Police constable shot dead in court complex in Haryana

first_imgA Haryana police head constable was shot dead after three men reportedly open fire in the court complex in Siwani town of Bhiwani district on Monday.The police said the incident prima-facie seems an attempt to free an undertrail facing criminal charges, who was being produced before the local court.”Three men open fired in the court complex, killing one head constable, who was escorting the undertrail,” Sanjay, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Siwani, told The Hindu.The deceased head constable has been identified as Bhagirath, a resident of Gorchi village in Hisar.Mr. Sanjay said while two accused were arrested by the police on the spot, one of the accused managed to flee. “Our teams are searching for him and would soon arrest him as well.”last_img read more

Gilas cadets kick off title defense vs tough Thais

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The shifty, outspoken point guard was referring to the quarterfinal defeat the Philippines sustained at the hands of Korea, which is becoming an alarming tradition.READ: Fiba Asia Cup loss of ‘Gilas kuyas’ spurs SEAG-bound PH team onFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRavena and the rest of the Gilas team like fellow A-listers Kobe Paras, Kevin Ferrer and Bobby Ray Parks will vie for a 26th basketball title, starting with a featured game against Thailand on Sunday at MABA Stadium here.Game time is 9:30 p.m. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SEA Games: PH pugs start gold medal hunt Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Ravena’s pronouncement stands in solid foundation.Easily the most popular squad in Team Philippines — aside from the women’s volleyball team — the presently known as Gilas has won every single SEAG title except in 1989 when PH lost to Malaysia.They will be propped up here by naturalized player Christian Standhardinger, who arrived early Saturday from Lebanon via Manila.In 2005 Manila, basketball wasn’t played because the country was under suspension by Fiba. It also wasn’t held in 2009 Laos for lack of facilities.Perlas Pilipinas, the country’s women’s basketball squad, also debuts against Singapore at 7:15 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Sandy Febrianysah Kurniawan of Indonesia (R) attempts to block against Kiefer Ravena of the Philippines (L) during the men’s basketball gold medal match at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on June 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROL / AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROLKUALA LUMPUR — The loss Gilas Pilipinas suffered in Lebanon that was heard in the Philippines has reverberated all the way in Malaysia.Kiefer Ravena, team captain of Gilas’ B team that will play in the Southeast Asian Games here, was quoted back in Manila saying: “We will avenge your defeat.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

James Harden misfires, Rockets still beat Jazz for 3-0 series lead

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Mitchell scored 34 points but struggled shooting, too, making just 9 of his 27 attempts. Derrick Favors had 13 for the Jazz.Royce O’Neale, who played tenacious defense on Harden, made a 3-pointer for Utah’s last lead at 89-88.The Jazz led most of the game, but never by more than eight.The Rockets made their move in the fourth quarter.Gerald Green made back-to-back 3-pointers and Harden added a pair of free throws with 8:33 remaining put the Rockets up, 84-80.ADVERTISEMENT After two slow starts in Houston, the Jazz came out energized with a deafening crowd hanging on every basket. Utah led 11-3 and Harden picked up two fouls in the first 94 seconds, but stayed on the court. He couldn’t find his rhythm until the stretch run.The Rockets have made no secret they are keying on Mitchell and Ingles to take away their playmaking and make other Utah players beat them. So far, no one else has made them pay.Mitchell vowed to be more aggressive and apologized for being a “no show” early in the series. He re-introduced himself to the series in an exuberant show of shot-making and open emotion after big plays. But it didn’t last.Prior to Saturday’s big game, Mitchell was shooting 32.6% and had more turnovers (nine) than assists (six). After his hot start, Mitchell missed 11 straight field goal attempts but never stopped attacking.Harden was missing 3-pointers and floaters, including two that were rejected by Rudy Gobert early in the game, and didn’t convert one until his emphatic fast-break dunk with 7:34 to play. But then he made a step-back 3-pointer to give Houston its largest lead at 89-83.The leading MVP candidate did get to the line — something the Jazz have tried desperately to avoid. But he also spent a lot of time down on the floor as the Jazz were much more physical than in the two earlier Houston blowouts.Gobert had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots.Before the game, Mike D’Antoni said all the talk about playoff adjustments is overblown.“It’s mostly going to come down to the heart and soul of the players and if they’re going to come down and force their will, play hard and get into people,” he predicted.TIP-INS SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Tossed! Umpire flings fan who runs on field in Jays-A’s game MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Mitchell had a wide-open look at a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, but like so many of his shots in the hard-fought contest, it was off the mark.Game 4 of the best-of-seven Western Conference series is Monday night in Utah.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHarden misfired on his first 15 shots and was 3-for-20 shooting with 10 assists. He was 14 for 16 from the line.Chris Paul scored 18 points and Clint Capela had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets, who won despite shooting 38.4 percent from the field and 67.6 percent from the line. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) defends against Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives up court in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — James Harden overcome a horrible shooting performance and scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets to a 104-101 win over the Utah Jazz for a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.Harden made a 3-pointer and added two free throws with 42.4 seconds left to give the Rockets a 101-97 lead. After Donovan Mitchell made two free throws, Harden missed another 3-point attempt, but P.J. Tucker, who finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made one of two free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Rockets: Rivers and Ingles got double technicals in the second quarter for tossing the ball at each other. … In the third quarter, Harden was wrapped up by Royce O’Neale on a fast break and landed awkwardly with O’Neale on top of him in the row of cameras beyond the baseline. … When Harden shot free throws, the crowd often chanted “Flopper! Flopper!”Jazz: Gobert had five blocks in the first half. … Jae Crowder started in place of Favors for the first time in the series. … Jazz missed six free throws in the first four minutes of the second half. … Utah was 12 of 41 from beyond the arc.UP NEXTGame 4 is Monday night in Utah. View commentslast_img read more

