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Ind vs Eng: Embattled Dhoni hopes for better batting show

first_imgIndia were left grappling with injury worries ahead of the crucial second Test against England with pace spearhead Zaheer Khan being ruled out after failing to recover from the hamstring injury and opener Gautam Gambhir a doubtful starter -still struggling with his elbow injury.Injuries have been an issue for India for some time and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni rued the fact that it’s been rare when he has been able to field a fullstrength team in Tests.”As a side, we have constantly faced this problem. Whenever we play, we are not at full strength. It has happened constantly,” he said on the eve of the Trent Bridge Test.India’s batsmen scored under 300 runs in both innings at Lord’s and Dhoni expected them to show a huge improvement in the second Test.”It not just an individual. What we need is stands. Partnerships of 50-100 runs really help the innings go along,” Dhoni said.”It’s also important that batsmen convert their starts but it’s not that they don’t try it. The lower half must put a price on their wickets and even 40-60 runs from them is very helpful. We have done so in the past and we will come back to give our best,” he added.The wicketkeeper stressed that India need to do well in the first innings to make a match of it. ” It’s important we do well in the first innings. It’s been shown that once a team takes a 100- 120 run lead, it becomes a very difficult situation to make a comeback in the match,” he said.advertisementIndia are in danger of losing their number one Test ranking, but Dhoni said he couldn’t be overtly concerned about it.”If you enjoy the sport, the ratings take care of itself. It’s a constant process, nobody owns number one rankings. How you get there is important and once there, it’s difficult to maintain.” Dhoni acknowledged that his team gets better as a series progresses and are never really at their best at the start of it.”We have seen our batsmen, bowlers, fielders improve as they get used to conditions,” he said.Watch OutJames AndersonEngland pacer James Anderson is in no mood to underestimate India and believes the world No 1 Test team has the ability to make a strong comeback following their humiliating 196-run loss in the series opener at Lord’s.”If you look at their team sheet, it is a daunting lineup. They had the misfortune of Zaheer Khan pulling up early on, but they will come back strongly,” Anderson said on Thursday. “But hopefully we can continue the good work in the next three games,” he added.The 28-year-old pace spearhead, who picked up five for 65 in India’s second innings to script England’s win in the 2000th Test in history, was thrilled with the perfect team performance.”It was a great game for us. Kevin Pietersen getting a double hundred, Matt Prior getting a hundred. It was a matter of patience for us in an attempt to get ten wickets. We had confidence that we could bowl them out,” Anderson said.”They have fantastic batters, a world class line-up who could quite easily bat through the day. That’s why patience was the key,” he added.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

WATCH: Mason Rudolph Connects with James Washington for 82-yard score

first_imgOn the last play of the third quarter with the Cowboys up just three, Mike and Mike rolled the dice going deep and Mason Rudolph delivered.Mason Rudolph found his connection with his go-to target James Washington right down the seam to go 82-yards for the score. Check out the full video below: If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Iowa Cornerback Announces Transfer Decision

first_imgIowa football players run onto the field.TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 28: The Iowa Hawkeyes run out onto the field before the Insight Bowl against the Missouri Tigers at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona. The Hawkeyes defeated the Tigers 27-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Iowa football ended the season on a high-note, with a blowout win over Illinois, and a dramatic victory against rival Nebraska. With the regular season wrapped up, the Hawkeyes are losing a young player in cornerback Joshua Turner to transfer, however.Turner, a Delray Beach, Fla. native, was a member of Iowa’s 2017 recruiting class.247Sports’ composite rankings had him as the No. 1524 player in the country. He was the No. 160 cornerback in the class, and the No. 219 player in the state.While the rankings don’t blow you away, Turner did have other big programs after him. Boston College, Purdue, and Wisconsin were among his other offers, and he also had them from top local Group of Five teams like UCF and USF.After playing in every game for Iowa football this season, Joshua Turner will transfer.He made the announcement on— joshua turner (@Joshyturner_) November 27, 2018As noted by Go Iowa Awesome, Turner’s contributions were primarily on special teams this season. He finished the regular season with five total tackles.When it came to injuries at his position, some younger players on the Hawkeye roster got the shot to play in the defensive backfield ahead of Turner.Iowa finished the season with an 8-4 record, and in second place in the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes will be heading to a blow for the sixth straight season.last_img read more

