Position Vacant – Sport Operations Manager (Northern Territory)

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?  Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the key leadership position of Sport Operations Manager – Northern Territory, based in our NT branch office, Darwin.  To view the Position Description, please click on the attachment below. Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm CST, Friday, 22 May 2015.  For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email careers@austouch.com.au.Related Filespd_sops_sport_ops_manager_updated_format-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img read more

10 months agoMerson: Liverpool can end title race in week’s time

first_imgMerson: Liverpool can end title race in week’s timeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says Liverpool can win the Premier League title in a week’s time.Merson believes if Liverpool win at the Etihad Stadium next month, a seven-point lead would be too much for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to overturn.He said, “Leicester vs Manchester City is a big game and a must-win game for City, who are in trouble now as they are four points behind Liverpool.”I mean it has now got down to the situation whereby if Liverpool win at City in a week’s time – it is all over.”So this is a big game for City and a hard one as Leicester can cause you problems But because they have to win, I think they will, but Saturday’s result will have knocked the stuffing out of them and Man City have now lost two of their last three league games.”And before that it looked like they would never ever lose a game, but I see them just winning this one to stay on the coat tails of Liverpool.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Texas Safety Commit Jamile Johnson Seems Unphased By Tim Irvin’s Flip To Auburn

first_imgTexas lost All-American Tim Irvin to Auburn after an official visit to the SEC power over the weekend, but one of the Longhorns’ other highly touted defensive back recruits doesn’t think it’s a big deal. Jamile Johnson, a three-star safety from Dallas, tweeted about Irvin’s flip, and doesn’t seem worried about the loss.So Tim Irvin is Gone Huh ! Cool ! #HookEm— Badger Jr. #⃣3⃣ (@MilJohnson) January 18, 2015Johnson’s also been retweeting numerous Texas fans’ words of encouragement after the news. miljohnsonRTTexas’ recruiting class is currently ranked 12th in the nation, even after the recent string of decommitments. All things considered, Charlie Strong is doing a good job of replenishing the talent in Austin.last_img read more

All necessary security measures will be in place for voters poll personnel

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission said on Monday that there will be deployment of armed forces at all the booths and adequate security measures would be taken for the voters and voting personnel in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab said on Monday that they are concerned over the security issues of polling personnel. In some places, the polling personnel have threatened to boycott the polls if adequate security measures are not taken. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMeanwhile, the office of the District Election Officer in North Kolkata launched the e-portal Pollstar, where the voters and voting personnel would be given information related to the poll procedure. Voters will be trained through 7 modules which have been uploaded in the portal. It may be mentioned here that a number of polling personnel in North Bengal have recently written to the CEO, seeking immediate deployment of Central Forces in all the polling stations. They have also threatened to pull out from their election duties, unless adequate forces are deployed to man all the polling stations of these districts. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayWhile answering the questions of media, Aftab said armed police personnel from both the Centre and the state police force will be deployed at the polling stations. Senior officials of the CEO’s office assured all the election employees that all preemptive measures would be taken to conduct free and fair elections. Sources in the CEO’s office said that the commission is thinking of deploying 35 to 45 companies of Central Force in the state. At present, 36 companies of Central Forces are available for the polls in the two districts of Alipurduar and Cooch Behar. Around 10 companies of Central Forces would be brought to Jharkhand. Meanwhile, the state government has released 29 companies of Central Forces which were deployed in Jangalmahal. Out of the 29 companies, 11 will be deployed in Alipurduar and 18 in Cooch Behar, sources in the CEO’s office said. 9,000 state armed police personnel will be deployed in the 3,844 polling booths, of which 2,010 are in Cooch Behar and 1,834 in Alipurduar. The decision about force deployment was finalised following a meeting between CEO Ariz Aftab and ADG (law and order) Siddh Nath Gupta recently.last_img read more

Expedite auction of mines with explored mineral reserves Ficci

first_imgNew Delhi: Industry body Ficci has called for expediting auctions of mineral blocks with known or explored reserves, highlighting that the average of such sales has nosedived to around 15 mines per year after the amendment in the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act. The chamber in a presentation to Niti Aayog stated that “around 300-400 minerals concessions per year used to be allotted prior to 2015 which has reduced on an average to around 15 per year post-amendment in the Act (MMDR Act in 2015)”. It recommended that auctions should “be expedited for areas with known/explored mineral reserves.” According to sources, officials from Rio Tinto, Tata Steel, Vedanta and apex mineral body Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) among others who were part of the presentation. However, for areas with no or minimal known/explored mineral reserves, it said the first-cum first-served system must be adopted with the provision of first right of refusal for granting mining lease, Ficci said. To ensure transparency in the mineral sector, the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament in 2015.last_img read more

