Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return02:08‘Andas wall’ prevents blocking of Black Nazarene image02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “But that’s fine, because that has always been there,” he said. “That was there during slavery. Nat Turner comes and says, ‘Hey, let’s run away. Let’s get some guns. Let’s get some machetes, and let’s fight for our freedom.’ And you always have someone say, ‘You kidding me?’”Dominique Wilkins, an NBA Hall of Famer known as the “Human Highlight Film” for his thunderous, acrobatic dunks during the 1980s and ‘90s, believes social media have amplified athletes’ voices — and the Twitter-less past did not offer sports stars the soap boxes they have now.“We didn’t have a platform because it wasn’t that type of media around,” Wilkins said. “You had the normal, everyday media, but you didn’t have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, you didn’t have any of that.”Wilkins, 58, said people are completely off base when they say his generation didn’t do anything or care about what was happening in their communities and in the world.“We grew up in a different era. We were born in the civil rights era. I remember when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated,” said Wilkins, an NBA analyst for Atlanta Hawks games for Fox SportsSouth. “People who say we didn’t care don’t know what they’re talking about. … We cared. We were a part of it, so we cared.“Our parents lived it. Our grandparents lived it. How can we not care?”The activism of the time was different, said sports historian Victoria Jackson, who works in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.Behind the scenes, superstar athletes worked in their communities and with schools — without making their activities known or asking for publicity for their time. Millions of dollars went to schools like historically black colleges and universities — as well as other deserving charities including social justice charities — without public acknowledgment, Jackson said.“While we might have seen a decline in athletes voicing strong opinions publicly about systemic racism, police brutality, criminal justice and education and residential and workplace reform, and perhaps the growth of endorsements contributed to this, I would suspect — if we did a little digging — we’d find countless stories of athletes doing work in the space of social justice and that this is the constant theme in the long historical arc,” she said.There were some who spoke loudly. A dashiki-wearing point guard Craig Hodges, Jordan’s teammate on the Chicago Bulls, presented then-President George H. W. Bush with a letter in 1991, urging more concern for African-Americans during one of the Bulls’ championship trips to the White House. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nash, Kidd among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this March 15, 1996, file photo, Denver Nuggets guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf stands with his teammates and prays during the national anthem before the game with the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. During the 1995-96 season, Abdul-Rauf began stretching or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. He was suspended for one game. But at season’s end, despite averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists, he was traded from the Nuggets to the Sacramento Kings. And when his contract expired two years later, he couldn’t get a tryout and was out of the league at age 29. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.Who didn’t want to be like Mike?ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments But those fortunate black athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods did not, for the most part, use their celebrity to speak out. Most were silent on issues like the crack epidemic, apartheid in South Africa, the racial tensions exposed by the O.J. Simpson trial and the police brutality that set off the Rodney King riots.Of course, there were exceptions — more, perhaps, than are generally remembered. And the times and the media of those times did not necessarily lend themselves to protest. But while Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali once stood up— and more recently, Colin Kaepernick , Lebron James, Serena Williams and others would not back down — black athletes of the ’80s and ’90s were known mostly for playing games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It seems to me that we need to rethink how we define ‘activism’ since black athletes certainly were involved in various social causes during that era. Anecdotally, I think about them donating to various scholarship funds and participating in ’say no to drugs” campaigns,’” said Johnny Smith, who is the Julius C. “Bud” Shaw Professor of Sports, Society, and Technology at Georgia Tech. “That’s certainly a form of activism. However, on the whole, the most prominent black male athletes were not confrontational or outspoken.”When Harvey Gantt took on conservative Republican Sen. Jesse Helms in 1990, Jordan — the undisputed superstar athlete of his time — refused to support the black Democrat in his native North Carolina, reportedly saying Republicans buy shoes, too. It took until 2016 for Jordan to finally speak out strongly on a social issue by condemning the killing of black men at the hands of police, writing in a column published by The Undefeated website.Woods said this week that throughout America’s history, blacks have struggled.“A lot of different races have had struggles, and obviously the African Americans here in this country have had their share of struggles,” Woods said. “Obviously has it gotten better, yes, but I still think there’s room for more improvement.”The mold of the public activist — the person who is willing to lead but also willing to lose everything for a cause — doesn’t fit everyone, said Harry Edwards, a scholar of race and sports who has worked as a consultant for several U.S. pro teams.Some guys are fine “picking up a paycheck” because they don’t want to be bothered, Edwards said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES During the 1995-96 season, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf began stretching or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. Abdul-Rauf was suspended for one game. But at season’s end, despite averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists, he was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Sacramento Kings. And when his contract expired two years later, he couldn’t get a tryout and was out of the league at age 29.Those protests, some say, may not represent the most radical actions of black athletes of the time, which were in the boardrooms, not on the streets.Jordan built a brand that turned him into a Nike powerhouse, where he brought African-American businessmen and women up the ladder with him, before becoming the first black sports billionaire with his NBA team ownership of the Charlotte Hornets.Magic Johnson, in addition to building a business empire, spoke out passionately about the HIV/AIDS crisis after contracting the disease. The NFL’s Man of the Year award was long named for Walter Payton, who pushed organ donation into the public limelight in his native Chicago and around the country through his foundation while advocating for minority ownership in professional football.Mike Glenn, a 10-year NBA veteran who played from 1977-87 and member of the National Basketball Retired Players Association board of directors, believes how those first black millionaires went about their business helped build the foundation that allows athletes to speak out today.“I think all of them were aware of backlash,” said Glenn, a collector of documents on African American history and culture . “They were aware that if you say certain things it may hurt your brand, or may hurt your ability to do things or that maybe even the league would take a different look at you. I think it was an insecurity of their position regardless of how much success they had.”Jordan and other iconic athletes of that period established the power of individual sports brands, a transitional platform Glenn believes athletes benefit from today.“LeBron has took what Michael had,” Glenn said, “and taken it a step further.”last_img read more

