Bolick leads Red Lions to 7th straight victory

first_imgRead Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Reprising his heroics in the finals last season where the Lions swept the Chiefs in two games, Bolick dished out a solid outing, finishing with 25 points on top of six rebounds as San Beda built an early lead and never looked back.“We were happy that we got this win to finish the first round with a win,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “At least, we’re two games ahead of third-running JRU.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Chiefs fell to 3-6.The Bombers picked up their fourth straight victory at the expense of the Mapua Cardinals, 68-59, in the first game. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games JRU got a huge lift from guard Aaron Bordon, who had 17 points, but coach Vergel Meneses was hardly satisfied with the win against an undermanned Mapua team.“A win is a win, but the way we played, I’m not happy with it,” said Meneses. “They thought they can easily win against Mapua and Mapua gave them a hard time.”Jed Mendoza and Ervin Grospe added 12 and 11 points respectively for the Bombers, who struggled to put away the Cardinals in the endgame after a spate of turnovers.Mapua fell to its seventh straight defeat as it continued to miss top gun Andoy Estrella, starting forward Almel Orquina, and reserve big man Sean Magboo due to injuries.The Bombers notched their sixth win in nine games despite a quiet outing from Tey Teodoro, who only had seven points.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Robert Bolick took charge anew as San Beda turned last season’s finals rematch into a virtual workout, running roughshod on a listless Arellano squad, 95-70, Tuesday night to close out its NCAA first round on a high note at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Unforgiving on the defensive end, the Red Lions also found their stride in the second period as they coasted to another lopsided victory that extended their winning streak to seven matches and stay just a game behind leader Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Etheridge back with nat’l team LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoChelsea boss Sarri: Willian and Hudson-Odoi must stay

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri: Willian and Hudson-Odoi must stayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says Willian must stay after he proved the matchwinner against Newcastle.Willian is being linked with Barcelona.But Sarri says: “Willian, for us, is a very important player. As I said yesterday in the press conference, in my opinion he has to stay with us. He’s very important player, like Pedro.”Hudson-Odoi is becoming a very important player so with Eden like a striker today, we need wingers, so we need Pedro, Hudson-Odoi and Willian, of course. At this moment he’s a fundamental player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoDonnarumma insists AC Milan players behind coach Giampaolo

first_imgDonnarumma insists AC Milan players behind coach Giampaoloby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma insists the players are behind coach Marco Giampaolo.Milan threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Torino on Thursday night.“It’s a defeat that burns. It’s a dark day and I struggled to sleep last night,” Donnarumma told Sky Sport Italia.“Yesterday I saw the team give everything, I’m sorry for everyone, the fans included. We have to follow the Coach because we’re working well and we have great ideas on how to play. We must follow him.“Giampaolo’s a great Coach. I’m sorry because yesterday we had a great game and we didn’t deserve to lose.“We’re all with him. It’s normal to struggle a bit at the start with new ideas and new players, but we should continue to follow him. We’re all with him.“After the first goal, we fell apart. We need to improve on this. If we’d remained compact, we would’ve been able to take the win home.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

47 of 61 proposals on carrying out works sent to CEO office

first_imgNew Delhi: Out of 61 proposals sent to Delhi CEO office for clearance for carrying out work under various projects by various agencies, 47 did not have approval of the Screening Committee, the poll body said Tuesday. The Election Commission-constituted Screening Committee consists of chief secretary, secretary of the GAD (General Administration Department) and secretary of the administrative department for which proposal for clearance is submitted, the CEO office said in a statement. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”It is categorically stated that all new projects or works will require prior permission of the Election Commission as per instructions under the Model Code of Conduct… shall be submitted to the EC through the CEO Office, duly approved by the Screening Committee, with a separate note of urgency as to why the proposal cannot wait till the election process is over,” it said. The letter dated March 30 also said in spite of such clear instructions repeatedly circulated, out of the 61 proposals received by the CEO Office till date, 47 were received without the approval of the Screening Committee. In case of a proposal on desilting by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the proposal was received by the CEO Office on March 20 and was sent back to the SDMC with an instruction to send it through the Screening Committee, it added.last_img read more

