Action will be taken on the findings of Justice S.N. Dhingra commission that probed alleged irregularities in grant of land licences to a firm owned by Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Khattar said on Friday. He denied the Congress’ allegation that the Commission’s report was leaked and said the court should take cognisance of the matter. His response came after a media report claimed that Vadra had been indicted by the Commission for making unlawful profits in a land deal in 2008.Mr. Khattar noted that the court has not given permission to make public the report of the Commission, which was formed by his government after coming to power in October 2014. “Once the report is made public and something comes out, it will be a matter of investigation,” he said. The Commission submitted its report to Mr. Khattar on August 31, 2016. Its contents are yet to be made public by the government, which gave an undertaking in the Punjab and Haryana High Court not to release the report until directed by the court.
Virender Sehwag narrowly missed out on a century but laid the foundation of a strong Indian reply after the host bowlers bundled out New Zealand for 350 on day two of the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.At stumps, the hosts were comfortably placed at 178 for the loss of two wickets with Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid batting on 11 and seven, respectively.SCORECARDSehwag smashed a typically aggressive 96 that came off 120 deliveries and included 15 fours and a six, while Gautam Gambhir, too, brought to an end his poor run of scores with a much-needed fifty.Both the openers, however, got out in quick succession.Sehwag was bowled while trying to hoick Daniel Vettori over midwicket while Gambhir (54) was caught down the leg side by Gareth Hopkins off a Tim Southee delivery.The flamboyant Sehwag drove, pulled and employed the cut with real authority during his stay at the wicket, while Gambhir relied on the occasional nudges, flicks and drives to collect his runs during their crucial 160-run partnership that gave India the platform to dominate proceedings on Sunday.In the last session, the two openers looked at ease as they collected 98 runs before getting out. Sehwag leaned on his backfoot and smashed a Brent Arnel delivery through backward point to begin the proceedings after tea.In the same over, he flicked one that was going down the leg, through deep square leg region for a boundary. As he was approaching his fifty, Sehwag upped the ante whacking Vettori over midwicket for a boundary and then took a single to get to his half-century.advertisementSuch was Sehwag’s dominance during the final session that Vettori, after being at the receiving end of his onslaught, took himself out of the attack.Replacement Kane Williamson, too, met with a similar fate. The belligerent opener smashed the part-timer for 14 runs, which included two fours and a lofted shot straight down the ground for maximum, moments after completing his half-century.The story went on similar line for Tim Southee as Sehwag hit the pacer for a flurry of boundaries in the following overs.Gambhir was not too far behind as the left-hander, searching for ways to come out of the bad patch that has plagued his career of late, rocked back to cut a Vettori delivery for a four through point.Sehwag didn’t quite start aggressively, and was two off 23 at one point, but once he got his eye in, there was no looking back.Tim Southee strayed one down the leg and Sehwag whipped it off his pads and then drove the bowler through the cover region for a boundary.The Delhi dasher, in the next over, steered one down the third-man region for a boundary, and then flicked another Martin delivery through the midwicket region.Gambhir, meanwhile, after getting a life at the start of the innings, got into the act and collected some useful runs through drives and pulls. There was a chance for New Zealand when Gambhir nicked Tim Southee but the edge flew over Ross Taylor at first slip.Earlier Harbhajan Singh, after going wicket-less on the opening day, accounted for four New Zealand batsmen, while Zaheer Khan added two more to his two wickets on the first day, to give the Indian batsmen enough time to notch up a competitive total.Struggling with the ball in recent times, Harbhajan gave the hosts an important breakthrough when he had Jesse Ryder, who threatened to take the game away from India with a valiant knock of 70, caught at first slip by VVS Laxman.The off-spinner then accounted for skipper Vettori, Southee and last man Martin, after Zaheer removed Hopkins and Williamson.On a high after scoring a century in the first Test in Ahmedabad, Ryder continued his good run with the bat as New Zealand, resuming at an overnight 258 for four, went to lunch at 341 for the loss of five more wickets.The left-hander struck 10 boundaries during his knock that came off 120 deliveries, and got to his fifty with a cut over backward point off S Sreesanth.Ryder’s knock was important from New Zealand’s point of view, especially after Zaheer threatened to run through the Kiwi line-up with an incisive spell of swing bowling early in the morning, and Harbhajan’s dismissal of Vettori sometime before lunch.Zaheer gave India the start they needed when the left-arm seamer, bowling from round the stumps, had Hopkins trapped in front in the day’s third over.The round-the angle line again did the trick for Zaheer as the seamer trapped Williamson before the batsman could get his bat around to give the bowler his fourth wicket.advertisementHarbhajan then got into the act, first removing Vettori, and then accounting for the crucial wicket of Ryder who was looking good for a century.The burly New Zealander started the visitors’ recovery after Tim McIntosh, in the company of Martin Guptill, laid the foundation with a sedate century on Saturday.With inputs from PTI
