Assistant Director of International Student Admissions &ProgramsJob ID: 225340Location: Statesboro, GeorgiaFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularAbout UsJoin Our Team at Georgia Southern!Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrantcampuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving thecommunities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000students in associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral leveldegree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town,the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach orsupporting our military service members and their families, GeorgiaSouthern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in anexciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal andprofessional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted toacademic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 otherGeorgia companies or institutions, as one of America’s Best MidsizeEmployers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about servingour region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars,leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and theworld.Department Information0717100 – Office of International Student Admissions &ProgramsJob SummaryThe Assistant Director provides leadership to the Office ofInternational Student Admissions and Programs (ISAP) as the PrimaryDesignated School Official (PDSO) for Georgia Southern, ensuringStudent and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) compliance.Based on the Statesboro campus, the Assistant Director guides inthe analysis, interpretation and implementation of state andfederal policies related to F-1 international students, supervisingInternational Student Advisors on the Statesboro and Savannahcampuses. This position also serves as the primary departmentliaison to the College of Graduate Studies, international graduatestudent prospects and newly admitted graduate students.ResponsibilitiesPerform related duties as assigned to support the mission ofthe UniversityPlans, develops and conducts programs and workshops to supportinternational student success.Serves as the liaison for international graduate prospects andnewly admitted graduate students and for issues related to healthinsurance and taxes for all international students.Serves as a primary international student advocate/resource onfor the Statesboro and Savannah campuses.Maintain the university’s compliance with visa regulations.Serves as the senior F-1 compliance officer as the PrimaryDesignated School Official (PDSO), while maintaining UniversitySEVIS complianceLeads in the development, implementation, and assessment ofefficient daily office immigration-related processes, procedures,and policies.Oversees data management of the Student and Exchange VisitorInformation System (SEVIS) and implements internal technologyimprovements to maximize efficiency and service.Supervises International Student Advisors on the Statesboro andSavannah campuses and provides office-wide leadership.Oversees the I-20 process, communication, and support servicesfor newly admitted international students.Works within the Student and Exchange Visitor InformationSystem (SEVIS) and Terra Dotta Software.Advises students and university departments, presents options,and recommends solutions related to immigration status.Monitors compliance with federal regulations and institutionalpolicies to support student success – providing reports as needed,including the annual IIE Open Doors report. Background CheckStandard and EducationOther InformationBelieving that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute toexcellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University’sacademic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed torecruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support,promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote InclusiveExcellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups,whose work furthers the institution’s Inclusive Excellence goals,and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives andbackgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at(877) 251-2644 or oneus[email protected] of EmploymentGeorgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-FreeCommunity.Successful completion of background investigation and legalauthorization to work in the US prior to employmentMust be able to perform duties and responsibilities with orwithout reasonable accommodation Required QualificationsEducational RequirementsBachelor’s degree Knowledge, Skills, & AbilitiesABILITIESConsistently exhibit engaging customer serviceNavigate web access and email with or without reasonableaccommodationProven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office,Google, and/or applications as required for specific positionAbility to maintain confidentiality and secure sensitiveinformationAbility to work independently, prioritize and manage competingtasks timely and successfully with and without directsupervisionStrong analytical and problem-solving abilities KNOWLEDGEAdhere to University policies and procedures to meetInstitutional goals and support University’s mission for studentsuccessStrong knowledge of applicable federal and state regulation,policy, and procedures To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=39000&JobOpeningId=225340&PostingSeq=1 Required ExperienceThree or more years of related work experienceOne or more years of experience as DSO Apply Before DateMay 3, 2021Contact InformationFor more information or questions about a job posting, pleasecontact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912)478-6947 or by email at [email protected] SKILLSDemonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well withdiverse populationsUse effective communication and human relations skillsDemonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required forspecific position Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of backgroundinvestigation including a criminal background check demonstratingyour eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University,as determined by Georgia Southern University in its solediscretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment historyreflected in your application materials and, if applicable, asatisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to apre-employment drug test.Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal andstate laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of thisinstitution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents(BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which areavailable for your inspection upon request.Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for theduration of employment without assistance from the UniversityEqual Employment OpportunityGeorgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to allemployees and applicant for employment without regard to race,color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,national origin, religion, age, veteran status, politicalaffiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonableaccommodations under the America with Disabilities Act toparticipate in the search process should notify Human Resources:(912) 478-6947.Other InformationMust be able to perform duties and responsibilities with orwithout reasonable accommodation.Work generally performed in office environmentWorkweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hoursServe food and stage office eventsPeriodic travel may be required Preferred QualificationsAdditional Preferred QualificationsFamiliarity with F-1 federal immigration regulationsIntercultural communication and presentation skills Preferred ExperienceThree or more years of experience as DSO or PDSOSupervisory experienceInternational student recruitment or related workexperienceExperience creating and implementing programs for internationalstudentsExperience with Banner and Terra Dotta software Preferred Educational QualificationsMaster’s degree Proposed Salary$44,400 – $48,500Required Documents to AttachPlease provide three (3) professional references in theRequired Documents to Attach section of your application. jeid-f0ce07e6ddb5934aa6c9118e3e405354
China Ready For Caribbean Culture – Barbadian artiste You may be interested in… Nineteen countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIVWith five months to go to CARIFESTA XIV, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this premier festival of the arts from 16 – 25 August 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago. Sixteen Caribbean Member States and Associate Members have responded to the official invitation to participate in the Festival which…March 25, 2019In “Associate Member States”Flashback to CARIFESTA XII – Haiti, 2015CARIFESTA XIII runs from the 17-27 August 2017 in Barbados. In the build up to this edition of the festival, the CARICOM Secretariat has produced a throwback magazine from CARIFESTA XII, held in Haiti in August 2015. This magazine (see above) includes highlights from the various performances and cultural presentations…August 17, 2017In “Barbados”CARIFESTA XII Host Country Agreement Signed with HaitiWith the signing of the CARIFESTA XII Host Country Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Haiti on Thursday 25 September 2014 in the city of New York and about eleven months to go, the host country, Member States, Associate Members and the CARICOM Secretariat as key stakeholders in this regional…September 30, 2014In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Soca Food Truck: Caribbean Comfort Food Blends Spices with… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… Aug 20, 2020 Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… Jul 28, 2020 Only two days to go and man are we excited! CARIFESTA XII is happening in Haiti August 21-30, 2015. Check out this video that explains the CARICOM Secretariat’s role and involvement in CARIFESTA over the years. Jul 13, 2020 Dec 20, 2019
The first two rounds were more marked by Sakai. The Brazilian heavyweight, who for the first time in his career, won a place in the main fight of the UFC wrestling show [main event], operated at higher pressure and delivered more blows. However, in the course of the fight, it turned out that the number of blows is not always the determining factor – the effectiveness of the attacks and the ability to diversify his fighting style, which was much more successfully realized by Overim, proved to be more important.“Augusto is a tough guy. We knew he could take the shot, but I was ready for it. At the age of 40, we did it again,” admitted Overim after the victory. Alexei Oleinik, another heavyweight in the UFC, is the only two wrestlers who have won in four different decades. “I love to fight. This has been my passion for 23 years. Maybe I’ll be back in action at the end of the year, definitely at the beginning of next year, ” said Overim, who said earlier that he was focusing on his last career path after the title fight.The first to exacerbate the situation in the fight was Sakai, who with a combination of blows forced Overim to retreat to the octagonal fence, where the Brazilian started working in the clinic, kneeling. True, the Dutchman took all the opponent’s blows in melee without noticeable torment and kept his patience. Overima’s best moment at the start of the fight came after Sakai fired a strong shot from his opponent’s right hand, falling for a moment.Sakai continued his offensive in the second and third rounds. In a couple of episodes, Sakai worked like a punching bag on an opponent forced to the fence, but Overim continued to be patient, withstood the pressure, and also responded to the clinic with knee and elbow blows. Overall, Sakai looked better in his stance, so in the middle of the third round, Overim decided to change his strategy and knocked down his opponent on octagonal boards, starting to work on the ground floor.By the time the fight began to take place on the ground floor, the weight cups were firmly in favor of Overim. With brutal ground and pound [sitieni pa zemē guļošu pretinieku] the Dutchman opened several wounds on the opponent’s face and confidently controlled Sakai, not allowing the Brazilian to get back on his feet. In the fourth round of the clinic, Overim missed an excellent blow to Sakai with his elbow, which opened a heavily bleeding wound on the Dutch forehead, but Overim’s blood later fell on Sakai’s own face – the Brazilian was knocked to the ground again, where Overim continued to make blows.By the end of the fourth round, Sakai was already noticeably emptied in the final fifth round, while Overim was fresher. The veteran again transferred the fight to the ground floor, where after several unanswered blows, the judge intervened to stop the fight. For Overim, this was his second victory in a row, while Sakai experienced his first failure in five battles since joining the UFC.It should be noted that a great knockout was recorded in the show’s second main fight [co-main event]. Veteran Ovins Saint-Prover (25-14) hit Alonzo Menifield’s (9-2) jaw uncovered with his left hand in a melee, with Menifield falling forward on octagonal boards.” UFC Fight Night 176 “resultsC.The winnerThe loserMethodRound1.Alistair OvereemAugusto SakaiTKO (elbows and punches)5 (0:26)2.Ovince St. PreuxAlonzo MenifieldKO (punch)2 (4:07)3.Michel PereiraI want ImadaevTechnical sub. (rear-naked choke)3 (4:39)4.Andre MunizBartosz FabinskiSubmission (armbar)1 (2:42)5.Brian KelleherRay RodriguezSubmission (guillotine choke)1 (0:39)6.Viviane AraujoMontana De La RosaDecision (unanimous)3 (5:00)7.Hunter AzureCole SmithDecision (unanimous)3 (5:00)
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Kilkerrin/Clonberne and Moycullen will both feature in provincial finals this Sunday with games being played in Ballyhaunis and Claremorris. The Connacht Ladies Intermediate Club Final will also take place next Sunday with Moycullen’s game with St Mary’s from Sligo taking place in Claremorris at 2pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Kilkerrin/Clonberne and Carnacon will go again next weekend in Ballyhaunis in the replay of the Ladies Connacht Club Final following last Sunday’s remarkable final. The game will take place next Sunday and will throw in at 2pm.
ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has been offered a shock return to football after holding talks with Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.The former Spurs and Chelsea boss quit Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG last year to race rally cars.5 Andre Villas-Boas has been linked with Borussia DortmundCredit: GettyBut he is set to land a top Bundesliga job at Jurgen Klopp’s old club, say France Football.AVB, 40, also took in spells at Porto and Zenit St Petersburg and would be brought in to revive a flagging Dortmund.Some top players have left – noticeably Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal – amid the side’s lacklustre form. They currently sit third in the league but have won just two of their last five games.AVB made the move into motorsport earlier this year, competing in the Dakar rally.5 The former Spurs boss quit a big job in China to race rally carsCredit: Handout5 AVB was previously at Shanghai SIPGCredit: AFPLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startBut he was forced to withdraw after picking up a back injury.The Portuguese endured mixed fortunes in the Premier League.He followed fellow countryman Jose Mourinho in landing the Stamford Bridge gig but lasted less than a year before being replaced by Roberto Di Matteo.However he guided Spurs to a fifth place finish in 2012-13.5 The Portuguese endured mixed fortunes in the Premier LeagueCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd5 The Portuguese could land a top job in the BundesligaCredit: AFPVillas-Boas is sent off during Shanghai SIPG win against Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super LeagueMost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashIt was after the White Hart Lane job that Villas-Boas went to Russia and in 2016 he made the big-money move to China with Shanghai.Some Spurs fans have had their say on their former manager’s proposed move.One wrote: “#prayfordortmund.”Another said: “Must be desperate.”A fellow user posted: “Club suicide.”
Alexa Lemzy Building a successful brand and business online requires a clear picture of the brand identity you want to present to the world. You need to know how you will reach your audience and the tools you will use to do it. This includes not just the systems you build the site with but also the communication, marketing, and analytics tools needed to enable excellent service and build a loyal customer base.Creating a consistent and streamlined experience across all platforms, especially mobile, should also be a focus for each of these eight must-have components of building a successful brand online.#1 Know your audienceYou can’t build your brand without knowing who it is targeting. Besides necessary demographic information such as age, income, and location, you need to know about what your ideal customers do with their spare time, what they want from your industry, what they do online, and which platforms they use. This will tell you not just where to find your customers but also how to create content they will find natural and how to appeal to them once they find you.#2 Clear visual identityColor scheme, font, and logo are vital to making a business recognizable and appealing as well as building a successful brand online.Your choices need to look great in any format. Logos must be easy to identify, even at thumbnail size. This means you should create logos and other branding in every size and format you might need.Visual identity is more than just a logo. That’s a good place to start, but make sure the same colors, shapes, and themes remain consistent across all aspects of the website and their social media. The layout, images, buttons, and menus should all feel like parts of a coherent package that affirms the image you want to present.#3 Share your passionThe About page on your website and social media should showcase your passion, professionalism, and uniqueness from the competition. Grab the reader’s attention with an engaging story of the business’ creation. This sounds more daunting than it really is. Just focus on what inspired you to build your business and the problems you want to solve. Use this chance to share your values and goals in a way that makes your brand more memorable and relatable.Use blogs, social media and videos to talk about your business, values, and goals. This helps create a more personal image that customers can relate to and trust. This is a great opportunity to you’re your expertise and passion for your industry.#4 The right platform for your site and building a successful brandAn appealing, accessible and fast website is an integral component of any online business. The content management software (CMS) or platform you use to build your site can have a big impact on its responsiveness and ease of use. It is critical you use a platform or CMS that is suitable for the business you are creating a site for. There are too many to cover here, so let’s look at two of the most widely-used:WordPressWordPress is ubiquitous for a reason. It’s free, and it can provide for any need with the right plugins.ShopifyShopify is a platform for building online stores that is simpler and faster to use than WordPress. Everything you need to set up a site ready to sell is built into the platform, so you don’t have to worry about setting up basic functions yourself.