Odisha boy punches his way to Guinness record

first_imgOdisha’s Satyapira Pradhan on Tuesday claimed to have registered his name in Guinness World Records for delivering most number of punches with one hand in one minute.The record was previously held by Pakistan’s Muhammad Rashid, who had displayed his prowess in Karachi on October 22 last year.Confirmation awaitedMr. Satyapira, a physiotherapy student at a city-based medical college, punched 393 times with one hand in a minute surpassing 377 full punches struck by Pakistani martial arts student. The Odisha boy is now waiting for confirmation from Guinness World Records.“I came across this typical record six months ago. Subsequently, I had applied to challenge the record. I got approval from Guinness World Records authorities to make attempts on June 5. After getting approval, I organised the event on Tuesday,” said Satyapira, who hails from Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district.As per the guidelines, two eyewitnesses, two time keepers and one punch pad keeper are required to be present at the event. The one minute video is to be submitted to the Guinness World Records.“A one-minute video was recorded while I kept punching with my right hand. Three separate attempts were made by me. Video of the last attempt was run in slow motion. We counted 398 punches. However, in five punches, we were not sure if I had delivered full-contact punch strikes. So we did not take those five punches into account,” he said.last_img read more

NU gains finals, outlasts Arellano in grueling comeback win

first_imgPVL: FEU drags Adamson into semis game 3 LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight National University showed great resolve and rallied past Arellano University, 25-17, 26-28, 17-25, 25-13, 20-18, to book the first ticket in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Led by their towering spiker Jaja Santiago, the Lady Bulldogs climbed back from a two-sets-to-one hole and rose from a 13-9 in the fifth set in stunning fashion.ADVERTISEMENT Santiago carried NU in the pivotal stretch as she came up clutch with six hits.The Lady Bulldogs also got unlikely help from the Lady Chiefs’ Jovielyn Prado, who committed back-to-back errors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNU, which remained unscathed in the conference, faces either Adamson or Far Eastern University in the championship round.The Lady Tamaraws forced a do-or-die Game 3 on Monday after edging the Lady Falcons in five sets. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Cgarh Assembly session starts; Guv mentions drought relief

first_imgRaipur, Mar 1 (PTI) TheBudgetsessionof Chhattisgarh Assembly today started with GovernorBalramji Das Tandons speech, while the opposition Congress alleged that the BJP government was ignoring the welfare of farmers and labourers.During Tandons address, Congress MLAs raised the issue of non-payment of wages under MNREGA and failure to hike MSP for paddy.The Governor said the last year was challenging due to the country-wide drought; the state faced its first drought in the last 12years.”For the first time, the state government included the word drought in the list of natural calamities underRevenue BookCircular to ensure relief for farmers,” he said.”Under MNREGA, days of employment were increased from 150 to 200. Land revenue and water taxes were waived, relief was given on agricultural loan (repayment), free distribution of seeds for (the next seasons) paddy crop,freepower supply upto9,000 unitsforagricultural pumps,special diesel aid and several other measures were undertaken,” he said.Under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana,the government hiked the financial aid for marriage of the daughters of drought-affected farmers from Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000, he said.In all, the drought-affected farmers were given help to the tune of around Rs 2,000 crore, Tandon said.The Governor also hailed the security forces efforts to root out Naxalism and said the state is marching towards “a decisive battle” against the rebels. (More) PTI TKP KRK IKA BASlast_img read more

NCAA: San Beda pulls away to doom St. Benilde, closes in on elims sweep

first_imgBecoming his own man MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View comments The Blazers seemed in control at the start of the third period, but an unsportsmanlike offensive foul whistled on a driving Justin Gutang for hitting Oftana in the throat altered the entire complexion of the game.SAN BEDA 95—Oftana 29, Canlas 21, Tankoua 13, Soberano 10, Nelle 9, Alfaro 9, Doliguez 2, Cuntapay 2, Bahio 0, Abuda 0, Obenza 0, Carino 0, Noah 0, Etrata 0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bobby Ray Parks, Leo Avenido, Jerrick Cañada named to ABL’s Top 10 all-time best Oftana, the tournament’s leading MVP contender, went to work after a wayward elbow sent him to the ground, scoring 14 points in a dazzling third-quarter breakaway en route to the unbeaten Red Lions’ 17th consecutive victory.They are now looking to sweep the eliminations with a much-awaited encounter with the Lyceum Pirates exactly a week from now, San Beda’s championship rival the past two seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manA perfect 18-0 for the defending champions would mean advancing to the finals outright while waiting for their opponents who must survive a step-ladder semifinal qualification to reach the titular showdown.As for the Blazers, who lost their ninth outing in 16 games, fate is no longer in their hands. The Blazers will have a slim chance of figuring in the playoffs once the San Sebastian Stags (9-6) drop their next three assignments. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MANILA, Philippines–Calvin Oftana fired a career-high 29 points as San Beda turned another predicted nail-biter into a bummer with a runaway 95-73 win over College of St. Benilde on Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

