“The Pandemic Has Brought An Atmosphere Weariness & Exasperation”; Bombay HC Grants Bail To Architect Who Charged At Cop After Being Told To Wear A Mask [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates”The Pandemic Has Brought An Atmosphere Weariness & Exasperation”; Bombay HC Grants Bail To Architect Who Charged At Cop After Being Told To Wear A Mask [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap10 Jun 2020 2:18 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a 27-year-old Architect who was arrested after charging at a police officer who reminded him to wear a mask while he was taking a stroll at Marine Drive during the lockdown. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing the bail application filed by Karan Nair who was strolling on Marine Drive footpath without a mask on May 8 and has been in jail…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a 27-year-old Architect who was arrested after charging at a police officer who reminded him to wear a mask while he was taking a stroll at Marine Drive during the lockdown. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing the bail application filed by Karan Nair who was strolling on Marine Drive footpath without a mask on May 8 and has been in jail since then. Court concluded that due to the current scenario prevailing as a result of the pandemic of Covid-19, jails are overburdened and the applicant is a first time offender, hence is entitled to be released on bail. Police inspector Jitendra Pandurang Kadam was posted on duty at Marine Drive on the fateful day. He spotted this young man (Nair) strolling on the road. He asked him to stop and reminded him that he was not wearing a mask. This young man who may have been disturbed on account of some of the personal issues, suddenly attempted to charge. The justification offered by the applicant was that being an Architect, he was carrying some sort of instrument with him which was used by him as a weapon though it is not exactly a deadly weapon. He continued to run and was chased by the complainant Kadam. He was apprehended by Kadam and taken into custody and has been behind bars since May 8, 2020. Advocate Niranjan Mundargi appeared on behalf of the applicant and APP AR Kapadnis for the State. Court noted that the applicant does not have any criminal antecedents- “It is not the case of the prosecution that the applicant is having any criminal antecedents and the perusal of the FIR would clearly reveal that even the complainant was under tremendous pressure on maintaining the law and order in view of the prohibitory orders imposed in the city and the applicant being apprehensive that he would be arrested by the police officer and probably irked by the fact that the police officer was chasing him only for not wearing the mask, was the cause of the unfortunate incident.” Moreover, Justice Dangre observed- “The situation of the spread of pandemic has brought on an atmosphere of weariness and exasperation and a young person like the applicant has fallen trap into the scenario. In absence of any criminal antecedents and the fact that he is a young person aged 27 years and belonging to a reputed family and fleeing the Court of justice being obscure, he is entitled to be released on bail. Another reason for his release being the jail facilities are otherwise over burdened and merely for a person who is a one time confronter of law cannot be incarcerated and particularly in the peculiar situation prevailing inside the jail.” Thus, Court concluded that the applicant is entitled to be released on bail and so directed his release on furnishing a personal bond of Rs.50,000 with one or two sureties. However, at present, he is temporarily released on furnishing the cash bail with the jail authorities.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Monk: Swans display deserved credit

first_img “I understand that, but it’s my job as manager to stick up for my players and give them credit they deserve as much as the criticism when the negatives come their way. “It’s one game and we’re not getting carried away. We’ve got a lot to do but when credit’s due we should get it and unfortunately we didn’t because the media followed that story.” Monk said the performance at Stamford Bridge reflected the maturity in a side which finished a club-best eighth in the Premier League last season with a record points total. “I spoke to them before about belief and I think you saw that for 45 minutes at Chelsea last year, but when things went wrong we lost our way,” Monk said. “But you saw that belief for 90 minutes on Saturday. Unfortunately we went behind twice but we’ve shown we learned and ended the ones creating the danger. “I knew they would be focused, I had no worries about them because of their maturity as a side.” Speaking before Saturday’s home game against Newcastle, Monk said it was not his duty to discuss internal decisions taken at Chelsea but he insisted the row had deflected focus away from Swansea claiming their first point at Stamford Bridge in five Premier League attempts. “I was focused on my team, I didn’t pay attention to what was happening there and it’s not my job to give an opinion,” Monk said. “What Chelsea choose to do internally is their choice and the m anager has the right to have whoever he wants on the bench, that’s his prerogative and for others to judge. “The disappointing part of it all is that’s what the national press has decided to focus on and not the performance my players put on. “To go to the champions in the first game of the season and put a performance like that on… it’s been overshadowed.” Asked whether player welfare should come first in such incidents, Monk replied: “My medical staff understand how I work, what I expect from them and how we work. “I can only judge that, I’m not here to judge another club’s medical team and what they do. We know what we expect and that’s all I care about. “It’s quite natural the top teams are expected to win and when it doesn’t happen people tend to focus on the wrong things rather than what the opposition did well not to allow them to win the game. Swansea manager Garry Monk feels the row over Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro going on to the pitch at Stamford Bridge last weekend overshadowed his side’s performance against the Barclays Premier League champions. Monk’s men held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw but most of the subsequent headlines have centred on first-team doctor Carneiro rushing on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard, in the process momentarily reducing the 10-man Blues to nine players. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho later described the actions of the club’s medical staff as “impulsive and naive” and Press Association Sport understands that Carneiro, while retaining her current job title, will no longer be involved in matches or training sessions. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gusau’s Election as AFN President Upheld

