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first_imgMOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening In the second game, Phoenix survived Meralco in overtime, 93-92, behind superb play by Justin Chua, who finished with a game-high 24 points.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer gets to unveil its souped-up roster when it battles Columbian Dyip on Friday.The two teams tangle at 4:30 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome with the Dyip all set to unveil top overall pick CJ Perez.Terrence Romeo will make his debut in a San Miguel Beer uniform, adding depth to an already potent Beermen roster.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Broner feels one punch can turn Vegas into block party Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “He (Bolick) really complements the team,” said NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio in Filipino.“He’s made for the PBA. He’s a winner and coachable; he listens,” Jarencio added.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 starsThe former San Beda ace hardly missed as he hit 10 of his 12 attempts from the field.Paolo Taha added a career-high 21 points while Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle, who is coming off his best PBA season where he finished second in the MVP race behind five-time winner June Mar Fajardo, had 19 and 16 points, respectively. But Pringle’s biggest achievement may have been giving Bolick the confidence to settle into his game.“He’s a scoring champion and an MVP type of player but he’s very humble and simple. He keeps telling me to ‘just play your game,’” said Bolick.“We want to surpass our performance in each of the three conferences this season,” said Jarencio, whose squad wound up second to the last in the standings last conference with a 2-9 mark.Another rookie in Abu Tratter, who was the seventh pick by NLEX before being traded to Blackwater along with Paul Desiderio in exchange for talented big man Poy Erram in the offseason, showed up with team-highs 18 points and nine rebounds.But the Elite had no answer for the firepower flashed by the Batang Pier, who moved Bolick to the point to allow Pringle the freedom to look for his shots.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 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 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick made quite a good first impression in his PBA debut after leading NorthPort’s rout of Blackwater, 117-91, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Bolick, the third overall pick in last month’s draft, wasted no time in announcing his arrival in the pros, scoring 10 of his game-high 26 points in the first six minutes of the game.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

PV Sindhu Focussed on Semi-final Despite Stunning Win Over Tai Tzu Ying in World Championships

first_img badmintonbwf world championshipsPV Sindhutai tzu ying First Published: August 23, 2019, 11:51 PM IST Basel: Moments after her stunning quarter-final victory over World No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the BWF World Championships here on Friday, star shuttler PV Sindhu said that she was not settling for this and would want to put in another good show in the last-four clash.”I need to focus and get back for the next game. I am not happy with this win, there is still the semi-final to play for and I hope to give my best,” Sindhu said after beating Tai Tzu 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 to storm in the semi-finals, thus assuring herself of a fifth medal at the World Championships. Sindhu was down in the dumps after the first game and came back strongly to win a close second one to keep her hopes alive in the contest. In the decider, she rallied to beat her old nemesis 21-19, showing her appetite for the big stage once again.”I gave away the lead in the first game. It was hard to comeback. In the second game, we fought till the last point. At 20-20, it was anybody’s game,” the world No. 5 Rio Olympics silver medallist said.”I was trailing in the third game but I fought hard,” she added.This was the 15th encounter between the two players with Tai Tzu enjoying a superior record against her, but Sindhu had won their last contest in 2018.”She is a top player and for me every match is important. She has a different game every time. We have played a lot before so we know each other’s game,” Sindhu said of her opponent. 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.last_img read more

