Subroto Cup: Afghan player attacks referee after getting red card

first_imgThe Ambedkar Stadium on Friday saw ugly scenes towards the end of a Subroto Cup quarter-final between Esteqlal High School, Afghanistan, and Dynamo Kyiv as an Afghan player vented his ire on the referee.The incident took place during the second half when referee A Rowan was manhandled by Shejauddin after he was shown the red card. The Afghanistan school was already playing with nine men and was down by two goals.Rowan had to be taken to hospital after the incident. He was kicked on the face and the officials had a tough time in controlling the aggressive Esteqlal players.Dynamo ensured their passage to the semi-finals with goals from Rostyslav Taranvhra (32nd) and Artem Jovbasa (37th).Goutam Kar, head of referees committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) condemned the incident.”It is a very unfortunate incident and it is a very bad advertisement for youth football in the country. The Subroto Cup is a very prestigious tournament and I have never seen or heard such incident during my days as a referee,” Kar told Mail Today from Siliguri.”These players participating in the tournament are very young. So it is very important for the players to get the right kind of guidance from their coaches.” Since the offending team is from a foreign country, it remains to be seen what action will be taken against them.last_img read more

Led by Andre Drummond, Pistons pour it on this time to rout Nuggets

first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Denver was without forward Paul Millsap, sidelined by right ankle soreness, and the Nuggets were also missing Gary Harris (right adductor strain) and Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain). Denver looked sharp early, scoring 36 points in the first quarter, but the Nuggets managed only 19 in the second and trailed 68-55 at halftime.“Regardless of how many bodies we had, we didn’t defend at all,” coach Michael Malone said. “Andre Drummond completely dominated us all game. He’s an outstanding player, but 14 points and eight rebounds is a really good game for most players, and he had that in the third quarter.”Drummond’s work was done after three quarters. None of the Pistons’ starters played in the fourth, and the backups extended the lead.Detroit’s collapse against the Clippers began toward the end of the third, but that didn’t happen this time. The Pistons were up 97-83 after three. Stanley Johnson then opened the fourth with a three-point play and a 3-pointer, and Luke Kennard added a 3 of his own to push the lead to 23.DEPTHADVERTISEMENT Body visible in wreckage of plane carrying football player SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Detroit’s bench was outscored 80-17 in the loss to the Clippers, but the Pistons turned that around in a big way against the short-handed Nuggets. Detroit’s reserves finished with a 60-28 edge. Johnson scored 21 points, and Langston Galloway added 18 for the Pistons. Kennard finished with 14.“Tonight our bench was huge,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “If we get that from them every night, we’re not sitting here out of the playoff race. We’re in the middle of the pack somewhere.”The Pistons trail Miami by 1½ games for the last playoff spot in the East.FIZZLING OUTThe Nuggets scored nearly a quarter of their points in the first 5½ minutes. They led 25-18 after a 3-pointer by Malik Beasley — but their offense slowed considerably after that.“We were missing shots, so they were running, and then they killed us on the glass,” Beasley said. “They’ve got Andre and Blake and Zaza (Pachulia), so they are going to be tough, but we weren’t making it hard enough for them.”TIP-INSNuggets: All five Denver starters scored in double figures, led by Monte Morris with 18 points. Beasley and Nikola Jokic had 16 each.Pistons: Drummond surpassed his previous season high of 26 points. … Detroit also set a season-best with 32 assists, and the 60 points by the benchmarked a season high.UP NEXT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Andre Drummond scored 14 of his season-high 27 points in the third and the Pistons snapped Denver’s six-game winning streak, beating the Nuggets 129-103 on Monday night.Detroit blew a 25-point lead in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, but the Pistons never allowed Denver to make much of a run in the second half. Blake Griffin added 17 points for Detroit, and Reggie Jackson scored 14.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Played with the same energy we had in that Clippers game but sustained it for the full game,” Drummond said. “That last game really hurt.”Trey Lyles had 20 points for the Nuggets, who dropped out of a tie with Golden State for the best record in the Western Conference. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway pours a drink on center Andre Drummond after the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — For the second straight game, the Detroit Pistons had a big third-quarter lead at home.This time, they kept pouring it on.ADVERTISEMENT Nuggets: Visit the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Pistons: Visit the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

