Order can nix Advani’s chances: Lalu

first_imgEven as the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered reopening of the Babri mosque demolition case, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said the decision could nix chances of BJP veteran L.K. Advani in the presidential race. The RJD chief also asked how could Kalyan Singh remain as Governor even after the Supreme Court order.“Recently, Union Minister Rajnath Singh and other NDA leaders did not turn up at a programme in Patna attended by the President to honour freedom fighters due to my presence. Then how could they make Kalyan Singh as Governor after the court order,” asked Mr. Prasad.The Supreme Court in its order has noted that Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh can be tried only after he ceases to hold the constitutional office.The ruling JD(U) in Bihar too demanded that BJP leaders whose names were mentioned in the court order should be sacked from the Union Cabinet. “Those who are in the ministry should be sacked as they could influence the case,” said senior JD(U) leader Shyam Rajak.Senior RJD leader and Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui said, “the real face of the BJP has been exposed through the court order.” Education Minister and State Congress chief Ashok Choudhury too echoed the same view.However, BJP leader and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Patna that he would first go through the court order and then take a decision.last_img read more

ScienceShot: Black Holes Grow Through Galaxy Collisions

first_imgAstronomers know that most supermassive black holes start out small and grow over time. But how does this growth occur? Researchers who have measured the spin of a supermassive black hole in a quasar—the shining core of a distant galaxy—6.1 billion light-years away say that such black holes have likely grown through mergers between their host galaxies and other galaxies. Researchers were able to study the quasar (seen above) in detail, thanks to the magnifying effect of a gravitational lens—a massive galaxy cluster in front of it—that caused it to appear brighter than it would have otherwise. From analyzing x-rays from the quasar, the researchers were able to figure out that the black hole was spinning very rapidly. If the black hole had grown by feeding on gas streaming into it from different directions, it would have been spinning a lot more slowly than observed, the researchers report online today in Nature. Rather, the gas that the black hole ingested over time to become supermassive fell toward it in the direction of its spin, accreting material in a coherent manner. And so, like a merry-go-round that goes around faster and faster with every additional push given to it along its rotational direction, the black hole spun faster and faster with time. The likely scenario in which this could have happened is if the galaxy hosting the black hole experienced mergers or collisions with other galaxies through its evolutionary history. Each time a merger occurred, material from the new galaxy got incorporated into the accretion disk around the black hole, spinning in the same direction as the black hole and eventually contributing to its growth.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Congress MLA Vishwajeet Kadam injured in car accident

first_imgCongress legislator Vishwajeet Kadam suffered minor injuries in a car accident in Pune late on Wednesday.Dr. Kadam, an MLA from Sangli’s Palus-Kadegaon constituency, was fortunate to have averted a major road mishap after his car rammed into a tree, injuring him and his driver while severely mangling the vehicle.In a statement issued on Thursday after the incident, Dr. Kadam said: “While en route from Mumbai to Pune, I met with a minor accident last night after my car hit a tree. I have sustained minor injuries on my left shoulder. Fortunately, nothing untoward happened and both the driver and I are safe. All requisite medical tests have been done and there is no cause for alarm.”Dr. Kadam was elected unopposed from the Palus-Kadegaon Assembly seat in the bypoll held on May 28 last year. The election had been necessitated owing to the death of Dr. Kadam’s father, former minister and senior Congressman Dr. Patangrao Kadam.In the recently concluded Assembly election, Dr. Kadam had won an overwhelming victory by a staggering margin of more than 1.6 lakh votes, snaring more than 83% of the total votes polled in Palus-Kadegaon. His ‘nearest’ rival, the Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Vibhute, could manage to garner a paltry 8,907 votes.last_img read more

Glass House

first_imgCBI’s Dark Horse Rides AgainThe CBI is to get a new director by the end of November when present incumbent and 10 Janpath nominee Ashwini Kumar retires. There are three strong contenders. S.K. Raut, DG Intelligence (Maharashtra cadre), Ranjit Sinha, DG, RPF, and CBI insider A.P. Singh, Special Director. But never forget the,CBI’s Dark Horse Rides AgainThe CBI is to get a new director by the end of November when present incumbent and 10 Janpath nominee Ashwini Kumar retires. There are three strong contenders. S.K. Raut, DG Intelligence (Maharashtra cadre), Ranjit Sinha, DG, RPF, and CBI insider A.P. Singh, Special Director. But never forget the dark horse. Ashwini was a last-minute choice after M.L. Sharma was thought of as certain.This time, the dark horse is a lady officer from the south who has a good equation with Number 10. Punters, get ready.IAS DespairFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has begun to induct domain specialists, even if that means irking his ias babus. Venu Rajamony, an ifs officer who has done stints in Washington and Dubai, has been given the coveted post of joint secretary, multilateral institutions, in the Department of Economic Affairs. Rajamony replaces Anup Pujari, an officer from the Indian Administrative Service. Rajamony, who was handling energy diplomacy in the foreign office, has the relevant experience for a job that deals with negotiating loans from multilateral institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. But of course, this does not calm the wounded egos of IAS babus, who see lots of foreign travel disappearing from their custody with this post. by Saurabh ShuklaA Rosaiah By Another NameThe star of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was not the Prince of Wales, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, upa Chairperson Sonia Gandhi or Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. It was Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Konijeti Rosaiah. His face constantly kept popping up in the CWG coverage, interrupting the visuals on the local Doordarshan channel, advertising his government’s yojanas like Indiramma Housing Project, Rajiv Aarogyasri and Women’s Empowerment, forcing viewers to reach for their remotes. If any politician has found a better way of promoting himself, do let us know. Meanwhile bete noire Jagan Reddy’s walkathon and other activities in Andhra Pradesh are being projected endlessly on the Sakshi channel that he owns.advertisementPostscript: Media and pickle baron Ramoji Rao is pissed off with old friend Chandrababu Naidu. Is it because of the TDP’s massive ad campaigns in Eenadu’s rival paper Andhra Jyothi?Kalmadi Can’t Stomach It!India’s latest hate figure Suresh Kalmadi is traumatised by the booing he got during the CWG kickoff. He should’ve got used to the idea. But it was only a follow-up. Last Saturday at 8.30 p.m. when Kalmadi and two friends walked into the Taman Gang restaurant in the DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, Delhi, a group of young men at a nearby table walked up to his table and surrounded him. They accused him of being a cheat, dining on stolen taxpayer money and asked him to get out. A frightened Kalmadi (out of rage or fear, we don’t know) summoned his security officer inside. At this, all the diners surrounded him, saying, “You are corrupt and now you want us to shut up.” Kalmadi left his meal unfinished. Taman Gang refuses to tell us whether he paid the bill.Who is Behenji Afraid of?What is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati afraid of? She prefers to be surrounded only by babus and policemen these days. Even BSP workers have no entry into her space. She leaves her house through the back door and gets into the private elevator which deposits her directly at the doorstep of her much talked about ‘pancham tal’ office doorstep in the Lucknow Secretariat. The reason? The state police chanced upon documents planning an attempt on her life during a sweep-and-comb operation in Allahabad district which lasted two months.No Thought for FoodIt looks like some minority leaders close to L.K. Advani don’t like BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari’s biryani. Both Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Shahnawaz Hussain bunked Gadkari’s iftar party, protesting he was ignoring them. The iftar was held at the BJP’s Ashoka Road office, allegedly with the help of a media baron who is also a doctor and an rss worker. Hussain texted Gadkari that he is giving the kebabs and korma a miss while Naqvi sulked inside the office, pretending to be busy. No food for thought?The Chief Minister’s WifeMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is travelling so much that wife Sadhana Singh, according to bureaucrats who refuse to be named, clears all files on mine projects, construction work, road repair, purchases of vehicles and many others. She investigates, certifies and, when necessary, even puts decisions on hold for her better half to return. Office is where the heart is?advertisementFancy FlightsThe Government has discreetly warned its ministers against using private aircraft belonging to industrial houses for personal visits. An aircraft is the coolest way to a mantri’s heart for an industrialist with a file to clean. Recently, a powerful minister from Maharashtra took off to Johannesburg, South Africa, on a Mumbai industrialist’s private jet to catch a sporting event.Postscript: The BJP leaders are no exception. Top leaders, including Rajnath Singh, flew to attend Arjun Munda’s swearing-in ceremony at Ranchi in another Mumbai industrialist’s fancy airplane.SMS of the WeekMahatma Gandhi’s last words: “Hey Ram.” Ricky Ponting’s last words: “Hey Laxman.”last_img read more