Ranji Trophy, Day 1: Delhi take slender lead against Saurashtra on 18-wicket day

first_imgDelhi reached 194/8 to take a slender 102-run lead in their Ranji Trophy cricket match against a lacklustre Saurashtra on a day which witnessed 18 wickets fall at the Reliance Stadium at Vadodara on Wednesday.Electing to field after winning the toss, Delhi bundled Saurashtra out for a paltry 92 with pacers Sumit Narwal and Pradeep Sangwan taking four wickets each.In reply, Delhi found themselves struggling at 57/4 before wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant with a 28-ball 40 along with Manan Sharma (33) and Sangwan (39 not out) guided the side to some sort of respectability at stumps.In other matches, Punjab rode on half centuries from Uday Kaul (86) and Mandeep Singh (78) to reach 216/4 at stumps on the opening day of their tie against Mumbai at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.Mumbai medium-pacer Shardul Thakur, who was named as a back-up for Mohammed Shami for the fourth Test against England, took 2/44 from his 18 overs.Meanwhile, Gujarat stumbled after opener Priyank Kirit Panchal’s brilliant 113 to end on 267/7 against Tamil Nadu at the K.S.C.A. Stadium at Belagavi in Karnataka. For the southern side, T. Natrajan and Baba Aparajith took two wickets apiece.Bengal reached 185/4 after Abhimanyu Easwaran (68 not out) and Srivats Goswami (52 not out) put together an unbroken 97-run stand for the fifth wicket against Madhya Pradesh before bad light stopped play at the Palam Ground in Delhi.Jammu and Kashmir have hit back, courtesy pacer Samiullah Beigh’s 4/56, but the start of the day was 19-year-old Amandeep Khare (106), who brought up his second first-class century to take Chhattisgarh to 217/6 at stumps.advertisementKarnataka reached 67/1 at stumps after bundling Maharashtra out for 163 on the opening day of their Ranji tie at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium at Mohali. Karnataka skipper R. Vinay Kumar led from the front with five wickets.Haryana recovered from a precarious position to score a modest 231 all out before reducing Tripura to 70/4 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. For Haryana, Chaitanya Bishnoi top-scored with 52 runs while skipper Mohit Sharma was unbeaten on 39 before the team was packed back.In Greater Noida, Vidarbha left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate picked up three wickets as Rajasthan were bundled out for 140. In reply, Vidarbha reached 14/0 before bad light forced an early closure of the play on the opening day.Hyderabad pace duo of Chama Milind (5/28) and Ravi Kiran (4/33) shared nine wickets between them to bundle Andhra for a paltry 190 at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. In reply, Hyderabad reached 10/0 in the seven overs of play before stumps.Goa rode on opener Sagun Kamat’s defiant 104 to reach 260/6 at stumps against Himachal Pradesh at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Darshan Misal scored an unbeaten 68 while Snehal Kauthankar also contributed with 43 runs for Goa.The Services were 103/4 at close against Kerala at the Karnail Singh Stadium in Delhi with opener Anshul Gupta unbeaten on 52.Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav top scored with unbeaten 77 runs to lift Uttar Pradesh to 360/7 at stumps against Baroda at the Golf Club Ground in Nasik. Akshdeep Nath (45) and Rinku Singh (40) also made notable contributions.last_img read more

Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne return for second Test vs India

first_imgSri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been included in the 16-man squad for the second Test of the three-match series against India which begins on Thursday after recovering from illness.Chandimal, 27, missed the first Test due to pneumonia, as India won by 304 runs at Galle, but will return as Sri Lanka look to level the series at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.He will be joined by batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, who last played an international Test in June 2016.Thirimanne will replace the injured Asela Gunaratne, who has been ruled out of the series with a fractured thumb, while seamer Suranga Lakmal has been excluded due to back problems, according to media reports.Left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan, who was dropped for the first match, is set to return. Veteran Rangana Herath, who suffered a finger injury and failed to bat in the final innings of the first Test, has been retained in the squad.India can seal the series with a win in Colombo, before the final Test commences on August 12 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Thirimanne.last_img read more

