Woman who complained about sexual harassment set on fire by accused in UP

first_imgA woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district was allegedly set on fire by a youth after she resisted sexual harassment by the accused, police said on Sunday.The victim is admitted to the district hospital with burn injuries.The victim, a resident of Tambour area of Sitapur, had recently approached police with a written complaint that she was being sexually harassed by a local youth, police said. On December 1, the accused youth along with his brother attacked the woman and set her on fire, said Additional Superintendent of Police Sitapur Madhuvan Singh. “When she went to the sugarcane field to relieve herself, the youth along with his brother poured kerosene oil on her and set her on fire,” said Mr. Singh.One of the two accused have been arrested, said SP Prabhakar Chaudhary.The local station officer Om Prakash Saroj was suspended for failing to take action when the woman, who is said to be 19-20 years of age, approached the police. A case has been registered under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 326 ( voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.The victim was living in her maternal house when the incident took place and had been married last year. Police said they also found a romantic link between the accused and the victim.The matter is being probed by the additional SP.last_img read more

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Kobe Paras urges Kai Sotto to go to US to develop basketball game

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams’ Florida home Creighton eventually recruited Paras, who did not flourish with the Bluejays and later  transferred to Cal State Northridge where he is now on redshirt status, an academic sophomore on his first year of athletic eligibility.Paras said Sotto, given his height, would have “endless opportunities” in the United States. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next View comments “I was 15-years-old when I moved out here in LA,” said Paras, who is now a member of the Cal State Northridge Matadors.“Hopefully one day Kai may make a mature decision to continue his basketball career in the States so that he won’t get rotten and brain washed in Manila.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSotto is still in high school playing for Ateneo and his 7-foot-1 frame puts him a literal head above his opponents.Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netParas, for his part, moved from La Salle Greenhills to Cathedral in Los Angeles where he made a name for himself as an athletic forward. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKobe Paras encouraged high school sensation Kai Sotto to continue playing basketball in the United States while also taking a swipe at the current hoops scene in the Philippines.In a Twitter post, Paras made use of the new 280-character limit saying Sotto moving to the US will be the right decision instead of playing in the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 3

first_imgRead Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Okay, okay just bear with this a little.Sure Maddie Madayag scored just 12 points in Ateneo’s four-set win over University of the East, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14, but it was her leadership that shone through here.After starting the season with two straight losses, the Lady Eagles have now steadied and climbed to 2-2 and that’s thanks to no small part to Madayag’s leadership.Madayag was visibly talking to teammates while on the floor and on the bench, and the fourth-year middle blocker knows how important that is to a young team.“We need more confidence especially we have a new setter and new liberos,” said Madayag pointing out to the departure of Jia Morado and Gizelle Tan. “It’s like we need to have more motivation when we play in the future.”5. Dawn Macandili (De La Salle University, libero)Last week: No. 5Weeks on list: 3There’s just one constant in De La Salle’s play, and that is Dawn Macandili’s impressive defense. La Salle will usually see different players lead its offense, but defense is Macandili’s and hers alone.After three weeks, Macandili is the top at the Best Diggers list with 6.83 digs per set and the no. 2 at the Best Receivers column with an efficiency of 47.62 percent.6. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Last week: N/AIt’s been a longtime coming but Kianna Dy is in this list, and for lukewarm reasons.There’s no denying that Dy is a phenomenal player since she’s, arguably, the best opposite hitter of her UAAP generation but the Lady Spikers went 1-1 this week bumping her to this low in the list.Dy averaged 14.5 points this week and was crucial in the Lady Spikers’ five-set win, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, over the Lady Tamaraws.7. Dimdim Pacres (University of Santo Tomas, opposite hitter)Last week: N/A John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Dimdim Pacres has featured in her own narrative lately for the Golden Tigresses.Since Season 79, Pacres has been UST’s third scoring option behind Rondina and EJ Laure and head coach Kung Fu Reyes expected that from her this year.Pacres, however, struggled to find her groove in Season 80 as one of the team’s scorers behind Rondina and rookie Milena Alessandrini.In the three games prior to UST’s dismantling of Adamson, Pacres was averaging just 6.7 points and Reyes wanted more.Pacres responded with 13 points, almost double than her average, in a redemption game that brought her confidence back.“I had to step up and I was really frustrated the past few days because I really can’t bring my game back,” said Pacres in Filipino. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Jaja Santiago has been nothing short of dominant in the UAAP as she showed her force against the Lady Spikers in an epic five-set win, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, over the defending champions.NU’s captain poured in 27 points that treated a La Salle defense like fodder.And Santiago had her final two points in dramatic fashion against the Lady Spikers.Unable to come on to the floor in the waning moments of the fifth set, and La Salle needing just three points to win the match, Santiago had to watch in agony as NU hasn’t rotated enough for the middle blocker to take the floor.So when Aiko Urdas scored NU’s ninth point in the fifth set, Santiago entered the floor in a chorus of cheers as if Joan of Arc suddenly appeared on the field.Santiago’s mere presence alone inspired NU to hold on, and as if magic caused La Salle to commit three errors, to tie the set at 13-13.Then Santiago went to work, first sending a booming kill down La Salle’s defense for the 14-13 lead then another one for the 15-14 match point.2. Jasmine Nabor (National University, setter)Last week: No. 6Weeks on list: 2 1. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Last week: No. 1Weeks on list: 3It’s almost befitting that the first rankings in the Year of the Dog features a Lady Bulldog at the forefront.ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Jasmine Nabor is the Robin to Santiago’s Batman.And if the narrative in the match between NU and La Salle was for battle of supremacy between two undefeated teams, there’s also a chapter within this tale and that involved Nabor’s playmaking duel with Michelle Cobb.It’s safe to say that Nabor schooled the up-and-coming Cobb as NU got to a 4-0 start while La Salle slipped to 3-1There’s no denying that Cobb has finally distinguished herself as a capable playmaker for La Salle, she did end up as the no.2 player of Week 2, but Nabor worked with magic against the Lady Spikers.Nabor had all of NU’s 53 excellent sets, more than double than Cobb’s 27 and 20 more than what La Salle had as a whole team.And Santiago’s clutch kills in the final set? That was courtesy of Nabor’s fine passing.3. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Last week: No. 4Weeks on list: 3 View comments Three weeks in and the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament just got more interesting.National University, the league’s top seed, has distinguished itself as the early power after a thrilling five-setter against defending champion De La Salle, the league’s no. 2 team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt’s in the middle of the ladder that things suddenly got compelling as Ateneo, University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, and Adamson University are all tied for the third seed with 2-2 records.And that’s about it for the third week, a late happy Chinese New Year to you ladies and gents and here are the seven players who got the best fortune in Week 3. Martinez ‘surprised’ with Olympics showing after just 3 weeks of training Cherry Rondina has been nothing but spectacular for University of Santo Tomas.It’s hard to imagine seeing a 5-foot-6 person strike fear in a game that usually sees height as an advantage, but the diminutive Rondina proves that she’s the UAAP’s atomic fireball.UST played just one game this week and that ended in a three-set sweep of Adamson, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, in match that left Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda speechless.“We didn’t fight her, my players totally bowed down,” said Padda as Rondina unleashed 22 points on them. “They were scared on defense, we couldn’t stop Rondina at the net.”“Cherry is capable of taking a whole set… the girls were intimidated.”And after the third week, Rondina and Santiago are tied atop the scoring ladder with 92 total points apiece.4. Maddie Madayag (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Last week: N/A NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READlast_img read more

