Warriors Looking Forward: Golden State’s 3-1 lead over L.A. Clippers, looking ahead to Houston

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/22/bang_40f95716-d8b6-47de-aa54-81fdfc7bd55f”]Video: Mark Medina discusses the teams upcoming game 5Since giving up a 31-point lead last week in a Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Golden State Warriors have won back-to-back games in Los Angeles, including a 113-105 win on Sunday. The win gives the team a 3-1 lead in the series and the opportunity to wrap things up on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.Assuming the Warriors win the upcoming game versus the …last_img

Injury shatters SA referee’s World Cup dream

first_img12 June 2014 South African referee Daniel Bennett has had his dream of officiating at the 2014 Fifa World Cup shattered by injury. Bennett, a former South African Referee of the Year, had been selected as a support referee for the football world’s greatest spectacle, which kicks off in Brazil on Thursday and runs through until 13 July. He picked up the injury in a routine training session at the Zico Centre in Rio last Tuesday, and unfortunately has been unable to overcome it.Sidelined for four to six weeks “The medical investigations revealed the seriousness of the injury, which means a minimum of four to six weeks for cure. The main consequence is that Mr Bennett will be unable to officiate and support matches at this 2014 Fifa World Cup,” Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke wrote in a letter to the South African Football Association (Safa). The Fifa medical team had hoped Bennett would recover in time for the start of the tournament, but their efforts were in vain.Treatment “During these days, adequate rehabilitation (twice a day) has been provided to Mr Bennett. However, this represents an additional load on the medical team, which has to ensure recovery massage and specific treatments to referees and assistant referees actively involved in the 2014 Fifa World Cup,” Valcke said. As a result, at the Fifa referees’ sub-committee meeting on Monday, it was decided to release and send Bennett home to ensure his proper recovery. However, his assistant, Marwa Range from Kenya, will continue with his duties in Brazil as a support assistant referee. There will be no replacement for Bennett, as Fifa believe they have sufficient cover for him.‘Quality paramount’ “The quality of referees and assistant referees at the 2014 Fifa World Cup is paramount, and the support referees were implemented in order to provide a seamless transition when a referee or assistant referee must be replaced for any reason after the final selection has been made,” Valcke explained. “At this stage of the competition, taking any referee who is not on the final list of selected match officials is counter-productive, since those referees did not partake in any official Fifa fitness tests nor all theoretical, tactical and physical sessions since January 2014, when the final list of referees and assistant referees was approved.” SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

Assam man gets 7-year jail for killing hog deer

first_imgA man in Assam has been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for killing a hog deer (Axis pornicus), an endangered species of mammal listed in Schedule III of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.On October 3, the court of additional sessions judge A. Hakim in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia handed one Ashik Barua of Uparlaopani village the seven-year sentence along with a fine of ₹50,000. The judge also prescribed an additional year of imprisonment “in default” of the fine.The case was based on an FIR lodged by security guard Mridul Sonowal on March 18, 2018, at Saikhowa police station in Tinsukia district. Mr. Sonowal, patrolling the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, said he and his colleague had that day caught a man carrying a dead hog deer on a two-wheeler. On interrogation, the man disclosed the hunter’s name as Ashik Barua, who was arrested and sent to jail.A veterinarian who examined the hog deer said it was female weighing 45 kg and had a lacerated wound on the forehead caused by a blunt object. The deer also had a fractured rib and cut mark on the neck and right foreleg and bled excessively through the nose.The evidence in the case was recorded five times by the additional sessions court between September 20, 2018, and July 25 this year.Delivering the sentence, the judge said that the period of detention already served by the accused shall be set off against the seven-year sentence under a relevant section of the Code of Criminal Procedure.Wildlife specialists welcomed the “unprecedented” sentence. “This is a major judgement in terms of killing a so-called non-charismatic animal,” said Rathin Barman who heads the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Kaziranga.last_img read more

Gujarat was a major example of helplessness: Former President K.R. Narayanan

first_img“Naik has become khalnaik.” Suresh Pachouri, Congress leader, on Union Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, after the petrol pump allotment scamVOICES “A s a president, I often felt helpless when delegations told me their woes and I couldn’t do anything about it. Gujarat was a major example of helplessness.” K.R. Narayanan,,”Naik has become khalnaik.” Suresh Pachouri, Congress leader, on Union Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, after the petrol pump allotment scam VOICES “A s a president, I often felt helpless when delegations told me their woes and I couldn’t do anything about it. Gujarat was a major example of helplessness.” K.R. Narayanan, former President “Let us not have any assumption that an election is the key to the solution. That is over-optimistic.” Karan Singh, former Union minister, on the elections in Jammu and Kashmir “It was the duty of the Weightlifting Federation of India to fully inform lifters about the rules pertaining to doping tests.” Uma Bharati, Union sports minister, after two weightlifters failed the dope tests at the Commonwealth Games “They go to Dubai on chartered flights and entertain the dons. All these threats are because of this.” M.N. Singh, Mumbai Police chief, on a section of the film industrylast_img read more