I deserved Arjuna Award nomination, says Asiad gold medallist Arpinder Singh

first_imgFor Amritsar lad Arpinder Singh, 2018 has been a year to remember where he has jumped his way to glory. Following his 16.77m jump that fetched gold at Asian Games, the triple jumper also went on to become the first Indian to win a medal at the IAAF Continental Cup, this month with a bronze.However, these efforts were not enough to fetch him an Arjuna Awards recommendation and Arpinder feels he deserved it.”I had applied. I don’t know how they have decided but I had won a gold. I have been medal winner at Continental Cup and Commonwealth games (2014). I think I deserve it because all has gone well on the performance front. If not this year, I hope to get it next year,” he tells India Today.India won 19 medals in athletics, including seven gold medals at Jakarta this year; their best away show in athletics at the Games. Three of the seven gold winners – javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, sprinter Hima Das and middle distance runner Jinson Jhonson were recommended for Arjuna Awards.Das won a gold in women’s 4x400m and silver medals in mixed 4x400m and the 4x400m individual event. Jhonson won gold in 1500m and a silver in 800m at the Asian games.Dusting off disappointment of missing out on national awards, Arpinder is confident India’s athletics show at Jakarta was no flash in the pan and augurs well for Tokyo Olympics in two years time.”If you look at it, in Asian games quite a few of our athletic performances matched world standards. So I am hopeful we can get three to four medals from athletics at Tokyo,” he says.advertisementHaving registered a personal career best of 17.17m, Arpinder wants to break greater barriers. “Personally I will soon get opportunities in Asian Championships and World Championships. I am going to try to get medals in both, he speaks with confidence.”last_img read more

Easter miracles: the topsy-turvy world of AFL in round five

first_imgShare on Twitter Topics Share on Pinterest Share via Email features Share on Messenger How should the occasion of Eddie Betts’ 300th game be celebrated? The most obvious way would be to leap joyfully from our seats and shout comic-book adjectives as he kicks a brilliant left-foot goal from the boundary.Eddie Betts enjoys a profile as high as anyone in football. Teammate and opponent alike refer to him by his first name – a distinction that he shares with Buddy, Dusty, and … Eddie. And after another goal of the year contender, his brand recognition is secure.When you look back at Betts’ 300-game career, it doesn’t feel like a long burn but instead seems to have been fireworks all the way. And yet again, on Sunday night – after a game that’s first 30-minutes seemed designed to thrash the football-loving part of our brain into submission – the three-time All-Australian again found the opportunity to remind us of how he became a star, kicking six-goals in a best-on-ground performance. Late in the last quarter, when Betts worked Jarrod Harbrow under the ball hard up against the boundary and threw the ball on his boot from an almost impossible angle, an unmistakable sense of certainty surged around the Adelaide Oval. He was never going to miss.So it is that in the 2019 season, the unlikely tends to happen so often as to dull our capacity to be surprised. There is perhaps no better example of this than St Kilda, of whom during the off-season large parts of the football media blew through a few thousand words on dysfunction, incompetence and the imminent sacking of Alan Richardson.In the Saturday twilight game at the MCG, the Saints played the role of 2018 Melbourne, thumping the (predictably) limp present-day version by 40 points to sit atop of the AFL ladder for the first time since 2010 – albeit for only two days, after Geelong again demonstrated its depth of talent and astute recruiting (see Rohan, Gary and Dahlhaus, Luke) in a 23-point win against Hawthorn on Easter Monday.The Saints – who through the agency of Jack Billings, Seb Ross and Jack Sinclair suddenly appear to be blessed with pace – broke the game open with eight unanswered goals, led by Tim Membrey, Josh Bruce and former Dee, Dean Kent, who kicked three against his old club.Just as nobody tipped the rise of St Kilda, very few expected Port Adelaide to thump West Coast by seven goals in Perth on Good Friday. Just as they struggled in greasy conditions at the Gabba in round one, the Eagles took to the dumping rain like a cardboard box as the Power kicked nine goals in a dominant opening half, led by co-captain Ollie Wines who was brilliant in the wet (perhaps benefited by not wearing water-skis). Australia sport … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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The 21-year-old, 6’7” key forward took 11 marks (granted a few were when he was left one-out on deep in defence on the 5’5” Caleb Daniel) and kicked four goals from 20 disposals.“We worked on it and got the result today, that’s the cycle of AFL,” said Bolton.And that’s what this season is shaping up to be – a cycle, where any one team can surprise (or disappoint) on any given day. Supporters of almost every team could be forgiven for having already more than once slumped into a state of bewilderment.Each round can be relied upon to provide at least a couple of fresh crises and a story of redemption – all transfiguring whatever outlook was dominating talkback on sports radio just a week earlier.About the only thing permanent we can take from this round is the tattoo of Eddie Betts’ face tattooed on his brother-in-law’s arse. Guardian Australia sport newsletter: subscribe by email Read more AFL Support The Guardiancenter_img Port Adelaide’s Paddy Ryder speaks out after racist abuse St Kilda But in terms of upsets, Port’s effort was toppled by a Fremantle side that snapped the Giants’ nine game Canberra winning streak. The fast finishing Dockers stunned GWS by four goals in what was for the most part a disavowal of the game’s aesthetics. Freo’s forwards – fed by Michael Walters (who kicked three goals of his own), Nat Fyfe and David Mundy – ultimately proved to be the difference.“When you play well, it’s not about one person, it was certainly a weight of numbers performance,” said Fremantle coach Ross Lyon.This too has long been the message of Carlton coach Brendon Bolton, whose team has been viewed to ride largely on the shoulders of Patrick Cripps. On Easter Sunday, the Blues, who in the judgment of commentators and naturalists was the only AFL team bred directly from fumbling, skittish Labradors, breezed through Marvel Stadium with a gust of tenacious determination.Another standout performance from Cripps and a career game from the Caroline-maligned Sam Petrevski-Seton helped the Blues set up their first win for the year. Both, however, were shaded by forward Harry McKay, whose development was also questioned by Caroline Wilson during the week. Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Read more Round four of the AFL a remarkable, incomprehensible celebration Australian rules football Read more Share on Facebook Carlton Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

