No one should have problem saying Vande Mataram: Maha minister

first_imgMaharashtra Public Works Minister and BJP leader Chandrakant Patil on Saturday said those who want to live in the country must say Vande Mataram and Bharat Maata Ki Jai.Mr. Patil was speaking to reporters after visiting the famous Saibaba temple here.“Vande Mataram means saluting the soil of this country. I don’t know what problem they have saying Vande Mataram,” he said.“If you want to live in this country, you must say Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” he said.“Everybody living in this country has the right to worship as per his religion. But one must be loyal to the country and its soil too. Vande Mataram doesn’t mean hailing (particular) god. Just as one also reveres one’s parents besides Allah, one can also revere the motherland,” Patil said.Following the Madras High Court ruling making singing of Vande Mataram compulsory in schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu, BJP MLA Raj Purohit demanded its implementation in Maharashtra.Waris Pathan, MLA of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) from Mumbai, and the Samajwadi Party’s Maharashtra unit president and MLA Abu Asim Azmi opposed the demand.last_img read more

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WORLD CUP FINALISTS SET TO CARRY SUMMER MOMENTUM INTO THE NEW LALIGA SEASON

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementThe 2018 World Cup final was unlike almost any other. There were six goals for the first time since 1966 and while champions France logically raced to Paris with the trophy in tow, Croatia were just as warmly welcomed back in Zagreb, having massively exceeded expectations.Atletico Madrid players celebrate the goal against Real Betis in a La Liga fixtureIn total, there were 11 LaLiga players celebrating their summer achievements the following morning, and LaLiga should relish the prospect of these players carrying their positive momentum into the 2018/19 domestic season.Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid): Atleti will be especially happy with the 22-year-old’s performances. Lucas began last season as Los Rojiblancos’ backup centre-back but played so well as a left-back following an injury to Filipe Luis that he was called up to Didier Deschamps’ France squad. In Russia, he picked up two assists, including one in the final, which will have made Diego Simeone gush with pride.Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid): Lucas was included in many fans’ and publications’ ‘XI of the tournament’, but so was his Croatian teammate Vrsaljko. The right-back was influential in both defence and attack for his country, laying on an assist in an ever-present campaign.Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid): Atleti will also be pleased that Griezmann, who has pledged his future to the club, was a key factor in France’s attack. As well as his four goals and an MVP award in the final, he demonstrated the kind of defensive commitment that those at the Wanda Metropolitano love to see.Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid): The Frenchman, who signed for Atleti from Monaco just before the tournament, was named on the bench in the final having previously featured against Denmark in the group stages. With Lemar joining Griezmann and Diego Costa in Simeone’s impressive attacking line, Atleti fans are in for a treat this season.Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona): The Frenchman’s defensive solidity was a real highlight but he also pitched in with a key goal, the only goal of the game in the semi-final vs Belgium. ‘Samu’ signed a new contract this summer, ensuring that Barça can count on his quality as they look to defend their LaLiga Santander title this season.Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona): While not a starter in Russia, 21-year-old Dembele made an impact for the champions from the bench and his World Cup experience should help him further develop as he looks to breakout at the Camp Nou this season.Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona):  One of Zlatko Dalić’s team’s most influential players. The 30-year-old showed last season that he can play in a variety of positions and further demonstrated his versatility in Russia, which will delight Barça coach Ernesto Valverde as he looks to consolidate his midfield following the departures of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.Luka Modric (Real Madrid): The standout performer of the tournament and winner of the Golden Ball for the best player at Russia 2018.  There is talk of him winning the 2018 Ballon d’Or and a strong start to the 2018/19 LaLiga campaign for Real Madrid will strengthen his case.Mateo Kovačić (Real Madrid): Modric’s teammate for club and country was an important part of Croatia’s run to the final, playing in the first five matches and helping his team to close out their victories. The 24-year-old is going into his fourth season as a Real Madrid player and will be keen to impress new coach Julen Lopetegui.Raphael Varane (Real Madrid): Real Madrid’s representative on the winning France team added the World Cup to his honours list, which already includes four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, two LaLiga titles, two Spanish Super Cups and a Copa del Rey… and he’s still only 25! Already one of the most decorated players in world football, he could finish his career with more medals than anyone in history, the prospect of which should see him attack the start of the 2018/19 LaLiga season with the same hunger as always.Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla FC): The sole Sevilla player to get his hands on the World Cup after coming on in the second half of the final to help Les Bleus close out the match and to stave off the Croatian fightback. He’ll return with sky-high confidence as Sevilla look to improve on their seventh-place finish last season in Pablo Machin’s first season at the helm.last_img read more

