PG quota: Maratha Kranti Morcha backs protesting students

first_imgThe Maratha Kranti Morcha, on Sunday, announced its support to 250 aggrieved Maratha students whose postgraduate (PG) admission in medical colleges has been cancelled.The students have been protesting at Azad Maidan against the cancellation of their admissions following the Supreme Court striking down the 16 % Maratha quota for PG students in the medical stream this year. At a meeting held at the Chhatrapati Shahu Hall near Shivaji Mandir in Dadar (West), aggrieved students said that since they started protesting five days ago, none of the Members of Legislative Assembly had come to meet them and address their demands. A student, on condition of anonymity, said, “This is the start of another protest which will be against the cancellation of reservation for us. We have also approached the Maratha Kranti Morcha for assistance.” Virendra Pawar of the Maratha Kranti Morcha said, “We will head to Azad Maidan to support the students, and we will call our workers from different corners of the State to join us for the protest over the next two days, till May 14, which is the last date for readmission process to these colleges.” ‘Shocking decision’Gaurav Pawar, one of the affected students from Sangli, had got into MS Orthopedics at Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College in Nashik before his admission was declared null. Mr. Pawar said, “I also got into MMIMSR college near Ambala, but when we took admission in Maharashtra, we were disqualified from the other All India and the Diplomate of National Board exams. I then got into VPS college in Nashik where this shocking decision came to us after being there for 10 days.” Mr. Pawar added that there was no rule which states that admissions once given to students can be taken back. His mother, Shaurya Pawar, an advocate said, “My son applied for the PG medical course after the admission notification came out and then was in the college for ten days before this notification came out. Then the Nagpur Bench of the high court said that the admissions are cancelled because this rule of reservation was supposed to be applied the next year. Why did the government say that the examination forms could be filled if the admissions were to be cancelled later?” Dr. Suyash Patil, another aggrieved student, said, “Till we do not get back the 250 seats reserved for the Maratha community, we will protest at Azad Maidan. We want the same college and the same seat.”last_img read more

Odisha loses 119 elephants to electrocution in a decade

first_imgOdisha has lost 119 elephants to electrocution alone in past 10 years; the State Assembly was informed on Tuesday.Responding to a written question as to how many elephants died after coming in contact with live electric wire, the State Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha said. “as many as 119 elephants died in electrocution between 2009-10 and by October of 2019-20.”For these deaths, 133 people, 11 forest personnel and four energy department officials have faced actions, said Mr. Arukha.The Minister listed a number steps being taken to check electrocution deaths of elephants.“Officials of all power distribution companies, Principal Chief Wildlife Warden, Regional Chief Conservator of Forests and Divisional Forest Officers regularly meet in coordination meetings to prevent electrocution deaths,” he said.Energy department has been asked to insulate live electric wire in 1519.36 km-long low tension transmission line in 17 forest divisions of the State and insulation of wire should be made in other areas where elephant movements have been noticed, says the written reply.In Angul forest division, movements of elephants are tracked with the help of drone and a control room has been set up for better coordination between people and field level staff.Wildlife experts, however, said given the magnitude of wildlife loss, the action appeared too insignificant.“The actions being taken against forest and energy department officials are just eye-wash. In most cases, officials are asked explanations and those culminate in suspension. After few months, they are reinstated in job. In absence of visible stringent action, officials do not become sincere to rectify lapses,” said Biswajit Mohanty, wildlife expert.last_img read more

Best registration ends today

first_imgRegistration for the award-winning Best Center for its basketball and volleyball classes at Ateneo College covered courts ends Thursday. Nic Jorge, founding president of the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center, said the classes which started last Monday will last until June 15. The sessions are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8-11:30 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics PH Wildcats move on to 2019 PONY World Series View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: Rampant India take on West Indies in warm-up game

