Ruling is further evidence of NCAA tightening stranglehold on college athletes

If “Tattoogate” has truly resulted in any inking, it’s colored Ohio State’s student-athletes black and blue — by the NCAA. The NCAA’s ruling has put OSU’s hopes for a strong run next season into jeopardy. It not only forces five impact players to sit out the first five games of the season — including non-conference games at home against Colorado and on the road against Miami (Fla.) — but also has seemingly put the early nails in the coffin for  quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s Heisman campaign next season. In fact, the ruling suddenly has diminished Pryor’s prospects for even returning to the gridiron his senior season. Despite all that, the bigger issue involved here is the NCAA hammering its soulless, iron fist. In what’s now being called “Tattoogate,” five OSU football players — Pryor, Daniel “Boom” Herron, Mike Adams, DeVier Posey and Solomon Thomas — must sit the first five games of the 2010–11 football season and repay between $1,000 and $2,500 to charity. All because they sold their personal belongings and traded autographs for tattoos. None of these players was taking payouts from agents, receiving free Hummers or partying on private yachts with rappers. Instead, Pryor sold his things to help out his mother, Pryor’s high school coach Ray Reitz told ESPN. The reality of life is that sometimes people need to sell their things to get by, even if they’re cherished. We don’t know what sentimental value these players placed on the rings, awards and jerseys they sold, but if these players truly were in financial need, is it really appropriate for the NCAA to punish them so harshly? Few people actually want to sell their wedding ring, but sometimes it’s necessary to help make ends meet. Buckeye fans might feel a little stung that Pryor sold a Big Ten championship ring and his Gold Pants, but if Pryor truly was trying to help out his family, can we really be that upset with him? And is trading a tattoo for an autograph really so bad? It’s not like these players were trading tattoos for an all-expense-paid vacation to a party at the Playboy Mansion. Erik Kuselias of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” makes a good point: These athletes can receive hundreds of dollars in free merchandise for playing in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, but trading an autograph for a tattoo is worthy of a five-game suspension? Great logic, NCAA. Great logic. Let’s not forget the NCAA’s inconsistency, either. Earlier this year, the NCAA ruled that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was eligible to play, despite reports that his father was shopping him around to universities for six-figure payouts. However, according to the NCAA, an investigation is still ongoing. The NCAA also took several years to reach a verdict in the Reggie Bush case at USC, where Bush received $300,000 in illegal benefits. Bush played at USC from 2003-05, and it wasn’t until June 2010 that the NCAA placed the program on four years probation, forced them to vacate victories and stripped them of scholarships. Being angry with these players for making a mistake might not be the best way to direct our aggression. Instead, we should be more upset with the NCAA for its ridiculous stranglehold on the lives of student-athletes. We should also push the OSU athletic department to educate student-athletes more thoroughly on rules violations. Athletic director Gene Smith even admitted Thursday in a statement that OSU didn’t do a sufficient job educating its student-athletes about these types of violations. And remember that report in The Lantern saying that OSU has an allocation of about $500,000 set aside to help student-athletes in financial need? Perhaps OSU should do a better job of letting these players know they aren’t going to be totally hung out to dry if their wallets are running on empty. It’s not known for sure what the intentions of the players were yet or what the money was spent on, but if the players truly had only good intentions, the NCAA’s ruling is just another case of the NCAA exploiting its embarrassing and illogical stranglehold on each and every move student-athletes make. read more

Ohio State offensive linemen changing for the better

Ohio State quarterbacks were protected from contact during Saturday’s Spring Game, but they still saw their fair share of pressure. Rising sophomore Braxton Miller and rising redshirt junior Kenny Guiton saw 11 plays blown dead for “sacks,” though the players weren’t actually tackled during the Scarlet team’s 20-14 victory against the Gray team. Despite the sacks allowed by the Scarlet and Gray teams’ offensive linemen, OSU remains confident in that position group. Redshirt junior Jack Mewhort saw limited action for the Scarlet team during the game, but saw his side concede seven sacks by the end of the game. Mewhort credited some of the Scarlet offensive line’s dysfunction to the player draft for the Spring Game, which separated players who were used to playing next to one another. “I thought guys battled really well. I don’t know if we’re necessarily getting beat up,” Mewhort said after the game. “You know, we weren’t the cohesive unit that we are. Guys were playing next to different guys than usual. I was proud of the way the guys went out and battled. I think guys competed.” Throughout spring ball, senior defensive lineman John Simon said he was impressed with how the group of linemen has come together. Simon also said he expects the offensive linemen to be an area of strength for the Buckeyes by the fall. “As an (offensive) line, you can’t really pick one guy,” Simon said. “It’s more, O-line has to play cohesive, and I think they do that. They really learned each other and they’re really comfortable with each other and, you know, a lot of guys that are just very sound at blocking in general. “I think our O-line is going to be tremendous and a strong point of our team this year.” First-year OSU coach Urban Meyer said he has seen the unit progress since he took over the program. “I had three or four miss my first team meeting,” Meyer said. “Unfortunately, we had a couple miss my second team meeting.” With spring ball having come and gone, Meyer said the unit begun positive trends in key areas. “Their bodies are changing a little bit,” Meyer said, “and their attitudes are changing.” OSU opens its 2012 season Sept. 1 against Miami (Ohio) at Ohio Stadium. read more

