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Irving’s big 2nd half leads Celtics past Thunder 101-94

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Paul George had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and 11 assists for the Thunder. Carmelo Anthony had 10 points and 14 rebounds but shot just 3 of 17.In a play that seemingly summarized the first half, Irving drove hard to the hoop in the closing seconds of the second quarter and went for a layup before Andre Roberson emphatically swatted it to the ground as time expired with the Thunder leading 55-37. Irving was 1 of 9 from the field before the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBoston chipped away at Oklahoma City’s lead throughout the third quarter and cut it to a point. Irving had nine points in the period to help the Celtics shave their deficit to 71-67.A 3-pointer by Semi Ojeleye with just under six minutes to play tied it at 79, and a 3-pointer by Horford put the Celtics ahead 82-79. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) grabs a rebound in front of Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyrie Irving scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics rallied from 18 down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.Al Horford scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics. Boston has allowed 94 or fewer points in every game during its winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion DeRozan scores 37 as Raptors top Jazz; Nuggets nip Heat LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Irving made a 3 and was fouled by Westbrook. Irving missed the free throw, but came up with the rebound and made a layup to put the Celtics up 87-81 with 4:13 to play. Irving’s layup with 14.6 seconds remaining gave Boston a five-point lead. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more


Ceres XI ready to wage battle vs Singaporean side for crown

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think that my players will give everything tomorrow (Wednesday). They will fight for ninety minutes and that’s the only thing I can promise.”Home United has plenty of motivation as the match falls on Singapore’s national day.“For us it’s all about national pride,” said Home winger Faris Ramli. “We want to win it for the nation.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side EAC repulses Arellano; St. Benilde scores NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIEScenter_img NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers MOST READ The winner will also advance to the inter zonal semifinals where it will meet Istiklol of Tajikistan.The first leg will be played on Aug. 22 in Dushanbe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe significance of the match isn’t lost on Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic.“I think it’s the most important game in Philippine club history,” said the Serbian. Philippines Football League side Ceres Negros attempts to make history against a motivated Home United from Singapore as the AFC Cup Asean zonal competition reaches its climax on Wednesday night at Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.The Busmen need at least a 1-0 victory to overturn Home’s slim advantage from the first leg as the two clubs dispute the inaugural Asean title in the competition before another huge crowd in Ceres’ home field.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


India to contest boxer Vikas Krishan’s ouster from Olympics

first_imgStunned by Vikas Krishan’s ouster from the Olympic Games following a reversal of decision by the International Boxing Association, Indian Chef-de-Mission P.K. Muralidharan Raja on Saturday said the country’s contingent will file an appeal against the AIBA decision. Speaking to Headlines Today, Raja said the Indian contingent has got a video of the bout and will file an appeal against the decision. In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Vikas (69kg) was ousted after AIBA overturned the result of his pre-quarterfinal bout, that he had won, following a review. The 20-year-old had won 13-11 over Errol Spence in a thrilling contest on Friday night but following an appeal by his rival’s team management, the AIBA awarded the bout 15-13 to the American citing the fouls committee by the Indian which were not noticed by the referee. Raja, also the Indian Boxing Federation’s Secretary General, said the team will not accept the decision.last_img read more


Dangerous game: Anthony Joshua fights Andy Ruiz Jr, with others on his mind

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Fury vs. Wilder in an all-British bout could bring a huge purse in the United Kingdom.“The possibilities are still in there for the (other champions) to fight,” Joshua said.Ah, but there’s this little annoyance for WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO champion Joshua: Ruiz.“I am fighting good fighters,” Joshua said of his 22-0 mark, 21 by knockouts. He wouldn’t give Wilder that much credit.“I’m still taking risks. I’d rather take the risk with someone who brings a massive reward. But beating Ruiz is fine.”ADVERTISEMENT Heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua, center left, and Andy Ruiz Jr. stand together during a weigh-in event at Madison Square Garden, Friday, May 31, 2019, before their title bout Saturday in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK — In front of Anthony Joshua for his U.S. debut will be Andy Ruiz Jr.On Joshua’s mind will be more than the defense of his four heavyweight titles Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Joshua originally was scheduled to face Jarrell Miller, but the trash-talking New Yorker failed drug tests. It doesn’t seem that Joshua has worked up the enmity for Ruiz that he carried for Miller — their news conference announcing the fight was a mud-slinging festival.The champion also can’t seem to keep his focus on Ruiz (32-1, 21 KOs). He vows he will put on a good show for the Garden crowd and the streaming audience on DAZN. Then, he will chase bigger headlines.“It’s not about Wilder,” Joshua said. “It’s about what I can achieve. I’m still after a fight for the undisputed heavyweight title. We’ve been pointing there for years. Wilder’s a good name in general. It’s not about Joshua vs. Wilder. It’s about the undisputed heavyweight title. That means a lot to me.”Any portion of the title would mean the world to Ruiz. He fought for the WBO version and lost to Joseph Parker on a very close decision. Wilder now owns that crown.“I am blessed,” Ruiz said. “I have nothing bad to say about him. He’s a good fighter. Hopefully, I can get the knockout. If not, being busy and using my hands and getting the combinations and I win by decision.”Considering only Parker has gone the distance with Joshua, and Ruiz tested Parker bigtime, maybe the American will provide a challenge.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIEScenter_img PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 As honest as he is undefeated, Joshua says the likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and a few other potential opponents aren’t far from his thoughts. It’s a dangerous game to be playing if his total focus isn’t on the upcoming opponent at Madison Square Garden, even if Ruiz is a 30-1 underdog.“I think I can beat Ruiz,” Joshua said. “If Wilder is not available, I want Fury,” he said.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 said I want to meet Wilder, chat with him, and the next day he announces a fight with no date or venue attached to it. I still say there is hope, but I think the next person I want then is Fury.”Wilder, owner of the WBC crown, apparently has decided to give Luis Ortiz a rematch. Ortiz battered Wilder for parts of their fight in early 2018 before running out of gas and getting knocked out. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport PVL: BanKo-Perlas ekes out win over BaliPure ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more