Lukaku on Man Utd future: Depends how long they want me here!

first_imgRomelu Lukaku intends to remain at Manchester United for as long as Jose Mourinho’s side want to keep him.The Belgium international striker is currently out of favour at Old Trafford, starting on the bench for the games against Everton and Manchester City, as well as the 1-0 win over Young Boys on Tuesday night.Indeed, the former Chelsea forward has revealed the 10-minute conversation he had with Mourinho where he was told he was being dropped from the starting XI, insisting he was “angry” at the decision. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Lukaku is without a goal for United since September, when he found the net in the 2-1 win over Watford to make it four goals in five games at the start of the season.Despite his recent struggles, the 25-year-old is not seeking an exit from Old Trafford and claims that he’ll stick around until he’s told he’s no longer needed.He told Bleacher Report: “Obviously you sign here to win as many trophies as you can. How long I’m going to be here depends on how long they want me here, you know.”I will always give my best to this club because they gave me the opportunity to play and compete in the best league, so I’m always grateful for that.”Asked about his relationship with team-mate Paul Pogba and the potential difficulties of playing in a competitive environment with someone who is also a good friend, Lukaku added: “It’s like taking and giving, I’d say.”Sometimes it’s better that you compete throughout the week against each other to play well at the weekend together.”Because then I know I have a warrior who is going to give everything to the team and hopefully he knows what he can have from me, and then we just go out there and ball.”Lukaku was also asked about why he appears to be a lot happier playing for Belgium and whether it is as simple as Roberto Martinez’s side winning more games at the moment.He said: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Winning is the vibe, man, it’s the vibe over there. It’s different.”United sealed qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League with their narrow win over Young Boys on Tuesday and now face a trip to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.last_img read more

From the Editor-In-Chief

first_imgEvery year, india today chronicles the high and mighty of this country. These are men and women who influence our lives in ways beyond the most immediate. There are corporate titans who are embracing technology and transforming how we communicate with each other, how we educate our children, how we share resources. There are bankers who are overseeing integration and acquisitions while also welcoming digital innovations. There are technology czars who are changing the definition of ownership of assets, freeing up mindspace to make us acquire less, and perhaps create more. There are cultural icons who impact the brands we buy, the stories we imbibe and the causes we gravitate towards. And there are private citizens, public intellectuals, who are determining the national discourse so essential for the success of governance.Power for these men and women is not brute force that flows from wealth. In many cases, in fact, the giving away of wealth enhances their influence. “The object of power is power,” said George Orwell in 1984. Not any more. The object of power is to change lives, do good, make the world better. Otherwise, a restive consumer/voter/audience will reject the authority seeking to impose it. Governments collapse, products flop and films fail. As Winston Churchill said, “A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.” Most often, power eventually rests in the big idea and the audacity to execute it. What also drives the high and mighty is the legacy they would like to leave behind, one reason why we have introduced a Generation Next category in the list.The power list this year reflects the dynamism of the recent past. For the first time in 14 years, there is a record high of 17 new entrants. It shows in the ouster and decline of several start-ups, the rise of sharing economy stars and a new set of political influencers in the Global Indian List in the Age of Trump and Brexit. The high and mighty list has a preponderance of businessmen, at 26, but they are there not merely because of their wealth. The post-1991 titans dominate our world not only because of the goods they produce, but because they are tech evangelists, because they speak their mind on social media, because they are building universities and schools of the future, or because they influence the news we consume.But power is also about endurance, in ample evidence in the nine members who have been on our list since its inception in 2003-Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Azim Premji, Subhash Chandra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Mittal, Anil Ambani and Shah Rukh Khan. These men have shown a quality of power that is often overlooked: resilience. They have faced failure, flops and family splits, and yet have grown their businesses, their empires of the mind. Some, like Ratan Tata, have even withdrawn from active business to come right back, to safeguard what they believe is held in trust to them. And though there are just five women, I am happy to report they are from diverse fields: business, banking, sport and entertainment.The listing, as every year, is a team effort of the magazine’s editors led by Editor (Special Projects) Kaveree Bamzai and a team of reporters who have been tracking their subjects throughout the year. Chief among them are Executive Editor Sandeep Unnithan, Deputy Editor M.G. Arun, Senior Editor Shweta Punj, Senior Associate Editors Kaushik Deka and Suhani Singh and Associate Editor Ananth Krishnan. Inevitably, there will be like every year debate about exclusions, inclusions and rankings. We treat the brickbats and bouquets as an occupational hazard.That apart, I toast these extraordinary people. May they continue to beat the odds.last_img read more

IPL 2017, RCB vs KXIP: How Bangalore got bowled out for the fourth time this season

