Kathua court fixes hearing for juvenile accused in gang rape and murder on May 22

first_imgA court on Monday posted for May 22 the hearing in the case of the juvenile accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) A.S. Langeh fixed the hearing for May 22. Earlier on April 25, the juvenile presented himself before the court amid heavy security. CJM Langeh had then asked the juvenile whether he had received copies of the charge sheet from the crime branch, to which he replied in the affirmative. The CJM court had dismissed the bail plea of the accused juvenile. The counsel for the accused had moved the court for his bail soon after the crime branch had filed its chargesheet against him and seven others allegedly involved in the rape and murder case. The juvenile accused had sought bail on the grounds of his age. The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday the Kathua gang rape-and-murder case along with the petitions seeking shifting of the trial to Chandigarh and handing over the investigation to the CBI. According to the Crime Branch charge sheet, the juvenile had allegedly played a key role in the crime. A sub-inspector and a head constable too have been apprehended on charges of destroying crucial evidence in the case to save the culprits. The body of the girl was recovered from a forest on January 17, a week after she had gone missing in the forest area. The Jammu and Kashmir government had handed over the case to the crime branch, which had formed a special investigation team to probe the rape-cum-murder. The crime branch subsequently filed two separate charge sheets in the case, one against the seven adult accused on April 9 and the second against the juvenile accused on April 10.last_img read more

IOA felicitates Olympic medallists as they meet PM, Sonia

first_imgIndia’s London Olympic medallists met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in the national capital on Friday. The medallists – wrestler Sushil Kumar, shooter Vijay Kumar (both silver medallists), boxer M.C. Mary Kom, shuttler Saina Nehwal, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and shooter Gagan Narang (bronze medallists) – also met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence. Both, the prime minister and the UPA chairperson congratulated the super six Olympians for doing the nation proud at the sports’ biggest carnival. The prime ministers meeting with the medallists was a brief one when he returned home after attending a stormy session in Parliament. The medal winners were also accompanied by other members of the Indian Olympic contingent, including some archers, hockey players and team officials. Later in the day, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) also felicitated the medallists and conferred cash award of Rs 15 lakh each to silver medallists and Rs 10 lakh each to the bronze medallists. Earlier, saluting the medal winning heroics of the Olympic medallists, the Union sports ministry had on Thursday organised a gala ceremony in the city to hand them out their victory cheques. Sports Minister Ajay Maken had handed cheques of Rs 30 lakh each to the silver medallists Rs 20 lakh each to the bronze medallists.last_img read more

