Worth the trip for Racela after FEU win over UP

first_imgTaal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Racela arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 12:30 p.m. and he arrived at MOA Arena 30 minutes later, giving him three hours to prepare for the game against UP.Arriving at the venue, however, wasn’t the end of Racela’s worries after the Tamaraws squandered a 17-point lead, 60-43, after going scoreless in the final six minutes of regulation.The Fighting Maroons outscored the Tams, 26-9, in the fourth to head into overtime tied at 69-all.Big shots from Ken Tuffin and a Wendell Comboy pull-up jumper with 18.3 seconds won it for FEU (4-4), which grabbed a share for the third spot with University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle.UP, meanwhile, stayed in the second spot with a 5-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown “Beating the No. 2 team shows that we can compete but you have to show that kind of game for that to happen,” said Racela. “Everyone has to contribute. We’re hoping we could sustain that.” LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacueescenter_img Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Mommy’s medal: Nia Ali, mother of 2, closes worlds with hurdles title MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘People evacuated on their own’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down FEU coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—To say that Olsen Racela had an eventful weekend would be an understatement.Racela, the Far Eastern University head coach, was in another time zone just hours before FEU took on University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament as he served his duties as Barangay Ginebra’s assistant coach in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT The Gin Kings played at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, losing to NLEX, 113-111, in overtime and that extra frame compounded Racela’s worries as he had to rush to Dubai International Airport and arriving at the gates less than two hours before his 9:40 p.m. flight on Saturday in Dubai (1:45 am Sunday in the Philippines).Racela’s exhausting journey from Dubai to Manila, however, had one sweet reward with the Tamaraws winning in overtime, 82-79, over the Fighting Maroons at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“It’s hard but looking at these young men and their desire to win, how much they wanted it, you can see how much they wanted the victory,” said Racela in Filipino. “My fatigue, my sleepiness, and all the things I went through, was all worth it.”“Actually with the way we played, the result was a bonus. My journey was worth it.”last_img read more

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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Forestieri penalty seals win for Owls

first_img Fernando Forestieri is congratulated after scoring from the spot 1 Sheffield Wednesday denied Huddersfield a return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win at the John Smith’s Stadium.Fernando Forestieri’s second-half penalty was enough to separate the sides in a thunderous Yorkshire derby played out in front of a crowd of 22,368 – Huddersfield’s biggest league attendance on this ground.Wednesday’s second away win of the season boosts their own promotion aspirations, with the Terriers failing to win at home for the first time this season.The hosts were without injured pair Joe Lolley and Sean Scannell, so David Wagner brought in Kasey Palmer and Rajiv van La Parra.Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal made four changes to the side beaten by Brighton on home soil last time out, with David Jones, Liam Palmer, Sam Hutchinson and Gary Hooper all handed starts.The visitors started at a frantic pace, with Forestieri getting clear down the left in the fourth minute and his cut back eventually falling for Kieran Lee, whose effort deflected behind.From the resulting Jones corner Daniel Pudil missed a good chance at the back post, and when the ball was worked back out to Jones on the right the former Burnley midfielder’s cross cannoned back off the crossbar.Huddersfield grew into the game, with Aaron Mooy pulling the strings in midfield.Nahki Wells found space down the left after 11 minutes but Elias Kachunga could not get enough purchase on his header.Chris Lowe’s 20th-minute corner was only cleared as far as Australian Mooy, whose powerful 25-yarder fizzed over the bar.Palmer and Van La Parra combined down the left on 31 minutes, with the latter picking out Kachunga only for Keiren Westwood to keep out his low effort.Two minutes later Palmer cut inside from the right and Westwood had to be at his best to parry a low 20-yarder round the post.Four minutes after the break Forestieri was sent scampering clear, but although his delicate finish beat keeper Danny Ward it bounced back off the face of the post.Forestieri smashed in the opener in the 67th minute from the penalty spot after Van La Parra used his hand to block a Tom Lees effort.Mooy fired a free-kick over and substitute Jack Payne saw his effort headed over the bar as the hosts tried to respond, while at the other end Lee picked out Hooper at the back post but he could not direct his header on target.Lee headed Kachunga’s effort off the line with 10 minutes remaining, although the Owls survived comfortably after that and Tom Palmer should have wrapped up the points when he was played in by Hooper but shot straight at Ward.last_img read more

