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first_imgA government primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district has landed in a caste discrimination controversy after some students did not have their midday meals alongside Dalit schoolmates.The matter came to light after a video of the school during the midday meal session, apparently shot by media persons, was widely shared on social media. Mayawati reactsWhile Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati demanded strict legal action by the State government against those guilty of “such disgusting casteist discrimination”, the district administration said the complaints of caste-based discrimination were prima facie “entirely baseless”.But P. Gupta, principal of the Rampur-1 primary school, admitted to “slight discrimination” that the Dalit students faced from others. He said some of the other students do not want to eat in the same plates as Dalit students — they bring their own plates and eat separately.“We make them sit in a line but they — perhaps they get taught that at home — display slight discrimination,” said Mr. Gupta.Despite warning the students several times and teaching them about equality, Mr. Gupta said they sit and eat in their allotted lines for a short while but once the teachers move away, move out and eat separately.Ballia DM’s denialThe school has mostly Dalit and Scheduled Tribe students with a few coming from the OBC communities, said the principal.Ballia DM Bhawani Singh Khangarot, who went on an inspection of the school, said there was no basis to show any discrimination. “All students said it (report of caste-based discrimination) was incorrect,” he said.However, Mr. Khangarot said a detailed probe would be conducted under a joint magisterial-level officer and testimonies of the students as well as their guardians recorded.last_img read more

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday dared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to convert itself into a political party and fight elections, instead of controlling its political front from behind the curtain and acting like an “extra-constitutional authority”. He said the RSS had no role in the Independence movement and framing of the Constitution.Mr. Gehlot made the remarks on the second day of a special session of the State Assembly convened here to mark 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. The two-day session turned into a political slugfest between the ruling Congress and the Opposition BJP, with both the parties accusing each other of undermining constitutional values.Replying to the debate as the Leader of the House, Mr. Gehlot said the RSS was enjoying power without any responsibility, as no Minister or Chief Minister was appointed without its consent. “The RSS and the BJP have no faith in the Constitution. They only pay lip service to constitutional norms because they want to win elections in democracy,” he said.‘BJP exposed’Mr. Gehlot took a dig at the recent political developments in Maharashtra, while affirming that the BJP had been exposed by the way President’s Rule was revoked early in the morning and the Chief Minister and Deputy CM were sworn in. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost no time in congratulating them. Does it prove the dictum Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai?” he asked.Amid interruptions by the BJP MLAs, Mr. Gehlot targeted Mr. Modi for his working style and decisions like demonetisation and the GST implementation. The Chief Minister said BJP’s dream of making a Congress-free India would never succeed, as parliamentary democracy had taken firm roots in the country only because of the consistent efforts and prolonged struggle of the Congress.The House witnessed noisy scenes when Leader of the Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria made a reference to the Ram temple and accused the Congress of not making efforts to resolve the long-pending Ayodhya dispute.last_img read more

first_imgHarsh Chhaya, who’s playing the role of Dharaa Solanki’s coach in serial Tamanna currently, will next be seen in the Season 2 of Anil Kapoor’s 24. According to The Times of India, Harsh will play the role of a senior intelligence officer, who gets a posting in ATU (Anti Terrorist Unit) to foil Jai Singh Rathod’s–who is suspected to be working against the country–plan.Apart from Neil, these actors are expected to be part of the star-studded line up:Also read: Popular 90s show Hasratein might return for second season Tabu: Director Abhinay Deol has been trying to rope in the veteran actress since the Season 1 of the show. This time as well, she has been approached. But we don’t know whether she has been finalised or not.Akshaye Khanna and Prachi Desai: The Bollywood actors might be seen in an important role in the show, but the details about their characters have not been revealed.Sikander Kher: Anupam Kher’s son is all set to play a villain in Season 2. “I am playing a negative character in the show. I am thrilled, as it is completely different, something which I haven’t attempted before. Shooting it was great fun and I had a good time on the sets. Now I am waiting for the audience’s reaction,” says Sikander.Sakshi Tanwar: Sakshi Tanwar of Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and Bade Achche Lagte Hain fame will be seen as the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief on the show. The actress will sport traditional outfits in the thriller.advertisementAlso read: Sikandar Kher turns baddie for Anil Kapoor’s 24 Season 2 Apart from Anil Kapoor, the first season featured Mandira Bedi, Tisca Chopra and Neil Bhoopalam in important roles, with Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi also featuring in the show.Delhi Belly director Abhinay Deo, who directed the first season, will also helm the second season, which will be aired next year.The show is written by Rensil D’Silva, Bhavani Iyer and Priya Pint, and produced by Rashvan Films.last_img read more