Twilights Robert Pattinson Shares Photos with Moroccan Fans in Marrakech

Rabat – The English actor, most well known as the lead of the movie “Twilight” is shooting “Waiting for the Barbarians” by Colombian film director Ciro Guerra, also starring US megastar Johnny Depp, Mark Rylance, and Joe Alwyn.Several photos of the actor surrounded by fans have gone viral on social media platforms.The film’s cast landed in Morocco late in October, heading straight to Ouarzazate, “Morocco’s Hollywood,” and Marrakech to start shooting the movie, based on Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee’s book of the same name. Read Also: http://Search model Instagram Model ‘Emrata’ Enjoys Cozy Stay in Marrakech with HusbandThe story tells of the relationship between a member of the military and a civil official in a colonial empire.Depp expressed to Playlist magazine his immense excitement to shoot the movie in Morocco.Marrakech has recently welcomed several celebrities, including Australian actor Chris Hemsworth for the shooting of his “Men in Black” movie, alongside American actress Tessa Thompson.Meanwhile pop icon Madonna was ecstatic to have celebrated her 60th birthday party in August in Marrakech. The singer, calling herself “Berber Queen” as she donned the Moroccan Amazigh (Berber) look, shared several photos and videos of her time in the city on her Instagram.Read Also: http://Marrakech Royal Mansour, Christian Louboutin Introduce MAD 8,650 SlippersLast week, newlywed Emily Ratajkowski, a popular American model on Instagram and her husband actor husband Sebastian Bear-McClard documented their cozy stay in the red city of Marrakech.Morocco has become home to many Hollywood productions as well as an adventure-filled travel destination for international stars.In October, American actress Halle Berry and Canadian actor Keanu Reeves shot the American thriller John Wick 3 in Essaouira. There, the two actors were charmed by Morocco’s “Atlantic Blue Pearl” port city and shared a string of photos showing the blue beauty of Essaouira.In recent months, American television host Ryan Seacrest and his girlfriend model Shayna Taylor enjoyed their trip to Morocco’s Sahara Desert dunes, and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro,mother of Christiano Ronaldo, raved about Moroccan couscous during her mini-vacation in Marrakech.Ouarzazate has been the main scene for several movies and TV series, such as “The Mummy,” “Gladiator,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.” The award-winning hit series “Game of Thrones” also includes scenes shot in the desert surrounding Ouarzazate.In July, the Hollywood Reporter named Ouarzazate and Marrakech as some of the best destinations in Morocco. read more

Aussie delegation in Lanka to stop boat people

He said that both countries have also achieved progress on a “returns agreement” which looks at deporting illegal asylum seekers who reach Australia. Speaking to the media in Colombo this evening Peter Vardos, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, said that Australia is working with Sri Lanka at various levels on the human smuggling issue. Vardos also said that both Sri Lanka and Australia hope to put together a working group to deal with the issue and in the meantime Australia will continue with its momentum in returning Sri Lankans who reach Australia illegally.Asked if he saw a shortcoming on the part of the Sri Lankan navy in patrolling the sea border which results in more and more Sri Lankans managing to reach Australia by boat, the Commander of the Australian Border Protection Command Rear Admiral David Johnston said that he was happy with the efforts of the Sri Lanka navy. A high level Australian delegation is in Sri Lanka to look at ways to curb boat people reaching Australia to seek asylum.The delegation had talks with the Navy Commander as well as the Ministry of Defence and other officials in Sri Lanka. He noted that the Sri Lankan navy has already managed to prevent around 3000 boat people from reaching Australia.The Australian delegation is to visit Trincomalee as well as areas used by the boat people to make the journey by sea to Australia.Report by Easwaran Rutnam read more

Three Sri Lankans detained in India with fake passports

Three Sri Lankan nationals have been arrested in Chennai, for attempting to fly out of the country allegedly using fake Indian passports, the Press Trust of India reported.The trio had arrived from Tiruchirappalli and were on their way to Ireland via Dubai, when immigration officials grew suspicious and detained them for inquiry, police said. During interrogation, the men, all in their early 30s, confessed that they were Sri Lankan nationals and had acquired fake passports, police said, adding, they were subsequently arrested. read more

