DU counselling sessions to begin on May 22

first_imgNew Delhi, May 16 (PTI) A 10-day counselling session of the Delhi University will begin on May 22 wherein students seeking admission can get guidance.”We had submitted two to three schedules to conduct the session among which May 22 was finalised,” Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean of students welfare said.The counselling session, also known as Open Days, will continue till May 31 at the Conference Centre, Gate No 4, North Campus from 10 am to 1 pm, said a release issued by the university registrar.University of Delhi had also announced its admission schedule of PhD., MPhil., postgraduate and undergraduate programmes for the new academic session.Registration process for all the programmes will be completely online including for students belonging to Sports, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Kashmiri Migrants, and other categories, said the registrar of the university in a statement.While admissions to merit-based undergraduate programmes will begin on May 22, for entrance-based courses, PG, MPhil and PhD programmes it will begin on May 31. PTI CPB TIRlast_img read more

Pacers Put Down Knicks, 102-90

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers are looking forward to being back in the playoffs.Paul George and George Hill each scored 19 points and the Pacers defeated the New York Knicks 102-90 on April 12, clinching the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.Last season, Indiana missed the playoffs for the first time in four years, just one year removed from being the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.On April 12, the Pacers’ 12-point win capped a 48-hour span in which Indiana knew its postseason fate.Indiana (44-37) clinched a playoff spot April 10. And with Detroit’s loss to the Heat and the Pacers’ win on April 12, Indiana wrapped up the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference and will face Toronto in the first round of the playoffs.After trailing New York at the end of the first and second quarters, Indiana outscored the Knicks 26-16 in the third.Trailing 64-62, the Pacers finished the final seven minutes of the third quarter with a 17-6 run that gave Indiana a 79-70 lead heading into the final 12 minutes.The Pacers led by as many as 14 points and never let the Knicks back in the game.Derrick Williams scored 21 points and Jerian Grant added 18 points for the Knicks (32-50).“They started out the game hot. We did a great job in the second half, closing out the game,” George said. “We got some stops and got easy opportunities, a lot of transition plays. That’s really where the game opened up for us.”The Pacers outscored New York 46-26 in the paint. Indiana also outscored New York 18-4 on the fast break.The Knicks also turned the ball over 16 times leading to 17 points for Indiana.Both teams had eight offensive rebounds, but it was the Pacers that made the most of the extra effort, outscoring the Knicks 15-8 in second-chance points.Since it was the regular-season home finale, Pacers players remained on the floor for more than 20 minutes giving away shoes and signing autographs.“It’s the best feeling. Just putting it in perspective from last year, last year we had a different feeling on this night because we had one more game ahead of us to (try to) get in the playoffs,” George said.For the Knicks, the loss ended their season. New York finished 10-28 over the final three months of the season.After coach Derek Fisher was fired, Kurt Rambis took over as interim coach. And despite the uncertainty regarding the Knicks’ head coaching position, Rambis is trying to maintain a positive outlook about his situation.“Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. I want to be the coach here. But that is a decision that is out of my hands,” Rambis said. “I think we can continue to get better and improve. I thanked (the players) for the season. Everybody has to improve. We have to figure out how to get better so we can get in the playoffs.”(COREY ELLIOT) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgHot on the heels of the recent NSW Junior State Cup almost 1500 junior Touch Footballers will converge on the Glasshouse Sports Club on the Sunshine Coast, for the 2005 Queensland Junior State Cup from July 1-3. The teams will travel from all around Queensland, with several new country entrants in 2005. The competition is the largest Junior Touch Football event in the State and will bring the future of Queensland and Australia’s elite teams to the Sunshine Coast. Competition will be in the Under 11’s, Under 13’s, Under 15’s and Under 17’s in both girls and boys divisions, with the Gold Coast always one of the strongest teams at the tournament. With several new country sides traveling to the tournament however, QTA organisers are hinting that there may just be the odd upset on the cards here and there throughout the tournament. Games begin around 1pm on Friday July 1 and will start at 8am on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3. Finals for the Under 11’s will be held on Saturday July 2 and on Sunday July 3 for all other age groups. ATA Tournament Director and IT guru Jon Pratt has refined the art of running our National Touch League and Under 18 Championships since 1997, as well as run several International events such as World Cups, Youth World Cups and International School events. He will be traveling to Queensland to help with the smarter web program, the computer software that builds ladders, draws, keeps statistics and can publish minute by minute info for all those interested in the results of the Queensland Junior State Cup. While at the event Jon will be helping to up skill and teach the Queensland Touch Association (QTA) staff about the program, how it works and how to use it to better service the Touch public during major events such as this. He will also be able to work with the affiliates at the event, providing information on the software that’s available for their weekly competition in their home regions. The event has already gathered interest from local media outlets, including newspapers and radio, with advertisements and stories being run regularly. ATA Media Manager Rachel Moyle, will be working with QTA staff in the lead up to the event, helping to promote the event further and push regular media releases and information to the Queensland media. With the event drawing such a large number of participants from all around Australia this is another chance for ATA and QTA to work together in promoting the sport further to the Queensland public and developing the resources we use in running Touch competitions and tournaments. It is fantastic to see such large numbers and interest in events such as the Queensland and also NSW Junior State Cup and promises much for the future of the sport in the states and at a national level.last_img read more

