NBSA Directs ‘Times Now’ To Air Public Apology For Objectionable Remarks Against Activist Sanjukta Basu [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesNBSA Directs ‘Times Now’ To Air Public Apology For Objectionable Remarks Against Activist Sanjukta Basu [Read Order] Mehal Jain24 Oct 2020 11:26 PMShare This – xThe News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on Saturday directed Times Now TV channel to air a public apology to author and activist Sanjukta Basu for passing objectionable remarks against her during a TV debate in 2018.The Regulator was delivering its decision on a complaint dated 25.3.2019 received from Ms. Basu against Times Now channel regarding programmes titled “India Upfront” at 8…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on Saturday directed Times Now TV channel to air a public apology to author and activist Sanjukta Basu for passing objectionable remarks against her during a TV debate in 2018.The Regulator was delivering its decision on a complaint dated 25.3.2019 received from Ms. Basu against Times Now channel regarding programmes titled “India Upfront” at 8 pm and “News Hour Debate” at 9 pm on 6.4.2018. Not being satisfied with the reply dated 16. 5.2018 received from the broadcaster to her Legal Notice, the complainant had escalated the complaint to the NBSA, which is the second level of complaint redressal.BREAKING : NBSA acts against TIMES NOW News Broadcasting Standards Authority directs ‘Times Now’ @TimesNow to air a public apology on October 27 for passing objectionable remarks against activist Sanjukta Basu @sanjukta in a channel debate in 2018. pic.twitter.com/m7xobhCla0— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 25, 2020 Screengrabs of the objectionable show The complainant vide email dated 25.3.2019, stated that she wishes to register a grievance against Times Now for running a defamatory program against her on 6th April 2018, violating the Guidelines on Broadcast of Potentially Defamatory Content, basic Guidelines No.5, No.8 and others. She also forwarded the two links of the two hour programmes run by Times Now in which she was addressed derogatory remarks such as “Hindu hater,””vile troll”, and it was further insinuated that she was recruited by a certain politician to make politically motivated tweets giving the impression that she was taking money or some other benefits .The complainant had stated that she explained to the broadcaster that it was incorrect in attacking her name, reputation and integrity for the TRP’s of its political program, and requested for an apology, which was not complied to by the broadcaster. In reply, again she was again called a “vile troll”. She also stated that the channel did not contact her to obtain her version before running the programs which is a violation of Guideline No. 8 of Guidelines on Broadcast of Potentially Defamatory Content, and the broadcaster didn’t verify all facts which is in violation of Guideline NO.5.NBSA at its meeting held on 28.3.2019, considered the complaint, response from the broadcaster and also viewed the broadcast. NBSA noted that the photograph of the complainant was shown and the anchor described her as “Hindu hater” and “vile troll” and observed that the complainant was part of Rahul’s “troll army”. NBSA was of the prima facie view that there was absence of neutrality as the complainant was not given an opportunity to rebut or give her version in the said programs, which would amount to a breach of the Specific Guidelines Covering Reportage relating to Accuracy, Impartiality, Objectivity and Neutrality & Fairness. 2.1 which states that (‘For balanced reportage, broadcasters should remain neutral and ensure that diverse views are covered in their reporting, especially on a controversial subject, without giving undue prominence to any particular view” and Guidelines on Broadcast of Potentially Defamatory Content, basic Guidelines No.5, No.8 and 9).NBSA therefore, decided to call both parties for a hearing on 1.5.2019. NBSA also decided to convey to the broadcaster that in case it desired to submit any further documents in its defence, it may do so within seven days of receipt of the communication calling both parties for a hearing. However, in view of the difficulty expressed by the broadcaster to attend the hearing on 1.5.2019, which reason was accepted by NBSA, the hearing was postponed to the next meeting of the NBSA on 23.9.2019.Considering the oral as well as written submissions of both the sides, the Authority said that there were allegations and counter allegations of varied nature: “Whereas the complainant alleges that the programmes in question were derisive, defamatory, judgemental and derogatory in nature and had undermined her reputation in the society, broadcaster has denied the same”.”The broadcaster has also given its own version of the said programme and highlighting the purpose and focus thereof, with specific remarks that the complainants was neither