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Rain or Shine survives GlobalPort in heated duel

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding PVL: PetroGazz snaps losing skid, rallies past skidding BanKo Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments The Batang Pier staged a 7-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Nico Elorde with 22 seconds to go to cut the margin to four, 94-90, but they didn’t have enough time to complete their comeback.Reggie Johnson finished with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists to tow Rain or Shine while James Yap added 14 points.White led Globalport with 21 points and eight boards while Sean Anthony put up a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ GlobalPort big man Kelly Nabong and Rain or Shine guard Maverick Ahanmisi were then ejected at the 3:40 mark after getting into a scuffle that also saw Ryan Araña get ejected for entering the floor.With the victory, the Elasto Painters momentarily claimed solo top spot after improving to a 5-1 record while the Batang Pier fell to 3-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRain or Shine held an 84-79 lead more than 20 seconds prior to the scuffle and Tiu, who was initially told to get to the nearest hospital after getting elbowed in the face, sank a three-pointer that gave the Elasto Painters a 92-83 lead.“It was another hard-earned victory for us, and at least the players’ focus were still there after the scuffle,” said Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia. “Another nice thing about it was Chris was able to deliver when he came in. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine scraped past GlobalPort, 96-90, in a heated affair in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Crowd darling Chris Tiu was the first to receive the brunt of the physicality after his face got the sharp end of Malcolm White’s elbow midway through the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Speedway makeover?

first_img• Photo Galleries: 02/24: Stater Brothers 300 | Stater Brothers 300 2 | Race fans | California Speedway infield | Matt Kenseth makes the Walk of Fame | Nascar FONTANA – Watching cars drive on the freeway sometimes can be more exciting than watching NASCAR Nextel Cup stock cars circle the two-mile oval at California Speedway. “Nobody was complaining about that race,” she said. “It was so good, people forgot about it being boring.” It’s the nature of the beast, said Les Richter, who oversaw the construction of the track for Roger Penske 10 years ago. “We’ve had good ones and bad ones,” Richter said. Drivers seem to love the track. No one appears to want to see it changed. “It used to be that this is a one-lane track,” said NASCAR’s Brett Bodine, who is involved in creating the series’ Car of Tomorrow, which will replace the current Cup cars at Fontana next season. “Now, there’s three grooves, even a fourth.” Car owner Chip Ganassi cited NASCAR’s rules, which lead to down-force racing on mid-sized tracks such as Fontana. “I think the race track is all right,” he said. “It’s not the track. It’s the rules.” NASCAR actually is addressing that issue with the Car of Tomorrow. The spoiler on the current cars does not create down force; the front of the car does, Bodine said. The new car, with its rear wing, will create down force on the rear of the car. Bodine also said the sides of the Car of Tomorrow are being redesigned to create better side-by-side racing, too. Today’s cars need that bump draft to pick up speed because spoilers can’t do it, he said. “I think we’ll have a new life with the Car of Tomorrow,” Zucker said. “I think it will make it more interesting.” But she’s convinced racing is interesting now, too. “I think we have better than the average race track,” she said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! So when 43 cars line up for today’s Auto Club 500, the chances are that during crunch time – the race’s final 50 laps – passes for the lead will be few. Of the 14 Cup races held at the track, nine have had no passes for the lead in the final 50 laps, including the past three Auto Club 500s. “We haven’t seen as exciting racing as we have on some other tracks,” said three-time California Speedway race winner Jeff Gordon, who is on the pole for today’s 250-lap race. “I’m not sure why … I think because there is so much room here to race on, we don’t see many cautions and the cars get real spread out and sometimes that’s not going to be as exciting to the fans.” center_img There have been suggestions that the speedway blow up its track and install more banking like Las Vegas Motor Speedway or Miami-Homestead did to improve its racing. There is 14-degree banking in the turns at California Speedway. Las Vegas now has 24-degree banking and Homestead 20 degrees. “You need your head examined if you change this race track,” said Mark Martin, who is starting third and, like Gordon, has raced in every Cup event at the track. “There’s nothing to fix.” In the past, track president Gillian Zucker had admitted if it took tearing down the track to make it better, she would. But not anymore. “Why?” she asked. “It takes time for a track to mature. There are two, three grooves here. The drivers love it. There is no way we’re changing the track.” Gillian cited last year’s fall Sony HD 500, which had five lead changes in the final 12 laps and was won by Kasey Kahne with a pass with two laps to go. last_img read more

