first_imgA man in Odisha is undergoing treatment after slitting his wrist with a sharp weapon as part of the deadly online game called “Momo challenge”. Doctors at SCB Medical College here said Sunil Das, 30, of Jharakuta village in Cuttack Sadar was out of danger but needed counselling.Sunil’s family members said he was hooked to his mobile phone for the past several days and was remaining detached from the family and neighbours. “On Monday, he tried to cut his wrist with a blade but later used a sickle,” said a relative.Sunil’s father Basudev said his son was busy with the mobile phone for the past one week. The police have seized the phone and preliminary investigations have revealed that the man was playing the “Momo challenge”.last_img

first_imgThe BJP on Monday ridiculed Jharkhand Opposition leaders for sitting in the lap of jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad to get a road map for Mahagathbandhan despite the former Bihar Chief Minister being a convict and a known opponent of the creation of Jharkhand. Soren’s visitBJPs State unit spokesman Pratul Shahdeo’s sneer comment came in the background of JMM working president and former Chief Minister Hemant Soren visiting Lalu at the RIIMS recently among other leaders. After prolonged political process, Jhakhand was created in 2000 out of the Bihar.‘Shameful and sad’ It is shameful and sad to see these Opposition leaders heading parties, beginning with the name of Jharkhand, sitting in the lap of a convict, Lalu Prasad, to get an outline of their Mahagathbandhan, Mr. Shahdeo said here. Mr. Shahdeo said despite knowing him as a strong opponent of Jharkhand Statehood during the Statehood struggle when Lalu was the Chief Minister, the opposition party leaders are sitting in the lap of him. It is an insult to the martyrs of Jharkhand, he said. Lalu, who is serving prison term following his conviction in fodder scam cases, is presently undergoing treatment at RIIMS. Former Union Minister Sharad Yadav, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, Congress leaders Subodh Kant Sahay and Shakeel Ahmed, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party head Upendra Kushwaha, besides Hemant Soren, Prasads sons Tejeswi and Tej Pratap, had met Lalu during the last fortnight in course of strengthening mahagathbandhan in Bihar and Jharkhand.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Vic Manuel led a third quarter explosion and Alaska bamboozled Ginebra, 97-83, to stretch its winning run to three in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Ynares Center here.The veteran forward anchored the killer 18-2 run for the Aces in the third quarter where they established a 67-54 lead and kept the Gin Kings at bay for the remainder of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Manuel poured in 11 of his 18 points in that telling third frame. He also had five rebounds and two assists as Alaska improved to 3-2 in the conference.Sonny Thoss had 17 markers, including the game-sealing triple to put Alaska up, 92-78 with 2:46 left to play, on top of his four boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChris Banchero chipped in 14 points, six assists, and five rebounds, while JVee Casio shot 3-of-4 from threes to wound up with 13 markers, three boards, and two dimes in the win.“I was glad to come away with the win. Sometimes in this league, we have to take advantage of opportunities coming your way,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton as Ginebra played without Greg Slaughter (strained hamstring) and Joe Devance (foot). Dillinger says Black, Bolts ‘getting sick’ of losing after 3rd straight loss ALASKA 97 — Manuel 18, Thoss 17, Banchero 14, Casio 13, Abueva 9, Teng 9, Cruz 5, Enciso 3, Potts 3, Exciminiano 2, Magat 2, Racal 2, J. Pascual 0.GINEBRA 83 — Mariano 15, J. Aguilar 12, Ferrer 12, Thompson 12, Caguioa 8, Cruz 8, R. Aguilar 5, Tenorio 5, Mercado 2, Taha 2, Wilson 2, Jamito 0.Quarters: 26-23, 36-44, 73-63, 97-83. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Compton said the key in toppling a powerhouse team in Ginebra was the Aces settling down after a forgettable second quarter, where they scored a measly 10 points to fall behind, 36-44.“I was telling the guys that it feels like we’re thinking about a lot of things and we’re not doing what we’ve been doing over the past two weeks. So we just relaxed,” he said. “We weren’t playing well in the first half, but in the second half, I thought we settled down and be us.”Aljon Mariano paced Ginebra with 15 points, nine rebounds, and three assists as it fell to its second straight defeat.Japeth Aguilar, Kevin Ferrer, and Scottie Thompson all finished with 12 for the Gin Kings loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum “It’s the home court of Australia but the crowd is more for the Philippine team,” Estrella, who watched the game with her friends, told the Inquirer via Facebook. “The crowd was booing Australia. It felt like being in the Araneta [Coliseum].”