Video: John Calipari After Towns’ Technical Foul Against LSU: “I Hope We Lose”

first_imgCoach Cal reacting to a Kentucky game.LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 03: head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts to a foul against his team during the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Kentucky pulled out a big win at LSU tonight to push its record to 24-0, but if you believe John Calipari, there were times tonight when he would have welcomed 23-1. Karl-Anthony Towns’ was called for a technical for hanging on the rim midway through the second half, which led to this amazing post-game moment on ESPN. As much fun as that videobomb is, Calipari was livid about the foul, at that point in the game. In the interview he said that he told the team that he hoped they would lose after the foul, and reiterated that point to open his post-game press conference. Calipari goes on to praise his talented freshman as a player and a person, but clearly this mistake, which could have proven incredibly costly in what wound up being a two point game, really bothered him.Kentucky hosts South Carolina this Saturday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

Former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart Calls Out Kyle Flood’s Decision To Switch Quarterbacks At Halftime

first_imgRutgers is in control of its season opener today, leading FCS Norfolk State 42-13 in the third quarter in Piscataway. It’s been a rough week for the Scarlet Knights, with five players arrested and later dismissed, and four more players suspended for the first half of today’s game. One of the players punished for the first half was quarterback Chris Laviano, who spent the entire off-season in a battle for the starting job with LSU transfer Hayden Rettig. Laviano’s suspension, for breaking curfew and using a fake ID, made Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood’s decision easy, as Rettig started this afternoon and played well in the first half. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score. Somewhat surprisingly, Flood elected to begin the second half with Laviano under center. It’s a choice that seems to indicate Laviano originally won the competition and Rettig only started because of circumstance. Or maybe Flood just wanted give both guys a shot. Whatever the reasoning, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart was not happy with the move.  hart tweetsTwitter/ @RyanHart13Hart played for the Scarlet Knights from 2002-05. During his senior season, Flood was an assistant under Greg Schiano. He subsequently tweeted that he still supported the embattled coach despite the decision, but he clearly did not approve of it.For what it’s worth, Laviano has connected with wide receiver Leonte Carroo for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. Looks like there could be a QB controversy in New Jersey.last_img read more

No winning ticket for Saturday nights 26 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $26 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Apr. 25 will be approximately $30 million.last_img

Insurance policy for pipeline is result of exceptional situation says Trudeau

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says putting federal cash down as an insurance policy of sorts to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built is the result of an “exceptional” political situation.Speaking in New York City a day after his government announced it would compensate Kinder Morgan for any delays in construction caused by political problems, Trudeau said he has every confidence the pipeline will proceed.“What we have proposed in our finance minister’s proposal yesterday is to remove some of the risk by providing a sort of insurance policy for this particular context of political risk,” Trudeau said. “It’s very much an exceptional situation.”Kinder Morgan halted non-essential spending on the project in April because of pending legal questions by the government of British Columbia, and the federal government now has just two more weeks to come to an agreement with the company before its May 31 deadline.The big political obstacle at play is the British Columbia government’s opposition to the project, and B.C.’s court challenge asking whether it has jurisdiction to regulate what flows through the pipeline even though Canada has jurisdiction to build it.That court challenge, filed in late April, could take months, if not years to sort out, and it has given jitters to pipeline investors who fear starting construction on the project is risky if there is a possibility no oil can ever flow through it.Those jitters are extending beyond the pipeline and threatening Canada’s competitiveness in the energy industry overall. Coupled with the unease created by the North American Free Trade Agreement’s meandering path to renegotiation — a politically imposed deadline to get a new deal in place passed by on Thursday — investor confidence in Canada is showing signs of trouble.The Bank of Canada said earlier this week that trade uncertainty due to issues like NAFTA will chill business investment in the country by two per cent this year.Combating those concerns was the main focus of much of Trudeau’s three-day trip to the United States this week, where he met with more than a dozen different business executives, pension fund managers and CEOs in New York and has more meetings planned in Boston Friday.None of those meetings involved the Trans Mountain pipeline however, Trudeau said. While Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday that if Kinder Morgan won’t build the pipeline there are others that will step in, Trudeau said he was not meeting with any such parties on this trip and is leaving the pipeline talks to Morneau.“I have tremendous confidence in our finance minister and the work he’s done with both the company in question and with leading voices and investors in the Canadian and global energy sector,” said Trudeau.“There are many people interested in seeing this project proceed.”Trudeau says Morneau has made many different contacts with people in the Canadian and global energy industries, and continues to have robust conversations with Kinder Morgan as well.Morneau would not say Thursday who else he is talking to about the pipeline project.“We’re at the table, we’ve got our sleeves rolled up, and certainly we look forward to continuing those discussions with Kinder Morgan,” he said.Trudeau said his conversations with investors this week have included reminding them that while he hopes for a speedy conclusion to NAFTA talks, Canada and the U.S. had a solid trading relationship before NAFTA existed and it is important but not the only element of the relationship now.“Trade between Canada and the United States in particular was robust, positive and extremely beneficial to both of our countries,” he said. “Regardless of how long it might take to renegotiate NAFTA — and I certainly hope it doesn’t take too much longer — the trade ties, the relationships, people to people, business to business, neighbour to neighbour will continue.”Trudeau would not directly address criticisms lobbed at him by United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney this week. Kenney said he did not believe Trudeau was smart enough to grasp complex and nuanced political issues like Trans Mountain.“I welcome robust disagreements over policy, over issues, but it is not my practice and it is not I think helpful to make personal attacks to denigrate an individual,” he said. “My father raised me better than that and I’m not going to engage.”last_img read more

