\R New Delhi, Jun 7 (PTI) An Olympic medallist is now entitled to a pension of Rs 20,000 per month with the Sports Ministry doubling the amount following a revision in is pension policy. A medal winner at Paralympics will also be entitled to the same amount as an Olympic medallist. A gold medallist in a World Cup or at the Asian Games will get Rs 16,000, a silver medallist Rs 14000 and a bronze medal winner will get Rs 12,000. “The rate of pension of medal winners in the Para-Olympics Games and Para Asian Games will be at par with the medal winners in the Olympic Games and Asian Games respectively and only a World Championships held once in four years will be considered for pension,” a press release said. In the revised scheme, a sportsperson should have retired from active sports career and attained the age of 30 years at the time of applying pension under the scheme. An undertaking to this effect will be given by the sportsperson in the application form itself. In the case of existing pensioners, the revision in the rate of pension will be effective from April 1, 2018. PTI AT PDSPDS
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Real Madrid swoop for Melilla youngster Mohamed Mizzianby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid have swooped for Melilla youngster Mohamed Mizzian.The 18 year-old has already passed a Real medical and will formally sign from January 1.His play had dazzled Real Madrid’s coaches and as a reward he’s signed a three-year contract, reports Marca.It’s a transfer that has ben difficult owing to the player’s change of representatives, who were not interested in allowing Mizzian a change of scenery, at least not so suddenly.Mizzian had been tracked by Barcelona and others, but the youngster will officially be unveiled in Madrid during January, and will start off in the youth categories of the club.
Everton attacker Theo Walcott released from hospitalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton attacker Theo Walcott has been released from hospital after suffering a nasty head injury during defeat to Manchester City.The Toffees star was smashed in the side of the head with the ball after a Raheem Sterling cross hit him from close range during the early stages of Saturday night’s showdown.The incident occurred in just the second minute at Goodison Park and Walcott received immediate attention from the club medical staff.And, following more than five minutes of treatment, Walcott was taken off on a stretcher and replaced by former Arsenal team-mate Alex Iwobi.Walcott looked understandably confused following the incident and Everton announced that the winger underwent a “precautionary assessment” at hospital, reports the Mirror.Everton issued an update on Saturday night confirming that Walcott has been discharged from hospital and the club “will follow concussion protocols”. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes reacts in the second half of the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KeyArena on March 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Iowa center Adam Woodbury has become college basketball’s biggest villain over the past couple of weeks, as the 7-foot big man has poked three different opposing players in the eye. Woodbury has yet to be punished by the Big Ten for his antics, deemed unintentional by his coach, Fran McCaffrey, who refused to answer a question on the topic following the Hawkeyes’ game against Maryland. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon has a suggestion for Iowa’s future opponents: put a football player on the floor and have them take care of Woodbury “the old-fashioned way.” Wilbon discussed his idea on Pardon The Interruption Monday. While Wilbon’s suggestion is a bit harsh, something needs to be done about Woodbury. Even if the Iowa big man is not purposely gouging his opponent’s eyeballs, his uncoordinated face guarding has become a serious hazard to those who take the court against him. [Barstool]
The health care sector is getting punished before the opening bell after a federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.Hospital chains HCA Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. all dropped more than 5 per cent before markets opened Monday, as did Centene Corp., a health insurer focused heavily on the government-funded Medicaid program and the ACA’s individual insurance exchanges.Other insurers that slipped included Molina Healthcare Inc. and Anthem Inc., companies that have benefited from either the insurance exchanges or the law’s Medicaid expansion.With uncertainly roiling sector shares, some sensed an opportunity and stepped in. Leerink analyst Ana Gupte expects the judge’s contentious decision will be overturned either by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals next year or the Supreme Court in 2020.The Associated Press
As of 11:00 p.m. Sunday, were receding, but are expected to rise again Monday as temperatures rise. Residents are being asked to keep away from streams and drainage channels, and to do what they can to minimize the amount of water in the sewage system.Other communities in the Alberta Peace are also experiencing issues with melting snow. 2DayFM in Grande Prairie is reporting that the melting snow lead to flooding along 116 Street on Sunday afternoon. Both sides of the road north of 95 Avenue were heavily inundated as temperatures broke the eight degree mark for the fourth day in a row. Several vehicles had to be towed off of the flooded road.With files from 2DayFM Grande Prairie: https://www.mygrandeprairienow.com/38292/flooding-on-116-street/ RYCROFT, A.B. — The Alberta Emergency Management Agency has issued an Overland Flood Alert in the Village of Rycroft.The alert has been issued due to a large amount of water travelling over land because of melting snow, which has caused localized flooding in low-lying areas. In a series of posts on its Facebook page, the Village said that it was monitoring water levels on the east side of town. Roadblocks were placed at the intersections of 45 Ave. and Hwy. 2, 44 St. and 45 Ave., and 47 St. and 47 Ave. A map of the Overland Flood Alert area in Rycroft. Photo by Government of Alberta.
OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer has once again added his name to the growing list of elected representatives worldwide calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give testimony at The International Grand Committee Meeting on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’. Brazil, Latvia and Singapore have now joined the committee which includes Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina and Ireland. Elected representatives from these eight countries, representing over 393 million residents, will meet on November 27 in London. Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, and Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, says there are still many questions that only the CEO of Facebook can answer. “It is clear from last week’s New York Times article on how Facebook executives handled recent data breaches and misinformation campaigns on their platform that there are still many questions that only Mr. Zuckerberg can answer. These allegations are deeply troubling, and it is vital that we get to the bottom of what happened and what is being done to fix it.” Zimmer hopes that Zuckerberg can do the testimony via video if he is unable to attend the hearing in London.“In the most recent response to our request, Facebook indicated that Mr. Zuckerberg would be unable to travel to London. We hope that by offering the option of giving video testimony, Mr. Zuckerberg will show our countries and the citizens we represent the respect that we deserve and finally accept our request to appear before our committee.”The International Grand Committee Meeting on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ is set to take place in London on November 27.