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of match no. 43 of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.  (SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE)Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings:23.34 IST: Punjab (138/7) beat Bangalore (119-all out) by 19 runs. Mandeep 46, Axar 3/11, Sandeep 3/22, Mohit 2/24  .@sandeep25a became the 1st bowler to get @imVkohli, @henrygayle & @ABdeVilliers17 out in 1 match. Easy to see why he won Man of the Match! pic.twitter.com/cxdCKCp04L- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 2017Brilliant win for Punjab. They weren’t defending a big score but made optimum use of a sluggish surface to totally strangle Bangalore throughout. Mandeep Singh was the only batsman to get going as the more experienced names perished to shocking strokes. Pawan Negi threw his bat around lower down the order but the hosts fell well short in the end as they couldn’t get a proper partnership going at all. If only a couple of batsmen had applied themselves, Bangalore could have got home but their performance was once again a reflection of the immense lack of confidence in the camp.23.24 IST: Mohit to Aniket, OUT! Slower back of a length delivery outside off. Choudhary looks to loft it over mid off but fails to get his timing right. The ball goes off the toe end of the bat towards Guptill. PUNJAB WIN BY 19 RUNS!Mohit Sharma ends his spell with a wicket to end the match! RCB are bowled out for 119 as win by 19 runs! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIPadvertisement- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201723.16 IST: Axar to Badree, BOWLED! Timber! Arm ball around off, Badree swings at it but misses it by miles. The ball goes through his defence to hit the off pole. Two-in-two for Axar. What a game he is having! He is on a hat-trick now. RCB 111/9 in 17.2 ovs, need 28 off 16 balls. Axar on a hat-trickTwo in two! Badree looks to go big but @akshar2026 beats him and hits his off stump! 9 down now! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201723.15 IST: Axar to Negi, OUT! Axar strikes straightaway! Axar bangs it short, angling away from Negi. The southpaw looks to go big but the ends up slicing it high in the air as the bat turns in his hands. The ball travels high in the air and there are two men going after it, Wriddhiman Saha and Varun Aaron. Both fail to call for the catch but Saha with the gloves on is the first one to reach to the ball and does well to pouch it safely even after a collision with Aaron. Negi departs and there goes any hopes of a Bangalore win. RCB 111/8, need 28 from 17 ballsWICKET! @akshar2026 strikes again as Negi’s top edge almost causes a collision between @Wriddhipops & @VarunAaron! Fortunately, he holds on.- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201723.13 IST: Another good over for Kings XI, just five runs came off that over from Mohit. RCB 111/7, need 28 from 18 balls 23.08 IST: Maxwell’s over went for 8 runs. RCB 106/7 in 16 ovs, need 33 from 24 balls at 8.25 per over.8 of the last over. It’s 106/7 at the end of 16 overs. Let’s finish strong sheron! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.59 IST: Maxwell to Aravind, OUT! MAXWELL HAS ANOTHER! The slider around off, Arvind looks to sweep across the line but misses to be rapped on the pads. That looked dead plumb to the naked eye and the umpire’s finger goes up. Pressure mounting on the hosts now and the end is nigh. RCB 87/7 in 13.5 ovs, need 52 from 37 balls#GlennMaxwell gets one more! This time, he traps Arvind leg before! 7 down now! Keep going sheron! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.55 IST: Strategic time out taken! Bangalore 84/6 in 13 overs, need 55 from 42 balls.22.47 IST: Maxwell to Mandeep, BOWLED! TIMBER! Slider, skidding through towards the stumps, Mandeep goes back to pull but the ball goes through from under his bat and gets his stumps shattered. That’s end of a good knock from Mandeep. Bangalore in big, big trouble now. The slide continues for the hosts. RCB 73/6 in 11.2 ovs, need 66 from 52Bowled! #GlennMaxwell joins the party as he gets rid of the dangerous looking Mandeep Singh! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.43 IST: Axar to Watson, OUT! AXAR STRIKES! Flatter delivery outside off, Watson goes back to cut but gets a faint outside edge and Saha pouches it safely. The players appeal and the umpire rules it out straightaway. Axar has done the trick for his side. Bangalore have lost half their side now. RCB 71/5, need 68 from 55 advertisementA sight we’ve seen very often this season! @akshar2026 celebrates getting rid of #Watto! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP pic.twitter.com/8mPAz3Nj0p- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 2017Wicket! @akshar2026 strikes again! #Watto tries to cut but only manages to edge it & @Wriddhipops take a good catch. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.40 IST: Mohit to Mandeep, SIX! THAT’S BEEN MOWED! In the slot for Mandeep who dispatches it over deep mid-wicket with a clean swing of the bat. Strong bottom hand and a neat flick of the wrists does the rest as the ball clears the ropes. RCB 68/4 in 10 ovs, need 71 from 60 balls 22.37 IST: Kings XI bowlers continue to pile on the pressure on the batsmen. RCB 55/4 in 9 ovs, need 84 from 66 balls 22.33 IST: Mohit completes an excellent over, just 2 runs and a wicket came off it. RCB 52/4, need 87 from 72 ballsJust 2 runs and a wicket of Mohit Sharma’s first over. Score remains 52/4! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.32 IST: Mohit to Jadhav, OUT! ANOTHER TAME DISMISSAL! Jadhav charges down the track and goes for a cross-batted slog but gets a slice that flies to short cover where Axar gobbles it up. The hosts’ batsmen continue the procession to the dug out. This is bizarre batting of the highest order. Poor, poor shot-selection. RCB 52/4 in 7.5 ovs, need 87 from 73 balls Hits Jadhav high on the bat and @akshar2026 accepts a simple catch. Score is 52/4 now! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.27 IST: Outstanding spell from Sandeep Sharma comes to an end – 3 wickets for 22 runs in 4 ovs. RCB 50/3 in 7 ovs, need 89 from 78 ballsThat’s the end of @sandeep25a 4 overs! He finishes with figures of 3/22. Take a bow sandy! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.20 IST: Aaron to Jadhav, FOUR! SLAPPED! Short and wide, Jadhav doesn’t need second invitation as he cuts uppishly well over backward point. Lovely strike and the ball races away to the fence. RCB 46/3 in 6 overs, need 93 fro 84 balls9 runs of the last powerplay over and the strategic time-out is called. RCB are 46/3! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.14 IST: Sandeep to de Villiers, OUT! SANDEEP HAS ANOTHER BIG FISH! What an opening burst this is turning to be! Have to say though that this is a terrible shot from de Villiers. He steps out to make room and goes for a lofted drive. Not a wise shot to play with the ball shaping away a bit and he gets a thick edge that is smartly pouched by Saha behind the sticks. Disastrous shot selection from Bangalore’s top order and their batting woes continue. RCB 37/3 in 4.5 oversOUT! @sandeep25a picks up another HUGE wicket! Gets #ABDevilliers to edge one & @Wriddhipops makes no mistake. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.12 IST: Sandeep to ABD, SIX!! 22.11 IST: Sandeep to de Villiers, FOUR!! Stand and deliver from AB! Length ball outside off, gets across to that one and thumps it with nonchalance past the the bowler. Gets it well to the left of the mid on fielder as it races to the fence. Top shot!advertisement22.10 IST: Good over from Aaron, just four runs came off it. RCB 27/2 in 4 ovs, required rate – 7.0022.08 IST: Aaron to Mandeep, FOUR! JUST OVER BACKWARD POINT! Width on offer aqnd Mandeep throws his bat at it. Gets a thick slice that just flies over a leaping Guptill towards the fence for a boundary.22.06 IST: NOT OUT! Fullish around off, de Villiers crunches the drive straight back down the track as the ball crashes into the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Sandeep seems to have got his fingers on it and the umpires want to check it upstairs. Replays confirm that the bowler did get some part of his fingers on the ball but Mandeep was well in. RCB 23/2 in 3 ovs Run out? @sandeep25a gets his finger on the ball to deviate it on the stumps but the non-striker looks to be in. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201722.03 IST: Sandeep to Kohli, BOWLED! HORROR SHOT AND KOHLI DEPART! Steps down the track to play a big shot but doesn’t any bat on it as the furniture is left in a mess behind him. That’s a shot so unlike Kohli who usually is very calm in run chases. As they say, when things aren’t going well for your team, everything goes wrong. Punjab are firmly on top. RCB 23/2 in 2.5 ovs A sight that will never get old! What say sheron?#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP pic.twitter.com/2iQ5cKIkaj- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 2017NOO! Captain Kohli(6) is out! ????Sandeep Sharma gets his wicket! #RCB is 23/2 after 2.5 overs. #RCBvKXIP #PlayBold #VIVOIPL- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 5, 2017Bowled! @sandeep25a strikes again as he cleans up the dangerous #ViratKohli! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201721.58 IST: 2 overs gone. RCB 22/1 in their chase of 139 vs KXIP. Mandeep 16*, Kohli 6*21.58 IST: FOUR! Chinese cut! Length delivery, angling away, Mandeep goes through with his slash, gets an inside edge and the ball goes from over the stumps. Saha there, gets his right hand to it but fumbles and the ball still goes to the fence. 14 runs off the over already.21.56 IST: FOUR! Timing! Back of a length, angling away, Mandeep just places it through covers. Finds the gap beautifully and the ball races to the fence.21.55 IST: SIX! THAT’S GONE ALL THE WAY! Shortish on leg stump, Mandeep swivels to get inside the line and pulls it comfortably over fine leg for a biggie. That went deep into the crowd.21.55 IST: T.Natarajan to share the new ball with Sandeep.21.54 IST: RCB 7/1 after 1 over in chase of 139.21.54 IST: FOUR! Kohli is away in style! Fullish around middle, Kohli shuffles across the sticks and wrists it beautifully behind square on the leg side. Sublime timing and the outfield does the rest as the ball races to the fence.21.54 IST: Kohli walks out to bat.21.53 IST: OUT! SOFT DISMISSAL! Gayle goes for a duck and his dismal season continues. Fuller ball outside off, he walks down the track and pushes at it with hard hands. Gets a thick edge that flies straight to Guptill at backward point. Just the start Punjab were looking for as they need to strike regularly.Change in the batting line-up for RCB as Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh comes out in the middle while Sandeep Sharma has the ball for KXIP.Kings XI Punjab Innings:21.35 IST: Axar cameo (38* off 17 balls) helps Punjab post 138/7 in 20 overs vs Bangalore. Aniket 2/17, Chahal 2/21Here’s the summary of the first innings. Time for the bowlers to step and deliver! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP pic.twitter.com/H40rJIrQq7- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 2017A lovely finish by Axar Patel has given Punjab a fighting chance in this game. The innings never gathered momentum on a surface that has been sluggish, like in the earlier matches of the season. Marsh, Vohra and Saha got starts but couldn’t make a defining knock as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. It seemed like the visitors would finish on a paltry total but Axar’s breezy cameo has given them decent score considering the surface. Aniket Choudhary and Yuzvendra Chahal were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets apiece while Pawan Negi to bowled a tidy spell. Shane Watson had another poor outing with the ball and was shockingly expensive. The 19 runs conceded by him in the final over of the innings could well be the difference today if the visitors bowl well. It won’t be an easy chase although the target is definitely gettable. The Bangalore innings will begin shortly.19 runs off the last over! We finish our quota of 20 overs with 138 on the board. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201721.34 IST: Watson to Axar, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Full around off, Patel gets his front leg out of the way and bunts it down the ground for another boundary. 