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Energy, effort not there for Beermen in blowout loss to Batang Pier, says Austria “I still haven’t been playing to my expectations so I just keep trying to improve every game,” said Ibeh. “I think my style of play is different from what people are used to from import here in the PBA.”“I think everyone’s thinking that you have to come in and score 40, but there’s so much more to the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Big man Prince Ibeh said he expected the Batang Pier to dominate the Beermen, who are coming off a historic Philippine Cup run.“This is our expectation, we practice hard and we play hard,” said Ibeh. “This is our mindset every game to beat out our opponent and that’s what we did so it’s not surprising to me.”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, logisticsIbeh manned the paint and put up 18 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks, and a level of confidence he’s not shy to express.The 6-foot-10 big man said he’s not yet in his peak form despite averaging 15.6 points, 17.4 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments Prince Ibeh. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—NorthPort is having one of the best starts in franchise history with a 4-1 slate to open its campaign in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.This early wave of success has given the Batang Pier an incomparable confidence that not even their total obliteration of powerhouse San Miguel, 121-88, surprise them anymore.ADVERTISEMENT
Last month following the release of iOS 12 beta 5, some references were found suggesting Apple may launch its first dual-SIM iPhone later this year. This would certainly help Apple increase its sales numbers in countries like India where dual-SIM phones are quite popular. However, a report by Taiwan-based United Daily News claims that the dual-SIM iPhone will be exclusive to China, suggesting this model will not come to India.The report, which cites sources within Foxconn, adds that only the cheaper 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will offer dual-SIM support while the other two rumoured iPhones will sport the usual single SIM tray. Now, the report only mentions that the affordable dual-SIM iPhone will launch in China initially, but Apple could still bring the model to India and other countries at a later date. It would be a logical move for Apple considering it’s number aren’t too hot in India right now. An affordable dual-SIM iPhone could help Apple improve its sales numbers and market share in a country where it is slowly losing its ground to Android OEMs that are offering premium dual-SIM phones at a low price.Today, almost every Android phone launched in the country supports either a hybrid dual-SIM slot or a dual-SIM slot with a dedicated slot for microSD card. Apart from India, other countries popular for dual-SIM devices include Nigeria, Brazil and Egypt, according to a 2017 report by Device Atlas. Apple is yet to make any sort of confirmation that it will launch three iPhones let alone an iPhone with dual-SIM support so you should take these reports with a pinch of salt. We can only know things for sure when Apple holds its hardware event possibly in September.advertisementThe company recently announced its strongest ever Q3 earnings with revenue exceeding expectations thanks to the iPhone X and services like Apple Music and iTunes. Following its earnings report, the company’s market captilisation touched the $1 trillion mark for the first time, making Apple the first tech company to reach the milestone. Apple’s growth this year also suggests the company may follow the same path as last year and bring out a trio of iPhones in September.
Gal Fridman, Israel’s sole Olympic gold medallist, has clarified that he will not be selling his medal but will instead auction off the board that came with the medal.On Monday, Fridman had announced through Facebook that he is looking for an “eBay expert that understands an auction of the rare item” in response to financial problems. On people discussing if he will sell off his medal, Fridman clarified in the comments section that he will auction it off.The 43-year-old Fridman wrote in Facebook: “I’m looking for an eBay expert that understands an auction of the rare item, the only one of its kind in Israel”.On Tuesday, Fridman informed the heads of the Olympic Committee that he had changed his mind about selling the medal, apparently due to negative criticism around his decision. He has said that he would instead auction off the board that came with the medal.”The goal is to sell the board to a place that will display it in a respectful manner that will be accessible to the public, maybe a stadium,” he was reported as saying by Arutz Sheva.Fridman had won the gold medal in the sailing competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Previously, at the Atlanta games in 1996, he won a bronze medal.As a result of his win, he received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Israeli Olympic Committee and sponsors, but had to pay the state income tax of 50 percent.In early June 2005, a safe from Fridman’s parents’ home was stolen, which had in it his gold medal. A few days later, the medal was found in a forest by a 7-year-old girl.advertisementBefore the medal was found, Fridman said that “no amount of money will replace this medal; I cannot explain how sad I am”.After the medal was returned to him, he said “it feels as good as winning.”In 2008, Fridman retired from competitions and began to train other windsurfers. At the same time, he often competed with mountain bikes.(With IANS inputs)