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics New NLEX import Manny Harris. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO–NLEX pounced on Columbian early and kept an iron grip on the lead until the final buzzer to carve out a gutsy 117-111 decision Wednesday night at Ynares Center here.Manny Harris put together a scintillating debut, making his presence felt on both ends with 45 points, three steals and three blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru PLAY LIST 00:59Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Four of Columbian’s starters scored 18 or more in the losing that gives them a 3-3 record.NLEX looks to hike its record when it goes up against pace-setter and sister team TNT Friday next week at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Columbian, which has been alternating between wins and loss, eyes an upset against grand Slam seeking San Miguel Beer on Sunday at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Clark City sports hub ready to host SEA games — Cayetano, Go Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architect “He’s a gamer, a competitor. And he did what he had to do, he needed to do for us to win this game,” coach Yeng Guiao said of import Manny Harris, who replaced Olu Ashaolu.“We took a gamble. Olu was doing well for us and brought us to where we are,” he said. “But this is worth the risk … He did better than we expected.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceJR Quiñahan fired 15 points off the bench—including a clutch trey to foul the Dyip’s comeback.Kiefer Ravena tossed in 11 more in the effort that put the Road Warriors, now 5-1, on solo second place in the Governors’ Cup. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more

first_imgDiego Forlan scored from the spot in the second half as Mumbai City FC snapped NorthEast United FC’s two-match winning run in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Mumbai Football Arena on Friday.Forlan aimed for the roof of the net and beat NEUFC goalkeeper Subrata Paul who got a hand to the ball to net in the 55th minute after Pronay Halder was chopped down by Reagan Singh inside the danger zone.The win helped the Alexandre Guimaraes-managed side move to second spot in the points table with two wins from two matches, while Nelo Vingada and his charges remained on top with six points from three outings.There was a flurry of attacks in the dying minutes of the match from the visitors with two back to back corners in added time. But nothing worked as the hosts kept their slate clean.Mumbai City stuck to the same team that beat FC Pune City in their first game with all eyes on marquee player Diego Forlan who still did not look fully fit.The visitors made three changes to their last game.Fleet-footed winger Seityasen Singh was deemed fit to start along with the marquee player Didier Zokora who started for the first time. Forward Nico Velez was drafted in too with Wellington Priori, Mailson Alves and Holicharan Narzary making way for the trio.The first half was a midfield battle for the most part.Zokora, playing at centre-back, marked Forlan diligently with a diving clearance in the 36th minute robbing this season’s most sought-after recruit a chance to connect to the ball.advertisementThe best chance of the half fell to the visitors with the match five minutes to half time.Velez, who put in a superb shift down the inside left channel, cut inside to slip a neat pass to Yusa Katsumi. The Japanese inexplicably spurned his effort from around the penalty box with no one marking him.North East’s Rowlin Borges picked up a needless yellow card in the half, losing his temper for not enjoying the space he had been getting in the last two games.The second half was all about the penalty and NEUFC’s response from thereafter. Koffi Christian N’dri, Rowlin Borges and substitute Holicharan Nazarywere all involved in a slick move that saw lone striker Emiliano Alfaro fail to connect properly.Later, Alfaro took on three defenders and passed to Katsumi but the latter failed to get enough power behind the ball.last_img read more

