Paxson views exhibit as vital to community

first_img Book Nook to reopen Duane Paxson moved to Troy when he was 3 years old so he considers himself “almost” a native son.As an artist, Paxson takes great pride in the evolution of the arts in Troy.“When I was growing up, we had a few arts opportunities, but nothing like what is offered in the Troy community today,” he said. “Back then, I remember being fascinated by the work of woodcarver, Robert Pugh Windham. Larry Godwin of Brundidge was an artist in residence and Altrice Johnston was a potter. Other than that and a few other pockets of art, Troy University’s art department was the most exposure we had to art.”Paxson’s dad, Robert Paxson was the chair of the art department at Troy State College, and he was greatly influence by his dad’s work.Life is a huge part of Duane Paxson’s world, and he is excited to be an exhibitor in the Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Nature of Being Southern at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Published 9:38 pm Friday, October 9, 2009 Paxson views exhibit as vital to community Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration His Jelly Bean Angels are very popular with visitors to the arts center.“The Nature of Being Southern” exhibition features the work of 41 Alabama artists, all of whom are recipients of the prestigious Alabama State Council on the Arts Individual Fine Art and Crafts Fellowship Awards.“This is pretty amazing to have this many Fellowship artists exhibit in one place at one time,” Paxson said.“And for a town of this size to have a faculty and an exhibit like this is amazing. You would expect an art center like this to be in a large, major city.” Paxson said “The Nature of Being Southern” is a very diverse exhibit and one that will appeal to varying interests and backgrounds in art.“This exhibit will expose young children to the visual arts and that is most important,” he said.“Children need to be exposed to the arts at an early age so they will develop an interest in them. Those who are not exposed to the arts until later in life usually will not be interested.“That’s why it’s so important that we have a facility like the Johnson Center for the Arts available. We get children when they are very impressionable, and they will develop an interest in art that they will enjoy for a lifetime.”An Artists Reception will be held from 5:30 until 8 o’clock tonight at the Johnson Center for the Arts on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy.The informal reception is open to the public and everyone is invited to come, view the exhibitions and visit with the artists. Skip Print Article By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Spurlock ‘fights like a girl’ Jeff Spurlock was in London with some of his Troy University students when he got word that his wife, Amy,… read more Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

