Former Wallaby Tom Lawton is selling up for something bigger

first_img162 Formosa Rd, GumdaleTHE massive yard has plenty of room to kick a rugby ball, but former Wallaby Tom Lawton and his wife Jill are preparing to part ways with their Gumdale home for something bigger.Mr Lawton played 41 games with the Wallabies and is now doing some work with the Queensland Reds.Mrs Lawton said they had owned the home, which sits on about 1ha, at 162 Formosa Rd, Gumdale, for five years and loved that it was on such a large parcel of land.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoShe said the suburb was so convenient to the Brisbane CBD and major roads to travel to the airport or up and down the coast.“It’s time for a change,’’ she said.“We are looking at buying a bigger property.’’Mrs Lawton said she and her husband had enjoyed caring for and maintaining the gardens.The four-bedroom home is listed through David Green of Harcourts Green Living.He described it as having beautiful established gardens and manicured lawns, a small dam, tennis court and outdoor arbour.last_img read more

Justyn Knight, Chris Fox to stay together at professional level

first_imgJustyn Knight, a two-time individual national champion at Syracuse, has signed his first professional contract. He’s the first signee of the new Reebok Boston Track Club. Knight will be joined by his Syracuse head coach, Chris Fox, who retired from collegiate coaching to pursue professional opportunities. Fox will continue to coach Knight after four years of coaching him at Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on July 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Fox and Knight will be joined by two more familiar faces from SU: Martin Hehir, who was a senior on the 2015 men’s cross country national championship team, and Adam Smith, who assisted Fox at Syracuse.At Syracuse, Knight won the 2017 men’s cross country national championship as an individual, along with the indoor 5K title as a senior, too. He was a sophomore on the 2015 Syracuse team that won the national title under Fox.Reebok has announced two other signings to Reebok Boston Track Club, as well. Kemoy Campbell, a 27-year old Jamaican distance runner who competed at Arkansas in college, joins Knight and Hehir on the men’s side. Tori Gerlach, a distance runner who graduated from Penn State in 2017, joins on the women’s side.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Too little, too late

first_imgAubrey BruceNBC’s weather guru otherwise known as Al “the tornado” Roker has one of the best Sunday night promos for the NFL’s great post Christian Sabbath meal game.  Roker bellows in his baritone voice; “it’s  Sunday” and the phrase continues to somewhere out into the stratosphere unknown thanks to the National Broadcasting Companies expert audio team.Last Sunday night at least as far as the weather goes the city of  Pittsburgh turned into “Siberia junior.” I “plied” my trade from the confines of the press box and heck it was even cold up there.  I cannot even remotely begin to imagine for whatever reason aside from being a player making mega millions that I would spend sixty minutes hanging around on the frozen “tundra” of any gridiron located in one of the NFL’s dome less stadiums situated in the American Northeast or Midwest area.As we all know every Steelers game is sold out even if all of the paid public does not show up.All of the fans might not have shown up Sunday night but “betcha by golly wow” the Pittsburgh Steelers swaggered through and confirmed a few things for this writer along the way.First and foremost, there is nothing, nada, zilch, zero, zip, nil with the Steelers offense or defense.  When Ben Roethlisberger does not turn the ball over “trying” to make a splash play downfield and takes what the opposing defense give him and when then the Steelers defense plays and executes the defense that they are instructed to play, the Pittsburgh squad represents a formidable opponent for any of the 31 other NFL teams.No matter what their won, loss record may indicate the Pittsburgh Steelers can beat any team on any given Sunday. However, these “excellent performances” may be “too little, too late.”When Pittsburgh’s offense sticks to the game plan of the Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley regarding a decent 3.0-3.5 per carry average running game along with a 10-15 yard average per pass that play selection will cause most NFL defenses to leave the playing field with their heads bowed after the game ending gun sounds. Also, when the Steelers defense keeps any offense “in front of them” and imitates the average “chiropractor” on opposing wide receivers when they do catch the ball, well let’s put it this way; “The Nutcracker Suite” might not be so sweet for opposing NFL Offensive Coordinators.But there are still a few “warts” that have to be removed from the Steelers offensive and defensive performances.In more than one game during the 2013 season the defense against the run was less than stellar. Pittsburgh did put the brakes on the Bengals nasty running game.Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin made mention the that “small fact.”“We were ahead, so they were throwing the ball a lot. I wouldn’t necessarily say we solved any run issues if we have them. It’s just the nature of the game. They had to throw the ball a lot in the second half. They were down by multiple scores.”Tomlin also made mention that the overall performance was far from perfect by pointing out that the Steelers missed out on more than a few chances to put the game out of reach by having to settle for a few field goals as opposed to scoring touchdowns.When he was asked about the missed offensive scoring opportunities he said; “Certainly we did. We kicked three field goals. I’m glad we’ve got Shaun Suisham. We don’t want to utilize him that much unless it’s extra points.” three touchdowns as opposed to three field goals ups the “ante” from 9 points to 21 points.  Instead of a 10 point win for Pittsburgh it could have been a 21 point win and although the Steelers have a slim, slim, very slim chance of reaching the 2013 postseason, what if something mundane like points for and points against happened to be the difference from playing in February 2014 or playing “couch potato.”The Pittsburgh Steelers are a bit “long in the tooth” on defense as far as the principals in the secondary but the defense is retooling and seems to have a promising future. Pittsburgh definitely has one of the younger offenses in the league if you remove quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, tight end Heath Miller and wide receiver Jericho Cotchery from the mix but ya know what?  With the weapons that they have on offense and with the offensive philosophy of their O.C. Todd Haley they should be primed and “ready for Bear.”However, from the quarterback down to the offensive line, patience is the key.  My grandpap used to say in a very loud and forceful voice from the pulpit  when someone was crying out in prayer for that new house or new car. “Sometimes the prayers of the “greedy” end up becoming the prayers of the “needy.”There were many occasions on which the Pittsburgh Steelers should have settled for eight small plays but the offense could not be satisfied unless they were able to complete one or two “big splash” plays.Also, the defense is far from blameless as well. How many times have you seen the Steelers safeties peeking into the backfield of opposing offenses reacting to a totally bogus play action, “sleight of handoff”  by the quarterback only to be beaten badly over the top.There is no acceptable excuse for the Steelers not preparing to enter the post season but ya know what boys’ and girls’?  The chickens have not only come home to roost they have pooped on all of the cars that the owner thought were safely under the “big tree.”Get it out of your heads now, Steelers nation. Many players of the Black and Gold are auditioning for a roster spot in 2014 because let’s face it. As far as 2103 is concerned it’s a wrap.Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741last_img read more

