HC Cannot Convert Itself Into Court Of Appeal While Considering Petitions Under Article 227: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesHC Cannot Convert Itself Into Court Of Appeal While Considering Petitions Under Article 227: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Jun 2020 8:16 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court reiterated that while hearing a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, a High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal. In this case, the Rent Controller and Eviction Officer, allowing the landlord’s application, passed a final order under Section 16 of U.P. Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972,…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 Supreme Court reiterated that while hearing a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, a High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal. In this case, the Rent Controller and Eviction Officer, allowing the landlord’s application, passed a final order under Section 16 of U.P. Urban Buildings (Regulation of Letting, Rent and Eviction) Act, 1972, declaring the suit premises ‘vacant’. The District Judge, allowing a revision petition filed by the tenant, set aside these orders. The High Court, allowing a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution filed by the Landlord, set aside the order of District Judge on the ground that the District Judge had committed illegality in entertaining the joint revision filed against the vacancy order as well as the final order The bench comprising Justices Navin Sinha and BR Gavai observed that the High Court ignored the the legal position expounded in a three judge bench judgment in Achal Misra vs. Rama Shanker Singh wherein it was specifically held, that even if a party does not challenge the vacancy order by way of writ petition, it is still open to it to challenge the same order along with the final order passed under Section 16 in the revision under Section 18. The bench observed that, in that view of the matter, the District Judge was fully justified in interfering with the order passed by the Rent Controller and Eviction Office. While setting aside the High court order, the bench also observed that it erred in interfering with the well reasoned order passed by the District Judge while exercising the jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 227 of the Constitution of India. It observed: “It is a well settled principle of law, that in the guise of exercising jurisdiction under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, the High Court cannot convert itself into a court of appeal. It is equally well settled, that the supervisory jurisdiction extends to keeping the subordinate tribunals within the limits of their authority and seeing that they obey the law. It has been held, that though the powers under Article 227 are wide, they must be exercised sparingly and only to keep subordinate courts and Tribunals within the bounds of their authority and not to correct mere errors. ” The court said that the exercise of jurisdiction by the High Court under Article 227 in the present case was patently unwarranted and unjustified. Case no: CIVIL APPEAL NO._2697 OF 2020Case name: MOHD. INAM  vs. SANJAY KUMAR SINGHAL Coram: Justices Navin Sinha and BR GavaiCounsel: Sr. Adv. Ashok Kumar Sharma and Adv.Arvind Kumar GuptaClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Clinical Pepsi Hikers `school’ Saints at GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships

first_imgTHE Pepsi Hikers edified their younger counterparts, Saints, on the fine points of indoor hockey with a clinical opening win in the feature clash of night two in the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships, on Tuesday evening, at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The long-standing champions, who are favourites for the Division One male title again this year were solid in all facets of their game, although they had not played as a unit in months.On the court, the lack of playing time was not evident as the Hikers executed their passes and runs with precision. Leading the charge was Aroydy Branford, who was involved (through scoring and assisting) in six of his team’s goals in the 7-3 win.He scored twice in the first half, first via a high shot that evaded the outstretched arms of the goalie then a flat shot in front of the box.Although Saints’ players were outclassed, they had their moments of glory and proved that they are a quality side.Baraka Garnett was one of the shining stars and his breakaway on the right side in the 17th minute gave the young side hope, but Branford was the dream killer and his bullet, passed from the right side to Robert France who struck it home before the goalie could react, made it 3-1 at the break.Branford’s second assist came early in the second period, when he found Randy Hope. Two minutes later the Hikers’ aggressive pace and precise passing resulted in Leon Bacchus finding Devin Munroe to make it 5-1.Saints skipper Hilton Chase kept his team alive after he scored twice via quality plays, but Hikers were too good and Branford was their trump card, as he slotted home two more goals to ensure a comfortable opening victory.Defending female champions