Fuel Masters pay price for veering away from defensive identity

first_imgPH 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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess But Alas felt that defense was nonexistent against the Beermen, who led by double-digits for the majority of the game.Alas also said Phoenix has very limited room for error against a perennial champion in San Miguel and yet the Fuel Masters shot themselves in the foot with 20 turnovers.“I told them, we’re facing a national team here so our margin of error is very slim. But we still had too many turnovers,” Alas said. “You can’t blink against San Miguel.”“Plus, we also weren’t that aggressive in the second and third quarter. I told them, this is a wrestling match and if they’re more physical than we are, do not hope that you will win.”Phoenix made its first foray in the semifinals and it showed.ADVERTISEMENT Alas said it’s understandable for the Fuel Masters to experience “semifinals jitters” but added that it cannot be the case again starting Game 2.“We now have experience playing in the semis so if we will become soft again in some stretches of the game, two to three minutes, before you know it they’re already up by double-digits,” he said.“We need to bring our A-game defensively for 48 minutes.”Alas hopes his squad has already learned its lesson as it tries to even the best-of-seven series on Monday night at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Head coach Louie Alas said his Fuel Masters tried to outgun the Beermen in a duel it cannot win instead of sticking to their strength which is on the other end of the floor.“We thought that we could beat San Miguel in a shootout,” Alas told reporters in Filipino after Phoenix got manhandled in their Philippine Cup semis opener Saturday night. “There’s no team in the PBA that can win against San Miguel in a shootout. They’re the number one offensive team here.”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“We’re winning, we’re 9-2 because of our defense and not because of our offense. I need to remind our players what our identity is.”Behind their vaunted defense, the Fuel Masters emerged with the best record after the elimination round. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MANILA, Philippines—Phoenix played San Miguel Beer’s game and paid the price.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Jolina Dela Cruz embracing La Salle-Ateneo rivalry: ‘I don’t want to lose against them’ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

Injury blights Nadal at Paris Masters; Djokovic into final

first_imgPriority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Earlier, Djokovic reached his sixth Paris Masters final beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4.He is aiming for a 77th career title, a 34th in Masters events. He has a 3-0 record against Shapovalov, who is playing in only his second career final and his first at a Masters.“Well, of course it’s not the way I want to reach my first finals,” Shapovalov said, referring to Nadal’s injury. “But nonetheless it’s a great opportunity for me … I’m not one to cut down risk, so I’m going to go for it.”In a tight opening set where neither faced a break point, Dimitrov cracked in the tiebreaker faced with the defensive resilience of Djokovic.With Dimitrov up 5-4 and controlling the exchanges, a 32-stroke rally ended when he advanced to the net and tried an extravagant forehand volley to the left. He could have played an easier shot with a controlled backhand to the vacant right side of the court.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments The ball landed out and Djokovic punched the air, roaring in relief.Then, on set point, a 35-stroke rally ended when Dimitrov chopped a backhand long.“He was probably the better player in the tiebreak. I managed to get returns into play and just make him play an extra shot,” Djokovic said. “We both really understood the importance of clinching the first set so we could feel a bit more relaxed in the second and start swinging through.”Djokovic broke Dimitrov in the fifth game of the second set when the unseeded Bulgarian swatted a forehand long.Serving for the match, Djokovic held to love.Djokovic won his first title here 10 years ago and three straight from 2013-15. He lost his only final last year to Karen Khachanov.He is bidding to finish the year as No. 1 for the sixth time, which would move him one ahead of Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors, and into a tie with all-time leader Pete Sampras.Nadal is looking to seal the year-end top ranking for the fifth time.His injury last year ensured Djokovic ended as No. 1. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Rice industry paralysis Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ LATEST STORIES “I went through this in the past, so that’s why the recommendation of the doctors (was) to not play,” Nadal said. “I have to take that decision.”The second-ranked Spaniard said he felt the injury flare up in the morning as he practiced a few hours before facing the 20-year-old Canadian. A scan revealed a small strain. Nadal returned to practice and still felt pain serving. He decided it wasn’t worth risking a bigger injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceLast year, Nadal missed the season-ending ATP Finals in London because of the abdominal injury, but hopes he can recover in time for this year’s finals starting on Nov. 10.“I hope to be ready for London, that’s the biggest goal now,” he said. “I will do all what’s possible to recover for it.” Spain’s Rafael Nadal speaks during a press conference after pulling out of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, due to an injury. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)PARIS — Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov.Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career matchup between Nadal and Djokovic in Sunday’s final were disappointed to learn, moments before the second semifinal was scheduled to begin, that Nadal withdrew because of an abdominal injury. The same injury forced Nadal out just before the start of last year’s tournament at Bercy Arena and ended his season.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Nationals fans rejoice in red as hometown heroes are honored Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

