EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Coughlin didn’t fade away in his goodbye to the New York Giants.The 69-year-old, who led the Giants to two Super Bowls in a 12-year tenure, was Tom Coughlin to the end.In an emotional and poignant farewell Jan. 5, Coughlin talked about things that mattered to him: values, relationships, character, loyalty, team, family and love.“I can tell you right now it has become the source of drive for me, is that when our players, whether they’re in their career, after their career, when they come back to me and they say: ‘Coach, I love you,’ ” Coughlin said.“They follow that up by saying they’ve become better men, better husbands, better fathers, better friends because of their experience having been a New York Giant.”Speaking a day after stepping down as coach after four straight seasons out of the playoffs, Coughlin called the Giants’ job a dream come true for a youngster from a small town in upstate New York. He nearly broke into tears thanking his wife, Judy, for being his quarterback through the ride.Coughlin surprised no one in saying his coaching career may not be over. He still has that competitive fire. It showed in his goodbye, which began with a litany of people he had to thank.Coughlin sounded as if he were addressing a congregation during his 18 minutes on stage, stressing the values of winning the right way, building character and preparing players for life after football.“I don’t know if I’m any different,” Coughlin said. “I’ve changed and I’ve grown and I’ve developed and I’ve learned. You better do that or you’re dead. So I’ve done that. I’m better for it. I’m better for the experiences that I’ve had. I’m better for the people that I’ve had a chance to coach and be with. I’m better for that.”Winning two Super Bowls was his legacy with one of the NFL’s founding franchises, but he said what he will remember most will be relationships developed over the past 12 years.It showed in the audience in front of him. Eli Manning and fellow current Giants Victor Cruz, Rashad Jennings, Zak DeOssie and Mark Herzlich sat in front of him, along with former players Shaun O’Hara, Rich Seubert and Chris Snee, his son-in-law.“Winning, losing, playing hard, playing well, doing it for each other, winning the right way; winning the right way is a very, very important thing to me and all of our coaches,” Coughlin said.“That’s what motivates and inspires us. Championships are won by teams who love one another, who love and respect one another, who play for and support one another.”Giants co-owner John Mara lauded Coughlin as everything the organization could have wanted from the man who replaced Jim Fassel in 2004. He added that Coughlin was offered a job within the organization“He’s a Hall of Fame coach, a Hall of Fame person. He leaves big shoes to fill,” Mara said.While there is no timetable to find a new coach, Mara wants to find the right man sooner than later with five other teams (Browns, 49ers, Dolphins, Eagles and Titans) looking for new men to lead their teams.Mara and General Manager Jerry Reese will do the initial interviews. Current offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and defensive leader Steve Spagnuolo will be interviewed.McAdoo interviewed on Jan. 5. Spagnuolo will get his chance later this week.Mara made it clear that he and co-owner Steve Tisch decided to make a coaching change before meeting with Coughlin on Jan. 3. The coach didn’t make them have to fire him. He broached the topic first and walked away gracefully.“Listen, we had 12 great years,” Mara said. “All good things have to come to an end at some point in time. But I can never begin to repay him for everything he’s done for this franchise.”Mara said Reese needs to improve the roster, but feels he remains the right man for the job. The Giants finished at 6-10, and Reese said the team is not too far away from contending for another title despite posting losing records the past three seasons.“Jerry knows this is on him. I’ve had that discussion,” Mara said. “You can’t hide from the record. It’s up to you now to get it fixed because the last three years are just not acceptable.”The Giants lost six games this season either in the final 1:14 or in overtime. It was probably the difference between Coughlin staying and going.“Obviously when you’re 6-10 a couple years, everybody tells you you’re a bad team,” Reese said. “In the National Football League things can get fixed quickly. We expect to do that. We expect … to have a chance to get back in the tournament and play Giants football like we like.”On Jan. 4, players said they failed their coach. Coughlin was moved by the comments, and he took time to address Manning, who joined the Giants the same year as him.“He thinks he’s the reason. He’s not the reason,” Coughlin said. “Eli, it’s not you … it’s us. We win, we lose together. When we lose, I lose. When we win, you guys win. That’s the way it is. That’s the game.”Coughlin posted a 110-93 record with the Giants, winning three division titles in addition to his two league crowns. He was 72-64 in eight seasons with the then-expansion Jacksonville Jaguars, winning two division titles and taking them to two conference championship games in their first five seasons.Coughlin said addressing the news conference was harder than talking to the media before Super Bowls.But he had a final message for the organization and its fans. “We don’t say goodbye, we just say, next time,” he said.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shares