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Postmortem exam confirms chronic brain injury in BC rodeo star Ty Pozzobon

first_imgSEATTLE – Neurologists from the University of Washington say a champion bull rider from British Columbia who died by suicide had a chronic brain condition.Ty Pozzobon, 25, died in January and his family said they suspected his death was related to repeated head injuries and concussions sustained during his rodeo career.The family donated his brain to the University of Washington’s school of medicine neuropathology in Seattle, where doctors concluded Pozzobon had chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE.The university said in a news release tests also confirmed evidence of chronic traumatic axonal injury, a key predictor of head trauma and an injury Pozzobon was identified as having before his death.The university said Pozzobon, who was from Merritt, is the first confirmed case of CTE in a professional bull rider.Dr. C. Dirk Keene said in an interview CTE, which is only diagnosed post-mortem, has been found most commonly in professional and college football players, other contact sport athletes and military personnel.Researchers’ understanding of the condition is still limited, said Keene, who is chair in neuropathology at the university.People diagnosed with CTE are also frequently known to have suffered from mental health issues including depression and suicide, but the link between the conditions is unclear, he said.Dr. Christine MacDonald, an associate professor of neurological surgery at the university, said brain injuries more broadly have been associated with mental health issues.“It is repeatedly reported that there are increased incidents of mental health symptoms and psychiatric diagnosis following traumatic brain injury, so much so that nowadays they call it a co-morbid condition, meaning that the head injury happens and mental health or psychiatric symptoms follow,” she said.Their findings can inform future research on prevention including helmet design and early screening of young athletes, MacDonald said.Keene said more testing of Pozzobon’s brain tissue is expected to contribute to other studies on brain injuries that will ultimately improve the understanding of how and why CTE occurs.Pozzobon’s family said the test results can help other athletes follow their passion but in a smarter way that includes listening to the advice of medical professionals.“Ty’s passing has brought so much sorrow and pain to all, we hope everyone, specifically athletes, understand that we need to educate each other with regards to head injuries, both short- and long-term impacts,” the family said in a statement.Pozzobon was the 2016 Professional Bull Riders Canada champion and a four-time world finalist finishing a career-high fourth last year.Professional Bull Riders Canada says athlete health and welfare is of the utmost importance to the organization and it is continuing to work with other organizations and professionals to develop advanced protective equipment.The organization is also finalizing a wellness program for competitors that includes mental health counselling, access to neurologists and general safety education that is expected to launch next year, it said in a statement.— By Linda Givetash in Vancouver.last_img read more

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From The Warriors To The Knicks How Were Predicting The 201819 NBA

