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first_imgLeader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue accusing the central government of “deliberately provoking” the opposition and “inducing” disruption so that the House does not run. Azad said for the last one year, it has been seen that efforts are being made by the ruling party to create a situation that the House does not function. The senior Congress leader said he had never seen that a government “does things during the session or just days before the session so that Parliament does not function”. He said during winter session, the duly elected Arunachal Pradesh government was “brought down” and the Centre did not stop till it installed its own government there. Azad said Presidents rule has been imposed in the past also, but never in such a “crude” way. When he said he wanted to congratulate the judges of the Uttarakhand High Court for “having the guts to fight the Government of India”, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said there should be “no commentary” on the judicial issues. As Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi objected to the raising of the Uttrakhand issue saying the matter was sub-judice, Azad said the Centre “which disrespects the court, cannot be trusted”. “Discussion will take place,” he asserted, as several Congress members carrying placards stood in the aisle. Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) countered Naqvi saying Leader of the House Arun Jaitley had said in the last session that discussion on issues, even if sub-judice, cannot be prevented in the House. “Apply your own precedents,” he said. Anand Sharma (Cong) said the Centre used proclamation of Presidents rule to disturb an elected government. “We will discuss it. We will expose you,” he said. Right then, Jaitley asked Congress members to debate the issue when the proclamation comes up for discussion. “It will come up for discussion before the House. This will House will have an oppourtunity to discuss it. Therefore, when the proclamation comes up, please disucss it. “But today, you cannot by an alternative motion anticipate a discussion which is to take place when the proclamation comes up. You cannot discuss it at the pre-proclamation stage,” Jaitley said. However, Congress members did not relent and several of them trooped into the Well. They raised slogans like Modi teri taanashahi nahi chalegi (Modi, your authoritarianism will not work) and Loktantra ki hatya bandh karo (stop murdering democracy). Deputy Chairman P J Kurien then adjourned the House till noon. When it reassembled, Congress members again raised slogans from the aisle. The House was adjourned by Chairman Hamid Ansari till 2 pm within a few minutes. PTI NKD ADS ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Olsen, Dike Awarded Student-Athlete of the Year at Oklahoma State

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State held its annual student-athlete awards banquet this week, and Zach Olsen (golf) and Courtney Dike (women’s soccer) walked away with the Student-Athlete of the Year awards.According to OSU, “The award is presented to a male and female student-athlete who has been exemplary in the classroom, in the community and on the court or field of play.”Olsen has top 10 finishes in his last three starts and recently helped OSU win The Maxwell as they hurtle towards the Big 12 Championship. Dike started all 21 games for the Cowgirl soccer team last fall and led the squad with 10 goals and seven assists.This school year saw 200 student-athletes named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for achieving a 3.5 GPA or better.Cowboys Earn Academic Honors #okstate #golfschool https://t.co/Q1OHB6UVZh pic.twitter.com/RJjqoembAq— Oklahoma State Golf (@OSUCowboyGolf) April 19, 2017 Congrats to all our award winners at #okstate Academic Awards Banquet & big ups to @CourtneyDike, OSU’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year! pic.twitter.com/0qpCNRLWhJ— Cowgirl Soccer (@CowgirlFC) April 18, 2017last_img read more

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Darius Curry’s Move to Safety Proves Fluidity in Secondary

first_imgJerel MorrowZa’Carrius GreenDarius CurryAJ Green Which isn’t great but also means Spencer and cornerbacks coach Tim Duffie think at least one of the young corners is ready to start. Curry isn’t a show-stopper. During spring practice, Ramon Richards classified Curry as a “technical” player who focuses on his craft. That sounded nice, particularly at a position with excess athleticism and not enough experience.AdChoices广告This also shows that almost every player in the secondary can be moved.The pros of that: Easy replacements in case of injuriesBetter coverage optionsMore versatile packagesThe cons:Might seem like scramblingCan look foolish if the talent doesn’t translateIncreasingly impossible to master either positionThe last one was Spencer’s explanation for moving Curry.“I pulled him in a couple weeks ago, and I said, ‘Darius, this isn’t fair to anybody,” he said. “You’ll never get better at one position if we have you playing two.”But the Cowboy defense has done an outstanding amount of “playing two” since this time last year. Richards went from corner to safety. Kenneth Edison-McGruder went from safety to linebacker. Trey Carter went from defensive end to tackle. And now Curry.The good news is they can always go back. All of the spring moves can be reverted, which would make the secondary look like this: Tre FlowersKenneth Edison-McGruderRamon RichardsAdrian Baker Za’Carrius GreenPhilip Redwine-BryantMadre HarperMalik Kearse Darius CurryJerel MorrowRodarius WilliamsLamarcus Morton With only two definitive starters in a secondary of four, Darius Curry has moved to safety “full-time,” defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer told GoPokes.com.That (likely) means this:center_img While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Safety 1Safety 2Cornerback 1Cornerback 2 Safety 1Safety 2Cornerback 1Cornerback 2 Tre FlowersRamon RichardsAdrian BakerAJ Green (or) It’s also a huge plus that the front seven is fairly solid, and it starts with the defensive line. Mike Gundy noted that before spring practice.“We have nine guys on the defensive line that power clean more than 315 pounds,” said Gundy. “We have nine guys that bench press more than 350 pounds, and five of them are over 400. … We have nine guys that all squat more than 450 pounds.”That’s great, and it will have to be to shrink the window in the secondary. Because no one is doubting the ability of these young corners to cover, just to cover for long enough. That’s why moving Curry to safety is significant. It only makes the corner situation riskier when it already felt like a Mason Rudolph keeper up the middle.last_img read more