Walmart and Agilent rise Tapestry and General Electric fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:Walmart Inc., up $6.49 to $112.69The world’s largest retailer raised its profit forecast for the year as grocery deliveries pushed online sales growth.Agilent Technologies Inc., up $4 to $69.59The scientific instrument maker raised its full-year revenue forecast after reporting solid fiscal third quarter financial results.VMware Inc., down $10.74 to $142.35The software company controlled by Dell is in talks to buy cloud-based Pivotal Software.Cisco Systems Inc., down $4.36 to $46.25The seller of routers, switches, software and services issued a weak fiscal first quarter profit forecast.General Electric Co., down $1.02 to $8.01The whistleblower who warned regulators about Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme says the industrial conglomerate is hiding its financial problems.Tapestry Inc., down $5.55 to $19.45The company behind Coach and Kate Spade gave investors a weak financial forecast for the year.Vipshop Holdings Ltd., up 94 cents to $7.20The Chinese online discount retailer blew past Wall Street’s second quarter profit and revenue forecasts.Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., up $4.91 to $166.97The online retailer’s fiscal first quarter financial results beat Wall Street forecasts on a sharp revenue boost.The Associated Press read more

The shoe still fits Regina horseshoe club keeping the sport alive

It was the summer of 1984 when Tammy Christensen and her mother, June Norvila, saw an ad in a newspaper about a game of horseshoes happening in the nearby town of Bentley, Alta. After playing just one round, Christensen knew she was hooked.“We joined the club and I’ve been pitching ever since,” said Christensen in a recent interview.Thirty-five years later, Christensen is now president of Horseshoe Saskatchewan’s Regina club, which has about 19 members who practice weekly at the horseshoe pitch in Kiwanis Park.Despite horseshoes being not quite as well known as other sports, Christensen said lots of people still play recreationally all across Canada and in leagues like the one in Regina.“I think it’s a great sport for life that you can use,” she said. “It’s a very inexpensive sport to join.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.She admits she gets interesting reactions when she tells people she’s in a horseshoe league.“They’re surprised that we actually have … a competitive organization,” she said.Anyone, she said, can get involved with the sport — and the Regina club is proof of that. It has a member who is just 10 years old (her daughter, Cassandra) and a member who is almost 80.“It’s teaching some good throwing skills,” Cassandra said in a recent phone interview from Alberta. “It’s also teaching good sportsmanship.” Eriksdale Creamery Days to celebrate 15 years Regina Lawn Bowling club aims to attract more young people to sport ewilliams@postmedia.comtwitter.com/EWilliams_LP Horseshoe Saskatchewan’s Regina club president Tammy Christensen throws a horseshoe in Kiwanis Park. Christensen has been playing the sport since 1984. Galandie is also encouraged by efforts from Saskatoon’s club to bring horseshoe lessons to schools there.Horseshoes, for her, offers an escape from everyday life.“It’s rewarding,” she said. “Your worries go away … and you’re just enjoying being outside. The birds are chirping, (the) sun is shining.”Tournaments between the Saskatchewan clubs are held almost every weekend between May and August. Galandie said she and her husband try to attend every one. Their horseshoe excursions have taken them from Manitou Beach to Prince George, B.C. to a world championship in St. George, Utah.“We take our shoes everywhere we go,” she said. “We’ve taken them to Cancun, to Acapulco (and) to Puerto Vallarta. There’s nothing like playing horseshoes on the beach.”Even though the taste of victory may be sweet, the end goal, said Tammy, is having a good time.“We don’t take each other so seriously that we have any nasty rivalries and it’s a really great way to meet new people.” Related Horseshoe Saskatchewan’s Regina club member Dean Galandie throws a horseshoe in Kiwanis Park. Galandie has won provincial, western Canadian and national horseshoe championships. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post The game involves competitors throwing a horseshoe toward a metal peg attempting to score a “ringer,” in which neither of the ends of the horseshoe touch the peg when it hits it. Being a bowler as well, Cassandra sees similarities between that sport and horseshoes.“Trying to get a strike (is) kind like trying to get it on the peg,” she said.The sport allows people to play against those who are at a similar skill level, not necessarily the same age.“I usually end up playing adults who are in the same throwing category as me,” said Cassandra, adding she doesn’t feel intimidated playing against older competitors.Tammy, along with seven members from the Regina club, recently returned from a national horseshoe tournament in Brampton, Ont. Two of those who competed are Christensen’s sons — 13-year-old Garrett and 15-year-old Brayden — who placed third and second in their respective categories.The club gets some funding through Sask Sport and does fundraising through raffles and battery recycling drives. Getting people to play the sport, Christensen said, is done mostly by word of mouth. “There are so many sporting choices out there for people and … we’re not a large sport with a lot of funding so our ability to do advertising is fairly limited,” she said.“I know most of the members, everywhere they go they talk about horseshoes. In the Regina club we’ve got a couple of new members that they’re very good at approaching anybody they happen to see at the horseshoe pitch.”Dianne Galandie is one of those members. She and her husband, Dean, have played professionally for only a few years now, but have helped restore the Kiwanis Park site by getting the City of Regina to add sand to the pitch, add a table and garbage can and install a new club sign.“You can play from anywhere from eight to 95, so we are losing a lot of players because … they grow old and they pass on,” she said.The club, however, has recently signed up a few new members and they’ve even had interest from community members looking to have birthday parties at the pitch. Horseshoe Saskatchewan’s Regina club member Dianne Galandie throws a horseshoe in Kiwanis Park. Galandie and her husband, Dean, have travelled to horseshoe competitions as far away as St. George, Utah. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post read more