BLACKJACKCAT, BLACKOUT, CONQUEST ENFORCER, FRANK CONVERSATION, ISOTHERM & MOONLIGHT DRIVE ALL CLASH IN WIDE OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 MATHIS BROTHERS MILE (TURF) ON OPENING DAY, MONDAY, AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgBLACKJACKCAT: A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Tale of the Cat, this Al and Sandee Kirkwood homebred is trained by Mark Glatt and retains the services of “Big Money” Mike Smith. Third in the Grade II Twilight Derby here two starts back on Nov. 4, Blackjackcat set the pace and tired to finish sixth in the Grade I Hollywood Derby on Dec. 3 at Del Mar and will be cutting back in distance from four consecutive tries at a mile and one eighth. Mittersill–Joel Rosario–119Blackjackcat–Mike Smith–119Moonlight Drive–Rafael Bejarano–119Conquest Enforcer–Flavien Prat–121Fabozzi–Luis Contreras–119Isotherm–Kent Desormeaux–119Path of David–Joe Talamo–121Frank Conversation–Mario Gutierrez–124Blackout–Julien Leparoux–119Defiantly–Brice Blanc–121Tusk–Drayden Van Dyke–119First post time on opening day, Monday, Dec. 26, is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. For opening day promotions and reservations, scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. CARDED AS THE LAST RACE ON OPENING DAY, MATHIS BROTHERS MILE ATTRACTS 11 SOPHOMORES ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016)–The best may indeed be last on opening day, Monday, at Santa Anita. Carded as the ninth and final race, the Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) has attracted a wide open field of 11 three year olds and could be the best betting race of the day as The Great Race Place opens for its 80th Winter Meet. BLACKOUT: Trained by Florida-based Mark Casse, this French-bred colt ran evenly when finishing eighth, beaten three lengths, in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles turf Commonwealth on Nov. 12 at Churchill Downs. Based at Palm Meadows in south Florida, he’ll be making his fourth stateside start for owners Gary Barber, Justin Casse and River Card Stable. He has two wins from three career tries at a mile on turf. CONQUEST ENFORCER: Formerly trained by Casse, he was sold privately following a neck defeat in the Grade II, six furlong turf Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine on Oct. 16 and will make his first start for Loooch Racing Stables Inc., Imaginary Stables or Ritchie, and trainer Phil D’Amato. An Ontario-Canadian-bred colt by Into Mischief, he’s been favored in six out of his seven starts. With a win from two tries at a mile on turf, Conquest Enforcer has plenty of speed and has four wins and two thirds to his credit. ISOTHERM: Well beaten in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, he’s winless in his last seven starts but has been keeping good company and gets the services for the first time of Kent Desormeaux. Trained by New York-based George Weaver and owned by Matthew Schera, Isotherm will likely be taken off the pace in his first-ever try over the Santa Anita turf. THE GRADE II MATHIS BROTHERS MILE IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTS MOONLIGHT DRIVE: Third, beaten one length three starts back in the Grade III La Jolla Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on turf, Italian-bred Moonlight Drive was subsequently seventh in the Grade II Del Mar Derby Sept. 4. Following that, he was freshened by Bob Baffert and responded with a game neck victory going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf on Oct. 22. With a 4-1-2-1 mark at one mile on turf, Moonlight Drive, who is owned by CHRB Chairman Chuck Winner, David Bienstock and Ro and Ward Williford, could be on the early lead or thereabouts under regular pilot Rafael Bejarano.                 FRANK CONVERSATION: Third, beaten two lengths at odds of 19-1 in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Hollywood Derby on Dec. 3, he was a half length winner of the Grade II Twilight Derby under the same conditions here on Nov. 4 at 36-1. Owned by Reddam Racing, LLC and trained by Doug O’Neill, the Kentucky-bred colt by Quality Road will cut back in distance a furlong and hope to relax as he’s done in his last two starts. Mario Gutierrez once again has the riding assignment. Race 9 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 4 p.m. PSTlast_img read more

