The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday invoked Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, the last ruler of erstwhile princely state of Tripura, to appeal to dislodge CPI(M) government in Tripura in February 2018 assembly election. The party celebrated 110th birth anniversary of the King known as a visionary who endeavoured to develop the hilly and landlocked state before he died at an early age of 39.“The king and his predecessors were always targeted by the CPI(M). People were misled through a sustained campaign to bring the royals in bad light and hold them responsible for all problems in the state”, BJP state president Biplab Kumar Deb asserted at the central function organised in party headquarters here.The party celebrated the day in all 3170 organisation booths across Tripura that was merged with Indian union on October 15, 1949.’Malicious campaign by Communists’BJP’s central observer Sunil Deodhar said there was always a malicious deign to undermine Maharaja Bir Bikram who established first college, over four hundred schools, ensured modern health care and civic amenities and created air and train communications with mainland India. He said BJP would ensure that Bir Bikram was remembered profusely for his all good and commendable works and voiced an appeal to ‘end rule of foreign ideology filled communist regime in Tripura’.Jishnu Debbarman, a descendent of Maharaja Bir Bikram and core committee member of BJP, outlined latter’s life and work. He said: “Maharaja after returning from a visit to Europe made key changes in development schemes with a vision to transform Tripura into a modern state”.“He was a true idol who never named any building after him or allowed putting up a plank in his name in any construction site. Palaces in Tripura are not named after King; this is also a bright side of the rulers”, Mr Debbarman added.BJP leader Sunil Deodhar announced they have placed some demands to the central government to honour Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya who was crowned in 1923 at a tender age. The list starts with proposal to bestow Bharat Ratna laurel to Bir Bikram, naming a road in national capital New Delhi after him, renaming Agartala Airport as “Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport” and erection of his colossal statue in Agartala. read more
WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Takahashi finally gets to be No. 1 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd Unfortunately for the 21-year-old Aragon, she fought on the defensive early against her Indonesian foe, struggling to recover from a 3-6 deficit in the second round as she settled for a silver medal in the women’s bantamweight division.Despite the defeat, Aragon’s was the second silver medal bagged by the Philippine taekwondo team, increasing the sport’s haul to seven medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Rhezie Aragon fought the good fight, but in the end, fell to Mariska Halinda of Indonesia, 4-9, in the gold medal match of the women’s 53kg division in taekwondo in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 1.With only three competitors in the weight class, Aragon was instantly slotted in the Finals while Halinda had to fight off Malaysian bet Jasmin Nabilla to earn the right to face the Filipina jin.ADVERTISEMENT View comments read more
Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, returns a shot from Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)South African tennis player Kevin Anderson advanced to his first Grand Slam final on Friday after beating Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.Anderson, seeded 28th, will play for the $3.7 million (3.07 million euros) top prize this Sunday at the Arthur Ashe Stadium against the later winner between world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain and Argentina’s 24th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro. KGAADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel PLAY LIST 01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next UAAP gets going View comments read more
Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, center, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George, left, Carmelo Anthony, right, watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — When Jimmy Butler was sidelined for two games with an upper respiratory infection, the Minnesota Timberwolves lacked energy and struggled on defense. The end result was a pair of losses by an average of 22 points.In Butler’s return Friday night against Oklahoma City, it was evident just how different a team Minnesota is with him on the court.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:29DOH kicks off nationwide polio vaccination drive01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Timberwolves: Wiggins shot 5 of 15 from the floor. . C Gorgui Dieng hit a long 2-point shot that beat the buzzer to end the third quarter. That gave Minnesota a 90-89 lead to start the fourth.ANTHONY GETS LAST LOOKWestbrook has often been the one to take the last shot for the Thunder, but he deferred to Anthony late in this game. With Oklahoma City trailing by three, it was Anthony who had a look at a potential tying 3-pointer.His shot in the final seconds was no good and Minnesota grabbed the rebound to seal it.“We had to push the ball at that point in time and I think Russell was just surveying the field and trying to find a way maybe to get Carmelo trailing a little bit there,” Donovan said. “I’ll see the film, but I do think that Russell is going to try in those situations to get the best shot, and if he can get Carmelo a shot, I think he’s going to try to generate a shot for him.”UP NEXTThunder: At Chicago on Saturday night.Timberwolves: At Miami on Monday night. “Obviously, they’re a very talented team and we’ve got a talented team as well,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Both games have been hard-fought.”Minnesota point guard Jeff Teague had 16 points and 10 assists for his first double-double of the season. Teague hit a free throw with 12.4 seconds to play, giving the Wolves a three-point lead.Minnesota overcame an 11-point deficit to enter halftime with the game tied at 59. A three-point play by Towns put the Wolves up two with just under a minute to play in the half.There were 31 lead changes in all, and the game was tied 15 times.Anthony couldn’t miss from the floor in the second quarter, scoring the Thunder’s first nine points of the period on several long jumpers.The Timberwolves used an 8-0 run in the third to go ahead 83-78. Towns and Taj Gibson each had four points during that stretch, which was capped by Gibson’s dunk in transition.The win helped Minnesota move past a pair of blowout losses to Indiana and Detroit.“We got humbled the last few games,” Gibson said. “You just saw a completely different team today.”TIP-INSThunder: Steven Adams scored the Thunder’s first eight points after halftime, including a pair of free throws and an alley-oop dunk. . Oklahoma City entered with the worst free throw percentage in the NBA (67.5 percent), but was 22 of 25 from the line against Minnesota. Butler scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and helped the Timberwolves hold on for a 119-116 win over the Thunder. His veteran leadership was felt on both ends of the floor for Minnesota, which improved to 3-2.“He makes a big difference,” Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Just having his presence — he’s a great leader, does the right things on the floor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKarl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 19 rebounds to lead Minnesota. Towns also had arguably his best defensive game of the young season, posting a season-high four blocks.While Towns and other Timberwolves fed off Butler’s energy, Butler did what he could at both ends to keep the Thunder at bay in the final minutes. He scored nine points in the final 4:09 to help the Wolves close it out. He also played a team-high 38 minutes in his return from illness. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I just wanted to win, man,” Butler said. “These guys out there with me, they just played so incredibly hard. When we’re playing like that, we look really good, we feel really good, and we end up winning games.”Russell Westbrook led the way for Oklahoma City with 27 points. He had nine assists and eight rebounds, falling just shy of a triple-double. Carmelo Anthony added 23 points for the Thunder.It was the second time in a week the Timberwolves edged the Thunder in a close game. Minnesota won Sunday in Oklahoma City on a buzzer-beater by Andrew Wiggins.READ: Wiggins banks in buzzer-beater, Wolves stun ThunderThis time, Anthony’s 3-point attempt to tie it at the end of regulation was no good.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Darvish left spinning as Dodgers fall into World Series deficit read more
