Petition highlights plight of detainees in Assam

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Thursday sought responses from the Centre and the Assam government on the plight of families, who languish in the State’s six detention centres as “declared foreigners”, separated from each other and their children.A Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta admitted the petition filed by Harsh Mander, who speaking through his lawyer Prashant Bhushan, compared the situation of these families with the family separation policy imposed on illegal immigrants in the U.S. by the Trump administration.The petition, whose content was inspired from a report submitted by Mr. Mander as Minorities Monitor for the National Human Rights Commission, conveyed the helplessness of children who are just over six years’ old, separated from their parents who are held inside these detention centres.“A child below six years would stay with the mother within the detention centre. But after six years, there are situations in which the child is declared Indian and both parents are declared foreigners. In these cases, the State takes no responsibility for the child. “The child is left in the care of distant family members or the community,” the petition said.It pointed out that the legal handling of children above six years, who are declared foreigners is “even more unclear and shaky.”Mr. Mander said the Indian juvenile justice laws should be made applicable to these children and to children of foreigners and those deemed to be foreigners.last_img read more

NBA decides to remain silent for rest of China trip

first_imgBecoming his own man LATEST STORIES Under normal circumstances, the Lakers and Nets may have spoken Friday in advance of the game and then coaches and players would be made available to talk both before and after Saturday’s contest. No player or coach from either team has reacted publicly to the fallout surrounding Morey’s tweet, which was deleted quickly though continues to remain a major problem for the league and its relationship with the world’s most populous country.The Rockets were asked repeatedly about the situation during their two-game trip to Japan earlier this week for games with the reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors. A Rockets media relations official stopped Houston guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook from answering a question from a CNN reporter Thursday about whether they would continue to speak out about political and societal matters. That prompted an apology from the NBA, who said that decision “was inconsistent with how the NBA conducts media events.”In Tokyo, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said questions about the China-NBA rift are thorny to answer.“You can’t answer questions like that because you’re wrong no matter what,” D’Antoni said. “I’m here to speak basketball, talk basketball. … Hey, I coach basketball. I’m not a diplomat.”Silver spoke earlier this week and said the league would continue protecting freedom of expression for its players and employees. Morey’s tweet was criticized by Nets chairman Joe Tsai, who is in China for this week’s games and is a co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon02:37Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Indonesia ends plan to field Denzel Bowles as naturalized player Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ The NBA came to that conclusion after talking with the teams and the National Basketball Players Association about what would be best for players.“We have decided not to hold media availability for our teams for the remainder of our trip in China,” the NBA said. “They have been placed into a complicated and unprecedented situation while abroad and we believe it would be unfair to ask them to address these matters in real time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manOn Thursday, it was the Chinese that stopped NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the teams from holding news conferences before or after the Lakers-Nets game in Shanghai. That was part of the Chinese response to the rift that started when Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong and intensified when Silver defended Morey’s right to exercise free speech.This time, it was the NBA’s call. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img In this Oct. 9, 2019, photo, a worker takes down a billboard advertising an NBA preseason basketball game on Thursday between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, China. The NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. (AP Photo/File)The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence.Saturday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year’s NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in Shenzhen, though there will be no news conferences for players or coaches before or after that contest.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers “I don’t think it’s inconsistent to both be apologetic that that was the outcome of that speech but at the same time support Daryl’s right to his freedom of expression and Joe Tsai’s right to respond,” Silver said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Yanks Lose Opener to Astros, 5-3

