Ratan Tata impressed with UPs industrial progress

first_imgUnnao (UP), Nov 27 (PTI) Impressed with the pace of progress in Uttar Pradesh, business doyen Ratan Tata today assured full support to the state for its industrial development.”The development which has taken place in Uttar Pradesh or which is on the cards that I have come to know in my meeting with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav … I can only say that I am very much impressed,” said Tata, chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons.Terming the picture of development of the state as “fantastic”, Tata also assured that he will extend full support in the development of the state in future.He was speaking here during the foundation laying function of Shahid Chandrashekhar Azad handicapped sports academy to be set up by Padma Shri Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to have climbed Mount Everest.Speaking on the occasion, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, recalling Arunimas struggle, said, “when she met with the accident (in which she lost her left leg) I was the state unit president of the Samajwadi Party and on coming to know about it I had also gone to the hospital to meet her.””She had later met me in the Janata Darbar and on my question as to where will she go she had replied that she will go to Mt Everest. I could not believe that she will scale it,” Yadav recalled.Yadav also said that he had asked Arunima to set up her special sports academy in the capital city of Lucknow but she chose the adjoining district of Unnao for her project. However, the CM assured all possible support to the academy.advertisementHe added that despite the state having a large number of poor people, balanced development is taking place here.On the occasion, Arunima said that during treatment when she lost her leg in a train mishap in 2011, a resident of Bethar village, Umashankar Dixit, had promised her land and other facilities for setting up the academy and so despite the chief ministers desire she opted for Unnao.She said that in case the government extended facilities, one branch of her academy will be set up in Lucknow also. PTI COR SAB KISlast_img read more

Report: Newcastle 0 Brighton 0

first_imgNewcastle United 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 0: Chances at a premium in dull draw Matthew Scott Last updated 1 year ago 00:50 12/31/17 Newcastle - cropped Getty Images Newcastle ended a run of five home defeats by drawing 0-0 with Brighton, but a point keeps them in sight of the Premier League drop zone. Neither Newcastle United or Brighton and Hove Albion could break their recent slumps in the Premier League, playing out a forgettable 0-0 draw at St James’ Park on Saturday.The Seagulls and Magpies went into the game hoping to improve on runs of one win in nine and 11 games respectively, and both looked like sides lacking in form.Rafael Benitez and former Toon boss Chris Hughton went with expansive-looking line-ups following under-powered defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea respectively last time out, but the contest was too stretched for large parts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Karl Darlow saved from Lewis Dunk while Mat Ryan denied Isaac Hayden and Dwight Gayle at the other end, although none of the chances were gilt-edged.The Toon remain just a point above the drop zone, but they can at least be thankful to have ended a run of five successive defeats on home turf, while Hughton’s men are in safer climes, three points further ahead.FT: Albion secure another @premierleague point on the road. Ryan made two brilliant saves to keep the game level. Dunk and Duffy both went close, but neither side could find a breakthrough. #NUFC 0 #BHAFC 0 #NEWBHA pic.twitter.com/I7EDUFbcxf— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) December 30, 2017Benitez removed the shackles from his side after their safety-first outing against City, but there was little to lift anyone from their seat until Matt Ritchie drifted a promising free-kick out of play, bringing his manager to the touchline to vent his frustration.The visitors were unable to muster much better, Anthony Knockaert drifting the first half’s sole shot on target into Darlow’s midriff and Shane Duffy sending a half-volley over.Newcastle finally broke their torpor and Mikel Merino and Joselu fired off target, before the Magpies’ frailty at set-pieces was once again laid bare, only for Duffy to loop a header over the crossbar.Ryan made two superb saves to keep Brighton level in the opening stages of the second half, clawing Hayden’s deflected effort around the post and showing razor-sharp reflexes to repel Gayle’s flicked header.Darlow was solid behind Pascal Gross’ firmly struck free-kick at the other end between those chances and Hughton was first to look to his bench, replacing the ineffective Glenn Murray with Tomer Hemed.The hosts had muted penalty appeals turned down as Gayle and then Merino went to ground inside the Brighton box, but the visitors successfully held firm to preserve a point that leaves them looking down on an increasingly fraught battle against the drop. Key Opta stats:- Newcastle have now won just one point in their last six Premier League home games at St James’ Park (W0 D1 L5).- The Magpies have scored just two goals from 71 shots in their six league games at St James’ Park since the start of November (2.8 per cent)- This was the fourth time that Brighton have drawn 0-0 in the Premier League this season – a joint league-high alongside West Brom.- In fact, this was the 11th time that Brighton have failed to score in 21 Premier League games this season – the most in the competition, level with Crystal Palace and Swansea City.- Newcastle made seven changes to their starting XI in this match (from their last game vs Man City) – the most that a side has made in a Premier League game this season. read morelast_img read more