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A Look at Changes to OSU Football Roster Since Spring Practice

first_imgRoster turnover is something the coaching staff has to deal with ever year. This year’s official roster has been released ahead of fall camp. There were some noteworthy additions and a few names who took part in spring ball missing from the official list.Here’s a look at the apparent departures based on OSU’s roster. Braydon Johnson8Wide Receiver Thabo Mwaniki28Safety Jakeem Johnson35Running Back Chuba Hubbard30Running Back NameNumberPosition Adrian Baker6Cornerback Obi Obialo88Wide Receiver LC Greenwood81Wide Receiver Tylan Wallace80Wide Receiver Tracin Wallace4Quarterback AdChoices广告Obialo announced his transfer from the program earlier this year. No official word on running back Jakeem Johnson but with the influx of talent and the competition that already existed on the roster, Johnson would find it an uphill battle see the field. He contributed on the scout team the last two seasons.There were also several additions to the roster since the spring, most we already knew about. For a breakdown of number changes, we’ve got you covered as well.Here are the new names on the roster since spring ball. Note this does not include names like Jelani Woods and Patrick Macon who enrolled in the spring and have been with the team since then. Sione Finefeuiaki42Cowboy back Baron Odom86Cowboy Back Trey Sterling23Defensive Back NameNumberPosition Reshawn Parker46Linebacker Brendon Evers98Offensive Lineman Winston Westbrooks27Safety Jake McClure39Kicker Brock Martin40Defensive End The big names are there. Incoming freshmen like Chuba Hubbard and Tylan Wallace have already been penciled in as future stars by many. Then there are transfers like Adrian Baker and Aaron Cochran who look to make an immediate impact to OSU’s potential Big 12 title run in 2017.Larry Joubert was the final addition to this year’s class. He adds more depth to the offensive line by way of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and will probably play at either guard position. Enoch Smith Jr.56Defensive Tackle Larry Joubert74Offensive Line Mitchell Perkinson30Wide Receiver Kris McCune32Safety Malcolm Rodriguez20Safety J.D. King27Running Back Brian Ciszewski47Linebacker While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Aaron Cochran78Offensive Linelast_img read more

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Wilshere: ‘We weren’t good enough’

first_imgArsenal ‘We weren’t good enough’ – Wilshere pulls no punches after Arsenal’s Ostersunds defeat Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 07:47 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Jack Wilshere - cropped Getty Images Arsenal UEFA Europa League Arsenal v Östersunds FK Östersunds FK Despite his side qualifying for the last-16 of the Europa League, the midfielder acknowledged the Gunners were “nowhere near it” on Thursday Jack Wilshere felt Arsenal were guilty of underestimating Ostersunds after the Premier League club flirted with an embarrassing exit from the Europa League on Thursday.Arsene Wenger’s side appeared to be in complete control of the last-32 tie after cruising to a 3-0 win in the first leg on Swedish soil, giving them a comfortable cushion ahead of the return fixture in north London.However, Ostersunds scored twice in the space of 70 seconds in the first half at the Emirates Stadium to suddenly put the tie back in the balance. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp While Sead Kolasinac’s goal shortly after the break ended the visitors’ hopes of completing an improbable comeback, Wilshere knows the home side had turned in a below-par performance ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Manchester City.”We were nowhere near it, especially in the first half,” the England international told BT Sport.”We weren’t good enough. To be honest, we did improve in the second half but it still wasn’t good enough.”We’re through and that’s all that counts, so we will see who we get in the draw. We have a big game to come on Sunday too, so we can focus on that.”But when you’re 3-0 up in a two-legged tie you still have to go again — it was only half-time. Maybe we underestimated them a little bit, but the main thing is we’re through.”Despite suffering a 2-1 defeat at home, Arsenal triumphed 4-2 on aggregate to secure a place in the last-16 of the tournament, with the draw for the next round taking place on Friday.last_img read more

