BCCI state officials bemused as CoA announce election dates

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will have its election on October 22 as per the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. The CoA chief further mentioned on Tuesday that the elections of the state associations are to be completed by September 14. This has surprised the board officials as well as state association officials.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official asked if that meant that even an association like the Delhi and District Cricket Association will have a fresh election after they held an election in 2018. This would mean that people holding positions will have to be replaced even before their tenure ends.”The real funny part is if someone has been appointed as an official and he is qualified as per Lodha Panel recommendations and he has 2 years of his term remaining, how can he be asked to demit office?”If some association is in a situation that their elections are due then in that case it makes sense. How can you force an election in places where elections are not due? Rai seems to be feeling that he is above the law. What I am saying is that elections to the BCCI are one thing, they do not have the power to decide on elections of state association in any case,” the official explained.Speaking after the meeting, Rai said that while the elections will be held on October 22, the apex council of the state associations will now have 19 members in place of nine as discussed with the Amicus Curiae. However, a state association official questioned the whole process of announcement of dates.advertisement”Is it not suspicious as to how they have waited for the vacation of the Supreme Court to begin before coming up with these dates? Why could they not have raised this in court? They know very well, especially on account of various meetings that they have had with the Amicus and state associations that there are some issues that need to be addressed so is this an attempt to disenfranchise some state bodies that have people that are disliked by someone in the CoA?” the official enquired.Also Read | World Cup Countdown: 1975 – Slow Sunny, a broken foot and 4000 pounds within 5 daysAlso Read | No competition between Hardik Pandya and me: Vijay ShankarAlso Seelast_img read more

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ENGIE Selling Part of LNG Activities to Total

first_imgFrench utility company ENGIE has received a firm and binding offer from compatriot oil and gas firm Total for the sale of its upstream and midstream LNG activities.Under the deal, the company would sell its liquefaction, shipping and international LNG trading, for an aggregate value of USD 2.04 billion, including an earn-out of up to USD 550 million, payable under certain conditions.ENGIE said that it will keep its downstream activities, including the regasification infrastructures and LNG retail end-customer sales, and further accelerate its development in this area. The company is therefore pursuing its refocus on three key businesses: low carbon power generation, infrastructures – notably gas, and integrated downstream customer solutions.Furthermore, as green gases, biogas and renewable hydrogen, are believed to be key to the energy transition, ENGIE is establishing a new entity dedicated to the development of renewable hydrogen. The company has signed an agreement to become Total’s preferred biogas and renewable hydrogen supplier.The intended transaction is in line with ENGIE’s strategy to reduce its exposure to commodity prices. It also completes the Group’s action plan to move away from upstream oil and gas activities following the announcement of the sale of ENGIE Exploration & Production International in May of this year.The company will remain committed to its downstream activities which are core to its strategy, notably its retail sales, its GTT subsidiary and the group’s regasification terminals in France, the United States and Chile.The envisaged transaction will be presented to the relevant employee representative bodies of ENGIE and is subject to customary closing conditions. The intended transaction could be completed in the course of 2018, according to the company.last_img read more

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Exclusion from draft NRC wont affect voting rights for LS polls

