Ramaswamy with his favourite horse, the legendary Own Opinion, after one of the colt’s nine classic wins; magnificent obsessionThe picturesque little racecourse in Mysore offered the perfect setting for the making of sporting history last fortnight when the appropriately named Queen of the Hills strode home majestically to claim the,Ramaswamy with his favourite horse, the legendary Own Opinion, after one of the colt’s nine classic wins; magnificent obsessionThe picturesque little racecourse in Mysore offered the perfect setting for the making of sporting history last fortnight when the appropriately named Queen of the Hills strode home majestically to claim the Mysore 1,000 Guineas, giving her owner, M.A.M. Ramaswamy, 52, his 100th Classic – an international record. No other owner in racing history has achieved that distinction anywhere. But the win also served to confirm – if any confirmation was required – that Ramaswamy, or MAM, as he is popularly known, India’s biggest racehorse owner, towers over the Indian racing scene like a giant.”It is remarkable achievement,” avers R. Ramakrishna, MP and chairman of the Madras Race Club, whose stable ranks second only to Ramaswamy’s: “MAM will go down in the annals of international racing history.”For Ramaswamy, however, his triumph was marred by tragedy. His loyal and trusted retainer for over 30 years, Kasi, had died that morning and the loss was apparent. In the winner’s enclosure, which has almost become Ramaswamy’s second home, he wore a vacant and troubled look and left the course immediately after the ceremony.”I was totally shattered,” he told INDIA TODAY in Madras last week, “I had decided not to go to the races but then I heard that President Zail Singh was likely to give away the prizes, so I thought it would not look nice if I stayed away”.Crucial combination: Ramaswamy with trainer David and jockey JagdishUnique Rapport: But revealed in that moment of grief lay what is perhaps the key to Ramaswamy’s enormous success in the sport – his close attachment and relationship with his aides and his associates in the racing fraternity. “His loyalty and affection for his trainers and jockeys and also for every one of the 100-odd horses he owns is something that has to be seen to be believed,” says K. Sunderajan, former sports editor and longtime racing correspondent of The Hindu.advertisementA long with that are certainly other attributes that have made Ramaswamy the biggest name in horse-racing today. Above all, his total dedication and his uncanny understanding of the sport and the horse he invests in.None of this is discernible in the man himself. Short, stout and dark, Ramaswamy betrays none of the flamboyance and colour associated with racing. But there is nobody in the field who pursues his chosen profession with such absolute dedication and care as him.He is out at the racecourse at the crack of dawn every morning to oversee his stable. “He knows the strength and weakness of every one of his horses,” says Sunderajan, adding, “more important, that of other owners’ horses also”. Affirms Ramakrishna: “He takes a lot of personal interest in his horses.”Splendid Beginning: Muthiah Annamalai Muthiah Ramaswamy’s domination over the Indian racing scene somehow seems ordained. Born into a wealthy Chettiar family, money-lenders and financiers of royal lineage, Ramaswamy was always a keen sportsman, a redoubtable tennis and polo player.Polo brought him into contact with horses and his elder brother, the late Kumararajah M.A.M. Muthiah Chettiar, initiated him into the world of horse racing. In 1965, his brother convinced him to invest jointly in a horse called Silver Jet at the Bombay auctions for the relatively modest price of Rs 50,000.From that moment, Ramaswamy was hooked. Silver Jet won its very first race, the Colts Trial Stakes at Bangalore, and as Ramaswamy himself admits: “There was no looking back after that.”It was also the start of his bid to achieve the 100 Classics title and he went about that task with a determination and ability that left few in any doubt that he would do it. By 1970, five years after his debut, Ramaswamy already had a string of classics under his belt and a stable of 10 horses, each carefully picked and trained.Tudor Jet won the Bangalore Derby in 1977 and Select earned him the South India Oaks the same year. Fair Court got him his third Classic, the South India 2000 Guineas, in 1969 and also the South India Derby in 1970.By then his racing colours of gold and brown had earned an awesome reputation and the south Indian racing scene was obviously too confining for his ambitions. The legend was born. Ramaswamy was soon a by word in the national racing scene.The horses he bought, the jockeys and trainers he picked and discarded, the rumours of the phenomenal bets he placed all bore the stamp of a man determined to get to the top in a hurry. His career is littered with as many failures as successes, but his inherent talent for spotting the right horse and bringing out the best in it, made him an integral part of Indian racing history.advertisementHis biggest success story is undoubtedly Own Opinion, the Indian-bred horse that itself is a legend. Own Opinion, which Ramaswamy acknowledges as his favourite horse, left behind a string of broken records for speed and stamina and earned Ramaswamy an estimated Rs 18 lakh in stake money. It is also the only Indian horse to have raced abroad in Tokyo.The colt’s win in the prestigious Indian Turf Invitation Cup in Bombay in 1979, where it beat the all-conquering Royal Tern, would have satisfied most owners. But not Ramaswamy. His uncanny eye for horseflesh brought into his stable a string of outstanding horses like Birthday Girl, Aristocrat and Nicolette. Who, like Own Opinion, won Ramaswamy nine Classics each. His stable also housed such multi-classic winners like Red Chieftain, Air Hostess, Blue Ice, Haifa Crown, Cupid and Star Haven who have stamped their names in racing’s hall of fame.Ramaswamy also has an equally discerning eye for jockeys and trainers. Over the years, he has hired trainers who are considered the best in the country. Azeez Mohammed, S.M. Shah, D.M. Hill, Adenwala have all trained his horses at some stage while his jockeys include such illustrious names as Vasant Shinde, Karan Singh, W. Swineburn, P. Khade and S. Chavan.”What matters finally,” says Ramaswamy, “is the degree of coordination between the horse-owner, trainer and