Oppn. parties all set to corner Punjab government in House

December 1, 2019

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first_imgWith the Punjab Assembly session slated to start from August 2, the Opposition parties are all set to corner the ruling Congress government on the issues of unemployment, prevailing agrarian crisis and deteriorating law and order in the State.Besides, the issue of closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with sacrilege cases is also likely to be be at the center stage.Aam Aadmi Party’s Harpal Singh Cheema, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, said that his party would take up the issue of CBI closure report with the seriousness it merited. “Also, we will raise issues of unemployment, drugs menace, farmers’ loan and agrarian crisis among other public-centric issues,” he said.“It had been four long years since the incident of desecration of thw Guru Granth Sahib and the police firing incident at Behbal Kalan-Kotkapura took place, but yet nothing had come out of the investigations. Investigating teams are yet to ascertain who were behind the firing incidents at Behbal Kalan-Kotakpura and desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib,” he alleged.The Leader of the Opposition accused the Congress government of running away from deliberating on key issues concerning Punjab and its people. “Its for this reason that the session was restricted to a mere two sittings, which is unfortunate,” he said.The monsoon session of the Punjab Assembly will be held from August 2 to 6.The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has also accused the Congress government of shying away from discussing the burning issues of the State and asked Assembly Speaker Rana K.P. Singh to hold a three-week session.Senior Akali Dal leader Daljit Cheema on Sunday said that party would raise the issue of deteriorating law and order in the State among other issues on the floor of the House.“The State government has completely failed to maintain law and order. People are not even safe in jails. The recent murder of a person in Nabha Jail and mysterious death of a drugs smuggling accused in Amritsar jail, were the latest instances to prove the point,” said Mr. Cheema.Farmers’ suicide“Earlier this month incessant rain resulted in flooding in Sangrur and Patiala districts but the government failed to deal with the situation aptly, letting people suffer. There are several issues that we will raise, including increasing farmers suicide and rise in power tariffs,” said Mr. Cheema.last_img read more


Griezmann deserved The Best nomination, says Godin

November 19, 2019

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first_imgAtletico Madrid captain Diego Godin does not understand how Antoine Griezmann was not nominated in the shortlist to win FIFA’s The Best award and hopes that the World Cup winner is given the recognition he deserves in the Ballon d’Or.Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and eventual winner Luka Modric were the final three players in the running for the prestigious award, with Griezmann’s absence a major talking point.The attacker won the Europa League with Atletico Madrid last term and the World Cup with France, and Godin is at a loss to explain how he could have been so overlooked.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “If we look at what he achieved in 2018, I think Antoine deserved to be there,” he told L’Equipe. “He won the Europa League and was the decisive player in the final, he won the World Cup and was also the best player in the final. “I don’t see what else he could have done. Oh yes, win the European Super Cup! And he did that, too.”Godin explained that Griezmann’s role in the squad goes beyond that of most forwards.“It goes beyond scoring goals or making assists,” he explained. “Above all, he’s a team player who puts the collective before himself and who plays an important tactical function. “He knows and feels what he has to do for the common good. He understands the game extremely well and makes the right decisions for others. What’s more, he’s got this intelligence to be in the right place on the field. He makes the difference.”With this in mind, Godin has backed his club-mate for the Ballon d’Or, the shortlist for which will be revealed on October 8, with the winner declared on December 3.“As a team-mate, as a captain and as a friend, I hope with all my heart that he wins it,” he said. “I know that it would make him really happy, and everyone at Atletico would share his happiness if that was the case.”In the meantime, Godin, Griezmann and the remainder of the Atletico squad are preparing for a derby meeting with Real Madrid on Saturday at the Bernabeu.last_img read more


