• Three inebriated school teachers arrested in Bihar

    first_imgThree teachers of a private school were arrested for allegedly drinking liquor and creating public nuisance in Bihar’s Madhuabani district, police said. Complete prohibition has been in effect in Bihar since April 5, 2016 While patrolling, a police team found that three teachers of the school located at Saharghat bazar were creating a scene at the school premises in the evening of Wednesday. They were booked under various provisions of the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2016 after they were found to have consumed liquor in the medical examination conducted at Benipatti hospital, the police said.last_img

  • 26 dead, 57 hurt in U.P. dust storms, lightning

    first_imgSevere dust storms and lightning in different parts of Uttar Pradesh claimed at least 26 lives and left 57 people injured as houses and walls collapsed and trees were uprooted, prompting authorities to launch large-scale relief operations on Friday. Mainpuri district bore the worst brunt of the vagaries of nature late on Thursday night as six people died there in separate cases of wall collapse and lightning, the State Relief Commissioner said. Forty-one people were injured in the district and uprooted trees blocked vehicular movement on the State highways, leading to massive jams. Police said most of the injuries occurred when people sleeping inside their mud houses were caught unawares by the storm, which was accompanied by rain, leading to wall collapse.People were also injured when signboards and hoardings got snapped at several places, and fell on them, they said. “While six people died in Mainpuri, three each died in Etah and Kasganj, two each in Farrukhabad and Barabanki, and one each in Moradabad, Badaun, Pilibhit, Mathura, Kannauj, Sambhal, Ghaziabad, Amroha, Badaun and Mahoba in incidents related to dust storm and lightning,” data released by the State Relief Commissioner said.An official press note said different parts of the State witnessed dust storms late on Thursday evening, resulting in wall collapse and uprooting of trees. Thirty-one cattle died and 16 houses were also damaged in the incidents, officials said.Massive power cutsMassive power cuts were reported from various parts of the State, including Lucknow, as electricity lines got snapped in the gale. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to take all necessary measures to provide relief to the affected people. “He (Adityanath) has directed Ministers in charge of the districts concerned to oversee relief operations,” Awanish Awasthi, Principal Secretary (Information), said. A financial assistance ₹4 lakh has been announced by the Chief Minister for the family of the deceased.last_img read more

  • World Cup ticket buyers discovering seats aren’t together

    first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Boxing chief ‘optimistic’ over ending Tokyo Olympics threat ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 Seamus Campbell, who lives in Portland, Oregon, bought five tickets for the semifinals and finals in Lyon. Three seats are in a single row, but with a random individual seat breaking up the group, while another seat is two rows back and the last is in a row behind that.Campbell also purchased three tickets for matches in Paris — two are together and the other is separate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s just astonishing that they didn’t find a way to put blocks of tickets together. And I appreciate that there are a lot of tickets, and they’re selling them all at once, but I just can’t fathom how you would end up — and I’m a software developer — I don’t know how you would build a system that said, ‘We have three seats that are almost together but we’re gonna put one single seat in between those three.’”The tournament starts June 7 and runs through July 7. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, the Women’s World Cup trophy is displayed at the women’s soccer 2019 World Cup draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris. Fans planning to attend the Women’s World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together. Tickets were made available to print Monday, May 20, 2019, and ticket holders learned that their groups were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections, even families with young children. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)Fans planning to attend the Women’s World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together.Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections — even families with young children were separated.ADVERTISEMENT View comments FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, responded on the verified Women’s World Cup Twitter account, posting: “Dear fans. We have noted some of your comments, re: your tickets. When you placed your order, a message indicating not all seats would be located next to each other did appear, before confirmation of your purchase. Unfortunately we will not be able to modify your order.”An additional post said: “However, an exception could be made for parents whose seats are not next to the seats of their underage children (18 years old and younger).” The post included the email address for the event’s local organizing committee and a phone number for customer service.FIFA did not immediately respond to a request from The Associated Press for comment. FIFA’s website includes the disclaimer: “The Local Organizing Committee of France under the legal entity of Comité local d’organisation des coupes du monde féminines FIFA 2018 et 2019 who has assigned AP2S as the online ticket seller is solely responsible for all transactional and data collection aspects of your purchase for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.”AP2S did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.Late Monday, FIFA updated its social media account with two additional posts.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “The previous tweets regarding FIFA Women’s World Cup tickets allocation were published without a full understanding of the situation and we apologise for that. The issues were faced by less than 1% of fans requesting tickets for the semifinals and the final,” the post read. “FIFA and the Local Organising Committee are confident the problems will be solved and the fans will be able to enjoy the matches as they envisaged.”However, The Associated Press interviewed fans who had tickets for matches in the group and knockout stages, and had similar seat issues. One group of four was given four separated seats for a match in Paris, while a group of three was given just two seats together for an early match.It’s customary for most sporting events to allow fans to either automatically receive or choose seats that are together. There was a limit on the number of World Cup tickets that could be purchased by a single buyer.The situation could cause problems in the stadiums before games, when fans may try to swap seats to sit next to friends or family members. Separated families might also become an issue if a security concern should arise.Jessica Russell, who is from Utah, said she bought two tickets as a package for the semifinals and final in Lyon. She said she was disappointed to see the seats are separated.“It would be nice to sit with who you bought the tickets with,” she said. “We’ll try to see if people will switch with people around us. But if not, we’ll just deal with it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