MI eye revenge against KXIP

first_imgMumbai: Revenge will be on their mind when Mumbai Indians lock horns with Kings XI Punjab, the hosts looking to stretch their winning run in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday. The previous encounter between the two teams in Mohali had ended in a comprehensive eight-wicket win for Kings XI, but home conditions at the Wankhede Stadium are expected to favour MI. MI enter the match high on confidence following successive victories over holders Chennai Super Kings and last edition’s finalists Sunrisers Hyderabad. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSignificantly both these victories came mostly because of MI’s all-round bowling strength as the bowlers defended totals successfully. MI are also blessed with splendid batting firepower in the end overs from West Indian Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. Kings XI, who too have been given a shot-in-the-arm by their six-wicket victory Monday night over Sunrisers, need to chip away at the top of the MI batting as well as ensure that the big-striking Pollard and Hardik don’t take away the game like they did when carving 45 runs in the last two overs against CSK to turn the game around. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMI don’t even have anyone in the top-20 run scorers’ list this season, an indication of the depth in their batting, and have a superior fast bowling attack bolstered by the inclusion of West Indian pacer, Alzarri Joseph, who blew away Sunrisers with his record-breaking haul of 6/12 in Hyderabad in their previous game. The hosts have a formidable pace attack with Jasprit Bumrah and left-arm Jason Behrendorff also there, along with Joseph and Hardik, to utilise the bounce and carry on the Wankhede track. Kings XI, third on the table with eight points, have been top heavy in batting with K L Rahul and Mayank Agarwal leading the way with 200-plus aggregates and the indomitable Gayle too not far behind. In bowling, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin (7 wickets) has done well in five out of six games that the team has played and has got good support from the likes of Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami and Murugan Ashwin.last_img read more

To make police stations spacious and clean cops shift over 6000 vehicles

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to maintain cleanliness inside and outside police stations in the city, the Delhi Police had shifted more than 6,000 vehicles, which comes under case properties, lying in the police stations to different auto ponds/centralised malkhanas. Sources said that under the process, possibilities are there that more than 40,000 vehicles likely to be removed soon.Police sources told Millennium Post that in his crime review meetings, the Delhi Police Commissioner has taken stocks from districts and units DCPs regarding the shifting of vehicles. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In a recent meeting which held in police headquarters, the police chief reviewed the update on the progress of shifting vehicles in different districts and units,” sources said. They further added that as many as 6,233 vehicles were shifted to auto pounds where the confiscated, recovered vehicles are kept with proper details of the case in which they were involved. The facility of a auto ponds is only to decongest police station. Sources further added that one of the districts shifted 1,117 vehicles whereas two districts separately moved more than 600 vehicles. Rest of the districts shifted over 3,000 vehicles. Two units of Railways and Special Cell shifted as many as 71 vehicles. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsSources further revealed that there are possibilities of having 41,543 vehicles that might be shifted to auto ponds. A senior police officer said that bigger case properties such as vehicles, equipment and furniture are sometimes damaged by weather. “Also during the rainy season, the water gets collected in the vehicles and became breeding ground for mosquitoes. Through shifting, cleanliness will be there in the police stations,” added the officer. Another officer said that it will also make the police stations beautiful and spacious. Apart from all the city, police also inaugurated e-Malkhana in which the case property has been given a proper identity packed in a cover with a barcode in it. “Details of the case property are first entered into the software, followed by uploading of its photograph. The case property is packed in a cardboard box to prevent damage, and a unique barcode is generated which is pasted on the box,” said police.last_img read more

