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Twist ‘n turnPrime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to host International Yoga Day on a grander scale on June 21 this year. For starters, the government has set aside a substantial budget that will eclipse the Rs 32 crore spent last year. This year’s event will become a national extravaganza,Twist ‘n turnPrime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to host International Yoga Day on a grander scale on June 21 this year. For starters, the government has set aside a substantial budget that will eclipse the Rs 32 crore spent last year. This year’s event will become a national extravaganza not limited to government organisations and public sector undertakings but will rope in some 640 plus districts. One agency in each district is being shortlisted to spend Rs 1 lakh to organise the show. Participants will sport outfits designed by the National Institute of Design.Sack the hacksBJP president Amit Shah feels the Narendra Modi government’s development agenda isn’t getting enough attention. So his national executive speech mentioned a government scheme launch every 15 days. Blaming the communication team, he’ll likely have a new one by May.The no-show boysBJP chief Amit Shah was conspicuous by his absence at J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s April 4 oath-taking ceremony. Both Shah and Prime Minister Modi had attended her late father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s 2015 swearing-in. This time around, the PM was on an overseas tour but Shah was in Delhi on the day. Party sources say it was the cold vibes between Shah and Mehbooba that nearly sunk the BJP-PDP alliance in the state.Selfie- free zoneVisitors at CM Akhilesh Yadav’s 5, Kalidas Marg official residence in Lucknow now have to deposit their mobile phones with security personnel. Security officials say “restrictions” are part of tightened security, but it’s actually about preventing visitors from taking selfies with the CM, particularly after some were posted on social media recently. Officials would rather pictures be taken by official photographers and released by the CM’s information office.A switch in timeadvertisementKerala’s bureaucrats believe the next government in the state will be a Left Democratic Front (LDF) one. Perhaps that’s why several of them are building bridges with the comrades. Two IAS officers-incidentally Oommen Chandy government favourites-have reportedly been assured of plum postings by the LDF. IPS officers too are said to be wooing CPI(M) biggies.Water warsWorried Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhara Rao made a 170 minute presentation to legislators on March 31, using remote sensing data, to reveal how 450 barrages and lift irrigation schemes had been illegally built upriver on the Krishna and Godavari. The CM claims Karnataka and Maharashtra are depriving his state as well as Andhra Pradesh of their due. KCR says the Central Water Commission is unaware of these details and wants the offending irrigation projects there to be re-engineered.Scholarly errorAndhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu’s government dropped a clanger with its decision on March 30 to name an Urdu university in Kurnool after Moulvi Abdul Haq, a Pakistani scholar known as Baba-e-Urdu. The honour was intended for educationist and philanthropist Dr Abdul Haq who fou nded the Osmania College in Kurnool. The gove rnment now dismisses it as an “anonymous clerical error”.Free for all Mamata’s cover-upWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was annoyed by the steady stream of “tourist politicians from Delhi” who have flocked to a flyover in North Kolkata which collapsed on March 31 killing 27 persons. She was particularly irked by the visuals of the collapsed flyover photo-ops used as a backdrop for the visiting VVIPs. The CM has now ordered that the structure’s remains be covered up with huge white and blue polythene sheets to prevent more photo ops.Shuffle timeDebacles in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttara khand mean the Congress is likely to see an internal reshuffle. Several PCC general secretaries may lose their charges as Rahul Gandhi believes they are not spending enough time in the states. Ambika Soni, who handles Uttarakhand and HP, clearly has reason to be very worried.The week in political objectsWherein our leaders learn that material things are not where it’s atWristwatchKarnataka CM Siddaramaiah finally okays an inquiry by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) into the source of his Rs 70-lakh diamond-studded Hublot watch.CoinsTelangana CM K. Chandrasekhara Rao drops copper coins whenever he crosses rivers during his tours, in the hope of bringing rain to his state.YagnaWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s supporters perform a puja at Dakshineshwar Kali temple to placate the gods.with Anshuman Tiwari, Jeemon Jacob, Amarnath K. Menon, Romita Datta
