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Service Desk Support Specialist 1

first_imgDepartment Overview:The UCO Service Desk is the primary contact for most technicalconcerns at the University of Central Oklahoma. The Service Deskprovides assistance with enterprise services provided by the Officeof Information Technology, general campus information, and givesdirection to the appropriate campus resources.Position Overview:The IT Service Desk Support Specialist Level 1 serves as the firstpoint of contact to the organization for technology related servicerequest and incidents. Assist clients via telephone, email, oronline trouble tickets. Works to provide resolutions for reportedIT system issues and problems from a Tier 1 scope. Provides supportfor Tier 1 issues, incident management, client communications, andservice requests. Correctly assigns more complex system andapplications issues to Tier II and Tier III support specialist.Focused duties will include oversight and management of theTechnology Assessment Committee (TAC) tickets and Employee SecurityAccess (ESAF) service request.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Demonstrated basic knowledge of computer hardware and software,including Microsoft operating systems Ability to effectivelycommunicate by phone or in person and with different groups ofpeople across campus. Ability to explain technical terms ineveryday language and document issue details efficiently. Knowledgeof information technology and OIT products and services. Analyticaland troubleshooting skills related to Windows, MAC, and Androiddevices. Excellent customer service skills; ability to achievesuccessful outcomes in handling difficult situations and customers.Drive to work in a fast-paced environment. Shows initiative andacts independently to resolve technical problems. Team player witha friendly, courteous demeanor. Must have the ability to problemsolve, troubleshoot, be attentive to detail, and understandimplications for the academic context. Adheres to and complies withthe University’s shared values (3Cs) and the Office of InformationTechnology’s Code of Ethics. This position is on­call 24×7×365 andrequires the successful candidate to have “high­speed” Internetaccess to their residence. “High­Speed” infers Cable modem or DSLmeasured within the Mega­Bit upload and download speeds. Thisposition requires the successful candidate to maintain a smartphone on which to receive telephone calls, email, and SMS messagesfrom servers and authorized OIT personnel.QualificationsQualifications Required:Requires general education or vocational training and 1+ years ofrelevant experience in chosen field or equivalent combination ofeducation and experience.Qualifications Preferred:Experience supporting Windows and Apple Operating Systems in aHelpdesk environment. Knowledge of ITIL concepts and ability tofollow existing Problem, Change, and Incident Managementprocedures. ITIL Foundations Certification or relatedcertifications. Experience with Learning Management Systems orsimilar applications. Experience providing support to clients inremote/off-site locations. Experience in Higher Education.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Demonstrated basic knowledge of computer hardware and software,including Microsoft operating systems Ability to effectivelycommunicate by phone or in person and with different groups ofpeople across campus. Ability to explain technical terms ineveryday language and document issue details efficiently. Knowledgeof information technology and OIT products and services. Analyticaland troubleshooting skills related to Windows, MAC, and Androiddevices. Excellent customer service skills; ability to achievesuccessful outcomes in handling difficult situations and customers.Drive to work in a fast-paced environment. Shows initiative andacts independently to resolve technical problems. Team player witha friendly, courteous demeanor. Must have the ability to problemsolve, troubleshoot, be attentive to detail, and understandimplications for the academic context. Adheres to and complies withthe University’s shared values (3Cs) and the Office of InformationTechnology’s Code of Ethics. This position is on­call 24×7×365 andrequires the successful candidate to have “high­speed” Internetaccess to their residence. “High­Speed” infers Cable modem or DSLmeasured within the Mega­Bit upload and download speeds. Thisposition requires the successful candidate to maintain a smartphone on which to receive telephone calls, email, and SMS messagesfrom servers and authorized OIT personnel.Will this employee supervise others?No.Physical Demands:Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) maybe made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities toperform essential functions.last_img read more

Police: Teenage Girl Shot in Riviera Beach, Suspect Not in Custody

first_imgA 13-year-old girl was shot on West 16th Street Wednesday afternoon, according to Riviera Beach Police.They say she was shot inside a house and sustained non life-threatening injuries.The circumstances that may have led up to the shooting are unknown at this time.Police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown says they do not yet have a suspect in custody.This is a developing story.last_img

My ole Kentucky home

first_imgThe recent passing of the legendary collegiate sports analyst and journalist Beano Cook and his words cracked the scars of a few old wounds for me. Decades ago when Beano was asked why he loved college football he responded, “Why do I love college football? The Passion. A lot of us who follow college football are like Walter Mitty. We dream of being the Saturday hero. On Sundays they play for money. On Saturdays they play for passion, for the love of the game. I think that’s why it’s our greatest sport. When people study this civilization 10,000 years from now, historians are going to be baffled about why more people followed pro football than college.“They are going to decide that it was a weakness of this civilization that more people wanted to watch pro football on Sundays rather than college on Saturdays. Many things have changed about the game during my lifetime but one thing that hasn’t changed is the passion.” Now get this. There were many Saturday heroes from the college football ranks that ended up being Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday zeros. Those whofailed to make the grade were tossed out with the trash.Why should college football be considered America’s greatest just because the student athletes play for free? Now I agree with the premise that not all student athletes are deserving of pay but the marquee players that fill the stadiums and motivate their alumni to loosen up their purse strings and take the locks off their wallets should be able to enjoy the spoils.According to the website of the NCAA; “The percentage of Black athletes playing football for Division 1 colleges and universities was more than 45 percent during the 2010-2011 season. The 2011-12 TIDES report on bowl-bound FBS teams found that the average graduation success rate for White football student athletes is 81 percent on bowl-bound teams, while standing at only 61 percent for Black student athletes.” Lets dig a little deeper boys and girls. Take for example the food vending giant Aramark. They serve over 48 university sports stadiums and profit hundreds of millions of dollars. If they gave away their products and had their people give those products away would they continue to be in business? Hell no! Would people come to work for them for nada, negative? Would the factories that supplied them do so for zilch, I can’t go for that; no can do?Would Aramark be considered the greatest food vendor in history if they gave away their product, nope and no, they would be considered either extremely philanthropic or just plain dumb. Beano also said that “a lot of us that follow college football are like Walter Mitty.” Do you know who the fictitious character Walter Mitty is and what beliefs that his character encompassed?The “Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was written by James Thurber and it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939. The name Walter Mitty and the derivative word “Mittyesque” have entered the English language, denoting an ineffectual person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than paying attention to the real world, or more seriously, one who intentionally attempts to mislead or convince others that he is something that he is not. Writer Maria Bustillos posted an article on theawl.com in September 2012 laying out her historical observations about author James Thurber. Bustillos said that, “Thurber was a depressive and nervous guy, forever uncertain of himself and his place in the world, though he achieved worldwide fame in his lifetime. Much has been written about Thurber’s racism, narrow-mindedness but I view him as the product of his times. Despite the essential darkness of Thurber’s character, his subtle optimism is ever-present, like a thread of gold shot through the fabric of all he wrote. Racism: what are we to make of the race consciousness of a man who found nearly everyone, including himself, a little bit scary and weird?”When a group of people, any group of people become nervous and unsure about themselves like Thurber they have to invent reasons that they are superior. Yet, they will almost always present a false opinion and observation about themselves to those on that they consider superior. The character of Walter Mitty may have been a figment of the imagination of James Thurber but racism and narrow-mindedness to be alive and well in American society as well as in the system of our nation’s college athletics and academics. I hate to say goodbye to Beano Cook but I’ll darn sure be glad when Walter Mitty and his disciples fall by the wayside. I am teed off. No, let’s cut the crap. I am really pissed off. I have to say what I mean and mean what I say. Close your eyes shut your mouth off put on and adjust your rabbit ears so that you can really freakin’ tune in to what I am about to say. I know you are saying at this very moment, “Aubrey Bruce has lost his mind, how can we close our eyes wide shut and read what is on the page?” Well now get this. What I am about to share with you is going to be revealing, historical, rhetorical, categorical and any other “orical” that you may run across in your “vocab” or rhyming dictionary. You are going to be able to run your fingers across this page and feel these words, hey almost like a new sort of spiritual Braille. last_img read more

Thurston County Urges Safe and Sane Fireworks

first_imgOLYMPIA –Thurston County firefighters and paramedics remind people that fireworks safety is the key to having a Fourth of July holiday to remember instead of a tragic accident you’d rather forget.Thurston County Director of Emergency Services Steve Romines said the arrival of the Independence Day holiday also brings the unfortunate arrival of fireworks-related injuries.  In 2010, Thurston County 9-1-1 Dispatch logged hundreds of fireworks related calls, some of them regarding serious injuries.“The safest bet by far is to leave it to the pros and enjoy one of the licensed public fireworks displays,” Romines said. “But if you’re going to light your own fireworks, following a few basic safety rules will save you from injury, and could even save your life.”As a reminder, the sale of fireworks in unincorporated Thurston County is legal from June 28 through noon on July 5. It is legal to discharge fireworks only from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4.Romines says the use of fireworks can be safer if the following precautions are observed:Use only “safe and sane” fireworks. (In Washington state that means no bottle rockets, no firecrackers, no cherry bombs and no missiles.)Do not hold or throw fireworks after they are lit and do not relight unexploded fireworks.Have an adult present at all times when fireworks are being set off, and young children should never light fireworks.Be extra careful about the area where fireworks are lit; the heat from fireworks can easily ignite grass, wood and many other flammable materials.Keep a water source handy to deal with potential fires and douse all fireworks to make sure they are out.Again, in the unincorporated areas of Thurston County, it is legal to sell fireworks from June 28 through noon on July 5.  It is legal to discharge fireworks ONLY from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4. Avoid serious injury with proper fireworks safety. Facebook9Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Brookdale Community College Welcomes Its First Fulbright Scholar

first_img“We’re excited about having Mariana be a part of the language department because of the opportunities it affords her as a scholar and us as educators,” said William Burns, dean of the college’s Arts and Communications Division.Grassi earned a bachelor’s in education and literature, with a focus on English and Portuguese. She has taught languages in Brazil to children, teens and adults. She also has experience teaching disadvantaged students.In addition to offering academic support, she is teaching weekly lessons about Brazilian culture and is planning to start a Portuguese Club on the Lincroft campus. In order to learn about American culture, she is enrolled in two Brookdale classes, a French class and a conversional English class for non-native speakers.“She is living and experiencing our culture and blending it with her own,” Burns said.The FLTA Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).Host institutions are selected through a competitive application process, said Janice Thomas, director of the Brookdale Community College International Center. “They must demonstrate a commitment to international educational exchange and willingness to mentor and support a young FLTA throughout the scholar’s stay in the United States,” she said.Hosting a Brazilian FLTA is in keeping with Brookdale’s plan to nurture educational partnerships and is an outgrowth of Brookdale’s Brazil initiative begun in the fall 2011, Thomas said.In July, Brookdale signed a protocol of cooperation with Cameos Instituto da Cooperacao e da Lingua that opened the door for exchanges and partnerships with higher educational institutions in Portugal. Under the agreement, Camoes committed to helping Brookdale develop its Portuguese curriculum and Brookdale committed to promoting Portuguese language and culture though classes and programs related to Lusophone cultures.Additional information about Brookdale Community College international education programs and Brookdale initiatives in Brazil is available by contacting the International Education Center, 732-224-2799 or [email protected] LINCROFT – Brookdale Community College is hosting its first Fulbright scholar, Mariana Grassi of Pelotas, Brazil, during the 2013-2014 academic year as part of the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA).Grassi, a recent graduate of the Federal University of Pelotas, is providing tutoring and in-class support for students enrolled in Brookdale’s new elementary Portuguese class.Brookdale Community College President Dr. Maureen Murphy, left, welcomes the college’s first Fulbright scholar, Mariana Grassi, right, of Brazil, as Raquel Rosa, adjunct instructor of Portuguese, looks on.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2014

first_imgWARREN‘S VENEDA ON TRACK FOR ADORATIONIs being outside of Beholder in Saturday’s Adoration Stakes an advantage for Warren’s Veneda?That question will be answered when the two square off in the Grade III, $100,000 race for fillies and mares, 3 and up, at 1 1/16 miles. Warren’s Veneda drew post position five to Beholder’s four in the field reduced to six with the scratch of Cast in Silver.“That’s the same question Ben Warren asked me,” trainer Craig Lewis said of the owner/breeder of Warren’s Veneda, who is named for Ben’s late wife, Veneda. Warren’s Veneda disappointed as the odds-on favorite in the Grade I Vanity Stakes on May 9, when she was in quest of her fourth straight stakes win.“You guys must think alike,” Lewis said. “I’ll give you the same answer. It doesn’t matter where we are. It doesn’t matter where Beholder is. The only plausible explanation for Warren’s Veneda’s third-place finish in the Vanity is, the pace was a little funky, she was giving away five pounds to the winner (My Sweet Addiction) and she only got beat a length. It wasn’t like she got annihilated.“But the bottom line is, she got beat, just like all of them do on occasion. All I can say is, I’m happy to have her and she’s put together quite a few good races for us, but we can’t expect any horse to run out of its mind every time it comes over.“That’s the bottom line. That being said, maybe she’s tailing off. We don’t know.”The field for the Adoration: My Monet, Gonzalo Nicolas, 15-1; Grandiose Tactics, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Beholder, Gary Stevens, 2-5; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Wild in the Saddle, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; and Oscar Party, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1. John Brocklebank1544127%$181,540 Kristin Mulhall2045020%$117,300 Rafael Bejarano13733282124%$1,417,868 Flavien Prat11521231118%$1,267,360 Philip D’Amato49147629%$754,770 Jerry Hollendorfer56714713%$519,204 Mario Gutierrez4273817%$334,748 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won FINISH LINES: Trainer Simon Callaghan still hopes to make the Los Alamitos Derby on July 4 with Firing Line, despite the fact that the Kentucky Derby runner-up missed a scheduled workout Saturday due to a sore right foot. “It took four days to get right, but he’ll be back on schedule,” Callaghan said. “We’re still looking at the Los Al Derby. It’s going to be little tighter now but I think we still should be able to make it.” . . . Bolo, ticketed for the grassy Belmont Derby on July 4, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Friday in 48.80 for Carla Gaines . . . On Thursday, Wild Dude (five furlongs in 1:01.20) and Sahara Sky (six furlongs in 1:14.20) each worked for Jerry Hollendorfer, who plans to run them in the Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs on June 27 . . . Frank Mirahmadi, track announcer at Oaklawn Park and Monmouth Park currently filling in for vacationing Trevor Denman at Santa Anita, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper Saturday in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. Sunday’s guest will be Santa Anita morning line oddsmaker Jon White . . . Attention Triple Crown hero American Pharoah: Of the 19 horses with the top Beyers on the main track at a mile or over, you are not listed. However, three horses you dusted on the track, Materiality, Upstart and Dortmund, are. FIRST 5,000 FANS TO RECEIVE TRIPLE CROWN PRINT SATURDAYSanta Anita will provide the first 5,000 attendees Saturday a beautiful American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion collectable print, free of charge with paid General Admission. Each item will be accompanied by a protective plastic roll-up sleeve.The print showcases the Bob Baffert-conditioned Triple Crown Champ and jockey Victor Espinoza in three must-see shots–winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes–and thereby becoming racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years this past Saturday. (All photos were shot by acclaimed equine photographer Skip Dickstein).First post time Saturday at Santa Anita is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. (Please note, the American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion poster will not be available in Santa Anita’s Infield Area). Richard Mandella36108428%$726,540 Joseph Talamo1172192418%$825,498 John Sadler5359109%$292,974 Mark Glatt4657711%$264,134 Bruce Headley1341231%$117,490 Felipe Valdez9381489%$356,540 Carla Gaines2144119%$202,830 Mike Smith3578420%$613,296 WILD IN THE SADDLE STEPS UP IN ADORATIONWinless in five starts on grass including the Fran’s Valentine on May 23, Wild in the Saddle returns to the main track Saturday in the Grade III Adoration Stakes against the likes of Beholder and Warren’s Veneda.Wild in the Saddle finished sixth in the Fran’s Valentine after attending the pace in the one-mile grass race. In her two prior races, both at one mile on Santa Anita’s main track, she won the Dream of Summer for California-breds by 6 ¼ lengths on March 22 and an overnight race by a length-and-a-half on Feb. 20.Richard Baltas trains Wild in the Saddle. Through 28 racing days, Baltas was tied with Doug O’Neill for the training lead at 17 victories each. Baltas is winning at a sparkling 33 percent (17 for 51) and is the leader in purse earnings ($842,520).Baltas acknowledges that tackling two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder and Grade I winner Warren’s Veneda is asking a lot of Wild in the Saddle, a Cal-bred daughter of Silic.“It’s a very tough spot to bring her back in,” Baltas said, “but she had two strong wins on dirt before that so she’s good to go, she’s ready to run. Obviously, Beholder and Warren’s Veneda are pretty tough horses, but we’ll see what happens.”Baltas still has to look twice when he sees his name atop the trainers’ standings.“I never thought I’d be in this position,” Baltas said. “I guess it’s just one day at a time, really. Sometimes things fall into place. That’s all it is. One day at a time. I don’t really think about it. I mean, it’s kind of fun to see my name up there, but who would have ever thought it?” Eddie Truman1671244%$260,300 Ricky Agarie1941321%$124,220 Vann Belvoir444669%$159,700 Edwin Maldonado758131311%$368,246center_img Gonzalo Nicolas8766137%$226,298 Martin Garcia2873425%$221,410 Mike Puype53712713%$462,590 ‘NEWCOMER’ AGARIE TACKLES ADORATION HEAVYWEIGHTSRicky Agarie is a new face among Santa Anita trainers but an old hand when it comes to horsemanship.The 45-year-old native of Lima, Peru has been in the game for 28 years but has been on his own only since last November. He learned the ropes in tours of six years each with Carla Gaines, Kathy Walsh and Jack Van Berg.Agarie (pronounced Ah-GAR-ee) currently has 26 horses in his care, four of which have won at the Spring Meet from just 19 starts (21 percent).“I grew up here in Whittier and I’ve been around the race track since 1988,” said Agarie, who sends out longshot My Monet (15-1) in the Adoration Stakes. “We’re getting some good horses to claim and I’ve got horses from new owners. The stable’s getting bigger and bigger.“The good thing is, as long as horses are sound, they’re going to run for you. I think we’re going to be the speed of the Adoration. This filly is doing better in her last three races, so I expect her to go to the front and they’ll have to come and catch us.”MIDNIGHT STORM SEEKS FOURTH STRAIGHT IN SHOEMAKERStreaking Midnight Storm seeks Grade I status when he runs in Saturday’s $400,000 Shoemaker Mile on turf, a “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race which gives the nominated winner an automatic entry into the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 31.Sired by the stallion of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Pioneerof the Nile, Midnight Storm has won three straight races, including the Grade II Del Mar Derby last Aug. 31 before returning in an overnight race at one mile on turf at Santa Anita April 16, scoring by nearly eight lengths in typical front-running fashion.“I think with his natural speed, he should be right up there,” said Phil D’Amato, who trains Midnight Storm for Venneri Racing or Dye or Little Red Feather Racing. “Tyler (Baze) knows him very well and breezes him every time, so I’ll leave that in Tyler’s hands. But I see him right up there.”Addressing the 4-year-old colt’s absence from the races for more than seven months, D’Amato said, “It was nothing of note. He had a nice long campaign (seven races last year, from March 22 through Aug. 31) and came back a better 4-year-old.”D’Amato put his chances of winning the Spring Meet training title on the back burner, even though he was just three off the lead with 14 wins through Thursday.“I’m a few wins from the top and don’t have as much ammo as the big guys,” he said, “but we’re having a really good meet.”Under the enhancements of the Challenge series, Breeders’ Cup Limited will pay the $40,000 entry fee of the Shoemaker Mile winner to start in the Mile if that horse is nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program by Oct. 19, the Pre-Entry deadline. Breeders’ Cup is providing all North American connections of horses based outside of Kentucky a $10,000 travel allowance to start in the Championships.          The Shoemaker Mile is the third Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifier in the Mile division this year. On Jan. 10, Futura became the first to earn a Mile bid by taking the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (Group 1) at Kenilworth Race Course in South Africa. The New Zealand-bred Keramadec qualified at Royal Randwick in Australia April 6 by winning the Star Doncaster Mile (Group 1).  The field for the Shoemaker Winning Prize, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Talco, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Midnight Storm, Tyler Baze, 6-5; Seek Again, Jose Lezcano, 4-1; and Bal a Bali, Flavien Prat, 9-5. Martin Pedroza87613147%$329,824 Peter Miller651417522%$582,580 Richard Baltas51176433%$842,520 Fernando Perez10618171117%$726,980 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Michael Machowsky2154224%$133,820 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Victor Espinoza3166619%$489,320 Bob Baffert2462525%$287,970 Doug O’Neill8717161020%$735,788 Tyler Baze16625242515%$1,446,180 Drayden Van Dyke9413111014%$576,160 Alex Solis3373421%$271,834 WARREN‘S VENEDA OUT TO MAKE AMENDS IN ADORATIONBALTAS IN ‘WILD’ RACE FOR SANTA ANITA TRAINING TITLETRAINER RICKY AGARIE IS NO ‘OVERNIGHT SENSATION’MIDNIGHT STORM ONE TO CATCH IN GRADE I SHOEMAKERFIRST 5,000 FANS SATURDAY RECEIVE TRIPLE CROWN PRINT (Current Through Thursday, June 11) Tiago Pereira591010617%$413,710 Santiago Gonzalez7561568%$310,126 Robertino Diodoro2563324%$220,230last_img read more

Footage from ‘lost’ Marathi film classic makes its way to NFAI vaults

first_imgAficionados of Marathi cinema and fans of iconic Marathi litterateur P.L. Deshpande — affectionately known as ‘Pu La’ — have news to cheer about as the city-based National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has acquired rare footage from a ‘lost’ Marathi film classic of the 1940s which starred Deshpande.The film, Vande Mataram (1948) directed by Ram Gabale, is a much sought-after memorabilia item high on the lists of Marathi film collectors and devotees of Pu La’s work.It marked the first time that the multi-faceted Deshpande, who starred alongside his wife Sunita, played the lead role following minor appearances in earlier films, Kuber (1947) and Bhagyaresha (1948).“The 35-minute footage that we have received has rekindled hopes that the complete film may yet be discovered. The footage, in form of a VHS tape, was given to us by Dinesh Thakur (Sunita Deshpande’s nephew) and film historian Satish Jakatdar along with U-matic tapes which contain previously unseen footage of Pu La playing the harmonium,” said Prakash Magdum, Director, NFAI.He informed that while the sound quality was all right, there was dire need to enhance the picture quality of the footage.Vande Mataram, made immediately after Independence but set during the freedom struggle, was a heady confluence of the most formidable talents to grace Marathi cinema during its heyday in the late 1940s. The film, shot in Kolhapur, was written by yet another legendary Marathi literary figure, the famed poet-writer Gajanan Digambar Madgulkar who also provided the lyrics, while the music was composed by renowned singer Sudhir Phadke.It was edited by Raja Thakur (who later became a director in his own right), helmed by the talented Mr. Gabale, a Prabhat Studios regular, and was produced by the maverick P.R. Bhide.The film, with its memorable music and songs, focuses on the patriotism of ordinary folks and is laced with gentle humour.“VandeMataram is indeed remarkable for the dazzling array of talent associated with it as Madgulkar, Pu La and Phadke constituted the veritable trinity of Marathi cinema during its golden age in the late 1940s and 50s. Its ‘lost film’ status has lent it a certain aura. The film was very dear to its composer, Sudhir Phadke, who had in fact visited Mr. Thakur’s residence in Mumbai following Pu La’s death in 2000 to search if the latter had preserved it in his collection,” said Mr. Magdum, speaking to The Hindu.He said that the footage featured a couple of songs and has Pu La singing a powada (ballad).“In particular, one song from this film, Ved Mantrahun Vandya, became a huge hit and endures in its popularity even till this day,” said Mr. Magdum.He further said that the acquisition was doubly delightful as by a happy coincidence this year happens to be the birth centenary of P.L. Deshpande, G.D. Madgulkar and Sudhir Phadke. Incidentally 2018 was the birth centenary of the film’s producer, P.R. Bhide.“Bhide was an interesting character who dabbled in a number of things including the cinema. Besides Vande Mataram, the other notable film he produced was Lalat (1947) where his auteurist tendencies were in full display in his highly innovative experiment of using 16 mm film to record sound instead of film,” Mr. Magdum said, remarking that Bhide later exited cinema to become a spiritual godman, establishing the Manashakti Center in Lonavla and assuming the name of ‘Swami Vijnananand’.Of the other memorabilia acquired by the NFAI, one of the two hour-long U-matic cassettes showcase the considerable Harmonium skills of the versatile Mr. Deshpande and were recorded sometime in Mumbai in the 1980s.The other cassette has his inimitable recitation of some of his beloved characters from his literary ouvre.In December 2015, the NFAI had received another rare ‘Pu La’ memorabilia in the form of Deshpande’s original handwritten script of the enduring 1953 Marathi classic Gulacha Ganpati which was later digitized by them.last_img read more