“The whole ambience felt like home for the Filipinos sa dami. Out of 6,504 people in the arena, I’d say 85 percent were Filipinos.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAustralia eventually won the match, 84-68, but even the Boomers were reportedly surprised by the reception they got at their home court.National coach Chot Reyes said the team’s focus was split between the match against the Boomers and its coming game against Japan, especially in the second half. MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Defending champs F2 Logistics get campaign going vs Cocolife Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “All we wanted to do was compete, compete hard, and we did that,” said Reyes in a press conference. “But it’s hard coming into the ball game when you’re also thinking of the next game.”The Philippines, which slipped to 2-1 in Group B, will face Japan next at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday.“We have a long trip ahead of us and we have to play Japan,” said Reyes. “So as much as we want to go all out for the victory, we also had to make sure we were managing minutes because we know we’re gonna need fresh legs against Japan.”The restructuring of the Fiba zones put both Australia and the Philippines in the same continental tournament. That, plus the home-and-away format of the qualifiers gave Filipinos Down Under the chance to finally watch the national team in action in an official tournament.And as with every stop Gilas Pilipinas makes, Filipino fans, made sure that the national team wouldn’t feel like the “away” squad. WITH A REPORT FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia. Photo from Fiba.comThe “best fans in the world” descended on Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, giving Gilas Pilipinas a homecourt feel during its Fiba Asia World Cup qualifier group stage match against Australia Thursday.Arie Estrella, a long-time resident Down Under who traces her roots to Nueva Ecija, was among the Filipino-Australians who trooped to the venue to support Gilas Pilipinas and found the overall atmosphere amusing.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Unfortunately for the 21-year-old Aragon, she fought on the defensive early against her Indonesian foe, struggling to recover from a 3-6 deficit in the second round as she settled for a silver medal in the women’s bantamweight division.Despite the defeat, Aragon’s was the second silver medal bagged by the Philippine taekwondo team, increasing the sport’s haul to seven medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Rhezie Aragon fought the good fight, but in the end, fell to Mariska Halinda of Indonesia, 4-9, in the gold medal match of the women’s 53kg division in taekwondo in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hall 1.With only three competitors in the weight class, Aragon was instantly slotted in the Finals while Halinda had to fight off Malaysian bet Jasmin Nabilla to earn the right to face the Filipina jin. ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Takahashi finally gets to be No. 1 View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgIndia produced a disciplined allround performance to notch up a convincing seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in a rain-affected second one-day International and also take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here.Virat Kohli (81) played a stellar hand in first partnering opener Parthiv Patel (56) for 120-run second wicket stand and then withstanding the little tremor induced by the rain breaks.Chasing 241 to win, India were 100 for one in 22 overs when a sharp passing shower made the square unfit to play for 85 minutes. The rain break reduced the visitors innings to 37 overs and the target was revised to 183, implying they needed 83 runs from 90 deliveries.India achieved the target comfortably losing the wickets of Parthiv Patel (56) and Virat Kohli (81) in 33.4 overs.Earlier, India restricted West Indies to 240 for nine after skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to field at the Queen’s Park Oval.Amit Mishra (4/31) and Munaf Patel (3/35) struck in the late moments to stop the runflow and trigger a collapse after the Caribbeans went off to a good start.For the hosts, Ramnaresh Sarwan (56) and Lendl Simmons (53) cracked individual half-centuries up the order but their middle-order crumbled, slipping from 175 for three in 34 overs to 229 for nine in 48.5 overs.