HC stays cremation of bodies of Maoists

first_imgThe Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the State government not to cremate the bodies of two suspected Maoists killed allegedly in a police encounter in the Agali forest in Palakkad district.Justice R. Narayana Pisharadi said the bodies of Karthi and Manivasakam should be preserved until further orders.The order was passed on a petition filed by N. Murugeshan and Lakshmi, brother and sister of Karthi and Manivasakam respectively challenging the Palakkad sessions judge order allowing the police to cremate the bodies.The court also directed the State government to produce all records relating to the case and the post-mortem report. The court directed the government to take steps to see that the bodies were ‘kept intact’ without getting decomposed to the extent possible.State opposes bail plea Meanwhile, the State government on Tuesday objected to the bail applications of two Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers arrested for their alleged links with Maoists. The public prosecutor and government pleader attested before the Kozhikode sessions court the police version of slapping the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on them.Citing the gravity of the offence mentioned in the First Information Report, prosecutor K.N. Jayakumar argued in the court that the suspects, Alan Suhaib, 20, and Thaha Fazal, 24, were activists of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist). The police had got incriminating evidence to prove their involvement with the proscribed outfit, he said. M.K. Dinesh, who appeared for the accused, pleaded that the youths were not involved in any extremist activities and foisting UAPA charges on them was unjustified.After hearing the arguments, sessions court judge M.R. Anitha posted the case to Wednesday.last_img read more

Asiad hockey: India beat Bangladesh 9-0

first_imgBangladesh’s Khisa Pushkor (L) and India’s Singh Dharamvir fight for the ball during their men’s hockey match at 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, Wednesday, November 17, 2010.The Indian men’s hockey team on Wednesday thrashed Bangladesh 9-0, scoring its second successive win in the Asian Games at Guangzhou. Tushar Khandekar opened the floodgates for India, helping the team score three goals in the first half.  In the second half, Bangladesh found the Indian attack unstoppable, suffering six more goals. Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh scored four of the nine goals. With this comprehensive win, India are now at the top of pool B, having beaten Hong Kong 7-1 in their first outing.  India’s Asiad campaign follows their silver medal finish at the Commonwealth Games last month – a podium finish for the first time in the history of the Games.last_img read more

On cusp of UAAP title, UST has no time to celebrate just yet

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Despite an emphatic win by University of Santo Tomas in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals, head coach Kung Fu Reyes said there’s still not much reason to fully celebrate.The Golden Tigresses dominated Ateneo in straight sets, 25-17, 25-16, 25-20, for their first victory over the Lady Eagles in seven years.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Whatever our start was today, that would be our jump off point and we’ll just improve on it so we can lessen our errors,” said Reyes, whose team awarded Ateneo with 23 free points.“If we can finish this on Wednesday, then we will do it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue UST just needs one more win to claim the women’s volleyball title and break its nine-year title drought.Reyes said the celebration ends early as UST will immediately go back to the drawing board and prepare for Game 2 which is set on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ll celebrate today because we won but we get back to regular programming on Monday and we’ll go straight back to drawing board and think as if nothing happened, we’re back to square one,” said Reyes in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We won’t stop until we’re done.” Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img View comments MOST READ UST’s last championship was back in 2010 when it still had Rhea Dimaculangan, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Maruja Banaticla, Juday Caballero, and Angge Tabaquero.The Golden Tigresses also managed only three Final Four appearances while hitting a low point in Season 80 when they finished seventh in the standings.Reyes also said UST must play even better next time if it is to close out Ateneo in Game 2.UST crushed Ateneo on the offensive end, tallying 46 attack points, 22 more than what the Lady Eagles had, while also establishing an impenetrable ground game.The Lady Eagles only had one service ace the whole match while the Golden Tigresses had 10.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES OIympic race walk medalist banned for 4 years for dopinglast_img read more

India women crush Bangladesh to start ICC World Twenty20 on a high

first_imgIndian women’s cricket team beat Bangladesh by 72 runs in the opening match of World Twenty20 here on Tuesday.Winning the toss, Bangladesh chose to field and conceded 163 runs to India claiming five wickets and in reply managed to hit only 91 runs for the loss of five wickets. (Catch all the updates from India vs New Zealand World T20 game here) Opening the innings for India, captain Mithali Raj hit 42 runs off 35 balls while her opening partner Vellaswamy Vanitha hit a 24-ball 38-run knock.India lost their first wicket at 62 after Sharmin Akhter bowled Vanitha for 38 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.Surviving a caught-and-bowled attempt by Khadija Tul Kubra in the eleventh over, Raj later drove a boundary through the cover.Harmanpreet Kaur blasted two sixes in her quickfire 40 run-knock in 29 balls.Veda Krishnamurthy and Jhulan Goswami remained unbeaten at 36 and three. Krishnamurthy also hit a couple of sixes off Fahima Khatun in the 19th over.Chasing a target of 164, Bangladesh lost two wickets by the fifth over for just 19 runs with a slow run rate.A great piece of fielding by Anuja Patil got rid of Akhter through a run out and by the 16th over, Bangladesh could only manage 64 runs for the loss of four wickets.In the entire Bangladesh innings, no player could score more than 30 runs with Nigar Sultana being unbeaten at 27, remained the top scorer.Interestingly, in the match, only four extras were conceded. Bangladesh conceded three extras while India only one.India’s Harmanpreet was adjudged the player of the match.advertisementBrief Scores: India 163/5 in 20 overs (Mithali Raj 42, Harmanpreet Kaur 40; Fahima Khatun 2/31, Rumana Ahmed 2/35) won against Bangladesh 91/5 in 20 overs (Nigar Sultana 27, Sharmin Akhter 21; Anuja Patil 2/16, Poonam Yadav 2/17).last_img read more

