Mbala: La Salle defense not as good as last year

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters 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 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Well, Ben Mbala is not the one to forget and he knows this version of the Green Archers is far different from the unit that won the title a year ago.“I say defense, we’re not the defensive-minded team we used to be last year and that’s something we need to change,” said Mbala Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena after La Salle lost to arch rival Ateneo, 76-75.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 shutoutREAD: Ateneo sweeps first round, outlasts La SalleLa Salle’s loss to Ateneo saw it slip to 5-2, a respectable record but a far cry considering how powerful the Green Archers were last year. Read Next Pons lifts FEU over Adamson for PVL Finals berth For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “It’s only the first round, we still have a lot of time to work on our game, our team chemistry especially on defense,” said Mbala, who had 18 points and 13 rebounds against the Blue Eagles. “I’m sure coach (Aldin Ayo) and all of us players will be able to work on that.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOh how the mighty have fallen.With De La Salle’s recent slippage in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, one may be forgiven that he forgot how dominant the Green Archers back in Season 79.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Green Archers waylaid opponents in the first round of Season 79 holding them down to an average of 73 points a game while scoring 88.4 to end up with a 7-0 record.Those numbers, however, are not even close from what La Salle put up in the first seven games this season.The defending champions may be scoring more this year, averaging 96.9 points a game, but they also allow their opponents to score way more compared to last season as their points allowed skyrocketed to 90.3 points per outing.La Salle outscored opponents by 18.4 points a game in the first round of Season 79 but Season 80 saw the Green Archers take wins by an average of just 6.6 points.Mbala hopes the Archers can change their fortunes in the second half of the tournament, a stage where the Final Four picture starts to take shape.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

a month agoKlopp agent: Weather could drive him away from Liverpool

first_imgKlopp agent: Weather could drive him away from Liverpoolby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Jurgen Klopp admits he’s unsettled at Liverpool due to the local weather.Marc Kosicke says the German will consider his options in 2022.”Jurgen’s contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend,” Kosicke told Spox.”We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany.”One should not underestimate it [bad weather annoying Klopp], anyway. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’.”Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jurgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.”During the winter break in Germany, if the weather is really bad, the clubs go on vacation for two weeks, then come back and fly directly to the training camp in the sun for several days.”During this time, the coaches in England sometimes have to prepare for up to 13 games. They are already exhausted and it’s not so easy.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Georgia Cornerback Rico McGraw Injured After Taking Slap From Celebrating Coach

first_imgTwo Georgia Bulldogs football helmets sitting on a field.CLEMSON, SC – AUGUST 31: Two Georgia Bulldogs helmets sit on the field prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Today has been full of injuries in the college football world, but Georgia cornerback Rico McGraw’s has to be the weirdest. On the sideline after a play, special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler got very fired up, and gave McGraw a celebratory slap to the helmet, which apparently injured the freshman defensive back.Rico McGraw injury— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 14, 2015After the play, former Bulldogs superstar Todd Gurley joked about not being surprised. Apparently Ekeler is always a pretty high-energy guy.We all knew happy Coach Ekeler would injure a UGA player one day…— Logan Booker (@LoganMBooker) November 14, 2015Same Thing I told him when I was there lol— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) November 14, 2015Obviously this is a freak injury, and we hope McGraw is okay. Ekeler might have to go with celebratory handshakes for a while.last_img read more

Canal Plus chief Rodolphe Belmer has spoken out ag

first_imgCanal Plus chief Rodolphe Belmer has spoken out against any significant changes to the ordering of rules governing the window in which films are made available on-demand in France.Speaking at the Rencontres Cinématographiques event in Dijon on Friday, Belmer, who named last week as director-general of Canal Plus Group, said that there was no need to make any distinction between the windows for small films and major movies. While he said Canal Plus was not totally opposed to discussing an evolution of the rules, this could only be with a view to maximising the value of content and not in the name of an “ideology” that everything digital was good.Belmer’s views seem to mark a change from an indication earlier this year that Canal Plus was ready to bring forward the distribution window for certain factual and niche films, making them available in subscription VOD services 22 months after theatrical release rather than 36. Since then, however, the country’s competition regulator has ruled that Canal Plus cannot sell SVOD rights exclusively as one of the conditions for renewed approval of its 2007 merger with TPS.Belmer was speaking against the background of the enquiry by former Canal Plus chief Pierre Lescure into France’s support for the media industry and growing pressure from some quarter for changes in the way windows are structured to accommodate new digital distribution platforms.last_img read more

