Haryana government told to compensate abuse victims

first_imgThe Haryana Human Rights Commission has found two police officers guilty of illegally taking a man and his brother under preventive arrest, beating them up and disrobing them inside the police lock up. Holding the government responsible for the act of the two police officers, the commission has recommended the government to pay ₹15,000 each to the victims.Suresh Kumar, former vice-president, Municipal Committee, Gohana, had approached the Commission in 2015 alleging that the then SHO, City Gohana police station, Sateynder Kumar, and ASI Dayanand had illegally arrested them, beat them up and made them disrobe. The duo had gone to the police station along with a couple of locals after the two police officers allegedly refused to register a case on the complaint of one Sanjeev Kumar.Sanjeev, a resident of Butana village in Gohana, was allegedly beaten up by Bali Singh and his two sons on February 8, 2015. Sanjeev was a key witness in a case against Bali and his sons and the accused wanted to prevent him from deposing in the court the next day. When Sanjeev went to police seeking registration of the case against Bali and his sons, the police refused.The Commission’s Chairperson Justice Satish Kumar Mittal and member Deep Bhatia in their order observed that the “act of the police was totally illegal and clearly in violation of the human rights of the citizens for which both the officers…are equally responsible”.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Haryana Human Rights Commission has found two police officers guilty of illegally taking a man and his brother under preventive arrest, beating them up and disrobing them inside the police lock up. Holding the government responsible for the act of the two police officers, the commission has recommended the government to pay ₹15,000 each to the victims.Suresh Kumar, former vice-president, Municipal Committee, Gohana, had approached the Commission in 2015 alleging that the then SHO, City Gohana police station, Sateynder Kumar, and ASI Dayanand had illegally arrested them, beat them up and made them disrobe. The duo had gone to the police station along with a couple of locals after the two police officers allegedly refused to register a case on the complaint of one Sanjeev Kumar.Sanjeev, a resident of Butana village in Gohana, was allegedly beaten up by Bali Singh and his two sons on February 8, 2015. Sanjeev was a key witness in a case against Bali and his sons and the accused wanted to prevent him from deposing in the court the next day. When Sanjeev went to police seeking registration of the case against Bali and his sons, the police refused.The Commission’s Chairperson Justice Satish Kumar Mittal and member Deep Bhatia in their order observed that the “act of the police was totally illegal and clearly in violation of the human rights of the citizens for which both the officers…are equally responsible”.last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona chief Cury meets with Neymar minders, Zahavi as return project launched

first_imgBarcelona chief Cury meets with Neymar minders, Zahavi as return project launchedby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have launched their plans to bring PSG star Neymar back to the Nou Camp this summer.Driving the deal is Barca chief Andre Cury, who was crucial in Neymar’s original move from Santos to the LaLiga giants.Neymar has made it clear he is eager to return – and now Barca are putting plans in place to make the deal happen.Radio Catalunya reports Cury met with the player’s minders before Christmas. He has also since held talks with super agent Pini Zahavi, who is part of Neymar’s entourage, along with Alvaro Costa, who is a close friend of the player’s.Neymar wants to return and the feeling is mutual inside Barca where the players and coaching staff would happily welcome him back. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgBarcelona chief Cury meets with Neymar minders, Zahavi as return project launchedby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have launched their plans to bring PSG star Neymar back to the Nou Camp this summer.Driving the deal is Barca chief Andre Cury, who was crucial in Neymar’s original move from Santos to the LaLiga giants.Neymar has made it clear he is eager to return – and now Barca are putting plans in place to make the deal happen.Radio Catalunya reports Cury met with the player’s minders before Christmas. He has also since held talks with super agent Pini Zahavi, who is part of Neymar’s entourage, along with Alvaro Costa, who is a close friend of the player’s.Neymar wants to return and the feeling is mutual inside Barca where the players and coaching staff would happily welcome him back. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoEverton STUNNER! UK government blocked sensational Ferenc Puskas deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton STUNNER! UK government blocked sensational Ferenc Puskas dealby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIt’s been revealed Everton made a sensational attempt to sign Hungarian and Real Madrid great Ferenc Puskas.The move is confirmed in Gavin Buckland’s book on Everton in the 1960s “Money Can’t Buy Us Love”.The Liverpool Echo reports the book reveals that John Moores, the benefactor of the Mersey Millionaires, tried to use his financial muscle to sign the Real Madrid magician in 1960, the year Puskas scored four goals in the famous European Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park.Moores’ words delivered to Everton shareholders in December 1960 are published:”It is no use people telling us to go out and buy world-class players like Real Madrid can do. The League rules will not allow it.”If I had offered Puskas a £15,000 signing on fee when he left Hungary, and made him a director of Littlewoods at £10,000 a year, I still could not have signed him for Everton because the Home Office would not have admitted him into the country as an alien, the Players’ Union would have objected and the League would have vetoed it too.”The Everton chairman then bitterly fired off his frustrations to Mike Langley of the Daily Express in August 1962.”Real Madrid, with naturalised Hungarians and Argentinians, are almost helped by the Spanish government to build the world’s best team.”Our government has no interest in football apart from taking millions in pools money out of the game and putting none of it back.” last_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton STUNNER! UK government blocked sensational Ferenc Puskas dealby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIt’s been revealed Everton made a sensational attempt to sign Hungarian and Real Madrid great Ferenc Puskas.The move is confirmed in Gavin Buckland’s book on Everton in the 1960s “Money Can’t Buy Us Love”.The Liverpool Echo reports the book reveals that John Moores, the benefactor of the Mersey Millionaires, tried to use his financial muscle to sign the Real Madrid magician in 1960, the year Puskas scored four goals in the famous European Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park.Moores’ words delivered to Everton shareholders in December 1960 are published:”It is no use people telling us to go out and buy world-class players like Real Madrid can do. The League rules will not allow it.”If I had offered Puskas a £15,000 signing on fee when he left Hungary, and made him a director of Littlewoods at £10,000 a year, I still could not have signed him for Everton because the Home Office would not have admitted him into the country as an alien, the Players’ Union would have objected and the League would have vetoed it too.”The Everton chairman then bitterly fired off his frustrations to Mike Langley of the Daily Express in August 1962.”Real Madrid, with naturalised Hungarians and Argentinians, are almost helped by the Spanish government to build the world’s best team.”Our government has no interest in football apart from taking millions in pools money out of the game and putting none of it back.” last_img read more