Womens soccer team falls short of first Big Ten title

After a 1-0 loss to Michigan State Friday, the Ohio State women’s soccer team will not win the program’s first regular season Big Ten championship. The Buckeyes entered the game hoping to clinch a share of the conference title with a victory, but their loss, coupled with Penn State’s 2-0 win Sunday, leaves them second in the league at season’s end. The Nittany Lions earned their 12th consecutive conference title and an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes, now 14-3-2 overall, should still receive an at-large bid, but might have lost any chance to play a home game to begin the tournament. The official brackets will be released during the NCAA Women’s Soccer Selection Show, which airs today at 8 p.m. on ESPNEWS. read more

If Mattas recruits would have stayed in school

What if?It is one of the most popular questions among sports fans. It allows us to ponder certain scenarios or outcomes involving our favorite sports, teams and players.With last week’s game against Purdue, people asked what if the Buckeyes had called a timeout after rebounding the Boilermaker’s missed free throw in the waning seconds?What if calling that timeout would have set up a better chance for Ohio State to tie the game and send it into overtime?This question has led me to think of another scenario that most of Buckeye land wished would have happened.What if Thad Matta’s recruits hadn’t bolted to the NBA after one year on campus?What if they had all stayed at least one more year?Why couldn’t Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Daequan Cook all return for their sophomore campaigns? The year before we saw a highly talented group of sophomores at Florida win a National Championship, only to announce to the country they were coming back to school to do it again.This was an Ohio State team that had just breezed through its Big Ten schedule on its way to a No. 1 seed and an NCAA Championship appearance.Imagine that core of players returning with Jamar Butler, Othello Hunter and then-highly touted incoming freshman Kosta Koufos.There is no doubt that this team would have won the National Championship and possibly finished with an undefeated season.One can wonder how many nights Thad Matta has cried himself to sleep, reflecting on the potential team he could have had if all three elite players decided to stay in school.Let’s break down the following two seasons.With Koufos staying for at least one more year, the Buckeyes would have had another dominant season in the post with BJ Mullens joining the team as the latest five-star recruit under Matta. Koufos would flourish with his outside game as Mullens and Dallas Lauderdale provided depth down low.This squad, which fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year, would at worst make it the Sweet 16 in this “what if” reality.For this current season, OSU would most likely lose Koufos to the draft but would retain Mullens for another season. After showing flashes of potential in his freshman year, Mullens would flourish during his sophomore season by living up to his recruiting hype.This, coupled with the emergence of Evan Turner as a National Player of the Year candidate, would have instantly made Ohio State Big Ten favorites and a major Final Four contender.So if Matta’s major recruits had just stayed one more year, the basketball culture at Ohio State would be dramatically different. They would have produced a National Championship-caliber squad one season and have two other squads make possibly deep tournament runs. With another top-rated recruiting class also coming to Ohio State this fall, Matta would have created a basketball powerhouse that would be among the elites for several years.But as they say, hindsight is always 20/20.So, snapping back to reality, Matta has had to deal with five of his players leaving for the draft after one season. He still had success, winning the NIT in 2007 and reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2008.But even with his squad this season currently fielding a Top 10 ranking, we all sometimes find ourselves asking the same question.What if? read more

