Multi-Colored Paint at Hindu Temple Complex Invites Govt Criticism in Malaysia

first_imgA paint job with bright colors on the steps of the famous Hindu temple complex in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a hit among social media users but it has also invited the wrath of the National Heritage Department (JWN) officials, who said that no permission was taken for the multi-hued makeover at the national heritage site.The Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple is located at the top of a staircase consisting of 272 steps at the Batu Caves complex. This temple is devoted to Lord Murugan and is a famous site among Tamil Hindus and other Indian ethnic groups in Malaysia. It attracts a large number of tourists every year.The controversy started when the management committee of the temple got the stairs painted in bright colors, drawing disapproval from the JWN. The temple management cited an upcoming consecration ceremony on Aug. 31 as the reason behind the new look of the entrance.Since the temple is a national heritage site listed under the National Heritage Registry in Malaysia, any application for its renovation must go through the heritage department, the Straits Times reported.The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has also asked it to prepare a report for further action, Deputy Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik told the Star.“I am very disappointed with the building management (Tan Sri R. Nadarajah), especially when the department’s officers informed me that they had met his son Datuk N. Sivakumar a few times, advising him that any renovation or painting job within 200m of the heritage site requires written permission from the department,” Wan Chik was quoted as saying.“He was aware that any building registered under the heritage registry must comply with the regulations under the Act,” he said, adding, “In fact, even before the application is submitted to the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS), they need to get the green light from the department first.”The JWN conservators were unhappy because the temple management did not obtain the department’s permission prior to the renovation, which is required under Section 40 of the National Heritage Act 2005, Sentosa assemblyman G. Gunaraj told StarMetro.“I was told that in accordance with the Act’s Section 40 requirements, the temple management must refer to the department to identify best conservation methods when there is any development or renovation work done in close proximity to a national heritage site. This is to ensure the integrity and legacy of the heritage structure is maintained,” Gunaraj said, as per the report.He added that according to his contacts in JWN, the paint works and renovation were not in harmony with the surroundings and the paintjob was actually a “disaster” for a heritage site.“They are disappointed that efforts to get the temple listed as a heritage site might have been in vain, as the paint job could lead to the temple being delisted,” he said.Batu Caves Sri Mahamariamman Temple Devasthanam committee chairman Tan Sri R. Nadarajah was quoted by the Star as saying that they had the necessary approvals for renovations. “The paint job does not require any approval. For the renovation, we had approval from Selayang Municipal Council (MPS). Since we are not constructing any new building, we did not need to seek approval from JWN,” he said.He also told the publication that for the event on Aug.31, all 13 temples of Batu Caves were renovated.Rosli Mohd. Ali, who is committee member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos) Malaysia, said, that although renovations at Batu Caves have been going on for a long time, the management must get consent from JWN for the activities. “The temple committee cannot expect the temple to be on the heritage list and yet do whatever they like,’’ he was quoted as saying.However, several social media users expressed their pleasure with the new look. Related ItemsHinduismMalaysialast_img read more

SEA Games: PH volleybelles in semis, eye crucial win vs Vietnam

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team forged a masterful 25-18, 25-11, 25-16 victory over host Malaysia Thursday and head coach Francis Vicente is hoping that a pretournament prediction will hold true.Word going arount at MITEC Hall 11 is that people are expecting the Philippines and world power Thailand to duke it out for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses There is a prediction that it’s going to be a Thailand versus Philippines in the finals.The first step to that direction is a win over Vietnam in the semifinals, to put the Philippines out of the Thais’ path in the semifinals.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 shutout“Whatever happens the important thing is we avoid the No. 1 team in the other group,” said Vicente. A win over Vietnam on Friday will help in that goal.Jaja Santiago on the attack. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLThe Philippine drubbed Vietnam during the Asian Championships last week in Biñan, Laguna. PH wins bronze in women’s 50m rifle for shooting’s 1st medal SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next SEA Games: Philippines off to hot start in women’s volleyball2.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 “Vietnam will put up the same team but of course we [have to be] prepared because for sure they will make adjustments,” said Vicente.Jaja Santiago towered over the opposition, banging in 13 points to lead the Philippines. Aby Marano added 11 markers while bringing in the energy for the Philippines, which started slowly before entertaining the large Filipino crowd that came to watch the game.Malaysian leaned on middle blocker Low Meng Cing who scored 15 points.Jovelyn Gonzaga scored nine points, Alyssa Valdez had eight, while Kim Fajardo and Aiza Pontillas chipped in six each for the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Maria Sharapova’s Withdrawal From Luxembourg Opens the Main Draw Door for Coco Gauff

first_img Angelique KerberCoco GauffMaria Sharapovatennis First Published: October 11, 2019, 7:52 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Brussels: Injury-hit Maria Sharapova withdrew from next week’s Luxembourg WTA tournament on Thursday, opening the door instead for American teenager Coco Gauff, widely seen as one of the veteran Russian star’s future successors as a Grand Slam champion.Five-time major winner and former world number one Sharapova, 32, has been carrying a shoulder injury and hasn’t played since a first-round exit at the US Open. With the world No.137 out of Luxembourg, and turning her attentions to the 2020 season, 15-year-old Gauff moves into the main draw for the event which starts next Monday.Gauff, who electrified Wimbledon by coming through qualifying on her way to the last-16 in July and then made the third round at the US Open, reached her maiden WTA quarter-final in Linz in Austria on Wednesday, assuring herself of a place in the world top 100 for the first time.Also out of Luxembourg is Germany’s world number 13 Angelique Kerber who has a leg injury. last_img read more