first_imgSharma, Deputy Leader of Congress in the Rajya Sabha, alsoSharma, Deputy Leader of Congress in the Rajya Sabha, also accused the government of intervening in functioning of all the arms like investigative agencies, prosecution and judiciary dealing with the explosion case.In this context, he cited the claim made by former special public prosecutor in the matter Rohini Salian last year that she was “pressurised to go soft” on the accused in the case. Salian, he said, was removed by the BJP government and NIA, in the wake of her claims.The “same story” has repeated itself again as the current special public prosecutor Avinash Rasal too has stated that he was “not even informed” about filing of the chargesheet by NIA yesterday, the Congress leader said. AICC spokesperson RPN Singh, who also addressed the press conference, referred to reports of Colonel PS Purohit, an accused in the matter, writing to NSA Ajit Doval allegedly seeking the latters intervention in the case, and said it was a matter of concern.”I want to know how many letters the NSA receives from such terrorists and has he forwarded it to the Home Ministry for action? If this is the internal security of the country, if this is how the terror cases will be politicised, then it is a matter of concern,” he said.Singh noted the UPA government had set up the NIA and ensured it remained above political interference “as terrorism can not be compromised with”.”This is the first time we see that such terror plots which hurt the very heart and soul of this country are being manipulated by the government and people who gave up their lives to protect the very idea of this country are being postured as wrong and people who tried to destroy this country their allegations are being held as being true,” he added. PTI ENM AKKadvertisementlast_img read more


Virat Kohli terrific, he can go on to become a great: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgFormer India skipper Sourav Ganguly has backed Virat Kohli to finish as one of the greats in world cricket but warned that these were still early days to compare the Delhi run-machine with Sachin Tendulkar.Kohli has been in sensational form in 2016, amassing runs across formats. He started off with a bang in Australia, hammering two hundreds and two fifties in a five-match series against the hosts before smashing three successive half-centuries. (Virat Kohli best in the ODI format, by far)Kohli also brought his A game to the Asia Cup and the World T20 but his moment of reckoning came during this year’s Indian Premier League, where he cracked four hundreds and finished the tournament with a record-shattering 973 runs. (India’s future bright under Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly to India Today )The 27-year-old also became the first Indian captain to score two double hundreds – his first came against the West Indies in a Test in August before the young batsman worked his way to a classy 211 against New Zealand in the Indore Test. Kohli’s consistency has been a talking point in the world of cricket and many have already compared him with Tendulkar.However, Ganguly opted for commonsense instead of hyperboles and said there was still enough time for Kohli to match up to the greats.(Sourav Ganguly picks his favourite Virat Kohli knock: 133* vs Sri Lanka at Hobart)”Kohli is terrific. Yes he has got the opportunity to be up right up there.  These are still early days to compare him with Tendulkar and Dravid but he has got all all the ability and talent to be right up there. Maybe in five to six years if you ask me the same question, I will be able to give you the answer,” Ganguly told an exclusive interview.advertisementGanguly, who pioneered India’s fortunes in Test cricket overseas and laying the foundations for the side to race up to the top of the world, said he was happy with the way India’s Test batting order has settled down over the last couple of years.Ask him if he sees this line-up doing what he did alongwith Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, he asked the young men to be given more time.”It’s not right to compare. All these names you are taking have been there for over 15 years. Let the likes of Rahane, Rahul, Kohli, Rohit, Murali Vijay play for that long and I am sure they can get lots of runs,” he said. (Is Virat Kohli smarter, better captain than Mahendra Singh Dhoni?)But it’s not just the batsmen, who have been making headlines for India. Ravichandran Ashwin has climbed to the top of the ICC rankings for Test bowlers and Ganguly said the best thing about the Chennai off-spinner was his massive improvment on flat pitches.The offie currently has 220 wickets from 39 Tests and rocked the Black Caps with 27 wickets in the three-match series. Consequently, Ashwin also picked his seventh man-of-the-series award, more than any other Indian.Ganguly said Ashwin would continue to remain a huge asset to India in the years to come.”Ashwin has just got better and better. In these conditions, he is terrific but the best thing about him is that his bowling has improved on flat pitches and he is going to be a huge asset to the side,” he said.ON BCCI ACCEPTING DRS Meanwhile, as media reports emerged that the BCCI has finally decided to view the Decision Review System favourably, Ganguly said if the players and officials were happy with the improved technology, it made sense to go ahead with it. (Virat Kohli looks forward to DRS introduction in future)”The DRS has improved a lot. If the upmpires are happy, if the players are happy and the board are happy, why not use it,” Ganguly said.last_img read more