first_imgThailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport.Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November last year at a Bangkok airport while on a honeymoon trip, following an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain’s request.However, the Middle East nation has withdrawn the request, prompting a Thai court to approve a motion by prosecutors to drop the case against the footballer, Thai officials said.”There are no grounds to hold him anymore. It is his right to decide where he will go next. He is a free man,” said Chatchom Akapin, an official in the Thai Attorney-General’s office.A Reuters witness said Araibi was seen leaving the Bangkok remand prison in a car and immigration officials said he was heading for the main international airport in the Thai capital.Rights group Amnesty International, which lobbied for his release, later said Araibi had arrived at the airport.It was not immediately clear when or why Bahrain withdrew its request. A Bahrain government spokesman declined to give details when asked who ordered the halt of the legal proceedings.However, authorities in Bahrain, which has accused Araibi of crimes committed during the Arab Spring protests of 2011, said the country reaffirmed its right to pursue legal action against him.In a statement, Bahrain’s foreign ministry said it had noted the halt of legal proceedings and the verdict against the footballer remained in place.advertisementThailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had no comment on the case.The detention of Araibi, who appeared with his feet in shackles at a court hearing last week, drew international criticism, with Australian authorities and fellow footballers urging Thailand to release him. He says he faces torture if returned to Bahrain.In the Australian capital of Canberra, Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed the decision of the Thai government.”We greatly respect the process that they have had to work through and we greatly appreciate their listening to the issues that have been raised by our government and many others,” he told a news conference.On social network Twitter, former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster, who had helped lobby officials at world governing body FIFA, said, “My thanks go to the wonderful people of Thailand for your support and to the Thai government for upholding international law.”Araibi has said he wants to return to Australia, where he has lived since 2014 and plays for a Melbourne football club.He was convicted of vandalising a police station during 2011 anti-government protests in Bahrain and sentenced in absentia after he fled. Araibi denies the charges, saying he was playing in a televised soccer match at the time of the police station attack.New York-based Human Rights Watch has said Araibi was tortured by Bahraini authorities because of his brother’s political activities during the 2011 protests.Bahraini authorities deny allegations of torture.last_img read more

What’s the prize money for U17 WC winners?

first_imgU17 World Cup 2017 U-17 World Cup: Will the winners get prize money? Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:01 10/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) FIFA U-17 World Cup official trophy FIFA U17 World Cup India U17 Since the inception of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1985, FIFA does not give any prize money to winning team of the competition… India is all set to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the very first time which begins on October 6th and will end on October 28th. Six cities, namely Kochi, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata will will host the matches of the tournament; the final will be played at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.Nigeria have won the competition most number of times (five) including three back-to-back titles in the last three editions.Now a very basic question that comes to mind regarding the tournament is the prize money. Do the champions of the U-17 World Cup receive a hefty prize money? Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The answer is No! FIFA started this competition in 1985 with the sole intention of developing the sport across the globe and give budding footballers the opportunity to take part at the highest international level.While the parent body takes care of the operational cost of the participating teams in the tournament, it does not provide prize money to the winning team.Here is a list of the trophies, awards and medals given at the FIFA U-17 World Cup:1) An official plaque will be presented to each Participating Member Association. Participation certificates will be presented to each member of each official team delegation.2) FIFA shall be responsible for the administration of the award ceremony, which shall take place after the final match. A FIFA representative, the head of state of the host country or his/her representative and the heads of delegation of the teams concerned shall be part of the award ceremony.3) A representative from FIFA will present the winner of the World Cup with the trophy during the award ceremony.4) A diploma will be presented to the associations ranked first, second, third and fourth in the final competition.5) Medals will be presented to each of the top three teams in the final competition, i.e. gold medals to the winners, silver medals to the runners-up and bronze medals to the team ranked third.6) One medal will be presented to each of the match officials who take charge of the play-off for third place and the final.7) A fair play contest will be held during the final competition. The FIFA Technical Study Group will determine the ranking at the end of the final competition.Toni Kroos; U17 World Cup 2007At the conclusion of the World Cup, the following special awards will be presented:A) The FIFA Fair Play Trophy, a fair play medal for each Delegation Member, a diploma and a voucher for USD 10000 worth of football equipment (to be used for youth football development) will be presented to the team finishing first in the fair play contest.B) The Golden Boot will be awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the final competition. If two or more players score the same number of goals, the number of assists will be decisive. If two or more players are still equal after taking into account the number of assists, the total minutes played in the final competition will be taken into account, with the player playing fewer minutes ranked first. A Silver Boot and a Bronze Boot for the second and third highest goal scorers will also be awarded.C) The Golden Ball will be awarded to the best player in the final competition on the basis of a ranking compiled by the FIFA Technical Study Group. A Silver Ball and a Bronze Ball will be awarded to the second and third best players.D) The Golden Glove will be awarded to the best goalkeeper in the final competition on the basis of a ranking compiled by the FIFA Technical Study Group.last_img read more

