Confetti prematurely drops in Philly, Boston takes 3-0 lead

first_imgThe ending to regulation was about as wild as it gets for both teams. JJ Redick threw away the basketball on an errant pass to no one that was scooped by Terry Rozier who threw to Jaylen Brown for the basket and an 89-87 lead.Seconds later, Belinelli stunned everyone with a falling 22-footer in front of the 76ers bench as time expired that sent the game into overtime — and confetti mistakenly blasted from the cannon. There was about a seven-minute delay while team employees scrambled to clean up the mess on the court. Some players even scooped up confetti as everyone waited for the start of overtime.Confetti Guy — wearing a “Breaking News: I Don’t Care” T-shirt — pushed the button too early and the rectangular pieces were soaring everywhere.Confetti Guy — who declined to give his name — came over to press row and said the Sixers “better win or I’m done.”They didn’t.Belinelli opened OT with a 23-footer and Redick followed with a 3 that appeared to take him off the hook.But the Celtics wouldn’t let them pull away and Horford escaped for a layup with 5.5 seconds that gave Boston a 99-98 lead. Ben Simmons then threw the ball away after a timeout and Horford sealed the win with two free throws. Sixers coach Brett Brown said he thought Belinelli had won the game with a 3-pointer.“Walk off 3. I thought it was. I actually left the court,” he said. “You come back on and there’s confetti. You move on. It slows the game down a lot but you move on.”Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Rozier had 18. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Hold up.Game 3 was only headed into OT.“I wanted to play right away,” Horford said. “I didn’t care about the confetti.”The tale of the (ticker) tape shows the Celtics are still the team to beat.The Celtics, who rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the 76ers 108-103 in Game 2, can advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight season on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, right, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Al Horford during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. Boston won 101-98 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Al Horford had no use for the premature celebration that showered confetti all over the 76ers’ home court at the end of regulation, delaying overtime and prompting an impromptu cleanup job.Turns out, Horford has the Celtics just a game away from a real sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Game 4 is Monday at the only-in-the-postseason tip time of 6 p.m. EDTSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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One fan waved a sign that said “Philly Special 2.0” as a nod to the trick play called that allowed Foles to catch a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots.But not every Philly team can beat one from New England in a big game.Simmons, the rookie of the year favorite, had a miserable Game 2 and scored only one point and failed to score a field goal for the first time all year. Hall of Famer Allen Iverson called Simmons and gave him a needed pick-me-up.“Just play the game I’ve been playing,” Simmons said AI told him. “I know how to play the game. I can’t think about it too much. I’ve just got to go out there and do it.”Determined not to get embarrassed again, Simmons scored on a driving layup less than a minute into the game.“My goal isn’t to go out there and drop 30 every game,” Simmons said. “My goal is to go out there and facilitate and get the best shots we can.”He did it all in the second quarter when the Sixers looked every bit the team that ended the season on a 16-game win streak.Trailing by 10 early in the second, Simmons had an emphatic slam to kickstart a rally. Simmons would make the highlight reel with a behind-the-back pass to a charging Embiid for a thunderous dunk over Aron Baynes. Embiid made the free throw and the crowd was going bonkers.Redick and Dario Saric each hit 3s during the 13-0 run that helped the Sixers take a 51-48 lead into halftime. ‘Early preparation will be key for Azkals’ TIP-INS76ers: The Sixers have suddenly become one of the hottest teams at attracting celebrities. Rapper Meek Mill, Questlove of The Roots, celebrity physician Dr. Oz, UFC President Dana White and director M. Night Shyamalan were all at the game, as were other members of the Eagles.Celtics: The Celtics missed 15 of 22 3s in the first half and only attempted four free throws.CRYING FOULEmbiid was just 2 of 3 from the free-throw line and believed he was hacked most of the game.“I’m too big not to get fouled every time I go to the basket,” he said.BALL HAWKCoach Brett Brown endorsed assistant coach Lloyd Pierce as the next head coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Pierce interviewed for the job on Friday.“It’s a no-brainer. I would hire Lloyd Pierce yesterday,” Brown said.UP NEXT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Horford scored the go-ahead basket for Boston late in overtime in a wild Game 3 where the Philadelphia 76ers were sloppy with the basketball and the confetti, leading the Celtics to a 101-98 victory and a 3-0 series lead on Saturday night.“These are the kind of moments you want to be in as a basketball player,” Horford said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe saw some wild ones down the stretch.Marco Belinelli had hit a buzzer-beater to end the fourth quarter that sent the Sixers into a wild celebration on the court as confetti shot out of a cannon that made it rain over chunks of the arena. 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Communities Worry over Delays in the Passage of the Customary Land Rights Act