first_imgThe Committee made no reference to the basketball federation election that took place in Kano on June 12.Winner of the NBBF election which held on June 13 in Abuja, Musa Kida and his board members, are to be sworn into office today along with others duly elected and cleared by the committee.Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Sports, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, confirmed yesterday that the delay in releasing the decision of the Arbitration and Harmonization Committee was due to the volume of work the committee was saddled with after the acrimonious elections in Abuja.In some major decisions taken yesterday the Committee set up by the Federal Ministry upheld elections in the AFN and the weightlifting federation.It ruled that Gusau was duly elected representative of the North-west zone on the AFN board and so his election as president of the federation was in order.Patrick Estate Onyedum’s election as South-east representative on the AFN board was also upheld.The petition of his challenger, Christy Opara Asonze, was dismissed because she had served a five-year ban for dope use by WADA and was not eligible to contest as stipulated in the guidelines.Chief Solomon Ogba was returned also as Sponsor/ Ex-officio of AFN as approved by the federation while the case of Hameed Adio was dismissed for lack of merit.Rosa Collins and Brown Ebewele were earlier reinstated as representatives of NAWIS and Technical representatives.The case of Haruna Bako and that of Charles Yayock of the North-west Zone were both dismissed for lack of merit.In Traditional Sports, the election of Mallam Usman Musa as the duly elected President was upheld and not Mohammed Garba Lere.The Committee was furnished with fresh pictorial evidence and interviews with those at the election venue proving that Musa Usman won the election and he was so declared winner.The federation is however mandated to appoint an international representative as the committee affirmed the reversal of Mohammed Abdullahi who is the current President of Archery.In Weightlifting, the election of Hon Yahaya Mohammed as President was upheld as well as that of the Vice President Emeka Daniel Nwankwo.The Presidential election in Judo was upheld. The committee ruled that bye election in the South-west should take place.Petition by Alhaji Mohammed Sule of the Cycling Federation was dismissed as he failed to pay Appeals processing fees within 48 hours of making his appeal.There will also be no fresh elections in Taekwondo as Ex-officio and philanthropist representative George Ashiru was reinstated as a board member.In Table Tennis, Kayode Ayodele was also reinstated as Athletes’ representative.However, the Harmonization Committee ordered fresh elections to be held in Gymnastics as the Electoral Committee members petitioned that the conduct of the previous elections were held under duress. New electoral committee members will be appointed for the election.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Inauguration of new boards hold today in AbujaDuro IkhazuagbeThe Arbitration and Harmonisation Committee set up by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) on the petitions that trailed elections into the 31 national federation board thursday upheld the election of Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau as the duly elected president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).The inauguration of the Gusau led AFN board along with the other 30 federationswill take place today at the National Stadium in Abuja at 2pm.last_img read more

Half-time: Cardiff 2 Brentford 0

first_imgBrentford’s five-match unbeaten run looked under threat at the break after goals from Tony Watt and Kenwyne Jones put the home side in command.Cardiff were on top early on, with Jones heading straight at Bees keeper David Button and Anthony Pilkington’s header clipping the top of the crossbar.At the other end, an Alan Judge free-kick was held by Bluebirds keeper David Marshall but just as Brentford had started to settle, they fell behind on 20 minutes.Craig Noone saw a shot blocked but former Celtic striker Watt reacted to slot in the rebound.Cardiff, who have only lost once at home all season and sat seventh at the start of the evening, doubled the lead on 34 minutes.John Swift was dispossessed on halfway and, as Brentford looked for a free-kick, Pilkington led a quick counter, Watt then fed Jones and after Button failed to hold his shot, the ex-Sunderland and Stoke man netted at the second time of asking.Brentford were disappointing in the first half but had a chance to halve the deficit as Lasse Vibe headed a Jake Bidwell cross wide.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, O’Connell, Tarkowski, Button; Diagouraga, Kerschbaumer; Woods, Judge, Swift; Vibe.Subs: Bonham, Colin, Dean, Saunders, McEachran, Jota, Hofmann.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—–When the Philippines and Vietnam, which are miles away from each other in the FIVB standings, it was the smallest Filipino on the court who made one of the biggest impacts.Dawn Macandili, a reserve player for the Philippines’ Southeast Asian Games squad, pestered the region’s reigning silver medalists and helped the Philippines upset Vietnam, 27-25. 26-24, 17-25, 25-23 in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ The 5-foot libero was aware of how ahead the Vietnamese are in the rankings but she knew that momentum can change easily by just a few plays on the floor.READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I thought at first that ‘oh no we’re facing one of the top teams in the world,’” said Macandili in Filipino. “But when we started playing, I said to myself ‘wait this is volleyball we’re talking about,’ this is anybody’s game.”And even though Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago brought the offensive pain with 20 and 19 points, respectively, it was Macandili who frustrated the 44th-ranked team in the world in the defensive end.center_img Macandili registered 19 excellent digs, 13 more than Vietnam’s Dinh Thi Thuy, and 12 excellent receptions to help the Philippines, 79th-ranked team in the world.READ: Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam And there were plays that weren’t recorded in the stat sheet, for instance Macandili’s several heart-stopping receptions on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy’s booming spikes.“For the past two games, I was still finding my groove,” said Macandili who shares libero duties with Denden Lazaro. “So I think I finally got my rhythm against Vietnam.”ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Read Next Canete makes good on promise to help save PH pololast_img read more

Petron repulses Sta. Lucia

first_imgStalzer accounted for 28 kills and an ace for 29 points, while Hurley wreaked havoc with 25 kills, a block and an ace for 27 points as they conspired for more than half of Petron’s 70-point production off spikes.Mika Reyes was the lone local who finished in double figures for Petron with 11 points laced with three blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPetron coach Shaq Delos Santos said that while credit should be given to their imports, it was still a team effort as his wards maintained their composure to weather a furious rally from the Lady Realtors, who welcomed their new import in Bohdana Anisova of Ukraine.“Sta. Lucia played really well. It was obvious that they really wanted to bounce back,” said Delos Santos, who steered the Blaze Spikers to the All-Filipino Conference crown early this year. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Lindsay Stalzer of Petron is block by Shirley Salamagos and Rebecca Rivera of Sta. Lucia. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZPetron woke up from a third-set slumber to pull off a 27-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14 victory over Sta. Lucia Realty in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Thursday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.American imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley took up the cudgels for at the attack zone once more to lead the Blaze Spikers to their second straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “We survived even if our game is not what we wanted it to be. Good thing we controlled it and we were able to pull off the victory.”Delos Santos noted that their sluggish reception and poor services as well as the Lady Realtors’ solid blocking hounded them in the third set, allowing Sta. Lucia to stretch the match to fourth set.“We struggled in our services and receives in the third set,” he said. “Their blocking was also solid and quality, especially their imports. We really had a hard time matching their intensity.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Solid Bright outing lifts Maroons; DOMC stuns Knights Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View commentslast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Anderson expects wounded India to comeback harder in 2nd Test