The Europa League is back and more than ever is a competition to savour

first_imgShare on Pinterest Graham Potter: ‘I’ve shown there’s another path for English managers’ features Sportblog Share on Messenger Twitter Share on Twitter Among the contenders are the current leaders of Serie A, the second-placed team in La Liga, last season’s runners-up in the Bundesliga and enough dark horses to fill the stalls at Haydock Park. If Arsenal are planning on taking the competition seriously from hereon in, they will have to do it a hard way.The presence of Napoli, Atlético Madrid and RB Leipzig is a boon for neutrals and a boost for the reputation of European football’s second-tier tournament. Because however hard it tries, the Europa League struggles to be viewed not only as second tier but also second rate, particularly by the elite clubs. In an era when being in the Champions League is the be all and end all for the rich and powerful, having to compete in ‘the other one’ is deemed a nuisance, embarrassment or both.That particularly holds on these shores, where the chant “Thursday night, Channel Five” because a regular means by which one set of supporters mocked another, and while a change in host broadcaster may have ended that taunt, the stigma remains.It is all a bit of a shame given the regard with which the Uefa Cup was held. Back when two teams at most qualified from a single nation for the European Cup/Champions League, being part of the Uefa Cup was deemed an achievement. For many, it was also the better of the two tournaments given its depth of quality. But then the Champions League got bigger and, in 1999, the tournament below was mashed in with the one below that – the Cup Winners’ Cup – to create something wholly unsatisfying.Bloated in size the Uefa Cup also became confusing to follow, in particular the single round-robin group stage format introduced in 2004 that spread 40 teams across eight groups and saw those involved play two fixtures at home and two away but no single team home and away. Matters were not helped by the top three sides from each group progressing to the knockout stages and being joined by the eight third-placed teams from the Champions League group stage. Facebook Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Arsenalcenter_img Stade de Lyon – the home of Ligue 1 club Lyon and where this season’s Europa League final will take place on 16 May. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images The Uefa Cup had become a second-chance saloon for those clubs who had not cut it at Champions League level and the fact that has continued in the era of the Europa League has done little to dispel the sense that a once prestigious competition is now low-grade, despite the name change and introduction of a more straightforward format.The disparity in financial rewards is also an issue – the winners of this season’s Europa League will receive €6.5m compared to €15.5m for the team that wins the Champions League – as is the Thursday-Sunday factor, which for British clubs in particular is a bugbear as it means continuously playing catch-up to their rivals. Yet for all the negatives, it should be remembered that the Europa League is one of only two major European trophies on offer to teams across the continent and, for the winner, also provides automatic qualification to the Champions League.Those involved would be wise to take it seriously, then, while for outside observers there has been plenty of captivating football to enjoy for some time now. And this year the level could rise significantly given the teams involved in the knockout rounds, which got underway with CSKA Moscow’s first leg trip to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.“The last 32 of the Europa League is pretty appetising,” says European football expert, Andy Brassell. “Napoli against RB Leipzig is probably the pick of the ties. Borussia Dortmund’s meeting with over-achievers Atalanta and the match of two in-form young sides in Lyon and Villarreal look good too, in a field featuring six former European champions.”Napoli, Atlético and Leipzig are involved because they failed to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, so while their presence, along with that of CSKA, Celtic, Sporting Lisbon, Spartak Moscow and Borussia Dortmund, will be deemed a negative by some, it has given the competition an undeniable surge of quality. Suddenly the likes of Dries Mertens, Antoine Griezmann and Naby Keita are involved, alongside the stellar talents that were there in the group stages, such as Nabil Fekir, Aleksandr Kokorin and Leonardo Bonucci .Elsewhere it is worth keeping an eye on Lazio, who have become a rejuvenated, high-scoring force under Simone Inzaghi, and Marseille – third in Ligue 1 and always a source of fascination. And while the overall mix in this season’s Europa League does not compare to what is on offer in the Champions League, it remains strikingly rich. Come the final at Stade de Lyon on 16 May, the Europa League may even be a competition that makes Wenger smile. It’s hard to know sometimes if Arsène Wenger is an optimist or pessimist. A football romantic who acts as if he genuinely believes the world is out to get him (Mike Dean especially), the Frenchman’s glass appears to be as full as it is empty, and that may well be the case as he ponders Arsenal’s return to Europa League action on Thursday.No doubt Wenger will be chuffed with who his side face in the round of 32 – Sweden’s Östersund – but less pleasing to him will be the calibre of teams Arsenal could face in subsequent rounds. For this year’s Europa League knockout stages are arguably the most intriguing and downright difficult since the expanded, more lucrative version of the Uefa Cup came into existence nine years ago. 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Sreesanth life ban revoked, Supreme Court asks BCCI to revisit quantum of punishment