Marcus Stoinis to replace injured Mitchell Marsh for remaining Tests

first_imgMarch 09, 2017 The all-rounder was called up on the strength of his bowling and previous performances in the region. × Published on SHARE Mitchell Marsh ruled out of remaining 2 Tests against India RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img COMMENTS Stoinis played seven games for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Twenty20 league last year. File Photo   –  The Hindu COMMENT Stoinis played seven games for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Twenty20 league last year. File Photo   –  The Hindu cricket All-rounder Marcus Stoinis was called up for Australia’s two remaining tests in India on the strength of his bowling and previous performances in the region, interim chief selector Trevor Hohns said on Thursday.The uncapped Stoinis, who is playing a Sheffield Shield contest in Alice Springs for Victoria, has been named as a replacement for the injured Mitchell Marsh and will leave for India at the conclusion of the match.Marsh was struggling with a shoulder injury and will return to Australia after a disappointing campaign, in which he scored 48 runs in four innings and bowled a total of five overs in the first two tests at Pune and Bengaluru.“When we looked at the various options we had to replace Mitch there were two or three people that came to mind of course,” Hohns told reporters.“Marcus was one, Moises (Henriques) was another, another young fella by the name of Jack Wildermuth was considered as well, he’s had a terrific season too.”Stoinis played seven games for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Twenty20 league last year and the 27-year-old also toured India with Australia A in 2015, averaging 48 with the bat and taking three wickets in two first-class matches. “Marcus got across the line simply because during Australia A here a couple of years ago he performed very well,” Hohns said in Bengaluru, where Australia lost the second test by 75 runs.“Secondly, to give us as many options we could have going forward in this series, we felt the stronger bowler was the best option at this stage. That’s what got him across the line.”Stoinis caught the eye with an unbeaten 146 against New Zealand in the ODI series last month but has struggled recently, having scored 126 runs at an average of 12.60 in six games before this week’s match against Western Australia.“(Auckland) was very impressive, there’s no doubt about that,” Hohns added. “What he showed there was his ability to perform under extreme pressure as well, so that obviously was taken into account, albeit it was a different form of the game.”He is, however, not guaranteed to replace Marsh in the starting side for the next test in Ranchi with spin-bowling all-rounders Ashton Agar and Glenn Maxwell settled in as members of the touring party despite not playing in the first two matches.The series is level at 1-1 with the penultimate test starting on March 16.last_img read more

Gunneswaran, Ramanathan get wild cards for Tata Open Maharashtra

first_imgPune, Dec 21 (PTI) India’s number one singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran was on Friday handed a wild card entry into the main draw of the Tata Open Maharashtra ATP tournament, to be held here from December 31 to January 5. Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan will be the two wild card entrants while S K Mukund and Saket Myneni will have to go through the qualifiers. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate the upcoming Tata Open Maharashtra to be played at the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium. “Tata Open Maharashtra is one of Asia’s best ATP World Tour event and we want to continue to grow to become the best by having the best players, providing best infrastructure and give a platform to upcoming talents from the country like Prajnesh who has rightfully earned the wild card entry for the event,” said tournament director Prashant Sutar. The organisers have also announced that the tournament will be broadcast on Star Sports. “The event has brought great value to all stakeholders. According to a SMG Evaluation Report of first season Tata Open Maharashtra is doing exceedingly well in traditional and social media both, which means it’s being well received by fans and tennis lovers across,” said Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association secretary Sunder Iyer.The year 2018 has been good for Gunneswaran as he reached world no 104 in November from 243 at the start of the year. His rise comes at the back of two Challenger titles in China and Bengaluru. The 29-year-old comes back to Pune after finishing runners-up at the KPIT Challenger held here less than a month ago. The bronze medal at the Asian Games was another feather in the Chennai-based player’s cap.advertisement Currently ranked 107, Gunneswaran will become the first Indian singles player in the main draw which has five players from top-50. For all the world-class players, the tournament will just be the much-needed head-start for the upcoming season. The line-up includes defending champion and world no. 30 Gilles Simon from France, world no. 6 Kevin Anderson from South Africa, world no. 7 Marin Cilic of Croatia, world no. 25 Hyeon Chung from Korea and world no. 45 Malek Jaziri of Tunisia. PTI SSC SSC BSBSlast_img read more