jockey. A close personal rapport between three is the master-key to success. It is a crucial combination.”Conquering Team: The current combination, Ramaswamy, his principal trainer Aris David and jockey M. Jagdish, are seemingly unbeatable. David has won 83 classics, of which 82 were for Ramaswamy, while Jagdish’s tally of 85 Classics include 40 in the famous gold and brown colours. Says David: “Ramaswamy has a very sound knowledge of the sport and an excellent eye for horses. Whatever I lack, he more than makes up for.” Jagdish concurs: “His love for horses is unbelievable and nobody can match his knowledge of horseflesh. He doesn’t care how much he spends on a horse.” Adds Sunderajan: “He utterly trusts his jockeys and trainers. He pays them well and treats them with affection. But that doesn’t mean he leaves the care of his horses totally to the trainers.”Ramaswamy himself explains why: “Each horse has its own habits, its off-days and a trainer cannot afford to treat them all alike. You have to understand the horse and cater to it-with love.”Little wonder then that Ramaswamy has in his 18-year career in racing won over 800 cups and 1,200 races. On an average, his earnings in a year from his stable are over Rs 20 lakh. And, it is a measure of his dedication that he ploughs every penny back into his stable.According to Ramaswamy, he spends about Rs 2 lakh a month on upkeep and maintenance of his string and at the end of the year he claims that he just about breaks even “except for exceptionally lucky years”.advertisementSuperstitious Beliefs: In fact, luck is something that Ramaswamy harbours an intense belief in. “All my horses and trainers and jockeys would have drawn a blank if I did not have that divine luck,” he says seriously, “luck and fate play a major role in racing. Even the most terrific combination of horse, trainer and jockey will come to naught if that vital element of luck is missing.”To hear him talk, it is evident that superstition and fate are major considerations in Ramaswamy’s scheme of things. He will never buy a horse with an asudar mark on its forehead because he firmly believes that it brings bad luck. He often relates the story of one of his best horses. Fair Court, who was the favourite to win a major race in 1970.Ramaswamy the trainer and the jockey were supremely confident that the horse would walk away with the race. Yet, from the start, the horse was listless and finished second last. It turned out that at the exact time of the race, Ramaswamy’s mother had passed away. Nothing will convince Ramaswamy that the death of his mother and the performance of Fair Court were unconnected. In another instance, one of his prized horses, Ayyappa, named after one of the gods of the Hindu pantheon, was unable to win a single race and for no apparent reason. A friend suggested that Ramaswamy change its name and the very next race it stormed home ahead of the field.Though Ramaswamy’s greatest love is horse-racing he has made invaluable contributions to other sports as well. He is vice-president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and served a term as one of its most successful presidents. During his tenure, India won the World Cup at Kuala Lumpur and the Olympics at Moscow.He once presented the Indian hockey team Rs 1 lakh during the Bangkok Asiad even though they had lost to Pakistan in the final. Ramaswamy, however, was so pleased with their performance that he insisted on making his personal reward. But his greatest contribution has undoubtedly been to racing to which he has given as much, if not more than what he has got.
FILE – In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) handles the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Memphis, Tenn. A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have traded veteran point guard Mike Conley, who has played the most games in franchise history, to the Utah Jazz. The person says the Grizzlies swapped Conley for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on condition of anonymity because neither Memphis nor Utah has announced the trade.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise’s best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.The Grizzlies swapped Conley for forward Jae Crowder, guard/forward Kyle Korver and guard Grayson Allen, said the person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither Memphis nor Utah has announced the trade, which cannot be completed until the new league year starts on July 6.ADVERTISEMENT Conley confirmed the trade on Twitter, thanking Memphis for making him the man he is and being his home.“Time for another chapter! Excited to give all I have to The Jazz …!” Conley tweeted.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, logisticsESPN.com first reported the deal, which it says also includes Utah’s No. 23 pick overall in Thursday night’s draft.Conley was the final piece of the core that led the Grizzlies to seven consecutive playoff berths, including the 2013 Western Conference Finals. Zach Randolph and Tony Allen left in 2017 as free agents, and Memphis traded Marc Gasol to Toronto in February, splitting up a duo that had been the NBA’s longest-tenured teammates. Gasol went on to help the Raptors win their first NBA title. The move almost certainly means that Ricky Rubio will be elsewhere next season, even after he averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 assists for the Jazz this season. Pairing Conley with rising star Donovan Mitchell figures to give the Jazz one of the best backcourts in the league next season and would seem to bolster Utah’s chances in a rapidly changing Western Conference.The move also could make Memphis a major player in free agency for 2020, although much of that space hinges on what the team does to fill out a roster this summer.It’s the second major trade in the West since the NBA Finals ended last week, the first being the move sending Anthony Davis from New Orleans to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. And the five-time defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors won’t have Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant for much, if not all, of next season because of injuries — and it remains a possibility that both will sign elsewhere this summer as well.The Grizzlies tried to trade Conley before the deadline but couldn’t, with the guard’s pricey contract complicating deals. Conley signed a max contract in July 2016 with $67 million more due over the next two seasons.He leaves with a handful of franchise records, including most games played (788) over his 12 seasons in Memphis. Conley, who turns 32 on Oct. 11, played only 12 games in 2017-18 because of a painful left heel that needed season-ending surgery. But Conley returned this last season to play 70 games and scored a career-best 21.1 points per game. He was just off his career highs with 6.4 assists per game and averaged 1.3 steals per game.