Batshuayi confirms his season is over

first_imgBorussia Dortmund loan star Michy Batshuayi has admitted that his season is now “probably over” after sustaining an ankle injury during their defeat to rivals Schalke 04 over the weekendThe Belgium international had to be taken off on a stretcher after a challenge by Schalke’s Benjamin Stambouli.Batshuayi later took to Twitter to inform fans that his season is now most likely over with his prospects of making the World Cup for Belgium currently uncertain.“Well its not good news for now, my season is probably over, and i wont be able to pay @BVB back for their confidence … Thank you all the amazing amount of love I received since yesterday. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days. See you soon” wrote the 24 year-old.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…Well its not good news for now, my season is probably over, and i wont be able to pay @BVB back for their confidence … ?? Thank you all the amazing amount of love I received since yesterday. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days. See you soon ??— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) 16 April 2018The forward had enjoyed a superb start at Dortmund, since arriving on the final day of the January transfer window on a loan deal from Chelsea, and had scored seven goals in his 10 appearances in the Bundesliga.last_img read more

Loris Karius I was never told to leave by Liverpool

first_imgLoris Karius has denied he was ever told by Liverpool to leave this summerThe German goalkeeper ended a two-year stay at Anfield this summer for a move to Turkish giants Besiktas on loan after Liverpool signed Alisson Becker from AS Roma.The decision to sign the Brazil international came after Karius’ mistakes in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in May’s Champions League final.“It was a super season with a very unfortunate end, but you must get over it,” Karius told Bild.“I knew that I must get up again and not hide and only concern myself with the past. It was a super team performance to just reach the final. Nobody can take that away from me. Not many German keepers can say they’ve played in a Champions League final.“A lot of things came together that day, and even though nobody wants to hear about it, you will never know how much my mistakes were connected to the injury which was diagnosed later. That’s no excuse — just an explanation.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.A possible explanation for Karius’ mistakes at Kiev could come through a concussion he suffered after Sergio Ramos’ elbow hit him.The Real Madrid captain never apologised to Karius afterwards and the German admitted he watched the footage several times for the next two weeks.“For one [or] two weeks, it was on my mind every day,” he said.“You sometimes don’t understand how a situation like that can happen,” he said. “I wanted to understand it better and that’s why I watched everything again that night and the following day.”Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained his reasons for parting with Karius were nothing personal.last_img read more

Davies believes HudsonOdoi trying to emulate Sancho

first_imgDerby County defender believes Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is trying to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho.The 18-year-old winger has been a subject of three rejected bids from Bayern Munich this transfer window, as the Bundesliga giants are keen to lure him away from Chelsea.Hudson-Odoi is understood to be keen on a move to Germany in search more first-team football after only featuring three times in the Premier League for the Blues.Davies believes watching Sancho, who left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017, flourish due to more first-team action has made Hudson-Odoi more unsettled at Stamford Bridge.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The former Hull City defender said, according to Sky Sports:“It’s whether Chelsea will offer him a big deal and will say ‘we want you to be involved in games’ like he has been recently, or whether he decides he wants to leave and join Bayern Munich and try to do what Jadon Sancho did, which is leave a British club and now find himself in the England squad and playing at the top of the Bundesliga.”last_img read more

Agriculture holds first Open Day

first_img Related Items:#AgricultureholdsfirstOpenDay, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 23, 2017 – Providenciales – The Department of Agriculture today celebrated farming down town at the Town Center Mall from 10am to 3pm.   Farmers, mainly from North Caicos will be on island for a showcase of their produce and livestock.Residents were welcomed out for the Agriculture Open Day which will also featured, introduction to new technologies in farming, other government agencies including National Trust, DECR, Environmental Health and display by Shining Stars Preparatory school, plus gardening supplies.   Magnetic Media was there to host part of the day, and that meant filming of Turquoise Morning.We captured many views on farming, the event and official comments including the opening by Health Minister, Edwin Astwood.#MagneticMediaNews#AgricultureholdsfirstOpenDaylast_img read more