Pune, Oct 31 (PTI) Commonwealth Games silver-medallist and defending champion Manish Kaushik (60kg) was among the prominent names who assured themselves of medals by entering the semifinals of the Senior Men’s National Boxing Championships here on Wednesday. Manish, competing for the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), notched up a 5-0 win over Uttar Pradesh’s Sunil Chauhan to be guaranteed of a second successive national medal. Former youth world champion Sachin Siwach (52kg), representing defending team champions Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), continued his impressive run to defeat West Bengal’s Manjeet Kumar. Sachin is competing in his maiden senior nationals. World Championships bronze-medallist Gaurav Bidhuri, another RSPB boxer, made the 56kg category semis with a 5-0 triumph over Punjab’s Rajpinder Singh. Ulaanbaatar Cup gold-medallist Ankush Dahiya (60kg), who is turning up for RSPB, remained on course for a clash with Manish in the finals after beating Madhya Pradesh’s Prabhat 4-1 in his quarterfinal bout. This year’s Arjuna awardee and CWG silver-medallist Satish Kumar (SSCB) hardly broke a sweat as he outclassed Rajasthan’s Deepak Chaudhary in just the opening three minutes of his +91kg category quarters. CWG bronze-medallist Naman Tanwar clinched exactly the same result in the 91kg category, beating Maharashtra’s Saurabh Lenekar. India Open gold-medallist Sanjeet (SSCB) too advanced to the 91kg division medal rounds with a 5-0 win over Punjab’s Bikramjeet Singh. In the 64kg category, Rohit Tokas (RSPB) was assured of a medal after defeated Chandigarh’s Sachin 4-1. PTI PM ATAT
London, Dec 11 (AFP) Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims Manchester City star Raheem Sterling endured years of “vicious” abuse before the alleged racist slurs directed at him by Chelsea fans on Saturday. Sterling was subjected to reported racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have suspended four supporters while they continue their investigation into the incident. Neville, who worked with Sterling during his time as assistant to former England boss Roy Hodgson, says the abuse at Chelsea is far from the first time the City winger has taken the brunt of vitriolic public criticism. Neville revealed Sterling approached him for advice during Euro 2016 when abuse from fans and media for his poor performances became too much for him to take. “He came to see me one-on-one in 2016, I think it was three or four days before the Iceland game,” Neville said on Sky Sport’s Monday Night Football. “Before the tournament, he was getting so much stick. We were aware of that as a coaching staff that fans were on to him, media were on to him. “It then continued into the stadium, to the point where there were boos and groans. “He accepted that he would get criticism playing for England, he accepted he would get scrutinised as an England player, he didn’t want any special treatment. “But it was so vicious, he felt so targeted, he didn’t know what to do about it. I saw someone who has a great mentality and is tough, but a level of vulnerability.”advertisement – ‘Been carrying this for years’ -==================================Neville admitted he and his fellow England coaches failed to properly acknowledge some of the criticism of former Liverpool star Sterling was racially motivated. “Really as a coach, I’m being honest, I didn’t really know how to deal with it,” he said. “The abuse he received, particularly after the tournament, and the language that was used against him, I have not seen before. “He was willing to stand up and carry on playing to an outstanding level, but he has been carrying this for years, not just Saturday. “This isn’t just a Chelsea fan at the weekend, this has been going on for years for him. He came to see me in 2016, was it happening to him before that? “It is a really difficult situation. He is a tough lad, a tough cookie, to come through the scrutiny he’s come through like he has done is a miracle almost.” Neville said Sterling was not the only black England player he knew to have suffered from such discrimination. “It’s not undertones, it’s blatant. I was trying to think if anything happened when I played for England and the lad I used to sit next to for 10 years was Ashley Cole,” he added. “He’s had to escape this country, almost like a football refugee. Seeking asylum in MLS to get away from it, the way he’s been treated.” (AFP) ATKATK
Legendary umpire Simon Taufel has said the on-field umpires’ decison to award 6 runs for the controversial overthrow in the final over of England’s chase against New Zealand in World Cup 2019 final is an “error in judgement”.Questions are being raised as to whether the umpires were right in awarding 6 runs for the overthrow when only 5 runs should have been awarded, as per International Cricket Council rules.England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 final: Highlights | ReportEngland were chasing 242 for their maiden World Cup triumph but they were bowled out for 241 despite a well-paced 84 from Ben Stokes. The match ended as a tie and Super Over was played to decide the champions. Incidentally, the Super Over also ended as a tie and England were crowned world champions as they had scored more boundaries during the final.In the tense final over of the match, when New Zealand needed 9 runs off the last 3 balls, the overthrow gave England extra runs.England were awarded 6 runs for an overthrow after the ball deflected off Stokes’ bat. Stokes was trying to complete a double at the striker’s end but before he could reach the crease, the ball ricocheted off his bat to the boundary. 6 runs for England in a tense final over.Stressing that the decision on the overthrow was a clear mistake, Taufel added that it is unfair to say that the overthrow costed New Zealand the final and eventually their first World Cup triumph.”It’s a clear mistake it’s an error of judgment. In the heat of what was going on, they thought there was a good chance the batsmen had crossed at the instant of the throw,” Simon Taufel told foxsports.com.au.advertisement”Obviously TV replays showed otherwise.””The difficulty you (umpires) have here is you’ve got to watch batsmen completing runs, then change focus and watch for the ball being picked up, and watch for the release (of the throw). You also have to watch where the batsmen are at that exact moment,” Taufel added.”It’s unfair on England, New Zealand and the umpires involved to say it decided the outcome.”What the ICC rules say?19.8 Overthrow or wilful act of fielder”If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded to either side and the allowance for the boundary and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.”New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who was graceful in defeat, spoke about the overthrow while speaking to the press after the heartbreaking loss in London on Sunday.”No-one probably thought they would have to sort of result to some of that stuff. But yeah, very tough to swallow. A great game of cricket and all you guys probably enjoyed it,” Williamson said.Also Read | World Cup 2019 final: Australian bookmaker returns money to punters who bet on New ZealandAlso Read | Furore over ICC’s Super Over rule for World Cup final: Gambhir, Rohit and Yuvraj raise questionsAlso See:
BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 7: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes gets his team ready before the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium on September 7, 2015 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave by Ohio State following the report by college football insider Brett McMurphy and many people believe the Buckeyes’ head coach has coached his final game in Columbus.It’s certainly a possibility. Typically, when someone is placed on administrative leave, it results in their eventual departure. Perhaps that is what will happen with Urban at Ohio State.College football insider Bruce Feldman appeared on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus this afternoon and discussed the possibility of Meyer being fired.It’s possible, obviously, but Feldman thinks that those already writing Meyer off could be wrong.“I think people writing him off right now, saying he’s coached his last game could be wrong,” Feldman said.Feldman: “I think people writing him off right now, saying he’s coached his last game could be wrong.”— Eleven Warriors (@11W) August 2, 2018Feldman appeared on Colin Cowherd’s show on FOX Sports 1 earlier today and further discussed the possibility of Meyer being fired.The possibility seems to be increasing, but it’s not guaranteed.“Yesterday morning around this time I was like there’s probably a 25% chance (Urban Meyer) might not survive this. By the time I left here yesterday I thought it was 50/50. This morning I think it’s even further at maybe a 75% chance,” he said.”Yesterday morning around this time I was like there’s probably a 25% chance he might not survive this. By the time I left here yesterday I thought it was 50/50. This morning I think it’s even further at maybe a 75% chance.”@BruceFeldmanCFB with the latest on Urban Meyer pic.twitter.com/NTxWLi7gAc— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 2, 2018Meyer will be on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by Ohio State. It’s unclear how long the investigation will take, but some are estimating that it will take two weeks or so.Ohio State, now led by interim coach Ryan Day, opens its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.
AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)On Friday night, Dana Holgorsen led his West Virginia Mountaineers against the Syracuse Orange in the Camping World Bowl. West Virginia went into the game without star quarterback Will Grier – who is headed to the NFL and decided to keep his body healthy for the draft.Without Grier under center, the Mountaineers struggled to move the ball and eventually lost the contest 34-18. The loss might be Holgorsen’s last with the Mountaineers.According to a report from Football Scoop, Houston is expected to make a run at the West Virginia head coach.Here’s more from the report:Rather than rebuild after two unsatisfactory seasons (by the school’s stated standard), sources said U of H boosters are evaluating all options, including considering bringing in West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen to replace Applewhite.Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator at Houston from 2008-09 before moving on to Oklahoma State and then West Virginia. According to the report, Holgorsen still owns a house in Houston and remains close friends with Houston booster Tilman Fertitta.Would Holgorsen leave the Mountaineers for the Cougars?[Football Scoop]
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 19:05 IST Harendra Singh was advised to take the role of junior team coach (Hockey India Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarendra Singh coached India to a quarter-final finish at the FIH Men’s World Cup in BhubaneswarHarendra Singh had guided India’s junior men’s hockey team to World Cup triumph in 2016 in LucknowHigh-performance director David John and analytical coach, Chris Ciriello will oversee the senior team till new coach is hiredHarendra Singh was offered the role of the junior men’s hockey team coach once again as Hockey India said they would invite applications shortly for the position of the chief coach of the senior hockey men’s national team. Harendra, who led Team India to a bronze-medal finish at the Asian Games and a quarter-final finish at the FIH World Cup in Bhubaneswar was under scanner since the Asian Games.India lost the opportunity to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics directly as they lost on penalties to Malaysia in the Asian Games and had to settle for a bronze. In the World Cup at home, India put up some good performances but eventually, they were shown the door by Netherlands in the quarter-final.Hockey India has been looking for a quality foreign coach and Harendra’s controversial comments after the World Cup match against Netherlands did him no good.Harendra criticised the refereeing in the post-match press conference and was issued a notice by the FIH.Harendra had guided the India’s junior men’s team to World Cup triumph in 2016 in Lucknow and Committee Chairman Dr. R.P Singh offered him to take charge of the junior men’s team commencing from the camp slated to start in March 2019.”Hockey India will shortly be advertising and will invite applications for the position of the Chief Coach of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team which will be returning to training camp in February 2019 for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to commence from 23 March 2019.”In the interim the team will be overseen by Hockey India High Performance Director, David John and current Analytical Coach, Chris Ciriello,” Hockey India said in a statement.advertisementHere is Hockey India’s press