Squash prodigy Ahana is top of ESF ranking chart

first_imgNew Delhi: Rising squash star Anahat Singh has become Europe, Asia and India’s No.1 in the girl’s Under-13 category. As per the European Squash Federation rankings published recently, Anahat is ranked No.1 in Europe in GU13. Earlier this month, Anahat’s brave run ended in the U-13 girls’ title round when top-seeded Egyptian Amina Orfi defeated her in the British Junior Open squash final in Birmingham. IANSAlso Read: Siblings Amira, Anahat Singh win bronze at Scottish Junior OpenAlso Watch: AASU Activists waved Black Flag at Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika’s Convoylast_img read more

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Camson willing to apologize to Almazan, says elbow wasn’t intentional

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Almazan declined to give interviews to the media after the game.PBA Office-In-Charge Willie Marcial said he will summon both players on Tuesday.Camson plans to use the meeting to apologize to Marcial and Almazan for his actions.“I will respect the league’s decision and I am willing to ask for forgiveness and apologize to sir Willie and Raymond.” Read Next Kia came into the game having lost 16 straight games dating back to last season and Camson said all the losing was a reason for how he handled the situation.“I didn’t like what happened. I guess I just wanted to win so bad because we’re really tired of losing. We don’t want them (Rain or Shine) to make a run because we know that once they do, we’ll lose our morale,” said Camson, who had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 98-94 victory.READ: PBA: Kia halts 16-game skid, upsets Rain or ShineThe two got into a heated verbal exchange along the Cuneta Astrodome hallway on their way to their respective dugouts but after the game, Camson said he has no problems apologizing to Almazan first.“Being the younger player, I’ll be the one to approach him. I don’t see any problems with that because we’re all playing in the same league and we all have the same job,” he said. “I never wanted any of that to happen. I’m a man and I got hit.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Eric Camson vs Raymond Almazan. PBA IMAGESKia big man Eric Camson said he was merely getting in position for a rebound it wasn’t his intention to hit Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan with an elbow that triggered an ugly fight on Saturday.While fighting for positioning in the shaded area, Camson landed an elbow to the face of Almazan, who quickly retaliated with his own.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting The situation escalated after Camson caught Almazan with a punch in the face before players and referees stepped in to restore order.READ: PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It wasn’t intended. The replay will show that I wasn’t going for his face and I was just boxing out,” Camson told reporters in Filipino after the game. “I hit him and it was something unavoidable. Then he got back at me and it was just my pride at that point.”Both got ejected after being slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2. LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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MPBL welcomes two more members

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Two more teams are seeing action in the third season of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League with Bicol and Mindoro formally welcomed as the 27th and 28th teams by no less than league founder Sen. Manny Pacquiao last Saturday night.The Volcanoes of Bicol, who have already signed ex-PBA players Alex Nuyles and Ronjay Buenafe, will be coached by Monel Kallos, while the Tamaraws of Mindoro are still in the process of forming their team for the Lakandula Cup that kicks off on June 12 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew League commissioner Kenneth Duremdes also announced several changes in the management of teams that missed out on the playoffs last season.The Mandaluyong El Tigre will now be handled by former PBA player Banjo Calpito, while the Pasig Pirates will now be called the Sta. Lucia Land-Pasig Realtors following the entry of Exequiel Robles as owner. Robles used to own the Sta. Lucia franchise in the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDuremdes also bared plans to hold games overseas with a possible match in the United Arab Emirates and Oman lined up. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Rondina, Pons team up again in Boracaylast_img read more

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John Calipari Goes On Twitter Rant Following Criticism For Saying Kentucky’s Goal Was To Get 8 Players Drafted

first_imgJohn Calipari tweets about his draft goal.Twitter/@UKCoachCalpariOn Wednesday, John Calipari rubbed some people the wrong way when he said Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win the national championship. Calipari, 56, is as big of a players-first coach as there is in sports, so his comments weren’t really that surprising. But, at the same time, it’s not surprising that people were upset with his statement. The Wildcats’ coach went on somewhat of a Twitter rant this afternoon, addressing his critics. I hate to drive you traditionalists crazy, but I’ll say it again: our goal at the beginning of the season was to have eight players drafted.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015I’ll be honest with you, at the time I may have said nine. My point when I said that was to have them all eat.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015When they asked how we do it, I told them to do this you will have to be a selfless team, share & do historic things on the court. They did.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015If Alex doesn’t get hurt, 8 are drafted. We fell short of a national title but this season was not disappointing to me. Have a great day!— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015Whether you agree with him or not, you’ve got to respect Calipari for always speaking his mind.last_img read more