21.32 IST: Watson to Axar, FOUR! Pulled away! Short delivery on leg, Patel gets into the position early and pulls it over backward square leg. The fielder in the deep has no chance of stopping that and the ball finds the fence.21.30 IST: Watson to Axar, HUGE SIX!! That’s on the roof of the stadium. KXIP 125/7 in 19.1 ovs 21.29 IST: WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT! WICKET-MAIDEN BY CHOUDHARY! Absolutely superb stuff this! Length delivery, angling away. Aaron goes for a big shot but misses again. Choudhary finishes with the figures of 4-1-17-2! KXIP 119/7 in 19 overs 21.25 IST: Aniket to Mohit, OUT! Edged and taken! Second one for Aniket Choudhary! Back of a length delivery, angling away, Mohit looks to drag it on the leg side. Gets a faint outside edge and the ball goes straight into the gloves of Jadhav, who doesn’t make any mistake this time. KXIP 119/7 in 18.1 ovs21.23 IST: Nine runs and a wicket came off that over from Watson, just two to go now. KXIP 119/6 in 18 ovs21.23 IST: Watson to Mohit, FOUR! Smartly done! Another short delivery outside off, Mohit hops and ramps it over the keeper’s head. Gets it very fine and the ball runs towards the fence. Valuable runs these.21.19 IST: Watson to Saha, BOWLED! Timber! Watson bowls an off cutter around off, Saha tries to be cheeky. Looks to dab it late but is very late into bringing his bat down. The ball goes on to clip the off stump. Saha departs and that’s end of the 34-run stand off just 21 balls. Kings XI 112/6 in 17.2 ovsBowled! The ball keeps low and @Wriddhipops can’t stop it from hitting the stumps. 6th wicket down, with 112 on the board. #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201721.17 IST: Aniket’s penultimate over goes for 11 runs. Kings XI 110/5 in 17 overs. Saha 19*, Axar 19*21.16 IST: Aniket to Saha, FOUR! Clever from Saha! Length delivery, angling away, Saha waits for the ball to come close to him and then guides it past point. The placement was so good that the fielder in the deep had no chance.21.14 IST: Aniket to Saha, fuller on middle, flicked with soft hands through mid-wicket for a single. Seeing the fielders deep out there, they go for a couple and complete it. 100 comes up for Kings XI in the 17th over. They need a big finish from here on now21.11 IST: Chahal concedes 15 runs off his last over. He finishes with 2 wickets for 21 runs. KXIP 99/5 in 16 ovs The umpire calls the strategic time-out as 15 runs come off that over. Score is 99/5 after 16 overs. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201721.10 IST: Chahal to Axar, FOUR! Cheeky! Served outside off, spinning in. Patel lets the ball spin into him and then with a deft touch guides it fine through short third man. Head the substitute fielder, tries to chase it down but fails and the ball races to the fence..@akshar2026 He follows it up with a late cut for four. Excellent batting from @akshar2026! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201721.08 IST: Chahal to Axar, SIX! That’s come out of nowhere! Superb shot from Axar! Fuller around off, Patel clears his front leg and clobbers it over wide long on for a huge maximum. KXIP 93/5 in 15.3 ovs Massive from @akshar2026! Absolutely clobbers the ball over the mid-wicket boundary for 6! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201721.06 IST: Kings XI Punjab 84/5 in 15 overs. Saha 12*, Axar 2*. Last 4 ovs – 24 runs, 2 wicketsSingle to end the 15th over. 5 runs come off it. Score is 83/5 with @akshar2026 & @Wriddhipops in the middle. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201721.01 IST: Chahal to Maxwell, OUT!  In the air… gone! The skipper departs! Tossed up around off, Maxwell goes for the reverse sweep. Gets a top edge and the ball balloons high in the air. Badree at short third man, gets under it and takes a good catch. The umpires ask Maxwell to wait as they want to check for the no ball. The replays show that Chahal was fine but it was very marginal. Maxwell’s struggling knock comes to an end. KXIP 78/5 in 13.5 ovsThere were suspicions for no ball but the umpire calls the delivery a fair one. 5 wickets down with 78 on the board! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 2017Wicket! #GlennMaxwell reverse sweeps but only manages to top edge the ball & the fielder makes no mistake. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.59 IST: Chahal to Maxwell, FOUR! Four Byes! What’s going on with Jadhav? He has missed to collect the ball once more. This time Chahal fires it quicker outside off, Maxwell goes through with his heave but gets beaten again. This time Jadhav lets it through his legs and the ball races to the fence.20.58 IST: Chahal to Maxwell, FOUR! Four Byes! Gone through everything! Maxwell dances down and goes through with his slog. Fails to get any bat on it. Even Jadhav behind the stumps fails to collect it and the ball races away to the fence behind.20.56 IST: Negi to Maxwell, FOUR! DROPPED AND FOUR! Flatter outside off, Maxwell goes with his predetermined reverse sweep. Hits it uppishly and it’s traveling over backward point. Choudhary is the man there, gets his fingers to it but fails to hang onto it. The ball runs to the fence behind. KXIP 70/4 in 13 overs Reverse sweep and a much needed boundary from #GlennMaxwell! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.50 IST: Chahal to Vohra, OUT! Chahal gets his man! Quicker one, drifts it outside off, Vohra goes for a slog sweep but fails to connect it cleanly. Gets it off the top edge and AB de Villiers at long on, pouches the catch cleanly with a reverse cup. Vohra in process to take the attack to the opposition, departs. The replays show that de Villiers had misjudged slightly but did well to take the catch. KXIP 61/4 in 11.2 ovs.@ImMananVohra tries to up the scoring rate but only manages to find #ABDevilliers. Score is now 60/4. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.43 IST: Chahal to Saha, BIG MISS! Jadhav has made a royal mess of a simple chance. Lovely leg break that drifts into Saha who steps down the track but is beaten all ends up. Jadhav had all the time in the world to probably affect the stumping twice or thrice. Eventually, he could barely collect the ball as Saha made his ground eventually. Schoolboy error! KXIP 54/3in 9.3 ovs Lifeline for @Wriddhipops! Goes down the track, completely misses the ball, fortunately the keeper can’t take advantage. #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.37 IST: Negi to Vohra, SIX! JUST CLEARS LONG ON! Floated around middle, Vohra decides to throw the kitchen sink at it and slog sweeps it away. For a moment, it seemed like it would go to hand but managed to clear the fielder comfortably. KXIP 52/3 in 8.5 ovs.@ImMananVohra brings up the team 50 in style as he hits the 1st maximum of the night. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.36 IST: This is the lowest score for Kings XI after 8 overs in this year’s IPL, previous lowest being 49. KXIP 42/3 in 8 ovs 20.31 IST: Negi to Marsh, OUT! MARSH HOLES OUT! Punjab’s formidable overseas top order is back in the hut and they are in trouble. Goes for the lofted stroke but hasn’t timed it well at all. Mandeep at long off doesn’t even have to budge as he takes the catch with ease. Punjab badly need a partnership. KXIP 39/3 in 7 overs.@shaunmarsh9 tries to go big but only manages to find the fielder at long off. Third wicket down with 39 on the board. #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.26 IST: Badree to Vohra, FOUR! End of powerplay! LUCKY RUNS! Flatter around middle, keeps a touch low as Vohra goes for the pull. Drags it off the inner half behind square on the leg side and picks up a boundary. KXIP 35/2 in 6 ovs4 runs to end the over from @ImMananVohra as 6 runs come off it. Score is 35/2 at the end of our powerplay #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.23 IST: Watson concedes 10 runs off his first over. KXIP 29/2 in 5 overs 20.20 IST: Watson to Marsh, FOUR! DEFT TOUCH! Back of a length outside off, Marsh sits back and opens the bat face late. Gets it wide of the short third man fielder to get another boundary.20.19 IST: Watson to Marsh, FOUR! THAT’S A CRACKING SHOT! Fuller ball outside off, Marsh leans into it and unfurls a riveting drive through the covers. Top shot, his off drives are always a delight to watch.20.16IST: Aravind to Guptill, OUT! GUPTILL HAS THROWN IT AWAY! He was looking edgy from the start and has to depart. The off cutter from Arvind and Guptill goes for the lofted stroke. Gets a slice that flies to deep cover where Negi takes a comfortable catch. KXIP 18/2 in 3.3 ovs One too many for @Martyguptill as he drives again but is held out in the deep. Two down for the team with 18 on the board. #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.14 IST: Outstanding over once again from Aniket, gives away just 4 runs. KXIP 15/1 in 3 ovs 20.09 IST: Good over for the visitors as nine runs came off it. KXIP 11/1 in 2 ovs 20.09 IST: Arvind to Marsh, FOUR! SCORCHING SHOT! That’s a Shaun Marsh special. Full ball outside off, he leans into it and thumps the drive on the up through the covers. Nobody budged as the ball rocketed to the fence in a flash.What a shot @shaunmarsh9! Drives beautifully through cover for 4! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201720.07 IST: Arvind to Guptill, FOUR! CLEARS THE INFIELD! Guptill doesn’t time it well but has enough power to clear the covers with a mistimed hit after using his feet. Has enough wheels to reach the fence. KXIP 6/1 in 1.2 ovs 20.05 IST: Excellent first over from Aniket Choudhary. KXIP 2/1 in 1 over 20.04 IST: Aniket to Amla, OUT! AMLA IS WALKING! That’s a big wicket to start for Bangalore. Short of a length angling across the batsman who has a flash at it. There was a faint feather on it as it went through to Jadhav but there wasn’t much of an appeal at all. The umpire wouldn’t have given it either but Amla had started walking back. Good sportsmanship from the South African. KXIP 2/1 in 0.5 ovsChoudhary deals the first blow again! Amla(1) is caught out by Jadhav. #RCBvKXIP #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/btx2B6Ak1y- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 5, 201720.00 IST: Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill to open the innings for Punjab and are at the crease. Amla will take first strike against Aniket Choudhary of Bangalore.19.50 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI – Gayle & Badree in, Head & Milne out. The only changes in our line up for #RCBvKXIP.#PlayBold pic.twitter.com/4bhN9GqRFA- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 5, 201719.42 IST: Kings XI Punjab Playing XI – Starting XI: M Guptill, H Amla, M Vohra, S Marsh, G Maxwell, W Saha, A Patel, M Sharma, V Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan. #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201719.40 IST: Royal Challengers have brought back Chris Gayle in place of Travis Head. Kings XI are unchangedWe have an unchanged team from our winner over Delhi. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #RCBvKXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 201719.31 IST: TOSS! Royal Challengers Bangalore opt to bowl against Kings XI Punjab.Virat Kohli says they will bowl first. Adds they would like to back their strength and look to chase down the total. Feels it has not been an ideal season for them and would look to play for pride. Mentions two changes – Travis Head and Adam Milne make way for Chris Gayle and Samuel Badree.Glenn Maxwell says that they still have a chance of making the playoffs as they have the most games in hand. Feels that the batting is in good touch and the bowling has improved in the last few games. Opines that Punjab have a strong chance if they can play consistent cricket. Ends by saying happily that the team is unchanged for the first time this year.#RCB have won the toss and elect to bowl first! #RCBvKXIP is about to start soon, so grab your seats! #PlayBold- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 5, 2017Brief Preview: A confident Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will aim to keep their hopes of reaching the play-offs alive when they take on bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Friday. With eight losses and two wins, Bangalore are currently at the eighth spot and are decidedly out of the running for the IPL play-offs.On the other hand, Punjab, who defeated Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in their last outing, are at the fifth spot with four wins and five losses.Failing in almost all departments of the game, Bangalore would certainly like to spoil Punjab’s party who are still in the race for the knockout stage.Bangalore will blame their star-studded batting line-up for their predicament as despite boasting several quality batsmen like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson, they have failed to click in unison.The bowling and fielding departments are also not performing up to the standard for Bengaluru. Many catches were dropped in the last match against Mumbai Indians which resulted in a five-wicket defeat for them.On the other hand, after defeating Delhi by 10 wickets last week, Punjab are in a positive mood as both batsmen and bowlers are performing in unison.In the bowling department, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma and T. Natarajan did a fantastic job. Sandeep Sharma returned figures of 4/20 as Delhi were bundled out for a mere 67 runs.The batsmen also stepped up to the occasion in the last match. Needing only 68 runs for a win, Punjab crossed the line in barely 7.5 overs with a half-century in quick time by New Zealand star Martin Guptill.Guptill remained unbeaten on 50 off 27 balls with six boundaries and three sixes.So if Bangalore want to win Friday’s match, they need to re-strategise their plan even as Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell would like to continue the momentum from their last match.last_img read more

