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|An Indian ruling party politician has been left red-faced after a video of him urinating in public went viral on World Toilet Day Andrei Vasilevskiy Lightning Jersey , despite government efforts to stop people relieving themselves in the open.
Ram Shinde, a minister for water conservation in the western state of Maharashtra, was filmed answering the call of nature in a field by the side of a road Saturday.
The clip spread online the following day. November 19 marks the UN's official World Toilet Day, which aims to raise awareness about the health risks caused by a lack of lavatories.
Shinde - a member of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party - defended his actions with an excuse familiar to many, effectively saying: "When you've got to go Victor Hedman Lightning Jersey , you've got to go."
"I have been traveling continuously for the last one month reviewing the Jalyukta Shivar scheme," he told the Press Trust of India (PTI), referring to drought-prone Maharashtra's water conservation program.
"Continuous traveling in high temperatures and dust made me ill. I was suffering from fever and when I couldn't find a toilet while traveling, I had to relieve myself in the open."
India is notorious for its lack of toilets. Some 70 percent of Indian households do not have them while around 600 million people, nearly half the population Louis Domingue Lightning Jersey , defecate in the open, according to UNICEF.
Three years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to build toilets for everyone by 2019.
DUBAI, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Gulf Arab sheikdom plans to expand its existing sports facilities across the emirate and eyes submitting a bid to host Olympic Games, officials of the government said here on Wednesday.
Ali Omar Jake Dotchin Lightning Jersey , the director of Dubai Sports Council (DSC) sports development department, said that submitting a candidature as host city to the international Olympic committee was still on the agenda.
"Hosting the Olympics is a dream. We hope to submit such a bid within the next eight years, God willing," he said.
The next two Olympic Games will be held in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Braydon Coburn Lightning Jersey , and in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The bidding process for the host city for 2024 has not yet started. Berlin has expressed interest in bidding for the Games in 10 years.
Omar said that Qatar did a good job to win the FIFA World Cup in 2022. "Qatar's move put professional sports in the whole Gulf Arab region in the focus of the world's attention," he added. In December of 2006, Qatar's capital Doha hosted the 15th Asian Games as the first Arab city ever.
While Dubai managed to attract numerous international sports competition in various disciplines like tennis (Dubai Duty Free Grand Prix), table tennis (GAC GROUP 2013 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals) Yanni Gourde Lightning Jersey , swimming or diving, a major event has yet to taken home.
With the Dubai Sports City, Dubai harbors a complete district that provides football and cricket stadiums as well as sports academies on a surface of 50 million square feet.
Bringing the Asian Cup to Dubai would also be an option, said Dr. Ahmed Al Sharif, the DSC secretary general. He briefed the media on Dubai's achievements of hosting professional sportive events and of enhancing sport facilities and events on health for the general public.
Al-Sharif said that Dubai has built a number of high-tech stadiums Ryan Callahan Lightning Jersey , and more stadiums and facilities would be needed across the emirate for a bid for a major global competition in sports.
Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics shoots sgainst the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in Oakland, California. Photo: CFP
Isaiah Thomas has made peace and the Boston Celtics were able to turn things around with another emphatic win in Oakland.
Boston standout Thomas scored 25 points as the Celtics snapped a two-game losing skid on Wednesday with a 99-86 victory over the Golden State Warriors in a battle between two NBA title contenders.
The Celtics, who are fighting to hold onto the No.2 seed in the East, had lost two straight heading into their showdown with Golden State, the Western Conference's top team.
To add to their difficulties Brayden Point Lightning Jersey , leading scorer Thomas went public with criticism of coach Brad Stevens' coaching style after Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
But the Celtics had reason to -believe they can have success in Oakland. -After all, on their last visit 11 months ago, they snapped Golden State's 54-game home winning streak.
Winning takes care of everything and Thomas was full of praise for Stevens on Wednesday.
"The coach is going to make his decisions. I believe in the coach. I trust every decision he makes and tonight we won," Thomas said.
Boston took charge after a dunk by Draymond Green that gave the Celtics an 80-79 lead in a game that featured eight lead changes and eight ties in the first 41 minutes.
Jae Crowder hit three-pointers on consecutive possessions during a 15-0 fourth-quarter surge that helped -propel the Celtics to victory.
Boston improved to 41-24 on the season and won for the second time in four games on their Western trip. That allowed the Celtics to remain a game ahead of the Washington Wizards in the battle for the No.2 -playoff position.
The road-weary Warriors fell to -52-12 as they lost for the third time in five games and saw their lead over -red-hot San Antonio atop the West cut to 1.5 games.
Golden State played without Kevin Durant, who tallied 23 points to lead the Warriors to a lopsided win earlier in the season in Boston.
Durant Ondrej Palat Lightning Jersey , who is expected to be evaluated again in three weeks, spoke to reporters before the game.
"I hurt my knee. A lot of guys go through this," he said. "It is nothing to be concerned about. I got a boo-boo playing basketball."
Klay Thompson scored 25 points and Stephen Curry scored 23 for the Warriors.
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