Ontarios craft brewers pan Doug Fords buckabeer plan as unaffordable

first_imgMany of Ontario’s craft beer brewers refuse to sacrifice quality and lower their prices to a loonie per can despite the new Progressive Conservative buck-a-beer plan.Instead, consumers may soon be paying more for small-batch suds as brewers adjust to higher prices for cans amid a trade war with Canada’s southern neighbour.“I would argue that no one in Ontario — at least no one in the Ontario craft brewing market — can possibly afford to sell their beer at that price and make … any money,” said Matt Gibson, manager of corporate sales and marketing for Burlington, Ont.-based Nickel Brook Brewing.The brewery’s least expensive product now retails at $3.05, well above the new minimums set to take effect August 27.Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday his government would lower the minimum price of a bottle or can of beer with an alcohol volume below 5.6 per cent to $1 from $1.25. The provincial government will offer a number of non-financial incentives, like prime spots in Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores and advertising in flyers or inserts, to companies that participate.A number of the province’s craft brewers decried the policy — a highly publicized campaign promise — on social media, saying they could not afford to participate without sacrificing the quality of their product.Nickel Brook Brewing would have to skimp on ingredients, fire some employees to reduce labour costs or accept the product as a loss leader to be able to charge a loonie, said Gibson, adding all three options are non-starters.The sole brewery that will reportedly offer a $1 beer so far is Barley Days Brewery, where Ford made the announcement. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.It’s unclear how the larger brewers will respond. Molson Coors Canada, the country’s second largest industry player according to a recent report by market-research firm IBISWorld, does not publicly comment on pricing, said spokesman Josh Stewart in an email. The other two largest companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Moosehead Breweries, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The government incentives for companies that can afford to participate, like prime shelf space, concern Nickel Brook Brewing and many other craft brewers.The brewery regularly pays thousands of dollars for such benefits and they tend to result in a sales uptick, he said. If Nickel Brook Brewing can’t participate in as many of these programs because they’re being given away, he said, that will inevitably impact sales.Muskoka Brewery, which operates out of Bracebridge, Ont., also can’t lower its prices while maintaining beer quality and paying their employees a living wage, said president Todd Lewin, who added there’s some shock and surprise over how the government plans to roll out the policy.“For sure, it’s a concern that the playing field isn’t level,” he said.Companies like his “invest quite heavily” in participating in those kinds of programs, Lewin said, and seeing others get that space for free “just doesn’t feel very fair.”That’s potentially problematic for an industry already grappling with recent aluminum tariffs.U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a 10 per cent fee on metal imports in early July. That decision resulted in longer wait times for can orders for breweries like Nickle Brook, said Gibson, as larger companies that need cans for their products placed much larger orders.The brewery’s lead time for orders jumped from eight weeks to 20 weeks or more, he said. The company’s been forced to use cans for less popular beers to house its better-selling brews and slap stickers on them indicating what’s inside.“We’re using whatever cans we have on hand right now to keep up with demand,” Gibson said. “If we don’t put cans out, we go out of business.”Some breweries will really struggle over the next couple of months because they’ll be unable to get any product out, he predicted.Higher prices for consumers will start to show up in stores soon, he said, as companies pass on at least part of the increased cost for cans onto beer drinkers.For now, Muskoka Brewery is eating the extra cost, said Lewin.“It’s just something that affects the bottom line,” he said, adding the company reviews its pricing quarterly and will do so again in the fall based on a multitude of factors, including the new aluminum tariff.“I think it’s still up in the air a little bit.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgMany of Ontario’s craft beer brewers refuse to sacrifice quality and lower their prices to a loonie per can despite the new Progressive Conservative buck-a-beer plan.Instead, consumers may soon be paying more for small-batch suds as brewers adjust to higher prices for cans amid a trade war with Canada’s southern neighbour.“I would argue that no one in Ontario — at least no one in the Ontario craft brewing market — can possibly afford to sell their beer at that price and make … any money,” said Matt Gibson, manager of corporate sales and marketing for Burlington, Ont.-based Nickel Brook Brewing.The brewery’s least expensive product now retails at $3.05, well above the new minimums set to take effect August 27.Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday his government would lower the minimum price of a bottle or can of beer with an alcohol volume below 5.6 per cent to $1 from $1.25. The provincial government will offer a number of non-financial incentives, like prime spots in Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores and advertising in flyers or inserts, to companies that participate.A number of the province’s craft brewers decried the policy — a highly publicized campaign promise — on social media, saying they could not afford to participate without sacrificing the quality of their product.Nickel Brook Brewing would have to skimp on ingredients, fire some employees to reduce labour costs or accept the product as a loss leader to be able to charge a loonie, said Gibson, adding all three options are non-starters.The sole brewery that will reportedly offer a $1 beer so far is Barley Days Brewery, where Ford made the announcement. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.It’s unclear how the larger brewers will respond. Molson Coors Canada, the country’s second largest industry player according to a recent report by market-research firm IBISWorld, does not publicly comment on pricing, said spokesman Josh Stewart in an email. The other two largest companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Moosehead Breweries, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The government incentives for companies that can afford to participate, like prime shelf space, concern Nickel Brook Brewing and many other craft brewers.The brewery regularly pays thousands of dollars for such benefits and they tend to result in a sales uptick, he said. If Nickel Brook Brewing can’t participate in as many of these programs because they’re being given away, he said, that will inevitably impact sales.Muskoka Brewery, which operates out of Bracebridge, Ont., also can’t lower its prices while maintaining beer quality and paying their employees a living wage, said president Todd Lewin, who added there’s some shock and surprise over how the government plans to roll out the policy.“For sure, it’s a concern that the playing field isn’t level,” he said.Companies like his “invest quite heavily” in participating in those kinds of programs, Lewin said, and seeing others get that space for free “just doesn’t feel very fair.”That’s potentially problematic for an industry already grappling with recent aluminum tariffs.U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a 10 per cent fee on metal imports in early July. That decision resulted in longer wait times for can orders for breweries like Nickle Brook, said Gibson, as larger companies that need cans for their products placed much larger orders.The brewery’s lead time for orders jumped from eight weeks to 20 weeks or more, he said. The company’s been forced to use cans for less popular beers to house its better-selling brews and slap stickers on them indicating what’s inside.“We’re using whatever cans we have on hand right now to keep up with demand,” Gibson said. “If we don’t put cans out, we go out of business.”Some breweries will really struggle over the next couple of months because they’ll be unable to get any product out, he predicted.Higher prices for consumers will start to show up in stores soon, he said, as companies pass on at least part of the increased cost for cans onto beer drinkers.For now, Muskoka Brewery is eating the extra cost, said Lewin.“It’s just something that affects the bottom line,” he said, adding the company reviews its pricing quarterly and will do so again in the fall based on a multitude of factors, including the new aluminum tariff.“I think it’s still up in the air a little bit.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Mamata calls for paribartan to rid nation of fear psychosis induced by

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called for paribartan (change) of guard at the Centre to get rid of the fear psychosis, particularly among the business community, which the Narendra Modi government has induced in the country.”There was a time when the people of the country loved the leader of their nation. But now people are apprehensive about the leader. This situation prevailing in the country needs a change. If this happens, I assure you that the business community and the industrialists will not face any problem. Communities like the Marwaris and the Punjabis will be able to live peacefully. We will work together and bring a new policy to ensure that you do not suffer from any harassment,” Banerjee said at a Holi celebration event organised by the International Marwari Federation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn a word of advice to the business community, Banerjee reiterated that till they (BJP) are in power at the Centre, they should be alert and careful. “The businessmen are scared as agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), I-T (Income Tax) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are being set against them,” she maintained. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister lashed out at BJP for questioning her religion and threw a Sanskrit mantra chanting challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. “Puja does not only mean sporting a tilak, Amit (Shah) babu and Modi babu (PM Modi). Come have a competition of mantras with me. Let’s see who knows more Sanskrit mantras,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”They allege we do not allow Pujas in Bengal. They should go and see how many ‘mandirs’ (temples) have been constructed. Humanity is my religion and I do not need lectures from them about religion,” she added. Providing a list of the shrines that have received a facelift during her government’s rule, she said that the state government has recently inaugurated a skywalk at Dakshineshwar. Tarakeshwar and Tarapith have been developed and Gangasagar has witnessed a total overhaul. “People used to say ‘Sab tirtha barbar, Gangasagar ekbar’. Now they say ‘Gangasagar barbar’. They have failed in building the Ram Mandir and simply engage in political rhetoric over it before elections,” Banerjee said. Continuing her tirade against the saffron party, she asserted that she believes in playing Holi with colours “unlike some sections (BJP) which believe in paying with blood”. “I believe in playing Holi with colours and with a pure mind, unlike them who believe in playing Holi with the blood of others. I do not need to learn the meaning of communal harmony from a divisive force like the BJP,” Banerjee said. She urged the people of the state to maintain communal harmony on the days of ‘Doljatra’ (as the festival of colours is known in Bengal) and Holi and cautioned people to be on guard against any effort to disturb peace in the state.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called for paribartan (change) of guard at the Centre to get rid of the fear psychosis, particularly among the business community, which the Narendra Modi government has induced in the country.”There was a time when the people of the country loved the leader of their nation. But now people are apprehensive about the leader. This situation prevailing in the country needs a change. If this happens, I assure you that the business community and the industrialists will not face any problem. Communities like the Marwaris and the Punjabis will be able to live peacefully. We will work together and bring a new policy to ensure that you do not suffer from any harassment,” Banerjee said at a Holi celebration event organised by the International Marwari Federation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn a word of advice to the business community, Banerjee reiterated that till they (BJP) are in power at the Centre, they should be alert and careful. “The businessmen are scared as agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), I-T (Income Tax) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are being set against them,” she maintained. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister lashed out at BJP for questioning her religion and threw a Sanskrit mantra chanting challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. “Puja does not only mean sporting a tilak, Amit (Shah) babu and Modi babu (PM Modi). Come have a competition of mantras with me. Let’s see who knows more Sanskrit mantras,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”They allege we do not allow Pujas in Bengal. They should go and see how many ‘mandirs’ (temples) have been constructed. Humanity is my religion and I do not need lectures from them about religion,” she added. Providing a list of the shrines that have received a facelift during her government’s rule, she said that the state government has recently inaugurated a skywalk at Dakshineshwar. Tarakeshwar and Tarapith have been developed and Gangasagar has witnessed a total overhaul. “People used to say ‘Sab tirtha barbar, Gangasagar ekbar’. Now they say ‘Gangasagar barbar’. They have failed in building the Ram Mandir and simply engage in political rhetoric over it before elections,” Banerjee said. Continuing her tirade against the saffron party, she asserted that she believes in playing Holi with colours “unlike some sections (BJP) which believe in paying with blood”. “I believe in playing Holi with colours and with a pure mind, unlike them who believe in playing Holi with the blood of others. I do not need to learn the meaning of communal harmony from a divisive force like the BJP,” Banerjee said. She urged the people of the state to maintain communal harmony on the days of ‘Doljatra’ (as the festival of colours is known in Bengal) and Holi and cautioned people to be on guard against any effort to disturb peace in the state.last_img read more