the focal point nor the target of these programmes. The broadcaster has also taken a plea that the complainant has herself accepted that she is a public figure and and in that situation, it is open to any person, including the broadcaster to form a bona fide view about her activities/ opinions and inform the public about the same”, noted the former Supreme Court judge, Justice A. K. Sikri, Chairperson, NBSA.The Authority observed that it is channel’s argument that this is permissible in view of the law laid down by the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court inasmuch as form criticism of a public person is permissible so long as it is not out of malice.”It may be clarified at the outset that NBSA is not supposed to go into the realm of the aforesaid legal issues brought about by either the complainant or the broadcaster. The entire matter is to be examined in the context of Guideline No.5 and 8 and so to see whether these Guidelines have been violated in the broadcast of the aforesaid programmes inasmuch as the news broadcasters are discharging a public duty which comes with enormous responsibility”, reflected the Authority.Therefore, it expressed the view that while performing this public duty for balanced reporting, the principles of fairness, impartiality, objectivity and neutrality are to be followed by the broadcaster/s . Further to safeguard the reputation of the person who is being reported upon, the broadcaster should take the version of the complainant. NBSA was therefore of the view that the broadcaster had violated the principles of self-regulation relating to impartiality and objectivity, ensuring neutrality and fairness in reporting.”NBSA decided to issue a warning to the broadcaster and also decided that the broadcaster be directed to air an apology as per the text to be furnished by the NBSA on the date and time indicated by NBSA”, it has been directed.Accordingly, the broadcaster is required to on 27.10.2020 at 9 pm air the following text (static) on full screen in large font size with a clearly audible voice-over (in slow speed) express an unconditional apology on their channel Times Now by stating the following:”We regret that in the programmes aired on 6.4.2018 – ‘India Upfront’@ 8 pm and ‘The Newshour Debate’@ 9 pm on Times Now channel, we had not taken the version of the complainant Ms. Sanjukta Basu, thereby violating the principles relating to impartiality and objectivity and ensuring neutrality and fairness in reporting. We clarify that there was no intention to bring disrepute to Ms. Sanjukta Basu.”The NBSA has further decided that the video of the said broadcast, if still available on the website of the channel, or YouTube, or any other links, should be removed immediately and confirmed to NBSA in writing within 7 days. The broadcaster shall submit a CD containing the telecast with particulars of the date and time of the telecast, within one week of telecast, as proof of compliance.After such CD is submitted by the broadcaster, the matter will be closed. “It is clarified that any statement by both the parties in the proceedings before NBSA while responding to the complaint and putting forth their view points, and any finding or observation by NBSA in regard to the broadcasts, in its proceedings or in this Order, are only in the context of an examination as to whether there are any violations of any broadcasting standards and guidelines. They are not intended to be ‘admissions’ by the broadcaster, nor intended to be ‘findings’ by NBSA in regard to any civil/ criminal liability”, added the Authority.In her press release on Saturday, Ms. Basu called the NBSA decision “a dramatic development”, commenting that “in less than twenty-four hours after she moved the Supreme Court with an Intervention Application against the NBSA” to raise pertinent questions related to the non-functioning of the body, “even before the matter could be listed or hearing could commence”, the NBSA has “hurriedly released the long delayed judgment” on her complaint against the channel, “deciding in (her) favour”.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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3 takeaways from Syracuse men’s lacrosse scrimmages against Hofstra, Le Moyne

