With Final 4 within reach, Tigresses vow to go all out in last 2 games

first_imgCaptain Cherry Rondina said her team’s final two games of the season is where the Golden Tigresses would ultimately go all out in their rabid run to the Final Four.“If we can win our remaining games then I’d be okay with that,” said Rondina in Filipino. “It would great for us if we can reach the top because that’s what we really want.”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“We can’t turn it down one but, we’ll give it our all in training,” added Rondina who finished with 20 points against the Lady Maroons.UST’s win pushed it to a tie of the third spot with Far Eastern University leaving UP at the fifth spot with a 6-6 card. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Laure, who finished with 11 points against UP, is the league’s second leading scorer with a total of 200 points while Rondina is atop the Best Scorers table with 217 points.“When I entered the UAAP’s senior division, I told Ate Sisi we would give her what she deserves. It’s not just me but everyone of us will support her,” said Laure.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img The Golden Tigresses would then need just one more win to secure their slot in the big dance.“In my opinion, once we get complacent, everything will be taken away from us so we’re always holding on that we know we can do this,” said Rondina. “We can’t get anything if we don’t work for it.”Luckily for Rondina, she won’t have to carry UST on her own.Rookie star Eya Laure vowed since her first day with UST’s senior team that she would support Rondina and give the graduating captain the best exit possible.“I don’t want to show Ate Sisi that all we’re doing is just for the eliminations,” said Laure in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Former teammates Terrence Romeo, Roger Pogoy downplay confrontation Cherry Rondina, left, and Eya Laure celebrate a point. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas is about to go full steam ahead with two games remaining in its schedule in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Golden Tigresses scored an inspirational sweep of University of the Philippines, 25-21, 25-12, 26-24, and improved to an 8-4 record Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center, solidifying their place at the top four of the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Serie A: Torino’s Andrea Belotti Brace Sinks Miserable AC Milan

first_img AC MilanAndrea BelottifootballItaly First Published: September 27, 2019, 8:57 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Milan: Torino forward Andrea Belotti inspired a second-half turnaround with two goals to beat AC Milan 2-1 on Thursday, piling more pain on the fallen giants of Italian football as they slid down to 13th in the Serie A table.Milan, reeling from a 2-0 derby defeat by Inter, got off to a strong start when Polish forward Krzysztof Piatek converted a penalty in the 18th minute. Italy striker Belotti missed a clear chance for the hosts just before halftime but made amends by levelling in the 72nd minute with a thumping strike from outside the area which proved too powerful for Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Milan goal.Belotti put his side in front four minutes later with a scrappy yet emphatic finish, pouncing on another poor piece of goalkeeping by Donnarumma to bundle the loose ball towards the net, then conjuring up a scissor kick to smash it into the net.Simone Zaza should have sealed victory for Torino in stoppage time when he tore towards goal alone but slipped over as he tried to round Donnarumma.Torino were instead made to sweat for all three points, relying on an impressive save from goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu to thwart Piatek from point-blank range and inflict a third defeat in five games on six-times European champions Milan.Torino moved up to sixth place on nine points after five games, while Milan are 13th on six. Inter lead the standings on 15 points. last_img read more

Madrid suffer worst goalless run in 33 years

first_imgReal Madrid’s scoring woes are now the worst they’ve been in over three decades after failing to find the net against Deportivo Alaves.Manu Garcia’s 95th minute winner saw the hosts come away with a 1-0 victory over the reigning European champions, one that actually brings them level to Real Madrid on 14 points in the Liga table.Not even the return of Gareth Bale to the line-up after missing against CSKA Moscow midweek and coming off early against Atletico was enough to break the recent string of struggles. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The reigning European Champions began the season well enough, with victories in their first three league contests this season, scoring 10 goals in the process.While a draw against Athletic Bilbao was their first setback of the campaign, subsequent victories against Roma and Espanyol set Real off to a fine start under Julen Lopetegui.But the success in front of goal that was present in four of the club’s first five games of the season has evaporated in recent weeks.Real Madrid have not scored since that victory over Espanyol, having been kept off the board in four straight contests.Over that span, Madrid have lost 3-0 to Sevilla and held city rivals Atletico to a scoreless draw, following those results with a pair of 1-0 losses on the road to CSKA Moscow and Alaves.That is the longest goalless streak the club have endured since April 1985, when they could not find the net in five straight. 1985 – Real Madrid have failed to score in four consecutive games in all competitions for the first time since April 1985 (five), their worst run ever. Drought pic.twitter.com/Hrej7ojkM4— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 6, 2018Not a single player on the Madrid team for the match was alive when the club went through that poor run, with the oldest, Luka Modric, born in September 1985. The silver lining for Madrid is that three of those contests were on the road and the one home fixture was against Diego Simeone’s stingy Atletico side.After the international break, Madrid will return home and look to avoid equaling the 1985 side by finally breaking through when they get to face Levante.last_img read more

