Opposition unity unlikely in Phulpur

first_imgBelying all expectations, the Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and the Congress are unlikely to join forces for the Phulpur by-poll, as sources indicate that the SP is trying to convince BSP rebel Indrajeet Saroj, who will join them soon, to fight from the seat.Phulpur was vacated after Keshav Prasad Maurya, the incumbent, entered the Yogi Adityanath government as Deputy Chief Minister.Mr. Saroj, a former Minister and four-term MLA, was expelled on August 4 after he accused party chief Mayawati of extorting money from leaders and directing every MLA as well as defeated candidates to collect Rs. 9-22 lakh from every constituency. He lost the 2017 election by a small margin. He confirmed that he would be joining the SP soon, but denied that he would be contesting the Phulpur by-poll.He said if SP president Akhilesh Yadav desired, he would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election but from Mohanlalganj. “Why will I fight for just one year? If it is Akhilesh Yadavji’s wish, I will contest from Mohanlalganj in 2019 or the Vidhan Sabha election in 2022 from my traditional seat Manjhanpur,” Mr. Saroj told The Hindu.Ms. Mayawati is expected to fight the bypolls after her sudden resignation from Rajya Sabha in July. She has not yet made it official.The Phulpur bypoll was widely expected to be the first experiment of a joint Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and which would have set tone for a wider collaboration.BSP chief selfish: rebelMr. Saroj is not too hopeful that his former leader Ms. Mayawati would align with Mr. Yadav. Calling her “selfish,” he said she was untrustworthy in any alliance. “She will ask for such high number of seats, say 60 out of 80, that an alliance will not be possible,” he said.India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru represented Phulpur thrice. It is also the seat which saw the first joint Opposition experiment in 1988, when former PM V.P. Singh fought from here.last_img read more

NHRC notice to Rajasthan government in Alwar rape case

first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Rajasthan government and the State DGP in connection with the alleged rape of a Dalit woman by five men in front of her husband in Alwar.A video shot by the accused also reportedly went viral on social media, the NHRC said.Also Read  “The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that a Dalit woman was allegedly raped by five men after tying up her husband in Thanagaji area of Alwar district in Rajasthan on April 26. Reportedly, despite having registered an FIR in the matter, police did not take any action for four days because of the elections on May 6,” the rights panel said in a statement on Wednesday.The commission has observed that the contents of media reports, if true, amount to gross violation of the human rights of the victim and her husband.The NHRC issued notices to the Rajasthan Chief Secretary and the State Director General of Police (DGP), asking them to submit a report in the matter within six weeks.The commission said it would also like to know whether provisions of the SC/ST Act, 1995 have been applied in the case for action against the guilty and statutory relief to the victim.Four of the five suspects in the rape case have been arrested, while the city SP has been shunted out and an Station House Officer (SHO) suspended in connection with the matter.The husband of the victim claimed that he had approached the Thanagaji police station SHO and the SP with his complaint, but he was asked to wait as they were busy with the elections. He alleged that an FIR was registered only on May 2.Jaipur Inspector General S. Segathir said on Wednesday that four suspects have been arrested and 14 police teams pressed into service to nab the fifth accused.The State government has released an interim relief of ₹4.12 lakh for the victim as per the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.Meanwhile, locals took out a protest march in Thanagazi town demanding arrest of all the accused. Protests were also held in Dausa, Jaipur and Churu demanding death penalty for the culprits.On April 26, the accused stopped the couple’s motorcycle on Thanagaji-Alwar road and beat the husband. They stripped the couple and raped the woman in front of her husband. One of accused also shot a video. Three held in Alwar rape case, SP shiftedlast_img read more

Corneal injury

first_imgDefinitionCorneal injury describes an injury to the cornea. The cornea is the crystal clear (transparent) tissue covering the front of the eye. It works with the lens of the eye to focus images on the retina.Causes, incidence, and risk factorsInjuries to the cornea are common.Injuries to the outer surface of the cornea, called corneal abrasions, may be caused by:Chemical irritation – from almost any fluid that gets into the eyeOveruse of contact lenses or lenses that dont fit correctlyReaction or sensitivity to contact lens solutions and cosmeticsScratches or scrapes on the surface of the cornea (called an abrasion)Something getting into the eye (such as sand or dust)Sunlight, sun lamps, snow or water reflections, or arc-weldingInfections may also damage the cornea.You are more likely to develop a corneal injury if you:Are exposed to sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light for long periods of timeHave ill-fitting contact lenses or overuse your contact lensesHave very dry eyesWork in a dusty environmentHigh-speed particles, such as chips from hammering metal on metal, may become embedded in the surface of the cornea. Rarely, they may pass through the cornea and go deeper into the eye.SymptomsBlurred visionEye pain or stinging and burning in the eyeFeeling like something is in your eye (may be caused by a scratch or something in your eye)Light sensitivityRedness of the eyeSwollen eyelidsWatery eyes or increased tearingSigns and testsA complete eye exam must be done. The health care provider may use a specialdrop called fluorescein dye that helps identify corneal injuries.advertisementTests that are used to examine the eye for damage to the cornea include:Standard ophthalmic examSlit lamp examinationTreatmentFirst aid for eye emergencies:DO NOT try to remove an object that is stuck in your eye without professional medical help.If chemicals are splashed in the eye, IMMEDIATELY flush the eye withwater for 15 minutes. The person should be quickly taken to the nearest emergency room.Anyone with severe eye pain needs to be evaluated in an emergency care center or by an ophthalmologist immediately.Treatment for corneal injuries may involve:Removing any foreign material from the eyeWearing an eye patch or temporary bandage contact lensUsing eye drops or ointments prescribed by the doctorNot wearing contact lenses until the eye has healedTaking pain medicinesExpectations (prognosis)Injuries that affect only the surface of the cornea normally heal very quickly with treatment. The eye should be back to normal within 2 days.Injuries that penetrate the cornea are much more serious. The outcome depends on the specific injury.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if the injury has not significantly improved in 2 days with treatment.PreventionWear safety goggles at all times when using hand or power tools or chemicals, during high impact sports, or in other situations where you may get an eye injury.Wear sunglasses that screen ultraviolet light when you are exposed to sunlight, even during the winter.Be careful when using household cleaners. Many household products contain strong acids, alkalis, or other chemicals. Drain and oven cleaners are particularly dangerous. They can lead to blindness if not used correctly.ReferencesYanoff M, Cameron D. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 431.Vinger PF. The eye and sports medicine. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duanes Ophthalmology. On DVD-ROM. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkions;2009:chap 45.Cameron JD. Surgical and nonsurgical trauma. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology. Vol. 3. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkions;2012:chap 6.Sharma R, Brunette DD. Ophthalmology. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap. 69.Review Date:9/3/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Opthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