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Dipa Karmakar to be felicitated in Tripura on Aug 22

first_imgAgartala, Aug 20 (PTI) Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed the medal in the Rio Olympics by a whisker, would be felicitated by the Tripura government on August 22. “Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Youth and Sports Affairs minister Sahid Choudhuri would felicitate Dipa Karmakar and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi on August 22 at Swami Vivekananda Maidan here,” Director of Youth and Sports Affairs Dulal Das said. In the felicitation programme, another famed gymnast of the state and Arjun awardee, Mantu Debnath and other sports personalities of the state would be present. PTI JOY CR BS AH PDlast_img read more

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Olivier Giroud scorpion kick shortlisted for FIFA Puskas Award

first_imgOlivier Giroud’s scorpion kick strike for Arsenal against Crystal Palace last season was shortlisted for FIFA’s goal of the year award on Monday, alongside efforts from Venezuelan teenager Deyna Castellanos and goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke.Giroud scored with an improvised volley in the Premier League match on Jan. 1, producing an acrobatic flick with his left heel to convert Alexis Sanchez’s cross into the net off the crossbar while tumbling forward.Arsenal won the match 2-0 and Giroud, who admitted afterwards that he had a bit of luck with his connection, said it was the best goal he had ever scored.The 31-year-old is the seventh Frenchman to be nominated for the award but the first to make the final shortlist of three, world soccer’s governing body said on its website. (www.fifa.com)Castellanos is the second Venezuelan woman in successive years to make the final three and was nominated for her strike from the halfway line against Cameroon at the U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan last year.The 18-year-old follows in the footsteps of compatriot Daniuska Rodriguez, whose goal made the final three for last year’s award but lost out to Malaysian Mohd Faiz Subri’s spectacular 35-metre, swerving free-kick.South Africa’s Masuluke is the first goalkeeper as well as the first player from Africa to make it to the final three for his last minute bicycle-kick equaliser for Baroka FC against Orlando Pirates last year.The winner of the award, named after the late Hungary captain Ferenc Puskas, will be decided by the public and announced at FIFA’s annual player of the year ceremony in London on Oct. 23.advertisementlast_img read more

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Jets Want QB Fitzpatrick Back

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares BOCA RATON, Fla. — New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has a message for his free agent quarterback.“Come back to the Jets,” Johnson said March 21 when asked about the team’s negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick.Fitzpatrick comes off the best season of his 11-year career, one in which he led the Jets to a 10-6 record even though he was brought in last off-season to back up Geno Smith.Fitzpatrick got the starting job in training camp when Smith’s jaw was broken by a teammate’s punch, and he performed so well that he nearly got New York back into the playoffs.His timing was exquisite: Fitzpatrick is in line for a huge payday.The problem for the Jets is they haven’t found the number of dollar signs to satisfy the 33-year-old Fitzpatrick. And while there’s no longer a big market for him after all the QB movement this month, he is, after all, a veteran passer coming off a strong performance.“These things take time,” Johnson conceded in a break from the NFL owners’ meetings. “He’s a priority. … I’ve been in this 17 years now, so I am not disappointed in a tactical sense.“In football, you’ve got to be able to deal with it. The reality is the NFL reality, and you’ve got to make the decisions. Some are pleasant, some not.”The prospect of allowing Fitzpatrick to leave is not a pleasant one to Jets fans who saw him throw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns.With the enigmatic Smith and unproven second-year player Bryce Petty the other current quarterbacks on the roster, Fitzpatrick certainly seems like the best option.But he also has never led a team to the playoffs, and the Jets haven’t made the postseason since 2010.Johnson remains “optimistic” about re-signing Fitzpatrick, though when asked about a timeframe, Johnson said “before the season.”More likely, coach Todd Bowles and General Manager Mike Maccagnan want it done before off-season workouts begin next month.“I kind of hope so,” Johnson said when asked if Fitzpatrick will remain with the Jets. “He did have such a good year. I like him a lot as a person; he’s very engaging. He’s the Harvard guy, and then he’s the normal guy.”The Jets also are in negotiations with Mo Wilkerson, their outstanding defensive end on whom they slapped the franchise tag earlier in March. That tag is worth $12.734 million for 2016.“Mo is on our team right now,” Johnson said. “He’s a great player and we love to have him.“With any of these players, there has to be a moment where their side and our side is happy, getting what is wanted in terms acceptable to him and to us. Fair is a subjective thing.”Johnson added it was “amazing” that no long-term deal has been reached considering the sides have been negotiating for nearly two years.The owner praised the Broncos’ defense and said he believes the Jets could have that type of shutdown unit under Bowles, who was the NFL’s Assistant Coach of the Year as defensive coordinator in Arizona in 2014 before getting the Jets job.“You want that kind of defense,” he said, noting in particular the work of Super Bowl MVP Von Miller. “I think our defense is very good.”Johnson also expressed “serious” interest in co-hosting another Super Bowl along with the Giants.“There’s nothing like New York,” he said, looking back at the successful February 2014 Super Bowl — the first in an outdoor stadium in a cold-water city.Johnson believes other owners would look favorably on a repeat. “We start out with two votes,” he added with a chuckle.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)last_img read more

