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first_imgA day after several Bengali actors joined the BJP, noted film-maker Aparna Sen on Friday said they were leaving a “sinking ship” and drifting towards power. The actors were with the CPI(M) when it was in power, rallied behind Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee when she took over the reins of the State and are switching over to the BJP when it is gaining ground, she told PTI in an interview. On Thursday, several Bengali actors, including Parno Mittra, Rishi Kaushik, Kanchana Moitra and Rupanjana Mitra, joined the BJP at its headquarters in the presence of the Party’s West Bengal unit head Dilip Ghosh and senior functionary Mukul Roy.“Now that Mamata is slowly losing ground and the BJP is gaining, they are going to the BJP. Where there is power, they will go. There are people like that. I don’t care about them, I don’t think about them,” Ms. Sen, who is in Delhi for the premiere of her film “Ghawre Baire Aaj”, said. “People leave the sinking ship and go where the power is. It’s a common human instinct,” she added. Over the years, the TMC has been fielding several Bengali superstars as candidates for elections. Superstar Dev won the Lok Sabha polls for the second term this year, while actors Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty debuted in Parliament this time. Ms. Sen, who is known for being vocal on socio-political issues, said Hindi film stars have to think about the wider range of audience they cater to and that’s why they don’t publicise their political stands. “If they are seen to have any political colour, then they will have a problem,” the 73-year-old said. She said the BJP is “gaining ground” in West Bengal due to the failure of the Trinamool government and the lack of a viable alternative. “I don’t think they (people of Bengal) see any alternative actually at the moment because TMC government also has failed them and the Left, for all practical purposes, doesn’t exist anymore and Congress is also hardly there.” “But I think the Left and the Congress need to rise again. Because apart from anything else we need a strong Opposition,” she added. Ms. Sen was one of the many celebrities who campaigned against the Left government during the Nandigram and Singur movement, which helped the TMC come to power in 2011. In 2006-07, there were mass protests against the then Left State government over land acquisition for a Tata Nano factory in Singur and a chemical hub in Nandigram. The multi-lingual actor-director, who has made films such as “36 Chowringhee Lane” and “Mr. and Mrs. Iyer”, said in response to a question that she has always been a strong critic of Ms. Banerjee and had never supported her politically.“I didn’t support her cause. I was only against the massacre in Nandigram. I was not supporting Mamata’s cause. I was against uprooting of people in Singur when there was a land just opposite, where that could have been done [the Tata Nano factory]. “That was along with many other people, not just me. Nobody supported Mamata. Mamata happened to be the vote catcher and she took advantage of that situation. In fact, I have criticised Mamata many times publicly,” the National Award-winning director said. Asked if she has ever raised her concerns with Ms. Banerjee personally, Ms. Sen said she doesn’t have direct access to the Chief Minister. Ms. Sen recently met agitating junior doctors in Kolkata along with other civil society members and also visited the violence-hit Bhatpara area.Are her political activities were helping the BJP gain ground?“No, not at all. I talk to the people Bhatpara and we heard complaints both about BJP and about TMC. We heard a lot of complaints about Arjun Singh (the local BJP MP from Barrackpore). I have all those videos.” Ms. Sen was speaking on the sidelines of the Jagran Film Festival, where her political thriller “Ghawre Baire Aaj” premiered. The film based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ‘Ghare Baire’ portrays a love triangle in the backdrop of the current political situation in the country.last_img read more

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) program director Eric Altamirano said the bench tacticians attending the convention will get a treat listening to Coxsedge, who boasts over 20 years of professional experience as he will be talking about coaching multi-skilled players, creating a competitive environment, and developing a defensive style of play.“We are excited to have someone of the caliber of coach Brett teaching in the SM NBTC. The outside perspective is crucial also to the development of the game,” he said.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 shutoutAlso speaking in the meet are Alaska analytics coach Paolo Layug, Ateneo de Davao athletics director Noli Ayo, 360 Circuit Training founder Chappy Callanta, and columnist Quinito Henson.Altamirano also shared his elation with this chance for the coaches to listen from the experts first-hand. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Harden scores career-high 56 to lead Rockets past Jazz Aussie assistant coach blames Chot Reyes for Fiba World Cup violence PLAY LIST 01:36Aussie assistant coach blames Chot Reyes for Fiba World Cup violence03:07Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case01:37Protesters 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort SM NBTC program director Eric Altamirano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSeeking to further improve the quality of coaching in the Philippines, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) brought in decorated mentors for the 6th MVP Sports Foundation Coaches Convention Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Australian coach Brett Coxsedge, Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes, Ateneo Blue Eagles mentor Tab Baldwin, and Alab Pilipinas tactician Jimmy Alapag headline the illustrious cast of speakers as around 1,500 coaches from 80 cities nationwide are expected to attend.