WATCH: ’Emotional’ Hayward recalls how his family felt after horrific injury

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Most basketball fans still have the sight of Gordon Hayward’s gruesome leg injury etched in their minds, but luckily the former Butler star is now on his long path to recovery.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Hayward, in blog post, expresses thanks for support Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MVP asks for support as Gilas wages war in 2019 World Cup qualifiers Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The freak incident took place during the 2017-2018 NBA season opening night, which just happened to be Hayward’s first game as a member of the Boston Celtics.In his first appearance to the media after the successful surgery, the 27-year-old forward wore his heart on his sleeve and detailed the incident in an emotional interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAround the 3:35 mark of the clip, Hayward detailed his family’s reaction to the accident—particularly his parents—who were inside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland when it happened.“As a parent, you don’t want your child to go through that,” a teary-eyed Hayward said. “And as a parent myself, it’s like thinking I would rather take their pain. And this is where it makes me emotional because … I wouldn’t want (my daughters) Bernie or Charlie to go through that.”The one-time All-Star also recalled how heartbroken he was to see his mom in tears.“I remember seeing my mom, and she’s crying. Like that’s just tough. It’s tough to see your parents cry too, because then it makes you emotional.”Hayward is expected to miss the rest of the 2017-2018 NBA campaign, but has vowed to remain involved with the Celtics this season. /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

After all the furore, WWE still moving forward with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

first_imgAdvertisementAmidst the ongoing uncertainty that looms around Crown Jewel, WWE remains unfazed and looks set to go ahead with the PPV in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia listed for next Friday. This comes in the aftermath of the suspected murder of Saudi national and 60 year old journalist Jamal Khashoggi.WWE has remained silent on the entire situation and instead, had begun scouting alternative venues for Crown Jewel. But, due to the tight scheduling, it looks like that the company has been unsuccessful in their attempts to find a new location at such short notice.Following the death of Khashoggi, more than 75% of the WWE Universe voted for Crown Jewel to be cancelled while top superstars like John Cena and Daniel Bryan are reluctant to work the show.Still awaiting confirmation on Bryan, but John Cena is still 100% off the show.As reported by @iamjohnpollock, the WWE were hopeful they’d come to terms with Cena, but there’s been zero change on John’s end.— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) October 25, 2018WWE has been under immense pressure in recent weeks to pull out of their ties with Saudi Arabia. However, Vince McMahon will not risk cancelling the event as a loss of $12-16 million beckons upon him if he were to call off Crown Jewel.The King Saud University Stadium will serve as the host with Shawn Michaels making his much anticipated in-ring return after an eight-year gap. HBK reunites with Triple H to face off against the Brothers of Destruction, Kane and The Undertaker in tag team competition while an eight-man World Cup Tournament will determine which superstar will be hailed as ‘The Best in the World.’Advertisementlast_img read more

We are bindaas, says Harmanpreet Kaur, as India eves bask in social media attention

