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New Video Shows What Started Texas A&M-LSU FightNew Video Shows What Started Texas A&M-LSU Fight

first_imgA general view of Texas A&M's football stadium.COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 03: General view as Mississippi State Bulldogs kicks off to the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter on October 3, 2015 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)A new video has surfaced appearing to show what started the post-game fight between Texas A&M and LSU’s football staffs following the Aggies’ crazy overtime victory.The video, acquired by Sports Illustrated, shows the lead up to the post-game fracas in which members of both staffs went at it.From Illustrated obtained an eight-second video clip of footage shot in the immediate aftermath of last Saturday’s thriller in College Station, showing the event that triggered the physical altercation involving Fisher, LSU analyst Steve Kragthorpe, LSU director of player development Kevin Faulk and LSU safety John Battle. In the video, Dameyune Craig, a former LSU assistant who now coaches receivers for the Aggies, runs across the field toward Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron, swinging a balled fist in celebration of his team’s win over his former school and the coach who fired him in February 2017. Craig is seen shouting at Orgeron and moving within three feet of the coach before being physically restrained by Fisher, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s nephew who is a student manager for the team.The video then shows Craig stalking the LSU sideline confronting other members of the LSU football team, including a close encounter with starting quarterback Joe Burrow, all the while with Fisher attempting to restrain the coach. Toward the end of the clip, Craig bumps into what appears to be a member of the team’s strength staff, prompting several staff members to surround the coach and Fisher seconds before the altercation transpires. Craig rushed across the field so quickly that he did not detach his headset device, and the headsets are clearly visible dangling near his feet, trampled over by Craig and Fisher in this mad dash.The video can be seen below:Here’s a look at the available clips from the #LSU and #Aggie postgame dust-up in a rough sequence of events, some of the video is slowed down, so all of this probably happens in 20-30 seconds or real time action. Video from @BrentZwerneman @RossDellenger reports— Michael Cauble (@Cauble) November 29, 2018The SEC is reviewing the incidents that took place following this game and punishment could be handed out to members of LSU and Texas A&M’s staffs.You can view Sports Illustrated’s full report here.last_img read more

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Wimbledon 2019 final liveNovak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Wimbledon 2019 final live

first_imgNovak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Wimbledon 2019 final liveWimbledon 2019 final, Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic live streaming and watch online: It’s going to be the battle of titans at Wimbledon as 8-time champion Federer takes on 4-time winner Djokovic in the men’s singles final.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 18:20 IST Novac Djokovic vs Roger Federer, Wimbledon 2019 final watch online: Federer and Djokovic will battle it out for the title (Reuters File Photo)Roger Federer will be eyeing his ninth Wimbledon title when he takes on four-time champion Novak Djokovic on Sunday.Federer and Djokovic will meet in the men’s final at the All England Club for the third time. Djokovic won both of those previous matchups, in 2014 and 2015.Federer did get the better of Djokovic at Wimbledon on Centre Court once, beating the Serb in the semifinals in 2012. Federer, who is 37, is going for his 21st major title, while Djokovic, 32, is eyeing his 16th.Djokovic leads their head-to-head series 25-22, including 9-6 at Grand Slam tournaments.Federer was sublime in beating Rafa Nadal in Friday’s semi-final, whereas Djokovic was not tested nearly so much against Roberto Bautista Agut.The Swiss will need to match those heights again on Sunday to end a four-match losing streak against Sunday’s opponent.It would be unwise to bet against him managing that, but many commentators make top seed Djokovic the favourite.What TV channel is the Wimbledon 2019 men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer?The Wimbledon 2019 semi-final matches can be viewed on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Hotstar will provide the live streaming for Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic.Where will the Wimbledon 2019 final be played and when will it start?The Wimbledon 2019 semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be played from 6:30 PM IST at the Centre Court of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.Where can I watch the Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic?advertisementThe match will be shown on Star Sports Select 1.Where can I check the online live updates of the Wimbledon 2019 final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic?You can follow our coverage here – See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 bySaurabh Kumar Nextlast_img read more

Grind yourself go kill him Telus sorry for badly translated French tweetsGrind yourself go kill him Telus sorry for badly translated French tweets

first_imgMONTREAL – “Take a deep breath, grind yourself. Go kill him.”That was one of the tweets the president of Telus Quebec had to apologize for on Wednesday, a day after one of the company’s Twitter handles seemingly went rogue with horrendously translated French-language messages.Telus’s Francois Gratton released a statement apologizing to all the country’s francophone population, and stating the tweets should never have been posted.The tweet in English was more inspirational: “Take a deep breathe, ground yourself. Go kill it.” The words were displayed over a picture of three jubilant young people seemingly ready to seize the day.Gratton said the French versions of the tweets were posted by an external agency that managed the Twitter account of the Telus Fund, an independent non-profit company funded by Telus and tasked with producing local content.The agency charged with managing that Twitter handle “no longer works for Telus,” Gratton said.Other badly translated tweets included doozies that read, in French: “You have to feed (you) Flourish,” and, “Fill the holes.”Internet denizens were harsh on the company, questioning whether Telus employed any francophones, and asking the telecom firm to spend some cash to hire some.As of Wednesday evening, the Twitter handle for the Telus Fund had been removed from the social platform. And the French-language version of the Telus Fund’s website was not operational.“We didn’t do our job to ensure all the entities that represent Telus publish texts that are respectful toward the French language and toward all the francophones in the country,” Gratton’s statement read. “We are deeply sorry about this situation.”last_img read more

