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10
Feb
2020

Horse Racing Tips

first_img       CVM TV                TVJ                   IRIE FM               POWER 106                                              —————-      —————-      —————-      —————-                                                               1.  MY COMPANION          WILL IN CHARGE       #WILL IN CHARGE       #MY COMPANION                                                                   2.  MAN IN BLUE           SUPERTRONICS          SUPERTRONICS          MAN IN BLUE                                                                    3.  BIG GEORGE            BIG GEORGE            BIG GEORGE            COME DANCE WITH ME                                                             4.  SPROUTING WINGS       SUB STRUCTURE         CLASSICAL TRAIN       SUB STRUCTURE                                                                  5.  AQUILO               #AQUILO               #AQUILO                CLEARLY OURS                                                                   6. #SOY EL SENOR         #GOLDEN GLORY          GOLDEN GLORY          SOY EL SENOR                                                                   7.  OUR CREATION          BOLD AVIATOR          BOLD AVIATOR          STAR NEW VISTA                                                                 8.  OPTIMUS               CHEXIMAKIT            OPTIMUS               PLAY BACK                                                                      9.  HOVER CRAFT           SHINING LIGHT         COMMANDING CHIEF      COMMANDING CHIEF                                                               10. #CHIEF SECRETARIAT     CHIEF SECRETARIAT     GENUINE FRIEND       #CHIEF SECRETARIAT                                                                    NEWS TALK 93          WESTERN MIRROR        STAR                  KLAS                                                   —————-      —————-      —————-      —————-                                                               1.  AWESOME DESTINY       WILL IN CHARGE       #WILL IN CHARGE        MY COMPANION                                                                   2. #SUPERTRONICS         #SUPERTRONICS         #SUPERTRONICS         #SIR LEYLAND HALL                                                               3.  ANOTHER BULLET       #BIG GEORGE            BIG GEORGE            COME DANCE WITH ME                                                             4.  SUB STRUCTURE         SUB STRUCTURE         CLASSICAL TRAIN       SUB STRUCTURE                                                                  5.  AQUILO                TURBULENT VELOCITY    AQUILO                CLEARLY OURS                                                                   6.  SOY EL SENOR          IAN LINKS             CLASSY AVIATOR        CLASSY AVIATOR                                                                 7.  BOLD AVIATOR          DOC HOLIDAY           BOLD AVIATOR          BOLD AVIATOR                                                                   8.  OPTIMUS               CHEXIMAKIT            OPTIMUS               SONG ON TRACK                                                                  9.  EDISON                SHINING LIGHT         COMMANDING CHIEF     #HOVER CRAFT                                                                    10. #NATASHADONTPLAY       LUCKYBEGOOD           NO MONEY FRIEND       NO MONEY FRIEND                                                                CAYMANAS TRACK LIMITED TIPSTERS’ COMPETITION       Racedate : 05/03/2016                                                     CABLE SPORT NETWORK   TRACK & POOLS         RJR                   DAILY GLEANER                                          —————-      —————-      —————-      —————-                                                               1.  AWESOME DESTINY       AWESOME DESTINY       AWESOME DESTINY       AWESOME DESTINY                                                                2.  SUPERTRONICS          SUPERTRONICS          SUPERTRONICS         #SUPERTRONICS                                                                   3.  COME DANCE WITH ME    BIG GEORGE            ANOTHER BULLET        BIG GEORGE                                                                     4. #POWER OF THE CAT     #GRAND TRAIN           SUB STRUCTURE         SUB STRUCTURE                                                                  5.  CLEARLY OURS          TURBULENT VELOCITY    CLEARLY OURS          BATTLE SONG                                                                    6. #SOY EL SENOR          CLASSY AVIATOR       #GOLDEN GLORY          GOLDEN GLORY                                                                   7.  BOLD AVIATOR          BOLD AVIATOR          BOLD AVIATOR         #BOLD AVIATOR                                                                   8.  OPTIMUS               OPTIMUS               OPTIMUS               OPTIMUS                                                                        9.  COMMANDING CHIEF      COMMANDING CHIEF     #COMMANDING CHIEF      COMMANDING CHIEF                                                               10.  NO MONEY FRIEND      #CHIEF SECRETARIAT     NO MONEY FRIEND       NATASHADONTPLAY                                                                      JAMAICA OBSERVER      SPORTS GLOBE                                                                                                     —————-      —————-                                                                                                           1.  AWESOME DESTINY       WILL IN CHARGE                                                                                                             2.  BIMINI                MAN IN BLUE                                                                                                                3. #BIG GEORGE            BIG GEORGE                                                                                                                 4.  REAL VIBES MACHINE    SUB STRUCTURE                                                                                                              5.  CLEARLY OURS          CLEARLY OURS                                                                                                               6. #SOY EL SENOR          GOLDEN GLORY                                                                                                               7.  BOLD AVIATOR         #BOLD AVIATOR                                                                                                               8.  LITTLE PRINCE         LITTLE PRINCE                                                                                                              9.  COMMANDING CHIEF     #HOVER CRAFT                                                                                                                10.  CHIEF SECRETARIAT     LUCKYBEGOODlast_img read more

