Keith Davis Fulfills Promise, Completes Degree

first_imgAt Sam Houston, Davis was three-year starter, two-time All-Southland selection, conference defensive player of the year and a I-AA All-American. Davis went on to a seven-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. Four of those seasons he spent as a captain play special teams and safety. In 2002, Davis suited up for the Dallas Cowboys, fulfilling half of his promise. On Friday afternoon at Johnson Coliseum, 21 years after leaving Italy, Davis walked across the stage and received his degree. That part came true for Davis. After going undrafted in the 2002 NFL draft, Davis signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. He fought through getting cut four times that first year, to eventually earn a spot as a starting safety and was voted team captain his final four seasons in Dallas.  Davis has stayed active supporting the Bearkats, attending games regularly, including getting out on the road in North Dakota last season. But he said being a graduate now adds a little something extra to calling himself a Bearkat. “For me to be here today, knowing that I fulfilled that promise, means so much,” Davis said. “She said, Keith, son, that’s beautiful and I want you to go to the NFL,” Davis said of that day sitting out on the porch. “But I want you to graduate more than anything, she said. I want you to get your degree and that will make me happier than anything.” But that was only part of the promise to his mother.  “Sitting on the porch that summer before going to Sam Houston State, I told my mom I was going to make it,” Davis said. “I told her I was going to make it to the NFL and take care of her.” “That was a big motivation for me,” Davis said about getting his degree before his son Shawn. “I have talked to my kids about the importance of finishing what you start. I had tried a few times before to finish my degree, and didn’t follow through. So getting it before him was a big motivation for me as well.”  After his football career was done, Davis has seen his oldest son get a football scholarship at Texas Tech and will get his degree next week. Courtesy: Sam Houston State AthleticsHUNTSVILLE, Texas – When Keith Davis left Italy, Texas to start school and play football for Sam Houston he made a promise to his mom he would play in the NFL. She asked for one more promise – to get his degree. So when Davis walked across the stage and was greeted by university president Dana Hoyt, confirming his completion of his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, it was understandable the grin was a bit bigger than most. “I’ve always been a Bearkat, but now being alumni it adds a little more meaning,” he said. “Before this, yeah, I was a Bearkat, but I just played football here. Now that I do have my degree it feels even better and I’m proud to say I’m a Sam Houston State alum.”last_img read more

Michael Zorc charges against Neymar: “He is a good actor”

first_img“It was too hard, I consider it almost ridiculous”, were the declarations of the boss borusser after the final whistle that closed the elimination of Borussia. “Neymar exaggerated. We all know how good an actor he is. Today he has put it to the test again, “he said. Of course, taking into account the passing of the game, yes He admitted that the fault for not getting a better result from the French capital was his own team. “We were not able to create danger near his goal. We were close in various parts of the game, especially thanks to Achraf and Sancho’s performances on the right wing, but we did not have clear opportunities, “he concluded. Michael Zorc, sports director of Borussia Dortmund, was quick to direct his anger after the elimination of BVB from the Champions League at the hands of PSG towards the person of Neymar. The reason of his discomfort was a scene in the final stages of the crash in the Parque de los Príncipes, completely empty due to the coronavirus, in which Emre Can faced the Brazilian star after a foul and ended up being sent off by a push to the star of the Parisian ensemble. Under Zorc’s point of view, Neymar exaggerated his reaction, thus causing the referee to show the red card to the German international.last_img read more