What am I going to say in that room Mother to visit

first_imgBarbara Suggashie in her hotel room before starting the next leg of her walk Tuesday. Photo: Willow Fiddler.Kenneth Jackson and Willow FiddlerAPTN NewsBarbara Suggashie takes one last look in the mirror and adjusts her hair.She then pauses and stares at the woman looking back at her.It’s a woman who is slowly changing.And she heads out the door of her hotel room to start walking.“I was talking to my husband about this for a long time,” says Suggashie, 36.Most people driving by don’t know her or why she is walking along Highway 17 west of Dryden, Ont.They also don’t know the iPod she is using to listen to music belonged to her daughter, Kanina Sue Turtle.There’s a video on there, too – Kanina, 15, used the iPod to film her suicide inside a Sioux Lookout foster home.It’s that home that Suggashie is walking to.She’s seen it from the road but has never gone in.Barbara Suggashie with her son, Winter. Submitted photo.A couple weeks ago she decided to start the journey in Red Lake with her son Winter who is 12.It’s about 320 kilometres from Red Lake to Sioux Lookout.It’s a walk for suicide awareness but also for a mother needing closure.“It ruined my life,” says Suggashie. “I decided I wanted to walk to Sioux Lookout and go do a closure.”What she will say in the room where Kanina died hasn’t come to her yet.“It’s kind of hard to let go of something you care about and loved,” she says. “I’m just kind of nervous, what I am going to say, say in that room.”Watch Kenneth Jackson’s story on Barbara Suggashie’s journey. Kanina had been in the child welfare system for several years.Until she filmed her death inside the home owned and operated by Tikinagan Child and Family Services.An APTN News investigation found Kanina was clearly suicidal, yet left alone for 45 minutes before a Tikinagan worker noticed she was gone.Suggashie says Tikinagan has never told how Kanina was left alone for so long.APTN has viewed the video and previously reported a worker comes into the room and says what sounds like “Kanina, take my hand.”She then lays Kanina’s lifeless body on the floor, which isn’t visible in the video and leaves the room. She returns quickly talking on a cellphone with emergency personnel. She also appears to try to resuscitate Kanina by pumping air into her lungs with a plastic device.But it’s futile. Too much time has passed.“She’s gone,” the woman says as a baby can be heard crying from another room.Within minutes sirens are heard and paramedics arrive.“No pulse,” one of them is heard saying.Kanina Sue Turtle is in this undated photo from Facebook.Four days before Kanina killed herself, she was in the hospital for self-harming according to a video she posted on her Facebook account.It’s a recording of a live video where Kanina filmed what appears to be a Tikinagan worker sitting in a chair in the hospital room as they wait to be seen by a doctor.The unidentified woman talks on a mobile phone explaining to someone she is at the hospital with Kanina and how her shift is ending soon.Turtle begins the video by showing her injuries and says very little, other than she is bored.The worker agrees it is boring and notices there is no television to watch.“So quit cutting yourself so you don’t have to come here,” the woman says on Oct. 25, 2016.Kanina then turns the camera to the woman who is looking down at her phone.Kanina’s Facebook account gave many hints of her deteriorating mental state in the days leading up to her death.“(I don’t know) what to do anymore,” she wrote Oct. 24, 2016. “Just gunna give up on everything.”She had multiple hospital visits in the days leading up to her death and was walking around with bruising on her neck.A video on her Facebook posted Oct. 27, 2016, that was recorded live, shows the bruised outline of a noose across her neck.Then on Oct. 28, a day before her death, she attempted again and also filmed that.APTN has viewed that video.“I don’t know what to do anymore,” Kanina says. “I’m sorry for what … umm… I’m going to do.”The video is just over a minute when she stops recording. She didn’t say anything in the video of her death.Kanina’s death is being reviewed by the chief coroner of Ontario that is looking into 11 deaths of children in the child welfare system, seven of which were Indigenous.The review was sparked after the coroner found issues in each of the deaths ranging from lack of proper care to untrained foster home staff.That review is expected to be complete this summer.Photo: Willow FiddlerAs Suggashie and her son walk to Sioux Lookout a van follows close behind driven by a Tikinagan worker.The agency is also covering costs of hotel rooms.But Tikinagan still won’t say what went wrong in that home the day Kanina died.“I don’t know what the problem is with this Tikinagan. They are just hiding something. That’s what I think. That’s what my family thinks,” says Suggashie.APTN has repeatedly asked Tikinagan what happened but a spokesperson has maintained it can’t respond for respect of the family’s privacy.Tikinagan has never responded to questions. It suspected Kanina was also in a suicide pact.Tikinagan did warn APTN Tuesday about filming the home where Kanina died calling it a “safe haven” for kids as it is still being used.But it was supposed to be Kanina’s safe haven.Kanina’s brother, Winter, says he misses his sister.“I miss her giggles,” he says.Barbara Suggashie walking along Hwy. 17 just west of Dryden Tuesday. Photo: Kenneth JacksonThere’s another purpose to the walk for Suggashie who wants to prove something Tikinagan.“I wanted to show them how much, how much I loved my daughter,” she says.So she and her son keep going to Sioux Lookout where she hopes to find a way to keep going.Not only for her but for her other four kids who will be waiting for her when they are expected to arrive around Saturday.kjackson@aptn.cawfiddler@aptn.calast_img read more

