The adoptive parents of Indian girl Sherin Mathews, who was found dead in Texas last year, relinquished custody and parental rights to their 4-year-old biological daughter. Wesley Mathews, the father, has been charged with capital murder of Sherin while mother Sini Mathews has been charged with child abandonment.The relinquishment would be irrevocable and the couple is forbidden from meeting the girl without supervision. The biological daughter has been living with relatives in Houston, who may adopt her. Last month, a Dallas judge stopped the Wesleys from having contact with the biological daughter after prosecutors said that they failed to protect Sherin.“[Sini Mathews] made the extremely difficult decision to give up her parental rights because given the circumstances and the pending criminal cases, this is in the best interests of the child. She wants what’s best for her remaining daughter,” attorney Mitch Nolte who represents Sini Mathews said, according to NBCDFW.Sherin Mathews, 3, was found dead in a culvert in October 2017. Wesley had initially said that he forced her to stand outside in the middle of the night for refusing to drink milk. Later, he said that he physically assisted Sherin to drink milk and watched her choke to death before taking the body out to dispose it in the culvert.However, autopsy reports revealed that the death was a homicide and Sherin’s bones were in different stages of healing.Earlier in January, Wesley was indicted for capital murder, in addition to charges of injuring a child, abandoning a child and tampering with evidence. Sini denied knowing about the incidents and was charged with child abandonment only. If the capital murder charge is proven, Wesley can face death penalty or life sentence.“During the commission of the offense, defendant did use a deadly weapon, the exact nature and description of which is not known to the Grand Jury,” the indictment by the grand jury said on Jan. 12, according to the Dallas County Court in Texas.The indictment also states that Mathews “did intentionally and knowingly cause the death of Sherin Mathews” on or around Oct. 7, 2017, in a manner and means unknown to the Grand Jury. Related ItemshoustonRichardsonTexas
Why Sacramento Kings Owner Vivek Ranadive is Sure Basketball Can be Most Popular in India – After Cricket
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sacramento (California): Vivek Ranadive, the controlling owner of the Sacramento Kings, is a true believer. He believes in data. He believes in “Civilization 3.0” – that the world is entering a stage of massive disruption and that cities are one of mankind’s 10 greatest inventions. He believes that he can make basketball the second most popular sport in India (behind cricket). He believes in gluten-free consumption, which he says “declutters your mind.” But more than anything, he believes in himself.”This will sound corny, but when I wake up, the first thought I have is, ‘What can I do to make a difference and make the world better?'” Ranadive, 61, said recently, sitting at a table in a condominium he owns that overlooks the rejuvenated downtown area of Sacramento. There’s no question about that: It does sound corny.But Ranadive is entering a new phase as the head of an NBA franchise. The Kings recently traveled to Mumbai – where Ranadive is from – to play the Indiana Pacers, the latest in the league’s forays into India. Ranadive, after acquiring the Kings, went to Mumbai in December 2014 with Adam Silver and extracted a promise from the newly-minted league commissioner that games would be played there someday.”I was a bit reluctant because I felt – and maybe still do to a certain extent – we were getting ahead of ourselves in that market and that the infrastructure wasn’t yet in place to play an NBA game,” Silver said in an interview. “But he was very persistent.”Ranadive has made bringing the sport to his home country a core part of his identity as an owner, pitching it as a way to keep the NBA growing.”If you think about basketball and you think about India, Indians love to celebrate,” Ranadive said. “Indians love to party. Indians love Bollywood and showmanship.”Ranadive himself doesn’t have much swagger, and he’s not one to dwell on an accomplishment. He’s thinking about the next moment, the next goal. That stems from his childhood, Ranadive said. He was raised in Juhu Beach, a well-to-do suburb of what was then called Bombay. He attended a private school, co-founded by his family, which gave out a “Ranadive Award” every year. (A Ranadive usually won.)”The way I was raised was that if you came second, you were a loser,” Ranadive said. He added, “My hatred for failure is greater than my love for success.”But. And there is a but.The data is not kind to Sacramento, and Ranadive is a man who values data to help him avoid failure. The last time the Kings made the playoffs was 2006. Since Ranadive took over the team in 2013, the Kings have gone through four head coaches. There have been notable draft misses, like Nik Stauskas in 2014. Cap space has not yielded much. Ranadive said he expected the Kings to contend for championships within five years from now, but the franchise has not been, at least from the outside, a picture of stability.They traded away their franchise player in 2017, DeMarcus Cousins, and Vlade Divac, the general manager, told the press that he had passed up a better offer days earlier. (It was an embarrassing headline, to be sure, but the trade still turned out fine for Divac. The Kings netted one of the better shooters in the league, Buddy Hield.)Last season was a high-water mark: The Kings won 39 games and made a surprising run at the postseason. And yet, right when it seemed like the Kings had established a positive culture, Divac fired the head coach Dave Joerger.The Kings moved swiftly to replace Joerger with Luke Walton, who had just left the Lakers. Then, news broke that Walton was sued by Kelli Tennant, a former sports broadcaster who accused Walton of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room in 2014, which Walton denied. The team initiated an investigation with outside lawyers and support from the league. In August, the NBA and the Kings jointly announced that the investigation was being closed and that “there was not a sufficient basis to support the allegations.” Tennant declined to speak to the investigators. Ranadive said he was “shocked and surprised” by the lawsuit.”We took the accusations very seriously,” he said. “We hired some very highly regarded and experienced investigators. My instructions to them is that there were no boundaries. Find everything you can out. There’s no rules.”His first foray into professional basketball was acquiring a minority stake in the Golden State Warriors in 2010. Ranadive came to basketball in his late 40s – and found the sport baffling, as author Malcolm Gladwell chronicled in his book, “David and Goliath,” which told the story of Ranadive somehow coaching his 12-year-old daughter Anjali’s team to the state championship.In 2013, Ranadive became a sort of hero in Sacramento, when he and a group of investors acquired the Kings from the Maloof family for a then-record $534 million. Another group of investors, led by Steve Ballmer, made an aggressive bid for the