first_imgHarmanpreet Kaur symbolises the new breed of women cricketers. She is a superstar on the field, and is marketable off it. She is media savvy and talks the ‘hashtag’ language of the social media generation.The attention around her during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 in England has been intense because very soon she will be the first Indian to play in the Women’s Super League when she turns up for Surrey Stars in August this year.Having been the first Indian to be picked up for the Women’s Big Bash League last year, this is familiar territory for her. What is interesting is how well she is prepared to handle the hype.”We are bindaas (cool). We knew that this will happen,” said Kaur. “Our seniors always told us that when you do well, the media and people will come to you on their own. So we are prepared; it is not that we have not seen or heard this attention.”The impact of social media cannot be understated in the recent rise in the profile of women cricketers. Mithali Raj, for example, had only 3000 followers on Twitter before the start of the tournament, but now the number has gone past 50,000.Similarly, Smriti Mandhana, one of the centurions in the competition, has now a follower base of around 30,000. Kaur is third in the list among Indians with around 20,000 followers.A total of 10 ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 games are being telecast live on television, while the remaining 21 matches are being streamed online. Also, the International Cricket Council’s digital media has done a tremendous job with their match highlights, which have gained a lot of traction across platforms.advertisement”Whenever you get time you are looking at your phone and social media; you can see the clips of the players,” agreed Kaur. “Family and old friends who don’t follow cricket that much, they are giving their views on cricket. Some of my school friends who have never watched cricket are sending us their wishes. So we get to know so many people are following it back home in India.”It is a world different from the one Kaur grew up in in Moga, learning the game under her father and coach. “(The development) is positive. When we used to play before, I had to call my sir and tell him, ‘Sir, I did this today’,” she remembered. “He would always say, ‘jangal mein mor nacha, kisine na dekha (the peacock danced in the forest, but no one saw it)’. Now people are watching. They know what’s happening. It’s a good sign. I recall now what he said.”When Ekta (Bisht) took five wickets in the last match (against Pakistan), you open Instagram or any other social media, you get to see her five-wicket haul all the time. Before, when someone took wickets or great catches, no one knew about it. And, so they (critics) felt that girls cannot do these kinds of things. Now people are getting to see these clips over and over. People who had not watched the match or who don’t know (about women’s cricket). It’s a positive sign.”Kaur, personally, is yet to come to the party in what is the biggest World Cup to date. She had a chance to revive India’s innings against Pakistan when she walked out in the 27th over, but could make only 10 off 23 balls before Sana Mir dived full length to her left at mid-wicket to pull off a two-handed stunner.Mona Meshram eating up a lot of dot balls did not help Kaur, as the fifth-wicket pair added 13 runs in eight overs. That India reached 169 for 9 was because of Sushma Verma’s 35-ball 33 later on and her seventh-wicket stand of 34 with Jhulan Goswami.”It was a crucial time when I went to bat. The ball was not coming on to the bat, but whatever the conditions you have to utilise it. I didn’t utilise it,” accepted Kaur. “Sush played really well. It was an important innings for the team. No matter who is performing, team’s win is important. Now everyone is performing, that is good for us. Now we are not depending only on Jhulu di and Mithali di. This is the reason we are winning now, and looking fresh every day. Everyone wants to perform for the team.”Kaur playing against Pakistan was a big box tick marked for India, as she had dislocated her ring finger on the left hand early in the game against Windies in Taunton. She came back to bowl in that game, but the recovery is not complete yet.advertisement”It’s fine now. Initially when I was injured, I was really scared. I thought my World Cup is gone. I won’t get to play,” she opened up. “But my physio and the doctor (at the ground) both did a great job. I can move my hand, I can hold the bat. I still believe god has given me a chance to play the World Cup for my team; so looking forward to some good spells and good knocks for my team.”A couple of years ago, Kaur had said: “Since I made my debut in the 2009 World Cup, I wanted to win it. It would have been really big. But that has not happened so far. My immediate aim is to see India win the upcoming World Cup. Once we win one World Cup, the team’s confidence will automatically sore high and after that we will start winning more series.”last_img read more

Sushil personally instigated his supporters against me: Rana

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 8 (PTI) Wrestler Parveen Rana today accused two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar of “personally instigating” his supporters to manhandle him after the Commonwealth Games selection trials a few days ago.”As soon as the bout ended Sushil Kumar told his supporters yeh raha isko dekhle (here he is show him) and then walked into a room. He personally inistigated them,” Rana said.An unprecedented brawl between the supporters of both the camps took place as soon as the trials concluded. Ranas elder brother was injured in the scuffle.”He was hit by a chair on his head. We have taken him for a MRI scan,” Rana said.Asked about the bout Rana alleged it was Sushils strategy to claim he had been bitten in order to take rest during the bout.”I did not bite Sushil. There is a move in wrestling called Kheme Dav. In that move the opponents wrist slides pass the mouth. Sushil was trying to rub his wrist again and again on my mouth,” Rana said at the sidelines of a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) event.”It was his strategy, he showed the blood on his hand to the referee and took rest four times during the bout,” he added.Controversy took centrestage at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium when supporters of both Sushil and Rana clashed and beat each other.”We mid-level wrestlers participate in championships and tournaments on our own but when its the question of CWG these popular wrestlers come into the limelight saying they want to perform for the country.advertisement”If they want to perform, win medals why dont they participate in Asian Games and World Championships? It is because they know they can get their way in CWG and then stay away for three years,” Rana said.Rana also claimed he was threatened before the Nationals, and the walkover he gave to Sushil was because he was struggling with an injury.”During the Nationals I was threatened. I dont know who was behind it but a few men came to me and threatened me. I gave the walkover because I was injured. I knew I had CWG trials a few days later and I wanted to focus on that,” Rana said.The 25-year-old grappler acknowledged that such an unprecedented incident, involving two wrestlers and their supporters, had never occurred before in India.”I have fought against Narsingh, I have lost to him twice and I have won once. But no such thing happened. Its a sport, the best person should win and be given a chance.”The two grapplers are set to clash on January 21 when Ranas Veer Marathas take on Sushils Delhi Sultans in the PWL.”Its not a do or die game for me as I have just started my career. I have many more bouts to play. I have just started, I want to win medals for the country,” Rana said.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had issued a notice to Sushil as a part of its investigation into the fracas that followed the selection trials. PTI APA AH AHlast_img read more

congatec boards with 8th gen Intel Core mobile processor and 10+ years availability