From pitch to politics: retired Indian footballer Mehtab Hossain joins BJP

first_imgImage Courtesy: ISL/TwitterAdvertisement bwrjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4qekWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Erxow( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8jycuWould you ever consider trying this?😱ae543Can your students do this? 🌚6dd3hRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mehtab Hossain, former Indian footballer and a legend of both the football giants of Kolkata, East bengal and Mohun Bagan, has decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ISL/TwitterAn icon of the Indian football fraternity, Mehtab Hossain was welcomed into the saffron party on Tuesday by Dilip Ghost, the president of BJP West Bengal at the party’s headquarters in Kolkata.The former defensive midfielder has worked in welfare of the people of his state amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic. However to strive ahead in his philanthropic work, Hossain had decided it was the right time to step into politics.Advertisement “If I get power, I can help people in my region and make some difference. That is my motto,” Hossain said in an exclusive interview with India Today.‘What I was doing wasn’t enough. People were really suffering and it wasn’t sufficient. That’s why I joined politics and decided this was the best way to help people,” the 34 year old added.Advertisement “Dilip Da called and BJP came as an option and I joined,” Hossain was prompt with his reply, when asked about his choice of party.“I don’t think BJP does politics in the name of religion. Then they would not have welcomed me to the team,” he went on, “In my opinion, BJP is a secular party. So it feels good to be able to join this team.”Mehtab Hossain played for three years with Mohun Bagan from 2003 to 2006, and later joined their historical rivals East Bengal in 2007, where he thrived for ten seasons. Making 91 appearances for the Bangal Brigade across all tournaments, he won the prestigious Federation Cup for three times.Hossain returned to the Marines for one season before his retirement in 2019, and also played in the Indian Super League for Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC, making 38 and 12 appearances respectively.Hossain’s international career, starting in 2005 spun over a decade. He has earned 31 caps for India, and scored twice. Following his retirement, Hossain started his managerial career with Southern Samity, which compete in the I-League 2nd Division.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Eng vs WI 2nd Test Day 5 Review: England draw series with morale boosting win over West IndiesIceland cricket in disarray due to shortage of kits! Advertisementlast_img read more