Beating the odds Former Buckeye Art Schlichter working to put life back

Art Schlichter lost everything. But now, it seems he has found salvation. Since his release from Indiana’s Marion County Jail in 2006, the former 1978-81 Ohio State quarterback who notoriously gambled his way into prison has been slowly putting the shattered pieces of his life back together. He has found work at a local radio station, his record has been clean, and he’s helping others conquer their addictions to gambling. Schlichter’s family, ripped apart by his compulsive gambling, has seen him take a more active role with them now than at any other point in his life. “I have two kids that I love and I wanted to be there for them, but for many years I wasn’t,” Schlichter said in a phone interview with The Lantern. “Now that I am, it feels good. Same with my mother. It’s good to be there for her.” His mother, Mila, who lost a breast to cancer and a husband to suicide, came close to losing her son as well. Once an All-American and arguably the greatest quarterback ever to play at OSU, Schlichter developed an affinity for gambling during college that would spiral beyond his control for the next 24 years of his life. During his college years, he was often seen at Scioto Downs racetrack, placing bets to relieve himself of the overwhelming pressure that comes with being an OSU quarterback. “Gambling is excitement,” Schlichter said. “People get involved with it because it’s fun and takes their mind off of what they’re doing at that point. Yet, they don’t realize how devastating it can be if it’s done the wrong way or if that person has a propensity to be an addict.” He left OSU as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards, with 7,547, a record that still stands. When Schlichter was selected fourth overall by the then-Baltimore Colts in the 1982 NFL Draft, the struggling organization expected him to restore the team to its past glory. But when he received his first paychecks, the money left his hands faster than a football as he started making high-stakes bets on major sporting events, including other games in the NFL. Before the end of his rookie season, he had already gambled away his $350,000 signing bonus. Schlichter became so focused on gambling that he did little to prepare himself for the NFL and saw only limited action during his rookie season. His problems made national headlines after threats from bookies forced him to contact the FBI, leading the NFL to discover his addiction. Although Schlichter maintains he never bet on any games involving any teams he played for (including OSU), the NFL still suspended him until the 1984 season. Schlichter’s gambling problems continued after his reinstatement, and the Colts released him five games into the 1985 season. He never played in the NFL again. For the next several years, Schlichter struggled to find work as his debts mounted. Any money he made was put down as action, hoping to win enough money to pay off his debt. His notoriety as one of the biggest failures in NFL history only fueled his addiction. “Gambling was my way of killing the pain,” Schlichter said. “It distracted me from reality. And the more pain you’re in, the more you want to use.” Even starting his own family couldn’t pull Schlichter from his addiction. In 1988, he married Mitzi Shinaver, with whom he later had two daughters, Taylor and Madison. He even found success playing in the Arena Football League and hosting a radio show in Cincinnati. But he lost all of that when he was arrested for writing a bad check that was stolen from his sister-in-law’s bank account. That was the final straw for Mitzi, who could no longer deal with her husband’s problems. She left Schlichter and moved to Indiana with their daughters. Schlichter fell into depression as his mind and spirit seemingly became eviscerated. Alone with only gamblers and his demons as company, he contemplated suicide. “You get suicidal thoughts when you feel like there’s nowhere else to go,” Schlichter said. “Any addiction brings that on at some point. Everybody that goes through an addiction has thoughts of just wanting the day to end and not have to deal with it anymore. I was one of those people and I’m not alone.” He continued to gamble, hoping to alleviate the pain he had caused everyone around him. After the FBI raided his home in search of stolen money in 1994, he was sent to prison. He started gambling almost immediately after his release in 1996. “Anytime you go back out, you think you can conquer it,” Schlichter said. “Gambling is a lot of lies. It doesn’t get better. It can only get worse.” Schlichter spent most of his freedom like he did during his stint in the NFL, dodging authorities like they were blitzing linebackers. And as was the case in the NFL, he couldn’t avoid them. Between 1994 and 2006, Schlichter spent more than 10 years in 44 prisons, losing an estimated $1.5 million. The two years of “freedom” were highlighted by two awful experiences. The first was the suicide of his father, Max, whose body was found in a swimming pool in 2002. The second was after prison guards caught him gambling on college basketball in 2004. Schlichter was punished with solitary confinement, where the loneliness brought on by years of self-inflicted mental wounds tortured him for four months. “You really don’t have anywhere to go but death,” Schlichter said. “It’s very depressing, very isolated. I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.” In 2005, Schlichter lost $20 betting on a basketball game in prison. It would be his last bet. When Schlichter was released from prison in 2006, he stayed at a treatment center in Baltimore before moving back with his mother, who was one of the few people who visited him in prison and supported him during his darkest years. “My mother had to go the extra mile to stay by my side, and that’s one thing she instilled in me,” Schlichter said. “You have to love your kids and be there for them in the good times and the bad times. That’s what I try to do.” In 2006, Schlichter founded Gambling Prevention Awareness, a non-profit organization aimed at helping compulsive gamblers find treatment for their addictions. Assuring confidentiality to those who seek his help, Schlichter offers advice about treatment, prevention and legal action to those in need and their family members. He also regularly attends speaking engagements on behalf of the organization, warning people about the dangers of compulsive gambling. In 2008, Schlichter was hired to cover OSU football by the Columbus radio station 610 WTVN. WTVN Program Director Mike Elliott said that, despite his past, there was little opposition to hiring Schlichter by listeners and station employees. “He came on and was very humble and shared some of his stories in a real raw and honest fashion,” Elliott said. “Once the curiosity factor waned, his football knowledge took over. The guy knows what he’s talking about.” Matt McCoy, sports director for WTVN, who works on-air with Schlichter, said Schlichter’s radio work has not only been helpful to the station, but also to his image. “He’s very natural,” McCoy said. “That’s one of the things that impressed us right away. He’s also won a lot of people over. We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. We get that almost weekly.” Schlichter said his transition back to free society has been helped tremendously by the Buckeye faithfuls. “Buckeye fans have been great to me,” Schlichter said. “I’m very lucky to be a part of Buckeye nation. Their support makes me proud to be a Buckeye.” Nonetheless, McCoy said there are always some people who won’t accept Schlichter on account of his past transgressions. “Some people just don’t want to let that go,” McCoy said. “It’s like (former OSU running back) Maurice Clarett. Hopefully he doesn’t slip up. He’s paid his debt to society. Same thing with (Schlichter). There are people with hard feelings who don’t want him associated with the program. My thought is ‘move on.’ Let somebody try to live their life and do it the right way.” Still dealing with years’ worth of debt, Schlichter fears that casinos built in Ohio will ruin the lives of others like him. In the months leading up to last year’s passage of Ohio Issue 3, Schlichter and his mother made several commercials opposing the bill. Although he’s not opposed to gambling, Schlichter said he believes Ohio Issue 3, which plans to offer 2 percent of its revenue to the state to pay for gambling prevention and addiction programs, will not do enough to help prevent compulsive gambling. “My concern is about what it’s going to do to help those gamblers who are hurt,” Schlichter said. “I don’t think the issue is written well enough to do that.” Schlichter is also concerned about the exposure gambling has received in recent years. TV broadcasts of poker tournaments and the development of online gambling will lead to disaster, he said. “I think gambling is going to become an epidemic in our country with all the outlets these days,” Schlichter said. “It’s much more exposed than it’s ever been.” As for his family, Schlichter visits his daughters in Indiana as much as he can. He said he maintains a fair relationship with Mitzi, even though she has since remarried. He also takes care of his mother, whose health has been deteriorating. Schlichter is confident he can successfully fight the addiction. However, he knows he is forever shackled to the temptations of gambling and that every day for the rest of his life will be a struggle. “I can’t judge what’s going to happen tomorrow or the day after that,” Schlichter said. “I’m just trying to get through today, do the right thing and take care of myself and my family.” read more