team with the intent of moving it to Seattle. But Ranadive, with grand plans for the construction of a new arena and global expansion of the game, won out.”When I played here, it was a very quiet city,” said Divac, who starred for the team from 1998 to 2004. “After a game, you had a tough time finding an open restaurant.”Now, the Kings’ on-court success is almost irrelevant to whether buying the team was a good investment. This is the reality of modern day economics for sports franchises. The Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets all recently sold for more than $2 billion – roughly quadruple what Ranadive’s group paid for the Kings.Asked what it was like to be running a franchise with new expectations – Kings 3.0, you might say – Ranadive had his earnestness at the ready.”Look, the one thing is that I don’t really think of myself as owning the team,” Ranadive said. “I came into this feeling like I was just a temporary steward and this team really belongs to the fans. It belongs to the city. It belongs to you guys, the media. I’m just kind of trying to shepherd it in the right direction.”Sopan Deb c.2019 The New York Times Company NBANBA Indianba india gamesNBA India Games 2019 First Published: October 4, 2019, 5:28 PM IST
Kolkata, May 2 (PTI) West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today accused Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee of having an understanding with the BJP, and said it became clear today in the Rajya Sabha where her party fought alongside the ruling dispensation at the Centre against the Congress.”The nexus between Modibhai and Didibhai (Mamata Banerjee) is clear now. In the Rajya Sabha the TMC is fighting along with the BJP against the Congress. They are raising questions on VVIP chopper deal. Those, who themselves have indulged in rampant corruption, are raising questions,” Chowdhury said adding “this proved where the TMC stood politically”.Addressing a meeting here to protest against “post-poll violence”, Chowdhury said, “The TMC is questioning the integrity and honesty of Congress by toeing the line of BJP. It was Congress which had ordered the probe in the VVIP chopper scam. What about the Saradha and Narada scam?”Chowdhury also criticised the TMC supremo for her yesterdays statement charging a section of police officials with “unleashing terror” on the people at the behest of the Election Commission.”She will not like it when the police has performed its duties without being her sycophants. She is threatening everybody – Election Commission, police,” he alleged. PTI PNT SUN MD DBS
The office of the Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Hyderabad has released a notification inviting interested, eligible candidates for the recruitment to different posts under Sports quota. The candidates may send the application in the prescribed format on or before May 31. Vacancy details :Total posts: 22Name of the posts: Sports Quota Post wise vacancy details:Volleyball: 1Basketball: 3 Table Tennis:2 Football: 5Tax Assistant: 1 Stenographer Grade II: 1Hawaldar: 9 Eligibility criteria: Educational qualification:The candidates should possess matriculation or higher secondary certificate from a recognised institute or university. Age limit: The upper age limit of the candidates must not exceed 27 years as on May 31.Pay scale: The candidates would be in the pay band of Rs 5,200 and Rs 20,200 with an additional grade pay of Rs 2,400 and Rs 1,800. Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of written test, skill test and physical endurance examinations. How to apply:The candidates may apply to the posts in the prescribed format as per notification.Important date:The last date to receive the application is May 31.Read: Want to work in AIIMS? Apply before May 31Read: Wish to work as an Engineer? Apply at UPSSSC Lucknow for 478 postsClick here to get latest updates on government jobs in India.
DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Merciless Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments “Guys made some big-time plays in the second half. The intensity and urgency went up a level at the start of the third quarter.“If you want to beat one of these teams on their home floor you have to play a lot harder than we did in the first half. And we did, it was one inspiring play after another.”Butler missed Wednesday’s season-opening win as well after his girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl. The Heat were also missing power forward James Johnson and shooting guard Dion Waiters.In Detroit, Tobias Harris finished with 29 points and Al Horford added 23 as the Philadelphia 76ers bagged their second win of the season with a 117-111 defeat of the Pistons.Ben Simmons had 13 points and 10 assists for the Sixers, who were missing the injured Joel Embiid after the two-time All-Star sprained an ankle in last Wednesday’s win over Boston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – OCTOBER 26: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts after fouling out in overtime against the Miami Heat at the Fiserv Forum on October 26, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Dylan Buell/Getty Images/AFPThe Miami Heat completed a superb second-half comeback to spoil Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks’ home opener on Saturday with a 131-126 overtime victory.Reigning NBA MVP Antetokounmpo led the scoring with 29 points, including a magical buzzer-beating tip-in to force overtime, but was unable to thwart Miami’s victory charge.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Down by two with three seconds remaining, the Bucks inbounded to Khris Middleton who launched a long-range effort from the perimeter.With the shot falling short, Antetokounmpo collected in mid-air and dropped the ball into the basket to force overtime.However the Heat proved the stronger in overtime, outscoring the Bucks 10-5 to close out the win.Miami coach Erik Spoelstra praised the “guts and perseverance” of his team’s second half fightback following the win.“We did it the hard way but so what?” Spoelstra said. “It’s never easy on the road against a team like the Bucks.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ The Heat, missing star Jimmy Butler, had trailed by 21 points in the third quarter but exploded to overwhelm the Bucks down the stretch, outscoring the home team by 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.Goran Dragic led the Miami scoring with 25 points from the bench while Bam Adebayo weighed in with 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceKendrick Nunn added 18 points while four other Miami players finished with double digit tallies.Antetokounmpo delivered a highlight reel moment with his improvised tip-in to tie it up at 121-121. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’
