Bill Gates Meets Rajnath Singh, Yogi Adityanath to Discuss Welfare Initiatives

first_imgBillionaire philanthropist Bill Gates met Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath this week to discuss investment and various welfare initiatives of his foundation.The Microsoft co-founder discussed investments with Yogi Adityanath on Nov. 17, and the foundation may declare initiatives for the northern state. Gates was also accompanied by his wife Melinda, who is also a philanthropist.“A delegation led by Mr Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called upon #UPCM Shri #YogiAdiyanath at Shastri Bhavan, Lucknow,” the CM’s office tweeted. “On behalf of the Government and people of Uttar Pradesh, I welcome Mr. Bill Gates and his team to Lucknow: #UPCM shri #YogiAdityanath,” the office said in another tweet, quoting the UP chief minister.Yogi Adityanath also said, “It is needed a matter of great joy and pleasure for us that you have been able to take time out of your busy schedule to be here with us: #UPCM shri #YogiAdityanath” in another tweet.On Nov. 16, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was reported to have urged Gates to adopt villages hit by left-wing extremism in Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand, and turn them into “model villages.”Gates also discussed the initiatives taken by his American foundation in India. The discussion comes in the wake of cancellation of license of Public Health Foundation of India, a health advocacy group that was funded by the Gates Foundation. The cancellation of the license of the NGO was not discussed, a spokesperson of the foundation said.आज शास्त्री भवन, लखनऊ में बिल एण्ड मिलिण्डा गेट्स फाउण्डेशन संस्था के सह अध्यक्ष श्री बिल गेट्स ने मुलाकात की, तथा उन्हें भगवान बुद्ध की प्रतिमा भेंट की। pic.twitter.com/tNphK9CBqR— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) November 17, 2017Singh commended Gates for the various initiatives the foundation has taken in the country, and requested them him to initiate programs to spread health awareness.“In collaboration with our partners, we are working to improve the lives of more than a billion people in India by addressing challenges related to health, sanitation, access to financial services, and agricultural development,” the Foundation says on its India website. Related ItemsBill GatesRajnath SinghYogi Adityanathlast_img read more

Hooked To The Hukka

first_imgIs this a new trend? After work, instead of grabbing a burger or a beer, you get yourself a hukka and a belly dancer! Dilip Mehta of Dimple’s Bombay Talk and his daughter Payal, along with their partner Raj Balwani, have dreamed up Fire & Ice Hukka Bar and Lounge in Woodbridge, New Jersey.Tyeb Mehta’s Mahisasura sold for almost $ 1.6 millionIn an attempt to be all things to all people, the restaurant is serving Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern food, and the music includes Hip Hop, Middle Eastern and Bollywood rhythms with belly dancers performing every night.According to Payal Mehta, the idea is to be in New Jersey but give the younger crowd a taste of New York, so that they don’t have to drive into the city for their excitement. The hukkas, which are smoked in the Middle East and South Asia, were once the domain of kings and village heads and aristocratic grand dames. Here the hukka tobacco in the water pipes is flavored with flavors like mint, apple, strawberry and cappuccino. Related Itemslast_img read more

101 Uses For Condoms

first_imgNow we know why India has a population of over a billion and still climbing. The condoms are being used for quite unintended purposes. India manufactures over a billion condoms, but according to The Economic Times, only a quarter of these are used for sex. The rest are used as a tool in the making of saris, toys and bathroom slippers! The lubricant in the condoms make them a very handy gadget for sari weavers, who place the condoms on their thread spools to make the thread move faster through the sewing machines. The weavers are also using the lubricant to polish gold and silver threads in the cloth. Indians are surely an innovative lot and thanks to their enterprise in finding new uses for condoms rather than the intended one, they are assisting in the manufacture of more Indians! Related Itemslast_img read more