Woodpecker Hikers also proved their might after rolling to their second consecutive victory when they disposed of the YMCA Old Fort Bloods by a 2-1 margin, despite playing without goalscorer in their opener, Nicole Eastman, for most of the second period after she was red-carded in the 28th minute of play.Seasoned player Maria Munroe scored twice (3rd and 30th minutes) for the winners, while Minsodia Culpepper pulled one back in the 35th minute for Old Fort.As on the opening night, Tuesday evening also had six games.In a second division male Group B clash, the YMCA Old Fort Top Form were able to get past recent outdoor champions, Bounty GCC The Sequel, by a margin of 3-0, while in a Group A second division clash, Saints Sensation registered their second win with a 3-1 victory against Hikers Cadets.Meanwhile, Saints females lost again when they met GBTI GCC Spice in the first women’s clash of the night. That game ended 2-0 after Tiffany Soloman and Sandy Roopnarine found the back of the net.In the Over-35 division, Bounty GCC Vintage were able to edge out YMCA Old Fort Hot Shotz by a 5-4 margin.last_img read more

Pollard takes A.D. role at Iowa State

first_imgLess than 24 hours after beating North Carolina on the road, Wisconsin head coach and athletic director Barry Alvarez learned he would lose his right-hand man in less than two weeks. University of Wisconsin deputy athletics director Jamie Pollard has accepted the athletic director position at Iowa State University and will begin his new duties Oct. 1.At Iowa State, Pollard will take over management of the $29 million department that supports 18 different sports.”I am honored to have been chosen as the next director of athletics at Iowa State University,” Pollard said. “Iowa State’s athletic program has a rich tradition, a solid foundation and tremendous potential for growth and even greater success. The opportunity to lead the athletic program at this time is very exciting.”Pollard, who will take over for Bruce Van De Velde, will receive a contract that spans five years and will pay a base salary of $275,000. The deal will also include incentives tied to the department’s performance, both in the classroom and on the playing field.”Well, I’m very happy for Jamie,” Alvarez said. “It was just a matter [of time] before Jamie took his own job, or had his own school. So I’m happy for he and his family. He did a tremendous job for me and the university, and I’ll always be indebted to him for what he did for us and the tremendous job that he did.”Pollard interviewed for the job last week, but had not informed Alvarez until Sunday for confidentiality reasons, which Alvarez says were due to his relationship with Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney. McCarney served as Wisconsin’s defensive coordinator for five seasons under Alvarez, and the two’s friendship goes back to their time at Iowa under legendary head coach Hayden Fry.”I think his president wanted to keep it confidential and go through the process without it being a public issue,” Alvarez said. “But he was offered the job officially yesterday and accepted and contacted me right away.”Now, Alvarez must face the reality of replacing one of the most highly touted young administrators in the NCAA. Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal honored Pollard with its “Top Forty Under 40″ Award in 2003, making him the first intercollegiate sports administrator to receive the accolade. Pollard had served as deputy athletic director since 2003, but had been at Wisconsin since May of 1998.”He’s someone that I could rely on,” Alvarez said. “I told senior staff and everyone else, if I wasn’t there, whatever Jamie’s decision was, Jamie’s voice was my voice and that’s the type of communication and relationship and trust that I had in him.”Despite the timing of the move, in the midst of the school’s football season, Alvarez does not believe the loss of Pollard will be a distraction to his duties as head coach. Wisconsin, currently 3-0 and ranked No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, hosts Michigan this weekend. The Badgers have not beaten the Wolverines since 1994.”We’ll absorb Jamie’s loss and move forward and, to be honest with you, I’m not going to get real wrapped up in it this week,” Alvarez said. “I have one other priority that sits a little higher than replacing Jamie, as valuable as he was, and I have a lot of confidence in the people that I have that we’ll be able to absorb it for the short-term until we find a replacement. But I’m not going to let it be a distraction.”As of now, Alvarez has not set a timetable for hiring a replacement for Pollard, and the two will play the transition by ear in the coming days.”I guess it’s bittersweet that I see him leave. You hate to lose a good man, but you know when you have good people they’re going to move on,” Alvarez said. “We’ll probably get together in the next couple of days to see what his timetable is. But, obviously, we’ll post the position and take a look and see who’s out there, but I don’t have a timetable right now. It’s a little too early.”last_img read more

NFL draft: 10 things to watch for during draft