Shrewsbury v Chelsea: Mourinho gives youngsters chance to impress

first_imgDanish defender Andreas Christensen, 18, makes his first-team debut for Chelsea in their Capital One Cup tie at Shrewsbury.Nathan Ake is also in the starting line-up, while fellow Blues youngsters Lewis Baker and Isaiah Brown are among the substitutes. Didier Drogba is captain. Chelsea: Cech; Christensen, Zouma, Cahill, Filipe Luis; Mikel, Ake; Salah, Oscar, Schurrle; Drogba.Subs: Schwarzer, Terry, Matic, Baker, Willian, Hazard, Brown.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pune court to rule on Gautam Navlakha’s anticipatory bail plea on November 12

first_imgThe Pune sessions court on Thursday reserved orders on the anticipatory bail plea of Delhi-based author and civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha for November 12.Mr. Navlakha is named as an accused by the Pune City police in the Elgaar Parishad case and is probing him, along with 21 other prominent lawyers, academics, Dalit and human rights activists, for alleged links with the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist).Additional Sessions Judge S.R. Navandar heard the arguments of both the prosecution and the defence on Mr. Navlakha’s plea.Opposing the bail, district government pleader Ujjwala Pawar dubbed Mr. Navlakha an “anti-national” who she alleged was trying to unite the banned CPI (Maoist) with the outlawed Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terror group.Ms. Pawar sought Mr. Navlakha’s custody to enable the authorities to ascertain the ‘damage’ caused by the accused’s alleged links with the Maoists and the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.“As the material seized from his [Mr. Navlakha’s] possession shows him to be an active member of the banned Maoist organisation, we need his custody to determine how many youths were recruited by the accused as well as the nature of funding given to the outlawed group,” the government pleader asserted.She also submitted some of the ‘material evidence’ to the court in a sealed envelope.Taking objection to this, defence counsel Ragini Ahuja said that if the material was indeed recovered from Mr. Navlakha’s possession, it must be shared with the defence in order to gauge its veracity.Ms. Ahuja further submitted that there was no incriminating evidence to prove Mr. Navlakha’s involvement in any illicit or anti-national activity as alleged by the authorities and the prosecution.“Despite the authorities’ claim of Mr. Navlakha’s name being mentioned in the so-called Maoist communiqués, there is no evidence to prove he was complicit in any ‘terrorist’ activity. His work as part of fact-finding missions in strife-torn areas is completely legal,” Ms. Ahuja argued.After hearing both sides, Judge Navandar said that he would pass an order on Mr. Navlakha’s plea on November 12 and asked police not to take any coercive action against the accused till then.The Bombay High Court had on Monday directed Mr. Navlakha to approach the Pune court for anticipatory bail.The activist had accordingly withdrawn his anticipatory bail plea in the High Court and filed a plea before the Pune court the next day.In September, the Bombay High Court had refused to quash the Pune police’s case against Mr. Navlakha. The case is registered under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which include charges of ‘sedition’.However, the high court had at the time extended Mr. Navlakha’s interim relief from arrest by three weeks, allowing him to appeal in the Supreme Court.On October 4, the apex court had extended Mr. Navlakha’s protection from arrest till October 15. It later extended by four weeks the interim protection while granting him permission to approach an appropriate court to seek anticipatory bail. This interim relief period expires on November 11.On August 28 last year, the Pune City police had carried out a second countrywide crackdown in connection with the Elgaar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon violence case by searching residences of seven other academics and activists known for their dissenting views and work among the dispossessed.The houses of Mr. Navlakha along with those of prominent activists Sudha Bharadwaj, P. Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Anand Teltumbde and Father Stan Swamy were searched at the time.Ms. Bharadwaj, Mr. Rao, Mr. Gonsalves and Mr. Ferreira are presently in Pune’s Yerwada jail along with advocate Surendra Gadling, Shoma Sen, Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut and Sudhir Dhawale.The Pune City police’s case rests on an FIR registered at the city’s Vishrambaug police station (in January 2018) under sections 153 (a) [Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, etc] and 505 1 (b) among others in connection with the ‘Elgaar Parishad’ held at Pune’s Shaniwarwada Fort on December 31, 2017, as part of the bicentenary celebrations of the Bhima Koregaon battle.The FIR, based on a complaint by one Tushar Damgude in the immediate aftermath of the Bhima Koregaon clashes of January 1, 2018, was initially lodged against six participants including Mr. Dhawale. Those named in the FIR were members of the Kabir Kala Manch — a radical Dalit cultural troupe.The complainant had accused the KKM activists of making a number of “inflammatory” speeches and delivering “socially divisive” presentations during the course of the troupe’s performance and recitals at the ‘Elgaar Parishad’, which lasted almost eight hours and witnessed the participation of thousands of persons from more than 250 progressive social outfits including several left-leaning and Ambedkarite groups from across Maharashtra.The raids and subsequent arrests of the prominent activists and academics were based on this FIR, with the Pune Police claiming to have extended the scope of their investigations to unearth alleged ‘Maoist links’.last_img read more