The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea by former cricketer S. Sreesanth challenging the lifetime ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in match fixing during 2013 IPL.The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K.M. Joseph reserved the order as apex cricketing body said that Sreesanth was found guilty on all the three counts – corruption, betting and bringing disrepute to the game.The court has given both Sreesanth and the BCCI to file their written submissions in two weeks.Appearing for BCCI, senior counsel Parag Tripathi told the court that for corruption and betting, the punishment is lifetime ban from the game.Pointing to zero tolerance towards corruption and betting and also any act bringing disrepute to cricket, Tripathi told the court that at no stage, Sreesanth brought it to the notice of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit about his being approached by bookies.The BCCI also reiterated the charge that Sreesanth never explained to the inquiry committee about where Rs 10 lakh, an amount that finds mention in the recorded telephonic conversation, came from.In his rejoinder arguments, senior counsel, Salman Khurshid appearing for Sreesanth said that the onus of proving the guilt was on the BCCI. He said it was for the BCCI to establish that Rs 10 lakhs had come from questionable sources for match fixing.Referring to the taped conversation, Khurshid said it says that transaction would take place only if former cricketer concedes 14 runs in an over and that it would be off for anything less than that.advertisementIn the alleged over, where Sreesanth was to concede 14 runs, in fact 13 runs could be scored. It has been contended against Sreesanth that there was one no ball, which would have made it to 14 runs, but it escaped the umpire’s sight.Wrapping up his rejoinder arguments, Khurshid urged the court to save the career of the “young cricketer, who is not that young now, but still retains the spirit of cricket.”In the earlier hearing, Sreesanth had told the court that he initially confessed to the Special Cell of Delhi Police about his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal to escape sustained and continuous police torture.Sreesanth moved the top court challenging the Kerala High Court order upholding the lifetime ban on him by the BCCI.The BCCI had on May 15 last year opposed the plea by Sreesanth seeking a relaxation of the ban on him, so that he could play in county cricket in England.BCCI had earlier told the court that it has already appealed against the order discharging Sreesanth in the spot-fixing case during IPL 2013.The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth and his two other Rajasthan Royals’ teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charge of spot-fixing during IPL 2013.Also Read | Supreme Court asks why Sreesanth didn’t inform BCCI about being approached for spot-fixingAlso Read | Slapping Sreesanth was a mistake, should never have done that: Harbhajan Singh
Alexis Sanchez shrugged off an ankle injury and continued his resurgent form at the Copa America as the Chile striker fired his side to a 2-1 victory over Ecuador on Friday which took the holders into the quarter-finals of the competition.Chile took the lead in the eighth minute when Jose Fuenzalida volleyed into the net but Ecuador was awarded a penalty when goalkeeper Gabriel Arias clattered Jhegson Mendez, allowing Enner Valencia to level from the spot in the 26th.Sanchez, who had ended a barren five-month spell by scoring in Monday’s 4-0 win against Japan, put Chile ahead early in the second half, expertly guiding a bouncing cross into the net with one touch.Ecuador, who were hammered 4-0 by Uruguay in their opening game, rarely threatened again and saw defender Gabriel Achilier receive a straight red card in stoppage time for a rash tackle on Arturo Vidal, who had to be taken off.Sanchez later revealed he had been playing with an ankle injury sustained in the first half.”After a cross, I rolled my ankle but I put a bandage on it, I took a pill for the pain and I came out again,” he told reporters.”I think I have a sprain, I was playing with pain but I hope it’s not too serious.”Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda praised Sanchez for playing on, adding that the ankle was not the same one he injured in May.”He was evaluated by the doctors at halftime who said he could continue, although he put lots of ice on it at halftime. He made a huge effort in the second half,” he said.advertisement”We’ll evaluate it again but we hope it isn’t serious.”Chile, Copa champions in 2015 and 2016, lead Group C on six points. Uruguay is second on four with Japan third on one and Ecuador bottom with no points.Ecuador still has an outside chance of sneaking into the quarter-finals as one of the two best-ranked third-place finishers but they must win their game against Japan on Monday and hope other results go their way.Their coach, Hernan Dario Gomez, gave the briefest of post-match news conferences, saying he was not in the mood to take questions and gave a short assessment of the game before leaving.Also Read | Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres retires from footballAlso Read | Manchester United fans find a unique way to show their frustrationAlso See
zoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Singapore-based Grindrod Shipping has unveiled a number of transactions with the aim of modernizing its fleet and increasing its financial flexibility and liquidity.In early June, the company took delivery of a Japanese-built eco Ultramax, the IVS Phoenix. The drybulk carrier newbuilding has been chartered-in for a minimum period of three years. Grindrod Shipping has options to extend the contract for up to two additional years.The month also saw Grindrod Shipping and its joint venture partners agree to a further extension of the termination date of the IVS Bulk joint venture from June 30, 2019 to September 30, 2019. The company said it remained in discussions with the JV partners regarding strategic alternatives for IVS Bulk.On June 20, 2019, Grindrod Shipping sold a portion of the loan it had provided to one of its joint ventures. The sale was at par and provided approximately USD 7.5 million of cash to the company.The ship owner and operator recently entered into a sale and leaseback transaction with a Japanese company related to the 2010-built handysize drybulk carrier, IVS Knot, for a cash amount of USD 13 million.Grindrod Shipping will bareboat charter the vessel back for a period of up to 11 years and has the right, but not the obligation, to acquire the vessel from the end of the second year of the charter, with the new owner having the right to sell the vessel to the company at the end of the 11-year charter period.The company explained that the IVS Knot previously constituted part of the security package for its USD 100 million senior secured credit facility and was released from the security package in connection with the closing of the sale and leaseback transaction. At closing, the sale generated around USD 6.3 million of cash after settling the debt associated with the vessel. The transaction closed on June 26, 2019.The previously announced sale of the IVS Kawana was concluded, with the vessel delivering to the new owner on April 30, 2019. Grindrod Shipping added that it expects the Umgeni to deliver to the new owner by June 30, 2019.“Through the IVS Knot and the sale of the joint venture loan Grindrod Shipping has strengthened its liquidity by approximately USD 13.8 million without divesting control of any core assets,” Martyn Wade, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, said.