(REOPENS FGN 1) Chasing the revised target, Patel left early, caught behind off a tickle, but Kohli held firm and was well supported by stand-in skipper Suresh Raina (26) who brought an early end to the innings.India were off to a poor start when left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan (3) guided a Ravi Rampaul delivery into the hands of gully fielder.advertisementBut Kohli was in his element from the very start and rarely hit the ball in the air, a contrast with Parthiv Patel who scooped and flicked in vacant places at will.Kohli completed his 2000 runs in ODI internationals with a sweep off Devendra Bishoo. It has taken him only 53 innings — the second fastest behind the joint record holder Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sourav Ganguly (52 innings each).None of the West Indian bowlers made any impression and the biggest flops were the local boys — Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo — who made little impression with either bat or ball.Patel, during his gritty knock, faced 64 balls and hit two fours and two sixes.Kohli, who hit six fours and one six in his 103-ball innings, was finally dismissed in the last ball of the 31st over when looking for a six, he ended up holing out to Pollard off Bishoo at long-off.Raina’s brief cameo of runs came off 19 balls and contained one four and a six.Earlier, leg-spinner Mishra took four for 31 with his sharply turning leg-breaks to keep West Indies down to 240 for nine after the hosts had threatened to run up a bigger total at one stage.Munaf Patel (3 for 35) too played a good supporting hand as the West Indies lost six wickets for 48 runs in the final nine overs.An entertaining 36 for Marlon Samuels and a hectic eighth wicket 31-run stand between skipper Darren Sammy (22 not out) and Ravi Rampaul (14) gave the Caribbeans some momentum but in the end the total was not enough.Earlier, openers Simmons and Kirk Edwards (25) provided the perfect platform with 57 runs by the 13th over as they feasted on some rugged fielding and wayward bowling.Edwards’ first four flicked bowler Munaf Patel’s raised hand to go to long-on fence and the next one was crashed past covers in the fourth over.Moving into his stride, Edwards smote Praveen Kumar at the other end over mid-on, hurrying Indians to bring on leg-spinner Amit Mishra in the eighth over.Simmons survived a caught behind in the 10th over after Munaf Patel overstepped the bowling crease.Mishra was impressive from the word go but Simmons was confident enough to sweep him for four.Harbhajan Singh, introduced in the 12th over, had a horrid start as he either bowled too wide or too full to go for 24 runs in his first two overs.There were two deliveries which spun past leg stump to go for wide fours and then Edwards launched into a ferocious hit straight down the ground for a six.Mishra gave Indians the first breakthrough after a sharply turning leg-break took the edge of Edwards’ bat to nestle into the gloves of Parthiv Patel.However, Simmons was unperturbed as he smacked Mishra over midwicket for a six and later dished out the same treatment to Yusuf Pathan to bring up his half century in the 25th over with the score reading 114 for one.advertisementNew man Sarwan and Simmons forged a 67-run partnership before the opener was departed in the 27th over in a rather ungainly manner when he rushed down the wicket and Patel stumped him off a wide delivery.Sarwan though had dropped anchor at the other end and once powerfully square cut Harbhajan to the fence and then deftly guided Munaf past vacant slips for four.His new partner Marlon Samuels was more aggressive as he stylishly drove Mishra to the cover fence and then pulled Yusuf behind square leg for another four.In this eventful over, he smote the next ball for a six but then was fooled by a slow wide floater to be out stumped.Sarwan then brought up his 37th ODI fifty with a boundary of Praveen Kumar but the right-handed batsman gifted his wicket away, hitting a rank full toss from Munaf Patel into the hands of the deep square leg fielder Amit Mishra.With Pollard next in line, West Indies asked for the batting powerplay at 192 for four in the 42nd overs and it turned out to be a disaster spell for them.Pollard survived three ball before his attempted sweep made him a leg-before candidate for naught. Bravo (8) stroked one in the deep as if to give catching practice to Harbhajan Singh and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh completely misjudged a googly from Mishra to be bowled.West Indies made 29 runs from the five overs of batting powerplay, losing three wickets.Skipper Sammy and Rampaul then freed their arms for some entertaining hits before Munaf ended the pyrotechnics of this pair with two wickets in his final over.Rampaul was caught in the deep and young Bishoo could only guide a rising delivery into the hands of the wicketkeeper.