first_imgNEW YORK — Joe Girardi came running out of the dugout on a freezing afternoon for his first argument of the season.Houston’s Jose Altuve had just scored the go-ahead run when pitcher Dellin Betances threw Carlos Correa’s slow roller over first baseman Mark Teixeira and down the right-field line. The New York Yankees Manager wanted plate umpire Dana DeMuth to call out Correa for running in fair territory.“You have no lane to throw it, so Dellin’s only option is to throw it and hit him,” Girardi said. “I don’t think that’s what baseball wants, so, to me, it’s something that probably needs to be looked at.”New York lost the argument and its opener.Correa started the comeback with an RBI grounder and solo homer against Masahiro Tanaka, and the Astros went on to beat the Yankees 5-3 April 5 to win four straight openers for the first time in franchise history.The Yankees have lost five straight openers, matching the franchise record, and seven of eight.“If you throw the ball into right field, it’s like pass interference in football: a non-catchable ball,” Teixeira said. “They’re not going to call pass interference if the ball’s way out of bounds.”There were tiny ice crystals on the infield when batting practice began. New Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro wore a balaclava. Houston ace Dallas Keuchel said the baseballs felt chalky, “like throwing a sandball.”Betances (0-1) relieved to start the eighth and walked Altuve, who stole second. Correa hit a dribbler that Betances shot-putted over Teixeira.“Maybe I was inside the line, but then he’s got to hit me in the back in order for me to be called out,” Correa said. “I was just trying to maybe confuse him. He’s a pitcher. They don’t play much defense.”After the four umpires conferred, the call was upheld and Girardi played the remainder of the game under protest.“That ball was so high that in my judgment that was just an error, a bad throw,” DeMuth said.Luis Valbuena added a two-run single on Betances’ 30th and final pitch for a 5-2 lead.“Next time, I’ll just try to hit him,” Betances said. “It was just tough. I couldn’t see Tex.”It was 27 degrees when batting practice began, and the temperature rose to 36 with a stiff wind and a cloudless sky at game time. The crowd seemed slightly more than half the announced attendance of 47,280 — the smallest for a Yankees home opener since 2003. This also was the lowest temperature for any regular-season Yankees game in the Bronx since that 2003 home opener.The public address system played Foreigner’s Cold As Ice before Colby Rasmus led off the second. But players did have a few amenities in a ballpark that opened eight years ago — vent blew hot air into the dugouts and the bat racks were heated, keeping the wood warm.Keuchel (1-0) allowed Castro’s two-run double in the second, which ended the AL Cy Young Award winner’s 29-inning scoreless streak against New York, but gave up just three hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked four — his most since last June 20. He retired his final 11 batters.Didi Gregorius homered on a 96 mph fastball in the eighth from Ken Giles, and Luke Gregerson got three straight outs for the save.Castro, acquired from the Chicago Cubs to give the Yankees another right-handed bat, pulled an 85 mph cutter down the left-field line in the second for a 2-0 lead.“I was a little nervous at the beginning,” he said.Left fielder Aaron Hicks, like Castro making his Yankees debut, misjudged Altuve’s liner leading off the fourth and allowed it to soar over him for a leadoff double. Correa grounded into a force-out that scored Altuve.“I just missed it. Plain and simple,” Hicks said. “I got caught flat footed.”Tanaka gave up a sixth-inning homer to Correa that tied the score. He allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. “I think we played some pretty good baseball today against a good pitcher and a good team,” Teixeira said. “It’s just one bad inning.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Boxing Day Test: Pujara hundred, rare away Test fifty for Rohit put India in command