‘Frustrated’ Wozniacki says opponent got ‘lucky’ in Roland Garros win

first_imgDenmark’s Caroline Wozniacki reacts as she plays against Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova during their women’s singles first round match on day two of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 27, 2019. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was left “frustrated” after collapsing to a 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 loss to Russian world number 68 Veronika Kudermetova in the French Open first round on Monday and told her opponent she “got lucky”.The Danish 13th seed had retired injured from her two previous matches in the lead-up to Roland Garros, but looked to have found form in a one-sided opening set.ADVERTISEMENT Last year’s Australian Open champion lost her way in the second set, though, making 10 unforced errors, but said her opponent was fortunate to turn the match around.“I think she got very lucky at the start of the second set and took advantage of the opportunities she got,” said Wozniacki.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I ran out of steam in the end and made some unforced errors that I don’t usually do, so that was very frustrating.“She had a few net chords and good shots on some of the important points at the start of the second set. For Wozniacki now, her focus will turn to the grass-court season, in which she has struggled in the past — never having reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals.“I haven’t had the best lead-up to this tournament,” she said.“I had a calf injury so haven’t really been able to play or practise for a couple of weeks.“My calf now feels good so that’s a positive so I’m definitely going to go back and work hard and get ready for the grass season.”It was the first time Wozniacki had lost in the opening round of a Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon three years ago.“I just have to try and stay positive, and obviously it’s not as easy to stay positive when things aren’t going your way,” she added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “It’s definitely frustrating. You want to win, you work hard and you want to see results.“It hasn’t been a great year for me so far, so I’m going to work hard and try and turn it around.”The 22-year-old Kudermetova cruised to victory in the decider on a sparsely-populated Court Philippe Chatrier to claim the biggest win of her career.She will face either Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas or French wildcard Audrey Albie in the second round, having only made her main-draw debut at a Grand Slam event with a first-round Australian Open loss in January.“I was a little bit nervous at the start of the match, but I took it game by game and tried to be more aggressive,” said the Russian.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PBA D-League: San Sebastian books semis seat, outlasts Che’lu in OTcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera to get a MCG-like makeover

first_imgAfter the reconstruction and make-over, the Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad would be the biggest cricket stadium in the world in terms of seating capacity, Gujarat Cricket Association said on Friday.”In line with the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and GCA President Amit Shah, Sardar Patel cricket stadium will be converted into Melbourne-like cricket stadium, which will be the biggest cricket stadium in the world,” said a joint statement by GCA vice-president Parimal Nathwani and joint secretary Jay Shah.The new stadium will have a seating capacity of 1,00,000. The demolition of the current stadium, located in Motera area, started on Thursday and will be completed in four months. The construction of the new stadium will take nearly two years, GCA said.The design, construction plans and estimates of the new stadium were unanimously approved by GCA’s executive committee, the release said.Presently the stadium with its six pavilions has a capacity of 54,000, which was not enough in view of the rush of cricket fans during the matches, GCA said.The stadium has witnessed many exciting moments in the cricket’s history. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar became the first batsman to reach 10,000-run mark in this stadium.Similarly, Kapil Dev claimed his 432nd Test wicket on this ground to become the highest wicket taker in the world, breaking Sir Richard Hadlee’s record. Sachin Tendulkar scored his first double century in Test cricket on this ground.last_img read more

