Top Stories[LIVE NOW] My Journey in Law – In Conversation with Justice Rekha Sharma & Justice Usha Mehra LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Oct 2020 4:49 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum (DHCWLF) is organizing a webinar on the topic “My Journey in Law” under its ‘Virtual Canteen’ programme.Speakers:Justice (Retd.) Rekha Sharma, Delhi High CourtJustice (Retd.) Usha Mehra, Delhi High CourtThe sessions shall not only be about the journey of the two prominent judges as women in the field of law but, they shall also discuss their journey…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum (DHCWLF) is organizing a webinar on the topic “My Journey in Law” under its ‘Virtual Canteen’ programme.Speakers:Justice (Retd.) Rekha Sharma, Delhi High CourtJustice (Retd.) Usha Mehra, Delhi High CourtThe sessions shall not only be about the journey of the two prominent judges as women in the field of law but, they shall also discuss their journey as Judges in a Democracy.Moderators:Ms. Shahrukh AlamMs. Shivani Luthra LohiyaNext Story
Ball State, W. Michigan meet in conference play February 6, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBall State (13-9, 6-3) vs. Western Michigan (10-12, 3-6)University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: MAC foes meet as Ball State faces Western Michigan. Ball State took care of Kent State by eight in its last outing. Western Michigan is coming off a 64-60 win over Miami in its most recent game. STEPPING UP: Western Michigan’s Michael Flowers has averaged 17.9 points while Brandon Johnson has put up 14.8 points and eight rebounds. For the Cardinals, Tahjai Teague has averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while Ishmael El-Amin has put up 13.6 points.TERRIFIC TAHJAI: Teague has connected on 29.2 percent of the 48 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 11 over the last three games. He’s also made 57.9 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 70: Ball State is 0-6 when it allows at least 70 points and 13-3 when it holds opponents to less than 70.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Cardinals have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Broncos. Western Michigan has 27 assists on 63 field goals (42.9 percent) over its past three outings while Ball State has assists on 30 of 64 field goals (46.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy Ball State defense has held opponents to just 61.6 points per game, the 21st-lowest in Division I. Western Michigan has given up an average of 73 points through 22 games (ranked 246th, nationally).___
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Gardai are hunting vandals who destroyed more than €10,000 of boats off Downings Pier last night.Scene of the crime at Downings Pier.The thugs cut the mooring ropes of two boats setting them adrift.The boats then floated across the bay and ended up being smashed up on rocks close to the Rosapenna Hotel. The boats, which were used for fishing, were completely destroyed and debris has been floating in the area.The boats, a wooden boat and another fiberglass boat, were owned by two local men but were completely destroyed.Gardai are now viewing CCTV footage from the pier in an effort to identify the culprits.One car was spotted just before 2am with its headlights off. And even worse news for the owners is that neither of the boats were insured.Gardai have asked anyone who may have witnessed people acting suspiciously to get in touch. GARDAI HUNT THUGS WHO DESTROYED €10,000 BOATS was last modified: September 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:destroyedDownings PierGardairocksthugs
Fifa president Sepp Blatter, South Africancabinet minister Tokyo Sexwale andstatesman Nelson Mandela with theConfederations Cup trophy.(Image: Fifa) Brian Habana in full swing during theBritish and Irish Lion’s game.(Image: British and Irish Lions) The IPL games also brought in millionsFor the South African economy.(Image: Cricket SA)Khanyi MagubaneThree major sporting events hosted in South Africa over the past six months have given the country’s tourism sector a much-needed boost.Since January this year, South Africa has hosted the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Fifa Confederations Cup and the British and Irish Lions rugby tour.The IPL tournament, comprising 59 matches, was relocated to South Africa in April due to the Indian national election, which was taking place at the same time as the tournament. The Indian government announced that it could not guarantee the safety of players due to political unrest. The decision was finalised after the Sri Lankan cricket team were attacked by terrorists in PakistanOn its website, the City of Cape Town reports that hosting the first leg of the IPL tournament was a valuable boost for the City.