Rockets get back at Jazz with rout in Utah

first_imgRoyce O’ Neale scored 17 points. Alec Burks chipped in 14 points while Rudy Gobert added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz.Utah never got on track on offense. The Jazz shot poorly over the first three quarters and committed 16 turnovers. Houston scored 19 points off those turnovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn the heels of a listless first-half effort in Game 2, Houston avoided enduring another slow start. The Rockets picked apart Utah’s defense practically from the opening tip.Houston opened the game by scoring baskets on six of its first seven possessions. Harden capped the flurry with his first basket to put the Rockets up 15-5. It only grew worse for the Jazz from there. The Rockets led by as many as 22 in the first quarter, taking a 37-15 lead on back-to-back baskets from Harden and Gerald Green. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Houston made 16 of its 26 shots in the first quarter and totaled 39 points in the period. As effective as the Rockets were on offense, their defense proved equally troublesome for Utah. They forced the Jazz to commit six turnovers before the second quarter and scored nine points off those turnovers.Utah cut Houston’s lead 49-34 midway through the second quarter after O’ Neale scored three straight baskets to fuel a 9-0 run. Clint Capela ended the run with a dunk and the Rockets proceeded to outscore the Jazz 31-9 over a 10 minute stretch extending into the third quarter. They pushed their lead to 80-43 on a driving layup from Ariza with 8:01 left in the quarter.TIP-INS:Rockets: Gordon finished with a postseason-high in points. …Houston did not commit a turnover in the first quarter. … The Rockets outscored the Jazz 20-10 in fastbreak points after totaling just five in Game 2. … Houston finished with 50 points in the paint for the second straight game.Jazz: Derrick Favors exited with an ankle sprain in the third quarter. Favors totaled two points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes. … Houston’s 39 first quarter points is the most given up by Utah in any quarter in a playoff game this season. … Donovan Mitchell scored only 10 points after going just 4-of-16 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Spurs’ Becky Hammon plans to interview with Bucks Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) receives a high-five from teammate Nene after Harden scored against the Utah Jazz during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Friday, May 4, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The Rockets won 113-92. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — James Harden had 25 points and 12 assists to lead Houston to a 113-92 win over Utah in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals series on Friday night.Eric Gordon added 25 points and Chris Paul had 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Rockets. Houston beat Utah in Salt Lake City for the third time this season to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

Caribbean Nations Group launches New Amsterdam Town Week 2019

first_imgThe Caribbean Nations Group (CNG), in collaboration with the New Amsterdam municipality, launched New Amsterdam Town Week 2019, under the theme, “Diversification is the Focus, Inclusion is the Goal, Celebration through Transformation in 2019“.Caribbean Nations Group (CNG) President Jevaughn Stephen along with the scholarship awardees and New Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Wainwright McIntoshMembers of CNGThe launch was held at the Leisure Inn boardroom in New Amsterdam on August 22.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), CNG is a well-established multicultural youth group whose aim is to ensure that persons have access to quality entertainment through various mediums such as sports, live entertainment, concerts, outreaches, etc. Their mandate also includes community projects that enhance the lives of persons in the respective communities as well as providing educational and social support. In keeping with its mandate, the CNG collaborates with various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs); Government agencies; religious bodies and the Private Sector.According to the Group’s President, Jevaughn Stephen, it submitted an application of interest to host New Amsterdam’s 128th Town Week celebration to the Council. The Group was further invited to present its proposal, which was then sent to the NA municipality statutory meeting, where it was approved. Stephen noted that this year’s New Amsterdam Town Week promises to be one with a difference.Deputy-Mayor, Wainwright McIntosh noted that several groups had indicated their interest in hosting the 2019 town week However, the CNG proposal was in keeping with the mandate of the council. “we have decided that Public-Private-Partnership is the best way to go when we are talking development,” McIntosh said.The calendar of activities kicks off on Friday 18, October with the grand opening ceremony followed by, Mayors Ball, Birding Competition, Inter-School Debating Competition, Senior Citizens Breakfast, High School Basketball Competition, All White Cocktail Party, Male Empowerment Pageant, Domino Competitions, Soft Ball Cricket Competitions, Poetry Competition, Big People Party One Man Band, Medical Outreaches, Renaming of Streets in Stanleytown, a Street Fair and Exhibition and concludes on Sunday 3, November with Duck Curry Competition and Cooler Fete.Also, during the launch, CNG took the opportunity to award scholarships to seven students. Five were awarded a 5-year Secondary Education Scholarship while two students were awarded Tertiary Education Scholarships coined by the name Esther and Edward Scholarship Program.The five Secondary Education Scholarship awardees are Dhana George, Reshana Jonas, Ike Crawford, Diamond Alladin and Shaquan Fullerton. While the Tertiary Education awardees are Timothy Harris and Lamar Shultz.Among those present at the ceremony was the Regional Executive Officer Kim Williams-Stephen, Mayor of New Amsterdam Winnifred Haywood, Members of the Private Sector and Director of Sports Christopher Jones.last_img read more

