Tribute to Dr. S. Jabaru Carlon

first_imgMrs. E. Massah Carlon, wife of the deceased;Children of the deceased;Members of the bereaved family;Madam President and present and past officials of Government;Bishop Jonathan B. B. Hart and other members of the Clergy;Distinguished Fellow Liberians:As Dean of the Cabinet, I have often been given the somber responsibility of paying tribute on behalf of the President and Government to the memory of some of our finest sons and daughters, people who throughout their life spared no moment to demonstrate diligence, patriotism and integrity. And each time we have to pay tribute to a fallen statesman or stateswoman, we feel a sense of overwhelming grief as we struggle to find answers to the questions, “Why him?”, “Why her?”, “Why now? But the consolation we get comes from believing that God who has the power to give liberally also has the power to take at will.We can mourn for it is proper to do so, but we must not question the Almighty God for He knows best. In the passing of Honorable Dr. Simeon Jabaru Carlon, our country mourns a devoted patriot; the Unity Party mourns a stalwart leader,; his wife and children will forever miss a loving and faithful father and husband; his family and friends nurse profound grief, and the people of Grand Cape Mount County have lost an eminent son.Honorable Carlon had profound love for his country and a deep sense of humility, which propelled him to always place himself at the service of his country and to strive and contribute, like many others, to building a nation based on democracy, peace and progress.As first Chairman and Vice Standard Bearer of the Unity Party (UP) during the 1985 General and Presidential Elections, he was well versed in the politics and social dynamics of our country but never did he ever permit his political beliefs and alliances to create a stonewall between himself and people of other persuasions. His love and friendship transcended the confines of the party and embraced every Liberian across party, tribal and religious lines. He must have been a very proud and fulfilled man to have seen during his life time the UP rise to state power, for this was what he endeavored to achieve for many years.Throughout his public service to the government and people of Liberia, which spanned more than forty years and most of which was spent in the field of education, he proved himself competent, effective, practical and dependable. His professionalism and passion for impacting quality education was made manifest beyond the borders of Liberia through the Mano River Union (MRU) when he competently served as Deputy Director and Coordinator for Curriculum Planning of the MRU.I am certain that in many quarters of our country today there are grief-stricken hearts and mournful faces because Honorable Carlon gave an enormous lifetime service to his people. Whether it was at the University of Liberia, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, the William V.S. Tubman College of Sciences and Technology now William V.S. Tubman University or at the Governance Commission he led a life that earned for him a stately reputation, one which is stellar and very well deserved.Life is a multiple-lane highway that empties into one toll-gate Death. So to the grieving wife and members of the bereaved family, we say kindly accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, father, and brother. To the resilient people of Grand Cape Mount County, we say sorry for the loss of one of your eminent sons.On behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Government of Liberia, we urge you to be strong and take succor in the Lord for Dr. Carlon’s time for confronting life’s trials and torments on these terrestrial planes have ended and through the eyes of faith, we know that he has ascended to a place of ethereal bliss and infinite calm.Now on behalf of President Sirleaf and the Government of the Liberia, we deposit these floral designs on the mortal remains of our honored dead in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the blessed Holy Spirit.May his soul and the souls of all faithful departed rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shine on him.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Workers learn to spot child abuse

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Sometimes the calls that come in are vague but they all need to be addressed and taken seriously,” Garcia said. “A simple call about someone hearing a baby screaming turned into a law enforcement official finding a 4-month-old baby stuffed inside a plastic bag behind a couch. Those are the things our social workers deal with every day.” Among the San Gabriel Valley organizations that attended the free workshop were the El Monte Police Department, Bassett High School and OPTIONS childcare agency. SPIRITT officials said they held the workshop to mark April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month and also to draw attention to California Child Abuse Mandated Reporting laws to protect children from physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect. “Children are a reflection of what is going on in the home,” Virgie Boyken, spokeswoman for the county Department of Children and Family Services, said. “We need to be educated and know how to listen to what the children tell us.” Yvonne Holguin, a local day-care provider, said she felt the training session was valuable. “It went over procedures some people are already familiar with, but on a deeper level,” she said. “And it gave us a chance to exchange our personal experiences with other people in our profession.” California requires health- and day-care providers, teachers, social workers and law enforcement personnel to report child abuse either to an agency or a hotline if they suspect a child is being neglected or abused. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDORA – Pictures of abused children were passed around a group of child-care professionals Wednesday at a workshop designed to underline the importance of reporting such violations. Sponsored by SPIRITT Family Services in Glendora, the meeting served as a training session for about 50 child-care workers from the San Gabriel Valley. “Anyone who has contact with children is mandated to report suspicious activities,” said Bill Garcia, spokesman for the Child Protection Hotline. “But it’s important to understand our role is not to judge, but instead to talk to people, gather information and report that information to the appropriate agency.” Officials said the Child Protection Hotline receives about 800 calls a day. last_img read more