About Star Sports:

first_imgHome to a number of leading domestic and International sports, the Star Sports network with eight channels broadcasts premier sporting events which include Cricket coverage under the purview of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC); Pro Kabaddi; the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), English Premier League, Bundesliga; Badminton World Federation (BWF) events, Premier Badminton League (PBL); Hockey India League (HIL); Formula 1; Wimbledon, The French Open and International Premier Tennis League. For more information, visit: http://www.starsports.com About Hotstar: Hotstar is Indias largest premium streaming platform with more than 85,000 hours of drama and movies in 8 languages, and coverage of every major global sporting event. Launched in February 2015, it has been downloaded by more than 68 million users and has attracted followers on the back of a highly evolved video streaming technology and high attention to quality of experience across devices and platforms. Soon after its launch, Hotstar raced on to become one of the fastest adopted new apps anywhere in the world. Hotstar offers most of its content free of cost and recently introduced a pay wall that provides some of the most popular international TV series and films for a monthly subscription fee. Hotstar is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for mobile and tablet applications and can also be accessed at: http://www.hotstar.com. For any further information, please contact: Aziz Khan aziz.khan@mslgroup.com +91-9869692946 MSLGROUP Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160616/10148594 Source: Star Sports PRNewswire GSVadvertisementlast_img read more

Here is your horoscope for October 19

first_imgARIESYou are creative and full of new ideas and plans, a force to reckon with today. After dealing with tough people and complicated issues, you feel much stronger and clearer about your priorities and strength. Personal relationships take new direction and meaning. Lucky number 1. Colour green.TAURUS A transforming personal experience is on the cards! Physical strength and endurance enable you to indulge in busy schedules and competitive sport. You must aim for the highest and not make compromises, as achievement of the highest degree is possible now. Lucky number 1. Colour orange.GEMINIProjects move ahead with a momentum of their own. A sojourn with a special person leaves you smiling for the rest of the day. A spiritual experience is elevating. Do not be led away by emotions alone, look at life with a calm mind to get a clear perspective. Lucky number 2. Colour pink.CANCERIt is time to complete professional projects and tie up loose ends. Personal relationships are flowering as memorable moments are experienced. Financial matters and business deals are arranged according to your directions. Concentrate on tackling backlog. Lucky number 4. Colour green.LEOToday you are likely to spend time with close friends. You are generous in relationships, getting love in return. Soon, some changes and new opportunities get you on the move again, so relax and establish some stability now. Plans for travel get under way. Lucky number 10. Colour saffron.VIRGOCreative pastimes are rejuvenating, partnerships lucrative, loved ones caring in your hour of need. Success in business comes through goodwill and luck. You are spiritually centered, attracting others in emotional difficulties. Beware of losing your temper! Lucky number 3. Colour pink.advertisement LIBRAEnergy is of high velocity and multifarious activity keeps you on your toes. You are approaching goals rapidly and need to be aware of blocks. An unplanned trip is on the cards. You are bold when expressing ideas. A short-term project could be lucrative. Lucky number 8. Colour pastels. SCORPIOHealth problems should be treated as the Knight of Pentacles rides in with his earthy yet spiritually healing touch. You are lucky in financial matters and business deals. Personal relationships must be resolved with understanding, communication, love and care. Lucky number 11. Colour red. SAGITTARIUSYou are gentle and kind in family situations as all your attention and energy is demanded by loved ones. Trust your intuition about new people that tend to come closer to you. You seek your own truth in relationships and find true reflections in some. Lucky number 13. Colour rose. CAPRICORN You need to cut away from the past, to take up opportunities and develop new relationships. Personal connections and romantic involvements may be difficult, but they will have their satisfying moments. It is time for some clear thinking or there maybe chaos. Lucky number 20. Colour red. AQUARIUSFinancial instability is resolved soon and business starts moving briskly again. You may feel a bit restless and lonely and pay wandering visits to friends and family. You are moody and things move slowly but surely around you, so be patient and persevering. Lucky number 8. Colour white. PISCESAn existing business partnership or marriage has great potential and strength that adds to your happiness and wellbeing. You enjoy energetic pastimes, as well as creative pursuits. Continuous professional and social activity can be exhausting but transforming. Lucky number 9. Colour blue.last_img read more