Kalmadi slams CM, says OC would not be scapegoats any more

first_img(From right to left) Lt Governor of Delhi Tejender Khanna, Suresh Kalmadi, Organising Committee Chairman of XIX Commonwealth Games, and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the closing ceremony of the mega sporting event at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday evening. PTIOpen war broke out between leading lights of the Commonwealth Games with Suresh Kalmadi hitting back at Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, on Sunday declaring he would not want the Organising Committee, which he chaired, to be the “scapegoats any more.”Kalmadi’s ire was promoted by Dikshit’s comments to PTI on Saturday that the “suspicion” of corruption in the just concluded mega sporting event is on the Games Organising Committee(OC). The “real corruption seems to be with regard to the money given as loans (to the OC)”, she said. Central government had given loans to the tune of Rs 1,600 crore.22 more works under scanner | No need to quit my post: Hooper | WATCH VIDEOCVC gets cracking on swindlers | CWG corruption: Dikshit blames OC | I am ready for probe: Kalmadi | After PM, Sonia snubs Kalmadi Slamming Dikshit, a beleaguered Kalmadi, said her aspersions on corruption in the OC were “most disappointing and uncalled for” and that she must indulge in self-reflection on corruption in her own departments.In a hard-hitting statement, Kalmadi said that keeping quiet should not be interpreted as a “sign of weakness”.”But, on Dussehra day, I owe it to the Organising Committee that we speak out. We don’t want to be the scapegoats anymore,” he said.advertisement”Delhi Chief Minister Mrs. Shiela Dikshit’s aspersions on corruption in the Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi are most disappointing and uncalled for. It is not right to deflect and point fingers at others when she must indulge in self-reflection on corruption in her own departments,” Kalmadi said.He said the OC has already welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to set up a probe panel and hoped that the Terms of Reference of the Shunglu Committee will include not just the scope of work undertaken by the OC at a budget of Rs 1,620 crore but also the Rs 16,000 spent by the Delhi Government.”She has said that the ways of the OC are mysterious whereas the Commonwealth Games chief Mr. Michael Fennell declared the conduct of the Games as exceptional and successful,” said Kalmadi.Kalmadi, a senior Congress leader, finds himself increasingly isolated within his own Party after being snubbed by Prime Minister and party president Sonia Gandhi.Both did not invite Kalmadi while felicitating the Commonwealth Games medal winners.”Despite a series of attacks in the run up to the Games, I was quiet as I wanted the Games to succeed. Keeping quiet should not be interpreted as a sign of weakness. Nor should patience be seen as a sign of guilt. It was more important to focus on the task of conducting the Games well,” he said.Kalmadi said that transparency and accountability remain the watch words in the Organising Committee. “We are confident that the guilty will not be spared irrespective of which agency they belong to,” he said.Kalmadi also criticised Dikshit for taking credit for getting the Games Village ready in time.”The Games have succeeded because of the efforts of Team India, including a large number of people and agencies and not any individual. Dikshit’s attempt to take credit for getting the Games Village ready in time does not fit with the team concept.The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the OC, who were preparing the Village for over two years, co-ordinated the work of a number of agencies to ensure that it was entirely ready to welcome the athletes,” he said.KALMADI, DIKSHIT ROW OVER CWG IS TO DIVERT PROBE: BJPBJP on Sunday said trading of charges and counter-charges between Commonwealth Games Organising committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over reports of corruption in various CWG projects was an attempt to divert and confuse the investigation.The “public spat” between Kalmadi and Dikshit is an attempt to confuse and divert the investigation. “They are blaming each other but both are responsible for the mismanagement, delays and corruption,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told PTI.He alleged that Kalmadi’s statement that he will resign only if the Prime Minister and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi ask him to do is “akin to Telecom Minister A Raja’s statement in his defence of 2G spectrum charges that he has acted on the advice of the Prime Minister at every stage.”advertisementThe BJP warned that along with the 2G spectrum scam, corruption in the Commonwealth Games will prove to be the “nemesis of the UPA government”.Javadekar said, “Kalmadi is doing exactly the same as Raja by holding everybody else responsible for the mess.”I-T DEPT COLLECTS CWG WORKS RELATED PAPERSThe Income Tax department has collected documents pertaining to tenders and award of contracts for its “two pronged” probe into the finances of the Commonwealth Games even as a high-level committee headed by a former CAG goes into allegations of corruption related to the mega sporting event.The I-T department’s second line of probe will go into deductions under the Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) category which the Organising Committee of the games is expected to cut from the salaries of professionals hired by it like event managers, anchors and other officials.A special investigation cell of the Finance Ministry has already begun its homework on all the tenders and contracts which have been sourced from various agencies and organisations, sources said.The department will primarily look for evasion of taxes, if any, by the way of over-invoicing and inflation of prices in the works related to the games including infrastructure projects, procurements and project planning, they said.The I-T department has got tender documents related to venue development and overlays, image and look, procurement, technology, accreditation, workforce, communication, risk management, finance and accounts, press operations, television rights, project planning and management related to the Commonwealth Games.It is also looking into financial estimates of real estate firms which have built the