GET YOUR COYBIG COCKTAIL FOR THE BIG MATCH AT THE BREWERY BAR

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The country is full of excitement after the joy of Ireland’s incredible win over Italy on Wednesday night. That famous win has set-up a tantalising clash between Martin O’Neill’s men and hosts France on Sunday. The Brewery Bar has been bouncing for all the group games thus far, and Sunday will be no different.To celebrate, management at the popular bar are giving away refreshing COYBIG COCKTAILS for just €5!So make sure and get down to The Brewery on Sunday afternoon and cheer on these Irish heroes to glory!Before the excitement on Sunday, there will be as always top-class entertainment on offer at The Brewery! Tonight, Matthew Crampsie will be LIVE at The Brewery Bar, and on Saturday DJ Oisin will be followed by Main Street.Then on Sunday, it’s everybody’s favourite Karaoke Sunday’s!Hopefully we’ll still be singing Ole Ole Ole!#COYBIG GET YOUR COYBIG COCKTAIL FOR THE BIG MATCH AT THE BREWERY BAR was last modified: June 24th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsThe Brewerylast_img read more

ABUSED WOMAN ASKS JUDGE TO NAME FATHER OF HER CHILD

first_imgA young woman has asked a judge to publicly name the father of her child who was found guilty of defiling her when she was just 15 years old.Carl Heaton was 35 when he had sex with the girl on three occasions in Co Donegal in 2008.The girl subsequently had a baby boy who is now four years old. Heaton told the girl he wanted to marry her and even gave her an engagement ring.Heaton, of Lartigue Village in Listowel, Co Kerry, is already serving a prison sentence for other offences.He appeared in handcuffs at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with three offences of defilement against the young woman under the Criminal Law Sexual Offences Act.He pleaded guilty to all three offences.The court was told that Heaton, a former soldier, had sex with the girl when she was invited to his own daughter’s sixteenth birthday party.A relationship developed with Heaton initially claiming he did not know the girl’s age.The relationship continued for a number of months with Heaton contacting the girl by phone and text on a number of occasions.The court heard the girl’s mother knew about the relationship and said she would “see how it developed.”The charges against Heaton relate to two offences at the Atlantic Guest House in Donegal Town on September 14th, 2008 and another at Drumbeg, Inver when he admitted having sex with the girl in his car beside the beach.Defence barrister John Whelan SC said it was not a case that Heaton was a predator but that the relationship was a mutual infatuation.However, in her victim impact statement, the girl said that Heaton “put me through hell.”On one occasion he texted from his daughter’s phone and pretended he had been in a serious car crash, that he was on life support and that she should come and see him.She said the best thing that happened to her was the birth of her son.“The birth of my son gave me a reason to live and I love him to bits. I want to make sure my son’s life doesn’t end like mine,” she said.She had since completed her Junior Cert and did very well.When asked by Judge John O’Hagan if she had plans for a career, the young woman revealed she wanted to be a social worker.Judge John O’Hagan said every case is different and each sentence must be tailor-made.“I don’t know if it was love or infatuation or what it was,” he said.However he said Heaton took advantage of a young girl of 15 and persisted in following her.He sentenced Heaton to three years in prison and suspended the last year of the term.He ordered the sentence to run concurrently with the sentence he is currently serving which means Heaton is due for release in October 2014.ABUSED WOMAN ASKS JUDGE TO NAME FATHER OF HER CHILD was last modified: October 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carl HeatondefilementLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