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl but NFL wants them goneProp bets popular for Super Bowl but NFL wants them gone

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Wagers on how many touchdown passes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will throw or how many rushing yards Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will gain are likely to be popular options for bettors on the Super Bowl.But if the National Football League had its way, prop bets would be prohibited as too vulnerable to match-fixing.In September, NFL Executive Vice-President Jocelyn Moore asked Congress to let leagues and regulators ban bets that involve the performance of individual athletes.But Joe Asher, CEO of bookmaker William Hill US, says he’s never seen a player proposition bet being manipulated to fix the outcome.These bets account for a small percentage of regular-season sports bets, but will be more popular during the Super Bowl.___More AP NFL: and Parry, The Associated Press read more

Mogo Finance Technology to merge with Difference Capital Financial in stock swapMogo Finance Technology to merge with Difference Capital Financial in stock swap

VANCOUVER — Mogo Finance Technology Inc. has signed a deal to merge with Difference Capital Financial Inc.Under the agreement, each share of Mogo will be exchanged for one Difference common share.Once the transaction is complete, Mogo shareholders will own approximately 80 per cent of the combined company which is expected to be named Mogo Inc.Mogo says the combination will give it access to approximately $9 million to $10 million in cash and give it control of Difference’s portfolio of investments, which collectively have an estimated fair market value of approximately $24 million.Mogo offers users ways to help them manage and control their finances including products such as free credit score monitoring, identity fraud protection and consumer credit.The deal is subject to Mogo and Difference shareholder approval, regulatory approval and satisfaction of other customary conditions. It is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.The Canadian Press read more

Small biz barometer plummeting in ABSmall biz barometer plummeting in AB

Small biz barometer plummeting in AB AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It appears the drop in oil prices is weighing heavy on the minds of Alberta’s small business owners.According the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the confidence barometer dropped over 11 points in January to 54.8: its lowest mark since the 2009 recession.The CFIB’s Richard Truscott says we’ve gone from having the most optimistic entrepreneurs in our country to the least, in just two months.The survey also showed fewer employers would be hiring full time employees in January compared to December. by News Staff Posted Jan 29, 2015 8:15 am MDT

UN deputy chief urges rampedup support for global peacebuilding effortsUN deputy chief urges rampedup support for global peacebuilding efforts

Addressing the opening of the Second Annual Session of the Peacebuilding Commission at UN Headquarters in New York, the Deputy Secretary-General emphasized the role of peacebuilding at “the core of UN activities in conflict-affected countries” but warned that financing efforts for peacebuilding still remained woefully insufficient.“We do not know exactly how large the financing gap for peacebuilding is, since there are no global estimates of peacebuilding needs. But there are clear indications that allocations to peacebuilding and to institution-building – which is closely related – in conflict-affected countries are grossly inadequate,” Mr. Eliasson confirmed. The UN deputy head told those gathered that in a group of 31 conflict-affected countries, critical institution-building in the political, security and justice areas received less than 10 per cent of official development assistance (ODA) during the period 2002-2013. For the six countries on the agenda of the Peacebuilding Commission Burundi (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia and Central African Republic), only 7 per cent of ODA was allocated to these areas.“This shortfall affects our ability to build and consolidate peace with short term and targeted support to national processes and plans,” he continued.In addition to the funding shortfalls, Mr. Eliasson pointed out that existing funding mechanisms among donors remained “fragmented” as development, security, human rights and humanitarian activities are often funded from different budgets with separate decision-making processes. On the recipient side, the funding mechanisms remain equally scattered across separate funds and “a multitude of plans and strategies on the part of governments, the UN system and other actors on the ground” which, he added, “do not contribute to coherence and a clear focus.”One option to countering such a piecemeal approach would be to enhance the UN Peacebuilding Fund, Mr. Eliasson said, citing the global pooled fund which had already played “a positive role in breaking down the silos” among UN missions and country teams in areas such as the Central African Republic. However, compounding the problem related to fragmentation, the Deputy Secretary-General also noted the lack of robust tax and rule of law institutions in many countries emerging from conflict, cautioning that this only added to the burden facing an effective mobilization of domestic resources.He suggested that this alone made the need for early and sustained investment in capacity building by the international community “even more critical.”“We need to make sure that the Peacebuilding Fund is placed on a solid footing,” Mr. Eliasson concluded. “The Fund has a valuable role to play as a global pooled fund that brings together the political, security and development aspects of peacebuilding.” For the President of the General Assembly, Sam K. Kutesa, the Peacebuilding Fund also remains an important component for supporting peacebuilding activities, which directly contribute to post-conflict stabilization and strengthening the capacity of governments and institutions at national level. Reflecting on the theme of predictable financing from the point of view of the policy-making role of the General Assembly, he reminded the Commission that the international community is working toward the formulation of an “ambitious and transformative post-2015 development agenda.” “The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whose core objective is to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development in its social, economic and environmental dimensions, holds great promise for addressing the challenges faced by countries in post-conflict situations,” he added. It is therefore critical to ensure that adequate resources are mobilized for implementation of the new development agenda, M. Kutesa stressed. “These major engagements will not only seek to address some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity, but will also contribute to finding solutions for the silos and the fragmentation we see in the field of peacebuilding.” read more