Justices adopt digitalage privacy rules to track cellphones

first_imgWASHINGTON – Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age.The justices’ 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies collect from the ubiquitous cellphone towers that allow people to make and receive calls, and transmit data. The information has become an important tool in criminal investigations.Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by the court’s four liberals, said cellphone location information “is detailed, encyclopedic and effortlessly compiled.” Roberts wrote that “an individual maintains a legitimate expectation of privacy in the record of his physical movements” as they are captured by cellphone towers.Roberts said the court’s decision is limited to cellphone tracking information and does not affect other business records, including those held by banks. He also wrote that police still can respond to an emergency and obtain records without a warrant.But the dissenting conservative justices, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, cast doubt on Roberts’ claim that the decision was limited. Each wrote a dissenting opinion and Kennedy said in his that the court’s “new and uncharted course will inhibit law enforcement” and “keep defendants and judges guessing for years to come.”Roberts does not often line up with his liberal colleagues against a unified front of conservative justices, but digital-age privacy cases can cross ideological lines, as when the court unanimously said in 2014 that a warrant is needed before police can search the cellphone of someone they’ve just arrested.The court ruled Friday in the case of Timothy Carpenter, who was sentenced to 116 years in prison for his role in a string of robberies of Radio Shack and T-Mobile stores in Michigan and Ohio. Cell tower records spanning 127 days, which investigators got without a warrant, bolstered the case against Carpenter.Investigators obtained the records with a court order that requires a lower standard than the “probable cause” needed for a warrant. “Probable cause” requires strong evidence that a person has committed a crime.The judge at Carpenter’s trial refused to suppress the records, finding no warrant was needed, and a federal appeals court agreed. The Trump administration said the lower court decisions should be upheld.The American Civil Liberties Union, representing Carpenter, said a warrant would provide protection against unjustified government snooping.“This is a groundbreaking victory for Americans’ privacy rights in the digital age. The Supreme Court has given privacy law an update that it has badly needed for many years, finally bringing it in line with the realities of modern life,” said ACLU attorney Nathan Freed Wessler, who argued the Supreme Court case in November.The administration relied in part on a 1979 Supreme Court decision that treated phone records differently than the conversation in a phone call, for which a warrant generally is required.The earlier case involved a single home telephone and the court said then that people had no expectation of privacy in the records of calls made and kept by the phone company.“The government’s position fails to contend with the seismic shifts in digital technology that made possible the tracking of not only Carpenter’s location but also everyone else’s, not for a short period but for years and years,” Roberts wrote.The court decided the 1979 case before the digital age, and even the law on which prosecutors relied to obtain an order for Carpenter’s records dates from 1986, when few people had cellphones.The Supreme Court in recent years has acknowledged technology’s effects on privacy. In 2014, Roberts also wrote the opinion that police must generally get a warrant to search the cellphones of people they arrest. Other items people carry with them may be looked at without a warrant, after an arrest.Roberts said then that a cellphone is almost “a feature of human anatomy.” On Friday, he returned to the metaphor to note that a phone “faithfully follows its owner beyond public thoroughfares and into private residences, doctor’s offices, political headquarters, and other potentially revealing locales.”As a result, he said, “when the government tracks the location of a cellphone it achieves near perfect surveillance, as if it had attached an ankle monitor to the phone’s user.”Even with the court’s ruling in Carpenter’s favour, it’s too soon to know whether he will benefit from Friday’s decision, said Harold Gurewitz, Carpenter’s lawyer in Detroit. The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will have to evaluate whether the cellphone tracking records can still be used against Carpenter under the “good faith” exception for law enforcement — evidence should not necessarily be thrown out if authorities obtained it in a way they thought the law required. There also is other evidence implicating Carpenter that might be sufficient to sustain his conviction.last_img read more