Run challenges kids to make fitness a goal

first_imgPASADENA – Hoping to reverse an “epidemic of obesity” among youngsters, state health officials on Friday announced the Kids Fitness Challenge, a 5K run/walk to be held April 8 at the Rose Bowl. An estimated 10,000 children from across Los Angeles County are expected to participate in the event, founded in 2003 as a regional 5K and 10K run in Warner Center. “The need for nutrition, the need for good exercise habits, the need for healthy lifestyles has never been more obvious,” Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard said during a news conference at the Rose Bowl. “We know what we need to do for the young people of our country, and that is to educate them, to motivate them and to give them the opportunity for healthy living.” Sandra Shewry, director of the state’s Department of Health Services, said the event will be a perfect way to mark Public Health Week, April 3-9. It’s important to exercise, she said, because “you can get fat and tired.” Teammate Katharine Pontrelli, 11, runs a strict regimen of three miles, three days a week. “I like sprints because it’s fun and you get a lot out of it,” she said. Teammate Jazzmyne Urquiza, 15, likes long distance runs of 10 miles to 13 miles. “Before I was on this team I was really lazy,” said Urquiza, a freshman at Verdugo Hills High School. “Then I joined, and I’m real active now and I enjoy doing sports.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 IF YOU GO The Kids Fitness Challenge 5K Run/Walk will be held April 8 at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Registration will open at 7 a.m. Register online at or at the event. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “It’s a reminder to all of us of the importance of public health,” she said. “While the achievements of public health are many, we’ve got a really big challenge in front of us.” She said the state is experiencing an “epidemic of obesity,” caused by poor diet and a lack of physical activity. Nearly 74 percent of California children ages 9-11 are unfit, and roughly 40 percent are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight, officials said. Just 40 percent participate in an hour of physical activity a day – the minimum target for children. “If we don’t switch these trends the kids today are going to live shorter lives than their parents,” Shewry said. “That’s just wrong.” Lucina Asatryan, a sixth-grader at Mount Gleason Middle School in Tujunga, and more than 100 other members of the Mount Gleason Runners plan to participate in the Fitness Challenge – after they run in the 21st L.A. Marathon on March 19. last_img read more

Chick audit of LAUSD backed

first_img VICA President Bob Scott said Chick has proven her office’s objectivity and independence with previous audits of city agencies. “The public deserves an audit done by an objective outside agency and VICA is convinced that the city controller’s would be able to generate the most reliable information,” Scott said. Scott said he hoped an audit would examine the entire district as well as the performance and treatment of charter schools, small learning communities and other programs. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pressure on Los Angeles school officials to hire Controller Laura Chick to audit the district intensified Tuesday as the City Council weighed whether to support the move and a San Fernando Valley business group called for a thorough review. Councilwoman Wendy Greuel introduced a motion calling on Los Angeles Unified School District to invite Chick to conduct the audit to review the organization’s operations and find efficiencies. The action is needed because Chick has no authority to audit any LAUSD operations and must be asked to conduct such a review. While school officials have said they welcome working with Chick, they have questioned whether her audit is needed because several audits already have been conducted and others are planned. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake As part of its agreement with United Teachers of Los Angeles, the district has agreed to conduct an audit of its administrative operations. District officials said that cost was estimated at $200,000. Chick has estimated her audit would cost $800,000. Greuel’s proposal is scheduled to be considered by the full council next week. Meanwhile, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association called on the LAUSD to hire Chick. “Poor graduation rates and the LAUSD’s inability to accurately account and take responsibility for dropout rates have sparked the ire and angst of VICA,” the organization said in a statement. last_img read more

