N.D. Tiwari’s last rites today

first_imgThe last rites of veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari will be held at the Chitrashila Ghat, Rani Bagh, Nainital district, on Sunday. All arrangements for the former Chief Minister’s funeral have been made, Nainital District Magistrate Vinod Kumar Suman said on Saturday, adding that the last rites would be conducted with full State honours in the afternoon. His body has been kept at Kathgodam Guest House here for the people to pay their last respects, he said. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, a former ministerial colleague of Tiwari, and a host of prominent politicians will attend the rites, he said. The body of Tiwari, who passed away at a private hospital in Delhi on his 93rd birthday on October 18, after a prolonged illness was brought to Pantnagar in Uttarakhand in an air ambulance from Lucknow on Saturday. Last respects Earlier, leaders across the political divide paid their last respects to the Congress veteran in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his ministerial colleagues received the mortal remains at the Lucknow airport. The body was taken to U.P. Vidhan Bhawan, where leaders from different political parties had gathered to pay their tributes to Tiwari. U.P. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma in a tweet said, “Shri Tiwari had significantly worked for the development and prosperity of U.P. He was soft-spoken, able administrator and also had knowledge of parliamentary traditions.”last_img read more

Muzaffarpur rape case : former Bihar minister Manju Verma’s husband surrenders in court

first_imgChandrashekhar Verma, husband of former State Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma on Monday surrendered in a local court in Begusarai.Manju Verma had to resign from the Cabinet of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after her husband’s name had cropped up in Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case of 34 minor girls.The wife of one of the accused persons in the case had alleged that Chandrashekhar Verma visited the shelter home regularly.Chandrashekhar Verma was also accused of having links with the main accused in the case, Brajesh Thakur. He was said to have spoken with Brajesh Thakur several times between January and June this year.As many as 17 people, including the main accused Brajesh Thakur have been arrested in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case of minor girls and sent to jail.Thakur was recently shifted to Bhagalpur jail from Muzaffarpur jail as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  had informed the Supreme Court, due to his influential status.Later, a CBI inquiry was ordered in the case which is being monitored by the Supreme Court.A Special Investigation Team of police had earlier conducted raid at residence of Chandrashekhar Verma in Begusarai district of Bihar where about 50 cartridges were recovered.Recently, Supreme Court had asked the CBI and Bihar police to explain the delay in tracing the whereabouts of Chandrashekhar Verma.The court had also asked Bihar police to probe the alleged recovery of a large quantity of ammunition from the residence of former minister and her husband.Chandrashekhar Verma surrendered at Majhaul civil court in Begusarai district.last_img read more

French Open takes player’s credential for harassing reporter

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments The FFT said it would investigate the matter further.Hamou’s behavior also caught the attention of French politicians.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingOn Twitter, Sports Minister Laura Flessel called what Hamou did to Eurosport TV’s Maly Thomas an “assault.” Cecile Duflot, a member of parliament, tweeted : “He kisses her by force, she tries to get away, he holds her by the neck and everyone… laughs #tired.”Flessel and Duflot also criticized 1988 French Open runner-up Henri Leconte and other in-studio guests who laughed at and applauded Hamou’s on-air actions. Scottie Pippen throws shade at Steph Curry: ‘He isn’t the best Warrior right now’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img “A live assault is not funny,” Flessel wrote. “We should never let this happen, and never trivialize such acts.”Hamou, who is ranked 287th, posted a statement on Instagram on Tuesday in which he apologized to Thomas “if she feels hurt or shocked by my attitude during her interview.”He wrote, in French, that he let his “excess of enthusiasm express itself awkwardly toward Maly, who I know and sincerely respect.”Hamou added that he would offer an apology in-person if Thomas wants one.Eurosport said in a statement that it regretted what had happened.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ France’s Maxime Hamou returns the ball to Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on May 29, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERGPARIS — A French tennis player’s French Open credential was revoked because he grabbed a reporter and kissed her on the neck during a live TV interview at the tournament.The French Tennis Federation announced Tuesday it was punishing 21-year-old qualifier Maxime Hamou “following his inappropriate behaviour towards a female journalist” a day earlier, when he lost in the first round at Roland Garros.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

