Congress wins majority of seats in local body by-elections in Rajasthan

first_imgCongress on Tuesday won the majority of seats in the by-elections to Zila Parishads, Panchayat Samitis and municipal wards in Rajasthan. Congress won all the four Zila Parishad seats, 16 of the 27 seats in Panchayat Samitis and seven of the 13 municipal wards. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won in 10 Panchayat Samiti wards, while one seat went to an independent candidate. The BJP candidates were elected in six municipal wards. The Zila Parishad seats and local body wards, for which by-elections were held last week, are situated in 26 districts of the State.The seats in various rural and urban local bodies had fallen vacant in Udaipur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Banswara, Dausa, Sriganganagar, Pratapgarh, Nagaur, Baran and other districts. Congress candidate Rajendra Patidar won by a margin of 3,178 votes for the Zila Parishad seat in Banswara.Jubilant over the party’s victory in the by-polls, Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot said the BJP’s days were “numbered” in Rajasthan and its countdown had begun. “The Congress gave a tough fight to BJP in Gujarat. The Rajasthan government has completely neglected the people in both rural and urban areas during the last four years,” he said.Mr. Pilot said the by-poll results in the State, coming just after the Gujarat Assembly election results, were “very encouraging” for Congress, as the local bodies which went to polls were geographically situated all over Rajasthan. “The results have depicted people’s disenchantment with the BJP and a renewed faith in Congress,” he said, adding that his party would win in the upcoming by-elections to two Lok Sabha and one Assembly seats as well.last_img read more

Indian Man Charged for Groping Woman in Dubai

first_imgAn Indian man in Dubai was slapped with molestation charges after a Filipino woman accused him of inappropriately touching her.  The woman stated that the 30-year-old Indian man took her by surprise and inappropriately touched her and ran away from the scene right after, according to a report in Khaleej Times.   The man, who works as a driver, denied all the charges at the Dubai court, saying that the touch happened by mistake. The 25-year-old waitress told the court that she did not know the man prior to the alleged incident. A case has been registered at the Bur Dubai police station. The court will announce a ruling on Oct. 11, the report added. “It was at 1.20 am on Aug. 3. I was near a restaurant and was about to go to a supermarket. My friend was with me. There were a group of five to six men who were coming in the opposite way. One of them groped me intentionally. I yelled at him, but he then replied in a very abusive and vulgar manner,” the publication quoted the woman as saying in the complaint. Further, the woman said that the man laughed after the incident and left, but “I followed them and kept screaming until an African man came and restrained the defendant,” the complaint added.  The woman also said that she did not know what could have prompted the man to act in such a way as she had not provoked him in any way.  Another woman who was accompanying the plaintiff said that the group of men accompanying the accused had nothing to do with the incident.  Laws of sexual nature are punished with hefty fines or long-term imprisonment or even deportation in Dubai, the publication said.  More than 80 percent of the UAE’s population is made up of foreigners. It is home to an estimated 2.8 million Indian emigrants, the largest expatriate community in the country, according to a previous PTI report. The country remained the most attractive destination for Indian workers in 2017, with 149,962 people getting jobs there, according to data released by the Ministry of External Affairs, Overseas Employment division earlier this year. Related ItemsDubaiUAElast_img read more

