UP govt asks anti-Romeo squads not to use inhumane measures

first_img The Chief Minister has also directed administrative and police officials in districts to regularly review the steps being taken for women security and inform senior officials on a regular basis, the official said.Stressing that his government was firm on upholding the security and dignity of women, he said a state-wide drive has been launched to free public places of anti-social elements and check incidents of eve-teasing, indecent behaviour and passing of lewd comments at women and girls.The UP Home department has issued fresh directives to identify those involved in misconduct at schools, colleges, bus stations, railway stations, malls and markets.The government is also firm on checking unnecessary harassment of girls and boys merely in the name of curbing eve-teasing in public places like coffee shops, markets and parks.The government has also made it clear that vigilantism of any sort in this regard will not be tolerated.‘No unnecessary harassment’With TV channels reporting that couples were being harassed and humiliated by anti-Romeo squads at some places, Adityanath asked officials to ensure there was no “unnecessary harassment“.The Chief Minister asked the Principal Secretary (Home) to chalk out clear guidelines for anti-Romeo squads and ensure there is no unnecessary harassment of boys and girls moving around or sitting at any place, an official release said.Anti-Romeo squads, a poll promise of the BJP that secured a remarkable victory in the Uttar Pradesh election, drew criticism from certain quarters with visuals of policemen targeting young boys and girls going viral on TV and on social media.“The idea is to question, check group of boys or boys alone near colleges and other places and create fear among potential harassers in public places,” said a police officer.However, it was being dubbed as an attempt at moral policing and widely criticised in some quarters as the modus operandi was being compared with the infamous ‘Operation Majnu’ in 2005, in which boys at crossings and markets were pulled up, and couples in gardens were thrashed by police.The officer sought to clarify that the only job (of the anti-Romeo squads) was to ensure safety of women and that eve-teasing does not take place.“For this we will also take preventive steps like not permitting miscreants to loiter in public areas frequented by women. I will not say it is moral policing,” he said.The Chief Minister, who holds the portfolio of Home department, has also asked for effective steps in cases of acid attacks.Mr. Adityanath has termed law and order as the top priority of his government and has asked for daily reports from all DMs and SPs on law and order. Acting on the Allahabad High Court’s order asking anti-Romeo squads to follow guidelines, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday directed the police to ensure that no inhumane measure was adopted in the name of ensuring security to women.There should be no shaving of heads, blackening of faces or “murga pose” (sit-ups while holding ears), a senior official said here.The guidelines have been issued after the intervention of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath amidst reports of harassment by anti-Romeo squads.These special squads of UP Police were formed after the Yogi Aditynath government assumed office this month, fulfilling one of the poll promises of the BJP.The Allahabad High Court had yesterday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that guidelines were followed by anti-Romeo squads and action was taken as per the law.The court’s Lucknow bench of justices Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and Sanjay Harkauli had given the order on a PIL that alleged that police were not following the guidelines during the drive, aimed at checking eveteasing, and was harassing couples.Also Read After U.P., Bihar BJP demands anti-Romeo squads last_img read more

Samjhauta Express blast case: Hearing postponed to March 18

first_imgThe hearing on the Samjhauta Express blast case of 2007 in the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here was on Thursday has been postponed for March 18.Advocate Mukesh Garg, one of the counsel for the accused Swami Aseemanand, told reporters “Hearing was scheduled for today, however, the district bar association of Panchkula had suspended work on some local issue. In wake of this, the court adjourned the matter and the fixed the next date of hearing on March 18.”The trial in the case has concluded and the court was expected to deliver a verdict on March 11. However, Rahila Wakeel, a Pakistani national and daughter of one of the victims of the blast had on March 11, filed a petition through advocate Momin Malik, to get her statement recorded as witness in the 12-year-old case.Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member Aseemanand is the prime accused in the case. The blasts on the Samjhauta Express, near Panipat, on February 18, 2007, and the subsequent fire in the coaches killed 68 passengers and injured a dozen. Those killed included Indian civilians and government officials, and a large number of Pakistani nationals.The initial investigation was carried out by the Railway Police and the Haryana Police. Later, the Union Home Ministry handed over the probe to the NIA in July 2010.last_img read more