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The energetic Harrell, who along with Williams has given the Clippers a prolific duo off the bench, went down hard and remained on the floor for several minutes in the second quarter, appearing to hold an ankle.Almost the entire team left the bench to check on him. He finally rose, walked off on his own power and ultimately remained in the game, apparently uninjured.“Either that or he’s Lazarus,” Rivers said. “He healed awful quick.“I was scared. Whenever you see a guy this late in the season go down, you’re like, ‘Oh, boy. Here we go.’ But when I walked down there and saw him, I knew he was fine.”ROOKIE RISEShai-Gilgeous has picked a nice time to elevate his game. The rookie appears more comfortable and is playing with a confident rhythm.“I feel like I’m playing my best basketball at the moment,” he said. “Just try to keep it rolling.”Said Rivers: “He’s just playing now. He’s not thinking a lot. Overall he’s making pretty good reads. He’s aggressive when he needs to be aggressive, but he’s making passes when he needs to pass as well. I just like where he’s at.”TIP-INSCavaliers: With Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson both back from injury, Drew said before the game he’s mixing playing time with his frontcourt. “This has been a problem I haven’t had all year long, as far as having all of our bigs. And now having to juggle the minutes between all of our bigs. I can’t play them all every night,” Drew said. Moments later, Love was scratched with a sore left shoulder. … G Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) is not with the team on its current trip. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sixers keep Joel Embiid home from 3-game trip to rest left knee “We got the job done,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought a lot of guys played well. When you shoot 62 percent, offensively you don’t have a lot to say.”Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points in 24 minutes off the bench for Cleveland, while rookie Collin Sexton added 21 points and Cedi Osman had 19. Sexton scored at least 20 points for the 11th time in his past 12 games.The Cavaliers went just 3 of 23 from the 3-point line.“(Clarkson) played pretty well,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said. “He came off the bench and gave us a spurt, particularly in the second half. He made some nice drives to the basket and some timely baskets.”CLIPPER SCAREADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, celebrates with guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander after making a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Los Angeles, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LOS ANGELES– The surging Los Angeles Clippers don’t need a motto, but after their latest win, they did seem to have a preferred slogan:Don’t slow our roll.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Clippers: Rivers said the team can’t be concerned with what playoff seeding it ends up with in the tight Western Conference. “You can’t control that. I’ve been around long enough to know, just play. The basketball gods will tell you where you’re playing. Here’s the thing you know — the West is hard. It doesn’t matter who you play, it’s going to be a hard matchup. So why worry about it?” Rivers said. … C Angel Delgado was named NBA G League Rookie of the Year.UP NEXTCavaliers: At Phoenix Monday in the second of their five-game trip.Clippers: Host the Grizzlies on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ View comments Saturday’s 132-108 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers was the seventh in eight games and 12th in 14 for the playoff-bound Clippers. They moved within one-half game of San Antonio for the fifth seed in the Western Conference with five games remaining in their regular season.“We’re playing at a real high level right now,” Clippers guard Patrick Beverley said. “We’re moving the ball and it’s fun. We’re defending — so we really don’t care who we play.”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, logisticsSaturday’s win was typical for the Clippers, a team without a superstar that’s getting production from everywhere.Montrezl Harrell scored a team-high 23 points off the bench and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 22 points and eight assists. JaMychal Green, starting in place of the rested Danilo Gallinari, and Lou Williams added 18 each. The Clippers shot 62.4 percent overall and connected on 15 of 33 3-point attempts. read more
LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 19: Willie Cauley-Stein #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on against the Hampton Pirates during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Kentucky’s dream of an undefeated season ended Saturday night, as the Wisconsin Badgers exacted revenge for last year’s Final Four loss to the Wildcats with a 71-64 victory in Indianapolis. After the contest, Wisconsin celebrated wildly, while a few UK players decided to head straight to the locker room. Willie Cauley-Stein, specifically, is being criticized for not staying to shake hands with the Badgers after the loss.Here’s full video of the end of the game, via TBS.Here’s a Vine of one of the Team Stream broadcasts on TNT.Cauley-Stein and his teammates are getting killed on social media. Former Michigan State star Morris Peterson wasn’t impressed – nor was current UCLA guard Bryce Alford.Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein walks off the court as Wisconsin celebrates. The Badgers won 71-64. #bbn pic.twitter.com/3Tl6YgVjO9— Matt Stone (@mattstonephotog) April 5, 2015Can’t shake hands after your only loss??? pic.twitter.com/OmXINiO3De— Daniel Nietz (@dnietz) April 5, 2015Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein too big to shake hands… pic.twitter.com/QIfFVoH84t— Dave Marren (@DaveMarren) April 5, 2015Can’t stop to shake hands? pic.twitter.com/sEXtuWihkt— Frederick Rezler (@fredrez) April 5, 2015Congrats on an unreal season by UK but respect the game and shake hands. Come on— Bryce Alford (@balford20) April 5, 2015I’m rooting all the way for the Badgers to win the Championship. Sorry, but the UK players didn’t even shake hands with them after the game.— Brittany (@b_summerfield) April 5, 2015Congrats to Wisconsin on beating a great team tonight. Don’t like how guys on Kentucky didn’t shake hands. No place in the game for that— Morris Peterson (@mopete24) April 5, 2015I’m more disappointed that we lost, but I’m also disappointed that we didn’t shake hands to a good Wisconsin team. We’re better than that.— Colton Bentley (@ch_bentley106) April 5, 2015Really Kentucky? You don’t even have the respect to stay on the court and shake the opposing teams’ (Badgers) hands? Unbelievable.— Helena Brockman (@HelenaBrockman) April 5, 2015Two Kentucky players didn’t shake any Wisconsin players hands and just walked off the court. Poor poor sore losers.— Nicole Krasean (@NicoleKrasean) April 5, 2015It’s important to note that it wasn’t all of Kentucky’s players – most were gracious after defeat. But you can still expect this to get plenty of play over the next day or two. read more
Ohio State football continued its scheduling flurry, locking up its fourth home-and-home series in less than a month by securing contests against Boston College for 2020 and 2021 on Wednesday. The Buckeyes will host the Eagles at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 19, 2020, before traveling to Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Sept. 18, 2021. OSU athletic director Gene Smith called BC “a fine program from an outstanding conference.” “This gives Ohio State fans a chance to watch their Buckeyes in back-to-back games against Pacific 12 and (Atlantic Coast Conference) schools,” Smith said in a released statement. BC athletic director Brad Bates said the matchups against OSU serve as a way for the Eagles to gauge themselves against one of the nation’s best teams. “This will be a great opportunity for our team to measure itself against one of the premier programs in college football,” Bates said in a released statement. The Buckeyes are 3-0 against BC and haven’t played the school since a 38-6 win at the Kickoff Classic at the Meadowlands in New Jersey in 1995. Over the course of those three games, OSU outscored BC, 103-45. The Buckeyes will also face Oregon in 2020 and 2021, after locking in a home-and-home series with the Ducks on Oct. 23. On Oct. 10, OSU announced a rematch against Texas for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The flurry of schedule additions began on Oct. 2, when the Buckeyes agreed to a home-and-home series with Texas Christian University for 2018 and 2019. OSU is a combined 16-3-1 against BC, Oregon, Texas and TCU. The Buckeyes continue play in the 2012 season Saturday against Illinois at 3:30 p.m. in Ohio Stadium. read more
Location: Iowa City, Iowa2017 Record: 8-5 (4-5)Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz2018 Record: 3-1 (0-1 Big Ten)All-time record vs. OSU: 15-46-3What has happened thus far in 2017:Death, taxes and Kirk Ferentz on the Iowa Hawkeyes sideline. Any Big Ten football fan will recognize this team as Ferentz-led: average on offense, currently No. 95 in the nation with 25.3 points per game, tough on defense, currently No. 6 in the nation with 13.0 points per game, and can’t beat Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes rolled to a 3-0 start against subpar competition, beating Northern Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Illinois, but for the sixth time in the past seven meetings in their own stadium, they lost to Wisconsin. While the game against the Badgers was competitive, special teams blunders and a late Jonathan Taylor touchdown handed Wisconsin a victory that might have sealed the fate of the Big Ten West.Impact Player:If this Iowa team is going to do big things — and a loss to Wisconsin may render that impossible — it will need its passing offense to come up big, and senior wide receiver Nick Easley could be the difference. Easley was referred to as a “godsend” by offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz when he walked on last spring after an All-American junior college season. Easley went on to lead the team in receiving with 530 yards and will need to improve upon that this year for an offense that lost its 1,000 yard rusher from a year ago.Strengths:Experience at the quarterback position will help the Hawkeyes during tough times this year. Stanley enters his second year as a starter after registering an impressive debut season last year, posting five-touchdown games against Ohio State and Iowa State, the first Iowa quarterback with two five-touchdown games since Chuck Long. Stanley looked impressive in the loss to Wisconsin and will continue to be a pillar to lean on for this team. On the other side of the ball, the defensive line will hold down the fort with seven of the top eight returning for the unit. The line will look to dominate up front to keep teams from getting after the young back seven.Weaknesses:Speaking of that back seven, Iowa lost two of the Big Ten’s best on defense with the departures of Butkus-finalist Josey Jewell and Thorpe-winner Desmond King. This leaves the everything behind the stout line looking young and vulnerable, and Chad Greenway isn’t walking through that door to help them. On the offense, a similar problem arises at running back. Sophomore Torren Young is trying to replace a back-to-back 1,000-yard rusher in Akrum Wadley, and while he has averaged 5.5 yards per carry thus far, his two touchdowns reflect the red zone scoring issues the Hawkeyes have faced and Young will still have to prove durable enough to produce for 12 games. read more
Manchester United has denied recent reports that Paul Pogba has requested a move to BarcelonaThe Daily Mail’s Chris Wheeler opened up on a blockbuster bunch of rumors, suggesting that Pogba has already agreed to a $453,000 weekly wage with the Blaugranas.He also said that the World Cup winner has informed his teammates and club chairman Ed Woodward that he wants the move away from Old TraffordThe report also says agent Mino Raiola has orchestrated a five-year deal but is refusing comment on behalf of his player and United.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…This is the one window in which United would be hamstrung by such a late-moving deal, as Pogba would not have to be sold before Thursday’s Premier League transfer deadline.Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has warned his former side not to sell the French midfielder amid the link to Barca.Pogba netted six goals with ten assists in 27 Premier League appearances. However, he couldn’t prevent United from being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League. read more
The team didn’t make it past the Group Stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, but to the former squad’s boss Stephen Constantine, the team has earned respect.India national team ended up on fourth place of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group A.The team won 4-1 against Thailand in the first match, then was defeated 2-0 by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 1-0 by Bahrain.“We were unlucky, to concede a penalty in the 91st minute is heartbreaking,” former India’s boss Stephen Constantine told The Indian Express.AIFF wants to change the face of Indian football Manuel R. Medina – August 7, 2019 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is working closely with FIFA in order to fix the state of football in the country that has two first division football leagues.“But it shows everybody in India that we are capable, we have the belief which we never had, we have respect which we never had and we have the determination.”“It’s there for everybody to see. I wish nothing but the best for players, for the Indian federation and for the fans who support us.”“They passed the expectations. It’s not a question of they didn’t live up to the expectations, they passed all expectations,” he added.“I don’t think anybody believed me when I said that we would qualify in 2015, I don’t think anybody believed that we could qualify from the group. They believe now.” read more
Troopers shortly after noon Monday received a call that a sedan was found overturned along the highway near Upper Trail Lake at Mile 33.8. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享UPDATE 12:00 p.m.:The driver involved in the fatal motor vehicle accident has been identified as Gary A. Barnett, age 47, of Anchorage. The NOK has been notified. Investigation is ongoing. ORIGINAL STORY:A man died Monday in a crash on the Seward Highway. Alaska State Troopers say the man’s name will be released after next of kin has been notified. Emergency medical responders declared the man inside dead. Troopers are investigating the circumstances. This is a developing story.
