3rd Khelo India Games: Shooting Range attains Olympic standard

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: It’s an ultra-modern shooting range of international standards and also the best in the country. You don’t need to go anywhere. It is now available in Guwahati courtesy to the 3rd Khelo India Games.Keeping in mind the ongoing Khelo India Games the shooting range at Kahilipara is renovated and new equipment has also been installed, making the range not only the best in the country but also of the standard of Olympics.Nearly Rs 11 crore was spent to purchase new equipment for different disciplines which are now being used in the different venues of the 3rd Khelo India and shooting top the chart.The Chief Executive Officer of 3rd Khelo India Games, Avinash Joshi, admitted while talking to The Sentinel that nearly Rs 6 crore was spent to purchase the new equipment of the shooting range, and all are of international standard. Once the Games are over the state players can use that equipment to improve their level of performance. Joshi also added that there is a plan to start a center of excellence in shooting at the Kahilipara in the coming days.During a visit at the Kahilipara shooting range today the secretary of the Assam Rifle & Shooting Association, Bhaba Kalita admitted that the range is now the best in the country. “All the new equipment installed at the shooting range recently are of international standard and are on a per with that equipment which will be used in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics.”Talking about the specialty of the new equipment an expert of this game said, “All the equipment are very modern and most of them are sensor-based which can read data automatically once the bullet hits the target and also display it on the board immediately.”Also Read: Spectacular show marks 3rd Khelo India start-off at Indira Gandhi Athletic StadiumAlso Read: Torch Relay of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games received by District Administration in Kokrajharlast_img read more

Tom Brady has a foolproof way to avoid ‘ass sweat’ for his centers

first_img#Bucs QB Tom Brady took the field with his teammates for a 2-hour workout Tuesday Morning via @NFLSTROUDAmong those attending the practice were WR Scotty Miller, TEs Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard, QBs Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Griffin, and RB Dare Ogunbowale.https://t.co/XoYlK1QRk6 pic.twitter.com/qvmMSmh8ca— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 19, 2020One of those players working out with Brady was center Ryan Jensen, who soon learned a special technique from the six-time Super Bowl champ: how to have dry buttcheeks. A quarterback’s relationship with his center is special, as the two get very personal on the field. And something that Brady really wants from his center is a lack of ass sweat. If he’s going to put his hands where most people wouldn’t dare to put them, he wants to make sure it’s dry.So Brady came up with a method for his centers, as Jensen revealed Tuesday night.“First you fold the towel once, then over its self again. Put it down your crack and douse in baby powder. No more ass sweat.” [email protected] #sweatmetigation101 pic.twitter.com/V1uYkiekgg— Ryan Jensen (@sinjen66) May 20, 2020MORE: Tom Brady’s new TB12 product criticized as exploitave of coronavirus fearsThis towel method is something Brady developed during his time on the Patriots with center Dan Koppen.From The Athletic’s Nick Underhill: Tom Brady was spotted working out with some of his new Buccaneers teammates Tuesday during a two-hour practice session, according to the Tampa Bay Times.center_img After a few years soaking up [Damien] Woody’s moisture, the problem didn’t get any better when Dan Koppen stepped in. So instead of just dealing with it, Brady innovated. That’s when he decided to shove a towel down the back of Koppen’s pants and see if it helped keep his hands and the ball dry. … The solution isn’t perfect. Sometimes, during hot days, the towel needs to be rotated a few times, but, for the most part, it has solved Brady’s issues.Underhill adds that “every center who has come through here after Koppen has worn a towel in the back of his pants.” Brady has even added things such as asking his centers not to wear a glove because it absorbs moisture. “It was something that was very different for me at first, especially when he grabs you as a rookie in training camp and throws a towel down your butt,” David Andrews told The Athletic. “Pulling your shorts back, dumping baby powder down your butt. But that’s part of it, and obviously, if it affects how he operates, you want to be as good as you can about it.”Brady seems to have relaxed himself on forcibly shoving towels down his center’s pants, and rather just telling them what do. But he’ll probably be dealing with much sweatier butts now that he’s in Tampa Bay. The equipment staff better have a bunch of extra towels ready for whenever NFL practices actually begin.last_img read more