Sunny Deol names ‘representative’ for Gurdaspur

first_imgSunny Deol, BJP Parliamentarian from Punjab’s Gurdaspur, has stoked a controversy by appointing a “representative” to attend meetings and follow up important matters on his behalf. Opposition parties have termed the move an insult to voters. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party criticised Mr. Deol’s decision on Tuesday, accusing him of making a “mockery of democracy.”Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar said in a democracy the voter is always right. “It’s their choice. One has to accept it. Even his voters knew they had it coming. Actually, they perhaps never expected anything more than a selfie with him,” said Mr. Jakhar. “What more can be expected of him? He himself admitted during canvassing that he didn’t know anything about politics. His voters probably never expected him to shift his base to Gurdaspur. You reap what you sow,” he told, The Hindu.AAP’s Harpal Singh Cheema, leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, said it was absurd for a “public representative” to appoint a “representative.”“It’s an insult to democracy. Mr. Deol’s decision goes to show his lack of seriousness towards the people of his constituency. He is trying to delegate his powers, but he needs to understand this is not the way things work in a democracy. Why did he contest election if he cannot serve his constituency?” wondered Mr. Cheema. “People have elected Sunny Deol and not someone he would like to appoint,” he said.Mr. Deol had recently issued a statement on his official letter-head, appointing his close aide Gurpreet Singh Palheri as his representative. “I hereby appoint Gurpreet Singh Palheri, son of Supinder Singh, resident of village Palheri, district Mohali, Punjab, as my representative to attend meetings and follow important matters pertaining to my Parliamentary constituency, Gurdaspur (Punjab), with concerned authorities,” read the letter dated June 26.‘A non-issue’The actor-turned-politician, meanwhile, said it was unfortunate that a controversy being created out of a non-issue. “I have appointed a personal assistant to represent my office in Gurdaspur. This appointment has been made to ensure smooth flow of work whenever I am out of Gurdaspur to attend Parliament or travelling on work. The intention is merely to ensure that no work is disrupted or delayed due to any reason whatsoever and to keep myself updated on a daily basis,” he tweeted from his official Twitter handle.He added that as an MP he was genuinely committed to the cause of Gurdaspur.last_img read more

10 hottest women athletes who will spice up London Olympics 2012

first_imgThe London Olympics would be graced by the best athletes of the era. Some of them would be turning heads not only with their awesome sporting displays, but also with their stunning looks.Headlines Today takes a look at the 10 hottest women athletes who are all set to leave a lasting impression at London 2012.Stephanie RiceAustralian swimming sensation Stephanie Rice has made the headlines as much for her skills in the swimming pool as for her drop dead gorgeous looks. The 2008 triple gold medallist would once again hope to set the pool on fire at the London Games.Leryn FrancoThis Paraguayan javelin thrower is also a model and the 29-year-old Leryn Franco is good at both. She is a former Miss Paraguay runner up.Yelena IsinbayevaThe Russian pole-vaulter is already a legend. Gold medallist in 2004 and 2008 Olympics, she would be looking for a hat-trick at London 2012. And, her stunning good looks make her one of the hottest athletes in the business.Melanie AdamsIn fact, the discipline draws some of the hottest sportswomen. Another hot pole-vaulter is Australian Melanie Adams, who is bound to set the mercury soaring even in the cold conditions of London.Maria SharapovaRussia has certainly something to do about its stunning sportswomen. Its tennis sensation Maria Sharapova has made heads turn not only with her racquet skills, but also with her supermodel looks for many years now.Ana IvanovicGiving Sharapova competition both on and off the court is Serbian tennis queen Ana Ivanovic. The glamour girl has made a million hearts flutter on and off the court. Expect more of the same at the Olympics.advertisementVictoria PendletonBritish cyclist Victoria Pendleton is yet another athlete who can make many go weak in the knees. However, Pendleton is never far from controversies and claimed that the saddest day of her life was when she won gold at Beijing as details of her romance with her coach came out in the open leading to her team-mates giving her the cold shoulder.Hope SoloThe American goalkeeper, Hope Solo, is one of the most capped international footballers. A winner of the Golden Glove Award at the last Women’s World Cup, she is sure to light up London with her stunning presence.Francesca PiccininiItalian volleyball player Francesca Piccinini could have an alternate career as a supermodel if she decided so. Piccinini created quite a storm when she appeared nude in a men’s magazine recently.Aly RaismanTeenager Aly Raisman is one of the most beautiful athletes in the world. Part of the USA gymnastic team, Raisman is set to catch the public imagination in her first Olympic appearance.last_img read more