After first loss OSU womens soccer looks to get back on track

OSU freshman midfielder Arden Holden (5) passes the ball during a game against Bucknell on Sept. 13 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 2-0. Credit: Carlee Frank / For The LanternBig Ten conference play is set to begin in Columbus on Thursday evening as the No. 20 Ohio State women’s soccer team is scheduled to host the Minnesota Gophers at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. On Sunday afternoon, the Buckeyes are slated to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in game two of Big Ten play.The Buckeyes enter Thursday’s tilt at 5-1-1 on the season.OSU suffered its first loss of the season last weekend to West Virginia, but junior forward Nichelle Prince said she thinks the loss to the Mountaineers was a learning lesson for the team as it prepares to tackle the second half of its season.“I think it just made us realize that we still have a lot to work on,” Prince said. “We did have a good out-of-conference season but there is still a lot we need to do if we want to become Big Ten Champions and make it far into NCAAs.”Walker also said that, despite having just one loss, it is clear that the team has work to do.“There is a fine line in encouraging your players to be decision-makers and also getting them to play in symphony,” Walker said.The team’s strong start has come despite suffering a few injuries, but OSU coach Lori Walker said the Scarlet and Gray were prepared to handle those type of setbacks. “Any time a player gets injured it certainly changes your dynamic,” Walker said. “It’s one of those things we talk about in preseason, is that the starting line up at the beginning of the year, is never going to be the same at the end of the year. We try and get our players to think in those terms, and know they are always one ankle sprain away from having a role change. You just roll with it at this point in the season.”Walker said that with conference play now starting, the team will “reset” itself after seven hard-fought matches to start 2015.“Our record right now in the conference is 0-0-0, and so we’re perfect and that’s awesome,” she said. “We want to go into the conference play with that mentality of just getting after it with a clean slate.”Although the Buckeyes have a clean slate, Walker knows it might not stay that way for long due to the quality of teams in their conference. “There’s never an easy game in the Big Ten, and it becomes a real grind,” she said. “Just taking them one at a time as they come, and every team presents a different set of problems and we just have to be ready to play chess.”The Buckeyes are 4-1-0 at home and look to keep that success at home against the Gophers and Badgers.For that to continue, Walker said it will depend on the team’s attention to detail.“The little details add up to the big ones. Soccer is a thinking woman’s game and we want our players to be able to dissect what is the team doing, but while they’re doing that they can’t lose track of what the littlest details are,” she said.The Buckeyes and the Gophers are set to square off at 7:30 p.m., while the Badgers are scheduled to come to town for a noon match. read more

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OSU freshman midfielder Arden Holden (5) passes the ball during a game against Bucknell on Sept. 13 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 2-0. Credit: Carlee Frank / For The LanternBig Ten conference play is set to begin in Columbus on Thursday evening as the No. 20 Ohio State women’s soccer team is scheduled to host the Minnesota Gophers at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. On Sunday afternoon, the Buckeyes are slated to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in game two of Big Ten play.The Buckeyes enter Thursday’s tilt at 5-1-1 on the season.OSU suffered its first loss of the season last weekend to West Virginia, but junior forward Nichelle Prince said she thinks the loss to the Mountaineers was a learning lesson for the team as it prepares to tackle the second half of its season.“I think it just made us realize that we still have a lot to work on,” Prince said. “We did have a good out-of-conference season but there is still a lot we need to do if we want to become Big Ten Champions and make it far into NCAAs.”Walker also said that, despite having just one loss, it is clear that the team has work to do.“There is a fine line in encouraging your players to be decision-makers and also getting them to play in symphony,” Walker said.The team’s strong start has come despite suffering a few injuries, but OSU coach Lori Walker said the Scarlet and Gray were prepared to handle those type of setbacks. “Any time a player gets injured it certainly changes your dynamic,” Walker said. “It’s one of those things we talk about in preseason, is that the starting line up at the beginning of the year, is never going to be the same at the end of the year. We try and get our players to think in those terms, and know they are always one ankle sprain away from having a role change. You just roll with it at this point in the season.”Walker said that with conference play now starting, the team will “reset” itself after seven hard-fought matches to start 2015.“Our record right now in the conference is 0-0-0, and so we’re perfect and that’s awesome,” she said. “We want to go into the conference play with that mentality of just getting after it with a clean slate.”Although the Buckeyes have a clean slate, Walker knows it might not stay that way for long due to the quality of teams in their conference. “There’s never an easy game in the Big Ten, and it becomes a real grind,” she said. “Just taking them one at a time as they come, and every team presents a different set of problems and we just have to be ready to play chess.”The Buckeyes are 4-1-0 at home and look to keep that success at home against the Gophers and Badgers.For that to continue, Walker said it will depend on the team’s attention to detail.“The little details add up to the big ones. Soccer is a thinking woman’s game and we want our players to be able to dissect what is the team doing, but while they’re doing that they can’t lose track of what the littlest details are,” she said.The Buckeyes and the Gophers are set to square off at 7:30 p.m., while the Badgers are scheduled to come to town for a noon match. read more

Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL Week 4

Former Buckeyes Marshon Lattimore, Tyvis Powell and Darron Lee catch up during the Spring Game on April 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Of league rookies, sophomores and veterans, here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New York Jets LB Darron LeeThe New York Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, and second-year linebacker Darron Lee had an impressive game after struggling to start the season. He tallied seven  tackles (four solo, three assists) including a key tackle during the Jaguars’ drive in overtime. __________________________________New Orleans Saints WR Michael ThomasIt was just another day at the office for Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday. Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a dominant 20-0 win.__________________________________New Orleans Saints CB Marshon LattimoreMarshon Lattimore shined Sunday as the Saints’ defense shut out the Dolphins in a 20-0 blowout. Lattimore had five tackles and a forced fumble in a dominant defensive performance. For the first time in a few seasons, the Saints have a potential star on the defensive side of the football, an encouraging sign for a team that consistently produces offensively.__________________________________Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong performance Sunday as the Cowboys sprinted to an early lead against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott did a little bit of everything, rushing 21 times for 85 yards and catching four passes for 54 yards. He scored a rushing and receiving touchdown. __________________________________Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan ShazierThe Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier rocked their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 26-9. Shazier was all over the field, totalling 11 tackles along with an interception and three passes defended. The Steelers’ defense has been somewhat inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, Shazier has been one of the team’s more consistent performers.__________________________________Other notable players:Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa: six tackles against the Philadelphia EaglesIndianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker: one interception against the Seattle SeahawksSan Francisco running back Carlos Hyde: 16 carries for 68 yards against the Arizona CardinalsCarolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel: Did not play against the New England Patriots read more

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Former Buckeyes Marshon Lattimore, Tyvis Powell and Darron Lee catch up during the Spring Game on April 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Of league rookies, sophomores and veterans, here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New York Jets LB Darron LeeThe New York Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, and second-year linebacker Darron Lee had an impressive game after struggling to start the season. He tallied seven  tackles (four solo, three assists) including a key tackle during the Jaguars’ drive in overtime. __________________________________New Orleans Saints WR Michael ThomasIt was just another day at the office for Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday. Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a dominant 20-0 win.__________________________________New Orleans Saints CB Marshon LattimoreMarshon Lattimore shined Sunday as the Saints’ defense shut out the Dolphins in a 20-0 blowout. Lattimore had five tackles and a forced fumble in a dominant defensive performance. For the first time in a few seasons, the Saints have a potential star on the defensive side of the football, an encouraging sign for a team that consistently produces offensively.__________________________________Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong performance Sunday as the Cowboys sprinted to an early lead against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott did a little bit of everything, rushing 21 times for 85 yards and catching four passes for 54 yards. He scored a rushing and receiving touchdown. __________________________________Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan ShazierThe Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier rocked their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 26-9. Shazier was all over the field, totalling 11 tackles along with an interception and three passes defended. The Steelers’ defense has been somewhat inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, Shazier has been one of the team’s more consistent performers.__________________________________Other notable players:Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa: six tackles against the Philadelphia EaglesIndianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker: one interception against the Seattle SeahawksSan Francisco running back Carlos Hyde: 16 carries for 68 yards against the Arizona CardinalsCarolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel: Did not play against the New England Patriots read more

Callejon I think it was a fair result

first_imgJose Callejon said Napoli are proving bookmakers wrong by climbing to the summit of their Champions League group ahead of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.Napoli went joint top with Liverpool after securing a 1-1 draw against PSG, but with a superior head-to-head record.“I think it was a fair result. They had a very good first half, while we pushed forward in the second looking for the equaliser,” the Spaniard told Football Italia.“It was important not to lose and we wanted more, but the group remains open and we’re still up there.”It was Callejon who won the decisive penalty, converted by Lorenzo Insigne when he was sandwiched between Thiago Silva and Gigi Buffon.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“I saw Lorenzo had the shot and Thiago Silva made an error, so I went for it.”Liverpool suffered a shocking 2-0 loss away to Red Star Belgrade and it’s now incredibly tight, as the Reds and Napoli have six points, PSG five and Red Star four.“It’s open now, there are three very important points up for grabs against Red Star Belgrade and we’ve got to give our all.“As the Coach told us, people thought we’d be dead the moment the draw was made, but we are still up there and can play our football.”last_img read more