Condé Nasts Allure and Brides Team Up for Special Edition Beauty Box

first_img For the first time, the beauty magazine will collaborate with Brides to create a special edition Bridal Box, the first of several such collaborations Allure has planned for the year ahead, publisher and chief revenue officer Agnes Chapski announced today. “We love the idea of combining our forces to introduce and bring consumers the best products that represent both our brands,” said Chapski in a statement. Looking to tap the recurring, direct consumer revenue well coveted by publishers, Allure debuted the Beauty Box program around mid-2014, as a successor to the former Allure Sample Society. Since then, it’s grown the program’s base to about 30,000 monthly, paying subscribers, according to Fashionista. Featuring brands like Aerin, Kaplan MD, and Rimmel, 5,000 custom-designed boxes will include ten deluxe product samples in total, curated by Allure editor Michelle Lee and Brides editor Keija Minor. Despite a retail value of $131, the Bridal Box can be purchased for $49.95 on Allure’s website (non-limited-edition Beauty Box subscriptions cost $15 per month or $165 per year). The special-edition boxes come with a “mini magazine” featuring content from both Allure and Brides.center_img Allure will be giving subscribers to its monthly Beauty Box product sample kits a taste of some Condé Nast sister titles. The collaboration isn’t limited to Brides. Later this year, Allure plans to introduce Beauty Boxes alongside Condé Nast Traveler (Travel Essentials), Teen Vogue (Back-to-School), and GQ (Grooming). last_img read more

New Netflix Ultraman anime trailer shows off mega monster battles

first_img TV and Movies More Netflix shows 50 Photos Share your voice 0 Post a comment Netflix’s upcoming Ultraman anime series has a new hero — and new villains to battle. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Monsters and aliens beware. A new Ultraman is ready to take on any bad guys coming this way in the upcoming Netflix anime series. In the new trailer released Monday, we see high school student Shinjiro Hayata — son of Shin, the original Ultraman — who’s forced to take over his father’s heroic role 12 years after the events of the original series.  “Shin Hayata’s son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman,” according to the Netflix description. The new footage also reveals that the reptile-like monster Bemular and a new threat called Pseudo-Man, among others, will come up against Ultraman.Ultraman is known for its unusual-looking monsters that make Godzilla and his buddies look like harmless Sesame Street residents. Here’s hoping we’ll see past monsters like Pestar, Guesra, Zetton and Pigmon in the new Ultraman series. Netflix’s The OA Part II trailer has an alternative universe twist Netflix mind-bender Altered Carbon gets Marvel actors for season 2 Take a five-hour bubble bath with Big Mouth’s Hormone Monstress Tags Directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), the new storyline is based on the Ultraman manga created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi and published back in 2015.The new Ultraman anime series debuts worldwide on Netflix on April 1.  2019 TV shows you can’t miss Netflixlast_img read more