Yanks Sac Fly Beats Astros, 1-0

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — If the New York Yankees have indeed lost CC Sabathia for the remainder of the season, they might have found a reluctant leader in Nathan Eovaldi.Eovaldi matched Scott Feldman with eight overpowering innings before Carlos Beltran had a game-winning sacrifice fly in a wild ninth to lift New York over the Houston Astros 1-0 on Aug. 24.The 25-year-old right-hander was pitching on the day the Yankees learned Sabathia, the 2007 Cy Young Award winner, was put on the disabled list with right knee inflammation. New York had also just come off a deflating series in which they lost three of four to Cleveland.“Of course it’s on my mind, CC going down,” Eovaldi said. “I know I needed to be able to step up tonight, help out the bullpen.”With a devastating slider, new-found splitter and fastball that topped out at 101 mph and reached 100 in the eighth, Eovaldi gave up only four singles and walked three. He is 13-2 with a 4.00 ERA in his first season in pinstripes after going 6-14 last year for Miami.Catcher Brian McCann attributes Eovaldi’s success to the development of a splitter this season.“It’s a game-changer,” McCann said of the pitch that dives late. “He was filthy. He did whatever he wanted tonight.”Andrew Miller (2-2) allowed a single to Evan Gattis to open the ninth, but McCann threw out pinch-runner Jake Marisnick trying to steal second on a strikeout.Oliver Perez (0-1) relieved Feldman and gave New York fans a reminder of his wild five seasons with the Mets. He walked Brett Gardner, threw a pitch to the backstop, then walked Alex Rodriguez intentionally. McCann walked to load them and end Perez’s night.“I watched the tape and I threw pretty good pitches but I think they were taking all the way because in this stadium, you have to be down in the zone and I threw a lot of sliders close so they could swing at it, but they took it,” Perez said.Beltran then gave Chad Qualls’ first pitch a ride to deep center field for New York’s fourth walk-off win this year.The AL West leaders lost for the 18th time in 22 road games. The Astros were coming off a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park.Houston dropped to 19-21 in one-run games.“These are exciting games. I wish we would have one,” Manager A.J. Hinch said. “One-run games are tough losses, but you’ll see tomorrow that we’re a resilient team. We’ll bounce back and be better.”Each team had its chances, with the McCann getting thrown out at home plate by center fielder Carlos Gomez to end the seventh.McCann led off the inning with a single and Beltran hit a sharp line drive off the wall in right field to put men at first and third with none out.Greg Bird struck out, then Chase Headley hit a fly to center. McCann tried to tag, but Gomez made a strong throw that reached catcher Hank Conger on three skips.Conger caught the relay as he was falling to his knees and reached in front to tag a sliding McCann for the double play. Conger pumped his fist and shouted as he sat near home plate.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)last_img read more

Hima Das’s coach claims innocence after being accused of sexual assault

first_imgHima Das’s coach Nipon Das claimed innocence after a woman athlete accused him of sexually assaulting her. Nipon dismissed the allegations and said that the charges are “false and fabricated.”Nipon, who was Hima’s coach when she won a Gold medal in a track event at the World Junior Athletics Championships in 2018, had trained the women athlete at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in the Assam capital.The woman athlete had said in her police complaint that she was sexually assaulted by Nipon in the middle of May. The local police then filed an FIR based on the complaint of the woman, who is around 20-year-old, and interrogated Nipon. The complaint was filed on June 22.However, Nipon dismissed all the accusations and said that the woman made “false” charges as she did not find a place in the Assam team for the National Inter-State Athletics Championships (June 26-29) held in Guwahati.Also read – Hima Das: Tracing star sprinter’s journey from Assam’s rice fields to global stardom”This woman athlete who runs 100m and 200m trains under me and she was always after me to get her into the Assam team. I could not do that because there are other girls who are better than her. She was not included in the state team in National Inter-State Championships and that is why she filed the complaint on false and fabricated grounds,” Nipon told PTI from Guwahati.”She could not produce any proof of her allegations. In the complaint she said the incident happened on May 18 but she filed the complaint only on June 22. My assistant coach and some other athletes were also interrogated but all of them said they have not seen any such incident. It is all fabricated and false,” he added.Also read – Hima Das, star sprinter and social worker, to be rewarded by Assam chief ministeradvertisementHe said police investigation is underway and that he is confident of coming out clean.”I have not been arrested by police so far. I had been taken to the police station once and I was interrogated, that is all. If I am guilty and have committed some offence, I should be punished and I am ready for that but here I have not done anything wrong,” he said.Also read – Watch Hima Das run for glory and gold at Under-20 World AthleticsIt was Nipon, who works with the state Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare, who spotted Hima during an inter-district meet late in 2016. He asked her to shift to Guwahati, 150 km from her village near Dhing in Nagoan district and convinced the youngster that she had a future in athletics.Nipon also had his share of spotlight in Assam after Hima won a gold medal in the 400m race at the World Junior Championships in Finland earlier this month.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Northern Ireland enter World Cup play-offs despite defeat by Norway