Natekar, the first Indian to breach the championship Natekar, the first Indian to breach the championship barrier at the international level when he won the Selangor singles title in Malaysia in 1956, also recalled how he could have made some extra money through endorsement deals during his career, but was advised against doing so as it was against the then followed amateur status.”Subhya (ace leg spinner Subhash Gupte) and (world billiards champion) Wilson Jones had lined up two deals for me. Six weeks of Brylcream at Rs 600 per month for six months and six bottles and Vicks Vaporub at Rs 400 per month for six months and four bottles. “I went to the (then) secretary (of Badminton Association of India) who drove me away by saying dont do this. Otherwise you will be considered to have turned into a professional and your career (in badminton) would be over,” said Natekar who had clinched six national singles (spread from 1953 to 1965), six doubles and five mixed doubles titles. Natekar, winner of 12 singles matches out of 16 he played in mens Thomas Cup championships, recalled how he was able to once break the vow of silence of Acharya Vinoba Bhave.”He was in maun vrat, but on seeing me he said jai badminton,” said Natekar, who boasts of victories over former All-England champion Eddy Choong at the CCI before the Malaysian great vowed to get back at the Indian ace and got his revenge a week later at the Bombay Gymkhana. Natekar, who had recently undergone a medical procedure that prevents him from being on his feet for long, was also described as “a fantastic player” by his former mixed doubles rival Shobha Moorthy Mehta, who was present at the function. PTI SSR GK ATK ATKadvertisement
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (PTI) Prominent woman athlete Purnima Hembram was today conferred with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award while Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also felicitated six other Odia girls, who participated in the Rio Olympics, on the National Sports Day.While Purnima Hembram got Rs 2 lakh, citation for the Biju Patnaik Sports Award for the year 2015, Abinash Mishra received Rs 1 lakh as the winner of the Biju Patnaik Bravery Award.Four women hockey players from Odisha- Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra, two sprinters- Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda, who participated in the Rio Olympics, were also felicitated by the Chief Minister on the ocassion.All the six players were given Rs 5 lakh each by the state govenrment.Similarly, Asirbad Behera was felicitated and given Rs 50,000 for his contribution towards development of sports in the state, while coach P Dharma Rao (weight lifting) and Chitrasen Patra (football) were felicitated and given Rs 1 lakh each.Prominent sports journalist Tanmay Das was felicitated and given Rs 50,000 for his contribution to the field, while five other persons- Naresh Chandra Baliarsingh Mohapatra, Bikram Keshari Nayak, Debasis Sahu, Mahendra Kumar Nayak and Dhyananda Panda -were felicitated and given Rs 25,000 each for social service.Addressing the gathering, Patnaik said a good sports climate is coming up in the state.”It is a pride for the state that six Odia girls have participated in the Olympics, 2016. Though they have not won any medal, their participation itself will encourage other sports persons in the state,” Patnaik said.advertisementAsserting that the state government was setting up “world class” sports infrastracture and coaching facilities, Patnaik said this will further brighten the prospect of sports persons in Odisha.”To encourage youths in the sports, the state government has announced jobs and other incentives for the sports persons,” the chief minister said. PTI AAM SUS AQS KKB
LIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool delivered the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks to reach the Champions League final on Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to overturn a three-goal deficit from the first leg.Divock Origi scored twice, either side of goals by halftime substitute Georginio Wijnaldum early in the second half, to send Liverpool into its second straight final and set up a meeting with either Ajax or Tottenham on June 1.It was only the third time in the history of the European Cup that a team came from three goals down after the first leg of a semifinal and progressed to the final, after Panathinaikos in 1970-71 and Barcelona in 1985-86. No