As it happened! India vs England: 5th ODI- Headingley, Leeds

first_imgIndia won the toss and elected to field first against EnglandWelcome to the coverage of the 5th ODI between India and England from the Headingley cricket ground in Leeds.Scorecard | Match Photos Team India were bowled for 253 runs while chasing an imposing total of 294 runs against England in the 5th ODI at Headingley.The players exchange pleasantries. England finally got their act together to prevent India from sweeping the series. After Root’s ton powered them to a fine total, the English bowlers removed Rahane and Kohli cheaply. Dhawan threatened for a brief while before he was undone by Moeen Ali. The English intensity though nosedived as they dropped a couple of catches. Rayudu got to his fifty but threw it away, instead of setting up an edifice for the force multipliers. Raina had an off-day and so did Dhoni. Meanwhile, Jaddu walloped the hosts all around the park. All it did though was to reduce the margin of defeat. Jimmy and Co. put up a much improved performance. Barring Woakes and Tredwell, all others contributed. Stokes followed up his cameo with the bat with 3 wickets, vindicating his recall. In hindsight, the series could have been more interesting had England engineered such a performance a game or two ago. England have FINALLY clinched a MUCH-NEEDED WIN against India in the series!!48.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Steven Finn has bowled Ravindra Jadeja on a fuller delivery. Jadeja was looking to cut and chops it back onto the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja’s fighting innings come to an end at 87 runs off 68 balls with nine boundaries and two sixes.advertisement48.3 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja back away and tonks it over the in-field for another boundary. This is turning out to be a GEM OF AN INNINGS from Jadeja!!48.2 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and whacks it past mid-off for a boundary. With Umesh Yadav(0) and Ravindra Jadeja(79) at the crease, India currently require 51 runs off 12 balls with three wickets in hand.FIVE RUNS off the over!!47.5 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja picks the slower delivery and flicks it towards deep square leg for a boundary. FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!46.5 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and drills it through extra cover for the third boundary in the over. Jadeja is ON FIRE here!!46.2 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja takes it on the full and scoops it towards fine leg for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for India!!46.1 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja leans forward and whacks it through covers for a boundary. FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!45.4 overs: SIX!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and smashes it deep into the stands over the cow corner for another maximum. Jadeja is TURNING IT ON for India!!Sir Jadeja UNVEILS HIS SWORD to celebrate his FIGHTING HALF-CENTURY!!45.2 overs: SIX!! Ravindra Jadeja stands tall and smashes it back into the stands for the maximum. That’s FIFTY for Jadeja!!TWO RUNS off the over!!Umesh Yadav comes to the crease for India.44.4 overs: OUT!! Ben Stokes has got Mohammed Shami out caught at extra cover. Shami takes it on the full and slices it straight into the hands of Alex Hales for a simple catch. Mohammed Shami departs for a duck.Mohammed Shami comes to the crease for India.44.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has run-out by Steven Finn while trying to sneak in a second run. Ravindra Jadeja punches the ball through midwicket and calls for two straightaway while Steven Finn covers ground quickly to fire in a throw to catch Kumar short at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs after scoring  one run off three balls. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar(6) and Ravindra Jadeja(36) at the crease, India currently require 90 runs off 42 balls with three wickets in hand.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to the crease for India.England are CRUISING towards a HIGHLY-AWAITED WIN here!!42.5 overs: OUT!! Ben Stokes has got Ravichandran Ashwin out caught at covers. Ashwin was looking for the big shot but gets a top-edge that goes straight down the throat of Steven Finn who doesn’t drop those. Ravichandran Ashwin departs after scoring 16 runs off 19 balls with a boundary. Another BLOW for India!!SEVEN RUNS off the over!!41.3 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin picks the slower ball and smacks it towards deep cover for a boundary. A MUCH-NEEDED BOUNDARY for India!! With Ravichandran Ashwin(6) and Ravindra Jadeja(33) at the crease, India are currently at 187/6 after 40 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease for India.36.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Steven Finn has got MS Dhoni out caught at covers. Dhoni reaches out and slices it straight in the hands of Ben Stokes who takes an easy catch. MS Dhoni departs after scoring 29 runs off 42 balls with a boundary and a six. BIG BLOW for India!! advertisementWith MS Dhoni(4) and Ambati Rayudu(35) at the crease, India are currently at 102/4 after 26 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!25.1 overs: FOUR!! Ambati Rayudu goes on the backfoot and flays the late cut behind point for a boundary. Rayudu NEEDS TO CARRY ON from here!! With MS Dhoni(0) and Ambati Rayudu(28) at the crease, India are currently at 91/4 after 22 overs.Moeen Ali has been the find of this tour for England. Hope ECB doesn’t treat him like KP later #IndvsEng Abhishek (@ImAbhishek_) September 5, 2014ONE RUN off the over!!MS Dhoni comes to the crease for India.21.4 overs: OUT!! Moeen Ali has got Suresh Raina out caught by the wicket-keeper. Raina rocks back and flays the cut only to get an outside edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Suresh Raina departs after scoring 18 runs off 23 balls with two boundaries. BIG WICKET for England!! With Suresh Raina(18) and Ambati Rayudu(27) at the crease, India are currently at 90/3 after 21 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!20.3 overs: FOUR!! Ambati Rayudu gets a big stride forward and hammers it over midwicket for a boundary. Rayudu gets a MOVE ON here!!20.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina uses his feet and hoicks it over covers for a boundary. A WARM WELCOME from Raina!!James Tredwell comes into the attack for England. With Suresh Raina(13) and Ambati Rayudu(22) at the crease, India are currently at 80/3 after 20 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!19.6 overs: SIX!! Ambati Rayudu skips down the track and sends it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. TERRIFIC HIT from Rayudu!! With Suresh Raina(11) and Ambati Rayudu(14) at the crease, India are currently at 70/3 after 19 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!! 18.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. That was MARVELLOUS from Raina!! With Suresh Raina(4) and Ambati Rayudu(9) at the crease, India are currently at 58/3 after 17 overs.2 dropped catches in the same over, Raina and Rayudu just got an extra life. Plz make the most of it ? #IndvsEng Need to win the series 4-0 Aditya Anil (@Aditya69577) September 5, 2014TWO RUNS off the over!!Looks like England are TRYING TO EMULATE India’s fielding during the Tests!!14.6 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Alastair Cook has dropped Suresh Raina at first slip. Raina goes for the drive and gets an outside edge through to Cook who dives to his left but fails to grab it in the end. This is POOR FIELDING from England!!14.4 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Chris Woakes has dropped Ambati Rayudu at long-on. Rayudu was looking for the big shot but gets a top-edge high in air while Woakes covers ground quickly only to spill a crucial chance. That’s GOING TO HURT England!! With Suresh Raina(0) and Ambati Rayudu(4) at the crease, India are currently at 49/3 after 14 overs.advertisementSIX RUNS off the over!!Suresh Raina comes to the crease for India.13.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Moeen Ali has bowled Shikhar Dhawan on a slower delivery. Dhawan was looking to flays the slog sweep again but gets beaten in the air as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring 31 runs off 44 balls with four boundaries and a six. India IN A SPOT OF BOTHER now!!13.3 overs: SIX!! Shikhar Dhawan bends down and hammers it over deep midwicket fence for the maximum. That was SMASHED WITH BRUTAL FORCE by Dhawan!! Steven Finn comes into the attack for England. With Shikhar Dhawan(24) and Ambati Rayudu(3) at the crease, India are currently at 41/2 after 12 overs.@jimmy9 is just missing his bestie @StuartBroad8 here in this series #IndvsEng #BowlingDuo Achal Sharma (@achalsharma17) September 5, 2014TWO RUNS off the over!! First sign of spin, Moeen Ali comes into the attack for England. With Shikhar Dhawan(22) and Ambati Rayudu(1) at the crease, India are currently at 37/2 after 10 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!9.6 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan gets on the frontfoot and drills it straight down the ground for another boundary. That was Dhawan AT HIS BEST!!9.3 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan hangs back and crashes the cut past point for a blazing boundary. That was FIERCELY STRUCK by Dhawan!! With Shikhar Dhawan(11) and Ambati Rayudu(0) at the crease, India are currently at 25/2 after seven overs.EXCELLENT OVER by Anderson, a CRUCIAL WICKET and just one run off it!!Kohli has become anderson’s bunny ? #IndvsEng Sneha (@iSneha32) September 5, 2014Ambati Rayudu comes to the crease for India.6.6 overs: OUT!! James Anderson has got Virat Kohli out caught at first slip. Kohli was looking to defend but gets an outside edge through to Alastair Cook who takes a good diving catch. Virat Kohli departs after scoring 13 runs off 21 balls with two boundaries. Kohli’s DISMAL SHOW continues for India!! With Shikhar Dhawan(10) and Virat Kohli(13) at the crease, India are currently at 24/1 after six overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! @imVkohli showing the same intensity and aggressiveness which was missing throughout the series. #EngvInd #IndvsEng Shahan Sibtain (@Sibtain1314) September 5, 20145.2 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli hangs back and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR LINE from Woakes!! With Shikhar Dhawan(10) and Virat Kohli(7) at the crease, India are currently at 18/1 after five overs.NINE RUNS off the over!! Perfect Platform For Kohli… ?? #IndvsEng Waiting For Big One.. Come On Cheeku.. ? Er. Balu (VIP) (@BaluMahe) September 5, 20144.4 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan waits for it and flicks it towards deep midwicket fence for a boundary. 4.2 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. POOR LINE from Anderson!! With Shikhar Dhawan(6) and Virat Kohli(2) at the crease, India are currently at 9/1 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!1.4 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan leans forward and slices it behind point for the first boundary in the innings. That was UNLUCKY for Woakes!!Chris Woakes will bowl from the other end for England.ONE RUN off the over!!Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.0.3 overs: That’s OUT!! James Anderson has got Ajinkya Rahane out caught at point. Rahane reaches out and slices it straight into the hands of Eoin Morgan who takes a comfortable catch. Ajinkya Rahane departs for a golden duck. EARLY BLOW for India!!Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England. England scored 294 runs at the loss odf seven wickets after batting first against India at Headlingley. India made early inroads, reducing the hosts to 39-2. Cook essayed some gorgeous drives and put the innings back on track along with the busy Joe Root. The English captain went for one sweep too many and top-edged one with Dhoni taking a loopy catch. Just when it seemed like Ashwin and Jaddu were in their groove, Buttler and Root brought out the axe and daggers to smash 55 runs in the Batting PP. Root perished soon after reaching three figures, but Stokes took over the baton to power England to a good total. Shami, who fired in the yorkers at the death, was the pick of the Indian bowlers. Experts reckon that the pitch won’t change much. Mark Nicholas on air said that it seems like a ‘Kohli Day’. Will it be Kohli’s day? Do join us back in a short while to find out. But before we head for a break, help yourself to part 46 of our series on India-England Tests in England.Highest totals for Eng in ODIs at Leeds 321/7 v SL, 2006 LOST 295/6 v NZ, 1990 LOST 294/7 v Ind Today Result??? #IndvsEng Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 5, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for England!! ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!49.6 overs: Ben Stokes leans forward and drills it towards midwicket where the awkward bounce forces a misfield from the fielder as the ball races away to the fence. GREAT FINISH for England!! 49.3 overs: FOUR!! Ben Stokes shuffles across and scoops it towards fine leg for a boundary. Mohammed Shami will bowl the FINAL OVER for India!!With James Tredwell(6) and Ben Stokes(24) at the crease, England are currently at 283/7 after 49 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!48.4 overs: SIX!! Ben Stokes bends down and smashes it over deep square leg for the maximum. Yadav is LEAKING CRUCIAL RUNS here!! With James Tredwell(5) and Ben Stokes(15) at the crease, England are currently at 271/7 after 48 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!James Tredwell comes to the crease for England.47.3 overs: OUT!! Mohammed Shami has bowled Chris Woakes on a steaming yorker. Woakes was looking to make room for the big shot but misses it as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Chris Woakes departs after scoring nine runs off nine balls with two boundaries. With Chris Woakes(9) and Ben Stokes(14) at the crease, England are currently at 265/6 after 47 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!46.3 overs: FOUR!! Chris Woakes rocks back and crashes the cut behind backward point for a boundary. 46.1 overs: SIX!! Ben Stokes shimmies down the track and bludgeons it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. That was TONKED by Stokes!!With Chris Woakes(4) and Ben Stokes(7) at the crease, England are currently at 253/6 after 46 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.45.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Joe Root out caught at short fine leg. Root shuffles across looking to scoop it over short fine leg but sends it straight into the hands of Ravichandran Ashwin who takes a good diving catch. Joe Root departs after scoring 113 runs off 108 balls with 10 boundaries and three sixes. BRILLIANT INNINGS from Root!!SEVENTEEN RUNS off the over!!44.6 overs: SIX!! Joe Root picks the length early and smokes it over long-off for the maximum. Root is ON A ROLL here!!44.5 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root flays the reverse-sweep and sends it towards third man for a boundary.44.4 overs: SIX!! Joe Root gets a big stride forward and smashes it over deep midwicket for the maximum. That’s 2nd ODI HUNDRED for Root!! With Joe Root(88) and Jos Buttler(46) at the crease, England are currently at 214/4 after 41 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!40.6 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root picks the length early and smacks it towards deep midwicket for a boundary.NINE RUNS off the over!!39.1 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root gets to the pitch of the delivery and drills it through covers for a boundary.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!38.5 overs: SIX!! Joe Root bends down and flays the slog sweep for the maximum. That was STRUCK POWERFULLY by Root!!FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!!35.3 overs: SIX!! Jos Buttler crashes the cut and gets a top-edge over the third man fence for the maximum. That was SMOKED by Buttler!!35.2 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler makes room and thrashes it past mid-off for a boundary.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ashwin!!Jos Buttler is the new man in for England.28.6 overs: OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got Eoin Morgan out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Morgan was looking to use his feet but gets beaten with the spin as MS Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Eoin Morgan departs after scoring 14 runs off 34 balls with a boundary.23.5 overs: FOUR!! Eoin Morgan flays the reverse-sweep and sends it racing past backward point for a boundary.THREE RUNS off the over!!Eoin Morgan comes to the crease for England.19.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Suresh Raina has got Alastair Cook out caught by the wicket-keeper. Cook was looking to sweep but gets a top-edge that goes high in the air as MS Dhoni completes a simple catch. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 46 runs off 64 balls with six boundaries. BIG BLOW for England!!14.5 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root employs the straight drive and sends it scurrying back past the bowler for a boundary. That was CLASSY from Root!!FIVE RUNS off the over!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.6.6 overs: OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Moeen Ali out caught at third man. Ali reaches out for the wide delivery and slices it straight down the throat of Umesh Yadav who doesn’t drop those. Moeen Ali departs after scoring nine runs off eight balls with two boundaries. Another BLOW for England!!6.4 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. That was UNLUCKY for Bhuvi!!FOUR RUNS off the over!!Moeen Ali comes to the crease for England.3.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Umesh Yadav has got Alex Hales out caught at midwicket. Hales was looking to pull it over midwicket but sends it straight in the hands of Ajinkya Rahane who takes it comfortably. Alex Hales departs after scoring four runs off nine balls. EARLY BLOW for England!!SIX RUNS off the over!!1.5 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook pokes at the length delivery and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for Cook!!Umesh Yadav will bowl from the other end for India.TEN RUNS off the over!!0.6 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and employs the cut shot again for another boundary. Cook off to a POSITIVE START here!!0.4 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for the first boundary in the innings. FAB SHOT from Cook!!Alastair Cook and Alex Hales are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.TOSS: India won the toss and elected to field against England.Teams(from):India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(c/wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.England: Alastair Cook(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler(wk), Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Chris Woakeslast_img read more