first_imgTheir combination more or less settled, India will look to get some much-needed practice and attain perfection in all departments when they take on an under-prepared West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 warm-up fixture here on Thursday.India are in the middle of a dream run having won their sixth Asia Cup title recently after series wins in Australia and at home against Sri Lanka.Since it’s a warm-up game, a little bit of spotlight will be on Mohammed Shami, even though the chances of the pacer making it to the XI when the tournament proper starts looks very grim. (World T20: ICC announces Kolkata as venue for India-Pakistan match)India’s frontline pacer less than a year back, Shami is struggling to return following a surgery on his troubled knee and failed in his brief attempt during the Australia tour earlier this year when he pulled a hamstring.His fitness will be assessed during the course of the two warm-up fixtures, against the West Indies and South Africa in Mumbai on March 12. (ICC World T20: MS Dhoni wants to adopt slow but steady approach) Jasprit Bumrah along with old warhorse Ashish Nehra have formed a potent pace attack with seaming allrounder Hardik Pandya and the bowling attack has left skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni ‘relieved’.Bumrah and Pandya shared 25 wickets between them in 11 matches. During this period, India have lost just one game and won a bilateral T20 series in Australia, against Sri Lanka here and lifted their sixth Asia Cup in Bangladesh recently.advertisementBoasting a healthy strike rate of 147.61, Pandya is also proving to be handy with the bat and is often promoted up the order.There will also be opportunities for the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh and Pawan Negi who have often warmed the bench with their winning combination in place. (Hardik Pandya wants to be India’s Jacques Kallis) Champions of inaugural edition in 2007, India and 2012 winners West Indies are the top two T20I sides but contrary to the hosts who have had 11 matches to the build-up, the Caribbeans are short on practice.Their last T20I engagement was a two-match drawn series in Sri Lanka in November last year and they had a week-long camp in UAE where they played practice matches against Zimbabwe and county side Warwickshire.The Windies cricketers, being the most sought-after in T20s, have been playing all over the world in different franchise leagues. “We have 15 match winners in our team. When I see the dressing room with the likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, my job becomes easy,” skipper Darren Sammy said.”When the next edition happens (in 2020) many of our players would not be around, so the winning the title means a lot to us, it will give a massive boost back home,” the 2012 World T20 winning skipper added.West Indies will be without the big trio of Kieron Pollard (injury), Sunil Narine (suspension) and Darren Bravo who declined the contract and they have been replaced by Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse and Johnson.Uncapped Evin Lewis was yesterday named in the squad for the injured Lendl Simmons who pulled out at the last minute.The Windies will face Aussies in a second warmup match March 13 before heading to Mumbai where they begin their World T20 campaign against England March 16.TeamsIndia: MS Dhoni (capt), R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh.West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher (wk), Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor and Evin Lewis.last_img read more

24 Hours

first_imgPhoto Attribution: Corie BrianneWhat am I supposed to write to entertain you or make you feel better or make you laugh or get you excited?That’s what I do on this blog, you know. I try to entertain. I inform you and give you videos and maybe say something funny ever other post or so. I try to affirm to you that, yes, OSU’s defense really is better than people give it credit for and I empty my not-very-deep bag of adjectives to describe Brandon Weeden’s arm.I do it because I love to write and I’ve grown to love you guys (and girls) who read this blog and, honestly, it’s just a lot of fun.Today was pretty much the opposite of fun though and my words tank is pretty much on E.Like so many people have tweeted tonight, the loss to Iowa State pales in comparison to the loss we experienced this morning. I think we all know that and yet one doesn’t make the other easier to swallow.24 hours ago we were texting about the title game and talking about how much fun it is to be a Cowboy (Cowgirl) right now. Fast-forward to this moment and all of a sudden we’re the most broken fan base in the country.The football program will move forward, for sure. There will be more 10-win seasons and maybe a Big 12 title or two in their future. I’m not sure if anything like this perfect storm will take place again, but they will be fine.It stings though. It stings to wake up to 9 texts from your best friends about the death of someone you used to know and played basketball for. And it stings to look to a game played by your school’s football team to try and alleviate some of that sorrow, only to get your heart ripped out one more time.Squinky didn’t wait for Bedlam.And I’m sure Thayer is crafting the sequel to his piece earlier this year.That’s all right too. Because I don’t love Oklahoma State for what its football team gives me or doesn’t give me.I love Oklahoma State because I saw an entire community of fans and people galvanized by one of the utmost tragedies in our school’s long history of tragic events.It is not this game that brings us together, but our love for one another, bound my some silly union that has to do with sporting events and uniforms and daggers and overtimes.So go to bed tonight. Wake up tomorrow. It will be better (how could it be worse?). And we will still be Oklahoma State on that day and for every other.Squinky may have got us. But we’ve got each other.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

OSU Will Hold Open Tryouts For a Kicker This Year (And Every Year)