DeMar DeRozan’s triple-double lift Spurs past Raptors in Kawhi Leonard’s return

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments LATEST STORIES Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) jockey for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs’ suffocating defense, scoring runs and fans’ unrelenting contempt for the opposing team’s star player have often overwhelmed the opposition.Kawhi Leonard has seen it many times in San Antonio, but the Toronto star never experienced it from the opposing bench until Thursday night. It was worse than he expected.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Spurs gave reason for the fans to constantly cheer, leading by as many as 28 points against a Raptors team that has been atop the Eastern Conference for much of the season.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points for San Antonio, Bryn Forbes added 20, Derrick White 19 and Rudy Gay 13.“Yeah it was a different kind of game, it was more of a playoff atmosphere, but that’s what we live for,” Gay said. “It’s the NBA, you’re going to have times like this, those are times you have to step up.”The night belonged to DeRozan, though, as he became the first San Antonio player with a triple-double at home since Tim Duncan in 2003.“I told him it was about time,” Popovich said.DeRozan shot 7 for 15 from the field, collecting 13 defensive rebounds and finishing with just three turnovers in 33 minutes.DeRozan’s 10th assist came on an entry to Aldridge that the Spurs center punctuated with a celebration in honor of his teammate’s career milestone.“He was in high gear tonight,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “He was in his fast, athletic gear tonight and when he’s in that gear, he’s tough to handle, as we all know.”After leading by as many as 26 points in the first half, San Antonio opened the second half on a 12-0 run to take a 79-51 lead.The crowd erupted during a sequence of plays when Leonard had the ball tipped away, which led to a slam dunk by White. That possession was followed by Leonard being unable to corral an alley-oop pass, which led to DeRozan tossing in a runner and being fouled by Serge Ibaka. DeRozan made the free throw amid chants of “MVP! MVP!” — something Leonard heard during his time in San Antonio. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READcenter_img The reception didn’t surprise Leonard.“No,” Leonard said. “Media does a great mind to stir people’s minds and to influence them to think a certain way. So, I already knew how that was going to be the way the media was.”Fans were angry that Leonard forced his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that yielded DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl from Toronto for him and Danny Green.Leonard was booed heavily from the moment he walked onto the court for warmup. The boos continued during a pregame video tribute and player introductions, whenever he touched the ball and as he walked off the court following the lopsided loss.“I felt badly about it,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Kawhi’s a high-character guy. We all make decisions in our lives about what we’re going to do with our futures and he has that same right as any of us. So, I felt badly, honestly.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo top early NBA All-Star vote totals Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We didn’t do a good job in transition, defense,” Leonard said. “We didn’t play well at all defensively. Spurs did a great job pushing the pace and kicking out for wide-open shots.”As the game ended, Popovich and Leonard embraced in a long hug and the Spurs coach led his former star to San Antonio’s bench to greet assistant coach Ettore Messina.TIP-INSRaptors: The Spurs played a tribute video for Leonard and Green prior to the game that ended with “Thank you Danny and Kawhi.” Green ran over to and hugged Popovich prior to tipoff. Green finished with no points on 0-for-7 shooting. … Lowry missed his fourth straight game due to lower back pain.Spurs: DeRozan is the first Spurs player to have at least 15 points 10 rebounds and five assists in a half since Tim Duncan in 2007. DeRozan also recorded his first double-double in a half. … Gay played 23 minutes to Popovich’s surprise, who thought the 13-year veteran would miss the game with a sprained left wrist.UP NEXTRaptors: At Milwaukee on Saturday night.Spurs: Host Memphis on Saturday night. DeMar DeRozan 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for first career triple-double and San Antonio welcomed back Leonard with thunderous jeers in the Spurs’ 125-107 victory over the Raptors.“You’ve got to thrive in moments like that,” DeRozan said. “You’ve got to love to play in that type of atmosphere, whether it’s at home or on the road. It kind of fuels you, kind of gets you going. That’s what made it so fun.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionIt wasn’t much fun for Leonard and the Raptors, who saw a three-game winning streak snapped in inglorious fashion.Leonard scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting, but the anger the Spurs’ fans showered on him seemed to impact the MVP candidate. Leonard had to take a step back at the free throw line and compose himself amid chants of “Traitor! Traitor!” and “Quitter! Quitter!” from the capacity crowd that adored him during his seven seasons in San Antonio. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?last_img read more

James Harden played Game 2 with blurred vision and stinging eyes

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The reigning MVP hopes he will feel better with a few days off before the Rockets’ Western Conference semifinal series against Golden State resumes Saturday in Houston with his team trailing 2-0 following a 115-109 loss Tuesday night in Game 2.Harden scored 29 points on 9-for-19 shooting to go with seven rebounds, four assists and six turnovers. Eye drops he received only helped so much to relieve the discomfort.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, logisticsHe injured his eyes with 6:39 left in the first quarter, grabbing at his face after he and Green fought for a loose rebound and Green’s left hand got Harden in the face.“I can barely see. Just tried to go out there and do what I can to help my teammates,” Harden said. “It’s pretty blurry right now. Hopefully it gets better day by day.” View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Houston Rockets’ James Harden wipes his injured eye with a towel during the first half of Game 2 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California— James Harden’s eyes were still red and stinging well after the final buzzer.He could barely see on the court let alone read the box score after the game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Kevin Durant on James Harden: He’s ‘clever’ but not cheater When Harden went to the locker room with 6:27 remaining and a towel over his left eye for a cut, Green patted him on the back and checked to make sure he was OK. Harden returned at the 7:09 mark of the second.“We were fighting for a rebound. I made a mistake and hit him in his eye,” Green said. “It’s not about hurting anybody out here. So many times people forget, when a guy has an injury, you live with that every day, every second of every day. It’s not just about this game. If his eye is messed up, he’s got to live that every day. Just want to check on the guy. At the end of the day it’s bigger than basketball when it comes to injuries.”Harden scored seven straight Houston points during one stretch midway through the fourth, including a 3 at 7:25 that got the Rockets within 92-89. Stephen Curry then connected for a key 3 at the 6:31 mark.As good as he still was, Harden didn’t seem completely comfortable.“He fought through some stuff. The guy looked like he was not in great shape the first half, I think it might have cleared up a little bit,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But he got raked pretty good in the eyes. But that’s him. I didn’t have a doubt he was coming back unless it was something catastrophic. I’m sure he would have loved to have played better. Under the circumstances, I thought he played great.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles 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 Krausslast_img read more