First batch of 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets sold out in

first_imgANKARA – Further tickets will be made available as of December 8, 2013, according to FIFA’s Marketing Director Thierry Weil.The 2014 FIFA World Cup second “Random Draw” period’s nearly 230,000 tickets were sold just seven hours after being available on Monday, International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) said.In the first “Random Draw” period, nearly 890,000 tickets were allocated, according to a statement released at FIFA’s website.“Tickets were made available to purchase by fans around the world via FIFA.com. About 62 percent went to Brazilians and 38 percent to international fans. The top five ticket-purchasing nations were Brazil followed by the USA, Australia, England and Argentina”, FIFA said. “As expected, the level of interest was impressive, in fact four times greater than during the first sales window. The high number of applicants lead to some waiting time but overall the system worked well. It was great to see that both internationals and Brazilians were aiming to grab the remaining tickets from the first batch of tickets made available. This clearly shows the huge appeal of attending the FIFA World Cup live in Brazil,” explained FIFA’s Marketing Director Thierry Weil, who is responsible for ticketing. Fans looking to attend next year’s flagship football event will have further chances. “Further tickets for all 64 matches will be made available after the Final Draw as soon as the second sales phase kicks off on December 8, 2013, once the final match schedule for the group stage matches is known,” FIFA said.The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men’s football tournament, that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014. The World Cup is among the world’s most widely viewed sporting events.last_img read more

Bucks add pair of Beanielike backs Hyde joins OSU after year off

Anything worth having is worth waiting for.That old maxim applies to both Carlos Hyde’s yearlong wait to take the field with his Ohio State football teammates and also to the wait Buckeye fans have endured to see him suit up.Because when he does suit up, Carlos Hyde is impressive indeed.At an imposing 6-feet-1-inch and 230 pounds, Hyde is the type of big, physical back that gives opposing defensive coordinators fits, as well as any defensive backs unlucky enough to be caught in his path if he breaks into the secondary.The reason for Hyde’s wait is academic, literally. Reports indicate that Hyde did not manage a high enough ACT score to be eligible at the same time as his fellow recruits from last year’s class. He spent some time at the Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia while improving his score and he played on the post-graduate team there. In the process, he missed out on a Big Ten championship season and a Rose Bowl victory. Those should be reasons enough to drive the Naples High School product this season.When Hyde is on the field, he is a force. Over the span of his junior and senior years in high school, Hyde totaled 2,599 rushing yards to go with 29 touchdowns. A year ago, SuperPrep.com had him listed as the No. 61 overall prospect.The general consensus on Hyde amongst the many different recruit-monitoring Web sites is that he is a four-star talent. They all agree that his combination of size and strength will be a valuable asset to the OSU backfield.What remains to be seen is whether it will be as a change-of-pace runner or as a bruising back capable of carrying the ball 20 to 25 times a game, a la former Buckeye Chris “Beanie” Wells.Kevin Noon, managing editor of BuckeyeGrove.com, says the comparisons may not be fair and that Hyde will have a lot of work to do if he is to reach the level of production from Wells’ freshman year, which saw him play a key role in a victory over Michigan.“While Hyde is a physical runner, he is not as fast as Wells was when coming out of Akron Garfield,” Noon said.When Noon refers to Hyde as a physical runner, there is plenty of tape to back it up.  Hyde was originally listed as a fullback, and he was adept enough at the position to be listed as the No. 1 fullback prospect in the country by Scout.com and Rivals.com.But OSU coach Jim Tressel and his brother, running backs coach Dick Tressel, envision Hyde as a power-back to complement the speedsters who are already in a crowded OSU backfield.The Buckeyes return running backs by committee Dan “Boom” Herron and Brandon Saine, who handled the bulk of the duty last season, as well as speedster Jaamal Berry. That doesn’t even account for Hyde’s fellow incoming freshman back Roderick Smith.Noon sees Hyde with an advantage, as he is already enrolled at OSU.“He will have a leg up on other members of his class, being a year older,” Noon said. “He will be a solid change of pace for the Ohio State running game, being very unique to the current stable of runners.”Hyde came to the colder climes of Columbus from Naples, Fla. But he was not wholly unfamiliar with Ohio, as he has family in Cincinnati.The temperature change will be the least of Hyde’s worries as he adjusts to play in the physical Big Ten. Like any high school player transitioning to college, he may not be fully prepared for the sheer size of the defensive linemen and linebackers he will be facing on a routine basis. Steve Helwagen of Bucknuts.com thinks he has the skills to handle it.Helwagen describes Hyde as “a big power-back with deceptive fluidity between the tackles.” Helwagen said Hyde appears to be a strictly “north-south” runner when you look at his size, but that he will be able to surprise some with his quick first step.These will all be tools Hyde will need if he wants to join the pantheon of great running backs who have taken the field for the Scarlet and Gray. read more