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‘Not Good Enough’: Lewis Hamilton’s Hopes Fade after Mexico GP Practice Flop

first_img 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. F1ferrariformula onelewis hamilton First Published: October 26, 2019, 10:05 AM IST Mexico City: Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of wrapping up his sixth driver’s world title this weekend dimmed on Friday when he languished in fifth place behind Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari after second free practice at the Mexican Grand Prix.After topping the times in the opening session, the defending five-time champion was unable to resist the pace of his main rivals as four-time champion Vettel delivered a best lap in one minute and 16.607 seconds. “It wasn’t good enough,” said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, whose team clinched an unprecedented sixth championship double last time out in Japan.”This is a difficult track for us, but we are lacking performance. It is one of our worst tracks.”On an overcast but warm day at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, the outright pace of the Ferraris ruled on the main straight with Max Verstappen, winner of the last two Mexican races for Red Bull, also showing competitive pace.The Dutchman was second, just one-tenth down on Vettel, but four-tenths ahead of Charles Leclerc with Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate — and only remaining title rival — Valtteri Bottas fourth ahead of the champion-elect.”The Ferraris are too fast for us,” said Verstappen. “They will be too quick in qualifying. They are ahead of us all here.”Daniil Kvyat was sixth ahead of his Toro Rosso team-mate Pierre Gasly, Carlos Sainz of McLaren, Nico Hulkenberg of Renault and Lando Norris in the second McLaren.Wolff admitted that it was unhelpful for Hamilton that he is without his usual race engineer Peter ‘Bono’ Bonnington in Mexico and Austin next weekend, as he has stayed in Britain to recovery from surgery.”It’s not great, but it is what it is,” he said. “Not ideal. It’s tough. Rain might be a help here this weekend.”The session was supported by a big crowd and delivered plenty of incident including a 15-minute red-flagged interruption when Red Bull new boy Alex Albon lost control of his car and hit the barriers heavily at Turn Seven, severely damaging the front right section of his car.”It was a careless moment,” admitted the London-born Thai racer.This crash wrecked his hopes of matching the time of team-mate Verstappen in the rarefied atmosphere of the sprawling Latin American city where, at 2,250-metres, cars and humans struggle to breathe easily.Tyres were also a problem for most teams as they suffered graining and high levels of wear, conditions that suggest an unpredictable contest lies ahead in Sunday’s 71-lap showdown.Hamilton, who showed strong pace in race trim in the final part of practice, has to outscore Bottas by 14 points to win his third consecutive title in Mexico City and sixth overall. last_img read more

