An FIR has been registered against film-maker Shirish Kunder with Hazratganj Police for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath .The FIR was registered based on a complaint filed by Amit Kumar Tiwari, Secretary of Thakurdwara Trust of Ayodhya, said Deputy SP Avnish Kumar Mishra.Mr. Kunder had wrote on Twitter: “Hoping a goon will stop rioting once he’s allowed to rule is like expecting a rapist to stop raping once he’s allowed to rape (sic)”.In another tweet, he had said: “Going by the logic of making a goon as CM so that he behaves, Dawood can be CBI director. And Mallya — RBI Governor (sic).”
CWG organising committee secretary general Lalit Bhanot today said all the venues are complete and they are ready to host not only the next month’s Commonwealth Games but also Olympics.”All the Games venues are ready and the International bodies have also certified that they are fit to host events,” Bhanot said.”There was delay in the construction of these venues but they are now completely ready and are of world class standard.These stadiums can host events like the Olympics and world championships,” he added.Bhanot also hoped that India will improve on its previous performance at Melbourne Games.”In the Melbourne Games we won 52 medals and secured the fourth position. That was the best Indian tally but this time we hope to get the third spot with around 75 medals,” he said.”In athletics we won two silvers in Melbourne. This year we hope for six to eight medals,” he said.
WWE Survivor Series 2019 Results, Recap: NXT Prove to be Dominant Force; Roman Reigns Wins One for SmackDown
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sunday’s Survivor Series, which saw Raw, SmackDown and for the first time, NXT, being pitted against each other, culminated with the black and gold brand emerging supreme, from the ‘main roster’, following their TakeOver War Games a day earlier. The evening saw some stellar action from Lio Rush, Roman Reigns, Rhea Ripley, Tommaso Ciampa and Daniel Bryan in separate matches. Rey Mysterio’s feud with Brock Lesnar ended with the WWE Champion winning the match despite interference from Mysterio’s son Dominick.The evening saw Universal Champion ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt defeat Daniel Bryan via pinfall to retain the title. Despite the veteran superstar connecting with the crowd with his ‘Yes’ chants, innumerable dropkicks and stomps to the face, Bryan ultimately lost when Wyatt forced the Mandible Claw on him for the pinfall. The Men’s survivor series saw Roman Reigns (SmackDown) emerge supreme by defeating Keith Lee of NXT to become the sole survivor for the Blue Brand. Tommaso Ciampa, a night removed from teh stellar War Games win, made it to the final four, while Lee eliminated Seth Rollins. However, Lee missed a moonsault to only be hit by Reigns with a spear for the win.Order of elimination: NXT’s WALTER, SmackDown’s (SD) Shorty G, Raw’s Kevin Owens, NXT’s Damian Priest, Raw’s Orton, NXT’s Riddle, SD’s Braun Strowman, Raw’s Ricochet, SD’s Mustafa Ali, Raw’s McIntyre, SD’s Corbin, NXT’s Ciampa, Raw’s Rollins.Another highlight of the evening was the No Hold Barred WWE Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Rey Mysterio which the champ won via pinfall. The highlight was definitely Mysterio’s son Dominick entering the bout and double teaming with his dad against The Beast Incarnate.Here’s what else happened on WWE Survivor Series 2019:Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (SD) won the Tag Team Battle Royal. Forgotten Sons from NXT were the first to be eliminated, followed by SD’s Lucha House, Raw’s Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, NXT’s Imperium, SD’s Heavy Machinery, NXT’s Breezango, SD’s Revival, Raw’s The OC and Raw’s Street Profits.Cruiserweight Championship match saw champion Lio Rush (NXT) steal an oppurtunistic win ove SD’s Kalisto via pinfall and Raw’s Akira Tozawa (Raw) to retain the belt.Tag Team Championship match saw Viking Raiders (Raw) defeat Undisputed Era (NXT) via