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara scored his 17 Test hundred, Virat Kohli fell 18 short of his 26th hundred and Rohit Sharma hit his first Test fifty outside Asia since 2015 as India took a stranglehold over Australia on the second day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.India declared on 443 for 7 – their highest score away from home in 2018. At stumps, Australia were 8 for no loss, trailing by 435 runs.It was another solid batting performance by India. On the opening day, Mayank Agarwal had stolen the limelight with his fluent 76 on debut. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli had taken India to 215 for two at stumps – it looked like a promising position to be at.The MCG pitch had drawl flak from several experts – they called it a road. The deck appeared to be slow and rather easy to bat on. However, on Thursday morning, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli, well set as they were, batted with caution.The pair added only 62 in the first session – more importantly, India did not lose any wickets against a tiring but disciplined Australian bowling attack. The Aussies gave little away but could not stop Pujara from scoring his second hundred of the series – also his slowest ever.At the other end, Virat Kohli was lumbering along. The India skipper is generally an aggressive batsman but he chose to bide his time in the middle. He was 69 not out at lunch and a promise of another century was real.But it was not to be.advertisementKohli appeared to battle a sore back. His sharp singles seemed to hurt him. Australia sensed Virat Kohli was in trouble and they tested him with the short ball. One from Mitchell Stac was dispactched to the fence as Kohli moved into the 80s. But the very next ball – another short one directed just outside the off-stump – had Kohli playing at it. Aaron Finch took an easy catch at third man and Virat Kohli was gone for 82.Pujara fell soon after for 106 before Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma joined forces.Rahane came out with intent and he raced away to 23 off 30 even as Rohit chose to take his time. The two added 62 for the fifth wicket before Nathan Lyon got his only wicket when he trapped Rahane LBW with a ball that kept too low.Rohit stepped on the accelerator as a declaration seemed imminent. Rishabh Pant walked out and also took his time before perishing for a 76-ball 39. And once Ravindra Jadeja fell to Josh Hazlewood with the Indian score on 443 for 7, Virat Kohli knew that was enough.Sitting on the edge of the boundary, Kohli ordered his batsmen to walk off as his bowlers took a shot at Australia’s openers. Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch survived the six overs but they will have their task cut out on a slow pitch where Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari could come into play.last_img read more

SRH vs KXIP, IPL 2019 broadcast: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab Live Streaming

first_imgAfter facing defeats in their previous encounters, both Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab will look to turn back to the winning ways when they face each other at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday.Hyderabad had to face a crushing seven-wicket in their last encounter against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Defending 161 on Saturday, SRH bowlers struggled to get breakthroughs as Royals easily reached the target with five balls to spare and theoretically kept their chances alive of making it to the playoffs.Punjab, on the other hand, also faced defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their previous encounter in Bengaluru. Chasing a massive 203-run target last Wednesday, the R Ashwin-led side managed to score 185/7 in their full quota of 20 overs, thus losing the match by 17 runs.Both the teams have 10 points with Kings XI standing below the SRH owing to lower run rate. And they would be hoping to get two crucial points and move upwards in the points table.Where will the IPL 2019 match between SRH and KXIP be played?The IPL 2019 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between SRH and KXIP live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between SRH and KXIP?You can follow our coverage here – & are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between SRH and KXIP?Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Karun Nair, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthy, Murugan Ashwin, Simran Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar.Also See:last_img read more

Bucks say they got ‘punched’ as Raptors level NBA Eastern Conference finals

first_img Read more Kevin Durant is the NBA’s best player, but the Warriors are way more fun without him Share on Messenger Basketball Leonard played 52 minutes in a double-overtime win in Game 3 on Sunday despite dealing with leg soreness. He limped away from the basket following a third-quarter dunk in Game 4, but still toughed it out for 34 minutes. “I feel good,” Leonard insisted. “I’m going to keep going and keep fighting. We have a chance to make history.” NBA Since you’re here… Toronto Raptors Topics With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. He scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.“This was one of the nights that we knew Kawhi was a little bit limited and we had to come out and be aggressive for him,” Lowry said. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Milwaukee Buckscenter_img Reuse this content US sports news Raptors coach Nick Nurse said he’s not worried about Leonard’s health. “He’s certainly tired, like a lot of guys in this series are,” Nurse said. “He looks OK to me. There was one time I was trying to give him an extended rest and he didn’t really want it so he must be OK.” Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the top-seeded Bucks. Khris Middleton scored 30 points, but no one else had more than 11. Milwaukee lost their second straight following a six-game winning streak. “This is probably the first night defensively where I don’t feel like we were close to where you need to be,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We got punched. They played really well.” Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Toronto Raptors (@Raptors)Danforth Special 22, 2019 Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