2016 4-Star CB Donte Vaughn Releases SEC-Heavy Top 8

first_imgDonte Vaughn announces his top 8 schools.@_cavtion_Donte Vaughn, a four-star cornerback in the 2016 class, has trimmed his list to eight schools. The 6-foot-3, 192-pound prospect out of Memphis, Tenn., is ranked the No. 27 CB in his class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. His top eight is very SEC-heavy. Here’s the statement he released with his top schools.  @_cavtion_@_cavtion_Vaughn is considered by most recruiting analysts to be favoring Tennessee, Ole Miss and Notre Dame.last_img

Video: Georgia, Alabama Players Had To Be Separated On The Field Pre-Game

first_imgGeorgia and Alabama players had to be separated during pregame warmups.Georgia-Bama Pre-GameAlabama and Georgia are less than a half hour away from kick-off, and emotions are already running high in Athens. According to media members on the scene, Georgia and Alabama players engaged in some taunting pre-game, with Bulldog players meeting the Crimson Tide as the team took the field. Oh my, Georgia players rushing to the sideline to get in faces of Bama players as they come on the field. Refs had some work separating them— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) October 3, 2015Looked like a good bit of chest-bumping between Alabama and Georgia players when UA came out of the tunnel onto the field— Tommy Deas (@tommydeas) October 3, 2015Alabama player jumped up/down coming out of tunnel in corner of UGA endzone, Georgia players responded with own jumping. But no brawl— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) October 3, 2015AL.com’s Michael Casagrande has video of the mini-altercation.Almost got ugly pre game. Alabama and Georgia players barking. Refs separate them. pic.twitter.com/0rzui88i5O— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) October 3, 2015This game is shaping up to be an intense one.last_img read more

Top 100 Canadian CEOs now making 200 times more than average worker

first_imgCanada’s top 100 CEOs are now making 200 times more money than the average worker for the first time in history, according to the latest data from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.Using 2016 earnings, the centre’s report “Climbing Up and Kicking Down” pegs the average for the CEOs at $10.4 million, compared to the average worker’s total of just under $50,000.The report says to put that in perspective, those executives made the average worker’s yearly pay by 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 2.CCPA Executive Director Peter Blair said 2016 data represents many records being broken.“They’ve broken the 200 to 1 barrier,” Blair said, noting the CEOs made 193 times more in 2015, but now it’s 209. “Now the minimum to get into that club is $5.3 million, up from what was $3.7 million, so that’s also a huge jump.”The report notes the difference between CEO compensation and the average workers, specifically around stock-based compensation.For example, base salary only makes up about 11 per cent for the executives, while another 33 per cent is share-based, 26 per cent from a bonus and 15 per cent is option-based.“This is almost certainly due to federal discussions over this period about possibly cancelling or lowering the stock option deduction, a sweetheart tax loophole that reduces the taxes paid on stock options by half,” report author David Macdonald said.Canada’s top 2016 earner, Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO Joseph Papa is a good example of share-based earnings.While his base salary was just under $1.3 million., he made over $55 million from share-based options, along with over $12 million in bonuses and over $13 million in option-based compensation.The CCPA report suggests comprehensive tax reform and changing the share-based model.“You’re looking at providing motivation to these top CEOs, which is entirely around short-term gains, and not tied to performance, be it profits or revenue and real corporate growth in the long-term,” Blair said.Blair has often heard the criticism that he’s suggesting socialism or communism when he talks about better income equality, but he said that’s not the case and that CEOs should certainly be paid appropriately for company growth.“What we have is a runaway train here that people are getting away with it and just pushing forward and pushing forward and it’s not doing anybody any favours,” he said. “We get the kinds of mergers and acquisitions and other kind of paper deals that generate increases in stock value, as opposed to real infrastructure building, corporate infrastructure building that we all need.”TOP ALBERTA EARNERS:Based on the 2016 data, the top Alberta earner was Canadian Pacific Railway LTD. CEO Hunter Harrison at over $18.8 million for the year, making fifth on the list overall.Other Alberta CEOs in the top 50 include:7 – Encana President and CEO Doug Suttles-$17.5 million20 – Canadian Natural Resources LTD Executive Chair Murray Edwards-$11.8 million26 – Suncor Energy President and CEO Steven Williams-$11.4 million27 – Enbridge President and CEO Al Monaco-$11.3 million32 – Shaw Communications Executive Chair James Shaw-$11.2 million42 – TransCanada President and CEO Russ Girling-$10.1 millionTo read the full report, click here – https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2018/01/Climbing%20Up%20and%20Kicking%20Down.pdflast_img read more

