Meghalaya minor tribes fear exclusion from Sixth Schedule


first_imgMeghalaya’s bid to exclude “unrepresented tribes” from the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution has left minor tribes in the hill State edgy.Meghalaya is divided into autonomous councils in the names of the three major matrilineal communities — Garo, Khasi and Jaintia. The minority tribes include the Hajong, Koch, Rabha, Boro and Mann.Parts or the whole of the four northeastern States — Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura — fall under the Sixth Schedule, which makes special provisions for “tribal areas”.On September 26, a sub-committee constituted by the State government had decided to recommend to the Standing Committee of Parliament the removal of the word “unrepresented tribes” from the amended Sixth Schedule. Currently, members of such tribes are nominated to the autonomous district councils.A joint delegation of organisations representing five “unrepresented tribes” had met Home Minister James A. Sangma to voice their concerns about the amendment. These groups were the Meghalaya Hajong Welfare Association (MHWA), Meghalaya Koch Association, Meghalaya Rabha Jatio Sewa Sangha, All Bodo Students’ Union, Bodo Sahitya Sabha, All Meghalaya Mann Welfare Society and All Rabha Students’ Union. Leaders of these organisation said the outcome of the meeting was not to their expectations. “It is sad the minority tribes have run into tribal majoritarianism. We have virtually been made non-indigenous and unwanted in our own homeland,” an MHWA spokesperson said.last_img read more

Racela rues Tams’ poor defense vs hot-shooting Eagles


first_imgREAD: Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start“We have to really improve defensively,” Racela told reporters. “We gave up too many points against Ateneo and when they shoot like that it’s really hard to stop, even in the PBA when teams shoot that much from the three-point area they’re pretty hard to stop.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAteneo started out on a blistering pace scoring seven triples in the first quarter alone and finishing the game hitting 12 out of 34 attempts. The Blue Eagles shot 50 percent from the field.Although it’s still early in the season, Racela said their win-loss record is a sign that they are still not in peak form. “With our record now, you’d want everyone to play better,” said Racela. “I want to see improvements. Good thing is the season is far from over so we still have time and there are still lots to work on.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES TNT posts 3rd straight win, beats Star Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FEU head coach Olsen Racela wasn’t pleased with his team’s defense in a loss to Ateneo on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University head coach Olsen Racela said his team’s lackadaisical defense is what cost them the game against Ateneo on Sunday.The Tamaraws lost, 94-82, and saw their record dip to 1-2 while the Blue Eagles remained at the top of the league with a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Olympics: Mary Kom and Narang upbeat for London Games


first_imgOne year is all that stands between athletes around the world and their bid to attain the top prize at the pinnacle of sport – the London Olympics.With International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge set to get the official ‘One Year to Go’ countdown underway in London on Wednesday, the focus of athletes will shift to honing their skills and getting ready for the mega event, which begins on July 27 at the new Olympic Stadium.Boxing and shooting offer India its brightest chances of bettering its tally of one gold and two bronze at the previous Games in Beijing. On Tuesday, the two sports came together in the form of five-time world champion MC Mary Kom and rifle ace Gagan Narang.The duo was here at the launch of a new website for Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), a non-profit organisation founded by legendary sportsmen Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi and that supports the training and other needs of the athletes. The website was launched by film star Deepika Padukone, Prakash’s daughter and a director of the OGQ. Speaking to Mail Today, Mary Kom outlined her plans in the build- up to the Games, at which women’s boxing makes its debut.”I hope I can bring the kind of performance I have had at the World Championships to the Olympics next year. I am preparing hard to get a qualifying spot at the World Championships next year and, hopefully, a medal at the Olympics too,” said Mary, who will be competing in the 51kg category.advertisement”I am working on some stronger punching and also my speed, in order to adjust to the category. The technique doesn’t need much change, but it does make a bit of difference, which is what I need to fine- tune at the camp in Patiala,” she said.Narang admitted to being jittery before the Games. It is very exciting that there is just one year to go and our final preparations will now be on the way. Earlier, we used to wait for the final qualifying tournaments but this time eight shooters have already qualified for the Olympics,” he said.Deepika, meanwhile, said she keenly follows sports and that was pleased to be supporting athletes. “Even if I don’t get time to watch sports, I definitely keep myself updated, either through my dad or through Twitter. It made sense to me to come on board with OGQ and actively take part and support our athletes,” she said.Viren Rasquinha, chief executive of OGQ and former India hockey captain, announced special plans to help athletes. The chief among these is the help of a video analyst for badminton ace Saina Nehwal, which will be provided by Sports Mechanics, a sports technology organisation headed by the Indian cricket team’s former video analyst S Ramakrishna.Mental strengthening coach Abha Banerjee has also been brought into the fold. She has worked with rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput and it helped him win a World Cup gold medal and an Olympic quota spot this year.In addition, for the nine shooters part of OGQ, a Kazakh masseur recommended by national rifle coach Stanislav Lapidus, is being brought in.Support For AshwiniAsked about OGQ’s support to dope- tainted athlete Ashwini Akkunji, Rasquinha said: “In our official capacity, we have stopped funding to her, pending the result of the inquiry. Performance-wise, she had the potential and her doping history was clean. In a personal capacity, we are giving her support to ensure that she gets through this difficult phase.”Even if she has made a mistake, we will support her emotionally, and we will make sure that every supplement, every medicine that our athletes take is approved by an expert doctor first.”last_img read more

