SC Directs Centre To Ensure Proper Care For Senior Citizens Living Alone Amidst COVID-19 [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Directs Centre To Ensure Proper Care For Senior Citizens Living Alone Amidst COVID-19 [Read Order] Nilashish Chaudhary4 Aug 2020 12:57 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Government to take appropriate steps to ensure that senior citizens who are living alone amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are given proper care.The Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy recognized the obligation of the Government in taking care and protecting the elderly who live alone, by securing the availability…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Government to take appropriate steps to ensure that senior citizens who are living alone amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are given proper care.The Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy recognized the obligation of the Government in taking care and protecting the elderly who live alone, by securing the availability of essential goods and services to them.To this end, the Court directed the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to make sure that old-age pension continues to be paid on a regular and timely basis.Furthermore, all States have been directed to provide prompt responses to requests made by senior citizens, especially those living alone during these times of COVID-19. The Court thus acknowledged the need to assure the elderly of effective assistance, as and when such assistance was called for. Taking further stock of the situation, the Apex Court has also asked the Central Government to ensure that caregivers across old-age homes are provided with necessary precautionary equipment. Justice Bhushan stressed that all caregivers should wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits and follow the safety norms regarding sanitization and precautions to be taken against COVID-19.The Bench was hearing a petition filed by former Union Law Minister and Senior Advocate Ashwani Kumar, which throws light on the concerns of senior citizens living alone and seeks Rights of the Elderly to be safeguarded.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Three music events at studio 116 this weekend

first_img Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content You Might Like County approved for disaster assistance Pike County has been approved for disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration…. read more Latest Stories Bianchi is a native of New York and began performing at weddings and cafes while still in his teens. As his skills grew, he gave full concerts throughout Western New York, including performances at the Rantucci International and Ithaca guitar festivals. His concerts continued with his move to Atlanta in 2002.For a couple of years, 2005-2007, Bianchi toured nationally with country acts, Young Guns and Chace Roberts.“As an electric guitarist, I toured much of North American and played to capacity crowds at clubs and dance halls,” he said. “That was an exciting time in my life. It was quite an adventure. When I returned home to Atlanta, I resumed my solo performances.” In February 2010, Bianchi undertook his first large-scale tour and made stops in Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The success of those tours enabled him to expand his solo career to a national level.” By Jaine Treadwell Three music events at studio 116 this weekend Published 7:24 pm Thursday, January 10, 2013 Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “She performed jazz pieces and some Dolly Parton and Amy Winehouse,” Dismukes said. “I’m not sure what she will do Saturday night but it will be good, as I’m sure all of Lenny’s students will be. Lenny will be performing with them.”There is no admission charge for the recital. Everyone is encouraged to come support these young people and enjoy their music.Prior to the recital, the studio will host an artist potluck at 5 p.m.“We’re welcoming our visual artists for this community event and we invite all area visual artists to join us, for potluck,” Dismukes said.Those who attend events at studio 116 are invited to bring a picnic or their favorite take-out and enjoy an indoor tailgate party or dine in at a local eatery before the show. Bianchi’s concert season marked a milestone in his career. He gave concerts in Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming, Texas, Ohio and most of the Southeastern United States.Studio 116 will welcome him tonight for a one-hour concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 or two for $15.On Saturday night, the talented young guitar students of Lenny Trawick will present a recital beginning at 7 p.m.Sara Dismukes, studio 116 co-owner, said one of the students, Kathleen Deal, performed at Open Mic at the studio and was amazing. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Studio 116 in downtown Brundidge will bring acclaimed classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi to the stage tonight and a group of budding young singers and musicians to the stage on Saturday night, along with an artist potluck.Chris Rich, studio co-owner, said Bianchi is traveling through the region and studio 116 is lucky to have him.“Jeff Bianchi is a dedicated musician who has been playing for audiences for 21 years,” Rich said. “Playing the classical guitar is an essential and natural part of his life.”last_img read more