Boxing: Filipino Legend Manny Pacquaio knocks out Lucas Matthysse (VIDEO)

first_imgThe WBA welterweight title is Pacquiao’s 11th championship belt in his 23-year career.VIDEO-Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Advertisement AdvertisementManny Pacquiao is the new World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion. The 39-year-old only needed seven rounds to defeat his Argentinean counterpart Lucas Matthysse who struggled from start to finish.The boxing legend picked up his 60th career win and the WBA welterweight title by defeating Lucas Matthysse via TKO – his first stoppage win since 2009 – in Malaysia on Sunday. The champion could not defend against Pacquiao’s heavy strikes and was knocked down three times throughout the bout. Pacquiao threw in a couple of combinations which connected to Matthysse’s jaw to record a huge technical knockout victory in 2.43s of round seven.The fight was Pacquiao’s first since his July 2017 decision loss to Jeff Horn in Horn’s native Australia. It was also Pacquiao’s first fight since 2001 that did not feature trainer Freddie Roach in his corner – Pacquiao parted ways with Roach in April.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Pakistan keep semi-final hopes alive after handing New Zealand 1st defeat

first_imgPakistan’s stunning similarity to their 1992 campaign continued in World Cup 2019 as they kept their chances of making the semi-finals alive by handing New Zealand a 6-wicket thrashing at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday.Pakistan had ended New Zealand’s unbeaten run during their title-winning run in a must-win match against the Black Caps and history repeated itself on Wednesday as Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men rode on Babar Azam’s class-filled hundred and Shaheen Afridi’s game-changing spell to collect 2 points. Pakistan moved to the 6th spot on the 10-team World Cup 2019 points table and are tied on points (7 from 7 matches) with 5th-placed Bangladesh.New Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreChasing a tricky total of 238 on the Edgbaston pitch that offered a lot of assistance to new-ball bowlers and spinners, Pakistan were jolted early as they lost aggressive opener Fakhar Zaman for 9. Fellow opener Imam-ul-Haq fell for 19 but Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez stitched a 64-run stand for the 3rd wicket to put Pakistan’s chase on track.Babar and Hafeez survived a top-class spell of left-arm spin bowling from Mitchell Santner but Hafeez fell to part-timer Kane Williamson in the New Zealand captain’s first over.Babar then joined hands with Haris Sohail who continued from where he left against South Africa. Haris’ positive intent rubbed off on Babar as the duo made light work of the New Zealand bowling challenge. The two batsmen oozed class and looked assured as Williamson ran out of plans, much to the delight of the packed house at Edgbaston.advertisementFirst Pakistan middle order batsman to score a @cricketworldcup in 32 years, @babarazam258 #NZvPAK Live Updates: #WeHaveWeWill Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 26, 2019Century for Babar Azam, his first of #CWC19A wonderfully mature innings that’s taken his side to the cusp of victory.#NZvPAK World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 26, 2019Haris Sohail and Babar Azam added a match-winning stand of 126 runs for the 4th wicket as Pakistan got to the total with 6 wickets and 6 balls to spare. Haris was run out on 68 when Pakistan needed just 2 runs in the penultimate over of the match.Earlier in the day, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat in overcast conditions. But Mohammad Amir struck early to remove Martin Guptill for another duck and Shaheeh Shah Afridi then removed Colin Munro and the dangerous Ross Taylor in a terrific first spell.Pakistan who needed to win all their games heron to stay in the hunt for a berth in the semi-finals were suddenly on fire. New Zealand, who had remained unbeaten looked vulnerable but they still had their skipper Kane Williamson to dig them out of trouble.But Afridi was still to have a say in the game. Tom Latham fell to another sensational Afridi delivery and Pakistan were tottering at 46 for 4 in 12.3 overs. And when Williamson departed for 41 to the guile of Shadab Khan, Pakistan had every reason to hope.New Zealand cricket has long grappled with the debate of whether to play an extra specialist bowler instead of their two all-rounders. On Wednesday, these two all-rounders came to the party for the Black Caps.James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme were patient and then destructive in a 132-run stand for the 6th wicket. de Grandhomme was run out for 64 just when the pair was looking to up the ante but Neesham carried his bat to remain unbeaten on 97.It was not an easy pitch to bat on. New Zealand suffered a few early setbacks but it was a heroic fightback by their lower order and this stand alone should put New Zealand in good stead for the rest of the World Cup.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Memes go viral after Sarfaraz Ahmed’s diving effortAlso Read | Pakistan can do anything: Sarfaraz Ahmed on World Cup 2019 semi-final chancesAlso See:last_img read more

Granit Xhaka out of Arsenal squad for Wolves match after clash with fans

first_imgShare via Email Share on Twitter Wolverhampton Wanderers Read more The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Reuse this content “We can respect the people on social media but we also have to separate how much is real and [whether or not] every supporter is following that,” he said. “For me the good response is how the supporters respond in our stadium. We have a lot of supporters around the world and we respect them, but the real response is in the stadium.”Emery, who has a Twitter account, said he avoids any replies to tweets made in his name, explaining: “I don’t want to read when we are winning and I have the excuse not to read when we are losing.”Overall he was keen to steer the conversation away from Xhaka’s situation. He and the club continue to feel this is primarily a wellbeing issue. He was more expansive on the subject of Mesut Özil, who impressed at Anfield. Özil is likely to be on the bench against Wolves, with a second Premier League appearance of the season looking realistic.“He is in the squad and I think he has the possibility to play,” Emery said. “Now I am seeing him positive and consistent. On Wednesday with his performance in Liverpool I think this is the way we want. This is the Mesut I think everyone wants.“When he is in that positive way, when he is available consistently, he has the respect from us and from every supporter.” Unai Emery has confirmed that Granit Xhaka will not be involved in Arsenal’s match against Wolves on Saturday as the player continues to regroup after his high-profile falling-out with fans at the Emirates Stadium last weekend. The head coach also offered no guarantee that the midfielder will continue as club captain.Xhaka did not play in the Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool on Wednesday but that decision had been made in advance of Sunday, when he angrily left the pitch during the draw with Crystal Palace amid a cacophony of boos and jeers. Any suggestion that he would immediately return to Arsenal’s Premier League team was quashed by Emery, who said a focus on Xhaka would detract from a match that looks critically important. Share on Facebook Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Arsenal Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger news Share on Pinterest Granit Xhaka says Arsenal fans’ rejection pushed him to ‘boiling point’ “It is not in my mind that he is going to play tomorrow,” Emery said. “I am thinking that tomorrow he is not going to play, because we need to be focused only 100% on the match. Now we are going to train but at the moment he is not in my mind.”Xhaka, who attempted to explain his actions in an Instagram post on Thursday night, has been training with his teammates as normal but Emery refused to indulge questions about the midfielder’s continued claim to the armband, reiterating that the challenge posed by Wolves is his priority. Assuming the pecking order ascertained by the captaincy vote held among Emery’s players in September is adhered to, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will take the role tomorrow.Xhaka, in his statement, had explicitly mentioned some of the social media abuse he has received in recent weeks. Emery suggested that the measure of supporters’ true feelings is the atmosphere inside the ground. Topicslast_img read more

Videos: Ohio State Football Releases “All Of The Lights” Videos To Boast About Program’s National Exposure

first_imgOhio State quarterback JT Barrett at Ohio State's media day.Ohio State Media DayNo college football team will be covered more by the media this season than Ohio State. The Buckeyes have a hefty local media contingent covering them on a daily – and, really, hourly – basis. Dozens of national reporters will also descend upon Columbus for days at a time to write about Urban Meyer and his elite program. Just look at how packed it was at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this afternoon for Ohio State’s media day. OSU’s video production team has released a couple “All Of The Lights” videos to boast about the team’s national exposure. Can Ohio State handle the spotlight? Most likely.last_img read more

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth progress; Sourabh Verma crashes out

first_img Next Press Trust of India BangkokJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 16:55 IST Saina Nehwal registered a straight-game win over local hope Phittayaporn Chaiwan. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina Nehwal registered a straight-game win over local hope Phittayaporn ChaiwanRankireddy-Ponnappa stunned Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu YingFifth seed Kidambi Srikanth defeated Chinese qualifier Ren Peng Bo 21-13 17-21 21-19Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal returned to the court in style, registering a straight-game win over local hope Phittayaporn Chaiwan, to sail into the women’s singles second round of the Thailand Open here on Wednesday.Returning to action after nearly two months, Saina, who made last-minute withdrawals from Indonesia Open and last week’s Japan Open because of injuries, got past Chaiwan 21-17 21-19 in her opening round contest.The seventh-seeded Indian will next play the winner of another first-round match between Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi and Ruseli Hartawan of Indonesia.It was good news for Indians in the men’s singles event as well as the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, H S Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap and Shubhanker Dey all progressed to the next round by overcoming their respective rivals.Fifth seed Srikanth was made to toil hard for one hour and seven minutes by Chinese qualifier Ren Peng Bo before the Indian came out victorious 21-13 17-21 21-19. Srikanth will be up against Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab in the second round.Later in the day, Prannoy defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent of 21-16 22-20, while Kashyap came from a game down to beat Israel’s Misha Zilberman 18-21 21-8 21-14.Both Prannoy and Kashyap have tough second-round encounters in hand as they are up against sixth-seeded Japanese Kenta Nishimoto and third seed Chou Tien Chen of Taipei respectively.Lady luck smiled on Subhankar Dey as he was handed a walkover by top seed and world number 1 Kento Momota of Japan in his opening round contest.advertisementHowever, it was curtains for Sourabh Verma. He fought hard for 64 minutes against seventh seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan before going down 21-23 21-19 5-21 in his opening match.Earlier in the day, the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa recorded one of the biggest wins of their career, stunning Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in the first round.The unseeded Indian pair battled for one hour and two minutes to get past the fifth-seeded Malaysian duo of Soon and Ying 21-18 18-21 21-17.It is only the second time that world number 23 Ponnappa and Rankireddy got the better of Soon and Ying, ranked 5th in the world. The Indian pair had defeated their Malaysian opponents in the mixed team event of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last year.Ponnappa and Rankireddy will play Indonesia’s Alfian Eko Prasetya and Marsheilla Gischa Islami in the second round.The other Indian mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy eased past Japanese duo of Kohei Gondo and Ayane Kurihara 21-16 21-13. They will next play eight seeds Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong.In another women’s singles match, India’s Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka was no match for China’s Chen Xiao Xin, losing 17-21 7-21 in the first round.Also Read | PV Sindhu withdraws from Thailand Open, Saina Nehwal returnsAlso Read | PV Sindhu retains 5th spot, Akane Yamaguchi new World No. 1Also 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Thailand OpenFollow Ashwini PonnappaFollow Kidambi Srikanth Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth progress; Sourabh Verma crashes outSaina Nehwal will next play the winner of another first-round match between Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi and Ruseli Hartawan of Indonesiaadvertisementlast_img read more

England champs, Aussie cheats: Banner spotted during Ashes opener

first_img scorecard advertisement commentary No data available! view more view lesscenter_img England champs, Aussie cheats: Banner spotted during Ashes openerAs David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft made a comeback to the Australian Test side for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal, the England crowd welcomed them with cheats banner at the Edgbaston ground. graphs India Today Web Desk BirminghamAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 16:39 IST The Ashes: England fans with ‘Aussie Cheats’ banner in the stadium during the opening Test. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland crowd welcomed the Australian side with an ‘Aussie Cheats’ bannerDavid Warner was booed by the crowd as he came to bat for AustraliaWarner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft returned to Test after the infamous ball-tampering scandalCameron Bancroft, David Warner and Steve Smith were playing their first Test match after returning from the ball-tampering ban and the trio got a hostile reception at Edgbaston.After Australia won the toss and elected to bat in the first Ashes Test against England on Thursday, English fans at Edgbaston greeted the Aussies with sandpaper and a banner which read: England Champs, Aussie Cheats.During the 2019 Cricket World Cup, David Warner and Steve Smith were booed across several venues in England. Warner, however, finished as the second highest run-scorer in the tournament.Some animosity towards the Australian team was expected even before the start of The Ashes. In 2018, Cameron Bancroft was caught tampering the ball during a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. He was banned for 9 months while then skipper Steve Smith and David Warner were handed one-year bans. While Warner and Smith returned from their bans to play the Indian Premier League and the World Cup, this was the first time Cameron Bancroft was playing for Australia after the ball-tampering scandal.Stuart Broad who had rocked Australia early on Day 1 with the wickets of David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, had warned the tourists of a tasty reception in Edgbaston.”Edgbaston will be tasty won’t it? I think you use it. I think they’d be wrong not to prepare and expect, certainly the Birmingham, Old Trafford and Headingley crowds to be quite lively. I think the atmosphere somewhere like Birmingham is just naturally brilliant.”The crowd come to see England try and win but have an amazing time with it. Look, Warner and Smith have played in front of many a big crowd and have had to warm to much abuse over their careers.advertisement”I’m sure the Barmy Army will make them slightly nervous because they are an intimidating unit, but I don’t think it will affect their performances,” Broad told Read | Ashes: Tim Paine’s handshake tradition creates stir ahead of Edgbaston TestAlso Read | Stuart Broad comes with cheeky reply to Jofra Archer’s old tweet on AshesAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow The AshesFollow David WarnerFollow Sandpaper Gatelast_img read more

