New Delhi: Akash Mishra’s perfectly-placed header earned India a well-fought 1-1 draw against Bulgaria in the last match of the group phase in the Granatkin Memorial Tournament at the Petrrovsky Stadium on Sunday.India finished the group matches with one point from three games. They will now play two play-off to decide the final standings.Coach Floyd Pinto gave Sumit Rathi his first start of the tournament replacing Jitendra Singh as the central defender, besides bringing Sanjeev Stalin back to the starting 11 once again after the first game at the expense of Vikram Partap Singh.India could not have expected to concede an own goal so early but Muhammed Rafi’s mistimed clearance went inside giving the European outfit a surprising lead in the seventh minute.India tried to build up the game from the midfield, but the resilient Bulgarian defenders averted every danger that came their way.Bulgaria pushed India further trying to increase the lead but Detelinov’s side-footer missed the target by a whisker in the 33th minute. At the stroke of the first half, Bulgaria could have breached Prabhsukhan Gill again but Filip’s shot flew over the crossbar.Five minutes to the final whistle, Harmanpreet, on a counter-attacking move, burst into a sprint but finally, jammed the ball into Viktor’s gloves to let the opportunity go. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWS
Sen. Shayan Kohanteb’s (far right) proposal to allow senators to endorse specific candidates in the next USG election was voted down at Tuesday’s meeting. (Krystal Gallegos | Daily Trojan)The Undergraduate Student Government voted Tuesday to approve next semester’s elections code. Senators will be required to remain neutral on candidates running for open positions, and an amendment proposed prohibiting all USG members from endorsing candidates failed to pass.Sen. Shayan Kohanteb first proposed an amendment that would have allowed senators to endorse candidates in the next USG election. Kohanteb argued that senators lend a valuable perspective to USG elections since they know the inner workings of the Senate better than anyone else. Sen. Michaela Murphy was the first to raise issue with Kohanteb’s amendment, arguing that allowing senators to endorse candidates would contribute to nepotism within the Senate. She said that favoritism has been a problem in the past. “USG reached a point not many years ago where internal nepotism … had seemed to spiral so out of control that a [School of Cinematic Arts] student literally made a documentary about internal nepotism in the organization and how it impacts USG elections,” Murphy said.Several people from the Senate and gallery expressed concern that senate aides have an unfair advantage if senators are permitted to endorse candidates.Last year was the first year USG broke precedent, allowing senators to endorse candidates in an informal agreement among sitting senators. Sophomore Truman Fritz, USG’s associate director for marketing, said that this may have produced a fairer election than those in past years.“There were six senate aids last year who were elected — there were also three who weren’t,” Fritz said. “I would like to argue that that was because of their platforms and not because they were senate aides.” He also said that experience within USG is not a necessary prerequisite for holding office as a senator, as long as the candidate can properly represent the student body.Sen. Max Geschwind claimed that senate endorsements could actually increase voter turnout.“I think we should have faith that students will vote intelligently,” Geschwind said. “We shouldn’t think that just because a certain senator adds their name to a particular candidate … [students] won’t blindly vote.”After confirming the elections code, the Senate unanimously voted to confirm an amendment to USG’s diversity fund, which would allow for the creation of an oversight board democratically elected by USG’s cultural assemblies. There will now be a process for individuals or organizations to apply for access to the diversity fund through the new oversight board. Murphy and former USG director of community affairs Mai Mizuno authored the amendment and Senators Manda Bwevervu and Meagan Lane co-sponsored it.Before the amendment was passed, the executive board of USG decided who would receive access to the diversity fund and there was no formal application process, according to Murphy.“If we use the belief system that … where we put our money is a reflection of our values, then that is a very strong statement to make to the USC administration to say that what we value is diversity-based initiatives,” Murphy said at a USG meeting about the diversity fund in October.
Syracuse men’s lacrosse released its 2019 schedule on Friday, featuring eight ranked opponents.No. 11 Syracuse, which won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title last year, starts the season Feb. 8 against Colgate in the Carrier Dome. Two more games against in-state opponents — No. 15 Albany and Army — round out the month of February.Conference play begins on Mar. 2 when No. 8 Virginia visits the Orange. Matchups against No. 9 John’s Hopkins and No. 12 Rutgers come before No. 2 Duke finishes out SU’s seven-game home stand to start the season.The Orange will be on the road in four of their last five, traveling to No. 6 Notre Dame, Hobart, No. 16 North Carolina and Navy. No. 5 Cornell visits SU in the middle of that stretch.Syracuse’s full schedule (conference games bold) can be found below.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColgate – Friday, Feb. 8No. 15 Albany – Saturday, Feb. 16Army – Sunday, Feb. 24No. 8 Virginia – Saturday, March 2No. 9 John’s Hopkins – Saturday, March 9No. 12 Rutgers – Saturday, March 16No. 2 Duke – Sunday, March 24at No. 6 Notre Dame – Saturday, March 30at Hobart – Tuesday, April 2No. 5 Cornell – Tuesday, April 9at No. 16 North Carolina – Saturday, April 13at Navy – Saturday, April 20 Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm Contact Andrew: email@example.com | @A_E_Graham Comments