AC Milan’s Lucas Paqueta dedicates maiden Serie A goal to Flamengo fire victims

first_imgBrazilian footballer Lucas Paqueta has dedicated his first Serie A goal to the victims of fire at Flamengo last week. Fire swept through an unlicensed lodging at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 members of the club’s youth team and injuring three more. All 10 of the dead were aged between 14 and 16 and either played for the club or were having trials there.Paqueta joined Milan for a reported 35 million euros ($39.61 million) from Flamengo in the January transfer window. Paqueta had played 65 matches for Flamengo, scoring 13 goals.”It was a very difficult time for me. I am living a dream playing for Milan and scoring my first Serie A goal, but it was also a dream for me to be in the Flamengo youth academy and I can’t forget those who were experiencing the same thing,” Paqueta told Sky Sports Italia.Paqueta’s goal helped AC Milan beat Cagliari 3-0. Milan extended their winning streak to 6 matches and also returned to fourth place in Serie A on SundayCagliari’s Luca Ceppitelli could do nothing to avoid putting through his own goal in the 13th minute to open the scoring before Paqueta broke his Milan duck nine minutes later.Piatek, who got 13 league goals for Genoa before joining Milan last month, scored just past the hour for his fourth in four appearances for his new club, finding the net against a 13th different Serie A opponent this season in the process.Milan are again in fourth place with 39 points, four points behind Inter Milan in third but a point clear of AS Roma, Atalanta and Lazio, who are all in the hunt for a Champions League qualifying spot and won at the weekend.advertisementThe Rossoneri were therefore under pressure to deliver a result and they produced a dominant display against a Cagliari team that has not won away to Milan since May 1997.Gennaro Gattuso’s side took the lead when Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno pushed Suso’s shot into the chest of defender Ceppitelli and it rebounded into his own net.Paqueta then tucked a shot into the net at the back post after a magnificent cross from full-back Davide Calabria.Cagliari came close to pulling one back on the hour mark when Joao Pedro’s header was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, making his 150th Milan appearance, before the Brazilian’s follow-up effort came back off the crossbar.Two minutes later Piatek put the result beyond doubt by finding the net through a crowded area after Cragno’s block fell in his path, leaving Cagliari in 15th place on 21 points.Also Watch:last_img read more

Zlatan ruled out as Man Utd wait on Lukaku

first_imgManchester United Zlatan ruled out for a month as Mourinho waits on Lukaku news Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:47 12/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Zlatan Getty Manchester United Premier League Romelu Lukaku Zlatan Ibrahimović José Mourinho Manchester United v Southampton Southampton Manchester United face losing both of their strikers, after Ibrahimovic’s mysterious omission on Saturday was followed by a head injury to the Belgian Jose Mourinho has admitted it could be up to a month before Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoins the Manchester United first team due to a new fitness setback.The Swedish star returned to the Red Devils first team in December after a prolonged lay-off caused by a cruciate ligament tear. He has looked a pale shadow of his usual self since regaining fitness, however, and was left out of the match-day squad altogether on Saturday for United’s 0-0 draw with Southampton.  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 Speaking after the game, Mourinho affirmed he is not expecting to pick Ibrahimovic again until well into the new year. “He will be out for a month,” he told reporters after the final whistle. “The same [knee as before],” Mourinho is quoted as telling the BBC. “A massive problem. He is a 36-year-old with a bad knee.”Romelu Lukaku Manchester United SouthamptonUnited’s also look likely to lose Romelu Lukaku, who was taken off early against Southampton following a nasty clash of heads. Mourinho stated that he was unsure about the severity of Lukaku’s head injury, but he is expecting him to also miss gametime over the coming weeks.”I don’t know, I just know that [it’s] bad, bad news normally arrives immediately and on this occasion bad news didn’t arrive,” he explained.”But obviously it was a problem. We lost him for today and I would say for at least two more games.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Notebook: Oklahoma State-Texas Tech

