Indian Olympic Association forms Commonwealth Games Association of India

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced the establishment of the Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) of India as a sub-committee of the country’s National Olympic Council for 2020-21. IOA President Narinder Batra and Secretary-General Rajeev Mehta will be performing the same roles in the CGA as well amid the public dispute between the pair.Batra made the announcement in a letter addressed to the members of the association. Anandeshwar Pandey, who serves as the Treasurer in the IOA, will perform the same role within the CGA while R.K. Anand and Anil Khanna have been appointed as the Senior Vice President. IANS Also watch: Moran’s Khowang Ghat Shut For 3 Days After Girl Tests COVID Positivelast_img read more

Corona Futsal commences tonight

first_imgTHE fourth edition of the Corona Futsal tournament will begin this evening at the National Gymnasium with a cadre of knockout games.The opening game of the night will pit Wolves United against Tucville from 19:30hrs with Kingston and North East La Penitence meeting from 20:15hrs.Leopold Street will oppose Flamingo from 21:00hrs with Back Circle and Camptown expected to contest at 21:45hrs.Sparta Boss will also be in action from 22:30hrs against Black Pearl then GT Panthers and Bent Street will close the action off from 23:15hrs.The second night of action, May 7, will feature California Square in the opening fixture, with GFC and West Front Road clashing in the second game.Broad Street take on Mocha, Order and Discipline play Future Stars, Beacons confront Sophia and Eastveldt face Tiger Bay.Following the KO stage, the remaining teams will advance to a round-robin phase where they will be divided into three groups of four.After three nights of round-robin competition, the top two teams in each group along with the top two third-place finishers will move into the quarter-finals.Prizes will also be given to those teams that top their group stage, with $40 000 going to the winners, $30 000 for second, $20 000 for third and $15 000 for fourth.The tournament’s first prize is $500 000, $250 000, $125 000 and $75 000 with prizes for the MVP and one lucky spectator.There will be beer specials on game nights featuring the company’s five brands of beverages in Corona, Budweiser, Bud Light, Modelo Especial and Modelo Negro.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 59-45 win over Pittsburgh

first_imgAfter going into double overtime with then-No. 23 Florida State in its last matchup, Syracuse (13-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) struggled to get much going early against Pittsburgh (8-11, 0-6). The teams combined to shoot just 38 percent in the first half as the Orange went into the break with a five-point advantage. Syracuse eventually managed to pull away late for a 59-45 win to snap its four-game losing streak.  Here are three reactions from the game.Feel it stillTyus Battle played a season-high 50 minutes in the Orange’s loss to the Seminoles. The game actually pushed his minutes per game average in ACC play to 41.2 — more than the standard 40-minute game.TV broadcasts claimed that Battle was under the weather heading into the game. Either way, Battle was noticeably a bit weaker to start Tuesday‘s game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn one play he made a move to drive baseline, but his floater weakly fell off the side of the backboard, not even reaching the rim. Later, he had a wide-open look from deep. His 3-point attempt was on line but not strong enough, barely grazing the front of the rim and falling straight down. He missed his first six shots of the game and entered the break with just four points.Halftime seemed to get Battle a little bit back on track. He was five-of-eight from the field and scored seven points in the frame. His 3-pointer out of the under-eight media timeout seemed to inject life in the Orange, which went on to open up a 10-point edge.How longFreshman Panthers guard Parker Stewart came into the game averaging just 7.4 points per game, the fifth-highest mark on the team. He’d hit 30 3-pointers in 18 games, shooting at a 36 percent clip.Stewart hit two 3-pointers within the first five minutes of the game. By the end of the night, Stewart accounted for more than half of Pitt’s offense by himself, as he knocked down seven 3-pointers and had 23 points, both career highs.Although Syracuse has been solid on defense for most of the season, this was the third time that one player has made at seven 3-pointers in a game against the Orange.New rulesThrough the first four games of ACC play, freshman point guard Howard Washington was averaging two minutes per game. It seemed like his only way on the floor was to provide a very quick breather to Howard or Battle, or if either one was in foul trouble.But against FSU he played a career-high 24 minutes and Syracuse deployed its three-guard lineup for a good chunk of the first half.On Tuesday, Washington again checked into the game early in the first half, replacing Tyus Battle who sat for a few minutes. When Battle came back, Washington stayed on, with SU again giving its three-guard lineup a look.The Orange scored five quick points when Washington was in, and the Buffalo native added two steals. But the offense stalled with the three-guard lineup in, scoring no points. On one play, it appeared that both Howard and SU head coach Jim Boeheim were frustrated with Oshae Brissett not getting into the high post properly.Washington was subbed out with 7:22 left in the first half and didn’t play the rest of the game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 16, 2018 at 11:09 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Trainers lose self-certification rights due to non-runner scheme

