Jwala Gutta takes a veiled shot at Saina Nehwal for joining BJP – and…

first_imgImage Courtesy: HT/NDTVAdvertisement 91rgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs366r8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9ojb4q( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3hcWould you ever consider trying this?😱v1Can your students do this? 🌚3w567dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian badminton icon and former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal officially joined Bharatiya Janata Party, along with Chandranshu Nehwal this Wednesday. While there are discussion and difference of opinions on Saina’s decision to enter the political scene of India, fellow badminton ace Jwala Gutta, who is renowned for being vocal on various topics, has taken a jab at her compatriot for her decision. However, the fans fired back.Advertisement Image Courtesy: HT/NDTVAfter Saina Nehwal’s news of joining BJP was on air, Jwala Gutta took it to social media to express her opinion on the matter, which was a dig at the Padma Bhushan awardee.On her official Twitter handle, the 36 year old wrote her say on the matter, which translates to: “Hearing it for the first time…started playing without any reason and now joined party without any reason.”Advertisement However, the tweet wasn’t well received by the supporters. While some of Gutta’s own fans were on positive terms with her statement, the crowd of twitterati crowd drew comparison on both the players’ achievements in the sport, while reminding Gutta about Saina’s number of medals won.Here are some of those reactions from Saina’s fans:We understand you are jealous of Saina Nehwal as she is more successful player than you. 🔥🔥🔥🔥— K@@la Kauvv@ (@SachinTalreja3) January 29, 2020Some went on posting memes and jokes. pic.twitter.com/2QzCIPxoN7— दिनेश चौधरी (@TheDineshSpeaks) January 29, 2020 A couple of hours later, the shuttler made another tweet, but this time her conduct was different. She wrote: @NSaina congratulations on joining the party…I hope and wish that u do something big for women and women sports in our country…YES it’s difficult but am sure u can bring a lot of CHANGE!! Good luck 🙂“Yesterday, Nehwal was present at the BJP national headquarters in New Delhi for the formal joining ceremony. Following her meetup with the saffron party president J.P. Nadda, Nehwal praised the Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.“I am a hard-working person and like hard-working people. [Prime Minister] Narendra Modi sir has been working day and night for the country. If I can do something for the country with him, it will be my good fortune. I draw a lot of inspiration from Modi sir. He inspires me.”She also addressed the “Khelo India” initiative by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. “She is an inspirational figure,” BJP general secretary Arun Singh said at the event.Also read-Badminton ace Jwala Gutta joins the #MeToo movement, alleges she was harrased by coachYogeshwar Dutt joins BJP ahead of Haryana Polls Advertisementlast_img read more

Bonita earns respect

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Trailing 14-0 at the half, the Bearcats’ defense shut down the Chargers and quarterback Curtis Gold threw for 194 yards and two touchdowns for the comeback win. “That was a tough win,” Gold said. “We’ve beem a second-half team, but I think we just didn’t show up to play until the second half.” The Chargers got on the scoreboard first when Brian Hunter ran 11 yards for a touchdown. “I don’t think we played well in the first half,” Podley said. “Our offense didn’t help much. We didn’t drive the ball, and we kept them on the field the whole half.” The Chargers scored again just before the half, helped by two big penalties, but the Bearcat defense took charge from there. After their come-from-behind 21-14 win over Covina Charter Oak the Bearcats should finally get some respect. “That was a tale of two halves,” Bearcats coach Eric Podley said. “We’ve been a second-half team all year and tonight, thank God, we continued that. This is the first 7-0 start I’ve ever had.” COVINA – Rodney Dangerfield would feel right at home at Bonita. The Bearcats started the season 6-0 and were ranked behind two teams in their own league that had two losses. center_img “Coach Medina made some defensive adjustments at halftime,” Podley said. “The main thing was he reminded them of what we needed to do (tackle better).” The Bearcats took the second-half kickoff and moved 74 yards in 12 plays for the score, a 2-yard run by Pablo Garay. After holding the Chargers to three plays and a punt, the Bearcats again used 12 plays to go 60 yards and tied the score on an 11-yard pass from Gold to Mike McDonald. “We’re a throwing team,” Podley said. “So we went with our strong suit. The kids made some nice plays and had great effort.” The Chargers Steven Carrillo intercepted a pass on the Bearcats 35-yard line, but Cody Borquez and John Reiff combined for a sack to stop the drive. The Beacats took over at their own 2-yard line and went 98 yards in seven plays to take the first lead, and the defense held on for the win. Gold hit Mike Bentz for a 62-yard score. “That was the worst kind of loss,” Chargers coach Lou Farrar said. “You just have to give them credit, they played harder in the second half than we did.” The Chargers had one last chance when they drove to the Bearcats 32-yard line with less than four minutes left. An interception by the Bearcats’ Sean Vasquez at his own 5-yard line stopped the drive. The Bearcats were able to run the ball for a first down and run out the clock for the win. Gold connected with nine different receivers as he completed 20 of 34 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th