  • Guus Hiddink Sidelined as China’s Olympic Coach, Women’s Team Head to Take Over

    first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Beijing: China has dismissed respected Dutchman Guus Hiddink as coach of its Olympic football team after a disappointing year in charge.In a statement Thursday, the China Football Association said that former head coach of the Chinese women’s team Hao Wei would take over the key role for the men’s team. The CFA said it was setting up a four-member group to be in charge of the Olympic qualifiers, with Hiddink’s name notably absent.The statement said the new leadership was “in view of the previous inadequate preparations for the Chinese U-22 National Men’s Football Team” and was “in order to further strengthen team preparations and improve team building and management level.”The 72-year-old Hiddink was appointed as head of the Olympic team last September, joining veteran Italian coach Marcello Lippi in taking a major role in China’s aggressive push to finally become a force in international football.But after an uninspiring series of performances, Hiddink’s youth team lost 2-0 against Vietnam in a friendly at home earlier this month.China’s under-21s will be expected to make up the bulk of their squad for the Olympics, where the age group is under-23.State news agency Xinhua said Thursday night that “despite his illustrious coaching career, the Dutch veteran is far from (a) success in China” with only four wins out of the twelve matches.”Football-fan President Xi Jinping has grand ambitions of China hosting and even winning a World Cup.But efforts to boost the performance of China’s national team have been largely unsuccessful, and highlighted how much work there is to be done.Despite its clout as a global sporting and financial power China have qualified for the World Cup only once, leading to a change in policy that now allows naturalised foreign-born players to play for the national team. 2020 tokyo olympicsChinacoachfootball First Published: September 20, 2019, 12:59 PM ISTlast_img read more

  • Sepp Blatter says won’t back any candidate in FIFA presidential election

    first_imgSepp Blatter said he will not support any of the five candidates standing to succeed him as FIFA president, through all but one of them had spoken to him about their bids.World football’s governing body, embroiled in a corruption scandal that has led to indictments against several dozen senior officials in the United States, will vote for its new leader on February 26.Blatter is not standing, having been banned for eight years for ethics violations.”Four of the five candidates have spoken to me. I cannot take sides, that is not possible,” Blatter told French radio RMC.He said several national federations had asked him who they should vote for, but he told them to vote as they saw fit. Bahraini Royal Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino of Switzerland are the two front-runners.The other candidates are Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, Frenchman Jerome Champagne, the former deputy general secretary of FIFA, and South African businessman and politician Tokyo Sexwale.last_img read more

  • PremjiInvest buys 3.26% stake in Future Lifestyle for Rs 196cr

    first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) PremjiInvest, the investment arm of Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, today bought 3.26 per cent stake in Kishore Biyanis Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd (FLFL) for nearly Rs 196 crore through open market transactions.As per the block deal data available with NSE, PI Opportunities Fund 1, part of PremjiInvest, today purchased 62 lakh shares, or 3.26 per cent stake, in FLFL.The shares were acquired at an average price of Rs 316 apiece, valuing the transaction at Rs 195.92 crore, according to the data.The shares were sold by Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd and India Opportunities Growth Fund Ltd – Pinewood Strategy.The stock of FLFL dipped 2.94 per cent to end the day at Rs 308.50 per unit on NSE.FLFL owns and markets over two dozen fashion brands through exclusive brand outlets, department stores and multi brand outlets, as well as company operated chains such as Central, Brand Factory and Planet Sports. PTI VRN MKJlast_img read more