Denmark Open final, Kidambi Srikanth vs Lee Hyun Il: Highlights

first_imgWelcome to our Live Coverage of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier men’s singles final between Kidambi Srikanth and Lee Hyun Il ok Korea.21.46 IST: Kidambi Srikanth thrashes Lee Hyun Il of Korea 21-10, 21-5 to clinch his maiden Denmark Open Super Series Premier title5th Superseries title for Srikanth Kidambi.His third Superseries title this year. His astounding run of form continues. #DenmarkSSP pic.twitter.com/0ujd58Nto7- BAI Media (@BAI_Media) October 22, 201721.41 IST: Srikanth is absolutely running away with the game, leads 15-3.21.40 IST: Good defensive show from Lee Hyun Il earns him a point. Srikanth still leads 12-3.21.38 IST: It has been a one-way traffic! Srikanth leads 11-1 at the break.21.35 IST: Srikanth has opened an early 5-1 lead in the second game.Good start for Srikanth Kidambi in #DenmarkSSP final. Wins the first game quite easily. 21-10 against Lee Hyun.- BAI Media (@BAI_Media) October 22, 201721.32 IST: Srikanth has closed down the first game 21-10 in just 12 minutes. A very calm display by the 24-year-old.Photo Credit: Kidambi Srikanth Twitter 21.30 IST: Kidambi plays a beautiful cross-court shot at the back court and extends his lead to 17-8.21.28 IST: Jump and smash! Brilliant accuracy from Srikanth and he maintains the lead at 12-7.21.26 IST: Srikanth is showing some exquisite net play here. He takes a massive 11-6 lead at the break.21.25 IST: Beauty of a net drop from Srikanth! He leads 8-5.21.22 IST: From being 1-3 down, Srikanth wins three points on the trot to lead 4-3.21.21 IST: Hyun Il takes the first two points of the match but with his trademark jump-smash, Srikanth makes it 1-2.advertisement21.20 IST: Srikanth begin the proceedings.21.18 IST: This is the first meeting between Srikanth and Lee Hyun Il.21.16 IST: Kidambi Srikanth has made his way to the court.21.02 IST: Kidambi Srikanth up next! World champions Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan of China have defeated Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamulyo 21-16, 20-22, 21-19 to win the men’s doubles title at Denmark Open Super Series Premier.20.50 IST: The men’s doubles is currently locked at 1-1 and we’re halfway through the final game. Srikanth is up after this!20.45 IST: Srikanth will be looking to win the third Super Series Premier title of his year. The other two he has won are China (2014) and Indonesia Open Super Series Premier (2017).20.31 IST: In the doubles category of Denmark Open, Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of Korea won the women’s doubles title and Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong lifted the mixed doubles title.Photo Credit: BWF 20.26 IST: Earlier in the day, Ratchanok Intanon came from behind to beat defending champion Akane Yamaguchi 14-21, 21-15, 21-19 in the women’s singles final to lift her maiden Denmark Open Super Series Premier title.Photo Credit: BWF Good straight sets win today and very happy with my performance. Excited to get back on court tomorrow. #denmarkopen #believe #achieve pic.twitter.com/U7CdxnTg0v- Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) October 21, 2017Brief Preview:Kidambi Srikanth is eyeing his third Super Series title of the year as he takes on Korea’s Lee Hyun Il in the men’s singles final of Denmark Open Super Series Premier on Sunday.On the way to the final , Srikanth has spent 240 minutes on the court, the longest of which was a one hour 51 minutes pre-quarterfinal 21-13, 8-21, 21-18 win against Jeon Hyeok Jin of Korea.In the quarter-final, the 24-year-old came from behind to beat world champion Viktor Axelsen 14-21, 22-20, 21-7 in 55 minutes.In the semi-final, Srikanth needed a mere 39 minutes to beat Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-18, 21-17.Earlier in the year, Srikanth reached three straight Super Series final in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. He became the first male Indian to win back-to-back Super Series title when he won the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series.The Guntur shuttler has won a total of four Super Series titles in his career — China Open in 2014, 2015 India Open and Indonesia and Australian Open in 2017.last_img read more

Dhoni inaugurates his first global cricket academy in UAE

first_imgDubai, Nov 11 (PTI) Two-time World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today inaugurated his first global cricket academy in the bustling metropolis.The academy, jointly launched by Dubai-based Pacific Sports Club and Aarka Sports Club, has been in operation for a couple of months at the Springdales School in Al Quoz.The facility named the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) will have coaches from India to train the wards.It was officially launched by the legendary former India captain himself in the presence of excited trainees, parents and other key stakeholders of the facility.The academy has the following facilities: four turf, three cement and three matted pitches, spin and swing bowling machine, safety nets, lights for night practice, in-house sports shop for quality cricket gear and video analysis.The academy will conduct regular matches and will also field squads in tournaments to enable trainees to gain vital match practice.There is also an aim to engage the parents in the overall development of their children while they train at the academy.The coaching staff, led by former Mumbai bowler Vishal Mahadik, is well equipped to manage the progress of the students.Speaking about his association with the academy, Dhoni said: “I am delighted to be a part of this venture and will contribute in every way possible to make it a success. It has been my dream to contribute to the game in every way possible. This is the first step in that direction. The enthusiasm of the trainees is what will drive this venture.” PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: India will win by 86 runs if play doesn’t resume vs Pakistan in Manchester