first_imgShare on Facebook Martin O’Neill’s odd gumption could be key to beating Wales in Cardiff World Cup World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players At half-time O’Neill took off Oliver Norwood, replacing him with George Saville. A few weeks ago his Northern Irish eligibility was not even known but Saville is expected to be a key figure for O’Neill and almost made an instant impact when he won the ball, fed Conor Washington and nearly finished off the move before losing his balance as Birger Meling came across.Brunt’s error stirred O’Neill’s side into life for the first time all evening and they came close to levelling straight away. Stuart Dallas’s terrific volley from the edge of the box was helped wide by Orjan Nyland’s fingertips while Lafferty, with a header over, and Conor McLaughlin, with a poked shot at the Norwegian keeper, came close too.O’Neill made sure Corry Evans will be suspension-free next month when taking him off, although they will face a difficult task to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986, with Cristiano Ronaldo possibly waiting for them next month. Guardian sport World Cup 2018 qualifiers Norway Northern Ireland fell to their second consecutive defeat in their World Cup qualifiers but their place in the play-offs, where they will be unseeded, was confirmed after Scotland drew with Slovenia.Only eight of the nine group runners-up will make it through to next month’s play-offs and confirmation of their play-off berth arrived less than an hour before Michael O’Neill’s side played their final group game. Share on WhatsApp Northern Ireland Topics World Cup 2018center_img Share on Pinterest Read more Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read more Chris Brunt’s own goal from under his crossbar, in the 71st minute, was enough to give Norway victory. Lars Lagerback’s side were already out of contention for second place. Norway have not qualified for the finals of a tournament since Euro 2000.Northern Ireland had guaranteed second spot last month with a 2-0 victory over Czech Republic but, with results against the bottom-placed sides in each group discounted in the race for the playoffs, their situation was still not resolved heading into this international break.They began the day knowing anything other than a Scotland victory would see them make it through regardless of how they fared at the Ullevaal Stadion. Scotland drew 2-2 in Ljubljana.The draw for the play-offs takes place on 17 October and it will be seeded, meaning Northern Ireland’s defeat against Norway is still important if they are to avoid Portugal – the reigning European champions – Italy and Wales, who were semi-finalists at Euro 2016.The visitors looked largely untroubled but would have been scaring none of the other play-off-bound teams on this evidence either as a potential counterattack was snuffed out by Havard Nordtveit.O’Neill called for Kyle Lafferty from the bench with 21 minutes remaining yet Northern Ireland fell behind moments later in bizarre fashion.With Conor McLaughlin down on the ground injured, Stefan Johansen’s cross from the left was pushed into the air by a backpedalling Michael McGovern and Brunt’s attempted clearance with the outside of his boot was somehow lashed into the roof of his own net. Share via Email news Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Frenchman Jérôme Garcès to referee Rugby World Cup final

first_imgShare on Twitter England rugby union team South Africa rugby team Topics Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Since you’re here… South Africa’s ‘Beast’ impatient to lock horns against England Rugby World Cupcenter_img Read more Rugby World Cup 2019 Share via Email “He is a good ref, not one-sided at all,” said the South Africa scrum-half, Faf de Klerk. “We can learn from the semi-final and the first game as well about how he sees things. As players we should get into his head as quickly as possible to see how he wants the game to go and don’t get on his wrong side. It will be a massive contest and we will let him do his thing so the game should flow nicely.”Wales’s Nigel Owens, who refereed the 2015 final, had expected to be appointed with Wayne Barnes ruled out because of England’s involvement, but he ruled himself out because of a calf injury. Jaco Peyper, who was disciplined by World Rugby and scratched from the semi-final list after posing with a mocking group of Wales supporters hours after sending off the France lock Sébastien Vahaamahina in the Oita quarter-final, will run the line along with Pascal Gauzere. Share on Messenger news Jérôme Garcès will become the first Frenchman to referee a World Cup final when he takes charge of Saturday’s match between England and South Africa in Yokohama.It is an appointment that, based on the results of the sides in the last four years when he has refereed them, will please England supporters more than Springbok fans who were dismayed when he was given last Sunday’s semi-final against Wales.South Africa won that match with a late penalty, but they had only won one of the previous 10 Tests in which he had refereed them, including the 37-21 defeat to England at Twickenham in 2016. He controlled England’s quarter-final victory over Australia.Garcès was in charge when England lost to Wales in the 2015 World Cup, a defeat that sent them towards the exit door of the tournament they were hosting, but since then they have won five of the seven Tests when he has been the referee, including the 32-20 victory over Ireland in Dublin at the start of this year’s Six Nations. He was in the middle when the Lions won the second Test in Wellington in 2017 to level the series with the All Blacks and sent off Sonny Bill Williams for a dangerous tackle.Supporters in South Africa launched a petition last week to have Garcès removed from the semi-final against Wales, not just because of the Springboks’ poor record under him but because of his handling of their opening match this tournament against New Zealand. And he sent off the centre Damian de Allende against the All Blacks in 2017 for a late and dangerous challenge, a decision that was later downgraded to a yellow card by a judicial committee. … 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. Rugby union Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Ryan hails Brighton’s spirit