APTN National NewsA letter sent to Quebec’s minister of Public Safety Wednesday, and obtained by APTN National News is asking the province to honour an agreement allowing two First Nations police officers to be included in the investigation of abuse in Val d’Or, Que., that is currently underway.At the moment, investigators with the Montreal police (SPVM) are looking into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of Indigenous women by eight members of the Surete du Quebec (SQ) in Val d’Or, about 500 kilometres northwest of Montreal.According to the letter, chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) proposed that First Nations police officers join the investigation at a meeting with the acting Minister of Public Safety Pierre Moreau and Native Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelley Nov. 23.“Our Chiefs are convinced that the professionalism and familiarity with the setting of our First Nation officers can greatly benefit, on the one hand, the conduct of the inquiry, and on the other hand, the confidence of our populations in the impartiality of this inquiry,” states the letter dated Dec. 9 and signed by AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard.Download (PDF, Unknown)Chiefs of the AFNQL are also asking for an independent inquiry into the allegations against the SQ.The request was turned down at a meeting with Quebec Premier Phillipe Couillard because of the federal inquiry that was promised by the federal Liberal party.Download (PDF, Unknown)APTN has requested an interview and statement from both ministers, but have not heard back at the time of the publication.But according to the letter, both seemed open to the idea of allowing two First Nations investigators to join the investigation.“At the time of the November 23rd meeting, you accepted the request of the participation of our officers in the SPVM inquiry, for which we are very thankful,” according to the letter.The two officers are Mylène Trudeau, Abenaki police officer, and Derek St-Cyr, a James Bay Cree police officers. Neither could be reached for comment.According to the letter, both are experienced police investigators working in First Nations communities.“At the very least, they can have two of our Indigenous officers working with the Montreal police, who we do not trust to properly investigate the SQ,” said Kanesatake Mohawk Territory Grand Chief Serge Simon who took part in the meeting where the decision was made to draft the letter.Eight members of Val d’Or’s SQ are facing 14 allegations of physical, and in some cases, sexual abuse against 12 Indigenous women in the Val d’Or region.Those officers are currently on leave and not patrolling the community.Investigations are currently being conducted by Montreal police under the observation of a human rights email@example.com Email Send a copy of this email to yourselfIf you want to submit this form, do not enter anything in this field Message Name
Kent Driscoll APTN National NewsThe federal government has started to review the Nutrition North food subsidy program.That’s the plan brought in by the previous government to lower the cost of buying some foods in Canada’s north.The problem is no one actually knew whether it was working.So during the election, the Liberals promised to review the program immediately.While that work is now underway, the drop in the Canadian dollar could mean that the cost of food in the north is … well … going firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow @kentdriscoll
Brock’s Goodman School of Business has received another award to add to its trophy case.Goodman’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter topped more than 570 others to earn the Silver Outstanding Chapter of the Year award for its efforts in engaging students on campus.The award was presented to Interim Dean Barry Wright at the International Conference and Annual Meeting hosted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in Houston, Texas, April 23.Goodman Interim Dean Barry Wright, centre, receives the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Silver Outstanding Chapter of the Year award from Betty Jo Licata, chair, BGS Board of Governors, left, and Christina Allrich, BGS director of chapter and alumni operations.“This award is certainly an honour for us to receive and speaks to our students’ academic excellence and professionalism,” Wright said.Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honours society for select business schools accredited by AACSB, of which Goodman has been accredited since 2002.The letters for Beta Gamma Sigma stand for honour, wisdom and earnestness, values that Wright said Goodman students embody throughout their academic career.“BGS members are often referred to as the ‘best in business’ and we are proud of our faculty, students and alumni who achieve this standard while exhibiting these values,” he said.One of a handful of Canadian universities with a chapter in the prestigious honours society, Goodman invites students who are in the top 10 per cent of their undergraduate class or top 20 per cent of their graduate class to join twice per year in a ceremony held in conjunction with Convocation. Members receive a gold pin that signifies their membership.Members of the prestigious Goodman School of Business Beta Gamma Sigma chapter are awarded with a gold pin marking their membership.Membership in the society is described as the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can achieve.The chapter award is given for a combination of campus impact, student advancement and outreach, all of which Goodman has placed greater emphasis on in recent years.Run by Accreditations and Quality Assurance Manager Michelle Leece and Accreditations Co-ordinator Alyssa Freeman, the chapter inducts an honouree at each ceremony, which in 2016 included Shannon Passero, Owner of Shannon Passero Design, and Jason Sparaga, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Spark Power Corp. and Founder of Spara Capital Partners.Beginning last year, students were given the opportunity to mentor first-year students and participate in the BGS Gives Back Day of Service in support of the Arthritis Society.Goodman has also hosted an annual Goodman Scholars reception since 2014 to further recognize academic excellence for students who received either the Goodman Scholarship or Beta Gamma Sigma membership. The most recent event included a keynote speech by Victor Rocca (BBA ’93), Regional Vice-President, Ontario, at McDonald’s Canada.The Goodman School of Business sends students to the Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit each year for leadership development and networking opportunities. Upon graduating, Goodman members can join the Toronto-area alumni chapter.The next chapter induction ceremony will be held between Goodman School of Business convocation ceremonies on June 8.