Sam Betten earns Regent 5150 3-peat; Duke breaks through

first_imgAfter podium finishes the last two editions, Duke finally hit paydirt as she rose to the throne with her 2:13:32 effort.Duke worked her way up from fourth in the swim, catching up with early pacesetter Laura Wood at the latter part of bike then putting the hammer down in the 10K footrace to seal the deal.Wood clocked in 2:15:11 for silver while Anna Eberhardt (2:15:48) landed third.“I didn’t know what to expect today (Sunday). I actually was a bit sick for this week. I just went in with an open mind, stay up in swim and use my strength in bike and hope to hold them off in the run,” said Duke, who was a silver medalist in the inaugural Regent 5150 in 2015 and third placer last year.“Getting a win this weekend is really a big confidence boost leading to Ironman 70.3 Queensland next weekend,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT National team mainstay John Leerams Chicano, meanwhile, dominated the Asian Men’s Elite category. Chicano clocked 2:03:06 to beat 2015 SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas (2:06:19) and Paul Jumamil (2:10:19) for the plum. View comments Betten negotiated the wet course in 1:55:58 to beat compatriot Mitch Robins by nearly five minutes. Robins (2:00:27) settled for runner-up for the second straight year even as American Iain Alexandrinis (2:01:46) took the bronze in the prestigious 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run race.“It was really tough. The rains made things really hard, especially in the bike. But the organizers made a good decision changing the course to make it safer. It was a good race, and to win this race three years in a row, it’s such an amazing feeling,” said Betten.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 6-foot-4 Betten emerged out the waters of Acea Beach after 19 minutes and 57 seconds, putting some distance on Robins (21:30) and Alexandrinis (21:34). He added two minutes to his lead in the ride on the wet roads and maintained it running home to Remy Field’s track oval.“I felt really good out there. The heat wasn’t too bad so I didn’t have to push quite hard (than usual), which was really advantageous to me,” he said. Three-peat champ Sam Betten (left) and Dimity Lee Duke celebrate at the finish line after topping their respective divisions in the Regent 5150 Triathlon in Subic. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSUBIC – Sam Betten pulled off a three-peat while Dimity Lee Duke broke through as the Aussies stamped their class in the rain-drenched Regent 5150 Triathlon Sunday.Taking advantage of the relatively cooler environs brought about by the heavy morning showers, Betten stormed ahead in the swim and never relinquished control en route to posting a milestone treble in the annual Olympic-distance race that drew close to 1,000 participants from 27 countries.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR San Beda rips listless UST 5th straight win Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

James Harden scores 35 in Rockets win over Raptors

first_imgThe Raptors got 32 points from Leonard as they dropped their second straight.The Rockets held a 7-point lead to start the fourth and pushed it to 10 before the Raptors scored five straight points, capped by a 3 from Norman Powell to get within 99-94 with about nine minutes left.Houston then used a 9-0 run to extend the lead to 108-94 about three minutes later. Rivers made a 3 late in that span before Tucker capped it by grabbing a steal and finishing with a layup.Toronto got within 10 after scoring four quick points later in the fourth, but a layup by Harden made it 117-105 with about 90 seconds left.Houston led by as many as 22 early, but Toronto used a 41-point second quarter to cut the lead to 70-61 at halftime. The Raptors opened the third quarter with a 9-4 run to get within 4, but Houston followed with a 18-4 spurt, with nine points each from Harden, to push it to 92-74 with about four minutes left in the quarter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Petra Kvitova-Naomi Osaka: Australian Open final from different perspectives NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 23: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates after teammate Gerald Green dunked in the third quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2019 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — James Harden scored 35 points for his 22nd straight game with 30 or more and the Houston Rockets never trailed and held off a late charge for a 121-119 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.After averaging 52.2 points over the last five games, capped by a franchise-record 61 in Wednesday’s win over the Knicks, Harden’s torrid scoring pace slowed a bit as all of Houston’s starters scored 10 points or more.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Raptors got back on track after that, scoring the next 10 points, with two 3-pointers from Danny Green, to cut the lead to 92-84 with about a minute left in the third.TIP-INSRaptors: Jonas Valanciunas missed his 21st game with a dislocated left thumb. … Green and Pascal Siakam added 22 points each. … Serge Ibaka had 12 points and 14 rebounds.Rockets: Brandon Knight missed his seventh straight game with a sore left knee, but is expected to return Sunday. … Houston made its first 20 free throws on Friday night before a miss by Faried with 7:55 left in the fourth quarter. The Rockets finished 29 of 33 from the line.UP NEXTRaptors: Visit Dallas on Sunday night.Rockets: Host Orlando on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Eric Gordon led that group with 24, Kenneth Faried had 21, P.J. Tucker added 18 and Austin Rivers scored 13. Faried also had a season-high 14 rebounds and blocked two shots in his third game since signing with the Rockets to fill in with Clint Capela recovering from thumb surgery.Houston led by 11 points after two free throws by Harden with 1:14 remaining before the Raptors made three straight 3-pointers to cut the lead to 121-119 with 27.3 remaining. Gordon missed a 3 to give the Raptors a chance, but Kawhi Leonard’s 3-point attempt was short.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIt’s the 22nd straight game where Harden has led his team and Houston’s opponent in scoring, which moves him past Michael Jordan for the second-longest streak in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain, who did it in 40 in a row.Harden’s stretch of 30-point games is the fourth-longest in league history, behind three streaks by Chamberlain of 25, 31 and 65 games. Harden was 15 of 15 on free throws, but struggled from long-range, shooting just 2 of 13 on 3-point attempts. The strong play of Faried gave Harden some much-needed help Friday and The Beard will get another reinforcement Sunday night when Chris Paul is expected to return after missing 17 games with a strained left hamstring. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Czech fans gives tough fight to home crowd at David Cup