HTC 10 to launch in India on May 26

first_imgTaiwanese company HTC will launch its high-end flagship phone, the HTC 10 in India on May 26. HTC is currently in the process of sending out block your date invites to the media for the launch event. Globally launched on April 12, the ’10’ is HTC’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge) and LG’s G5. While Samsung’s top-tier phones are already available in India, LG’s G5 is expected to land here on June 1.To recall, HTC came into the thick of things earlier when it listed the Snapdragon 652/3GB RAM toting Lifestyle variant of the HTC 10 on its official website for India giving out the impression that it would bring the mid-level version of the phone here. Soon after the company had to make a clarification that it would indeed bring the ‘real deal’ to the country.Also Read: 10 features that stand out in HTC 10 The flagship HTC 10 phone boasts of a new metal design, better camera, improved performance and possibly better battery life over its predecessor phone, the One M9 (M9+), according to the company. The phone is available at a starting price of $699 (which roughly translates to Rs 46,413) in the US. It would be interesting to see how HTC prices the phone in India. While the Galaxy S7 is priced around Rs 46,000 the LG G5 is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs 53,000. Should HTC price the 10 in between the two, it would make things a lot more exciting for the smartphone market.Also Read: HTC 10 looks good, not so much in India advertisementThe phone comes with a full-metal unibody with distinct chamfers. The front is carved out of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and is pretty reminiscent of the HTC One A9, a phone that drew quite a controversy for resembling a certain iPhone. It comes with a fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing purposes.It comes with a 5.2-inch QuadHD super LCD 5 display with a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution and is powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal memory which is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD card. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Sense 7 UI and supports 4G LTE connectivity.Also Read: Watch out Huawei P9, HTC 10’s camera might just surprise youThe HTC 10 sports a 12-megapixel (UltraPixel) camera on the rear with f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation and dualLED flash. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera on the front with f/1.8 aperture, autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation and a screen flash.The phone supports BoomSound Hi-Fi with Dolby Audio. It has a dual speaker layout boasting of a separate tweeter and woofer design along with a dedicated amplifier for each. The HTC 10 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which is non-removable.last_img read more

India vs Australia: KL Rahul brutally trolled after twin failures in Perth

first_imgKL Rahul faced just four deliveries in the second innings of the Perth Test before getting bowled out on a duck off a Mitchell Starc delivery as the Indian opener was uncertain to go after the ball and it swing inside just in time to clip the top of his stumps. In the first innings as well, Rahul had scored just two runs in 17 deliveries before getting bowled out by Hazlewood. Earlier, Rahul was even spotted giving Tim Paine a little send off when the Australia captain fell for 37.Since the start of 2018, Rahul has played nine Test matches away from home and has scored only 377 runs, which includes just one hundred at the Oval in the fifth and inconsequential Test against England. Also, he has recorded three duck dismissals this year – Johannesburg vs South Africa, Southampton vs England and on Monday, Perth vs Australia.Here is a list of all of Rahul’s scores in the year 2018 away from home:FIRST INNINGSSECOND INNINGSVENUEOPPOSITION104CenturionSouth Africa016JohannesburgSouth Africa413BirminghamEngland810Lord’sEngland2336NottinghamEngland190SouthamptonEngland37149The OvalEngland244AdelaideAustralia20PerthAustraliaDespite all the support from captain Virat Kohli, Rahul has been unable to seal his spot in the team and has not been able to bat convincingly or contribute comprehensively to the team’s cause.Now it seems even Indian cricket fans have run out of patience with the boy from Bengaluru and after his dismissal on Monday, the Indian opener was brutally trolled on social media.advertisementI can hold my breath longer than the time KL Rahul spends on pitch batting.#AUSvIND #INDvAUS #KLRahulAditya (@two_pie_r) December 17, 2018Thank You KL Rahul for Promoting #Zero#ZERO Fan (@NextToSRK) December 17, 2018KL Rahul: My job is to see off the new ball.New Ball: My job is to see off KL Rahul.Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 17, 2018Thank you KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw pads up for boxing day Test…Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) December 17, 2018Still Better opener then murli vijay and kl rahul ????#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/01JemHqRk3Sanjana Sharma (@sanjana_SharmaS) December 15, 2018No words for gr8 kl Rahul ..now even Virat Kohli can’t save him.still commentrators defending this guy…still if this guy choosen I will stop watching India’s matches….#AUSvIND #INDvAUS @bhogleharsha @virendersehwag pic.twitter.com/TrBK87PaMzVaibhav (@TharVaibhav) December 17, 2018Indian cricket fans to kl rahul#AusvInd #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/q9UY7bVakABittu singha?? (@Frustratedladk) December 17, 20181894 runs in his small test career,149 vs England in England is my favourite one!Tell your favourite KL Rahul knock on his unofficial retirement today. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/6Ufc5fPq9IMufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 17, 2018Thats just shittttt. I hope KL Rahul never plays international cricket again.Desi Gooner (@Sahil_Adhikaari) December 17, 2018Ban KL Rahul for a couple of years from test cricket.Achintya Seshadrinathan (@achgunners) December 17, 2018Absolutely criminal to keep KL Rahul in the playing 11. Not only he failed himself but also the country in numerous occasions. If we loose Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli should be held responsible #INDvAUSAngryRavi (@ravikiran248) December 15, 2018I beg please just don’t give chances to people like KL Rahul just on the basis of IPL. There are so many good players sitting outside. Enough chances given to this guy. Let him play domestic cricket properly first.@BCCI #AUSvsINDRahul Mandal (@prem16151510) December 15, 2018India had a humongous task of chasing 287 runs in the second innings to win on a pitch that started doing quite a bit after lunch on Day 4 of the Perth Test.Australia resumed the day at 132/4 with a lead of 175 runs over India’s first innings tally of 283 and dominated the first session to take control of a fluctuating match.In the morning session, the Indian fast bowlers put in a spirited effort but were unable to get a breakthrough as Australia reached 190 for 4 at lunch in their second innings, 233 runs ahead of the visitors, with Khawaja 67 not out and skipper Paine unbeaten on 37.However in the post-lunch session, Mohammed Shami wrecked havoc on the Australian batting line-up eventually recording his career best figures of 6 for 56. With his performance, he also created a couple of new records.However, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood managed to add 36 runs to Australia’s total before Jasprit Bumrah managed to pick the last wicket of Starc.After adding those precious 36 runs to the total, Starc and Hazlewood combined once more within the first four overs to pick the early wickets of Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara (4) to leave India reeling with two wickets down.advertisementThe onus once again rested at Kohli’s shoulders but this time around the Indian captain failed to bear the burden of the entire team and fell to the combination of Nathan Lyon and Usman Khawaja.Thereafter, Murali Vijay (20) and Ajinkya Rahane (30) also departed leaving Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant on the crease at stumps.At the end of the day’s play, India were 112/5, needing 175 runs to win while Australia needed just 5 wickets to level the four-Test series at 1-1.Also Read | You seriously cannot like Virat Kohli as a bloke: Tim Paine tells Murali VijayAlso Read | Perth Test: Tensions flare up on Day 4 as Virat Kohli sledges Tim PaineAlso Read | Sanjay Manjrekar slams Virat Kohli’s on-field behaviour after spat with Painelast_img read more