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Cherry Rondina has always played with a nuclear intensity, but she’s learned that she has to dial it down a bit for the benefit of her younger teammates.Rondina thought it’s best to tone her intensity down for a bit ahead of UST’s showdown with defending champion De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Rookie Lycha Ebon shows killer instinct this time in FEU win over UE Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Rondina and all the other Golden Tigresses sported hair buns in support of Alessandrini who’s recovering at UST Hospital.“These buns are for Amiga,” said Rondina.The 22-year-old Rondina finished with a game-high 19 points including two late ones that helped seal the win for the Golden Tigresses, who are now tied with La Salle and Far Eastern University for the third spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Rondina said that her sometimes volatile expression scares her teammates, so she knew she had to take it down a notch and that change paid dividends for the Golden Tigresses, who lambasted the  Lady Spikers, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17.“The way I play is really intense but they get a bit scared when I do that,” said Rondina in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “So during the game I went for a different approach and what I did was console them and just remind them that it’s okay to make mistakes because we can still get it back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“What I did was relax myself before comforting them because during games when I’m in the backline I myself freeze so I relaxed myself before talking to them.”The other reason why Rondina had to be a bit calmer is the absence of Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini, who is sidelined with a knee injury.center_img View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata has already expressed their willingness to host the IndianPremier League final with Bangalore also being in the fray to hold thesummit clash of season nine. In case BCCI fails to get a stay order on Bombay High Court’s verdict of shifting 13 matches in May out of drought-hit Maharashtra, the board would be forced to shift the final from Wankhede Stadium.  The CAB secretary Subir Ganguly yesterday said that Eden Gardens will be more than happy to host the final if BCCI decides to allocate the match to Kolkata.”We are not going to go up and say anything but in case BCCI wants Eden to host the final, we are always ready. Who will refuse an IPL final? The CAB has already organised two high-profile World Cup games (India vs Pakistan) and (World Cup final between West Indies and England) successfully,” Ganguly told PTI.While Bangalore and Kolkata can be gainers in terms of marquee matches, Kings XI Punjab could get to play their three ‘home’ matches scheduled in Nagpur in their original hometown of Mohali or at the picturesque Dharamsala. (IPL being targeted, says BCCI after HC shifts matches out of Maharashtra ) Ranchi and Cuttack are two venues, which have experience of hosting IPL games. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s hometown has hosted erstwhile Chennai Super Kings’ ‘home’ matches just like Cuttack has hosted KKR and Hyderabad as their second ‘home’.Raipur, which hosts two Daredevils matches and has a capacity of 50,000 plus could also turn out to be an option.advertisementChennai’s Chepauk under the aegis of TNCA could have been one venue but they still have the problem regarding three stands where no tickets can be sold as it does not have the necessary clearance.While BCCI is expected to appeal in the Supreme Court for a stay order, the top brass is currently bracing up with a contingency plan.The two safest options for BCCI are Kolkata’s Eden Gardens where the final can be held on May 29. While Bangalore is already hosting the first qualifier, Kolkata can also host the Eliminator. (Eden Gardens ready to host IPL final, says CAB official )The main factor that can swing it in Eden’s favour is the capacity of 67,000 people compared to 25,000 at the Chinnaswamy. From the franchise’s end, Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua said that they are awaiting instructions from the BCCI. Daredevils will have three of their matches shifted in case BCCI does not get a stay order.”At this point we don’t have any information about what are the possible venues. We are awaiting instructions from BCCI,” said Dua.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

