Decisive Victory for Queensland at Defence Nationals

first_imgAll the championships on offer are heading to the sunshine state after an emphatic final day performance by Queensland teams at the 2017 Defence Nationals in Brisbane.In the Men’s Open division, ACT/Country qualified for the big dance with a thrilling one touchdown victory over North Queensland in the Semi Final. The win set up a showdown with South Queensland A, the front runners all tournament and seeking an impressive sixth consecutive championship in a row nonetheless.If there were any thoughts that this game would be a walkover, they were quickly squashed with both teams scoring five touchdowns a piece in an enthralling try for try first half.In the second half the South Queensland boys got a small break thanks largely to Liam Ross’s third score for the match –  a feat that would earn him the Player of the Final and eventually get his side to hold on to claim a 9-7 victory – their sixth consecutive Men’s Open championship.In the Plate Final Northern Territory A faced Sydney Metro, with the men from the territory edging out Sydney Metro 6-4 to claim the Plate Final.Men’s Open Grand Final Results: Championship:  South Queensland A defeated ACT/Country (9-7)Plate Final: Northern Territory A defeated Sydney Metro (6 -4)Player of the Final: #4 Liam Ross (South Queensland A)Player of the Series: #23 Stephen Holmes (ACT/Country)In the Men’s 30s final it was an all-South Queensland affair with the undefeated South Queensland A team up against their B team teammates. The match was closer than many predicted thanks to a gutsy effort by South Queensland B, however South Queensland A showed their class led by Daniel Judas (Player of the Final) to eventually run out winners 8-5 and maintain their undefeated status.Men’s 30s Grand Final Results:Championship: South Queensland A defeated South Queensland B (8-5)Player of the Final: #5 Daniel Judas (South Queensland A)Player of the Series: #13 Matthew McKeon (South Queensland A)After success in both Men’s divisions South Queensland were looking to complete the trifecta in the Women’s Open division, however they were met by a formidable North Queensland outfit who had been mighty impressive all tournament in the Final.Despite a fighting performance by the southern girls, North Queensland proved far too strong in the final running away with the game in the second half to record a comfortable 8-2 victory.Sheree O’Grady was outstanding all tournament receiving both the Player of the Final and Series awards to go with her championship medallion.The win ensured a decisive victory for Queensland teams at this years nationals.Women’s Open Grand Final Results: North Queensland defeated South Queensland (8-2)Player of the Final: #1 Sheree O’Grady (North Queensland)Player of the Series: #1 Sheree O’Grady (North Queensland)Whilst South Queensland narrowly missed out on a clean sweep of all divisions they were duly recognized as the Champion CB for 2017. Northern Territory received the Most Improved CB.CB Awards Champion CB: South Queensland Defense Touch AssociationMost Improved CB: Northern Territory Defense Touch AssociationFinally, congratulations to following individuals who made the 2017 Defence Nationals Merit Teams in recognition of their outstanding performances throughout the tournament.2017 Defence Nationals Merit Teams Fran Hanson (Team Leader)Annette Coleman (Team Leader) Fran Hanson (Team Leader)Annette Coleman (Team Leader) Women’s Open Merit TeamSheree O’Grady (North Queensland)Amanda Thomas (North Queensland)Brooke Moselen (North Queensland)Courtney Kerr (North Queensland)Tanielle Larkin (North Queensland)Nicola Emsley (North Queensland)Nikki Hall (South Queensland)Sarah Patterson (South Queensland)Rebecca Ringma (South Queensland)Pauline Glassie (South Queensland)Melinda Mckeon (South Queensland)Sallyanne Reiners (South Queensland)Isobel Ponte (Sydney Metro)Mary Yakuac (Sydney Metro) Men’s Open Merit TeamStephen Holmes (ACT / Country)Matthew Bowker (ACT / Country)Owen Winkley (ACT / Country)Neil Wakeling (ACT / Country)Jonte Heirdsfield (ACT / Country)Gilbert Patterson (Sydney Metro)S Collinson (North Queensland)David Krause (North Queensland)B Kingston (North Queensland)Joshua Woo (South Queensland A)Jaruis Nolan (South Queensland A)Liam Ross (South Queensland A)Steven Johnson (South Queensland A)Sam Davidson (Northern Territory A)last_img read more

