Supreme Court notice to Centre, states on plea to make sports part of fundamental right

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Centre, state governments, and Union Territories on a PIL seeking directions to make sports a part of the Fundamental Rights as well as the promotion of sports education in the country.A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao sought a response within four weeks on the Public Interest Litigation filed by a law student.Kanishka Pandey approached the top court seeking direction to the government “not to make any discrimination between the education and sports” and to treat sports as part and parcel of sports curriculum.Advocate Rajeev Dubey, counsel appearing for Pandey, contended that the government and various stakeholders evolve a sporting culture in the country.The government has to strive for promotion of sports education, sports values and sports culture as part of education, Dubey said.The PIL said that sports should be included among academics from “nursery to post-graduate level and to fundamental right to education.””Sports should be included in the curriculum from nursery to secondary level and education with sports subject should be imparted to the child from the very beginning of education. Children’s talent and sports aptitude should be tested from the elementary school days itself so that the talent of a child can be improved and developed through training and education,” said the PIL.There should be a compulsory provision for sports in the school budget which should be utilized for sports activity only. Also, there should be one post of sports secretary in students unions, it added.”Issue direction to constitute a high-level committee of parliamentarians, academicians, and sportspersons to make appropriate suggestions to amendment in the Constitution of India to include sports as a Fundamental Right in Part III, especially in Article 21A of the Constitution of India,” stated the plea. IANSlast_img read more

CORRECTS Haskell winner

first_img Associated Press July 19, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditStations: Please note that the most recent version of Sports Right Now includes a significant correction; the winner of yesterday’s Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park was Authentic, not Dr. Post.center_img CORRECTS Haskell winnerlast_img

Betfred scores Vitality Netball World Cup sponsorship deal

first_img Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 UK bookmaker Betfred has confirmed that it has been chosen as the new primary sponsor for the upcoming Vitality Netball World Cup, which is set to take place in Liverpool next month.The high-profile partnership for Betfred marks the operator’s continued growth to its sports sponsorship network, with the Vitality Netball World Cup already reporting that its ticket sales recently surpassed 95,000.Speaking about the new partnership, Betfred boss Fred Done celebrated the opportunity. He commented: “I am absolutely delighted to add the Betfred name to the 2019 Netball World Cup, especially with the entire tournament being held in the North West.”The event will bring together 16 of the world’s most highly ranked teams, including the England Roses and comes at a crucial time for the development of both netball and women’s sport across the UK.Event Director Lindsay Impett added: “We’re delighted to welcome such a well-recognised name on board ahead of this July. This news shows how netball as a sport is going from strength to strength, attracting new and exciting partnerships such as this one with Betfred. Hopefully with their support we will continue to raise netball’s profile.”Betfred also recently unveiled as the primary sponsor of Super League, in what the league descried as its ‘biggest commercial deal ever’.As part of the two-year extension, Betfred will continue as the lead sponsor of the Super League until the end of season 2021, extending a partnership it has maintained since 2017. Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Share Related Articles Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

VIDEO: CAF clears St. Mary’s Stadium for continental games

first_imgVIDEO: The continental soccer governing body CAF has approved St Mary’s stadium in Kitende to start hosting international matches.The stadium will be used as a home ground for Vipers Sports Club. Vipers next play South African club Platinum Stars this month. Share on: WhatsApplast_img

WDFW Plans Additional Razor Clam Digs at Mocrocks

first_imgMay 7, Thursday; 9:30 a.m., -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin HarborsMay 8, Friday; 10:14 a.m., -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMay 9, Saturday; 11:03 a.m., -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMay 10, Sunday; 11:58 a.m., -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Facebook135Tweet0Pin0 May 15, Friday; 4:58 a.m., -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMay 16, Saturday; 5:50 a.m., -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMay 17, Sunday; 6:38 a.m., -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Submitted by  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Razor clam diggers will have another beach to consider in May, thanks to a decision today by state shellfish managers to add Mocrocks to the list of tentatively scheduled openings.Updated harvest estimates for Mocrocks show that beach has sufficient clams to support additional digs, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).“We have reviewed our harvest levels to date and are excited to offer additional dates to round out a great razor clam season at Mocrocks,” Ayres said.Final approval on upcoming digs will be announced after marine-toxin test results confirm the clams are safe to eat. For additional information about upcoming razor clam digs, see WDFW’s website.Proposed digs are tentatively scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides (newly added digs are in bold):May 2, Saturday; 6:23 a.m., 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMay 3, Sunday; 6:59 a.m., -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks May 22, Friday; 10:18 a.m., -0.8 feet; MocrocksMay 23, Saturday; 11:03 a.m., -0.2 feet; MocrocksMay 24, Sunday; 11:51 a.m., 0.3 feet; MocrocksUnder state law, diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2015-16 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at and from license vendors around the state.last_img read more