first_imgThe Mi Mix from Xiaomi was on the edge of tomorrow. It was commendable how a company, known largely for its value for money offerings, could think so out of the box and build a phone like it: a limited edition concept that wasn’t just a lab experiment, but, out there for people to buy. It was, at the same time, a top-tier phone that also delivered in actual user case scenarios. But it was still pretty much a concept phone. It wasn’t launched anywhere else but China.This year’s Mi Mix 2 changes all that. Not only is the Mi Mix 2 a far cry from the unwieldy slab of a design of last year’s Mi Mix, it also comes with a better screen and a better rear camera. But more importantly, it comes with broader availability and support for more global LTE bands as well.Design and build qualityJust like the Mi Mix, the Mi Mix 2 also comes with a full ceramic body – with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front — and an outer frame that’s carved out of 7-series aluminum alloy. While the ceramic back protects against scratches, the curved aluminum frame enhances grip and all-round experience.There are a few downsides as expected. (a) The Mi Mix 2 is as glossy (and slippery) as they get (b) It is also very prone to fingerprints. The good thing about ceramic, as opposed to regular glass, is that you can gently wipe it with a cloth and all those fingerprints wipe off like they weren’t even there (c) Ceramic is one of the most brittle materials around so make sure whatever you do, don’t drop it.advertisementJust like the Mi Mix, the Mi Mix 2 also boasts of an impressive screen-to-body ratio offering more screen without occupying a larger footprint. Because the Mi Mix 2 offers an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9 — last year’s Mi Mix came with 17:9 — it is longer than it is wider. The Mi Mix 2 is a 5.99-inch phone but because Xiaomi has shaved off much of the bezels, it appears smaller when in the hands. Just like the Mi Mix, the Mi Mix 2 also doesn’t have a forehead, but only the chin. Xiaomi, this time round, has reduced the size of the chin though. The front camera — a 5-megapixel — is still tucked away at the bottom and also it works in a similar fashion. When you’re taking a selfie, you look down or simply flip the phone around. The under-screen ultrasonic proximity sensor understands that you flipped the phone, and changes the orientation of the front camera accordingly.Unlike last year when Xiaomi used a piezoelectric ceramic driver for the earpiece — so the earpiece was also hidden underneath the glass — the Mi Mix 2 has a tiny slit up top that serves as the earpiece/secondary speaker.All this when taken into account entails in a phone that isn’t necessarily as bezel-less as the original, but, certainly more accessible.The Mi Mix 2 isn’t necessarily as bezel-less as the original Mi Mix, but, certainly more accessible There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on-board the Mi Mix though which means the same connectivity port — USB Type-C — will be used for audio out, charging and data syncing. Xiaomi ships a USB Type-C to 3.5mm dongle in the box which is nice. The rear mounted fingerprint scanner, meanwhile, could give Apple’s Touch ID a run for its money with its speed and accuracy. This certainly wasn’t the case with last year’s Mi Mix.Also Read: Mi Mix 2 is proof that Xiaomi isn’t just about the RedmiThe Mi Mix 2, in a nutshell, builds upon the original Mi Mix and introduces subtle changes to the all-round design to make it more mainstream. The first step was to bring the overall size down to 5.99-inch. The next step was bringing in rounded edges. The aftermath is a phone that’s a pleasure to hold and maneuver, while retaining the original’s all screen and no bezel philosophy. If the original Mi Mix was all about the big screen, this year’s Mi Mix 2 is all about making that big screen experience count.DisplayThe 6.4-inch screen of the Mi Mix may have been an engineering marvel, but, it did leave you asking for more on paper, and actual usage in some scenarios. The IPS LCD on-board the Mi Mix came with a 1080×2040 pixel resolution and an unusual aspect ratio of 17:9. Although the unusual aspect ratio was nothing to worry about as the Mi Mix had absolutely no app layout issues, its 1080p resolution was a little on the anemic side with respect to peak brightness. The Mi Mix handled — and reproduced — colours well but it wasn’t as bright as the company’s other flagship phones. The Mi Mix’s barely adequate brightness levels felt lacking especially in outdoor sunny environment.advertisementThe 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display of the Mi Mix 2 still boasts of a 2160×1080 pixel resolution but because it has a smaller screen, it offers slightly better pixel density in comparison. The Mi Mix 2 may not have a breathtaking display but it certainly trumps the Mi Mix in this regard. The screen can get really bright (and dim) at will and viewing angles are at par with the best in the business.Colours on-board the Mi Mix 2 are fairly spot on and there’s also a manual mode — in addition to a built-in reading mode that turns them to the warmer end of the spectrum for night-time usage — that helps bump up saturation should you be looking for more punch. Still, it would be nice to see Xiaomi make the plunge to OLED at some point of time.CameraThe Mi Mix’s 16-megapixel rear camera — assisted with phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED (dual-tone) flash — was the most disappointing aspect of the phone. In fact, it was the weakest link on an otherwise fairly thought-out device. Although photos clicked in good light came out nice, metering issues — overexposure — and excessive image sharpening often resulted in blown out highlights. Also, dynamic range was something that left a lot to be desired on the Mi Mix. Low light photos, on most counts, were blurry and had excessive noise. The Mi Mix 2 it seemed was designed more to please the eyes and senses than anything else. It seemed it wasn’t designed for prime-time which is probably why Xiaomi decided to manufacture it in limited quantitiesThe Mi Mix 2 comes with outstanding camera credentials, at least on paper. In fact, it sports the same IMX 386 image sensor as the company’s flagship Mi 6. As far as specifics are concerned, the Mi Mix 2 sports a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with Phase Detection Autofocus, 4-axis OIS and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. It is capable of recording 4K videos as well.The Mi Mix 2 is more or less on similar lines as the Mi Mix, only overall, I feel it does a better job, at least in good lighting conditions. The phone captures some good-looking photos — with occasional softness — in good light with good amount of detail and mostly spot-on colours. Also, the Mi Mix 2, surprisingly, does well in macro photography scenarios which means close-up shots come out well (enough) when the light is adequate. Low light photos still leave a lot to be desired though.Broader availabilityThe Mi Mix was gorgeous and the screen gradually wrapping around the sides was a sight to behold, but, it seemed it was designed more to please the eyes and senses than anything else. It seemed it wasn’t designed for prime-time which is probably why Xiaomi decided to manufacture it in limited quantities. The Mi Mix, as a result, never made it to India.advertisementThe Mi Mix 2 carries forward the trend started by last year’s Mi Mix which is why it also aspires to offer more screen real estate in a compact pint-sized form factor. At the same time, the Mi Mix 2 aspires to correct some of the grueling shortcomings that made the original a lot less accessible for the general audience. This includes broader availability and support for more global LTE bands as well.last_img read more