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first_imgJose Callejon said Napoli are proving bookmakers wrong by climbing to the summit of their Champions League group ahead of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.Napoli went joint top with Liverpool after securing a 1-1 draw against PSG, but with a superior head-to-head record.“I think it was a fair result. They had a very good first half, while we pushed forward in the second looking for the equaliser,” the Spaniard told Football Italia.“It was important not to lose and we wanted more, but the group remains open and we’re still up there.”It was Callejon who won the decisive penalty, converted by Lorenzo Insigne when he was sandwiched between Thiago Silva and Gigi Buffon.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“I saw Lorenzo had the shot and Thiago Silva made an error, so I went for it.”Liverpool suffered a shocking 2-0 loss away to Red Star Belgrade and it’s now incredibly tight, as the Reds and Napoli have six points, PSG five and Red Star four.“It’s open now, there are three very important points up for grabs against Red Star Belgrade and we’ve got to give our all.“As the Coach told us, people thought we’d be dead the moment the draw was made, but we are still up there and can play our football.”last_img read more

Mourinho admits top four spot would be a miracle

first_imgSecuring a top four slot for Manchester United this season would be a miracle according to manager Jose Mourinho.United are in seventh place in the league, eight points adrift Wednesday opponents Arsenal currently in the fourth position.The Red Devils are yet to win since November 3 having drawn their last two league games against Crystal Palace and Southampton.Speaking to Brazilian outlet RedeTV after the 2-2 draw at St Mary’s, Mourinho said: “Last year, we said that getting in 2nd place was a fantastic thing due to the qualities we had compared to the qualities of the other teams fighting for the top four.”Emphasising on his aim for the rest of the campaign, he said: “Try to win as many points as possible and try almost the miracle to end in fourth.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Meanwhile, Mourinho is acting like he wants to be sacked, according to Chris Sutton.According to Daily Mail, former England striker Sutton said: “Mourinho is a better watch than Man United at the moment – the team on the pitch. Mourinho does more point scoring off the pitch than his team does on it.“It’s not a happy camp. What’s going to happen in January? Can he be trusted with a pot of money in January?“I think he wants the sack.“His signings have been a disaster and he wants more money. How can they trust him with the performances the way they have been? What is good about Man United this season? And it all comes from the manager who is blaming everyone else.”last_img read more

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first_imgSecuring a top four slot for Manchester United this season would be a miracle according to manager Jose Mourinho.United are in seventh place in the league, eight points adrift Wednesday opponents Arsenal currently in the fourth position.The Red Devils are yet to win since November 3 having drawn their last two league games against Crystal Palace and Southampton.Speaking to Brazilian outlet RedeTV after the 2-2 draw at St Mary’s, Mourinho said: “Last year, we said that getting in 2nd place was a fantastic thing due to the qualities we had compared to the qualities of the other teams fighting for the top four.”Emphasising on his aim for the rest of the campaign, he said: “Try to win as many points as possible and try almost the miracle to end in fourth.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Meanwhile, Mourinho is acting like he wants to be sacked, according to Chris Sutton.According to Daily Mail, former England striker Sutton said: “Mourinho is a better watch than Man United at the moment – the team on the pitch. Mourinho does more point scoring off the pitch than his team does on it.“It’s not a happy camp. What’s going to happen in January? Can he be trusted with a pot of money in January?“I think he wants the sack.“His signings have been a disaster and he wants more money. How can they trust him with the performances the way they have been? What is good about Man United this season? And it all comes from the manager who is blaming everyone else.”last_img read more

CEO Stole 7 Million from Company to Fund Luxury Lifestyle Where Did

first_imgThe former CEO of a London-based training company has been slapped with a lawsuit for embezzling more than $7 million from the firm to fund his luxury lifestyle.Aaron Thomas, 26, was sacked from Oakmont Trading Ltd earlier this year for squandering company money, and according to the New York Post, the company is seeking legal action to recover the amount.”While Thomas has made some disclosures as to the whereabouts of the misappropriated funds, a sum of around [$2.5 million] remains unaccounted for,” the suit stated, according to the New York Post.Thomas founded the company in 2010 and later sold 74 percent of the company’s stock to investors, Oakmont Trading Ltd stated in the lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday.The company, which is suing Thomas in London, decided to file a lawsuit against him in the U.S. as well because its former CEO and fiancée are staying in Manhattan.Reportedly, Thomas spent a good amount of the company money to aid his luxury lifestyle, which included paying $14,500 a month for a Manhattan apartment and shelling out $171,000 on a Tiffany engagement ring for his Brazilian fiancée.The Australia native even used $20,000 of the company funds to get breast implants for his beloved, although it is not sure if it was for his fiancée because the lawsuit stated that Thomas has had multiple girlfriends between 2012 and 2013.In addition to that, Thomas spent $91,000 of company funds on a trip to Las Vegas in May 2013 and another $121,500 was spent on designer watches. About $2.8 million was spent to buy an Aston Martin, Porsche Cayenne, an Audi and a BMW.A number of flights taken by Thomas and his girlfriends, including fiancée Thaiana Rodrigues were also paid using the company funds.”During a Caribbean vacation in Turks & Caicos for himself, Rodrigues, and members of Rodrigues’ family, Thomas chartered a luxury yacht and private jet for his travel companions at a cost of over $30,000, both of which were paid for with Oakmont funds,” the suit stated.Thomas has vowed to file a counter lawsuit against Oakmont Trading Ltd, the New York Post reported.last_img read more

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first_imgThe former CEO of a London-based training company has been slapped with a lawsuit for embezzling more than $7 million from the firm to fund his luxury lifestyle.Aaron Thomas, 26, was sacked from Oakmont Trading Ltd earlier this year for squandering company money, and according to the New York Post, the company is seeking legal action to recover the amount.”While Thomas has made some disclosures as to the whereabouts of the misappropriated funds, a sum of around [$2.5 million] remains unaccounted for,” the suit stated, according to the New York Post.Thomas founded the company in 2010 and later sold 74 percent of the company’s stock to investors, Oakmont Trading Ltd stated in the lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday.The company, which is suing Thomas in London, decided to file a lawsuit against him in the U.S. as well because its former CEO and fiancée are staying in Manhattan.Reportedly, Thomas spent a good amount of the company money to aid his luxury lifestyle, which included paying $14,500 a month for a Manhattan apartment and shelling out $171,000 on a Tiffany engagement ring for his Brazilian fiancée.The Australia native even used $20,000 of the company funds to get breast implants for his beloved, although it is not sure if it was for his fiancée because the lawsuit stated that Thomas has had multiple girlfriends between 2012 and 2013.In addition to that, Thomas spent $91,000 of company funds on a trip to Las Vegas in May 2013 and another $121,500 was spent on designer watches. About $2.8 million was spent to buy an Aston Martin, Porsche Cayenne, an Audi and a BMW.A number of flights taken by Thomas and his girlfriends, including fiancée Thaiana Rodrigues were also paid using the company funds.”During a Caribbean vacation in Turks & Caicos for himself, Rodrigues, and members of Rodrigues’ family, Thomas chartered a luxury yacht and private jet for his travel companions at a cost of over $30,000, both of which were paid for with Oakmont funds,” the suit stated.Thomas has vowed to file a counter lawsuit against Oakmont Trading Ltd, the New York Post reported.last_img read more

Snapped deal Softbank to spend 2 billion on taking stake in Flipkart

first_imgFlipkartReutersSnapdeal’s shareholder Softbank Group still plans to invest in Flipkart despite a failed merger between giant online retailer Flipkart and smaller rival Snapdeal — which could give the Japanese investor an opportunity to hold a significant stake in Flipkart.Softbank plans to invest about $2 billion through Vision Fund, according to a Reuters report.Flipkart, the only potential rival to US online retailer Amazon in India, was almost on the verge of acquiring its small competitor Snapdeal, but the merger was called off on Monday.That happened right after Snapdeal sold its digital platform Freecharge to Axis Bank.Also, with the money received from selling Freecharge, Snapdeal decided to cut jobs heavily, laying off at least 80 percent of the workforce.Over and above, Softbank could invest almost up to $2 billion in Flipkart, Bloomberg reported.Softbank, being a reputed startup investor, has invested in big Indian startups like Grofers and Ola before.Why did the merger fail?Flipkart and Snapdeal were in merger talks for a few months now. Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal and company employees took hefty pay cuts as the company’s condition worsened as a result of failed strategies and strong competition from Amazon and Flipkart. Against this poor performance, its biggest home competitor Flipkart stepped in to buy Snapdeal.Initially, Flipkart revised its bid for Snapdeal at $850 million, but the offer was rejected as Snapdeal demanded around $900 million.However, after multiple rounds of meetings and negotiations between both retailers, the merger collapsed. This development came right after Snapdeal sold Freecharge to Axis Bank. Armed with the Rs 385 crore which it received from Axis Bank, Snapdeal plans to revive its business strategies and models without having to shake hands with challenger Flipkart.Future at startups, a risky affairAs Snapdeal, — following the company declining the Flipkart offer –, has decided to lay off about 1,000 employees, it not only adds to the fears of those employees, but also sends out red flags to the ones who may be looking out for a career with other startups or already working for them. Such mass layoffs by startups and other tech firms also add up to the very poor unemployment picture staring India in the face.  Nevertheless, despite decisions like mass layoffs and rejecting Flipkart’s offer, it will be interesting to see if Snapdeal can make a comeback and build on the the name it made for itself early on.last_img read more

