Ahmedabad, Jun 30 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he wants to change the widely held public perception that sports cannot be taken up as a career.”There is a mentality among people that sports cannot be taken up as a career. I want to change that thought process,” he said.Modi was speaking after inaugurating a modern sports complex in Maninagar area of the city.The Arena is a state-of-the-art facilities and has been built on public-private-partnership model between the Gujarat government and TransStadia Group.”Sportspersons, when they interact with common people, are generally asked it is okay that you play at state level or national level but what do you do for a living,” Modi said.”This is like asking a soldier, who is guarding border, what does he do. Players are real heroes of the country. The mentality of people toward our sportspersons must change,” Modi said.”We must adopt a culture where taking up a sport as a career is appreciated and supported. The determination of our sportspersons is admirable. They have pursued their passion with great diligence.””When I meet sportspersons, I never find them lacking in spirit or the will to do something for the country. They raise our flag and make us walk with pride. Girls have outclassed boys in sports, too, by bringing medals for the country,” Modi said.The prime minister called upon the youth to take up sports in daily life.”It is not important that all of you become national or international players. But it is important to go in the field and play,” he told a huge gathering of youngsters who had come for the inauguration of the stadium.advertisement”People tell politicians that they should learn to handle win (in elections), but I want to tell you that a sportsperson knows how to digest defeat. He is always facing defeat or experiencing win. This helps him to tide over defeats and setback in life also,” Modi said.A host of sportspersons were present at the event. They included in-form badminton player Kidambi Srikanth, former football star Bhaichung Bhutia and cricketers like Chetashwar Pujara, Parthiv Patel and Irfan Pathan.Modi also inaugurated the state-level annual sports games of Gujarat, Khel Mahakumbh, from the new stadium.”Last year, around 30 lakh players participated in Khel Mahakumbh (held across Gujarat). How many of them won medals is not important. What is important is that so many people participated in various sporting disciplines,” Modi said. PTI PD RSY AH AH
Ramkumar Ramanathan on Monday improved his career-best rank to 168 in singles following a runner-up finish at Winnetka Challenger in USA where he earned 48 points and resultantly jumped 16 places on the ladder.The 22-year-old from Chennai is now India’s best ranked player in the singles, followed by Yuki Bhambri (212), Prajnesh Gunneswaran (214), N Sriram Balaji (293) and Sumit Nagal (306).In the doubles chart, Rohan Bopanna dropped a place to 22 but Divij Sharan (51) and Purav Raja (52) gained six and five spots respectively. Veteran Leander Paes also jumped three placed to be 59th in the chart but Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (98) lost eight places.In the women’s rankings, Sania Mirza was unchanged at number seven in the doubles.In the singles, Ankita Raina continues to be highest- ranked singles player at number 277 (loss of three places) and is followed by Karman Kaur Thandi, who achieved a career-best rank of 400 after a runner-up finish at Naiman ITF event.
Coming into Saturday’s game with the 1-2 Texas Longhorns, I spent a bit of time reflecting on Gundy’s first ten seasons versus the Horns. The relationship has been a tortured one, with Texas using a variety of methods to break Cowboy hearts. Never gets old, does it?With 2015 being the 11th installment of Gundy vs. Burnt Orange, I’m hoping for a heavy dose of Chris Carson and the Cowboy run game. That being said, I’ve taken a look at 2005-2014 to select the ten best rushing performances by Cowboy running backs versus Texas in the Gundy era.10. Desmond Roland – 2014 (5 carries, 21 yards, 0 touchdowns)AdChoices广告An awful Texas team came into Stillwater last season and beat up on the equally awful (at that time) Cowboy squad. I’ve watched paint dry and found more reasons to cheer than I did during this one.Des Roland (USATSI)Desmond Roland, as big/lumbering/powerful as he may have been, was entirely ineffective. The line did him no favors, either. The performance lands him in last place here. Longhorns won 21-7.9. Keith Toston – 2006 (7 carries, 48 yards, 0 touchdowns)This one featured the Cowboys going into Austin and playing the No. 4 Longhorns. As expected, it wasn’t close.Longhorns won 36-10 and the ground game was entirely ineffective.8. Keith Toston – 2009 (19 carries, 70 yards, 0 touchdowns)There was reason for Cowboy fans to hope going into this one. The boys from Stillwater were actually ranked No. 13 in the nation at the time.Alas, No. 3 Texas walked all over us to the tune of 41-14. Toston was given his opportunities, but it clearly didn’t work out.7. Dantrell Savage – 2007 (23 carries, 103 yards, 1 TD)This was one of those torture games I was referring to earlier. The Cowboys jumped out to a 14-0 lead just 3 minutes into the game and all was well in in the world.In true Texas fashion, the Longhorns marched all the way back and ended up squeaking out a 38-35 victory. Dantrell Savage was effective on the ground, the first instance of a Cowboy back getting anything going at all on this list.6. Clint Chelf – 2013 (10 carries, 95 yards, 2 touchdowns)I know, I know—Clint Chelf was not a running back. But his performance on the ground in 2013 was instrumental in the Cowboys winning 38-13.The Pokes were ranked No. 12 at the time and a win over the No. 24 Longhorns was a sweet one. Choo Choo left the station and ran buck wild.5. Mike Hamilton – 2005 (31 carries, 194 yards, 0 touchdowns)This one hurts to write and I remember it like it was yesterday. The Cowboys were up 28-9 at one point and lead 28-12 at half. As a young man, I was on top of the world.Enter Vince Young.VY ended up rushing for 267 (!) yards on the Cowboys and the Pokes didn’t score again after halftime. Texas went on to win by a score of 47-28, and later went on to win the national championship. Mike Hamilton doesn’t find himself higher on this list because (A) No touchdowns, and (B), I refuse to apply positive memories to this game.4. Kendall Hunter – 2008 (18 carries, 161 yards, 1 touchdown)More heartbreak is good for your soul, right? Kendall Hunter and the Cowboys hung tight with the No.1 Longhorns in this one, as he racked up big yardage and a score on the ground.Zach Robinson’s hail mary fell incomplete as the final seconds ticked away, and the Pokes were left with another near miss. Longhorns won 28-24.3. Kendall Hunter – 2010 (23 carries, 116 yards, 2 touchdowns)Coming in as the No. 10 team in the BCS, the Cowboys were expected to win this one. Thankfully, behind Kendall Hunter’s legs, they were able to do just that. The yardage fails to match some of the guys lower on the list, but this was a big time performance in a big game. Pokes win 33-16.2. Joseph Randle – 2012 (25 carries, 199 yards, 2 touchdowns)Joe Randle makes an appearance at No. 2, in what would have been the number one performance if not for a questionable call at the goal line.Joe Randle (USATSI)Randle ran buck wild. The Cowboys did what they needed to do. And then—AND THEN—Joe Bergeron fumbled at the goal line for Texas in what could have sealed the game for the Pokes. As the story goes, the fumble was never called; the Big XII apologized and then said they never apologized….and the Pokes walked out with a 41-36 loss.I’m not still bitter. 1. Jeremy Smith – 2011 (7 carries, 140 yards, 2 touchdowns)As if 2011 could have ever been anywhere other than number one on this list, Jeremy Smith had the game of his lifetime in this one. The yardage was great, sure, 140 yards is nothing to shake a stick at. But on seven carries? SEVEN?Dr. Biceps ran roughshod for 20 yards per carry, hit pay dirt twice and the #6 Cowboys won 38-26 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicates. Oh, 2011. Oh how I love thee, yet you haunt me still.There you have it. Let me know your thoughts, complaints, ideas, etc. The comments section exists for a reason. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Arsenal ‘I told you we have some’ – Wilshere snaps back at Deeney after Belgrade win Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:25 10/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Arsenal Crvena Zvezda v Arsenal Crvena Zvezda UEFA Europa League After the Watford striker called out Arsenal last weekend, the Gunners midfielder responded following a Europa League victory Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has responded to Watford’s Troy Deeney, who said the Gunners lack “cojones” last weekend. Wenger’s side 7/4 for top 4Watford came back to defeat Arsenal 2-1 on Saturday, prompting Deeney to call out Arsene Wenger’s men for being soft. 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 But on Thursday the Gunners had the perfect response to Deeney’s jab, as a late Olivier Giroud goal earned his side a hard-fought 1-0 win at Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League. And Wilshere made sure to let Deeney know about the victory in a post on Instagram, saying, “I told you we have some.”The Gunners are now top of Group H after winning all three of their opening group-stage matches.
Transfers Atletico unfazed by Griezmann’s ‘game’ of flirting with Man Utd Tom Webber Last updated 2 years ago 22:17 11/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Premier League Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid Real Madrid Atlético Madrid Primera División Club president Enrique Cerezo is sure the France international forward will remain at the club long-term and play a key role against Real Madrid Atletico Madrid remain confident that they can keep Antoine Griezmann, with Manchester United transfer links considered to be a “game”.The France international forward spent much of the summer being heavily linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford, only to see an embargo in the Spanish capital bring an end to the rumours.11/2 for Spain and Costa Rica to draw 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 Griezmann eventually ended up committing to a new contract through to 2022 , although that has done little to curb the endless rounds of speculation regarding his future.It has been suggested that the 26-year-old will finally depart the Wanda Metropolitano at the conclusion of the 2017-18 campaign, but Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has moved to quash such talk.He told Marca : “We have put in a lot of effort to keep him and to keep all the players. The problem Griezmann has had is that a series of news stories about other important European clubs wanting him has not benefitted him.”Griezmann is and will be an Atletico player. He is an important player and at an important club and he wants to win titles with Atletico.”He may have had a start to the season which could have been better, but there is a lot left of the LaLiga season for him to show how important he is for the club and how important football is for him.”When asked about Griezmann’s flirting with United in the close season, Cerezo added: “What important player doesn’t play this kind of game? They all do.”Cerezo has also backed Griezmann to rediscover his best form domestically when Atletico take in a derby date with arch-rivals Real Madrid on November 18.The Frenchman has endured a testing start to the current campaign, netting just three goals in 13 appearances in all competitions – with his last strike coming in a 2-1 Champions League defeat to Chelsea on September 27.Griezmann did, however, find the net in France’s 2-0 friendly victory over Wales on Friday and is expected to now open the floodgates.”He hasn’t had much luck at the start of this season,” added Cerezo.“He had a fantastic end to the previous season and he is still considered one of the best three players in the world. The advantage is that he is younger and has more of a future than the other two.”Everybody has their moments. It may be the case that he’s not going through the best one right now, but I am convinced that it won’t take long for him to be what we all want him to be once again, the Griezmann that he is.”After all he has shown, there’s no reason to doubt him or lose confidence in him because of playing five matches not so well.”He will be the same old Griezmann against Real Madrid, one which is feared by defences and loved by Atletico fans.”