Happy Darwin Day, Japan: Look What He Did to You

first_imgAs a result, historians have “widely believed that Darwinian evolutionary theory is one of the most important contributions … to human thought in general,” a belief largely accepted in Japan.[19] Consequently, Darwinism, including its racist teachings, had a critical influence on Japanese culture and intellectual life. Japanese Genius Racist Masanobu Tsuji In the revolution of the late 1800s, Japan was modernized. In the process, that included the introduction of Darwinism to the country. Several Darwinist professors from the United States were invited to lecture on Darwinism in major Japanese universities.[13] Harvard trained Darwinist Edward Morse arrived in Japan in 1887 and stayed for two years. He lectured on evolution at the leading Japanese university, the University of Tokyo, from 1877 to 1879. His lectures were later published in a book titled Animal Evolution. Morse attracted many Japanese who “smoothly accepted the facts and the theory of evolution.”[14] He also “made Darwinism fashionable among the public.”[15] Part of Tsuji’s goal was to modernize Asia, with Japan as the guiding force and ultimate power. When in a battle with Japan, if the American and Philippine solders surrendered, Tsuji believed it was morally right to kill them because “Japan was fighting a racial war in the Philippine[s] … and the white colonialists should be killed … [as should the] Filipinos who fought alongside them.”[10] Of course, neither the close to nearly 80,000 American soldiers that surrendered, nor the Filipinos, were colonialists, but soldiers drafted or volunteered to fight for their respective countries. The Japanese’ own accounts now confirm that Tsuji “ordered the killing of American and Filipino prisoners of war and civilians.”[11] Tsuji also helped plan the systematic massacre of thousands of Malayan Chinese who, some thought, might be hostile to Japan. The Introduction of Darwinism into Japan  In the last century, the Japanese leaders believed they were the “Master Race of Asia,” superior not only to non-Orientals, but also to all people of Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Mongolian, Pacific Islander/Polynesian, and other Asian descent. The fact is race was a critical one of the fundamental tenets of the wartime Kyoto School of philosophers and historians was that … War, as … Kyoto Imperial University professors explained it, “is eternal,” and should be recognized as being “creative and constructive.” War was central to the ongoing historical process of “purification of sins”; it was correctly seen as being in itself “a philosophical struggle.”[23] [1] Leon Zitzer. 2016. Darwin’s Racism. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.[2] Stuart Goldman and Yaroslav Shulatov. World War II Magazine. April 2019. 33(6):30-39.[3] Tsuji is a Japanese surname meaning “crossroads.”[4] Goldman, 2019, p. 30.[5]   https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110226195227AAfbHKm.[6] Goldman, 2019, p. 30.[7] Goldman, 2019, p. 32.[8] Stuart Goldman. “The Forgotten Soviet-Japanese War of 1939.” The Diplomat. August 28, 2012.[9] Chris Brown. Battle Story: Singapore 1942. Spellmount Publishers.[10] Goldman, 2019, p. 35.[11] Goldman, 2019, p. 3.[12] Rodney Carlisle. 2004.  Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. New York: Routledge. p. 71.[13]Sakura, Osamu. 1998. “Similarities and Varieties: A Brief Sketch on the Reception of Darwinism and Sociobiology in Japan.” Biology and Philosophy, 13:341-357; p. 342.[14] Sakura, 1998, p. 343.[15] Shimao, 1981, p. 93.[16] Sakura, 1998, p. 341.[17] Sakura, 1998, p. 343.[18] Sharon H. Nolte 1987. Liberalism in Modern Japan: Ishibashi Tanzan and His Teachers, 1905-1960. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, p. 44.[19] Sakura, 1998, p. 343.[20] Herbert Norman. 1943. “Militarists in the Japanese State.” Pacific Affairs, 16(4):475-481, December, p. 475.[21] Norman, 1943, p. 475.[22] quoted in, Robert Olson Ballou. 1945. Shinto, The Unconquered Enemy: Japan’s Doctrine of Racial Superiority and World Conquest. New York: The Viking Press, 1945, p. 185.[23]John Dower, 1993. War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War. New York: Pantheon Books, p. 216.[24] Rotem Kowner, and Walter Demel (editors). 2013. Race and Racism in Modern East Asia. Boston, MA: Brill, p. 117.[25] Kowner and Demel, 2013, p. 356. Darwinian race ideas played a critical role in Tsuji’s life and his actions during the war, especially his decision to massacre Americans, which he regarded as an inferior race. Goldman describes Tsuji as a “violent racist and mass murderer who escaped prosecution as a war criminal with the help of American authorities,” eventually serving in Japan’s parliament for nine years. Although a “violent racist and mass murderer,” he was very intelligent and conniving until his past caught up with him.[6] He also wanted to drive all white Europeans out of Asia, with the mantra “Asia for Asians.”[7] Although the Japanese, for purposes of war propaganda, claimed to be “liberating Asia for the Asians,” history has proved they were, in fact, enslaving them. Tsuji was also a vehement advocate of war with the United States.[8] His racism was one factor that drove him to want war with America.[9] Summary part of Japanese ideology during the war. The Japanese saw themselves as the “master race” of Asia, much as Hitler saw the Germans as the “master race” of Europe. As such, they presented themselves as the champions of Asia against European imperialism, but also imposed their own imperialism on the “lesser” Asian peoples, and could be very brutal in doing so.[5]  Introduction The “Japanese people readily accepted the concept of evolution because, lacking Christianity, there was no religious opposition.”[16] The objections that did surface mostly “came from Christian communities,” which numbered less than 9,000 persons in the early 1900s.