Skill development, tech edu future hope for youth: J&K CM

November 19, 2019

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first_imgJammu, Jul 10 (PTI) Terming technical education as the hope for youth in terms of employability, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said today that her government is laying a network of skill enhancing institutes in the state.Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a polytechnic college here today, she said that tourism and skill development are the two areas that hold a definite promise of avenues for the youth.She said her government had given technical education a thrust and ITIs and polytechnics are being set up across the state to prepare a skilled workforce.Mufti said that with the state opening to a developmental and infrastructural revolution, technically trained local manpower would be in huge demand.Once trained, the youth from these polytechnics could even have better job prospects outside the state, she said.The polytechnic college here comprises 16 laboratories, four workshops and two drawing halls. The chief minister also inaugurated polytechnic colleges at Kathua and Samba through online mode. She also laid the foundation of colleges at Doda, Kishtwar and Udhampur. She also said that with a rail link coming to Katra and its subsequent linkage to Banihal would make it an important tourist halt point which can give the local economy a big boost.Earlier, the chief minister laid the foundation of an indoor stadium at Reasi.To be built at a cost of Rs 4 crore, the stadium would have facilities for indoor games like badminton, basketball, table tennis, athletics etc.She directed completion of the stadium within an year.advertisementIn his address, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said the government has laid a network of polytechnics and hoped that through this network, the local and traditional trades in the state will be preserved and revived.Minister for Technical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari said the chief minister has directed that an indoor stadium be constructed in every district.He said his department is planning to introduce vocational training exclusively for women soon. PTI AB ADSlast_img read more


The 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases In College Sports: BBN Region

October 27, 2019

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first_imgBBN region of College Spun's Most Annoying Fan Bases bracket.College sports fans, though passionate and loyal, can also be really, really annoying. But who’s the worst of the worst? We’ve gone through and picked out the 64 most annoying fan bases in college sports. You guys are going to tell us which deserves to be crowned the most intolerable of all. You can vote on the #FSUTwitter Region here, the #WeAre Region here and the #PAWWWL Region here.The 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases Bracket2015 Most AnnoyingVote On The #BBN Region Below1. Kentucky Basketball Fans vs. 16. Tournament-Only CBB Fansuktourneyfans (1)Big Blue Nation or fans who only come out for March Madness? Woof. More Annoying: Kentucky Basketball Fans or Tournament-Only CBB Fans?2. UConn Women’s Basketball Fans vs. 15. Syracuse Lacrosse FansucwbbcuselaxTwo former rivals matchup in an unlikely contest. More Annoying: UConn Women’s Basketball Fans or Syracuse Lacrosse Fans?3. S-E-C Chanters vs. 14. Boise State Football FanssecbsuPeople who don’t even rep their school vs. people who don’t know how to stop. More Annoying: S-E-C Chanters or Boise State Football Fans?4. Indiana Basketball Fans vs. 13. Wichita State Basketball FansiuwsuA fan base looking to return to glory vs. a fan base still looking for respect. More Annoying: Indiana Basketball Fans or Wichita State Basketball Fans?5. Auburn Football Fans vs. 12. Oregon Football FansauburnoregonTwo schools that Alabama fans love to hate – one a bit more than the other, however. More Annoying: Auburn Football Fans or Oregon Football Fans6. Drake Apologists vs. 11. NC State Basketball FansdrakencstatePeople who support Drake’s many fanhoods vs. people obsessed with ripping on other fanhoods. More Annoying: Drake Apologists or N.C. State Basketball Fans?7. Louisville Basketball Fans vs. 10. People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket PicksuoflbracketKentucky’s nemesis vs. the nemesis of anyone who actually likes college basketball. More Annoying: Louisville Basketball Fans or Bracket Fans?8. Ohio State Football Fans vs. Coach Cal HatersosucalhateTwo squads that honestly might be under-seeded. More Annoying: Ohio State Football Fans or Coach Cal Haters?Now Vote On The #FSUTwitter Regionlast_img read more


Video: WR Just Made The “Catch Of The Year”

October 26, 2019

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first_imgTexas Tech wide receiver makes incredible catch.We’re less than 30 minutes into Saturday’s slate of college football games and we may have already seen the catch of the year. It came in the first quarter of Texas Tech’s game against Ole Miss.The Red Raiders were down 7-0 early after Ole Miss hit the ground running. There was no giving up for Texas Tech, however.Texas Tech quarterback McClane Carter connected with wide receiver T.J. Vasher on what is already being call the catch of the year.Vasher went up and brought the ball down with one hand, a la Odell Beckham Jr.Check it out.T.J. Vasher, this is absurd. pic.twitter.com/9KmKgTWEHq— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 1, 2018You won’t see a better catch than that throughout the course of the season.Ole Miss and Texas Tech are scoring at will. The teams have already combined for 21 points in the first five minutes of the game.last_img read more


BWF World Championships Final, Live Streaming: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, When and Where to Watch