Calling all harpers The Arts Council wants youCalling all harpers The Arts Council wants you

first_imgTHE ARTS COUNCIL is conducting a major national survey on harping in Ireland.Toner Quinn, founder of the Journal of Music, has been commissioned to carry out the research.Quinn said that the survey will help the Arts Council decide how it should invest in harping in the future.“The harp has not been given the attention it deserves. It’s one of the bedrocks of Irish music. Everything in traditional music is influenced by the harp.”He added that the harp also has “huge symbolic value” for Ireland, noting its presence on everything from “our coins to the uniforms of army soldiers”.Quinn said there has been a resurgence in harping in recent years, stating: “Since 2000, there’s definitely more people playing the harp.”He noted the diversity of the instrument, saying it is used in various music styles – from traditional and jazz to contemporary and beyond.People often only hear it at weddings where a certain type of repertoire is played, but there’s a whole other side to it.The Arts Council has said that it is keen to to examine the current “vibrant” state of harping and “identify gaps in provision and explore opportunities for cooperation and development to secure the future of the instrument”.Once-in-a-lifetimePaul Flynn, Head of Traditional Arts at the Council, said the survey represents “an important opportunity to document the full breadth and scope of harp playing throughout the island of Ireland”.We are fortunate to have such a rich harping history and so many excellent contemporary practitioners. The Arts Council wants to engage as many harpers as possible in this research to guide our work into the future. Sample question from the survey. Source: Arts CouncilQuinn, who is a lecturer at NUI Galway and a fiddle player, previously worked with the Council to compile the report Towards a Policy for the Traditional Arts.The deadline for completing the harping survey is Tuesday, 8 July. The final report is due to be completed by the end of August.“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people to help shape the future of the harp in Ireland,” Quinn added.Read: Artists receive over €3 million in bursaries over the past three yearsRead: ‘We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking’ – Arts Councillast_img read more

Traveller ethnicity We always knew we were people in our own rightTraveller ethnicity We always knew we were people in our own right

first_img Short URL By Caitriona O’Neill and William Gallagher Sunday 11 Jun 2017, 3:30 PM 1,174 Views Share Tweet Email1 Jun 11th 2017, 3:30 PM center_img Caitriona O’Neill and William Gallagher Traveller ethnicity: ‘We always knew we were people in our own right’ We expect substantial, progressive changes now, for example in repealing the Criminal Trespass legislation, in education and health, and in effective anti-discrimination measures. 118 Comments I am delighted it has finally happened. I’m sad that it took so long, yet hopeful that it will have a good impact on Travellers’ health and our society as a whole. Breda O’Donoghue, Traveller Activist and Chair of Traveller Visibility Group, Cork.THE FIRST OF March 2017 was a historic day for the Irish Traveller community. Following a long campaign, the Irish government formally recognised Travellers as an ethnic group.The announcement was described in the Dáil as a ”watershed moment” which could have a transformative effect on relations between Travellers and wider society.So what does ethnicity mean and what does this recognition mean in practical terms? Everyone has an ethnicity – the term relates to our culture and identity. Travellers as an ethnic group are a recognisable community of people born into a distinct culture with a language, way of life, shared beliefs and values, and a long shared history.For the Traveller community, ethnic recognition is significant, marking a formal government statement of respect and validation for Traveller culture, identity and way of life, as a key part of Irish society.Travellers’ own ethnicity is based on nomadic traditions which have survived anti-trespass laws and which are much broader than just freedom of movement and travelling. Thus, many traditions derived from nomadism have survived and still define Travellers’ own sense of identity today.Ethnic recognition is about promoting pride in Traveller identity and creating a society where Travellers do not face the awful choice between hiding their identity or being treated with suspicion, stereotyped and routinely denied services.I was always proud to be a Traveller and wanted my children and grandchildren to know their culture and be proud of who they are. Now with our ethnicity recognised, I hope that all Traveller children will be able to hold their heads up high and not be ashamed. Katie O’Donoghue, Cork Traveller Women’s Network.Real social change is needed Children of TVG Goras Community Childcare prepare for Cork Traveller Pride Week. Source: Clare KeoghEthnic recognition must also be about real social change for Travellers.As a people, Travellers experience significantly poorer health and life expectancy than the majority population, overcrowded and dangerous living conditions, poorer educational outcomes, poverty and unemployment.The shocking statistics about Traveller suicide (it’s seven times the national average) and the Traveller accommodation crisis have made national headlines again and again. There is also the prejudice and discrimination faced by the Traveller community on a daily basis.As Travellers, ethnic recognition is about having our culture and history valued as an important part of Irish society. It is a historic step towards equality and inclusion for Travellers. Brigid Carmody, Traveller Activist and Project Co-ordinator, Cork Traveller Women’s Network.Limiting our expectationsOn the day of the formal recognition, the two government speakers both sought to limit the impact of what was happening.While Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated that this “symbolic recognition… will create no new individual, constitutional or financial rights”, Minister-of-State, Denis Staunton, said: “this is a hugely important and symbolic gesture that is very important to Travellers, but it has no legislative implications, creates no new rights and has no implications for public expenditure.”Traveller activists and organisations have come a long way to reach this watershed. Yes, we accept the symbolic gesture, but we also hope and expect that there will be legal and policy implications, following this recognition.We do expect substantial, progressive changes, for example in the delivery of Traveller accommodation, in repealing the Criminal Trespass legislation, in education and health, in effective anti-discrimination measures and cultural rights, including in the contentious area of Traveller horse ownership.Prior to the formal recognition of Traveller Ethnicity by the Irish State, many Traveller activists spoke of a policy of “ethnicity denial” before now.If they only listened to us over 30 years ago. We always knew that we were people in our own right. I just hope that this is not too little too late. When I look at all the damage that has been done, I hope that this will encourage government departments to engage more meaningfully with us, and that it brings about real equality for Travellers. Anne Burke, STHN Project Coordinator and co-founder of the TVG.Respecting Traveller culture Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Traveller and blacksmith, with his grand daughter Megan O’Sullivan at this launch of this year’s Cork Traveller Pride Week.Ethnic recognition marks a national statement of respect for Traveller culture and an embracing of cultural difference which can and should be a lever and catalyst for change. Travellers should now look forward to greater protection from discrimination and also should be included in national anti-racism and integration policies.Traveller culture and heritage must be respected, supported and protected as a key part of the fabric of Ireland.This piece was co-written by the Traveller Visibility Group Cork and the Cork Traveller Women’s Network for Traveller Pride Week, June 2017. This year’s Cork Traveller Pride Week runs from June 12 to 18 in locations across Cork city. A free family event will take place in Fitzgerald Park on Saturday, June 17 from 12-3pm to give all ages an opportunity to learn about Irish Traveller’s history, culture, traditions and crafts. Cork Traveller Pride Week events are open to the public, are free to attend and all are welcome.Opinion: ‘We still don’t have crucial parental rights for same-sex married couples’>Andréa Farrell: ‘There is such a social taboo in admitting to bowel troubles’> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Baba Ramdevs Patanjali Group compels FMCG firms Hindustan Unilever and Dabur toBaba Ramdevs Patanjali Group compels FMCG firms Hindustan Unilever and Dabur to

