds.The couple’s guests could also be seen arriving for the lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall hosted by the Queen.Video: Couple delight crowds in Windsor 12:01PMAnd here she is! Meghan arrives at Chapel’s west steps 2:31PMMore than 100,000 people lined streets around 30 deep Charlynne Moyer, 60, reacts as she watches a television screeningCredit:LUCY NICHOLSON /Reuters 11:56AMThe Queen arrives – and she’s in lime-green Sir Elton John, who has arrived for the ceremony with husband David Furnish, was seen warmly embracing David and Victoria Beckham, as well as singer James Blunt. 9:46AMTheresa May sends her ‘best wishes’ to couple Meghan Markle arrives in St George's Chapel Flags 9:44PMNew York Mayor tweets his support The grand finale of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is underway as 200 of their nearest and dearest gather for the first dance. The private affair at Frogmore House in Windsor will allow the selected guests to relax and celebrate with the happy couple. 3:28PM’Take your time’, spectators warned in mass Windsor exodus Asked whether it was planned or off-the-cuff, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, interjected, joking: “Let’s have an honest answer.””It was planned and I thought it was going to be six minutes,” Mr Curry said. “It was a little longer than that because there were pauses in there,” he added to laughter from Mr Welby. 12:46PMPrayers in St George’s Chapel 7:34PMRick Hoffman defends ‘pulling faces’ Flowers and foliage surround the West Door and steps of St George’s Chapel Credit:Danny Lawson/PA Wire Jonny Wilkinson and Shelley Jenkins Credit:Ian West /PA 7:36PMHarry and Meghan leave for their evening reception 12:19PMAddress by The Most Reverend Michael Curry The Order of Service  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George’s Chapel Credit:Andrew Matthews /PA 10:27AMThe Clooneys and the Beckhams lead A-listers in Windsor Meghan Markle leaving the Cliveden House Hotel Meghan waves to photographers as she leaves her hotelCredit:DARREN STAPLES /Reuters Meghan waves to photographers as she leaves her hotel 2:18PMThe food being served this lunchtime 11:39AMCrowds greet Prince Harry with loud cheers 1:52PMMeghan: ‘Do we kiss? Harry: ‘Yeah’ Revellers have begun the weary slog back home with current waits of around two hours to board a train back to London from Windsor, reports Joe Shute.Despite the long queues, the festive atmosphere endures. Leila Souza, 61, and Adela Welch, 63, of Tampa Bay, Florida, are waiting in line still waving their custom-made placard celebrating “our American Princess”.”We don’t mind waiting,” says Souza who is wearing a pair of sunglasses shaped like champagne flutes. “It has been a wonderful day and we would do it all over again.”Rail staff are handing out free bottles of water to passengers waiting in the heat. Meghan Markle will make a speech at her reception instead of her father who could not attend the wedding, Kensington Palace has confirmed.The royal bride is one of three people to speak at the lunchtime reception, hosted by the Queen. The others are her new husband, Prince Harry, and the Prince of Wales.The Duke of Cambridge, Harry’s best man, will act as compere.The reception will also include the cutting of the wedding cake, which was designed by Claire Ptak and features elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham. Cheers and applause erupted at the West Door as the pair arrived. The bridegroom and his best man were met by the Dean of Windsor.They stopped for a few moments and had a brief conversation, before walking inside. Harry, looking dapper in his frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals, walked up the aisle with his best man and was seen acknowledging a guest in the congregation with a nod. David and Victoria BeckhamCredit:Ian West /PA Prince Harry and his best man the Duke of Cambridge have arrived at St George’s  Chapel, in Windsor Castle, for his wedding to Meghan Markle.Both Harry and the Duke of Cambridge are wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. Daniel Zhang, who is turning 21 today, has travelled all the way from China to be here today.“I travelled 16,927 kilometres to be here. I got here this morning around 7am. I’m most looking forward to seeing the Queen. She is such an amazing symbol, I can’t wait to see her.”Laury Lesueurs, 21, from Auvergne, France, said she had always loved the royal family and didn’t want to miss out on the chance to see Meghan and Harry go past in their carriage. “Since I was little I’ve been obsessed with the royal family and England. “I’m so excited to see Meghan and Harry. I can’t wait to see her dress, it’s going to be amazing.”John Budge, 67, has been invited to come and watch the wedding from inside the castle for his long service to the RNLI in Orkney.He said: “I’ve been a volunteer for the RNLI for 50 years so the lord lieutenant asked if I wanted to come to Windsor to watch the wedding. It’s a real honour.” Flags aloft in WindsorCredit:Jeff Gilbert for The Telegraph  Prince Harry and Ms Markle are being met with a wall of cheering and flag-waving as the procession makes its way through the streets of Windsor.The pair smiled and waved to well-wishers during the journey in the lunchtime sunshine. Royal fans arrive at Windsor & Eton Riverside Station She arrived accompanied by two page boys who held up her train as she made her way up the chapel’s steps alone.She was wearing a simple, long-sleeved white dress, with veil covering her face.  Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria, on their way to Windsor 11:35AMPrince Harry and William arrive – and they’re both wearing Blues and Royals frockcoat uniform Preacher Michael Curry, who has been celebrated for his rousing royal wedding speech, said it was “a real joyful thing” to bring diversity to the ceremony.The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the first black presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, said: “It was a real joyful thing because there was a sense in which you had the fullness of the church represented in many respects.”He said the event had brought everybody together: “That happened today, in different ways, different songs, different perspectives, different worlds and all of it came together and gave God thanks.”The speech was a lengthy one, with Mr Curry appearing to tell himself to bring it to a close towards the end. Meghan travelled in a Rolls Royce with her mother Thank you Pierpaolo for making me look special on this special evening. @MaisonValentino pic.twitter.com/w2m6lEMyST— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 19, 2018 11:20AMMembers of the Royal family start to arrive 11:52AMHuge crowds as Meghan’s car arrives in Windsor Princess Diana wearing the ring in Sydney, Australia in 1996Credit: Julian Parker/Getty 5:51PMGospel version of Stand By Me ‘was Prince Charles’ idea’ 2:24AMSuits actor congratulates his co-star 5:17PMWedding revellers face two-hour waits to board train The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has said that more than 100,000 people are estimated to have lined the route of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding procession route in Windsor. 11:13PMFans continue the celebrations at street parties Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Prince Harry’s wedding ring will be a platinum band with a textured finish and Meghan Markle’s ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh gold, Kensington Palace announced. The rings will be made by Cleave and Company.  Serena Williams They cheered and screamed as the newlyweds passed by. Rachael Carter-Eagleton said: “She looked amazing. She shone like a diamond.”Video: Young royals wave off royal newlyweds After that effusive sermon, next up Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir are singing Stand By Me, Ben E King’s 1960 pop song.View of Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett: It’s not a sacred piece, but the words have the just the right sentiment. It’s all about standing by your loved one in testing times, and it was inspired by the spiritual “Stand by me Father” – which itself refers to Psalm 46. The Performers are Kingdom Choir – 20 singers based in South-East London directed by Karen Gibson. The website says “They are a unique group of dedicated men and women, who blend Choral discipline with the raw Gospel spiritual sound – drawn from an inner experience. Bishop Curry told the service: “There’s power in love. Love can help and heal when nothing else can. There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will.”Such power could be seen in the service, he continued, saying: “Two young people fell in love and we all showed up.”The Episcopal Church is the US offshoot of the Church of England and forms part of the broader Anglican Communion. Meghan was baptised into the Anglican Church, which is headed by Harry’s grandmother. Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian BellisarioCredit:Ian West /PA 7:13AMOrder of service revealed: British pageantry, soul music and gospel Prince Harry places the wedding ring on his bride's finger 10:48AMHundreds of  ‘golden ticket’ holders gather outside chapel Meghan Markle listens during her wedding ceremony  Crowds gather early in WindsorCredit:David Rose  12:35PMTime for the vows: It’s nearly official Carol Middleton Credit:Gareth Fuller /PA The Sun-Herald (Sydney) 4:05PMElton John performs ‘Circle of Life and Tiny Dancer’ at wedding reception Pippa Middleton Credit:Danny Lawson /PA Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel Here, the Prince of Wales described how emotional he felt watching his youngest son, whom he still remembers so clearly as a baby, marrying the love of his life.As he addressed 600 guests gathered at the reception St George’s Hall, there was barely a dry eye as he spoke so warmly about his “darling old Harry” and the man he had grown into.The Prince described how moving it was, at this point in his life, to watch his little boy move on. A little boy, whom he had winded so often as a baby and whom, he joked, might still have a bit of wind today.Guests described how warmly he welcomed Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, to Windsor and into his family. Frequently, throughout the course of the reception, he was spotted with his arm around Mrs Ragland. Chelsy Davy arrives. Amal Clooney and George Clooney  Her friend, a teacher from Jamaica, declined to speak as she was pulling a sickie. But who could blame her? “Today will be the most amazing party on the planet,” asserted Fiona Coulter, 40, from Nottinghamshire, a rolled up Union Jack in her hand.“Harry is marrying an American – if that’s not reason for a global celebration what is?” While the gospel classic Amen/This Little Light Of Mine was sung as the newlyweds left the church, even some of the crowds listening to the outside broadcast of the wedding service clapped along.Ms Gibson added: “We want people to get involved, tap their feet, sing along, that’s what gospel music is, it’s all embracing and inviting.”Speaking about how the music performed at the wedding mirrored modern culture, she said: “We live in a multi-cultural society, so we had classical music, contemporary classical music as well and gospel music, because you’ve got many cultures living here so it’s reflective of what society looks like today.” Royal fans in their sleeping bags to hold a spot at the front of barriers for the carriage procession outside Windsor Castle,Credit:Frank Augstein /AP 10:26AMHere come the Middletons! Parents, James and Pippa arrive Idris Elba and Sabrina DhowreCredit:Ian West /PA Were you watching the ceremony on television at home? The Telegraph’s Michael Hogan watched all the main shows so you didn’t have to. Click here to read his review of the coverage. Earl Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of WalesCredit:Stephen Lock / i-Images  The Duke of Edinburgh in St George’s ChapeCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA Harry looked relaxed as he walked down to the chapel with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, to loud cheers from the waiting crowd.The pair smiled and waved to well-wishers during the short walk. 6:55PMPrince Charles moves guests to tears with royal wedding speech Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Prince Harry’s wedding day has arrived as he prepares to marry his American bride Meghan Markle in a glittering ceremony, watched around the world by millions.The Queen’s grandson, who is sixth in line to the throne, will pledge to love, comfort, honour and protect the former actress as they become husband and wife in the historic surrounds of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. 