Drum group greets Syrian refugees in Winnipeg

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanada has begun bringing in the first of what’s expected to be thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland.A drum group in Winnipeg welcomed several of the newcomers to Treaty 1 territory Monday.As APTN’s Matt Thordarson has the story.last_img

US services firms grew at slightly faster pace in January with ISM

US services firms grew at slightly faster pace in January with ISM services index at 56.7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2015 8:31 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. services firms grew at a slightly faster pace in January, led by hotels, restaurants and financial firms.The Institute for Supply Management says that its services index rose to 56.7 in January, up a small amount from a revised reading of 56.5 in December. The figure had had originally been reported at 56.2.Both months were below a revised November reading of 58.8, which was the best showing since last May. The November level was revised substantially lower from a previous estimate of 59.3, which had been near an eight-year high.Any reading over 50 indicates expansion. read more

A diary from the Big Ten Indoor Championships

Junior Letecia Wright, who competes in sprints and hurdles for the Ohio State women’s track and field team, shares her perspective from the Big Ten Indoor Championships at Penn State this past weekend.For the past two years of my college career, my team has been ninth at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. When the team scores went up at the end of the track meet, our heads would look down.However, things changed this year. For the first time in my collegiate years of running, my team finished second out of 10 teams. I remember at the end of the meet this weekend my fellow juniors were crying and hugging each other. We knew our team had accomplished something we were not expected to do.Weeks leading up to Big Ten, my team and I realized we had a chance to do very well. We had multiple people ranked in many individual events and our relays were ranked in the top five in the conference.We left to drive six hours to Penn State last Thursday. During the long bus ride, the whole team laughed, watched movies and projected how fast we were going to run that weekend.Come Friday morning, we were up bright and early at Penn State practicing for the first day of war on Saturday. During our practice, everyone practiced their respective races and field events.After practice, I could feel the anxiety in the room during our team meeting. We all knew the first day of Big Ten was going to be a war and everyone had to run fast to make it back to finals on Sunday. I went to sleep with butterflies sitting in my stomach and dreams of winning going through my head.The first day of Big Ten Championships, our team shattered several school and personal records. Our two multi-event competitors both placed top eight and started the day off right.We also had three 60-meter hurdlers, three short sprinters, a 600-meter runner, two 400-meter sprinters and countless others make it back to finals on Sunday. Our distance medley relay got fifth, which also gave us good points for the first day of competition.Everyone left the meet excited because everyone ran their fastest times. A few also qualified for NCAA Nationals.Going to sleep Saturday was hard for me. I knew my team could do well, but I never imagined we would finish second overall as a team. I also never imagined that we would have as many girls place top eight to put points on the board.The final day of Big Ten came and it was a true war. Sophomore Shaniqua McGinnis caused an upset in Happy Valley by beating Penn State’s best 400-meter runner and giving us 10 crucial points.While warming up, I took a fall over a hurdle and hit my head. I really wanted to win and run faster, especially after watching Shaniqua win. Sadly, I did not win the hurdles because of a small mishap at the start. Luckily, my other teammate won it, I battled back for second and freshman Christienne Linton got seventh.These were big points for my team. After this moment, I was crushed about not winning, but had to move on because the rest of the day was filled with many personal records and places for my teammates.The meet was filled with great performances by all the multi-event, sprinters, distance and field event girls. At the end of the meet, we cried, hugged and expressed how proud we were of each other.Even with some of the disappointments we had during the meet, we all worked hard to run fast and support everyone. Now some of us get ready for NCAA Nationals and outdoor season.Though the Big Ten Championships were a great present, we now have to look to the future. read more