first_imgBaba Ramdev’s Patanjali Group, the new kid on the FMCG block in India, is increasingly challenging established players like Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and Dabur India.With its formidable range – toothpastes, noodles, rice, chyawanprash, personal care and Ayurveda products – Patanjali products are making steady inroads into the FMCG space, even as HUL is facing sluggish growth and margins, as reflected in its third quarter results, when volumes grew by just 6% and net profit declined 22%.The Haridwar-based Patanjali Group is growing at a faster clip and is projected to reach Rs 1,000 crore within 12 to 18 months, said Kishore Biyani, CEO of Future Group that retails Patanjali products through its Big Bazaar outlets, once logistics are fully in place, given that demand outstrips supply.”The demand is much more than the supply of Patanjali products, so supply also needs to be fixed up. However, once everything is fixed up, we can achieve Rs 70-80 crore a month probably in the next 12 months time,” Biyani told business news channel CNBC-TV18.”We have an understanding that we want to touch close to Rs 1,000 crore by next year,” he added.Currently, sales of Patanjali products hover around Rs 30 crore every month. Patanjali was ranked as one of the top 10 brands in India during the second week of 2016 by television audience research firm BARC India.The increasing popularity of Ayurveda and naturals is prompting Dabur India also to strengthen its existing range of products like chyawanprash, which contributes 40% to its sales and expand with new offerings like post-natal health tonic dashmularishta and menstrual pain relief tonic ashokarishta, Ramarao Dhamija, Dabur India category head of mother and child care, had earlier told The Times of India.HUL also wants to jump on to the bandwagon, according to its CEO, Sanjeev Mehta. The Indian arm of Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever is planning to bring its Ayush brand back, since Ayurveda and naturals are back in vogue, Mehta told CNBC-TV18.HUL reported a modest growth of 2.7% growth in revenues at Rs 7,981 crore and 22% decline in net profit at Rs 971 crore for the third quarter ended 31 December, 2015, as compared to the corresponding period last fiscal.Dabur India will be declaring its third quarter results on 28 January.last_img read more

UCO Bank names Yash Birla as wilful defaulter heres why RBI wontUCO Bank names Yash Birla as wilful defaulter heres why RBI wont

first_imgReutersYashovardhan Birla, the chairman of Yash Birla group and a member of the Birla family, was declared a wilful defaulter by UCO Bank on Sunday, June 16. The notice came after Birla Surya, a subsidiary of the Yash Birla group, defaulted on loans of about Rs 68 crore.The notice stated that Birla Surya was sanctioned a credit limit of Rs 100 crore for manufacturing multi-crystalline solar photovoltaic cells. It clarified that the outstanding with unapplied interest is about Rs 68 crore because of which the account was declared as a non-performing asset (NPA) on June 3, 2013.RBI, in a master circular in 2015, had debarred the company from any kind of financial help. It also declared that the companies which had falsified accounts and history of fraudulent transactions should be debarred from institutional finance from commercial banks and NBFCs. The wilful defaulters should be denied loans for five years after their names are removed from the RBI list or the credit information companies.UCO Bank also revealed the names of seven wilful defaulters who have total unpaid dues of Rs 740 crore. The names include Mehul Choksi, Manoj Jayaswal and Abhishek Jayaswal.last_img read more