Is Adrien Broner struggling with weight?


first_imgManny Pacquiao, left, listens as Adrien Broner speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight championship bout on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS—Adrien Broner’s camp has been mum about their ward’s weight issues, something that cropped up early on when Broner made a public appearance looking grossly overweight.And there’s a general consensus that Broner’s weight woes are the reason why he has been cranky, throwing tantrums all week long.ADVERTISEMENT His camp has refused to say how close the 29-year-old Broner is to meeting the 147 lbs weight limit for the WBA welterweight clash on Saturday at MGM Grand.But talk has continued to resurface with the weigh-in for the fight nearing. Both fighters tip the scales Friday afternoon at the hotel’s Garden Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBroner has missed weight a couple of times before.In 2012 he was a full three pounds over the 130-lb limit when he faced Vicente Escovedo. Four years later, Broner had to pay Ashley Theopane $50,000 after he weighed in 140.4 lbs, four-tenths of a pound over the limit of the lightweight title clash. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Hey I only failed to make the weight twice, but I did it on purpose,” said Broner, who on both occasions moved up one division heavier.Pacquiao isn’t expected to have troubles on the scales.Since he started fighting at welterweight 10 years ago, Pacquiao, whose natural weight is 140 lbs, has had little problem making weight. He is known, in fact, to load up on meals during training camp.Pacquiao said he would like to climb the ring against Broner weighing at least 145 lbs because “I would need the necessary weight on fight night.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout PLAY LIST 01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:49Pacquiao, 3 presumptive senators want status quo in Senate02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Hornets lean on defense, bench to squeeze past Kings MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Report: Belgium 9 Gibraltar 0