October 25, 2019

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first_imgBWF World Championships Final, Live Streaming: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, When and Where to WatchBidding to win her first gold at the BWF Badminton Championships, PV Sindhu will take on Nozomi Okuhara in the finals on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk BaselAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 11:05 IST BWF World Championships Final, Live Streaming: PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara. (Reuters Photo)PV Sindhu will take on Nozomi Okuhara in the finals of BWF World Championships Women’s singles as she bids for the elusive gold medal.Sindhu defeated China’s Chen Yu Fei 21-7, 21-14 to enter the finals of the ongoing BWF World Championships on Saturday.Sindhu brushed off the challenge in straight games, inside 39 minutes. In the first game, Sindhu was too dominant for her Chinese opponent and she shrugged off the challenge easily, winning the first game 21-7.Sindhu had entered the semi-finals on Friday as she defeated Tai Tzu Ying 12-21, 23-21, 21-19.Sindhu has beaten Okuhara 5 times in 8 meetings, including the quarter-final at last year’s world meet, since the epic World Championships 2017 final. The familiarity factor should help Sindhu go one step further on Sunday and she acknowledges it.What time is the BWF World Championships final between PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara?PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara, BWF World Championships final will start from 4.10 PM IST on August 25, 2019.Which TV channels will air the BWF World Championships final between PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara?You can watch the BWF World Championships final between PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where can I watch the BWF World Championships final between PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara live online?You can also watch online coverage on Indian streaming service, Hotstar. You can also follow the match live on https://www.indiatoday.in/sports.Also Read | World Championships 2019: PV Sindhu targets elusive gold in final showdown vs Nozomi OkuharaAlso See:advertisementFor 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow Nozomi OkuharaFollow BWF World Championship Nextlast_img read more


India and Japan to Strengthen Their Cooperation in …

October 24, 2019

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first_imgzoom India and Japan want to strengthen their cooperation in the shipping sector. In this connection, a delegation under the leadership of Union Minister of Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan, is visiting Japan from today till the 12th of November on an invitation from Mr. Akihiro Ohta, the Hon’ble Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Government of Japan.The visiting delegation will have discussions with the Japanese Government aimed at better coordination between two countries and further enabling of various Japanese companies to utilize facilities at Indian ports, more particular of Ennore and Chennai Ports. Shri Vasan will also lead discussions for obtaining funding from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the Outer Harbour project of VOC Port, Thuthikoodi.The Government of Japan had earlier shown interest in developing Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor as part of Penninsular Region Industrial Development corridor (PRIDe) of India. Ennore Port has been identified as one of the main logistic hubs in this industrial corridor development. JICA has already commenced a study for the purpose.The visiting Indian delegation is membered by Secretary (Shipping) Shri Vishwapati Trivedi, CMD of Ennore Port Ltd., Shri M.A. Bhaskarachar, and other officials of the Shipping Ministry. The delegation besides meeting the political leaders, government officials and business leaders during their visit, would be visiting the Port of Yokohama and Port of Nagoya to see the port operations and the latest technologies being utilized in these two ports. Expertise of the Japanese in port operations, ship recycling and shipbuilding are expected to be utilized by the Indian ports and shipyards in the future.Japanese automobile manufacturing companies like Toyota, Mitsubushi, Isuzu, Nissan and Toshiba have been using Chennai Port for importing automobile components through containers for their factories located in Chennai. The Japanese Company M/s Metal One (Mitshubishi group) is importing steel coils used for automobile industry through Chennai Port in the break bulk form. Around 240 Japanese companies have developed businesses in and around Chennai in the last decade.Various Japanese Companies have also been evincing a lot of interest in enhancing their use of the Ennore Port. At present, Nissan Motors India and Toyota are the major Japanese companies using the Ennore Port facilities for their export. M/s Nissan Motors has exported about 3 lakhs cars from Ennore Port. Toyota has so far exported 42,000 cars from the Port.KSP, November 7, 2013last_img read more


Nenshi sides with Notley on AlbertaBC pipeline dispute

October 17, 2019

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first_imgFor the first time, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is weighing in on the latest dispute between Alberta, British Columbia and the Trans Mountain expansion project.Premier Rachel Notley has promised economic or legal action against B.C., which announced plans this week to ban increased shipments of bitumen off its coast until it can determine if shippers are prepared to deal with a spill.Nenshi said the B.C. government needs to do a better job of reviewing the federally approved project.“I would strongly encourage the British Columbia government to actually read the N.E.B. ruling that talks, in great detail, about what they claim to be concerned about, about the risk of bitumen spills. I will also remind them that when you fill up your gas in the lower mainland where do you think that gas came from? It came from the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline,” said Nenshi.He’s happy with Notley’s decision.“What the province of British Columbia has done on Trans Mountain is a stunt, it is a dangerous stunt. It is absolute political pandering of the worst kind,” said Nenshi. “I am strongly behind Premier Notley on whatever she does to push this. It is time for us to show our strength and I’m also calling upon the federal government to come together and assert their responsibility and their jurisdiction on this matter.”Nenshi said without the pipeline, oil would be shipped by tanker into Burnaby, B.C., adding that transporting product by pipeline is not only safer, but it also keeps coastal gas prices lower.last_img read more