AIADMK holds silent procession in memory of Jayal

first_imgPuducherry, Dec 9 (PTI) Volunteers and leaders of different wings of AIADMK in Puducherry took out a silent procession as a mark of respect to the late party supremo Jayalalithaa today. Secretary of the AIADMK`s legislature party wing A Anbalagan and other legislators, leaders of the labour union, women`s and students` wings and former legislators were among those who participated in the silent procession. The participants sported black badges and also carried black flags marking their sorrow over the death of their leader. All the participants later paid homage at the portrait of Jayalalithaa erected in the vicinity of statue of Dupleix on the beach road and stood in silence for a couple of minutes in memory of their leader. The party had already pleaded with the Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy to erect a life size bronze statue of Jayalalithaa and presented yesterday a petition to him in this regard. PTI Cor RClast_img

Sterling double guides England to win in Spain

first_imgRaheem Sterling ended his international drought with a brace before England survived a second-half onslaught from Spain to record a stunning 3-2 Nations League victory in Seville.A Marcus Rashford goal sandwiched between a pair of finishes from Sterling had Gareth Southgate’s men 3-0 up at the break, though Harry Kane – the architect of two and involved in all three – was their leading light.Things were more one-sided due to Spain’s desperation after the interval and Paco Alcacer scored his 10th goal in six games for club and country just before the hour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Sergio Ramos also found the net with a last-gasp header, but England held firm to claim their first victory in UEFA’s new competition.Spain were quick to apply pressure, but England looked promising and scored a well-worked opener 16 minutes in – Sterling blasting into the top-right corner of David de Gea’s net after Kane and Rashford had combined to put the Manchester City forward in the clear.Rashford was then the man to apply the finishing touch 13 minutes later, as he slotted home after Kane’s inch-perfect pass.Things got even worse for Spain – who had won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Wembley – just before the break.Ross Barkley’s sumptuous ball over their backline found the run of Kane, who squared across goal for Sterling to apply an easy finish.Spain unsurprisingly improved in the second half and Alcacer pulled one back shortly after his arrival in the 57th minute, losing his marker to head in from a corner.Jordan Pickford was then lucky to escape unpunished, as he appeared to pull back Rodrigo Moreno in the area after being robbed of possession by the Valencia forward, who was denied a goal by the goalkeeper’s last-ditch slide tackle.Ramos did find the net when heading in Dani Ceballos’ cross deep into added time, but it was too little, too late for the hosts as England successfully clinched a first away win against Spain since 1987. 3 – Spain have conceded three goals in a competitive home game for the first time ever. Confusion. pic.twitter.com/CnoWN9AvoL— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 15, 2018What it means: Kane is so much more than a strikerDespite his goals in Russia, Kane’s World Cup performances actually attracted criticism as he struggled to get involved in open play. In Seville, however, he showed just how effective he can be when dropping deep. He may not have scored, but his overall contribution was absolutely vital.Rashford breathes a sigh of reliefRashford’s finishing was in the spotlight after a couple of crucial misses in England’s 0-0 draw in Croatia last time out, but on Spanish soil he converted a key chance with ease, having already assisted his side’s opener.Ramos gets it wrongToo often Kane was able to drop into deeper without being picked up by Spain, helping him play crucial roles in England’s second and third goals. Ramos, as the defensive leader, should have ensured that was unable to happen. While he did score a late goal, it could not paper over a disappointing outing.Key Opta stats:- This was England’s first victory – and first goals – in an away match against Spain since February 1987, when Gary Lineker scored all four in a 4-2 victory.- Spain lost their first competitive home international since June 2003 against Greece, ending a run of 38 games without defeat.- This was the first time in their history Spain had conceded three or more goals in a competitive home international match.- England scored with all three of their shots on target in the opening 45 minutes – they didn’t have a single effort on goal in the second half.- Sterling’s goal was his first for England since netting against Estonia in October 2015 – ending a run of 1825 minutes and 27 games without one.- Rashford has scored three goals in his last four appearances for England – as many as he had in his previous 25.- Kane has been directly involved in 39 per cent of the 44 goals England have scored under Southgate (14 goals, 3 assists).What’s next?Spain’s final Nations League group outing in a month’s time sees them face a potentially tricky trip to Croatia, who will no doubt be eager to avenge their 6-0 drubbing in Elche last month. On the same day, England will face United States in a friendly, preparing for their last group game at home to Zlatko Dalic’s men on November 18. read morelast_img read more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil beat Mali 2-0 to finish third