first_imgIndia are in a commanding position in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against arch-rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester. Pakistan’s chase of 336 has been interrupted due to rain.Pakistan were reeling at 166 for 6 in 35 overs when the rain gods decided to play spoilsport. Pakistan are 86 runs behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) total at this stage. The par total for Pakistan to win after 35 overs with the loss of 6 wickets is 252.DLS target for Pakistan after 35 overs191 for 0, 195 for 1, 201 for 2, 208 for 3, 219 for 4, 233 for 5, 252 for 6, 275 for 7, 301 for 8, 322 for 9DLS target for Pakistan after 40 overs229 for 0, 231 for 1, 234 for 2, 238 for 3, 244 for 4, 252 for 5, 264 for 6, 280 for 7, 301 for 8, 322 for 9DLS target for Pakistan after 45 overs275 for 0, 276 for 1, 277 for 2, 278 for 3, 280 for 4, 282 for 5, 287 for 6, 293 for 7, 305 for 8, 322 for 9Pakistan were jolted early in their chase of 337 as they lost opener Imam-Ul-Haq cheaply. India lost Bhuvneshwar Kumar to an injury after the pacer bowled just 2.4 overs but Vijay Shankar who replaced him got a wicket off his first delivery in World Cup.However, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam stitched a 104-run stand to give Indian fans across the globe a minor scare. Fakhar and Babar fended off the new-ball threat after Vijay Shankar’s early strike and paced their innings well.Just when the two batsmen were beginning to free their arms, Kuldeep Yadav removed Babar Azam for 48 with a beauty. Kuldeep then returned in his next over to remove Fakhar Zaman for 62, putting the pressure back on Pakistan.Also See:last_img read more

Report: Juventus 4 Torino 0

first_imgJuventus 4 Torino 0: Dybala stars again in rampant derby victory Patric Ridge Last updated 2 years ago 04:41 24/9/2017 Dybala - cropped Twitter (@juventusfcen) Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic starred for Juventus as the Serie A holders cruised to a rampant Derby della Mole victory over Torino. Paulo Dybala continued his scintillating form as his double helped Juventus thrash 10-man rivals Torino 4-0 in the first Derby della Mole of the Serie A season.Juve’s mercurial number 10 got his first 16 minutes into Saturday’s encounter at the Allianz Stadium, guiding home the opener in typically composed fashion.With Torino’s misery compounded by Daniele Baselli’s dismissal midway through the first half, Massimiliano Allegri’s men were soon hitting their stride – Miralem Pjanic’s exquisite strike doubling their tally prior to the interval. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Alex Sandro was the next to get in on the act with a powerful header early in the second half, before Dybala made it 10 goals in six league matches this season with a stoppage-time strike that put the icing on the cake.Salvatore Sirigu had tried to keep the scoreline respectable with a string of quality saves, though it was merely a matter of damage limitation as the defending champions continued their 100 per cent start in the league.It is a win that keeps Juve level with pace-setters Napoli at the top of Serie A and Allegri’s focus will now switch to getting his side’s Champions League campaign back on track against Olympiacos on Wednesday.This guy #Dybala10 #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/k6qlpVRwSE— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 23, 2017Juve wasted no time in getting on the front foot, as Mario Mandzukic – replacing the out-of-form Gonzalo Higuain up front – was denied by Lyanco’s last-ditch tackle inside 30 seconds.The visitors’ centre-back was in the thick of the action again moments later with a slack back-pass that almost caught out Sirigu, before Juan Cuadrado went close at the culmination of a driving run from the right.Torino threatened when a desperate block from Giorgio Chiellini prevented Iago Falque’s strike reaching its target, but parity did not last much longer as the hosts took the lead.Pjanic nipped in to rob Baselli of possession – Dybala latching onto the loose ball and proceeding to drill a low finish into the bottom-right corner from the edge of the area.Matters went from bad to worse for Baselli and Torino just eight minutes later, the midfielder picking up his second yellow card for a ridiculous lunge on Pjanic, having earlier been booked for tugging back Dybala.Juve did not let up, and after Lycano’s goal-line clearance denied Cuadrado, the hosts had their second five minutes before the break – Pjanic curling in a sublime 20-yard strike that gave Sirigu no chance after being teed up by the Colombia international.Pjanic turned provider for the second time 12 minutes after the restart, whipping in a wonderful corner that Alex Sandro turned home with a thumping header.3 – Miralem Pjanic has been directly involved in each of Juventus’ 3 goals: one scored, two assisted. Protagonist. #JuveTorino — OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 23, 2017 Medhi Benatia should have added a fourth as Juve teased Sinisa Mihajlovic’s deflated side, but Sirigu pulled off a superb stop to deny the defender from close range.Sirigu had to be at his best again with Juve bombarding his goal, managing to keep out a flurry of attempts from substitute Federico Bernadeschi, Mandzukic and Douglas Costa.But Torino’s goalkeeper would be beaten four a fourth time in the first minute of stoppage time, Dybala lofting in a delicate finish after connecting with a flick from Higuain, who had come off the bench, as Juve added further gloss to an emphatic victory.Key Opta Stats:- For the first time in Serie A history, two sides – Juventus and Napoli – have won each of their opening six fixtures.- Since 1994-95, Paulo Dybala is the first player who has managed to score 10 goals in the first six games of a Serie A season.- Juventus have won each of their opening six Serie A games for the eighth time – in the previous seven occasions they ended the season top of the table (including season 2005-06, when the title was then revoked).- Juventus’ last home defeat against Torino in Serie A came in April 1995 – since then, they have won nine times and drawn three.- The last time Juventus won a derby in Serie A by a four-goal margin was in November 2002.- Miralem Pjanic ended a 23-game scoring drought in Serie A: his previous goal also came against Torino, in December 2016.- In fact, Torino are Pjanic’s favourite opponent in Serie A (four goals scored).- There have been four red cards in the last five Turin derbies in all competitions – three of these were for Torino players. This was Daniele Baselli’s first red card in Serie A. read morelast_img read more