SC summons ex-MP in decade old case of breaching contract

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI) The Supreme Court has directed a former AIADMK MP to appear before it or face arrest in a more than a decade old case of breaching contract with a company over transfer of its subsidiary firm.A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notice to former MP K C Palanisamy asking him to be personally present before it on November 28, failing which a non-bailable arrest warrant would be issued against him and his properties would be attached.”Having heard counsel for the parties, we are of the considered opinion that the real contesting party is respondent no. 3 (Palanisamy),” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said and ordered issuance of notice to him.It said the notice should be issued “with a stipulation that he shall remain personally present before this court on November 28, 2017, failing which a non-bailable warrant of arrest shall be issued against him, apart from attaching his properties.”The apex court was hearing a civil appeal filed against National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order of July 5 this year in favour of Kasturi and Sons Ltd (KSL), owner of The Hindu newspaper whose subsidiary firm was sold to Palanisamy in 2004.The former MP had allegedly failed to make the payment for purchasing KSLs subsidiary, Sporting Pastime India Ltd, a press note issued by KSL said.However, after an arbitration between the parties, he was directed to return the firm to KSL. The order was upheld by the National Company Law Tribunal as well as NCLAT, it said.advertisementThe matter reached the apex court when a firm, Cheran Properties Ltd, allegedly owned by Palanisamy, filed a special leave petition against the NCLAT order.The case involves transfer of Sporting Pastime India Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of KSL, to K C Palanisamy and his nominees in 2004, the press note said. PTI AG PKS RKS ARClast_img read more

REYNOLDS SIGNS CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL

first_imgIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill that creates a system for children needing help with mental health issues.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/GOVKIM.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………who love them. ;08Speaking at a ceremony Wednesday, Reynolds said the new law requires core services for children, regional crisis stabilization, mobile response teams, 24-hour hotline access to services, and $1.2 million for home and community-based children’s mental health services.The goal is to eliminate the waiting list that currently exists.The bill was one of Reynolds’ top priorities and while it passed with bipartisan votes, lawmakers did not provide the full funding she requested.Reynolds says her commitment is to develop long-term funding for mental health services to propose next year.Reynolds said the new system is life-changing and replaces a stigma associated with mental illness with hope.last_img read more

Film Study: A Closer Look at Ramon Richards’ Interception

first_imgWhat UTSA was doingUTSA is lined up in a shotgun formation with four WRs split out wide – two up top, two at the bottom—and the RB to the right of the QB.When the ball is snapped, the play appears to be a zone read, where the QB reads the right DE to determine if he should hand it off to the RB, keep it himself and run with it, or pass it.I’m not sure if the zone read handoff was ever really an option on this play, or if the QB/RB was just selling it to bring in the LBs closer to the line-of-scrimmage to open up space for the receivers’ routes.Often times, if an offense is in the red zone with two WRs to a side, those two receivers will run hi-lo routes. In a hi-lo, the receivers line up close to each other and when the ball is snapped one receiver runs his route short (2-5 yards) while the other receiver runs his a little deeper (7-12 yards).Ideally, the QB would be able to make a two-level read and, based on the positioning of the LB’s and DB’s, make the appropriate pass.Looking at the routes of the two WR’s at the bottom, it appears a hi-lo scheme is called. The outside receiver runs a 5-yard slant route, and the inside receiver runs a 7-yard slant route, albeit a sloppy one. However, it looks like at least one of the receivers runs his route incorrectly because when the ball is thrown both receivers are within two yards of each other.What OSU was doingWithout seeing the play pre-snap, I can’t say for sure what defense OSU is in, but it looks like the Pokes are in a 3-3-5 (sometimes called the 3-3 Stack) alignment, a popular variation of the Nickel defense package where the defense swaps out a lineman for a 5th (hence the name Nickel) defensive back to provide more coverage support.As with any Nickel defense, the primary purpose of the 3-3-5 is to stop or contain the pass. The 3-3-5 is an especially great defense to use when the offense is having trouble moving the ball on the ground because you know the offense will be forced to throw.Having a 5th DB on the field opens up for a defensive coordinator to be more aggressive, especially in the red zone. There are numerous stunts a defense could pull while in this formation to give the offensive line fits and get pressure on the QB. In this situation, however, OSU keeps it fairly simple by choosing to only send four defenders after the QB.Although it might sound crazy, I love watching the OSU defense backed up in the red zone. Why? Well, for one, the field is shortened. As a defense backed up in the red zone, you know the big-gain play is no longer a factor because the offense now has such limited space to make a play. All the defense really has to do is keep the play in front of them and it will have an easier time forcing a turnover, causing a turnover-on-downs, or at the very least, only giving up a FG.Unless it’s, say, a fade or post route to the back of the end zone, physical safeties like Jordan Sterns can now worry less about a receiver getting behind him and instead focus on running full speed downfield to either deliver a punishing hit or break up a pass (as Sterns did on this play).Secondly, being in the red zone allows a team like OSU to show off its speed and athleticism. Because the field is shorter, the receivers’ routes are shorter. To compensate for the limited space, a receiver has to make sure his route is crisp and the QB has to make sure he gets the ball out of his hands quick and delivers it accurately.But when going against a defense as athletic as OSU’s, there’s a good chance there might not even be a window at all for the QB to throw to. The longer it takes for a WR to get open, the longer the offensive linemen have to block and the easier it is for the rushers to get pressure on the QB.Why this worked for OSUUp to this point, UTSA was having no luck running the ball so Coach Spencer calls for a 3-3-5 package where everyone except the linemen and Star LB Jordan Burton drop back into coverage. With the ball being on the 15-yard-line, having 7 defenders drop back in zone coverage means there is very little room for error on the QB’s part. Passes made in this situation must be quick and accurate.With both receivers being in very close proximity to one another on their routes, it makes the defenders’ jobs easier because that’s less space they have to worry about covering.Without having a clear window to throw through, the QB makes a poor decision after being hurried by Burton and throws into an area being occupied by about three Pokes. From there, Sterns tips the pass and Richards is able to easily haul it in.If 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!last_img read more

