1 Dec

BJP councillor attacks man with sword

first_imgThe Ujjain police on Thursday arrested a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor for allegedly attacking a man with a sword. A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) was registered against thim.According to the first information report (FIR) filed by the victim, the councillor, Mangilal Kadel, allegedly attacked him following an altercation in front of the victim’s house, said Sachin K. Atulkar, Ujjain Superintendent of Police. History-sheeterFormer State Cabinet Minister Paras Chandra Jain told The Hindu: “The victim is a history-sheeter and sold illicit alcohol in the area. During the scuffle, the councillor was also injured.” The SP clarified that the other cases registered against the victim in the past had no relation to the current incident.last_img read more

27 Nov

Yeng Guiao ‘can’t confirm’ Poy Erram trade to NLEX yet

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Top pick CJ Perez ready to give cellar-dweller Columbian a lift Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Tratter, at 6-foot-6, is regarded as the best big man of the draft class with a national team stint during the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers helping his cause.“We’re surprised that we got him at No. 7 and that move also serves as a double purpose for us,” said Guiao. “If Abu can adapt to us then that’s good but Abu can also be a trade option.”“If no trade happens then, we’re very happy with both of them.”ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao did not confirm reports that the Road Warriors’ first round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter have already been traded to Blackwater for national team center Poy Erram.“I can’t confirm it,” said Guiao in a text message to INQUIRER.net Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Guiao, however, said that he has options with Desiderio since the University of the Philippines alum is a valuable asset for his team and also a hoot commodity for any team.“You cannot go wrong with Paul and if we did not choose him at No. 4 then somebody will choose him close to that so it served a double purpose,” said Guaio after the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft at Robinson’s Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We’re a guard-heavy team but if he can increase the level and quality of our guards then that’s a welcome development. If not, there are already teams talking to us and if we can get a big man for him we’ll go for it. Those are the two possibilities right now.”Guiao mirrored his statement about Desiderio to his sentiments regarding seventh overall pick Abu Tratter, whom NLEX also picked in the first round. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

26 Nov

Odisha govt announces summer vacation in schools from tomorrow

first_imgBhubaneswar, Apr 25 (PTI) With entire Odisha sizzling under a blistering heat-wave, the state government which had earlier declared school holidays till tomorrow, today announced summer vacation in advance.As the temperature is likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius in most places in the next few days, the summer vacation in the schools will start from tomorrow, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Mohapatra said.In view of the heat wave prevailing across the state, the schools would reopen after Raja festival as usual, he said.The state government had earlier announced closure of schools, both government-run and private ones, till April 20 and subsequently decided to extend the school holidays till April 26 in view of the weather condition.As summer vacation was advanced, the loss in terms of study days because of the long holidays would be compensated by conducting extra classes after Raja festival, the SRC said.There would be no classes but the schools can conduct the examinations in the morning and evening hours, the SRC said.The heat wave continued unabated with Titlagarh in Bolangir district becoming the hottest place in the country yesterday by recording 48.5 degrees Celsius which was a record for this Western Odisha town in April.The mercury remained above 44 degrees Celsius in as many as eight places in the state, while in 17 towns it soared above 40 degrees Celsius yesterday. PTI SKN MM IKA LNSlast_img read more

17 Nov

AFC U-16 Championship: India a win away from qualifying for 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup

first_imgThe U-16 team of India are just a step away from creating history — qualifying for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup on merit. India hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup last year by virtue of which they played in the tournament. However, on Monday if India win in Malaysia, this will be the first time they will make it into a FIFA event purely on merit.Even as history beckons, India have a massive challenge ahead in the form of Korea Republic, perhaps the strongest team in the competition but the colts coached by Bibiano Fernandes would want to defy the odds.India take on Korea Republic at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Monday and will look to polish their shooting boots and maintain their solid defence in order to have a chance against the Asian Games gold medallists.#AFCU16 quarter-finals fixtures. Who will proceed to the last 4? pic.twitter.com/qbgbZGfOEwAFC (@theafcdotcom) September 29, 2018At the Asian Games this year, Korea Republic beat Japan to win the gold medal under the leadership of their star player Son Heung Min, who was one of the three overage players in the team.The battle is all set to be interesting as Korea Republic have scored 12 goals from three group matches so far without conceding any while India have not conceded a single goal but have scored only one.In the group stage, India beat Vietnam 1-0 in their first match and then held Iran and home team Indonesia (in front of a vociferous crowd) to a 0-0 draw to make it to the quarter-finals.advertisementBack in 2002, 16 years ago, an Indian U-16 team had made it to the quarter-finals and even then they had come across Korea Republic, losing 1-3. Fernandes’s would want to re-write the history books this time around.”We know Korea Republic are the favourites and we are the underdogs,” head coach Bibiano Fernandes stated. “They are the overwhelming favourites.”Our goal is higher, reaching AFC U16 quarters is a part of journey, says Director @abhiy10.#AsianDream #BackTheBlue #WeAreIndia #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/M94bHFtVHdIndian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 30, 2018″But we have been the underdogs since the group stages and we are banking on the same against Korea Republic,” Fernandes further said.”We all know the gravity of the moment and what it will mean for Indian football. But at the same time, we will play without pressure and back ourselves up as underdogs. We will fight.”If Korea Republic underestimate us, we shall prove them otherwise and give them a run for their money.”India’s defence has been rock solid this tournament. They held Iran to a 0-0 draw and despite all the pressure from the crowd and Indonesia, they survived without conceding a goal and central defender Bikash Yumnam has been an integral part of the showing.However, with Yumnam receiving a double booking, he will be unavailable for the match against Korea Republic.”Bikash will not be able to play. There’s no point of sitting back and lamenting. We need to go ahead with what we have. There are other players in the squad, all capable enough,” Bibiano said.”We all know the quality that Korea Republic possesses and we all know the damage they can do if we get complacent at the back. Our defence has been our strength in this tournament and the players have worked really hard to defend as a single cohesive unit.”Building up to the clash, the Indian training sessions have been nothing short of gruelling with special emphasis being given to the finishing aspect.Boys sweat it out for tomorrow as they clash against South Korea in the Quarter Finals of AFC U-16 Championship.#StarsOfTomorrow #BackTheBlue #WeAreIndia #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/0JEOslIG25Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) September 30, 2018″We have been creating chances and need to convert them. We could have easily won against both Iran and Indonesia. If we get complacent in front of goal, it will end badly for us,” Bibiano pronounced.Even the players are raring to go and once again prove themselves. “We will give more than our cent percent in the quarters. These are the 90 minutes that we have worked hard and sacrificed a lot for,” captain Vikram Partap said.”Anything can happen in a football match and anything can happen in the elimination rounds. We cannot predict the future but will play our hearts out to make a dream come true.”Defender Gurkirat Singh added: “We are ready for them. We know the challenges we will face and the swiftness we will have to deal with. We need to stick to the instructions of the coach.”advertisementKOREA REPUBLIC COACH APPLAUDS INDIA FOR THREE CLEAN SHEETSKorea Republic Head coach Kim Jung Soo credited the Indian side for being the “deserving quarterfinalists” and applauded the team for their strong defence and keeping three clean sheets so far.”India deserve to be in the quarter-final stages and each team that has qualified for the quarter finals should be considered as favourites.”Each and every team has prepared under the same circumstances, but the Indian team has done well for themselves in the group stages.”The Indian defence line does its job well and I give them credit for keeping three clean sheets in the three matches of the group stages,” Kim Jung Soo said in the press conference.The Indian defence line, after holding out the likes of Iran and Indonesia, is looking to prove themselves once more against Korea Republic, who have scored 12 goals in the competition, including a 7-0 mauling of Afghanistan in the group stage.last_img read more

16 Nov

The 20 Most Important People to the 2015 Season (No. 8)

first_imgBoone: Vincent Taylor is on my list here because his rise in the spring has continued into the fall. Taylor will be the anchor of the defensive tackle group, following the season ending injury sustained by Vili Leveni. “It means somebody else has to step up,” Taylor told The Oklahoman. The defensive tackle position is concerning to Glenn Spencer, but I think with Taylor at defensive tackle, the defense will have no problem plugging up the middle of the field.No. 9 (Porter: Carson | Boone: Washington)No. 10 (Porter: Taylor | Boone: Bean)No. 11 (Porter: Maile | Boone: Burton)No. 12 (Porter: Burton | Boone: Simmons)No. 13 (Porter: Walsh | Boone: Seaton)No. 14 (Porter: Peterson | Boone: Crabtree)No. 15 (Porter: Washington | Boone: Jacobs)No. 16 (Porter: Sterns | Boone: Salako)No. 17 (Porter: Childs | Boone: Sterns)No. 18 (Porter: Sheperd | Boone: Maile)No. 19 (Porter: McEndoo | Boone: Walsh)No. 20 (Porter: Jacobs | Boone: Lampkin)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Kyle and I will be sorting through the 20 most important people leading up to the 2015 season every day until the Central Michigan game which, as you know, is just 8 (!) days away.Porter: My choice for the eighth-most important person to the 2015 season is Glenn Spencer. If OSU football is a living organism and Mike Gundy it its brains (a scary thought, by the way), then Spencer is its heart, soul and spirit.Plus, selfishly, I don’t know how Kyle and I are going to live in a post-Spencer world where coaches don’t get terminator-style photos made of them.last_img read more

16 Nov

Fantasy Football: Champions League is back!