first_imgIn reality, this is not a new concept, but it might be new to you. Mike Gundy reiterated this week that OSU will have open tryouts for anyone who can kick a football long distances.“We always have tryouts when school starts,” said Gundy on Saturday. “We’ve always made it public that if there’s a young man in this school that can kick or punt — we have about 21,000 students here, some of them might be off-campus — but as much as soccer has grown in this state I would always think that there is someone here that has to be able to kick.“They’re always welcome to come over and it’s a great spot to earn a scholarship because we have to have those punters and those kickers. As you guys know, we only sign one of those guys every three or four years, so there’s always roster spots. Now, [Matt] Ammendola, he’s doing good kicking the ball and (Ben) Grogan is still in the world he lives in and Zach (Sinor) is where he is. Ammendola will be a guy that gets a chance to do some kickoff stuff for us because he has a really powerful leg. If he can satisfy what we need there, that allows Grogan to focus more on what his specialty is … Ammendola brings us a little depth that we haven’t had over the past few years.”But if you can out-kick him, you’re more than welcome. It’s much-needed too. Oklahoma State was No. 73 in the country last year in touchbacks with just 22. If it can lower its opponent’s averaging starting field position from where it was last year (the 40-yard line) by three yards to the 37-yard line, that’s worth 0.7 points per drive. OSU kicked off 7-8 times a game last year so that could be worth five points per contest. That’s a big deal when it comes to the world of college football.Of course you’re going to have to beat out the big boy leg of Ammendola.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

IPL 2019: I am not scary. No need to fear Universe Boss, says Chris Gayle

first_img 3 Nicholas Pooran (PNJ) N. Pooran (PNJ) not out Match Ended covers AB de Villiers (BLR) de Villiers (BLR) 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 0 Mayank Agarwal M. Agarwal c Yuzvendra Chahal b Marcus Stoinis not out 21 166.66 covers 9 fine Leg (20.0) 82 (44) 1 fine Leg Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Mid Wicket 0 Point Mid off Mid Wicket fine Leg B 46 (28) Punjab PNJ 0 3 4 Mid on All batsmen are considered right handed Navdeep Saini (BLR) N. Saini (BLR) view more view less 7.33 fine Leg 42 fine Leg 6.5 Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) and Rod Tucker (AUS) vs 164.28 Point Mid off 28 Mid Wicket 4s 0 Square Leg 3 4 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Point 230 0 0 Mid off – 182/6 ( R. Ashwin 19.2 Overs) , Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal Umesh Yadav (BLR) U. Yadav (BLR) 1 Mid on 25 Bangalore BLR advertisement All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Square Leg 1 8.25 c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini Point 6 Match Ended fine Leg 202/4 35 Point m 2 13 Scorecard o Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Square Leg 1 0 Ravichandran Ashwin (c) R. Ashwin (c) c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav All batsmen are considered right handed 36 India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 08:38 IST Chris Gayle has already scored 444 runs in IPL 2019 (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle has scored 444 runs in 10 matches for Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 Indian Premier LeagueGayle was named in the West Indies squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup on WednesdayChris Gayle said he was getting better with age and added there was no need to fear himChris Gayle is in scary mood and form in the 2019 Indian Premier League. He debuted for Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and made an immediate impression with a blistering hundred against Sunrisers Hyderabad – he finished last season with 368 runs from 11 matches.In the 2019 IPL, Chris Gayle has been more destructive. He has played 10 matches so far this summer and he has already crossed the 400-run mark (444 runs so far) for the first time since 2015 when he smashed 491 runs. This year, his average is at its highest since 2013 and his strike rate at its highest since 2012.MS Dhoni was thankful to Harbhajan Singh after he snared the dangerous Chris Gayle early in the innings. One of the wiliest captains in the game, Dhoni said he knew an off-spinner stood the best chance of getting Gayle out early.It’s no secret: opposition bowlers and captains are