  • Padres’ Ross Cools Mets, 5-0

    first_imgSAN DIEGO — It was no surprise to see San Diego Padres All-Star Tyson Ross shut down the New York Mets. The run support he received from his teammates was quite out of character.Ross threw seven shutout innings the night of July 19, and the light-hitting Padres hit three homers in a 6-0 victory that snapped New York’s four-game winning streak.“We’ve talked about the maturity, the development of Tyson the last month or so,” Padres Manager Bud Black said. “About what it means to be one of those guys at the front end of the rotation, to stop losing streaks and put zeroes on the board, to really throw great games, to really shut down opponents.“He is starting to do that.”Ross (8-10) allowed only four hits in his first start following his first All-Star appearance. He struck out six and issued three walks. Three relievers pitched the final two innings to seal the Padres’ seventh shutout.Yasmani Grandal, Will Venable and Seth Smith homered as San Diego won for the third time in 11 games. The Mets had won nine of 11.That the Padres became offensive when Ross was pitching was the news. In his previous eight starts, the Padres scored more than one run only once, in a 3-0 win on July 2 against the Reds. Overall, they had scored only five runs in that span.“It’s always a little bit easier pitching with a lead,” Ross said. “It’s more comfortable and you don’t have to worry about making mistakes and being down.“Yasmani came up with a big homer early, and the guys followed through from there. It was a good team win.”New York’s Dillon Gee (4-2) worked five innings, allowing four runs and five hits in his second start since missing two months with a strained right lat. Gee struck out eight with no walks.Ross didn’t surrender a hit in the first four innings. His bid to throw the first no-hitter in Padres history was derailed by Travis d’Arnaud’s four-hopper that ricocheted off third base for an infield single.The Mets were stymied by Ross’ mid-90s fastball, tight sinker and a biting slider. “He had great stuff,” New York Manager Terry Collins said. “That is why he is on the All-Star team.”The Mets didn’t have a runner reach scoring position until the seventh when Lucas Duda singled, Kirk Nieuwenhuis walked and Juan Lagares singled to load the bases. But Ruben Tejada struck out to end the threat.Gee was stranded on first after a two-out walk in the second inning, and d’Arnaud was erased at second on a double play after his single in the fifth.Pinch-hitter Eric Young Jr. walked with one out in the sixth inning, but was thrown out by Grandal when he tried to steal second. Curtis Granderson followed with the Mets’ second hit, but Daniel Murphy grounded out to Ross.Smith’s homer in the sixth pushed the Padres ahead 5-0.Venable hit his first home run since June 10 in the fourth inning, extending the Padres’ lead to 4-0. “It was a little weird. Just a bad night,” Gee said.San Diego took a 3-0 lead in the third inning, thanks to a big hit by Headley and a bad throw by Nieuwenhuis.Headley’s one-out single scored Ross, and when Nieuwenhuis’ relay to third base landed in the Mets’ dugout, Alexi Amarista, who had singled, scored, as well.Grandal staked Ross to a 1-0 edge in the second inning with his eighth homer, a 440-foot blast to right-center. “I didn’t see the swing but I heard it,” Ross said. “It was loud.”(JAY PARIS)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • Croatia Eyes World Cup Spot With 4-1 Win Over Greece

    first_imgZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia took a decisive step toward World Cup qualification on Thursday, overwhelming Greece for a 4-1 victory in the first leg of their playoff.Captain Luka Modric, whose recent form for Real Madrid had been criticized in Spain, opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 13th minute – before leaping into the air in celebration.Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi awarded the penalty after Greece goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis failed to control the ball and fouled Nikola Kalinic with a poorly judged clearance.Kalinic added another goal six minutes later, flicking in a cross from Ivan Strinic with the side of his foot.Greece struggled to regain composure and rarely attacked, but Sokratis Papastathopoulos briefly silenced the home crowd, sending a header over keeper Danijel Subasic and into the net.However, relief for the visitors was short lived. Ivan Perisic headed in a cross from Sime Vrsaljko in the 33nd minute as the Croats dominated both wings.The fourth goal came four minutes after the break from Andrej Kramaric, swooping in after another Greek error, by Kostas Stafylidis.As fans and players celebrated at Zagreb’s Maksimir Stadium, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic highlighted the second leg on Sunday.“We had a tremendous game. I’ve thanked the players and the fans who made us feel like we had an extra man on the pitch,” Dalic said. “But it’s not over. This was the first game.“Our aim tonight was to pressure Greece down the wings, and that worked. We had a lapse in concentration and conceded a goal, but I can’t really complain.”Over 90 minutes, the Croats dominated possession and had nine shots on goal compared to Greece’s three.“It was a very difficult night for us … We have never made so many mistakes in one game,” Papastathopoulos said. “Of course Croatia has the upper hand now. They have a 90 percent chance of going through.”Greece coach Michael Skibbe said his team failed to fully recover from the first goal.“If you help your opponents score the first and the fourth goal then it’s very difficult to be competitive,” he said. “Of course we are very unhappy right now. We will be a better team in the next match.”DARKO BANDIC, Associated PressDerek Gatopoulos contributed from Athens, GreeceTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • VersaLogic adds global wireless capability to Arm-based computer product line