first_imgcongatec announced that the brand new embedded versions of the 8th Generation Intel Core Mobile processors are now available on COM Express Type 6 Compact modules, 3.5 inch SBCs, and Thin Mini-ITX motherboards. OEM customers benefit from an instant performance boost of up to 58% compared to previous embedded U-Series processors – enabled by 4 instead of 2 cores plus an overall improved microarchitecture. Thanks to features such as optional Intel Optane memory 2 or USB 3.1 Gen2, everyday tasks are even more responsive. The processor cores allow efficient task scheduling and furthermore support the use of the RTS hypervisor software to allow additional optimization of I/O throughput from the input channels to the processor cores.Designed for harsh and space-constrained environments, the new high-end Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 and Celeron embedded processor boards and modules are the first in the industry to offer long-term availability of 10+ years. This brand new embedded x86 design principle premiers at congatec and within the entire embedded board vendor space² with the launch of the new 8th Generation Intel Core Mobile processor boards. Addressing in particular the increased life cycle needs of the transportation and mobility sector, these new boards and modules are also a perfect fit for all other embedded applications – such as medical equipment and industrial controls, embedded edge clients and HMIs – as they enable extended life cycles without additional costs for customers.In the past, many high-end embedded applications tended towards life cycles shorter than 7 years, as they often required a new performance boost from next generation processors before then. But with increased certification demands in several new embedded application areas such as mobile vehicles, OEMs are similarly keen on longer life cycles today. Extending the life cycles of standard embedded x86 platforms to 10 or even 15 years off the shelf is consequently a major bonus for customers across the entire embedded computing market.The new conga-TC370 COM Express Type 6 modules, the conga-JC370 embedded 3.5 inch SBCs, and the conga-IC370 Thin Mini-ITX motherboards all feature the latest Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 and Celeron embedded processors with a long-term availability of 15 years. The memory is designed to match the demands of consolidating multi OS applications on a single platform: Two DDR4 SODIMM sockets with up to 2400 MT/s are available for a total of up to 64GB. For the first time, USB 3.1 Gen2 with transfer rates of 10 Gbps is now supported natively, which makes it possible to transfer even uncompressed UHD video from a USB camera or any other vision sensor. The new 3.5 inch SBCs provide this performance via a USB-C connector that also supports 1x DisplayPort++ and power supply for peripheral devices, thereby enabling monitor connection with a single cable for video, touch and power. The COM Express modules support the same feature set on carrier boards. Further interfaces depend on the form factor, but all support a total of 3 independent 60Hz UHD displays with up to 4096×2304 pixels as well as 1x Gigabit Ethernet (1x with TSN support). The new boards and modules offer all this and many more interfaces with an economical 15W TDP that is scalable from 10W (800 MHz) to 25W (up to 4.6 GHz in Turbo Boost mode).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Kontron COM Express Compact Type 6 with 8th Gen Intel Core or Celeron processorsNext IBASE: COM Express modules with wide-range operating temperaturelast_img read more

9 days agoBrewster patient with Liverpool future: Klopp has a plan

first_imgBrewster patient with Liverpool future: Klopp has a planby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRhian Brewster has faith in Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.The 19-year-old whizkid made his first and only appearance for the Reds in the Carabao Cup win over MK Dons last month.But Brewster believes Klopp has a plan for his career.”You’ve just got to be patient and wait for your turn,” he told Sky Sports. “Obviously the boss has a plan for me and he knows what he’s doing, clearly.”Just chatting to him and stuff, he says, ‘Just be patient, your time will come, it will happen,’ and I’m just waiting. I’m being patient.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ndamukong Suh Discusses Scott Frost, Nebraska Football

first_imgNdamukong Suh on the sideline at his alma mater Nebraska.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 19: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions look on from the Nebraska Cornhuskers sideline while they played the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 45-17. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Nebraska legend Ndamukong Suh has a chance to make history and win his first Super Bowl next weekend.Suh is in his first season with the Los Angeles Rams, who are set to take on the dynastic New England Patriots in Atlanta.Suh, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, is in his ninth NFL season.Before his pro career, he was an absolute monster at Nebraska, where he played three seasons under Bill Callahan and one under Bo Pelini.In Lincoln, Suh became a unanimous All-American as a senior, winning the Outland Trophy, Bronco Nagurski Trophy, the Lombari and Bednarik Awards, and was the first defensive player to win AP Player of the Year.He also finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting, a rarity for a defensive player.Since Bo Pelini’s firing, Ndamukong Suh’s relationship with Nebraska has been a bit frayed, but it may be under repair with Scott Frost at the helm.Frost obviously had a Nebraska background before becoming head coach, and that was important to Suh, who returned to Lincoln for the first time since 2013 back in September.Unfortunately, the game he was set to watch—Nebraska vs. Akron—was cancelled due to area storms, but he still had the chance to interact with the new Nebraska football administration.He spoke about the trip, and Scott Frost, with the Lincoln Journal-Star recently:Suh, a Portland, Oregon, native, has known Frost dating back to Frost’s days at Oregon.“I think he’s a good person and I think he’ll change the program and culture and get it to where it was,” Suh said. “I don’t know (athletic director) Bill Moos that well, met him one time when he was back, but I’ve heard nothing but great things from mutual friends. I know he was at Oregon, which I have a ton of ties to, and heard some good things.“I think it’s a good situation and we’ve just got to continue to run the organization the Nebraska way. We can’t get away from that.”Even though Suh didn’t get to see a game last fall, it seems like the Husker great is coming back to the program, which is obviously a positive for all involved.[Lincoln Journal-Star]last_img read more