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion Penalty hero Ryan hails Brighton’s spirit Peter Hanson 02:02 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) matryan - Cropped Getty Images Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League Stoke City Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion The Seagulls goalkeeper made a superb late save from Stoke City’s spot-kick and he has hailed his team-mates Mat Ryan believes his late penalty save and consequent defensive work from Lewis Dunk and Anthony Knockaert that saved a point for Brighton and Hove Albion in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City is indicative of the spirit in the squad.The Australia goalkeeper made a stunning 88th-minute penalty save from Charlie Adam at the bet365 Stadium, after Dale Stephens had pushed Jese Rodriguez, before Dunk denied the midfielder a tap in from the rebound with an excellent challenge.And Stoke were denied again as Knockaert made a superb goalline clearance when Mame Biram Diouf met Adam’s corner with a powerful header. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It looked like a pretty soft penalty – but I was fortunate to pick the right way and keep it out – and straight after that Lewis Dunk making that tackle and then Anthony Knockaert blocking on the line – it just shows how much character there is in this team,” Ryan told reporters.”It’s vital to take points off teams around us in the league and we did that today, but we have to be more ruthless. “We’re on a decent run at the moment, with two home games next up, so hopefully we can get two home wins.”Brighton had taken a first-half lead when Jose Izquierdo completed a brilliant team move, only for Xherdan Shaqiri to level after the break with a composed finish into the bottom-left corner.Izquierdo’s goal was reward for a fine showing, and Ryan added: “His confidence seems to be growing and growing, that’s only good for us and him.”Adam’s late miss means Stoke remain in the bottom three, while Brighton are three points above the drop zone in 13th. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

A Top 2019 Recruit Has Announced He’s De-Committing

first_imgAn interior view of Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium.TALLAHASSEE, FL – NOVEMBER 05: A general view as the Florida State Seminoles take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 5, 2005 in Tallahassee, Florida. NC State defeated Florida State 20-15. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)One of the fastest-rising recruits in the 2019 class has decided to open up his recruitment, he announced this morning.Renardo Green, a cornerback out of Apopka, Fla., announced on Twitter that he’s decided to de-commit from Florida State.The 5-foot-11 cornerback says he’s had a change of heart and has decided to re-open his recruitment.I put my trust & Faith into God ??and let him take the wheel?. Respect my decision‼️ pic.twitter.com/oZvii3HpyT— Renardo Malcom Green (@nado2times) September 25, 2018Several major programs have become interested in Green in recent weeks. Most notably, Ohio State is emerging as a potential destination.The Buckeyes will reportedly host Green for a visit later this season.I put my trust & Faith into God ??and let him take the wheel?. Respect my decision‼️ pic.twitter.com/oZvii3HpyT— Renardo Malcom Green (@nado2times) September 25, 2018Stay tuned.last_img read more

