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Swarangsri Daimary wins bronze at 3rd International Peace and Friendship Wushu Cup

first_imgGUWAHATI: Swarangsri Daimary of Assam Police, representing Indian Wushu team, won bronze medal at the 3rd International Peace and Friendship Wushu Cup held at Zehedam, Iran recently. She won the medal in below 60kg cetegory of Women’s Sanda event (Free Fighting). The Indian team bagged two Gold medals, one Silver as well as seven bronze medals. This is stated in a release of Wushu Association of Assam.Also Read: LOCAL SPORTSlast_img

The Latest: France’s national institute of sport offers help

first_imgThe Paris-based INSEP will lodge nursing staff coming far from their homes to assist medical teams in the city.INSEP and other sporting establishments in France will also receive sick people who are no longer in serious condition but need their health monitored in an effort to free up hospital beds.INSEP will receive about 100 people from homeless shelters.Also, 69 rooms at INSEP are at the disposal of France Horizon, which helps families, homeless people, migrants, refugees and people who are isolated.French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says “the only way through this crisis is to stay united.” ___The R&A is postponing three amateur golf championships scheduled for June, including the Curtis Cup.The Curtis Cup was to be played June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. The R&A and USGA say the matches for female amateurs from the U.S. against a team from Britain and Ireland will move to 2021. The dates were not decided.The R&A says the British Amateur and the British Women’s Amateur will move from June to August, but that depends on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.K.The British Amateur had been scheduled for June 15-20 at Royal Birkdale. The British Women’s Amateur was to be played June 23-27 at Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland. That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and the European soccer championship.The last time Wimbledon was called off was 1945.___Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___France’s national institute of sport is helping with the needs of caregivers and homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic. ___Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020.Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “handover ceremony”on Wednesday at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima.The public will have limited access to view the flame, and organizers hope to limit the crowd size because of restrictions in place for the coronavirus.The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 20 and the torch relay was to have started last week from Fukushima. The flame has remained in the prefecture with Wednesday’s event merely ceremonial.The Fukushima prefecture is the region of Japan that was devastated in 2011 by an earthquake, tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. The Curtis Cup captains, Sarah Ingram of the U.S. and Elaine Ratcliffe for GB&I, will remain for the 2021 matches. The teams had not been decided. Players were to have been selected later this month.___Soccer fans from two clubs in Belarus say they will stop going to games because of the coronavirus.A leading fan group at Neman Grodno says its members will stop attending games and they have urged supporters for other teams to do the same.The fans have called on the national soccer federation to “draw on some courage and stop the Belarusian championship, as the rest of the world has done.” ___Premier League club Bournemouth says manager Eddie Howe has taken a voluntary pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak.It is the first top-flight team to announce such a measure by its coach.Bournemouth said Howe’s pay cut was “significant,” without disclosing exact figures. Key members of his backroom staff as well as club chief executive Neill Blake will also have their salaries reduced.Bournemouth says it has also advised a number of staff across all areas of the club that they will be furloughed “to safeguard the financial stability of the club during what is such an uncertain period.” Associated Press The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association say in a joint statement there will be play “only when it is safe to do so.”They say clubs and supporters have a role to play in the meantime “in supporting the government’s guidance and ensuring community strength and solidarity.”The most recent update from soccer authorities said there will be no play until April 30 at the earliest.___A hockey team and a soccer club in Russia face being removed from their leagues after government financial support was diverted to fight the coronavirus.center_img Third-division club Uerdingen hopes to virtually sell out its 34,500-capacity Grotenburg Stadium in Krefeld with the offer of souvenir tickets for fans.Tickets start at 5 euros ($5.46) and go all the way to 19.05 euros ($20.80) for VIP tickets. The club says “panic buying for friends and family is definitely allowed.”It’s the only time that Uerdingen will sell tickets for the Grotenburg Stadium this season. Its home arena is being rebuilt so the club has been playing home matches at the ground of nearby Fortuna Düsseldorf.Uerdingen was one of the powerhouses of German soccer in the 1980s with a best finish of third place in the Bundesliga and a run to the semifinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1986. More recently it has dropped as low as the sixth division.The club hasn’t played a game since March 8 because of the virus outbreak. The Latest: France’s national institute of sport offers help April 1, 2020 The sports ministry in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai says it sees no point in funding player contracts for another season if it’s not clear when competitions will resume. It wants the Admiral Vladivostok hockey club to drop out of the Kontinental Hockey League and the Luch Vladivostok soccer team to drop down two divisions into the amateur leagues.The ministry says regional funding earmarked for professional sports will instead go into an anti-coronavirus fund.Many Russian sports team rely heavily on regional governments and state-owned companies for much of their funding. Primorsky Krai is the first region to impose such drastic cuts.All major sporting events in Russia are currently suspended.___ Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum send to MLB employees. MLB said on March 19 that it had scrapped series in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.MLB played in Europe for the first time last June when the New York Yankees swept a pair of games from the Boston Red Sox in London.___UEFA has postponed the Euro 2020 playoffs for the second time because of the coronavirus pandemic.The games were originally scheduled for March 26-31 and have now lost their June 4-9 dates. The playoffs will decide the last four places in the 24-nation lineup for the postponed European Championship.The decision was made in a conference call with officials from the 55 UEFA member federations.UEFA says “all other UEFA competition matches, including the centralized international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.”___A German soccer club is raising funds amid the coronavirus pandemic by selling tickets for a fictional game. Fans of Shakhter Soligorsk have also said they will stop going to games “until the epidemiological situation allows us to return to the stands.” But they stopped short of calling for the season to be suspended.Belarus is the only nation in Europe still hosting professional soccer games with fans in the stadium.International players’ union FIFPro says players in Belarus have reached out with concerns about playing during the coronavirus pandemic.___English soccer authorities say there are “no quick answers” to the question of when play can resume following the coronavirus outbreak. Olympic officials have postponed the Tokyo Games until next year with the opening now set for July 23, 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

