Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — At 93, screen legend Sidney Poitier has achieved a new career milestone: Arizona State University has unveiled The Sidney Poitier New American Film School. University president Michael M. Crow says the decision to name the school after Poitier, the first Black winner of a lead acting Oscar, is about much more than an emphasis on diversity. He says it’s about the filmmaker’s creative energy and drive and the way he advanced his life. The university says it has invested millions of dollars in technology to create what’s intended to be one of the largest, most accessible and most diverse film schools.last_img read more

Gunasekaran and Shivpal win gold for India in 7th World Military games

first_img 11 months ago Phoolan Devi’s sister joins Samajwadi Party ahead of UP bypolls 11 months ago Shivpal Yadav says ‘open for coalition’ with nephew Akhilesh Yadav 1 year ago UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets Mulayam Singh Yadav after the latter was admitted to hospital over high blood pressure on Sunday Written By First Published: 24th October, 2019 20:28 IST COMMENT WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US LIVE TVcenter_img 11 months ago Senior UP minister hails Congress MLA, rebel SP leader Shivpal Yadav WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 20:28 IST Gunasekaran And Shivpal Win Gold For India In 7th World Military Games Para-athletics runner, Anandan Gunasekaran, won his third gold medal in the World Military Games whereas Javelin Thrower, Shivpal Singh, won his first gold. Track and field para-athletics runner Anandan Gunasekaran won his third gold medal in the World Military Games. Javelin Thrower Shivpal Singh also clinched another gold for India. Both wins simply added to India’s great run at the 7th CISM World Military Games in China.3 gold medals for Anandan GunasekaranAnandan clinched his first gold medal in the 100m event by clocking a total of 12.00 seconds. He earned his second gold winning the 400m race as well. He won a third gold medal in the 200m event with a clocked time of 24.31 seconds while Colombian para-athlete,  Fajardo Pardo Teodicelo, won the silver medal with a time of 26.11 seconds.Read: ‘Sports India Will Be The Change Of Attitude Towards Sports And Sportsmen’, Says MoS Rajyavardhan RathoreIndia clinches gold in the Javelin eventShivpal Singh further increased India’s medal tally by beating Polish Javelin thrower, Krukowski Marcin (78.17m) with an 83.33m throw. The bronze medal was awarded to Sri Lanka’s, Ranasinghe Mudiyaneselage Sumedha Jagath for a throw of 75.35m.Read: Pankaj Advani For Cue Sports In Olympics, Says ‘India Can Get Medals’India’s other medal tallies2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Gurpreet Singh, was awarded the bronze medal with a score of 585. Ukraine’s Korostylov Pavlo won gold whereas the silver medal went to China’s Yao Zhaonan.Virender and Aneesh Kumar Surendran Pillai clinched the gold medal in the shot put event. With this, India took its medal tally to a total of 7 medals, including an impressive 6 gold medals and 1 bronze medal.Read: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Pakistan Should Be Banned, Be It The Sports Industry Or Music Industry,’ Says Former Hockey Captain Sardara Singh Over Recent Pulwama AttackIndia start their campaign with the boxing eventThe Indian contingent started their campaign with Boxing. In the welterweight category (60-64kg), Sandeep Kumar faced Rasulov Jakhongir whereas Satish Kumar faced Nascimento Cosme in the super heavy(91kg) category. In the lightweight(56-60 kg) category, Amit was paired opposite Andrade Douglas. While Harsh Lakhra will be fighting Zhou di in the light heavy(75-81) category.Read: We Are Confident Of Qualifying For Olympics: Midfielder Sushila Chanu(With inputs from agencies) Ruchit Rastogi SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago Uncle Vs Nephew: Shivpal Yadav to contest against Akshay Yadav in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabadlast_img read more