first_imgBrief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardAustralia coach Justin Langer has showered rich praise on MS Dhoni after India won the third one day international to clinch the series 2-1 in Melbourne on Friday. Langer said the Australian cricketers who got the oportunity to represnt their country must learn from the likes of MS Dhoni and aspire to reach his level.MS Dhoni scored his third successive half-century to guide India to a seven-wicket victory over Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Dhoni, who was dropped twice in his innings and could have been run out too, made 87 not out as he combined with Kedar Jadhav (61 not out) to guide the tourists home with four balls remaining.India won their maiden bilateral ODI series in Australia.”He [Dhoni] is 37 years old. His running between the wickets is elite, and his fitness is elite. For him to run between the wickets for three days in a row, it was 40 degrees the other day, and play like that, he is a superstar of the game and that’s what Australians should be aspiring to be — superstars of the game,” Langer said at the post-match press conference.”MS Dhoni, like Virat Kohli, like Cheteshwar Pujara in the Test series, they give us really great role models. MS Dhoni, his record, everything speaks for itself as a captain, batsman, wicketkeeper. He is literally an all-time great of the game and it has been, as hard as it is to lose, a privilege to play against those guys. I would be amazed if they [Australian players] don’t learn from playing against those guys. For a young squad, there is no better lesson and learning to rub shoulders with great players. I’m glad we have had the experience,” he added.advertisementDhoni was dropped twice — when on 0 and 74 — and Langer said that cost his side the match. He also said that Dhoni gave his young side a batting tutorial on how to go about in such a run chase.”You drop MS Dhoni a couple of times and you don’t win. You don’t give great players chances. We did that tonight. We get down the 49th over and MS is there again. It was a great lesson for our squad. We talk about match winners, getting the job done — he showed us again. It is a great tutorial for our batters,” he added.Dhoni copped a lot of criticism from all quarters for his slow strike-rate at the start of the series, but has sounded back with three half-centuries in three matches to be adjudged Man of the Series.Langer lamented that his side were not up to the mark in the series in terms of holding their chances. He said that it had been a close series against a very good Indian team.”It has not been a one sided series. India have been too good for us all summer, in Tests and in ODIs. But it has been a close one. The boys have fought hard and we have had some real positives. Jhye Richardson has been a shining light. Peter Handscomb has done a good job in the middle overs and Shaun Marsh has been in great nick. We had our chances and we just didn’t take them.”India are a great side. We should take some great confidence with the way we played against them. If we had taken our chances in Adelaide, this series could have been different. There is light at the end of the tunnel for this team. We can look at the wins and losses, but they will come good,” he signed off.Also Read | Credit to MS Dhoni for his fitness and commitment to Indian cricket: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Virat Kohli blasts MS Dhoni critics: He is an intelligent cricketer, give him spaceAlso Read | Ready to bat anywhere for Team India, says MS DhoniAlso Read | MS Dhoni has gone from being a Lamborghini to an Aston Martin: Michael ClarkeAlso Read | Have seen Sachin Tendulkar get angry but not MS Dhoni: Ravi Shastrilast_img read more

first_imgBundesliga Bayern and FC Dallas announce partnership Harry Sherlock 19:22 2/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bayern Munich Getty Images Bundesliga MLS Bayern München Dallas The two clubs will collaborate as they attempt to share coaching expertise in youth development Bayern Munich and FC Dallas have announced a partnership centred on youth development.The two clubs will “exchange talent”, allowing players to experience both the coaching in place at Bayern and at the MLS club.“The United States is home to our very first international office, highlighting our commitment to engaging and growing FC Bayern’s fan base in the Americas,” said Bayern’s Executive Board Member for Internationalization and Strategy, Jörg Wacker. 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 “Our intention from the beginning has been to help support the growth of soccer in the U.S., supporting the existing development of players. For us FC Dallas is the ideal partner.”The two clubs will also create fixtures that will allow the young players to play against each other, in both Germany and America.”We are thrilled to join FC Bayern Munich in this groundbreaking collaboration,” said FC Dallas chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.”One of our primary goals is to develop an academy and a club that can compete at the highest level on a global scale. This unprecedented partnership with one of the most successful clubs in the world marks a significant step toward that goal, and we look forward to working closely with the outstanding leadership at FC Bayern.”Twenty academy players signed for Dallas’ first-team – an MLS high – and at least 28 players from the club’s youth set-up have been capped by the United States, Canada or Mexico at youth level.Three homegrown players of the club have already been sent to Germany, including 17-year-old Paxton Pomykal, who became the club’s youngest ever starter in March.last_img read more