Sacha And The History Boys

first_imgThe History Boys, the Broadway show that won the most Tony Awards this season and actually tied the record for most wins for a play set by the original production of Death of a Salesman, was the big hit this season. It’s also proved very lucky for Sacha Dhawan, a young South Asian actor from London. He’s played the role of in The History Boys in all its avatars – it’s been a play, a radio play and a movie. “The play’s been going on for over two and a half years now and I’ve been with it from the beginning,” says Dhawan, who co-starred in the original as well as the regional touring play. “Originally we didn’t expect it to be as successful as it has become.” Dhawan has traveled all over the world with the play, which has shown in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. The play can be seen on Broadway till October and the movie will be released in the UK in November.A Manchester boy, Dhawan has been acting since he was a kid in television and film. His parents are originally from the Punjab, and he still values those cultural ties: “My background is a large part of my life especially since I’m away from home a lot. You miss some of the traditions when you’re busy, but you need them because that’s what grounds you.” Was it difficult breaking into theater, being Asian? He says, “It can be difficult, but I think the industry was wanting more people from different ethnic minorities. Yet the roles they were writing were not real, they were very stereotyped. Things have changed in 2006. There are a lot more actors of Asian background coming in and there are a lot more writers who are respecting the background these actors come from as well.” The History Boys is his first major role and is special, because it is not written for an ethnic character and could have been played by anyone. He finds that usually writers in creating ethnic characters give them a lot of cultural baggage, but in this play he is just one of eight boys, an 18 year old trying to get into Oxford. “That’s what we need to be doing more of. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what background you come from, we’re all very similar really.”Does that happen often or does he still find himself running up against that ethnic block? “It’s still there. I’m still fighting against it. That’s why I’m in the industry really. I want to be seen as an artiste. That’s what my job is, not just as an Asian face.” Related Itemslast_img read more

Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna

first_imgAdam Dell, brother of Dell computer founder Michael Dell is suing Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi for custody of their one-year-old daughter Krishna, alleging in court papers that she had told him she was hoping that billionaire Teddy Forstmann “was the child’s biological father.”The lawsuit claims that Lakshmi told Dell that she was “sexually involved with Forstmann” and Dell “during the time she became pregnant” and hoped that Forstmann was the father. It alleges that she did not put Dell’s name on the birth certificate “to minimize, if not eliminate [Dell’s] role in Krishna’s life and to install Forstmann as Krishna’s father.” Dell’s lawyer, Bill Zabel, told the New York Post: “Adam Dell, above all else, wants to have an active and substantial role in the upbringing of his daughter with Padma Lakshmi. Unfortunately, Ms. Lakshmi has severely limited his time with their daughter and has refused to negotiate a reasonable co-parenting agreement. Mr. Dell has tried his best to avoid going to court, but Ms. Lakshmi has given him no other choice at this time.”Lakshmi’s attorney Jay D. Silverstein told People that “she is saddened and gravely disappointed that Mr. Dell has chosen a very public means of filing his petition with the court rather than doing so in a confidential or sealed manner, which is customary in cases involving a very young child.”Under an out-of-court agreement that expires Feb 20 when Krishna turns 1, Dell has visitation rights to see his daughter nine days a month.   Related Itemslast_img read more

New Zealand Police Video Featuring Officials of Indian, Other Ethnicities Goes Viral

first_imgThe New Zealand police do seem to know the most entertaining way to recruit people into their ranks — a quirky ad of a chase in which security persons are seen asking the public for help. Starring more than 70 staff members from the New Zealand police force, including those of Indian origin such as Detective Rajnesh Kumar, Sergeant Gurpreet Arora, Constable Deepak Kalra, Constable Lavleen Kaur, and Constable Prabhdeep Bajwa, the video has gone viral since its release on their Facebook page on Nov. 26.“Police want to attract more women, Maori, Pacific Islanders, and people from all other ethnicities and backgrounds to better reflect the communities we serve,” Constable Zion Leaupepe was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald.A look at the people featured in the humorous video, who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, makes it evident that they have succeeded in their objective. The video opens with the line: “We want New Zealand to be the safest country in the world, but we can’t do it without your help.”Karen Jones, the Deputy Chief Executive of Public Affairs, told the media that since the primary audience is 18 to 24-year-olds, “it was a given we would use social media.” The video shows touches of the Kiwi humor, with scenes such as the New Zealand pipe band being asked to stop the music during the chase, a cat wearing a police vest, a dog being asked to drop the bag by an officer, a solo dance at a pedestrian crossing, and a police officer looking at a body builder and saying the recruits don’t have to be “that fit,” proving why the video touched a chord with social media users all over the world.“At 9am today (November 26) there had been an 800 per cent increase in traffic to the New Cops website since the launch of the video. As well as this, 333 full profiles have been created by people interested in joining us,” Commissioner Bush said in a statement. The video, that clocks over two and a half minutes, has got over 3 million views so far. Related ItemsNew ZealandSocial medialast_img read more