Spartans spoil Ohio States home win streak beat Buckeyes

The Ohio State men’s basketball team suffered its first home loss of the season Saturday, as Michigan State out-muscled the Buckeyes for a 58-48 win. The loss snapped a 39-game home win streak for OSU and dropped the Buckeyes into a tie atop the Big Ten standings. The Buckeyes struggled shooting all night and the Spartans found their edge inside, totaling 14 offensive rebounds for the game. OSU’s 48-point output was their lowest of the season. “I feel fortunate because I think they missed some shots they normally make,” MSU coach Tom Izzo said after the game. “Defensively we were as good as we’ve been all year.” MSU senior forward Draymond Green and sophomore center Adreian Payne dominated, combining for each of the Spartans’ first 15 points. It wasn’t until 9:12 remaining in the first half that another MSU player scored a bucket when sophomore Keith Appling hit a 3-pointer to give his team the 18-14 advantage. OSU went on a 3:46 scoring drought that saw MSU take an 8-point lead in the opening period. Sophomore guard Aaron Craft broke the streak with a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer from sophomore forward Jared Sullinger cut the lead to three. The Spartans continued to have success in the paint. Payne followed an MSU miss with his second tip-slam of the game and Sullinger had the ball poked away on the inside on the other end. The turnover by Sullinger — his fifth of the game — occurred with OSU trailing 33-25 with under a minute remaining in the half. An acrobatic layup by Appling gave MSU a 35-25 lead at intermission. “We looked out of synch,” Sullinger said of the Buckeyes’ first-half performance. “We didn’t run our offense.” The Buckeyes cut MSU’s lead to four at one point in the second half, but couldn’t get closer. OSU tried to work the ball into Sullinger down low throughout the final 20 minutes, but the Buckeyes’ big man continued to struggle finding his touch. Sullinger finished the game on 5-of-15 shooting. The rest of the Buckeyes didn’t fare much better as the team connected on just one of their first nine shots of the half. OSU head coach Thad Matta said the shots just weren’t falling. “We opened up the second half. We got the ball at the rim,” Matta said. “We’re getting fouled and it just wasn’t going in.” The Spartans’ lead swelled to 12, but an alley-oop finished by senior guard William Buford brought the sold-out crowd to its feet and cut the lead to 10 with 14:37 remaining. After an Appling layup with 11:48 remaining, the Buckeye defense stepped up and MSU was held scoreless for the next six minutes. Sullinger was able to put in a bucket from the left block and bring OSU’s deficit down to six, 44-38. He then connected again on a baseline jumper to bring OSU within four, but poor shooting killed any chance of an OSU comeback victory — the Buckeyes shot 26 percent from the floor and 13.3 percent from behind the arc. A layup by Green and pair of free throws by Appling again put MSU up by double digits and OSU never threatened again. Sullinger finished the game with 17 points and 16 rebounds, but also had 10 turnovers. He said MSU’s double team gave him trouble. “I wasn’t expecting the double because that’s not what Michigan State shows if you look at the film,” Sullinger said. “They had a great game plan and they stick to their system and that’s what happens when you stick to the system.” Craft added 15 points and was the only other Buckeye to finish in double figures. Payne was the high scorer for the Spartans finishing with 15 points, hitting all six of his shots. The loss drops OSU’s record to 21-4 overall and 9-3 in the conference. Matta said his team needs to move forward. “It’s got to be a learning experience for a relatively young basketball team,” Matta said. “You’ve got to stay together. You’re still sitting atop the conference. As a I told them, we’ll see what kind of team we have tomorrow.” OSU next travels to Minnesota where to take on the Golden Gophers Feb. 14. Tip is for 9 p.m. read more