first_imgIndia might have been humiliated in the series opener at Lord’s but England pace spearhead James Anderson expects the wounded visitors to make a strong comeback in the second cricket Test between the two sides, starting Friday at Trent Bridge.The numero uno Test team in the world, India lost the first Test to England by a whopping 196 runs and Anderson said the home team would like to mantain the pressure on the Indians in the second game of the four-match series.”When you lose a Test, as a professional there’s a fire inside you. You don’t want that to happen again. I’m sure, India would comeback harder in the next game but we would do everything possible on Friday to be right on the money,” said Anderson, whose came up with a five-wicket haul in India’s second innings at Lord’s.And come Friday, Anderson is again expected to play a key role at Trent Bridge, where he boasts of an awesome record.”It generally swings here but you get into a game thinking it wouldn’t swing. If it does, it’s a bonus,” remarked the lanky right-arm pacer, who has 28 wickets from four Tests at this venue at a staggering average of 15.89, which includes four five-wicket and one 10-wicket hauls.As a matter of fact, Anderson also has the record of dismissing Sachin Tendulkar six times in Test matches -a feat no other bowler has managed in the last 22 years.”I don’t bowl any differently to him (Tendulkar). He is obviously a key wicket for us to get out but there are 10 other batsmen to be dismissed.  “He is a sort of player who wouldn’t be thinking about it when he is batting next,” Anderson said.advertisementHowever, Anderson did not look menacing in India’s first innings at Lord’s before before he returned to his best with the five-wicket haul in the second essay.”I didn’t bowl well in the first, I bowled wide though the length was good. I knew if I could hold my length and get the line better in the second I could do some damage. “I was pleased that I could make the adjustment. It showed that I was in control,” he said.Anderson was pleased with the accuracy and control he has over his bowling and the kind of pressure England bowlers have managed to exert on the Indians from both ends at Lord’s.”It swung on the first day but in the second we created pressure without the ball doing a great deal. It reminded me of Australia,” he said.”You want to create pressure and stop the batsman from scoring but you can’t do that if the other guy is going for four at the other end. So, you got to work with the bowler at the other end and last two years we have done fantastically well.”The good thing with this England line-up is if we need somebody to step up, somebody is doing it. We continue to prepare well, practice well and improve both as an individual and as a team.”The 29-year-old pacer has 226 wickets from 60 Tests, and is presently 10th in the list of all-time top wicket-takers for England.”My effort over the last few years has been to be a consistent performer, work well in the nets, in the middle and it has started to pay off. I want to be even better and more consistent,” Anderson said.”As a bowler, you never know when the next injury is going to come. Simon Jones, for instance, was potentially a 300-wicket bowler but his career was shortened by injury. “I quite enjoy the responsibility of leading the attack, bowling the first over of the innings. I want to enjoy playing for England and whatever wickets I end up with, I would be delighted.”Anderson, though, was frustrated that a modified Decision Review System (DRS) is being used in the present series.”I personally think if we have the technology, we should use it. We used it in the past few series and we started to get used to it.”It’s frustrating but the pleasing thing is we still managed to go on with the job in hand. We can’t let it affect us,” he said.England, lately, have believed in rotating its’ players and despite having a splendid run, Anderson doesn’t mind it happening. “I don’t think (rotation) matters. We have used 6-7 bowlers in the last couple of years and we have a good unit, strength and depth. Tim Bresnan (in Australia) did a great job when he stepped in,” he said.advertisementEngland are now on the cusp of being the world number one Test team in the world but Anderson doesn’t want to think about it.last_img read more

Old Trafford match has Etheridge all pumped up

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Top pairs begin chase for National pro-am plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The match is set on Sunday, but will have little importance to both clubs as Cardiff’s relegation was confirmed last weekend, while United’s Top Four hopes were dashed with a draw with Huddersfield last Saturday.“For me, its a great, big thing to play at Old Trafford,” Etheridge told the Inquirer. “The stadium has plenty of history and the club remains one of the biggest in the world.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsEtheridge, who has nine clean sheets so far in the EPL, has penciled a visit to Manila late this month for a holiday.“I didn’t expect this season to be successful at a personal level, because the club bought a goalkeeper at the start of the season,” Etheridge said. “But its a massive accomplishment to be named player of the year at the club in my first season in the Premier League. You can’t deny that there were times when everything seemed against us this season and it’s disappointing that we couldn’t avoid relegation.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Filipino international Neil Etheridge seeks a positive end to a largely disappointing season when Cardiff City visits one of the most famous stadiums in the world—Old Trafford—to play Manchester United for its final game in the English Premier League (EPL) this weekend.Named Player of the Year by his club on Sunday, the goalkeeper is relishing the experience of facing United, where his buddy, England international Chris Smalling, plays.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Veteran Farmer Touts Agriculture as Economic Solution

