Buckeyes derail Boilermakers with secondhalf resurgence

Evan Turner and Robbie Hummel have more in common than a history of back injuries. Hummel tied a Purdue record by nailing eight 3-pointers in the first half, but Turner torched the Boilermakers down the stretch, fueling the Buckeyes to a 70-66 win Tuesday at Mackey Arena.Down 12 at halftime, the Buckeyes rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final four minutes, as Turner scored 14 consecutive OSU points to push the Bucks ahead, 66-64.Turner finished the game with 32 points —23 in the second half — and nine rebounds. Hummel finished with 35 points — 29 in the first half — and 10 rebounds, hitting 11 of 19 field goals, including 8 of 13 from beyond the arc.Still, despite the forward’s refusal to misfire, Ohio State kept close for much of the game, thanks in part to a feisty defensive press and, of course, Turner’s dominant play.“We just kept fighting and coach [Thad Matta] really stressed toughness,” Turner said.Ohio State (12-5, 2-3) plays host to Wisconsin at home Saturday. read more

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its one sketch for a good time

first_imgCelebrating 25 years of success, Gallery Escape has organised a show titled Drawing 2014: Seven Decades of Indian Drawing, featuring drawings by over hundred Indian contemporary artists spanning over seven decades. The show is co-curated by Prayag Shukla along with Annapurna Garimella and Sindhura Jois DM from Jackfruit Research and Design, Bangalore. The exhibition  will display works dating from 1947 to the present in which drawing is presented as a broad and inclusive practice. Along with works on single sheets of paper, there will be artists’ books, studies for other projects, multiples, laser drawings, animation and more. This breadth allows curators and viewers to understand how an academic practice moves between the pedagogic and the conceptual realms and between established and experimental ways of working. The exhibition spans a broad expanse of time and seeks to evaluate modern and contemporary art through the medium of drawing. It is to perceive how Indian artists have adopted and experimented with ideas and materials which are brought from elsewhere. It also questions about art practices. What is Indian art today? What are the possibilities that drawing offers? How does an artist perceive drawing as a work of art and how does he or she distinguish drawing from any other work of art? By asking such questions, the exhibition seeks to document, analyze and celebrate several art historically distinct Indian approaches to drawing.Gallery Espace was started in 1989 by Renu Modi at the suggestion of the Husain himself and was one of the first art galleries in India to introduce variable lighting and sound systems, in recognition of the crucial factor that is the environment within which a work of art is displayed. Apart from this expansive show, there will be several collateral/outreach events that will reflect on the significance of drawings in art and other disciplines.When: 10 – 28 NovemberWhere: IGNCA, JanpathTiming: 11 am – 7 pmlast_img read more

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5 killed 5 injured in three separate road accidents

first_imgKolkata: Five persons were killed and five others have been injured in three separate road accidents in South Bengal districts on Sunday.Among the deceased, there were two relatives of a councillor from Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). The accident took place on National Highway 6 in Howrah’s Uluberia on early Sunday morning where two persons were killed and three others injured. According to police, one Pritam Saha, son-in-law of KMC councillor Bapi Ghosh, was returning home along with his wife, son and other family members when they met with a fatal road accident. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThey were traveling in a car and Saha was driving the vehicle. The car rammed into a truck from behind at around 3.30 am on Sunday. Saha and his son Sivam who was on the front seat of the car were declared brought dead by the doctors after they were taken to Uluberia Sub-divisional hospital. Pritam Saha was the son-in-law of the councillor. Due to the intensity of the accident, Sivam went out of the car and fell on the road. Police suspect that the accident took place as the truck suddenly stopped on the road. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPolice said the victims were returning home at Ultadanga from Kolaghat when the driver lost control over the vehicle and it hit the truck near Manasatala area under Uluberia police station. Pritam’s wife Satarupa, her mother Madhumita Ghosh who is also the wife of the councillor received injuries in the accident. A teenager found to be Sivam’s friend who was also travelling in the car sustained injuries in the accident. An eyewitness told the police that the vehicle was at a high speed when the driver lost control and rammed into a truck. Police and some locals rushed the victims to the hospital.In a separate incident, two others identified as Sujit Chatterjee and Durga Das Dey were knocked down by a speeding car in Khamarberia area under Onda police station in Bankura. They were pronounced brought dead after being taken to Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital. Police said Chatterjee was riding a scooter while Dey was on his bicycle when they were hit by the car one after the other. They received multiple injuries on their bodies. The driver fled the spot leaving the vehicle there immediately after the accident. Police suspect that the driver was in a drunken state when the accident happened.The third accident took place in South 24-Parganas’ Baruipur when a speeding truck smashed a 30-year-old woman, Jahanara Bibi near Sitakundu Bazar on Baruipur-Champahati road under Baruipur police station. The victim was a resident of Kalikapur area. She was trying to cross the road on Sunday morning when the incident happened. Locals staged a protest demonstration in the area alleging the rash driving of the vehicles. The body of the woman has been sent for the postmortem examination. Police are conducting raids to nab the driver who fled the spot along with the vehicle.last_img read more