first_imgI posted my 10 thoughts on the Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game here. This is the rest of a lengthy note-taking session during a game that lasted longer than one of Kliff’s manscaping sessions.• I was watching the beginning of the game on Watch ESPN. The announcers didn’t know they were live. It didn’t get much better from there for them.• I’m going to go out on a limb here and say something preposterous that some people have a difficult time understanding, apparently. Alan Eck might just be a really bad referee. He’s the head man who had the OSU-Texas game. He wasn’t a whole lot better on Saturday in Lubbock. The targeting call was absolutely atrocious, but OSU got a couple of equally bad calls against them.AdChoices广告• If somebody said “your life is on the line and you can pick one of the following to take place — a Mason Rudolph completion to David Glidden over the middle on third and long or Steph Curry hitting one out of 10 free throws … I’d at least think about it.• Speaking of Rudolph on third downs. Can we get OSU’s clock operator to have the down number get “stuck” on 3 for the rest of the season? That would be nice.• Why do you think ESPN hasn’t shifted to yards/play and points/drive stats? Do they think we’re that unintelligent as an audience? Glenn Spencer himself has said total yards and total points are worthless as standalone stats and yet ESPN just keeps pumping them.• I admit, this awesome.✌ pic.twitter.com/sby8wZr9Zv— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 31, 2015• Does Mason need a throwing glove? There’s no shame in it, I guess (there kind of is). But it’s certainly better than fumbling three times on the year without being touched.• Jakeem is Tyreek minus the extracurriculars. He’s a pleasure to watch (against other teams).•  One play I really like that OSU doesn’t use that much is the extended playaction call. When it looks like a zone read but then Rudolph drops back and guns it. That’s sweet. It takes up a lot of time, I realize, but it’s a good look. Another play I love that Tech ran: fake throw to one side and roll out to the other side. I feel like I basically love anything Les Miles would look at and say, “I want.”• This was impressive.Big boy 3rd down out from Rudolph to Hays, by the way. Let go before Hays looked. pic.twitter.com/rg6C0k4BHf— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 31, 2015• Were you more scared when your wife (or self) gave birth or when OSU kicked to Jakeem Grant every time after he took that one to the house be honest.• I love this.If you ain’t first you’re last https://t.co/24wXJqUYEc— Clint Chelf (@Cchelf10) October 31, 2015• On Patty Mahomes: Don’t wear II on your jersey, I didn’t know he was black and I really didn’t know his dad was the Pat Mahomes that played in the MLB. I am a college football blogger so these things aren’t really excusable either. I also love his release. I don’t really know why, but it looks slick.• Seems bad.#TexasTech has now lost 16 consecutive Big 12 games to teams not named Kansas and Iowa State. Last win was Oct. 19, 2013 at West Virginia.— Aaron Dickens (@AaronDickens) October 31, 2015• Note from the second quarter: You could get into shootouts with tougher defenses (like, literally any of them).• The flip to Jalen McCleskey is OSU’s new inside handoff to Joe Randle. I have no idea if this is good or bad.• Get out, Kliff.On broadcast, Kingsbury reportedly tells his defense: “I want that ball back. Get that ball back. They cannot stop us today.”— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) October 31, 2015• OKC Dave was correct in our podcast last week about OSU’s receivers being deep but that not necessarily being a great thing. Who’s the go to dude? It seemed like everybody had at least one drop on Saturday. There’s no Rashaun or Blackmon where you only need Jason Pierre Paul’s hand to count the number of drops they had in their careers.• Rudolph is an underrated runner. That doesn’t mean I want him running. But it’s true.• If Oklahoma State loses this game, this team is the 2008 team all over again. Now? I agree with this.@KOCOCarson @GeraldTracyIII They could win 14 games this year before we know what to think of this team.— Josiah Meints (@jophime) November 1, 2015• We need to talk about the end-of-half play OSU tried to run with James Washington and David Glidden. We ran that play about three times a game in co-ed flag football where you could have a guy tip it to a girl and have it count as a catch. Glidden has clearly never played co-ed flag football.Also, Washington can leap.• OSU gave up more points in the first half on Saturday than it had in any full game all season.• Hopefully it’s not longer term, but the play Jimmy Bean got hurt on was stupid. He made a great tip of the ball, a lineman caught it and he got hurt trying to tackle that lineman.• Speaking of linemen and tackling people. How badly could this have gone for Jakeem?• Announcer said “downtown is going to be a little extra crazy tonight” about Halloween in Lubbock. You think?• Before I die, I’m going to find out with the [screwdriver motion on facemask] is by college quarterbacks.• I enjoyed tweeting this. 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. “You tried to fire me 11 months ago and now that’s 10 straight.” pic.twitter.com/WPqCOp7P7K— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 31, 2015• The sideline reporter noted that Gundy has become friends with a mental health doctor but I think she meant, like, life coach mental health not schizophrenia mental health. In which case, I have many jokes.• Robbed!Mrs. Kliff Kingsbury got robbed in the $4,500 scholarship contest pic.twitter.com/bRNcQni11c— Max Olson (@max_olson) October 31, 2015• Shades of Brandon Weeden against Troy in 2010 with that Mahomes fumble in the second half.• J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones are going to go as J.W. Walsh and Mason Rudolph for Halloween.• What a tweet here. What a tweet!#OKstate swiped left pic.twitter.com/nqjj2D5kfx— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 31, 2015• OSU should run the ball out of the diamond formation or with four wide and that pretty much sums up the scenarios in which OSU should run the football.• I love Miketavius.• Why did Tech keep going deep in the second half? They’re the ultimate “doesn’t need to go deep and can just dink and dunk you to your wits end with Jakeem” team, no?• Yes (and maybe they’re just your best ball carriers).I’ll give Mike Yurcich a lot of credit for finding creative ways to run the football: Walsh, Carr, Taylor are your leading ball carriers.— Bryan Keating (@KOCOKeating) October 31, 2015• Do we want to talk about the Walsh fumble and Ray Tay recovery or did that just bounce OSU’s way because Walsh is a gamer? Look, Walsh has been awesome all year, I’ve given him his props. But if we’re going to kill No. 2 for his TOs, we can’t look the other way when No. 4 nearly gifts the thing to Tech.• Dime piece here.• I feel like Gundy kneeling with two and half left on the clock is a page of Holgorsen’s playbook he left in his motel bathroom that Gundy framed in his office and smirks at every four or five days. Might as well hack into the jumbotron and start screaming expletives at the other team.• J.W., boss.Watch the J.W. block. How great is that. pic.twitter.com/ckCeR8QsZA— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 31, 2015• Gundy, by the way, already had his visor on before the Richards pick six. I like.• Seems good.J.W. Walsh put up 218 yards by himself in the 4th quarter today on a total of 4 rushes + 2 passes.— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 1, 2015• OSU just torched a halfway decent Tech team with its backup QB and 4th string RB playing most of the second half. What a world, you guys. What a world.last_img read more