FKF ready to defend unfamiliar laws in Court

first_imgFKF vows to adopt contentious draft constitution Elvince Joshua Last updated 2 years ago 22:34 11/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FKF President Nick Mwendwa Stafford Ondego/Goal Kenya. Mwendwa insist that the changes have the blessings of both Fifa and Caf as much as it’s against the Sports Act 2013 Football Kenya Federation has vowed to go ahead and adopt the contentious draft constitution that proposes to increase term limit for the President by four more years.FKF is set to change its constitution in the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) set for November 18 in Mombasa.But despite increased public outcry from stakeholders, FKF boss, Nick Mwendwa has vowed to go ahead and change the laws, even offering to stand in the witness box should any Kenyan challenge the decision in the courts. 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 “I do not expect a situation where it will be contested and if it does, we are ready to defend ourselves in the court,” Mwendwa was quoted by the People Daily.Mwendwa, who insist that the changes have the blessings of both Fifa and Caf as much as it’s against the Sports Act 2013, said that there are no plans to increase his term in office.Sports Act provides that all heads of local Sports federations can hold office for a maximum of two terms of four years.“If you have been elected the chairman of the federation for the contentious term in the draft constitution, you cannot vie for the same seat in the federation save for a NEC member.”Among other proposed changes in the 35-page document include increasing the number of NEC delegates by 16 from 78 and creation of additional branch by splitting Nairobi (County) to take the number of branches to 48. Mwendwa had pledged in his manifesto to increase FKF branches by adopting county format.Another contentious debate in the draft law is a proposal to make it mandatory for all National Super League clubs to have five U-20 players in their matchday squad.The draft further states that at least one U-20 player will have to play the entire 90 minutes in every match.last_img read more

8 days agoMan Utd teenager Williams signs new contract

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd teenager Williams signs new contractby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have tied down Brandon Williams to a new contract.The promising teenager was impressive on debut in the Europa League draw with AZ Alkmaar last month.The new deal will keep him at United until June 2022, with the option to extend for a further year.Speaking after the AZ result, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the young fullback.”You won’t see a better full debut from a full back anywhere,” the Red Devils coach said.”The boy is just going to improve and improve. He’s got the right mentality. I’m very pleased for him.” last_img

Kasautii stars Hina, Erica and Pooja’s underwater pictures will leave you stunned

first_imgOther Galleries 15 images Fri, 18 Oct, 2019 Karwa Chauth 2019: Debina Bonnerjee to Divyanka Tripathi, how TV stars celebrated the day 11 images Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Housefull 4 team has a blast on The Kapil Sharma Show. See pics 10 images Tue, 15 Oct, 2019 Mohena Singh looks regal as she ties the knot with Suyesh Rawat 7 images Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 New bride Mohena Singh glows on mehendi day. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.Set As Featured: Set As Featured647x363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoTelevisionTelevisionGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Kasautii ZIndagii Kay’s Prerna, Komolika and Nivedita in an underwater selfie.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Looks like the telly beauties had a lot of fun while enjoying a dip in the pool.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: There were reports that all’s not well between Erica Fernandes and Hina Khan but these pictures tell a different story altogether,Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Looks like Prerna (Erica) and Komolika (Hina) are having underwater verbal duel.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Hina Khan and Pooja Banerjee enjoying a dip in the pool.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Pooja Banerjee trying to spoil Hina Khan’s perfect shot. Hina shared this picture and captioned it, “This girl was constantly spoiling my pictures.”Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: A perfect shot of Erica Fernandes clicked by Pooja Banerjee.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Credit/Source: InstagramCaption: Kasautii Zindagii Kay’s girl gang is bonding big time. Actresses Hina Khan, Erica Fernandes and Pooja Banerjee went swimming together after completing their shoot. Hina sported a striped bikini, while Erica and Pooja donned monokinis. The trio also clicked underwater pictures. Have a look.Gallery Big Image: Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Tags: Hina khanErica FernandesKasautii Zindagii Kay 2Pooja BanerjeeSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Kasautii Zindagii Kay’s girl gang is bonding big time. Actresses Hina Khan, Erica Fernandes and Pooja Banerjee went swimming together after completing their shoot. Hina sported a striped bikini, while Erica and Pooja donned monokinis. The trio also clicked underwater pictures. Have a look.Preview_unique_id: preview_5cc983951a00b1556710293_1514507_editCommentContent Publish date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – 16:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2Nzk2Il0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg3MTMiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY3OTYifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Kasautii stars Hina, Erica and Pooja’s underwater pictures will leave you stunnedApp headline: Kasautii stars Hina, Erica and Pooja’s underwater pictures will leave you stunnedlast_img read more

Abilities Foundation Launches Unit for Training

first_img Senator Reid lauded the work of the Abilities Foundation and reiterated the Government’s commitment to creating an inclusive education system for all. For her part, Project Director for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s PATH Programme, Elsa Marks-Willis, lauded the partnership of the Abilities Foundation and Digicel Foundation, noting that these partnerships have helped the Ministry to position itself towards the achievement of its mandate of the protection of the rights and freedoms of persons with disabilities. Story Highlights The Abilities Foundation has launched its new Beauty Services Unit, as part of its mandate to provide more training opportunities for persons with disabilities. The Abilities Foundation has launched its new Beauty Services Unit, as part of its mandate to provide more training opportunities for persons with disabilities.The unit, which was launched on November 28 at the Abilities Foundation’s Constant Spring Road address in Kingston, is a renovated classroom outfitted with five stations for nail and make-up artistry as well as a hair dressing area to facilitate cosmetology training of the students.It was established at a cost of $1 million, with proceeds from the 2016 Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs initiative and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who addressed the launch, welcomed the programme.“This is another forward step in the vocational training programmes offered to persons with disabilities, which allow them to function as creative and productive citizens,” he said.Senator Reid lauded the work of the Abilities Foundation and reiterated the Government’s commitment to creating an inclusive education system for all.For his part, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris expressed pleasure at the increasing public- and private-sector support for this vulnerable community.“This programme is evidence that something is happening where disability is concerned. We must intensify these efforts to ensure that the lives of persons with disabilities are transformed and improved, so that we can have a truly inclusive and responsive society,” he said.For her part, Project Director for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s PATH Programme, Elsa Marks-Willis, lauded the partnership of the Abilities Foundation and Digicel Foundation, noting that these partnerships have helped the Ministry to position itself towards the achievement of its mandate of the protection of the rights and freedoms of persons with disabilities.In her review of the project, Managing Director of the Abilities Foundation, Susan Hamilton, thanked the various stakeholders for their support to equip the students with the requisite training and certification to become productive members of the society.The curriculum is a customised seven-month course in nails technology and make-up artistry. The HEART Trust/NTA College of Cosmetology and Beauty Services is providing the training.It will be further expanded to offer certified training in a range of beauty services, including natural-hair care, and barbering for young men.The first cohort, consisting of eight students, began training in nails technology in September of this year. Assessments will be conducted in December.Funding for the programme is provided through the Workforce Inclusion Project, a partnership between the Government and the World Bank.Additionally, Digicel Foundation donated some $2.9 million to the Abilities Foundation for the purchase of equipment.Also attending the function were Chairman of Digicel Foundation, Jean Lowrie-Chin; Executive Director of the Combined Disabilities Association, Gloria Goffe; and Country Representative for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Mark Connolly.last_img read more