[17] In addition, evolution theory Dr. Jerry Bergman has taught biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, anthropology, geology, and microbiology at several colleges and universities including for over 40 years at Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio where he was a research associate in experimental pathology, and The University of Toledo. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Wayne State University in Detroit, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has over 1,300 publications in 12 languages and 40 books and monographs. His books and textbooks that include chapters that he authored, are in over 1,500 college libraries in 27 countries. So far over 80,000 copies of the 40 books and monographs that he has authored or co-authored are in print. For more of his articles on CEH, see his Author Profile.(Visited 620 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Although some Japanese social groups were racist before, during, and even after World War II ended, the Japanese military worked the prisoners to death, or allowed them to starve or die from diseases brought on by malnutrition or even torturing the putative “inferior” races. In the end, Japanese racism was responsible for the deaths of millions of Chinese and other Asians, plus many thousands of Allied Prisoners of War.  An organization called the Black Dragon Society was the face of Japanese nationalism in World War II. The Black Dragons schemed and murdered their way from Japan to China, Korea, and South East Asia in pursuit of the Greater Japan. The Japanese Black Dragon Society was viciously anti-white and racist, openly manifesting “hatred of the Russians, British, French, and Americans,” but it “would be through the work of Colonel Masanobu Tsuji that racism would reach its bloody climax.”[12] Amazingly, Tsuji is honored even today in Japan, as shown by his supporters who erected a statue in honor of him in Kaga City, Japan. One example that illustrated both the Darwinism theory and the Nazi philosophy, which teaches natural selection of the superior race by elimination of the inferior races, was a pamphlet published in 1934 by the Japanese Imperial Army that described war as “the father of creation and the mother of culture.”[22] Furthermore, As a result, after Japan’s American victims and accomplices The “many instruments of indoctrination in Japan” included “the state school, the press, and radio,” all of “which monotonously preach a morbid nationalism and a chauvinism both as potent and poisonous as Nazi racism.” This proved to be a lethal combination that produced the horrors of the second world war in the East.[20] The Japanese also had “contempt for the West and a ‘race hate’ that ‘many Japanese nourish deep down in their viscera.’”[21] by Jerry Bergman, PhD As the superior race, during World War II Japan believed there was no such thing as “surrender” or “capture” because all Prisoners of War were considered, not only inferior humans, but also traitors to Japan. This is the reason why many thousands of Japanese soldiers committed suicide rather than surrender. They also treated American Prisoners of War cruelly, indiscriminately killing them due to the belief that they were an inferior race. The Americans were also believed to be inferior and weak, less than human for surrendering or allowing themselves to be captured, rather than dying in combat or by suicide. The Asian nations used Darwinian victory in the first Sino-Japanese War (1894-95), Japan joined the imperialist race in East Asia in earnest, but during a time ruled by racial ideology, it could not assert its new position as long as it did not win a war with a Western power. The final confirmation of Japan’s regional position came exactly a decade later when it won the war with Russia—Europe’s most populated nation and the possessor of its largest army.[24] evolutionary theories to represent the world as a battlefield in which different “races” struggled for survival. But while they appealed to such foreign luminaries as Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer, their understanding of “race” was also informed by their own background. They did not simply copy what they read from these authors, but instead endowed “race” with indigenous meanings.[25] The discussion of racism, especially against people of color, has been much in the news lately in America. The contribution Darwinism has made in the West to racism has been well-documented. One recent contribution, a 778-page, small-print book by Leon Zitzer, massively documented, is the most extensive tome ever published on the subject.[1] New research regularly adds to our understanding of the contribution of Darwinian eugenics to the racism problem in history. Just this week I received the latest issue of World War II Magazine with the headline “Genius Racist Zealot Warrior: Japan’s Military ‘God’ Stopped at Nothing to Secure Victory.”[2] The story is about the rise and fall of the important, but often ignored, Col Masanobu Tsuji (1901 – ca. 1961).[3] His influence even after the war was critical. Checking on Amazon, I noted Tsuji authored 17 books. As Goldman notes, he was behind some of the most critical decisions in Japanese policy during WWII, and some of the most abhorrent ones as well.[4] Darwinism, as was also the case in Nazi Germany, was an important factor, not only facilitating the war, but also in the horrible mistreatment, and at times torture, of the captured. The ongoing study of history has even further confirmed this fact. An example is the story of the Japanese Genius Racist Masanobu Tsuji, who, inspired by scientific racism, masterminded the torture and slaughter of many hundreds of thousands of innocent men. especially in the form of Social Darwinism developed by Herbert Spencer, was extremely popular in Japan at the turn of the century, as it was in the United States, though Japanese theorists were more inclined to stress the idea of survival of the fittest among nations rather than among individuals.[18]last_img read more