Stelco files for IPO to fund enhancement of steelmakers production capabilities

first_imgHAMILTON – Stelco Holdings Inc. says it has filed a preliminary prospectus for an initial public offering of common shares.The Hamilton-based steel company says it intends to use the net proceeds of the IPO to develop new products and enhance the company’s production capabilities.It will also use proceeds to fund early payment to certain pension and other post-employment benefits trusts, as well as for general corporate purposes including additional capital investments.Stelco says it has not determined the number of shares to be sold and the price per share.last_img read more

Protest over VAT in Ampara police deployed following claims of threats

A protest was staged in Ampara today by some traders over the 15 percent VAT increase.The police was deployed to the area following claims some traders were threatened to join the protest. Government officials in the area said that the protest was a failure as most traders did not support the protest.Similar protests were held in other parts of the country as well recently with traders closing their shops. (Colombo Gazette)

Most ITAK members want Mavai as TNAs CM candidate

A deep rift has since emerged between Wigneswaran and the TNA and as a result the TNA will not back Wigneswaran for re-election. (Colombo Gazette) ITAK is the main alliance member of the TNA and Senathirajah was the initial choice of the TNA at the last Northern Provincial Council elections. Most members of the Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi want Mavai Senathirajah to be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) at the next Northern Provincial Council elections.TNA Parliamentarian S. Sridharan said that while a decision has not been taken yet on the Chief Ministerial candidate, most ITAK members prefer Senathirajah. However the TNA eventually decided to nominate C.V Wigneswaran who later won the elections and was made Chief Minister. read more

UN and partners agree to focus on Kosovos economy security and Belgrade

In a statement issued on Monday’s talks, Mr. Annan said there was “broad agreement” among participants on what should be done to help Kosovo chart its way forward.The Secretary-General, his Special Representative Søren Jessen-Petersen and Norwegian Ambassador Kai Eide – who conducted a UN probe of the political implications of the violence in March – spoke with officials from the European Union (EU), NATO, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and key countries.In his statement, Mr. Annan stressed the importance of the “standards process,” a scheme supervised by the UN requiring Kosovo to meet certain goals – such as holding free and fair elections, and establishing an impartial legal system – before a decision can be made on its final status.The UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has moved to transfer some responsibilities to the presidency, the government and the Kosovo Assembly, which collectively form the provisional institutions of self-government.Mr. Annan said he would work with UNMIK to identify further areas of responsibility that can be transferred, but the provisional institutions needed to be more accountable and more consistent.At least 19 people were killed and hundreds of homes and cultural or religious sites were damaged or destroyed in mid-March during violent attacks targeted at Kosovo’s minority communities, especially the Serbs.Kosovo has been under UNMIK administration since June 1999 after members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization drove Yugoslav troops out amid fighting between the province’s Albanian and Serbian communities. read more