Former 4-Star TE Recruit Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Transfer rumors swirled around a Georgia four-star freshman, though the Bulldogs claimed he’d be back with the team for bowl practice following the holiday. On Friday afternoon, former four-star tight end recruit Luke Ford announced he’s transferring from the Bulldogs.In his statement he also revealed where he’ll be playing in the future. The former top recruit from the state of Illinois is headed home.Ford took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce his transfer to Illinois. Lovie Smith and company have to be happy with the news.Ford cited family concerns for the move.“I love all my teammates and friend that I met in Athens. Also, I’d like to thank all the UGA fans for being amazing throughout the year. However, due to my grandparents’ deteriorating health and my family’s inability to afford to see me play in person each week, I will be transferring to the University of Illinois,” Ford said in a statement.Coming Home! ?? #FamilyFirst— L U K E F O R D™️ (@lukeredx97) January 4, 2019Ford was the No. 3 tight end recruit in the 2018 class and the No. 51 overall recruit in the country.last_img read more

DERC notifies new metering norms

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi’s Power regulatory Authority DERC has notified group and virtual net metering framework, paving way for installation of rooftop and agri-solar plants in residential areas and villages in the city. The net metering framework aimed at promoting solar and other forms of renewable energy was notified with approval of Power minister Satyendar Jain, a Delhi government statement said. Jain hailed the notified net metering framework as helpful in implementing the Delhi government’s vision of sustainability and decentralisation in-line with the government’s political vision of ‘Bijli Swaraj’ (Power self-reliance). GNM will be applicable for all consumers of Delhi while VNM will involve residential consumers, government offices and solar energy policy for farmers, it said.last_img read more


first_imgJane Levy and Peter Gallagher sang for advertisers at the NBC Upfront in May.And Mary Steenburgen’s husband Ted Danson joked at the Upfront. that by the end of the evening he’d “sleep with one of the actresses on the series.”Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Carmen Cusack, Mary Steenburgen. She can hear the soundtrack of your life.NBC’s new musical series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is filming in Vancouver this Fall.Filming dates: September 3rd to January 30th, 2020. Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlistcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Nigerian President Admits He Didnt Hold Phone Call with King Mohammed

Rabat – The Nigerian Presidency has confirmed that the President Goodluck Jonathan did not speak on telephone with king Mohamed VI last week, as claimed by the Nigerian Foreign Ministry.The Nigerian Presidency said in a statement that it has spoken to some African leaders to seek support for the candidacy of the Nigerian Agriculture Minister for the presidency of the African Development Bank (AFDB). However, it said it has not yet spoken to King Mohammed VI.Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has also ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter that sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries, with Morocco recalling its ambassador from Abuja. In a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Goodluck Jonathan said he was “shocked and highly embarrassed by the controversy that has erupted over whether or not he had a telephone conversation with his Majesty, King Mohammed VI of Morocco.”“The regrettable furor that has developed over the matter is due entirely to misinformation, as President Jonathan has neither spoken with King Mohammed nor told anybody that he had a telephone conversation with the Moroccan monarch,” the statement added.The controversy began when the Nigerian Foreign Ministry claimed that President Jonathan spoke to King Mohammed VI over the telephone.However, Morocco denied the Nigerian claims, saying that Mohammed VI had in fact rejected a request from Mr. Jonathan for a conversation.“The request by Nigerian authorities for a phone conversation between HM King Mohammed VI and Nigerian President was refused by the Monarch who deemed it inappropriate on grounds of the upcoming elections in Nigeria,” read a statement from the Moroccan Foreign Ministry.The Nigerian statement added that an investigation is being launched to identify all those responsible for “the unacceptable act of official misinformation, which has resulted in an unnecessary diplomatic row with another country and national embarrassment.” The investigation will also “unveil the motives of the culprits”. read more