Apple is set to release its range of TV titles for

first_imgApple is set to release its range of TV titles for Spring or Summer 2019, according to a New York Times report.The report claims that producers and entertainment executives who have recently met with Apple executives have confirmed the date.The sources have also stated that all productions will have a “bright, optimistic” outlook to fit with the Apple brand. Last October, it had also been reported that Apple is set to shy away from nudity, violence and offensive language in its titles.While Apple spoke directly to the title, it is yet to confirm how it will distribute shows.There are currently about 12 titles that have been commissioned by Apple, which has signed deals with Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Damien Chazelle, M. Night Shyamalan, Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Wiig.Heading up the division are Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht (pictured) — the former co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television, who joined in the summer of 2017.If the reports are correct, then Apple’s titles will be released roughly around the same time as Disney’s anticipated SVOD debut.last_img read more

Improper inhaler use common in children with asthma

first_img Source: Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 17 2019In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma – the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma – researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication. Adolescents most commonly displayed critical errors in inhaler technique. They also often skipped using a spacer, which is a device that is recommended for use with an inhaler to help the right amount of asthma medication reach the lungs. Findings were published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.Related StoriesRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaGuidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in lifeResearch team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifida”We know that asthma can be well managed in the majority of patients and using your inhaler correctly is key factor to managing asthma,” says lead author Waheeda Samady, MD, hospitalist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “Improper inhaler technique can contribute to children having uncontrolled asthma and needing to come to the hospital for their asthma. Our study suggests that as healthcare providers we can do a better job showing patients and families the correct inhaler and spacer technique, and checking it frequently to ensure they master it.”Out of 113 study participants, 2-16 years of age, 42 percent missed at least one critical step in their inhaler technique. Researchers found that 18 percent did not use a spacer device with their inhaler, and that these patients were mostly older.”We see that our adolescent patients, who are transitioning to independent medication management, still need close monitoring to make sure they use their inhaler and spacer appropriately to achieve optimal asthma control,” says Dr. Samady. “Teens may feel that using a spacer is only for younger children, but using a spacer is recommended for adults as well.”Previous studies have shown that adding a spacer device to an inhaler increases the amount of asthma medication a person takes in from 34 percent to 83 percent.”Children with asthma can lead full lives if they receive the right medication at the appropriate dose, which is why correct inhaler technique is so crucial,” says Dr. Samady.last_img read more

CedarsSinais Music for Healing program provides medical benefits

first_imgHospital staffers, who sometimes congregate by patient rooms when volunteers perform, seem to benefit, too. Hedrick said when she hears a volunteer playing the piano in the Plaza Level Lobby, “I will always stay there a few minutes longer.”Related StoriesChaos in the house and asthma in children – the connectionExperts release scientific statement on predicting survival for cardiac arrest survivorsMosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission”It helps me to slow down, to regroup and to become more centered and grounded, which helps me to be more present for my patients,” she said.The performers also find the experience rewarding. Take, for example, Gregory Eichelzer, RN, MSN, who sang professionally before going into nursing. His credits include performing in the musical Evita with a company that toured Europe.These days Eichelzer, a nursing educator in the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department, makes his musical appearances at patients’ bedsides. He finds it gratifying to give patients “something that really brings them joy, and to see them just relax and have a sense of spiritual healing and psychological healing.”O’Donovan, the harpist who provided support to Woolf, started volunteering in 2003. She is an accomplished musician who played with major symphony orchestras in London. Yet she emphasized that, to volunteer, “you don’t have to be a professional [musician] and you don’t have to have a big repertoire.”She said the intention of each performer is key. Patients “sense immediately that you have ahavah,” O’Donovan said, defining the Hebrew word as “the love of your fellow man.”O’Donovan said her volunteer work is spurred by the Jewish commandment to visit the sick. “To visit the sick with a harp is even better,” she said.Daniel Oberman, who plays piano in the Plaza Level Lobby, said he didn’t realize how profoundly he would be affected when he started volunteering about six months ago.Oberman described a recent instance when an elderly, ailing man came to the lobby and sat right by him while he was playing. “He closed his eyes and he sat there for about 10 minutes and he just sort of got swept away with it. It made me feel really good that I was able to give him some peace.” Source:Cedars-Sinai Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)May 17 2019On the worst day of her life, Rebecca Woolf found comfort in the most unexpected way. As her husband lay dying in his hospital bed, the sound of a harp wafted in.Intrigued, Woolf went into the hallway to chat briefly with the harpist, Una O’Donovan. “I told her that her being there felt like a gift,” Woolf said, explaining that she believed her husband was somehow saying goodbye through the music.Then, as Woolf wrote in a post she put on Instagram, O’Donovan hugged her, cried with her and “took my hand.” Then, O’Donovan “played us two songs in his room. They were the most beautiful songs I had ever heard.”That experience last October is a touching example of work by volunteers with Cedars-Sinai’s Music for Healing program. The long-running program — which currently is looking for new volunteer performers from the community — dispatches musicians and singers to perform for patients and their loved ones. Most perform in patients’ rooms, but others play the piano in the Plaza Level Lobby.Research has found that listening to music provides many medical benefits, according to Rebecca Hedrick, MD, associate director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, which provides psychiatric care to patients throughout the medical center. Benefits include reduced levels of anxiety, blood pressure and muscle tension. Some studies also show that music helps manage pain, improves mood and shortens hospital stays.center_img What’s more, for patients, even if your family is around, there’s still a sense of isolation and loneliness, and music taps into a lot of our positive memories throughout our lives. It can evoke positive memories that can make the stressful stay of a hospital much more manageable.”Rebecca Hedrick, MD, associate director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrylast_img read more