first_imgSyracuse held its first scrimmages of the 2017 season on Sunday afternoon in the Ensley Athletic Center. The Orange took a 7-6 victory over Hofstra in the opening game and beat Le Moyne 8-3 in the only half of play open to media members.With the departure of SU’s points leader Dylan Donahue, the Orange is still looking for its “quarterback.” Head coach John Desko thinks Jordan Evans could be the team’s new leader on attack.Here are three takeaways from Syracuse’s opening games in 2017.With Thorpe out, Voigt steps into man-up role alongside startersWith redshirt sophomore attack Gale Thorpe out for the season, a hole has opened in Syracuse’s offense for a man-up specialist. That role apparently will be filled by sophomore attack Brad Voigt, who took most of the reps on Sunday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textVoigt said he will replace starting attack Nate Solomon after flags to play with senior Jordan Evans and junior transfer Brendan Bomberry, as well as the starting midfield of Nick Mariano, Sergio Salcido and Matt Lane.“(Voigt) is understanding the offense more and more as he gets more playing time so it was good to see him produce,” Desko said. “He shoots well. That was probably his best attribute, being able to finish the ball.”Voigt scored four goals on Sunday, two each against Hofstra and Le Moyne. His final goal of the afternoon came on the man-up.“You’re only out there for 30 seconds to a minute at a time,” Voigt said. “It’s really valuable time. … As a guy who doesn’t start or anything, you hop in there and you don’t want to force it or do too much.”Sophomore defender Nick Mellen probable for home opener Feb. 11Mellen has not practiced since the fall, but Desko said he could soon return. As soon as this week the sophomore defenseman will start running. While it won’t involve contact, Mellen will start with stick drills before doctors take a look and re-evaluate him at the end of the week.“We hope so,” Desko said when asked if Mellen will be ready for the opener.Mellen is the only returning starter on defense for SU and will be vital down the stretch of the season. The then-freshman started in 16 of 17 games and picked up 38 ground balls in 2016. He also forced 14 turnovers, second most on the team.“He’s hungry to get out there,” redshirt junior Matt Lane said. “I’ve seen him working out a bunch, playing wall ball. I think he’s pretty close to go.”Syracuse’s up-beat offense flowed against quality goaltenders, even though the scoreboard didn’t indicate itEarly in SU’s 7-6 win over Hofstra, Pride junior goalie Jack Concannon made a handful of point-blank saves. He racked up 14 saves to keep his team in the game despite SU’s diversified attack and a strong start from Lane, who scored two of Syracuse’s first three goals. Lane’s first goal came on the run off a dodge, kickstarting the SU offense in its first game against an opponent since last year’s NCAA tournament loss to Maryland.“He shoots the ball really, really hard,” Desko said. “So to see him stick and place it well against that hot goaltender is good.”Nine Syracuse players combined for 15 goals. The attack surrounding senior attackman Jordan Evans, who tallied three assists, included Voigt (four goals), Solomon and Tyler Ford (two each) and one goal each from Sergio Salcido, Nick Mariano, Stephen Rehfuss, Ryan Simmons and Brad McKinney. Ford scored the game-winner in the first game.Though SU narrowly beat Division-II Le Moyne in the second contest, the Orange’s offense flowed, especially since SU has held practices for only three weeks. Desko said his attackmen looked comfortable and should clean up its open-shot misses from close range.“Unfortunately we didn’t get as many goals as we wanted to on the scoreboard,” Desko said. “But like I said, I think we’re going to look back when we watch (film) and think we played pretty well considering it’s our first contest against another team.”Syracuse’s final tune-up scrimmage is against Harvard on Saturday morning. Comments Published on January 29, 2017 at 9:56 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Hearts confirm Vanli Can as technical advisor to Eddie Ansah

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak have appointed Can Vanli as the new technical advisor.The Turkish coach (name pronounced Van-li Chan) joins the team for the remaining five matches of the campaign as the Phobians desperately fight to avoid relegation.His appointment was made in a bid to strengthen the technical bench of after the dismissal of head coach Herbert Addo and his assistant Dauda Lutterodt. Speaking to Asempa FM  on Wednesday morning, board member Frank Nelson confirmed the news. “We can confirm Can Vannli is on the technical bench to offer assistance. He is here to offer assistance and advice to the technical team on the last five matches.”Eddie Ansah keeps his role as caretaker while a decision on Vanli’s full time appointment will be decided at the end of the season.The Turkish manager’s first job as advisor will be the midweek fixture against Liberty Professionals at the Carl Reindorf Park. Who is Vanli?Can Vanli is a UEFA Pro-License, UEFA A License and a Turkish Prof Head Coach License holder.He was a member of the Turkish national team technical staff between 2002 and 2004. The Turkish team won bronze at the FIFA World Cup in 2002. Vanli moved to club coaching between 2005 and 2006 where he was assistant coach of Turksih league B side Eyupspor and league A side Karşıyaka Ä°zmir. In 2010, Can Vanlli moved to the Maldives where he was coach of Premier side VB Sports Club. In his first season, he won the league with the Maldives side going unbeaten throughout the season.He