first_imgWorld Cup Salah to start for Egypt with Cuper ‘100 per cent’ confident Liverpool star is ready Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 20:18 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mohamed Salah Egypt 2018 Getty World Cup Mohamed Salah Egypt v Uruguay Uruguay Egypt African All Stars The Reds forward has been nursing a shoulder problem since the Champions League final, but he is in contention to feature against Uruguay on Friday Mohamed Salah is in line to start Egypt’s opening game of World Cup 2018 against Uruguay, with Hector Cuper “100 per cent” confident the Liverpool forward is over a shoulder injury.The 25-year-old has been a fitness doubt for the Pharaohs since picking up an untimely problem in a Champions League final clash with Real Madrid on May 26.Salah’s tears in Kiev suggested that he knew his international dreams were in danger of being dashed, but a positive period of rehabilitation has got him back in contention sooner than expected. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move With Egypt resting much of their ambition on the shoulders of a talismanic presence who fired them to a first finals in 28 years, they are understandably keen for him to be involved as much as possible.National team coach Cuper told reporters on the progress being made by his star turn: “Salah is doing very well indeed, he’s recovered very quickly. We’ll see how it goes today. I can almost assure you 100 per cent he’ll play.“We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the option to play or not. I know him very well, and I’m sure he’s not afraid.“A risk of playing a match is something we can’t hide. In terms of him on the pitch, he’ll have full guarantees. If we do see at the last minute there’s an issue, we’ll see if it can be resolved.”Salah has worked tirelessly in an effort to get himself back to match fitness in time for a first World Cup outing in Russia.Some training sessions have seen him working alone with medical and coaching staff, with Cuper adamant that individual exercises away from the group should not be considered a sign that he is lacking competitive edge.He added: “Salah has three training sessions per day. He does training with the doctors, by himself and with specific exercises.“He’s recovered from his injury but he still trains a lot. He has to do physical training and mental training. Why? That’s what he feels he needs to recover.”If Salah is ready to face Uruguay, then a man who netted 44 times across all competitions for Liverpool during the 2017-18 campaign will be in the strongest possible position to make his mark on the grandest of sporting stages.With further Group A fixtures to come against hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, a fast start from the Reds icon, who is being billed as a potential Ballon d’Or winner, could put him in contention for the Golden Boot – a prize he has already claimed in the Premier League this season.On Salah’s chances of outscoring some illustrious rivals, Cuper said: “He could be the top scorer and one of the greatest players.“He’s shown he’s got great personality, talent and character. No-one thinks he can’t [be top scorer]. We’ll see great players here and he can be the greatest player [of all] at this World Cup.”last_img read more

first_imgMauricio Pochettino reiterated his “love” for Marcelo Bielsa but admitted his fellow Argentine is wrong in the ongoing ‘Spygate’ controversy.Tottenham boss Pochettino has previously described Bielsa as a “second father” after the 63-year-old brought him through at Newell’s Old Boys before managing him at Espanyol and with the Argentina national team.Leeds United head coach Bielsa is currently being investigated by the Football Association and English Football League after sending a spy to observe Derby Country training ahead of the Rams’ trip to Elland Road last Friday. 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? Bielsa subsequently held an extraordinary news conference on Wednesday at which he said he had sent staff to spy on each of Leeds’ opponents this season before attempting to play down its importance by showing journalists a presentation detailing the depth of the analysis he does on all rivals.Bielsa, whose Leeds team are top of the Championship, has received very little support from within the game and even Pochettino refused to back him when asked his opinion on Friday.The Spurs boss said: “It’s a situation that makes me a little bit sad.”It’s so important to split my special personal relationship with him and describe a situation that happened a week ago.”Always my love is going to be with him. He was a person so important to me, to build my career as a player.”But, after that, we’re talking about a situation that happened last week and I can’t agree [with it]. For me, it’s wrong. I can understand [Derby boss] Frank Lampard’s feelings. It’s a thing that’s not easy to explain.”Marcelo now walks the press through video analysis of an opponent’s offensive actions, explaining how it totals 40 minutes, which is then broken down into 8 minute clips for the players pic.twitter.com/juLwE0NEGo— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 16, 2019A lack of understanding of English culture has been put forward as a defence for Bielsa but Pochettino is not convinced.”For me, always when I talk about England, about the organisation and culture you have here, for any manager the key is to work in an environment you create,” he said.”The English people and the culture you create here gives you the opportunity to work in privacy. That doesn’t happen maybe in Germany or Argentina or Spain. That makes us feel more responsible to keep the idea that you can work, feel at home and you don’t need to hide anything.”There’s many opinions we can listen to after last week.”To be honest, my feeling is a little sad. Rather than talking about football and how fantastic Leeds are doing in the Championship, we’re talking about one fact that doesn’t help football.”Of course it doesn’t change my view about Marcelo but I can’t agree with what happened.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_img On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip It’s not every day we meet someone who casually drops, “Oh yeah, I’ve been all over the world with Schwarzkopf and Dan Rather.” So if the life of photographer Lou Bopp.Bopp first moved to New York from St. Louis back in 1992 and started interning immediately at Sports Illustrated. He was there for six months and then began assisting photographers and by 1995 he was shooting his own projects.  Lou specializes in corporate advertising, shooting people on location for everyone from Intel, Mercedes Benz, Time Warner to advertising agencies such as Ogilvy, McCann Erickson and Momentum.  He has shot an impressive list of people including Madonna, Larry King, President Ford and Dolly Parton as well as a plethora of CEO’s. He toured Vietnam, Normandy and Hiroshima with Rather and Stormin’ Norman for several CBS News documentaries.When he is not working for ‘da man’, Lou dives deep into his personal projects. Recently he has been shooting old Blues musicians deep in the Mississippi Delta. “There are about 30 guys left and I am trying to capture as many of them as I can before they are gone,” he told us. He has a book out, Hidden History of Mississippi Blues and a documentary about his experience titled, We Juke Up in Here! He is currently working on Moonshine and Mojo Hands has a gallery show of his portraits of the musicians opening up in St. Louis soon.We caught up with Lou between shoots to hear about his personal style.It’s all about comfort! I really get into these James Perse tee shirts I have been wearing recently. The quality and fit is great. Everything I wear always circles back to comfort. When shooting I am climbing, crawling and on my stomach, but I am also with clients so I can’t look like a total shlep.When I am in the Delta I wear tees and camo shorts from the Gap. I’m just down and dirty there so no use even trying to wear something relatively nice.I have a good amount of  Kühl shirts and pants since they are made for rugged wear. I’m also a big fan of Levis 501. I like AG jeans too. In the winter you can usually find me in shirts from Ice Breaker, Prana and Patagonia. I have a NorthFace Harbor Down Jacket I wear when it’s really cold and go to Patagonia for rain jackets.When I’m in dicey places for work I wear an old Seiko diving watch  with a velcro band I got in high school.  It’s great when I am traveling. Otherwise I’m sporting an Omega Sea Master. For shades I have a pair of Smith’s and Raybans. And you can usually find me in Merrill hiking boots.Every winter I buy a black knit cap off the streets of NYC since I always loose the one from the last season. And in the summer I wear a baseball cap to tame the mane.I have have a couple of suits  in case I’m heading out to a nice place to eat or shooting on Wall Street.  I like Hugo Boss and I have a pair of Ferragamo shoes to pair with my suits. The most expensive boot I ever bought was from John Varvatos! They were actually worth the price since they are really well made and always a pleasure to put on.I have a couple of ties from DKNY and a lot of Gucci ties from the 80s that my mother would give me when she worked in retail.I wear three bracelets at the moment, all made by my daughter, Rose.Photo courtesy of © 2013 Joanna Kaslow All Rights Reserved. SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America last_img read more