16
Dec
2019

Will Canvas Start Out Blank or With That 4chan Flair?

first_imgRelated Posts Poole told TechCrunch that “Canvas is all about discovery, sharing and play” and that other types of content, such as video, audio and rich text, are on the way. “Our goal,” writes Pool on the company’s launch announcement, “is to create the best place to share and play with images.”Canvas will have accounts and user profiles – as opposed to 4chan’s completely detached, userless experience – but they will be “nothing more than a gathering of the various content [the user] added to the site.” The service opened up today to several thousand beta testers and you can request an invite by logging on to the site using your Facebook account.  But this connection to your Facebook identity is tentative at best and only exists for purposes of onboarding new users. That means the most important 4chan characteristic – anonymity – will remain in tact. This point seems to be the primary for many taking a first look at the service today.Arrington finishes his discussion of Canvas by noting that “Canvas is a separate entity from 4chan, with no connection other than Poole. But my guess is more than a few of the 4chan crowd may head over to Canvas to take a gander.” ReadWriteWeb alum Adrianne Jeffries finishes with a similar caveat, warning that “If Mr. Poole wants Canvas to appeal to the big kids, he needs to ditch some of his old crowd, and real ID seems to be his solution.”From the looks of things, though, it looks like only a matter of time before pudgy “babbys” with mouths for belly buttons devolves into the standard 4chan fare  that, as Jeffries notes, “runs ads almost exclusively for anime and porn.” Tags:#news#web mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Sometimes, it’s the community that makes a site what it is. It’s that unique thread of personality, inside jokes and general rules of engagement that gives it the je ne sais quoi and separates it from the crowd. What would Reddit be without Narwhals and bacon, for example? For anonymous message board 4chan, its that unique community identity that’s lead to such wondrous Internet memes as Pedobear, Rick Rolling and Chocolate Rain.So, with4chan founder Chris Poole launching a new site, can we expect more of the same or will a new venture attract a new crowd?According to Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch, Poole has “taken what works [at 4chan], changed other things, and created something wholly new.” That new endeavor, called Canvas, is a service that lets users interact around images, remixing them to form newer, better, and likely ever more vulgar and disturbing imagery from such sacrosanct stock as pudgy babies and teddy bears. And this is the thing – because it is a service started by the creators of one of the most vile, immature locales on the Internet, can expect more of the same? Take a gander at the screenshot: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