Enlarge ImageThin headlights will stay in vogue from now until the end of the world, most likely. Faraday Future Faraday Future’s first vehicle might still be stuck in some sort of limbo between development and production, but that’s not stopping the company from looking to the future with a second vehicle, albeit a jointly developed one.Faraday Future this week teased the V9 concept, a multipurpose vehicle based on the same platform as the FF 91. However, while the FF 91 is a creation all Faraday’s own, the V9 is actually a partnership production. It’s being built jointly with The9 Limited, an online game operator in China, but Faraday is in charge of its design. The V9 appears to be exclusively for the Chinese market.Being in the conceptual stage still, there aren’t many details to go on. Jia Yueting, Faraday Future’s founder and CEO, said on Twitter that the V9 is “a new mobility luxury intelligent space that blends design, AI and seamless cabin connectivity.” That all doesn’t mean very much without some concrete examples to back it up, so we’ll have to wait until Faraday or The9 cough up additional details.The joint venture was initially announced in March, with The9 contributing up to $600 million in funding, while Faraday will give the JV the use rights to a tract of Chinese land earmarked for an EV manufacturing facility. The two companies hope that, eventually, they’ll be able to crank out approximately 300,000 of these MPVs per year. The first preproduction V9 is expected to roll off the production line in 2020.Meanwhile, the world still awaits the arrival of the FF 91, which Faraday Future introduced at a press conference at CES 2017. Thus far, the company has only completed a preproduction prototype, which it announced last August, but the company insists it’ll be ready for series production by the end of 2019. Faraday has had its fair share of public struggles, whether it was nixing plans to build a factory in Nevada in favor of California or the fact that a legal battle with an investor caused the company to furlough a number of its staff. 2020 Chevy Silverado Diesel first drive: A smooth and torquey operator 43 Photos More From Roadshow Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice Faraday Future FF 91 gets a high-speed shakedown 2020 Kia Soul EV first drive: More style, more range, more fun 0 Tags Future Cars Electric Cars read more
A motorcyclist was killed and two of his co-riders injured in a road accident in Jessore’s Monirampur on Friday afternoon, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Md Riyad Hossain, 30, of Chanchra Checkpost area in Sadar upazila.Witnesses said the bike crashed into a tree by Monirampur-Rajganj road around 2:30pm as Riyad lost his control over the bike while going to a relative’s house along with his two friends.The accident left Riyad dead on the spot and his two friends injured. Locals rescued the injured and took them to Jessore General Hospital.
Share By iStock.comTexas schools issued more than 64,000 in-school suspensions to students in second grade or younger during the 2015-16 school year, and a disproportionate number of those students were black, male, in foster care or in special education, according to a report released Monday by a children’s advocacy group.The report by Texans Care for Children also said that more than 36,000 students received out-of-school suspensions during that time. The following year, lawmakers passed a bill that banned out-of-school suspensions for students up to the second grade. In-school suspensions are still allowed under the new law, and advocates said Monday that more needs to be done to address the issue. “Schools are suspending little kids as young as four years old, many of whom are in a classroom for the first time in their lives,” Texans Care for Children CEO Stephanie Rubin said in a statement. “Suspending our youngest students interrupts their education, communicates to them that they don’t belong, and misses a critical opportunity to actually address why they might be acting out.”The report said black students from pre-K to second grade were five times more likely than their white counterparts to receive an out-of-school suspension, and twice as likely to receive in-school suspension.Special education students also received disproportionate numbers of suspensions, being twice as likely as the overall population to receive either out-of-school or in-school suspensions.Smaller districts tended to be the most frequent suspenders. Jasper ISD in East Texas had just 122 students in pre-K, but issued 71 in-school suspensions to 23 students in the 2015-2016 school year.Jasper ISD officials could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.The report proposed several recommendations to education and policy leaders, like using classroom strategies and models to assist both teachers and students with emotional or behavioral support. School districts like Houston ISD have used such practices, in addition to already banning suspensions of pre-K through second grade students in 2016, the report said.“The Legislature took a huge step forward last year, but there’s more work to do for school boards, superintendents, and state leaders,” Rubin said in a statement.The report was released the same day that lawmakers on the Senate Education Committee discussed school discipline and ways to minimize the damage of suspensions at a hearing in the Capitol. Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, suggested providing in-school suspended students with a live video feed of what’s happening in their classrooms so those students don’t fall behind because of their suspensions. A representative from the liberal group Texas Appleseed said many students facing in-school suspension are put with proctors or teachers who may not teach that student’s grade. The subject of school discipline was included the Education Committee’s interim charges, meaning members have been asked to study the issue and recommend possible changes that can be considered when the full Legislature meets again in 2019.Disclosure: Texas Appleseed has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/26/texas-youngest-public-school-students-still-risk-suspensions-report-sa/.Texas Tribune mission statementThe Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. read more