Mevani, Kanhaiya detained

first_imgAHMEDABAD: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani from Gujarat, JNU student-leader Kanhaiya Kumar and other protesters were detained by the Gujarat police in Mehsana on Wednesday for trying to hold a Freedom March without police permission.The march, to demand land for marginalised communities, was planned by Mr. Mevani’s Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch to commemorate one year of the Una Dalit atrocity incident. Patidar leader Reshma Patel also joined the protest.Mr. Mevani slammed the State government for denying them permission to hold the march.last_img read more

Hindu Mahasabha leader beaten up in Meerut

first_imgThe Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha’s Uttar Pradesh president, Yogendra Verma, was beaten up allegedly by a group of people after he questioned a couple on Saturday in Mawana area in Meerut district of western Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Verma later told the media that while he was travelling with his associates, he spotted a couple in an objectionable position near Mawana. As he and his associates tried to question the couple, the boy allegedly ran away and entered a nearby factory, he added. “We tried to chase him, but were suddenly confronted by a large group who assaulted us. It was an interfaith couple and this is a case of ‘love jihad’,” Mr. Verma claimed.FIR lodgedMr. Verma sustained injuries and reported the matter to the police. The police have lodged an FIR based on the complaint and investigating the case. The case was registered under IPC Sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 147 (rioting).Eyewitnesses told the police that Mr. Verma and his associates insulted the couple, called up the girl’s parents and attacked the boy. Meanwhile, a crowd gathered at the spot and assaulted Mr. Verma. Four arrested Nai Mandi police station in charge Harisharan Sharma told The Hindu that Mr. Verma approached the police after the incident and the accused have been identified. “We have so far arrested four persons while another one is absconding. A team has been formed and raids are being conducted,” he said.last_img read more

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan in ICU after 6-vehicle crash

first_imgState police say actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in intensive care after the limousine bus in which he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.Sgt. First Class Greg Williams tells The Associated Press that the vehicle carrying the 45-year-old former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member and six others was involved in a six-vehicle accident on the turnpike near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m. Saturday.Pic courtesy: APA spokesman at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, says a patient named Tracy Morgan is in critical condition there.Williams says one person riding in the bus was killed. There was no immediate word on the condition of others involved in the accident.Williams says two tractor-trailers, a sports utility vehicle and two cars, along with Morgan’s limo bus, were involved in the accident.The 45-year-old Morgan joined “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 and was on the sketch-comedy program for seven years before leaving to star in “The Tracy Morgan Show” in 2003. That show lasted just one season. In 2006, Morgan found a long-running role in NBC’s hit show “30 Rock,” which was created by SNL co-star Tina Fey.last_img read more

Roger Federer dominates Alex De Minaur to win 10th Swiss Indoors title

first_img“It was fast but very nice. I think I played a great match,” Federer said. “I was great on the offense, made very few unforced errors and came up with the big shots and served well when I had to.”Federer’s fourth title in 2019 is the 103rd of his career. De Minaur has 100 fewer titles and won all three previous finals he played this season.Praising his 28th-ranked opponent, Federer predicted “so many more things to come for you. You are going up from here.”Federer forced the first break of service leading 2-1 in the first set, though only after De Minaur saved one chance in a 39-shot rally. It ended when Federer pushed a backhand wide.Federer clinched the break by finishing the next point with a clinical overhead crosscourt volley for a winner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Switzerland’s Roger Federer cheers after winning his tenth title at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday Oct. 27, 2019. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)BASEL, Switzerland — Roger Federer won his hometown Swiss Indoors title for the 10th time by dominating Alex de Minaur in a 6-2, 6-2 victory on Sunday.The 38-year-old Federer put on a tennis clinic in his first match against the 20-year-old Australian, who was not born when the Swiss great turned professional and first played at Basel in 1998.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Mixing speeds and angles with powerful ground strokes, Federer clinched on his first match point when De Minaur sent a forehand wide.Federer’s 10th Basel title was one of his most efficient. He did not drop a set in four matches played, and was never pushed to a tiebreaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READcenter_img Bill Belichick wins 300th, perfect Patriots beat Browns 27-13 This jewelry designer is also an architect He forced two set points on his opponent’s serve and took the second when De Minaur netted a forehand.Federer also broke De Minaur’s next service game in the second set, taking his third break chance. A forehand passing shot from behind the baseline left De Minaur at the net.De Minaur earned some respite saving another break chance at 4-1, and even put rare pressure on Federer’s serve at 0-30 in the next game. Federer quickly took back control with a backhand half-volley passing shot.Federer extended his winning streak to 24 matches on Basel’s center court at St. Jakobhalle, where he has not lost since the 2013 final against Juan Martin del Potro.Federer is also a 10-time winner at the grass-court event at Halle, Germany. LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical “I was really hoping that Roger was going to get sick of winning here and give someone else a chance,” De Minaur said during the trophy ceremony. “Too good again, that was amazing.”Sunday’s final took just 68 minutes, and Federer’s longest match all week lasted 79 minutes. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: India’s top medal contenders in Indonesia