Psychology festival looks to inspire transformation

first_imgTalks on money, relationships and self-coaching are on this year’s Festival’s agenda. (Image: Youtube, Cadarn Learning Portal)The South African College of Applied Psychology (Sacap), an independent facility, is on a quest to inspire transformation with this year’s annual Psychology Festival of Learning.Taking place at its Johannesburg campus on 19 and 20 May and at Cape Town campus on 26 and 27 May, the festival’s theme is “Inspiring Transformation”.The event centres on the success stories and ideas that have inspired, and are still inspiring, transformation in our communities, families and workplaces.Lance Katz, Sacap’s CEO, said the festival would look at where transformation needed to take place. “Through the Festival of Learning we don’t just want to share stories about transformation, we want to inspire South Africans to identify where transformation and change is needed and to be part of the transformation process.”Relationships and self-coachingThe festival will have over 50 guest speakers and offers a wide range of one-hour talks.In Johannesburg, topics on money, relationships and addiction will be covered; the Cape Town leg will offer talks on self-coaching, storytelling and art psychotherapy.In 2015, the festival introduced a short talk segment and this year will be no different. In both cities, these short talks will look at addiction recovery, changing higher education through social entrepreneurship and even transforming divorce.Click for the full programme.One of the talks to look out for takes place in Johannesburg: child development expert Luke Lamprecht hosts a session titled “Lessons from a boxing gym in Hillbrow”.Fight with InsightFor a decade, Fight with Insight, Lamprecht’s non-profit initiative, has been helping vulnerable youth through boxing. Though it mostly attracts boys, it is open and accommodating of girls too.“Right now, there’s a bunch of Johannesburg inner-city youth, growing up in all the toughness of Hillbrow and its surrounds,” said Lamprecht. “And as you might expect, they have trauma and violence woven into the fabric of their young lives.“But they have something else too. These kids happen to have coping skills that many stressed executives would admire. And they have a sense of purpose that many talented but distracted people would love to have. And they have the unrelenting focus on their physical fitness and health that many of us would like to find. These kids also have a unique confidence they can play the rough cards that have been dealt to them in a different way.”According to Lamprecht, Fight with Insight is not just a boxing programme; it’s a metaphor for life. It offers these children opportunities to develop a different way of being that their poverty-stricken, inner-city circumstances do not provide.“It is the very nature of the sport that provides the greatest benefit to the children who are traumatised,” he said. “It is well known that trauma affects us physically and emotionally. On a physiological level, trauma activates the amygdala and prevents experiences moving into the hippocampus. The result is hyper-vigilant children who struggle to learn, to focus and be calm. When you are traumatised it is hard to think, as the fight-or-flight survival mechanism is activated. Combat sports mimic their real environment, where fight-or-flight is turned on and you are under threat.”But the environment in his programme was strictly controlled and safe. It allowed you to bring yourself into your body and be present so that you were not overwhelmed by feelings in a situation where a behavioural reaction would occur.“You learn to be in that state, recognise it and still think, plan and choose the best course of action. Boxing actually helps when the threat of violence and the stress that it causes needs to be generalised in your everyday life. Boxing is also a highly aerobic activity which releases stress through a cascade of good hormones that reduce cortisol and cytokine levels.”Tickets for the Psychology Festival of Learning are available through the festival website.last_img read more

Time for some “defensive driving” with cattle production

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John Grimes, Ohio State University Extension Beef CoordinatorThe term “defensive driving” may seem like an odd choice of words to start an article about beef cattle. Stay with me on this one. When I think about defensive driving, I think about watching out for factors such as the surrounding traffic, weather conditions, time of day, driver fatigue, etc. and how they may affect your ability to travel safely from point A to point B. How does this concept relate to beef cattle production?As we are in the midst of changing both weather and production seasons, now is the time to be analyzing your animals and the environmental conditions around them to make important management decisions that can impact your operation for the short- and long-term. Most of you are painfully aware that the beef herd has faced many challenges through the winter of 2018-2019. As we move into spring with green grass and warmer temperatures, do not get lulled into a false sense of security that any problems we have been experiencing are going to magically disappear.We fully realize the current situation. We have experienced months of cold, wet conditions that have resulted in excessive amounts of mud. Unless you have had a laboratory analysis of the forages fed your herd through the winter, we have to assume that forage quality of hay supplies is sub-par. Excessive moisture in the spring and early summer of 2018 simply did not allow for the timely harvest of forages to generate high quality feed. Based on my observations and conversations I have had with producers, veterinarians, and other industry representatives, the weather and feed quality has resulted in large numbers of cows in thin body condition and significant health issues in baby calves.A large portion of this year’s spring calf crop is on the ground and the remainder will be soon delivered. Most cows are in late gestation or the early stages of lactation. Once calving season is complete, the cows must be in body condition score 5-6 (on a 9-point scale) to achieve acceptable conception rates and deliver a healthy calf next year. All of this sounds like business as usual. I fear that the current environment and animal status will make it extremely difficult to achieve conception rates of 90% or higher.Changing seasons does not automatically improve the situation. Much like producers, cows have grown tired of seeing marginal hay and excessive mud over the past several months. All parties are anxious to see green grass and more solid footing. Early season grass growth may be high in quality but it will be difficult for cows to consume enough nutrients as lush pasture is low in dry matter. Keep in mind that many pastures have been damaged due to animal traffic through the winter. The high moisture content of young grasses and potentially thinner stands will make it nearly impossible for typical stocking rates to meet their nutritional needs.Producers should honestly evaluate animal body condition and current feed resources to take appropriate action to minimize long-term production issues. Maintain cows in sacrifice areas or in dry-lot situations as long as possible to avoid over-grazing early season pastures. Unless you have a supply of grass-legume mixed hay that is at least 10% crude protein and Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN) of 55% to 60%, be prepared to do some type of grain and/or protein supplementation. Do not ignore the benefits of feeding a high quality, well-balanced mineral as well.A 1,200-pound lactating beef cow needs 3 pounds of protein and 17.6 pounds of TDN. Under good environmental conditions, she can eat 2.5 percent of her body weight as dry feed or 30 pounds. If the diet contains 10 percent protein and 58 percent TDN, the cow eats 3 pounds of protein and 17.4 pounds of TDN, almost exactly what she needs. Bigger cows will obviously require more nutrients. A 1,400-pound lactating beef cow needs 3.5 pounds of protein and 20.5 pounds of TDN.last_img read more