Apple says a former engineer coinvented tech in Qualcomm patent dispute

first_img reading • Apple says a former engineer co-invented tech in Qualcomm patent dispute Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments 4 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tech Industry Apple Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego. Tania González/CNET Apple said Tuesday that one of its engineers contributed to a patent Qualcomm says the iPhone maker infringed on, a twist in the long-running legal dispute between the two companies. Apple said the concept behind the patent, which allows a smartphone to connect to the internet quickly once the device boots up, was proposed by Arjuna Siva, who worked for Apple before the 2011 release of the first iPhone that used a Qualcomm chip. Apple, which said Siva should be named on the patent, argued the point on the second day of a trial in a San Diego federal court.Qualcomm is suing Apple in a federal court over three patents registered to the chipmaker that Qualcomm says Apple infringed. The trial is one front in a wide-ranging legal battle between the two tech giants. Two years ago, the Federal Trade Commission, aided by Apple and Intel, accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in modem chips. The agency argued Qualcomm has driven up the cost of phones and hurt consumers because its high royalty rates stopped competitors from entering the market. That trial took place in January, and the parties are currently waiting for a decision.Before Apple first released iPhones that use Qualcomm chips, the two companies worked together so Qualcomm could meet Apple’s requirements for the components. To do that, the companies emailed back and forth and held calls together. The project was so secretive that the companies used code names for each other: Apple was “Maverick” and Qualcomm was “Eureka.”Apple says that while the two companies were in discussions, then-Apple engineer Arjuna Siva came up with the idea that Qualcomm would later patent. Siva, who now works at Google, will testify later in the trial.”Does Qualcomm believe in giving credit where credit is due?” Apple’s counsel, Joseph Mueller of Wilmer Hale, asked Monday. Stephen Haehnichen, Qualcomm’s director of engineering and one of the inventors listed on the patent, said Siva didn’t deserve credit for the invention. When asked what contribution Siva made, he replied, “Nothing at all.”In his testimony, Haehnichen said Apple asked Qualcomm to build something the company had never made before, and to do it on a very short timeline. When Qualcomm delivered, Haehnichen was thrilled. “It was clear this was going to change the way we build modems,” he said Monday. “It was going to be meaningful to Qualcomm.”The San Diego trial, presided over by US District Judge Dana Sabraw, is more technical than the other parts of the legal battle. But it could have implications for how your phone is made and how much it costs. In addition to the boot-up patent, the companies are fighting over a patent that deals with graphics processing and battery life, and a third one that lets apps on your phone download data more easily by directing traffic between the apps processor and the modem.On Monday, Apple sought to paint the picture that Qualcomm was hasty and careless when it filed its patents. Mueller, Apple’s counsel, showed a slide created by Haehnichen that he presented to his team at an all-hands meeting. The slide, titled “Patents, go get ’em,” has a picture on it of cash bills fanned out. A bullet point under the title says “poker chips,” and notes employees get $1,500 for filing a patent, and another $1,500 for the patent being issued. It isn’t uncommon for companies to reward their engineers for patents. Haehnichen said he was just trying to encourage his team of engineers, who typically like to code and build but not present their ideas and work with lawyers over patent language. He said he was trying to remind his team that the work is worth the effort. “It’s important to our R&D business,” he said.  Share your voice Tags Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • See All Qualcomm Applelast_img read more

Kotak Mahindra Bank beats SBI to become Indias 2nd most valuable lender

first_imgKotak Mahindra Bank pips SBIReuters filePrivate lender Kotak Mahindra Bank Monday surpassed country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) to become India’s second most valuable bank for the first time.HDFC Bank Ltd is country’s most valuable bank with a market capitalization of Rs 5.04 trillion.Shares of the Kotak Mahindra Bank managed by billionaire Uday Kotak surged 1.8 percent to a record high of Rs 1170.05 Monday. The market capitalization of Kotak Mahindra Bank was Rs 2.23 trillion, while SBI’s market value was Rs 2.22 trillion Monday.At the starting of 2018, SBI’s market value was 44 percent more than that of Kotak Mahindra Bank. Since then, shares of SBI have declined nearly 19 percent due to the posting of loss in December quarter and bad loan problems faced by state-run banks, while that of Kotak Mahindra Bank have risen 16 percent.After a $2 billion fraud allegedly committed by Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi was detected at the Punjab National Bank’s Mumbai branch, public sector banks in the country have been hobbled by bad loans and rising defaults across the corporate sector and have cut back on big-ticket lending.Since then many banks reported exposure to financial scams and CBI booked various public sector officials and top management staffs.ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, YES Bank, Bandhan Bank, Punjab National Bank are in the top 10 positions according to market capitalization.last_img read more

4 police officials promoted to DIG

first_imgFour senior police officials have been promoted to the rank of deputy inspector general (DIG), according to UNB.The public security division of the home ministry issued a notification on Thursday in this regard.The four promoted officers are additional commissioner (current charge) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Abdul Baten, its joint commissioner Imtiaj Ahmed, additional DIG of Police Bureau of Investigation (PIB) Md Mainul Hasan and additional DIG of Dhaka Range Md Abu Kalam Siddique.last_img read more

Oikya Front to protest vote rigging Wednesday

first_imgJatiya Oikya Front.File photoJatiya Oikya Front will form a human chain wearing black badge in the capital on Wednesday, protesting what it said ‘vote robbery’ in the 30 December election, reports UNB.The programme will begin at 3pm in front of the National Press Club and conclude at 4 pm with the participation of Oikya Front leaders and activists.Senior leaders of the alliance will address the programme, said Gano Forum training affairs secretary Rafiqul Islam Pathik.On 31 January last, Jatiya Oikya Front spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme after a meeting of the steering committee of the alliance at Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber.The alliance will hold a public hearing with the participation of Oikya Front candidates and victimised voters on 24 February on the same ground.Jatiya Oikya Front, a platform of five parties, including BNP and Gano Forum, turned down the 30 December election results, bringing the allegations of massive ‘vote robbery’.last_img read more

