No bullock cart race in Maharashtra: Bombay HC extends ban, calls the sport cruel

first_imgEven as Maharashtra government decided to go ahead with notifying the rules for bullock cart racing in the state, Bombay High Court has extended the ban on the sport.This means that there will be no bullock cart racing in Maharashtra this Diwali.Every year post Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, bullock cart racing in great numbers are organised but Bombay High Court’s ban in the state will not grant the permission to do so this year.Bullock cart racing has been a popular tradition in some parts of Maharashtra and is known as Bailgada Sharyat or Shankarpat in various parts of the state. However, this year after Bombay HC’s ban, many organisers will not be able to let the speed of the carts go wild.MAHARASHTRA GOVT AND BOMBAY HIGH COURTThe Bombay High Court in August had asked the Maharashtra government to frame rules with the amendments in Maharashtra’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, which would look over and govern the bullock cart racing.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Maharashtra Amendment) Act 2017, however, states clearly that the organisers of bullock cart racing would have to be approved by the respective district collectors.However, now that the government has amended the rules and is about to notify it, chief justice Manjulla Chellur observed, “The very act of making a bullock run would amounts to cruelty. Can an amendment to the law change this fact?”The Chief Justice said, “If Supreme Court says that bullocks are performing animals then let them say so. As of now we are bound by SC’s observation but bullocks are not performing animals and if they are put up for races, the animals go through pain and suffering.”advertisementBombay High Court is also hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a Pune resident Ajay Marathe seeking a direction to stop the ‘traditional sport’.last_img read more

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino: We deserved Cardiff win for sheer effort

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: We deserved Cardiff win for sheer effortby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with the passion of his players for their 3-0 win at Cardiff City.Harry Kane had previously scored at least once against 27 of the 28 Premier League opponents he had faced, with Cardiff the solitary team he had failed to net against in three previous encounters.But Kane needed only two and a half minutes to put that record straight on New Year’s Day, and further goals from Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min provided a swift panacea to the pain of losing 3-1 at home to Wolves on Saturday.Pochettino said: “We felt disappointed (after Wolves loss) and we wanted to show our energy from the beginning. After 20 minutes we showed how we wanted to play and were clinical.”We suffered with four games in 10 days. I want to congratulate the players. I’m so pleased with the effort.”Today we showed great energy and maturity that we want. Now we need to keep that level and consistency throughout the season if we want to be there and fight for big things.”It’s a crazy fixture (list) – its normal that in some games we can drop our mental energy. We were so relaxed and kept calm, it was so important. We showed Wolves was just an accident.”The most important thing is to find a way to be consistent if we want to be a contender. We need to believe more in us. We are in a process of doing fantastic things.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS THE WRITERS LAB – FOR FEMALE SCREENWRITERS OVER 40

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Meeting one on one and in panels with outstanding female film professionals, as well as in peer groups and directed discussion sessions, talented writers examine and refine their work while building a unique and powerful community.Selections are blind and based solely on the merit of the screenplay submitted. We welcome all genres of narrative feature-length scripts:from women who have a compelling story and a cinematic vision.from women with or without previous industry experience.from women open to feedback and revisionfrom women eager to forge career-building peer relationshipsfrom women of any country who have written an English language feature-length narrative screenplay.from women of all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups.APPLY NOW Twitter Advertisement The Writers Lab is a four-day script development workshop that gives women screenwriters over 40 the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers, directors, and producers. The retreat takes place near NYC, but in the countryside: beautiful and private locations that minimize distractions and promote creativity and confidence. Through one-on-one meetings, panel discussions, guest speakers, and group meals, Mentors and Writers engage in a rigorous process that provides support in both the craft and commerce of screenwriting.The 2018 Writers Lab will be at WIAWAKA, on Lake George, NY, from Tuesday, September 25, to Saturday, September 29.Submission InformationDeadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM ESTFee: $55.00Member Fee: $35.00 (NYWIFT, other WIF chapters, and WGA members)(Members of other Women in Film chapters must provide proof of membership via a letter from their chapter’s staff or Board President.)The Lab is an intensive four-day script development retreat for women screenwriters over 40.last_img read more

5 Ohio State womens track and field members qualify for NCAA championships

Five members of the Ohio State women’s track and field team qualified for the NCAA championships last weekend at the NCAA East Regional preliminaries in Bloomington, Ind. After winning the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships for the first time in program history, the Buckeyes entered preliminaries knowing the veterans would have to perform at their best. “Anytime you’re in a field that strong, nothing is taken for granted,” coach Karen Dennis said. Senior sprinter and hurdler Letecia Wright had a successful weekend, taking first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.97 seconds. Junior Christina Manning also qualified for nationals with a fifth-place finish. “Making it to nationals once again feels like a redeeming meet,” Manning said. “I have a statement to make on the track and I plan on making it early.” Manning and Wright combined with junior Madison McNary and freshman Chesna Sykes to help the 4-by-100-meter relay team reach the NCAA finals. Wright is no stranger to succeeding on a big stage. “It feels really good to make it to outdoor nationals for the fourth year in a row,” she said. “It was a big surprise to me to win East Regionals because there are a lot of great hurdlers, so my goal was to just make it to nationals.” Wright’s strong performance comes as no surprise to Dennis. “I think it sets her up for just being able to be confident and prepared for the National Championships next week,” Dennis said. “She ran exceptionally well. … She recognizes this is her last year, and I think she wants to end the year on a real positive note.” Junior high jumper Ashley Galbraith qualified with a jump of 1.78 meters. Galbraith usually competes in multi-events for the track and field team, but participated only in the high jump at the preliminary meet. Dennis said this helped Galbraith perform at a higher level. “Regionals afforded her an opportunity to compete in the high jump with fresh legs, and she had a real awesome day,” Dennis said. “I’m really glad we were able to get through the region. … We’re going to the National Championships. We have to refocus our energy and our effort, and realize that we’re getting ready to face the top in both regions.” read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State searches for growth in trip to Spain

Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) talks with head coach Chris Holtmann during a timeout in the first half of the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for Design Chris Holtmann and his staff already had a trip for Spain planned. Before he left Butler, he and his staff were going to lead the Bulldogs on a 10-day trip abroad, facing professional-level competition as well as going through a multicultural experience. The Bulldogs did travel to Spain, but without Holtmann, who was hired to be the Ohio State men’s basketball coach in June 2017. However, that dream for Holtmann remained, and in his second season with the Buckeyes, his first full summer with the team, he will take the Ohio State men’s basketball team on a 10-day trip to Spain. For this group, a trip like this means much more than travelling to face professional-level talent and to see the sights. Ohio State will have seven new players, either freshman or transfers, on the roster going into the 2018-19 season. Senior guard C.J. Jackson feels like this trip has the potential to define the culture and the chemistry of this team moving forward. “I feel like it can bring us all together as a team,” Jackson said. “Especially with all of the new guys, that’s kind of the way we are looking at it, as a way to bond in a different setting that we are not used to.” Holtmann said Ohio State will be facing teams that are a collection of professional players from Spain, saying that when other programs have travelled overseas for preseason games, they’ve been met with stiff competition. However, when Holtmann asked other coaches who have taken their teams abroad if this kind of preparation and trip could give Ohio State an advantage heading into the regular season, the general consensus was one he didn’t expect: not necessarily. Yet for a team with som many pieces that have not played together, Holtmann believes a trial by fire will help the team prepare for the season. “When you have a group that is relatively new, it’s better, like we have it, it’s better because they really do spend concentrated time together and we get to learn more about them,” Holtmann said. “We will be put into some difficult game situations there because the competition there has been typically pretty good. So that will be good. We will be able to see how our guys respond to those situations.” With the trip starting at the beginning of August, the Ohio State basketball team is already on campus, going through practices and trying to get a feel for each other on the court.Jackson said these practices have been beneficial in teaching the new players how things are done at Ohio State. “It is no issue with any of them and they have been accepting to learning and we have been learning from them as well,” Jackson said. “They came in with an open mind to get better, so it’s always easy to work with teammates like that.” Holtmann knows this team is going to be different than last season. He wants to go into the season with an optimistic attitude, but knows there are challenges ahead for this team moving forward. “I think, perception wise, we will try to be real and try to hopefully reach the potential for this group,” Holtmann said. “We are so anxious to see what that is going to look like because we don’t know what it is going to look like.”  Right now, it’s all about preparing for this season. Holtmann views this trip as an opportunity for Ohio State to get a step ahead, to increase team chemistry before season practices even begin with a brand new group of players. “Listen, it’s good, it’s good for us to get some playing experience and we will need to be ready,” Holtmann said. “Hopefully a little more ready than even what we were last year.” read more

Gundogan still grateful to play for Germany

first_imgA recent meeting with the current Turkish president Erdogan has turned into a reason many of Germany’s fans to criticize the player, but he is determined to not pay attention to them.Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan insisted he is still grateful to play for Germany, even though he has been booed by fans in his latest appearances. He was whistled when he came off the bench in the eventual 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia on Friday and this is not the only such welcome he received – it was the same in the shocking loss to Austria in the week before.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, both of whom have Turkish roots, have been heavily criticized due to their recent meeting in London with the controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Despite this, both Joachim Low and Mats Hummels have stepped up for their teammates.“Last game before the World Cup, and still grateful to play for this country,” was Gundogan’s comment on the issue, according to Goal.last_img read more

Fiorentina are not good at killing games off – Coach declares

first_imgFiorentina’s head coach Stefano Pioli has admonished his side to learn from their mistakes in an attempt to manage games better after their 1-1 draw with Frosinone last Friday.Frosinone’s Andrea Pinamonti fired in a late goal that equalized for his side prompting Pioli to declare that the Viola ‘aren’t good at killing games off’.“We’re not good at killing games off,” the Coach said after his side’s fourth straight 1-1 draw via Football Italia.“Either that or you have to know how to keep the ball. If you leave games open, one lapse is enough for the three points to slip away from you.”“We created a lot, even if Simeone didn’t have that many chances. The goals will come for him, but he must keep working. We must think about scoring more.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We have to learn from our mistakes. Their goal came from a ball we lost, so we must work on improving these situations.”“We had to manage the tempo of the game better and we didn’t always succeed. Our growth also passes through these things.”“The front three must improve and find more of an understanding on the field.”last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino sets for a special night at the Nou Camp

first_imgTottenham Hotspur will face Barcelona in the sixth and final match of UEFA Champions League Group B on Tuesday evening.Tottenham will need to match Inter’s result against PSV to progress to the knockout stages and club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino feels it’s a special chance that can go for the next stage of the CL.“When I was at Espanyol, we always felt the derbies (against Barcelona) a lot, that rivalry,” said Mauricio via club’s website.“This is special because it’s special for Tottenham and it’s special for us to have the chance to go to the next stage of the Champions League – and that’s with all the respect to Barcelona.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We are focused on trying to prepare for the game in the best way. After the victory against Leicester I think it’s important in a decisive game to have confidence and a belief we can win.“Of course, in front of us, we are going to have one of the best teams in the world and it’s going to be tough, but the most important thing is to be focused and concentrate on trying to play in our best way and trying to win.“Without belief in football, it is too difficult to win. I think it’s so important to arrive at that moment with the belief and the faith that we can perform in the best way.“After that, we will see what happens in the game because you need some luck and some good things to happen for you but we are confident that we can do a good job.”last_img read more