Curry returns with 24 points, Warriors beat Raptors

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Bulls top Pistons in Zach Lavine’s return View comments Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) tries to break through defense of Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors blew nearly all of a 27-point lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 127-125 on Saturday night.DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points for the Raptors, but the Warriors had just enough to beat Toronto for the eighth straight time.ADVERTISEMENT Green and Thompson each scored 10 points in the first and Golden State led 43-35 after one, their highest-scoring opening quarter of the season.Golden State seized control with a 16-2 run to begin the second quarter and led 81-54 at halftime. It was their biggest half of the season and their first 80-point half away from home since Nov. 2, 1990, at Denver (87 points).TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State made eight of its first nine shots. … The Warriors had one turnover in the first half. They finished with a season-low seven. … F Andre Igoudala played despite suffering a hip injury in Friday’s win at Milwaukee. … F Omri Casspi missed his second straight game because of a sore lower back.Raptors: DeRozan scored 19 points on 14 shots in the first quarter. … Ibaka returned from a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Miami’s James Johnson in Tuesday loss to the Heat.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Cleveland on Monday in a rematch of the past three NBA Finals.Raptors: Visit Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Draymond Green had 14 for the Warriors, who have won 12 straight on the road. Golden State’s 19 road wins are the most in the NBA.OG Anunoby had 17 points and Serge Ibaka 14 for the Raptors, who rallied from a 19-point deficit through three quarters to make it a one-point game in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFred VanVleet scored 13 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 12 as Toronto lost for the third time in 18 home games.Curry sat out Wednesday’s home loss to the Clippers and Friday’s win at Milwaukee because of a sore right ankle, the same injury that kept him out of 11 games in December. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry missed his third straight game because of a bruised tailbone.VanVleet’s 3-pointer with 3:52 left made cut it to 116-115, but Curry answered with a 3 for the Warriors.DeRozan’s basket with just over a minute to go made it a one-point game again, and Curry missed a pair of free throws with 45 seconds remaining.But after a missed shot by DeRozan, Durant’s jumper with 21 seconds left gave Golden State a 125-122 lead.A missed 3 by CJ Miles led to a jump ball, then a scramble for a loose ball that went out of bounds next to the Warriors bench. After a video review, Golden State was awarded possession with three seconds left. Curry was fouled and sealed it with a pair of free throws before VanVleet hit a buzzer-beating 3.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Yu Yuphoria launched at aggressive price, takes the fight to Xiaomi’s Redmi 2

first_imgYu, a Micromax-owned company, on Tuesday launched Yuphoria smartphone in India. The device, which is the company’s second phone after the Yureka, is priced at Rs 6,999. Yu said that while the Yureka was a showcase for the company’s belief in offering pure value for money, the Yuphoria is its attempt to bring premium design and feel to consumers who don’t want to spend big bucks.The Yuphoria has a metal frame around its body and a back cover made of soft matte plastic. It also sports a large glass cover over the lens, which gives it a unique identity. Thought the camera design looks similar to what we saw on Lumia phones, Yu is calling it ‘Saturn ring design’.The phone will be sold using the flash sale model. The first sale will be on May 28 but the registration for it will start at 5PM today on Amazon India website. It will be available in two colors- Champagne gold white and Buffed steel.The Yuphoria is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, which has four cores running at 1.2GHz. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which are fairly generous considering its price. The device supports dual-SIM feature, 4G and has all the relevant sensors. It uses Cyanogen OS 12, which is a custom operating system based on Android Lollipop. Yu said that Cyanogen OS 12 features material design, app themer, Boxer powered Cyanogen Email and Truecaller dialer integration.  The phone has a 5-inch screen with 720p resolution. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens.advertisementAlso Read: The Yu Yuphoria has nice design, buttery smooth performance In a move that Apple phone users will find familiar, the Yu has engraved its brand name in a rather Apple-like fashion on the Yuphoria. Under the speaker on the back cover, it says “Designed by Yu, Assembled in India.”Commenting on the launch, Rahul Sharma, founder Yu, said “We stepped out to do everything that’s exciting and new and today’s launch is all of that. We are proud to say that with Yuphoria, we are breaking the flagship myth and introducing our first smartphone that has been designed and assembled in India.”The making of YuphoriaYu said that the work on the Yuphoria started immediately after the Yureka launch. The company is assembling the phones in its Rudrapur plant. While it did not detail the manufacturing plans for the components used in phones, Yu said that in future it might start using batteries made in India in its phones.”Our earlier phone — Yureka — has been such a runaway success that it exceeded our expectations. This means to top it, we had to work even harder with our next phone. We believe with the Yuphoria we are once again setting a new benchmark in the phone industry,” said Rahul. He said that before designing and finalising the Yuphoria, the company sought feedback from its fans and prospective buyers. “People told us that they want a 5-inch screen and a more premium finish with metal body in their next phone,” said Rahul.It wasn’t easy for Yu to come up with a budget phone that has premium finish, including some metal in the body. Metal frames or bodies are expensive. At the same time, said Rahul, Yu was committed to use only “premium components” in its phones.”Despite aiming for an aggressive price, we did not compromise on the quality. The Yuphoria not only has a metal frame but even has components like Gorilla glass cover on the screen. The quality of screen is the best you will find in a budget phone,” said Rahul. “We even used a dedicated Wolfson chip for audio processing so that the experience of users while playing music is top notch.”For software, Yu is again leveraging its partnership with Cyanogen Inc. “Our partnership with Yu continues to drive user-focused experiences to the forefront and reveal the limitless possibilities of connected devices with powerful software experiences,” said Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc. “What YU is doing in the market is disruptive and leading edge, and together, we are creating the next generation of mobile experiences.”In the Indian market, the Yuphoria competes with the Xiaomi RedMi 2 and the Moto E 4G (2nd gen). The Lenovo A6000 Plus too is a competitor. All these phones offer similar hardware though Yuphoria wins on internal storage part.last_img read more