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first_imgFlipkartReutersSnapdeal’s shareholder Softbank Group still plans to invest in Flipkart despite a failed merger between giant online retailer Flipkart and smaller rival Snapdeal — which could give the Japanese investor an opportunity to hold a significant stake in Flipkart.Softbank plans to invest about $2 billion through Vision Fund, according to a Reuters report.Flipkart, the only potential rival to US online retailer Amazon in India, was almost on the verge of acquiring its small competitor Snapdeal, but the merger was called off on Monday.That happened right after Snapdeal sold its digital platform Freecharge to Axis Bank.Also, with the money received from selling Freecharge, Snapdeal decided to cut jobs heavily, laying off at least 80 percent of the workforce.Over and above, Softbank could invest almost up to $2 billion in Flipkart, Bloomberg reported.Softbank, being a reputed startup investor, has invested in big Indian startups like Grofers and Ola before.Why did the merger fail?Flipkart and Snapdeal were in merger talks for a few months now. Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal and company employees took hefty pay cuts as the company’s condition worsened as a result of failed strategies and strong competition from Amazon and Flipkart. Against this poor performance, its biggest home competitor Flipkart stepped in to buy Snapdeal.Initially, Flipkart revised its bid for Snapdeal at $850 million, but the offer was rejected as Snapdeal demanded around $900 million.However, after multiple rounds of meetings and negotiations between both retailers, the merger collapsed. This development came right after Snapdeal sold Freecharge to Axis Bank. Armed with the Rs 385 crore which it received from Axis Bank, Snapdeal plans to revive its business strategies and models without having to shake hands with challenger Flipkart.Future at startups, a risky affairAs Snapdeal, — following the company declining the Flipkart offer –, has decided to lay off about 1,000 employees, it not only adds to the fears of those employees, but also sends out red flags to the ones who may be looking out for a career with other startups or already working for them. Such mass layoffs by startups and other tech firms also add up to the very poor unemployment picture staring India in the face.  Nevertheless, despite decisions like mass layoffs and rejecting Flipkart’s offer, it will be interesting to see if Snapdeal can make a comeback and build on the the name it made for itself early on.last_img read more

TRP Report Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum going strong Kapil Sharma Show and

first_imgInstagramThe TRP report of this week is finally here and as always has brought some good news and some disappointing news too. Let’s take a look at which show has done the best last week.Dheeraj Dhoopar and Shraddha Arya’s Kundali Bhagya has grabbed the top spot this week followed by Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai at the second spot. While Kundali Bhagya was at the second spot last week, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata was at the top.Kumkum Bhagya has taken up the third spot followed by Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke at the fourth spot, as per the TRP chart by Pinkvilla. Kumkum Bhagya was at the same spot last week too. Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke has taken a massive leap this week as the show was at the eighth spot last week. Tujhse Hai Raabta is at the fifth spot while Kasautii Zindagii Kay is at the sixth spot this week. Tujhse Ha Raabta was at the sixth spot last week and Kasautii was at the seventh spot last week too.Guddan – Tumse Na Ho Paayega is at the seventh spot this week. The show was at the tenth spot last week. Dipika Kakar and Karan V Grover’s new show, Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum, has taken up the eighth spot this week. Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala is at the ninth spot this week followed by Superstar Singer Singing Ka Kal at the tenth spot.Kapil Sharma Show has again failed to make the cut and has not featured in the top ten. But, nevertheless, the popularity of the show and the love it receives from the audience hasn’t diminished a bit.last_img read more

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first_imgInstagramThe TRP report of this week is finally here and as always has brought some good news and some disappointing news too. Let’s take a look at which show has done the best last week.Dheeraj Dhoopar and Shraddha Arya’s Kundali Bhagya has grabbed the top spot this week followed by Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai at the second spot. While Kundali Bhagya was at the second spot last week, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata was at the top.Kumkum Bhagya has taken up the third spot followed by Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke at the fourth spot, as per the TRP chart by Pinkvilla. Kumkum Bhagya was at the same spot last week too. Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke has taken a massive leap this week as the show was at the eighth spot last week. Tujhse Hai Raabta is at the fifth spot while Kasautii Zindagii Kay is at the sixth spot this week. Tujhse Ha Raabta was at the sixth spot last week and Kasautii was at the seventh spot last week too.Guddan – Tumse Na Ho Paayega is at the seventh spot this week. The show was at the tenth spot last week. Dipika Kakar and Karan V Grover’s new show, Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum, has taken up the eighth spot this week. Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala is at the ninth spot this week followed by Superstar Singer Singing Ka Kal at the tenth spot.Kapil Sharma Show has again failed to make the cut and has not featured in the top ten. But, nevertheless, the popularity of the show and the love it receives from the audience hasn’t diminished a bit.last_img read more

After missing out from India squad Shubman Gill speaks about disappointment lays

first_imgBefore India’s squads for the respective series against West Indies was slated to be announced, young Shubman Gill was tipped as one of the favourites to make it to the limited-overs squads. He impressed in the IPL when he opened for the Kolkata Knight Riders and then has been impressive with the India ‘A’ side in the ongoing West Indies tour.However, the young man did not find any place in any of the squads and this has left him disappointed. India are scheduled to play three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests against Windies but Gill couldn’t break into the team despite performing well for India A recently.’Disappointing not to get picked’ India’s Shubman GillMARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images”I was waiting for the Indian senior team to be announced on Sunday and I expected to be selected for at least one of the squads,” Gill told Cricketnext. “It was disappointing not to get picked but I am not going to spend time thinking over it. I’ll keep scoring runs and performing to the best of my ability to impress the selectors.””It was a fantastic series for me and team as well since we won with a 4-1 margin. Personally, I would have liked to carry on and score at least a couple of hundreds in those fifties. But I will learn from this experience,” he further added. Shubman GillICC/Getty ImagesSpeaking about the pitches and the West Indies ‘A’ side, the right-hander said that the opposition was a tough one and that the surfaces, especially in the first couple of games was very tough to bat on.”The West Indies team that we faced here in the series was very good. The pitches — especially in the first few one-dayers — were very tough to bat on. It was tough challenging cricket and it’s good that we managed to come out on top,” Gill said.The young man believes that he has learnt from the experience on the tour and would now look to adapt and adjust his game depending on the match situation.”The biggest lesson that I have learned from my first West Indies tour is to try to curb my natural game depending on match condition. It’s important to block the good balls as well and remain at the crease for as long as possible. Person who is set at the crease needs to bat through the difficult period,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgBefore India’s squads for the respective series against West Indies was slated to be announced, young Shubman Gill was tipped as one of the favourites to make it to the limited-overs squads. He impressed in the IPL when he opened for the Kolkata Knight Riders and then has been impressive with the India ‘A’ side in the ongoing West Indies tour.However, the young man did not find any place in any of the squads and this has left him disappointed. India are scheduled to play three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests against Windies but Gill couldn’t break into the team despite performing well for India A recently.’Disappointing not to get picked’ India’s Shubman GillMARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images”I was waiting for the Indian senior team to be announced on Sunday and I expected to be selected for at least one of the squads,” Gill told Cricketnext. “It was disappointing not to get picked but I am not going to spend time thinking over it. I’ll keep scoring runs and performing to the best of my ability to impress the selectors.””It was a fantastic series for me and team as well since we won with a 4-1 margin. Personally, I would have liked to carry on and score at least a couple of hundreds in those fifties. But I will learn from this experience,” he further added. Shubman GillICC/Getty ImagesSpeaking about the pitches and the West Indies ‘A’ side, the right-hander said that the opposition was a tough one and that the surfaces, especially in the first couple of games was very tough to bat on.”The West Indies team that we faced here in the series was very good. The pitches — especially in the first few one-dayers — were very tough to bat on. It was tough challenging cricket and it’s good that we managed to come out on top,” Gill said.The young man believes that he has learnt from the experience on the tour and would now look to adapt and adjust his game depending on the match situation.”The biggest lesson that I have learned from my first West Indies tour is to try to curb my natural game depending on match condition. It’s important to block the good balls as well and remain at the crease for as long as possible. Person who is set at the crease needs to bat through the difficult period,” he added.last_img read more