With UST’s season 79 exit in her mind, get ready for Rondina show in the Final 4

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting University of Santo Tomas’ superstar will lead the Golden Tigresses to a head-on collision with defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament carrying the memories of Season 79.Rondina was in her third year with the Golden Tigresses when bowed out of the final four with a four-set loss to Lady Spikers and she vowed that she would give it her all in the rematch that eluded her for more than a year.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, logistics“I will do everything I can to get to our goal. There’s no turning back, we’re going all out,” said Rondina in Filipino after UST trumped National University, 27-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-16, Saturday at Filiol Flying V Center.Rondina, who finished with 21 points against the Lady Bulldogs, said she will be her usual self in the semifinals. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img The Golden Tigresses finished their elimination round as the third seed with a 10-4 record while the Lady Spikers will still have to play Far Eastern University to see if they will improve on their 10-3 slate and lock up the no.2 spot of the tournament.“I won’t change, this is still me and how I play,” said Rondina who’s in her final UAAP season. “I made a promise and I want UST to win and it’s through my actions that I will show coach and the UST community especially to the people who believe in us.”“We want to win badly for UST and I hope all our hard work pays off.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Isa Molde still unsure whether she’ll return to UP for another year Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines—Cherry Rondina will head into her second and final Final Four with retribution in mind.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View commentslast_img read more

Amherst Women Win 100th Straight

first_imgAmherst is now in a class by itself.The Jeffs women’s basketball team set an NCAA record, winning their 100th straight home game to break UConn’s record with a 73-63 victory over Baruch on Nov. 23.“It’s hard to imagine, you never think you could do something like this,” Amherst coach G.P. Gromacki said. “It’s a testament to the type of players we have. We’ve had lots of great people come through here.”The Division III school’s streak started with a one-point win over Colby on Jan. 31, 2009. The streak has impressed UConn’s coach Geno Auriemma, who saw his team’s 99-game streak end to St. John’s in 2012.“That’s a lot of games and they probably sustained that through a lot of changes within the team,” Auriemma told The Associated Press.“It can’t be that their environment is way more hostile than anyone else’s so it’s got to be their culture and tradition of expecting to win. Anytime someone wins that many games in a row, they expect to win every game. There isn’t any doubt in their minds that they are going to win.“What Amherst is doing is incredibly difficult to do, and, if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be talking about it.”Amherst (3-0) hasn’t been challenged much at home since that first win over Colby, which came on two free throws with seconds left. Baruch hung tough tying the game at 59 with just under seven minutes left. Amherst then took control of the game with a 10-2 run.Like most of their other victories during the streak, Amherst didn’t celebrate much after the game. The PA announcer mentioned the milestone to the crowd which gave the team a standing ovation.“It’s definitely an exciting milestone for everybody,” said senior Megan Robertson. “For this year’s team, hopefully it’s the first of many accomplishments to come. It’s exciting and I can tell people that I was part of the team that set this record, but we have larger goals.”Robertson, who is sidelined with a knee injury she suffered in January, grew up watching UConn play. “I wanted to play for UConn ’til eighth grade, but then I knew that wasn’t going to be a reality,” the Tewksbury, Massachusetts, native said.The Jeffs are now 29 wins short of the NCAA men’s record set by Kentucky from 1943-55. The team set the D-III mark last season, passing Rust College’s 88 straight wins from 1982-89.The Jeffs have been quite successful under Gromacki, who is in his eighth season. Amherst reached five straight Final Fours from 2009-13 and won the 2011 national championship.“This is great, but hopefully it’s not the best thing we accomplish this season,” Robertson said.(DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Video: OSU’s Home Opener Promo is Awesome