Womens Basketball No 13 Ohio State romps Rutgers 9068

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun drives down the baseline in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ win against Rutgers on Feb. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorRutgers stayed within striking distance of the No. 13 Ohio State women’s basketball team for the majority of the first quarter and trailed by just one point when Buckeye head coach Kevin McGuff called a timeout with two minutes remaining. Ohio State responded from that timeout with a 35-15 run to cruise into halftime with what proved to be an insurmountable 51-30 lead.The Buckeyes rode their early lead to a 90-68 victory against the Scarlet Knights Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center.During the first-half run, Ohio State (20-5, 9-3 Big Ten) hit six 3-pointers. The Buckeyes went 11-for-22 from beyond the arc and hit 56 percent of their shots. They held Rutgers (18-8, 6-6 Big Ten) to just 39 percent shooting. Rutgers went 4-of-19 from 3.“We started getting some stops and then the stops were leading to transition basketball,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. “I thought that’s what really allowed us to kind of get some separation in the game.”Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell had a team-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting. She hit 5-of-6 triples. Five other Buckeyes scored in double-figures, including redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga, who dropped 12 points and corralled a game-high 13 rebounds. Redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun hit 3-of-5 3s and scored 17 points.Ohio State entered the game ranked first in the Big Ten in turnover ratio, but Rutgers followed closely behind, ranking second in the conference. The Scarlet Knights proved to be no match in terms of ball control for the majority of the first half, however. The Buckeyes held a 14-12 turnover advantage and scored 25 points off turnovers.“People have different philosophies, but we’re really aggressive when we turn somebody over,” McGuff said. “I thought our kids made good decisions, too, in transition about shot selection. Sometimes you can get going kind of fast and take bad shots, but I didn’t think we did that tonight.”Ohio State’s win against Rutgers was its fourth victory in a row and the fourth game it held its opponents to 68 points or fewer. This is the lowest opponents have scored in a four-game stretch since McGuff was hired five seasons ago. The win streak comes following a three-game losing streak in which the Buckeyes gave up 84 points to Michigan, 99 points to Maryland and 103 points to Iowa.“I personally think the losing streak that we were on motivated us to do better and separate ourselves from our opponents,” redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper said. “We just looked back, watched some film and tried to get better from those games. It’s been showing for the last four games.”The Buckeyes assisted on 20 of their made shots. Though senior guard Asia Doss struggled with her shot (1-for-7), she led the game with seven assists. Senior guard Tyler Scaife, the only Scarlet Knight who averaged more than seven points per game entering the contest, led Rutgers with 27 points. But she hit just 12-of-27 shots from the field. Rutgers held a hefty 40-32 rebound edge. The Scarlet Knights nearly had as many offensive rebounds (24) as the Buckeyes had defensive rebounds (21). This led to the visiting team scoring 21 second-chance points. McGuff said the Buckeyes struggled to get a body on Rutgers’ rebounders and that his team played more zone than usual, which was effective when defending, but not when rebounding.With redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman day-to-day and sitting out with a neck injury Wednesday’s game, Ohio State added sophomore guard Jensen Caretti to its eight-person rotation. She scored two points in 14 minutes.The Buckeyes will be back in action at 2 p.m. Sunday when they take on South Florida in an unusual non-conference road game late in the season. read more