WATCH: Lt Col MS Dhoni delivers a speech at an event in Chennai

first_imgWATCH: Lt Col MS Dhoni delivers a speech at an event in ChennaiMS Dhoni’s video is making rounds on internet in which he was seen talking about life after passing the age of 50.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 17:50 IST Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni during a practice session (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSWith a pinch of humour, MS Dhoni was seen talking about life after passing the age of 50Dhoni holds an honorary post of Lieutenant Colonel in Parachute regiment of the Territorial ArmyDhoni is being applauded for his commitment to serve the Indian armyMahendra Singh Dhoni, who is known for his modesty on the field as well as off the field, was seen delivering a speech in an event held at Chennai.Dhoni has a very special connection with Chennai as he has been the part of one of the most successful franchises of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), since 2008. He has led the team to three titles. From keeping it simple to being honest, the former Indian skipper has devoted himself to cricket in recent years.With a pinch of humour, Dhoni was seen talking about life after passing the age of 50.”The real need of marriage is, once you cross fifty, it’s a time of real love, where your children are going to schools and colleges and that’s the time you get for yourself.”Here is the video of Dhoni’s speech:The Indian middle-order batsman was also criticized for playing too many dot balls and was pummeled for his low strike-rate in the recently concluded 2019 World Cup.But if we see his performance in the 2011 World Cup, India were under pressure. They were overwhelming favourites against Sri Lanka and the hopes of a nation were on his shoulders. But Dhoni, then captain, walked in at No.5 ahead of the in-form Yuvraj Singh, and hit an unbeaten 91 off 79 balls to win India their 2nd World Cup.Dhoni, who holds an honorary post of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute regiment of the Territorial Army, is being applauded for his commitment to serve the Indian army. He had made this commitment even before the Cricket World Cup 2019.advertisementRead more | When is the wedding: Yuvraj singh crashes Ben Cutting’s interview with fianceeAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Mahendra Singh DhoniFollow ChennaiFollow CSKFollow World Cup 2019Follow IPLlast_img read more

SHI to Share LNG Construction Technology with Cochin

first_imgzoom India’s Cochin Shipyard Ltd has entered into a deal with South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd on exchanging technology for construction of planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for the country’s gas utility Gail.“Cochin Shipyard has signed an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries to collaborate on building LNG ships,” Indian financial daily Live Mint cited a shipping ministry official as saying.Neither CSL nor SHI replied yet to emails sent by World Maritime News seeking comment.Cochin expressed interest in building the said vessels in August last year. However, Cochin, like the majority of local shipbuilders, lack the necessary know-how and experience in building these sophisticated ships, and will probably have to outsource for the purpose.Potential bidder could also be L&T Shipbuilding Ltd, a unit of Larsen and Toubro Ltd, (L&T Ltd) which has partnered up with South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries on the project.Gail India Ltd is about to issue a new tender for the construction of nine LNG carriers which is expected to facilitate the bidding process and remove hurdles that have prolonged the project.The previous tender has been scrapped after it failed to attract bidders. The initial plan envisaged for the third of the newbuilds to be built locally so as to boost Indian shipbuilding capabilities.However, it seems that this very precondition turned away international bidders as they were not that eager to share their technology with local builders.In order for Gail to be able to start its import activities from USA to India in 2017, the tender should be finalized and awarded by May.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

LG launches Himmat Plus QR Code scheme in transport range

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to make rides safer for women travelling from railway stations, metro stations and airport, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal has launched Himmat Plus QR Code scheme in transport range of Delhi Police.Around 3,000 autos and taxies have now associated with this initiative of city police. The transport range comprises of three units namely IGI Airport, Railways and Metro. The Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was present at the occasion which was held at Ajmeri Gate area of New Delhi railway station. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) said they have pasted QR code in autos and taxis. To avail the facility, Himmat Plus application should be downloaded in your phone. “In the QR code functionality, the user opens the Himmat Plus App and scans the QR code from the card which is placed on the headrest of the driver’s seat, facing the customer,” said DCP Railways. When the user presses the ‘Report Journey’ button, it sends the location with the driver’s unique I.D. to the Himmat dashboard working at Himmat stations at PHQ. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIf the driver is not registered the user receives the pop-up notification on the application driver is not registered with Delhi Police. In this case, passenger can call the Control Room or press the SOS button from the application. “If the driver is registered with Delhi Police, then the user can start the journey and every five minutes, the user receives the pop-up notification on the app. In case the user presses the trouble button, then the officer of Delhi Police will call the passenger. It also sends an alert message to the Emergency Contact Number of the user. All Special Commissioners of Police including Nuzhat Hassan (Women Safety), Praveer Ranjan (Transport), Joint Commissioner of Police (transport) Atul Katiyar and other senior police officers of Delhi Police, Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, S.C.Jain DRM, Northern Railway & Senior Officers of Railway Protection Force have also attended the programme. According to the police from airport, nearly one lakh fifty thousand people travel regularly. Whereas around thirteen lakh people from railway stations and nearly thirty lakh people commute on daily basis.last_img read more

