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first_img7th Race: THE BOL PUBLICATION CUP DIV ? I (abt 1200m) 7th Race: THE BOL PUBLICATION CUP DIV ? I (abt 1200m) Nobu(Mr.C.K.Pasari & Miss D.Pasari rep. United Investments, Mr.Rajiv Pasari and Mr.Pradeep Bajoria) 59.5 David Allan first, Mercedes 60 S. John second, Polyana 61 C S Jodha third and Tibidabo 61.5 A. Imran Khan fourth All Ran Won by 1-1/2, 2-1/4, and 2-1/2 Time: 1m 13.710 secs Tote: Rs 16/-for win, Rs 10/- , Rs 13/- and Rs 60/- for places Fc: Rs 32/- Shp: Rs 25/- Thp : 111/- Tanala: Rs 375/- Favourtie: Nobu Winner Trained by: J E Mckeown. — (more) PTI Corr LNS LNS AHlast_img

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World Cup 2018: Controversy rages on around women issues in Russia

first_imgRussia’s promise of a safe, happy and clean World Cup is beginning to look shallow a week after FIFA’s showpiece event kicked off in Moscow with the hosts decimating Saudi Arabia.A female reporter was last week subjected to sexual harassment and groping during a live broadcast at the World Cup. While she was reporting, a man appeared, held her and kissed her on the cheek.Without flinching, the reporter Julieth Gonzalez Theran continued with her report and completed the broadcast for Deutsche Welle’s Spanish news channel before coming out with her story later.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEGonzalen Theran took to Instagram to share a video of that broadcast in which the incident happen. In the video, while Theran is speaking, a man runs up to her and kisses her on her cheek while appearing to touch her breasts. He then immediately ran away.As if that was not bad enough, Maryam Qashqaei Shojaei, an Iranian women’s activist, said she was stopped by security officials in Kazan from entering with a banner protesting Iran’s ban on women attending stadium matches. Julieth Gonzalez Theran was groped while she was reporting outside the stadium (Julieth Gonzalez Theran Instagram Photo)FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”When I was trying to get in with my banner security told me I can’t take it in,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Kazan.”I showed them my approval. They searched me and held me two hours and took the banner.”Iranian women watch football in Tehran stadium for first time since 1979advertisementReuters reported Anton Lisin, a spokesman for Russia’s World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC), as saying that he was aware of an incident involving Shojaei but he could offer no other details.It is still not clear why the officials stopped Shojaei from entering the stadium with her banner.During Iran’s World Cup opener against Morocco on June 16, supporters held up banners which read: ‘Support Iranian Women Attend Stadiums.’In Russia, a plea to support Iranian women to enter stadiumsHours after the incident, FIFA issued a statement to confirm the banner had its approval since there was no political ideology behind the placards.In contrary to Tehran’s “Happy” night, Iranian activists in Kazan had hard time with security forces in Kazan because of the banner they had premission from FIFA for it and showed it during Iran’s first match.This is FIFA’s answer: pic.twitter.com/VxMjtuGhdzOpenStadiums (@openStadiums) June 21, 2018The week-old tournament has dominated headlines for some wonderful football as well as some unsavoury incidents off the field.In Russian president Vladimir Putin’s eyes, hosting the World Cup sends a message of defiance to the world and his own people which fits his favored storyline: Russia is succeeding despite Western efforts to hold it back.Iran captain says World Cup not the right place to discuss women issues”For Putin, hosting the World Cup speaks to the failure of sanctions and the failure of Western efforts to isolate him,” said Professor Sergei Medvedev, of Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, referring to Western sanctions first imposed on Russia after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.”Despite all that, (his mindset is) we still have Crimea, we are pursuing our agenda, and yet look everyone has come to the World Cup”, Medvedev said.However, instances like the groping incident and blocking women’s rights activists from entering stadiums will not send a great signal to the rest of the world.Ironically, even as the woman activist was being held up by security officials in Russia, thousands of women gathered at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium to watch a televised World Cup match between Iran and Spain.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

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LSU Offers Football Scholarship To 8th Grader Dylan Moses