first_imgBrazil profited from Mali’s horrible defensive lapses to finish with a 2-0 win and take the third place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kolkata on Saturday.After a goalless first half, Alan scored in the 55th minute, before substitute Yuri Alberto widened the margin two minutes from the end of regulation time of the third-fourth play-off watched by more than 56,000 spectators at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan.This is the second time the Selecao boys have finished third after the inaugural edition in 1985 in China.FT | #FIFAU17WCPLAY-OFF FOR THIRD PLACE????Brazil 2-0 Mali????Alan & Yuri Alberto on target to clinch third for the South American champions pic.twitter.com/uPbXVVruuL- #FIFAU17WC ????????? (@FIFAcom) October 28, 2017Alan broke the deadlock by capitalising on an incredible howler by Mali goalkeeper Youssouf Koita. The midfielder snatched the ball from Mammadou Samake and set off on a solo run, before unleashing a rasping grounder from the top of the box.Koita was in line to block the shot, but failed to hold on to the ball, which went in between his legs, to the utter disbelief of the Mali reserve bench. Koita himself seemed stunned, and wept inconsolably after the game was over.Alberto, who replaced Lincoln in the in the 74th minute, then made the scoreline 2-0 by latching on to a pass from Brenner inside the box and then let go a right footer virtually unchallenged. A Mali defender standing close by failed to read the situation and Koita was helpless.advertisementMali, however, had seemed much more thrustful in the first half, carrying out a number of fast raids into the opponent citadel. In contrast, three-time champions Brazil looked lacklustre and lacking in motivation, despite having more possession.The likes of Alan and Marcos Antonio tried to cut through the Mali defence, but could not make much headway.The only clear chance that Brazil got in the first half was in the 19th minute when Lincoln dribbled past a few defenders to chip the ball for the hardworking Paulinho inside the box. Paulinho set up Marcos Antonio who shot wide.At the other end, Boubacar Haidara took a firm shot, which was punched out of harm’s way by Brazil custodian Gabriel Brazao. The Brazil shotstopper had a very good game, saving his team’s downfall on a number of occasion. Brazao played consistently well throughout the tournament, and is one of the strong contenders of the golden gloves award.Mali got some more scoring opportunities, but somehow failed to finish.Salam Jiddou was once off-target, while on another Brazao tipped over his right footer for a corner. Jiddou, always active, later set up Mohamed Camara, but the latter missed the mark.The second session saw Brazil taking more initiatives, and close to the hour mark, Paulinho set up Brenenr, who muffed up the chance. The action then shifted to the other end, as Hadji Drame and Mohammad Camara’s efforts were saved by Brazao.Midway into the second half, Brazao looked dehydrated and had to receive treatment on the ground. In the very next minute, Salam Jiddou’s right-footer missed the target after Hadji Drame had done the spadework.A little later, Fode Konate crossed for Lassana N’Diaye, but Brazao saved the situation.Mali came close to scoring late in the second session, but Mahamane Toure’s header off Konate’s cross was not on target.last_img read more

Australia Wins in Baseball Classic Qualifier

first_imgSYDNEY— Catcher Kyle Botha’s bases-loaded double in the sixth inning scored three runs to break open a close game and give South Africa a 9-2 win over New Zealand and a spot in Sunday’s final against Australia in a regional World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament.Keegan Swanepoel had four hits for South Africa, including a two-run single.Jared Elario (1-0) got the win, pitching the first 4 1-3 innings and giving up two runs on two hits. Robert Lewis-Walker pitched the final 2 2-3 innings for the save.Australia beat South Africa 4-1 on Friday to advance to the final. Sunday’s winner clinches a place in the 16-team World Baseball Classic next year.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue jailed for fraud

first_imgWilliams was also convicted of two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, and was sentenced to four years in prison, while Martin was sentenced to five years and three months. Football coach Jack Harper, 30, from Southport, Merseyside, was convicted of fraud and using a false instrument, and sentenced to 18 months in jail. He was acquitted of another count of conspiracy to commit false representation. Martin admitted two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation ahead of trial, along with Stephen Gooding, 53, from Bridgwater, Somerset, who admitted one charge. Gooding was sentenced to 20 months in jail.The company enrolled suitable apprentices to claim money from the colleges, which in turn received funding from the government-run Learning and Skills Council (LSC), later renamed the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Gooding and Harper, who were employed in the business, helped funnel new learners into the scheme. Some of the bogus students were sourced from a summer football camp run by Harper, who secretly enrolled students on to apprenticeships without their knowledge or consent.LM Training even got sixth formers on work experience to come into its office to complete tests on behalf of learners to make it seem as if they had the minimum levels of maths and English competency. The work experience students were told they were just doing practice papers. When the scam unravelled, the SFA demanded its money back, leaving large deficits in the budgets of many schools.Aizlewood denied any wrongdoing during the trial, telling the jury he had been preoccupied by his late wife’s spiralling mental health problems before her suicide in June last year.He told the court he had neither the “time or inclination” to carry out such a complex fraud during the period. Share via Email Share on Facebook Read more Share on Messenger Two ex-footballers have been jailed for their part in a £5m sports leadership scam, which falsely claimed to help young people from deprived backgrounds gain football coaching apprenticeships.Former Wales international Mark Aizlewood, 58, was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday alongside fellow ex-pro Paul Sugrue, 56, who was jailed for seven years, for defrauding “eye-watering sums of government money”.Aizlewood and Sugrue were among a group of six men who promised to help young people not in employment, education or training, known as Neets, gain NVQs in activity leadership. The men claimed millions from further education colleges to provide full-time training in football coaching, work experience and a £95 weekly stipend to 3,800 students, many of whom did not exist or lived at the opposite side of the country from the scheme. When sentencing the six men, Judge David Tomlinson said: “There was a serious detrimental affect on colleges of further education.”He said it involved “eye watering sums of government money” under the pretext of helping disadvantaged people. “This was quite simply shameful exploitation,” he added.Earlier this month, Aizlewood was convicted of one count and Sugrue of two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation by offering the non-existent apprenticeships through their firm Luis Michael Training Ltd. Aizlewood and Sugrue, from Cardiff – along with fellow directors Keith Williams, 45, from Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, and Christopher Martin, 53, from Catmore, in West Berkshire – submitted false accounts to colleges to persuade them to do business with the firm. Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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 hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate – sent direct to you Support The Guardian news Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Wales Reuse this content Topics UK newslast_img read more