Melbourne Victory v Sydney Melbourne Victory 1 Sydney FC 3: Bobo bags brace for dominant leaders Dom Farrell 19:42 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Melbourne Victory v Sydney Melbourne Victory Sydney A-League Bobo is on to 18 goals for the campaign after Sydney went nine-points clear at the A-League summit by beating Melbourne Victory 3-1. Sydney FC striker Bobo continued his phenomenal goalscoring season with a brace as the A-League leaders came from behind to win 3-1 against 10-man Melbourne Victory.Brazilian Bobo now has 18 goals in as many appearances, his double helping Sydney go nine points clear of Newcastle Jets, who drew 2-2 with Melbourne City on Thursday.Following a keenly contested and goalless first half, the hosts took a 58th minute lead, with Besart Berisha converting from the penalty spot after Jai Ingham was brought down by Josh Brillante. 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 That was Berisha’s eighth of the campaign but the prolific Bobo headed home to ensure Victory’s lead lasted a shade over two minutes.The reigning champions were in the ascendency and the decisive moment arrived in the 77th minute – Jason Geria receiving a second yellow card for fouling Bobo, who made no mistake from 12 yards.Substitute David Carney latched on to Adrian Mierzejewski’s pass to make sure of the points and enhance Sydney’s advantage at the summit.FT | A huge #BigBlue win as the Sky Blues move nine points clear at the top of the A-League ladder #SydneyIsSkyBlue pic.twitter.com/nxY3ZEIkle— Sydney FC (@SydneyFC) January 26, 2018
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s latest stroke of goal-scoring magic wasn’t enough to deny Bruce Arena a winning return to coaching. Ibrahimovic scored a stunning bicycle kick goal in the closing minutes, but it wasn’t enough to prevent New England’s 2-1 victory at Dignity Health Sports Park, the Revolution’s first match with Arena on the sidelines as head coach. AdChoices广告Making his return to the stadium where he won three MLS Cup titles with the LA Galaxy, Arena made a victorious return after 20 months out of action. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He last roamed the sidelines in a bitter defeat as U.S. national team head coach in the infamous World Cup qualifying loss to Trinidad and Tobago that eliminated the USMNT from the 2018 World Cup. It was a much more celebratory tone on Sunday night, as Arena helped the Revs extend their unbeaten run to four matches since the firings of head coach Brad Friedel and general manager Mike Burns. The win didn’t come easy though, with the Galaxy making a late surge after Teal Bunbury’s goal gave the Revs a 2-0 lead in the 65th minute. Ibrahimovic wowed the home crowd with a bicycle kick to pull the Galaxy to within a goal in the 84th minute, his 11th strike of the season. 🚲 DARE TO ZLATAN 🚲@Ibra_official 😱 pic.twitter.com/pU4zVMqXbk— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 3, 2019The Galaxy piled on the pressure in the final moments in search of an equalizer and nearly found one when Diego Palenta blasted a long-range shot off the crossbar in the final seconds of the match, but his chance didn’t find the net, forcing the Galaxy to settle for their fifth loss in seven matches. The victory sends Arena’s Revolution into the MLS Gold Cup break on a high, and now the former USMNT coach will have three weeks to continue putting his stamp on the fourth MLS team he has coached. The Revs haven’t lost a match since the coaching change, with the biggest difference being in the play of the team’s defense, which went from being the worst in MLS to allowing just three goals in its past four matches. For the Galaxy, Sunday’s loss is a bitter defeat for a team that had posted consecutive shutout victories, including a 2-0 road win against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. Sunday’s defeat leaves the Galaxy nine points behind MLS-leading Los Angeles FC in the Western Conference standings. As for Arena, he isn’t done facing his former teams, with his next match in charge of New England being a June 11 U.S. Open Cup clash against the New York Red Bulls (a team Arena coached in 2006 and 2007). The Revs will return to MLS league play on June 26, with a home match against the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union.
Raheem Sterling has been told that Real Madrid or Barcelona are “the next stepping stone for him”, with Les Ferdinand expecting the Manchester City forward to reach the very top.The 24-year-old has already come a long way from his early days spent as an academy hopeful at Queens Park Rangers.Spells at Liverpool and City have allowed him to compete for and claim a number of major honours, including two Premier League titles, while he is just one short of reaching 50 caps for England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Time spent working under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium is considered to have taken Sterling’s game to another level, with 49 goals recorded over the last two seasons.The most exciting thing is that there is still more potential to be unlocked, and Ferdinand believes that could lead the dynamic winger to Spain at some stage of his career.The former England international, who is now director of football at QPR, told talkSPORT of Sterling: “When you look at his improvement under Pep, you think to yourself ‘wow’ and he’s still young.“There’s a lot more for him to learn and there’s a lot more for him to do and he’s enjoying his successes in front of goal.“If he continues to have the success he’s having at Manchester City, then you could see a team like Real Madrid or Barcelona being the next stepping stone for him.“When you look at some of the players playing for those teams at the moment, he’d certainly be in good company if he went to those football clubs.”Sterling contributed 26 goals to the City cause in 2018-19 as they claimed an historic Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup treble.He was also named PFA Young Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year after competing with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk for the most prestigious individual prizes in the English game.Those at the Etihad Stadium have him tied to a long-term contract, with a deal penned in November intended to take him through to the end of the 2022-23 campaign.