Ohio State junior Lilli Piper rounds third base with the intent to score against Wright State on Sep. 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternPenn State was unable to answer to Ohio State’s offense on Wednesday, dropping both games of a double-header by a combined score of 16-5. The Buckeyes improved to 26-8 overall and 7-4 in the Big Ten after dispatching the Nittany Lions, one of the worst teams in the conference.Game OneThe Buckeyes came alive in the sixth inning, scoring five runs runs in the bottom of the frame en route to a 9-1 win in the first game of the double-header.With just four hits and three walks, Penn State had no response to the Buckeyes’ offensive prowess..“I think our pitching was clutch when they had runners on and I think we were offensively clutch when we had runners on,” Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said. “The combination of those two things limited their runs and helped us get the runs we needed.”Junior right fielder Bri Betschel got the scoring started in the sixth inning with a two-run triple to five the Buckeyes a 6-1 lead. Freshman third baseman Niki Carver followed up the triple with a single that brought Betschel home.Senior center fielder Taylor White joined the hit parade with a triple to center field that scored Carver. White later scored on a wild pitch to make it 9-1.Although the sixth was the most eventful inning, the Buckeyes also scored two runs in the bottom of the first and one each in the third and fourth innings.Junior second baseman Emily Clark hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, driving in her 100th-career run.Senior left fielder Bailee Sturgeon scored on Clark’s home run and also crossed home plate in the third inning. Sturgeon hit the first triple of her career, then scored on a wild pitch.Senior pitcher Shelby McCombs struck out 10 batters in the winning effort and contributed to the scoring with a home run in the bottom of the fourth.Game Two:Though Ohio State managed 11 hits in the second game of the double-header compared to just nine in the first game, it was unable to cash in as frequently, leading to just a 7-4 victory..Despite the 11-hit performance, Clark, who went 0-for-4, said the Penn State senior pitcher Jessica Cummings kept the Buckeyes guessing during her complete game.“The first pitcher that we faced in the first game, we were kind of all over her and we were able to pick up her pitches pretty well,” said Clark. “The second pitcher was more spin-y and had us second guessing in and out.”Cummings allowed seven runs on 11 hits with two wild pitches, four hit batsmen and four walks.The second game went back and forth with each team answering the other’s runs. But Ohio State put up three runs in the fourth inning and two in the sixth, which proved to be the difference-maker in the win.Penn State scored a pair of runs in the third inning when sophomore pinch hitter Delaney Elling singled up the middle.Two of Ohio State’s runs came from senior first baseman Ashley Goodwin’s home run in the fourth, which was also her 100th career hit. Two additional runs came in the sixth, when Betschel tripled for an RBI allowing sophomore pinch runner Andi Farrah to score. White followed that up with a single to bring Betschel home. Eight of Ohio State’s 11 hits came off the bats of White, Sturgeon and McCombs, who combined to go 8-for-11.Next UpThe Buckeyes head to Evanston, Illinois, next to take on Northwestern in a three-game series beginning on at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
OSU redshirt freshman Mike Weber runs through Northwestern tacklers for one of his two touchdowns on Oct. 29, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorWith question marks surrounding the playoff hopes of the No. 6 Ohio State football team following a loss to Penn State, the Buckeyes were able to earn a 24-20 victory against Northwestern. However, Buckeyes fans might still be feeling uneasy with the performance put out on Saturday.With a relatively easy opponent at home on the schedule following a two-game stretch on the road, OSU was looking to capitalize and bounce back in convincing fashion. But it took the Buckeyes most of the game to put away the Wildcats.Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett enjoyed a much more stout pocket than in weeks past, but still struggled to connect with his wide receivers. Overall, Barrett finished the day 21 for 32 with 223 yards, but connected with wide receivers on less than half of those completions.Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber played an integral part in the win for the Buckeyes, picking up a pair of touchdowns after failing to score against Penn State and Wisconsin. He finished the day with 14 carries for 87 yards.On defense, a potent offensive attack for the Wildcats kept pace with OSU, matching the Buckeyes step for step throughout the contest. Anytime Urban Meyer and company found a way to break open a lead, Northwestern came firing right back.“It’s great to be home and get a W, a hard-fought W against a good team that had a lot of momentum,” Meyer said. “A lot of respect for Coach Fitzgerald.”The biggest proverbial thorn in the side of OSU was the ability of the Wildcats to pick up third downs, namely in long yardage scenarios. Northwestern finished the game eight for 16 on third-down conversions. The Buckeyes scored a touchdown on their first offensive drive of the game for the first time this season. The offense got the ball on its own 6-yard line, and moved the ball with ease down the field, spreading it out to four different players.After that, things reverted back to the way they were against Penn State, as OSU failed to string together plays. Although the pocket held for Barrett throughout the contest, there was little in terms of down-the-field passes and long, gashing runs.After receiving just 10 touches compared to last week, the involvement of junior H-back Curtis Samuel was a hot topic. Meyer said following the team’s loss last Saturday the Buckeyes did not get the ball to their No. 1 playmaker enough, and needed to fix that. Samuel’s workload increased to 14 touches, and he delivered in a big way. He picked up 99 total yards, and even found the end zone on a dive up the middle.“I love the way he runs the ball,” Meyer said.Wildcats’ redshirt sophomore quarterback Clayton Thorson averaged more than 240 yards per game passing coming into the contest. Against an OSU secondary that surrendered multiple chunk plays in the past few weeks, the Illinois native had a field day, hooking up with senior wide receiver Austin Carr eight times for 158 yards.