About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd social media abuse unbelievable – Mataby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata has found the abuse he gets on social media as “unbelievable”.Mata and his under-fire team-mates have endured a stuttering start to the season that has seen the pressure pile on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Speaking to The Times, he said: “As players, we all have to take responsibility. We are United. There are many people outside waiting for United not to be good and enjoying it when we don’t do well.”We have two options: to stick together or let that criticism and that enjoyment from others at our results affect us in a way that we divide ourselves. One weekend you’re an idol, you score the winner, and three days later you miss a big chance and you’re a villain.“The repercussions of every single action in a game is unbelievable. It can be turned into a video seen by millions instantly on Twitter or Instagram , missing a penalty, making a mistake, and it’s seen as ‘a tragedy’ on many smartphones and in many minds.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A collision Thursday evening has the Alaska Highway down to single-lane alternating traffic between the Beatton Airport Road and Mile 80.The collision happened at around 8 p.m. Thursday and initial reports suggest no one was seriously injured. A truck is still blocking part of the highway. Drivebc.ca says the high could be open in both directions by 10 a.m. Friday.The collision is located between the Beatton Airport Road and Mile 80 frontage road, which is approximately 33 km south of Wonowon. Yellowhead Road and Bridge posted a warning Thursday night at area highways would be slippery after the area received a mix of snow and rain.For more updates on the Alaska Highway, visit www.drivebc.ca
Mumbai/ New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) Monday invited bids from strategic as well as financial bidders for stake sale in ailing Jet Airways. SBI, which is the lead lender of a consortium of domestic lenders that has extended loans to Jet Airways, is looking for “change in control and management” of the carrier, according to a public notice. SBI Capital Markets would be assisting and advising the lenders on the bid process. The bids have to be submitted by April 10. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe lenders’ consortium has taken control of the airline under a debt recast plan. Under the debt resolution plan approved by the Jet Airways’ board on March 25, lenders have taken a majority stake in the airline and are set to infuse Rs 1,500 crore. Besides, the carrier’s founder and promoter Naresh Goyal as well as his wife Anita Goyal quit the board. The shareholding of Goyals has come down to 25 per cent from 51 per cent earlier. As per the advertisement, the airline has availed various credit facilities aggregating over Rs 8,000 from a consortium of domestic lenders led by SBI. The company has subsequently come under stress and not been able to service its debt obligations in relation to the facilities. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostAcute financial crunch has forced the airline to ground aircraft, cancel flights and delay payment of salaries, including to pilots. The consortium has proposed to offer at least 3.54 crore shares of the airline comprising 31.2 per cent of equity share capital of the company and up to a maximum of 8.51 crore shares comprising 75 per cent on fully diluted basis subject to approval, it said. “Bidders shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the EOI. The lenders or authorised representative shall not, under any circumstances be responsible or liable for any such costs in this regard, whether direct, incidental or consequential,” it added. It further said that the bidders can be strategic investors (SIs) and/ or financial investors (FIs). “SIs may include body corporates having experience in similar sectors with domestic or global experience or both. FIs may include private equity funds, investment funds etc,” it said. SIs should have a minimum three years of experience in commercial aviation business. In the event the bidder is a consortium, it should consist of not more than three members with shareholding of an individual member not being less than 15 per cent and should also have a lead member. Last week, the lenders said they would pursue resolution plan for the carrier in a time-bound manner under the present legal and regulatory framework. “The lenders are cognisant that the outcome of efforts of the lenders will depend on the interest shown by the parties on sale of stake in the company,” the statement issued by lenders had said.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday said that they have arrested three persons who were involved in an extortion case in the West Delhi area.The law enforcement agency stated that one of the accused was the victim’s friend who in the greed of money passed information to other accused. Police identified the accused as Gurpal (29), Jaspreet (38), Banny Singh (24). Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that on April 21, the complaint alleged that he received a ransom call demanding rupees 20 lakhs. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe caller further threatened him that if the extortion money is not paid, his family will be eliminated. On the intervening night of April 20-21, someone fired two rounds outside the house of the complainant to pressurize him to pay the ransom money. DCP West said that on the basis of secret information and after the interrogation of about 60 suspects Gurpal, who had fired outside the house of the complainant was arrested. At his instance, co-accused Jaspreet who made the ransom call to the complainant and Banny Singh, who leaked the information of complainant to accused persons were also arrested. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarPolice said that the accused persons disclosed that the information was leaked to them by one Banny Singh, who was a close friend of the complainant. “Banny Singh informed them that complainant Navdeep Singh is earning a lot of money and upon easy pressure, he can pay them money, without informing the police,” DCP said. They hatched a conspiracy and arranged a mobile SIM of Odisha on forged ID and old second-hand mobile to make the ransom call. Jaspreet using a voice changing application made a ransom call to the complainant and demanded rupees 20 lakhs.