first_imgLATEST STORIES Dragic, Ellington lead slow-starting Heat past Bulls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “He (Sterling) is still young, he’s able to improve,” Guardiola said. “We are going to be there to help him to become a better player. We are so satisfied with his performance.”___LATE AGAINWhen Arsenal went into added time still level with Burnley, history suggested victory was still within its grasp.On its last trip to Turf Moor, in October 2016, Laurent Koscielny scored the only goal in the 93rd minute. In the corresponding fixture at the Emirates Stadium in January, Sanchez stepped up eight minutes into added time to give Arsenal a 2-1 win after Andre Gray had leveled with a penalty of his own five minutes earlier.There was only one spot kick on this occasion, as Sanchez found the bottom corner two minutes into stoppage time after James Tarkowski was adjudged to have pushed Aaron Ramsey.“There’s a lot of me inside, that’s raging a lot,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche said. “Football’s a harsh game and sometimes it hurts you.”It was only the second away victory in the Premier League for Arsenal this season and came against a Burnley side on a three-match winning streak, in which it had not conceded. The win moves the Gunners back above Tottenham and into the top four, but it remains 12 points adrift of City.___EVERTON CRISIS Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Read Nextcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort There was some fortune attached to the winning goal. Substitute Gabriel Jesus had his shot saved, but it popped up into Sterling’s midriff and looped into the top corner.___STERLING ON THE UPIt wasn’t Sterling’s first late winner of the season for City. The England winger scored deep into stoppage time at Bournemouth in August to secure a 2-1 victory.Sterling has previously faced criticism for failing to add end product to his prodigious dribbling skills and pace, but he has been prolific in front of goal so far this campaign. His goal at Huddersfield was his 12th in 18 appearances in all competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates with teammate Kyle Walker after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at John Smith’s stadium, in Huddersfield, England, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)LONDON — Only a third of the way into its Premier League campaign, Manchester City is already making history.Pep Guardiola’s City defeated Huddersfield 2-1 Sunday to equal a club record 11th straight league win. City also moved to 37 points from 13 games — the highest ever points total at this stage of a Premier League season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa After Huddersfield took a shock lead, Raheem Sterling won a penalty — which Sergio Aguero converted to draw the teams level — before completing the comeback himself six minutes from time to restore an eight-point lead for City at the top of the table.Elsewhere, Alexis Sanchez’s last-minute penalty gave Arsenal a 1-0 win at Burnley and Southampton crushed Everton 4-1.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 shutoutAfter handing Manchester United its first league defeat of the season in October, Huddersfield had another famous victory in its sights when Christopher Schindler’s header deflected in via City’s Nicolas Otamendi in added time at the end of the first half.However, City leveled just two minutes after the break when Aguero calmly converted his spot kick after Sterling was brought down by Scott Malone. Having started the season considered the side most likely to challenge the Premier League’s “Big Six,” Everton is swiftly falling into a fight at the other end of the table.Southampton became the latest side to take advantage of Everton’s disarray. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s long-range strike canceled out Dusan Tadic’s opener, but Charlie Austin scored two second-half headers before Steven Davis rounded off the scoring.Former Everton player David Unsworth has been in temporary charge since Ronald Koeman was fired on Oct. 23, but has managed just one win during his seven-game tenure. The club is still searching for a permanent replacement, with Unsworth’s failure to improve results likely having ruled him out.“I wouldn’t go that far so early,” said Unsworth, when asked if Everton were embroiled in the relegation fight. “I think we are in a tough moment, I think we have a massive week ahead of us. If you ask me that question next week I can give you a more honest view.Everton is now 16th, just two points clear of the relegation zone. Southampton moved up to 10th.last_img read more


