GPS-enabled vehicles to transport EVMs in M.P.

first_imgThe vehicles used for transporting Electronic Voting Machines in the Lok Sabha election in Madhya Pradesh will be installed with GPS [Global Positioning System].“GPS will be installed on vehicles to be used for transporting EVMs in the Lok Sabha election in the State. Similarly, control rooms will be set up in each district headquarters for tracking the vehicles,” Chief Electoral Officer V.L. Kanta Rao said.During the elections, GPS will also be installed in vehicles to be used for transporting polling teams to the booths, transporting of reserve EVMs in vehicles of Sector Magistrate on the voting day and the for transporting the reserve machines from districts to State-level warehouse after polling, to obtain their locations, said an official.During the 2018 Assembly elections in the State, late arrival of EVMs at the collection centre in Sagar district has snowballed into a major controversy with the Congress suspecting a foul play by the BJP.Concerned over tampering with the EVMs, the Congress has deployed party workers outside strong rooms at several places across the State.The office of the State Election Commission received 3,715 complaints between January 1 and March 22, of which 3,073 have already been resolved.For prompt and effective redressal of complaints related to the Lok Sabha polls, a cVIGIL app (Gold Version) has also been developed, the official added.last_img read more

Ohio State wrestling seeks to get back on track against No 7

OSU redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius (left) sizes up his opponent during a match against Arizona State on Nov. 20 at St. John Arena. OSU won 28-9.Credit: Mason Swires | Lantern reporterAfter sustaining a tough upset loss last Saturday, the Ohio State wrestling team has a quick recovery on its mind on Sunday.That matchup will feature No. 11 OSU (5-2, 2-1) playing host to No. 7 Nebraska (9-1, 3-1) at 2 p.m. in St. John Arena.Last week, the Buckeyes fell to the now-No. 10 Michigan by a score of 21-11.The upset loss was one that OSU did not take lightly.“There were seven weight classes where we didn’t score any offensive points,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “It’s critical this week that we are putting ourselves in scoring positions.”Redshirt senior Hunter Stieber fully agreed with his coach that the team needs to be more aggressive in the coming matchup.“We didn’t really shoot that much, and when we did, they capitalized on it more than we did,” Stieber said.Sunday will mark the first time the Scarlet and Gray face off against the Cornhuskers this season.The team will try to right the wrongs from last week and move forward.“I think we just need to get back to just wrestling how we want to wrestle and not let our opponent dictate the match,” Stieber said.Nebraska is a unit that is well-respected in the Big Ten, as well as throughout the entire NCAA.Through the last five matchups with OSU, the Cornhuskers have been victorious in four.Led by the likes of junior T.J. Dudley and senior Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska has amassed 205 points so far, and a record of 9-1 overall.Also over the span of the last five years, Nebraska has finished nationally ranked inside the top 15 every season.So, with the high pedigree of their opponent, Ryan and the Buckeyes know exactly what the Cornhuskers bring to the table.“They’re a tough, gritty team,” Ryan said. “I think every one of their guys is ranked in the top 15 or so.”All of the probable starters for Nebraska are, in fact, ranked in the top 25 in the InterMat polls.The Cornhuskers unit will be a test for the OSU team, but Ryan said he is confident in his wrestlers.“They’ve got a really tough dual-meet team, and it’s going to be one heck of a match,” Ryan said.A healthy lineupIn the 2014-15 season, the OSU wrestling team sustained a few setbacks in terms of injuries to key members of the team.“Last year we struggled to put a healthy team on the mat all year,” Ryan said.This year, the team seems to be in peak shape, and ready for a run at repeating as NCAA champions.One of the most notable injuries from last season was sustained by Stieber.At the start of the year, Stieber was one of the top-ranked wrestlers in the 149-pound weight class before a knee injury limited him to participating in just 10 matches.Now, the redshirt senior has had time to heal, and is ready for the season ahead.“I haven’t wrestled healthy in, like, two years,” Stieber said.Although there are still small hiccups here and there, Stieber returned to the starting lineup last week.He will likely draw a tough opponent in Sueflohn on Sunday.Looking aheadAfter Sunday’s showdown with the Cornhuskers, OSU is scheduled to continue its Big Ten portion of the season, squaring off against Michigan State on Jan. 24.The two teams met in the Michigan State Open earlier this season, where both teams performed well.The match is set to take place at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cleveland at 2 p.m. read more