Toronto Schools to Observe Hindu Heritage Month in November

first_imgCanada’s largest school board, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), has adopted the motion that will recognize November as Hindu Heritage Month annually, the Hindustan Times reported.The motion was moved before the board, said to be the third largest in North America, covering 583 schools, by its trustee Parthi Kandavel. The motion was co-sponsored by Avtar Minhas, another trustee on the board.Born to a father of Sri Lankan origin and Indian mother, 36-year-old Kandavel backed the motion because of the desire “expressed by the community”, as per the report. Kandavel noted that an observance of the Hindu Heritage Month in schools would have “substance”. As it will be reflected in the curriculum, strategies and events at the schools.He said that the decision carries “value and significance” because the students will have the opportunity to “celebrate, learn and educate” themselves about the religion.Now that the motion is passed, the next step—implementation–will involve interactions with community groups so a theme can be developed for November and lesson plans and activities can be prepared accordingly. The heritage month will coincide with the Indian festival Diwali, which will enhance the celebration of the heritage month in Canada’s largest city.Kandavel went on to say that while Hinduism is among the world’s oldest belief systems, the “unfortunate reality” is that many educationists in Canada were unaware of it and that there were reports of “students being bullied for being Hindus”. The Board oversees a student population of nearly 240,000, the HT report said.According to Kandavel, although the month of November is already observed as Hindu Heritage Month in the Ontario province, it is “fairly symbolic” in nature. It was on Dec. 6, 2016 that the Ontario provincial assembly passed the Hindu Heritage Month bill to officially recognize November as Hindu Heritage Month in Ontario.As the Board celebrated April as Sikh heritage month, Minhas spoke of the motion for Hindu Heritage Month which was passed before dozens of members of Hindu community in the gallery. He was quoted as saying in the report: “We want every child to grow in this city of Toronto the way their culture is, there traditions are.”Kandavel also pointed out that the TDSB is important since it’s “practices in education and equity” tends to influence other school districts within the province and then subsequently, across the country. “They look at us for leadership and guidance,” he said, as per the report.The schools in the districts in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with a large population of Hindu students, have already shown interest in the Hindu Heritage Month. With 1.2 million Indo-Canadians living in the country, Ontario province has more than 700,000 Indo-Canadians, according to IANS.January, is incidentally, Tamil heritage month in Canada. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had celebrated Pongal with Canadian Tamils in Scarborough on Jan.17, dressed in a traditional Indian attire. Related ItemsCanadaIndians in Canadalast_img read more

World Bank Willing to Provide $500 Million Aid for Rebuilding Kerala

first_imgThe World Bank has offered a financial aid of $500 Million for the flood ravaged Indian state of Kerala for rebuilding its infrastructure. The support is subject to the Union government’s formal request and will have to be approved by the World Bank Board of Governors, according to a release by the World Bank. However, as an immediate step, the bank said it is ready to reallocate up to $55 million from its current portfolio of projects in India to support the state’s reconstruction.World Bank will help Kerala BUILD BACK BETTER. A $55 million immediate assistance to finance reconstruction work. More assistance to build resilient institutions & systems in disaster risk management, infrastructure & others. https://t.co/uJsrcWgp84 @CMOKerala #KeralaFloods— World Bank India (@WorldBankIndia) October 17, 2018Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had talks with World Bank officials on Oct.16, where the world body offered its support in rebuilding the state. The Joint Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (JRDNA) report was presented to the Chief Minister and other ministers in this meeting, the Hindu reported. The JRDNA was conducted in Sept. 2018 jointly by the Government of Kerala (GoK), the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It is estimated that Rs 25,000 crores is needed for the rebuilding the state and this estimate involves priority sectors alone. The sectors, which suffered most damage due to flood are transport, rural infrastructure, livelihoods, including tourism, housing and urban infrastructure. These sectors need big budgets for recovery.Commenting on the assistance, Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Country Director in India, said, “Disasters, like the one we witnessed in Kerala, can roll back decades of development and are a fundamental threat to economic development and the fight against poverty. The World Bank stands committed to support Chief Minister Vijayan’s vision of converting this tragedy – one of the biggest that the state has seen – into an opportunity to build a more resilient Kerala for its people.”“The framework we have prepared in consultation with the Government of Kerala will help the state with early recovery needs restoring the infrastructure and livelihoods. A very important part of our engagement will be to support the work of state institutions and build on the state-community relationships that exist in Kerala.” Ahmad added.According to the World Bank, the proposed recovery and resilience framework will follow a phased approach. These engagements will cover a range of affected sectors such as water resources, transport, social protection, environment, disaster risk management, etc. Kerala suffered devastating floods in August this year, which left hundreds of people dead and ruined the infrastructure of the state, known for its tourism. Related Itemslast_img read more

