Asian Games Medal Tally 2014: How India fared in Incheon

first_imgThe 18th edition of the Asian Games is underway in Jakarta, Indonesia and it’s time we take a look back at how India fared during the 2014 edition. The 17th edition of the Games took place in Incheon, South Korea in 2014. India finished 8th in the medal table with a tally of 57 including 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze.China finished at the top of table with 342 medals followed by South Korea (228) and Japan (200).India have sent a 572-athlete strong contingent to Indonesia for Asian Games 2018, who will be participating in 18 different events. By the afternoon of August 24, India had won six gold medals.Here are the gold medal medal winners for India at Asian Games 2018 so far:Bajrang Punia, wrestlingWrestler Bajrang won India’s its first gold medal at the games in the 65kg freestyle category.An in-form Bajrang outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.Asian Games 2018: Medal TallyIn the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle.Vinesh Phogat, wrestlingVinesh created hsitory after she won the 50kg category final. Vinesh is the first Indian female wrestler to win gold at the Games.Vinesh defeated Japan’s Irie Yuki 6-2 in the final to bag the top prize.Saurabh Chaudhary, shootingSaurabh, clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event with Games record of 240.7. The 16-year-old, son of a farmer, became the youngest Indian shooter to strike gold at the games.advertisementRahi Sarnobat, shootingRahi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games as she prevailed in a nervy shoot-off in the 25m pistol event.Asian Games 2018: Full coverageThe 27-year-old got the better of Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a shoot-off after both shot a Games record score of 34 in the finals.Indian rowing teamThe Indian rowing team clinched the gold medal in the men’s Quadruple Sculls final.The Indian rowing team comprising of Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 6:17.13 to bag the yellow medal.Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, tennisBopanna and Sharan won the gold medal in the men’s doubles tennis event at the ongoing 18th Asian Games 2018 in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang by winning the gold medal match against Kazakhstan’s men’s doubles pair.Bopanna and Sharan, who were the top seeds in the event, played to their billing throughout the tournament and beat Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 to scoop the top prize in the event.last_img read more

JSW Energy to raise 750 mn in forex debt

first_imgMumbai: Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy plans to raise around $750 million from international bond sale to fund expansion plans as well as to repay some of its existing debt of over Rs 10,050 crore. The company has also set a target of achieving 10,000 mw of installed capacity by 2020, a quarter of which will be contributed by renewable energy sources. JSW Energy has sought shareholders’ approval for the fund raising plan and said the proposed $750 million of long-term debt will be raised by selling non-convertible foreign currency denominated bonds or masala bonds, the company said in the annual report. The company also plans to increase its long-term PPA proportion to 85 percent from the current levels. JSW Energy closed FY19 with a net income of Rs 695 crore on a revenue of Rs 9,506 crore .last_img read more

Status of Women Canada gets ready to grow and change with the

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government has given Status of Women Canada a major role to play in its feminist agenda and, now that the federal agency is set to grow into a full-size department, it could also be changing its name.“It’s a possibility,” Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef said in an interview when asked whether the department would be shedding its 1970s-era name for something that better reflects a more inclusive vision of equality.The 2018 federal budget, for the first time in Canadian history, went through a full gender-based analysis, which involves looking closely at how every spending and taxation measure would impact men and women, or girls and boys, in different ways.The analysis does not stop there, however, as it also takes other aspects of identity, such as age, ethnicity, religion and disability into account.The broader approach recognizes the fact that the biological or socio-cultural differences associated with sex and gender might not be the biggest factor in figuring out whether something the government is planning to do would make things better or worse for certain groups of people.“The lens applied to the budget has been an intersectional gendered lens because our brand of feminism is based on the belief that feminism is as diverse as Canada itself,” Monsef said.“We need to make room for the people in the shadows — the women and trans persons who too have a vested interest in this country and also are deserving of equal opportunity,” Monsef said.“That intersectional gendered lens is something we’ve applied to every decision cabinet has made since we formed government. It is what our stakeholders in the feminist community has asked for and it’s the right thing to do,” she said.A change in name, perhaps with language more in line with the new Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics that the budget announced would be set up at Statistics Canada, could better reflect that evolving approach.“We will be consulting, as we do with all our efforts, with stakeholders to make sure that if there is a change, we get it right,” Monsef said.Meanwhile, Monsef said moving Status of Women Canada out from under the umbrella of Canadian Heritage — and giving it a larger, as yet unspecified operating budget — reflects the bigger role the agency will play, especially once gender-based analysis of budgets is enshrined in legislation.“We are being asked to do more than the agency has ever been asked to do and having the capacity to deliver on that additional work is going to be a big part of our success,” she said.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