‘Motivated’ Terrence Romeo on cusp of first PBA title

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I’m greatly motivated because this championship is for my family,” said Romeo in Filipino after the Beermen’s 98-86 Game 6 win Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“This is San Miguel’s fight and I have strong teammates with me,” added Romeo after San Miguel tied the series at 3-3.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, logisticsRomeo, a two-time scoring champion, was still his usual offensive-minded self but he also made it a point to try and slow down Magnolia point guards Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca.Jalalon was still a major factor of Magnolia’s offense with 17 points, on 8-of-15 shooting, with eight assists but Barroca was slowed down to a poor shooting night with six points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Leonard, Raptors to face Antetokounmpo-led Bucks in East final Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Barroca was aggressive for the Hotshots in an 88-86 victory in Game 5 finishing with 22 points, including the game-winning jumper at the buzzer.“My mindset earlier was just to play defense and try to stop kuya Mark and Jio because there are people who will score for us,” said Romeo. “Kuya Mark and Jio are huge factors for Magnoilia, and of course Paul Lee.”Romeo shot poorly from the field, converting just three of his 14 shots, but his offensive struggles did not bother him that much knowing that he was able to get his teammates involved with six assists.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Terrence Romeo isn’t looking for personal glory when San Miguel takes on Magnolia in Game 7 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.Now a father of an 11-month-old baby, Romeo said he’s playing not just for himself rather for his family and the rest of the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Shanghai Masters With Wrist Injury

first_img atprafael nadalShanghai Masterstennis First Published: October 4, 2019, 8:34 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow 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. Shanghai: Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week’s Shanghai Masters on Friday saying he had failed to recover from a wrist injury.Spain’s world number two also withdrew from last month’s Laver Cup. It is the second year in a row that the 19-time Grand Slam champion will have failed to appear in Shanghai.”As you all probably know, I had an inflammation on my left wrist during the Laver Cup and I haven’t had the time to recover and practise to be ready for this amazing event,” the 33-year-old said in a statement.”I hope to be back in Shanghai for the 2020 tournament.”Tournament director Michael Luevano said: “We will obviously miss not having Rafa here at the Shanghai Masters. He has been an incredible supporter of the tournament and of tennis in China.”Also, on a personal note, as well as speaking for the entire family at the Shanghai Masters, we wish Rafa and his fiance Maria Francisca all the very best for their upcoming wedding.”Reigning US Open champion Nadal is set to tie the knot on October 19. last_img read more

Brilliant Uthappa powers KKR to top of IPL 10,Brilliant Uthappa powers KKR to top of IPL 10