Friends Show Appreciation For Robin Williams

October 16, 2019

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first_img“I will never forget the day I met him and he stood on his head in my office chair and pretended to drink a glass of water using his finger like a straw,” director Garry Marshall told the LA Times.There is no doubt that the late actor Robin Williams had a knack for making people laugh. In a statement about his passing from The Juilliard School, where Williams attended in the mid-70s, president Joseph Polisi said, “Robin’s genius for comedic improvisation was matched by his deep understanding of the actor’s art and how to touch his audience in meaningful ways. As an artist, he brought together a unique mix of traditional actor training with a creative spirit that set new standards for performance in cinema, television and live theater.”That Williams brought joy and inspiration is echoed by countless industry people, but there are many actors who also praise him for the profound effect he had directly on their careers.“He made Matt [Damon] and my dreams come true,” said Ben Affleck. “What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything.” Marlee Matlin said, “He was so helpful early in my career. I have no words. I am heartbroken.”Jessica Chastain credits Williams for enabling her to even go to school. “Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate college,” said Chastain. “We didn’t have a lot of money and Juillard is a pretty expensive school. Robin Williams was a very generous Julliard alumnus and gave a scholarship every two years to a student. It paid for everything and I got it.”Although Chastain never did meet Williams during her time at Julliard, she is still deeply appreciative of the education that was provided for her. “Robin Williams changed my life. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others as he supported me.”Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more


First Nations issues with the mining sector hot topic at PDAC annual

October 14, 2019

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first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s where the world’s mining industry meets.The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada is hosting its annual convention in Toronto.First Nations issues with the mining sector is one of the hot topics.That includes a major undeveloped piece of land in Ontario.APTN’s Delaney Windigo files this report.last_img


Its official There will be no AAPCongress alliance

October 12, 2019

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first_imgNEW DELHI: After much speculation and back-door talks, the AAP and Congress have finally decided against any alliance.While the Congress will announce the list of candidates by Saturday, the AAP said the party can fight alone and defeat BJP and Congress in Delhi. “AAP wanted to have an alliance in other states also which is not practical. Every state is different,” Congress in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko said during a press conference. The leader further said that the Congress would announce the seats either on Saturday or Sunday but added that they are still open for an alliance in Delhi. “We will announce the seats tomorrow or day after tomorrow. If they are ready for an alliance in Delhi with Congress, we are ready even today,” he said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Congress’s reaction came hours after AAP’s Gopal Rai said that the Jananayak Janata Party (JJP) has entered into an alliance in Haryana for Lok Sabha elections. “JJP will contest on 7 seats and AAP will contest on three seats in Haryana,” he said. For an alliance with the grand old party, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s party demanded Gurgaon, Faridabad and Karnal seats — three Haryana constituencies in the National Capital Region (NCR) — in return for giving up on major Delhi seats.last_img read more


Lanka says UNHRC should not be politicized

October 8, 2019

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He said that countries emerging from painful conflicts and renewing their commitment to economic and  social development after the eradication of terrorism, deserve understanding and sympathetic  support  from the international community, not judgmental attitudes buttressed by pressure which erodes the dignity and self-respect of developing nations. Sri Lanka says the developing world has a particular interest in ensuring that the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is not politicized.External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris said that such organs of the UN System should not become  instruments  for  giving  effect  to  decisions  made  by  power  blocs  for  political  reasons. He said this during a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria Olugbenga Ayodeji  Ashiru, the External Affairs Ministry said. “If  political  and  strategic  alignments, rather  than  recourse  to  an  issue  based  approach,  are  seen  to  determine  voting  patterns,  the  actual  conduct  of  these bodies,  over  time,  will  move  further  and  further  away  from  the  value  system  underpinning  the  Charter  of  the  United  Nations,”  the  Minister  observed.Professor Peiris emphasized that external intervention at a time when domestic procedures are vibrant and moving forward, is entirely counterproductive in terms of achieving results on the ground. read more