Hudson Street Hooligans take over Crew stadium

A small group of beer-drinking, soccer-loving friends have managed to use their love for a sport to create a growing, nationally known fanbase in just five years. The Hudson Street Hooligans have grown into one of the best-known supporter groups in the country, using their love of soccer to create their own traditions with the hopes of making the Crew a household name in Columbus.The Hooligans began in 2006. Their goal was to create a passionate fanbase for the Crew. They have done just that.For every home game, you will usually see the northeast part of the stadium filled with the Crew’s loudest and most loyal fans. It is the Nordecke section, which opened in 2008. It features the Crew’s supporter groups. The Nordecke section has about 3,000 fans, which include the Hudson Street Hooligans, the Crew Union (which is the older crowd) and La Turbina Amarilla, the Latino fanbase.The passion of the Crew’s supporter groups has been rewarded. Memberships for each, especially the Hooligans, are constantly growing, and they have become known throughout the nation.The Hooligans are more than just about supporting the Crew. They also do events that support their local community and beyond.Denis de Verteuil has used his position as a Hooligan to contribute to society.On May 29, 2010, before Columbus played the Los Angeles Galaxy, Verteuil held a fundraiser at Ruby Tuesdays to raise money to help him bike ride across America in the summer.With Bike & Build, Verteuil will lead 30 cyclists for 40,000 miles to raise money and awareness for affordable housing. One day each week they will help build at a Habitat for Humanity site, according to the Help Denis de Verteuil Bicycle Across America! Facebook page. The Hooligans are always looking for new members to recruit.“You basically have to show a little bit of enthusiasm for the Crew,” Blake Compton said. “And if you like drinking beer that’s a major plus.” Joining is simple. Anyone can either go to the online store at hudsonstreethooligans.com, go to the Hooligan Club House on the corner of Hudson and Summit or to Ruby Tuesdays during game days.It costs $20 to join and members get discounts on tickets, drinks at Ruby Tuesdays and a buy-one-get-one-free coupon at Chipotle on game days. Memberships last for a year.A typical game day for a Hooligan begins at Ruby Tuesdays, a bar on the corner of 19th and Summit. They begin drinking a couple hours before the game. An hour or so before kickoff, they begin their march toward the stadium, heading up Summit then right on Hudson over the train tracks, with Crew and checkered black-and-yellow flags waving.While at the game, the Hooligans, along with the rest of the supporter groups, make their presence felt with their cheering, chants and singing.The Hooligan Club House is another aspect of the club members will get to enjoy. It offers another place for fans and members to get together to watch soccer.“It’s welcomed to any Hooligan members. We offer a social membership to watch soccer,” Jon Winland, vice president of the Hooligans, said. “Our goal is to try to create a fanbase here in Columbus for the sport. Obviously it’s not a big thing here in America, but we’d like to make it one.” read more

Quick Hits Former Ohio State football coach embarrassed by NCAA violations

The wide-ranging topics that were discussed at first-year OSU head coach Luke Fickell’s Tuesday press conference included a season-ending injury for one defensive player, the role of a previously suspended player in Saturday’s game at Illinois and the battle among quarterbacks for the backup job. After the press conference, a former Buckeyes coach spoke to The Lantern about the NCAA violations committed by OSU players. “Coop” isn’t content Former OSU head coach John Cooper, who led the Buckeyes to a 100-34-4 record from 1988-1999, sat among members of the media during Fickell’s remarks. Afterward, Cooper had some pointed remarks about the state of OSU football, saying he was troubled by the program’s recent run-ins with the NCAA. “It’s unfortunate,” Cooper said. “That doesn’t have to happen. It shouldn’t happen at Ohio State. This is too good of a school. It is too good of a program to have that happen to us. “It’s embarrassing, to be honest with you.” Injury update Senior defensive lineman Nate Williams, who has missed the Buckeyes’ last five games after sustaining an injury to his left knee on Sept. 3 against Akron, is likely done for the season. “Nate probably won’t be with us for the rest of the year,” Fickell said. “I think he’ll probably have another surgery. It’s a part of the game.” Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller is listed as the No. 1 quarterback on the latest OSU depth chart. Fickell said the most important thing is how Miller practices this week. “I think (Miller) is going to be OK,” Fickell said. “We’ll see how he feels when he runs around today.” Captaincy carousel slowing down Senior center Mike Brewster will make his fourth appearance as an OSU game captain at Illinois this Saturday. Senior linebacker Andrew Sweat will make his third appearance as a game captain as well. Junior tight end Jake Stoneburner, who caught his fifth touchdown pass of the year last Saturday at Nebraska, is first-time captain and will join Brewster and Sweat at midfield Saturday for the pregame coin toss at the Fighting Illini’s Memorial Stadium. “Boom” is back“ After being suspended for the first six games of the 2011 season due to two separate NCAA violations, Dan “Boom” Herron will dress and play for Buckeyes at Illinois this weekend. “Dan will get some touches,” Fickell said. “You might see Dan initially on special teams. Dan is a big part of who we are.” Quarterback shuffle The battle among Ohio State’s quarterbacks is still on, but now they’re competing to be the No. 2 option behind freshman Braxton Miller. Fickell said that sophomore quarterback Ken Guiton will get more reps in practice and have a shot at being the backup. “Kenny will get some more reps (this week),” Fickell said. “He showed the team and everyone how much it means to him. He’ll get more and more opportunities in the weeks to come.” read more

