Girl raped by classmate in Odisha

first_imgA Class IX student was allegedly raped by one of her classmates, while three others videographed the act in the Nayagarh district of Odisha, the police said here on Monday. The parents of the victim lodged an FIR with the Sarankul police station in the district after the video went viral. The heinous act was carried out a month ago in the Sarankul village, when the victim and the accused were attending a tuition class. After the matter came to the fore, it was proposed in a village meeting that the prime accused and the girl should be married. However, the family of the accused rejected the proposal. Police said they had arrested the minor boy while his three friends were absconding.“It is a very sensitive matter and we are investigating it on a top priority basis,” said Kanwar Vishal Singh, Nayagarh Superintendent of Police.last_img read more

Gujarat promises action over blocking of Dalit wedding processions

first_imgThe Gujarat government on Wednesday assured to take strong action against elements who block wedding procession of Dalits after a few such incidents were reported from some villages in North Gujarat where the police had to be called to control the situation.Recently, several incidents were reported from North Gujarat where wedding processions of Dalits were blocked or obstructed by dominant castes in the villages.In a village in Mehsana district, villagers, including the sarpanch (village head), issued a call of social boycott of Dalits after a Dalit groom took out a wedding procession riding a horse in the village.On Sunday, in another such incident, the police had to resort to a baton charge after members of the Patidar community allegedly stopped a wedding procession of a Dalit community in Aravalli distric . During the incident, people of both sides hurled stones at each other.Police coverIn another incident, the wedding procession of a Dalit bridegroom at a village in Sabarkantha district had to be provided police cover after members of the Thakor community objected to the groom offering prayers at a local temple. The procession, however, passed off peacefully amidst police deployment in the village.“The government is very much concerned about some recent incidents that have occurred in some villages. I want to assure that stern action will be taken against those who were found involved in the incidents,” Gujarat’s junior Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja told media persons in Gandhinagar.Mr. Jadeja added that protection will also be provided to members of the Scheduled Castes in the villages if required. Meanwhile, the opposition party leaders slammed the State government for failing to protect Dalits and termed the government’s assurance of stern action as hollow promise.last_img read more

Only 7 players show up at PH volleyball team training

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Durant congratulates Westbrook for MVP award, compares him to video game character Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Attendance was sparse at the Philippine national women’s volleyball team closed-door practice session Wednesday at Arellano School of Law.The team, which is set to compete in the 2017 Malaysian Southeast Asian Games in August, is also preparing for a training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ A source said only seven of the 14 players listed, including reserve members, showed up to practice.Skipper Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Genevieve Casugod, Ces Molina, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, and Rhea Dimaculangan were present.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLast Monday, the training session was cancelled because of zero attendance.The source added they are not allowed to give interviews to the media. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? View commentslast_img read more

Best chief ministers poll: Karnataka CM S.M. Krishna tops charts consistently

first_imgClick here to EnlargePoll January 2002Pluses: A suave administrator and a firm believer in teamwork, his modern outlook, openness and accessibility have helped put the sheen back on Karnataka’s image. Minuses: Considered too soft and sometimes indecisive. Still has to execute all that he has promised. Could face difficulties because,Click here to EnlargePoll January 2002 Pluses: A suave administrator and a firm believer in teamwork, his modern outlook, openness and accessibility have helped put the sheen back on Karnataka’s image.Minuses: Considered too soft and sometimes indecisive. Still has to execute all that he has promised. Could face difficulties because Karnataka’s finances are in a mess.Call it Krishna and the art of political consciousness. For he has a Zen like approach to his job – a calm and a detachment that are reassuring. He doesn’t sound embarrassed about admitting that he enjoys the good things of life.Popularity IndicatorThe Congress party’s overall popularity may have shrunk in the past six months but three of its chief ministers head the popularity charts in the states. A.K. Antony and Digvijay Singh are the laggards. For the BJP, its relatively new chief ministers, like Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh, have done well, as has its Punjab ally Parkash Singh Badal. But there is a problem with other allies, notably O.P Chautala. The Haryana chief minister competes with Tamil Nadu’s O. Paneerselvam and Bihar’s Rabri Devi for the status of unpopular chief ministers.It may not be politically correct to do so especially when you head a state whose 53 million people have a per capita income less than the national average.His sartorial sense is regal and his official bio-data even lists designing men’s clothes as his hobby. He jots down notes with his blue Mont Blanc and has discarded the dowdy Ambassador car for a pearly white Hyundai Sonata.advertisementIn Karnataka he is known as the “Western Gowda” in contrast to a predecessor who went on to become prime minister and made a fetish of his earthy roots.In two years and four months as chief minister, Somanahalli Malaiah Krishna continues to lead with elegance, clarity and efficiency that have for the second successive year seen him being rated as India’s best chief minister by the INDIA TODAY-ORG-MARG poll.What is his secret? According to Krishna, it is his ability to blend orthodoxy and conservatism with modernism. It means being a quintessential Congressman in white kurtas while dealing with party politics and sporting Saville Row suits and a Dallas accent-he studied law in Texas-to woo foreign investors.Click here to EnlargeWhat Krishna certainly has done is bring Karnataka back in focus as the state of the future-an image that had slipped in the 1990s as a succession of chief ministers (one an unabashed tippler)-whittled away its prosperity.Industry big daddies such as Infosys Chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy praise him for his “accessibility and openness to implement new ideas”. Software whiz Ashok Soota, CII’s president-designate, terms him the “feelgood” chief minister.Not one for getting embroiled in the nitty-gritty, Krishna sets targets and expect his colleagues to deliver. He also has set his priorities right, pushing for roads, jobs and houses for townsmen, irrigation schemes for farmers and drinking water for the poor.But Karnataka’s finances continue to be a mess, something he will have to answer for. He will turn 70 soon-the Old Turk he says derisively-but with tennis and yoga as pastimes Krishna appears fit to complete the remaining half of his term with panache.last_img read more