WebRTC Still a Journey Not a Destination

October 7, 2019

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Web_Communications_774.png WebRTC is a journey, not a destination.Tags:News & ViewsvoiceVideocommunicationsGoogleMicrosoftWebRTCAPIs & Embedded CommunicationsReal-Time CommunicationsTechnology Trends Articles You Might Like You should add to all that the pace at which browser vendors are shifting their WebRTC APIs to align with the upcoming 1.0 specification (causing more instabilities to existing WebRTC applications along the way). With WebRTC, though, would you expect something you develop and deploy today to work just as well a year or two from today? If you would, then there’s definitely an expectation issue there. Here are a few pointers for you to consider: Microsoft is replacing the engine used in Edge with ChromiumDown the road, there are thoughts around introducing QUIC to WebRTC as well as using more of WebAssembly in WebRTC Log in or register to post comments I’ve got a personal website, written in Hebrew, where I last wrote in August 2018. Before that? August 2016. Before that? February 2016. And before that? August 2013. You can say that my own professional site takes most of my time these days, while my personal site gets a bit neglected. The interesting thing is, however, that whenever I go to my personal website to write something, it just works. There’s nothing that I have to do to get it to work; it just works. I am hosting this personal website using WordPress, on a managed hosting service, so I don’t have to deal with security, maintenance, backup, or other headaches. The WordPress release is even automatically upgraded for me, as well as PHP and other technologies that are used. When these updates occur, nothing breaks as a result. Somehow, that website has stood the test of time and the software rot that can often take down other systems. WebRTC enables developers to add live voice and video communications to websites and applications. It’s great, but it’s also still rather new, and thus evolving. If you don’t keep pace with all this change, your code rots and becomes irrelevant, and this happens way faster with WebRTC than with many other technologies. Don’t get me wrong, WebRTC is great — there’s no other real alternative. But it isn’t a destination. You don’t sweat it out to get WebRTC into your product and then sit back and relax or move on to the next shiny technology. With WebRTC, you need to continue at it. You need to maintain a development team with the role of keeping the lights on, making sure things don’t break with new browser releases, and maybe adding more features as they become available. WebRTC 1.0 isn’t out yet. It’s coming, but no one knows when exactlyGoogle has been making and continues to make changes to its WebRTC implementation in Chrome:A new echo canceller was just recently introducedIts whole audio threading model got revampedThere’s a new experiment of mDNS going on No Results FoundSorry, but there appears to be no content for this. If you plan on using WebRTC for one of your business applications, be aware that WebRTC requires not only an initial development investment but also an ongoing investment — and this ongoing investment is going to be with you for the foreseeable future. read more


Cyprus Annan holds good and very useful meeting with Rauf Denktash

October 6, 2019

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Mr. Annan has asked his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, to travel to the island tomorrow for consultations with both Mr. Denktash and Greek Cypriot leader Glafcos Clerides, the statement said.A number of sessions of proximity talks were held during 2000, but no talks have yet been held this year after Mr. Denktash asked the Secretary-General not to set a date for further talks.