first_imgLegendary Brazilian footballer Pele described his country’s historic first Olympic men’s football triumph as the “perfect ending” to the Rio Games. (Rio Olympics – Full Coverage)Pele played an integral role in three of Brazil’s five World Cup triumphs, but the nation had never tasted Olympic glory prior to Saturday’s final meeting with Germany at the Maracana Stadium. (Neymar leads Brazil to Olympic glory with maiden football Gold)Brazil’s captain Neymar scored from a free-kick as the match was undecided 1-1 after regulation time. He then sealed Brazil’s win converting the fifth penalty in a 5-4 shoot-out victory. (Neymar quits captaincy after leading Brazil to maiden Olympic Gold)”I have so many memories from Maracana, and today a new one was created. What a perfect ending to the Olympic games,” Pele tweeted after the win on Saturday.”Brazil showed excellence both on and off the field. #GOLD #BRA #Olympics,” the 75-year-old added.Success for the home nation prompted a huge outpouring of joy at the Maracana, with Neymar – member of the team that lost the 2012 Olympic final to Mexico – in tears after sealing the gold medal.last_img read more

first_imgMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — FIFA has taken temporary control of the Uruguayan soccer federation because of governance concerns as the country campaigns with Argentina and Paraguay to host the 2030 World Cup.FIFA said officials decided Tuesday to appoint a “normalization committee” that will run the federation, known as AUF, until Feb. 28, 2019.The intervention follows the AUF’s president, Wilmar Valdez, quitting a day before he was to stand for re-election last month. The vote was put on hold.FIFA says the electoral process “is not in accordance with the requirements of transparency as outlined in the FIFA and CONMEBOL statutes.”CONMEBOL, the main South American soccer body, says there is “a lack of assurances” in AUF’s electoral process.FIFA and CONMEBOL stressed the “normalization committee” will run the daily business of the association, adapt AUF’s statutes to international standards and organize its elections.Marcelo de Leon, the president of Uruguay’s referee association, told radio Sport that the intervention was requested by his colleagues, professional footballers and players of the national team.Several Uruguay players used their social media channels to share a letter in support to FIFA’s decision, saying it would bring “transparency, democracy and plurality to AUF.” They asked for a corruption probe to examine decisions made by the AUF over the last 20 years.In contrast, Uruguay’s government said FIFA has no right to intervene in the association.“There cannot be an international body intervening in a national body,” Education and Culture Minister Maria Julia Munoz said at a news conference. She said it is her ministry’s role to oversee whether private entities like AUF act in accordance with their own statutes or not.Uruguay stepped up its campaign to host the World Cup in South America in 2030 by holding events in Moscow during this year’s tournament.FIFA has yet to outline the formal bidding process for the 2030 World Cup.The postponement of the AUF vote came amid a corruption probe that has caused commotion in the South American country.Authorities are investigating whether there are recordings of Valdez discussing bribes to soccer executives and government officials during the purchase of lighting and security cameras for Uruguay’s stadiums.The 53-year-old Valdez became the AUF’s president in 2014 after his predecessor Sebastian Bauza resigned.Valdez’ temporary substitute is Edgar Welker, who accused FIFA of making the decision based on imprecise information given by CONMEBOL, the South American soccer body.The AUF is expected to decide soon whether it will extend the contract of coach Oscar Tabarez, who has led the national team for 12 years, taking it to three straight World Cups. He also lifted the 2011 Copa America for the Celeste.Tabarez is not expected to be on the bench on Sept. 7 when Uruguay faces Mexico in Houston.By LEONARDO HABERKORN , Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini surprised by Everton strugglesby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he’s surprised by Everton’s early season struggles.The Blues currently find themselves in the relegation zone after eight matches of the campaign despite being handed what looked to be a relatively favourable early fixture list.Pellegrini said, “[Surprised by their position?] Maybe, yes. They have very good players and a team that is very strong every year.”I suppose I expected them to not be in that position in the table.”Because we won that game last season, it is in that moment we played in the way we wanted to. We want the same result again this time as well.”It is difficult to analyse their situation. Last season we beat them there when we were in a position that they are now.”Games are always different though, I am sure we will find an Everton with high pace and looking to get better results than their last games.” last_img read more