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “Our main thrust is to develop skills, build characters, and raise leaders not only among the players but also the coaches. They play a vital role in the development of the ypung players, especially in the grassroots level,” the veteran mentor said.“Through the years, we noticed the growth in the coaches. Before, coaches from the provinces teach in a ‘bara bara’ style, but that’s different now, especially with how they mentor the players. We’ve seen the improvement outside the usual big cities, like in Olongapo and Cagayan de Oro to name a few. In the long run, this can only be good for the game.”last_img read more

first_imgUsain Bolt has told Reuters he would have no problem giving back one of his six Olympic gold medals if a Jamaican relay teammate is confirmed to have failed a drugs test.CARTER’S B SAMPLE ALSO POSTIVENesta Carter, who helped the 4×100 team to Olympic and world championship titles, returned a doping violation for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in a re-test of 454 samples from the Beijing Games, sources familiar with the case have told Reuters.Carter’s “B” sample also came back positive, they said.Jamaica’s Olympic association has confirmed it received notification from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that one of its competitors had returned an adverse analytical result, but it has not named the athlete.’IT’s HEARTBREAKING’Neither Carter nor his agent have responded to repeated requests for comment on the positive test.”It’s heartbreaking (the positive test) because over the years you’ve worked hard to accumulate gold medals and work hard to be a champion … but it’s just one of those things,” Bolt told Reuters late on Saturday.”Things happen in life, so when it’s confirmed or whatever, if I need to give back my gold medal I’d have to give it back, it’s not a problem for me.”First-leg specialist Carter has been a vital member of Jamaica’s dominant squad, helping the Caribbean island win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and the 2011, 2013 and 2015 world championships.Methylhexanamine has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code prohibited list since 2004 although it was reclassified on the 2011 list as a “specified substance”.advertisementHistorically, the sanction for the use of Methylhexanamine has been a suspension of six months to a year and the loss of results from the period concerned.The IOC’s programme of revisiting samples is aimed at using developments in testing techniques to expose traces of drugs that were undetectable in 2008 or 2012.Although Carter’s relay teammates are not accused of doping, it is possible that the IOC could strip them of their gold medals because of the positive test.BOLT CLOCKS SEASON-BEST 9.88s Bolt, speaking after completing his own doping control on Saturday after clocking a season-best 9.88 seconds in the 100 at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, said they would just have to deal with the situation.”I can’t tell what he’s going through, but it must be hard and frustrating because as I said I’m not too pleased about the situation,” said the 100m and 200m world record holder.”I think it’s rough for track and field, but it’s just one of those things that happen and we just have to deal with it.”Asafa Powell, who anchored Jamaica’s team to gold at the Beijing Olympics and has himself served a six-month doping ban, said: “I’m just more concerned about the athlete, you know hopefully he gets through it.”I mean, it happens and there’s nothing I can do, it’s just for them (Carter and his team) to make the right moves,” he told Reuters.last_img read more

first_imgAfter the launch of two most awaited flagships of the year- Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung is now gearing up to launch its new  J series  budget phones- allegedly called as Galaxy J5(2017) and J3. While there are still not words from the company over its release date, a tweet by famous tipster Roland Quandt hints that the Galaxy J5 (2017) may launch today.This is what he tweeted.Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) now listed on Amazon: 279 Euro, launch June 5?Black: https://t.co/cvtN2iJZB9 ?Gold: https://t.co/fwf4tPPe72 pic.twitter.com/bWTMUWkwQC- Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 3, 2017The smartphone in April receives its FCC certification, also giving us an idea of the specs and features that the phone could possibly come with. The device could bear model number – SM-J530 and run latest Android Nougat 7.0.  The smartphone is purported to be powered by Samsung Exynos 7870 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, coupled with ARM Mali-T830 GPU  and2GB of RAM. Further the device could come with 16GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD card. The new Galaxy J5(2017) is said to expected to be backed by 2600mAh battery and leak suggests that the smartphone has already been listed  on Amazon France at a price of  279 euro.  Colour options of the phone include Black and Gold.Design-wise, Galaxy J5(2017) is rumoured to sport a 5.2-inch display with 1280-720 pixel resolution. The smartphone could don a metal body. The GeekBench listing of the phone had also revealed about the phone’s camera specs. The smartphone is expected to feature a 13MP camera both at the front and rear. The rear camera may come with LED flash and autofocus feature.  