By the numbers Ohio State starts slow finishes strong against Maryland

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Tyquan Lewis (59) drags down Maryland redshirt junior quarterback Perry Hills on Oct. 10. OSU won 49-28. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOhio State started slow once again but scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to put away the Maryland Terrapins, 49-28, in Columbus.Maryland’s offense, after getting shut out at home the previous week to a streaking Michigan team, got on the board first after redshirt junior quarterback Perry Hills fired a 52-yard touchdown pass. The Buckeye defense, which had bailed the team out from several close calls already this season, gave up a season-high 28 points, as well as 386 yards of offense.The Terps put up a valiant effort throughout the game, going so far as to even the score at 21 in the third quarter before the cracks began to widen. Two key interceptions in the fourth quarter helped end a potential comeback from Maryland, which leads the nation in interceptions thrown.Despite defensive struggles, the biggest takeaway from Saturday’s game was the OSU offense, which in the second half finally began to play to its potential. OSU coach Urban Meyer used redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones to start drives and let redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett finish them inside the red zone.This system proved effective, as both quarterbacks looked sharp throughout most of the game. Jones completed 75 percent of his passes (21-of-28) for 291 yards and two touchdowns, while Barrett added three rushing touchdowns and 62 yards on the ground to help lead the Buckeye offense to an impressive 499 yards of total offense and 31 first downs.Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott pounded away 106 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries to lead the rushing attack, while redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller (79 yards, one touchdown), redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall (78 yards, one touchdown) and redshirt junior receiver Michael Thomas (107 yards) put up impressive performances for the receiving corps. Redshirt junior safety Tyvis Powell and redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard both added interceptions for the defense.Maryland put up arguably its best game of the season in the loss, mostly thanks to its quarterback. Hills, after not playing for the last three weeks, put up 133 yards and a score through the air while rushing for 170 yards and two more touchdowns on the ground, as he was responsible for three of the four Maryland touchdowns. By the numbers:0: Arguably the most important number of all, as OSU’s offense didn’t have a turnover for the first time since facing off against Hawaii in Week 2.17: The number of interceptions thrown by Maryland quarterbacks this season, the most in the nation.2-0: OSU’s all-time record against Maryland.21: OSU’s margin of victory over the Terps, the same amount that Mid-American Conference team Bowling Green beat Maryland by earlier this season.11: Elliott has pounded away at least 100 yards for 11 consecutive games.26: OSU’s current regular-season conference winning streak, the longest in Big Ten history.-2: The Buckeyes’ current turnover margin for the season, as they have turned the ball over 13 times in six games compared to forcing 11 turnovers from opponents. 102: The numbers of weeks OSU has been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll after the Week 7 rankings were released on Sunday, which is the most of any college football team (Oklahoma is second at 101). read more

Mens soccer OSU loses season finale at Wisconsin earns sixth seed in

Ohio State forward Yaw Amankwa (23) sends a ball past Maryland defender Chris Odoi-Atsem (28) during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s soccer team faced off against No. 24 Wisconsin in its last game of the regular season on Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin. There was a lot at stake for both teams, as the game would determine the final Big Ten standings and seeding in the Big Ten tournament.In the end, the Badgers proved to be too much for the Buckeyes, defeating the Scarlet and Gray 2-1 in Madison.Wisconsin applied a ton of pressure early on in the match, earning the majority of chances and forcing the Buckeyes to spend most of the time in their own defensive zone.In the 16th minute, Wisconsin redshirt freshman defender Elan Koenig corralled a rebound off a save from OSU keeper Parker Siegfried and finished it off to put the Badgers up 1-0.Wisconsin would add to its lead in the 44th minute, again on a rebound opportunity. This time, it was redshirt sophomore forward Isaac Schlenker who buried the ball after a save from Siegfried, extending the Badger lead to 2-0.Wisconsin held a 15-3 shot advantage through the opening period, but the Buckeyes did not go quietly into the night.Late in the second period, OSU senior forward Yaw Amankwa launched a shot from 30 yards out that was able to beat the Badger keeper and find the back of the net, cutting the deficit to 2-1.The Buckeyes desperately battled back throughout the second stanza, outshooting the Badgers 12-4 in the period. However, they would be unable to find the equalizer, and the score remained at 2-1 as time expired.Sophomore forward Abdi Mohamed did not play in the match. Senior forward Danny Jensen played 58 minutes in his return from injury after a five-game absence.The Buckeyes finish the season with a 5-12-1 record (3-4-1 B1G).The loss gives OSU a sixth seed in the Big Ten tournament, where they will rematch Wisconsin in Madison this Sunday, Nov. 6. read more