2013 Elite Eight Finals on Fox Sports

first_imgFox Sports has added new times for the delayed telecast of the Men’s and Women’s finals of the 2013 Elite Eight Series in Coffs Harbour, showcasing the best Touch Football talent across the country. Both the Men’s and Women’s finals have been played on several occasions over the past week on Fox Sports. The Men’s final will be replayed again on Tuesday, 14 May at 2.30am on Fox Sports 2. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for further announcements regarding scheduled replays of the 2013 Elite Eight series on Fox Sports.Andrew Voss and John Gibbs are the callers of the finals matches with Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad, providing technical and game analysis, rounding out the commentary team. For a sneak preview of the Elite Eight Series highlights, please click on the links below:2013 Elite Eight Men’s Finalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdH8lmIvrg 2013 Elite Eight Women’s Finalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTrnHxvVueI 2013 Elite Eight Finals on Fox SportsWednesday, 1 MayElite Eight Women’s Final – 3.00pm AEST on Fox Sports 3Friday, 3 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 3.30pm AEST on Fox Sports 1Saturday, 4 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 7.00am AEST on Fox Sports 2Tuesday, 7 May Elite Eight Women’s Final – 01.30am AEST on Fox Sports 3Tuesday, 14 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 02.30am AEST on Fox Sports 2Related LinksElite Eight on Foxlast_img read more

Epic Gas Strengthens Pressurised LPG Fleet

first_imgzoom Singapore-based owner and operator of pressurized gas carriers Epic Gas has taken delivery of the 7,500 cbm LPG carrier Epic Boracay.Built in 2009 at Japan’s Murakami Hide Shipbuilding, the vessel is the 42nd ship in the company’s pressurised LPG fleet, representing the latest step in Epic’s strategic consolidation of, and growth within, the sector.The acquisition was financed by a combination of equity and debt. Part of the equity portion of the acquisition was funded through the issuance of 85,714 shares at a share price of NOK 15 per share.Following registration of the new share capital, the company will have an issued share capital of USD 704,717.71, divided into 70,471,771 shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.01. NIBC Bank N.V. provided a senior secured loan facility of USD 8.5 million with a 5-year tenor.Since 2013, the company has acquired 10 second-hand vessels and taken delivery of 17 newbuild vessels as part of its mission to build the leading last-mile service provider to the global seaborne LPG trade.last_img read more

MMIWG MMIW Tamra Keepness

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe five commissioners tasked with guiding national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women started their work Sept. 1.Hearings are expected to start later in [email protected]last_img

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,347.98, down 5.48 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up $1.02, or 7.57 per cent, to $14.50 on 22.6 million shares. CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED) (up $3.02, or 8.69 per cent, to $37.79 on 811,894 shares) says its truce with rival medical marijuana company Aurora Cannabis will continue past the original Monday deadline. The Saskatoon-based company has been fending off a hostile takeover by Aurora, which wants CanniMed to abandon its friendly takeover of Newstrike Resources Ltd.ProMIS Neurosciences Inc. (TSX:PMN). Medical diagnostics and research. Up 17 cents, or 48.57 per cent, to 52 cents on 17.8 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.64 per cent, to $3.15 on 13.6 million shares.Royal Nickel Corp. (TSX:RNX). Miner. Up 2.5 cents, or 7.69 per cent, to 35 cents on 10.5 million shares.Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. (TSX:PNE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 38 cents on 8.3 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down six cents, or 0.68 per cent, to $8.75 on 4.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Retail. Up 28 cents, or 1.10 per cent, to $25.78 on 322,863 shares. Grocery-subsidiary Sobeys Inc. is the latest Canadian grocer to wade into e-commerce after last year’s arrival of Amazon into the nation’s competitive grocery industry forced incumbents to improve their online offerings. Sobeys signed a partnership deal with Ocado Group for the British company to help build the grocer’s online shopping business, which they expect to launch in the Greater Toronto Area in about two years.last_img read more

