Lahiri jumps to title contention in Taipei

first_imgAnirban Lahiri put himself into a good position to clinch a second title this year when he jumped to tied second position and just one shot off the leader after the third round of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) in Taipei City on Saturday.Lahiri carded a four-under 68 to move to nine-under 207 for 54 holes.The leader was Filipino Miguel Tabuena, who shot into the lead, with a sensational sevenunder-par 65. One behind him besides Lahiri is Asian Tour legend Thaworn Wiratchant (68) of Thailand.Daniel Chopra 69), Veteran Yeh Wei-Tze (65) and Prom Meesawat (68) are tied third at eight-under 208.Among other Indians, Rahil Gangjee jumped to tied 13th with a round of 69 and Rashid Khan slipped a bit to tied 16th after a round of 72 and a total of three-under 213.Chiragh Kumar made a handy move upwards with a round of 69 and he was tied 10th at twounder 214. Jyoti Randhawa had a rough back nine with three bogeys and his card of 74 saw him slid to tied 46th, down from overnight 26th.Lahiri, feeling the effects of jetlag, posted six birdies and one bogey after 13 holes but lost momentum when he bogeyed hole 16. Then he had three pars.Lahiri, who has four titles, including one this year, on Asian Tour, said he was happy at being in contention but lamented his finish. “I am happy because I am playing well. But I am a bit disappointed because I was one-over par in the last five holes. I am in a good spot and I am looking forward to tomorrow.”advertisementlast_img read more

Gujarat Lions beats Delhi Daredevils by one run,Gujarat Lions beats Delhi Daredevils by one run

first_imgIPL 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAIL April 27, 2016 COMMENT COMMENTS cricket Published oncenter_img Delhi Daredevils batsman Chris Morris plays a shot against Gujarat Lions during the IPL T20 match at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday. – PTI × Delhi Daredevils batsman Chris Morris plays a shot against Gujarat Lions during the IPL T20 match at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday. – PTI Gujarat Lions beat Delhi Daredevils by one run in their IPL match here today.Brief Scores:Gujarat Lions: 172 for 6 in 20 overs (Brendon McCullum 60, Dwayne Smith 53; Imran Tahir 3/24, Chris Morris 2/35).Delhi Daredevils: 171 for 5 in 20 overs (Chris Morris 82 not out, JP Duminy 48; Dhawal Kulkarni 3/19). SHARElast_img read more

Stats: India most dominant Test side since December 2014

first_imgSpin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each to help India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium on Saturday. (SCORECARD)Chasing a mammoth 550, Sri Lanka, reduced to nine men after skipper Rangana Herath and Asela Gunaratne were ruled out, failed to put up a fight before being bundled out for 245 in their second innings.India’s spin duo of Ashwin (3/65) and Jadeja (3/71) dominated with the ball on the penultimate day of the match as opener Dimuth Karunaratne and stumper Niroshan Dickwella provided some resistance before falling on respective scores of 97 and 67.Here are some of the stats and records from the match:- The last time India toured Sri Lanka in August 2015, they lost in the Galle Test. Since then they have had a 75% win percentage. India have played 24 Test matches since then, winning 18, drawing five and losing just one.  – The 304-run win is India’s biggest ever by run margin outside India. Their previous best being 279-run win against England at Leeds in 1986.- Sri Lanka, on the other hand, succumbed to their biggest defeat at home by run margin. Pakistan had beaten them by 301 runs at Colombo in 1994.- India can start to make a habit of scoring 600+ totals in Tests, as they have ended up on the victorious side 14 times whenever the first innings score has gone over 600, while they have drawn equal number of times.- Since the Boxing Day Test match of 2014, India have won the most number of Tests with 18 wins in 28 games. Second on that list is Australia with 15 (out of 30), next England  with 13 (out of 33) followed by Pakistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand all with 11 wins and South Africa winning 10 test matches.advertisement- Instrumental in India’s such good run of form would be their mercurial captain Virat Kohli, who is now tied in third with Michael Vaughan on 17 wins after 27 matches as the skipper on the all time list which is led by two Australians – Steve Waugh (20 wins), followed by Ricky Ponting (19 wins).- On the opposite spectrum, Kohli is second on the list of fewest losses after 27 Tests as captain. Fellow Indian, Sunil Gavaskar, leads the list with just two losses , followed by Ray Illingworth (England), Viv Richards (West Indies), Ricky Ponting (Australia), MS Dhoni (India) and Kohli, all of whom have three losses.- As Kohli reached his 17th Test hundred, he completed the task of reaching the three-figure mark for the 10th time. He thus became the fifth fastest to reach the mark in 44 innings. Ahead of him is the are the likes of Don Bradman, Mahela Jayawardene, Steve Smith and Steve Waugh (is descending order).- Something that Kohli can be proud about is the fact he is the only male-cricketer to have an average of more than 50 in all three recognised formats of the game in International level at the moment.- Dimuth Karunaratne isn’t that fortunate, he was dismissed for 97, missing his 6th Test 100 as an opener. Only Marvan Atapattu (16), Sanath Jayasuriya (13), Tillakaratne Dilshan (8) have made more centuries as an opener in the Sri Lankan colours.last_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma hails clinical India after crushing win over Bangladesh