The connectivity options onboard will be Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi and GPS.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy J3, J5 (2017) spotted on certification siteslast_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous Bridgetek helps bring 3.5” HMI display shield venture to lifeNext ADI: sigma-delta A/D converter for AC and DC signals VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of ANSI/VITA 48.4-2018 “Liquid Flow Through VPX Plug-In Module Standard”. This standard has completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA. This is the first VITA standard to define a liquid cooling method for plug-in backplane modules.The ANSI/ VITA 48.4-2018 standard establishes the mechanical design, interface control, outline and mounting requirements to ensure the mechanical intermateability of 6U VPX liquid-flow-through cooled plug-in modules within associated sub-racks.  The modules use liquid flowing through an integral heatsink of the module for cooling the electronic components and circuit boards.  Quick disconnect coupling assemblies allow fluidic coupling to the chassis coolant manifold.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

first_imgEarlier this month, Vivo launched the Vivo Z1 in India with a starting price of Rs 14,990. Now, the tech giant is gearing to launch a new smartphone series in India. After successfully launching its S-series Vivo S1 in China and Thailand earlier this year, Vivo is planning to bring the same device in India very soon.As per the invite shared by the company, Vivo will launch the Vivo S1 in India on August 7, 2019. Vivo has been teasing the details of its upcoming smartphone via its official Twitter handle. The company also took to the micro-blogging platform to share a TVC of the Vivo S1 featuring Sara Ali Khan. The video showed the actress showing off the upcoming smartphone in two colour variants – one with a shade of teal and the other with a shade of blue.The TVC, besides highlighting the colours that the Vivo S1 would sport, also showed off some of the other key features of the upcoming smartphone, which includes a triple rear camera setup, a water drop notch, in-display fingerprint sensor and a design that features slim bezels.As mentioned before, Vivo has already launched the Vivo S1 in some international markets. The Chinese smartphone maker is expected to launch its S-series smartphone with similar specifications in India as well. For your reference, the Vivo S1 that has been launched in some international markets features a 6.38-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch and a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 processor and runs on Android 9.0 Pie with Funtouch OS 9 on top.advertisementAs far as the RAM is concerned, Vivo launched the Vivo S1 with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal memory in the international markets. However, it is possible that Vivo might offer more memory variants in India. In terms of the camera, the Vivo S1 comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 16MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone will come with a 32MP selfie camera. The phone is backed by 4,500mAh battery.While there is no word on the pricing yet, but the phone is likely to be priced around Rs 20,000 in India.ALSO READ: | Vivo S1 shown off by Sara Ali Khan in new TVC ahead of August India launchALSO READ: | Vivo Z1 Pro launched in India: Key specs, special features, India price, availability and everything elseALSO READ: | Vivo S1 coming to India soon and will be big on design and camera, possible launch in Augustlast_img read more

first_imgIn a battle of the Mikes, Emmaunel Ogbah says Gundy could take Tyson. Ogbah was talking about a hoverboard battle of course, and he’s probably right.“I saw the wipeout that (former boxer) Mike Tyson had on a hoverboard,” Ogbah told Go Pokes. “Coach Gundy is a better athlete than Mike Tyson and he is pretty good with stuff like that.”I presume you have all seen the Tyson hoverboard video by now. Here’s a funnier version of it.And here’s Gundy being an athlete.When you have somewhere to be but there’s too much traffic on Canal Street… @CoachGundy #okstate #Sugar16https://t.co/FXAWYFLjrG— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) December 29, 2015Tyson and Gundy are actually only one year apart which seems … really strange to me. Tyson is 49 and Gundy is 48. I would have bet some dough that Tyson was 10 years older.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_img Facebook Share on WhatsApp Read more NCAA tournament Topics NCAA tournament: Arizona stunned by Buffalo; Villanova and Kansas win – as it happened Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian East regionalNo9 Alabama 86, No8 Virginia Tech 83Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama over Virginia Tech for the Crimson Tide’s first NCAA tournament win in a dozen years.John Petty kept ninth-seeded Alabama (20-15) in it while Sexton struggled during a sluggish opening half and finished with 20 points while shooting 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Sexton found a rhythm in the second half, including a handful of big shots over the final five minutes to give the Crimson Tide a bit of breathing room in a game that featured 10 lead changes, with no team ever being up by more than seven points.Justin Robinson scored 19 points to lead the eighth-seeded Hokies (21-12).No1 Villanova 87, No16 Radford 61Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and top-seeded Villanova hit 14 3-pointers to rout Radford.The Wildcats (31-4) played to near-perfection for the first 30 minutes and