first_imgHowever, Triptahi’s luck ran out shortly as he under-edged a Piyush Chawla (1/36) googly on to his stumps soon. × Robin Uthappa and Gautam Ghambhir of Kolkata Knight Riders greet each other in the IPL T20 match at Maharashtra Cricket Association International Cricket stadium in Pune. – Photo: Vivek Bendre Tripathi was at his aggressive best while his experienced partner Rahane played the second fiddle. The duo stitched 158 runs off just 85 balls for the second wicket to help KKR chase down the 183-run target with 11 balls to spare. Then Uthappa and Gambhir joined hands and took control off the chase with a bit of luck on their favour. COMMENT cricket But a brilliant 18th over from Kuldeep Yadav and some fine glove work by Uthappa derailed Pune Supergiant’s surge. Smith’s half-century came off 37 balls with the help of four boundaries and a six. Robin Uthappa and Gautam Ghambhir of Kolkata Knight Riders greet each other in the IPL T20 match at Maharashtra Cricket Association International Cricket stadium in Pune. – Photo: Vivek Bendre Left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for KKR with figures of two for 31. While Uthappa decorated his knock with seven boundaries and six hits over the fence, Gambhir innings was laced with six fours and one six. Dhoni continued his onslaught and clobbered Kuldeep Yadav for another six in the next over. SHARE The stylish right-hander grabbed the opportunities with both hands and thereafter opened his arms to struck boundaries and sixes at will. April 27, 2017 Dhoni struck Chawla to the midwicket boundary in the third ball of the 15th over and then followed it up with a huge hit over long-off boundary off the next ball. Gambhir, on the other hand, was content to play one and twos with occasional boundaries in between. Kuldeep Yadav foxed Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary with two beautiful googlies and Uthappa was quick to whip off the bails to dismiss the batsmen. Chasing the target, Sunil Narine (15 off 9 balls) once again got KKR off to a brisk start before he was run out in the third over.center_img Uthappa brought up his half-century in just 26 balls in the 11th over. Besides Smith, Ajinkya Rahane (46 off 41 balls), Rahul Tripathi (38 off 23), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (23 off 11) and Daniel Christian (16 off 6) also made useful contributions for the home team. Tripahi went about his shots and luck favoured him as he got two reprieves —— first an outside in the fifth delivery of the innings which went just over wicketkeeper Uthappa’s reach and then Yusuf Pathan spilled a chance at long—on in the seventh over while running backwards. Just when it seemed KKR had managed to pull things back, Smith and Christian stepped on the accelerator and accumulated 30 runs off the last two overs, that included consecutive sixes by the latter off Chris Woakes, to take Pune beyond the 180-run mark. Robin Uthappa made a mockery of Rising Pune Supergiant’s bowling attack to anchor Kolkata Knight Riders closer towards a play-off berth with a convincing seven wicket win in an IPL match, here tonight.The India discard right-hander struck a match-winning 87 off just 47 balls balls and was ably supported by skipper Gautam Gambhir, who made 62 off 46 deliveries, as two-time champions KRR regained their spot in top of the standings with six wins from eight games. During his stay at the crease Triptahi dealt mainly in boundaries and struck Narine (1/34) for three boundaries to pick up 15 runs in the sixth over. Uthpappa did not spare a single Pune bowler with young Washington Sundar and Unadkat facing the maximum wrath. COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Rahane’s wicket brought in Dhoni who made his intentions clear from the onset. The duo, however, could not finish off the chase as both departed while trying to get over the line as quickly as possible but not before doing the job for their side. IPL 2017 Tripathi’s dismissal hardly had any effect on Pune Supergiant’s scoring rate as Rahane and skipper Smith struck a boundary each in every over thereafter. Published on Earlier sent into bat, Pune made a brisk start, courtesy opener Tripathi’s aggressive strokeplay. Uthappa was lucky to have survived a close LBW call when he was yet to open his account and later when Jaydev Unadkat made a mess of a chance at deep midwicket off Imran Tahir’s bowling with the batsman on 12. Gambhir too got a life at the personal score of 32, dropped by Sundar off Daniel Christian’s bowling. Earlier, Steven Smith led from the front with an unbeaten 51 to lift Pune to a challenging 182 for five. But Rahane fell four runs short of his second IPL 10 fifty when he was stumped by Uthappa off Narine’s bowling.last_img read more

ABVP forms unit in Jamia Millia Islamia

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 6 (PTI) After a gap of four years, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today formed its unit in the Jamia Millia Islamia University and promised to fight for the reinstatement of the students union in the institute.The RSS-affiliated students body also announced the names of the office-bearers of its Jamia unit.”After several years, the ABVP unit has been formed in the Jamia Millia Islamia University,” the students outfit said in a statement, adding that it would fight for the restoration of the students union in the university on its own.”We will not be joining the protests carried out by the other students outfits, but fight for it separately,” ABVP central working committee member Saurabh Sharma said.The organisation also unanimously elected the president, secretary, vice president, four joint secretaries, four cultural coordinators, two girls coordinators, a social media coordinator and a sports secretary of its Jamia unit.”The ABVP works for the students without any religious, regional, caste or community bias. Our only priority is to work for the students, solve their issues and encourage them to work for the betterment of the country,” Sharma, who is the organisations in-charge of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia, said.The president of the ABVP Jamia unit, Sharf Ilahi Siddiqui, said construction of hostels would be the priority of the organisation on the campus.Asif Aftab, the secretary, said the unit would organise events to instill a sense of patriotism and brotherhood between the students.advertisementAsked why the ABVP was not active in Jamia all these years, Sharma said, “There was a unit in 2013, but after its members finished their courses, it was not possible to carry forward the activities.” PTI CPB RClast_img read more