release:With a vision and emphasis on building a strong player base ahead of the 2021 Junior World Cup and the 2020, 2024 Olympic Games, Hockey India High Performance and Development Committee met on Monday, 7 January 2019. The meeting was attended by Chairman Dr. RP Singh and members including Olympians Harbinder Singh, B.P. Govinda and Syed Ali. Basis their discussions the Committee has recommended to reassign Dronacharya Awardee Harendra Singh as the Coach for the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team. The offer has been made by Committee Chairman Dr. R.P Singh for the said position to Harendra Singh for taking charge of the Junior Men team commencing from the camp slated to start in March 2019.The mercurial rise of some of India’s top junior hockey players under the tutelage of Harendra Singh between 2013 – 2016 when the India Colts lifted the historic Junior Men’s World Cup in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and Harendra Singh’s abilities of grooming youngsters has been the key reasons for the think-tank at Hockey India to arrive at this recommendation.Though the year 2018 was very disappointing for the Indian Men’s Hockey Team with results not going as expected, Hockey India believes investing in the junior program which will reap long-term benefits.In the meanwhile, Hockey India will shortly be advertising and will invite applications for the position of the Chief Coach of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team which will be returning to training camp in February 2019 for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to commence from 23 March 2019. In the interim the team will be overseen by Hockey India High Performance Director, David John and current Analytical Coach, Chris Ciriello.Also Read | India need to develop world class drag-flickers: Former hockey captain Dilip TirkeyAlso Read | Hockey World Cup 2018: Harendra Singh under scanner againFor 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 Tags :Follow Harendra SinghFollow Hockey IndiaFollow India hockey coachFollow Indian hockey team Hockey India to advertise for senior coach, Harendra Singh offered charge of junior teamHockey India has been looking for a quality foreign coach and Harendra Singh’s controversial comments after the World Cup match against Netherlands did him no good.advertisement Next
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 18:05 IST Iraq crashed out of AFC Asian Cup 2019 after Round of 16 defeat to Qatar on January 22 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIraq crashed out of AFC Asian Cup 2019 after Round of 16 defeat to QatarIraq played their final group stage match against Iran in DubaiIraq FA has formed a fact-finding committee to figure out whether its player partied at a nightclubIraq football federation will probe whether its senior national team player went out to party at a nightclub in Dubai during their stay at an Abu Dhabi hotel for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 tournament earlier this month.The Iraq football federation’s announcement comes after several media reports reportedly claimed the Iraq players had snuck out of their hotel room to visit a nightclub in Dubai after their final group stage match against Iran.The apex body of Iraq football has announced that it would consider legal action for harming the country’s reputation against the senior national team players if the probe results confirm the media reports, according to the AFP.”We have decided to form a fact-finding committee over what was reported by different media and have invited all relevant parties to take part,” the federation said in a media release.Iraq crashed out of the continental tournament in the last-16 round on January 22 after a 1-0 defeat to Qatar. The former AFC Asian Cup champions qualified for the knockout stages after finishing second behind Iran in Group D with two wins from three matches.Iraq played two of their matches, including the Round of 16 in Abu Dhabi, and one each at Sharjah and Dubai during their short campaign at the AFC Asian Cup.The latest drama surrounding Iraq football comes a year after it was hit by a massive age-fraud scandal. Iraq’s U-23 team was forced to pull out of last year’s Asian Games due to the said scandal.advertisementAlso Read | I-League 2018-19: Real Kashmir beat Chennai City FC to close in on top spotAlso Read | Manchester United not satisfied despite winning run, says David de GeaFor 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Iraq football teamFollow AFC Asian Cup 2019 AFC Asian Cup: Iraq to probe whether football players partied at Dubai nightclubAFC Asian Cup 2019: Iraq football federation has confirmed that it will consider legal action for harming the country’s reputation if the media reports claiming its senior national players partied at a nightclub in Dubai are true.advertisement
Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Who better to develop shaving and hair products than the ones who deal with all things follicular for a living? More and more barbershops are getting into the grooming game, using the expertise gathered doing their good work behind the barbers chairs to come up with the formulations, ingredients, and categories they know are needed in the market and most requested by their clients. Here are some of the shops we love and their latest and greatest offerings you’ll want to get your hands on.Fly Barbershop: DallasFly Barbershop is always on the move. That’s because it’s housed in a vintage Airstream that roams the streets of Dallas, Texas. While on the outside it’s certainly unique, inside it looks like a cooler-than-average barbershop with mosaic tiled walls, hardwood floors, and a trio of old-timey chairs. Always on the move, Fly encourages anyone seeking an appointment to check out their Instagram feed @flybarbershop for current location details. To spiff up their customers’ newly shorn heads, co-founder Hallie Alford created a re-workable pomade ($18) she’s christened N°1, its aluminum casing recalls the vehicle in which it is was born.Birds Barbershop: Austin What began as a single unisex shop meant to fulfill a need for first-rate, yet