Champions Trophy 2017: Yuvraj Singh still nailing it and as usual looking super cool, hails Adam Gilchrist

first_imgIndia defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 124 runs in a rain-marred Group B encounter of the Champions Trophy here on Sunday.Asked to bat first, the Indians rode on a power-packed performance by the top order to post a challenging total of 319/3 in an innings affected by rain twice – and consequently shortened to 48 overs. Here’s some of the messages for Team India,Pote ke baad Bete. Koi baat nahi Beta, Well tried ! Congratulations Bharat !#BaapBaapHotaHai #INDvPAK- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 4, 2017Clinical performance by Indian team to kick start the campaign. Congratulations!! #INDvPAK #CT17- zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) June 4, 2017Well done India..far superior team than Pakistan right now #CT17 #INDvPAK- Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) June 4, 2017What a smooth win #TeamIndia. Heartiest congratulations!!! Way to go and bring the trophy ??? home! #INDvPAK #ChampionsTrophy2017 @BCCI @ICC- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 4, 2017Wow. @YUVSTRONG12 still nailing it and as usual looking super cool. #INDvPAK #CT17- Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) June 4, 2017That was too easy for India. Pakistan played like a No.8 side. Congratulations India, superb victory.#INDvPAK- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 4, 2017 India ???? miles ahead of Pakistan in all the departments !! Indiya Indiya !! Mauka Mauka !! ??????- Mithun Manhas (@MithunManhas) June 4, 2017 Clinical display from India. Ro’Hitman’ Sharma has hit the ground running. Yuvi of old. Business as usual for Kohli. Hardik–cherry on top!!- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 4, 2017Only one team on the park. Brilliant stuff guys. Clinical, professional and awesome execution. Way to go. Enjoy #CT17 #INDvPAK Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) June 4, 2017 #INDvPAK is always special for both countries. Match over #indiawin ??????. Players shake hands.Wish life was as simple as sport.advertisement- Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) June 4, 2017Defeating Pakistan is always satisfying. Congratulations #TeamIndia. India ???? dominated thru out the match.? ? -…? ?…#INDvPAK- Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) June 4, 2017? ? #CT17 #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 2017INDIA WIN! The defending champions kick off their defence with a win over arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 2017last_img read more


Buffon is better than De Gea – Bosnich

first_imgDavid de Gea ‘De Gea isn’t world’s best, Buffon is’ – Bosnich makes bold goalkeeping call Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 20:44 12/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Gianluigi Buffon Juventus Getty David de Gea Serie A Manchester United Juventus Premier League The former Manchester United man is a fan of the current No. 1 at Old Trafford, but still considers an iconic figure at Juventus to be top the pile David de Gea may be “outstanding” but Juventus stalwart Gianluigi Buffon is still the world’s number one goalkeeper, says Mark Bosnich.The former Manchester United keeper has opted against placing the current No. 1 at Old Trafford on top of the global rankings in a rather bold call.De Gea is considered by many to be the best in the business, with Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer his closest challenger. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His most recent performance for United, with saw him put in an inspired display in the 3-1 win at Arsenal, has enhanced his claims to the “world’s best” tag, but Bosnich feels that a 39-year-old legend in Turin continues to set the standard.He told talkSPORT: “I think De Gea would definitely be in the top three.“He was absolutely outstanding against Arsenal. Making 14 saves – it was a really great performance from David de Gea and if you’re going to win a title you need a goalkeeper who is going to save 20 or 25 points a season.“There is no team who has won a title without a great goalkeeper between the sticks.Mark Bosnich David de Gea Gianluigi Buffon best“But, you’ve got to think of Gigi Buffon, regardless of his age. He came in fourth place for the FIFA Best Player awards this year and was awarded the Best Goalkeeper award.“I know we don’t see him play as much as Premier League goalkeepers, but I’d still have Buffon ahead of De Gea as number one.”If Buffon really is the finest goalkeeper on the planet, then the baton may well be passed to a successor next summer.The World Cup winner has admitted that he plans to head into retirement in 2018, with a Champions League triumph – a major omission on his glittering CV – the only thing which could convince him to play on.Buffon told Sky Sport Italia in October: “There’s no margin [to change my mind] because I’m quite convinced of the choices I’ve made.”This is my last season and I’m pretty sure of the choices I make. One or two more years wouldn’t add or take away from what I’ve already achieved.”The only way would be to win the Champions League. At that point, to try to win the Club World Cup.”last_img read more