India sign off with best ever medal haul in their Asian Games history

first_imgIndia finished their Asian Games 2018 campaign with 69 medals including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze at the mega event in Jakarta.This has been India’s best ever performance at the Asian Games, surpassing their previous best of 65 medals at Guangzhou in China in 2010. India had won 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals 8 years ago.India also equalled their best ever tally of gold medals by winning 15 yellow metals, emulating their 1951 New Delhi performance. Interestingly this was also India’s best in terms of silver medals won — 24. In the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, India had managed 19 silver medals.In the Incheon Games 2014, India had won 57 medals (11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze).Here’s the list of India’s gold medal winners at the 18th edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta:Bajrang Punia, wrestling: Bajrang Punia won gold in men’s wrestling 65kg freestyle category (AP Photo)Wrestler Bajrang won India’s its first gold medal at the games in the 65kg freestyle category.An in-form Bajrang outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle.Vinesh Phogat, wrestling: Vinesh Phogat won gold in women’s wrestling 50kg category (AP Photo)Vinesh created history after she won the 50kg category final. Vinesh is the first Indian female wrestler to win gold at the Games.Vinesh defeated Japan’s Irie Yuki 6-2 in the final to bag the top prize.advertisementSaurabh Chaudhary, shooting: Saurabh Chaudhary won gold in men’s 10m air pistol event (AP Photo)Saurabh, clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event with Games record of 240.7.The 16-year-old, son of a farmer, became the youngest Indian shooter to strike gold at the games.Rahi Sarnobat, shooting: Rahi won gold in women’s 25m pistol event (AP Photo)Rahi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games as she prevailed in a nervy shoot-off in the 25m pistol event.The 27-year-old got the better of Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a shoot-off after both shot a Games record score of 34 in the finals.Indian rowing team:The Indian rowing team clinched the gold medal in the men’s Quadruple Sculls final.The Indian rowing team comprising of Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 6:17.13 to bag the yellow medal.Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, tennis: Bopanna and Sharan won gold in the men’s doubles tennis (AP Photo)Bopanna and Sharan won the gold medal in the men’s doubles tennis event at the ongoing 18th Asian Games 2018 in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang by winning the gold medal match against Kazakhstan’s men’s doubles pair.Bopanna and Sharan, who were the top seeds in the event, played to their billing throughout the tournament and beat Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 to scoop the top prize in the event.Tajinderpal Singh Toor, shot put: Tajinderpal Singh Toor won gold in the men’s shot put (AP Photo)Tajinderpal Singh Toor won the gold in the men’s shot put. Tajinderpal broke the Games Record in his fifth attempt with a throw of 20.75, which is also the National Record.The 23-year-old is also Asia’s highest ranked shotputter and produced an inspired throw of 19.96 in his very first attempt after which he threw 20.75 and 20.00 in his last two attempts to own the gold.Neeraj Chopra, javelin:Neeraj Chopra continued his impressive run in 2018 as he bagged gold in men’s javelin throw.Chopra managed a personal best throw of 88.06 to win the top prize in javelin throw while China’s Liu Qizhen and Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem came second and third with throws of 82.22 and 80.75 respectively.This was also India’s first-ever gold medal in javelin throw at the Asian Games and the first medal in the sport since 1982, where India bagged bronze.Manjit Singh, 800m athletics: Manjit Singh won gold in men’s 800 metres race (AP Photo)Manjit Singh won gold while Jinson Johnson won silver in the men’s 800 metres. Manjit clocked 1:46.15 while Johnson clocked 1:46.35 to make it a memorable double for India.This was the third time India have won two medals in the men’s 800m race at the Asian Games.In 1951, Ranjit Singh had won gold while Kulwant Singh won silver. In 1962, Daljit Singh won a silver medal and Amrit Pal finished with a bronze.advertisementArpinder Singh, triple jump: Arpinder Singh bagged gold in men’s triple jump (AP Photo)Arpinder Singh bagged first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years at the Asiad. Mohinder Singh Gill had won the event in the 1970 Games with a best effort of 16.11m.Arpinder managed a best jump of 16.77 metres out of six attempts, which was way better than the rest of the athletes.Arpinder’s compatriot Rakesh Babu Arayan Veettil finished in fifth position with a best jump of 16.40 metres.Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Kurbanov bagged the silver medal with a personal best jump of 16.62 metres while Kohei Yamashita clinched the bronze with a best jump of 16.46 metres.Swapna Barman, heptathlon: Swapna Barman won gold in heptathlon (AP Photo)Swapna Barman clinched India’s first-ever heptathlon gold.Barman clinched the yellow metal with a total of 6026 points in seven events. The heptathlon consists of seven events including 100m race, high jump, shot put, 200m race, long jump, javenlin throw and 800m race.The silver medal went to China’s Wang Qingling, who scored 5954 points and finished 72 points behind Barman. Japan’s Yuki Yamasaki took home the bronze medal with 5873 points.India’s Purnima Hembram finished fourth in the event with 5837 points.Jinson Johnson, 1500m: Jinson Johnson won gold in the men’s 1500m (Reuters Photo)Jinson Johnson won gold in the men’s 1500m. Bahadur Prasad was last Indian to win a medal in men’s 1500m at the 1998 Games, where he won a bronze.Women team, 4x400m relay:Hima Das, Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad, Poovamma Raju Machettira and Vismaya Velluva Koroth won India a gold after they won the 4x400m relay with a timing of 3:28.72. This was India’s fifth gold medal in a row in the women’s 4x400m relay.Bahrain won silver while Vietnam took bronze.India’s women were way ahead of competition. Hima was the first lead and that moved paid off she started off at blistering pace and the others maintained the lead.Amit Panghal, boxing: Amit Panghal won gold in men’s boxing 49kg category (AP Photo)Amit Panghal won gold in the 49kg category after beating reigning Olympic champion and world championships silver-medallist Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday.The 22-year-old Armyman, who had won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, won the final 3-2. Incidentally Amit had lost a close quarterfinal contest to Dusmatov in the Hamburg world championships last year.Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar, bridge:Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar won the men’s pair event in the bridge competition.The 60-year-old Pranab and 56-year-old Shibhnath finished at the top after scoring 384 points in the finals.The Chinese pair of Lixin Yang and Gang Chen won the silver with a score of 378 and the Indonesian combination of Henky Lasut and Freddy Eddy Manoppo bagged the bronze scoring 374.last_img read more