first_imgJust when you thought we were done with the pump-up videos for the year, OSU goes and releases this superhypealicious promo video for the home opener on Saturday.Who cares if it’s an FCS opponent?! This video will get you locked and loaded for the weekend.[OSU Athletics] If 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!last_img read more

De Gea credits instinct for stunning stop

first_imgManchester United Man Utd keeper De Gea credits ‘instinct’ for stunning Matip stop Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 22:37 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() David De Gea Manchester United 2017 Getty Images Manchester United David de Gea Liverpool v Manchester United Liverpool Premier League For the second year running, the Red Devils had to rely on their Spanish shot-stopper to leave Liverpool with a point from a goalless draw Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has attributed his stunning save in Saturday’s goalless draw against Liverpool to pure instinct.The Spain international brilliantly kept out Joel Matip’s close-range effort with his foot in the first half to ensure that Jose Mourinho’s side left Anfield with a point.Giroud 7/2 First Goalscorer v Watford Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. De Gea kept a clean sheet in the same fixture last season by virtue of spectacularly pawing away Philippe Coutinho’s curling effort, but would not be drawn on whether he thought the stop from Matip was better.”I tried to react quickly and sometimes football is so quick,” he told Sky Sports. “At the end I put my foot out and I saved the ball.”It’s instinct to react quickly and try to save the ball.”I don’t know if it’s as good as the one from Coutinho last year. Every save is important, especially at Anfield. It feels good.”FT: Liverpool 0 #MUFC 0. Our unbeaten start to the @PremierLeague campaign continues with a hard-earned point at Anfield. #LIVMUN pic.twitter.com/166M8LtW2J — Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 14, 2017 Manchester United were some distance from their best against the hosts and De Gea admits that Jurgen Klopp’s side were the more dominant side.He added: “We always try to win the game but today I think Liverpool played better than us.”It’s a point away from home so we’re happy.”last_img read more

Ohio State Players Have A Message For ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith

first_imgDwayne Haskins plays against TCU.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks for an open receiver against the TCU Horned Frogs in the third quarter during The AdvoCare Showdown at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Ohio State football players have taken to social media to give a message to ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith.Smith, who’s no stranger to social media pushback, received it in full force this weekend following his comments on former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr.The ESPN personality called Haskins more of a “runner” than a “thrower.”“Haskins is no joke as well,” Smith said, comparing the quarterback to Kyler Murray. “I know that he’s bigger, he can make all the requisite throws on the NFL level. He played for a big time program at Ohio State. I just find him to be more of a runner than a thrower. I could be wrong about that but that’s what I find.” Smith is indeed “wrong about that.”Haskins is very clearly a pro-style quarterback that relies heavily on his arm and almost never his legs. The former Ohio State quarterback set several Buckeyes passing records during his lone season starting in Columbus.Multiple Buckeyes have taken to Twitter to take issue with Smith’s comments.“WHAT!? If Dwayne slow a$$ was a running QB we would have been 1-13 instead of 13-1,” Dre’Mont Jones tweeted.WHAT!? If Dwayne slow a$$ was a running QB we would have been 1-13 instead of 13-1 https://t.co/bLcnGvAO0F— Dre’Mont Jones (@TheOfficial_80) February 8, 2019“Run or throw Ima still win the game,” Haskins added.Run or throw Ima still win the game ?‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/lzDd8iSg8Y— Dwayne Haskins, Jr? (@dh_simba7) February 8, 2019Haskins is considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft class – and it’s not because of his legs.last_img read more

Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s Cup

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 18:43 IST File photo of Shiva Thapa (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShiva Thapa won the gold medal in the 63kg category at President’s CupThe new weight category has been easy to adapt: Shiva ThapaSweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) ended the tournament with a bronzeFour-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa became India’s first gold-medallist at the President’s Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the finals in Astana, Kazakhstan on Saturday.Making his international debut in the newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg, Thapa was to fight Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash but his opponent had to pull out due to injury.Thapa had lost to Safiullin in the Asian Championship semifinal earlier this year.Signing off with a silver medal was woman boxer Parveen (60kg) who lost her final bout to local hope Rimma Volosenko.”The new weight category has been easy to adapt. I have not faced too much difficulty. Obviously there are challenges of facing boxers who are coming from 64kg, given their power but nothing is impossible,” Thapa, a 60kg category boxer before the rejigging of Olympic divisions, told PTI from Astana.Thapa couldn’t make the cut for the September world championships after losing in the trials to Commonwealth Games silver-winner Manish Kaushik.Thapa had defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Argon Kadiribekuulu 4-1 in the last-four stage bout.”Shiva had a great tournament, beating some really fancied opponents. It was an impressive performance,” said India’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva.Earlier, Sweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) had ended their campaign with bronze medals following semifinal defeats.Also Read | Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases into final after straight-game win over Chen YufeiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shiva ThapaFollow India boxingFollow President’s Cup Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s CupShiva Thapa, who made his international debut in the newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg, won the gold medal after Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin pulled out due to injury in Astana on Saturday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Edmonton mayor says CFL Eskimos need to take steps on name change

first_imgWINNIPEG – Edmonton’s mayor says he wants the city’s Canadian Football League team to start taking steps towards a name change.Don Iveson says there needs to be serious conversations about changing the name, given that an organization that represents Inuit people calls the term Eskimos offensive.Iveson says it doesn’t have to be resolved in the next month while the Edmonton Eskimos are in the CFL playoffs.He says it’s up to the team to talk with the public and other stakeholders about what name would work for all, and he’d like to see it happen before the Grey Cup comes to Edmonton next year.Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said earlier this week he wants the Eskimos to change its name to a more inclusive one.Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents Canada’s 60,000 Inuit, said Edmonton can be a leader in Canada’s movement to reconciliation with Indigenous people by changing the name.“It is my hope that the team will respect the wishes of the Inuit and replace its moniker with a team name that is not widely considered an ethnic slur,” Obed said in a statement.Iveson said the views of Inuit need to be acknowledged.“That is difficult to not give serious weight to that feedback,” he said Thursday.The Eskimos said in a statement that it uses the name with “pride and respect.”“At this point in time, we are actively engaged in listening to the conversation that people are having around our name. Those conversations are ongoing and we are keenly listening to all input including from our loyal season seat holders and fans.”The Eskimos are facing the Blue Bombers in the CFL western semifinal on Saturday in Winnipeg.Similar petitions to change names have been made to the NFL’s Washington Redskins, Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves and the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks.(CTV Edmonton, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Demi Lovato Announces Treatment Scholarship