If Alan Sugar can’t see why his Senegal ‘joke’ is racist, then sack him

first_imgThere’s no question that Alan Sugar’s tweet comparing the players in the Senegal national football team to people selling sunglasses and handbags on beaches is racist and deeply offensive. He tweeted a photo of the team, saying, “I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella. Multi tasking resourceful chaps.” This included a photo of sunglasses and handbags laid out for sale, just to make the comparison crystal clear.Whether it was intended to be a “joke” or not is irrelevant. It’s an unacceptable thing for anyone to say, but is particularly distressing to see from a member of the House of Lords and someone with their own programme on the BBC. The fact that Lord Sugar couldn’t seem to comprehend why it was offensive demonstrates how deep-rooted racism is in our society.I am writing to the House of Lords commissioner for standards to ask for an immediate investigation. Racism has no place in society or in our parliament, and swift action must be taken to demonstrate that. Parliament is supposed to represent our diverse society. How can it do that if its members make comments that belong in another century? Senegal football team Television industry Share on WhatsApp World Cup Read more Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Lord Sugar’s tweet about the Senegal World Cup squad, which has since been deleted. Photograph: Lord Sugar/Twitter/PA comment … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. I think many people will rightly be appalled that their licence fee is subsidising someone with such bigoted views. When Roseanne Barr posted her racist and Islamophobic tweet about Obama’s former White House adviser, she rightly lost her programme.Sugar’s comments are a clear breach of the BBC’s code of conduct, which says disciplinary action will be taken against anyone who crosses the line. He shouldn’t be exempt because of his high profile. How can we hope to eliminate racism from our society if comments like these from such individuals go unchallenged?If Sugar can’t demonstrate that he truly understands why his tweet was unacceptable, derogatory and demeaning, he should be pulled from the BBC’s programming schedule.• Dawn Butler is Labour’s shadow women and equalities minister Alan Sugar Reuse this content I will also be writing to the BBC to ask them to conduct their own investigation. As our state broadcaster, funded by the public, it has a responsibility to represent the diversity of our society and uphold our values of equality and respect.However, the BBC’s response didn’t fill me with confidence. After Sugar apologised for causing any offence, the BBC said that this was sufficient, even though the apology came after he defended his so-called joke, telling those offended to get a sense of humour.Ironically, his tweet went out on the same day the BBC launched its new diversity policy, saying it was a significant step forward in ensuring it represents the ethnic diversity of our society. But I find it hard to see how this can mark a moment of real change if the BBC is already refusing to take action on a racist comment by one of its key figures. Facebook Alan Sugar under fire over ‘racist’ Senegal World Cup team tweet Pinterest Race BBC Twitter Share via Email Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Opinion Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Topicslast_img read more

VOLUNTEER SMALL EQUIPMENT GRANTS- OPPORTUNITY FOR TOUCH

first_imgDoes your local Association or Permit run on the strength and hard work of volunteers and always need more assistance in terms of equipment? This information may just strike a chord with you. On 27 January 2005, the Minister for Family and Community Services Kay Patterson announced funding for the Volunteer Small Equipment Grants 2005 to help Australia’s volunteers to carry on with their vital work. Organisations can apply for grants of up to $3000 to buy small equipment items that support the work of volunteers by making it easier, safer and/or more enjoyable. Under the Volunteer Small Equipment Grants 2005, priority will be given to organisations that: * have relatively small operating budgets with limited funding sources and a relatively high volunteer to staff ratio; * demonstrate that their requested equipment will provide maximum benefit to all their volunteers by making their work safer, easier and/or more enjoyable; * demonstrate that the organisation’s work supports families and/or strengthens their local communities; * have requested equipment that will have maximum benefit in the local community for a small outlay; and * have not received funding under VSEG 2003 or VSEG 2004. Organisations are encouraged to complete and submit their application form online. For more information or the online application form, simply use the following link to visit the Australian Government website. For further information or to request an application form be posted to you, please phone the toll free Volunteer Small Equipment Grants 2005 Hotline on 1800 153 477. Organisations with special needs may contact the department on TTY 1800 055 001. Applications close at 5pm EDST Friday 4 March 2005. It is important to note that online applications received and postal applications post-marked after this date will not be included in the assessment process. Before completing the application form, please ensure that you have read the guidelines and that you are familiar with the purpose of the Volunteer Small Equipment Grants 2005. GRANTS OPPORTUNITY FOR TOUCH VOLUNTEERSlast_img read more

SC seeks Maharashtra govts response on pleas challenging HC order upholding reservation

first_imgNew Delhi:The Supreme Court sought the Maharashtra government’s response on Friday on pleas challenging a Bombay High Court order that upheld the grant of reservations to the Maratha community in education and jobs. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not stay the Bombay High Court court order upholding the constitutional validity of the Maratha quota law, but made it clear that the aspect allowing the reservation for Marathas with a retrospective effect from 2014 would not be made operational. The bench was hearing two appeals, including one filed by J Laxman Rao Patil challenging the high court order that upheld the constitutional validity of the quota for the Maratha community in education and government jobs in Maharashtra.last_img

Humid morning in city

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a humid Friday morning in the city, with the weatherman predicting light rains towards the evening. “The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30 am was 26.6 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year,” a MeT official said. Humidity level was recorded at 81 per cent. The weatherman has predicted light rains towards the evening and thundershowers. It was a sultry day in Delhi on Thursday with rains in parts of the national capital in the morning hours. “The maximum temperature settled at 34.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, while the minimum was recorded at 24.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal,” the official said, adding the humidity levels oscillated between 62 and 100 per cent.last_img