Report: USA 2 Colombia 4

first_imgJames Rodriguez produced a moment of magic as Colombia withstood a United States comeback to win their entertaining international friendly 4-2.James broke the deadlock with a stunning effort from the edge of the area in the 36th minute, only for USA to hit back and take the lead courtesy of two goals in three minutes via Kellyn Acosta and Bobby Wood to start the second half on Thursday.Colombia, though, were not to be denied as Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja saw off the hosts at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Falcao unleashed a powerful volley inside the six-yard box but his effort fizzed wide of the post in a bright start by Colombia inside three minutes.USA were living dangerously, though the hosts did manage to leave David Ospina scrambling when Julian Green curled a shot just wide.Colombia’s dominance was finally rewarded nine minutes prior to the break thanks to the brilliance of James, who collected the ball on the edge of the area, side-stepped his opponent and drifted onto his left foot before curling a ball into the far corner of the net.Let’s turn this around.The second half of #USAvCOL is underway on @FS1 & @UnivisionSports!— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) October 12, 2018Bayern Munich star James almost doubled the lead five minutes later but the ball was somehow scrambled off the line by the lunging Matthew Miazga.USA managed to draw level five minutes into the second half – an unmarked Acosta volleying past a helpless Ospina from Antonee Robinson’s teasing delivery.That goal rattled Colombia and they were stunned again when Wood got in between two defenders and poked the ball into the back of the net.USA’s lead, however, was short-lived as Bacca equalised three minutes later to continue the breathtaking start to the second half.And Colombia took the lead again with 16 minutes remaining – USA unable to deal with a long ball down the field as Falcao side-footed a shot beyond Zack Steffen before substitute Borja added some gloss to the scoreline. What does it mean: USA’s defensive frailties still a worry USA showed they can compete at times with the best but the same problems remain in defence. In the first half, especially, the Americans were carved open at will by Colombia. While they managed to take the lead, USA’s weaknesses were exposed one too many times defensively.James stunner lights up Tampa With 22 international goals to his name, James has scored some stunners but Thursday’s effort was right up there among the best. Wanting to capitalise on Colombia’s superiority in the first half, James took matters into his own hands. The 67-time international received the ball from the edge of the area and picked out the top corner.Defensive lapses make life difficult for Colombia Colombia were cruising in Florida, where the lead should have been greater at half-time. Their failure to put USA to the sword and two poor periods of defending opened the door for the home side. The way Acosta and Wood scored with ease so soon after half-time would have infuriated Arturo Reyes.What’s next? USA travel to Connecticut for Tuesday’s friendly against Peru, while Colombia and Costa Rica do battle in New Jersey on the same day. read morelast_img read more