Work to start on Lancaster school

first_img“For years, West Wind was our small school. Now, it’s up nearing 1,000 students. “With some rezoning of West Wind, Nancy Cory School and the new school, we could shift some students around and provide relief to both Nancy Cory and West Wind,” Sundberg said. The construction budget is about $14million, with $2million allocated for planning, Sundberg said. The elementary school is one of three planned by the district. Construction is already under way on $18million Endeavour Middle School at 45th Street West and AvenueK. That campus is scheduled to open in August. The third elementary school, also budgeted at $16million, is proposed for 18th Street East and Kettering Street; construction will start later this year. LANCASTER – Construction is slated to start in late spring or early summer on a $16million elementary school in the Lancaster School District. The kindergarten-through- fifth-grade campus at 22nd Street West and Avenue K-4 is expected to be open for the 2008-09 school year. “The school could relieve crowding at West Wind School, around Avenue J-8 and 35th Street West,” said Superintendent Howard Sundberg. “There’s been an awful lot of growth around there,” Sundberg added. All three schools are being underwritten with state “hardship” funds, with the district pitching in a small amount. The district had to come up with $2million for the two elementary schools, money that came from a reserve fund, Sundberg said. About 650 Endeavour students are attending classes in east Lancaster at a former elementary school campus, which was reopened as a temporary middle school site in 2004. The permanent campus is designed to accommodate about 1,000 students. (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Giants take on Pablo Sandoval’s flashy style for flight to Philadelphia

first_imgAnd difficult because it’s no easy task to pull off this kind of team-building … The Giants undertook a dangerous and difficult mission after Sunday’s win over the Padres in San Diego:Mimic Pablo Sandoval’s sartorial “look” for the flight to Philadelphia.Dangerous because it remains an open question whether Sandoval, the team’s muse, Swiss army knife and emotional thermostat, actually has a “look.”Hey, the guy broke a belt while swinging a bat for the Red Sox a few years back, OK?last_img read more

