PM Modi deplores attacks on Kashmiris across nation

first_imgKanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked state governments to take stern action if there is any attack on Kashmiris, calling those who targeted them recently in Lucknow “crazed people”.In an apparent reference to remarks by opposition leaders after the recent air strikes against the Balakot terror camp in Pakistan, Modi also lashed at those demeaning the valour displayed by the armed forces after the Jaish-e-Mohammed attack against the CRPF in Pulwama. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in JammuAddressing a public meeting here, Modi brought up the Lucknow incident in which two Kashmiri vendors were thrashed on Wednesday, allegedly targeted by members of a right-wing group over the Pulwama attack that killed 40 paramilitary personnel last month. The prime minister called the perpetrators sirphirey log (crazed people) in near identical remarks at the meeting and on Twitter. “It is very important to maintain an atmosphere of unity in the country,” Modi said. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penaltyHe congratulated the Yogi Adityanath government for acting promptly over what some crazed people did to our Kashmiri brothers in Lucknow. “I would also like to request other state governments to take the strongest action possible wherever there is an attempt to do something like this,” he said. The prime minister was addressing the meeting after flagging off the commercial run on Lucknow Metro’s North-South corridor, through video conferencing from Kanpur itself. Modi also symbolically laid the foundation stone for the Agra Metro Rail project at the same event. He visited Varanasi and Ghaziabad too on Friday, launching development projects and addressing public meetings.last_img read more

5 killed 15 hurt in separate road accidents in JK

first_imgBanihal/Jammu: Five people, including a policeman, were killed and 15 others injured when three private passenger vehicles skidded off mountainous roads and rolled down hills in separate incidents in Ramban and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Tuesday.Two people, identified as policeman Bittu Ram and a youth named Neik Ram, were killed and six others injured when a passenger cab fell into a deep gorge at Kanga near Ramban Tuesday, an official said. The vehicle was on its way from Sumber to Ramban, the busy town along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, he said, adding that all the injured were rescued and two of them, Darshan Singh and his wife Deepa Devi, were referred to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment.last_img read more

Khadija Ryadi receives 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize

first_imgNew York (UN) – Former president of the Moroccan human rights association (AMDH) Khadija Ryadi received, on Tuesday in New York, the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize. The Prize was handed by deputy UNSG Jan Eliasson to Ryadi along with other recipients during a ceremony at the UN headquarters on the occasion of the commemoration of the Human Rights Day.Ryadi is known to be at the forefront in the fight against impunity, full gender equality and freedom of expression, said on Friday the UN selection committee which revealed the names of the award winners. The Moroccan activist is the coordinator of a network of twenty-two non-governmental organizations defending human rights in Morocco, it added.last_img read more

Cuban Players Already Have Been Gaining Ground In MLB

Even before President Obama’s announcement Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba were re-establishing diplomatic relations, the countries’ baseball relations were warming.Twenty-five players who were born in Cuba played for a Major League Baseball team in 2014, and together they accumulated 27.5 wins above replacement, according to Baseball Reference’s Play Index. Those are the highest totals for Cuban players in MLB since 1970 — back when players such as Tony Oliva, Tony Perez and Bert Campaneris, who’d signed with major-league teams before the U.S. trade embargo kicked in, were still stars.Raw numbers overstate the growing Cuban power in the majors. MLB has expanded from 24 teams in 1970 to 30 today. There are more players of all nationalities, and more wins above replacement to go around. (Roughly 1,000 per season these days.) But even as a percentage of MLB totals, Cuban batters and total Cuban WAR reached levels this past season not seen in at least 40 years.That level still isn’t all that high. Cuban players accounted for less than 3 percent of all wins above replacement last season. But even if Congress doesn’t lift the embargo, Cuban players already in the majors are likely to keep getting better and increase their share of MLB wins. Jose Abreu, Yasiel Puig, Leonys Martin and Jose Fernandez all are in their 20s. Each man has, in just the last two years, had seasons among the best ever for Cuban MLB players.It’s possible that a player who has debuted recently or who will join the league in the warmer diplomatic climate will become MLB’s best ever Cuban player. Only two Cubans have accumulated more than 54 wins above replacement in MLB history: Rafael Palmeiro and Luis Tiant. Neither was elected to the Hall of Fame. read more