Historic makeover Harriet Tubman to be face on 20 bill

October 3, 2019

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by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Apr 20, 2016 11:08 am MDT Last Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Historic makeover: Harriet Tubman to be face on $20 bill FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File) WASHINGTON – U.S. paper money is getting a historic makeover.Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, will be the new face on the $20 bill.The leader of the Underground Railroad is replacing the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president and a slave owner, who is being pushed to the back of the bill.And Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury secretary who’s enjoying a revival thanks to a hit Broadway play, will keep his spot on the $10 note after earlier talk of his removal.The changes are part of a currency redesign announced Wednesday by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, with the new $20 marking two historic milestones: Tubman will become the first African-American to ever be featured on U.S. paper money and the first woman to be depicted on paper currency in 100 years.“This gesture sends a powerful message, because of the tendency in American history, the background of excluding women and marginalizing them as national symbols,” said Riche Richardson, associate professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. “So even the symbolic significance of this cannot be overstated.”Lew also settled a backlash that had erupted after he had announced an initial plan to remove Hamilton from the $10 bill in order to honour a woman on the bill. Instead, the Treasury building on the back of the bill will be changed to commemorate a 1913 march that ended on the steps of the building. It will also feature suffragette leaders Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul.The back of the $20, which now shows the White House, will be redesigned to include the White House and Jackson, whose statute stands across the street in Lafayette Park.The $5 bill will also undergo change: The illustration of the Lincoln Memorial on the back will be redesigned to honour “events at the Lincoln Memorial that helped to shape our history and our democracy.”The new image on the $5 bill will include civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who gave his famous “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the memorial in 1963, and Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt. Anderson, an African-American opera singer, gave a concert at the memorial in 1939 after she had been blocked from singing at the then-segregated Constitution Hall. The Lincoln Memorial concert was arranged by Mrs. Roosevelt.An online group, Women on 20s, said it was encouraged that Lew was responding to its campaign to replace Jackson with a woman. But it said it wouldn’t be satisfied unless Lew committed to issuing the new $20 bill at the same time that the redesigned $10 bill is scheduled to be issued in 2020.Lew didn’t go that far Wednesday. But he pledged that at least the designs for all three bills will be accelerated so they’ll be finished by 2020 — the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. He said the new notes will go into circulation as fast as possible after that, consistent with the need to incorporate new anti-counterfeiting measures in the designs.U.S. currency has undergone upgrades over the years to stay ahead of counterfeiters. But the updates proposed by Lew for the three bills would be the most sweeping changes since 1929, when all U.S. paper money was redesigned to feature more standard designs and a smaller size to save printing costs.Lew had initially selected the $10 bill to feature a woman because under the original timetable it was the next bill to be redesigned. But that proposal met fierce objections from supporters of Hamilton, who is enjoying renewed popular interest with the smash Broadway hit musical “Hamilton.”Tubman, who was born into slavery in the early part of the 19th century, escaped and then used the network of anti-slavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad to transport other slaves to freedom. After the Civil War, Tubman, who died in 1913, became active in the campaign for women’s suffrage.Numerous groups have been campaigning to have a woman honoured on the nation’s paper currency, which has been an all-male domain for more than a century.Amrita Myers, a historian at Indiana University, said honouring Tubman was appropriate.“Not only is this going to be the first African-American historical figure on U.S. currency, but it’s a woman specifically from the era of slavery,” Myers said.Wednesday’s announcement helped mark a decades-long decline in the reputation of Jackson, once a pillar of the modern Democratic Party but now often defined by his ownership of slaves and the “Trail of Tears” saga that forcibly removed American Indians from their land.Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker said in a statement that the currency move was a “small but meaningful vindication” for Native Americans.The last woman featured on U.S. paper money was Martha Washington, who was on a dollar silver certificate from 1891 to 1896. The only other woman ever featured on U.S. paper money was Pocahontas, from 1865 to 1869. Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea are on dollar coins.___Associated Press reporters Deepti Hajela and Hillel Italie in New York and Errin Haines Whack in Philadelphia contributed to this report. read more


Weight Watchers program starting at Brock

October 2, 2019

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Weight Watchers at Work is coming to Brock University. Staff and faculty are invited to attend an information meeting on April 26, 2016 to learn more about the program and to register. For an overview of what the program offers visit: https://weightwatchers.com/ca/enThe first meeting and formal registration will be held Tuesday, April 26 from  noon to 1 p.m. in Plaza 409.  Future meetings will be held on Tuesdays during lunch hours.Please RSVP to Tressie Dutchyn by April 22 at tdutchyn@brocku.ca to indicate your interest in participating. Formal registration will take place on the 26 with Weight Watchers’ rep, Edith Reid. read more


Brock launches Canadas first concurrent MBA MPH degree program

October 2, 2019

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Starting this fall, Brock University is launching Canada’s first Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Health (MPH) concurrent degree program.Offered through the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Goodman School of Business, the two-year program will help develop tomorrow’s health leaders providing students with a strong foundation in both management and public health.“The MBA MPH blends the best of business and public health education,” says Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes. “The need for public health officials to have solid business backgrounds is becoming more and more important, and Brock is looking to fill that gap with this program that is relevant to today’s health administration environment.”During the first year of the program, students will be on campus taking core MBA courses. For the second year, students will take MPH courses delivered online.“Brock’s MPH and MBA graduate programs are both internationally recognized,” says Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Dean Peter Tiidus. “Both programs overlap in extremely relevant and timely ways.“Taking an interdisciplinary approach to launch Canada’s first concurrent MBA and MPH degree program means we can offer a well-rounded approach to learning about public health administration.”The program also includes a mandatory six-month internship offered through the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.“Current health innovations are dynamic and ever-changing,” says MPH Graduate Program Director Brent Faught. “We have a civil responsibility to prepare our graduates not just for the careers of today, but the vocations of the future in public health management. The practical experience gained through the MPH internship helps to keep our students a step ahead.”The MBA MPH program also addresses the challenges of providing optimal care in a manner that is operationally self-sustainable, says Goodman’s Graduate Program Director Carrie Kelly.“This program will generate personal and professional fulfilment for our students and respond to the growing need for graduates who can lead the charge in re-imagining management in public health,” she added.More information on the program can be found on the Goodman website. read more