Trippier admitted that the last year has been crazy for him

Trippier admitted that the last year has been crazy for him

first_imgKieran Trippier made his international debut less than one year ago – and now, he is about to be included in England’s starting eleven in the upcoming World Cup in Russia.The Tottenham Hotspur full-back admitted that the last year has been a bit crazy for him as he was called up to the national team for the first time and now, he is about to be given a chance to play in the World Cup.Trippier spoke about his current feelings as he said, according to tottenhamhotspur.com:Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I made my England debut last year and if I thought then about having the chance to go to the World Cup and even starting…it’s an unbelievable feeling.”“I grew up watching the World Cup and to now actually be a part of it, I’m speechless really.”“To be involved in a World Cup, just to be there and part of the squad and now people talking that I could start, it’s incredible. I can’t wait and whatever happens, I’ll give my all.”last_img read more

BREAKING Emiliano Salas plane has been found

BREAKING Emiliano Salas plane has been found

first_imgThe wreckage of the light aircraft in which Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson has been found.After almost two weeks without any sign, the wreckage of the light aircraft that carried Cardiff City’s Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson has been found in the English Channel.According to David Mearns, a marine scientist in charge of the private search, the wreckage of the Piper Malibu aircraft has been detected in the bottom of the ocean.“Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN,” Mearns wrote on Twitter.“As agreed with the AAIB [Air Accidents Investigation Branch] they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala.”“The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by Police,” he added.“The AAIB will be making a statement tomorrow.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David,” he concluded.The small aircraft disappeared on January 21st while it was traveling from Nantes, France, to the Welsh capital of Cardiff.The findings come after authorities gave up after almost four days of search, and a GoFundMe campaign was founded to find the aircraft.Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala— David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019last_img read more

Child whose parents were jailed for alleged abuse needs home

Child whose parents were jailed for alleged abuse needs home

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:new home, North caicos, social services New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Oct 2015 – Social Services is busy looking for a new family for the three year old boy who was taken into their care following the arrest of his parents. The husband and wife were arrested on Friday in connection to the death of their five year old son, Joas St Louis on September 30. Reports are the boy was living with an uncle for the past few days, but that is not a long term solution. Magnetic Media is also told there are two North Caicos families which have expressed an interest in taking in the younger son.Time is of the essence as background checks are conducted on the potential adoptive families; Social Services will have to send the child back to Haiti if no suitable home can be found for him here in TCI. Social Services may also be considering strengthening policies when it comes to school officials and how they deal with suspected cases of child abuse. Agriculture Police consultation meeting announcedlast_img read more

