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Powerful GC Foster College in control at Intercol Champs

first_imgG.C. Foster College has made a strong statement following competition on day one of the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium with their male and female teams taking the early lead.The male team sits on 93 points, ahead of the University of West Indies (UWI) on 61; University of Technology (UTech) 49 and Mico on 23. On the female side, G.C. Foster are on 83 points, ahead of Utech (63); UWI (61) and Mico (16).G.C. Foster College athletes dominated the 100m finals as Jura Levy and Oshane Bailey were victorious. Levy won the women’s event in 11.38 seconds, ahead of teammate Gayon Evans in 11.42, with Christania Williams of UTech getting third in 11.47.Bailey won the men’s event in 10.15 as Kevean Smith of UTech was second in 10.21, with third going to Colin King of G.C. Foster College in 10.36.TITLE KEPTDefending champion Janieve Russell (UTech) retained her title in the women’s 400m hurdles winning in 56.76. Rushelle Clayton (UWI) was second in 57.81, with Rhonda Whyte (G.C. Foster) coming third in 58.36 seconds.Making his season debut for UWI, World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde captured the men’s 400m hurdles in 50.57. Second went to Marsel Miller (G.C. Foster) in 52.13 seconds with Damar Murray (G.C. Foster) finishing third in 52.60.Mico’s Samantha James captured the women’s 800m in 2:11.30 as Danielle James (G.C. Foster) was second in 2:15.84 with third going to Roshea Burrell (G.C. Foster) in 2:18.90.Knox College’s Chadoye Dawson 1:52.67, got the better of G.C. Foster’s Kegan Campbell (1:52.72) in a close finish in the men’s 800m finals. Third went to Rory Rhoden (G.C. Foster) in 1:53.96.In the field events, Fredrick Dacres (UWI) led in the men’s shot put with a heave of 17.98m. Demar Gayle (G.C. Foster) finished second with 17.61m, with third going to Alec Vern Longmore (Utech) with 18.08m.The meet, which ends today, will begin at 1 p.m. with preliminary-round action in the women’s 200m. Some 22 finals will be contested.last_img read more

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Sane offered chance to show Germany what they missed

first_imgLeroy Sane was one of the stars of City’s romp to a record 100 Premier League points and the League Cup last season. The 22-year-old was crowned Young Player of the Year in England thanks to a stellar return of 14 goals and 19 assists in all competitions.However, that still wasn’t enough to earn him a place in Germany’s World Cup squad as Sane was surprisingly cut from Joachim Loew’s 23.Sane may have had the last laugh as the defending champions crashed out in the group stages — the first time in 80 years Germany had fallen at the first hurdle.The pace, direct running and eye for a quick shot at goal possessed by the former Schalke winger were all traits missing from a laboured and predictable Germany in Russia.– Let down by body language –Leroy Sane was recalled to the Germany squad last month after being left out by Joachim Loew for the World Cup © AFP / Christof STACHEYet, there was no time for Sane to feel vindicated as on his return to club duty he was similarly shunned by Guardiola, sparking doubts over his attitude off the field.“Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy’s body language that it is all the same whether we win or lose. He has to improve his body language,” said Germany’s vice-captain Toni Kroos even as Sane was recalled to Loew’s squad for last month’s Nations League opener against newly crowned world champions France.“He was fantastic for City last year but Pep has the same problem at the moment -– he’s trying to get the best out of him so he can perform better.”If Guardiola was looking for a reaction, he has got what he desired.After being dropped for City’s first four Premier League games of the season, Sane scored just two minutes into his return against Fulham and has created a goal in all three of his appearances since.That included Bernardo Silva’s consolation against Lyon as Sane came off the bench to transform a pedestrian first-half performance that has put City under pressure to bounce back this week.“Leroy has played really good the last few games,” said Guardiola after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton in which Sane created Raheem Sterling’s opening goal.“Our profession is so demanding, we have to do our best every single day. I want all of my players to be focused.”Guardiola is notoriously demanding of his players’ professionalism. But having racked up titles in charge of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now City, the Catalan coach knows which players are worth persisting with.“We never -– even in this period when he didn’t play -– doubted Leroy’s quality,” added Guardiola after Sane’s instant impact against Fulham.With his club manager’s faith restored, Sane heads back to Germany with a perfect chance to show his compatriots, least of all Loew, what they were missing in a rare summer of sorrow at international level.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000German international Leroy Sane has won his place in the Manchester City team back in time to face Hoffenheim in his homeland on Tuesday © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 1 – Manchester City travel to Hoffenheim on Tuesday desperately needing a win to kickstart a Champions League campaign that began with a shock 2-1 defeat to Lyon for the competition favourites.There should therefore be no shortage of motivation for Pep Guardiola’s men, but one member of the City squad will be especially keen to make a big impression back on German soil.last_img read more