scared of Chris Gayle. If the West Indian superstar gets going, he can do some serious damage. But Gayle said, wait for it, there’s no reason to fear him.By the way, Chris Gayle was confident he would be part of West Indies’ World Cup side – he indeed was named in the squad not long after the interview. Gayle said he is looking forward to the tournament. Given his form against England in the ODI series at home, it will be shocking if they leave Gayle out.”Nothing new for everyone to fear me. But hey, I am not scary okay? So there’s no need to fear the Universe Boss,” Chris Gayle told India Today. “I am normal like everyone else. I may hit a few sixes more than anyone else but at the same time, it takes only 1 ball to get Universe Boss out. The World Cup is a big thing for the entire world to see their own nations do well in the World Cup and I am looking forward to it as well.advertisement”I will definitely be a part of the West Indies side of the World Cup. I will be fit and ready and really looking forward to it. A lot of talks have been around that teams should be wary of the West Indies based on what has actually happened in the ODI series vs England at home. Once the team is selected and we can come together as a group, I am sure we can do some damage in the World Cup.Chris Gayle had earlier said this would be his last World Cup but during the interview, he said it was possible he would play longer when (not if) West Indies win the World Cup.Chris Gayle is nearly 40 but he is still one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket. During the 2019 IPL., he became the fastest to 4000 runs in the IPL and the first man to hit 300 sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League.”Maybe I am getting better with age. One of my best ODI performances came against England. Maybe I am beginning to peak at 39,” Chris Gayle said.Also Read | Chris Gayle, Andre Russell in West Indies 2019 World Cup squadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Chris GayleFollow Universe BossFollow KXIPFollow Kings XI Punjab 22 Bangalore BLR 2 2 Square Leg Mid off Super Over third Man 2 3 13.5 Ankit Rajpoot A. Rajpoot 0 0 S/R Square Leg c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini 0 Mid on 1 Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 42 commentary Point 185/7 third Man Mid Wicket 27 Chris Gayle C. Gayle c AB de Villiers b Umesh Yadav David Miller D. Miller c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini covers third Man 100 24 third Man Bangalore Square Leg 185/7 0 2 46 w Toss: PNJ elected to field r Mid on Mid Wicket 202/4 nb Fall of Wickets c Parthiv Patel b Umesh Yadav covers Square Leg c AB de Villiers b Umesh Yadav Bangalore Bowling BLR Bowling 300 3/36 (4) 4 33 Mid off Mid off Mid Wicket 42/1 ( C. Gayle 3.2 Overs) , 2/33 (4) 1 Mid off wd All batsmen are considered right handed Punjab Mid Wicket covers All batsmen are considered right handed 7 view full scorecard 96 Square Leg R 0 covers All batsmen are considered right handed (20.0) Nicholas Pooran (wk) N. Pooran (wk) c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini fine Leg Mid Wicket 21 0 Washington Sundar W. Sundar 50 third Man 0 Extras: 4 runs (B: 0, LB: 0, WD: 4, NB: 0, P: 0) 0 Lokesh Rahul L. Rahul c Tim Southee b Moeen Ali Bangalore beat Punjab by 17 runs Mid on 101/2 ( M. Agarwal 9.1 Overs) , 0 Moeen Ali M. Ali Navdeep Saini N. Saini third Man 182/7 ( H. Viljoen 19.3 Overs) , 1 Mid on Umesh Yadav U. Yadav 0 fine Leg 2 Mandeep Singh M. Singh not out 155.55 Tim Southee T. Southee covers Punjab batting PNJ batting (20.0) Point 0 Marcus Stoinis M. Stoinis (20.0) 1 4 0 e/r covers 5 third Man 176/5 ( N. Pooran 19 Overs) , 10.5 185/7 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Marcus Stoinis 33 2 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Mid on 0 (20.0) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Indian Premier League, 2019 27 105/3 ( L. Rahul 10.1 Overs) , Series Status: Player Of The Match: AB de Villiers Mohammed Shami M. Shami Murugan Ashwin M. Ashwin not out 4 5 Punjab PNJ c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav graphs 23 IPL 2019: I am not scary. No need to fear Universe Boss, says Chris GayleIPL 2019: Chris Gayle said there was no need to fear him because he hits more sixes than other players. In an interview with India Today, Gayle said he was getting better with age. 0 Mid off 6s Hardus Viljoen H. Viljoen c Parthiv Patel b Umesh Yadav 10 173/4 ( D. Miller 18.1 Overs) , 1 c Tim Southee b Moeen Ali third Man Point No data available! 11 0 Mid onlast_img read more