a month ago​Arsenal boss Emery lauds ‘humble’ Gabriel Martinelli

first_img​Arsenal boss Emery lauds ‘humble’ Gabriel Martinelliby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for Gabriel Martinelli after his performance against Nottingham Forest.The youngster was one of several fringe players who got a chance in the Carabao Cup game, which Arsenal won 5-0.And Martinelli was singled out for praise by Emery in his post-match comments to the club’s official website.Emery said: “Martinelli is a very young player. But he came here and we were waiting and watching him, how he could improve with us and really, really in the pre-season he played very well. “He was working in each training with a big spirit and with a big performance and I spoke with him to have some passion for when he gets his opportunity to play, to do like he was doing in the training and the matches in the pre-season. Tonight he did that. “Really, he deserved it because he is very humble, a humble player and he fights, he is hungry to have that opportunity to help us and really it was perfect, his work tonight.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoDybala delighted after Juventus defeat SPAL

first_imgDybala delighted after Juventus defeat SPALby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala was pleased after Juventus’ 2-0 defeat of SPAL.Miralem Pjanic opened the scoring, then Cristiano Ronaldo headed in a Dybala cross.“It’s important to win these games. We were a little slow in our movements in the first half, but fortunately we broke through at the last second before the break and that meant SPAL had to open up,” Dybala told Sky Sport Italia.“It created more spaces for us and we had a lot of chances, the goalkeeper did well, but we got the second in the end.“The move for the second goal was a well-worked team approach with a lot of one-touch football.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Belgacom which now operates under the Proximus br

first_imgBelgacom, which now operates under the Proximus brand, saw its TV revenue-generating unit base grow by 33,000 in the third quarter, taking its TV subscriber base total to 1.558 million.The 33,000 additions comprised 20,000 new unique customers and 13,000 second room sales.Also during the quarter, Belgacom added 13,000 fixed internet lines, taking its total intenret customer base to 1.718 million.Dominique Leroy, CEO of Belgacom said that the company’s revenue from TV “was solid, showing double digit growth in the third quarter on a continuously growing customer base and good results from our entertainment offer and our TV-Replay service that enables our Proximus TV customers to watch television at a time that suits them.”last_img

Facebook has teamed up with Modern Times Group MT

first_imgFacebook has teamed up with Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned online video network Zoomin.TV to deliver a series of purpose-made Generation Z-focused shows for the new Facebook Watch video hub.Zoomin.TV content on Watch will include #WomenWarriors, a series on Facebook’s Local Heroes channel that features “remarkable women making a difference around the world” and #BeyondPlastic, on Future Planet, a series that “highlights the real war on plastic and the creative movement it’s inspiring around the world”, according to Zoomin.TV.Zoomin.TV hosts over 30,000 content creators and vloggers and garners 3.2 billion views every month, according to the company. The MCN already has distribution partnerships in place with AOL, Yahoo, amazon Fire, Pluto, MSN and Roku.“We are excited to be one of the first publishers to work with Facebook as they build an ecosystem of video content and experiment with new formats,” says Zoomin.TV’s Global CEO Jan Riemens.“Since we launched in the US in 2016, we have experienced tremendous growth with our core audience. We have seen a shift as brands now seek to engage the highly sought after Gen Z demographic, and there’s been an increased demand for content targeting this audience, which is something we’ve been successful in creating for some time. Our content has been specifically developed to meet the needs of Gen Z in response to what they’re searching for. Content that champions social justice, is reflective of their global outlook and feeds their desire to make a positive mark on the world.”last_img read more