Birthday letdown: Jazz top Cavs, spoil James’ celebration

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Mitchell shot 10 for 17 from the field. Ricky Rubio had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.“He’s a player,” James said. “The kid had a lot of game and they’ve been riding that wave all season since they realized what they actually got. He’s not afraid of the moment. They put him in situations where he can succeed and he tries to take advantage of it.”James did not record a point or an assist during the game-changing third quarter, which Utah opened with a 23-3 run. Cleveland connected on just 4 of 19 shots in the quarter.“We turned the basketball over, we couldn’t make shots,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “I just thought defensively we weren’t very good. Second unit gave us a great boost and got us back in the game, moving the basketball, getting stops defensively.“Tristan (Thompson) was great, (Dwyane) Wade was great, Jeff Green was great. So that was a good sign for those guys to get us back in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BIRTHDAY MEMORIESJames was in a storytelling mood at the pregame shoot-around when asked about his favorite birthdays. He enjoyed turning 18 but said there was “this false notion that you’re a grown man.” Even James couldn’t do whatever he wanted.“There was always certain clubs and stuff I used to go to and they were like, ‘Come on LeBron, we know you’re not 21,’” James said with a laugh. “‘We cannot let you in here and mess up our liquor license.’ So 21 was pretty cool, too. … I turned 21 and went to Vegas and that summer. I was like, back then I was so happy to show my card! ‘I’m 21, let me up in here! I’m up in here!’”Fake identification wasn’t an option, considering he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated before he was 18.“I wish,” James said. “Who was I going to be?”UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.Jazz: Host the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. “Just have no conscience when it comes to certain things,” Mitchell said. “I missed a few shots that I normally make and just moving on to the next shot, making the right play at the right time. Just treating the last two minutes the same as the first two.“If you overthink it, that’s the first mistake right there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderJames had 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists as his personal losing streak at Utah extended to seven games, four of them with Cleveland. The Cavs’ three-game losing streak is their second this season.Mitchell blew by J.R. Smith and made a layup in traffic over James with 35 seconds remaining to give the Jazz a 100-97 lead. James then missed a layup, and Utah finished off the game from the free-throw line. The Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak. James powered the Cavaliers’ late rally, but the Jazz were able to hold on.The Cavs led by 10 at the end of the first quarter. Utah chipped away in the second and trailed 53-48 at halftime.“We played very well defensively in the third quarter,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Thabo (Sefolosha), he’s competitive. We know what kind of defender he is. He’d be the first person to tell you LeBron is special and there’s nobody more unique. You just do the best you can and hope for the best.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue said Isaiah Thomas (hip), who has not played this season, looked good during a Friday scrimmage and felt good Saturday. Doctors have not yet cleared Thomas to play, Lue said.Jazz: C Rudy Gobert was re-evaluated Saturday and will miss at least two more weeks with a sprained PCL.BRUTAL STRETCHThe Jazz had lost 10 of 12 while playing a brutal schedule that included 11 games against teams in position to make the playoffs. Snyder acknowledged there’s been a psychological toll, but said the team is resilient.“We try to make it about more than winning and losing,” Snyder said. “I think a focus on the process or improving and those things.“I don’t sense us being incredibly despondent. But that doesn’t mean there’s not some psychological toll that’s taken a little bit.” Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha, left, guards against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)SALT LAKE CITY — There’s no longer any surprise in the Jazz locker room when Donovan Mitchell takes over a game. Teammates have begun to expect it from the rookie, whose latest feat was to outduel LeBron James on the four-time MVP’s 33rd birthday.Mitchell scored 29 points, and Utah handed James and the Cleveland Cavaliers their third straight defeat, 104-101 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Serena loses in exhibition comeback after giving birth LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Vivo partners with PUBG for PUBG MOBILE Open Club 2019, to offer $2.5 million as prize money