pinfall and New Day (SD).Roderick Strong (NXT) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (SD) via pinfall and AJ Styles (Raw).NXT Championship Adam Cole defeated Pete Dunne via pinfall to retain the title.The evening also saw Rhea Ripley (NXT) defeat Sasha Banks (SD) via pinfall while NXT survived in the traditional Women’s Survivor Series match. The first to be eliminated was SD’s Nikki Cross, followed by Raw’s Sarah Logan, SD’s Carmella, Raw’s Kairi Sane, SD’s Dana Brooke, Raw’s Asuka abandoned her team, Raw’s Flair, SD’s Evans, NXT’s Toni Storm, NXT’s Belair, Raw’s Natalya.Also, the evening saw Shayna Baszler (NXT) defeat Bayley (SD) via submission and Becky Lynch (Raw), giving NXT the overall win for the evening. Becky LynchBray WyattBrock Lesnardaniel bryan First Published: November 25, 2019, 10:18 AM IST
New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Milk products major Mother Dairy today announced its association with Delhi Daredevils as its principal sponsor in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). As a part of this association, Mother Dairy brand will be seen as the principal sponsor of the Delhi Daredevils team jersey, along with the visibility at key spots on match days. Speaking on the association, S Nagarajan, Managing Director Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd., said, “Its a matter of great joy to be a part of the Indian Festival of T20 extravaganza. This association presents us with a fantastic platform to connect with our consumers and cricket fans. “In India, sports is picking up as a genre and connects well especially with the younger age group who are gradually shifting towards nutritious and healthy lifestyle, hence creating a perfect opportunity for us to bond with today?s generation,” Nagarajan said in a release. Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua stated, “We are delighted to welcome Mother Dairy to the Delhi Daredevils family. I am confident that with their support, Delhi Daredevils, with the exciting new additions to our squad will be able to give our fans a lot to cheer about this season.” PTI PDS KHS
MithaliMumbai, Dec 9 (PTI) The Indian women?s cricket team captain Mithali Raj today recalled her journey to the top and revealed that as an Indian player she had travelled unreserved in a train.”There were a lot of struggles in my journey. Now we are under the BCCI, but that time (when women cricketers were not under the board), the normal basic facility which a sports person gets to play even (we did not get). As an India cricketer, I have travelled unreserved from Hyderabad to Delhi by train, as an India player,” Mithali remembered at a session of ?We The Women? initiative which was moderated by scribe Barkha Dutt. To which Dutt quipped, “That would never happen to a man”.”That?s what Rahul Dravid said. He said he has never travelled in train as an India player, but I did. But those difficulties make us strong. As women we face so many challenges at an early stage, that when we mature and take up the challenges, we become so strong mentally, that we can do so many things, that we ourselves don?t believe that we are capable of,” 35-year-old Jodhpur born Mithali added.Mithali also recalled that her grandparents were not comfortable when she took up sports.Asked if people opposed her, she said “Very much, because I am from South India, my grandparents were not comfortable that I was playing a sport (cricket). My parents had to bear a lot, but they have cocooned my life in a such a way, that I did not have to deal with the negativity.”advertisementOn the occasion, Mithali presented a ?HER? award to Iqra Rasool, a budding cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir, who wants to become a pace bowler and is now training in Bengal.Mithali had led the Indian team to the final of the ICC Women?s World Cup held earlier this year. In the final, the team lost to England in a nail biting contest.Earlier in the day, Olympic medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik also graced ?We The Women?, a programme where diverse viewpoints, challenges and celebration of all that women have achieved were discussed. PTI NRB BNM