    first_imgVersaLogic announces the Swordtail — the latest in their line of production-ready Arm-based embedded computers. Featuring models with either the NXP i.MX6 Quad (quad core), or the i.MX6 DualLite (dual core) processors, the Swordtail includes on-board Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a cellular plug-in socket. At home in hostile environments the compact 95 x 95 mm computer board is rated for operation at full industrial temperature range (-40 to +85°C). Unlike many Arm-based “modules”, VersaLogic’s new Arm-based products are complete board-level computers. They do not require additional carrier cards, companion boards, connector break-out boards, or other add-ons to function.Swordtail boards have been designed to enable transmission of maintenance or diagnostic information without the need for a wired connection. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios are included on board, and a NimbleLink Skywire socket supports a wide range of optional cellular and other wireless plug-ins.The Swordtail embedded computer board is ready for off-the-shelf deployment into demanding industrial, smart city and transportation applications requiring rugged, long-life, power efficient, and industrial temperature rated solutions. Both Swordtail models feature soldered-on memory, and a variety of I/O connections. In addition to wireless capability, the on-board I/O includes a Gigabit Ethernet port with network boot capability, two USB 2.0 Ports, serial I/O (RS-232), CAN Bus, microSD socket, and I2C interface. The boards can accommodate up to 32 GB of on-board flash storage. Designed for COTS and MCOTS users, Swordtail can be modified for specific applications in quantities as low as 100 pieces.Many applications that require lower power or lower heat dissipation also need very high levels of reliability. Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, VersaLogic’s Swordtail also meets MIL-STD-202H specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. Carefully engineered and validated, Swordtail excels in unforgiving environments.Like other VersaLogic products, the Swordtail is designed for long-term availability (10+ year typical production lifecycle).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Xilinx extends Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC portfolio to full sub-6GHz spectrum supportNext IBASE: low-power IBQ800 Qseven CPU module for extended temperature rangelast_img read more


    first_imgPlans are under way to construct a 200-megawatt wind farm in Plymouth County.Invenergy, a Chicago based company, is currently seeking easements from landowners.Plymouth County Zoning Administrator Alan Lucken says the plan calls for between 80 and 88 wind generator turbines all which would be located in the eastern townships of Plymouth County.The company needs to secure all of the landowner easements, and then meet with Plymouth County Board of Adjustment.That meeting would be a time for public input.<

  • 9 months agoAC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta excited after winning debut

    first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta excited after winning debutby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta is excited about his move to Italy.Paqueta made his debut in the Coppa Italia win over Sampdoria.He said, “Milan is a beautiful city, with a very different culture. I hope my wife and I can settle in, so I can focus on my primary objective, which is helping Milan to win.“Milan are a club known worldwide for their history, their success and the Brazilians who have come through here, such as my idol Kaka.“I hope, along with my teammates, to bring Milan back to winning ways, achieve great trophies and bring the fans joy.” last_img

  • Ronaldo the cherry on top for Portugal – Petkovic

    first_imgSwitzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic felt Portugal’s “street smarts” and the performance of Cristiano Ronaldo were decisive in the first Nations League semi-final.A hat-trick from the Juventus star sent the host nation into Sunday’s final with a 3-1 victory over Switzerland in Porto on Wednesday.The Swiss were the stronger side for spells of the match and deserved to be level when Ronaldo’s first-half free-kick was cancelled out by Ricardo Rodriguez’s penalty. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, Ronaldo scored twice more in the space of two minutes in the closing stages to secure a showdown with either England or Netherlands on Sunday.”Congratulations to Portugal,” Petkovic said afterwards, as quoted by UEFA.com. “They had street smarts, they had the cherry on top of the cake and that made the difference. Four shots, three goals.”On the one hand, we were up against a very strong opponent, but over 90 minutes we showed we’re a strong team and that we can make life for a top side difficult, too.”We were trying to keep the score; we had the chance to get a second but didn’t take it. We got outnumbered at the back and conceded. Their top player made the difference.”Switzerland’s penalty was awarded in remarkable circumstances, with referee Felix Brych penalising Nelson Semedo for a trip on Steven Zuber after a VAR review, having initially given Portugal a spot-kick for a foul by Fabian Schar on Bernardo Silva.”The foul wasn’t that clear – the penalty we were given – but it was the right decision and in conformity with the rules and the referee did a very good job,” was Petkovic’s assessment.Xherdan Shaqiri, who impressed for a Switzerland side that will now contest the third-place play-off, thinks his side must learn to be more ruthless.”We were the better team, for sure, but Ronaldo decided the game. This is football sometimes,” said the Liverpool man. “We can’t always play well and lose. We have to learn from our mistakes and do better next time.”last_img read more