first_imgGaming Fantasy Football: Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and other Champions League must-owns Kevin DeVries Fantasy Football Writer Last updated 2 years ago 18:30 7/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona Gaming UEFA Champions League Bayern München v Anderlecht Barcelona v Juventus Roma v Atlético Madrid RB Leipzig v Monaco Real Madrid v APOEL PSG v Bayern München Anderlecht Real Madrid Bayern München PSG RB Leipzig Barcelona Juventus Roma Atlético Madrid Monaco APOEL Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Neymar Thomas Lemar Our Fantasy writer looks back at the best players from last season’s premier European club competition and assesses their value for the group stages The Goal Champions League Fantasy game is back. We will have plenty of content for you throughout the group stages, but let’s start by highlighting some of Europe’s best and brightest.Now, a lot of the player listed below are on the expensive side but it’s important to remember that, just as low price does not equal high value; high price does not intrinsically equal low value. So with that mild disclaimer out of the way, let’s look back on our Champions League Team of the Year from 2016/17 and see how they project for the this year’s edition.Goal-Fantasy-Football-StartPlayingNow Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing GK: Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus, £6.6mBuffon had the most clean sheets among goalkeepers in the Champions League and was second in Serie A. Barcelona seem a tough draw on paper but Juve did keep Messi and Co. from scoring in both rounds of the semi-finals so who’s to say they can’t do it again?DEF: Dani Alves, Paris Saint-Germain, £6.4mThe Brazilian was a huge part of Juventus’ defence last season but has left that behind him having moved to PSG this summer. The 34-year-old had the most goals and second most assists among Champions League defenders last season.DEF: Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus, £6.4mThe departures of Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves will certainly hurt Juve and Chiellini is not exactly a prolific goalscorer, netting just four times in all competitions last season. The Italy international is an incredible centre back but there are better value options out there.Alex Sandro Juventus Lazio Italian SupercupDEF: Alex Sandro, Juventus, £6.5mWhile the Italians may not be as good at the back this year, there’s no reason Sandro can’t continue being a dominant attacking force. He was top five in assists, successful crosses, and chances created among Serie A defenders last season.MID: Arjen Robben, Bayern Munich, £7.6mOne day he’ll cut back onto his right foot but, until then, Robben will remain one of the best one-footed players ever. The Dutchman contributed towards 22 goals in the Bundesliga which was sixth best last season, and he did it in 200 fewer minutes than everyone ahead of him on that list.GFX FORMATION UCL FF TOTY 1617MID: Thomas Lemar, Monaco, £6.9mDespite a £92 million bid from Arsenal, and unlike many of his teammates from last season, Lemar actually stayed at Monaco. While the overall talent level of the squad may have dipped, the Frenchman should now be the driving force in what remains a very dangerous attack.MID: Saul Niguez, Atletico Madrid, £6.5mSaul is the only player on this list that I would actively avoid. He’s started the season slowly with just one chance created and one cross thus far this season. With Chelsea and Roma both in this group it may be wise to leave out one of last term’s top performers, and perhaps his teammates, until the knockout stages.MID: Angel di Maria, Paris Saint-Germain, £7.4mDi Maria was top 10 in both crosses and shots in Ligue 1 last season, but he scored at a much higher rate in European competition. In fact he scored 225% more goals per minute in the Champions League than in France. The Argentine versus David Alaba should be fun to watch.Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridFOR: Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, £8.5mRonaldo finished the 2016/17 Champions League campaign with the most goals scored (12) and most goal contributions (18). He will face a top five Bundesliga defence (Dortmund) and the best Premier League defence (Tottenham) in the group stage but will surely still be one of the most popular picks this season.FOR: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, £8.5mThere are potential issues here like his potentially high ownership, the departure of Neymar, and facing Juventus in the group stage, but it’s Lionel Messi. Do you want the best player in the world on your team or not?FOR: Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain, £8.4mNeymar’s move to PSG was undoubtedly the biggest power shift in football this summer. The French side, through adding the world’s most expensive player and Kylian Mbappe, have suddenly hit “trophy or bust” status in the Champions League and their play should reflect that. The Brazilian led the competition in assists last year and it’d be reasonable to expect a similar performance this season.Goal-Fantasy-Football-StartPlayingNow Goal-Fantasy-Football-StartPlayingNowlast_img read more

16 Nov

Football transfer rumours: PSG join the race for Callum Hudson-Odoi?

