Asian Games 2018: A look at India’s 6 gold medals so far

first_imgThe 18th edition of the Asian Games is underway in Indonesia. India have sent a 572-athlete strong contingent, who will be participating in 18 different events. Indian athletes have already clinched six gold medals at the event and would be looking to better their tally from the 2014 Incheon Games, where India won 11 gold medals.Here are the gold medal medal winners for India at Asian Games 2018 so far:Bajrang Punia, wrestlingWrestler Bajrang won India’s its first gold medal at the games in the 65kg freestyle category.An in-form Bajrang outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle.Vinesh Phogat, wrestlingVinesh created hsitory after she won the 50kg category final. Vinesh is the first Indian female wrestler to win gold at the Games.Vinesh defeated Japan’s Irie Yuki 6-2 in the final to bag the top prize.Saurabh Chaudhary, shootingSaurabh, clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event with Games record of 240.7. The 16-year-old, son of a farmer, became the youngest Indian shooter to strike gold at the games.Rahi Sarnobat, shootingRahi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games as she prevailed in a nervy shoot-off in the 25m pistol event.The 27-year-old got the better of Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a shoot-off after both shot a Games record score of 34 in the finals.advertisementIndian rowing teamThe Indian rowing team clinched the gold medal in the men’s Quadruple Sculls final.The Indian rowing team comprising of Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 6:17.13 to bag the yellow medal.Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, tennisBopanna and Sharan won the gold medal in the men’s doubles tennis event at the ongoing 18th Asian Games 2018 in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang by winning the gold medal match against Kazakhstan’s men’s doubles pair.Bopanna and Sharan, who were the top seeds in the event, played to their billing throughout the tournament and beat Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 to scoop the top prize in the event.last_img read more

In Last Eight Years, Oklahoma State Has More Wins Than Florida, Georgia and USC

first_imgIt’s unfair to Florida, Georgia and USC that I’m taking a convenient eight-year snapshot of their programs, but still … eight years (and ongoing) is a long time. In that span, Oklahoma State has won more games than those three schools as well as Nebraska, Missouri, Penn State, Texas, Auburn, Michigan, Arkansas and Texas A&M.That’s pretty impressive. There’s more. According to OSU, only Alabama, Florida State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Stanford have more 10-win seasons this decade than Oklahoma State’s four.That’s ludicrous.Here’s a look at the top 20 programs over the last eight years (2008-2015).Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 3.20.30 PMCan you imagine telling yourself during that Texas-USC title game in January 2006 that OSU would have more wins than Texas from that date forward and be within six of SC. What a world.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Talent is irrelevant in Bollywood

first_imgNew Delhi: Three-time National Award-winning star Kangana Ranaut, who has had her share of struggle in the initial years, says she now finds that talent is irrelevant in Bollywood. “I have become tough. Initially, when I came in, I’d think that talent was everything and you got to prove yourself. I did many things (and) I struggled on my way up. I learnt filmmaking and script writing. I did everything, thinking talent is everything. Then, when I made it big, I realised talent is not relevant in this industry.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”People who play power politics and games have woven their little web of contacts and a small mafia. They work in sync with each other,” she added. Kangana stepped into the world of acting with the thriller Gangster. Over a decade later, she is tagged as one of the top actors in the Hindi film industry, after working in blockbusters like Queen, Tanu Weds Manu franchise and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The actor, who is often surrounded by controversies, hit the headlines in 2017 when she called filmmaker Karan Johar “intolerant” towards outsiders and a “flagbearer of nepotism”.last_img read more

Lawsuit over sex abuse insurance could have consequences for future cases experts