“[The IPL] has not only given the City valuable global exposure, but has also cemented its reputation as a sporting and events destination,” it reads.Cape Town Tourism chief executive officer Mariette du Toit-Helmbold says it’s been a bounty season for the city. “This has been an exciting moment and opportunity for Cape Town. The event extends our season significantly and is a welcome boost to our local tourism economy.”During the opening ceremony of the IPL, the world’s attention was on Cape Town as Bollywood stars, musicians and dancers pulled out all the stops to set the global stage for the sporting event.The tournament has injected between R1-billion (US$129-million) and R2-billion ($258-million) into the South African economy.The City says the cash injection has not only boosted the local economy, but, it will have long term benefits, as there are bound to be repeat visitors to the City.Cape Town was not the only city to have benefited from the cricket tournament. Up to 40 000 hotel rooms and 10 000 domestic flights were booked for the tournament. In addition, the IPL has also provided R10-million ($129 000) in scholarship funds to 300 students and 32 schools across the country.Rugby tradition returns to SAAccording to SA Rugby’s Andre Homan, the British and Irish Lions tour, which started on 20 June in Durban KwaZulu-Natal, has contributed R1-billion ($128-million) to the South African economy, with R250-million ($32.2-million) in direct foreign exchange.Homan says this could easily have been the biggest sporting event to be held in South Africa in terms of generated revenue.“Based on the 2005 Lions tours to New Zealand, the average visitor is expected to spend at least three weeks in the country and spend about R20 000 ($2 500),” said Homan.“The series will create awareness of the host cities and SA as a tourism and business location, with increased sales in trade, hotel and recreational services.“A successful Lions series will certainly help SA’s chances in the bid for both the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups,” Homan continued.The tour’s hotel partner Southern Sun Hotels, reports that the current global recession has had a significant impact on the original estimated number of visitors.“We anticipate 35 000 to 40 000 supporters entering the country for the event, which is down on the original prediction of 45 000 to 50 000 supporters,” said the hotel chain’s sales and marketing director Neil Fraser.Visitors to South Africa were also expected to make use of various domestic flights.Gidon Novic, CEO of Comair, the company that operates British Airways in South Africa, says 10 000 flight bookings were confirmed for the various games that supporters were expected to attend.“The tour will certainly give us a nice boost during this difficult period,” said Novick.The British and Irish Lions tour in South Africa is a prestigious sporting event in the country, as it only happens once every 12 years.The two teams have now met 38 times, with South Africa holding the winning score of 18 games, versus the 16 currently held by the Lions. They’ve drawn four games.In 1962, South Africa beat the Lions 43-14 in their biggest win against the team, and in 1974, the Lions retaliated with a 28-9 victory over South Africa.Football crazy SAThe 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup has also been a money-spinner for South Africa. The tournament took place between 14 and 28 June, with eight teams competing.South African Tourism chief operating officer and acting CEO, Didi Moyle said at the beginning of the tournament, that Johannesburg was ready to showcase its vibey and trendy lifestyle to the visitors.“We’re excited about the tournament, not only because it offers our industry a truly incredible opportunity to showcase our destination, but also because it gives us a chance to show off our infrastructure, and to have our visitors witness the effort that we have put into preparing for this world class event.”Although figures emanating from the football tournament are not yet readily available, the four host cities of the tournament – Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg benefited from a financial and tourism perspectiveAccording to the newspaper, Mail and Guardian, residents of Rustenburg in the Northwest province benefited immensely from the hosting of the Confederations Cup.“Lodges and guesthouses are already mushrooming across Rustenburg’s bushland valleys. Business owners are enjoying a brief bumper season for the four Confed games played in the city,” it reads.According to the newspaper, 450 000 visitors were expected to attend the tournament in their different capacities.Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at: [email protected] Useful linksThe British and Irish LionsThe golden lionsFifa Confederations Cup Southern Sun hotel