The ATA recognises the important role Touch Associations play within the larger sporting community. Communication is vital at this level and is often achieved through the dedication of volunteers who have an active passion for the club or association. The ATA has identified ways to better deliver efficient services to club and association administrators in the context of the Internet. We have available proven and innovative Internet tools for an association administrator’s use in order to enhance the experience for your participants and reduce the overall workload. The following two testimonials are from the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch and Adelaide City Associations currently using the Sportzware Competition and Membership software. “Sportzware has cut the time I spend in half on building and running our competitions. In addition the ability to market and communicate to team’s players and officials via the email function is invaluable. The growth and professionalism of the City Touch Club would not be possible with out Sporting Pulse.” Gavin Macdonald Competition & Events Manager City Touch “Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association has been using Sporting Pulse for 5 seasons now and has found it a great system to use. We are the largest competition in Queensland with approximately 240 senior teams per season and about 70 junior teams. All of our draws are conducted on the system and uploaded to the website for all our members to have access. We have reduced number of calls to our office by up to 50 %, with most teams now finding times of games on the website, or using the automatic reminder system. Saving us many hours on the phone, that can be put back into administration of the sport. With the ability to keep members on the database from season to season, we now have an extensive database of members that could be used for anything from sponsorship to keeping in touch with members. We also now have many of our teams and clubs using the newsletter section of the website to inform their own team players of current news. We use the website for notification of wet weather games in conjunction with our 1300 wet weather number; this has also reduced our calls by about 50% on wet days. The ability for the system to produce all my scorecard labels saves us hours of work, and the sign on sheets for teams is also time saving. The system still has many features that I am still to utilize, such as the player tribunal section, the touch downs for each player etc. With the system continually being upgraded and sportingpluse giving excellent support, I would recommend any association to use the program.” Michelle Fletcher Administrator Brisbane City Touch The SportingPulse and the ATA package will allow your sporting organisation to: * Administer all your competitions with our state of the art Competition Management Software * Place your competitions ladders, fixtures and results on the Internet * Easily administer your organisation’s web site * Reach your members through our centralised communication platform * Take advantage of our “top tier” Internet access deals for your sporting organisation and your members * Manage your membership registration via our secure Member Database Solution * Receive training and support in competition management and web design * Generate revenue through our partnership fund-raising opportunities * The ATA exists to serve Touch participants. As players strive to reach their individual and team goals, the ATA provides Internet facilities to enhance that buzz and energy that comes from playing sport for the love of it. The ATA program has features that enhance the life of every sporting participant. From a publishing forum to report the dizzying heights and the terrible defeats of the games, to automated game reminder emails. Jon Pratt Event and IT Manager Australian Touch Association
In the two and a half years that Abdul Yusuff has been a fundraising sales consultant with Network for Good, he has consistently built relationships with prospective clients about the connection between their fundraising and their mission, the critical areas that they need help with, and whether Network for Good would be the right partner to help them get where they want to be.“If you want to make any type of change in the world, people have to come together. No one can do anything alone. When I hear of an organization trying to pool all their resources to attack a major problem or a concern or an area of improvement—that whole concept is inspiring.”Q&A with Abdul Yusuff, Fundraising Sales ConsultantWhat is your experience with nonprofits outside of Network for Good?I have participated in numerous different nonprofits, including religious organizations (my dad’s a chairman of the board of an international religious organization), youth development, and sports and recreation. I spend most of my time focused on youth development and just joined the board of a youth development organization in Ohio. Also, I’m a donor and event speaker for Cause I Care, an organization dedicated to empowering black women in Prince George’s County, Maryland, that my best friend started last year. I just spoke at their Brown Girls and Big Hats Tea Party this past April. It’s exciting to see the people that she’s mentoring and how they’re being impacted by the mission.They had an essay contest where the winner won a laptop. I spoke about all the entries and shared with their parents, family, friends, and mentors what they were writing about and what was important to these individuals. As a young kid, I was a recipient of a computer, so it was cool to be able to pay that forward now as a young adult.What attracts you to nonprofits?The impact that you’re able to make when you bring people together. Spiritually and religiously, it’s always been instilled in me that what I do with my life and my resources is what matters the most. So being able to provide impact to other people and the environment around me, those are the most valuable things that I can do while I’m on this earth. I’ve always had a passion and dedication for finding ways to continue that work. I’ve done a little work internationally and I see the power of getting people together in underdeveloped countries where a lot of things are less established. You can see what one organization can bring to a small country.What do you enjoy most about the work you do at Network for Good? I enjoy making a sale because that’s my five-minute reward for countless hours of work. And the impact of that sale is huge. I can touch many people with that sale—board members that I don’t know, my contact at the nonprofit who is struggling to do their job, my colleagues here in the office. I get to collaborate on a lot of moving pieces all for one single goal.What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?My favorite thing to do is to be active. I’m really into sports and all the benefits that it