first_imgRohit Sharma was a happy captain after India’s clinical display at the Dubai International Stadium where they thrashed Bangladesh by seven wickets to win their first Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2018 on Friday.Rohit led from the front as he scored an unbeaten 83 to steer India to a comfortable victory while Shikhar Dhawan was the next best batsman with 40 runs. India made light work of Bangladeshi bowlers and the the latter never looked in competition.The win was, however, set up by another brilliant bowling performance by India with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja absolutely taking the wits out of Bangladeshi batsmen. The only resistance that came from Bangladesh was Mehidy Hasan, who struck a wonderful 42 to get Bangladesh to a decent total.Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja thrash BangladeshRohit Sharma praised his team for being clinical and mentioned that they knew it was going to be easy to bat under the lights.”Yeah it was [a good win]. Very clinical from the start, we bowled pretty well and restricted Bangladesh to 170-odd. We knew it was slightly better to bat under the lights. So yes a clinical effort overall,” Rohit Sharma said at the presentation ceremony.India vs Bangladesh – Highlights | As it happenedRohit Sharma was all praise for the bowlers who responded to his calls and chipped in every time they came up to bowl. He revealed that it was India’s plan to rotate the bowlers and make them do shorter spells in order to let the batsmen do the guessing.advertisement”I think it is important on a pitch like this to rotate bowlers and keep the batsmen guessing and not let them settled. We wanted to do that, shorter spells. Also it is not easy to bowl longer spells in these conditions. The bowling unit responded well and here if you keep the length tight, wickets are bound to come and that is what happened.Ravindra Jadeja returns to ODIs after 442 days and picks 4 for 29″They [Kuldeep and Chahal] had an odd day but they have been bowling well. Jadeja has been out for long and to bowl like that was excellent. The whole unit bowled well and according to plan. When everything goes according to plan, it all looks easy and nice and then a very clinical chase as well,” Rohit stated.Another day, another match, another dominating performance. #TeamIndia seal the game against Bangladesh by 7 wickets #AsiaCup2018 #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/Fntb9xt05XBCCI (@BCCI) September 21, 2018Rohit, who stayed till the very end on the crease, and made sure that India went beyond the finish line said it was important for a settled batsman to be out there because it was tough for a new batsman to play on such wickets.Asia Cup 2018: Ravindra Jadeja thrilled after sensational return to ODIs”On this pitch once you are in, you have to make sure you bat as long as possible. We always know for a new batsman, it’s not going to be easy and we wanted to make sure one of the top batsmen stays till the end and finishes the job.”India next face Pakistan once more at the same venue on Sunday in their second Super Four encounter. Pakistan will come into the match at the back of a thrilling three-wicket win over Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.The last time these two met in the Asia Cup 2018, India thrashed Pakistan by eight wickets to draw first blood.Rohit Sharma hoped that the team comes back fresh for that match after a day’s break on Saturday and wanted to put up a repeat of their last two dominant performances.”Yes absolutely [will be up against Pakistan]. We have to go back and recover, tomorrow is a day off and we have to come back fresh day after against Pakistan. I hope we can put up a similar performance.”The stars of the show against Bangladesh were Rohit and Jadeja, whose performances left Bangladesh searching for answers.Earlier in the day, Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah dented Bangladesh early before Jadeja came to the fore and absolutely ran through the batting line-up. Mehidy played some fearless and extravagant shots to lead some Bangladeshi fightback but it was not enough as they were all out for 173 runs in 49.1 overs.India looked in absolute control of the chase right from the start as Dhawan and Rohit got off to a flying start. It was Dhawan who had the command early on but once he fell, Rohit took the reigns and unleashed his trademark strokes in Dubai.advertisementMS Dhoni also chipped in with 33 runs and smacked four boundaries but it was Dinesh Karthik who gave the match an anti-climatic end with a single off Shakib Al Hasan.last_img read more