11:05AMSerena Williams and Meghan’s Suits co-stars Prince Charles and Meghan Markle’s mother Doria RaglandCredit:Getty The official 10 Downing Street Twitter account posted a message to the couple from Theresa May, saying: Crowds applaud the couple’s first kissCredit:Danny Lawson /PA 10:05AMWedding rings will be made of platinum and Welsh gold Scout leader Tom Moss (L) and mother Vickie (R) pose as they arrive for the wedding ceremony  Meghan Markle leaving the Cliveden House Hotel Royal fans enjoy the post wedding celebrations and atmosphere in Windsor Oprah Winfrey The Duchess of Cambridge used the same model for her trip to Westminster Abbey for her wedding in 2011. 10:24AMChelsy Davy: Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend My very best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. To all of those joining the national celebration with street parties and other events, have a wonderful day. #RoyalWedding— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 19, 2018 The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, gave an address titled the Power of Love at the service in St George’s Chapel.He opened his speech with the words of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, who said: “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.”The bishop then added: “There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over-sentimentalise. There is power, power in love.” Prince Harry salutes members of the Royal family Prince Harry has been made the Duke of Sussex on his wedding day by his  grandmother the Queen, Buckingham Palace has announced. Meghan Markle will become the Duchess of Sussex on marriage, the palace said. Harry was also given Scottish and Northern Irish titles, becoming the Earl of  Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.”His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.” 12:54PMYoung cellist from Nottingham plays during signing of the register The Sun-Herald (Sydney) There appeared to be a moment of uncertainty before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left St George’s ChapelCredit:Ben Birchall /PA Meghan Markle will give a speech at the evening reception hosted by the Prince of Wales at Frogmore House in Windsor. Thomas Markle would have traditionally been the one to address guests at the event, to which 200 selected attendees have been invited.But after a tumultuous week, it emerged the father-of-the-bride would not be attending Saturday’s service having undergone emergency heart surgery. Kensington Palace had earlier announced that Ms Markle would speak at the afternoon reception hosted by the Queen, but later issued a correction to state she would be talking at the evening do. Some 250 members of the armed forces will take part in the pomp and ceremony of the celebrations, with regiments closely connected to former soldier Prince Harry lining the streets.Ms Markle will emerge from the hour long televised ceremony, which begins at noon, as an HRH and a member of the British royal family after saying her vows. David and Victoria Beckham Despite not being invited to the Windsor Castle wedding, the Hello singer donned a fascinator and veil for the big occasion and toasted the happy couple from her home with a glass of champagne.Adele remembered Diana, Princess of Wales in a poignant message to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day. The wedding was forecast to attract a global audience of 1.9 billion people. This is how it was reported around the world. Some have been camped out near the castle walls for days, while others arrived as early as 4am to secure a good spot.  5:01PMView from the sofa: Gleeful gossip, Alan Partridge moments and a scene-stealing horse Flowers adorn the front of the organ loft inside St George’s ChapelCredit:Danny Lawson /PA Throughout the morning, hundreds of members of the public gathered on the grass alongside St George’s Chapel, reports Victoria Ward.Dressed in their finery, they laid out picnic rugs and folding chairs and settled down to watch the only show in town.From their ringside seats, the crowds, some 1,200 of whom had been invited in recognition of the work they have done for their communities, watched the steady stream of guests arrive at the chapel.Penned in behind rope but just a stone’s throw away, they grew increasingly animated as people began to arrive, walking right past them, the length of the chapel from the Round Tower to the Galilee Porch.Many waved flags and cheered as familiar faces walked by, including Idris Elba and Oprah Winfrey.“Oh there goes James Blunt, and James Blunt wants everyone to make sure they’ve seen James Blunt,” laughed one, as the singer paused to wave to the spectators. 12:40PM’I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife’   Some 250 members of the Armed Forces were on parade in Windsor today to help celebrate the Royal Wedding, with The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force are all providing ceremonial support to mark the occasion.Many of the troops involved  served alongside Prince Harry during his ten years in the Army.Captain William Calder, who commanded a Half Company of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps lining the streets during the carriage procession, said:It’s an honour for us to be on parade in Windsor today, helping the man we knew as Captain Wales celebrate an important day for him and his family. I hope the ceremonies we take part in today will help the whole country celebrate this happy occasion. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle Stopping at the top of the stone steps, the pair shared a kiss to the delight of onlookers. Here are the timings of the main events on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day:09.00 – Members of the public who have been invited to watch the wedding day from the grounds of Windsor Castle begin to arrive.09.30-11.00 – Wedding guests arrive at the Castle’s famous Round Tower by coach and enter the chapel through the South Door and take their seats.11.20 – Members of the royal family begin to arrive and enter via the Galilee Porch, some on foot and others by car.11.40 – Harry and best man the Duke of Cambridge arrive at the chapel’s west door, received by the Dean of Windsor. They will probably arrive on foot, walking past the thousands of spectators invited into the grounds of the castle. The moment will give Harry the chance to acknowledge the 200 representatives from charities he is associated with gathered in the Horseshoe Cloister at the bottom of the steps.11.42 – Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor.11.45 – The Prince of Wales arrives at the Galilee Porch.11.52 – Following protocol, the Queen will be the last member of the royal family to arrive for the wedding service.11.59 – Ms Markle arrives at the Chapel’s West Steps by car, from her overnight accommodation at the Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, Berkshire. Ms Markle will walk through the Nave on her own followed by her bridesmaids and pageboys who include Princess Charlotte and Prince George, before being accompanied by Charles down the aisle of the Quire.12.00 – Service begins.13.00 – Service ends and the newlyweds emerge at the West Steps of the Chapel. They will be waved off on their carriage procession through Windsor by members of both families. The congregation will file out of the chapel to see the married couple leave before heading to St George’s Hall for a lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen.13.05 – The carriage procession through the streets of Windsor possibly begins around this time, taking 25 minutes.19.00 – Bride and groom depart Windsor Castle for the evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales. Close-up of the bride’s ringCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA The New York Post Prince Harry and the Duke of CambridgeCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph  The Duke of Cambridge, in his role as best man, stepped forward to hand over the rings.Prince Harry now places the wedding ring on the fourth finger of Ms Markle’s left hand and, holding it there, says: “I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”Ms Markle now does the same before the Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the congregation.  The Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex have also taken their seats inside the Quire of St George’s Chapel.  Prince Harry salutes members of the Royal familyCredit:Andrew Milligan /PA St George’s Chapel has been adorned with floral displays ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot.The first pictures from inside the historic building show foliage, white peonies, white garden roses and other white blooms adorning the front of the organ loft, towering above the seats.A central arch will serve to frame the royal couple as a congregation of family, friends and well-wishers watch them take their vows. The Queen arrives 12:08AMMeghan Markle’s cousin says “she’ll make a great wife” There was something distinctly unusual about the 05.18 train from Paddington this morning, reports Judith Woods.The fancy frocks, the Union flags, and the air of excited merriment set the service to Windsor & Eton Central apart.Strangers not only made eye contact, they chatted animatedly, someone whistled a wedding march and there was talk of nothing but Harry and Meghan’s nuptials.“I’ve been up since midnight,” said Laurie Walls, 33, a bookseller and librarian from Indiana, who took two weeks off work to travel to Britain for the wedding. “I was too hyped up to sleep. I’ve always been fascinated by the royals and ever since I watched William and Harry at Diana’s funeral I’ve followed them avidly from afar.” Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge Early morning royal fans gather in WindsorCredit:Jeff Gilbert for The Telegraph  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel Chelsy Davy, centre, arrivesCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph  9:19AMMood in Windsor grows more festive as chill gives way to sunshine Royal fans arrive at Windsor and Eton Riverside StationCredit:James Hardisty /PA 8:14AMThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Couple’s titles confirmed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Imperial College student Max Botheras, 24, described his trek to Windsor as “participating in history”.  Meghan, he felt, was a wonderful addition to the royal family.“My partner is a black person and it’s really great seeing someone mixed race join the House of Windsor. Fairytales really do come true.”For Canadian Charmaine Goodman, 51, from Ottowa, resplendent in  smart red day dress and extravagant fascinator, there was no question of missing Harry and Meghan’s big day.“I was here for Wiliam and Catherine’s wedding so I just had to be here for Harry,” the HR manager said. “I went to Windsor yesterday to do a recce and check out the route of the procession. The festivities are less dispersed than London, Windsor has a cosier feel; we met so many people just when we were walking around.” ​ Flowers and foliage surround the West Door and steps of St George's Chapel  6:14PMThomas Markle: ‘I pray all my relatives will just shut up about everything’ BBC presenters Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Young Tens of thousands of royal fans are expected to descend on the Berkshire town to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom, as police effectively create a ring of steel around the castle in a massive security operation.Weather forecasters are expecting wall-to-wall sunshine, meaning the newlywed couple will be able to ride through Windsor town centre in the open top Ascot landau for their carriage procession. Fans arrive along The Long Walk to watch the carriage procession after the weddingCredit:AP An armed police officer walks past well wishers The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks Ms Markle gazes at Prince Harry Dean Stott, a friend of Prince Harry who last Saturday completed his cycle ride of the 14,000 mile Pan-American Highway in a record 99 days, was among the guests.He told The Telegraph’s Patrick Sawer: “It was a really lovely occasion, a beautiful day. It was lovely to be able to make it back in time and it was an honour and a privilege to be there.” 