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Justice Secretary Guevarra roots for Fighting Maroons in UP-UST knockout game

first_imgRice industry paralysis Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Thiem beats Djokovic in 3 sets to advance at ATP Finals Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MANILA, Philippines–He may have doubts about the University of the Philippines’ victory in the upcoming match with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) but he will still root for UP, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Wednesday.“Dahil sabi ni Chief Justice sa UST sya, sa UP ako. After all, may UP blood din naman ako. I’ll go for UP mamaya [Because the Chief Justice said he is for UST, I will go for UP. After all, I also have UP blood],” Guevarra told reporters.ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan 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 Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Guevarra finished his college and law degree from the Ateneo De Manila. He took up his Masters Degree in Economics at UP.UP lost to UST in its last match. The Fighting Maroons has a twice to beat advantage in the stepladder phase of the championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceWhen asked if UP will win this time, he said: “I don’t know. I have doubts about that but I’ll cheer for UP.”  /muflast_img read more

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Pakistan capable to take back No. 1 Test spot from India: Inzaman-ul-Haq

first_imgNational chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is “disappointed” at Pakistan not playing India in Test matches but believes that his country can snatch back the number one ranking from them by doing well against other countries.”What can one say on this Indian refusal since 2007 to play us in Test matches. It is disappointing for me as I have played and captained against India in both countries and I know how much these matches mean to people of both countries and cricket world,” Inzamam said in an interview. (India dethrone Pakistan, reclaim top spot in Test rankings)”There is nothing we can do but Pakistan is still capable of beating other teams and get back the number one Test spot from India,” the former Test captain said. (India eye top Test rank in the upcoming home series against New Zealand)He said Pakistan deserved a lot of credit for even having overcome the issue of not being able to play at home since last six years. (India far better than Pakistan in Test cricket: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)”India is playing 13 Tests at home in the next few months, we have not played at home since 2009. But I still believe this Pakistan team can do well anywhere and against anyone,” he said. “The way we fought back from 1-2 down to level the series in England was a heartening performance. India has not done that well outside their country in Tests. They lost their last series in England.” (Historic first for Pakistan as Misbah gets the Test mace in Lahore)advertisementInzamam said Pakistan was blessed with some quality young players and had the right balance with experienced performers as well.last_img read more

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Moscow ready to host 1 million tourists during 2018 FIFA World Cup

first_imgThis Russian capital, one of 11 cities across the country that will host the 2018 football World Cup matches, will be ready to welcome up to a million tourists during the tournament, an administrative official has said.”Moscow is ready to accommodate up to one million tourists within a month during the 2018 World Cup,” Konstantin Goryainov, the deputy head of the Moscow administration’s department for national policies and interregional communications, said on Monday, reports Tass.”On the whole, the authorities of Moscow expect up to 20 million tourists in the Russian capital in 2018,” Goryainov added.Russia is currently in full-swing preparations for the global football championship.The country has selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.last_img read more

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BRIMSON: From Touch Footy to NRL

first_imgScott Prince and Benji Marshall are among a number of NRL stars to have waxed lyrical about how the touch football skills honed in their youth enabled them to maximise their talents as professional league players.In his autobiography, Marshall went as far as to say that “everything I would eventually do when I played rugby league came because of what I learnt on the touch football field”.The 19-year-old Brimson played alongside rising NRL star Kalyn Ponga in the Queensland under 15 touch side that swept all before it in 2013 before joining powerhouse Gold Coast league school Keebra Park High.“Touch was my life back then,” Brimson told NRL.com.“When I went to Keebra Park when I was 15 I didn’t really know how to play rugby league.“I knew how to step and run around people but I didn’t know how to play as a halfback, but I reckon touch helped me with my ball skills, agility and with defensive movements.“In touch it is all about trusting inside defenders. That all comes together in league especially as a halfback defending on an edge.”It has all come together for Brimson since his move to Keebra Park and then his development in the Titans system.He was the Titans’ Mal Meninga Cup player of the year in 2016 and the club’s joint NYC player of the year in 2017, while also making that competition’s team of the season at five-eighth.He set himself the goal in 2017 of making the Queensland under 20s side and did so.Brimson, who is contracted to the Titans until the end of 2020, paid tribute to the systems that have been vital in his development.“It was just so professional at Keebra Park and with previous students like Benji Marshall, Corey Norman and Te Maire Martin all coming through there it gave me great belief in the programs they had set.“A lot of really good halves have come through there.“I really like it here now at the Gold Coast Titans. I have a lot of respect for the club and I am stoked to be in the rookie squad.“I am still in and around the first graders and I am getting a lot out of it.“I am learning as much as I can from Ash Taylor and asking him questions every time we train.”Greg Lenton, Brimson’s former schoolboy coach at Keebra Park, has no doubt his former pupil will carve out an NRL career like so many naturally gifted players who have come to the game relatively late.“AJ definitely can go all the way,” he said.“There are a few kids who have come through the program and gone on who didn’t come out of the coaching manual.“Benji had virtually never played rugby league and Te Maire Martin was the same. Greg Eastwood and Bodene Thompson were both soccer players.“They don’t come to you as robots because they haven’t had rugby league jammed into them since they were five-years-old.“AJ Brimson had these outstanding skills that you could see had come from touch football, like Benji and Te Maire.“I have always believed that what makes players special is their unique gifts and not the actual coaching they’ve had.”Lenton said Brimson’s off-field qualities would also assist his rise to the top.“AJ took a while to learn the complexities of the game but slowly and surely he has climbed the rungs and is now getting everything he deserves,” he said.“He is a very mature young guy who always tries to do the right thing. He was always first to training and last to leave. He never missed sessions and did all his gym work.“He is a very focussed kid.“I reckon he could be a good foil for Ash Taylor, who I think is a great footballer, because everyone will be zeroing in on him.”This article first appeared on NRL.com The path from touch football to the NRL has been trodden by some of the leading halves of the modern game, and Gold Coast Titans teenager AJ Brimson is determined to follow in those footsteps.last_img read more