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Game Changer Will New Brooklyn Nets be a Threat

Now that Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry have been traded to Brooklyn Nets, one has to wonder if LeBron James and Miami Heat will be in trouble next year.All three of the players, who left the Boston Celtics, all have championship rings already, which may be a problem for the 4-time league MVP and the rest of the Eastern Conference next year.

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Suspect taken into custody after police standoff

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police took a domestic violence suspect into custody at a City Heights home after a lengthy standoff, officials said today.Officers were called to a home near 42nd and Dwight streets at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of domestic violence, according to Officer Dino Delimitros of the San Diego Police Department.Police and SWAT officers surrounded the home when the suspect refused to come out. After about three hours, police were able to take him into custody. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom June 16, 2019center_img Updated: 6:57 PM Suspect taken into custody after police standoff Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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BSE closes points 20238 down on November 26

first_imgNew Delhi, November 26 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 202.38 points down to stand at 20,402.70. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 56.25 points down to stand at 6,059.10. Torrent Power and Indian Hotels were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 19.97% and 5.82% along with ABB Ltd. and United Brew with an increase of 4.79% and 4.71% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Piramal Enterprises Ltd. and BPCL with a decrease of 9.98% and 6.49% along with Unitech and Adani Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 5.90% and 5.51% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 56.65 points at 12,141.23, while the banking sector is down 182.57 points at 12,462.52 and the realty sector is down 12.19 points at 1,327.63. The Indian currency is down 0.11% at Rs 62.43 per dollar.last_img read more

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Two mountaineers from Bengal on Kanchenjunga expedition feared dead

first_imgKolkata: Two mountaineers from the state on Kanchenjunga expedition — Kuntal Karar and Biplab Baidya — are believed to be dead as the rescue operation to bring them back to the base camp proved futile.The Sherpa team, which was on the rescue job of the two injured Indian climbers Biplab and Kuntal, has returned to Camp-4 of Kanchenjunga, as reported from the base camp. The herculean rescue operation, performed by Sherpa Nirmal Purja and his team on Wednesday, yielded no positive outcome. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataUnesh Zirpe, the leader of the expedition team Giripremi from Base Camp, said: “There is almost no hope that any further rescue operation is possible to bring Biplab and Kuntal back to Camp-4 at this stage.” The handling agency has also made it clear that there is almost no possibility that any further rescue effort can save these two lives. Ramesh Ray, another climber from the same team, was rescued by the Sherpas and brought to Camp-4 around 10 pm on Wednesday. His health is on the verge of critical deterioration and he was suffering from altitude sickness leading to HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema) and snow blindness. Climber Rudraprasad Halder, who was at Camp-4 on Thursday morning, was also suffering from frostbite. Later in the day, both of them were evacuated by rescue helicopter and brought at the base camp. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”They are undergoing treatment at the base camp but arrangements are being made to hospitalise them as quick as possible considering their deteriorating health condition,” said Ujjal Roy, a member of the advisory committee of the state Youth Affairs department. Biplab, Kuntal, Ramesh, Rudraprasad and Sk Sahabuddin were part of a five-member team from Bengal, who had embarked on the Kanchenjunga expedition. Four of them — Rudraprasad Halder, Ramesh Ray, Sk Sahabuddin and Biplab Baidya — had reportedly reached the summit point on Wednesday morning. However, Biplab and Kuntal fell sick while descending and sought help from an altitude above 8000m. It was believed that Kuntal was suffering from HAPE. One team member (possibly Rudraprasad) sent an SOS to their family around 3:12 pm on Wednesday via GPS device asking for urgent help. The device read an elevation of 8271m. Nirmal Purja with two other Sherpas — Gesman Tamang and Mingma David Sherpa — responded promptly to the request assuring a rescue operation from an altitude of 8200m. The sherpas were on their way down from the summit of Kanchenjunga.last_img read more