11:20AMHere comes the bride: Meghan Markle leaves hotel Harry, who drove Meghan through the Windsor Great Park in the early evening sunshine, was dressed in black tie.Royal bride Meghan had changed into a second dress – a white halter neck – for the glamorous evening reception.Meghan’s hair was in a relaxed up do, and she tucked loose strands behind her ears amid the breeze as they headed to Frogmore House. 6:40AMThe key timings The Archbishop says: “In the presence of God, and before this congregation, Harry and Meghan  have given their consent and made their marriage vows to each other. They have declared their marriage by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife.”The Archbishop joins their right hands together and says: “Those whom God has joined together let no-one put asunder.”The couple are now officially married! MIke Tindall and Zara Tindall Meghan Markle meets Prince Harry at the altar Guests including Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba and Earl Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, are among the guests who have arrived at St George’s Chapel. The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince HarryCredit:Steve Parsons/PA 10:07PMArmed forces proud to take part in fellow soldier’s big day 1:06PMThe first kiss! Cheers as Harry and Meghan greet crowds on chapel steps The New York Post 10:52PMPrince Harry gives new bride his mother’s ring Meghan Markle’s father Thomas was forced to pull out of the wedding just two days before the ceremonyCredit:Enterprise News  Meanwhile 15 miles away, Ms Markle gave a radiant smile and said she was feeling “wonderful” as she arrived with her mother Doria Ragland at the luxury Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, Berkshire.Around 30 members of the royal family including the Queen and the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, who is well enough to attend after undergoing a recent hip operation, will gather in the 600-strong congregation. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are holding hands as the wedding ceremony begins. “Fantastic news that we have a Duke and Duchess of Sussex again after a gap of just 175 years – double celebrations today for Meghan and Prince Harry and all of Sussex,” said Tim Loughton, Tory MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. Prince Harry’s mentor, former Welsh Guards officer Mark Dyer, has also arrived ready to take his seat. Close-up of the bride's ring Shopkeeper Roshan Sang outside his shop on the high street. read more

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Luis Suarez banned for 10 games for Ivanovic bite

first_imgUpdated 3.45pmLUIS SUAREZ HAS been banned for a total of 10 matches following his bite on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.The Football Association increased Suarez’s suspension by an extra seven games today after a disciplinary hearing upheld the violent conduct charge against the striker.Liverpool immediately disputed the length of the ban but managing director Ian Ayre said that the club would wait before making any further comment or deciding on an appeal.“Both the club and player are shocked and disappointed at the severity of the Independent Regulatory Commission decision,” Ayre said in a brief statement.“We await the written reasons tomorrow before making any further comment.”The ban begins with immediate effect although Suarez has until midday on Friday 26 April to appeal the additional seven-match increase.The Uruguyan accepted the FA’s violent conduct charge but disputed their claim that he deserved a lengthy punishment following his latest controversy during Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield.Suarez, who snatched a point with an equaliser deep into stoppage time, clashed with Ivanovic in the second half and could be seen to bite the Serbian’s upper arm.YouTube Credit: skynewsHe later apologised to Ivanovic and was fined by Liverpool with the proceeds going to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.But after reviewing video footage of the incident, the FA insisted that a standard three-match ban would not be sufficient for such a severe offence.Barring a reduction on appeal today’s judgement will likely rule Suarez out until September at the earliest, leaving Liverpool to start the new season without their main goal threat.It is not the first time that Suarez has landed himself a long suspension for biting an opponent. In November 2010, shortly before he left Ajax to join Liverpool, he was banned for seven matches for the Dutch FA for biting PSV’s Otman Bakkal.(Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images)Last season he was banned for eight games by the FA after he was found guilty of using racist language towards Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.Today’s punishement will turn the spotlight back on Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group who will be keen to minimise the fallout on the club’s image. Suarez, Ayre and manager Brendan Rodgers all issued statements in the wake of the incident in which they insisted that they will work to address the striker’s clear disciplinary problem.But despite calls for Liverpool to cash in on their controversial star and sell him on the summer, Ayre insisted that Suarez will remain a Liverpool player.Jamie Carragher: Liverpool are right to stand by Luis Suarezlast_img read more

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Abeilles le rôle des pesticides confirmé dans leur surmortalité

first_imgAbeilles : le rôle des pesticides confirmé dans leur surmortalitéAlors que les abeilles sont en Europe comme en Amérique du Nord victimes d’une inquiétante surmortalité, les chercheurs tentent sans relâche de déterminer l’origine du phénomène qui menace le fonctionnement des écosystèmes. Une équipe de scientifiques vient de confirmer le rôle des pesticides dans cette surmortalité.Exposées à des pesticides, même à faible dose, les abeilles affectées par un parasite, le Nosema ceranae, ne peuvent pas survivre. C’est ce que révèle une étude menée par des chercheurs du CNRS, de l’INRA et de l’Université Blaise Pascal, dont les conclusions sont publiées par la revue scientifique PLoS ONE. Les insecticides sont depuis longtemps soupçonnés d’être l’une des origines du déclin des colonies d’abeilles en Europe et en Amérique du Nord. Les chercheurs s’accordent à penser que ce phénomène est la conséquence d’une combinaison de facteurs. Une piste qui vient d’être confirmée.Comme l’explique le