first_img Reuters BirminghamJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 18:21 IST Pant made his debut in Sunday’s loss to England, scoring 32 (AP)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant made 32 against England on SundayPant is likely hold his place in the playing 11 after Vijay Shankar was ruled out of the World CupSanjay Bangar feels that the left handed Pant will come handy in the middle oversIndia will persist with Rishabh Pant at number four in the batting order to avail the left-right advantage in the middle overs, assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said ahead of Tuesday’s Cricket World Cup group match against Bangladesh.The twice champions were left without a left-hander in the top half of their batting order after a fractured finger ended opened Shikhar Dhawan’s World Cup.Pant was flown in as Dhawan’s replacement and the 21-year-old finally made his debut in Sunday’s loss to England, scoring 32 after some nervous running between the wickets early in his knock.”I felt he had a decent innings,” Bangar told reporters at Edgbaston. “He got 32 and played a couple of good shots, got a partnership going (with Hardik Pandya), so we’re going to persist with him.”All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who was originally picked in the squad to bat at number four, has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing World Cup with a toe injury, the team said on Monday.”The team management was feeling the absence of a left-hander since Shikhar got injured,” Bangar said, explaining the decision to send Pant ahead of Pandya on Sunday.”It was a ploy to use right-left combination in the middle overs to upset the bowling plans. I feel because of that Adil Rashid could not bowl the number of overs he’d have usually bowled.”Known for his six-hitting prowess, Pant hit a century in an Oval test last year and also smashed an unbeaten 159 against Australia in Sydney in January.advertisementSunday’s match was only his sixth one-day international but Bangar said the time Pant spent with the World Cup squad has prepared him for the challenges ahead.”He’s spent close to two weeks with us now. He has done well at the international level, especially in the test format. The one-day format is slightly newer to him,” said Bangar, who played 12 tests and 15 ODIs for India.”We’re trying to help him with the various mindsets and the roles that come with the middle order job, and the importance of the right-left combination… so straightaway he can put the pressure back on the spinners.”It can help the team in a big way. On those lines, we’ve been communicating with him.”India, second in the table with 11 points, need a victory in their final two group matches to qualify for the semi-finals.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Kedar Jadhav likely to be dropped over lack of intent vs EnglandAlso Read | You all wanted Rishabh Pant to play, there he is at No. 4: Rohit Sharma’s epic reply to journalistFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Rishabh PantFollow Vijay Shankar World Cup 2019: We’ll persist with Rishabh Pant at No. 4, says Sanjay BangarRishabh Pant who replaced Vijay Shankar at No. 4 in the Indian batting order against England, is likely to continue at the position after the latter was ruled out of the World Cup 2019 with a toe injury.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights The Minister added that he is particularly happy for the people of Good Hope, noting that there will certainly be trickled-down benefits for the community and, by extension, the town of Falmouth. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government is playing its part in improving the tourism product by supporting quality attractions such as Chukka. Marc Melville, Chukka’s Director of Group Revenue and New Development, said the company is committed to maintaining an authentic Jamaican and Caribbean product of the highest standard. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government is playing its part in improving the tourism product by supporting quality attractions such as Chukka.Addressing tourism stakeholders at the grand opening of the Chukka Good Hope Adventure Park in Good Hope, Trelawny, on September 26, Dr. Chang said the infrastructural work being carried out in Falmouth is a testament to the Government’s commitment to ensuring that the town’s  aesthetic appeal is given a boost.“We are getting the quality investments, so we have to ensure that the framework is also provided,” he said.The Minister added that he is particularly happy for the people of Good Hope, noting that there will certainly be trickled-down benefits for the community and, by extension, the town of Falmouth.“The owners have personally expressed to me the high number of local community workers that are employed at the attraction,” Dr. Chang said.