Astronomy Grab Bag

first_imgFor year’s end, here’s a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.Venus volcanoes:  Science Daily asked, “Have Venusian Volcanoes Been Caught in the Act?” but spent most of the article talking about how difficult it is to find a smoking gun.Night lights:  A beautiful set of 39 images of the Earth at night was posted on  The images were taken by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.  The data was mapped over NASA’s Blue Marble images of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.A moon is born:  With the triumphant title, “The Origin of the Moon,” Science Magazine merely updated the ongoing rounds of computer models that try to account for Earth’s unique large and life-enabling moon, each with its suite of misfits to observations.  Highlighting the latest 3 models, Alex Halliday remarked, “Distinguishing among these three models is going to involve further simulation and debate.”Martian floods:  An article on PhysOrg has an intriguing headline for a dry planet unable to sustain liquid water: “Vast systems of ancient caverns on Mars may have captured enormous floodwaters.”Moons from rings:  A new bottom-up theory of moon formation from ring systems was tried in Science Magazine Nov. 30 by Crida and Charnoz, “Formation of Regular Satellites from Ancient Massive Rings in the Solar System.”Kuiper belt comets:  Nature claimed (Dec. 20) that small Kuiper belt objects (objects beyond Neptune) are abundant enough to be a source for short-period comets.Tidal heating:  Icarus has a paper entitled “Spatial patterns of tidal heating,” with models showing the heat is not evenly dispersed. Mikhael Beuthe claims his model works for Europa, Io and Titan, but the abstract did not mention if it would work for Enceladus.Europa geysers:  The prominent flanking ridges on Europa are examined in another paper on Icarus.  Dombard and team rule out causes other than “a cryovolcanic model in which the growing ridge is underlain by a cryomagmatic sill that locally heats and thins the lithosphere.”Pac-man and pac-woman:  Another pac-man-like shape of heat distribution has been found on a Saturnian moon.  Mimas was the first, and now Tethys has one.  Joking away the mystery for the BBC News reporter, Carly Howett of Southwest Research Institute remarked, “The Saturn system – and even the Jupiter system – could turn out to be a veritable arcade of these characters.”Oort cloud:  Fouchard and team began a series in Icarus about the Oort Cloud.  Part 1 deals with planetary perturbations.From dust to dust:  Astrobiology Magazine touted dust grains as the progenitors of planets (again).  It’s not clear how astronomers could tell from a star light years away that “these dust grains are colliding with and adhering to each other, a process that will lead to their eventual formation into planets.”  They might want to revisit the stickiness problem (dust grains don’t stick to each other) and realize that dust clumps lack the gravity to grow.  Anyway, the reporter joyfully triumphed that “The researchers were fortunate to witness dust particles at a critical phase in their path to becoming a fully-grown planet in the protoplanetary disk.”Star birth:  On Dec. 6, Nature announced “A truly embryonic star,” claiming “The discovery of what may be the best example yet of a forming star caught in the moments just before birth.”  One wonders what took so long.Dark matters:  The headline on says, “Dark Matter Mystery May Soon Be Solved,” the but the body of the article is less sanguine.  One astronomer says, “If we don’t find it in this next round of experiments, I think everyone will be a bit discouraged.”  The last part of the article is subtitled, “Keeping the dark matter hope alive.”Dark energies:  “Is dark energy static or dynamic?”  Who cares?  PhysOrg assumes somebody does, even though the hypothetical entity continues to defy description.  If dynamic, whatever it is could evolve, the article posits.  “While hypothesized dark energy can explain observations of the universe expanding at an accelerating rate, the specific properties of dark energy are still an enigma.”  In another article on Science Daily, the BOSS survey looked at 48,000 quasars for its effects, whatever it is.  Hopefully they cleaned all the known artifacts and distortions out of the signals.  No one knows if they got the unknown ones out.Galaxy upset:  The title “Giant Black Hole Could Upset Galaxy Evolution Models” on a Science Daily article begs the question that the model was standing up in the first place.  As for the record-setting black hole, “At 17 billion times the mass of the Sun, its mass is much greater than current models predict — in particular since the surrounding galaxy is comparatively small,” the article worried.Early supernovae:  In Nature last month (Nov. 6), Stephen Smartt said, “The discovery of two superluminous supernovae at large distances from Earth pushes the frontier of supernova studies to just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, and suggests that they may be common in the young Universe.”  In fact, galaxies are found just 500 million years after the Big Bang, highlighting the problem of getting dense, clumpy structures from an expanding cloud of gas—the only thing the Big Bang could deliver—comparatively quickly in cosmological time.  “Astronomers thrive in unexplored territory,” Smartt remarked.Grand goal or grand claim:  A Science Magazine article (“Embers of the Distant Past, Nov. 30) begins, “Modern cosmology has come a long way in fulfilling its grand goal of reconstructing the entire history of the universe.”  Skeptics might want to compare this claim with the critical analysis in Dismantling the Big Bang by Williams and Hartnett, who find multiple imaginary leaps over insurmountable problems at every major step.All for one:  One thing cosmologists don’t lack is chutzpah.  Penn State astronomers titled a press release last month (see also Science Daily), “The Beginning of Everything: New Paradigm Shift for the Infant Universe.”  (Note: any paradigm shift implies the former paradigm is obsolete.)  The press release features a new fad called “loop quantum cosmology.”  The Penn State astromomers claim to take scientific knowledge even before the Planck era, all the way to the beginning – often claimed impossible by other astronomers.Before the beginning:  Speaking of chutzpah, Marcus Chown at New Scientist took readers where no man has gone before: before the beginning.  In “Before the big bang: something or nothing” (Dec. 3, subscription required), his imagination danced where angels had never tread.  After a brief survey of modern cosmology, concluding that the universe had a beginning, Chown entertained that the universe popped into existence with a quantum fluctuation.  He seemed to sense, though, that the theologians would be at the doorstep, so he ended,So the next question is surely: where did the laws of quantum theory come from? “We do not know,” admits [Alex] Vilenkin. “I consider that an entirely different question.” When it comes to the beginning of the universe, in many ways we’re still at the beginning.That’s one way to escape the Kalam Cosmological Argument.*  Just say “We do not know.”*Kalam: Everything that begins to exist has a cause.  The universe began to exist.  Therefore, the universe had a cause.  Corollary: Since the Cause brought time, space and matter into existence, the Cause had to be eternal and exist outside of those entities.  (See series of objections to the Kalam by William Lane Craig on YouTube.)Marcus, we have a better position than ignorance.  It’s called knowledge.  “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  This answers to all the observations and gives purpose and meaning to existence.  What’s your problem?  If you’re more comfortable with ignorance emanating from people who admit they do not know, so be it.  Human observation can only take one so far.  It cannot in principle go before the beginning.  Secular astronomy is therefore stuck with ignorance.  The cause that was there before the beginning had to be without beginning.  He is the only possible source of knowledge.  Jesus, the Logos, who was in the beginning with God (John 1:1-3), said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  Ignorance is not bliss.  Choose truth; choose freedom. While hypothesized dark energy can explain observations of the universe expanding at an accelerating rate, the specific properties of dark energy are still an enigma.Read more at: 36 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