If we don’t dream of winning an Olympics medal, there is no point in going to Tokyo: Achanta Sharath Kamal
After having bagged all the seven gold medals in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships which ended in Cuttack two days ago, the Indian paddlers are confident of putting up a good show in the Tokyo Olympics next year. Leading them from the front is 37-year-old Achanta Sharath Kamal, an old warhorse who knows pretty well how to handle the burden of expectations and, at the same time, keep feet firmly on ground, not ignoring the reality.”It is going to be very difficult to win an Olympic medal,” he admits in a chat with Aaj Tak.”If you see our world ranking, we are currently 10th or 11th and we need to be in the top three to win a medal. But, I won’t write it off. In sport, the ranking really doesn’t matter. Form on that given day does. If you see even in the cricket World Cup, India were the favourites to win the tournament but it didn’t happen. I have always believed since my childhood that anything can happen and that miracles do happen. It is an outside chance but we have to keep dreaming of winning an Olympic medal because if we don’t that, then there’s no point in going all the way to Tokyo.”It has been 17 years since Sharath made it to the Indian team for the first time. The desire to sign it off with a medal in the Olympics has never been so strong, especially after a memorable 2018 for the Indian table tennis.advertisement”The hopes have risen a lot after the way we performed in 2018, winning medals at the Commonwealth Games and making history at the Asian Games as well. We are trying to live up to it. We’ve won seven gold medals at the just-concluded Commonwealth Championships. In terms of world ranking too, I am currently sitting at 32 after ending the last year in the top 30. G Sathiyan is in the top 25 and Manika Batra is also doing so well. So, the growth has been really good. We are moving in the right direction with a hope of winning a medal in Tokyo next year,” Sharath, who will be representing Chennai Lions in the new season of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) tournament, said with an air of optimism.”Earlier the gap between me and the rest was too much. But now we two (Sharath & Sathiyan) are in the top 40 and Harmeet Desai, Manav Thakkar, Amalraj and many other youngsters are not too far behind making our team’s bench strength very strong. This is the reason that our team ranking has also gone up in the world,” he adds.Fighting a lone battle for long, the Indian team will finally have a new coach in Canadian Dejan Papic whose name was announced by the governing body with just one year remaining for the Tokyo Olympics to start.”It does hamper the preparation a bit but one thing which I have learnt in my long career is that whether there’s a coach or not, you have to handle yourself on your own. This is an individual sport and unlike team game, coach may not play a very big role. Yes, things are easy for everyone if there’s a coach as it helps in team building. Hopefully, Papic’s experience will be useful and the good thing is that I have known him for some time now so it should all be smooth.”Also Read | Ace shooter Manu Bhaker gets admission in Lady Shri Ram College under sports quotaAlso Read | These matches were warm-ups for the World Championship: Hima Das on her 5 gold medals
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Napoli president De Laurentiis: Mourinho wanted to buy Koulibaly for £95Mby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Kalidou Koulibaly for Manchester United.De Laurentiis says his side rejected a £95m bid from United for Koulibaly earlier this month.He told Corriere del Mezzogirono: “Mourinho wanted him, we rejected £95 million.“But now it’s impossible that he leaves Napoli.”Indeed, Koulibaly penned a new deal to 2023 with Napoli this week.