DC on Verge of Taking Possession of Walter Reed Property

DC on Verge of Taking Possession of Walter Reed Property

first_imgThe District of Columbia is slated to take ownership of 66 acres of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center by the end of the month, marking a critical milestone in the effort to redevelop the property into a mix of residential, office and retail space over the coming decades.A 10-day review of the transfer agreement by the D.C. Council ends July 10. If no action is taken to stop the purchase, it will be considered approved without a vote, reported the Washington Business Journal.The District will pay the Army $22.5 million and obtain the parcel through an economic development conveyance, under an agreement announced last November. The first payment of $10 million will be due at closing and will come from the District’s coffers as well as the city’s master development team. The balance will be due one year later. The deal does not include any revenue sharing.After closing, the city will lease the site to its master developers — a joint venture of Hines Interests LP, Urban Atlantic and Triden Development Group. Revenue from eight years of lease payments will offset the site’s acquisition cost.The reuse plan for the project, the Parks at Walter Reed, calls for 2,100 housing units (432 affordable), 250,000 square feet of retail anchored by a large-format supermarket, 14 acres of open space, a Hyatt hotel and conference center, space for arts organizations, an ambulatory care clinic from Howard University, and an innovation core anchored by George Washington University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.The Army already has handed over about 33 acres of the 110-acre campus to the State Department for the development of a foreign missions center, according to the story. Much of the remaining property will be conveyed to Children’s National Medical Center. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

PHOTOS WilmingtonTewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Partners In Rehab PT To Wilmington

PHOTOS WilmingtonTewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Partners In Rehab PT To Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — State Rep. Dave Robertson and Mary Ann Nay from Senator Bruce Tarr’s office joined Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Directors & Members on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Partners In Rehab PT to the Wilmington Business Community.Owner Joseph D’Angelo and Director of Physical Therapy Kristin Pallis were eager to welcome us to their newest location at 50 Concord Street in Wilmington.(NOTE: The above information and photos are from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Gives ‘Welcome Bags’ To New ResidentsIn “Business”15th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon Set For September 29In “Community”Wilmington Residents Invited To Opening Of Tewksbury Splash Pad On June 21In “Community”last_img read more

For stakes sake When Blackstones bid for a bite of Infosys bit

first_imgPrivate equity company Blackstone is said to have made a bid for a sizeable minority stake in Infosys on Thursday night at a company board meeting.MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty ImagesBig private equity giant Blackstone made a bid on Thursday night to buy a “significant minority” stake in Infosys amid hectic transitioning taking place within the company, according to the Financial Express (FE), which cited a report by television channel CNBC TV 18.While the company board on Thursday debated the impending return of co-founder Nandan Nilekani to steady its top echelons after the stunning exit of Vishal Sikka as CEO and MD following a prolonged tiff with the founders, private equity firm Blackstone was moving ahead with what it thought was some timely investment plans.FE cited the television news channel as reporting that the Blackstone proposal was raised at the Infosys board meeting held on Thursday night to decide the board’s future course of action and appointment of a new chairman.However, the board rejected Blackstone’s acquisition offer, and instead, moved on to appoint Nandan Nilekani as the new non-executive Chairman, effectively vesting the control of the company with the founder group, FE reported.Global private equity giant Blackstone offered to buy a “significant minority” stake in Infosys, in order to buy out the firm in the wake of the tussle between the founders of the company and its board, CNBC TV18 reported, citing unidentified sources.Sources told Financial Express that Nilekani joined after the resignations of ex-chief executive Vishal Sikka, and two other members of the board Jeffrey Lehman and John Etchemendy, were accepted. Seshasayee also stepped down as board chairman. Vishal Sikka, who was appointed as executive vice-chairman following his resignation as the CEO, has made a complete exit from the company.The tussle between Infosys lead founder N R Narayana Murthy and the company board had threatened to destabilise operations at the Bengaluru-headquartered firm. Ravi Venkatesan, who was co-chairman, will stay on as director while UB Pravin Rao will continue as interim CEO and MD.The return of Nilekani, a former CEO, is expected to assuage the concerns of shareholders, at least in the near term, the FE report said. Since Vishal Sikka stepped down as MD and CEO on August 18, the Infosys stock has lost more than Rs 30,000 crore in market capitalisation.last_img read more