McCain fighting cancer resigned to fate

first_imgUS Senator John McCain heads to the Senate floor ahead of votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on 6 December 2017. Photo: ReutersUS senator John McCain, the maverick Republican who survived a Vietnam War prison camp and ran unsuccessfully for president, is discontinuing medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family said in a statement on Friday, a year after he announced his diagnosis.”John has surpassed expectations for his survival,” the family said, adding that the disease’s progression and McCain’s age, 81, have led him to stop treatment for the “aggressive glioblastoma.””With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment,” the family said.McCain, who has represented Arizona in the Senate and House of Representatives for 35 years, has said the cancer was discovered in July 2017 and he has not been at the US Capitol this year. He also had surgery for an intestinal infection in April.McCain has had a reputation for speaking his mind, which led to a running feud with President Donald Trump. Sources close to McCain have said Trump would not be invited to the funeral.The McCain-Trump relationship grew heated in 2015 when McCain said Trump’s candidacy had “fired up the crazies.” Trump retorted that the senator was “not a war hero” and referred to McCain’s years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese by saying: “I like people who weren’t captured.”McCain castigated Trump last month for his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin, issuing a statement that called their joint news conference “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.” He said Trump was “not only unable but unwilling to stand up to Putin.”McCain sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 but lost out to George W. Bush. He secured the nomination in 2008 but was defeated by Democratic nominee Barack Obama.McCain has been known as a conservative and a foreign policy hawk with a traditional Republican view of world affairs. He has had a reputation for a hot temper and rarely shied away from a fight but has had Democratic fans who admired the way he could take a civil, bipartisan approach.McCain is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and his colleagues named the $716 billion defense policy bill for him. Trump did not mention McCain when he signed it earlier this month.”Very sad to hear this morning’s update from the family of our dear friend @SenJohnMcCain,” Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said on Twitter. “We are so fortunate to call him our friend and colleague. John, Cindy, and the entire McCain family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult hour.”Former secretary of State John Kerry, a Democrat who served in the Senate with McCain, tweeted, “God bless John McCain, his family, and all who love him – a brave man showing us once again what the words grace and grit really mean.”McCain is the son and grandson of Navy admirals and after graduating from the US Naval Academy became a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. He was shot down during a bombing run over Hanoi and captured on 26 October 1967. The crash and assault by his captors left him with two broken arms, a broken leg, broken shoulder and numerous stab wounds.He spent the next 5-1/2 years in various prisons, including the notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” where he was tortured and left with lasting disabilities.McCain provided one of the most dramatic moments in recent Senate history in July 2017 when he voted against a Trump-backed bill that would have repealed the healthcare law pushed through by President Barack Obama.The vote came late at night not long after McCain’s diagnosis and he still bore a black eye and scar from the surgery when he gave an emphatic thumbs-down gesture to scuttle the measure.Trump was furious about McCain’s vote and frequently referred to it at rallies but without mentioning McCain by name.McCain was elected to the House in 1982 and after two terms was elected to the Senate to replace retiring conservative leader Barry Goldwater.last_img read more