Jeremy smashes Youth World record at Asian Championship

first_imgNingbo (China): Former world champion Mirabai Chanu produced her personal best but missed out on podium by a whisker, while Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga went on a record-smashing spree at the Asian Weightlifting Championship here Sunday. The 24-year-old Mirabai lifted 86kg in snatch and a personal best of 113kg in clean and jerk for a total of 199kg in the women’s 49kg event to finish on fourth position. Her earlier personal best total in 49kg was 192kg in the EGAT Cup in Thailand in February. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIn a remarkable performance, 16-year-old Jeremy secured second place in group B of the 67Kg men’s event. During his record-smashing spree, he claimed three world marks. Earlier in the day, Jhili Dalabehera opened India’s medal account, claiming a silver medal in the women’s 45kg category. However, 45kg is not a Olympic weight category. The points gathered from this event will come in handy when the final rankings for 2020 Tokyo Olympics are made next year. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterUnfortunately Mirabai missed the bronze as China’s Zhang Rong with the same total of 199kg (88kg+111kg) finished third under new rules, which came into effect in 2017. Under these rules, the competitor who has a lower clean and jerk result (that means higher snatch result) will be ranked higher in the classification of athletes for total lift. The gold medal went to Hou Zhihui of China who produced an effort of 208kg (92kg+116kg) while North Korea’s Ri Song-gum clinched the silver, lifting 200kg (86kg+114kg) in the gold level Olympic qualifier. After clearing 86kg in her snatch, Mirabai began her clean and jerk with a 109kg and then lifted 113kg successfully. But in her third attempt, the Manipuri could not lift 115kg and that cost her dear. Had she been successful in her attempt to lift 115kg, she would have won a silver with a total of 201kg. Mirabai, however, picked up a bronze in clean and jerk while she was fourth in snatch. In World Championships and continental championships, medals are awarded separately for snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift. But in the Olympics, medals are awarded only for total lift. This was Mirabai’s second international competition in this category after the International Weightlifting Federation re-jigged the weight categories last year. She was earlier competing in 48kg. She had missed the World Championships last year, a gold level Olympic qualifier, owing to a back injury which had also forced her out of the Asian Games in Jakarta. Mirabai returned to action in February, clinching the gold medal in 49kg at the EGAT Cup in Thailand, which was the first of the six Olympic qualifying events for her. Jeremy gave a power-packed performance, smashing the Youth World and Asian records in snatch, clean and jerk and total lift with an effort of 297kg (134kg+163kg) to be placed second in his group behind Pakistan’s Talha Talib, who lifted 304kg (140kg+164kg). The final standings for the men’s 67kg event will be known after group A competition on Monday. Jeremy, in fact, broke 15 records in total, combining national and international marks. He smashed six international records — three youth world and three youth Asian — and nine national records — three youth national, three junior national and three senior national. The Mizoram weightlifter pulled off clean lifts in two of his three attempts in snatch (130kg, 134kg) to set a new youth world record. The earlier youth world record was also in Jeremy’s name when he had lifted 131kg in the EGAT Cup in Thailand in February. Jeremy then lifted more than double his body weight (157kg, 163kg) in two successful attempts in the clean and jerk, and in the process obliterated Kazakhstan weightlifter Saikhan Taisuyev’s youth world record of 161kg. It was Jeremy’s personal best and 9kg more than his 288kg youth world record effort in the EGAT cup, where he won the silver medal. It was his only second international competition in 67kg after the international federation added this weight category last year for the Olympic Games and other events. Jeremy also smashed the 67kg national senior record in snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift. He smashed his own snatch record of 131kg while he erased Gulam Navi’s clean and jerk record of 160kg to better his own total lift record of 288kg. The Asian Championships is a gold level Olympic qualifying event, the points from which will be counted when the final rankings for Tokyo 2020 cut are done. Jeremy had won a gold in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in October last year in 62kg category with a total lift of 274kg (124+150). Jhilli, a Junior World Championship bronze medallist, lifted 162kg (71kg+91kg) to finish second behind Vietnam’s Vuong Thi Huyen who lifted 168kg (76kg+92kg). The bronze medal went to Mary Flor Diaz of Philippines for her 158kg (69kg+89kg) effort. On Saturday, Muthupandi Raja finished 13th in men’s 61kg category with a total lift of 265 kg (117kg+ 148kg).last_img read more