India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma looks to surpass Yuvraj Singh in 3rd ODI

first_imgIndia vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma looks to surpass Yuvraj Singh in 3rd ODIIndia tour of West Indies 2019: Captain Virat Kohli is eyeing another major landmark as he can overtake former West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan on the list of batsmen with most runs in India-West Indies ODIs in the Caribbean.advertisement India Today Web Desk TrinidadAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 14, 2019 00:23 IST India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI: Rohit Sharma will look to overtake Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit needs 26 runs to go past Yuvraj on the list of batsmen with most ODI runsKohli is on the verge of breaking another ODI record when India face West Indies in 3rd ODIKuldeep can become the fastest Indian to 100 ODI wickets on Wednesday in TrinidadIndia opener Rohit Sharma is on the verge of reaching the 7th spot on the list of India batsmen with most runs in ODI cricket. India take on West Indies in the 3rd ODI of the ongoing 3-match series against West Indies in Trinidad on Wednesday.Rohit Sharma needs 26 runs to go past World Cup-winning all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on the ODI batting charts. Yuvraj had gotten to 8701 runs in 304 ODI matches.Rohit Sharma has 8676 runs runs 217 matches while Yuvraj Singh finished his decorated career with 8701 runs in 304 matches. Yuvraj retired from international cricket earlier this year and played T20 cricket at the econd season of Global T20 Canada.Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Virat Kohli (11406), Sourav Ganguly (11363), Rahul Dravid (10889), MS Dhoni (10773), Mohammad Azharuddin (9378), Yuvraj Singh (8701) are above Rohit Sharma on the list.Notably, Yuvraj Singh scored 8609 runs for India in ODI cricket. He had hit 92 runs for Asia XI over 3 ODIs against Africa XI in 2007.Rohit suffered a rare failure in the 2nd ODI of the ongoing 3-match ODI series against West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval Stadium in Port of Spain on Sunday.The India vice-captain managed just 18 runs durig an uncharacteristic knock wherein he struggled to put bat to ball. Rohit though will be keen on getting back to scoring ways. He was in superlative form during the ICC Cricket World Cup, finishing the quadrennial tournament with table-topping tally of 648 runs, including a record-breaking count of 5 hundreds.Despite Rohit’s early exit, India rode on Virat Kohli’s 42nd ODI hundred to clinch a dominant 59-run (DLS) win over West Indies and take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the ODI series on Sunday.advertisementCan Kohli break Sarwan’s record? Kohli, who went past Sourav Ganguly, to become the 2nd highest Indian run-scorer in ODIs on Sunday, has an opportunity to go past Jacques Kallis on the ODI batting charts. Kohli, who has 11406 runs, needs 174 runs to go past Kalli’s tally.Meanwhile, Kohli can also Kohli needs just 25 runs to go past Ramnaresh Sarwan on the list of batsmen with most runs in ODIs in India-West Indies fixtures in the West Indies. Kohli has 676 runs from 14 matches at a staggering average of 61.45. He has hit 3 ODI hundreds in West Indies with the latest one coming on Sunday.Kuldeep on the verge of overtaking ShamiOn the other hand, Inida’s left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav is on the verge of breaking a major Indian ODI record. The Kolkata Knight Riders spinner is 4 away from 100 ODI wickets. He can also become the fastest Indian bowler to get to the landmark if he manages to pick up at least a 4-wicket haul in the 3rd ODI against West Indies on Wednesday.Kuldeep has 96 wickets in 53 ODIs while fast bowler Mohammed Shami holds the record after having reached the 3-figure mark in his 56th ODI match for India.Also Read | No insecurity, we enjoy each other’s success: Krunal Pandya on HardikAlso Read | Rahul Dravid cleared in Conflict of Interest case by Committee of AdministratorsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India tour of West Indies 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Yuvraj SinghFollow Virat KohliFollow Ramnaresh SarwanFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow India national cricket teamlast_img read more