first_imgChandraboli Mitra New Delhi, Sep 19 (PTI) Even as India and Czech Republic players fought it out at the DLTA courts for top honours, off it a small section of Czech fans gave a tough challenge to the home crowd as far as cheering for their teams was concerned at the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie. A travelling contingent of approximately 80-odd people plus more than 20 Czechs residing in the Capital came out to rally behind their team with roof-lifting cheers accompanying every point scored by the visiting players. The entire bunch shouted slogans in their language like Lets go Czechs and Go Czechs go with their flags fluttering in the strong breeze here. It was so energetic that sometimes it drowned the Indian fans voices as well as the beats of the drums. Compared to the opening day of the tie, today being Saturday, the spectators turned up in large numbers. And the fact that Indian veteran Leander Paes was in action and along with his partner Rohan Bopanna were the favourites to win over the Czech team, certainly added to the zeal. Milan Hovorka, the Ambassador of Czech Republic to India, said that the Czech fans were extremely keen to visit India and support their team at the Davis Cup. “We have distributed about 140 tickets to the Czech supporters. About 80 people have travelled all the way from Czech Republic, while many others, who are staying here have also come here. So more than 100 Czech fans have come out to support the team,” said the ambassador. “It is one of the biggest sporting events between India and Czech Republic, and it is great to witness some of the most competitive matches being played by both the sides,” he added. MORE PTI CM ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: West Indies’ road to semi-finals

first_imgWest Indies rode on Chris Gayle’s power-hitting to open their campaign on a high. They went on to beat Sri Lanka and South Africa to assert their T20I dominance at ICC World Twenty20 2016. However, they were stunned by minnows Afghanistan in their last group encounter.  Beat England by six wickets  Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in World Twenty20 cricket as West Indies thumped England by six wickets in their Group 1 match. Gayle took 47 balls to complete his century with five fours and 11 sixes and in his unbeaten 100 to better his own record of a 50-ball hundred in the 2007 tournament in South Africa.  Marlon Samuels set the tone by hitting eight fours in his 37 before Gayle’s brutal hitting took West Indies to 183-4 in 18.1 overs in reply to what earlier appeared to be a competitive England total of 182-6. England seamers found it difficult to control the wet ball because of dew at the Wankhede Stadium as Gayle completed his half century off 27 balls, smashing three fours and five sixes.Beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets  Andre Fletcher smashed a 64-ball 84 to guide West Indies to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Group 1 of the World Twenty20 on Sunday. Coming in to bat in place of Chris Gayle, the right hander wasted no time in hoisting Angelo Mathews for a six, taking 13 runs off the first over.  His knock contained six fours and five sixes as West Indies – set 123 to win – reached 127-3 off 18.2 overs. Earlier, Sri Lanka struggled after being put into bat, reaching 122-9 from 20 overs.advertisementBeat South Africa by three wickets  Former champions West Indies remained unbeaten and advanced to the World Twenty20 semifinals on Friday after edging out South Africa by three wickets for its third straight win in Group 1. Marlon Samuels hit 43 off 44 balls and led West Indies to 123-7 in 19.4 overs after South Africa’s batsmen struggled on a slow wicket and limped to 122-8 with Quinton de Kock scoring a fighting 47 off 46 balls.Lost to Afghanistan by six runs  Spirited Afghanistan upset former champions West Indies at the World Twenty20 with a thrilling six-run victory in their last Group 1 match.Afghanistan’s four-pronged spin attack – led by 17-year-old legspinner Rashid Khan and experienced offspinner Mohammad Nabi who both returned identical figures of 2-26 – restricted the West Indies to 117-8 on a turning wicket after Najibullah Zadran’s 48 off 40 balls earlier anchored them to 123-7. Despite the defeat, West Indies topped Group 1 over England on a superior net run-rate as both teams finished on six points with one defeat and three victories.last_img read more