Pep Guardiola: Kevin De Bruyne is fresh, recovered … he is a special player

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn De Bruyne and Sergio Agüero, who has missed the past four games with a muscle problem, face late tests. Guardiola is pleased City are only a point behind the leaders, Liverpool, despite having been without De Bruyne for much of the season and Agüero recently.“We competed with the best starts from Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham – and still we are there,” the manager said. “People [also] say we qualify for the Champions League [knockout] in first place and we are second, one point behind Liverpool having played four games against contenders.“The way we played was really good but, of course, we want to be first. We cannot be far away because I think they will all drop few points, especially Liverpool – and Arsenal are also 20 games unbeaten. The level increased a lot compared to the last two or three seasons – how the big teams are playing.”Guardiola defended Gabriel Jesus, who has scored only once in the league – in August – and five times in total for City this season.“The strikers live for scoring goals,” he said. “[But] he’s made a lot of assists, his movement, creating spaces for teammates is there. He’s still he’s a young player, we are going to give him time.“Last game, for example [against Hoffenheim], he was exhausted but he finished like a full-back, making three challenges, and he’s the only striker in the world who can do that. He’s an extra for our pressing game. We have to help him to provide scoring positions and we are fully confident in him.”Everton are the only team Guardiola’s City have failed to beat in two home league matches, drawing each. “I would say that in both games we played top,” he said. “Especially the first one, we played really good.” Manchester City Share via Email Kevin De Bruyne Pep Guardiola news Share on Pinterest Topics Kevin De Bruyne: the stubborn boy who developed into a world beater Share on Twitter Pep Guardiola believes Kevin De Bruyne’s injuries may prove a blessing in disguise for Manchester City because the Belgian will return fresh for the second half of the season.De Bruyne is back in full training after his second knee problem of the campaign.The first ruled him out for two months until mid-October and he has not played since 1 November because of the second, although he is in contention for Saturday’s game at home to Everton.“I think Kevin finished last season exhausted – it was so tough for him,” Guardiola said. “He played a lot of minutes, a lot. It was an incredible performance and after that he went to the World Cup. When he came back I had the feeling he was a little bit tired still, and sometimes people recover quite well, sometimes mentally it takes time.“So that’s why [although] maybe we don’t want any player to be injured, maybe it helped us. Now he’s fresh in his mind, he is recovered and tries again to avoid the injuries and play regularly. And of course he is going to be important for us; he is a special player.” Share on WhatsApp Read more Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Man wipes out entire family kills wife and 3 children in Mehrauli

first_imgNew Delhi: In a shocking incident, a private tutor in Delhi’s Mehrauli wiped out his entire family on Saturday. The accused Upender Shukla killed his wife Archana, two daughters aged 7 years and 2 months, and a 5-year-old son allegedly with a kitchen knife. He was immediately arrested for the act. The police said the crime took place around 1.30 am on Saturday. Shukla allegedly slit the throats of all his family members. The police have found the kitchen knife used in the gruesome murders. The crime team was later called who took forensic evidence from the crime spot. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe accused Upendra Shukla confessed to his crime in a note but did not give any reason for it. It is believed that he was under depression because of the health issues of his wife and his own financial problems. What exactly went wrong in the family which led Shukla to take this extreme step is still a matter of investigation. The incident came to light when Shukla’s mother-in-law, who was present in the house, did not get a response after she knocked on their door. Sensing some trouble, she sought help from neighbours who called the police control room. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”A resident of the building came rushing to me and told that there have been strange voices from the fourth-floor resident Upendra Sharma’s house after peeping inside blood was seen too. We called the police immediately. Upendra kept to himself and rarely talked much, we couldn’t believe he could kill his family,” said Deepak, who runs a grocery store in the lane. The police from Mehrauli police station immediately reached the spot. “We found a note in Hindi and English in which he claimed to have killed his family. He was found sitting inside the same room where he murdered his family. What we gather is that his wife had diabetes and he was not financially stable,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar said. “Whether this or some sort of depression or family dispute led to the crime will be known after interrogation,” the officer added.last_img read more

Winnipeg police arrest charge men with killing Tina Fontaines cousin

first_imgWINNIPEG – Police have charged three men in the killing of a cousin of Tina Fontaine, a teenager whose death fuelled calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.Police in Winnipeg say Jeanenne Chantel Fontaine, 29, was shot in March before the home she was in was set on fire.She was later taken off life-support.Const. Jay Murray said police believe the suspects went to the home looking for a man over a methamphetamine deal. Fontaine was in the wrong place at the wrong time.“She was not the intended victim in this matter,” Murray said at a news conference Wednesday.“These individuals came to the house looking for someone else. I want to make that clear.”Malcolm Miles Mitchell is charged with second-degree murder and arson.Jason Michael Meilleur is charged with manslaughter and Christopher Mathew Brass faces counts of manslaughter and arson.Brass is also charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was shot in February.The body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was discovered wrapped in a bag in the Red River in August 2014, eight days after she was reported missing.Her death sparked a nationwide outcry, which helped lead to an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.Raymond Cormier, 54, has been charged with second-degree murder in her death.last_img read more

Markets Right Now Stocks open higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in industrial and technology companies.Railroad operator Union Pacific rose 1 per cent Wednesday and HP rose 0.9 per cent.WellCare Health Plans jumped 10.6 per cent after the company agreed to be acquired by rival Centene for more than $15 billion.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 87 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 25,742. The S&P 500 rose 3 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,821.The Nasdaq edged up 7 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7,698.Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.38 per cent.The Associated Press

Maximum retail price imposed on bottled drinking water

A maximum retail price has been imposed on bottled drinking water.The Consumer Affairs Authority issued a gazette extraordinary imposing the maximum retail price on bottled drinking water. Accordingly, bottled water between 350 ml to 499 ml will have a maximum retail price of Rs 26, 500 ml to 749 ml Rs 35 and 1.0 litres to 1.49 litres Rs 50.