508 Hindu refugees going back to Myanmar Diplomat508 Hindu refugees going back to Myanmar Diplomat

first_imgUN Security CouncilMyanmar has said that 508 Hindus are among around 1,000 refugees cleared for the first batch to be repatriated to their homes from Bangladesh.The list, which also includes 750 Muslims, has been handed over to Bangladesh authorities to “expedite” the process of repatriating refugees now in the neighbouring country, Myanmar’s permanent representative Hau Do Suan told the UN Security Council on Tuesday during a briefing on the situation there on Tuesday.The repatriation process has not yet started, although he said that it was to have begun on 23 January under an agreement with Bangladesh.Myanmar has provided Bangladesh side the resettlement plan covering livelihood assistance, access to basic services, and safety arrangement for verified returnees, he added.The UN high commissioner for refugees, Filippo Grandi, however, told the council that the situation in Myanmar was not yet conducive for the return of refugees.”An end to violence and destruction of property and granting humanitarian access throughout Rakhine State — as called for by the secretary-general (Antonio Guterres) — were critical, basic steps,” he said.He acknowledged, though, that the flow of refugees to Bangladesh was significantly reduced.Bangladesh’s permanent representative Masud Bin Momen disputed that assertion saying that the flight of Rohingya fleeing to his country continued unabated and that 1,500 had come over in the first 10 days of February.The council session was marked by sharp divisions with mainly the veto-armed China and Russia taking a more conciliatory approach to Myanmar and the Western countries and Kuwait following a hardline accusing it of ethnic cleansing, precluding any action.US permanent representative Nikki Haley, who insisted on referring to Myanmar as Burma, said, “The Security Council has so far failed in its responsibility to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern Rakhine state.”She said the council must hold the military accountable for its actions and pressure state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge the “horrific acts” taking place there.She called on Guterres to appoint a special envoy for Myanmar.There hasn’t been a pointperson on Myanmar since former Indian diplomat Vijay Nambia left the position of special adviser for that country when Ban Ki-moon completed his term in 2017 as secretary-general.Council president Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi of Kuwait also accused the Myanmar government of carrying out an ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas and said that refugees could not voluntarily return home unless confidence-buiding measures were undertaken.Russia’s deputy permanent representative Dmitry Polyanskiy, however, said that the overall situation was under control because of the efforts of the Myanmar authorities.He said relying on subjective and contradictory versions of events was not conducive to bringing peace to Myanmar.China’s permanent representative Ma Zhaoxu said the objectives of ending hostilities, restoring order and finding solutions through dialogue had largely been achieved.He said international community should acknowledge the difficulties in repatriating the refugees because of the complex situation in Rakhine state and be patient while extending support to the process.The current crisis that sent about 700,000 refugees – most of them Rohingya Muslims – across the border to Bangladesh followed alleged attacks on Myanmar security posts in August 2017 by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which is led by Karachi-born Ata Ullah leading to counterattacks by the armed forces and vigilantes.Permanent representatives Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue of Cote d’Ivoire and Anatolio Ndong Mba of Equatorial Guinea condemned the action of ARSA, even as they also condemned the Myanmar government for the attacks on the Rohigya.Tanoh-Boutchoue said that he was concerned that the Islamic State and the Al Qaeda could exploit the situation.Suan said that although there have been no major clashes during the last six months, “there is always a threat of ARSA terrorists who are taking refuge among innocent peoples” returning.last_img read more

Cardinals Host North Carolina on Saturday AfternoonCardinals Host North Carolina on Saturday Afternoon

first_imgLouisville won its sixth straight and 10th in the last 12 games as the Cardinals prevailed 82-54 at Wake Forest on Wednesday. Jordan Nwora scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Dwayne Sutton produced his fifth career double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals. UofL limited the Demon Deacons to 26.5 percent shooting from the field. Live Stats Louisville, ranked 15th by AP and 16th in the USA Today poll, opens the month of February with its lone home game in a four game stretch as the Cardinals face No. 9/10 North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday. The Cardinals are very balanced on the offensive end, with five players averaging over eight points.  Sophomore Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals in in scoring and rebounding with 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.   Dwayne Sutton ranks second on the team in scoring with 10.2 points along with 6.9 rebounds per game. Christen Cunningham is third on the team in scoring with 10.2 points and leads the team with 87 assists on the year.  Steven Enoch averages 9.7 points per game along with 5.3 rebounds per game while Malik Williams is averaging 8.1 points and pulling down 5.3 rebounds per game.  GAME 22Date: Feb. 2, 2019Time: 2:00 p.m.Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (143-22 in 9th year)Television: ESPN – Mike Couzens, play-by-play; Chris Spatola, analyst.Radio: WKRD (790 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Bob Valvano, analyst (Sirus channel 78, XM 210, Internet 965)Series History: Louisville trails 6-13 (4-1 in Louisville, 1-3 in Chapel Hill, 1-9 neutral)Last Meeting: UofL 83, North Carolina 62 (Jan. 12, 2019 in Chapel Hill, N.C.)UL National Ranking: 15th Associated Press, 16th USA TodayOfficials: Ted Valentine, Bert Smith, Earl WaltonNext UofL Game: Feb. 4 at Virginia Tech, Blacksburgh, Va., 7 p.m. ET (ESPN) Story Links North Carolina is fifth in the nation in rebounding margin (+9.9), is second in assists per game (19.8) and third in scoring offense (87.6 ppg). Six Tar Heel players are averaging over eight points a game, led by Cameron Johnson (15.8 ppg). UNC is No. 5 in the Sagarin Ratings, No. 7 in ESPN’s College BasketballPower Index (BPI), No. 9 in the NET rankings and No. 7 by Ken Pomeroy through Jan. 30. Louisville Game Notes North Carolina Game Notes North Carolina (16-4, 6-1 ACC) has won eight of its last nine games, including winning 77-54 at Georgia Tech in its last game on Jan. 29 as Cameron Johnson scored 22 points and gathered three steals and Coby White totaled 19 points and eight assists. Louisville trails 6-13 in its series against North Carolina, but the Cardinals have won three of the last six matchups. Louisville handed the Tar Heels their only ACC loss of season in winning 83-62 in Chapel Hill, N.C. earlier this year (1-12-19) as Dwayne Sutton totaled 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists while Steven Enoch and Jordan Nwora each scored 17 points as well. Four meetings have come in the NCAA Tournament, including twice in regional finals. Louisville’s current six-game win streak is its longest conference win streak in the Cardinals’ five years in the ACC and longest since winning seven straight league games in 2013-14. UofL’s 7-1 ACC record is its best ACC start. Louisville has a 46-12 record in its conference home games over the last six years (.793). UofL has the fourth-most conference home wins in its five years in the ACC with a 31-9 ACC home record. Jordan Nwora is the second-most improved scorer in the nation with his 18.2 scoring average up 12.5 ppg from his 5.7 average last year. He led UofL with 20 points at Wake Forest, his 10th game this season with 20 or more points. Dwayne Sutton has had double-doubles in four of the last seven games, including his last game at Wake Forest with 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals. He has scored in double digits in nine of the last 12 games. Steven Enoch produced his second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds two games ago vs. Pitt. UofL is 9-2 when Enoch scores in double figures. He is averaging 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and shot 60 percent from the field over the last seven games. Louisville has allowed less than 55 points in three of its last four games. Wake Forest became the ninth opponent Louisville has held under 40 percent shooting on the year and 55th over the last four years. Louisville is 24th in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency by Kenpom. UofL has scored 80 or more points in 13 of its 21 games (79.6 ppg) and the Cardinals are 14th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency by Kenpom. UofL is second in the ACC in scoring offense for conference games (81.1 ppg).Print Friendly Version CARD FILESlast_img read more