Publication des renseignements à propos du stationnement et des déplacements

first_imgDans le but que tous se rendent aux sites de manière sécuritaire et à temps, la Société hôtesse des Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax encourage les bénévoles et les spectateurs à planifier leurs déplacements avant de se rendre aux différents événements sportifs et culturels qui auront lieu dans la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax (MRH) ou aux deux centres de ski. Nous vous recommandons d’utiliser le transport en commun ou de faire du covoiturage à chaque fois que vous le pouvez puisque le nombre d’espaces de stationnement sur les sites des Jeux est limité. Les conditions météorologiques hivernales peuvent également affecter la durée des déplacements, c’est pourquoi les gens devraient prévoir suffisamment de temps pour se rendre à leur destination et en revenir. La Société hôtesse, en collaboration avec le ministère des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure et la Gendarmerie royale du Canada, tient à aviser les automobilistes que certaines interdictions de stationner seront en vigueur pendant les Jeux. Les interdictions de stationner et les fermetures de rues seront en vigueur sur les rues situées près des sites clés des Jeux dans la MRH, dont sur les rues près du Village des athlètes, de l’Anneau des Jeux du Canada et de l’Université Saint Mary’s. Le stationnement sera également interdit le long de la route Ski Martock et des deux côtés de l’entrée de Ski Martock sur l’artère 14, ainsi que le long de l’artère 4, des deux côtés de l’entrée de Ski Wentworth. Les conducteurs devront être prudents le long des routes désignées et devront respecter les panneaux de signalisation interdisant le stationnement. Les panneaux de signalisation interdisant le stationnement sont en place pour aider la police et les organisateurs des Jeux à faciliter l’accès au site pour les secouristes en cas d’urgence, à gérer la circulation et à assurer la sécurité de ceux qui participent aux Jeux et qui utilisent ces routes. Ces interdictions de stationner feront l’objet d’un contrôle sévère et les véhicules garés dans la zone interdite recevront une contravention et seront remorqués. Les parcours réguliers de Metro Transit desservent 11 sites des Jeux situés dans la MRH. Les bénévoles des Jeux qui porteront leur carte d’accréditation du 10 au 27 février et les spectateurs qui montreront leur laissez-passer des Jeux du 11 au 27 février pourront voyager gratuitement sur les autobus ou les traversiers pendant les Jeux. Les bénévoles qui travaillent aux centres de ski peuvent profiter du service de stationnement incitatif gratuit. Les bénévoles de Ski Martock peuvent garer leurs voitures au parc d’exposition de Windsor, où une navette passera toutes les 40 minutes. Une navette s’arrêtera à la carrière LeFargue toutes les 30 minutes pour transporter les bénévoles se rendant à Ski Wentworth. Les bénévoles doivent porter leur carte d’accréditation pour pouvoir monter à bord de la navette. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements et des conseils sur le transport pendant les Jeux, veuillez visiter le site read more


Principals present Framework Overviews at School District 60 Committee of the Whole

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Principals from three local schools were at a recent School District 60 Committee of the Whole Meeting presenting their Framework Overviews.A Framework Overview is a report that shows the progress of the school as to how well they are doing and future steps as to what they need to work on.The Principals from the three local schools included Wade Hart, Bert Bowes Middle School; Melody Braun, UpperPine Elementary Junior Secondary School; and Nancy Maxfield; Charlie Lake Elementary School. Each Principal presented to the Board of Trustees the current status of their school.They talked about topics such as student involvement, school spirit, and grades.All three Principals said they are always looking for ways to make their school a better place for both students, staff, and the community in which they are located in.All three Principals noted that social media seems to be a positive way of keeping connected with the community.The next School District 60 Public Board Meeting is on January 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Office’s Boardroom.last_img read more


American Airlines 1Q Earnings Snapshot

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $185 million.On a per-share basis, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had net income of 41 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 52 cents per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share.The world’s largest airline posted revenue of $10.58 billion in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.66 billion.American Airlines expects full-year earnings in the range of $4 to $6 per share.American Airlines shares have risen 4 per cent since the beginning of the year. The stock has dropped 26 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on AAL at Associated Press read more


UN agency head condemns murder of Kenyan journalist

The remains of Francis Nyaruri, who wrote articles on police corruption for the independent Weekly Citizen under the name of Mong’are Mokua, were found in western Kenya two weeks after the journalist’s disappearance, the UN Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said.“I condemn the murder of Francis Nyaruri,” said Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO’s Director-General. “I trust that this crime will be investigated and that its culprits will be brought to trial, not just for the sake of Francis Nyaruri but the sake of democracy and good governance. “Journalists like him carry out important, albeit controversial, work that contributes to debate and democracy,” Mr. Matsuura added.The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports that Mr. Nyaruri, the second journalist to be killed in Kenya in the past year, had told colleagues that he had received threats before he went missing. 6 February 2009The chief of the United Nations agency that champions press freedom today condemned the murder of a Kenyan journalist who had investigated police corruption and whose beheaded body was found in a forest on 29 January. read more


