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first_img“It’s an underfunded deal. Not like a dream ride,” said Thirkettle, who lives in Newhall. “I’m not going to own the car. It’s pretty easier on me. They’re great people. They love racing. I felt bad for them last year. I don’t expect to dominate.” Last year was Cory Fancy’s first year in the Super Late Model class, the highest division that races regularly at Irwindale Speedway. The 22-year-old Cory Fancy struggled, but his parents, his backers, were loyal to his pursuits. Now they have teamed with the Thirkettles, who have a deep championship history racing late models throughout Southern California, from Bakersfield to Saugus to Irwindale. Travis Thirkettle won his first track championship last year. His dad, Jim Thirkettle, won seven track championships at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield. Jim Thirkettle helps Travis build and maintain his cars now. “Racing’s very expensive,” Loren Fancy said. “Travis has limited funds. They’ll pit together. They’ll have a common asset: his dad. He’s a genius when it comes to race cars.” The NASCAR Super Late Model season will open March 24 at Irwindale Speedway. It could be one of the most competitive seasons in the track’s history. NASCAR Southwest Series champion Rip Michels, the winningest driver at Irwindale Speedway, is returning to the Super Late Model division. The division attracts drivers from Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minden, Nev., and Tucson, Ariz. Last year’s Super Late Model champion was Van Knill, who lists Tucson as his hometown. Loren Fancy knows the competition will be tough. “If both of them won a race,” Loren Fancy said, “that would be a good season.” Thirkettle said he can’t wait to test his skills against the top drivers and teams at Irwindale Speedway. “It’s a great challenge,” Thirkettle said, “and I strive for that.” Indy Racing League: Honda has designed a bigger, more powerful engine for the Indy Racing League teams in the IndyCar Series. Marco Andretti, driver for Andretti Green Racing, said it will take some time for him get accustomed to the new cars. He did not have any complaints about the new engines, but his recent tests gave him little indication of how they will race. “It’s hard for me to compare. I was out of the Indy car seat for about five months in the off-season, which is a ton for a driver,” Andretti said. “When I got back, it was at a road course at Daytona. It just felt like a bit more torque, bottom end. Of course, we were quicker, top end.” Honda is the sole engine provider for the IRL IndyCar Series teams. Andretti said Honda would welcome any challenge from a competing engine manufacturer. “I think Honda would put themselves up against anyone, and I would, too,” Andretti said. “I wouldn’t change Honda for the world.” A competing engine would only make Honda better, Andretti said. “I think definitely a bit better if they’re able to compete,” Andretti said. “Then it just pushes them to be better also, where now they’re just racing themselves.” timothy.haddock@dailynews.com (818) 713-3715 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Loren Fancy wanted to move his son Cory into the NASCAR Super Late Model division at Irwindale Speedway, he figured he would need two cars. One was to race week to week and one he would keep as a backup. Then Loren Fancy started adding up the bills to maintain two cars and decided he didn’t need a second. In stepped Travis Thirkettle, the NASCAR Late Model champion at Irwindale Speedway, who was looking for a car to race at the Super Late Model level. center_img Loren Fancy offered Thirkettle the opportunity to race one of his cars. Thirkettle agreed and the L&R Racing team was formed. The L&R stands for Loren and Roseann, Cory’s parents and the owners of his race team. They have been the owners of all his race teams, from when he was 11 years old racing go-karts against A.J. Allmendinger and Scott Speed to his stint in the NASCAR Grand American Modified division and Super Trucks at Irwindale Speedway. The Fancys will also be the owners of Thirkettle’s car, but Thirkettle is the one who will be maintaining and setting it up from race to race. The hope is that the alliance will benefit both drivers. Cory Fancy, who lives in Canyon Country and is a Palmdale High graduate, will have a championship-caliber driver and teammate to share information and ideas. Thirkettle will get a chance to test his racing abilities in the top division at Irwindale Speedway. last_img read more

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Belotti brace against Armenia extends Italy’s perfect start