Clippers143433-49202412<1<1 Pelicans155545-37119731<1 EFFICIENCY RKCHANCE TO … Pistons148940-42191258<1<1 Warriors175163-1913>9961%49% Projections for the 2018-19 Western ConferenceEfficiency rankings and playoff probabilities for the 2018-19 Western Conference, according to FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO model Hornets147438-44132346<1<1 As of Oct. 14, 2018 Bulls136727-5526265<1<1 EFFICIENCY RKCHANCE TO … Timberwolves155945-37521741<1 76ers161753-2912298195 The favorites: Obviously, the Warriors are big favorites to win the West for a fifth straight season, with a 61 percent chance of returning to the NBA Finals yet again. Sure, the Rockets pushed Golden State to the brink during last year’s playoffs, and they added one-time superstar Carmelo Anthony over the summer, but the Warriors still have a sizable talent edge — even after accounting for the injury time likely to be missed by prized free-agent pickup DeMarcus Cousins. Houston does headline the next tier of Western challengers, though — a group that also includes the surprising Jazz and the steady Thunder (who could be better after ditching Anthony2A classic case of addition by subtraction. and trading for Dennis Schroder). But who are we kidding? It’s the Warriors’ title to win. Again.Moving up? After improving to 46 wins last year from 40 the previous season, the Nuggets could still be on the rise in 2019 — our model calls for 50 wins in Denver. Likewise, the Lakers should be the league’s biggest gainer this year after signing some guy from Ohio over the summer. LeBron James’s new team is a strange mishmash of spare veteran parts that may not fully mesh together, but it still has an 84 percent chance of getting the franchise back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. And despite losing Cousins, the Pelicans could end up vying for 50 wins again after snagging Julius Randle from the Lakers (particularly if Anthony Davis keeps playing like an MVP).Moving down? The West’s middle class has a few contenders to be the conference’s least-improved team: First, the Blazers appear to be headed for a regression after playing over their heads last season, flaming out in the playoffs and doing little to improve over the summer. Also, the Spurs will test Gregg Popovich’s legendary coaching acumen with a threadbare roster that was made even worse by recent injuries such as guard Dejounte Murray’s preseason ACL tear. Every year, Popovich seems to defy the doomsayers, but there are limits. And the Clippers could take a step back in a full season spent without both DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. Plus we have to provisionally place the Timberwolves in this category, given the drama involving Jimmy Butler. We still project them to win 45 games after incorporating some probability3Specifically, the admittedly nebulous guess of a 50-50 chance. that Butler won’t take the floor for them, but that number would drop to 40 wins if Butler does actually leave.Lottery watch: With Mike Conley back in the lineup and a few new faces on board, the Grizzlies could be one of the most improved teams in the league — but that still probably won’t be enough to pull them into the playoff picture. (We give them a 12 percent postseason probability.) The rest of the West’s bottom-feeders are even further out of contention: The Mavericks, Suns and Kings each have less than a 4 percent chance of making the playoffs. That might change slightly if Dallas rookie Luka Doncic outplays CARMELO’s bearish projection, but most likely all three teams will be vying for the first pick in the draft, with the Kings having an edge in the race to the bottom. Grizzlies143633-49281012<1<1 Cavaliers139630-52212711<1<1 Pacers152043-391613772<1 Kings133023-592429<1<1<1 The NBA is back in action this week, which means it’s time to fire up our NBA predictions again and see what the league’s future might hold. You may be surprised to learn that the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets look good on paper, while the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings … don’t.OK, so that’s not really surprising at all. But in the vast space between the favorites and bottom-feeders, there are still some interesting storylines and players to watch. And we’ll be bringing you a new way to follow those developments all season long after a tweak to the way we make predictions this year. Scroll down to the bottom if you want the full details, but in a nutshell, our interactive page now contains two projection options: pure Elo and CARMELO.1Better known as the Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization. The former is well-known to FiveThirtyEight readers — it’s the simple version that appears on our franchise history pages — but the latter is more complex, using team depth charts and constantly updating player ratings to track just how much talent is on each team (after accounting for trades, injuries and disgruntled teammates).Let’s tip things off with a look at our preseason CARMELO projections for each conference, starting with the dominant West: Hawks137328-5430176<1<1 Jazz163655-271419884 Trail Blazers150139-43151834<1<1 Projections for the 2018-19 Eastern ConferenceEfficiency rankings and playoff probabilities for the 2018-19 Eastern Conference, according to FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO model Spurs147237-45171925<1<1 TEAMCARMELOPROJ. RECORDOFF.DEF.MAKE PLAYOFFSMake finalsWIN TITLE Mavericks138928-5429203<1<1 Celtics163354-286599269 Thunder162553-29479574 Wizards156948-3410119292 MethodologyFor those seeking more details on our new model, welcome! We haven’t changed much as it pertains to these preseason forecasts — they’re still based on our CARMELO projections for each player, combined with depth charts for every team, and we still factor in playoff experience in our simulations for the postseason. The real change will come once the season begins, at which time we will begin updating player talent ratings on the fly during the campaign.Those ratings will be based on 2018-19 Box Plus/Minus and Real Plus-Minus numbers as they are released by Basketball-Reference.com and ESPN, respectively. Starting with a given weight assigned to our preseason CARMELO offensive and defensive plus-minus ratings,4Based on how much of a sample size went into the ratings — so rookies get less weight on their prior ratings. we mix in current-season performance in proportion with a player’s 2018-19 playing time to generate new ratings that