Unexpected high jump and javelin successes boost golden day for Australia

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Since you’re here… View gallery Commonwealth Games 2018 The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Reuse this content Australia sport Commonwealth Games Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more “This is just unreal. The whole stadium, I could not thank them enough. I have no words,” Starc said. “I knew I was in good form, I just had to back myself and believe in myself.”Kathryn Mitchell broke her personal best, the Commonwealth Games record and the Australian record with her opening throw in the women’s javelin. Mitchell’s effort of 68.92m was a mark no other competitor came close to beating, and would have comfortably won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she finished sixth. Fellow Australian Kelsey-Lee Roberts saved her best effort until last, moving into the silver medal position at the death.Remarkably, it was a first ever podium finish for Mitchell, a 35-year-old veteran of four Commonwealth Games and two Olympics.“I’ve opened before with my biggest throw, I’ve also thrown my biggest throw in the last round,” Mitchell said. “I just tried to concentrate on what I was doing in that moment, and I did that on the first throw.“The less I focus on results, the more the results come. I tried to put all thought of results out of my mind. I knew I could throw the Australian record eventually, so I just said to myself, ‘allow it to come’.”Henry Frame fell just short of making it a triple treat for Australia in Wednesday night’s field events, finishing with silver in the men’s long jump. Frame led for most of the competition, but was out-jumped at the death by South African world champion Luvo Manyonga.Cameron Crombie, a volunteer firefighter from Canberra, won the gold medal in the men’s F38 shot put final with a throw of 15.74 metres, a whisker short of the world record. Share on WhatsApp In the women’s T35 100 metres, 16-year-old Isis Holt also fell just shy of a world-best time, providing her nation’s highlight on the track at Carrara Stadium.The Australian medal tally kept climbing, even after the conclusion of the swimming program, the country’s best ever result in the pool.Australia’s first gold medal of the day – and 51st for these Games – came from on-target shooter Daniel Repacholi, who took out the men’s 50-metre pistol event. Repacholi, 35, now a three-time gold medallist from four Commonwealth Games, had before the event announced it would be his last international shoot. His score of 227.2 was a Games record.“It’s amazing,” he said straight after the victory. “To win gold in front of my beautiful wife, my two beautiful kids and all our family it’s fantastic. It was great, [the crowd] were behind me the whole way. I don’t know if the same result would have happened if they weren’t here or if it was in another country.”Australian pair Georgia Sheehan and Esther Qin won the first diving gold medal on offer, jumping from fourth to first with their final dive in the women’s 3m springboard synchronised diving competition.Strong winds and technical problems with the scoring system overshadowed the remarkable come-from-behind victory. Fellow Australians Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith, bronze medallists at the 2016 Rio Olympics, had led the competition until the last round but appeared to be affected by the long delays and recorded a no-dive. They finished seventh.The outdoor conditions will likely prove challenging for the remainder of the diving program.“At the end of the day everyone’s in the same boat, everyone’s up,” Sheehan said. “They’e the same conditions [for all] so it’s really just who can deal with it the best today and that just happened to be us, which is really exciting.”On the Gold Coast’s iconic beachfront, Australian pairs won through to the women’s and men’s finals of the beach volleyball. Chris McHugh and Damien Schumann comfortably beat English opponents Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf. McHugh and Schumann are strong favourites to win Thursday’s gold medal match and showed their strong credentials with a cultured display against the 210cm Gregory, who posed a unique challenge at Coolangatta Beach.“Gregory is a big, strong blocker so it was important to move him around,” Schumann said. “There’s been a lot of nervous, sleepless nights, and tonight will be no different. We’ll give it our best crack tomorrow. Whoever we play is going to be world class.Their win was matched by women’s pair Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho Del Solar, who will also play for gold tomorrow. Both pairs will face Canadian opponents. Topics Share on Pinterest Share via Email Commonwealth Games day seven – in pictures Australian field athletes have rarely been the nation’s sporting standard bearers but unexpected Commonwealth Games gold medals in the high jump and javelin at Carrara Stadium helped Australia’s athletics team pick up where the record-breaking swimmers left off.Brandon Starc, the younger brother of cricketer Mitchell, cleared 2.32m to snatch victory in the men’s high jump. In recording a personal best, Starc became the first Australian to win a major high jump competition in 24 years. Support The Guardian news Share on Messenger Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Reporter Sends Horrible Text Message To High School Football Recruit

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A college football recruit shared a horrible text message he received from an apparent reporter in regards to an injury he suffered.Damon Ward, a three-star wide receiver committed to North Texas, shared the text message on Twitter without identifying the name of the reporter.The text message was in regards to an injury Ward suffered, with the reporter saying he doubts the wideout will ever be the same.Check it out:See you in Denton. ? pic.twitter.com/8PHFllY0Kl— Ward Jr. (@TheDamonWardJr) November 1, 2018Clearly, that’s not the kind of message a reporter should be sending a subject.Wow, that’s awful. There is absolutely no place for this. https://t.co/vI8TynpP7N— Jason Howell (@Jason_Howell) November 1, 2018Ward, a 6-foot wide receiver, is ranked the No. 175 WR in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Here’s to him showing that reporter wrong and recovering from the injury as quickly as possible.last_img read more

These Mushroom Chips Taste Like Bacon (We’re Not Kidding)

first_img NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Editors’ Recommendations The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? center_img There are occasions when self-restraint is just not in the cards. Every man comes to this moment in his own way, and there’s no point in explaining or excusing it. It could be as serious as a breakup with your significant other, or getting hauled into the boss’ office for a moment of reckoning. It could also be as simple as stepping out of an Uber into a puddle and spending the rest of the day glowering down at the water stains seeping into the leather of your favorite bespoke wingtips. (Why, oh why, didn’t you take the time to learn to waterproof your own shoes?)On such days, sensible choices like lean chicken, brown rice, and roasted Brussels sprouts need not apply. Your lizard brain demands indulgence, and that means one thing: bacon. And don’t get any high-toned ideas about crafting a sandwich out of it, or crumbling it into a spinach salad. You need it crispy, smoky, just a little bit greasy, and in great quantities (like from a bacon delivery service, for example) — triglycerides be damned.Hey, you’ll get no shade from us. But here’s a thought: What if you didn’t have to wait for a day from hell to warrant such heavenly indulgence? What if you could get down and dirty with that delicious bacon flavor any damn time you felt like it?Outstanding Foods/FacebookThat was the very inspiration behind Pig Out! chips, an ingenious new snack that convincingly reproduces the crunch and flavor of freshly cooked bacon from — wait for it — mushrooms. Created by chef Dave Anderson, founder of Los Angeles’ groundbreaking Madeleine Bistro and caterer to the stars, these “pigless” bacon chips are crispy, salty, and, against all odds, deeply satisfying to our bacon cravings.We cross-examined Anderson about the eureka moment behind this outrageous exploit in plant-based snacking. (With our mouths full of “pigless” bacon, naturally.)The Manual: What was the inspiration for these chips in the first place? Looking for a way to overindulge in bacon deliciousness without skyrocketing cholesterol? Just doing something new and cool?Chef Dave Anderson Outstanding Foods/FacebookDave Anderson: Yes and yes. I had already done a lot of work developing plant-based bacon out of mushrooms since the early 2000s. When my co-founder Bill Glaser and I were discussing which product we would release first, Bill mentioned that everyone eats chips. It’s the kind of product that brings people together and is really versatile. We see our chips as an ingredient to be used in place of bacon as much as a go-to snack. So it made a lot of sense as a flagship product.TM: Why mushrooms?DA: When I was first thinking about making plant-based bacon back in the 2000s, I started by doing what everyone else did and played around with tempeh and tofu. But in testing a number of ingredients, I came across mushrooms and was really blown away by their versatility. They seemed to behave more like bacon than other ingredients. With mushrooms, you have something that is soft and pliable raw, but when cooked up, they become firm and crunchy. The most challenging part was finding the right kind of mushrooms. That was a process, but we finally found our “Goldilocks” of the mushroom kingdom. The King Oyster was just right in terms of size, flexibility, and umami flavor. Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out TM: How did you achieve the right flavor and consistency?DA: It was a matter of playing with different temperatures and seasonings, and working out a process to reduce the oil absorption. Initially we tried smoking the mushrooms in an actual smoker. But after breathing in pre-Industrial Revolution levels of smoke, we were actually able to find some topical flavor combinations that brought an inherent bacon flavor out of the mushroom, which turned out to create a really balanced, bacon-y taste.TM: What about the Pig Out! chip makes you proudest?DA: I never thought I would do chips. Even when I owned my restaurant, Madeleine Bistro, they just weren’t really on my radar. But as we started getting into chips, it dawned on me that when I was a kid, my great-grandfather owned a Wise potato chip distributorship in upstate New York. My grandfather and grandmother would travel around New York, Pennsylvania, and even Ohio, delivering potato chips. I’m now spending my days continuing my family’s business and taking it to the next level for the next generation of chip enthusiasts.Outstanding Foods/FacebookTM: What can we expect next from you? (A mushroom-based bourbon whiskey, perhaps?)DA: More bacon products. For example, I’ve created a bacon strip that fries up just like bacon but is made from mushrooms. After that, we have plans to release a number of plant-based bacon products, plant-based chicken products, and plant-based steak products. Right now, though, we’re focused on chips, and I’m loving the process.Pig Out! chips in four delicious flavors—original, cheddar, chipotle and Kansas City BBQ. Entirely plant-based, gluten- and soy-free, and untainted by any artificial ingredients, they are currently available for pre-order only.last_img read more