Twitter/@jeffrey_moore7One Georgia fan got a little more excited than most with his Dawgs’ win over Missouri, and it earned him a hospital trip.Late Saturday night, Georgia fan Jeff Moore posted a video of his friend celebrating Jacob Eason’s late touchdown pass, which proved to be the game-winner in UGA’s 28-27 win at Faurot Field. That celebration involved throwing a cooler across the room for no apparent reason, and crashing through a window. He was very happy.Everyone please look at what I have to deal with on a daily basis.Go dawgs? pic.twitter.com/lj9CXKO3Nr— Jeff Moore (@jeffrey_moore7) September 18, 2016The anonymous friend suffered a really nasty gash on his bicep from going through said glass door.Be forewarned, it is pretty gross looking, so don’t scroll down if you are squeamish.@jeffrey_moore7 …we’re at the hospital now pic.twitter.com/IE3cYlBCZT— Jeff Moore (@jeffrey_moore7) September 18, 2016UGA Football Live followed up with Moore, who brought his friend to the hospital to get stitches.Just spoke with @DINARDO15, the turnt #UGA fan from last night: “All stitched up and ready for Oxford,” he said. pic.twitter.com/wLwePUNay8— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) September 18, 2016That is all well and good, but the guys still have a broken window. They’ve launched a GoFundMe to try and collect funds to repair it.May be a long shot, but anything helps.I’m raising money for UGA Fan Window Replacement Click here: https://t.co/PksJj7g79d via @gofundme— Jeff Moore (@jeffrey_moore7) September 19, 2016From the campaign:I’m sure you’ve all seen the video of my roommate smashing through our window after that awesome SEC road win…. Although he has agreed to pay for it, we’d appreciate all the help we can get.So far, they’ve only raised $5, but we figure there’ll be a few other Georgia fans who want to help some passionate Dawgs out.[Deadspin]
The CCAT programme has reached over 300 Jamaican youth ages 14 to 28 primarily. The training equips young people for leadership through the introduction of key climate change concepts. It is imperative that Jamaica and other countries around the globe learn to adapt to climate change. Another 98 youngsters have graduated from the Climate Change Action Training (CCAT) Programme, which is aimed at developing dedicated youth advocates for action on climate change in their communities.Since its inception, the CCAT programme has reached over 300 Jamaican youth ages 14 to 28 primarily. The training equips young people for leadership through the introduction of key climate change concepts and action strategies complemented by personal skill development. The participants are introduced to topics such as advocacy, project proposal and resume writing and leadership.The graduates, who hail from the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Ann and St. Catherine, have been exposed to various activities ranging from information exchange sessions on climate change, to proposal writing and project implementation. The training was supported by field activities, community consultations and group engagement sessions, which will feed into the design and implementation of a project for each participating community.Addressing the graduation ceremony at the Girl Guides Association headquarters in St. Andrew on Friday, November 1, Office Director, Environment and Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Jamaica, Suzanne Ebert, said it is imperative that Jamaica and other countries around the globe learn to adapt to climate change, which she describes as “a fundamental challenge which confronts our planet and all of humanity.”“We must get serious about adaptation and we must do so now. There is no time for delay. What’s more, the people who are bearing the brunt of the effects of climate change are those who can least afford to cope, and who have likely contributed least to causing the problem. Adaptation is both a practical need and a moral imperative,” she stressed.Pointing out that three quarters of all disasters globally are now climate related, up from a half just a decade ago, Miss Ebert said that a country’s ability to adapt to climatic changes is even more vital. This is especially true in the Caribbean, which she noted, is already experiencing the effects in more frequent and intense hurricanes, extreme rainfall, and longer periods of drought.“The climate is changing and so we must also change how we act in respect to the environment…Together we must transform our economies and embark on a lower emission, clean energy path. We must strengthen our ability to adapt to a changing climate. Adaptation is an essential investment in our common future,” she said.In his remarks, Senior Technical Director for Mitigation in the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Gerald Lindo, said that while persons know about climate change, they often fail to make the connection with how it affects their day to day lives.“This is why awareness building and sensitization efforts are key components of any climate change action strategy,” he said.“Climate change is very much a generational issue. It’s happening now, but it’s going to be happening even worse in 50 years or in a hundred years or in a thousand years. So we have to look to the young people to get energised to become the change agents to go out and do the work that not just the government, not just the country, but the world needs to be done,” he said.The CCAT Programme has a 16 module curriculum developed through extensive community and agency consultations. The programme’s objective was to create a cadre of informed, skilled and dedicated youth Climate Change Action Agents (CCAAs) at the community level to provide immediate and ongoing climate change leadership and action.The USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) Project, and the Jamaica 4-H Clubs have been partnering to deliver CCAT through training and action projects within schools churches and communities.Formerly the Marketing and Agriculture for Jamaican Improved Competitiveness (MAJIC) Project, Ja REEACH aims to protect and enhance the welfare of residents and ecosystems of targeted rural communities affected by climate change.It is being jointly implemented by the Government and the United States-based Agricultural Co-operative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Co-operative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Story Highlights