Review Want a smartwatch but not Apples How Pebble Android Wear and

Review: Want a smartwatch, but not Apple’s? How Pebble, Android Wear and Samsung Gear stack up by Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press Posted Jun 24, 2015 12:26 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this May 28, 2015 photo, an Android Wear smartwatch is on display at Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco. Android Wear puts the “smart” in smartwatches by anticipating your needs _ weather, travel times and appointment reminders, based on what Google learns about you. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) NEW YORK, N.Y. – As much as I wish the Apple Watch could do more, I find it the best smartwatch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps.But there may be reasons to consider something else. For one thing, Apple Watch requires an iPhone. Pebble Time, in particular, works with both iPhones and Android devices and excels at battery life. But it falls short elsewhere.Whether you need a smartwatch at all is another matter. Many people are happy having one, but others won’t need one yet. If you need to stay connected continually and find that pulling out a phone is inconvenient, you might be in the market for a smartwatch. It will give you regular updates, replicating notifications on your phone. You’ll also get apps like navigation and fitness.Here’s a look at some of the alternatives to Apple Watch and how they compare:___PEBBLE TIME ($199; iOS, Android)The original Pebble, the product of a public fundraising campaign through Kickstarter, reigned as a leading smartwatch until Samsung, Google and Apple came along. Orders began this week for a new model, Pebble Time. Apps offer business listings from Yelp, playback control for Pandora radio and sports scores from ESPN. But the app selection is short of what you get with Apple Watch or watches that run Google’s Android Wear system. For instance, the most popular navigation app, MapsGPS, feels rudimentary.What’s good: I can go about five days between charges, while rivals smartwatches max out at a day or two (Apple Watch is officially at 18 hours, though I typically get several hours more). In addition, the display is always on, so you can use a watch as, well, a watch all day. With some smartwatches, the screen goes dark to save battery.Compromises: Pebble Time achieves amazing battery life by using a paper-like display that makes graphics and text look dull and fuzzy, as though generated by a dot-matrix printer from the 1980s. On a pedometer app, I couldn’t tell whether I ran 6,350 or 8,350 steps. Unlike most other smartwatches, Pebble Time lacks a touch screen and a heart-rate monitor. Outside parties can make watch bands with heart rate and other sensors, but nothing’s available yet.The bottom line: The no-frills smartwatch comes across as a toy, but it’s also much cheaper than a $349-and-up Apple Watch. Pebble’s silicone band feels flimsy, though you can buy better ones from outside parties. Pebble Time supports both iPhones and Android; some apps and features work with just one or the other.___ANDROID WEAR ($200 to $350, depending on the model; Android only)Any manufacturer can make watches based on Android Wear. If Pebble’s or Apple’s rectangular designs aren’t for you, you can get a round watch like Motorola’s $250 Moto 360 or LG’s $350 Watch Urbane. You can also get a model with built-in GPS like Sony’s $250 SmartWatch 3 (though it’s also rectangular). There are seven models so far, with more to come. Older models have steep discounts.What’s good: Android Wear puts the “smart” in smartwatches by anticipating your needs — weather, travel times and appointment reminders, based on what Google learns about you. Creepy, but useful — at least during the occasional times when Google anticipates correctly.Compromises: Android Wear is highly dependent on voice commands. I get self-conscious speaking to a watch in public, and it doesn’t work well in noisy environments. Apple Watch does require voice for extensive message replies, but there’s a lot you can do through its touch screen and dial. A recent Android update makes it easier to launch apps and reach frequent contacts using the touch screen, but with more scrolling and tapping compared with Apple Watch.The bottom line: It’s getting there. The app store and user interface for the year-old Android Wear are just starting to catch up to what Apple Watch had in its first week.___SAMSUNG GEAR S ($300 to $384, plus $5 or $10 monthly service fee, depending on carrier; Android phones from Samsung only)Samsung’s latest smartwatch has a slick user interface and a vivid, curved screen. It’s also huge.What’s good: Gear S stands out in having its own cellular connectivity, so you can do more when you leave your phone at home. It has built-in GPS, too, which makes tracking runs and bike rides more accurate. (Android Wear just started letting users get notifications over known Wi-Fi networks, but it’s not as ubiquitous as cellular. Apple Watch also uses Wi-Fi, but only when it’s on the same network as the phone.)Compromises: Samsung shuns Android Wear, so apps need to be designed specifically for the watch. Many developers haven’t bothered.The bottom line: The Gear S is a third-generation smartwatch from Samsung. By now, I expect a robust app store. The hardware may be stunning, but that matters little without good apps to use it. read more