Wait, Is Mason Rudolph a Heisman Candidate?

first_imgThat’s the very question I had when one of ESPN’s 350 Sunday shows dedicated to re-living all of Saturday’s madness mentioned No. 2 as a candidate for the No. 1 award in the country. Bovada has seven players listed and Rudolph isn’t one of them (thought two other Big 12 players — Trevone Boykin and Corey Coleman are).Here’s the thing. I wouldn’t normally say, “oh yeah, Rudolph is definitely a Heisman candidate,” but recent history has shown us that if you go 12-0 in a Power 5 conference, somebody from your team is going to finish in the top 10.2014: Florida State (Jameis — 6th)2013:  Florida State (Jameis — 1st)2012: Notre Dame (Manti Te’o — 2nd) and Ohio State (Braxton Miller — 5th)2011: N/A2010: Auburn (Cam — 1st) and TCU (Andy Dalton — 9th) and Oregon (LaMichael James — 3rd)AdChoices广告There’s an allure to going 12-0 that’s difficult to ignore. Rudolph’s obvious problem is that J.W. Walsh, in making the team better, has vultured a whole bushel of his touchdowns. Rudolph’s numbers compared to, say, Deshaun Watson who is probably going to end up being the QB on a 12-0 Clemson team (he’s the second-ranked QB on ESPN’s Heisman watch and the No. 1 QB candidate according to Vegas).Rudolph: 64% | 318 YPG | 18 TD | 8 INTWatson: 70% | 250 YPG | 21 TD | 7 INTBut look at this …RT @jteel24 Mason Walsh’s Heisman case:Boykin: 3,970 tot yds 37TD/9INTRudolph/Walsh: 3,365 tot yds 35TD/8INT // MW pic.twitter.com/Je9bx4BEHd— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) November 10, 2015I wouldn’t trade it, of course, because I think Walsh has won Oklahoma State some games, but it’s unfortunate for Rudolph that Walsh has 18 total TD on the season because that greatly hurts any sort of late-season push Rudolph might be able to muster.The upshot is that with a strong finish, No. 2 will be in the top five on a LOT of lists going into 2016. 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.last_img read more

Throwback Thursday: Here Is Barry Sanders Throwing a Pass to Mike Gundy

first_imgWhile 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. Credit to Carson Cunningham for finding this one. Barry Sanders completed a pass to Mike Gundy in the 1988 Holiday Bowl that likely made Gundy think he was on the path to becoming the next Hart Lee Dykes. But seriously, how badly does it make you want to see a Barry J. pass to Mason Rudolph now? Sanders’ stats for that bowl game remain LOL-worthy.29 rushes222 yards5 TDs1 of 2 (!) passing for 17 yardsLong live the Sanders name in Stillwater. And long live this GIF.last_img read more