We have to build a team for the T20 World Cup: MSK Prasad

first_imgWe have to build a team for the T20 World Cup: MSK PrasadChief selector MSK Prasad on Sunday unveiled the Indian squad for the full-fledged tour of West Indies, having chosen to blood a number of youngsters like Shreyas Iyer and Navdeep Saini while also giving a chance to Deepak and Rahul Chahar to prove their credentials on the bigger stage.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 21:01 IST Virat Kohli will be leading a new-looking Indian team on the West Indies tour (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSIndia’s Test, ODI and T20I sqauds for the West Indies tour were announced on SundayChief selector MSK Prasad fielded questions regarding the selection policies being followed in the past yearPrasad reiterated that BCCI has a clear vision for Team India’s future after the World Cup ousterEven while the dust is yet to settle after India’s semi-final exit in World Cup 2019, the focus has quickly shifted to the next world event the T20 World Cup which is fifteen months away.India being the game’s hotbed lives in World Cup cycles and the selectors know that well. The morning after an eventful press conference that kept the Chief selector busy answering questions on MS Dhoni’s future, MSK Prasad told India Today that they had their plans in place.”Our vision is very clear. We have to build a team for the World Cup. We have a core team ready and there are those who are on the fringe. We have to try out a few more players. Once we have tried enough players, four months before the World Cup, which is about twelve months from now, we will play with the main team. If there are 25 T20s maybe in 10-12 we will experiment,” he said.Exactly what the plan was for the World Cup 2019 too. But the middle order remained unsettled till the very end. “Definitely, there are lessons. One can learn from that,” Prasad said.But India’s surge in the game’s fastest format has been the slowest. They won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 when Indian cricket was still recovering from the sudden death of World Cup in West Indies did not see it coming. With anticipation raised in every subsequent World T20, India has continued to fall short of the finish line.advertisementThe 2007 win set the IPL up which grew from strength to strength but India’s T20 selection approach has only mirrored its ODI ways. Has the Prasad led selection committee, done any course correction this time?MS Dhoni by opting out made their task a lot easier. Dinesh Karthik has made umpteen comebacks but they seem to have looked past him now. CSK’s value pick Kedar Jadhav doesn’t find a place in India’s T20 mix. In come the likes of Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer – not exactly new faces but rewarded for scoring runs with the A team in West Indies.With Bumrah out and spin twins Kul-Cha not picked, there are new openings in the bowling department too. Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed and Deepak Chahar who missed the flight to England now get an opportunity to stake a claim for T20 World Cup 2020. Does Bumrah and Shami’s absence blunt India’s death overs resources? Prasad says he is “happy with the way Khaleel is shaping up”.Krunal Pandya who was drafted in India’s T20 squad this year should believe he is in for a long haul. Mayank Markande whose mysterious googlies in IPL earned him an India cap has lost his India spot after a solitary game to fellow Mumbai Indians leggie Rahul Chahar. Off spinning all-rounder, Washington Sundar too makes it to the West Indies bound T20 squad.With T20 action scheduled at home against South Africa, Bangladesh, West Indies and Zimbabwe in the next six months, if Prasad’s T20 vision is to be believed, expect more rotation in the spin department. Shreyas Gopal and Axar Patel could get a look in too.The selectors may have missed a trick by ignoring the young bright Shubhman Gill. He looked comfortable at the top of the order too for KKR last year. Gill sent another reminder by delivering a Man of the series-winning show against West Indies A. “Shubhman Gill will be there. Fortunately, we have a lot of A tours so players can be eased into the main side,” he said.With Gill waiting in the wings, Shikhar Dhawan will need to keep clocking the runs at the pace T20 demands. Prithvi Shaw and Sanju Samson are yet to make their India T20 debuts but having taken down the best of world attacks in IPL, they should be in contention.India’s selectors have been criticized in the past for fast-tracking IPL performers into India squads. But this is one format where the IPL to India progression should be par for course. Prasad’s team’s vision statement for T20 2020 will be up for test too.Also Read | Have the selectors looked past MS Dhoni?Also Read | How Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey are key to solving India’s middle-order puzzleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow MSK PrasadFollow T20 World Cup 2020last_img read more

Sea Hub Tankers Defaults on Sea Tanker I Demise Charter Deal

first_imgzoom ES Shipping, a subsidiary of Singapore’s ES Group, has terminated the demise charter contract with compatriot Sea Hub Tankers Pte for the bunker vessel Sea Tanker I.Under the five-year demise charter contract entered into in November 2012, after the ship was delivered from the yard, ES Shipping had agreed to demise charter Sea Tanker I to Sea Hub Tankers for a monthly charter fee, with the bunker vessel ownership to be transferred to Sea Hub Tankers upon payment of full consideration at the end of the charter contract.As informed, Sea Hub Tankers has defaulted on the contract, which has been terminated with effect from September 11, 2017.ES Shipping added it reserves the rights to claim any damages from Sea Hub Tankers resulting from the termination.“With the termination of the demise charter contract, the ownership of Sea Tanker I will no longerbe transferred to Sea Hub Tankers and will be retained by ES Shipping,” the company said.ES Group added that the contract termination is expected to have a material impact on its net tangible assets per share and the net earnings per share for the current financial year ending December 31, 2017.Sea Hub Tankers has three vessels listed in its fleet, Sea Tanker I, Sea Tanker II and Sea Tanker.Separately, ES Group said that it has established two subsidiaries in Singapore engaged in chartering and freight water transport activities.The two chartering subsidiaries are ES Chartering, 100% held by the company, and ES Aspire, 100% held by ES Chartering.last_img read more

Food Bank For NYC Hosts StarStudded Annual CanDo Awards Dinner

first_imgEarlier this week, guests gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City for the Food Bank For New York City’s Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner.Jon Bon Jovi, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Stipe, Mike Myers and Aziz AnsariCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThis year’s dinner, hosted by Mario Batali, honored Dan Colen, Joey O’Loughlin and LAVAZZA for their commitment to hunger relief. The evening also featured a special performance by Ledisi.The Can-Do Awards Dinner is instrumental in helping to provide support for the 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on Food Bank For New York City’s programs and services.Additional attendees of the evening included Jon Bon Jovi, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Myers, Michael Stipe, Katie Lee, Stephanie March, Bryan Greenberg and Debi Mazar among others.last_img read more

