As L.A. falls, Phoenix rises

first_img“Nothing slipped away when you lose a game like that,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “They played a 48-minute game and we played a 36-minute game.” Bryant scored 28 of his game-high 39 points in the first half, but missed nine of 10 shots in the fourth quarter. The Lakers scored only 10 points in the final period and shot 19 percent from the field. The Suns, emboldened by a third-quarter offensive turnaround, came into the final period trailing by three but then dominated all facets of the game. The Suns scored only 21points in the fourth quarter but got the job done by harassing Bryant on every possession and getting back to their run-and-gun offensive roots. “Tempo, tempo, tempo,” Lakers forward Lamar Odom said. “We can’t play at their tempo. We won’t get any good looks offensively and we had the ball shoved down our throats. It was like a football game where you see a team run it and run it and run it until they score, and that’s what they did.” Leandro Barbosa, who scored 26 points off the bench to lead the Suns, scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix a 79-77 lead, the Suns’ first lead since midway through the first period. The Suns wouldn’t trail again. The Lakers missed 13 of their first 15 shots in the fourth quarter and had their fate sealed when Bryant missed a 3-pointer with the Lakers trailing 93-87 in the final minute. Kwame Brown, expected to be a big factor in the series, didn’t fare well. Brown had fourpoints and seven rebounds in 27 minutes while Suns center Amare Stoudemire had 23points and 12 rebounds. Odom totaled 17 points and 16 rebounds, but no other Laker had more points than Luke Walton’s 10. “We were a lot more determined and focused, I think, in the first half,” Walton said. “I don’t know what it was (in the second half) but we just kept letting them run the ball out and offensively, our missed shots gave them a chance to run. We’re confident that we can play with these guys and get wins, but if we play like we did in the second half, it’s not going to happen.” As poorly as the second half went for the Lakers, the first two quarters couldn’t have been better. The Lakers kept the Suns’ offense in control and led 23-18 after one quarter. Bryant scored the Lakers’ final 15 points of the first half and did all the damage in an 11-2 run that gave the Lakers a 48-39 lead at the break. Then the third quarter began. The Lakers kept the lead – and built it to 12 points on Brown’s layup three minutes into the period – but the comeback seeds had already been planted by the Suns, who got the Lakers to play the type of up-tempo style that carried the Suns to 61 regular-season victories. Barbosa scored 10 of his team-high 26 points in the third quarter, including a 31-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to pull the Suns within three points heading into the final period. The Suns, who totaled just 39 points in the first half, outscored the Lakers 35-29 in the third quarter. Gone were the stagnant Suns, the ones who never found a rhythm in the first half. Also gone by the fourth quarter, at least figuratively, was Bryant, who disputed Jackson’s assertion that he ran out of gas. “I was fine,” Bryant said. “We didn’t execute like we did in that first half. So, as a consequence, my touches became a lot harder. When they were doubling and tripling me in the first half we did a good job of picking off the ball and I was able to catch it and operate. In the second half, we got away from that.” They also got away from their plan of making Steve Nash score, rather than set up teammates. It worked well in the first quarter as Nash had only one assist, but Nash finished with 20points and 10 assists. “I don’t know what you can attribute the offensive struggles to,” Nash said, “but that’s something I don’t think will be a factor very long. … We need to give (the Lakers) credit, because they played with a lot of energy, but it was good the way we were mentally, hung in there and relied on our defense.” The Lakers have now lost four consecutive playoff games, all to the Suns. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3611160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PHOENIX – The only thing more shocking than the collapse was what preceded it. After a season of strife, sixmonths of bickering and limping, poor defending and losing, the Lakers put it all together in the first half Sunday afternoon and put themselves within reach of a stunning victory. But then the Phoenix Suns – at least the version of them that is widely recognized – took the court. Suddenly, instead of a sputtering half-court offense, the Suns ran the floor with confidence, just when Kobe Bryant ran out of gas. The Lakers, expected to be a footnote to the Suns’ championship run, put up a fight but faded in a 95-87 loss in Game 1 of the first-round series in front of 18,422 at US Airways Center. last_img read more