Happy New Year 2019! From politics to sports, here’s what you should mark on your calendar

first_imgHappy New Year 2019! From politics to sports, here’s what you should mark on your calendarYou already know a general election is due by May and that Virat Kohli’s men head to the UK for a Cricket World Cup starting that same month — but there’s more in store, believe us.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: January 1, 2019 09:38 IST The year 2019 won’t disappoint whether you’re a sports junkie or a stargazer, a movie buff or a maven of politics.HIGHLIGHTSEclipses galore and more for astronomy fansPlenty of treats in the sports calendar, big movie releases on the cardsBlockbuster political year in store with series of electionsWhether you’re a sports junkie or a stargazer, a movie buff or a maven of politics, 2019 won’t disappoint. You already know a general election is due by May and that Virat Kohli’s men head to the UK for a Cricket World Cup starting that same month — but there’s more in store, believe us.The action begins early — on New Year’s Day, in fact. That’s when Nasa’s New Horizons probe will fly past an object called Ultima Thule, the farthest ever object explored by a spacecraft. Astronomy lovers will be kept busy the whole year: there are eclipses galore, including two that will be visible in India. The ones that you can’t see from here, unfortunately, include a total lunar eclipse on January 21 and a total solar eclipse on July 2-3.Also Read | Controversies that shook India in 2018Don’t forget Chandrayaan-2, our second mission to the Moon, which is planned for early 2019.The mysteries of space aren’t for you, you say? Well, how about the magic of the silver screen? Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is all set to hit theatres on January 25. February? Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. March? Akshay Kumar’s Kesari. And so on.No need to panic, Kollywood fans: we didn’t forget. You can celebrate Pongal by watching Rajinikanth’s Petta.Now, speaking of Tamil Nadu’s “Thalaiva”, when will we learn more about his political plans? We can’t be sure. But we can tell you this — the months leading up the Lok Sabha polls will be jam-packed with action. And besides the national contest, assembly elections are due in states like Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand. Could India’s political map lose even more of its saffron hue by the end of the year?advertisementOh, fun fact: India’s voters won’t be the only ones heading to the polls this year. General elections are due in Afghanistan, Indonesia and South Africa, among other nations.Is that a look of boredom we spy? Ah, politics not your cup of tea? No worries. Check out the sporting calendar: The Ashes, World Cups in multiple sports (including cricket, women’s football and rugby) and the IPL. Not to mention that India could pull off an unprecented series win in Australia in the Test that begins on January 3.There’s only one thing left to say: Happy New Year!Also Read | 2018 polls: Curtain raiser to the 2019 final?Also Read | 2018: A year of landmark judgmentsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhanlast_img read more