AAP govt moves SC seeking constitution of larger bench

first_imgNEW DELHI: The AAP government on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking constitution of a larger bench to expeditiously decide the issue of control over administrative services in Delhi. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told the Delhi government counsel that it will look into the matter. The apex court had on February 14 referred to the issue of control of services to a larger bench after delivering a split verdict.The two-judge bench had said that the Centre should have the final word on posting and transfer of bureaucrats in the national capital administration, but their disagreement on finer details resulted in a split verdict and the matter was referred to a larger bench. The bench, which was called upon to decide on six vexatious issues pertaining to a long-running feud between the central and the national capital governments, had given a unanimous verdict on the remaining five counts and had ruled that the Delhi government’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) cannot probe the Centre’s employees in corruption cases. Out of six contentious issues, the Delhi government had won in three and lost to the Centre on two critical aspects of investigating power to probe central government employees, and for setting up of inquiry commissions. While it left for a larger bench to conclusively decide who will have control over administrative services in the national capital, the apex court had unanimously ruled that the power to appoint inquiry commissions would rest with the Centre as “there is no ‘State Government’ in the Union Territory and the State Government (for this purpose) shall mean the Central Government”. In its 202-page verdict, the court had however held that the elected Delhi government will have the right to appoint public prosecutors, to decide land revenue matters and also to appoint or deal with electricity commission or board. On the most contentious issue, Justice A.K. Sikri had said: “The transfers and postings of secretaries, heads of departments and other officers in the scale of Joint Secretary to the Government of India and above can be done by the Lieutenant Governor and the file submitted to him directly. “For other levels, including DANICS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service) officers, files can be routed through the chief minister to L-G. In case of difference of opinion between the L-G and the chief minister, the view of the L-G should prevail and the Ministry of Home Affairs can issue a suitable notification.” Justice Sikri noted that all transfers and postings for Grade III and IV DASS (Delhi Administration Subordinate Service) are done by the Secretary (Services), while those for Grades I and II are done by the Chief Secretary. For “greater transparency” in transfer and posting of officers of this cadre, he suggested a civil services board headed by the Secretary (Services) for the Grade III and IV officials and by the Chief Secretary for the Grade I and II. However, Justice Ashok Bhushan, in his dissenting view, was blunter and had held that the power to regulate transfer and posting of officers working for the Delhi government was not available to its assembly in the first place under the Constitution.last_img read more

At UN meeting countries offer practical steps for countering terrorism

18 May 2007From sharing best practices on preventing radicalization to ensuring that the voices of victims are heard, United Nations Member States, regional organizations and civil society groups have wrapped up a symposium in Vienna on counter-terrorism by proposing a raft of practical measures to defeat the scourge. The two-day symposium – the first major forum on the issue since the landmark UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted at the General Assembly last September – concluded with calls for Member States to work together more closely to try to put an end to terrorist activity. In his concluding remarks, Assistant Secretary-General Bob Orr, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, said he was heartened that so many participants at the symposium acknowledged that the main responsibility for implementing the Strategy lay with Member States. He also welcomed the many suggestions and proposals offered at the meeting, many of which envision the Task Force playing a crucial role to help Member States and regional groups to implement the Strategy. The proposals include: ensuring that the voices of terrorist victims are heard, and facilitating a dialogue between victims and States; sharing best practices on preventing radicalization; countering the growing terrorist use of the Internet; incorporating human rights obligations into all aspects of counter-terrorism work; sharing experiences on protecting vulnerable targets, such as users of mass transport; and ensuring the Strategy is carried out in an integrated manner. Adopted after a year of often fractious negotiations, the Strategy includes practical steps at the local, national and international level – ranging from strengthening the capacity of individual States to prevent and combat terrorism to ensuring that human rights and the rule of law are always respected in the fight against the scourge. It also calls for measures to enhance the role of the UN system to deal with terrorism, and to make sure that the world body’s efforts are better coordinated. The Vienna symposium was convened jointly by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Austria. read more

UN tribunal grants provisional release to two war crimes suspects

Both suspects – Yugoslav Admiral Miodrag Jokic and Croatian General Rahim Ademi – will have to return to the Tribunal for their separate trials, according to the respective orders issued today on their cases.Mr. Jokic, a former senior officer of the Yugoslav Navy, surrendered himself to the Tribunal last November to face charges stemming from crimes he and those under his command allegedly committed in 1991 in the shelling and bombing of the Croatian coastal city of Dubrovnik. Among the counts, he is alleged to have committed murder, cruel treatment and attacks on civilians, resulting in the deaths of 43 people. Mr. Ademi, who served in Croatia’s Ministry of the Interior since 1991, surrendered last July to face charges of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war. Among other counts, he is accused of persecuting and killing Serb civilians and surrendered soldiers during a military operation in 1993. read more