For Ohio State softballs Maddy McIntyre surfing still a passion

The warm sunshine beams down upon the tropical waters off the coast of San Diego, as Ohio State softball shortstop Maddy McIntyre sits on a surf board, bobbing in the Pacific Ocean and waiting for the next wave to ride. The serenity the ocean offers is a far cry from the stress of finals week or the pressure of hundreds of screaming fans. “(Surfing) is just a good way to take a break from everything,” McIntyre said. “Sometimes you’re out on the softball field or sometimes it gets intense with school and everything, so it’s just the best way to fall back and just relax. The feeling I get when I drop in is priceless.” McIntyre, a sophomore from San Diego, has started every game but one in her two-year OSU career. She’s a career .265 hitter with a .944 fielding percentage from her middle infield position. But while softball might be her first love, surfing has morphed from a fun hobby into something much more important to McIntyre. “It’s definitely her passion,” said senior teammate and third baseman Megan Coletta. “She really misses it (when she’s in Ohio) and she has a lot of passion for it and knowledge about the ocean.” McIntyre’s passion started at age 12, off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. It was there she first received personalized instruction with surfing trainers who immediately recognized her talent and passion for the sport. They encouraged her to keep riding when she returned home to California. Her father made sure that became a reality. “For one of my birthdays, my dad got me a board, and it was the best thing. He couldn’t keep me out of the water after that,” McIntyre said. She and her father – an avid surfer himself – have used their passions for surfing to develop an even tighter bond. They usually go in the summers, fitting in a quick, two-hour session before Marc McIntyre drops his daughter off back home and heads to work. The father-daughter surfing time is something they both cherish. “It’s awesome,” Marc McIntyre said. “She’s a better surfer than I am, but it’s still fun just being out there in the water with her. It makes you think, ‘It doesn’t get much better than this.’” The landlocked qualities of Columbus make surfing during softball season impossible for Maddy McIntyre, so when she gets home to San Diego, she feels like she has to make up for lost time. “I get really excited to surf when I go home,” Maddy McIntyre said. “But at home, everyone gets so mad, like, ‘Oh, the waves suck today,’ so they won’t go out. But now, for me, it’s like even if the waves suck, I still want to go out because I’m not out there very often.” Her father said she will go out at every opportunity when she’s home. Whenever she can get someone to go with her, be it morning, noon or night, she’ll hit the waves. OSU softball coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said she loves her shortstop’s passion for surfing, and encourages her to keep up with it as much as possible. When Schoenly takes recruiting trips to Calif., which is fairly frequently, Maddy McIntyre is often there, badgering her coach to catch some waves with her. “It’s really cool we have kids with such different passions,” Schoenly said. “I’ve never really known surfing, so when I hear about the waves, and just the love that she has for it, I’m really excited for her to have that.” For someone who is used to having all eyes on her whenever she competes, surfing offers Maddy McIntyre the chance to drop in and do what she loves, away from the fandom. “The thing I like most about (surfing) is it doesn’t have to be competitive,” Maddy McIntyre said. “I don’t have to go out and have to perform. I can go for something great and I don’t have to worry if I don’t land it, or if the wave eats me up, it doesn’t matter, I can just have fun with it.” Schoolwork and softball might be Maddy McIntyre’s primary focuses during the year, but once summer rolls around, her childhood passion takes center stage. Her bat and glove get swapped for a board, and her No. 30 jersey gets traded for a bathing suit. For Maddy McIntyre, summer is nearly here – the sun is out and the ocean beckons. read more