Looking Back and Forward at Castle Valley Center Photo Gallery

During the early 1960s, the services for children with severe learning disabilities were not available. A regular classroom was the only option. Many parents kept their disabled child home rather than send them to school. Ann Self, a local mother and community supporter, realized that children with severe disabilities had no options for education. Ann, along with other ladies in the community, began a volunteer program to educate children with severe learning disabilities. The found a small house near the post office in Price and began teaching children at the “Opportunity Center.” Ann passed away in 1964. In her memory as the school district took on the responsibility for services, the program was then named the “Ann Self School.” This is a picture taken from the Carbon County Historical Society website. Spring Glen Elementary was constructed in 1927. The mystery is the building connected to the school. This building was not there by the 1970s. If anyone in the community knows about this building, it would be very interesting to find out more information. It appears this building was recently built at the time of this picture. This is the new addition in progress. The building is going on even in the wet and cold winter months with an estimated completion date for April or May. There is much anticipation from both staff and students to see this new addition completed. We can see the progress each day since it is going on right before our eyes. Students, their families and staff are grateful to Carbon School Board and district administration for their support of the needed addition to the Castle Valley Center. This is the same Spring Glen Elementary School building in operation for the 1930s to the 1960s. Many people in our area attended elementary school in this building. This served the Spring Glen area for many years. In the early 1970s, this building was used for the Ann Self School. National legislation begun by the Kennedy administration required all school districts to educate all children regardless of their mental abilities. This building served children from both Carbon and Emery counties from the early 1970s until 1987. In 1987, Carbon and Emery School Districts combined to build the new Castle Valley Center. At the time, this was the newest and most complete building for children with special needs in the State of Utah. This building has continued to meet the needs of students with disabilities ever since. Carbon School District Press ReleaseMany in the community are probably wondering what is going on at the Castle Valley Center in Price. One person even wondered if it was closed and boarded up with all the plastic covering on one end.Well, the school is still there and doing better than ever. The plastic is covering to allow workers to work in any weather and to allow the grout and cement to cure properly. The school is soon going to have a new addition. This will consist of two classrooms, three bathrooms and a large multipurpose room.“We are very excited to see our dream become a reality,” school staff shared. “With the new classrooms, all of our teachers and students will be in the building. This is important for security and for safety since our students will no longer need to travel from the building to an outside trailer. Depending on the time of year, this meant going over snow and ice to go back and forth each day on multiple occasions. Our school board and our district administration have been very supportive to see this new addition built.”It may be interesting to see the progression of buildings in the local area that have been used over the years for educating those with disabilities in Carbon and Emery Counties. Enjoy the following pictures and perhaps it will jog your memory of the different places the local school has occupied over the years. This is the new addition in progress. The building is going on even in the wet and cold winter months with an estimated completion date for April or May. There is much anticipation from both staff and students to see this new addition completed. We can see the progress each day since it is going on right before our eyes. Students, their families and staff are grateful to Carbon School Board and district administration for their support of the needed addition to the Castle Valley Center. This is the new addition in progress. The building is going on even in the wet and cold winter months with an estimated completion date for April or May. There is much anticipation from both staff and students to see this new addition completed. We can see the progress each day since it is going on right before our eyes. Students, their families and staff are grateful to Carbon School Board and district administration for their support of the needed addition to the Castle Valley Center. This is the architect’s rendition of how the addition to the Castle Valley Center will look when it is complete. read more

Big Ten proposes new studentathlete benefits to NCAA

The Big Ten conference has submitted a set of recommendations to the NCAA — including redefining the cost of education and providing improved medical insurance — that it says would improve the college experience for student-athletes who are in “good-standing” with their respective universities.The release is in response to the NCAA’s new autonomy structure that was announced in August which allows the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pacific 12 and Southeastern conferences to make their own rules concerning scholarships, full cost of attendance and health care for student-athletes.The release by the Big Ten listed four main suggestions its made to the NCAA includingCost of education: Make sure full grant-in-aid meets a student-athlete’s cost of education, as determined by the federal government.Multi-years Scholarships: Guarantee all scholarships so even if a student-athlete is no longer able to compete, there won’t be an impact on a university’s commitment to provide an undergraduate education — no matter what the reason is that student can’t compete.Lifetime educational commitment: Ensure that scholarships don’t have an expiration date, so if a student-athlete leaves a university for a professional career before graduating — whether the career materializes, and regardless of its length — the scholarship will be honored after his or her playing days are complete.Medical insurance: Provide improved and consistent insurance for student-athletes.The release added that Big Ten athletic programs provide almost $200 million in direct financial aid to student-athletes on 350 teams in 42 separate sports. read more

Autopsy Jerry Brown Was Sober When Killed in Car

Jerry Brown had consumed well below the Texas legal limit of alcohol when he died last month in a car driven by Dallas Cowboys teammate Josh Brent, according to an autopsy report.Neither Brown, a practice squad player, not Brent, the team’s starting defensive tackle, wore seat belts in the one-car accident on December 8. Brown’s blood-alcohol content was determined to be 0.0056 – nowhere near the limit of 0.08.Meanwhile, Brent’s blood-alcohol content was 0.18, which is more than twice the legal limit at the time of the accident. He has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and freed on $100,000 bond.The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office reported in its autopsy Thursday that Brown died of head and neck trauma when their vehicle overturned. He had a dislocated neck and a severely bruised spine. Brent apparently was unharmed and was seen pulling his friend from the wreckage when police arrived.Brent, who has been emotionally distraught since the accident, according to his lawyers, has received support from Brown’s family and even attended a memorial service for the deceased player at the behest of Brown’s mother.The Cowboys have supported Brent and encouraged him to attend a game last month. He was on the sideline for more than half of Dallas’ comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks after the accident. When he learned his presence there caused somewhat of a commotion, Brent left the stadium. Coach Jason Garrett and owner Jerry Jones said they were unaware that Brent would be present at the game.A few days later, the team and league forbade him from attending any more Cowboys games. read more