A US High School Turned Alien Into a Rad Stage PlayA US High School Turned Alien Into a Rad Stage Play

first_imgStay on target Can’t stop posting video from this – Alien needs to go to Broadway NOW! (But only with HS kids)— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) March 23, 2019 Bizarre Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua Is Not an Alien SpacecraftReebok Releases 40th Anniversary ‘Alien’ Stomper Sneaker We are impressed! 40 years and still going strong…— Alien (@AlienAnthology) March 23, 2019Alien might have hit the big screen 40 years ago, but this next-level stage adaptation shows how the movie still has a memorable impact on fans today.More on Gas Could Be a Sign of Alien Life, Study SaysWatch: A Giant, Alien-Looking ‘Ice Disk’ Is Floating Down a Maine River Barnard’s Star Hosts Icy Planet With Potential for Alien Life Alien is back in the spotlight, thanks to a New Jersey high school that performed a full-length stage adaptation of Ridley Scott’s eerie sci-fi flick.Led by Perfecto Cuervo, an English teacher at North Bergen High School, NBHS Drama Club students went all out for the cool production, which was held on March 19 and March 22, Gizmodo reported. According to audience members, the actors portrayed the suspenseful, creepy moments of the original Alien film with a touch of humor.The play’s trailer is hilarious: The students look very “serious” in what looks like a spaceship setting. Plus, the horror-meets-retro soundtrack shows a comedic perspective on Alien, which spooked out audiences decades ago.AdChoices广告The offbeat production didn’t go unnoticed though: Entertainment Weekly noted that the play went viral after Adam Savage, a Mythbusters alum, discovered the play and wrote, “OMFSM I need to see this,” on Twitter.OMFSM i need to see this. Wow— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) March 23, 2019Other people also praised the quirky play on Twitter, and noted how the play’s props were “made out of recycled materials” and how “it needs to go to Broadway.” Plus, Alien’s Twitter page praised the play and shared some pictures of the futuristic set in a Twitter post.I love that north bergen high school did alien last night as their school play, so I’m gonna keep tweeting about how great it is..everything was made from recycled materials .. so nuts amazing I’m so proud of my hometown— Andrew Fernandez (@bhsdrew) March 23, 2019last_img read more

Kathak is a bridge between the East and the WestKathak is a bridge between the East and the West

