Right to information threatened by certain provisions in access to information law

first_img News PeruAmericas Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites to go further News PeruAmericas December 4, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern over a number of provisions in the Transparency and Access to Public Information Law, which came into effect on 3 August 2002. The organisation fears that the imposed conditions could infringe on the right to information and limit press freedom. “It would be a shame if the undeniable advance the law represents, in terms of the public’s role in overseeing government functions, is reduced to next to nothing by certain provisions,” Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard said in a letter to Congress President Carlos Ferrero Costa. Ménard lamented the fact that the law does not define what will be considered a “state secret”, but rather assigns this task to the Ministers’ Council. Reporters Without Borders asked Ferrero Costa to correct this by amending the law.The Transparency and Access to Public Information Law was unanimously approved by Congress on 10 July and came into effect on 3 August. According to Article 15 of the law, for the next five years at least, the Executive is to determine what is classified as “secret” information, “via a decision adopted by the majority of members of the Ministers’ Council”. The Peruvian Press Council (Consejo de la Prensa Peruana, CPP) had proposed that the courts have the last word on this matter. In a 6 August press release, the CPP stated that the law is an affront to “citizens’ right to information and (legitimises) the culture of secrecy in Peru.” Moreover, the CPP lamented the fact that that while the law defends the right to privacy, it does not specify that in some cases public interest should take precedence over this right.The CPP, together with the Congress vice-president and a number of members of parliament, is preparing to submit a request suggesting a number of amendments to the law. RSF_en Receive email alerts China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reportingcenter_img Help by sharing this information August 8, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Right to information threatened by certain provisions in access to information law April 1, 2020 Find out more February 10, 2017 Find out more Follow the news on Peru News News Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Organisation last_img read more

No autism unit for Limerick

first_imgStudents in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Email NewsLocal NewsNo autism unit for LimerickBy Editor – May 8, 2013 1041 WhatsApp Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Limerick Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea who has criticised the failure to provide an autism unit for Limerick primary schools.No autism unit for LimerickPosted on May 8, 2013 by Bernie EnglishSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up by Bernie [email protected] to have two special units to cater for children on the Autism spectrum in mainstream primary schools have fallen through, leaving Limerick as the only county in Ireland without any such units.Deputy Willie O’Dea (FF), who had been liasing on the matter said it “beggars belief that 91 of these units were allocated for schools around the country recently yet Limerick still has none. Autism diagnoses are on the increase in Limerick just as they are in Dublin and elsewhere. Why is Limerick being discriminated against?”.In answer to a question from Deputy O’Dea, the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) – an independent agency with responsibility for processing applications from primary and post primary schools, – said it has no power to force schools to operate such units.“The NCSE was engaged with 2 schools in the area to open classes for the 12/13 school year but the classes will not be going ahead. It is important to reiterate however that the NCSE are not currently aware of any children requiring a placement,” Deputy O’Dea was told.“To say there are no children requiring a place in a special unit in a mainstream school is rubbish. I have parents who have contacted me about this very issue. I cannot see how the NCSE has come to this conclusion. There are more children being diagnosed every day and we need these classes in Limerick,” the Deputy said.via No autism unit for Limerick | Limerick Post Newswrite. Previous articleDelta take offNext articleNexus innovation series – Gnarly Adventure Editor TAGSAutismeducationfeaturedschoolWillie O’Dea Printcenter_img Advertisement O’Dea Calls For Clarity On Student Accommodation For Third Level Students Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Minister asked to review need for more incinerators in Limerick Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