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Klopp ready for Liverpool to ‘start a new chapter’

first_imgJurgen Klopp is ready for talk of his Liverpool side winning the Champions League title last season to be over as they rounded out their pre-season tour of the United States with a 2-2 draw against Sporting on Wednesday night in New York.   The Reds had a rough run through their US tour, struggling with injuries, poor pitches and less than stellar results across their three matches.  Losses to Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund were followed up with Wednesday’s draw, and after the match Klopp was ready to turn the page on their Champions League winning season and start the challenge of the new campaign.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “After this trip nobody should talk to me about the Champions League trophy,” he said. “We don’t carry it with us.  “Now we start a new chapter.” The mission for Klopp’s side this season will be running down Premier League champions Manchester City, who topped the Reds by one point to win the title last time out.  The German boss knows there is room for improvement for his club, but he’s hoping Liverpool can get off to another fast start and set themselves up to be in the running throughout the season.  “He picks us piece by piece and I give you the rest of the information?” Klopp responded when asked how his team would evolve while being studied by Man City boss Pep Guardiola. He continued: “I would be happy if we start at the similar level to last year. That would not be bad. There is space for improvement. “It is easy to plan what you want to improve in the office but then you miss three players or four others are not there and it becomes a theoretical part of football and you have to throw the plans in the bin so often, sometimes 10 minutes before a game.  “Stability, consistency, fighting for results. It is all important. Consistency on a high level is most important.  “If we can do that again it can be annoying playing against us, and we must come again so they think when they play Liverpool or go to Anfield it is not fun.  “Last year was good and obviously we have not changed much. The boys should be there again to make the next step. They are older and more experienced.” The Reds will now head to Scotland’s Murrayfield Stadium for a friendly against Serie A side Napoli on July 28. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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A Major Program Is Getting Crushed On ESPN’s College GameDay

first_imgRece Davis at College GameDay in New York City.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: ESPN College GameDay analyst Rece Davis discusses game day at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)A major college football program has been on the receiving end of some serious criticism on this morning’s College GameDay show.The ESPN college football pregame show is live from Central Florida this morning in anticipation of the Knights’ primetime game against Cincinnati.It’s another Florida program that’s getting criticized, though.Miami, which has lost four straight games, has been getting some major hate by the College GameDay panel this morning.UM getting crushed on GameDay— Tom D’Angelo (@tomdangelo44) November 17, 2018Miami’s offense, in particular, has been getting crushed by the College GameDay panel.Mostly, the Hurricanes need a quarterback. The U hasn’t had a championship-level quarterback in about 20 years.That really shouldn’t happen in a state as rich in talent as Florida.UCF, for example, has had two quarterbacks better than the ones to play at Miami over the last 5-10 years.”If you put McKenzie Milton on Miami, they’re a national championship contender,” @davidpollack47— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) November 17, 2018Another loss could be coming for Miami today.The Hurricanes are set to kick off against Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