CNRS sur son site Internet, des abeilles naissantes saines et d’autres contaminées par le champignon Nosema ceranae ont été exposées de façon chronique à de faibles doses d’insecticides, inférieures à celles considérées comme mortelles. Les chercheurs ont alors vu les abeilles infectées succomber. “Cet effet combiné sur la mortalité des abeilles apparaît pour une exposition quotidienne à des doses pourtant très faibles” soulignele communiqué. En outre, le phénomène ne dépend pas de la famille d’insecticides, note le CNRS, puisque les deux molécules utilisées au cours de l’étude, le fipronil et le thiaclopride, appartiennent à des familles différentes, celle des phénylpyrazoles et celle des néonicotinoïdes.Une interaction fataleSi le mode d’action de cette synergie n’a pas encore été identifié, cette découverte “montre donc que l’interaction entre nosémose et insecticides constitue un risque significatif supplémentaire pour les populations d’abeilles et pourrait expliquer certains cas de surmortalité”. L’étude prouve que des doses d’insecticides considérées comme ne pouvant pas entraîner la mort peuvent être fatales à des abeilles déjà fragilisées. Elle révèle selon le CNRS, “la nécessité d’améliorer la gestion et la protection du cheptel apicol face au danger que représentent les pollutions environnementales et les pathogènes (seuls ou en combinaison) sur la santé de l’abeille”. Le 16 juillet 2011 à 17:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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ASA Vocal in Washington This Week on TPA

first_imgEarlier this week, the Senate passed a motion to move forward with debate on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which would grant President Barack Obama trade promotion authority (TPA). The vote followed two events in Washington where American Soybean Association (ASA) First Vice President Richard Wilkins spoke on the importance of TPA.TPA continues to move on the Senate Floor this week. There are more than 200 amendments filed, some of which have the potential to sink the TPA bill if adopted. One such amendment is on currency manipulation, which President Barack Obama said would force him to veto the bill if adopted. ASA has been vocal all week, weighing in with Senators on supporting final passage of TPA and encouraging “no” votes on contentious amendments that would hinder TPA.ASA commends Senate leadership and supporters from both parties for working together to pave the way for the bill to come to the floor for consideration, which should happen early next week, at which point it will be open to debate and amendment. It is possible that final vote could come on the bill as early as the end of next week, but given the number of amendments likely to be offered, the Senate will vote on the bill immediately following the Memorial Day recess.We can’t conclude agreements expeditiously without Trade Promotion Authority. In the immediate term, this means the Trans-Pacific Partnership with our partners along the Pacific Rim. In the future, it means agreements with Europe and a broad range of new partners. The bill gives USTR the ability to get the best deal possible for American farmers, and it provides Congress the oversight it needs to ensure every agreement works for everyone.TPA is critical for soybean farmers because new trade agreements expand market access and help American soybean farmers as we look to maintain our position at the vanguard of world agricultural trade. Soybeans and soy products are the most valuable U.S. agricultural export.  In 2014, the U.S. exported roughly $30.5 billion in soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil. Moreover, the export share of annual U.S. soy production has grown steadily. Between 2000 and 2010, the value of U.S. oilseed and product exports more than doubled, from $9 billion to over $20 billion.The Senate will begin voting on amendments Thursday, with the possibility for final passage as early as Thursday evening.ASA needs all farmer members in each of our 30 states to reach out to their Senate offices and encourage a vote to pass Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. Support is especially critical from Democratic senators in soybean states, including Sens. Nelson (Fla.), Carper (Del.), Cardin (Md.), Warner (Va.), Kaine (Va.) and Heitkamp (N.D.).Please reach out to your Senate offices over the coming week and show their support for the TPA bill. Members can log on to the Soy Action Center and send an email to both Senators by clicking here.last_img read more

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Morrisons loses High Court appeal over breach of payroll data

first_imgSupermarket chain Morrisons has lost a challenge to a High Court ruling that found it partly liable for a data breach leading to payroll data of around 10,000 staff being posted online.Andrew Skelton, who was senior auditor at the organisation’s Bradford headquarters, posted the workers’ names, addresses, bank account details and salaries online in 2014, and was jailed for eight years for the offence in 2015.Some 5,518 of the employees sought damages through the courts for the distress caused. In December 2017, the High Court ruled that Morrisons was vicariously liable for the criminal misuse of data.The supermarket took the case to the Court of Appeal, but the judges backed the ruling of the lower court.Nick McAleenan, partner at JMW Solicitors, which represents the employees, said: “These shop and factory workers have held one of the UK’s biggest organisations to account and won, and convincingly so.“This latest judgment provides reassurance to the many millions of people in this country whose own data is held by their employer.”Morrisons has stated that it will now take the case to the Supreme Court. A spokesman said: “Morrisons has not been blamed by the courts for the way it protected colleagues’ data, but they have found that we are responsible for the actions of that former employee, even though his criminal actions were targeted at the company and our colleagues.