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Southgate tackles World Cup racism fears: the players know where I stand

first_imgShare on Messenger Share on Twitter Marina Hyde Topics Danny Rose opens up about depression after tragedy and tough year at Spurs Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Until now, England’s footballers had not given the overall impression they were drastically alarmed about the possibility of racism marring the World Cup. Ashley Young was asked last week if his family would accompany him to Russia and made it clear that, this being his first World Cup, of course they would be there. Danny Welbeck was asked the same question and pointed out that when Arsenal had played a Europa League tie against CSKA Moscow in April it had passed off without any issues.But then came Danny Rose’s response and the realisation that, inside the England camp, there was at least one player who had already decided he could not risk his family being in Russia and asked them to stay away.That, plainly, was not an easy conversation for the England and Tottenham Hotspur left-back when his father, Nigel, regularly travels from home in Doncaster to watch him play in London, sometimes not getting back from night games until 3am and being up for work at 7am. Rose could hear his father’s voice crack when he asked him to stay at home but he also remains convinced it is the correct decision.“I’m not worried for myself. But I’ve told my family I don’t want them going out there because of racism and anything else that may happen,” Rose said. “I don’t want to be worrying, when I’m trying to prepare for games, for my family’s safety.“My dad’s really upset. I could hear it in his voice. He said he may never get a chance again to come and watch me in a World Cup. That was emotional, hearing that. It’s really sad. It’s just how it is. Somehow Russia got the World Cup and we have to get on with it.” It is the first time an England footballer has taken such drastic action before a major tournament and Rose’s decision-making has clearly been influenced by his memories of England’s under-21 game in Serbia in October 2012. On that occasion he was subjected to monkey chants and pelted with stones before being sent off for kicking the ball into the stand, his second bookable offence. Nigel described it as like “a bad dream”.In which case it is easy to comprehend why, almost six years later, Rose says he has “no faith in the justice system”, why he feels “numb” about the prospect of something similar happening again and why Fifa’s latest fine – £22,000 for the Russian Football Federation for racist chanting in a friendly against France – is “disgusting” and “laughable”.With that in mind Southgate invited Rose to stand up in front of the other England players one night last week and talk about his views on racism in the sport. The meeting was called to discuss the possibility of racial abuse in Russia – and what, specifically, to do in that situation – but not even Southgate knew at that stage that Rose had, as a one-off, asked his family to stay at home.“For the benefit of the other players I asked him to share his experiences,” Southgate said. “What was clear was that he felt let down by the authorities and that was sad to hear. He’s part of our team and part of our family. We intend to support our players as well as we possibly can, so it’s very sad. None of us know what is going to happen in Russia but, sadly, he thinks there’s the possibility of something happening that he wouldn’t want his family to experience.”As he often does, Southgate spoke very eloquently on the subject, talking of the need for better education in the countries that have the worst problems but also recognising there were no easy answers and expressing his pride that he would be taking “one of the most diverse squads to have left England” into a World Cup.“A lot of the players have children and our kids don’t think anything of who they talk to – people of all race, colour and religion,” Southgate, preparing for England’s final warm-up game against Costa Rica, said. “They are born into this world with no prejudice at all. It’s only when they put their beliefs on to them that their opinions can change. We’re victims in this world of prejudice, thinking that comes from others, and that’s very sad.“The landscape has changed enormously in the 25 to 30 years I’ve been involved in the game. It’s not perfect but huge strides have been made. We can make some differences in football but we can’t affect everything because the problems are societal and football is a reflection of society.” World Cup 2018 Danny Rose Share on Facebookcenter_img Would he encourage his players to walk off the pitch in Russia if they heard racial abuse? “In an idealistic world people would say to do that, but the realities of that are we would be thrown out of the tournament.“Some people would say: ‘Well, you should still do that.’ But I don’t think the players would want that because they have worked all their lives to get to a World Cup. The idea is they want to raise and confront the issues, but they also want to play in the tournament.“It’s a really difficult and delicate balance for us to get right and it’s impossible for me to say the things that would please everybody. But I think everybody knows how strongly I feel about the subject. The players are clear on where I stand and the support they have from me.” features Read more Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share via Email World Cup England Read more Fifa’s ‘hardline approach’ at World Cup will be to take the money and runlast_img read more