also won the President’s Cup and the Charity Shield in 2010. His first year was completed when he was awarded the Coach of the Year accolade in the Maldives.In 2011, Can won the FA Cup as well as the Premier League and Charity Shield for the second successive year and winning the Maldives Coach of the year yet again.In 2013, Can moved to Lebanon where he took charge of AL Ahed. Can continued his fine trophy run when he won the Elites cup with the Lebanese side. In 2010, the Ghana FA shortlisted him for the Black Stars job in 2010 after the departure of Serbian Milovan Rajevac but Joy Sports sources say he was booted out of contention when it was noticed that his CV had been heavily embellished. –More buildup:CLICK TO READ: Preview of FCPPL matchday 26 – will Hearts succeed?CLICK TO READ: Hearts, Kotoko players are a disgraceCLICK TO READ: How Hearts will survive relegation CLICK TO READ: Dark history looms over Hearts scapegoat Eddie AnsahCLICK TO READ: Analysis – Ansah praises team, confident of survivalCLICK TO READ: How Duncan outsmarted Hearts–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum and Gary @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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Five new caps in Boys Home Internationals squad

first_img Patrick Kelly and Bobby Keeble, who were involved in a four hole playoff for the Carris Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports last week, have both been selected in the England team that will defend the Boys Home Internationals at County Louth Golf Club in Ireland on 7th – 9th August. Keeble (Abridge, Essex), who finished runner-up, is one of five new caps in the 11-strong team, the others being Robert Burlison (Oxley Park, Staffordshire), Daniel Brown (Bedale, Yorkshire), Joe Dean (Lindrick, Yorkshire), and Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI). The rest of the team is: Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Kelly (Boston West, Lincolnshire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent), Toby Tree (Worthing, Sussex) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire). Overall there are four members from Yorkshire, including two of the team, Brown and Dean, that has qualified for the Boys County Finals. Keeble, 16, finished tied sixth in the south East Boys qualifying and is the newly crowned Essex champion, while Burlison, 17, the Staffordshire Youths champion, is a former under 16 cap who finished runner-up in the South of England Boys last year. Brown, 17, finished joint seventh last week in the under 18 championship for the Carris Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports, while Dean, 18, won the Poncat Dutch Junior Open recently and has finished runner-up in the Fairhaven Trophy and the Northern Boys qualifying. Singh Brar, 15, was a joint winner of the Junior Champion of County Champions tournament last year and finished sixth in the McEvoy Trophy and in the English under 16 championship for the McGregor Trophy. Fitzpatrick, 17, was another joint winner of last year’s Junior Champion of County Champions tournament when he finished second on the EGU boys Order of Merit. This year he has won the Selborne Salver, second in the Berkshire Trophy and Hampshire Salver and equal third in last week’s Carris Trophy. Kelly, the new under 18 champion, became a boy cap in last year’s Boys Home Internationals and played in the recent European Boys Team Championships, having been an under 16 international. He finished runner-up in the British Boys last year but won the Fairhaven Trophy in April. Marsh, 17, earned his first boy cap in the recent European Boys Team Championships in Sweden and has finished joint runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy and joint third in the Fairhaven Trophy this year. Orrin, 18, another former under 16 cap, has been a boy international for two years. The newly-crowned Kent champion is enjoying a successful season with second places in the Darwin Salver, McEvoy Trophy and Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and third in last week’s Carris Trophy. Tree, 18, made his full England debut against France in May but earned his first boys cap in the Boys Home Internationals two years ago. Won the Gauteng North Open in South Africa early in the year, was a quarter finalist in the recent Amateur Championship and finished fifth in the Carris Trophy. Turner, 16, is the Lincolnshire boys’ champion who stepped up from under 16 level to a boy cap in the recent European Boys Team Championships. Finished third in this year’s Fairhaven Trophy and fourth in the McGregor Trophy. Under its current format, England has a fine record in the Boys Home Internationals having finished champions 17 times, including last year in Wales. Image of Bobby Kebble © Tom Ward. 2 Aug 2012 Five new caps in Boys Home Internationals squad last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA’S 19-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO BE HIGHLIGHTED BY SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACES AS THE GREAT RACE PLACE OFFERS 12 OVERALL GRADED STAKES