Pope ends Asia tour dominated by Rohingya crisis

first_imgPope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.The Catholic leader flew out of Dhaka after visiting a hospital run by the order of Mother Theresa and addressing thousands of students on the final day of a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar that has been dominated by the plight of the Rohingya.Pope Francis is known for championing the rights of refugees and has repeatedly expressed support for the long-suffering Rohingya, describing them as his “brothers and sisters”.The usually forthright pontiff walked a diplomatic tightrope during his four days in Myanmar — the first papal visit to the country — avoiding any direct reference to the Rohingya in public while appealing to Buddhist leaders to overcome “prejudice and hatred”.In Bangladesh he addressed the issue head-on, meeting a group of Rohingya refugees from the squalid camps in southern Bangladesh in an emotional encounter in Dhaka.Among them was a 12-year-old girl who told him she had lost all her family in a Myanmar army attack on her village before fleeing across the border earlier this year.”Your tragedy is very hard, very great, but it has a place in our hearts,” he told them.”In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the face of the world’s indifference, I ask for your forgiveness.”- ‘Clear message’ -The pope referred to the refugees as Rohingya, using the term for the first time on the tour after the archbishop of Yangon advised him that doing so in Myanmar could inflame tensions and endanger Christians.The word is politically sensitive in the mainly Buddhist country because many there do not consider the Rohingya a distinct ethnic group, regarding them instead as interlopers from Bangladesh.He had faced criticism from some rights activists and refugees for failing to address the issue publicly.He did not visit the refugee camps, where only a handful were aware that one of the world’s most high-profile leaders was championing their cause just 300 miles (around 500 kilometres) away.One refugee expressed gratitude that the pope had finally uttered the word Rohingya, and said he believed the meeting would have a big impact.”It is the first time that a great world leader has listened to us,” 29-year-old Rohingya teacher Mohammad Zubair told AFP.”This meeting will send a clear message to global leaders.”But Yangon-based analyst David Mathieson said the tour would “do nothing dramatically to alter the humanitarian disaster of Rakhine” in Myanmar, where the violence against the Rohingya has unfolded.”I think the Pope’s strategy for his visit to Bangladesh was (to) keep international attention focused on the immense humanitarian crisis… and provide some inspiration for the Christians of Myanmar,” he said.More than 620,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since a militant attack on police posts in late August sparked a deadly crackdown by the Myanmar military.They have given consistent accounts of mass rape, killings and villages deliberately burned to the ground by soldiers and Buddhist militia.The two countries last month signed an agreement to begin repatriating refugees, but rights groups say they are concerned about plans to house them in camps away from their former homes — many of which have been destroyed.During his tour the pope led well-attended open-air masses in Bangladesh and Myanmar, which both have small Christian populations.In the morning he was greeted by hundreds of Bangladeshi nuns at the Mother Teresa House clinic in Dhaka, all dressed in the blue-and-white habit favoured by the woman who dedicated her life to the region’s poorest.Earlier he paid tribute to the works of Catholics in Bangladesh, where schools and clinics run by the church provide a lifeline for poor communities.”I am sure if the pope touches my head and prays for me, I’ll be cured,” Ananda Hira, a kidney patient who receives dialysis at the clinic, told AFP ahead of the visit. “God listens to his prayers.” Pope Francis looks on before departing after his three-day visit to Bangladesh, in Dhaka on 2 December, 2017. Photo: AFPlast_img read more

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first_imgPope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.The Catholic leader flew out of Dhaka after visiting a hospital run by the order of Mother Theresa and addressing thousands of students on the final day of a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar that has been dominated by the plight of the Rohingya.Pope Francis is known for championing the rights of refugees and has repeatedly expressed support for the long-suffering Rohingya, describing them as his “brothers and sisters”.The usually forthright pontiff walked a diplomatic tightrope during his four days in Myanmar — the first papal visit to the country — avoiding any direct reference to the Rohingya in public while appealing to Buddhist leaders to overcome “prejudice and hatred”.In Bangladesh he addressed the issue head-on, meeting a group of Rohingya refugees from the squalid camps in southern Bangladesh in an emotional encounter in Dhaka.Among them was a 12-year-old girl who told him she had lost all her family in a Myanmar army attack on her village before fleeing across the border earlier this year.”Your tragedy is very hard, very great, but it has a place in our hearts,” he told them.”In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the face of the world’s indifference, I ask for your forgiveness.”- ‘Clear message’ -The pope referred to the refugees as Rohingya, using the term for the first time on the tour after the archbishop of Yangon advised him that doing so in Myanmar could inflame tensions and endanger Christians.The word is politically sensitive in the mainly Buddhist country because many there do not consider the Rohingya a distinct ethnic group, regarding them instead as interlopers from Bangladesh.He had faced criticism from some rights activists and refugees for failing to address the issue publicly.He did not visit the refugee camps, where only a handful were aware that one of the world’s most high-profile leaders was championing their cause just 300 miles (around 500 kilometres) away.One refugee expressed gratitude that the pope had finally uttered the word Rohingya, and said he believed the meeting would have a big impact.”It is the first time that a great world leader has listened to us,” 29-year-old Rohingya teacher Mohammad Zubair told AFP.”This meeting will send a clear message to global leaders.”But Yangon-based analyst David Mathieson said the tour would “do nothing dramatically to alter the humanitarian disaster of Rakhine” in Myanmar, where the violence against the Rohingya has unfolded.”I think the Pope’s strategy for his visit to Bangladesh was (to) keep international attention focused on the immense humanitarian crisis… and provide some inspiration for the Christians of Myanmar,” he said.More than 620,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since a militant attack on police posts in late August sparked a deadly crackdown by the Myanmar military.They have given consistent accounts of mass rape, killings and villages deliberately burned to the ground by soldiers and Buddhist militia.The two countries last month signed an agreement to begin repatriating refugees, but rights groups say they are concerned about plans to house them in camps away from their former homes — many of which have been destroyed.During his tour the pope led well-attended open-air masses in Bangladesh and Myanmar, which both have small Christian populations.In the morning he was greeted by hundreds of Bangladeshi nuns at the Mother Teresa House clinic in Dhaka, all dressed in the blue-and-white habit favoured by the woman who dedicated her life to the region’s poorest.Earlier he paid tribute to the works of Catholics in Bangladesh, where schools and clinics run by the church provide a lifeline for poor communities.”I am sure if the pope touches my head and prays for me, I’ll be cured,” Ananda Hira, a kidney patient who receives dialysis at the clinic, told AFP ahead of the visit. “God listens to his prayers.” Pope Francis looks on before departing after his three-day visit to Bangladesh, in Dhaka on 2 December, 2017. Photo: AFPlast_img read more

Govt trying to get UN recognition for 25 March 1971 crackdown

first_imgThe government has intensified its efforts to attain UN recognition for the genocide committed in Bangladesh in 1971 by the occupation forces of Pakistan, reports UNB.”Our key aim is to attain UN recognition of genocide committed in Bangladesh in 1971,” state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam told reporters at his office on Sunday highlighting government’s efforts to raise the grave mistreatment of humanity at international levels.The current government has decided to observe 25 March as ‘Genocide Day’ and the cabinet approved a proposal, to observe 25 March as a Genocide Day on 20 March, 2017.Earlier, on 11 March of the same year, parliament unanimously passed a proposal to observe the day.”The issue of attaining UN recognition remains as a priority of the ministry of foreign affairs since it came up in parliament in March 2017,” he said.Talking about facts, figures and relevant documents, the state minister said governments in the post-1975, especially the BNP-Jamaat alliance, gradually destroyed evidences instead of preserving those.He said now the government has enough documents much of which came through formation of the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh.Shahriar said prime minister Sheikh Hasina raised the genocide issue during bilateral and multilateral meetings she attended over the last two years.He said the government has sent many relevant documents to various places at international level.The minister said the government’s effort is not limited to attaining the UN recognition as the UN declared 9 December as International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.He said the government wants recognition from the maximum number of countries that will condemn the genocide.Meanwhile, visiting UN secretary-general’s special adviser on prevention of genocide Adama Dieng remembered all the victims of the genocide that took place in 1971 and recognised the pains and the courage of those who survived. “I’m glad that Bangladesh is remaining very committed to the issue of accountability.”The UN special adviser, who is visiting Bangladesh for the third time, addressed the seminar titled ‘1971 Genocide in Bangladesh’ organised by Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) at its auditorium.Foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque, director, Centre for Genocide Studies and Liberation War Museum trustee Mofidul Haque, BIISS chairman Munshi Faiz Ahmad and its director AKM Abdur Rahman, among others, spoke at the event.Highlighting his mandate, he said all must be prepared to take action when the alarm is heard and must move from reluctant to “preventive approach” when they see the first signs of concerns.Giving much emphasis on building resilience, the UN official said he is extremely pleased to note that such resilience has been demonstrated by the government of Bangladesh.Because, he added, after going such terrible events in this country like 1971 genocide and rebuilding the country that is a great achievement.Speakers at the seminar, talked about the heinous attack of Pakistani military on the unarmed civilians throughout the Bangladesh liberation war.They also mentioned about the current government’s vigorous endeavour towards attaining UN recognition for the 1971 genocide.The observance of the 25th March as ‘Genocide Day’ will be marked as nation’s eternal memorial to the sacrifice of the martyrs in the war of liberation and considered as a testimony of the gruesome massacre committed by the Pakistani occupation forces.last_img read more