10 Thoughts On Oklahoma State’s 61-7 Win Over Southeastern Louisiana

first_imgThis was a glorified scrimmage, and I’m probably being unkind to Oklahoma State’s third-teamers and walk-ons by saying that. We know very little more than we knew 24 hours ago, and what we do know is nothing more than a projection based on what we saw. I hate games like this for a number of reasons, but then again we could be 0-1 and staring Ohio State right in the face right now so I suppose I can put my knowledge of this team on the backburner for a proper ramp up to Big 12 play.10. … But There’s a SwaggerOne thing we do know is that this team has some swagger. From QB1 singing Garth on the sidelines to the slick new unis to Mike Gundy’s middle finger in the form of a flowing mullet to the college football world to Jalen McCleskey taking the Uni Heisman from Justin Gilbert, this team swags pretty hard. McCleskey said earlier this week they were going to take SE Louisiana seriously — and I think they did for the most part — but you can tell, this squad has bigger games in the back of its mind.Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 5.43.27 PMGundy (and Rudolph) won’t let them get too far out in front of things, but there seems to be more an air of “hey, we know what we’re doing this time around” than there was even last year when they were streaking to 10-0. That team always felt like its internal battle cry was, “we aren’t totally sure that we’re elite, but this sure is a lot of fun” whereas this year’s team has an identity from the start.Mason Rudolph as the elite QB. Jordan Sterns as the hard-hitting leader on defense. A veteran named Junior that appears to be as advertised. A bushel of freshmen that act like seniors. And a head ball coach with visions of something special. We didn’t learn everything this week, but what we did learn was that Oklahoma State thinks it is the best team in the Big 12.The best part about this time of year? It just might be. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. BOX SCOREOklahoma State drubbed Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday afternoon 61-7 in a game that felt like it lasted about three hours longer than it should have. OSU debuted its new threads (much more on that in a minute) and completely overwhelmed poor Southeastern Louisiana which received nearly $400K for its efforts.Mason Rudolph was sharp, the running game was all right, the defense looked deep and Mike Gundy’s hair of course flowed like the frozen Jack and Cokes will tonight at Murphy’s. It’s tough to learn anything substantive from games like this one, but I’m always excited to write the first 10 Thoughts of any season. Let’s get to work.1. Those Threads Were SpectacularFirst things first. I knew the new uniforms would be clean, but that helmet was a fever dream of goodness that has been building for 20 years. It was the perfect cap to the new threads that in theory only got slightly upgraded but in reality look so much better.From the bandana on the back of the helmet to the way the orange chromed in the sunlight to the white pants-socks-shoes look in Game 1, I could not be feeling these uniforms any harder. A true standing ovation in my office shed right now.Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 2.36.49 PM Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 2.36.09 PM Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 7.33.56 PM Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 7.32.59 PM2. Mason Certainly Looks The PartWe talked with Zac Robinson about this the other day, but Rudolph looks like a legitimate NFL quarterback. One interesting note the broadcasters made was that Gundy encouraged Rudolph to lose about 10 lbs. in the offseason. I’m not sure if he was quicker, but there were times he appeared borderline nimble (albeit against one and two-star recruits). The dink and dunk as there to the outside, the throws over the middle he’s always stepped into were sharp and he was making Johnny Football-like extended TD plays.He finished the game 17/24 for 191 yards and two TDs, but I don’t much care about the numbers in this game. I’m buying ever snippet of Rudolph stock I can possibly corner right now. Gundy said in August he finally knows what the heck he’s doing, and you can tell. There is no swagger problem, no lack of knowledge problem and no issues with the arm. He’s the sharpest-looking QB1 to set foot on the BPS turf since Brandon Weeden.It’s not even really that close.3. Barry J. Was a ShowHow fun was Barry J. Sanders in the first half? A little shimmy shake to get things going, punching one in from a yard out and following that up with a near replication of what pops used to do in the late 80s with a nasty little punt return.I was selling on Barry J. coming into the year mostly because I thought expectations were out of control, but my PFB mates were having to talk me off a ledge in Slack late in the second quarter. Kyle, putting $500 on Junior at 9,000-1 to win the Heisman is not a good idea. Especially if it’s coming out of our paychecks.WATCH: Take a look at Barry J. Sanders taking it back ALMOST all the way.Catch the second half on FSN! #okstate pic.twitter.com/dTTfuMYc1y— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 3, 20164. I don’t Hate The Five RB RotationHere are the OSU rushing stats through one game.Jeff Carr: 7.8 per carryJustice Hill: 6.0 per carryRennie Childs: 7.0 