team had done it in the Champions League era.Liverpool scored two goals in two minutes ⚡ pic.twitter.com/GlnLElR1cH— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 7, 2019The comeback was all the more unlikely given that Liverpool was without two of its first-choice forward line, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.Instead, it was Origi — the scorer of the crucial fourth goal in the 79th minute — who made the seemingly impossible, possible. And it needed some remarkable ingenuity from Trent Alexander-Arnold, who pretended to walk away from taking a corner before quickly spinning round and sending in a low cross as Barcelona’s players dawdled. Origi swept in the finish.Trent Alexander-Arnold caught Barcelona sleeping on Liverpool’s 4th goal pic.twitter.com/uWrSfug7lE— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 7, 2019Given the opposition, a team featuring arguably the greatest ever soccer player in Messi, this will likely rank as Liverpool’s greatest European performance, rivaling the comeback from three goals down against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.There was also the 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne in the 1977 European Cup and the 4-3 win from 2-0 down against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League semifinals.For Barcelona, it was the second year in a row that they let a three-goal lead slip, having beaten Roma 4-1 at home in the quarterfinals in 2018 before losing the return leg 3-0 to go out.By: Steve Douglas, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Virat Kohli celebrated a historic Test series triumph over Australia with some bhangra with his India teammates. The Bharat Amry was at hand to cheer for the Indian cricketers as they returned to their hotel following the rain washout in Sydney.This is one of the greatest days in Indian cricket. No Asian captain has ever won as Test series in Australia. Virat Kohli, in only his fifth year as full-time Test captain, therefore, achieved what the likes of Arjuna Ranatunga, Wasim Akram, Sourav Ganguly could no do.After Rishabh Pant led India’s celebratory dance at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Indian team was greeted by the energetic Bharat Army.At the ground, Pujara’s dancing skills were laid bare for the world to see. One of the best batsmen in the game, Cheteshwar Pujara finished with 521 runs from four Tests and won the man-of-the-series. However, when Pant got Pujara to do a little gig, the Saurashtra run-machine ended up looking a little comic.Pujara’s dance moves were funny to the extent that Virat Kohli could not control himself when he was asked at the press conference to explain what was going on on the field.Cheteshwar Pujara: can bat, can’t dance?Celebrations have well and truly begun for Team India! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/XUWwWPSNuncricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 7, 2019″You will have to ask Rishabh Pant that, he came up with that and we just went along. I don’t know what he was trying to do to be honest. It just felt good, it was very easy but Pujara could not even do that. You can see how simple he is,” Kohli said.advertisementBut Virat Kohli, ace batsman and Captain Courageous, happens to be a super dancer too. Be it his own wedding reception or those of Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan, Kohli never misses a beat.Virat Kohli was on fire as the Bharat Army welcomed the jubilant Indian players with dhols and drums. It was a sight to behold as Kohli showed off his bhangra skills and also enacted the Naagin Dance with Ishant Sharma joining in the fun.Virat Kohli even recorded the sweet moment on his phone.Hardik Pandya, who did not get to play in the Test series after recovering from an injury, hogged the dance floor too. It was pleasant viewing for a team and its supporters who have had to bear the heartbreak of losing successive Test series in South Africa and England despite heroic performances.Speaking after the fourth and final Test in Sydney was called off due to rain, Kohli said this series triumph was the proudest moment of his life.”We knew that as a team and eventually when we have won the biggest series in Indian history, we can’t express how happy we are that everyone’s hard work has reaped rewards in Australia and we did what no other team before us could do. Like I said, this is the proudest moment for me since the time I have been playing,” Kohli said in the post-match press conference.Also Read | Virat Kohli giggles as Ravi Shastri thanks Indian media for their ‘support’Also Read | Virat Kohli celebrates historic Australia series win with wife Anushka Sharma at SCGAlso Read | PM Narendra Modi congratulates Team India: A historic cricketing accomplishment in Australia