first_imgA decade-long court battle between an insurance company and an Ontario Catholic diocese over coverage for settlements in sexual abuse cases could have wide-ranging consequences for victims and religious institutions involved in similar cases across Canada, legal experts say.The Catholic Diocese of London filed a lawsuit against AXA Insurance Canada in 2008 claiming a breach of policy after the company refused to pay out claims related to settlements between the church and victims of two priests, Father Charles Sylvestre and Father John Harper, who were convicted of sexually abusing children.The diocese argues it had liability insurance in the 1960s and early 1970s — when the abuse took place — that entitles it to payouts from AXA.But the insurance company argues in its statement of defence that the diocese’s policy is void because church officials knew of, and failed to disclose, sexual abuse allegations levelled at Sylvestre before the insurance policy was enacted. AXA is further demanding the diocese return $10 million already paid out under the insurance policy.Both the diocese and AXA’s parent company, Intact, declined requests for comment on the lawsuit but legal observers say a victory for AXA could have major implications for victims of sexual abuse and for institutions named in similar legal actions.“If the insurer is successful, you’re going to see every single insurance company in Canada filing similar suits,” said John McKiggan, a lawyer unaffiliated with the case who in 2009 secured a $13 million settlement from the Catholic Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, for victims of sexual assault perpetrated by priests.“If I was running an institution like the Catholic Church or a residential institution, I would be concerned because there is rarely a case where at least the allegation isn’t made that persons in authority knew what was going on,” he added.There have been multiple similar lawsuits across the country, McKiggan said.A suit filed by the Diocese of Bathurst, N.B., against its insurer — which refused to pay for a settlement on the basis that diocese officials failed to disclose knowledge of sexual assault allegations — is currently being heard by the province’s appeal court after a lower court ruled in favour of the insurance company, he noted.The Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., filed its own, nearly identical, lawsuit against AXA in 2008. At the time, the diocese had 16 distinct insurance claims related to allegations against seven priests accused of sexually assaulting children, court documents show. A lawyer for the diocese said the suit was “resolved and dismissed,” and said a confidentiality agreement prevented further comment.There could be “huge ramifications” if insurance companies are able to decline institutions coverage for sexual abuse settlements or court-ordered damages, said Susan Vella, a lawyer who specializes in cases of sexual assault.Institutions would be on the hook to pay victims themselves, which could require them to sell property, or go after parties that owe them money, she said. Institutions may also choose to fight victims in court, rather than make large settlements if they know they will have to pay out of pocket, Vella added.“It’s going to require victims to perhaps go to trial and perhaps be re-traumatized through that process,” she said.In the London case, the diocese obtained an insurance policy in 1963 from Great American Insurance — a company since absorbed by AXA — covering liability for “bodily injury” claims including those related to “assault and battery” committed by an employee, court documents show.AXA alleged in its statement of defence that the diocese knew Sylvestre had been accused of sexual assaulting children before the policy was enacted, and discovered while the policy was in place in 1964 that Harper was facing similar allegations.The London Diocese has admitted in court that it was made aware in 1962 that Sylvestre had been investigated by Sarnia, Ont., police for the sexual assault of multiple children in his parish, AXA said in its statement of defence.“If the diocese had disclosed the information it had concerning Sylvestre and Harper, Great American would have refused to provide a policy of insurance or any renewal, would have refused to insure against liability arising from assault and battery, would have included appropriate exclusions, and/or would have increased the quantum of the premium charged given that this information dramatically affected the risk,” the company said in its statement of defence.Instead, AXA argues, church officials actively worked to keep the allegations secret, and allowed both priests to remain in positions of authority over children.last_img read more

Cheshire Hall patient goes on rampage with fire extinguisher

first_img Related Items:cheshire hall medical center, general ward, patient, rampage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Apr 2015 – It was quite an episode early yesterday morning at the Cheshire Hall medical center when a patient grew impatient and began dousing the General Ward of the hospital with the contents of a fire extinguisher. Public Relations Officer at the hospital, Takara Bain advised that every precaution was taken, including closing the General Ward temporarily until clean-up was complete. No one was hurt, but the damage is being assessed. Cheshire Hall explains Monday power outage at hospital Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Investigations continue into death of 46 year old Labante of Phillipines JetBlue passenger dies in Provo en route to Dominican Republiclast_img read more

Guardiola makes Sarri defence after heavy loss

first_imgFollowing Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in any competition since 1991, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has pleaded for more time for his Chelsea counterpart Maurizio SarriGuardiola’s men took the Blues to the cleaners with a 6-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Sarri’s worst league defeat as a professional manager.However, the former Barca manager sympathised with Sarri citing his own career struggles when he first joined the League and the Italian’s exploits as Napoli’s boss.When asked if he felt pity for Sarri, Guardiola told Sky: “Yes of course. I know exactly what he wants to do. I think this kind of person – it always helps to make our (Premier League) football better.“They beat us at Stamford Bridge – and against Napoli last season – they were tight games. During moments of those games, they were better than us.“People don’t understand how difficult it is. I said many times, my first year was difficult too. Some moments we played good but not consistently.“People expect ‘Okay, manager arrives, he buys players and immediately come [results]’ – it needs time. It depends on the belief from the owners, the people who are in charge; they really need to believe in that.“The main reason I decided to come to Manchester City is because my bosses, the chairman specifically, I didn’t have to convince him. He knows me.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.“When it’s not going good, we try to find a solution. He doesn’t think I’m good when I win and bad when I lose. That is the reason why I am enjoying this period at this club.”Emotional Sarri headed straight down the tunnel after the 6-0 drubbing, appearing to ignore Guardiola’s outstretched handshake.“I spoke with (Chelsea assistant) Gianfranco Zola,” Guardiola added.“Maurizio Sarri didn’t see me. I have a good relationship with him so it is no problem at all.”Maurizio Sarri: I’m ‘always at risk’ of being sacked by Chelsea https://t.co/ho1MzvX9q9 #MCICHE #MCFC #CFC pic.twitter.com/8uVZeSqc5Q— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) February 10, 2019last_img read more

