Leigh Griffiths: Referee’s mistake cost us three points

first_img“It’s a penalty,” he said. “He’s asking me after it if he touched the ball and the ref’s asking me ‘Did he touch the ball?’“If he’s not touched the ball he’s got to give a penalty or book me for diving. I’m going to put the ball in the back of the net.“If you look back he’s caught me at waist height. He’s not touched the ball.“It’s a decision that’s done with now but it’s cost us three points in the end really.” Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has said that referee Bobby Madden cost his side three points against Rangers.The Glasgow rivals drew 1-1 at Celtic Park after Stuart Armstrong’s opener was cancelled out by Clint Hill’s late equaliser.However, after scoring the leveller, Rangers defender Hill challenged Griffiths for the ball in the box but Madden ruled that there was no foul.Griffiths was adamant he should have had a penalty and a chance to win the game from the spot. You can’t go back and give the penalty [after the ref has asked]. I think Bobby Madden’s the only one in the stadium who thinks it’s not a penalty.”The striker said that he would now have to put the incident out of his head and instead take solace from the fact that the club was another step closer to achieving their main objective for the season.“It’s over and done with now and I can’t keep going on about it and dwelling on that,” he said. “It’s another point gained and another point towards the title.“We’re still unbeaten. We’ll take the positives from today.”last_img read more

Do’s and Don’ts for Halloween Horror Nights 29

first_imgShare This!School is in session, the white clothes are packed away, the PSLs are out in force, and big bags of small quantities of candy are being pushed in grocery stores. Yes, it’s fall and time for HALLOWEEN. While the goblins, witches, and ghosts of your neighborhood are looking for candy, at Universal Orlando the undead, chainsaw maniacs, demonic creatures, and monsters are looking for YOU.Halloween Horror Nights 29, Universal’s hard-ticket Halloween event is open now and runs through November 2. In this guide will give you the DOs and DON’Ts for your trip to Halloween Horror Nights 29. Want a deeper dive? Read our two part series on this year’s event.Photo courtesy Inside UniversalDO Buy Tickets OnlineHalloween Horror Nights is a separate ticketed event at Universal Studios Florida. That means regular admission to the park is not accepted at HHN. Universal is willing to sell you full-price tickets at the park, but resist that urge. Save time and money by purchasing your ticket online.Tickets at the park require you to stand in line to purchase full-priced $119.99 plus tax tickets. Instead, purchase your tickets online before or the day of your visit. Visit the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando’s website to save up to $52 per ticket with prices starting at $67.99 plus tax. Those tickets can then be picked up at any Universal Orlando will call kiosk or your phone can be used for admission. Plus it saves you from standing in line!DON’T Spend All Day in the ParkHere at TouringPlans we always say: ARRIVE EARLY! Lines for attractions are short, the weather is more pleasant, and there are fewer guests. If you are pairing a day at the parks with HHN, or doing just HHN, consider taking a longer than normal mid-day break to rest and recuperate.Halloween Horror Nights starts at 6:30 p.m. nightly and guests flood the event by 8:30 p.m. The lines for the most popular houses will be over two hours long. If you spend a full day in the parks with a minimal or no break you will want to head back early. But by taking a break you will be rested and ready to tackle the houses during the last hour of the event, when those who spent all day in the park will have left.DO Review the MapAs theme park fans we scoff at maps. Pshaw, we do not need maps we have intuition! Guess what, Halloween Horror Nights throws that intuition away and uses it to scare you. The park uses new locations for their haunted houses along with designed “scare zones”, outdoor walk through experiences, to scare you. Review the map before your visit to know where the entrances and locations are for the haunts you want to see.DO Stay and ScreamWhat is better than being first into the park for Halloween Horror Nights? What about never having to leave the park. Stay and Scream keeps guests with a day and HHN admission in the park. Two locations are available for Stay and Scream: New York, for the houses in the front of the park, and Springfield, for the houses in the back of the park. To enter guests present their HHN pass to a Team Member then wait in the holding area until 5:50 – 6:00 p.m. when they are re-admitted to the park.DON’T Immediately Use Express PassEvery year during the first hour or two of the event we see it, guests walking up to the house with an under 30 minute wait only to immediately use their Express Pass, and it breaks our hearts. Be smart, and visit the houses with low waits early then use your Express Pass on houses after 8:00 p.m. At that time you will be reducing your wait the most on average.There is an option of “Last 3 Hours” or “After 10:00/11:00 p.m.” Express Passes, which can are half off, can be purchased anytime during the event night, are only activated the last three hours of the event, and grant the same access as a full price Express Pass. This option will save you money while also guaranteeing you access to all the houses in a night.Photo courtesy Inside UniversalDO Take a BreakHalloween Horror Nights is INTENSE. Between the loud noises, scare zones, special effects, and more it can wear down any theme park veteran. Just standing in line, seeing houses, and walking through scare zones will send even the biggest horror fan to the parking garage before 11:00 p.m. Instead take a break midway through the event.CityWalk offers several restaurants to escape. NBC Grill Brew has hundreds of TVs to see that night’s game along with several dozen beer choices and amazing apps. Cowfish splits the difference between sushi and burgers by offering gourmet versions of both. Antojitos focuses on Mexican street food in a contemporary atmosphere. Plus Toothsome, Margaritaville, Hard Rock, Bubba Gumps, and more offer sit down restaurants to relax at. Not thinking of dining? You can pick up a game of mini golf at Hollywood Drive-In Golf, see a movie at Cinemark Theaters, or experience the amazing Blue Man Group.Diagon Alley offers the ultimate escape, toning down the music and intensity while offering an amazing late night touring trip. The line for Gringotts will start to climb around 9:00 p.m., so make sure to ride that first, but the interactive wand stations, shops, and Knockturn Alley will remain quiet throughout the night.We cannot forget the other amazing attractions at Universal Studios Florida to take a break at. While Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is the most visible (and has the longest line) other attractions such as Transformers, Revenge of the Mummy, and Men in Black offer short to walk-on waits.DON’T Be a JerkI know, this seems basic but so many people forget this. All the bar staff, scare actors, operations staff, and guest relations are all Team Members in the end. Any poor behavior is amplified during Halloween Horror Nights and is unacceptable. Guests known to verbally or physically assault Team Members during the event have been arrested. This is not the time to show off to others or be aggressive. If you think you cannot handle the event without altercation then stay home. After all, just be cool man.What are your Do’s and Don’ts for Halloween Horror Nights? Leave them in the comments below.last_img read more