brings—mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally. If you want to test your mental fortitude, find a way to compete on a physical level. I play flag football and coach wrestling at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Those two things help me escape the day-to-day.Who is your favorite athlete of all time?I have to give it to Michael Jordan because of his behind-the-scenes story. This guy was never satisfied. You can trace his accomplishments back to his mindset and the respect that he put into everything that he did. The thing that was most inspiring was his baseball career. He went from being a megastar to a nobody. His commitment level and the attention to detail that he put into a sport that wasn’t going to give him the same kind of rewards that he’d gotten in his basketball career. He showed everyone how to be part of a team and not overshadow what that team was doing. That highlights what sports is all about.Lightning RoundDream vacation? Saudi ArabiaMost recent book read? The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon and Brent AdamsonLast movie seen in movie theater? Us Your theme song? Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack”Favorite color? PurpleRead more on The Nonprofit Blog
Share this: Posted on March 31, 2019March 31, 2019Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Interested in a position in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child or adolescent health? Every month, the Maternal Health Task Force rounds up job and internship postings from around the globe.AfricaMaternal & Child Health Officer: UNICEF; Madagascar (Closing Date: Wed Apr 10, 2019; post reserved for Malagasy candidates)Reproductive, Maternal & Neonatal Health Officer: WHO; Cotonou, Benin (Closing Date: Apr 14, 2019, 5:59:00 PM)Programme Analyst-Gender and Human Rights: UNFPA; Rabat, Morocco (Closing Date: April 14, 2019 EST)Associate Director, Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health: Clinton Health Access Initiative; Lusaka ZambiaQuality Improvement Officer: Jhpiego; ZambiaAsiaTechnical Director: Jhpiego; AfghanistanProgram Officer: Clinton Health Access Initiative; Tanintharyi Region, MyanmarNorth AmericaSenior Policy Manager: Guttmacher Institute; Washington D.C.IT Intern: Guttmacher Institute; New York, NYResearch Associate: The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; Chicago, ILSenior Nursing Director – Maternal Child Health: Tower Health – Reading Hospital; West Reading, PASenior Project Coordinator, Women & Health Initiative: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Boston, MAPostdoctoral Research Fellowship in Maternal Nutrition and Perinatal Health: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Boston, MACoordinator Reproductive Health Program: Save the Children; Washington D.C.Director, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR): CARE; Atlanta, GACentral AmericaNational Post: Programme Analyst, Gender Based Violence: UNFPA; Managua, Nicaragua (Closing Date: April 13, 2019 EST)—Is your organization hiring? Please contact us if you have maternal health job or internship opportunities that you would like included in our next job roundup. ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Frank Lampard was denied a first home win as Chelsea manager as Kurt Zouma’s 89th-minute own goal enabled Sheffield United to complete an unexpected comeback and claim a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea had looked in a comfortable position on Saturday when striker Tammy Abraham scored twice before half-time.However, Callum Robinson pulled a goal back for United with a close-range finish in the first minute of the second period. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? French forward Lys Mousset, a 79th-minute substitute, then played a key role in earning the Blades a surprise point when he connected with a Robinson cross and saw the ball deflect in off Zouma’s shin.WHAT. A. COMEBACK! pic.twitter.com/ctmpCklZ1i— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) August 31, 2019Abraham opened the scoring as Chelsea made their superiority in the early stages of the game count.United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, under pressure from Christian Pulisic, fumbled Abraham’s initial header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s high floating cross. Abraham was the quickest to react and from just outside the six-yard box he hooked the ball into the net on the half volley.The Blades missed a great chance to equalise when Robinson’s diving header from Chris Basham’s cross went wide and Chelsea made them pay just before half-time as Abraham struck again.Blades defenders Jack O’Connell and John Egan collided with each other as they challenged for the same ball, which allowed Abraham to break clear and crisply strike the ball past Henderson.Robinson made up for his earlier miss when he pulled one back for the Blades almost immediately after the second-half restart.Enda Stevens got past Azpilicueta and delivered a teasing low cross into the box, which Robinson steered past Kepa Arrizabalaga.Robinson then turned provider when his low cross was met by Mousset, who saw his effort go into the net off Zouma to deny Chelsea victory. What it means: Chelsea unable to generate momentumA 4-0 defeat to Manchester United on the opening weekend of the season was a nightmare start to Lampard’s tenure as Chelsea manager.With only two draws and a victory since then, things are not looking that much rosier.Chelsea will face much sterner tests than Chris Wilder’s newly-promoted side but they were unable to secure a first win on home soil and generate some positive momentum for Lampard in their battle to secure a top-four spot.United can be proud of a disciplined performance and Wilder would no doubt have settled for five points from their first four games. 