As Team India take on the Aussies in what will be their last ODI before the World Cup today, the stage is set for T20 fever to take over the imagination of cricket lovers world over.,I believe we have it in us to win the trophy this year and that’s going to be our prime focus for the next couple of months,” says Laxman, as he settles down for a chat with Hyderabad Times.,I think aggression today is not confined to cricket alone as it’s equally prevalent in other sports as well, because the new generation of Indians are a confident lot.,But today there is a lot of stress on physical fitness and psychological aspects of the cricketer.,Whenever I’m in Hyderabad, I visit the academy twice or thrice a week and when travelling, I monitor things on the phone.I was fortunate that my parents gave me the freedom to do and choose whatever I wanted to; they never imposed anything on me.

In allegations that sent shock waves through academia, federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused top CEOs, two Hollywood actresses and a legendary fashion designer of taking part in an audacious scheme to get their children into elite universities through fraud, bribes and lies.The scheme, which began in 2011, centered around the owner of a for-profit Newport Beach college admissions company that wealthy parents paid to help their children cheat on college entrance exams and to falsify athletic records of students to enable them to secure admission to elite schools, including UCLA, USC, Stanford, Yale and Georgetown, according to court records.Fifty people, across academia and college sports as well as a cadre of super-wealthy parents, have been charged in what prosecutors say is the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.,Some parents participated in one aspect of the scheme, while others paid for both, stealing slots from hard-working students with legitimate grades and test scores, authorities said.William Rick Singer, who owns the admissions company called the Edge College Career Network, was charged with money laundering, obstruction of justice, racketeering and conspiracy to defraud the United States.,In at least one instance, a student claimed to have a learning disability to obtain medical documentation required by the College Board and ACT Inc. to grant additional time on the tests, according to court documents.Once the students were given additional time, which generally allowed them to take the test over two days instead of one and in an individual setting, the clients were instructed to change the location of the exam to either a public high school in Houston or a private college preparatory school in West Hollywood that Singer controlled, according to the documents.At those locations, prosecutors allege, Singer bribed test administrators Igor Dvorskiy, of Los Angeles, and Lisa Niki Williams, of Houston, with the parents money to facilitate cheating on the exams.,Singer had a psychologist on his team assign fake learning disabilities to give students an academic advantage, the charges say.Coaches and private admissions counselors allegedly received money for helping to get students admitted as athletes at Yale, Stanford and USC.USC senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and mens and womens water polo coach Jovan Vavic were alleged to have received bribes totaling more than $1.3 million and $250,000, respectively, to help parents take advantage of the relaxed admissions standards for athletes at USC even though their children were not legitimately being recruited as athletes.,It described spending thousands of dollars on trips for dental students to help needy Cambodians and offering math tutoring to underserved children in Oakland.Prosecutors said the charity was nothing more than a means to launder money to an array of people requiring bribes.Our contributions to major athletic university programs may help to provide placement to students that may not have access under normal channels, the organization stated in tax documents.Federal law enforcement began the investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, in May 2018, based on a tip from a confidential source who was being interviewed as part of a separate investigation, said FBI Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta.Make no mistake: This is not a case where parents were acting in the best interests of their children.

As the actor celebrates his 54th birthday today, we look at some of his iconic brand associations and experts’ take on his choices

Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan turned 54 on Thursday.,Brand expert Aman Abbas, Co- founder, Commwiser Consultants says: “Aamir Khan works in few movies, which means he chooses the subjects and movies carefully.,On Aamir’s position in the advertisement world compared to new age celebrities, and how his brand value has changed in the last few years, Chandramouli said: “The biggest challenge endorsers face is that they have a short shelf-life.,“Aamir's charm and stability in the industry has earned him many laurels and would be the first choice for a brand who would want to sustain in the market as he seems more sophisticated,” Pahwa added.,DATSUN read more

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As the actor celebrates his 54th birthday today, we look at some of his iconic brand associations and experts’ take on his choices

Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan turned 54 on Thursday.,Brand expert Aman Abbas, Co- founder, Commwiser Consultants says: “Aamir Khan works in few movies, which means he chooses the subjects and movies carefully.,On Aamir’s position in the advertisement world compared to new age celebrities, and how his brand value has changed in the last few years, Chandramouli said: “The biggest challenge endorsers face is that they have a short shelf-life.,“Aamir's charm and stability in the industry has earned him many laurels and would be the first choice for a brand who would want to sustain in the market as he seems more sophisticated,” Pahwa added.,DATSUN read more

