ESPN’s College GameDay is basically being broadcast through a blizzard in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday morning.The ESPN College GameDay staff gets to go on some really cool trips, but we imagine they’re all less-than-thrilled with Saturday’s situation. College GameDay is currently being broadcast through a blizzard in Kalamazoo ahead of tonight’s Western Michigan vs. Buffalo matchup. Sam Ponder, in particular, is getting the worst of it out in the crowd.Fans though, showed up in droves. Some aren’t even wearing shirts – they’re crazy.Is this happening? Yes, this is happening!#RTBGameDay #rowtheboat #GetUpKalamazoo pic.twitter.com/2AOVP46mX9— WMU Football (@WMU_Football) November 19, 2016Sam Ponder having a tough morning out there pic.twitter.com/ICHDPuplgz— The Spun (@TheSpun) November 19, 2016Watching @CollegeGameDay is great. Watching @KirkHerbstreit preach the game in the snow is gold. Happy Holidays!❄️☃️ #collegegameday pic.twitter.com/ymznLVOAkr— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) November 19, 2016This is fine pic.twitter.com/E6gGUqsOIc— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 19, 2016College Gameday in the snow in Kalamazoo. Gotta love it! pic.twitter.com/bqcNDh7172— Chris Tunno (@TunesSTL) November 19, 2016Assuming both Michigan and Ohio State win on Saturday, the staff won’t be leaving that area of the country, either. It’s assumed GameDay will head to Columbus for the Buckeyes vs. the Wolverines next week.
Kolkata: Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee criticised the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for issuing a statement in the Parliament on Tuesday that a terror outfit based in Bangladesh is using some madrasas in the state as hubs.Both the ruling party and Opposition protested against the statement of the Centre in the Assembly on Wednesday. Speaking on the issue, Chatterjee said that the Centre has been indulging in divisive politics and it was an attempt to malign the image of Bengal. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”If the Centre attacks a particular community in this manner, it sends a wrong signal to the society. Painting all the people belonging to a particular community with the same brush is uncalled for. It maligns the tradition and heritage of Bengal, which accommodates people irrespective their caste, creed and religion,” Chatterjee said in the House. Meanwhile, Speaker of the Assembly Biman Bandyopadhyay urged the House to submit a proposal to him in this regard. In another development during the day, Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education minister Giasuddin Molla called for a meeting to examine the educational details and backgrounds of madrasas on July 10. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe development takes place a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that some madrasas in the state were preaching religious extremism and helping the terrorist organisations. According to sources, Molla will hold a meeting with his department officials, which would be more of a review meeting with the heads or representatives of all the madrasas in the state. The minister will reexamine the details of the madrasas, both government and private, as well as those heading them. He is also likely to check the background of the madrasas and the activities centering them. It may be mentioned here that the MHA, in its reply to a question in the Parliament on Tuesday, said that a terror outfit based in Bangladesh is using some madrasas in Burdwan and Murshidabad districts to radicalise and recruit local youths. The state government was also put on alert. Opposition leader in the Assembly Abdul Mannan said regarding MHA’s statement: “We condemn the statement. Many Hindus also study in madrasas. A community has been attacked. The government has given permission to the madrasas in the state. Blaming people belonging to a particular community is condemnable.” It may be mentioned here that the Khagragarh blast, which took place in Burdwan in 2014, shook the entire state and the Central agencies found the involvement of Jamaat-ul-Mujahiddeen Bangladesh (JMB) behind the blast.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it hopes to submit the proposed 20th Amendment to Parliament this month.JVP Parliamentarian, Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa said that the draft is almost complete and is likely to be presented to Parliament this month. The 20th Amendment looks to abolish the Executive Presidency. (Colombo Gazette)