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THE UNLIKELY RISE OF SCHITTS CREEK

first_imgSchitt’s Creek is a Peak TV rarity: Instead of steadily shrinking over time, the Canadian-produced comedy from co-creators/stars Eugene and Dan Levy has actually gotten bigger with age. Since launching on cable’s Pop network in 2015, the show has seen its linear ratings more than double and its overall audience soar past 3 million viewers. Word of mouth around the series has also exploded, fueled by critical acclaim and a 2017 deal which put past seasons of the show on Netflix. But Schitt’s didn’t just happen overnight. It’s been a slow-rolling success, blowing up at a point in its run when most other shows would just be starting to wind down. Ahead of Wednesday’s season-five premiere on Pop, Vulture called up the Levys, as well as execs at two of their network partners, for the inside story on just how the Rose family blossomed into an American beauty.TV history is filled with examples of great shows gone too soon because they ended up in the wrong home. Freaks and Geeks, for example, might have lasted more than one season had it had been bought by the young-skewing WB Network instead of NBC. The Levys were well aware of this when they were pitching their idea for Schitt’s Creek to both American and Canadian networks in 2014. The duo envisioned their show as a series that would be “a bit niche, to say the least,” as the younger Levy puts it. (In case you’ve missed out on Schitt’s mania, the show imagines what would happen if a superrich family of socialite royalty — think the Kardashians — suddenly found themselves nearly penniless and living out of a motel room in the middle of nowhere.) While the elder Levy says he and son “kind of knew this was not gonna be a network show,” they took it to some broadcast outlets in both countries anyway. A meeting at one such outlet here — Eugene Levy thinks it was ABC — went well: “[They] seemed to react very positively to it,” he says. “I remember one executive saying, ‘We can’t wait to get our hands on this.’” This did not make Levy happy, however. “I remember hearing that and kinda feeling a little nervous,” he says, alluding to broadcast TV’s historic penchant for micromanaging showrunners. The father and son also pitched some major American cable networks, but with less success. “HBO and Showtime did not respond to it,” Eugene Levy says.The response was much warmer when the duo took the show to a leading broadcast network in their home country, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC, like ABC in America, is a somewhat broad-skewing, over-the-air broadcast network. That might have ruled them out as a potential home, given the Levys desire to go somewhere more amenable to a “niche” idea. But right around the time the Levys were pitching Schitt’s Creek, the Canadian TV powerhouse was undergoing a bit of a metamorphosis in its comedy development philosophy. “In 2014, we made a decision to prioritize half-hour, single-camera comedies with a unique point of view and authentic, character-driven storytelling,” says Sally Catto, general manager for programming at CBC. Or, as Eugene Levy puts it, “They were heading in more of a cable direction for their comedies. The timing was right.” The CBC was very interested in Schitt’s Creek, both because they liked its off-center sensibility and because Eugene Levy and co-star Catherine O’Hara are comedic royalty in Canada. The Levys agreed to sell it to the CBC, which underscored its commitment to the program by renewing it for a second season even before the first episode aired. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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NEB rejects Burnabys bid to stop work at Trans Mountain pipeline terminal

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — The National Energy Board has rejected the City of Burnaby’s request that it rescind orders allowing the company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to conduct work at its terminal in the city.The Metro Vancouver city had asked that the board cancel the orders after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed government approval for the expansion project.Burnaby had argued the terminal work was primarily related to the project, but the board said in a written decision Thursday that it’s upholding the orders, allowing Trans Mountain Corp. to do infrastructure work at the Burnaby Terminal.The NEB says piping modifications are not associated with the expansion project and the relocation and decommissioning orders appropriately allow Trans Mountain to optimize the site in preparation to offer new services to shippers.The board also allowed the company to continue tree clearing as part of the approved work.Burnaby has been a long-standing opponent of the pipeline expansion, which would substantially increase tanker traffic in the city’s waters, and it was among the plaintiffs in the Federal Court of Appeal case against the project.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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I am aam aadmi working in a team of motivated people to