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 11:35 IST Superme Court revoked the life ban imposed by BCCI on S Sreesanth (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe Sumpreme Court set aside Sreesanth’s life ban for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing scandalSumpreme Court told BCCI disciplinary committee to reconsider quantum of punishment within three monthsThe apex court made it clear that Sreesanth will get the opportunity of being heardIn a huge relief for S Sreesanth, the Superme Court on Friday revoked the life ban imposed on the cricketer by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and asked the board to decide afresh on the point of quantum of punishment given to him within 3 months.A bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, asked the BCCI to reconsider its order of life ban imposed on Sreesanth following the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League in 2013.The apex court also said that its verdict shall have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the cricketer in the Delhi High Court, where the Delhi Police has challenged a trial court’s order discharging all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case.The bench passed this order on Sreesanth’s plea challenging the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which had restored the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI.Last month, Sreesanth told the Supreme Court that he had “stubbornly” refused to be involved in match-fixing during 2013 IPL and referred to the transcript of the recorded conversation to back his assertion.Relief for Sreesanth: SC revokes life ban imposed by BCCI #ITVideoMore videos: https://t.co/NounxnP7mg pic.twitter.com/vlnUgRvJBOIndia Today (@IndiaToday) March 15, 2019Referring to the transcript of the recorded telephonic conversation, which says that “I am stubborn and nothing will happen”, the former cricketer challenging the lifetime ban on him from playing cricket told the bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K.M. Joseph that the material relied on by the BCCI to hold him guilty was not given to him.advertisementThe former cricketer, who was banned for life for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during 2013 IPL, had told the court in the last hearing on January 30 that the bookie tried to drag him into spot-fixing but he did not fall for it.As senior counsel, Salman Khurshid, appearing for Sreesanth, told the bench that the report of the preliminary inquiry was not given to him, the court said that he had the report which he got from other sources.Khurshid said that he had the report but he was not told by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which part of the report the apex cricketing body was going to rely on against him.The court was told that at no stage the BCCI had asked him what he had to say about the alleged material including the offer of Rs 10 lakh being cited against him.Questioning the material that was relied on against him, Sreesanth told the court: “I was charged with the most serious offence. I was convicted of the most serious offence but the standard of proof is that of the least serious offence.”Also Read | Slapping Sreesanth was a mistake, should never have done that: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Supreme Court asks why Sreesanth didn’t inform BCCI about being approached for spot-fixingAlso Read | The rise and fall of SreesanthFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow SreesanthFollow Sreesanth banned for lifeFollow BCCIFollow S. SreesanthFollow CricketFollow Board of Control for Cricket in IndiaFollow Supreme Court of IndiaFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow Spot fixingFollow Spot fixing in IPL Sreesanth life ban revoked, Supreme Court asks BCCI to revisit quantum of punishmentThe Supreme Court asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to reconsider its order of life ban on cricketer S Sreesanth.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah go on a ‘fast-bowling coffee date’

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah go on a ‘fast-bowling coffee date’Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah went out for coffee in London ahead of India’s second match in the World Cup 2019 against Australia.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 11:06 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah played a key role in India’s resounding victory over South Africa on June 5 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah went out for a cup of coffee in SouthamptonIndian team couldn’t practice on Friday as rain washed out their sessionIndian team is now gearing up to face Australia in their second match in London on SundayIndia fast bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah enjoyed their day off in Southampton to the fullest and even went out for a “coffee date” together before their big match against Australia in the World Cup 2019.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video of India’s premier fast bowlers going out for a cup of coffee in Southampton after their training session. But it was actually before India’s first match against South Africa which they won by 6 wickets earlier this week.Both Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar played a key role in India’s resounding victory over the Proteas in their campaign opener at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.The Indian team is now gearing up to face Australia in their second match in London on Sunday. Australia registered a narrow 15-run win over the West Indies in their last match and are placed second in the points table behind New Zealand with two wins from two games.The Indian team couldn’t practice on Friday as rain washed out their session, leaving the Virat Kohli-led side with only one day to train ahead of Sunday’s big-ticket showdown with Australia.The players instead visited the Indian High Commissioner’s residence in London on Friday. The Indian team, along with the support staff, were pictured together with Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the images on social media.#TeamIndia at the High Commissioner’s residence in London today. pic.twitter.com/XptReRw1jwadvertisementBCCI (@BCCI) June 7, 2019India traveled to London from Southampton on Thursday, a day after beating South Africa by six wickets in their tournament opener on Wednesday.India began their World Cup 2019 campaign on June 5, that is six days after the start of the tournament and registered a 6-wicket win over South Africa in their first match.Rohit Sharma hammered a century to take India home after Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah restricted South Africa to 227 for 9.Also Read | ICC red cards MS Dhoni gloves: Mahi in breach of ICC rulesAlso Read | World cup 2019: Virat Kohli and Team India visit High Commissioner’s residence in LondonAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Ricky Ponting warns Australia of bouncers against India at OvalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Team IndiaFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