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Vidyasagars Barnaparichay to be distributed free to mark his bicentenary celebrations

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department is planning to distribute Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s Barnaparichay free among all students of pre-primary and Class I to commemorate the occasion of 200 years of the latter’s birth anniversary.”The distribution of the Barnaparichay copy has nothing to do with the curriculum of pre-primary and Class I. As per plans, the book will be given as a ‘heritage book’ to pay homage to Vidyasagar,” said Avik Majumdar, the chairman of the Syllabus Restructure Committee. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to a senior official of the state Education department, the government is making plans to celebrate the bicentenary celebrations of the key figure of Bengal Renaissance in a grand manner for at least a week. “We are holding meetings time-to-time on how to celebrate his birth anniversary. It will take some more time to finalise the entire programme,” the official said. It may be mentioned that Vidyasagar’s Barnaparichay is not a prescribed book in the syllabus of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA few days back, BJP supporters had allegedly vandalised a bust of Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College in North Kolkata during a rally by their party president Amit Shah, following which state Education minister Partha Chatterjee had announced that a new statue of the great Indian reformer will be constructed at the same venue. The state Education department has already announced a series of decisions regarding celebration of the life and legacy of Vidyasagar. The state has plans of construction of a museum containing artefacts related to Vidyasagar, turning Vidyasagar College into a heritage institution and organising of a week-long series of programmes from September 20 to 26 to celebrate his bicentenary. The state government has allocated Rs 20 crore for the celebration. All government schools will commemorate the occasion through essays, exhibitions, documentaries, discussions, debates based on the life and works of Vidyasagar. The essay competition will be held in three levels — Group A will involve Class III and IV, group B will cover Class V to VIII while the group C will involve students of Class IX and X. The subjects of the essays will be based on various aspects of Vidyasagar’s life including his role in women education and empowerment. A committee will be formed at the circle level which will make the necessary arrangements for the week-long celebrations. This committee will start functioning from June 15.last_img read more

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Amnesty International takes on Google over Chinese censored search engine Project Dragonfly

first_imgGoogle has come under continued criticism for its censored Chinese search engine since it was revealed earlier this year.  But the Project – named Project Dragonfly – is today facing a day of action from human rights organization Amnesty International. Saying that “the app would set a dangerous precedent for tech companies enabling rights abuses by governments,” Amnesty yesterday launched a petition opposing the project, and will be coordinating protests outside Google offices around the world. Although Google has faced tough criticism – not least from within the organization itself – Amnesty International’s focus on the company represents another major challenge for Google to contend with as it ends a tough 2018. Arguably, Amnesty has shifted the complexion of the issue. It has forced it to become a question of human rights, not just of business priorities and practical compromises. What does Amnesty say about Google’s Project Dragonfly? As you can imagine, Amnesty International is unequivocal in its condemnation of the censored search engine. Joe Westby, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Technology and Human Rights, said “this is a watershed moment for Google. As the world’s number one search engine, it should be fighting for an internet where information is freely accessible to everyone, not backing the Chinese government’s dystopian alternative.” One of Amnesty’s biggest fears is that Project Dragonfly could set a precedent. There’s a chance it could make it acceptable for tech companies to cooperate with nations with poor records on human rights. Westby argued that “if Google is happy to capitulate to the Chinese government’s draconian rules on censorship, what’s to stop it cooperating with other repressive governments who control the flow of information and keep tabs on their citizens?” What is Amnesty International doing to protest? Amnesty International has put together a plan to raise awareness of Project Dragonfly, in a bid to gain more support from Google employees and, indeed, the wider public. Alongside the petition and planned protests, Amnesty also put together a satirical Google recruitment video. If you want to work for Google on the project, you need “great coding skills, five years’ experience, and absolutely no morals.” How has Google responded to Amnesty International? Google hasn’t, at the time of publication, responded to any requests for comment. However, CEO Sundar Pichai has always defended Project Dragonfly from criticism, saying that with China accounting for more than 20% of the world’s population, Google is “compelled” to continue on its mission to help spread information to everyone around the world, regardless of who or where they are. He has also been keen to stress that Project Dragonfly is only an experiment, and has failed to commit to timelines for launching the search engine. It would appear that Google is still testing the waters and seeing if it can find a PR line it thinks employees and the general public will be happy with.last_img read more

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