NEW DELHI: Delhi police has arrested a snatcher who is a great music enthusiast and also copied hairstyle sported by pop singing icons. Several cases of snatching have been solved with his arrest.On August 22, the police team got information that a desperate snatcher involved in several mobile snatchings is roaming near Matiyala Sector-3 at Dwarka area. The team swung into action to develop the information and laid a trap at Dwarka- Matiyala road. A boy on a Passion motorcycle was spotted and signalled to stop. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe tried to escape but was controlled and interrogated. His search also resulted in the recovery of one country made pistol and two live cartridges. Four snatched costly mobile phones were also recovered. Accused Vishal Goluis was born and brought up in Delhi. He passed class 12th from government school and started his graduation but did not continue to study due to bad company. He started taking drugs at an early age. To fund his drug spending, he started snatching and theft. He was jailed for thefts/snatchings in 2017 and 2018. He was last released from jail in December 2018. After coming out of jail he re-started snatchings in the area to fund his drug addiction and to gift costly mobiles to his girlfriend. He also procured a country-made pistol. “He is a music enthusiast and dances after taking drugs. He also has a similar hairstyle of a famous rap singer. He sells the snatched mobile and uses the money for parties and drugs. He needed a motorcycle for fleeing quickly after snatching so recently he stole the recovered motorcycle,” said a senior police officer.
CALGARY – TransCanada Corp (TSX:TRP) says it plans to restart operations on its Keystone pipeline on Nov. 28 after making repairs to a leak that spilled about 795,000 litres of crude oil in South Dakota.The company says U.S. regulators have cleared its restart plans, which include restarting the pipeline at a reduced pressure before gradually increasing the volume of crude oil in the system.TransCanada says that as of Nov. 24, it had recovered about 168,000 litres of crude oil from the spill in a farmer’s field, and that there are no indications of the spill affecting water sources.The spill on Nov. 16 forced the company to shut the section of the Keystone pipeline system between Hardisty, Alta., and Cushing Okla. and a spur line to Patoka, Ill., while a southern section extending to the Gulf Coast remained in operation.The leak increased scrutiny of the company’s pipeline operations just days before Nebraska regulators voted on whether to allow the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline project to run through the state.Regulators gave the go-ahead for the project on Nov. 20, but approved an alternative route to the one preferred by TransCanada.
LONDON — Official figures show that inflation in Britain dipped in May, back to the Bank of England’s target, amid lower air fares and car prices.The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were up 2% in the year to May, compared with 2.1% the previous month.The fall means inflation is back at the Bank of England’s target of 2% and could ease the pressure on rate-setters to back a rate hike in the near future. The bank’s Monetary Policy Committee is expected to keep its main interest rate at 0.75% on Thursday.The Associated Press
23 May 2011Three Brazilians – a businessman, a designer and an artist – will be formally named Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, the agency announced today. Three Brazilians – a businessman, a designer and an artist – will be formally named Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, the agency announced today. UNESCO said the new ambassadors, the businessman Nizan Guanaes, the designer Oskar Metsavaht and the artist Vik Muniz, will serve for two years as unpaid ambassadors using their talents and fame to advocate UNESCO ideals on behalf of vulnerable groups in Brazil and elsewhere. Mr. Guanaes, 52, is the chairman of Grupo ABC de Comunicação, which brings together 18 advertising, marketing, content and entertainment companies. Mr Guanaes is also the President of the Association of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen Friends of UNESCO, which he founded in 2004 with Oskar Metsavaht. Mr. Metsavaht, born in 1961, trained as an orthopaedist. In 1997 he created the sportswear label Osklen, which promotes a philosophy of living in harmony with the environment. He is also the founder of Instituto-E, a non-profit organization in Rio de Janeiro that promotes sustainable human development through its e-brigaders, groups of young people working for sustainable development, environmental protection and social inclusion. Mr. Muniz, born in São Paulo in 1961, has lived in New York since the late 1980s. He uses photography to immortalize the images he creates with materials as varied as sugar, chocolate, diamonds, dust and recycled objects. He has shown his work in major museums and galleries around the world. His award-winning documentary film Waste Land is based on one of his projects. The new ambassadors will join a roster that also includes former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, the Cuban ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso and Princess Caroline of Hanover.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has urged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to take steps to hold the Parliament debate on the reports of the Presidential Commission which investigated the treasury bond scam and the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate into serious acts of fraud and corruption, before the Local Government elections.JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that even President Maithripala Sirisena is now of the opinion that the debate must be held before February 10. Meanwhile, party leaders had decided that the debate on both days will be a full day debate. The reports of the Presidential Commission which investigated the treasury bond scam and the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate into serious acts of fraud and corruption, were tabled in Parliament this week. (Colombo Gazette) Parliament is set to debate the reports of the Presidential Commission which investigated the treasury bond scam and the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate into serious acts of fraud and corruption on February 20 and 21st.