Preview look at second half of Holy Foley Postshow videos from after

first_imgFacebook NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Now Playing Up Next 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 36.35%0:03Remaining Time -3:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Videos Articles WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) Google+ Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest Ben Roethlisberger Twitter Preview look at second half of “Holy Foley”WWE has posted the full preview look at the second half of the first season of “Holy Foley” that will be posted in the VOD section of the WWE Network on Sunday night.Post-show videos from after 1/24 WWE Smackdown and 205 LiveWWE posted the following videos from after last night’s 1/24 episodes of WWE Smackdown and 205 Live from Toledo. Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Ponzio Palacios is a readymade Real Madrid player

first_imgRiver Plate captain Leonardo Ponzio believes team-mate Exequiel Palacios is a suitable player for Real Madrid to signThe 20-year-old midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Real in the January transfer window with River president Rodolfo D’Onofrio confirming there has been contact.Palacios is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in South America and had reportedly captured the interest of several European giants.Now Ponzio believes his young team-mate would fit in well at Real as he has all the required attributes.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“He has been with us for almost two and a half years,” Ponzio told AS. “He has become a player in River, in Argentine soccer.“Real Madrid? I believe what ability he has. Of course, you cannot ask him to be the same as Luka Modric. He is 20 years old. He goes to another continent, to another kind of football.“But conditions have to grow. He is very of the palate of Real Madrid. Technically he is good, he has a good footing, individually he is good. But he must keep his head. He has to be calm because he is going to make the jump at any moment.”Real have now travelled the United Arab Emirates for Wednesday’s Club World Cup semi-final against Kashima Antlers.last_img read more

Reward offered in cabjacking

first_imgPortland police and the Crime Stoppers of Oregon program announced Monday that a $1,000 reward is being offered to help bring a suspect in a taxi cab-jacking to justice.The June 4 incident occurred in downtown Portland, and the stolen cab was later recovered in Vancouver.According to police, the driver of a Broadway Cab was accosted 9:05 p.m. on the Morrison Street Bridge. The suspect ran up to the cab, which was stopped in traffic, jumped into the passenger seat, and began assaulting him. The cabbie got out of the car to defend himself when the assailant slid behind the wheel and drove away.Three paying passengers in the cab got out of the back seat before the thief fled with the cab.Police identified the suspect in the incident as Ronald Heasley, 42, who is believed to be somewhere in the Portland-Vancouver area. He is described as a white man, 5 feet 4 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes.Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers, 503-823-4357, or leave a tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php, or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip.last_img read more

Hate for BJP planted among minorities cant be wiped out easily

first_imgNEW DELHI: Hate for the BJP has been planted in the minds of minorities for 70 years and it cannot be wiped out in 70 days or seven years, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Friday, asserting that the effect of this “poison” is now receding. Though the BJP was founded in 1980, its precursor Jan Sangh had been active since the 1950s. Naqvi asserted that minorities are feeling “completely safe” under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership as he has not indulged in any political exploitation of minorities for votes and has done development without discrimination. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us In an interview to PTI, the Minority Affairs Minister said the prime minister’s population control pitch cannot be looked through a religious prism and the government wanted to act on this through awareness and not by the “Emergency-style” control as done by the Congress. “A growing economy can never ignore population explosion. Awareness is needed and society should be sensitised. Muslim community population has gone down. Those giving it communal angle have no knowledge,” Naqvi said. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “There should be awareness (on population control). It should be carried out as a mission like the cleanliness drive for which no law was made,” he said. On the acquittal of all accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case in Rajasthan, Naqvi said law and order is a state subject and it is the responsibility of the state government to take action against perpetrators of such crime. Advertise With Us “Any crime that happens should be dealt with strongly. No crime should be looked upon from the communal angle,” he said. Asked if Prime Minister Modi’s popularity among minorities has gone up after the government’s triple talaq law, Naqvi said the government’s move on triple talaq, Article 370, demonetisation and GST, were reform measures and not intended for popularity. However, he said minorities have “strong trust” on Modi as they have realised that there are no riots and no atmosphere of discrimination under the his leadership. On why the BJP was still not electorally dominant in areas with a large number of people from minority communities, he said: “In 70 years, hate has been planted in the minds (of minorities) for the BJP. “This cannot be wiped out in 70 days or seven years. But, I am very much confident and satisfied that the effect of this poison on a large scale is receding.” Minorities are also realising that they are also benefiting from this atmosphere of inclusive development, he said, adding that there has been an increase in Modi’s popularity among minorities. Naqvi also hit out at those contending that intolerance has been growing in the society, saying it was Modi who has been “the biggest victim of political intolerance” despite overwhelmingly winning people’s confidence. Asked if the government will move forward on its poll promise of bringing in the Uniform Civil Code, he said there has been “no discussion on this at any level”.last_img read more

PM Modi to visit Shreenathji Temple in Bahrain today

first_imgManama: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit the Shreenathji Temple here today before departing to attend the G7 summit in Biarritz. He had earlier made a special first purchase using the RuPay card in the UAE on Saturday to offer ‘prasad’ at the temple here in Manama on Sunday. The transaction was made at what appears to be an Indian sweets shop. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us UAE became the third country where the RuPay card was launched at,after Bhutan and Singapore. The Prime Minister was also conferred the ‘Order of Zayed’ during his bilateral visit to the middle-eastern nation. On the last leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Modi in Bahrain on Saturday was honoured with the ‘The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’ during his meeting with the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “I feel very honoured and fortunate to be awarded The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance. I am equally honoured by your majesty’s friendship for me and for my country. I humbly accept this prestigious honour on behalf of 1.3 billion Indians,” Modi said while accepting the award. “It is an honour for entire India. This is a symbol of the close and friendly relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and India,” he added. Advertise With Us Before his meeting with the King of Bahrain, Modi had addressed a 15,000-strong Indian community event at the Bahrain National Stadium. He also held a meeting with his Bahraini counterpart, Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, where a string of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) were exchanged in the fields of culture, space, collaboration with ISA and Rupay Card. “Infusing new energy on the foundation of close civilizational linkages. PM @narendramodi arrives in #Manama, Bahrain. As a special gesture,received warmly by HH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the PM of#Bahrain. This is the first-ever visit by an Indian PM to Bahrain,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had tweeted after Modi arrived in Bahrain on the third leg of his three-country visit. Before Bahrain, the Prime Minister held successful official engagements at both France and the UAE. He will now head back to France to take part in the G-7 summit from August 25 to 26 as a Biarritz partner in the sessions on Environment, Climate, Oceans and on Digital Transformation.last_img read more