first_imgBelgium 9 Gibraltar 0: Trebles for Meunier and Lukaku as Hazard makes scoring return Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 04:56 9/1/17 ThomasMeunier-Cropped Getty Images Eden Hazard returned from injury but it was Thomas Meunier and Romelu Lukaku who stole the show in Belgium’s 9-0 win over Gibraltar. Thomas Meunier and Romelu Lukaku scored hat-tricks and Eden Hazard marked his return to competitive action with a goal as Belgium cemented their place at the top of Group H with a 9-0 demolition of Gibraltar in World Cup qualifying.Hazard featured in a competitive game for the first time since breaking his ankle while on international duty in June and played 77 minutes as the Red Devils outclassed their part-time opposition from start to finish.Meunier also recorded three assists while Lukaku proved a typically menacing presence, taking full advantage of the gulf in class to help Belgium maintain their unbeaten record in qualifying. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Axel Witsel, who earlier lit up the Stade Maurice Dufrasne with a stunning bicycle-kick, was sent off for going in high and late on Jamie Bosio shortly before the break, but the damage was well and truly done by then with Roberto Martinez’s side leading 5-0.Hazard got in the action on the stroke of half-time before Meunier and Lukaku completed their respective trebles after the restart.Witsel’s dismissal means he will miss Sunday’s important trip to Greece, and Gibraltar lost a man of their own when Erin Barnett was dismissed having brought down Kevin De Bruyne to give away a late penalty from which Lukaku slotted home his third.#TousEnsemble #BELGIB #RoadtoRussia pic.twitter.com/OtS47uR5b1— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) August 31, 2017Gibraltar goalkeeper Deren Ibrahim started impressively, twice denying Lukaku early, but it was his error in the the 15th minute that opened the floodgates.The England-born shot-stopper let Dries Mertens’ tame cross slip between his legs and break the deadlock and right-back Meunier quickly compounded the mistake by tucking Mertens’ clever cut-back inside the near post to double the lead. Lukaku made it three goals in the space of six minutes when Meunier put a right-wing cross on a platter for the Manchester United man. Witsel fluffed a clear chance in the 23rd minute, but the midfielder produced the highlight of the half moments later. Mertens dinked a clever cross towards the far post and Witsel lashed home spectacularly to make it 4-0.Meunier teed up Lukaku for the second time in the 38th minute and, despite Witsel capping a mixed half with a straight red card, the Red Devils still pressed forward and added a sixth goal through a Hazard tap-in on the stroke of half-time, the Chelsea star converting Menuier’s third assist of the half.Anything @Cristiano can do…Full-back @ThomMills (along with four assists!) and @RomeluLukaku9 both net 3⃣ each for 🇧🇪! #WCQ pic.twitter.com/Ma8YNl6PAg— #WCQ (@FIFAWorldCup) August 31, 2017Lukaku twice spurned chances to complete his treble shortly after the restart, first heading straight at Ibrahim before turning another cross around the post.Meunier volleyed in Hazard’s cross for his second and Belgium’s seventh on the hour mark, and the Paris Saint-Germain defender beat Lukaku to a hat-trick with 23 minutes remaining, storming on to a De Bruyne cross at the far post.The visitors looked to have stemmed the tide until defender Barnett bundled over De Bruyne, Lukaku stepping up to net his third and add further gloss to an emphatic scoreline. read morelast_img read more

Trends of the Game Breakfast


first_imgAfter the success of the inaugural Trends of the Game breakfast in 2007, this initiative will be in full swing again this year. The Trends initiative provides valuable information regarding skills and tactics currently in the game from Australia and the World’s leading Coaches. This information is useful for Coaches, Players, Referees and even spectators of the sport, from the park right through to elite level.   Join Australian Men’s Open Coach Tony Trad, Women’s Open Coach Kerry Norman, and Mixed Open Coach Bernie Morrison and National Referee’s Director Lou Tompkins, as they discuss the latest trends across the game. Attendees will be able to have their questions answered by presenters in an open forum environment.  A continental breakfast of cereal, fruit, yoghurt & juice will be provided to all participantsDate: Thursday 18th SeptemberVenue: Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club Cnr Pacific Hwy & Vernon Street Coffs HarbourTime: 7.30 – 9am (first games commence at 10am on this day)Cost: $5RSVP: [email protected] by Friday 12th SeptemberThe 2008 Trends of the Game DVD will also be launched at this event. With the theme of ‘Back to Basics’, these coaches have discussed areas of the game including defensive body positioning,  creating space, performing the switch and the referee two-by-two-by-two system. This is supported by vision and breakdown of these techniques. The Trends of the Game 2008 DVD will be available at the breakfast for attendees for the reduced price of $10. Following the event it will be available at the TFA Online Shop at www.austouch.com.au for $15 plus postage.last_img read more