Do ask, do tell

first_imgLast September, Lissa Young received a frantic phone call.“What are you doing tomorrow?” asked a desperate friend on the other end of the line. “I need you to go to Portland, Maine, and introduce Lady Gaga for me.”Young, unfamiliar with the edgy pop sensation, declined. But when her friend called back the next day in a panic, Young’s deep-rooted military sense of duty kicked in, and she agreed.“I had no idea who Lady Gaga was, but I went.”The doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education made the two-hour trip north from Cambridge to offer opening remarks at a rally with the singer organized by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. The event supported the repeal of  “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the longtime ban on gay men and lesbians openly serving in the military.Young is painfully familiar with the toll the restrictive policy could take. A 16-year military veteran and helicopter pilot, the newly promoted lieutenant colonel was kicked out of the Army in 2002, just after her 40th birthday, for admitting she was gay.“I knew what the risk was, but I felt that my sexuality was so irrelevant compared to the privilege to serve,” said the Florida native who wears her gold pilot’s wings on a chain around her neck. “It was a risk that I was willing to take every day.”During her military career, Young spent three years as an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She had just been selected for a full-time position there when she was discharged.Armed with her Harvard degree, she intends to head back to West Point, her alma mater, to teach, either in civilian clothes, or now, with the implementation of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, quite possibly back in uniform.“I really loved teaching cadets and being a part of influencing those formative years.”Reeling from losing the only profession she had known, Young said she finally pulled herself “up off the floor” and joined the ranks of corporate America. She took a job with the military contractor Raytheon, selling air traffic control systems in the Middle East, but she was miserable. Recalling her love of teaching, she phoned a friend at West Point to inquire about returning to teach as a civilian instructor.“Hurry up,” he told her, “we’d love to have you.”In 2007 she enrolled at Harvard to pursue her doctorate and get started on her path back to West Point. Her dissertation will focus on how stereotyping and prejudice manifest in group dynamics.“Being at Harvard is like being back in a place I belong,” said Young, who praised her colleagues and fellow students for “being so generous with their intellect.”But Young’s path isn’t entirely clear, since “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was overturned in December after 18 years.“I was equal parts elated, and equal parts nonplussed,” she recalled on hearing the policy would be thrown out. “I was really relieved for soldiers now who needed it, and I was also hurt, because I had this horrible feeling that it was too late for me, that I wouldn’t be able to serve again.” She is eagerly waiting to see if she will be able to re-enlist.As the armed services work out the administrative details of the new policy, Young fears that a heart operation she had in 2009 to correct a faulty valve, her age, and other factors may prevent her returning to the service.But if offered the chance to re-enlist, she would jump at it.“I wouldn’t care if they sent me to some hole in the desert somewhere. I’d love to serve again.”If she returns to the military, Young could serve and be reselected to teach at West Point as an officer. If not, she could also return to teach as a civilian.“Somehow,” she said, “I am going to end up back there teaching.”last_img read more

Canucks Defeat Devils 2-1 to Take Over First Place

first_img Byron Bitz returned to the lineup to skate on the fourth line in Dale Weise’s stead, but AV limited his icetime as he only received seven minutes.  I’m not totally sure of the reasons why he does this – Bitz and Weise are both good for energy and can skate.  I don’t think these players hurt the team, but Vigneault continues to limit their minutes. After this road trip, the schedule really favours the Canucks coming down the stretch.  Of their remaining 20 games, only six are on the road, and only nine are against teams currently in a playoff position, although there are another four games against teams currently within two points of a playoff spot.  Strangely, after not seeing them all year, all four conference games against Dallas have yet to be played. Chris Tanev is getting better literally each and every time out.  Tonight, he made a few tremendous plays out of his own zone and never loses his cool under pressure.  In a first intermission interview, he noted that he wants to bring more offense to the table, which he did when his shot created the rebound that led to Rome’s goal. Sami Salo sat out tonight’s game to get some rest.  Andrew Alberts drew into the lineup and other than one particularly bad play in the third, was pretty solid.  I like his physicality when he’s in the lineup. Tonight was another virtually penalty-less game – the Devils had only two power plays while Vancouver garnered only a single man-advantage. Devils’ defenseman Kurtis Foster was a late scratch, and during the game was traded to Minnesota, the main player going to the Wild in exchange for offensive defenseman Marek Zidlicky. Other than his gaffe on the Rome goal, Bernier had a decent game for the Devils.  I think he threw more hits tonight than he did in his entire tenure with the Canucks. The third defensive pairing of Rome and Tanev played a couple more minutes tonight, and looked very good.  They were responsible for the team’s first goal, and were solid defensively. Raymond’s goal was only his seventh on the season.  After returning from his broken vertebrae, he was strong for about 10 games, after which he’s been invisible from the scoresheet.  He played well tonight and got one past Brodeur, which will hopefully increase his confidence.  This was the second to last game before the trade deadline. New Jersey’s top line of Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk, and rookie Adam Henrique seemed like they were on the ice every second shift in the second half of the game.  They were dangerous almost every time out there.  After that line, however, the Devils’ lineup lacks punch, and Patrick Elias and Petr Sykora appear past their due date. The Devils got back to within a goal at 11:30 of the second period, through no fault of Schneider, as David Clarkson directed a puck into the net with his skate after a pass pingballed in Schneider’s crease on a two on one.  The Devils outshot the Canucks 21-11 through two periods.In the third, the fatigued Canucks sat on the lead and put on a clinic of short shifts and getting the puck off the glass and out.  The Devils had most of the puck possession in the third, and had some good chances, but Schneider was there to save them all. Although they were dominant in the final frame, strangely the Devils couldn’t muster any more than 10 shots on goal, which is strange for a game in this situation.   At the end of the night, Schneider had saved 30 of 31 and almost single-handedly delivered the team the win – a win which vaulted them one point over Detroit for first place in the NHL.Vancouver typically plays a strong third period, and after seeing New Jersey come on in the second, I thought the Canucks would dig down and come out with a bit more fire in the third. Unfortunately, it looks like this road trip is beginning to take its toll on the team.  In a somewhat unbelievable quirk in the scheduling, this was Vancouver’s fifth game in the last seven nights, with games occurring in four time zones over that span.  This was going to catch up to the team at some point, and tonight was the night.  It’s a testament to their makeup that they were able to get through tonight with a win. GAME OBSERVATIONS Coach Alain Vigneault played his top players a lot on Thursday night in Detroit, and did a good job of balancing out the icetime tonight.  The Sedin line played only 17 minutes, and Vigneault distributed minutes between his new-look second and third lines more equitably (Kesler centered Hansen and Higgins, while Hodgson moved up to centre Booth and Raymond). Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.After their thrilling game against Detroit on Thursday, the Canucks flew directly to New Jersey where on Friday night they faced off against the Devils.  New Jersey has been the hottest team in the Eastern Conference of late, sporting a record of 8-1-1 in their last ten games coming into the game.  Although they were the better team for most of the night, they couldn’t overcome the Canucks, who stole a 2-1 win at the Prudential Center.Vancouver came out of the gates relatively strong, getting a number of good chances in the opening ten minutes.  Their strong start was rewarded at 8:44 of the first period, when unlikely scorer Aaron Rome got behind ex-Canuck Steve Bernier, and slotted home a rebound after a Chris Tanev point shot.From that point forth, the game went downhill for Vancouver.  Throughout the rest of the game, they gave up a lot of shots, but more noticeably could not mount any sort of sustained offensive attack on the Devils.The Canucks beleaguered forward, Mason Raymond, was finally rewarded for some solid play of late when he beat Devils’ netminder Martin Brodeur with a sneaky wrist shot just over two minutes into the second period. That goal, early in the second, was one of the last times the Canucks would threaten New Jersey’s goal.  From that point forward, it was the Cory Schneider show, as the Canuck goaltender consistently foiled the Devils’ attempts to score. Legendary U.S. play-by-play man Mike Emrick, the Devils voice for 21 years, was honoured in a pre-game ceremony.Broadcast Observation of the Day:  I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Shorthouse saying that the Canucks “couldn’t be accused of lacking any jump”.  Huh?  I’m not sure what game he was calling, but I saw the Canucks appear dead tired.  The effort was there, especially in their own zone, but they struggled to make anything happen offensively the entire game.I also chuckled in the post-game when Garry Valk extolled the play of Raymond.  Tonight, I saw Raymond play a strong game, and do what he usually does – use his speed to gain the zone, recover the puck, get it to his linemates, and cause problems for the other team through the neutral zone. The only difference tonight was that one of his shot attempts went in the net – and no offense to him, but it was a goal that Brodeur probably saves 8 times out of 10.Looking ahead: The Canucks travel to Dallas to play the Stars in a Sunday afternoon matinee, before travelling to St. Louis to face the Blues on Tuesday.last_img read more

Corning High boys basketball captures third straight shootout title

first_imgCorning >> The Corning High boys basketball team has an extremely deep and balanced rotation. On Saturday night the Cardinals utilized a lot of their parts as a way to win their own tournament for a third straight year with a 66-51 win over Durham at the 17th annual Corning Shootout. Corey Busta dropped in a game-high 19 points, earning tournament MVP honors, while fellow seniors Brendan Hoag and Noah Zoppi were selected all-tournament with 17 and 13 points respectively for Corning (13-2).Hoa …last_img

CSIR helps cricketers up their game

first_imgCricket standards are to receive a boostwith the new Optiplay cricket analysistool developed by the CSIR. The Proteas are one of the world’s topteams, but Optiplay could give them anextra edge.(Image: T20worldcupcricket.com)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tendani TseduCSIR, media and communications+27 12 841 3417Janine ErasmusA cricket-analysis application developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will help improve the standard of the game and enhance players’ skills.CSIR researcher Gert Wessels, of the council’s Consulting and Analytical Services division, developed the application with colleague Matt Vassard, a software developer from the Digital Modelling and Science unit.According to Wessels and Vassard, the new application, named Optiplay, is sure to become an essential tool for coaches.It works by recording all data relating to shots and deliveries, as well as comprehensive video footage of a game. This data can then be used later by the coach, team and analysts to scrutinise important aspects of the game, using a range of filters such as shot type or areas of the field where runs were scored, and work out a more efficient strategy to vanquish opponents.Vassard said the product was remarkable for its objectivity, and allows coaches to go over the smallest detail of the game. This will enable the coach to quickly identify areas of strength in his players, or problems with technique that need to be improved.On the other hand, he can also use it to analyse the opponents’ game and sniff out any weaknesses that can be exploited, and strengths that can be defended.However, coaches need not fear that their jobs are in any danger.“One must remember that the software is simply an enabling tool,” added Vassard, “and the responsibility to conceive game strategies remains that of the coach.”Helping players to reach the topThe new technology is based on another CSIR cricket notational analysis invention, called Crickstat. This product, which recorded deliveries and shots by players as well as umpires’ decisions, and allowed for instantaneous frame-by-frame playback and analysis, was developed with the cooperation of the former Proteas and Pakistan coach, the late Bob Woolmer.Crickstat has been widely used by cricketing nations around the world, including South Africa and the UK, where the England and Wales Cricket Board chose the South African solution above others it considered, and used it to analyse all first-class games in the county cricket league from 2007 onwards.The CSIR’s Sports Technology Centre, working with other CSIR departments, has developed similar tools for other sports, including Rugbystat, Netballstat, Hockeystat and Baseballstat.The centre is internationally recognised as a leading developer of performance-analysis tools, and the application thereof, giving teams that essential edge over their rivals. The development team has supported national squads in the Commonwealth, All-Africa, Olympic and Paralympic games, and has worked with the International Cricket Council and SA Rugby, among others.Initially it will market the product to its existing clients, with a view to bringing more customers on board during a global expansion later on. The technology is ready for use, said the CSIR, and any interested coaches are welcome to phone and inquire about it.Versatility and compatibilityThe application is built on and uses advanced technology from Microsoft, and is therefore compatible with the majority of computers. Because of this it is to be used as a demonstration application at Microsoft South Africa developer conferences countrywide.The programme has three different levels of functionality, each one more complex than the one before. At the lowest level, coaches can look at basic scoring and reporting. On another level, the programme provides information such as ball trajectory and the wagon wheel in 3D.Vassard said this versatility makes Optiplay applicable not only to the most skilled players, but also to beginners and those in grassroots cricket schemes.Optiplay could not have arrived at a better time. The national team, the Proteas, are currently ranked third in the world in the one-day game, and second on the list of test-playing nations. With the next World Cup coming up in February 2011 on the Indian subcontinent, the coaching team is sure to consider any strategy that will help the South African team win the title that has so far eluded them.last_img read more

How To Choose The Right Streaming Music Service — A Guide

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout GroovesharkNumber of Songs: 13.2 millionPrice (monthly): Free (unlimited) / $9 per month for premium Geographic Availability: Everywhere but Germany and DenmarkMobile Platforms: HTML5 Web app, plus Android and an unofficial Windows Phone appOffline Syncing: NoSound Quality (bit rate): VariesWeb App: YesKiller Features: More fluid catalog with rare (and sometimes unauthorized) materialUsers: 20 million monthly uniques (not the same as registered users) Related Posts SpotifyNumber of Songs: 20 millionPrice (monthly): Free for desktop (limited) / $5 – $10 for premiumGeographic Availability: 23 countries (mostly western Europe & U.S.)Mobile Platforms: iOS (iPhone & iPad), Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 8, SymbianOffline Syncing: YesSound Quality (bit rate): 160 kbps on desktop & “low bandwidth” mobile; 320 kbps option on mobileWeb App: YesKiller Features: Ability to import local MP3s; 3rd party add-on apps are excellentUsers: 24 million RdioNumber of Songs: 20 millionPrice (monthly): Free for desktop (limited) / $5 – $10 for premiumGeographic Availability: 24 countries (mostly western Europe & The Americas)Mobile Platforms: iOS (iPhone & iPad), Android, Windows Phone, BlackberryOffline Syncing: YesSound Quality (bit rate): 192 kbpsWeb App: YesKiller Features: Vastly superior UI designUsers: Unknown  DeezerNumber of Songs: 20 millionPrice (monthly): Free for desktop (limited) / $5 – $10 for premiumGeographic Availability: 182 countries (U.S. launch expected in 2013)Mobile Platforms: iOS (iPhone & iPad), Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackberryOffline Syncing: YesSound Quality (bit rate): Up to 320kbpsWeb App: YesKiller Features: Ability to import local MP3sUsers: 26 million  RhapsodyNumber of Songs: 16 millionPrice (monthly): $10Geographic Availability: U.S. onlyMobile Platforms: iOS (iPhone & iPad), Android, Windows Phone, BlackberryOffline Syncing: YesSound Quality (bit rate): 128 kbps – 192 kbps on desktop; 64kbps on mobileWeb App: YesKiller Features: Sells high bitrate MP3s for downloadUsers: 1 million (paid) 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#digital music#grooveshark#rdio#spotify#streaming music It’s going to be an interesting year in online music. The all-you-can-stream music subscription space is set to heat up, with rumored Spotify competitors from Google and Amazon potentially in the offing and an already-huge European service called Deezer planning to launch in the U.S. In the meantime, there are already a number of music subscription services to choose from, depending on where you live. None of them are perfect. Spotify and Rdio generally the lead the pack, each with its own impressively massive library of music. Spotify wins points over Rdio for letting you import your own MP3s, whereas Rdio’s interface design, especially on mobile, is vastly superior to that of any other offering.Then there are solid offerings from Grooveshark and MOG, both of which face an uncertain future, for completely different reasons. MOG was acquired by headphone maker Beats Audio, which plans to launch a new service called Daisy this year. Meanwhile, Grooveshark has faced a barrage of lawsuits from record labels, who accuse the startup of copyright infringement, but remains standing… for now.Which service is right for you? It depends on how much you value things like audio control, design aesthetics, music selection and user control. A year from now, the landscape may well look totally different and we’ll be updating this post accordingly. For now, here’s a comparison of the major all-you-can-stream music services.  john paul titlow 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… MOGNumber of Songs: 16 millionPrice (monthly): Free for desktop  / $5 -10 for premiumGeographic Availability: United States and AustraliaMobile Platforms: iOS and AndroidOffline Syncing: YesSound Quality (bit rate): 320 kbpsWeb App: YesKiller Features: Streams are high quality audio by defaultUsers: 500,000last_img read more

Tourists throng Goa’s Curdi village that remains submerged for 11 months in a year