Sergio Aguero brace wraps up Community Shield for City

first_imgManchester City continued from where they left off last season as a Sergio Aguero double helped them to clinch the Community Shield title.Sergio Aguero,29, proved deadly in front of goal and helped nullify the early stages of ‘Sarri-ball’ under the newly-hired Maurizio Sarri.The Blues were ahead regarding preparation having played more pre-season games with most of the first team players present in those games.However, Pep Guardiola’s Blues are at a far more advanced phase and showed just why they strolled to the title last term, with Aguero capitalizing from good work from Phil Foden to break the deadlock.It was Bernardo Silva, another player likely to take a leap in his development this term, who set up the second with a lovely ball in behind that Aguero duly gobbled up.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The Cityzens still look the clear favourites ahead of their Premier League opener vs. Arsenal next week, while Chelsea have plenty of work to do before their trip to Huddersfield.The Community Shield is ours! #mancitypic.twitter.com/4FHjB6Dsg3— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 5, 2018last_img read more

FA charge Mourinho over alleged postmatch comments

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been charged for comments he made following the club’s 3-2 win over Newcastle United on October 10Television cameras filmed Mourinho mumbling some rather abusive and improper choice of words in the aftermath of United’s stunning comeback win against Newcastle at Old Trafford.Reports in the British media suggested that the game was a must-win for Mourinho, whose job at United was on the line following a four-match winless run.But goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez in the second half secured the three points for United.However, Mourinho’s post-match remarks have been brought to the attention of the Football Association (FA).Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.Upon a review, the FA have now charged the Portuguese coach.“Jose Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on October 6, 2018,” read an FA statement on the Telegraph.“It is alleged that his language at the end of the fixture, as captured by the broadcast footage, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.”The Red Devils coach has till 18:00 (BST time) on October 19 to answer to the FA’s charge.last_img read more