Unifor reaches tentative deal with Resolute Forest Products to set pattern

first_imgMONTREAL – Unifor says it has reached a tentative deal with Resolute Forest Products Inc. that, once approved, will serve as a pattern agreement for workers at pulp and paper mills across the Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic regions.Details of the four-year agreement were not disclosed.The union says they will not be discussed publicly until members have had a chance to vote on the deal. Ratification votes are expected over the coming weeks.Unifor says the priorities in the contract talks were related to wages, vacations, benefits, pensions and job security.Unifor national president Jerry Dias says the tentative agreement will ensure members receive fair compensation.The union estimates some 15,000 members will be affected by the pattern agreement.Companies in this story: (TSX:RFP)last_img

Football star and UN envoy Marta spotlights efforts to empower Sierra Leones

The three-day visit that began yesterday is the first trip to Africa for Ms. Vieira da Silva, a Brazilian national known to her fans as Marta, since her appointment last year as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme (UNDP). As part of the visit, the five-time winner of the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year title is promoting local efforts that empower women, one of the eight internationally-agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which seek to end extreme poverty by 2015. “We all need to contribute to help defeat poverty,” said Marta, who is currently a forward player with the Western New York Flash. “UNDP works around the world making a positive difference in people’s lives, and I am proud to add my personal commitment to its work,” she added. She is visiting UNDP programmes, and meeting with young women and advocacy groups that are lobbying the national parliament to enact laws that ensure women’s quotas at all levels of political decision making, according to a news release issued at the start of the visit. “Women’s full participation in leadership and decision making is critical for the consolidation of peace and security, as well as meaningful for overall development in Sierra Leone,” said Mia Seppo, UNDP Country Director. “Marta’s visit will showcase some of the good work that has been done towards achieving these goals.” UNDP has been helping Sierra Leone to establish legal services aimed at women who experienced sexual violence or abuse, providing them with aid and advice on their rights and options for pursuing justice. Gender equality and women’s rights are vital issues for the post-conflict nation, where 73 per cent of women are illiterate, and females currently occupy only 37 per cent of secondary school places, and only 19 per cent of university slots. Marta is part of an elite roster of UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors that also includes soccer stars Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Iker Casillas and Didier Drogba, Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova and Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, among other world-renowned personalities. 1 September 2011The world’s top female football player and United Nations advocate Marta Vieira da Silva is on a mission to Sierra Leone to highlight efforts to empower women in the West African nation that is recovering from years of conflict. read more

UN official condemns plan to expel displaced from church grounds in Côte

The United Nations Emergency Coordinator today condemned a proposed move to expel nearly 3,000 displaced people forcefully from a Roman Catholic mission in Côte d’Ivoire, announced in a Government circular this week, as counter to humanitarian principles.”The United Nations is deeply troubled by this flagrant display of lack of respect for humanitarian principles and for the people under our humanitarian protection,” Under-Secretary-General Jan Egeland of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.Repeated attacks on the civilian population of Duékoué and surrounding villages in late May and early June initially sent some 15,000 people to seek shelter at the Catholic mission. Of these about 2,700 remain.The UN Country Team in Côte d’Ivoire learned that the military sous-prefet of Duékoué distributed an official circular, dated 27 September, saying that the internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing at the local Catholic mission would be forcibly removed from that site tomorrow.Meanwhile, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire, Pierre Schori, was set to attend the special summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria, today.He said he would also go to the meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 6 October. He would then travel to New York for a session of the Security Council, which issued a presidential statement last week repeating its support for the regional, continental African and international efforts to take the peace process forward.Mr. Schori invited the parties to the crisis to end the language of war, embrace dialogue, start working seriously and say, as President Laurent Gbagbo had done: “There will be no civil war in Côte d’Ivoire after 30 October.” Nationwide elections have long been scheduled for that day. read more