first_imgIndia eye their best ever performance at the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta starting August 18. India have participated in the Asian Games since the start of the event and therefore, this will be India’s 18th appearance.India are participating in 34 sports out of the total 40 disciplines. 543 athletes will be part of the Indian contingent in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang. India will not be participating in baseball, football, jet ski, modern pentathlon, rugby sevens and triathlon.India won 57 medals at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea — 11 gold, 9 silver and 37 bronze.Competing against the best in the business, India will be favourites to win medals in wrestling, badminton, shooting, boxing and gymnastics.India at Asian Games 2018: Full squadHere’s a look at India’s top medal contenders at the Asian Games 2018:WRESTLING:SUSHIL KUMAR: Sushil Kumar is returning to Asian Games after a gap of 12 years. He will be confident going into the sporting spectacle after winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this year. However, a flop show at Tbilisi Grand Prix will put him under pressure to perform. The two-time Olympic medallist would look to show that he still is force to reckon with. Sushil Kumar’s best performance at the Asian Games came in 2006 when he won a bronze (Reuters Photo)BAJRANG PUNIA: Bajrang Punia, a silver medallist at the Incheon edition, is in tremendous form and will be a firm favourite in 65kg freestyle event. The 24-year-old grappler from Haryana has already won three tournaments this year. He began with a gold in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and followed it up with titles at Tbilisi Grand Prix (Georgia) and Yasar Dogu International (Istanbul).advertisementAsian Games: A brief historyVINESH PHOGAT: Vinesh is competing with lot of vigour after making a comeback from a heart-breaking leg injury, suffered during the Rio Olympic Games. The ease with which she won the CWG gold and then the Grand Prix of Spain in Madrid, Vinesh will also be a strong medal contender in the 50kg.BADMINTON:PV SINDHU: Sindhu is India’s best bet in badminton to win a medal at the Asian Games given her form. A lot rests on the shoulders of Sindhu, settled for a silver medal at the World Championship earlier this month. Having lost four major finals, Sindhu would be keen to break the jinx. PV Sindhu will be among the favourites to win a medal at the Asian Games (Reuters Photo)SAINA NEHWAL: Saina will be among the medal contenders despite her inconsistent form of late. Saina made a superb comeback to prove her credentials as a big match player when she defeated Sindhu in the CWG at Gold Coast.SHOOTING:MANU BHAKER: Manu Bhaker, who won a gold medal at the CWG, will be a strong contender in the 10m air pistol event. No Indian shooter has shown more promise than the Haryana’s 16-year-old. With her gold medal-winning performance at the ISSF World Cup, Manu became the youngest Indian to achieve the feat.India at Asian Games 2018: DisciplinesATHLETICS:HIMA DAS: The rise of the 20-year-old from a village in Assam has been phenomenal in the last few months. After her sixth-place finish at the Gold Coast CWG with a timing of 51.32, she became the first Indian to win a gold at a global IAAF track and field event with a timing of 51.46s in 400m. Also, her CWG timing is better than Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya (51.59), the gold medal winner at 2014 Incheon Games. Hima Das recently created history be becoming the first Indian to win a medal at a Junior ISSF World Championship (Reuters Photo)NEERAJ CHOPRA: The young javelin thrower’s status in the Indian contingent was underlined when he was chosen as the flag-bearer. The 2016 Under-20 world champion has enjoyed a meteoric rise. After winning gold at CWG with a throw of 86.47m, he bettered his personal best by clearing a distance of 87.43 at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha. He has won three gold medals in last four events.SEEMA PUNIA: In the last leg of her career, the 35-year-old discus thrower Seema Punia would look to defend her title and add yet another medal to her tally.TENNIS:ROHAN BOPANNA and DIVIJ SHARAN: With absence of Sania Mirza this Asian Games, veteran tennis player Rohan Bopanna will be India’s best bet to win a medal. However, Bopanna will have to play to his potential and guide his men’s doubles teammate Divij when the two team up to face the best in business in Asia.advertisementBOXING:VIKAS KRISHAN: A winner of two Asian Games medals, Vikas Krishan will be India’s strongest contender for a medal in Jakarta. He has already won a gold this year at the Gold Coast CWG in the 75kg category.SHIVA THAPA: Success has eluded Shiva at multi-disciplinary events and the boxer from Guwahati would be desperate to better his record when he takes the ring in the men’s 60kg category. He has a good record at the Asian Championships to draw confidence from, having claimed three successive medals.SONIA LATHER: The World Championship silver-medallist will lead a three-member Indian women’s team in the absence of MC Mary Kom, who pulled out to focus on the World Championship. Sonia will compete in the 57kg.GYMNASTIC:DIPA KARMAKAR: After missing out on CWG due to a knee injury, Dipa returned to competitions at the World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey and won a gold. Dipa, who finished fourth at the Rio Olympics, is tipped to be India’s best medal hope in Jakarta. Dipa Karmakar will be one of the favourites to win a gold medal at the Asian Games (Reuters Photo)TABLE TENNIS:ACHANTA SHARATH KAMAL: Sharath Kamal surely has the experience and temperament to take the game against the best in the sport of table tennis. Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans are traditionally very strong in the sport and they are all going to be at the Asian Games, making it an uphill task for India to win a medal. However, Sharath Kamal has been in a superb form recently. At the Commonwealth Games, Sharath Kamal won a men’s team gold, men’s singles bronze and a men’s doubles silver with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. Post CWG, Sharath’s performances recently in South Korea and Australia propelled him to world No.33, making him India’s top men’s singles player once again.MANIKA BATRA: Her gold medal-winning performance at the Gold Coast was arguably the most inspiring performance at 2018 CWG for India. Although the level of competition in Jakarta will be altogether different, the Delhi-player is expected to give a strong fight to her rivals.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Gabigol retains World Cup dream