Dynagas Partners Delays Purchase of LNG Tanker Duo

first_imgOwner and operator of LNG carriers Dynagas LNG Partners has reached an agreement to further extend the deadline for the purchase of two LNG tankers.The company said that the deal, which was reached on March 30, is related to the tankers Clean Ocean and Clean Planet.The purchase option, granted to the Partnership under the omnibus agreement, was pushed from March 31, 2018 to December 31, 2018.The company unveiled the agreement as part of its first quarter financial report in which it said that its net income for the period decreased by 62.5%.Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was USD 4.8 million as compared to net income of USD 12.9 million in the corresponding period of 2017.The decrease was mainly attributable to the lower revenues earned for the Clean Energy which has been employed under a short-term charter during the first quarter of 2018.Although the earnings for the period were down, contracted backlog increased thereby enhancing the company’s revenue visibility, Tony Lauritzen, Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership, said.“With our fleet 85% contracted through 2018, 92% contracted through 2019 and 100% contracted through 2020, and with an estimated fleet-wide average remaining contract duration of 10.2 years, we believe we have significant cash flow visibility,” Lauritzen added.last_img read more

Temporary Removal of Road Weight Restrictions Extended

first_imgThe temporary removal of spring weight restrictions on Nova Scotia roads has been extended for all counties until 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, March 8. The Department of Transportation and Public Works may post lower weights for individual roads throughout the province. Updated information is available on the department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran . Transportation and Public Works staff monitor the roads daily to determine if and when weight restrictions are needed. Weight restrictions help ensure safe driving conditions and protect roads weakened by mild, wet weather. -30-last_img

Fadnavis reshuffles Cabinet drops 6 Ministers inducts 13

first_imgMumbai: With an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections in four months, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday reshuffled his cabinet by dropping six Ministers and inducting 13 others. The 13 comprise 10 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), two from Shiv Sena and one from ally the Republican Party of India (A) (RPI-A). As expected, former Congressman and Leader of Opposition in the state Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil joined as a Minister, and another long-time contender Mumbai BJP President Ashish Shelar was also inducted. All the ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor C.V. Rao at a function in Raj Bhavan. Besides Vikhe-Patil and Shelar, the other Cabinet rank Ministers who were sworn-in are: Sanjay Kute, Suresh Khade, Anil Bonde and Ashok Uike and Tanaji Sawant (all BJP), and Jaydutt Kshirsagar (Shiv Sena). Five legislators were inducted as Ministers of State — Yogesh Sagar, Sanjay Bhegde, Parinay Fuke (all BJP), Atul Save (Shiv Sena) and Avinash Mahatakear (RPI-A). Six incumbent ministers – Prakash Mehta, Vishnu Savra, Ambarish Atram, Dilip Kamble, Pravin Pote and Rajkumar Badole – who were dropped for lacklustre performance, tendered their resignations which were accepted by Fadnavis. With this, on the eve of the Maharashtra Assembly’s monsoon session starting here on Monday, Fadnavis has consolidated the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena’s position before the upcoming elections.last_img read more

Will run govt for full term says Nepal Premier K P Oli

first_imgKathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Sunday said he will continue for full five-year term and warned his detractors not to “day dream about toppling” his government. His statement came days before the completion of his two-and-half-year term at the office. In February 2018, Oli became prime minister for the second time, over two months after his Left alliance comprising his party CPN-UML and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ swept the country’s historic parliamentary and local polls. According to media reports, there was a power sharing agreement between the CPN-UML and the NCP under which Oli, after completing his two-and-half-year term at the office, will hand over the premiership to Prachanda for the rest of the tenure of the five-year government. “Don’t worry, I will remain as the Prime Minister of the country till the next election,” Oli said addressing the Parliament. Warning those wishing for his departure, he said, “Don’t day dream about toppling my government. There are people who have been saying that the prime minister is shivering as his tenure is nearing end….I am not going to quit anytime soon,” he said.last_img read more

NEB rejects Burnabys bid to stop work at Trans Mountain pipeline terminal

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — The National Energy Board has rejected the City of Burnaby’s request that it rescind orders allowing the company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to conduct work at its terminal in the city.The Metro Vancouver city had asked that the board cancel the orders after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed government approval for the expansion project.Burnaby had argued the terminal work was primarily related to the project, but the board said in a written decision Thursday that it’s upholding the orders, allowing Trans Mountain Corp. to do infrastructure work at the Burnaby Terminal.The NEB says piping modifications are not associated with the expansion project and the relocation and decommissioning orders appropriately allow Trans Mountain to optimize the site in preparation to offer new services to shippers.The board also allowed the company to continue tree clearing as part of the approved work.Burnaby has been a long-standing opponent of the pipeline expansion, which would substantially increase tanker traffic in the city’s waters, and it was among the plaintiffs in the Federal Court of Appeal case against the project.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Quebec facing strong opposition to new bill restricting cannabis consumption