Watch: Oklahoma State Highlight Film Against South Alabama

first_imgThe internet is a wonderful place. Within a few minutes of the buzzer sounding (or not sounding, depending on what scoreboard you were looking at) in Mobile, the highlights from the Cowboys’ 44-7 victory were on YouTube. And there were plenty of them.There was the 66-yard slant to The President for six. There was the mauling of a center by The Blizzard, DQ Osborne. And there was Marcell Ateman with a pair of touchdowns for the first time in nearly two years.Enjoy the show. 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

2012 NSWTA State Cup

first_imgThe 2012 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) State Cup will be held this weekend from Friday, 7 December to Sunday, 9 December at the Port Macquarie Regional Sporting Complex.  208 teams will compete in the event across 13 divisions, ranging from Under 20’s through to the Men’s 50’s division. Approximately 3,000 players will take part in the event, as well as approximately 170 referees, coming together to participate in one of the largest Touch Football events in the world.  This year’s State Cup will  see invitational teams from Japan compete in the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions, while the event is also a great opportunity for New South Wales’ Australian representatives to participate in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series against New Zealand in Auckland in February next year.  Round games will commence on Friday morning, running through the weekend with the finals concluding the tournament on Sunday afternoon. The first Grand Finals will begin at 12.40pm, with the Mixed Open final at 2.25pm, Women’s Open at 3.05pm and the Men’s Open at 3.50pm.In the Men’s Open division, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters will be looking to make it back-to-back State Cup titles, whilst the Penrith Panthers will be looking to seal the Vawdon Cup/State Cup double after their Vawdon Cup title win four weeks ago.The Canterbury Bulldogs will be hopeful of taking out their seventh consecutive State Cup Women’s Open title this year and will face tough opposition from the 2012 Vawdon Cup champions, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, while the Wollongong Devils have been runners-up at State Cup for the past two years and will be hoping it is third time lucky in 2012.In the Mixed Open division, it will be a tight one again after a strongly contested Vawdon Cup series. The Eastern Suburbs Roosters will be a strong force in the State Cup after taking out the 2012 Vawdon Cup title. Last year’s State Cup champions, the Murwillumbah Mavericks will return in 2012 and will be keen to make it back-to-back titles, while the Wests Magpies, who were runners-up to the Roosters in the Vawdon Cup, will also be a team to watch out for.  You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 New South Wales State Cup in the following (Don’t forget to use the #statecup2012 hashtag) for ‘Touch Football Australia’Related Links2012 NSW State Cuplast_img read more

10 months agoRondon insists Liverpool capable of upsetting Liverpool

first_imgRondon insists Liverpool capable of upsetting Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle striker Salomon Rondon insists they’re capable of upsetting Liverpool.Rondon refuses to be daunted by the Premier League table toppers and feels United’s squad should look at their own qualities rather than worry about the likes of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané.As Newcastle bid for their first win at Anfield since 1994, Rondon told the Chronicle: “Salah, Firminio and Mane are great players but every game is difficult.”Liverpool are playing really well, Salah and Firminio have a lot of goals, but we must think of our players and what we can do.”We will respect our opponents but we know we can get a result.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