Young women receiving health and beauty info from social media ignore risks

first_img Source:https://www.psu.edu/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 4 2018Young women who receive health and beauty information from their friends and through social media may be more likely to ignore the risks of indoor tanning, according to a team of researchers.In a study, researchers found a link between women who received health and beauty information from friends and beliefs that indoor tanning made them look and feel better. They also said that young women who relied on social media for health and beauty information also tended to reject the immediate risks of indoor tanning.According to Jessica Myrick, associate professor of communications, Penn State, most young women are aware of the risks of indoor tanning, but tan anyway. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has warned that exposure to UV radiation — whether from the sun or from artificial sources, such as the sunlamps used in tanning beds — increases the risk of developing skin cancer.”We are really trying to find out why young women engage in this behavior when most are well-aware and knowledgeable about the link between indoor tanning and skin cancer, yet they persist,” said Myrick. “We wanted to see if media use — particularly how young women use media to get information about beauty and how they talk to their friends and family about beauty and health — might influence those beliefs about the risks of indoor tanning.”The researchers, who report their findings in the current issue of the Journal of American College Health, said that when young women turned to their friends for health and beauty advice they were more likely to feel tanning made them look and feel better and, therefore, they were more likely to tan indoors.When they went to their family for that information, however, the women were less likely to indoor tan. Family members may undermine the belief that tanning would make the women feel good, a strong pull for indoor tanning, added Myrick, who worked with Seth M. Noar, professor of journalism, University of North Carolina; Jennah Sontag, postdoctoral fellow in public health, Center for Tobacco Studies, Rutgers and Dannielle Kelley, cancer prevention fellow, National Cancer Institute.”For a lot of people, if you think that indoor tanning will improve your mood — that it’s a good way to lift your spirits and feel better — then you’re more likely to tan indoors,” said Myrick. “If they received information about health and beauty from their family, they were less likely to think that tanning is a good way to improve their mood and so, when you decrease that link between tanning and mood benefits, then you’re less likely to tan.”Related StoriesResearchers identify potential drug target for multiple cancer typesHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerYoung women who received health and beauty information from news sites, rather than through social media outlets, were more likely to understand that tanning could negatively affect their appearance and understood the immediate risks of indoor tanning.Myrick suggests that the difference between social media and news sites as sources of health and beauty information may be related to how that information is filtered in those channels. News sites may offer more critical coverage of indoor tanning risks and be less susceptible to industry manipulation compared to the less editorially stringent social media outlets.According to the researchers, knowing how messages on indoor tanning are reaching young women may help shape skin cancer prevention efforts. Skin cancer prevention organizations may want to insert stories about indoor tanning’s link to skin cancer in young women into national media and amplify these messages using social media, they added. Young women should also be educated about skin cancer risks to help them both resist pressure from their peers to tan and to help spread more helpful information to their own peers.The researchers recruited 568 sorority members at a southeastern American university to complete an online survey about indoor tanning and health and beauty information sources. About 210 participants — or 37 percent — had tanned indoors. Of those 210 participants, 134 — or 64 percent — had tanned in the past year. In addition to tanning experience, the survey also asked participants about where they received health and beauty information — the news media, social media, friends and family — and how they assessed the possible negative and positive outcomes of indoor tanning.​last_img read more

Facebook messaging app adds real time translations

Facebook’s Messenger app is being given the ability to translate messages in real time Messenger has become a tool for businesses to connect with customers, and the ability to converse with customers in a variety of languages could help bump up advertising.”The ability to speak with anyone without any language barrier is something we are really excited about,” Messenger chief David Marcus said as Facebook kicked off its annual developers conference here.Buyers and sellers in Marketplace at Messenger will be able to communicate across languages, according to Marcus.The feature will launch with English and Spanish translations of Marketplace conversations in the US and will be extended to general Messenger use in coming weeks, the service said in a blog post.Additional languages and countries are to be gradually added.Messenger already has an artificial intelligence capability called “M” that enhances the service, but applying it to translations is something new.Other companies also are using artificial intelligence to break language barriers.Amazon employs it in a translation feature in its leading platform for hosting content or services in the internet cloud, while Microsoft uses it for translations in its Skype messaging service.Google last year hit the market with Pixel ear buds capable of real-time translation of conversations in dozens of languages. Pixel Buds were quickly branded an internet-Age version of the alien “Babel Fish” depicted in famed science fiction work “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”In the literature, inserting a Babel Fish in an ear enabled a person to understand anything spoken in any language.Pixel Buds work wirelessly with second-generation Pixel smartphones to handle real-time translations.Meanwhile, Netherlands-based startup Travis was at the Consumer Electronics Show gadget extravaganza early this year with a small device capable of translating conversations between people speaking different languages in real time.”Technology connects us as far as we are accessible to each other, but those true connections aren’t going to happen until we all understand and are understood by each other,” US Travis representative Robb Selander told AFP while demonstrating the device, which taps into online computing power.Messenger boasts some 1.3 billion monthly users, who engage in about eight billion conversations a month.The experience is further enhanced by some 300,000 apps developed for the service.”The platform is really thriving now,” Marcus said.A Messenger feature also unveiled at the developers conference allows companies to send “bubbles” that can be clicked on to trigger augmented reality experiences through smartphone cameras.For example, Messenger users could check out a version of the newest Nike sneaker; see what a Kia might look like outside their home; or virtually try on Sephora makeup. Citation: Facebook messaging app adds real time translations (2018, May 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-facebook-messaging-app-real.html Explore further Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages. Travis the translator aims to make people understood © 2018 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

Siemens boss blasts EU over Alstom rail merger

first_img © 2019 AFP Green lights for major tie-ups are usually negotiated quietly behind closed doors in Brussels.But the Siemens-Alstom battle has been fought out in public, with Kaeser and his backers in the French and German governments on one side and EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on the other.”It will be interesting to see if the future of mobility will be determined by backward-looking technocrats or future-oriented Europeans,” Kaeser told reporters at a press conference on the group’s first-quarter results.That sentiment echoed a tweet he directed at Vestager Monday, telling the Danish politician that “it must be bitter to be technically right but to do everything wrong for Europe”—an apparent acknowledgement the Siemens chief expects the merger to be blocked.Two sources close to the matter told AFP that the EU’s veto was decided and would be made public on February 6, helping explain the CEO’s bitter words for Vestager.Kaeser is unusual among German bosses for taking strong public political positions, including against far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).Now, four months ahead of the European Parliament elections, he has turned his ire on the EU. “Many people complain that Europe is not establishing itself as a powerhouse”, faced with new challenges from abroad, he lamented. French Finance and Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire shares that view, arguing ahead of a recent meeting with Vestager that “we can’t take industrial decisions in the 21st Century using competition rules set in the 20th”.But competitors like Canada’s Bombardier—whose rail activities are based in Berlin—contest the idea of the looming Chinese threat.Alstom chief Henri Poupart-Lafarge has admitted doubts that the merger will go ahead, saying in December there was “no certainty” the Commission would give its green light.Brussels is expected to announce its decision between February 6 and the deadline of February 18. A Commission spokesperson declined to comment on Kaeser’s comments Wednesday when contacted by AFP.’Different options’Alstom and Siemens have published proposed concessions to soothe competition fears amounting to four percent of their combined annual revenue.Early this week they sweetened their offer further in a last-ditch bid for approval.Kaeser has also said the German firm could float its profitable rail arm on the stock market if the merger flops.Other divisions of the sprawling conglomerate, including its renewable energy unit Siemens Gamesa and medical imaging business Siemens Healthineers, have already been listed as the group has sought to gain flexibility and streamline its organisation.”We are not bitter, we are not angry, we have different options,” Kaeser said.”If it works it will be good for Siemens-Alstom, for customers; if not we will continue to be a leading company.”Siemens Mobility is one of the best-performing parts of the group, securing 4.5 billion euros of orders in the first quarter of the group’s 2018-19 financial year, including for the London Underground.On the French side, Alstom booked 3.4 billion euros of orders in the same period.Shares in Siemens were down 1.1 percent in late trading in Frankfurt, while Alstom shares were essentially flat in Paris. Siemens, Alstom raise doubts about mega merger Combination of file pictures shows the logo of the French engineering company Alstom and Germany’s Siemens who are pushing for a tie-up of their train operations but face EU opposition French (left) and German high-speed trains at Gare de l’Est station in Paris This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Outdated rules?Liberal politician Vestager has well-known doubts about whether competition from Chinese rail behemoth CRRC is pressing enough to justify waving through the creation of a European giant, which would have operations in 60 countries and annual turnover of 15.6 billion euros ($17.8 billion).With its signalling systems and high-speed rolling stock, a combined Siemens-Alstom could crush smaller competitors or undermine market pricing in the rail sector.Several member state competition authorities share Brussels’ concerns about the merger.Kaeser insisted that “European antitrust law came into effect in 1989 in a completely different context”.”It is naive to think that individual states can stand by themselves in front of Chinese competition,” he added. Explore further Joe Kaeser, CEO of German engineering giant Siemens, attacked EU technocrats who he said were holding up a merger of its rail activities with France’s Alstom Citation: Siemens boss blasts EU over Alstom rail merger (2019, January 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-siemens-boss-blasts-eu-alstom.html Joe Kaeser, chief executive of German conglomerate Siemens, launched Wednesday a rare broadside against the European Commission, complaining that “backwards-looking technocrats” threatened to block a planned rail merger with France’s Alstom.last_img read more