first_imgMONTREAL — The Quebec government faced strong opposition as public consultations began Tuesday on its bill seeking to increase the legal age of cannabis consumption and ban it from all public areas.Junior Health Minister Lionel Carmant has said he tabled Bill 2 in order to protect young people and send a message that smoking marijuana is not a trivial matter. The proposed legislation restricts marijuana usage to people aged 21 and over and limits its smoking to private property.The province’s public health agencies are largely against the new restrictions. They say raising the legal age to 21 from 18 won’t prevent young people from obtaining marijuana. And they say banning it from public areas marginalizes tenants whose landlords have banned smoking, creating a system were only certain groups can consume a legal product without breaking the law.The Canadian Press has learned that two public health organizations are planning to suggest a compromise on the age limit during hearings on Bill 2 before a legislative committee in Quebec City. Two well-placed sources said the committee will be told the government should give gradual access to cannabis to youth aged 18 to 20.People between 18 and 20 years should only be allowed to purchase marijuana with a low percentage of THC — the drug’s main psychoactive component, the committee will be told. “This proposal shows the scientific community, in public health, is trying to give an honourable exit door to the government on its policy,” said one source, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the matter.The current law is already one of the strictest legal regimes for marijuana in the country. Personal cultivation of cannabis plants is banned and the only way to legally purchase the product is through a government agency.The previous Liberal government had allowed public consumption of marijuana in places where tobacco was permitted, with certain restrictions, but the new Coalition Avenir Quebec government is not alone in seeking tighter rules. Even before Bill 2, many Quebec municipalities adopted their own bylaws banning all public consumption of cannabis.Marianne Dessureault, spokeswoman for Quebec’s association of public health, will appear before the committee Wednesday. She said she understands the desire to protect young, developing brains from the risks of marijuana, but she feels the bill lacks a scientific basis.“I am worried that we are going ahead and maybe transforming a law that sought to protect public health, towards a law that has more of a political flavour,” she said in an interview. “It’s concerning. It’s clear that (the bill) has a populist appeal and that it doesn’t have its place in public health policy.”Bastien Quirion, professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, is also scheduled appear before the committee Wednesday. He questioned why the government would prohibit people under 21 years old from consuming cannabis but allow them to drink alcohol or smoke tobacco.“One hundred years of cannabis prohibition show that it’s not through banning it that we are going to eradicate the practice or prevent risky behaviour,” he said in an interview. “It will just put certain groups in a precarious position.”Maude Faniel-Methot, a spokeswoman for Carmant, declined to comment on the idea of giving younger people gradual access to THC. She said the minister is open to listening to all suggestions to amend the bill.Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea’s import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.South Korea on Friday welcomed the decision and said it will continue to block all fishery products from Fukushima and seven neighbouring prefectures to ensure “only foods that are confirmed as safe are put on the table.”South Korea imposed the ban in 2013 after the Tokyo Electric Power Company revealed that highly contaminated water leaked from a storage tank at a crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima that was submerged by a massive tsunami in 2011.Japan launched a complaint with the WTO over the ban in 2015, saying that the radioactive levels of seafood from the areas were safe.The Associated Press

UN expert calls for integration of gender perspective into criminal justice systems

“Given the historical and pervasive discrimination against women throughout the world, we have to look at how women are represented and treated in the criminal justice system,” Ms. Knaul said, presenting her latest annual report in New York to the General Assembly.Ms. Knaul said integrating a gender outlook is a fundamental step towards allowing equal access to justice for men and women and stressed that “we all have an essential responsibility to integrate a gender perspective into our own mandates and work.”Ms. Knaul also expressed particular concern for the lack of integration and women’s points of view into judicial procedures, noting that women’s representation should be encouraged and “traditional notions of judging and judicial authority must be challenged.”“I hope this report will encourage stakeholders to properly study, understand, assess, and challenge the impacts and effects that gender-based stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination have on both women and men in their access to and engagement in the justice system as a whole, and the criminal justice system in particular,” Ms. Knaul said. 21 October 2011A gender perspective needs to be integrated into countries’ criminal justice systems to ensure women are not “ruled out of the law,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Gabriela Knaul said today. read more