Declining demand for canned salmon sparks closure in Prince Rupert

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 13, 2015 8:45 am MDT Last Updated Nov 13, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – Some devastating news for the fishing industry on B.C.’s north coast as the Canadian Fishing Company, known as Canfisco, has announced an end to cannery operations in Prince Rupert.In a letter to the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union, Canfisco says it plans to continue landing and processing salmon at its two Prince Rupert plants at Oceanside and Seal Cove.But it says the demand for canned salmon is declining, and it can no longer support the maintenance of a canning operation at the Oceanside facility.Canfisco’s Rob Morley says about 450 people were employed at the plant last year, and he’s unsure of how many will be laid off as a result of the restructuring.The union has called an emergency meeting for its members while Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain says the closure is very unfortunate news.He says talks will be held with the company and the union because salmon is a key industry in the city and officials want to keep as many jobs in the sector as possible. (CFTK) Declining demand for canned salmon sparks closure in Prince Rupert read more

Kenley Jansen Is The Model Of A Modern Reliever

Kevin ShackelfordCIN120-0.6 Aaron BummerCHW456-1.2 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Hector NerisPHI3174+1.9 After a year of searching, we didn’t our find our new Goose Gossage. But we did get a glimpse of what one might look like in baseball’s just-concluded postseason.This spring, we introduced a new pitching statistic called the goose egg — named in honor of Gossage, the Hall-of-Fame reliever, who had a record 82 goose eggs in 1975. Essentially, a pitcher gets a goose egg for every clutch, scoreless relief inning (see the original article for a more formal definition). Goose eggs have a substantially better correlation with relievers’ win probability added than saves do, especially if paired with their companion statistic, the broken egg.This year’s major leader in goose eggs was the Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who finished with 47 of them. The American League leader was the Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Diaz, who had 40. You can find a complete rundown of this year’s final goose stats in the table below. (A “broken egg” is essentially the blown save of goose stats, and a “meh” is any situation which doesn’t result in either a goose egg or a broken egg.) Nick WittgrenMIA611+0.5 Tyler AndersonCOL100+0.2 Alex ColomeTB3866+3.5 John BrebbiaSTL313+0.1 Adam KolarekTB021-0.7 SOURCE: SEAMHEADS.COM Casey LawrenceSEA/TOR020-0.7 Stu Miller19657973+7.5 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Justin NicolinoMIA002+0.0 Austin PruittTB420-0.1 Josh FieldsLAD652-1.0 Brad BrachBAL3182+1.9 Fernando RodneyARI3345+3.5 However, from an efficiency standpoint, the best season came not from Knebel or Diaz but from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen, who finished with a perfect record of 44 goose eggs and no broken eggs. That’s the most-ever goose eggs without a broken egg. The Dodgers used Jansen smartly and lined up his 68.1 innings pitched to coincide with mostly high-leverage situations. He made 15 multi-inning appearances, entered with runners on base 12 times, and often pitched in tied games — all things that closers weren’t doing much of a few years ago. And Jansen generated 6.3 goose wins above replacement (GWAR) in the regular season, the 7th-highest total of all-time. Jacob TurnerWAS520-0.0 Bryan ShawCLE2985+1.8 David PhelpsMIA/SEA1694-1.1 Joakim SoriaKC2982+1.6 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Mike PelfreyCHW001+0.0 Nick GoodyCLE012-0.4 Luis GarciaPHI1664+0.1 Arodys VizcainoATL2882+1.1 Domingo GermanNYY020-0.7 Matt AlbersWAS1524+1.4 Chasen BradfordNYM301+0.4 Victor AranoPHI210-0.1 Hunter StricklandSF2661+1.5 Nick VincentSEA2856+2.4 Blaine HardyDET131-1.0 Chris DevenskiHOU26106+0.1 Jared HughesMIL1042-0.0 Tyler ClippardCHW/HOU10117-2.5 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Jerry BlevinsNYM18513+0.7 Kevin SiegristPHI/STL813+0.8 Neftali FelizKC/MIL1060-0.7 Erik GoeddelNYM121-0.6 Kevin QuackenbushSD120-0.6 Pedro StropCHC1935+1.6 Blake ParkerLAA2352+1.6 Paul SewaldNYM1283-1.3 Zach DukeSTL112-0.2 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 Brad GoldbergCHW001+0.0 Juan NicasioPHI/PIT2288+0.2 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Aroldis ChapmanNYY1943+1.5 Josh HaderMIL1245+0.3 Mariano Rivera19965462+6.6 Joe SmithCLE/TOR1921+2.2 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Brandon MaurerKC/SD19100-1.0 Jim JohnsonATL1993-0.6 Zach BrittonBAL1820+2.1 Caleb SmithNYY110-0.2 Zach McAllisterCLE121-0.6 Jonathan HolderNYY611+0.6 Matt CainSF100+0.1 Roberto OsunaTOR31101+1.1 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 AJ RamosMIA/NYM2244+1.