Ohio State Coach Zach Smith Trashes Michigan In Response To Recruiting Pamphlet, Posts Photo Of Rings

first_imgFans of the Michigan Wolverines react to a 14-3 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 17: Fans of the Michigan Wolverines react to a 14-3 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It may be June, but Ohio State and Michigan are in mid-season form in the trash talk department. Saturday night, Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith, taking exception to what appears to be a recruiting pamphlet produced by Michigan, blasted the Wolverines on Twitter. Smith, who is clearly ticked off that Michigan is is promoting its assistant coach Jedd Fisch as a better alternative for recruits to develop under, fired back, boasting about Ohio State’s three victories in a row over the Wolverines.Smith also predicted a fourth straight victory and posted a photo of all of the rings he’s won in his coaching years. It’s strong.U mad bro?? #LevelsToThis #IfTheyAintHatingYouAintPoppin pic.twitter.com/QhnJceNL4W— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, [email protected] that’s all they got?!— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) June 7, 2015Check my Resume… And if it’s confusing… Check my live resume next November. It will be the same resume as the last 3 Novembers.— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Back to my regularly scheduled Saturday… #ThisAintWhatYouWant #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/6bxT0IoN3E— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Jim Harbaugh and his staff certainly aren’t bowing down to Ohio State. But the Wolverines may want to win a few games before they start comparing anything between the two schools.last_img read more

Unnao SC refuses to seek status report on 20 cases against rape

first_imgNew Delhi:The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Uttar Pradesh government to file a report regarding the status of 20 cases registered against the Unnao rape survivor and her family members. A bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and B R Gavai said that they don’t want to widen the scope and interfere in other cases lodged against them in the state. The apex court was told by an advocate appearing in the case that proceedings in the four cases, which were transferred to Delhi, are going on in a day-to-day basis before a special court here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The bench said it would hear the Unnao case again on August 19. The apex court had transferred four criminal cases from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi — the 2017 rape case; a fake matter under the Arms Act against the father of the rape survivor; his death in police custody, and the gang rape of the woman — and directed to hold trial on a daily basis completing it within 45-days. The daily trial of the case is ongoing in the court of District Judge Dharmesh Sharma at the Tis Hazari district court here. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The woman, allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor, is battling for life after a truck rammed into the car she was travelling in with some family members and her lawyer. Two of her aunts died in the accident. Along with charges of rape, the district court has also framed Sengar and others for allegedly framing the survivor’s father in an Arms Act case, assaulting him and murdering him in judicial custody. The rape survivor is being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences after the top court’s order to airlift her to Delhi for better medical care. The court had also shifted Mahesh Singh, uncle of the rape survivor to the Tihar jail in Delhi from a jail in Uttar Pradesh to ensure his safety. Singh has been convicted in a 19-year-old case and sentenced to 10-year jail term on a case filed by Sengar’s brother, Atul Singh. Sengar, a four-time legislator who represents Bangermau in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, is the main accused in the rape case and is lodged in jail since April, 2018.last_img read more