Energy East hearings begin in New Brunswick

CALGARY – The National Energy Board is set to begin cross-Canada hearings today into the Energy East Pipeline.The first hearings will be held in New Brunswick, where there has been fierce and sometimes violent protest in the past over oil and gas development.A three-member panel is in Saint John this week, where the oil that would be sent through the proposed 45-hundred-kilometre project would be refined.In all, 337 members of the public are scheduled to give their take on a pipeline that has sparked intense debate between those who believe the project is vital for economic growth and others who oppose it on environmental grounds.In 2013 a protest in New Brunswick against shale gas exploration turned violent when some started throwing Molotov cocktails at police cars.Hearings will be held in nine other cities, including Calgary in early November, and will wrap up in Kingston, Ontario in December.The board must make a recommendation on the project to the federal government by March of 2018. Energy East Pipeline by Jonathan Muma Posted Aug 8, 2016 8:17 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Energy East hearings begin in New Brunswick read more

Ohio State womens soccer team splits a pair of Big Ten road

OSU freshman midfielder Sarah Roberts (10) controls the ball during a game against Bucknell on Sept. 13 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 2-0. Credit: Carlee Frank / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s soccer team hit the road for a set of games, collecting a victory at Iowa and a loss at Nebraska. The Buckeyes traveled to Iowa City, Iowa, for a Friday evening matchup, beating the Hawkeyes 3-1. Junior forward Nichelle Prince was responsible for two of the Buckeyes’ three goals.Prince connected on her first strike in the 34th minute after she dribbled past a duo of Hawkeye defenders and launched the ball 25 yards out that slammed into the bottom of the crossbar before getting past Iowa’s goalkeeper.Within the next two minutes, however, the Hawkeyes answered when senior forward Brooke Backes shot one past OSU redshirt junior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker off of an assist from junior defender Rachele Armand. OSU headed into halftime with a 10-5 advantage in total shots, including a 6-1 edge in shots on goal.Sophomore midfielder Nikki Walts was the next to put a point on the board for the Buckeyes when she converted a free kick from 20 yards out.The Scarlet and Gray then put the game away when Walts found Prince in the 84th minute to give the Buckeyes a 3-1 victory.Looking to continue its winning ways, OSU traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, for a Sunday afternoon tilt, in which the Buckeyes fell to the Cornhuskers 2-0. The Cornhuskers got off to a hot start that was too much for the Buckeyes to recover from.Junior midfielder/forward Courtney Claasen found the back of the net just five minutes into the game, as she slotted one past McVicker from the right side. Two minutes later, Nebraska registered its second and final goal of the game.OSU held a 15-13 advantage in total shots — 8-6 on goal — but was unable to find the back of the net as Nebraska sophomore goalkeeper Erika Johnson kept a clean sheet to preserve the victory.The Scarlet and Gray emerge from the weekend at 6-3-2 on the season and 1-2-1 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes are next scheduled to travel to Champaign, Illinois, on Friday to play the Illinois Fighting Illini. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. read more

Football Binjimen Victor steps up after Macks injury

Ohio State junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) catches a pass in the second half of the game against Purdue on Oct. 20. Ohio State lost 49-20. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorNext man up.It’s been the mentality of the defensive line, with the loss of junior All-American defensive end Nick Bosa for the rest of the season. The Ohio State secondary has needed the phrase as well, with redshirt junior cornerback Damon Arnette failing to make the trip to Purdue last Saturday because of injury. Now, that phrase has made its way to the offense. Junior wide receiver Austin Mack suffered a foot injury in the second half of Saturday’s 49-20 loss to Purdue. On his weekly radio show, head coach Urban Meyer called Mack’s ailment a “fluke injury,” saying it was a non-contact injury and he was “twisted wrong on the field.” However, Meyer did give some hope, saying Mack could be back in time for postseason play. But moving forward, it’s back to the “next man up” mentality. In Mack’s absence, junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor will take the majority of his snaps in his place. Through eight games, Victor has 236 yards on 14 catches, recording three touchdown receptions. Even though Ohio State has older depth at the wide receiver position, with redshirt senior wide receivers Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin splitting time at the other receiver slot, offensive coordinator Ryan Day said its Victor’s time to shine. “Ben’s got to step up and he’s now got to mature into a role where he’s going to be the starter over there,” Day said. However, that does not mean that McLaurin and DIxon will not be there to help in terms of picking up Mack’s production. Day said Ohio State has older players that know the offensive system very well, saying he will move some guys around if necessary. But Victor is not the only one with a statement to make in the absence of Mack. After recording two catches for 27 yards in three games during his true freshman season, now-sophomore wide receiver Jaylen Harris, a former four-star prospect, will have increased playing time with Mack shelved. Day called Mack’s injury Harris’ time to step up, calling for more from the Cleveland native. In four games this season, Harris has recorded two catches for 22 yards, bringing in one 16-yard catch against Oregon State. Meyer said Mack’s injury will also give freshman wide receiver Chris Olave, who has recorded two catches for 14 yards this season, an opportunity to get more playing time as well. However, make no mistake, Day and Meyer both agree that Victor is a starting receiver as Mack gets healthy. This is something Victor has been striving for ever since he got to Ohio State. Victor has shown it in bursts, bringing in two catches for 55 yards and a touchdown against Penn State and five catches for 67 yards against Purdue. After the 2018 Spring Game, Meyer highlighted the expectation he had of Victor going into the fall. “That’s one of the most talented receivers we have ever had,” Meyer said. “It’s consistency and the fight in those kind of things because when he does, it’s fun to watch.”Now, Victor is not the next man up. He is the man. read more