first_imgBoth coaches should be able to name their strongest Both coaches should be able to name their strongest starting line-ups with Barca only missing Jeremy Mathieu and Sandro Ramirez, while Madrid have a clean bill of health. However, tiredness could play an important factor with two of Barcas deadly front three, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, only having arrived back in the Catalan capital on Thursday after playing World Cup qualifiers for Argentina and Uruguay respectively in the past week. Five-time World Player of the Year Messi could also register his 500th career goal having taken his tally to 499 with his 50th goal for Argentina in a 2-0 win over Bolivia on Tuesday.”It would be nice to score my 500th goal against Real Madrid in the Clasico, but it would be even nicer to win the game,” said Messi.Atletico Madrid can close to within six points of Barcelona at the top before kick-off at the Camp Nou as they host Real Betis earlier on Saturday.However, Atletico coach Diego Simeone could keep a number of players in reserve as they travel to face Barca in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Valencia visit Las Palmas hoping to distance themselves from the relegation zone with Pako Ayestaran in charge for the first time following Gary Nevilles sacking on Wednesday. AFP AH PDSlast_img read more

Sports Minister Vijay Goel wants transparency in all federations

first_imgUnion Minister for Sports Vijay Goel says he wants “transparency in sports” and it is for the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to decide the future course of action as far as implementing Lodha Commitee’s recommended reforms is concerned. (We respect Supreme Court’s verdict, says Rajeev Shukla) The Supreme Court on Monday accepted most of the Lodha Panel recommendations. Speaking to AAJ TAK after the verdict, Goel said that while BCCI has to decide on how the implementation has to be done, he expects transparency from all the federations in the country. (Supreme Court gives BCCI 6 months to implement Lodha reforms) “I have always believed that there should be transparency in sports. They should be absolutely clean and there should be good coordination between the sports federations and my Ministry. Without seeing all the aspects, I don’t want to comment right now on whether BCCI’s functioning should be brought under RTI or if betting should be made legal. However, we are working on the Sports Bill and I feel thatit will cover many issues and make things a lot clear,” said Goel. (Srinivasan, Pawar too old for BCCI roles, Thakur to lose HPCA post)MAIN FOCUS ON RIO OLYMPICS Having taken over the Ministry from Sarbananda Sonowal recently, Goel’s immediate focus is on the Rio Olympics next month. He has plans to go to Brazil but before catching the flight wants to make sure that the fever catches on in the country like never before. “It’s not going to be the same anymore. My ministry plans to install huge screens in various cities all over the country so that people can watch matches live and cheer for our athletes. We also have a plan to organise a run ‘Run for Rio’ before the Olympics. There is a long term plan to have fan parks for big events like Olympics and FIFA World Cup. We want to promote sports like kabaddi, football, kho-kho in our country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is laying special emphasis on promoting sports in the country,” said Goel who’ll also be travelling to Brazil next month for the Summer Games. “Around 81 sportspersons in 10 disciplines went to London 2012. This time more than 122 have already qualified for Rio. We are giving all the facilities to them be it Indian or foreign coaches, foreign training or anything else. We are giving them whatever they’ve asked for. The entire nation is wishing that our contingent comes back home with a record haul of medals this time. Athletes, coaches, federations, our Olympic association and Sports Ministry have all combined well to make this possible,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more