California ~ Sales and Use Tax: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Allowed to Remit Taxes by Means Other Than EFT

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportBefore January 1, 2022, a person issued a seller’s permit for a place of business that is a “dispensary,” as defined in the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, may remit California sales and use tax amounts due for retail sales at the dispensary by a means other than electronic funds transfer (EFT). During this period, a dispensary is not subject to the general requirement to remit amounts due by EFT if its estimated tax liability averages $10,000 or more per month.Ch. 811 (A.B. 821), Laws 2016, effective January 1, 2017last_img read more

Delhi Police unveil security plan for Commonwealth Games

first_imgDelhi Police on Monday unveiled its massive security plan for Commonwealth Games 2010, which includes deployment of heli-borne snipers and a four-layered protective cordon around the venues and Games Village.Announcing the security strategy, city Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal told reporters, “we are not only looking into the security aspects of the Games, each and every aspect of the city’s security will also be addressed.”We are working closely with several agencies connected with the Games. We assure you a safe and secure Commonwealth Games,” he said.According to the plan, the Games venues, Games Village, practice venues, parking lots and the Indira Gandhi International Airport will have a four-layered security cordon.Explaining aspects of the plan, Special Commissioner (Administration) Neeraj Kumar said the security at prominent Games-related venues will have “outer, middle, inner and exclusive” security zones.At the outer cordon, he said, the traffic will be stopped and access will be controlled. At the middle cordon, security personnel will channelise the spectators to their designated seats while in the inner cordon, the barcode reading of tickets will take place and the spectators’ photos captured.”There will be surveillance from the skies with the help of the Air Force. There will also be the deployment of heli-borne assault teams to thwart any attempts by terrorists,” Kumar said.last_img read more

Mustafizur Rahman left out of report on collision with Mahendra Singh Dhoni

first_imgIt’s debatable whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s collision with Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman was intentional or not. But the fact that on-field umpires Enamul Haque of Bangladesh and Rod Tucker of Australia didn’t even mention the bowler’s role in the official report submitted to the match referee Andy Pycroft raises eye-brows.It is clear that Rahman had no reason to cross over to the other side of the pitch in his follow through because neither was the ball played towards that side, nor the leftarm pacer was bowling round the wicket that he ran into Dhoni as the latter was completing the single.While it is wrong to think that having a Bangladesh umpire on the field helped the debutant’s case, it is learnt that only after India skipper Dhoni explained his version of the whole episode did the match referee go ahead and ask Rahman to explain his side of the story. And it was the bowler himself who accepted that he was also at fault for standing in the way of Dhoni and the return crease.Initially only Dhoni was summoned by the match referee after his collision with Rahman on Thursday night was reported by the on-field umpires. But Dhoni pleaded innocence and explained the whole situation to the match referee and said that it was a case of either banging into partner Suresh Raina or stopping in his track to see the Bangladesh team run him out because Rahman was clearly in line with him. At that moment, Dhoni tried his best to minimise the impact and that is why he had lifted his elbow and had no wrong intention.advertisementThis is when the referee saw sense in what Dhoni was saying in his defense and checked the video footages and decided to get Rahman’s interpretation of the whole scene. And it was Rahman himself who agreed that he was at fault and walked across in his follow through without being aware of his position. He pleaded guilty. In the end, Dhoni was fined 75 per cent of his match fee and Rahman 50 per cent.Explaining the decision, match referee Pycroft said: “Dhoni defended the charge on the basis that the bowler was on the wrong line and realising that he couldn’t avoid the collision, he used his hand and arm to push him away as he went through to ‘minimise the impact’.”However, my assessment was that Dhoni deliberately pushed and shouldered Mustafizur, which was inappropriate. Even if there was a narrow gap between the runner and the bowler, an experienced Dhoni should have tried to avoid the collision. Mustafizur admitted his guilt and accepted the proposed sanction.”last_img read more

Delhi BJP launches sports tournament in city

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) In a move aimed at connecting with youth in the national capital ahead of municipal polls, the Delhi BJP has launched a week-long sports tournament to be held across the city from February 26.The sports tournament titled “Khel Dilli Khel” will be held in all the 280 mandals of Delhi BJP which coincide with 272 wards of three municipal corporations scheduled to go for polls in April.Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari launched specially- decorated vehicles outside Dhyan Chand stadium to promote the tournament and enlist teams from 7 parliamentary constituencies in Delhi.”Being a sportsperson and artist, I feel the need to encourage sports and cultural activities both in the party as well as in the society as this helps bring people closer,” Tiwari said. The tournament will include kabaddi, kho kho, bodybuilding, football, basketball and volleyball matches.Winners will receive trophies and cash prizes of Rs 51,000. The runners up and second runners up will get Rs 21,000 and 11,000 in cash, said Delhi BJP media incharge Praveen Kapoor. PTI VIT KUNlast_img read more