MTV acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival.The three-day New Year’s Eve festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California. This year’s lineup includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among more than 40 artists. SnowGlobe will also showcase extreme winter sports demonstrations.Terms were not disclosed in Monday’s announcement. MTV says it’s taking the next step in “its resurgence by expanding deeper into live events.”MTV plans to reinvent its New Year’s Eve coverage, connecting SnowGlobe with MTV’s Times Square studio in New York. The cable network also plans to expand SnowGlobe to additional dates and locations worldwide and leverage its team to launch other new events.MTV launched MTV Studios in June.last_img read more

Alberta man faces fraud charges over fracking product

first_imgRED DEER, A.B. – A central Alberta man faces fraud charges over an oilfield product that was supposed to have resulted in big profits.RCMP say investors instead lost $2.6 million.“It was one of the larger fraud files we’ve had in the area,” Const. William Lewadniuk of the Red Deer Financial Crimes Unit said Friday. After several years passed with no buyout or payout, investors starting asking questions. The man then cut refund cheques.“All of the cheques bounced,” said Lewadniuk.The matter was referred to Blackfalds RCMP in 2013. Eventually, Lewadniuk’s office became involved in a complex investigation that had to unravel a money trail through several numbered companies.Dane Skinner of Sylvan Lake was arrested Wednesday. Lewadniuk said the man was selling a product he said would make fracking operations at oilwells cheaper and more environmentally friendly. He said, for example, he could cut the number of trucks needed on a fracking site to one from five.“He was offering investors the chance to get in on the ground floor for a revolutionary new fracking product,” Lewadniuk said.“He represented the product as if it was going to be sold to another company. If a company’s going to be bought out by another company, typically the stock goes up.”Lewadniuk said the product had never been tested in a commercial setting or at a real oil well. Nor, he said, can police guarantee the seller developed the product himself.Still, at least 16 investors bit.“It’s entirely possible there are additional victims,” Lewadniuk said.center_img He has been released from custody and is to appear in Red Deer provincial court Aug. 8.He faces charges of fraud, money laundering and uttering threats.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Countrys most talked about fashion event concludes

first_imgThe Summer edition of Asian Designer week hosted the extremely anticipated eighth edition at Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, New Delhi.The event, which started on a great note on April 27, 2019, put up a spectacular display of hottest trends to watch out for by some of the renowned and established designers. The mega fashion event was presented by Asian Fashion Design Council (AFDC). Designers like Rosy Ahluwalia, Aubhadip Mitra, Sonia Gaba, and others showcased their collection on Day 1. Thereafter, students from DIA, Jabalpur along with NextGen designers like Muskan Sainik and Bhawna Verma, Shreya Gupta, Radhika Karwa, VIDM from Bihar, Pavani Mehra and NIIFD Mumbai took away the hearts of people with the amazing designs they presented. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe day ended with ultimate collection by New Gen designer Sitara by Chandani and Ruchika. Day 2 was opened by young and aspiring designers from across the country. Manpreet, who was last seen in MTV’s show, walked the ramp for DV by DishaVadgama – an Ahmedbad based designer. Also, Robert Naorem ruled the ramp on Day 2. His collection was about handlooms textiles of North Eastern state Manipur blended with power loom textiles. Actress Shibani Dandekar also walked the ramp for budding designer Kraft Corridor. The veteran designer Rina Dhaka showcased her collection called Dark bewitching blooms. Speaking on the occasion, Vivek Rawat, creative director of Asian Designer week said, “Our objective is to give platform to the budding designers, who have the potential to take their fashion labels to global markets.”last_img read more