first_imgVeteran St. James farmer, Carlton Smith, strongly believes that the agricultural industry holds the solution to Jamaica’s economic challenges.He supports the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries ‘Eat What You Grow, Grow What You Eat’ campaign, and suggested that more idle land should be put into production so that the country can feed itself and reduce the spending on imported items.“I believe that farming can rescue Jamaica out of the economic problems the country is facing right now. If we cultivate most of the products that we use here, it would be cheaper for us. A lot of lands are available,” he stated.Noting the high price of imported corn, he argued that “if we plant our own corn for animal feed, it would be better for us because the corn from abroad makes the feed much more expensive.”A champion cattle farmer, Mr. Smith has dedicated some 40 years to the agriculture sector. He is a fixture at all major agricultural shows staged in the western region, such as Hague and Montpelier, and has won over 300 trophies, plaques, certificates, gift packages, and cash prizes over the years.Mr. Smith started farming at the age of 15, planting vegetables on a small plot on his family land in Content. He told JIS News he was motivated by the hard work and dedication of his late father, Timothy Smith, who himself was an outstanding farmer.“I grew up seeing my father doing farming and producing some amazingly large onions, carrots, yams and other ground provisions and winning lots of first prizes for these. I walk in his footsteps because I love to see what he was doing in farming. He is my motivation and encouragement and I love it very much and would never give up. I believe that is only sickness that can take me out of farming,” he said. Mr. Smith took over the farm when his father died and continued the tradition of excellence, planting various cash crops including vegetables, yams, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, rearing small livestock such as goats and pigs, and a few cows.As he got more involved in agricultural shows and winning trophies for his prized cattle, he dedicated more of his time and efforts to cattle farming.The farm has won the admiration of community members, business leaders, and others in the agriculture industry.Having started at an early age, Mr. Smith said he wants to see more young people involved in agriculture.He suggested that through the efforts of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), community groups should be formed and the youth encouraged to become members, where they could be provided with land and other assistance.He is also calling for the establishment of school gardens in all institutions, so as to motivate young people to take up farming as an occupation, and for Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Branches to be established in all communities, where farmers could come together and share their ideas and expertise, while motivating the youth to see farming as a profitable way of life.Mr. Smith, like most farmers, identified praedial larceny as a major challenge and called for larcenists to be harshly punished.He also advised farmers to make every effort to get registered at the RADA offices so that they can access benefits and assistance.“If you are a farmer and you are doing your farming, you must be registered so that when required, you can show your identification as a farmer to anybody,” he said.By Glenis Rose, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Turners position switch leads to uncertain rotation

It’s no secret that the Ohio State men’s basketball team wants to run its offense through Evan Turner. Coming off a season in which he led the team in nearly every offensive category, the junior will again be the Buckeyes’ focal point, but from a new position.Turner, who spent the majority of his first two years as a forward, is expected to transition this season into OSU’s point guard position.However, his move to the point creates a log jam on the Buckeyes’ roster. Both P.J. Hill and Jeremie Simmons played significant time at the position last season and there is debate where each will fit in this year. Perhaps the easiest and most likely solution for Simmons, a senior, is to move him to shooting guard. The former junior-college transfer is thought to be one of the better outside shooters on the team, and said he expects to see time at both positions.“[The coaches] still want me to play some point guard because I can handle the ball,” Simmons said, “but I think I’ll play a little more wing this year.”It is also possible that because the Buckeyes plan to have a faster pace on offense this year, both Turner and another point guard could be on the court simultaneously, Simmons said.“I like the up-tempo ball,” he said. “We can have two point guards out there at the same time because it’s like the spread offense. Everybody can bring up the ball.”For Hill, also a former junior-college transfer, competing for play time is nothing new. He entered last season as a third-string point guard, behind both Simmons and Anthony Crater. But when Crater transferred out of the program after just 10 games, Hill found himself in competition for the starting spot.In the team’s 26th game of the season, and the 49th game of Hill’s career, the senior made his first start. After waiting his turn for nearly two years, he appeared to be ready to take the reins as the Buckeyes’ point guard. Now Hill might have to take a back seat again. It is inevitable that as Turner takes over the position, Hill will see less playing time than expected, but he said he fully supports the change.“Evan, he’s real versatile and he can do a lot of stuff for us,” Hill said. “Coach [Matta] believes that, and I believe too, that wherever coach puts him at will be best for the team and will make us successful.”While some may see the move as a demotion for Hill, he said being designated to a backup role is more positive than negative.“It definitely doesn’t take away from my game,” Hill said. “It actually adds to it, because it makes me work harder and then be more productive in the time that I’m on the court.”Even though Turner will start at point guard, Matta said he expects the team to use him at nearly every position on the floor. As Turner moves through the lineup, there will be chances for Hill to make an impact.If there was an argument to be made for Hill’s playing time, he made it himself during the team’s summer exhibition games in Canada. In the Buckeyes’ 90-39 win over the University of Windsor, Hill shot seven of nine from the field and recorded 18 points in just 20 minutes of play.Hill’s 18 points were more than he has ever scored in a Buckeye uniform, but just like he has done in the past, Hill has embraced his role on the team, no matter what it is. “I’m just going to get in where I fit in,” Hill said. “When I come in the game I’ll just be productive as usual. I’ll bring energy and just try to make a big impact.”Regardless of when and where Hill and Simmons end up playing this season, the Buckeyes will live and die with the play of Turner at the point, and Hill expects Turner to thrive at his new position.“Evan is such a great player and he can not only create for himself, but he can create for others,” Hill said. “Good things happen when he has the ball. He’s a very special player.” read more