49ers report card: Garoppolo bails out ‘humbled’ defense

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — Here is how the 49ers (8-0) graded in Thursday night’s 28-25 win at the Arizona Cardinals (3-5-1):PASS OFFENSE: AJimmy Garoppolo’s four touchdown passes provided the points, and fittingly they came in clutch situations — third-and-3 to George Kittle, third-and-6 to Kendrick Bourne, fourth-and-1 to Emmanuel Sanders and third-and-7 to Dante Pettis. Perhaps the sweetest pass he’s thrown as a 49er resulted in a 22-yard dime to Sanders. Garoppolo still needed to come through …last_img

Writing judgments part of judge’s business: CJI

first_imgA day after the verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday said writing judgments was part of the business of a judge and that the justice delivery system was not about liking judgments.He was speaking at a function in Guwahati to release the Assamese version of the book “Courts of India: Past to Present” published by the SC. Three other judges of the apex court attended the function.“This perhaps is my last public function. I don’t think I will miss it. I never liked talking in public. On the third of this month, there was a book release at the Indian International Centre where I spoke to my heart’s content,” Mr. Gogoi said.At that event, he had said that Assam’s exercise to update the National Register of Citizens was a much-needed “base document for the future”. He had also hit out at the “armchair commentators” who “seek to present a highly distorted picture” even as they are “far removed from ground realities”.At the book launch event, however, Mr. Gogoi said he would not be commenting on any contentious issues.“You don’t contribute to justice delivery system by liking judgments. Writing judgments is part of the business of a judge,” he said.An Assam government spokesperson said the CJI, set to retire on November 17, had gone to his newly constructed house in the city before attending the event to launch the book.last_img read more

Sehwag, PT Usha named in Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee

first_img(Eds: Correcting the name in second last paragraph) New Delhi, Jul 27 (PTI) Former India opener Virender Sehwag and celebrated athlete P T Usha have been named in a 12-member Committee which has been handed the job to pick this years Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees. The Committee, to be headed by Justice (retd) C K Thakkar, will meet on August 3 to select this years awardees. The Committee has Mukund Killekar (boxing), Sunil Dabbas (Kabaddi), M R Mishra (Journalist), S Kannan (Journalist), Sanjeev Kumar (Journalist), Latha Madhvi (Para athlete), Anil Khanna (sports administrator), Injeti Srinivas (DG, SAI) and Rajvir Singh (joint Secretary, Sports Ministry) as the other members. PTI AT KHS KHSlast_img

Alastair Cook elated after fairytale farewell from Test cricket

first_imgIt was a fairytale ending for Alastair Cook, no less. With scores of 71 and 147 in the two innings of the Oval Test vs India, Cook bid goodbye to his England international career on a high.On Monday, after the day ended with Cook being incessantly applauded as he left the field, he said, “sometimes dreams come true”. On Tuesday, the dream became even better as England beat India by 188 runs and won the series 4-1.Ahead of this match, England captain had said that he would want to make a statement by defeating the world No.1 Test team 4-1 and give Cook a perfect farewell and all of it happened at the Oval.”It has been the most amazing week, one you couldn’t have scripted. Got a text from Beefy (Ian Botham) and he said ‘Can I have your script writer?’,” Cook said at the presentation ceremony.INDIA VS ENGLAND 5TH TEST: REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDCook received the man-of-the-match award for a fabulous batting display in the fifth and final Test of the series. He had started his career with a century against India in Nagpur and finished in the same vein with a hundred in London.Cook was delighted to have contributed to the English win in his final international match and lauded the fact that this match proved to be a “great advert for Test cricket.”Also read – Virat Kohli rues missed opportunities after 4-1 series defeat to England”Just been amazing, great to contribute to an England win, and win the series 4-1. Also a great game of cricket, to go into the last session of the last day with all four results possible, great advert for Test cricket. Been great moment, sad moments, when it’s been tough, Test cricket shows how hard it is, turn up needing seven wickets but it goes right to the end. I leave with great memories, the memories shared with my team is what I’ll miss the most.”advertisement Alastair Cook and England cricket team celebrated their Test win over India with much fervour. (AP Photo)Cook was applauded for almost two minutes after he scored his century on Monday and by the end, he almost looked embarrassed by the adulation. He termed it as “amazing”.He, however, did not forget to add the achievement of James Anderson, who picked up his 564th Test wicket on Tuesday to surpass Glenn McGrath and become the pacer with most number of wickets in Test history.Also read – Joe Root pays tribute to Cook and Anderson after series win over IndiaHe anointed Anderson with “England’s greatest cricketer” and said it was “fitting that he got the last wicket”.”Amazing, it was a selfish thing to be standing there while everyone cheering, and then to see Jimmy pass Glenn McGrath’s record was brilliant. That was the hardest bit, him and Broady are the ones I’ve played the most with, to know I’ll never stand at slip and drop another catch off them is sad. We’ve lived in each other’s pickets for 12 years. Been a privilege to play with England’s greatest cricketer, no disrespect to any other guys, his skills to do it time and time again, you almost take it for granted, that’s he’s going to hit a length. The game was a little bit tight, but he didn’t miss his length once. It is fitting that he got the last wicket.”Also read – Rishabh Pant announces his arrival with maiden Test hundredCook said that he would not miss the pressure of international cricket at all but he will miss playing with this team.”The amount of hard work, the pressure and strain, I won’t miss that. But you miss the highs and the rewards, playing with this team, be great to see how they develop.Also read – KL Rahul slams fifth hundred on final day of India-England Test series”This week can’t be beaten, I can walk away with my head held high.”last_img read more