first_imgPUBG MOBILE has undergone a substantial amount of controversy in the last few months. The game rose to immense popularity and impressed the critics on both Android and iOS platforms. However, at the same time, PUBG MOBILE has also been gathering a lot of criticism for its involvement in spoiling children’s attention on academics as well as even affecting grown-ups. That said, PUBG MOBILE is increasingly coming across as a platform for pro gamers with various e-sports events. And now, there’s more good news on this front.PUBG MOBILE is hosting the Open Club 2019 eSports event in association with Vivo. The 2019 event is offering up to $2.5 million prize money, which is the biggest amount in any PUBG MOBILE event so far. The tournament has been divided into the Spring Split and the Fall Split. The Spring Split Global Finals will take place in July 2019 with the Fall Split taking place later in December.”We are excited to partner with Vivo, as they have a strong reputation in being innovative and putting the consumer’s needs first. As an innovative brand ourselves, this partnership highlights our dedication to bring the best experience possible to our players and fans around the world. This partnership is just the beginning, we want to continue building a strong portfolio of partnerships with industry-leading companies, such as Vivo, to provide the best mobile gaming experience possible,” said Vincent Wang, General Manager of Global Publishing Department, Tencent Games.While promoting its eSports events, PUBG MOBILE is also catering to its loyal players across the globe. The game has recently got the latest beta update that adds a couple of features to make the gameplay more exciting as well as fix older bugs. The most noticeable change in the new beta version is the inclusion of dynamic weather. Players will now be able to experience witness weather changes while playing in Erangel and Miramar. Similar to the PC and console version, the mobile version will offer a variation of weather between sunny skies to rains, thereby making it challenging for players to keep a vigil on surroundings. Apart from the dynamic weather, the Tukshai 3-wheeler has finally come to PUBG MOBILE.advertisementALSO READ | Next PUBG MOBILE update will bring Tukshai 3-wheeler and new weather effects ALSO READ | PUBG MOBILE is 1 year old: How PUBG became a household name, a huge addiction and a big controversyALSO READ | Zombies finally come to PUBG MOBILE: How to get it and what’s newlast_img read more

WSW thrash Wellington Phoenix

first_imgWestern Sydney Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix Western Sydney Wanderers 4 Wellington Phoenix 0: Riera leads impressive rout Joe Wright 18:55 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) brendan hamill - cropped Getty Images Western Sydney Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix Wellington Phoenix Western Sydney Wanderers A-League Western Sydney Wanderers demolished Wellington Phoenix to make it back-to-back wins in the A-League. Wellington Phoenix suffered another humbling trip to Sydney as Western Sydney Wanderers claimed an emphatic 4-0 win on Sunday.Oriol Riera, Michael Thwaite, Chris Ikonomidis and Jaushua Sotirio were on the scoresheet to give the home side all three points at ANZ Stadium.The defeat, which leaves Wellington bottom of the A-League table, comes just a week after their 4-0 loss to leaders Sydney FC. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Wanderers produced a dominant display in which they tallied a total of 33 shots, a club record for league match, and they took the lead after only six minutes when Riera expertly headed in Josh Risdon’s cross.What a win #WSW #WSWvWEL pic.twitter.com/eUW3xP8sfs— WS Wanderers FC (@wswanderersfc) February 11, 2018The visitors managed to stay in the contest until just after the hour mark, when Thwaite rose highest to head in Marcelo Carrusca’s corner.Ikonomidis made it 3-0 nine minutes later after a fine one-two with Mark Bridge and Sotirio added late gloss, slotting home a rebound after Lewis Italiano denied Brendon Santalab.Josep Gombau’s Wanderers are sixth in the table, a point behind Melbourne Victory but with a game in hand, while Wellington stay two points adrift at the foot of the table.last_img read more