The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Editors’ Recommendations For the next year, Speyside Scotch whisky producer Craigellachie is going to be doing something that no other distillery has done before: giving away 51-year-old whisky to a select number of individuals. For free.Yes. Free.Starting November 26 in London, Craigellachie will be launching a pop-up bar, Bar 51 (a “bar within a bar,” as it’ll be located in designated bars around the world), that will give select guests — chosen via raffle drawing — a chance to have a dram of the coveted whisky.According to global brand ambassador Georgie Bell, the project has been in the works for the past six months, though the tam has known about the cask that they’re using since 2014 when, she said, they put the whisky in glass to stop the maturation process.“We wanted to challenge the expected and actually do with Craigellachie 51 what whisky is made for: to be shared and drunk and enjoyed,” Bell said.The whisky, which was laid down in a refill bourbon hogshead to mature in 1962, isn’t your traditional Speyside whisky, according to Bell.“In fact, it defies this an oily, muscular character, cut with a tropical fruit note. This robustness comes from the production process — our use of old-fashioned worm tub condensers and also oil firing our barley during the malting process. In fact, we’re the only distillery left in Scotland to still practice this,” she explained.If you’re lucky enough to taste it, you can expect ripe orchard fruits, waxed lemons, creamy vanilla, and sweet cereal flavors.If you’re lucky enough to taste it, you can expect ripe orchard fruits, waxed lemons, creamy vanilla, and sweet cereal flavors.Bar 51 isn’t just serving up Craigellachie 51, though. Each raffle winner will enjoy a tasting of both Craigellachie 13 and 17 first. Then, the brand’s signature cocktail, The Old Soul (a pineapple riff on an Old Fashioned), will also be served.The question most of you are probably thinking — aside from “How do I win such a glorious opportunity?” — is why? Why would a brand that could clearly sell the whisky for thousands upon thousands of dollars choose instead to give it away for free? To Bell, the answer is simple. Because it’s too damn good not to.“The Bar 51 pop-ups are our way of giving as many people as we can the chance to try this incredible whisky, because how often does a whisky of this age and caliber actually get tasted? Rather than putting it in a crystal decanter, or having an exorbitant price tag attached to it like other brands might, we’re instead ensuring that a whisky this good is enjoyed right away,” Bell said.The pop-up bar will run for three nights, November 26-28, at Milroy’s of Soho, the oldest whisky bar in London. Following that time, Bar 51 will debut in London before traveling to Australia, South Africa, and the U.S throughout the next year. To enter to win, all you have to do is visit Bar 51’s website and sign up. Exactly 150 winners will be chosen at random. For the time being, only the London dates are up for raffle, so you might want to keep an eye on the site if you are not able to get to London in that time. (Though, if you are in London, you should also check out this escape room-cum-hotel.) Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Talking Food Trucks and Fusion Cuisine with The Peached Tortilla’s Eric Silverstein Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions
Local media informed that the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada are investigating the cause of the incident.AIS data provided by Marine Traffic shows that the 2008-built tanker, operated by Canada’s North Atlantic Refining, departed Port Aux Basques in the evening hours of March 5.World Maritime News Staff zoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay The 3,569 dwt chemical tanker North Atlantic Kairos has experienced a bunker spill in the Port Aux Basques harbour, Canada.According to the Canadian ferry services operator Marine Atlantic, the spill was noticed in the afternoon hours of March 3.The company said that it had been working with relevant authorities regarding observation and response activities, adding that a boom was places around the tanker, which was docked in port, in order to contain the spill.NOTICE: On Sunday, the North Atlantic Kairos, an oil supply tanker, experienced an oil spill in Port aux Basques Harbour. Marine Atlantic has been working with North Atlantic officials to contain the spill and a boom has been deployed. #nltraffic— Marine Atlantic (@MAferries) March 4, 2019
Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsA Saskatchewan restaurant worker has been fired for posting hateful comments about Colten Boushie online.“Boston Pizza Meadow Lake does not condone nor share the viewpoints of this former employee in any way,” the company said on Facebook Saturday.“We are offended by this hatred, and value our employees and community.”A second national company has also distanced itself from racism being spewed online.“We are shocked by the comment posted by someone posing as an employee of Lilydale,” said Daniele Dufour of Sofina Foods Inc.“We quickly reached out to Facebook to investigate this and have received confirmation from Facebook that the account created to post the comment was fake and has been since closed by Facebook.”The comment threatening violence was sent to friends and family members of Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree youth that was fatally shot on the Gerald Stanley farm near Biggar, Sask., in Aug. 2016.Stanley, who is not Indigenous, was charged with second-degree murder and found not guilty in a jury trial that concluded last Friday.The acquittal seemed to inflame racist tensions in the Prairie province and across Canada.“Naming racism for what it is in this country is essential to any potential there is in moving forward collectively,” said Ryan McMahon, an Indigenous comedian and broadcaster who noticed a spike in offensive and threatening comments throughout the weekend.“If you’re too afraid to name racism as a fundamental piece to Canadian history then there is no way in hell you are ready to have a conversation about reconciliation or the potential of creating a better future for this country.”McMahon and other members of the group known unofficially as ‘Native Twitter’ were calling on non-Indigenous allies throughout the weekend to help diffuse the hate.“As a white settler my hope is that other white people can use the list to identify people who are backing (Stanley),” said Bryan DePuy, who has posted a list on Twitter of donors to Stanley’s GoFundMe page.“They deserve to be called out so other people in their lives can clearly recognize their racism. I hope that white people who know some of the individual donors will confront them and challenge their views.”The list has helped people like Kerri Wiebe and Miranda Dyck identify donors and contact their employers to “publicly call out their racism and boycott their businesses.”“People are tired of nameless and faceless trolls,” said Wiebe of the ‘name and shame’ campaign.“People have to be held accountable for what they say and who they say it to.”Dyck said it was “beyond belief” to see a campaign “financially reward” Stanley.“I wanted to know who these people are and how they could do this,” she said.Dupuy said their action has struck a nerve.