Former Buckeye Mike Vrabel reported to be returning to Ohio State as

Ohio State appears to have found a new linebackers coach in former Buckeye and Super Bowl champion Mike Vrabel. Multiple media outlets have reported Vrabel’s hiring by OSU. According to the university’s online directory, Vrabel’s working title is “Assistant Coach-Football.” In an email to The Lantern, Jerry Emig, assistant athletics communication director, said the athletic department was working Sunday on details regarding a press conference. Emig added that OSU has not “announced an (assistant) coach hire yet.” Emig also said the athletic department would release details on an upcoming press conference shortly, though he did not address what the purpose of the press conference would be. Vrabel, a former defensive end at OSU from 1993–96, was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year during both the 1995 and 1996 seasons. During his college playing days, Vrabel was also a defensive line mate with new OSU head coach Luke Fickell — Vrabel was a defensive end while Fickell played nose guard. Vrabel was drafted in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spent his first four years as a professional there. Vrabel was later traded to the New England Patriots where he became a force on both sides of the ball. In short-yardage situations, Patriots coach Bill Belichick used Vrabel as a tight end. In his eight years with the Patriots, Vrabel, who typically played linebacker, had 10 receptions, all for touchdowns. During his time in at New England, Vrabel won three Super Bowl and also appeared in the 2007 Pro Bowl. Vrabel was then traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, where he is still under contract. Media outlets have reported that multiple sources close to Vrabel expect the former Buckeye to retire from the NFL and accept the coaching position at OSU. The Kansas City Chiefs did not immediately respond to a request for a comment on Vrabel’s status with the organization. Vrabel would be coming to OSU after a recent run-in with law enforcement. On April 5, Vrabel was arrested for theft at an Indiana casino and was released later that day after posting bond. Vrabel called the arrest an “unfortunate misunderstanding.” More recently, Vrabel has been a vocal member of the NFL Players Association and is one of 10 players involved in the antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. Vrabel could not be reached for comment. read more

Football Chase Young finds himself against Penn State

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) and sophomore defensive end Chase Young (2) shake hands following the Ohio State-Penn State game on Sept. 29. Ohio State won 27-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorChase Young wants the play to go to him. He prays for it. With Penn State facing a 4th-and-5 at the Ohio State 43-yard line down one point with 82 seconds left in the game, the sophomore defensive end was lined up, ready to jump off the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped. As Nittany Lions redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley stepped off, changing the play call, Young touched his chest and pointed to the sky, something he said he does often, though it’s not caught on film. “I think everything is in God’s plan,” Young said. “I prayed and said ‘God, if this play’s coming to me, help me make it.’ I sent one up and it came to me and I made it.”As McSorley snapped the ball, Young moved around Ohio State redshirt junior defensive lineman Jashon Cornell, who held off the right tackle, immediately plugging the hole Penn State junior running back Miles Sanders attempted to run through for the first down, securing the victory for the Buckeyes. This tackle capped off a career day for Young, who recorded three tackles for loss, including two sacks, two quarterback hits and two pass breakups in Ohio State’s 27-26 win over Penn State. Young was recognized as Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week, given to the defensive end with the best performance in college football that week. Young was the second Ohio State defensive lineman to receive the award this year, with junior defensive end Nick Bosa receiving the award after his performance in the season opener against Oregon State. After Bosa suffered an injury during the TCU game, and with no clear timetable for return, Ohio State’s defensive line has had to lean on Young to become a dominant pass-rusher — something he has embraced against both Tulane and Penn State. “Coach [Urban] Meyer, he tries to tell us not to wait, so I think every chance I got to get on the field, I tried to put my best out there,” Young said. “I guess the Penn State game, I just had a real good game. I thank God I had a real good game. It was a national stage, ABC, and I just thank God that the Penn State game was that I had a good one.”Even with all the success, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson said he still sees a young player when he looks at the sophomore defensive end. With the high expectations Young had going into his career at Ohio State, a five-star recruit out of Hyattsville, Maryland, Johnson said there is still a lot more for him to learn. Things like using his hands at the line of scrimmage, something Young said Johnson called out as he watched tape from the Penn State win. However, he is looking to correct the mistakes made against Penn State for the Indiana game on Saturday. Young, according to Johnson, strives for greatness. “He’s a great learner, he wants to learn everything,” Johnson said. “He picks Nick’s brain every day on how to rush the passer, things he can learn. And I think that’s what you want out of a player who’s a highly competitive guy and wants to be a great player.” Without Bosa, Young played more snaps than he ever had in a collegiate game against Penn State. And Johnson said as he continues to play, offensive lines will have to begin to notice. But with other weapons on the defensive line, like redshirt junior defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones, Johnson said it will be hard for opposing lines to treat Young like they might Bosa. That’s the kind of attention Young wants from opponents, the attention the injured All-American has. “He wants the role,” Johnson said. “I think Chase, he’s a competitor, so he wants to do well.”So far this season, Young has shown potential. He leads the team with four sacks and is tied for the team lead with six tackles for loss. However, Young still thinks he has a ways to go to meet the expectation he has for himself. “Not close at all,” Young said. “I made a few mistakes and I got to get the corrected. Obviously, you never want to play a perfect game, but you want to play, you want to try and play a perfect game. That’s what I am trying to do.” For sophomore cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, the defensive line sets the bar for the rest of the defense in terms of what each unit strives to be. “Once everyone hits [the level of the] defensive line group, we are just all going to elevate together,” Okudah said.Even with Bosa out, that mentality for the rest of the defense has not changed. Instead, the rest of the defense strives to be like Young. read more