There’s being ahead of the competition and then there’s what Les Myles did this week. The LSU coach who is known for his bold – and questionable – decisions during a football game and his staff offered Dylan Moses a scholarship for when he is ready to attend college. And that would be in 2017.You see, Moses is 14 and headed to the eighth grade. That is not a typo.Following a warped lead established by Washington, which had an eighth-grader commit to its school, the LSU coaching staff watched with amazement as the youth ran a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash at a Tigers’ football camp. Throw in that he is maturely built at 6-feet, 2o5 pounds, and the coaches were salivating.The offer, though, even stunned the kid.“I was kind of shocked when I first heard it — it was a dream come true,” Moses said. “I’ve always wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid, and now it’s coming true in front of my eyes.”“The coaches told me they were offering — and they were serious. I thought they were playing,” Edward Moses said. “Really, I thought that they were joking around until I saw the serious look on their faces. So I rolled with it. Let’s see where it’s going to end up.”Much has been made of the offer since word got out the Tigers were interested in a soon-to-be eighth grader. Indeed, even if he accepted the offer,  Moses couldn’t officially sign with LSU for another five years.His workout numbers certainly don’t reflect that youth. In addition to the blistering 40 time, the middle-schooler posted a broad jump of 9 feet, 3 inches and a 34-inch vertical leap. Impressive as they were, the latter two weren’t so surprising to his father.“I already knew that he could jump the 34-inch vertical, and we were actually working toward 9 feet in the broad jump. I didn’t think it was going to come then, but I felt it coming,” Edward Moses said. “The 40 — that blew me away. I wasn’t expecting a 4.46 40-yard dash.”And he was not expecting his son to draw an offer this soon. “The coaches told me they were offering — and they were serious. I thought they were playing,” Edward Moses said. “Really, I thought that they were joking around until I saw the serious look on their faces. So I rolled with it. Let’s see where it’s going to end up.” read more

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Why Tennessee — The Men — Could Easily Get A No 1

North Carolina108 Michigan St.610 TeamBPI RankChance at No. 1 seed Virginia2>99% Feb. 10AlabamaAway65% One last No. 1 seed up for grabsMen’s college basketball teams with the best chances of getting a No. 1 seed according to ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index Feb. 17GeorgiaAway77 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Feb. 24U. of MississippiAway79 March 3GeorgiaHome91 Feb. 21FloridaHome81 Villanova1>99 Purdue394 Feb. 13South CarolinaHome92 The road gets easier for the VolunteersThe chances of Tennessee’s men’s basketball team winning each of their remaining regular-season games Feb. 27Mississippi StateAway71 Duke56 Kansas716 DateOpponentLocationChance of Winning One key to BPI’s projection is that it considers not only what Tennessee has done so far but also what it thinks every team will do over the remainder of the regular season and conference tournament. So what makes the Volunteers’ chances so strong? A combination of accomplishment, a front-loaded schedule and tough roads for competitors.Let’s start with what Tennessee has done so far this year. The Vols rank seventh in Strength of Record — strong, especially for a team with five losses, but not enough to justify making them a No. 1 seed if the season ended today. One reason Tennessee ranks so high in this measure is that those losses are made more palatable by the circumstances (opponent and game location) they came in. The Volunteers lost to the best team in Division I, Villanova, on a neutral court before falling to two top-20 BPI teams in North Carolina and Auburn at home. They have two losses against lesser opponents, Missouri and Arkansas, but both came on the road. And while neither the Tigers or Razorbacks are ranked, both are currently forecast to make the tournament and rank in the Top 50 in BPI, so these losses aren’t complete clunkers (like, say, this one).Even if the members of the selection committee ignored Strength of Record (though it will now be right in front of them when they perform the selection), they would only see “quality” losses. In its current team sheets, the committee divides games up into quadrants of difficulty according to RPI rank and whether the game was played at home, on the road or on a neutral court. Of the four levels of difficulty, all five of Tennessee’s losses appear in the toughest quadrant at the moment. In addition, the Volunteers have recorded impressive wins against Purdue earlier this season and at Kentucky on Tuesday.If facing all of those teams already this season sounds difficult, that’s because it is. The Volunteers have faced the fourth-toughest schedule thus far per BPI, but it’s about to get easier, because they have just the 64th-most-difficult regular-season schedule remaining. That’s right in the sweet spot: There’s a 56 percent chance they only take one or zero losses during that stretch, according to BPI, but the games are still challenging enough that they’ll get some credit for the wins. From there, they’ll likely need to win the SEC tournament to land a No. 1 seed, but they are the favorite (36 percent) to do that according to BPI. If the Vols can lose no more than once the rest of the way and win their conference tournament, their projection for getting a No. 1 seed will rise to a 85 percent. With roughly a month left in the college basketball season, three teams already have a tight grip on one of the four No. 1 seeds in this year’s men’s NCAA tournament: Villanova, Virginia and Purdue. But the last top spot is very much up for grabs. And one team that is a legitimate contender to snag it may be a surprise to college hoops fans: Tennessee.Tennessee, on paper, may seem like a long shot for a coveted top seed: The Vols have five losses and are only ranked 15th in the latest AP poll. What’s more, Tennessee has never been a top seed in the NCAA tournament, has never made it to the Final Four, and was predicted to finish 13th in its conference in a preseason SEC media poll.But according to ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index, which estimates team strength and is designed to predict future performance, the Volunteers have a 37 percent chance of earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. That gives them the best shot of any of the remaining teams outside the top three. Part of the reason Tennessee could earn a top seed even without meeting the above criteria is that its competitors have a tough road ahead.Xavier, for example, currently has the third-best Strength of Record in Division I, but BPI projects it to lose twice more this regular season — the team is an underdog at Creighton Saturday and at Villanova the following Saturday — and is a long shot to win the Big East tournament (17 percent), which all combines to suppress the Musketeers’ chances.Kansas is a similar story. Though it’s the best team in the Big 12, the conference is so stacked that the Jayhawks only have a 36 percent chance to win their conference tournament. Michigan State is only projected to lose about one more game during the regular season, but it isn’t as good as Purdue, according to BPI, so the Spartans will likely take another loss in their conference tournament. Duke was a serious contender until Thursday night, when the Blue Devils dropped a close game to their rival Tar Heels, reducing Duke’s chances of earning a No. 1 seed from 29 percent to 6 percent.In other words, the best thing that Tennessee has going for it is that it’s in a slightly weaker conference than most of the other majors and happens to be the best team in that conference, per BPI. Granted, if one of those other teams outperforms its projection, then Tennessee will probably be left off the top seed line. But right now, the Vols have a shot.Paul Sabin contributed to this story. Xavier1421 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Tennessee1237 read more