James Whitaker stands down and next ECB selector faces tough task

first_imgTrevor Bayliss Cricket ECB … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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 hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Reuse this content Bayliss, meanwhile, remains the likeliest man to oversee England’s first World Cup triumph. The one-day team, despite some reservations about the potency of the bowling, still look promising and are often exhilarating. Moreover the Ashes defeat, while very disappointing, avoided the headlong disintegration of the tours of 2006‑07 and 2013‑14. And Bayliss has already announced that he will be leaving in 2019, at the end of his contract.Instead of high-profile heads rolling James Whitaker, after 10 years on the panel, five of which he has been the national selector, stands down ostensibly in the most amicable way imaginable. “It feels that the time is right, with this new approach, for me to move on,” he said.There will soon be a new national selector with the post being advertised this week. He/she will then appoint a “full-time, independent selector” who will join the head coach (Bayliss) on a panel of three.This means that the anomaly of having cricket directors of county clubs on the panel has been removed. Mick Newell of Nottinghamshire and Angus Fraser of Middlesex are both men of great integrity but they must have found themselves in the odd compromising position throughout their time on the panel.Both could apply for the post of national selector but would have to give up their county jobs if appointed. The same must apply to the other selector since he/she must be “full-time” and “independent”. In addition there will “designated discipline-specific scouts, including the current ECB national lead coaches”.The reduction in number to three on the panel puts more onus upon Bayliss as head coach to have a significant input. In the last 15 months of his tenure it will surely not be possible for him to point out, albeit with engaging candour, that “I’ve never actually seen him play”, when England’s latest recruit enters the dressing room. Joe Root Since you’re here… Traditionally after an emphatic Ashes defeat the captain or the coach is jettisoned. But this time the response from the England and Wales Cricket Board has been more measured and decorous than usual. Two months after the defeat in Sydney Andrew Strauss has announced a modest shake-up of England’s selection process.There are obvious reasons why Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss have survived a 4-0 defeat in Australia. Root is a young captain, still coming to the terms with the job. He could be an excellent leader provided he remembers that his prime function is to score stacks of runs. Share on Messenger Jonny Bairstow blasts England to ODI series triumph in New Zealand Share on LinkedIn Read morecenter_img comment Share on Facebook Topics Share on Twitter Trevor Bayliss to stand down as England head coach at end of 2019 Ashes Support The Guardian Share via Email The role of the selectors can easily be underestimated though it would be preposterous to claim that the Ashes campaign would have panned out any differently with alternative selections. The most obvious mistake, the blindly optimistic choice of Mason Crane, was hardly decisive though it did reveal that even a bunch of craggy old pros can be seduced by wish fulfilment during the selectorial process. Bayliss, Newell and Fraser hardly conjure up the image of “gin-slinging old dodderers”, which was Ian Botham’s memorable description of the selectors three decades ago.The national selector, whoever is chosen, has a tough task. An open and honest relationship is required with the coach and the captain. Most of the time he/she will listen to their opinions and follow them. But just occasionally there must be the strength and wisdom to take a wider perspective and to disagree with the view from the dressing room.Historically the best candidates have seldom been available in England. That may still apply even though Strauss may be eager to boost the status and the salary of the post in 2018. For example, it would be surprising if he could entice any of England’s prominent past captains such as Mike Atherton, Nasser Hussain or Michael Vaughan from their work in the media.However, it is now a proper post. It was not so long ago that a private income or another job was necessary for a chairman of selectors. Of course, any significant increase in salary is matched by a decrease in job security. As we have just witnessed, in the 21st century the chief selector can be as vulnerable as the captain and the coach. Share on Pinterest Sportblog Share on WhatsApp England cricket teamlast_img read more

a month agoBrighton striker Maupay: We deserved more against Burnley

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Maupay: We deserved more against Burnleyby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Neal Maupay says the club deserved more from Saturday’s draw with Burnley.Jeff Hendrick secured a point for the visitors in the first minute of stoppage time to secure a point for the visitors.Maupay said: “We did enough to win. It wasn’t our best game. We didn’t start very well again but throughout the game we got better and we found solutions.”We scored the first goal, which we thought was enough to win.”But they scored a late goal so it was a frustrating game for us.” last_img

Ryan Day’s Statement Probably Means Ohio State Won’t Be Announcing Urban Meyer’s Fate Today