Official Sampaoli leaves Argentina

first_imgThe Argentine Football Association (AFA) have confirmed that head coach Jorge Sampaoli has vacated his post following Argentina’s disappointing World Cup campaignAfter two shock results against Iceland and Croatia, the South American side barely managed to scrape through the group stages of the competition before falling to eventual champions France in the Round of 16 with a 4-3 defeat.While Sampaoli had only been appointed Argentina boss in May 2017, there were reports that had emerged during the World Cup that had suggested that he was following Lionel Messi’s orders.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…Now the 58-year-old has had his contract at Argentina mutually terminated with the AFA.“The Argentine Football Association [AFA] and the ex-coach of the national team Jorge Sampaoli today reached a mutual agreement to rescind his contract,” read the statement on Sky Sports.Argentina had their worst World Cup campaign this summer since 2002, which saw them being eliminated from the group stages at Japan and South Korea.last_img read more

Kenai Hosting TRASHersize Hike This Thursday

first_imgFor additional information call 907-283-8262 or 907-283-8235. All volunteers will meet at the Kenai Public Library, and maps will be provided upon arrival. The next event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, beginning at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Spruce Street. The first event took place on August 30, and volunteers collected four trash bags with garbage along Ryan’s Creek Trail greenbelt. Each hike will be from noon to 1pm, at Ryan’s Creek Trail, and is family friendly. The city will provide bags, gloves, and water.center_img This event is hosted by the City of Kenai Parks & Recreation: “Use your lunch break to experience Kenai’s parks, exercise, and extinguish trash” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai will be hosting the second in a series of ‘TRASHercize Hike’ events on Thursday, September 20.last_img read more

Community Members Speak Out On Invocation Policy Ruling

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Residents of the Kenai Peninsula testified at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday following a recent ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court that the current prayer policy violates the State Constitution. Keith: “On behalf of many faith based groups, churches, and individuals I believe the most recent policy in giving invocations is credible and meets the first amendment clause correctly.”  Ed Jr.: “I believe that this assembly, and many of us in this room need prayer. Now, there are some in this room that may not welcome it, and we as prayer givers should accept that fact that we must have come tolerance.” Borough Attorney Colette Thompson said it’s now up to the assembly on whether to appeal the most recent ruling.center_img Something some community members believe is a waste of borough resources. Bob: “I’m requesting those of you on the assembly, or the mayor, I’d like to know how much has been spent from inception to current. This is important especially as the borough keeps saying we need more money, we need more money.”  Despite the most recent ruling the borough assembly meeting on Tuesday started off with the pledge of allegiance followed by an invocation by Borough Assembly President Wayne Ogle.last_img read more