infrastructure like the games village buildings and other facilities.According to the sources, the department has sourced some initial reports of works from the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of various government departments which were involved in the Commonwealth Games before it initiates its search and survey operations on various stakeholders.The department will also probe the TDS deductions on salaries paid to the professionals.The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in 2008 had expanded the scope of ‘professionals’ under the Income Tax Act, 1961 which included sportspersons, umpires, referees, coaches, trainers, team physicians and physiotherapists, event managers, commentators, anchors, and sports columnists and categorised their services as ‘professional services.’Such services are taxed in accordance with Section 194J of the I-T Act.The apex committee of the overall probes to be conducted by various agencies like the I-T department, CVC, CBI and Enforcement Directorate — constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh — is headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V K Shunglu and will submit its report to him within three months.CVC ASKS FOR REPORTS BY MONTH-ENDThe Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), probing alleged financial irregularities in construction and procurement works related to the Commonwealth Games, has directed all agencies concerned to submit their reports by the month-end.Official sources said a reminder has recently been issued to Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Public Works Department (PWD) in this regard.advertisementThe move came after Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas objected to the “lackadaisical approach” and continuous delay by agencies in submitting replies to the queries raised by the anti-corruption watchdog, they said.”We have issued reminders to all the agencies and directed them to submit replies. They have been told to give point-wise answers to our queries by the end of October,” a senior CVC official said.He said, based on their replies, the CVC will give its findings or final report to a committee formed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India V K Shungloo.”All the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) in the concerned organisations have been asked specifically to pursue the matter,” the officer said.An analysis by Chief Technical Examination Wing of CVC has found alleged financial and administrative irregularities in 16 construction and procurement projects.Six of them are being done by PWD, three by MCD, two each by CPWD, DDA, NDMC and one by RITES, a Government of India Enterprise, the CVC report said.According to the report, “Almost all the organisations executing works for Commonwealth Games have considered inadmissible factors to jack-up the reasonable price to justify award of work at quoted rates citing urgent or emergent circumstances.”The CVC has written a letter of complaint to CBI asking for a probe into alleged criminal conspiracy by unknown MCD officials in granting work for upgradation of street lighting in the national capital.Meanwhile, the agency has also asked the CWG Organising Committee and the Sports Ministry to keep a sample of each items of the equipment and props hired from foreign suppliers for the Games venues ready for its inspection.’NO MORE TAX BURDEN ON DELHIITES FOR CWG SPENDING’Delhiites can breathe easy as Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has ruled out any new taxes to make up for expenses incurred on the Commonwealth Games which are estimated to have cost the nation a whopping Rs 70,000 crore.”Don’t worry. You won’t get any new tax… At least my very very firm opinion is that we don’t need to increase taxes but there is a need to make our collection system more transparent and efficient,” she told PTI when asked whether more taxes would be levied in view of the huge expenses on the Games.Delhi government is facing serious fund crunch due to huge spending on infrastructure projects linked to the Games.According to latest official estimates, about Rs 15,000 crore were spent by the city government for improving infrastructure facilities ahead of the sporting extravaganza.TIGHT CWG VIGIL HELPS COPS STUMBLE UPON RACKETSThe heightened vigil by Delhi Police and central security agencies during the Commonwealth games in the wake of terror threat had some interesting spin-offs–unearthing of human trafficking and hawala rackets and also a cross-border call girl link.With clear instructions from Union Home Ministry not to ignore any input without verification, sources in the Delhi Police on Sunday said the trail of some such inputs had a hilarious ending while some led to busting of hawala or human trafficking networks.In one such case, an input was received about a lady using a fictitious name during her telephone calls to a person in Pakistan. The nature of the conversation was intimate in nature, the sources said.However, when the woman was informed by the service provider through a SMS that she had been calling too frequently across the border, in the next call made by her she expressed apprehensions that she would be picked up and “their plan will be washed away”.The Delhi Police swung into action suspecting her to be a woman recruit of some terror outfit. As she was questioned, it took a little time for the sleuths to understand that she was a call girl who had met the Pakistani national in a Gulf country, the sources said.The human trafficking racket which also included prostitution was busted mainly from Badarpur area in the outskirts of South Delhi and East Delhi, the police sources said.During the intense vigil, which included two days of near shutdown in the national capital on October three and 14, police also stumbled upon new hawala rackets and a revived “savari racket”.The “savari racket” was started by terrorist groups and ISI in which poor people having relations across the border in Pakistan are used for ferrying money and Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) into India through Samjhauta Express — the only train link between India and Pakistan.The police also unearathed rackets dealing with FICN and a few persons have been picked up for questioning.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State to give out free tickets to students