budget-friendly haircuts, has since become a mini-empire with six locations each with its own vibe in Austin. Six years after opening the original Birds Barbershop, co-owners Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport developed Verb, an equally affordable haircare line. Their newest offering Ghost Oil ($14), a nod to their bearded clientele, tames and soften facial hair and moisturizes skin with an all-natural oil-based formula, which like the name suggests is basically invisible.Blind Barber: New York CityWhy just get a cut and shave when you can also throw back some booze? While many barbershops offer their clientele whiskey and beer while in the chair, none that we know have an actual speakeasy tucked behind their shop like Blind Barber. So after you’ve been shorn or not (it’s not required), duck through the discreet door in the back to get your drink on at the dimly lit bar. You can also snap up the brand’s invigorating Lemongrass Tea Shampoo & Body Wash and Conditioner ($18 each).Rudy’s Barbershop: Portland, Seattle & Beyond Rather than a cut-and-run kind of atmosphere, Rudy’s modus operandi has always been to cultivate a convivial vibe to encourage its clientele to stay awhile. What started as a stand-alone shop in Seattle has since expanded to multiple locations in its hometown, Portland, New York City, and Los Angeles. Its well-edited apothecary is stocked with niche lines like Le Labo, Malin + Goetz, and Baxter of California. Plus, you can pick up its collaboration with Italian natural haircare company Davines, a trio of shampoo, conditioner and body wash ($64).Hawleywood’s: Southern CaliforniaWith its Rockabilly decor, fittingly twangy soundtrack, and old-timey touches like leather strops, the vibe is decidedly nostalgia sans irony in Donnie Hawley’s three SoCal-based Hawleywood shops. So when he created haircare brand Layrite, it only made sense that Hawley chose designs and formulas that look convincingly like they’ve been around since the 50s. His latest creation, Cement Hair Clay ($19) offer high hold and matte finish, but is water-based so you won’t be left with a headful of gunk post-shower. Neville: Chicago If you haven’t already guessed from the name, Neville is British. They’ve recently crossed the pond. Sort of. Though the outpost isn’t officially christened with the aforementioned name, if you sit at one of the three barbershop chairs within Soho House Chicago’s Cowshed Spa, you will receive the same services using the eponymous products. Third-generation master barber Frank heads up the operation, which offers its Midwesterner clientele a cool Britannia escape amid the concrete jungle. Neville skincare, haircare and shaving offerings use all-natural formulations and come in charming apothecary-like packaging. The latest, a travel kit ($34), offers a chance to try the brand’s bestsellers. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn
Students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI) can now access electronic medical texts at a fraction of the cost for the printed material, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. The move has been facilitated through partnership between the Mona campus and local technology company, JL Mobile, makers of the SmartTab. For a one-time fee of US$200, the students will receive the tablet and have access to all their required texts for an additional US$200 per year. The one-time charge covers a seven-month warranty and technical support for the duration of the course. Vice President for Technical Services at JL Mobile, Lloyd Laing, who briefed Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson on the initiative at the UWI on November 13, said the project is the only one of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean and has been getting positive feedback. There are approximately 350 students currently benefitting from the programme, through which they can access all their required texts. “We are also working on tablets for e-reader for the primary school and high school system as well as a reader for the disabled, primarily blind persons, which should roll out early next year,” he stated. Addressing the briefing, Acting Dean in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Professor Horace Fletcher, said that “this innovation was probably one of the most brilliant ideas to have come to the (UWI) campus”. He explained that the medical books are very costly and the students have been trying to cope in a variety of ways such as photocopying and using the library. He said that first and second year students are now be able to access 18 books at the same cost for one book from the UWI bookshop. Professor Fletcher said the faculty is also planning to put all the course material on the SmartTab, including actual procedures. Mr. Robinson, in lauding the project, said that not only it is significant in terms of the cost benefit to students, but also the opportunity “to enhance the experience of a student here, the opportunity for there to be greater communication, collaboration, between lecturers, between students. For us as government this is where we want to go.” “I think it is going to be an example for the other institutions to follow and I am sure they will, very shortly, and it is demonstrating leadership, which this university has always done and which I think is critical not only in Jamaica but the wider region,” the State Minister added. He noted that the Government is looking to provide tablets for primary schools as the way forward. He said that it currently costs approximately US$1, 200 per computer under the e-learning project inclusive of hardware, software, licenses and they only last on average three years. “I can get the tablets at a fraction of that cost…we really want to go towards tablets and allow the students to have the experience of the tablet from that age,” he said. Deputy Principal at the UWI, Prof. Archibald McDaniel, informed that the Medical Faculty has increased its student enrollment and has been using technology to enhance the learning experience. He said that each lecturer will receive a SmartTab as will the associate lecturers, noting that the tablet will also have teaching aids.