Christine Lampard hid from stalker in bedroom when Twitter obsessive turned up

King, from West Hampstead, north west London, initially pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before magistrates last November. Christof King admitted one charge of stalking One of his tweets stated “I can hear the screeching of the nails as I sharpen them for your crucifixion” and another said: “I am planning the writing on your gravestone.”He went to the couple’s £10 million home several times.In a statement, Mrs Lampard, who is pregnant with her first child, told Isleworth Crown Court:  “I do not go out alone anymore. I always go out with someone.” Christine Lampard, the television presenter, has revealed she is too terrified to go out alone after being hounded by a stalker for three years.She was once forced to hide in her bedroom and on another occasion was left cowering behind the sofa when he repeatedly turned up at her London mansion, having bombarded her with “dark and disturbing” tweets, emails and letters, a court heard.Christof King, 39, who believed it was “his destiny” to be with Mrs Lampard, the wife of former England footballer Frank Lampard, pleaded guilty yesterday (FRI) to one charge of stalking causing serious alarm or distress, having previously denied the allegation.But Mrs Lampard, 39, could be forced to face him in court on Monday because he denies sending certain tweets and knowing that his behaviour amounted to harassment.The judge, Robin Johnson, has scheduled a Newton hearing to determine the full extent of his campaign and may ask to hear directly from Mrs Lampard, who had been expected to give evidence from behind a screen at his trial.His findings will determine the severity of King’s sentence. He faces a maximum of five years imprisonment. Christine Lampard  Mrs Lampard revealed last year that King had booked himself into her hotel when she was away with her husband.She told ITV’s Loose Women: “There was a chap who had been trying to get in contact with me for a while.“He thought we were married in his mind.“He randomly turned up at the hotel we were staying in, which does freak you out because there’s a sense that he knows where you are.“Frank did go out and say, ‘Look, you’ve got to stop, this isn’t normal behaviour.” Frank Lampard described how King turned up at their front gate, forcing his wife and their housekeeper to hide in the bedroom because they were so frightened.“’It has both made us feel very vulnerable, she became flustered and very nervous and concerned for her safety,” he said.“I could see that Christine was very anxious and shaken more than I have ever seen.”Alisdair Smith, prosecuting, said: “The motivation appears to be a belief that there’s a form of bond or pre-destined emotional relationship and comments made by the complainant on television.“This is an allegation of a sustained period of harassment.”Video: Christine Lampard talks about stalker on Loose Women Frank And Christine Lampard Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The stalker went to Frank and Christine Lampard’s home several timesCredit:Karwai Tang /WireImage Christof King admitted one charge of stalkingCredit:central In February, his counsel then unsuccessfully attempted to have the case thrown out, arguing it was not accepted that King had caused Mrs Lampard “serious distress” and that therefore a jury could not reasonably convict.King, wearing an open-neck white shirt and dark grey suit, only spoke to confirm his name during yesterday’s brief appearance and was bailed to return on Monday.Outside court, he smiled and looked relaxed as he discussed next week’s hearing.”It’s going to be horrendous, but you have to do it don’t you?” he said. Christine Lampard, pictured in March, announced in May that she is pregnantCredit:Neil Mockford /FilmMagic  King’s stalking campaign began in early 2015 and continued until late last year. read more

How much money did Christmas FM raise for charity Its the week

first_img EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.€1,000: The amount of money in a cash donation that former Fine Gael minister James Reilly failed to provide a receipt for during last year’s general election.2: The number of Irish poets invoked when outgoing US vice-president Joe Biden was presented with the United States’ highest honour by president Barack Obama.100,000: The number of full time workers US e-commerce giant Amazon hopes to hire in the US over the next 18 months.30: The number of days the Apollo House occupation lasted for, before the building was vacated on Thursday.€5 million: The amount of money lost by Donald Trump’s golf course at Doonbeg in Clare by the end of 2015.27.9 million: The number of people who used Dublin Airport last year, more than four times the population of Ireland.64%: The percentage of Irish men in favour of the Government extending an invitation to Donald Trump to come to Ireland (compared to 64% of women against).10: Here are the 10 best Irish albums of last year (according to the RTÉ Choice Music Prize).10: And while we’re at it, here are the top 10 grossing movies in the Irish box office last year.1,000: The number of customers left without power after an electricity outage on Wednesday.17: The number of people arrested over the Paris robbery of Kim Kardashian.€360,000: The amount of money raised by Christmas FM radio station for homelessness charity Focus Ireland over the festive period.Read: Like our weekly numerical breakdown? Check out more > How much money did Christmas FM raise for charity? It’s the week in numbers Plus: The top 10 albums of 2016. Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland Jan 14th 2017, 6:30 PM Short URL 4 Comments Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 6:30 PM Share Tweet Email By Cormac Fitzgerald Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 18,600 Views Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Irelandlast_img read more