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Friday, Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day issued a lengthy statement on Twitter, which was meant to provide updates on the program – and specifically how practice has been going for the players. Ohio State has not given the media much access since the scandal broke two weeks back.Ohio State also announced that the media will be able to cover practice tomorrow – the final practice of fall camp.Many believe that the fact that Ohio State is allowing the media to cover practice on Saturday morning means that no big news is going to be dropped Friday night.So in short, Ohio State fans probably shouldn’t expect a decision on Urban Meyer coming in the next 12 hours. It wouldn’t make a ton of sense.Ohio State will also open practice tomorrow morning for the media to observe and shoot photos/video on the final day of camp.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 17, 2018There isn’t going to be an announcement today. There never was going to be an announcement today.https://t.co/wgKIRV1BHj— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 17, 2018Just my two cents, but I doubt there’s an Urban Meyer announcement today:1. You wouldn’t release a Ryan Day statement and then trump it with an Urban announcement.2. You wouldn’t invite the media to shoot practice tomorrow morning if the announcement came tonight.— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmesTV) August 17, 2018Meyer is currently on paid administrative leave while the school looks into how he handled 2015 domestic violence allegations against his former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. He issued a statement two weeks ago, but has been silent since.As for the actual timeline on a decision – Sunday will be two weeks since Ohio State formed the committee to decide Meyer’s fate. We should know sooner rather than later.last_img read more

India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil Gavaskar

first_img Rasesh Mandani New DelhiApril 12, 2019UPDATED: April 12, 2019 22:35 IST KL Rahul, who is being looked as an option for the No.4 spot for the World Cup, has hit 3 fifties and a hundred for Kings XI Punjab. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Gavaskar believes India’s selectors might have to look at IPL form for World Cup selectionGavaskar said KL Rahul might be picked as India’s No.4 for the World Cup based on his IPL performancesMSK Prasad and Virat Kohli have said they won’t look at IPL numbers for the World CupIndia’s chairman of selectors MSK Prasad is adamant his committee would not look at IPL form when they select the team for the World Cup on April 15.However, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar reckons the selectors will ultimately be forced to look at IPL performances and decide on which players to pick based on current form.India played their last international match before the World Cup on March 13. The likes of Ambati Rayudu, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant did not score many runs against Australia and Gavaskar believes it could well come down to their IPL form when the selectors meet in Mumbai on Monday (April 15).KL Rahul, who is being looked as an option for the No.4 spot, has hit 3 fifties and a hundred for Kings XI Punjab and Gavaskar feels he could well be in contention for a World Cup berth.”Look, who bats at no.4 will be a matter of debate. And this is where IPL form will be considered because that’s current form. Ambati Rayudu was spoken about when the season started but has lost form sharply and someone like KL Rahul could be chosen for no.4,” he tells India Today.Sunil Gavaskar does not want to read too much into the selectors’ insistence that they will not look at IPL form.Gavaskar is impressed with the way KL Rahul has built his innings in the 2019 IPL. He has scored 317 runs from 7 matches and Gavaskar is now convinced he could be the man India need at the crucial No.4 spot in the World Cup.advertisement”He has played at no.4 in the past. But for some reason he was confused in the past year and a half or so. But we have seen him bat with a lot of focus and concentration in the IPL.”And I don’t think it’s so much a problem for an opener to switch to middle order as opposed to a middle order player to bat in the opening position,” he reasons.Rahul’s ODI career with 343 runs from 14 matches averaging 34 has been patchy to say the least. In half of those games, Rahul has opened and batted at Nos 3,4 and 5 on other occasions.If Rahul can master the art of batting in the middle overs, it also provides him with a chance to break into the playing XI from the beginning of the World Cup rather than remaining a back up for the Dhawan-Rohit pair.Gavaskar rates the Karnataka batting star very highly: “He was supposed to be consistent like a Virat Kohli and a Cheteshwar Pujara because he has that sort of ability with both attack and defence.Look we know about his talent but for the last four years when there have been lot of expectations from him, he hasn’t always scored. But the way he has batted in the IPL, I think he can bat at No.4.”But if the selectors walk the talk, they would not look at KL Rahul beyond the reserve openers’ slot and judge Rayudu without factoring in his IPL numbers. They could then also consider Vijay Shankar as a possible no.4 batting option.”Vijay Shankar does provide you with an additional bowling option along with his batting. Not 10 overs but perhaps 3 or 4. But even with his batting, I haven’t liked the fact that he has gotten out without finishing games. The strokes he has gotten out to do raise a question mark over his temperament,” Gavaskar says.Clearly if Gavaskar had his way, his vote for the crucial no.4 batting slot behind Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli would go to KL Rahul.Also Read | KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundredAlso Read | IPL 2019: Enjoying my batting, says KL Rahul after consistent performances for Kings XIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Sunil GavaskarFollow KL RahulFollow IPL 2019Follow Cricket World Cup 2019 India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil GavaskarSunil Gavaskar believes India’s selectors might eventually look at IPL form to decide on the final squad of 15 for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The selection committee meets on April 15 in Mumbai to select the team.advertisementlast_img read more