first_imgFASHION STATEMENT— In this April 26, 2012 photo, quarterback Robert Griffin III, right, poses for photographs with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was selected as the second pick overall by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the NFL football draft in New York. Fashionistas surely will be tracking the expensive, colorful designer suits, hairstyles (think dreadlocks) and even socks of the draftees as they take the stage after being selected. (Think Robert Griffin III, the Redskins’ top pick in 2012, who wore a baby blue jacket, checkered-patterned shirt, purplish tie with horizontal stripes, and burgundy and gold socks. Fashion is one of the things to watch for during the three-day NFL draft beginning Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File) by Richard RosenblattNEW YORK (AP) — Since 1936, the NFL has picked the best of college football to join the pro league. From the very first pick — Jay Berwanger, who also was the first bust, never playing a down in the NFL — to last year’s No. 1, Andrew Luck, the draft has always offered plenty of intrigue for teams and fans.Here are 10 things to watch for during the three-day NFL draft beginning Thursday night:COMMISSIONER HUGGY BEARHow many hugs can Roger Goodell endure from all the burly offensive and defensive players expected to be selected in the first round? Last year, he embraced many first-round picks who took the stage and was nearly hugged into submission by the likes of Fletcher Cox, Dontari Poe and Melvin Ingram.SHOW ME A QUARTERBACKWill any quarterbacks be taken in the first round? Possibilities include Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and EJ Manuel, but this is far from the glamour year of 2012, when QBs were huge: Luck, No. 1; Robert Griffin III, No. 2; Ryan Tannehill (No. 8); Brandon Weeden (No. 22). The last time no quarterback was taken in round one was 1996 (Tony Banks was a second-rounder, No. 42, by the Rams); the last time only one was taken was 2001 (Michael Vick, first overall) and the last time two were taken was 2010 (Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow).FASHION STATEMENTFashionistas surely will be tracking the expensive, colorful designer suits, hairstyles (think dreadlocks) and even socks of the draftees as they take the stage after being selected. (Think Griffin, the Redskins’ top pick in 2012, who wore a baby blue jacket, checkered-patterned shirt, purplish tie with horizontal stripes, and burgundy and gold socks with the words “GO CATCH YOUR DREAM.”TE’O TIMEWhen that will be exactly is anyone’s guess. Some analysts have Notre Dame’s All-American linebacker Manti Te’o back to being a first-round cinch, even after a great season was marred by a poor game against Alabama followed by the hoax involving a deceased “girlfriend.” He did not perform well at the NFL combine, but did better at pro day in South Bend.BEEFING UP EARLYWatch for all the beef early in the first round. There’s a chance seven of the first 10 picks could be really big fellas. Among them are offensive linemen Luke Joeckel (306 pounds), Eric Fisher (306), Chance Warmack (317), Lane Johnson (303) and Jonathan Cooper (311); and defensive linemen Sharrif Floyd (297) and Ziggy Ansah (271).WILL TIDE ROLL AGAIN IN 1ST ROUND?A year ago, the national champions had four players picked: RB Trent Richardson (No. 3), SS Mark Barron (No. 7), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (No.17) and LB Dont’a Hightower (No. 25). National champs again, there are five that could end up as first-rounders: Warmack, cornerback Dee Milliner, offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, defensive tackle Jesse Williams, and running back Eddie Lacy.FAMILY TIESEvery year, a slew of players with family ties to the NFL are draft eligible. This year is no exception, with a few dozen all-in-the-family connections. Among them are QBs Nate Montana (son of Joe Montana) and Jordan Rodgers (brother of Aaron Rodgers), Jake Ryan (son of Pat Ryan), Duron Carter (son of Cris Carter), Luke Tasker (son of Steve Tasker), Kyle Long (son of Howie Long, brother of Chris Long) and Baker Steinkuhler (son of Dean Steinkuhler).HALL OF FAME PICKERSA total of 32 former NFL players will be announcing second- and third-round picks for teams, including newly elected Hall of Famers Jonathan Ogden (Ravens), Warren Sapp (Buccaneers) and Dave Robinson (Packers). Others making picks for their former teams include Deion Sanders (Falcons) and Larry Little (Dolphins).BEST STORYLINESHouston cornerback D.J. Hayden and South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore.Hayden was moments from death last November after an on-field collision with a teammate tore a blood vessel off the back of his heart. He was taken to a hospital, underwent lifesaving surgery, and now could be a first-round pick. He ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at Houston’s pro day in March, and now he’ll wait to see if a team believes his talent and speed is worth the risk.In 2011, Lattimore tore the ACL in his left knee midway through the season. He returned last year, and in October, the star running back suffered a horrific injury to his right knee against Tennessee — it was dislocated and ligaments were damaged as he was tackled. He had surgery a month later, continued rehabbing, and at South Carolina’s pro day recently he impressed NFL scouts so much they