South Korea seeks IOC ban on controversial Japan ‘Rising Sun’ flag

first_img Written By FOLLOW US Press Trust Of India 1 year ago BJP’s Shazia Ilmi shuts anti-India protestors in South Korea, says ‘don’t abuse our PM’ 11 months ago North Korea fires two projectiles after offering talks with US First Published: 11th September, 2019 18:45 IST COMMENT 1 year ago Rajnath Singh visits venue where Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in met LIVE TVcenter_img WATCH US LIVE A controversial flag became the latest sticking point in an intensifying dispute between South Korea and Japan on Wednesday as Seoul asked the International Olympic Committee to ban its use at the Tokyo Games next year.The ‘Rising Sun’ flag has been an ensign for Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Forces since 1954, but in much of East Asia, it is seen as a symbol of the country’s military aggression during World War II. But last week, Tokyo’s Games organisers dismissed the claims that the emblem is a political statement and said they will allow the flag at the Olympics.READ | North Korea fires two projectiles after offering talks with USClear political symbol: Seoul Sports MinistryThat caused an uproar in South Korea, prompting it to lodge a formal complaint to the IOC. World football’s governing body FIFA has already banned the flag’s use. “We explained the history behind the flag and demanded it be banned during the Olympics,” Seoul’s sports ministry said in a statement. The flag was a “clear political symbol” that stirs up painful memories of Japan’s wartime atrocities, the ministry added, likening it to the “nightmares that the Nazi’s Swastika gives to Europeans”.READ | Rajnath Singh visits venue where Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in metKoreans remain deeply resentful of Japan’s 1910-45 colonisation of the peninsula and the neighbours — both of them US allies — are embroiled in a long-running dispute over wartime history.A trade war between Japan and South Korea The row spiralled into a bitter trade war in recent months after a series of South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese firms to pay for forced labour during Tokyo’s colonisation. The feud has seen Japan impose new restrictions on exports crucial to South Korean tech giants in July and led to the neighbours removing each other from their lists of trusted trade partners. South Koreans have since mounted a widespread boycott of Japanese goods, which saw a plunge in sales of Japanese cars and forced several airlines to suspend routes to their neighbour because of falling demand.READ | Japan: Typhoon Faxai kills 1, leaves over 40 injured in Tokyo regionSome lawmakers have pushed for a boycott of the Tokyo Olympics and a travel ban on the country, citing supposed radiation risks from the Fukushima disaster eight years ago. The South’s Olympic committee said last month it lodged a complaint to the Tokyo Games organisers over radiation risks at venues around Fukushima as well as the possibility of food produce grown in the region being served to athletes in the Olympic village. READ | New Jersey governor on India tour from September 13 1 year ago US ‘prepared to engage’ with North Korea in nuclear talks: Envoy Last Updated: 11th September, 2019 19:26 IST South Korea Seeks IOC Ban On Controversial Japan ‘Rising Sun’ Flag South Korea, on Wednesday, demanded the ban of the usage of a controversial Japan flag from the International Olympic Committee at the Tokyo Games next year. WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago Japan: Typhoon Faxai kills 1, leaves over 40 injured in Tokyo region SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Liverpool Star Receives ‘Disgusting’ Death Threat

first_imgLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren has confirmed that a “disgusting” death threat against his family was sent to him via social media.The 28-year old Croatian international made this confirmation in an Instagram story as he shared a screengrab of a private message in which the sender disclosed that they would “murder” his family.On the threat, Lovren said:“I cannot ignore when my family is threatened.”“I just can’t and won’t accept that.” he added.Dejan Lovren has come in for a lot of criticisms after his performance during the recent 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.He was at fault for Tottenham’s opening two goals during the game and was substituted by his manager, Jurgen Klopp, after just 31 minutes.RelatedWhat Jon Moss Told His Assistant In Anfield EpicFebruary 5, 2018In “England”Lovren Throws Jibes At Manchester United Ahead Of Huge ClashMarch 10, 2018In “England”Klopp Confirms Liverpool Injury Woes Ahead of Arsenal ClashDecember 28, 2018In “England”last_img read more

England’s Emily Toy wins the 2019 Women’s Amateur

first_img15 Jun 2019 England’s Emily Toy wins the 2019 Women’s Amateur England international Emily Toy produced the best performance of her career to win the 116th Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal County Down.The 21-year-old defeated Amelia Garvey of New Zealand by one hole in the 18-hole final over the renowned links on the east coast of Northern Ireland.Toy is the first English player to win the title since Georgia Hall in 2013 and has earned a spot in the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn in August thanks to her triumph.The 2017 R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament champion has also gained exemptions into the 2019 Evian Championship, as well as the US Women’s Open and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship next year.Toy, from Carlyon Bay Golf Club in Cornwall, said: “It’s amazing to win. I played solidly all week. I stayed in the moment in the final and handled my nerves.”She added: “I was saying to my parents last week I’ve got to do the qualifying for the AIG Women’s British Open but I’m in now, so how cool is that?“It’s amazing to have these major opportunities now. I look forward to a couple of days of rest and then it will all sink in.”Toy, who is ranked 450th in the world, ended Garvey’s hopes of becoming the first New Zealander since 1986 to claim the trophy.After both players made birdies on the third hole of the final, Garvey went ahead at the 5th after Toy’s bogey. However, Toy hit straight back at the 6th after a glorious approach set up a birdie.The pair exchanged bogeys before another dropped shot from Toy handed Garvey the lead at the 11th. Just when it looked like the University of Southern California student may pull clear, she bogeyed the 14th to return the contest to all square.Toy let a chance slip at the 16th when she three-putted but made no mistake with a 20 foot putt for birdie at the 17th.A par at the last was good enough for victory as Toy joined a roll of honour that also includes Anna Nordqvist (2008) and Céline Boutier (2015).In her morning semi-final against Linn Grant, the Englishwoman also shone to defeat the Swede, ranked 25th in the world, by two holes.Toy remarked: “I really struggled this morning off the tee but I found the fairways this afternoon which gave me the chances. My putting was also really solid from long distance.“I went to Australia in January and won the New South Wales stroke play qualifying, but given it was a match play tournament it didn’t really feel like a win. I’ve been hunting a win down and been playing quite nicely this year so to do it here is amazing.“I was ranked about 800 in the world at the start of the year but I’ve been ticking down the rankings, especially after the way I played in Australia. Hopefully I can come down a few more spots after this week!”The Pam Barton Memorial Salver was awarded to Toy with runner-up Garvey receiving The Diana Fishwick Cup. The 117th Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at Kilmarnock (Barassie) from 23-27 June 2020.The championship also showcased other England players with Mimi Rhodes, 17, (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset) reaching the quarter-finals; and Bel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire) making it in to the last 16.  Top qualifier Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk), Georgina Blackman (Chelmsford, Essex),  Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland, Essex) and Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) all won their first round matches to make it into the final 32. The Yorkshire pair of Nicola Slater (Lindrick) and Charlotte Heath (Huddersfield) were among the 64 match play qualifiers.Image credit: The R&A/Getty Images Tags: elite golf, Emily Toy, England teams, Women’s Amateur Championshiplast_img read more

Ancient Greek Religious Art Depicted Eden and the First Couple

first_img(Visited 558 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Excerpts from the new book Genesis Characters and Events in Ancient Greek Art, by Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr.The serpent-entwined apple tree from a vase painting, c. 440 BCHuman history, according to the Judeo-Christian tradition, begins in an ancient paradise with a serpent-entwined tree, and a first couple who partook of its fruit. The Book of Genesis doesn’t say what kind of fruit tree it was. It is from the Greek tradition that we get the idea that Eve ate an apple.There is no Creator-God in the Greek religious system. Ancient Greek religion is about getting away from the God of Genesis, and exalting man as the measure of all things. You may think to yourself that the Greeks are exalting gods, not man; but haven’t you ever wondered why the Greek gods looked exactly like humans? The answer is the obvious one: for the most part, the gods represented the Greeks’ (and our) human ancestors. Greek religion was thus a very sophisticated form of ancestor worship. In Plato’s Euthydemus, Sokrates referred to Zeus, Athena, and Apollo as his “gods” and as his “lords and ancestors.”The First ParentsThe first couple, Hera and Zeus, sculpted on the east frieze of the Parthenon, c. 440 BCGreek stories about their origins are varied and sometimes contradictory until their poets and artists present Zeus and Hera as the couple from whom the other Olympian gods and mortal men are descended. This husband/wife pair, the king and queen of the gods, are a match for the Adam and Eve of Genesis. Zeus and Hera are the beginning of the family of man, and the origin of the family of the Greek gods. With no Creator-God in the Greek religious system, the first couple advances to the forefront.According to the Book of Genesis, Eve is the mother of all humans, and the wife of Adam. Since God is the Father of both Adam and Eve, some consider them to be brother and sister as well. After they had both eaten the fruit, Adam named his wife Eve (“Living” in Hebrew) and Genesis 3:20 explains why: “. . . for she becomes the mother of all the living.” In a hymn of invocation, the 6th-century BC lyric poet, Alcaeus, refers to Hera as “mother of all.” As the first wife, the Greeks worshipped Hera as the goddess of marriage; as the first mother, the Greeks worshipped her as the goddess of childbirth.We are told in Chapter 2 of Genesis that Eve was created full-grown out of Adam. Before she was known as Hera, the wife of Zeus had the name Dione. The name relates to the creation of Eve out of Adam, for Dione is the feminine form of Dios, the genitive form of Zeus. This suggests that the two, like Adam and Eve, were once a single entity.Hera is the single mother of all humanity, and Zeus is, according to the ancient poet Hesiod, “the father of men and gods.” The term “father Zeus” is a description of the king of the gods that appears over 100 times in the ancient writings of Homer. As the source of their history, Zeus/Adam and Hera/Eve became the gods of their history. Those without a belief in the Creator have only nature, themselves, and their progenitors to exalt.The SerpentFrom the Judeo-Christian standpoint, the taking of the fruit by Eve and Adam at the serpent’s behest was shameful, a transgression of God’s commandment. From the Greek standpoint, however, the taking of the fruit was a triumphant and liberating act that brought to mankind the serpent’s enlightenment. To the Greeks, the serpent was a friend of mankind who freed them from bondage to an oppressive God, and was therefore a savior and illuminator of our race. The Greeks worshipped Zeus as both a savior and illuminator; they called him Zeus Phanaios meaning one who appears as light and brings light. The light that Zeus brought to the ancient Greeks was the serpent’s “enlightenment” that he received when he ate the fruit from the serpent’s tree.The Greeks believed the words that the serpent spoke to Eve at the tree in Genesis 3:5, “Not to die shall you be dying, for God knows that, in the day you eat of it, unclosed shall be your eyes, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Adam and Eve became the gods Zeus and Hera.Image of Zeus with attribute of lightning bolt symbolizing enlightenment.In his book Zeus and Hera, mythologist Carl Kerenyi suggests that the name Zeus, or Dios, at its deepest level, means “the actual decisive, dynamic moment of becoming light.” Thus, the meaning of the original names of the first couple, Dios and Dione, points to that time when they ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and first embraced the enlightenment of the serpent.