NEWSALERT-APPOINTMENT 2

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Jim Harbaugh Blasts Nick Saban In Twitter Response To Satellite Camp Rant

first_imgJim Harbaugh argues with a referee.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines talks with the referee first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It happened, everyone. Jim Harbaugh is taking direct shots at Nick Saban on Twitter. This afternoon, Saban went on a lengthy rant against satellite camps, which Harbaugh has been the loudest proponent of over the last two seasons. Saban mentioned Harbaugh directly during his screed, though he was fairly diplomatic when bringing up the Michigan head coach. From AL.com:“I’m not blaming Jim Harbaugh, I’m not saying anything about him,” Saban said. “I’m just saying it’s bad for college football. Jim Harbaugh can do whatever he wants to do. I’m not saying anything bad about him if he thinks that’s what’s best. There needs to be somebody that looks out for what’s best for the game, not what’s best for the Big 10 or what’s best for the SEC, or what’s best for Jim Harbaugh, but what’s best for the game of college football — the integrity of the game, the coaches, the players and the people that play it. That’s bigger than all of this.Apparently, that doesn’t matter to Harbaugh, who put an unnamed Saban on blast moments ago.“Amazing” to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly “amazing.”— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 1, 2016Jim Harbaugh won’t stop until he’s taken shots at every single rival coach in the college football world.last_img read more

Solskjaer’s super-sub magic rubs off on Lukaku & Sanchez

first_imgWhether it’s playing the opposition off the park or delivering the key decisions at the vital moment, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cannot seem to do any wrong right now.This wasn’t a vibrant attacking performance full of goals and showreel highlights like the trio which had preceded it, but Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Wednesday night gave further proof that Solskjaer has injected something new into his side’s make-up.In throwing on players as talented as Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez for the final half-hour, the United caretaker manager must have known there was half a chance his substitutes would deliver. 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? But the former Everton man’s immediate opener, and then the involvement of both replacements in Marcus Rashford’s clinching second, would have delighted the man who made his name as a super-sub during his 11-year playing spell at Old Trafford.In the first half, there was nowhere near as much of the sharpness or intensity of their three previous performances on display, with the occasional opportunity at one end often being offset by one calamity or another at the other.And while United initially headed out after the break with a little more vigour, it was soon the home side ramping up the pressure once more as Christian Atsu continued to cause problems for Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof.With Newcastle set up in their familiar tight block, this was always likely to be Solskjaer’s toughest test yet and so it played out for much of the first hour. But when it came to him having to make a tactical switch, the Norwegian was in the most privileged position in his four-game reign.Having brought Lukaku off the bench again Bournemouth on Sunday, this time he had both the Belgian and Alexis Sanchez to call upon. And when he threw the pair into the action in the 63rd minute, Lukaku repaid him immediately with the kind of impact Solskjaer himself would have been proud of.Rashford’s dipping free-kick caused trouble for Martin Dubravka, and Lukaku was on hand to sweep home the loose ball with his first touch of the game only 38 seconds after his arrival.Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 2018-19Just as there had been a feeling beginning to grow that Solskjaer’s magic was about to be truly tested, the goal simply sparked even louder and more raucous renditions of the numerous songs featuring the former striker’s name.It was an inevitability that United would get opportunities on the counter as Newcastle searched for an opening, and after Lukaku made progress down the right, Sanchez took his fellow sub’s pass and played a delightful ball to the unmarked Rashford to slide home their second.United found a way to win, which in many ways had been the hallmark of what little progress they made under Jose Mourinho earlier in the season, but it was done in a very different way.Marcus Rashford Manchester United 2018-19There was no Marouane Fellaini and no resorting to long, aimless balls. Instead, they stuck by the principals which Solskjaer has been so keen to promote and picked off Newcastle when the chances came.The same caveat remains after this victory in that United have still to face a top-half team since the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool which spelt the end of Mourinho, but this was as big a statement as the 5-1 mauling of Cardiff in its own way.Solskjaer not only got the clean sheet he was so desperate for, but he also got his players to show their guts when necessary while also retaining a coolness about their attacking approach.It will also be a boost to see that Chelsea dropped points as United begin the long haul that is regaining an involvement in top-four talk.Four games, four wins, 14 goals, finally a clean sheet, and Solskjaer showing he still has the special touch when it comes to substitutions.So far, so good. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Parents Encouraged to Protect Children from Contracting Dengue Fever