applauded after his workout. He says he’s confident he’ll be ready to play when the 2013 season starts.MR. IRRELEVANTAs the draft draws to a close Saturday, the fun revs up with the final pick, aka Mr. Irrelevant. As they did last year, the Colts have the honor at pick No. 254. Last year, they went for Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish (Andrew Luck was the Colts’ other QB pick — at No. 1 overall). The last pick will be awarded the Lowsman (opposite of Heisman) Trophy during a weeklong celebration at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, Calif. In 2012, Harnish’s first trip to California included golf at Big Canyon Country Club, a visit to Disneyland and parties galore. The founder of Irrelevant Week is Paul Salata, a former USC and NFL receiver. The first Mr. Irrelevant was WR Kelvin Kirk in 1976.TAGSlast_img read more

Herbalife shows new vitality

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Five years later, Herbalife is in the throes of a dramatic turnaround that has seen it post record sales, double its stock price and gear up to conquer what could be its largest market yet – China. “Management has turned this around in the last two years, but they really hit their stride in the last year,” said Scott Van Winkle, managing director of investment bank Canaccord Adams in Boston. In the third quarter of 2005, the most recent period for which Herbalife has reported financial results, the company generated $401 million in net sales, a record quarter. Net income was $27.1 million, compared with $11.5 million in the same quarter of 2004. Herbalife will release full 2005 financial results on Feb. 21. Analysts are expecting annual earnings per share of $1.52. In 2004, Herbalife posted full-year earnings per share of 27 cents. Excluding one-time items, the company had projected earnings of 87 cents per share. CEO Michael Johnson and Greg Probert, president and chief operating officer, beefed up research to update Herbalife’s product line from its staple of weight-management, nutrition and skin care offerings to include items for fitness, endurance and children. Herbalife has rolled out at least one new product every year. Last year, it began offering an effervescent drink called Liftoff aimed at the youth and energy drink market. They also launched a heart-health line called Niteworks and a vitamin-based skin care product called NouriFusion. To keep recruiting and retention of its distributors strong, the company plans to roll out a Web site later this year to let customers place orders directly, while still funneling the sales through distributors, who number 1 million in 60 nations. The number of distributors in the higher-selling supervisor tier, seen as a key barometer of Herbalife’s sales potential, has been on the rise. Johnson, who has run triathlons, has also been keen on burnishing Herbalife’s image by sponsoring athletic events such as the Michelob Ultra London Triathlon and the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. The company also sponsors the AVP Pro Volleyball Tournament in the United States. Johnson and Probert, former Walt Disney Co. executives, were brought in by venture capital firms J.H. Whitney & Co., of Stamford, Conn., and Golden Gate Capital Inc., of San Francisco, which bought Herbalife in 2002 for about $685 million. The company’s market capitalization is now $2.37 billion. An initial public stock offering in December 2004 raised more than $200 million. The two buyout firms took out $400 million in a secondary stock offering a year later. Herbalife shares have traded in a 52-week range of $14.52 to $35.55 and closed at $35 on Tuesday. Herbalife has had to fight some legal battles along the way, including claims that its products contained the stimulant ephedra, a shareholder lawsuit over Hughes’ attempt to buy back the company in 2000, and a class-action suit filed by low-level Herbalife distributors accusing the company and a group of high-ranking distributors of operating a pyramid scheme. Herbalife settled the suits. Johnson waves off the notion that he’s behind a sweeping change at Herbalife. “You call it a turnaround; we call it a fixer-upper,” said Johnson, 51, explaining that his management team has sought to build on the foundation left by Hughes. Hughes launched Herbalife International in 1980 when he was just 24, but soon found himself on the defensive. He tussled against the California attorney general, who sued Herbalife, alleging that the company used an illegal pyramid scheme and made false medical claims. The suit was settled in 1986. Nevertheless, the company’s business thrived as people became more concerned about eating healthily and losing weight. Hughes was found dead at 44 in his $25 million Malibu home. The coroner’s report said he died of an accidental overdose of alcohol and a prescription antidepressant – a blow to the image of healthy living Hughes had cultivated as head of Herbalife. Before Johnson, two other chief executives tried to lead Herbalife but the focus soon turned toward selling the company. Herbalife lost ground while other direct-sellers incorporated Internet technology and other advances. “No capital investment, no real active management, no new product innovation or development, really nothing was being done