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first_imgBut the forward, who plays for Russian club Sochi, went from hero to villan when he was sent off for a second yellow card just before the break to leave his side a man down.Torino captain Belotti got Italy back level on 28 minutes and added a second 10 minutes from time after substitute Lorenzo Pellegrini had put the away side in the lead his first international goal.“The satisfaction is to have won a game that was not at all easy,” said Mancini, who becomes the first Italy coach to win five consecutive European qualifiers in one group.“Playing the 11 against 10 paradoxically penalised us because Armenia focused even more on defending and reduced the spaces further.“But we had the patience to continue to attack even at the risk of exposing ourselves to counter-attack.”Four-time world champions Italy have put their failure to qualify for last year’s World Cup behind them and are top of Group J with maximum 15 points, and on course for the Euro 2020 opening match at home in Rome next June.Armenia are third in the group with six points from five games, behind Finland who have nine points from four games.Mancini dropped young guns Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo as punishment for being regularly late during the Under-21 European Championships at home in June.Belotti was joined up front in an attacking trident with Juventus forward Federico Bernardeschi and Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa.With Juve captain Giorgio Chiellini out with cruciate ligament knee injury, the Armenians piled the pressure on for the first 10 minutes with a slip-up by Nicolo Barella allowing Karapetyan to break through for the opener.Belotti got the Azzurri back on track following good work by Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri following a corner with Belotti meeting the curling cross to prod into the net.Bernardeschi hit the post just after with Belotti also missing a chance before the break as he failed to connect with a Chiesa cross.But Italy got off the hook when Karapetyan received a second yellow card for a high elbow on defender Leonardo Bonucci.Mancini made changes around the hour mark with Chiesa making way for Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stefano Sensi replacing Barella.Pellegrini nodded in after with 13 minutes left, and three minutes later Belotti doubled his tally following good work from Sensi and a bit of luck with a deflected shot which bounced off the Armenian goalkeeper and into the net.Italy will be looking to extend their run at second-placed Finland on Sunday with Armenia hosting Bosnia-Herzegovina.0Shares0000(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Andrea Belotti bags a brace © AFP / Karen MINASYANYEREVAN, Armenia, Sep 5 – Andrea Belotti bagged a brace as Italy saw off 10-man Armenia 3-1 to extend their perfect start to Euro 2020 qualifying with a fifth straight win on Thursday.Roberto Mancini’s side had trailed after 11 minutes in Yerevan when Aleksandre Karapetyan got just the second goal past Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Italy goal in five qualifying games.last_img read more

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Which wonderkid could establish themselves at your Premier League team?

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first_img Aiden O’Neill (Burnley) – The Australian midfielder is back at Burnley after spending the second half of last season on loan at Oldham Athletic. Previous to that Sean Dyche gave the 18-year-old his debut against Liverpool and he went on to make another four Burnley appearances before heading for League One. O’Neill will have undoubtedly gained valuable experience from his loan spell. Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth) – Fresh from captaining the England Under-20s to World Cup glory the former Leeds man will want to take next season by storm. Cook’s debut campaign for the Cherries was disappointing, as it was regularly interrupted by injury, but he has always possessed quality. If any manager is likely to give young British talent a chance to shine in the Premier League it will be Eddie Howe – watch this space. Rob Holding (Arsenal) – The 21-year-old defender was signed from Bolton last summer and, though he featured sparingly throughout the season, he benefitted from Arsenal’s formation change. Holding played regularly in the Gunners new back three system, during the last couple of months of the season and earned plenty of plaudits for his play. He played the full 90 minutes as Arsenal beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final and, should Arsenal stick with the formation next season, expect to see Holding far more regularly. 20 Though transfer rumours undoubtedly get football fans excited, watching a youngster rising through the ranks into the first team must come a close second.A heap of money has been invested in youth by Premier League teams in recent years – with wide ranging degrees of success.But who could be the next young up-and-coming star at your Premier League club?We’ve picked one player from each side that could establish themselves in the first team next season.Scroll through the gallery above to see who might make the grade. 20 Declan Rice (West Ham United) – The young Irish centre back seems to have a lot of promise and made his West Ham debut as a late substitute in the final game of the season. He won West Ham’s Young Player of the Year award and, despite being 18 years old, was called into Martin O’Neil’s senior Republic of Ireland squad in May. Fellow young central defender Reece Oxford looks likely to move away next season on-loan to Borussia Monchengladbach. 20 20 Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) – The striker will be joining Jurgen Klopp’s Reds after deciding to leave Chelsea and he enjoyed a summer to remember. Solanke won the Golden Ball award for the player of the tournament, as England won the Under-20 World Cup, and he clearly has potential. While the likes of Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino will be higher up in the pecking order you would not be surprised if 19-year-old Solanke was granted several opportunities to impress. 20 Ben White (Brighton & Hove Albion) – Though the central defender only signed his first professional contract last summer, he has certainly looked promising in his few Brighton outings. The 19-year-old made his debut in the EFL Cup as the Seagulls dismantled Colchester 4-0 back in August and Chris Hughton is an admirer. 20 20 Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – Currently on duty with the England Under-21s, the Leicester left back has shown plenty of promise for a while. Chilwell made 12 appearances in the league for the Foxes last season but still has Christian Fuchs ahead of him in the pecking order. However, at 20 years of age, the Englishman has plenty of time on his side to establish himself. 20 20 Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United) – The young striker spent last season on loan at Barnsley but will be hoping to kick on after playing his part in England’s Under-20 success. The 20-year-old will now be looking to step up another gear and force his way into the thoughts of Rafa Benitez as Newcastle gear up for top-flight football once more. Sullay KaiKai (Crystal Palace) – The Crystal Palace youth product spent the first half of last season on loan at Brentford and grabbed three goals in 18 appearances before returning to the Eagles in January. The 21-year-old featured in Palace’s final day match against Manchester United and will undoubtedly be looking to impress whoever comes in as the new boss at Selhurst Park. Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) – After spending the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach the 21-year-old central defender will finally return to his parent club. The Denmark international certainly caught the eye in Germany and is likely to be afforded the opportunity to impress manager Antonio Conte. Of course, breaking into the Chelsea first team is notoriously hard as the club have a plethora of young talent finding it hard to get noticed. Let’s not forget the Blues also have Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah, Nathan Ake, Lewis Baker and Izzy Brown amongst others. Matt Targett (Southampton) – The Southampton left back has been threatening to establish himself at for the last couple of years but only made four Premier League appearances last season. Much of that is down to injury as well as the impressive form of Ryan Bertrand. But should the former Chelsea defender move away this summer then Targett could be a ready-made replacement. 20 Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United) – The England youth international found his way into the Manchester United first team last season thanks to a host of injury problems amongst other members of the squad and he caught the eye. The 19-year-old primarily plays in defence but says he is happy to play anywhere if it means time on the pitch. Tuanzebe also ended the season by winning United’s Reserve Team Player of the Year award. 20 Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion) – The 19-year-old was handed some first team opportunities by Tony Pulis as he started four Premier League games and came on as a substitute another four times. Despite being young, Field more than held his own in the Baggies midfield and, with Darren Fletcher gone, more chances could come his way. 20 20 20 Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) – The young central midfielder became a frequent sight last season as he made 18 substitute appearances and three starts in the Premier League. However, a serious injury in April brought his season to a premature end but the future looks bright for the 21-year-old. He often impressed for Tottenham and boss Mauricio Pochettino is clearly a fan. Fellow youngster Josh Onomah could also threaten to establish himself next season. Aleix Garcia (Manchester City) – The Spanish midfielder made eight appearances in all competitions last season for Pep Guardiola and looks to have plenty of promise. Similar to Chelsea, Manchester City have invested huge amounts of money into their academy setup with relatively little return. With plenty more expensive transfers incoming the chances of a youngster breaking into the City first team are even more difficult. However, Garcia represents the best chance next season unless he goes out on loan. Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City) – The 20-year-old Egyptian had some exciting moments for Stoke in his debut campaign after signing from Al Ahly. With 19 appearances in all competitions under his belt the next step for Sobhi would be to make himself a starting first team regular for Mark Hughes. The signs have looked good so far. 20 20 20 20 Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) – The Danish midfielder arrived at Huddersfield in 2013 and has been in and around the first team for the last two campaigns. Billing made 16 Championship appearances for the Terriers last season and has shown real glimpses of quality under David Wagner’s stewardship. However, consistency is required now if the 21-year-old is to fully establish himself in the Huddersfield side. Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) – McBurnie arrived with a bang after scoring twice on his Swans debut, against Peterborough in the EFL Cup. While a few more appearances came his way the Scot had to make do with playing Premier League 2 football for most of the season. At the age of 21 McBurnie will want to make more of an impact at Swansea but could also head off on loan to the Championship. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – Everton are a side full of young talent at the moment and have a manager in Ronald Koeman prepared to give them a chance. The large number of Toffees in the England Under-20 squad is a huge signal of the quality within the current youth ranks and Calvert-Lewin, the scorer of the World Cup winning goal, could really step up next season. The 20-year-old made 11 appearances, scoring once, in the Premier League last season and is sure to be buoyed by his successful summer. Ademola Lookman is also on the verge of making an impact while it could be argued 18-year-old Tom Davies has already become a first team regular. 20 20 Jerome Sinclair (Watford) – The former Liverpool man’s exit from Anfield was perhaps more dramatic than his time at Watford has been so far. After featuring five times in the league Sinclair was then loaned out to Birmingham City for the rest of the season. Still aged 20 there is time for Sinclair to step up and make a mark. last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: CONVOY LADIES EARN VALUABLE DRAW WITH AODH RUADH

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first_imgConvoy GAA NotesClub Bingo Continues in Hall at 8.30 Lotto result 20-5-14 Countries Draw LD DB AM DN 1 Matched 3, Amanda Mc Elhinney, Convoy Jackpot nx week €3300. New Players are always welcome Check FB page for updates or changes. Well done to Senior Ladies who drew with Aodh Rua on Wed evening .Hard luck to the Donegal Minor girls and our own Victoria Kelly who were beaten at the weekend.U14- U16 girls training Mon at 6.30U 14 girls Game at home this Tuesday V Malin. Throw in at 6:30. Meet at the pitch at 5:45.U14 boys Gaelic training Monday 7.30, Match on wed home to Urris.U16 Boys training on Tuesday 6pm.Underage training as Norm 6-7 on Friday . U8 blitz this Sat away Check fb and with Coaches for Details .The club hosted a successful U10 Blitz on Sat.It was great to see so many boys and girls from our own club, Glenswilly & Robert Emmets out playing football and having fun. Many thanks to Coaches Gerard McHugh & Laurence McNamee, our referees – Michael Patton & Megan Ward, and a special word of thanks to all those that supplied & helped with the refreshments after the blitz. Team work on and off the pitch.Club Gear orders to Elaine Mc Dermott Order going in on the weekend of 14 June.I will be at the clubhouse on a Fri evening at 7 after the underage training to take orders and payments.To order the Jerseys need a minimum of 6 to order.We only order the Jersey twice a year go get your order in now Contact Elaine on 0860746540. No Senior or Reserve men’s Games played at weekend Next games V Letterkenny Gaels Check FB or Papers for details.GAA NEWS: CONVOY LADIES EARN VALUABLE DRAW WITH AODH RUADH was last modified: May 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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Wangi, Majanjaalo set to join Basena in Rwanda

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first_imgPius Wangi (28) scored 6 goals for SC Villa last season. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Sulaiman Majanjaalo and Pius Wangi are set to join Rwanda Premier League side Sunrise Football Club.Sun Rise FC are coached by former Uganda cranes tactician Moses Basena who was handed a two year employment contract last month.Both players were at Sports Club Villa last season and played under Basena at some stage before he was fired.Holding midfielder Majanjaalo and forward Wangi are both free agents after their contracts at Villa expired at the back end of last season.Wangi is a former player at Vipers Sports Club who released him last season after several seasons of diligent service.Last term, he scored six goals at Sports Club Villa in an eventful campaign where they battled against relegation.Majaanjalo previously played at Entebbe, Baza Holdings (defunct), Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) and lately Sports Club Villa.In case they formalize with the legalities at the club, they will join Basena in the rebuilding process for Sunrise FC having survived relegation in the previous 2018-2019 season.Sunrise completed the season with 34 points, one slot above the relegation zone.Comments Tags: Moses BasenaPius WanjiSports Club VillaSulaiman MajanjaloSunrise FClast_img read more

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Sharks’ DeBoer gets the phone call from the NHL he predicted he would

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first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer heard from the NHL on Tuesday — just as he predicted the night before — but didn’t want to elaborate on what the league’s representative might have said.“I did hear from somebody with the league, but I’m not going to share with you those conversations,” DeBoer said. “But I did (hear).”There appeared to be a handful of officiating missteps in the Sharks’ 6-5 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday. DeBoer after the game noted the lack of an extra …last_img

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UN Officials Censoring Chinese Firewall Protest?

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first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#web At a UN-sponsored event today in Egypt, UN officials demanded the removal of a poster that alluded to the issue of Internet restrictions in China.The poster was an advertisement for Access Controlled, an MIT publication about the so-called Great Firewall of China, one of the first national Internet filtering systems and a policy that has come under harsh international criticism. The poster was being displays at the fourth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The purpose of the forum is to support UN mandates regarding the sustainability, robustness, security, stability, and development of the Internet.Its mission makes the poster’s removal all the more puzzling. The poster, displayed at an Open Net Initiative reception, was apparently removed because it contained a sentence that violated UN policy. The sentence in question reads as follows:The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China’s famous “Great Firewall of China” is one of the first national Internet filtering systems.The goal of the Open Net Initiative is to investigate, expose and analyze Internet filtering and surveillance. We remain unclear on the exact policies the poster violated; however, we must strongly question the act of its removal, which amounts to censorship of protest of censorship – a censorship sandwich, if you will, which few of us can find appetizing.“It is ironic that while people are allowed to gather here to discuss freedom of expression online, censorship, and surveillance practices on the Internet, we are being restricted in expressing our views,” said Al Alegre of the Foundation for Media Alternatives, a member of the ONI Network, to reporters today. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.In our previous coverage of Chinese censorship of Internet access, we alerted readers to the fact that every new computer sold after July 1, 2009 would be equipped with software “intended to block pornography and possibly filter politically disruptive material, all while quietly gathering private user data.” This “Green Dam Youth Escort” software is closely related, both ideologically and politically, to the “Golden Shield Project,” China’s national firewall aimed at censorship and surveillance of user activity. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jolie odelllast_img read more

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Indian Techies Are Minting a Fortune in Bitcoins

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How Mamata damaged the party she founded

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first_imgOn the last Thursday of May, a week after the general election results, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made a confession in public.“Till today,” she said, “I have not allowed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) to run the trade unions properly so that industry can function…Now I will strengthen the unions.” She referred to her welfare and conditional cash transfer schemes, four dozen in number, and made a similar argument, admitting that she did not dedicate enough time to her organisation, founded in 1998. Her associates argue that she made a mistake as all her problems stem from the issue of fractured organisation.A district magistrate (DM), who is close to the Chief Minister, told The Hindu that weakening the party to enhance the government’s performance “could be a mistake”.“The CPI(M) channelised services through local committees or gram panchayats (GPs), underscoring the party’s relevance in the daily life. In the TMC’s case, the administration replaced the party. Today, a person does not need to make rounds of party offices to avail of conditional cash transfer (and other) schemes. He can meet government officials who coordinate the disbursal,” the DM said. This massively improved service delivery, indicated impartial international agencies like the United Nations, but weakened the party.Mamtaz Begum, a dedicated TMC activist, explained how and why efficient delivery of freebies weakened the party.“The benefits are not delivered by the GP members who are affiliated to the party and marshal the elections, but by adhikariks [government officials] who do not organise elections for the party,” said Ms Begum, the TMC chief of Nayarhat GP in Cooch Behar district. The 49-year-old activist argued that when a government official hands over benefits, voters tend to feel that it is a government project and they have “an unconditioned right” to receive it.‘A mistake’“How would a party benefit from that,” she said. Besides, “extending all facilities to all indiscriminately was a mistake”.“Everyone feels that even if they do not vote (for the TMC) they would be able to avail of the benefits and we politicians proved powerless,” Ms. Begum argued. She refused to accept that the fear of corruption compelled Ms. Banerjee to implement schemes through officials. “If you cook fish at home, cats will come. Will you stop cooking fish?” she asked. With the weakening of the organisation, three problems surfaced. One, the party management’s links with the grassroots weakened. As a result, the party, at the village or ward level, deeply became lumpen. The case of a political science professor in south Kolkata illustrates the point.A week before the election, a TMC councillor publicly “threatened” the professor in Jadavpur area, right outside his residence, for appearing on television talk shows. He told the professor, formerly with the CPI(M), that he should stop criticising the TMC on television channels as “he knows nothing about Bengal” and his family’s votes – 13 altogether– should go to the TMC. In the end, all the votes, barring the professor’s, went to the BJP, only to deepen the TMC crisis. “If they can threaten in Kolkata, imagine what they must have done in villages,” the professor said.Secondly, at the macro level, the TMC filed cases after cases against CPI(M) activists, even allegedly killing many, creating a vacuum, which is filled up by the BJP.According to a recent CPI(M) data, between May 2011 and May 2019, as many as 213 Left Front supporters were killed. While the claim cannot be independently verified, a TMC MP told The Hindu — even before the elections — that “decimation” of the CPI(M) is what the TMC fears in the 2019 election. Thirdly, the TMC’s use of brute force, being uncertain of its organisational might, in the 2018 panchayat polls severely harmed the party. These and all other problems, however, stems from collapse of the organisation, Ms Banerjee founded.last_img read more