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Boxing body near bankrupt, facing 2020 Olympic exclusion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Mike Miller, Conley’s former teammate and now an assistant coach with the Memphis Tigers, wrote on Twitter that the FedExForum won’t be the same without the Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorer.“Mike’s 12 years in Memphis exceeded all expectations and has been full of countless memories for the city!!” Miller wrote.The Grizzlies are busy rebuilding after drafting Jaren Jackson Jr. with the fourth overall pick last year, and they hold the No. 2 pick overall for Thursday night’s draft, which is likely to be point guard Ja Morant of Murray State as Conley’s replacement. Memphis hired its new coach, Taylor Jenkins, last week with what management called a “significant” and “long-term commitment.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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
PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup A basketball hoop is seen at a public court near the Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre in Toronto, on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Maybe it takes an NBA championship to save the game. City staff in Toronto will no longer take down public basketball hoops at the end of the day. (Andrew Lahodynskyj/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Maybe it takes an NBA championship to save the game.City staff in Toronto will no longer take down public basketball hoops at the end of the day. The decision Thursday comes after a video showing a municipal worker dismantling a rim and net sparked backlash online.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Mayor John Tory says the city should be encouraging kids to play basketball. He writes that he supports “positive, fun, healthy activities for kids” and the practice of removing the hoops at 6 p.m. has been halted immediately.Two weeks earlier, the Raptors won their first title following an electrifying playoff run that united fans across the city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe city government says in a statement it has long sought to balance the right to play basketball with right of nearby homeowners to enjoy quiet.Canada Basketball, the governing body of the sport in the country, responded with the message “No rim. No history,” along with a photo of Kawhi Leonard’s rim-bouncing buzzer beater in the playoffs. The picture of the shot that beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round was edited to remove the rim. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “Everyone deserves the chance to play,” Canada Basketball tweeted. “Keep the nets up.”When asked about the hoops being removed on a nightly basis, Raptors President Masai Ujiri was baffled.“There’s been complaints about noise from basketball? Really?” Ujiri said. “They tried to take the courts down? Are you guys serious.”ADVERTISEMENT World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH 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 Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cori Gauff, 15, youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon View comments
Something very dishonourable happened there. And the local police definitely did try to bury it.”These remarks were not part of his “terms of reference” to probe allegations of rampant sexual abuse and gang rapes in Murthal village. But former Uttar Pradesh and Nagaland director general of police (DGP) Prakash Singh was clearly distressed by all that he saw and heard of the three days and nights of relentless mayhem that consumed Haryana during a fierce pro-quota movement by Jats in February.”There are no words in English to describe what happened in Haryana,” says the eighty-year-old former police officer.MURTHAL GANGRAPE Members of the relatively well-off Jat community burnt houses and vehicles, vandalised businesses and allegedly even sexually assaulted women, demanding job and education quotas similar to those provided to underprivileged castes.The role of the police department came under scrutiny following reports that personnel, many from the same caste group as the protesters, either directly or indirectly aided and abetted the rioters.”I have been witness to the totality of administration – revenue and police. And in situations I have seen them respond with some delay, sometimes with great delay. There are instances where the response smacks of bias and where officers have been partisan. But I have never seen the administration collapsing. Ceasing to exist,” Singh, requisitioned by the Manohar Lal Khattar government to probe lapses by government officials in tackling the bloody campaign, told India Today, days after submitting a report detailing the unprecedented abdication of duty by Haryana’s police and civil administration.advertisementStill to be made public, the 414-page report, put together by Singh with assistance from IAS officer Vijay Vardhan and KP Singh -who has since been appointed the state DGP- indicts 80 police and civil administration officials who were deployed on key positions in eight violence-racked districts and state headquarters Chandigarh.Apart from those on the lower rung – station house officers (SHOs), chowki in-charges, duty magistrates and fire officers in field- the list of “delinquents” also includes top officials like the then Haryana DGP Yashpal Singhal, intelligence chief Shatrujeet Kapur, home secretary PK Das and Shrikant Jadhav, inspector general of police in the worst-affected Rohtak Police Range, who was placed under suspension even as the state was burning.Without naming names, Singh says there are numerous instances where the abdication by senior district officers was deliberate and bordering on connivance with the intent-on violence protesters.”You know that loot and arson is taking place in your subdivision, yet