176 FIRs DD entries filed till date for poll code violation

first_imgNEW DELHI: As many as 176 FIRs and daily diary (DD) entries have been registered till date against various political parties and others for violation of the model code of conduct in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, the poll body in Delhi said on Tuesday.The statistics surveillance team of Delhi’s Chief electoral office constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of political parties, has seized Rs 2,88,22,850 crore in cash and also seized 1344.996 kg of narcotics and drugs. “A total of 176 FIRs or DD entries have been lodged till date in connection with the violation of the model code of conduct,” Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh told reporters on Tuesday.last_img

A ModernDay Fatima alFihriya The Woman Who Founded Oujdas ENCG

Rabat- Following in the steps of Fatima al-Fihriya, who founded the world’s oldest still-operating university in 859 A.D., Fatima al-Madrassi volunteered to found the ENCG in 2003.ENCG is a subsidiary of Mohamed Premier University in Oujda.In a Facebook post on November 20, the secretary of state for higher education and scientific research, Khalid Samadi, wrote that he was surprised to find out about ENCG’s female founder and the funds on which she established the school while on a visit there.  Samadi did not state how much she had to start Oujda’s ENCG, but he noted the similarities between the two “Fatimas of Morocco” and the significance of Madrassi’s role as a philanthropist.Madrassi is a shy woman who does not like the spotlight, Samadi said and expressed a desire to meet her.  Read Also: Muslim Congresswoman to Work to Allow Hijab in the U.S CongressFatima al-Madrassi with a student at a graduation ceremony at ENCGSamadi said that Madrassi considers all the ENCG students as her own children.Like Fatima al-Fihriya, the daughter of a wealthy merchant whose family came from Kairouan in Tunisia, Fatima al-Madrassi is a 21st-century founder of a scholarly institution.The 1,159-year-old University of Al Quaraouiyine, which takes its name from Kairouan, is world’s oldest existing and still-operating higher educational institution, according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records. Al Quaraouiyine has one of the world’s oldest libraries with over 30,000 books and manuscripts, including a 9th-century Qur’an and one of the earliest collections of hadiths, the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad with accounts of his daily practice.Al Quaraouiyine Library also made it onto Time’s first annual list of the world’s greatest places in August 2018. read more

CVS announces further expansion into health care services

CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores.The drugstore chain that quit selling tobacco several years ago said Tuesday it will expand a store model that it started testing recently. Its HealthHub stores will have around twice as much space devoted to health care as other locations and will aim to help people with chronic conditions such as diabetes.The expansion comes as the health care system turns its focus toward keeping patients healthy instead of waiting to treat them once they become sick. Insurers and other payers have started covering things like visits with dietitians more with the hope that this care keeps patients out of expensive hospitals.Tom Murphy, The Associated Press read more

Rotary International crucial ally in advancing UNs goals – Ban Kimoon

5 November 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed members of Rotary International as allies in advancing the work of the United Nations through their global efforts in support of initiatives for health, literacy and poverty eradication. “You have helped people understand what the UN is, what it does, and what it can do,” Mr. Ban told those gathered for the Rotary International Day programme held at UN Headquarters in New York on 3 November. “Ever since the United Nations was founded, you have been a wonderful partner to our organization.” In a message delivered by Deputy Chef de Cabinet Kim Won-soo, the Secretary-General noted that Rotarians have been the UN’s “chief ally” in the mission to eradicate polio worldwide, helping to immunize almost two billion children around the world against the highly infectious, often paralyzing and sometimes fatal disease.Rotary International has also worked with the UN to spread literacy and eradicate poverty, as well as sought to spread peace through its exchange programmes.In those and other ways, Mr. Ban said Rotarians have advanced the work to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the set of ambitious targets the world has set itself for slashing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy and other social ills by 2015.He added that in his own native Republic of Korea, the Secretary-General has seen the remarkable work Rotary International has done in supporting the country for the past 80 years. read more

Technology can help shave costs for local governments Ban says

Many countries, he said in a video message for the inaugural General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments, are facing severe fiscal constraints, experiencing high unemployment and are being forced to cut back on social services.New uses of ICT, Mr. Ban told the event under way in Seoul, Republic of Korea, “can help governments become more efficient and effective; more transparent and more accountable.”More than 50 cities have signed on to the organization, which aims to disseminate knowledge of e-governments worldwide and bridge the digital divide.“Together, you can learn from one another,” the Secretary-General said. “You can find out more about the technology that best fits your needs. And in the process, you can empower citizens.”Technology use at the city and regional levels can enhance civic participation, boost trust in government services and strengthen democracy, he stressed. 7 September 2010As the ramifications of the global economic crisis continue to reverberate worldwide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the cost-cutting potential of new uses of information and communication technology (ICT) for local governments. read more