“Donors are angry to be called out,” he said.Indigenous rights activist Gerald McIvor was busy throughout the weekend and Monday urging victims to save screen shots of unwanted posts.“We will organize and give all that evidence to a lawyer or team of lawyers and a national human rights complaint filed against everyone who posted their racism and hatred,” he told APTN News.“Let us use their colonial rights and freedom protections against them. Do not stoop to their level of violence. Do not respond to threats with more threats. Just tolerate it but save the evidence. We can and will win this if we unite and strategize.”The RCMP in Saskatchewan wouldn’t comment on the likelihood of that, but McIvor said he noticed an “explosion of racist and hate-filled commentary” since the jury delivered its controversial verdict.Cree lawyer Janice Makokis was part of a team that presented a comprehensive report about racism against Indigenous peoples in the media here in Canada to the United Nations.She kept an eye on the trial and was “not surprised” by the racist reaction.“As someone who has been involved in organizing through the Idle No More network…you get to know the institutional structures and how they operate to promote and maintain this image of Indigenous people,” she said in a telephone interview Monday.That negative, often stereotypical, image is usually challenged online but Makokis says it’s new to see economic consequences.“It makes me feel better as somebody who’s experienced online hate and death threats myself…that employers are looking at hateful comments or messaging,” she said.She said it can be tough to shut down racism online because popular social media sites are usually headquartered outside Canada making them exempt from hate and privacy laws.Complaints have been filed with GoFundMe, an American site raising money for Stanley’s family started by a Saskatchewan group called “Farmers With Firearms.But spokesperson Rachel Hollis told APTN the campaign “does not violate” the company’s terms of service and will remain up.There is also a GoFundMe site raising money for the Boushie family.
PhD in Psychology — Colin PerrierColin Perrier, PhD student in Psychology, will present his thesis defence on Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. in WH 147. The title of his thesis is “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Might be Destroying your Intimacy: A Test of Mediational Models in a Community Sample of Couples.” Examining committee members are Marilyn Rose, chair; Dan Perlman, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, external examiner; Stan Sadava, supervisor; Lynn Rempel, internal examiner; Nancy DeCourville and Tony Bogaert, committee members. All are welcome to attend.PhD in Psychology – Dana RekerDana Reker, PhD student in Psychology, will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in Plaza 600F. The title of her thesis is “Relation of Temperament and Authoritative Parenting on Subtypes of Adolescent Aggressive Behaviour.” Examining committee members are Marilyn Rose, chair; Louis Schmidt, McMaster University, external examiner; Drew Dane, supervisor; Ayda Tekok-Kilic, internal examiner; Michael Ashton and Linda Rose-Krasnor, committee members. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Meagan BarkansMeagan Barkans (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. The title of her thesis is “Contraband Tobacco on Post-Secondary Campuses in Ontario.” Supervisor: Kelli-an Lawrance; ?advisory committee: John Hay and Daniel Malleck; external examiner: Russell Callaghan, University of Toronto; ?chair: Brian Jeynes. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Kinesiology — Daniel HarrissDaniel Harriss (MSc Kinesiology) will defend his thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “The Effect of an Eight Session Skate Treadmill and Agility Training Program on the Degree of Separation in Ice Hockey Players.” Supervisor: Kelly Lockwood; advisory committee: Jae Patterson and Philip Wilson; external examiner: Michael Kennedy, University of Alberta; chair: Gail Frost. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Health and Physical Education — J. Paige GregsonJ. Paige Gregson (MA Health and Physical Education) will defend her thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. in WC204B. Title: “Examining the influence of the coach athletic relationship on motivation and performance in female rugby players.” Supervisor: Philip Wilson; advisory committee: Diane Mack, Philip Sullivan and Michael J. Plyley; external examiner: Craig Hall, University of Western Ontario; chair: David Ditor. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Amanda KirkwoodAmanda Kirkwood (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Patterns and Correlates of Tobacco Use among Young Adults at College and University.” Supervisor: Kelli-an Lawrance; advisory committee: Terrance Wade and Teena Willoughby; external examiner: Lynn T. Kozlowski, University of Buffalo; chair: Martin Tammemagi. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Community Health — Katrina MooreKatrina Moore (MA Community Health) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Father involvement in the breastfeeding process: Determining contribution aspects.” Supervisor: Lynn Rempel; advisory committee: Dawn Prentice and Daniel Zinger; external examiner: Elaine Scharfe, Trent University; chair: Heather Lee Kilty. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Samantha HajnaSamantha Hajna (MSc Health Sciences) will defend her thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Role of Family Eating Practices on Daily Nutrient Intake, Dietary Patterns and Measures of Body Composition in Peri-Adolescents.” Supervisor: Paul LeBlanc; advisory committee: Brent Faught and Jian Liu; external examiner: Anwar Merchant, University of South Carolina; chair: Deborah O’Leary. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Nicole CoverdaleNicole Coverdale (MSc Health Sciences) will defend her thesis on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Baroreflex Sensitivity and Development Coordination Disorder.” Supervisor: Deborah O’Leary; advisory committee: Brent Faught and Panagiota Klentrou; external examiner: Maureen MacDonald, McMaster University; chair: Paul LeBlanc. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Cedomir (Chad) TosevskiCedomir (Chad) Tosevski (MSc Health Sciences) will defend his thesis on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in WH147. Title: “The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Recurrence/Progression and Breast Cancer-Specific Death.” Supervisor: Martin Tammemagi; advisory committee: Jian Liu and Brent Faught; external examiner: Margie Parthimos, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; chair: Ana Sanchez. All are welcome to attend.Master of Education — Danny DamianoffDanny Damianoff, Master of Education student, will present his thesis defence on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in WH 147 (Welch Hall). The title of the thesis is “Self-Directed Learning, Lifelong Learning, and Transformative Learning in the Society for Creative Anachronism.” External examiner: John Dirkx, Michigan State University; supervisor: Ann Marie Guilmette; committee members: Jonathan Neufeld and Edward Sykes; chair of the examining committee: Mary-Louise Vanderlee. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Leisure Studies — Andrew DepnerAndrew Depner (MA Leisure Studies) will defend his thesis on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. in WH147. Title: “A Comparison of Self-Determined Motivational Experiences between Participants and Non-Participants Following the Physical Activity Component of the CATCH Kid Club.” Supervisor: Scott Forrester; advisory committee: Erin Sharpe and James Mandigo; external examiner: Michael Kanters, North Carolina State University; chair: Trent Newmeyer. All are welcome to attend.Master of Science in Health Sciences — Daniele ChiricoDaniele Chirico (MSc Health Sciences) will defend his thesis on Monday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. in WC204B. Title: “Left Ventricular Structure and Function in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.” Supervisor: Deborah O’Leary; advisory committee: Panagiota Klentrou and John Cairney; external examiner: Brian Timmins, McMaster University; chair: Brian Jeynes. All are welcome to attend.Master of Arts in Physical Health and Education — Melanie HedleyMelanie Hedley (MA Physical Health and Education) will defend her thesis on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “Lived Experiences of Children with Disabilities.” Supervisor: Maureen Connolly; advisory committee: Nancy Francis and Jae Patterson; external examiner: Jason Candy, Niagara College; chair: Gail Frost. All are welcome to attend.
The Working Group on Internet Governance announced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan will prepare the ground for action on related matters by the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to be held in November 2005 in Tunis. At the WSIS’s first phase held last December in Geneva, countries asked for the establishment of a Working Group to develop a working definition of Internet governance and to identify the relevant public policy issues. The panel is also responsible for fostering a common understanding of the roles and responsibilities of governments, international organizations and other forums, as well as the private sector and civil society from both developing and developed countries. The Working Group will be chaired by Nitin Desai, Mr. Annan’s Special Adviser for the World Summit and includes 40 members from governments, the private sector and civil society representing all regions. “We come into this process as facilitators, and will strive to establish a dialogue of good faith among all participants,” said Mr. Desai. The panel’s first meeting is scheduled from 23 to 25 November in Geneva. Its report is expected to be submitted to the Secretary-General in July 2005 and will be made available to the Tunis phase of the WSIS.
UN Photo/Cia PakCroatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović addresses the General Assembly. Multilateralism is indispensable – Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic President Andrej Kiska of the Slovak Republic addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak“One can say that there is a negative multilateralism, which boils down to the concert of powers, a division into spheres of influence and the conviction that the fate of others can be decided without their participation,” he said. “Europe and Poland were often victims of this kind of multilateralism, starting from the 18th century, throughout the 19th century, to the times of the Cold War.”He called for the positive multilateralism of equal States and free nations, not that of usurpation and hierarchy, and advocated giving weaker countries additional opportunities, including additional voting power, or additional territorial representation in decision-making bodies.Calling for strengthened multilateralism, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa denounced current trends towards unilateralism.“We do not understand, rather we deplore, unilateral tropism and disinvestment in international organizations,” he stressed. “They represent a political shortsightedness, which runs the risk of repeating the mistakes of almost a century ago.”On the specific issues where multilateralism is essential King Tupou VI of Tonga welcomed the convening on the margins of the general debate of the third High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, noting that combatting the scourge is grossly underfunded.Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta cited the current global trading situation as evidence that multilateralism is under severe strain. “Rarely has the system of trade and security that was established following the Second World War, under the aegis of the United Nations, been under greater strain. The populism and extremism unleashed at the national level has brought forward powerful constituencies that want a dismantling of the global order,” he warned. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana addresses the 73rd session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia PakGhanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo underscored the importance of multilateralism in trade. “Today, as we speak, a trade war is being stoked between the two largest economies of the world (US and China),” he said. “The consequences will affect those who have had no say, including small countries like Ghana. These events provide proof, if some were needed, that ours is an interdependent world.”Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic added her voice to the chorus. “Multilateralism is under ever-increasing strain. This is of particular concern since the most important issues for the mankind cannot be resolved by any State singlehandedly, or in isolation. Multilateralism is indispensable,” she said, while acknowledging the need for changes in the system and warning against complacency.For Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid “nothing is more important than truly effective multilateralism” in terms of efficiency. Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez called for the promotion of multilateralism “in all its facets (political, economic, cultural etc.) as the best way to confront the global challenges that humanity faces.”Meanwhile, Slovakian President Andrej Kiska acknowledged that multilateralism is not always an easy way “but it is the only sustainable one,” while President Klaus Iohannis of Romania stressed the need to reach out to younger people, civil society, journalists and business people. “We need them all for the cause of multilateralism and global leadership,” he said.Not every speaker endorsed unalloyed multilateralism, with Polish President Andrzej Duda warning that not everyone who claims to be a proponent of multilateralism thinks of it in terms of the equality of States. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia PakAnd Palau President Tommy Remengesau spotlighted climate change in calling the General Assembly “this most important of forums of multilateralism,” citing the record-breaking cyclones that have hit the Asia-Pacific region this year. “Building the resilience of vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change must be an urgent global priority,” he stressed.Finally, while asserting their commitment to multilateralism, many leaders, especially from Africa, called for democratizing the UN by enlarging the 15-member Security Council, the only UN body whose decisions are legally binding, to include increased representation for African and other developing countries. Across the political spectrum, from economies large and small, representing all continents, Heads of State and Government crossed the lines of political and ideological division to join in their advocacy of a multilateral world order.