instead of intervening you give them (the rioters) two to six hours to wreak havoc, at the end of which you patronisingly step in to say, ‘arre bhai, ab bahut ho gaya? ab jao’.” The tale of what transpired in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Jind, Hisar, Kaithal, Bhiwani, Sonipat and Panipat over three days in February is chillingly recounted in 2200 individual testimonies that Singh and his colleagues recorded and collated over 71 days.WITNESSES A 65-year-old Punjabi, who runs a public institution near Murthal, told Singh and the others about “200 motorcycle-borne, guntoting hoodlums sporting ‘I am Jat’ placards, methodically scouring the national highway to Delhi for cars to burn.” The only vehicles spared, he said, belonged to people who “paid up.” And when they came to torch his premises, a place that cares for the old, infirm and unwell, his frantic calls to the local DSP and SHO went unanswered.The SHO eventually picked up only to shout, “You bloody refugee. You deserve to suffer!” Fighting to hold back his tears the man, whose family was first forced to migrate from West Punjab (Pakistan) in 1947, told the committee they are preparing to move again. He has no idea where they will go, but says, “It has to be somewhere safe.”Close by, the proprietor of a hugely popular Punjabi dhabha, who reportedly paid Rs 20 lakh as protection money for his establishment, refused to say a word on record. He would speak to the committee but without the “benefit” of a video camera or a stenographer latching onto his every word.VICTIMS A devout Sikh whose eatery has benefited from the growing traffic on NH1, he ran a four-day langar (community kitchen) serving commuters stranded because of the protests. At 1 am on February 20, he remembers a rush of young and older women. “Their clothes were in shreds. They all wanted to use the toilets. We gave them shawls and blankets to cover up,” he said, recalling that he did not ask the “ladies” for any explanations because they were already “so distraught.”advertisementThe dhaba owner also told the committee how the women were literally spirited away by the district SP and DC, who magically appeared “35 minutes after the women showed up.”Also Read: Video statement of Murthal ‘victim’ played in court
BOSTON (AP) — Snow, rain and chilly temperatures didn’t dampen the joy of New England Patriots fans exulting in their team’s latest championship Tuesday.The five-time Super Bowl winners received a hero’s welcome as they paraded through downtown Boston aboard World War II-era duck boats that have become a staple of the city’s recent title celebrations.Sounds of “Brady! Brady!” ”TB12!” and “MVP” rang out throughout the procession as fans proudly wore No. 12 jerseys over thick parkas and sweaters, holding signs declaring star quarterback Tom Brady the G.O.A.T. — the greatest of all time.Brady grinned and just took it all in, at one point tossing footballs back and forth with fans on the route as the duck boats rumbled along.“We’re going to remember this one for the rest of our lives and we know you will too,” he shouted from a stage at the parade’s end at City Hall. “I told you we were going to bring this sucker home and we brought it home!”Cannons shot out red, white and blue confetti along the route, which started near the Boston Marathon finish line, where three spectators were killed and 260 others wounded in bombing attacks in April 2013. The route wound past famous city landmarks such as historic Faneuil Hall and the Boston Common.Fans were still in disbelief over New England’s stunning 34-28 comeback win in overtime against the Atlanta Falcons.“We were all sweating bullets the whole time, and then we saw the best comeback in the world and the greatest thing we’ve ever seen,” said James Mastrangelo, a Quincy, Massachusetts, resident decked out Mardi Gras-style, with a red, white and blue mask and Patriots sneakers, sweater, gloves and hat.Phyllis Barone, of Saugus, Massachusetts, held up a large cardboard cutout of Brady and did her best to join the boisterous crowd in rowdy chants of “Go Pats.” But her raspy, weakened voice betrayed her.“Three days of cheering. I’m surprised I still have anything left,” she said. “I’m a true die-hard fan.”Stephen Skobeleff, of Winthrop, Massachusetts, said he’s tried to bring his two teenage children to as many championship parades as he can.“For years and years and years we really didn’t have anything but the Celtics,” he said of the city’s NBA team. “Every parade I get nervous that it will be the last one.”Along the route, Patriots players held up some of the team’s five Lombardi trophies.Fan favorite Rob Gronkowski, who went down with an injury before the team’s playoff run, energized the crowd with his typical Gronk antics. The tight end took off his shirt and chugged beers tossed up to the duck boats by fans, while other players held a wrestling championship-style belt over his head.Some players waved black “Roger That” T-shirts showing fists with five championship rings as fans reciprocated with their own handmade signs deriding NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.There’s little love for Goodell in Patriots Nation after he handed Brady a four-game suspension at the start of the season for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, a dispute that wound through federal court twice as the NFL found Brady responsible for using underinflated footballs during a playoff game in 2015.Once again on Tuesday, the 39-year-old Brady was unquestionably the center of attention.The crowd showered the MVP of Super Bowl 51 with chants of “MVP” and “We Want Six” as the snow, which fell in thick wet clumps most of the morning, broke just long enough for Brady and others to speak onstage.Coach Bill Belichick said this year’s team was the hardest working group he’s ever coached.“They came to work every day and there were no days off,” he said.The typically gruff, no-nonsense coach led the crowd of thousands, who likely skipped school or work to fete their team, in an impromptu chant: “No days off!”TweetPinShare0 Shares