Whose Side Is Unenlightened?

first_imgHere’s an opportunity for readers to compare arguments on both sides of the debate about origins and the nature of science. Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief of Science, wrote an editorial last week that claims the sunrise of the intelligent design movement threatens “twilight for the Enlightenment.”1 He wrote that the “retrogression to the pre-Darwinian zoologist William Paley” is undermining the heritage of David Hume and “developing conviction that substituted faith in experiment for reliance on inherited dogma.” Chuck Colson in his Breakpoint commentary for April 8 puts the shoe of enlightenment on the other foot. He countered that the Darwinists have been in the business of suppressing the weaknesses of their theory. He quotes Rodney Stark, who wrote that evolution “has primarily been an attack on religion by militant atheists who wrap themselves in the mantle of science in an effort to refute all religious claims concerning a creator—an effort that has also often attempted to suppress all scientific criticisms of Darwin’s work.”1Donald Kennedy, “Twilight for the Enlightenment?”, Science, Vol 308, Issue 5719, 165 , 8 April 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1112920].Kennedy could enlighten all of us by explaining how molecular machines, DNA transcription and replication with all its error-correcting mechanisms, and the human brain arose from mindless, undirected process of chance and natural law. He could further explain how refusing to hear honest questions about Darwinian evolution exemplifies a conviction that substitutes faith in experiment for reliance on inherited dogma. What science needs today is not another Enlightenment, an era that produced a mixed bag of atheists and forgotten skeptics as well as deeply spiritually-minded scientists. It needs to go back further in time to what made enlightenment possible, to the period where brave men challenged establishment dogma at the risk of their lives. It needs a Reformation.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Contest winners’ products reaching broader audience