14 October 2010 Since 1990, South Africa has been a noisy place. After decades of apartheid censorship, the lifting of restrictions on the media led to a cacophony of debate. For the first time in centuries, everyone in the country could be heard, and the result was sometimes deafening. First there were effectively no media laws at all, then the country’s new Constitution, adopted in 1996, explicitly protected freedom of speech and media, excluding only propaganda for war, incitement to violence and hate speech.The news in the new South Africa The new African National Congress (ANC) government had a positive policy to transform the media and rid it of its apartheid inheritance, encourage diversity and give a media voice to previously excluded communities. South African newspapers went through a difficult time of consolidation, with some going out of business, but then there was a boom in tabloids, making this one of the few countries where newspaper sales went up in the early 21st century. Papers like the Daily Sun created a huge new set of newspaper readers, and gave voice to the working class, a voice which had been absent from mainstream media. Investigative journalism flourished, with exposes of every controversial aspect of South African life: bad governance, wasteful spending, white collar crime and social conditions. If the test of an effective watchdog media is that crooks and scoundrels sleep restlessly, then South African newspapers passed with flying colours. No one was spared: not even the national chief of police and the President’s personal financial adviser, both of whom were sentenced to prison after being exposed in the media.Freedom versus dignity But media is a contested political area. Democracy not only means freedom of the media, but freedom to criticise, denounce and take issue with the media. Tough news coverage has brought accusations of unfairness, lack of balance and ethics, and invasions of personal dignity and privacy. In a society with a long history of racial inequality, issues of dignity are particularly sensitive. These are not unique to South Africa, but they come against the background of a tense transition to democracy, a media often tainted by apartheid history, the fragility of a new social compact and a young government operating under difficult circumstances. This has led to intense debate in South Africa about whether the media exercises enough responsibility along with its rights: in particular, how to balance freedom of speech against the right to dignity. A new secrecy Bill – intended to bring old apartheid law in line with the new constitution – is hotly contested amid accusations that it seeks to cast the net of secrecy too widely. The Bill is currently being debated in Parliament.The right to make noise The ruling ANC has expressed its unhappiness with the newspapers’ system of self-regulation – an ombudsman and a press council – and proposes a statutory appeals tribunal, as recourse for those aggrieved by their treatment at the hands of journalists. They argue that editors have been too reluctant to apologise and correct when they get things wrong. The tribunal suggestion has increased the volume more than ever, with a host of civil society organisations, legal bodies, political parties, academics and institutions speaking out against it. That this proposal can be so hotly debated is itself a sign of a vigorous, open and healthily contested democracy. Clearly, South Africans are not going to give up any freedoms lightly. There is going to be a lot of noise around the right to make noise. Professor Anton Harber is the director of the journalism programme at the University of the Wiwatersrand. He is a former joint founder and editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper. This article was first published in South Africa Now, a six-page supplement to the Washington Post produced on behalf of Brand South Africa. Download South Africa Now (PDF, 2.12 MB).
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Related Posts One of the major pain points in developing mobile applications for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) is testing those apps. As we’ve noted before, the traditional testing method is time-consuming and cumbersome – files have to be emailed or shared, then downloaded to a computer, dragged into iTunes and synced to the mobile device. When an update is required, the app in iTunes has to be deleted and the whole process must begin again.But there’s a better way, as it turns out, thanks to a change Apple made in iOS 4.0 but didn’t publicize. Apps can be distributed via the “ad hoc” method for testing purposes, which means over-the-air, one-click installs for app beta testers. Here’s how.Although we’re not a mobile application review site per se, we’ve done our fair share of app reviews around here. And one thing that we’ve always found to be problem in doing so is the tiresome, tedious method of getting pre-release apps onto our iPhones. Download, unzip, drag and drop, sync, test, etc. That’s why when mobile business card scanning solution CardMunch emailed us a link to install its latest pre-release version (now live) late last month, we were intrigued.