AsiaPacific countries pledge women girls empowerment at highlevel UN forum

“If we do not take concrete actions we risk leaving rural women and girls behind,” said. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in her opening statement at the regional consultation for the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) on Friday.Achieving adequate living standards, women’s economic empowerment, land rights, food security, health care, quality education, resilience and preparedness to deal with disasters and conflicts are among the main challenges rural women and girls in Asia-Pacific confront. The High-Level meeting, Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls,’ adopted a set of recommendations that will feed into CSW62 to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.“Development which does not empower rural women and girls is antithetical to a rights-based approach enshrined in the 2030 Agenda,” Ms. Akhtar stressed.“We must work together to create an enabling environment which supports women and girls in rural areas of Asia and the Pacific to unfold their full potential as powerful agents of change,” she added.The recommendations reflect the urgent need to strengthen normative and legal frameworks, and ensure coordinated action for their social and economic empowerment and meaningful participation in society.Delegates further highlighted the need for improved availability of data and gender statistics to enhance evidence-based policy making.“The 2030 Agenda is a commitment to leaving no-one behind,” Miwa Kato, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), reminded the participants, adding that the difficulties women face are “partly due to negative gender stereotypes, harmful practices and structural inequalities that must be addressed.” For her part, Kundhavi Kadiresan, Regional Representative of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), underscored, “Evidence shows that if rural women had access to, and control of, the same resources as men, their contributions would increase food production by as much as four per cent,” benefiting the entire family. read more

Baseball Noah McGowans patience pays off with Ohio States tournament berth

Noah McGowan walks with his family as he is honored on Senior Day on May 13. McGowan spent only two years at Ohio State after transferring from McLennan Community College, but was able to lead the Buckeyes to an NCAA tournament berth in his second season. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor-in-ChiefThe members of the Ohio State baseball team sat together in The Boardroom of the Schottenstein Center Monday, waiting to hear the Buckeyes’ placement in the NCAA tournament.Each player, donning a red ‘Buckeyes’ shirt with white block-O hats, sat in their chairs, forming a sea of red and white in the dimly lit room. With every regional announced that did not have Ohio State, a quiet groan could be heard, and the tense backs of the players listening to the ESPNU broadcasters eased up as everyone leaned back in their chair, trying to stay relaxed. Except, not every player needed to ease up. Senior utility player Noah McGowan sat back in his booth, cell phone in hand, watching the names of schools appear in their respective slots of the brackets. There was no panic. No tenseness. Just patience.As Ohio State’s name was called out as the No. 3 seed in the Greenville regional and the sea of red and white erupted into waves of celebration, McGowan sat there in the same position with a straight face. It took him a couple seconds before he set his phone down and joined his teammates, clapping and smiling in celebration.McGowan never had any doubts about his team’s chances of reaching the tournament, so he was not super emotional. “There’s not really much to say,” he said after reaching the tournament for the first time in his career.“We were pretty confident that we were going to get in,” he said. “Had a good season, so I mean, we were confident that we were going to get in and make the tournament and we just didn’t know where we were going to be.”The Ohio State baseball team celebrates in The Boardroom at the Schottenstein Center as it is announced that they will be playing in the Greenville regional in the NCAA tournament. It is the second tournament berth in three years for the Buckeyes. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor-in-ChiefMcGowan has waited his whole life to reach the NCAA tournament. With the new-found confidence he had this season, built largely off his patient approach at the plate, waiting the few extra minutes for Ohio State to be announced was no problem.On a team laden with seniors, McGowan was one of three who had never before reached the tournament. A transfer after the 2016 season, McGowan left McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, for Columbus in pursuit of the opportunity to compete for a title. With Ohio State coming off a Big Ten tournament title and NCAA tournament appearance in 2016, the odds seemed pretty good he would have his chance.But Ohio State, having lost the bulk of its lineup and two weekend starting pitchers from that squad, suffered through its worst season in program history, limping its way to a 22-34 overall record and missing both the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments altogether.McGowan — expected to be a key cog in that lineup — looked lost at the plate, recording just a .214 batting average, .352 on-base percentage and .405 slugging percentage with five home runs, striking out in 21 percent of his at-bats.Head coach Greg Beals said the slugger, who crushed pitchers in his final season at McLennan to the tune of a .393/.511/.674 slash line, had never been faced with much adversity before 2017 and that he “struggled for the first time in his life as a baseball player.” “I think he got beat by the process last year of dealing with the failures that this game inevitably is going to deliver to you at some point,” Beals added. “He learned a lot from last year and I think that’s really helped him. We trained really well and he made some adjustments, but I think the biggest thing is he made adjustments and he grew mentally.”In learning to deal with failure, McGowan ensured, he would not encounter it as much in 2018. He finished the year leading his team across the board with a .359/.449./581 slash line — all of which placed him in the Big Ten’s top 10 — and nine home runs.He became more selective at the plate, walking 12.5 percent of the time along with a 15.6 percent strikeout rate. The patience was the result of just remaining more relaxed in the batter’s box, he said. “Just trying to play the game and when you’re just natural with it, it just comes easy and you just see the ball well and you hit it,” McGowan said.Ohio State baseball players mob Noah McGowan following his walk-off double Sunday to give Ohio State the 6-5 win against Indiana. Credit: Mac Connor | Ohio State AthleticsMcGowan has been the team’s offensive leader, and his turnaround is one of the biggest reasons Ohio State has made it this far. The Buckeyes were not expected to finish 36-22 or reach the Big Ten tournament semi-finals, let alone make it to the NCAA tournament. Based on most preseason predictions, McGowan’s career was going to end without him having ever reached the NCAA tournament.But he defied those predictions and gave his team the chance to compete for a national title. Ohio State will enter as an underdog to No. 2 South Carolina, and would be an even heavier underdog against No. 1 seeded East Carolina — the No. 12 national seed. That doesn’t scare McGowan though. He said he’s happy with the regional in which his team has been placed. He feels the Buckeyes have what it takes to win.His goals have now changed. When he came to Ohio State, he wanted to make the NCAA tournament and just have the chance to compete for a title. Now he’s in. And he wants more. “Get to Omaha and play in the College World Series,” McGowan said.The road to Omaha, Nebraska, and Ohio State’s first College World Series berth since 1967 runs through Greenville, where the Buckeyes will play against South Carolina. And McGowan can’t set foot on that road until 2 p.m. Friday.Until then, McGowan will have to keep waiting. read more