first_imgBrazil Inter flop Gabigol retains World Cup dream Jamie Smith Last updated 2 years ago 01:00 10/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Gabriel Barbosa Getty Images Brazil Benfica Internazionale WC Qualification South America Serie A Primeira Liga Although he has only scored one goal in 2017, the 21-year-old striker insists he can go to the 2018 World Cup with his national team Gabriel Barbosa believes he can still earn a place in Brazil’s World Cup squad despite struggling for form since leaving his homeland for Europe.Gabigol was considered one of Brazil’s hottest young talents when he broke through at Santos and, after featuring at the Copa America Centenario, helped his country win the gold medal at their home Olympics last year.Brazil 7/1 to beat Chile 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. But after moving to Inter for a reported €25million in August 2016, the striker struggled for game-time and did not start a single Serie A match last season, scoring only once in the league.Gabigol has subsequently been sent out on loan to Benfica but he is yet to get off the mark for the Portuguese giants, while namesake Gabriel Jesus has taken over as Brazil’s greatest prospect.Despite a forgetful 2017, the 21-year-old thinks he can force his way into Tite’s plans for the World Cup in Russia next year.”A player who has no ambition to go to a World Cup is a player who is not right,” Gabigol told A Bola.”First, I want to help Benfica, to help my team-mates, to be Portuguese champions and, who knows, to go to the World Cup.” A post shared by Gabriel Barbosa (@gabigol) on Sep 13, 2017 at 5:30am PDTGabigol rejected suggestions he has been a flop in Europe, highlighting the period of adjustment needed to get used to on-pitch differences from Brazil.”I don’t think I failed at Inter,” he said. “It’s very difficult for a Brazilian player who comes to Europe to score 20 or 30 goals in his first year.”European football is very different and it varies from country to country. Italy is very different to Brazil and to Portugal. I need to get used to it.”I’m now in Portugal, where the football is quicker and more dynamic. I have to be patient and wait for my chance. I give everything for my team and the important thing is that the team wins, not for me to score.”The goal will arrive naturally, I do not seek it out obsessively.”Reports have suggested the Brazilian’s lack of impact at Benfica could lead to his season-long loan being terminated prematurely, but he intends to stay until the end of the campaign.”I am happy here at Benfica,” Gabigol said. “I hope to remain the whole season and it’s not true that I want to leave.”Of course, at the end of the season I’d like to speak to Inter so I can decide on my future, but it doesn’t only depend on me.”last_img read more

Is Lozano’s start best ever for Mexicans in Europe?