Oxfam back in the fray against mining

first_imgOxfam America today announced a new, what it describes as, “initiative to promote the rights of communities impacted by oil, gas, and mining industries.” The NGO goes on to say that “as oil, gas, and other commodity prices reach record levels, investment in extractive projects is growing. More than 60% of the world’s poorest people live in countries rich in natural resources. Many poor communities have no say in the extraction of resources from their land and receive little information about these projects.” The latter is of course far from true in the case of most mining companies, but there are still some rogues out there.“Too often, oil, gas, and mining projects don’t benefit people in countries that are rich in natural resources, but whose population is extremely poor. These extractive projects should not add to poverty and powerlessness – natural resources can and should help communities overcome these challenges,” says Raymond C. Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America. “In order for this to happen, however, communities need to know how mining and energy projects will impact their lives and lands and how revenues from these projects will be used.”Oxfam says it “calls on international oil, gas, and mining companies to show their respect for:A community’s right to know by providing complete and timely information about how their work affects communities – environmentally, socially, and economically – and how much extractive industries are paying governments for natural resourcesA community’s right to decide by requiring extractives companies to obtain the free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) of communities affected by oil, gas, and mining operations. For indigenous peoples in particular, FPIC is a critical means of protecting sacred lands and cultural identity.These points are well accepted by most mining companies and have been the focus of a great deal of work by the ICMM.“Empowered with this information, communities are better able to share in the benefits of extractives projects. Revenues can go to real community needs like education, health care, and jobs, and communities can judge if these projects are a benefit or a burden,” said Offenheiser. “More often, contracts and revenues are kept secret leading to an environment that fosters embezzlement and corruption, which has contributed to the failure of extractive projects to help alleviate poverty.”“Many extractive industries projects promise wealth and new job opportunities,” says Mamadou Biteye, Oxfam America’s Regional Director in West Africa. “Unfortunately, many projects, like gold mining in West Africa, have failed to deliver. These industries create few jobs for locals, and communities rarely see the benefit. Communities need to be empowered with information to have more control over the management of the natural resources necessary to sustain their livelihoods.” Oxfam says that in 2005, gold accounted for more than 50% of Mali’s total exports of $297 million, but information about mining revenues is inaccessible for the vast majority of citizens. And despite Mali’s gold wealth, it remains one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. How exports approaching $300 million are expected to do much for a country like Mali, the NGO does not explain.Additional information on Oxfam America’s new fad is available at: read more

WWCH 2013 Four dreams about the final

Don’t miss another fantastic day in “Kombank Arena” in Belgrade where two semi-finals of the Women’s World Championship will be played.In the first semis Serbia will meet Poland (18hrs) while in the second match to Danish coaches Pytlick and Soubak will face their teams – Denmark and Brazil (20.45)Who will play in the FINAL? ← Previous Story VOTE FOR THE WORLD’S BEST FEMALE PLAYER 2013! Next Story → Serbian “crazy house” smash Poland!

Bill OHerlihy I wasnt sure I was good enough to be Film

first_imgBROADCASTER AND PR man Bill O’Herlihy said that he had been doubtful that he was “good enough” to take up the position of chairman of the Irish Film Board (IFB) when it was first offered to him.O’Herlihy told TDs and senators today that he had to “think about” taking the job. The RTÉ presenter, head of his own public relations company and former Fine Gael party strategist, did not apply for the post as chairman of the IFB but was offered the role by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan. His appointment was announced in March.Today, he told the Oireachtas committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht  that he had to pause for thought when offered the role. He said: I just wondered whether I was the right person for the job.I wondered if I was good enough to do it and had I time enough to do it. But in the end, he decided to “give it a lash, in the immortal words of Mick Doyle”.O’Herlihy outlined a number of ambitious targets the IFB and the Government have for the film and audio-visual industry in Ireland, including the number of jobs in those sectors from 5,000 to 10,000 jobs by 2016 and to double turnover from €500m to €1bn. These are targets that were set out in the Creative Capital report delivered by the Government in 2011, as reported in this Silicon Republic article from the time.O’Herlihy said the projected increase in employment and turnover in the sector “isn’t unreasonable at all” but that factors like investment in film-making education needed to be in place.He was officially rubberstamped in his new role by today’s meeting of the committee, with Labour TD Gerald Nash telling O’Herlihy that he believed him “eminently qualified” for the role and independent Senator Fiach MacConghail saying that O’Herlihy’s was an “enlighted appointment”.Both MacConghail and Nash both made declarations at the beginning of their comments that they have some interest in the film area. MacConghail put on record that he has produced films in the past which received funding from the IFB while Nash declared that he is a director of a film company.Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, independent TD, Barry Cowen, Fianna Fáil TD, and Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, Fine Gael TD, all asked about the IFB’s intentions to cultivate film-making and distribution in the regions.Catherine Murphy, independent TD, posed the question asking O’Herlihy why he had felt the need to “think” before taking the role in the IFB.O’Herlihy on his qualifications for the jobO’Herlihy said he believed he could contribute to focusing on training for people both in front and behind the camera because of his years of broadcasting. He also pointed up his years as a PR executive and promotional skills and mentioned that he produced and found independent finance in the past for a series on the diaspora called The Distant Drum, and for a documentary on Sean Lemass.O’Herlihy also listed the achievements of the Irish Film Board in recent years, mentioning Oscar-winning IFB-funded short films, the impact on tourism of seeing Ireland on the big screen and the economic importance of the industry in potential job creation.He also mentioned Glen Hansard taking an Oscar for Best Original Song for Falling Slowly from Irish film Once “back in 1908″ (sic – 2008).O’Herlihy’s memoir, We’ll Leave It There So, was launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in October of last year. The Taoiseach paid tribute to Bill saying: “There’s something about Bill O’Herlihy” and hailing O’Herlihy as a “a friend, a mentor and a person you can be absolutely proud of”. You can hear the audio of Kenny’s speech here.The Oireachtas committee said it might call O’Herlihy back to present to them in 12 months’ time when he had been in the role a substantial amount of time. “I’d prefer not but if I have to I will,” said O’Herlihy, laughing.Read: Bill O’Herlihy named as Irish Film Board chairman>Listen: ‘There’s something about Bill O’Herlihy’ – Taoiseach hails ‘Billo’>last_img read more