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentSarah Steinbrunner isn’t a mom, but the 21-year-old Ohio State University senior is well aware that, for many children, the traditional lunch staple of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich isn’t an option. Too many kids these days have peanut allergies, some so serious that peanut products aren’t allowed anywhere near them.Accepting the Signature Food Contest award for Beannut Butter in 2018 were, from left, Collin Crooks, a sophomore at Ohio State University and Banzo Foods bookkeeper; Taylor Crooks, company CEO and 2018 Ohio University graduate and Sarah Steinbrunner, a senior at OSU and the company’s Chief Science Officer. With them is Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Adam Sharp.So she and her boyfriend, Taylor Crooks, 22, decided to develop a “butter” that tastes like peanuts but contains no nuts at all.Their Beannut Butter (which is being rebranded with the name Yippea) was one of two products that judges picked in July as the 2018 winners of the Ohio Signature Food Contest, a statewide competition held annually by the Center for Innovative Food Technology and sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.Last year’s contest, which showcases innovative products, drew 75 entries. A panel of judges scored each product on its viability, commercialization potential and overall marketplace appeal, as well as the entrant’s business strategy.Also rising to the top was Sweet and Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce, the brainchild of former Bissell Maple Farm employee Tanya Kidd, who created a sauce that’s a blend of maple syrup, tomato paste and a bit of cayenne pepper.“There’s a million barbecue sauces out there,” said Nate Bissell, 39, owner of the farm in Jefferson in Ashtabula County. “But this is maple based and that’s what makes it unique.”Bissell has been making the sauce for eight years and selling it mostly out of the farm’s storefront. Its main ingredient comes from sugar water that’s left after maple syrup has been made. The sugar rinse water, which is about 3 to 5 percent maple sugar, is boiled down into maple syrup for the sauce. Last year, that resulted in 400 gallons of Sweet and Spicy sauce.“Basically we recycle that rinse water instead of putting it down the drain,” Bissell said. He said employees also steam-clean stainless steel drums that other farmers use for making maple syrup, and that rinse water also is boiled down and used for the sauce.“I have all the equipment to bottle it and we already had it analyzed,” he said. “But we need to find someone to help us package it, someone to partner with. I’m hoping that winning this contest will help us find a co-packer who could make it. We’re hoping the additional advice and guidance we get will help us move to the next step.”Steinbrunner and Crooks were in a different place when they won the contest; they were just starting their business, Banzo Foods, to sell the bean butter spread that Steinbrunner had created after much trial and error in the kitchen of her OSU-area apartment. As a food-science major she’d help develop an allergy-free cookie out of garbanzo beans with a group of other OSU students during her junior year. The effort brought out an entrepreneurial streak she hadn’t known she’d had and she decided to make an allergy-free spread.“There was a bigger market for a spread because there’s a huge gap in the marketplace for something that’s nut free,” Steinbrunner said. “We really want to market it as something that’s safe for people to eat. It’s never going to taste exactly like peanut butter, but it’s a lot closer to the taste than other alternatives.”Besides their original product, Steinbrunner and Crooks have developed two additional flavors — chocolate and spice cookie — and have sold the product at a farmer’s market, a specialty store and on Amazon. They’re negotiating to sell their butters in a national grocery chain and their goal is to eventually find investors and mass market the product.In the meantime, they’ve entered the product into national competitions at several universities and have received plenty of business advice, as well as certifications for their creation through the Signature Food Contest.“They got us ready to go in to talk to retailers and not be embarrassed,” said Crooks, a 2018 Ohio University graduate and Banzo Foods CEO.About CIFT Signature Food Contest in 2019The deadline to enter this year’s Signature Food Contest is May 31. Applicants must have an interest in commercializing the product, provide product samples and discuss market opportunities and business plans.Contest winners receive the support from CIFT, which includes testing products for shelf stability, advice on labeling, business planning, product development, regulations and batch-product preparations and the use of a commercially licensed kitchen in Bowling Green.Products do not have to be fully designed or ready for market. An application and additional information about the contest is available online.At left: Nate Bissell’s Sweet and Spicy maple sugar infused barbecue sauce was one of two winners of 2018’s Center for Innovative Food Technology Signature Food Contest.Photos by Peggy Turbett Leave a Commentlast_img read more