Thyssenkrupp presses on with split as profits rise

first_img Net profit at the group rose 69 percent between October and December, to 136 million euros ($153 million).Revenues at the steelmaker, whose product range stretches from submarines to elevators and car parts, edged two percent higher to reach 9.7 billion euros.Meanwhile adjusted operating profit fell 26 percent, to 333 million.”Thyssenkrupp is operating in attractive markets and our fundamental growth drivers are intact,” chief executive Guido Kerkhoff said.”But the figures also show that we have to keep pressing forward with our performance programmes in all business areas,” he added.The group said increased sales across all its business areas, notably the elevator business in Europe and North America, contributed to its higher revenues.But even the standout division saw lower profits as higher raw material costs and tariffs on materials imports into the United States made themselves felt.Based in Rhineland industrial city Essen, low water levels on the vital river artery following a hot, dry summer “severely” impacted Thyssenkrupp’s steel business by slowing shipping.And the slowdown in production in the car industry following the introduction of new, tougher emissions tests also temporarily reduced demand for Thyssenkrupp’s products.Although Thyssenkrupp said “economic and political uncertainties are growing” and casting a shadow over business, the group maintained its forecast for 2018-19 of adjusted operating profit above one billion euros—around 30 percent higher than the previous financial year.Net profits should also “increase significantly” from the 60 million euros booked in 2017-18, the group also predicted.A major contributor to the fatter bottom line should be “positive effects arising at the closing of the steel joint venture” with the European operations of Indian giant Tata.The European Commission’s green light is still needed for the merger.In the group’s broader restructuring, launched last year under pressure from activist shareholders, the group said investors would have a vote in January 2020 on its split into two listed companies.Of the new twin Thyssenkrupps, one known as “Industrials” will combine the elevator, car components and factory-building businesses.Its counterpart, “Materials”, will group together steel and the shipbuilding unit.”Both companies are to commence operations at the start of the next fiscal year on October 1, 2019,” Thyssenkrupp said. Explore further Citation: Thyssenkrupp presses on with split as profits rise (2019, February 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-thyssenkrupp-profits.html German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp on Tuesday confirmed its earnings forecasts for the full year after increasing profits in its first quarter, while announcing a January 2020 vote on its split into two separate firms. Revenues ticked higher at industrial conglomorate Thyssenkruppcenter_img Thyssenkrupp, Tata sign deal to become Europe’s second biggest steelmaker © 2019 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