A suckers deal for America Stephen Harper to be featured in antiKeystone

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a cameo appearance on an international stage Tuesday night — though it’s hardly one he would have chosen.[np_storybar title=”Why the latest anti-Keystone pipeline ad is a low blow to Canada” link=””%5DAn anti-Keystone XL pipeline commercial funded by President Barack Obama supporter and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer confirms what many Canadians have long suspected — American anti-oil activists have gone mad.Continue reading [/np_storybar]The prime minister will be cast in the villain’s role in an anti-Keystone XL pipeline ad airing during the broadcast of President Barack Obama’s state of the union address.The ad is designed to build pressure from elements of Obama’s political base who want him to reject the pipeline, and it will be broadcast to the mostly left-leaning audience of the MSNBC network before and after the president’s speech.Harper’s image appears at the beginning and the end of the ad.It shows him shaking hands with the ex-premier of China, Wen Jiabao. The message of the spot is that the proposed pipeline would benefit Chinese companies heavily invested in the oil sands far more than it would help ordinary American consumers.“It’s a sucker-punch to America’s heartland,” says the narrator, while the Chinese and Canadian leaders are seen pressing palms.“(The Chinese are) counting on the U.S. to approve TransCanada’s pipeline to ship oil through America’s heartland and out to foreign countries like theirs. …“Keystone’s a sucker’s deal for America. Just say no to Keystone.”The ad is being paid for by NextGen Climate Group, led by the deep-pocketed Obama donor and bitter oilsands foe Tom Steyer.The message is in direct opposition to the one the Canadian government has spent millions to promote in the United States.The Maple Leaf is visible at numerous points in the Washington transit system, in the subway and at the airport, alongside slogans stressing that Canada is a “friend” and “neighbour” and its oilsands are a benefit to U.S. security.The Prime Minister’s Office repeated that theme Monday.“The Keystone project will create thousands of jobs and economic growth for people on both sides of the border,” said spokesman Jason MacDonald.“The project is in the interest of both of our countries, which is a point that even the U.S. State Department has made. Fear-mongering isn’t in anyone’s interest, we’d rather let the project’s benefits to Canadians and Americans speak for themselves.”The ad is airing amid anticipation that a crucial State Department review of the project could be released within days, with a final decision coming from Obama sometime after.There’s been no signal from the White House that the pipeline will come up in the president’s speech.His friends and foes, however, will raise it Tuesday.While he’s being squeezed by his friends on the left, his opponents on the right have consistently used Keystone to bash him. It would be surprising if the Republicans didn’t refer to Keystone in their reply to the speech, given that they raise the issue at virtually every discussion on economic issues as the illustration par excellence of the president’s job-killing, big-government regulatory zealousness.The Republicans mentioned Keystone in their weekly address looking ahead to the state of the union speech.“The president’s own State Department acknowledged that the Keystone XL pipeline — as just one example — would create tens of thousands of jobs at no cost to taxpayers,” said Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri.“Now, this project has been stalled for more than five years. It’s time for President Obama to approve truly shovel-ready projects like Keystone to encourage private-sector job creation.”The president and his advisers have repeatedly telegraphed that income inequality is their chosen issue for 2014 — a year of midterm elections that will determine whether Democrats exercise any control of Congress for the rest of Obama’s presidency.They point to studies suggesting that economic growth, once shared more equally, now creates spectacular gains for some and crumbs or even losses for the rest.There are also polls suggesting the theme might have some political resonance with swing voters.Obama appears poised to push for a minimum-wage increase, and preschool for all four-year-olds as part of his broader program. And if Congress doesn’t make it happen, he plans to use the power of the presidency to ram that agenda through.He has told his cabinet that 2014 will be a “year of action” — this is after what’s widely seen as a wasted year, marked by a succession of scandals, nosediving popularity, and a rocky launch of the Obamacare insurance exchanges.And he’s made it clear he’s willing to unleash a barrage of executive orders to make it happen.House Speaker John Boehner decried the president’s approach, especially after the Republican caucus had begun recently signalling a greater willingness to actually work with the administration.The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, offered two ideas to kick-start the economy this week. “He could approve the Keystone pipeline,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News Sunday.“He could work with us on trade agreements. My party is much more interested in global trade than the Democrats are.“If he would convince his own members, we can do some business on trade. And he ought to stop things like the war on coal in my state, which have cost us 5,000 jobs during his administration.”The Canadian Press read more


Canada notes demining in Sri Lanka critical for resettlement

The High Commissioner of Canada, Shelley Whiting, in hosting the event sought to recognize the considerable gains made in mine action and mine clearance in Sri Lanka since the end of the conflict in 2009 and bring attention to the importance of continued, collective efforts in support of a mine-impact free Sri Lanka by 2020. Canada says demining work in Sri Lanka is of critical importance as clearance of landmines is a necessary prerequisite to long-term peace and security for all Sri Lankans and a key component of Sri Lanka’s broader plans for reconciliation and resettlement.The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Maldives today marked ‘International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action’ with an event held at Canada House which brought together key government officials, members of the international, diplomatic and donor communities, demining organizations and civil society. “The critical importance of demining work in Sri Lanka is obvious. Clearance of landmines is a necessary prerequisite to long-term peace and security for all Sri Lankans and a key component of Sri Lanka’s broader plans for reconciliation and resettlement. Demining also supports economic recovery and livelihoods, and poverty reduction in the immediate and long term,” she said.Canada has been a significant donor to Sri Lanka’s demining efforts – contributing more than CDN 3 million since 2009 to MAG and HaloTrust’s demining efforts, which are undertaken in close collaboration with the UN, National Mine Action Centre (NMAC) and the Government of Sri Lanka.Canada has long been a leader in mine action. Canada was at the forefront of negotiations which lead to the establishment of the Mine Ban Treaty – commonly known as the Ottawa Convention which entered into force 17 years ago last month. Canada has contributed more than $400 million to mine action globally since the convention was adopted. Over the past month, Canada has reaffirmed its continued commitment to both the universalization of the Mine Ban Treaty and to strengthened international engagement for peace, security, sustainable development, respect for diversity, human rights, peaceful pluralism and justice for all, as typified in the announcement of a Canadian bid for a 2021 seat on the UN Security Council. The Minister Swaminathan, Minister for Prison Reform, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs attended as Chief Guest. High Commissioner Whiting in addressing the gathering noted that “Canada welcomed Sri Lanka’s announcement of progress with respect to accession to the Ottawa Convention and looks forward to continued engagement with Sri Lanka in the months and years to come, as we strive together to create a world and a Sri Lanka free of anti-personnel mines.”The 2016 theme of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is “Mine action is humanitarian action” recognizing the importance of mine action in saving lives, and addressing the human toll of these indiscriminate weapons. Mine action ensures that landmines and explosive hazards in war-torn areas are found and destroyed, making possible the delivery of humanitarian assistance. (Colombo Gazette) read more


Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 258000

FILE – In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, file photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. The Labor Department reported Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, that fewer Americans sought unemployment aid the week before, a sign that businesses are holding onto their workers and hiring is likely solid. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Oct 27, 2016 6:42 am MDT Last Updated Oct 27, 2016 at 9:41 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 258,000 WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, a sign that businesses are holding onto their workers and hiring is likely solid.THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 3,000 to 258,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, not far from the 43-year low reached last month. Applications have been below 300,000 for 86 straight weeks, the longest such streak since 1970.About 2.04 million people are receiving unemployment aid, the government said, the fewest since June, 2000.THE TAKEAWAY: Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the low level suggests companies are cutting few jobs. That typically means they are willing to add workers as well.Hiring has slowed a bit in the past few months, but is still strong enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. Employers added 156,000 jobs in September, a modest gain. The unemployment rate was 5 per cent, up from 4.9 per cent the previous month. But the increase occurred mostly for a good reason: More Americans came off the sidelines and began looking for work.KEY DRIVERS: Growth has been sluggish this year, averaging just 1.1 per cent at an annual pace in the first half. Still, many economists expect it will accelerate a bit in the July-September quarter to about a 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent pace.Americans are buying new and existing homes at a steady pace and are expected to spend at a solid pace during the winter holiday shopping season.Many businesses have worked off excess supplies in their warehouses and on store shelves. That means they may step up orders in the coming months to rebuild their inventories.Manufacturing continues to struggle, however. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods slipped 0.1 per cent last month, the Commerce Department said in a separate report. read more


UN Visitors Centre reopens to public following 18month renovation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the gift shop and is seen here selecting a couple UN70 coffee mugs. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with USG Cristina Gallach look on at a LEGO model of the UN Headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the UN Post office where he was presented with a book of stamps. UN Photo/Mark Garten Browse the shelves at the United Nations bookstore. Mail a postcard with a UN stamp. Take a guided tour in one of twelve languages. Today, with the official inauguration by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s public space reopened for business with a newly renovated Visitors’ Centre in the basement of the iconic General Assembly Building. The Secretary-General surprised visitors by stopping at the bookstore, post office and even posing for a ‘selfie’ with visitors on a tour. At the bookstore, which reopened in a modern and minimalist space featuring a 90,300 piece Lego model of the UN Headquarters complex, Mr. Ban met with staff and bought merchandise, including a mug commemorating the world body’s upcoming 70th anniversary. After 18 months of renovation, the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) Stamp Shop reopened in the General Assembly building where visitors can now buy postcards in three currencies – US dollar, Swiss franc and Euro – and send them with UN stamps. Visitors will also be able to buy souvenirs and handcraft items from around the world at the newly renovated UN Gift Centre and grab a bite or beverage at the new Visitors’ Café. And guided tours are once again taking visitors to the newly refurbished General Assembly Hall, and all other renovated UN chambers can now be seen on the hour-long lecture tour. “During the renovations, we were closed for the general public. People could only purchase a book, post a card, and visit the gift shop if they purchased a ticket for a tour online. Now, anyone is welcome to come in and purchase a book and also book a tour,” Vincenzo Pugliese, Manager of Guided Tours, told the UN News Centre today. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the UN Post office where he was presented with a book of stamps and also mailed a couple post cards to his grandchildren. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon poses with the United Nations tour guides in front of the visitors’ center. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon waves to visitors on tour at the UN gift shop. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹ › According to the tour office, up to 5,000 people go on tours every month at the United Nations. The tour office is expecting to increase that number by hiring more multilingual tour guides. “We are working to revamp the tour route and introduce new audio-visual and interactive exhibits, including for children. The newly renovated space is much more open, bright and spacious. There’s a café and more space to accommodate people. The space is just more welcoming.” The general public is welcome to enter the Visitors’ Centre with a Government issued photo ID. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets one of the first persons on tour at the newly reopened visitors lobby. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the book store where he took time out to buy some items. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is seen here buying items at the UN gift shop. UN Photo/Mark Garten read more