Columbus Police sting operation led to Adolphus Washington solicitation citation

October 2, 2019

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OSU senior defensive tackle Adolphus Washington speaks to the media during Big Ten Media Days in Chicago in July 2015. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Assistant Sports EditorNewly released court documents show it was a Columbus Division of Police sting operation that led to the citation of senior defensive tackle Adolphus Washington.Washington was charged and released by the Columbus Police Vice Squad Unit on Wednesday night with a first-degree misdemeanor charge of solicitation for prostitution. The incident took place at the Extended Stay America hotel in Worthington, Ohio.An affidavit filed Friday by Columbus Police stated Washington first contacted an officer who was acting as a “decoy prostitute” in response to an ad posted by detectives on the classified advertising website Backpage.com.The advertisement was posted in the “escorts” section, stating “New to Columbus, Experience the Best.”Washington called the officer with a request to visit and asked for the address, before following up with a text message just after 10 p.m., according to the document. Washington texted again about 20 minutes later, stating he had arrived at the hotel.At 10:36 p.m., Washington entered the hotel room, where the decoy asked how long Washigton intended to visit, to which he responded, “a short stay.”The officer told Washington that a visit of that length would cost $60. However, after the officer stated she did not have change for Washington’s $100, Washington began to negotiate, asking, “Well, what will $100 get me?”The officer responded that $100 would pay for a one-hour visit. Washington agreed to the new price before placing his cash on the hotel dresser.The officer then offered Washington ”some head.” Upon agreeing to receive fellatio, Washington was detained by detectives, according to the document.OSU coach Urban Meyer announced that Washington has been suspended for the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame. The game was scheduled to be Washington’s last with the Buckeyes.In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, Washington expressed remorse for his actions.“I want to sincerely apologize to my family, to coach Meyer and the coaching staff, to my teammates and my friends for my lack of judgement (Wednesday) night and for my actions that I truly regret. I have wanted to be a high-character teammate, a contributor to the success of this program and, most importantly, someone my family can be proud of,” he said in the statement. “I am extremely disappointed in myself, and I can honestly say I will learn from my mistake and I will accept the consequences that deservedly will come my way. And I hope that people will know that I am truly sorry and that I sincerely do apologize.”Washington’s arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 17.Wednesday’s citation was the second in less than two months for the Buckeyes, as redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated early in the morning of Oct. 31. read more


Womens Basketball Rebounding issues holding Ohio State back from reaching potential