first_imgMexico Is Hirving Lozano’s start for PSV the best ever for a Mexican abroad? Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 2 years ago 08:43 11/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hirving Lozano PSV celebration OLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images Mexico PSV v Twente PSV Twente Eredivisie “El Chucky” leads the Eredivisie in goals, but has he bested the early form of Hugo Sanchez, Chicharito or Jesus Corona? Hirving Lozano was destined for a move to Europe from the moment he began starting for Pachuca as a teenager. Even under the weight of those expectations, though, Lozano has blown everyone away with his start to life on the old continent.His double in last weekend’s 4-2 PSV victory over Vitesse made him the first player ever to score in seven of his first eight matches in the Dutch league. He’ll look to extend his Golden Boot lead Sunday when PSV hosts Twente.PSV 7/1 to beat Twente 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player For club and country, across all competitions, Lozano has scored in each of the last six matches he’s played with eight goals in that time period. A knock suffered with the national team in a 3-1 win over Trinidad and Tobago kept him out of both El Tri’s visit to Honduras and PSV’s contest with VVV-Venlo but hasn’t slowed him. The fast start for Lozano may not only be the best opening by an Eredivisie player, it may be the brightest start from any Mexican after moving abroad.In the modern game, any Mexican ever matching Hugo Sanchez’s 1989-90 season might be a pipe dream. “Hugol” scored 38 La Liga goals for Real Madrid during that campaign on his way to collecting the European Golden Shoe. Notching 38 goals last season would’ve won you the same award before the rule change to weigh goals scored in more difficult leagues went into place in the mid 90s. Even if the best season ever for a Mexican abroad may be out of reach, Lozano is well on his way to a historic debut campaign.Sanchez himself scored just eight league goals and added two during his first year with Atletico Madrid. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored 13 for Manchester United in 2010-11, though he also added four in the Champions League and one each in the FA and league cups. His first league goal didn’t come until October, though, and he went into the new year having scored four times. Jesus “Tecatito” Corona was less established than Lozano when he moved to the Eredivisie but “El Chucky” already has gotten the better of his fellow winger in the Dutch league. Corona found the back of the net twice in a season that saw him bounce between the top club and Twente’s second team. Even when he found regular minutes in 2014-15, Corona scored nine goals in 2,309 minutes.GFX Lozano PSVWhat’s the difference? For one, Lozano is surrounded by a very good team.After crashing out of the Europa League early in the summer, PSV has lost just once. The player closest to Lozano in the top scorer race is teammate Jurgen Locadia. The club brought in Lozano this summer with the intention of making him a regular starter, and he’s taken that role on with gusto. He has fit in well with coach Phillip Cocu’s system which encourages players to find their teammates with through balls and for those players, once played in, to put shots in on the goalkeeper even from range.During his most recent campaign with Pachuca, “El Chucky” found himself without a playmaker after Rodolfo Pizarro left for Chivas and was left in an position where he had to attempt to create chances for the offense from his left wing position and find a way to finish. With Locadia alongside him and Marco van Ginkel and Gaston Pereiro working to create in the midfield, El Chucky has been able to use his speed far more effectively than when the ball was at his feet the majority of the time with Tuzos. Lozano is taking shots with his first touch and finishing off scoring moves when he does. Continuing this pace of more than a goal a game is implausible, but Lozano becoming an even bigger star is likely. Lozano never has been overly interested in anything but football and his family – sometimes to the detriment of his star power. When asked in an interview last month what the key to his success has been he said simply: “Family.” Though just 22, Lozano has been married several years and has two children. He genuinely seems far more focused on them than finding out what Eindhoven’s nightlife has to offer. That would be true as well were he to move to one of Europe’s biggest cities, like London where he’s been linked with Arsenal. For now, he looks content to tear up the Eredivisie and get set for the summer’s World Cup where he hopes to build upon a sterling showing at the Confederations Cup in 2017.last_img read more

Cobras Take Out The Women’s Open Title In A Thriller

first_imgBoth teams were reduced to four players before the Cobras’ Charlotte Caslick scored in the corner to take the 6-5 win. The Swans started off the game in impressive fashion, scoring in the fourth minute through Brittany Spencer in the corner to take an early 1-0 lead. The Swans were in again at the midway mark of the first half, when a great ball from co-captain Emilee Cherry saw Shanae Ciesiolka score to give her side a 2-0 lead. The Cobras made their first mark on the scoreboard with five minutes remaining when Stevie Lee Thompson scored off the back of some good phase play to take her team within one touchdown.This sparked the start of an impressive array of attack by both teams, with the Swans hitting back in the next set when Ashleigh Kearney dived over to take her team’s lead back to two. The Cobras were back within one touchdown in the next set of six, when Rachel Noble scored and when a great wrap around play by Caslick and Kelly Woods resulted in a touchdown to Sharon Martin, the Cobras had levelled the game up, going into the half-time break with the score locked up at 3-all. The Cobras took the lead for the first time in the match in their first set following the break, when a long ball from captain Mary Steele saw Kathryn Stevens score in the corner to take a 4-3 lead. It took over 10 minutes for either side to convert their opportunities on the scoreboard following Stevens’ touchdown, with both teams’ defence holding strong. In the 15th minute the Swans hit back, with Gemma Etheridge scoring to level the game up at 4-all with five minutes remaining. Twin sister Nikki Etheridge was the next to score for the Swans and took the lead back for her side when she scored with two minutes remaining. But the Cobras weren’t done, with Charlotte Caslick setting up Anna Hicks to score in the next set and bring the score back to 5-all. Both sides were unable to score that elusive touchdown in the final minutes of the game, forcing the game into a drop-off. The Swans tapped off for the start of the drop-off but were unable to score in their opening set of six, while the Cobras failed to score on their return set. Two minutes passed and teams were reduced to four players each before a pass from Steele found Caslick who was able to score in the corner to take the win and title 5-4. The Cobras’ Kirsty Quince was rewarded for her strong performance in the final, being named Player of the Final while Victorian captain was named Player of the Series for her efforts in helping her side make the semi finals of the Women’s Open division for the first time in the history of the event.   To view the highlights of the game, please click on the link below:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG6YZ0yQorU&feature=plcp&context=C40b8ec6VDvjVQa1PpcFPrYFhxxhhUphxATV_rZ_4M2NQP7UBbfA8%3Dlast_img read more