Over 300 adolescents involved in 99 Dhaka murders

first_img.Over 300 adolescents have been involved in 99 murder incidents over the past 16 years, according to records of different courts in Dhaka.“Young children are becoming more and more involved in murder in Dhaka,” said state prosecutor Shahabuddin Miah who has been conducting cases for over three years at the Dhaka juvenile court.Speaking to Prothom Alo, he said they are killed in clashes between seniors and juniors. Adolescents are involved in these incidents, Shahabuddin Miah added. Prothom Alo investigations reveal that over the past one and a half years, at least 120 adolescents have been involved in 13 murders, and cases have been filed in their names. Of them, 27 have been arrested and detained at the juvenile development centre in Gazipur.Previously juvenile crimes were tried at the Dhaka juvenile court. From 19 January this year, such cases are being tried at the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal. Till 31 December 2018, there were 1,381 cases under trial at the juvenile court, 86 of these being murder cases. These incidents took place over the past 15 years.Police have even issued charge sheets against over 150 young boys.The children arrested in such crimes are sent to the juvenile development centre in Tongi, Gazipur. Supervisor of the centre, Jahangir Hossain Chowdhury, told Prothom Alo, till 30 April this year, there were 724 young boys at the centre, who had been involved in crimes related to drugs, murder, assaulting women and children and such.A senior official of the juvenile development centre, on condition of anonymity, said that 277 of the 723 child inmates were accused in drug-related cases. After drugs, the most cases against these young ones were related to rape and killing.According to Prothom Alo’s findings, most of the arrested children were involved in narcotics. Records of Dhaka’s juvenile court show that police had issued charge sheets in 146 narcotic cases against the young ones. There were 68 cases against adolescents accused of theft. Then there were 61 cases against over 150 adolescents accused of rape, attempted rape and sexual abuse.The social welfare department deals with child ‘criminals’ who have been brought under the law. An official of the department, Suman Madhu, told Prothom Alo, these young ones are being involved in drugs, killing, rape, mugging and all sorts of crime. Such cases are on the rise.Why are the young ones turning to murder?Documents relating to 30 murder cases against adolescents reveal that most of the murders among these young boys are a result of clashes between juniors and seniors. Of the 30 murders, 14 were because of these conflicts. Both sides in the clashes were acquainted with each other. The young boys were also involved in clashes over rivalry related to love affairs. Six of the 30 murders were the result of such love-related rivalry.These young gangs were also involved in spreading their power in various areas of Dhaka city. Six of the 30 murders were related to these power tussles.The murder cases against adolescents indicate that the young victims of such murders are mostly between 12 and 17 years of age. And most of the killers are between 15 and 18 years of age.Shaon, a 15-year-old student of Gandaria High School in the capital city, was seriously injured during a gang fight near his school at 10:30 on Saturday night. He succumbed to his injuries and died the next day. Eight days before this incident, 15-year-old Yasin Arafat was killed in Hazaribagh of the city. Police say both Shaon and Yasin were killed as a result of conflict between seniors and juniors.Fifteen-year-old Arif would work in a factory of Old Dhaka. He was stabbed to death on 15 March this year in front of Dhaka University’s Curzon Hall. Police say six members of an adolescent criminal gang killed him. They would regularly carry out snatching and mugging in the High Court mazar area.Professor of criminal science at Dhaka University, Zia Rahman, spoke to Prothom Alo about the reasons why these young boys were getting involved in crime. He said, the relationship which the adolescents are supposed to have with society is missing. Social and family control has broken down. A large section of the adolescents are obsessed with the Internet and video games. They turn to pornography. Overall, there has been a change in the psychological mindset of adolescents. That is why they become involved in all sorts of serious crime.Senior-junior clashesEighteen-year-old Shakil was killed on 1 November 2012 in Bhatara. Police told the court that before Eid, Shakil had become involved in senior-junior clashes with fugitive criminal Sher Khan in Bhatara. He was killed in these clashes.On 12 April last year, SSC candidate Russel Rony was killed. One of the accused in the case revealed in court that Russel used to study in Khilgaon Government Quarter High School. On the day of the incident he had gone to play cricket in the local playing ground and his team won. This resulted in clashes with the defeated team and Russel was stabbed and killed in the clashes.Lawyer Faruk Ahmad has fought cases on behalf of many adolescents and has interacted with their families. He told Prothom Alo, family ties are not like before. Many parents in Dhaka cannot give their children time. Many young ones are turning to drugs. There is a strange propensity among these young boys to display their ‘heroism’.Gangs and power playShezan, a 15-year-old boy, was killed on 7 March this year next to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. A juvenile criminal gang of Chawk Bazar and Bangshal was involved in the killing. Three of the gang members were arrested. The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) told the court in March that there were several senior-junior groups in Suritola, Chankarpool and Malitola of Chawk Bazar and Bangshal. There was a power struggle between these groups over gaining control of the localities.Deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Lalbagh zone, Ibrahim Khan, told Prothom Alo, gangs cannot grow in Old Dhaka in the same manner that the gang culture has grown in Uttara because Old Dhaka is too congested. However, Shaon Hossain, uncle of the killed Shezan, said there are adolescent groups in Chawk Bazar and Bangshal. They are involved in all sorts of crime in the area.Love conflictsRounak Hossain, an HSC student, was killed on 1 March last year in Old Dhaka’s judge court area. Police told the court that he was killed as a result of conflict over a love affair.About four years ago on 19 October 2014, a businessman was killed in Mirpur. Police investigations revealed that the businessman’s wife was involved in a love affair with a young boy. The boy, along with three of his associates, killed the businessman.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabir.last_img read more