Germany has won the right to host 2024 European Championship, beating Turkey following a politically charged campaign.Germany, which successfully hosted the 2006 World Cup, was the long-time favorite and won the UEFA executive committee vote 12-4. There was one abstention.Turkey is now a four-time losing candidate after failed bids to host Euro 2008, 2012 and 2016. This was the first time UEFA built human rights assessments into the process.”Every democratic decision is the right decision,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who has been closely allied with German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel as European colleagues on the FIFA Council.UEFA relies on its signature competition to help fund 55 member federations. Revenue from the 24-team Euro 2016 in France was almost 2 billion euros ($2.35 billion). UEFA got 850 million euros ($1 billion) in profit.Germany should have about 400,000 more tickets to sell than the Euro 2016 organizers. It also has 300,000 more seats than Turkey’s bid.OFFICIAL: Germany will host UEFA #EURO2024More information to follow pic.twitter.com/L9GaMAWAjNUEFA (@UEFA) September 27, 2018The UEFA voters were given confidential revenue projections for each candidate’s plan.Germany plans to use 10 stadiums for the 51-game tournament and play the final in Berlin or Munich.Turkey proposed its strongest bid yet with eight of 10 stadiums already completed, yet was likely to struggle in the first UEFA hosting vote with a human rights assessment.The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become increasingly authoritarian and a UEFA report into the candidates published last week noted Turkey’s lack of a tournament plan to address human rights.advertisementA currency crisis in Turkey has also seen the lira lose almost half its value against UEFA’s working currency, the euro, in the past year.Germany will look to recapture the positive feeling of its month-long 2006 World Cup, which became known as the nation’s “Summer Fairytale.” A well-liked and underrated national team helped Germans express a fresh pride in their national identity and symbols more than a decade after reunification with East Germany.The moment Germany were unveiled as UEFA #EURO2024 hosts pic.twitter.com/Q64sth49YkUEFA (@UEFA) September 27, 2018Europe’s signature competition was hosted in 1988 by West Germany, one year before the Berlin Wall came down.The election victory on Thursday is a welcome revival for the German soccer federation and its leader after four months of turmoil.The federation and fans have had troubled relations with national team players Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, whose roots are Turkish, before and after a poor showing at the World Cup in Russia.The issue flared after the players posed for photos with Erdogan in London in May. Ozil then became a scapegoat for the team’s early World Cup exit.(With AP inputs)
Transfers Chelsea urged to ‘enjoy Hazard while they can’ as Real rumours persist Chris Burton 17:12 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Real Madrid Eden Hazard Chelsea Premier League Ex-Blues striker Chris Sutton admits that a summer switch is possible and that the Belgian’s departure would leave “a fair bit of business” to be done Chelsea must “enjoy Eden Hazard while they can”, says Chris Sutton, with links to Real Madrid refusing to go away.The Belgian forward continues to star for the Blues, with another inspirational showing put in on Saturday during a 4-0 victory over Brighton.It is performances such as that which continue to see the 27-year-old mooted as a possible target for La Liga giants Real. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sutton fears it could be only a matter of time before a big-money move is made, with Hazard’s impending departure set to leave those at Stamford Bridge with “a fair bit of business to do”.The former Blues striker told the Daily Mail: “Chelsea fans should enjoy Eden Hazard while they can.“They are a different team when he is playing.“With Alvaro Morata out of form and Michy Batshuayi misfiring, Hazard has been Antonio Conte’s go-to man this season.“He brings an unrivalled energy and sharpness to this team. As we saw against Norwich in the FA Cup last week, remove Hazard and Chelsea are far less threatening.“Hazard is the biggest weapon in Chelsea’s armoury and to lose him this summer would leave them with a fair bit of business to do.“Without him, Chelsea are still a good team. Despite a lack of strength in depth, they are third in the Premier League and still fighting on three fronts in the cups.“But Hazard takes them to another level. Who can they rely on to do this when he is gone?”Hazard could bring the exit talk to a close by committing to a new contract with Chelsea, but discussions regarding fresh terms are yet to see pen put to paper.The Belgium international has not been aided by comments from family members either, with his father having revealed recently that an approach from Spain is being waited on.Hazard has, however, addressed those comments, telling reporters after netting twice against Brighton: “My dad says some bad things.“Yes. I talked with him [to tell him off], no, no worries.“I’m focused with Chelsea. I’ve got two years contract left and I’m happy here. Like I said 10 times before, I want to finish this year and then we’ll see. But I’m happy here.”
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Ohio State’s Board of Trustees is still meeting to decide Urban Meyer’s future. A resolution is still considered likely today.Meyer arrived at the Longaberger Alumni House, where the meeting is being held, earlier today. He’s been waiting around for several hours now.It looks like he has some company now. Meyer’s wife Shelley has arrived at the building and gone inside.News cameras were there to capture her entrance.Shelley Meyer arrives at the Longaberger Alumni House where her husband, urban, is inside awaiting his fate. #DispatchAlerts pic.twitter.com/zG96SoITtI— Doral Chenoweth (@doralchenoweth) August 22, 2018When a decision has been reached, a press conference is expected shortly thereafter. Podiums and other materials have been delivered throughout the day to prepare for a media briefing.Press conference preps? Box labeled “frosted podium” just arrived at Longaberger Alumni House as @OhioState trustees discuss status of @OSUCoachMeyer. pic.twitter.com/drpZInDSuk— Mike McCarthy (@mikewsyx6) August 22, 2018Many have speculated that Meyer will receive a short-term suspension or “time-served,” which would enable him to rejoin the team immediately. Meyer has been on administrative leave since August 1 when the university investigation into his handling of the Zach Smith situation began.Stay tuned for more updates from a tense day in Columbus.