first_img The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Now, if you want to take in some electoral politics, get a great whole body workout, and deaden that gnawing sensation you feel hollowing out your soul as you realize that yes, this really is the state of top level American politics today and yes, this really is representative of and deserved by tens of millions of your countrymen, then also take a shot of bourbon each time Trump snuffles up another nose-ful of mucous or a moderator lets out a sigh easily interpreted as utter surrender.If you need to know a bit more about the exercises mentioned, check out Bowflex’s page here. And also, for the record, yes, it’s very hard to find pictures of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton exercising. Go figure. Editors’ Recommendations The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date center_img Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers OK, you don’t actually have to forget about the hallowed institution of the Presidential debate drinking game, and, in fact, given the horrid spectacle that the final 2016 Presidential debate is sure to be, you might not want to.But there are other options as well. You could play a Presidential debate eating game, where you and your friends eat five jelly beans every time Clinton makes a solid statement on policy and chow down on a handful of capers every time Trump insults an entire gender, ethnicity, or religion! (Ideally you like capers.) Or you could play a Presidential debate knitting game where you all like… knit something. Like a sock? Bleh.Here’s a great idea that was slipped to me by a friend who works with the good people over at Bowflex: why not drop all the boozing and knitting in favor of a Presidential debate workout game? It’s easy! You just follow the steps in the chart below and you’re assured of a whole body workout that will have you sweating out almost as many toxins as you take in by listening to the candidates fight.Feel free to add in your own moves, like a punching a heavy bag every time sound comes out of Trump’s mouth or doing a lunge away from the television each time Clinton flashes that toothy, unsettling grin. Here are the basics:last_img read more

first_imgCorrections officials have completed an internal review of the circumstances surrounding the escape of Jermaine Carvery. Reviews are completed for situations such as an escape or a death. Mr. Carvery, 30, escaped from custody on April 3 after being escorted to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre. He has not been apprehended despite a Canada-wide search. An internal review found several factors that likely contributed to Mr. Carvery’s escape. The factors will be addressed. “This underscores the need for a full and comprehensive external audit of polices and procedures,” said Justice Minister Cecil Clarke. “I am accepting all recommendations and will provide this information to Deloitte, which is doing that audit.” “Our findings indicate that neither management nor staff followed proper escort policy and that Mr. Carvery was not searched before being put in the vehicle,” said Mr. Clarke. “It was not possible to conclude how the shackles were removed.” The findings and recommendations are posted on the Department of Justice website at www.gov.ns.ca/just . There are a dozen recommendations that will be addressed. Corrections staff will modify escort policies to include crimes of notoriety such a violent crime or hostage taking. Prisoner’s who have previously attempted to escape will be included in the policy’s high-risk offender category. Staff will also be required to use portable hand-held metal detectors in addition to walk-through metal detectors.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: No compensation will be given by the Kolkata Metro Railway in connection with the Sajal Kanjilal case. The 66-year-old had died in a tragic accident at the Park Street Metro station in July this year. He had boarded a crowded coach and was dragged a few hundred metres with his right hand fingers wedged between the coaches. While Kanjilal’s family members demanded that the Metro officials should provide a job as compensation, the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) conducted a thorough investigation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to sources, the CRS found that Kanjilal died due to his own negligence. While Kanjilal’s death has become the first such incident in Kolkata Metro’s history, the CRS had instructed the Kolkata Metro Railway authorities to install convex mirrors at the driving motorman’s end at both the platforms in all the stations to avoid such incidents. In August, in a bid to train officials to evacuate passengers during emergencies, the Kolkata Metro Railway officials conducted a mock drill on evacuation. The drill was conducted in a tunnel on the Down line between Rabindra Sarobar and Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Metro stations.last_img read more