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WOMEN’S BEACH FOOTY TEAM MIXING IT UP ON THE SAND

first_imgThe Australian Women’s Invitational Beach Footy Team has performed extremely well on the first day of competition in the Inaugural Harvey Norman Beach Footy Challenge at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach.The Australian Invitational team featuring some of the hottest young players in Australian Women’s Touch Football, recorded narrow 4-2 defeats in their first two games against a Pacific Island combination and a Queensland Maroons Team top heavy with stars from the National Rugby League.Playing in the purpose built stadium with non-stop music and a fantastic festive atmosphere, the Aussie girls have won a legion of fans with their spirited efforts in attack and defence.Playing to unfamilar rules, which include a marker in defence, and a kicking option, and a liberal interpretation of the late pass rule, the young stars of Australian touch are doing remarkably well against their star studded opposition.The Pacific islander Team featured champion  All Black  Rugby Union superstars Jerry Collins and  Ma’a Nonu, and former Rugby League and Touch International Adrian Lam, showing silky hands and feet in the opening exchanges.The Aussie girls scored two slashing touchdowns to Alyce “the Rat” Hulbert and Dearne “Bangers” Cooper and made some great defensive efforts before going down 4-2 to the fleet of foot Pacific Islanders.The second game of the day at 12.00pm was a real highlight for the players and spectators alike with the girls taking on a stellar Queensland team led by the World’s best Rugby League player and Australian Rugby League Captain Darren Lockyer.Kangaroo Tri-Nations and NRL Premiership winning Broncos Brent Tate, Karmichael Hunt, Justin Hodges, and Shaun Berrigan were among the names that lined up on the half way line against the girls.In the game of the day, the girls began brilliantly and surprised the boys with their exceptional fitness, handling skills and tactical prowess which moved the boys around the field in attack, and deprived them of time and space in defence.Captain Giselle Martin led from the front and after some great lead up work from Alyce Hulbert, scored a great touchdown to put her team in the hunt at 2-1 down at the break.The crowd was sensing an upset and got right behind the girls and shortly after half-time Nicole “Sero” Beck snaffled a dive over touchdown to put the girls in front.The Maroons hit back, to make it two all and the two teams battled hard to gain the decisive edge.That man Lockyer donned the red cape and again proved the difference conjuring a sensational solo touchdown when his team needed it most for a 3-2 lead.The Maroons got a touchdown right on full time to take the game out to a 4-2 scoreline.The Maroons were full of praise for the girls, none more so than the mercurial Lockyer who rated the girls performance highly.“The girls were magnificent, they went really well. They have great fitness, excellent hands, and they dig in in defence – very impressive. No wonder they have such an outstanding International record.” Lockyer enthused.The girls next game is scheduled for 2.00pm this afternoon against a Billy Slater led Young Guns combination.Results will be updated at the close of play today.Competition recommences tomorrow at 11.00am with the Women’s Team taking on the Blues and the Celebrities at 1.25pm to try to qualify for the semi-final series.last_img read more

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2015 NSWTA Country Championships