  • 300 push-ups when bored: Andre Russell flaunts biceps after firing KKR to win over SRH

    first_img commentary 300 push-ups when bored: Andre Russell flaunts biceps after firing KKR to win over SRHAndre Russell, who has suffered a few injury concerns over the last 12 months, began his IPL 2019 campaign with a bang as he fired Kolkata Knight RIders to a six-wicket win over former champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.  graphs advertisement No data available!center_img India Today Web Desk KolkataMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 12:50 IST IPL 2019: Andre Russell spoke about the rehabilitation process he had underwent during his recovery from a knee injury (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndre Russell smashed a 19-ball 49 in KKR’s six-wicket win over SRH on SundayRussell revealed he tends to do push ups in his hotel room whenever he is boredRussell is eyeing a World Cup berth with the West Indies after recovering well from knee issuesWest Indies all-rounder Andre Russell said he is excited about the way Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) started their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 campaign on Sunday.KKR gunned down a 182-run target with considerable ease at the Eden Gardens against former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), thanks to Andre Russell’s pyrotechnics that sent the cricket-crazy crowd at the Eden into a frenzy. Russell smashed 49, including four huge sixes, from just 19 balls as he took KKR past the finish line.Russell was ruthless in his approach as he tonked some of the best in the business, including SRH captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar, across all part of the wicket.At one point in the chase, KKR were looking down and out following the quick wickets of captain Dinesh Karthik and half-centurion Nitish Rana but Russell made sure KKR opened the campaign with two points in their kitty.Speaking to teammate Robin Uthappa in a candid post-match chat for the IPL website, Russell also revealed that he does close to 300 push-ups whenever he is bored at the hotel room.”Well, not now [push-ups]. When I was bored, I was doing 300 push ups every few days. That got me interested. We had a good night out and I am excited the way we have started the season,” Russell said while talking up his ability to hit big ones at will.Robin & Dre Russ Unplugged @robbieuthappa tries to discover the secret behind @Russell12A’s big hitting & what’s with the 300 push ups story? Interview by @28anandFind out more here https://t.co/KPuZs95Aby pic.twitter.com/D7Q5JIiSrgadvertisementIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 25, 2019Russell has been one of the consistent performers for KKR over the years but there were doubts over his participation in IPL 2019 as he was bogged down by a knee injury over the last 10 months. Russell had missed West Indies’ tour of India last year and only returned to the national set up in the recently-concluded ODI series against England at home.With a World Cup berth up for grabs, Russell will be hoping to impress the West Indies selectors with a strong show in IPL 2019. If early signs are anything to go by, then the KKR batsman is going to set the stage on fire in the 12th edition of the cash-rich league.Speaking about the hard yards that a professional athlete needs to come up with, Russell added: “Sometimes, people and fans see us performing and doing our stuff on the field. It takes a lot while doing rehabilitation. We have to be on our beds, burning your glute. These things are annoying but this is what professional athletes have to do.”The hard work that we put in behind the scenes, you know, comes out in the middle.”Having sealed a convincing win in their opening match, KKR will take on Kings XI Punjab in their second home game on Wednesday.Also Read | Andre Russell wanted to cry after KKR’s win over SRH, says Shah Rukh KhanAlso Read | One of the deadliest T20 batsmen: Fans salute Andre Russell after he shocks SRHAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow Andre RussellFollow IPL 2019Follow Kolkata Knight Riders view more view less scorecardlast_img read more

  • I felt this was important: Sachin Tendulkar on ICC’s Super Over rule change

    first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 16, 2019 16:05 IST Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar had earlier recommended the removal of the same ruleEngland were adjudged winners of the July 14 final owing to more number of boundariesMany former players and fans criticised the rule after the nerve-wracking finalHe was the first to recommend it and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday welcomed the ICC’s decision to stop boundary count as a way of deciding knockout games in its global tournaments like the World Cup.The International Cricket Council on Monday changed the Super Over rule for all its major tournaments following the uproar over the outcome of the men’s World Cup final in July when England were declared winners against New Zealand on boundary count.After the board meetings in Dubai, the ICC decided that in semi-finals and finals of future global tournaments, if the teams score the same number of runs in their Super Overs, the process will be repeated until one side wins.”I felt this was important as it is a fair way to obtain a result when nothing else separates the 2 teams,” Tendulkar tweeted in favour of the move.England were adjudged winners of the July 14 final owing to more number of boundaries — 22 fours and two sixes to New Zealand’s 16 — after the regulation game and the ensuing Super Over ended in a tie.Two days later, Tendulkar endorsed a second Super Over to decide the winner instead of applying the boundary count rule.Many former players and fans criticised the rule after the nerve-wracking final, prompting the game’s governing body to rethink.The ICC on Monday said in a statement: “In group stages, if the Super Over is tied, the match will be tied. In semifinals and finals, there is one change to the Super Over regulation in keeping with the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win, the Super Over will be repeated until one team has more runs than the other.”advertisementThe change, however, did not find favour with New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and the team’s former batting coach Craig McMillan, both of whom mocked it as a late-in-the-day decision.Tendulkar also congratulated his former teammate Sourav Ganguly, who is to be appointed as next BCCI president.”Congrats on being elected the @BCCI President, Dadi. I am sure you will continue to serve Indian Cricket like you always have! Best wishes to the new team that will take charge,” the batting great wrote on the microblogging site.Also Read | You have always served Indian cricket: Tendulkar congratulates new BCCI president GangulyAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow ICC I felt this was important: Sachin Tendulkar on ICC’s Super Over rule changeBatting legend Sachin Tendulkar lauded International Cricket Council (ICC) for amendment in the rule in case of a tie in knockout games of tournaments like World Cup.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

  • Labour Minister Commends Household Workers

    first_img Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, has commended household helpers for their dedication and tireless service to their employers. Anthony Houston and Cherilene Williams-Case, who were crowned  this year’s male and female champions, respectively, walked away with  $300,000 cash  each from GraceKennedy; $30,000 from First Global Bank; food vouchers valued at $25,000 from Hi-Lo Food Stores as well as the Heather Little-White first-place trophy.  “Your work as caregivers, gardeners, nannies, cooks, handymen, and the list goes on, is indispensable to the running of Jamaica’s economy.  We salute you for your tireless and often overlooked work,” the Minister said, as she addressed the GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year Awards presentation ceremony on October 5 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. Story Highlights Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, has commended household helpers for their dedication and tireless service to their employers.“Your work as caregivers, gardeners, nannies, cooks, handymen, and the list goes on, is indispensable to the running of Jamaica’s economy.  We salute you for your tireless and often overlooked work,” the Minister said, as she addressed the GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year Awards presentation ceremony on October 5 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston.“We cannot say thank you enough for the value that you offer.  You are our unsung heroes. Because of you, we know that our children, our property and many aspects of our lives are in trusted hands,” the Minister said.Anthony Houston and Cherilene Williams-Case, who were crowned  this year’s male and female champions, respectively, walked away with  $300,000 cash  each from GraceKennedy; $30,000 from First Global Bank; food vouchers valued at $25,000 from Hi-Lo Food Stores as well as the Heather Little-White first-place trophy.The Minister congratulated the winners for their accomplishments and encouraged them to continue in their pursuit of excellence.She also lauded GraceKennedy for the initiative, which she said exemplifies its commitment to the social and economic advancement of Jamaica while recognising the positive contribution that these workers make within the household and, by extension, the wider society.Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson (right), speaking with Group Chief Executive Officer for GraceKennedy Limited, Senator Don Wehby, at the GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year Awards Presentation Ceremony, held on October 5 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston.Meanwhile, Group Chief Executive Officer for GraceKennedy, Senator Don Wehby, said the cash prizes were put to good use by the previous winners who have used the funds to further their education. “At GraceKennedy, we promote lifelong learning,” he added.Senator Wehby said that household workers are among those unsung heroes who provide a support system for persons to achieve their goals.GraceKennedy will also be partnering with professional and vocational training institute, City and Guilds, to fund a portion of the cost of courses for the winners, with a contingency for an additional $100,000 to be used for incidental school-related expenses.The male and female runners-up received $200,000 in cash each; $20,000 from First Global Bank and $15,000 in gift vouchers, while the remaining six nominees received $10,000 each from GraceKennedy and $10,000 in food vouchers.A citation was also read and a gift presented to specially invited guest, former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, in recognition of her many years of dedicated service and for her contribution to nation building in the areas of gender, labour and decent work.Named in honour of the late Dr. Heather Little-White, to recognise her years of service to the company and for training and encouraging household workers to improve their lives, the GraceKennedy/Heather Little White Household Worker of the Year Award was inaugurated in 2014 to recognise and reward Jamaica’s household workers.last_img read more