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.9% in December to $49 billion, after rising 0.7% in November.The agency says the decrease was largely a result of lower sales in the computer and communications equipment and supplies industry, the same industry which drove November’s increase.In volume terms, wholesale sales were down 0.9% in December.Five of the seven subsectors were down for the month, with most of the decrease concentrated in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, where sales fell 4.1%.The second-largest decline was in the personal and household goods subsector, with sales down 0.7%.The Canadian dollar declined to a session low of C$1.0135 versus the U.S. dollar, or 98.67 U.S. cents, after Canadian wholesale trade fell more sharply than expected in December and data showed foreigners reduced their holdings of Canadian securities.Wholesale sales were down in six provinces in December, with the majority of the national decrease attributable to declines in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. read more

The United States says it respects and appreciates the values that the Sri Lankan voters voted for in the two elections of January 8 and August 17 of last year.The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap said the US appreciates the vision of the Sri Lankan people for their country to be a reconciled, peaceful, unified, prosperous, and free democracy that can be a pillar of stability and prosperity for the entire Indo-Pacific region. “We appreciate very much the vision of the Sri Lankan people and the American people are reciprocating,” he said. “John Kerry said when he was here in May of last year, for the first visit by a US Secretary of State in 41 years, that we will support the vision of the Sri Lankan people and the Sri Lankan voters. And we are doing so through this ship visit, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, through the visits by many American senior officials, and by the presence of all of you,” Ambassador Atul Keshap said.He noted that this is the very first visit by a United States ship in five years and he expressed hope that this will be the first of many to come. (Colombo Gazette) The Ambassador was speaking at a reception held on the US Navy ship, the USS Blue Ridge, at the Colombo port today. read more

TORONTO — Sales of luxury homes in two of Canada’s most expensive cities fell this year, as the high-end real estate market continued to feel the impact of foreign buyers taxes.Realty brokerage Re/Max says sales of single-detached homes priced from $1 million to $2 million fell 35 per cent from a year ago in both Toronto and Vancouver.According to the annual report, released Tuesday, sales of single-detached homes in the $2-million-to-$3-million range were down 50 per cent in Toronto and 22 per cent in Vancouver.Meanwhile, homes that were sold for more than $3 million dropped 44 per cent in Toronto and 45 per cent in Vancouver.Victoria now home to the hottest luxury housing market in the worldParty’s over for Vancouver’s luxury property market — it’s now the worst performer on the continent‘I’m the victim of the exchange rate in my own country’: Canadians seethe over Vail acquisition of Whistler BlackcombRe/Max says homebuyers have been grappling with the introduction of foreign buyers taxes in Ontario and B.C., along with increased property transfer taxes and school taxes on B.C. homes over $3 million.“All the new rules that the government implemented, along with the foreign buyers tax and the new lending regulations, it all just put a crunch on the most expensive part of the market,” said Christopher Alexander, executive vice-president and regional director of Re/Max Integra’s Ontario-Atlantic business.He says luxury homeowners may have also been hesitant to list this year amid signs that the country’s housing market may be cooling, choosing instead to “wait it out.”Although luxury home sales are weakening, sales in the low-end of the luxury condo market saw increases driven mainly by millennials who are using their inheritances and baby boomers looking to downsize, the report said.Alexander says condos appeal to baby boomers because they can get more value for their money, especially in the major cities.“Most of them have put all their kids in school. They don’t need so much space anymore. Their single-detached home is worth a fortune and now they can buy a really nice luxury condo that is not as big in a really great urban area where they have access to a more urbanized lifestyle, more action,” he said.“Luxury is not just about price. A lot of it has to do with pedigree. If you buy with a million in Toronto or Vancouver, it doesn’t get you a luxury home but if you get a suite in the Four Seasons or the Shangri-La or the Ritz-Carlton. You’re going to get a small condo in a luxury building with all the luxury amenities. You’ve got that pedigree piece that is appealing to the higher end of the market.”The report says condo sales in the $1-million-to-$2-million range were up two per cent year over year in Toronto and six per cent in Vancouver. Calgary saw their condo sales in this price range jump by three per cent, while Victoria sales climbed 19 per cent.The most expensive condominium sold in Toronto in 2018 so far was priced at $11.5 million, topping the $8 million that was paid for the most expensive condo sold in 2017. The priciest condo sold in Vancouver so far this year was $11.7 million, up 34 per cent from the top price of $8.7 million paid last year. read more