Church Urged to Help Provide Safe Homes for Children

first_img“Unfortunately, for whatever reason, if the original family fails, we have a duty as the agency responsible for the care and protection of children in Jamaica to step in, and dare I say you too [the church], as well-meaning citizens and Christ followers to protect the most vulnerable in our society,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.She noted that while Jamaica has come a far way in advancing its foster care programme, more public-private partnership is needed to provide nurturing homes for children in the care and protection of the State.“For that vision to come true, we need you (the church). We also need your friends, neighbours, co-workers to join us in giving love, inspiring hope and fostering a child,” she added.Mrs. Gage-Grey expressed gratitude to the over 800 foster parents in Jamaica, whom she describes as “capable heroes, who have opened their hearts and homes… and shown compassion to our children”.National Foster Care Week is being observed from February 10 to February 15 under the theme ‘Give love, Inspire Hope, Foster a Child’.For the past 13 years, the CPFSA has been observing the week to heighten public awareness about the foster care programme, in an effort to encourage more Jamaicans to take children in State care into their homes. “I encourage all of our churches right across Jamaica… to join with us and provide homes for our children,” he said, while addressing the National Foster Care Week Church Service at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St. Ann on Sunday, February 10. Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon Floyd Green, has called for church groups to join the thrust to get more children into foster care. center_img State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon Floyd Green, has called for church groups to join the thrust to get more children into foster care.“I encourage all of our churches right across Jamaica… to join with us and provide homes for our children,” he said, while addressing the National Foster Care Week Church Service at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St. Ann on Sunday, February 10.“We want more people with Christian principles to get involved because it is one thing to have a home, but what type of home will you provide? We prefer homes that are built on strong values, homes that are built on Christian principles – things such as kindness, teaching them respect, teaching them to love their neighbours as much as themselves and to be honest,” he added.Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, echoed the call for greater involvement of the church in providing safe homes for children in State care.“The significance of the church cannot be ignored, as, possibly, more than any other institution, you appreciate the value of family as well as the concept of substitution,” she noted.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, adresses the National Foster Care Week Church Service at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St. Ann on Sunday, February 10. “We want more people with Christian principles to get involved because it is one thing to have a home, but what type of home will you provide? We prefer homes that are built on strong values, homes that are built on Christian principles – things such as kindness, teaching them respect, teaching them to love their neighbours as much as themselves and to be honest,” he added. last_img read more

TEN Stretches Charters

first_imgGreek tanker owner and operator Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has extended the charters for the Panamax tankers Selini and Salamina for 24 and 30 months respectively, with further 12-month extension options, to a European oil major, possibly Shell. With the additional extension options, TEN expects the minimum gross revenue from this charter with profit sharing provisions to be around USD 37.5 million.Shell reportedly chartered the 2009-built LR1 tankers for a period of two years back in April 2013.George Saroglou, Chief Operating Officer at TEN, said: ‘‘We remain optimistic of the overall strength of the tanker market and expect significant revenues from profit sharing contracts, like those announced today. These together with income generated by spot trades should positively impact our bottom line going forward.”last_img read more

Am working as per constitution says Karna assembly speaker

first_imgBengaluru: Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar against whom 15 ruling coalition rebel MLAs have moved the Supreme Court alleging delay in accepting their resignations, Tuesday said he is working in accordance with the Constitution and was performing his duty. The apex court will pronounce its order Wednesday morning on the pleas of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs seeking direction for Kumar to accept their resignations from the Assembly. “Ultimately, what the Supreme Court will come out (its verdict), after going through that, I will respond,” Kumar told reporters in Kolar district. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Stating that he was working in accordance with the Constitution, he said “I don’t have freedom to comment on all other matters being the Speaker.” “I am not someone who is going to challenge…Iwill only perform my duty..every one will have to wait till tomorrow,” he added. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi concluded the hearings of the rebel MLAs, the speaker and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Tuesday. The order from the Supreme Court will come a day before the tottering Congress-JD(S) government faces the floor test in the assembly, which would end suspense over the numbers game triggered by a raft of resignations by the ruling coalition lawmakers. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty As many as 16 MLAs — 13 from the Congress and threefrom the JD(S) — have resigned while two independent MLAs S Shankar and H Nagesh have withdrawn their support to the coalition government, keeping it on the edge. In a bid to keep their flock together ahead of the floor test, the Congress, BJP and JD(S) have shifted their MLAs to resorts. The Congress Tuesday shifted its MLAs from a hotel in the city to a resort on the outskirts, amid fears that some more legislators may resign. Reacting to state BJP chief Yeddyurappa’s reported statement claiming that another 2-3 MLAs were likely to resign ahead of the confidence motion, KPCC chief Dinesh Gundu Raoalleged that resignation of Congress-JD(S) MLAs were with “malafide intent.” “This statement clearly proves that the resignations by @INCIndia/JDS MLA’s were done with malafide intent. @BSYBJP has purposely said this to ensure that the Speaker has enoughmaterial to disqualify the rebel MLAs. The rebel MLA’s have fallen into a trap,” he said in a tweet. The ruling coalition’s strength in the House is 117– Congress 78, JD(S) 37, BSP 1, and nominated 1, besides thespeaker. With the support of the two independents, the opposition BJP has 107 MLAs in the 225-member House, including the nominated MLA and Speaker. If the resignations of the 16 MLAs are accepted, the ruling coalition’s tally will be reduced to 101. According toofficial sources, the nominated member too has a right to vote.last_img read more

PODCAST How Canadas antiabortion movement recruits young people

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, while many may think of abortion as a non-issue in Canada, the movement against it still exists… but it looks a lot different than it once did. Young people (Gen Zers to be specific) are increasingly labelling themselves as pro-life, attending anti-abortion marches and supporting pro-life politicians.What’s changed in the decades since abortion was a federal election issue? How are young people being recruited? Will this strengthen the anti-abortion movement or hurt it? And could the issue ever really come back up again in Canada as it has recently in the US?GUEST: Sydney Loney, FLARE.comAudio Playerhttp://radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_05222019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

24 Israeli Tourists Escape Dangerous Floods Near Marrakesh

Taroudant – Floods trapped 24 Israeli tourists for hours on their way to the top of the Atlas Mountains on Monday, before they were rescued.The Israeli group of tourists, which included children and elders, had gone through hard times before a special unit of the Atlas Mountains police rescued them.According to the Times of Israel, the tourists “narrowly escaped a dangerous landslide while trekking through the Atlas Mountains Monday.” “Heavy winds and rain caused a landslide of boulders, tress and mud to rain down on a convoy of vehicles driving on a narrow road hugging a steep cliff,” the same source added.After a lot of panic among the tourist group, the Atlas Mountains police they were safely returned to their hotel in Marrakesh.Morocco’s National Meteorology Directorate earlier issued a special weather warning last weekend forecasting thunderstorms in several regions of Morocco, calling on travelers to take necessary measures and cautions. read more

UN highlevel forum spotlights young peoples potential as agents of change

25 July 2011Hundreds of young people converged on the United Nations in New York today as the General Assembly kicked off a high-level meeting devoted to tackling the challenges facing youth and exploring their potential to bring about change in their societies and in the world at large. “We are seeking to promote a culture of dialogue and mutual understanding between young people and with young people as key stakeholders in today’s world,” Assembly President Joseph Deiss said as he opened the meeting. “The events of recent months, in the Arab world in particular, have shown us the extent to which young people are key players in our societies and to what extent they can mobilize for change,” he added, as he called for drawing to a greater extent on the energy and enthusiasm of young people and to create the conditions to enable them to flourish.“The meeting,” he later told reporters, “aims at underscoring the importance of supporting young people’s vast and untapped potential.”The two-day meeting, which is focusing on the theme of “Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding,” is among events to mark the International Year of Youth, which comes to a close on International Youth Day on 12 August. The event began on a sombre note with participants observing a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the terror attacks that took place in Norway on Friday in which more than 75 people were killed, including young people who were gunned down at a youth camp connected to the ruling Labour Party.“I am particularly saddened that this murderer singled out young people keen to engage meaningfully in the future of their country,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his remarks to the gathering. “This atrocity stands in stark opposition to the theme of this meeting, which is dialogue and mutual understanding.” He went on to note that the past few months have been momentous for youth, who have been at the centre of a movement for change that is sweeping North Africa and the Middle East. “The Facebook generation is showing a growing resolve to change our world – and a capacity to make things happen,” he said. “They are bringing their energy and courage to some of the most difficult issues we face.” Mr. Ban said the international community must work to expand “the horizons of opportunity” for young women and men and answer their legitimate demands for dignity and decent work, noting that the global economic crisis and austerity measures in many countries are constraining these opportunities. In the aftermath of the economic crisis, the youth unemployment rate rose from 11.9 per cent to 13 per cent from 2008 to 2009, the largest annual increase on record – with around 81 million unemployed young people. “Failing to invest in our youth is a false economy,” he stated. “Conversely, investing in young people will pay great dividends for all.”The meeting is expected to conclude tomorrow with the adoption of an outcome document that calls for strategies to give young people everywhere a real chance to find decent work and urge countries to take effective measures to protect young people from terrorism, among other elements. read more