Information Minister Commends Strong NDX Support

first_imgMinister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says that support for the National Debt Exchange (NDX) has been “extraordinary” and has expressed the Government’s appreciation. “We want to thank all the banks and private individuals, who have expressed an interest in participating in the NDX and who have given their full support. Without the NDX, what we were facing would have been very difficult for the Jamaica people, especially the poor. What we have done is taken the best deal we could get,” she stated. Minister Falconer was addressing Thursday’s, February 21, Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister. The NDX offer, which expired on Thursday, required financial institutions and domestic holders of government bonds, to exchange higher interest debt for lower cost debt, over extended maturity periods. The success of the NDX offer is critical to securing a four-year funding agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “No debt exchange offer, no programme, and the consequences to our country would be devastating and indeed to us all…this is a transaction, which has to be done now, its not something that can be postponed, and it is not something that we propose to do again,” Finance Minister, the Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips said, at the launch of the offer on February 12.last_img read more

Exclusive Interview Stephanie Drapeau Talks About Her Visit To Baan Unrak

first_imgFresh back from the small village of Sangklaburi, Thailand, actress Stephanie Drapeau sat down with Misty Schwartz to share her experience at Baan Unrak with 150 children and one woman who changed all of their lives.Stephanie Drapeau Visits Baan Unrak In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat is Baan Unrak and what inspired you to go there?Well, Baan Unrak literally means “house of joy” in Thai and that is precisely what it is. It is a home of 150 children (ages 0-18) residing in a small village on the border of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). Most of these children have either been displaced from the Burma conflict, abandoned by single mothers who could no longer care for them, or victims of human trafficking. Twenty years ago, a woman named Didi Devamala traveled to the Thai jungle and slowly but surely the locals brought her these children. With an open heart, she took them in and now she has an amazingly LARGE and loving family.I was inspired to visit Baan Unrak by my husband, Christian Drapeau, who had gone several times and been deeply impacted by the immense transformation of these children, especially considering their backgrounds. To learn of such a place, I had no choice but to follow my heart’s calling and go.Stephanie Drapeau And Her New Friends At Baan Unrak In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat was your experience of Baan Unrak? My experience mirrored that of every utterance my husband had shared, only I felt it within my own heart and saw it with my own eyes, which made it all the more palpable for me. Didi has created not only a home for the children, but a school (K-6), a garden to teach the children how to farm, a bakery for them to learn entrepreneurship, as well as a weaving center, designed to incentivize mothers to remain with their children by giving them jobs. She also teaches them meditation so that they can find peace within themselves, as they don’t always have a parental figure to lean upon.You know, there are so many incredible organizations in our world that aid in healing individuals and communities. But it seems a rarity that one person can create a place with so much love that the callous upbringing virtually disappears from the faces of the children. I’m so very grateful to have come across such a place in our world.Stephanie Drapeau At Baan UnrakCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsDo you plan to work with them? 

Oh do I ever! Yes. Our foundation (One World Foundation) is already working on a project that will help support their weaving center and we have another farming project underway. We have helped to develop the SÚK pants (www.buconscious.com), a hand-woven yoga-esque pant. 100% of the profits go back to Baan Unrak. Our long-standing aim is to bring Baan Unrak toward self-sufficiency so they can continue their mission without the pressures of constant fundraising.Stephanie Drapeau In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsWhat part of your visit impacted you the greatest? 
 
Oh my, there are so many… I filmed a couple of scenes for a project while there, so I took a few hours to teach the kids about acting. When I was done, I asked a few of the girls what they wanted to be when they grew up…and they all answered “an actress!” Then they encircled me with a hug. I contemplated not coming home at that point. Another memorable moment was during a playtime activity where a group of 5 year olds were singing. One would sing, and the rest of the group would repeat the song. I was looking for the leader and I quickly realized that the “teacher” was in fact another 5 year old. The song ended in a silent meditation. To witness these little children meditating melted my heart. The maturity and wisdom they carry is unbelievable! Lastly, we interviewed Didi about her history and how she created this family of children. I felt like I was listening to the story of a modern day Mother Theresa. I was moved and inspired to the core. There were so many more experiences; I could go on for days.Stephanie Drapeau And Her New Friends In ThailandCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsHow do you feel that charitable endeavors shape your life as an actress?The more rich and dynamic my inner life is, the more creative depth I have to offer the role. It’s a matter of the exchange of energy. If I am both giving and receiving, then I am free to share as much of me as is needed for that role. But if I’m not taking part in humanitarian action on some level, something inside of me gets stuck and it directly impacts the work I do. It’s an added bonus that motivates me to stay involved in our global community.What projects can we expect to see you in?You can find me on CASTLE on ABC soon. I also have two films that will be released in January, 2013, CLOSURE and WEDDING DAY and several other films in development.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