Next Press Trust of India DohaSeptember 28, 2019UPDATED: September 28, 2019 21:54 IST PTI PhotoHIGHLIGHTSMP Jabir finished fifth in men’s 400m hurdles semifinals heat number 3Jabir had qualified for the semifinals with a timing of 49.62 seconds on FridayAce sprinter Dutee Chand also crashed out after finishing 7th in the women’s 100m heat number 3Indian sprinter Dutee Chand’s World Championships campaign ended in disappointment as she crashed out in the first round while 400m hurdler MP Jabir made an exit in the semifinals here on Saturday.Dutee clocked 11.48 seconds — one of her worst timings this season — in the women’s 100m heats to finish seventh in her heat and 37th overall among 47 competitors.Running in the outermost lane, Jabir finished fifth in men’s 400m hurdles semifinals heat number 3 and 16th overall among 24 runners with a time of 49.71 seconds. The top two finishers in each of the three semifinal heats and the next two fastest runners qualify for the finals.Reigning world champion Karsten Warholm of Norway led the runners into the finals with a timing of 48.28 seconds.Jabir had qualified for the semifinals with a timing of 49.62 seconds on Friday but he could not improve upon it on Saturday. He has a personal best of 49.13 which he had clocked this year.For the 23-year-old Dutee, who ran in the innermost lane, it was another heartbreak as she had come in this championship with the hope of at least reaching the semifinals but it was not to be.Dutee’s timing was in stark contrast with those of the likes of 2012 Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and last edition silver medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast, who led the heat timings with 10.80 and 10.85 seconds respectively.This showed how much the Indians are lagging behind as compared to the best in the world.Also Read | World Athletics Championships: Dutee Chand fails to reach 100m semis, misses Olympic quotaAlso Read | World Athletics Championships: Day 2 live streaming, schedule for Indian athletes in DohaadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow World Athletics ChampionshipsFollow MP Jabir World Athletics Championships: MP Jabir misses out on 400m hurdles finalRunning in the outermost lane, MP Jabir finished fifth in men’s 400m hurdles semifinals heat number 3 and 16th overall among 24 runners with a time of 49.71 seconds.advertisement
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Story Highlights Beasc Technologies, which was one of five Jamaican teams participating in the IBMC’s 2018 renewal in Utah, USA, from May 10 to 11, topped participants from 38 other colleges and universities to cop the champion’s trophy and a US$30,000 cash prize. The feats were achieved in only the fifth year that Jamaican tertiary student-run businesses were participating in the annual event, dating back to 2014 when the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) launched the National Business Model Competition (NBMC) for local tertiary-student entrepreneurs. Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has created history by fielding the first Jamaican student entrepreneur team, Beasc Technologies, to win the prestigious International Business Model Competition (IBMC) for tertiary institutions globally. Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has created history by fielding the first Jamaican student entrepreneur team, Beasc Technologies, to win the prestigious International Business Model Competition (IBMC) for tertiary institutions globally.Beasc Technologies, which was one of five Jamaican teams participating in the IBMC’s 2018 renewal in Utah, USA, from May 10 to 11, topped participants from 38 other colleges and universities to cop the champion’s trophy and a US$30,000 cash prize.The teams’ performance was further embellished with a second-place finish by University of the West Indies (UWI) representative, Eco-Structures, whose members were awarded the US$20,000 first runner-up prize.The feats were achieved in only the fifth year that Jamaican tertiary student-run businesses were participating in the annual event, dating back to 2014 when the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) launched the National Business Model Competition (NBMC) for local tertiary-student entrepreneurs.Both teams made their presentations to a high-level group of judges comprising author of the bestselling books ‘Running Lean’ and ‘Scaling Lean’ – Ash Maurya, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Startup Tuscon – Aaron Eden, and Founder and CEO of Precoil – David Bland.Other Jamaican entrants this year included 2018 NBMC winner – Queritel, and Skolastik Oasis, both from the UWI; and Pneulyfe from NCU. Eco-Structures and Pneulyfe were first and second runners-up, respectively, to Queritel.Their placements continued the impressive run of local teams finishing among the IBMC’s top-10 competitors, with all NBMC winners between 2014 and 2017 achieving this feat.The previous highest placement was recorded by 2017 NBMC winner, Natisma Nutraceuticals, which finished fourth.National NBMC Coach, Douglas Lindo, who travelled with the teams to Utah, has high praises for the performances of Beasc Technologies and Eco-Structures.“We are overjoyed. Imagine first and second in our fifth year of entering this world-class event. This is amazing,” he tells JIS News.Designed to encourage and promote the creative and innovative thinking of students, the NBMC facilitates local entrepreneurial skills and enhances collaboration and communication between stakeholders in the private sector and academia.The initiative is anchored and supported by the DBJ and its partners, including the Inter-American Development Bank-Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB-MIF), Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), PanJam Investment Limited, Musson Foundation, Restaurant Associates Limited (Burger King), Scotiabank Jamaica, Sagicor Group, GK Capital Management, PetroCaribe Development Fund and NCB Foundation.The IBMC is sponsored by the Kevin and Debra Rollins Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, headquartered in Provo, Utah.The entrepreneurship programme at the Marriott School, which has campuses/students across the United States and in 105 other countries, is consistently ranked among the top such offered, annually.