Scary Injury Update For Syracuse QB Eric Dungey

first_imgEric Dungey throws a pass for Syracuse.SYRACUSE, NY – SEPTEMBER 22: Eric Dungey #2 of the Syracuse Orange passes the ball against the Connecticut Huskies during the fourth quarter at the Carrier Dome on September 22, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse defeated Connecticut 51-21. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)Notre Dame blew out Syracuse at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, and to make matters worse for the Orange, star quarterback Eric Dungey was injured during the contest. The latest update isn’t great either.Dungey appeared to suffer some kind of back injury in the first half after being tackled. Before lining up to snap the ball for the next play, he collapsed to the ground.Dungey didn’t return to the field, and the latest update doesn’t paint a great picture. According to Brittany Ehrlich of Citrus TV Sports, Dungey had to be carted to the team’s bus. He can’t walk on his own.It’s unclear how serious Dungey’s injury is – hopefully, it isn’t as bad as it sounds.The way Eric Dungey went down… pic.twitter.com/dMgycW79Th— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 17, 2018Eric Dungey was just carted out to the team bus. He could not walk on his own. @CitrusTVSports— Brittany Ehrlich (@BrittEhrlich) November 17, 2018Syracuse’s loss moves the Orange to 8-3 on the season. They still have Boston College on the schedule before a bowl game.Notre Dame, now 11-0, has rival USC in its regular season finale. A win likely puts the Fighting Irish in their first College Football Playoff.last_img read more

What Penn State Players Are Getting As Bowl Gifts

first_imgpenn state running back miles sandersSTATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 13: Miles Sanders #24 of the Penn State Nittany Lions rushes for 78 yards against Joe Bachie #35 of the Michigan State Spartans and Khari Willis #27 of the Michigan State Spartans on October 13, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Penn State will take on Kentucky in the VRBO Citrus Bowl in Orlando on January 1. Both teams will be looking for their 10th win of the season in that contest.Every year, players taking part in a bowl game receive gifts for their participation. The gifts vary by bowl game, but are usually electronic or clothing-related.Today, Sports Business Daily released a list of the gifts for each bowl game. At the Citrus Bowl, Penn State and Kentucky players will take home three prizes.Two of them are wearable, while one is a gift card for electronics.$400 Best Buy gift card; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack with luggage tagNot a bad haul for the Nittany Lions and Wildcats. It is the least the bowl games can do.Penn State and Kentucky will kick off at 1 p.m. ET from Camping World Stadium on January 1.ABC will broadcast the action.last_img read more

Tate Martell Is Now Following Coaches From 3 New Schools On Twitter

first_imgTate Martell runs for Ohio State vs. Rutgers.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Tate Martell #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free on a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Earlier this week, Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal – meaning he’s exploring the idea of leaving the Buckeyes for another program. His Twitter activity since has been very interesting.Thursday, it was noted that Martell was suddenly following coaches from Miami, West Virginia and Auburn. Friday, there’s a new trio of coaches he appears to be interested in keeping an eye on.In the last hour, Martell has followed Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, Penn State head coach James Franklin and Mississippi State assistant Charles C. Huff.Obviously, those are some big-time programs.Tate Martell's Twitter followsMartell, who has been at Ohio State two years, was seemingly game to compete with incoming Georgia transfer Justin Fields for the starting job this year. But something changed in the past few days – leading Martell to explore transferring.It’s interesting to note that earlier in the day, Martell changed his Twitter bio to reflect that he is no longer a quarterback at Ohio State.Martell’s decision could hinge on what Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts does this weekend. Hurts is set to visit both Maryland and Miami.last_img read more