 The natural force, lightning, depicts who Zeus is and what he brings to mankind perfectly. It should not surprise us then that the attribute most closely associated with Zeus in ancient art was the lightning bolt. On the vase image of Zeus depicted here, he holds the lightning bolt in his left hand and his scepter in is right hand. From the Greek viewpoint, there is no more “actual decisive, dynamic moment of becoming light” in human history than the time Adam and Eve received the serpent’s enlightenment, and no more appropriate symbol for it than the lightning bolt of Zeus.Paradise and The Tree of KnowledgeIf Zeus and Hera are Adam and Eve, then the Greeks ought to have directly connected them to an ancient paradise, a serpent, and a fruit tree. They did, indeed, make such a direct connection. The Greeks remembered the original paradise. They called it the Garden of the Hesperides, and they associated Zeus and Hera with its enticing ease, and with a serpent-entwined apple tree.The literary evidence for the presence of Zeus and Hera in the ancient Garden paradise comes to us from Apollodorus and Euripides. Apollodorus wrote that the apples of the Hesperides “were presented by Gaia [Earth] to Zeus after his marriage with Hera.” This matches the Genesis account: Eve became Adam’s wife right after she was taken out of Adam (Genesis 2:21–25), and the next recorded event is the taking of the fruit by the first couple. The chorus in Euripides’ play Hippolytus speaks of “the apple-bearing shore of the Hesperides” where immortal fountains flow “by the place where Zeus lay, and holy Earth with her gifts of blessedness makes the gods’ prosperity wax great.” Thus Euripides put Zeus in the ancient garden with the serpent-entwined apple tree, and his language affirms that this is where Zeus came from.Garden of the Hesperides, from a water pot c. 410 BCSome mythologists have mistaken the nymphs known as the Hesperides for guardians of the tree, but they certainly are not. Their body language, easy actions and very names serve the purpose of establishing what kind of a garden this is: a wonderful, carefree place. Above, we see the Garden of the Hesperides depicted on the bottom panel of a water pot from about 410 BC. The serpent entwines the apple tree with its golden fruit. The names of the figures are written on the vase. Two of the Hesperides, Chrysothemis (Golden Order) and Asterope (Star Face) stand to our immediate left of the tree. Chrysothemis moves toward the tree to pluck an apple. Asterope leans pleasantly against her with both arms. To our far left, Hygeia (Health) sits on a hillock and holds a long scepter, a symbol of rule, as she looks back towards the tree. To our right of the apple tree, Lipara (Shining Skin) holds apples in the fold of her garment, and raises her veil off her shoulder.The names of the Hesperides describe what the garden is like. It is a land of gold for the taking, soft starlight, perfect health, and wondrous beauty. The Hebrew word for Eden means “to be soft or pleasant,” figuratively “to delight oneself.” The Garden of the Hesperides is the Greek version of the Garden of Eden.Post-Flood HumanityThe male figures to our right of the tree are Nimrod/Herakles (seated) and his nephew Iolas. The scene represents the climax of all of Nimrod/Herakles’ exploits. The hero of post-Flood humanity is there for a bite of the serpent’s apple. He has figuratively usurped the authority of Noah/Nereus and his God, returned humanity to the ancient serpent’s enlightenment, and exalted mankind as the measure of all things.The Greek tradition insists that Zeus and Hera were the first human couple; the Judeo-Christian tradition insists Adam and Eve were the first couple. Both traditions insist that their respective first couples came from an ancient paradise with a serpent-entwined fruit tree. Thus, two opposite spiritual standpoints share the same factual basis.Greek artists went into much more detail than this about their religion. They depicted Cain and Seth as Hephaistos and Ares, Noah and Ham as Nereus and Chiron, and Naamah (Genesis 4:22) and Cush as Athena and Hermes. Their unique depiction of the Flood matched the Genesis account in detail. Their religious temple and vase art boasted of the triumph of the way of Cain over Noah and his God-fearing offspring after the Flood.Modern academia has yet to learn the simple lesson that, without reference to the early events described in the Book of Genesis, it is not possible to make any real sense of ancient Greek religious art. The problem for these academics is that they cannot entertain the obvious Genesis connections without abandoning their blind dedication to atheism and evolutionism. They may be called teachers and professors, but they fail to comprehend the obvious meaning of the symbolic art that our ancestors have left for us, just as they fail to recognize the handiwork of our Creator throughout the earth, and within all the life upon it.  —Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr.For more on this subject, see GenesisInGreekArt.com.last_img read more

Sushil Kumar’s mentor alleges humiliation by sports minister

first_imgIndia’s wrestling hero Sushil Kumar’s mentor Satpal has alleged that he was insulted by Sports Minister M.S. Gill during a function to facilitate the new world champion in the national capital on Tuesday. The function was organised at the minister’s residence. Gill was posing with Sushil for the media when Satpal also appeared in the frame. Gill then promptly asked Satpal to move away as he posed alone with Sushil. Gill also asked the coach who accompanied Sushil to Russia to pose for pictures instead of Satpal, who was in Delhi during the recently held championship in Moscow. Sushil returned Delhi with his gold medal in 66 kg freestyle category on Monday night. Incidentally, Satpal was a gold medallist in the 1982 Asian Games and is also a Dronacharya awardee.last_img read more