Out-of-favour Pakistan batsman Imran Farhat has lashed out at Shahid Afridi, saying the former all-rounder was a “selfish player” who ruined many careers for his own good.Afridi has raised many eyebrows with his latest autobiography titled “Game Changer”. Be it his views on Kashmir and 2010 spot-fixing scandal or his age revelation, Afridi has been creating headlines ever since his autobiography got released.He has criticised many former players, including Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and Gautam Gambhir in the book which is co-authored by journalist Wajahat S. Khan.In a series of tweets, Farhat said he was ashamed to know that Afridi, who lied for 20 years about his age, is naming and blaming some of the legendary cricketers of Pakistan.”I am utterly ashamed from what I have heard and read so far regarding this new book of Afridi, someone who has lied about his age for 20 odd years now decides to come clean and name and blame some of our living legends,” said the 36-year-old.”I have a lot of stories to tell regarding this so called Saint we have had the pleasure of playing with. He sure is talented enough to become a politician,” he added.Farhat, who played 40 Tests and 58 ODIs for Pakistan, also urged the cricketers who have been named and shamed in Afridi’s book to “speak up and tell the truth”.”I have a fair few stories to tell and I urge all the players who have been named and shamed to speak up and tell the truth about this selfish player who has ruined plenty of careers for his own good,” said Farhat.advertisementMeanwhile, a petition has been filed in a Pakistan court to stop further publication of his book.Also Watch:
Mexico Defensive issues continue, Lozano keeps rising: Five thoughts on Mexico’s World Cup qualification Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 2 years ago 07:00 9/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pedro Pardo Mexico WC Qualification CONCACAF Mexico v Panama Costa Rica v Mexico Panama Costa Rica World Cup Opinion The concern for El Tri continues to be at the back, especially as another winger emerges as a regular starting option for next summer’s tournament Mexico’s first task is done, in much easier fashion than last time around, and the work toward the next now begins. Three matches remain in World Cup qualification, but as Mexico assistant coach Luis Pompilio Paez said after Friday’s 1-0 win over Panama, a new stage is beginning.There are nine months before head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, Pompilio Paez and the rest of the staff name their roster, board the plane and head off in search of playing a minimum of five games at the World Cup.Goal takes a look at what qualification has shown us and what concerns remain for El Tri: Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Defense the overriding concernWhen you look at Mexico’s squad, or even just the starting lineup from the win over Panama, things look pretty good overall. Three Europe-based stars up top, with another in-form player or two coming off the bench. In the midfield, reliable Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado and surprise starter Jurgen Damm. At the back, RED ALERT. We’ve found the issue!That’s been the case for Mexico for some time, even longer than Osorio has been the coach. Though El Tri were able to keep Panama from putting a ball in the back of the net, the defense still will be the major concern heading into the summer showpiece. True, Mexico was hamstrung by injuries Friday, choosing not to risk the injured Hector Moreno or Jair Pereira, and came out all right. But while the Jesus Gallardo experiment hasn’t resulted in catastrophe, the Pumas winger is not who you want defending against top-tier international players.Diego Reyes is searching for playing time on the club level and has no consistency with El Tri as he’s shuffled around to various places on the field. Rumors of Nestor Araujo solidifying a move to Europe never materialized, and he’ll be with Santos Laguna for at least four more months instead of facing the kind of competition he’ll need to defend if he’s going to start at the World Cup.The back line isn’t a total disaster, but if Moreno and Reyes can’t break into their club teams, it will continue to be the chief cause of concern on the road to Russia.Lozano continues to take on star roleAround this time last year, everyone was wondering what was wrong with Hirving Lozano. He’d helped Pachuca to a league title in the spring of 2016 but failed to make his mark on the Copa America Centenario and then couldn’t lead the Mexican Olympic team out of the group stage.Once Lozano got a chance to rest up, he returned to his