Panel to probe ‘errors’ in BU results

first_imgThe Higher Education Department in Odisha has decided that a special committee would probe the allegations regarding errors and irregularities in the results of second semester examination of Plus III degree courses of Berhampur University even as the students continue their agitation over the issue.On Thursday, students from five colleges of Berhampur and its outskirts demonstrated in front of the administrative block of Berhampur University demanding immediate rectification of their results.Meeting with officialsSpeaking to media persons, Vice-Chancellor Rajendra Prasad Das said a delegation of the university had been called to Bhubaneswar by the State Higher Education Minister for discussion in the matter. The delegation included the V-C, Registrar, PG Council Chairman and Controller of Examinations. Berhampur MLA Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy and senior officials of the department attended the meeting.Four-member panel After reviewing the allegations brought up by the students, the Higher Education Department decided to get the issue probed by a special four-member committee, said the V-C.The committee will visit Berhampur University on August 4 for an on-the-spot enquiry. The committee will file its report to the Ministry by August 10. Based on the report, the department will direct the university authorities regarding future action related to the matter.last_img read more

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Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests again

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City No, James is not through. Neither are the reigning champs if they have their way.They all understand the entire league has upped its game to chase these two heavyweights from their respective conferences.“That’s the beauty of competition at the highest level, other teams make us better and vice versa. Cleveland made us better,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They beat us two years ago, they made us better last year. We’re doing the same thing for them. They’re retooling a little bit, they’ve got some great talent. Every team is trying to get where we are and that pushes us. We push them. That’s what makes the game better.”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 shutoutThe Warriors and new-look Cavs will be tested in their openers: Golden State hosts Houston on Tuesday night in Chris Paul’s Rockets debut, while Cleveland plays Boston at home with Kyrie Irving in a Celtics jersey following that blockbuster August trade that transformed the Eastern Conference rivals.After losing to Golden State in a Game 5 clincher in Oakland, the Cavs spent the summer rebuilding a roster that now features new stars like Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Isaiah Thomas. Despite dealing Irving to its closest competitor in the East, Cleveland is deeper with more versatility and talent than at any time James has been on the roster.And with close friend Wade back by his side, James is not only happy but is teammates with a player who brings out the best in him. Throw in former league MVP Rose, motivated to show he’s still one of the game’s elite guards, along with Thomas, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Jae Crowder, Jeff Green, Kyle Korver and Tristan Thompson, and it’s easy to see why Cleveland seems to be on a collision course with the Warriors again.The key being health and how quickly the Cavs can assemble all the pieces.“Don’t think we’ll be the team we want to be in a week. It’s going to be for the whole season,” James said. “We’re going to have changes, we’re going to make changes, we’re going to become a better team as the games go on so the team opening night will not be the team that we know we can be.”James can become a free agent next summer, but has not backed off his intent to end his career with Cleveland.“I think when you get to a certain level you don’t need another team to motivate you. We want to win a championship, they want to win a championship,” Golden State’s Draymond Green said. “We know what it’s like, we know the feeling, we love the feeling. They know the feeling, they love the feeling.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? 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Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Woods cleared for golf activities with no restrictions LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, drives between Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, top, and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — Minutes after LeBron James lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors four months ago, he vowed to return to the gym right away with plans to get back to the big stage. To win another ring.Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant heard it yet already knew it — and everybody on the defending champs and King James’ Cleveland Cavaliers realizes these teams could be destined for another championship showdown at the end of this season.ADVERTISEMENT The Warriors are almost the same team, with Finals MVP Durant far more comfortable his second time around with Golden State — the scrutiny of leaving Oklahoma City long behind him.“I expect us to pick up with a full head of steam on Tuesday,” Curry said.There will be the fanfare of the Warriors receiving their championship rings in a pregame ceremony.Yet Golden State still remembers its flop on opening night a year ago, following a loss in the 2016 Finals to Cleveland after its record-setting 73-win regular season. The Warriors lost at home to San Antonio 129-100 in Durant’s debut.This time, they’re beginning the daunting quest of trying to repeat — something the franchise couldn’t do after the 2015 title against James and Co. as Cleveland won last year.“Your swag level is through the roof, as it should be,” Durant said. “You’re the best team in the league and you go out there and beat a bunch of teams to win a championship, of course your swag is going to be through the roof. You hear about swag, you hear about guys deserving stuff or stories that they might have coming up into this year, all this fairytale stuff, it’s cool stories, it’s cool feel-good stories but you’ve still got to go out there and play the game, you’ve still got to lock in every possession if you want to win.”NOTES: James is nursing a sprained left ankle and his status for Tuesday remained unclear. He was injured Sept. 27 in practice. … Key reserve Andre Iguodala is questionable for the Warriors’ opener because of his troublesome back and Omri Casspi also could be out because of a right ankle injury, Kerr said.last_img read more

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Maddie Madayag looks at back her journey to being one of Ateneo’s leaders