for a few years,” Van Winkle said. The leadership vacuum brought infighting between high-ranking distributors, prompting some to leave, recalled Gabriel Sandoval of El Dorado Hills, a 13-year veteran of Herbalife and one of its biggest U.S. distributors. “It was a really hard time for me, a really hard time for everybody,” said Sandoval, 58. “Now, everything is in place. We believe again.” Sandoval, who described Hughes as a father figure, said Johnson has tapped into that same style while giving distributors a greater say in how the company operates. Johnson and Probert sought to put more local control in their regional markets, which saw brisk growth last year. Net sales in the Americas in the third quarter of 2005 rose to $180.7 million from $116.1 million in the year-ago period. Sales in Mexico more than doubled, while sales in Brazil were up 71.2 percent. Net sales in the United States increased 15.1 percent while sales in Europe were basically flat with a 2.8 percent increase. Next up on Herbalife’s crosshairs is expansion in China. In December, that nation changed laws that had restricted all but a few direct-selling companies from doing business there. Herbalife has applied for a license and Probert expects it will be granted later this year. The company has lured Percy Chin, the architect of Amway’s $2 billion China operations, to lead its launch. “I believe Herbalife is going to have significant success in China; I think their product is very well suited,” analyst Van Winkle said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Herbalife International thrived under founder Mark Hughes. Handsome, young and buoyed by his rags-to-riches story, Hughes built a billion-dollar business over two decades by inspiring legions of people around the world to buy and sell his nutritional supplements and other health products. But his death in 2000 from a drug and alcohol overdose sent the company reeling. Sales lagged in the U.S., Herbalife’s biggest market, as the company tried to manage without Hughes through a shuffle of top management that ultimately opted to sell the company. last_img read more

Brexit protests to take place along Donegal border ahead of major EU Summit

first_imgMajor demonstrations are to take place along the Donegal-Derry border tomorrow (Weds) ahead of an EU summit on Thursday. The EU’s chief negotiator has said a Brexit deal could still be struck this week despite it becoming “more difficult” to reach an agreement.Michel Barnier, who will update EU ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg later, has previously said “big gaps” remained between the UK and EU. However, Britain has been accused of “dragging the North of Ireland with it against the democratic wishes of the majority of the population” ahead of the major summit.Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) have organised peaceful protests ahead of the meeting between the EU and UK on Thursday.Dermot O’Hara, Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) spokesperson, said: “On Wednesday we are asking people to come out to one of the main border crossings – Bridgend, Killea or Muff at 8pm to show their anger at a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, and to light a beacon, torch or some other form light to show our implacable opposition to being dragged out of the EU. “Everyone will be affected by Brexit including students and universities, community workers and community services, trade unionists and working conditions, cross border workers, people with disabilities who will lose some of their rights and business people.“We want people to make their own ‘location sign’, poster, banner or flag and to send pictures and videos to @BCAB4EU with the hashtag #NoBorisBorder and also tag Border Communities Against Brexit on Facebook, let’s break the internet.“This will allow for the extent of the protests to be seen all around the world and in Brussels, Dublin and London.”Brexit protests to take place along Donegal border ahead of major EU Summit was last modified: October 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Brexitlast_img read more

SA’s soccer ‘Girls’ growing up

first_img31 March 2004South Africa’s women’s soccer team have come a long way since they were first assembled as a national squad in 1993. Banyana Banyana – “The Girls” – are now ranked second in Africa, pushed Nigeria to the brink at the 2003 All Africa Games, and came within one goal of qualifying for the 2004 Olympics.At the 2003 All Africa Games in Nigeria, they defeated the much-fancied Cameroon side to reach the finals, where they faced Nigeria’s Super Falcons, the undisputed women’s soccer champions on the continent.Banyana lost 1-0 – the winner eventually coming four minutes from time – a huge improvement over their previous match-ups, in which the Nigerians had humiliated the South Africans by wide margins.The SA women’s leagueWomen in South Africa have been playing club soccer for decades, albeit on a disjointed and local basis. There are currently more than 300 women’s soccer clubs in the SA Football Association’s (Safa’s) 25 regions, with a pool of about 50 000 players.However, the Western and Eastern Cape and parts of Gauteng have better organised leagues and clubs that play regularly, and the core of the Banyana