led 44-23 at halftime.The Highlanders (23-13) posed no threat at becoming the first 16 seed to ever knock off a No1 in the tournament.No3 Texas Tech 70, No14 Stephen F Austin 60Keenan Evans scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime and third-seeded Texas Tech ended the game on a 13-2 run.Evans’ layup with 3:58 left put the Big 12 runner-up Red Raiders (25-9) ahead to stay. Texas Tech will next play Florida.SFA (28-7), the Southland Conference tournament champion, led by eight early in the second half.Midwest regionalNo1 Kansas 76, No16 Penn 60Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting his top-seeded team.Lagerald Vick added 14 points for the Jayhawks (28-7), who trailed the Ivy League champs 21-11 with about 7 minutes left in the first half. Kansas advanced to play Seton Hall.AJ Brodeur had 14 points to lead the Quakers (24-9).No2 Duke 89, No15 Iona 67Marvin Bagley III dominated in his NCAA tournament debut, pouring in 22 points to go with seven rebounds as Duke rolled.The Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year made 10 of 14 shots in 32 minutes and grabbed seven rebounds.Grayson Allen scored 16 points as the second-seeded Blue Devils (27-7) powered past 15th-seeded Iona (26-7).Duke will next play Rhode Island.No7 Rhose Island 83, No10 Oklahoma 78 (OT)EC Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and Rhode Island topped dynamic scorer Trae Young and the Sooners.The seventh-seeded Rams (26-7) won a game in the NCAA tournament for the second straight season and will play Duke on Saturday.Young scored 28 points on 9-for-18 shooting with six turnovers. The freshman scored 13 straight points for Oklahoma (18-14) late in regulation and made two free throws to open OT.No8 Seton Hall 94, No9 North Carolina State 83Khadeen Carrington scored 26 points, Desi Rodriguez added 20 and eighth-seeded Seton Hall won a foul-filled first-round matchup.Myles Powell added 19 points and Angel Delgado scored 13 for the Pirates (22-11), who led the entire way a year after a late meltdown cost them against Arkansas.Allerik Freeman hit six 3-pointers and had 36 points to lead No. 9 seed North Carolina State (21-12).The only thing that slowed down the high-scoring, up-and-down matchup was the whistles. The teams combined for 53 fouls.West regionalNo4 Gonzaga 68, No13 UNC Greensboro 64Zach Norvell Jr hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 20.8 seconds left to help Gonzaga escape a major scare.The fourth-seeded Bulldogs (31-4) trailed 64-62 with 1:48 left after squandering a 12-point lead they took early in the second half.Gonzaga, in its 20th straight NCAA tournament, won its first game of March Madness for the 10th year in a row. UNC Greensboro (27-8) was the Southern Conference champ.No5 Ohio State 81, No12 South Dakota State 73 Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left, then added a trio of free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt to lift Ohio State.The fifth-seeded Buckeyes (25-8) built a 13-point lead by reeling off 16 straight points midway through the second half.Ohio State advanced to play Gonzaga. The teams met in November and the Zags romped 86-59.Mike Daum scored 27 points for 12th-seeded South Dakota State (28-7).No6 Houston 67, No11 San Diego State 65Rob Gray scored 39 points, including a wind-milling layup that just trickled over the rim with 1.1 seconds left that lifted sixth-seeded Houston.Trey Kell’s off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer was no good for 11th-seeded San Diego State (22-11).Houston (27-7) posted its first tournament win since 1984. Share on Messenger Loyola Chicago’s Donte Ingram celebrates after his game-winning shot to sink Miami. Photograph: Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Share on Facebook NCAA tournament 2018 Twitter Defensively, Buffalo neutralized Arizona’s size inside by collapsing on the paint, forcing the Wildcats to shoot from the perimeter. Arizona went 2 for 18 from beyond the 3-point arc, while the Bulls knocked down 15 of 30.CJ Massinburg had 19 points and Buffalo shredded Arizona’s defense at a 55% clip for the program’s first NCAA tournament win.The Bulls move on to face Kentucky in Saturday’s round of 32.Dusan Ristic had 16 points, and Deandre Ayton finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead Arizona.Arizona has played through one of the most difficult seasons in program history. The Wildcats were twice entangled in a federal investigation into nefarious recruiting practices and lost one of their best players twice to injury. Trier missed two games after testing positive for the same banned substance that cost him 19 games a year ago.Outside of an 0-for-3 trip to the Bahamas, their focus on the court rarely wavered. Arizona won the Pac-12 regular-season title and routed Southern California in the tournament title game, becoming the second team in conference history to sweep both in consecutive seasons.No3 Tennessee 73, No14 Wright State 47Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as third-seeded Tennessee advanced to the second round by overwhelming Wright State.Lamonte Turner had 19 points and a career-high nine assists for the Volunteers (26-8), SEC co-champions in the regular season after being picked in the preseason to finish 13th in the 14-team league. They’ll next play Loyola-Chicago on Saturday.Wright State (25-10) was the Horizon League tournament champ.No5 Kentucky 78, No12 Davidson 73Kentucky didn’t make a 3-point for the first time in a game since 1988, but still did enough to top Davidson.Fifth-seeded Kentucky (25-10) went 0 for 6 from behind arc after hitting a 3 in a nation-best streak of 1,047 games.Kevin Knox scored 25 for Kentucky, which