first_imgDemi Lovato has partnered with CAST Recovery to create The Lovato Treatment Scholarship in honor of her dad, Patrick Lovato, who passed away in part due to untreated mental health and addiction issues.Demi has battled these issues throughout her life, and she understands what’s at stake. At the same time, effective treatment is costly, and many can’t afford the care they need.The Lovato Treatment Scholarship will cover expenses for someone struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, including the costs for one of CAST Recovery’s transitional living homes, as well as the clinical services provided at CAST’s outpatient program.Demi knows the CAST Recovery team well. She continues to work with them directly, and trusts that their programs offer some of the best services available.For those interested in applying for The Lovato Treatment Scholarship, please email us your story at lovatoscholarship@castrecovery.com. Let us know who you are and why you are seeking help.Demi and the CAST Recovery team wish they could help everyone, but unfortunately they can’t. And while the scholarship will only be able to help one person at a time, Demi will continue to speak out on these issues and lend their voice to those in need.For those who need immediate help and cannot afford treatment, please go to www.treatment4addiction.com for all of what SAMHSA’s database has to offer plus so much more.Source:CAST Recoverylast_img read more

WWE Supports 12 Charities With New Facebook Watch Show

first_imgWWE today unveiled the 12 charitable organizations paired up with WWE Superstars competing in Mixed Match Challenge, a single-elimination mixed tag-team tournament, where the winning team will receive $100,000 to support their charity of choice.WWE Mixed Match ChallengeMixed Match Challenge is a 12-week tournament that will stream live in the U.S. exclusively on Facebook Watch beginning this Tuesday, January 16 at 10 p.m. ET.“Giving back is in WWE’s DNA and part of our long history, so we are thrilled that each Mixed Match Challenge team will compete to win the grand prize of $100,000 to support organizations that are truly important to them,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “This unique and exciting content partnership with Facebook allows us to raise awareness and funds for important initiatives and supports our mission of putting smiles on people’s faces around the world.”Mixed Match Challenge Charities/TeamsIn addition to the $100,000 grand prize, each team’s charitable organization will automatically receive $10,000.The charities and teams include:• AmeriCares helps save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Represented by: Bayley and Elias. • Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides the resources needed to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Represented by: Jimmy Uso & Naomi. • Connor’s Cure raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research, in partnership with The V Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Represented by: Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman. • Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation initiative, inspires and connects girls globally through its leadership program that positions girls to be changemakers in their communities. Represented by: Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair. • Global Citizen encourages the collective actions of people around the world with the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Represented by: Lana and Rusev. • Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Represented by: Alicia Fox and Goldust. • KaBOOM! is dedicated to making sure all kids get the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. Represented by: Big E and Carmella. • Make-A-Wish Foundation creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Represented by: Natalya and Shinsuke Nakamura. • Rescue Dogs Rock is an animal rescue organization whose goal is to provide homeless, neglected or abused dogs the medical care they need and the loving home they deserve. Represented by: Asuka and The Miz. • UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first and works towards the day when no children suffer from preventable causes. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Represented by: Becky Lynch and Sami Zayn. • Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to empower people with intellectual disabilities. Represented by: Finn Bálor and Sasha Banks. • Susan G. Komen for the Cure mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Represented by: Apollo Crews and Nia Jax.Facebook Watch is a new platform for shows on Facebook where brands can build and engage with a community of fans. Facebook Watch is available on desktop, mobile and connected TV apps. Fans can follow Mixed Match Challenge to add episodes to their personal Watchlists.last_img read more

Five countries set to run unopposed for nonpermanent Security Council seats

14 October 2009The General Assembly is expected to elect Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria as non-permanent members of the Security Council for two-year terms starting on 1 January next year. The five countries are set to run unopposed in their respective regions when voting takes place tomorrow at United Nations Headquarters in New York. This would mark the first time since 2004 that there has been a Security Council election with no contested seats.Gabon and Nigeria have been endorsed as candidates by the African group and, if chosen, would succeed Burkina Faso and Libya. Brazil is set to replace Costa Rica in the Latin American and Caribbean category.In Eastern Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the only declared candidate for the seat currently held by Croatia, while Lebanon won regional endorsement from the Asian group to succeed Viet Nam.Council elections are conducted by secret ballot in the General Assembly, and winning candidates requires a two-thirds majority of ballots of members present and voting. Formal balloting takes place even when there is only one declared candidate per available seat.The five countries chosen tomorrow will join Austria, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and Uganda, whose terms on the 15-member body end on 31 December 2010. The five permanent members are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. read more

Wave of smarter data collection could transform how Canada does business IDC

by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 16, 2014 12:47 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – A new wave of intelligent sensors, cameras and tracking devices is expected to sweep across Canada over the next few years, quickly transforming how business is done — much as smartphones took communications to a new level of performance.The forecast prepared by IDC Canada and funded by Telus Corp. (TSX:T) shows companies are prepared to dramatically increase spending to collect and analyse data on complex issues like city traffic flows, pipeline safety and health care.Tony Olvet, IDC Canada’s group vice-president for research, says Canada is just beginning a period of rapid industrial-scale innovation that will have far-reaching implications, not only for many industries but also for cities and hospitals.“We’ve been able to communicate over phone lines for over a century but the capabilities that are in a smartphone far surpass voice communication . . . If you take that as a parallel into industrial or commercial machinery, that’s what we’re looking at today.”“The ability to analyse, predict and make changes in real-time to a process . . . those are the things we see as new and valuable to businesses.”IDC estimates that $21 billion will be spent on such projects in 2018, up from $5.6 billion last year.Olvet based his remarks on IDC’s interviews with representatives of about 209 Canadian organizations that it considered a representative sample of large and mid-sized companies. About two-thirds of the companies had at least 500 employees. Regionally, the study included 90 Ontario companies, 69 from the West and 50 from Atlantic Canada and Quebec.About 13 per cent of the respondents to the IDC study were working on what’s been called the Internet of Things, or IoT, which refers to intelligent, controllable devices that are usually connected by wireless communications.An additional 30 per cent of the respondents were planning to adopt that type of technology within two years — often planning to make small, easy steps that provide a quick payoff.“Some of them will be short projects and some could take a number of years to roll out but have a very long-term lifespan and have an economic impact that’s quite wide,” Olvet said.For example, Humber River Hospital in western Toronto is designing digital technology into its building from the outset in order to improve energy usage and medical treatment.“Many of the innovations that they’re building into that hospital are examples of the Internet of Things,” Olvet said.Telus vice-president Jim Senko said the Vancouver-based company — one of the country’s biggest telecom service providers — sees IoT-related services and technology as “one of a number of emerging businesses that will provide new growth for us and it will be meaningful.”He said the Telus wireless communications network is one of its most obvious assets but added that its secure data centres are another and a third is its expertise in system design and installation.“I think we have all the skills in different parts of our organization and what we’re doing is putting it together and focusing it on IoT,” Senko said.Telus is only one of the companies that has said recently that they are gearing up for the Internet of Things, which is machine-to-machine technology, and the Internet of Everything (IoE), which refers to machine-to-machine (M2M), person-to-machine (P2M), and person-to-person (P2P) connections.California-based Cisco Systems (Nasdaq:CSCO), which is the world’s largest maker of computer-networking equipment, is planning to open an Internet of Everything Innovation Centre in Toronto, one of four locations around the world. It expects to spend $100 million over a decade on the initiative including infrastructure, technology, staffing and operational costs.-Follow @DavidPaddon on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Olvet’s name. Wave of smarter data collection could transform how Canada does business: IDC read more