first_imgWhat does dance mean to you?For me, dance is my breath, my life. It is my expression, my identity and is the essence of embodiment of love, concern, sensitivity and humanity. How would you define yourself as a dancer?I am a dancer who uses the depth that comes from knowledge and understanding of music, poetry and literature and a deep awareness and sensitivity to the surrounding environment. I am deeply interested in different philosophical traditions and cultural interpretations.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ How did you get into dancing?I was extremely lucky to have been born into a family that, despite being traditional, was very forward looking and gave me the fullest support to be who I am. My family had several stalwarts in fields of literature, classical performing arts and politics. Hence it was natural for me to imbibe all these. It was no wonder that I was initiated into Indian philosophy and arts from my earliest years. I was initiated into dance at a very young age when I was not even three years old. To channelise the excess energy and because of the family background, my mother took me to the famous dancer-actress of yester years, Sadhona Bose. For me, I had found my life and breath! Dance, since then, has become my life, my breath, reason for my existence. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix You have been performing as a Kathak dancer for over six decades. How has your journey been?Life has been full of sweet and “not so sweet” experiences. This trajectory between birth and the inevitable death has been full of adventures. I was born at a time in Indian history where dance was not acceptable as a profession in an upper middle class family. People extolled my achievements awhile on the other hand, my parents and I had to face a lot of criticisms.  Even though I have been on stage for over six decades, but my early recognition as a professional dancer began in 1970-71. It has been a fascinating journey where one has seen so many changes in perceptions and acceptance towards dance, changing scenarios even within classical dance and changing aesthetics of presentation and content.As for me and my works, I can only say that I have always been instinctive and spontaneous. I love the entire vast canvas that Kathak affords, namely that of rhythmic abstraction at its height, as also the infinite vastness of the abhinaya canvas. Rhythmic wizardry is captivating not only to the performer (and that to in his/her youth) but also to the audience. I believe in being true to oneself and I believe in classicality of approach, depth, and expression. It is a heady process but so satisfying and enriching as I keep learning each time.  You have spearheaded and produced international collaborative works with leading dancers of West. How do you think they perceive Indian dance and how was the experience?I have found the Western audience to be most awed and interested in Indian classical dance as many of them take it as a true aesthetical representation of Indian philosophy, literature, music and movements including the costumes that all exude the flavour of Indian-ness. All dance forms in all cultures are narrative even in their abstraction yet the fascination for Indian classical dance is greater because of the extensive usage of gestures to convey the meaning of the accompanying text and of facial expressions. The intricacies of our rhythmic patterns and the ‘raga’ system of music that are intimately part of Kathak or any classical dance form, also has great appeal.But on collaborative works, I would like to state that dance, a universal vehicle of expression, has many clothings, each being colourful and riveting. If Kathak and Flamenco were gravity bound, then ballet’s approach was to release itself from gravitational pull. In this process of collaborative works, I also found that it is Kathak alone that can truly be said to be a bridge between the West and the East.In all our collaborative works, language was never a problem for all of us understood each other perfectly as we all spoke the one unifying language and that was the language of gestures and emotions! How easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in this field? What do you think one has to do to excel?All vocations including dance require dedication, solid foundation of training, hard work, depth in approach and execution, understanding of all related disciplines and perseverance. Then only can anyone hope to make a mark in the chosen field be it classical dance or something else.  How would you define yourself as a guru?As a guru, one strives to impart a solid training in all aspects of Kathak. Yet at the same time one exhorts the disciples to sensitise themselves to imbibe the ethos and spirit of dance, approach to a movement and so many related issues that can be imbibed through observation and experience. But at the same time, one is always exhorting them to reason and be sensitive to surroundings for dance helps in maintaining the innate sensitivity and concern. It is extremely important that one should be a brilliant dancer but it is equally important that one should be a good human with good values and ethics. As a Guru, one would like to see the disciple to grow and become an independent strong tree capable of flowering and bearing fruits. A thought that I usually share with all students and parents is that our ancient Indian philosophy has always laid equal emphasis on arts as well as academics thereby balancing the negative and positive elements within us (call it tandava and lasya or call it yin and yang etc). The emphasis has been on ‘balanced development’. What do you think is the future of Indian classical dance?Indian classical dance traditions have come down to us for the last several millennia. Speaking of Kathak, in its over 2500 years of recorded history it has weathered several storms of invasions, cultural impacts, winds of globalisation thousands of years ago. Yet Kathak has flowed and is still there, for all of us to see and experience. Unlike the popular arts that capture the imagination for a limited period of time, the classical performing arts reaches the inner being. Today one finds that there is a growing number of young children taking to classical arts in spite of being also captivated by the surrounding glamour of popular arts but also several grown-up individuals who are seeking inner fulfillment and inner peace in classical performing arts.   How do you think we can popularise Indian classical dance and music forms like Kathak across the world? Popularising classical performing arts should be such that it becomes part of a being and that the core values that it subtly entails all of us to understand, removed from the glamour of crass commercialism, are imbibed. The effort should start early at school level as part of main curriculum besides the home, because it is then that these individuals grow up to be citizens engaged in various vocations but who are imbued with a sensitivity and appreciation of the classical performing arts all over the globe. It is these citizens who form the audience, the rasikas.  Tell us about your favourite creation in your repertoire?It is difficult to say which has been or is my favourite creation. Each one is so different and they were all born out of my inner beliefs and thoughts, my response to various stimuli that could come from music, a text or an incident. These creations range from abstract rhythmic patterns to contextual creativities touching subjects of humanism, women and children issues, philosophical issues, the five vices of moh, lobh, kaam, krodh, ahankar among several others.last_img read more

Qantas decision to offshore 747 maintenance short sighted and lazyQantas decision to offshore 747 maintenance short sighted and lazy

first_imgMr Walton noted that the decision sits uneasily with Qantas management’s current campaign for government assistance. “Qantas is busy making the case to the Australian government and the Australian people that it deserves a hand because it contributes to the national interests. We fully agree with their case in principle, but they have to start showing the nation a bit of good faith here,” Mr Walton said. “Even given Qantas’ intention to move 747 maintenance out of Avalon, the company has a range of options to keep that work in Australia,” Mr Walton said. Qantas’ decision to cease maintenance of its Boeing 747 aircraft in Australia is short sighted, lazy and unnecessary, according to the Australian Workers’ Union. “Australian engineers have been performing maintenance on these aircraft since Qantas’ first 747 went into operation in 1971. We understand Qantas needs to compete in a tough environment, but this particular decision is completely unjustifiable, because so many options exist to avoid it. “Here they had a golden opportunity to show they were prepared to sit down and work through a solution that was good for business and good for Australian workers. Instead they have simply reached for the ‘offshore’ button. It’s sloppy and shows no regard for the 300 workers whose left on the scrap heap last year. “Maintenance facilities in both Sydney and Brisbane have the available slots to perform this work in Australia at a world class standard, as it has always been done. We have engineers in this country with the skills to keep doing this job and doing it well. “If Qantas management is trying to convince Australians they deserve a helping hand, they might want to try meeting Australians halfway when it comes to acting like a responsible corporate citizen.” “Today’s decision is simply a case of lazy management. Instead of working with Australian operations to slot 747 maintenance into existing facilities, they have simply pulled the offshoring ripcord.” Qantas intends to seek offshore maintenance of its 747s, after the 300 workers who performed the work at its Avalon facility were sacked last year. However AWU National Vice President Daniel Walton said numerous options exist for Qantas to keep the maintenance work in Australia. Source = Australian Workers’ Unionlast_img read more