It means a huge amount to us as parents How buying this

first_img‘It means a huge amount to us as parents’: How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need You won’t know whose picture you have – amateur or world famous professional – until after the purchase, but all proceeds go to the Jack and Jill foundation. 2 Comments By Andrew Roberts Mar 5th 2019, 7:01 PM Share37 Tweet Email2 Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 7:00 PM Source: 11,951 Views Subscribe for more videos THE INCOGNITO GALLERY is returning to Dublin and Cork, where you can pick up an original miniature-sized artwork that could have been made by a world famous artist for only €50.The only catch is you won’t know whose picture you have – amateur or professional artist like Dublin’s own Maser, Paul Costelloe or celebrities like Bono – until after the purchase.All proceeds go to the Jack and Jill foundation which provides nursing and support for children with severe neurological development issues and their families.Joan Johnston, whose son Leo was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome seven months ago, says the service the foundation has supplied has been life changing.To those donating their artwork to the gallery, she says: “To be able to give your time and your talent in order to help raise money for such an amazingly worthwhile cause…It means a huge amount to us as parents of children with additional needs.”The pieces will be sold to the public in Dublin at the Solomon Gallery from April 5-7 and in Cork at the Lavit Gallery in Cork from May 17-18.  Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

House Passes Bill To Facilitate More Money For Public Education In Alaska

first_imgThe changes in HB 213 are based on recommendations from the House Education Finance Subcommittee and the work of the Senate Education Committee. The Alaska Department of Revenue estimates that a yearly 4.75 percent draw from the Public School Trust Fund will result in $8.2 million in additional, available education funding in Alaska. The Department of Revenue reports that there would be no additional administrative or investment costs as a result of the passage of HB 213. House Bill 213 passed the Alaska House of Representatives Monday on reconsideration by a vote of 21-18. The bill has been transferred to the Alaska State Senate for consideration. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. Rep. Justin Parish: “The Public School Trust Fund would be nearly twice as large today if my bill had been law when it was established. At the same time, it would have paid out more than twice as much for public education. Those are the Department of Revenue’s findings. This sort of management is the industry standard for a reason,” said Rep. Parish. “This is a simple bill with a considerable upside for the state, especially our schools.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Earlier this week, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Justin Parish (D-Juneau) to modernize the $675 million Public School Trust Fund to generate millions of dollars a year more for public education in Alaska. House Bill 213 restructures the fund and allows an annual percent of market value (POMV) draw based on the total value of the fund while protecting its inflation-adjusted value. “We still have a multi-billion dollar budget deficit. This is a way that we can be smarter with our money,” said Rep. Parish. “I’m also very glad that the additional millions raised are dedicated to education.”last_img read more

BTS On The Creative Process Breaking Records Their Responsibility As Artists More

first_img Email News BTS On The Creative Process, Breaking Records, Their Responsibility As Artists & More Facebook BTS On Creativity, Breaking Records & More bts-creative-process-breaking-records-their-responsibility-artists-more Twitter You have likely already seen the too-cute behind-the-scenes footage from the event, and now we are excited to share with you our favorite questions and answers from “A Conversation With BTS.” The boys of BTS get in-depth with Scott Goldman, the museum’s Artistic Director, about the creative process, breaking records, the responsibility they feel as artists, their special relationship with their fans, and more.”That makes us think more about our responsibilities, how we should act, how we should make our music. So it makes us think more deeply about what we do, how responsible we should be about what we’re doing, and the music we’re making,” Jungkook shares, referring to the success they have seen so far.BTS: “Fans Gave Us The Wings That Allowed Us To Be Where We Are” Get an exclusive look at what the K-pop supergroup revealed in their recent conversation at the GRAMMY Museum.Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 19, 2018 – 12:08 pm If you are still bummed that you were not one of the 200 lucky fans who got to be in the audience for the GRAMMY Museum’s intimate conversation with K-pop wonderboys BTS on Sept. 11, there’s a silver-lining in that grey cloud lingering over your head. And if you were there, you’re also in luck – you get to relive the special night. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 19, 2018 – 12:08 pm BTS On Creativity, Breaking Records & Morelast_img read more

Morgan State Releases Inclement Weather Plan for Graduation

first_imgMorgan State University President David Wilson today announced the school’s commencement venue would remain the same despite predictions of inclement weather.Wilson said the 142nd commencement would be held at the Hughes Stadium on campus after students voted to remain at the outdoor venue.(Screengrab/Twitter)To mitigate the effects of potentially bad weather, the University is providing complimentary rain ponchos to graduates and their guests. The ponchos will be made available to the students at their line-up areas and invited guests would be able to receive one as they enter stadium. Ponchos are also available for purchase for 48 cents at the University bookstore.For those attendees who wish not to be out in the elements, they will have the option to view the ceremony indoors at the USC theater or at the Murphy Fine Arts Center via live stream. The live stream will also be available via the official Morgan State University mobile app.The ceremony will begin at its regularly scheduled time.last_img read more