24 – The average age of Chelsea’s starting XI against Sheffield United today is 24 years and 158 days – their youngest ever in a Premier League match. Whippersnappers. pic.twitter.com/b4Zdii94jO— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 31, 2019Abraham looking lethalLoan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa in the past few seasons have helped Abraham smooth out the rough edges and he now looks a polished striker.Lampard might have been tempted to sign a centre forward, had Chelsea not been hit by a transfer ban, which would have most likely restricted Abraham’s opportunities.However, if the 21-year-old can maintain this kind of form, he looks to have saved the Chelsea boss a fortune.The departure of Eden Hazard undoubtedly left a large void at Stamford Bridge, but Abraham showed he can go some way to filling the Belgian’s boots.Robinson catches the eyeRobinson missed a good chance towards the end of the first half and the Blades striker could easily have sulked and bemoaned his luck.Instead, he quickly put the miss behind him as he chased, harried and continued to try to sniff out goalscoring chances.His quick-wittedness was rewarded a minute after the break as he equalised to give United a foothold in the game when perhaps victory was looking a formality for Chelsea.The 24-year-old former Preston forward might not be the most prolific goalscorer but he will get his fair share if he continues to display such positive intent.What’s next?After the international break, Sheffield United host Southampton at Bramall Lane on September 14. Chelsea are in league action on the same day with a difficult away trip to Wolves. Three days later they welcome Spanish side Valencia to Stamford Bridge in their opening Champions League fixture. read more
DALLAS, TEXAS – OCTOBER 12: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns throws against the Oklahoma Sooners during the 2019 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 12, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Texas upset Oklahoma in an offensive shootout at the Red River Showdown in 2018. This year’s contest between the Longhorns and the Sooners was much different.Oklahoma topped Texas, 34-27, at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. The Sooners’ defense was elite on Saturday, constantly preventing Tom Herman’s offense from doing anything.The Sooners’ defense looks a lot different this year, as former Ohio State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch has taken over.Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger had a telling comment on Oklahoma following Saturday’s game. “They did a really good job of swarming the football. Obviously they recruit extremely well and have tremendously talented players. I feel like they let them go make plays instead of do a bunch of complex stuff,” he said.Sam Ehlinger: “They did a really good job of swarming the football. Obviously they recruit extremely well and have tremendously talented players. I feel like they let them go make plays instead of do a bunch of complex stuff.”— Joe Cook (@josephcook89) October 12, 2019Last year’s loss to Texas led to Oklahoma firing defensive coordinator Mike Stoops. That was a tough call for Lincoln Riley to make, but clearly, it was the right one.Oklahoma improved to 6-0 with the win on Saturday, while Texas dropped to 4-2. The Sooners are looking like a legitimate national title contender.
Austin Peay athletic director Gerald Harrison seemed to imply that scheduling the game was part of an effort to raise more for the athletics department.Given how much Alabama pays its non-conference foes, it’s hard to blame them, even if they know they’ll probably lose by 50-60 points.Austin Peay plays in the FCS’s Ohio Valley Conference. But they’ve largely been a middling team for most of their 90-year history.The Governors have only two conference titles in their history with the last one coming in 1977. They’ve produced only a handful of NFL players.The last ten years have not been especially kind of the Governors either. Between 2013 and 2016 they went 1-45 overall. In the past two years they’ve regained some level of respectability, going 13-10 under former head coach Will Healy, who parlayed that impressive turnaround into the Charlotte job.Suffice it to say, Austin Peay shouldn’t represent much of a threat to Alabama, or any Power Five team that plays against them. But once again, it’s not exactly a powerhouse that Alabama is inviting into their building.However, in 2022, the rest of the Crimson Tide’s non-conference schedule does have a bit more punch, as they’ll be playing against Utah State, UL Monroe… and the Texas Longhorns. ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Alabama Crimson Tide is always working on filling up its future non-conference schedule slate and 2022 is no exception. Today it was revealed a new late-season non-conference team that will be heading to Tuscaloosa in three years.On Friday, the Austin Peay Governors, an FCS squad from Clarksville, Tenn., announced that they would be heading to Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 19, 2022 for a first-ever road trip against the Crimson Tide.Via LetsGoPeay.com:“This trip to Tuscaloosa and Bryant-Denny Stadium will provide our student athletes another great opportunity to display their talents and the Austin Peay spirit on the national stage. Obviously games such as this are necessary to assist our department as we work hard to provide a premium student athlete experience for all of our sports.“Scheduling these games takes much coordination and we would like to thank all those involved for assisting us as we took the necessary steps to make this opportunity possible.”Heard it said “If you want to be the best you have to play the best.”We think this game fits the bill.Govs 🆚 Alabama📅 | Nov. 19, 2022🏟 | Bryant-Denny Stadium🗞 | https://t.co/IoStkeKZvz#CutDifferent #LetsGoPeay pic.twitter.com/ykmHk622UM— Austin Peay Football (@GovsFB) October 17, 2019