Motor industry goes green

The UK motor industry is ready to meet the demand for cleaner technology and low carbon vehicles. That is the message behind today’s high level seminar organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders at Forbes House, London. Key figures from industry and government will attend a briefing by SMMT, HM Treasury, the Department for Transport and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership on the reduction of CO2 emissions from passenger cars and commercial vehicles. They will also be given the opportunity to view the latest technology available in the drive to lower road transport emissions.With the launch of the government’s Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Challenge last week and ACEA’s target for average new car emissions getting ever closer, the development of cleaner technology is becoming increasingly important. Today’s display of more than 12 low emission vehicles will show what the industry has done and where they’re heading in the future.SMMT’s second annual report on new car registrations by CO2 performance shows:New car average CO2 emissions fell to 174.2 g/CO2 per km in 2002, 8.2 per cent down on the 1997 baseline and 1.9 per cent below the 2001 average.The rise of the supermini in the UK over recent years has helped to lower average CO2 emissions through the wider appeal of smaller cars.Diesel fuelled cars have been a significant influence on the reduction in average CO2 emissions. Diesel models took a record 23.5 per cent share of the UK market in 2002, with demand up 38 per cent.Commenting on the industry’s work towards cleaner technology, SMMT chief executive, Christopher Macgowan said, ‘The industry is making tremendous progress in its efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and is committed to improving the environmental performance of its products. The industry’s task is to deliver vehicles that meet a package of consumer expectations, including environmental and safety considerations. To be commercially viable we must also meet consumer expectations in terms of comfort, utility, cost and design.‘SMMT is encouraged by the formation of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and by government efforts to deliver a more structured and co-ordinated approach to developing, demonstrating and promoting new vehicle technologies. To be successful in the long term, government must deliver a more coherent and stable framework of vehicle and fuel taxes and incentives. This should be based on objective performance criteria and be available to all qualifying technology packages promoting competition between manufacturers,’ he continued.Notes to Editor:In 1997, diesels accounted for 16.2 per cent of the UK market. In 1998 this figure dipped to 15.3 per cent, in 1999 it was 13.8 per cent, 14.1 per cent in 2000, 17.8 per cent in 2001 and 23.5 per cent in 2002. Diesel penetration is expected to reach 29 per cent of overall sales in 2003 and 31 per cent in 2004.In 1997, Superminis accounted for 26.5 per cent of the UK market. In 1998 this figure dipped to 25.3 per cent before rising annually to 2002. In 1999 it was 27.0 per cent, 31 per cent in 2000, 31.1 per cent in 2001 and 32.4 per cent in 2002.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Mens soccer plays to scoreless draw with Wright State

Despite being forced to play a man down after junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov was sent off for a handball outside the penalty box in the 70th minute, the Ohio State men’s soccer team ended up playing to a scoreless tie in double overtime against Wright State.Ivanov was forced to charge a Wright State forward as he progressed down the right side of the field. When the attacker shot the ball, Ivanov jumped in front of the ball and hit the ball with his hand, while outside the penalty box.Junior goalkeeper Andrian McAdams, a transfer from Akron, was subbed in when Ivanov was forced to the bench.McAdams said he was prepared to come on if he was needed.“I was happy to go in,” McAdams said. “I was really excited most of all and happy we (could) keep the shutout.”Ohio State junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov kicks the ball in a game against Wright State Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU and WSU tied, 0-0 in double overtimeThe Buckeyes started slow, allowing the Raiders to go on the attack early. As the game progressed each team had their fair amount of opportunities. Freshman midfielder Christian Soldat was heavily involved in the attack, firing two shots on the night but was unable to find the back of the net.“Sometimes things just don’t go your way,” Soldat said. “I just got (to) focus a little harder and put one in.”As the game went into overtime, OSU continued to battle on the defensive side. But the attack slowly diminished as the Buckeyes were only able to record one shot throughout the overtime periods.Wright State racked up 18 fouls compared to OSU’s eight. In addition WSU sophomore forward Brett Elder and junior midfielder Chris DuPont each received a yellow card for arguing with officials.Coach John Bluem was not surprised by the physical play of the Raiders.“I don’t want to say it was characteristic of their team, but we weren’t surprised there were a lot of fouls in the game,” Bluem said.Bluem was disappointed in the Buckeye’s performance.“We weren’t at our best,” Bluem said. “The one thing I will give our team credit for is they come to battle and they keep fighting.”Due to his red card, Ivanov will have to miss OSU’s next match.OSU (2-2-2) continues its streak of in-state matchups as the Dayton Flyers come to town Friday at 7:30 p.m. read more