first_imgDay one of the Queensland State Cup/Australia Cup started early, with staff at the fields surveying the damage of yesterday’s massive downpour. QTA staff Andrew Barr and Phil Gyemore, as well as the grounds man and general manager of Quad Park walked over the fields (swam through others) and then met to decide the fate of the event. Remarkably, after 260mm hit the Sunshine Coast, a majority of the fields were still deemed playable. After losing power during the storm yesterday afternoon the Quad Park facility was also up and running. Different options were put forward, including moving the event to Saturday/Sunday, but in the end all involved agreed that the best thing to do was to pick the best fields and move teams to those fields to make sure the event went ahead as scheduled. Several of the fields have drained incredibly well, especially considering the amount of water they were covered in. Others though were not so lucky…jokes of match reports between the ducks and the fish flew around and staff quickly decided those fields concerned were out of play. Thankfully enough fields were salvaged to keep the draw itself unchanged, with only field changes on the cards. Staff will keep an eye on the condition of all fields being played on, as well as those that are being left to dry out, in an effort to look after the enjoyment and safety of all players involved. The tournament kicked off with Rugby League legend Wayne Pearce taking the time to visit and promote sport and the event in general. He caught up with the referees last night and then this morning visited the Kawana State High School, next door to the Quad Park complex and gave a brilliant speech on working hard, how you determine your future and how setbacks are there to challenge you, not hold you back. Many people may be daunted standing up in front of a group of 75 year 8’s and 9’s, they can be a tough audience, not keen to listen intently or ask questions of visitors…but Wayne had their attention from the very beginning. Wayne’s list of achievements on the NRL field had the kids respect from the beginning, 188 games for the Balmain Tigers, captaining the club for seven seasons, 15 NSW State of Origin caps, including being captain from 1985 to 1988. He played 18 test matches for Australia and was part of the 1982 `Invincibles’ Kangaroo tour. He was voted best player on the tours in 1982 and also 1984. After his career as a player finished, Wayne went on to coach the Balmain Tigers for 6 years and Wests Tigers for one year. He also coached the NSW State of Origin side in 1999 and 2000 and then worked as a commentator for Fox Footy. Now he spends his time consulting to businesses and running training programs for their employees, helping businesses improve their team work and communication. What he had to say to these young kids though was more focused on them than on himself. He was truthful and realistic, treating them like young adults and respecting the fact they wanted honestly, not the dribble that so often is giving to our young people during their `impressionable’ years. He talked about how he believes that they need to be working hard now for rewards that will come later, that their life can be determined by their thoughts and desires…not their parents or their friends and that they are responsible for the decisions they make and the direction their life heads. He also told these young people that they would face setbacks throughout their life, that these setbacks were inevitable but instead of looking at them like setbacks, the kids should look at them as challenges. These challenges make you look at yourself, learn new things and ideas and challenge how strong you are inside. Phil Gyemore (Australian Mens Open representative) also spoke briefly, about the Queensland State Cup and Touch, before the questions began. It was great for these young students to meet someone `famous’ and a fantastic opportunity to promote the event across the road and link the skills and people of Touch with the more well-known NRL. By Rachel Grantlast_img