first_imgStory Highlights Parents are being advised to observe the recommended safety measures put forward by the Ministry of Health to protect children from contracting dengue fever. Parents are being advised to observe the recommended safety measures put forward by the Ministry of Health to protect children from contracting dengue fever.Speaking with JIS News, Consultant Paediatrician/Paediatric Nephrologist at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Dr. Sandrica Young Peart, said that children are among the most vulnerable groups at risk of contracting the virus.“Individuals or persons who have chronic or underlying conditions are also at increased risk of getting the severe form of dengue,” she said.The groups include pregnant women, infants or babies, older persons, those who have chronic underlying conditions, such as diabetes, kidney problems, sickle cell disease, cancer or persons who are taking medications that affect their immune system.“Anything that affects your immune system is going to affect your response to the virus,” Dr. Young Peart informed.She emphasised that parents can protect children by ensuring they wear long sleeves, especially at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.“These types of clothes provide maximum coverage, especially at dusk and early morning, because these are the times of day that the Aedes aegypti mosquito is likely to feed or to bite,” she added.They are also encouraged to apply insect repellent that contains DEET or picaridin to children before they go to school, and to use mosquito nets over their beds.For older children, parents can allow them to take an insect repellent with them to school, so they can reapply it throughout the course of the day.Dr. Young Peart cautioned that insect repellents that contain DEET should not be used on infants younger than two months.“Substances containing DEET are toxic to younger infants and can be poisonous and cause them to develop central nervous system symptoms of lethargy or display signs of poisoning,” she noted.She also advised parents to encourage children to stay inside as much as possible to minimise the chances of being bitten.Parents should also ensure that children maintain a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and take multi-vitamins and vitamin C to boost the immune system.“What they can do is take the same things that we encourage persons to take for any illness, such as virus or the flu, which is to take multi-vitamins, daily doses of vitamin C and eat healthy – plenty of fruits and vegetables,” Dr. Young Peart advised.She is encouraging parents to remain on high alert to see if children exhibit symptoms of the virus.Manifestations of the virus in children include persistent fever and diarrhoea. Infants may also have seizures.“What we want is to encourage parents to have a high index of suspicion for dengue fever. We recommend that once the child is having persistent fever, vomiting, losing appetite, is very lethargic or fussy and miserable, then they should take the child in to be reviewed by a physician as soon as possible,” she urged. “Individuals or persons who have chronic or underlying conditions are also at increased risk of getting the severe form of dengue,” she said. Parents are being advised to observe the recommended safety measures put forward by the Ministry of Health to protect children from contracting dengue fever.last_img read more

More than 50 lakes discovered beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

first_imgLondon: Scientists have discovered 56 previously uncharted subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet bringing the total known number of lakes to 60. Although these lakes are typically smaller than similar lakes in Antarctica, their discovery demonstrates that lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet are much more common than previously thought. For the study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers analysed over 500,000 km of airborne radio echo sounding data, which provide images of the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The team identified 54 subglacial lakes, as well as a further two using ice-surface elevation changes. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London”Researchers have a good understanding of Antarctic subglacial lakes, which can fill and drain and cause overlying ice to flow quicker,” said Jade Bowling of Lancaster University in the UK. However, until now little was known about subglacial lake distribution and behaviour beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. “This study has for the first time allowed us to start to build up a picture of where lakes form under the Greenland Ice Sheet,” said Bowling. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador”This is important for determining their influence on the wider subglacial hydrological system and ice-flow dynamics, and improving our understanding of the ice sheet’s basal thermal state,” Bowling said. The newly discovered lakes range from 0.2-5.9 km in length and the majority were found beneath relatively slow moving ice away from the largely frozen bed of the ice sheet interior and seemed to be relatively stable. However, in the future as the climate warms, surface meltwater will form lakes and streams at higher elevations on the ice sheet surface, and the drainage of this water to the bed could cause these subglacial lakes to drain and therefore become active. Closer to the margin where water already regularly gets to the bed, the researchers saw some evidence for lake activity, with two new subglacial lakes observed to drain and then refill. “The lakes we have identified tend to cluster in eastern Greenland where the bed is rough and can therefore readily trap and store meltwater and in northern Greenland, where we suggest the lakes indicate a patchwork of frozen and thawed bed conditions,” said Stephen J Livingstone, from University of Sheffield in the UK.last_img read more