Authorities seek public help identifying North County Apple Store burglars

first_img August 8, 2018 Updated: 3:25 PM Authorities seek public help identifying North County Apple Store burglars Posted: August 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities reached out to the public Wednesday for help in identifying a group of thieves responsible for a seven-month series of grab-and-run thefts at North County Apple store locations.The burglary spree in Carlsbad and Escondido has led to injuries in several cases and is believed to be related to similar crimes throughout California, according to police. In all, the losses statewide have exceeded $750,000, officials said.While carrying out the heists, the thieves — black men who appear to be in their 20s, possibly accompanied by a woman — have generally worn hooded jackets or sweatshirts with the cowls pulled up over their heads and mostly concealing their faces.In most cases, after scooping up high-end merchandise off display tables, the crooks have bolted to a waiting getaway vehicle. On several occasions, witnesses have been hurt while trying in vain to stop the fleeing robbers, police said.Surveillance cameras in the targeted businesses have captured numerous images of the thieves.Anyone who might be able to help identify the perpetrators is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Behind the Latest Restructuring at Condé Nast

first_imgLast month, the company announced it was shuttering the print edition of Teen Vogue in order to invest in the brand’s growing digital presence, while also making reductions in the frequencies of several other titles. Meanwhile, it launched six new digital brands and recently unveiled an expanded 23 Stories’ Creative Group under creative director Dirk Standen, which the company says now caters to “more than a dozen big external clients” like 20th Century Fox and Lincoln.Per comScore data, the company hit a record 113 million web visitors across its portfolio in October, and in November topped one billion total video views across its own brands’ platforms, YouTube, and Facebook.“We are already seeing results within the sales division of a more unified approach to the market, and there is clear momentum heading into Q1 2018, pacing well ahead of last year at this time,” Blanchard adds.In a holiday note to staffers this week, CEO Bob Sauerberg pointed to the restructuring of Allure and Teen Vogue, the hiring of Radhika Jones as Graydon Carter’s successor at Vanity Fair, the launches of digital brands like them, and The New Yorker’s Pulitzer Prize, among several other things, as highlights of the year.“We make the best content in the world, and that is something that will never change,” Sauerberg wrote. “No matter what new platform, trend or app disrupts our industry next, it will be our content that matters the most.” Major changes are afoot at Condé Nast as the publisher continues to evolve its operations to meet changing demands from consumers and advertisers alike.Responding to a Sunday New York Post report that the company was “poised to take a scalpel to its corporate side” after losing $100 million this year, Condé Nast chief communications officer Cameron Blanchard tells Folio:, “We are going to … look at the corporate functions to make sure that these areas are best set up to support the new business and editorial structures we put in place over this past year.”Those new structures, which took shape through multiple reorganizations in late 2016 and early 2017, were primarily aimed at driving efficiency by increasing collaboration across departments.Where publishers were once responsible for individual brands, chief business officers now oversee multiple titles. A unified sales and marketing team, under the banner “Condé Nast One,” reports to chief revenue and marketing officer Pamela Drucker Mann. Fashion and beauty editors collaborate on content for brands across the company’s portfolio, and formerly disparate creative, copy, and research teams were merged to operate in a more cross-brand manner a little over a year ago.As with most media-company restructurings, those shifts were followed by multiple rounds of layoffs, and Blanchard acknowledges, “We will resource more heavily in the growth areas, which may result in some duplications in others,” but insists the changes are not a cost-cutting exercise, but a restructuring to support the aforementioned changes elsewhere within the company.A privately held company, Condé Nast does not publicly disclose its finances, but its moves over the past year indicate that its evolution is at least in large part aimed at cutting costs tied to print in order to further embrace new revenue from digital media, events, and its recently expanded creative services unit, 23 Stories, which acquired experiential agency Pop2Life in March and produced a two-day Teen Vogue Summit in Los Angeles earlier this month.last_img read more

Middlesex Sheriffs Office Receives State Grant For Popular Youth Summer Camp

first_imgCHELMSFORD, MA — The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) will be able to expand its capacity by as many as 100 cadets this summer thanks to a $23,000 grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced on Wednesday.“Nearly 1,200 youngsters have applied to YPSA this year, and the continuing success of the camp comes from our terrific partnerships with our fellow law enforcement and government agencies,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Thanks to the Baker Administration and EOPSS, we will be able to hire two extra counselors and purchase the additional equipment necessary to accept 100 more cadets over the course of the summer. This grant will make a real difference in the lives of these youngsters who may not otherwise be able to attend YPSA.”This marks the second consecutive year the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) has been awarded the grant through the Commonwealth’s Law Enforcement and Youth Partnerships Summer Day Program. The initiative, administered by EOPSS, is designed to support summer recreational and educational learning opportunities with local law enforcement.“We are honored to partner with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office to allow more young people to take part in this valuable program,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Security Thomas Turco. “Creating strong, positive relationships between law enforcement and the community is a priority for us and one that is clearly shared by Sheriff Koutoujian and his team.”YPSA is a week-long camp designed for children ages 8-12 who live in Middlesex County. Cadets spend the week with MSO staff as well as police officers and firefighters from their hometown, forming important bonds with their local law enforcement officials. Cadets also participate in classroom and practical activities designed to teach them important public safety skills including a simulated fire safety trailer offered by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, a challenge course held at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica, and demonstrations offered by the MSO and partner agencies.The Academy is run at the MSO Training Academy in Chelmsford, with transportation, breakfast and lunch provided for each cadet. YPSA runs for six, one-week sessions each summer. Spots remain available for cadets in several communities including, but not limited to, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Cambridge, Hudson, Maynard, Natick, Newton, Waltham and Watertown. Families can register their children by going to https://www.middlesexsheriff.org/ypsa.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)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… RelatedAttorney General Awards Middlesex Sheriff’s Office A Healthy Summer Youth Jobs GrantIn “Police Log”51 Wilmington Students Graduate From Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety AcademyIn “Government”Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Awarded State Grant To Help Support Youth Public Safety AcademyIn “Police Log”last_img read more

CES 2019 I just bent a smartphone in half without breaking it

first_img The idea of a bending, foldable smartphone display has been something the tech industry has been chasing for years, but none of the prototypes or wild concepts created in the pursuit of the flexible phone have made it to market.  At least not until now. Shortly after Samsung showed off its latest bendable display prototype, Royole revealed the FlexPai, telling CNET in November that it wasn’t a concept. It wasn’t a prototype. It was a real phone that was already for sale in China. Now, that same device is making the rounds at CES 2019 — and while it wasn’t the first time the bendable phone has graced the pages of CNET, it was the first time our most destructive prone editor got their hands on it. So, after years of resisting the urge to snap my favorite tablet in half just to see if I could make it bend, I finally lived the dream. I folded the FlexPai in half. Quickly. Violently. It was immensely satisfying — and when I was done, the tablet was perfectly fine.019-royole-flexpai-phone-ces-2019 Sarah Tew/CNET That, it seems, is half of the phone’s selling point. Yes, the FlexPai’s foldable display allows it to transform between phone and tablet form factors, but it also means that the device is less susceptible to screen damage. The flexible, plastic screen won’t crack or shatter in the way a glass display would, to the point that Royole calls it “virtually unbreakable.” That kind of durability is certainly appealing. Unfortunately, the phone experience isn’t.The Flexpai is technically an Android 9 device, but to make Google’s OS play nice with the phone’s unique display, Royole had bake in a some heavy tweaks. The resulting experience is called “Water OS,” named for the way icons seem to flow across the screen as it’s unfolded. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work — in practice, the phone often glitched out and changed apps as I unfolded it, the result of the screen reading my fingers on the opposite side of the fold as I bent the device. On the other hand, there’s a true delight in the FlexPai’s namesake feature. The plastic that encases the phone feels a little cheap, but the gimmick itself doesn’t. The bright AMOLED display looks stunning no matter which way you bend it. All told, the world’s first flexible phone is a very mixed experience. There’s a cathartic joy in being able to bend the device any which way, but it feels like an incomplete experience. It’s not a prototype, but it doesn’t feel like a device that’s fully ready for market, either. That’s probably why Royole is only releasing it internationally as a $1,318 developer kit — hoping to attract developers interested in what might be the future of flagship smartphones. Tags All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 See it Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Every time I pick up a new smartphone, tablet or gadget, I suddenly develop a mild case of sadism. “I bet I could snap this thing in half,” I think to myself. I never do, but that overwhelming urge to bend expensive technology in on itself never goes away. At CES 2019, I finally encountered a gadget that could bend to my destructive will: The Royole FlexPai. The world’s first foldable phone. 85 Photos CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Google Samsung CES 2019 Now playing: Watch this: $1,318 Royole FlexPai 0 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment Mentioned Above Royole FlexPai Phones Tablets 3:00 Preview • Royole FlexPai: First foldable phone beats Samsung to the punch Royole FlexPai, the world’s first foldable phone, bends…last_img read more