Motorola dévoile son Motoluxe

first_imgMotorola dévoile son MotoluxeMotorola a choisi de dévoiler son nouveau Motorola Motoluxe, bien avant le début du Mobile World Congress, qui se déroulera à la fin du mois à Barcelone.Le Motorola Motoluxe devrait débarquer d’ici quelques mois, avec ses 9,8 millimètres d’épaisseur et son écran 4 pouces (10,16 cm), mais pour l’heure uniquement sur les côtes anglaises. Marcus Frost, directeur marketing chez Motorola Europe, précise qu’en “combinant le style élégant avec l’efficacité d’Android, le Motoluxe est idéal pour tous ceux qui veulent les dernières technologies incluses dans un paquet sophistiqué”. En effet, le smartphone intègre “un grand écran et les derniers outils de divertissement” et tout ça, à un prix abordable. En outre, le Motoluxe possède un accrocheur écran de 4 pouces avec une résolution de 480×854 pixels. Et en embarquant Android 2.3 Gingerbread, ce smartphone se situe dans les échelons supérieurs des smartphones milieu de gamme. Il intègre également une caméra arrière 8 mégapixels et un processeur 800MHz. Le mobile est fourni avec 300 Mo de stockage interne, pouvant être élargi grâce à une carte microSD. Le Motoluxe devrait atterrir sur le sol britannique d’ici la fin du mois de février, d’après un communiqué officiel de Motorola. Le 10 février 2012 à 16:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Wade Barrett thanks fans for kind words this week

first_img LAX officially bids farewell to Impact Wrestling, Reportedly turns down top money contracts Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR China Created A Disturbing Replica Of Paris WhatsApp In what appears to be a response to a report making the rounds on Tuesday that he would not be renewing his deal with WWE, Wade Barrett tweeted out the following.“I unexpectedly received a lot of very nice messages from people today. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write some kind words. I’ll comment further at a more appropriate time, but for now I’m 100% focused on doing my job for @WWE. See you at #FastLane on Sunday.”Source: @WadeBarrettRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSugar Ray Leonard Giving Back By Thriving As Motivational SpeakerVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:57/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 82.80%0:03Remaining Time -0:54 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Now Playing Up Next Fashion Meets Tech With Outfits That Create Fragrances and Elixirs Twitter Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Nora and Baker Draft Their Pop Culture Favorites Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies All Elite Wrestling announces the signing of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard ROH World Champion Matt Taven’s contract set to expire at the end of September Now Playing Up Next Sugar Ray Leonard Giving Back By Thriving As Motivational Speakerlast_img read more

Oregon transportation chief to speak at CRC forum

first_imgThe head of the Oregon Department of Transportation will address the future of the Columbia River Crossing during a breakfast forum later this month.ODOT Director Matthew Garrett, along with the City Club of Portland, will lead a presentation about “the new Columbia River Crossing” as the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement, even with a string of recent advances, faces an uncertain future.The CRC has operated largely without financial involvement from Washington since July. Oregon leaders are now pursuing a revised $2.7 billion project.The forum is hosted by the Columbia Corridor Association, a Portland-based business advocacy group that hosts regular breakfast forums.This month’s event begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Red Lion on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive in Portland. The event costs $30 per person for Columbia Corridor Association members, and $40 for nonmembers.last_img read more

Study Millennials staying single because dating is too expensive

first_img(WSVN) – A new study conducted by had results that were not what the online dating site wanted to see.According to, one-third of adults who identify themselves as millennials are voluntarily taking themselves out of the dating scene because it’s too expensive when coupled with housing and student loan costs.The study’s authors blame the dating burnout on a desire to become financially stable before getting into a relationship.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more