Brock gets 29 million to support leading researchers

From left: Tomas Hudlicky, Jennifer Rowsell, Kevin Kee, John BonnettThe number of globally recognized researchers working at Brock is growing again thanks to a federal government investment in the Canada Research Chairs program.The university now has 12 Canada Research Chairs who are recognized as international experts in their respective fields of research and development.Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced an investment this week of $275.6 million to fund 310 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) at 53 Canadian universities. His comments were made in Toronto at a two-day conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Canada Research Chairs program.Brock will receive $2.9 million for four Chairs — one new and three re-appointed — as part of the announcement. They are:Jennifer Rowsell (new), who studies the many forms of literacy in the modern worldJohn Bonnett (re-appointed), who researches the use of augmented reality in historical applicationsTomas Hudlicky (re-appointed), who converts chemical compounds into the building blocks of pharmaceuticalsKevin Kee (re-appointed), who uses computer applications such as serious gaming to enhance classroom learning“We are proud that Niagara can be home to world leaders in research and scholarship, people who make invaluable contributions to knowledge and to our community,” said Ian Brindle, Brock’s Vice-President, Research.The funding “will help strengthen Canada’s capacity for leading-edge research,” Clement said at the announcement.Launched in 2000, the Canada Research Chairs Program is designed to attract the best talent from Canada and around the world. read more

Microsoft fires patent missile at Android poster boy Motorola

first_imgMicrosoft is doing a brisk trade in Android patent licensing, locking up several smartphone and tablet manufacturers with lucrative royalty deals for its patented tech. So far, HTC has been the company’s biggest win, and that deal alone nets Microsoft more cash than its own Windows Phone 7 over the past year-plus. Other deals have been struck with companies like Inventec, Huawei, and ZTE, but Microsoft now has another great big Android fish to fry. In addition to chasing Samsung, the legal crew in Redmond is now going after none other than Motorola.Once again, Microsoft is claiming that its patents are being trampled upon and this time it’s Motorola who’s allegedly in the wrong. In addition to telling the ITC that seven patents are being infringed, Microsoft has asked that the importation of Motorola phones be halted in the United States.It’s a scene straight out of a spaghetti western, with Microsoft challenging Google-owned Motorola Mobility to six-guns at high noon. If Microsoft wins, the verdict will come as a massive backhand to the face of Google and Android in general, with its brand new poster child forced to pony up to Microsoft. That would send a strong message that Microsoft has been right all along, and that Android OEMs should beware.Underhanded? A little, but it’s all part of the patent game — and now that Google is directly involved via Motorola, the stakes may never have been higher. Motorola Mobility spokesperson Jennifer Erickson has said that the company will “vigorously defend itself,” and you can bet Google will be willing to get its hands dirty, too.This isn’t a battle that will be over quickly. The initial ITC investigation won’t wrap up until March 2012, and there could be appeals-a-plenty.More at Bloomberg[Android image – laihu]last_img read more

Moto X specs press shots and benchmarks leak

first_imgThe Moto X has been spoken about in hushed tones of quiet reverence for many months now, but the first Google-blessed smartphone from Motorola is rumored to arrive next month. As is common with a high-profile release, the leaks have started to pile up. Not only have full press images shown up, but specs and benchmark scores are in the wild.The Moto X is not going to be a completely maxed out smartphone — it’s perhaps a little on the modest side, but still a premium-feeling device. The phone is rumored to come in various colors, but so far the black and white have leaked, and they seem nice. Happily, the white phone is white on the front and  back — not one of those Oreo cookie deals like the white Nexus 4.Specs have shown up listing a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 720p screen at 4.7 inches, 10MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 16GB of storage (no microSD card), 2200 mAh non-removable battery, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, NFC, and Android 4.2.2. So, it’s not packing a new Snapdragon 600, but that might not matter.According to benchmarks from the AT&T version of the Moto X (codenamed Ghost), the device’s dual-core Snapdragon can hold its own. In the AnTuTu overall system bench, the Moto X scores a little faster than quad-core Snapdragon S4 phones, and almost as fast as Snapdragon 600 devices. The 3DMark graphics test was also a win for the Moto X, which bested even the HTC One with it’s faster ARM chip. Although, both chips actually have the same GPU — the Adreno 320.Google is reportedly planning to spend $500 million marketing the Moto X, so get ready to see a lot of it. The Moto X announcement is scheduled for August 1st in New York.last_img read more