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first_imgAs a former 10-year veteran of the NFL, Wolf has first-hand experience in a league that has made a habit of making and breaking young men.Below, “Uncle Ron” offers sage — if not unsolicited — advice to a handful of Cardinals rookies, which we’ve compiled for your reading pleasure.Rodney Gunter The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Life in the NFL is difficult. The physical and mental demands of the sport weigh heavily on every player, job security is fleeting and the expectations to perform at a high level are constant. Now imagine life as a rookie in the NFL. Forget the aforementioned burdens; adjusting to a new playbook, new teammates, a new city and newfound money in your bank account can be difficult enough.Enter Ron Wolfley, co-host of Doug & Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Chris Johnson’s a great guy. I hate that it came down this way for him, but we had to do something to help our football team,” Arians told“(Peterson has) run the football all his life. Very similar in Minnesota to what we do, and is a good fit.”The 32-year-old signed a two-year, $7 million contract back in April with the Saints. Peterson’s 2017 compensation of $3.5 million — $1 million guaranteed, $2.5 million signing bonus — was fully guaranteed at signing. In 2018, none of Peterson’s $3.5 million is guaranteed. The deal includes $2.4 million in total roster bonuses, a $1.05 million salary and $50,000 in workout bonuses.“We are always on the lookout for opportunities to improve our team and we look at this as one of those opportunities,” said general manager Steve Keim. “What Adrian has accomplished in this league is well-established. Our need for a spark in our running game right now is also obvious and we are excited to give him the chance to provide that.”Peterson spent the first ten years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings before signing with the Saints in April. The fit in New Orleans was a strange one from the get-go. As part of a running back rotation with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, Peterson got only 27 carries in New Orleans’ first four games. He rushed for 81 yards, averaging three yards per attempt. In his first game as a Saint, Peterson was captured by television cameras appearing to yell at New Orleans head coach Sean Payton during a Monday Night Football loss against Minnesota. Peterson later clarified that he was only suggesting certain running plays to the head coach.Let’s be clear…I said we need to run the ball up their Donkey. Nothing more. I’m passionate but respect my coach at the same time— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 12, 2017In the week following the Monday night game, Peterson did talk to reporters about his lack of playing time.“I didn’t sign up for nine snaps, though. But unfortunately that’s the way the game played out,” Peterson told ESPN’s Mike Triplett. “In my mind, personally, I knew it was gonna take some adjusting. You know, me and Mark [Ingram] played in the last preseason game, and [Alvin Kamara] didn’t even play that game. So with all three of us being out there, I knew it would take a game or so to kind of get adjusted. So we’ll see how things [go] this week.”Only two seasons ago, Peterson led the league in rushing, amassing 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Vikings. It was the third time he led the league in rushing, and the first since 2012, when he totaled 2,097 yards — the second-highest total in league history and only eight yards behind Eric Dickerson, who set the record for the Rams in 1984. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Peterson ranks 16th on the league’s all-time rushing yardage list with 11,828 yards, which is second behind Indianapolis’ Frank Gore among active players.The Cardinals rank last in the NFL in rushing with 259 yards on 100 carries — just 51.8 yards per game. Eighteen players in the league have more yardage on the ground than Arizona does as a team. Arizona has been struggling to move the ball in the run game since All-Pro running back David Johnson went down with a wrist injury in Week 1. That has been exacerbated by a rash of injuries on the offensive line that have necessitated nine different players getting a start through the season’s first five weeks.center_img New Orleans Saints’ Adrian Peterson (28) on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The Saints won 34-13. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Injuries have been an issue for Peterson in recent seasons. Last year, he suffered a torn meniscus in Week 2 and saw action in only three games total, gaining 72 yards on 37 carries. In December of 2011, he landed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL and MCL, yet was ready to go in Week 1 the next season, just eight months after surgery. He would go on to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award in 2012.Peterson also missed the majority of the 2014 season after receiving a suspension stemming from an indictment on child abuse charges. He landed on the league’s Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list that required he remain away from all team activities.Peterson was originally a first-round pick of the Vikings in 2007, and was famously passed on by the Cardinals, who had the fifth overall pick. Instead, the Cardinals drafted tackle Levi Brown out of Penn State, who spent seven mostly forgettable years with the franchise.The former Oklahoma star is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time First Team All-Pro. He was the 2007 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and in addition to winning the league’s MVP award in 2012, was named the AP Offensive Player of the Year that same season. As recently as 2013, Peterson was ranked No. 1 in NFL Network’s annual offseason ranking of the league’s top 100 players. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals have struggled mightily to run the football in 2017, and Tuesday, they did something about it.ESPN’s Dianna Russini was the first to report the news that general manager Steve Keim pulled the trigger on a trade, acquiring former Pro Bowler Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints.The team made it official, adding that they will be giving up an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the pick will be a sixth-rounder. Upon the move, the Cardinals also released starting running back Chris Johnson.last_img read more

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