This Maharashtra morgue keeps dead bodies in rock salt to bring them

first_imgRepresentative imageReutersBodies of two teenagers were found kept in rock salt at the morgue of a state-run hospital in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon, allegedly to “bring them back to life”. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.The police are verifying the incident and have written a letter to the dean of the hospital concerned.”As the bodies were in the possession of the hospital, we cannot confirm the incident,” said MIDC police station inspector Ranjeet Shirsath. He, however, confirmed to have written a letter to verify the incident.The deceased, both residents of Master Colony in Jalgaon, had drowned in a pond on Friday evening, another official said.”Their bodies were sent for postmortem on the same night but what happened in the hospital’s mortuary is not known,” said the official.The last rites of the teenagers were performed by their family members on Saturday morning, he added.(With agency inputs.)last_img read more

Driver killed in road crash

Driver killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident logoA human hauler driver was killed after a truck hit it on Magura-Jhenaidah road in Kachabazar in Magura sadar upazila on Friday.The deceased is Joynal Hossain, 30, son of a certain Motaleb Hossain of Satgacchia village in Jhenaidah district, reports UNB.Magura sadar police station officer-in-charge Elias Hossain said the accident took place around 8:00am.A case was filed in this connection, he added.last_img

Study shows disorder may cause an increase stereotyping

Study shows disorder may cause an increase stereotyping

first_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Caucasian travelers who were asked to fill out a questionnaire in an orderly train station generally sat closer to a Dutch-African person, compared to when they were asked in a messy train station. Image courtesy of Siegwart Lindenberg Where am I? How our brain works as a GPS device Citation: Study shows disorder may cause an increase stereotyping (2011, April 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-disorder-stereotyping.html (PhysOrg.com) — A study performed by Dutch social scientists Diederik Stapel and Siegwart Lindenberg, of Tilburg University in the Netherlands, suggests that people may resort to stereotyping to cope with the stress associated with disorder or chaos. In their paper, published in Science magazine, the two draw from a series of experiments they conducted, two in the real world and three in the lab, which they assert proves that human beings are more prone to stereotyping and even discrimination when exposed to a messy, chaotic, or even unkempt environment. In the first study, volunteers at a messy (due to a workers strike) train station were asked to sit in one of several available seats while they filled out a survey. Unbeknownst to them, tabs were kept on how far they sat from the only other person in the group of chairs, a black man. They then repeated the study after the strike was over and found that when the station was messy, the volunteers (all white) tended to sit farther away from the black man than they did when the station was neat. Furthermore, they also found that the volunteers answered the survey questions more strongly stereotypically when in the messy environment, then when in the clean one; such as when asked to rate people of different races by traits that might be ascribed to them.In a second field study, volunteers were again asked to fill out a survey (this time for a small amount of money as payment) but this time the environment was a sidewalk in a nice neighborhood. In the first go-round, an “abandoned” bike was placed nearby, some cobblestones pulled to look haphazard, and a car was parked up onto the curb; all to create a somewhat messy environment. After filling out the survey, the volunteers were asked if they would donate some of the money they had earned to helping restore blighted, mostly minority neighborhoods. In the messy environment, the volunteers offered on average, a dollar less than those on the clean street.Next, the researchers conducted three lab experiments where volunteers were shown an unkempt bookshelf, a series of flash cards with words of discord on them and sheets of paper with unordered shapes displayed, before being asked to fill out a survey; and then repeated the exercises with a neat bookshelf, flash cards with calm words and sheets of paper with ordered shapes on them. In all cases the volunteers showed an increased tendency to revert to stereotyping.The authors then conclude in their paper that this proves that messy, crumbling poor neighborhoods contribute to stereotyping, racism and discrimination; and if governments would only clean up such environments, a reduction in such attitudes would surely follow. Unfortunately, as many critics of the paper have pointed out, the study doesn’t have a way to measure if the effects of disorder are short or long term, or if people in the real world who grow up in such an environment don’t see their surroundings as normal and therefore would not respond as did the volunteers in the study. © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: Coping with Chaos: How Disordered Contexts Promote Stereotyping and Discrimination, Science 8 April 2011: Vol. 332 no. 6026 pp. 251-253. DOI: 10.1126/science.1201068last_img read more