“In a global context that is increasingly fragmented, multipolar, and in constant evolution, we are convinced, in fact, that the international community needs more effective multilateralism and a United Nations that is strengthened in its role as a pillar of an international system based on peace, justice and equity,” said Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the second day of the Assembly’ annual general debate.International community needs more effective multilateralism and a United Nations that is strengthened in its role as a pillar of an international system – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe ConteFrom the opposite pole, President Miguel Díaz-Canel of Cuba declared: “The exercise of multilateralism and full respect for the principles and rules of International Law to advance towards a multipolar, democratic and equitable world, are required in order to ensure peaceful coexistence, preserve international peace and security and find lasting solutions for systemic problems.”In many respects the leaders’ speeches were like ‘state of the nation’ reports in which they laid out a balance sheet of challenges faced and achievement attained by their individual countries, but many soon returned to the theme of the essential need for multilateralism.“The world has slowly drifted ever more worryingly towards unilateral action,” Namibian President Hage Geingob said, stressing that this goes against the fundamental tenets of democracy upon which the UN is built and which are necessary for sustained inclusive development. “It is for this reason that multilateralism must be embraced with greater urgency.”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEducation COI report to be completed this monthMarch 7, 2017In “Local News”Education Ministry moving to streamline private schools’ operationsSeptember 9, 2016In “latest news”Cabinet extends deadline for education COI reportApril 21, 2017In “latest news” The regularisation of all private education institutions will be provided for under the new Education Act. Currently, only 20 per cent are recognised and registered with the Ministry of Education.This is according to the Technical Advisor to the Minster of Education, Vincent Alexander, who said that the Education Act does not have sufficient guidelines regarding private intuitions hence, the revision of the Act will provide for such.Technical Advisor to the Minister of Education, Vincent Alexander“The Education Act as it is does not have sufficient teeth, so to speak, in regards to regulating private schools. It is envisaged that the new Act, will be strengthened in terms of what the ministry can do to regularise private schools,” Alexander explained during an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA).Notwithstanding the kind of anticipatory approach, Alexander noted that the ministry has designated an education officer who is responsible for private schools.Even as the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) announced that only 57 per cent of the private schools are registered with the entity, the ministry is in the process of trying to get all of the private schools on the register. “… this will only be perfected when we finalise the legislation which will then provide for the ministry to regulate the private schools in a manner which it is not provided for (in the current Education Act),” Alexander added.There is a draft Bill and the intention is that after the Commission of Enquiry (COI) into Guyana’s education system report is completed, the ministry will then be acting on two major documents; the sector’s strategic plan, for which a review will be done, and the finalisation of the draft Education Bill, Alexander stated. After the Bill is reviewed it will be taken to the Attorney General Chambers, then to Parliament for consideration.“It’s a work in progress in terms of upgrading the Education Act. It is far gone, it’s just for us to do a slight adjustment to that Bill in terms of what the COI comes up with,” Alexander said.The 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private tuition has resulted in public outcry from persons including the head of private learning schools.Since it implementation, the Opposition has called on two occasions for the government to reverse the imposition of 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private school fees.The Parliamentary Opposition threw its support behind educators such as Dr Brian O’Toole whose private institution, School of the Nations, has been fervently articulating against the imposition of the 14 percent VAT, while citing the deleterious consequences that would obtain should this imposition stay in effect.During a press conference last week, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan explained that private schools have not been fulfilling their tax and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) obligations. Ten (10) percent of private schools are registered as Non -Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or Not for Profit while 14 are registered as profit making organisations, however only 57 percent are registered with the GRA.Minister Jordan said that most of the private schools are not compliant and that the call to remove the VAT on tuition fees would result in a loss of around $350 million and could result in an upturn of the Government’s Economic Programme and attendant consequences, or a continuation of adjustments as seen fit to benefit all citizens.In a release today O’Toole in support of a letter penned by the Chairman of the 6th Form Student Council at Nations outlined that ” Ministers have been quoted in the media as saying, that only 8/57 private schools are tax complaint. Many of us fail to understand the relevance of that argument in this emotive debate. Recently, it has been said a number of times that the great majority of private schools are not paying their fair share of tax or have found some form of tax loophole. If this is accurate, where is the justice in this, and why cannot this injustice be easily remedied by the authorities?”“Only a little while ago we were promised “a new beginning” in the country. There are now 1,400 comments on the electronic version of our petition that question whether those promises have been honoured. What should we say to the thousands of persons we have encountered over the past few weeks who are now disillusioned, dispirited and thoroughly discouraged by the apparent insensitivity of ignoring the views of thousands and thousands of persons who are against the 14% VAT on private education?” the Nations head questioned.The first protest was held in front of the GRA buildingMeanwhile, the protest organized by businessman Roshan Khan against the 14 per cent VAT increases is confirmed to continue tomorrow, but this time in front of the Finance Ministry at 12:00hrs.