Amid Fake News Magazines Can Offer Credibility Safer Ad Environments Argues New

first_imgClick to enlarge.The fast-paced nature of the digital media cycle (and subsequent marginalization of simple fact checking and copy editing) has raised legitimate questions about outlets placing expediency and traffic surges above taking the time to get things right — yesterday’s wave of premature reports about the death of singer Tom Petty was only the latest example.This phenomenon, coupled with rising paranoia among consumers and marketers around fake news and brand-safe environments, respectively, provides a unique opportunity for trusted and established media brands such as national magazines.At least, that’s the central message of the latest marketing campaign undertaken by the MPA — the Association of Magazine Media. Beginning this month, 123 of the country’s most prominent magazines will lend print and digital advertising space to the campaign, titled “Magazine Media. Better. Believe It,” which aims to demonstrate magazine brands’ unmatched ability to inspire and connect with readers, and, of course, create optimal environments for advertisers wary of the digital media ecosystem’s dubious-at-best ROI.The campaign, which runs through March 2018 and also spans the portfolios of Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corp., Time Inc., and a litany of other major magazine publishers (see the full list below), will reach an estimated 75 percent of all adults in the U.S., according to the MPA, in an attempt to educate them on how “magazine media content is professionally researched, written, curated, and produced across platforms.”“In a media world where three out of four Americans say they have fallen for fake headlines, it is imperative to remind audiences of the tremendous resources that the magazine media industry puts behind its content platforms,” wrote MPA president Linda Thomas Brooks in a LinkedIn post announcing the campaign. “Magazine media content faces intense scrutiny, and in large part that is the secret sauce of these brands.”Underpinning the campaign are findings from Simmons Research, whose 2016 Multi-Media Engagement Study indicated, among other things, that consumers find magazine content more “trustworthy,” “inspirational,” and “life-enhancing” than what they see on TV or online.Click to enlarge.But consumers are hardly the only target audience for the campaign, which also includes a presence at the Association of National Advertisers’ Masters of Marketing Conference, a three-day gathering of CMO’s and marketing execs from major national brands kicking off this week in Orlando, Florida.“After experiencing often unsafe and ineffective digital inventory as well as questionable results, marketers are turning to magazine brands to cut through the clutter,” wrote Hearst Magazines president Michael Clinton, who oversees 21 of the magazines in which the campaign will run, in a statement.See the full list of participating brands and companies below, and check BelieveMagMedia.com for more on the campaign.Active Interest MediaBackpacker, Better Nutrition, Clean Eating, Climbing, EQUUS, Horse & Rider, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, Power & Motoryacht, Sail, SKI, Yoga Journal The NationNational Geographic PartnersNational Geographic, National Geographic Traveler Condé NastAllure, Architectural Digest, Brides, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vogue, WIRED Smithsonian MagazineTEN: The Enthusiast NetworkThis Old HouseTime Inc.Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Food & Wine, Fortune, Health, InStyle, Money, People, People en Español, Real Simple, Southern Living, Sunset, Sports Illustrated, TIME, Travel + Leisure HistoryNetAmerican History, Aviation History, America’s Civil War, Civil War Times, Military History, Military History Quarterly, Vietnam, Wild West, World War II The EconomistForbesGarden & GunHarper’sHearst MagazinesCar and Driver, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Dr. Oz the Good Life, Elle, Elle Décor, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, O The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Road & Track, Seventeen, Town & Country, Veranda, Woman’s Day Bonnier Corp.Field & Stream, Popular Science, Saveur AFAR MediaAmerica MagazineAmerican Media Inc.OK!, Men’s Journal, National Enquirer, US Weeklycenter_img Rodale Inc.Bicycling, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, Women’s Health AMG ParadeDécor Group, Gardening Group, New Pioneer, Style Group The Hollywood ReporterInk GlobalAmerican Way, Celebrated Living, Nexos, Rhapsody, United Hemispheres OutsideMeredith Corp.Allrecipes, Better Homes and Gardens, EatingWell, Family Circle, Family Fun, Fit Pregnancy & Baby, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Rachael Ray Every Day, SHAPE New York MagazineUtne ReaderPride MediaThe Advocate, OUT Today MediaDelaware Today, Hudson Valley Magazine, Main Line Today, Westchester Magazine Trusted Media Brands, Inc.Weight Watchers Magazinelast_img read more

BNP meet to emphasise demo polls simultaneously

first_imgThe Bangladesh Nationalist Partys (BNP’s) executive committee set to meet Saturday may focus on dual strategies of contesting the next general elections, if relevant, and holding demonstration for realising its demand for polls-time neutral government.The meeting, the largest platform of the party, is expected to discuss the BNP’s next political course if the party chairperson Khaleda Zia is convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust case in its verdict on 8 February.A few senior leaders of the BNP, preferring not to be named, said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia may ask the party leaders and workers to show restraint, even if a ‘negative verdeict’ is delivered in her case.Khaleda Zia is likely to listen to the party leaders at the executive committee meeting scheduled to be held at Le Meridien hotel in Dhaka.”It’s important to understand the mindset of the party leaders at the grassroots level,” one of the leaders said about the agenda of the meeting.Khaleda Zia will then make instructions for the party men in view of the country’s latest political situation.The meeting may urge the party leaders and activists to get ready for both elections later this year and movement for the election-time neutral government.The BNP leaders believe the Awami League wants to keep the opposition party out of the next elections the way the rulers held a one-sided polls in 2014.”So, the BNP cannot fall into the trap of the Awami League govenment,” a leader said.Some 700 leaders including 502 executive committee members are expected to attend the meeting to be chaired by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.The former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, may call upon her party leaders and activists to avoid violent means of protest against possible judgement of the Zia Orphanage Trust case that implicated herself, the BNP’s senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman and 4 others.A Dhaka court has fixed 8 February to deliver the verdict.BNP standing committee members, advisors to the BNP chairperson and presidents of the district units across the country have been invited to the meeting.last_img read more