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LS RS Delhi High Court not filing RTI compliance reports

first_imgCommonwealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI) did a study of annual reports of the Central Information Commission which has been tabled in the Parliament every year and concluded that CIC is not able to compel a large number of public authorities to submit data.Every public authority under the RTI Act is mandated to submit the statistics related to processing of the information seeking applications every year to the CIC.”More than a quarter of the public authorities have not reported their RTI stats to the CIC. The reporting compliance rose in 2012-13 but fell again in 2013-14. The highest rate was in 2005-06 followed by 2007-08 when the reporting was more than 85 per cent,” the analysis by Venkatesh Nayak shows.He claimed there is a drop in the percentage of public authorities reporting to the CIC on RTI statistics.”Parliament secretariats of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have never given RTI statistics to the CIC even once in the last nine years. This is something which the CIC is not even mentioning in its report.last_img read more

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Move Over DNA Your Wearable Data Could Soon Be Used in the

first_img Wearable tech can be fashionable, helpful and can even track your pizza order — and soon it could also potentially help you win your day in court. Indeed, McLeod Law, a Canadian-based law firm, is planning to use Fitbit data in a personal injury suit, Forbes reports. They are representing a client who was employed as a personal trainer prior to being hurt in a car accident four years ago.Simon Muller, the head of McLeod’s personal injury practice group, told Forbes that they will be using the data, to demonstrate that due to the accident, her activity levels are now below the baseline of “someone of her age and profession.” The firm plans on using an analytics program called Vivametrica over a period of several months to process and analyze the Fitbit data.Related: Will the Workplace Lead Wearable Technology Adoption?Generally in cases of this nature, the plaintiffs are medically evaluated and the doctor who examines them shares his observations in court. But this will be the first case of its kind to utilize data tracked by wearables likes Fitbit and could set a precedent for future claims.Muller told Forbes that as the technology progress, so does what is considered applicable in court. “A number of years ago we saw courts requisition Facebook [for] information. If you’ve been wearing the Fitbit monitors it’s likely you’ll see court applications to compel disclosure of that data.”But there is a persistent concern around confidentiality. Professional-service network PricewaterhouseCoopers released a report in October in which 82 percent of responders said they were worried that wearable tech would “invade their privacy.” Although 68 percent said they would use wearables offered by their employers and anonymously share their information for “a break on their insurance premiums.”  Related: Apple Watch Launch Said to Be Delayed Until SpringTo that end, Reuters reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been speaking with Apple about how they will protect user information that is collected in HealthKit, its health-data hub — Google has a similar platform for Android users called Google Fit.Fitbit was founded in 2007, and over the last several years, it seems like just about every tech company has made a foray into the wearables game, from Apple’s anticipated Apple Watch (which will link up with HealthKit) to the recently announced Lenovo Smartband. In the spring, International Data Corporation predicted more than 19 million wearables will be purchased in 2014.  Related: As Wearables Get Hot, These 6 Industries Are Poised to Capitalize Register Now » 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img November 17, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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