Alvarez’s six RBIs power Pirates past Indians

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP)—Pedro Alvarez had one of his best games yet. Still, it was a win by the Pittsburgh Pirates that had him really excited. Alvarez drove in a career-high six runs with his second two-homer game in two days, powering Pittsburgh past the Cleveland Indians 9-5 Sunday. IMPRESSIVE POWER DISPLAY—Pedro Alvarez watches his ball after hitting a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Esmil Rogers in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 1, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) “I’m just glad to help us win the series,” Alvarez said as music blared in the clubhouse following the Pirates’ second victory in three games, giving them a sixth series win in their last seven matchups.Alvarez seemed unfazed by his own accomplishment — hitting three-run homers in the fourth and fifth innings for his fourth career multihomer game. He also doubled, for his first game of three extra-base hits.His previous two multihomer games also came in consecutive games, July 20-21 against Milwaukee.“It’s just coincidence,” Alvarez said of homering twice in consecutive games once again.Manager Clint Hurdle said Alvarez has worked hard to lift his average to .207 with a team-high 12 homers and 34 RBIs, three behind team leader Andrew McCutchen. Alvarez has 10 RBIs in four games after going 10 games without any.“He’s worked hard to get to a better place,” Hurdle said. “He drove one ball to right, then took advantage of a mistake and hit another. He had a very good day at the plate.”Tony Watson (4-0), the second of five Pirates pitchers, worked 1 2-3 innings of relief for the win.Pittsburgh scored nine runs for the second straight game after totaling 13 runs during a four-game losing streak.Alvarez became the first Pirates player with six RBIs in a game since Andy LaRoche did it Sept. 28, 2009, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Alvarez put the Pirates up 3-2 in the fourth. His line drive into the right field seats came after Cabrera fielded a two-out grounder by Casey McGehee, but threw it away.Alvarez hit a 1-1 pitch over the wall in right for his 12th homer and 9-4 lead.Pittsburgh won a series for only the second time in their last 21 road interleague matchups.last_img read more

Sustainable Thurston to receive 2015 Local Government Excellence Award

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Regional Planning CouncilFour years ago, the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) kicked off its landmark Sustainable Thurston project with a simple question: How do you want your community to look, feel and function in 2035?Residents from around the region spoke up and helped craft Creating Places—Preserving Spaces: A Sustainable Development Plan for the Thurston Region, which integrates sustainability principles into decision-making to achieve a healthy environment, robust economy, and thriving society. Now, as local planners and policymakers begin to implement the ambitious sustainability plan, folks from beyond the region are taking notice.On March 17, Futurewise — formerly 1000 Friends of Washington — will honor Sustainable Thurston, TRPC and its partners with the 2015 Local Government Excellence award. The Seattle-based nonprofit’s award recognizes policy or planning initiatives and programs that support the principles of smart growth.“This award is another confirmation of the great and innovative work the region’s policymakers undertook,” said TRPC Executive Director Lon Wyrick. “The thousands of hours of staff work and citizen involvement paid off in the development of a detailed vision of how we all want our region to grow.”The Sustainable Thurston project has garnered recognition from several other organizations, including the: Planning Association of Washington/American Planning Association—Washington Chapter (2014 Planning Award, Sustainability Category; State of Washington (2014 Governor’s Smart Vision Award); Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (2013 Honorable Mention, Outstanding Achievement).TRPC — Thurston County’s metropolitan planning organization — developed the comprehensive, long-range plan over three years and adopted it in December 2013. TRPC convened an unprecedented partnership of local policymakers, business and nonprofit leaders, and ordinary residents who engaged in a frank conversation and deep analysis of a wide range of topics, including: transportation, housing, land use, economic development, food systems, water, energy, solid waste, air quality, social equity, and climate change. TRPC planners developed data-based scenarios that showed what our fast-growing region would lose during the next quarter-century under business-as-usual patterns — chiefly, sending 13 percent of residential growth to rural areas, resulting in longer commutes, greater carbon emissions and fewer forests, farms and prairies. To curb sprawl, reinvigorate our communities, and protect our natural capital, project participants articulated a bold sustainability vision for 2035, prioritized actions, and assigned roles and responsibilities.  For more information about the plan, visit www.trpc.org.last_img read more

Is Our World Natural?