team is drawn from these three regions.The Safa/Sanlam National Women’s League was launched in 2001 and involves the 300 women’s club sides from all Safa regions. Each region fields a minimum of eight teams who play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The nine provincial winners contest a national tournament to decide the national women’s club champion.Although the women’s league is not yet a professional one, the talent and enthusiasm of the club players makes for a strong pool from which the national side can draw. Banyana’s first captain, Desiree Ellis, said of the earlier days of the squad: “I often told the other Banyana players that we are playing for fame and not for fortune.”The worst defeat ever suffered by coach Gregory Mashilo’s side was on the recent tour of China, where Banyana played two games against China to prepare for the All Africa Games. They conceded 21 goals in two matches, losing 8-0 in the first and 13-0 in the second.Mashilo said the tour was an eye-opener. “It is water under the bridge now. I identified our weaknesses. We need to re-group and focus.”Regional champs, Africa’s secondBanyana have played a series of friendly games and competitions since they were established. In southern Africa, the only tough opponents for the South Africans have been Zimbabwe and Zambia, although Banyana have come out winners against both in a number of encounters.But Banyana have come unstuck on a number of occasions against Nigeria’s tough-as-teak Falcons. Other tough opponents for Banyana have been international opponents and West and North African squads, including Ghana and Morocco.Banyana easily won the inaugural Cosafa Women’s Tournament in April 2002 when they defeated hosts Zimbabwe in the finals. The tournament featured 10 teams from southern Africa, with hosts Zimbabwe allowed to fields two teams for the event.On their way to the finals, Banyana walloped Botswana (14-0), Mozambique (13-0), Zambia (3-1) and Swaziland (4-0) in their group matches.Banyana were not intimidated by a partisan 35 000-strong crowd at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare as they beat the Zimbabweans 2-1 to lift the southern African women’s cup.Veronica Phewa, who plays for a KwaZulu-Natal women’s club, and Portia Modise of Soweto Ladies, have an insatiable appetite at scoring goals. Phewa scored 17 times in five games during the tournament in Zimbabwe.International talent scouts have been watching the exploits of Banyana’s players; four players – Modise, Phewa, Mpumi Nyandeni and Antonio Carelse – were invited to the UK for trials with English Premiership side Arsenal in 2003.During their stay they played in three friendly matches. Phewa scored five goals against a touring Japanese side, while Modise scored two goals.Road to Athens 2004Bafana narrowly lost out to Nigeria in the race to be Africa’s sole representative in women’s soccer at the Athens Olympics.In their first Olympic qualifier in October 2003, Banyana walloped Namibia 13-0 in the first leg, then went on to beat them 8-0 in front of their home crowd in Windhoek in November.In their second qualifier, they beat Angola 8-5 on aggregate, a 6-2 home win in Johannesburg in February making up for their 2-3 loss in Luanda in January.In the final qualifying matches, played in March, Banyana drew 2-all with Nigeria in Pretoria before losing 1-0 in Abuja, giving the Nigerians a 3-2 aggregate win.Banyana pushed the Super Falcons close, however, despite going into the match with a side weakened by a serious bout of food poisoning – and further weakened in the 63rd minute when Martha Malaku was sent off for tripping a goal-bound Stella Mbachu.That’s as close as any South African soccer team has ever come to beating a side from Africa’s top footballing nation. Now, finally, maybe, South African supporters will start to give the women’s game the respect it deserves. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Pork-A-Palooza May 19

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Ohio Pork Council will be hosting the Pork-a-Palooza, featuring: bacon, BBQ and beer at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The event will be held from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., and will feature pork products and sides from local food trucks and restaurants. Pork producers and consumers are invited to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with music, food, beverages, children’s inflatables and educational opportunities. Tickets are $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased online at pork-a-palooza.com or on the day of the event.last_img read more

The Future of Microsoft’s Xbox? Interactive “TV”