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chukka Caribbean Adventures, John Byles, said the secret to his company’s success is very easy.“Our business model is simply to partner with property owners to host the range of Chukka attractions across Jamaica and parts of the Caribbean,” he noted.“The profit-share arrangement we have with landowners has served to achieve Chukka’s objective of showcasing the best properties and natural attractions in Jamaica and parts of the Caribbean,” Mr. Byles said.He pointed out that Good Hope is a 2,000-acre sugar plantation and riverside attraction, representing a US$4-million (J$520-million) investment made over 18 months.“This is the latest in an ongoing build-out of Chukka’s 10 Jamaican attractions and overseas locations in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Belize,” he added.The new adventure park includes a 300-foot water slide, a 50-foot waterfall and a river walk area along a section of the Martha Brae. Other activities at Good Hope include a rainforest zip line, driving ATVs, gem mining for children, river tubing, kayaking, and visiting a bird aviary as well as tours of the great house built around 1755.Marc Melville, Chukka’s Director of Group Revenue and New Development, said the company is committed to maintaining an authentic Jamaican and Caribbean product of the highest standard.Meanwhile, the company’s Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Rallana Davis, pointed out that the various Chukka properties offer a variety of fun-filled experiences all over Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Belize.“In Jamaica, Chukka operates other properties at Lethe Estate on the Hanover/St. James border; Sandy Bay in Hanover; the Montpelier Jungle Outpost in St. James; Mayfield Falls in Westmoreland; and Cranbrook Rainforest Gardens, the original Chukka Cove location, White River Valley; and zip-lining over the Dunn’s River Falls  in St. Ann,” she added.last_img read more

first_imgThe Sydney Tar Ponds project celebrated local women’s leadership in the trades and technology fields today, March 19, at a special symposium held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. About 100 people, including representatives from local businesses, not-for-profit organizations and education, attended the symposium, which featured networking, discussions and presentations from women working in trades and technologies. Guest speakers included Stephanie MacInnis Langley, the executive director of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and Anna Marenick, human resources manager with Irving Shipbuilding. “This project has been extremely successful in advancing the role of women in the trades and technology industry,” said Marilyn More, Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “With the province attracting more employers and more jobs than any time in our history, the time is now to increase and advance more women in the trades and technology careers.” The federal and provincial governments, partners on the cleanup project, have been supporting a number of employment and training initiatives for women in Cape Breton. They have supported non-profit organizations specializing in education and career development, as well as funding internship and scholarship programs for young women training for careers in trades and technology. “By creating training and employment opportunities for women in trades and technology, the government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia are empowering women,” said Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and Minister for Status of Women. “In doing this, the government partners are also strengthening families and the communities in Cape Breton, while supporting economic growth and paving the way for future leaders.” As part of the symposium, innovative leadership awards were presented to representatives from Techsploration, the Ann Terry Society, and Women Unlimited Cape Breton for recognition of their successes in promoting women’s leadership in the trades and technology industry.last_img read more

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Securities Commission says it has won a court decision in Nevada that enforces a $21.7-million order against a man accused of defrauding his Canadian clients.It says it is the first time a court in the United States has recognized an order from the B.C. commission.The commission says Michael Lathigee committed fraud over a decade ago by raising millions from almost 700 investors without telling them his company was in severe financial trouble.In 2014, it ordered Lathigee to repay the investors, pay a $15 million administrative penalty and permanently banned him from trading in securities in B.C.The commission says Lathigee moved from Vancouver to Las Vegas, prompting it to go to court in Nevada to enforce the order.It says in a news release that Lathigee has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Nevada and that it is working with its legal counsel to determine its next steps.“We’ve done everything in our power to collect from Michael Lathigee, because if we collect, we can return money to his victims,” Doug Muir, the commission’s director of enforcement, said in the release. “This decision sends a strong message that people can’t just leave the country to avoid the consequences of their wrongdoing.” The Canadian Press read more