Gateway of criminal justice

first_imgIt is widely believed that God incarnates to rescue society whenever evil forces rule it. Whether it happens or not, when rule of law is sidestepped, it is at least the Supreme Court that comes to the rescue of people and democracy in India, like in its recent order in the Unnao case of UP. However, if at all it can redeem the Criminal Justice System in the entire country it would acquire the status next to God. Since a fort is only as strong as it’s gate-keeping, as a first step, SC needs to set the gateway of the CJS, the police, right; it is the most used and abused organisation by the lawmakers and the powerful. Also Read – A special kind of bondIn the past, it was the Supreme Court that had protected our Constitution from being tampered with through the Kesavananda Bharati case, etc. It was only because of it that 16 culprit policemen involved in the Hashimpura case, in which 42 Muslims in UP were killed in an encounter, were convicted by Delhi High Court. Similarly, through some of its recent orders, the Apex Court has raised the bar of people’s expectations. It has reversed its own verdict on six death-row prisoners in a Maharashtra case, and also provided relief to over a million forest-dwellers in Gujarat. When the Yogi government, disdaining the legal procedures, got a journalist, Prashant Kanojia, arrested, the SC ordered his release, observing that the arrest was an even greater affront to democratic principles of freedom of speech and expression than some person forwarding a social media message lampooning the CM. Also Read – Insider threat managementNow, through their assertive order in Unnao car-truck collision incident involving a teenage rape survivor, the Supreme Court made their presence strongly felt. They ordered the CBI to complete the probe in seven days, and also transferred four cases linked to her rape to Delhi and set the time limit for completion of the trial. They took cognisance of her letter, written twenty days prior to the collision incident, mentioning about the grave threats received from the gang of the jailed rape-accused MLA, Kuldeep Sengar, to withdraw her complaint of rape. The collision is the latest in the series of incidents – her gang-rape, the murder of her father by the police along with the gang, disappearing of a witness, etc. Since the tentacles of the accused appear to have even reached the SC, it is also being probed why there was a delay in bringing the letter to the notice of the CJI. The tenor of proceedings in the Court so rattled the BJP that it promptly expelled the MLA from the party, and quick arrangements were made for air-lifting her to Delhi for treatment, after a year-long saga of police callousness, and administrative neglect and bullying by him. However, a pertinent question arises whether sporadic actions of the SC are adequate when governments care a little for the procedures of law and people too are violating the law with impunity. In UP alone, there are several traumatic incidents. The recent massacre of tribal people by a private army of the village headman in Sonbhadra, countless incidents of mob-lynching of Muslims and Dalits by cow-vigilantes, shooting down an SHO by a rabid mob of religious bigots for being impartial in investigations in a case against cow-vigilantes, assaulting, pulling the beard of a Mulla and making him chant ‘Jai Shri Ram,’ setting on fire a female Home Guard and a female BDC officer, etc., serve as reminders of the countless number of incidents that symbolise the contempt for law. Further, UP alone accounts for over 6,000 rapes/attempted rapes out of the 10,000 such cases in the country. Apathy for life of humans is evident in the thousands of encounter killings by police, mostly of Muslims. SC needs to step in to order a judicial enquiry into all such encounters to ensure that reformation of criminals becomes the goal of the CJS since Yogi is in a state of yogic bliss. Across the country, women feel insecure; there are several sexual assaults on women and minors. Days after a special court for POCSO cases at Warangal pronounced death sentence for a man involved in the rape and murder of a nine-month-old baby girl, another shocking incident of child rape came to light in Vikarabad district. There is a chilling incident of the beheading of a three-year-old girl in Jharkhand after she was kidnapped from a railway platform and raped. In the same state, Tabrez Ansari was allegedly tied to a pole, forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Jai Hanuman’, and thrashed to death by the mob. However, Union Minister Naqvi simply tells the nation not to politicise such lynching. Since, shamefully, such deeds are never condemned by the top leaders and such organisations are not banned, SC needs to intervene. Gujarat is no better. The encounter-murder of Sohrabuddin and his wife surfaced only when a drunken policeman blurted out some crucial information. He was kidnapped along with his wife and killed by police only because he, allegedly, carried secrets of politically powerful people of Gujarat. When undue and interminable litigations were delaying investigations, it was the SC that ordered the CBI to take it up, and they charged Amit Shah along with others hitherto protected. It is another matter that subsequently one judge was transferred and another judge (Lohya) died under suspicious circumstances. Voices raised to investigate his suspicious death were quelled. The third judge completed the trial and discharged/acquitted everyone, primarily because the witnesses turned hostile. People expect that the dead would get justice at the hands of the Supreme Court at least. Gujarat is another state where police were given a free hand to conduct encounters against Muslims, and witnesses were intimidated. People are so scared that even after Justice Bedi, who was appointed by the Supreme Court to find the truth, finds that three of the victims died in ‘cold blooded murders’ by police, they are not expecting any justice after watching the trial proceedings in Sohrabuddin’s case. Incidents are too many to count. The dumped police officers, Vanzara and Sanjeev Bhatt, are standing witnesses for the saga of encounters ordered by the duo of Modi and Shah. Don’t these actions impinge on the safety and liberty of individuals, and need the intervention of the Apex Court for ordering a judicial enquiry? It is only to curb such impudent actions of police that the Indian Constitution, substantive and procedural laws, and police regulations provide for several safeguards, circumscribing their powers in arrest and use of force. Yet, there are frequent infringements, either on their own or at the behest of political authority. Incidents of illegal confessions, arbitrary arrests, denials of legal rights and legal advice to arrested persons, and inhuman treatment are countless. Bhagalpur blindings in the past, the case of Nambi Narayan, ex-scientist of ISRO, Ryan School murder case, etc., are representative of this pan-Indian phenomenon. Supreme Court itself said, police gore Human Rights to death. Since the governments themselves encourage such a state of affairs, is it not the time for the SC to step in? While a police station is still an unwelcome place for the common man, the Supreme-Court-ordered police reforms continue to be a mirage. There is only shambolic compliance of their directives for the creation of State Security Commissions and Police Complaints Authorities. And the creation of separate wings of police for investigation, and law and order and prevention of crime is only on paper to hoodwink the Apex Court. The SHO still continues to be in charge of both the wings. As such investigation is a time-consuming battle of wits. When the time of officers drawn from the investigation wing is consumed by law and order, and VVIP duties, where do they find the time-space for investigations? It is time for the SC to ensure compliance of its orders through real physical separation of the staff, space and SHOs. Like the anti-corruption bureaus, there should also be separate districts and hierarchy up to the level of DGP for these two different fields of work. It would help them in specialising and innovating in their respective areas. At the same time, a proper monitoring system, like an empowered Administrative Reforms Unit (ARU), should be put in place for doing a periodic review of the functioning of both these police stations, and also other police units. An empowered PCA at the state level, along with a subordinate structure of Public Grievances Board in every district, would not only ensure that the public complaints are properly looked into, but would also encourage better conduct and behaviour among the police. It would also give them insulation from external pressures. Further, innovative initiatives like the Yuva Scheme of Delhi Police to prevent vulnerable youngsters from entering crime would get a fillip and make police people-friendly, instead of working as an Establishment Protection Agency. Another major change needed is the trust of law in police, since due to the lack of it witnesses can be managed to turn hostile. The mistrust in police prevalent during the British days only continues. And the police too, continue with their indulgence in coercion, third-degree methods, concoction and padding of evidence. In the USA, any statement made before the FBI, if found to be incorrect, means prison sentence for the person making it. We need to reach this stage for the police to be impartial and effective. Faith begets faith. It is thus essential that the gateway of the Criminal Justice System is redesigned and strengthened. But who will bell the cat? People can only look up to the Supreme Court. Like Gods, they can only discipline the evil forces in a hijacked democracy. (Dr. N Dilip Kumar, IPS (retd) is a former Member of Public Grievances Commission, Delhi. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Nourishing ties