India vs England, 2nd T20I: As it happened

first_img18.10 IST: India squad: Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Parvez Rasool, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Nehra, Rishabh Pant, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mandeep SinghWarming up in sync #TeamIndia #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) January 28, 2017England squad: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, David Willey, Liam Dawson18.05 IST: Indian T20I team practice session yesterday in Nagpur:#TeamIndia members warm-up with a game of football in Nagpur #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) January 28, 2017Brief Preview: India will be eager to produce a much improved performance to avoid a Twenty20 International (T20I) series loss against England in the second of the three-match series in Nagpur on Sunday.India were comprehensively beaten by seven wickets in the first T20I match at Kanpur. Their famed batting line-up, spearheaded by skipper Virat Kohli who opened the innings, failed to get going and could only manage to post 147/7 after being sent in to bat. (I did not open the batting to look special: Virat Kohli)They lost wickets at regular intervals, failing to get any momentum in their innings. Kohli (29), recalled veteran Suresh Raina (34) and former skipper MS Dhoni (36) were the only batsmen to get starts but were unable to capitalise.Not only the senior batsmen, young players like opener KL Rahul (8), middle-order bat Manish Pandey (3), all-rounder Hardik Pandya (9) all got dismissed cheaply, squandering the chance to rise to the occasion. (We deserve to enjoy these T20I after successful season: Virat Kohli)England reached the target comfortably with 11 balls to spare, losing only three wickets.India are likely to persist with Kohli opening the batting. But they may re-look their team combination with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh and seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra considered for selection. (‘Precise’ England outplayed us: Virat Kohli)Rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishab Pant has also a fair chance of being named in the playing XI, having impressed with his destructive batting abilities in a 50-over practice game against England earlier in Mumbai. Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second T20I match between India and England. (Scorecard)Jasprit Bumrah: It’s always tough to bowl in the death. I tried to remember the past where I’ve done well in such situations. We saw the first innings, it was on the slower side. Back-of-length deliveries and slower deliveries were difficult to get away, so that is what I wanted to bowl.Bumrah in last two overs:4 runs + a bye9 dots!!!#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 2017 Ashish Nehra: Pressure game, I wanted to leave Jasprit with as many as possible to defend. Hats off to him, this isn’t the first time he’s done it for India. Jasprit asked me if he should bowl length. All I told him was ‘you have a good yorker, look to bowl full, it will be tough to hit.’ It worked. When 32 were needed off four overs, I told Jasprit we will win.This the 2nd lowest total (144/8) successfully defended by India in T20IsTheir lowest ever for India at homeIndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 29, 2017 Jasprit Bumrah is the man of the moment. When he came back into the attack, England needed 41 off 30 balls. The odds were in the visitors’ favour. But one ball after another one, he bowled the slower deliveries to snatch the match away from Eoin Morgan and Co. The 18th over really did the trick for India, where Bumrah bowled four dot balls and almost scalped Joe Root’s wicket off the last delivery. advertisementWith 8 runs off the last over, he kept his nerves in check to dismiss Root on the first ball itself. From there on, he made clever variations to make Jos Buttler’s life difficult only to castle him on the fourth ball. End overs have cost India a match many times, but this would be worth remembering. He bowled 9 dots in his last two overs. Virat Kohli must be mighty impressed with the youngster. Jasprit Bumrahs final over reminded us of Sachin Tendulkars final over at Kolkata against South Africa in the 1993 Hero Cup#IndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 29, 2017 22.30 IST: INDIA WINS BY 5 RUNS! India win a thriller in Nagpur by 5 runs to level the series #INDvENGCatch up on all the drama: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 22.25 IST: WICKET! Bumrah strikes! Angles it on a length on off, comes in, Root looks to drag it through square leg but gets hit on his pads. The players go up in an appeal and the umpire rules it out. Big wicket for India, Root is not happy though. Replays show that there was an inside edge there, India won’t mind it though.22.19 IST: SIX! Just over Kohli! Buttler bowls it wide outside off, Buttler manages to get it over long on from his crease. Kohli leaps up to take the catch at long on but only manages to get a hand to it. A big over for England. 8 needed in 6 balls.22.04 IST: WICKET! Slower one does the trick there. Stokes moved his leg across and wanted to heave it towards deep mid-wicket, but he misses it. Nehra goes up and the umpire reciprocates positively. Stokes is upset, India is happy! Important breakthrough. 28 runs needed off 19 balls. Jos Buttler is the new man in.12 BALLS LEFT 24 RUNS NEEDEDDon’t miss it: #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201722.04 IST: 50-run stand up between Root and Stokes! 21.56 IST: SIX! Shorter outside off, Stokes gets enough elevation under it and thumps it over long on for a maximum. KL Rahul was waiting for it in the deep but could only watch it sail over him. ENG 104/4 after 15 overs.?? 5?? OVERS TO GO…England 104-3, 41 needed to win – Stokes 27* & Root 31* #INDvENGFollow the conclusion ?? England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 21.47 IST: Boundaries are drying up. England hit their last boundary 27 balls ago. ENG 80/3 after 13 overs.21.40 IST: Stokes is bowled off a no ball! Stokes is beaten all ends up! Bowls it on off, the ball spins away at the last moment and Stokes is beaten on his back foot. The ball goes onto hit the stumps and Stokes is completely taken aback. He is asked by the umpire to wait as they check for the no ball. And replays are not want Mishra would want to see, he has overstepped a long way and Stokes gets a break.(AP image) 21.37 IST: OUT! Mishra strikes at last for India! Mishra bowls the off-spinner on the stumps, Morgan looks to go over long on but gets it off the top half of the bat. Hardik Pandya gets under it at deep mid-wicket and takes it safely. 200th wicket for Amit Mishra in T20s. India get a vital wicket. England need 80 more in 59 balls.advertisement21.28 IST: ENG 65/2 after 10 overs.Morgan (17*) & Root (24*) rebuilding after the shaky start. We’re 65-2 off 10, chasing 145 #INDvENGFollow live ??? England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201721.20 IST: Not out! Outside off, Root gets it to deep point for a couple of runs. They wanted the second and the throw comes in from the deep on the stumps. Dhoni takes the bails off and appeals. It is referred upstairs but the replays confirm that Root was comfortably in. Chahal was the fielder and he threw it with a loop and was not hard and fast enough on that on.Nehra’s double accounts for our openers & the PowerPlay belongs to India – England 36-2 (6) #INDvENGLIVE blog: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201721.15 IST: FOUR! Morgan adjusted well and cut it past the cover fielder for a splendid boundary.20.59 IST: ANOTHER WICKET! Two in two for Nehra! Bowls this one on a length on the stumps, Roy looks to punch it through mid-wicket but the extra bounce means he is beaten on it and the ball lobs towards mid on. Suresh Raina makes no mistake and India now have two in two. Ashish Nehra was hit around in the first game but has begun well today, he is on a hat-trick. ENG 27/2 after 4 overs.