Uttar Pradesh: 20 IAS officers shifted in midnight reshuffle

first_imgUttar Pradesh: 20 IAS officers shifted in midnight reshuffleAmong the other IAS officers, who were transferred, are Additional Chief Secretary for science and technology Kumar Kamlesh, who has been moved to planning and programme implementation in the same capacity.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LucknowSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 11:06 IST UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appointed Alok Kumar-III and Sanjay Prasad as his secretaries.HIGHLIGHTSManish Chauhan, Commissioner sugarcane, has been posted as Commissioner, food and logisticsAnil Garg, Commissioner Lucknow, has been transferred as CEO of UP State Industrial Development CorporationRupesh Kumar has been appointed as Special Secretary, health educationThe Yogi Adityanath government transferred 20 senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in a midnight reshuffle on Monday. The Chief Minister has appointed Alok Kumar-III and Sanjay Prasad as his secretaries.Among the other IAS officers, who were transferred, are Additional Chief Secretary for science and technology Kumar Kamlesh, who has been moved to planning and programme implementation in the same capacity.Manish Chauhan, Commissioner sugarcane, has been posted as Commissioner, food and logistics and his charge has been handed over to Sanjay Bhoosreddy, Principal Secretary of sugarcane development and excise.Anil Garg, Commissioner Lucknow, has been transferred as CEO of Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC). He has been replaced by Mukesh Meshram, who was Secretary, health education.Rupesh Kumar has been appointed as Special Secretary, health education, and Sanjay Kumar Khatri, Special Secretary, home and prison administration, was appointed joint MD of UP Jal Nigam along with Ramesh Ranjan.Among other senior officers who have been transferred, Special Secretary, basic education, Chandra Shekhar, has been moved and posted as Sommissioner of Chitrakoot division. Rajesh Kumar-II has been given the charge of Special Secretary sports, while Surendra Prasad Singh has been appointed as Special Secretary, information. Surendra Ram will be the new Special Secretary, PWD.ALSO READ | UP CM Yogi Adityanath directs officials to ensure tight security during upcoming festivalsALSO READ | Yogi Adityanath is the most popular chief minister in India, finds MOTN pollALSO WATCH | SC acquits scribe arrested for comment on Yogi: Is it time to scrap to criminal defamation law?advertisementFor 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 byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Yogi AdityanathFollow Uttar Pradeshlast_img read more

Pune Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match: Will bad weather play spoilsport?

first_img India Today Web Desk PuneOctober 9, 2019UPDATED: October 9, 2019 18:18 IST Pune Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 2nd Test (AP Photo)India kick started their home Test season with a convincing 203-run win in the opening Test against South Africa at Visakhapatnam, courtesy an all-round effort from the hosts.In his new avatar as an opener in Test cricket, Rohit Sharma notched up twin centuries while his opening partner Mayank Agarwal registered a historic double ton in the first innings. South Africa, too, showcased some fine batting with Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock scoring hundreds to reduce the lead significantly in the 1st innings.Mohammed Shami picked his 5th 5-wicket-haul in Test whereas the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin shared 15 wickets among them.With a 1-0 lead in the series, Virat Kohli-led India would look to lock the Freedom Trophy when the two teams face-off in the 2nd Test at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA) on Thursday. However, that would be possible only if rain does not threaten to ruin the fun in Pune.While the opening Test witnessed minimal interruptions, with only the post-tea session on Day 1 being washed out due to rain, the weather forecast for the 2nd Test doesn’t look promising.Also Read | India vs South Africa: Pune pitch in focus as curator Pandurang Salgaonkar gets ready for 2nd TestPune region has suffered with heavy flooding in the recent days due to an extended monsoon. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has further issued a four-day warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra, including the Pune district.According to Accuweather, it will be mostly sunny till10 AM and will turn cloudy after that. Thunderstorms are expected around 2 PM with precipitation going up to 52 per cent. The weather prediction for Friday is further bleak as it is expected to be cloudy throughout the day and intermittent thunderstorms predicted.advertisement The forecast is expected to be similar for the rest of the days of the 2nd Test, but the Sun is finally expected to make an appearance on the last day.The last time a Test match was played at MCA, the Pune pitch got a ‘poor’ rating from the International Cricket Council as the game between India and Australia ended inside 3 days during the 2017 Border-Gavaskar series with the home team losing by a massive margin of 333 runs.Also Read | All the experience Rohit Sharma has accumulated over the years came to the fore in Vizag: Virat KohliFor 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 byAnita Jat Pune Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match: Will bad weather play spoilsport?India vs South Africa 2nd Test: While the opening Test witnessed minimal interruptions, with only the post-tea session on Day 1 being washed out due to rain, the weather forecast for the 2nd Test doesn’t look promising.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Traffic Advisories Annapolis County

first_img Annapolis County: Trunk 1, Deep Brook Trunk 1 in Deep Brook has been re-opened to traffic. It wasclosed earlier today, Oct. 12, due to fallen trees blocking theroad. -30- Annapolis County: MacKenzie Mountain Road MacKenzie Mountain Road, off Granville Road, has been re-openedto traffic. It was closed earlier today, Oct. 12, due to fallentrees blocking the road. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593last_img read more