first_img–30–Saturday, September 26FRONTRUNNER STAKES (G I)  $300,000   2 YO  1  1/16 MAWESOME AGAIN STAKES (G I)  $300,000   3 & UP  1  1/8 MCHANDELIER STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F, 2 YO   1  1/16 MUNZIP ME STAKES   $70,000+    F, 3 YO   abt 6 1/2 F (T)RODEO DRIVE STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F/M, 3 & UP  1 1/4 M (T)ZENYATTA STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F/M, 3 & UP  1 1/16 MSunday, September 27CITY OF HOPE MILE (G II)   $200,000   3 & UP  1 M (T)KING PELLINORE STAKES   $70,000+   3 & UP  1 1/4 M (T) Saturday, October 3SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP (G I)  $300,000  3 & UP  6 FEDDIE D STAKES  (G III)   $100,000   3 & UP  abt 6 1/2 F (T)SWINGTIME STAKES ®   $70,000+    F/M, 3 & UP  1 M (T)Sunday, October 4LA WOMAN STAKES (G III)   $100,000   F/M, 3 & UP  6 1/2 FCALIFORNIA DISTAFF   $100,000   F/M, 3 & UP (CA)  abt 6 1/2 F (T)Saturday, October 10ZUMA BEACH STAKES   $100,000   2 YO  1 M (T)SURFER GIRL STAKES   $100,000   F, 2 YO  1 M (T)Sunday, October 11ANOAKIA STAKES   $70,000+    F, 2 YO  6 FMonday, October 12CALIFORNIA FLAG STAKES   $100,000    3 & UP (CA)  abt 6 1/2 F (T)Saturday, October 17AUTUMN MISS STAKES (G III)   $100,000    F, 3 YO 1 M (T)Sunday, October 18SPEAKEASY STAKES   $70,000+    2 YO  6 FSaturday, October 24TWILIGHT DERBY (G II)    $200,000   3 YO  1 1/8 M (T)Sunday, October 25SEN. KEN MADDY STAKES (G lll)    $100,000    F/M, 3 & UP   abt. 6 1/2 (T) BC PREPS SET FOR FIRST THREE WEEKENDS OF MEET AS TRACK TO OFFER 21 OVERALL STAKES DURING MEET WHICH RUNS FROM SEPT. 26 THROUGH OCT. 25See the Autumn Stakes Schedule here. ARCADIA, Calif. (July 22, 2015)–Santa Anita Park’s 2015 Autumn Meet, which will consist of 19 racing days beginning Saturday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 25, will be highlighted by six Grade I Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, which are part of 21 overall added money events–12 of which are graded.With this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships scheduled to be run at Keeneland on Oct. 30 & 31, Santa Anita will offer five Grade I Breeders’ Cup preps on opening day, Sept. 26; the FrontRunner Stakes, for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the Awesome Again Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, the Chandelier Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles, the Rodeo Drive Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf and the Zenyatta Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 1/16 miles.In addition to the afore mentioned Grade I offerings, Santa Anita will also offer five additional Breeders’ Cup prep stakes; the Grade II City of Hope Mile for three year olds and up on Sept. 27, the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes for three year olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course on Oct. 3, the Grade III LA Woman Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track, the Surfer Girl Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at one mile on turf and the Zuma Beach Stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf–both of which will be run on Oct. 10.Santa Anita will also offer the Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf Oct. 17, the Grade II Twilight Derby, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf Oct. 24, and the Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, for fillies and mares, three and up at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course on closing day, Oct. 25.Santa Anita, which hosted the Breeders’ Cup for an unprecedented three consecutive years, from 2012 through 2014, will again host the biggest two days in racing for the ninth time in the fall of 2016.Dating back to the inaugural Breeders’ Cup, which was held at Hollywood Park in 1984, Santa Anita-based horses have accounted for 56 overall Breeders’ Cup wins.Santa Anita’s complete 2015 Autumn Stakes Schedule is attached and can also be viewed at santaanita.com.See the Autumn Stakes Schedule here.last_img read more

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Kiwis gear up for their toughest challenge