first_imgPrime Minister Modi’s two-day visit to Bhutan (August 17-18) gave this tiny Himalayan kingdom the rare privilege of getting some space in India’s mainstream media which practically forgot Bhutan after the Doklam stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies for full 72 days in June 2017. Situated eight thousand feet above sea level, Bhutan’s area is just 38,394 sq. kms less than half the size of West Bengal. But its strategic location as a buffer state between India and China provides it with great importance for India. It is a neighbour which India can hardly ignore. Also Read – A special kind of bondIndian media’s total disinterest in Bhutan is shocking. It did not take note of the fact that Bhutan launched its first satellite Bhutan 1, in June last year, not from her closest neighbour India’s Sriharikota Space Centre but from the International Space Station at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Few know in this country know that the present prime minister of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering, is a medical graduate not from any Indian university but from the Dhaka University. Small but significant pointers. Fewer still know how the Bhutanese people felt when the armies of India and China faced each other at Doklam which is in Bhutan. Also Read – Insider threat managementIndeed, until some time ago the natural destination of the Bhutanese students for higher education was India. This has changed a great deal now. Now Bhutanese students prefer Thailand, Singapore, Australia, even Bangladesh for that matter, to India. China has been persistently wooing Bhutan. It wants to establish direct diplomatic relations with Bhutan. But India frowns on the proposal to allow the Chinese to open a diplomatic mission at Thimphu. Under the Indo-Bhutan treaty of 1949, Bhutan was to be “guided” by India in foreign affairs. But Bhutan wanted more freedom. Eventually, the 1949 treaty was replaced by a fresh treaty in 2007 which removed the clause on India’s right to advise Bhutan on foreign relations. But actually, India is still the dominating and determining influence on Bhutan’s foreign relations. Bhutan wants more freedom in conducting its foreign policy. They want direct diplomatic ties with China in order to strike a balance in their relationship with New Delhi and Beijing. They want direct diplomatic relations with the outside world because it will also enable them to become economically more independent. These are the problems in the Indo-Bhutan relationship that New Delhi has to take note of and redress. The attitude of the younger generation in Bhutan to India is changing and India can ignore it at its own peril. New Delhi has to also to find out why the younger generation is turning away from India. China is keen on leaving the Doklam episode behind. It has been warming up to Bhutan at the cost of India. Next to India, China is the second biggest exporter to Bhutan. There is a wide range of goods it exports to Bhutan – from toys to machinery. In 2016, Bhutan’s imports from India were valued at Rs 5528.5 crore or 82 per cent of Bhutan’s total imports. Its exports to India were worth Rs 3205.2 crore or 90 per cent of its total exports. Comparative data on the volume of Bhutan-China bilateral trade is not available but there is no doubt that Chinese exports to Bhutan are growing rapidly. Bhutan wants to change its over-dependence on generation and sale of hydro-electricity, almost exclusively (75 per cent) to India. There is a general feeling that India lends money for developing hydropower at a higher interest rate but imports power at a cheaper rate. In fact, Bhutan wants to diversify its trade and reduce its dependence on India. The plain fact is that India can no longer take Bhutan for granted. In the growing rivalry between India and China, both Nepal and Bhutan occupy important places. New Delhi’s economic blockade of Nepal in 2015 did incalculable harm to Indo-Nepal relationship. It pushed Nepal more toward China. India will have to tread with utmost care in its relations with Bhutan. What needs to be realized is the urge of the Bhutanese to come out of the shadow of India and be recognized as a sovereign country with sovereign powers. No economic assistance by India, howsoever bountiful, can satisfy this urge. The urges and aspirations of the new generations in Bhutan have changed a good deal from those of the older generations. A look at the results of the last general elections held in October last year makes it apparent. Till then, the People’s Democratic Party was in power and its leader Tshering Tobgay was the Prime Minister. In last year’s election, the newly formed Druk Nyamrup Tshogba (DNT), founded in early 2013, sprang a surprise by defeating the PDP and capturing power. The PDP secured the highest number of votes in the EVM (56,180) against the DNT’s 55, 166 but it lost to the DNT when postal ballots were counted. Initially, there was some uncertainty about the DNT’s policy toward India. But Prime Minister Modi’s visit has laid these uncertainties to rest. The new government in Bhutan will be friendly to India but India will have to nurture this friendship. Of late, Chinese diplomats based in New Delhi have started paying frequent visits to Bhutan. The silent diplomatic war between India and China to woo Bhutan is on. India has to tread carefully in Bhutan and try to understand the aspirations of the Bhutanese people. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

SC seeks Centres reply on plea seeking entry of Muslim women into

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear a plea seeking permission for Muslim women to enter mosques to offer prayers and asked the Centre to respond to it.A bench of justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer told the petitioners’ counsel that it would hear the matter only in view of the apex court’s judgement in the Sabrimala temple case. “The only reason we may hear you is because of our judgement in the Sabarimala case. Otherwise you are not giving us satisfactory answers,” the bench told the counsel appearing for petitioners Yasmeen Zuber Ahmad Peerzade and Zuber Ahmad Nazir Ahmad Peerzade. On September 28 last year, a five-judge constitution bench of the apex court, in its 4:1 verdict, had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying the ban amounted to gender discrimination. Besides the Centre, the apex court also issued notices to the Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Minority Affairs, National Commission for Women, Maharashtra State Board of Waqfs, Central Waqf Council and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, seeking their replies on the plea filed by the Pune-based couple. During the hearing on Tuesday, the apex court asked the petitioners’ lawyer as to whether the right to equality could be invoked against private individuals. “Can you invoke Article 14 (equality before law) of the Constitution and claim equal treatment from another human being?” the bench said, adding, “Is a mosque a state? Is a temple a state? Is a church a state?” The bench also sought to know from the petitioners how the state was involved in this. “Persons in a mosque are individuals. Where is the state involved in this?” the bench said, adding that the fundamental right to equality can be invoked against the state and not against individuals.last_img read more

Muslim Council raises concerns with JVP

“While these extremist are protesting against the Muslim IDPs returning to their own lands, it has been alleged that there has been organized colonization along the Wilpattu Reserve on the Welioya road by Sinhalese from Hambantota and families of armed forces personnel. None of these settlers are from the area. These 2860 families settled in the Wilpattu area have been provided with three acres of land each compared to the half an acre for the Muslims.  From where did the land for these settlers come from? Large extents of jungle and reservations had been cleared and handed over for their resettlement, grants and allowances disbursed, and all other facilities including schooling have been provided by the state. Neither land kacheries were held nor deforestation undertaken with proper approvals. It is also alleged that the Army built the houses for these alien re-settlers from Hambantota and elsewhere.  Further, over 500 acres of Muslim land has been taken over by the Navy,” the Muslim Council added.The Muslim Council urged the JVP to study the Sinhala colonization and evaluate the faculties and incentives provided to them in comparison to the returning Muslim IDPs and ensure that all citizens in this country are treated as equals. (Colombo Gazette) The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka today raised concerns with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna over comments made on the resettlement of Muslim IDPs.In a letter to JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the Muslim Council said that the JVP, a party that had gained the respect and admiration of the Muslim community for its non-racial stand has been dragged and misled in to the controversy created by extremist Buddhist forces. An estimated 70,000 Muslims comprising of the entire Muslim community in the North had to leave abandoning their properties and livelihood and without any of their material possessions. Their losses could be estimated to run in to billions of rupees. They lived in refugee camps for over 22 years in Puttlam and other urban centers. They continued to face obstacles in their bid to return to their ancestral abode since the end of the war in 2009 and have now come under attack once again from Buddhist extremists and some environmentalists.The Muslim Council noted that while some groups are claiming that Muslims have been resettled illegally in Wilpattu, several Sinhalese families from Hambantota have been moved to the area. The Muslim Council said that the Muslim IDPs were expelled with less than 2 hours notice from the North by the LTTE in 1990 and the incident is considered to be the worst that had taken place in Sri Lankan history. “While we appreciate your attempt to resolve this issue as stated in your conversation with our vice president Mr. Hilmy Ahamed, without allowing racist elements to mislead, some of the recent remarks made by your members seem to be contradictory.  Mr Lal Kantha who visited the resettlement zone spoke to the press and strongly emphasized that there has been no infringement by the Muslims on the land reservations as accused by the extremists.  As you are aware, the Government administrative officers strongly emphasized that there was no illegal or unauthorized Muslim settlements and that due process has been followed in allocating the land for their resettlement. Later in Colombo, at a press conference convened by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, doubts have been cast on the statement of the Divisional Secretary and other government officials. Let me try to explain the background to these IDPs,” the Muslim Council said. read more

UN environment agency launches initiative to help Africa adapt to impacts of

The United Nations today launched a new initiative to support communities across Africa in adapting to the impacts of climate change which, if left unaddressed, could have major consequences for lives and livelihoods on the continent. The information portal known as the Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet), launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will serve as a hub for knowledge, research, successful initiatives and collaborative partnerships on climate change adaptation. “It builds on ongoing efforts around the continent to mobilize existing knowledge and provide robust solutions to the major impact of climate change on lives and livelihoods in Africa,” the UN agency stated in a news release. Disasters such as severe droughts in the Sahel in 2012 and the Horn of Africa in 2011, noted UNEP, have brought into sharp focus the serious impacts on water, land, soil and other resources linked to climate change on the continent, and the need to build resilience to such pressures. Global warming is expected to pose serious challenges to sustainable development, particularly as most African economies depend on climate-sensitive sectors such as water, agriculture, fisheries, energy and tourism. “Yet the region lacks the capacity and resources needed to face the challenges of climate change – a problem that could have major economic consequences,” stated UNEP.The AAKNet aims to support climate change adaptation in Africa by providing services such as aggregating knowledge in addressing pertinent climatic risks and sharing information across regions and countries, and providing tailored support to countries in developing strategic planning processes for climate change adaptation.It also seeks to build partnerships with governments, research bodies, non-governmental organizations and others, with the aim of supporting climate change response. To reach those directly affected by climate change, the AAKNet initiative will also conduct workshops with community organizations, farmers, and other groups, to share knowledge and practical advice.The initiative comes as countries continue their negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, hoping to reach agreements on issues such as the way forward on climate finance, a response to the widening emissions gap, and an extension of the Kyoto Protocol.Under the 1997 Protocol, whose first commitment period expires at the end of 2012, 37 States – consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy – have legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments.Today at the conference, which brings together the 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the parent treaty of the Kyoto Protocol, participants underlined their commitment to a range of priority actions, reviewed progress and pledged to re-double efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Six new countries – Chile, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Maldives, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea – today joined an international effort aimed at fast action on reducing black carbon, methane, some hydrofluorocarbons and other SLCPs. This brings to almost 50 the number of partners in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition – a voluntary initiative aimed at maximizing the health, agricultural and climate benefits of swift action on SLCPs. Fast action on black carbon and methane have the potential to slow a global temperature rise by up to 0.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, reduce air pollution-related deaths by as much as 2.4 million and crop losses by around 30 million tonnes annually, UNEP said in a news release. Scientific assessments indicate that the near-term benefits in places like the Arctic and on glaciers in mountain regions could be even higher, it added. The Coalition, which was launched initially by six founding countries and UNEP in February this year, is already acting on several fronts. Among other actions, it is supporting an initial group of 10 major cities, including Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Stockholm, Accra and New York, to accelerate methane reductions from landfills and black carbon or ‘soot’ from burning wastes. read more

Ban welcomes African Unions fund for peace and security operations on the

“He notes with interest the innovative funding arrangements aimed at providing the AU, via the Peace Fund, with increased financial means to address the peace and security challenges facing the continent,” said a statement issued by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson.At the 27th AU Summit that concluded on Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, the Assembly of the AU decided to operationalize the Peace Fund, in order to finance AU’s peace and security operations. The Peace Fund is expected to gain $65 million per year from each of the continent’s five regions through an import levy of 0.2 per cent on eligible imports. The provision will increase to $80 million per region by 2020. The decision is in fulfilment of the commitment by the Heads of State and Government, made in 2015, to finance 25 per cent of the cost of AU peace support operations. The funding will be used to support the AU’s five peace and security programmes: African Stand by Force (ASF), Panel of the Wise (PoW), Continental Early Warning Systems (CEWS), Capacity Building and Conflict Prevention. The UN chief commended the African Heads of State and Government, the leadership of the AU, especially Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the AU High Representative for the Peace Fund, Donald Kaberuka, for their active engagement in fulfilling the commitment to finance 25 per cent of the AU peace and security agenda well ahead of the initial objective of 2020. “Mindful that a strong partnership requires strong partners, the Secretary-General looks forward to the implementation of this additional step towards the further consolidation of the United Nations-AU partnership,” the statement also said. The Secretary-General also urged Member States to give urgent consideration to the initiative. read more