London Bridge attackers final WhatsApp message revealed

first_imgLondon terror attacker Khuram Butt reportedly worked at Westminster Tube station and had access to tunnels under the Houses of Parliament, as revelations about his alleged links to the 7/7 attacks emerge.The killer was eventually sacked by the London Underground, not for his extremist views but for poor attendance.He also worked at Canada Water station in the Docklands, according to the Mail Online.The tabloid has a photograph, taken in May 2016, which shows him during his training period. In it, he poses in an orange hi-viz jacket and blue uniform.London Underground staff are trusted to keep the public safe, but the attacker had links to the 7/7 bomings Khuram Butt (left) pictured next to a police officer in central London circa 2015 Khuram Butt (left) pictured next to a police officer in central London circa 2015Credit: You Tube The final WhatsApp message of London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt has been revealed.According to The Mirror, the jihadist last used the messaging service on Wednesday at 6.59pm, three days before he wreaked havoc with two accomplices at Borough Market.On his profile, he wrote a message on his profile on 10 May which read : “ALLAH says (Quran 94:6) – Indeed, with hardship,comes ease.”He changed his profile picture to a message from the holy book of Islam, which read  “Speak justice, speak kindly, speak politely, speak fairly, speak gently, speak graciously, speak not in vain”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Times reports that he worked for a man accused of helping to train the July 7 bombing ringleader, and who was under investigation by police and MI5.According to the paper, Butt worked as an attendant at an all-Muslim gym in East London run by Sajeel Shahid, 41, a member of Anjem Choudary’s network, who allegedly helped to set up weapons training in Pakistan for the 7/7 bombers.last_img read more

