Odisha brings 30 former Maoists to watch World Hockey tournament

first_imgWhen thousands of hockey fans were cheering for home team India in the high voltage quarter final of the 14thMen’s World Hockey tournament held in Kalinga Stadium here, 30 special guests became the cynosure of all on Thursday.As part of a mission to mainstream left wing extremists who have surrendered at different points of time, 30 former Maoists (20 from Malkangiri and 10 from Koraput district) were brought to Bhubaneswar to witness the match.“I had joined the in CPI (Maoist) organization in Malkanagiri district in 2007. I was active for three years. The movement, however, did not result in any development. It is a welcome step that the administration is giving us exposure as to what is happening outside our district,” said Ramesh Madkami, a former left wing extremist.The surrendered Maoists were seen sitting near Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who was also present in the stadium. They also greeted Mr. Pantaik. Some of these former extremists were carrying lakhs of rupees on their head before turning to lead normal lives.“The surrendered Maoists expressed their keenness to watch the hockey match. So we facilitated their entry into the stadium. Moreover, they would be taken to different places of tourist interest,” said Jagamohan Meena, Superintendent of Police, Malkangiri.last_img read more

Indian athletics still has long way to go

first_imgThe track and field competitions get underway on Friday and this is one of the largest ever Indian contingents that we have seen in athletics at the Olympics.Expecting a medal in track and field would be asking too much as the leading athletes from other nations are far ahead of us in terms of training and level of competition. Indian athletics still has a long way to go before we can actually compete and challenge the top international stars.On Friday, we will have four Indian athletes competing at the Olympics and all the efforts they have put in over the last couple of years will finally be tested.Om Prakash Karhana (shot put), Krishna Poonia and Seema Antil (discus throw) and Mayookha Johny (triple jump) will be seen in action; the discus throwers have the best possible chance of making it to the finals.Amongst the four, Mayookha’s chances are pretty remote as not much has been heard about how she has fared in recent competitions as her focus was more on attaining the qualifying mark in the long jump event.Om Prakash will have to match his personal best to make the cut for the final. He hasn’t participated in enough competitions in his build-up towards the Olympics; moreover, the events in which he competed lacked top level athletes. However, Om Prakash has tremendous potential and we hope for the best.Krishna and Seema should qualify for the finals if they manage to cross the 61m mark, which they have achieved on numerous occasions.advertisementJust like every other sport, technique is quite crucial in athletics as well. That is exactly why I feel the discus throwers are more prepared. Their best efforts have come this year and what goes in favour of Seema is that she seems to have peaked just at the right time.Krishna had her personal best throw of 64.76m in May this year and although she looks prepared, I feel she might have peaked a couple of weeks early.Both Krishna and her husband Virendar Poonia, who is also her coach, are targetting the 65m mark and if they manage that, India could be celebrating its first Olympic medal in athletics.After the bronze medal from Gagan Narang, nothing much has gone India’s way, although Saina Nehwal is on track to win a medal. Indian athletes have been training for long to prepare themselves in the best possible manner for the ultimate challenge.But making tall claims wouldn’t help our athletes and it would be better for them to focus on making the finals, and then put everything on the line.(The writer is an Asian Games gold medallist and finalist at 1964 Tokyo Olympics)last_img read more

Indian women’s hockey team brushes aside hapless Poland to reach semis of Youth Olympics

first_imgAdvertisementThe Indian U-18 women’s hockey team clinched a comfortable 3-0 victory over Poland to reach the semifinals of the Hockey 5s competition at the ongoing 2018 Youth Olympic Games.Indian women’s hockey team reached the semi-finals of the Youth OlympicsIt was Poland who got the first clear chance at goal as Viktoria Zimmermann tested the Indian goalkeeper Bichu Khari at the second minute. India’s Mumtaz Khan could have also broken the deadlock at the same minute but the danger was thwarted away by the Polish custodian.Both the teams struggled to find the rhythm at the ongoing half, but it was India who drew the first blood. Indian forward Lalremsiami got the better of Poland’s Nicole Chruscz and gave her team the lead at the 10th minute.Poland pressed hard for an equalizer but failed to get past the Indian defense. At the 14th minute, Indian captain Salima Tete extended India’s lead and Baljeet Kaur put further salt to the wound 54 seconds later.The final scoreline read 3-0 as India overcame Poland and punched their tickets into the semifinal match.The Sportsindiashow team wishes the Indian Womens’ hockey team best of luck for their semi-final clash.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rio 2016: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar floored as Sindhu storms into badminton final