previously impressive form and earned a move to PSV after helping Pachuca lock up another title, this time in the CONCACAF Champions League. He’s only gotten better from there, and after three goals in three games with PSV and the winner Friday for Mexico against Panama, it’s clear Lozano is a player who could star for Mexico at the World Cup with his game only getting better by playing abroad.The move to the Netherlands so far hasn’t changed him off the pitch, either. Lozano was a family man, albeit a young one, in Pachuca, and he hasn’t found trouble in Eindhoven. During a short but amiable chat with a reporter in the mixed zone after the game, Lozano responded with one word, “Family,” as the key to his successful month.Goalkeeper job Ochoa’s to loseThe tired narrative of a goalkeeper controversy again was advanced by plenty of media outlets ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier. Ultimately, it was again Guillermo Ochoa starting in goal. And who else would it be? While Jesus Corona had a great Gold Cup, Osorio has always turned to Ochoa in the biggest matches, and Russia will be no different.Despite his foibles with his clubs, he’s rarely been in the wrong place at the wrong time for the national team, stretching back into the Miguel Herrera era. Osorio has learned a lot about coaching a national team, and it seems he realized that one of his early errors was his aggressive rotation of goalkeepers at the Copa America Centenario.While he gave Alfredo Talavera a start at the Confederations Cup, Ochoa was the man in the biggest matches. And, with Talavera sidelined several more months with a knee injury, the goalkeeping job is Ochoa’s to lose — no matter what many in the media would have you believe.Leadership no issue, even without MarquezMexico was planning to rely on Rafa Marquez for leadership in Russia, where he could take part in his fifth World Cup (and look to become the lone answer to the trivia question of who has been booked the most times at the World Cup). His recent sanction from the U.S. Department of Treasury has thrown that plan into uncertainty. But Mexico is not a team that will be without leadership.Guardado and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will be in their fourth World Cups, with Ochoa among other players who will bring good memories and playing experience from the 2014 tournament into Russia. Guardado particularly looks to be taking on the mantle of leader in the locker room, giving an impassioned pitch for reporters and fans to respect what the team has done up to this point.Marquez’s role in the dressing room never has been totally clear — rumors of him not exactly mentoring young players abound — but he would’ve been a good presence in Russia. If he’s not able to travel, though, Mexico won’t be a rudderless ship. There are several candidates who can step in and fill the void.Montes, Lopez in line for auditionsCesar Montes came into Friday’s win over Panama in the 83rd minute, and his inclusion may hint at a longer audition for the Monterrey center back. It has been puzzling to watch Osorio call in the same center backs while not giving the 20-year-old much of a look, but the defender got his first caps at the Gold Cup and now has an appearance in qualification as well.With Mexico set to give younger players a chance to prove they belong on the top roster and the team lacking options at the back, Montes may find himself getting a hefty amount of minutes Tuesday against Costa Rica.So too could Raul Lopez, who as a right back plays a position with even fewer choices than Montes does. Lopez played further up the field in the Gold Cup, something plenty of players in the Mexico player pool can do better than him. But either Lopez or Edson Alvarez could get a look if Osorio sticks with a four-man back line against the Ticos.Any starters aside from the regulars Tuesday will know they’re getting an opportunity to show exactly what they can bring to the team at the World Cup. Many spots are set, but the coaching staff will definitely be watching to fill in spots 19-23.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Spurs midfielder Sissoko slams Pochettino tactics: We’re exhausted!by Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko has questioned Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics after the 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday.The home side looked ran off the feet as Bayern scored three goals in the final ten minutes.And Sissoko claims Spurs’ midfielders are worn out by Pochettino’s formation.”We get tired too quickly physically when we play with a diamond midfield,” Sissoko told RMC.The Argentine is under growing pressure as Spurs continue their spluttering start to the season.