10 months agoRojo: I’ll fight for my place at Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rojo: I’ll fight for my place at Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcus Rojo has revealed how his injury hell has tested his mental strength to the limit.The Argentine ace has returned home for further treatment on an unspecified problem he first suffered in the World Cup that forced him to miss the first 20 games of United’s season.United have no idea when he will be back and Rojo, who has endured fitness problems for the past two campaigns, said: “The worst thing about it is that it is the second year running I have not been able to have a full pre-season with my team-mates.“These kind of things can happen in football.“That’s the game of football. It can happen to anyone and this time it happened to be me.“It’s all about being strong mentally. I am strong mentally and it is now about turning it around and starting again. I’m always going to fight hard to earn my place in the side.” last_img read more

Ohio State Now Has No. 1 2016 Class On Scout, Highest Commitment Star Ranking On Rivals

first_img247 Sports have Ohio State, Miami, and Florida State as top recruiting classes.247 Sports Ohio State Florida StateOhio State’s 2016 class is shaping up to be a great one. Austin Mack, a four-star wide receiver out of Indiana, committed to the Buckeyes today. With the 6-foot-1, 200-pound wideout’s commitment, Urban Meyer’s program now has what some consider to be the best class in the country for 2016. Ohio State has the No. 1 class in 2016 according to Scout. Ohio State moves back to No. 1 in @scoutrecruiting rankings with today’s pledge from Austin Mack #Buckeyes— Jeff Svoboda (@JeffSvoboda) June 7, 2015On Rivals.com, the Buckeyes have the No. 3 class, but have the highest average star ranking at 3.93. Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 11.19.24 AMRivals.comAnd on 247 Sports, the Buckeyes have the No. 2 class, trailing Florida State by a mere 1.61 points. This could be Meyer’s greatest class, ever.last_img read more

IPL 2019: RCB stun SRH to end unsuccessful campaign with a win

first_img No data available! scorecard Rajarshi Gupta BengaluruMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 23:42 IST Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann share a century stand for the 4th wicket (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRCB defeated SRH by 4 wickets in Bengaluru on Saturday to win their 5th match of the seasonHetmyer and Gurkeerat hit fifties as RCB won their last game of the 2019 IPLSRH will now have to wait for the final 2 league matches to learn their playoff fateShimron Hetmyer smashed a 47-ball 75 while Gurkeerat Singh Mann hit a stylish 65 as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets to end the 2019 Indian Premier League with a victory. RCB were already eliminated from the playoff race but SRH will now have to depend on other results to learn their fate.Kings XI Punjab will host Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede on Sunday in the final 2 league matches of the season. If KKR win, they will be through to the playoffs with 14 points. SRH, who made it to the final in 2018, have 12 points from 14 matches.Chasing 176 to sign off another disappointing IPL campaign with a win, Royal Challengers Bangalore were jolted early. Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers while Khaleel Ahmed dismissed Virat Kohli to leave RCB in a huge spot of bother.Sunrisers Hyderabad have one of the best bowling attacks in the IPL. With Kohli and de Villiers gone, the onus was on Shimron Hetmyer who played only 5 matches this season. His partner at the other end, Gurkeerat Singh Mann had played just 2 matches in the 2019 IPL before Friday.But Shimron Hetmyer and Mann did not let lack of match time get in the way of a fabulous partnership. The two were undaunted by the early loss of wickets and kept RCB on course with some sensational strokeplay. Hetmyer was the more aggressive of the duo but Mann showed great resilience and patience against a top-quality bowling attack.advertisementRoyal Challengers Bangalore were reduced to 20 for 3 off 2.5 overs and Sunrisers Hyderabad had every reason to feel they had the game under control. Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann had other plans.Hetmyer raced away to his maiden IPL fifty while Mann hit his second fifty of his IPL career as Royal Challengers Bangalore stormed to only their 5th win of the season from 14 matches..@RCBTweets win by 4 wickets and sign off their #VIVOIPL campaign on a high #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/uD0rmxiL1CIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2019On Saturday, Virat Kohli won only his 4th toss of the 2019 Indian Premier League and beamed as he asked Sunrisers Hyderabad to bat in their last league game of the season. But the smile soon disappeared after Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill got off to a rapid start.However, Navdeep Saini removed Saha in the 5th over of the SRH innings while Washington Sundar dismissed Martin Guptill to help RCB get some kind of control after a frenetic start by the visitors.Royal Challengers Bangalore were sloppy on the field to start with but they soon bounced back with regular wickets. Manish Pandey, SRH’s No.3 in recent matches, was in dangerous form. However, Washington saw him off 3 balls after packing off Guptill and Virat Kohli was a much happier captain.And when Vijay Shankar threatened to take the game away from RCB, Sundar struck again to send him off as SRH slipped to 106 for 4 in the 14th over.Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan fell cheaply and SRH were reduced to 139 for 7 off 17.3 overs. It was left to Kane Williamson, the Orange Cap winner in 2018, to bail his team out of choppy waters and he did exactly that.Kane Williamson played only 8 matches in the league stage because he was recovering from an injury he sustained before the IPL. He was not in great touch but on Saturday when his team needed him to stand up, Williamson played a classic. After hitting his first fifty of the season, Williamson targeted Umesh Yadav, who conceded 28 runs off the final over.Also Read | Another no-ball controversy and Virat Kohli is frustratedFor 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow RCB vs SRHFollow Shimron HetmyerFollow Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad graphs view more view lesscenter_img commentary advertisement IPL 2019: RCB stun SRH to end unsuccessful campaign with a winIPL 2019: Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh hit half-centuries as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets to end the season with a win.last_img read more