(AP image) 20.58 IST: WICKET! S Billings (12) is out, c Jasprit Bumrah b Ashish Nehra, ENG 22/1(AP image) 20.54 IST: SIX! Tossed up outside off, Billings slinks down the wicket and clobbers it high and handsome over long on for a 76m maximum.20.49 IST: ENG 3/0 in 1 over.20.48 IST: The two England openers Jason Roy and Sam Billings are out to bat. India, not wasting any time, open the bowling with Yuzvendra Chahal.20.40 IST: The last over couldn’t have been more miserable for India, just the five runs and three wickets. But the chase won’t be a walk in the park given the long boundaries and the assistance for spin. It goes without saying that early wickets would be crucial for the hosts. Join us in a bit for the chase.Last six overs of Indian innings : 39 runs – 5 wicketsDots-10Singles-21!!!!Twos-34s/6s-2Extras-2#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 2017 20.37 IST: A similar story to the one in Kanpur, though the deck assisted the bowlers a lot more than it did there. Lots of slower balls, tight bowling by Moeen Ali and poor shots by India. Virat Kohli gave the side some momentum with his 15-ball 21. But as soon as he departed, the runs dried up owing to Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh’s struggle against spin. However, KL Rahul, going through a lean patch, calmed things down and scored boundaries at regular intervals. Though a couple of them were lucky, India won’t mind that.advertisement20.33 IST: WICKET! Dhoni departs! Jordan bowls it outside off on a fuller length, Dhoni goes for the big shot over cover but only manages to drag it back onto the stumps.4-0-22-3 = Chris Jordan on ?????? #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 20.33 IST: OUT! Dug in short on the stumps, Dhoni pulls it hard through square leg. They have to come back for the second. Amit Mishra is caught way short of his crease as Moeen Ali’s throw is accurate and Jordan does the rest.20.30 IST: OUT! Unfortunate for Pandya! Jordan spears it full on the stumps, Pandya hits it dead straight and hits the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Dhoni had run already as expected, Jordan fields the ball and runs Pandya out, uprooting the stumps. Amit Mishra walks in next.WICKET! CJ strikes again! This time he runs out Pandya for 3. India 143-6 (19.3) #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 20.25 IST: Hardik Pandya is the new batsman.20.24 IST: OUT! Pandey misses his shot through the off side and has his furniture disturbed. End of a struggling knock by him. WICKET! Bowled him! Tymal Mills’ slower ball dismisses Manish Pandey for 30. India 139-5 (18.5) #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 20.22 IST: SIX! Pandey goes the distance! Slower fuller one outside off, Pandey gets under it and swings it through the line, over long on for a maximum. Much-needed boundary for him and India.20.20 IST: Dhoni is the new man. IND 129/4 after 18 overs.20.17 IST: OUT! Rahul had picked up the cutter and was looking to heave it over deep mid-wicket. He couldn’t connect it and there wasn’t any elevation too. Stokes takes a sitter there. The cutters and slower ones finally give results to England.WICKET! Jordan gets his 2nd! KL Rahul picks out Stokes in the deep & goes for 71. India 125-4 #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 20.13 IST: FOUR! Full toss outside off, Rahul gets an outside edge as the ball squirts down to the third man fence for a boundary.20.10 IST: IND 114/3 after 16 oversWell batted, KL Rahul – 50 up from from 32 balls. India are 93-3 off 13 overs #INDvENGLive blog: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.57 IST: FOUR! Easy runs! Floats it outside leg, Rahul does not miss out and sweeps it fine to the fence. These are too easy to put away.(Reuters image) 19.58 IST: Maiden T20I fifty for Rahul! IND 104/3 after 13 oversHalf century for @klrahul11 and it receives the applause of @msdhoni #TeamIndia #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 201719.49 IST: Manish Pandey is the new man in. Liam Dawson is back on.Yuvraj Singh in Twenty20 Internationals:2007 to 2013: Avg 33.38, SR 153.092014 onward: Avg 18.80, SR 98.60#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 201719.46 IST: OUT! Yuvraj (4) is out, lbw Moeen Ali lbw b Moeen Ali. India have lost their third wicket. IND 73/3 after 11 oversWICKET! Yes Mo! Yuvraj Singh misses the sweep shot & is trapped in front for 4. India 69-3 (10.3) #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.44 IST: The groudstaff is out with the rope, trying to reduce the effect of the dew with a rope.19.40 IST: Yuvraj walks in.19.34 IST: WICKET! Raina is out! Rashid bowls the googly on the stumps, Raina looks to go for the hoick but did not hit it well at all. Jordan gets under the ball at long on and takes the catch. Vital wicket for England and Rashid. India need to ensure they do not lose the momentum here. Ind 56/2 after 8 oversWICKET! Brilliant from Rashid! He gets Raina caught by Jordan on the fence for 7. India 56-2 (7.4) #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.31 IST: Fifty comes up for India in 7 overs – Raina 6* and Rahul 25* (Reuters image)19.26 IST: IND 46/1 after 6 overs.?? @daws128 takes a simple catch at long-on to dismiss India captain Virat Kohli. India are 46-1 (6 overs) #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.21 IST: Suresh Raina walks in to bat.19.19 IST: OUT! Virat Kohli departs! Jordan bowls it slower outside off, Kohli is too early into the shot. He has to reach out for it, he wants to go over cover but ends up chipping it in the air towards mid on. Dawson gets under the ball and pouches it safely. End of a small but worthy cameo from the India captain. The ploy worked for England to bowl slower one early and England have the big fish early.WICKET! Got him! Jordan’s slower ball deceives Kohli & he’s caught by Dawson for 21. India 30-1 #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.15 IST: Good over for India as they 30 after 4 overs.In the past any score over 125 has been safe at this surface, with the highest successful chase being only 123/7 (WI v SA, 2016)#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 201719.09 IST:  SIX! Mills bowls it outside off on a length, Kohli just stands tall, punches this one, on the up over the long off fence for a maximum.19.05 IST: FOUR! Short delivery, outside off, Kohli instantly went for the pull and miscued. All the Indian fans must have had a lump as the ball sailed towards third man. The fielder made a diving effort but it was too far away from him. Excellent effort by Billings though.19.04 IST: Tidy start from spinner Dawson. IND 5/0 in 1 over The stage is set in Nagpur! Come on England… #INDvENGFollow live: England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201719.00 IST: The second T20I between India-England begins with Rahul and Kohli at the crease. Liam Dawson starts for England.#TeamIndia is wearing a black armband to condole the sad demise of India U19 trainer Rajesh Sawant and M Shami’s father BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2017 18.55 IST: Both the teams are out on the field as they stand for the national anthems.”It looks a typical Indian wicket, there’s not a blade of grass. Plunkett misses out, Dawson is in – an extra spinner” – @Eoin16 #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 201718.45 IST: Pitch report – Sunil Gavaskar says that the track might spin more than it did during the World T20. Nasser Hussain reveals that Liam Dawson might come in the team. SG suggests that captains should bat first after winning the toss. There’s the dew factor too.#TeamIndia Playing XI for the 2nd T20I at Nagpur #INDvENG @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 201718.40 IST: Liam Dawson comes in for Liam Plunkett – England’s only change from the first match.England have won the toss and will field first. One change for #TeamIndia, Amit Mishra comes in for Rasool #INDvENG @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 201718.37 IST: Virat Kohli: Peferably wanted to bowl first, but seeing the last game against New Zealand, it became a lot difficult to chase and the wicket became slow. The pitch will deteriotrate as the game progress. We’ve got an extra leg spinner. For an off-spinner, we thought we could use Raina as an option. 8 overs from two leg spinners might be the difference between them. Two leg spinners might create some difference. There will be turn for sure. First innings is the best time to bat on for sure. We are not too upset about losing the toss. Just the one change and rest of the side are same.Losing toss & batting first may turn out to be a good thing for India. Teams batting first have won 7 out of 10 T20Is at Nagpur.#INDvENG Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 29, 201718.35 IST: Morgan: We are going to bowl first. Looks like a typical India wicket. Plunket misses out and Dawson is playing. It is coming towards the end of the tour and winning in India is difficlut. We aren’t taking last two wins granted.?? It’s T20 time in Nagpur! Will we go 2-0 up & take the series today?England win the toss & bowl first #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017 18.31 IST: England win toss, opt to bowl.18.29 IST: Earlier in the day, Roger Federer won the Australian Open final after beating Rafa Nadal. From #AusOpen final to England’s 2nd T20 in India – its a sporting Sunday that just keeps giving! ???Toss & team news coming up? #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 29, 2017last_img read more