balance between our preseason projections and a player’s in-season performance.Those numbers will feed into our depth charts to fuel each team’s CARMELO rating, a best guess at the amount of talent on the roster at a given moment. At first, these will use preseason playing-time estimates except in the cases of major injuries and trades; we’re still tinkering with how to handle smaller transactions and changes in expected minutes during the season. (Stay tuned for updates about subsequent versions of this new model!) Then we use those ratings within an Elo-like framework to simulate out the rest of the season and playoffs.5Like we do in our other models, we run these simulations “hot,” meaning the ratings change with each simulated game going forward to reflect the variance in how a team’s season could potentially play out.All of this means that we are retiring our old friend the “CARM-Elo” rating, which was always an uneasy compromise between basic Elo and a more complicated depth chart-based system. You might be wondering why we’re making this change; the rationale lies with how our in-season projections have handled dominant superteams like the Warriors, who have effectively rendered the regular season meaningless.6Or, at least, even more meaningless than usual. It’s not as though the NBA regular season was ever the most consequential affair. While our preseason forecasts usually perform quite well in various prediction contests,7Except for that one year when we didn’t use Real Plus-Minus in CARMELO — but we don’t talk about that. ;) our in-season updating process was flawed for a number of reasons: We accounted for injuries and trades only indirectly (through game results), and those game results could also be highly misleading, particularly down the stretch as powerhouse teams rested players — or simply coasted to reserve energy for the playoffs. Our new CARMELO system, then, will update in an almost opposite way: It will pick up on team performance indirectly (as players’ individual numbers rise or fall) but will be grounded in who is on each team — and how good our algorithm thinks they are.As for our pure Elo forecast, it’s based on a two-track Elo system, in which each team simultaneously maintains a faster-moving “regular-season Elo” and a slower-moving “playoff Elo.” A team’s playoff Elo tends to reduce the effect of late-season wins and losses, and we’ve found it to be a bit more predictive of playoff success historically.You can find both systems on our 2018-19 NBA predictions page, with CARMELO as the default. (But you can toggle between the two.) Because it addresses many of the old method’s shortcomings, we think our new CARMELO system will improve predictions and give you a better glimpse into what’s going on in the NBA. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading, and we look forward to spending another basketball season with you. TEAMCARMELOPROJ. RECORDOFF.DEF.MAKE PLAYOFFSMake finalsWIN TITLE Magic142232-50251519<1<1 Suns136126-5622301<1<1 Heat150341-41236652<1 Nets145536-46182234<1<1 Nuggets158750-323259131 Bucks155547-35916886<1 Knicks132623-5927281<1<1 Raptors165556-2674>9934%12% Lakers158248-348148431 As of Oct. 14, 2018 The favorites: A season after battling for the East’s top record — then promptly being demolished by the Cavs in the playoffs — the Raptors are back atop the conference’s projected pecking order. Who knows whether Kawhi Leonard will stay in Toronto beyond 2019, but for now, he makes the Raps (who, by the way, won’t have LeBron around in the conference playoffs to torment them anymore) favorites to advance to their first-ever NBA Final. Of course, the Celtics will have something to say about that with Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving returning from injury, and they’ve had a tendency to outperform these kinds of projections under coach Brad Stevens anyway. And the Sixers are hoping to put a chaotic offseason behind them, building on last year’s breakout with more stellar play from Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Our model doesn’t expect much from former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz, so anything he provides could give Philly extra upside.Moving up? The Bucks are a perennial pick to make “The Leap” behind MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo, though they haven’t quite put it all together yet. Our model still has faith; it calls for an improved record in Milwaukee — and an outside chance at an NBA Finals berth. Similarly, the Wizards always tantalize with potential before finding ways to disappoint, but better health from John Wall and, yes, the upgrade from Marcin Gortat to Dwight Howard (who still brings defensive value) has our model optimistic about Washington’s chances. Finally, the Hornets are looking to bounce back from two straight nightmarish 36-win campaigns, and they have the talent to at least challenge for a .500 record and a playoff berth in 2019.Moving down? No team will fall harder in 2019 than the Cavaliers, who may belong in the lottery conversation below after losing LeBron James again via free agency. Despite what Tristan Thompson thinks, don’t expect a fifth-straight Finals appearance for the Cavs, or anything close to it. The Pacers and Heat, two feel-good surprise teams from a season ago, could also see a drop-off: Miami mostly stood pat with a roster that was scarcely better than league average, while Indiana’s acquisition of FiveThirtyEight favorite Tyreke Evans might not be enough to offset the regression due for a team that probably overachieved last year. Lastly, the Pistons aren’t projected to get any better, and that alone is bad news for a team that missed the playoffs last year despite going all-in on a midseason trade for Griffin. We give Detroit a bit above a coin-flip’s shot at the postseason but little chance to do any damage once there.Lottery watch: The bottom of the East is a disaster zone. A couple of bad teams from 2018 (the Nets and Magic) are slowly moving more toward respectability — if not playoff contention — but the Hawks, Bulls and Knicks figure to be among the league’s worst yet again. New York in particular has the worst CARMELO rating in the NBA, after accounting for the fact that Kristaps Porzingis might play only minimally this season (if at all). After potentially missing the playoffs for a sixth straight season, the best the Knicks can hope for might be a return to the days of frozen envelopes in the draft lottery. Rockets166256-262898159 read more