first_imgTags:#365 Days#film#gaming#Microsoft#web#YouTube Related Posts The future of Microsoft’s Xbox appears to be moving briskly toward interactive TV, based on a high-profile hire of CBS Entertainment’s former television chief and the launch of two interactive TV “programs” that tap into Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral. This week, Microsoft hired Nancy Tellem, the former CBS exec, to run a dedicated Xbox content studio. As Microsoft’s new Entertainment & Digital Media president. Tellem will work under Don A. Mattrick, the president of the company’s Interactive Entertainment Business. That’s the unit that developed the Xbox, the Kinect and the Mediaroom software that quietly powers a number of the world’s set-top boxes.This means the woman who greenlit hits like “CSI,” “Survivor,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The King of Queens” – and helped create “Friends” and “ER” – is now developing content for Microsoft. Wow.Tellem’s new studio will design “interactive and linear content for Xbox and other devices,” according to Microsoft. “In addition to running the production studio, she will help spearhead the company’s efforts to turn Xbox into a destination where consumers can enjoy all their entertainment in one place.”Microsoft Wants To Lure New ContentAccording to analyst Richard Doherty, who tracks the intersection of technology and content for the Envisioneering Group, Tellem will be responsible for luring new content to the Microsoft Xbox platform, competing with Google’s YouTube and Netflix in what he characterized as a bidding war. She also will be tasked with working with content providers to help develop content like the two new Kinect programs, “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV”, that launched Tuesday.The Xbox remains the most socially connected entertainment platform, Doherty said, despite the Sony PlayStation’s best efforts. And that is going to appeal to Hollywood’s content mavens.“J.J. Abrams was constrained by what ABC could do with ‘Lost,‘” Doherty said. “There wasn’t Twitter when it started – the show would still flash ‘Go to lost.abc.com’ when the show aired. When I talked to Abrams years ago at a Digital Hollywood [conference] with his production team that was with him, they were planning for social media that wasn’t there yet.”“[Tellem] probably is the most important influx of new DNA, entertainment DNA, into a tech company, since Terry Semel at Yahoo,” Doherty said, referring to the former co-chief executive of Warner Bros. who was ousted in 2007 after netting more than $500 million in stock and other compensation.Coincidentally or not, Microsoft on Tuesday also announced the release of two interactive pieces of content that bring a new dimension to the concept of “program”: Kinect Sesame Street TV and Kinect Nat Geo TV. Both pieces of interactive software ask the children watching them to participate, such as clapping their hands or jumping up and down. Xbox: Stumbling Toward Interactive TVThe Xbox, of course, began life as a game console, adding downloadable movies to the Xbox 360 way back in 2006 with the Xbox Live Marketplace. Netflix added streaming movies to the platform in the summer of 2008. Microsoft’s Kinect ushered in a new level of interactivity in 2010, but only to games specifically designed for the motion-sensing peripheral. Kinect’s voice commands could also be used to seek out TV shows and movies as a voice-operated remote control. In December 2011, Microsoft added the ability to retrieve programming from Verizon FiOS and Comcast’s Xfinity services via the Xbox interface.Microsoft first tried its hand at TV-inspired interactivity in 2009 with “1 vs. 100 Live” and “1 vs. 100 Extended Play,” two related shows that let Xbox players compete – live – in a virtual version of the TV game show 1 vs. 100. Over two seasons, U.S. and U.K. players could participate in hosted live events that ran between 30 minutes and two hours. The show was entirely free, with revenue generated from advertisements, just like “real” TV.“Gaming is usually a premeditated experience where you know what you want to play ahead of time,“ said Manuel Bronstein, director of 1 vs 100, told The Los Angeles Times in 2009. “We wanted to create an impulsive experience that players might discover in the same way they flip on the TV and browse the channels.”According to reports, however, the show suffered from lack of revenues because Microsoft shuffled it around too much internally, not devoting enough resources to sales and marketing. markhachman Kinect Sesame Street: A Glimpse Of The Future?Leticia Barr, the founder of the Tech Savvy Mama blog, and one of the testers for “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV”, said that her kids couldn’t really tell whether the games were a TV show or not.“They were talking about that was kind of a show, but there were times when we could go in and play, with the favorite characters, and they were talking about how this was a hybrid of a show and a game at the same time,” Barr said. “It wasn’t one or the other. It was this very fluid combination of both.”(Both “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV” are available in disc form and as a download through via Xbox Live, according to the Associated Press. For $30, users can purchase a package that includes eight 30-minute episodes on two discs. Users can also purchase single episodes for $5.)Making Cents Of It AllIn Dec. 2011, Microsoft refreshed its Xbox Live software, adding new movie and television content the more than 65 entertainment apps already available – including Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, MLB.TV, ESPN, YouTube and VEVO. Global video consumption on Xbox Live has increased 140% during the past year, Microsoft said, with more consumers watching video than using the Xbox to play games.