Lionel Messi is arguably the finest free-kick taker in world football, and Diego Maradona claims he must take some of the credit for the Barcelona star’s stunning record.The 1986 World Cup winner spent time working with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner when in charge of the Argentina national team between 2008 and 2010.Messi was already a global superstar by that point, but was considered to have areas of his game that could be improved. Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Maradona set about trying to play some small part in the ongoing development of a man who will take up a standing alongside him as an all-time great when an iconic career comes to a close.One Argentine legend says he passed on words of advice to another when it comes to the art of set-pieces, with Messi having benefited from simple training ground instructions.“I coached the best, Messi, and nobody can tell me otherwise, because he was able to skip past up to five players – a phenomenon,” Maradona, the new boss of Gimnasia de La Plata, told reporters.“He had an issue with free-kicks. When we finished every training session, we kept Leo behind so he could practice, and he started to hit the post.“I didn’t teach him how to take a free-kick, then he asked me how I was able to score.“I said, ‘you just have to hit it in the middle. They aren’t going to give me an Oscar to teach you this’.“And he replied, ‘but I hit it in the middle and the ball goes this way or that way’ and I told him, ‘don’t worry, you’re going to make it’. Now he just can’t miss.”Having helped to keep Messi on the path to greatness, Maradona is now taking on another challenge in his homeland.He has returned to coaching with Gimnasia after a spell in Mexico with Dorados de Sinaloa.The 58-year-old is confident that he can make a positive impact in a new post, but is eager to point out that he cannot work miracles and needs everybody to buy into his vision.Maradona added: “I can’t promise anything. As I told the players, I’m not a magician.“The welcome you gave me would be enough for me, but it’s not, I want more.“I told the club president that I want to take all day tomorrow to confirm the staff and the schedule for next week before our game against Racing.”
Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona coasted to a 3-0 win at Eibar to end a frantic week with a fifth straight victory on all fronts.Barca opted to travel to the Basque Country early on Thursday amid the political unrest in their home city as a result of nine Catalan political leaders being dealt long prison sentences for their roles in the region’s 2017 referendum and subsequent declaration of independence.The violent scenes that broke out in protest led to the postponement of next week’s Clasico with Real Madrid, but it was back to business for Ernesto Valverde’s men at Ipurua. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Griezmann opened the scoring with a classy 13th-minute goal and teed up Messi to double the lead after neat work from Suarez, who scored in a seventh straight outing against Eibar to round out the routine triumph. @LuisSuarez9 has scored in his last SEVEN games against Eibar. Amazing!#EibarBarça (0-3) pic.twitter.com/22tbJPisDN— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 19, 2019Suarez’s audacious effort just inside the opposition half was not in keeping with the tone of the early exchanges in which Pedro Leon blazed over from one of several dangerous Eibar crosses.But Pablo de Blasis’ untimely slip allowed Griezmann to race onto Clement Lenglet’s long punt and he had the composure to clip past Marko Dmitrovic and find the net via the post.Undeterred, Pedro Leon’s exquisite right-wing centre needed evasive action from Samuel Umtiti – making his first competitive appearance of the season – to deny Charles, while at the other end Messi’s quick feet nearly rounded Dmitrovic for a tap-in.It was game over when Messi finished a wonderful team move just shy of the hour. Suarez combined brilliantly with Griezmann and he teed up the Argentina superstar to slot into the bottom-right corner.Messi then turned provider, racing onto Griezmann’s sumptuous throughball and unselfishly laying on for Suarez to pass into an open goal.Suarez almost added further gloss with a well-struck half-volley five minutes from time, but his effort just cleared the right-hand post. What does it mean? Barca hitting their stride Messi’s injury-hit start to the campaign coincided with some underwhelming early season performances. It took a while for Barca to run through the gears here, perhaps the midweek turmoil playing a part in that, and yet it ultimately ended up a comfortable day for a fourth straight LaLiga win that puts them top – albeit Real Madrid can return to the summit later on Saturday.Messi, Griezmann, Suarez triumvirate gaining in confidence One senses Valverde still has solutions to find defensively, but up top there is a growing understanding between Messi, Griezmann and Suarez. The trio combined to glorious effect for Messi’s goal and the captain set up Suarez when he could have gone for goal himself for Barca’s third. It was an ominous warning to their LaLiga rivals.Charles struggles to fire Eibar were arguably the more imaginative team in the opening stages with Pedro Leon and Fabio Orellana dangerous out wide. But Charles did not do enough from his central striking position to put pressure on Umtiti or Lenglet.Key Opta Facts- Griezmann has scored his first away goal for Barca after scoring his previous three at Camp Nou, all of them in LaLiga.- Messi has scored in nine of his 10 LaLiga games against Eibar, 16 goals altogether.- Suarez has 10 goals against Eibar in LaLiga, more than against any other opponent (alongside Real Betis).- No other side have won more LaLiga games against Eibar than Barcelona (10). In addition, the Blaugrana are the team with the most goals scored against them in the top-flight (36).- Barca coach Valverde has only lost one of his 11 LaLiga games against Eibar (W8 D2), 2-0 at Ipurua in August 2015 while in charge of Athletic Bilbao.What’s next? Barca are back in action on Wednesday when they visit Slavia Prague for matchweek three of the Champions League. Eibar travel to Real Valladolid next Saturday. read more
Charlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN National NewsA national pipe ceremony that will make its way across the country made its first stop in the Northwest Territories this weekend.The pipe ceremony was repressed during the residential school era.Generations came out to take part in the resurgence of their email@example.com