first_imgNew Delhi: Allaying the fears of over 40 lakh persons whose names were not included in the draft Assam NRC, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that exclusion will not affect their voting rights in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls provided their names feature in the electoral rolls.The top court asked the ECI to clarify what action it will take if a person’s name is not included in the final Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be published on July 31, but it features in the electoral rolls. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khana asked the ECI to provide it with the data by March 28 about the addition and deletion of names from voters’ list as revised in January for 2017, 2018 and 2019. At the outset, the bench asked the ECI secretary, who had been summoned by the court, what will be the status of the persons whose names do not feature in the draft NRC but feature in the electoral rolls. On March 8, the apex court had asked the poll panel secretary to appear before it for Tuesday’s hearing in connection with a PIL alleging that several categories of persons in Assam have been deprived of voting rights ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The secretary replied that exclusion will not have any bearing on the voting rights of such individuals. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the ECI, said it had already been stated this in 2014. He pointed out that the court should not entertain this petition filed by Gopal Seth and Susanta Sen, residents of Assam, as contrary to their claims, their names were never deleted from the electoral rolls in the past three years. The bench said it would further hear the matter on March 28. The apex court had sought personal appearance of the ECI secretary as, despite a notice being issued on February 1, no one had appeared to represent the poll panel. The PIL alleged that a category of persons whose names were deleted from the voter list included some whose names appeared in the draft NRC published on July 30, 2018. The petition claimed these people had voted in the last Lok Sabha election. The plea also submitted that there was a second category of people whose names were not included in the complete draft NRC, but they subsequently filed claims for inclusion of their names in it. They had voted in the previous Lok Sabha elections and were waiting for the inclusion of their names in the voters’ list. The third category of people included those who have been declared as foreigners by the foreigners’ tribunal as well as the Guwahati High Court. The court’s order was stayed by the apex court. The fourth category of people comprised those who had already been declared foreigners by the foreigners’ tribunal and such declarations were set aside by the apex court.last_img read more

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Man bludgeoned wife to death in Gurugram held

first_imgGurugram: Gurugram was once again witnessing to a crime where on the basis of suspicion a husband brutally murdered his wife. The latest case involved the murder of 20-year-old woman identified as Kajal who was murdered by her husband Dharmendra.On Sunday night, he beat her repeatedly with a stone and then crusher her face with the sharp object. On Monday morning, the Gurugram police found the blood laden body of the deceased in Nathupur. Subsequently, the law enforcement officials were able to arrest Dharmendra near the Delhi-Gurugram border. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to police, Kajal who belonged from Assam had married Dharmendra just six months ago. They were residing in South Delhi’s Chattar Pur area where Dharmendra was working in a local eatery. In the short duration of their marriage, there were constant fights as Dharmendra on numerous occasion raised suspicion on his wife’s character. Sources in the police also highlighted that on numerous occasion, Dharmendra even resorted to domestic violence that further deepened the marital discord between the two even further. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn Sunday, Dharmendra asked Kajal to come with him to Gurugram where his brother resided. Midway there was again a heated argument between the two that eventually led to Dharmendra murdering his wife. The case of murder has been filed in DLF Phase-3 police station under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The law enforcement officials are now trying to get in touch with her family in Assam so that the last rites of the deceased can take place. “Immediately after the incident, we were able to quickly arrest Dharmendra from Aya Nagar that lies in Delhi-Gurugram border. He has confessed to his crime and said that the main reason for him to murder his wife was that he suspected her character. We are trying to interrogate him further was it actually a crime that occurred in the fit of rage or was there any other reason also for him to have carried out this heinous crime,” said a senior police official from Gurugram police. On several occasions in the past, there have been cases where there have been brutal murders in the city due to marital strife. In one of the horrific crimes, a husband pushed his wife and mother of his two children from the eighth floor of his apartment on October 27, 2018, the day of Karva Chauth as he was having an extramarital affair. In yet another heinous crime, a husband bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer in front of their two-year-old daughter in the fit of rage because of the heated argument between the two.last_img read more

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Emma Baranski adds solo title to résumé for Ohio State synchronized swimming