Pathankot: The special court, which convicted six people in the murder case of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua in Jammu region, has termed the crime “devilish and monstrous” committed in the most “shameful, inhumane and barbaric manner” for which “poetic justice” needs to be done to its perpetrators.District and sessions court here, hearing the matter on the direction of the Supreme Court, convicted six people on June 10 in the case which included Sanji Ram, dismissed policeman Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar, who have been sentenced to life in jail. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana”Heaven and hell are no geographical locations, our thoughts, actions and character create the situation of heaven or hell for us,” judge Dr Tejwinder Singh wrote in the beginning of his 432-page judgment, a copy of which is with PTI. He said it was needless to say the commission of this “devilish and monstrous crime has sent shockwaves across the society and the actual guilty needs to be brought under the sword of justice.” He also observed the crime committed against the minor is “shameful, inhumane and barbaric” but said the evidence brought on record has to be tested on a “touchstone in order to find out the real culprits, so that no innocent person is crushed under the wheels in an unjust manner.” Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahAfter hearing prosecution lawyers, comprising S S Basra, J K Chopra, Harminder Singh and Bhupinder Singh, as also a battery of 57 defence lawyers, the judge said, “There is nothing on record which could show that there is a false implication (as contended by defence lawyers) of accused persons in this case”. The court listed 11 police cases which showed strained relations between the ‘Bakarwal’ (nomads) community and the local residents and took on record other statements which supported and proved the fact that there was a communal tension in the area where the crime was committed on January 10 last year. “The Bakarwal community was apparently not accepted by the local residents of that area, which led to strained relations between the two and as such there was a strong motive behind the occurrence. “The defence has failed to rebut this motive which apparently was behind the occurrence. As such this court is of the conclusion that there was a strong motive behind this occurrence,” the judge said. Commenting on the plea by the defence claiming the investigation as defective, the judge said the court is of the considered view that the documents are official documents on record which have been “duly proved by the officials of different departments” on the basis of record maintained with them. “….even otherwise this is a serious criminal trial and merely on some hyper technical objections raised by legal experts, no benefit can be given to the accused persons as this trial has to be adjudicated on the basis of detailed and consolidated evidence led by the prosecution in this case,” the judgment said. The judge, after relying on several Supreme Court judgments, said, “If at all, at any point of time, there was a minor lapse in the investigation, the benefit of the doubt cannot be given to the accused in the present trial which is very serious in nature.” PTI
Madonna rallied support for the jailed former prime minister of the Ukraine last week after quizzing the crowd at her concert soundcheck about the circumstances surrounding her incarceration.The Material Girl was running through songs ahead of her gig in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev last Saturday, 4th August 2012, when she stopped the rehearsals and asked locals about troubled politician Yulia Tymoshenko, who was sentenced to serve seven years behind bars in 2011 for her alleged abuse of office while in power from December, 2007, to March, 2010.In video footage posted on YouTube.com, Madonna told the small audience, “I don’t even know the actual truth, I’ve just heard some stories from emails… Is it true that the woman who was the former president (sic) is in jail here?”After hearing supporters for Tymoshenko protest her conviction, Madonna replied, “If you feel so strongly, how come no one’s fighting for her? You might get killed? So, this is what we call freedom? Just curious, thank you for telling me.”The singer then urged fans to stand up for Tymoshenko and called on the crowd to fight on the embattled politician’s behalf, telling them: “Are you brave? Do you have courage? Are you willing to fight for what is right?”Madonna did not repeat her comments during her Kiev show that night, but she did make headlines in Russia this week when she performed in Moscow, Russia on Tuesday (07Aug12) and voiced her support for the imprisoned members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot, who are facing prison time for performing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin in a church in February (12).She also upset officials in St. Petersburg on Thursday night (09Aug12) as she challenged the city’s gay rights legislation during a concert, handing out pink bracelets to 25,000 fans.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “My character’s always in shit sandwiches,” jokes Reeves.Reeves maintains a professional, respectful demeanor throughout the process, which is exactly the kind of attitude that bridges the divide between military and civilian audiences. Reeves is believable as an assassin because he puts in the work to understand weapons and tactics; military audiences can spot a phony a mile away and it ruins the cinematic experience.It’s clear he’s got a good student-teacher relationship with Ryan, considering the banter on social media — and the fact that Reeves is a repeat customer.How low can you go, Keanu?From the shots we get in the trailer, it looks like that training has paid off (my question is whether Ryan offers swordsmanship training as well?). Facebook Keanu Reeves Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Keanu Reeves is back at it.Vigilance Elite just released footage from a training session with Reeves for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and as you can see, he’s training like an operator, not just an actor. In the video below, trainer and former Navy SEAL Shawn Ryan walks Reeves through room clearing with a rifle — in particular, negotiating the “fatal funnel.”This kind of dedicated training is just one reason why Reeves is highly respected and his films are so fun. Check out the video for a bit of Reeves-worship…but stay for the refresher in case you ever get into a sh*t sandwich.Check out the video: Login/Register With:
According to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank, the number of maternal deaths decreased by 34 per cent from an estimated 546,000 in 1990 to 358,000 in 2008.“The global reduction in maternal death rates is encouraging news,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. “Countries where women are facing a high risk of death during pregnancy or childbirth are taking measures that are proving effective; they are training more midwives, and strengthening hospitals and health centres to assist pregnant women. “No woman should die due to inadequate access to family planning and to pregnancy and delivery care,” she added. At the same time, WHO noted that while the progress cited in the report is notable, the annual rate of decline is less than half of what is needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of reducing the maternal mortality ratio by 75 per cent between 1990 and 2015.It pointed out that reaching Goal 5 will require an annual decline of 5.5 per cent. The 34 per cent decline since 1990 translates into an average annual decline of just 2.3 per cent. “To achieve our global goal of improving maternal health and to save women’s lives we need to do more to reach those who are most at risk,” said Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF. “That means reaching women in rural areas and poorer households, women from ethnic minorities and indigenous groups, and women living with HIV and in conflict zones.”Pregnant women still die from four major causes: severe bleeding after childbirth, infections, hypertensive disorders, and unsafe abortions. About 1,000 women died due to these complications every day in 2008. Of these, 570 lived in sub-Saharan Africa, 300 in South Asia and five in high-income countries. “The risk of a woman in a developing country dying from a pregnancy-related cause during her lifetime is about 36 times higher compared to a woman living in a developed country,” WHO noted, adding that countries need to invest in their health systems and in the quality of care to prevent many more women from dying.“Every birth should be safe and every pregnancy wanted,” UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid stated. “The lack of maternal health care violates women’s rights to life, health, equality, and non-discrimination. “MDG 5 can be achieved,” she added, “but we urgently need to address the shortage of health workers and step up funding for reproductive health services.”WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank are working with the countries in greatest need to help them develop and align their national health plans to boost progress in maternal and newborn health. “Given the weak state of health systems in many countries, we must work closely with governments, aid donors and agencies, and other partners to strengthen these systems so that women gain significantly better access to quality family planning and other reproductive health services, skilled midwives at their births, emergency obstetric care, and post-natal care for mothers and newborns,” said Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank. 15 September 2010While the number of maternal deaths has recently dropped by one third, United Nations agencies today stressed that more must be done to save the lives of women given that 1,000 of them still die every day due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
Golfers joined Brock President Jack Lightstone at Legends on the Niagara in Niagara Falls on May 27 for the eighth annual President’s Tournament in support of Brock Athletics.This year’s tournament, led once again by David Howes, chair of the President’s Tournament and immediate past chair of the Brock Board of Trustees, raised $75,000 for the university’s athletic student awards program.“This is a special event that allows our local partners to help our student athletes succeed at a greater level,” Howes said.Brock’s athletes have won 28 national and 52 provincial championships since 1967.“The proceeds from the tournament provide bursaries and scholarships for our student athletes, many of whom must use their own money to help cover their teams’ costs of training camps, equipment and other expenses,” Lightstone said. “Athletes who benefit from these awards maintain a high academic standing, all the while juggling athletics, studies and part-time jobs.”Sodexo was the tournament’s presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors include:Amec AmericasBeatties BasicsBrock Plaza CorporationErnst & YoungKPMGLincoln FabricsMBNAMercerMHPM Project ManagersNed Goodman Investment Counsel Ltd.Partridge Wealth Management, RBC Dominion SecuritiesQuartek GroupRankin ConstructionScotiabankSt. Catharines-Thorold Chamber of CommerceTD Insurance Meloche MonnexTim HortonsTowers WatsonWhiting Equipment Canada Inc.
00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 Toronto mayor Rob Ford says he can’t do anything else but apologize – and that apparently includes stepping down from office.In a late-afternoon media appearance, Ford said he would be forever sorry for embarassing the city, and his family, with the drama over a video that allegedly showed him smoking crack. Since that story broke in May, he had constantly denied smoking crack, or being an addict.That changed this afternoon. At midday, Ford told a media scrum he had smoked crack cocaine while in a drunken stupor.Ford vows he will stay on, and let the people of Toronto decide in the 2014 municipal election whether they want him to remain mayor.Click above for full coverage (approx 26 minutes) of Ford’s late afternoon media appearance.
Utah State coach Matt Wells was emotionally exhausted when he finally got home. So were his players, going from a crushing loss on a last-second touchdown to a penalty erasing the score and creating the exhilaration of a late escape.“You go from thinking everything that you’ve been working for just came crashing down when you lose to Colorado State and then it flips right around and you end up winning. It’s kind of hard to describe,” Utah State linebacker Chase Christiansen said. “The whole last part of the fourth quarter was just an absolute roller coaster of emotions. It was pretty crazy.”A week after the late win, the 14th-ranked Aggies go back on the road once again for a huge matchup with No. 21 Boise State. At stake on the blue turf on Saturday night is the Mountain Division title in the Mountain West and hosting duties for the conference championship game against Fresno State next week.Utah State (10-1, 7-0, No. 21 CFP) was in this position in four years ago. It was a forgettable night for the Aggies, getting run over in a 50-19 loss to the Broncos in Boise. But this is a different Utah State team, thanks to an offence that has put up points at a dizzying rate.Utah State’s hopes for a division title and possibly a New Year’s Six bowl nearly crashed last weekend. The Aggies needed a penalty for illegal touching on the final play to take a desperation touchdown by Colorado State off the board and give Utah State a 29-24 win.