NIS expels woman spiker for extended medical leave

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh (with pix) New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) National level volleyball player Renu Choudhary, who is pursing a coaching course at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala, has been expelled days before her written exam since she took a medical leave of more than permissible period of 15 days after undergoing a knee surgery in October. 25-year-old Renu, who represented Delhi at the National championship on four occasion including this year, said she suffered a ligament tear in her knee during training in October. She underwent knee surgery on October 17 and was discharged a couple of days later with an advise of four-week rest. Renu said that she was keen to appear in at least in the written exam on, scheduled for December 13, if not the practicals, but the authorities are not relenting. “I suffered this injury during training and underwent a surgery at Delhis Safdarjung hospital. I kept my coach Daljit Singh updated on the issue and he even asked me to submit the remaining fee of Rs 15,000 during my leave period, which my father did. I wanted to send my medical leave form along with MRI reports and other details by Fax to NIS but the coach said there is no need to worry and you can submit relevant documents post surgery,” a dejected Renu told PTI. “However, when I went there, I was told that I cant write the exams since I was not physically fit. I informed the administration that my coach Daljeet was kept in the loop but in return was told that no one informed them about it. I was just asked to vacate my hostel room. Now what do I do? I have a written exam on Tuesday and I am prepared for it but I am not being allowed,” she said. “The government says, Beti Bachao, Beti Padao but if this is the treatment given to national level players, is it motivating? I was abused by the administration. My father and brother have run from pillar to post, even wrote a letter to the Union Sports Minister (Vijay Goel) but we have not got help from anywhere,” she said. When contacted, coach Daljeet Singh refused to speak, saying he is not authorised to speak to the media. D K Rathore, Academic In-charge, confirmed that Renu has been expelled. “She was asked to go since neither she nor the coach informed us about her medical leave. The coach has also been warned,” Rathore said. When contacted, NIS Executive Director SS Roy said they are only following rules. “Look, its a 10-month course and we allow only 15-day medical leave. She is still limping, how will she undertake practicals that has 280 marks out of 600? We have asked her to come next year. If we allow her in written exams, others will complain why we have allowed her,” Roy told PTI. “All rules are in our manual. We are not against her, she is not our enemy but we are out there to produce quality coaches,” Roy said. However, Renu said she was never told about the attendance shortage and the expulsion letter given to her mentions only about her lack of fitness. “If you believe me, children of influential parents do not even come but they are marked present. Others even fear to tell the their genuine injuries because there is much pressure on us. They will be asked to leave, so they continue to train despite pain. Rules are for benefit of the players, those should not be used against us. This was an on-field injury suffered during training at NIS and not outside,” she alleged. She also that she was forced live on second floor room after suffering injury as she was not provided accomodation on ground floor despite recommendations from doctors. Renu said she can undertake practical if she is allowed to perform by demonstration. PTI AT KHS ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Track Asia Cup to start from Sep 21-23

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) The fifth edition of the Track Asia Cup will be held at the Indira Gandhi Cycling Velodrome here from September 21-23, the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) announced Tuesday.The event also serves as a qualifying event for the World Cup, World Championship and the 2020 Japan Olympics.The tournament which is a UCI (International Cycle Union) class I accredited event will see participation from about 150 cyclist across from across Asia and Australia.India will field a 17-member team comprising senior and junior cyclists. The federation has also entered a team of cyclists from SAINCA, an academy jointly managed by the Sports Authority of India and CFI.The junior team will be led by Esow Alben, who is currently the top ranked individual in the Kierin event in the UCI world rankings.Esow had won three gold medals in the Asian Track Cycling Championship, the only male cyclist to achieve the feat in the event, held in Malaysia in February.”This competition is a buildup competition for Indian cyclist which is being organised regularly so that junior cyclist of India can compete with Asia’s best and the exposure achieved here may be encashed for future events,” Secretary General, CFI, Onkar Singh, said. PTI APA KHSKHSlast_img read more

Mary Kom’s win truly special: PM

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 25 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated M C Mary Kom for winning a record sixth gold medal in the Women’s World Championships on Saturday. Terming the boxer’s achievement as a proud moment for Indian sports, Modi said the diligence with which she had pursued sports and excelled at the world stage was extremely inspiring. “Her win is truly special,” he tweeted. The 35-year-old Mary Kom became the most successful boxer in the history of Women’s World Championships by winning her sixth gold medal with an unanimous 5-0 result over Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota here. PTI NABHMBlast_img

You can buy iPhone XR for as low as Rs 53,910 on Amazon India, but there’s a catch

first_imgThe iPhone XR is widely considered to be Apple’s best iPhone right now for most people. This is mostly because the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are priced much higher and that hasn;t changed much since their launch late last year. The iPhone XR, on the other hand, has gotten more affordable. While it’s starting price online is typically around Rs 60,000, you can get the iPhone XR for as low as Rs 53,910 as well.The iPhone XR is available on Amazon India starting at Rs 59,900, but some customers can purchase the 64GB storage model for Rs 53,910. This can be availed via a 10 per cent instant discount using an HDFC Bank Debit card over EMI or Credit card over EMI and non-EMI. This offer is valid until June 30, 2019 as per Amazon India.Apple has been providing a similar offer on the iPhone XR offline as well at Apple Authorised stores. The effective price of the iPhone XR coming down to Rs 53,910 is a pretty great deal for a phone that is almost as good as the more premium iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.The iPhone XR was initially launched starting at Rs 76,900 in India. In our recent long-term review of the iPhone XR, we said that the phone holds up well after six months as it continues to deliver the best battery life in an iPhone yet.The iPhone XR sports a Series 7000 aluminium frame with glass on the front and back. Unlike the AMOLED panels on the iPhone XS and XS Max, the iPhone XR offers a 6.1-inch HD (1792×828) LCD, which looks great nonetheless. It is powered by a blazing fast A12 Bionic chipset paired with a smooth and optimised iOS 12 software. The 12-megapixel f/1.8 sensor camera can capture natural and detailed shots in daylight, but the iPhone XR fails to compete against the likes of newer flagships phones that offer night modes for low-light photography.advertisementALSO READ | iPhone XR long-term review: Still the best iPhone for most peoplelast_img read more