next plays the Arizona-Buffalo winner.Davidson (21-12) made 11 3-pointers, led by six from Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who finished with 21 points.No11 Loyola Chicago 64, No6 Miami 62Donte Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1985.Ingram’s long shot came from well above the key. The 11th-seeded Ramblers (29-5) matched the school record for wins from their 1963 national championship team.Loyola was boosted by a pregame prayer from its team chaplain, 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt.The buzzer sounded as Ingram’s shot went in, but officials put 0.3 seconds back on the clock. A desperation pass by Miami (22-10) bounced away harmlessly. Share via Email US sports Share on Twitter Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament’s opening round, rolling over No4 seed Arizona 89-68 in the South Region on Thursday night.The smaller Bulls (27-8) used their quickness to zip around the Wildcats (27-8), scoring at the rim and on kickout three-pointers. Pinterest … 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. 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first_imgThe 2008 National Training Squads (NTS)  have been announced, and will participate in an upcoming Training Camp from 4-6th July, at Narrabeen NSW. The camp will be the first since the Australian Teams defended the 2007 World Cup in South Africa, and will see the NTS combine with the Australian Youth Squads as they prepare to reclaim the Youth World Cup in New Zealand 2009. For full squad listing visit the TFA High Perfomance website.last_img

first_imgQuarterback Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Deshaun Watson took the NFL by storm as a rookie in 2017. He was the favorite to win Rookie of the Year until a knee injury cut his season short.Watson is on schedule to be fully recovered from his torn ACL in time to lead the Houston Texans this season. When he’s healthy, the sky is the limit for the former Clemson star.But health is the main question mark for Watson. He suffered a knee injury in college and was able to bounce back even stronger, but at least some pundits are concerned about his staying power at the professional level.Fox Sports radio host Ben Maller is one of those people. In a segment today, Maller said Watson “ain’t gonna be around for long” because of his playing style and his body won’t be able to handle the NFL.— @benmaller: “Deshaun Watson ain’t gonna be around for very long. He’s going to be destroyed and obliterated again because his body can’t handle the rigors of the NFL.” https://t.co/Gt5f4dwoaf— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) June 11, 2018In case you were wondering how Watson feels about Maller’s opinion….read below.Lol Clown! https://t.co/9BfWrTt6Yo— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) June 12, 2018There you have it from the man itself.For what it’s worth, it seems premature to declare Watson’s career in trouble because of injuries. It is always a concern when a player is coming back from a major injury but Watson is young and uber-talented.last_img read more

first_img Next New Zealand face struggle to put together 11 fit players for final T20I vs Sri LankaNew Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I series: New Zealand’s 14-man squad has been reduced to just 10 fit players. With the last match to be scheduled on Friday, the players have little time heal.advertisement India Today Web Desk KandySeptember 4, 2019UPDATED: September 4, 2019 17:11 IST New Zealand will face Sri Lanka for the final T20I on Friday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFour of New Zealand players have suffered injuries as they play Sri Lanka in T20I seriesLockie Ferguson, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill and Tom Bruce have suffered injuriesNew Zealand now struggling to ready 11 fit players for the last T20IThough New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the second Twenty20 to pocket the three-match series, the tourists now face a stiff challenge ahead of the final T20I. After several of players suffered injuries, New Zealand are struggling to ready 11 fit players for the last match of the series.The injury bug first stung fast bowler Lockie Ferguson who resultantly got ruled out of the T20 series. Ferguson sustained a minor thumb fracture at a training session ahead of the first game.Ross Taylor also got ruled out of the second match with a hip injury, but the middle-order batsman has been declared available for selection. During the second T20I at Pallekele, Martin Guptill left the field with a strained stomach muscle and did not come out to bat.The injury woes for New Zealand further accelerated when Tom Bruce, who hit a half-century in to guide his side home in the second match, picked up a knee problem during the course of his knock and is being monitored now.With all these injuries, New Zealand’s 14-man squad has been reduced to just 10 fit players. With the last match to be scheduled on Friday, the players have little time heal. @kylemills79 warming up in the comm box after a couple of injury scares tonight! Mills and @Sdoull on standby for T20 #3 #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/239riAl4fd BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019Seeing the situation of a troubled New Zealand, the side’s former cricketer Kyle Mills mockingly showed he was getting ready for the last match with a little warm-up in the commentary.advertisementOn Tuesday, Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Bruce scored half-centuries and shared a 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket Tuesday to help New Zealand to a tense four-wicket win over Sri Lanka to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga elected to bat first after winning the toss and his team scored a competitive 161-9 in 20 overs, but New Zealand chased it down with two balls to spare in a tense final over.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Sri Lanka vs New ZealandFollow Tim SoutheeFollow Ross TaylorFollow Lockie Fergusonlast_img read more