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March Without Borders rally supports migrant caravan seeking asylum in US

first_imgMarch Without Borders rally supports migrant caravan seeking asylum in U.S. April 29, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez Posted: April 29, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Elizabeth Alvarez, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe March Without Borders arrived at Border Field State Park Sunday morning to partake in a binational event with the Refugee Caravan whose members were on the Tijuana side of the border directly across the fence.After this event, the refugees group plans to head to the San Ysidro port of entry to seek asylum.The migrants tried Friday and Saturday to climb over the border fence on either side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Customs and Border Protection Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott said. Young children — and in one case, a pregnant woman — were detected among people trying to enter the U.S. through “a dark, treacherous canyon that is notorious for human and drug smuggling,”he said.No estimate was given for how many people from the caravan attempted to cross the border illegally in the last 24 hours.Another 345 individuals from the caravan have arrived in Tijuana. Of those, the Los Angeles Times reported that “no more than 200 of the group will go to the Tijuana-San Diego crossing and request U.S. protection.”Caravan organizers with Pueblo Sin Fronteras told the Times that the migrants are asylum-seekers fleeing from dangers in their home countries. The group plans to approach the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Sunday.The caravan has been making national headlines for the past month after catching the attention of President Donald Trump. It first began with about 1,000 people March 25 in the Mexican city of Tapachula, near the Guatemala border, drawing comments from Trump as evidence of what he and his aides portrayed as a significant threat, the Post reported.“If anyone has encouraged you to illegally enter the United States, or make any false statements to U.S. government officials, they are giving you bad advice and they are placing you and your family at risk,” he said.  “We are a very welcoming country but just like your own house, we expect everyone to enter through our front door and answer questions honestly. On a nationallevel that front door is the Ports of Entry. If you enter the United States at any place other than a Port of Entry it is a crime,” Scott said.“During the last month, we have endured a long and hard journey across Mexico, fighting for a safe and dignified life. The unity that we have built through this caravan has been the only way to find peace, which we did not have before. Now that our journey is ending, we demand that our rights as refugees, migrants and human beings be respected,” a statement by the refugee caravan said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 1:59 PMlast_img read more

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