Private donors revive F1 race in Mexico after government cut funds

first_imgFormula One drivers will rev up their race cars again for the annual Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City’s mayor said on Wednesday, after a cut in government funding put the future of the widely attended race in question.Mexico had signed a five-year contract for annual Grand Prix races in 2014. But after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December, he said the deal would not be renewed because public funds were needed for other tourism booster projects such as building the “Mayan Train” on the Yucatan Peninsula.Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said a group of business people would help cover the costs, which local authorities have said are about $45 million a year.”I want to give you all the good news. … Formula One is staying in Mexico,” Sheinbaum said in a video posted on Twitter, adding that the head of the governing body FIA would sign a new contract on Thursday.”The city isn’t investing a single public resource,” Sheinbaum said. “It’s good news for the city, it brings tourism, it brings income.”Formula One has held the Mexican Grand Prix every year since 2015, drawing a total of 1 million people. The competition previously ran in Mexico between 1963 to 1970, and again from 1986 to 1992.last_img read more

Bettors Take Advantage Of Strange Oklahoma State Lines

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Early lines[1. And to say these lines are early is to say Glenn Spencer is mildly excited about the sport of football.] have been released for the 2015 college football season and … uh.Oklahoma State is favored in one of the six games ESPN listed recently via the Golden Nugget’s lines on the 166 of the biggest college football games of the season. Yep, one.Here they are:OSU (+2.5) at TexasOSU (-4) vs. Kansas StateOSU (+5) at West VirginiaOSU (+11.5) vs. TCUOSU (+10) vs. BaylorOSU (+3) vs OklahomaTexas and OU, I get. I guess. They are the collective Tiger Woods (along with Notre Dame, SC, Alabama etc.) of college football. That is, Tiger Woods is 40-1 to win the British Open right now. If you played the thing 4,000 times, he wouldn’t win it once.But the general public doesn’t care. One linesmaker put it to me like this. “They don’t want to miss it, like ‘wow, the one time he is (what he once was), I didn’t bet on him.’” You can replace “he” with Texas and/or OU.As for the rest of the games? I guess OSU has struggled in Morgantown. And Baylor and TCU will be good. I don’t know. It feels like stealing.The thing is, some sharps already are. Three of OSU’s lines moved within the first hour towards Oklahoma State.  Here are those new lines:OSU (+4.5) at West VirginiaOSU (+9.5) vs. TCUOSU (+8) vs. BaylorPretty interesting. Although I don’t feel as confident in any of those numbers as I do taking OSU over seven wins..@5Dimes over/unders in the Big 12: Baylor 10, TCU 10, OU 9, WVU 8, OK State 7, K-State 7, Texas 6.5, Tech 6, Iowa State 3, KU 1.5— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) May 26, 2015last_img read more

Schalke confirm Ozil interest

first_imgTransfers Schalke chairman confirms interest in re-signing Ozil Nino Duit Last updated 1 year ago 06:25 11/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Ozil, Arsenal Getty Transfers Arsenal Schalke 04 Bundesliga Premier League Mesut Özil The midfielder made his professional debut at the Bundesliga side, who are eager to bring him back to the club in the future Schalke chairman Clemens Tonnies is hoping Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will return to the club in the future.The Germany international’s contract at the Emirates Stadium expires next summer and his future remains uncertain.Ozil 21/10 to score v Burnley 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 Ozil has recently been linked with a potential January transfer to Barcelona or Manchester United, and now his former team Schalke are showing an interest, even if they accept a deal in the short term is unlikely.“I can imagine a return quite well,” Tonnies told Kicker. “If there would be a possibility we would think about it.”His return would be a nice story. But it won’t happen next summer.”Ozil arrived at Schalke in 2005 aged 16 and made his first-team debut a year later before leaving in 2008 to join Werder Bremen.After a three-year stint with Real Madrid, Arsenal signed Ozil in 2013 for £42 million.He produced an inspired display in the 2-0 derby win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and afterwards Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised Ozil for his defensive effort and insisted his playmaker wants to stay in North London.“The quality of the contract has to be good, I’m convinced they love the club, they love the team,” Wenger said about Ozil and team-mate Alexis Sanchez.”I believe they want to stay but other top clubs are out there, who offer good contracts as well.”last_img read more