New Delhi: North East constituency is one of the seventh Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, dotted by JJ clusters, highest among the national capital. Sadly the constituency also stands in the last rank in terms of human development indicators in the city. Around 300 out of 800 slum clusters are located in the east and north east Delhi areas such as Seelampur, Gokulpur and Karawal Nagar among the most dense populated zones.However, the North East constituency also has urban pocket like Yamuna Vihar, Timarpur, Harsh Vihar and Dilshad Garden. The constituency wiil see a pitched battle between heavy weight politicians like Delhi Pradesh Congress Committe President Sheila Dikshit, Delhi’s BJP President and sitting MP Manoj Tiwari and Aam Aadmi Party’s National Spokesperson Dilip Pandey. N-E parliamentary seat, which is densely populated beacuse of porus border with Uttar Pradesh has around a total of 22.80 lakh voters, in which 12.47 lakhs are male and 10.32 lakhs female. Third gender voters are 99 in number and around 41,693 voters come from the age bar between 18 and 19 years. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesTraffic woes, sanitation and rising crime in the areas falling under North East Delhi has emerged as the crucial poll issues in the upcoming lok Sabha elections. As one travels through the district, different priorities emerge, with residents of slum clusters and unauthorised colonies stressing on the need to improve the basic amanities, while relatively leaders are addressing these issues since long. However, all the major political parties in fray are promising to address these issues by pledging to build elevated corridors, flyovers and improve the dilapidated conditions of roads. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarDr Sumit Goyal, hailing from West Jyoti Nagar, said that “Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the country is safe. You better tell, who is the successor after him. Whereas, Shahid Mirza, resident in Mustafabad, said that this time, we will vote only for the party which gives us concrete proof that they will do something for the sanitation problem and road connectivity. Few months earlier, the Delhi BJP chief and area MP Manoj Tiwari, who is one of the candidates shortlisted by BJP for the constituency, is trying to gain the score over its recent foundation laying for the national Highway 709-B ( Connecting Akshardam in Delhi to Saharanpur in UP) as his major achievement. The project will provide the seamless connectivity between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and this NH 709 will help unclog these areas, simultaneously, easing the lives of the residents living nearby. The Pusta Road in district is dotted with a large number of unauthorised colonies and slum clusters on either side of the road, which lead to traffic snarls most of the time. Locals informed that crawling traffic has been a major concern for them for years. However, the problem has been aggravated with the opening of the Eastern peripheral expressway last year as the interstate vehicular load has increased multiple times. Moreover, AAP candidate said in the roadshows that AAP is also proposing for a signal-free elevated corridor from Bhajanpua to Bhopura border. “It will play a major role in easing traffic and wiil also a connecting with Uttar Pradesh,” said AAP candidate. Furthermore, he also addressed the gathering while saying that one of the major breakthroughs of our party was the construction of signature bridge, which is a blessing for commuters crossing parts of north-east Delhi. In near future, residents will see more flyovers and corridors in the constituency soon. Many voters from the Jafrabad, Seelampur and Mustafabad believe that the way former CM Sheila Dikshit performed during her three-term tenure as Chief Minister and worked for the development of the areas, there are high chances that she will win the mandate again. Somehow, during her 15-year tenure, Dikshit addressed the problem of traffic, built many flyovers, connecting Pusta Road and developed the conditon of the North East Delhi. This N-E constituency covers some areas of Delhi’s entire North East, Central Delhi District and some areas of Shahdara district. Ten Assembly seats, including Gokalpuri, Ghonda, Seelampur, Rohtas Nagar, Babarpur, Karawal Nagar, Timarpur and Mustafabad, fall under this constituency.
New Delhi: BJP’s North East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari on Sunday held the Congress party responsible for failing to develop his constituency during its time in government, both in Delhi and at the Centre. Tiwari said that despite Delhi being the Capital of the country, governments prior to the Narendra Modi-led government have done nothing to develop North East Delhi.Other BJP candidates for the seven seats also had a field day launching scathing attacks at both the major opposition parties. At a public meeting in his constituency, South Delhi candidate Ramesh Bidhuri accused his AAP opponent Raghav Chadha of circulating fake news and trying to mislead people. Several of Tiwari’s public meetings were attended by former Congress leader Bhishm Sharma, who recently joined BJP. Sharma also leveled serious accusations against his old party. He said that after having been involved in politics for over 40 years, he was extremely disappointed to see his party try to ally with “an anti-national party” like AAP. Moreover, BJP’s Chandni Chowk candidate Harsh Vardhan also tore into Kejriwal for bringing up the full statehood demand for Delhi. While the incumbent MPs went about their campaigns, fresh entrant Gautam Gambhir got campaign help from Bhojpuri singer Pawan Singh, who addressed public meetings, seeking votes for the former cricketer.
Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Monday served fresh notices to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government’s appeal against their acquittal. On the state government’s plea, the High Court earlier issued notices to the five respondents on March 11. On Monday, Justice Manoj Garg issued them fresh notices after prosecution counsel Mahipal Singh told the court that none, except Neelam Kothari, received its earlier notices. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The court asked all the five respondents to reply to the notices within eight weeks. In its plea filed on April 5 last year, the Rajasthan government questioned the acquittal of the five persons for lack of evidence, when actor Salman Khan, who was accompanying them, was proven guilty. Khan was awarded a five-year imprisonment, along with a penalty of Rs 10,000, after being held guilty under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for killing two blackbucks in 1998 during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hai. His appeal is pending in the High Court.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court has set December 9 for the Muslim Brotherhood chief and senior officials of the movement to face trial on new incitement charges, judicial sources said on Sunday.Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and other leaders of the Islamist grouping including Essam al-Erian and Mohammed al-Beltagui face charges of inciting violence in the Cairo neighbourhood of Bahr al-Aazam that led to deadly clashes in July.Badie and his two deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi in a separate trial already face other charges related to the deaths of protesters who stormed the Brotherhood’s Cairo headquarters on June 30. In October, the original judges presiding over that case recused themselves, citing “reasons of conscience”.The court on Sunday also set December 10 for the trial of former Brotherhood chief Mohammed Mahdi Akef who is accused of insulting the judiciary.The trials are part of a massive crackdown by authorities against the Brotherhood after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.Security forces launched a sweeping crackdown on Morsi’s supporters in August, violently dispersing two protest camps in the capital.More than 1,000 people have been killed since Morsi’s ouster — mainly his supporters — and the authorities have arrested some 2,000 Islamists, including most of the Brotherhood’s leadership.Morsi himself is on trial over his alleged involvement in the deaths of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.At his first hearing on November 4, he rejected the court’s legitimacy and demanded that the “military coup” leaders be prosecuted instead.The army ousted Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, on July 3 after millions of people took to the streets to demand his resignation, accusing him of betraying the revolution that brought him to power.
Junior forward Tanner Fritz (16) passes the puck during a game against Niagara Nov. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Ryan Robey / Lantern photographerWith junior forward Tanner Fritz’s return to the lineup came an offensive surge on the ice as the Ohio State men’s hockey team handed Niagara University a two-game sweep over the weekend.Fritz, who missed five games due to an upper-body injury he sustained in OSU’s loss against Bowling Green Oct. 15, was an offensive powerhouse for the Buckeyes (6-4-0, 0-0-0) with a goal and five assists.Coach Steve Rohlik said while Fritz performed well, his presence on the ice spurred some life in the team as they took on the Purple Eagles (1-6-1, 1-1-1).“Obviously, he’s proven himself over the last few years. He’s our quiet leader,” Rohlik said. “He’s not a rah-rah guy. He leads by what he does on the ice … He’s certainly a big part of our team, and as a coach, it’s nice to know he’s in our lineup.”Junior forward Max McCormick said Fritz’s versatility — being able to do everything, anywhere on the ice — is what sets him apart as such an important component of the Buckeyes’ lineup.“He does everything,” McCormick said. “He does the little things — he blocks shots, he chips pucks, he makes great plays, he snipes, he does it all — so it’s great having him back.”After the opening period Saturday, the Buckeyes led Niagara, 2-0, off goals from McCormick and junior forward Ryan Dzingel.OSU widened the gap in the second stanza, as freshman forward Nick Schilkey, junior forward Matt Johnson and Dzingel scored, giving the Buckeyes a 5-0 lead. The Purple Eagles answered at 8:30 with a goal from freshman forward Stephen Pietrobon, but McCormick canceled it out with another goal of his own at 15:00 to give the Buckeyes a 6-1 advantage.With the lead, OSU played more conservatively in the third period, and neither team scored. Overall, the game saw an aggressive OSU squad, who took 37 shots, compared to the Purple Eagles’ 16.The Buckeyes played the majority of the game without their starting goalie, freshman Matt Tomkins, who suffered and injury and was replaced by freshman Logan Davis at 3:44. Rohlik said Tomkins is “day-to-day,” and was pleased with Davis’ performance, in which he made 14 saves and allowed only one goal on the night.