Its almost like a new season when Denver comes to play Ohio


Fresh off a last-second overtime victory against then-No. 8 Penn State last weekend, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team comes back to Columbus for part two of their four-game run against top-10 competition when No. 10 Denver comes to town Saturday afternoon. Sophomore midfielder Jesse King, who scored Saturday’s game-winning goal, said he understands the importance of the victory, but that it wouldn’t take away from his focus on Denver. “I’m glad that (freshman attacker Carter Brown) trusted me enough to throw it in there,” King said. “But I know that we’re really focused on getting ready for Denver.” Junior defender Darius Bowling, who won 8 of 15 face-offs against the Nittany Lions, said he knows the importance of using every practice this week to prepare for OSU’s conference rivals. “We know offensively they have a lot of playermakers that we’re definitely going to have to respect,” Bowling said. Several players have contributed to the Buckeyes’ offense so far this season, with senior attacker Logan Schuss leading OSU with 18 points on the year and Brown and King tied for second with 16 apiece. Denver has been one of the better teams in the Eastern College Athletic Conference over the past couple of seasons, ending the season in the top 15 the past three seasons. OSU coach Nick Myers said he knows the level of talent the Pioneers will bring into Columbus. “They’re a heck of a team,” Myers said. “They’ve got an offense that’s going to put a lot of pressure on you, and defensively they’re sound.” After back-to-back outings of double-digit goals from the Buckeyes, King said he is excited about the prospect of playing another stout defensive team this week and hopes to help keep the offense rolling. “I’m excited we’ve got Denver coming to town, it’s almost like a new season when you’ve got your big ECAC rival coming in,” King said. Following the matchup against Denver, the Buckeyes are scheduled to hit the road for a three game stretch against No. 8 Virginia, No. 2 Notre Dame and Bellarmine. Myers said he is keeping the locker room calm despite the pressure of the team’s tough slate. “The message this week’s been clear,” Myers said. “We’re looking for our first ECAC win.” OSU looks to continue its four-game win streak this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium against Denver. read more

Ohio State mens soccer team rallies to tie No 11 Akron 33


OSU sophomore forward Marcus McCrary (19) dribbles the ball in a game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Sept. 4 in Baltimore. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsEntering FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet in front of a large crowd of 3,889 fans, the Ohio State men’s soccer team ended its four-game losing streak in a thrilling game.OSU (1-4-1) and No. 11 Akron (4-1-1) battled each other from start to finish, resulting in the game going double overtime that stood as a 3-3 tie.OSU junior defender and co-captain Tyler Kidwell had the first opportunity of the game to put the Buckeyes on the board. However, his shot was blocked by Akron junior goalkeeper Jake Fenlason..Redshirt senior forward Kenny Cunningham was the second Buckeye to register an attempt on goal, but his shot hit off the bar, allowing Akron to clear the way to try and get a point on the board.Akron registered its first shot in the eighth minute of the game when junior forward Sean Sepe chested a shot into goal, giving the Zips a 1-0 lead over the Buckeyes.The Buckeyes did not give up, though, as they continued to try and equalize the match.OSU earned a third corner in the 10th minute of the first half, but a whistle was blown for a foul against the Buckeyes, denying it the chance for the corner kick.In the 30th minute, Akron went for another goal, but OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer grabbed a big save as he stopped the ball with his knees, keeping the score at a 1-0 deficit.As the half continued on, senior midfielder and co-captain Zach Mason was fouled on a shot attempt and a yellow card was given to the Zips in the 43rd minute.Senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle attempted a shot to the near post late in the half, but Fenlason made another save.The Buckeyes trailed the Zips 1-0 at the end of the first half. However, things would turn around in their favor during the second half.In the 48th minute of the game, junior forward Danny Jensen collected a loose ball in front of the net and punched it in, giving the Buckeyes their first goal, which leveled the match. Jensen’s goal was his first goal of the season.Both teams were now neck-and-neck, and neither was giving up without a fight.Assisted by junior forward Yaw Amankwa, senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson scored the Buckeyes’ second point of the game in the 55th minute to put OSU up 2-1 against Akron.Down by one point, Akron redshirt freshman Tyler Sanda scored the team’s second goal in the 68th minute, tying the game at 2-all with 20 minutes to go in regulation.The Buckeyes seemed to not be phased by Akron’s point, because within the next minute another goal was scored by freshman midfielder Abdi Mohamed, putting another Scarlet and Gray point on the board and giving OSU the lead. Mohamed’s score was his first career goal.OSU might have been up a point, but the Zips were not giving up.Akron sophomore midfielder Adam Najem scored another goal off a header to tie the game at 3-all in the 76th minute.With only about 14 minutes left in regulation, the battle continued amongst both teams, but neither team could find the back of the net, forcing the game to go into overtime.Sophomore forward Marcus McCrary had the best chance in overtime to give the Buckeyes a lead. However, Fenlason saved his shot from eight yards out in the 91st minute.Jensen had the next best opportunity, but Fenlason also saved his shot moments later.Both teams went back and forth, but neither could execute, sending the game into double overtime, which then resulted in a final score of 3-3.Froschauer had a season high of six saves during the game. He now sits at 1-4-1 on the year.Overall, the Buckeyes gathered a game-high eight shots on goal.The Buckeyes are scheduled to host their first conference opener of the season against No. 13 Penn State at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Football Justin Fields remains Ohio State quarterback frontrunner