first_imgA team from Nova Scotia is attending an immigration recruitment event in France and Belgium this month to meet with Francophones who are interested in living and working in the province. Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Immigration and Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, will lead the mission which will also include staff from the Offices of Immigration and Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, one employer and economic development partners. Organized by the Canadian Embassy in Paris, Destination Canada, is a recruitment event that targets bilingual Francophones who are interested in living and working in Canada. Meetings with potential immigrants will be held in Paris on Nov. 13-15, in Brussels on Nov. 17, in Liege and Namur, Belgium on Nov. 19 and in Lille, France on Nov. 20. “As Minister of Immigration and Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie I am responsible for strengthening the French language in Nova Scotia and I have made Francophone immigration a priority,” said Ms. Metlege Diab. “Attraction of Francophone immigrants is one way we are working together. “I look forward to working closely with Francophone employers, and our community and settlement partners to build and strengthen Francophone communities.” Employers and regional economic development partners attending the event include Le Petit Voilier, Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Halifax Partnership, Cape Breton Partnership, Western Regional Enterprise Network and Lunenburg County. Immigration is making a positive difference across Nova Scotia. The Office of Immigration welcomed just under 10,000 new residents through the Provincial Nominee Program over the past two years and continues their work to help address labour gaps. For more information, visit https://novascotiaimmigration.com .last_img read more

first_imgWildAid, the global nonprofit organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, announced today that it will honor actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Danai Gurira as this year’s Wildlife Champions at its annual fundraising gala on Nov. 10 at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel.Tickets and tables for the charitable evening celebrating progress in the protection of endangered species and marine habitats are available now. This year’s event will highlight WildAid’s successful collaboration with China to reduce the demand for illicit wildlife products, including China’s landmark decision to ban ivory in December 2017.With sponsors including Bentley Heritage, “An Evening in China” will feature musical entertainment by 16-time Grammy-award winner David Foster, as well as captivating performances from The Cirque. Guests will enjoy a vegetarian meal specially curated by celebrity Master Chef Martin Yan following a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. Attendees will also participate in a silent auction and live appeal offering luxury items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.Howard and Gurira recently partnered with WildAid to release PSAs in support of saving rhinos from poaching with the poignant and hard-hitting message that it is up to humans to protect them because “When the buying stops, the killing can too.”WildAid produces impactful, Hollywood-quality public service announcements for a fraction of the cost and distributes them to millions of viewers a week through extensive pro bono and earned media placements. In September, WildAid released a new report showing a dramatic decline in rhino horn prices (70 percent); and in recent years, shark fin consumption in China has gone down by 80 percent.WildAid works with high profile ambassadors including HRH Prince William, Lupita Nyong’o, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Branson, Danai Gurira, Bo Derek, Josh Duhamel, Jackie Chan, Yao Ming and many more.Past Gala Attendees include Josh Duhamel, Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, Yao Ming, Fergie, Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott, Chevy Chase, Jared Leto, John Corbett, Bo Derek, Michael Cudlitz, Larry King, Hayden Panettiere and others.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more

The Foreign Ministry said that the talks included cooperation on improving the living conditions of prisoners in Sri Lanka, prisoners health and safety, and proper training of prison guards. (Colombo Gazette) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake had talks today on several matters, including on the safety of prisoners.Head of Delegation of the ICRC in Sri Lanka, Mrs. Claire Meytraud met Karunanayake today to discuss ICRC cooperation with the Government of Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry said. read more