“If you would like to play with CardMunch 2.0 yourself, we made it easy for you to install this time since we already have your UDID. All you have to do is visit this link (no iTunes syncing required),” the email read, following by a link to a page on the CardMunch.com domain.We clicked the link from within our iPhone’s email client and the app just installed on our device – no iTunes syncing required. What? How is this possible?Apple’s Best Kept SecretApparently, a few developers have discovered the secret, documented in detail here. Now you may say that this isn’t a secret at all, but a well-known feature most developers already know about. We say this in return: Oh yeah? Then someone please (please!) tell the developers who keep emailing us zip files about this.OK, I guess we will.Why Ad Hoc: More Testers, More FeedbackThanks to this feature, developers can distribute mobile apps wirelessly for testing purposes. Developers will still need access to the device IDs (UDIDs) and will still need to create provisioning files, but the actual distribution of the apps makes it far, far easier on those receiving the applications for testing.With easier distribution, more beta testers are likely to actually install and try your apps. That means more feedback for developers, says Alex Okafor, a mobile application developer who shared the details of the new method on his blog ParadeofRain.com. It also means that some of your testers will be out in the field when they install the apps, instead of at home using Wi-Fi, which can help you spot issues related to 3G bandwidth and its effect on the responsiveness of an app’s functions.How To Set Up Your Ad Hoc DistroThanks to Okafor’s guide, we have the instructions for setting up an ad hoc distro. Here’s how to do it:Choose Build –> Build and ArchiveIf not already open, open the Organizer window (Window –> Organizer) and choose “Archived Applications”If not already open, open the Organizer window (Window –> Organizer) and choose “Archived Applications”Highlight the build you just archived and click on “Share Application”Select “Distribute for Enterprise” and the correct provisioning profile should be automatically selected. If not, correct it.Now, fill out the form presented to you with the app URL, title, subtitle (optional) and image URLs (optional). Click “OK” and specify where the file should be saved. Save the file as the same file name you gave it in the URL.Upload both the IPA and PLIST file to the URL you specified in the form.Drop the index.php file created by Jeffrey Sambells here in this post into the directory where you uploaded the IPA file. This index will generate the links for both the provisioning and IPA files.You’re finished! Now, just share the link with your app testers!Is this Legit?So is this legit? It appears so. We spoke to another well-informed source on the matter who explained that this “Wireless App Distribution” method can now be done by either posting an XML file (a manifest file), using a PHP script or any other method. The idea is that the manifest will point to a single IPA file which itself can contain a provisioning file, they explained.Developers registered under either the Standard or Enterprise program get 100 ad hoc invites, but Enterprise developers can distribute apps without linking to UDIDs. As far as this person knew, using an Enterprise developer license for distributing anything (beta or otherwise) to employees or contractors would be fine and not in violation of the Apple Developer Agreement. (Feel free to chime in if you know more.)As we shared in October, a startup called TestFlight has developed a tool to further refine this process. It lets developers invite testers via email, and they can then see who has tested what builds of the app. The process of gathering and managing UDIDs is handled by the TestFlight service as well.Have you tried ad hoc distribution for testing purposes? If so, what do you think about it?Image credits: ParadeofRain What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
The Stone Rage A new generation of stone-throwing youth became the face of the unrest in the Kashmir Valley as the separatist insurgency completed two decades this year. Over 100 people died in police firing and beatings since the summer of discontent began with killing of a Srinagar student in,The Stone RageA new generation of stone-throwing youth became the face of the unrest in the Kashmir Valley as the separatist insurgency completed two decades this year. Over 100 people died in police firing and beatings since the summer of discontent began with killing of a Srinagar student in police action in June.People’s ManNitish Kumar flashes a victory symbol after winning a second term as the chief minister of Bihar: His landslide victory in the Bihar assembly polls – 206 seats out of 243 – validated development politics and sent casteist politicians like Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan into exile. His win also dashed Rahul Gandhi’s hope of a Congress revival in Bihar and proved that dynasty cannot replace the relevance of good roads.Tape TroublesThe year which saw the reopening of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai – dear to Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata’s heart-also saw the Mr Clean of big business embroiled in the Niira Radia controversy.Faint HeartedBJP President Nitin Gadkari faints during a party anti-price rise rally in Delhi: The low-key Gadkari has had an intensely busy year as party boss, taking on the Congress on the economy and the JPC, defending himself in the Adarsh scam as well as trying to quell internal dissent and corruption scandals in BJP-ruled Karnataka.First Among EqualsHistory and sports seemed inseparable as Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to win a badminton gold at the CWG. She also won four super series titles this year, and the Khel Ratna Award. The series of power-packed performances was carried