People on the Move 61914

first_imgJacqueline Detwiler has been named senior editor at Popular Mechanics. She was previously senior editor at United Hemispheres.TV Guide has promoted Doug Brod to editor-in-chief, and Michael Schneider to executive editor. Brod moves from his role as executive editor, and Schneider from Los Angeles bureau chief at the magazine.InStyle.com has named John Darby as general manager. He was previously vice president of marketing at Streeteasy.Vendome Healthcare Media, publisher of Healthcare Informatics, has named Tony Carrini as its new director of digital and custom sales, East Coast. Previously he oversaw sales and marketing for Health Data Management and Information Management.Amanda Silverman has been promoted from managing editor to deputy editor at The New Republic.Good Housekeeping announced several hires and promotions:Melissa Geurs has been named deputy design director. She joined from Chatelaine, where she was design director.April Franzino returns to GH as beauty director. She started her career there as an assistant beauty editor in 2007, and most recently worked as beauty editor at Self.Rachel Rothman has been promoted to technical director from technical manager of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.Bloomberg Media Group has named Keith Grossman as publisher of Bloomberg Digital. He took this new role at the company after working as associate publisher for Wired and Ars Technica.Craig Marks has returned to SPIN magazine as editor-in-chief. He was an editor there from 1991-1999, and most recently worked as editorial director at BlogTalkRadio.Alyssa Mastromonaco has become contributing editor at Marie Claire. She was previously the deputy chief of staff at The White House. John Temple has joined First Look Media as president of audience and products. He has spent the last year at Stanford University as a senior fellow in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program.Lynne Segall has been promoted to executive vice president and group publisher at The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. She had been the senior vice president and publisher at The Hollywood Reporter.Condé Nast Traveler has named Jennifer Hicks as associate publisher of sales. She had been vice president of advertising at The New Republic.Stefanie Rapp has been promoted to associate publisher at Wired from her role as executive director of integrated sales.last_img read more

IMCOM Chief Looks to Policy Changes to Meet Strategic Constraints

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR With the prospect of getting more resources from Washington not promising, Lty  Gen. Kenneth Dahl, commanding general of the Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM), says he’ll push for policy changes to better support his agency’s mission.“I don’t need more money and I don’t need more people. I need to change policies,” he said during a visit last month to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.One change the Army is considering is phasing out single occupancy rooms in barracks as a way to reduce costs, Dahl said. Barracks renovated to the current “1+1 standard” — private rooms with shared kitchenette and living areas — is another inefficient arrangement, reported IMCOM.The Army’s effort to offer healthier dining options at its facilities and at outlets managed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service will help meet the needs of today’s service members, he said.The commander also praised the installation’s partnership with the city of Monterey, which provides maintenance support to its public works division.“It’s a really great thing you have going here,” Dahl said during a stop at the Presidio of Monterey Services Administration, the agency operated by the city. “I’m not sure it would work everywhere. But what you have here is really special,” Dahl said.last_img read more