Quintero gives River Plate a historic Copa Libertadores

first_imgAn absolute screamer from the Colombian in extra time against Boca Juniors, gives River Plate the Copa Libertadores at the Bernabeu.After so much drama during the last couple of weeks with the Copa Libertadores final, Sunday finally arrived with Boca Juniors and River Plate playing a very anticipated match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.The tension was quite evident after so much talk that was barely related to football, the loser from today’s match would live with that stigma of losing this final against the hated rival forever.The stadium was filled with people who were impatiently waiting for the match to begin, many football personalities attended this match and watched it from the VIP rooms inside the Bernabeu.People like Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi were spotted in there as none of them wanted to miss this final. Even a Juventus contingent attended the match with Cristiano Ronaldo nowhere to be seen, but Dybala and Bentancur were part of that expedition.All the players who were playing the match didn’t seem comfortable, having this final in the city of Madrid was already pretty weird in the first place and it was going to have to take a little getting used to.Both squads started this match with a 2-2 aggregate after the draw from the first match at La Bombonera, both sides were literally starting with no advantage.¡ASÍ FUE EL GOLAZO DE BENEDETTO!#LibertadoresxFOX El ‘Pipa’ recibió un pase magnífico por parte de Nández y con mucha clase, definió ante la salida de Armani para el 1-0 de Boca.Revive la definición del examericanista desde nuestro #AnguloFOX pic.twitter.com/oJX9Lxu68c— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 9, 2018The first half was a huge reminder of how massive the difference between European and South American football really is, with several interruptions in this match and much less fluidity throughout the whole 90 minutes.The first half was more dominated by Boca Juniors and their ability to prevent River Plate to create spaces and link passes in midfield, they were waiting for a lost ball to get a chance that could give them the initial advantage.This moment came near the halftime whistle, as skipper Pablo Perez recovered a ball, served it to Nandez and the Uruguay international saw Dario Benedetto making the move for a pass between the lines.As soon as ‘Pipa’ intercepted the pass from Nandez, he only needed a single touch to position himself alone in front of the goalkeeper and bury his shot to the right bottom corner.Boca Juniors was winning it thanks to another crucial goal scored by Benedetto, ‘Pipa’ had now scored in both semifinal matches and both of the final games.The second half would be more fluid for the fans, for River Plate as well.¡PRATTO LO EMPATÓ CON UNA GRAN JUGADA!#LibertadoresxFOX Una pared entre ‘Nacho’ Fernández y Palacios terminó con un centro atrás para que el ‘Oso’ consiguiera la igualada.Revive la jugada desde el #AnguloFOX pic.twitter.com/yzEWIT9ucRRiver Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 9, 2018The ‘Millonarios’ took control of the ball during the second half, they were able to control the ball for extended periods of time and managed to create more opportunities due to how tired the Boca Juniors players were.After several opportunities in which River was denied by the defense, a chance finally appeared for Lucas Pratto before the 70th minute, in which he was able to finish a collective effort in which Exequiel Palacios produced an exceptional skill that gave Nacho Fernandez the chance to assist Pratto.Lucas scored his fifth Copa Libertadores goal in this fashion, he became the tournament’s top scorer with this one.It was only fitting that the world’s longest football final in history would go to extra time, fortune was better for River Plate as Wilmar Barrios got booked for a second time at the start of the first extra time and left Boca Juniors with 10 players.This advantage was all that River needed, the critical moment of the night came from Colombian Quintero’s left foot in the form of a potent screamer from outside of the box that went in through the top corner for River Plate’s goal that gave them the trophy.At the end with Boca playing with 9 after Fernando Gago’s injury, Martinez sealed the result with an easy goal with no goalkeeper to stop him.River Plate is the worthy and historic Copa Libertadores champion after beating Boca Juniors 3-1 (5-3 ag.).❤ ¡Impresionante zurdazo y GOLAZO de Quintero! ❤Lo gana River#CopaLibertadores2018River 2-1 Bocapic.twitter.com/bC2n9hHTNb— MedioTiempo (@mediotiempo) December 9, 2018¡RIVER SENTENCIÓ!#LibertadoresxFOX Ya sin portero, Gonzalo Martínez hizo el 3-1 definitivo, que le da el campeonato al Millonario pic.twitter.com/vpdtZZF85K— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 9, 2018What did you think about the whole drama of this Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors? 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Race for the Conch a swim race for a good cause

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 8th 2017: First event on the calendar for the month of July in the Turks and Caicos is the Annual “Race for the Conch” event.In its eigth year, the annual eco-sea swim race raises funds for local charities, including the Providenciales Children’s Home, a major beneficiary, not to mention the TCI’s Swim Federation and its drive to expand learn-to-swim opportunities in the Turks and Caicos.The event features three main distances, the Ironman, a 2.4 mile or 3.8 km race, the one mile and the half mile, including a 100 meters Children’s Swim for kids ages 10 and under.To race directors Ben Stubenberg and Chloe Zimmermann, the event raises awareness and interest in swimming, while the “eco”, part promotes the use of non-toxic reef safe sunscreens.This year organizers are partnering with the sunscreen company, RAW, to provide an effective alternative sunscreen without oxybenzone and other chemicals that damage the reef.Stubenberg describes the event as another great way to use our incredible ocean resources to tap into the burgeoning sports tourism market and generate revenue for TCI.The event comes on the heels of the venue declared as an open water safe-swim zone, one of the few in the world.It is anticipated that the event will gather participants from around the world, including some 175 swimmers from the US and Canada, and neighbouring nations.The “Race for the Conch” takes place in front of Rickie’s Flamingo Cafe beginning at 8 am on July 1st. Persons interested in more race information, including times, and rules can be found at www.ecoseaswim.com or by contacting a Race Director at [email protected]  Organisers say TCI residents get an island discount on the entry fee if they sign up directly at Marco Travel located in the Caicos Cafe Plaza, Grace Bay. Related Items: #MagneticMediaNews#TCIRaceForTheConch#TCIGraceBayOpenWaterSafeSwimZonecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more