The Police media unit said that the three policemen have been interdicted and an investigation was launched. (Colombo Gazette) The policemen had then assaulted the youth. Three policemen attached to the Ingiriya Police station have been arrested for assaulting a suspect.According to the Police media unit, the policemen had been on duty in Ingiriya last night and had stopped two youth to search them. A tense situation arose at the Ingiriya Police station with residents and family members of the two youth alleging that the three policemen were drunk at the time. The two youth had been admitted to hospital following the assault and residents demanded that the policemen be arrested.A Police complaint was also later lodged against the policemen over the assault.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo was carted off on a stretcher with 7:17 left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game at Golden State after crashing to the floor and colliding with Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko.Diallo’s left leg was stabilized as he was wheeled away to applause from the Oracle Arena crowd.Diallo was credited for rebounding Jerebko’s missed layup when they went down. Clearly in pain, Diallo moved himself off the court and was under basket for several minutes.In a loss Monday at Sacramento, Diallo became the first Thunder rookie ever to go at least 7 for 7 from the floor. He made both his 3-point tries on the way to 18 points.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
College Football Things That Caught My EyeAwful year to be a quarterbackBased on Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Games Lost metric, the NFL’s quarterback corps are at 77.8 adjusted games lost in 2017 ahead of this past weekend. Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill, Sam Bradford, Carson Palmer, Deshaun Watson, Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, and Jay Cutler all were or are injured, and 2017 is already the eighth highest AGL since 2000, and we have several weeks left in the NFL season. [FiveThirtyEight]I’m sorry, MississippiThe New York Times dove deep on who watches what NFL games on every Sunday. It’s part of a serpentine series of rules blacking out or making constant or flagged for mandatory pullout when it comes to what goes on CBS where. Thanks to rules saying no team’s home market can have a competing game on air, 9 percent of the country’s population didn’t get an NFL game on CBS at 1 p.m., and 86 percent of the country watched New England and Oakland play in Mexico. The fun part is that when deciding where to air a game, sometimes the players come up: Eli Manning plays well in Mississippi, where he went to college, just as Carson Wentz plays well in North Dakota and Marcus Mariota play well in his home state of Hawaii. [The New York Times]They blew it!Washington had a 99.7 percent chance of beating the Saints about six minutes before the end of regulation Sunday, and the Saints even had just a 0.2 percent chance of victory with 4:42 into the fourth quarter. Hilariously, Washington blew a 15 point lead and lost 34-31 in overtime. [ESPN]New recordKatie Ledecky broke her own American record in the 1,650 freestyle at a meet in Texas. The Olympic superstar swam the distance in 15:03.31. [Swim Swam]Nigeria is going to PyeongChang!Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga will makeup the first African bobsled team to qualify for the Olympics. They’re also Nigeria’s first ever qualifying team for the games. Canada has won the past two gold medals in women’s bobsledding. [Deadspin]No major CFB upsets mean no major changesRight now, Alabama has a 83 percent chance of finishing with a top four strength of record, followed by Miami, Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia. Wisconsin will be a very interesting case for this season: They’ve got a 32 percent chance of finishing with a top-4 record, are currently undefeated, but as it stands according to ESPN’s FPI there are eight teams that look better than them on paper. [ESPN, ESPN]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number11 completions, 6 of which were to the correct teamRookie quarterback Nathan Peterman started for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday after the team benched Tyrod Taylor. He completed six passes out of fourteen attempts. He also completed five passes to the other team. The five interceptions in fewer than 15 passes in a single game is up there with the worst ever performances by a quarterback at the professional level, and only four other people have matched the achievement, three of whom did so in the 1930s. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: neil:This Tyrod thing must be the most catastrophic QB switch everheynawl-enten:SeriouslyIDK what this even istchow:Eagles should always go for two rest of the season…even if Elliot comes back finePredictions NFL All newsletters See more NBA predictions Oh, and don’t forgettake a chance We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe See more college football predictions NBA See more NFL predictions
South Africa and Japan have concluded a cooperation agreement in mining during this year’s annual Investing in African Mining Indaba.Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his counterpart the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Hiroshige Seko – signed a cooperation agreement in mining, an important bilateral tool to assist the two countries to collaborate in a number of areas across the mining value chain.The areas of cooperation include exploration and the creation of geo-scientific knowledge; reciprocal investments in South Africa and Japan – based on mineral value chain integration; skills development; environmental issues; research & development; and clean coal technology.“With the agreement, the two countries acknowledge that Japan, as an important consumer and investor, and South Africa, as a supplier of minerals and most importantly, a key participant in the mineral beneficiation value chain, have complementary interests in mining,” Minister Zwane said.“Our country cannot grow exclusively on the back of supplying raw minerals to other nations. It is in this context that we wish to invite Japanese companies to invest in South Africa’s downstream mineral development industries, effectively manufacturing and beneficiation as well as production of goods and supply of requisite services,” he added.Minister Zwane further said that the agreement would serve to strengthen the positive and long-standing political and economic ties to create mutually beneficial economic relations.
The School Office of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) is organising a Children’s Bilingual Story Book Competition. Following last year’s successful outcome with the publishing of Kalyani Huilgol’s “Whatapotamus”, the Competition is open to all students attending afternoon and Saturday Greek Language Schools. All interested students are invited to write an original story in both Greek and English, approximately 250 words, and to submit their entry in electronic format (on CD) as well as hard copy, to the Schools Office by Friday 3rd July 2009. A panel of judges will select the winning story that will be professionally published and placed in the Greek Schools Resource Centre. The winning book will be launched at a special ceremony during the Adelaide Hellenic Cultural Festival Odyssey 2009. Students have the option of illustrating their stories although this will not be criteria on which they will be judged. The selection criteria include: Simple, concise and complete sentences;Correct use of language (syntax and grammar);Originality;Interesting story line and/or content and Contemporary moral message or conclusion.Interested participants can send their stories to the Greek Language Schools at GOCSA. For any further clarifications you may contact the Schools Office, on 8231 4307. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Extreme weather conditions in South Australia and New South Wales is causing high demand on Victorian electricity supply, which may result in 100,000 homes and commercial properties in Victoria being affected by power outages. Accordingly, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the organisation responsible for managing supply and demand for electricity, has advised the Energy and Resources Nicholas Kotsiras, that it may need to reduce the amount of electricity being supplied to Victoria.AEMO has advised that the power outages will not affect any hospitals, nursing homes, public transport or emergency services.To assist with this outage, distributors have cancelled all non-essential maintenance and are assigning extra crews to complete critical works.Large energy users are assisting the situation by agreeing to reduce electricity usage.