Then-Georgia quarterback Justin Fields (1) leads the offense during the second quarter against Austin Peay on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Credit: Courtesy of TNSFrom his time watching Urban Meyer make depth chart decisions as the head coach,  Ryan Day has an idea of how it all works. He talks to the position coaches, makes sure they are all on the same page and watches film, among other things. But most of the time, the answer to the question of who will start is somewhat obvious. “Most of the time, it’s already going to be decided. You know who the starter is,” Day said. “You know guys over a period of time and have a body of work. You kind of know who the starter is.” Since the start of his first spring as head coach, Day has pointed to the quarterback position as a battle between redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin and sophomore Justin Fields. Over the course of the past 15 practices, Day has watched as both quarterbacks have built up their own personal body of work, watching how they react to certain on-field situations, the way they manage the playbook, their ability to work a team downfield and their leadership on and off the football field. And the Spring Game is just another aspect of that process. Day views it as another practice, except this time, both quarterbacks will play before a near-capacity crowd at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. But to most people, the quarterback position has already been decided. Coming in as a former five-star recruit, Fields, a transfer from Georgia, came with the Ohio State starting quarterback job in his sights. Just his presence on the depth chart, being one of the top quarterback recruits in recent memory, forced a quarterback out in Tate Martell, and makes it difficult for any other quarterback to be in the picture. Day saw what every other person saw when recruiting Fields: a talented quarterback with sky-high potential. Ohio State’s head coach called Fields’ physical traits “tremendous,” highlighting his size and ability to move along with his strong arm. When he arrived at Ohio State, Day noticed the intangibles when the head coach worked with Fields one-on-one: his ability to read defenses at the line of scrimmage, his level of knowledge from the huddle.“Very impressed with his ability to retain information, his football IQ,” Day said. “You forget for such a mature kid, he hasn’t played much football at all.” In that way, Fields and Baldwin are similar, but in different circumstances. While Baldwin was sidelined with an injury, Fields sat behind Jake Fromm at Georgia, waiting for an opportunity that never truly came. Playing in parts of 12 games with the Bulldogs, Fields showed flashes of his five-star potential, completing 27-of-39 attempts, averaging 12.14 yards per completion with four passing touchdowns. On the ground, he was just as electric, averaging 6.3 yards per carry with four rushing touchdowns. Coming to Ohio State, Fields did not have anything to prove. He said he didn’t know what to expect either. He said his only goal, even without a definite grasp on the starting job, was to continue to grow. “Coach Day wasn’t giving me handouts,” Fields said. “I knew coming here I would have to work for it.” To Day, both quarterbacks are still freshmen and both have something to prove. But in practice, Fields has seen a bulk of opportunities with the first-team offense. Whether it’s running the offense under center, which primarily has led to a play-action pass, or the return of the option J.T. Barrett ran in his career, the Ohio State offense seems to be leaning toward the abilities of Fields more than Baldwin. But there has not been an official decision, and there likely will not be one until the fall. The Spring Game might not be as critical to Day’s decision as the outside world may perceive. But there is one thing Day wants to see from Fields and Baldwin. “The coaches are off the field, so now it’s their team,” Day said. By the time Aug. 31 comes around and the coaches are off the field for good, it will likely be Fields’ team. read more