Sidney Crosbys Penguins Are The Best Penguins

History was made at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night, when the Pittsburgh Penguins became the first team of the NHL’s salary-cap era to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.1The NHL instituted a salary cap after labor disputes that resulted in the loss of the entire 2004-05 season. Winning back-to-back titles wasn’t as big of a deal for much of the NHL’s history — through the 1970s and ’80s, it wasn’t uncommon to see teams win two, three or even four Stanley Cup titles in a row — but repeating has been notoriously difficult in recent decades.The last franchise to go back-to-back was the Detroit Red Wings, whose ridiculously talented Steve Yzerman-led teams won in 1997 and 1998. And before that, it was Mario Lemieux’s Penguins, buttressed by some teenager from the Czech Republic named Jaromir Jagr; they lifted the Cup in the springs of 1991 and 1992, cementing Pittsburgh as a hockey town.Just as those Penguins teams from the early 1990s owed a lot to their captain — Lemieux won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP in both Cup-winning campaigns — these Penguins have been powered by their leader, Sidney Crosby. He played brilliantly in this season’s playoffs, scoring 27 points in 24 games, including 7 in six games during the Final, and earning a second consecutive Smythe. Only one other player, beyond Crosby and Lemieux, has won back-to-back Smythes since the award was first given out in 1965.2That player is goalie Bernie Parent, who led the Philadelphia Flyers to Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975. (And it was never done by all-time greats like Wayne Gretzky, Patrick Roy and Bobby Orr, although each of those players won the trophy at least twice in his career.)Of course, netminder Matt Murray wasn’t too shabby, either. After returning from injury to play in the conference finals, Murray was virtually unbeatable. In 11 games, he recorded seven quality starts3Hockey-Reference.com defines a “quality start” as one in which a goalie records a save percentage greater than or equal to the league average for the season. (Or, if a goalie faces 20 shots or fewer, he must record an 88.5 percent save percentage for the start to be considered “quality.”) and stopped 93.7 percent of the shots he faced.Here’s the most ludicrous thing of all: Murray led Pittsburgh to not one, but two titles as a rookie. After backstopping the Pens to the title last season, he still qualified as a rookie for 2016-17 because of the way the NHL judges rookie status. That elevates Murray into the same territory as Montreal great Ken Dryden, who as a rookie led the Habs to a Stanley Cup championship in 1971.Dryden won the Conn Smythe that year, and because he’d played in only six regular-season games, he still qualified as a rookie for the 1971-72 season. The Habs failed to repeat, but Dryden won the Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie. Regardless of what Murray does over the rest of his career, he and Dryden will always be mentioned in the same breath. That’s not bad company!Beyond Crosby and Murray, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was exceptional, finishing as the leading scorer in the playoffs. Geno’s 28 points are tied for the sixth-most of any player in a single postseason since the lockout and are the second-most of his playoff career (trailing the insane 36 points he dropped in 2009, when he won the Conn Smythe).In the first nine seasons they played together, Crosby and Malkin were playoff fixtures. They won one Cup, but otherwise, the Penguins during that time frequently seemed to disappoint in the postseason. After Pittsburgh’s championship in 2009, its record under coach Dan Bylsma was just 27-27 in the postseason, and the team was 0-5 in elimination games. Despite having two of the best players of their generation, the Pens were underachieving. The Crosby-Malkin era had held such promise, but each star was aging out of his prime. It was beginning to look like they might have missed their window for further championship success.All that panic feels like a dream now. Two championships in succession have put Pittsburgh’s tally during the Crosby-Malkin era at three — one more than the team earned in the Lemieux-Jagr era.So where does this place Crosby and Malkin in Penguins lore? It’s difficult (and kind of foolish) to compare eras. The game has changed a lot since Lemieux and Jagr played together, and Crosby and Malkin probably won’t touch their predecessors’ scoring totals. But in terms of titles, the Crosby-Malkin era has been the most successful run in the Penguins’ history. It’s hard to argue with all that silverware. read more