How To Work Better with Your Co-Founder

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#A-team#Analysis#start#StartUp 101#startups This is one of the reasons that it’s so important to have a good co-founder. Although you certainly can make the case for a single-person startup, it’s so much easier to have a co-founder and we’ve covered in the past tips on finding a good one. In this post, I’ll focus on a few keys to helping co-founders work together to build a better product. A quick note, while I primarily talk about co-founders, the same principals should also be applied to interacting with all early employees as you really are partners on the mission to build a great product. Use Solid Agile Process for Estimating Development Timeline Almost every software engineer I’ve ever worked with is irrational in how fast they believe they can build software. While the optimism is a great trait in many ways, it can be a huge cause of frustration between co-founders when the technology takes longer to develop than originally estimated. It also can cause problems when critical deadlines or scheduled opportunities are missed. At my last startup we eventually started using a process called “scrum,” which is basically a framework for managing agile engineering projects. Obviously, you need to figure out what process works for you. However, one of the great things about scrum is that you are always estimating forward the amount of work remaining in a given task. In other words, say you have a widget that you think will take three days to build. At the end of the first day you would have two days left to meet the deadline. In scrum, however, after the first day you would say, “How much time do I think it will take to finish this widget?” If new complexities have become obvious and it will actually take four days, that is fine. Over time you begin to have a sense of the average decrease in estimates (called “velocity”), which allows everyone to accurately project deadlines from what often are very optimistic estimates. I’m a huge fan of scrum and would encourage any startup to explore it. One fast way to explore its principals is to check out the hour-long video below from Ken Schwaber (the de facto grandfather of scrum) at Google where he reviews all the key principals. Never Minimize the Value of Your Co-Founder A few years ago at SxSW, Jason Fried gave a presentation on “Stuff We’ve Learned at 37 Signals.” This is a talk that has really stuck with me over the years. One of Jason’s 14 lessons was to “watch out for red flags,” which he defined as words or phrases causing problems in communications. Specifically, try to avoid the following words: need, can’t easy, only, fast. These end up being words that often minimize the value of a partner’s work. So for example, don’t say, “It must be easy to add those two features fast .” I should also point out that a technical co-founder shouldn’t do the same thing and say, “It must be easy to get more users fast.” Clarify What You’re Building Up Front In my last post, I touched on five tools to improve your idea upfront. An overarching point is to figure out what people want right up front and then build that. The techniques discussed in that post also eliminate a related problem: a lack of clarity between founders about what they are actually building. You want to tap into the creativity of everyone on the team, and miscommunications about what you’re building can minimize a partner’s ability to contribute and also lead to frustrations later when misunderstandings are discovered.As a serial entrepreneur, I love startups and want everyone to succeed. Hopefully the tips above will make it easier for you and your co-founders to build a great product. Let me know in the comments below other techniques you’ve come up with to work together. Working Together Lead Image from lumaxart Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It’s not easy to build a great Web application. While open-source tools, readily available APIs, social platforms and cloud hosting providers have made it easier in many ways, being a Web entrepreneur is still not for the faint of heart. It’s challenging to design, build and deploy software. It’s also challenging to attract and retain a loyal community of customers and users. sean ammirati A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Driving Less

first_imgRarely a day goes by that I don’t hear people complaining about how much money they’re spending on gasoline. Indeed, filling up costs three times what it did just a couple years ago; it’s understandable that people are upset.So how can we reduce our costs of getting around? This week, I’ll address the best strategy—driving less. Next week, we’ll look at how to get better mileage from our cars.Some recommendations:Telecommute. I’m fortunate in my job that I’m able to work from home two days a week. Those are two days that I’m not driving that 14-mile roundtrip. Clearly this “telecommuting” isn’t an option for most workers, but think about whether your job could be done from home. If it’s even remotely practical, talk to your supervisor and explain how working from home a few days a week may boost your productivity.Find entertainment near home. Stay close to home instead of going out. Spend time at home with family, and visit close neighbors who are within walking or bicycling distance.Combine trips. When you need to drive your car, do a little advance planning to figure out how you can satisfy multiple needs on the same trip. Do your grocery shopping on your way home from work, rather than making a special trip into town. Aggregate your errands; instead of driving into town to pick up that can of paint, start a list and wait until your have three or four errands to run. Building contractors who drive to the jobsite can do the same; don’t make a separate trip for every item needed at the building supply center.Shop from home. A recent article in the New York Times reported that online sales are rising fast, while in-store sales are dropping. In the first quarter of this year, for example, online sales at the Gap jumped 21%, while store sales fell 11%; consumers are willing to trade the $10 shipping charge for the $30 in gasoline to get to the mall. By the same token, order your rental movies online through Netflix instead of driving to the video store. When you must drive, patronize nearby (locally owned) businesses.Ride a bicycle. If the weather’s all right and you don’t need to go too far, consider a bicycle. I pedal the seven miles to work whenever the weather’s good for biking and I can afford the extra 20 minutes each way. I’m not hardcore about it; I bike when it’s easy. When I do ride into work, though, I find an extra bonus: it’s one of the only times when I have my thoughts to myself—no phone calls, no radio, no talking. The ride gives my mind a chance to wander, and that’s a good thing. It doesn’t hurt that I also get some exercise!Walk, don’t drive. When I’m at my office in town and need to go downtown for lunch or to run an errand, I try to leave enough time to walk. If you’re in reasonably good shape, walking a mile should take 15 or 20 minutes. During a workday, the fresh air will do you good. Walking will also benefit your kids—though, of course, safety along roads is also a consideration.Take the bus. Unfortunately, this is a classic Catch-22. In a place like Vermont, taking public transit often doesn’t make sense because the buses aren’t frequent enough to be convenient. But the frequency of buses won’t improve until demand increases—until more people take the bus. There isn’t an easy solution to this quandary; it often helps to subsidize bus fares or even make busses free to build ridership, but then the riders may not cover the costs of operating the busses. Around here, bus services are being cut back because of rising fuel costs.Carpool or share rides. If you can share rides to work with a neighbor, alternating the driving, you can halve your commuting energy use. That’s equivalent to dropping the price of gasoline back to $2 per gallon. Not bad! Park-and-ride locations make ride-sharing easier by providing designated places to park and leave a car; we need more of these in the Brattleboro area. Sure, ride sharing is a hassle; you have to coordinate your schedule with someone else’s; your flexibility drops. But as gasoline prices rise, that inconvenience is more and more acceptable.last_img read more