José Mourinho admits he is uncertain about the future of David de Gea

first_imgManchester United Marouane Fellaini Topics Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Premier League news, clásico buildup and more – as it happened Read more Read more Share on Pinterest José Mourinho Manchester United’s shambolic investments lack a grand design Share on Messenger Alexis Sánchez Read more José Mourinho has admitted for the first time he is “not confident” that David de Gea will sign a new contract with Manchester United.The Spaniard’s deal expires next summer, though the club have an option to extend it for a further 12 months. In August United believed they were close to a breakthrough, yet De Gea passed up the chance to commit himself to the club when asked about his future before the Champions League match at Young Boys last month. United will exercise the one-year option but want the goalkeeper to stay longer.center_img Chile Lukasz Fabianski: ‘I needed to build myself up again almost from scratch’ Portugal news “I am not confident,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “But I am not worried. I am not more than worried. I cannot find the word in English. Let’s see what happens. Only the club, David and David’s people can answer to that. My comment is only one: everybody knows how good he is, everybody knows how important he is for Manchester United. And if Manchester United wants to be better than it is now and not worse than it is now, obviously that would be very important to keep David.”Separately, Mourinho criticised Belgium, Portugal, Chile and Scotland for their treatment of United players over the recent international break. The manager is unhappy with them for not sending Marouane Fellaini, Diogo Dalot, Alexis Sánchez and Scott McTominay respectively back to the club when injured on international duty. He said McTominay was the most likely to be available to face Everton on Sunday. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Serbia’s Nemanja Matic and England’s Luke Shaw did return after proving unfit when they reported to their national squads. “We go to the national team period in a good situation,” Mourinho said, reflecting on the late victory over Newcastle. “Then after two weeks we lost Dalot, Fellaini, Alexis, we lost McTominay. And some of them, the national teams, were very professional with us [regarding Matic and Shaw] and send the players back and we could start the process early. But some of them wouldn’t and kept the players and we didn’t even know the dimension and nature of injuries.“So players arrive two days before Chelsea, we have no idea what is going on. But we try to solve problems step by step.” Belgium The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on WhatsApp Mourinho pointed to Sánchez’s injury problems to explain why the forward is struggling. Sánchez was unavailable for the 3-2 defeat at Brighton in August because of a minor injury but has been fit enough to make eight appearances, from which he has scored only one goal.“He’s struggling because he’s injured,” Mourinho said. “He came to the Chelsea match [playing for five minutes as a substitute last weekend] to try to help the team but his physical condition was not good. So he was not available for Juventus and is not available for Everton again.”Sánchez managed only three goals last season for United after signing in the winter window. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

2019 World Cup: Hot conditions in England advantage for subcontinent teams, says Pietersen

first_img2019 World Cup: Hot conditions in England advantage for subcontinent teams, says PietersenThe upcoming cricket World Cup will see subcontinent teams at a great advantage if the hot conditions continued in England, said Kevin Pietersen.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 19:02 IST Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen believes that subcontinent teams will play at an advantage if the hot conditions continued in England. (Photo: Twitter/@KP24)HIGHLIGHTSPietersen said prevailing hot conditions in English will favour subcontinent teamsBrian Lara felt that the West Indies team will need consistency and teamwork for the World CupSri Lanka’s Jayawardene says they haven’t done well leading up to the World CupFormer skipper Kevin Pietersen reckons that if hot and dry conditions persist in England, it will work more in favour of subcontinent teams during the upcoming World Cup but green surfaces would be an advantage for the hosts.Pietersen said last summer was one of the hottest with hardly any rain.”We started a Test against India in 2000 something. On day one it was an absolutely green surface but at the end of day two it was completely dry. It never rained but the moisture that was, was sucked by the system dry completely and depleting any grass on the wicket.”If the conditions are like they were last summer, then I can say subcontinental teams will have a massive role to play in the World Cup. If they are not and it’s horrible and green and seaming all over, it will play into England’s favour,” said Pietersen.I wasn’t very good…! #GullyCricket pic.twitter.com/IrYY63PonJ Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 28, 2019However, Pietersen fears that if the ball swung like it did on West Indies, England could be in trouble.”The one downside for England though is that although they have the license to slog from ball one, but in those swinging and seaming conditions it’s quite difficult as we saw in the West Indies at Barbados where the ball did a bit and the West Indies knocked over England (in the Test),” he said.Batting great Brian Lara felt that the West Indies, recently, have become strong at home but cautioned that it was consistency and team work which could see the team through in the World Cup.advertisement”The series against England has given us all in the West indies some hope. We have become strong at home. But I am not going to be fooled by what we did against England. We have a team that understands the conditions at home now. But four months ago we were terrible, but I am happy to see we have made that little progress in our cricket, said the former stylish left handed batsman.”We have got a few match winners but in English conditions we need a bit more than match winners to win the World Cup. We need a team with great consistency and if we reach the knock out stages we can knock out any team. It give us a little bit of chance but would like to see the team selection first.”Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene was not happy with the way things have gone in his country in the run-up to the mega event with so many chopping and changing.”Usually we plan for the World Cup years ahead – 12 months ahead and know what our combinations are. This time there is the (upcoming) provincial tournament to finalise the World Cup squad. That shows inconsistency in the approach,” he said candidly.”It’s not alarming as there is talent, some good players who have had experience of World Cup before and have been in finals before. Sri Lanka always turns out for the World Cup with mentality that they can win. Leading up to the World Cup, we have not done well. We have won a handful of matches over the last five months both in Sri Lanka and away which won’t give any confidence.”Jayawardene said a settled top-order is crucial and Sri Lanka are still not sure about it.”There has not been a consistent selection process. We had like eight different opening partnerships. Top four guys are very crucial in those conditions. I think they need to find solutions for that, some soul searching. Hopefully this domestic tournament is not going to make a huge impact in the selection process. You need to back the guys who have done the thing in the past. I hope commonsense will prevail,” he added.Also Read | IPL 2019: Kevin Pietersen plays gully cricket in Bengaluru ahead of RCB vs MIAlso Read | Kevin Pietersen trolls Virat Kohli. India captain has a sporting replyAlso Read | King, buddy: Kevin Pietersen hails Virat Kohli after India’s 500th ODI winAlso Watch | Australia should pick David Warner for the 2019 ICC World Cup: VVS LaxmanFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Kevin PietersenFollow CricketFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