Ohio State track teams prepare to hurdle from indoor to outdoor season

OSU men’s track associate head coach Brice Allen signals the runners during a race at the Buckeye Classic Jan. 10 at French Field House.Courtesy of OSU athleticsJust as one season ends, another begins.The Ohio State men and women’s track and field teams begin the transition this weekend from the indoor season to the outdoor season, and are expecting a few hurdles with the change.The men’s team is set to travel to Nashville, Tenn., to compete in the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. Although the athletes have been competing since January, associate head coach Brice Allen said the transition from indoor to outdoor is harder than it would appear.“It takes some time,” Allen said. “It takes the guys about three to four weeks in their training cycle to exhibit their full talent in the outdoor season.”Allen compared the first outdoor meet in March to the first meet of the season in January — the Buckeye Classic in Columbus — and said it is “as if they start all over again.” He is confident, however, that once the team gets back in the swing of running outdoors it can start building for the conference meet in May.“We are going to SEC country (this weekend), so we always want to be competitive,” Allen said. “But we also understand that there is going to be some adjustments during the meet.”Along with getting used to how different it is competing outside, the Buckeyes are excited to show what they can do in some events that had the winter off. Three field events — the hammer and discus throw along with the javelin — are slated to get underway. Other events competing for the first time this year include a 10K race, 4×100-meter relay, 1500-meter run, steeplechase, a 110-meter hurdle race and a 400-meter hurdle race.Throwing the javelin, sophomore Bill Stanley is set to see his first action of the 2014 season after coming out of winter hibernation.In the 2013 Black and Gold Invite, Stanley set a program record for the javelin throw in his first attempt as a college athlete when he unleashed a toss of 72.16 meters to finish in first place.The women are also set to make their way south to compete outdoors in the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta.Women’s distance coach Sara Vergote said the women’s team training hasn’t changed a whole lot as they make the transition into a new season.“This is an opportunity for us to compete in some nicer weather and to get our feet wet in the outdoor season,” Vergote said.Vergote said the work ethic remains the same as the team moves forward, but the its biggest concern is making sure every athlete is healthy before it really gets rolling with the outdoor season.The teams are set to get races underway Friday and Saturday at the Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt campuses. The men are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, while the women are set to start at 6 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. read more

Barminco awarded one of the largest underground mining contracts in Australia

first_imgBarminco has signed the company’s largest contract in its 21-year history with the renewal of its contract with AngloGold Ashanti Australia to deliver underground mining services at Sunrise Dam, located 56 km south of Laverton, Western Australia. The contract encompasses all underground mine operating activities including development and production – annually 600,000 t of ore and 7,500 m of development. The five year contract (with a potential three year extension) is worth an estimated A$500 million over the five years, making it the second largest underground mining contract to be awarded in Australia and the largest contract ever awarded to Barminco. Barminco was awarded its first contract at Sunrise Dam in October 2003. The contract was rolled over in December 2007 and again this week. The current announcement comes hot on the heels of Barminco being awarded the three year A$60million underground mining services contract for Western Areas’ Spotted Quoll nickel mine near Hyden.Barminco CEO Neil Warburton said AngloGold Ashanti’s renewal of this significant contract was recognition of Barminco’s ability to consistently deliver industry best safety and productivity performance. “The longer-term renewal of this significant contract with such a high caliber client demonstrates a partnership that has grown over many years delivering key performance outcomes for AngloGold Ashanti and a high level of confidence in Barminco.“It is testament to our ability to deliver value to our clients and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring Barminco is a leader in underground mining. We have a genuine commitment to delivering the highest standards to this project, and indeed across all projects. We are extremely pleased to be continuing our relationship with AngloGold Ashanti and look forward to expanding this relationship as we grow our business domestically and internationally,   Warburton said.”AngloGold Ashanti Australia EVP Graham Ehm said the company was very pleased that Barminco had fully embraced AngloGold Ashanti’s new operating model, in which there was a well-defined business process framework. “This contract is defined by a close working relationship aimed at continuous improvement in productivity and efficiency.”last_img read more

Update on TNA executive in New York City regarding TV

first_imgFacebook Twitter Impact Results – 9/13/19 (Kiera Hogan vs. Tenille Dashwood, Street Fight Main Event) Videos Articles Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 Jennie Garth Pinterest Trade hopes lift Wall Street Gwen Stefani The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App Tomi Lahren Apologizes After ‘Armed And Ready’ Remark Videos Articles Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Executive Vice President of TNA Wrestling John Gaburick was in New York City this past week to try and finalize a new television deal for Impact Wrestling according to a report by Dave Meltzer. Nothing has been announced publicly by TNA. The current extension with Spike TV expires at the end of the year. TNA was described as “operating like they are booking television taping dates” going forward in 2015.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control AppVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:42/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 41.08%0:07Remaining Time -3:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disney CEO Bob Iger Leaves Apple’s Board Of Directors 9/13 Impact Highlights: oVe vs. Blanchard and Dreamer in Street Fight Main Event last_img read more

Gattuso hopes Gonzalo Higuain will be cleared of lasting damage

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso is waiting in fear for news concerning Gonzalo Higuain’s back issue as his match against Juventus is underway.The AC Milan boss hopes Higuain will be free from any lasting damage that could come from the back problem that affected his performance in AC Milan’s last-gasp 1-0 away victory Udinese.Even though Alessio Romagnoli sent out a dramatic 97th-minute goal at Dacia Arena.It is uncertain whether Higuain will face his parent club after a collision with Rolando Mondragora sent him off the pitch 35 minutes into the hard-earned triumph against Udinese.“He felt a twinge in his back,” Gattuso said of the striker, according to FourFourTwo.Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusHiguain is glad of Juve return and reunited with Ronaldo George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Gonzalo Higuain is happy he returned to Juventus and has the opportunity to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo.The Argentine spent last season on loan…“He had problems with it when he was younger and underwent surgery years ago.“Hopefully it’s nothing serious.“We faced a very physical team but we were much better in the second half and deserved the win today. I know what’s it like to lose in the last minute, it happened to us in the derby.“We won without a lot of injured players. Now we have to try to regain our energy and get a few players back.”last_img read more