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Heat wave continues no rain in forecast – Tropics quiet

first_img Related Items:heat wave, provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Energy Town Meeting for Provo New York Dancers share talent in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Aug 2015 – As for the weather; maybe by Monday August 17th… which is more than a week from now, Providenciales will see some rain… other than that, the heat is going to be severe – today got to a real feel of 102°. As for the tropics, they remain quiet. Recommended for you Provo now No. 4 Island; Minister commentslast_img

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Turn it tangy

first_imgDakshin that has been serving for 25 years now are up with an another delight for foodies. The restaurant presents the Moplah Food Festival. Moplah Magic is the tale comprises of how strangers came from afar, pausing briefly to trade (or perhaps looking for a home), and in Kerala they decided to stay, for hundreds of years.Despite adopting several local customs, the Moplahs have a distinct anddeveloped sub-cultural identity. And nowhere is this expressed more fiercely than in their colourful cuisine. Rice as the staple food and the use of coconut oil in cooking is common to all of Kerala. But, there are unique differences in the preparations of northern Malabar that are recognized solely as Moplah fare. Meen Varattiyathe, fish cooked in a tangy tamarind sauce will be the special attraction in the menu.Where:  Dakshin, Welcomhotel Sheraton Where : 9 – 18 Maylast_img read more

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Fourth time lucky for vexed Guj terror Bill

first_imgThe Bill had been earlier returned by the President thrice to the state government for reconsideration, when Narendra Modi was Chief Minister.The Bill, on Tuesday was passed in the state Assembly amid stiff resistance from opposition Congress, which walked out of the House over its controversial provisions, including permission to the police to intercept and record telephonic conversations and submit them in court as evidence. However, the rechristened legislation has retained controversial provisions like that of empowering of the police to tap telephonic conversations and submit them in court as evidence. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill 2015, which also makes confessions made before police admissible in court and extends the period of probe from the stipulated 90 days to 180 days, before the filing of chargesheet, was approved by a majority vote.The first version of the proposal was sent to the Centre in 2004, when Narendra Modi was Chief Minister; the Union government, headed by the BJP’s Atal Bihari Vajpayee had sent it back, asking for major changes. The coalition government led by the Congress had also objected to later versions of the Bill. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindNow that Narendra Modi has become Prime Minister with full majority at the Centre, the Anandiben Patel government in Gujarat is hopeful of getting presidential assent shortly. Making a strong case for the new Bill, Rajanikant Patel, minister of state (MOS), Home in Gujarat government said: “Terrorism knows no national boundaries and is fuelled by illegal wealth generation by contract killing, extortion, smuggling in contrabands, illegal trade in narcotics, kidnappings for ransom, collection of protection money economic offence such as running of the ponzi schemes or the multi-level marketing schemes with a view to defraud the people for obtaining the monetary benefits or large scale organised betting in any form, cyber crimes, etc. The illegal wealth and black money generated by organised crime is huge and has serious adverse effects on economy.” Patel also said: “It is noticed that the organised criminal syndicates make extensive use of wire and oral communications in their criminal activities. The interception of such communications to obtain evidence of the commission of crimes or to prevent the commission thereof is inevitable and an indispensable aid to law enforcement and administration of justice.’’ Leader of opposition (LOP) Shankarsinh Vaghela, while opposing the Bill said: “I know this will be passed by majority but we are against this Bill. If this government is so concerned about the safety of Gujarat, why they did not bring it while they were in power during Vajpayee’s seven-year tenure?”Former President APJ Abdul Kalam had in 2004 objected to the particular section-14 (telephonic interception as evidence) and returned the Bill to the Modi government to remove the clause.The Bill was again introduced on Tuesday in the House by minister of State for Home Rajnikant Patel, after which a long debate took place with the Opposition Congress demanding the removal of controversial sections.last_img read more