07
Nov
2019

NATIONAL 18’S CHAMPIONSHIPS MATCH RESULTS

first_imgROUND GAME RESULTS* Please note this is not the official record, please visit the Sporting Pulse website for official resultsDay One Wednesday 13/9/069.00amWomen’s Pool B R.1: QSST (8) def SunCoast (2)Women’s Pool A R.1: NSWCHS (10) def NQ (1)Women’s Pool B R.1: Cobras (5) def Eagles (2)Women’s Pool C R.1: Suns (6) def NSWCCC (4)9.50amWomen’s Pool A R.1: Scorpions (1) drew with Mets (1)Women’s Pool A R.1: CQ (4) def Tasmania (3)Women’s Pool B R.1: NSWCIS (10) def Crusaders (0)Women’s Pool C R.1: SQBD (8) def ACT (1)11.00amOpening Ceremony11.50amMen’s Pool C R.1: Suncoast (6) def SQBD (2)Women’s Pool C R.1: Hornets (6) def Rebels (1)Men’s Pool C R.1: Cobras (8) def SWQ (1)Men’s Pool A R.1: CQ (7) def Scorpions (1)12.40pmMen’s Pool A R.1: Suns (6) drew with Hornets (6)Men’s Pool A R.1: NSWCCC (12) def Crusaders (1)Men’s Pool C R.1: Mets (20) def NT (1)Men’s Pool B R.1: QSST (14) def NSWCIS (2)1.30pmWomen’s Pool A R.2: NSWCHS (10) def CQ (2)Men’s Pool B R.1: NSWCHS (10) def Eagles (6)Men’s Pool B R.1: NQ (12) def ACT (3)Women’s Pool B R.2: Suncoast (10) def Eagles (2)2.20pmWomen’s Pool C R.2: NSWCCC (14) def NT (3)Women’s Pool B R.2: Cobras (10) def Crusaders (1)Women’s Pool A R.2: NQ (9) def Scorpions (2)Women’s Pool A R.2: Mets (5) def Tasmania (3)3.10pmWomen’s Pool B R.2: QSST (10) def NSWCIS (1)Women’s Pool C R.2: SQBD (6) def Hornets (3)Women’s Pool C R.2: Suns (14) def ACT (0)Men’s Pool C R.2: SQBD (3) drew with Tasmania (3)4.00pmMen’s Pool A R.2: Hornets (13) def Crusaders (3)Men’s Pool A R.2: NSWCCC (4) def Scorpions (2)Men’s Pool A R.2: Suns (9) def CQ (3)Men’s Pool C R.2: Mets (13) def SWQ (3)4.50pmMen’s Pool B R.2: NSWCHS (6) def QSST (5)Men’s Pool B R.2: NQ (6) def NSWCIS (3)Men’s Pool B R.2: ACT (8) def Eagles (6)Men’s Pool C R.2: Suncoast (4) def Cobras (2)Day Two Thursday 14/9/069.00amMen’s Pool B R.3: NSWCHS (6) def ACT (2)Men’s Pool C R.3: Mets (3) def SunCoast (1)Men’s Pool B R.3: QSST (5) def NQ (2)9.50amMen’s Pool C R.3: Cobras (6) def SQBD (1)Men’s Pool B R.3: Eagles (11) def NSWCIS (3)Men’s Pool C R.3: NT (8) def Tasmania (1)Women’s Pool A R.3: Mets (5) def CQ (3)10.40amWomen’s Pool A R.3: NQ (13) def Tasmania (1)Women’s Pool C R.3: Suns (12) def Hornets (2)Women’s Pool B R.3: Suncoast (10) def Crusaders (0)Women’s Pool A R.3: NSWCHS (10) def Scorpions (0)11.30amWomen’s Pool C R.3: NSWCCC (8) def ACT (1)Women’s Pool B R.3: QSST (11) def Eagles (1)Women’s Pool C R.3: Rebels (8) def NT (3)Women’s Pool B R.3: Cobras (6) def NSWCIS (5)12.20pmMen’s Pool A R.3: Suns (19) def Crusaders (1)Men’s Pool B R.4: ACT (9) def NSWCIS (3)Men’s Pool C R.4: SWQ (7) def SQBD (4)1.10pmMen’s Pool C R.4: Suncoast (8) def NT (1)Men’s Pool A R.3: Hornets (9) def Scorpions (1)Men’s Pool B R.4: QSST (8) def Eagles (2)2.00pmMen’s Pool B R.4: NSWCHS (12) def NQ (4)Men’s Pool C R.4: Cobras (12) def Tasmania (5)Men’s Pool A R.3: NSWCCC (6) def CQ (4)2.50pmWomen’s Pool A R.4: NSWCHS (11) def Mets (1)Women’s Pool C R.4: Suns (11) def Rebels (0)Women’s Pool B R.4: Eagles (11) def Crusaders (0)3.40pmWomen’s Pool B R.4: QSST (10) def Cobras (0)Women’s Pool C R.4: ACT (6) def NT (4)Women’s Pool A R.4: Scorpions (8) def Tasmania (2)4.30pmWomen’s Pool C R.4: SQBD (8) def NSWCCC (3)Women’s Pool B R.4: Suncoast (5) def NSWCIS (3)Women’s Pool A R.4: NQ (6) def CQ (3)5.20pmMen’s Pool A R.4: Suns (9) def NSWCCC (6)Men’s Pool C R.5: Suncoast (9) def Tasmania (1)Men’s Pool A R.4: Scorpions (6) def Crusaders (3)6.10pmMen’s Pool C R.5: Mets (10) def SQBD (1)Men’s Pool A R.4: CQ (7) def Hornets (6)Men’s Pool C R.5: SWQ (3) drew with NT (3)7.00pmWomen’s Pool C R.5: Suns (8) def NT (1)Women’s Pool C R.5: SQBD (4) def Rebels (0)Women’s Pool C R.5: NSWCCC (2) def Hornets (1)Day Three Friday 15/9/069.00amMen’s Pool C R.6: SWQ (9) def Tasmania (2)Men’s Pool C R.6: SQBD (7) def NT (3)Men’s Pool C R.6: Mets (11) def Cobras (0)9.50amWomen’s Pool C R.6: SQBD (9) def NT (1)Women’s Pool C R.6: Hornets (5) def ACT (2)Women’s Pool C R.6: NSWCCC (10) def Rebels (5)10.40amMen’s Pool B R.5: QSST (10) def ACT (1)Men’s Pool B R.5: NSWCHS (11) def NSWCIS (4)Men’s Pool A R.5: Suns (6) def Scorpions (2)11.30amMen’s Pool A R.5: NSWCCC (6) def Hornets (3)Men’s Pool A R.5: CQ (7) def Crusaders (2)Men’s Pool B R.5: NQ (5) def Eagles (2)Men’s Pool C R.7: Mets (14) def Tasmania (1)12.20pmWomen’s Pool B R.5: QSST  (19) def Crusaders (2)Women’s Pool B R.5: NSWCIS (8) def Eagles (4)Women’s Pool C R.7: Rebels (4) def ACT (2)Men’s Pool C R.7: Cobras (8) def NT (1)Men’s Pool C R.7: Suncoast (15) def SWQ (4)1.10pmWomen’s Pool A R.5: NSWCHS (15) def Tasmania (0)Women’s Pool A R.5: Scorpions (8) def CQ (3)Women’s Pool C R.7: Suns (4) drew with SQBD (4)2.00pmWomen’s Pool C R.7: Hornets (5) def NT (1)Women’s Pool B R.5: Cobras (8) def Suncoast (4)Women’s Pool A R.5: NQ (8) def Mets (7)FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND STORIES:www.austouch.com.au has all the latest news and stories, as well as a photo gallery and match reports.FOR ALL THE LATEST DRAWS AND RESULTS:The SportingPulse has the draws, results and touchdown scorers for all matches and can be accessed using the following linkNATIONAL 18 YEARS AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW AND RESULTSlast_img read more