Parliament ignites over Vijayakalas statement Speaker launches probe

Kariyawasam said he spoke with Maheswaran over her speech and she had responded by saying that she had made the speech after being emotionally taken back by the recent murder of the six year old girl.Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera said that Maheswaran must be removed from Parliament for making a statement which looks to divide the country. United National Party General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the United National Party did not agree with the statement made by Maheswaran. Jayasuriya later launched an investigation into the speech made by Maheswaran and sought the Attorney General’s advice to see if the Constitution had been violated through the speech. (Colombo Gazette) Some United National Party members called on Maheswaran to resign from her Ministerial post.Parliament sittings were later briefly suspended when the opposition protested over the speech made by Maheswaran.The tense situation continued as sittings resumed and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya adjourned Parliament till tomorrow (4th). Parliament was forced to be adjourned till tomorrow after a tense situation arose today over a recent speech made by United National Party Parliamentarian and State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran.Maheswaran had reportedly said that the LTTE needs to be back in order to ensure incidents like that of the recent murder of a child in Jaffna does not take place. United National Party Parliamentarian S.M Marikkar slammed the State Minister for making such a speech saying she had violated the Constitution in the process. read more

Central African Republic Council members urge quick deployment of international force

In a statement to the press following closed-door consultations, Ambassador Zhang Yishan of China, which currently holds the Council’s rotating presidency, stressed the need to “implement without delay” steps aimed at bringing stability to the CAR which were outlined by the region’s leaders at a summit meeting held in October.Council members “appealed for the prompt deployment to the Central African Republic of an effective and well-equipped International Observation Force (FIO), as decided at the summit and accepted by the authorities of the Central African Republic,” the President said, urging all countries to fully support States contributing troops to that effort.CAR and neighbouring Chad were encouraged “to continue their efforts to improve relations between them,” Ambassador Zhang added.Council members expressed their willingness to strengthen the UN Peace-building Support Office in the Central African Republic (BONUCA), particularly in such areas as human rights monitoring, restructuring of the Central African armed forces and the implementation of an effective arms-collection programme.”Members of the Security Council note that the fundamental problems in the Central African Republic remain grounded in economic deprivation,” the President said. “They urge the international community, development partners and relevant financial institutions to continue to work with the Government of the Central African Republic to alleviate these problems.” read more

Buckeyes prepare for tough Iowa run defense

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) hands off the ball to senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) during a game against Northwestern Oct. 5. OSU won, 40-30. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFresh off its first bye week of the 2013 season, the Ohio State football team (6-0, 2-0) is preparing for a battle this Saturday against Iowa (4-2, 1-1).The Hawkeyes are tied with Oklahoma for the nation’s 12th-best defense in terms of points against (16.8 average per game), doing so by thwarting the rushing attacks of their opponents. The team has yet to allow a rushing score.OSU coach Urban Meyer is well aware of this fact, and was even more impressed by something he learned while scouting his team’s week eight opponent.“They haven’t (played) goal-line defense (yet),” Meyer said.But don’t expect the Buckeyes, who are 11th in the nation in rushing, to become pass-happy for a week.“We’re not going to change our game plan. We’re going to do what Ohio State does, and that’s run the ball,” said senior running back Carlos Hyde.Hyde is determined to crack Iowa’s highly-touted defensive line for large gains the way he did in OSU’s 40-30 win against Northwestern Oct. 5. Against the Wildcats, Hyde tallied 168 yards and three touchdowns.“I run determined not to be stopped … It’’s going to take the whole defense to tackle me,” Hyde said. “That’s my mindset.”Redshirt-senior center Corey Linsley said in a game like Saturday’s, running the ball successfully is essential for the team to come out on top.“We’re (going to) have to play an extremely good game in terms of rushing the football, and our tempo is definitely going to dictate that,” Linsley said.Starting junior quarterback Braxton Miller said the Hawkeye defense is probably the best the Buckeye offense has seen so on film so far this year. Miller, who fumbled twice against Northwestern, said ball security will be key, and is something he has been working on in practice.“Watching film, I really wasn’t holding the ball correctly … I wasn’t holding the ball real tight,” Miller said.The coaching staff had the quarterback hold onto a ball during team stretches in practice this week, Miller said.Although the Hawkeyes are OSU’s first unranked opponent since Florida A&M, the team knows every game during Big Ten play poses a stiff test.“The weeks that we have taken off, those are the weeks that we’ve gotten beat. The weeks that we’ve treated those teams as what the (AP poll) treats them as, what the rest of the country treats them as, as non-ranked, blow-off opponents, those are the weeks that we get beat,” Linsley said. “We’ve kind of learned from history, and we’re not taking this week lightly.”Iowa is scheduled to visit Ohio Stadium for OSU’s homecoming game Saturday at 3:30 p.m. read more