first_imgAfter a disastrous One-day International series against Bangladesh, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori considers the series against Team India to be the toughest challenge for his team.New Zealand were mauled 0-4 by Bangladesh in a recent ODI series which attracted criticism from their coach Mark Greatbatch who claimed that some of the players in the team were not good enough to play international cricket.”India is number one for a reason. They will be looking for a comprehensive win. It is up to us to maintain our standards because that’s the only way we can compete with India,” Vettori said in Ahmedabad on Monday.He said the Bangladesh debacle was the lowest his team could ever go. “We have identified the problems and have improved on them.There is a World Cup in a few months’ time. We understand how we need to get back, but to understand the problem and solving it is a difficult thing.”We are trying to improve our rankings in the Test cricket and trying to improve as a team. We want to start off with a mindset of getting draws. I want to take it from there and go forward,” he said.Meanwhile, in a stand quite different to the one adopted by the Indian cricket board, Vettori and coach Mark Greatbatch have favoured the use of Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), saying it was good for the game.”I like the referral system. There are still a few hiccups with the technology, but I think it is good for the game if it is used consistently,” Vettori said.advertisementEchoing Vettori’s thoughts, Greatbatch said: “Though the referral system would require to be perfected, it is a positive thing for the game,” he said.The BCCI has consistently opposed the introduction of UDRS in bilateral series after the team got the rough end of the referrals in Sri Lanka in 2008.Indian Team arriveThe Indian cricket team arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday for their first match of the three-Test series against New Zealand, starting on Thursday at the Sardar Patel stadium, Motera.Cricket fans in the United States would now be able to watch India-New Zealand series ‘live’, following a deal between Nimbus Communications and US-based cable services provider Comcast Corporation.The launch of 24-hour Neo Cricket channel in the US will enable Comcast customers to watch all international and domestic cricket matches played in India live. The 2010-11 Ranji Trophy will also be available on the channel.- With inputs from Agencieslast_img read more

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D’Angelo Russell explodes for 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic

first_img“If the media wasn’t in here, we’d be screaming and yelling, playing music and dancing,” said center Jarrett Allen after the Nets’ 16th win in 21 games. “That was so great. It’s not every day you see a team coming back from 21 points down. … When you start winning games like this, it definitely changes your personality.”Russell’s 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds left put the Nets up for the first time since they went ahead 2-0 in the game’s first minute. After missed free throws by both teams left Brooklyn with a two-point lead, Evan Fournier missed a shot in the lane that would have tied it for Orlando.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 starsThe Nets also rallied Wednesday night from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in a 145-142 overtime victory at Houston.“We’ve got a great group of guys with the same goals and that’s what we’re starting to notice,” said Russell, who shot 8 of 12 from 3-point range and did not attempt a free throw. “We’re all buying in and we’re all hanging on each other’s success. It’s a great feeling.” Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Nets: At home against Sacramento on Monday afternoon.Magic: At home against Milwaukee on Saturday night. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Nets made 19 of 46 3-point shots and are now in sixth place in the Eastern Conference after being 10 games under .500 in early December. At 24-23, New Jersey is above .500 after 47 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season.Aaron Gordon scored 23 points for Orlando, and Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and 17 rebounds. The Magic, who have lost six of eight, shot 50 percent but made only 10 3-pointers.Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half for Brooklyn.The Magic made 11 of their first 15 shots in the second quarter to take a 58-37 lead. Russell made five 3-pointers in a span of less than four minutes to shoot the Nets back in the game, and they held Orlando to one field goal over the final 4:50.“I thought Orlando dominated us for 95 percent of the game,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I thought in the fourth quarter we started to play some defense and D’Angelo was huge. We didn’t play a great game, but we pulled it out anyway.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, right, passes the ball as he Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately.D’Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Dinwiddie and Shabazz Napier sparked a second-half rally after the Nets had fallen behind 86-68 midway through the third quarter.Orlando led 100-89 after Gordon hit a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, but the Magic couldn’t hit shots at the end.