Gold discoveries falling behind production

first_imgMEG expects an average increase in mined gold production of about 3% annually from 2006 to 2010. This level of projected increase may be inflated further if current high gold prices prevail, and actual changes will of course depend on longer-term gold market factors. Historically, only about half of feasibility-stage projects reach production within ten years; we have therefore included 50% of the capacity of those projects. The net increase for the period is about 10 Moz of new capacity.Strategies for Gold Reserves Replacement addresses key issues for growth strategies for the goldmining industry through the compilation of information on all aspects of the supply side of gold. The information presented in the sections of the study?Gold Production Pipeline, Acquisitions Activity, Exploration Spending, Major Discoveries, and Company Profiles?provides parameters for measuring the relative costs of various growth strategies for individual gold producing companies and the industry as a whole. The study is available in print copy and on the Internet from Metals Economics Group, Nova Scotia, Canada. Contact, or further information is available at Metals Economics Group’s (MEG) new in-depth study—Strategies for Gold Reserves Replacement: The Costs of Finding and Acquiring Gold—concludes that the world’s largest gold producers have on average replaced 200% of their total production over the past 11 years at an average cost of $38/oz through a combination of acquisition and exploration. From 1995 to 2004, these 20 gold producers also increased their combined annual gold production by almost 70%, from about 25 Moz annually to 43 Moz, and still maintained a remaining production life of 14 years in reserves at 2005 production rates, with additional resources available.However, while the top 20 major gold producers have been successful in adding to their reserve base, declining gold reserves replacement via exploration since 1997 may result in gold supply shortages in the long term. Especially evident from MEG’s analysis is that recently discovered large deposits of more than 2.5 Moz (of a size majors would consider developing) are not adequate to replace the majors’ gold production.The discovery rate of major gold deposits has declined in each of the last eight years. For the 1992-2005 period, total world mine output of gold was 1,100 Moz, 1.8 times the new resourcesdiscovered in deposits larger than 2.5 Moz. To make the discrepancy even worse, by year-end 2005, only 52% of the discovered resources had been upgraded to reserves. Although we expect the decline in discoveries will be reversed?the majors have more than doubled their annual gold exploration budgets between 2001 and 2005 and the junior and intermediate companies increased their total exploration budgets by almost five times?the shortage of large, major-company-sized projects is likely to remain a critical issue for the largest gold producers.last_img read more

Rehab Group will decide whether to reveal Angela Kerins salary next month

first_imgKerr said that he was conscious of the public interest in the matter and earlier comments from the Taoiseach adding that on this basis he has decided to “consult with my fellow directors to consider disclosing again the details of the Group CEOs salary”.Both the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have called for transparency around salaries in the charitable sector today.Kerr said his approach has the support of Kearns and that the meeting will take place on 17 February to ensure that all directors and advisors to the Rehab Group are available.“I will issue a full statement on the matter immediately following that meeting,” Kerry promised.He also called on the Taoiseach to “show leadership on the issue of fair play for charity lotteries” saying he was saddened to hear the news about Irish Cancer Society and the Asthma Society “being forced to leave the market”.Kerr added: “I am requesting that the Taoiseach would take the lead and remove the prize cap on charitable lotteries to allowing them to compete on an fair basis with the government’s own national lottery as other charity lotteries operate in other European states… before any further damage is done to the sector and to prevent further job losses.”Read: ‘Your local GAA lottery wouldn’t work like this’: Varadkar criticises Rehab GroupRead: Rehab chief Angela Kerins won’t say what her current salary is THE REHAB GROUP will hold a special board meeting next month to decide whether or not to disclose the current annual salary of its chief executive Angela Kerins.The not-for-profit disability group confirmed plans for a special board meeting on 17 February to discuss the matter of Kerins’s salary which she has come under pressure to reveal in recent weeks.Figures from 2011 show Kerins earned €234,000, but when asked recently about her current pay in the wake of the top-ups controversy, she declined to answer and said her salary had been declared on a number of occasions already.In a statement this evening, Rehab Group chairman, Brian Kerr, defended the decision not to disclose the salary saying the board has received “no formal request from any relevant authority” to release details of her current pay.“This matter is properly a matter for the Board and not Ms Kerins, and some of the pressure that has been placed on her and her family has been entirely unfair and very personal.last_img read more