first_img42 teams from across country New South Wales will travel to Dubbo this weekend to compete in the 2015 New South Wales Touch Association’s Country Championships. The Riverbank Touch Ovals, home of the Dubbo Touch Association, will host the event, which commences on Saturday, 24 October 2015. Teams will compete across seven divisions at the two day event – Men’s Open/Men’s 20’s, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Women’s 20’s/30’s, Men’s Seniors/Masters, Women’s Masters and Men’s 50’s/55’s. 2014 NSWTA Country Championships results:Men’s OpenDoyalson Dragons 9 defeated Wollongong Devils (2) 2Women’s OpenBerkeley Vale Panthers 5 defeated Wallsend Wolves 1Mixed OpenPort Macquarie 7 defeated Wallsend Wolves 6Women’s 20’sNewcastle City 5 defeated Wagga Wagga 1Men’s 30’sWallsend Wolves 9 defeated Maitland Redbacks 5Women’s 30’sNelson Bay Neptunes 4 defeated Walllsend Wolves 0Senior MixedNelson Bay Neptunes 5 defeated Peninsula Piranhas 4 (Drop-off)Men’s 40’sWallsend Wolves 6 defeated Nelson Bay Neptunes 2Women’s 40’sCentral Coast Dolphins 4 defeated Newcastle City 2Men’s 45’sResult: Newcastle City 4 defeated Jerrabomberra Storm 2Men’s 50’sWollongong Devils 6 defeated Newcastle City 2Men’s 55’sBeresfield Bandits 8 defeated Wallsend Wolves 0Affiliate ChampionWallsend Wolves Stay tuned to the NSWTA website and social media channels for further coverage of the 2015 NSWTA Country Championships: Website – www.nswtouch.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouchTwitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touch #ctrychamps Instagram – www.instagram.com/nswtouchRelated LinksNSW Country Champslast_img read more

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a month agoOgbonna: West Ham players not about money and flash cars

first_imgOgbonna: West Ham players not about money and flash carsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna says there’s excitement amongst the players about what they can achieve this season.The calibre of the players themselves at West Ham has also gone up. New £50million striker Sebastian Haller has netted in each of the club’s last two Premier League wins.“We are blessed because we not only have good players but good people. Diop. Rice, Fredericks. Some players go out and they buy cars and spend money. These players are West Ham are humble with their feet on the ground.”Ogbonna is equally respectful of Monday’s hosts Aston Villa, despite defeats in three of their four League games so far.“It will be a tough game,” he told the Mirror. “A game for us to see how far we have come.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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ESPN Analyst: ‘Stop The Excuses’ For Alabama’s Blowout Loss To Clemson

first_img McFarland says that if you ask Nick Saban, he would say the better team won.TigerNet transcribed the key portions of McFarland’s argument:“I’ve been listening to your show and I’ve kinda been a little disappointed – and here’s why. Everyone seems to say when Alabama loses, the kids aren’t focused,” McFarland said. “Mack Wilson is worried about winning the Butkus (Award). These players are concerned with their individual accolades. How about saying that Clemson was the better team and (Alabama) got beat. That’s the one thing that people who call into (Finebaum’s show) don’t say.“Sometimes there isn’t a reason or excuse and the other team is better…What about that the other team is just better? Dabo has done one hell of a job. And I was at the game, Paul, Clemson lined up and beat Alabama. It wasn’t a fluke. Tua (Tagovailoa) wasn’t sick and didn’t have the flu.“(Clemson) just lined up and beat Alabama and hit them square in the mouth and beat them. And I think that’s the thing that if you ask him, Nick Saban, he’ll tell you (that)…Let’s stop with the excuses. Alabama got beat by a better team that’s called the Clemson Tigers.”That does sound like what Saban would say, and it’s right. Alabama is an incredible program, but isn’t infallible, and isn’t the only one with players who have to deal with distractions.Clemson has been just as successful over the last few years, puts a comparable number of players into the NFL and has Alabama-level star power. The Crimson Tide definitely knew what it was up against going into that game.[ESPN via TigerNet] Clemson and Alabama lines face off during national championship.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Patrick Phibbs #58 of the Clemson Tigers snaps the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Alabama football is pretty much unimpeachable under Nick Saban. Losses have been few and far between for the Crimson Tide over the last decade.That is what made this year’s national championship game so shocking. Obviously, Clemson was expected to put up a fight, but the 44-16 drubbing of ‘Bama was incredible.It hasn’t really put a damper on expectations for Alabama going forward. The Crimson Tide remain a major favorite for the national title.ESPN’s Booger McFarland is tired of excuses being made for Alabama football after the Clemson loss.He appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show on Thursday to rebuke those who have offered alternate explanations for the beatdown in January.last_img read more