07
Nov
2019

NYC Day One – Summary

first_imgIn the 18’s Boys division, last year’s top three, New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC), Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) and New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) sit on top of their respective pools after the first day of competition, with three wins each. In Pool A, last year’s title winners, NSWCCC, sit on top of the ladder, scoring 46 touchdowns for and only conceding six against in the opening day of the event. They are closely followed by the Sydney Scorpions, who are also undefeated after day one. 2009 runners up, QSST, are currently leading Pool B, while the Brisbane City Cobras sit in second place, with two wins from their two games on day one. In Pool C, NSWCHS are on top of the table, with the South Queensland Sharks in second place following their two wins and one loss from their day one games. In Pool A of the 18’s Girls division, the Brisbane City Cobras currently sit on top of the ladder, closely followed by QSST, with both teams undefeated on the first day of the event. In Pool B, last year’s runners up, NSWCCC, are currently in first place after day one, with three wins and 36 touchdowns for and only three against so far. NSWCHS also impressed on day one, winning their three games. For all of the results from day one of the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships, please click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-742-0-119371-0&a=COMPS Help Touch Football Australia reach 1,000 Facebook fans during the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships! Click on the following link to become a fan:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384?ref=tslast_img read more

12
Oct
2019

Masood travelled to UK and Gulf to collect funds for Kashmiri militants

first_imgNew Delhi: Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and received Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency), though he got a “very poor” response while travelling to Sharjah and Saudi Arabia before arriving in India in 1994. Azhar, the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad, responsible for a series of terror strikes in India including the attack on Parliament in 2001 and a CRPF convoy in Pulwama last month, had procured a Pakistani passport in his real name and original address in 1986 and had extensively toured African and Gulf countries where he realised that the Arab nations were not sympathetic to the “Kashmir cause”. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedAccording to Azhar’s interrogation report available with security agencies here, he had visited the UK in October 1992. Mufti Simail, a cleric at a mosque at Southall in London, had facilitated his travel. Originally from Gujarat, Simail had studied at Darul-Ifta-Wal-Irshad in Karachi. “I stayed with Mufti Ismail in the UK for about a month and visited several mosques in Birmingham, Nottingham, Burleigh, Sheffield, Dudsbury and Leicester where I sought financial assistance for Kashmir (militants). I could collect Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency),” he told his interrogators. Also Read – 14-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death in UP’s ShamliThe terror mastermind also met other Muslim leaders in the UK including Maulana Iamail, who was also of Indian origin and had been engaged in construction of mosques and madrasas in Mangolia and Albania. In the early 1990s, Azhar had visited Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Kenya, Zambia and collected funds for the terrorists operating in Jammu and Kashmir. Azhar had also visited Saudi Arabia for fund collection and contacted two main agencies in the country handling such aid but without success. One of them is Jamiat-ul-Islah, which is an ally of Jamaat-e-Islami. “Since Hizbul Mujahideen owed allegiance to Jamat, we were politely refused any aid. The Arab nations as such do not want to give aid for the Kashmir cause,” he told the interrogators. In Abu Dhabi, Azhar could collect Rs 3 lakh in Pakistani currency, another Rs 3 lakh in Sharjah and Rs 2 lakh in Saudi Arabia on his second visit. Azhar arrived in New Delhi in January 1994 with a fake Portugese passport. The Ashok hotel in Delhi’s posh Chanakyapuri area, which houses the diplomatic enclave, was the first stop of Azhar, who dodged immigration officials’ queries about his Portugese passport by claiming he was a “Gujarati by birth”. The Pakistan-based terrorist, who was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir within the next two weeks, had also stayed in capital’s hotel Janpath and visited Lucknow, Shahranpur and Islamic seminary Darul-uloom Deoband, according to his interrogation report.last_img read more

12
Oct
2019

TV content consumption increasing despite burgeoning OTT mkt BARC

first_imgMumbai: Content consumption on television is increasing despite the burgeoning Over the top (OTT) industry, according to television rating agency Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC). Linear TV from 600 billion man minutes in 2015 has grown by 67 percent to 1 trillion in the last four years. There are 100 million homes yet to own a TV and still the size is two and a half times. Even from consumption standpoint, consumer consumed 3 hours and seven minutes of television on a daily basis in 2015 and this has gone up to 3 hours 53 minutes,” BARC India COO Romil Ramgarhia said at the Asia Video Industry Association event. This is despite all the plethora of OTT invasion that has happened in the last three years, Ramgarhia said. It has all been additive to television viewing and digital has eaten into leisure time, travel time and sleeping time, he noted. Television consumption remains rock solid. There is a sizable growth in consumption, he said. He noted that 93 percent of all video content consumption happens on linear TV while all OTT combined account for 7 percent. Almost 613 million viewers tune in to watch TV each day, just at 67 percent penetration. Regional has increased massively in terms of consumption he said, while noting that 75 new channels were added in 2018, of which 52 were regional. Regionalisation is what we see as s massive opportunity and a massive thrust that has happened on TV, he said. Ramgarhia said tier II towns are the next engine of growth for television. Advertising led video on demand is going to be the primary growth driver for the OTT sector. From 9 platforms in 2012 to 32 platforms in 2018, with more being added each year. Advertising led video on demand continues to drive the market, still 82 percent of revenues advertising led and 18 percent is what is subscription led video on demand, he said. The OTT space is estimated to be USD 500 million and expected to grow 10 times to USD 5 billion in the next five years, he said, adding that of the USD 500 million, 80-85 percent is advertising led video on demand. Advertising led video on demand is going to be the primary driver as far as India is concerned. Its a very price sensitive market. Advertising led video on demand is going to be a mainstay for some time to come, he said. He added that measurement would be a catalyst for advertising ecosystem on OTT space and there is a need for uniform currency matrix. BARC India also plans to launch its digital measurement service Ekam soon and is currently talking to industry stakeholders building consensus.last_img read more