Ohio State mens hockey swept by Bowling Green over opening weekend

Ohio State junior goalie Christian Frey (30) surveys the ice during an exhibition game against Brock on Oct. 3. OSU won 4-0. Credit: Kaley Rentz / Asst. Sports DirectorOhio State men’s hockey (0-2) was swept by an in-state rival, No. 16 Bowling Green (2-0), in a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday by scores of 6-3 and 2-0, respectively.With 3,982 in attendance at the Schottenstein Center on Friday, Bowling Green got off to a quick start with two goals in the first 8:05 by sophomore Jakob Reichert and junior Kevin Dufour.“You’ve got to understand how you’ve got to play,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “You’ve got to step on the ice and be ready to go and understand that you’ve got to take care of the puck. Against very good hockey teams like Bowling Green, you can’t go out and find yourself behind like that. We’ve got to learn from it and become a better hockey club.”OSU cut the lead in half when junior defenseman Josh Healey corralled the puck inside of the Buckeye zone and launched a pass up to junior forward David Gust at center ice, springing him on a breakaway.Gust walked in on senior netminder Tommy Burke and beat him top-shelf over the glove hand to make it a 2-1 game with 5:03 left in the period.However, the Falcons took control from there, hopping out to a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes thanks to goals from freshman John Schilling and senior Ben Murphy.OSU junior captain Nick Schilkey made it 4-2 at the 2:06 mark of the third period, finishing off a tic-tac-toe passing play on the power play from sophomore Victor Bjorkung and senior captain Anthony Greco.“I respect our team for coming out in the third and believing that we could go out there and win,” Rohlik said. “That was our conversation after the second period and we certainly played that way. You just can’t dig that deep of a hole and try to get out of it.”OSU ended up 1-of-3 with the man advantage while Bowling Green was shut down on both of its power plays.Bowling Green junior forward Matt Pohlkamp scored an empty net goal with 2:45 left in the game, taking the air out of the Schottenstein Center until Schilkey powered home a second goal just 14 seconds later.Alas, the comeback was not meant to be as senior Mark Cooper scored another empty netter for the Falcons with 1:32 remaining, ending the scoring for the night.“As a whole, I don’t know if we played our ‘A’ game,” senior captain Craig Dalrymple said. “We’ve stressed a lot on our (defensive) zone coverage and where we’re supposed to be in the past couple of weeks. We’ve got to be better.”OSU junior goaltender Christian Frey made 29 saves on 35 shots while Burke had 27 stops on the 30 pucks sent his way.A crowd of 3,022 for Game 2 at the BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio, witnessed a tight battle throughout, with the game remaining scoreless until the third period. Cooper scored his second goal of the weekend and the eventual game-winner with 9:55 left in the game, and Pohlkamp scored his second as well with 2:10 remaining.Junior Matt Tomkins started in goal for OSU, keeping the game scoreless throughout with some tough saves. He ended up making 28 saves on 30 shots.His counterpart in Chris Nell for Bowling Green stopped all 25 shots he faced.Special teams played a big role, as the Scarlet and Gray went 0-of-6 on the power play while the Falcons went 0-of-3.The Buckeyes have the week to get ready for another in-state rival, the No. 11 Miami (Ohio) RedHawks. Face-off on Friday at the Schottenstein Center is set for 7:05 p.m., while Saturday’s game is an 8:05 p.m. puck drop at the Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, Ohio. read more

Vale signs agreement to purchase Ferrous Resources Ltd

first_imgVale has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Ferrous Resources Ltd, a company that currently owns and operates iron ore mines closely located to Vale’s operations in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The purchase price is $550 million and the transaction is expected to occur in 2019, subject to various conditions precedent.Reuters reports that Ferrous “has five mineral assets in the state of Minas Gerais’ iron quadrangle and one operation in Bahia state.“Vale Chief Executive Officer Fabio Schvartsman had said during its last earnings call that the miner was looking for small high-return acquisitions with synergies with the miner’s current assets.“In a meeting with investors on Tuesday, Schvartsman announced that Vale had decided to keep full ownership of its New Caledonia nickel mine and invest $500 million in it after previously vowing to find a partner for the venture.”last_img read more