Miss Donegal 2019 calling for applicants

first_imgThe Miss Donegal pageant has launched a search for candidates for the 2019 competition.Winners of the regional titles take on an important role: becoming an ambassador for the county and going on to compete for the Miss Ireland crown and the chance to travel to the Miss World international pageant.Buncrana model Lauren Mc Donagh was the first Donegal woman to wear the Ireland crown in almost two decades back in 2017. She was followed by Sophie Devlin from Letterkenny, who is the reigning Miss Donegal 2018. Rebekah Coyle won a wildcard place last year to compete as Miss Donegal North West. Now, it’s time for a new face to wear the crown.Miss Ireland scouts are looking for young women aged 17-27 in Donegal to apply for the competition.There are no height restrictions, but applicants must have a direct connection to Donegal.Miss Ireland is one of the world’s longest running beauty pageants. Established in 1947, it has been the launch pad for many well known, successful and empowering women in Ireland. The competition has not only been successful for the overall winners of the coveted crown but finalists also credit Miss Ireland in helping build their confidence, self esteem, interview and media skills all elements which they have gone on to use in their chosen professional careers.To apply for the Miss Donegal selection, visit the Facebook page and send a private message to the team: https://www.facebook.com/missirelanddonegal/Miss Donegal 2019 calling for applicants was last modified: April 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MIss Donegallast_img read more

E-manuals brighten South African classrooms

first_imgWith a tap, click or swipe across the screen children can access embedded videos, high quality photographs, maps, animations and pop-up boxes. A pupil shows how it is done. At the launch school children were ready to demonstrate how the technology works. Maramedia has adapted its printed manuals into colourful fully interactive digital manuals for tablet devices.(Images: Wilma den Hartigh) MEDIA CONTACTS • Daniella Hess   Grapevine Communications  +27 11 706 9600 RELATED ARTICLES • Digital drum boosts computer literacy • Education goes mobile with Vodacom • Mandela archive goes live • eBook focus at Cape Town Book Fair Wilma den HartighA South African publishing company has launched a new digital education tool that is transforming the classroom, inspiring a love for learning and improving academic performance by making education fun and interactive.Maramedia Publishing’s interactive digital manuals are a first for South Africa and are changing the way children experience education.The Johannesburg-based publishing company has until now produced printed manuals for children and teachers. The manuals, which comply with the Department of Basic Education’s curriculum policy statement, are a combination of textbooks, study guides and workbooks to supplement learning in the classroom.In keeping with modern technological trends, Maramedia has adapted their manuals into colourful fully interactive digital manuals (IDMs) for tablet devices.Advancing educationFormer South African president Nelson Mandela was once quoted saying that “education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”, and Maramedia’s digital offering introduces a new way to address Madiba’s wish for all South Africans to receive a good education.Speaking at the launch event at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia on Nelson Mandela International Day, Maramedia CEO Gideon van Niekerk said the interactive and multimedia component of the IDM devices has become an essential learning tool.“The devices inspire pupils to be more adventurous in their work, bringing learning to life,” van Niekerk says.Browsing a digital manual is visually similar to turning the pages of a book, but because these books are digital children use taps, clicks or swipes across the screen to access embedded videos, high quality photographs, maps, animations and pop-up boxes.Unlike traditional textbooks, the manuals have been designed in full colour, which helps children to retain more information.Maramedia’s digital content has also received the stamp of approval of Google SA’s new media specialist, Brett St Clair. “The Maramedia content is one of the most advanced rich media experiences I have seen on smart devices,” St Clair said. “At Google we are incredibly excited about this type of content.”Going digital and changing education trendsMaramedia’s director of research and development, Deon Kotzé, said although printed material continues to be an important learning tool, children of today need an active learning environment.Today’s children are constantly engaging with social media such as Twitter, Facebook and instant messaging, and bringing modern technology into the classroom can only enhance learning.“It can inspire children to become lifelong learners and not just be passive recipients of knowledge,” Kotzé says.The layout is highly visual and every topic has review questions at the end of each section to test pupils’ level of understanding. Class activities and worksheets are also included.The facts are brought to life with photo galleries, animated diagrams and pop-up boxes with additional information on just about every page.“Research shows that real comprehension takes place through visual representation and interaction with content,” explains Kotzé. “If you don’t engage pupils and make them participants, you lose them.”Van Niekerk says introducing technology into education is important. “In the past 20 years, the education sector in South Africa has seen the least improvement and advancement compared to other sectors such as mining, banking or industry,” he says.The nuts and boltsThe content of the digital manuals can be downloaded on Android- and Apple-enabled tablets, or obtained on pre-loaded external memory cards.A major benefit is that the IDM doesn’t require internet or WiFi access to view the content.“Not everyone has internet access,” van Niekerk says, but despite this offline functionality, many users can still access the Internet to explore beyond what is covered in class by doing additional searches for information.One of the perceived drawbacks of the new initiative is the cost of tablets, but according to Maramedia, even the most well-known tablet brands have become more affordable of late.Another option is for teachers to use the tablets to project content onto whiteboards or smart boards in the classroom, while children use printed workbooks.This is one way for resource-poor schools to benefit from the new technology, as the digital content is similar to that of printed manuals, and could also prove to be more cost effective than printed books. Pupils will have fewer books to carry, too.The content is current and tackles issues such as renewable energy, global warming and the tsunami in Japan – everything that pupils would have heard about in the news. The content has been compiled from many sources and is constantly updated in keeping with curriculum changes.Benefits for teachersThe manuals aren’t just about making learning fun for children. The interactive component offers teachers many explanations, animations and 3D graphics to explain abstract concepts.This means teachers can spend more time teaching as they no longer have to spend hours trawling through many different resources to add to their lesson plans.“They will have more time to devote to engaging with their pupils, moulding their knowledge and focusing on personal interaction,” Kotzé said at the launch.last_img read more

Play Your Part episode nine: Get involved

first_imgHere’s how you can get involved with the guests on Play Your Part episode nine.“Lebone” is Sesotho for “light”. Avril Snyman works at the non-profit organisation, Lebone Village, which helps to bring hope, dignity and support by providing holistic care to vulnerable children, youth, their families and people affected by poverty. Most of the children are orphaned through HIV and Aids. (Images: Play Your Part)Brand South Africa reporterYou can lend a hand to initiatives such as Lebone Village, which is featured on this week’s episode of the Play Your Part television series.This is number nine of the 26-episode series, hosted by musician Kabelo Mabalane. The episode that features Lebone Village is aired on Saturday, 4 November 2017.Here’s how you can get involved with the guests:Avril SnymanSnyman and her team run Lebone Village, outside Bloemfontein. There are five centres in the village, namely Lebone House, Lebone Agriculture, Lebone Skills Centre, Lebone Counselling and Lebone Edu-Centre. They each serve a specific purpose. Lebone Agriculture, for example, provides for the children’s and community’s food and nutritional needs through gardens and raising chickens for eggs.Contact details:Website: www.lebonevillage.comTwitter: @lebonevillageMatona Ntshona-SakupwanyaMatona Ntshona-SakupwanyaNtshona-Sakupwanya is the general manager of the communication and marketing department at The Innovation Hub. It is wholly owned by the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, and falls under the Gauteng provincial government. It offers a variety of incubation programmes and connects hi-tech entrepreneurs with industry professionals, academics and venture capitalists.Contact detailsWebsite: www.theinnovationhub.comTwitter: @InnovHub or FacebookLufefe NomjanaLufefe NomjanaNomjana, known as the Spinach King, started his business in 2011 with just R40. He made his first spinach bread at a neighbour’s house. Over the years he has scaled his business into a range of bakeries, eateries and a food delivery service.His products include spinach bread, spinach muffins and spinach smoothies.Contact detailsWebsite: www.spinachking.co.zaTwitter: @EspinacaInno or FacebookPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

The Startup Bus: Is This How Outsiders See Startup Culture?

first_imgLast week The Startup Bus announced some changes to their original plans, allowing for 40 spots on the bus, which could just be for mentors, investors and journalists on top of the 12 main participants. By more than doubling the number of people riding the bus, its uncertain if they will still be able to secure a motor coach with beds, something they had originally planned. Regardless of the amenities, however, sleeping on a bus doesn’t come easy, beds or no beds.Issues have risen from collaboration events in the past surrounding intellectual property; when a group of people come together on an idea, who’s to say who owns it? The Startup Bus is tackling this problem by having participants auction off ideas to the highest bidder at the end of the trip, an interesting solution to IP disputes. But enough about The Startup Bus, this article really isn’t about them. This isn’t meant to be critical of their experiment, or of the man in Australia, or any other startup “challenge” for that matter. In fact, The Startup Bus actually seems like a interesting experiment in entrepreneurship that could leave the participants with lessons they will carry with them into their futures. Additionally, these groups are providing a unique experience that can actually foster good ideas through collaboration of entrepreneurs, programmers and business people. The real question here is do these kinds of experiments ultimately benefit the overall startup community? Or do they give a false impression about the time, dedication and persistence that are required to start a successful company? Are people outside of the startup culture receiving the wrong impression about the seriousness and validity of startups? Granted, the conclusion of events like these marks only the beginning for a possible company or product, but does the haste in which these groups and ideas are thrown together speak to their overall quality? Eric Woodward of Nambu made his opinion on this matter clear Monday night in his Twitter status below. Tags:#events#start Related Posts chris cameron Is Woodward right to be critical of The Startup Bus? Or is he missing the broader point? I would argue that events like these do have a benefit, especially to those directly involved. The mentorship received by the participants at Startup Weekend is certainly enough to make it worthwhile, not to mention the potential created by having a large group of smart people all in one room. When smart people get together, good things happen. The Startup Bus could certainly replicate this experience, but the challenges of being on a bus will undoubtedly make things tricky.However, one could also argue that these benefits come at a price by creating a false sense of what starting a company requires, though I doubt any of these events or organizations are actually trying to belittle these ideals. I’ll be interested to see what kinds of ideas manage to be built and launched by the Startup Bus participants when the group arrives at SXSW in a few weeks. This issue is bound to draw strong opinions on both sides, and that’s not a bad thing. Please let us know how you feel about this issue in the comments below. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Monday evening I was made aware of a particularly interesting promotion that will be taking place over the course of two days before South by Southwest (SXSW). The event, or tour, is called The Startup Bus, and will challenge 12 participants to create as many tech startups as possible during a 48 hour bus ride from San Francisco to SXSW in Austin. The question this event raises in my head is whether these “beat-the-clock” entrepreneurship experiments are actually healthy for the broader startup culture.This event isn’t the first of its kind; in fact, it closely resembles the Startup Weekend event series, just on wheels and with fewer people. We also reported back in January on an Australian man who was attempting to create and launch a startup in a week with just $500. Going solo is a little different than collaborating with a large group of entrepreneurs with the guidance of experienced mentors, which has helped Startup Weekend produce several success stories from their events. It’s unclear whether The Startup Bus will host a similar makeup of entrepreneurs and mentors, but what is clear is that they will face many challenges on the road to Austin.The participants will be crammed into a crowded bus for two days – not an ideal environment for constructive thought, at least not after the first day or so. A few years ago I took a two day bus ride of similar length from Madison, Wisconsin to my home in Phoenix, Arizona. I can attest that being on a bus (even a nice bus) for that long is not the most pleasant experience. I could have flown home, but I thought that a two-day bus ride with friends would be fun, and it was, but it was also exhausting. Sleeping, at least for me, was near impossible, and the claustrophobic nature of being packed elbow-to-elbow with 40-60 people (people I would even consider close friends) does not leave your brain in a great state, let alone foster the kind of critical thinking required by great entrepreneurs. 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Cavaliers deal two, drop two as roster takes shape