Police are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on a 21-year-old student resulting in the loss of cash, jewellery and other valuables within the vicinity of Crown and New Garden Street, Georgetown on Tuesday night.The victim has been identified as Dominque Garraway of Kitty, Georgetown.INews understands that the young man and his friends visited Churches Chicken on Camp and Middle Street, Georgetown on the night in question at around 20:00hrs.Reports indicate that the group were there for approximately an hour after which they left walking east along Middle Street, Georgetown.A burgundy Toyota Allion motor car bearing a “Green Ice Taxi” logo was observed parked in front of Churches Chicken with two men sitting inside.It was reported to police that just as the group left the fast food entity on foot and were in the vicinity of Crown Street and New Garden, the said motorcar approached them from a northern direction along New Garden Street and stopped in front of Garraway.The passenger of the vehicle reportedly came walking from the south eastern side of Crown Street, approached the victim and proceeded to rob him of two gold bands valued at $30,000 each, one shades valued at $25,000 and $25,000 in cash.The victim’s friends reportedly ran away.The suspect then hopped into the waiting taxi and fled the scene west of Crown Street, Georgetown.The vehicle’s number plates were not identified. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTwo attacked, carjacked in separate armed robberiesDecember 16, 2017In “Crime”Prosecution closes case in preliminary trial of taxi driver accused of murdering young teacherOctober 8, 2018In “Court”6 busted with guns, ammo in Grove likely to be charged soonApril 13, 2018In “Crime”
Yesterday, Microsoft unleashed a desktop sync app for SkyDrive. Today, Google followed by finally launching Google Drive — after a series of early appearances hinted that it was going to be arriving very, very soon. So now that the dust has settled, how do the two new services stack up with the current king of cloud storage and sync, Dropbox? Let’s take a look.Free StorageIn terms of disk space in the cloud, SkyDrive offers you the most bang for your non-buck. While there are other ways to bump up your Dropbox storage without paying, all new SkyDrive users get the full 7GB from the get-go. Better still, if you’re an existing SkyDrive user and you install the new app you’ll get a whopping 25GB at no charge.Additional StorageWorried those base storage amounts won’t cut the mustard? Not to fear. All three services offer paid upgrades. Once again, SkyDrive offers the best deal — with an additional 100GB of space coming in at $10 less than it would run you on Google Drive. Dropbox might need to re-examine their pricing at this point, since they’re by far the most expensive platform now.It’s worth noting that upgrading to any paid account with Google Drive will automatically bump your Gmail storage to 25GB.Selective SyncMicrosoft said they wanted to keep the SkyDrive app as straightforward and easy to use as possible. Unfortunately, that means there’s no option to choose which folders you want to synchronize — everything in your SkyDrive folder is fair game. Both Dropbox and Google Drive give you control over which files you want to sync on your connected systems.Platform SupportBoth Microsoft and Google released apps for their own mobile platforms while simultaneously snubbing each other’s. All three services offer iOS, Windows, and Mac apps, but Dropbox is the one to use if you run a Linux system or own a BlackBerry smartphone. EcosystemIf you work with Microsoft Office files on a regular basis and need 100% compatibility, SkyDrive might be the best choice due to its tight connection with the Office Web Apps. For Google Docs or OpenOffice users, however, either Google Drive or SkyDrive will fit the bill. Dropbox, of course, is just a storage, sharing, and sync platform — but you can still work with your files in the cloud thanks to support from web apps like Zoho.3rd party app integration is one area where Dropbox really shines. It’s been much more widely adopted by developers than SkyDrive. Even though it should be a simple task for devs to tweak apps that support Google Docs storage to support Google Drive, Dropbox will probably maintain their lead in this area at least for a little while. We’ll see what happens in the coming months.Summing UpSo, which service is the one to choose? There’s no one-size fits all solution when it comes to cloud storage and sync apps, but fortunately there are plenty of good options out there. With Microsoft and Google entering the fray, there’s one thing that you can bank on: your app of choice is only going to get better (and probably cheaper) thanks to all the extra competition.
After eight years and more than 300,000 sold, the Nissan Leaf remains one of the most popular electric cars around. Now it’s helping to spark an energy revolution in the U.K.Like Tesla, Nissan’s electric ambitions extend beyond vehicles. Nissan wants to bring eco-friendly power to homes, too. They’re doing it by pairing solar panels with reconditioned batteries from Leaf EVs.The entry-level Nissan solution is now selling for £7,635 in the U.K. In U.S. dollars, that’s roughly $10,000. That’s for a six-panel system capable of producing 4kW, and the price includes a 6kWh xStorage battery, installation costs, and taxes. Nissan’s solar kit is substantially cheaper than a comparable one from Tesla, but most traditional panel set-ups are.AdChoices广告Nissan’s xStorage battery mounted on a garage wallHomeowners can customize their systems any way they choose. Want more power-producing potential? Add another half-dozen panels. Need more energy storage? Tack on an extra battery.And while Nissan rightfully touts the recycled Leaf battery packs offered with their solar systems you do have another option. If you’d prefer to have fresh, new batteries installed along with your solar array Nissan will be happy to oblige.Maybe you like the thought of the reconditioned batteries and just want some peace of mind to go with them. Nissan is also offering extended warranties up to 10 years to put you at ease.Nissan estimates that its basic system can save the average homeowner about 66% on their energy bills. For someone spending around £600 a year on electricity, that’s a savings of £400. If the panels really do last 40 years (as Nissan claims they can in the press release), then buyers can expect around two decades of power production after their ongoing savings have canceled out the up-front cost.Britons who move quickly might be able to pay it down more quickly. It all depends on how much power they can pump back into the grid before they stop getting paid for their excess production. Stay on target Hyundai Launches First Car With a Solar RoofFor $170,000 You Can Buy Your Very Own Solar Car Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.