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India vs Australia Live Streaming: When and where to watch IND vs AUS 4th ODI

first_img India Today Web Desk MohaliMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 10, 2019 13:33 IST India vs Australia Live Streaming, 4th ODI Match: Changes certain as India look to return to winning ways in Mohali (AP Photo)India will be hoping to return to winning ways when they take on Australia in the fourth of the ongoing five-match ODI series in Mohali on Sunday. The hosts were beaten by 32 runs in Ranchi on Friday as Australia kept their hopes alive.Captain Virat Kohli hinted that India will be making a few changes to the playing XI. Batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Friday announced MS Dhoni would be rested for the final two ODIs in Mohali and Delhi, respectively.Meanwhile, India may look to bring in KL Rahul in place of out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan despite the opener receiving the backing of Bangar. On the other hand, India may go back to playing two wrist-spinners with Yuzvendra Chahal likely to replace Ravindra Jadeja.India vs Australia, 4th ODI: Live ScoreAll eyes will be on Rishabh Pant as the young wicketkeeper-batsman gets an audition to prove his worth and book a spot in India’s World Cup squad. Also, it remains to be seen if Ambati Rayudu will find a place in the playing XI after successive failures in the ongoing series.India vs Australia 4th ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus Mohali matchWhat time does the 4th ODI between India vs Australia start?The 4th ODI between India and Australia starts at 01.30 PM IST on March 10, Friday at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.What TV channel and live stream is the 4th ODI between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV andAirtel TV will live stream India vs Australia match.advertisementWhere will the 4th ODI between India and Australia be played?The 4th ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium from 01.30 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs Australia 4th ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 4th ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 4th ODI between India and Australia?India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wk).Australia: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff.Also See:For 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 India vs AustraliaFollow 4th ODIFollow Mohali ODI India vs Australia Live Streaming: When and where to watch IND vs AUS 4th ODIIndia vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 4th ODI Live Streaming: India will be hoping to return to winning ways in Mohali on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

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Sourav Ganguly opens up about MS Dhoni’s future after taking over as BCCI president

first_imgSourav Ganguly opens up about MS Dhoni’s future after taking over as BCCI presidentSpeaking at his first press conference after taking charge as 39th BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly said India is very proud of MS Dhoni.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk MumbaiOctober 23, 2019UPDATED: October 23, 2019 15:14 IST Sourav Ganguly was appointed as the 39th BCCI president. (Reuters Photo)Addressing the all-important issue over future of World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni, newly appointed BCCI president, who took the charge officialy on Wednesday, said Dhoni is one of the greats of the game and he will be respected under his tenure.”It depends on him. I have always said when I was left out and the entire world said ‘I will never make it.’ I came back and played for 4 years. Champions don’t finish very quickly. I don’t know what’s in his mind or what he thinks about his career. But we will deal with that. he is one of the greats of the game. India is very proud of MS Dhoni. Over the period of time, his achievements.. when you sit down and take note of what he is done… you say ‘wow’. Till I am around, everybody will be respected. That doesn’t change,” Ganguly said in a press conference.Ganguly is likely to serve only 9 months as BCCI president as the “Cooling-Off” period clause in the new BCCI constitution makes it mandatory for board officials to step down after 6 years in officeNotably, Ganguly filed his nomination for the role of BCCI president after the eleventh-hour drama earlier this month. He has been elected unopposed as the president of richest body in world cricket.MS Dhoni has been away from international cricket since India’s semi-final exit from the World Cup 2019. The 38-year-old missed the West Indies tour to join the Indian Army. Dhoni also made himself unavailable for the home T20I series against South Africa.advertisementEarlier, before taking the charge, Ganguly had said will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni’s future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24.With India’s T20 squad for the Bangladesh home series to be picked in Mumbai on October 24, it will be interesting to see if Dhoni will be named in the squad or not.For 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 byAnita Jatlast_img read more

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Two More Schools Targeted for Biodiversity Programme

first_img As part of efforts to expand the programme, the schools – Moore’s Primary and Roosevelt Primary in Clarendon – will see the installation of school gardens and biodiversity centres next year. Two additional schools in the Highway 2000 corridor are being targeted for the Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) Biodiversity Awareness programme.The programme is coordinated by the NHMJ, a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), and sponsored by TransJamaican Highway Limited.As part of efforts to expand the programme, the schools – Moore’s Primary and Roosevelt Primary in Clarendon – will see the installation of school gardens and biodiversity centres next year.The gardens will be used as tools for biodiversity education, a source of income-generation for the schools as well as a means to offset the cost for providing nutritious meals for the students.The project was first established in 2011 at the Chandlers Pen Primary and Junior High schools in Chateau, Clarendon. It has since been expanded to include Freetown Primary School in Clarendon and Independence City Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine, where vegetable gardens were installed in November 2016 and January 2017, respectively.Additionally, the schools were provided with resource booklets on ‘Vegetable Gardens’ as well as tools for garden maintenance.Educational Outreach Officer at the Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Eartha Cole, told JIS News that there will be ongoing efforts to expand the programme even further.Miss Cole said that students and teachers have been willing to work with the programme and have reported the benefits reaped from it.She also noted that the programme has provided an opportunity for Government agencies to collaborate with the schools.“We have used it as a collaborative platform for other agencies, such as the National Solid Waste Management Authority, the National Irrigation Commission, Water Resources Authority, and Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA),” she said, adding that the entities have done presentations and mounted displays, “which have also enriched the students”.The schools had an opportunity to showcase what they learned, as well as produce from their gardens, at a recent biodiversity expo, which was hosted by the NHMJ on June 30 at the Chandlers Pen Primary School. Two additional schools in the Highway 2000 corridor are being targeted for the Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) Biodiversity Awareness programme. Story Highlights The project was first established in 2011 at the Chandlers Pen Primary and Junior High schools in Chateau, Clarendon. It has since been expanded to include Freetown Primary School in Clarendon and Independence City Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine, where vegetable gardens were installed in November 2016 and January 2017, respectively. last_img read more