Foxconn factory jobs touted by Trump will not come to pass

first_img Citation: Foxconn factory jobs touted by Trump will not come to pass (2019, January 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from Explore further Foxconn says no changes planned for Wisconsin project Electronics giant Foxconn reversed course and announced Wednesday that the huge Wisconsin plant that was supposed to bring a bounty of blue-collar factory jobs back to the Midwest—and was lured with billions in tax incentives—will instead be primarily a research and development center staffed by scientists and engineers. The move was decried in some quarters as a case of bait-and-switch by the Taiwan-based company, which originally planned to build high-tech liquid crystal display screens in a project President Donald Trump had proudly pointed to as a sign of a resurgence in American manufacturing.In a statement, Foxconn said it remains committed to Wisconsin and the creation of 13,000 jobs as promised. But because the global market environment that existed when the $10 billion project was announced in 2017 has shifted, “this has necessitated the adjustment of plans for all projects.””This news is devastating for the taxpayers of Wisconsin,” said Wisconsin Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, a Democrat. “We were promised manufacturing jobs. We were promised state-of-the-art LCD production. … And now, it appears Foxconn is living up to their failed track record in the U.S.—leaving another state and community high and dry.”Economic development officials and other supporters of the project urged patience, saying Foxconn still plans to invest what it promised. The White House had no immediate comment.Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple, is the world’s largest contract maker of electronics.Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn’s CEO, was quoted as telling Reuters that it is scaling back and possibly shelving plans to build display screens in Wisconsin because “we can’t compete.”Woo said that instead of a factory, Foxconn wants to create a “technology hub,” with about three-quarters of the jobs in research and development and design. Those jobs typically go to college graduates. The plant is under construction and scheduled to open in 2020.Marc Levine, senior fellow and founding director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center of Economic Development, called it “one enormous bait-and-switch.” And he scoffed at the idea that Foxconn, known for manufacturing, could transform into a research and development giant.”That’s simply not what Foxconn is,” Levine said in an email. “So the notion that there will be 13,000 research jobs at Foxconn is highly, highly unlikely.”The company initially billed the massive 20 million-square-foot (1.86 million-square-meter) Wisconsin complex as its first North American manufacturing site for the next generation of display panels to be used in a wide variety of products, including large-screen TVs, self-driving cars, notebooks and other monitors. Wisconsin state and local governments promised roughly $4 billion to Foxconn, the richest incentive package in state history and the biggest pledged by a state to a foreign corporation in U.S. history. Foxconn was required to invest $10 billion and create 13,000 jobs to get the full incentives.It had already fallen short last year, hiring 178 full-time employees rather than the 260 targeted, and failed to earn a state tax credit worth up to $9.5 million.Former Gov. Scott Walker, the Republican who brokered the deal, emphasized in a tweet Wednesday that Foxconn earns tax credits only for actual investment and job creation. “No jobs/investment? No credits. Period,” Walker tweeted.Republican legislative leaders who pushed the project blamed new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for Foxconn’s change in plans. They said he had created an air of economic uncertainty by supporting elimination of a manufacturing tax credit program.Evers was critical of Foxconn in the campaign against Walker but did not pledge to undo the deal. His top aide Joel Brennan said that the administration was surprised by the news from Foxconn. He did not address the accusations Evers was to blame.Democratic critics said the incentives promised to Foxconn were too rich, and they questioned whether the company would ever fulfill its promises.The president of Wisconsin’s Technology Council, Tom Still, said he is not surprised Foxconn wants to change course since televisions are becoming less expensive and iPhone sales are declining.Still, whose group nurtures technology in Wisconsin, said Foxconn can succeed if the plant becomes more research-oriented because its areas of interest match up with Wisconsin’s strengths, such as robotics, medical imaging and industrial imaging.Last summer, Trump highlighted his economic policies at a groundbreaking event for the Foxconn complex.”Made in the USA: It’s all happening and it’s happening very, very quickly,” the president said in June after visiting the Foxconn site. “Today we’re seeing the results of the pro-America agenda.” In this June 28, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, along with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou participate in a groundbreaking event for the new Foxconn facility in Mt. Pleasant, Wis. Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 it is shifting the focus of its planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