IND vs WI: Virat Kohli hints at four-bowler strategy for 1st Test

first_imgIND vs WI: Virat Kohli hints at four-bowler strategy for 1st Test”We could not look at the wicket as it was still covered. After looking at the pitch, it is more or less a choice between three quicks and a spinner or two quicks and two spinners,” Virat Kohli said ahead of 1st Test against West Indies.advertisement Press Trust of India AntiguaAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 00:17 IST India’s captain Virat Kohli during practice session (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will be playing their first Test in more than seven monthsVirat Kohli has always been a big advocator of playing five bowlersA total of 120 points will be up for grabs in the two-match series beginning hereIndia are likely go into their World Test Championship opener with a four-bowler strategy, hinted skipper Virat Kohli on the eve of the first Test against the West Indies here on Wednesday.A lively pitch was dished out in the last Test played here between the West Indies and England.”We could not look at the wicket as it was still covered. After looking at the pitch, it is more or less a choice between three quicks and a spinner or two quicks and two spinners,” Kohli said.”The last time England played here, pitch had quite a variable bounce so all those factors come into play. But we are very flexible and open at the moment.”Kohli has always been a big advocator of playing five bowlers as he feels the key to winning Test matches is taking 20 wickets.India will be playing their first Test in more than seven months. India’s last series was a memorable one as they beat Australia for their maiden Test series win Down Under.Kohli said the triumph remains fresh in the players’ memory as well as the bitter series loss in England. After winning the first Test against Australia, India lost the second one in Perth before bouncing back to win the four-match series 2-1.”The loss at Perth. It gave us a pretty fair idea of what we needed to do. In terms of going into the next Test in Melbourne and how we needed to approach the game. And that is why we ended up winning the series,” Kohli said.advertisement”In Test cricket, it is all about correcting your mistakes very fast and learning quickly from your loses. And that is what the Test Championship will bring in as well. The team that learns quickly from its mistakes will be in the hunt to reach the top of the Championship.”We have learnt quite a bit (in Test cricket). Capitalising when the situation is with us and need to control damage when things are stacked up against us. That is the most important part of Test cricket. You can’t lose six wickets in a session and then expect to comeback,” said the skipper of the number one Test team.A total of 120 points will be up for grabs in the two-match series beginning here on Thursday, marking the start of India’s World Test Championship campaign.”It (WTC) put things into perspective. When you have points to gain and you are working towards something then every match becomes that much more important.”It is going to bring in more competition, more requirement of precise cricket and a lot of discipline. I think the format is going to take the standard of Test cricket higher,” Kohli added.Also Read | IND vs WI 1st Test: I will play Rohit and Ashwin over Vihari and Kuldeep, says SehwagAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Ind vs WIFollow 1st TestFollow Test cricketlast_img read more

Coroner’s and Special Coroner’s Court to be Handed Over to Judiciary

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice has acquired and renovated 119A Maxfield Avenue to house the Coroner’s and Special Coroner’s Court.The facility will be formally handed over to the Judiciary on Wednesday June 7, 2017.The relocation of the Courts to the new location is part of the Ministry’s thrust to modernize the physical infrastructure of Justice institutions and is a key priority under the Justice Reform Implementation Plan.“We are doing all that we can to change the face of the Justice System including the Courts”, said Permanent Secretary Mrs. Carol Palmer.The completion and handing over of these Courts to the Judiciary signals the continued commitment of the Ministry to improve the built environment of our institutions,Three hundred and forty -nine million dollars (349.150M) is earmarked this year for repair and maintenance of Courthouses, and a further Two hundred and sixty-seven million dollars (267M) for the construction and implementation of the Justice Sector Reform Programme that addresses infrastructure development.The opening will be held at119A Maxfield Avenue Kingston 10.last_img read more

The High on Ice Winter Festival is underway at Centennial Park

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The High on Ice Winter Festival is underway at Centennial Park.Gates opened at 4:00 p.m., with Opening Ceremonies taking place at the Welcome Wall at 6:30 p.m.Mayor Lori Ackerman will be giving opening remarks to kick-off the 2019 edition of High on Ice. The High on Ice Winter Festival takes place February 15 to the 18 at Centennial Park and at various venues across Fort St. John.The full events schedule can be found here.last_img

Al Hoceima Protests: CNDH Prepares to Mediate Between Protestors and Authorities

Rabat – As seven-month protests in Al Hoceima and its neighboring areas continue to grow, Al Hoceima-Nador regional committee of National Human Rights Council (CNDH) has announced its readiness between protestors and the authorities to find a solution.In a communique issued Thursday, the regional committee urged the authorities not to use power and preserve peace.The committee added that the “crisis” of Al Hoceima came following futile attempts to find a solution to the ongoing protests, calling for a conclusive policy of socio-economic developments for the city based on mutual dialogue. On Tuesday, CNDH president Driss El Yazami, called the protests in Al Hoceima city and its neighboring areas “peaceful” and their demands “legitimate,” speaking on the TV show “Dayf Al Oula”.“We have followed [the protests] from the very beginning,” he said. “More than 99 percent of freedom of speech and protests are guaranteed in the Rif [Al Hoceima region].”El Yazami added that most demonstrations were peaceful except for a case of a protest where some police were put at risk of harm.“However, all that appeared is that the demonstrations are peaceful, carrying social legitimate rights,” he reiterated.Nasser Zafzafi, the most vocal activist and leader of the protests, called the inhabitants of Al Hoceima of a large demonstration on Thursday following the government warned protests in the Rif region against drifting towards “separatism.”The protests in Al Hoceima followed the death of Mouhcine Fikri, the fishmonger who was crushed to death in a trash compactor while protesting the confiscation of his merchandise by authorities on October 28, 2016. read more