New Ventures India Forum a Boon for Sustainable Enterprise

first_imgAt the third annual New Ventures India Investor Forum in Mumbai, sustainable entrepreneurs connected with investors to network, build partnerships and find opportunities for growth. Participants in the two-day forum found that sustainable businesses can still flourish, even in today’s uncertain economic times.New Ventures India helps sustainable business entrepreneurs overcome business challenges and spark economic development–as well as environmental improvement–in India. The program is a joint partnership between the Confederation of Indian Industries, Godrej Green Business Centre and the World Resources Institute. The Investor Forum is meant to facilitate investment into businesses that have a high potential to grow and the ability to change the environmental and social landscape. And India’s entrepreneurs proved just how innovative they have become with green technology.A wide range of interesting businesses were showcased, including Eco Recycling Ltd., India’s leading organization involved in recycling hazardous electronic waste. Another innovative start-up company, Autoboxx Automation, provides energy management services that can help 900,000 small area sites–such as ATMs–dramatically reduce their energy consumption and costs costs by 20-30% through automation and monitoring software.The Investor Forum comes on the heels of India’s acknowledgment of the need for sustainable development. Recently, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released India’s first National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), which laid the foundation for future development of the country’s green economy. All the participants at the New Ventures India Forum made strong cases for creating environmental and social change through sustainable business. Representatives from several countries acknowledged the need for all countries to share responsibility on the climate change challenges the world will face in the next century.As the Investor Forum began, the audience seemed overwhelmed with concern about the current economic situation. Participants were particularly worried about how receptive financiers would be to sustainable enterprises given the current financial crisis.But one moment seemed to turn everyone’s views around. Two entrepreneurs—Mr. Jadhav from Nandan Biomatrix and Mr. Sharma from SBA Hydro Systems—achieve major milestones over the past year with assistance from the New Ventures India Team. SBA Hydro received investment funding from Acumen Fund, while Nandan Biomatrix secured a major strategic partnership. In 2007, they were selected as front-runners in the Investor Forum, and their businesses are now tremendous examples of success. The two told their stories to those in attendance, and they beamed with excitement and gratitude about how they had realized their dreams.Their story heightened the audience’s enthusiasm, and I could clearly see those in attendance, including the ten selected entrepreneurs for 2008, thinking about the possibilities and opportunities that might await them. In addition, Dr. Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman of the Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA), reminded participants that investors were not there for philanthropic reasons—rather, they were there to provide funding for future success stories. The distinguished Tessa Tennant, Board Member of the Calvert Social Investment Fund and co-founder of the UK’s first equity fund focused on sustainable development, eloquently said that if you look back at a list of the top twenty companies from twenty years ago, the list would be completely different from what it is today. The reminder rejuvenated the hope that two decades from now, an entrepreneur at the forum could be running one of the top companies in India.With that inspirational notion in mind, entrepreneurs shared ideas and presented their business cases to investors. Investments that happen as a result the enterprise development and investment facilitation support of New Ventures India will allow the capital markets to actively participate in the change that is happening in India’s environmental and social frameworks.In the end, a recurring theme of the event was that a green economy can provide innumerable growth opportunities. Each entrepreneur shared his or her story of beginning a business, facing challenges, achieving growth, and looking to the future.These types of green enterprises, which would pique the curiosity of even conventional investors, will one day supply the social and environmental returns that only sustainable businesses can provide.last_img read more

10 months agoKoulibaly: I signed deal confident Napoli can win Scudetto

first_imgKoulibaly: I signed deal confident Napoli can win Scudettoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKalidou Koulibaly is delighted with his new deal at Napoli.The defender has penned a new five-year contract this week.He said, “I feel very good in Naples, since I arrived they welcomed me very well. “I have felt Neapolitan from the first day I arrived. The Scudetto? It is 3-4 years that we have tried to win it, it is very difficult against Juventus who always does extraordinary championships. We hope that this year will be ours, I hope it will be the right year, but there is also the Europa League and Coppa Italia, if we play united we can go far.”Koulibaly was speaking before last night’s defeat to Inter Milan, where he was sent off amid being the subject of racist chants. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Major College Football Coach Has Reportedly Been Fired

first_imgHouston Cougars cheerleaders at a game vs. ECU.HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 04: The Houston Cougars cheerleaders perform during the game against the East Carolina Pirates at TDECU Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)It’s been a strange Sunday in the college football coaching ranks. Miami now finds itself without a head coach after Mark Richt retired today, and now the University of Houston appears to be getting rid of its head coach too.According to Steven Godfrey of SB Nation, sources have said that Cougars head coach Major Applewhite has been fired.The University of Houston has yet to confirm the report with an official announcement.Applewhite finished the season with an 8-5 record.Sources to @SBNation: Major Applewhite has been officially let go at Houston. Our story on the ongoing transition at U of H:— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) December 30, 2018Multiple college football insiders have confirmed the news.Major Applewhite has been fired as Houston’s coach, @YahooSports confirms. Let the Dana Holgorsen watch begin.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 30, 2018With two-straight winning seasons, Applewhite has led the Cougars to a 15-10 record, but is winless in bowl games.Houston lost the 2018 Armed Forces Bowl in embarrassing fashion, losing 70-14 while being gashed on the ground.The Cougars started the 2018 season 7-1 and rose as high as No. 17 in the rankings before losing four of their last five games.last_img read more

Miranda Lambert Headlines Cause For Paws Concert

first_imgMiranda Lambert, the reigning 4-time ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, headed to Thackerville, OK to headline the 6th Annual Cause for the Paws concert benefitting Miranda’s own MuttNation Foundation.On Friday, May 31st, Miranda took the stage at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK.MuttNation has raised more than $400,000 for its cause so far in 2013 from Cause for the Paws and various other donations – including continual fundraising efforts by individual groups of Ran Fans. The Cause for the Paws event raised funds through a combination of ticket sales, a live auction, an eBay auction, raffle tickets, vendors donating their services and private donations.Popular items from the eBay auction included a Mini Replica “Blake and Miranda Wedding,” an autographed George Strait cowboy hat & two tickets to his sold out show in Texas, and autographed Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift guitars.MuttNation Foundation has been actively helping reunite families with pets lost in last month’s devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma and finding new homes for pets in need.Miranda’s love of animals led to the formation of MuttNation. The foundation has successfully raised money across the country in order to aid organizations and governmental institutions or entities that build animal shelters for better care, increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship, rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals, fund spay/neuter programs, reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals, and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel, and dogs-in-prisons programs.“I feel so blessed to be able to continue the work of MuttNation Foundation in aiding and assisting animals in need,” said Miranda “Aside from music, this is my biggest passion in life, and I find it so rewarding to help end animal suffering and homelessness.”last_img read more

Let this childrens All Abilities Fashion Show restore your faith in humanity

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook In a world where headlines just seem to be getting darker, allow us to give you a little #GoodNews. Over the weekend, the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital hosted its second annual All Abilities Fashion Show where children from the hospital modeled local designer, Live Life to the Maks. The day was all about highlighting the “beauty in diversity, positivity and resilience” and showcased 20 kids of various abilities walking and wheeling down the runway. Twitter Login/Register With:last_img