KVICs Honey Mission blooms across nation

first_imgAt a time when there is an active demonstration abroad for saving the Honey-bees for maintaining ecological balance, back home in India, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has distributed more than one lakh bee-boxes among the farmers and unemployed youths across the nation in less than two years.Following the clarion call of ‘Sweet Revolution’ given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the KVIC launched a programme named ‘Honey Mission’ in August 2017 from Rashtrapati Bhawan. Also Read – The Puja carnivalAfter that, the KVIC started identifying the farmers and unemployed youths across the nation, and right from dense forest areas of Assam to tribal belt of Narmada Valley and from hilly valley Jammu and Kashmir to Gangetic plains of Varanasi, it left no breadth and length of the nation in distributing bee-boxes with live bee-colonies. During this process, KVIC made and broke many new World records. First, on May 21, 2018, on World Honey Bee Day, KVIC made a World Record of distributing a maximum number of bee-boxes in a single day by distributing 1,000 bee-boxes among 100 Mishing Asamese tribe in the Kaziranga forest area. Then, on June 12, KVIC recorded a new World Record of distributing a maximum number of bee-boxes, i.e. 2330 bee-boxes in a single day at Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir among 233 beneficiaries, in association with Indian Army’s Sadbhawna Programme. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraKVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that following the Prime Minister’s call of ‘Sweet Revolution’, the KVIC immediately made an action plan on this line named ‘Honey Mission’. “We have so far distributed 1,01,000 bee-boxes, across the country, which had happened for the very first time in India. We have not only distributed bee-boxes, rather under ‘Honey Mission’, we have also created more than 10,000 new employment, besides creating around 25,000 additional man-days through the fabrication of bee boxes and Honey Extractors,” he said, adding, “The KVIC has also provided the bee-keepers practical training about examination of honeybee colonies, acquaintance with apicultural equipment, identification, and management of bee enemies and diseases, honey extraction and wax purification, and management of bee colonies in all seasons. It may be noted that through ‘Honey Mission’, so far 246 metric tonnes of honey has been extracted through these bee-boxes only, valuing over Rs 4 crore. Besides, if the farmers are to be believed their crops’ yield has increased up to 30 percent after the ‘Honey Mission’.last_img read more

Commentary Referees not perfect mistakes happen

Referees have never been perfect — they are not perfect now, and they never will be. The nature of the job lends itself to occasional mistakes.Especially at full speed, how is an individual expected to get every single call correct? At the end of the day, they simply cannot.The New England Patriots lost to the Carolina Panthers, 24-20, Monday after what is being referred to as a “questionable” call on the game’s final play.Considering the media reaction, I am slightly surprised the entire state of Massachusetts has not broken into a full-fledged riot. Not only did starting quarterback Tom Brady track down the officials after the play to complain, but his backup Ryan Mallett tried to get in on the action as well.When you see players, especially one as well respected around the league as Brady, complaining like that, one can only imagine the words coming out of the mouths of fans that watched the game.Patriots fans should be thankful they are not Green Bay Packers fans. During the infamous replacement ref period of the 2012 NFL season, the Packers lost to the Seattle Seahawks Sept. 24, 2012, after fill-ins awarded Seattle a touchdown on the game’s final play. Not only should the ruling have been an interception in favor of the Packers, but the refs also missed an indisputable pass interference call.Every team, athlete and fan has found themselves on the “wrong” side of a “poor” call at some point. It is part of the game, not something that should be welcomed, but must be accepted.At the end of the 2002-03 football season, Ohio State won the National Championship after a late flag saved the Buckeyes’ lives and gave them another chance. The Miami Hurricanes were already celebrating when the yellow speck flew across the screen, signaling Glenn Sharpe for pass interference against Chris Gamble in the end zone.You can find Hurricanes fans complaining to this day, but the call happened, the game eventually ended, and OSU won. Still, almost 11 years later complaints can be heard, but that was a championship game, not a random regular season game moving their record to 7-3, which is now where the Patriots’ sit.New England fans have to take some perspective when looking at the call — it was questionable, not wrong. The call could have easily gone either way, and there is no way to prove the Patriots would have won the game had they received a favorable decision.Much worse things have happened in sports.In 1990 Colorado received a fifth down, allowing them to beat Missouri 33-31. At the 1972 Olympics, the Soviet basketball team was magically awarded extra time, leading to the United States’ first loss in the sport’s Olympic history.At the end of the day, the call in Monday’s Patriots-Panthers game might have been wrong, but it happened. The complaints need to end, especially since the game is mostly insignificant.Questionable calls are a part of sport, and they will be forever. While that is not a good thing, it has to be accepted. Repeated complaints do no good for anyone and simply act as an annoyance to the outside world. read more

Womens swimming Ohio State dashes for NCAA championships against Olympic medalists