14K Karnataka political crisis Kumaraswamy says he will seek trust vote

first_imgPlease write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not ‘the’, n is not ‘and’). We may remove hyperlinks within comments. Recommended for you Close XGovt. to set up horticulture college near Hassan Speaker to decide on date after consulting BJP85-year-old woman dies in accidentNo threat to the govt., says Minister Revanna Digitisation of manuscripts at Oriental Research Institute in Mysuru gathers momentum A tribute to D.K. Chowta, Tulu novelist and playwright BJP now looking at outcome of Supreme Court hearing Did Karnataka CM strike first by seeking trust vote?A race against time at Vidhana SoudhaJal Shakti Abhiyan to be implemented in three taluks in Belagavi districtGovt. to set up horticulture college near Hassan Speaker to decide on date after consulting BJP85-year-old woman dies in accidentNo threat to the govt., says Minister Revanna Digitisation of manuscripts at Oriental Research Institute in Mysuru gathers momentum A tribute to D.K. Chowta, Tulu novelist and playwright BJP now looking at outcome of Supreme Court hearing Did Karnataka CM strike first by seeking trust vote?A race against time at Vidhana SoudhaJal Shakti Abhiyan to be implemented in three taluks in Belagavi districtGovt. to set up horticulture college near Hassan Speaker to decide on date after consulting BJP85-year-old woman dies in accidentNo threat to the govt., says Minister Revanna 1 / 10 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER SubmitPlease enter a valid email address. PRINT  11.40 amOnly obituary reference todayKarnataka Legislative Assembly has listed only “obituary reference” in the list of business for the day. The Legislative Assembly will assemble in the afternoon and will pay homage to former legislators and eminent personalities who passed away since February when the Assembly last met. The Assembly is usually adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to the departed souls.11.30 amBJP awaits SC rulingThe opposition BJP is awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on the petitions of the 10 rebel MLAs and the Karnataka Assembly Speaker on their resignations for its next move against the coalition government.“We are waiting for the Supreme Court verdict on the petitions of the rebel legislators and the Speaker’s plea for more time to decide on their resignations as hearing on them is scheduled later in the day for our next move in the Assembly,” Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman G. Madhusudana told IANS.11.20 amAnil Chacko Joseph, a Bengaluru resident, seeks to intervene in Supreme Court on Karnataka rebel MLAs’ plea. He says en masse resignation by Karnataka MLAs is a mockery of their electorate. They cannot be voted for one ideology and later join an ideology diametrically opposite.The apex court allowed Mr. Chacko to be heard as intervenor in the matter.— Krishnadas Rajagopal Will they, won’t they?As 20 MLAs had skipped the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Monday, it would be interesting to watch whether a group of them, allegedly staying at a hotel in Mumbai at the behest of the BJP since Saturday last, would attend the session or not on Friday. The whip issued by Ganesh Hukkeri (Congress) is virtually a warning to the MLAs that they would be disqualified under the Anti-Defection Law if they skipped the legislature proceedings.Though the Lower House listed its Friday’s agenda as “official” business, the House is unlikely to run smoothly, given the charged political atmosphere in the State. Members of the governing and Opposition parties are expected to indulge in sloganeering and blame each other for the ongoing political stalemate, unless the House is adjourned after the obituary reference.Read more The Hindu Net Desk Related TopicsKarnatakaKarnataka July 12, 2019 23:59 IST The monsoon session of Karnataka Legislature began on Friday with Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy seeking time for a trust vote.After a spate of resignations which are still under scrutiny by the Assembly Speaker, the Congress-JD(S) coalition has a strength of 100 MLAs, five fewer than the BJP.Here are the updates:2 p.m.Rayaraddi speaks about possibility of habeus corpus writ for rebel MLAsSpeaking to the press in Hubballi on Fruday, Former Minister and Congress leader Basavaraj Rayaraddi has spoken about the possibility of moving a habeus corpus application before the court with regard to the disgruntled MLAs who are now in Mumbai.Mr. Rayaraddi termed the incident as a case of illegal confinement and said that there was possibility of approaching the court to seek directions to make the rebels attend the legislature session.He was also of the opinion that the Speaker could reject all the resignations based on the ongoing developments.1.20 pmCM of Karnataka says he will seek trust voteAmidst the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has said in the House that he would seek trust vote.”In the light of various developments, I have deciding on seeking trust vote,” said the chief minister. He sought time from the Speaker to do the same.The legislature session began on Friday, even as Karnataka is gripped by a political crisis with 16 Congress and JDS MLAs submitting their resignations. A case related to the resignations is pending before the Supreme Court. The Apex Court heard the case today and adjourned it to Tuesday.1.10 pmSupreme Court restrains SpeakerAfter hearing the arguments, the Bench directs Karnataka Speaker to maintain status quo as of Friday with regard to resignation and disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs.The Supreme Court says it will hear matter further on July 16.Read more K.R. Ramesh Kumar Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, and Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, during the monsoon session of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru July 12, 2019.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar Comments more-in Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection. Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. Comments Share Articlecenter_img July 12, 2019 23:59 IST July 12, 2019 09:37 IST Next Story  12.50 pmIn Supreme Court, the counsel of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy alleges that the order on resignations was passed without issuing notice to Speaker.MLAs in plea have levelled corruption allegations and order was passed without hearing me, the counsel pleading on behalf of Karnataka CM tells the BenchSenior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Mr. Kumaraswamy, tells the court that one of the rebel MLAs was involved in Ponzi scheme for which government is being accused of.The Speaker was not served copy of petition and the plea was controverted by rebel MLAs, Mr. Singhvi says.12.25 pmSC commences hearing on plea of 10 rebel Karnataka MLAs 3 Related Articles Next Story Rail track bank washed away in rain Updated: Karnataka political crisis | Kumaraswamy says he will seek trust vote  The Supreme Court has commenced hearing on plea of 10 rebel Karnataka MLAs seeking acceptance of their resignations by Assembly Speaker.Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the MLAs, says the Speaker has not taken decision on resignations. He claims the idea behind keeping resignation issue alive and pending is to bind the MLAs to party whip.Does the Speaker have power to challenge SC order, CJI Ranjan Gogoi asks Speaker’s counsel. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Speaker, refers to provisions and says he holds constitutional post.Rebel MLAs say the Speaker questioned their move to approach SC and said “go to hell” to them in front of media. Mr. Singhvi intervenes. “Speaker is very senior member of Assembly, he knows Constitutional law. He can’t be maligned, lampooned like this,” Mr. Singhvi says.Speaker can be given one or two days to decide on resignations. If he does not decide, contempt notice can be issued against him, MLAs’ counsel argues.11.50 amIn the meantime, Congress has clarified Youth Congress hasn’t been invloved in any petition related to the rebel MLAs’ plea in the Supreme Court. KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao also tweeted saying there is no organisation called KPCC Youth wing. 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Saddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party loyal BJP worker quits