first_imgHaving made himself nigh on indispensable since being thrown into the Manchester United first team on the back of an injury crisis almost three years ago to the day, Marcus Rashford will be rewarded with a six-year contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until he hits the ripe old age of 27. The Mirror report that club executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is hopeful of making an announcement in the coming weeks.Currently with Monaco but yet to become a fully fledged professional, Képhran Thuram is turning heads at Chelsea and Liverpool. The son of France’s most capped international, Lilian, who some readers may have heard of, the tough-tackling midfielder is also wanted by Juventus, the Old Lady his old man served with such distinction.Apparently not one for socialising with his team-mates, endearing himself to Madristas or learning to speak Spanish when he can be out shouting “Fore!!!” on the golf course instead, Gareth Bale may get the opportunity to spend more time tramping British fairways if Real Madrid show him the door this summer. The 29-year-old Welshman could end up at Chelsea or Tottenham if his current employers are successful in their efforts to swap him for Eden Hazard or Christian Eriksen. Paris Saint-Germain have hunkered down alongside Bayern Munich and got on their marks in “the race” to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea this summer, although Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard, Emma Hayes, Laurent Blanc or whoever else is unveiled as the club’s new manager next week may decide they’d like to keep the young winger at Stamford Bridge. Transfer window Reuse this content Read more The Rumour Mill didn’t get where it is today believing faintly preposterous Spanish speculation that Luis Suárez could end up at Manchester United when he’s drummed out of Barcelona this summer, but it’s a bit of gossip that’s doing the rounds in Spain, so it would be a gross dereliction of our duty to spread scurrilous transfer tittle-tattle if we didn’t mention it here. Meanwhile in France, Lille manager Christophe Galtier is resigned to losing his best player this summer but has ramped up the pressure on Arsenal, who are interested in signing Nicolas Pépé. “He has to go to a Champions League club,” he said, of the winger who has scored 16 goals this season. “In my opinion, he does not need an intermediate step to go as high as possible.”And finally, Billy Sharp is in prolific form and can’t stop scoring goals for Sheffield United as they seek a return to the Premier League after a 22-year absence. The 33-year-old is to be rewarded for his efforts with a new two-and-a-half year deal the club are hoping to have signed, sealed and delivered today, ahead of their crunch match against West Brom this weekend. Share on LinkedIn Football Share on WhatsApp features Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Topics Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea struggles are not down to his tactics Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Rumour Mill The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email.last_img read more

27 Oct

Madrid’s €45m sensation Rodrygo single-handedly saving Brazil

first_imgWhen the South American Under-20 Championship rolls around every two years, Brazil are always title contenders.  Even after a disastrous 2017 campaign, normal service was expected to resume in Chile this month.However, a Selecao side shorn of star Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior – deemed too important to his club’s Liga campaign to be released for international duty – have had to rely on a future Merengue hotshot to negotiate the first round. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Rodrygo has appeared only in fits and starts so far in Chile, but that has been enough to take Brazil through to the final stage and remain in contention for the title or, at the very least, a spot in May’s World Cup.Having turned 18 at the very start of the tournament, Rodrygo has been involved in all three goals Brazil have scored so far at the competition.After a subdued debut as his side played out a 0-0 stalemate against Colombia, he stepped up a gear to overcome 2017 World Cup runners-up Venezuela.The clash was tense and even throughout, with both teams enjoying spells of dominance. But it was just when the Vinotinto were looking most dangerous that the teenager struck.In the first half he timed his run perfectly to meet Marcos Antonio’s incisive pass and blasted past the helpless Carlos Olses to open the scoring, giving Brazil the breathing space needed after more than two hours without finding the net.Even better was to come after the break. With Venezuela turning the screws in search of an equaliser, Rodrygo effortlessly turned inside his marker to make space, before beating Olses once again with his right foot.Rodrygo Brazil PSSamuel Sosa hit back with a fine free-kick, but Rodrygo’s double left his side just enough margin to buckle down and take a crucial 2-1 victory, the only blip for the Vinotinto, who came out on top in their other three matches in Group A.Brazil, nevertheless, continued to struggle for form and consistency, dominating possession but carving out few chances of note.Rodrygo was equally guilty as the rest of his team-mates in failing to hit a single shot on target from 19 attempts in a 1-0 defeat to hosts Chile, a result that left them needing at least a draw against Bolivia to assure qualification.While the future Madrid striker did not trouble the scorers, he made another decisive intervention.With 25 minutes gone he once more streaked through the middle, forcing Walter Antelo to slice him down and concede a penalty. Flamengo’s Lincoln stepped up and converted in unorthodox style, sending Brazil through to the final stage, which kicks off on Tuesday with a game against Colombia.At just 18, Rodrygo is young even for the U-20 category, and has demonstrated on occasion that he struggles to impose himself against physical defences. But he also shows remarkable maturity for a kid of his age.“Wearing the No. 10 shirt for Brazil is always important and it adds responsibility on me,” he said following the Venezuela win.“I know I have to be decisive and in this game my team-mates helped me a lot in order to achieve that.”Rodrygo PSWith just three goals in their four outings so far, the entire Brazil squad must lift their game for the final stage. Four of the six participants go through, but it will not be easy by any means.Stubborn Colombia kick off a gruelling run of five games in 12 days for the young Selecao, in temperatures that are likely to reach the mid-30s under the summer sun of Rancagua.After the Cafetero, Brazil face a rematch with dangerous Venezuela, who have kept the core of the squad that finished second in the 2017 U-20 World Cup; Uruguay and Ecuador then follow before they conclude their campaign against similarly talent-packed yet under-achieving Argentina on February 10.Two years ago, a side containing talents like new Milan signing Lucas Paqueta, current Everton star Richarlison and on-loan Manchester City promise Douglas Luiz were humbled at the same stage, winning just once and finishing outside the World Cup qualification places.For 30 years from 1981 to 2011 – their last South America win, inspired by the deadly duo of Neymar and Lucas Moura – the Selecao never failed to make at least the top three in the competition: since then, they have only managed to make a single World Cup, even suffering the ignominy of a first-round exit in 2013.Therefore, Rodrygo, Lincoln and Co. have an extra responsibility to reverse that awful recent record and put Brazil back amongst the world’s best at youth level.It is a tall order. Just like Argentina, who went through with an even worse record in Group B, the Canarinha is a walking bullseye for the rest of the continent, who revel in bringing the two football aristocrats to their knees.Rodrygo must build on his early promise in Chile and show why both Real Madrid and Brazil have put so much faith in his undoubtedly fantastic ability.last_img read more