Lighthouse theatre airs its Sexy Laundry

PORT DOVER — Lighthouse Festival Theatre has some Sexy Laundry it wants you to see.Sexy Laundry, which opens the theatre’s 2019 summer season, is more than just a comedy about a couple hoping to spice up their marriage.“A lot of people instantly think it’s a laugh-a-second comedy, but in actual fact there’s some real things happening here; there’s some real emotion,” said LFT artistic director Derek Ritschel“What people will leave with is an honest portrayal of a marriage that maybe needed a spark.”The production stars Melodee Finlay as Alice and Ralph Small as Henry.Finlay is a Lighthouse regular, having appeared in Stage Fright, Henry and Alice: Into the Wild, Guys and Dolls, among other shows. She also starred as Alice in Lighthouse’s 2009 production of Sexy Laundry, which is the best-selling show in the theatre’s 40-year history.“I remember it being a great experience and I remember having fun,” Finlay said of her first go-around as Alice.She said she does not remember all the details of the production 10 years ago.“It can be dangerous when you’re recreating a role and you’re working with a different director and different actors.”Smalls is well known at Lighthouse as a director and actor. He directed last year’s world premiere production of Fair and Square. He is also the artistic director of the Bluewater Summer Playhouse in Kincardine, Ont.Ritschel, who directs the play, said he thinks of himself as the third actor in Sexy Laundry.“There’s two up on stage, but there’s one out here looking out for those two, seeing what they can’t see.”Ritschel said Sexy Laundry looks at a relationship from the perspective of both sides.With only two actors on stage, they need to be comfortable with each other. Finlay and Small have known each other for 30 years.“You’re just on for the whole ride,” said Finlay. “You start, you go through the arcs and the falls, you get the whole experience. I love it, and I love working with Ralph.”Previews of the comedy, written by Michele Riml, will be staged May 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and May 23 at 2 p.m., ahead of opening night May 23 at 8 o’clock. Shows continue until June 8.Sexy Laundry has become an international hit with ongoing productions in Canada, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovenia, New Zealand, Iceland, Mexico, the UK and the USA. Sexy Laundry has been translated into seven languages.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

Cyprus scrambles for new funds as clock runs down

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Cypriot government was frantically trying on Wednesday to come up with a plan that would secure enough financing to secure new terms for a bailout from the eurozone and International Monetary Fund that would prevent its banking system and economy from collapsing, with dangerous consequences for Greece.Talks between President Nicos Anastasiades and the troika of lenders in Nicosia proved inconclusive on Wednesday as Cyprus’s overtures to Russia for financing also failed to yield results.Having rejected a proposal put forward by the eurozone to tax bank deposits, Anastasiades and the leaders of opposition parties met on Wednesday morning to discuss an alternative plan that would have to raise as much as 5.8 billion euros so the EU and IMF could approve the release of another 10 billion for Cyprus.The leaders agreed to form technical teams to work on a new proposal to raise money. It is thought this will involve some kind of solidarity tax to be paid by Cypriots but not via a levy on deposits. This money may be placed in a fund that will also include social security fund reserves, state assets and the property of the Church of Cyprus, which said on Wednesday that it was willing to contribute to any rescue package.However, it is thought troika representatives rejected the initial plan put to them. A revised scheme was being drawn up on Wednesday night and was due to be presented to party leaders on Thursday.Cypriot Finance Minister Michalis Sarris spent the day in Moscow discussing the possibility of funding with Russian officials. He met with Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov but there was no agreement. Sarris said he would remain in Moscow until he reaches a deal.However, the mood in Moscow seemed less than favorable for the Cypriot government. Russian lenders VTB and Gazprombank denied they were set to take over the troubled Cyprus Popular Bank (Laiki).Kathimerini understands that the Russian side is unwilling to buy the bank for a symbolic sum while taking over its capitalization needs.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accused the European Union and Cyprus of acting “like an elephant in a china shop” by agreeing the deposit tax, over which Moscow was not consulted.“All possible mistakes that could be made have been made by them,” he told the Financial Times. “The measure that was proposed is of a confiscation nature, and unprecedented in its character.”Medvedev added that Russia might cancel its double taxation agreement with Cyprus as he expressed concern that capital flight might bring down the island’s banking system.Sarris was expected to continue discussion on Thursday with Russian officials in the hope of securing a deal for investors to take over either Laiki or Bank of Cyprus. The possibility of Moscow demanding involvement in the extraction of Cypriot natural gas or a naval or air force base on the island remains.There is immense pressure on Cyprus to find alternative funding as failure to do so could result in the European Central Bank cutting off lending to Cypriot banks. “We can provide emergency liquidity only to solvent banks and… the solvency of Cypriot banks cannot be assumed if an aid program is not agreed on soon, which would allow for a quick recapitalization of the banking sector,” said ECB board member Joerg Asmussen.A collapse of the Cypriot banking system is likely to have damaging consequences for the Greek financial sector and economy. Cypriot banks in Greece have about 20 billion euros of assets and 12 billion of liabilities, with deposits insured up to 100,000 euros. Cyprus is one of Greece’s biggest trading partners, absorbing 7 percent of Greek exports. However, the potential of a run on Greek banks could be devastating. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras insisted that the Greek economy was “fortified” against any shocks from Cyprus.Source:Kathimerinilast_img read more