IHCL Tata Steel prepare for EGMs to remove Cyrus Mistry Nusli Wadia

first_imgThe Taj Mahal hotel is seen in Mumbai December 14, 2008. Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which owns the Taj chain of hotels, will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on December 20 to pass resolutions for Cyrus Mistry’s removal from the company’s board.Reuters fileThe next week will be crucial for Tata Group companies in view of the EGMs that have been called to remove Cyrus Mistry from these companies.Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), the owner of Taj chain of hotels, has called for the EGM on December 20, 2016.”We now seek your support of the resolution that Tata Sons has moved in the forthcoming Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) of our companies, for the removal of Cyrus Mistry as Director…As a long-standing partner in the Tata Group companies, we seek your support of the EGM resolutions to enable our companies to continue on the path of growth and value creation, as they have done over their long-standing past history,” Ratan Tata said in a statement addressed to the shareholders of IHCL.E-voting for IHCL resolution”The e-voting period commences on December 15, 2016 (9:00 am) and ends on December 19, 2016 (5:00 pm)and thee-voting module shall be disabled by NSDL for voting thereafter. During this period Members of the Company, holding shares either in physical form or in dematerialized form, as on the cut-off date i.e. December 13, 2016 may cast their vote electronically. Once the vote on a resolution is cast by the Member, he/she shall not be allowed to change it subsequently or cast the vote again,” read the notice to shareholders.”If you are already registered with NSDL for remote e-voting then you can use existing user ID and password for casting your vote or obtain the login ID and password by sending a request at evoting@nsdl.co.in or investorrelations@tajhotels.com,” according to the notice.The procedure to login to e-Voting website is given below:Open the attached PDF file “e-Voting.pdf” giving your Client ID (in case you are holding shares in demat mode) or Folio No. (in case you are holding shares in physical mode) as password, which contains your “User ID” and “Password for e-voting”. Please note that the password is an initial password. You will not receive this PDF file if you are already registered with NSDL for e-voting.Launch internet browser by typing the URL https://www.evoting.nsdl.com/Click on “Shareholder – Login”.Put User ID and password as initial password noted in step (1) above and Click Login. If you are already registered with NSDL for e-voting then you can use your existing user ID and password. If you forgot your password, you can reset your password by using “Forgot User Details/Password” option available on www.evoting.nsdl.comPassword Change Menu appears. Change the password with new password of your choice with minimum 8 digits/characters or combination thereof.Home page of remote “e-Voting” opens. Click on e-Voting: Active Voting Cycles.Select “EVEN” of The Indian Hotels Company Limited. Members can cast their vote online from December 15, 2016 (9:00 am) till December 19, 2016 (5:00 pm).Note: e-Voting shall not be allowed beyond said time.Now you are ready for “e-Voting” as “Cast Vote” page opens.Cast your vote by selecting appropriate option and click on “Submit” and also “Confirm”, when prompted.Institutional shareholders (i.e., other than Individuals, HUF, NRI etc.) are also required to send scanned copy (PDF/JPG Format) of the relevant Board Resolution/Authority Letter etc. together with attested specimen signature of the duly authorized signatory(ies) who are authorized to vote, to the Scrutinizer through e-mail fraternitygroup2010@gmail.com with a copy marked toevoting@nsdl.co.in.Further, NSDL is pleased to inform you that NSDL has now integrated its e-Services website (https://eservices.nsdl.com/) with the aforesaid e-Voting system of NSDL, which enables you as a registered User of IDeAS facility to also access e-Voting system of NSDL for casting your votes by using your existing login credentials viz.; User ID and password of IDeAS facility. Thus, you would not be required to log-in to e-Voting system separately for casting votes in respect of the resolutions of companies.Tata Steel EGMTata Steel will be holding its extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on December 21 to seek shareholder nod for the removal of Cyrus Mistry and Nusli Wadia as directors of the company.E-voting for Tata Steel resolution”The remote e-voting period commences on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 9.00 a.m. IST and ends on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5.00 p.m. IST. During this period, Members may cast their vote electronically. Please note that the voting rights will be on the basis of shareholding as on the cut-off date, i.e. Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Any person, who is a Member of the Company as on the cut-off date is eligible to cast vote on all the resolutions set forth in the Notice of EGM,” the EGM notice for Tata Steel shareholders read.The instructions and other information for remote e-voting are: 1. Open PDF file namely “TSL remote e-voting.pdf” with your Client ID or Folio No. as password. The said PDF file contains your user ID and password/PIN for remote e-voting. Please note that the password is an initial password. You will not receive this PDF file if you are already registered with NSDL for e-voting. 2. Open the internet browser and type the following URL: https://www.evoting.nsdl.com/ 3. Click on Shareholder – Login. 4. If you are already registered with NSDL for remote e-voting then you can use your existing user ID and password/PIN for casting your vote. If you forgot your password, you can reset your password by using “Forgot User Details/Password” option available on www.evoting.nsdl.com 5. If you are logging-in for the first time, please enter the user ID and password provided in the PDF file attached with this e-mail as initial password. Click Login. 6. The Password Change Menu will appear on your screen. Change the password/PIN with new password of your choice, making sure that it contains a minimum of 8 digits or characters or a combination of both. Please take utmost care to keep your password confidential. 7. Once the remote e-voting home page opens, click on remote e-voting > Active e-Voting Cycles. 8. Select “EVEN” (E-Voting Event Number) of Tata Steel Limited which is 105772. Now you are ready for remote e-voting as Cast Vote page opens. 9. Cast your vote by selecting appropriate option and click on “Submit” and also “Confirm” when prompted. 10. Upon confirmation, the message “Vote cast successfully” will be displayed. 11. Once the vote on the resolution is cast, the Member shall not be allowed to change it subsequently. 12. Institutional shareholders (i.e., other than individuals, HUF, NRI, etc.) are required to send scanned copy (PDF/JPG format) of the relevant Board Resolution/Authority letter, etc., together with attested specimen signature of the duly authorised signatory(ies) who are authorised to vote, to the Scrutinizer through e-mail to tsl.scrutinizer@gmail.com, with a copy marked to evoting@nsdl.co.in.Tata Steel shares closed at Rs 414 on Friday on the BSE while IHCL ended at Rs 99. Tata Sons holds 28.01 percent in IHCL and 29.75 percent in Tata Steel. A general view shows the Tata Steel works in Scunthorpe, northern England, October 27, 2015. Tata Steel is the biggest steelmaker in Britain.Reuters filelast_img read more