New federal Arctic policy focusses on human health environment infrastructure

first_imgThe Canadian Press The federal government has released its long-awaited policy on developing the Canadian Arctic.The lengthy document, released by the department of Crown-Indigenous Relations, proposes eight priorities, with health, infrastructure and economic development at the top.The policy is a departure from the tone of the previous Conservative government under Stephen Harper, which emphasized security concerns and threats to Canada’s Arctic sovereignty.The document has been expected since 2017 and is the product of extensive consultations with northern governments and First Nations.However, it comes weeks before the end of the current government’s mandate, leaving unasnswered the question of how its many goals will be reached.last_img

2017 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Finalists Vie for 10000

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: TORONTO – SOCAN today announced the finalists for the SOCAN Songwriting Prize, the prestigious competition that celebrates the incredible talent of emerging Canadian songwriters over the past year. The selection of 10 English and 10 French songs showcases artists from diverse genres. Once again, music fans will determine the winner, and for the first time in the 12-year history of the prize, fans will have the opportunity to vote for a single nominee – Charlotte Cardin – in both English and French categories beginning on June 15th.The 10 English songs nominated this year:“Acid Test” – written by Tommy Paxton-Beesley, Thadeus Gardwood, Johnathan Mavrogiannis, Dan Voicu; performed by River Tiber; published by Raise Your Hands Music [Arts & Crafts Music].“Big Boy” – written by Charlotte Cardin; performed by Charlotte Cardin.“DVP” – written by Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zachary Mykula, Steve Sladkowski;performed by PUP.“Figures” – written by Jessie Reyez, Bjoran Johan, Tobias Frelin, Blake Carter; performed by Jessie Reyez; published by BMG Rights Management.“Glowed Up” – written by Kevin Celestin, Brandon Anderson; performed by Kaytranada featuring Anderson .Paak; published by Watch and Learn/BMI, PULSE, Casablanca Publishing.“Push + Pull” – written by Thomas D’Arcy, Ian Docherty, Peter Dreimanis, Leah Goldstein, Danny Miles, Josh Warburton; performed by July Talk; published by July Talk Music Inc., GalleryAC Music.“Shithole” – written by Jasmyn Burke, Morgan Waters; performed by Weaves.“We Don’t Know ” – written by Jeremy Drury, Jonathan Hembrey, Darryl James, Brian Pickett, David Ritter, Isabel Ritchie, Joanne Setterington; performed by The Strumbellas; published by Domino Music Publishing.“Won’t Live Here “ – written by Ashton Simmonds, Jordan Evans, Matthew Burnett, Tommy Paxton-Beesley, Ian Culley, Alexander Ernewein; performed by Daniel Caesar; published by Kobalt Music Publishing & Raise Your Hands Music [Arts & Crafts Music].“Work” – written by Charlotte Day Wilson; performed by Charlotte Day Wilson; published by Raise Your Hands Music [Arts & Crafts Music].For two weeks, from June 15-29, 2017, SOCAN invites music fans to vote for their favourite song from the nominees by visiting www.socansongwritingprize.ca or through Twitter using the hashtag #mySSPvote and identifying the performer’s name in the tweet. Fans can vote once daily through each platform for each of the English and French prize competitions. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The winning songs are scheduled to be announced the week of July 10, 2017.Winners will receive $10,000 in cash, an Epiphone Masterbilt Century Olympic Guitar, a Yamaha PSR-S970 keyboard, and a $500 gift card from Long & McQuade.“SOCAN supports emerging Canadian songwriters and composers every day, and the SOCAN Songwriting Prize celebrates the incredible and diverse talent of several of our best,” said Mike McCarty, chief membership & business development officer at SOCAN. “Each year, the nominees raise the bar, and this year is no different. No matter who wins, I am confident all of these potential superstars will continue to grow and flourish in the music community.”The French and English finalists are determined by respective independent panels of 15 music-industry influencers who nominate two songs that they feel were artistically superior by emerging Canadian songwriters, within the eligibility period (see Rules for complete criteria). All of the nominated songs are then compiled, reviewed and voted on by each panel to determine the final 10 nominees in each category. SOCAN does not have a role in determining nominees or winners.The 10 song finalists for the 2017 Prix de la chanson SOCAN, the Francophone counterpart to the SOCAN Songwriting Prize:“Apprendre à mentir” – written and performed by Lydia Képinski; published by Chivi Chivi.“Éclat” – written by John Nathaniel, Mariane Cossette Bacon, Alexe Gaudreault; performed by Alexe Gaudreault; published by John Nathaniel prod, Musicor.“Explosif” – written by Vincent Banville, Gregory Beaudoin, Jonathan Quirion, Jean-François Ruel, Pierre Savu-Massé, Charles-André Vincelette; performed by Dead Obies; published by Third Side Music.“Faufile” – written and performed by Charlotte Cardin.“J’aurai 100 ans” – written by Amélie Beyries, Maxime Le Flaguais; performed by Beyries avec Louis-Jean Cormier.“Je pense à toi” – written and performed by Bernhari; published by Editorial Avenue.“L’amour véritable est aux rebelles“ – written by Xavier Dufour Thériault, Jean-Philippe Godbout, Marc-André Landry, Julien Mineau, Ryan Battistuzzi, Jean-Cimon Tellier-Dubé; performed by Gazoline; published by Ambiances Ambigües / L-Abe.“Les ferrofluides-fleurs” – written by Klô Pelgag, Karl Gagnon; performed Klô Pelgag; published by Coop Les Faux-Monnayeurs.“Nord-Est” – written by Rosie Valland, Jessie Mac Cormack; performed by Rosie Valland; published by Ambiances Ambigües.“Rex” – written by Pierre-Luc Bégin, Éliane Préfontaine, Julia Daigle, Vincent Lévesque; performed by Paupière; published by Lisbon Lux.For all of the latest updates, follow the SOCAN Songwriting Prize on social media at @SOCANmusic and on twitter via the #SOCANprize hashtag.Previous winners of the SOCAN Songwriting Prize: Fast Romantics, “Julia” (2016); Dear Rouge, “I Heard I Had” (2015); Alejandra Ribera, “I Want” (2014); Mo Kenney, “Sucker” (2013); Kathleen Edwards, “A Soft Place to Land” (2012); Katie Moore, “Wake Up Like This” (2011); Brasstronaut, “Hearts Trompet” (2010); D-Sisive, “Nobody With a Notepad” (2009); The Weakerthans, “Night Windows” (2008); Abdominal, “Pedal Pusher” (2007); Propagandhi, “A Speculative Fiction” (2006).Previous winners of the Prix de la chanson SOCAN: Laurence Nerbonne, “Rêves d’été” (2016); Antoine Corriveau, “Le Nouveau vocabulaire” (2015); Patrice Michaud, “Mécaniques générales” (2014); Keith Kouna, “Batiscan” (2013); Koriass, “St-Eustache” (2012); Galaxie, “Piste 1” (2011); Vulgaires Machines, “Parasites” (2010); Bernard Adamus, “La question à 100 piasses” (2009); Karkwa, “Oublie pas” (2008); Tricot Machine, “L’Ours” (2007); Éve Cournoyer, “Tout arrive” (2006).About SOCANSOCAN connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. Nearly 150,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers are its direct members, and more than 130,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and a commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights, with wholly-owned companies Audiam and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music has value and music creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.ca Twitterlast_img read more