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29 seconds? Ceballos deserves better

first_imgReal Madrid 29 seconds? ‘Humiliated’ Ceballos deserves more game time from apologetic Zidane Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 03:45 24/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Dani Ceballos Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid Real Madrid v Deportivo Alavés Deportivo Alavés Primera División Transfers Opinion The ex-Betis midfielder was mocked by fans of his former team last weekend and then brought on for less than half a minute at Leganes on Wednesday Dani Ceballos has had a tough time since signing for Real Madrid. The 21-year-old reportedly was wanted by a host of Europe’s elite clubs last summer, including Barcelona, but chose to join Los Blancos. So far, however, life in the capital has been difficult.Despite his obvious talent, the former Betis midfielder has made just 17 appearances for Real in 2017-18 and only seven starts, with five of those coming in the Copa del Rey, just two in La Liga and none in the Champions League.The controversy over his explosive tweets from the past out of the way after he signed in the summer, Ceballos looked to concentrate on his football and a match-winning double away to Alaves on his full debut in the Primera Division offered real promise. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp That was back in September and it looked like the young Spain star would go on to be an important player for coach Zinedine Zidane, but ahead of Madrid’s meeting at home with Alaves again on Saturday, Ceballos has endured his worst week at the club.Ridiculed as an unused substitute last weekend in the 5-3 win at Betis as fans at the Benito Villamarin called him a “benchwarmer” and “seed muncher” (it is common for Spanish supporters to take bags of sunflower seeds to football games), among other things, he did make it onto the pitch at Leganes on Wednesday — but only for 29 seconds!But almost as soon as he had ran on the pitch with time running out in the 3-1 win, the match was over and he cut a forlorn figure as he walked through the mixed zone without stopping to talk or even look at anyone.The Spanish press spoke of “humiliation” on Friday and some said Zidane had done it on purpose to make an example of his player. The Frenchman, however, was quick to play down the controversy later in the day.“It was bad,” he said in the pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Alaves. “I don’t like to play someone for just 30 seconds. At all. I’m sorry and I have told him that.Dani Ceballos graphic“He knows that he hasn’t played much this season but he’s still worked a lot, he’s great. I remember his match against Alaves in the first half of the season when he scored two goals. I love what he’s doing and he has to keep fighting.”With Luka Modric and Toni Kroos now out injured, Saturday’s game against Alaves would be an ideal opportunity for Zidane to show he has real faith in a player who could be extremely useful in the Champions League at Paris Saint-Germain next month if the Croat and the German are not fully fit.Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Madrid have utilised their summer signings less than any other club in La Liga and that could, in part, explain their poor form in the Primera Division this term. Zidane has not rotated his pack effectively in the current campaign.For his part, Ceballos may be young, but he is still among the most exciting talents in European football and he deserves more game time from his coach. Because no player can make much impact in 29 seconds…last_img read more

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Sneijder explains Liverpool snub in ‘winners’ swipe

first_imgLiverpool Sneijder reveals why he snubbed Liverpool in ‘winners’ swipe Chris Burton 17:24 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Wesley Sneijder Netherlands Getty Images Liverpool Galatasaray Premier League The Dutch playmaker was a much sought-after asset as he prepared to leave Inter, with Galatasaray ultimately favoured over the Premier League Wesley Sneijder has taunted Liverpool by revealing that he snubbed interest from Anfield in 2013 because he is “a winner”.As a highly-rated creative midfielder who had previously helped Inter to an historic treble under Jose Mourinho, the Netherlands international attracted plenty of interest when preparing to bring a spell in Italy to a close.A move to the Premier League had been mooted for some time, with Liverpool edging ahead of arch-rivals Manchester United in the battle to secure a sought-after signature. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sneijder, though, was to opt against a move to England and instead complete a shock switch to Turkish side Galatasaray.Explaining that decision, the 33-year-old – who is now on the books of Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa – told reporters: “Many clubs wanted to know when I was leaving Inter, and Liverpool was one of those clubs, so people were surprised I chose Galatasaray.“Why Galatasaray and not Liverpool? I am a winner.”I play for prizes, so I went to Galatasaray because I thought that I would win more at Galatasaray and be a champion more than at Liverpool, and I think afterwards that I made the right choice.“I had nice years in Turkey.”Sneijder would spend four-and-a-half years in Turkey, claiming two Super Lig titles and three domestic cup medals.Liverpool were unable to end their trophy drought during that spell, with the Reds still waiting on a first piece of silverware since 2012.The Reds are unlikely to have too many regrets when it comes to Sneijder, though, as the January window of 2013 did see them land Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge after turning their attention elsewhere. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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€100m Balotelli in Italy & England talks – Raiola