first_imgPV Sindhu thumped Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the final of badminton women’s singles, assuring the country at least a silver medal at the Olympic Games on Thursday.World No.10 Sindhu registered a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals over world No.6 Okuhara to become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics. In the final, she will face two-time reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain.From President Pranab Mukherjee to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate Sindhu on her stellar show.Hearty congratulations #PVSindhu, well played, all the best for the finals #PresidentMukherjee&; President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) August 18, 2016Superb performance @PvSindhu1. You make India proud! Best of luck for the finals. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/kXwqodB3K7&; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2016Sikh, Issai, Muslim,Hindu-Sab ka Dil Jeet gayi #PVSindhu #SportsUnitesPeopleBeyondReligion #IamProudSayItLoud pic.twitter.com/K5n9qPpPeQ&; Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 18, 2016Yeaaahh!! @Pvsindhu1 through to the #badminton finals with such an amazing performance!! Congratulations! Superb smashes!&; sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 18, 2016Way to go Sindhu! Congratulations! You have made India proud!!! All the very best for the finals. Love.a.&; Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) August 18, 2016Sakshi?.Sindhu?. Dono ko Salaam! pic.twitter.com/RFhfUkUpsS&; Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 18, 2016So so sooooo proud of you ???? fighter .. ?????? #favorite #champion @Pvsindhu1 pic.twitter.com/lLkS3gwLrM&; Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 18, 2016T 2352 – Never ever underestimate power of female gender ! #PVSindhu you have destroyed so many ‘naysayers’ .. you are the PRIDE of INDIA !advertisement&; Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2016I SALUTE YOU #PVSindhu. Those smashes could move mountains. WHAT AGRRESSION !!! Another Indian Woman creates history #goforgold #Rio2016&; Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) August 18, 2016Super #PVSindhu nails #Rio2016 medal. May grey turn to yellow for you super girl! #GoYellow @Pvsindhu1 @pullelagopicha1&; GAGAN NARANG (@gaGunNarang) August 18, 2016#Rio2016 Congrats @Pvsindhu1 Convincg victory..Well deservd..Keep up d momntm..Stop not till the GOLD is reached..Best wishes #PVSindhu #IND&; Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 18, 2016Great news for Indian Badminton and India #PVSindhu in the finals… The entire nation is rooting… Brilliant stuff.. Hopes again&; Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) August 18, 2016#PVSindhu congratulation for great win #IndiaRio2016&; Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 18, 2016What a player !! @Pvsindhu1 I’m waiting for you to join me in the club. You have no idea how lonely it’s been !!! Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 18, 2016last_img read more

U.S. Reaches Olympic Medal Milestone

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO (AP)— When Simone Manuel touched the wall to clinch a gold medal Saturday night, it was a moment 120 years in the making.The U.S. women’s 4×100-meter medley relay team of Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Manuel — winners at the Rio Games on Saturday night — is being recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as delivering the nation’s 1,000th gold medal in Summer Olympics history.By their count, anyway. Keeping count of the gold total is not as exact a science as one might think.The count accepted by the U.S. Olympic Committee coming into the Rio Games was 977 gold medals, and even that was adjusted a bit in recent weeks over a debated medal from the 1904 St. Louis Games. That means the gold medal in the women’s eights on Saturday morning was the 21st for the Americans in Rio, and No. 998 overall. Some sites say there’s a few more, some say a bit less. The USOC count is the accepted one.And the relay win was No. 23 in Rio, so by the USOC’s count that made it official.“A gold medal is like a newborn baby,” said long jumper Jeff Henderson, who put the U.S. on the brink with gold No. 999 earlier Saturday night. “It’s just lovely.”Lovely, 1,000 times over now for the Americans.“A remarkable achievement made possible by the culture of sport that is the fabric and foundation of Team USA,” USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said Saturday night.James Connolly won the first for the U.S. in 1896, and of course no one has added more to the total than Michael Phelps, a 23-time gold medalist. Illustrating how not-so-simple this medal-counting business is, the official info portal for the Rio Games even has a different number than the USOC, saying the one the Americans will recognize as No. 1,000 is really No. 1,001.Whatever the real number, the U.S. is the first to reach four figures — in a landslide. The Soviet Union remains No. 2 on the all-time summer gold list, and no other nation has even reached 500.“Here’s the significance: The next four best nations had 1,004 gold medals coming into Rio,” said Bill Mallon, an Olympic historian. “You add up the next four and they barely have more than we do.”At its current rate, China wouldn’t reach 1,000 golds until 2100. Germany wouldn’t get there until 2204.But there have been some very interesting story lines on the U.S. road to 1,000. Consider some of them:THE DEMONT CASEIf Rick DeMont had his way, gold medal No. 1,000 would really be identified as gold medal No. 1,001.Or maybe even No. 1,002.DeMont was 16 when he won gold in the 400-meter freestyle at the Munich Games in 1972. But he tested positive for ephedrine, which was part of his asthma medication, and stripped of the medal days later along with a chance to compete in a 1,500-meter event.His saga, however, doesn’t stop there.DeMont tried for decades to get the medal back, saying he was wronged because the USOC did not properly disclose to Olympic officials that he was on medication — and that if they had done so, his ephedrine level would not have led to his ban. In 2001, the USOC recognized DeMont for his achievements and said it was bringing him “back into the Olympic family.”But the International Olympic Committee — in part out of concern for setting a precedent that could lead to enormous numbers of athletes contesting results — declined later that year to consider restoring DeMont’s gold over the USOC paperwork mix-up. So the gold remains awarded to Bradford Cooper of Australia. Cooper now owns a swimming school in his homeland while DeMont is the swimming coach at Arizona.“It was so long ago that it almost seems like it happened to another person in another life,” DeMont said Saturday. “I don’t carry it with me.”THE ST. LOUIS GAMESNo matter how well the U.S. does in these Rio Games, the medal count this year won’t come close to the St. Louis Games in 1904.Officially, here’s the count from that Olympics for the U.S.: 79 golds (it had been 78 until recently, when one medal that was counted as being won by a mixed-nationality team was added to the U.S. total because five of the six members were Americans, along with one Austrian), 78 silver and 79 bronze — 236 medals in all.Germany was second in the medals standings, with 13.“There is no wrong or right,” Mallon said. “It’s an interpretation.”The Olympic website describes those St. Louis Games as being “lost in chaos.” They lasted nearly five months, had a marathoner disqualified for using a car on the route, saw gymnast George Eyser win six medals despite having a wooden leg and featured events such as dumbbells and tug-of-war.About half the official competitions in those games had only American entrants, and some historians have suggested that even some of the athletes who are listed as part of the U.S. team likely were newly arrived immigrants who either hadn’t become citizens yet or never actually completed that process.THE 1906 GAMESYou might not know about them, since they don’t count.Held in Athens, Greece, they were considered an Olympics at the time — though aren’t now recognized by the IOC, so the medal counts appear in no official lists. Though unlike the St. Louis Games two years earlier, this had more of a normal Olympic program.There were 78 events and medals were awarded; there even was a true opening ceremony. The U.S. was second to France in the medal standings, winning 12 golds to their 15.So while little debates and differing counts will likely continue, the U.S. dominance isn’t in question. And maybe it was fitting that Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever with 28 medals helped start the march toward the next milestone Saturday night, when the final swim of his career — part of a win in a relay — delivered gold No. 1,001.“It’s the Olympics,” said U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky, a five-time winner of Olympic gold. “It’s the pinnacle of our sport … and we feed off of each other.”TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

a day agoLiverpool boss Klopp tells Oxlade-Chamberlain: You can do more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp tells Oxlade-Chamberlain: You can do moreby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reminded Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he could do even more, despite complementing the England international on his goal against Genk on Wednesday.The 25-year-old scored his second of the game with a sumptuous first-time strike with the outside of his foot from the edge of the box.”It was a pretty stiff first half,” Klopp said. “Then we could show the boys a couple of spaces which they could and should use in the second half. Then we scored the second goal – by the way, the first goal was very brilliant and the second goal even nicer, and all our goals were unbelievably beautiful.”It was absolutely a great moment for him, but I would say with Ox his performance was exactly the same as the performance of the team – the goals were great but all the rest could have been better.” last_img read more

Videos: Texas And Baylor Just Engaged In A Bench-Clearing Scuffle

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas is destroying No. 12 Baylor, 17-0, after the first quarter. The score is ugly, but not as ugly as the bench-clearing incident which just occurred. After Baylor reserve quarterback Lynx Hawthorne tossed an interception, the red-shirt junior chased down Texas DB Duke Thomas, who recorded the pick. Hawthorne slammed Thomas down near the Longhorns’ sideline, and some UT players took offense. In the videos below, you can see Texas safety Kevin Vaccaro (No. 18 in white) leave the bench and fall on top of Hawthorne. This resulted in a 15-yard penalty, but more significantly, served as the beginning of all hell breaking loose.Baylor players sprinted from the far sideline to join the fray. While it didn’t look like any punches were thrown, the two teams did scuffle and trade a lot of angry words. Some players had to be held back. 18 off the bench for Texas & PJ Locke shoving QB down after play standing over him. Almost got ugly in Waco. https://t.co/RjEkVxYco7— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) December 5, 2015Here is the Baylor-Texas (kinda) brawl. https://t.co/xdne86QhnJ— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) December 5, 2015Amazingly, Vaccaro’s penalty was the lone one assessed after this near-melee. Things have since settled back to normal in Waco.last_img read more

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni criticial of Chepauk pitch despite 7-wicket win vs RCB