Senate House reach deal on longawaited farm bill

first_imgWASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on the multibillion-dollar farm bill after months of contentious talks.The tentative deal scraps a plan backed by House Republicans and President Donald Trump that would have added new work requirements for some food stamp recipients. Lawmakers expect to vote on the bill next week.Democrats and many Senate Republicans opposed the work requirements, the biggest stumbling block holding up an agreement. The impasse threatened to scuttle a bipartisan bill that sets federal agricultural and food policy for five years and provides more than $400 billion in farm subsidies, conservation programs and food aid for the poor.In a statement Thursday, House and Senate agriculture committee leaders say they have reached agreement but are working to finalize the bill’s language and costs.Matthew Daly And Juliet Linderman, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ban calls for political solution

The press statement said that both the UN Chief and Minister Peiris exchanged views on the post-conflict situation in the Asian nation and cooperation with the United Nations. UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has called for a political solution to the underlying factors of Sri Lanka’s past conflict.The Secretary-General said this at a meeting with the Minister for External Affairs G. L. Peiris yesterday, the UN office in New York said. Peiris told the UN General Assembly that Sri Lanka believes that in the settlement of international disputes, action must be based on the fundamental principle of sovereign equality of states, a principle firmly enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.He also said that Sri Lanka, a founding member of the NAM, firmly upholds the tenets of peaceful co-existence, mutual respect for each’ others’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of other states, and equality and mutual benefit.  (Colombo Gazette) Ban noted the Sri Lankan Government’s latest efforts to implement the recommendations of its Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, as well as the steady progress and remaining tasks on resettlement efforts in the country’s north. “He also emphasised the need to find a political solution without further delay to the underlying factors of the country’s past conflict,” the UN office said.Earlier in the day Minister Peiris said that the recent tendency to selectively and arbitrarily intervene in the internal affairs of states flies in the face of the UN Charter and dilutes the confidence so carefully nurtured in the UN system. read more