Amazon under scrutiny over alleged child privacy violations

first_imgA coalition of child rights and privacy protection advocates have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the federal agency to investigate Amazon for violating children’s privacy via its smart speaker for kids – the Amazon Echo Dot Kids.In a 96-page long complaint, a coalition of 19 child’s right and privacy advocates led by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), have alleged that Amazon collects sensitive personal information generated during children’s interactions with the Echo Dot Kids and stores it indefinitely violating US’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which places certain restrictions on websites and online services that are directed towards children below 13 years of age.The two organisations in their joint investigation also found out that the Seattle headquartered tech giant reportedly retained children’s data even after parents had deleted it. In addition to this, the coalition in its complaint to the FTC has also alleged that Amazon’s parental parental consent mechanism does not verify that the person giving consent for recording conversations with Alexa via the Echo Dot Kids is an adult or more specifically a parent of the child and that the company’s consent mechanism can be “bypassed by a kid with a disposable debit gift card”.Amazon unveiled the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition almost a year back in April 2018. The smart speaker, which is essentially a peppy variant of its old Echo Dot, aside from sporting the features of a standard Echo Dot comes with the FreeTime Unlimited service, which gives access to more than 300 kids audiobooks, kid-friendly radio stations from iHeartRadio Family and third-party Alexa skills from Disney and Nickelodeon among others, and the basic FreeTime service, which blocks certain Alexa featuresand third-party skills. It also allows parents to place a time limit on Alexa usage.advertisement”Amazon markets Echo Dot Kids as a device to educate and entertain kids, but the real purpose is to amass a treasure trove of sensitive data that it refuses to relinquish even when directed to by parents,” executive director of CCFC, Josh Golin wrote in a statement.Amazon on its part has denied that its devices – the Amazon Echo Dot Kids in this case – are violating the laws. “FreeTime on Alexa and Echo Dot Kids Edition are compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA),” an Amazon spokesperson told the US-based media channels.Notably, the complaint comes just weeks after an investigative report by Bloomberg detailed that Amazon’s Alexa reviewers have access to users’ exact location and that they can use the coordinates available to them to point out the exact location of an Amazon Echo user’s home. Th report noted that some Amazon employees who review Alexa recordings have access to a tool that displays device information, which includes the location of an Echo device. The report also noted that this information may not be always accurate as Echo devices ask users permission to use their location.ALSO READ: | Amazon’s Alexa team knows where you liveALSO READ: | Not just Alexa, thousands of Amazon workers too are listening to your conversationsALSO READ: | Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: Alexa gets a bigger screenlast_img read more

What happened last time India met Sri Lanka in World Cup?

first_imgIndia take on Sri Lanka in Leeds on Saturday in their final group-stage match. India will be hoping to collect 2 points and keep their chances of topping the table alive. Australia, with 14 points from 8 matches, are a point ahead of 2nd-placed India on the 10-team table. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are already out of contention for the last-4 and will be hoping to bow out on a high with a win against their neighbours.The last time these two teams met in a World Cup was 8 years ago during that fateful final of the 2011 edition. While every Indian cricket fan remembers the iconic image of MS Dhoni finishing the game with a six, the match itself is one of the most memorable finals in World Cup history.But when Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first at Wankhede, the onus was upon India to deal with the pressure of chasing in such a high stakes game. Memories of India buckling under similar pressure during the 2003 World Cup final were still fresh in the minds of the country’s cricket followers. But MS Dhoni and his men had other ideas.Riding on a magnificent unbeaten 103 from Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka posted a formidable total of 274/6 at the end of 50 overs. Their total was boosted by some lusty lower order hitting from Chamara Kapugedera and Thisara Perera who scored a quickfire 22 from just 9 deliveries.In reply, India were rocked by Lasith Malinga on just the 2nd ball of their innings when he removed Virender Sehwag for a duck. And when Malinga got Sachin Tendulkar caught behind the wickets in the 7th over with India’s score a mere 31 runs, memories of 2003 started to bother the country’s fans. But that’s when current captain Virat Kohli joined his Delhi senior Gautam Gambhir at the crease.advertisementThe duo took India past the 100-run mark while also keeping up with the required run-rate. Though Kohli soon got out after a well-made 35 at India’s score of 114. The dismissal prompted arguably one of the most famous batting reshuffles in World Cup history as then-skipper MS Dhoni promoted himself up the order and joined Gambhir to take India’s chase forward.Dhoni initially played the role of an anchor, rotating strike well and milking ones and twos while Gambhir played with aggression, never letting Sri Lanka come on top. Their 109-run partnership pulled India out of trouble and on-course of their 2nd World Cup title. Just when Gambhir looked well set for a deserved century, he was bowled by Perera while trying to charge out of the crease and hit a boundary.But Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni ensured that there were no more hiccups as they continued India’s march towards the 275-run target. The Wankhede came to a standstill on the 2nd ball of the 49th over when with 4 runs needed for a win, Dhoni’s eyes lit up as he saw Nuwan Kulasekara bowl a delivery in the slot and with a swing of his arms, he launched the ball into the stands behind long-on sending the crowd into a frenzy. His teammates ran from the pavilion to mob him and Yuvraj as days-long celebrations started in Mumbai and across the country.Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-finalists: Australia, India, England, New ZealandAlso Read | India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja likely to play at Leedslast_img read more