“We had a gameplan going into the game of doing and we didn’t necessarily get it communicated properly on the field,” redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley said.The Big Ten’s leading rushing, Northwestern junior running back Justin Jackson, had a relatively slow game. Rushing the ball 17 times for 76 yards, Jackson did not make any game-changing plays that propelled the Wildcats.OSU’s defense enjoyed an effective pass rush, putting pressure on Thorson for most of the game. Redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis picked up a sack, while the rest of the unit flushed the Northwestern quarterback from the pocket on multiple occasions. In a do-or-die kind of scenario, OSU found its back against the wall early in the fourth quarter with the game knotted at 17. The Silver Bullets stood tall, forcing a three-and-out from Northwestern, resulting in punt that gave the Buckeyes good field position.“I feel like this is one of the better teams in the Big Ten,” redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker said. “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy to come out here and just walk a walk. We knew it was going to be a dogfight this whole week.”OSU finally took advantage, moving the ball down the field with ease and scoring on a Samuel touchdown run from in close. The play was set-up by a 34-yard reception for redshirt freshman K.J. Hill.The second-year receiver said even with the scrutiny his unit has received, things remain the same in the wide receivers room while the team stays hard at work.“It (hasn’t) been nothing new,” Hill said. “We’ve just been trying to work hard and get everyone off our back really. That’s all we can do is try and get better each and every day in practice.”Hill’s involvement came after redshirt sophomore wide receiver Parris Campbell was injured while blocking on a run play. Campbell got rolled up, and appeared to hurt his ankle on the play. He did not return. Northwestern’s final offensive drive pushed the Buckeyes all the way to the south end zone student section. A key holding call against the Wildcats and stout coverage limited the damage, as OSU only surrendered a field goal. From there, OSU chewed the clock before a 35-yard rush and a powerful Weber run effectively sealed the game for the Buckeyes.OSU returns home next Saturday to face No. 7 Nebraska in Ohio Stadium at 8 p.m.
RESIDENTS HAD TO be evacuated from their homes in Kildare late last night as Army Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion on a viable improvised explosive device (IED).The IED was found in a built-up area in Rathangan late last night with a Defence Forces bomb disposal team requested to attend the scene.Local residents were evacuated to a safe location and the area was cordoned off by Gardaí prior to the Defence Forces team arriving on the scene at 11.30pm.Following examination of the device it was found to be viable and it was made safe by way of a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 1.45am.The remains of the device were handed over to Gardaí and an investigation is under way.
Before Today FM – Radio Ireland launched and failed as a talk radio station Eamon Dunphy’s show, The Last Word, was the only programme to be kept after the rebrand. TODAY MARKS 20 years since Radio Ireland first went live across the country. The station rebranded to Today FM after just nine months following a dismal start.Forged as a talk radio station, the original plan didn’t quite work out with the first JNLR figures for the station revealing it had captured just 1% listenership.It became known locally as ‘Radio Direland’ and scathing reviews meant advertisers didn’t want anything to do with it.For a time, Eamon Dunphy’s The Last Word was the only show bringing in cash with 80% of the station’s advertising coming from it. It was also to be the only slot that survived the rebrand.The station launched with 150 staff on 17 March 1997 but the headcount was whittled down to just 50 three months later.Fast forward to 1 January 1998 and Radio Ireland became Today FM.The second iteration was, obviously, markedly more successful.Twenty years on, we talk to Eamon Dunphy and Radio Ireland’s then-sales manager, Eamon FitzPatrick, about those first nine months on air.‘Lots of razmataz’“There was a big glitzy opening in Jervis Street shopping centre – there was a lot of razmataz,” says Dunphy of the hype and expectation around the new station.After his stint as sales manager at Radio Ireland, Fitzpatrick went on to become sales director and, later, commercial director.“It wasn’t a very-well thought out schedule,” he admits now when reminiscing about Radio Ireland. Short URL Mar 17th 2017, 6:45 AM 22 Comments Friday 17 Mar 2017, 6:45 AM We were giving a lot of first timers their chance. Even [though] people who went on to be really successful (like Philip Boucher Hayes), there wasn’t the programming knowledge or the background to make it work.He cites Gavin Duffy and Emily O’Reilly’s covering the morning schedule as an example.“You would have thought on paper ‘fantastic’ but it didn’t work, the chemistry just wasn’t there.“Our target was to wedge ourselves in between the older 2FM listener and the younger Radio 1 listener but they felt the way to do that was mimic RTÉ Radio 1 but it wasn’t. What was needed was what became Today FM – intelligent, well produced, informative and a bit ballsy.”It was “very apparent” after just one month that Radio Ireland wasn’t working, according to Fitzpatrick.It was a commercial station so it was live or die by revenue and the revenue for the first couple of weeks was actually brilliant and then it went really poor because the critics slammed it.“They put it up against Radio 1 and it didn’t bode well. The music quality wasn’t tight. Commercial radio is much tougher… you might have four producers for Marian Finucane – you’d have one for three hours on this. It was a tougher gig and because of that, the output wasn’t as good as it should have been.“We actually hit our targets at the time for the first month. March was actually a good month but public perception and the media actually killed any chance of what it had.Everybody wanted to be on it at the start but when they saw the reaction to it, everybody bailed. The advertisers bailed very quickly.“We needed to rebrand because there was such negative sentiment towards it. It was easier and cheaper to rebrand it than to relaunch it.”‘Radio Direland’ “What happened with Radio Ireland is that very quickly the press called it ‘Radio Direland’ and you couldn’t shake it.“Nobody was listening to it but everybody had heard about it. You couldn’t shift perception.I remember selling 25 ads for £1,000 and the person that we sold it to said, ‘That really worked’ and I said, ‘Oh so do you want to do some more’ and she said ‘No, I don’t really want to be associated with the brand … The people inside are giving me stick for being on it.’ That is how hard it was.“I collected the first JNLR book for Radio Ireland and the general manager called me and said, ‘What’s the story?’ and I said, ‘It’s 1%.’“That was every headline and that just killed revenue.Things settled down but people actually started listening because there wasn’t so many ads on it. Looking back it’s funny, but jesus at the time.“When we closed the doors of Radio Ireland, we knew we had about 9% listenership. It was gathering traction so when we launched Today FM we knew there was an audience there, but we needed a JNLR book.”You’re fired“It was brutal, brutal. It was brutal for everybody.”That’s how Dunphy describes the atmosphere in Radio Ireland as shows began to fold.You were going in and bodies were going out everyday and it wasn’t just presenters, it was producers, researchers and everybody connected with a programme. “So programmes were disappearing which meant producers and researchers and presenters were gone. So it was extremely volatile.It was carnage and it was horrible.Fitzgerald added, “It was horrendous, you could meet somebody in the morning and say we’ll pick that up after lunch and have a meeting scheduled with them in the afternoon and after lunch they’d be gone.“There were 120 people there in March and I’d say by June there was 50.You literally just kept your head down and you did what you could. You’d try to sell everything you could literally to pay light bills and keep the place going.“We could sell Eamon. Eamon was our saving grace. We could always sell ads for Eamon Dunphy.”‘Nowhere else to go’Describing how The Last Word became a success, Dunphy said it was down to the work of his producer Stuart Carolan, who went on to write Love/Hate, and his researcher Eimear Bradley, who is now Pat Kenny’s producer in Newstalk. Source: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland!“The producer is usually the boss but I said I’m going to be the boss because I had the most experience – I was 51. With no newsroom to resource us and no correspondents out in the field, we survived by desperation. We all wanted to work and had nowhere else to go.We were hungry, we were hungry fighters. We were permanently scarred, we lived on the edge for about 18 months but we were the only show to survive.“We did in-depth items and Stuart did comedy – and the comedy element in among the serious stuff was brilliant and I think people loved it.“Harry Browne from the Irish Times gave the show a little bit of praise which convinced the bosses our show was worth sticking with.We built up an audience extremely slowly … and then we kind of hit critical mass and the show was very successful. Everyone wanted to advertise on The Last Word and all that money was routed through the other programmes.“So one programme saved that radio station.“I think some people thought we were standoffish because we were in the office all day with the door closed. We were actually working. There’s nobody less standoffish than me but when you’re working, you’re working.”Dempsey to the rescue Source: Photocall IrelandFitzpatrick said the people left in the station knew they could turn it around.“We knew quite early we were going to relaunch it because it had to happen. We didn’t know what Today FM was going to be but we knew it had to happen.“So we were working behind the scenes on a rebrand, so there was no stage where you lost hope.“That’s what would have kept people going. We knew we had to negotiate with the BAI, we knew we had to do all those things. We knew it was coming and that’s what kept people motivated and going.“It was great fun even though it was stressful and tough.” Tony Fenton and Eamon Fitzpatrick Source: Photocall IrelandWhile Dunphy salvaged what he could for Radio Ireland, Fitzpatrick puts Today FM’s success down to another man – Ian Dempsey.The reason Today FM became such a success was because Ian Dempsey joined. There’s no doubt, the revenue trebled in a month.“Up to the time Ian joined, Eamon was 80% of the revenue. When we got Ian – it allowed us treble the rates on Eamon and treble the rates we were getting for breakfast.“We went into operational profit within a month of getting Ian.You got Ian, you got Ray (D’Arcy), you got Tom Dunne, you got Tony Fenton. He led the whole thing not by going out and getting them but because people thought ‘If he’s there – I can go there.’ Eamon Dunphy with Ann Marie Hourihane (right) and Emily O Reilly at the launch of Radio Ireland’s line up. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland Eamon Dunphy with Ann Marie Hourihane (right) and Emily O Reilly at the launch of Radio Ireland’s line up. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cliodhna Russell http://jrnl.ie/3288936 22,383 Views Share Tweet Email1 Source: Joe Dunne/Photocall Ireland!‘Happiest years’Dunphy said there was a lot of pressure for Today FM to work as a commercial station.“It was the second commercial licence given and the first one, Century Radio, had gone ‘whoops’. It was essential this work because it was the only competition to RTÉ. Oliver Barry with Chris De Burgh and Terry Wogan at the launch of Century Radio. Source: RollingNews.ieCentury crashed and burned after weeks and a couple of million was lost. So the imperative for Today FM to succeed was massive.“It was a breakthrough for the commercial sector and our programme was the first credible news and current affairs programme produced in the commercial sector. We had no resources we just got good guests and that was down to Stuart and Eimear. We really had to work very hard to cultivate people, to do a new kind of broadcasting.The significance of Today FM and The Last Word in particular was that it proved you could produce credible news and current affairs on resources much more limited than RTÉ had and that somebody other than a state monopoly could do it.Dunphy added that while radio was very demanding work wise, it was very rewarding. ”I love radio, I miss it hugely but it was really hard work.I think it was the happiest years I ever spent. Radio is a fantastic medium because it’s about the ideas and the substance of things. It’s not about how you look, there’s no tricks, you can detect from someone’s voice when they’re being genuine so I loved it, really loved it and regretted when we had to stop.Fitzpatrick said, ”We just loved it, even though it was tough … it was a year of madness but I look back at it with great fondness.”Read: ‘Battle Royale’ between Today FM and 2FM as latest listener figures are released>