Major Crimes Trending Down in St. Elizabeth

first_imgThe police are reporting that major crimes in the parish of St. Elizabeth have continued to trend downwards since the start of the year, in comparison to the similar period last year. “Overall, there has been a reduction of 2 per cent in major crimes. We have had reduction in murders, and reduction in break-ins. This year we have 160 reported break-ins as against 207 last year this time, 47 less or a 23 per cent reduction,” Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Cochrane, said while speaking to citizens at a recent town hall meeting at the Alpart Sports Club, in St. Elizabeth. “In terms of murders, we have an 11 per cent reduction. Where we have the challenge is in robberies, and we have reconfigured our operational initiatives to treat with that. We have detained 10 men, and have seen a marked reduction in robberies in the parish,” Mr. Cochrane added. The senior police officer called on citizens to take great care when travelling with cash. “Be very alert in terms how you carry large sums of cash. The ideal is to use debit or credit cards. Do not enter ATMs alone in the nights when there are few people around. If you have to carry cash on you, don’t be too open with it to attract the criminals,” he warned. Mr. Cochrane told the gathering that their presence at the meeting demonstrate that they are on the side of the law, and pointed out that successful law enforcement initiatives have only seen success when citizens partner with the police. “Successful law enforcement effort has always been aided and buttressed by excellent police-citizen relationship, co-operation and co-ordination. Successful law enforcement rides on the back of the united focus of the police and citizens working together to prevent crime in their neighbourhoods. This is based on the premise that the law enforcement effort is not for the police alone; it is meant to be a partnership with the police and the public. If we ever need that togetherness between the police and the public, it is now more than ever,” he said. Mr. Cochrane said crime and violence is one of the greatest stumbling blocks to progress, and while the police cannot be everywhere at the same time, the citizens can play their part in the fight against wrong doing.last_img read more