“Morrisons worked to get the data taken down quickly, provide protection for those colleagues and reassure them that they would not be financially disadvantaged. In fact, we are not aware that anybody suffered any direct financial loss.”The case is the first data class action in the UK.The judgment stated that the solution to the potentially high costs incurred if claims such as this continue to arise was for employers to insure against not only data breaches caused by system failures or negligence, but also against losses caused by dishonest or malicious employees.Lesley Holmes, data protection officer at MHR, said: “This case highlights the levels of technical and organisational controls that need to be in place even in the most trusted parts of your business to ensure that personal data is not stolen or otherwise misused.“The original decision looked at the relationship between the company and Andrew Skelton and traced a golden thread of accountability throughout the collection, use and disclosure of the data for both parties.”However, Susan Hall, intellectual property layer at Clarke Willmott, stated: “This is a bewildering judgment. The first instance decision was in many respects shocking, with the judge himself acknowledging that Morrisons had done nothing wrong. The data was leaked by a disgruntled employee, who was subsequently jailed.“The verdict in the High Court effectively achieved the former employee’s purpose of punishing Morrisons by making them liable for potentially millions of pounds in compensation, through no fault of their own. That it has been upheld by the Court of Appeal will have employers up and down the country panicking, as there is very little they can do to guard against a similar situation.”last_img read more

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Stage set for Mamatas mega show

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress has set an example before all the other political parties in the country regarding how to conduct a rally where almost half-a-crore people are expected to take part with clock-like precision.The state administration is looking after the security arrangements and overseeing the construction of the main stage and four other stages at the Brigade Parade Ground. The party leaders are running a parallel administration to ensure that TMC workers who have come to attend the rally from the districts do not face any inconvenience. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalDespite her busy schedule, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is keeping a tab on each and every arrangement. She had visited the Brigade Parade Ground on Thursday to take stock of the security arrangements. Thousands of party workers have come to Kolkata from far off districts including Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, South and North Dinajpur respectively. As soon as the party workers reach Sealdah Station, they will be ferried to Central Park where 50 camps have been set up. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA dedicated corridor has been prepared for the VVIPs from the hotel to the venue. The camps have bio-toilets, medical camps and the visitors are being served food as well. Sujit Bose, minister of state for Fire and Emergency Services, who is looking after the camp said no compromise has been made with the cooking medium. The medical camps have been manned by doctors and medicines for indigestion, loose motion, pain and common cough and cold have been provided. The Trinamool supporters have been put up at Gitanjali Stadium and Uttirno. In Howrah, they have been put up at the stadium where state Cooperation minister Arup Roy and Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Lakshmi Ratan Shukla are looking after the make-shift kitchen. Roy said: “Fifty thousand party workers are staying at the stadium. We are looking after them and quality food is being served.” Jyotipriya Mallick, the state Food minister added: “We are not only welcoming our party workers but we will be there at Sealdah and Howrah stations to see them off too.” Senior party leaders including ministers and MPs were deployed to welcome the national leaders who started arriving on Friday afternoon. Subrata Mukherjee went to the airport to receive former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda. Saugata Roy was there to welcome Sharad Pawar while Shatabdi Roy welcomed BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha. Binay Tamang, president of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and Anit Thapa, general secretary, GJM, will be sharing the stage with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Brigade Parade Ground on Saturday. “BJP has betrayed the Gorkhas. They have played with our sentiments. Our presence at the Brigade Parade Ground will be a befitting answer to the saffron camp,” stated Tamang. Relations between the GJM and the BJP got strained over issues including a separate state. The BJP’s silence during the 105-day bandh in Darjeeling in 2017 and inclusion of 11 Gorkha sub-communities in the Scheduled Tribe list despite Darjeeling having a BJP Member of Parliament has also contributed to the alienation.last_img read more

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Abrasives Market Future Forecast Assessed on the Basis of How the

first_imgThe demand for abrasives in the automotive industry is increasing considerably, owing to rise in demand for efficient and smooth surfaces. Moreover, growth in demand for cost-effective synthetic abrasives for electronics and construction applications presents lucrative opportunities for players in the global abrasives market.According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Abrasives Market by Type, Material, and End-user Industry: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023,” the abrasives market was valued at $34,615 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $53,634 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2017 to 2023. The automotive segment accounted for nearly half of the global market in 2016.Download Sample PDF Brochure at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2155In 2016, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA collectively accounted for nearly half of the global market, in terms of volume, and are expected to continue this trend during the forecast period, owing to increase in urbanization, especially in China, India, Brazil, and other developing countries. Moreover, rapid urbanization, increase in per capita income, and growth in overall consumer