per carryChris Carson: 3.4 per carryBarry J: 0.6 per carryOn the whole the run game only notched 3.7 yards per carry which is not where you want to be against Southeastern Louisiana or really against any team, but I like how different each player is when they get the ball. Plus you can keep everybody fresh and ready to roll.Forgive me if I was uninspired overall with OSU’s run game. Gundy said he liked it, but OSU averaged 4.4 yards per carry or better in the three non-conference games last season against much better opponents. Don’t bring me the “well, they played the backups most of the game” excuse either. It’s Southeastern Louisiana. It’s one step above me, Kyle Boone and the rest of the guys running the blog strapping it up and playing a game. If your backups can’t bang out four yards a carry against a FCS team, that’s a real issue.I think there’s value in having five guys who can ball a little bit, but I’m not convinced on the whole that the offensive line or running game are “fixed.”5. OSU Has Four Legit WR ThreatsJalen McCleskey, Jhajuan Seales (who had two TDs) and James Washington all looked like men among one-star players, and the one who would have looked most like that (Marcell Ateman) is out with an injury until October. OSU is deep at WR, but it’s also really, really good there at the very top. I might have underestimated how good coming into this season.14 players caught passes, but only three (McCleskey, Seales and Washington) caught three or more from QB1. And 81’s two TDs were both pretty awesome.Sweet mercy. Rudolph to Seales for six. Peachy. https://t.co/awgrlmbyCD— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 2016As an aside, this quote at halftime from Mike Gundy was spectacular. “As an outsider” coming from the person who has been the face of the program off and on for the last 30 years.Gundy on Rudolph: “I thought he played pretty good. Looked to me like Washington had two drops. but that’s just an outsider looking in.”— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 20166. Some Random Notes on the DefenseSpeaking of being deep, Glenn Spencer was rolling deeper than Dana Holgorsen at a blackjack tournament with players in this game. Here are five notes I had written down:• Jarrell Owens is a lot faster than I thought. That front four was a little loose but incredibly athletic. Sugar Loaf Daniels looks like he’s gained about 15 lbs., Vincent Taylor blocked a FG and Owens and Trey Carter were all over the field. Should be a fun (if mildly or more than mildly) frustrating season of athletes trying to figure out how to be football players.• Justin Phillips has gained a lot of weight since that OU game in Norman his freshman year. Him and Gyasi Akem looked more out of place than Boone Pickens at a Democratic National Convention, but they (as Gundy would say) give great effort.• I have no idea what to make of Ramon Richards. I want to love him, but he does some truly infuriating things. He’s a lot like my kids in that manner.• Calvin Bundage is a complete and total lunatic. Dude is fun, isn’t he? By my count, he tried to literally take the head off a SE Louisiana player and followed that up by running halfway across the field to smother a poor SE Louisiana running back out of bounds right into the feet of a chanting Glenn Spencer. I like that OSU is recruiting (and hopefully getting more of) these kinds of players. Him and McCleskey are going to be a fun duo wearing No. 1 on both sides of the ball for the next three years.• Devante Averette had what might turn out to be the play of the year. How good was this?This was incredible. pic.twitter.com/LTQCSC3Pw1— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 20167. OSU Played a Lot of FreshmenCalvin Bundage (more on him shortly), Obi Obialo, Dillon Stoner, A.J. Green, Justice Hill and Madre Harper are the ones I can remember off the top of my head. And this wasn’t exactly “get ’em time while Mason is at Murphy’s” playing time either. Harper scored the first TD of the season, Stoner caught two passes, Obialo caught another, Hill was impressive in the open field and Harper and Green were your two corners halfway into the second quarter.True freshman. ? pic.twitter.com/CJ2gncpL2J— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 2016The fact that this team is a veteran bunch with tons of returning starters and Gundy still trusts more than five freshmen to contribute is incredibly encouraging for the future of the program. I’m all in on Hill and Bundage …8. QB2?The Oil Baron looked solid even though he almost died by way of Sammy B. on Saturday afternoon in the west end zone. I was surprised to see John Kolar play so early and even more surprised to see Mason play the second half. Cornelius was solid I suppose, but it doesn’t mean I want to see him the rest of the season other than the Central Michigan and Kansas games.The Oil Baron pulls a Bradford. pic.twitter.com/OQ7cDEZiSh— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 2016He got a little hung up by seemingly getting a poorer OL performance than Rudolph got, but he still ran for 28 yards and was 6/8 through the air. He’s good. Not great. Loves his family (apparently).9. We Know Nothing …Here’s what happens when you schedule FCS teams.This is what happens when you schedule the Savannahs of the world. pic.twitter.com/zq8Onm5B30— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 2016last_img read more