Mamatas development work to be poll plank of Dulal Das for Maheshtala

Mamatas development work to be poll plank of Dulal Das for Maheshtala

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress candidate Dulal Das is banking on the all-round development work of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as he hopes to win the Maheshtala by-election scheduled to be held on Monday.The Maheshtala Assembly seat in South 24-Parganas district fell vacant after the death of its two-time representative Kasturi Das of Trinamool in February this year. Das has been pitched against a Congress-Left Alliance and BJP that has emerged as a distant second in the recently concluded Panchayat elections. The CPI(M)-Congress alliance had fielded Pravash Chowdhury while BJP’s candidate is Sujit Ghosh. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”The Panchayat election results have shown clearly that people of the state are with the development of Mamata Banerjee. Maheshtala is also not an exception. In the last few years, a development wave has swept here. I have been campaigning, highlighting the development work that has taken place and will follow in the next few years,” Das said.According to Das, who is the sitting chairman of Maheshtala Municipality, 80 percent of the sprucing up of the roads has already been completed, along with complete overhaul of the water distribution system. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim has assured me to construct an intake jetty at Pujali for treatment of water, so that water from Pujali can also be used in Maheshtala,” Das maintained.Major real estate development like Eden City and Bata Riverside has changed the topography of the area. “The 19 km flyover from Jinjira Baazar to Bata will make the connectivity much better,” he added.The seat had been a CPI(M) bastion till 2011, when it lost to Trinamool Congress, which grabbed power in the state. Dulal’s wife late Kasturi Das defeated CPI(M)’s candidate by more than 26,000 votes. In 2016, she returned to defeat the party again by 12,452 votes. In contrast, the BJP received 3,689 votes in 2011 and 14,909 votes in 2016. The bypoll has been scheduled for May 28 and counting will be on May 31.The Maheshtala Assembly constituency has 35 wards of Maheshtala municipality. However, wards from 1 to 7, 9 and 10 have gone out of the municipality area because of delimitation.It may be mentioned that the 26 wards, starting from the border of Metiabruz-Garden Reach up to Shyampur, have a sharp divide not only population-wise, but also in terms of social status and economic sustainability. The area from Shyampur to Batanagar has a dominance of Hindu population, which thrives on service and business, while the 45 percent Muslim population living on the both sides of the railway track from Brace-Bridge to Akra, Memanpur and Dakghar is mainly dependent on the garment industry.last_img read more

City may be looking at cab crisis for 2 days

City may be looking at cab crisis for 2 days

first_imgKolkata: Revellers in the city may be looking at an acute shortage of Ola and Uber cabs in the next two days, as over 5,000 vehicles are slated to be taken off the road. In a statement on Monday, the West Bengal Online Cab Operators Guild claimed that their delegation had visited the office of Uber in Salt Lake, to address multiple issues. The cab drivers are not getting the same rate of fare as regular AC cabs and are also getting their driver IDs blocked over small issues. When they tried to put their agenda forth, they were allegedly heckled out of Uber’s office, which offended the drivers. As a result, they decided to boycott duty until Wednesday. However, Madan Mitra, president of the guild, has urged them to consider the problems people would face in the festive rush.last_img read more

Man finds cruise passengers message in a bottle – 50 years later

Man finds cruise passengers message in a bottle – 50 years later

first_imgMan finds cruise passenger’s message in a bottle – 50 years later Share Friday, July 19, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Australia By: The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written.Paul Elliot told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he and his son Jyah found the bottle on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia state while fishing.Elliot said he was looking for the author Paul Gibson, who described himself in the note as a 13-year-old English boy travelling in a cruise ship along the southern Australian coast from Fremantle in the west to Melbourne in the east.Government oceanographer David Griffin said the bottle could not have remained afloat for 50 years off the south coast because “the ocean never stays still.”Griffin suspected that the bottle had been buried on a beach for years then refloated by a storm.“If it had been dropped in anywhere in the ocean somewhere south of Australia, then there’s no way it’s going to stay actually at sea moving around for more than a year or two,” Griffin said.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedThe author gave his position as “1000 miles east of Fremantle.” However it is not clear whether the author actually meant 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) out of Fremantle, which would have included a journey south along the west coast before turning east.Hundreds of thousands of Britons migrated to Australia in the 1960s with the Australian government subsidizing their fares. Children travelled for free.But a quarter of them returned to Britain within a few years when life in Australia fell short of their expectations.last_img read more