first_imgTransfers €100m Balotelli in talks to return to Italy or England, says Raiola Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 13:54 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(11) MarioBalotelli - Cropped AFP Transfers Juventus Mario Balotelli Nice Ligue 1 Premier League Serie A The agent claimed the Nice forward is ready to return to Italy, though he also acknowledged negotiating with teams in England Mario Balotelli is worth €100 million and set to return to Italy or England, according to his agent Mino Raiola.The 27-year-old forward is out of contract at Nice at the end of the season, having scored 21 goals in 29 games in all competitions this campaign.Balotelli has enjoyed two strong seasons at the Ligue 1 club, but appears set to return to the Serie A or the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Raiola claimed he had spoken to several clubs about Balotelli, but he ruled out a return to AC Milan for the 33-time Italy international.”Mario is ready to come back to Italy. He is one of the 10 best strikers in the world, and the number one in Italy,” he told RAI.”He is worth €100m, but he is a free agent so he is a bargain.”I’m already negotiating with many teams in England and Italy. I talked with Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Inter.”On AC Milan, he added: “No, because there is [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli and I can’t talk with him, I’m not at his level.”Balotelli played for Inter and Milan in the Serie A and Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League prior to his move to Nice.last_img read more

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Report: Juventus 2 Atalanta 0

first_imgJuventus 2 Atalanta 0: Higuain, Matuidi open four-point gap to Napoli Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 02:54 15/3/2018 Gonzalo Higuain - cropped Getty Images Juventus brushed past Atalanta courtesy of goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi. Juventus eased four points clear at the top of Serie A with a straightforward 2-0 win over at Atalanta at Allianz Stadium on Wednesday.Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi netted either side of half-time as the Bianconeri took full advantage of their game in hand on title rivals Napoli.Scoreless in his two previous league outings, Higuain made the breakthrough just prior to the half-hour mark with his eighth goal in 10 top-flight games against Atalanta. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The hosts never looked like surrendering that lead, encountering few concerns on their way to a ninth consecutive Serie A clean sheet.Atalanta’s chances of a late rally became even more remote when Gianluca Mancini was sent off for two yellow cards in as many minutes.And Matuidi immediately made the advantage count with a second in the 81st minute, putting the seal on a 12th straight league win. Of course it’s Pi-pi-ta on #PiDay2018!   #JuveAtalanta pic.twitter.com/psnr3qCSDV— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) March 14, 2018Juve welcomed Mario Mandzukic back into the starting XI after the forward returned from a thigh problem as a late substitute in the weekend win over Udinese.Matuidi also came in as one of six changes to that team and might have opened the scoring if not for Jose Luis Palomino, the defender throwing himself in front of a goal-bound shot after the France international had brought down Miralem Pjanic’s corner.Higuain dragged the next opening well wide, but the striker found his radar with a carbon-copy chance in the 29th minute.Brazil forward Douglas Costa sliced through the midfield from within his own half before laying the ball right to Higuain, who fired low and hard across Etrit Berisha to open the scoring.The Argentina international went close to a second before the break, curling a fine effort around the far post as Atalanta survived to the interval without further damage.8 – Gonzalo Higuain has scored eight goals in 10 Serie A games against Atalanta. Pitiless. #JuveAtalanta— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 14, 2018Both teams had opportunities within five minutes of the restart, Paulo Dybala first drawing a save from Berisha before Mancini headed a corner wide.Costa should have killed off the contest when he was put through by Higuain in the 64th minute, but the winger lacked his team-mate’s conviction in front of goal.Atalanta’s chances of taking something from the game were all but ended by Mancini’s sending off, the defender booked for a shirt pull on Higuain and a trip on Giorgio Chiellini in quick succession.Matuidi then kept a cool head to cap off unselfish work from Dybala and Higuain to wrap up a potentially crucial victory in the context of the Scudetto race. Key Opta facts:- Juventus have won their last 12 Serie A games – their longest run in the competition since February 2016.- Juve have not conceded goals in their last seven Serie A home games, their longest run since May 2016.- Gonzalo Higuain has scored eight goals in 10 Serie A games against Atalanta – he has scored more only against Lazio (12).- Juve have scored in their last 12 Serie A games, the longest current run. read morelast_img read more

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