first_imgMadam Wayor Tipayson, an executive of the Civil Society Working Group on Land Rights, says the continued delay to pass the Draft Land Rights Act is hindering communities’ ability to effectively protect and manage their customary lands.Madam Tipayson also observed that the delay was preventing communities from fully participating in national development.She made the comment over the weekend when she addressed journalists in the conference room of the Search for Common Ground, a local non-governmental organization.According to the CSO executive, the Act was presented to the National Legislature in 2014 for their consideration and ratification, but despite two public hearings and a number of consultations, the lawmakers went on their annual break without passing the Bill. Article 32 Section 2 states that “customary ownership is automatically formalized, with or without a deed. The moment the Land Act passes into law, customary land rights will be legally protected where the existence and ownership of customary land shall become enforceable and the effective passage of this Act.”However, Madam Tipayson alleged that the lawmakers’ failure to meaningfully address the Act “clearly demonstrates that they were prioritizing the interest of other groups over their own people.”“Indeed,” she said, “while the Legislature is currently on its annual break, the longer it takes to pass this act (would leave) the local communities vulnerable to continually suffer from land tenure insecurity, including large scale land transactions and potentially unlawful land grabs.“We are of the conviction that the Act, if enacted, provides a perfect opportunity whereby Liberians of all categories will for once enjoy rights and titles to land inhabit peace, democracy, development, and social progress.”This, according to her, will minimize the numerous land conflicts that the country continues to experience because the rights and opportunities in the document were guaranteed under the Act.She urged the National Legislature to pass the Act when they resume their duties, and to ensure passage of the core provisions of the document, which defends customary and other provisions that guarantee rights to land ownership.“We want you people to see our campaign as a platform for you to engage your lawmakers to (fulfill their promise concerning) ownership of customary lands,” she said while asking for the cooperation of the public.“It is about time that we use our diversity to stand for a cause that will improve the lives of our people and build our nation,” declared Madam Tipayson.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dindyal flatten Wellman en-route to final