Prosecutors say tests needed before Sri Lanka sterilisation case can proceed

first_img World 27 Apr 2019 ‘Black sheep’ – The mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombs World 09 Jul 2019 Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary released on bail in Easter attacks case {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News World 07 Jul 2019 Hardline Sri Lanka monk calls for Buddhist Sinhalese government Related News KURUNEGALA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lankan prosecutors said on Thursday tests would be needed to establish whether a Muslim doctor had sterilised Buddhist patients, while there was no evidence to support other charges against him of links to terrorist groups or money laundering.The case of Shegu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi has become a focus of national attention in Sri Lanka since he was arrested in May and accused of sterilising women from the Sinhalese Buddhist majority.He was arrested two days after a front-page story appeared in a nationalist newspaper alleging that an unidentified doctor had sterilised as many as 4,000 women after performing caesarean deliveries.Shafi’s supporters have said he is innocent and the charges were whipped up to stoke inter-communal tensions in the wake of bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday that killed more than 250 people, blamed on Islamist militants. AdChoices广告Police and army soldiers were on hand to guard the magistrate’s court in the Buddhist heartland of Kurunegala, two hours northeast of Colombo, on Thursday for his first court appearance since his arrest.He appeared dressed in a grey suit in a court room packed with dozens of people, including some of the women who say they believe he made them sterile.”All the charges are baseless and fabricated,” Shafi’s lawyer, Anura Bhandara Mattegoda, told the court.He has so far been held under anti-terrorism laws. The court ordered him remanded in custody until the next hearing on July 25, denying a request for bail.In addition to the accusations that he sterilised patients, he has been accused of laundering money to buy properties, and having links to a group blamed for the Easter bombings.However, presenting a 123-page report, Deputy Solicitor General Thusitha Mudhalige said investigators had found no credible evidence for those other charges. On the sterilisation accusations, Mudhalige told the court the case could only proceed if tests were carried out on the women who have accused him, demonstrating there had been a crime.”If they (women) don’t agree (to be tested), we cannot proceed,” he said.INCENDIARY The allegations that a Muslim doctor had sterilised Buddhists were incendiary on an island where hardliners within the Buddhist majority have accused Muslims of seeking to use a higher birth rate to spread their influence.Sri Lanka has a long history of communal violence. A decades-long civil war between the Sinhalese Buddhist majority and mainly Hindu Tamil minority ended in 2009. Since the Easter bombings, Muslim-owned shops and homes have been looted and vandalised in several parts of the country.More than 600 women came forward after reading about Shafi’s arrest but only 147 are now claiming to be victims. The judge has ordered the Faculty of Medicine from Colombo University to set up a five member board to advise the attorney general’s department on how to proceed with medical tests that might establish whether a crime had been committed.The court also directed the government’s valuation department to assess Shafi’s assets. (Writing by Aditi Shah; Editing by Martin Howell and Peter Graff)last_img read more

SC allows Meghalaya plea to call off rescue operation of trapped miners

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:03 IST Rescue operations at the Meghalaya mining site.Seven months after 15 people were trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court Friday allowed the state government’s plea seeking its permission to call off the ongoing operation to retrieve the bodies.The illegal mine is located at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest and can be accessed after crossing three streams.It was flooded in December last year trapping 15 miners when water from the nearby Letein river gushed into it.A bench of Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai passed the order while hearing a petition which had sought urgent steps for rescuing the miners trapped in the rat-hole mine since December 13 last year.Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually three-four feet deep, for workers to enter and extract coal. The horizontal tunnels are often termed “rat holes” as each just about fits one person.During the hearing on Friday, senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that the state has filed an application seeking permission to call off the operation.”We are not opposing it (application filed by state),” Grover told the court, adding, “Now we are no longer on the issue of (rescue) operation”.The petitioner told the court that there should be a standard operating procedure (SoP) which could be followed in case of such eventuality as had happened in Meghalaya.The bench said that it would hear the issue relating to the SoP after four weeks.The apex court had in March this year directed the petitioner to “ascertain from the relatives of the deceased if they wish to have the bodies recovered having regard to the fact that they may be already in a completely decomposed condition.”The court was earlier told that remotely operated underwater vehicles (RoVs) had detected three bodies in the mine.Earlier, the Centre had told the court that it has to “believe in miracles” for the 15 miners to come out alive.Also Read | Rain batters Meghalaya, throws life out of gearAlso Read | SC asks trapped miners kin if they wish to get decomposed bodies recoveredAlso Watch | Operation rat-hole mining in Meghalaya; Poaching politics in KarnatakaFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 bySanchari Chatterjee Next SC allows Meghalaya plea to call off rescue operation of trapped miners’ bodiesThe Supreme Court has allowed a plea filed by Meghalaya asking to call off the rescue mission that is still looking for the bodies of the miners who went missing in a rat hole.advertisementlast_img read more