“I’m drained; you’re drained emotionally,” Wells said. “You go down the field, take the lead, then they retake the lead and look up and see zeroes on the scoreboard. You see arms up in the air and your heart sinks. You are then given a little bit of hope and the call is made, which was the correct call. I applaud them (the refs) that they had the courage to make the correct call.”Boise State (9-2, 6-1, No. 23 CFP) got the win it needed two weeks ago to be in position for a division title when it knocked off Fresno State at home. The Broncos could end up hosting the conference title game for a second straight year, but will need another strong performance from its defence to make it happen. The Broncos have allowed just 47 points in the last three games combined — wins over BYU, Fresno State and New Mexico.“I hope we play our best football at this time, and we’re getting to play against someone playing their best football, too,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said.Here’s what else to know about the matchup:RYP ITBoise State quarterback Brett Rypien would like to play at least one more home game on the blue turf. The senior has quietly been very good this season. He has thrown for 28 touchdowns and just seven interceptions — five of those coming during a shaky two-game stretch. In his last five games Rypien has 14 touchdowns and two interceptions. If Utah State’s offence is clicking, Rypien will need to match.NO LOVEColorado State proved a week ago it is possible to slow Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. The 29 points scored by Utah State were its second-fewest all season. It had scored at least 30 in every game but one.Love has been the leader of that offence, but he was limited to 169 yards passing against Colorado State a week after throwing for 491 yards. Boise State’s defence has been stingy enough since giving up 38 points in a win over Air Force. But the Broncos have shown they can be vulnerable against the pass. Boise State is 63rd nationally in passing yards allowed.END THE DROUGHTUtah State hasn’t enjoyed much success against Boise State no matter the location, but it has been particularly bad on the blue turf. Utah State is 2-9 all-time against the Broncos in Boise, the last win coming in 1996. Since beating the Broncos in Logan in 1997, the Aggies have just one win over Boise State, a 52-26 victory at home in 2015.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Tim Booth, The Associated Press
A bustling street from the Middle East has been transported into the centre of London, complete with falafel stands, barbers and pomegranate juice stalls.The interactive design is part of the capital’s first ever Design Biennale which also includes a 14-metre wind powered installation and other exhibits and performances from 37 different countries.The busy Beirut street, built onto the Thames riverfront, is Lebanese designer Annabel Karim Kassar’s contribution to the design festival, which begins on Wednesday.Brits Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby represent the UK with a towering 14-metre kinetic wind powered installation, curated by the Victoria and Albert museum.Each exhibit follows a theme of ‘Utopia by Design’, chosen as part of Somerset House’s Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility, to mark the 500th anniversary of the Thomas More classic.The three week festival sees 37 nations explore design and culture including Russia, Japan, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, the UK and the United States of America. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) has launched a survey to measure the impact of the current global financial crisis on geoscientist employment. The survey, accessed through the AIG web site (http://www.aig.org.au/) will be used by AIG to thoroughly understand the specific impacts of the crisis, develop specifically focused proposals on how to deal with the issue to government, and better inform the public on the wider impacts of this crisis within Australian communities.“Most people immediately associate geoscientists, geologists and geophysicists, with exploration, mining and energy resource exploration and mining who have an absolutely critical role in ensuring the sustainability of our resource industries” said Andrew Waltho, AIG’s President. We tend to overlook that for every geologist in these fields, there’s another working in one of many fields as diverse as industrial minerals and construction materials, environmental management and remediation, teaching, providing basic geological information used in all sorts of ways through government agencies and even collecting and analyzing fundamental data used to predict the causes and potential impacts of climate change”.“When the exploration and mining industry suffers from adverse economic conditions, talented students look elsewhere for educational and career opportunities, which, in the longer term will damage Australia’s geoscientific capabilities generally. It is astounding that few students receive any exposure to geosciences before reaching university in a country that is critically dependent on its resource industries, and features some of the most challenging natural systems on the planet”.“Australia needs a home-grown, well trained and well resourced pool of geoscientists to deal with a multitude of challenges that will be faced in coming years”. “Acting to reduce volatility in the ability of companies to raise capital for exploration and exposing students to geosciences early in their education will go a long way to ensuring that this happens”.“AIG encourages every Australian geoscientist to contribute to the survey, which takes only a minute or two to complete.”AIG has more than 2,000 members, employed in all sectors of industry, research, education and government throughout Australia. http://www.aig.org.au/
A HOST OF groups have slammed the “neknomination” social media game, with a judge saying that it will lead to a “tsunami of murder and rape prosecutions”.Justice Paul Carney today told the trial of a man who claimed he had been drinking when he raped an acquaintance that he was worried that drinking games would cause widespread problems.The judge was echoed by the Taoiseach, who implored young people to “give up neknominations, they are not a game”.The calls come after two deaths over the weekend were linked with the craze, which involves downing a pint on video while nominating peers to do the same.The videos have taken an air of one-upmanship, with the brother of one of the dead saying that his brother jumped into a river while filming his video.AffordabilityThe Royal College of Physicians of Ireland called for government action on the game.Professor Frank Murray, Chair of the RCPI Policy Group on Alcohol, said that the proposed minimum pricing on alcohol would help.“Sadly this extreme binge drinking will likely lead to more deaths. We support the Government in urgently implementing measures to restrict the affordability and availability of alcohol.“We need to ensure our young people are equipped with the knowledge to make safe choices with regard to alcohol, and the government has a major role to play in supporting them in this.”Read: ‘Will it take my brother’s death for people to realise how stupid neknomination is?’Read: ‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze