Baron Corbin was at it again!On the April 25 edition of the WWE Talking Smack, Corbin shoved a WWE official following an altercation with Sami Zayn and the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon was left with no option but to take an action against him.McMahon announced on Twitter that he has fined Corbin and with immediate effect, the Lone Wolf has been suspended for a week.It is never acceptable for an athlete in any sport to put their hands on an official, @WWE is no exception. @BaronCorbinWWE actions…- Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) April 26, 2017…on #TalkingSmack were irresponsible and unprofessional. He has been fined and suspended for one week effectively immediately. #SDLive- Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) April 26, 2017Corbin has surrounded himself with such controversies. Since the time he was drafted in the blue brand last July, he has attacked everyone from Kalisto to Dean Ambrose.Backstage fights and altercations are a part and parcel of the promotion of WWE characters but Corbin crossed the line by laying hands on an official. Hence, the swift action became a necessity.
Round 1 of the South East Queensland Junior Tri-Series starts this weekend, May 21st. It’s being held at Redlands, with rounds 2 and 3 to be held at Toowoomba and then the Gold Coast. For the South East, South and South West junior sides competing, it’s great preparation for the Queensland Junior State Cup coming up in July. Welcome to the post-Mothers Day edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, where we say thanks to all mums out there and also happy birthday to TFA’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Thompson, we hope you have a great day today…but back to Touch, there’s plenty happening, so make sure you have a read…and for all Australian Senior Squad members, remember your deposits for the World Cup are due today! For all the news click on ‘more’ below… If you’re interested in the full version of each match, TFA will also be selling copies of all 3 matches in full, complete with the referees talk during the match. These copies will not be professionally packaged or have commentary, they will simply be the raw footage of each final and the referees who had a microphone on during the final. TFA hope this will be a valuable resource for coaches, referees and players to use in development of the sport or their own skills. These will also be priced around $20-25. Copies of the NTL package shown on Fox are on their way to the office, while the price has yet to be determined, it’s estimated they will be available for purchase for around $20-25. On the topic of sales, the TFA online merchandise shop has been closed for some time, but is very close to being opened! TFA have recently finalised the financial gateway to be used and will be uploading resources, referees gear and other merchandise into the shop. An announcement will be made on the TFA homepage when the shop is open for business. Touch Football South Australia is calling for coaches and assistant coaches for their State 18 Years Boys team, 12 Years Girls team and 14 Years Boys team and also 14 Years Girls team. If you want more information on these teams and their tour dates/destinations, please contact Touch SA on (08) 8373 3222. TFA have recently announced a new sponsor, ESUS footwear. Over the coming weeks we will be distributing information on the company, the partnership, their shoes and when sales will begin. Both ESUS and TFA are preparing to launch the Touch Football shoes, check out www.esus.com.au if you’re after some information on the shoes themselves and keep your eye on the TFA website over the coming weeks. Unfortunately the BMTA fundraiser for Touch in North Queensland has had to be postponed, early indications are that it will take place in the coming months, for more information contact email@example.com. This will allow organisers more time to get everything ready and teams more time get themselves together. Touch West are holding their Board of Management meeting on Saturday 10th June, while Southern Districts Touch Association in Western Australia are holding their AGM on Tuesday 30th May. If you’re interested in either of these meetings, check out www.touchwest.com NSW Touch are holding an AusTouch leaders course, at no cost to participants, on Sunday 18th June at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club, from 9am-1pm. AusTouch is TFA’s junior program allowing kids to experience the skills of Touch and providing a pathway for a fun and safe experience of the sport. If you are interested in taking part, contact Daniel Rushworth on (02) 9558 9333. While the talk on the Soccer World Cup heats up, so do preparations for the Touch Football World Cup in South Africa, 2007. The tournament is being held in Stellenbosch, which is approximately 40km east of Cape Town and will be from January 17-20. The Open National Training Squads (NTS) have already been announced, with the final sides to be announced in late August, after a training camp in July. The Senior Squads will be announced in late May, with their deposits due to the TFA office TODAY. The NSW Country Championships are being held at Dubbo on May 27-28. The draft draw is now available; simply click on www.nswtouch.com.au for all the details.
KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 4: Dante Fowler Jr. #6 of the Florida Gators gestures toward fans in the closing seconds of the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Florida defeated Tennessee 10-9. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Dante Fowler’s time as a Florida football player is over, as the junior defensive lineman is headed to the NFL. Fowler, a potential first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, won’t be leaving Florida without saying “thank you” to all the fans who supported him during his time in Gainesville, Fla. The 6-foot-3, 261-pound defensive end took out an ad in Friday’s Gainesville Sun expressing gratitude to all of Gator Nation. Very cool from @TheDanteFowler6, thanking the #GatorNation with an ad in today’s @GainesvilleSun @Gator_sports pic.twitter.com/G3RwAjHPtB— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) January 30, 2015Well done, Dante. Fowler, a possible outside linebacker at the next level, is projected to go 13th overall to New Orleans in NFL.com’s latest mock draft.
Jameis Winston, the probable No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, is currently showing off his abilities at Florida State’s pro day in Tallahassee. He’s reportedly going to throw between 90-110 passes. One of those passes really got away from him, leading to a pretty big collision on the sideline at the Semionles’ indoor facility. Check it out: Keep your head on a swivel, camera guy.
New Delhi: India’s 4x400m mixed relay team can reach the final of the Doha World Championships despite the absence of top quarter-miler Hima Das, deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair said on Thursday. World junior champion Hima was on Wednesday ruled out of the showpiece event beginning on September 27 due to her persistent back injury in a setback to the Indian team which was putting a lot of hope in the newly introduced mixed 4x400m relay event. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”Not much difference (with the ruling out of Hima). We have to stay positive and still believe that we can reach the finals in mixed 4x400m relay,” Nair said. The top eight finishers in the relay events of the World Championships will automatically qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. India qualified in the World Championships as the 14th ranked team in the mixed 4x400m relay based on its Asian Games gold winning time of 3:15.71. Bahrain team was the original winner but it was stripped of the top spot as one its runners was caught for doping. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersMuhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv, M R Poovamma and Hima Das ran that race in Jakarta. In Doha, however, neither Hima will be there nor Rajiv, who is also laid low with an injury. Jisna Mathew, Poovamma and VK Vismaya were named along with Jacob Amoj, Anas and Noah Tom Nirmal for the 4x400m mixed relay. Meanwhile in another development, Anas will not run in the individual 400m race as the Athletics Federation of India did not enter his name for the event despite crossing the qualifying mark. He has been entered only for the men’s 4x400m relay and mixed 4x400m relay. The world athletics governing body IAAF on Thursday released the provisional entry list of the athletes, country-wise as well as event-wise, and Anas’ name was there only in the men’s 4x400m and mixed 4x400m relay, and not in the individual 400m race. “We have not entered Anas for individual 400m as we thought he can help the country better in the men’s 4x400m relay and mixed 4x400m relay. We have good chance to do well in the relays, especially in the mixed 4x400m relay,” an AFI source told PTI on the condition of anonymity. Anas, however, said that he did not know that he will not be running in the individual 400m race. “I did not know about that (not running individual 400m). I will have to check with AFI or coaches,” Anas said from his training base in Europe. Anas had crossed the World Championships qualifying mark of 45.30 at the Kladno international meet in the Czech Republic on July 13 by clocking 45.21, while also bettering his own earlier national record (45.24) in the process.
Lucknow: Terming the National Register of Citizens (NRC) a medium to instil fear, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said if it is implemented in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would have to leave the state.Yadav was speaking to reporters here on the chief minister’s statement regarding implementation of the NRC in Uttar Pradesh if needed. “If NRC is implemented in UP, then he (Yogi Adityanath) would have to return. He is a ‘mool niwaasi’ (resident) of Uttarakhand,” he said. “NRC is only a medium to indulge in politics of instilling fear. Earlier, it was divide and rule, now it is the politics of fear,” Yadav said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”We have kicked out the divisive forces. Now, we will make the people understand, and these people instilling fear will be out of the government,” he added. Referring to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Yadav said the question is whether people falling ill are getting treatment and whether the children are going to schools. “The government claims that the situation is normal there. If it is really normal, then why are there so many restrictions,” the SP chief questioned. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”The BJP is seeking votes in the name of Pakistan, but it has not allowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fly in its airspace. Danger from China is more than Pakistan, and hence, it is necessary to secure the borders,” he said. Yadav also termed the cases registered against senior party leader and Rampur MP Azam Khan unjust. “Why were people on whose complaints cases were registered against Azam Khan silent for nine years? Who suddenly exerted pressure on them? This government is in power for two-and-half years. Why were the cases not lodged earlier? Action is being initiated against Azam Khan since he has built the university,” the SP chief said.