CRPF jawan feeds distressed boy in Kashmir

first_imgSrinagar/New Delhi: A CRPF jawan, who was part of the convoy that was targeted in the Pulwama attack, has been decorated with the paramilitary force’s highest service award for sharing his meal with a boy who appeared differently-abled.A video of Head Constable Iqbal Singh feeding the boy has gone viral on social media and has won plaudits for the security forces operating in Kashmir. The Sikh jawan was having his lunch in Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Monday when he saw a boy, wearing a black dress, sitting in front of a closed shop and Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singhsignalling him for food, a senior official said. Singh walked towards the boy and offered his lunchbox to the child, only to find that his hands were stricken with “paralysis”, the official said. The jawan, a driver of the 49th battalion, then put a sheet on the boy’s lap and fed him lunch. He then wiped the child’s face and offered water to drink, the official added. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) took cognisance of the incident and has decided to decorate the jawan with the director general (DG) commendation disc and certificate — the highest service award of the paramilitary — for showing “exemplary human gesture in spirit of the values enshrined in the charter of the force”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”The CRPF is always ready to help the people of Kashmir in times of distress. This is what I also did,” Singh said in a recorded video message provided by the CRPF. Singh was driving one of the 78 vehicles on February 14 when the fifth in their convoy was hit by a suicide attack killing 40 troops. The driver was part of the first team that helped in the rescue operation, the official said. “Armed forces operating in Kashmir are often tarred with the same brush. But that generalisation can sometimes be grossly unfair. Salute this man’s sense of compassion & humanity,” former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti tweeted. The Jammu and Kashmir Police posted the video clip on its Twitter handle with a caption: “We care”. “Humane heart of uniform personnel is commendable,” former state Director General of Police S P Vaid tweeted.last_img read more