Investigation into Halifax Regional Police Discontinued

first_imgThe province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has ended an investigation into the Halifax Regional Police because the complainant was not seriously injured. On Dec. 15, 2012, Halifax Regional Police arrested a 47-year-old Middle Musquodoboit man after stopping a vehicle in Dartmouth on Chappell Street, between Richard Street and Wyse Road. There was an altercation. The man went to a doctor and believed the arrest left him with fractured ribs. He filed a complaint with SIRT on Dec. 21. However, an x-ray later showed his ribs were not fractured. SIRT received this information and informed the man. As a result, the investigation has been discontinued. SIRT’s mandate includes the investigation of serious injuries which may arise from the actions of the police. Serious injuries include fractures to limbs, ribs, head or spine. In this case, the injuries no longer fit SIRT’s mandate. Individuals who wish to complain to police about something that does not meet the SIRT mandate may file a complaint directly with the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner of Nova Scotia. They may also file a complaint at the police agency or with the local board of police commissioners in the municipality in which the incident occurred. SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald. SIRT can independently launch an investigation or begin one after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia, or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public. The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished. More information on the SIRT can be found at http://sirt.novascotia.ca .last_img read more

Woman gets up close and personal with bear alongside Labrador highway

first_imgLABRADOR CITY, N.L. – A woman driving through Labrador had a close encounter with a curious bear who appears to be making the rounds in the area.Lisa Baikie was driving on route 500 from Labrador City to Goose Bay on Sunday when she noticed a bear on the side of the road.She pulled over to take pictures of the animal and show her children, when the bear walked up to the passenger side of her car and popped up against the window.A video she took shows the bear — swarmed by mosquitoes — staring directly into the car and sniffing at the window before walking around to the back.Baikie says she was there for about 10 minutes before leaving, with the bear remaining on the road as it watched her drive away.On her Facebook page, people commented that they had seen a similar looking bear in the same area.(VOCM)last_img read more

ORPHAN BLACK WAS NEVER ABOUT CLONING

first_imgThis article contains spoilers about the series finale of Orphan Black. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement After five seasons of clone cabals, the BBC America/Space series Orphan Black has come to a mostly happy end. Yet an ellipsis follows wrapping of the show, hinting at bigger questions that transcend the characters’ storylines. Orphan Black’s conspiracies, camp, and Tatiana Maslany’s riveting performances as a dozen different clones make it easy to overlook its prescience and profundity. From the opening scene in which Sarah Manning sees her clone kill herself by stepping in front of a train, questions of identity—both existential and scientific—provide the show’s narrative thrust. Who created the clones? How? Why? How much control do their creators have over them? The show’s final season provides answers while raising questions that transcend science fiction. What role should ethics play in science? Do scientific subjects have the right to self-determination? READ MOREcenter_img Login/Register With: Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Mamata accuses Modi of buying votes with black money

first_imgSerampore (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of converting huge black money into white through demonitisation and spending it to purchase votes. She alleged that the saffron party is importing guns and goons to ensure votes in its favour and said that such a situation will not be allowed to develop in Bengal. “Modi Babu you may forcibly impose notebandi (demonetisation) on people to convert black money into white and spend them during elections to purchase votes, but you can never purchase voters in Bengal,” Banerjee said at a public meeting at Serampore in Hooghly district in support of Trinamool Congress candidates. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “You (Modi) are destined to be dethroned after the elections. Our government will prove what a big scam demonetisation was,” the TMC supremo said. Continuing her attack, Banerjee, who is among the severest critics of the saffron party, said that BJP “goons” are even organising processions with arms and sharp-edged weapons to vitiate the environment and unleash terror. “We must foil such bids to maintain peace and harmony in the state,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Banerjee alleged that Modi had distributed liquor licenses to some handpicked people just ahead of the polls and said that the TMC government will unearth the scam and expose his “real face” to the people. Banerjee reiterated that she will not allow in Bengal and not a single people will be asked to leave the state. Both Modi and BJP president Anit Shah have repeatedly spoken on implementing the citizen’s register in the state to weed out the large number of infiltrators in it. Calling upon people to defeat Modi, she said “If you want to save the country and our Constitution, drive him (Modi) out of power and save the nation from disaster.” Banerjee expressed confidence about the victory of her party’s candidates and said “The BJP will not get a single seat. Trinamool Congress will win all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal and will form the government at the Centre together with all like-minded secular parties.” She also addressed another rally ar Krishnagar and participated in a road show at Burdwan town.last_img read more