A popular one-time Blackheath donkey was found stabbed in what his owner believes was a suspected “gang initiation” attack.Bimbo, a 28-year-old donkey, was found bleeding from his side on Friday by one of the animal’s minders and has since taken a “turn for the worse” after the wound became infected.Owner Lorayne Ahmet said Bimbo had contracted laminitis, a disease similar to thrombosis in humans which can lead to animals being put down.Ms Ahmet said she believed the attack on Bimbo may have been perpetrated as part of a “gang initiation”.”There have been a few stabbings in Eltham of late and I have seen youths messing around with the donkeys,” she said.”I think one of them could have stabbed Bimbo as a gang initiation task.”I’d like to get my hands on them, put them in a field and let the general public do what they want with them.”The donkey is one of several owned by Ms Ahmet, whose father Len Thorne ran donkey rides in Blackheath, near Greenwich Park, London, for more than 60 years before he died in 2012.The herd had lived for nearly 30 years in a field surrounded by six foot fences.But in 2012 they were moved on after then Mayor of London Boris Johnson decided to build the Greenwich Equestrian Centre on the spot as an Olympic legacy. The donkeys are now in a field in Eltham, south east London, with shorter fences which leave the herd open to outsiders. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

first_imgCancer du sein : une nouvelle campagne pour convaincre les femmes de se faire dépisterParis, France – Afin de toujours mieux lutter contre le cancer du sein et convaincre le maximum de femmes de se faire dépister, une nouvelle campagne vient d’être lancée. Elle utilise comme principal argument la voix des personnes proches des femmes réticentes.La campagne nationale qui vient d’être décidée a pour but de spécifiquement toucher les femmes qui, jusqu’à aujourd’hui, étaient réticentes à se faire dépister. Ainsi sont utilisés cette fois des arguments très rationnels, ainsi que la parole des personnes proches de ces femmes.À lire aussiObésité infantile : quand les habitudes de la mère peuvent tout changerL’AFP explique que pour les besoins de cette campagne, quatorze objections ont été identifiées, et à chacun de ces freins, une réponse a été apportée. Ainsi, pour les femmes qui disent manquer de temps pour se faire dépister, il est expliqué que le dépistage, “c’est au contraire du temps gagné contre la maladie”. Des enfants poussent également leur mère à se faire dépister alors que 52.000 nouveaux cas ont été détectés en 2010. A noter également que le mois d’octobre a été rebaptisé Octobre Rose et, qu’à cette occasion, les gynécologues répondent par e-mail à toutes les femmes qui se posent des questions sur le site e-cancer.fr. Le 7 octobre 2010 à 17:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLes ours polaires pas “en danger” pour l’administration américaineLes écologistes américains viennent de perdre la bataille pour que l’ours polaire soit inscrit sur la liste rouge de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature en tant qu’espèce “en danger”. L’ours polaire avait été classé comme espèce “vulnérable” par l’administration de l’ancien président, George W. Bush. Actuellement, le ministère de l’Intérieur a décidé de conserver cette classification qui laisse l’animal moins protégé par la loi, rapporte la BBC. Le gouvernement a déclaré que les ours n’étaient pas en voie de disparition. Condition qui aurait permis de les classer comme espèce “en danger”. À lire aussiQuand trois ours lippus se mettent à jouer avec un ballon roseLes écologistes veulent contester cette décision. En fait, si l’espèce était classée comme “en danger”, le gouvernement serait obligé de contrôler les émissions de gaz à effet de serre dans les zones d’habitat des ours, en Arctique. Ce qu’impose la loi américaine sur les espèces en danger (“Endangered Species Act”) datant de 1973. Or, le gouvernement est en train de délibérer sur la délivrance d’autorisations pour le développement pétrolier dans le nord de l’Alaska.  Quand l’administration Bush avait classé les ours polaires comme espèce “vulnérable”, le gouvernement avait invoqué un règlement qui stipule que l’ “Endangered Species Act” ne peut pas être utilisé pour réguler les émissions de gaz à effet de serre.Le Centre pour la diversité biologique, un des groupes qui œuvrent pour mettre l’ours polaire sur la liste des espèces en danger, a déclaré que la décision montre que l’administration du président Barack Obama continue à défendre l’ère des décisions “anti science” de George W. Bush. Le centre affirme que l’ours polaire a 80% de chance de disparaître dans les 40 prochaines années. Il va continuer à s’opposer devant les tribunaux à la décision du gouvernement américain. Le 24 décembre 2010 à 08:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Researchers from a UK zoo released rare footage last week revealing the secret lives of mysterious giant pangolins, the world’s most trafficked animals.In the footage of the elusive animals, the only mammals covered in scales, captured by the Chester Zoo conservationists in Uganda, pangolins can be seen hugging trees, sitting on their sharp-scaled tails, and even carrying their babies on their back as they rummage through the bushes in the dark. MUST WATCH Very rare NEW footage of GIANT PANGOLINS in the wild.Pangolins – the world’s most trafficked mammals – are being pushed to extinction. But zoo conservationists are conducting the FIRST pangolin study in Uganda. Vital data could help us prevent their extinction. pic.twitter.com/lkEPRmNL3O— Chester Zoo (@chesterzoo) February 13, 2019Scientists are hoping the rare footage can provide vital data that will help with the long-term conservation of giant pangolins in Uganda, and elsewhere in Africa, according to a statement from the Chester Zoo.Giant pangolins measure up to 5.9 feet long and weigh up to 75 pounds. They’re by far the largest of the world’s eight pangolin sub-species and are found only in the rainforests and grasslands of equatorial Africa.Pangolins are protected by international wildlife laws that ban their trade, but they remain the most illegally trafficked group of mammals in the world. Their