Also part of the new strategy is the implementation of primary care networks that will be the backbone to the team-based approach. The networks will allow patients access to a full range of health-care options from maternity to end of life, streamlining referrals from one provider to another, and providing better support to family physicians, nurse practitioners, and other primary health-care providers. The networks are being rolled out in the first five communities, including Burnaby, Comox, Prince George, Richmond and South Okanagan Similkameen. The networks will be rolled out in at least 15 communities over the next 12 months, and across 70 percent of B.C. communities over the next three years. VANCOUVER, B.C. — Premier John Horgan announced today that the B.C. government is launching a new primary health-care strategy to deliver faster and improved access to health care in the province.At the heart of the strategy is a new focus on team-based care that will see government fund and recruit more doctors, nurse practitioners and other health professionals, to put patients back at the centre of health-care delivery. The government says it will put the initial priority on addressing the shortage of general practitioners in the province by funding up to 200 new general practitioners to work in the new team-based care model.“By improving how we connect people to care, we can help make sure that British Columbians get the health care they need faster and closer to home,” said Premier Horgan. “The kind of care people need, and how it’s delivered, has to change. It’s no longer as simple as a doctor-patient relationship. We need to be looking forward and providing team-based care that better meets the needs of British Columbians. In every community I visit, patients, doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals all say the same thing: ‘Health care delivery must become more patient centred.’ We’re getting the job done.”
Rabat – A friend to whom I can refuse nothing wrote to me asking my opinion about what he called the degradation of the notoriety of Islam. The question took me by surprise. In fact, the impression I had was contrary to his perception.For me, Islam was making a strong come back, a surge unprecedented since the first centuries of its advent. I thought that fewer Muslims were challenging the foundations of their faith. I was thankful to my friend for his question because he gave me a new perspective. I decided to review the dominating religious discourse. I analyzed the data based on how rational, coherent, historically sound, and objective it was. This was especially important considering the “faithful” who are making news promoting, fighting, dying, killing, and seeking political power through Islam.To address my friend’s question in a manner pertinent to his concerns, I tried to understand what made him ask that specific question. I assumed he must have supposed that Muslims are going through some sort of cultural or identity crisis and/or that their religion has been suffering from some fatal ailments. Maybe he saw signs that Islam was undergoing a sudden anarchic multiplication of malign ideological outgrowths or that it is splitting into competing segments. Perhaps, just as many others, including Muslims, my friend must have difficulties identifying which is the authentic Islam from the feuding scores each of which claims it, alone, is the true one, and therefore, the only one entitled to prevail. This conviction of prevalence would not have been a problem were it of a pure intellectual nature.It appears that the multiple rites and sects of the faith that have been until recently celebrated as being able to coexist, and may actually have done so at times, has suddenly and unexpectedly diverted from their peaceful trajectories. As a matter of fact, after long centuries of complete darkness and silencing of the mind, the aura that maintained the myth and sacredness of religious discourses, started to dim and to allow clearer visibility. Religious discourse grew vulnerable, exposed to the close scrutiny of all.The spread of education, literacy and of information technology as well as satellite television broadcasting freely from non Muslim countries exposed flaws in religious discourse to a wider majority. The once well kept secrets that empowered the privileged few could now reveal their incoherence, ambiguity, lies, and their treachery. Women are among those formerly excluded who have stepped in with force.In fact, the entry of women to the field has already had significant impact in many countries including Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. The hard line discourse has given way under collective political ideological pressure placed by women and other new scholars.Increased literacy rates have stripped the old scholars of the myth they had built around themselves for centuries. New scholars have brought voices and attitudes to the population. While the denial of reason, of intelligence, of questioning and of challenging is rejected, the right to know, to be listened to and to require relevant and updated answers is being claimed.Furthermore, propositions of translations into vernacular and local varieties of the Arabic language that have gone viral on social media have demythologized texts. No wonder, the gatekeepers of the religious temple have opposed and are opposing these translations and these programs with utmost violence.Likewise, doubt, which is a prohibited intellectual faculty to the layperson in the religious tradition, has become unavoidable as scientific information has become more accessible. New information challenges many fundamentals of the rigid religious discourse about the universe, creation, biology, physiology, history, psychology, sociology, etc.. The stubbornness of religious scholarship has thus become its major foe.The discourse of the religious establishment and of its leading scholars has become esoteric, inaccessible, and unreliable. Books about the end and the death of the major pillars of the religious heritage are widely circulated. New profiles of scholars trained in religious matters but also in the modern human sciences are entering the discourse. Arguments deconstructing the