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA1021+0.8 Oliver DrakeMIL441-0.9 Tommy KahnleCHW/NYY1692-0.9 Carlos EstevezCOL300+0.5 Troy Percival19964731+6.5 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Jimmie SherfyARI100+0.2 Ariel HernandezCIN001+0.0 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Sam FreemanATL1226+1.0 Jordan LylesCOL210-0.0 Lucas HarrellTOR001+0.0 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Sam TuivailalaSTL441-0.9 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Archie BradleyARI3148+3.2 Anthony SwarzakCHW/MIL2444+2.1 Pedro BaezLAD1478-0.6 Ryan MadsonOAK/WAS2441+2.1 James PazosSEA1345+0.5 Simon CastroOAK221-0.4 Ross StriplingLAD1091-2.0 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 Miguel CastroBAL912+1.0 Seung-hwan OhSTL2256+1.3 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 Brad ZieglerMIA1233+0.6 Shane GreeneDET2045+1.6 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Jose AlvarezLAA555-1.1 Jake BarrettARI203+0.3 Kenley JansenLAD4401+6.3 Jose LeclercTEX733+0.0 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Tyler GlasnowPIT010-0.4 Jose TorresSD552-1.2 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Chad BellDET001+0.0 Reymin GuduanHOU001+0.0 Cory GearrinSF1232+0.6 David HernandezARI/LAA1515+1.9 Juan MinayaCHW1013+1.1 Cam BedrosianLAA1354+0.1 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 Craig StammenSD1023+0.7 Gabriel MoyaMIN100+0.2 Chris O’GradyMIA101+0.1 Brad HandSD3866+3.2 Austin Bibens-DirkxTEX001+0.0 Luis SantosTOR210-0.1 Alex ClaudioTEX2648+2.6 Sam DysonSF/TEX27112-0.1 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 Adam MorganPHI910+0.9 Daniel StumpfDET245-1.2 Joe MusgroveHOU800+1.2 Dominic LeoneTOR946-0.1 Alan BusenitzMIN302+0.5 Ricardo PintoPHI121-0.6 Brian EllingtonMIA530-0.4 Amir GarrettCIN110-0.2 Edubray RamosPHI9111-2.8 Sam MollOAK011-0.4 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Danny FarquharCHW/TB1442+0.6 Brock StewartLAD201+0.3 Hoby MilnerPHI115-0.2 Joe BiaginiTOR932+0.3 Tim MayzaTOR001+0.0 Yovani GallardoSEA100+0.2 Christian BergmanSEA010-0.4 Jimmy YacabonisBAL300+0.5 Joe JimenezDET020-0.7 Drew VerHagenDET312+0.1 Hansel RoblesNYM952-0.6 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 Dan OteroCLE200+0.3 Brandon WorkmanBOS722+0.4 Kyle CrickSF100+0.1 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Corey Knebel gets the golden eggFinal goose egg stats for 2017 Tony BarnetteTEX731+0.0 Austin BriceCIN400+0.6 Jason GrilliTEX/TOR443-0.8 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 Liam HendriksOAK1261-0.4 Doug Corbett198068103+6.3 Ryan DullOAK634-0.2 Tony CingraniCIN/LAD724+0.3 Luke GregersonHOU1062-0.8 Ricardo RodriguezTEX221-0.4 Chris RusinCOL1344+0.6 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Blake TreinenOAK/WAS22103-0.4 Luis AvilanLAD644-0.7 Andrew MillerCLE3353+3.5 Drew StorenCIN423-0.2 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Felix PenaCHC100+0.1 Keone KelaTEX1032+0.5 Jarlin GarciaMIA517+0.3 Blaine BoyerBOS611+0.6 Carlos TorresMIL643-0.6 Trevor RosenthalSTL2581+0.6 Alex WilsonDET1377-0.6 Aaron LoupTOR5312-0.3 Cody AllenCLE2985+1.8 Shae SimmonsSEA020-0.7 Josh OsichSF426-0.2 Andrew ChafinARI587-2.2 Michael LorenzenCIN2672+1.2 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Brian DuensingCHC631-0.3 Tyler OlsonCLE204+0.3 Raisel IglesiasCIN3122+3.8 Doug FisterBOS420-0.1 Scott ObergCOL725+0.4 Jeff BeliveauTOR111-0.2 Matt BarnesBOS1884-0.0 Koda GloverWAS822+0.4 Steven OkertSF7412-0.5 Mike BolsingerTOR310+0.1 Bruce RondonDET430-0.5 Jeurys FamiliaNYM822+0.4 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Adam WarrenNYY1041+0.1 Albert SuarezSF430-0.6 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 Greg HollandCOL2762+2.1 Kenley Jansen20174401+6.3 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Tony WatsonLAD/PIT2396-0.0 Francisco LirianoHOU221-0.4 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Scott AlexanderKC844-0.2 Bryan MorrisSF300+0.4 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Josh EdginNYM525-0.0 Ken GilesHOU2453+1.7 Phil MatonSD732-0.1 Bud NorrisLAA1871+0.1 Wade LeBlancPIT232-0.8 Joely RodriguezPHI524-0.0 Hector RondonCHC1132+0.4 Trevor HildenbergerMIN933+0.3 Rex BrothersATL331-0.7 Koji UeharaCHC1563-0.1 Greg InfanteCHW327-0.3 Dustin McGowanMIA412+0.2 Carson SmithBOS200+0.3 Addison ReedBOS/NYM3567+3.0 Kelvin HerreraKC2773+1.6 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Carlos RamirezTOR700+1.1 Ryan GartonSEA/TB031-1.1 Akeel MorrisATL001+0.0 T. J. McFarlandARI622+0.2 Daniel CoulombeOAK456-1.3 Trevor CahillKC200+0.3 Richard BleierBAL422-0.1 Kyle McGrathSD100+0.1 Hector VelazquezBOS500+0.8 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Daniel HudsonPIT864-1.1 Chris HatcherLAD/OAK963-0.9 Jorge De La RosaARI1251-0.0 Casey FienPHI/SEA320-0.3 Ryan SherriffSTL221-0.5 Danny BarnesTOR893-2.1 Brad BoxbergerTB443-0.9 Sammy SolisWAS422-0.2 Jake PetrickaCHW223-0.4 Eduardo ParedesLAA210-0.1 Blake WoodCIN432-0.5 Odrisamer DespaigneMIA100+0.1 Boone LoganCLE104+0.2 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Matt GraceWAS212-0.1 Rich Gossage197582118+6.7 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 George KontosPIT/SF1283-1.3 Sparky Lyle197766813+6.1 Jackson StephensCIN100+0.1 Vance WorleyMIA010-0.4 Sean DoolittleOAK/WAS2437+2.4 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Junichi TazawaMIA1470-0.6 Jacob RhameNYM210-0.1 Tom KoehlerTOR312+0.1 Matthew BowmanSTL1977+0.1 Jeremy JeffressMIL/TEX251-1.5 Tommy HunterTB3061+2.3 Jesse ChavezLAA121-0.6 Dan WinklerATL111-0.2 Ty BlachSF201+0.3 David PriceBOS101+0.2 Wandy PeraltaCIN1544+0.7 Brandon MorrowLAD1242+0.2 Mike ClevingerCLE010-0.4 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 Buddy BoshersMIN020-0.7 Dillon GeeMIN100+0.2 Willie Hernandez19846577+6.4 Chad GreenNYY322-0.3 Francis MartesHOU412+0.2 Carl EdwardsCHC2283+0.1 Matt BelisleMIN2263+1.1 Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Shawn KelleyWAS621+0.1 Jamie CallahanNYM201+0.3 Tyler DuffeyMIN1143+0.2 A. J. ColeWAS100+0.1 Josh SmokerNYM823+0.4 Ron Perranoski196979139+6.6 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Troy ScribnerLAA001+0.0 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Dillon MaplesCHC100+0.1 Jose RamirezATL2066+0.7 Ryan BuchterKC/SD1564-0.1 Joe BlantonWAS430-0.5 Oliver PerezWAS615+0.5 Jake JunisKC200+0.3 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Robby ScottBOS5212+0.1 Jose AlvaradoTB943-0.1 Mychal GivensBAL1834+1.7 Santiago CasillaOAK1783-0.4 Darren O’DayBAL1332+0.9 Yusmeiro PetitLAA2342+2.0 Marc RzepczynskiSEA11412+0.2 Enny RomeroWAS1446+0.5 Ted Abernathy196751314+6.2 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 A.J. MinterATL110-0.2 Tyler ChatwoodCOL110-0.2 Donnie HartBAL423-0.1 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 Javy GuerraMIA112-0.2 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Al AlburquerqueCHW/KC121-0.6 Mark MelanconSF1550+0.3 Chris RowleyTOR310+0.1 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Jen-Ho TsengCHC300+0.4 Tony ZychSEA853-0.6 Taylor RogersMIN1876+0.2 Craig KimbrelBOS3140+3.5 Dellin BetancesNYY2482+0.9 Jacob BarnesMIL2694+0.5 Kirby YatesLAA/SD1462-0.2 Tony SippHOU111-0.2 Andrew RomineDET001+0.0 Justin WilsonCHC/DET2463+1.4 Dovydas NeverauskasPIT530-0.4 Pat NeshekCOL/PHI2848+2.8 Warwick SaupoldDET113-0.2 Fernando AbadBOS511+0.4 Corey KnebelMIL4782+3.9 Will HarrisHOU1830+1.5 Joaquin BenoitPHI/PIT18110-1.5 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Mike MinorKC2874+1.8 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Matt BushTEX1763+0.5 Kevin McCarthyKC100+0.2 A. J. SchugelPIT201+0.3 Mike DunnCOL1503+2.4 Kenley Jansen’s season was Goose-toricHighest single-season goose wins above replacement (GWAR) Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Wade DavisCHC3031+3.2 Mark LeiterPHI010-0.4 Andrew KittredgeTB210-0.1 Dan JenningsCHW/TB259-1.5 Edwin DiazSEA4074+3.4 Sergio RomoLAD/TB630-0.2 Jake DiekmanTEX601+0.9 Craig BreslowCLE/MIN012-0.4 Tyler LyonsSTL1132+0.5 Joe KellyBOS1245+0.5 Heath HembreeBOS1056-0.2 Justin GrimmCHC412+0.2 Kyle BarracloughMIA2261+0.9 Dan AltavillaSEA431-0.5 Brandon KintzlerMIN/WAS3464+2.9 Mike MontgomeryCHC1422+1.3 Buddy BaumannSD311+0.1 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Drew SteckenriderMIA1111+1.2 Josh RavinLAD110-0.2 Steve CishekSEA/TB1024+0.8 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Matt DermodyTOR302+0.5 Jake McGeeCOL1552+0.6 David RobertsonCHW/NYY2862+2.1 Adam OttavinoCOL1373-0.5 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Asher WojciechowskiCIN200+0.3 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 Ryan TeperaTOR2531+2.8 Ryan PresslyMIN532-0.3 Fernando SalasLAA/NYM864-1.1 Dan RunzlerPIT001+0.0 Ben HellerNYY101+0.2 Tim AdlemanCIN021-0.7 Brett CecilSTL1543+0.7 Josh SmithOAK210-0.1 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 J. J. HooverARI633-0.2 Chasen ShreveNYY623+0.2 PITCHERYEARGOOSE EGGSBROKEN EGGSMEHSGWAR Felipe RiveroPIT3742+3.9 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Jumbo DiazTB653-0.9 Austin MaddoxBOS200+0.3 Chad QuallsCOL210-0.0 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Chris BeckCHW022-0.7 Peter MoylanKC1005+1.6 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Emilio PaganSEA342-1.0 Sources: Retrosheet, The Baseball GAUGE Jansen’s also the exception that proves the rule, however; it’s hard to provide all that much value when you pitch only 70 innings or so, which is about how much the best relievers pitch nowadays. After Jansen, the next most-valuable season came from Knebel, who finished with 3.9 GWAR — which ranks just 200th among relief pitching seasons all-time.If you want a model for a more Gossage-like usage pattern, you need to look no further than … how Jansen was used in the postseason. Jansen appeared in 13 of the Dodgers’ 15 playoff games and threw 16.2 innings. Extrapolated out to a full, 162-game regular season, that would work out to a Mike Marshall-like total of 180 relief innings.Jansen didn’t keep his perfect streak alive in the playoffs. Instead, he allowed 2 broken eggs to go with 6 goose eggs. He was also used in some situations that we wouldn’t recommend — for instance, to close out an 11-1 lead against the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. Still, his postseason goose egg pace would extrapolate to 65 goose eggs over a 162-game regular season.What I’m really advocating for is a hybrid between how pitchers like Jansen are currently used in the regular season and the entirely different way that they’re used in the postseason. The extra off-days the playoffs provide help to enable more creative usage patterns that might not be viable in the regular season. And even with those extra rest days, Jansen may have been overused in not-very-clutch situations in the NLCS and NLDS; perhaps as a result, he was not especially sharp in the World Series. At the same time, he went from throwing 4.7 percent of the Dodgers’ regular season innings to 12.3 percent of their postseason innings — almost a threefold increase. Surely there’s a happy median somewhere in between?But congratulations to Jansen and Knebel, and we’ll resume our hunt for goose eggs next year. In the meantime, you can download detailed data on goose eggs and broken eggs for all pitchers since 1930 here. read more