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first_imgThe government has intensified its efforts to attain UN recognition for the genocide committed in Bangladesh in 1971 by the occupation forces of Pakistan, reports UNB.”Our key aim is to attain UN recognition of genocide committed in Bangladesh in 1971,” state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam told reporters at his office on Sunday highlighting government’s efforts to raise the grave mistreatment of humanity at international levels.The current government has decided to observe 25 March as ‘Genocide Day’ and the cabinet approved a proposal, to observe 25 March as a Genocide Day on 20 March, 2017.Earlier, on 11 March of the same year, parliament unanimously passed a proposal to observe the day.”The issue of attaining UN recognition remains as a priority of the ministry of foreign affairs since it came up in parliament in March 2017,” he said.Talking about facts, figures and relevant documents, the state minister said governments in the post-1975, especially the BNP-Jamaat alliance, gradually destroyed evidences instead of preserving those.He said now the government has enough documents much of which came through formation of the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh.Shahriar said prime minister Sheikh Hasina raised the genocide issue during bilateral and multilateral meetings she attended over the last two years.He said the government has sent many relevant documents to various places at international level.The minister said the government’s effort is not limited to attaining the UN recognition as the UN declared 9 December as International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.He said the government wants recognition from the maximum number of countries that will condemn the genocide.Meanwhile, visiting UN secretary-general’s special adviser on prevention of genocide Adama Dieng remembered all the victims of the genocide that took place in 1971 and recognised the pains and the courage of those who survived. “I’m glad that Bangladesh is remaining very committed to the issue of accountability.”The UN special adviser, who is visiting Bangladesh for the third time, addressed the seminar titled ‘1971 Genocide in Bangladesh’ organised by Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) at its auditorium.Foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque, director, Centre for Genocide Studies and Liberation War Museum trustee Mofidul Haque, BIISS chairman Munshi Faiz Ahmad and its director AKM Abdur Rahman, among others, spoke at the event.Highlighting his mandate, he said all must be prepared to take action when the alarm is heard and must move from reluctant to “preventive approach” when they see the first signs of concerns.Giving much emphasis on building resilience, the UN official said he is extremely pleased to note that such resilience has been demonstrated by the government of Bangladesh.Because, he added, after going such terrible events in this country like 1971 genocide and rebuilding the country that is a great achievement.Speakers at the seminar, talked about the heinous attack of Pakistani military on the unarmed civilians throughout the Bangladesh liberation war.They also mentioned about the current government’s vigorous endeavour towards attaining UN recognition for the 1971 genocide.The observance of the 25th March as ‘Genocide Day’ will be marked as nation’s eternal memorial to the sacrifice of the martyrs in the war of liberation and considered as a testimony of the gruesome massacre committed by the Pakistani occupation forces.last_img read more

BNP submits audit report to EC showing Tk 60m

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP on Tuesday submitted its annual financial statement to the election commission (EC) for the 2018 calendar year, showing a fund of Tk 6 1,327, 237 in reserve, reports UNB.A BNP delegation, led by its joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, handed over the financial report to election commission secretary Md Alamgir at Nirbachon Bhaban in the city.The other members of the BNP delegation are party organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad and assistant office secretary Monir Hossain.According to the report, BNP earned Tk 9 8,6 56,380 while spent Tk 37,329,143 in 2018.The party’s deposit marked a slight rise than last year’s as it stood Tk 61,3 27,237 from Tk 52,6 52,948 in 2017.In 2017 calendar year, the party showed Tk 4 1,941,954 as expenditure against its income of Tk 94,624,902.Talking to reporters, Alal said the major sources of their party’s income are party members’ subscriptions, donations and nomination paper sale. “We’ve collected most of our revenue from selling party nomination papers during elections.”He said the salaries and festival bonus of employees of their office, political programmes, iftar parties, poster printing, and distribution of relief materials and financial assistance to repressed party leaders and activists were the main heads of expenditures.As per the law, each registered political party is obliged to submit its financial statement of the previous calendar year by each 31 July.last_img read more

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first_imgLogo of BNPBNP on Tuesday submitted its annual financial statement to the election commission (EC) for the 2018 calendar year, showing a fund of Tk 6 1,327, 237 in reserve, reports UNB.A BNP delegation, led by its joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, handed over the financial report to election commission secretary Md Alamgir at Nirbachon Bhaban in the city.The other members of the BNP delegation are party organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad and assistant office secretary Monir Hossain.According to the report, BNP earned Tk 9 8,6 56,380 while spent Tk 37,329,143 in 2018.The party’s deposit marked a slight rise than last year’s as it stood Tk 61,3 27,237 from Tk 52,6 52,948 in 2017.In 2017 calendar year, the party showed Tk 4 1,941,954 as expenditure against its income of Tk 94,624,902.Talking to reporters, Alal said the major sources of their party’s income are party members’ subscriptions, donations and nomination paper sale. “We’ve collected most of our revenue from selling party nomination papers during elections.”He said the salaries and festival bonus of employees of their office, political programmes, iftar parties, poster printing, and distribution of relief materials and financial assistance to repressed party leaders and activists were the main heads of expenditures.As per the law, each registered political party is obliged to submit its financial statement of the previous calendar year by each 31 July.last_img read more

2014 Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Congressional Races

first_imgMaryland’s congressional representatives from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Prince George’s County are all heavily favored to hold onto their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives despite challenges in some of the districts.In District 2 of Baltimore County U.S. Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has held his seat since 2003. The former Baltimore County executive, who tantalized some political observers with the possibility that he might run for governor has one primary opponent, Blaine Taylor. In 2012, Taylor sought the senate seat of Ben Cardin, garnering a little more than 4,300 votes.In District 3, which encompasses Annapolis, parts of Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties, Rep. John Sarbanes is running unopposed in the democratic primary.In District 4, incumbent Rep. Donna Edward captured her seat after winning a special election in 2008, defeating 15-year incumbent Albert Wynn making her the first Black woman to represent Maryland in the U.S. Congress.She is being challenged by Christopher Warren, a retired Army Lt. Colonel originally from Holy Trinity, Ala.In Maryland’s venerable 7th Congressional District, Rep. Elijah Cummings, who won the seat previously held by Kweisi Mfume and Parren J. Mitchell in 1996, is one of the highest profile Black members of Congress. As ranking minority member of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings battles with Republican Chairman Darryl Issa have been much publicized.  Cummings will face two challengers in the democratic primary on June 24.In 2012, Bryant Alexander – one of the candidates for Cummings’ seat – ran as an independent for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat but, ultimately failed to submit the required nomination petition.The other democratic primary candidate for the Seventh District is Howard County resident Fred Donald Dickson Jr.last_img read more

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first_imgMaryland’s congressional representatives from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Prince George’s County are all heavily favored to hold onto their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives despite challenges in some of the districts.In District 2 of Baltimore County U.S. Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has held his seat since 2003. The former Baltimore County executive, who tantalized some political observers with the possibility that he might run for governor has one primary opponent, Blaine Taylor. In 2012, Taylor sought the senate seat of Ben Cardin, garnering a little more than 4,300 votes.In District 3, which encompasses Annapolis, parts of Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties, Rep. John Sarbanes is running unopposed in the democratic primary.In District 4, incumbent Rep. Donna Edward captured her seat after winning a special election in 2008, defeating 15-year incumbent Albert Wynn making her the first Black woman to represent Maryland in the U.S. Congress.She is being challenged by Christopher Warren, a retired Army Lt. Colonel originally from Holy Trinity, Ala.In Maryland’s venerable 7th Congressional District, Rep. Elijah Cummings, who won the seat previously held by Kweisi Mfume and Parren J. Mitchell in 1996, is one of the highest profile Black members of Congress. As ranking minority member of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings battles with Republican Chairman Darryl Issa have been much publicized.  Cummings will face two challengers in the democratic primary on June 24.In 2012, Bryant Alexander – one of the candidates for Cummings’ seat – ran as an independent for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat but, ultimately failed to submit the required nomination petition.The other democratic primary candidate for the Seventh District is Howard County resident Fred Donald Dickson Jr.last_img read more

AMD Releases Two New HD4800 Series 40nm Mobile GPUs

first_img Citation: AMD Releases Two New HD4800 Series 40nm Mobile GPU’s (2009, March 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-amd-hd4800-series-40nm-mobile.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further ATI PowerExpress and ATI Switchable Graphics Technology are used to power down the GPU when it’s not in use. Advanced clock gating, which exist in three modes, and GPU activity monitor extend the power saving features by the ability to utilize a separate, built-in graphics processor of much lower power consumption and processing ability. Switching between the integrated graphics processor and ATI Radeon HD can be done without rebooting but is not initiated automatically.The GDDR3 would target mainstream applications, while the GDDR5 would target the high end due to its increase in memory bandwidth from the standard GDDR3 and 64 GB/s. Memory bandwidth is somewhat crippled as compared to the chip’s potential. This is due to a 128 bit bus which is down from 256 in Mobility 4800-series; however faster core clock slightly compensates for this while providing additional power savings.There are several 40nm ATI Mobility Radeon HD win updates for the 4860 and 4830 that include the ASUS N81Vp, N51Tp and W90. MSI’s GT727 will upgrade from 4850 and Toshiba’s Satellite 300 upgrade 4650. AMD will be announcing additional partners at the CeBIT.© 2009 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Rooftop solar panels get boost from tool that previews a year on grid in minutes (PhysOrg.com) — AMD announced today, two new ATI Mobility Radeon HD4800 series mobile GPU’s. The HD4830 and HD4860 are both built on ATI’s 40nm process technology and both support DDR3, GDDR3 and GDDR5 memory, with the GDDR5’s memory doubled over the GDDR3. GPU’s performance is nearly doubled from 432 Gflops in the 4600 series to 832 Gflops for the 4800 series GPU’s.last_img read more