3 killed in RAB gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationThree people were killed in what the members of Rapid Action Batttalion (RAB) called gunfights in Chattogram and Chapainawabganj districts on Thursday night and early Friday.In Chattogram, two persons were shot dead in a ‘gunfight’ with the elite force members during an anti-drug raid in Madarbari Barishal colony of Sadarghat police station on Thursday night.ASP Mimtanur Rahman of RAB-7 said a team of the force conducted a special raid at the colony, which is popularly known as a drug den, around 11:30pm.Sensing the presence of RAB members, the criminals opened fire, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, leaving two people dead on the spot, he said.In Chapainawabganj, an alleged drug peddler was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between his cohorts and RAB members at no 4-Beribadh ghat area of Padma river in Shibganj upazila early Friday.The deceased could not be identified yet.Squadron leader Syeed Abdullah Al Murad said a team of RAB-5 conducted a regular drive in the area to seize drugs.Sensing the presence of the elite force members, the criminals opened fire on RAB members, prompting them to fire back that triggered the gunfight.One of the criminals was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee, he said.Five RAB members were injured during the gunfight, Murad added.The law enforcement recovered 6.70 kgs of hemp, two pistols, five bullets and two magazines from the spot, the RAB officer said.RAB’s versions of the events were, however, could not be verified independently as no versions of the incidents were available immediately either from any witnesses or from any members of the victims’ families.last_img read more

Natya Shastra to come alive

first_imgThe rich cultural heritage of India is visually soothing and enriching to the dance and music connoisseurs, who come from all across the world to catch a glimpse. Different dance forms that have originated from various parts of the country and have been practiced accordingly, can only be witnessed at once, under one roof when a festival organises for a perfect blend of classical dance forms for enthusiasts.To make the enthusiasts come together for two days of excitement, Pracheen Kala Kendra is organising its 5th quarterly Baithak programme under the series ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ in the national Capital.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival which will be held on April 15 and 16 at Triveni Kala Sangam will feature well known talented artists of the country such as Dr Samira Koser (Kathak); Ankita Kaushik and Himanshu Srivastava (Bharatnatyam Jugalbandi); Vasu Krishna Maharaj and Vaibhav Krishna Maharaj (Kathak Duo) and Meenu Thakur & troupe (Kuchipudi Dance).With a view to create more awakening about salient features of the Indian classical dances of various forms, the Kendra has ventured to organise a two-day feast of classical dances at Triveni Kala Sangam studded with young artists. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPracheen Kala Kendra is one of the organisations engaged in the promotion of classical musical and dance in the region. With the kind patronage of the public, the Kendra has emerged as an institute of multidimensional excellence. With an aim to promote and nourish the young talented artists, the Kendra is working hard towards its goal. Pracheen Kala Kendra having its headquarters in Chandigarh, enormous sister set-ups in Mohali and Kolkata, besides liaison offices at Ludhiana and Bhubaneswar, and newly setup regional office at New Delhi, is one of the premier organisations dedicated to the promotion, preservation and dissemination of Indian classical art and culture. Established in 1956, it is the only organisation of its kind which was founded by the artists, run by the artists and which is working for the promotion of artists. It is a pioneer and professionally equipped examining and affiliating institution of national importance with a network of more than 3500 training and examination centres functioning as its affiliates all over the country and abroad including USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Mauritius, Singapore, Dubai, South Africa, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kuwait, etc.  The student strength of 2.6 lakh makes it the largest organisation of its kind in the field of arts education. The certificates and diplomas awarded by the Kendra in the subjects of Indian Classical music (vocal and instrumental), classical dances and fine arts (painting) are not only recognised by various Education Boards, Universities and state governments for employment purposes as teachers/lecturers in schools/colleges but the same are treated as equivalent to degrees under their respective jurisdictions. WHEN: April 15-16WHERE: Triveni Kala SangamTIME: 6:30 pmlast_img read more