foundations of common knowledge, beliefs and convictions have never been as accessible to as many as they are nowadays.One such example is the reduction of the dominating religious discourse of all peoples in North Africa and the Middle East into one origin, namely, that of Arabia. Kurdish, Amazigh, Yezedi, African and other origins are forced into a conception of the region that either acknowledges its Arabism or is treated as heathen, sold out to Western ideologies and interests, and anti-Islam.The forced overlap of a faith onto a racial condition in defiance to historical and geographical facts that have been occulted for centuries but which science has proved wrong has led this religious discourse to absurd theories positing the Arabic language and race as the prototypes of all others in the region. Such discourse has thus defeated its own agendas and has become responsible for its own decay and degradation.The role social media is playing in this transformation of the relationship of individuals and groups to religion and religious discourse is of paramount importance. In addition to providing platforms to all the trends, sects, rites and to all types of attitudes and cultures, social media has also exposing the private lives of leading figures of the opposing parties. Whether through fake news, fabricated images or through reports of actual events, social media has disclosed the contradictions and hypocrisy of manipulative opinion leaders.Cases of lecherous behaviors bother men and women who teach and claim modesty, chastity, loyalty and generosity. One issue that is being discussed is the invitation of Muslims to engage in jihad. The paradox lies in that those proselytizers campaigning for jihad do not engage in it themselves nor do they engage their own offspring to sacrifice their lives in exchange of better ones in the thereafter in compliance with their propaganda. Instead, they collect huge amounts of money from their campaigns and spend it on themselves and on their children to enjoy the pleasures of life on Earth.Such discourse is especially appealing among younger generations and adolescents who have difficulties relating to the mainstream way of life both in their own societies and in foreign countries, which are predominantly Christian. This is due to the chronic insufficiency of socializing institutions, the lack of success models, the unavailability of viable opportunities, school failure, idleness, unemployment, marginalization and discrimination.Other reasons are more subjective and include perceived racism that may be real at times, a deep feeling of pain resulting from being left out. Not the least of all these factors is the culture in which wealth and luxury are the measure of worth and relevance of humans. The consequent disappointment, feeling of loss, hopelessness and despair of all the categories of factors create situations conducive to the positive response to the radical and extremist discourse of these propagandists of fundamentalist attitudes.Claims of the urgency of drastic reforms of millenary legislation deeply rooted in the tradition of religious teachings and commandments are not only being discussed and claimed but actually acted upon and implemented. The social status of women that is being transformed away from the mainstream religious tradition in many countries is but one example.Overt challenges of religious ideologies and imposed behaviors are witnessed in the most suppressive and oppressive regimes and more people, women and men, are standing up against them and taking huge risks to their freedom and their lives. Resistance is, however, literally deadly and is justified by the obligation to maintain the status quo that is presented as the divine will and natural order.The confrontation is among trends that limit the approach to tradition to acceptance, total adherence and submission and those that range from questioning it, submitting it to criticism, and to reasonable adaptation and updating to calls for the total removal of the religious factor from the public sphere. Religion, for the latter trend, is and should remain a private variable that has to be kept away from legislation, politics and professional and social ethics and morality.The argument is that throughout history the closest religion had been to any of these spheres, the consequences were the rise of egocentrism, ethnocentrism, hatred, exclusion of minorities, excessive exploitation of humans in diverse forms of forced labor, abuse of the dignity and physical integrity of humans, monopolization of power and of wealth by a few that do not hesitate to impose their authority by coercion and extreme violence.Increased accessibility to new and critical versions of history has disclosed the absurdity of many accounts that had been held at face value to be self evident and which were manipulated to support and maintain convictions and beliefs and to justify the status quo and the rule of dynasties, tribes, other groups.The crisis which my friend, who must be waiting for my response to his query, has mentioned must be one of the types that accompany every metamorphosis and renewal. In other words, it is the pain that heralds radical change. The syndrome that transformation is underway in societies in which Islam has been part of the culture for so long it has shaped mindsets, behaviors and imagination and in which people are aware they have either to reinvent their religion to make room for contemporariness and modernity or it will slip out of their control before they can see it disappear or turn into something they would not be proud of.The crisis may be the symptom of the attitudes that support ignorance, imitation, the skill of reproducing models, of mistrust, of fear and of essentializing marginal issues. This is to invest the universe of knowledge, creation, innovation, critical thinking, responsibility, solidarity, acknowledgment of the centrality of the human, the prominence of reality over any transcendence, confidence, responsibility and accountability.The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent any institution or entity. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission.