first_imgDutee hogs limelight, 2 national records shattered in Fed Cup By Philem Dipak Singh New Delhi, Apr 28 (PTI) Two national records were shattered with 100m sprinter Dutee Chand hogging the limelight on the opening day of the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships here today. Odisha athlete Dutee clocked 11.33secs in womens 100m dash to win the gold and erase Rachita Mistrys 16-year-old earlier national record of 11.38 secs. Another Odisha athlete Amiya Kumar Mallick also broke the national record in mens 100m sprint by clocking 10.26 secs in the semifinals, thereby bettering the earlier national mark of 10:30secs set by Abdul Najeeb Qureshi in 2010. Mallick, however, failed to finish at the podium in the mens 100m race finals due to left hamstring pull. None of the athletes, however, could qualify for the Rio Olympics on the first day of the meet. The three-day championships, the first major event of the season, also served as the qualifying event for the Rio Games. 20-year-old Dutee, who won a landmark gender case at the Court of Arbitration for Sports against the world athletics governing body IAAF in July last year, however, missed the Rio Olympics qualification norm of 11.32secs by one-hundredth of a second. Her Odisha state-mate Srabani Nanda was second in 11.45secs while HM Jyothi, representing Canara Bank, was third in 11.46secs in the finals at the Jawaharlal Nehru tracks here. Dutee was banned from competitions in 2014 under IAAFs policy on hyperandrogenism and she filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne which she won last year to clear the decks for her return to athletics. An elated Dutee said that all her hard work and focus despite the distractions and disappointments in the last few years have given her rich dividends. “I could not qualify for Rio Olympics but I am not disappointed by that. I am extremely happy, the national record is mine now. It is very early in the season, its the first meet and I have three more months to qualify for the Rio Olympics,” Dutee said after winning the race. “I have gotten over all those disappointments related to my case (relating to IAAFs hyperandrogenism policy). After winning the case at the CAS, I have been focussing on my running and with the help of my personal coach (N Ramesh) and my well wishers, I could achieve this,” said Dutee who trains at the Puellela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad. PTI PDS CM AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Team bonding camp ahead of tournament amazing, say golfers

first_imgBengaluru, May 28 (PTI) The team-bonding and strategising camp for the eight teams in the fray for the fifth edition of the Louis Philippe Cup golf tournament has begun with all the players expressing their happiness at the opportunity. “In an individual sport like golf, such camps are rare affairs. It is a lovely atmosphere here and we have been to relax and bond with team members in preparation for the tournament,” said Laqshya Mumbais Mukesh Kumar. The camp ahead of the Rs 1.2 crore prize money league format tournament was held at Zion Hills, about 90 kilometers from here. NSports Hyderabads Gaganjeet Bhullar said that the camp has helped players understand each other better so that they could compete better as a team. “Earlier, even though we shared friendly relations with each other at the end of the day we were still competitors. Now we are like a team so are getting to learn about the other. We are even helping each other to rectify shortcomings while at the same time honing our strengths,” said Gaganjeet. Jaypee Greater Noidas Shamim Khan said that their team had already formulated their strategy for the LP Cup after spending two days together. “This is amazing as we have already understood our strengths and weaknesses. We even know which player is the best for which situation. It is going to help us a great deal when the tournament gets under way,” he said. The tournament starts on June 1 and the final will be held on June 4. PTI PDS AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Quaresma the shootout hero as Portugal beats Poland

first_imgMARSEILLE, France (AP) — Ricardo Quaresma scored the winning penalty as Portugal beat Poland 5-3 in a shootout in the European Championship quarterfinals on Thursday following a 1-1 draw after extra time.After scoring an extra-time winner in the round of 16 against Croatia, Quaresma sent his spot-kick past Lukasz Fabianski to give Portugal a semifinal against either Wales or Belgium in Lyon on Wednesday. It will be the fourth time the Portuguese have reached the semifinals in the last five tournaments.Earlier, Poland striker Robert Lewandowski had put his team in front with the quickest goal of the tournament, scoring inside two minutes.Portugal right-back Cedric Soares misjudged a cross-field ball, allowing Kamil Grosicki to break into space on the left flank and send in a low cross for Lewandowski to convert with a first-time shot.Poland’s lead lasted until the 33rd minute, when 18-year-old Renato Sanches lit up the game with an equalizer.Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, eyes the ball near Poland’s Michal Pazdan during the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Poland and Portugal, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)The youngster cut in from the right and passed to Nani, who sent it back immediately with a neat backheel. Sanches unleashed a powerful shot from the edge of the area that took a deflection off Grzegorz Krychowiak on its way past the outstretched Fabianski.Cristiano Ronaldo had another poor game for Portugal at the European Championship, missing a golden opportunity to win the game in the 85th. He beat the Polish offside trap with a perfectly timed run but completely missed the ball as he tried to convert a bouncing pass from Joao Moutinho.Poland’s Jakub Blaszczykowski misses a penalty during the Euro 2016 quarterfinal soccer match between Poland and Portugal, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)The Real Madrid star missed another good chance early in extra time, though he did score with Portugal’s opening penalty of the shootout.Both teams face sanctions from UEFA for pyrotechnic use by their fans, while play was briefly stopped in extra time by a fan who ran onto the pitch. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

PHOTO: Kevin White flipped off OSU’s bench on Saturday

first_img#OKState may have lost today, but #WVU’s Kevin White let the bench know they’re still number one. #Big12 #CFB pic.twitter.com/WKFKABSxr1— John James Laws (@TheJohnLaws) October 26, 2014Kevin White was held to three catches for 27 yards on Saturday which is his first game under 100 receiving yards all season.During the game he apparently flipped off the OSU bench which is odd because he should have been flipping off Kevin Peterson for putting him in a straightjacket all day.Dana will be proud, I’m sure.No really, he probably will.h/t NewsOKIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Watch: Iowa Releases Hype Video Ahead Of Nebraska Game

first_imgIowa's players get ready to take the field.Iowa has released its hype video ahead of its battle with Nebraska.The Hawkeyes are set to do battle with Nebraska on Friday afternoon and they have released their hype video ahead of the Big Ten matchup.”To beat the man in front of you… that is what this game is about” #SwarmKinnick https://t.co/iksGaq1al6— Hawkeye FB Video (@hawkeyeFBvideo) November 25, 2016The hype video features highlights from throughout the seasons including the Hawkeyes’ upset win over Michigan just a few weeks ago.This game has huge implications on where these two teams will be heading for bowl game. A win for Iowa means a second place finish in the Big Ten West while a win for Nebraska and a Wisconsin loss to Minnesota puts the Cornhuskers into the Big Ten title game.Iowa and Nebraska kick off at 3:30 p.m. EST on ABC.last_img read more

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Southeast Alaska Episode

first_img Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Thanks for tuning in! If you have a question for The Manual podcast crew, give us a shout at podcast@themanual.com — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye out for podcast polls so you can join the discussion.Further ReadingMooching, Whales, and Catching Kings: What It’s Like to Go Salmon Fishing in AlaskaAvoid the Masses and Take an Expedition Cruise to Far-Flung PlacesMore People Disappear in the Alaska Triangle than Anywhere Else Why You Should Make Plans to Visit Greenland Now An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist center_img Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — the associate editor of lifestyle, Chase McPeak, and the ever-affable host, Greg Nibler — have a tete-a-tete about America’s largest and arguably most beautiful state: Alaska. However, since Alaska is so huge, the guys limit their coverage today specifically to Southeast Alaska.First, Chase discusses his recent trip to Waterfall Resort on Prince of Wales Island, where he spent a week fishing for king salmon among the islets and islands of Southeast Alaska’s temperate rainforest archipelago. He details how you arrive at the resort (by floatplane), how to fish salmon (mooching), and points out the finer bits of the adventure, like spotting bears, eagles, humpback whales, and even orcas.Next, Greg does a deep dive into cruising around Southeast Alaska. He offers tips on multiple places to eat, drink, and be merry in multiple little Southeast Alaska towns, all while trying hard not to denigrate the cruise experience. One great takeaway is that a cruise allows you to take your home base with you, wherever you may be wandering; you only unpack and pack once, you always know where your bed is, and you gain a sense of comfort and familiarity on a cruise ship that you might not otherwise get if you were attempting to drive from city to city and natural wonder to natural wonder.Hear all the great stories that came out of these two guys’ separate trips to Southeast Alaska: Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Judiciary Encouraged to Educate the Public on Sentencing Guidelines

first_imgChief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, is calling on members of the legal profession to play a greater role in educating the wider public about sentencing guidelines.She noted that there were legislative provisions that allow for reduced sentences for persons who plead guilty. “You cannot for example, if an accused pleads guilty to manslaughter, after a charge of murder, you cannot sentence the accused based on murder because it is a provision of our law,” she said, explaining that “provocation” reduces murder to manslaughter, adding that “these are all legal principles.”The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act, gives accused persons the opportunity to offer a guilty plea in exchange for a lighter sentence.Mrs Justice McCalla was speaking at a special sitting of the Court of Appeal that was held in her honour at Public Building West, downtown Kingston on January 26.The Chief Justice added that she was depending on members of the Bar and the media to educate the Jamaica citizenry, so they can understand and will not be “traumatised” by what they read in the papers at times.Meanwhile, Mrs. Justice McCalla commended members of the profession who are committed and dedicated to their work and the mission of the court.During the special sitting, members of the Judiciary bade farewell to the outgoing Chief Justice.Chief Justice McCalla, has served the Judiciary in Jamaica with distinction for over 40 years. The sitting was used to show appreciation for the stellar work and legacy she leaves behind. She is expected to demit office on January 31.last_img read more

National Security Minister Commits to Protecting Borders

first_img National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government is committed to ensuring that its capability to protect the country’s borders is significantly improved. Dr. Chang was addressing the opening of a one-day Anti-illicit Trade Conference, hosted by Carreras Limited at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on July 23. Story Highlights It is for that reason, the Minister noted, that two marine patrol boats were purchased for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) sometime ago for offshore pursuits, and that a partnership was formed between the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) and the Finance and the Public Service Ministry to train JCA staff. National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government is committed to ensuring that its capability to protect the country’s borders is significantly improved.It is for that reason, the Minister noted, that two marine patrol boats were purchased for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) sometime ago for offshore pursuits, and that a partnership was formed between the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) and the Finance and the Public Service Ministry to train JCA staff.Dr. Chang was addressing the opening of a one-day Anti-illicit Trade Conference, hosted by Carreras Limited at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on July 23.“We have to intercept the threats. We’ll be working with Customs to ensure that staff members are not only trained and prepared but have the required technology to assist in ensuring that we can maintain the legal entry points,” the Minister said.He further said that illicit trade, which includes lottery scamming, illegal cigarettes, guns and other nefarious activities, fund organised criminal networks in Jamaica.Dr. Chang argued that it is necessary to put an end to such activities if we are to “achieve the level of growth in the economy that is required”.Meanwhile, Carreras Limited Managing Director, Marcus Steele, said the conference is timely, “because there is no doubt that urgent action is required”.“The illicit trade is getting bigger… and more challenging, in line with crime in Jamaica. The flow of illicit cigarettes is mind-boggling,” he said, pointing to the recent seizure of over $500 million worth of illegal cigarettes.Mr. Steele emphasised that strong domestic action against illicit trade is needed and that “each country must develop a regulatory regime that controls tobacco trade at and within its borders”.“The practice to combat the illicit tobacco trade must reflect the unique circumstances of each country. We know that the socio-economic factors here in Jamaica have a major role in the trade,” he noted.The Managing Director emphasised that greater communication is needed between the various arms of government that are essential to enhancing the effectiveness of tobacco control measures.They include law enforcement, taxation and revenue protection, customs services, the Health Ministry as well as the appropriate regional and intergovernmental organisations.For his part, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fitz Bailey, said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is committed to disbanding all forms of illicit trade, especially counterfeit products.Mr. Bailey, who is in charge of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), said the process will require partnerships from all other law-enforcement agencies, the JCA, Financial Investigations Division (FID) and Tax Administration Jamaica, to take the profit out of crime.The conference aimed to explore solutions to the problem of illicit trade, especially of counterfeit cigarettes, which results in an estimated loss of $5 billion in revenue to the Government annually.last_img read more

No need for any debate on reservation

first_imgNew Delhi: Asserting that there is no need for any “debate” on the issue of reservation, BJP ally and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday it is a constitutional right of the weaker sections of society.The Lok Janshakti Party president’s comments come days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks that there should be conversation in harmonious atmosphere between those in favour of reservation and those against it. Paswan, however, did not react directly to Bhagwat’s comments, saying he did not know details of his remarks. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He said reservation is a constitutional right and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated it many times that it cannot tampered with. “There is no need for any debate on reservation. This is now available even to the upper castes poor so it is impossible that it will be ended,” he told reporters. He accused opposition parties of doing politics over the issue. “Opposition parties are trying to fuel a controversy. But I believe their lies are not going to cut ice with the people. They tried to make reservation an issue even during the recent Lok Sabha elections but failed,” Paswan stated.last_img read more

Canadians lack knowledge about food recall system survey

first_imgMONTREAL – Canadians are concerned about food contamination and bacteria, but new research suggests many don’t feel personally responsible for keeping themselves safe.In a recent survey by Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University, only about 18 per cent of respondents felt consumers were among the groups most responsible for food safety even though up to 80 percent of contamination happens in consumers’ own kitchens.More than 83 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement that “food contamination primarily occurs before food reaches my home.”Sylvain Charlebois, a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie, says this means most consumers don’t feel responsible, while most food-borne illnesses are due to cross-contamination at home.Respondents also underestimated the number of food recalls in 2017, with more than 60 per cent estimating there were fewer than 50 when there were actually 155.The study surveyed more than one-thousand Canadian adults last month and the results are considered accurate within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.last_img read more