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Government to Fund Two Day-Care Facilities in QEC 8

first_img Director, Regional Services, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Kasan Troupe, says the Government will be funding, fully, two day-care facilities located in Quality Education Circle (QEC) 8. Story Highlights QEC 8 is made up of 15 schools in the two constituencies of St. Andrew West Central and St. Andrew Western. During her address at the launch and Stakeholder Meeting for QEC 8, which was held at Duhaney Park Gospel Assembly in St. Andrew on Friday (May 4) under the theme ‘Creating Tomorrow Together’, Dr. Troupe said given the level of need by many parents in both constituencies, the Ministry made the decision to fund two day-care facilities. Director, Regional Services, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Kasan Troupe, says the Government will be funding, fully, two day-care facilities located in Quality Education Circle (QEC) 8.QEC 8 is made up of 15 schools in the two constituencies of St. Andrew West Central and St. Andrew Western.During her address at the launch and Stakeholder Meeting for QEC 8, which was held at Duhaney Park Gospel Assembly in St. Andrew on Friday (May 4) under the theme ‘Creating Tomorrow Together’, Dr. Troupe said given the level of need by many parents in both constituencies, the Ministry made the decision to fund two day-care facilities.This is being done under the Ministry’s ‘Zero-to-Three’ initiative, as day-care facilities offer the very first level of education to toddlers outside their homes.“You would have heard about our Zero-to-Three initiative, our new model to support the day-care facilities in our communities. Two day-care facilities will be selected to be fully funded by the Government, so parents no longer will need to find the cost or to keep them at home without the necessary resources to develop their minds from early,” Dr. Troupe said.Dr. Troupe said once these two facilities have been identified and discussion had with the various parties, they will be announced. Additionally, she said the Ministry is looking into helping more day-care institutions across the island.“We want to make sure that the children are stimulated, so for every constituency, two facilities will be fully funded in the beginning. We hope when we evaluate the model, that we can roll it out to other institutions,” she said.QEC structures were first introduced in 2009 under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, where diverse groups of school administrators created a learning circle for professionals in education from different levels of the education system (early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary) and within a particular constituency or geographic locale.Through the QEC, educators and other stakeholders meet to share best practices, discuss challenges, propose solutions, assess progress made and celebrate achievements. The aim of a QEC is to mobilise wide-scale stakeholder participation, which includes political, community, school leadership and teachers and parents, to drive improvement in schools.-30-last_img read more

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Toronto cop who had cocaine in wallet expected to plead guilty to

first_imgTORONTO – A Toronto police officer who pleaded guilty to a criminal charge after cocaine was found in his wallet is expected to plead guilty to misconduct.Det.-Const. Kirk Blake, who now faces two charges under the Police Services Act, made a brief appearance before a police tribunal Wednesday.The matter was pushed back to Nov. 21, a hearing the prosecution says will involve a guilty plea and submissions.Police initially charged Blake with possession in December after a fellow officer found a small quantity of cocaine in his wallet.Blake, who worked with the city’s guns and gangs task force, had been at an east-end courthouse in September when he left his wallet behind. Another officer found the wallet and went through it looking for identification before discovering the drug.Police said he was granted an absolute discharge after pleading guilty to the criminal charge.The two disciplinary charges Blake now faces stem from the wallet incident. One relates to the drug possession and one to his having been found guilty. None of those charges has been proven.last_img read more

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Doctor commends Saskatoon police response to drug overdose response