first_imgNaveen Jaihind, a social activist, became a part of India Against Corruption in 2011 and later became a member of Aam Aadmi Party which was formed in 2012. In 2014, he fought his first Lok Sabha elections from his home town Rohtak. He may have lost the elections but that did not deter him from playing a more active political role. In 2015, his political stature further grew in the party when he was appointed as the AAP state president of Haryana. As he prepares to fight from the bellwether seat of Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2019, he spoke to Piyush Ohrie of Millennium Post on various issues. He talked about Haryana model of governance, issue of nationalism being raised in the elections, campaigning amid limited resources, issues plaguing Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency and the bitter truth of political parties ultimately resorting to caste politics for seeking votes from the electorate. Excerpts Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesIn 2014 you fought your first Lok Sabha elections from your hometown Rohtak. You are now fighting 2019 general elections from Faridabad. In these five years how have you evolved as a politician and how is it reflected in your campaigning? I do not consider myself as a politician. I am an aam aadmi working in a team of motivated and driven volunteers to bring positive change in the lives of people. It is these volunteers that campaign for the party. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAmid limited resources, how during your campaign trail are you trying to make sure that you reach out to the maximum number of people? We have a motivated team of party workers who are determined to spread the message of our developmental works in Delhi despite lack of resources. We are making sure that our workers are present and visible in all the public place and market gatherings. They speak to the people who are there on the ground directly and make them aware of the works that have been done by the AAP government in the development of Delhi. Taking a cue from the Delhi model of governance, what is your vision towards the creation of the Haryana model of governance? The issues that used to plague the common citizens of Delhi are more or less the same that trouble the citizens of Haryana. Even in Haryana, the citizens demand 24 hours supply of power in reasonable rates, regular supply of clean drinking water and better sanitation systems. Rather than being dependent on private schools and hospitals, the citizens want excellent government schools and hospitals. AAP in Delhi has worked successfully on these aspects. Unlike Delhi law and order is a state subject and we would like to reform this system in the state. We will work on the problem of unemployment. We also want to work for the betterment of farmers who are definitely more in Haryana than in Delhi. 90 per cent of the Delhi model of governance can be successfully implemented in Haryana. Haryana is a land of soldiers as well as farmers, what are your plans to take care of these major classes of citizens. The issue of nationalism has become a major point in these elections, what are your views about it? In Delhi, we have a system wherein we provide Rs one crore to martyr’s family. We wish to do in Haryana as well. As far as the farmers are concerned, the government has ensured that farming today is a loss-making venture. To begin with, the government has to be honest in trying to solve the agrarian crisis. A farmer today is debt-ridden and he is being forced to take more debts. The Kisaan fasal bima yojna brought by the government has further worsened the situation of the farmer. There is a need to incorporate newer forms of technology in farming which has not been done by the government. The Central government did not do any development works so it has been a ploy to seek votes in the name of caste and religion. They are now doing in the name of soldiers and martyrs which is shameful. Citizens are now also asking questions that why the Pakistani Prime Minister is openly endorsing the re-election of Narendra Modi as a Prime Minister despite strike on their terror camps and killing many people in their country. What are the problems of Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency? If elected as an MP, how do you wish to solve these problems? Law & Order is a big problem in Faridabad. Pollution is also a major problem that needs to be tackled. Today because of pollution, a large number of children is facing respiratory problems. We will also prevent the destruction of Aravallis that forms the lungs of the city. Like Somnath Temple, Faridabad has been looted many times. I would like to prevent this loot. Today in the governance of self-proclaimed chowkidaars, the public agencies are not performing their job well and are just making money. Once we free these agencies from the so-called Chowkidars, we will work with the people and ensure that Faridabad is free of pollution and garbage. Your decision to put Jaihind as your surname was done because you did not believe in playing caste politics. In this campaign trail, you have now begun to use pandit before your name, is caste, therefore, a necessity that has to be ultimately raised by the politicians? Yeh ek kadva sach hai ki jaatiwaad hai (this a bitter truth that caste is a reality). Not only has the Chief Minister of Haryana but even the Prime Minister uses it during his election campaigns.last_img read more