42000 morons going to watch Liverpool reserves Soccer Republics debate on Irish

first_img“The notion that Irish people, just by virtue of their Irishness, should support Irish football – that ignores any discussion on things like facilities, or the standard of play or how clubs are run or how attractive the thing is.“If you simplify it to: ‘you’re Irish, therefore, go.’ It’s far more complex than that. People find far more reasons to attach themselves to a football team other than the fact they play in this country.”You can watch the debate /row in full on the RTÉ Player online here.5 of Louis van Gaal’s best moments in football and 5 of his worstAshley Cole resigned to leaving Chelsea after eight years FORMER SHELBOURNE MANAGER Dermot Keely issued a harsh rebuke of Irish football fans last night, claiming the majority are only interested in the game as TV entertainment.Keely’s words came at the beginning of a debate on RTÉ’s flagship Airtricity League show, Soccer Republic, on the heels of Shamrock Rovers’ money-spinning friendly against Liverpool in the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday.“It’s absolutely shocking,” Keely said. “42,000 morons going to watch Liverpool’s reserve team – they deserve to go, they deserve to pay their money, they deserve anything they get as far as I’m concerned.“I do not understand how Irish people cannot support an Irish league. It’s beyond me. If you parachuted half that crowd into Liverpool, they wouldn’t be able to find their way to Anfield.”He added: “You can’t stall it to go the toilet or make a cup of tea! That’s what they’re into now – you’re in here, you watch your tele and you can go on and stall it, go off and come back and you don’t miss any of the match – that’s not football.”Keely went on to single out Liverpool’s goalkeeper on the day, Brad Jones, for special criticism, pointing to his poor goals against to games ratio while the Australian was on loan at Tolka Park.“Brad Jones, I let him go 10 years ago – two games, he played. The only games I managed him in, he let in four goals.”Richie Sadlier was on the other side of the debate, challenging Keely’s assumptions and finding no room to criticise the people who took up seats in Lansdowne Road on Wednesday, adding that the league must improve to attract fans back to Irish football.“They’re Irish people who like football, who showed up to a match that the team they support played in.last_img read more

Marée noire les opérations à nouveau menacées par une tempête

first_imgMarée noire : les opérations à nouveau menacées par une tempêteÉtats-Unis – Des dizaines de navires sont prêts à évacuer la zone de la marée noire à l’approche d’une tempête tropicale. Les intempéries se situent actuellement à des centaines de kilomètres du site de la fuite de pétrole, et devraient toucher le golfe du Mexique dans quelques jours.La menace de cette tempête a quasiment suspendu les opérations pour tenter de colmater la fuite de pétrole à l’origine de la marée noire. Les techniciens qui opèrent sur le site ont en effet déjà dû cesser leurs activités car plusieurs jours seront nécessaires pour évacuer la zone, où 65 navires sont mobilisés pour endiguer la fuite. “C’est un chaos contrôlé là-bas”, a confié le lieutenant Patrick Montgomery à l’Associated Press.À lire aussiQuand une cascade se met à couler à l’envers en EcosseOutre cette nouvelle suspension des opérations, l’amiral à la retraite Thad Allen, responsable de la lutte contre la marée noire pour l’administration américaine, craint que la tempête contraigne à la réouverture du bouchon expérimental placé sur le puits endommagé. Le pétrole pourrait alors s’échapper à nouveau, jusqu’à la reprise des opérations.Selon les autorités américaines, près de 43 millions de litres de pétrole ont été brûlés volontairement depuis l’explosion et le naufrage de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon en avril dernier. 130 millions de litres d’un mélange d’eau et de pétrole ont également pu être récupérés.Le 22 juillet 2010 à 16:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sir Alex Ferguson pulled the strings for Ole Gunnar Solskjaers return

first_imgFormer Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly influenced the deal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to become interim Manchester United boss.Solskjaer was lined up to take charge at Old Trafford after executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward decided to sack Jose Mourinho following a disappointing run of form at the club.Ferguson also influenced the return of his former assistant Mike Phelan, 56, as Solskjaer’s No 2 and Daily Mail supported the claim saying:“Once Woodward had talked to the Glazers and told them he wanted Jose out, he needed to be certain he could get the right kind of figure in for the short term at least.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“That’s where Fergie came in and he helped make sure the whole thing happened with Solskjaer and Phelan.”The pair made an immediate impact with a 5-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday and ill face Huddersfield Town on Boxing day.last_img read more

Mississippi Governor Supports Security Project at Keesler AFB

first_imgMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has asked the state Legislature to allocate $15 million from the state’s share of the BP oil spill economic settlement to build a new main gate at Keesler Air Force Base.A new gate on Division Street would replace the existing one on White Avenue, which presents a security risk due to train tracks immediately south of it, according to Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich. A new gate is needed to meet the security standards of DOD and the Air Force, Gilich said, reported the Biloxi Sun Herald.The project also would bolster Keesler’s position in a future BRAC round. Bryant cited concerns about a looming base closure round in letter to House Speaker Phillip Gunn requesting the funds.“Base commanders and local leadership have identified opening a new, secure gate complex on Division Street as a priority,” Bryant said. “Base security must be taken seriously at all times, but particularly in the post-9/11 era, the real or perceived lack of secure access points could put our military bases at risk for closure,” he wrote.The estimated cost to build a new gate and access from I-110 is $37 million, with most of the expense coming outside the gate, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more