Partnerships Trimming Facilities Footprint Are Keys for New ACSIM

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Unsurprisingly, many of the priorities of Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, the Army’s new assistant chief of staff for installation management (ACSIM), are focused on ways to cope with severe funding constraints.One of her priorities is carrying out the Army’s ongoing “Reduce the Footprint” initiative, an effort to cut the overall cost of maintaining infrastructure by eliminating excess facilities. The Army spends an estimated $450 million to $500 million annually maintaining underused facilities, reports the Army News Service.“Right now we are in fiscally-constrained times. So being able to garner back dollars on reducing excess infrastructure is important,” Bingham said. “If you could imagine recouping that amount of money every year, and think about how we can invest that in the readiness of our soldiers — that’s huge.”To mitigate funding cuts for morale, welfare and recreation programs, as well as family support programs, Bingham plans to identify efficiencies, and establish and strengthen partnerships to sustain support for personnel and their families.“Realistically speaking, we won’t be able to do everything at the same level that we used to do it,” she acknowledged. “But I can assure you we will spare no effort to make sure that our soldiers and their families have that quality of life that they so richly deserve.”One solution will be to pursue partnerships with military service organizations, according to the story.“Any which way that we can partner to help retain as many of those programs we’ve had in the past, we are certainly going to do that,” Bingham said. “We’ve been doing that already. That’s not a new initiative. Partnerships occur at every level on the installation.”For top leaders in the Army, though, the No. goal is readiness. For Bingham, who assumed the duties as the ACSIM on June 30 after serving as commanding general for the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command, that means ensuring installations can continue operating under any contingency, including a power outage.“Energy security is becoming an area of increased focus,” she said. “I see it … as a form of force protection and mission assurance. So being able to secure our energy on our own posts, camps and stations and installations is critical. That’s an area we are putting a lot of emphasis on. We have to make sure those installations are able to do their mission.”last_img read more

EC to hold DNCC mayoral bypolls in 90 days

first_img.The election commission has said it is ready to hold the by-polls in 90 days to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation as it fell vacant with the death of its mayor Annisul Huq.“We are ready to hold the by-polls as per the electoral law. We’ll hold the polls within 90 days since the day it falls vacant,” EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed told a group of newsmen at the EC secretariat on Sunday.He said the commission will begin the preparatory work for the by-polls once the local government ministry publishes the gazette notification declaring the mayoral post vacant.Article 16 of the Local Government (City Corporation) Act 2009 says that if any post of mayor or councillor of a city corporation falls vacant 180 days before the expiry of their tenures, a by-election to the post shall be held within 90 days since the day it falls vacant to fulfil the post for the rest of the tenure.Annisul passed away at a London hospital on Thursday night. He was diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis after he was admitted there on 13 August.He was buried in Banani graveyard on Saturday afternoon.Read More:Annisul laid to eternal restlast_img read more

Rohingya men stab 2 Bangladesh coast guards

first_imgNaikhangchhari Rohingya campTwo members of Bangladesh Coast Guard suffered injuries in an attack by Rohingya men at Noyapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday evening, reports UNB.The injured are Md Faruk, 30, and Md Joynal, 28.Tipped off that yaba tablets were being sold, a team of plainclothes Coast Guard went to the room of Sadek at block-H of the camp to arrest the drug traders, said Lt commander Faizul Islam, commanding officer of Coast Guard’s Teknaf station.Noticing their presence, the Rohingya men swooped on the Coast Guard men and stabbed them, leaving two of them injured.The injured were first taken to the Upazila Health Complex and later shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.A deep injury mark was found in the chest of one of the injured while one ear of the other was almost severed, said duty doctor Shovan Das at the hospital.last_img read more