Ikea to cut 7500 jobs as customer behaviour changes

first_imgCOPENHAGEN — Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea says it is cutting 7,500 jobs worldwide, partly as a result of a new strategy to open shops in city centres to complement its larger stores.Ikea says the cutbacks will allow it to focus “on its e-commerce platform, to better meet the needs of its customers and be more convenient and affordable to many more people.” The company is opening stores in 30 major city centres to diversify its reach.Jesper Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group — the largest retailer within the Ikea franchise system — said Wednesday: “We recognize that the retail landscape is transforming at a scale and pace we’ve never seen before” and Ikea needs to be “investing and developing our business to meet their needs in better and new ways.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN hands over more power to Kosovo government

Søren Jessen-Petersen, chief of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), was meeting with political leaders in Pristina to inform them of the decision, and to tell them of his endorsement of their proposal to establish posts for a Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Ministers. A statement released by UNMIK in Pristina said Mr. Jessen-Petersen stressed that the new and existing competences of the Provisional Institutions of Self Government (PISG) must be exercised in a fully responsible and accountable manner. He also made it clear that a commitment from the government to do so was “an integral part of the transfer.” He reiterated that the transfer of competences would have to be accompanied by comprehensive capacity-building of the PISG, adding that improved government accountability and capacity would be an important step forward in enabling Kosovo to meet the priority standards ahead of the planned mid-2005 review. During his meeting with political leaders, Mr. Jessen-Petersen was also to discuss the possibility of further transfer of competencies, particularly in the area of the economy, after the formation of the new government. The UN envoy underscored that a strong partnership would continue in the non-transferred areas to ensure further full engagement of the PISG. read more

2 tons of seized ivory crushed to protest illegal trade

Ivory sculptures are on display before being crushed, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in New York’s Central Park. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation destroyed illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) by Mary Esch And Joseph B. Frederick, The Associated Press Posted Aug 3, 2017 9:41 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email 2 tons of seized ivory crushed to protest illegal trade NEW YORK, N.Y. – Trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state’s commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade.The artifacts placed ceremoniously onto a conveyor belt to be ground into dust included piles of golf-ball-sized Japanese sculptures, called netsuke, intricately carved into monkeys, rabbits and other fanciful designs. Many of the items were beautiful. Some were extremely valuable.But state environmental officials and Wildlife Conservation Society members, who partnered with Tiffany & Co. for the “Ivory Crush” of nearly 2 tons (1.8 metric tons) of ivory, said no price justifies slaughtering elephants for their tusks.“By crushing a ton of ivory in the middle of the world’s most famous public park, New Yorkers are sending a message to poachers, traffickers and dealers who try to set up shop right here on our streets,” said John Calvelli, the Society’s executive vice-president and director of the 96 Elephants Campaign. “We won’t stand for the slaughter of elephants. Nobody needs an ivory brooch that badly.”The sale of ivory across international boundaries has been banned since 1990, but the U.S. and many other countries have allowed people to buy and sell ivory domestically, subject to certain regulations that gave smugglers loopholes. Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service instituted a near-total ban on the domestic commercial ivory trade and barred sales across state lines.Since August 2014, New York law has prohibited the sale, purchase, trade or distribution of anything made from elephant or mammoth ivory or rhinoceros horn, except in limited situations with state approval. Enforcement efforts have focused on New York City, the nation’s largest port of entry for illegal wildlife goods, state officials said.The ivory pieces sent to the crusher included more than $4.5 million worth seized by undercover investigators from Metropolitan Fine Arts & Antiques in New York City in 2015. In pleading guilty last week to illegally selling ivory, the store’s owners agreed to donate $100,000 each to the World Wildlife Fund and Wild Tomorrow Fund for their endangered species protection projects.Also headed for the crusher was a netsuke, depicting three men with a fish, worth an estimated $14,000, and a pair of elaborately carved ivory towers worth $850,000.More than 270 tons (245 metric tons) of ivory have been destroyed by governments and conservation groups in high-profile public events in 22 countries, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.Some critics have argued that destroying ivory could drive up black market prices by increasing scarcity, thus encouraging more poaching. Others argue that it’s wasteful and that it would be better to sell confiscated ivory to pay for conservation efforts in poor African countries.Wendy Hapgood, founder of Wild Tomorrow Fund, said crushing events send a signal that laws banning the ivory trade will be strictly enforced.“It’s a way to tell the world that ivory shouldn’t be coveted, it should be destroyed. It belongs only on an elephant,” she said.___Esch reported from Albany, New York. read more

Column Last years multimillion euro underspend in mental health is unacceptable

first_imgYOU MAY GROW out of almost everything in your life, they say, but never your childhood. This is why we place a value on childhood and it is why investing in young lives is vitally important – not only for children themselves, but for society at large. This is an age-old and well-accepted pearl of wisdom.Yesterday, the Children’s Rights Alliance launched Report Card 2013, the fifth edition of our annual series, which scrutinises Government progress on its commitments to children as set out in the Programme for Government 2011-2016. We all know that you should never, ever make a promise to a child that you cannot keep – which is why we try to find out if the Government is doing what it pledged for children.Mediocre gradesWe awarded Government an overall ‘C’ grade for their work in 2012. Of the twenty commitments we track, the awards were a mixed bag, ranging from an ‘A’ for the children’s referendum to an ‘F’ for child poverty. And in-between there were many mediocre grades.As always with these things, the devil is in the detail. Take the chapter on the right to health, which got a disappointing ‘D’ grade overall. Four commitments were tracked and each got a variant of a ‘D’ grade. The Report Card explores whether progress has been made, and if not, why not?Take the case of ‘Primary Care’. Here, the Government promised in July 2012 to recruit 272 front line health staff, including public health nurses and speech and language therapists, and it pledged €20 million to fund these posts. By the end of 2012, no post was filled and the funding was redirected elsewhere by the HSE. The Government also pledged to remove GP fees on a phased basis beginning with those with long term-illnesses, a move that would hugely benefit children and families access to healthcare.Budget 2012 allocated €15 million for this reform but as necessary legislation was not in place, the funds were used to make up financial deficits in the HSE. We were quite shocked by this and frankly, we believe that it is unacceptable. Monies promised should be ring-fenced for their rightful purpose. To do otherwise, is not fair and is like stealing the promises you have made to children and families.Mental healthThe story gets even murkier when you look at ‘Mental Health’. To be fair, during 2012, there were some notable positive steps to improve mental health services to children. For us, these were however overshadowed by the fact that, of the €35 million of funding promised and allocated for community mental health teams, only approximately €6 million was spent. As with primary care, the remaining millions of euro were used to tackle cost overruns in other parts of the health services.To me, it beggars belief that this could happen, especially in a year when many families and communities lost a child or young person to suicide. We all know that urgent action is needed to combat bullying and suicide among Ireland’s youth. The 2012 My World survey found that nearly 10 per cent of adolescents and 20 per cent of young adults reported significant personal problems they felt needed professional help but did not seek it. I did not think that the critical importance of an effective and accessible national mental health service for children and young people needed to be spelt out – but perhaps it does?  How €29 million pledged to be spent on mental health could not be used as planned requires immediate answers from the Department of Health.But this is not just about the Department of Health. If Government wants to make Ireland one of the best places in the world to be a child then each Government department has to play its role and prioritise children effectively, investing vital funds to make a real difference to children’s lives. They need to work like a team and strive to be at the very top of their game. As Report Card 2013 has once again shown, it is not enough to just make promises. Keeping your promises to children is the key.Tanya Ward is the Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance.last_img read more