Aaron Craft Lenzelle Smith Jr prepare for final home game as Ohio

Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) takes a shot during a game against Wyoming Nov. 25 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 65-50.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorBeing in the same recruiting class with the likes of Deshaun Thomas and Jared Sullinger, Ohio State senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. might have been a bit overshadowed initially among Buckeye fans.Thomas and Sullinger — both five-star products out of high school — were big pieces of the OSU squads who made trips to the Final Four and Elite Eight in back-to-back seasons. But they’ve since moved on to play professionally, and even though Craft and Smith Jr. might have been second-tier then — they’ve certainly left their mark on the program.“Both guys, you look at how many games they’ve won here, championships they’ve been a part of, it’s really an amazing four years,” OSU coach Thad Matta said Friday, two days before the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on No. 22 Michigan State in what will be the final home game of the regular season. “I think with that said, both guys have had a major impact on this program in terms of making it better. And that’s what we ask guys to do.”Craft and Smith Jr. were the fastest players in school history to record 100 wins, reaching that milestone in just 119 games after OSU beat North Florida 99-64 Nov. 29.Craft, Smith Jr. and the rest of the Buckeyes have had some tough and exciting contests against the Spartans recently.Last season, the Buckeyes beat Michigan State 61-58 in the Big Ten Tournament, but fell in the two teams previous meeting this season in East Lansing, Mich., 72-68 in overtime in their first lost of the season. With a familiar opponent on the docket for their final home game at OSU, Craft said he wouldn’t rather it be against anyone else.“I honestly don’t think there could be a better way to play our last game here. I’ve loved playing against Michigan State,” Craft said Friday. “Since freshman year we’ve always had great battles with them. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m excited to see what we can do as a team going into this game.”For Smith Jr., however, the game against the Spartans means something a little differently because of the friendships he’s formed with members of Michigan State’s team.“It’s actually kind of the sweet but not so sweet moment. Just seeing as how I’m so close to some of those guys on the team,” Smith Jr. said Friday. “We’ve hung out in the summer, we went to the Big Ten media days in Chicago … We talked, had fun and it’s different when you see them on the opposite side of the court. It’s like, ‘I’m not here to be your friend, don’t even talk to me.’”Craft enters the game as OSU’s all-time leader in steals and assists with 293 and 623 respectively, and with numbers like those is likely to be remembered fondly in Buckeye lore. But he said he doesn’t think about being in the same breath as former players like David Lighty, Mike Conley Jr., Greg Oden or Scoonie Penn.“I just don’t feel comfortable putting myself in close to the same categories of guys that (have) come before,” Craft said. “I’m just very honored and humbled to continue on what they’ve established here. And to play a very small part of that.”Aside from it being Craft and Smith Jr.’s final go around at the Schottenstein Center, the game against the Spartans (23-7, 12-5, 3rd in the Big Ten) holds implications for next week’s Big Ten Tournament. OSU (22-8, 9-8 tied for fifth in the Big Ten) sits one game behind Nebraska for fourth place in the conference, and would need a victory against the Spartans and some help to finish in that spot and earn a first-round bye in the tournament.OSU has lost two straight games, falling on the road last week to Penn State and Indiana. Matta said no matter where they finish in the standings, a win against Michigan State would certainly be a step in the right direction.“This is our 18th Big Ten game, and 16 of them have been tooth and nail and down to the last couple minutes,” Matta said. “With that said, you’re playing a team that’s obviously a great basketball team. It’s a great opportunity for us to come out and close out the final game of the season.”As OSU searches for any bit of momentum it can get its hands on as the season draws to a close, Smith Jr. agreed with Matta and said a victory Sunday would be key to build that.“We can get a lot of momentum here with a win on Sunday to carry us over into the Big Ten Tournament,” Smith Jr. said. “We can get that going, and if we get hot at the right time, that’s the name of the game. You want to play your best basketball toward this time of the season and I think we can accomplish that.”Matta has gone on record as saying he would get behind putting up a statue commemorating Lighty’s accomplishments and what he’s meant to the program outside the arena. The same would go for Craft and Matta said he would want to “put it right next to David.”When Craft was told his head coach said that about him, though, he naturally spun it back to be more of a team oriented affair.“Legacy and all that stuff, it’s not about me, it’s not about Lenzelle. It’s about this university and the things we’ve been able to do as a team, whether it’s putting a year up on the banners in the gym,” Craft said. “That’s what’s going to be remembered. That’s what should be remembered.”Tipoff between the Buckeyes and Spartans is set for 4:30 p.m. Sunday. read more

Heres how Nikes 200m man Rory McIlroy spends his money

first_img Trump might lose a crucial ally in the Middle East if Netanyahu is unseated as Israel’s prime minister for the first time in a decade A Pittsburgh doctor says Antonio Brown once repeatedly farted in his face during a consultation, and that he owes him $11,500 in unpaid bills RORY MCILROY IS well positioned to become one of the world’s highest-paid athletes for a long, long time.He’s only 24-years-old and he already has two major championships and a deal with Nike rumored to be worth $200 million.He also has the makings of a pretty fantastic lifestyle off the course, with a lavish house in Florida, a $400,000 car, a wildly successful fiancée, and more…He earned $29 million in 2013, making him the 21st-highest-paid athlete in the world Source: Lynne SladkyHe made $16 million in endorsements alone. For comparison, that’s $2 million more than Peyton Manning Source: Fred BeckhamHis biggest deal: a monster Nike contract rumored to be worth $200+ million Source: AP/Press Association ImagesTiger Woods’ first Nike deal was only worth $40 million Source: Lynne SladkyThey’re now doing commercials togetherSource: YouTubeRory’s other deals with Bose and Omega make him golf’s 3rd-highest-paid player at age 24Source: YouTubeHe’s not afraid to spend that cash. He bought a gorgeous $9.5 million house in Florida in 2012Source: YouTube/PGA TourIt’d be a pretty great bachelor pad. There’s an incredible poolSource: YouTube/PGA TourAnd a game roomSource: YouTube/PGA TourThe house is good for his job, too. It’s right next to the PGA National golf course and there’s a workout roomSource: YouTube/PGA TourRory also put in a trophy room, with plenty of room for future hardwareSource: YouTube/PGA TourHe was spotted driving a $400,000 Lamborghini AventadorSource: YouTubeThe tabloids are all over him. They once reported that he bought a $2 million Bugatti, which he called “bollocks” Source: Alastair GrantAnother tabloid fixation: his girlfriend, tennis player Caroline Wozniacki Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHe makes trips all over the world to watch her play Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesAnd vice versa Source: David GoldmanOn New Year’s Eve, they got engagedSource: @CaroWozniackiThey’re now one of the highest-earning power couples in sports Source: AP/Press Association ImagesCaroline is the fourth-highest-paid female athlete in the world, raking in $13.7 million per year Source: Aaron FavilaShe makes $10 million per year off the court, which includes revenue from her own underwear lineYouTube/Mondel OlompicAfter a rough 2013 on the course, McIlroy is looking to turn things around and continue his ascent to the top of the sport(Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images)Here’s why an NFL player is retiring at the age of 26>VIDEO: Leinster and Munster players clash in ‘keepie uppies’ challenge> Saudi Arabia says the oil facility hit by drones and missiles will be fully functional again in 12 days Australians could be given free movement to the UK after Brexit last_img read more