Ohio State womens basketball looking to patch road woes at Michigan

OSU senior guard Cait Craft (13) defends a Purdue player in a game on Jan. 17 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 90-70. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorAway contests for the Ohio State women’s basketball team have been problematic, as it has lost three of its five matches as the visitor this season.Now, after a convincing 90-70 victory Sunday afternoon over the Purdue Boilermakers, No. 7 OSU (13-4, 5-1) plans to carry over the energy it exposed in that game against Michigan (11-6, 3-3) Thursday evening. The Buckeyes and Wolverines are set to tip off at 6 p.m. in the Crisler Center.The main problem for the Buckeyes on the road revolves around their focus on the court. There have been times throughout the season where they haven’t honed in on what they had to do to get the job done, hurting them by the time the fourth quarter came around.“When we are not at home we have to make sure we have a lot of focus and stay together,” sophomore guard Asia Doss said. “The breakdowns mostly come on the defensive end, then (our opponents) get in transition and we don’t get back.”Doss returned to the starting lineup against Purdue, marking just her second start of the year. She contributed seven points and four assists in the 31 minutes that she saw the hardwood. Doss mentioned how it was a different experience starting rather than coming off the bench, specifically not being able to have those few minutes to analyze what is going on in the game prior to checking in.Although on paper the Scarlet and Gray have the clear advantage, the Wolverines have a roster that is littered with complete players. Despite the fact that the rivalry between OSU and Michigan is typically referred to when talking about the gridiron, there is still tension between the two regardless of what the sport may be.The last time these two faced off in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was a year ago on Jan. 11. The game extended into overtime, where the Wolverines eventually came out on top, 100-94. Just like the team that hit the century mark last year, Michigan is a high-scoring team, and the Buckeyes said they need to bring lockdown defense if they want to come out victorious.“I think our defense has to be really good,” coach Kevin McGuff said. “They really make you pay. They shoot the ball so well, and that’s what happened last year.”Scoring, contrary to focus for road games, has not been a problem for the Buckeyes, as they lead the conference in that category, dropping 86.4 points per game. Having two prolific scorers in senior guard Ameryst Alston and sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell — both ranking in the top 10 in scoring for the conference — does not hurt OSU’s chances of putting the rock in the basket.Handling Thome and ThompsonThe Buckeyes have a tough task at hand stopping the talents of junior guard Siera Thompson and freshman center Hallie Thome. Both players have different types of games but can be lethal if they are able to get the shots they are looking for.OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball in a game against Purdue on Jan. 17 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 90-70. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorThompson is a crafty guard who is known for her speed and getting to the basket. OSU’s backcourt will need to pressure her but also stay in front to not allow her to get penetration toward the basket. When Thompson is able to find a hole in the defense, she not only is able to create her own shots, but she can use her impressive court vision to distribute the ball to the open teammate, evident by the 4.7 assists she averages on the season.The 6-foot-5 freshman Thome is a skilled post player who originates from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, near Cleveland. In her last outing against Penn State, Thome grabbed five boards while shooting 8-of-9 from the field to finish with 18 points. Growing up nearby Buckeye Nation, one could expect Thome to bring her best play to the Crisler Center on Thursday.Switching up the starting fiveMcGuff and his coaching staff have yet to stick with one starting lineup, and it doesn’t look like there will be one solidified any time soon. With the lineup constantly changing, it could be difficult for a team to find chemistry and understand each other’s tendencies. Despite such concern, it hasn’t affected the Buckeyes quite yet, as they have been able to adjust to whatever fivesome McGuff decides to put on the floor.“Our kids have done a really good job right now, for the most part,” McGuff said about the flip-flopping of the lineups. “We are playing with different combinations and playing around with the lineup a little bit just because I was never really tied to anything in that regard.”Like many coaches, McGuff said he notices hard work, and if the players continue to work hard in practice and in the games, then they will be earning their playing time. What’s nextFollowing the Wolverines, the Buckeyes are scheduled to travel to Piscataway, New Jersey, for their second clash of the season with Rutgers (12-7, 3-4) on Sunday. On Jan. 10 when the Scarlet Knights visited Columbus, OSU had no problem overcoming them in a 90-78 win.Tipoff for the rematch is slated for 3 p.m. read more

OSU football recruits Towering receiver flying under the radar

When discussing college recruiting, experts often say, “the sky’s the limit” about a specific recruit’s potential. Ohio State recruit Tyrone Williams might have already reached the sky. The towering 6-foot-7-inch, 215-pound wide receiver from East Cleveland, Ohio, brings a height element to the OSU receiving core that Buckeye fans don’t see often. “He is unlike any other receiver prospect that has come into the program during the Jim Tressel era,” said Kevin Noon, managing editor of Buckeyegrove.com. Williams had 39 catches for 685 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior and was second team All-State for Shaw High School. He was the No. 34 ranked wideout in the class of 2010 according to ESPN 150. He was also a letterman in basketball and track.  Steve Helwagen of Bucknuts.com said Williams has a lot of potential at the college level because of his size and build.  “There aren’t a lot of Randy Moss-type players. That is going to be able to create some mismatches for Ohio State in the red zone where they can throw him a jump ball,” Helwagen said. “We saw that in the Fiesta Bowl two years ago where Todd Boeckman threw the ball to Terrelle Pryor, and Texas had no defense for it.” Williams, who was also recruited by West Virginia, Cincinnati and Illinois, might have had other suitors if not for a knee injury that cut his junior season short.  “The injury his junior year left a little bit of skepticism out there,” Helwagen said. “I think some schools wanted to see what he did at the start of his senior year, but when Ohio State offered, it was an open and shut deal.” Noon thinks that Williams can probably benefit from redshirting this upcoming season. “He can learn the system, get into a collegiate strength and conditioning program, and work a little bit on honing his skills,” Noon said.  Helwagen said that if Williams doesn’t redshirt, he could make an impact due to his height advantage.  “He’s a weapon that Ohio State doesn’t have currently,” Helwagen said. “If he shows them that he can make plays right away in the fall, he’ll bring that element where he’ll be able to out jump corners because of his height.” Outside of the obvious height advantage, Williams brings great body control, a huge wingspan and a power forward’s frame to the Buckeyes.  “He is deceptively fast and has the ability to go get the ball,” Noon said. “He is able to give quarterbacks a huge target.” Ohio State clearly has a recruit in Williams, who has the potential to be a great receiver for the Buckeyes if he is able to shake off the effects of his injury and grow into the position. Noon said, “If he is able to live up to the billing, Ohio State got an absolute steal in Tyrone Williams.” read more