first_imgAt first glance, the headline sounds absurd: is our world natural?  Of course the world is natural.  Nature is natural, isn’t it?  Often, though, we picture what humans do as unnatural – oil spills, landfills, pollution, nuclear waste, crime, war.  But if humans are a part of nature, then whatever they do is natural.  Some recent articles show that the definition of natural requires some reflection.Gulf oil spill:  The gulf oil spill, the worst environmental disaster the United States has ever faced, is finally in the cleanup stages.  To consider the impact on wildlife, jobs, and the economy is heart wrenching.  Who could not be moved by those news photos of pelicans drenched in oil, black goo infesting delicate wetlands, tarballs on white beaches?  It seems so unnatural.  Images of man-made machinery, complicated drill rigs and capping devices add to the contrast between natural and unnatural.  Few seem to be commenting on the fact that the oil is coming out of the earth.  If the earth is natural, any substance it exudes must also be natural.  “Natural” oil seeps have leaked crude into the gulf long before man decided to tap into the subsurface reservoirs (see BBC News, “Seepages near the leaking BP oil well ‘may be natural’”).  What’s more, bacteria are expected to break down the oil over time, and bacteria are natural.  Defining unnatural in this instance, therefore, needs to include situations of natural substances undergoing possibly unnatural processes, or concentrating in unnatural amounts where they are not usually found.  But if unnatural includes those situations, it also includes numerous unusual concentrations of natural substances (lava, radioactive elements, smoke, algal blooms) that had nothing to do with man’s intervention.Forest fires:  Fire season is coming to the western United States again.  One can only hope that the devastation of last year’s record fires will not be repeated.  For many years, the public learned from Smokey Bear that “Only you can prevent forest fires.”  Fire lookout towers were installed in vulnerable areas, and any puff of smoke in a national park or wilderness area set off a monumental effort at fire suppression, even if no structures were threatened– smoke jumpers dropped into the burn zone, water-dropping aircraft dropping water and flame retardant, firebreaks quickly carved through the wilderness.    A paradigm change occurred in the 1970s, however, as more park superintendents and ecologists considered the role of “natural” wildfires to the health of the forest.  Botanists realized many forest trees and herbaceous plants actually rely on fire for their propagation.  Fires began to be incorporated as a normal, “natural” part of the forest life cycle.  Parks adopted a “let burn” policy for wildfires set by lightning, even if the smoke drifted into Yosemite Valley and set the tourists coughing.  Only fires that threatened buildings were suppressed.    The 1988 Yellowstone fires, though, set by a backpacker’s campfire, set the ecologists talking about canopy fires – those exceptionally hot fires that burned not only the undergrowth but the tops of the trees, leaving a whole area devastated, unable to sustain wildlife and unable to restrict the damage of erosion.  Now, it seemed a new dividing line was being erected between natural and unnatural.  It’s doubtful, however, that the 1988 catastrophe was the first one.  How many were set in past centuries by lightning in exceptionally dry, hot years?  Perhaps the 1988 fire could be called unnatural because it was human caused.  But again, if humans are part of nature, like any other mammal, anything they do could arguably called natural.    Maybe a distinction could be drawn between human-caused fires that are intentional instead of accidental.  Arson fires have caused untold grief and loss, especially in Southern California where each year most of the worst brush fires are set by arsonists.  If anything seems unnatural, arson would surely qualify; but then is the firefighters’ response to be considered natural?  Perhaps self-preservation is natural, but self-destruction is unnatural.  PhysOrg says that prevention of human-caused wildfires pays big dividends.  Which action is natural, and which is not?    According to evolutionists, human ancestors first learned to use fire 800,000 years ago, and some of our ancestors set wildfires for hunting or warfare.  Such wildfires may have caused the extinction of other species.  At what point did hominid activities cross an imaginary line between natural behavior and unnatural behavior?Global warming:  One would have to be a Rip Van Winkle to miss all the talk about human-caused climate change.  Every week we are hearing about current and future threats to the planet if global warming is not mitigated: for instance, National Geographic warns that 2010 may be the hottest on record; PhysOrg says global warming will cause more smog in Los Angeles; Science Daily says climate change is making marmots fatter; and another National Geographic article claims that global warming will increase Mexican immigration.  The debate centers over what is natural climate change and what is unnatural—i.e., man-caused.  Nature announced on June 4 that not all of a glacier’s wane may be human-caused, but may be due to “natural climate variability.”  But if man is a part of nature, such distinctions are academic.Natural disasters:  TV programs about natural disasters always grab attention.  