John Legend Writes Song For UNHCR World Refugee Day Campaign

first_imgOn World Refugee Day, June 20th, a special song recorded by rising star Diamond White, US The X Factor fan-favorite, will be released in support of UNHCR’s “1 family” campaign.The song, Peace, is dedicated to the over 40 million people around the world who have been forced to flee war or persecution.Written by Grammy award-winning team John Legend and Toby Gad, the song is being released exclusively on World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the pressing humanitarian crises in Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, Congo and Mali. It will be available through the mPowering Action (mPA) mobile app on June 20th for World Refugee Day.“We wanted to release this song on World Refugee Day to draw attention to the millions of families, like yours and mine, uprooted by war to help youth connect through the mPowering Action mobile application to these global issues,” said Gad.UNHCR’s “1 family” campaign aims to highlight the devastating impact of war and persecution on families. When families are forced to flee their homes they may have only a minute to escape. On World Refugee Day, UNHCR is asking the public to step into the shoes of a refugee – if only for a moment – by contemplating what they would take if faced with this life-changing decision.People who download the mPowering Action mobile app will be asked to upload a photo of themselves with an object they would take if they were forced to flee their home. For taking this “action” the song will be unlocked and made available for streaming on their mobile device. The app will link through to UNHCR’s global World Refugee Day site.“Mobile technology is the intimate medium of global youth, which provides the lens to build empathy about the needs that other young people and refugees have around the world. With mobile analytics, tangible results and proof of impact have no middleman,” said Tribal Brands and Tribal Technologies founder Jeff Martin. The mPowering Action platform is Tribal Brands’ social investment platform.Diamond White and Toby Gad will perform Peace live on World Refugee Day in Washington, DC, at an event hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; as the closing song at an evening performance at the Kennedy Center; and as the opening song at an event at 18th St. Lounge. For more information about local events, click here.Source:UNHCRlast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,228.06, up 125.97 points).Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 11 cents, or 4.28  per cent, to $2.68 on 11.7 million shares.Essential Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:ESN). Energy. Up one cent, or 3.33 per cent, to 31 cents on 10.5 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 11 cents, or 0.91 per cent, to $12.20 on 8.7 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Materials. Up six cents, or 15 per cent, to 46 cents on 7.5 million shares.Stornoway Diamond Corp. (TSX:SWY). Materials. Unchanged at 10 cents on 7 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Energy. Unchanged at $1.28 on 6 million shares.Companies reporting:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Up 55 cents to $34.46. Public relations experts are questioning SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.’s handling of its corporate image over the past two months, faulting a tight-lipped approach and inconsistent messaging for a tarnished brand. The company has found itself in the hot seat since former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould accused top officials in the Trudeau government of pressuring her to steer prosecutors toward negotiations with the engineering and construction giant.Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC). Down 30 cents, or 2.4 per cent to $12.24. Detour Gold Corp. has named a new CEO after an activist investor helped push for a leadership shake-up last year. The company says Michael McMullen will come on as chief executive and director on May 1, pending his authorization to work in Canada. Hedge fund Paulson & Co. won out in a proxy battle last December that saw five Paulson-nominated directors approved to take control of the company’s future.Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Unchanged at $20.76. Hydro One Ltd. says its chief operating and officer and chief legal officer are leaving the company. The power utility says chief operating officer Greg Kiraly and chief legal officer Jamie Scarlett will leave after a period of planned leadership transition. The departures follow the announcement last week that Mark Poweska, BC Hydro’s executive vice president of operations, will become Hydro One’s president and chief executive in early May. The Canadian Press read more

UN Security Council warns against belligerence in eastern DR of Congo

In a Presidential statement adopted this evening following closed-door consultations, the Council also warned all parties against any attempt at fighting one another or violating the embargo against financial or military assistance imposed on the eastern DRC.An estimated 31,000 Congolese have fled to Burundi since an insurgency, led by dissident Gen. Laurent Nkunda and Col. Jules Mutebusi, erupted in late May. The rebels briefly held the town of Bukavu in early June. Another 3,000 refugees escaped to Rwanda, but that country largely closed its borders.The refugees feared they would be caught in fighting between Congolese government troops and the ethnic-Banyamulenge (Congolese Tutsi) rebels, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.The statement, read out by the Council president for June, Ambassador Lauro L. Baja Jr. of the Philippines, called on the DRC’s Transitional Government and the Government of Rwanda to respond immediately to efforts by the UN mission (MONUC) to establish “a joint verification mechanism for their common security, including verification of cross-border movements,” he said.The Security Council urged Rwanda not to provide any practical or political support to armed groups in the DRC, particularly those led by Gen. Nkunda and Col. Mutebusi, and it strongly encouraged the leaders of DRC, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi “to work together to reduce tensions and restore confidence in the region.”The Council also reminded Uganda not to provide military support for armed Congolese groups and called on Burundi to prevent support going from its territory to armed groups in neighbouring DRC.The DRC Government of National Unity and Transition should “reverse the current climate of impunity” by investigating the human rights abuses and deaths of innocent civilians and holding the perpetrators to account, Mr. Baja said.Meanwhile, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said mutineer Col. Mutebusi’s forces fired on a MONUC military patrol last Sunday in Kamanyola, near Bukavu.”A UN helicopter was called in and warning shots were fired at the rebel forces, who then dispersed. No casualties were reported,” he said in New York.The action was within MONUC s mandate under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, which authorizes the use of force. read more