DIY Light Leak Effect for Photographers

first_imgCheck out this tutorial for creating a cool light leak/haze effect for your still photography – super fast and ridiculously cheap!We’re fans of the crew over at  They’re always posting great tips and tricks on photography techniques and DIY projects (see a few past DIYPhotography posts we’ve shared here and here).They recently shared a Reddit post by professional photographer James David McGrady, that showcases a super easy way to give your still photographs a vintage light leak effect (a style that’s totally en vogue right now).  Utilizing nothing more than a marker and plastic sandwich baggie, you can give your photos a unique haze look in-camera.Of course, you can create similar photo light leak effects in post editing (through Photoshop or another photo editing application), but this cool DIY project creates a uniquley organic look that may be worth experimenting with!Check out the full photo light leak project instructions at or the original Reddit post.last_img read more

Army Intelligence grapples with doping in recruitment rally in Alwar

first_imgThe Military Intelligence (MI) recovered large number of drugs at the ongoing recruitment rally at Alwar on Sunday but failed to act as the “army has no procedure or expertise to check doping”.    To make situation worse the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) refused to interfere saying that the recruitment in the army was not under their jurisdiction.Despite the fact that the candidates at the recruitment rallies were resorting to doping and also submitting forged documents at the recruitment rally in Alwar, the officers tried to underplay the irregularities and cited ill-equipment as the primary reason. Defence PRO Colonel SD Goswami confirmed that the MI recovered drugs including antibiotics, whiteners, cough syrups that contained alcohol contents, vitamin capsules and drugs that gave kick near the Indira Gandhi stadium boundary walls where the rally was being conducted since October 3. The rally, being organised by the army headquarters, would continue till October 13.   The army officers immediately informed the local police and the anti-doping agency for action. However, the candidates who had used them couldn’t be tracked. Even as a frisking was done on several candidates, nothing much was recovered. In view of the large number of candidates – around 7000 – the army didn’t find it possible to even frisk the candidates to check doping.Army’s additional director general (recruitment) Major General Kanwaljit Singh who visited Alwar’s recruitment rally on Monday said the NADA contacted by the recruitment officers too expressed its inability to extend a helping hand in the matter as it was not a sporting event. “Though initially NADA authorities agreed to the army’s request for a random check for doping they went back on their assurance saying that army recruitment was beyond their jurisdiction,” pointed out Singh.  Evidence suggested that drugs were also got injected by some aspirants, he revealed. It was not only the doping that remained unchecked. MI team recovered 50 bogus seals and 51 stamp- pads used in getting their documents attested by the aspirants. Goswami said that the army had registered an FIR with the local police for action into the bogus seals used in attesting the documents.Sources said that as the recruitment officers did not pursue the forgery incidents police found it convenient to hush them up. Alarmed by the development Brig. S.K. Sharma, deputy director, recruitment Zone (Rajasthan) rushed to Alwar on Monday. Significantly, of the entire recruitments from Rajasthan 40 per cent were from Alwar during the past three years, sources pointed out.advertisementlast_img read more