Cleaning up weeds and bird sht can earn League of Ireland clubs

first_imgCleaning up weeds and bird sh*t can earn League of Ireland clubs over €20,000 John O’Sullivan, former Cork City chairman and Limerick CEO, on the importance of making fans feel welcome. Mar 10th 2017, 11:57 AM By John O’Sullivan 24,678 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 16 Comments Share Tweet Email LAST MONDAY MARKED the seventh anniversary of Cork City’s first game under supporter ownership.Eleven days after being awarded a First Division licence in 2010, we travelled to Derry with 13 players and earned a famous draw in front of a massive travelling support. It was one of my best nights in football. After all the challenges, it felt like we’d done at least a few things right. Cork City supporters at the Brandywell in March 2010 for their first game as a supporter-owned club. Source: Margaret McLaughlin/INPHOA week later I walked away from our first home game as a supporter-owned club with the opposite feeling. I felt we’d gotten the basics wrong. We’d lost to Waterford, had our captain red-carded and went behind to a questionable penalty, but none of that caused my unease.The first home game was a fantastic occasion. Our story was an engrossing one. It captured the imagination and the build-up to the game was fantastic. We had over 4,400 people in Turner’s Cross that night — for a First Division game — with kick-off delayed due to the crowd. The income from 4,400 fans established a strong financial position for the season given our very modest budget. Yet I felt we’d screwed up.About a half-hour before kick-off, with most of the key jobs done, I took a few minutes to stand back and watch the crowd streaming in. The buzz and the noise was incredible, but much of the noise was being generated by volunteers that I’d put in place. Supporters making their way into Turner’s Cross were greeted by a cordon of volunteers looking for money.Before supporters could get up the steps from the gate of Turner’s Cross, they had people in their faces selling programmes, selling scarves, selling membership of the supporters’ trust and selling raffle tickets. We had 4,400 people who had just parted with money outside the ground for their tickets and their first experience of the new ownership was a club with their hands out, straight away, looking for more. I felt embarrassed.Later I’d wonder how many of those who didn’t come back based it on their first impression of walking into the ground, rather than the result or the football. The initial experience when you walk into a stadium is vitally important and over my years working in football, my mind always went back to that opening night at Turner’s Cross. Consistently, we see infrastructure and comfort cited as reasons for low attendances at SSE Airtricity League grounds.Doing simple things well is vitally important. A lick of paint, clearing up weeds and making sure seats are free of bird shit are simple fixes. Making sure your ticket sellers and volunteers are welcoming, smiling and helpful is essential, especially when dealing with away supporters. A view of Dalymount Park before Bohemians’ game against Cork City last May. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOClubs in general don’t make enough of an effort to ensure the return of away supporters. When Limerick FC were in Thomond Park, we targeted that specifically and were successful. It helped, of course, that we had the venue to work from. We got it right pretty much straight away, with the visit of Shamrock Rovers to Thomond Park being viewed by those outside the club as our first big test.Before the game, we published information on the website for visiting supporters and we drilled into our own volunteers that the first interaction that the Rovers fans would have would be with them; that our job was to make them welcome so they’d want to come back for the second game later that season.On the night of the game I had lengthy discussions with the Gardaí, who had sent two public order units which would never be seen at a rugby match there. I eventually convinced them that their presence was antagonistic rather than helpful, and they agreed to stay out of sight.We made sure the bar was open despite protestations, that people were friendly, that the food was decent and that security was friendly. Any cans or bottles of beer we confiscated — there was a surprisingly large amount — were held back and returned after the match. We ensured a stack of programmes was available at the away stand.Chairman Pat O’Sullivan came over to mingle with the Rovers fans in the bar prior to kick-off and wish them good luck for the season. Despite having ‘experts’ telling us at every turn that our approach was wrong, we showed trust in the Rovers fans, ignored the rumours and guff about reputation. The trust was justified, as it would continue to be right through my time at Limerick. Limerick FC temporarily moved their home games to Thomond Park in 2013. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOI walked through the away section at half-time in that game on my way to the press box and was greeted by the late George Byrne, who had been at my table at the SFAI dinner a few months previously. He’d had a few and was enjoying himself. He thanked me for “not treating [Rovers fans] like animals” and leaving the bar open. We heard later that the Rovers AGM praised Limerick FC for their approach to the game.It’s as simple as treating fellow supporters and away fans as you’d like to be treated, and trusted, yourself. If every Premier Division League of Ireland club added 100 away fans to each home game over the course of a season, they’d add over €20,000 to their income.‘When people are putting you down it’s good to get one over on them’‘I wasn’t even thinking’ – Clarke on that ‘f***ing hell’ RTÉ interview Friday 10 Mar 2017, 11:57 AMlast_img read more

Emily Ratajkowski flaunts her assets in a skimpy crop top and underwear

first_imgEmily RatajkowskiInamorata Official InstagramEmily Ratajkowski is back on Instagram and we have to say, she sure knows how to turn up the heat. The model posted a series of sultry snaps where she flaunted her assets in a tiny crop top.Emily could be seen wearing nothing more than a crop top and underwear as she posed for the cameras. She stood by a door frame and gave the camera a sensuous look. The model can be seen sanding confidently as she flashed a hint of underboob, her washboard abs, and perky behind. ‘Heatwave,’ Emily captioned one of the photos, posted to Instagram.The post and the shoot were part of a promotion for Emily’s line of swimwear and intimates, Inamorata. Reportedly, the bikini bottoms Emily was wearing were from her collection, and she made sure to tag them in the photo.It is known that Inamorata Woman is a collaboration between Emily and her BFF Kat Mendenhall, and it features swimsuits, biker shorts, tank tops, lacy bralettes, and thong underwear. Emily looks stunning in the posts and she has her enviable curves on display.  Emily RatajkowskiInamorata Official InstagramEmily has previously been accused of being only a pretty face by haters and she has dealt with the criticism by clapping back at them. She reportedly spoke out about that misogyny in an interview with Vogue Australia.”The only argument that I think is sort of interesting is the conversation that somehow I’m playing into a patriarchal society by looking the way I look and capitalising [sic] on my sexiness,” she told the mag. “But I don’t really care if me wearing a crop top is somehow playing into some patriarchy, because it makes me feel good about myself, and I shouldn’t be limited on that. Making rules as to what a feminist should look like or wear is insane to me.”These snaps show that the haters aren’t getting to Emily Ratajkowski. You can check out the pics here:last_img read more

No evidence of my link with Zia Orphanage Trust Khaleda

first_imgBNP chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia appears in a Dhaka court to defend herself in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Photo: BNP/Prothom AloBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday told a Dhaka court that no one could produce any evidence of her link with Zia Orphanage Trust.The former prime minister was defending herself during the hearing of a graft case regarding Zia Orphanage Trust in the special judge court of Bakshibazar in Dhaka for the sixth day.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia alleged at the orders of vested quarters and with malicious intent, the investigating officer of the case has given false witness in court.The former prime minister also said the deposition given by the “investigating officer against me in court, is completely baseless, fabricated and motivated.”ACC’s deputy director Harun-or-Rashid, who on behalf of the anti-graft body filed the case in 2008, is the investigation officer of the case. He is also the Prosecutor Witness 1 (PW1).Speaking in the court, Khaleda said, “I want to state that as nothing was found against me in the report of 11.06.2008, PW1 Haroun-Ar-Rashid was unlawfully and with ill motives, appointed to carry out a reinvestigation. According to the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2004 and Anti-Corruption Commission Rules 2007, there is no legal provision for the same person to investigate repeatedly the same matter repeatedly.“PW1 is completely an interested witness. He is over enthusiastic. He is subservient to the Awami League government. He is the investigating officer, the the plaintiff and the case’s investigation officer. And so he did not carry out any neutral investigation or inquiry,” she said. The former prime minister alleged that despite not finding any evidence concerning her involvement, witness Harun-or-Rashid issued a “complete false statement” in his deposition, that, ‘former prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia during her tenure as prime minister from 1991 to 1996, opened a current account no. 5416 with the Sonali Bank, Ramna branch, in the name of an orphan fund’.Khaleda claimed certain false and fabricated statements were issued in the deposition involving the office of the prime minister with Zia Orphanage Trust though this was a completely non-government organisation.“The witness issued a motivated and false statement involving the office of the prime minister, saying ‘The prime minister at the time paid Tk 23,333,500 in favour of an orphanage in Bogra from the fund through cheque no. 8431101 dated 13.11.1993.’ As the prime minister or with my signature, I never issued any such cheque,” said Khaleda.The BNP leader went on saying, “The witness accused me in his deposition and statement of transferring funds through various cheques in the name of opening FDR with the Gulshan branch of Prime Bank.“The witness’ allegation is fabricated and baseless. He has issued such false statements in order to gain special favours in his personal and professional life and to carry out the malicious intents of the rulers, as well as to harm me and my party socially and politically.“My opponent political party is using his false statement to spread propaganda against me in public to cast a slur on my image. I have no personal link with Zia Orphanage Trust. Yet this witness involved my name in his false deposition and gave a false statement about me.“Though the Anti-Corruption Commission asked verbally and in writing for any files concerning the prime minister’s orphan fund, no such file was submitted.“Sonali Bank failed to provide any original DD from the relevant bank branch in support of the claim that foreign grants for the prime minister’s orphan fund came from Sonali Bank’s Ramna corporate branch.“An application to open an account at that bank branch was submitted to the court and it was said that this was opened by the secretary of the prime minister’s office at the time, Dr Kamal Siddiqui. But the relevant bank officer did not provide any ledger or any other documents as evidence concerning the said account.“No one could present documentary evidence of any order from the prime minister’s office of my approval as prime minister, anywhere on the account opening form. My signature is nowhere on this account opening form,” added Khaleda.last_img read more