Keane vs Vieira: The story behind the bitter rivalry

first_imgPremier League Roy Keane vs Patrick Vieira: The bitter rivalry behind legendary tunnel fight Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 18:30 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Roy Keane Manchester United Patrick Vieira Arsenal 1999 Getty Images Premier League Manchester United Arsenal They were the beating hearts of England’s two top teams for nearly a decade, but one defining moment sticks in the memory of football fans Boxing had Ali and Frazier, Tennis had Borg and McEnroe and football had Keane and Vieira.They have long since retired from playing, but Manchester United fans and Arsenal fans both lament the fact that they don’t have players like Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira any more.An emblematic duo, Keane and Vieira fought many battles on the fields of Highbury and Old Trafford, but their most unforgettable encounter actually came off the pitch. 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 Goal takes a look back at that incident and the legacy they have each left behind.Keane vs Vieira: Highbury tunnel incidentRoy Keane Manchester United Patrick Vieira Arsenal 2005Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the rivalry between Manchester United and Arsenal became one of the defining features of the Premier League and two men personified the long-running battle.They came up against each other plenty of times in many heated confrontations, but the most memorable clash between Keane and Vieira came on February 1, 2005 at Arsenal’s former home Highbury.Television cameras were perfectly placed to capture the moment, peering down the cramped Highbury tunnel as Keane took exception to something Vieira had said. The referee, Graham Poll, intervened to quell the disturbance, but Keane had not said his piece.As Vieira is led away from the incident by team-mate Pascal Cygan and Dennis Bergkamp has a quiet word in his ear, the Irishman defiantly makes his way through the sea of bodies, while angrily berating the Arsenal captain. Shouting “we’ll see out there!” at Vieira, Keane actually has to be restrained by Poll, who urges the United captain to calm down before taking to the pitch.PS Roy Keane Gary Neville Highbury tunnel incidentIt later emerged that Keane was incensed by the fact that Arsenal were, in his words “bullying” Gary Neville, something that Neville recently explained to Soccer AM.”I could hear these footsteps behind me and Vieira shouting, ‘Neville! Neville! You’re not going to kick our players out on this pitch today,'” Neville recalled.”Roy obviously turned back, heard him and started having a go at him. He (Vieira) sort of squirted his water bottle towards Roy, then all hell broke loose.”Gary Neville on Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira’s famous tunnel spat pic.twitter.com/e8pGo1ZcSn— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 26, 2017″I just felt they were bullying Gary,” Keane later reflected in his book The Second Half. “I don’t think it was intimidation; it was bullying.”He added: “I was there to do a job. ‘Win the game – get in and get out’. But it was a bit like the build-up to a boxing match – the weigh-in, the press conferences – when people forget that there’ll actually be a fight.”I think football might lack that energy now, a bit; that tension. It was great. But years later people bring up the tunnel and they don’t remember the match that came after it.”Arsenal 2-4 Man Utd: The match itselfManchester United 4-2 Arsenal 2005Arsenal 2-4 Manchester United (Premier League, Feb 1, 2005)As Keane observed, when people recall the infamous tunnel incident, many of them don’t actually remember the game itself. With tensions spilling over before a ball was even kicked, it was primed to be a classic in the long-running rivalry between the teams and, indeed, it certainly delivered. Just eight minutes had elapsed when Vieira headed Arsenal in front and it looked like it might just be the Gunners captain’s day. United responded 10 minutes later with a deflected Ryan Giggs goal, but Arsenal re-claimed the lead before the break thanks to a thumping Bergkamp finish.However, things swayed in the Red Devils’ favour 10 minutes into the second half as a young Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in quick succession to hand his side an unlikely lead.Patrick Vieira Arsenal 2005Ryan Giggs Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 2005Alex Ferguson’s men had propelled themselves into a good position but, with 20 minutes to go, they were reduced to 10 men after Mikael Silvestre was deemed to have butted heads with Freddie Ljungberg.Despite that, they held on and the proverbial icing on the cake arrived in the final minute of the game as substitute John O’Shea produced a breathtaking chip to cap a sweeping counter-attack and make it 4-2 to the visitors.Arsenal: Almunia; Lauren (Fabregas ’83), Campbell (Hoyte ’79), Cygan, Cole; Ljungberg, Flamini (Reyes ’70), Vieira, Pires; Bergkamp, Henry.Manchester United: Carroll; G. Neville, Ferdinand, Silvestre, Heinze; Fletcher (O’Shea ’61), Keane, Scholes; Ronaldo (Brown ’70), Giggs (Saha ’77), Rooney.Keane vs Vieira: The legacy  Patrick Vieira Roy Keane 2011Nowadays, Manchester United and Arsenal fans associate the rivalry between Keane and Vieira with success, given the trophies won by both teams during that era.Both players have long been retired, but they remain intimately intertwined with football, pursuing careers in coaching and punditry. Their paths have even crossed on occasion.When all was said and done, though, Keane narrowly edged Vieira when the pair faced off. They came up against each other 12 times in the Premier League, with Keane and Man United emerging victorious on four occasions, losing three times, and they could not be separated in five games.Keane vs Vieira: Head-to-head: Player P W D L Goals Roy Keane 12 4 5 3 3 Patrick Vieira 12 3 5 4 1 *Premier League encounters onlyAs part of Alex Ferguson’s all-conquering Manchester United teams, Keane won seven Premier League titles and four FA Cups. Vieira, in contrast, won three league titles and three FA Cups – the last of which, in 2005, came at the expense of Keane’s United.Keane and Vieira – Best of EnemiesIn 2013, British television company ITV aired a documentary featuring the duo called ‘Keane and Vieira – Best of Enemies’.Produced by LoveSport and directed by Tim Mackenzie-Smith, the documentary sees Keane and Vieira come face-to-face in a unique retrospective examining their careers and rivalry.The pair show respect for one another as they discuss their perspectives from their times leading their clubs and, naturally, the Highbury tunnel incident comes up.”Every time we played you thought: ‘There’s going to be fireworks,’” Vieira recalls.And indeed there were. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Barcelona unveil new home kit