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Richard Jefferson #34 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. AFPNew York, United States — The Cleveland Cavaliers trimmed their roster Saturday ahead of the upcoming NBA season, trading forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to Atlanta while releasing center Kendrick Perkins and guard Isaac Hamilton.The Hawks, who released Felder and Jefferson to save $3.8 million in combined salary, also received second-round picks in the 2019 and 2020 NBA Draft from Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Welcome, Matt Perkins, 32, helped Boston win the 2008 NBA crown and played in three pre-season contests for the Cavs. Hamilton had only been signed on Wednesday.The Cavaliers open the NBA’s 72nd season at home Tuesday against Boston. /cbb Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Atlanta sent the Cavaliers the draft rights to 22-year-old Greek forward Dimitrios Agravanis, who has played the past four years for Olympiacos of Greece, and Ukrainian guard Sergiy Gladyr, who has played the past two seasons for Monaco.The Cavaliers also sent the Hawks $3 million but will save $12.8 million in luxury tax payments by making the deal, ESPN reported.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“These situations and decisions are some of the toughest to be in and have to make,” said Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman. “Certainly, both RJ and Kay are two guys we also wanted to have with us this season.”Jefferson, 37, averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds last season in his 16th NBA campaign. Felder, 22, averaged 4.0 points and 1.4 assists in his first NBA season.last_img read more

Filipe Luis to decide future after Copa America

first_imgBrazil’s Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has said that he will decide his future after the Copa America amid interest from teams in Europe and Brazil.The left-back’s contract with Atletico expires on June 30 and in recent weeks he has been linked with Barcelona and Flamengo, among other clubs. The 33-year-old has also not ruled out remaining at Atletico, where he has spent eight of the past nine seasons, reports Xinhua news agency.”I have a chance to stay or leave,” Luis told a news conference here on Tuesday. “I know the doors are open (at Atletico). I already told the coaching staff that I will not say yes to any club before the Copa America ends. Any queries they have, they can speak to me directly.”I’m only going to tell you (journalists) where I’ll play when the Copa America is over.”When asked about the prospect of returning to a Brazilian club, Luis said: “I haven’t made a decision yet, but I would like to play again here and have this experience. Brazil loses out in some respects, but in others, it beats Europe. Which Brazilian kid doesn’t dream of winning the (Brazilian) Serie A?”Luis, who has long been an understudy to Marcelo in Brazil’s national team, is currently the first-choice left-back of Selecao boss Tite following the Real Madrid player’s recent struggles with form and fitness.Brazil will kick off the Copa America against Bolivia at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium on Friday. The five-time world champions will also meet Peru and Venezuela in Group A.advertisementAlso Read | Copa America: Neymar’s absence could be blessing in disguise for hosts BrazilAlso Read | Neymar wants controversial Santos-Barca transfer trial to be held in BarcelonaAlso Seelast_img read more

