Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a brace as the Indian men’s hockey team got the better of Malaysia 4-2 to register its first win in the round robin encounter of the 4 Nations Invitational tournament here on Thursday.In a closely-fought contest, India scored two goals in the final quarter of the match to earn their first points at the tournament.India got off to a dominating start in the opening periods of the game, pressing high and consistently effecting turnovers to keep Malaysia in their own half.However, despite the overwhelming possession, there weren’t many clear chances created as Malaysia’s deep defense held firm and the two teams went into the first break locked in a stalemate.In the second quarter also the Indians dominated in the midfield but were unable to find a breakthrough in the final third. This lasted till the 24th minute of the match before Sardara Singh capitalised on a Malaysian mistake to launch an attack. His pass found Satbir Singh, who laid it off to Thimmaiah at the edge of the circle. (Rupinder Pal Singh’s double in vain as India lose to Australia 2-3)Nikkin dummied the defender and cut into the circle, before unleashing a shot into the bottom corner to give India a 1-0 lead, which they held on to as the match went into halftime.Nine minutes into the third quarter, Malaysia hit back with an equaliser with Faizal Saari converting a penalty corner.The parity didn’t last long though, as India won their first PC almost from the restart. From the PC, Rupinder Pal Singh made no mistake and once again gave India the lead. The teams went into the final break with India leading 2-1.advertisementMalaysia had a flurry of PCs in the opening minutes of the final quarter. Shahril Saabah converted the second to draw level again, setting the stage for an exciting finish. The equaliser from Malaysia served as a blessing in disguise for India as they stepped up their game and started being more assertive with their possession, making more penetrations into the Malaysian circle.The dominance paid off in the 55th minute with Nikkin scoring his second goal of the game. India stepped up a gear and within a minute as Akashdeep Singh scored the fourth goal for India.India will next play New Zealand on Saturday.
In case you missed it… Working Mother has named Meredith Bodgas its new editor-in-chief. Bodgas joins the Bonnier Corp. brand from her role as executive editor for Bauer Xcel Media. She replaces editorial director Jennifer Owens, who is leaving the company. Xavier Romatet was named vice president of Condé Nast International. He joins from his role as president of Condé Nast France. Dean Stattmann was promoted to brand editor of Men’s Health from his post as deputy editor of digital projects. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Bill Kristol is stepping down as top editor of conservative magazine the Weekly Standard after 21 years at the helm. Time Inc.’s Sunset has hired Lauren Ladoceour as travel editor. She joins from her role as deputy online editor at Rodale’s Organic Life. In a note to readers Monday, Kristol wrote that he will continue to write weekly editorials, while contributing to the website, and writing longer features. He will take the title editor-at-large. Stephen Hayes was promoted to the newly created role of EIC from his role as senior writer. Deputy editor Richard Starr will take on the role of editor. The Atlantic continues its hiring spree with the addition of Rosie Gray covering global affairs and U.S. politics for TheAtlantic.com. Gray joins from the political team at Buzzfeed News. Mark Ford and Mark Ellis are leaving the Time Inc. c-suite. Read more… Marina Khidekel is now senior deputy editor of Women’s Health. She joins from her role as deputy editor at Cosmopolitan, a title which has seen an exodus of top editorial talent in the last few weeks. Perhaps not coincidentally, then-deputy editor Sascha de Gersdorff left Women’s Health to join Cosmo as executive editor on December 1. “When we started the magazine in 1995, we hoped we’d last a while,” Kristol wrote. “It’s gratifying that we’re still going strong a generation later, and I appreciate more than I can say the efforts of all those who’ve made this possible.”
The firing, which began at around 5 pm in Old Baramulla continued through the night.IANSA Special Police Officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir police was martyred while another policeman injured in an encounter with terrorists in Baramulla district on Tuesday. This was the first encounter between security forces and terrorists ever since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.A terrorist was also gunned down during the encounter and arms and ammunition were recovered. His identity and affiliation are yet to be ascertained. The martyred SPO was identified as Bilal. The injured sub-inspector, Amardeep Parihar, has been admitted to a hospital.The firing, which began at around 5 pm in Old Baramulla continued through the night. The area was cordoned off for the public. The J&K police took to Twitter to inform that the encounter was over, at around 5 am on Wednesday.Baramulla update: Encounter is over. One terrorist killed. Identity being ascertained. Arms and ammunition recovered. Our colleague SPO Billal attained martyrdom. SI Amardeep Parihar injured in the incident is being treated at Army Hospital.@JmuKmrPolice— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 21, 2019 Kashmir valley has been by and large peaceful apart from stray incidents of stone-pelting and protests since August 5. The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan across the LoC have increased, however, over the past week after a lull in the first fortnight of August.(With agency inputs.)
Two men, including a college student, were killed and seven others were injured when a motorcycle hit an auto-rickshaw at Atukura of Baniachang upazila in Habiganj on Tuesday night, reports UNB.The deceased were Mukhles Mia of Puranbagh village, and Shakil Mia.Shakil is a student of Brindaban Government College in Habiganj.The accident took place when a motorbike hit an auto-rickshaw, leaving nine people injured, said Masuk Ali, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.The injured were taken to a local hospital where two of them succumbed to death, he added.
Citation: Skull tower and skull rack offer evidence of Aztec human sacrifice in early Mexico City (2018, June 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-skull-tower-rack-evidence-aztec.html A team of researchers has uncovered what they describe as a skull rack—a basketball court length wall of skulls with poles passed through them—in Mexico City. Lizzie Wade, with ScienceMag, outlines the work being done by a team from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Science Mexico finds ‘main’ skull rack at Aztec temple complex More information: Lizzie Wade. Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital, Science (2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aau5404 Explore further Three years ago, the researchers uncovered what has been described as a skull tower—a circular tower built using skulls held together with mortar. The tower was found to be part of a trophy rack area that more recently, the researchers found, includes a skull rack.The skull rack was found to be approximately 35 meters in length and approximately five meters high. It once consisted of wood posts at either end with smaller posts spaced every few meters between them. Wooden poles stretched horizontally between the posts. It would have looked like a high wooden fence. But it was used instead to hold human skulls—each had holes bored on either side to allow for sliding them onto a pole, like beads on an abacus. The wood was decayed, of course, but evidence found at the site allowed the team to piece together the original structure, along with the skulls. The researchers note that such a rack was believed to exist due to writings by Spanish explorers—they called it the tzompantli.The researchers believe both the tower and rack were part of human sacrifice rituals, carried out to preserve the Aztec way of life. The dig site is located at Tenochtitlan, the center of an Aztec civilization, in a part of what is now modern Mexico City. The Mexica people lived there from approximately the 14th to the 16th centuries. When Spanish explorers arrived, they found the native people and their practices barbaric and knocked down many of their structures and covered over others. Credit: 1587 Aztec Manuscript, The Codex Tovar/Wikimedia Commons As the excavations have continued, the team has been finding clues regarding the makeup of the entire area, which is believed to have been a temple. They now believe that the skull tower has a twin nearby, but have yet to find it. They plan to continue excavating and to further study the skulls and other artifacts to learn more about the culture of the people who lived there, including those who were sacrificed.