Calgary officer calls for changes to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of

first_imgWith files from CityNews CALGARY (CITYNEWS) – Canada’s Police Chiefs wrapped up a four-day conference in Calgary Wednesday where they focused on several issues.The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is adopting six new resolutions, to deal with issues of organized crime and cybersecurity.Other key issues were reportedly left out of the conference according to Calgary Police Service member Kim Prodaniuk.On a post shared on LinkedIn, Prodaniuk called out the CACP Board over a lack of diversity.“We have 16 out of 17 positions that are male and one female. They’re all white and also, five out of five executive positions are male.”Prodaniuk, who represents the National Women in Law Enforcement Association, is calling for a change in the board which is holding elections soon.She said the prerequisites for becoming an officer have drastically changed.“The old days of a police officer needing to be a 6’4 white male who is heavy-handed and can defend himself and members of the public, those days have long passed. I think now, modern prerequisites for police officers should be diversity.”In March, Prodaniuk filed a lawsuit against the Calgary Police Service citing ongoing sexism, sexual harassment, and bullying.READ MORE: Lawsuit filed against Calgary Police and Police AssociationShe said that’s another issue the failed to address at the conference.“Employers have a responsibility to their employees to provide safe workplaces. This conference evidences (that) police employers in Canada have been negligent in their responsibilities to employees.”In a statement emailed to 660NEWS, the CACP says “We respect Ms. Prodaniuk’s rights to express her opinions and wish to have the opportunity to discuss her concerns with her in a personal and constructive way before addressing any inquiries from the media on this topic.”last_img read more

IPL Opener: CSK veterans ready to slog out against RCB

first_imgChennai: They made ‘Dad’s Army’ sound cool last year and defending champions Chennai Super Kings’ battle-hardened veterans are ready to prove that age is just a number when they take on Virat Kohli’s perennial underachievers Royal Challengers Bangalore in Saturday’s opening IPL encounter. For Virat Kohli, it couldn’t be a bigger statement if his young side could start off with a bang at Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ‘spritual home’, a task which will be easier said than done. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh CSK’s core team is the oldest in the tournament — 37-year-olds Dhoni and Shane Watson, 35-year-old Dwayne Bravo, 34-year-old Faf du Plessis, 33-year-olds Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav, soon-to-be 32 Suresh Raina, . Then they have two spinners with truckloads of experience — 39-year-old Imran Tahir and 38-year-old Harbhajan Singh, who have ability to change the complexion of a game with one-off over. Even the two out-of-favour India players, leg-spinner Karn Sharma (31) and seamer Mohit Sharma (30) are on the wrong side of 30’s. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later However when it comes to match awareness, the CSK players are second to none. The most consistent franchise of the Indian Premier League, who have always been in the top four, are a formidable side at home with a slow turner and a vocal crowd complementing the quality. While CSK is a three-time champion, the Bengaluru franchise is probably the biggest underachiever despite boasting of some of the best names in its squad. The outcome of Saturday’s game will depend on which team bowls better and holds its nerve as both side have players who can turn a match on its head in a jiffy. CSK’s Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja will be keen to step up their performances and seal a spot in the Indian World Cup squad. While RCB paceman Umesh Yadav will also look to shine in the IPL and make a case for selection in the England-bound playing XI. A lot has been said about the workload, especially that of the bowlers, which needs to be monitored. CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said on Wednesday that it was up to the players and as professionals, they would be aware of the requirements. CSK enjoy an impressive record against RCB, having won 15 matches and lost seven with one no-result. The hosts haven’t lost to its rival since 2014. While the home team has a well-balanced squad with most of the bases covered, RCB is facing concerns over the availability of some foreign players at certain stages of the tournament. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will again be the key man for RCB as he has been over the past seasons and will need the rest of the bowling attack to step up. Kohli has always led from the front and his exploits in the IPL are well documented, the RCB skipper will begin yet another campaign aware that his form could prove vital in the success of his side in the gruelling tournament. Squads(from) Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, David Willey, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan (wk). Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh. Match starts at 8 pm.last_img read more