forward by Sachin Tendulkar who became the first batsman to score 200 in an ODI and slammed his 50th Test ton.The Winning PunchadvertisementGrappler Sushil Kumar proved his class as he became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships. Emerging as a genuine world beater, the golden run of the Olympic bronze-medallist continued at the CWG as he went on to add another gold in India’s kitty. The wrestlers put the country in the record books for clinching 10 medals in the discipline.Oil is Not WellAerial view of oil spill in New Mexico: The world witnessed the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry that flowed for three months and killed 13.Symbols of India RisingBarack Obama addresses Indian Parliament: The watershed year saw India, like a revolving door, hosting every major world leader. Obama spent the longest time abroad as president in India, signing deals worth $10 billion and backing India’s quest for a permanent UN Security Council seat. Vindicating the priority India has acquired internationally, was the new rupee symbol, making it a part of an elite global club and the fifth currency to have a symbol after the US dollar, euro, pound and yen.Fog of WarUS helicopter arrives to carry an injured US soldier in Afghanistan: As the US army got bogged down longer than the Soviets in Afghanistan, it turned out to be one of the deadliest years for America. Amid growing doubts about his war strategy, Obama pledged to pull out of the country and give full security control to the Afghan government by 2014.Divine DispatchNaga sadhus at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar: The holy city hosted the three-month long Purna Kumbh Mela that started in January. On April 14 alone, approximately 10 million people bathed in the River Ganga. By mid-April, about 40 million people had bathed, since January 14, in what is called the largest religious gathering in the world. The gathering is a meeting place for the Naga sadhus, famous for their lack of clothing, bodies coated in a layer of ash and braided hair.Floods of SorrowA stranded Pakistani family surrounded by flood waters (above): 2010 saw its share of disasters too. The Pakistan floods that began in July engulfed one-fifth of the country’s total land area, killing over 2,000 and affecting about 20 million people-exceeding the combined total of those affected by the 2004 tsunami and the 2005 Haiti earthquake.Shock and Oh!Chilean miners emerge after months in the dark (left): $20 million was the cost of the mission to rescue 33 men trapped in a collapsed gold and copper mine in San Jose in Chile after 69 days.
“Look at all those banners up there,” Beilein said, pointing toward reminders of the 2016 NBA championship, Eastern Conference titles and division crowns won by the Cavs — most of them in the past decade. “It’s been done before. Why can’t it be done again?”This basketball renaissance man is ready for his next recovery project.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSaying he won’t use the word “rebuild,” Beilein was introduced Tuesday by the Cavs, whose surprising choice of the 66-year-old was met with skepticism only by those who haven’t crossed paths with him over his more than four decades as a coach.Cleveland’s expansive search ended last week with someone who has won at every level in college — most recently during a 12-year run at Michigan — and will now see if his team-first, family-oriented style can work in the pros. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “He’s all the things you would want in a head coach,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said.Even before being escorted onto the podium by general manager Koby Altman, Beilein showed his eagerness to turn around a team whose run of four straight finals ended this season following the departure of LeBron James. The Cavs went 19-63 and parted with two coaches.About an hour before the news conference, Beilein peeled off his suit coat, went onto the floor and rebounded for Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr., one of the team’s core players. Moments later, he chatted with point guard Collin Sexton, who had just gotten off a plane from the Philippines and was soon practicing a jump shot that improved dramatically during his rookie season.Beilein’s first public moments as Cleveland’s coach couldn’t have gone better.He was joined by his wife, Kathleen, who has been with him every step of the way of a coaching career that began at Newfane Central High School in New York. All four of their children were in attendance along with four grandchildren, including grandson Johnny, who recently revealed to his grandpa that the Golden State Warriors are his favorite team.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Luka Doncic, Trae Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie 1st-teamers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments “Coaches, we don’t complain on paydays,” he said. “That’s part of this job. You have to get it done and that’s part of it. I’ve been able to stay away from that and that’s the only plan here: We’re going to get this right and I’m going to coach as long as I can coach and I hope that’s a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Independence, Ohio. Beilein left Michigan after a successful 12-year run for what will likely be his last coaching stop, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who believe the 66-year-old can accelerate their rebuild. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers’ basketball history stared the new coach in the face.He wants to make it richer.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Here’s the good news,” Beilein said. “Before we were hired here, Cavs were No. 20 on the list. Now he says we’re all the way up to No. 2. So that’s good.”Beilein said coaching in the NBA was never on his bucket list. While he accomplished everything in college coaching, the exception being a Division I NCAA championship, Beilein says he would have had no regrets had he finished his career at Michigan.But the chance to bring back the Cavs was too much to pass up. His courtship with Cleveland was a whirlwind. An initial meeting with Altman quickly escalated to Gilbert sitting in his kitchen to work out a five-year contract.As in previous stops at Le Moyne, Canisius, Richmond, West Virginia and West Virginia, Cleveland offers a challenge.“Rebuild is not a word we’re going to use here, I saw it more as a renaissance,” he said. “Let’s just change and let’s see what we can through different trial and error. It was one (job) that was appealing to me. Every single time that we’ve decided to do this, some people would say with every job, and probably with this one, ‘What are you crazy? Why are you doing that? And I say exactly that, opportunity and challenges go hand in hand.”Beilein credits much of his success to his ability to connect with young players. He’s changed with the times, adjusted to latest trends. He does have some old-school ways, but he’s also open to new ideas, supplementing his message with analytics.“You can get too analytical as well,” he said. “I want to find the sweet spot, the ones that have been important to me for years and the ones that are important to NBA basketball and try to blend those two.”There’s another constant in Beilein’s career — job security. He’s never been fired.“That’s right,” he said proudly, joking that Gilbert should handle the question about his reasons for taking the job.Beilein said he’s never worried about anything but the present.
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra defended the association’s decision to not include football teams in the Asian Games 2018 contingent.India, who have announced a strong 524-member contingent, will take part in 36 sports disciplines in the Asian Games from August 18-September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.India will participate in Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Bowling, Canoe-Kayak (Sprint), Canoe-Kayak (Slalom), Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Gymnastics, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Kurash, Pencak Silat, Roller Skating, Rowing, Sailing, Sambo, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Squash, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Diving, Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Soft Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Wushu.Athletics will have the highest number of representation with a total of 52 members participating.Narinder Batra justified the decision of including lesser known sports like pencak silat, saying they are potential medal winners and there is no place for “also rans” in the squad.”It is not that we personally like those sports and have included them. They have been winning medals and are expected to win at the Asian Games too. There were another 5-6 lesser known sports besides pencak silat but we did not include them because they were not potential medal winners,” Batra said.Men and women football teams will not be travelling because they are “unlikely” to win medals while a 22-member pencak silat squad (an Indonesian form of martial arts) will represent.India had won two silver and five bronze medals at the Asian pencak silat championships in 2016.India will also be competing in lesser known disciplines like sambo (6 members), soft tennis (10) and kurash (14).advertisement”You have to be at a certain level now. You cannot go there to finish as also rans. You need to be visible. You have to earn your place in the contingent. Those days when these things were overlooked are gone.”There has been criticism (about excluding football) but we are not bothered about that. These not so popular sports will win India medals and that is what matters. Sports have been cleared with a clear intention that they would be performing. They will not be finishing last,” added Batra, who is also heading the international hockey federation FIH.Football teams were ignored because they are not ranked in the top-8 in Asia. The All India Football Federation had called the IOA’s decision a myopic one.Earlier this week, India announced a 524-member contingent for the continental Games comprising 277 men and 247 women.India finished eighth at the Incheon Asian Games four years ago with 57 medals including 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze.(With inputs from PTI)