Mason Rudolph Tries To Keep Quirky Big 12 Streak Alive In Norman

first_imgWhile 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. Saturday’s Bedlam game will be Mason Rudolph’s 19th Big 12 start. Two his freshman year. Eight last year. Nine this year. In the previous 18 games he is:0-3 against Baylor15-0 against every one elseThat’s pretty weird, right? His five losses as a starter at Oklahoma State are Central Michigan, Ole Miss and Baylor (x3). He’s undefeated against everyone else. Remember, Rudolph didn’t start last year against OU, and he only threw three passes.“I ran into a former OSU player this weekend who will remain nameless, and he and I were talking about Bedlam,” Carson Cunningham told me on our podcast on Monday. “He said, ‘nobody talks about how we didn’t have freaking Mason last year. Our entire offense changed. Nothing against J.W., J.W. was a great quarterback. I love J.W. I’d go to war with him any day. But our entire offense changed. That goes so unnoticed.’”I know this to be true because I actually forget Rudolph didn’t play Bedlam last year, and this is what I do for a living. Gundy said on Monday that No. 2 is really starting to hit his stride as a college QB.“He’s in his third year, but he’s really just in his second year,” said Gundy. “He’s at a point now where most quarterbacks really start to improve in the early part of their third season — once they’re into 25 games or so. He’s kind of developed into that and that’s where he’s at. He’s improving. He’s playing with confidence. He’s developed into a good leader.”He was also asked about how in the world Rudolph, as a freshman, held the fort down in Norman in 2014 before the Ice Pirate closed things out in overtime.“Probably not far enough along to figure out the situation he was in. He was from South Carolina. He just went and played. I’m sure he knew it was a big game, but sometimes youth can be as much of a benefit as anything involved and saying, ‘I’m just going to go play the game.’”Now he has a chance to do what no other OSU QB has done in the modern era — win twice against Oklahoma on their home turf. He would also go 16-0 against Big 12 teams not named Baylor. That would be quite a feat for somebody with a full season of eligibility still left to go.last_img read more

OSU Named One of College Football’s Most Tortured Fan Bases

first_imgSuccess is subjective. How do you measure it? Winning 10 games in football? Contending for conference titles? Winning a big rivalry game?Mike Gundy has captained Oklahoma State’s program to new heights, turning a once-in-awhile blip on college football’s radar to a top-15 program. But OSU has yet to take that “next step”.What is the next step? That’s also subjective but most OSU fans would like the Cowboys to compete for national championships rather than conference titles. Most would just like them to be competitive in Bedlam.Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports compiled a list of the top five most-tortured fan bases in college football and (wouldn’t you know it?) Mr. Fornelli feels your pain.Oklahoma State landed at No. 4 on his list.It can’t be easy to be an Oklahoma State football fan. You spend your entire existence living in the shadow of your state’s other major program, Oklahoma. Making matters worse, even though you’ve been one of the better programs in the country over the last decade, you still don’t get much respect nationally because everyone is focused on Oklahoma. This is a team that has won at least 10 games in five of the last seven seasons, yet the most attention it received in that period was when it blew a title shot by losing to Iowa State in 2011, and when Central Michigan beat it on a Hail Mary that never should have happened last season. CBS SportsIt’s true that the Cowboys probably don’t get the national recognition they should. The helmet sticker rule is real and it’s a part of college football. But if OSU ever wants to turn the tide on that they get an opportunity every year.The bad news is that, starting this fall, it may take two wins over OU to take that next step. 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.last_img read more

Putting Maternal Health on the Map

first_imgPosted on October 14, 2010June 20, 2017By: Joanna Hoffman, Women DeliverClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Increasingly in the maternal health field, it is critical to know who the other players in the field are, where they work and how we can work together instead of constantly reinventing the wheel. This was the core incentive behind the mapping project Women Deliver has been working on with the Maternal Health Task Force. Since 2009, as of today we have mapped 884 NGOs working in the maternal health field: 527 total in India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bolivia, Peru and Indonesia; and 357 total so far in Afghanistan, Brazil, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Taking part in this project has been enlightening, and has enabled us to identify barriers to access as well as potential for partnerships.The major challenge we faced is the reality that internet access is limited in some of the countries we mapped, in rural areas in particular. Since the majority of our outreach has been online, this has proved to be a serious obstacle. We would greatly benefit from hearing from those of you in the field on who you work with, what other NGOs you know of, and so on.Most importantly, this mapping project has illuminated for me both how vast and how small the world is. Throughout the world, there are thousands of us working to save the lives of girls and women, and that is an amazing, inspiring thought. None of us can afford to work in isolation. We need each other: we need to share ideas, success stories, failure stories, frustrations, and hopes for the future. We need your help to put maternal health on the map.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Province Reaches New Financial Agreement with Municipalities