Health Minister Angus MacIsaac stated today, Nov. 7, that fundingdesignated for primary health care information technology will bespent as intended and not “clawed back” as reported. “This investment in information technology will have direct andvery clear benefits to virtually everyone who uses our healthcare system,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “We’ve committed to thisinvestment, and any claims that we’re clawing it back are simplywrong.” Recently, the Department of Health met with representatives fromthe province’s nine district health authorities to discuss thedevelopment of the Electronic Patient Record system across theprovince. Electronic patient records allow for patient care information tobe shared among health-care teams within communities. The recordsare part of a health-care model to improve the way Canadiansreceive primary care, now most commonly accessed at a doctor’soffice. Nova Scotia’s share of the four-year Primary Health CareTransition Fund from Health Canada is about $17 million. About $4million was earmarked for the electronic patient recordinitiative. This money will be spent in 2004-05 and 2005-06, andwill be held centrally until evidence shows the most cost-effective way to implement electronic patient record technologyin Nova Scotia. “We have committed to electronic patient records for Nova Scotia,and we are accountable to the federal government to implement thesystem,” Mr. MacIsaac said. -30-
MONTREAL – Montreal police say they have arrested a man who was sought in connection with alleged drug offences in Ontario and was also on a list of most wanted criminals in the United States.They say they apprehended Katay-Khaophone Sychanta, 35, and another man on a cycling path last Wednesday for alleged drug possession.Ontario Provincial Police were looking for Sychanta, who was the subject of a Canada-wide arrest warrant.Montreal police say he was on the list of the top 10 criminals wanted by the Homeland Security Investigations unit of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Sychanta was arraigned in Montreal last Thursday on charges of drug possession, obstructing the work of police officers and using false documents.He is expected to be sent to Ontario before possible extradition proceedings.The most-wanted list states Sychanta was born in Laos and was first indicted in 2005 in Michigan.It says he evaded capture and continued to supervise a drug-smuggling organization based near Windsor, Ont.
WINNIPEG — Prices were higher in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Friday:Canola: July ’17 unchanged $573.30; Nov. ’17 $0.20 higher $518.60; Jan. ’18 $0.10 higher $522.40; March ’18 $1.50 higher $527.80; May ’18 $2.00 higher $530.00; July ’18 $2.40 higher $531.50; Nov. ’18 unchanged $487.70; Jan. ’19 unchanged $488.40; March ’19 unchanged $488.40; May ’19 unchanged $488.40; July ’19 unchanged $488.40.Barley (Western): July ’17 unchanged $138.00; Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00.
CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — A luxury luggage manufacturer is laying off 149 workers at its plant in Cambridge, Ont.Rimowa, a German-based luggage maker, says the decision to cut the jobs was made to ensure the plant remains profitable.The company says it regrets the impact the layoffs will have on Cambridge residents.The Cambridge plant, established in 2008, was Rimowa’s first facility in North America.Rimowa said at the time that setting up shop in Canada was due to the skill of Canadian workers.Rimowa, which has production facilities in Germany, Czech Republic, Brazil and Canada, is known for its distinctive case shell luggage with shiny grooved sides.
LAS VEGAS — Reili Richardson made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points and No. 19 Arizona State rolled to an 82-38 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.Kianna Ibis and Robbi Ryan added 10 points apiece for the Sun Devils (3-2), who rebounded from a two-point loss to No. 5 Louisville on Friday. Iris Mbulito added 10 points and Sophia Elenga tossed in nine points with a game-high nine rebounds off the bench.Arizona State shot 56 per cent (28 of 50) from the field and was 9 of 17 (53 per cent) from beyond the arc.Abby Brockmeyer scored nine points and Makenzie Silvey had eight for Southern Illinois (3-3), which was 13-of-50 shooting (26 per cent) and committed 20 turnovers.Ibis was 4 of 4 from the field and Richardson hit two 3s in the first half as Arizona State built a 41-25 lead. The Sun Devils outscored the Salukis 41-13 in the second half.The Associated Press