Liberals pledge to boost Canada Child Benefit remove tax from maternity leave

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Liberals are promising that if re-elected they will boost the Canada Child Benefit and make maternity and parental leave benefits tax free.Leader Justin Trudeau says raising children is expensive, particularly in the first year, and this would help.Trudeau says the Liberals would increase the Canada Child Benefit by 15 per cent for children under one, which would be an increase of up to $1,000. The Liberals say they would also remove federal taxes from employment insurance cheques for maternity and parental leave.The Conservatives have also pledged to make maternity and parental leave tax free, but they would do so through a non-refundable 15 per cent tax credit.Trudeau says the Liberals would also introduce a new leave for adoptive parents so they get the same benefits as other parents.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

ZEE5 announces eight new book adaptations

first_imgOn the occasion of World Book Day on April 23, Over-the-top (OTT) platform ZEE5 announced eight new book adaptations. The news was announced recently via a statement. It comes after the success of book adaptations like “The Final Call” based on Priya Kumar’s book “I Will Go With You – The Flight of a Lifetime” and “Parchhayee – Ghost stories by Ruskin Bond”. The rights for the books – “The Wise Man Said” by Priya Kumar, “Hutatma” by Meena Deshpande, “Skyfire” by Aroon Raman, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s historical novels – “Tungabhadrar Teere” and “Kaler Mandira”, “Mission to Pakistan” by late Maloy Krishna Dhar, “Karkatkranti” by Indranil Sanyal and “Seven Days Without You” by Anmol Rana have been procured for the ZEE5 webseries, which are likely to increase its viewerships. The content from each of them is in different phases of production. “The digital medium has opened new avenues not only for content producers but also for authors who can now bring their story alive on celluloid.” “We have an interesting line-up of content, a major chunk of which is through book adaptations,” said Aparna Achrekar, Programming Head at ZEE5 India.last_img read more

Staterun UAE firm inks longterm agreement for base oil sales in India

first_imgDubai: The UAE’s state-run oil company ADNOC has signed a long-term sales agreement with the Indian Oil Corporation for its high-quality base oil ADbase. Indian Oil will use the ADbase oils to manufacture high end engine oils for India’s growing automotive sector, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) made the announced on Tuesday. “The signing of this important sales agreement with another major base oil consumer in a large and growing market is testament to the quality and reliability of ADNOC’s Group III base oil ADbase,” said Ahmad Bin Thalith, Acting Senior Vice President of Refined Products Sales, in ADNOC’s Marketing, Supply and Trading directorate. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”We look forward to working with IndianOil and to increasing the supply of ADbase to the Indian market, which continues to see strong demand for high quality base oil and finished lubricants,” Thalith said. Indian Oil is the largest seller of finished lubricants in the Indian market with approximate volume of 450,000 tonnes per annum. The total Indian market for finished lubricants is two million tonnes and is growing at the rate of 2.4 per cent per annum. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSubimal Mondal, Executive Director (Lubes) at Indian Oil said: “Indian Oil is a long-standing partner of ADNOC and we look forward to building on and strengthening the links between our two companies. The high quality of ADNOC’s ADbase product, combined with strong logistics support and the proximity of the UAE to India, was key in our decision to sign this agreement”. The signing of this agreement follows a recent signing with Xiamen Sinolook Oil Company to supply ADbase into China, and the 2017 and 2018 exclusive agreements with Penthol C V, and Chemlube for the supply of ADbase into the US and Europe. ADNOC Refining, an ADNOC subsidiary, produces up to 500,000 metric tonnes per year of Group III base oil and around 100,000 metric tonnes per year of Group II base oil, at its Ruwais refinery. Murban, Abu Dhabi’s light, high paraffinic crude is used as feedstock for ADNOC’s Base Oil plant, which ensures a consistent, high quality product. ADbase has a high Viscosity Index (VI) making it an ideal lubricant component, ensuring efficiency and fuel economy for high performance engines, while meeting ever stringent environmental regulations.last_img read more