first_img a freeze in mandatory municipal contributions to corrections services at the 2007-08 level ($17.4 million) with a five-year phase out beginning in 2010-11. a phase out of municipal contributions to housing of $6.5 million (based on 2005-06 figures) over two years, beginning in 2010-11. The cumulative cost of these two measures over the life of the agreement is about $85 million. “The UNSM is solidly behind all aspects of this memorandum,” said UNSM president Russell Walker. “The financial package is quite positive and indeed good news for all of our members.” The memorandum also caps education funding at 2007-08 levels, with annual increases tied to the Nova Scotia consumer price index (CPI). “The premier’s announcement today is very good news for the residents of HRM,” says Mayor Peter Kelly. “While the agreement will eventually translate into about $10 million in annual savings from housing and corrections for the region, the greatest benefit is that we’ll finally be able to contain the costs of education. This predictability will certainly help as we set our annual budgets.” The memorandum also calls for the UNSM, municipalities and the province to work together to enhance municipal accountability of public funds by establishing a municipal auditor general or similar office. This measure will help to ensure public dollars continue to be spent wisely. As a result of the memorandum, and other recent provincial measures, Nova Scotia municipalities have one of the best financial arrangements when compared with counterparts in other provinces. For instance, Nova Scotia municipalities do not contribute to social services as in some jurisdictions. Also, property-taxpayer contributions to education remain among the lowest in the country. The memorandum will be formally signed on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the UNSM annual conference. The province and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) have reached an agreement that will result in more dollars and predictable long-term funding for municipalities. The agreement builds upon a memorandum of understanding between the two levels of government signed in 2005. The revised memorandum outlines a seven-year financial and accountability commitment beginning in April 2008. “This agreement will mean $85 million over the coming years for municipalities to invest in infrastructure and services,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald today, Nov. 7. “It is another important step in building strong vibrant communities across the province.” Key elements of the memorandum are: last_img read more

FM highlights Indias efforts to counter tax avoidance evasion

first_imgNew Delhi/Fukuoka: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday highlighted the ongoing efforts of India to counter tax avoidance and evasion. She was speaking at the Ministerial Symposium on International Taxation on Globally Fair, Sustainable and Modern International Taxation System organised during the meeting of G-20 Finance Ministers at Fukuoka in Japan. “@nsitharaman spoke on the on-going efforts of Indian Government to counter tax avoidance & evasion,” the finance ministry tweeted. The two-day G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting began on Saturday.last_img

CANADALANDS THUNDER BAY PODCAST ABOUT DEATHS OF INDIGENOUS YOUTH TO BE ADAPTED

first_imgRyan McMahon, the podcast’s host and an executive producer on the TV series, says the adaptation will delve deeper into these themes while reaching a wider audience.The Anishinaabe comedian, writer and activist says the show will draw from the real-life stories in the podcast, but will feature elements of fiction that speak to broader truths.He says the impacts of systemic racism on Indigenous communities extend well beyond Thunder Bay, and the drama will “create a world we want to talk about.”“I hope … the people of Thunder Bay don’t feel like they’re going to be attacked in a dramatic television series. That’s not the intention,” McMahon said by phone from Winnipeg.“The intention is to continue the conversation and the investigation into how we make things better in this country.”McMahon and his fellow executive producers, Miranda de Pencier of Northwood Entertainment and Jesse Brown of the news site Canadaland, are in the process of finding a showrunner for the series.McMahon said one of the key criteria for the role is understanding the cultural context of the show, rather than relying on the tropes that have dominated representation of Indigenous Peoples on TV since the medium’s inception.“It’s really a unique opportunity, I think, to have a series like this led through an Indigenous story lens, right from the start. Not once the story is made and we need a cultural fixer,” he said.“We’ve been dehumanized for too long. And I think at the end of the day, making a series like this will really bring the humanity to the forefront, and show non-Indigenous people that we are very much the same as them.”He thinks the project signals a change within an entertainment industry that is willing to tell Indigenous stories to an audience that is ready to hear them.“We’re not just at the table as participants. We have a strong voice,” said McMahon.By Adina Bresge ~ The Canadian Press Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO – A true-crime podcast probing the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay, Ont., is set to be adapted for the small screen.Northwood Entertainment and the producers of Canadaland’s Thunder Bay are teaming up to develop the podcast into a TV drama series.Downloaded more than a million times worldwide, the podcast examines how the forces of crime, corruption and colonialism put Indigenous youth at risk in the northwestern Ontario city. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Afghan Army Recruitment Slows Coalition Fails to Counter Taliban

Rabat – Afghanistan is not seeing gains in its war, an armed conflict that has raged for the past 17 years. The violence continued Friday, when an explosive killed nine at a mosque in an Afghan army base in Khost province.The attack is part of a trend with the Taliban beginning to intensify combat against coalition forces. Since the Afghan army assumed control of the war in 2015, approximately 20 Afghan soldiers have been killed each day, said President Ashraf Ghani. Lack of control by the federal government is also affecting the Afghan army’s ability to find willing recruits. The Special Inspector General for the Reconstruction (SIGAR) of Afghanistan released a report showing the number of police and military personnel fell by 9,000 compared to last year. Afghans are showing signs of fatigue from the two-decade war, and as the US begins pulling out from the area, more territory is falling back into Taliban control.Taliban forces are reportedly better equipped than any point during the American intervention in Afghanistan.A report revealed that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, the force planning to take control after the US exit, is marked by widespread corruption, desertion, and extremely low morale. According to the Washington Post, in a fight earlier in the year, many Afghan troops cut deals with the Taliban, abandoning their posts before combat started. The Taliban’s success is highlighting flaws in the US’s policy in Afghanistan. The failure to adapt to Taliban strategies continues into the Trump administration. The US adopted a strategy of placing coalition forces mostly in the urban areas of Afghanistan.The strategy gives control over the major population centers, but it enables the Taliban to rule unchecked in the country, with statistics from SIGAR estimating the Taliban control about 56% of Afghan districts.The Taliban appear to be winning the current waiting game they are playing with the Afghan government and the US. The group realizes they cannot win against a US-supported coalition, but with US troops being focused elsewhere, and an underprepared Afghan replacement, the Taliban are likely to begin upping the ante to gain influence in the country as the coalition pulls out. read more