Upper Arlington four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin goes up for a shot against Westerville South on Jan. 24, 2017. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorThe transition of leadership in the Ohio State men’s basketball program has begun.Chris Holtmann, the former Butler head coach, was officially announced Friday as the 14th head coach in program history following Thad Matta’s ouster Monday. OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith put an emphasis on finding a coach who was well-versed in recruiting the state of Ohio and the Midwest areas during his joint press conference Monday with Matta. In one of Holtmann’s first moves in his new role, he made a call to 2018 four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin. “We’re meeting with (Holtmann) early next week,” Damon Goodwin, Dane’s father, told The Lantern a phone interview Saturday.Ohio State 2018 commit Dane Goodwin and his family are meeting with Chris Holtmann early next week— Jacob Myers (@Jacob_Myers_25) June 10, 2017Damon said Holtmann’s call to Dane on Friday was a brief introduction to OSU’s lone class of 2018 commit. Prior to Holtmann’s hiring, Damon told The Lantern Dane was still committed to OSU but who OSU hired to replace Matta would determine whether Dane would maintain his pledge. Damon, the head coach at Capital University, added that he has never met Holtmann, but knows Ryan Pedon, one of Holtmann’s assistants at Butler, because Pedon lives in Bexley, Ohio, which is where Capital is located.David Woods of the Indianapolis Star reported Friday that Holtmann wishes to bring his entire Butler staff to OSU if Butler does not promote an assistant with the program to head coach.Holtmann has recruited significantly in Ohio, including OSU 2018 targets Dwayne Cohill, Jerome Hunter and 2019 targets Jeremiah Francis and Jeremiah Keene.OSU targets that Chris Holtmann offered at Butler: Tim Finke, Musa Jallow, Jeremiah Francis, Dwayne Cohill, Jerome Hunter, Robby Carmody— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) June 9, 2017The Goodwins’ meeting with Holtmann next week highlights the early push on the 2018 class — a class that has five Ohio recruits in the top 100 recruits nationally — in an effort to immediately turn around a Buckeye program that was 17-15 in 2016-17 and has missed two straight NCAA Tournaments.
Coroners across the country are to be formally instructed to take into account the religious requirements of families when deciding whether to prioritise the burial of their dead, in the wake of a High Court ruling.The Chief Coroner is drawing up new guidance after two judges ruled that a “cab rank” queuing system for burials adopted by a coroner in London was unlawful.The document, which will be issued by the end of this month, is intended to act as a set of guidelines for all coroners, as well as to specifically inform a new policy which will then be drafted by Mary Hassell, the senior coroner for inner north London, whose refusal to prioritise the bodies Muslim and Jewish deceased was set aside by the High Court last month.Muslim and Jewish families had said Ms Hassell’s existing policy ignored “deeply held beliefs” that require their dead to be buried as soon as possible. The High Court ruled that her stance was unlawful.A spokesman for the Chief Coroner said: “The Chief Coroner is aiming to produce some guidance by the end of this month. When he does so it will be issued to coroners and published on his guidance page [online].”A spokesman for Ms Hassell said: “The Senior Coroner looks forward to the Chief Coroner’s new guidance … She will then undertake a consultation process with stakeholders, before producing her own policy. This will take into account all relevant considerations including the special needs of each individual family, in accordance with the High Court judgment.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese couple to be arraigned in NY following cocaine bustOctober 2, 2018In “Crime”Women busted at CJIA with cocaineSeptember 16, 2018In “Crime”Probe launched into Guyanese busted in Barbados with 16kg of cocaineFebruary 6, 2018In “Crime” One of Guyana’s best swimmers was on Sunday last taken into police custody in the United States of America after he managed to smuggle cocaine from Guyana.The man has been identified as 28-year-old Earlando McRae.Earlando McRaeAccording to information received, upon arriving at the John F Kennedy Airport in the US on the day in question, he presented a suitcase to the Border Patrol Agents and during a search it was discovered that it had false walls. The secret compartment reportedly contained over 2Kg of cocaine.McRae, who has been representing Guyana at the Regional and International Levels, was arrested and subsequently charged.He was remanded to the New York Detention Centre until November 21.This publication was informed that a probe was launched by the Customs Anti-Narcotics (CANU) Unit in Guyana to determine how the illegal substance was not detected at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport despite the rigorous security screening.