  • TSX heads higher amid rising commodities worries about US budget showdown

    Miners and energy companies helped give the Toronto stock market a solid lift mid-morning Thursday as prices for oil and copper advanced.At the same time, traders are trying to gauge the likelihood of a U.S. federal government shutdown and the economic fallout from such an event.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 57.03 points to 12,893.74, while the Canadian dollar was up 0.05 of a cent to 97.01 cents US.U.S. indexes were sharply higher after worries about the U.S. economy and a looming budget battle in Washington sent the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 lower for the past five sessions.The Dow gained 92.5 points to 15,365.76, the Nasdaq was ahead 31.59 points to 3,792.68, and the S&P 500 index rose 9.17 points to 1,701.94 as two financial deadlines for the U.S. government loom.Congress needs to pass a funding bill to keep the federal government operating after Oct. 1, when its new fiscal year starts. And the U.S. borrowing limit needs to be raised before Oct. 17.Markets are nervous as investors remember the summer of 2011 when a similar situation roiled markets at a time when Europe’s debt crisis was flaring, and prompted Standard & Poor’s to strip the U.S. of its triple A credit rating.“While a limited shutdown of a week or two is unlikely to derail the expansion, a prolonged one certainly could,” observed BMO Capital Markets senior economist Sal Guatieri.“Moreover, if the government needs to slash spending further to meet its obligations beyond Oct. 17, the direct impact alone, not even considering the turbulence in financial markets and knock-on effects to confidence, would easily tip the economy into recession.”President Barack Obama has said he won’t negotiate on the debt limit. But positions appeared to harden mid-morning after House Speaker John Boehner said that “it doesn’t work that way” and that Americans don’t want either Obamacare or a government shutdown.There was good news on the U.S. housing front as a report showed that average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week to 4.32 per cent, their lowest point in two months. The decline follows the Federal Reserve’s decision last week to hold off slowing its monthly bond purchases.On the corporate front, Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) and U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp. say they will offer Canadians a high-speed Internet access in their vehicles. The cost of the project, pricing for the services and dates for the rollout weren’t included in a joint statement issued by the companies, which have two of North America’s largest telecommunications networks. Rogers was up 15 cents to $45.06.BlackBerry shares were up 19 cents or 2.3 per cent to $8.45 on the TSX after Fairfax Financial chief executive Prem Watsa said that he has every intention of completing the acquisition of the smartphone maker, adding his firm is not in the business of making an offer and then walking away or redoing the deal.Fairfax (TSX:FFH) has proposed to take the company private with a consortium of unnamed financiers for US$9 per share. But its shares fell about six per cent Wednesday amid wavering confidence that a solid Fairfax deal will materialize.A Norwegian energy firm Statoil is estimating that an untapped oil field off Canada’s east coast contains between 300 and 600 million barrels of recoverable oil, making it one of the biggest discoveries in recent years. Calgary-based Husky Energy (TSX:HSE), another major producer in Newfoundland’s current offshore oilfields, is Statoil’s partner in the area, with a 35 per cent working interest in three discoveries. Husky shares were ahead 89 cents to $29.95.Commodity prices were generally higher and the base metals sector rose 1.6 per cent while December copper gained five cents to US$3.32 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) rose 81 cents to C$29.39.The energy sector was ahead almost one per cent as the November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved up 38 cents to US$103.04 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) was 47 cents higher to C$32.89.The gold sector rose 0.3 per cent as bullion prices headed lower with the December contract in New York down $1 to US$1,335.20 an ounce.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) says the Supreme Court of Chile has upheld rulings that require the miner to complete a water management system for the Pascua-Lama mining project, to the satisfaction of the country’s environment ministry, before resuming construction. Barrick has submitted a plan that estimates completion of the water management system by the end of 2014. Its shares were a penny higher to C$19.30.European bourses were mixed with London’s FTSE 100 index up 0.35 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX added 0.13 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.04 per cent. read more

  • EU hails Sri Lankas stand against death penalty

    The statement noted that the Death Penalty represents an unacceptable denial of human dignity and violates the right to life universally affirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and reaffirmed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Its worldwide abolition is a priority. Sri Lanka currently has more than 400 prisoners under sentence of Death.  101 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes.“Make your voice heard for Sri Lanka to be part of the solution – not part of the problem.  Tweet #NoDeathPenalty,” the joint statement added.The statement was signed by David Daly, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Jean-Marin Schuh, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Dr. Jürgen Morhard, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Paolo Andrea Bartorelli, Ambassador of Italy to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Joanne Doornewaard, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Dr. Victor Chiujdea, Ambassador of Romania to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, James Dauris, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. (Colombo Gazette) The statement said that evidence from around the world shows there is no evidence that the Death Penalty deters crime. It also notes that the Death Penalty is irreversible, mistaken identity and wrongful convictions do happen, many death sentences are issued after confessions obtained by torture and innocent people die. The European Union (EU) today welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha that Sri Lanka would vote in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution on a moratorium on the Death Penalty.A joint statement issue by the EU in Colombo said that the European Union, Norway and Switzerland oppose the Death Penalty in all circumstances. The statement also noted that suspects are more likely to be sentenced to death if they are poor or belong to an ethnic or religious minority.Last year, at least 22 countries around the world carried out executions and at least 2,466 people were sentenced to death – an increase of 28%. Many of those convicted spend years on Death Row, waiting to see if a reprieve will be granted. read more