‘The bald Neymar’ – Spurs fans on Twitter loved Lucas’ performance against Roma

first_imgTottenham Hotspur got their International Champions Cup off to a superb start with a 4-1 victory over Roma in San Diego.Mauricio Pochettino was forced to field a weakened team full of youth stars and fringe players but his men pulled through with a comprehensive victory. 1 Good start to pre season. Lucas Moura is the closest thing we have to a new signing right now and he looked fantastic. #COYS— Choff (@Iacio92) July 26, 2018 ALTERED predicted possible xi Lucas Moura is flourishing 😍— Altayib (@GadooraJr) July 26, 2018 who plays? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Spurs have announced the signings of Lucas Moura & Fernando Llorente. Welcome to the August first team guys.— Paul Kramer v Kramer (@P_K_Tips) July 26, 2018 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Lucas Moura doing bits against Roma, great to see. Hopefully he actually starts more games #COYS— Max (@xDuoMax) July 26, 2018 🎶 Who’s that Spur on the right / he is faster than light / Lucas MouraHe’s got Brazilian skill / dribbles right past Özil / That’s-a Moura! 🎶— Cartilage Free Captain (@cartilagefree) July 26, 2018 silverware Some excellent touches, neat interchanges, and good defensive work earned him rave reviews, while he also displayed his surprising aerial ability by heading home a Serge Aurier cross.So what were Tottenham supporters saying on Twitter about the Brazil international? Check out the tweets below. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img A Man of the Match performance from Lucas Moura tonight. Can’t wait to see him tear up the Premier League and Champions League this season. 🔥 #SpursInUSA pic.twitter.com/ESkOQ4IlO7— Lilywhite Spurs (@Lilywhite_Spurs) July 26, 2018 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Premier League News Bald Neymar— Jake (@jxke_02) July 26, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday One of the stars of the show was Lucas Moura, who signed for the club in January, as he netted twice and terrorised his opposition.After joining from Paris Saint-Germain, Lucas’ chances in the first-team were few and far between but he’s already being dubbed a ‘new signing’ by fans following his display in the United States. I haven’t wanted a signing to come good as much as Lucas Moura since like Adel Taarabt— Guillotinho (@comradeyouspurs) July 26, 2018 NEW ERA How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener REVEALED possible standings Tottenham Hotspur star Lucas Moura celebrates during his two-goal display against Roma. last_img read more