25 Oct

Chennai Super Kings wicketkeeper N Jagadeesan in awe of MS Dhoni’s fitness

first_imgChennai Super Kings wicketkeeper N Jagadeesan in awe of MS Dhoni’s fitnessN Jagadeesan, who is a part of Chennai Super Kings’ preparatory camp at the M A Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, said he seeks advice and tips on wicketkeeping and batting from MS Dhoni.advertisement Press Trust of India ChennaiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 21:08 IST MS Dhoni will soon join the Chennai Super Kings preparatory camp in Chennai ahead of IPL 2019. (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSN Jagadeesan was in awe of how fit MS Dhoni is at the age of 37Jagadeesan is yet to make his IPL debutJagadeesan is preparing in the CSK preparatory camp for the upcoming season of the IPLTamil Nadu and Chennai Super Kings wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan is in awe of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s fitness and said the legendary stumper was supremely fit and so calm.”He is supremely fit. You really can’t say he is 37 because of the way he moves, he is so swift around the field. And he is just so calm. He rarely speaks, but those few words lift the team,” Jagadeesan was quoted as saying on the CSK website.The flamboyant batsman, who is yet to make his IPL debut, said he got to watch Dhoni closely, adding that he got inputs from the talismanic captain.”You don’t see Dhoni keep at the nets, he is someone who keeps directly in the games. But he is always there to guide you. I will be doing my drills and, at times when Mahi bhai sees me, he takes the time out to come and give me inputs. If I have doubts in my wicketkeeping or batting I go to him,” Jagadeesan said.The 23-year old cricketer said he had learnt by sharing the dressing room with some of the game’s legends and added it was special to return to the same dressing room.”To be coming back to the same dressing room is something special. I’m seeking to further my experience and lerarn more. As a cricketer I really learnt a lot, sharing the dressing room with some of the legends of the game was an experience in itself,” he added.”I not only got to learn technical stuff. I also got to see how they prepare before a game mentally, how they carry themselves on and off the field.advertisementJagadeesan is part of CSK’s preparatory camp at the M A Chidambaram stadium here.Indian Test batsman Murali Vijay joined the camp on Sunday.Other CSK players, including Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma and K M Asif, among others, have been training ahead of IPL-12.CSK takes on Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL-12 opener on March 23.Also Read | Virat Kohli dazzles in new IPL 2019 advertisementAlso Read | Match-fixing bigger crime than murder: Dhoni recalls CSK suspension in documentary teaserAlso Read | Workload management will come into effect in 2nd phase of IPL: Bhuvneshwar KumarFor 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 Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow N JagadeesanFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

18 Oct

No fresh spell of rains floodlike situation continues in Punjab Haryana

first_imgChandigarh: No fresh spell of rainfall was reported on Tuesday morning in Punjab and Haryana, though a flood-like situation prevailed in many parts of both the states after heavy rains over the past few days. Although the water-level has started receding in some of the affected areas, many villages in Ludhiana, Rupnagar and Jalandhar remained inundated because of breaches in earthen dams of the Sutlej river. There was no report of rainfall on Tuesday morning in any part of Punjab and Haryana. The weather was clear in most parts of both the states, an official of the Meteorological (MeT) Department said here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Following heavy rains in past few days and release of excess water from the Bhakra Dam, the swollen Sutlej river and its tributaries had inundated villages in several areas, including Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Ferozepur and Rupnagar, causing extensive damage to crops, especially paddy, and houses in low-lying areas. Rescue operations were being carried out in the affected villages by teams of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF), which were assisted by district authorities in the affected areas, officials said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In Jalandhar, the deputy commissioner along with senior superintendent of police took stock of the situation on Tuesday morning in Mandala village where people were being rescued with the help of the NDRF, they said, adding that boats were pressed into service to evacuate villagers from flood-hit areas. Due to breaches in earthen dams of the Sutlej river, Phillaur, Shahkot and Lohian Khas in Jalandhar were flooded. District authorities in the affected areas have set up relief camps in order to evacuate stranded villagers to safer places, the officials said. They said all arrangements, including food and water, have been made there. On Monday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had announced Rs 100 crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures. The state government had also declared the flood situation in the affected villages as a natural calamity. The Bhakra Beas Management Board authorities on Monday had decided to increase the release of excess water through spillway gates from 19,000 cusecs to 41,000 cusecs after water level in the Bhakra Dam crossed its permissible limit of 1,680 feet. Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday directed all deputy commissioners of the affected districts in the state to make necessary arrangements to deal with any adverse situation caused by rising water level in the Yamuna. Khattar spoke over phone with the deputy commissioners of Yamunanagar, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Karnal and Sonipat and gave them necessary instructions to extend all kinds of assistance to people affected due to heavy rains and floods in these districts. Directions had been issued to evacuate people in affected areas in Yamunanagar, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat and Sonepat to safer places.last_img read more

