Manoj PokhriyalDehradun, Feb 2 (PTI) It will not be a cakewalk for three-time Congress MLA and Uttarakhand Sports and Forest Minister Dinesh Agarwal to win Dharampur constituency in Dehradun this poll season with BJP fielding two-time mayor Vinod Chamoli from the seat.The BJP ticket to Chamoli has not gone down well with the supporters of his own party leader Umesh Aggarwal, who was viewed as a strong contender for Dharampur constituency, a Congress bastion.Chamoli, however, is seen campaigning hard to garner votes and if he succeeds in coaxing Umeshs supporters, who had allegedly vandalised the party state office after ticket distribution, it would pose a big challenge to Congress leader Dinesh Agarwal.Agarwal on his part has trashed the candidature of Chamoli, saying he does not have a “single achievement” to his credit. Chamoli is the mayor of Dehradun Municipal Corporation since 2008.”There is no challenge from Chamoli. I wonder on what basis he got the ticket to fight against me. I challenge him to give his one achievement in Dehradun as a two-time mayor.”I want to put across to him only one question. What is his achievement? What has he given to Dehradun as a mayor and as Municipality chairman? I think he has given the tag of the dirtiest city in India to Dehradun. He has no policy, no programme and no vision,” he said.Hitting back at Dinesh, Chamoli said, “Let him say that it is easy for him to win the election. Let the election gets over, everything will be out. There is a huge anti-incumbency in the state as well as in Dharampur constituency.advertisement”As a mayor, I have a long list of achievements, including establishment of bus shelters, flyovers, widening of roads and increasing sewerage connection to 80 per cent of the area from just 20 per cent,” he said.He said the election outcome would be in favour of BJP as “aam admi stands with the Modi government” and the people want “change” as Congress government in the state is “engulfed in corruption”. MORE PTI MP DV
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal post new update on Lacazetteby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have posted an update on Alexandre Lacazette.The Frenchman has been recovering from an ankle injury that has persisted since preseason.He has missed the club’s last three games and won’t return until October.A statement on the club’s website said: “Left ankle. Alex continues to rehabilitate the injury to his left ankle and is likely to be back in action in October.”
Real Madrid target Donny van de Beek to sign new Ajax contractby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveHolland midfielder Donny van de Beek is set to sign a new contract with Ajax.Voetbal International says the Dutch club wants to reward the 22-year-old for his contribution to their impressive Champions League run last season. However, the length of his contract will not be extended beyond 2022 and he may still leave the club at the end of the season. Real Madrid postponed a move for the Ajax player last month on the request of coach Zinedine Zidane, who wanted the club to concentrate all efforts on Manchester United star Paul Pogba in the final days of the transfer window.The Bernabéu board still has Van de Beek high on its agenda and it is understood that it is in the mutual interest of both clubs to close a deal sooner rather than later. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 29: Alabama fans cheer after the Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Last week, the Alabama chapter of Alpha Phi released a recruiting video which included an appearance from Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake. Just one week later, the school has pulled the footage and issued an official apology. Why? Well, we’re not really sure.Fox Sports’ Clay Travis was able to obtain the statement, which is a bit vague. The decision comes after a columnist at AL.com wrote a scathing piece on the subject, calling the video “worse for women than Donald Trump.”“This video is not reflective of UA’s expectations for student organizations to be responsible digital citizens. It is important for student organizations to remember what is posted on social media makes a difference, today and tomorrow, on how they are viewed and perceived,” said Deborah Lane, Associate Vice President for University Relations.The school’s decision is causing a great deal of controversy, to say the least. If you haven’t seen the video, it’s been re-posted below. You can form your own opinion on it.
Then-redshirt-junior Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) throws the ball during a game against OSU Nov. 3, 2012, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 52-22.Credit: Lantern file photoWhile the No. 3-ranked Ohio State football team (9-0, 5-0) has won 21 consecutive games since the start of last season, Illinois (3-6, 0-5) has lost five in a row.Despite the teams moving in opposite directions, Illinois senior linebacker Jonathan Brown said he isn’t going to let OSU walk out of Champaign, Ill., unchallenged.“If you’re not going out there to compete, you’re not going out there to win a game, then there’s no reason to step on the field,” Brown told The Lantern Monday. “It’s what we do every week. We step on the field to compete, and that’s what we’re going to do this weekend.”Competing to win has left the Illini short of actually winning any games since their conference play began this season. The team goes into Saturday’s game needing to win its final three games against OSU, Purdue and Northwestern to become bowl eligible.“We definitely want to get to a bowl game, and get our first Big Ten win, so in order to do that, we got to win three games straight,” redshirt-senior wide receiver Steve Hull said Monday. “The first one is Ohio State, and we just got to prepare and attack this week to go out there and get a win.”OSU ranks fifth nationally with 48.2 average points scored per game and eighth nationally with 17.0 average points allowed per game. Illinois, by contrast, ranks 62nd nationally with 29.7 points scored per game and 105th nationally with 34.7 average points allowed per game.Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit said Monday his team has to step up its game Saturday.“(The matchup’s) not in our favor, so we got to play above and beyond really what we’ve played so far this year,” Cubit said.The expectation that OSU should win, however, does not have to determine the outcome, Hull said.“On paper, I’m sure that everybody’s saying we’re going to be destroyed and going to get our butts whooped, but that’s why we play the game on Saturday,” Hull said.While the win-loss records might show that OSU’s season is going one way and Illinois’ is going the other, Brown does not see it that way.“I wouldn’t say that we’re going in two opposite directions,” Brown said. “They’re progressing as a team. We’re progressing as a team. It’s fun to get out there and compete against another great opponent.”Although the Illini haven’t won a Big Ten game since Tim Beckman’s coaching tenure began, Beckman said his team has improved this season after winning just two games in 2012.“We’re a better football team than we were last year at this time,” Beckman said in Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference. “I think offensively, what we’ve done in a matter of a year has been unbelievable … Defensively, we’ve lost some players (from last season), there’s no question about that, and some very good players that are playing on Sunday. These players that we’re playing with now have to continue to mature.”Both the offense and defense are looking to improve upon their performances in last year’s 52-22 loss to OSU at Ohio Stadium. The Fighting Illini only mustered 170 yards of offense in that game, while giving up 567 yards to OSU.“If you compare (the Illinois offense) to last year, there’s huge strides, but I don’t compare it to last year, because I wasn’t here,” said Cubit, who is in his first season at Illinois. “We just got to keep on improving and getting ourselves better. It’s going to be real difficult this week, because of the opponent, but that’s college football, you got to go out and play.”One player who is expected to play better than he did last year is redshirt-senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, who threw for only 96 passing yards in last year’s game.So far this season, Scheelhaase has completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 2,420 yards and 15 touchdowns — all improvements from his 60.6 completion percentage, 1,361 passing yards and four touchdowns last season — while he has thrown the same number of interceptions, eight, as last year.“He’s improved tremendously,” Cubit said. “He’s really run the system (well) … How he’s handled it and how he’s adapted to it and been a leader out there, that’s been great.”OSU sophomore linebacker Josh Perry also noticed Scheelhaase’s improvement this season.“He’s more of a quarterback than he was last year or the year before,” Perry said Monday. “He’s looking more when he scrambles to throw the ball than take off and run.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said his No. 1 concern for Saturday’s game is “getting to the quarterback.”“(Scheelhaase is) a guy that keeps plays alive even when they break down … that’s what causes problems for defense,” Meyer said during a Monday press conference. “I think we got to pressure him.”As for the offense’s opposition, Beckman said the OSU defense, even considering their success in holding the Illini to just one offensive touchdown last season, is “very, very improved.”“Their front four are playing outstanding,” Beckman said. “Linebackers are very aggressive in making plays, and you see a secondary that also is playing very aggressive.”On the other side of the ball, Illinois will once again be trying to find a way to slow down OSU junior quarterback Braxton Miller, who leads the Buckeyes this season with 1,726 yards of total offense, and senior running back Carlos Hyde, who leads OSU with 701 rushing yards.“We got to tackle in open space,” Beckman said. “We’ve got to leverage the football and be in the proper fit and not overdo what we think’s necessary to make a play because that, in the end, bites you. We just have to play our brand of football and if that’s putting pressure on (Miller) or containing him, I think that’s the game all defenses have to play against something like that offense, you got to try to keep them off track.”Meyer said the Illinois defense, which ranks 116th in the FBS with 482.7 average yards allowed per game, is a difficult unit to characterize, but one he expects to bring pressure Saturday.“It’s all over the place,” Meyer said. “They have good players but they’re just, it’s hard to get a beat on who they are and what they’re trying to do. They’re a very heavy blitz team and I think they’ll blitz us a lot.”OSU is looking to retain possession of Illibuck, the carved wooden turtle that serves as a trophy for the winner of the two teams’ annual rivalry game, as it has since the Buckeyes last fell to the Illini in 2007. But although Brown acknowledged OSU has “some of the top players in the country,” he said his team has no plans to back down.“We’re not going to have any fear going into this game,” Brown said. “We’re going to be ready to play. It’s just a matter of going out there and executing.”Kickoff for Saturday’s game is scheduled for noon at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium.
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game against Penn State on Oct. 25 in State College, Pa. OSU won in double overtime, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorRedshirt-freshmen who enter spring camp as the third-string quarterback aren’t necessarily expected to lead their team to a double-overtime victory on the road.Especially not in the midst of their worst statistical game as a collegiate player, and certainly not while playing on a sprained MCL.But that’s what J.T. Barrett did for Ohio State during its 31-24 win against Penn State on Saturday.His coach, Urban Meyer, said Barrett’s overtime heroics — which included 32 rushing yards and both OSU touchdowns — are something he’ll likely remember forever.“I’ll probably never forget that look when I saw our offense taking the field against the white out of the student section, down by seven, against the defense that really kind of shut us down the second half … and take us in for a score,” Meyer said Monday.Just moments later, Meyer reiterated that — despite putting the offense on his back in the extra periods — Barrett wasn’t at his best against the Nittany Lions.“J.T. actually had just an OK game as far as some of the reads and some of the decisions he had to make,” he said.Barrett started the game off strong running the ball, but never got on a roll through the air and slowed down on the ground after the first 15 minutes. He had five carries for 45 yards in the first quarter, but finished the half with just one more yard on the ground and just 52 through the air.At that time, the Buckeyes still held a 17-0 lead, but a pair of second-half interceptions from Barrett — including one that Penn State returned for a touchdown — helped to allow the Nittany Lions back into the game.But even after putting up numbers nowhere near what Buckeye fans have become accustomed to in recent weeks, OSU running backs coach Stan Drayton said he learned everything he needed to know when he looked at Barrett before the team took the field in overtime.“There’s nothing like looking in a player’s eyes to find comfort as a football coach,” Drayton said Monday. “And I just so happened to see J.T. Barrett’s eyes in that moment. And I’ll tell you what, I got all the confidence that I needed that he was gonna at least at that moment give everything that he had to try to put us in a situation to win that ball game.”Drayton added that the look from Barrett makes him look forward to what he and the rest of the Buckeyes might be able to do down the road.“When you see that coming from some young football players right now, you can’t help but get really excited and anxious to see what the future holds for this football team,” he said.For all the confidence Drayton said he got from Barrett’s demeanor, he didn’t mention the injury the quarterback had sustained during the game’s first half.If he’d been asked before the game ended, redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein said he wouldn’t have mentioned the injury either, but that’s because he didn’t know it existed.“After the game, I had no idea he hurt his knee,” Elflein said Monday.He added that the injury made Barrett’s performance all the more notable.“He was fighting through it the whole game, and that says a lot about him,” Elflein said. “What type of guy he is, and that was awesome.”Because of the injury, Meyer said he expects Barrett to be limited in practice this week, but made it clear that there would be no surgery and said the Wichita Falls, Texas, native will play in OSU’s next game.But without normal practice reps heading into a game, Barrett might need to find other ways to prepare. Drayton said he has no doubt the signal caller will do that just fine.“He’s a technician, he’s serious about his business and he’ll study every single thing he needs to be prepared on Saturday,” Drayton said.That Saturday game is set to pit the Buckeyes against Illinois at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.And before that kickoff — if all goes as it has this season — Elflein said Barrett will be the one getting the team ready before taking the field. He said the quarterback gives a pregame speech before every game, and used just one word to describe what those speeches are like.“Incredible,” Elflein said. “You don’t hear anything like that from anybody else, you can tell that it’s coming form deep within and he really means it.”
Former Ohio State Diving Club assistant coach Will Bohonyi pleads not guilty to all charges during his arraignment in the Franklin County Common Pleas court Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Credit: Amanda Parrish | Assistant Campus EditorFormer Ohio State Diving Club assistant coach William Bohonyi was arraigned in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas where he pleaded not guilty to all charges.Bohonyi is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor that was part of the diving club during his time as a coach and is charged with three felony counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual pandering to minor.Bradley Koffel, Bohonyi’s attorney, told the court during arraignment that Bohonyi had done nothing wrong in pursuing a relationship with the young woman.“The consensual relationship he had with this young lady was lawful,” Koffel said.Bohonyi was accused of coercing a 16-year-old female athlete to engage in sex acts in July 2014, both on campus and during a competition in Maryland, in a lawsuit filed July 11 in Indianapolis federal district court. Bohonyi, the university’s diving club and USA Diving were named as defendants. Charges against Ohio State have since been dropped and Bohonyi was issued a warrant by the Franklin County court and, as his defense pointed out, he turned himself in within two hours.The prosecution, represented in court Wednesday by Franklin County assistant prosecutor Jennifer Rausch, argued that while the alleged victim was old enough for consent — the age of consent is 16 in Ohio — that the nature of their relationship is what made it illegal with Bohonyi serving as her coach.In interviews after the hearing, Koffel said Bohonyi did not have control over the alleged victim’s placement on teams or progress in the diving club and that under the Ohio statute would not count as her coach and thus the nature of the relationship would not be illegal.Bohonyi’s bond for a later appearance in court was set at $15,000 and was released on a $10,000 reporting recognizance bond. The judge also placed a stay-away order on Bohonyi from anyone involved with the case as well as an order for no unsupervised contact with minors.
The trailer of the BSL truck flipped over after leaving the roadway. Icy road conditions and low visibility contributed to the accident. Big State Logistics was the operator of the fuel truck and at this time estimates 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled during the rollover. The ADEC will continue to monitor the response actions and review plans being developed to further delineate the affected area, as well as required containment and cleanup actions. In the release from the ADEC they stated that the spill occurred on frozen ground with a large snow pack off the side of the road. The Robe River is directly west of the spill but at this time does not appear to be impacted. The spilled fuel appears to be migrating away from the river, but the investigation is ongoing. Original Story: The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has reported a diesel fuel spill at mile 2.5 of the Richardson Hwy, Dayville Road, in Valdez as the result of a fuel truck rollover.