Every year the news fills our homes with images of tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and other tragedies.  PhysOrg discussed ways a scientist at Tel Aviv University is seeking to avoid the train wrecks caused by such events.  “Thousands of people around the world have died in train wrecks caused by natural disasters,” the article began; “In 2004, the tsunami in Southeast Asia derailed a Sri Lankan train, killing 1,700 people.”  That event pales in comparison to the 230,000 people who perished in the Haiti earthquake last January.    We call them natural disasters, but something in us cries out that things should not be this way; they seem somehow unnatural.  Unnatural in this sense might refer to events falling outside an expected or usual range.  We can’t blame humans for these events, except to the point where they failed to plan ahead, such as building a house on the sand instead of on a rock.  The death toll in Haiti might have been far less if people had not built unreinforced houses on slopes; but it would not have been zero.  And if a large meteor from space were to land on Manhattan, no amount of prevention would avoid monumental loss of life from that kind of “natural” disaster.    As long as one avoids natural disasters, spending time in “nature” is good for human health, announced PhysOrg.  A doctor in Finland said that most people “feel relaxed and good when they are out in nature.  But not many of us know that there is also scientific evidence about the healing effects of nature.”  But if humans are part of nature, aren’t they out in nature all the time?  He was thinking of forests and green settings, obviously, in contrast to being stuck in a cubicle or traffic jam.  But it might be healthier to be in a high-rise building than a forest when a natural disaster like a wildfire, lightning storm or flash flood strikes.    We often hear about man’s devastation of the Amazon rain forests.  But “nature” can pack a lot of devastation on its own.  This month, Nature News talked about a “once-in-a century drought” that struck the Amazon in 2005, reducing rainfall by 60-75% in some areas.  But that same year, according to Live Science, a storm ripped through the rain forest, toppling half a billion trees without the help of human chainsaws.  In some hard-hit areas, 80% of the trees were killed by the storm.These and other examples show that defining natural is complex and problematic.  Yet the word is important in origins debates.  Evolutionists, whether atheistic or theistic, often demand that science restrict its explanations to natural phenomena subject to natural laws.  Yet by using their human reason and intellect, they are, in a sense, acting “outside” nature by casting judgment on what nature entails and how it is to be understood.  Explanation by its very “nature” is not a natural phenomenon subject to natural laws.  And why is it that human beings are the only intelligent creatures on the planet thinking about these questions?    It shouldn’t be surprising, therefore, that this article began with a headline, “Is our world natural?”  Sean Carroll, a Caltech cosmologist, asked that question of the whole universe (see 05/11/2006).Materialists can’t have it both ways.  They cannot argue that only particles and natural laws exist, then turn around and blame humans for global warming, pollution, war, acid rain, extinction, or anything else.  Nature is what nature does.  If humans are a part of nature, whatever they do is only natural.  It’s doubtful that even Richard Dawkins could stomach calling his worst political nightmare, whatever he would pick (creationism? religion? Margaret Thatcher?) “natural.”  It’s also doubtful he would want the arguments in his books discounted as mere particles responding to natural laws.    The only perspective that permits natural/unnatural distinctions is the Judeo-Christian world view.  Sin is unnatural, because God is holy.  Death and disasters are unnatural, because God created a perfect world that was cursed because of sin.  Human beings stand between the natural and the supernatural by having the image of God implanted in their nonphysical souls.  These foundations allow for politics, economics, criminal law, and all the institutions that engage us, including science.    Materialists need to be challenged when they blindly refer to nature, natural, or unnatural.  They also need to be challenged when they disparage the “super”-natural.  “Super” is a prefix that means above.  But it doesn’t matter if something is above (super-), below (sub-), beyond (epi-), around (peri-), opposed (anti-), or not (non-, un-).  If it is outside the natural box, it is unnatural or super-natural by definition.  Naturalism wants to subsume everything in its definition of the universe.  If a naturalist wants to categorize anything as unnatural, whether creationism, pseudoscience, or conservative politics, he unmasks himself as a supernaturalist in spite of himself.    Christians may want to refer to a document at this site to learn how to unmask pseudo-naturalism, entitled, Naturalism and Supernaturalism: A False Dichotomy.  In addition to exploring the many meanings of natural, it exposes the impossibility of pure materialism.  If no one can avoid being a supernaturalist (and the materialist must be one to engage in argumentation using symbolic language, reason and logic), it changes the nature of the debate on origins.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