Boys Hope Girls Hope Of New York Honors Eli Manning At Its

first_imgOn Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street, Boys Hope Girls Hope New York (BHGHNY), New York City’s only college access urban boarding program, will honor New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning with the Ann & Wellington Mara Award for his outstanding charity work in the community and with helping children in need.Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision Communications, Inc., will be presented with the Vision of Hope Award, presented annually to an individual whose lifelong commitment to philanthropy, community service and to our nation’s youth has inspired, empowered, nurtured and encouraged others to succeed.Each year in May, BHGHNY holds the Vision of Hope Awards Dinner drawing nearly 1,000 influential guests and supporters. Held at Cipriani Wall Street, the gala is the organization’s main source of funding, often raising 65% of its annual operating budget.Co-founded in 1979 by New York Giants Owner, Wellington Mara, BHGHNY, is a regional and autonomous affiliate of Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH), an international charitable organization headquartered in St. Louis, MO with operations in fifteen U.S. cities and in Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. In Brooklyn, NY, BHGHNY operates a rigorous college preparatory boarding program in partnership with Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Cristo Rey Brooklyn. Using residences adjacent to the schools, BHGHNY works year-round to serve at-risk-low-income-first-generation-college-bound-students who have the ability to excel in a nurturing and demanding academic community. As the region’s only urban boarding program, BHGHNY is at the vanguard of youth development and its overall efficacy and approach continue to set new standards in student services and support.“Despite facing enormous challenges, the young men and women under the organization’s care exhibit grit and an uncommon motivation to pursue higher education and become productive and responsible citizens,” said Malick Fall, the organization’s Executive Director. “Over the course of the past four years, our students’ efforts and the generous funding of donors have led to overall program retention and graduation rates of 92% or higher and nearly 100% of graduates have gone on to higher education.”Some recent college acceptances include Princeton, Dartmouth, UPenn, Cornell, Barnard, Duke Georgetown, Holy Cross, Boston College, Brown, NYU, Williams, Swarthmore, Tufts, Hamilton, Colgate, the University of Virginia, Smith, Syracuse and the full range of SUNY and CUNY schools.Mark your calendars. Gather your friends. Celebrate the success that helped create and keep the doors open for deserving and motivated teenagers seeking to pursue higher education and becoming responsible and productive citizens. To learn more about the event, attend or sponsor the gala, call 718-638-1100 or visit click here. Follow Boys Hope Girls Hope New York on Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more

Mozambique UN agency supplies over 30 million to help poor farmers

Small farmers in Mozambique, where two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line, will be able to boost their incomes thanks to a new $31 million boost from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).The new scheme seeks to help 200,000 smallholder farmers and 375 small-scale traders to market their surpluses more profitably to augment their earnings by improving the terms of trade for the planters.It will increase access to agricultural markets, as well as create stronger links between Government agencies, farmers’ organizations, agribusiness enterprises and service providers.The programme – co-financed by the group the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – also aims to improve transport, leading to better access to markets and social services. 17 September 2008Small farmers in Mozambique, where two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line, will be able to boost their incomes thanks to a new $31 million boost from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). read more

Australia PM Tony Abbott unseated by Turnbull

Liberal MPs also voted for Julie Bishop to remain deputy leader of the party. Mr Turnbull is expected to be sworn in after Mr Abbott writes to the Governor General and resigns. Australia is to have a new prime minister after Tony Abbott was ousted as leader of the Liberal Party by cabinet minister Malcolm Turnbull.In the hastily-arranged party leadership ballot, Mr Abbott, who had been plagued by poor opinion polls, received 44 votes to Mr Turnbull’s 54. Earlier on Monday, at a press conference in Canberra, Mr Turnbull said if Mr Abbott remained as leader, the coalition government would lose the next election.He said he had not taken the decision lightly, but that it was “clear enough that the government is not successful in providing the economic leadership that we need” and that Australia needed a new style of leadership. (Courtesy BBC) read more

Over six hundred Chadians returned home from CAR UN refugee agency says

The 609 Chadians were transported in two convoys, according to a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as part of an operation that is expected to be completed by early October.The most recent convoy was on Sunday, carrying 288 people from Bossangoa, CAR, to Amboko camp in south Chad. From there, UNHCR and its Chadian partners transport the returnees back to their home regions and villages, in some cases temporarily housing them in local schools or other buildings. As this is the rainy season, some returnees have to make the final leg to their villages on foot, cattle cart or canoe.From 1999 to 2001, UNHCR helped repatriate thousands of Chadian refugees. Those going back now had decided not to take part in that earlier repatriation operation and to remain in CAR, where they have been self-sustaining. With the growing insecurity in northern CAR since the end of 2004, the group approached UNHCR to organise their return to Chad. Many of the refugees reported attacks by bandits who stole their cattle and prevented them from working in their fields. At the same time, UNHCR is looking into reports from local authorities of some 170 refugees who may have crossed the border from northern CAR into Chad two weeks ago after fleeing attacks by armed groups on their villages. It is also continuing the relocation of more than 2,000 other CAR refugees who crossed over for similar reasons in August.Altogether, there are an estimated 40,000 to 45,000 CAR refugees in southern Chad – at least 10,000 of whom have fled the violence in northern CAR since June. There are another 200,000 refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region in eastern Chad. read more