first_img The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has suspended the right to withdraw horses via self-certificate of 13 flat trainers, as a result of relatively high non-runner rates.A number of trainers were warned in August that they had until an April 1 cut off to ensure rates were below the prescribed threshold, currently set at 14% on the flat and 12% over jumps (set to fall to 10% from the end of June).Those affected have a 14 day window within which to query the data, although unless data is shown to be inaccurate the current sanctions are to remain in place, however, they are still able to withdraw hoses for valid reasons, via vet’s certificates, without penalty.Richard Wayman, Chief Operating Officer for the BHA, explained: “It is essential that we take these steps to reduce the number of non-runners. They are not good for our sport, its fans or its participants.“All of the bodies who took part in the recent review agreed that we should do this by targeting those trainers who are consistently generating a high rate of non-runners, rather than putting in place measures that unfairly affect or restrict those trainers who operate within the spirit of the rules.“What the data has shown is that the vast majority of trainers are able to operate well beneath the thresholds without any issue.“We accept there are a number of unavoidable and valid reasons for horses not being able to run but it is very pleasing to see the non-runner rate within both codes has fallen so far this year. “Of course the welfare of horses must continue to come first and we fully expect that, if a horse is not fit to run, the affected trainers would withdraw it via a vet’s certificate with no penalty.”Recommendations follow the non-runners review which had the objective of decreasing non-runner rates in British racing, with all parties involved agreeing that measures to reduce the appropriate numbers should target trainers whose non-runner rates were particularly high.Early indications point to a positive effect, with non runner rates reducing 14%, from 6.6% of declarations to 5.7%, for the first three months of 2018 compared to 2017. Submit Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share Share Racing DiRSG launches LGBT+ awareness module for PRIDE  June 25, 2020 UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

Aspiring Liberian Photographer Shares Her Great Photos

first_img– Advertisement – Grace Kromah is a first generation U. S. citizen with a strong Liberian heritage.Born in the United States some 20 years ago, Grace is the daughter of Mr. Abraham Dudu Kromah, younger brother of former Lands, Mines and Energy Minister, Dr. Foday Kromah, and Mrs. Mayatu Peabody, wife of the eminent Liberian dentist, Dr. Christian Peabody of Stevensville, Michigan.Grace is a photographer who employs digital and film photography supplemented by darkroom alternative processes, screen printing and writing in her work.In these outstanding photographs, Grace is trying to depict first, the hands of the woman, Ma Edna King, featured in the second photograph, who took care of Grace and her siblings as children.  Ms. King first worked in Liberia as a maid for Mayatu’s mother, Ms. Gladys Lewis Smith, and her consort, Mayatu’s father, Mr. Ousman Bah.In later years, 1987 to be exact, Mayatu brought Ma Edna King to the United States to help take care of Mayatu’s three children.  Ma Edna remained in the USA for 30 years and returned to Liberia last December in retirement.  Mayatu renovated her home in Barnesville, Monrovia, furnished it and made it comfortable for Ma Edna to spend the rest of her days.(From left) The hands of the woman, Ma Edna King, featured in the second photograph, who took care of Grace and her siblings as children (Photos by Grace Kromah)Why the first photograph with Ma Edna’s hands covering her entire face? Photographer Grace Kromah says she wanted to show the loving hands that took care of her as a child.Grace’s art practice explores themes such as family trauma, historical trauma, immigration, Liberian culture, the African Diaspora and gender equity in America. Her goal is to tell her story, narrate her life experiences and illustrate recurring memories through analog and self-portraits.Grace is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is anticipating graduation May 2020. This Institute is the second most prominent art institutes in America, the first being the one at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.These photographs were brought to Liberia and shared with the Daily Observer by Mr. George Gooding, a prominent Liberian businessman.Mr. Gooding and Dr. Peabody, products of St. John’s Episcopal High School in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County (1966) and Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), 1969, have remained lifelong friends and brothers, spanning nearly 60 years and counting.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Grace Kromah, aspiring photographerlast_img read more