12
Oct
2019

HC notice to Tamil govt on Rajiv case convict Nalinis plea

first_imgChennai: The Madras High Court Monday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition from Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking to appear as party in person to argue her plea for six months ordinary leave in view of her daughter’s marriage.When her miscellaneous petition came up for hearing, a division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and Nirmal Kumar granted time till June 11 to the additional public prosecutor for filing a counter. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It also gave liberty to Nalini to approach the summer vacation court in case of any urgency for early hearing of her miscellaneous petition filed on her habeas corpus plea. A habeas corpus plea is a petition which is filed to ensure a person under arrest is brought before a court which will determine whether the detention is legal. In her plea, Nalini submitted that she has not availed any ordinary leave in the past over 27 years since she was lodged in the prison. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KNalini submitted that she had to make certain arrangements for the marriage of her daughter, Harithra alias Megra, who is presently residing with her grandparents in London. She has sought a direction to the government and the prison authorities to produce her before the court enabling her to present her case personally. Nalini was convicted in the case and sentenced to death. It was subsequently commuted to life term. Besides her, six others are serving life imprisonment in the case related to the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.last_img read more

12
Oct
2019

Boundaries of MCC

first_imgWhen Germany was divided, an East Germany citizen one day illegally crossed the border and entered West Germany in anticipation of enjoying greater freedom. Confident of getting freedom, the person swinging his hand stick started wandering in the streets at will. Incidentally, the stick hit the nose of a person who in turn complained in the police station against the East Germany citizen. The issue was taken to court where the Judge questioned him about reasons for hitting the plaintiff. His reply was that he got freedom immediately on entering West Germany and hence rotated the stick freely. The Judge observed that his “freedom starts where others’ nose ends”. This is exactly how the Election Model Code of Conduct (MCC) unfortunately is! No one has any clue where, when and how it begins and then ceases. In an unending and incessant process of Indian Electoral System that goes on for months, the question often asked is how could the democratically elected governments function with MCC? Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyIn the recent past, several political leaders as well as CMs have raised their eyebrows and objected to the continuance of MCC for long. Their objection is that in the name of MCC, the Election Commission (EC) performs the way it likes. MCC is meant for a limited period beginning with the announcement of schedule till the end of elections but certainly not far beyond that. The Indian electoral process is a long-drawn affair. The result is announced sometimes months after the elections are held. If there are restrictions on the government, CM, his cabinet colleagues and officers about what can be done and what can’t even after the elections are completed then it may be inappropriate. We often see the issuance of notices to CMs and others on alleged violations during electioneering like the one served on Telangana CM. Also Read – The future is here!It may be inappropriate on EC’s part to impose sanctions on the government and CMs for conducting official review meetings, though the elections have already been concluded. For instance, in states like Telangana, AP and Odisha, strict adherence to MCC is not conducive to democratic functioning. Is it necessary for Odisha CM to obtain permission from EC to review relief measures in the context of cyclone Fani? Is he bound by MCC to call for a cabinet meeting? In a democratic setup, it amounts to fault if reviews and cabinet meetings are not held in such a situation. As the election process is over, there is no possibility of influencing the voter and hence it is not wrong to go for routine administrative measures including reviews and cabinet meetings. Given this, the fundamental question is what an elected government can or can’t do until the entire election process is completed. In fact, until the new government is formed after the general elections, the government in office shall be vested with all powers to discharge its responsibilities and constitutional obligations. Nowhere in the Constitution has any mention been made whether an elected government could be restricted on the pretext of MCC. Then why this limitation? In a democratic polity for continuity of good governance, for the welfare of weaker sections and downtrodden, for taking timely decisions, there shall not be any unnecessary limitations. Parliamentary democracy presupposes frequent reviews by the government both at the official level and at CM level irrespective of MCC or not. It should be more of a self-discipline mode rather than imposing type. This was how originally it was conceived way back in 1960 in Kerala state, not by EC but through a consensus among political parties during Assembly Elections in the state. That was later adopted by EC and finally transformed into the present style. It appears that, while the MCC is still in execution, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu decided to convene a Cabinet meeting and the process began with a note from CMO to the Chief Secretary. He seems to have expressed the opinion that, subject to permission from EC, the meeting can take place. Whether it is right on CM’s part to have cabinet meeting while MCC is in operation is the subject of discussion among many IAS officers and others in the state. In normal circumstances, CM has every right to decide on the date and time for a Cabinet meeting and CS has no option as Secretary to Cabinet to convene the same. Contrary to this, his right to have the same while MCC is in operation has become questionable since it requires EC’s prior permission. Will it be appropriate for EC to reject the proposal of CM and CS? An interesting discussion has been going on that the decision of CM to have a cabinet meeting is leading to differences between CM and CS. In fact, it is also equally interesting as to what should be the manner of the relationship between a civil servant and minister or CM in a parliamentary democracy. CM reviewing at different levels with officers is a normal thing and implementation of decisions taken in the reviews is the sole responsibility of civil servant. In policymaking, both the official and non-official share equal responsibility and if only there is a cordial relationship between both, there is every possibility for better governance. The Armstrong Memorandum of Great Britain details the roles, responsibilities and the manner of relationship between a minister and civil servant. India has adopted the parliamentary system of the UK. Civil Servants are accountable to Ministers – democratically elected government. They should be above political considerations. They should gain the confidence of the concerned minister and also the CM. Irrespective of their personal views they should advise the minister or CM as the case may be, and their entire experience shall be, placed at their disposal. Even when they differ, they should extend their advice and allow them to take the final decision which they have to implement. Against this background and in the context of the AP developments, there exists a difference of opinion between the CM and CS at least as reported in a section of the press. CM, instead of sending a routine note through CMO to CS for convening a cabinet meeting would have spoken to him either over the phone or in person. CM should have discussed with CS about the pros and cons of convening cabinet meeting and should have sought his opinion. CM should have solicited CS’s opinion as to how they could overcome the MCC stipulations. Similarly, instead of perseverance in his own style, CS should have met the CM and discussed the issue threadbare and offered his view. Still, there is enough time for these parleys before the cabinet meets if permitted by EC. (The author is Chief PRO to Telangana CM. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