first_imgSASKATOON – A doctor is commending Saskatoon police for their response to a number of suspected overdoses on the weekend that resulted in two deaths from cocaine allegedly laced with fentanyl.Police took the unusual step of releasing the street name and phone number of an alleged drug dealer in the hope of preventing further casualties. Three people were arrested.“They identified the overdoses very quickly and then they started working through the food chain to get to the dealers,” Dr. Peter Butt, an addictions expert from the University of Saskatchewan, said in a phone interview Monday.Police said they responded to at least six suspected overdoses on Saturday. A man and a woman died. Another person was in a coma.Three men, all from out of province, were in custody Monday facing drug and weapons charges. Saskatoon police Supt. Dave Haye said manslaughter charges are also being considered.He said it’s the first time he’s aware of that the force released that type of information.“We believe that the public safety interests are of the greater need here and that’s why we released that information,” Haye told a news conference.Police issued a public safety advisory warning that cocaine purchased from an alleged dealer using the name “Lil Joe” or “Joe Bro” with the cellphone number 306-881-7300 could be laced with a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl.Authorities now have the cellphone connected to that number.Premier Scott Moe said the province needs to continue to do more to prevent further overdoses.“This is something that needs to be a priority for us as we move forward to ensure that … some of our communities’ most vulnerable … are in front of the right professional as soon as possible and receiving the appropriate care as soon as possible,” he said.NDP Opposition Leader Ryan Meili, who is also a physician, said any information that helps avoid drugs which can cause immediate harm is positive.But he also said the provincial government should do more to help people with mental-health problems and addictions.“We saw last year money committed from the federal government for mental health and addictions, but we’ve never actually seen what’s been done with that money,” Meili said.“I’m quite concerned that … it just disappeared into existing programs, when it was really intended to enhance our response to mental-health challenges, including addictions, in Saskatchewan.”The police advisory urged anyone who had purchased the drugs to bring them to a police station for safe disposal. Police said anyone doing so would not face possession charges.“The people who are addicted to drugs, they need treatment and they don’t need charges,” Haye said.Butt encouraged people to take home naloxone kits, which can reverse the effects of an overdose. Take-home naloxone kits are available to at-risk individuals and their households in Saskatoon.— By Ryan McKenna in Regina. Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitter.last_img read more

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Two Suspected Cases of Ebola in Casablanca

Rabat- Two Sub-Saharan Africans suspected of having the Ebola virus are causing panic in Casablanca. They are currently being quarantined at the Moulay Youssef Hospital.According to the Moroccan daily Asabah in its Monday edition, two Sub-Saharan Africans, a woman and a child, arrived in Casablanca on Saturday and are suspected of carrying the Ebola virus.Both patients were transported to the Moulay Youssef Hospital, which the Moroccan authorities chose based on recommendations from the World Health Organization to deal with suspected cases of the Ebola virus. The two people have undergone medical tests, the results of which have not been disclosed thus far. Prior to coming to Moulay Youssef Hospital, the two patients were admitted to Children’s Hospital and the emergency room of the University Hospital Ibn Rushd. The child was lying on a bed before symptoms of Ebola were detected. The child, according Assabah, vomited several times on the hospital bed, and it was not sanitized afterwards.After his transfer to the Moulay Youssef Hospital, a housekeeper was tasked with sterilizing the bed without using suitable products, which were unavailable in the hospital. The woman merely used bleach, according to the same source, which is not enough to prevent the spread of the virus.Edited by Timothy FillaPhoto courtesy of Brahim Taougar – Le360© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

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Chemical watchdog confirms UK findings on Salisbury nerve agent

UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeAmbassador Vassily Nebenzia of the Russian Federation addresses the Security Council meeting on the Salisbury incident in the United Kingdom. At today’s debate, the third the third time the Council has met on the issue, Karen Pierce, the Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN,  acknowledged that Mr. Skripal was a former intelligence officer convicted of espionage in 2006, likely making him a target of Russia.She also said “there is no plausible alternative explanation than Russian State responsibility for what happened in Salisbury.” Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, dismissed the charges as “baseless” and said the announced findings were “a red herring.” He citied a lack of transparency by UK, stating “the British barred [OPCW] experts from even mentioning the type of technical assistance requested and from naming the toxic chemical […] identified.”He added that the UK instead had that information placed in the classified part of the OPCW report, which cannot be discussed in an open meeting of the Security Council.The OPCW is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which came into force in 1997 and outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors. “[The OPCW] Technical Assistance Visit team has noted that the toxic chemical in question was of high purity,” said Izumi Nakamitsu, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.The statement from the OPCW does not specifically name the substance, but it says technical experts confirmed the findings of the UK “relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people.”The UK has said the chemical in question is the nerve agent Novichok, and that it is “highly likely” that Russia was behind its use in the 4 March incident that seriously injured Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, and one other person – a police official – in the British town of Salisbury.Russia has firmly denied the charge.An OPCW expert team was deployed to the UK at the country’s request seeking technical assistance in identifying the nature of the toxic chemical reportedly used.The team collected blood samples from the three individuals, as well as environmental samples from the site.OPCW’s report on its finding was submitted to the UK, and at the country’s request, to the States Party to the Convention on Chemical Weapons on 12 April. A public summary of the report can be found on the OPCW website. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeAmbaasador Karen Pierce of the United Kingdom addresses the Security Council meeting on the Salisbury incident in the United Kingdom. read more

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Womens empowerment essential to global progress says Guterres marking International Day