first_img– Regal Masters make light work of HS MastersRR Masters all-rounder, Khemchand Dindyal played the match of his life to knock out Mike’s Wellman of the Ink Plus, Crown Mining Enterprise, Elegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop Tournament when the semifinals were played last Sunday at Everest.RR Masters have done well to set up a final clash with Regal MastersPlaying in the second semifinal, the talented player’s first impact in the match came with the ball where he picked up 2/25 from his quota of four overs to combine with veteran Dharam Persaud (2/36) to restrict Wellman to 156-6 from their 20 overs in absolutely gorgeous conditions for cricket.For the more fancied Wellman Masters, elegant left-hand batsman, Wayne Jones stabilized the innings with an attractive 44 (3×4; 1×6) while Latchman Kallicharran contributed 25 (2×4; 1×6) and Nandram Samlall weighed in with a workman-like unbeaten 30 (1×4) which proved insufficient when Dindyal went to work.The right handed batsman carried his bat for 81 not out hitting seven fours and a big six that sent his former team crashing out of the championship race. Surojlall “Flintoff” Kumar supported with an excellent cameo of 38 with three sixes and a solitary four that saw RR Masters overhauling the target to finish on 160-4 in 18.2 overs to win by six wickets with 10 balls to spare.Sheldon Perch picked up 2/30 while Latchman Kallicharran and Lester Thom had one wicket each for Mike’s Wellman who were badly let down by their fielders.In the opening semifinal, the well-oiled Regal masters unit continued their dominance in the over-40 category with a 16-run victory over rivals HS Masters.Opting to bat first, Regal Masters were never allowed to score freely as the boundaries were not coming but still managed to finish on a challenging 148-7 total from their 20 overs due to purposeful batting including running between the wickets.Eric Thomas top scored with 30 (2×4; 2×6) with support from Fazleen Mohamed 25 (2×4) and Mohendra Arjune 20 (1×4) as the spirited HS Masters bowlers tried their best to deliver the knockout punch.Sudesh Ramdeen with 2/20 (2 overs) and Samuel Kingston 2/31 (4) were the pick of the bowlers who then played their hearts out with the bat.HS Masters were on course for another upset with Kingston and Ramdeen in top flight bringing up the 100 in 15 overs before the men in green and yellow took control. After Kingston was dismissed for 47 (4×4; 2×6) the run rate dropped significantly and when Ramdeen followed for 54 (2×4; 2×6) he took his team’s chances with him.They eventually stuttered to 132 for 4 falling short by 16 runs after David Harper with 2/21, Saheed Mohamed 2/25 and Roy Persaud 1/15 bowled the important death overs.The tournament which is organized by the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL) will conclude on Sunday September 9 at Everest with heavy weights Regal Masters being challenged by giant killers RR Masters with live commentary and musical entertainment provided.The first ball will be 1t 10:00h.last_img read more

CSU faculty authorize strike

first_imgFaculty and administrators agree CSU instructors are paid less than peers at comparable institutions in other states. But administrators said they made an offer to increase wages by nearly 25 percent over the next three years. Union leaders dispute that most faculty would actually receive that much and disagree over a merit pay proposal. CSU officials issued a statement before the strike vote announcement Wednesday saying they were doing everything they could to reach an agreement with the union. Faculty at the nation’s largest four-year public university system announced today that they have authorized their first labor strike. The vote means professors and lecturers could walk off the job later this spring at the 23-campus California State University unless an agreement on a new contract is reached. Union leaders said if a strike is called it would be limited to two-day actions rolling from campus to campus to lessen the impact on students. Faculty are angry over stalled negotiations that have failed to produce a contract in nearly two years. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Simi Valley school menu

first_imgThe Simi Valley Unified School District offers lunch for $2, which includes milk. Optional lunch includes low-fat yogurt and low-fat peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Cheese pizza, salad, orange and apple slices, animal crackers. Tuesday: Beef chalupa, salsa cup, pear halves, fruit bites. Wednesday: Chicken sandwich, pickle, pineapple, Icee Juicee. Thursday: Chicken bagel dog, baby carrots, grapes. Friday: No school. The Moorpark Unified School District offers lunch for $2, which includes milk. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Mini corn dogs, salad, baked beans, applesauce. Tuesday: Pizza, seasoned green beans, chilled peaches, fruit flurry. Wednesday: Mini cheese burgers, pickle, tater tots, pineapple tidbits. Thursday: Cheese nachos, corn, apple slices, Jell-O with topping. Friday: No school.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SENIOR LADIES EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER CONVOY