Public Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks Caicos Islands

first_img Related Items: SUNSET: 5:20PM THU             SUNRISE: 6:33 AM FRI  MOONSET: 9:42 PM THU       MOONRISE: 11:17 AM FRILOW TIDE: 5:11 PM THU       HIGH TIDE: 11:03 PM THU                    LOW TIDE: 5:02 AM FRI       HIGH TIDE: 11:22 AM FRI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 23, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST FOR 12:00 PM THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2017.GENERAL SITUATION:  A SURFACE TO LOW LEVEL TROUGH ACROSS THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE BAHAMAS AS IT DRIFTS NORTHWARD. MEANWHILE A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA.FOR THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMASWEATHER:  PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM BUT CLOUDY PERIODS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN VICINITY OF THE TROUGH TODAY AND TONIGHT. FAIR AND WARM ELSEWHERE TONIGHT.ADVISORY: BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: EAST-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH-SOUTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS, BUT SHIFTING SOUTH-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS TONIGHT.SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET OVER THE OCEAN. FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM WITH FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS OR A POSSIBLE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY: BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET OVER THE OCEAN. WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY: A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA WITH UNSETTLED WEATHER FROM TROUGHING CONTINUING OVER THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS.TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: THE TROPICS REMAIN QUIET AND TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT 5 DAYS. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE         85°F 30°COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE        72°F 22°C FORECASTER: G. GREENE/ss Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Oceanside Fundraiser for DUI Crash Victims

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter February 16, 2019 Updated: 9:04 PMcenter_img Oceanside Fundraiser for DUI Crash Victims 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) -A fundraiser was held today in North County for three victims of a DUI crash. Residents from the area came together to show their support for the family whose loved ones were lost.El Camino high school’s “Latino Leadership” hosted a fundraiser at Buccaneer Beach to raise money for the three victims of the crash. Rufina Rodrigues,74, and her two daughters, Petra and Eloina Arango were killed earlier this month.All the money that was raised today will be used to fund funerals for the victims. The Go Fund me ages can be found here Posted: February 16, 2019last_img read more

California seeks to bring hightech to state government

first_img SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is looking for a leader interested in “breaking things, and making them better,” who prioritizes “openness” and “simplicity” and can “feed and sustain team energy and enthusiasm.”“While you think long-term, your bias for action ensures you gain traction quickly,” reads the job description for the head of California’s new Office of Digital Innovation.It sounds more like a job advertisement for a Silicon Valley startup than state government — and that’s the point. Newsom wants the $26 million, 50-person office to throw away the old playbook and find ways to be more user-friendly for the state’s 40 million residents when they do such things as seek benefits, start a business or renew a driver’s license.California government has tried to infuse innovation before.The state’s technology department runs a digital innovation academy and an innovation lab, and it issued guidelines to make state websites more usable last year. The Government Operations Agency, which will oversee the new office, already has a director of innovation and accountability. The health and human services agency has its own innovation office.“Only Sacramento can take innovation and make it more bureaucratic,” said Assemblyman Vince Fong, R-Bakersfield, who noted problems persist with the state’s technology, from the Department of Motor Vehicles to a new state accounting system.Even the DMV, which has been plagued by hours-long lines and other hang ups, already has a Newsom-appointed “strike team” focused on improving its operations. The agency is closing its offices statewide for a half-day in July for employee training.Members of the Newsom administration said the new office can bring a fresh perspective to state operations, ideally helping the state run more like a business. They want people to access state services with the ease of ordering a ride, a meal or nearly anything else with the tap of a smartphone.“In your everyday life you have these great interactions with business,” said Mike Wilkening, the governor’s special adviser on innovation and digital services. “They make it as seamless as possible for you to conduct business with them — and the state does not.”While there’s broad agreement that improvement is needed, some critics and supporters alike see potential for the new office to become just another layer of bureaucracy.“It’s going to be interesting to see how they organize those 50 people, how they ensure that they are not being redundant with what the other organizations are doing and how they integrate,” said Teri Takai, a former chief information officer for California who now runs the Center for Digital Government, a 20-year-old national research and advisory organization for best practices in state and local government. She was an adviser to Newsom’s transition team and advocated for the creation of the office.She said other states are initiating similar efforts, though not all with a full department like California is doing. Alaska and New Jersey, for example, recently hired chief innovation officers.Administration officials say the office would complement, not duplicate, existing state programs. An agency could, for example, bring a problem for the office to tackle, or the Newsom administration could request the office look into something specific.“The governor would have no lack of ideas on ways we can improve services to Californians,” said Brian Ferguson, a Newsom spokesman.Once it comes up with an idea, the office would kick back some of the work of making it happen to the state agency that brought the problem or to the California Department of Technology if the solution is one that could improve service statewide, said Amy Tong, the state’s chief information officer.“It’s complementary in the sense that the Department of Technology is still going to be very much focusing on statewide technology initiatives,” Tong said. “Digital innovation would focus more on the front-end planning and discovery work.”Brian Metzker studied the proposal for the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office and said the work the new office will do appears different from other state programs. But he noted its duties will evolve once a director is hired and the office gets up and running.“It will be important for lawmakers to keep an eye on the office to make sure it’s not offering competing or duplicative services as it gets to work,” he said.Fong, the Republican lawmaker, agreed government needs an overhaul, even as he questioned Newsom’s approach.“Tech has changed for the better everything in our daily lives, whether it’s from travel, from booking services that we use in our daily lives or buying groceries,” he said. But, “state government has lagged behind because all they do is create more red tape and bureaucracy.”Beyond the director, Newsom will appoint 19 other employees who will be exempt from civil service. Thirty others will be hired through the normal government process.Of the new office’s $26 million budget, $10 million would go into a fund it could tap to complete its work. The budget in following years would be $14 million. June 26, 2019 AP AP, Posted: June 26, 2019 California seeks to bring high-tech to state government Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more