National Bank cutting hundreds of jobs because of economy competition

MONTREAL – The National Bank of Canada is eliminating “several hundred” jobs as part of a restructuring resulting from the economic slowdown.In an internal memo to employees, CEO Louis Vachon also attributed the decision to “increasingly fierce competition.”The Montreal-based bank did not give a specific figure for the number of job cuts, but said they would mainly affect its Quebec operations.Vachon said the bank (TSX:NA) will try to minimize the impact on its 17,298 employees through various steps, including retirements and the elimination of vacant positions.It expects to record an $85-million charge ($64 million after taxes) in the fourth quarter. The restructuring is expected to generate $35 million in pre-tax savings, mainly in 2016.National, Canada’s sixth largest bank, has reported that profits grew three per cent to $453 million in the third quarter on $1.51 billion of revenues. National Bank cutting ‘hundreds’ of jobs because of economy, competition by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 1, 2015 4:00 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Conference Board predicts LNG investment rebound despite low world prices

The Conference Board of Canada says there’s still room for optimism for Canada’s liquefied natural gas export industry, despite global LNG prices that are expected to remain weak for at least the next three years. A natural gas refuelling port is seen on a vehicle at the Vancouver Board of Trade energy forum, in Vancouver in an October 8, 2014, file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck Conference Board predicts LNG investment rebound despite low world prices by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 13, 2016 8:38 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 14, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – The Conference Board of Canada says there’s still room for optimism for Canada’s liquefied natural gas export industry, despite global LNG prices that are expected to remain weak for at least the next three years.Economist Carlos Murillo says in a report that investments in new LNG facilities around the world are expected to fall off in the next few years after about US$200 billion was spent over the past decade.Investments are expected to fall to US$4 billion per year by 2020 but global demand will continue to grow, according to a Conference Board report, sparking a new round of spending on LNG facilities.That’s good news for Canadian natural gas producers who have yet to see anyone commit to building an LNG export terminal in Canada despite some 20 proposals.Last month, Ottawa conditionally approved the $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project but Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned oil firm proposing the project, says it must review the conditions before going ahead.The Conference Board says Canada’s natural gas industry is expected to post pre-tax losses of more than $1.6 billion this year after racking up losses of $1.7 billion in 2015, due to low natural gas prices throughout North America.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly spelled the name of Conference Board of Canada economist Carlos Murillo. read more