first_imgBarcelona Barcelona unveil new home kit for 2018-19 season Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:32 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) FCB shirt FC Barcelona Barcelona Primera División The Liga champions have released the first images of their new strip, which features the traditional blue and garnet-coloured stripes Barcelona have unveiled their new kit for the 2018-19 season.The Liga champions, who have already wrapped up the title ahead of their final game of the season against Real Sociedad on Sunday, released details of the new strip at an event held at the Olympic swimming pools on Montjuic hill.The jersey features the iconic blue and garnet-coloured stripes, with the shirt designed to unite the 10 districts of the city of Barcelona. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 FC Barcelona’s 2018/19 home kit unites the city’s 10 districts#TheBallMakesUsMore🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/qkVpYz3BfI— FC Barcelona 🏆🏆 (@FCBarcelona) May 19, 2018Barca decided to do something different with their unveiling of the shirt, with a freestyle footballer, high diver and synchronised swimmers, as well as a drone carrying a large replica of the jersey, involved.The event lasted around 15 minutes in total, with midfielder Philippe Coutinho also present.Ernesto Valverde’s side will wear the kit for the first time in Sunday’s Liga finale against Sociedad, which will also mark Andres Iniesta’s last ever game as a Barca player.It remains to be seen where Iniesta will end up next, however, with the 34-year-old having previously admitted that he is choosing between a switch to Japan or China.Barcelona 2018-19 kitBarcelona 2018-19 kitBarca are guaranteed to finish at least nine points in front of second place in La Liga this season, with both Atletico Madrid and Real able to finish as the runner-up ahead of their final games of the campaign on Saturday.last_img read more

PM spoke to WilsonRaybould after SNCLavalin was denied a remediation deal

first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould almost two weeks after federal prosecutors informed SNC-Lavalin it would not be invited to negotiate a settlement to help the company avoid criminal prosecution.Court documents show the Director of Public Prosecutions told the engineering and construction giant last Sept. 4 about its decision not to proceed with negotiations towards a remediation agreement to help SNC-Lavalin avoid bribery and fraud charges.Trudeau has said that he spoke with Wilson-Raybould about the SNC-Lavalin case 13 days later, on Sept. 17.The Sept. 4 decision date adds new information to the timeline of events — until now, it had appeared that Trudeau spoke with Wilson-Raybould before the prosecutor’s decision not to proceed with the settlement negotiation.The Globe and Mail newspaper has reported that Wilson-Raybould, who was shuffled into the veterans affairs portfolio in January, was pressured by staff inside the Prime Minister’s Office to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution related to contracts in Libya.Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week and has sought legal advice from former Supreme Court justice Thomas Cromwell amid questions over the SNC-Lavalin controversy.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


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Schitts Creek star Dan Levy makes a splash Stateside on the Wendy

first_imgAdvertisement While Canada is constantly bombarded with (or, perhaps more accurately, colonized by) U.S. screen entertainment and media, success stories moving in the opposite direction are only true in a limited number of cases.What can be a hit on this side of the border may go over the heads of our neighbours to the south. Particularly when it comes to humour.So it’s always great to hear when a Canadian TV show has cracked the highly competitive U.S. market. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Which brings us to our case-in-point: did you know that CBC’s comedy series Schitt’s Creek was picked up by U.S. TV network Pop and has received favourable reviews by U.S. TV critics?Schitt’s CreekAnd accordingly, Dan Levy, who cocreated the show with his father Eugene Levy and plays the pansexual character David Rose, landed a guest spot on the New York City–based talk show The Wendy Williams Show. Facebooklast_img read more