Womens Hockey No 7 Ohio State to face No 2 Minnesota at

The Ohio State women’s hockey team lines up prior to the start of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Will Sharp | For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s hockey team is struggling through a season-long three-game losing streak. But its competition won’t get any easier, for it is tasked with taking on Minnesota this weekend.No. 7 Ohio State (15-9, 9-7 WCHA) will face No. 2 Minnesota (22-3-1, 12-3-1 WCHA) on Friday and Saturday for the teams’ second series of the season.The Buckeyes were swept 5-2 and 6-3 last weekend at Minnesota Duluth in losses to an unranked opponent that they had dismantled twice earlier in the season.Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall said the Buckeyes’ frequent stints in the penalty box and lapses in defensive fundamentals have been instrumental in allowing opposing teams to gain advantages.“We, right now, are the No. 1 team in the WCHA with penalties per game,” Muzerall said. “We have to make sure we’re doing the smart things defensively. The little things we tend to forget. We can’t be giving up 16 goals like we did the last three games.”Minnesota has been no stranger to offensive opportunity this season. It has scored 111 goals, 286 points and hold a scoring margin of 2.62, all of which are the top national marks.The Gophers did not lose a game in November or December, but broke its 14-game winning streak on Jan. 18 with a 2-1 loss to No. 1 Wisconsin.Ohio State freshman goalie Andrea Braendli is familiar with Minnesota’s prolific offensive output. She made 84 saves against the Gophers in their Oct. 19–20 series that helped reward the Buckeyes with a split series on the road and earned her WCHA Goaltender of the Week honors.The high volume of goals allowed during Ohio State’s current losing skid has raised questions about who will start in goal moving forward.Sophomore goalie Lynsey Wallace replaced Braendli and notched her first career start on Saturday after Braendli allowed four first-period goals in Friday’s loss. Braendli had started the previous 20 games for the Buckeyes.This week’s starter will have to earn her spot during the week of preparation in order to take the ice against the Gophers, Muzerall said.“We’re evaluating them every day in practice,” Muzerall said. “Every Monday is a reset. At the start of the week, you have to fight for your position.” Muzerall said whoever is in goal for Ohio State will have the challenge of facing Minnesota sophomore forward Grace Zumwinkle, the Gophers’ leading scorer, who is tied at No. 5 in the nation with 18 goals.“That kid can shoot the puck about 75-80 mph,” Muzerall said. “If you don’t want to take one of those off the ankle, you better gap up and you better play smart defensively.”Muzerall said Minnesota’s weakness is in its back end and goaltending, and Ohio State hopes to generate more offense against the team that outshot the Buckeyes 89-45 in their previous series.Ohio State freshman forward Gabby Rosenthal, who scored her first career goal Friday at Minnesota Duluth, said she hopes to continue providing an offensive spark for the Buckeyes.“I’m focusing on getting shots on net and crashing to the net and getting those rebounds,” Rosenthal said. “It’s really important to beat girls, pick up sticks, get shots on net and bury.”The Buckeyes are 10-2 in Columbus this season, and Ohio State senior forward Erin Langermeier said a return to home ice is just what the Buckeyes need for a turnaround performance.“We have our home crowd, our family, all that,” Langermeier said. “Going into this weekend, I’m very confident our energy level will be there, and we’re just going to be so pumped to play the No. 2 team.”Game 1 of Ohio State’s home series begins with a 6:07 p.m. puck drop on Friday, and the WCHA rivals will face off again at 3:07 p.m. Saturday. read more