UN human rights panel concludes ISIL is committing genocide against Yazidis

Thousands of women and girls, some as young as 9 years old, have been sold in slave markets, or souk sabaya, in the Syrian governorates of Raqqah, Aleppo, Homs, Hasakah and Dayr Az- Zawr. ISIS and its fighters hold them both in sexual slavery and in slavery, the report says, with Yazidi women and girls being constantly sold, gifted and willed between fighters. “Survivors who escaped from ISIS captivity in Syria describe how they endured brutal rapes, often on a daily basis, and were punished if they tried to escape with severe beatings, and sometimes gang rapes,” said Commissioner Vitit Muntarbhorn. The Commission also heard accounts of how some Yazidi women and girls committed suicide to escape the cruel torment. The report noted that ISIS, which considers the Yazidis to be infidels, has publicly cited the Yazidis’ faith as the basis for the attack of 3 August 2014 and its subsequent abuse of them. The Commission said that ISIS has referred to the Yazidi as a “pagan minority [whose] existence […] Muslims should question”, adding that “their women could be enslaved […] as spoils of war.” “ISIS has made no secret of its intent to destroy the Yazidis of Sinjar, and that is one of the elements that allowed us to conclude their actions amount to genocide,” said Commissioner Carla del Ponte. A Yazidi boy – his face covered and hair matted with dust – re-enters Iraq from the Syrian Arab Republic, at a border crossing in the town of Peshkhabour in Dohuk Governorate. Photo: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie “Genocide has occurred and is ongoing,” Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, emphasized in releasing the report They Came to Destroy: ISIS Crimes against the Yazidis. “ISIS has subjected every Yazidi woman, child or man that it has captured to the most horrific of atrocities,” he said in a press statement issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Per the Commission’s mandate, the report focuses on violations committed against Yazidis inside Syria, where it found that thousands of women and girls are still being held captive and abused, often as slaves. The Commission also examined how the terrorist group forcibly transferred Yazidis into Syria after launching its attacks on northern Iraq’s Sinjar region on 3 August 2014. The information that was collected documents evidence of intent and criminal liability of ISIS’s military commanders, fighters, religious and ideological leaders, wherever they are located, the Commission said. The findings are based on interviews with survivors, religious leaders, smugglers, activists, lawyers, medical personnel, and journalists, as well as extensive documentary material, which corroborate information gathered by the Commission. “ISIS has sought to erase the Yazidis through killings; sexual slavery, enslavement, torture and inhuman and degrading treatment and forcible transfer causing serious bodily and mental harm; the infliction of conditions of life that bring about a slow death; the imposition of measures to prevent Yazidi children from being born, including forced conversion of adults, the separation of Yazidi men and women, and mental trauma; and the transfer of Yazidi children from their own families and placing them with ISIS fighters, thereby cutting them off from beliefs and practices of their own religious community,” according to the report. ISIS separated Yazidi men and boys older than 12 years old from the rest of their families, and killed those who refused to convert, in order to destroy their identity as Yazidis. Women and children often witnessed these killings before being forcibly transferred to locations in Iraq, and thereafter to Syria, where the majority of captives remain, the Commission found. Paulo Pinheiro ( left ) Chairperson of the Commission Independent International of Inquiry on Syria and members Carla Del Ponte (second left) and Vitit Muntarbhorn (right) arrive for the press conference. 16 June 2016. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Mr. Pinheiro stressed that there must be no impunity for crimes of this nature, recalling States’ obligations under the Genocide Convention to prevent and to punish genocide. The Commission repeated its call for the Security Council to urgently refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court, or to establish an ad hoc tribunal to prosecute the violations of international law committed during the non-international armed conflict. The Commission further noted that, with no path to international criminal justice available, it is likely that the first such prosecution of ISIS crimes against the Yazidis will take place in a domestic jurisdiction. It is essential, that States enact laws against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the Commission stated. The Commission also urged international recognition of the genocide, and said that more must be done to assure the protection of the Yazidi religious minority in the Middle East, as well as the funding of care, including psycho-social and financial support, for victims of the genocide. The Commission, which in addition to Mr. Pinheiro, Ms. del Ponte and Mr. Muntarbhorn also includes Karen Koning AbuZayd, Special Adviser on the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, was mandated by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2011 to investigate and record all violations of international law in Syria. read more

iPad developers get iOS 421 Apples finger hovers over release button

first_imgApple has apparently just released another Gold Master build to developers, this time carrying the release number 4.2.1. All signs point to the imminent release of iOS 4.2 for end users.The expected release date is November 24, giving developers time to test 4.2.1, and Apple time to sit and watch with crossed fingers hoping for no further issues. If they don’t find any, the button will be pressed and the new iOS version released. Who knows, it may happen before the 24th.AdChoices广告via Engadgetlast_img read more

Grand Theft Auto Online cash cards will cost between 3 and 20

first_imgRockstar has now confirmed that purchasing in-game cash with real money is a feature of Grand Theft Auto Online. The developer has reassured gamers that the game has been balanced so as never to require you to purchase GTA$, but the option is there for “instant gratification” and to get you where you want to be quicker.But how much is it going to cost to purchase cash in the game?We know that Rockstar has made four cash cards available offering to increase your cash total by $100,00, $200,000, $500,000, or $1,250,000. Now someone with early access to the online world has revealed the pricing for purchasing those cards.The prices were revealed in British Pounds, but we’ve converted them to the most likely US Dollar equivalents:Red Shark Cash Card ($100,000) – £1.99 ($3)Tiger Shark Cash Card ($200,000) – £3.49 ($5)Bull Shark Cash Card ($500,000) – £6.99 ($10)Great White Shark Cash Card ($1,250,000) – £13.49 ($20)The larger the card, the cheaper the GTA$ will be, which will likely encourage players to spend $20 and get a larger lump of cash to play with. That also makes it more enticing to spend more to get ahead.Before GTA V players start getting worried about how much stuff costs, be aware that GTA Online pricing is apparently very different to that currently used in GTA V. Everything big is much cheaper online, for example, a $1 million car in GTA V is $150,000 in GTA Online. The most expensive property you can purchase is only $400,000. However, smaller items are more expensive, including weapons.I guess the logic in switching the pricing around for GTA Online is that it’s much easier for a player to accept spending a little more on a cheaper item than it is a lot on expensive, larger purchases. While at the same time, players are much more likely to purchase cheaper/smaller items more regularly, and therefore end up spending more money in the long run.last_img read more