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Simone Biles soars to sixth title at national championships

first_imgSimone Biles soars to sixth title at national championshipsSimone Biles just became the first gymnast to ever attempt and land a double twisting and also became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six U.S. senior women’s all-around gymnastics titles.advertisement Reuters MissouriAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 18:37 IST Simone Biles in action during her floor routine during the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIt was a lot better. It wasn’t as good as in some of the trainings, said American Simone BilesFour-times Olympic gold medalist Biles finished with a total score of 118.500 to beat Sunisa LeeBiles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six U.S. senior women’s all-around gymnastics titlesAmerican Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world’s unrivaled number one gymnast with an amazing winning performance at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday.Biles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to capture six U.S. senior women’s all-around gymnastics titles matching Clara Schroth Lomady, who won her sixth in 1952.Biles marked the occasion by becoming the first woman to attempt and land a triple-twisting, double back maneuver during her floor routine.Bile was, however, not quite content even with that unprecedented move.”It was a lot better. It wasn’t as good as in some of the trainings,” Biles told reporters.”I’m just happy that I landed it because I feel like after night one my confidence got shot down. So I was really worried about it going into today, that’s all I could worry about. So I was really happy.”Four-times Olympic gold medalist Biles, who will head to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the prohibitive favorite, finished with a total score of 118.500 to beat Sunisa Lee (113.550) and Grace McCallum (111.850).”I feel like each (title) gets better and better,” she said. “Because it’s like the fifth and, then, the sixth, so it just keeps getting more exciting.”Also Read | Vinesh Phogat suffers defeat in final of Medved eventAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Simone BilesFollow Olympics 2020Follow Gold Medalist Nextlast_img read more

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Worn Out Wednesday – Backyard Bill for Beltology

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned This week’s Worn Out Wednesday is action packed. While we interviewed one of the most in demand photographers, Backyard Bill, we are also covering his latest project with Beltology. We are big fans of the brand of belt that requires no holes and we have been following Backyard Bill for years. Naturally, we were excited about this project.Barbers and Baristas have become the titans of cool over the last several years. They are the ones who get you going in the morning and keep you looking good after a quality cut. To honor these men, Beltology asked Bill to shoot some of these new style icons (all wearing the brand’s belts of course) as well as asking them his short and sweet Q&A’s. It is great to see some of our favorite spots like Frank’s Chop Shop, Blind Barber and Sweatshop NYC getting some love.This is an ongoing program so keep checking back on their site to see who else will be featured. Your very own coffee savior may well be shot soon.We spoke with Bill Gentle to hear more about his personal style while we were at it:Jeans: Love Copper King and vintage 501sShirts: OrslowPants: Margaret HowellSuits: Carson Street ClothiersShoes: White’s bootsRelated: BeltologyHats: Ebbets field 8 panel cap; watch, Swatch.Jewelry: I have a gold chain I have a love hate relationship with.Outerwear: Needles wool denim, RRL rubberized macFavorite Cologne: DS and Durga’s  Bow MakersYour favorite App: Chess.comFavorite piece of technology: Cannon 5D MK3Next tech purchase: New cameraBeltology is collaborating with Bill to photograph and interview a variety of local barbers and baristas at spots such as the Blind Barber and Five Leaves. We’ll continue to look for and photograph more subjects in the coming months, and invite all barbers and baristas to submit their interest by e-mailing them at feelthelove@beltology.com or tag an image on Instagram using the hashtag #BarbersAndBaristas. Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Whiskey vs Whisky: Is There Really a Difference?last_img read more

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High Court grants bail to Upendra Rai in money laundering case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court has granted bail to journalist Upendra Rai, arrested in a money laundering case related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions, noting that he has already spent more than 13 months in custody and the trial is likely to take some time.Justice Mukta Gupta granted the relief to Rai on furnishing a personal bond of Rs one lakh with a surety of like amount and directed him not to influence any witness or tamper with the evidence of the prosecution. The court also said he shall not leave the country without prior permission. Rai was arrested on June 8, 2018 by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at the Tihar jail here, moments after he secured bail in a Central Bureau of Investigation case related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions. The CBI had arrested him on May 3, 2018.last_img read more

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One LiveAction shot in The Lion King revealed

first_imgLos Angeles: Filmmaker Jon Favreau has shared a snapshot of the only “real” scene in his latest release, The Lion King. It is the first scene of the film, depicting a sunrise photographed in Africa. “This is the only real shot in The Lion King. There are 1,490 rendered shots created by animators and CG artists. I slipped in a single shot that we actually photographed in Africa to see if anyone would notice,” Favreau captioned the image, adding: “It is the first shot of the movie that begins (the song) ‘The circle of life’.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaFavreau took to Twitter to share the photograph of the rising sun. The image is conisdered iconic and found space in the 1994 animation version of The Lion King, too. The new film brings back the adventures of Simba, the lion cub who is to succeed his father Mufasa as King of the Pride Lands. The film updates the classic tale with photo-realistic and computer-generated animation. Favreau had earlier helmed the 2016 global blockbuster, The Jungle Book.last_img read more