New cabinet ministers in the Manmohan team

first_imgThe recent Cabinet reshuffle, which the Prime Minister said was “hopefully, probably the last” before next Lok Sabha polls, was confined to Congress party barring the inclusion of Tariq Anwar of NCP as a Minister of State.22 ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Cabinet Ministers and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj.The new Cabinet ministers who took oath are: K. Rahman Khan (Minority Affairs), Dinsha J Patel (Mines), Ajay Maken (Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation), MM Pallam Raju (Human Resource Development), Ashwani Kumar (Law & Justice), Harish Rawat (Water Resources) and Chandresh Kumari Katoch (Culture).Following is the complete list of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s council of minister after Sunday’s reshuffle.Cabinet Ministers:Manmohan Singh – Prime Minister (Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Planning, Atomic Energy, Space)Pawan Kumar Bansal – RailwaysPalaniappan Chidambaram – FinanceSharadchandra Govindrao Pawar – Agriculture, Food Processing IndustriesA.K. Antony – DefenceSushilkumar Sambhajirao Shinde – Home AffairsSalman Khurshid – External AffairsSudini Jaipal Reddy – Science and Technology, Earth SciencesGhulam Nabi Azad – Health and Family WelfareFarooq Abdullah – New and Renewable EnergyM. Veerappa Moily – Petroleum and Natural GasVayalar Ravi – Overseas Indian AffairsAjit Singh – Civil AviationMallikarjun Kharge – Labour and EmploymentM. Mangapati Pallam Raju – Human Resource DevelopmentKapil Sibal – Communications and Information TechnologyAnand Sharma – Commerce and Industry, TextilesC.P. Joshi – Road Transport and HighwaysAjay Maken – Housing and Urban Poverty AlleviationChandresh Kumari Katoch – CultureG.K. Vasan – ShippingKamal Nath – Urban Development, Parliamentary AffairsHarish Rawat – Water ResourcesKumari Selja – Social Justice and EmpowermentM.K. Alagiri – Chemicals and FertilizersPraful Manoharbhai Patel – Heavy Industries and Public EnterprisesSriprakash Jaiswal – CoalAshwani Kumar – Law and JusticeK. Rahman Khan – Minority AffairsDinsha J. Patel – MinesRaj V. Kishore Chandra Deo – Tribal Affairs, Panchayati RajBeni Prasad Verma – SteelJairam Ramesh – Rural DevelopmentMinisters of State with Independent Charge:Krishna Tirath – Women and Child DevelopmentJitendra Singh – Youth Affairs and Sports (also minister of state for defence)Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public DistributionSrikant Kumar Jena – Statistics and Programme ImplementationJayanthi Natarajan – Environment and ForestsManish Tewari – Information and BroadcastingPaban Singh Ghatowar – Development of North Eastern RegionK. Chiranjeevi – TourismBharatsingh Madhavsinh Solanki – Drinking Water and SanitationJyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia – PowerK.H. Muniyappa – Micro, Small and Medium EnterprisesSachin Pilot – Corporate AffairsMinisters of State:E. Ahamed – External AffairsJitin Prasada – Human Resource DevelopmentShashi Tharoor – Human Resource DevelopmentRamachandran Mullappally – Home AffairsV. Narayanaswamy – Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Prime Minister OfficeDaggubati Purandeswari – Commerce and IndustryAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury – RailwaysKotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy – RailwaysLakshmi Panabaka – TextilesNamo Narain Meena – FinanceS.S. Palanimanickam – FinanceSathyanarayana Sarvey – Road Transport and HighwaysPreneet Kaur – External AffairsCharan Das Mahant – Agriculture, Food Processing IndustriesTariq Anwar – Agriculture, Food Processing IndustriesRanee Narah – Tribal AffairsPorika Balram Naik – Social Justice and EmpowermentAbu Hasem Khan Choudhury – Health and Family WelfareTushar Amarsinh Chaudhary – Road Transport and HighwaysMilind Murli Deora – Communications and Information TechnologyKruparani Killi – Communications and Information TechnologyPratik Prakashbapu Patil – CoalRatanjit Pratap Narain Singh – Petroleum and Natural Gas, Home AffairsVincent H. Pala – Water ResourcesNinong Ering – Minority AffairsPradeep Kumar Jain Aditya – Rural Development, PlanningRajeev Shukla – Parliamentary AffairsSrikant Kumar Jena – Chemicals and FertilizersDeepa Dasmunsi – Urban DevelopmentSuresh Kodikunnil – Labour and EmploymentS. Jagathrakshakan – New and Renewable EnergyK.C. Venugopal – Civil AviationPaban Singh Ghatowar – Parliamentary AffairsLalchand Kataria – DefenceWith IANS inputsadvertisementlast_img read more