Purdue Pharma begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy journey

NEW YORK — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits.An initial hearing will be held in federal court in White Plains, New York, for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Purdue filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday, the first step in a plan it says would provide $10 billion to $12 billion to help reimburse state and local governments and clean up the damage done by powerful prescription painkillers and illegal opioids, including heroin.These drugs have been blamed for more than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. in the past two decades.Two dozen states have signed on to the settlement plan along with key lawyers who represent many of the 2,000-plus local governments suing Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma. But other states have come out strongly against it.___WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THIS INITIAL COURT APPEARANCE?These generally focus on housekeeping and ensuring that the company can keep paying the bills as an ongoing operation during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.According to the court docket, Judge Robert Drain will hear motions on authorizing payments of wages to employees, critical vendors, utilities and other key parties.Fordham Law Professor Richard Squire said Drain will likely hear from lawyers objecting to the filing and describing it as a “bad faith claim.” Drain may table those arguments for another day.___WHAT KEY ISSUES WILL THE JUDGE DECIDE?Drain will eventually decide whether to approve or reject the settlement or seek modifications.This is hardly a standard bankruptcy case. Because so many states objected to the settlement, it could complicate the process. Members of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, are still trying to get more states to sign on.Drain will preside over whether the suits against the Sacklers in state courts will be able to move forward, and what will happen to the company itself. Under the tentative settlement deal, it would continue to operate, but with profits used to pay for the settlement. Another alternative? Drain could order the company to be sold.A single large settlement often is seen as the best way to resolve cases like these, bankruptcy attorney Jerry Reisman said. He noted that it would essentially put money in a giant pot to be divided fairly, and it would cut the costs of bringing separate cases through different courts.“Everybody shares in some orderly manner,” he said.Without a big settlement, all the claimants could wind up in a race to litigate in the other courts and get a judgment before the company runs out of money.___WHO IS JUDGE DRAIN?Drain is a former bankruptcy attorney with a Columbia University law degree. He serves as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York.He has presided over some high-profile Chapter 11 cases involving companies like Hostess Brands and Sears. In the latter, Drain earlier this year gave hedge fund mogul Eddie Lampert a second chance to revive the iconic brand and save 45,000 jobs.___HOW LONG WILL THE BANKRUPTCY PROCESS TAKE?A complicated case like this could take up to a year but legal experts believe the parties involved want a fast settlement.The longer a company remains in bankruptcy, the more is spent attorney fees and other costs. But a modification to the initial settlement to satisfy more cases could delay the case.Purdue has said that finalizing the settlement could take at least six months.___Murphy reported from Indianapolis.___AP Reporter Geoff Mulvihill in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, contributed to this report.Tom Murphy And Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

Sudan top UN envoy calls for urgent action to counter brutality in

Maintaining that no progress has been made since his last visit to UN Headquarters, Special Representative Jan Pronk told the Security Council: “I feel no joy in adding the towns of Sharia and Graida to Aro Sharow, Tama, Abu Sorouj, Tawila, Labado, Hamada and Khora Abache, which all stand witness to cruel atrocities, terror, killings and rapes.”The Government had not disarmed the militias, he said. On the contrary, African Union commanders on the ground openly spoke about continued support to militia by forces allied to the Government, in a civil conflict that also involves rebel groups and has killed some 180,000 people, displacing over 2 million others.“The ceasefire does not function; the Joint Committee does not meet. The sanctions foreseen with the establishment of the Security Council Panel of Experts exist only in theory,” he said, adding that demands laid down in Council resolutions have been brushed aside.He called for a United Nations strategy that focuses on two objectives: peace and protection. “Peace between the warring parties and protection of unarmed civilians, particularly against movements that do not bother sitting at the table to talk peace.”To that end, beside a robust peacekeeping force which is still being negotiated with possible contributing countries, he called for the swift conclusion of an agreement in Abuja on power sharing followed by an all-inclusive dialogue on Darfur between all stakeholders, including civil society.He also called for a new ceasefire agreement that could hold, saying a so-called humanitarian ceasefire, guaranteeing humanitarian assistance and relief workers’ access to victims, was not sufficient. A comprehensive ceasefire should guarantee that the victims themselves are protected and that no new victims are made, he said.“We must mend our own shortcomings and provide a future UN operation in Darfur with a robust mandate and a strong force not just to preserve lives but to ensure that all Darfurians can choose to live wherever they want to and their children can look forward to a future that their parents were denied,” he stated.Although he said the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ending the long-running civil war in south Sudan was on track, he cautioned that the security there was still fragile and troops from UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) should not be redeployed to other areas.“There were security incidents, but we have been able to contain all of them and to avoid escalation,” he told reporters after the Council meeting, in which he had pointed to tensions resulting from a lagging implementation of the peace agreement and new threats such as the Uganda-based Lord’s Resistance army.“My warning to the Security Council was, ‘Please do not cannibalize our existing force in the South, 10,000, by taking away troops on the basis of your perception that everything is okay,’ because that is not the case,” he said.In order to consolidate the peace in the south, he called for a substantial increase in resources devoted to Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) and other post-conflict activities.“The reconstruction and development deficit in the south is the greatest challenge to peace. If not addressed, people will ask what difference peace has made for them,” he said, adding: “After the war, there are plenty of weapons for those who want to grab the scant resources to survive.” read more

DPRKs suspension of missile tests should lead to irreversible commitment to ban

It added that the move should lead to a “sure, definite” and “irreversible” commitment to ban nuclear testing.“Saying is one thing, but until we have a signature and the ratification by the DPRK, to basically solidify the verbal commitment already to cease testing and close the nuclear test site, I think nothing can be for sure, definite, or irreversible,” Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the UN-partner Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), told the media at a news briefing in Geneva today.“I can only welcome and hope for best.”He also highlighted that the upcoming talks between United States President Donald Trump and DPRK Kim Jong-Un could present a unique opportunity for a lasting contribution to world peace.“It might be through this negotiation […] that we open up a situation where the DPRK ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.”The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, or CTBT, bans all nuclear explosions, by everyone, everywhere. It has not yet entered into force despite having been opened for signature and ratification over 21 years ago.Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1996, the CTBT is nearly universal with 183 signatures and 166 ratifications.But 44 specific nuclear-capable nations need to ratify the Treaty before it enters into force. Of these, eight – China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, DPRK, Pakistan and the US – are still missing. The last country of the 44 to ratify this treaty was Indonesia, on 6 February, 2012.Since the Treaty is not yet in force, the CTBTO is officially called the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. read more