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann applauds his team during the second half with Texas Southern at the Schottenstein Center on Nov. 16. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media EditorOhio State head coach Chris Holtmann continues his campaign to generate interest in the men’s basketball program this fall. On Friday, Holtmann announced students will be able to attend the Buckeyes’ game Nov. 29 against Clemson for free. “Ever since my arrival to campus, I’ve been energized by our passionate students,” Holtmann said in a video on The NutHouse Twitter account. “Whether it’s seeing you on campus or at football games on Saturdays, your presence has been felt. We need that presence at our men’s basketball games this season. I want to give everyone an opportunity to see our team in action.”The free ticket giveaway is the latest in Holtmann’s efforts to get students excited about Ohio State men’s basketball. He paid for students’ lunches at Raising Cane’s on Wednesday, and had spoken earlier in the year about how he hopes to get the Schottenstein Center “rocking again.”Students can claim their free tickets by clicking here. Ohio State will next take to the Schottenstein Center court at 2 p.m. Sunday when it hosts Northeastern.? SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM @ChrisHoltmann AND @OhioStateHoops ? FOLLOW THE LINK TO SECURE YOUR FREE TICKET https://t.co/UX7UibgjPK pic.twitter.com/wsNMdwnZFK— The NutHouse (@BuckeyeNutHouse) November 17, 2017 read more

Lazio defender Bastos to join Wolverhampton Wanderers

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly included Lazio defender Bastos to their top priority targets for this summer signing.The Serie A outfit have lodged a €15m (£13m) price tag on the Angola international, according to Il Messaggero via Sportsmole.Bastos who is still currently in a deal with Lazio, a deal that will last until 2020, has an option of extending his stay for a year or not. However, he has struggled to track down regular first-team football since joining the club from Rostov in 2016.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.During Lazio’s last season, the 27-year-old Bastos made 28 appearances and netting five goals in all competitions.The defender has been a mainstay in the Angola national team since 2011. He started his career in his native country Angola. Between 2011 and 2013 he played with Petro Luanda in 105 games where he scored 6 goals and also won the Taça de Angola twice.In August 2011, Bastos debuted for his country in a 0–0 draw against Liberia. He also represented Angola at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.last_img read more

Pablo Machin moans about dropped points

first_imgSevilla boss Pablo Machin expressed displeasure over the way his team dropped two’ after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Mestalla.Mouctar Diakhaby’s last-gasp equaliser held Sevilla to their second successive draw, keeping them second in La Liga, and Machin complained about his team’s inconsistent display.“If I didn’t watch the game, I’d have said that a point was always good away from home against a super team,” the Coach said after the match as cited by Football Espana.“However, given how we played in the first half, scoring in the second and them equalising with the last kick of the game, we feel Valencia gained a point and we dropped two.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“It’s one of those stadiums where Sevilla haven’t been able to win. We were so close to doing so that we feel a point is less than we deserve.“We fell short and it’s a shame that we didn’t get the victory that would’ve sent us 13 points clear of our opponents.“I hope we don’t regret dropping them going forward. You have to defend tooth and nail in the last few minutes, but we’re all human.”last_img read more