Steven Gerrard admitted Rangers were below par in their 1-0 loss at Livingston.A goal from Dolly Menga was all that Livingston needed to seal a win against the Steven Gerrard tutored Rangers to move third in the Premiership.The result leaves them eight points behind leaders Hearts, who they host at Ibrox next weekend.Gerrard told Sky Sports: “We never had enough quality in terms of crosses, in terms of trying to disrupt their back three.“When we got into good areas, we either over-hit the cross, under-hit the cross or they defended it quite well.Owen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“In the final third today, we were nowhere near good enough. We could still be playing for a couple of days, I don’t think we’d have scored.“We’ve had praise and we’ve had a lot of credit. Now we have to take the criticism and when we’re not good enough, I need to tell the players when they’re not good enough.“They’ve done ever so well so far so I can’t go over the top in terms of criticism but we’ll definitely analyse it and if individuals need to be told or they need to be told as a team, that’s my job to do it.“The squad’s getting healthy now, there’s a lot of competition. The one thing you don’t want to do now as a player is play your way out of the team.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 8, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has lauded the work of the Jamaica Women’s Political Caucus for advancing the cause of women in the political landscape.“I commend the Jamaica Women’s Political Caucus for giving Jamaica 25 years of unrivalled service to the cause of encouraging and facilitating the participation of women in representational politics at the highest level,” she said.Ms. Grange was speaking at the 25th anniversary awards luncheon of the Jamaica Women’s Political Caucus held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on December 5.“Your non-partisan organisation has become a regional trendsetter and a brand in providing high-quality leadership training for aspiring female politicians. The work of the Caucus over the years has contributed immensely to building awareness on the significance of having women strategically placed as pivotal to the decision-making process,” she said.The Minister noted, as well, that the Caucus also plays an important role in promoting a culture of participation.“Your work has served to challenge stereotypical norms of behaviour, structural barriers and standards of performance. Through advocacy and intensive training, the Caucus has challenged and redefined the prerequisites for women’s entry into the field of representational politics,” Miss Grange added.The Minister noted that this has led to more women becoming involved in political leadership. Meanwhile, Ms. Grange said while the country has “female political heavyweights” in local politics, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study in 2016 entitled ‘Where are the Women’ shows that only 20 per cent of the island’s Cabinet Ministers and Senators are female.“This is still below the 30 per cent target set in the National Policy for Gender Equality of 2011. As a Minister and as Member of Parliament, I believe that it is important to reach this target to ensure that women are sitting at the top of political leadership, and so I want to encourage everyone here who has the energy to get involved and strive to get to the top,” she said.The Minister said this is important, as women bring a balanced perspective to developmental issues such as equal pay, domestic violence, other forms of gender-based violence, sexual harassment at the workplace, corruption, campaign financing, maternity laws, inheritance laws and matters impacting women.In the meantime, seven outstanding women were honoured for their role in advancing the cause of women, through their work in the Caucus. They are Minister Grange; former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; Jeanette Grant Woodham, Evelyn Smart, Hermione McKenzie, Marie Thompson and Merline Daley.Responding, Ms. Grange said she is very happy to have met the criteria to be selected for a special award.“I accept this award with humility as a servant of the people, and I wish the Caucus continued success,” she said. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti could return in time from injury to face Atletico Madrid at the end of next monthThe French international has been a prominent member of the Barcelona squad following his €25m arrival from Lyon in 2016.However, Umtiti has been unavailable for Barcelona since September due to a recurring knee injury.Summer recruit Clement Lenglet has filled in for Umtiti at the heart of the Barcelona defence alongside Gerard Pique.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…But Marca reports that Umtiti is recovering well and could be in contention to be named in Ernesto Valverde’s squad for the trip to Madrid on November 24.It will be the club’s first game back from the next international break and could prove to be a decisive one with both Barcelona and Atletico currently separated by two points in La Liga.Umtiti has made a total of 90 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions.The Catalan giants will first face Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey tonight with Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez all expected to be rested.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes they will regroup and recover from their first Premier League defeat of the season at Manchester CityJurgen Klopp’s side unbeaten start came to an end on the 21st game with title rivals City claiming a 2-1 win to cut the gap down between them to four points.Roberto Firmino’s equaliser had given Liverpool hope of holding on for a draw following Sergio Aguero’s opener.But a 72nd-minute goal from Leroy Sane was enough for Pep Guardiola’s side to claim victory.However, Van Dijk is certain Liverpool will bounce back from this setback.“Disappointed that we lost, that is really obvious. [But] we’re four points clear, that is the main thing,” said Van Dijk on the club website.“Obviously the media has been making this game as big as ever but for us it was just another very important Premier League game. We knew it was going to be a very tough season and there will be ups and downs.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Here there was obviously a down but we have to keep going, keep bouncing back and that is something we are definitely going to do.“We just have to keep going. We will focus on recovering and make sure we are ready for the next game.”The Reds will next take on Wolves in the FA Cup on Monday night.21/38#PL pic.twitter.com/mtkiGWXYwG— Premier League (@premierleague) January 4, 2019