Facing the music at Moshito

first_imgMembers of the Hout Bay Strings Project.Moshito works on behalf of musiciansto address issues such as piracy and thegrowth of a live performance circuit. (Image: The World Bank) Arts and Culture Director-General Themba Wakashe delivers the opening address at Moshito 2008, with Gerald Seligman of Womex (left) and Arnold Mabunda ofMoshito (middle). A performer from the Nokwe Creative Development Foundation entertainingvisitors in the Moshito exhibition area. (Images: Janine Erasmus)Janine ErasmusMoshito, South Africa’s premier music conference, celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2008. The conference opened on 10 September, with Arts and Culture Director-General Themba Wakashe and Moshito chair Arnold Mabunda expressing confidence that this year’s event will be the best yet. Moshito takes place in the cultural precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg.2008 saw Moshito entering into a new relationship with Womex, globally regarded as the premier platform for world music. Moshito is one of several partners, known as Womex offspring, in countries around the world who work with Womex to tailor a local event to the precise needs of a specific audience and market.In addition, the Moshito exhibition features a wide variety of private and public organisations from the South African music industry, from record companies to software to new technology. A listening booth allows up-and-coming artists, producers and songwriters the chance to play their demos for industry professionals. Finally, the live music component includes a number of concerts at venues around Newtown, featuring fresh South African talent.In 2008, audiences can look forward to international speakers such as Womex director Gerald Seligman from the US, CEO of the UK-based Association of Independent Music Alison Wenham, president of the Brazilian Association of Independent Music Roberto Carvalho, festival organiser Many Ansar from Mali, Rulu Arts Promoters director Charles Muyimba from Tanzania, concert producer Hans Hjorth from Sweden, and Rubber Records MD David Vodicka from Australia.Discussion topics range from more efficient organisation of festivals to new formats and trends in promoting, marketing and selling music, to compliance with and enforcement of intellectual property rights, to strategies for survival in the digital age.Addressing important issuesMoshito launched in 2003 as a vehicle to address a number of pressing issues in the South African music industry, among them increasing piracy, the development of music markets for South African music, particularly abroad, and the need to create proper social benefit and welfare structures for musicians.Its strategies include broadening the business intelligence of industry members, strengthening relevant business networks and creating opportunities and platforms for South African music at home and abroad. The organisation works with a number of South African music associations and unions to shape them into a cohesive group, and also collaborates closely with local and provincial government and the national Department of Arts and Culture (DAC).The DAC has identified the music industry as one of its priorities. “We want to ensure that the creative industries are developed way beyond the 21st century so that they can realise their potential of contributing substantially to the economy,” said Arts and Culture Director-General Themba Wakashe, delivering the opening address at Moshito 2008.Wakashe said that culture in general is a vital tool for social cohesion as it is a source of national pride, and is a key provider of jobs and income as well as an important contributor to the country’s economy that should not be overlooked.“Our involvement in Moshito is part of government’s broader plan to grow the local music industry,” he said. “South African music should become globally competitive, and for that we need capacity and a solid base of highly informed participants.”Overcoming challengesSpeaking at the opening of the event, Moshito chair and music industry stalwart Arnold Mabunda said that the challenges encountered in growing the local music industry are continually offset by progress and achievements.He named several Moshito milestones, starting with the expansion of the conference to include the music exhibition in 2004. The very next year saw Moshito exhibiting at the South African pavilion at Midem, the world’s largest music industry trade fair, held annually in Cannes. In 2006 two important local bodies came into being – the Association of Independent Record Companies, and South African Music Exports which represents exporters of local music.In 2007 the Southern African Development Community participated for the first time at Moshito, and the Composers’ Association of South Africa was formed, joining a number of other associations including the Creative Workers’ Union of South Africa and the Southern African Music Rights Association as members of Moshito.Mabunda added that the partnership with Womex has enabled Moshito to source more international speakers who share their experience and expertise with local practitioners, particularly in the digital arena. Moshito, he said, has become a recognised forum where issues are aired, thrashed out and resolved, connections are established, and South African music gets its chance to shine.“We have delegates coming from around the country and overseas and also quite a few from Africa. They all come from a broad section of areas of the music industry and Moshito gives a rare chance to meet face-to-face and find ways of working together.”An important economic sectorSouth Africa’s music industry, with other so-called creative industries, is South Africa’s fifth-largest economic sector and not only generates revenue, but creates job opportunities. The entire scope of the creative industries, according to the DAC, is worth about R7.4-billion ($920-million), and more than 100 000 people are employed within film, television and music.Minister of Arts and Culture Pallo Jordan said that the South African music industry has the potential to become a major foreign exchange earner and job creator, provided its potential is maximised and its products marketed aggressively at home and in the international music market.Speaking at the inaugural conference of the Creative Workers’ Union of South Africa in September 2007, Congress of South African Trade Unions General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said, “The core of the South African music industry employs approximately 12 000 people, of which the majority are artists and composers. The gross turnover of the core of the industry is approximately R900-million ($111-billion), with experts estimating that the entire industry is worth R2-billion ($248-million).” The turnover figure named does not include digital sales of music.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus on janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related articlesSouth African music Useful linksMoshitoDepartment of Arts and CultureSouth African musicSouth African Music ExportsNational Organisation for Reproductive Rights in MusicSouthern African Music Rights OrganisationCreative Workers’ Union of South Africalast_img read more