#5 Analytics ToolsYou can’t improve your site without knowing your current performance. Accordingly, you will need analytics tools to track user behavior and conversion rates.Google Analytics can track critical metrics, such as the conversion rate of pages and posts. It does not provide many details on customer behavior: however, so it’s useful to support it with tools for tracking social media or e-commerce.For social media, tools like Sprout Social let you look at engagement in more detail. E-commerce analytics like kissmetrics help you segment your audience with more details on visitor behavior.#6 Omnichannel marketing strategyTo build a brand online, you must use all available channels to advertise and sell products and services and maintain a long-term engagement with customers.Each avenue for reaching their target audience has its own strengths and drawbacks, so establish and update guidelines to make sure each channel is being used effectively:Social mediaSocial media gives businesses the opportunity to connect more directly and personally. Post not just about products and services but also the lifestyle, values, and goals your business supports. As a result, you can attract new leads from your target audience and keep more existing customers.EmailWhile email marketing often suffers from low open rates, the cheap cost means this can still be a good investment. Personalized messages and promotions get better results, as you can customize offers to add appeal for each recipient.SMSSMS marketing has impressive response rates and is faster than other marketing. This lets you use timed deals and promotions to incentivize conversions.Content MarketingContent marketing involves creating videos, blogs and tutorials that educate rather than sell. Potential customers will be more ready to buy when they are better informed. Furthermore, they will trust the business that gave honest advice, which will help you in building a successful brand online.Content marketing videos and blogs also help your ranking on search pages. Quality and relevance still matter though, or those extra clicks won’t turn into paying customers.Native MarketingNative marketing bears a lot of similarities to content marketing, with the main difference being that you are creating content to be hosted by other websites and businesses, allowing you better access to their existing audience.#7 RemarketingRemarketing involves serving ads to potential customers after they have left your site.This means you can use more specific ads for leads who you know are already familiar with your business. You can also serve ads based on actions such as downloading your ebook or signing up for your newsletter. This can be an effective way for new brands to ensure visitors remember your business after they leave. It also helps to establish you as a known entity within your industry.#8 Customer serviceA reputation for poor customer service is easy to gain and hard to shake. This can seriously hinder the growth of your business. Conversely offering great support will earn client loyalty, recommendations, and good publicity.Thankfully, there is no great mystery to good customer service. Provide your team with the tools and guidance to do these three things:Make the business easy to contact.Customers want to get in touch on their own terms. Aside from the obvious need to be available by phone and email, offer ways to get in touch that people use in their daily lives. This includes social media, instant messaging and SMS. Being able to message or text an organization directly feels more personal and accessible.Respond quickly.Nobody enjoys waiting, especially for an update or issue to be resolved. Wherever contacts come from, a prompt answer shows respect for customer’s time. It will be much harder to keep clients who feel treated as a low priority and will harm you in building a successful brand.Collect feedback and address complaints.Your marketing tools can also ask for reviews and feedback from customers.Providing a wide range of methods to do this is important to boost response rates, so use the right medium for the information you want. For example, email and phone surveys can offer detailed insights. For multiple-choice questions and ratings, text could be more suitable.ConclusionBuilding a successful business online involves creating a strong brand identity, and backing it up with great customer service and a smooth customer experience. The key to these is knowing your audience and the best way to communicate with them.Picking the right tools to craft your website and marketing is equally important as having a clear strategy for reaching your audience, so research the best tools and tactics for attracting and keeping ideal customers. 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India’s medal rush continued on Day 10 as they grabbed 17 medals to take their medals tally to 59 in the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.India are currently third in the medal table with 25 Gold, 16 Silver and 18 Bronze.BADMINTONIndia’s badminton queens PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal set up the much-anticipated women’s singles summit clash on Saturday.Sindhu knocked out defending champion Michelle Li 21-18 21-8 in just 26 minutes while Saina had to dig deep to struggle past 2014 silver medallist Kristy Gilmour 21-14 18-21 21-17 in 68 minutes.Newly-crowned World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth also progressed to the final of the men’s singles after defeating 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-10 21-17 in little over half an hour.However, three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei prevented an all-Indian men’s singles clash by getting the better of H S Prannoy 21-16 9-21 21-14 in the other semifinal.Prannoy later lost to Ouseph 21-17 23-25 9-21 in the bronze medal match.Young Indian pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also stood one step away from a historic gold medal as they reached the finals of the men’s doubles event with a 21-18 21-10 win over Sri Lanka’s Sachin Dias and Buwaneka Goonethilleka.Women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy, meanwhile, won a bronze medal after beating local hopes Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville 21-19 21-19.Earlier, the duo had lost 21-17 15-21 4-21 to Malaysian combo of Mei Kuan Chow and Vivian Hoo in women’s doubles semi-finals.advertisementIn the mixed doubles, Ashwini and Satwik went down fighting 22-20 18-21 16-21 to England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in the semi-finals and then lost to the Malaysian pair of Peng Soon Chan/Liu Ying Goh 19-21 19-21 in the bronze medal match.TABLE TENNISManika Batra won a historic Gold in women’s singles table tennis after defeating Singapore’s Mengyu Yu 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7). Her Gold is the first ever for an Indian woman in women’s singles.The bronze in men’s doubles also went to India as Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty sailed past Singapore’s Poh Shao Feng Ethan and Pang Yew En Koen 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 12-10).Achanta Sharath and Sathiyan G lost their men’s doubles gold medal match to settle for Silver. The Indian duo lost to England’s Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford 2-3 (5-11, 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 8-11).Three-time CWG gold medallist Kamal tried his best against Nigeria’s 26th-ranked Aruna Quadri in men’s singles semifinals before going down 0-4 (10-12, 9-11, 9-11, 7-11). The World No. 48 takes on England’s Samuel Walker in the Bronze play-off on Sunday.BOXINGMary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to claim a Commonwealth Games Gold and was joined by Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg).Settling for silver medals were Amit Panghal (49kg) Manish Kaushik (60kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) after losing closely-contested bouts.Mary Kom claimed the Gold by an unanimous verdict of 5-0 over Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in the final.Vikas, a former Asian Games gold-medallist and world bronze-medallist, pummelled Cameroon’s Dieudonne Wilfried Ntsengue to claim Gold.Luck was not on side of either Amit or Manish, both of whom went down in split verdicts. Amit, who was chasing his third successive international Gold, was beaten by England’s European silver-medallist Galal Yafai.Manish, on the other hand, lost 2-3 to local favourite Harry Garside, again on a split decision.Satish lost to England’s Fraze Clarge to settle for Silver.ATHLETICSNeeraj Chopra scripted history by becoming the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a season’s best effort of 86.47m in the final.His compatriot Vipin Kashana finished fifth with a best effort of 77.87m.Jinson Johnson clocked 3 minutes and 37.86 seconds to finish fifth in the 12-man field. In the process, he bettered the earlier 23-year-old national record of 3:38.00 set by Bahadur Prasd in 1995.There was disappointment elsewhere with Arpinder Singh — last edition bronze medallist — finishing an agonising fourth in the men’s triple jump event.In the men’s 4x400m relay, the Indian team had to pull out midway through the race after Amoj Jacob pulled a hamstring. Because of this, the quartet of A Dharun, Jacob, Muhammed Anas and Rajiv Arokia could not even complete one lap during the race.The women’s 4x400m relay team of Sonia Baishya, M Poovamma Raju, Laxmanbhai Gayakwad Saritaben and Hima Das finished seventh in their event.WRESTLINGThere was no stopping the gold rush in wrestling as two more were added to the tally by Vinesh Phogat (50kg) and Sumit (125kg) but Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik (62kg) had to be content with a third-place finish.advertisementSakshi went out of the gold medal contention in the first round itself after losses to Canada’s Michelle Fazzari and Nigeria’s Aminat Adeniyi following a win over Cameroon’s Berthe Ngolle.But she gathered herself after the setback to defeat New Zealand’s Tayla Ford 6-5 in a close bout to avoid going without a medal.Sumit, on the other hand, competed in three bouts but didn’t have to fight it out in the gold medal bout after his Nigerian rival Sinivie Boltic pulled out citing an injury sustained earlier in the day.Somveer also claimed Bronze in the 86kg category as he rallied from a 1-3 deficit to defeat Canadian Alexander Moore in the play-off bout.HOCKEYIndian men’s hockey team finished a disappointing fourth at the Commonwealth Games as it struggled to breach a stout England defence to lose the bronze medal match 1-2.England avenged their 3-4 loss to India in the group stage as Sam Ward (7th minute, 43rd minute) struck twice for the winners while Varun Kumar (27th) was the lone goal scorer for India.(With PTI inputs)