Mens Basketball Micah Potter transferring from Ohio State

Ohio State then-sophomore center Micah Potter finishes on a dunk with 6:19 remaining in the first half of Ohio State’s win over Wooster. Credit: Jacob Myers | Former Managing EditorJunior forward Micah Potter announced that he will be transferring from Ohio State according to a release by the program.Potter averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the field in 59 games and 16 starts during his Buckeye career.“We appreciate Micah’s contributions to our program, and we wish him the very best moving forward,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said via the release.Ohio State did not release information as to where Potter would be transferring.The Buckeyes will open the season Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Cincinnati. read more

How NDAs became the MeToo wars weapon of choice

The contracts can be so binding, so all-encompassing, that victims, in return for a financial payout, are prevented from talking about allegations of conduct ranging from systematic bullying, intimidation 
and abuse to sexual harassment… They have become the legal weapon of choice for the rich and powerful: non-disclosure agreements, used to silence the victims of sexual harassment and worse from an overbearing boss. Gagging clauses – as they are known – were originally designed to stop employees sharing trade secrets when they moved to another company, but in recent years they have become synonymous with hushing up claims of sexual harassment, bullying and other abuse, some of it potentially criminal. read more

Slovenian roommate Gajic and Zorman played last World Championship in Qatar

← Previous Story SEHA GSS in 2015: Metalurg beat Nexe Next Story → ZRK Vardar and Kim Rasmussen go their separate ways after only 28 days! After winning the eighth place at the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in Qatar, two Slovenian stars, Dragan Gajic and Uros Zorman announced that this was the last WCh for them:– WC in Qatar is over. I can say we did a good job, we ensured a qualifying ticket for OG in Rio, which was our primary goal! This WC was special for me also. My dreams came true with finishing as top scorer and best right wing in the world.  That’s why i decided that this was my last WC. Now, all thoughts are directed into qualifying for EURO 2016 in Poland and participation at Olympic Games in Rio 2016!! Let’s do it! – wrote 31 years-old right wing Dragan Gajic on his FB profile.Gajic was a TOP scorer of the tournament and also elected for the “All Star TEAM”.Slovenian media wrote that the same decision made Gajic’s roomate –  a 35 years-old Uros Zorman.Slovenia are close to play in the Olympic qualifications, despite Boris Denic guys lost the decisive battle against Germany for the seventh place. If Qatar win the upcoming Asia qualifications or some of the European teams from positions 2-7 in Doha take EURO 2016, that will put Slovenia into one of the three qualification’s tournament. Dragan GajićUros Zorman read more

Netflixs Polar Trailer Reveals Mads Mikkelsen as a Badass Assassin

first_img Netflix just released its first Polar trailer, and it shows an expert assassin’s struggle to stay alive after a group of young killers comes after him.On Monday, Netflix posted the Polar trailer on YouTube, which has generated 205,859 views so far. The movie, which stars Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens, will premiere on Netflix on Jan. 25. The new movie is based on Polar, a webcomic and graphic novel series created by Victor Santos.In the flick, Duncan Vizla (Mikkelsen), is known as The Black Kaiser and the world’s top assassin. While he’s enjoying retirement, his former employer determines that he’s a major liability to the firm. Without anyone on his side, Vizla must battle a younger, faster, and more sinister squad of killers who want him dead.The trailer itself is super creepy. Viewers are shown shots of barren wilderness, violent encounters, and moments of stillness in the cold. Hudgens plays Vizla’s neighbor, who ends up becoming involved in Vizla’s conflict. The group of killers, who are ruthless and like to party, set out to find Vizla, who’s done with his pre-assassin days. If Vizla dies before the end of retirement, the company will get to keep eight million dollars.Will Vizla rise to the ranks again? Or will a group of rookie killers end his reign? You’ll have to watch Polar to find out.More on Geek.com:David Fincher’s ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Animated Series Is Coming to NetflixNetflix’s ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Trailer Is a Fun Global Chase‘The Punisher’ Season 2 Is Coming to Netflix on Jan. 18 What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer Stay on targetlast_img read more