DMK BJP spar over alleged imposition of Hindi in Tamil Nadu

first_imgDMK, BJP spar over alleged imposition of Hindi in Tamil NaduDravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) member Kalanidhi Veeraswamy Wednesday alleged the BJP-led NDA government attempted to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu, which was thwarted by the Dravidian party.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 21:22 IST Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) members T R Baalu and Dayanidhi Maran were also seen supporting Kalanidhi Veeraswamy.(File Photo)Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) member Kalanidhi Veeraswamy Wednesday alleged the BJP-led NDA government attempted to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu, which was thwarted by the Dravidian party.Participating in the discussions on Demands for Grants for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for 2019-20 in Lok Sabha, Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will continue to protect Tamil speaking people’s linguistic pride.”There have been 3 attempts by the BJP-led NDA government to impose Hindi on Tamil people…We have agitated and successfully thwarted the BJP’s attempt to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu,” Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said.Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) members T R Baalu and Dayanidhi Maran were also seen supporting Kalanidhi Veeraswamy.” We are Dravidians and have been opposing the imposition of Hindi since 1930. We will continue to protect our linguistic pride,” Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said.However, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy protested and said that Hindi is India’s main language, how can DMK MP Veeraswamy speak against Hindi.”We are talking about Sports, where does imposition of Hindi come in…This is completely wrong,” Rajiv Pratap Rudy asserted.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis: Section 144 imposed at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru from July 11 to 14ALSO READ | From Jai Shri Ram to Allahu Akbar: How our netas took an oath of duty in Lok SabhaALSO WATCH | BJP MP Om Birla unanimously elected as Lok Sabha speakerRead MoreFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment 0Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow DMKFollow BJPFollow Lok SabhaFollow HindiFollow Tamil peopleFollow Rajiv Pratap Rudyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYOU MAY LIKEShlopTop 10 Healthy Carbohydrates And Why You Need To Eat ThemShlopUndoTips and TricksHe pricks a needle into a banana and look what happens next! This trick is super handy!Tips and TricksUndoOnline Dating | Search AdsOnline Dating Sites That May Actually Surprise YouOnline Dating | Search AdsUndoTrip Minutes25 Most Dangerous Cities Tourists Should Never VisitTrip MinutesUndoPostFunDoctors Were Baffled When They Saw ThisPostFunUndoFood World Magazine30 Magical Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksFROM INDIA TODAY GROUPMangaluru college suspends 6 students after photo goes viralUndoThis is our culture: TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty’s constituency celebrates her Lok Sabha debut with vulgur danceUndoWoman who committed ‘suicide’ in Ghaziabad found alive in BengaluruUndoTamil Nadu water crisis: 400 DMK workers arrested for protesting, demanding minister’s resignationUndoKarnataka crisis: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Dinesh Gundu Rao detained in BengaluruUndoPooja Batra marries Nawab Shah in hush-hush ceremony, shares adorable photos. See picsUndolast_img read more

Patience of Hindus is being tested on Ayodhya issue VHPPatience of Hindus

first_imgAyodhya Justice Lalit recuses himself from Ayodhya case RELATED COMMENTS ‘Early resolution of Ayodhya dispute will benefit Hindus and Muslims’ Supreme court will re-constitute a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the Ayodhya title dispute case on January 29 The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday expressed disappointment on the “delay” in the Ayodhya case and said the “patience of the Hindu community is being tested”. Simultaneously, former RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya wrote to the government, seeking live streaming of Supreme Court proceedings in the case.The top court on Thursday decided to re-constitute a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the Ayodhya title dispute case on January 29 after Justice UU Lalit, one of the members of the Bench, decided to recuse himself. The development took place after senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for a Muslim party, pointed out that Justice Lalit had appeared as a lawyer for Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh in a related matter.“Once again, the hearing on appeals concerning the Ramjanmabhoomi case has been adjourned. Our suspicion, that the opposition parties are creating hurdles in the way of decision on this matter, has been proven right. From January 10, the matter has now been postponed till January 29, which is a long period. The Hindu society is known for its patience and tolerance, but it is the responsibility of the judiciary to decide on the matter expeditiously,” said VHP working President Alok Kumar in a statement.Demand for live-streamingMeanwhile, Hindutva ideologue Govindacharya and KG Gupta of the Centre for Accountability and Systemic Change addressed their concerns to Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha, saying that the Centre should make arrangements before January 29 to ensure that citizens get the opportunity to witness the proceedings in “the nation’s oldest litigation which has a lot of confusion and peculiarities”.“The whole country, including the Prime Minister, is eager for early resolution on this matter. For the last eight years, the matter has been pending before the Supreme Court. Countless attempts are being made by many parties to delay the hearings, details of which, the country must know,” the letter said, adding that the citizens have the fundamental right to know what is happening in the court.The letter also referred to the apex court judgment which held that the live-streaming of the court proceedings in matters of national and constitutional importance can be allowed as “sunlight is the best disinfectant”. January 10, 2019 COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on SHARE “The Hindu society is known for its patience and tolerance, but it is the responsibility of the judiciary to decide on the matter expeditiously,” said Alok Kumar, VHP working President   –  Reuterslast_img read more