7 Oct

Millard lists items for sale online

Accused triple murderer Dellen Millard has listed cars, Sea-Doos and even a piano for sale on different classified websites.Items for sale, including a Jeep, began to appear on Kijiji, the same website Tim Bosma used to try and sell his truck before he went missing and was ultimately found dead.Millard’s last item for sale was posted a day before police charged him with two more murders: the death of his father and a Toronto woman, Laura Babcock, who had been missing since July 2012.

6 Oct

Sudan UN launches joint humanitarian and development appeal for almost 2 billion

“The investment we are calling for here today will be critical for Sudan’s transition from a conflict-afflicted nation dependent upon the provision of humanitarian assistance to a nation increasingly capable of providing for the needs of its population,” said the Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Sudan, Manuel Aranda da Silva.Most of the funds from the UN Work Plan for Sudan, around $1.26 billion, will go to fund humanitarian activities for large numbers of the population still in need, mostly in conflict-wracked Darfur, while around $563 million is needed to fund recovery and development efforts, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release.“Like any big investment, it’s a high risk and high return – but we cannot afford not to do it: 2007 could be a decisive year for Sudan if peace spreads to all regions,” Mr. da Silva said. The joint appeal was launched with representatives from Sudan’s Government of National Unity.Nearly four million people have been affected by the bloody conflict in Darfur, with most of the two million displaced persons entirely dependent on direct food aid, OCHA said, adding that next year’s humanitarian operation in the region will require more than $650 million.Compared to last year, the amount requested for recovery and development has more than doubled to $563 million, OCHA noted, adding this reflects commitments to projects aimed at rebuilding infrastructure, particularly in Southern Sudan.In a related development, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Omar Abdi ended a week-long visit to Sudan earlier today by voicing deep concern at the impact of the Darfur conflict on children and women and the safety of humanitarian workers.UNICEF also issued a statement highlighting gross violations of women’s and children’s rights throughout the troubled region, noting rising malnutrition rates and also describing an “environment of impunity in Darfur, which must be urgently addressed.”“The international community, the Government of Sudan, and all those currently involved in the conflict in Darfur, have a collective responsibility to stop the needless misery faced by millions of women and children. It is imperative that a speedy political resolution to this crisis is found, before more lives are lost,” UNICEF stated.While praising the efforts of around 13,000 humanitarian workers in the region, UNICEF also said that since May it had received reports of 23 incidences of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – essential implementing partners for the agency – being forced to withdraw staff from areas of Darfur because of growing insecurity. Separately, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported that while the security situation in Darfur has been relatively quiet since yesterday, two NGO workers were injured in the West Darfur town of El Geneina when one of their agency’s vehicles was seized at gunpoint.UNMIS also reported that Arab militias were seen moving towards El-Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, yesterday morning in more than 70 vehicles.Also yesterday, the Mission’s Officer-in-Charge, Taye-Brook Zerihoun, met with Pekka Haavisto, the Special Representative of the European Union to Sudan, and agreed on the need to help re-energize the Darfur political process, and in particular make the ceasefire operational and effective.More than 200,000 people have been killed across Darfur since 2003 and at least 2 million others displaced from their homes because of fighting between Government forces, allied militias and rebel groups seeking greater autonomy. read more