meat is considered a delicacy in many countries and their scales are widely used in traditional medicines, particularly in Vietnam and China, despite there being no actual medical benefit from their use.Based on reported seizures between 2011 and 2013, an estimated 116,000 to 233,000 pangolins were killed, which represents only the tip of the trade, according to the World Wildlife Fund.Chester Zoo researchers have surveyed for the presence of giant pangolins within three protected areas in Uganda, using camera traps and tracking techniques such as looking for footprints, burrows, and other signs of the species.Photo Credit: Chester ZooSo far, the 70 motion-sensor trail cameras installed by the zoo in Ziwa Sanctuary have captured hundreds of images and video clips of giant pangolins, including the first color footage of the species ever recorded in Uganda. From these images and films, the researchers are now able to identify a number of individual pangolins by the unique marks and patterns on their scales and are recording previously unknown behaviors.“Being nocturnal, rare and very shy it’s only with new technologies such as high sensitivity trail cameras that we are able to learn more about how they live and interact with their each other and their environment,” said Chester Zoo’s Africa Field Programme and Research Lead Stuart Nixon.“Tragically we do know the giant pangolin faces a huge risk of going extinct across Central Africa. With no giant pangolins in zoos or safari parks anywhere in the world, all our conservation efforts must focus on saving them in the wild,” he said.The team is also collecting pangolin dung samples to gather crucial information on the animals’ diet and  learn more about the genetics of giant pangolins. The Chester Zoo also plans to install satellite and radio tracking devices on the scales of giant pangolins to learn more about their ranging behavior, feeding ecology and to help develop methods that allow conservationists to count and monitor them.More on Geek.com:Rare Tiger Killed by Potential Mate During First Meeting at ZooHidden Camera Captures Rare Footage of Siberian Tiger Cubs at PlayWatch: Molting Crab Crawls Out of Its Own Shell in Fascinating Footagelast_img read more

first_img Updated: 5:50 PM Dead whale spotted off the coast of Torrey Pines March 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A dead whale was spotted drifting off the coast of the Torrey Pines area today. Lifeguards at Black’s Beach sighted the roughly 30-foot lifeless cetacean about two miles offshore from Sumner Canyon this morning, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.The carcass, which appeared to be that of a gray whale in the early stages of decomposition, had a rope tied around its tattered tail, apparently from a prior attempt to tow it out to sea, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Lifeguards and scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worked into the afternoon to get biological samples of the dead marine mammal for evaluation and were weighing “disposal options,” Munoz said.IMG_0455IMG_0452IMG_0451dead-whaledead-whale-1 Posted: March 28, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

first_imgThe W.J. Morse Foundation of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has launched an innovative, timely and informative program to educate key sectors on the importance of free trade, particularly soybeans, which are the largest U.S. farm export. Soybeans, soybean meal, and soybean oil exports totaled more than $7 billion last year. This educational program follows recent passage of critical Federal trade legislation.”On behalf of U.S. soybean producers, I want to express appreciation to Congress for passage of the Trade Act of 2002, and particularly, the Trade Promotion Authority that it granted the Bush Administration for developing new trade agreements,” said ASA President Dwain Ford, a soybean producer from Kinmundy, Ill. “Passage of this legislation has been a top priority for the American Soybean Association for several years.”The Trade Opportunities Program, called “TOP,” is designed to build upon the success of ASA’s legislative efforts to secure Trade Promotion Authority, which Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law on August 6, 2002.The Philip Morris family of companies’ Shared SolutionsSM Agricultural Initiative provided a grant for the program start-up, and Syngenta Seeds joined the effort as a sponsoring partner, along with ASA, to positively impact the future of U.S. agricultural exports.According to Katherine Trent, Director of Agricultural Relations at Philip Morris Management Corp., “If you look at all the issues confronting American agriculture today, the area of free trade is certainly among the most important. By supporting ASA’s TOP program, our Shared Solutions initiative is simply fulfilling its mandate to partner where we can to help farmers and ranchers address the concerns that have been identified as the most critical.”TOP features an educational insert that was distributed to all ASA members, and to every member of the United States Congress, accompanied by an ASA-produced multimedia presentation on CD-ROM. Text, photographs and the multimedia presentation, are also available to a worldwide audience on ASA’s web site at www.soygrowers.com/top.Mark Schmidt, Syngenta Seeds Soybean Product Manager, said, “In the months ahead, as U.S. Trade Representatives complete their work, the United States Congress will be given the opportunity to review new trade agreements. Our hope is that increased knowledge of global trade will lead to decisions that are beneficial to U.S. soybean farmers and to all Americans.”last_img read more