The UN began celebrating the International Day in 1975, which was designated International Women’s Year. Over the decades it has morphed from recognizing the achievements of women to becoming a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation, in the political and economic arenas.“Gender equality is essential to the effectiveness of our work, and we cannot afford to miss out on the contributions of half of the world’s population”, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed explained.Moreover, “women’s equal participation in the labor force would unlock trillions of dollars for global development” she continued.“Let us be clear,” she spelled out: “We cannot build the future we want and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without the full participation of women”.Achieving a gender-equal world requires social innovations that work for both women and men and leave no one behind, according to the overarching UN strategy. E-learning platforms that take classrooms to women and girls; affordable and quality childcare centres; and technology shaped by women, are a few examples of the innovation needed to meet the 2030 deadline set out in the Agenda for Sustainable Development.“And we need more women leaders participating in public life and taking decisions”, flagged General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa, urging everyone to redouble their efforts “against the discrimination and violence women and girls face every day”.For her part, UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake, is drawing attention to the millions of young girls preparing to start their working life, saying that far too often, “they don’t get the opportunity to realize their dreams and grow into their power.”“Let’s invest in girls’ education and skills so they become the leaders and innovators they were born to be,” she added.In her message for the Day, the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, pointed out that “women and girls around the world still face many challenges”, arguing that changes begin with making sure that their needs and experiences are integrated and enhanced by new technology and innovation.“On International Women’s Day, we ask all to join us to ‘Think equal, build smart, and innovate for change’”, concluded the head of UN Women. “Last year, for the first time, we achieved gender parity in the UN’s Senior Management Group and among those who lead UN teams around the world”, the UN chief said, adding that the Organization is “working to achieve parity across the whole United Nations system within a decade.” read more

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PSC chides Govt on Broadcasting Bill

– dubs it “Flawed Amendment to Flawed Act” The Private Sector Commission (PSC) said it has noted with increasing concern, the passing last Friday, August 4, 2017, of the Broadcast (Amendment) Bill 2017, now before the President for his ascent.The Commission, in a statement on Wednesday night, said it preferred to refrain from commenting on this Bill, which is clearly contentious, until it had been fully debated in the National Assembly.“The Bill will now amend the Broadcast Bill 2011 which itself, though it did not invite much public attention at its passing, is, in the opinion of the Commission, far from adequate in a number of critical aspects in delivering a Broadcasting Authority and Law meeting certain fundamental provisions for administering and regulating broadcasting in our country,” the PSC stated.It noted that the 2011 Bill, for instance, establishes a Broadcasting Authority, entirely composed of persons appointed solely by the President, completely compromising the independence of the Authority.“The precedent has long been set in the United Kingdom, Canada and the majority of Commonwealth Countries and in the USA, to ensure that, even though broadcasting authorities are appointed by the Government, in practice there is extensive and widespread consultation with the political Opposition and civil society as to their composition,” the PSC contended.“The Commission, in fact, holds the view that this Government has missed a golden opportunity to have revisited and revised the 2011 Broadcasting Bill which did not, at the time of its passing, receive full and adequate consultation with licensed broadcast owners and the general public. Instead, the Government has used its majority in Parliament to enforce amendments of a bad bill which bring into question the Government’s intention with regard to the Amendment’s real purpose and the Government’s commitment to freedom of expression in the broadcast media,” the PSC added.PSC Chairman, Eddie BoyerThe Bill to amend the Broadcast Bill 2011, offensively, provides for the cancellation of all current broadcasting licences in place immediately before the commencement of the Act, forcing these licensees out of business with no option but to reapply for a licence in a totally unreasonable period of time.The PSC said it wishes to point out that these licences were issued under the law, however bad the law, to broadcasters who have made considerable investment and accepted in good faith that they will not be arbitrarily cancelled without cause.“In fact, the Amendment to the Broadcast Bill has been introduced by the Government without any serious prior consultation with Broadcast Licensees, never mind public hearings. The Commission finds this to be totally unacceptable and a complete departure from internationally accepted norm and practice.”The Amendment of the Broadcast Bill also, again without any consultation, provides for the Broadcasting Authority to enforce the provision of broadcasting time on licensees of a minimum of one hour per day at times which include prime time commercial broadcasts for the purpose of “public service programmes”, whatever that may be, entirely at the discretion of the Prime Minister who, in any event, has ultimate direction over broadcasting content under the 2011 Bill.The Commission, while acknowledging that there is legislative precedent for Government to place public service programmes on private commercial broadcast stations, said the nature and content of this material is usually very carefully defined in broadcast regulations to ensure against programmes involving political and/or controversial material intended specifically to serve the interest of any political party outside of an election period.The Private Sector Commission urges the President to send the Bill amending the Broadcast Act back to Parliament for extensive public consultation with the Broadcasting Licensees, and, indeed, the general public. The Commission further encourages the President to consider amendment and revision of the 2011 Broadcasting Act to reflect a broadcasting policy and philosophy for using the airwaves which will serve the public interest and convenience subject to the constitutional guarantees of free speech and expression. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIPI urges Govt to review amendments to broadcast billAugust 8, 2017In “Business”Broadcast Amendment Bill: Media owners, operators raise concernsAugust 1, 2017In “Business”PSC calls on Govt to re-examine ‘seriously flawed’ State Assets Recovery Bill 2016September 16, 2016In “latest news” read more

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