Heres how a top chef plates their food

first_img Subscribe for more videos Apr 16th 2017, 8:00 PM 23,516 Views Share Tweet Email3 THEY OFTEN SAY that we eat with our eyes.To that end, chefs go to serious lengths to ensure their food not only tastes good, but looks good, too.But how does that process work?Anthony Smith, the head chef of Mr Fox on Dublin’s Parnell Square is an expert in presentation as anyone who follows the restaurant’s Instagram page can attest. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 8:00 PM So, what about the home chef? Is there a tip for making your food look more appealing?“Do it family style. When I cook for my family, there’s 9 or ten of us so I do big platters of meat and bowls of veg and let people help themselves.“If you’re doing ten dishes at home, you’re getting nervous or the food’s going cold, but a big casserole in the middle with some sides is interactive and fun.“It looks great, too.”Read: Dinner at the ‘world’s best restaurant’ will set you back $295 per head (and that’s just for the food) Short URL Here’s how a top chef plates their food “Just keep it simple.” 11 Comments By Paul Hosford Since opening just before Christmas, Smith’s creations have prove a hit on social media for their look, and of course, the taste.He told TheJournal.ie that putting together a meal that makes it to a diner’s table is a process.You start with the season, so in winter that might be Partridge. Then you go with what goes with that, parsnips, barley and pears. Mostly you start with the seasons and go from there.And the presentation?“That comes, you don’t start off plating food, so that has only come to me in the last four or five years.You find your own style then. I found it difficult at the start, but you practice like anything else. When you pick up a guitar at first you can’t play it. And it’s a moving puzzle, that trout dish was very different when we started. People eat with their eyes – if it looks like a dog’s dinner, it probably tastes like one.And what’s Smith’s personal philosophy?Just keep it simple.Smith says that his desserts are a particular favourite to present – many are based on childhood treats such as Walnut Whips, Bounty bars and Super Split ice creams. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube http://jrnl.ie/3343145 last_img read more

Présidentielle 2012 The Noise sera le premier journal télé des réseaux sociaux

first_imgPrésidentielle 2012 : The Noise sera le premier journal télé des réseaux sociauxLa chaine Paris Première lance un nouveau journal TV, The Noise. Il sera consacré aux réseaux sociaux, énorme vecteur d’expression pour la jeunesse et donc éléments influent sur les élections. Vidéo satirique sur les candidats, liens vers des articles de fond : Facebook et Twitter font circuler bien des contenus en relation avec les élections présidentielles. Selon Médiamétrie, les réseaux sociaux sont une source d’infos pour 30 % des Français. L’actualité instantanée que génèrent nos proches séduit de plus en plus de monde.À lire aussiContrôler sa télévision par la force de l’esprit ? Ça pourrait devenir réalité avec ce casqueIl n’est donc pas surprenant qu’un journal TV se propose de faire une sélection dans tout ce maelström d’informations. Dès le 20 mars à 20 h 30, Philippe de Verdière, présentateur de La Revue de presse sur la même chaîne, fera chaque jour en cinq minutes le tour des infos postées sur ces réseaux. Son journal se nommera The Noise et s’invitera entre autres sur les comptes des candidats comme Nicolas Sarkozy, François Hollande, François Bayrou, Marine Le Pen et Jean-Luc Mélenchon, entre autres.Paris Première une chaîne de télévision généraliste française privée et payante, qui appartient à M6. Elle est très présente pour cette présidentielle et veut s’imposer. Près de 34 millions de Français surfent sur le web tous les jours ou presque (contre 32 millions fin 2010), avec Google et Facebook en tête des sites visités. Reste à savoir si la TV réussira à saisir le web. 5 minutes pour couvrir l’effervescence du web, cela semble bien peu, et cela risque fort de répéter ce que les intéressés auront déjà vu… sur leurs réseaux sociaux.Le 16 mars 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Check Out Which Characters Attack on Titan Season 2 Focuses On

first_imgStay on target The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far If you can’t wait for the upcoming Attack on Titan season two, you’re probably already chomping at the bit to get your hands on the first episode of what’s coming next. The only thing is, the second season isn’t scheduled to premiere until April 2017. You’ve still got a whole month to wait. Never fear, however, because new information has emerged about which characters the upcoming season will focus on.The new season will bring with it familiar faces like Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman, but according to a new interview from ANIPLUS Asia with Attack on Titan’s general director Tetsurou Araki, the focal points of the new season will be characters like Ymir or Krista:“Character-wise, we have some that never really got the spotlight like Ymir or Krista, and we get a closer look into them now. That’s going to be a big highlight, I think.”Araki continued: “We discussed the dramatic points of those parts a lot with Isayama-san and managed to delve even deeper into them. We hope you look forward to it.”There’s no doubt everyone is looking forward to learning more about those characters and the rest of the stars of Attack on Titan, and we’re slowly hurtling toward the next season’s release. It’s just going to be a lot harder to wait now.If you’re needing a dose of Attack on Titan to tide you over until the second season, you might consider hitting up a movie theater to check out one of the showings of the film recaps of the first season that we posted news about the other day. You also should pick up the live-action movie, which is even more bizarre than the anime, and compare it with some of your favorite scenes. It’d make for an awesome viewing party, that’s for sure.last_img read more