VikingsLions Is The Biggest Game Of Week 12

Cincinnati1592111– Carolina91274– AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF MIN WINSIF DET WINSSWING 3. Arizona (4-5-1) vs. Atlanta (6-4) — 70 total ‘swing’ points Baltimore32243814– 1. Minnesota (6-4) vs. Detroit (6-4) — 101 total ‘swing’ points Baltimore32%14%46%32– CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS Houston80867412– Cincinnati1529524– According to the Elo ratings that our NFL predictions are based on, the five best teams in the AFC are New England, Kansas City, Denver, Buffalo and Oakland — all in the East or West divisions. Since it’s looking unlikely that the AFC South or North will produce a wild-card team, Steelers-Colts will go a long way toward determining two divisional playoff spots and not much else.Indianapolis is in a rough position because of a bit of karmic payback: Although the Colts have outperformed their point differential the past few seasons, the Texans (6-4, outscored by 34 points) are managing the same feat this year. The Colts will need some help to win the AFC South even with a win. The Steelers, meanwhile, have a slightly better point differential than the Ravens, with whom they’re tied for first in the North, but it’s come against a slightly easier schedule. Pittsburgh is a good bet to make it in with a win, and not all the way out of it with a loss. Denver76%58%89%30– Detroit58%32%79%46– Pittsburgh5559527– Minnesota65894643– Despite a narrow lead in the NFC South, the Falcons are in stronger shape than they may seem to be. Elo thinks Atlanta is way better than 5-5 Tampa Bay and 4-6 New Orleans, and although the Panthers still rank high (by Elo), they’re unlikely to win a division tiebreaker and their remaining schedule is rough. That means that if Atlanta wins on Sunday, the Falcons will make a pretty big playoff jump — and if they lose, their NFC South rivals make only modest gains. Washington, which currently holds the second wild-card spot in the NFC, would prefer that Arizona all but end its playoff hunt with a loss. 2. Pittsburgh (5-5) vs. Indianapolis (5-5) — 96 total ‘swing’ points CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS Buffalo2627252– Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown Arizona1122418– AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF PIT WINSIF IND WINSSWING Atlanta78%64%87%23– Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS New Orleans101285– Kansas City83967322– AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF KC WINSIF DEN WINSSWING N.Y. Giants6667653– Tampa Bay1519136– Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF CIN WINSIF BAL WINSSWING With Thanksgiving upon us, we’re entering the home stretch of the NFL regular season. So what are the most important games of Week 12?One way of looking at this — as we did in 2014 — is to figure out how much every game affects each team’s playoff chances. We do this by using the model behind our 2016 NFL predictions to calculate each team’s playoff “swing” based on a game outcome. For example, we estimate that if Oakland beats Carolina, the Raiders’ playoff chances will rise to 88 percent from 81 percent. If they lose, their chances will drop to 70 percent — an 18 percentage point swing.1 Some detail on what this means. Our NFL predictions are based on 100,000 simulations of the rest of the season and are updated after every game ends. In the simulations in which Oakland beats Carolina, the Raiders make the playoffs 88 percent of the time. In the simulations in which they lose, they make the playoffs 70 percent of the time. But at the end of Week 12, it’s unlikely that Oakland’s playoff probabilities will be exactly 88 percent or exactly 70 percent, because the team’s chances depend on the outcome of several games, not just their own. Carolina’s chances would see a more modest swing (rising to 17 percent from 9 percent if the Panthers win and falling to 4 percent if they lose); Buffalo, Atlanta, Miami and several other contenders could also see their probabilities change.By summing up these individual swings, we can get sense of which games will make the largest total impact league-wide. Here are this week’s top five, ranked by total swing: Miami2931283– Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown Pittsburgh55%70%42%28– Oakland8182803– This is another big game toward determining the AFC North winner. Cincinnati is very much alive despite its 3-6-1 record and even though star receiver A.J. Green is out with a hamstring injury for the next few weeks — the Bengals would improve to a roughly 1-in-3 chance of making the playoffs with a win here. Baltimore can make similar gains, and Pittsburgh, which has beaten Cincinnati but lost to the Ravens in Week 9, would rather the Bengals win. CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS 5. Kansas City (7-3) vs. Denver (7-3) — 66 total ���swing’ points Indianapolis22123119– Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown Washington5653585– CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF ARI WINSIF ATL WINSSWING The NFC North is on the line, and, for once, the Packers aren’t involved. Going into 2016, Green Bay had made the playoffs for seven consecutive seasons, winning an average of 11 games each year. So it’s come as some surprise that the Packers have basically played their way out of playoff contention by Week 12 — we give them just a 6 percent chance of making it to the postseason. Rising in their place are the Lions and Vikings. The winner of their game on Thursday will be in strong shape; the loser will be more likely to miss the playoffs than make them. 4. Cincinnati (3-6-1) vs. Baltimore (5-5) — 68 total ‘swing’ points The Broncos have already lost to the Raiders, who sit on top of the AFC West at 8-2. A loss to the Chiefs would put Denver in a dangerous situation, at risk of losing a division tiebreaker or a wild-card tiebreaker (or both!) to an AFC West rival. A Denver loss would have a pretty big impact: Since 1995, 7-4 teams have made the playoffs 68 percent of the time, but we’d give the 7-4 Broncos just a 58 percent chance if the Chiefs knock them off.CORRECTION (Nov. 23, 2:10 p.m.): A footnote in an earlier version of this article said incorrectly that FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction model does not project ties and gave an incorrect number of simulations in which the Oakland Raiders and the Carolina Panthers were projected to win their game on Sunday. In 100,000 simulations of the NFL season, Oakland was projected to win the game 58,042 times, not 57,955, and Carolina was projected to win 41,791 times, not 42,045.Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more