Football 5 plays that mattered in Ohio States 4921 win over Indiana

Sophomore safety Jordan Fuller (4) runs the ball in the opposite direction after intercepting a pass intended for an Indiana wide receiver. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEach game, the momentum can shift from one team to the other on one play. Every week, we will list five plays, elements of plays or series of plays that made the most significant impact in Ohio State’s games. Here’s the five plays that mattered most in No. 2 Ohio State’s 49-21 victory at Indiana.Sheffield, Fuller save a scoreOhio State was trailing 7-3 early in the second quarter when Indiana had possession. Following an Indiana fourth-down conversion that extended the drive into the Buckeyes’ red zone, safety Jordan Fuller intercepted Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow’s pass on the goal line to save a would-be touchdown.Cornerback Kendall Sheffield deflected the pass intended for Indiana’s Donovan Hale, and it fell into Fuller’s arms. The sophomore safety, who made his first-career start Thursday, returned it 40 yards, sparking an Ohio State drive that ended in a 19-yard field goal by Sean Nuernberger.Ohio State trailed 7-6 instead of potentially facing a 13- deficit. Terry McLaurin’s block on Campbell touchdownAt the 4:56 mark in the third quarter, H-back Parris Campbell electrified the Buckeyes’ sideline with his 74-yard, breakaway touchdown reception to retake the lead, 27-21, just 18 seconds after Indiana reclaimed the advantage. However, one might have missed McLaurin sealing the edge, allowing Campbell to display his world-class speed.McLaurin was arguably Ohio State’s best blocking receiver in 2016, and he showed why in a pivotal moment of the game. Matched up against Indiana defensive back Rashard Fant, McLaurin steered Fant to the ground as Campbell raced past the rest of the defense..@PCampbell21 hauls it in……aaand he’s gone. @OhioStateFB regains the lead in lightning-quick fashion! https://t.co/2WR83hQQuM— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 1, 2017Ohio State never relinquished the lead after that.Cornell forced fumble puts game on iceOhio State’s defensive line is deep, there’s no questioning that. However, it’s doubtful many foresaw defensive tackle Jashon Cornell making a profound impact this early in the season.The third-year player from St. Paul, Minnesota, rushed Indiana’s left guard on third down with 12:42 to play, sacked Lagow and forced him to fumble on the Indiana 11. The next play, quarterback J.T. Barrett found wide receiver Binjimen Victor for a score, widening the lead to 42-21.Dobbins converts on fourth down before go-ahead scoreTrailing 14-13 with 7:47 on the clock in the third quarter, coach Urban Meyer put his trust in the offensive line and freshman running back J.K. Dobbins on fourth-and-1 at the Indiana 12. Dobbins followed center Billy Price up the middle for three yards and a first down.Dobbins was the workhorse for the Buckeyes in his first career game, but what made this play particularly important was that two plays later: Barrett punched in the go-ahead score, which came on the heels of Campbell’s dropped would-be touchdown reception.The Buckeyes hadn’t had many opportunities in the red zone before this moment, so Meyer rolled the dice and Dobbins seized the moment.Worley makes pivotal third-down stopOhio State had finally built a two-possession lead following Johnnie Dixon’s 59-yard touchdown run-and-catch towards the end of the third quarter. One more score could have put the game out of reach, but first, the defense needed to get the ball back in it’s offense’s hands.On third-and-1 around the one-minute mark in the third, linebacker Chris Worley attacked the line and stuffed Indiana running back Mike Majette behind the line. The tackle forced an Indiana punt from its 20-yard line and put a tired Hoosier defense back on the field. read more