3 dozens Facebook Twitter IDs sued

first_img.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said tough actions would be taken against the perpetrators who misused social media, including Facebook, to spread rumours to instigate violence in the name of movement for quota reforms in government jobs.”We must find out those culprits who spread rumours through the social media to instigate destructive and subversive acts in the name of quota reform movement across the country,” BSS quoted the home minister as saying.Necessary instructions have already been given to the police to find out the culprits and file cases under relevant sections of the law to stop recurrence of such activities, he added.Talking to BSS, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner Md Alimuzzaman, who is in charge of Social Media Monitoring and Cyber Security Division, said investigation is underway to find out those Facebook accounts and groups, Youtube videos and other posts in different social media involved in spreading propaganda to create an unstable situation in the name of waging movement for quota reform in government jobs.”Perpetrators must be brought to justice to avert recurrence of such violent acts by spreading propaganda in social media,” he said.Meanwhile, DMP’s Cyber Security and Crime Division has filed a case with Ramna police station against about three dozens of Facebook and Twitter IDs, blogs and online domains involved in spreading rumours to instigate the students who were demanding reformation of the quota system.Sub-Inspector (SI) Sajibuzzaman of the division has already been appointed as the investigation officer (IO) of the case.In the four days of movement in different educational institutions, including Dhaka University, were agog with rumours of darkest kind, drawing the students of residential halls to take to the streets and flaring up the anti-government sentiments.All such sensitive rumours were emanated at the dead of the night mostly when the students went back to their halls while the most spectacular one hit the very first day: A Dhaka University student demonstrating for quota reform was shot by police and then succumbed to his injuries.It was later learnt that for spreading those fake stories, Facebook pages including ‘Zakir’s BCS specials’, ‘Troll Du’ and ‘Quota Songskar Chai’ were used.On the other hand, among the pages and news portals that already earned the notoriety for being run by Shibir activists like ‘Basherkella’ has also been found to be very much active and at the forefront to instigate the general students.One popular page among the BCS job-seekers, Zakir’s BCS Special, posted “AB Siddiq, a third year Dhaka University student, has breathed his last at a hospital suffering from bullet injuries”.More strikingly, to make it more authentic, this post was attributed to a private TV channel.Soon after the announcement was made, this fake story went like wild fire, fuelled a sense of disgust among the dormitory students.On impact, female students broke the gates of the dormitories and came out to the streets while in male dormitories, residents in their hundreds streamed in too, chanting slogans in demand of punishment for the “killing of the student.”Moments later, it was unearthed that AB Siddiq is alive and he sustained minor injuries while participating in the protest.From his Facebook account, he posted that he could not communicate with others as his cell phone was shut as its battery exhausted. Siddiq also mentioned that he sustained some minor injuries in his forehead.On Monday night, another rumour spread that Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) DU hall unit leaders are assaulting the general students for taking part in the movement.Again, in the wee hours on Monday, those pages put another post “The Sufia Kamal Hall BCL unit president has cut tendons of a resident of that hall for her involvement in this quota movement.”At around 3:00am on that day, another post appeared in Basherkella, that “DU Zia Hall unit president is leading a band of unruly activists in front of the hall to launch an assault on the general students.”Armed with weapons, BCL activists riding around 100 bikes are coming to TSC to swoop on the agitators” read another post.last_img read more

Beef prices fixed at Tk 525 for Ramadan

first_imgThe Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Monday fixed the prices of beef at Tk 525 and buffalo at Tk 480 for the holy Ramadan, which are Tk 75 and Tk 60 higher respectively than the last year’s prices, reports UNB.The DSCC authorities fixed the prices of mutton at Tk 750 and that of lamb at Tk 650, which were Tk 720 and Tk 600 respectively last year.DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon disclosed the decision after a meeting with meat traders at Nagarbhaban in the city.The mayor said the newly-fixed prices would remain effective until 27th Ramadan.last_img read more

Full Show Political Roundup And Houstons Best Sandwiches April 4 2018

first_img X 00:00 /51:04 Listen center_img On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: As the nation marks 50 years since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we take a closer look at his legacy in Houston from some people who knew him and worked in the Civil Rights Movement.Also this hour: Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories — with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. Then, our group of local food writers discuss their favorite places to get sandwiches in Houston. And Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, is producing a musical about — what else — basketball.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live VideoWe also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Analysis In Texas Politics Breaking Out Is Hard To Do

