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first_imgSenior Congress leader in charge of Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said that the party’s central leadership will not hold talks with Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). He also clarified that the alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will be retained for the Assembly polls later this year. “Only the State leaders will decide on whether to ally with the VBA and how many seats should be given to it,” Mr. Kharge told reporters at the end of a two-day meeting to review the party’s performance in Mumbai and Konkan.The VBA was formed before Lok Sabha polls after an alliance between Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh of Mr. Ambedkar and AIMIM, led by Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi. The VBA contested all 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in the recently conducted general elections and is seen responsible for breaking anti-BJP vote bank, resulting in defeat of Congress candidates in around nine seats. Maharashra Congress committee president Ashok Chavan too lost his Nanded seat and had blamed the VBA for dividing anti-BJP votes. Mr. Ambedkar has earlier said he would talk to the Congress central leadership on an alliance. However, after Mr. Kharge’s statement on Friday, the VBA leader will have to hold talks with the state leadership. After the review meeting, Mr. Kharge said, “We have formed a five-member committee. The committee will travel all districts in the state within one month. A report will then be presented to the state congress. Any office-bearer who has not worked in the party’s interests will be sacked.” Accepting that at several places, Congress allies did not work in the party candidate’s favour, Mr. Kharge said despite that the alliance will be retained. “We have prepared a primary list of seats which will be left for the allies,” he said. Meanwhile, Congress has demanded Airoli Assembly seat in Navi Mumbai which is at present held by NCP’s Sandip Naik.last_img read more

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next “Watching the guys at the top, LeBron (James), (Russell) Westbrook, Giannis (Antetokounmpo), K.D. (Kevin Durant), Steph (Curry), guys like that, they motivate me,” he said.Simmons was born in Melbourne but grew up in Newcastle, New South Wales where his father played and coached basketball.He has had good support from his family.“I’m grounded. I have a big family,” he said. “I’m the youngest of six, so they keep me grounded and let me know that I’m the youngest in the household.”He eventually hopes to move past the young stars game and play in the main all-star game on Sunday.“It’s really rare (for a rookie to make the All-Star Game). LeBron didn’t make it, guys like that. I think the last one was Blake (Griffin).“It’s obviously one of those things that I wanted to be in it, but it didn’t happen and we move on.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments LOS ANGELES, CA – Ben Simmons #25 of the World Team posts up on Kris Dunn #32 of Team USA during the 2018 Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Game at Staples Center on February 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPNBA rookie Ben Simmons had two simple objectives coming into the 2018 NBA Rising Stars Challenge game on Friday night.“I want to win, but I want to have fun at the same time. So having fun usually comes with winning,” said the Philadelphia 76ers player.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Olympic hockey streak over as Canada loses to Czechs in shootout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The 21-year-old Australian is competing in the Rising Stars game which features 20 of the league’s top first or second year players.Simmons was selected with the top pick in the 2016 entry draft by the 76ers. He is still considered a rookie because he sat out all last season with an injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSimmons was the NBA rookie of the month for October, November and January and is on pace to become the first rookie to average at least 16 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists for a season since Magic Johnson in 1979-80.He is one of the frontrunners for the Rookie of the Year Award but is getting some competition from Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. Son of former coach among those who made it to 2016 PBA Rookie Draft PLAY LIST 04:18Son of former coach among those who made it to 2016 PBA Rookie Draft01:58Gene Simmons, Richie Sambora tipping Mayweather in upcoming fight02:45Pringle drains game-winner to lift Globalport past RoS01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Mitchell is averaging a team high 19.6 points per game to also lead all rookies in the league.Simmons said Friday that he is not thinking about the race.“I’m focused on my team making the playoffs,” he said. “So all the other accolades and awards will come in time if I do my job.”Asked if he watches Mitchell, Simmons said, “I’m not an individual type of guy. I watch team games.”He did say he hopes to eventually become of the top players in the league.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgNaomi Osaka wins Madrid opener, Garbine Muguruza loses in 1st round MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In an April 29 letter to colleagues, AIBA interim president Mohamed Moustahsane proposes a vote on preparing a legal challenge “should the IOC decision … not be favorable.”Moustahsane also suggests, in the letter seen by The Associated Press, complaints could be filed against “some IOC members” to the Olympic body’s ethics commission.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, logisticsThe agenda items were later withdrawn in a follow-up email sent by the stand-in president.Moustahsane, a doctor from Morocco, took over in March when elected president Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan stepped aside from his duties. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES 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 Krausscenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Under pressure from an IOC inquiry into its integrity, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has been weighing legal action and formal complaints against Olympic officials.AIBA leadership has called a meeting in Lausanne on May 15 — one week before the International Olympic Committee executive board also meets in the city to decide if the boxing body should be excluded from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Rakhimov’s status on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list with suspected links to organized crime and international heroin trafficking is central to the IOC’s concerns about AIBA’s right to run Olympic boxing. He denies the allegations that he says are politically motivated.The IOC board set up a three-member panel in November to investigate AIBA’s governance, finances and integrity, with doubts about some judging decisions at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Moustahsane dismissed a suggestion in an interview with The Associated Press last month that AIBA could appeal against the IOC at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, saying: “This is not one of our values.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

first_imgMohamed Salah is “struggling” at Liverpool because he faces the same post-World Cup burnout problems as Manchester United star Paul Pogba, says Paul Ince.Having swept his way to 44 goals last season, the PFA Player of the Year award and the Premier League Golden Boot, much was expected of an Egyptian sensation during his second year at Anfield.Salah has, however, found the going a little tougher in 2018-19, netting three times in 11 appearances . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Ince believes an unfortunate injury suffered in a Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, which then saw him rushed back for international duty in Russia, has left the 26-year-old a little drained.The former Liverpool and United midfielder feels the same can be said of France international Pogba, who has endured a testing campaign back at Old Trafford following a memorable summer in which he helped his country to global glory.Ince told Express Sport : “Yeah, Salah’s struggling, but he’s an outstanding player.“You can’t drop him as you need to keep those three [Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane] together.“He was injured at the end of last season and maybe wasn’t fully fit for Egypt.Paul Pogba Manchester United 2018-19“I know Pogba was great for France but he’s not been as impressive for United. That could be because of the World Cup.“I’ve played in these tournaments and they’re far from easy. They’re draining and can be exhausting.“That could be why Salah is struggling and possibly Pogba too.”Liverpool are hoping that Salah will be available to them once domestic action resumes after the international break.They saw their star forward pick up another untimely injury during an outing for Egypt on Friday.Salah scored direct from a corner in a 4-1 win over Swaziland, but was forced off after picking up a muscle complaint.Egypt assistant coach Hany Ramzy told beIN Sports afterwards: “The initial diagnosis, according to the team doctor, is a strong muscle strain. It is not a tear. I think it is not serious.”Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that is the case, with Salah back in England for assessment , while Jose Mourinho can be expected to throw Pogba straight into Premier League competition when United travel to Chelsea on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgPappu Roy may be new kid on the block, but the man has been making the right moves in domestic cricket. But for young left-arm spinner, success was non-negotiable as it ensured that he didn’t go off to sleep hungry.The 23-year-old has been selected to play for India C squad led by Ajinkya Rahane in the Deodhar Trophy but it has been heart wrenching journey for the Kolkata-boy, who was lost his parents even before he could pronounce “Mummy Papa”.As Papu gets ready for his first brush with big time cricket after good performances in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for his adopted state Odisha, he recollected his back-breaking journey where each and every wicket meant, he would get to eat proper lunch and dinner.”Bhaiya log bulate the aur bolte the ball dalega toh khana khilaoonga. Aur har wicket ka 10 rupaiya dete the. (Seniors in my locality used to summon me to bowl and gave me Rs 10 per wicket),” Papu recalled his days of hardship during an interaction with PTI.Born to a Bihari couple who migrated to Bengal, Papu lost his parents – Jamdar Roy and Parvati Devi – when he was an infant. His father, a truck driver had a heart attack while mother passed away after prolonged illness.His parents hailed from Khajuri village, about 41 kilometres away from Chhapra in Saran district of Bihar, and had come to Kolkata in search of work and that’s the only thing he knows about them.”Unko (parents) kabhi dekha nahin… Kabhi gaon gaya nahin, khali suna hai (Never seen them nor have I been anytime to my native. I’ve only heard about them),” Roy, who now lives in a rented accommodation in Kolkata’s Picnic Garden said.advertisement”Wish they were here today to see me playing for India C. I could not sleep whole night yesterday and kept crying. I think my years and years of hard work is finally paying off now,” Roy said as his voice choked with emotion.Once his parents passed away, it was his uncle and aunt, who took care of him but once his uncle, a daily labourer also passed away, the 15-year-old found it difficult to even arrange one meal a day. But cricket was his calling and also his saviour.He had initially started off as a pacer but it was Howrah Union Cricket Academy coach Sujit Saha, who advised him to take up left-arm spin bowling.He was the highest wicket-taker in CAB’s second division league in 2011 when he got 50 wickets in nine matches for Dalhousie.However with Iresh Saxena playing for Bengal at that point of time and later Pragyan Ojha coming in, Roy didn’t find a place in the Bengal team.Club cricket in Kolkata is only lucrative for a select band of cricketers playing for the big clubs and Roy’s next destination was neighbouring state of Odisha.In search of food and shelter, his next stop became Jajpur, about 100 kilometres northeast of Bhubaneshwar.”My friends (Muzaqir Ali Khan and Asif Iqbal Khan) whom I met here told me they would provide me food and