Quiz How much do you know about Brexit

first_img South Holland Flippin’ good! Share Jun 23rd 2018, 8:31 PM 24,916 Views 16,141,241 “Allowing malarkey trump the markets” Top Dog! You scored out of ! Phillip Lee last week quit as a Minister over the UK government’s “irresponsible” stance on Brexit. What was he Minister for? The UK staying in the EU By Paul Hosford 1 January 2019 Remain How many people in the UK voted to Leave the EU? Health £200 million Red Baaaaaaaaaaad. What colour will the post-Brexit UK passport be? You scored out of ! £300 million Boston Green Education 91.2% Share15 Tweet Email3 Which constituency, at 75.6%, had the highest Leave vote? Answer all the questions to see your result! “Throwing a Spaniard in the works” White Blue Justice 29 March 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share your result: “Setting the leprechaun among the pigeons, as it were” Which of these best describes the Brexit “backstop”? Share your result: She has to deliver it either way, but what side was Theresa May on in the referendum campaign? Social Affairs and Citizenship 99.1% The UK keeping the rules of the Customs Union in order to support the Good Friday Agreement Tweet UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Northern Ireland was doing what to Brexit negotiations? Tweet The UK’s get-out clause Short URL Tweet Share your result: Leave Share On what date will the UK officially leave the EU? £350 million Thurrock Pawsitively perfect. £250 million 23 June 2019 Turtley Awful! Share Share Almost purrfect. 26 Comments What are ewe doing!? You scored out of ! You scored out of ! Gibraltar voted heavily to remain. What percentage of residents wanted to stay in the EU? Clever Cat! Castle Point Tweet 88.3% Fintastic Share your result: You scored out of ! Shell of a bad effort. How much did this bus infamously promise would be saved by the UK a week? Quiz: How much do you know about Brexit? How much of the last two years have you taken in? An imaginary border down the Irish Sea 13,453,586 “Letting the tail wag the dog” http://jrnl.ie/4076432 22,658,998 17,410,742 Saturday 23 Jun 2018, 8:30 PM 31 December 29 Tweet Share Share your result: 95.9% IT’S THE SECOND anniversary of the UK’s vote to leave the EU.How much of that two years have you taken in? As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox:last_img read more

Tottenham hope to have Son back against Watford

first_imgEnglish side have had to endure a tough period following their second exit from a cup competition in the space of four days.The London side is set to have a relief as Son Heung-Min is believed to likely return for their midweek clash with Watford.Son has missed the last three games while being on international duty with South Korea at the Asian Cup, but their surprise quarter-final exit to Qatar means he is back in the fold earlier than expected.“On Sunday we were with him on the training ground in the morning,” boss Mauricio Pochettino SportBT.“He’s so tired, he played three games. Very tough games.“Of course not too much energy on Sunday, but we hope he’ll be available and ready on Wednesday to help the team.”What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…Pochettino says he has moved on from the defeats and has shifted his focus on a top four finish in the Premier league as well as advancing in the UEFA champions league.“Of course I am disappointed because, after Thursday and today again, out of two competitions – you feel disappointed. You can’t feel anything different,” Pochettino said.“But now we have to be positive. We are still in two competitions, in a good position in the Premier League and the Champions League is a massive motivation for the whole club. We have to be strong.“Now the realistic targets are trying to be in the top four, try and be close to Manchester City and Liverpool and reduce the gap.“To be a contender is always difficult for us. (Top four) is realistic.“Another is to try and beat (Borussia) Dortmund and be in the next round of the Champions League. That is tough.”last_img read more

New Finance Magazine to Launch on Kindle

first_imgEXCLUSIVE Tribune Media Services will today launch its new Kindle-specific consumer and personal finance magazine, Cash: Personal Finance for Real People.Cash will be TMS’ third weekly to be distributed exclusively on Amazon’s Kindle, joining Opinionated, a social and political opinion magazine launched in March, and a collaboration with pop culture site Popmatters.com. The magazine will be published weekly on Mondays, with a cost of $.49 per issue and $1.49 for a monthly subscription. “Cash is a very timely new tool created to help American consumers evaluate their options for spending, saving and investing decisions they confront each day,” said Steve Tippie, TMS vice president of marketing and licensing and the magazine’s publisher. “To meet this need, we pull the best advice and information from dozens of sources to tailor a continually-updated handbook to being a smart consumer.”The magazine will draw material from financial experts and publications, including contributors U.S. News and World Report, Kiplinger’s Consumer News Service, Andrew Leckey’s Successful Investing, with its first issue available as a free trial download and subscription basis for Kindle customers.Since its release in 2007, Amazon’s Kindle device has sold more than a quarter of a million units, with texts that account for 10 percent of Amazon’s book sales. TMS must bank on current Kindle users for the release of Cash, since the Kindle is currently out of stock for 11 to 13 weeks over this holiday season, set to appear again in February 2009.last_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Schools To Receive 600K Infusion Of Technology In Next