Morocco Expels France’s TF1 Journalists For Lack of Compliance

Rabat – Morocco has reportedly expelled a TV crew working for French channel TF1 for shooting an interview with the brother of Ayoub El Khazzani, the Moroccan who opened fire onboard a high-speed train bound for Paris on August 21st.On Friday, Moroccan authorities ordered the TF1 crew to leave Moroccan territory due to lack of permits.A report by Alyamou24 said the French journalists‘ cameras were confiscated at Tangier’s Ibn Battouta International Airport for lacking the required shooting permits. However, the crew defied Moroccan authorities, managed to buy new cameras in Tangier and taped an interview with Imran El Khazzani, brother of the Thalys train attacker.The expulsion came in late given that TF1 aired the interview with Imran El Khazzani on Thursday night. The TF1 crew drove to Tetouan, 44.36 km (27.57 miles) away from Tangier to meet with Imran.During the interview, Imran told TF1 it is “impossible” that his younger brother Ayoub El Khazzani intended to kill others. “His education, his behavior with Christians and Muslims in general absolutely do not indicate that he is a terrorist,” he declared.On the other hand, Imran admitted that his brother can be unpredictable and violent.“My brother is a nervous man. If he has doubts that you will hurt him, he’ll kill you before you kill him,” Imran concluded.Imran and Ayoub were born and raised in Tetouan, Morocco. Their neighbors told TF1 that they cannot accept Ayoubisa terrorist.“We do not believe this story,” a neighbor said. Another one argued that it is impossible Ayoub was involved in selling or buying drugs.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Pakistan, IMF in final round of talks on $8 billion bailout

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund have launched the final round of talks over the $8 billion bailout package for Islamabad, a deal that’s expected to be signed next month.The round started on Monday in the Pakistani capital and is expected to last till May 7.It comes as the IMF issued a report on Mideast and regional economies, saying that Pakistan’s economic growth is expected to slow from about 5% last year to close to 3% this year.The U.S., which exerts major influence over IMF, has said it should not finance the billions of dollars in loans that Pakistan has taken from China as part of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative.Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised to improve the country’s economy and provide more jobs.The Associated Press read more

UN swine flu pandemic alert remains at phase 4 amid rising infections

28 April 2009The international influenza pandemic alert remains at phase four, on a six-level warning scale, the United Nations health agency said today, as the count of swine flu infections continues to rise. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that at present there are 79 cases – up from yesterday’s tally of 73 – worldwide of the new H1N1 influenza strain, otherwise known as swine flu because it is thought to have originated from pigs. The virus has infected 40 people across the United States, 26 in Mexico and 6 in Canada, according to WHO, which also noted that there are verified reports of 2 cases in Spain, 2 in the United Kingdom and 3 in New Zealand. “There have been seven deaths among this total number of cases, all of which are reported in Mexico,” WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda told reporters in Geneva.Mr. Fukuda pointed out that the number of swine flu infections WHO reports are only of laboratory confirmed cases specific to the virus and not the suspected numbers of H1N1 human contaminations presented in the media.Although WHO has determined that the disease has spread to a number of different countries, it is only in Mexico that swine flu has reached sustained levels of person-to-person infections, which warrants a phase 4 alert.Mr. Fukuda highlighted that the phase 4 alert recognises the increased risk of a pandemic, but does not mean the virus will necessarily spread to different countries and be transmitted to large numbers of people.“It is too early to say that pandemic is inevitable but it is a possibility,” he said, adding that it is also too early to determine the origins of this new strain of the influenza virus. He noted there is still no good explanation as to why cases of the infection in Mexico have appeared more severe than in other countries.Although the evolution of the outbreak into a pandemic is not certain, Mr. Fukuda underscored the importance for countries to prepare themselves for the possibility of the global spread of the disease. “We are beginning to focus on the anticipated needs of developing countries if the pandemic should develop,” he said. “We know from the analysis of past pandemics and we also know from many infectious diseases and health problems that the poor and the developing countries are the ones that really get hit the hardest.”Developing countries also have the least resources to deal with a health emergency, warned Mr. Fukuda, while calling on the international community to help meet the demands a crisis may place on the poor.WHO is working to facilitate the process needed to develop a vaccine effective against the swine flu virus, which the agency noted could take around 4 to 6 months. In addition, several more months would be needed to produce a suitably large amount of the vaccine.According to a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the disease compiled by WHO, influenza viruses change very quickly. It is important to develop a vaccine against the currently circulating virus strain for it to provide maximum protection to those vaccinated. read more