No Friend of Mine: Friendster to Delete Personal Data by End of May

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#social networks#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Friendster, one of the original players in the social networking arena, is changing the nature of its business to focus more on games and entertainment. Hence, all profile data that Friendster has been saving over the years will be deleted as of May 31, 2011, according to reports.Want to save some personal history? Your old profile information, as well as your comments, pictures, messages, blogs and groups, can be extracted using the Friendster Exporter.A Snapshot of ReadWriteWeb’s Friendster Coverage:Friendster Relaunching: A Lesson In How Not To BrandFriendster Expands in Asia, Hires Philippines Country Sales ManagerFriendster Hires Senior Product ManagerFacebook Goes International: Sees Impressive Growth Rates in Africa and AsiaThe Social Networking Faceoff Social Networking: Time For A Silver BulletSee the rest of our social networking archivesFriendster is not deleting accounts, it is just stripping them of rich information that is presumably more onerous to store than basic profile facts. In the Friendster help forum the company outlines how to use the Friendster Exporter.“If you do not wish to keep all this history or information, then you do not need to do anything. Whether you use the Exporter or not, your Friendster account will not be deleted. Your list of friends will be preserved, along with your basic profile information. Your wallet and games details will also remain unchanged,” the company wrote.The Exporter tool will download your information as a .zip file or you can send your photos to Flickr, Photobucket or Multiply. Friendster was acquired for $40 million in 2009 by MOL Global. The company is the owner of a payment service provider that powers mostly game payments in Southeast Asia. The move to more online gaming and entertainment makes more sense for MOL Global than archiving a stagnant social network.Friendster was not a service whose idea was “ahead of its time.” Friendster was just first. It was specifically of its time and, in retrospect to what has come afterward, not particularly refined. It was never a juggernaut even if it did have a substantial following. As one ReadWriteWeb reporter said this morning upon hearing the news; “Oh, that is sad. Wait, what was Friendster again?” A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts dan rowinskilast_img read more

BJP not inclined to share seats with Sena in Pune

first_imgDespite affirmations by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Sena contesting the State Assembly polls jointly, there is uncertainty over the proposed BJP-Sena alliance on account of a thorny seat-sharing arrangement in the eight Assembly segments in Pune city.The BJP had swept all seats in Pune in the 2014 Assembly elections when a rupture in alliances saw the two parties (as well as the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party) contesting the polls separately. Now, the BJP’s city unit is not disposed to let go of any of these segments in face of the Sena’s claims on at least three of them: Hadapsar, Shivajinagar and Kothrud.BJP city unit chief Madhuri Misal said since the party has eight sitting MLAs, there was no reason to let go of any of the seats. On Thursday, senior BJP leader and State Education Minister Ashish Shelar interviewed aspirants for the eight seats. In the wake of the party’s success in the Lok Sabha elections, 131 aspirants have come forward as potential candidates. The Kasba Assembly segment is set to get a new candidate as the sitting legislator, senior BJP leader Girish Bapat, was recently elected to the Lok Sabha. Among those eager for a ticket from Kasba Peth include Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak and Mr. Bapat’s daughter-in-law, Swarada.In the results of the 2014 Assembly polls, the Sena’s Mahadeo Babar was unseated by the BJP’s Yogesh Tilekar, while Chadrakant Mokate was routed by the BJP’s Medha Kulkarni in Kothrud.The Shivajinagar seat, once a Sena stronghold, has slipped from the party’s grasp even before the 2009 Assembly elections, with its former MLA Vinayak Nimhan switching alliances with the Congress before re-entering the Sena fold after the 2014 polls.While the BJP has commenced their poll preparations in the city on a war footing, the Sena’s leaders and cadre have yet to gear up for the challenge.However, some Sena leaders have said statements by local BJP leaders did not mean anything as the parties would be contesting jointly.“The opposition Congress-NCP is not even in the picture this time. It is a tussle for supremacy between the BJP and the Sena. The BJP’s internal survey shows they can win more than 160 of the 288 seats on their own. Any seat-sharing formula they present before the Sena will be based on these considerations. It is hardly likely they would be willing to give up seats with sitting MLAs, as in Pune city,” said a political analyst.last_img read more