12
Oct
2019

2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship kicks off in Marrakech

first_imgTaroudant- In an announcement of the FIA, the FIA World Touring Car Championship will kick-off in Morocco for the first time, starting on April 6th in Marrakech.Marrakech, the first African tourist destination, will host the season kick off.The 12 rounds for the 2014 WTCC season will take place in Morocco, France, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Russia, Belgium, Argentina, the USA, China, Japan and Macau, with the provisional dates unveiled by Motorsport-Total. Mehdi Bennani, 30, from Fez, is a Moroccan racing driver who currently competes for the first time in the World Touring Car Championship with Proteam Racing, an Italian auto racing team based in Arezzo, Italy.The 2014 World Touring Car Championship season will be the eleventh season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship.Following is the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship draft calendarApr 6th – Marrakech, MoroccoApr 20th – Paul Ricard, FranceMay 4th – Budapest, HungaryMay 11th – Slovakiaring, SlovakiaMay 25th – Salzburg, AustriaJun 8th – Moscow Raceway, RussiaJun 22nd – Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumAug 3rd – Termas de Río Hondo – ArgentinaSept 14th – Sonoma Raceway, USAOct 12th – Shanghai, ChinaOct 26th – Suzuka, JapanNov 16th – Macau, Chinalast_img read more

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Mens basketball Keita BatesDiop on track to allBig Ten — notebook from