“Whether you are voting for your favorite contestant on a TV show or playing a game, entertainment is becoming more personalized and social, driven by the Internet and new tools to interact with content,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, and Tellem’s boss, in a statement. “We are embarking on a new chapter with the creation of a studio dedicated to making original interactive and linear content…”Tellem’s role appears to be designed to make sense of this combination of original programming, interactive television and interactivity. Don’t be surprised to see Tellem orchestrate deals that include Xbox SmartGlass the second-screen, tablet-based control app that Microsoft revealed in June. And having spent time as Les Moonves’ right-hand woman, Tellem has the clout in Hollywood to equal Robert Kyncl, the global head of content at Google/YouTube.According to Doherty, Microsoft’s combination of pre-recorded content, interactivity and an online Internet connection offers a combination no rival can match.“There are producers that the networks are not appreciating enough, and have tremendous ideas for social media – when everybody gets excited – oh my gosh, ‘30 Rock’ is going to be filmed live!’” he said. “We’re talking episode-and-a-half sort of scenarios, multiple-ending sort of things. The talent in L.A. and London and Mumbai, they’ve got the ideas that Microsoft is better positioned to deliver on than anyone else, with Apple as a last resort.”Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. 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Prosecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The attorney for Woods says the golfer will not attend his arraignment on a driving under the influence charge. Under court rules, Woods’ attorney can enter a not guilty plea on his behalf Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Any other plea would require Woods’ attendance.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program, a prosecutor said Wednesday.Woods, 41, was charged with driving under the influence in May when he was found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz, apparently under the influence of a prescription painkiller and sleeping medication. No alcohol was found in his system.ADVERTISEMENT Woods did not appear at the Palm Beach County courthouse for his arraignment. Prosecutor Adrienne Ellis said the golf superstar agreed to plead guilty at an Oct. 25 hearing and enter the county’s program for first-time DUI offenders.“He is not being treated any different than anyone else,” Ellis said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWoods’ attorney, Douglas Duncan, entered a not guilty plea to the DUI charge on Woods’ behalf and declined comment as he left the courthouse.Under the plea deal, prosecutors would drop the DUI charge, which is a more severe charge than reckless driving. If he completes the program, he can ask a judge to expunge the reckless driving conviction. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Woods announced last month he had completed treatment at an out-of-state clinic to deal with his use of prescription medications.His 79 PGA Tour victories and 14 major titles both rank No. 2 all-time. He has not competed since February because of his back injury and is not expected to return this year. His last win was in August 2013. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ View comments Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH In the diversion program, Woods will spend a year on probation, pay a $250 fine and court costs, attend DUI school and perform 50 hours of community service. He would also have to attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged and face other conditions. Since the program began four years ago, almost 2,400 defendants have enrolled, according to the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.If convicted of DUI, Woods would have faced a fine of between $500 and $1,000, had his car impounded for 10 days and other conditions. He also could have been jailed for up to six months, although that was unlikely, received probation and lost his driver’s license for six months to a year.The DUI arrest was the first time Woods had been in trouble since Thanksgiving weekend 2009, when he plowed his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his then-Windermere, Florida, home. That led to revelations that he had multiple extramarital affairs and a divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren, the mother of his two children. He spent 45 days in a Mississippi clinic where he was treated for sex addiction.Woods was arrested at 2 a.m. May 29 about 15 miles from his home in Jupiter, Florida, when officers found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked awkwardly on the side of the road and had damage to the driver’s side. It’s not clear how he damaged the car. Officers checked the area but didn’t find that he had hit anything.Woods didn’t know where he was when asked by officers, and he stumbled and swayed through a field sobriety test, police dashboard camera video showed. Woods told officers he was taking the painkiller Vicodin and Xanax, which treats anxiety and insomnia, to cope with his fourth back surgery in April.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more