first_imgRed Hughs GAA NotesSenior Ladies​The girls played Convoy on Thursday evening last in the second leg of the championship. They ran out easy winners against a very under strength Convoy. Fair play to the Convoy ladies for fulfilling the fixture. Training this week on Tuesday & Thursday at 7pmUnder 13 GirlsU13s girls played Glenswilly at home on Friday.This group of young girls never give up and kept going to the whistle in every match this year and this evening was different. It was a great performance by all the girls, great defending and attacking play. The match was full of goals with 11 in total with darkness falling in the second half full credit to both teams for a great game of football. Final Score Red hughs 6-3 Glenswilly 5-6Team: Zara Gibson, Orla Mc Elchar, Nicola Callaghan, Kaseey Thrope, Riosin Doherty, Caitlin Geary, Aimee Callaghan, Elin Gallen O Dwyer, Lauren Mc Menamin, Maddison White, Tiffany Marley, Eadion Whyte, Aine Gallagher, Allannah Sweeney, Serena Merritt, Lucy Catterson Under 13 BoysThe lads travelled to Urris last Wednesday evening. They suffered defeat against a much stronger Urris side. But to their credit the young lads never gave up until the final whistle. The final score was Red Hughs 1-8 Urris 5-18 They have no game this Wednesday. Training continues on Friday evenings at 6.30pmMinor BoysTraining for the minor boys on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm. Everyone must attend as the championship will be resuming shortly.Congratulations​ Congratulation to Stephen on getting his place in the starting line up in the All Ireland Minor Final on Sunday.It was a proud day for the club and Stephen’s family. Unfortunately the results on the day did not go our way.But one thing is for sure we will be back.Airtricity Walk This years Airtricity Walk at Meentycat Wind Farm will take place on Saturday the 27th of September. Sponsor cards are available form Liam Doherty 086 0224297 Support your club while walking in a very scenic part of the County. Start time 9.30 last walker leaves at 12 noonGAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SENIOR LADIES EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER CONVOY was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

Mario Balotelli set for huge pay deal as he quits Nice for rivals Marseille

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Listen to live commentary of Croatia vs England in the World Cup semi-finals on talkSPORT, Wednesday, July 11. Italian striker Mario Balotelli in action for Nice last season. Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring for Nice in Ligue 1. moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM LATEST REVEALED Nice believe they are owed around £8.8million for Balotelli, despite his contract expiring, due to a gentleman’s agreement, and are likely to chase him for the cash.A source told Nice-Matin: “I do not see how Mario can sign a new contract when he has not been bought out of his current one here.”The Liverpool flop has rebuilt his career in the south of France, scoring a career-best 22 goals in 30 matches last season, and hitting 15 in his first campaign with Nice. Latest transfer news Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED Italy striker Mario Balotelli is set to complete his transfer from Nice to rivals Marseille in the coming days.The former Manchester City star, joined by a lawyer and not agent Mino Raiola, held further talks with the Ligue 1 giants this weekend. Balotelli has already angered Nice by failing to attend pre-season training with his current club, despite being out of contract.Now, though, RMC in France say he is expected to conclude a switch which could make him Marseille’s highest paid player ever, with wages worth around £175,000 a week. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing three-way race TOP WORK targets IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

SA win ‘the greatest ODI ever’