first_imgCurdi, a small village in Goa known for its scenic beaches and Portuguese-era structures, is attracting tourists this season for a different reason. Though the village remains submerged under dam water in the rest of the year, in the month of May, it would rise above the water level, making it visible. Tourists as well as the original inhabitants of the village would visit the place during May, when water recedes exposing the village and ruins of an old Lord Shiva temple to the outer world. Locals host a traditional festival in the temple’s remnants, much to the delight of domestic and foreign visitors. Once the monsoon rains pick up, the low-lying village gets submerged, making those displaced sad again. Nestled amid the Western Ghats in South Goa district, Curdi was once a flourishing village bustling with over 600 families. However, its natives agreed to “sacrifice” their homes in late 1970s when then Chief Minister Dayanand Bandodkar announced construction of a dam on the Selaulim river flowing nearby, an old local resident told PTI. As per official records, the dam construction started in 1976 and was completed in 2000. Prakash Kurdikar (60), who was earlier a resident of Curdi, recalled that by 1986, the village started going under water.“It was an emotional moment for the villagers who sacrificed their homes for the sake of Goa. It is the greatest sacrifice anyone can make,” he said. Its residents were rehabilitated in the nearby Vadden and Valkini villages.State Water Resources Department’s executive engineer K.K. Ravindran said streams around the village have started getting filled up due to the pre-monsoon showers.“If it rains properly for 10 days, then the village would be submerged. It will be visible only after 11 months next year,” he said. This year, the monsoon has been delayed in Goa and the rains have started picking up now, he said.“So, if it rains for next seven days, then by the end of this month, Curdi will disappear,” Mr. Ravindran said, adding that the village is located 5km away from the catchment area of Selaulim dam. Locals claim that before getting submerged, the village turns into an island for a few hours and then slowly disappears under water.last_img read more

Shooting: Gagan fails to clinch gold

first_imgA wry smile played on Gagan Narang’s face as he addressed the media at the Karni Singh Shooting Range on Wednesday. What his optimistic words failed to do, however, was hide his disappointment at finishing with four gold medals instead of the six he was aiming for at the Games.Narang’s failure to make it to the 50m rifle prone singles final put India’s final medal tally in shooting at 14 gold, 11 silver and five bronze medals. This is after Heena Sidhu took second spot in the women’s 10m air pistol and Samaresh Jung settled for bronze in the 25m standard pistol event.The tally was three more than India’s overall total of 27 medals from Melbourne, but two shy of the mark of 16 gold set there. Narang could only manage a 590 in the qualification round to finish tied eighth. He missed out on the final in a shoot-off, managing 51.6 points, the same as Wynn Payne of Canada. Sri Lanka’s Mangala Samarakoon shot 53.2.Hariom Singh made it to the final but finished eighth with a total of 689.6 points, seven behind the winner, Jonathan Hammond of Scotland. Australian Warren Potent, the bronze medallist at the Beijing Olympics, took silver with 695.4 while Northern Ireland’s Matthew Hall finished third.Narang still counted the positives. “I am happy with my perform- By Shreyas Sharma in New Delhi ance, four gold medals with four new Games record is good. I did struggle a bit with prone position but I think we should look at the positives,” he said.advertisementNational coach Sunny Thomas said: “I have mixed feelings. The number of medals increased, but I wish the colour of a few of them was different. We could’ve got five more gold medals,” he said. Earlier, Heena suffered a heartbreaking loss in the 10m air pistol event.Leading Malaysia’s Pei Chin Bibiana Ng into the final on the basis of more perfect 10s after both had shot 383s in qualification, Heena only managed 98.6 compared to Pei’s 98.9 to end up with the silver medal.The other Indian in the fray, Annu Raj Singh, finished fourth, 3.1 points behind bronze medallist Dina Aspandiyarova of Australia. Jung, meanwhile, could not find his mark in the 25m standard pistol singles after having finished second in the pairs with C.K. Chaudhary.Any hopes of an addition to the tally in the last event of the Games evaporated with Allan Daniel Peoples (8th) and Mairaj Ahmad Khan (16th) failing to make the final in the men’s skeet singles.The surprise winner was England’s Richard Brickell, who beat former world champion Georgios Achilleos and his fellow Cypriot Andreas Chasikos in a shoot-off.Meanwhile, at the Kadarpur range, India managed to finish 11th in the full bore rifle pairs event, despite the athletes, Sushil Ghaley and Praveen Dahiya, having got their first experience of the guns just days before the competition.New Zealand won the pairs gold ahead of Scotland and England. Ghaley later finished 29th in the singles while Dahiya was 32nd, as England’s Parag Patel won gold, ahead of Australia’s James Corbett and Northern Ireland’s David Calvert.last_img read more

2015 NTL Finals Day Update

first_imgPlease find attached the finals draw and finals structure for finals day of the 2015 National Touch League. To view, please click on the attachments below.Related Filesmodified_draw1-pdfmodified_draw_structure_and_format1-pdfRelated LinksModified Finals Drawlast_img