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At last week’s meeting, the Wilmington School Committee unanimously approved $605,000 in capital requests for the 2019-2020 school year.The capital requests included:$180,000 for projector & interactive whiteboard replacements at the Middle School$100,000 for a wireless upgrade at the Middle School$100,000 for laptop replacements at the North & West$100,000 for a new datacenter for the district$75,000 for 80 desktops and monitor replacements in the Middle School Tech Labs$30,000 for a PA system upgrade at the six lower schools$20,000 for Chromebook Carts for MCAS testing“The use of technology continues to play a significant role in our schools,” Town Manager Jeff Hull stressed in his recent budget message. “Capital expenditures in the amount of $605,000 are recommended in the upcoming year’s budget to help ensure Wilmington’s students can develop essential skills for the 21st century.”“The 18-year-old Middle School requires an upgrade to its Wi-Fi infrastructure. As use of technology continues to expand, maintaining connectivity is key,” said Hull. “The replacement of projectors and whiteboards is proposed, as the existing projects with be 10 years old in fiscal year 2020 and do not have the level of resolution as compared with current projects.”Hull also noted that the current laptops and desktops at the North and West are at least five years old, while the upgrades to the school system’s data center will allow for “automatic data balancing, greater reliability and data protection, with capacity for data and computing growth.”Residents will vote on each capital request at the Annual Town Meeting in May.(NOTE: The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School System Receives $20K State Grant For Safety & Security UpgradesIn “Education”VIDEO: Watch This Week’s School Committee MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: 5 Things That Happened At Wednesday Night’s MeetingIn “Education”last_img read more

Public trust on EC on the wane Shujan

first_imgCivil society platform Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) president Hafiz Uddin Khan addresses a press conference at the National Press Club on Wednesday. Photo: UNBMore than 52 per cent of the total 548 candidates, who are vying for mayor and ward councillor posts in the upcoming polls to three city corporations, are businessmen by profession, reports UNB.While addressing a press conference at the National Press Club organised to share the affidavits of candidates contesting in the upcoming city polls, civil society platform Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) said this on Wednesday.Presenting a report, Shujan representative Dilip Kumar Sarkar also said at least 43 per cent of the candidates taking part in the three elections have educational background below the secondary level.Elections to three city corporations in Sylhet, Barishal and Rajshahi are billed for 30 July.Dilip also presented the information of the candidates’ income status, picture of their assets, number of cases against them, their loan status and description and assessment of financial status of all mayoral candidates in the press conference.Local government expert Tofayel Ahmed said the EC did not properly check the information provided by the candidates in their affidavits and he urged that the EC must verify the information appropriately.Shujan said the election commission (EC) has lost the credibility, which was earlier gained through successful holding of polls in Narayanganj, Cumilla and Rangpur cities.The civil rights body said EC could not take any clear step to prevent several incidents of electoral code of conduct violations already taken place centring the upcoming city polls.That’s why, Shujan observed, public trust on EC is eroding.Mentioning the incidents of bomb blast in Rajshahi, filing of cases against the activists of BNP mayoral candidate in Sylhet and arrests of several persons, Shujan said these incidents are making people worried and concerned about the fairness of the election.Dilip Kumar Sarkar said, “Before the national parliament election these city polls are the biggest ones organised by the EC and if the EC fails to arrange elections in a free and fair way, it will give a negative impression about EC among the public.”Presiding over the programme, Shujan president Hafiz Uddin Khan alleged, “EC failed to ensure a level playing field for the each contesting candidates in these cities, which makes us concerned about the fairness of the elections.”last_img read more