October 2, 2019

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Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga corrals a rebound during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Quinnipiac on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State should not have had a problem securing rebounds during Sunday afternoon’s 85-76 win against Washington. The Huskies were outrebounded by Idaho State 46-27 in their season-opening loss, then lost the rebounding battle to BYU 43-39 in a 80-72 win. They did not play anyone taller than 6-foot-1 against the Buckeyes, while Ohio State started 6-foot-3 forward Stephanie Mavunga and played forwards Alexa Hart (6-foot-3) and Makayla Waterman (6-foot-2).Yet, Washington (1-2) pulled down 46 rebounds, with 17 coming on the offensive glass, and No. 9 Ohio State (4-1) controlled 40 boards.“I think it’s two-fold,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said after the game. “It’s discipline because you can really want it, but if you’re not hitting your person and running by and going and getting the ball, then that’s a problem. So it’s discipline, and then it’s want-to. We lacked in both areas today.”In the first half, the discrepancy was even more apparent as Washington held a 28-17 advantage on the glass. The visiting team had 12 offensive rebounds by halftime, which nearly equalled Ohio State’s 14 defensive rebounds.Ohio State senior forward Alexa Hart takes a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor“We were terrible on the boards. I still feel like, even in the second half,” Mavunga said. “And it’s kind of bad because we’ve been really working on that, he’s been really emphasizing boxing out, hitting your person, going to get the rebound.”The struggles to secure boards against Washington did not come as a complete shock. The Buckeyes outrebounded Idaho 59-35, but Louisville outrebounded Ohio State 47-29. And though McGuff’s team held a 55-41 rebound advantage against Quinnipiac, the Bobcats had just one less first-half rebound than the Buckeyes.But the recent rebounding struggles come in stark contrast to how Ohio State opened the season. In the Buckeyes first game of the season, a 85-64 victory against Stanford, they dominated the glass. Mavunga set a school record with 26 rebounds and her team held a commanding 64-41 rebounding edge. It seemed rebounding could be an area of strength for Ohio State after it had multiple seasons of meager totals.“Did we get worse at rebounding or did we not try hard enough today?,” McGuff asked. “I think we probably know the answer to that.”Ohio State plays a starting lineup that features just one post player in Mavunga. Though Mavunga has four double-doubles in five games and became the third player to average a double-double in program history last season, she doesn’t receive much help from fellow tall forwards. The Buckeyes start a four-guard lineup featuring Kelsey Mitchell, Sierra Calhoun, Asia Doss and Linnae Harper, and play the group for much of the game. Of the four, only Calhoun stands taller than 5-foot-8, and she rarely enters the post due to her shooting ability.Instead, Harper, who is listed at 5-foot-8, acts as a quasi-forward at times, crashing the glass. The scrappy guard picked up nine rebounds against the Huskies. She corralled 18 rebounds against Idaho, 10 against Quinnipiac, 11 against Stanford and seven versus Louisville. McGuff understands the negatives posed by playing a four-guard lineup, but said he likes the ability to play different lineups and not feel like the team is lacking rebounding despite not playing a lineup featuring taller players.“The thing that I like about it is she can rebound around the basket, where she gets in kind of wrestling matches with people,” McGuff said. “She can also come from the perimeter and rebound. She gives us a lot of versatility and with her rebounding, it allows us to play in a lot of different ways.”Mavunga said continued rebounding struggles would keep the Buckeyes from reaching their desired success, but believes the problem will be quashed with further practice.“I think that we’re going to be really holding ourselves accountable and holding our teammates accountable, especially starting this week in practice,” Mavunga said. “We’ve already fessed up and we’ve already realized the problem.”Ohio State’s ability to beat top-level teams depends on progress in overcoming its rebound struggles. And given the steps back since the beginning of the season, the progress has already begun, but it has been in the wrong direction. read more


Ohio State mens lacrosse looking to simplify things against Marquette

September 28, 2019

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Senior goalkeeper Greg Dutton watches from the goal during a game against Robert Morris Feb. 1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (0-2) is looking to turn things around.Following back-to-back overtime losses to start the season, the team is set to return to Columbus Saturday to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles.Coming away from Jacksonville, Fla., after falling to Massachusetts, 12-11, in overtime as part of the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic, OSU coach Nick Myers said there is no time to hit the reset button.“Two tough losses, no doubt,” Myers said. “Coming up short is tough, but we are really just focused on the next task at hand which is Marquette on Saturday.”Marquette (1-1), which is in its second year as a Division I program, is coming off arguably its biggest win to date after knocking off Hofstra, 11-9, on the road in Hempstead, N.Y.OSU senior defenseman Joe Meurer said the Buckeyes have to focus on improving their communication in order to limit Marquette’s chances this weekend.“Obviously giving up 12 goals (in the loss to UMass) is not a staple of our defense, so we need to improve there,” Meurer said. “It’s just continuing to develop a chemistry on the defensive end and knowing when to slide.”One area that has been a concern early in the season for OSU — which also fell to Johns Hopkins, 10-9, Feb. 9 in triple overtime — has been its special teams, as they are 0-9 with the man-up advantage through two games. The early season struggles come after scoring 46 percent of the time in the same situation last season, good for fourth in the nation.“We have to simplify things,” Myers said. “We have gotten a number of different looks from different teams … it’s just settling into some basic different sets that we have, identifying areas that we think we can capitalize off of, and having an answer when we see different looks.”Another aspect that should be key for the Buckeyes throughout the rest of the season is evening up their faceoff percentage.Losing one of the best faceoff players in the country last season in Trey Wilkes (13th in the country at 58 percent), OSU has struggled to find a permanent replacement, going 13-51 against Johns Hopkins and UMass.“We are 25 percent at the X right now which isn’t stellar at all,” senior defenseman Dominic Imbordino said. “We definitely want to get that number up and get our offense the ball more, but right now we are trying to find an identity there and I think it’s going to turn around soon.”This is slated to be the second all-time meeting between the Buckeyes and the Golden Eagles as they met last year in Marquette’s first ever game as a Division I school, with OSU walking away with the 18-8 victory.Game time for the Buckeyes and the Golden Eagles is set for Saturday at noon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. read more