shelter. So Odisha became my home,” he doesn’t forget to mention those, who stood by him during those dark days.It was in 2015 that he first got a “break” in the form of entry into the Odisha U-23 team.”There was a U-23 state team trial in Cuttack and my friends told me you will be picked if selector Suresh Kumar sir watches you bowl. It was only during the third match Suresh sir came and I was selected,” he said.Within three years, Roy made his senior team debut in List A cricket getting 14 wickets from eight group league games for Odisha. So Bengal’s loss was Odisha’s gain.In fact, his List A debut on September 20 against Andhra, he dismissed India Test player Hanuma Vihari and former national U-19 captain Ricky Bhui off successive deliveries.”I missed the hattrick but grew in confidence from then on and the teammates supported me fully,” Roy, who played all eight matches for Odisha, said.As he gets ready to wear a representative India jersey, his only hope is to get at least one chance in the playing XI.”Hopefully, I will get a chance and I will give my best. It will be a great learning experience,” he signed off.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

first_imgGreece 0 Croatia 0 (1-4 agg): Modric, Rakitic et al book ticket to Russia Matthew Scott 05:38 11/13/17 GreeceCroatia - cropped Getty Images Croatia kept Greece at arm’s length to secure a 0-0 draw in Piraeus and book their World Cup slot after winning the first leg 4-1. Croatia qualified for their fifth World Cup as a 4-1 first-leg win allowed them to book their ticket to Russia via a goalless draw with Greece.Zlatko Dalic’s men comfortably continued the containment job that had started in the 50th minute of Thursday’s fixture in Zagreb, when they opened up a three-goal cushion.Greece coach Michael Skibbe made six changes in the hope of sparking a special comeback in Piraeus, but his side offered next to no attacking threat in a mundane encounter. A disallowed goal in the 79th minute was as good as they could muster. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Croatia maintained their unbeaten record in play-off matches and Dalic will hope that getting his country to the finals is enough to win him the job long-term.QUALIFIED! Congratulations, Croatia! They qualify for a nd consecutive #WorldCup and their th in total! #WCQ— #WCQ (@FIFAWorldCup) November 12, 2017Though a throaty roar greeted the first whistle, the home side’s lack of invention soon muted the crowd and off-target long-range efforts from Anastasios Bakasetas and Sokratis Papastathopoulos were all Greece had to show for a soporific first half.Captain Vasilis Torosidis did his best to bring some entertainment, entering a long-running row with Nikola Kalinic.Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was not called into action until the 41st minute when he nipped Zeca’s flick-on off the head of Kostas Mitroglou, but the visitors served a reminder of their attacking threat by marching up to the other end, Ivan Perisic clattering the post with a rifled left-footer from 30 yards.Mitroglou drove wide just before the hour, but Greece could not alter the pattern of play in the second half as Croatia’s defence continued to pick off their opponents’ ceaseless wayward passing.Substitute Dimitrios Pelkas had the ball in the net 11 minutes from time, but Torosidis was clearly offside in the build-up.A game that produced just one shot on target – a deflected Panagiotis Tachtsidis effort from the edge of the box three minutes from time – did little to lift spirits, but it will have been cheered throughout Croatia, as they now look to better group-stage eliminations in their past three World Cup appearances. read morelast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has thrown his support behind Naby Keita, stressing the ‘outstanding’ midfielder just needs more time to settle in at Anfield.Keita, 23, has made 18 appearances for the Premier League side this season, although just 10 of those have been starts since he arrived from RB Leipzig in July last year.Klopp said injury setbacks had hurt Keita’s season and he feels there is more to come from the Guinea international. 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? “He is a fantastic player and I’m really happy to have him here,” he said ahead of Monday’s FA Cup clash against Wolves.”It’s so good and I am really looking forward to our common future because see if you see it every day, wow, there is so much to come and so much influence he can have on each game, so that’s all good.”There was no reason [for him not playing recently], just because other boys were in good shape as well. It was a bit about positioning, a bit about system and all that stuff. That’s how football decisions are.”There is really, really no doubt about the boy, he is an outstanding player.” back to two weeks ago when we met @Wolves . — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 6, 2019 Keita could get a chance to shine against Wolves, while 16-year-old defender Ki-Jana Hoever could be handed a Liverpool debut.Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are injured, while fellow centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren have been heavily relied upon through a busy period.Klopp said Gomez and Matip were nearing a return, but he will have to come up with other ideas – or use Van Dijk and Lovren again – against Wolves.”We will see what we do, but we cannot, we will not sign a centre-half for one game or whatever, that will not happen,” he said.”Joe and Joel look good – obviously not good enough for Monday, not good enough I would say for the game after that, for Brighton, [but] hopefully then they are at least in full team training.”I think for Joel it would be possible, for Joe at least there’s a little hope that it can be the same, so we will see. Joe had a good day, a very good day [on Friday], so that’s good.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India ColomboSeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 17:55 IST India beat Bangladesh by five runs (Source: Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSIndia dismissed Bangladesh for 101 in 33 overs, courtesy 18-year-old AnkolekarSkipper Akbar Ali (23) and Mrittunjoy Chowdhury (21) kept Bangladesh in the huntIndia U-19 were bundled out for a paltry score of 106 in 32.4 oversLeft-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar returned with a five-wicket haul to help India clinch the U-19 Asia Cup title with a thrilling five-run win over Bangladesh in a low-scoring final here on Saturday.Defending a paltry total of 106, India dismissed Bangladesh for 101 in 33 overs, courtesy 18-year-old Ankolekar, who emerged as the star of the Indian team with figures of 5 for 28 from 8 overs.While Ankolekar spun a web of spin to derail Bangladesh’s chase, he was supported well by pacer Akash Singh, who accounted for three wickets. V Patil (1/25) and SS Mishra (1/27) also chipped in with one wicket each at the R Premadasa Stadium here.Chasing a small target of 107, skipper Akbar Ali (23) and Mrittunjoy Chowdhury (21) kept Bangladesh in the hunt.After they were back to the pavillion, Tanzim Hasan Sakib (12) and Rakibul Hasan (11) raised hopes of a Bangladesh win before India fought back to bundle them out.Earlier, skipper Dhruv Jurel (33) and lower-order batsman Karan Lal (37) came up with useful contributions to help India cross the 100-run mark.Meanwhile, BCCI took on Twitter to congratulate the young players:Defending Champions India U19 hold their nerve and seal a thrilling 5 run win over Bangladesh in U19 Asia Cup final. We are proud of you boys! BCCI (@BCCI) September 14, 2019India’s decision to bat first after winning the toss backfired big time as left-arm pacer Mrittunjoy Chowdhury (3/18) and off-spinner Shamim Hossain (3/8) wreaked havoc on the Indian batsmen.Opener Arjun Azad was the first to go as he was caught behind by Akbar Ali off Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s bowling in the third over.advertisementIn the next over, NT Tilak Varma was sent back by Mrittunjoy with Tanzid Hasan taking another catch and after the other opener SV Parkar was run out by Tanzid Hasan, India U-19 team had slipped to 8 for 3.Shashwat Rawat (19) and skipper Jurel then steadied the ship and brought up the team fifty before the former was trapped leg-before by Hossain in the 15th over.Two balls later, Varun Lavande (0) was dismissed for naught by Hossain as India U-19 lost half their side for 53 for five in 14.4 overs.Atharva Ankolekar (2) was then run-out in the 20th over, while Hossain accounted for Jurel in the next over.In 26th over, Sushant Mishra (3) walked back to the pavillion when he was caught by Akbar Ali off Shahin Alam’s bowling, while Vidyadhar Patil was removed by Mrittunjoy in the next over.Karan was the last batsman to be dismissed as India U-19 were bundled out for a paltry score of 106 in 32.4 overs.Also Read | Virat Kohli clears the air on MS Dhoni tribute which sparked ex-captain’s retirement rumoursAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 U-19 Asia CupFollow India vs Bangladesh India beat Bangladesh by five runs to lift U-19 Asia Cup titleAtharva Ankolekar’s five-wicket haul helped team India to beat Bangladesh by five runs and clinch the U-19 Asia Cup title.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got in on the glitzy TIFF action on Monday (Sept. 10) as he made a surprise appearance at the after-party for Ryan Gosling‘s new film, First Man.Following the lead of many actors on the red carpet in a navy suit and white shirt casually unbuttoned at the top, the two leading men caught up at Patria before parting ways. Justin was in Toronto for the women’s summit, during which he spoke about the #MeToo movement and helping women succeed in the workplace.Ryan posed with fans outside the premiere of First Man earlier today. Photo: © George Pimentel/Getty ImagesThe 46-year-old made quite the entrance with full security in tow, stopping on the patio where Ryan came out to greet him. The two chatted for a few minutes before leaving the party about ten minutes apart. Aside from Ryan’s new film, directed by Oscar winner Damien Chazelle and in which he plays Neil Armstrong, the two had plenty to talk about. Both are fathers – Justin has three children with wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Ryan has two daughters with actress Eva Mendes – and they’re both feminists.Congratulations @RyanGosling on your Academy Award nomination! #oscars— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 24, 2017 Facebook Advertisement In a 2016 interview with GQ, the Canadian actor was asked about his Hey Girl memes and why he’d become this tongue-in-cheek feminist icon, and he said he thinks it has a lot to do with being Canadian. “I mean, look at Trudeau. He’s doing a lot of things, but things that are kind of natural parts of being Canadian. I don’t think Canada is as shocked by what Trudeau is doing as the rest of the world is.” When asked by Vox about those same memes, Justin said he’d seen them and would absolutely allow himself to be the subject of a feminist meme (“Hey Girl, I may be dreamy but Canada has a long way to go in eliminating the wage gap.”. The PM also tweeted at Ryan in 2017 congratulating him on his Oscar nomination for La La Land.Justin chatted with Katie Couric at the Women in the World summit. Photo: © GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty ImagesJustin was in Toronto to discuss issues that are close to his heart in his second year appearing at the Women in the World Canada summit, this time with Katie Couric and IMF manager Christine Lagarde. The trio talked the value to the global economy of giving women the opportunity to hold top positions in one of a number of panel discussions this week. Others include actress Mira Sorvino and author Gillian Flynn, whose book Widows was made into a star-studded film that premiered at TIFF on Saturday (Sept.8).By Jen Kirsch and Jessica Pollack Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgNoida: From June 1, two-wheeler riders without helmets will not get fuel at filling stations in Noida and Greater Noida, the district administration announced Tuesday, in major bid to promote road safety. Holding a meeting with owners of the filling stations, District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh said the order must be implemented in the two cities and later it would also be rolled out in rural areas of Gautam Buddh Nagar.”Those who reach your fuel stations without helmet should be told that they will only get fuel if they wear a helmet. This practice will be implemented from June 1 in Noida and Greater Noida cities initially,” he told them at the collectorate in Surajpur. Singh, who was joined by district police chief Vaibhav Krishna, said the initiative, primarily aimed at improving road safety, would later be rolled out in rural areas of Gautam Buddh Nagar too with inputs and feedback from the stakeholders. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe district administration also warned legal action, including suspension of driving license for not wearing helmet and arrest if riders without helmet misbehave with staff at filling stations. “When those without helmet reach filling stations, their details and vehicle numbers would be traced through CCTV footage and legal action initiated against them. Their driving license can also be cancelled,” it said in a statement. “In case anyone misbehaves with the staff at the filling stations, strict action would be taken against the errant person and they could even be jailed under section 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC),” it added. According to the Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, not wearing helmet while riding a two wheeler is a violation of the law and can draw imprisonment up to six months under Indian Penal Code section 188. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAll filling stations in Gautam Buddh Nagar have been instructed to carry out massive publicity on their premises about the upcoming regulation and consequences of rule violation. “It is, therefore, instructed that all petrol pumps in Noida and Greater Noida will publicise this order on their premises during the next five days that fuel will not be given to vehicles whose rider and pillion are found without helmets,” it said. The administration also called on the owners of the filling stations to ensure installation of good quality CCTV cameras on their premises so that in case of any dispute a footage of the incident could be readily available. “Two-wheelers are used in a lot of criminal activities and they get their vehicles refuelled. Here you can help the police with video footage. Filling stations are also targeted by criminals often and having footage can help in probe,” Krishna, the senior superintendent of police, told the filling station owners.last_img read more

141610.20 132040.80 That kind of normalcy is not why we tune in to the tournament! Annoyed that I watched 12 consecutive hours of basketball with so little chaos to show for it, I started to wonder whether we have overblown expectations of unpredictability in March Madness. Are most days actually like Thursday, but we only remember the last-second shots and the scrappy Cinderellas?No — Thursday really was different. The first day of March Madness was anything but mad. Better-seeded teams went 14-2 on the day, and even the “surprises” were relatively easy to see coming: The higher-seeded teams’ two losses came at the hands of Middle Tennessee State (the South’s No. 12 seed) and Xavier (No. 11 in the West), both of which were among the most popular upset picks of the first round. (Our March Madness predictions had each game as a toss-up.) All told, the NCAA hadn’t seen a chalkier opening day since 2000, when the superior seeds went 15-1 after the tournament launched.VIDEO: A No. 16 seed will win, but don’t bet on it SEEDEXPECTED UPSET RATEGAMESEXPECTED UPSETSACTUAL UPSETS 15610.10 16020.00 123641.41 Expected upset rates are based on winning percentage in all first-round games for each seed from 1985-2016.Source: 103910.40 OPENING DAY 2017 950%21.00 Total164.22 March Madness tipped off with a dose of sanity 113610.41 This year featured 2.2 fewer upsets than expected, which makes it second only to 2000 in terms of uneventful opening days during the tournament’s 64-team era. To get those numbers, I looked at the historical upset rates for each seed,1Starting in 1985, when the NCAA tournament expanded to a 64-team bracket, and going through 2016. taking into account which games were played on Thursday.But despite their disappointing record, underdogs kept the score relatively close in 2017’s opening-day games. In terms of average scoring margin, this year tied for the ninth-most-respectable showing by worse-seeded teams on an opening day of the tournament — on par with days where fans saw six or seven upsets.In other words, a lucky bounce here or there could have made all the difference for Thursday’s long shots. Maybe that means good, old-fashioned madness will be restored to its rightful place on Day 2 of the tourney. Then again, analyzing other second-day games using the same method as above suggests that Friday should be less upset-y (3.9 expected upsets) than Thursday was supposed to be. Somebody free us from this prison of predictability! read more

first_imgThe SNP had been due to launch their election manifesto on Tuesday but that will not go ahead.Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister and SNP leader, said: “My thoughts are with the victims, their families and all those who have been affected by this barbaric attack in Manchester.“The Scottish Government is working with Police Scotland and the UK Government to ensure that we have a full understanding of the developing situation.  I will convene a meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Committee this morning to receive an update and to consider any implications for Scotland.” Ms Rudd said the Manchester explosion was an attack on some of the “most vulnerable in our society”.She said the intention of the attack was to “sow fear” but stressed that it would not succeed.In a statement, she said: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the victims who have been affected, and I know the whole country will share that view.”I’d like to pay tribute to the emergency services who have worked throughout the night professionally and effectively – they have done an excellent job. My deepest condolences to the victims and families in Manchester. As always our emergency services have shown great bravery and heroism.