Harris County Assistant Treasurer Has Been Charged With Felony Theft

first_imgPhoto via Twitter @HCSOTexas Lt. Mauro Alvarado joins Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg to announce arrest of county treasurer’s office employee on theft charges. Photo via click2houston via HCSOGregory Lueb, 56, was charged with theft.The second in command of the Harris County Treasurer’s Office, Gregory Wayne Lueb, is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a county credit union to pay a dominatrix who was blackmailing him.Lueb was arrested Thursday, April 5, and charged with felony theft of up to $30,000. Prosecutors said the 56-year-old was fired from the treasurer’s office this week.A court document said he texted with a woman he met online. Lueb told investigators they had a submissive relationship and the woman eventually demanded money and threatened to tell his wife.Prosecutors said he obtained cash advances from the credit union while making fraudulent deposits.A Harris County district attorney’s spokesman said the dominatrix hasn’t been identified but the investigation continues. Lueb’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call.Press conference: ranking county treasury official charged with theft in financial public corruption investigation https://t.co/VZgB3hKhCu— Harris County DA (@HarrisCountyDAO) April 6, 2018 Press conf https://t.co/ATQtjFhq4d— Harris County DA (@HarrisCountyDAO) April 6, 2018 Lt. Mauro Alvarado joins @HarrisCountyDAO at @CrimeStopHOU to announce arrest of county treasurer’s office employee on theft charges. pic.twitter.com/kEPKBZJDXC— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) April 6, 2018 BREAKING: Ranking county treasury official charged with theft in financial public-corruption investigation.— Harris County DA (@HarrisCountyDAO) April 6, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Swiss films travelling on wheels

first_imgOn the occasion of ’70 years of Swiss-Indian friendship’, the Swiss representations in India presented the event series “70 Years of Swiss Indian Friendship: Connecting Minds – Inspiring the Future” (SIF70).The event was officially launched by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard, during her State visit to India on September 1, 2017. The events and activities started in April 2017 and will continue to take place in various cities across India to highlight this important landmark until the end of 2018. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs a part of the event, Swiss representations in India initiated to bring the best of children’s movies from Switzerland to various regions in India. The films ‘Heidi’ and ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ are travelling on a special bus to spread the message of friendship, understanding, respect, and inclusiveness. The ‘Swiss Films on Wheels’ has been touring India since March 6. Screening the films for school students and for communities, the bus has visited more than 30 cities so far. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn November 3, the bus arrived in Kolkata and was welcomed by Umesh Chowdhary, Honorary Consul, Consulate of Switzerland. Three NGO founded schools hosted the movies – Hamari Muskan South Kolkata, Ektara on the same day and Future Hope Foundation featured the films on November 4. Heidi directed by Alain Gsponer is a fiction film released in December 2015. The story is about Heidi, a five-year-old orphan who is taken to live with her grumpy, outcast grandfather in the Swiss mountains. Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as Zucchini) by Claude Barras was released in 2016 and is about a little boy again. ‘Zucchini’ – an unusual nickname for a 9-year-old boy, yet his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by the kind police officer Raymond, who accompanies Zucchini to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. With this initiative, the Swiss diplomatic network in India is connecting Swiss and Indian minds that are actively shaping the future of both countries. The focus lies on creating opportunities for innovation in business, research, and technology, but also in the fields of governance, art or social inclusion.last_img read more

Labour councillor resigns over trans women using female bathrooms

first_imgAnn Sinnott, who served on Cambridge council in England, stood down from her post yesterday.Sinnott, who represented Petersfield, worked for the council for four years.‘Dereliction of the law’The policy Sinnott was responding to applies only to council property.It states that ‘transgender people will not be excluded from gender-appropriate sex/single-sex segregated facilities.’Sinnott claims the rule treats women with contempt and is in ‘dereliction of the law’, according to The Times.She furthermore added that policies in which single-sex facilities are ‘abolished at a stroke’ undermine women’s rights and are in breach of the Equalities Act.The Equality Act 2010 protects trans people’s right to use their bathroom of choice.‘Female-only facilities are needed by women as a generality’‘Cambridge city council knowingly stands in dereliction of the law,’ Sinnott said in a letter to council chief executive Antoinette Jackson, according to the report.She furthermore added: ‘I do not want to be a member of a council that fails to recognise that female-only facilities are needed by women as a generality.’ A Labour councillor has quit her post over a policy allowing trans women to use women’s bathrooms facilities. GAYSTARNEWS- She also said: ‘Nor do I wish to be associated with a council that effectively treated Cambridge women with contempt, while it insidiously dismantled their rights.’The policy was put forward by trans Liberal Democrat councillor Sarah Brown.Brown is the first trans person to be elected as a politician in the UK. She was Cambridge City Councillor for Petersfield ward from 2010 to 2014.‘Pro natal-female rights’Meanwhile, according to CambridgeshireLive, Sinnott has said she is not ‘anti-trans’ and that her resignation is ‘pro natal-female rights.’The publication furthermore reports of Sinnott’s out of office email.They say it reads: ‘Regretfully, I resigned on Mon 30 July because the Council’s Equality Policy – by which female-only services in Cambridge Council owned facilities were abolished – is in breach of the Equality Act 2010.’Gay Star News has approached Cambridgeshire County Council and also Sinnott and Brown for comment.WATCH: Trans woman harassed out of bathroom by California congressional candidate Former councillor Ann Sinnott | Photo: Facebook Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… LGBT Labour condemns MSP’s intern due to conversion therapy linkWalgreens faces right-wing boycott over trans-inclusive bathroom policyUK press claim trans women will be banned from female changing roomsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/labour-councillor-resigns-over-trans-women-using-female-bathrooms/last_img read more