first_imgSaddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party, loyal BJP worker quitsA BJP worker publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service PanajiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 11:25 IST Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral. (Photo: IANS)Days after re-enrolling into the BJP as part of its nationwide membership drive, a young BJP worker on Friday publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral.”I am extremely saddened by the events (which) occurred during the last 2 days… I cannot be a part of this organisation anymore even if the decision is for the betterment of the party… If I keep quiet now, it would be like suffering thousand deaths which I already have… The party may have succeeded in safeguarding the interest of the government,” Sanvordekar said in his Facebook message.Sanvordekar has been with the BJP for 18 years and was a part of the state BJP’s communication cell, regularly present at media briefings and issuing communications on behalf of the BJP.Since Wednesday’s surprising induction of 10 Congress MLAs into the BJP, several party workers like former state president and Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, even senior state leaders have already expressed disgust at the development.Late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal too has maintained that the Goa BJP was walking on a different path, compared to the days when Parrikar was alive and there was no element of trust left.Sanvordekar said he began his career in the BJP in 1999 writing election slips, and painting roads with BJP insignia. But added that a lot had changed within the BJP since.”Have been defending the wrong doings of the party publicly but had been fighting out internally been even when Manohar bhai was alive and after his demise…” he said.Sanvordekar told IANS that one of the newly-inducted ex-Congress MLAs Atanasio Monserrate, who was chargesheeted for raping a minor girl last year, should be sacked from the party.Monserrate, who contested the May 2019 bypolls for the Panaji seat on a Congress ticket and had defeated the local BJP candidate, is now tipped to be a minister in the Pramod Sawant-led Cabinet.READ | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesALSO READ | Kumaraswamy wants floor test, SC asks Speaker to not act on resignations | All that happenedALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: BJP denies poaching chargesFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow BJP Nextlast_img read more