Engaging head and mind key for effective learning says UNESCO chief on

With greater mobility and the growing ubiquity of instantaneous communication, multilingualism in daily life has become much more common. It is also being shaped by globalization and digitalization.   And yet, “many languages have been endangered”, she lamented, noting that negative trends, such as these, have “implications for literacy development”. “Building a solid literacy foundation in a mother language, before moving to a second foreign language, has multiple benefits”, Ms. Azoulay maintained, however, “about 40 per cent of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand”.She underscored to need to change this by making policies and practices more linguistically and culturally relevant and by exploring the potential of digital technology. “Engaging with both head and mind is a key for effective learning”, maintained Ms. Azoulay, flagging that “for more than seven decades, UNESCO has supported mother-language-based, multilingual approaches to education and a better understanding of intercultural understandings”.Literacy in the foreThis is also the International Year of Indigenous languages and marks the 25th anniversary of the World Conference on Special Needs Education, where the  Salamanca Statement on Inclusive Education was adopted.The Day is being celebrated worldwide to promote literacy as part of the right to education, as well as a foundation for individuals’ empowerment and inclusive and sustainable development. With the specific theme of ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’, it offers an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of the language and its diversity for individuals and society.“UNESCO prompts you to rethink literacy in our contemporary world as part of the right to education and a means to create more inclusive and linguistically and culturally diverse societies”, concluded the UNESCO chief. In her message for the day, Audrey Azoulay pointed out that there are some 7,000 living languages being spoken today, and called them “instruments for communication, engagement in lifelong learning, and participation in society and the world of work”. “They are also closely linked with distinctive identities, cultures, worldviews and knowledge systems”, she continued. “Embracing linguistic diversity in education and literacy is, therefore, a key part of developing inclusive societies that respects ‘diversity’ and ‘difference’, upholding human dignity”. Hundreds of millions of people around the world –mostly women– don’t know how to read or write properly, missing out on a basic life skill. On #LiteracyDay and every day, let’s continue pushing for quality education so that no one is left behind.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 8, 2019 read more


Christian girl fostered in Muslim home can rejoin family judge rules

first_imgMr Justice Haddon-Cave, ruling in the BBC’s favour, described Mr Begg as “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”.NRS Foster Care Recruitment, which organised the workshop on behalf of Lewisham council, said it had no idea that Mr Begg had been branded an extremist and said he was not involved in the event. A five-year-old girl who was placed in the foster care of two Muslim households has been reunited with her family after a court ruled she could live with her grandmother.The child had been placed with a carer who allegedly wears a burka when accompanying her in public.Crisis-ridden Tower Hamlets council in London had faced criticism after confidential local authority reports suggested one of the girl’s foster carers removed her Christian cross necklace and suggested she should learn Arabic.At a family court hearing on Tuesday, a judge said it would be in the child’s best interests to let her live with a member of family who could meet her needs “in terms of ethnicity, culture and religion”, The Times reported.Judge Khatun Sapnara, herself a Muslim, allowed a reporter to be admitted after security staff initially tried to remove the journalist from the building.The judge said newspaper reports had raised “very concerning” matters of “legitimate public interest”. The lawyer representing the local authority told the court that when the girl first became the responsibility of the council there had been no white British foster carers available.The girl will continue to meet regularly with her mother under the supervision by council staff until a final arrangement as to her care is reached. Tower Hamlets is one of the most diverse parts of the countryCredit:Rex  Tower Hamlets Shakeel Begg Tower Hamlets Council said it disputed some of the claims in the case, including that the family spoke no English, and it said that the family was of mixed race, but was “legally restricted” from discussing them further.  Imam Shakeel Begg, whose mosque is the Lewisham Islamic Centre Shakeel Begg speaking at a protest event in 2009 Shakeel Begg at a protest event in 2009 “We have no control over who may or may not be at information sessions,” said a spokesman.Mr Begg was unavailable for comment. He has in the past contested the High Court decision. A spokesman said the council had “always been working towards the child being looked after by a family member and will continue to do so”. Amid the growing row over the child’s care arrangements, The Telegraph can disclose that an extremist Islamic preacher helped in the recruitment of foster parents.The imam, Shakeel Begg, hosted a workshop for would-be foster carers just months after the High Court ruled him an “extremist Islamic speaker” who had “promoted and encouraged religious violence”. The event was organised on behalf of the London borough of Lewisham as part of a drive to find more Muslims willing to foster children.His mosque, the Lewisham Islamic Centre was chosen as the venue for a workshop “on the importance and need of foster carers in the Muslim community” in March this year.A photograph from the event posted on the mosque’s website shows the gathering being addressed by Mr Begg.Mr Begg had just a few months earlier lost a High Court libel case against the BBC which accused him of promoting extremism. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more