first_imgIPL 2019: MS Dhoni criticial of Chepauk pitch despite 7-wicket win vs RCBIPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings hammered Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets to kick-off their campaign with an all-round performance on their home ground. scorecard No data available! graphs advertisementcenter_img commentary view more view less Rohan Sen ChennaiMarch 23, 2019UPDATED: March 23, 2019 23:37 IST MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings stretched their unbeaten streak to 7 matches vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChennai Super Kings (71/3) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (70) by 7 wicketsDhoni’s decision to play three specialists spinners paid rich dividends for CSKCSK have won 15 matches vs RCB in 23 meetings in the Indian Premier LeagueMahendra Singh Dhoni once again made all the correct decisions as his Chennai Super Kings completely outplayed Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of the Indian Premier League 2019 on Saturday.Chennai Super Kings rode on three-wicket hauls from Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir to bowl out RCB for 70 in 17.1 overs and then chased down the paltry target with 7 wickets and 14 balls to spare. Ambati Rayudu top-scored with 28 runs while Suresh Raina (19) and Kedar Jadhav (13 not out) also made useful contributions.Dhoni’s decision to play three specialists spinners paid rich dividends for the home side as they made the most of the turning track at the MA Chidambaram stadium to bamboozle the clueless RCB batsmen.”I wasn’t sure about the wicket. We played a practice match on this wicket and it was a high scoring match, but usually in practice matches we score 30 runs mroe than a normal match. But we were really surprised by how slow the wicket was. It reminded me of a Champions League wicket in 2011 after we won the IPL.”The wicket definitely needs to be much better, even with dew it was spinning big. 80, 90, 100 is really low-scoring and if you have geniune spinners in your lineup you can create a lot of trouble. We have communicated it really well to the players as to when they’ll feature in and in which conditions. Harbhajan’s is one slot and we’ll shuffle it around. He would never mind bowling on such wickets.”We need to score runs as well, ours is a batting attack where batsmen like to play their shots and you can’t control the toss which means that we might have to bowl first in matches as well. Other teams have good spinners as well and this isn’t the pitch we are looking forward to,” MS Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.advertisementThe win also stretched CSK’s winning streak to 7 matches against RCB. The Bangalore-based franchise hasn’t defeated the yellow brigade since 2014. The head-to-head record between these two teams also favours CSK with Dhoni’s team winning 15 matches in 23 meetings.Harbhajan Singh finished with 3 for 20 while Tahir bagged 3 for 9 as RCB crashed to the sixth lowest total in IPL history.This was the second time RCB were bowled out under 100 in the opening match of the IPL. They had managed just 82 in the 2008 season opener against Kolkata Knight Riders. This was also RCB’s joint second lowest total in the tournament’s history.The Bangalore-based franchise now figures thrice on the list of six lowest totals in IPL history. Their unfortunate record in the opening game of the IPL season stretched to three losses out of three – 2008, 2017 and 2019.Such was the dismal show from Kohli’s team that Parthiv Patel was the only batsman who managed to get into double digits and top-scored in the match with 29 runs.”No one wants to start like this, but it’s good to get a game like this out of the way – this early in the tournament. We spoke of trying to be in the game, taking it to the 18th over was nice to see. The batting wasn’t good, it wasn’t easy to bat on, looked much better surface though, I thought 140-150 would have been an ideal score, especially with dew expected later on.”A scrappy start to the league, but I don’t think either team had control over it, the pitch was under the covers for 4 days, but we should have batted better, 110-120 would have been a fighting score. I thought CSK played really well, they deserved to win, but I loved to see our team fighting all the way,” Virat Kohli said after the loss.Harbhajan started the carnage with the wickets of Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers in his first spell and then Tahir took over and removed the lower middle-order by sending back Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal.Ravindra Jadeja bagged the wickets of Colin de Grandhomme and Umesh Yadav while Dwayne Bravo got the last man out with his first delivery in the match.Also Read | CSK vs RCB, IPL 2019: Harbhajan, Tahir fire as Chennai hammer BangaloreAlso Read | Suresh Raina 1st man to score 5000 runs in Indian Premier LeagueAlso Read | CSK vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2019: Chennai beat Bangalore by 7 wickets in IPL openerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow CSK v RCBFollow IPL 2019Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow MA Chidambaram StadiumFollow Chepauklast_img read more

Controversy in IPL 2019 Final: Rohit Sharma upset after Shardul Thakur’s rude send-off act

first_img 41 (25) covers Shardul Thakur S. Thakur lbw b Lasith Malinga Mid on Indian Premier League, 2019 Fall of Wickets 149/8 Mid off Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG), Nitin Menon (IND) and Nigel Llong (ENG) covers 0 0 Mid off graphs (20.0) covers 8 Controversy in IPL 2019 Final: Rohit Sharma upset after Shardul Thakur’s rude send-off actMI vs CSK Final, IPL 2019: Shardul Thakur’s send-off of Quinton de Kock did not go down well with Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma in the final against Chennai Super Kings 0 0 nb commentary 1 wd 82/4 ( MS Dhoni 12.4 Overs) , Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 100 80 (59) 148/7 Mid on 14 Deepak Chahar D. Chahar Chennai batting CHE batting Mid Wicket 2/14 (4) 73/3 ( A. Rayudu 10.3 Overs) , fine Leg 1 100 run out (Krunal Pandya) Faf du Plessis du Plessis st Quinton de Kock b Krunal Pandya Mid on R B All batsmen are considered right handed covers 25 Hardik Pandya H. Pandya st Quinton de Kock b Krunal Pandya 13 All batsmen are considered right handed 3 1 49 Chennai not out Mid Wicket lbw b Rahul Chahar Extras: 9 runs (B: 5, LB: 0, WD: 4, NB: 0, P: 0) Series Status: Mumbai Indians wins the 2019 Indian Premier League Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah Player Of The Series: Andre Russell Harbhajan Singh H. Singh 148/7 ( S. Thakur 20 Overs) , Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah third Man Deepak Chahar (CHE) D. Chahar (CHE) Point Square Leg Mid Wicket 14 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 14 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid on Ambati Rayudu A. Rayudu c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah 2 Mumbai Bowling MUM Bowling fine Leg Point Chennai CHE 3 0 3 8 fine Leg 3.5 third Man third Man 0 covers Mid Wicket 4 Mid Wicket Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah Imran Tahir I. Tahir Point c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah Mid Wicket covers Square Leg 4s Square Leg 4 Point r 4 Jasprit Bumrah (MUM) J. Bumrah (MUM) Chennai CHE 25 Kieron Pollard (MUM) K. Pollard (MUM) 0 Mumbai MUM run out (Ishan Kishan) 200 Shane Watson S. Watson run out (Krunal Pandya) covers All batsmen are considered right handed Match Ended Match Ended Square Leg third Man 0 No data available! 0 Mid off Rahul Chahar R. Chahar Mid off MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) run out (Ishan Kishan) Mumbai MUM 4 fine Leg third Man 1 0 135.59 0 0 3.5 0 8 third Man Scorecard Point Point 15 lbw b Lasith Malinga view full scorecard Mid off Mid on All batsmen are considered right handed o Square Leg advertisement Super Over 0 (20.0) Mid off 0 15 Point 1 Square Leg (20.0) 0 Mid on 100 Square Leg Krunal Pandya K. Pandya Mid Wicket fine Leg 0 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 19:30 (Local Time) fine Leg 0 Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja not out 5 59 third Man 0 148/7 Indian Premier League, 2019, Final 6s 33/1 ( du Plessis 4 Overs) , Mid off 3 0 133/5 ( D. Bravo 18.2 Overs) , 13 0 fine Leg Suresh Raina S. Raina lbw b Rahul Chahar m 70/2 ( S. Raina 9.2 Overs) , Mitchell McClenaghan M. McClenaghan covers vs Mid Wicket w 5 0 0 0 Mumbai 148/7 6 26 Toss: MUM elected to bat S/R 39 – 0 Mid on Mid on Lasith Malinga L. Malinga 4 Mid off 24 Square Leg 149/8 (20.0) 12.25 80 4 All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg 2 0 146/6 ( S. Watson 19.4 Overs) , 57.14 2 2 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers view more view less 1 2 1 Point e/r 1 0 3/26 (4) Mumbai beat Chennai by 1 run (20.0) 1 All batsmen are considered right handed c Quinton de Kock b Jasprit Bumrah third Man Shane Watson (CHE) S. Watson (CHE) Rajarshi Gupta HyderabadMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 20:26 IST Shardul Thakur celebrates the wicket of Quinton de Kock with teammates (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShardul Thakur gave Quinton de Kock a send-off after dismissing the MI openerRohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians captain, was far from impressed with ThakurUmpire Gould had a word with Thakur immediately after the incidentThere were some heated moments early in the IPL 2019 final between Mumbai Indians and defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad. Shardul Thakur gave Quinton de Kock a send-off after removing him for a 17-ball 29 on Sunday.Mumbai Indians had won the toss and decided to bat against Chennai Super Kings. Quinton de Kock led a rapid charge for MI who were playing their 5th IPL final. He hit Shardul Thakur for a six in his first over before smashing 3 sixes off Deepak Chahar. Thakur returned to bowl his 2nd over and had de Kock caught behind.Shardul Thakur, who had bowled just 1 over in the Eliminator against Delhi Capitals, gave Quinton de Kock a send-off and waived him off with a finger. Rohit Sharma, at the non-striker’s end, was far from impressed and could be seen walking over to the umpire to have a word.Ian Gould came and chatted with Shardul Thakur who appeared to smile and it looked like all was good.Tempers have already been high in the 2019 Indian Premier League. In Jaipur earlier in the season, MS Dhoni had stormed on to the pitch to argue with the umpires after confusion over a no-ball in a tense game between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni was fined 50 percent of his match fee and many including Virender Sehwag felt it was a light punishment.Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin had also stirred up a controversy when he Mankaded Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler. Several cricketers from around the world had slammed R Ashwin for his action even as the KXIP captain explained why he did it.advertisementVirat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, during matches this season, also appeared to mock R Ashwin over the Mankading act.Also Read | IPL Final: MI vs CSK in 2015 to MI vs CSK 2019: What has changed in 4 yearsAlso Read | IPL 2019 Final: Pollard looks to spend a happy birthday evening as MI eye gloryFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow IPL 2019 finalFollow Shardul Thakurlast_img read more

No Ban on Beef Import

first_imgMinister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has assured that Jamaica will not be imposing a ban on imported beef.“We have done our tests; we have carried out surveys extensively and we are satisfied that our surveys carry the level of integrity that would cause us to continue to import corned beef,” he said.Mr. Samuda was speaking at a press conference, held at his New Kingston offices on June 23.The Minister was seeking to address concerns about the recent ban by the United States (US) on the importation of fresh beef from Brazil due to safety concerns.He pointed out that Jamaica does not import fresh beef from Brazil, so a similar ban does not have to be imposed.“So, we are not affected. This is a matter affecting fresh beef. I just want to put everybody’s mind at rest. I know that there are many people who are distributors that would be concerned. It is not a matter to detain them at this time,” he said.On Thursday (June 22), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) ceased imports of fresh beef from Brazil, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.last_img read more

PILs Southern Pearl Named in China

first_imgImage Courtesy: PILA subsidiary of Singapore’s containership operator Pacific International Lines (PIL) has named its newest boxship newbuilding in China.As informed, the naming ceremony for Southern Pearl (TK1301) took place at Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding yard in China on August 14.The 600 TEU feeder vessel is the first to be owned by PIL’s subsidiary Pacific Direct Line (PDL), the company said.Ordered in 2016, the Federmax has a length of 110 meters and a width of 22.3 meters. Currently, the ship has a market value of USD 14.5 million, according to PIL.Southern Pearl will be delivered to PDL in September and will ply the South Pacific island trade.PDL provides liner shipping services from New Zealand and Australia to the Pacific Islands and feeder services for international airline operators.In 2006, 51% of PDL’s business was acquired by Pacific International Lines (PIL). PDL is currently in the process of upgrading and expanding its fleet to meet container transshipment needs to the South Pacific.last_img read more

Premier Welcomes Contract Agreement

first_img —————————————————————Premier Stephen McNeil welcomed a contract agreement today, Oct. 10, between nurses who are members of Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 97 and their employer, Capital District Health Authority. PREMIER’S OFFICE–Premier Welcomes Contract Agreement “The decision by the NSGEU to accept the employer’s final offer is welcome news,” said Premier McNeil. “This has been a long and difficult process. “This government has wanted NSGEU to accept the employer’s offer for many months. The value of the collective bargaining process has been confirmed by the result.” -30-last_img read more

Republican Karl Rove says conservatives need more than simplistic slogans

first_imgOTTAWA — Legendary Republican campaign strategist Karl Rove, known for his no-holds-barred approach to American politics, has some advice for Canadian conservatives: simplistic, bumper-sticker sloganeering isn’t enough.Rove on Friday kicked off the annual Manning Networking Conference, a gathering of this country’s most influential federal and provincial conservative thinkers, strategists and politicians.This year’s event comes amid a political uproar over allegations of interference in the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, and just seven months before Canadians head to the polls.Rove talked about the rise of populism in the United States that led to Donald Trump’s election as president in 2016, as well as how distaste for Trump’s “coarseness” and personality has since driven college-educated surburbanites, particularly women, away from the Republican party.“All of these things sort of tie together in an imperative for the conservative movement in my country, and I suspect the conservative movement in your country as well. And that is we gotta take the proposals of the opposition seriously,” he told several hundred conference attendees.“We need to take these proposals seriously. We can’t mock them, we can’t dismiss them with a cute phrase, we’ve gotta take them on and explain to the American people why they’re bad policy, why they’re not in keeping with the values of our state or our country. And finally, we’ve got to go out there and begin to describe — which is hard for conservatives in my country to do — what it is that we do as an alternative.” In the U.S., he said, it’s particularly urgent for conservatives to propose alternatives to universal health care advocated by some Democrats.He did not point to any particular issue in Canada, but arguably his message could apply to the federal Conservative party’s steadfast opposition to the Liberal government’s plan to impose a price on carbon pollution. The Tories deride the plan as a job-killing carbon tax that will drive up the cost of everything — but have yet to unveil their own plan for tackling climate change.Rove is credited as the architect of George W. Bush’s two presidential victories. He is also a controversial figure in American politics, infamous for negative attack ads and, currently, as a key figure behind the millions in so-called “dark money” funnelled to Republican campaigns through political action committees.Rove said Trump could win a second term next year but “I think they’re realistic, they know they’re in for a tough race.”He predicted Trump will use a strategy pioneered by his Democrat predecessor, Barack Obama, to win a second term: appealing for unity and common purpose, which he said Trump “wisely” started talking about in his recent state of the union address. He also said Trump will portray his main opponent as someone “unworthy of holding the Oval Office” long before the election campaign gets underway.On the last point, Rove said he thinks Trump is counting on Democrats choosing a left-wing presidential candidate who advocates things like free college education, free health care and guaranteed jobs, and said he’s already laying the groundwork for discrediting the winner.“The president began to lay the predicate for 2020 in the state of the union address by saying, ‘We’ve never been and never will be a socialist country.’”The Manning conference is to hear from Ontario Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford and federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on Saturday. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Bush survival could be difficult for BC homicide suspects say Tataskweyak residents