Ahmad Ahmad South Africa Could Step in as Host of CAN

Rabat – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad has declared that CAF will announce the nation to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), also known as AFCON, on January 9.In an interview with Agence France-Presse on Monday, Ahmad stated that “South Africa could step in as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.”Cameroon lost its AFCON hosting rights on November 30, due to delays with venue building and security concerns. CAF then invited all CAF member associations to submit their bid dossier for the 2019 AFCON. Read also: CAF Invites African Countries to Submit their Bids for 2019 CANAhmad also revealed that two or three nations have shown interest in taking over next summer’s football event from Cameroon.The president named South Africa as having filed a letter of intent.“According to my information, two or three letters of intent have arrived,” Ahmad told AFP. “South Africa is one of the countries to have sent a letter of intention. Two or three countries have made serious inquiries,” he added.Read also: CAF Nominates 5 Moroccan Players for Player of the Year AwardCameroon will now host the 2021 tournament, originally given to Côte d’Ivoire, which will now host the 2023 competition.“In 2021 they will be ready: we will organize the CAN in Cameroon. And in 2023 it will be held in Ivory Coast.” Countries with intent to host the African competition will have until Friday, December 14, to submit their bid.For several months, even before Cameroon was disqualified, Morocco has been expected to replace Cameroon as the host of the AFCON, however, Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) President Fouzi Lekjaa denied Morocco’s intention to organize the event.Several football personalities, however, have said Morocco would be the best candidate for the organization of AFCON. Among them is the head of Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority Federation, Turki Al Sheikh, and Morocco’s football team head coach, Herve Renard. Al Sheikh said in a phone interview during the Egyptian “Sada El Balad” television program that Saudi Arabia is ready to mobilize all its resources “if our Moroccan brothers ask us.” He also announced Saudi support for Morocco to host the African Nations Championship.Read also: 2019 CAN: Saudi Arabia Again Proposes Morocco Replace CameroonFor his part, Renard believes that Morocco is ready in terms of infrastructure, in the hope that Morocco will host the event even if it will add extra pressure to the country. read more

Lone Liberal who supported Tory motion on taxes informed of his punishment

OTTAWA — A Liberal backbencher has been informed of the price he’ll pay for breaking ranks with the Trudeau government on an opposition motion calling for more consultation on controversial tax proposals.Wayne Long has been notified of the punishment he faces for voting against the government, a staffer in the MP’s Saint John, N.B. constituency office said Thursday. But Jim Hennessy, Long’s executive assistant, declined to share details of the penalty.“Wayne has been made aware of the consequences and at this time it’s an internal matter,” Hennessy said.Liberal whip Pablo Rodriguez defended the decision to mete out punishment, although he, too, refused to go into details.“Whenever there’s a whipped vote, there’ll always be consequences (for defying the whip) related to that,” Rodriguez said.The CBC reported Thursday that Long was removed from two parliamentary committees for supporting the opposition motion.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has relaxed party discipline considerably, allowing free votes on most matters. But he still insists that Liberal MPs toe the party line when it comes to traditional confidence votes on things like the budget, votes related to implementing promises made in the Liberals’ election platform and votes that impact protections guaranteed in the charter of rights.Votes in which MPs are expected to support their party are referred to as whipped votes.Earlier this week, Long was the only Liberal to support a Conservative motion to extend consultations on proposed tax reforms that have unleashed a flood of criticism from farmers, doctors, accountants, shop owners and other small businesses and even from some other Liberal backbenchers.Rodriguez said the vote on the motion was whipped “because it was in the platform.”The 2015 Liberal platform included a promise to ensure that high-income earners couldn’t continue to use incorporation of their businesses to reduce their personal income tax burden — which Finance Minister Bill Morneau maintains is the objective of the reforms he’s proposed.However, the platform did not specify what measures would be taken to achieve that end. Nor did it say anything about consultations, much less specify how long they should last.Long has said he voted for the Conservative motion because he and his constituents wanted the consultation, which ended Monday, extended amid concerns that the unintended consequences of the proposed changes will hurt small businesses.The consequences of breaking ranks on a whipped vote range from relatively mild punishments, such as not being allowed to go on a parliamentary junket or being relegated to a minor Commons committee, to the ultimate penalty of being kicked out of the party caucus.In Long’s case the penalty is intended as a warning to him and any other Liberal backbenchers that there’ll be a heavier price to pay should anyone break ranks when the tax proposals themselves are eventually put to a series of votes.Morneau insists the proposals are designed to create a fairer tax system, while critics warn the plan will hurt entrepreneurs who take personal financial risks when they decide to open a business and have to save for retirement and prepare for economic downturns.Morneau has said there will be some changes to the proposals to address some of the concerns. read more