Player ratings How Traps Ireland squad got on for their clubs this

first_imgNon-Premier League based players: Robbie Keane 9/10, David Forde 8/10, Darren Randolph 8/10, Aiden McGeady 8/10, Sean St Ledger 6/10, Damien Delaney 8/10, Richard Keogh 9/10, Conor Sammon 7/10, Darren O’Dea 6/10, Paul McShane 7/10, Robbie Brady 8/10, David Meyler 8/10, Paul Green 7/10, Simon Cox 7/10, Jeff Hendrick 8/10, Anthony Stokes 7/10, Kevin Doyle 6/10, Stephen Hunt 5/10, Keith Andrews 7/10, Stephen Henderson 7/10, Andy Reid 9/10, Stephen Quinn 9/10, Paddy Kenny 8/10, Stephen Ward 6/10.N.B. Players who are not available for selection, such as Damien Duff and Darron Gibson, were deliberately omitted from this list. Richard Dunne missed the entire season through injury and was consequently also discounted. Others such as Stephen Quinn and Andy Reid were mentioned on account of their fine seasons, irrespective of the fact that they’re nowhere near the squad at present.TheScore.ie Premier League 2012/13 quiz>Pilkington withdraws from Ireland squad to undergo treatment on knee> Keiron Westwood: Could barely have gone any worse. Westwood spent the entire season on the bench, as Simon Mignolet consistently impressed for Sunderland. The Belgian goalkeeper has been regularly linked with a move to a bigger club, and Westwood must be praying it happens so he gets a chance in the first team. Rating: 3/10John O’Shea: O’Shea has had better seasons, though he’s also endured worse ones. Sunderland’s poor form ultimately meant they finished just one place above the relegation zone, and as captain, the defender must take some responsibility for this dire performance. However, he did at least play in almost every game, and it was Sunderland’s attack rather than their defence that invariably let them down. Rating 6/10Joey O’Brien: Bafflingly overlooked more often than not by Trapattoni, O’Brien has enjoyed a fine season with West Ham, playing in nearly every game. He’s very much the forgotten man of Irish football, but they undoubtedly appreciate him at Upton Park. Rating 8/10Marc Wilson: A long-term injury meant Wilson could only play in half of Stoke’s games, though he made the most of the limited time he had on the field, usually showing good composure on the ball and looking solid in defence. Rating 7/10Enda Stevens: Made seven appearances for Villa, though it was only due to an injury crisis that he played, and generally found first-team action limited. Rating 5/10Ciaran Clark: Stood up well in what was a difficult season for Villa, and was even made captain despite his young age. Injury unfortunately limited his involvement in the last few matches. Rating 7/10(Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark celebrates scoring against Tottenham – David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images)Alex Pearce: Has been largely ignored by Ireland, and was frozen out by Reading following his refusal to sign a new contract, though he was impressive enough that he was being linked with a move to Liverpool at one stage. Rating 7/10Seamus Coleman: Surely his finest season yet, Coleman was routinely excellent in both defence and attack and must surely now be one of the first names on the teamsheet when Trap picks the Irish team. Rating 9/10Stephen Kelly: Will have been disappointed at his failure to nail down a place in the Fulham side, but has at least found first-team action easier to come by since joining Reading. Rating 6/10Glenn Whelan: Another solid if unspectacular season from Whelan. Tony Pulis clearly trusts him, as he played in 32 of their matches, and it would have been more, were it not for a late-season injury. Rating 7/10James McCarthy: His season was dampened by Wigan’s relegation, though he impressed nonetheless, featuring in every one of his side’s games. A move to a bigger club is surely on the horizon. Rating 8/10(Wigan Athletic’s James McCarthy celebrates as he scores against Swansea – Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images)Anthony Pilkington: Like Norwich in general, Pilkington’s season encompassed moments of real quality, which included scoring the winning goal against former club Man United, as well as some ordinary enough displays. He can be very happy with his contribution overall though. Rating 8/10James McClean: A hugely disappointing season in comparison to the previous one. McClean lost his form and seemingly his confidence too, as Sunderland struggled. It’s been so bad that some are even speculating that he may move to a lower division club in the summer, though Paolo Di Canio has at least started him in most of his games as manager. Rating 5/10Shane Long: In stark contrast with former teammate Kevin Doyle, it’s been a great campaign for Shane Long. Though he has perhaps been outshone partially by fellow strike partner Romelu Lukaku, the Tipperary native has still made a significant contribution to West Brom’s laudable 8th place finish. Rating 8/10Jonathan Walters: Like Stoke, Walters had a hugely impressive first half of the season, followed by a less distinguished second half. He kept plugging away nonetheless though and chipped in with the odd vital goal too. Rating 7/10Wes Hoolahan: Perhaps not quite as consistent as his most ardent supporters would suggest, but it’s been a good year overall for the playmaker right up until the last game in which he again caught the eye, with the Canaries securing an impressive victory against Man City. Rating 8/10Noel Hunt: As ever, Hunt gave his all whenever he played for the Royals. However, two goals in 23 appearances suggests he isn’t quite up to Premier League standard. Rating 5/10last_img read more