HIMOINSA has presented the new HGY-25 gas generator which only requires two services in its whole service life. Its design, featuring unique parts and incorporating a Yanmar engine with patented technology, means it can work continuously 24/7 for 14 months, making it the “perfect model” for remote locations such as early stage minesites.HIMOINSA has developed a new gas-powered generator set with maintenance periods that stretch for up to 10,000 hours, or 14 months of continuous work. The generator’s estimated service life of 30,000 hours until overhaul is much longer than the average life of equipment of the same size. This means that it only requires two services throughout its entire working life.The new HGY-25, available in 50 Hz and 60 Hz, is powered by natural gas, delivering 28 kVA of continuous operation power. Its maintenance intervals, up to 40 times longer than a gas generator set of the same size, make it a suitable model for isolated and difficult-to-reach areas that require a continuous supply of clean power, such as remote mining operations.The generator has a Yanmar engine that incorporates patented, cutting-edge technology to extend the working life of the spark plugs to up to 10,000 hours. Likewise, to guarantee the maintenance intervals, HIMOINSA’s Engineering team optimised the design of the generator set, eliminating moving parts, enlarging the filters and increasing oil and coolant storage capacity.The long running time of the new HGY-25 gas generator set is especially attractive for mining. Mines are usually in remote locations, making regular maintenance every 250-500 hours difficult. The option to extend maintenance intervals to over one year of continuous work is a significant added value for companies in the industry, as it dramatically cuts the OPEX of their equipment.
The marketing services niche in the B2B publishing world continues to develop its own distinct identity. The latest evidence is 1105 Media, Inc.’s decision to consolidate those services under a separate business unit. “We decided to formalize our marketing services effort under the 05 Group umbrella for both branding purposes and to recognize the type of work we do outside of traditional media and events,” says Allain, who is heading the group until a general manager can be hired. A newly created division of the Chatsworth, Calif., company—The 05 Group—will now shoulder the responsibility of delivering an expanding menu of customized marketing-related services to 1105 Media clients in technology, government, education, security and healthcare markets. That work has been handled by individual 1105 Media brands, which will still be involved in a supporting role. But growing demand for custom services, combined with the company’s deep knowledge of the markets it serves and its push to position itself as a leader in technology-enabled solutions, created the right conditions for breaking out that part of the business now, says Henry Allain, 1105’s COO. But Allain notes that the organizational retooling also stands to deliver numerous practical advantages to clients. With a dedicated staff, which is now being assembled alongside existing media teams ramping up the services, The 05 Group will be able to thoughtfully craft the kind of targeted and specialized solutions 1105 clients increasingly demand, he says. Multi-functional teams will be deployed to deliver services spanning content creation, event management and design services, to research, branding and custom publications, the company says. “Our efforts are really around what our core clients are telling us they need to achieve internal marketing goals,” says Allain. “And since our markets and our clients’ markets are so niche they need our expertise to quickly resolve problems and challenges. Agencies with limited knowledge of our markets aren’t a very effective choice.”
One of the first goals of ongoing budget talks among congressional leaders and the White House aimed at raising the discretionary caps for defense and non-defense spending is to agree on offsets for the extra spending.The discussions are closely guarded and it’s not clear whether any progress has been achieved over the past couple of weeks. One approach under consideration, though, could make negotiators’ work much easier. The two sides could agree to raise both spending caps, but only offset the increase in domestic spending, reported CQ Roll Call.The fiscal 2016 budget framework established by congressional Republicans already calls for stashing $38 billion in extra funds in DOD’s overseas contingency operations account without offsetting the extra spending, so raising the Budget Control Act ceiling for defense by the same amount without finding a corresponding offset would hardly constitute a stretch.No agreement on has been reached to adopt that approach, however. The two sides have agreed to drop discussions about using the chained consumer price index (CPI) to offset higher spending. That approach, which has been discussed previously, would use lower inflation rates to calculate growth in entitlement programs and, as a result, reduce government spending.Adoption of the chained CPI appeals to Republicans but many Democrats and groups that represent senior citizens vehemently oppose switching methods to measure inflation. With the chained CPI on the cutting room floor, budget negotiators will need to rely on less sweeping measures to offset higher spending, according to the story. And it’s still not clear whether the talks will focus on a one- or two-year deal to raise the spending caps. Dan Cohen AUTHOR