OSU junior Emma Baranski won the solo national title on April 16. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAnother Ohio State athlete, synchronized swimmer Emma Baranski, has made a splash in the national circuit, as the junior won the solo national title during the U.S. Collegiate Championships.But this was not Baranski’s first brush with collegiate success. Last season, the OSU synchronized swimming team, which finished in second place this year, won the team title for the 29th time. The feelings following the victories, Baranski said, are different.“With team, you’re working together with seven other girls, so it’s amazing to get the team title,” Baranski said. “But as solo, it’s a lot more pressured because everyone’s eyes are right on you. Individually, it felt really good, and I was proud of myself just getting through it.”OSU coach Holly Vargo-Brown’s sentiments mirrored Baranski’s, saying that the sense of pride she receives from coaching an individual champion versus a team champion has its differences. “We are fortunate in that last year we had a team title, and we didn’t have an individual one,” Vargo-Brown said. “I think this year to have done that is some extra pride because in the midst of everything not necessarily going Ohio State’s way, to know that this person that worked so hard was rewarded, I think that was extra special.”In addition to the second-place team finish, the Buckeyes also placed second in the duets and had two trios tie for third. Baranski, who dabbled in figure skating and dance before becoming involved in synchronized swimming, is studying arts management with minors in dance and business. She said hopes to own a dance studio one day. A desire to participate in a team sport pushed the Hamden, Connecticut, native toward synchronized swimming, but she said her dance background has helped her in solo routines.“In the team routine, you’re swimming a lot sharper, and your goal is to be synchronized with everyone else. With a solo performance, you’re trying to be one with music almost,” she said. “From the very beginning of when you start to train a solo, you’re training almost a story and an emotional piece. “It’s more of a dance routine in the water.”The Buckeyes’ coaching staff assigned a primary coach for Baranski to help her build a bond with the choreography. That, alongside Baranski’s work ethic and skill set, is what Vargo-Brown said she believes helped the junior to find success.“Emma is amazing. She’s a very hard worker, and she really brings a passion to whatever part of the synchronized swimming that she’s working on,” Vargo-Brown said. “Because she is a dancer, she has really been able to improve on the expression that she brings to the performance, which I really think has helped her achieve the success that she has.” While synchronized swimmers are rewarded for making their routines look effortless, Vargo-Brown said she does not want the athleticism of the swimmers to go unnoticed.“Synchronized swimming is not what you see in the movies or the renditions of people making fun of it; these are athletes, and they train like athletes,” said Vargo-Brown, a former OSU synchronized swimmer who is in her fourth season at the helm. “They lift weights, they’re in the water and they can’t touch the bottom, they’re holding their breath and they really do have to be in the most-fit shape possible to accomplish all of that.”  The level of work that goes into synchronized swimming is not lost on Baranski, who said that staying ahead of the competition is the hardest part. With a dream to participate in Cirque du Soleil’s synchronized swimming show in Las Vegas, she knows it won’t come easy.“It’s pretty competitive and it’s very international. You have the best talent from all over the world coming to Cirque du Soleil, so the competition is first,” Baranski said. “You really can’t stop training, it’s just go, go, go all the time.” read more

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Urban Meyer Ohio State enter first game week of 2013