DNCRP officials transfer halted after Aarong fined

first_imgUntitled-1A day after transferring him to the Road Transport and Highways Division, the government on Tuesday revoked the transfer of deputy director of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) Manzur Mohammad Shahriar, who led Monday’s drive against popular local brand Aarong, reports UNB.The public administration ministry issued a notification cancelling the transfer order.Aarong’s Uttara branch was fined Tk 450,000 for irregularities and sealed off temporarily by the DNCRP during a drive supervised by Shahriar on Monday.Soon after the drive, the DNCRP deputy director was transferred to the Khulna zone of Road Transport and Highways Division as estate and law officer on deputation – a move that triggered widespread criticism on the social media.A notification issued by the public administration ministry on Monday asked him to join the new workplace by 13 June, saying he would be considered as stand released from his current position in the afternoon of the day.However, the public administration ministry’s additional secretary Sheikh Yusuf Harun insisted that Shahriar’s transfer order had nothing to do with the drive.last_img read more

Condition of Kolkatas roads better than any metro in India Mayor

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Sovan Chatterjee claimed on Tuesday that the condition of roads in the city is better than any other metro city in the country, even during the monsoon season.Responding to allegations from Congress councillor Prakash Upadhyay at the monthly meeting of the civic body that the roads in the city are in poor condition, Chatterjee said: “It is easy to accuse us saying that work is not happening. I wish you take the effort to go to Diamond Harbour (DH) Road and find out on your own whether it has been repaired or not. We are already carrying out repair works in every possible dry spell that we are getting and before the Pujas, all the roads in the city will be spruced up.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeUpadhyay had alleged that DH Road and the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass were two of the most important city roads that are in deplorable condition.Chatterjee said that DH Road is under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department (PWD), while the EM Bypass is under Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).”We had held a meeting with both of these agencies and had prodded them to carry out repair work and it is going on. In EM Bypass, Metro project work is being done by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, which is leading to damage of the road. One has to understand that complete repair work cannot be taken up now and hence we can only do patchwork for the time being. However, full-fledged repair work will be completed before the Pujas,” the Mayor added.He maintained that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given out strict instruction to repair all the roads. It was decided that the KMC would act as the nodal agency in repairing the roads, including the ones that fall under the jurisdiction of other state government agencies and would later settle the costs with the concerned agencies.last_img read more

Costa Rica looks for investment options in Chicago

first_imgOfficials from the Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) and the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) traveled to the U.S. city of Chicago Monday for a series of meetings to promote the country as a competitive destination for foreign companies in high-tech sectors.On Monday, Foreign Trade Minister Anabel González will meet with four Illinois-based companies who already have operations in the country, and on Tuesday, CINDE officials will meet with 30 possible investors and consulting firms.González will give a keynote speech on the competitive advantages of Costa Rica and the ongoing development of high-tech sectors.The minister will highlight Costa Rica’s top-five position among Latin American countries in this year’s World Competitiveness Ranking, published by the World Economic Forum.According to CINDE, the country attracted 34 new investment projects in 2011, which, added to the companies that expanded their current operations, generated 7,700 new jobs. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Bestselling Books Week Ending 122218 Top 25 Over

first_img Bestselling Books Week Ending 12/22/18Top 25 Overall Bestsellers1. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown)2. “The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid ?13” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)3. “The Wonky Donkey” by Craig Smith (Scholastic)4. “Homebody” by Joanna Gaines (Harper Design)5. “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson)6. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday)7. “The Point of it All” by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum)8. “Magnolia Table” by Joanna Gaines (Morrow)9. “Fire & Blood” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)10. “Every Breath” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)11. “Whose Boat is This Boat?” by The Late Show (Simon & Schuster)12. “Educated” by Tara Westover (Random House)13. “Killing the SS” by O’Reilly/Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.)14. “Guinness World Records 2019” (Guinness World Records)15. “Lord of the Fleas (Dog Man ?5)” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix)16. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine)17. “Target: Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)18. “Cook Like a Pro” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)19. “Gmoring, Gnight!” by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Random House)20. “Cravings: Hungry for More” by Chrissy Teigen (Clarkson Potter)21. “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero (Running)22. “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom (Harper)23. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)24. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Suess (Random House)25. “Shade” by Pete Souza (Little, Brown)Copyright 5/8 2018 Publishers Weekly, powered by NPD BookScan 5/8 2018 NPD Group.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Dec 28, 2018 10:59 am PDT PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellerscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more