Anglers will once again have a variety of winter sport fishingopportunities available to them in 2004 in Nova Scotia, includinga new season for rainbow trout in Kings County. “Nova Scotia’s winter sport fishing is growing in popularity.According to a national sport fishing survey, Nova Scotia leadsthe country in winter fishing activity,” said Chris d’Entremont,Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. Nova Scotia anglers spend an average of 9.55 days every wintersport fishing, the highest number of days in Canada. The winter fishery offers anglers numerous opportunities to fishthis winter. Anglers require a 2003 general fishing licence toparticipate in the winter sport fishery for chain pickerel, whiteand yellow perch and rainbow trout. A 2003 fishing licence isvalid until March 31, 2004. Licences can be purchased at officesof the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. “We are very excited to be able to provide winter sport fishingopportunities in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “By openingselected lakes and streams to fishing for chain pickerel, whiteand yellow perch and stocked rainbow trout, anglers will have anopportunity to enjoy their sport without impacting on brooktrout, smallmouth bass and Atlantic salmon”. Anglers in Kings County will have a new opportunity available tothem with the opening of Silver Lake for rainbow trout. Theseason on this lake will be from Jan. 1 to Feb. 29, with a baglimit of two rainbow trout per day. The Bras d’Or Lakes are open for winter angling of rainbow troutfrom Jan. 1 to March 31. The bag limit is two fish per day. Fourareas of the Bras d’Or Lakes are closed to all angling to protectbrook trout and Atlantic salmon. They are: above the BaddeckRiver Bridge on Highway 105(including Cains Pond), inside theEast Bay sandbar, above Crowdis Bridge in River Denys Basin, andabove Black River Bridge in Dundee. Several other lakes will also reopen this winter for rainbowtrout fishing: Cameron and Gillis lakes, Antigonish Co.; AlbroLake, Halifax Co.; Gairloch Lake, Pictou Co.; Goose Harbour Lake,Guysborough Co.; Sucker Lake, Lunenburg Co.; Levers Lake and No.20 Dam, Cape Breton Co. and Hidden Hills Lake, Queens Co. Theseasons on these lakes run from Jan. 1 to March 31. Bag limit istwo fish per day. Meadow Pond, Hants Co. will also be open forrainbow trout this winter. The season on the pond runs from Jan.1 to Feb. 29. The bag limit is two fish per day. Chain pickerel anglers will be able to enjoy fishingopportunities for this species in numerous lakes throughout theprovince this season. In Digby County the Meteghan River,including all lakes and tributaries, is open. Also open are theAnnis River and Kiack Brook (near Belleville South) in YarmouthCo., including all lakes and tributaries. Other lakes open for chain pickerel include: Louis Lake, QueensCo.; Walls Lake, The Ponds in Port LaTour and Bakers Flats onCape Sable Island, Shelburne Co. In Halifax County, Fish, Morrisand Round lakes will also be open for this species. Lily Lake(Cogamun Pond) Hants Co.; Shortts Lake, Colchester Co. and bothBlack Lake and West Branch Lake in Pictou Co. will also reopenthis winter. All pickerel lakes are open from Jan. 1 to March 31.The bag limit for chain pickerel is 25 fish. Angling for white and yellow perch will be permitted from Jan. 1to March 31 on Angevine (Dewars Lake) Cumberland Co.; Cameron andGillis Lakes, Antigonish Co.; Meteghan River, Yarmouth Co.; AlbroLake, Halifax Co.; Shortts Lake, Colchester Co. and WoodwardSanford Lake, Hants Co. Springfield Lake in Annapolis County willalso be open this winter for white and yellow perch. The baglimits for each of these species is 25 fish. Anglers are reminded to practice caution during the winterfishery whether they were fishing from shore, in boats or on theice. For more information on the lakes and season openings, contactthe Department of Agriculture and Fisheries or see the website atwww.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/sportfishing .
Raipur: The by-election in the Naxal-hit Chitrakot Assembly constituency of Chhattisgarh will be held on October 21. The bypoll was necessitated after Congress legislator Deepak Baij resigned following his election to the Lok Sabha from Bastar parliamentary constituency. In the 2018 state Assembly polls, Baij defeated BJP’s Lachhuram Kashyap in Chitrakot by a margin of 17,770 votes. Later, the Congress nominated Baij for the Lok Sabha polls, held earlier this year, from Bastar seat which he won by defeating BJP’s Baiduram Kashyap by 38,982 votes. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghWith the announcement of the bypoll schedule on Saturday, the model code of conduct has come into force in the Chitrakot Assembly segment, which is spread in parts of Bastar and Sukma districts, state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Subrat Sahoo said in a press conference here on Sunday. Sufficient security is being arranged for the bypoll, he said. The gazette notification for the bypoll will be issued on Monday and filing of nominations will begin the same day, he said. The last date for filing of nominations is September 30. The scrutiny of forms will be held on October 1 and candidates can withdraw their names till October 3, he said. After the polling on October 21, the counting of votes will be held on October 24. As many as 1,67,722 people, including 79,218 men, 88,503 women and one from the third gender, are eligible to exercise their franchise in the constituency.
New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed a charge sheet against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in connection with an aviation scam which allegedly led to losses for Air India. The final report was filed before special judge Anil Kumar Sisodia for the offence punishable under sections 8 (taking gratification, in order to, by corrupt or illegal means, influence public servant) of Prevention of Corruption Act, besides other offences. Besides Talwar, who is currently in judicial custody in the case, the charge sheet also names his close aide Yasmeen Kapoor and Maya B Puri, Stone Travel Private Limited, Cedar Travels, Deepak Talwar & Associates and Asia Field Limited. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh The court is likely to consider the matter on October 1. The agency had on July 26 taken Talwar into custody inside the courtroom, moments after the judge dismissed his anticipatory bail application. He was later sent to judicial custody on August 9. According to the agency, Talwar had acted as a middleman in negotiations to favour foreign private airlines, including Qatar Airways, Emirates and Air Arabia, by making national carrier Air India give up profit making routes and timings. The alleged deals took place during the Congress -led United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) regime at the Centre.