Panaji: The Goa government has imposed a ban on the usage of single-use plastic in its offices from October 2. In a circular issued on September 25, Shripad Arlekar, under secretary of the general administration department, said, “The Government of Goa has decided to ban the usage of single-use plastic water bottles, glasses, plates, etc, in the government offices, canteens, meetings and functions from October 2, 2019 onwards.” Stating that directive has been issued following approval from Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Arlekar said the government wants to promote eco-friendly and re-usable items in the coastal state. Last month, the Goa Legislative Assembly passed a bill banning manufacture, sale anduseofsingle-useplasticitems and carry bags, with a penalty ranging from Rs 2,500 to Rs 3 lakh for violators. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to people to shun single-use plastic.
Jammu: A court in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday adjourned hearing in the case of killing of four IAF personnel in 1990 after Tihair Jail authorities expressed their inability to present main accused JKLF chief Yasin Malik in court due to security reasons. They posted the matter for October 23. Malik would now be presented before the court only on video-conferencing and through it his examination would also be conducted. A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activity (TADA) court adjourned the hearing and gave the next date of hearing on October 23, lawyers said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Malik was to present before the court on Tuesday but the jail authorities expressed their inability to present him in court due to security reasons, they said. Malik who heads the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is accused of being involved in the killing of the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel in Kashmir. On January 25, 1990, four IAF employees including Squadron Leader Ravi Khanna were killed by JKLF terrorists. Malik was chargesheeted by the CBI before the TADA court in Jammu on August 31, 1990, in the case. Malik has been arrested in a terror funding case by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.
San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised his employees to “fight and win” if Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren wins the 2020 election and moves forward with her stated plan to break up the big US tech firms. Adopting a more aggressive style than he habitually uses in his public appearances, Zuckerberg directed his remarks at his employees last July to address questions about the firm’s present and future, an interview that was recorded and made public on Tuesday on the Web page The Verge, Efe news reported. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “I mean, if she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge. And does that still suck for us? Yeah. I mean, I don’t want to have a major lawsuit against our own government. … We care about our country and want to work with our government and do good things. But look … if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight,” he said. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India Zuckerberg was referring to the Massachusetts senator’s proposal to split up the biggest tech firms – if she wins the Democratic presidential nomination and is ultimately elected in 2020 – given that she feels that they have “excessive” power both as market entities and in relation to their users or customers. On Tuesday, after the audio recording of Zuckerberg was released, Warren doubled down on her proposal and said on Twitter that “What would really ‘suck’ is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy.” “I’m not afraid to hold Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon accountable. It’s time to #BreakUpBigTech,” the senator said in another tweet. In the recordings provided by The Verge, Zuckerberg justified his opposition to Warren’s plan by – among other things – saying that dividing big companies will not make interference in elections less likely, rather the reverse, given that in his judgment “the companies can’t coordinate and work together.” The tech giant based in Menlo Park, California, in recent years has been mired in a multitude of scandals that have significantly strained its public image, the biggest of these being the one involving British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which used an app to gather personal data on millions of Facebook users without their consent and then used that info for political ends. The consulting firm prepared psychological profiles on voters that it allegedly sold to the campaign of President Donald Trump during the runup to the 2016 election, among other things. Facebook is being investigated for potential monopolistic practices by the Federal Trade Commission, which earlier this year levied a $5 billion fine on the firm for failing to properly maintain user privacy.
New Delhi: The Sky Is Pink is ready to hit the screens this month. Its actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas found the film very special and saw a connection between her real-life parents and her character in the movie. Director Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink is about a couple that lose their daughter to pulmonary fibrosis, a serious immunity disease. The film has Priyanka and Farhan Akhtar acting as parents of that girl. “This is a very special film based on a special real-life couple who thrive through extraordinary circumstances. I feel like in a cynical world today where we live our own lives, this film shows you what it can do when you have a family, family support,” Priyanka said. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”I feel like when I read the movie (script), that’s when you know.. jumped out at me so much because my parents were like that. They were extremely supportive and that gave me the ability to be who I am and where I am today,” she added and requested the audience to not leave their brains behind to watch this movie. The film also stars actor Rohit Saraf. “This talks about love, togetherness and loss. It talks about all these things in a very unique and different perspective.”