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Clara WolteringŽRK Budućnost ← Previous Story Odorhei and CSM Bucuresti race leaders in Romania Next Story → Golden League in Paris Bercy a week before EHF EURO 2016 start One of the most dominant EHF CL trophy parties has been seen last May in Budapest during the Women’s EHF Champions League Final4, where ŽRK Budućnost smashed all their rivals for the second title in the club’s history. “The wall”, German goalkeepeer Clara Woltering decided to come back home after four years in Podgorica, she, now, plays for Borrusia Dortmund, but the rumour from Montenegrian media is that 32-years old goalie prepares for her second come-back to Buducnost next January.ŽRK Budućnost have promising Croatian goalie Marta Žderić between the posts, but with arrival of Woltering, Dragan Adzic roster could be again unbeatable for all European rivals.PHOTO: ŽRK Budućnost FB Page read more

first_imgAUTHORITIES IN CHICAGO have released a series of images of a woman they believe discarded a small, sickly alligator at O’Hare International Airport earlier this month.Security footage shows the woman boarding a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train just after 1 am on 1 November, carrying the reptile under her arm.She’s seen chatting on the phone with the alligator in her hand and on her knee before she leaves the train at O’Hare an hour later.She’s later spotted boarding a train near the airport around 2.45 am without the alligator.The two-foot-long reptile was captured hours later after a maintenance worker found it under an escalator at Terminal 3.It was trapped under a rubbish bin until a handler came to catch it.Nicknamed “Allie” by a local rescue group, the reptile is being rehabilitated by volunteers at the Chicago Herpetalogical Society.The CTA is asking anyone who might be able to identify the woman to get in touch with them.-Additional reporting by Emer Mc LysaghtLook: Really, Dublin airport?Read: Trinity College’s new sculpture is being compared to a giant sex toy (NSFW)Read: Would you return €70k you found in a desk bought online?>last_img read more

first_imgTHE IRISH FARMERS’ ASSOCIATION (IFA) is currently holding an emergency meeting to discuss proposed changes to payments given to farmers through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).On Monday, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney signalled success in talks with European Union agriculture ministers, who he said broadly supported most proposals tabled by the Irish Presidency.However the IFA has said that the proposed changes to the way in which direct payments are distributed will have serious consequences for Irish farmers.Speaking to TheJournal.ie this afternoon Deputy President of the IDA Eddie Downey said the national council called the emergency meeting because they “feel that the minister is letting us down with these negotiations”.“He travelled round the country putting forward proposals that he said would protect active farmers and now he has abandoned those active farmers,” he said. “The active farmers are the ones that will continue to farm into today.”Downey said farmers on the average payment of around €250 per hectare are looking at cuts of between 40 and 60 per cent of their payments and for some livestock farmers that represents 100 per cent of their income.“There is a positive vibe out there for farming, young people want to come into it but if they don’t see the benefits they’ll emmigrate,” he said.“Coveney feels he’s being listened to but if he is then the outcomes would reflect that and the outcomes we see coming from the meetings do not reflect the stated aims of the minister. He needs to push harder.”In the meeting this afternoon Downey said the national council will put together a plan of action to “concentrate the minds” of the general public and the European Union.“The public are important to us and we think we’re important to them so we want to let them know that farmers are in trouble and let those in Europe know that while the minsiter appears happy, we most certainly are not,” he added.Related: Coveney welcomes ‘step forward’ in CAP reform negotiations>last_img read more