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FICN of Rs 55L smuggled from Pak via Nepal border seized

first_imgNEW DELHI: Special Cell of Delhi Police busted an international syndicate indulging in circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) in Delhi NCR, Bihar and other parts of India. FICN amounting Rs 5.50 lakh has been recovered from the arrested Nepal national identified as Aslam Ansari aged 27 years.He is a resident of Beerganj District Parsa (Nepal). The arrested accused has revealed that FICN was smuggled in India from Pakistan via border through Indo-Nepal border. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderOn August 24, a specific information was received that a Nepal national Aslam Ansari , who is a key member of the syndicate would reach Delhi at Nehru Place Bus Terminal to deliver a big consignment of FICN to his one of contacts. Having received the above information, police team swung into action and a trap was laid near the said bus terminal and the accused Aslam Ansari was nabbed and 275 high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) in denomination of Rs 2,000 amounting Rs 5.50 lakh were recovered from his possession. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”He used to receive FICNs from three persons (all Nepal nationals). Aslam Ansari used to further supply FICN in India through other members of this syndicates,who are residents of Raxaul, Bihar. It has also been disclosed by accused Aslam Ansari that he has been involved in supply of FICN for the 5 years. He further disclosed that recovered FICN was being smuggled in Nepal from Pakistan and same was further brought in India via Nepal border,” said PS Kushwaah, DCP Special Cell. All the recovered FICNs are of fine quality that it is difficult to distinguish it from original ones. Investigation of case is on to identify/arrest source of FICN and to receiver of same in India & Nepal.last_img read more

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One worker dead after being trapped in derailed train in Manitoba

first_imgTHOMPSON, Man. – A railway worker has died and another suffered serious injuries after rescuers spent hours trying to free them from the wreckage of a derailment in northern Manitoba.The Arctic Gateway Group, which recently purchased the Hudson Bay Railway, said in a statement that authorities have confirmed the death, adding that a second employee sustained serious injuries from the wreck south of Thompson on Saturday evening.RCMP said the man who died was 38 and was from The Pas, Man. The man who survived is 59 and is also from The Pas, police said, noting his injuries were life-threatening.“On behalf of the entire Arctic Gateway Group, and all of our employees, our hearts go out to the families of these dedicated employees,” Murad Al-Katib of AGT Foods, one of the group’s partners, said in a statement.The company said the train had three locomotives and several dozen railcars, some of which were carrying liquefied petroleum.It said that based on information it has received, it believes that none of the railcars has been compromised and there doesn’t appear to be any environmental danger.Deputy Chief Selby Brown said the workers were trapped in the train for hours as first responders worked into the early hours of Sunday morning trying to free them.He said the train went off the tracks on a washed-out trestle bridge in a swampy area at about 6:30 p.m.The Arctic Gateway Group is a public-private consortium which bought the Hudson Bay Railway earlier this month from U.S.-based Omnitrax. Sections of the railway north of the derailment washed out in 2017 and Omnitrax had refused to make repairs, claiming the line was been losing money for years and would cost tens of millions of dollars to fix.The railway is the only land link to Churchill, Man., a community of about 900 people on the shores of Hudson Bay, and crews have been working since the sale to try to reopen the connection before winter.“We have said repeatedly that we will not compromise speed for safety and this is a stark reminder for us as we repair the northern section of the rail line to Churchill,” Al-Katib noted in the company’s statement.Police said that officers were flown to the crash site, more than 500 kilometres north of Winnipeg, on Saturday evening and remained on scene until rescue personnel and specialized equipment could be brought in.RCMP said that Transport Canada will investigate the derailment with assistance from police.The Arctic Gateway Group said it is co-operating with the emergency services teams on site and will also be conducting a full internal review to determine the cause of the derailment.The names of the workers were not released and the company said police were still notifying families on Sunday.last_img read more