2016 Feeding Farmers – Bruce Farms, Licking County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net crew on Friday packed up and headed east of Columbus to Bruce Farms, outside of Granville, the winners of the first edition of Feeding Farmers 2016, thanks to AgriGold.Tom Bruce and his brother Larry head up the corn and soybean operation, which also boasts a few brood cows and club calves. Tom says they got in all of their corn in around the 23rd of May, followed shortly by the finish of soybeans a couple days later. The operation is in a 50/50 rotation of beans and corn, boasting a strict no-till regimen for the past 30 years.He also commented on the unique weather this year and the short spring that led to warm temperatures recently, adding that he many of his fields could use a rain to give the crops a boost.The visit to Bruce Farms was the first of four outings this spring for the crew of the Ohio Ag Net. If you’d like to sign up for a chance to have lunch brought to your place and Dale Minyo broadcast middays from there, visit AgriGoldOhio.com.AUDIO: Tom Bruce visits with Dale about the 2016 planting season in his area.Tom BruceAUDIO: AgriGold’s John Brien tells Dale about his concerns about the early planted corn in residue.John Brien our corn croplast_img read more

Floyd Mayweather shuts down rumors of UFC crossover: ‘I’m not doing it’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next View comments Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas reconcile in emotional NBA TV special Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “People said, ‘Floyd said, Oh, he’ll be fighting in the UFC for a billion dollars’ – that’s not what I said,” Mayweather explained in an interview with FightHype.com. “What I said was this: I made a billion dollars. If I made a billion dollars before, I’ll do it again. If I choose to get in the UFC and fight for the UFC, or fight three fights or four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights. I could make a billion dollars.”After cashing in over a hundred million dollars in his retirement bout against UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor last August—notching a 50-0 pro career record in the process—fight fans marveled at the idea of a rematch under MMA rules.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“If I choose to get in the octagon and fight – fight three fights, three or four fights, and then fight Conor McGregor in the octagon. We just don’t know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather, and I don’t look forward to getting back in the boxing ring,” he said.“That’s what I don’t look forward to doing. So, I’m just saying, I could (make a billion in the UFC). I’m not doing it. But I’m saying, what I could do is make a billion dollars quick if I wanted to do that. That’s what I was saying.” Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues McGregor, meanwhile, has noted publicly several times that he wants a rematch against Mayweather but under the UFC banner.Pundits, however, doubt the cunning Mayweather will risk his unblemished fighting record, especially out of the comforts of the boxing ring.“I never said I was going to fight in the UFC,” Mayweather said. “I didn’t say that. I just said if I wanted to and what I could do. ‘Would’ and ‘could’ do isn’t the same thing. I’m not going to do it, though.” Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Mayweather on why McGregor landed more punches than Pacquiao: ‘I wasn’t counterpunching’ADVERTISEMENT In this file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during a weigh-in for a fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas.  APUFC President Dana White dropped a bombshell revelation on Wednesday, claiming that he was having “real” talks with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. about possibly fighting inside the octagon.The 40-year-old slugger, however, denied White’s claims and said that people have “misconstrued” his earlier comments about mixed martial arts.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Balloon seller stabbed to death in CP

first_imgA balloon seller was stabbed to death in Connaught Place on Wednesday night in what police claimed was a result of rivalry between drug addicts. The victim’s family though refused to buy the claim.The deceased Tatia (22) was the cousin of Rahul, who shot to the limelight after helping the police locate the bomb that was dumped in a dustbin near Regal cinema during the 2008 serial blasts that ripped the Capital.At the time of the incident the deceased was sleeping on the footpath near Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place. His 20-year-old wife Laachi, their newborn baby and another teenage relative were sleeping nearby.Police said that on Wednesday night five people came looking for Rahul’s elder brother. A scuffle ensued in which Tatia got stabbed. He died on the way to the hospital. His wife too sustained injuries.The five were high on drugs and were arrested from the spot by the patrolling police officials.The police claimed it was a drug deal which had gone wrong that had resulted in the murder.”This case has got nothing to do with Rahul. The deceased was a small time drug peddler and had supplied smack to some person. The five people had come looking for him as the drug which he had sold to them was actually white chalk powder. When they confronted Tatia, a heated debate ensued which turned violent and he was stabbed. We managed to arrest all the accused from the spot,” K. C. Dwivedi, additional commissioner of police (New Delhi), said.advertisementThe accused have been identified as Rohit alias Nanhe, Vijay alias Viju, Dhanjeet, Vinod and Bobby. All of them are drug addicts and live in the locality.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Proposed rules update