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Rep Glenn wins top national Right to Work award

first_img27Apr Rep. Glenn wins top national Right to Work award Categories: Glenn News Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, left, with state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, after Ricketts keynoted the National Right to Work Committee board of directors’ annual banquet at which Glenn received the civil rights group’s highest national honor, the Senator Everett M. Dirksen Award.Omaha, Neb. — State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, Friday was named recipient of the Senator Everett M. Dirksen Award, the highest honor bestowed annually by the National Right to Work Committee to an individual “making the most outstanding contribution to public awareness and understanding of the Right to Work principle.”The 60-year old civil rights organization is committed to ending job discrimination based on union affiliation by protecting the rights of all Americans to hold a job without being forced to join or pay dues to a labor union. Its annual award is named after the Republican Minority Leader from Illinois who in 1966 led a filibuster in the U.S. Senate that blocked President Lyndon B. Johnson’s effort to repeal the section of federal law that empowers states to enact Right to Work legislation. Twenty-five states — including Michigan and Indiana in 2012 and, just last month, Wisconsin — have enacted laws prohibiting compulsory unionism as a condition of employment.Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was on hand as National Right to Work Committee President Mark Mix presented the award to Glenn during the organization’s annual board meeting and banquet at the Magnolia Hotel Omaha.“Given his leadership and contributions to the Right to Work movement over the last nearly four decades, this award has been a long time coming,” Mix said. “It could have been given 30 years ago for his leadership in Idaho, or three years ago for his leadership in Michigan, or any time in between, but we are certainly proud to present it today to now state Rep. Gary Glenn.” In accepting the award, Glenn said he first read about the Right to Work principle as a senior in high school — in a Reader’s Digest article about union violence that led to the law’s passage in Louisiana in 1976 — “and I distinctly remember thinking to myself, ‘Somebody should be out there doing something about that issue.’ Two years later, I was that ‘somebody,’ and it has been an honor, a privilege, and a passion in the decades since to have had the opportunity to stand for that fundamental freedom and jobs principle.”Glenn was hired by the Idaho Freedom to Work Committee while still in college, became its executive director in 1980, and directed aggressive voter education efforts that resulted in the election of a veto-proof Republican legislature that overrode a Democratic governor’s veto to enact Right to Work 1985. He then served as the leader and primary spokesman for a 1986 ballot campaign that won voter approval for keeping the law in place, despite being outspent three-to-one by Big Labor. He also organized support for the issue in the 1970s and 80s in Delaware, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, the latter of which finally enacted the law in 2001. In 1983, Glenn also worked one year in Washington, D.C., as a Congressional lobbyist for the National Right to Work Committee, and in 1985, he led a team of Right to Work operatives who succeeded in blocking repeal of Louisiana’s workplace freedom law by the state House after repeal legislation had already passed the Senate.Glenn in 2011 was a founding board member of the Michigan Freedom to Work coalition, which launched the effort that leading to enactment of Michigan’s ban on compulsory unionism in December 2012. The law took effect in March 2013, and in its first full year as a Right to Work state, Michigan led the nation with 24,900 new manufacturing jobs. Indiana, which enacted Right to Work the same year, ranked second in the nation.Past recipients of the Dirksen Award include the late Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston of St. Helen, Michigan, former president of the Screen Actors Guild, AFL-CIO, who worked with Glenn in winning passage of Idaho’s Right to Work law; former San Diego Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts; four U.S. senators including, most recently, former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; four congressmen including Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas; and rank and file union members such as the 2013 honoree, United Auto Workers union member Terry Bowman of Ypsilanti, founder of Union Conservatives and a key leader in the successful effort to enact Michigan’s Right to Work law. This is the second Right to Work-related award Glenn has shared with Heston. In 1987, for their leadership of efforts to enact Right to Work in Idaho, they were named co-recipients of the Freedom Fighter of the Year Award by the Center for the Study of Market Alternatives, a free market think tank based at the College of Idaho and led by former Northwood University economics professor Larry Reed, who later returned to Midland to serve as the first president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. MCPP recruited Glenn to move to Midland in 1998 because of his history of leadership on the Right to Work issue.Glenn, who was elected to the state House of Representatives last November, is currently sponsoring legislation to extend Right to Work protections to public safety employees who were not covered by the original law in 2012, while providing that government sector unions in the future will represent and bargain only for employees who voluntarily join and pay dues.“If Michigan is going to truly be a Right to Work state,” the Grand Haven Tribune wrote in an April 22nd editorial endorsing Glenn’s legislation, “all workers should have the option to not join a union in order to work in their chosen profession. …We urge state lawmakers to consider (Rep. Glenn’s) proposed House bills and decide to include police officers and firefighters in the Right to Work law, as well as do the right thing and not obligate unions to represent nonmembers.”last_img read more

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