Albanian leader addressing UN calls for greater international recognition of Kosovo

23 September 2010Albania’s President today appealed to United Nations Member States to recognize the independence of Kosovo, saying such a move would help promote peace and stability in the Balkans. Bamir Topi told the General Assembly’s annual high-level segment that “the matter of Kosovo and its borders belongs to the past” and Serbia and Kosovo should now engage in dialogue on practical issues.“We have the responsibility towards a country and a people that rightly wish to be among us and have given ample evidence that it truly deserves it,” he said.Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February 2008, but Serbia has said that it will not recognize the declaration.In July the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion in which it concluded that the declaration of independence did not violate either general international law, a 1999 Security Council resolution following the end of fighting in Kosovo, or the constitutional framework adopted by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on behalf of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The advisory opinion, which is non-binding, was issued in response to an earlier request from the General Assembly.Mr. Topi today urged Serbia and Kosovo to immediately begin dialogue to resolve practical issues, “in the interest of daily concerns of their citizens, to help them but also to facilitate and even calm the situation of respective minorities, Albanian and Serbian. It is time for the solution of problems and issues of representation, language, education or others in the spirit and vision of the common European future.” read more

Visitation for Brampton family

There was a steady stream of mourners, Sunday to pay respects to three children and their grandfather killed in an alleged drunk driving crash.Visitations at the Brampton funeral home were open to the public. Many people who attended didn’t know the family but all were touched by the tragic collision.The three children and their grandfather were killed after a three vehicle crash in Vaughan last Sunday. 29 year old Marco Muzzo faces 18 charges, including four of impaired driving causing death.While the visitations were public, the family has asked for privacy during the funeral services. read more

Volunteers needed for Autism Spectrum Disorder Summer Movement Camp

For many Niagara youths living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), there are limited opportunities to participate in a summer camp that meets their specific needs. These youths get to attend a unique camp at Brock University for one week each summer, but only if there is a student volunteer willing to support them.The ASD Summer Movement Camp runs from Aug. 21 to 25 and Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 and provides developmentally appropriate movement programming for participants.The camp needs 25 student volunteers to work with youth who require one-on-one support (and in some cases two-to-one support).ASD Summer Movement Camp participant Rory O’Donnell receives one-on-one instruction from Brock University student Kiley Hill during last year’s session.“These camps fulfill a much needed gap in services for this group of youth in Niagara,” says Elyse Lappano, Brock’s Experiential Learning Co-ordinator, Inclusive and Adaptive Physical Activity. “This is because many of our participants are unable to attend other local camps as they are either too old or there are simply not enough resources available to service their individual needs.”The ASD Summer Movement Camp can only accept campers based on volunteer commitment.“This means, when a volunteer says they will be at camp, we invite a camper,” explains Lappano. “If the volunteer does not show up, we cannot turn that camper away — this results in a serious safety issue due to lack of student support.”Students are currently needed for both camps and may volunteer for one or both weeks. A training session will take place on campus on the Sunday before each camp.Volunteers should be interested in teaching and working with youth and teens in a movement context. They will learn strategies that are transferable to any teaching profession and may gain course credit for volunteering.Undergraduate and graduate students from across all faculties and departments are encouraged to apply.“In the past, we’ve had students volunteer from across Brock University,” Lappano says, including students from Education, Kinesiology, Disability Studies, Goodman School of Business, Math and Science, and Dramatic and Visual Arts.“This camp is so unique, we’ve also had students from other Ontario colleges and universities who volunteer their time to gain experience.”The camp will take place in Gym 2 of Walker Complex.There will also be trips each afternoon to participate in a variety of recreation activities throughout Niagara, including:Low ropes courseBowlingSafari NiagaraGo-kartsMcBain splash pad and poolKiwanis splash pad and poolThe ASD summer movement camp fulfills Brock’s commitment to experiential education and community engagement.To register or for more information, e-mail elappano@brocku.ca read more