Foodcraft Espresso and Bakery

first_imgA Sydney-based artisan style café and bakehouse, Foodcraft Espresso & Bakery (FCEB) has been offering extensive hand crafted dishes served fresh all day since May. Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean and especially Greece, as well as the hospitality of its people, Foodcraft is a welcoming and relaxing place to visit for unique breakfast and lunch options. One of the latest concoctions from the Erskineville cafe is a triple-decker ripper containing Nutella, a doughnut and a milkshake, which became an Instagram sensation overnight, with not only Australia but the whole food-addicted social media society obsessing over it.The creative geniuses behind the world famous Tella Balls have captured the hearts, minds, tastebuds and of course, stomachs of every foodie around the world, by creating a brioche style doughnut ball injected with the most mouth-watering flavours imaginable.Nutella, vanilla bean ricotta, salted caramel and five berry jam create a titillating explosion atop the most flavoursome milkshake in a jar, taking Australia’s milk bar heritage to a whole new level.Within a few days FCEB began to distribute the original Tella balls to more than 50 other cafes across Sydney.“We were mucking around, and decided to put our two products together, the Tella ball and the Nutella shake,” says Daikos, who has always been addicted to Nutella.“At my other places, I used to put Nutella in my doughnuts. I kind of built a following as ‘Mr Nutella’.”The creative concept behind the FCEB brand expands much further than the Tella Balls, with an aim to evoke a sense of clean, crisp wholesomeness. The unique and modern familiarity of the olive wreath coupled with the cookery conveys a message of quality fine food that draws from yesteryear. “The inspiration for both the brand and the cooking stems from the Mediterranean and is only brought to life when mixed perfectly with Sydney’s freshness,” Aki Daikos and Simon Kappatos, the two Greek Australian owners of the bakehouse cafe, agree.“Watch our craftsmen make and bake some of the most delectable treats you’ll ever eat and enjoy your freshly ground coffee served any way you like.”The partnership forged at FCEB between the two owners is like “strawberries and cream – sensational alone, but perfect together”, or at least, this is how they describe it. “The intention is to create a trusted brand that prospective clientele would comfortably become a part of and existing customers would be happy to be associated with.“Mixing old faithfuls with ‘up to the minute’ global cuisine preferences, the brand is sensitive to purveyors of ‘tried, tested and proven’ flavours.”The duo will soon be opening an exclusive Tella balls dessert and gelato bar that is expected to be up and running by October this year.“It will be the first of its kind, located in Dulwich Hill.”Meanwhile, you can try out the Tell-a-balls and more go to 33 Bridge Street Erskineville Sydney NSW, or contact +61 (0)420 881 975 +61 (0)425 408 960 –Aki Daikos (owner of Vesbar Café and Gasolina Espresso) opened Foodcraft Espresso in May, alongside business partner Simon Kappatos. Aki Daikos is a ‘cafentrepreneur’. He has successfully been contributing to the Sydney café boom over the past 10 years by creating, building-up and flipping what are now iconic cafés, in and around some of Sydney’s favourite café hotspots. A ‘well seasoned’ master of his craft, just like his cafés, he never leaves a foul taste in the mouth. His plan was to eventually blend all the good stuff from what he had learnt in the food and cafe industries and design a shop that offered a relaxed feel with honest food for his beloved customers.Simon Kappatos, on the other hand, is a business minded individual who has the tendency to follow his gut whenever he needs to make big decisions – and for obvious reasons, his gut has led him to becoming a co-founder and co-owner of FCEB. He comes from a hotel background where service and quality are paramount. Experiences gained from the hospitality industry have equipped him with the skills to identify and make better even the most ‘well oiled’ establishment. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

SPOILERS WWE Superstars tapings for February 13

first_imgFacebook The Hardy Boyz relinquish the Smackdown Tag Team Championships; Jeff undergoing surgery 7/20 WWE Live Results: Columbus, Georgia (Kingston defends the title, Kevin Owens appears) WhatsApp Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img The following was taped on Monday from Columbus.WWE Superstars taping results for February 13, 2015:* Titus O’Neil def. Jack Swagger* Luke Harper def. R-TruthSource: WWE 205 Live Results – 4/30/19 (Tony Nese takes on Drew Gulak in the main event) Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Athletic Club Bilbao coach Gaizka Garitano claims clubs situation is still

first_imgDespite an outstanding performance last Sunday, Athletic Club Bilbao boss Gaizka Garitano believes his club’s situation is still bad.Last Sunday Garitano side played an impressive 2-0 victory at home to Sevilla leaving the Basque giants with 11 points in Garitano’s five games in charge and 15th in a congested midtable in La Liga.“Our situation is delicate, it has improved, but it is still bad,” Garitano – who replaced Eduardo Berizzo last month – told reporters, as quoted by Football Espana.“What matters most is the points, not how we got them or who we had before.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“When you’re struggling you need to make sure you are tough to beat at home, that you pick up points and can gain some momentum from there.“However I’m also happy about other aspects of our game, we played very well and were solid defensively, we knew if we scored we would be in a strong position.“They have lost very few games but we had a game-plan and the players perfected it.last_img read more