Hamsik pays tribute to the departing Reina

first_imgNapoli captain Marek Hamsik has paid tribute to the departing Pep Reina with the Spaniard set to play in his final game for the club against Torino on SundayThe goalkeeper held a dinner to bid farewell to his teammates at Napoli with Reina set to join Serie A rivals AC Milan at the end of the season as a free agent.Sunday’s game against Torino will be Reina’s final appearance at their San Paolo Stadium with Luigi Sepe set to deputise for the Spaniard in their remaining two games with Napoli currently trying overhaul their four-point gap to league leaders Juventus as they attempt to win their first Serie A title since 1990.“Pepe you were a great teammate. One of the best with whom I had the pleasure to play. A real man and a true leader. You will be missed a lot, for your way of living the locker room and at matches, you are always ready for any joke. I make a big wolf mouth for your new adventure. Thank you for all these years with you and with this shirt. Your companions and this city will not forget you. GREAT PEPE TVB A STRONG EMBRACE ??? P.S There are still 3 games left to us we still believe it until mathematics will not allow it. We will give it our all as always ?? Dreaming is not forbidden” Hamsik wrote on Instagram. Rumour: PSG ready Donnarumma bid George Patchias – August 21, 2019 PSG are ready to make a bid for goalkeeper Gianluigi  Donnarumma.According to Italian football new outlet Calciomercato.com, PSG is about to make an offer…The veteran goalkeeper joined Napoli on a loan spell from Liverpool in 2013 and won the Coppa Italia that season, before rejoining the Light Blues on a permanent deal in the summer of 2015 from Bayern Munich.Since then, Reina has made 153 appearances in goal for Napoli and has played an integral role in their title battle with Juventus this season.last_img read more

Messi will not be joining Ronaldo in Italy says Inter vicepresident

first_imgLionel Messi will not be joining his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A for the foreseeable future, says Inter Milan vice-president Javier ZanettiThe Barcelona superstar has been linked with a sensational move to Inter for next summer following comments made the club’s principal shirt sponsor Pirelli.The Italian tyre supplier’s CEO, Marco Tronchetti Provera, recently revealed his hope that the club’s owners Suing will make their move soon.“I hope that Suning, once Financial Fair Play will allow it, can make a huge signing. Messi? How can you say no to Messi?” he said earlier this week.But Zanetti has now quashed all rumours linking Inter with a potential move for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.“It’s crazy,” said the Argentine, according to ESPN.“It’s devoid of any truth that we’re going to ask for Messi.”? | Go back over #SUFCInter with our photo gallery? https://t.co/AYLsh9OQlB#InterOnTour #InterPreSeason #ForzaInter ⚫️? pic.twitter.com/fxVa5WiSSr— Inter (@Inter_en) July 24, 2018Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Inter already have two very capable strikers in Lautaro Martinez and captain Mauro Icardi, although the latter has been linked with a move away from the San Siro this summer.But Zanetti instead intends to offer Icardi a new contract within the next few weeks.“Icardi’s staying, and as soon as the transfer window closes, we’re going to sit down with him to discuss a renewal,” Zanetti said.“He’s a real captain. He started preseason training a day early and has been there to welcome all of the new arrivals. He’s the first to introduce them to what Inter is all about. He’s a great, great professional. He’s been Inter’s captain for two years and he behaves like a captain. He’s not going to Real Madrid.”The arrival of Argentine attacker Martinez from Racing Avellaneda this summer is something that has greatly pleased Zanetti.Inter’s new no.10 had been linked with both Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.“As soon as we realised he had not definitely signed for Atletico, we took this opportunity immediately,” Zanetti said.“Lautaro is definitely a player who can do well in Europe.”last_img read more