Chooks-to-Go gives financial aid to Sisters of Mary School Boystown

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Little did everyone know that Mascariñas had a surprise in store.“When I walked in here, many people were thanking us but we are really the ones who are thankful,” Mascariñas shared during his opening remarks of the two-day event in Cebu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“With such a young age, you are already giving back to the country as the points we will accumulate here will help in our journey to the 2020 Olympics,” he added.“That is why on top of the 100,000, we are going to give 100,000 every month to help continue the cycle of goodwill by the sisters here.” ‘Megastar’ Sharon Cuneta shines, brushes off social media hate Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES The SBP commended Chooks-to-Go as it continues to spread their mission of helping in nation-building through basketball.“The initial plan that we talked about is giving P100,000 but the other was on-the-spot. He only decided that on stage because he was happy with the kind of reception we got and the involvement of the kids and the sisters,” said SBP executive director Sonny Barrios.Boystown said they plan to use the financial donation to continue the development of their sports program and to build more rooms inside the school.“To be honest, I felt a tug in my heart,” said Sister of Mary School Boystown athletic director Van Parmis in Filipno. “I’m happy and blessed sa Boystown and Girlstown because Chooks-to-Go pledged 100,000 per month and that’s a very big help for the kids and for them to get more opportunities in life. Our wish has just been granted because of Chooks-to-Go and because of SBP, Boystown was recognized.”“The kids’ happiness is our happiness,” added Sister Laresa Morasa, SM.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAs a thanksgiving gift to Sisters of Mary School Boystown, Chooks-to-Go gave the institution a check worth P100,000 and more.Prior to the Manok ng Bayan-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas 3×3 tournament, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. President Ronald Mascariñas had already planned to donate the said amount.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Kavita Raut differs from compatriot OP Jaisha’s claims on official apathy in Rio

first_imgMarathon runner OP Jaisha’s claims that there was no Indian official present at any of the refreshment desks during her event at the Rio Olympics has kicked a storm. (AFI slams OP Jaisha for baseless allegations)While the blame game has already begun, it was strange that the other athlete, Kavita Raut, who also represented India in the same event, did not complain of any such issues. (Also read: Rio 2016: Only Indian counter didn’t have water or refreshments, says OP Jaisha)Kavita did not want to get into the claims made by Jaisha but admitted that she never faced any such problems as she was fully aware of what was on offer during the 42.195km race.”I wouldn’t like to comment on what Jaisha has to say but as far as I am concerned, I was asked a day before the race if I would need any refreshment or drinks during the race,” Kavita told India Today. (Also read: Rio 2016: No water served to India’s thirsty women marathoners)”I said I am OK with water and don’t need any special drinks. There were refreshment drinks at the designated spots and I took it from the volunteers stationed at those desks,” added Kavita, who finished the marathon in 2 hours and 59.29 seconds. (Officials in blame game after OP Jaisha reveals horror tale from Rio 2016)Normally, one representative for an NOC can be present at a designated refreshment desk if an athlete needs drink other than water.Athletes from various countries do have their officials at those desks so as to identify the drink for their athlete.advertisementBut since, as the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has claimed, Jaisha had not asked for any special refreshment or drink, none of the Indian officials were present there.According to sources, four Indian officials, including chief coach Bahadur Singh and AFI secretary general CK Valson, were present at the women’s marathon event.After finishing her event Jaisha was so dehydrated that she felt unconscious before she was taken to the medical.Her coach Nikolai Snesarev wanted to go into the medical room, where Jaisha was being given treatment, but he was denied.He pushed a lady medical volunteer and was then detained by Rio Police for hours before he was released.last_img read more