HANDBALL GUINNESS Former Olympic champion Pavel Sukosyan between the posts at age

It’s never too late if you have desire to activate! The last example of “handball daddy” who re-activate in order to show younger generation how it once was, but also to feel happiness of playing handball once again, Russian Olympic champion, goalkeeper Pavel Sukosyan, played in win of his UOR 2 against SGU Saratov 32:24 in domestic League!Sykosyan made it once again professionaly in age 55 (he is born on January 14, 1952). Definitely, the fact for the Guinness World Records Book.The 55-years old Russian goalie had amazing career until age of 51. He won twice Olympic gold in 1992 and 2000, but also two World Championships gold medal with Russia.Before the Olympic Games in Rio, he worked as goalkeepers coach in staff of Evgeny Trefilov in women’s NT. He is currently assistant coach of women’s team Luch from Moscow. ← Previous Story Bye, bye Rikke Skov Next Story → SMALL HUNGARIAN DERBY: Telekom Veszprem win in Tatabanya read more

Seven wolves have been released into their large and stimulating new home

first_img Listen on iPhone/iPad Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I am delighted to say that the wolf pack have adapted to their new habitat very quickly. They are very comfortable and confident in their new surroundings. 38 Comments Wolves were once common in Ireland, but were hunted to extinction in the 17th and 18th centuries. Customs records show that up to 300 wolf pelts a year were exported from Ireland to the port of Bristol throughout the 1500s, but according to research by UCC geographer Dr Kieran Hickey, the island of Ireland still had a sustainable population of up to 1,000 wolves right up to the 1660s. Wolf numbers increased again in the wake of the Cromwellian wars and wolf-hunters were appointed at various locations. Before long, bounties of £5 and £6 were placed on the animals’ heads – and a rapid, final decline soon followed. Source: Patrick BolgerDespite having held on in Ireland for hundreds of years after becoming extinct in England and Wales, the last native Irish wolf was hunted down and killed in the late 1700s – most likely at Mount Leinster on the Carlow-Wexford border. Some wildlife activists are campaigning for a reintroduction scheme to be considered – along the lines of a successful one carried out in Yellowstone in the US from the 1990s. We explored the issue in a recent episode of our Ireland 2029 podcast – you can listen below…  Listen on Android/RSS player Source: Patrick BolgerDUBLIN ZOO’S WOLVES have a new home.The state-of-the-art ‘Wolves in the Woods’ enclosure – which has been under construction in the old ‘lower’ section of the zoo over recent months – is now open for viewing. The zoo’s seven grey wolves had been housed in an enclosure next to the lions, near the entrance to the Phoenix Park attraction. The new habitat – designed, according to Dublin Zoo, to provide a “large and stimulating” space for the animals – is over near the sea lions and the flamingos. The 4,000 square metre space includes a water feature and three observation shelters where visitors can watch the wolves.“Every detail of the habitat has been considered carefully with the wellness of the wolf pack in mind and the design was inspired by their natural habitat,” zoo director Leo Oosterweghel said. Source: Patrick BolgerCiaran McMahon, team leader at the zoo, said the animals were settling in well: Share22 Tweet Email6 center_img 27,305 Views By Daragh Brophy Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 12:37 PM Seven wolves have been released into their ‘large and stimulating’ new home at Dublin Zoo The pack’s new 4,000 square metre space includes a water feature and three visitor shelters. Source: Ireland 2029/SoundCloud Sep 5th 2019, 12:37 PM Short URLlast_img read more