Suburban DC Baseball Standout Khalil Lee a Perfectionist Among His Peers

first_imgOn any given weeknight, Khalil Lee is likely to be dancing around the house with his mother, Kisha. From two-stepping to Motown hits, and doing “the dougie” to rapping with Fetty Wap, the Flint Hill School senior knows how to have fun.Lee’s fun-loving personality follows him on to the field as well—according to the 17-year-old, baseball games should be enjoyable.“I like to make the game fun. I might even tell a couple jokes on the baseball field, just to keep everything light,” said Lee, a Centreville, Va. native. “I don’t want to be stern the whole time. I think I’m really composed and calm during the games.”His confidence and poise on the field can be credited to his outlook on practice. Lee, who grew up playing youth sports with his sister, Hana, places heavy emphasis on following a routine over and over again, to the point where it almost becomes second nature. His perfectionist mindset dates back to his toddler years, when Lee would spend hours in the front yard, hitting pitches thrown by his father, Robert.“It was fun, but I was like, ‘man, this boy can really hit the ball. He’s got good hand eye coordination at such a young age,’” said the elder Lee.The 5-foot, 11-inch centerfielder also serves as a left-handed pitcher for Flint Hill under head coach Tom Verbanic, clocking in at more than 90 mph. Although he’s known for his easygoing attitude, when he’s at the plate, a more aggressive side of Lee is revealed. Just ten games into the spring 2016 season, his keen batting eye and superior speed propelled him to the forefront of high school players to watch in the Washington metropolitan area. In fact, Lee currently leads his peers with five home runs, and has 23 runs, good for second place.After a strong showing last fall, winning the World Wood Bat Association World Championship as a member of the Evoshield Canes, Lee established himself as a force to be reckoned with heading into this season. He was named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American and 2016 Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American.Committed to Liberty University, Lee has his sights set on becoming a professional baseball player. However, his backup plan speaks volumes to his eagerness to confront challenges, both on and off the field.“I’d be an electrical engineer, because I really enjoy math and science. In math, it’s just like on the baseball field. There’s always a problem that really challenges you,” said Lee. “I like challenges, and it’s been pretty good for me to learn how to figure out problems using critical thinking.”Despite being a top high school prospect, Lee hasn’t let the pressure get to his head. In fact, his recent success can partly be credited to his tendency to welcome a challenge with a smile. “My ideal game situation would be bases loaded, bottom of the seventh inning, 3-2 count and we’re down by at least one or two runs. I’m up at the plate, and that’s when the most pressure is on,” said Lee. “You either get out or you hit the game-winning hit. Either way, whatever happens is on you.”last_img read more

Best of Last Week – First photo of light as particlewave the

first_img Citation: Best of Last Week – First photo of light as particle/wave, the dark side of cosmology and a hormone that mimics exercise (2015, March 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from In space news, David Spergel, an astrophysicist at Princeton, offered a compelling look at the dark side of cosmology—and explained why scientists are so sure that dark matter and dark energy exist. Also, a team analyzing data from the Keck telescope discovered, all jokes aside, a giant methane storm on Uranus, a surprise, as the planet’s atmosphere was not known to be so energetic. And speaking of energy, researchers working at Northumbria University described a breakthrough in energy harvesting that could someday power life on Mars—it is a motor that runs on carbon dioxide and is based on the Leidenfrost effect.It was also a good week for technology development as a team of students launched a desktop recycler that turns pop bottles into 3D printer plastic—a development that could greatly reduce the cost of printing 3D objects. Another team investigating bucky-balls developed a buckybomb that shows the potential power of nanoscale explosives—the reaction showed a huge increase in temperature and pressure in just a fraction of a second. And a combined team of researchers from the U.S. and Japan announced a breakthrough in OLED technology—their devices, they claim, can produce brilliant low-power light sources. A team at Rutgers University reported that they have found a link between BPA exposure and autism spectrum disorder—a finding that could have widespread implications for the widely used plastic. And researchers at the Technical University of Ilmenau announced that their research indicates that Na-ion batteries are getting closer to replacing Li-ion batteries.And finally, if you happen to be one of the millions who find it difficult to diet and exercise, a team of researchers at USC announced a newly discovered hormone that mimics the effects of exercise—perhaps someday soon, instead of getting out and doing stuff, people can just take a pill when they eat to keep themselves in shape. 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. Explore further (—It was another interesting week for physics as a team working at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne found a way to take the first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave. Meanwhile, another team working at UC Santa Barbara announced that they had developed the first-ever quantum device that detects and corrects its own errors—a necessary precursor in developing a full quantum computer. Students launch desktop recycler that turns pop bottles into 3D printer plastic © 2015 Phys.orglast_img read more

Gurung urges political outfits to unite for Gorkhaland

first_imgDarjeeling: On the heels of talks on Bodoland in Delhi, Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung who is in hiding, made an appeal to all hill political outfits to unite and hold similar parleys with the Centre for the formation of Gorkhaland.On Thursday, a tripartite talk was held between the Centre, Assam Government and pro-Bodoland forces in Delhi, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The pro-Bodoland forces had dubbed the meeting fruitful. A day after the meeting, Gurung dispatched audio clips from an undisclosed location appealing to all hill political outfits to unite for the formation of Gorkhaland.last_img read more