— Tim Farron (@timfarron) May 22, 2017 Terrible incident in Manchester. My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 22, 2017 My thoughts and prayers with all those affected by last night’s events in Manchester— Paul Nuttall (@paulnuttallukip) May 23, 2017 The Green Party has cancelled a planned poster launch as well as the launch of the party’s Welsh manifesto. Jonathan Bartley, the party’s co-leader, said: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this appalling incident in Manchester. For young people to be targeted in this way is utterly atrocious. “As ever our emergency services have done us proud – and we pay tribute to the police, firefighters and paramedics who stepped up in this time of need. Our country will never be divided by terror.” Our manifesto: Real political insight, free for 30 days.Rely on unrivalled insight and sharp analysis from our stellar team of Westminster insiders.Join the most trusted voice in politics. Follow Election 2017 with Telegraph Premium.Start your no obligation, 30 day free trial today. “The public should remain alert but not alarmed. If they have anything to report, they should approach the police.”But I have two further things to add. The great city of Manchester has been affected by terrorism before. Its spirit was not bowed; its community continued.”This time it has been a particular attack on the most vulnerable in our society – its intention was to sow fear – its intention is to divide. But it will not succeed.”The events in Manchester have prompted the UK’s political parties to suspend General Election campaigning.   Heartbreaking news from Manchester. My thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones or been injured in this barbaric attack.— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 23, 2017 “Later on this morning, I will be attending Cobra, chaired by the Prime Minister, to collect more information – to find out more – about this particular attack, and I can’t comment any more on that at the moment. Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, cancelled a campaign visit to Gibraltar and said: “The country is united in grief after this devastating terror attack.”Just as the country is focusing all its thoughts on the victims and their families, so politicians should come together in solidarity and respect for the innocent people caught up in this vile attack.”The emergency services have shown the highest levels of bravery and professionalism and deserve our deepest thanks.”The Liberal Democrats will suspend all national campaigning until further notice.”Paul Nuttall, Ukip leader, said: “Just woken to the terrible news in the heart of my constituency, Manchester. My prayers and thoughts are with those affected. Stay strong. “In light of what’s happened I have suspended the Ukip General Election campaign.” “I have spoken with the Prime Minister and we have agreed that that all national campaigning in the general election will be suspended until further notice.” Our thoughts are with Manchester.We will be postponing today’s planned manifesto launch.— The SNP (@theSNP) May 23, 2017 Campaigning ahead of the General Election has been suspended in the wake of a suspected terrorist attack in Manchester.Theresa May said the incident at Manchester Arena was being treated by police as an “appalling terrorist attack” while Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, described the incident as “barbaric”.The Prime Minister will chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday morning at about 9am.Mrs May said in a statement: “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.”All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.” Mrs May had been due to visit the south west of England but the trip will not go ahead.Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, said the explosion in Manchester was a “terrible incident” and that his thoughts were with those affected.He said: “I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night. My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and  been injured.“Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives.“I have spoken with Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester, who has fully briefed me on the operational response in the city.“I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with last night’s appalling events. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgOne of the nice things about the midseason TV break is that it lets you go back and catch up on a series you may have missed when it first came out. That’s especially good for Netflix’s original series. They seem to come out so frequently; you might miss one if you don’t launch the app at the right time. That’s what happened with Project White Rabbit, a show I was genuinely excited about when it was announced. When Netflix released the first season on December 9, it got lost in the noise of other shows’ midseason finales and Rogue One hype.I’m so happy I found it again. White Rabbit Project is a whole lot of fun. It retains the goofy, geeky, experimental spirit of Mythbusters, but isn’t as constrained by its premise. Mythbusters, regular viewers will remember, stretched the definition of “myth” pretty thin in some episodes. It also had a very rigid structure each episode had to follow, thanks to it being on a basic cable channel. White Rabbit Project isn’t bound by any of that, which works for and against it.Each episode focuses on a single topic, such as superhero tech, scams or crazy World War II weapons. The hosts find six examples and rank them. The goal in the first episode is to find real-life tech that most resembles a superpower. Another episode has the team trying to find the craziest weapon the Allies dreamed up during World War II. Each example is presented through verbal storytelling, corny re-enactments and of course, audacious builds and experiments. The looser premise allows the hosts to tell all kinds of stories from all throughout history, but it can make the show feel unfocused at times.The show is at its funniest when the hosts torture each other. (Photo: Screenshot via Netflix)If your favorite parts of Mythbusters were the build team segments, this is the show for you. Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara have the same easy chemistry they always did. They seem genuinely interested in each other’s stories, and it’s fun to watch them mess with each other. Kari controlling Tory’s limbs in the superpower episode is one of the funnier TV moments of 2016.They don’t get to build the giant exploding contraptions that they used to, but there’s still plenty of cool tech on display. Some episodes are heavier on the experiments, particularly the first one. We get to see what it would actually take to build a freeze ray (water, liquid nitrogen and your opponent holding still), and how to shoot lightning at your enemies (it involves a Tesla coil and chain mail.) In other episodes, like the scam artists one, they don’t build anything at all. The stories are interesting enough to carry the episode, but it does feel like something is missing.It’s still fun to watch these three interact with each other. (Photo: Screenshot via Netflix)The ranking aspect of the show also feels superfluous. Sure, it gives each episode structure, but it doesn’t feel like there’s any real point to it. I just want to hear about crazy World War II weapons and see the hosts play around with some of them. It doesn’t really matter which one is the craziest. Their methods for scoring each entry seem arbitrary and subjective, which would be fine if they weren’t presented as scientific fact. Also, the way the ranking is dealt with quickly at the end of each episode makes it feel like even more of an afterthought.White Rabbit Project is a fine successor to Mythbusters, combining history and science to tell engrossing stories and perform flashy experiments. The reenactments are super corny, but that’s what makes them so charming. Kari, Tory and Grant are great storytellers, and the show is at its most fun when they’re sharing their findings with (or inflicting them upon) each other. It’s at its best when the build team is using their skills to reenact insane moments from history, torture each other, or both. When it’s not doing that… well, you’ll still learn some pretty cool stuff.last_img read more

first_imgIf you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman was caught on camera inside a Fort Lauderdale Home Depot taking off with a man’s wallet.According to police, the theft occurred just after 4:30 p.m. on April 2 at a Home Depot located near Northeast 11th Street and Fifth Terrace.Surveillance video captured the moment a man walked away from self-checkout machine after scanning his items, leaving his wallet behind.A woman, who was with a child, is then seen approaching the register shortly after, scanning her items and placing the man’s wallet into her purse.Fort Lauderdale police said she walked away and made no attempt to notify employees at the store about the wallet that had been left behind.Police are reaching out for the public’s help in locating this woman who allegedly committed grand theft with a minor present. last_img read more

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first_imgThe state Department of Natural Resources has received a request from Australia-based Linc Energy for a coal exploration permit. The area to be explored is located Northeast of Tyonek on the western side of Cook Inlet, and much of it is within the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Activities are to consist of drilling up to five exploration holes. The lease area covers more than 107 thousand acres. The Alaska Mental Health Lands Trust owns both the surface and subsurface rights in the lease area. Russel Kirkham is DNR’s coal regulatory program manager. Kirkham says Linc Energy specializes in underground coal gasification technology.According to the company’s website, Linc Energy has demonstrated its ability to produce diesel and jet fuel from the coal gassification process. Linc Energy’s Anchorage office did not respond to requests for comment for this story. The exploration wells that are proposed are to be drilled are in the Tyonek portion of the lease area, which is located in the Beluga River basin. Site mobilization is set for August first, and drilling is expected to begin in September of this year. DNR has determined the reclamation bond for the project to be 95, 372 dollars. Bob Shavelson, with Cook Inletkeeper, says the markets for coal gassification are “not there”. Shavelson says Cook Inlet has plenty of natural gas, and he points to a new oil and gas platform being built in Nikiski. In 2010, Linc Energy acquired about 122 thousand acres of state of Alaska Mental Health Trust oil and gas leases in the Cook Inlet Basin, and in 2011, the company was granted more than 181 thousand acres of underground coal gasification coal exploration licenses in Alaska. Public comment deadline on the exploration permit is August 23. The complete documentation of the permit application is on DNR’s website.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A senior official of a foreign Consulate office here was allegedly molested by a man in its vicinity, police said today. The middle-aged woman complained to the Shakespeare Sarani police station that she was molested by a man while she was walking on the street on Wednesday, Joint Commissioner (crime) Praveen Tripathi said. Acting on the woman’s complaint, police ran a check of the CCTV footage and the man was identified as Rohit Agarwal, a third year commerce student of a college in south Kolkata. He was arrested on Thursday and is currently in judicial custody, Tripathi said.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: In a unique move, the State Labour department has started providing training to unemployed youths on spinning and weaving jute.One of the main purposes of the initiative is to make these youths employable so that they can be absorbed in the jute industry. The initiative has been taken up by the department in 2018-19 financial year. There has been a demand of skilled manpower in various jute industries across the state. The directorate of employment has begun a three-months course on spinning and weaving of jute to meet the demand of skilled workers. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe training programmes are being conducted through various employment exchanges in the districts. The candidates have to enroll themselves for undertaking the training programme. Theoretical classes will be held at different employment exchanges for one month following which the candidates have to visit various jute mills where practical training would be imparted to the trainees for two months. The Directorate of Employment has already started trainings at 10 different centres in Bankura, Howrah, Dum Dum, Barrackpore, Chinsurah, Jhargram, Purulia, Kalna, Bolpur and Sreerampur. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateTwo sub-centres have also come up in Basirhat and Uluberia to conduct the training programme. The trainees will have to pay Rs 100 per day for theoretical training of one month and Rs 180 per day for the first 45 days of practical training in jute mills and Rs 250 per day for the last 15 days. The trainees will be provided free accommodation and food during their stay at the jute mills. After conducting a survey, the state Labour department has found that there is a huge pool of talented individuals who could be provided employments in various jute mills through a comprehensive training programme. Senior officials of the department are hopeful that a large number of youths from different districts will come forward to undertake the job oriented training. There has been tremendous response in various centres already with people enrolling themselves for the training. It may also be mentioned here that the department has also started ‘Career Talks’ in various schools and colleges with an aim to reach out to the students and guiding those who are in the threshold of entering job market. Motivation, counseling, guidance for career building are being given to the job seekers through ‘Career Talks’, workshops and many other programmes. Workshops are meant for creating awareness about employment trends in the job market. In the past financial year, around 494 ‘Career Talks’ have been organised at different institutions and as many as 37,683 candidates took part in the programme. The department has spent Rs 10.9 lakh for organising such programmes in the financial year 2018-19.last_img read more

first_imgBerlin Wall, GermanyBuilt in 1961, the 87 mile (140km) long Berlin Wall encircled West Berlin, separating it from East Germany and came to symbolise the Iron Curtain that divided Western Europe from the Eastern Bloc. Berliners will celebrate 20 years since the fall with the “Festival of Freedom” during which thousands of 2.5m tall dominos will be set up along the former course of the wall and toppled to symbolise its destruction. Find cheap flights to BerlinGreat Wall of ChinaSurely the most famous wall of all, China’s monstrous construction stretches almost 9000km (6000miles) across the north of the country. Originally built to protect the Chinese Empire from the nomadic Xiongnu attackers, large parts of the wall have fallen into disrepair. However, huge sections have been preserved and it’s one of China’s most iconic attractions. Find cheap flights to Beijing Walls of Constantinople, Istanbul, TurkeyThis series of defensive stone walls were built to surround the (then) city of Constantinople. The impressive gates are castle-like in their mighty construction, and protected the city from attack from both sea and land. The walls proved their worth, saving the city and the Byzantine Empire from several sieges, although they proved less resilient to the advent of gunpowder. Find cheap flights to IstanbulWestern Sahara wall, Morocco/Western SaharaStarted in 1980, this 2700km sand and stone construction runs through Western Sahara and the south east of Morocco and was built to separate the Moroccan controlled areas from the Polisario controlled areas. Standing at around 3m in height, much of the wall runs through uninhabited territory and is dotted with fences, landmines and artillery posts. The wall is part of an ongoing dispute between Western Saharans who want independence from Morocco. Find cheap flights to MarrakechWestern Wall, Jerusalem, IsraelAlso known as the Wailing Wall, much of this construction is hidden behind and below other buildings built along its length. However, there is a 57m exposed section which is an extremely important landmark, and has become a place of pilgrimage for Jews. Its importance lies in the fact that the Western Wall is the only remnant of the Holy Temple, and it’s the closest accessible site to the most sacred spot in Judaism. Find cheap flights to Tel AvivHadrian’s Wall, EnglandThis 117km stone and turf fortification was built by the Roman Empire across the entire width of northern England in an attempt to keep those pesky northern barbarians out. Now a UNESCO World heritage site, much of the wall still exists and the Hadrian’s Wall Path is popular with hikers and walkers. 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Find cheap flights to Tel AvivWalls of Dubrovnik, CroatiaThis series of stone walls that surround the city state of Dubrovnik have protected it from attach since the 7th century and have been considered amongst the greatest fortification systems of the medieval period – having never been breached by a hostile army. The old city of Dubrovknik is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and much of the city walls have been preserved and remain a popular tourist attraction today. Find cheap flights to Dubrovnik RelatedBerlin: weekend of the weekBerlin – Germany’s cool capital10 best free things to do in BerlinIn Berlin on a tight budget? Our local expert shares her top insider tips for the best free things to do on a Berlin break.10 incredible places to visit in GermanyGermany isn’t all about swigging beer and the Berlin Wall (although both should be on your holiday hitlist!). From cutting-edge art collections to fairytale castles, feast your eyes on these 10 must-visit German destinations and the top things to do when you get there. The 9th of November 2009 is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.It was one of the most important events in recent European history and paved the way for the reunification of East and West Germany after more than 40 years of division. From the Berlin wall to the Belfast Wall, it seems barriers and borders are constantly going up and coming down.Skyscanner introduces the longest, tallest and stickiest walls around the world.center_img Gum Wall, Seattle, USANot all walls divide people; some stick them together. Seattle’s Gum Wall was once just an average brick wall, but it’s now blanketed in chewing gum and has become one of the city’s stickiest sights. The tradition of placing used chewing gum on the wall was started by punters queuing for a nearby theatre; now the wall is plastered in gum several inches thick. 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