a month agoJagielka explains leaving Everton for Sheffield United

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jagielka explains leaving Everton for Sheffield Unitedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Jagielka has explained his decision to leave Everton for Sheffield United.He made 385 appearances over the course of 12 years at Goodison Park and won 40 England caps.”I was at home when I got the phone call from Marcel (Brands, Everton’s director of football),” he told the Daily Mail.”So I just texted Tony Sage, the kitman, to chuck all my stuff in a bin bag and I went to meet him at the front of the entrance at Finch Farm. I didn’t want to go in. It just didn’t feel right to go in.”What do you expect me to get? A Louis Vuitton bag? It was fine. I just had a few pairs of boots, some socks and stuff. I knew I may never go back there. It was all ready to go from A to B.”I was just happy there was no abuse from (veteran kitman) Jimmy Martin – though I’ll probably get that on Saturday!” last_img read more

Denmark: Kappel Agreement Secures Access to Major Market

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Man Diesel Turbo, October 7, 2013 Print  Close zoom On 30 August 2013 MAN Diesel & Turbo signed an agreement regarding the production of its Kappel propeller portfolio with Dalian Marine Propeller Co., Ltd (DMMP) – part of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) Group – at its facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The deal allows DMMP to produce and sell MAN Alpha Kappel design propellers in China.Representing DMMP, Executive Vice President Chen Baoqi said: “Entering into this agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo, ensures and strengthens DMMP’s leading position in the market place and delivers the most efficient and environmentally friendly propeller solutions to our shipowners.” Torben Johansen, Head of Propeller & Aft Ship, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “This agreement will greatly help us to penetrate the FP propeller market with our highly efficient Kappel design principle as DMMP is among the major suppliers of large-scale propellers for Chinese shipbuilding.” New orderMAN Diesel & Turbo subsequently announced that DMMP has signed a Kappel design propeller contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd for three + 8500 ceu PCTC (Pure Car/Truck Carrier) car carriers, the largest of their kind in the world. The shipowner is Höegh Autoliners, the leading global provider of Ro/Ro vehicle transportation services. Frederikshavn reports that tank tests on different propeller configurations displayed the Kappel design’s superior efficiency compared to other propellers.DMMPDMMP is the largest plant specializing in the manufacture of marine propellers in China and has nearly fifty years of production experience. The company delivers about two hundred propellers annually to a broad range of global shipowners. My locationlast_img read more

Port of Koper to Increase Maximum Permissible Draft to …

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Port of Koper, February 20, 2014 Print  Close zoom Wednesday, the 19th February 2014, saw the commencement of dredging operations to deepen Basin I at the Port of Koper. This long-awaited project, which will fulfil Luka Koper’s commitment to ship owners, is of crucial importance in the future development of the company through enhancing the port’s competitiveness.Dredging work is being carried out by the Italian company Costruzioni Generali Xodo s.r.l using the vessel San Luca Primo. The first stage of deepening the harbour waters, which is to be completed by 21st February 2014, will increase the maximum permissible draft of vessels using the Container Terminal to 13 metres. In addition, necessary works for the construction and filling of the silt disposal sites are also underway.These works complement the company’s plans for the extension of Pier I, which were endorsed by the Supervisory Board in spring 2013. These investments will increase the annual capacity of the Container Terminal by an additional 230,000 TEUs – to 980,000 TEUs per annum. Further to seabed dredging, the project includes the construction of an additional 100 metres of operational quayside with all pertaining infrastructure, machinery and equipment. The project, which has an estimated price tag of 78 million euros, shall be executed in several stages and is due for completion in 2018.As has been pointed out on several occasions by Luka Koper’s Management Board President Mr Gašpar Gašpar Mišič, 2014 is to be a year of investments essential to enhancing the port’s competitiveness through the creation of much needed extra capacities. Today’s commencement of works testifies to the fact that Luka Koper is on the right track.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Highway 118 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 between Exit 13 and Exit 4 at Highway 111 for the removal of the temporary panel bridge at the Wright Avenue interchange. Detour signs will be posted. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution and follow all safety instructions. For information call 902-424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-4733 Fax: 902-543-5596 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road BridgeThe bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side RoadThe West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road BridgeWyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour BridgeMolasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Temporary traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 -30- CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale BridgeLilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael RoadToney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Poplar Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 SHELBURNE COUNTY: Port Clyde Bridge Port Clyde Bridge on Route 309 will be closed until Monday, May 15, while a new bridge is being built. Motorists are advised to use the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Highway 118, from the intersection at Highway 111 northerly, toward the airport, will have intermittent lane closures in both directions during interchange construction. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. For information call 902-424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge OpenThe Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge.last_img read more

Fourth Session of the Sixtyfirst General Assembly to Open March 29

first_imgThe fourth session of the 61st general assembly will open at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 29, with the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia reading the Speech from the Throne. The third session will be prorogued earlier in the day at 11 a.m. It is necessary to prorogue the existing session in order to open a new session of the general assembly. -30-last_img

Quebec woman among 12 killed in bus crash in Mexico

first_imgThe Canadian who was among 12 people killed in a bus crash in eastern Mexico has been identified by her family as Stephanie Horwood of Gatineau, Que.Carole Pommet Reinthaler tells The Canadian Press that her daughter-in-law was in Mexico with her husband and their two daughters aged nine and 11.All three were injured.Pommet Reinthaler says there will be two funeral services — one in Horwood’s native St. John’s, N.L., and the other in Gatineau.She says it was her son who called from Mexico to break the news of the tragedy.Horwood would have turned 42 next week.last_img read more

New UK rules over rape victims’ digital data spark criticism

first_imgLondon: Police are asking rape and sexual assault victims for access to their digital devices under new guidelines published on Monday that prompted criticism from women’s rights campaigners in Britain. Officers now present victims with consent forms to view messages, photographs, emails and social media accounts, with police warning that prosecutions may not go ahead without the permissions. The change follows a disclosure scandal in the legal system which saw a series of rape and sexual assault cases collapse in recent years after crucial evidence emerged at the last minute. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportAssistant commissioner Nick Ephgrave, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said the new “informed consent” forms would be used “proportionately and consistently”. He added police were working with victim groups and others to ensure the approach had “the necessary balance”. “We would never want victims to feel that they can’t report crimes because of ‘intrusion’ in their data,” Ephgrave said in a statement. But women’s advocates as well as privacy campaigners have hit out at the consent forms as overly intrusive and argue they could deter people from reporting crimes. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”We seem to be going back to the bad old days when victims of rape are being treated as suspects,” said Harriet Wistrich, director of the Centre for Women’s Justice. The organisation said it was preparing a legal challenge to the policy alongside privacy advocates Big Brother Watch, which has dubbed the measures “digital strip searches”. Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said Monday that the issue was “complex” and police would conduct impact assessments on the forms. “While disclosure is an important component of the criminal justice system… the police have acknowledged that the use of personal data in criminal investigations is a source of anxiety,” he said. “We want victims to have the confidence to come forward.” The forms are part of a wholesale review of disclosure processes within the legal system in England and Wales.last_img read more