expenditure drive the growth of the Asia-Pacific market.The major companies profiled in the report include Robert Bosch GmbH, Cosentino S.A., 3M Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGAA, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., Dupont, Asahi Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd., Carborundum Universal Limited, Fujimi Incorporated.Abrasives are materials, which are used to mold or finish other rough materials through extensive rubbing. Abrasives work by scraping the outer layers or surfaces for removal of unwanted substances or roughness. Abrasives are used in many end use industries such as metal working, wood working, cleaning, and deburring.Increase in demand from automobile manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and electronic equipment manufacturers drives the global abrasives market. Moreover, rise in consumption of abrasives in cleaning applications and surface treatment, such as grinding, dimensioning, blending, finishing, sharping, and polishing, are some other key aspects that drive the growth of the global abrasives market. However, strict government regulations on the extraction of natural abrasives and fluctuations in raw material prices hinder the market growth.Do Purchase Enquiry at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2155Abrasives are expected to witness the highest growth rate in automotive industry, owing to increase in demand for passenger and commercial vehicles especially in the developing economies across the globe. Furthermore, rapid urbanization and upsurge in demand for efficient abrasive materials for cutting and grinding precious metals are expected to boost the market growth.The automotive segment accounted for around half of the global market, in terms of volume, in 2016. The demand of abrasives has increased due to response to the perennial modifications in the automotive industry. Thus, increase in requirement of high-tech synthetic abrasives and rise in adoption of new abrasive materials especially in automotive industry fuel the demand for abrasives across the globe.Key BenefitsThe report provides extensive qualitative & quantitative analyses of the current trends and future estimations of the global abrasives market from 2016 to 2023 to determine the prevailing opportunities.It offers comprehensive analysis of key regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA, to understand the regional trends.In-depth analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the market is provided.Extensive analysis is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework.It offers key insights on strategic analysis of various companies and the value chain analysis of abrasives.last_img read more

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first_img ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – One of the nation’s largest daily fantasy sports companies is teaming up with an Atlantic City casino in the latest deal seeking to capitalize on the emerging legal sports betting market.DraftKings and Resorts Casino tell The Associated Press they signed a deal Friday to offer sports betting in New Jersey.The pairing highlights the scramble among gambling, bookmaking and technology companies to position themselves to gain a large share of the nascent sports betting market now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for it.The high court earlier this month allowed individual states to legalize sports betting, striking down a law that had limited it to only four states.“Everybody knows there’s a big opportunity out there,” said Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings. “It’s a new thing, so people are trying to see how they want to go about it, who they want to partner with. Anytime you’ve got a big market about to be created, there’s so much opportunity out there that everyone should benefit, as long as you do it the right way.”Morris Bailey, the owner of Resorts, welcomed the new revenue stream and called DraftKings “a dynamic brand.”“The market is huge,” he said. “It’s how much of that market we’ll be able to get.”Bailey also strongly opposes the so-called “integrity fee” payments that the professional sports leagues are seeking to help them police betting on the games. The leagues all opposed sports betting and fought New Jersey in the court case that the state eventually won.“It’s totally inappropriate,” Bailey said. “It’s the height of hypocrisy to take the position they did.”DraftKings plans web-based and mobile operations, and will offer numerous in-game betting opportunities in addition to more traditional bets on the outcome of games.Robins said his company is best positioned to succeed in the new market and is “ready to go” as soon as it gets the green light from New Jersey regulators. A bill to regulate sports betting could be approved in early June.“We have a well-known brand that’s very closely identified with winning money on sports,” he said.The deal follows one last week in which European bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair merged with U.S. daily fantasy sports provider FanDuel. Other betting and technology firms paired up months in advance of the Supreme Court ruling, correctly anticipating a favourable outcome.Churchill Downs, the race track that runs the Kentucky Derby, reached deals with a tech company for its platform and the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City for its license in New Jersey. It bought Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Pennsylvania in March and owns two casinos in Mississippi, with plans to offer sports betting in all three states.London-based bookmaker William Hill had threatened to use its stock to derail a buyout between two online gambling infrastructure firms in Las Vegas. But it later agreed to support the purchase of NYX Gaming by Scientific Games. William Hill this week announced it is pairing with Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino to offer sports betting at the property formerly known as Revel.___Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC by Wayne Parry, The Associated Press Posted Jun 1, 2018 7:01 am PDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DraftKings, Resorts Casino join on sports betslast_img read more

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