President to inaugurate IITF

first_imgIt is that time of the year when people, from all over the country as well as from abroad, gather in large numbers to explore the opportunities the national Capital has to offer.In that context, the 35th edition of India International Trade, the annual flagship event of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), will be inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee, President of India on November 14 at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan.Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of State (I/C) Commerce & Industry will preside over the inaugural function. The theme of the fair for this year will be ‘Make in India’. Regarding the same, LC Goyal, IAS, Chairman and Managing Director, said, “This year, IITF and its ‘Make in India’ theme will project its deep commitment to fulfill the vision of the Prime Minister of India. Extending India’s global appeal for investment in diverse sectors, ‘Smart Cities’, Digital India, Model Villages, Clean Ganga Mission and ‘Jan Dhan Yojna’ will be depicted in the Central and State pavilions, which have also been encouraged to dedicate themselves to ‘Swachh Bharat’.”  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’IITF is the ultimate manifestation of India’s size, progress, diverse culture and achievements attained in core and sunrise sectors. It is a unique point for coming together of modern technology and traditional skills. It has tremendous significance for the business community as they have to play a critical role in sustainable, inclusive and job-led growth and development. The fair provides a reliable and tested platform to SME exporters, entrepreneurs and investors.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis year, the partner country is Afghanistan with the focus country being Bangladesh. The partner states are Goa and Jharkhand and the focus state is Madhya Pradesh.The fair will provide various facilities including discount to new start-ups and young entrepreneurs. Over 7000 firms from India and overseas are participating in the fair with overseas participation from countries namely Afghanistan, Arab Republic of Egypt, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Cuba, Germany, Guyana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, UAE, Uganda and Vietnam.  Tickets can be purchased online for five days. Also, the entry of school children will be free during the business days as applicable. ITPO will also introduce circular bus services inside Pragati Maidan with the colour code green, red and violet, for the convenience of the visitors. This will ensure easy accessibility to visit pavilions from one corner to the other within a frequency of ten minutes. The Bus service which is free of cost is primarily for senior citizens and differently abled persons.The theme in IITF is ‘Make in India’ which aims to publicize the infrastructure of every state. ITPO is installing 50 KVA solar energy panel plant on the roof of the Administrative Block. IITF 2015 will be supplemented with several conferences, seminars, workshops, State Day celebrations and cultural programmes. The diversity of Indian ethnic cuisines will also be available at specified outlets. Besides, a large number of groups and individual craftsperson from all corners of the country are participating in the ‘Saras’ projection.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   In a segment called “Way Too Early Predictions for Super Bowl LI,” Sessler picks the Arizona Cardinals to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in a rematch of Super Bowl XLIII for all the marbles next season.“The Cardinals, really, collapsed against Carolina in the playoffs, but for so many weeks of the season, they were the most electrifying offense in football,” Sessler said. “I think they can absolutely can get back — they get Tyrann Mathieu back on defense.“This is a team that drafts very well and knows exactly how to fit free agents in. So Steelers-Cardinals? Book it.”The Cardinals did stumble down the stretch in 2015. After pounding the Green Bay Packers 38-8 in Week 16 to wrap up a first-round bye in the NFC Playoffs, they were throttled by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 and struggled to get by Green Bay in the Divisional Round, needing overtime to win 26-20.Of course, that led into a 49-15 rout at the hands of Carolina in the NFC Championship Game.According to early odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Cardinals have very good Super Bowl odds. Bruce Arians’ team opened with 10-1 odds to win it all next season, tied with Green Bay for the second-best odds in the league. Seattle, New England and Pittsburgh all opened with 8-1 odds. The same sports book has the Cardinals at 5-1 to win the NFC championship. It’s over.After 22 weeks of action, the 2015 NFL season came to an end last Sunday when the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.But as we all know, the NFL wheel never really stops spinning — even in the absence of games.Many analysts are already making predictions on what two teams will meet for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston next February. One of those pundits is Marc Sessler from NFL Network. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Yu Ting university graduates entrepreneurship charity

if you are a university graduate, you can find a stable job, or you can become a successful entrepreneur, then, you are willing to adopt a child at a young age? She is only 25 years old, not married, but has a child, the children are from the same place, Sichuan, Liangshan. Who is she, why are there so many children?

she is outstanding graduates, Wuchang Institute of Yu Shouyi Ting, general manager of Wuhan Zimo Arts Education Investment Co. ltd.. Last year, she from Sichuan Liangshan and 64 Yi orphans, learning, living in her charity school. read more