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Annie Lennox Gets Honorary Degree For Activism

first_imgInternationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter and human rights activist Annie Lennox was this week presented with an Honorary Degree by the University of Essex.Annie Lennox Awarded Honorary Degree by the University of EssexLennox received her Honorary Degree in recognition of her work in political and social activism and her extensive campaigning for humanitarian causes. She was presented with the honour by the University’s Chancellor Lord Phillips of Sudbury during a packed Graduation ceremony at the University’s Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall on Colchester Campus.“People ask me all the time, about HIV/AIDS,” Annie said during her speech. “They’ll say ’I’ve heard about the AIDS pandemic in Africa…but I don’t know what to do’. The answer is, of course, both simple and complex. You do what you’re drawn to do. And if you’re interested enough, you figure out what your contribution is going to be. You start by becoming aware, by being concerned, by breaking through your indifference, passivity, cynicism or intolerance. You transform. You become passionate..You become an activist.”During the ceremony, the University’s Dr Pam Cox spoke about Ms Lennox’s support for a wide-range of humanitarian projects which have made vital, practical, life-saving differences – above all in South Africa. Dr Cox also mentioned Ms Lennox’s ‘SING’ campaign which works with women and children with HIV – raising awareness regarding preventing the transmission of the virus from mother to child.After the ceremony Ms Lennox said: “The University of Essex has been recognised by both the Queen and Nelson Mandela for its involvement with the fight for human rights around the world, and I am delighted to receive this award in recognition of my work to raise awareness and funds for humanitarian causes and, in particular, for those affected by HIV and Aids. It is vital to work together to help people who need access to education, health care and justice.”Ms Lennox is one of seven distinguished individuals to receive Honorary Degrees at this year’s Graduation at Essex, which will see 2,745 students graduate ̶ the University’s biggest Graduation ever held.Also receiving an honorary degree today at the University of Essex was double Olympic gold medallist cyclist Laura Trott, in recognition of her significant achievements in European, World and Olympic cycling.last_img read more

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UN crime fighting agency boosts antitrafficking efforts in Central America

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has strengthened its efforts to tackle human trafficking in Central America by bolstering national prosecutors’ capacities and improving regional cooperation in law enforcement.UNODC, in concert with the UN Latin America Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, is assessing strengths and weaknesses of public prosecutors and police to create training courses to be held in 2009-2010 at the national and regional levels.This scheme seeks to boost law enforcement agencies’ investigative and prosecutorial capacities and aims to increase collaboration in Central America on investigations, witness protection programmes and investigative techniques.“We need to make this a long-term, sustainable programme capable of supporting not only public prosecution and police services in the fight against trafficking, but also other justice operators, such as the judiciary and border control authorities,” said Felipe De La Torre, a crime prevention expert with UNODC based in Mexico City.“Prosecutors, especially in rural areas, still conduct investigations from a very local perspective, paying no attention to elements that can lead to cases of a transnational nature.”He noted that strong domestic and regional stewardship is crucial in effectively curbing human trafficking, lauding the commitment demonstrated by Central American prosecutors and attorneys-general. 19 September 2008The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has strengthened its efforts to tackle human trafficking in Central America by bolstering national prosecutors’ capacities and improving regional cooperation in law enforcement. read more

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IMF raises outlook for economic growth in Canada expected to be tops

OTTAWA — The International Monetary Fund expects Canada to lead the G7 for economic growth this year.The IMF raised its outlook for Canada as part of its latest world economic outlook update.It now expects the Canadian economy to grow by 2.5 per cent in 2017, up from its April projection of 1.9 per cent.The IMF says it revised its 2017 outlook for Canada following strong growth in the first quarter and indications of “resilient second-quarter activity.”However, it trimmed its outlook for Canada for 2018 to 1.9 per cent compared with its earlier forecast for 2.0 per cent.The IMF says global economic growth is expected to be 3.5 per cent this year and 3.6 per cent in 2018, unchanged from the April forecast. read more

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TNA questions arrest of rehabilitated former LTTE cadres

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today asked the Government to explain the reasons behind the arrest of some rehabilitated former LTTE cadres.TNA Parliamentarian Selvam Adaikalanathan said that the arrest was spreading fear among the Tamils in the North and East. Four former LTTE operatives were arrested recently on separate occasions on suspicion of trying to revive terrorism. The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on Monday issued a receipt acknowledging the arrest of one Krishnapillai Kaileshan who allegedly operated as the LTTEs eastern Batticaloa district intelligence senior, reports said. It was also said that three more intelligence seniors from the eastern districts of Ampara and Batticaloa and Jaffna in the north had also been arrested in recent days.Northern Tamil media sources said that since March 29, some 23 former LTTE operatives had been arrested in the north and east. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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