first_img13 March 2006The Wanderers Stadium, jam-packed with 32 000 fans, on Sunday witnessed what has been dubbed the greatest one-day international ever as South Africa edged Australia by one wicket, with one ball to spare, in the highest scoring and most explosive ODI in history.Tied at two wins apiece, the Aussies and Proteas headed into the clash in Johannesburg knowing that to the winner of the contest would go the series spoils. No one could have had an inkling of the drama and spectacular hitting that was about to unfold.Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat on the same ground at which he scored 140 not out in the World Cup in 2003. The openers, Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich, immediately made Ponting’s decision appear a sound one as they raced to 97 before Gilchrist fell in the sixteenth over for a hard-hitting 55 off only 44 balls.No reprieveHis dismissal brought Ponting to the crease. Together with Katich, Ponting put on 119 for the second wicket, before Katich fell for 79 off 90 deliveries in the thirty-first over.Unfortunately for the South African attack, the departure of the left-hander failed to bring about any sort of reprieve as Mike Hussey joined his skipper in the middle.They belted 158 runs in a stand lasting just 15.4 overs before Hussey was out for 81, struck off only 51 balls, and including nine fours and three sixes.Ponting followed nine balls later, out in the forty-eighth over for an astonishing knock of 164 off just 105 balls. He clubbed 13 fours and nine sixes in an innings that superceded even his brilliant World Cup final effort.By then, the Australians, on 407 for 4, had passed the previous highest score in a one-day international – the 398 for 5 scored by Sri Lanka against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup.World recordThe agony wasn’t yet over for South Africa as Australia added a further 27 runs in the remaining 14 balls to finish on a world record 434 for 4 in their 50 overs. Andrew Symonds ended on 27 not out off 13 deliveries, while Brett Lee contributed nine off seven balls.The bowlers’ figures were a mess: Makhaya Ntini finished with 1 for 80 in nine overs, Andrew Hall managed 1 for 80 in 10, Johan van der Wath conceded 76 in his 10 without success, Roger Telemachus claimed 2 for 87 in 10, and Jacques Kallis was smashed for 70 runs in just six overs.The match appeared done and dusted: South Africa would need to bat at 8.7 runs per over to win, a task that appeared to be impossible. However, the Proteas weren’t about to concede the game and the series to the Australians.Early setbackSouth Africa suffered an early setback as fourth ODI centurion Boeta Dippenaar was sent packing for one in the second over, bowled by Nathan Bracken.However, that brought Herschelle Gibbs to the wicket to join captain Graeme Smith, and with his arrival the fireworks evident in the Australian batting effort were once again unleashed.In just less than 22 overs, the pair blasted 187 runs before Smith was dismissed for 90, scored off only 55 deliveries, caught by Hussey off the bowling of Michael Clarke.Enter AB de Villiers who, seeing Gibbs in full flow, worked at turning the strike over to his senior partner. In only 8.4 overs they put on 94 runs before De Villiers was caught off the bowling of Bracken for 14 in 20 balls.Career-bestGibbs was next to go, out on 299 in the thirty-second over, for a career-best knock of 175 from just 111 balls. His assault on the Aussie attack included 21 fours and seven sixes. However, his departure was a severe blow to South Africa’s stirring run chase.Mark Boucher joined Jacques Kallis at the crease and they added 27 runs before Kallis was caught and bowled by Symonds for 20 at just over a run a ball.Next in line for the Proteas was the big-hitting Justin Kemp, but he failed to fire, making 13 off 17 deliveries before becoming another Bracken victim.With Kemp out on 355 for 6, it appeared South Africa’s challenge might stall, but the new man in, Johan van der Wath, had other ideas, bashing 35 off only 18 balls, including three timely sixes, before he fell to Bracken in the forty-seventh over with SA one run shy of 400.Roger Telemachus headed for the middle to join Boucher and weighed in with a quick-fire 12 off six balls before being dismissed by Bracken.The crux of the matterThat brought Andrew Hall to the crease with South Africa needing 12 to win off 10 balls.In the final over, Boucher played Brett Lee down to third man for a single off the first ball. Hall then smashed the fast bowler over mid-on for four, which appeared to have lined SA up for a famous and unbelievable victory.However, the very next ball, Hall was caught at mid-on attempting the same shot. That left the Proteas needing two runs to win from three deliveries, with last man Makhaya Ntini at the crease.Lee roared in to the Border paceman, who played a deft guide down to third man to level the scores, igniting the crowd and the South African change room. Also, of vital importance, Ntini’s single brought Boucher on strike.Winning runsAgain, Lee charged in and this time Boucher lifted him over mid-on for the winning runs and an astounding victory for South Africa. The wicketkeeper’s four took his score to an unbeaten 50 off only 43 balls. The boundary also sealed a three-two series victory for the Proteas.The crowd erupted as people who had previously been strangers hugged one another and cheered for a description-defying victory that had courage written all over it.South Africa’s players charged on to the ground, congratulating one another and thanking the crowd for their unwavering support. So passionate were the scenes that the win could easily have been mistaken for one that won the World Cup.Shell-shockedThe Australians, too, milled about on the field, shell-shocked and disbelieving that they could have lost the game, but the scoreboard confirmed the South Africans’ triumph.Like the Proteas’ attack, the Australians also suffered: Brett Lee picked up 1 for 68 in 7.5 overs, Bracken emerged with credit after bagging 5 for 67 in his 10 overs, Andrew Symonds claimed 2 for 75 in nine, and Mick Lewis set a world record worst by conceding 113 runs in his 10 overs.Ponting and Gibbs were named joint players of the match, but the Australian captain, in a magnanimous gesture, declared that Gibbs should be the sole winner of the award.Shaun Pollock, who missed the final contest through injury, was named man of the series. He topped the home team’s batting averages, scoring 160 runs at an average of 80, and at a devastating strike rate of 119.4 per 100 balls faced. He also led the bowling attack, claiming five wickets for 99 runs, while conceding fractionally over three runs per over.On Thursday, the teams face off again in the first of three tests, at Newlands in Cape Town. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Kids These Days: Politics Has Gone Mobile