“Logan did fantastic,” Rohlik said. “That’s what we expect out of him. That’s why he’s part of this team, and that’s why he comes to practice every day. He works extremely hard, so we wouldn’t expect anything less.”McCormick said the Buckeyes handled the physicality of the game well, especially in faceoffs.“We want to win one-on-one battles and we want to out-compete the other team, and that’s what we focused on in practice, so we executed that well tonight,” he said.The first game of the series was held Friday, and the Buckeyes came out strong on their way to a 4-1 victory.The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Fritz put OSU on the board with a late-period goal, and Dzingel followed suit in the third with a goal of his own at 12:16. Senior forward Ryan Rashid of the Purple Eagles closed the gap with a goal at 18:17, but McCormick responded with a goal just 10 seconds later and then another at 19:27 with an empty Niagara net.After the game Friday, Fritz said his legs “were a little bit heavy at the start,” but once he got going, he was fine.Rohlik said the defensive unit, which only allowed two goals in the series, was as good as it could’ve been.”When you say ‘defense,’ I think that’s all five guys on the ice, and certainly I think it starts on that end,” he said. “We talk about offense, but everything starts from the D-zone. Our guys stepped up in that area — we blocked some shots from our forwards to our (defensemen).”The Buckeyes are slated to finish their homestand with a two-game series against Canisius Friday and Saturday. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. in both games.
Ohio State’s Luke Pletcher wrestles Paul Glynn in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorA week after a devastating 19-18 loss to No. 1 Penn State, the No. 2 Ohio State men’s wrestling team (12-1, 7-1 Big Ten) will have an opportunity to rebound from the defeat against rival No. 4 Michigan (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) in a road dual meet at 6 p.m. Sunday.Ohio State lost by one point to the Nittany Lions after taking a 15-5 lead entering intermission, which still looms over the team.“I wanted everyone to hurt, but not that much. I wanted them to hurt because I know you grow from it. But at the same point you don’t want them moping around,” Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said. “Last week, there was a lot of pain around this facility.”There are four potential rematches between Ohio State and Michigan wrestlers that first took place at December’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational that could take place Sunday. Ohio State No. 2 Luke Pletcher won by decision against Stevan Micic 7-5, who is now ranked No. 6 at 133 pounds.Buckeye wrestlers No. 3 Bo Jordan and No. 2 Myles Martin also earned decision victories against Wolverines in Las Vegas. Jordan beat No. 6 Myles Amine 6-4 at 174 pounds and Martin defeated No. 5 Domenic Abounader. No. 5 157-pounder Micah Jordan will have a chance to redeem a 10-3 loss at the meet to Michigan No. 7 Alec Pantaleo.“I watched my match a few times, it was pretty tight going into the third period, I think it was a 3-2 match,” Micah Jordan said. “I just got caught in a suck-back and lost some back points, so I definitely be leary of that position, and also excited to wrestle him again.”Micah Jordan is coming off of a 24-9 technical fall win against Penn State’s Bo Pipher. This weekend he hopes to avenge that early-season loss to Pantaleo.Ohio State’s Joey McKenna rose four spots to No. 7 in the latest rankings after beating Penn State’s Nick Lee last week at 141 pounds. McKenna will face Michigan’s only unranked wrestler, which might be Ohio State’s best opportunity to earn additional points with a technical fall or pin.“I believed in myself, believed I could win. Maybe other people didn’t on paper,” McKenna said about his victory against Lee. “Shushing some of the haters, that’s always fun.”Ohio State’s Kollin Moore remains ranked first at 197 pounds despite suffering a surprise loss to unranked Nittany Lion Anthony Cassar, which was the turning point in Penn State’s comeback victory. “He didn’t have the best week of practice,” Ryan said on Moore’s loss to Cassar. “He just didn’t compete the way [he’s] capable of.”Moore will face No. 13 Kevin Beazley for a shot at redemption from the previous week.Not many people give Ohio State top-ranked heavyweight Kyle Snyder trouble on the mat, but he will have his hands full with No. 2 Adam Coon on Saturday. Coon, listed at 6-foot-6, 285 pounds, towers over the 5-foot-11 Snyder and has not lost yet this season.Ohio State must quickly knock off the disappointment of losing to Penn State, with nine of 10 matches being against ranked wrestlers.