“I thought our last four shots were good,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “If you’re going to win a game like this, you’re going to make a couple of them. And the ball didn’t go down.”GORDON SITS OUT FINAL 9:19Gordon went to the bench with a stiff back with 9:19 remaining and never returned. “I’m going to just rest as much as I can tonight and see how it feels tomorrow,” he said. “Hopefully I can go (against Milwaukee). We’ll see how it goes when I wake up, but right now it’s tough to move it.”It was Orlando’s first loss in eight games in which Gordon scored 22 points or more.TIP-INSNets: The Nets have won six straight close games (decided by three points or less). … Russell scored the Nets’ final 19 points of the first half. … Atkinson called a timeout 81 seconds into the game after two Orlando dunks.Magic: Rookie C Mo Bamba had nine points and four rebounds after missing four games with a sore left foot. … Vucevic’s 10th rebound gave him 5,000 for his career. … The Magic distributed 13 grants worth a total of $1.2 million to 16 organizations in a pregame ceremony.UP NEXTcenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Read Next ABL: Alab Pilipinas rebounds with Macau win, stays perfect at home LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Finals trip nothing new to Beermen, but Fajardo vows they will work just as hard to get title

first_imgView comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated San Miguel got back to the conference’s finals for the fifth straight time after taking down Phoenix 105-94 in Game 5 for the 4-1 series win, and this title round marks Fajardo’s eighth trip to the ultimate seven-game series.Fajardo said that playing in this upcoming finals series doesn’t differ from the other ones he’s played in but he knows taking another championship won’t come easy especially with the Beermen gunning for a fifth straight Philippine Cup title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“There really isn’t much difference from the other championship series, but as long as we’re in the finals there’s always a new challenge so I hope we get the title,” said Fajardo in Filipino Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome.“I know that it’s not easy winning a title but we’ll do everything we can to get it.” Fajardo, who posted 13 points and 16 rebounds in Game 5, is 6-1 in the finals with his only loss in a championship round happening in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup against Barangay Ginebra.That loss, however, may be put to the wayside if San Miguel beats whomever the winner in the semifinals series between Magnolia and Rain or Shine.The Beermen can become the only team in PBA history to win five straight titles in the PBA surpassing their own mark of four straight Philippine Cups and Alaska’s own run of a four-peat from 1994-1997 in the Governors’ Cup.“We’ve let go of that previous loss in the finals, so now we’re focused on the next one,” said Fajardo. “We want to win but I know the other team that will get to the championship round also wants to win the title. We’re going to prepare for it, we shouldn’t be contented.”Fajardo added that even though they’ve been to a finals series for five straight years now, he can’t say if San Miguel is used to being in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I really can’t say if we’re used to this but I can say we have the experience but that can’t be the basis that we’re ahead in the series,” said Fajardo. “We just have a little bit of experience.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—June Mar Fajardo has been to enough finals that reaching another championship round in the PBA Philippine Cup feel nothing new to him.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid No Gilas-Australia friendlies for World Cup prep due to schedule conflict LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

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Tottenham manager Pochettino says Spurs must play at par with ‘World Cup’ level stadium

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed his club are now “World Cup winners” in terms of facilities after opening their new state-of-the-art stadium by beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Wednesday.Second-half goals from Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen ensured Spurs snapped a five-game winless run in the Premier League and moved Pochettino’s side back up to third at the expense of north London rivals Arsenal.The Gunners have a game in hand over Tottenham, but victory also maintained a slender one-point lead over fifth-placed Chelsea and opened up a three-point advantage over Manchester United in the race for a top-four finish.”Thank you. Today will be remembered for all my life.”