Kolkata: Bengal government has approved the expansion of Tata Metaliks Ltd’s plant in West Midnapore’s Kharagpur, which would come up on a 290-acre plot, state Finance minister Amit Mitra said on Monday.Mitra was addressing the annual general meeting of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the city He said there will be Rs 600 crore of fresh investment in the proposed expansion of the existing plant. According to Mitra the project would create 3,500 additional employment in the plant. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The state government has approved the expansion of the Tata group’s Rs 600-crore augmentation plans in the state enhancing the ductile iron (DI) pipe capacity by 2 lakh tonne per annum. The state government has already given a go-ahead to the company after the state cabinet had cleared the project,” Mitra stated. Senior officials of the Tata groups had already informed the government that they have a plan for doubling the production capacity of DI pipe from 2 lakh tonne to 4 lakh per annum. The project also includes the enhancement of hot metal capacity and setting up of a 15-MW captive power plant. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt was learnt that the expansion of Tata Metaliks Ltd’s plan to double the DI pipe capacity is likely to be completed in the next fiscal. The Tata groups have been focusing on the DI pipe segment, which is growing steadily at 8-10 per cent. While addressing the gathering, Mitra pointed out that generating employment in the state has been one of the key issues. The expansion of Tata Metaliks would create direct and indirect employment of around 3,500 people. The company already had 200 acre land in Kharagpur while 90 acres additional plot has been granted to the private company. Taking a dig at the Centre, Mitra said that the corporate tax collection in the current fiscal year goes at the tune of 4.7 per cent where the target has been set at 17.5 per cent. The growth in the tax collection rate remains at 27 per cent so far. Mitra also felt the need of stimulation to vitalize the Indian Economy particularly at the time when it is in dire state. During his speech, Mitra also highlighted the economic downturn and the Centre’s failure to ensure an upward march of the country’s GDP, which has been on decline for the past couple of years. He also blamed the Centre for being in the business of catching headlines in the newspapers. Mitra also pointed out how eight top companies in the country have been keeping Rs 8 lakh crore in their books and showing their reluctance to invest as there is no demand in the market. He also reminded the gathering that Bengal’s growth is the highest in the country while Andhra Pradesh comes second. The Bengal’s GDP grows at 12.58 per cent in 2018-19 fiscal, Mitra said.
London: Liverpool and Manchester City are again threatening to streak clear in the Premier League title race with their main challengers looking ill-equipped to keep up. Both teams were irresistible last season, with runners-up Liverpool finishing 25 points ahead of third-placed Chelsea, and they look a class apart again in this campaign. The two front-runners will each expect to pick up another three points this weekend despite being on their travels as Liverpool go to Sheffield United and City visit Everton. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Leicester, Arsenal and West Ham are their closest challengers and early leaders in the fight for the final two Champions League places despite just three wins apiece after six rounds of matches. Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United, all of whom have struggled badly, are under pressure to get back on track on home soil this weekend. Sweet 16 for Liverpool? ======================= City showed no mercy against Watford last weekend, hammering the Hornets 8-0 in a staggering display of dominance that even visiting goalkeeper Ben Foster admitted could have resulted in an even more damaging scoreline. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters Yet Pep Guardiola’s men could find themselves eight points behind in the title race come kick-off at Goodison Park on Saturday should Liverpool maintain their relentless run. Jurgen Klopp’s side have the chance to win their 16th consecutive Premier League game in the early kick-off on Saturday in Sheffield. Liverpool have not lost in the league to a side outside the traditional “Big Six” since January 2018. But Blades boss Chris Wilder is demanding his players are not star-struck by the European champions. “I don’t want the players speaking to their players before, ‘can I swap shirts and any chance of signing this?’ And they won’t,” said Wilder. “I don’t want Liverpool to come here into our backyard and go, ‘Well, thanks very much, that’s the easiest three points we’ve picked up all season’. If they do win, I want it to be over our dead bodies.” Must-wins for struggling Spurs, Chelsea ======================================= Tottenham fluffed another chance to land a first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino in midweek, with an embarrassing third-round League Cup defeat by fourth-tier Colchester on penalties. Spurs have won just two of their opening eight games in all competitions and four of their past 17 dating back to last season. With Bayern Munich to visit on Tuesday in the Champions League, that record threatens to get even worse unless Pochettino can get a response from his stale-looking side against Southampton on Saturday. But a relaxed Pochettino said there was a fine line between success and failure, pointing to the disallowed goal at Leicester last week, which stopped them going 2-0 up in a game they ended up losing 2-1. “I become more relaxed in these tough moments because in the end it’s only one result,” he said. “Rather than losing the game against Leicester, which we deserved to win, three points more and we’re third and everyone is talking about fantastic season, performance.” Chelsea fared far better in the League Cup as a 7-1 rout of Grimsby handed Frank Lampard his first victory in charge at Stamford Bridge. In contrast to Spurs, though, Chelsea are at the start of a new era and there were encouraging signs for Lampard in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool. Defensive issues remain, with the Blues yet to keep a clean sheet in nine games under Lampard, but N’Golo Kante’s return from injury does offer some much-needed protection for the backline. Brighton’s visit to the Bridge on Saturday also starts an enticing run of fixtures for Chelsea to haul themselves back into the top four, with Southampton, Newcastle, Burnley, Watford and Crystal Palace to come. Goal-shy United turn to Greenwood ================================= United also narrowly avoided a League Cup shock by beating League One Rochdale on penalties, but the Red Devils’ lack of goalscoring threat was again exposed. Teenager Mason Greenwood scored the only goal of the night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, who have not found the net more than once in a game since the opening weekend of the season. A groin injury to Marcus Rashford exacerbates that problem and Anthony Martial is a doubt to face an Arsenal side that have conceded nine goals in their past four league games. Solskjaer may therefore be forced to hand 17-year-old Greenwood just his second Premier League start. “He must be a nightmare for defenders having him one-on-one in the box,” said Solskjaer. “He can go both ways, which is for me fantastic and you can just see he has got quality and he will get his share of games.”
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