Ohio State women’s swim team competes against Wright State during a meet at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Feb. 3. Credit: Fallon Perl | Lantern reporterFollowing the completion of a nearly undefeated regular season and an impressive turnout at the Big Ten Championships, the No. 22 Ohio State women’s swimming team is set to travel to Indianapolis to compete in the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming National Championships beginning Wednesday evening.The Buckeyes enter this meet ranking behind four of their Big Ten competitors, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Minnesota, who are ranked at No. 6, 12, 15 and 19 respectively. Though there will be many fierce competitors from these teams as well as others, the Buckeyes remain focused on their own performances.“We don’t spend a whole lot of time talking about other teams or schools or athletes. We really put the focus on us,” OSU coach Bill Dorenkott said. “That being said, to reinforce the point of what an amazing meet this is, you have Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, and Lilly King who are Olympic medalists and world record holders. It’s an honor to compete against the best not just in the country, but in the world. This is why we do what we do every day — it’s to get this opportunity.”Ledecky and Manuel will both be competing for top-ranked Stanford. Both athletes were medalists at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, with a combined seven gold medals, as well as two silver. King, who swims for No. 15 Indiana, earned one individual gold at the Rio Games in addition to a gold in the 400-yard medley relay.Athletes from Stanford, including Ledecky and Manuel, are the top seeds in 10-of-13 events. King fills two of three No. 1 seeds in the remaining events, while Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker from No. 2 California Berkeley fills the other.The adversaries OSU will face this week might seem intimidating on paper, but they have not deterred OSU from continuing to put in countless hours in the pool and the weight room in order to fine tune their techniques before the big meet.“We’ve been focusing on the fine details, and honing in on the smaller things,” senior Taylor Vargo said. “We’ve been working on technique and enjoying the process as well as the last few weeks of swimming.”Vargo will be competing in both the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays, as well as the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. This will be her fourth and final year competing in the NCAAs, and said she can’t wait to experience the competition one last time.“My sophomore year, we were No. 41, I believe, and last year we were No. 14. It’s just exciting to be able to go and compete against some of the fastest swimmers in the world,” Vargo said. “It is the fastest meet in the world, and it’s just nice to be able to go up and be recognized, and to be considered at the highest level.”Vargo will be joined by nine other teammates, two more of which are returning NCAA competitors as well.“We have a nice combination of youth and experience. We return Liz Li and Lindsey Clary, who were both Top Eight a year ago, and then we return Taylor Vargo who has been there four times,” Dorenkott said. “We also have a nice group of freshmen going, probably as good a group as anybody in the country.”Molly Kowal and Kathrin Demler are the two freshmen that will be competing in the meet, each competing in three events. Kowal will be swimming the 1,650-yard freestyle, along with the 500-yard freestyle and the 400-yard individual medley. Demler will be joining her teammate in the 500-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley, in addition to competing in the 200-yard backstroke.“It is a meet that rewards experience, and so for some of those kids it’s the opportunity to get there and see what it’s all about. For some of them, I keep telling them how good they are and sooner or later they’re going to start believing me,” Dorenkott said. “We have a couple of freshmen who are world class, they’re just not there today, but they’re going to be special and the sooner they believe it the better we’ll all be.”One of those freshman is Kowal, who said her nerves will be undeniable in her first NCAA appearance.“I think it’s going to be fun to go with the group of girls that are going. I mean, I’m pretty nervous because it will definitely, by far, be the biggest meet I’ve ever gone to,” she said. “There are also going to be some really big names there like Katie Ledecky, which will be cool, but it’s also kind of intimidating. But I get nervous for every meet so it’s nothing I can’t handle.”Junior Meg Bailey will compete in the 200-yard and 400-yard individual medleys, as well as the 200-yard butterfly.Vargo — being an experienced NCAA competitor — said the team’s goal is to compete at the highest level in each race.“We want to move up spots, move up places, get some points, and represent Ohio State,” Vargo said. “It’s okay to be nervous, though. Everyone’s a little bit nervous when you go, but just realize that you represent The Ohio State University and I don’t think there’s a better feeling in the world.”The Buckeyes would be grateful to earn some winning titles, but they are just as grateful to compete and improve both individually and as a team.“In terms of winning — whether it’s an individual title or a team title — that’s something that’s out of your control,” Dorenkott said. “The only thing you can focus on is the effort you put into winning, and that’s really where our minds are right now. We’re focused on getting some rest, getting sharpened up, and getting ready to roll.”The competition begins Wednesday night at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, and will continue through Saturday. read more