first_imgDuring 2018, Touch Football Australia (TFA) undertook a review of the 7th Edition Playing Rules. This process engaged a number of stakeholders including current administrators, coaches, referees, referee coaches and players, who provided advice and expertise in the development of the next edition of our playing rules.The outcome is a proposed version of the 8th Edition TFA Playing Rules that reflects today’s trends of the game.View the Proposed 8th Edition Rules. View a short animation explaining the rule changes.Most changes simply align the rule book to what is being interpreted at all levels of our game, where other changes may have a more noticeable impact on the way the game is played. For this reason, TFA has determined that the proposed rules will be tested at the 2019 National Touch League (NTL), along with other events should it be deemed appropriate to do so, before the 8th Edition is ratified and released to the community for its use.It is proposed that the 8th Edition will be in use in competitions across the country from 1 July 2019. Below are the major features of the 8th Edition TFA Playing Rules:• The terminology used throughout the rules has realigned our sport to its roots and the terminology used throughout most of our community. ‘Touchdowns’ are now ‘tries’, the ‘score zone’ is now the ‘in-goal area’, the ‘score line’ is the ‘tryline’ and ‘a period of time’ is ‘the sin-bin’.• Defenders will be required to retire a set distance of 7 metres from the ruck as opposed to the current ‘not less than 5 metres’ rule. This will improve consistency in its application and is more in line with what is currently being applied across our sport.• The change to the 7 metres will see the introduction of a 7-metre zone rather than the current 5 metre zone at either end of the field. Players will be required to move forward once a defender enters that zone as is the current rule but will be required to now do so at a ‘reasonable pace’. What is deemed ‘reasonable pace’ will be well-defined throughout all education to aid consistent application.• The defender will be required to retire to an onside position without interfering or impeding the attacking team. This rule will replace the requirement to return to an onside position without changing direction. A player may now choose any direction and change that direction, as long as their actions do not interfere with the attacking team.• Any three consecutive infringements in the one possession by the defending team in their 7-metre zone will result in the last player to infringe being placed in the nearest sin-bin area until their team regains possession of the ball.• Any touch made following an intercept or following a ball being touched in flight will be zero touch.• Any player sent to the sin-bin will remain in the sin-bin for a compulsory two completed sets of possession by both teams. This will no longer be at the discretion of the referee and will provide greater consistency in its application.• Any incorrect restart, i.e. a tap, is taken off the mark or taken instead of a Rollball will no longer result in a change of possession. The player will be simply required to return to the correct mark and perform the correct restart.• Interchanges during a breakaway situation will be prohibited. Any player who enters the field from the interchange area during a breakaway, regardless of whether a try is scored or not, will be sent to the sin-bin.• The drop-off procedure will be consistent with the international game and consistent across all major TFA events.The above list covers the most prominent changes; there are additional and more subtle changes that have been adopted to ensure the rules reflect current game trends.The 7th Edition has been in place for almost two decades and with shifting game trends over that time came a change to the way the rules were interpreted. It is TFA’s intention to monitor these trends more closely in the future and adjust the rules on a more regular basis. In order to do that, a National Game Committee will be created to monitor the trends of the game at all levels and make recommendations on future rule changes.Once the new edition is ratified, TFA will roll out educational resources.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Is Rooting For Ohio State This Saturday

first_imgJim Harbaugh talks about Rutgers trash talk during halftime of their game during a press conference.jim harbaugh rutgers trash talkGiven Michigan’s last-second loss to Michigan State earlier this year, the Wolverines will need to finish with fewer losses in-conference than the Spartans to claim the Big Ten East crown. That means that for Michigan to have a shot, Michigan State needs to lose either at Ohio State this Saturday or at home against Penn State in two weeks. UM head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked earlier this week if he’ll be rooting for the Buckeyes against the Spartans on Saturday. He basically ignored the question. Thursday morning, he was asked again, this time on Detroit radio show Stoney & Bill. This time around, he made it clear that he’d be rooting for whatever is “best” for Michigan – which, clearly, means he’s rooting for his program’s arch-rival.Harbaugh asked if Bo Schembechler would root for Ohio State or Michigan State on Saturday: “He’d root what’s best for Michigan.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 19, 2015Harbaugh on @StoneyandBill about OSU : “What’s best for Michigan” is what he wants— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) November 19, 2015Harbaugh scolds @stoney16 for saying he can’t root for OSU because of hate: “why would you associate the word hate with collegiate sports?!”— angelique (@chengelis) November 19, 2015Harbaugh won’t say ‘go Bucks” on @StoneyandBill :” What’s best for Michigan. I’d say it but I won’t because you’re telling me to say it.”— angelique (@chengelis) November 19, 2015Harbaugh: “What’s best for Michigan is what (I’ll be rooting for).”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 19, 2015Obviously, Michigan fans are in a bind here. If Ohio State can knock off Michigan State Saturday, Michigan needs to just win out to claim the Big Ten East. That being said, it involves rooting for the team they hate.Is Harbaugh breaking an unwritten rule by rooting for Ohio State? Or is this acceptable given the circumstances?last_img read more