London attacker What we know so far about Khalid Masood

first_imgLondon attacker: What we know so far about Khalid Masood Former schoolmates said he had been a popular student and a “happy-go-lucky” character. 13,466 Views People view floral tributes in Parliament Square.Another man who witnessed the pub attack, Lee Lawrence, told the tabloid that Masood told him: “I just want blood, I dream about killing someone.”He soon got into trouble again. Police said his last conviction was in 2003, for the possession of a knife, in what reports said was another violent attack on a man.Saudi link Prime Minister Theresa May said Masood was once investigated by British domestic spy agency MI5 in relation to “concerns about violent extremism”, but was not part of the current “intelligence picture”.Masood spent time as an English teacher in Saudi Arabia, including year-long stints starting in November 2005 and again in April 2008, and returned for the Hajj in 2015.But the Saudi embassy in London said in a statement:During his time in Saudi Arabia, Khalid Masood did not appear on the security services’ radar and does not have a criminal record in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The Islamic State group claimed that one of its “soldiers” had carried out the London attack following a call to target countries fighting the jihadists in Iraq and Syria.Police said they were seeking to establish if Masood was inspired by terrorist propaganda, or if “others have encouraged, supported or directed him”.Laughing and joking Masood lived in several locations around southern England over the years, fathering two daughters with his first wife, before having a short-lived marriage with a Muslim woman, according to media reports.At the time of the attack, he was believed to have been living in Birmingham, reportedly with another partner and one or more young children.The night before, Masood stayed in a hotel in Brighton on the southern English coast, where he told staff he was visiting friends. Armed police at Carriage Gates, one of the entry points to the Palace of Westminster.He had rented a car that he later used to mow down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge from a branch of Enterprise in Solihull in Birmingham, the company confirmed.Sabeur Toumi, manager of the Preston Park Hotel in Brighton, told Sky News that police had shown him a photo to confirm Masood’s identity.The attacker, who had also stayed the previous Friday, had been “very friendly, laughing and joking”, and discussed his family in Birmingham, he said.It is very shocking because these days you don’t know who are the bad ones and who are the good ones. He was just like any other guest who checked into the hotel.“He was a nice guy. I used to see him outside doing his garden,” Iwona Romek, a former neighbour, told the Birmingham Mail.Romek said the family had abruptly moved out of their house in Winson Green, a neighbourhood in western Birmingham, around Christmas without saying goodbye.More recently Masood may have been living in a flat next to a Persian restaurant and a pizza parlour in the upmarket Edgbaston neighbourhood, according to reports.© – AFP, 2017 Read: 75-year-old man becomes fifth person to die after Westminster attack >Read: ‘We are not afraid’ – London pays tribute to Westminster victims > Mar 25th 2017, 2:01 PM By AFP 31 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 2:01 PM Share8 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/3306561 Then I saw he was quieter and much more serious. I gave him some cash-in-hand work for a few months as a labourer. Short URL KHALID MASOOD, THE British man behind this week’s terror attack on parliament, was a Muslim convert with a history of violence who was known to security services but only as a “peripheral” figure.Police said the 52-year-old father, who also used the names Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao, was not under investigation when he went on the rampage in Westminster on Wednesday, killing four people.They believe he was acting alone, but described the attack as “Islamist-inspired”, while the Islamic State group claimed he was one of their “soldiers”.Masood was born on Christmas Day 1964 to a single mother, who remarried when he was young and brought him and his step-brothers up in a middle-class area of Kent, in southeast England, according to media reports.Former schoolmates said he had been a popular student who excelled academically and at sport, and that he was a “happy-go-lucky” character.His first brush with the law came in 1983, with a conviction for criminal damage, while further convictions for assault and possession of offensive weapons would follow over the next 20 years.Mark Ashdown, an old schoolfriend, described “Ade” as he knew him as a “Jack-the-lad” character with whom he used to go out partying, drinking, taking drugs and chasing girls.But he said he was changed by a fight in his local village pub in Sussex, southern England, after which Masood was jailed in 2000 for slashing a man’s face.“When he first came out he told me he’d become a Muslim in prison, and I thought he was joking,” Ashdown told The Sun.last_img read more