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsAs the search continues for two men accused of killing three people in British Columbia, many are left wondering how the two are surviving the rough terrain of northern Manitoba.Kilometres of water and forest surround many of the communities, including Tataskweyak Cree Nation.The landscape offers a scenic view, but it also poses many risks for people who aren’t from the north.“As far as surviving out in the bush, I think that’s really dangerous if you’re not a northerner and you don’t know the area,” Tataskweyak resident Eunice Beardy told APTN News.Beardy grew up in the bush, as it is affectionately known as to locals.Much of northern Manitoba is made up of forested areas.It’s where an extensive search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky has been taking place since last Wednesday.The two are charged with second-degree murder in the death of Leonard Dyck, and are considered suspects in the deaths of American Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler, who is from Australia.RCMP had focused their search on Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation, but the vast area has proven difficult.Eunice Beardy grew up in the bush and says outsiders might not know how to survive. Photo: APTN.Beardy said there are a number of places the two could hide and survive.“There’s a lot of cabins out there and we leave stuff in the cabins. There’s food…[and] in some places they have their four wheelers outside the cabins,” she said.Without shelter the two are exposed to various elements such as bugs, animals and muskeg, a swampy-like marsh area.Ernest Bittern is a fisherman and trapper in Tataskweyak.He said the bush is no place for the inexperienced.“You got to know how to survive. Even when a person gets lost they start panicking,” he said.Ernest Bittern says fishing or hunting is a necessity for survival in the bush. Photo: APTN.Bittern said despite the rough terrain the two can survive if they find a reliable food source.“If they know how to catch fish there’s usually creeks where you can go down and grab a fish…or if they have some kind of weapon they could probably shoot an animal,” he said.Leadership in Tataskweyak told APTN the two fugitives came through the community last Monday before police announced they were suspects in the deaths.Robert Spence, a councillor, said they stopped to get gas before heading to Gillam, approximately 175 kilometres north of Tataskweyak.Their vehicle was found later that day burned out.When asked by reporters if the McLeod and Schmegelsky could be dead, RCMP said Wednesday it’s a possibility.“The north part of the province is a very unforgiving place…very challenging terrain. We’re keeping all possibilities in mind as we go forward,” said Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy.She also announced police would be scaling back their search efforts over the next week.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img read more

Fort St John and Dawson Creek school buses cancelled on Friday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — School buses in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek have been cancelled today.In a post on its website, School District 60 said that all school buses in the North Peace have been cancelled on Friday because of poor road conditions on area side roads. This is the second day in a row that school buses have been cancelled north of the Peace River.In the South Peace, all school buses serving schools in the Dawson Creek area have also been cancelled. School District 59 Transportation Manager Jeff Lekstrom said that at this point, Chetwynd area school buses are currently running on time but that the situation may change. Lekstrom explained that while Dawson Creek did not get hammered with much snow, several areas in the South Peace are reporting extremely high amounts. He said that in one report from the Groundbirch area, a reported 76 centimetres of snow fell, with accumulations of over 60 centimetres between Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge.last_img read more

Sri Lanka to use Bans views to gather UNHRC support

The Minister said the Government will look to take his views on the progress seen in Sri Lanka to the UNHRC when Sri Lanka is discussed in March next year. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the UN Secretary General had noted that Sri Lanka will need time to achieve post war reconciliation. Sri Lanka will look to use the positive views on Sri Lanka expressed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to gather wider support at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva in March next year.Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told reporters today that Ban Ki-moon had expressed positive views on Sri Lanka during his visit last month.

Inflation rate was just 15 in May amid low fuel prices Statistics

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2016 6:34 am MDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 11:58 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Inflation rate was just 1.5% in May amid low fuel prices: Statistics Canada OTTAWA – A rise in the Canadian dollar that helped keep food prices in check and a drop in fuel prices compared with a year ago helped cool the annual inflation rate last month.Statistics Canada said Friday that the consumer price index for May was up 1.5 per cent from a year ago compared with a 1.7 per cent year-over-year increase in April.Economists had expected an increase of 1.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter said the loonie’s rebound helped dampen food inflation in particular, as the rise in grocery prices was relatively tame compared with increases earlier this year.“Just as an example of how quick the turn has been, fresh veggies have gone from increases of more than 18 per cent early this year to less than two per cent now,” Porter wrote in a note to clients.The Canadian dollar dropped below 70 cents U.S. in January, but has gained ground since then.Food prices saw their smallest year-over-year gain last month since March 2014. Food climbed 1.8 per cent compared with a gain of 3.2 per cent in April. The increase in prices of fresh vegetables and fruits saw considerable deceleration with a gain of 4.9 per cent compared with 11 per cent in April.The price tag on apples, however, climbed 17.8 per cent last month compared with a year ago. Over the same period, alcohol and tobacco products were up 3.2 per cent.Meanwhile, gasoline prices were down 7.1 per cent last month compared with May 2015. Excluding gasoline, last month’s inflation rate was 1.9 per cent.The annual core inflation rate, which excludes some of the most volatile items such as gasoline prices and some food, was 2.1 per cent last month after a 2.2 per cent reading in April.CIBC economist Nick Exarhos noted that core inflation has been resilient despite the higher dollar.“We’re seeing a bit more strength than we’d expect given that the pass through from the Canadian dollar which has been lifting that more selective measure should be fading slowly,” he said.“So it suggests that underlying inflation pressures in Canada are a bit stronger than we would have expected given that the economy has slowed.”Exarhos said heading into the end of the year, higher oil prices could mean a pickup in inflation.“As we head into 2017 we think that there’s scope for gasoline prices to be a lift to overall inflation, especially since we expect crude oil to end the year a little bit higher than we are right now,” he said.Inflation was lower in eight provinces in May compared with the previous month. Only Manitoba saw a higher rate while Alberta’s inflation rate was unchanged. read more

Fragile countries risk being stuck in a cycle of conflict and climate

UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeSecurity Council meeting on Maintenance of international peace and security Understanding and addressing climate-related security risks.Also addressing the Council was Hassan Janabi, Iraq’s Minister of Water Resources, who said that major river basins in Iraq and the rest of the region are subject to the greatest ever threat, resulting from climate change, as well as competition for shared water resources.He said the absence of implementable bilateral and multilateral agreements or regional frameworks for the equitable use of shared water is contributing to potential conflicts that could and should be avoided. Iraq fully supports diplomatic means to solve water scarcity issues, including through “water diplomacy” and similar initiatives intending to maintain the security of the planet with a view to creating an environment of trust and cooperation, he added.Hindou Ibrahim, International Indigenous People Forum on Climate Change, said that the Security Council must address climate change as a security risk. She said that in the Sahel, where 90 per cent of the economy relies on agriculture and pastoralism, a heat wave and drought has the potential to immediately hurt the economy and the people. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeDeputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed briefs the Security Council meeting on understanding and addressing climate-related security risks.The Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, has left over 10 million people displaced and resulted in massive destruction of basic infrastructure, health and educational facilities, commercial buildings, private houses and agricultural assets.“The multidimensional nature of this crisis underlines the complex relationship between climate change and conflict,” she stressed.“We must understand climate change as one issue in a web of factors that can lead to conflict. Within this web, climate change acts as a threat multiplier, applying additional stress on prevailing political, social and economic pressure points,” she added.The Deputy Secretary-General said that over the last 18 months, the Security Council has also recognized the adverse effects of climate change on stability in other geographical areas, including West Africa, the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.The UN system is increasing climate-related security risk assessments and management strategies, she noted.For example, the Secretary General’s forthcoming report on the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel will report on recent developments involving the climate-security nexus in the region. The recalibrated UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel is similarly climate-oriented, she said.Ms. Mohammed also emphasized the importance of supporting programmes that place women and Youth at the heart of efforts.“Desertification means women must travel larger distances to fetch water and food, forcing them to miss out on education and economic opportunities in the long term. Youth without jobs will take alternate route to terrorism,” she said.In conclusion, she warned that climate change is moving faster than responses, urging the Security Council to do its part to help humankind keep pace. “Climate change is inextricably linked to some of the most pressing security challenges of our time,” said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed during a debate intended to deepen understanding of climate-related security risks.“Fragile countries are in danger of becoming stuck in a cycle of conflict and climate disaster. Where resilience is eroded, communities may be displaced and exposed to exploitation,” she added.Ms. Mohammed is just back from her trip to Africa’s Lake Chad Basin with Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, which chaired today’s Council meeting.Where resilience is eroded, communities may be displaced and exposed to exploitation – Deputy Secretary-GeneralThe region is “experiencing a crisis brought on by a combination of political, socio-economic, humanitarian and environmental factors,” Ms. Mohammed explained.She noted that the drastic shrinking of Lake Chad by more than 90 per cent since the 1960s has led to environmental degradation, socio-economic marginalization and insecurity affecting 45 million people.Exacerbated competition over scant resources and the vicious cycle of risk and vulnerability have decreased the resilience of populations to cope with humanitarian crises. Declining economic activity and agricultural loss have led to a lack of employment opportunities across the region.The resulting socio-economic marginalization, she said, has exposed populations, in particular the young, to the risk of violent extremism and provided breeding ground for recruitment by groups such as Boko Haram. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeHindou Ibrahim of the International Indigenous People Forum on Climate Change, addresses the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace, with a focus on understanding and addressing climate-related security risks.At the regional level, she added, climate change contributes to reinforcing terrorist groups as they take advantage of poverty to recruit the youngest and most fragile.Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom chaired the debate. read more

Womens Junior WCh 2014 14 finals Denmark VS France Germany against Hungary

women’s junior world championship 2014 At the Women’s Junior World Championship 1/4 finals will play in Koprivnica on Wednesday:14:00 Denmark – France16:15 Netherlands – Russia18:30 Romania – Korea20:45 Germany – HungaryTherefore Denmark will face France in the battle for the semi-finals, Netherlands will play against Russia, Romania against Korea and Germany will challenge Hungary.The results of the eight finals:Denmark – Czech Republic 37:23 (19:10)Portugal – Romania 21:25 (9:10)Korea – Serbia 32:28 (20:15)Brazil – France 23:29 (11:16)Netherlands – Croatia 22:21 (12:10)Hungary – Slovenia 26:20 (15:12)Norway – Germany 24:27 (12:13)Russia – Sweden 31:18 (17:7)Schedule of the placement round 9-16:Dugo Selo14:00 Czech Republic – Brazil16:00 Croatia – Sweden18:00 Portugal – Serbia20:00 Norway – SloveniaPresident’s Cup:CakovecThe results:Uruguay – Argentina 27:25 (11:11)Japan – China 28:27 (15:12)Kazakhstan – Angola 20:33 (10:17)Congo – Tunisia 18:25 (7:11)Schedule of the placement round 17-24:14:00 (19-20) Argentina – China16:00 (17-18) Uruguay – Japan18:00 (23-24) Angola – Congo20:00 (21-22) Kazakhstan – Tunisia ← Previous Story Martin Schwalb leaves intensive care Next Story → PSG Handball goes to Doha for preparations! read more