From England to the Bahamas current and former Ohio State athletes had

Former Ohio State tennis player Blaz Rola hits the ball in a match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar June 23 at Wimbledon in Wimbledon, England. Rola won, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAs the roar of students on campus fell to a whimper with the Columbus spring turning into summer, the decrescendo was certainly not felt by the many Ohio State athletes who continued their endeavors into the summer months.While some Buckeyes graduated and took the next steps in their individual athletic careers, others competed for championships and still more traveled the world, representing OSU.Men’s basketballOne of the teams that had a busy summer, though their season officially ended in the spring, was the OSU men’s basketball team.The summer began for the men’s basketball team with the announcement that the Buckeyes, along with North Carolina, UCLA and Kentucky, would be part of a new round-robin style basketball tournament called the CBS Sports Classic, which will start this year and happen each year through the 2016 season. While OSU will face each of the other three teams in subsequent years, it’s set to face North Carolina in its CBS Sports Classic debut at the United Center in Chicago on Dec. 20.While the Buckeyes will likely look forward to that matchup, they spent part of their summers near the warm, sunny beaches of the Bahamas, where they defeated the Bahamas All Stars and the Providence Storm by a combined score of 203-129 in two games.A couple of graduated Buckeye-ballers also kept busy this summer, as two former OSU players found homes in professional basketball.After receiving much praise from Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, former OSU point guard Aaron Craft signed a partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors and will join the team when training camp begins later this fall. Former Buckeyes forward LaQuinton Ross played with the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA Summer League team before signing a contract to play for Victoria Libertas in the Lega Basket Serie A.Women’s rowingThe OSU women’s rowing team took home its second-consecutive NCAA National Championship in Indianapolis this summer.Following the victory, the team became the fourth-winningest program in the country with five NCAA Championships under its belt.Women’s volleyballAs women’s rowing was adding another trophy to its case, the women’s volleyball team was adding an assistant coach.Former California State-San Marcos associate head coach Jay Van Vark was added to the women’s volleyball coaching staff at OSU in early August, bringing with him experience from coaching Team U.S.A. and the U.S.A. Collegiate National team.Men’s, women’s golfThe Buckeye golf squads were a busy bunch, starting with the resignation of assistant men’s golf coach Ryan Potter after four seasons with OSU.Potter was replaced Saturday, as OSU announced the hiring of J.J. Wood to the same position.Wood most recently coached at Rice University, where he helped lead the Owls to their first ever Conference USA Championship in 2014.The women’s golf team was active this summer as well, but there was one Buckeye who stood out from the rest.Then-freshman golfer Jessica Porvasnik watches her shot at the Lady Buckeye Invitational April 19 in Columbus.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsSophomore Jessica Porvasnik qualified for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open after shooting back-to-back rounds of 73 at a qualification tournament in Butler, Pa. Porvasnik was one of 25 amateurs and one of 156 total golfers to qualify.Upon her arrival at the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C., Porvasnik shot a first-round 79 and a second-round 82, leaving her 12 strokes short of the cut to advance to the third round of the tournament.And Porvasnik wasn’t the only Buckeye representing OSU on an international stage this summer.Men’s tennisOSU’s first-ever men’s tennis singles NCAA champion Blaz Rola, who accomplished the feat for the Buckeyes in 2013 before turning pro, made his way to Wimbledon for the gentlemen’s singles tournament at the Wimbledon Championships.After defeating the No. 80 Pablo Andujar of Spain in the first round, No. 92 Rola, representing Slovenia, was slated to face the defending men’s singles champion and fifth-ranked men’s player in the world, Andy Murray.Murray, who became the first British champion at Wimbledon since 1936 with his victory in 2013, defeated Rola in three sets, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0.As Rola represented the Buckeyes at the All England Club in London, a duo of men’s tennis players — Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka — were representing OSU at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Doubles Final in Athens, Ga.In what was a back-and-forth affair, Kobelt and Metka fell to Hunter Reese and Mikelis Libietis of the University of Tennessee in three sets, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-7 (6).Track and fieldFinally, the track and field teams at OSU kept busy, but more with personnel moves than sprints.Ed Beathea, the coach of both the OSU men’s track and field and cross country teams, announced his resignation in June to head back to Indiana University, where he spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach and associate head coach to assume the role of the Hoosier’s associate head coach.Beathea’s resignation left a hole that was filled internally, as OSU changed the title of Karen Dennis from the Buckeyes’ women’s track and field and cross country coach to the overall director of track and field and cross country.Dennis previously spent eight seasons as the women’s coach.With the 2014-15 school year beginning and the aforementioned lull on campus roaring back to life, OSU athletics will not ramp back up, but will continue to move as leaves begin to fall. read more