Health and beauty maker KDC seeks expansion following 165M investment

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Health and beauty maker KDC seeks expansion following $165M investment by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 22, 2014 2:18 pm MDT MONTREAL – The owners of a former Clairol hair colouring plant in Quebec plan to use an infusion of cash from a private equity firm and several institutional investors to double its size and solidify its role as an industry leader in health and beauty products.KDC (Knowlton Development Corp.), which makes products like deodorant, soaps and shampoos for blue chip clients such as Procter & Gamble, says the more than $165 million investment will support efforts to boost annual revenues to $1 billion by 2018.“We’re looking to do acquisitions in a global way,” said Michel Cote, KDC chairman and senior partner of private equity firm Novacap Industries.The first target will be other niche players in North America, followed by expansions possibly in Latin America, Europe or Asia.“Our customers are worldwide customers and they like to see us expanding our footprint to other regions,” he said in an interview.Novacap, a private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management, and several unidentified partners acquired KDC in 2002 from managers of the Clairol plant in Knowlton. The workers had bought the facility from Bristol-Myers after it shut the doors in 1991.Under KDC’s leadership, annual sales grew to $500 million from $60 million as more than $140 million was invested in new equipment, the size of the Knowlton plant was doubled and a $58-million production facility was added in Columbus, Ohio.Employment at the Eastern Townships headquarters increased to 900 from less than 300 as total KDC employment grew to about 2,200. KDC also operates a smaller facility with about 100 workers in Mississauga, Ont., and a large plant in Lynchburg, Va.Cote said sales initially dipped in 2002 to about $45 million as the new owners stopped making private label products and focused on becoming a top supplier to Fortune 500 companies that were looking to outsource production of their top brands.Initial efforts to attract the interest of large multinationals was a struggle. But he said the strategy eventually paid off with KDC becoming a large North American supplier to the health and beauty industry. He said it has strong double-digit market share in antiperspirants, skin care lotions, hair care products, shower gels, body washes and anti-bacterial soaps.About half of its revenues come from new formulations developed in-house.“We’re clearly the powerhouse in our segment and we’re the go-to place for our customer base,” Cote said. “So if somebody thinks of doing antiperspirant products they come to us.”Novacap says the new investment made with the support of the Caisse de depot, Quebec Solidarity Fund, Investissement Quebec, Export Development Canada and the CSN Fund will fuel KDC’s expansion efforts. About two-thirds of the growth is expected to come from acquisitions.Cote said it is eyeing several targets that could materialize over the next 12 months. It is also looking at adding new product segments, which he refused to identify. Among the largest holes in its portfolio are aerosols, an area that is led by Kik Custom Products (TSX:KCP.UN), an Ontario firm that went public in 2002 and has expanded to 11 manufacturing facilities.The investment in KCP was made through Novacap Industries IV fund, which currently has $300 million in commitments, including $80 million from the Caisse, the manager of Quebec’s public sector pension funds. Novacap expects the Industries IV fund to reach $425 million in a few months.Private equity firms typically invest in companies for only a few years. But Jacques Foisy, president and managing partner of Novacap Industries, said it has no plans to end its 12-year relationship with KDC.“We believe that KDC has enough potential to grow to the billion-dollar mark and still we will be able to sell it somebody who will bring it to the other level,” he said in an interview. “We’re in no rush to sell this jewel.”Christian Dube, executive vice-president for the Caisse de depot, said its investment reflects its efforts to “support Quebec companies in their development and their national and international expansion.”Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter read more

Brock President experts offer reaction to Orlando tragedy

The massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning was an unthinkable tragedy that serves as a chilling reminder that homophobia still exists, says a Brock University professorJulian Kitchen, an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education, says the killings prove there’s still a long way to go when it comes to equality.“This reminds us that the fight for rights and for acceptance isn’t over,” says Kitchen. “As a gay man, this creates feelings of vulnerability.”“It used to be an act of courage to go to or march in a (gay pride) parade. More recently it has become more of a celebration. I think this will add a certain amount of gravity to the celebrations this month.”As a Faculty of Education professor, Kitchen instructs future teachers on how to handle diversity issues in the classroom.“The best way to prevent big things like this is to address the little things,” he says, pointing to bullying issues like name-calling or shoving as things that lead to bigger problems.Another Brock associate professor, Angela Book, from the Department of Psychology, researches topics such as psychopathy and victim selection.She says the terrorist responsible for the attack in Orlando is a textbook narcissist.“The narcissism makes them think that they deserve to do this,” she says. “If they’re disenfranchised, one way they think they can get famous is by doing something like this.”Book is concerned that media coverage focusing on the shooter or highlighting that it was the deadliest attack ever will make others think they should do something similar — trying to beat the record in some sort of sick, psychotic contest.“It’s upsetting that they give so much attention to it and the person. They’re using headlines that only encourage copycats,” she said. “It’s definitely a danger.”Brock University President Jack Lightstone also issued a statement Monday morning cautioning against reprisals for the “reprehensible” massacre.“Over the weekend at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, 49 persons were shot to death and about 50 others were wounded when a gunman, self-proclaiming allegiance to the ‘Islamic State’ (IS), opened fire with an automatic assault weapon.“In the past it has been my practice to issue statements when shooting incidents have occurred in educational settings, on the campuses of sister institutions, however I feel compelled to also speak out in this instance.“This is the largest number of victims of any mass shooting in the United States (or Canada). That the victims apparently were targeted specifically due to their sexual orientation makes this act of violence all the more reprehensible, if murdering innocents were not reprehensible enough.“I should like to express my personal and Brock’s sympathies to the families of the victims and to the survivors. I also wish to state that any act of reprisal against our Muslim friends and neighbours would be equally reprehensible and cowardly. Bigotry is not the answer to bigotry. Rather we all need a society in which empathy is increasingly the norm.”— Jack Lightstone, President and Vice-Chancellor, Brock University read more

Breakfast at Bebetos All you need to know from the second night

first_imgLoserVicente del Bosque – Hailed for the crisp, cutting football that delivered two major trophies in two years, the Spanish manager needs to rally his wounded troops in order to keep their title reign alive after the group stages. “This has been the most painful defeat of my whole career,” he admitted to Spanish radio station Carrusel post-match. Source: Manu FernandezJoga BonitoVan Persie’s first goal saw the Dutchman (now with added orange cape) back to his crafty, daring best.https://vine.co/v/Mj33tT016zlWhat have we got to look forward to today?Colombia attempt to break down a stubborn Greek defence without the help of injured goal-getter Radamel Falcao at 5pm.Luis Suarez rests up at 8pm as his Uruguay teammates try to see off Costa Rica.England get their World Cup underway at 11pm by taking on Italy in Manaus.Ivory Coast play Japan in the early hours of Sunday morning [2am].Dutch gold as Van Persie and the Netherlands rout SpainPeralta strikes as Mexico outclass sorry Cameroon Robin van Persie celebrates after making it 4-1 against Spain. Source: Wong Maye-EOn Day 2HOLLAND GAINED A satisfactory measure of revenge on Spain for their 2010 World Cup final loss by handing Vicente del Bosque’s men a 5-1 thrashing. Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie were unstoppable as Oranje humiliated the reigning champions. It was a result few expected after 22 minutes when Diego Costa earned Spain a questionable penalty that Xabi Alonso converted. Van Persie, who netted twice, declared, “I don’t want us to be too excited, this is just one game and three points. We have to stick together and we have to improve.”The day started with Mexico eventually scoring a legitimate goal through Oribe Peralta, in rain-soaked Natal, to beat Cameroon 1-0. Miguel Herrara’s side were denied two first-half goals as Giovani Dos Santos was called offside twice [once incorrectly]. Eric Choupo-Moting also had one chalked off for Cameroon who earned little bonus money from their sagging display.In Pool B’s other game, Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez scored Chile’s opener and teed up Jorge Valdivia for a second before Tim Cahill’s towering header reduced the deficit before half-time. The Socceroos pushed hard after the break but a Jean Beausejour goal made the game safe at 3-1 near the death.WinnerArjen Robben – The Dutch midfielder missed a one-on-one, which was saved by Iker Casillas, in the 2010 final against Spain. On Friday night, he was lethal. His first goal was Denis Bergkamp-esque and he left at least four Spaniards red-faced with his second, Holland’s fifth. Robben celebrates with Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder after scoring his sides fifth goal. Source: Manu Fernandezlast_img read more

Poll Do you have an issue with the word Easter being dropped

first_img Not at all. Chocolate is chocolate. (2354) Poll: Do you have an issue with the word ‘Easter’ being dropped from Easter products? Your daily bite-sized ballot break. Short URL 191 Comments BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has found time out from Brexit to complain that the word ‘Easter’ has been dropped from the name of an annual Easter egg hunt event in the UK.The Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail at National Trust properties around the country is now the ‘Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt’. Last year, some Irish reports eggcitedly claimed that Cadbury was actively dropping the word ‘Easter’ from its chocolate egg products here (not so, they told us).Would it matter to you if they did? Apr 4th 2017, 12:45 PM Image: Shutterstock/margouillat photo 32,946 Views http://jrnl.ie/3323341 Not at all. Chocolate is chocolate.Yes, it should say EasterI don’t careVotecenter_img Image: Shutterstock/margouillat photo Poll Results: Yes, it should say Easter (13943) Tuesday 4 Apr 2017, 12:45 PM Share21 Tweet Email8 By Fora Staff I don’t care (2187) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more