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PBA: Ginebra ends two-game skid, clobbers Columbian MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It’s been quite a journey for Maddie Madayag in the five years she’s been with Ateneo.From being one of the quiet supporters in the bench area during her first two years, she’s slowly risen the ranks and is now one of the Lady Eagles’ most prominent leaders to earn the co-captain spot with Bea De Leon.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Everything started from Valdez and youngsters like Madayag had to follow the leader.If Valdez’ had nearly individual share of the leadership during her time, the case couldn’t be said for Madayag, De Leon and the other seniors in the team.READ: Madayag wants to set example for young stars“There are a lot of us leading the team,” said Madayag who’s finishing her Interdisciplinary Studies course in Ateneo. “I have Kat [Tolentino], there’s Bea, Kim [Gequillana], and Ponggay [Gaston].”“There’s constant communication between us on how we can all help the team become better.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting And now that she’s entering the final UAAP season of her career, Madayag can’t help but acknowledge the change she herself underwent.READ: Madayag to Ateneo doubters: ‘Watch this season and see us play’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Before we just followed and did what Ate Ly said or did,” said Madayag in Filipino Friday at Blue Eagle Gym. “We just did what we were told to.”Maddie Madayag says leadership in Ateneo is not just placed on her shoulders with teammates Kat Tolentino and Bea De Leon there to guide the team with her. pic.twitter.com/C6BVygSDm0— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) February 1, 2019Madayag was talking about Alyssa Valdez, Ateneo’s most successful women’s volleyball player with three MVPs and two championships in the UAAP, who led the team during the middle part of the decade.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

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Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

first_imgThe second half began with a City onslaught but Lloris’s diving save kept out Sterling’s low shot and one-handed save palmed an effort from De Bruyne around a post.The first flickers of a Spurs threat in the second half came when Llorente dived in with a header but it lacked power and was blocked by goalkeeper Ederson.And the momentum swung again when City scored its fourth in the 59th.Ilkay Gundogan’s crossfield pass landed at the feet of De Bruyne, who drove forward before slipping the ball through to Agüero who beat Lloris at his near post with a powerful shot.For the first time on the night, City was in front on aggregate and on course for its second Champions League semifinal.But the hosts couldn’t close the game out.When Trippier whipped in a corner, Llorente rose and turned the ball into the net with his hip.The celebrations were put on hold when the referee went to the touchline to check if the ball came off Llorente’s arm, but the goal stood.As the Premier League champions chased the goal that would sent them through, Aguero had a header saved by Lloris and an effort from Gundogan was scooped over.When Sterling did find the net again, VAR intervened to leave the home fans crushed. That is a rare feeling at the Etihad Stadium, 11 years into the club’s influx of cash from Abu Dhabi. Guardiola’s side was knocked out of a competition for the first time this season after a title in the League Cup and advancement to the FA Cup final while challenging Liverpool for the league title.In the Premier League, Tottenham is far from competing what would be its first English title since 1961. Coping without any new signings this season, the team is fighting for a top four finish and a Champions League places.The north London club will qualify anyway if it wins European football’s top prize for the first time.Before then, City and Tottenham have to do it all again — with an instant domestic reunion on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tottenham advanced thanks to Fernando Llorente’s hip, which nudged the ball into the net in the 73rd minute for a goal that survived a VAR review for possible handball. It was the last goal of a night that will be long remembered by clubs that lived in the shadows of larger rivals in their own cities.“That is why we love football, we feel the passion,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.” We enjoy watching football, anything can happen.“Today we showed our great character, great personality. To score three goals against Manchester City is not easy.”Not when top-scorer Harry Kane was out through injury. Not when the midfield options were so depleted that an injury to Moussa Sissoko before halftime before Pochettino to bring on out-of-favor center forward Llorente.And Tottenham will play the first leg against Ajax without Son Heung-min — Kane’s understudy who scored the valuable first-leg goal last week. Son scored Tottenham’s first two goals at Etihad Stadium, then picked up a booking for a foul on Kevin De Bruyne that earned him a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation.The South Korean showed just how influential he is for Tottenham in a start unlike anything seen before in the Champions League.Four goals in the opening 11 minutes. The fifth in the 21st minute, after five shots on target.“The first 10 minutes of this game and the last five was fairytale stuff,” Eriksen said.Sterling put City ahead in just the fourth minute. Son then netted twice to put City in a position where it had to score three more goals to advance.City did just that to take a 4-2 lead, only for Llorente — and the VAR — to have the last say. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Rafael Nadal steamrolls to opening Monte Carlo win Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue When Christian Eriksen’s misplaced back-pass deflected off Bernardo Silva into the path of Sergio Agüero, the City striker was offside before setting up Sterling in the penalty area.“It’s cruel,” Guardiola said.There would be no eighth goal on this breathtaking night of epic drama. Tottenham advanced on away goals following Wednesday’s 4-3 loss that left the teams tied 4-4 on aggregate.City’s quadruple dreams were extinguished. Guardiola, a Champions League-winning coach with Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, failed to reach the semifinals for the sixth straight time, his third with City after three misses with Bayern Munich.Instead, Tottenham reached to its first European Cup semifinal in 57 years and will play Ajax. Liverpool meets Barcelona following a 6-1 aggregate win over Porto, giving England multiple clubs in the semifinals for the first time since Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in 2009.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Not for long.As City manager Pep Guardiola was leaping on the touchline, Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakir was receiving updates in his ear from the video assistant referee checking replays.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe stadium soon became hushed until the big screen flashed: “No goal. VAR. Offside.”Guardiola threw his head in his hands, but there was nothing to argue about. LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was a very tough game, a very crazy game,” Son said. “Sometimes you are annoyed with VAR but today it is a case of, ‘Thank you and good decision.’”Sterling got the action started when he received the ball from De Bruyne and evaded Kieran Trippier before bending the ball into the corner past Hugo Lloris.Within three minutes, Tottenham regained its aggregate advantage after Aymeric Laporte’s clearance from Lucas Moura’s through ball set up Son to level on the night.Laporte was again at fault when he gave the ball away in the 10th on the halfway line, setting Moura free to set up Son to put Tottenham 2-1 up.Not for long. Barely a minute.Silva was left in space on the right flank to collect the ball and poke it through Danny Rose’s legs and into the net in the 21st.“I looked at Pep,” Pochettino recalled, “and we said, ‘Unbelievable!’”After that dizzying spell, there was a full 10 minutes before the ball ended up in the net again.A back-heel from Silva set up De Bruyne, who crossed for Sterling to slide in at the back post.City 3, Tottenham 2. Five goals in 21 minutes, but with Tottenham still going through thanks to Son’s first-leg goal. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente celebrates his side’s third goal during the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg, soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)MANCHESTER, England— More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest to the crowd, roaring in elation. Tottenham players collapsed to the turf, some flat on their backs, forlorn and heartbroken.From the brink of Champions League elimination, Manchester City was celebrating its passage to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Aravinda de Silva to step down from Sri Lanka role