Le patron dAmazon invente lairbag pour smartphone

first_imgLe patron d’Amazon invente l’airbag pour smartphoneLundi, Jeff Bezos, le patron d’Amazon, a rendu public un brevet qu’il a déposé en février 2010 auprès des autorités américaines. Il s’agit d’un système d’airbag destiné à protéger les smartphones des chutes. L’idée a de quoi faire rire. Mais alors qu’un Français sur trois utilise aujourd’hui un smartphone, ces bijoux de technologie s’avèrent toujours aussi fragiles et cassent trop souvent dès la première année d’acquisition. C’est donc tout naturellement que Jeff Bezos, patron d’Amazon, a élaboré un système de protection contre les chutes, autrement dit un véritable airbag pour smartphone dont il a déposé le brevet en février 2010 aux Etats-Unis. À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Selon Le Nouvel Obs, le système fonctionne ainsi : l’écran est en fait protégé par des petites ventouses qui s’activent grâce à des capteurs. Si le mobile dépasse une certaine vitesse, c’est qu’il est en chute libre, le système réagit donc en déployant les ventouses et en émettant des jets de gaz afin de ralentir la chute du téléphone. Selon des informations obtenues par Numerama, le système serait même équipé de ressorts. Tout ceci dans le simple but d’atténuer l’impact. Un système plus efficace qu’une coque ? Seul l’avenir le dira alors qu’on en sait encore peu sur l’état d’avancement du système. Interrogée par le Nouvel Obs, une vendeuse de l’enseigne Tél&Com note toutefois que la coque reste un accessoire quasi-essentiel : “Si le client ne prend pas d’assurance, la coque reste le moyen le plus facile de protéger son appareil et d’éviter de payer cher en cas d’accident”. Selon le coût de l’invention de Jeff Bezos, l’airbag pour smartphone pourrait donc remporter un grand succès auprès des propriétaires de smartphones.Le 17 août 2011 à 20:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Geek Pick SteelSeries Arctis 9X Is An Excellent Xbox Headset

first_imgStay on target Wireless gaming headsets present a whole host of dumb cross-compatibility issues. While just about everything works with PC, headsets made for either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 don’t work on the other console. And don’t even get us started on the Nintendo Switch’s “voice chat” solutions. So keep in mind the SteelSeries Arctis 9X is made for Xbox One. Even getting it to work on PC requires an Xbox Wireless Adapter as just a straight Bluetooth connection hurts performance.Fortunately, the headsets works fantastically on the platforms it’s built for. As we expect from SteelSeries the audio quality is high, remaining balanced as you listen to the sounds from the game itself or your friends’ voices picked up by the impressive microphone. The dual audio connection even lets you pipe in music at the same time. Only the weak bass stands out as a flaw.The physical headset itself is also comfortable, which is good because why else go wireless unless you’re looking for extra comfort. You’ll have no issues leaving the elastic headband and memory foam ears cups on your head for extended gaming sessions.For more on the SteelSeries Arctis 9X check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. For more on gaming headsets check out the Rig 300, 400, and 500 Pro from Plantronics.More on Geek.com: Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Geek Pick: JBL PartyBox 300 Is a Huge Karaoke SpeakerGeek Pick: Apple AirPods 2 Let You Take Your Beats On The GoGeek Pick: Dell XPS 13 Leads Dell’s Computex 2019 Lineup The next-generation of video game consoles is almost here. Earlier this year we heard the first details on the PlayStation 5. And at E3 2019 just a few days ago Microsoft unveiled the impressive specs for Project Scarlett, its upgraded Xbox coming holiday 2020 alongside Halo: Infinite.But in the meantime there’s still plenty of fun to be had with your current consoles like the Xbox One. And with most games these days you’ll have even more fun playing with chatting with friends online through a headset. The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is one of the best wireless Xbox One headsets you can buy.last_img read more

Rep Susan Davis calls on Navy to assess national threat of border

first_img Posted: April 23, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis might ask the U.S. Navy to look at border sewage spills that have rankled a wide variety of government, environmental and recreational stakeholders for years.Davis, a Democrat, proposes an assessment of how sewage flow from the Tijuana River might affect construction of a $1 billion Navy SEAL training center proposed for a strip of land south of Silver Strand State Beach.“We know the environmental and economic impact these spills have. What we don’t know, with the Navy planning to stage training operations in potentially contaminated waters, are the national security concerns,” Davis said. “The Navy should take a look at this and coordinate with relevant agencies to assess what can be done to prevent future spills.”Davis, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, may include language in this year’s defense bill to commission a Navy report regarding the cumulative tens of millions of gallons of sewage that have sickened people and forced South Bay beach closures.The 600-acre SEAL training campus is estimated to take 10 years to complete, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Personnel are expected to gradually migrate from the existing Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado.Davis’ call for a Navy report comes as the Port of San Diego and cities of Chula Vista and Imperial Beach forge ahead with a lawsuit alleging the federal government is violating two U.S. laws that protect water quality and public health. The suit also targets the private operator of a treatment plant that serves Tijuana.Beaches as far north as the Hotel del Coronado have been forced to close as sewage is driven out of Baja into American waters.In 2010, former U.S. Border Patrol agent Josh Willey contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection while training at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado. The infection is thought to be related to sewage spills.The Mexican government announced in March it will invest $4.35 million in upgrades to Tijuana’s wastewater system to reduce sewage flows, but funds fall far short of the approximately $330 million in recommended upgrades outlined by the Baja California government. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 5:20 PM Rep. Susan Davis calls on Navy to assess national threat of border sewage spillscenter_img April 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more