How Female Cops Molly Solverson and Gloria Burgle Shaped Fargo

first_img Carrie Coon Joins Infinity War, A Strange Sequel and More MCU NewsFargo Leaves the End of its Story Up to Us Stay on target As an anthology series, each season of Fargo tells its own complete story. As long as you jump in at the start of the new season, you don’t need to have seen the previous ones to appreciate what’s going on. Of course, that doesn’t mean there aren’t connections and rewards for viewers who have seen it all the way through. With every new season, part of the fun is hunting for references to the previous ones. And the movie. And other Coen Brothers movies. While the second season was clearly a prequel to the first, the third season stands more on its own. So far, our one major connection has been the recent appearance of Mr. Wrench from season one. But of course, each season connects thematically to the others, and there’s no greater parallel between seasons one and three than the capable, underestimated lady cop.In season one, Molly Solverson (played by Allison Tolman) attempted to solve the mystery surrounding Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) and Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton). In season three, Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon) tries to solve the murder of her former stepfather, which draws her into the middle of a feud between the two Stussy brothers (both played by Ewan McGregor). Season two didn’t have a lady cop, though Lou Solverson’s (Patrick Wilson) wife did help her husband figure things out. For the purposes of this comparison though, we’ll just focus on seasons one and three. Both are modeled after Marge Gunderson (Francis McDormand) from the movie. All three are faced with confusing, convoluted murder cases involving people who aren’t very good at the whole crime thing.Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson, Bob Odenkirk as Bill Oswalt (CR: Chris Large/FX)The StruggleOne thing that both Solverson and Burgle have to deal with that Gunderson doesn’t is having their authority constantly undermined by their (male) bosses. That’s partially to pad out the plot. The movie is just over an hour and a half long. With the convoluted case, bumbling criminals, and odd Mike Yanagita scene, that’s all it takes for Gunderson to solve the case. With each season of Fargo being 10 hours long, Solverson and Burgle need something other than the mystery at hand to struggle against. They need something to hold them back and prevent them from wrapping up the season one-and-a-half episodes in.For Solverson, that was Chief of Police Bill Oswalt, played by Bob Odenkirk. He was friends with Lester Nygaard, and was therefore all too willing to believe his story. When the details didn’t add up for Solverson, Oswalt put her under immense pressure to let it go. He didn’t want to believe that his high school buddy could possibly have murdered his wife. Even when a witness saw Nygaard talking with murder suspect Lorne Malvo, he insists there’s no connection. Further, attempts to question Nygaard lead to accusations of harassment, and a direct order to drop the case. In season one, Solverson is vindicated when the ill-fated FBI agents (played by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) take a look at her work. They marvel at the how much of the case she solved on her own, and make Oswalt feel stupid for not listening to her. Realizing that he failed to see that one of his best friends was a murderer, Oswalt resigned. Solverson, for all her hard work, became the new chief.Shea Whigham, Carrie Coon (Photo via FX)It’s hard to say at this point whether Burgle will see the same vindication. With two episodes left in the season, she’s only just now gotten a major break in her case, with Emmit Stussy apparently ready to confess. It’s hard to say whether that will matter to her boss, who remains the most frustratingly difficult obstacle any Fargo protagonist has ever faced. Played brilliantly by Shea Whigham, Chief Moe Dammik refuses to believe there’s any connection between the Stussy brothers and her murdered ex-stepfather, who also happened to have taken the name “Stussy.” He’s so obtuse; he spends an entire scene telling Burgle a long story that boils down to “coincidences are a thing.” Even when a suspect is almost assassinated in the police station, he still refuses to believe anything bigger is going on.He also represents a greater threat to Burgle than Oswalt did to Solverson. While Oswalt represented a boys’ club mentality standing in Solverson’s way, Dammik is there to take Burgle’s job. Gloria Burgle is already the chief of the Eden Valley Police when season three begins. Dammik is the chief of the County Police, who are absorbing her department. After last week’s time jump, the transition is over. Burgle is a deputy and the police department has a very different look. She may yet solve the mystery, but she won’t be chief again.Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo (CR: Chris Large/FX)The AnticlimaxBurgle’s story appears to be building up to another parallel between Burgle and Solverson’s stories: An anticlimactic end to the biggest cases of their lives. In season one, though Solverson gets credit for piecing everything together, she isn’t the one to take down Malvo. That honor goes to her husband, Gus Grimly, who isn’t even a cop anymore. He’s the one who tracks Malvo to his cabin hideout, and shoots him. In the season’s final scene, he receives a citation for bravery. Solverson responds that that’s OK. She gets to be chief. The whole season felt like a build up to a showdown between her and Malvo, and we didn’t get it. It was purposefully anticlimactic, because that’s not how real life murder cases play out. And Fargo is a true story, after all.Season three appears to be setting us up for the same kind of disappointment. She’ll solve the mystery, but we may not get the Burgle-Varga showdown we all want. She may not even catch him at all. Remember, it took a cornered Lester Nygaard, the police work of Molly Solverson, and the bravery of Gus Grimly to take Malvo down. Varga seems much more competent and restrained than Malvo. Nobody has been able to get the drop on him. He may just slip away from all this unscathed.Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard, Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson (CR: Chris Large/FX)The InterviewThe best scenes in all of Fargo are when the cop asks an involved party a simple question that bothers them way more than it should In the movie, this led to one of the great scenes of cinema history. All it took was William H. Macy and Frances McDormand sitting across a desk from one another, talking. Marge Gunderson asks again if any cars had gone missing from the lot, and Jerry Lundegaard flips out. (“I’m… cooperatin’ here!”) In that moment, everything Gunderson suspected is confirmed. Lundegaard is definitely involved in his wife’s disappearance, and after he flees the interview, it’s only a matter of time before he’s caught.This scene repeats itself multiple times over the course of a season on Fargo. In season one, Molly Solverson visits Lester Nygaard at his workplace multiple times asking for clarification about the night his wife was murdered. (I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I’m just now realizing how similar the names of the major players of season one are to those of the film.) It doesn’t take long before Nygaard starts yelling at her about harassment, begging to be left alone. His disproportionate reaction gives him away, inspiring Solverson to keep coming after him.Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon (Photo via FX)Gloria Burgle has two suspects to question, though both are portrayed by the same actor. When she learns that the man who killed Ennis Stussy had a parole officer with the same last name, she starts thinking there might be some kind of connection there. One interview later, she’s absolutely sure there is. With girlfriend Nikki Swango by his side, Ray Stussy is cool and confident. Without her, he melts after two or three questions. Emmit isn’t much better. After questioning him, she doesn’t know about Varga, but it’s obvious he’s hiding something. After Ray turns up dead, she doesn’t buy the neatly packaged story Varga left for the police. She knows Emmit’s involved, but isn’t quite sure how.These scenes are where the policewomen of Fargo really get to shine. They aren’t the ones who chase down the bad guys in the end, so these are their big showdowns. They confront someone they suspect is a liar, and watch them prove it. Their styles of interrogation are a bit different. Tolman’s Solverson is relentless in her questioning, showing up at Nygaard’s office and home, constantly bringing up the details her boss is content to overlook. Burgle appears less sure of herself. As the world is changing around her, she still isn’t quite aware of how deep this murder case goes. She just knows that something is off. That’s all she needs to ask the right questions. It doesn’t even feel like she means to reduce her interviewees to quivering, shouting puddles of nerves.Jordan Peele as Agent Pepper, Keegan-Michael Key as Agent Budge, Bob Odenkirk as Bill Oswalt, Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson (CR: Chris Large/FX)MotherhoodThe policewomen of Fargo have very different relationships with motherhood. This all stems from Marge Gunderson, who was pregnant during the events of the movie. The first season managed to avoid direct comparisons between the Frances McDormand and Allison Tolman by having Molly Solverson start out a single woman. We go to know her has a funny, sharp and dedicated cop. Then, late in the season, the show jumped forward a year. Suddenly, she was married to Gus and well into a pregnancy. That’s when you realized she had more in common with Marge Gunderson than you ever thought. That’s when season one wore its movie inspiration proudly, telling you exactly what role Solverson was going to fill.Carrie Coon’s Gloria Burgle, on the other hand, is at a completely different stage in her life. She has a kid, and there’s no chance of a pregnancy happening anytime soon. Her son is the reason she even has a relationship with the murdered Ennis Stussy in the first place. She wants him to have a father figure to look up to, even if the closest thing she can offer is an ex-stepdad who divorced her mother ages ago.Carrie Coon, Graham Verchere (Photo via FX)Their relationships with motherhood forms how they relate to the mystery at hand. The stakes are high and personal, because for Gunderson and Solverson, they’re about to bring a child into a world that has suddenly proved to be much less safe than they’d assumed. In the movie, Gunderson tears up when she realizes that someone would kidnap, kill and woodchip people “all for a little bit of money.” In season one, Solverson’s hometown of Bemidji is suddenly home to a serial killer and a man who seems to have gotten away with killing his first wife. By contrast, season three has Gloria Burgle realizing that she can’t protect her son from the horrors of the world. She tries to give him a father figure, but he’s asphyxiated to death. She tries to fight off change, and live the small-town life she’s comfortable with, but the march of progress drags her along with it. She and her son have to navigate a world that is suddenly much bigger than the one they’ve always known.Ray Wise, Carrie Coon (Photo via FX)Why Is Gloria Different?The discerning lady cop has become a Fargo archetype at this point, but all three are very different people, and their cases mean different things to them. Marge Gunderson slowly comes to realize that humans are capable of some terrible things when a little bit of money comes into play. In the end, with the men responsible caught, she and her husband can look forward to welcoming their child into the world. Molly Solverson follows a similar journey, though the show takes the time to establish her as her own character. She isn’t as immediately snappy when an interviewee yells at her out of nowhere. It only makes her more suspicious and determined. By the end of the season, she’s in a similar place to Gunderson at the end of the film. She takes comfort in the fact that she kept her family safe. She’s proud of her husband’s accomplishments, and looking forward to meeting her child.Season three’s Gloria Burgle is the first of Fargo‘s policewomen to break this formula. That’s what makes her so interesting. In a season where the rest of the plot seems to be going by the numbers, Burgle is the one consistent bit of fresh air. It also helps that Carrie Coon is fantastic. Her story is all about getting lost in a world she doesn’t recognize. This was explored literally in the Los Angeles episode, but her own town is increasingly foreign to her. This is especially apparent when we see her relationship with technology. She doesn’t like it, and it doesn’t even recognize her. (Coon’s character in The Leftovers also shares this trait. Fargo creator Noah Hawley says he wasn’t aware of this, and Coon didn’t tell him.) This season takes place in 2010, a time when technology was rapidly taking over everyday life. Burgle refuses to be a part of it. Her police department is entirely offline. It doesn’t even have a website. It’s not until the county takes over that the office is forced to start using computers.Burgle’s distaste for technology has already saved her life once. When Varga searched for her on Facebook, he was shocked that he couldn’t find any evidence of her existence. She is the one person Varga can’t seem to hurt. Even as the world threatens to drag you kicking and screaming into the future, there appears to be some worth in lagging behind a little. Burgle’s unfamiliarity with the world around her may be what allows her to catch Varga. With two episodes left in the season, it won’t be long before we find out.last_img read more