2 Oct

UN food relief agency extremely worried about missing staff in volatile South

“We are extremely worried about the fate of our missing colleagues and are working hard for their safe return,” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said in a press release issued today. “Our staff take enormous risks every day to bring vital aid to people in critical need.”According to WFP, their disappearance comes after another WFP staff member was abducted at gunpoint in October 2014 from the airport in Malakal in South Sudan and hasn’t been heard from since. WFP fears that worsening insecurity in some parts of South Sudan will make it harder for humanitarian agencies to reach conflict-affected communities with badly needed assistance, just as the lean season is set to begin.The three WFP staff members disappeared on April 1 en route to a food distribution in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. They were traveling in a convoy from Malakal to Melut, carrying food intended for thousands of conflict-affected people, when witnesses say intercommunal fighting erupted along the road on which they were traveling. WFP lost contact with the three men and has not heard from them since, despite intense efforts to reach them.The agency also noted that because of increasing concerns about staff safety, it is re-assessing its ability to work in some parts of Upper Nile state. According to the press release, WFP plans to temporarily reduce its operations in those areas where it no longer believes it’s safe to work. “We regret that we must temporarily suspend food assistance in Akoka and Fashoda counties,” said WFP Deputy Country Director Eddie Rowe, in Juba, South Sudan. “We hope to resume as soon as we have the necessary assurances that our staff and partners can work safely.”The UN says that 10 humanitarian workers have been killed in Upper Nile state since the start of South Sudan’s conflict more than 16 months ago. “We are equally concerned about the welfare of innocent people, particularly women and children, who are suffering the consequences of this conflict,” Ms. Cousin said. “We are committed to assisting the South Sudanese people the best we can, but we cannot do our lifesaving work unless national and local authorities are willing and able to safeguard humanitarian staff.”According to WFP, 2.5 million people in South Sudan started this year unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Food security analysts believe this number will increase with the start of the lean season in May. WFP aims to assist roughly 3 million people throughout the country in 2015.The WFP has raised its most recent concerns as the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reports that fighting erupted in Malakal on Tuesday evening and continued throughout most of the morning and early afternoon. The residence of the Upper Nile state governor was reportedly shelled by mortar rounds and two of his security officers were also wounded.At least 1,500 unarmed civilians have arrived at the UN protection site outside Malakal, which brings the total numbers of civilians being protected there to that particular site to 28,000 people. read more

24 Sep

ITT launches new XHD heavy duty mining pump

first_imgITT Corporation has announced the launch of the new Goulds XHD extra heavy duty lined slurry pump, a next-generation product that according to the company can handle the heaviest slurry under the toughest conditions. The new XHD pump will enable mines and related operations to move slurry with improved reliability and at lower operating cost, says ITT. The new pump is designed to be maintained even while running, and to require less downtime for service procedures-with parts that are more accessible and adjustable than in other slurry pumps. ITT Goulds Pumps will begin taking orders for the XHD pump in December, and shipping is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2012. Initial shipments will come from the US, however, ITT plans to ship pumps and parts from many of its international sites including Australia, Brazil, China and South Africa.The pump’s short bearing housing is easily adaptable to nearly any existing foundation, so operators can retrofit existing pumps without investing in costly refitting of pipes, electrical lines and concrete base structures. The product is offered by ITT Goulds Pumps, a leading brand of industrial pumps in the chemical, oil and gas, mining, power, and general industries. Key features include an adjustable suction seal ring that enables adjustment even while the pump is running, compensates for wear and maintains optimum impeller clearance for peak performance. It also has a split stuffing box that improves accessibility for easier and faster packing maintenance and dual impeller adjustment that provides quick, easy access for operators to perform impeller corrections. A replaceable wet end cartridge allows operators to change parts more quickly and efficiently, with the help of a unique, tapered impeller shaft. ITT’s proprietary  i-Alert condition monitor technology measures vibration and temperature, and signals users with a blinking red LED when it detects a potential problem. This allows operators to prevent problems before they occur.“The mining industry has seen dramatic improvements in extracting and crushing methods, and now this new pump provides that same leap in productivity for moving slurry,” John Manna, Vice President, Global Marketing, said. “We’ve designed the XHD pump based on detailed customer input and testing. Our field results indicate that the XHD pump will set new industry standards for reliable performance, quick maintenance and efficiency savings.” The XHD pump is designed to work optimally on both Service Class III (heavy) and Class IV (very heavy) slurries as defined by the Hydraulic Institute. The pump is available in six discharge sizes ranging from 80 mm to 300 mm, and in four power frames. Its flow range extends to 2,950 m3 per hour, and discharge pressures to 85 m. The new pump is available in a range of sizes and configurations tailored to operator needs. Target applications include primary metals, mineral processing, non-metallic mining, power utilities, and sand and aggregates. Added features expected in 2012 include expellers and rubber liners. The company also plans to offer additional pump sizes and higher pressure capabilities.last_img read more