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) guards a Michigan player on an inbound play in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop allowed a transition dunk from William & Mary leading scorer Nathan Knight less than two minutes into the game. Head coach Chris Holtmann had enough.At the first media timeout, Holtmann sat Bates-Diop for a lack of effort on defense with the Buckeyes trailing the Tribe 12-10. Two minutes later, Bates-Diop checked back into the game and had one of the best games of his career.He scored a career-high 27 points and made 11-of-16 shots to lead Ohio State to a 97-62 blowout victory against William & Mary on Saturday.“I think it kind of just helped because it reset my mind,” Bates-Diop said. “I obviously wasn’t ready to play in those first few minutes so then him taking me out reset my mind, got back in and I was ready to play.”Bates-Diop played at the small forward, power forward and center against William & Mary, creating difficult matchups at each position. When Knight exited the first half with his third foul with 7:49 remaining, the Buckeyes attacked the paint with Bates-Diop and freshman center Kaleb Wesson — who scored 17 — leading the way.Ohio State shot 65 percent from the field and made 11-of-21 3-point attempts.William & Mary entered the game ranked 316th in adjusted defensive efficiency, according to KenPom. So before discussing the Buckeyes a prolific offensive team, take Saturday’s game with a grain of salt. However, it’s time to start considering Bates-Diop as a possible first-team all-Big Ten player.In Ohio State’s two conference games this season against Wisconsin and Michigan, Bates-Diop shot at least 50 percent and made two triples in each game . He’s averaging 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. He’s now averaging more than 18 points and nine rebounds per game with six double-doubles.Against Ohio State’s toughest opponent to date, Gonzaga, Bates-Diop grabbed 10 rebounds, but scored just seven points. If he’s going to become Ohio State’s first all-Big Ten player since the 2014-15 season, he will have to put up consistent performances against the conference’s bluebloods of Michigan State and Purdue.Holtmann said Friday before the game that sometimes it takes an extra reminder for a quieter player like Bates-Diop to get going. It appeared to work Saturday.“It’s just the mindset,” Bates-Diop said. “He’s doing a great job getting me there, it’s on me obviously, but he’s not afraid obviously to sit me for any stretch of time if I’m not doing those things I need to be doing. Obviously that worked, clearly.”Kaleb WessonIt’s probably time to conclude the center position belongs to Kaleb Wesson. Since Micah Potter went down with an injury in the second-half against Northeastern, the freshman has started every game in Potter’s place and has continued to improve.Saturday, Wesson tied a career high with seven rebounds — four of which were on the offensive glass — and recorded three steals, two assists and two blocks. He faced a double team in the post on almost every possession, which was when perhaps he displayed his most impressive talent yet by throwing cross-court passes on the mark for wide-open shooters in the corner.“He can read traps and double teams,” Holtmann said. “Eventually he’ll get to the point where he’ll command a double team most every game … his passing will really allow us to play through that.”Ohio State is not going to overwhelm any team with its shooting, which might be a reason teams will double Wesson more and risk leaving shooters open. Wesson’s passing ability, as Holtmann touched on, could lead to an increase in confidence in those shooters.“He’s been doing it all summer,” redshirt senior guard Kam Williams said. “He’s been doing it in practice, so he’s just going out there and displaying his talents. We all believe in him, so this isn’t really a surprise for us.”Another thing to continue to watch in Wesson is the big man’s footwork. The rebounds he was able to grab Saturday were because he put himself in great position against a defender. His footwork also allowed him to maneuver in the post off pump-fakes. If there is one thing to watch in Wesson as he moves forward as the starter at center, it would be his fouls. He finished the game with four fouls for the third straight game and the sixth time overall this season. He has fouled out twice. Holtmann has said throughout the season he expects Wesson to run into foul trouble, and that could be what separates him from seeing starter minutes when Potter returns.C.J. Jackson and Musa Jallow switchJunior guard C.J. Jackson returned to the starting lineup Saturday with freshman forward Musa Jallow heading back to the bench. Jackson was moved to the bench following a loss to Clemson, in a game he turned the ball over five times and had three assists. Since then, he had turned the ball over three times with six assists in two games. He continued that production Saturday.Jackson dished out six assists with only one turnover. He scored 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.William & Mary is ranked 345th of 351 teams in opponent turnover percentage. Holtmann said the test for Jackson’s newly found poise in running the point will be against teams that create turnovers.“But so far, he’s been able to make more poised, smart decisions with the ball,” he said. “And he’s, offensively, really impacting the game with his ability to make 3s.”TidbitsThe Buckeyes were thin on the bench Saturday with freshman forward Kyle Young sitting out with a sprained ankle. Holtmann said he will probably be available next Saturday against Appalachian State. If Ohio State is to lose any bench depth at a position, it’s probably best at the small forward or power forward because Bates-Diop can be moved around and create matchup problems for traditional centers.The 3-point shooting for Ohio State has risen substantially in the past three games. The Buckeyes are now shooting 36.2 percent from 3, following another 50-plus percent day beyond the arc. In the past two games, Ohio State missed all 11 3-point shots in the second half, but that factor was mitigated by strong first-half 3-point shooting against Wisconsin and Michigan. Ohio State was 7-for-8 in the first half against the Badgers and 5-for-8 against Michigan.“I think we’re taking better ones. I think that’s probably it,” Holtmann said. “I think we’re taking a higher quality of 3s than what we took at times early in the year.Ohio State also defended the 3-point line well Saturday against a William & Mary team that makes more than 12 shots from deep per game. The Tribe was 5-for-16 Saturday. Holtmann said when drawing up a game plan, he remembered a conversation he had with college basketball statistical analyst Ken Pomeroy about teams who shoot at incredibly efficient levels like William & Mary.“What’s really key is limited their attempts,” he said. “Now that extends you and opens you up to slips and drives, and that effects your 2-point field goal percentage a bit. But I’ve seen those guys shoot through eight games and if we were going to allow them to shoot 28 to 30 3s, they’re going to make 14 or 15 of those and we’re in trouble. So we did try to limit their attempts and that was important for us.” read more