Intelligent Sandvik DS422i cable bolter improves productivity safety and process control

first_imgCombining more than three decades of mechanized cable bolting engineering, the cutting edge Sandvik DS422i cable bolter is designed to enable better process control through assistive and automatic technologies and connectivity, the company says. Sandvik DS422i is built on the same platform as the award-winning Sandvik DD422i, providing lower total cost of ownership through parts commonality, easy serviceability and high productivity.The new DS422i is engineered for intelligent rock reinforcement, providing seamless integration with other key underground mine systems. The cable bolter is a converging point for multiple logistics chains. To efficiently perform its duty it needs to be in the right place at the right time with the right consumables and correct operator information on board. It provides the ideal solution for all of these challenges.Ground support is a quality-focused, statistics-driven and operations-critical process in a mine. The common denominator, which almost all cable bolter users share, is a desire for information: exactly how and where bolts were installed, how much grout was pumped, the mixing ratio of the grout used and other key details of the mechanized bolt install process. Sandvik DS422i can provide this information, store it and pass it on to a mine’s systems for analysis through its intelligent control system and connectivity.“Our customers are constantly asking us for solutions giving them documented ‘as planned’ and ‘as installed’ data from the bolting process,” says Anssi Kouhia, Product Manager for Sandvik DS422i. “Handling hole location information has long been in practice for both development and production drilling, but not yet properly utilized in bolting. Our latest intelligent product brings the potential of data integration to our customers.”“Efficient task management with regards to bolter operation is usually more complex to achieve compared to other drill and blast cycle operations,” says Petri Mannonen, Product Manager for OptimineTM products. “In addition to managing that the machine has a free heading to operate in, the bolter also has to manage the replenishment of concrete and other consumables. Our OptimineTM task management package provides great advances in this respect through two-way communication with the task management system.” The new Sandvik RD414 rock drill provides a 30% higher penetration rate and a longer shank and drill steel life through its advanced rock drilling technology. Key value adding features of the DS422i also include automatic rod handling, a quiet and ergonomic cabin and Sandvik intelligent controls and automation with both operator assistive and automated functions.last_img read more

Bahrain to host 17th Asian Handball Championship

The Asian Handball Federation (AHF) has selected the Kingdom of Bahrain to host the 17th Asian Men’s Handball Championship in January (15-28), 2016.The tournament will be decisive for the placement at 2017 Men’s Handball World Championship in France.President of the Bahrain Handball Association Ali Isa signed the hosting agreement with the members of AHF’s Executive Committee.Bahrain also hosted the 16th edition in January, 2014, when domestic team lost final against Qatar 27:26.United Arab Emirates had to organize ACh 2016, but Persian Gulf country withdrew…Qatar are already qualified for France 2017 as World vice-champions. Four more teams will find the place on tournament which will be held in January 2017. ← Previous Story VIDEO: Fair Play guy, Mr. Drago Vuković Next Story → EGYPT: Suspension for “Captain America” asian handballbahrainhandball read more