19 Sep

Watch Mako Shark Does Backflips Stuns Boat Crew Members

first_img Woman Bitten Twice By Shark While Swimming in Hawaii BayDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later “That was probably the coolest thing I’ve seen in 20 years of working on boats. The shark was literally only 50 to 70 feet off the stern,” Capt. Kris Karpow, owner of the Sea Watch, told For The Win Outdoors in an interview. “But the video does not do it justice in terms of size – we estimated its weight to be at least 400 pounds.”Karpow said the group was headed to a spot near Torrey Pines and they were at a depth of 120 feet when someone shouted, “Dude, look at that shark!”One of the deckhands, Andrew Warren, obtained a rod-and-reel made for big game and cast a 10-pound bonito in the shark’s direction, which quickly took the bait. However, the mako shark snapped the fishing line during its fourth and last jump and wasn’t spotted again in the water.Sharks have been making appearances all over the U.S. lately: Two weeks ago, a leaping great white shark snatched a fish from a line and shocked a family fishing off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The video, which showed the enormous predator jumping out of the water, scared a young boy who was close to the edge of the boat.More on Geek.com:Watch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape CodFlorida Surfer Bitten By Shark Goes to Bar Instead of HospitalTop Movies to Stream for Shark Week 2019 Anglers and crew members on a boat recently witnessed a breathtaking aerial display when a big mako shark popped out of the water and started performing a series of backflips.Footage of the incident, which was shared on Facebook on Monday, shows the massive marine animal doing its “gymnastics routine” and stunning 19 anglers and three crew members aboard the Seaforth Sportfishing’s Sea Watch vessel. The mako shark video has also become a hit on the social media platform, racking up more than 45,000 views, For The Win Outdoors reported.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

16 Sep

ASAWISHH Hosts Meat Processing Trade Team from Africa

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program brought participants from Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Senegal to the U.S. last week for a program titled “Applications of Soy Proteins in Meat Extension, Meat Replacement, and Structuring Technologies for Enhanced Carcass Utilization in the Meat Industry.” The activity is funded by the USDA’s Global Broad Based Initiative (GBI), Market Access Program (MAP) and the Cochran Fellowship Program. Participants visited a family-owned meat processing plant early in the week in Utah, followed by a seminar/workshop series at Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho). The team then headed to St. Louis where they visited Solae, the ASA Headquarters and C.W. Gaffner’s farm in Illinois.last_img read more

15 Sep

Princes music to come to music streaming services

first_img(WSVN) – Some of Prince’s music will soon be available on music streaming services.Beginning Sunday, services like Apple Music, Spotify and more will host Prince’s entire Warner Bros. catalog, which includes albums like 1999, Purple Rain and Dirty Mind.Albums released under other record labels will not be available.The music will be available for streaming beginning Sunday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

15 Sep

Milwaukee bus driver helps shivering young boy lost in neighborhood

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WSVN) — A bus driver in Wisconsin is being credited for coming to the aid of a little boy in need of help.Fox 13 reports that driver Karen Martinez was driving her usual route on a cold morning in Milwaukee when she spotted a little boy walking alone without shoes or socks.Bus surveillance video shows Martinez pulling over to help the child.Martinez noticed the 5-year-old was cold and shivering, so she picked him up and carried him inside the bus to keep him warm while she called for help.As she waited for police to arrive, Martinez sat with the boy, who was still visibly shaking from the cold. That’s when a bus passenger took off her coat and wrapped it around the child.Martinez helped to distract the boy by having him sit in the driver’s seat, and he drew her a picture while they waited.Investigators did not disclose why the child was on his own, but said he was reunited with his family thanks to Martinez’s quick thinking. last_img read more

6 Sep

Minister Vellampalli visits floodaffected areas in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: With the continuously increasing of floodwater to the Prakasam Barrage, the water entered into low laying localities of Balajinagar, Bhupesh Gupta Nagar, Ramalingeswara Nagar in Vijayawada. This heavy inflow is likely to continue for another 24 hours. In this context, Minister Vellampalli Srinivas has visited the flood-affected areas and reviewed the situation.last_img

5 Sep

Bengaluru woman harassed by delivery boy Swiggy sends sorry note with Rs

first_imgSwiggySwiggy Facebook [Representational Image]Food delivery app Swiggy has taken a woman’s complaint of harassment to another level by sending a sorry note with a Rs 200 coupon. The woman claims that the delivery boy abused her and asked for sexual favours in Bengaluru last week.In the note, the company also encouraged the woman to file a complaint against the wrongdoer. The incident came to light after the woman took the matter to social media.The victim had ordered food via Swiggy on Thursday and as the delivery boy came with the food he said something which was not audible to the victim. He again repeated what he had earlier said and the victim understood that he was abusing her and asking her for sexual favours.The victim quickly snatched the food from the delivery boy hand and shut the door. “I was taken aback… had to literally snatch my food package from him and shut my door on his face. I was… disgusted to let alone eat, but to even look at the food…,” she said, reported Times of India.When the woman made a complaint with the app’s customer service, she was surprised as they sent her a sorry note and a coupon for Rs 200 as compensation for the unpleasant incident.In a statement, Swiggy told International Business Times, India, that, “Customer safety is of utmost importance to us at Swiggy, and we maintain zero tolerance towards any misbehaviour. Since this misunderstanding between the customer and delivery executive came to our notice, we have been in touch with the customer constantly. We have extended our full support to the investigation and the matter has been resolved with all parties involved. Swiggy is committed to bringing in the necessary confidence and control in providing great consumer experience.”Later, Swiggy apologised to the woman and assured appropriate action against the offender.last_img read more