UN mission condemns deadly attacks by rebels in eastern DR Congo

Three members of the Congolese army (FARDC) and five rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) were also killed during the fighting, which began late on Monday night and lasted around seven hours.The attack took place in the village of Hombo, which straddles the border between North Kivu and South Kivu provinces and is located about 120 kilometres west of the city of Bukavu. Both provinces have been wracked by violence in recent years.“We condemn all attacks such as these,” Madnodje Mounoubai, a spokesperson for the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUC), told the UN News Centre. “This is part of a pattern by the rebels where they try to terrorize the civilian population.”Mr. Mounoubai, who said the FARDC captured nine FDLR members in the fighting, also warned that the death toll may rise further.UN blue helmets have been working with the army in the Kivus to protect civilians and to ward off attacks by the FDLR and other rebel groups. The rebels and the army have both committed numerous human rights abuses against civilians during the fighting.“We are now exploring the possibility of deploying a UN protection team [to the Hombo area] to analyze the situation and see what kinds of action should be taken by MONUC,” Mr. Mounoubai said, stressing that the protection of civilians remains the Mission’s highest priority. 23 July 2009The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has deplored an attack this week by Rwandan rebels on Congolese armed forces in the DRC’s far east that has left at least 16 civilians dead. read more

Closing Bell TSX ends higher after Bank of Canada maintains interest rate

TORONTO — The Bank of Canada’s widely anticipated decision to keep its key interest rate unchanged helped the Toronto stock market end higher on Wednesday.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 36.43 points to close at 13,988.20, while the Canadian dollar fell 0.95 of a cent to 90.19 cents US.The central bank kept the interest rate at 1%, while noting that inflation has been lower than expected and won’t return to its ideal target of 2% until 2016 even though the domestic economy has shown signs of improvement. The comments raised the possibility that interest rate hikes are even further in the future.“As far as the interest rate scenario goes, it’s pretty much in line with what we’ve been saying for the last 18 months, which is there’s not a lot of room to move here,” said Randy Leclair, Canadian fixed income strategist at Manulife Financial.He highlighted that competition in the Canadian retail industry and a lack of significant economic growth were factors in the central bank’s latest comments.“All of these things have a potential to be a further drag on the economy and I think we need to be concerned about that,” Leclair said.In commodities, the February gold bullion contract slipped $3.20 to US$1,238.60 an ounce, and pulled down the TSX gold sector.Weakness in the precious metal came after Morgan Stanley scaled back its expectations for gold prices over the next two years and suggested equity markets won’t need the safe haven of the precious metal as much as they did when economies were more pained.The report cut target prices by 12% to US$1,160 an ounce in 2014 and by 13% to $1,138 in 2015.March copper fell 1.4 cents to US$3.34 a pound.Financial stocks rose 0.3% as Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) gained 31 cents to $22.21.The energy sector was up 0.7% as the March crude oil contract moved up $1.76 to close at US$96.73 a barrel, its highest level of the year.Information technology stocks were the biggest gainer, rising 2.1%, with shares of BlackBerry ahead 9.9%, or $1.08, to $11.96.BlackBerry (TSX:BB) announced Tuesday that it is selling the majority of its commercial real estate holdings in Canada, but the struggling smartphone maker refused to say how much it expects to make from the deals.The company has been trying to change the course of its money-losing operations under the leadership of new CEO John Chen. BlackBerry shares are up about 50% from the start of the year.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials dropped 41.10 points to 16,373.34, the Nasdaq was 17.24 points higher at 4,243 and the S&P 500 index moved up 1.06 points to 1,844.86.Weighing on the market were disappointing financial results from IBM Corp. after market close on Tuesday.IBM reported that fourth-quarter net income grew 6%, surpassing Wall Street’s expectations even though revenue declined. Chief executive Ginni Rometty said she’s recommending that senior executives, including herself, forgo personal bonuses for the year.Shares of IBM were down 3.3% to US$182.25.In other corporate developments, Air Canada (TSX:AC.A) said its domestic pension plans had a small surplus as of Jan. 1, according to preliminary estimates — contrasting with a $3.7-billion solvency deficit a year earlier. Shares of the airline were up 8.5%, or 76 cents, to $9.68.TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) shares gained 37 cents to $48.84 as it officially started shipping crude oil on the southern portion of its controversial Keystone XL pipeline.The Canadian Press read more