CRC incidence rates among young adults across Europe increasing by 6 every

first_imgThe highest increase in incidence was found in adults between 20-29 years of age. Therefore, identifying those young adults at high risk of CRC is essential to ensuring early diagnosis and optimal patient outcomes.” Related StoriesStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessaryNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskTraditionally considered a disease that affects people over the age of 50, CRC is the second most common cancer across Europe, with approximately 500,000 new cases every year and incidence rates higher in men than women. Studies have found that young-onset CRC is often more aggressive and more likely to be diagnosed at an advanced stage than CRC in older populations.“The cause for this upward trend is still unknown, although it may be related to increasingly sedentary lifestyles, obesity and poor diets, all of which are known colorectal cancer risk factors”, added Dr Vuik. “Increased awareness and further research to elucidate causes for this trend are needed and may help to set up screening strategies to prevent and detect these cancers at an early and curable stage.”Strong evidence supports that screening for CRC reduces incidence and mortality rates, although many CRC screening programmes in Europe commence at the ages of 50 and 55. Inequalities in the type of screening offered, as well as participation and detection rates, are currently present throughout the continent. Dr Vuik adds: Oct 23 2018Colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence rates across Europe in adults aged 20 to 39 years increased by 6% every year between 2008 and 2016, new research has shown. Data from 20 European national cancer registries was used to analyze trends in incidence rates of young adults with CRC across Europe over the last 25 years. For colon cancer, incidence rates increased by 1.5% per year between 1990-2008 and, more substantially, by 7.4% annually between 2008-2016. For rectal cancer, incidence rates increased by 1.8% per year from 1990-2016.In adults aged 40 to 49 years, overall CRC incidence rates increased by 1.4% every year from 2005.Presenting the research for the first time at UEG Week Vienna 2018, Dr Fanny Vuik explained: We are aware of investigations in the North American population that demonstrates that colorectal cancer is increasing in young adults. In Europe, however, information until now has been limited and it’s worrying to see the startling rates at which colorectal cancer is increasing in the young.” Source:https://www.ueg.eu/last_img read more

BJP MP writes to Delhi LG cites 54 cases of illegal mosques

first_imgBJP MP writes to Delhi LG, cites 54 cases of illegal mosques in West DelhiWest Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Varma said he personally conducted surveys of graveyards and land of Delhi urban shelter development board (DUSIB), gram sabha land, Delhi development authority (DDA), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and even the land under flood department of the Delhi government.advertisement Milan Sharma New DelhiJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 18:29 IST In his letter, the BJP MP has cited 54 instances of illegal mosques in West Delhi. (Representational photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBJP MP West Delhi has written to Delhi LG over cases of illegal mosques in his constituencyIn his letter to Delhi LG, the BJP MP cited 54 instances of illegal mosques in West DelhiParvesh Varma said he personally conducted surveys of graveyards and the land of DDA, MCD and othersIn a fresh letter to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, BJP MP West Delhi Parvesh Varma has submitted a list of mosques which have been built illegally in his constituency.In his letter, the BJP MP cited 54 instances of illegal mosques in West Delhi.Parvesh Varma said he personally conducted surveys of graveyards and the land of Delhi Urban Shelter Development Board (DUSIB), Gram Sabha land, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and even the land under flood department of the Delhi government.Parvesh Varma further stated that such land was meant for community centres, parks, dhalao ghars (concrete structures meant for the collection of garbage) and community toilets.MP Parvesh Varma submitted a comprehensive list of his own survey naming areas such as Narela, Sultanpuri, Bawana, Mangolpuri and even areas that fall in South Delhi constituency of RK Puram and Rohini in the North Delhi zone.Parvesh Varma further requested the Delhi LG to constitute a committee of district magistrates and heads of all the above mentioned departments to submit a status report by conducting their own survey in all constituencies of Delhi. He has requested the report be submitted in two months.Earlier in June, the Delhi minority commission had taken cognisance of the BJP MP’s letter and formed its own five-member fact finding team to survey the claims made by him.The committee members alleged that Parvesh Varma was not willing to meet them. “Since he got a list and raised the concern, he should share the narrative with us. The committee has also written to the MP. It has been 10 days. Even Manoj Tiwari did not responded to our communications,” Ovais Sultan, chairman of the fact finding committee under the Delhi minority commission, said.Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s office has said that they have not received any letter of correspondence in this regard.Sources say that the team visited several places that are on the list. “There are mosques that are as old as 200 years, built in 1702. Historically, this area used to be Muslim dominated one before the partition. After the displacement, the population got mixed up.”The fact finding team is likely to submit its report next week.Also Read | Muslims fear displacement from Jama Masjid area as Agra Metro project moves forwardAlso Read | Supreme Court rejects plea seeking women’s entry into mosquesAlso Watch | Muslim clerics slam Nusrat Jahan for visiting Iskcon temple For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow MosquesFollow West Delhi Nextlast_img read more