Trump says he hopes to visit Ireland this year during White House

first_img Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 3:26 PM Vice President Mike Pence invited me and Matt to his home at the Naval Observatory this morning. It’s great to be back here for a really warm reception. pic.twitter.com/Wkh2Ic8lWP— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) March 14, 2019 Mar 14th 2019, 3:26 PM 16,806 Views Source: Leo Varadkar/Twitter Trump says he hopes to visit Ireland this year during White House visit by Taoiseach The Taoiseach will return to the White House later this evening for the traditional shamrock ceremony. 64 Comments Taoiseach says Trump has very different views on Brexit than him pic.twitter.com/pq1pPjThS9— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) March 14, 2019 Image: Brian Lawless Image: Brian Lawless Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4541992 “It was a real opportunity for me to set out Ireland’s position, particularly when it comes to protecting the Peace Process, the Good Friday agreement and avoiding a hard border,” the Taoiseach said.He added that the pair also discussed immigration and Trump offered “strong support” for securing more visas for Irish people to work in the US and also backed aiding the plight of the undocumented Irish in America.BreakfastThis morning Vice President Mike Pence hosted Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett for breakfast at his residence on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in Washington. Share237 Tweet Email Barrett, who is a doctor, is based in Chicago for work. He chatted about the city with Pence after the couple arrived at the residence. The US vice president is a deeply conservative Christian and has been criticised for his views and his legislative record on LGBT rights. Varadkar will return to the White House later this evening for the traditional shamrock ceremony.TheJournal.ie’s Political Correspondent Christina Finn will be bringing you all the latest updates from Leo Varadkar’s visit to Washington DC this week, including his meeting with US President Donald Trump on Thursday.Stay up-to-date by following @christinafinn8, @TJ_Politics  and TheJournal.ie’s Facebook page. With reporting by Ceimin Burke  By Christina Finn Short URL US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has said that he hopes to visit Ireland this year while meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office in the White House.Describing Ireland as a “special place”, Trump referenced his golf resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare.“I have a very warm spot for Doonbeg, I will tell you that. And, it’s just a great place,” he said.The US leader made similar comments during last year’s sit down in Washington DC.Before travelling to the White House the Taoiseach indicated that he and Trump would discuss future trade deals between the US and the UK and he would urge the president not to sign any deal that would undermine the peace process in Northern Ireland.Speaking to reporters alongside Varadkar ahead of their private meeting, Trump said that he will stay out of the Brexit negotiations but hopes that the discussions work out.He added that he’s surprised how badly the talks have gone and said that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to follow his advice on how to handle the negotiations.Speaking after the meeting Varadkar said he and Trump have “very different views” on whether Brexit is a good or bad thing.last_img read more

Microsoft Office disponible en version allégée et gratuite

first_imgMicrosoft Office disponible en version allégée et gratuiteMicrosoft a mis en ligne une version gratuite de sa suite Microsoft Office 2010. Amputée de certaines fonctionnalités phares, il reste un produit très utile en déplacement pour un travail bureautique basique.Microsoft Office Starter 2010 est un nouveau produit lancé par Microsoft pour tous les utilisateurs désirant une suite bureautique simple et gratuite. Ce logiciel correspond à une version allégée des logiciels Word et Excel, amputée de fonctionnalités avancées comme l’était Works il y a quelques années relate Clubic. En contrepartie, un bandeau publicitaire est en permanence affiché en bas de la fenêtre.À lire aussiMicrosoft Surface RT : la tablette est enfin disponible à la vente physique en FranceTéléchargeable à cette adresse (lien non disponible), ce Microsoft Office Starter 2010 présente aussi la possibilité très utile de pouvoir le copier intégralement sur une clé USB. Sa taille au total ne s’élève qu’à 400 Mo et permet de l’utiliser aussi bien sans connexion et sans installation. La seule condition qui peut faire obstacle à cette facilité d’utilisation est la nécessité de travailler sur un ordinateur équipé de Windows 7 ou Windows Vista.Le but de Microsoft est de faire découvrir sa solution dans une version de base et d’inciter à l’achat les consommateurs. L’éditeur a d’ailleurs fait des efforts tarifaires en proposant la suite Office à partir 70 euros pour les étudiants ou de 120 euros pour les particuliers. Il reste moins complet qu’une suite gratuite mais offre, entre autre chose, la compatibilité avec les documents Open XML et l’expérience utilisateur Office sur n’importe quelle machine.Le 29 novembre 2011 à 15:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough criticizes Hesketh