Faridabad: Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday exuded confidence of his party winning all 10 Lok Sabha seats from Haryana, saying there was tremendous public response to its ‘Parivartan Yatra’. He claimed that people were “fed up” with the BJP governments at the Centre and in Haryana and were waiting to teach them a lesson in the polls. Speaking here on the concluding day of the party’s six-day long ‘Parivartan Yatra’, which had started from Gurgaon and criss-crossed the state covering all 10 LS constituencies and 60-70 out of 90 assembly segments, Azad said the party stands united and every party worker and supporter is solidly behind it. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The general secretary in-charge of Haryana also said he was sure that the Congress will stage a comeback in the state assembly as well, which are due later this year. He called on party workers to take the message of unity to every voter in the state. During the ‘Parivartan Yatra’, all the senior leaders from the state, including former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress leaders Ajay Singh Yadav, Kiran Choudhary, state Congress chief Ashok Tanwar, besides Azad, travelled together. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KCongress president Rahul Gandhi too had joined this Yatra from Jagadhri in Yamunanagar to Karnal when he visited the state Friday. On the last day, the yatra travelled through Faridabad and Palwal districts. Azad, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said the ‘Parivartan Yatra’ had been successful in its mission of bringing the Congress leadership from the state together, a party release said. “All the leaders of the state sat together in a rath (high-tech bus), they stayed together, had food together and spoke in one voice and sought votes for each other. Our opponents have been spreading a false propaganda that our party is divided into factions. We got wonderful support from the people and this can be estimated from the fact that the yatra started at 9 pm and was supposed to finish at 7 pm, but went on way past midnight,” he said. Talking about the political mood in the state, Azad said “every section of the society– farmers, youth, women, government employees, is keen to avenge the massive misgovernance in the state through their vote”.
We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. An organization so often filled with endless Southern California sunshine is in the midst of its darkest era. The Los Angeles Lakers posted a franchise-worst 21-61 record last season and struck out on their top targets in free agency for the third straight summer. They need another star (Kevin Durant in 2016? Russell Westbrook in 2017?) to replace Kobe Bryant, who may or may not be gone soon. D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson are promising, but — like all young players — need time to grow. For now, the Lakers are expected to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season, the longest postseason drought in their history. FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projects them to go 27-55: “Swaggy P” spent the bulk of last season in Scott’s doghouse, and it’s not clear whether their partnership will be any different this time around. Nick Young is a fearless gunner — sometimes too fearless — but minutes will be hard to come by as the Lakers look to develop their young backcourt. That said, remember when dolphins tried to kill him and steal his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea? Classic. After Kobe Bryant’s three consecutive season-ending injuries, no one knows what to expect from the guard, now in his 20th (and quite possibly final) season in purple and gold. CARMELO pegs Bryant as the 236th best player in the league. But can he stay healthy? How many minutes will he play? How many games must he sit out to rest? Will he defer to the Lakers’ rising young stars? All question marks. The only certainty is that he’ll go out guns blazing, especially when the game is on the line. A broken leg in his season debut robbed Julius Randle of his rookie season. But throughout this preseason, he has looked like the Lakers’ best player. Bryant routinely calls him an “animal,” and Roy Hibbert called him “the future face of the NBA.” He’s got a ways to go, but the talent/physical package is there. Once the most dominant defensive center in the NBA, Roy Hibbert was dumped by the Pacers for next to nothing, and now he’s trying to revive his career in a contract season. No pressure. The Lakers don’t want him to worry about points — just about stopping opponents from scoring them at the rim. If he can show shades of his former self, then the Lakers landed a steal. CARMELO, however, is skeptical. The 19-year-old has superstar potential, that we know, especially after Lakers coach Byron Scott mentioned D’Angelo Russell in the same breath as Magic Johnson and after Bryant recently called Russell “one of the best playmakers in the game.” Russell will probably pile up some head-shaking turnovers in a quest for jaw-dropping highlight passes, but that’s OK. After all, it seemed like every team in the NBA had an elite point guard, and now it seems like the Lakers (potentially) have one too. And if they’re too good this season, they could lose their 2016 first-round draft pick, which is top-three protected, to the 76ers. No doubt, the winningest franchise in NBA history — and the league’s most glamorous team — is at its most crucial crossroads. The Lakers must tread carefully or else face an extended stay in the league’s cellar.Here’s what CARMELO projects for the Lakers’ key players: Read more:NBA player projections2015-16 NBA Previews Jordan Clarkson rose from unknown second-round pick to All-Rookie first team selection, but that all came when the Lakers were decimated with injuries and the season was already lost. If the high-flying combo guard can improve on last season, then the Lakers will know they’ve truly found a diamond in the rough.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims City’s victory and the approach used in achieving the victory is a sign of champion quality.Neville says that Liverpool is no soft nut club to crack and adds that for the last 25 years, he has never seen such desperation and atmosphere where clubs battled for win.Neville said via Belfastelegraph: “To beat Liverpool is tough and to put a performance like that in when you most need it is a sign of a champion team.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“They have struggled in this last few weeks; they have re-established a bit of authority tonight. Obviously it doesn’t determine the outcome of the title, but there was a desperation in this stadium tonight.“I have never seen this stadium have an atmosphere like this. I have not been to every game, as you can imagine, over the last 25 years, but it is the best I have ever seen the atmosphere.“From minute one, they never let go the whole game. There was a five-minute period after Liverpool scored, but they responded and Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho… They were unreal, actually, in central midfield.“Their tackling, their running, it was fantastic. They were desperate to win.”