  • US home construction soars to fastest pace in 5 years as builders

    by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2013 6:34 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. builders broke ground on homes at the fastest pace in more than five years, evidence the housing recovery is accelerating despite higher mortgage rates.The Commerce Department says developers began construction on houses and apartments in November at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million. That’s the fastest pace since February 2008, just a few months after the recession began.Construction of single-family homes jumped 21 per cent to an annual pace of 727,000, also the highest in more than five years. Apartment construction soared 26 per cent to a 354,000 annual pace.Permits for future building slipped 3 per cent to just over 1 million, down from 1.04 million in October. The drop reflected a decline in apartments, which can be volatile. Permits for single-family homes rose. US home construction soars to fastest pace in 5 years as builders shrug off higher rates read more

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  • Clippers close opening homestand with loss

    Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Armando Galarraga silenced the bats of the Columbus Clippers in a 6-3 victory Thursday at Huntington Park.In the final game of the season-opening home stand, the Clippers fell to a division-leading 5-3 record.Galarraga came into the game with a 1.80 ERA. He pitched 6 1/3 innings for the Mud Hens on Thursday, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out six hitters. Galarraga started off the season with the Mud Hens after spending the majority of the last two seasons pitching for the Detroit Tigers. He had a promising year for the Tigers in 2008 with a 13-7 record and a 3.73 ERA, but his production slipped in 2009 with a 6-10 record and a 5.64 ERA.The Clippers came into the game with a league-leading .326 batting average, and 53 runs in just seven games.However, the Clippers didn’t have a hit until the fifth inning against Galarraga. “He had command of the outside corner with his fastball, and his slider was pretty good. He made very few mistakes with it over the plate,” Clippers designated hitter Shelley Duncan said.Jeanmar Gomez, last year’s Most Valuable Pitcher in the Eastern League for Class AA Akron, was the starting pitcher for the Clippers. In Gomez’s first start of the season, he pitched five innings in a loss against the Indianapolis Indians allowing three runs on four hits, but didn’t record a loss. Gomez looked strong early, allowing one hit through the first three innings. Gomez had to work his way out of trouble in the fourth inning. Brent Dlugach hit an infield single, and Brennan Boesch reached base on an error by Clippers first baseman Wes Hodges to lead off the inning for the Mud Hens. An RBI single by Ryan Strieby scored the first run of the game for the Mud Hens. A single by Jeff Larish loaded up the bases with no outs. Gomez forced Jeff Frazier into a double play, and then struck out Casper Wells to limit the Mud Hens to one run in the inning. In the top of the fifth inning, Gomez let up four consecutive hits including a home run off the scoreboard in right field by Boesch, giving the Mud Hens a 5-0 lead. The Clippers weren’t ready to give up, as they have come from behind in four of their five victories this year. Jose Constanza started off the sixth inning with a double in the gap between left and center field. Shelley Duncan had an RBI single to score Constanza, and continued his 20-game on-base streak. The Clippers rallied in the seventh inning to score two more runs on a Chris Gimenez home run, cutting the Mud Hens lead to 5-3. Gimenez was the last batter that Galarraga faced. Josh Rainwater pitched the rest of the seventh inning and the eighth inning, allowing two hits but no runs. The Mud Hens scored another run in the ninth off Clippers pitcher Steven Wright to give them a 6-3 lead. Jay Sborz came in to close the game for the Mud Hens. The Clippers made it interesting, putting two runners on base in the ninth inning with the tying run at the plate, but a groundout by Jason Donald sealed the deal for the Mud Hens. “I think that the first couple games when we did come back, it gave us confidence and let the guys know that we can come back, even if we’re down we just keep chipping away,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “I had that feeling today even though we weren’t able to win the ball game. All you can ask of the guys is to play hard and play nine full innings, and in the end we’ll see what the outcome is.” Carlos Santana, Clippers catcher and International League Player of the Week, and Trevor Crowe, Clippers outfielder, were given a day of rest and did not play against the Mud Hens. read more