France deserved to beat Uruguay – Deschamps

first_imgFrance defeated Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup, bringing the progress of Uruguay in the tournament to a halt.Speaking on their victory after the match, France manager Didier Deschamps declared that his side deserved the victory and hailed his players for raising their game against Uruguay known as a tough opposition.“I think we deserved the result, we played against a beautiful Uruguayan side but we were better than they were today,” he told reporters via Sportsmole.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“I have a younger team, and they’ve already played as a team before, but today’s requirements were even higher because the opponents become better as you progress.“I like to reach my goals like everybody else but I don’t look at this from a personal perspective. My pride is related to the entire group and here I want to mention my technical staff who help me day in day out. I’m not doing this for myself, I’m there for the team.”The goals that came Raphael Varane and Olivier Giroud has transitioned France into the semi-finals.last_img read more

Belletti sees Neymar at FC Barcelona not Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Barcelona player Juliano Belletti, thinks that if Neymar comes back to Spain, he would return to FC Barcelona and not Real Madrid.As what can easily be described as the topic of the week, Neymar has been reportedly trying to get back to FC Barcelona and compatriot Juliano Belletti seems to agree with the news.Since the Brazilian left the Catalan club and started playing for PSG, there had been a lot of speculation about his next destination being Real Madrid and Florentino Perez has been desperately trying to sign him since he was a teenager.But somehow, FC Barcelona have always beaten Los Blancos president to the punch and things seem to be going that way again.There are several reports from different media outlets that talk about Neymar already in talks with the Catalan club for his return, Cadena SER even spoke about how much it would cost Barcelona to get him back and the price tag is very similar to what PSG paid for him last year.The French giants would be willing to get back €220 million, but Barcelona wants to try and cheapen the price with another player that Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants in his club and could replace Neymar without a problem at the French club.That player is French youngster, Osumane Dembele.Juliano Belletti: “Nunca he visto a Neymar en el Madrid, Creo que volvería antes al Barça que irse a cualquier otro equipo”▶️— Esports SER Catalunya (@EsportsSER) October 18, 2018But when it comes to Neymar coming back to Spain, there is a lot of small talk about the subject with very few people actually having any privileged information about what really is going on. Just this Thursday in the morning, Cadena SER interviewed Brazilian former Barcelona player, Juliano Belletti.We know that this full-back was one of the heroes of the 2006 Champions League final against Arsenal, as a Brazilian he would love Neymar to return to Barcelona and expressed that he doesn’t think the PSG player would play for Real Madrid due to his past as a Barça player.Juliano said that despite the bad relationship between the player and the club’s board of directors, he has never seen him playing for Los Blancos and returning to Spain means that he would do it back in Barcelona.“I’ve never seen Neymar in Real Madrid. The relationship he had with Barcelona was short-lived, but it was very intense. I personally can’t picture him wearing white,” said Belletti on the interview.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“I have seen him playing in the Premier League in the past, but I think that playing in Barcelona is more possible than playing anywhere else for Neymar right now.”Belletti: “If Neymar returns to Spain, I think it would be at Barça.”— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 18, 2018“This is obviously a personal opinion, I don’t talk to Neymar or his father that much. I say this as a watch him every week from Brazil.”“I also don’t think that he will remain in Paris for much longer, their sporting project is very good and they have a different way of doing things, but I still don’t see Neymar sticking around for much longer.”“Neymar got out of Barcelona looking for a new challenge. He was very happy at the club, the relationship between Brazil and Barcelona has always been great and Neymar was a part of that special bond. Nothing is impossible in football. I believe he can still give a lot to the club.”“I think that the French league is the reason Neymar won’t stay there for much longer, He is also still very young and there is a chance of him changing his mind again. But considering the times I’ve talked to him in the past when he has played at the club with me as the ambassador, that’s what I think he will do.”“The relationship between Barcelona and Brazilians is great, that’s why I think he will come back to the club if he returns to Spain. If Neymar comes back, that’s where he would come,” he concluded.📰 [MD] | Belletti: “If Neymar returns to Spain, I think it would be at Barça”🔶 The former Barça player does not imagine his compatriot playing for Real Madrid and does not rule out his return to the Camp Nou.🔊 Belletti: “I don’t see him playing for Real.”— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 18, 2018What will be Neymar’s ultimate decision about his future? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more