Where Are the Women Bloggers? They’re Driving Your Sales

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting If an agency has ever pitched you on outreach to women’s blogs and they don’t mention the BlogHer network, there’s something wrong with them. BlogHer and its 2,500 contributing blog affiliates are celebrating the network’s 5 year anniversary with the combined traffic of 21 million unique visitors per month and some huge lessons learned along the way. ReadWriteWeb spoke to co-founder Elisa Camahort Page to find out what it’s like to run a women’s network in a man’s world. According to the Catalyst Census, “From 1995 to 2005, the average rate of increase in women’s representation on Fortune 500 corporate boards was, on average, one-half of one percentage point per year. At that rate of growth, it would take another 70 years for women to hold approximately 50 percent of Fortune 500 board seats and reach parity with men.” Tags:#start#startups Page explains that the market was ripe for BlogHer from the very beginning as media began to latch on to the idea of women’s representation in technology, science and business. In 2004, Page and co-founders Lisa Stone and Jory Des Jardins created the BlogHer Conference in an effort to answer the media question – where are the women bloggers? As the conference came to fruition, the three were immediately flung into the spotlight with media coverage from CNN and MSNBC. Says Page, “We knew then we were on to something and we decided to make it a business.”A year later the conference lead to a publishing network and a diverse range of female bloggers joined forces with the trio to promote discussion across their domains. After 18 months of bootstrapping with their own funding, the co-founders raised $3.5 million from Venrock and have since raised an additional $13 million to build out the 20+ topic channels. The network currently syndicates to iVillage, Oxygen.com and BravoTV.com. While other publishing networks of this size often opt for a wholly automated system of content aggregation, home page features and related blog links, BlogHer has a commitment to curation. Says Page, “It’s not just about the traffic, we want to ensure that diverse voices come through in order to generate more discussion. We’ve got a headline editor who looks for topics we want to explore and we take care to feature interesting content.” Featured pieces are then served across the publishing network to the 2,500 affiliate blogs and relevant pieces are linked alongside a blog owner’s own content. When asked what keywords (other than “BlogHer”) drive the most traffic to the network, Page replied, “Women are not a monolithic block who think, act or buy in the same way. It differs from week to week, but for instance, in 2008 the keywords all revolved around the election or the economy. The areas of interest that drive traffic are not much different than other blogging networks.” The one topic that rally’s Page’s diverse community is female representations in the media, workplace and of course, on the Web. In the backlash against a particularly bad YouTube campaign launched by Motrin, BlogHer was among the first communities to retaliate with a Motringate. The consumer trust, distribution and collective spending power of the BlogHer community is enough to make or break a household brand. As Page and her co-founders begin experimenting with targeted feed and podcast programs, advertisers may find even more opportunities to test their mettle in this female media landscape. To check out the network visit blogher.com. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Roger Federer gets death threat at Shanghai Masters, security tightened

first_imgWorld number one tennis player Roger Federer has received an online death threat prior to a tournament in Shanghai.The director of Shanghai Masters championship, Yang Yibin, confirmed the threat to the Swiss player.An unknown blogger said he planned to assassinate Federer in his post on a popular Chinese website.The government agencies have been contacted to increase security around Federer and his family.He also posted a doctored image showing a decapitated Federer on his knees on a tennis court with a masked executioner dressed in black and holding an axe posing next to him.Police and other government agencies have been contacted to increase security around Federer and his family.Attacks on tennis players are rare, but in 1993 Monica Seles was stabbed by a deranged fan during a match in Hamburg. In the 2009 French Open final, a fan invaded the court and tried to put a beret on Federer before being tackled by security officials.last_img read more