first_img“He was very close to my father (Jagmohan Dalmiya) who “He was very close to my father (Jagmohan Dalmiya) who loved him a lot. They formed a close team and worked in tandem. He had also offered his serviceS in Dhaka (in 1998). Its a sad day for Bengal cricket,” Avishek added. No cricket curator has been in the news like Mukherjee who stood firm on his principles, be it against the most successful Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni or former English captain-turned-commentator Michael Atherton. Mukherjee had turned down Dhonis request for a square turner against England in December 2012 and instead prepared a good cricket pitch which had bounce from day one. England went on to win the Test by seven wickets en route to a 2-1 series win. He did not stop there as he spoke at length to the media and went on sick leave in protest. During the same series, he once again made headlines when he shooed away English broadcaster Atherton from taking a close look at the pitch and in a firm voice had said, “Please go”, a move which was supported by the CAB. Mukherjee had lost his daughter a few years back and within months his wife passed away but such was his unflinching commitment towards his state association that within days he was back to prepare pitches for the CAB knockout matches. A fast bowler, who was also a football goalkeeper in the 1940s, Mukherjee became involved with cricket in 1952 after his playing days ended following a road accident. He started out from the Suburban Club before being elected the secretary of Bengal National Railways Club in 1964, CAB veteran and stadium committee chairman Chitrak Mitra recollected. Kartik Bose, the then chief coach of the CAB, had introduced him to pitch-making as he was in-charge of the 1987 World Cup final wicket. He returned to the Eden after Jagmohan Dalmiya brought him back after the infamous World Cup semifinal in 1996. PTI TAP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Hold up, world. Justin Trudeau’s assistant MIGHT just be cuter than him

first_imgEvery political leader, no matter how charismatic, has that one man or woman to depend on for everything. For Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it’s Tommy Desfosses. And while the PM himself is quite the globally popular dapper, it’s his assistant who’s getting some love on the internet these days.Of course Desfosses supports every move Trudeau makes, but there’s more. Not only does Desfosses travel around with his leader, he also carries stuff for him! Now that’s real support.Also Read: Justin Trudeau manspreading on the cover of an in-flight magazine is the best thing you’ll see today Kevin Doyle, a political editor, recently shared a photo on Twitter of Desfosses carrying all of Trudeau’s gifts–while the PM himself went around hobnobbing with people like he’s supposed to be doing.This poor guys has to carry all Trudeau’s gifts. So far: rugby and GAA jerseys, socks, bodhrn, hurley, framed Yeates poem… Kevin Doyle (@KevDoyle_Indo) July 4, 2017Clearly visible in the photo are two bags, a variety of funky socks that Trudeau loves to sport, and other articles of clothing. Doyle called Desfosses a ‘poor guy’, and the latter agreed wholeheartedly with an amazing rejoinder: “Poor guy indeed, but handsome.”Picture courtesy: Twitter/KevDoyle_IndoAlso Read: Rihanna asked Justin Trudeau to increase education funding, and here’s how the PM replied And that’s how this unsung hero from Trudeau’s team stole the limelight. What’s more, a closer look at him, and we discovered that not only is this guy a true Trudeau-supporter, but also cute and amazing himself.advertisementPicture courtesy: Twitter/TDesfossesPicture courtesy: Twitter/TDesfossesFrom posting Beatles-inspired photos of Team Trudeau, to posing with his nephew, Desfosses just stole our hearts by being the person he is. Time to move over, Trudeau?last_img read more