Emery Theres no secret to Arsenals 22match unbeaten run

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery insists he has no secret approach to their recent success and only takes things one game at a timeSince replacing Arsene Wenger in the dugout in the summer, Emery has made an instant impact at the Emirates Stadium.Despite losing his first two games in charge, the Spaniard has since led Arsenal to a 22-match unbeaten run with the Gunners firmly in the battle for a top-four spot in the Premier League.They also emerged as Group E winners in the Europa League following their 1-0 win against Qarabag FK on Thursday night.But Emery is adamant that there is no secret formula to their new found success.“There is no secret in our way,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“We think only about the next match and prepare with our focus being very clear that we can progress and we can improve in the next matches.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“This development with us is clear with the players. We don’t want to think about the past, the most important thing is the present and the near future.”The Spaniard is wary of going up against Southampton on Sunday in the Premier League with their new coach Ralph Hasenhuttl.“Southampton have some very good players and a new coach who has good experience and good performances in Germany,” said Emery.“On Sunday I think they are going to push against us a lot. We need to prepare very well for the match with a very big personality because we want to be consistent.“Every challenge is to continue doing that and Sunday is a big challenge and a big match, and also we are looking forward to continuing our improvement and good moment knowing that it’s difficult.”French defender and captain Laurent Koscielny is a doubt for this weekend, despite returning to action on Thursday.The Southampton-Arsenal game will begin at 14:30 (CET) on Sunday at St Mary’s.last_img read more

San Diego joins lawsuit to clean up Tijuana River Valley

first_imgSan Diego joins lawsuit to clean up Tijuana River Valley FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 3:59 PM “San Diego’s natural environment is what makes our region so special and we’re going to keep fighting to preserve it,” Mayor Faulconer said. “We’ve made this a priority in meetings with federal agencies in both the U.S. and Mexico, and now we must force the government’s hand to ensure it takes action. This gives us a new tool in the battle against sewage and trash that flows across the border and into our waterways. I thank the City Council, Councilmember Moreno and City Attorney Elliott for their work on this issue.” Posted: January 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom In December, Councilmember Moreno issued a memo requesting for Council to hear the options for joining a lawsuit on the Tijuana River Valley. Her memo was in response to the most recent sewage spill that began last month and continues to release millions of gallons of sewage daily, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council has voted in closed session to join a lawsuit brought against the International Boundary and Water Commission by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.The suit alleges the commission has violated the Clean Water Act by allowing the continuous flow of sewage, chemical waste and plastic pollution into the Tijuana River. A press release from Mayor Faulconer announcing the lawsuit is pasted below:San Diego Joins Lawsuit to Clean Up Tijuana River ValleyLEGAL MOVE AIMS TO PROMPT FEDERAL ACTION ON LONGSTANDING SEWAGE, SEDIMENT AND TRASH ISSUES IN SOUTH BAYSan Diego – Following calls for legal action from Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmember Vivian Moreno, the City Council voted unanimously in closed session Tuesday in favor of joining the State lawsuit against the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) over the contamination occurring in the Tijuana River Valley, Tijuana River Estuary and the Pacific Ocean. For years, the USIBWC has failed to properly manage and operate its wastewater treatment facilities. As a result, sewage, sediment and trash from the Tijuana River Valley have affected local beaches and coastal waters, prompting frustration and public health concerns. Categories: Health, Local San Diego News In October 2017, City Attorney Mara W. Elliott served notice of the City’s intention to sue. Following today’s decision, the City Attorney’s Office will now begin working with the State Attorney General and the Regional Water Quality Control Board to prepare for trial. The court has set the trial date for April 13, 2020. “One of the first actions I took as a Councilmember was to request that the City join the lawsuit,” Councilmember Moreno said. “The discharge of sewage has been a threat to the health and safety of our residents for far too long. We must hold our federal government accountable and also send a strong message that the South Bay will not be a dumping ground.” January 29, 2019 The lawsuit against the USIBWC was filed in September 2018 on behalf of the people of the State of California, by and through the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. The State Lands Commission intervened in December 2018 and is now also party to the lawsuit.“The pollution in the Tijuana River Valley is a disgrace, and I’m proud of this Mayor and City Council for fighting back against the federal government’s persistent disregard for our community’s health,” City Attorney Elliott said. “Joining the Regional Water Quality Control Board lawsuit represents San Diego’s best chance at a comprehensive solution to this troubling problem.”last_img read more

Alaska House Backtracks On Full Dividend Vote

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House’s populist vote to pay Alaskans the full amount for their oil-wealth fund checks has been undone. Lawmakers rescinded the vote Friday after debate over Alaska Permanent Fund dividends derailed efforts to pass a state operating budget. Monday’s vote for a fully funded dividend, held during a drawn-out budget debate, split the House majority and spurred minority Republicans to seek bigger budget cuts to win over their members. The size of the oil check was cut roughly in half the last two years amid gridlock over Alaska’s budget deficit.center_img A handful of majority members who supported a full dividend Monday backed undoing that vote Friday. Rather than a full payout, estimated at about $2,650, lawmakers voted for a $1,600 dividend this year.last_img read more