Mobile phones find new routes inside Delhis Tihar Jail

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bizarre recovery, a mobile phone has been found from the stomach of a prisoner lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. The prisoner, an inmate of Jail No. 4 inside Tihar, had swallowed the tiny Chinese-made mobile phone. Doctors had to get it vomited out of his body. The recovery could be just a tip of the gadget smuggling iceberg inside the Tihar Jail. Last week, in an even more shocking case, a prisoner swallowed four such tiny mobile phones wrapped in plastic. Doctors got three vomited out, but an ultrasound had to be conducted after he still complained of pain. The ultrasound revealed a mobile phone stuck in the rectum and the doctors had to perform a surgery to remove the device. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us The recoveries have been made in a crack-down launched by the Tihar authorities on communication gadgets smuggled into the jail. Newly appointed Director General of Delhi Prisons, Sandeep Goyal has emphasised that dismantling the syndicate of gangs that supply mobile phones to jail inmates is his priority. Earlier on August 16, a highly sophisticated, sleek cellphone was found in the jail’s Vipashyana (meditation) ward, which at present houses some high-profile prisoners. The rather expensive gadget was found plugged into the TV port for charging when a special search team raided the ward around 3 p.m. The jail staff was changing duties, the inmates were resting in their barracks then.last_img read more

After Mahesh Vithika fights with Punarnavi Varun takes Navis side in Bigg

first_imgVithika Sheru’s argument with Bigg Boss Telugu 3Screenshot of hotstar videoAfter Mahesh Vitta, Vithika Sheru was seen having a heated argument with Punarnavi Bhupalam in Bigg Boss Telugu 3 on Tuesday. But her husband Varun Sandesh took Navi’s side and said that his wife was at fault.As the July 30th episode of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 began, Vithika and Punarnavi were seen having a difference of opinion over giving Sreemukhi a responsibility. Later in the day, Bigg Boss informed that the gas and water supply was cut as a part of the luxury budget task and the housemates have to keep cycling 3 bicycles in the garden area to get continuous supply to the house. Everyone tried their best in the task.In the middle of the task, Punarnavi asked Vithika to take part in the task to which Vithika replied that she prepared 35 to 40 dosas for the inmates and others taking part in the task voluntarily. But Punarnavi’s reply irked Vithika, who yelled at her. To this, Varun took Navi’s side and cross-questioned his wife. Have your say in the pollVote: Who among these 8 contestants should be eliminated from Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in week 2? 1. Vithika Sheru 18.4% 2. Sreemukhi 17.89% 3. Mahesh Vitta 15.59% 4. Jaffar Babu 12.21% 5. Himaja Reddy 10% 6. Varun Sandesh 9.46% 7. Punarnavi Bhupalam 8.78% 8. Rahul Sipligunj 7.67% This lead to an argument between all the three. Vithika burst into tears and walks away when her husband continued to support Punarnavi. Ravi, Rohini and others tried to console her. Finally, Varun tries to convince the issue to Vithika in the restroom. The two sorted out their differences and apologized to each other.When the couple entered the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3, many viewers feared that they should not have come together on the show. Their decision might lead to creating differences between the two and lead to divorce. After seeing the drama on Tuesday, some of them felt that the couple is slowly heading towards splitting. Here is what they have to say about this whole episode.•✨♡Arshi Stuck♡✨• @YouMeRabbaVe VR @imrvishnu #vithika ‍♂️  irritated a lot in today episode… didn’t understand whether she suffering with stomach pain or head ache  … not sure whether she knows   #BiggBossTelugu3 Sreemukhi is wayyyy better than Punarnavi. Punarnavi aa nasa enti thali. Vithika vanta chesindi ga. It is team wrk n if not today, she will do it tomm. Big deal. Eeme ki task artam kaaka andarni nasa pertundi  #BiggBossTelugu3 Vitika simple issue ni serious ga teesukuntadi and normal ga cheppedi kuda chala harsh ga convey chestadi. Short temper and loud mouth. #BiggBossTelugu3 I agree with her point. But punarnavi didn’t say it rudely no. She has to take it easy. She could have said the same thing normally without shouting. The way she responds to an issue is not good. She takes everything as an attack on her. #BiggBossTelugu3 Vitika got pissed with punarnavi. Navi got upset. Varun tried to calm them down. Vitika shouted again.. Even though her points are valid.. Varun supported navi because she was ‘shouting’ and he doesn’t want his wife to screw up her relationship with her friend. #BiggBossTelugu3 She is not the only one who cooked Ashu Reddy also helped if u see properly. Unadhi 15 members each 2 dosa Total 30.then she hardly made 15 to 20 dosa and she is saying 35 to 40 ❓❓ they limited luxury budget too BiggBossTeluguFan @BiggBossTelugu2 Why #VithikaSheru keep on checking cameras while she talks??? She is definitely big irritating woman in the house #BiggBoss3Telugu #BiggBossTeluguSeason3 #BiggBossTelugu3 @StarMaa Episode10: #VarunSandesh is an active volcano who doesn’t know when he will explode on his wife. Clearly not showing his anger because of cameras.