first_img Share Callie Richmond for The Texas TribuneDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White announces his plan to add one million Texan jobs at Impact Hub in Austin on April 3, 2018.It’s hard for a political first-timer to get attention. Just ask Andrew White.Maybe you’ve never heard of him. In fact — based on recent polls, and in spite of the fact that he’s currently in a runoff for the state Democratic Party’s nomination for governor — you almost certainly haven’t heard of him.That seems true of Gov. Greg Abbott. You might think the Republican governor is waiting to see which Democrat — White or former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez — will be the nominee to challenge him in November. But Abbott has skipped right over the outcome of the May runoff election, tweeting about a contest against Valdez. White himself was the first to reply, calling the governor’s tweet a sign that Abbott would prefer Valdez as a November opponent.Earlier this week, White announced a plan he said would create 1 million jobs in Texas over the next five years. It won a small flurry of headlines and then melted into the stream of other diversions on the Internet. The merits of the plan aside (more on that in a second), the idea of announcing big ideas in an election cycle is to get a lot of attention. On those terms, this one hasn’t worked.And Valdez herself has so far stiff-armed White’s calls for a debate. She was first in the March primary and has a bit of an advantage with an important slice of the electorate. White, while he’s the son of a former governor, hasn’t been on the ballot before. Valdez, who won four elections for Dallas County sheriff, has had her name on the ballot and, from time to time, her face and voice on TV.Dallas isn’t all of Texas, but it’s better than nothing. Eight percent of the voters live there and have presumably had four chances to consider Valdez. In a race with a statewide figure, that would be slim pickings — one reason that big-city mayors have had a hard time climbing the ladder to Austin. But in a race with unknown and underfunded candidates like White, every iota of notability counts. Valdez finished first in the primary but short of the percentage needed for an outright win. She got 42.9 percent of the votes. White was second, with 27.4 percent.She hasn’t been willing, so far, to risk any of that edge by sitting for a debate in front of a live or virtual crowd of voters. Front-runners regularly hide from the risks of debate mistakes by simply refusing, limiting the number of or controlling the timing of debates.They eventually hold their noses and take an hour or so of questions, but they try to do it at times when the audience — and the exposure — is small.Which brings us to White’s economic plan — anchored by the idea that Texans would prefer to burn Texas fuel in their vehicles. He’d have the state’s gas stations post signs showing how much of their oil originated in the state, creating jobs for people in the oil and gas industry. He would encourage the federal government to do the same thing, boosting the use of Texas petroleum products. White said he would use revenue from that, along with $1 billion from the state’s so-called Rainy Day Fund, to build a mass transit system made up of self-driving cars.The proposal is an instance of a politician who thinks like an entrepreneur, White told a group of reporters in a co-working space in Austin.It’s a proposal designed to get people talking and thinking, not just about the proposal itself but about the visionary thinker behind it.Perhaps it will grow, as some things do in this bustling information age, like a virus. It hasn’t yet done so.White, like any candidate in an election year, is hoping his bid will catch on soon. Voters will pick the winner on May 22 — a date that gave candidates 11 weeks to claw their way into favor with more than half the Democratic voters in Texas.Four of those weeks — wait, nearly five of them — are already gone. Time flies when you’re trying to get attention.last_img read more

Martice Moore leads the Cardinals on the Final Day at the ACC

first_imgStory Links Women’s 4x100m Relay8. Louisville – 45.57(Gibbons, Alexander, Alston, Amadi) Women’s Discus13. Gianna Gaul – 43.85m/143-1016. Makenli Forrest – 42.57/138-8 Men’s 400m Hurdles2. Martice Moore – 50.96 2019 ACC ChampionshipsLannigan Field | Charlottesville, Va. May 11, 2019 Men’s 4x100m Relay7. Louisville – 40.66(Jegede, McClinton, McBride, Warner) The Cardinals will have next weekend off as they prepare for the NCAA Preliminaries on May 23-25 in Jacksonville, Fla.  Anthony McRoberts finished fifth in the men’s triple jump.  He earned second team All-ACC honors with a mark of 15.52m/50-11.  Charlottesville, Va. – The University of Louisville track and field teams wrapped up the ACC Outdoor Championships with a sixth place finish for the men, earning 52 points and a ninth place finish for the women, earning 45 points.  Senior Martice Moore earned the ACC title in the men’s 110m hurdles. Moore had a career best day in his final ACC Outdoor Championship.  The senior won his first ACC title in the 110m hurdles while finishing as runner-up in the 400m hurdles.  Moore finished with a career best time of 13.90 in the 110m hurdles and another personal best in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.96.  Tyler Ettel finished sixth in the 110m hurdles, earning second team All-ACC honors with a time of 14.37.  Men’s 110m Hurdles1. Martice Moore – 13.906. Tyler Ettel – 14.37center_img Men’s 4x400m Relay9. Louisville – 3:17.90(Jones, Warner, McBride, Crandon) Print Friendly Version Men’s Triple Jump5. Anthony McRoberts – 15.52m/50-11 Final Results Women’s High Jump3. Alivia Ash – 1.70m/5-716. Addie Wanner – 1.55/5-1 Women’s Triple Jump17. Veronika Kapenko – 11.51m/37-9.25 Final Team Standings9. Women – 45 points6. Men – 52 points Alivia Ash earned first team All-ACC honors in the high jump.  The sophomore cleared 1.70m/5-7 to finish third, earning first team All-ACC honors in both indoor and outdoor this season.  Women’s 5000m18. Ivine Chemutai – 16:42.2530. Bailey Davis – 17:15.40 Men’s Discus14. Cade Richeson – 42.74m/140-3last_img read more