first_imgFormer batsman Aravinda de Silva will withdraw from his role as chairman of the cricket committee at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at the end of next month due to personal reasons.The 51-year-old will step down from the cricket committee, which was formed in March last year, due to commitments that could make it difficult for him to spend the required amount of time for the committee, SLC said in a statement.”For someone like Aravinda, cricket is a full-time occupation,” board president Thilanga Sumathipala said.”It’s understandable that he needs to prioritise his personal commitments — he has supported the strategic vision of this administration and been vastly instrumental in many of the developments we have made.”We intend to continue to engage Aravinda’s expertise in our key cricketing activities on a consultancy basis.”last_img read more

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Guj Man wanted in jihadi conspiracy case held after 16 yrs

first_imgAhmedabad: A man wanted in connection with the 2003 ‘jihadi conspiracy’ case in Gujarat was arrested on Monday morning when he arrived at the city airport from Saudi Arabia, officials said. Based on a specific tip-off, a joint team of the city Crime Branch and state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) nabbed Yusuf Abdul Wahab Shaikh (50), a native of Juhapura area here, when he landed at the Ahmedabad airport, Assistant Commissioner of Police B V Gohil told reporters here. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Shaikh, who was allegedly involved in providing funds to Gujarat-based “jihadists” to avenge the attacks on Muslims in the state after the 2002 Godhra riots, was living in Saudi Arabia since 1999 and was involved in garment trade. His last visit to Gujarat was in 2002, Gohil said. He came to Ahmedabad on Monday to meet his second wife, who along with their children came back to the city from Saudi Arabia a few years back, he said. A preliminary investigation revealed that Shaikh sent money to the state-based jihadists on three different occasions through his brother Abdul Majid and another person, Abdul Ghulam Ali. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “His main role was collecting funds in Saudi Arabia for jihad in Gujarat and to send the money to his state-based connections through ‘Angadia’ service (unofficial courier service). He sent funds thrice with the help of his brother and others,” he said. These funds were meant to be delivered to hard-line cleric Mufti Sufian, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the killing of former Gujarat minister Haren Pandya, the official said. However, it is a matter of probe whether Shaikh was directly involved in the killing conspiracy, Gohil said. “Shaikh’s role was mainly to collect and send funds to Mufti Sufian and other jihadists in Gujarat. It is a matter of investigation if he was also involved in the killing of Haren Pandya. We have also learnt that Shaikh held meetings with other jihadists in Saudi Arabia,” he said. Total 64 people, including Shaikh, have so far been arrested in the case, while 35 are still at large. Many of these 35 ‘wanted’ persons fled to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan after the Crime Branch lodged a case in 2003, Gohil said. The Ahmedabad Crime Branch registered a case of jihadi conspiracy on April 4, 2003 under sections of the Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, and the Prevention of Terrorism Act. According to police, the jihadi conspiracy was allegedly hatched to spread terror and eliminate leaders of the right wing outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other Hindu leaders to avenge the attacks on Muslims after the Godhra riots.last_img read more

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