Cricket News Harmanpreet Kaur demoted from DSP to constable over fake graduation degree

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian Women’s T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been demoted from the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to constable in Punjab police after her graduation certificate turned out to be fake.Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh offered her the post of DSP last year after her power-packed performance in the Women’s World Cup 2017.If sources are to be believed, she is more likely to be demoted to the post of a constable as per her qualifications which is now Class XII.As per the reports, Harmanpreet Kaur submitted her graduation degree of Chaudhary Charan Singh University which on verification turned out to be fake.Earlier, Harmanpreet was employed with Indian Railways and she resigned from the Railways in order to join the Punjab Police.Harmanpreet’s family said, ‘’She did her schooling from Moga and was then selected in the Indian cricket team. She completed her remaining studies from Delhi and Meerut. She was provided a job by the Indian Railways on the basis of the same documents’’.However, Punjab chief minister had also taken up the matter with the Railway Ministry to waive off the bond condition and allow Harmanpreet, who is a native of Moga, to join as a DSP in Punjab. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Men’s basketball team set for UW-Green Bay

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoGreg Stiemsma will have a high school reunion of sorts tonight when the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (5-1) takes the court against instate rival UW-Green Bay (2-4).The sophomore big man will get to play against his prep running mate Ryan Tillema, now a freshman forward for the Phoenix, who along with Stiemsma won three straight Division IV state titles at Randolph High School. Tillema added a fourth crown last season without Steimsma.”I probably know him better than anybody,” Stiemsma said. “It’s pretty weird to see a guy on the other team that I have been playing with since we were in fifth grade.”Such familiarity and renewals of rivalries are characteristic of this time of year, when Wisconsin goes on its quest to claim the unofficial state championship of basketball, as UW will play all three of the Dairy State’s other Division I programs — UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee and Marquette. The Badgers play Marquette on Saturday before finishing up the Wisconsin series Dec. 15 against UW-Milwaukee.”It’s always good to play the schools in the state. You know everybody across the state gets to see everybody. I guess you can sort of see it as a state championship. It is going to be very competitive and each team wants to win to show they are the best team in Wisconsin,” junior guard Kammron Taylor said, adding that pundits can throw out the records with these in-state rivalries. “Even though [some Wisconsin teams’] record might say another thing, but once they come in here they are going to be ready to play.”Such is the case tonight, as the Phoenix will walk into the Kohl Center with a 2-4 record, trying to rebound from a 59-51 loss to Illinois State last Saturday. UW-GB has played Wisconsin tough in the past, however, and has hardly rolled over for Bo Ryan’s squad. One need look no further than last year’s closer-than-expected game, when the Badgers defeated the Phoenix 65-55 in Madison.”That was actually one of my worst games last year, and I just try to put that out of my head,” Taylor said.”[Green Bay has] some very good players. The future is bright with the group of guys they have coming through that program,” assistant coach Greg Gard said.UW-GB’s youth will be on display, as the team has no seniors and only three juniors this season. Their best player, however, could very well be Stiemsma’s former teammate Tillema, who is averaging 10.7 points per game and is shooting 50 percent (16-for-32) from beyond the three-point line.”He’s got a nice touch around the perimeter and he definitely can score,” Stiemsma said.Alongside Tillema will be junior guard Ryan Evanochko, who leads the team in both points (11.5 per game) and assists (3.83).If the Phoenix are to upset Wisconsin, however, they will need to up their offensive production, as they have thus far only averaged 58.7 points a contest, while the Badgers have averaged 85.0. Strangely, UW-Green Bay’s three-point shooting percentage (.423) is better then their overall shooting percentage (.372), meaning that getting out on the Phoenix perimeter shooters will be of premium importance.”They have some guys that you just can’t leave open,” Gard said. “If you give those guys those open looks, they have some guys that can really knock them down and hurt you.”Although the Badgers should enjoy a significant talent advantage, don’t be surprised to see another hotly contested matchup.”All those teams from the state have something to prove. They just want to prove that they can play at the top level,” junior Alando Tucker said. “Green Bay is a good team. They always play us physical and hard, and they want to prove they belong.”For Stiemsma and Tillema, like many of the other players during the in-state series, something even bigger is on the line: bragging rights.”There might be a little bit under the table, but nothing too big,” Stiemsma joked. “The loser will have to hear about it at least until next year.”last_img read more

Minute Media secures $40m venture backing to accelerate global appeal

first_imgShare Gold Standard… Minute Media closes $17 million funding round May 17, 2018 Submit Play in the Official SBC Foosball Championship at #BOFCON April 11, 2016 Related Articles StumbleUpon Minute Media has has raised a further $40 million in venture capital to help accelerate the digital sports publisher’s next stage of global growth and further product launches.Closing its latest funding round led by London-based VC fund Dawn Capital, Minute Media raises its total enterprise funding to date to $160 million.A transformative 2019 saw Minute Media aggressively expand its US publishing network by acquiring the high coverage assets of NFL news source ‘The Big Lead’, fan content publisher ‘Fansided’ and baseball legend Derek Jeter’s athlete-focused domain ‘The Players’ Tribune’.Asaf Peled, enterprise founder and CEO, said: “We are grateful to have the confidence of industry-leading investors to support our vision of building digital publishers rooted in strong technology. This round of funding will help us invest in our technology platform and enable us to look at new digital brands as acquisition targets.”Minute Media’s US acquisition drive sees the publisher strengthen its established media network, which includes leading football fan community ‘90mins’, leading esports publisher ‘DBLTAP’ and millennial news and entertainment portal ‘Mental Floss’.Leading the investment, Dawn Capital detailed that it was backing the development of sports and entertainment’s most diverse publishing network, beefing up its asset for global expansion.Haakon Overli – Dawn CapitalBacking Minute Media’s ambitions, Haakon Overli, General Partner at Dawn Capital, said: “Following explosive revenue growth in 2019, we’re pleased to back the team once again, allowing them to accelerate R&D and commercial efforts further still.“Minute Media’s best-in-class platform enables publishers to create, distribute and monetize high-quality content. The company is quickly establishing itself as a major player in the new generation of online publishing, empowering creators and audiences alike.” BOFCON 2016 – Read all about it: Content Marketing April 21, 2016 Sharelast_img read more