Focus on Sania-Bopanna pair on Day 8

first_img COMMENT SANIA-BOPANNA__1__2970874f   –  PTI India’s focus on day eight will be centered around tennis mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna who are to take on the US pair of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram on Saturday night in the semi finals at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.India’s sagging fortunes in the Games got a major boost with Sania and Bopanna cruising into the mixed doubles semis in tennis on day seven of competitions while Vikas Kishan punched his way into the boxing quarterfinals.Their dominant show came on a day when shooters continued to misfire, archers shot way off the mark while shuttlers and track and field athletes performed below par at this Brazilian city.Sania and Bopanna subdued Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to breeze into the mixed doubles semifinals with a 6-4 6-4 win in just 67 minutes.One more victory tonight, over US star Venus and her Indian-origin partner Rajeev in the semis will ensure India a silver medal while a defeat would give Sania and Bopanna a chance to fight for the bronze.Vikas then stood a win away from an elusive Olympic medal as he outclassed Turkey’s Sipal Onder 3-0 to make the quarterfinals of men’s 75kg middleweight boxing.Former Asian Games gold medal winner Vikas seemed the more assured boxer and will face his stiffest challenge against Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan, who has also beaten the Indian in the final of the 2015 Asian Championships, on Sunday and a win will ensure the Indian a bronze medal.Prior to these bright spots, India did not have anything to cheer about.The men’s hockey team, already assured of a berth in the quarterfinals, led twice against lowly Canada before allowing their rivals to bounce back and earn a 2-2 draw in their concluding pool game.They will meet Group A champions Belgium in the quarterfinals on Sunday.London Games bronze winning shooter Gagan Narang and Chain Singh bowed out of Rifle Prone in the qualification, even as Gurpreet Singh and Mairaj Ahmed Khan finished the stage 1 qualifying of 25m rapid fire pistol and men’s skeet on 10th position. They will continue their participation on Saturday.To add to the woes, the country’s athletes made a disastrous beginning in track and field events with star discus thrower Vikas Gowda buckling under pressure once again to finish a distant 28th with a best throw of 58.99 metres and was eliminated.Later the tale of misery continued with quarter miler Mohammed Anas, half miler Jinson Johnson, the trio of 20km race walkers — Gurmeet Singh, Manish Singh Rawat and Krishnan Ganapathy, long jumper Ankit Sharma and woman sprinter Dutee Chand bowing out without causing a ripple.Today women steeplechasers Lalita Babar and Sudha Singh, along with woman quarter miler Nirmala Sheoran will be striving to advance from preliminaries.The day commenced with Atanu Das letting slip chances in his men’s individual recurve pre-quarterfinal to bow out of contention and draw curtains on India’s fruitless campaign in archery.Taking aim amid heavy rain, Atanu went down 4-6 to World No.8 Lee Seung-Yun, who had already helped South Korea win the team gold at the event, by losing two sets and winning one while the rest two ended in ties.The Indian lost 28-30, 30-28, 27-27, 27-28 28-28 to bring to an end the country’s medal-less campaign.Women archers Laishram Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Laxmirani Majhi have already bowed out of contention after losing in both the women’s team and individual events.The script was no different in another precision sport, shooting, where seasoned Narang and Chain Singh flopped in the 50m rifle prone event.While Narang, who won the London Games bronze in 10m Air Rifle, signed off 13th with a total score of 623.1, Singh was way down at 36th with a score of 619.6 in the qualification round.The poor show of shooters continued on day one of the two-day men’s skeet and 25m rapid fire events where Mairaj and Gurpreet were lying behind the field but have a chance to atone today.In badminton, the experienced duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa was eliminated from women’s doubles event after losing a second successive group A clash while Manu Attri and his partner B Sumeeth Reddy crashed to their second defeat in the group and were knocked out of medal reckoning.In a rollercoaster game against the Dutch team of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek, Jwala and Ashwini went down 16-21 21-16 17-21 in a 48-minute clash.Lying second from bottom in the group standings, Jwala and Ashwini will have just pride to play for when they take on Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Indonesia in their final group clash.Manu and Sumeeth lost to the Chinese pair of Biao Chai and Wei Hong 13-21 15-21. They lost 18-21 13-21 to World No 2 Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan yesterday.They will finish their Olympics by taking on the Japanese duo of Endo Hiroyuki and Hayakawa Kenichi tomorrow.In golf, SSP Chawrasia brought home a second successive even-par 71 to lie tied 30th while Anirban Lahiri carded a disappointing two-over 73 to be placed tied 51st after the second round of the four-round stroke play competition. COMMENTS August 13, 2016 SHARE sport SANIA-BOPANNA__1__2970874f   –  PTI × SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published onlast_img read more

Next change: Divyanka Tripathi’s modern avatar in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein

first_imgIf rumours are to believed, Divyanka Tripathi will be seen in a new avatar with a new screen name in Star Plus’ Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.The character of Ishita, played by Divyanka Tripathi, is soon going to die on the show but since her death will be a fake one, and she will apparently return in a brand new avatar.Divyanka’s new character will be called Shalini and she will sport a modern look. The actress is reportedly trying different looks for her new character.As per the ongoing track, Ishita has been sentenced to death for killing advocate Chaddha. To save her from the gallows, her husband Raman (Karan Patel) will push her off the cliff. However, she will be saved and sent into hiding until Raman collects proof of her innocence. Also read: Here’s why Raman will kill Ishita Post Ishita’s fake death, Raman will announce his wedding to Nidhi (Pavitra Punia) as she has the proof of Ishita’s innocence. Nidhi, who fought Ishita’s case in court, lost it on purpose, in order to take her revenge from Raman. It will be revealed in the upcoming episodes that Nidhi was in love with Raman in the past but Raman had rejected her advances, first for Shagun, and then for Ishita.In the present, Nidhi has a video footage in her custody that can prove Ishita’s innocence.It is also being said that post her (fake) death Divyanka will be paired up with real life beau Vivek Dahiya, who plays the role of ACP Abhishek on the show, as the producers plan to cash in on the popularity of the off-screen couple.advertisementCheck out Ishita’s fake death scene here:last_img read more