Are you one of the 20000 running the Dublin Marathon Here are

first_imgAre you one of the 20,000 running the Dublin Marathon? Here are 26.2 tips to help prepare Do NOT forget the Vaseline at the start line! A fitness goal not written down is just an idea – get SMART and make it happen this winter Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 3:48 PM https://the42.ie/3044729 By The42 Team Tapering: As the Race Day gets close you need to start thinking about tapering.  This is when you reduce the volume and intensity of your training to be rested and ready for the Marathon.Goal Setting: Knowing what you want to do before Race Day will make it easier to achieve.  Your goal should be relative to how you’ve trained.Race Route: Familiarise yourself with the route if you have time.  This can be done by driving it or just simply checking the map and elevation profile.  If you live locally then it can help to train on sections of the race route.Race Ready: Prepare everything well in advance.Tried and Tested: Race day is not the day to try out the new running shoes that you bought at the expo even if they are the same as you always use.  Stick with what you know and that also includes your race day breakfast and fuelling plan.GPS: If using a GPS or similar do make sure the battery is fully charged before race day.Confidence: Expect to feel nervous but take confidence from all the weeks and months of training that have helped get you to the start line.Support: 26.2 miles is a long way but you can make it seem shorter by arranging to have friends and family out on the route.  Tell them where you expect to be based on your predicted pacing and it’s worth deciding on whether they should stand on left or right hand side to ensure you don’t miss each other especially if you plan on being supplied with food or drinks.Expo: The Race Expo can be an exciting place but it’s best to get your business sorted as quickly as possible and don’t be tempted to do ‘too many’ laps of the Expo arena. Must remind myself of this tip.Sleep: The most important night’s sleep is the night before the night before the race so don’t worry about not sleeping too well on the night before the race as this is normal because of pre-race nerves.Night before: Prepare everything for race day in advance and double-check everything. Knowing you have everything sorted will make sleeping easier.  Don’t forget to set your alarm clock and maybe even a second one.Race Day: Plan your morning the day before and know your routine.  I sometimes prepare a checklist to avoid missing anything important and would always pin my number to my race T-shirt in advance.Breakfast: Stick with something tried and tested before training runs and don’t consume more than usual.  Do make sure to allow adequate time for digestion and if anything you could even eat a smaller breakfast.  Try to make this your most relaxing breakfast of the week.Travel: Allow sufficient time to arrive at the race start and allow time for parking and unexpected delays. Maybe check the race website for planned diversions due to the race taking place.Satellites: If using a GPS try locking onto the satellites before assembling around the starting area especially for city marathons amongst tall buildings which can delay getting a signal.  I usually leave my GPS on the car dashboard when driving to the race to pick up the signal and then switch it off until the race starts as it can be easier to reconnect with the GPS satellites once the initial fix has been established.Warm up: It’s worth doing even a short warm up as this is how you’ll know if your shoe laces are too tight or your shorts are on backwards.  No need to do too much as the early miles can be used to warm up proper but a few easy strides pre race can also help settle the nerves.Race Start: Arrive in good time to avoid any last-minute panic and sufficient time to allow for a warm-up and finding your friends or pacing groupDon’t Panic: When the race starts don’t get caught up in rush and don’t worry if you happen to be a few seconds off your target when you reach the first mile marker as it’s easier to claim back a few seconds than it is to pay back the oxygen debt from going off too fast.  Start off too fast and you could easily be on borrowed time.Limits: Know your limits and don’t be tempted to try run faster than you’ve trained for.  Having tapered and rested will leave you feeling fitter and stronger than you have felt during some of your training runs but this is when you need to exercise control and discipline.Pacing: It’s not the distance that will get you but instead it’s the pace.  Run at the pace you’ve trained for.Pacers: Run with one of the dedicated pacing groups if there’s one matching your goal time but don’t be tempted to run with a faster group if your time slot isn’t covered.  In this case you could step down and then when you feel comfortable consider increasing your pace.Negative splits: An even pace is best but if you decide to run outside of a pacing group or they don’t match your goal time then you can consider running a negative split.  This means running the second half of the marathon faster than the first half and can be more beneficial than running the first half too fast (positive splits).  Positive splits are usually a result of slowing through fatigue rather than planned.Water stations: Know the position of the water stations and use as required but be careful when passing through as this can be a dangerous part of the course with runners cutting across and discarding bottles.  Some aid stations also supply energy drinks and gels but today isn’t the day to try them for the first time (see Tip 5).  If you think you might use them then find out in advance the supplied brand and try them in training.Hills: If running with a pacing group then you can expect an even pace throughout which might make the hills feel quite tough.The wall: Don’t assume you’ll hit the wall but don’t be surprised and shocked if you do.  Your training should have pushed the wall far enough away that should make it avoidable if you stick with the pace for which you’ve you’ve trained.Post race: Plan your recovery before you start and with that in mind I’d pack a recovery drink in my kit bag.  Arrange a meet-up point for family and friends bearing in mind that the finish area will be quite crowded.Enjoy the race day experience as it’ll soon be just a memory.The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Add us: the42.ie Share222 Tweet Email4 center_img HOW’S THAT TRAINING coming along?Those of you gearing up for this weekend’s Dublin marathon have already completed most of your preparations but there’s always room for some last-minute tips to help you achieve the best result and the most out of your day. So, with the help of running coach John O’Regan, here are our 26.2 tips for running a successful marathon. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 10 Comments Oct 26th 2016, 3:48 PM Short URL 19,301 Views last_img read more