Is it an internet hoax No reports of Momo challenge to authorities

first_imgIs it an internet hoax? ‘No reports’ of Momo challenge to authorities CyberSafeIreland said that it has been “inundated” by enquiries about Momo – mainly from the media. Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Source: National Online Safety/Twitter THE MOMO CHALLENGE has caught the media and public’s attention this week – but it’s uncertain that the phenomenon had been putting children at risk.Campaigners and factcheckers have claimed that there have been no reports of children engaging or paying heed to these posts, which have been shared widely in the past, but resurfaced over the weekend.Mental health advocates have now said that in the act of the media covering the warnings has in itself raised the risk the “challenge” poses to children.Today, CyberSafeIreland said that it “has been inundated by enquiries about Momo, mainly from the media”.“We made it very clear from the start that we had seen no evidence of Irish children being harmed by this,” it said in a statement.Although there is no factual evidence describing how or whether people get these messages, the phenomenon is described as a message received through social media, such as WhatsApp or YouTube, where people are asked to take part in “challenges”, which include requests that they self-harm.  Momo does not exist. If someone tells you that you are cursed if you don’t do something, this is not true.“Acknowledge their worries and praise them to the high heavens for coming and telling you about it,” she said.If you need to talk, contact: An image of a woman’s head with bulging eyes accompanies the messages. The woman’s head, which sits on bird’s legs, is a piece of artwork called “Mother Bird” and is the work of a Japanese artist from the special effects company Link Factory. According to officials, neither the Link Factory nor the artist are affiliated with the challenge; it’s uncertain how the image became linked to the challenge, or what caused it to go viral.TimelineIn February, schools and police departments began posting warnings on social media of the the Momo challenge. On Sunday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland warned that “the Momo game” was “doing the rounds” online, citing YouTube.This week, media companies from around the world have covered the warnings to the challenge, emphasising that children should ignore the game. What is the Momo Challenge? Disturbing ‘suicide’ game has parents, police worried https://t.co/e8F9AaULF0 pic.twitter.com/vJSMNEPvje— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 28, 2019 Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ieNational Suicide Helpline 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)Aware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie – (suicide, self-harm)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)Warning signs for youth suicide can be found here. Share183 Tweet Email Today we’ve heard from hundreds of concerned schools and parents about the horrifying #Momo challenge which has reportedly been appearing in children’s YouTube videos, causing panic and upset amongst young people. We hope you find our guide useful… https://t.co/Nuu4cUpBZD pic.twitter.com/t16m8GQ6Vt— National Online Safety (@natonlinesafety) February 26, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4517692 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Newsweek/Twitter Short URL Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 4:31 PM 33,829 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha 33 Comments If you see videos including harmful or dangerous challenges on YouTube, we encourage you to flag them to us immediately. These challenges are clearly against our Community Guidelines. An Garda Síochána told TheJournal.ie that it had “no reports of any crimes in relation to the Momo challenge”.“We remind internet users and parents in particular to exercise care while children are online,” it said, directing users to information on its website.CyberSafeIreland has said that until this week, “we have not come across children even talking about this in the classroom, even though the concept has been around for some months”.But after this week’s media coverage, it is “the talk of the playground in many Irish schools”, it said, and added that many principals have contacted them looking for advice. We have seen nothing to suggest that the Momo Challenge is anything more than a hoax that has ‘grown legs’ through a lot of circular media reporting. It does certainly exist as an idea, or meme (an image which is usually funny, that is copied and spread rapidly online), but that is most likely all that it is.The group warned that it’s always possible that through social media, messaging apps, or games, a child can be contacted by someone and asked to do “just about anything” – adding that the “Momo game” doesn’t pose a new threat in that way, so normal online safety good practices still apply.The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)’s Policy Coordinator, Fiona Jennings said that “concerns raised in recent days have created conversations around the importance of striving to ensure children and young people are safe online”.“Parents and carers can help keep their children safe online by speaking with them in generic terms about what they see or experience, about inappropriate content and about what they can do if they see something which upsets them.”CyberSafeIreland doesn’t recommend that parents speak to their children about the “challenge”, unless their children ask specifically about it or they have strong suspicions that they have heard about it.Their programme director Cliona Curley said: “If they have heard about Momo and come home asking about it, then the best thing that you can do is explain that actually it is a nasty idea that has gone viral. We made the reluctant decision to stop engaging with the media on this, as we reached the conclusion that we were only feeding the monster as such, which wasn’t helping anyone.It added: Feb 28th 2019, 4:31 PM Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Yesterday, TV reality celebrity and social media star Kim Kardashian joined those calls, and posted an image of concerned comments left online by parents to her Instagram account. She tagged YouTube in the post, asking “Please help!”But YouTube says that it has “no recent evidence of videos promoting the Momo challenge on YouTube”.“Videos encouraging harmful and dangerous challenges are against our policies.last_img read more

Poll Will you be watching the World Cup

first_img All/Most matches (3787) Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 9:05 AM Image: Armando Franca/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/4070064 Poll Results: 90 Comments Would’ve if Ireland were there (824) Share Tweet Email All/Most matchesI’ll watch the odd oneWould’ve if Ireland were thereNot at allVote Image: Armando Franca/PA Images Poll: Will you be watching the World Cup? Messi, Ronaldo and… Jordan Henderson will be taking to the pitch bidding to win the top prize, but will you be tuning in? By Sean Murray I’ll watch the odd one (4483) Jun 14th 2018, 9:05 AM Not at all (2630) 29,999 Views TODAY’S THE DAY as the 2018 World Cup kicks off.The first game – Russia vs Saudi Arabia – may not get the pulse racing but there will be 63 more games over the next four weeks to keep football fans entertained.Of course, our 5-1 drubbing by Denmark seven months ago today means that Ireland won’t be taking to the field, but fans are expected to still expected to tune in in their droves right up to the final on 15 July (where Brazil will beat Germany on penalties, right?).So, for the day that’s in it, we’re asking you: Will you be watching the World Cup? Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Greek foreign ministry says emails hacked

first_imgGreece’s foreign ministry said its internal email system had been penetrated by hackers and that an investigation was under way to determine the extent of the damage.“A web posting on Monday announced a successful break-in by the ‘Anonymous’ group of activists into the ministry’s email directory,” the ministry said in a statement.“An investigation is under way to determine the conditions and extent of the break-in, which mainly concerned material normally exchanged by email, including many press releases,” it said.Social media tweets spoke of a “huge leak” involving some 3,700 documents, including restricted material, from the foreign ministry and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).A selection of the allegedly hacked material was posted online on file-sharing site Imgur. It included foreign ministry media reviews from Romania and Albania, a Greek intelligence service security review, an EU Council document on relations with Kosovo and a Council of Europe money laundering report on Albania.The foreign ministry is tasked with organising Greeces assumption of the rotating European Union presidency in January.The hacker group Anonymous has previously attacked other Greek state websites to protest against the austerity policies imposed on the recession-hit country for a fourth year under EU-IMF supervision. Source: AFP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Rare ancient wooden statue found in well

first_imgArcheologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.A Culture Ministry statement said that the roughly half-meter (20-inch) high dressed male figure was found without its head, hands and feet, together with broken pottery dating to about 100-86 B.C. It was unclear who the statue might depict.The piece was found during an excavation of ancient wells in central Piraeus, where a new subway line will be built.Ancient wooden artefacts are uncommon discoveries in Greece as climate conditions do not favor their preservation.The ministry statement said the well also contained part of an ancient marble statue of a woman seated on a deer. Source: AP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img