Lantern file photoThen-sophomore Ryan Shazier overlooks the sidelines during a game against Michigan State on Sept. 29, at Spartan Stadium. OSU won, 17-16.It is officially game week for the 2013 edition of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, and coach Urban Meyer said football is all he wants to talk about.“I just can’t wait to play football,” Meyer said Monday, deflecting a question asking if he is the same guy he was when he coached at the University of Florida. “All due respect, I just want to answer questions about football.”A constant throughout camp has been talk about how impressive younger players such as freshmen Dontre Wilson, Ezekiel Elliot, Jalin Marshall and Joey Bosa have been performing and how they are expected to contribute right away. Meyer said a few of those freshmen will see the field against Buffalo.“For sure, Dontre Wilson and Ezekiel Elliot will play,” Meyer said. “On defense, Joey Bosa for sure will play.”Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said OSU would “be foolish” not to let Wilson touch the ball on offense, but doing so is a delicate balance.“I think that you have to be careful with a true freshman that has to play some running back, has to play some wide receiver, has to flex out and run routes,” Herman said. “So the package will be small to start the year off, and let him become an expert at the few things we are asking him to do.”Meyer said Wilson is “going to return the opening kickoff of the 2013 football team,” but is more “anxious” to see how he reacts to being in front of a large crowd at Ohio Stadium.“I think coaches have a tendency to devalue what happens when you jog out that tunnel, especially at a place like Ohio Stadium,” Meyer said. “There will be a lot of deep breaths being taken and you just can’t create that animal until you get that opportunity.”Senior safety C.J. Barnett called the feeling he got when he ran out onto the field for the first time at the Horseshoe “unexplainable,” but has simple advice for Wilson for Saturday’s opening kickoff.“The only thing I could tell him is just take a deep breath and he’s out there for a reason,” Barnett said. “We all have confidence in him that he can get the job done, so just relax.”Another position that younger, more inexperienced players could see time at is running back, due to both senior Carlos Hyde and redshirt-junior Rod Smith being suspended for three and one games, respectively. Meyer, however, said he is not worried about the spot, thanks to the return of redshirt-senior Jordan Hall from the injuries that plagued him in 2012.“Jordan Hall is the best running back on our team right now, and so he’ll have to lose that spot,” Meyer said. “Bri’onte Dunn and Warren Ball are the next two in, and we want to get Ezekiel (Elliot) in to see how he responds in that kind of environment.”Meyer also said Wilson could see some time at running back, depending on the offensive sets they go with, but for the time being, Hall is the guy.“Jordan is a little smaller but he is arguably one of the toughest guys pound-for-pound on our team,” Meyer said.During OSU Media Day Aug. 11, Meyer spoke about how there were four or five units on the team that were causing him to be uncomfortable as fall camp came to a close. His thoughts on those units have since changed.“Offensive line, I feel very good about (it),” Meyer said. “Quarterback, feel very good about. The receivers (are) probably one of the most improved areas on our team. Running back feel very good about.”There is one position, however, that Meyer believes the team is still lacking at: linebacker.“The area we are still trying to solidify is linebacker,” Meyer said. “Curtis Grant has not really played a whole lot of Mike (middle) linebacker, but he’s catching up quick.”Meyer noted how Grant is behind because he suffered a concussion during training camp, but is doing his best to get on the same level as his teammates before Saturday.Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, Luke Fickell said Grant is in a tough position, because even though he is a junior, he has yet to see consistent playing time.“A guy that’s a junior in college maybe wouldn’t miss a beat because he’s been here for two years and had a lot of experience,” Fickell said. “But the reality is he has not had a whole (lot) of game experience.”Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier echoed his position coach, but said the inexperience goes beyond just Grant.“I feel like the biggest concern right now is because we have a lot of inexperience and a lot of young guys,” Shazier said. “When we get a lot of guys that haven’t played together, it’s kind of a struggle.”Fickell said even though the concussion set the starting middle linebacker back, he still has confidence in him.“The reality is if that was a freshman that missed 10 or so days or 10 practices or something like that, you would be much more worried,” Fickell said. “I’m not worried about Curtis Grant, because his passion and his energy is what’s going to show.”According to Meyer, the team held a meeting Monday afternoon to decide the 2013 captains. An OSU athletics spokesman told The Lantern that the decision has not been made as of late Monday evening.Kickoff against Buffalo is scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Zlatan on Alphonso Davies If hes going to Bayern then hes

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic is expecting great things from Alphonso Davies once he moves to Bayern MunichThe 17-year-old winger sealed a move to the Bundesliga champions in the summer transfer window and will join his new team once Vancouver Whitecaps’ MLS campaign comes to an end in the winter.And Ibrahimovic was left impressed by what he saw after going up against Davies in Galaxy’s 3-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.“If he’s going to Bayern, then he’s a good player,” said the 37-year-old on the Bundesliga website.“They don’t choose bad players, especially young ones. At a club like Bayern, he will learn a lot. If they saw something, they saw something big, because they don’t get anyone just like that.”Ibrahimovic, who has played for the likes of Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, feels that the young Canadian should not feel intimidated by the star players at Bayern.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I just hope he’s ready when he goes there,” he said.“Because when he arrives he will be lonely and the competition will be big, so he needs to be mentally strong. And when he sees the big players, not show too much respect.“You’re going there for a reason, because you’re part of the team. Then it’s up to him to do the rest, so I see a bright future!”Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives advice to Alphonso Davies ahead of his move to Bayern. pic.twitter.com/DRmH4J1nuh— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) September 30, 2018last_img read more

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Missing woman found dead in Cat Island

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #womanfounddeadinCatIsland Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 2, 2017 – Cat Island – A murder investigation is launched in Cat Island after an elderly American woman’s body was found on Sunday in bushes.   It is said that three men are in custody being questioned about the killing.Police rushed to Cat Island over the weekend after there was a report of the woman going missing, her vehicle was found burned.#MagneticMediaNews#womanfounddeadinCatIslandlast_img read more

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