#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/NE1DZ857GhTottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019Pochettino underlined the need for what he believes is the “best stadium in the world” to have Champions League football next season before kick-off.And he called on his players to now perform to the level of their facilities on offer at both the club’s training ground and new home.”Now we are World Cup winners in facilities,” said Pochettino. “Now the stadium is here and we need to be on the same level.”Tottenham have yet to win a trophy in the five years since Pochettino took charge, but have consistently punched above their weight by qualifying for the Champions League despite a more limited budget than their top six rivals.That feeling when you write your name into Spurs folklore…#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/726JR1niAZadvertisementTottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019Next week, English champions Manchester City visit in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final and Pochettino wants his side to compete for major honours in the coming years.”We need to start to think about the new chapter, the new era, to ensure Tottenham is a real contender for the big things. With our training ground, this new stadium, you must think big.”We have to behave like a big club for sure. We need to be a realistic contender for big things.” A run of just one point from their previous five league games left Spurs in serious peril of missing out on the Champions League next season.Plenty of work is still to be done in their remaining six matches, but with four of them on home soil, Pochettino is confident they will secure a top-four finish for the fourth straight season.”I am so confident we are going to get top four,” he added. “I think this group of players and of course everyone (at the club) deserve to be in the Champions League next season.”A momentous day.#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/K2FwsBdq92Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019After 690 days since saying goodbye to the old White Hart Lane, Spurs returned home with plenty of pre-match pomp and ceremony with an operatic performance of “Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur” and fireworks before kick-off.Yet, at half-time, they were facing the prospect of dropping out of the top four for the first time since November with Chelsea beating Brighton at Stamford Bridge.And it was an on-loan Chelsea striker who nearly did his parent club a huge favour five minutes into the second-half when Palace’s Michy Batshuayi curled just beyond Hugo Lloris’s far post.Pochettino’s men were left lamenting their luck when Toby Alderweireld’s last minute own goal cost them a deserved point at Liverpool on Sunday, but they had fortune on their side moments later to the huge relief of most of the near 60,000 in attendance.Son’s shot was headed straight down Vicente Guaita’s throat until a big deflection off Luka Milivojevic left the Spaniard completely wrong-footed as the ball rolled into the bottom corner.Harry Kane could not cap a momentous night with a goal, but the England captain was involved Spurs second 10 minutes from time as he broke into the area before the ball fell kindly for Eriksen to force home from close range.Also Read | Premier League: Tottenham inaugurates new stadium with 2-0 win over Crystal Palace Also Read | Atletico Madrid defeat 2-0 with late goals from Godin and GriezmannAlso Read | AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women sail past Indonesia with 2-0 winAlso Watch | Australia should pick David Warner for the 2019 ICC World Cup: VVS Laxmanlast_img read more

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM NETFLIX INSIDE OUT IS OPENING MAJOR DOORS

first_img“When we heard the announcement last year about Netflix committing to $250 million dollars to film development in Canada, we really wanted to find a way to be a part of that,” Wilson says. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Inside Out — the largest LGBTQ film festival in Canada and third largest in the world — kicks off tonight with the immensely anticipated Elton John biopic Rocketman. And while the high-profile nature of that film (along with other titles at the festival, like an episode of Netflix’s Tales of the City reboot and Nisha Ganatra-Mindy Kaling collab Late Night) is certainly impressive, what’s intrigued me the most about Inside Out as of late is its aggressive new strategies to propel the future of LGBTQ storytelling in this country forward.Alongside a short film pitch competition, Inside Out now has the world’s only LGBTQ film financing forum, which brings together Canadian and international feature film projects with a bunch of industry folks who can help develop them. And earlier this month, Inside Out made headlines when they announced they are entering a four-year partnership with Netflix “in support of LGBTQ filmmakers in Canada.”It’s a development that Andria Wilson — entering her third year as the festival’s executive director — is clearly very thrilled about when we sit down a few days before Inside Out begins.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Rocketman is opening the festival this year. (Inside Out)last_img read more

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