Tsitsipas through Clic and Anderson bow out at Queens

first_imgLondon: Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas avoided a slip-up at Queen’s on Thursday as he breezed past British Number one Kyle Edmund 6-3, 7-5 in their rain-delayed first round match. However, for once the doubles will take centre-stage over the singles later in west London as former world number one Andy Murray makes his return to competitive tennis for the first time since undergoing a hip operation in January. Murray will team up with veteran Spaniard Feliciano Lopez against the top seeds and French Open semi-finalists Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevTsitsipas was grateful to polish off Edmund in straight sets after resuming at 3-3 in the second set after rain on Wednesday forced the match into a second day. The 20-year-old Greek will be back on court later on Thursday to face Frenchman Jeremy Chardy as organisers try to catch up with lost time early in the week. The world number six also saw his chances of winning a first title on grass helped as defending champion Marin Cilic and last year’s Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson crashed out in the second round. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsAnderson, the second seed, looked understandably rusty in his first tournament appearance since March due to injury. The veteran South African battled back from a set down to Gilles Simon, but the Frenchman prevailed 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Fifth-seeded Cilic — who also won the Queen’s title in 2012 and reached the final on two other occasions — went down 6-4, 6-4 to 26-year-old Argentinian Diego Schwartzmann, who is appearing at Queen’s for the first time and recorded just his third win on the surface. Tsitsipas’s run to the final had already been eased by the withdrawal of third seed Juan Martin del Potro, who suffered a fresh knee injury after stumbling towards the end of his victory over Denis Shapovalov on Wednesday. Del Potro has fractured his right patella and faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after surgery.last_img read more

20 states join pan-India single emergency helpline No. ‘112’

first_imgNew Delhi: Twenty states and Union territories have so far joined a pan-India network of single emergency helpline number ‘112’ on which immediate assistance can be sought by anyone in distress, officials said on Friday.The ‘112’ helpline is an integration of police (100), fire (101) and women (1090) helpline numbers and the project is being implemented under the central government’s Nirbhaya Fund. The single number for emergency services is similar to ‘911’ in the United States. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The 20 states and UTs include Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland, a Home Ministry official said. The Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) envisages a single pan-India emergency number ‘112’, which is an internationally recognised number, to target all types of emergencies. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA panic button is already provided on all mobile phones, which on activation will trigger an emergency call to ‘112’. The Emergency Response Centre (ERCs), being set up by the States and UTs, can receive panic signal via voice call to ‘112’, email requests on state ERSS website or the ‘112’ mobile app, the official said. Location based tracking of victim can be done through location based services of all phones or even more accurately through GPS for smart phones. The ‘112’ India app provides for ‘shout facility’ designed especially for women, for enlisting support of volunteers, who have registered themselves with the state police, for emergency response. To access emergency services, a person can dial ‘112’ on a phone or press the power button of a smart phone three times quickly to send a panic call to the Emergency Response Centre. In case of a normal phone, a long press of the ‘5’ or ‘9’ key will activate the panic call. A total of Rs 321.69 crore has been earmarked for this Emergency Response Support System out of which Rs 278.66 crore has already been released to the States and the UTs from the Nirbhaya Fund, set up following the infamous 2012 Delhi gangrape case, another official said. People can also log onto the ERSS website for the respective state and send an emergency email or SOS alert to state Emergency Response Centre. They can use ‘112’ India mobile app, which is available free on Google Play Store and Apple Store. The Nirbhaya Fund was set up by the central government for projects specifically designed to improve the safety and security of the women. An empowered committee of officers, headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, apprises and recommends projects to be funded under the Nirbhaya Fund, the official said. The empowered committee also reviews and monitors the progress of the schemes/ projects. Once the it is recommended by the committee, the ministry/ department concerned has to take approval of the competent authority.last_img read more

Casablanca to Host 1st ‘Invest Africa Expo’ Forum in November

Rabat – The city of Casablanca will host the first edition of the Invest Africa Expo international business forum from November 1 to 4, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The four-day event aims to gather together 500 business exhibitors and representatives from 50 various countries in order to share and exchange their expertise.“The event aims to create and develop fruitful meetings between Africa’s economic operators, with the aim of sharing expertise and strengthening the win-win partnerships in the African continent, which have been advocated by King Mohammed VI,” said the forum’s organizers in a press release. The statement added that these business-to-business meetings will provide participants with the opportunity to attend presentations by business officials from national and international public and private organizations.Many sectors will be represented at the Invest Africa Expo event, whose space will cover an area of over 20,000 square meters, including education, employment, health, energy,agriculture, security, and tourism.The event will be also devoted to the sharing of South-South business experience, expertise, and business meetings. read more