Lopez in the dark over Barcelonas possible expulsion

first_imgLevante UD manager Paco Lopez revealed that he kept the controversy surrounding Barcelona’s Copa del Rey fate out of his mind to concentrate on Thursday gameThe Catalan giants have been accused of playing an ineligible player in Juan Brandariz “Chumi” from last week’s 2-1 Copa del Rey first-leg defeat to Levante.19-year-old Chumi had in fact been suspended for a fifth booking in a second division game against Castellón on Sunday for the B team.Levante president Quico Catalan has vowed to lodge a complaint to the Spanish FA (RFEF) over the matter, which could result in Barcelona’s expulsion from the competition.Speaking after his Levante side lost the second leg 3-0 to be knocked out of the last-16 stage, however, Lopez declared that he had no idea what’s going to happen.“I’ve been focused on the game all day,” said Lopez, according to AS.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I have enough with that along with what happens on the pitch. The club are within their rights to do whatever they do.“I didn’t want to know anything and I’ve tried to keep the players focused on the game.“I haven’t spoken to the president over the subject.”“As an athlete, I like to win things on the pitch. But there is a regulation that we must all follow. From then on, it’s not up to us what happens.”Ousmane Dembele’s brace and a Lionel Messi goal were enough on Thursday night to secure Barcelona a 4-2 aggregate win over Levante for a quarter-final spot.But, depending on the outcome of this saga, it could all have been for nothing if the RFEF decide to take action.last_img read more

Beaches Boys bolstered with Mens week event

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 14, 2016 – Managing Director Don Dagenais Celebrating Men’s Week with Male Employees.  Over one thousand male employees from over 30 departments at Beaches Resorts were honoured in a week long celebration of the first annual Men’s Week Celebration which ran from June 13-19.The event kicked off with a special devotion of prayer and thanksgiving hosted by the ladies of the resort.  During the special devotion speakers touched on the importance of the male role in the home and in the communities which set the tone for the week.“It was important to us that the men were honoured this year.  We have over one thousand male employees that work extremely hard every day.”  said Hotel Manager, Jamie McAnally who was one of the speakers at the event.  “During the devotions I felt the need to remind them of their importance and value not only to Beaches TCI but in the home and in the communities.”There was also a special departmental lunch where the men sat with McAnally to discuss current issues affection men in the community. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

VMC moots use of rain gardens for stormwater management

first_imgVijayawada: To solve the water logging problem on the main roads and to enhance greenery, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is planning to build rain gardens along the main roads in the city. The VMC will take up plantation drive as part of the rain gardens, wherein one-and-half meters water harvesting pits will be constructed along the main roads in the city. The pits resemble the water harvesting pits, which are being made in the apartments. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Addressing media here on Saturday, Municipal Commissioner V Prasanna Venkatesh said so far, there was no scope for seeping of rain waters into the ground due to construction of end-to-end roads. Most main roads in the city are built from one end to other end giving no scope for percolation of water into the soil in the rainy season, he said and pointed out percolation of water was very important to recharge the ground water. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Keeping in view of this, he said the civic body was planning to build pits and small structures made of sand, stones and other material with layers. “The rainwater will be used for growing of plants along the road,” Venkatesh said and added the civic body is contemplating to construct rain gardens along the main roads and the officials were working out on it. Advertise With Us Asked about how the civic body will deal with the small and narrow roads on water conservation, he replied that small water harvesting pits with mesh and layers will be built along small roads in the city. He said small pits will be built in the low-lying areas along the streets and roads so that the rainwater will percolate into the soil and added all these factors will help to recharge the ground waters. In view of the water scarcity problem being faced by the metros like Chennai and Bengaluru, he said the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation was making innovative plans for conservation of rainwater and proper utilisation of water resources by constructing rain gardens and small water harvesting pits. Stating that the city gets about 40 days rain in a year, he said but, most of the rainwater was flowing into small side drains and finally reaching to three canals and Budameru. Hence forth the rainwater will be utilised properly with construction of rain gardens and water harvesting pits, he averred.last_img read more

A royal affair

first_imgGet ready for a classical treat as Manjari Chaturvedi will be taking the Capital stage with Darbari style of kathak that represents the dance of the courtesans in the two-day show titled The Courtesan – An Enigma. The concert that will also feature actress Neesha Singh.The event will showcase the allure and abstract dance form of Kathak. The dancer will embellish her description with hand gestures and beautiful expressions to a give lift to her darbari style. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A dance style known for its delicate movements and expressions; and characterised by exquisite costumes, it originated in royal courtrooms of a bygone era. Manjari brings back this enticing dance form to the stage. The beauty and grandeur of the royal courts will be re-captured as some of the rare and original compositions that reverberated through the arts and performance realm in yesteryear will take over the stage. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNeesha Singh will be narrating anecdotes and stories from the life and times of a few famous courtesans. Many pre-conceived notions about courtesans, often misconstrued, such as their sensibilities, lifestyles, emotions, disposition and ethos would be challenged as light will be shed upon numerous lesser known aspects of their lives.The forms of Ghazal, thumri and dadra always have great lyrical value. The poems often are so powerful that they have for centuries led social revolution and broken away the social, communal, religious differences among people and showed them the way to reach salvation. The lyrics are mostly in Urdu, Awadhi Braj Bhasha and Punjabi (for Tappa gayaki). As the dialects are loosing their shimmer, they may disappear soon.  This concert will feature the dance of the courtesan, Darbari Kathak along with narrative slots inundated with rich stories, offering the audience a unique glimpse into the lives of the courtesans.Commenting on the concert, Manjari said, “The Lost Songs of the Courtesans is an initiative that collaborate the two extremes of traditional art and modern technology, together in a unique amalgamation to not only make the youth and the masses aware of this dying art form but also develop the interest of generation X, that progresses with technology and find ways of preservation of the same.” So mark the dates and make sure you witness this royal treat!When: May 19 at Epicentre and May 20 at India International Centrelast_img read more