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first_img Citation: AMD Releases Two New HD4800 Series 40nm Mobile GPU’s (2009, March 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-amd-hd4800-series-40nm-mobile.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further ATI PowerExpress and ATI Switchable Graphics Technology are used to power down the GPU when it’s not in use. Advanced clock gating, which exist in three modes, and GPU activity monitor extend the power saving features by the ability to utilize a separate, built-in graphics processor of much lower power consumption and processing ability. Switching between the integrated graphics processor and ATI Radeon HD can be done without rebooting but is not initiated automatically.The GDDR3 would target mainstream applications, while the GDDR5 would target the high end due to its increase in memory bandwidth from the standard GDDR3 and 64 GB/s. Memory bandwidth is somewhat crippled as compared to the chip’s potential. This is due to a 128 bit bus which is down from 256 in Mobility 4800-series; however faster core clock slightly compensates for this while providing additional power savings.There are several 40nm ATI Mobility Radeon HD win updates for the 4860 and 4830 that include the ASUS N81Vp, N51Tp and W90. MSI’s GT727 will upgrade from 4850 and Toshiba’s Satellite 300 upgrade 4650. AMD will be announcing additional partners at the CeBIT.© 2009 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Rooftop solar panels get boost from tool that previews a year on grid in minutes (PhysOrg.com) — AMD announced today, two new ATI Mobility Radeon HD4800 series mobile GPU’s. The HD4830 and HD4860 are both built on ATI’s 40nm process technology and both support DDR3, GDDR3 and GDDR5 memory, with the GDDR5’s memory doubled over the GDDR3. GPU’s performance is nearly doubled from 432 Gflops in the 4600 series to 832 Gflops for the 4800 series GPU’s.last_img read more

Dedicated team for highway surveillance needed

first_imgKolkata: The accident of the Ferrari on National Highway 6 in Howrah on Sunday that claimed a life has brought to the forefront the need of a separate wing of the police exclusively to look after traffic movement on the highways. It may be mentioned that the car was at a speed of above 150 km per hour and as a result, it overturned at least seven to eight times before hitting a roadside metal railing. Though the investigating officers are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the accident, experts on road transport feel that it is necessary to form a separate wing of the police to ensure that traffic norms are not violated on highways. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to an officer of the state police who is deeply involved in the management of traffic, policemen are deployed at intersections in the city and they immediately inform their counterparts in the next intersection if they find any vehicle passing at high speed. The car or the two-wheeler is intercepted immediately at the next intersection which prevents road accidents. Similarly, in a bid to ensure that vehicles ply on highways without crossing the maximum speed limit as set in the norms, there is a need to set up a team comprising policemen to look after traffic management only on highways. “The officers also need to be provided with training to know all the aspects of traffic management so that they can take immediate and necessary steps to check accidents on highways,” the officer said adding that they will also ensure that no illegal parking takes place along the highways which is another reason behind accidents on highways. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be recalled that Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee also suffered an accident on National Highway 2 and illegal parking was the reason behind it. A section of officers of the specialised wing to look after the traffic management on highways will be continuously patrolling to ensure no illegal parking takes places. It may be mentioned that at present local police stations look after the same on highways that fall under their jurisdiction. “But a dedicated set of team is necessary to be in place for round-the-clock surveillance,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The accident of the Ferrari on National Highway 6 in Howrah on Sunday that claimed a life has brought to the forefront the need of a separate wing of the police exclusively to look after traffic movement on the highways. It may be mentioned that the car was at a speed of above 150 km per hour and as a result, it overturned at least seven to eight times before hitting a roadside metal railing. Though the investigating officers are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the accident, experts on road transport feel that it is necessary to form a separate wing of the police to ensure that traffic norms are not violated on highways. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to an officer of the state police who is deeply involved in the management of traffic, policemen are deployed at intersections in the city and they immediately inform their counterparts in the next intersection if they find any vehicle passing at high speed. The car or the two-wheeler is intercepted immediately at the next intersection which prevents road accidents. Similarly, in a bid to ensure that vehicles ply on highways without crossing the maximum speed limit as set in the norms, there is a need to set up a team comprising policemen to look after traffic management only on highways. “The officers also need to be provided with training to know all the aspects of traffic management so that they can take immediate and necessary steps to check accidents on highways,” the officer said adding that they will also ensure that no illegal parking takes place along the highways which is another reason behind accidents on highways. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be recalled that Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee also suffered an accident on National Highway 2 and illegal parking was the reason behind it. A section of officers of the specialised wing to look after the traffic management on highways will be continuously patrolling to ensure no illegal parking takes places. It may be mentioned that at present local police stations look after the same on highways that fall under their jurisdiction. “But a dedicated set of team is necessary to be in place for round-the-clock surveillance,” he said.last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After running back Andre Ellington’s career day — 15 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown — in the Arizona Cardinals’ 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, the operative word that came to mind was ‘how.’ How did the talented rookie out of Clemson fall to the sixth round of 2013 NFL draft? How did the former All-ACC back get overlooked by every general manager not named Steve Keim? Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Along with fellow rookie Stepfan Taylor, Ellington combined to give Arizona its first 200-yard rushing game since Beanie Wells paced the team to 268 yards on the ground back on Nov. 27, 2011. While Ellington, who started against Atlanta in place of Rashard Mendenhall (toe), has certainly proved himself to be a steal so far in 2013 with his team-leading 333 rushing yards, internally one of the major concerns has been whether or not the 5-foot-9 rookie is durable enough to handle a workload befitting of a starting running back.“I think if he continues to put up performances like [he did on Sunday], I think that will convince us all,” said Keim. “The bottom line is when you watch his run skills and his ability to avoid people and not take big hits on a consistent basis, I think that helps even though he’s a slightly-built guy.“But that ability to go from zero to 60 in seconds and to change the course of a game is obviously something we are excited about.” – / 18 The answer, at least in Keim’s estimation, has a lot to do with an untimely injury Ellington sustained before the NFL Combine.“He was fast on the college tape we all watched,” Keim told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Monday. “Again what is confusing at times is when guys don’t post particularly good times in Indy. Obviously, he tweaked his hamstring which is why he ran 4.61 coming out. And then he didn’t have a chance to run at his pro day, because his hamstring didn’t heal up in time. So he didn’t have a verified time better than 4.61 going into the draft.“You really had to go back and watch all of his college tape and try and add up all of his strengths. I say this often that we go out in the fall and fall in love with players, and then we spend four months in the spring confusing ourselves. That’s the perfect example of a guy who really did himself an injustice in the offseason, but we are just pleased to have him.”Pleased is probably a little bit of an understatement.Ellington’s first NFL start Sunday was highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter — the third-longest in franchise history — and an impressive 10 yards per carry average. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Cardinals GM Steve Keim – Oct 28 last_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After running back Andre Ellington’s career day — 15 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown — in the Arizona Cardinals’ 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, the operative word that came to mind was ‘how.’ How did the talented rookie out of Clemson fall to the sixth round of 2013 NFL draft? How did the former All-ACC back get overlooked by every general manager not named Steve Keim? Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Along with fellow rookie Stepfan Taylor, Ellington combined to give Arizona its first 200-yard rushing game since Beanie Wells paced the team to 268 yards on the ground back on Nov. 27, 2011. While Ellington, who started against Atlanta in place of Rashard Mendenhall (toe), has certainly proved himself to be a steal so far in 2013 with his team-leading 333 rushing yards, internally one of the major concerns has been whether or not the 5-foot-9 rookie is durable enough to handle a workload befitting of a starting running back.“I think if he continues to put up performances like [he did on Sunday], I think that will convince us all,” said Keim. “The bottom line is when you watch his run skills and his ability to avoid people and not take big hits on a consistent basis, I think that helps even though he’s a slightly-built guy.“But that ability to go from zero to 60 in seconds and to change the course of a game is obviously something we are excited about.” – / 18 The answer, at least in Keim’s estimation, has a lot to do with an untimely injury Ellington sustained before the NFL Combine.“He was fast on the college tape we all watched,” Keim told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Monday. “Again what is confusing at times is when guys don’t post particularly good times in Indy. Obviously, he tweaked his hamstring which is why he ran 4.61 coming out. And then he didn’t have a chance to run at his pro day, because his hamstring didn’t heal up in time. So he didn’t have a verified time better than 4.61 going into the draft.“You really had to go back and watch all of his college tape and try and add up all of his strengths. I say this often that we go out in the fall and fall in love with players, and then we spend four months in the spring confusing ourselves. That’s the perfect example of a guy who really did himself an injustice in the offseason, but we are just pleased to have him.”Pleased is probably a little bit of an understatement.Ellington’s first NFL start Sunday was highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter — the third-longest in franchise history — and an impressive 10 yards per carry average. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Cardinals GM Steve Keim – Oct 28 last_img read more