Unity releases MLAgents toolkit v05 with Gym interface a new suite of

first_imgIn their commitment to become the go-to platform for Artificial Intelligence, Unity has released a new version of their ML-Agents Toolkit. ML-Agents toolkit v0.5 comes with more flexible action specification, a Gym interface for researchers to more easily integrate ML-Agents environments into their training workflows, and a new suite of learning environments replicating some of the Continuous Control benchmarks used in Deep Reinforcement Learning. They have also released a research paper on ML-Agents which the Unity platform has titled “Unity: A General Platform for Intelligent Agent.” Changes to the ML-Agents toolkit v0.5 A lot of changes have been made pertaining to ML-Agents toolkit v0.5. Highlighted changes to repository structure The python folder has been renamed ml-agents. It now contains a python package called mlagents. The unity-environment folder, containing the Unity project, has been renamed UnitySDK. The protobuf definitions used for communication have been added to a new protobuf-definitions folder. Example curricula and the trainer configuration file have been moved to a new config sub-directory. New features New package gym-unity which provides gym interface to wrap UnityEnvironment. The ML-Agents toolkit v0.5 can now run multiple concurrent training sessions with the –num-runs=command line option. Added Meta-Curriculum which supports curriculum learning in multi-brain environments. Action Masking for Discrete Control which makes it possible to mask invalid actions each step to limit the actions an agent can take. Fixes & Performance Improvements Replaced some activation functions to swish. Visual Observations use PNG instead of JPEG to avoid compression losses. Improved python unit tests. Multiple training sessions are available on single GPU. Curriculum lessons are now tracked correctly. Developers can now visualize value estimates when using models trained with PPO from Unity with GetValueEstimate(). It is now possible to specify which camera the Monitor displays to. Console summaries will now be displayed even when running inference mode from python. Minimum supported Unity version is now 2017.4. You can read all about the new version of ML-Agents Toolkit on the Unity Blog. Read Next Unity releases ML-Agents v0.3: Imitation Learning, Memory-Enhanced Agents and more. Unity Machine Learning Agents: Transforming Games with Artificial Intelligence. Unite Berlin 2018 Keynote: Unity partners with Google, launches Ml-Agents ToolKit 0.4, Project MARS and more.last_img read more

Microsoft has put its proposed online subscription

first_imgMicrosoft has put its proposed online subscription video platform on hold, according to news agency Reuters.
Microsoft is understood to have concerns about the cost of licensing content having concluded talks with a number of potential programming partners. It was hoping to offer current shows and live channels.The company has recently turned its focus to Xbox Live, the online portal of its gaming platform. It has signed over 40 global content partners including the BBC, Lovefilm and Netflix.last_img

Indias Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd ZEEL h

first_imgIndia’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has announced plans to launch a female-focused free-to-air TV channel in Germany by mid-2016 – its first move into the German market.The 24-hour network will air Bollywood films and Indian TV series, will target women aged 19 to 59, and be available on satellite and cable platforms, according to the company.“Our foray into Germany is a major step as part of our international expansion strategy. The objective is to establish a lasting presence and grow in the German television market,” said Amit Goenka, CEO international broadcast business, ZEEL.Neeraj Dhingra, CEO Europe at Zee TV, added: “The launch of the channel will signify ZEEL´s entry into one of the world´s most important television markets, in which the Bollywood genre is still barely represented as yet.“With 210,000 hours of programming and more than 3,500 film titles, our endeavour is to delight the German audiences with Indian content.”last_img read more