Listen How Far Funny Or Die Has Come From Its ViralVideo Days

first_imgIt was hysterical short videos like “The Landlord” that made the Funny Or Die brand an overnight household name when it began 11 years ago. But its business has since evolved tremendously, explains CEO Mike Farah, as evidenced by the 20 TV series the company currently has in various stages of production or development, including Hulu’s “I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman” and Netflix’s “American Vandal.”On the latest episode of the Variety podcast “Strictly Business,” Farah details how the focus on long-form TV production is balanced out by a digital strategy that has broadened out to everything from custom campaigns with brand partners to digital-marketing services for both the company’s own shows and those from other producers.“There’s a ton of content out there, you need to be able to peg it to something,” said Farah, a 10-year company veteran who rose to the CEO post in 2016. “And because we have this audience, and this relationship and credibility with them, a show like ‘American Vandal’ has really benefited from that.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Funny Or Die’s famous co-principals — Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Judd Apatow, to name a few — are still very active in their company. “They are always so willing to help out,” said Farah, who noted he was on the way to lunch with Ferrell after the podcast to discuss the possibility of bringing his Cord Hosenbeck character back for faux Rose Bowl parade coverage (which Funny Or Die produced for Amazon earlier this year) in 2019.“Strictly Business” is Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment. Listen to the podcast below for the full interview, or check out previous “Strictly Business” episodes featuring comedian/actor/producer Kevin Hart, ICM Partners agent Esther Newberg, and HBO chairman/CEO Richard Plepler. A new episode debuts each Tuesday and can be downloaded on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.last_img read more

British government to fund 3D laser cameras for highway crash site investigations

first_img Explore further Image: Wikipedia The way things are done now is, investigative officers use measuring tape or string to calculate the distance between crashed vehicles, length of skid-marks, etc. They then take photographs of the scene; afterwards, the data is analyzed and graphs and reports made. The use of new laser technology however can reduce the time it takes to do all of these things. The laser camera, mounted on a tripod, is panned slowly over a portion of the scene during which objects in the scene are automatically measured for distance and multiple line segments created to replicate what is found, resulting in a 360 degree high-resolution image.Using such a system is far more accurate (within millimeters) than that done by hand measuring and a single sweep takes only about four minutes to complete, and the typical crash scene generally requires only four sweeps, which means the whole operation can be done in just fifteen or twenty minutes.Because of this the British government has announced that it is providing £2.7 million in funding to several police districts for the purchase of 37 of the laser camera systems, which should, the government says, cut backup times by an average of 39 minutes.The camera systems were developed independently by the Austrian based company RIEGL and the Swiss company Leica Geosystems. The two types of laser camera systems offer slightly different features, such as differences in the size of the beam deployed and the use of GPS to precisely pinpoint the accident locale. One system typically costs approximately £50,000.Many people that study technology trends expect that such camera systems will soon become the norm for accident investigations in most countries and that new features will be added, such as using the data recovered to create animations that demonstrate very clearly what went on prior to, and during a crash, thus removing all doubt. Laser-based camera can see around corners Citation: British government to fund 3D laser cameras for highway crash site investigations (2012, January 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-british-fund-3d-laser-cameras.htmlcenter_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — One of the banes of modern existence is surely the time spent in traffic backups. Oftentimes these backups occur as the result of accidents and the resulting investigative work that goes on before cleanup can commence. Such work must be done in order verify what occurred during an accident for both legal and financial reasons, thus, there is little chance of simply doing away with some of them. There does appear to be hope of developing new ways to do that detective work though, as new technology is developed to help speed things along. One of these new technologies involves the use of laser equipped 3D cameras and computer technology, instead of old fashioned photography and legwork. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Run for peace

first_imgOver 1000 students took part, representing IMS group of Institutions and other institutions. The marathon started from Kavinagar Ram Leela Ground and ended at IMS – Lal Quan Campus. The marathon was flagged off by SVS Ranga Rao, district magistrate of Ghaziabad.The management and faculties of the institute also participated along with the students. The winners of the marathon are Prasant Dubey (BTech II Year), Dauji (MCA I Year), Chandransh Singh (PGDM II Year). The management appreciated all the students who participated in the marathon.Chief guest of the occasion Kiran Yadav, SP – Traffic of Ghaziabad congratulated the students and addressed them.  Trustee of IMS society Rakesh Chariaji also addressed the students during the event. He spoke about the need of peace and harmony in the society and students contribution towards it. He also asked the students to be messengers of peace and make the society a better place.last_img read more