Class XII book defines 36-24-36 as best female body shape,

first_imgsparks row (EDs: Updating with reaction from CBSE)New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) Excerpts from a class XII Physical Education textbook defining 36-24-36 as the “best body shape for females” have created an outrage on social media with critics demanding that the text be withdrawn.The incident comes against the backdrop of a raging debate on lack of scrutiny of the curriculum and content taught in schools.The book titled “Health and Physical Education” written by Dr VK Sharma and published by Delhi-based New Saraswati House, is taught at various schools affiliated to CBSE.CBSE, however, clarified that it “does not recommend any books by private publishers in its schools”.”36-24-36 shape of females is considered the best. That is why in Miss World or Miss Universe competitions, such type of shape is also taken into consideration,” read an excerpt from the chapter “Physiology and Sports” which is going viral.Various Twitter users shared picture of the mentioned text and demanded that the publishers withdraw the content and schools replace the book in their curriculum.In a statement, the CBSE said, “Schools are expected to exercise extreme care while selecting books of private publishers and the content must be scrutinised to preclude any objectionable content that hurts the feeling of any class, community, gender, religious group. Schools have to take responsibility of the content of the books prescribed by them.”This, however, is not the first incident about improper content being found in textbooks taught in CBSE schools in recent months.advertisementExcerpts from a class IV environmental science textbook that suggested students to “kill a kitten” as part of an experiment had gone viral on social media, forcing the publisher to withdraw it from the market last month.Similarly, a class XII Sociology book cited “ugliness” and physical disability of a girl as reasons behind the dowry issue prevalent in the country.The HRD Ministry had last month said that CBSE has no mechanism to evaluate the quality of textbooks of private publishers.”There is no mechanism to evaluate the quality of textbooks of private publishers. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has no mandate to prescribe or recommend the textbooks of private publishers in its affiliated schools,” Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha had said in response to a written question in Lok Sabha. PTI GJS KISlast_img read more

11 days ago​Ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho brands Diego Costa an ‘animal’

first_img​Ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho brands Diego Costa an ‘animal’by Ansser Sadiq11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho spoke about his former striker Diego Costa in a recent word association game.Costa was part of Mourinho’s Chelsea team during his second spell at the club, helping the Blues to the Premier League title.And during a word association game with LiveScore, Mourinho was asked to say a single word to describe events or people in the game.When he was asked about Costa, his response was “animal.”Costa has often been praised for his tenacity and intensity, which made him a nightmare for Premier League defenders.Other players Mourinho mentioned include John Terry (leader), Didier Drogba (legend), Michael Essien (son), Cristiano Ronaldo (goal), and Lionel Messi (magic). TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Here’s ESPN’s College Football Preseason Top 25

first_imgESPN College Football logo.We’re now 50 days away from the first college football Saturday. Teams across the country have been releasing hype videos to express their excitement. Now is a good time to give another look at the preseason polls. Who’s overrated heading into the season? Who’s underrated? Alabama's at No. 1, of course. Alabama’s at No. 1, of course.Here’s ESPN’s preseason top 25:1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Michigan 4. Florida State 5. Oklahoma 6. LSU 7. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Ohio State 10. Tennessee 11. USC 12. Georgia 13. Ole Miss 14. Oklahoma State 15. Michigan State 16. Washington 17. Houston 18. North Carolina 19. Oregon 20. TCU 21. Texas A&M 22. UCLA 23. Iowa 24. Miami 25. Louisville——The first college football Saturday is going to be in-cred-i-ble, by the way. Here are some of the games that will be taking place:Alabama-USCWisconsin-LSUClemson-AuburnNorth Carolina-GeorgiaThe rest of the weekend will be sick, too. Texas and Notre Dame are set to play on Sunday night and Ole Miss and Florida State are set to play on Monday night. Hurry up and get here, college football.last_img read more