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Capturing the marvels of Rajasthan

first_imgIn an attempt to capture the bygone era of Rajasthan, Priyanka Banerjee travelled the length and breadth of the desert city and came out with an exhibition titled ‘Vibrant Rajsthan.’ The exhibition at India Habitat Centre depicts colourful and vivacious places of Rajasthan and its people.”The princely state of Rajasthan is replete with mesmerising forts and palaces speaking of many tales of the bygone era. Every time I visit the desert city, the architecture seems to weave tales of conquests and victories of the rulers. The glory is well preserved in the people of Rajasthan and in the majestic forts and palaces. Enduring the unmerciful desert winds and oppressing heat of the scorching sun, they have stood unshakable many sieges and have provided a safe haven for the rulers in the conflicting times,” says the artist who is inspired by the simplicity of Rabindranath Tagore. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOne look at her paintings of the bylanes of Jaisalmer, forts of Jodhpur, Rajasthani women, ruins of Chittorgarh, Udaipur palace, embellished camels and you can notice how detailed her work is; perfectly blended colours, carvings that look surreal and shadow of a single leaf falling on the perfect spot. “The interplay of light and shadows on the architectural marvels has always cast a spell on me and has compelled me to captivate the magic in my paintings. In the sunlight, the architectural marvels bask in glory and tell innumerable tales of its rich heritage. Light and shadow plays a crucial role in giving depth to the subjects. For the sake of harmony of light and darks, some parts are kept darker and others lighter, creating contrasts and guiding the viewer to the key figures, place etc. A great deal of skill is required in imparting a three dimensional effect to the paintings,” explained Priyanka who has used different mediums like watercolour on paper, acrylics on canvas, soft pastels on paper to execute the artworks on display at the exhibition which goes on till July 16.last_img read more

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We will throw the dacoit and liar Chowkidar out power and politics

first_imgNagrakata (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday sharpened her attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him a “dacoit and liar chowkidar” who looted public money during demonetisation. She accused Modi of not looking after farmers and the middle class as he was busy touring the globe for the last four and half years and telling lies ahead of elections. Banerjee also mocked Modi for making films, television serial in his name and said “Modi thinks he is bigger public figure than Mahatma Gandhi and B R Ambekdar”. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Hitting out at Modi for his comment at a public meet at Coochbehar district Sunday that she and TMC were suffering from fear psychosis of Modi, Banerjee warned him “not to dare to threaten her” as it will be his “biggest mistake”. “In the name of demonetisation he has looted public money and now ahead of elections he is acting the chowkidar. This chowkidar is a lootera and jhoota (watchman is dacoit and liar). He is using public money in elections. After looting the country he is promising Rs 1000, Rs 2000 for farmers. He should be ashamed. I have never seen such a liar prime minister in my life,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Raising the slogan “Chowkidar lootera hain” and criticising Modi’s frequent foreign visits, Banerjee said Modi has done nothing for the country in the past five years except conducting riots and looting the public money. “Out of his five years tenure, he has been touring the globe for four and half years. What was he doing when the farmers were committing suicide across the country? What was he doing when people died due to demonetisation and crores of people lost their jobs ?” the fiesty TMC boss asked. Lashing out at the BJP manifesto, which was released during the day, which promised bringing in Citizenship (Ammendment) Bill and driving out infiltrators, Banerjee cautioned that if Modi is re-elected he will turn “legal citizens into refugees”. “If you vote for them (BJP), they will turn you all into refugees in your own country. We will never allow NRC and the Citizenship Bill in our state,” she said. Continuing her tirade, Banerjee said “Now when elections are knocking at the door he (Modi) is threatening everybody and is telling lies all day. He will get the first prize if there is a competition for lying,” she said. “In this elections people will put Leukoplast on his mouth so that he can’t utter more lies. For the sake of the country he should not only be ousted from his chair (PM’s post) but also ousted from politics,” the combative TMC supremo said. If Modi had done as much work as he claims, what is the need to make movies and television serials on him, she questioned. “Has he become larger that Mahatma Gandhi and B R Ambedkar that he is making movies and opening TV channels in his name? What is his achievement,” she asked. During 2014 Modi has promised to reopen closed tea gardens. “Did they keep their promise? No. Instead, we (TMC government) have opened tea gardens,” she said. “Bengal does not believe in your culture of violence and riots. We are ready to give our lives but will never support violence,” she added.last_img read more

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