While narrating the nitty gritty of this particular case, it is then observed in para 2 that, “In a backdrop of peculiar facts and circumstances, this Court took cognizance of a news item published in almost all the newspapers in respect of an unbecoming and unfortunate incident dated 4.7.2018 whereby a group of about 25 students, some of whom were rusticated students of the Lucknow University, entered into the University premises in the morning, blocked the way of the Vice Chancellor, raised slogans and threatened him of dire consequences.,Anyhow, the Vice Chancellor escaped from the aforesaid vandalism with the aid and assistance of the security personnel of the University but in the afternoon when the Vice Chancellor was returning from one function, these students attacked him and his security inside the University campus, resultant thereof about ten teachers of the University were injured along with several security personnel and other ministerial staff of the University.,Taking suo motu cognizance of the aforesaid incident in question, this Court passed an order dated 5.7.2018 as “In all the leading newspapers of Lucknow one of the front-page news is about the attack on the teachers of Lucknow University forcing the Vice Chancellor of the University to close the University indefinitely (sine die) and also at the same time stalling the entire admission process for the Academic Year 2018-19.,Sri Ramesh Pandey, learned Chief Standing Counsel will inform all the authorities mentioned above, both that of University and also of administration so that their presence is To be sure, it is then explained in para 3 about taking suo moto cognizance by the Court that, “The purpose to take suo motu cognizance of the aforesaid incident was not confined to Lucknow University, but was to bring under its ambit and take judicial notice of a state-wide issue of rampant vandalism and anarchy prevalent in most government aided institutions/Universities in the State, relating to the environment in higher educational institutions, University or Degree College or Medical College or Management College etc. so as to ensure an atmosphere which is conducive and which encourages the students to attain their goals as per their dreams, and where parents do not hesitate in sending their wards to the institution concerned for the reason of any non-congenial, un-academic or unruly atmosphere.,This Court vide order dated 6.7.2018 expressed its concern as under:-

           “We had registered this Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.) not only for the unfortunate incident which took place at the campus of Lucknow University, but also taking into consideration the number of incidents of rowdyism and vandalism which are occurring in the public institutions of higher education and learning in the State. read more

That’s how the audience viewing the 13th annual Colony Short Film Festival held Friday and Saturday at the Peoples Bank Theatre were described.,“Marietta has supported a film festival now for 13 years,” said Drew Tanner, Peoples Bank Theatre Marketing Director.,The festival kicked off on Friday night with a 1919 Silent Comedy Night with the Masters of Silent Film that included Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Pawnshop,” Buster Keaton’s “Cops” and Laurel and Hardy’s “Big Business.”,A few years later, he became a filmmaker and last year he finally decided to write a short film that could be made with a limited budget using some local Ohio actors.,“I think short films are a very direct medium and they allow filmmakers to really express themselves,” said Tatalovic.

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Since the founding of STiR—an NGO that uses networks to motivate teachers and teacher-support officials within governments—nearly seven years ago, we’ve been playing with a proverbial broom, not quite knowing where we best fit within government-run education systems.,Each time, the impetus for testing a new sweet spot wasn’t the result of great internal wisdom; it was pressure from sage leaders within government-run education systems who saw a path we didn’t.,Last year, for example, the Delhi education government system achieved the best academic results in its history, with government schools even overtaking private schools.,But much of the new systems research coming out of DFID’s RISE Education Systems Research Programme and elsewhere shows that demotivated teachers and local officials often fail to internalize and sometimes actively resist strong technical interventions.,For example, the Delhi system initially lacked a well-functioning cadre of officials to run the teacher networks within its large secondary schools.

Playing sports was always an integral part of my existence and unfortunately, in a big city, I found it tough to gather people to play a sport.,I had never participated in a race but it was on my bucket list to do a full marathon.,Training and completing the full marathon at the age of 24 has probably been my biggest achievement in life.,I really enjoy running in the adidas Ultra Boost and I am looking forward to wearing the new 2019 Ultra Boost shoes in my coming races.,It’s my mission to convert non-runners into runners and I hope there comes a time, where instead of staying let’s catch up for a drink people will start saying let’s catch up for a run!Saiyami has run in the previous silhouette of the Ultraboost shoe from adidas and strongly recommends the new UltraBoost 19 to all serious runners across the globe for their running journeys.