Next month’s meeting of the Transitional Federal Parliament, which was formed in October 2004 in neighbouring Kenya, will be held in the Somali town of Baidoa and represents a “very positive development,” said Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for the Horn of Africa country.“It is the result of a lot of hard work and commitment on the part of the leaders of the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions. I warmly congratulate President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, and Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi on this announcement,” added François Lonsény Fall.“Somalia has not had a functional State for 15 years and this is an important step not only for the nation but for the entire region,” he said.Mr. Fall said the convening of parliament would be the beginning of transforming the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions into effective government bodies. The shattered country has endured the longest period of state collapse in recent history, starting in 1991 when President Siad Barre was toppled.Mr. Fall, who took up his post as head of the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) last year with a mandate to spearhead reconciliation talks between the Somali leaders, urged all members of the parliament to attend next month’s meeting.“The future of their country is now in their hands,” he said, urging all parliamentary members to “come together and unite, placing the supreme interests of the nation above selfishness.”The UN envoy said the world body was ready to provide its full political support to the meeting and he called on the donor community to provide the financial and logistical support needed to convene it. read more

CALGARY – A new study says shrinking budgets in the oil and gas industry could lead to as many as 185,000 direct and indirect job losses this year in Canada.The report by Enform’s labour market division says that would amount to a 25 per cent cut in jobs.It says the potential job losses are the result of major budget cuts in the industry, which is expected to spend $31 billion less this year compared to last year.The study says engineering construction firms are the most vulnerable, while exploration and development drilling could make up the second most losses.Last week, drilling firm Trican Well Services announced 2,000 job cuts across North America.The move followed job cuts at many major oil and gas companies in recent months.With files from the Canadian Press. (City News) by 660 NEWS Staff Posted May 19, 2015 10:14 pm MDT Last Updated May 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Up to 185,000 jobs could be lost in oil and gas industry this year, study says read more

first_img   Sorting Reject7.0-10.9%6.8-9.6%7.7-10.7%7.4-11.0% Fraction of Total Composite    Laser Sorted Material2.2-1.4%7.6-6.7%7.7-5.1%1.9-1.3%    XRT Sorted Material33-57%38-54%27-46%38-57% Plus 5/8″ FractionComposite 1Composite 2Composite 3Composite 4center_img Vista Gold has completed automated sorting tests on the coarse fractions of the four 5-t bulk samples from its Mt Todd gold project. The tests, completed at the facilities of Tomra Sorting Solutions near Hamburg, Germany, demonstrate that plus 16 mm product from the HPGR crusher can be efficiently sorted to separate the non-gold-bearing particles from the gold-bearing sulphides and quartz/calcite veining, at production rates.The tests confirmed that, consistent with previous test work, 8-10% of the run-of-mine feed to the crushing circuit can be removed from the process stream prior to the grinding circuit. This is expected to reduce grinding circuit operating costs and provide a modest increase in grade to the grinding circuit.  These results, combined with the favourable previously announced results of the HPGR crushing tests, provide support for key assumptions underlying the decision to commence an update of the Mt Todd PFS.Vista’s President & CEO, Frederick H. Earnest, commented, “This technology is being used effectively where ores have distinct visual and/or density variations. Being present for the automated sorting of the bulk samples at production rates allowed us to observe the efficiency of this technology and its applicability to the Mt Todd gold project. The material balance results are consistent with previous test results and we expect to have assay results for the sorted material in August.“With this phase of our metallurgical testing program complete, we are prepared to commence the grinding and leach recovery optimization testing once the samples are returned from Germany. The final results of this metallurgical testing program are expected to be available the middle of September. We have commenced the work of updating our PFS for Mt Todd, inclusive of flow sheet changes to integrate this sorting technology. We believe these changes will deliver a better technical project with improved economics.”The bulk sorting tests confirmed the ability to selectively remove particles known to have minerals associated with the presence of gold in the Batman deposit at production rates. The plus 16 mm material from the HPGR crushing/screening tests at Thyssen Krupp Industries was shipped to the facilities of Tomra Sorting Solutions.  Three members of Vista’s management/project development team were present to observe the tests, which were conducted in a standard production-size sorter with a 60 cm wide belt.  Material from each of the four composites was sorted first using X-ray transmission (XRT) to remove particles containing sulphide minerals and subsequently using lasers to remove particles containing quartz/calcite.  The XRT sorting tests were conducted at three different sensitivity levels.    The material balance results of the sorting tests are summarized in the following table.    Sorting Reject40-62%38-54%46-64%40-59% Each composite represents a different part of the Batman deposit with varying amounts of sulphide and quartz/calcite mineralization which provided the opportunity to sort material that represented: high grade core, low grade peripheral, average to high grade early production and average grade main deposit. The variation in the amount of material sorted by the XRT and laser sorting steps is a reflection of the relative mineral content and is not an indication of sorting efficiency.  Upon receipt of assay results, the company will determine the optimal settings, taking into consideration gold losses, grade of sorted product and total product rejected.Based on the results of this testing, the company plans to apply a different sorting recovery/waste reject factor to each of the different major mineralization styles in the deposit.Mt Todd in Northern Territory is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Australia.last_img read more