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1 lakh Rajasthan government college students take monthly exam without invigilators

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first_imgIn a first-of-its-kind exercise, about 1 lakh students of government colleges in Rajasthan on Monday appeared in an examination which was virtually a test of their honesty. The newly introduced monthly academic test was conducted without invigilators, while no equipment, such as CCTV cameras, were installed in the classrooms to monitor the activities of students.The test, scheduled for the 29th of every month in the 2019-20 session, will not only assess the academic knowledge of the students but also their honesty, truthfulness, self-control and self-confidence. Teachers left the classrooms after distributing question papers and came back after an hour only to collect the answer sheets when the time was up.‘Overwhelming response’“The students’ response was overwhelming in all the 237 government colleges across Rajasthan. Their enthusiasm showed how important it was to inculcate ethical values among youths,” Pradeep Kumar Borad, State Commissioner (College Education), told The Hindu. He said the exam was a “dual test” of the students’ intellect and honesty, both of which were important for their success.The monthly tests have been introduced for the first time this year as part of the ‘Akashi Calendar’ for higher education, which has scheduled various activities during the session that started on July 1. Mr. Borad said a test of general knowledge on July 13, in which 31,097 students appeared, was also praised for its objective of widening the horizons of students.Mr. Borad, who is also Special Secretary-Higher Education, said the activities of organising coaching classes, formation of student houses, and a tree plantation drive, would be taken up in the due course, but the single most significant initiative was the invigilator-free monthly tests, which would strengthen moral principles among the students in an unmatched way.‘Self-analysis’Alka Agarwal, Principal of the Government Girls’ Post-Graduate College, Jhunjhunu, said all the 1,400 students of her college wrote the exam and gave a positive feedback. “Such an activity is important for our students, who come from nearby villages and remote hamlets. The self-analysis of their performance will help them achieve academic excellence,” she said.Another significant aspect of the test is that its result will not be announced publicly. Mr. Borad said the students would be apprised of their performance individually after their answer sheets were checked. “When the students know that the results will not be put on the college’s notice board, they will give the test honestly and analyse their own performance. The tendency to cheat will decrease.”The college concerned will maintain the record of performance of each student, but the marks obtained in the monthly tests will not be added in the final result. In Monday’s test, each subject had a 20 marks question paper, comprising 11 questions, including five objective type, five very short answer type and one short answer type question.The students had the freedom to use their own notebooks, registers and blank papers as answer sheets. The Directorate of College Education has invited feedback and suggestions about the invigilator-free exam at its e-mail commissioner.cceraj@gmail.com.last_img read more

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