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#mobile#politics#web “Mobile connectivity has become a growing feature in all kinds of communication and information exchanges–including politics–and mobile connectivity is becoming a regular feature of political campaigns.”71% of mobile phone owners say they voted in the 2010 election, compared with 64% of the greater adult population. 44% said they voted Democrat, 44% Republican, 2% other and 10% either didn’t answer or said they didn’t know. Among other conclusions of the study are these. 14% of all American adults used their cell phones to tell others that they had voted.12% of adults used their cell phones to keep up with news about the election or politics.10% of adults sent text messages relating to the election to friends, family members and others.6% of adults used their cells to let others know about conditions at their local voting stations on election day, including insights about delays, long lines, low turnout, or other issues.4% of adults used their phones to monitor results of the election as they occurred.3% of adults used their cells to shoot and share photos or videos related to the election.1% of adults used a cell-phone app that provided updates from a candidate or group about election news.1% of adults contributed money by text message to a candidate or group connected to the election like a party or interest group. Since this was the first survey of mobile use in politics during a mid-term election, Pew has no prior data to compare, but the youth of political mobile users indicates a likely growth in the importance of mobile communication and campaigning in future elections. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Pew Internet and American Life Project has released a new study, “Politics goes mobile.” Among other findings, mobile phone users voted more often than others, those votes were equally balanced between Republican and Democrat and young users were more often to use their mobile phones for political goals than others. Overall, 82% of American adults own a mobile and a quarter use them to connect politically, according to Pew. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces curt hopkinslast_img read more

Plea to re-start tonga race in Nagaur rejected

first_imgIn a setback to the attempts to revive the traditional tonga race organised annually in the Nagaur district, the Rajasthan High Court has dismissed the State government’s petition seeking modification of its January 2016 order banning the controversial practice. The clamour for re-starting the tonga race has grown in the Jat-dominated Nagaur region on the pretext of public sentiments.Following the demand raised by several MLAs, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had recently promised to find a “positive solution” to the issue, while the political leadership and administrative machinery launched an exercise to get a legal way out to restart the horse-cart run. The HC had outlawed the race citing cruelty to animals.Hanuman Beniwal, independent MLA from Khinvsar, had even demanded that the State government adopt the ordinance route, taking cue from Tamil Nadu legislation for the jallikattu. Jat leaders of the region, which is a hotbed of politics in Rajasthan, have maintained the race is a matter of people’s faith and religious tradition and it does not have any trait of cruelty to animals.Every year, on the 9th of Shukla day of Bhadrapada month as per the Hindu calendar, horse-carts run for 36 km on hard concrete or tarred road on the Mundiad-Kharnal-Nagaur route in Nagaur district. The race forms part of fairs dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Tejaji, with the tongas running amid the chaos of heavy traffic and with thousands of spectators shouting on the roadside.A Division Bench headed by Justice Govind Mathur at the High Court’s principal seat in Jodhpur dismissed the modification application on Wednesday, saying there were no grounds on which the earlier order could be modified. The court held that no material was made available to establish anything contrary to the findings of experts about cruelty to horses during the tonga race.The last race took place at Mundiad in 2014, as the High Court’s direction came shortly after the Supreme Court’s ban on jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The Court also took into account a study report submitted by the Animal Welfare Board of India and directed the State authorities to ensure well-being of animals and adhere to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.last_img read more