CBI to question TDP MP in bank fraud case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned former Union Minister Y S Chowdary of the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) to appear for questioning at its Bangalore office in connection with a bank fraud case amounting to more than Rs 300 crore, sources here said on Thursday.The Rajya Sabha MP is to be questioned by investigators on Friday to determine his role in the case where Best and Crompton Engineering Projects Limited (BCEPL) defaulted on loans taken from a consortium of banks led by the Central Bank of India. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The CBI has named several directors of BCEPL in its FIRs as accused persons in the case for hatching a criminal conspiracy to cheat several banks by forging documents and falsifying account statements and balance sheets. Sources said the decision to call Chowdary in for questioning was arrived at after detailed investigation of all the allegations in the case, and more about his role in the fraud will be known only after his questioning is completed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, Chowdary issued a letter on Thursday night denying having held “any executive or non-executive positions in any corporate entity since October 2014”. He added that he has no knowledge or acquaintance with BCEPL or its affairs at any point of time. The CBI had registered three FIRs in the case following complaints from the banks sometime in 2017, but none of them named Chowdary as an accused in the case. Chowdary’s party TDP quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in March 2018. In November of the same year, officials of the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax raided his homes and offices in New Delhi and Hyderabad, in what ED had claimed was a multi-thousand crores bank fraud case. Following this, ED attached Viceroy Hotels, a Rs 315 crore worth property in Hyderabad promoted by Chowdary and with links to BCEPL. According to the complaints filed by the lending banks, BCEPL had used entities such as Viceroy Hotels and Sujana Group of Companies (founded by Chowdary) among others to divert loan amounts for use other than the original purpose. Chowdary said that he held only non-executive positions in three companies of the Sujana Group till 2014. CBI’s case against BCEPL looks at offences committed between 2010 and 2013.last_img read more

Tangier 65000 Smuggled Cigarettes Seized by Custom Services

first_imgCasablanca – Morocco launched a fierce war against smuggled goods and illegal substances. Custom services confiscated 65,000 smuggled cigarettes at the port of Tangier last week.  Custom services at the port of Tangier seized around 3,260 packets of cigarettes last week, according to Aufaitmaroc.This large quantity of smuggled cigarettes was found after two separate scanning operations by custom services on exports at the port, according to the same source. In the first scanning operation, 1,560 packages of smuggled cigarettes were found concealed in the rear fender of a van driven by a Moroccan resident of Spain.Custom services found another 1,700 cigarettes hidden in three suitcases transported in a tourist’s car registered in Morocco.The quantity of smuggled goods confiscated by custom services in Moroccan ports has clearly increased in 2014. The kingdom has also seen a dramatic increase in illegal substances seized in airports, especially Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca.Most of the smuggled goods and illegal substances commonly seized come predominantly from foreign countries, carried by foreign and Moroccan suspects.In the same context, French police in Paris seized around 2,500 allegedly stolen solar panels that were about to be shipped to Tangier last week. Fifteen Moroccans were reportedly arrested in the operation.Edited by Liz Yaslik. Photo courtesy Nelson Correia © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more