#biggbosstelugu3 @StarMaa #BiggBossTelugu3 #VithikaSheru BiggBossTelugu3 @TeluguBiggBoss3 #BiggBossTelugu3 Don’t see logic in pple’s voting if U R not vting for vithika for ystday’s over drama then same logic shd be applied on punarnavi as well. She instigated her basing on the fact that she didnt participate in cycle task with out considering her effort in kitchen.. TeluguBiggBoss @RealMeSunny Sandhya @Sandhyaa1996 The writer @ThewriterVS I don’t think so.. Wife tho issues quite common. ayina aa godava ninna ne sorry cheppukoni idaru cool ayyaru. ippudu godava vere la anipistundi. #BiggBossTelugu3 I support vithika in today’s episode.she cooked..punarnvi pointing her was not fair.there is no point if everyone starts fightng to be on cycle..punarnavi is being overconfident n showing her real self.rahul simplignj is in love it seems, blindly supportng her #BiggBossTelugu3 I am sure punarnvi will take all the praises to her head..today we saw her attitude while speaking to vithika and shivjyoti..ppl callng her mature shud w8 n see how she changes..just don’t fall for her looks.outer beauty need not make a persn beautiful frm inside #BiggBossTelugu3 #BiggBoss3Telugu #BiggBossTelugu3  #Telugubiggboss3 Looks like punarnavi wantedly locking horns with Vithika for some reason, nd Vthika is exactly getting trapped in Punarnavi’s scheme of whatever it is. Vthika is definitely getting into bad books for not controlling her emotions Visa Sriram @visasriram Today’s drama provided as per the script by Vithika Sheru, the drama queen of #BiggBossTelugu3. Varun has patience which comes with being with a woman like Vithika, no doubt, but I guess he needs to take a stand for himself in the #BiggBossTelugu3 house, unless it’s a plan (looks like it) by the couple. People know Varun more than Vithika. He needs the win more than her. Sammakka.Saarakka @SSaarakka It’s time for #VithikaSheru to exit the house. 1. She is gossiping 2. Just want to make big scene for small things (last with week #Mahesh and this week with #punarnavi)  3. #Varun would play better without her. This video an example of her drama! #BiggBossTelugu3 biggbosstelugu3 @biggbosstelugu9 Hari Krishna @Krishna19Hari Lalitha @Lalitha12618607 Aruna vedula karra @Arunaved272 I think Vithika is Right Cooking is not an easy thing.it exhausts our body and it requires atleast 15 mins to recover from that stress.what is Navi is doing in house actually.never seen her doing any work. another Sunayana without tanish #BiggBossTelugu3 She’s not mad on Navi. She’s mad on his Hus for supporting navi instead of her.its every wife’s nature around the world. No women on earth like this thing even though it’s her mistake. #BiggBossTelugu3 strategic move by vithika and varun… to gain screen space and image. Last week screen space for Issue with mahesh, this week screen space for remainding the task… by navi… punarnavi most deserved candidate for final..5last_img read more

Downpour disrupts Dhaka life

first_imgManik Mia Avenue goes under water after spells of rain in the capital on Sunday. Photo: Rajib HasanThree spells of rain in the capital on Sunday following a nor’wester earlier in the morning inundated many areas of Dhaka city, causing troubles to commuters in their movement.Heavy rain came down first in the morning, then at noon and again in the evening.A nor’wester accompanied by heavy rain and thunderstorm swept the capital in the morning.The seasonal storm hit around 8:30am with a downpour causing waterlogging on many major roads of the capital.The gusty wind with thunderstorm was blowing packing a speed of 62 kph, Abdul Alim, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Metrological Department, told UNB. The Met office recorded 55mm of rainfall till 12:00pm.The city experienced rain again around 12:00pm and 6:30pm.The clouds kept the sun out for much of the morning and noon casting a night-like ambience over the capital.Premises of Dhaka University`s Faculty of Fine Arts witness Nor’wester on Sunday morning. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasThe rainfalls submerged many parts of the city, including Dhanmondi, Farmgate, Karwanbazar, Mirpur, Badda, Shewrapara and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar areas.Many city dwellers welcomed the rain as it came after two days of sultry weather, bringing down the mercury level.Although most city dwellers preferred to stay indoors as day was a holiday, those ventured outside had to go through sufferings due to waterlogging.Meanwhile, 14 people were killed by lightning strikes in different parts of the country today.According to the reports of UNB news desk, five people were killed in Sirajganj, three in Magura and one each died in Naogaon, Noakhali, Sunamganj, Brahmanbaria and Rangamati districts in separate incidents of thunderbolt.A rickshaw puller waits for passenger amid rain in the capital. Photo: Prothom AloAmid the bad weather, the authorities concerned suspended the plying of launches and steamers from Sadarghat Launch Terminal until further notice.The Met Office forecast said rain/thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind and lightning flashes is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Chattogram division with heavy to very heavy falls over the country in the next 24 hours till 6:00pm on Monday.last_img