first_imgBurton Albion manager Nigel Clough has criticized Jake Hesketh following his performance against Shrewsbury Town.Clough was disappointed with the Southampton loanee for his role in their 2-1 win over Shrewsbury during the weekend.Hesketh was substituted off after with 20 minutes and was replaced by Marcus Harness, who played a part in the club’s second goal.Clough said, according to Daily Echo:“I thought our two wide men, Jake Hesketh and Will Miller, got into some great positions in the first half and we didn’t get anything from them, enough quality crosses and things like that.”Jake HeskethMK Dons completes signing of Southampton Jake Hesketh Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 31, 2019 Milton Keynes (MK) Dons have completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Jake Hesketh for a six-month loan deal.Hesketh spent the first six months of…“That’s our strength, especially against Shrewsbury’s formation.”“We were a bit disappointed in that, and ultimately that’s why they both came off – but the lads who replaced them did well.”Clough still insists that Harness deserved his chance to replace Hesketh during the game against Shrewsbury.Clough added: “Very much so. that’s why he got on.”“We’ve got Devante Cole we could’ve put there, we could put Joe Sbarra out there, and we felt Marcus deserved his chance.”last_img read more

Malaika Arora Arjun Kapoor trolled with mother and son jibe post making

first_imgArjun Kapoor, Malaika AroraInstagramMalaika Arora surprised everyone when she made her relationship with Arjun Kapoor official with an Instagram post by wishing the latter on his 34th birthday. “Happy bday my crazy,insanely funny n amazing @arjunkapoor … love n happiness always,” Malaika wrote on Instagram by sharing a romantic picture wherein she and Arjun were seen walking hand-in-hand on a beach. But trolls just couldn’t stand their happiness and once again giving a testament of their sick mentality.As soon as Malaika, 45, posted the picture with Arjun, 34, a certain section of people started trolling the couple mainly for their age difference with mother and son jibes. Some even went on to say that it looks like a boy was promising his mother that he will go to school everyday while a few said that Malaika’s ex-husband Arbaaz Khan would feel heartbroken after seeing his ex-wife dating another guy. However, there were also some people who slammed trolls for their shameful and nasty comments and gave befitting reply to trolls on Arjun and Malaika’s behalf. And many people were happy that the couple finally came out in the open and accepted their relationship on a public platform.Earlier, Arjun had admitted to dating Malaika and had thanked the media for respecting their personal space. “We’ve come out because we feel the media has given us dignity. There’s a certain understanding the media has… they’ve been respectful, kind, honest and decent about it. nThat is why I felt comfortable,” Arjun had told Filmfare in an earlier interview.Arjun and Malaika are often clicked together during their outings and sometimes Malaika’s 16-year-old son Arhaan Khan also accompanies them. The couple are currently holidaying in New York and having a blast on their romantic trip which is quite evident from their pictures on social media. Instagram Instagram Instagram Instagramlast_img read more

Voting continues in Indonesia amid religious tension

first_imgAn Indonesian man casts his ballot at a poll station in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photo: AFPJakarta went to the polls in a tight run-off Wednesday with the Christian governor fighting for his job as he stands trial for blasphemy, in a divisive election that has stoked religious tensions in Muslim-majority Indonesia.Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is facing a Muslim challenger, heavyweight ex-minister Anies Baswedan, in a neck-and-neck race to lead the teeming capital of 10 million people.The vote is seen as a test of whether the moderate Islam traditionally practised in the world’s most populous Muslim country is under threat from the influence of hardliners, who have led mass demonstrations against Purnama.Purnama, the city’s first non-Muslim governor for half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader, won in the first round in February but not by a big enough margin to avoid a run-off.The race was already significant as politicians see the job as a stepping stone to the presidency at 2019 polls, but the stakes were raised dramatically by a controversy sparked by claims that Purnama insulted the Koran.The allegations drew hundreds of thousands of conservative Muslims onto the streets of Jakarta in major protests last year, and led to Purnama-known by his nickname Ahok-being put on trial for blasphemy in a case critics see as politically motivated.After casting his vote, President Joko Widodo-whose party backs Purnama-urged Jakarta residents to accept the result and for the city to come together after the bitterly fought poll.“We must not let different political choices break our unity,” he said. “Remember we are all brothers and sisters.”Over 7.2 million people were registered to vote in the polls, which closed at 1:00 pm (0600 GMT).Early vote tallies from private pollsters were expected to give an accurate indication of the winner within hours although official results won’t be released until early May.After an anti-Purnama protest last year turned violent, authorities were taking no chances and over 60,000 security forces had been deployed.Hardline groups had pledged to station monitors at polling booths. Police blocked the plan, warning it could cause “intimidation”, but groups of hardliners appeared to be outside some polling centres in defiance of the ban.However there was no sign of unrest and police said the election had run smoothly.Tolerance testDespite Purnama’s first-round victory, former education minister Baswedan, 47, was initially seen as the favourite in the run-off because the votes from a third, Muslim candidate who was knocked out were expected to go to him.But with tension over the governor’s alleged blasphemy subsiding in recent weeks, Purnama has regained momentum and recent polls show the candidates in a dead heat.Baswedan, an academic who was sacked from the government by Widodo, has been accused of abandoning his moderate Islamic values during the campaign by cosying up to hardliners in a bid to win the support of Muslim voters angered by Purnama’s alleged blasphemy.Purnama’s troubles began in September when he lightheartedly said in a speech that his rivals were tricking people into voting against him using a Koranic verse, which some interpret as meaning Muslims should only choose Muslim leaders.His long-running blasphemy trial began in December, and the verdict is expected within a few weeks.If he does win the vote and is convicted of blasphemy, he would not automatically be barred from holding office and could avoid jail for a long time by appealing.Many voters still back Purnama due to his record leading Jakarta since 2014. He has won praise for cleaning up the city’s once-filthy rivers and creating more green spaces, although his acerbic style has upset some.“I voted for Ahok because I’m poor and I have felt the difference-we’re being taken care of,” said Tayem, a 62-year-old housewife who like many Indonesians goes by only one name, after casting her ballot.But some have been swayed by the blasphemy controversy.“As a Muslim, I will choose according to my faith,” Elva Sativia, a 33-year-old housewife, told AFP.last_img read more