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BJP MLA in Rajasthan dies of swine flu

first_imgBharatiya Janata Party MLA from Mandalgarh in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district, Kirti Kumari, died of swine flu here on Monday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital.She was admitted there after her treatment at the Sawai Man Singh government hospital, where she was brought from Kota, was discontinued because the hospital did not have an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine. Ms. Kumari, who belonged to the erstwhile royal family of Bijolia, was 51. Some Rajput community groups have alleged negligence in her treatment.Protocols followedMs. Kumari fell ill while visiting Bijolia last week, complaining of breathlessness.Sawai Man Singh government hospital’s Medical Superintendent, D.S. Meena, said Ms. Kumari was placed on a ventilator and attended by a team of medical experts as per the standard treatment and care protocol. However, the doctors at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, who were consulted, advised that she be treated using an ECMO machine.As the machine was not available in SMS Hospital, Ms. Kumari was shifted to Fortis Hospital on Sunday evening. She breathed her last at about 7:00 a.m. on Monday. Her body was cremated at Bijolia in the evening.Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and BJP State president Ashok Parnami expressed grief at Ms. Kumari’s untimely death and said it was an “irreparable loss” for the party. Ms. Kumari was active in the State politics for several years and had defeated her Congress rival by a huge margin the 2013 Assembly election.last_img read more

‘Won’t budge on citizenship Bill’

first_imgNational People’s Party supremo and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Monday said the party will continue to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. “Meghalaya was the first State to oppose the Bill and raise objection. We took the initiative to unite different political parties of the Northeast and made our voice heard in Delhi and ensured that the Bill was not introduced in Rajya Sabha,” Mr. Sangma said while campaigning for the party candidate in the Lok Sabha poll in Tura constituency. He claimed that the NPP is the only party that can unite the voice of the region and make it heard in Delhi. Mr. Sangma asked the people to vote for his party as “NPP is the party of the Northeast.” Three ralliesThe NPP chief on Monday flew to three different locations in the North Garo Hills and the East Garo Hills (Rongrong Abema, Mangsang and Chibonga) to campaign for his sister Agatha, the NPP candidate for the Tura Lok Sabha seat.Former CM Mukul Sangma is the Congress candidate for the seat while the BJP has fielded Rikman G. Momin.‘Wrong notion ’ The NPP chief alleged that the Congress is propagating a wrong notion that his party will partner with the BJP and ensure that the Bill is passed in the Lok Sabha.He added, “We will remain true to our commitment to the people of the Northeast and will never allow any Bill that would hamper the interest of our people.” Mr. Sangma also claimed that the NPP has “fulfilled” its promise made in the 2018 election with education as its top priority. “We had promised an education policy and we brought out the policy well before the completion of one year. For over four decades, the education department had to work without any policy or direction, we have scripted a direction to move forward to ensure better educational facilities in Meghalaya,” he said. The NPP chief said that based on the education policy, the Meghalaya government approached the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and was accorded 11 Eklavya Residential Model Schools, out of 50 such schools across India. He said that if Ms. Agatha was elected as an MP, she will add to the initiative started by the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government and will voice its concerns in the Parliament.last_img read more

Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA There was a samba band in the away fans’ section and the visitors’ forward forays drew shrill cheers from their yellow-shirted compatriots in the stands, but Brazil’s football was all style and little substance.Jesus worked Hart with a near-post header from a Dani Alves cross 12 minutes in.Yet for all their back-heels and bravado, Brazil made few inroads, with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar twice ballooning shots high into the seating behind Hart’s goal.England worked Brazil goalkeeper Alisson only once before half-time and he had little trouble fielding a rasping drive from Marcus Rashford.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had starred on his debut against Germany, would last only 34 minutes on his return to Wembley as injury obliged him to cede his place to Jesse Lingard.Brazil created their first clear chance early in the second period when Neymar’s pass freed Coutinho, only for the recalled Hart to block with his legs.Substitute Fernandinho went even closer with 14 minutes remaining, but after a surging run from halfway, his low 25-yard effort grazed the left-hand post.A spate of substitutions had the effect of opening up space in the England half, but still the hosts resisted.Ashley Young marked his return after four years in the international wilderness by sliding in to block from Willian seconds after coming on, while Hart stood up well to thwart Roberto Firmino from Neymar’s pass.Solanke, 20, might have claimed a famous winner at the death when Young’s deep cross from the left found him unmarked at the back post, but Alisson slid out bravely to block. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort While Southgate reflected with pride on his young team’s maturity, it was a case of back to the drawing board for Tite.Brazil have won 13 of their 17 games since he took charge in June 2016, but their failure to unsettle such green opponents raised questions about their prospects of a sixth World Cup triumph in Russia next year.“One team was proposing the game, trying to exert pressure in a high line and play with the ball,” Tite said.“The other team was defending more, playing more compact and waiting for a mistake to counter-attack.“In a match like this, we’ll have fewer opportunities. But although we had fewer opportunities than in other matches, we had the best ones. I can’t remember one or two chances for them that scared us.”ADVERTISEMENT Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brazil’s Neymar takes the ball forward watched by England’s Joe Gomez, left, and England’s Eric Dier during the international friendly soccer match between England and Brazil at Wembley stadium in London, Britain, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday’s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the visitors’ line-up, they tested England goalkeeper Joe Hart only three times.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES MOST READ For Gareth Southgate’s England, who were once again without stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling through injury, it was a second successive encouraging 0-0 draw following Friday’s stalemate with Germany.Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke’s appearance as a late substitute made him the sixth England player to have made his debut over the two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“In terms of heart, resilience and spirit, it was up there with anything I’ve been involved in,” Southgate told ITV.“We’ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets, which gives us something to build on.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NU gets golden double in UAAP taekwondo

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Foton faces stern test vs F2 Logistics Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 University of the Philippines took the second spot after finishing the tournament with a 4-2 win-loss slate while UST salvaged the bronze medal.NU also clinched back-to-back in the the women’s division with a 6-0 sweep.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNU’s Arven Alcantara and Rheza Aragon were named the men’s and women’s MVP, respectively. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa National University secured a double championship in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo, dominating the three-day competition.The Bulldogs bagged their first men’s title after going undefeated in all their six outings including an identical 6-1 wins over University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern U Friday at Blue Eagle Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

LeBron loses ‘best teammate’ Jones to Suns

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Creamline coolly smashes foe sans star Valdez Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jones, also 36, was a forward for the Suns from 2005-2007, helping the team to the 2006 Western Conference finals. He will report to McDonough and with him oversee all basketball-related matters, including trades, free agent deals and the NBA Draft.His departure removes another familiar face around James on the Cavaliers roster as James ponders the coming season and what his team can do to overcome the Golden State Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the NBA Finals for the second time in three consecutive meetings for the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJames, who has called Jones “the best teammate I’ve ever had,” led the Cavaliers in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history from 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series in 2016.The Warriors won a rematch in five games last month. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments The Suns went 24-58 last season, the NBA’s second-worst record and worst in the Western Conference. Phoenix has not been to the NBA Playoffs since reaching the Western Conference finals in 2010. They haven’t reached the NBA Finals since 1993.“We have laid the foundation for what we hope will become the next championship caliber Suns team,” McDonough said. “There is still a lot of work to be done to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a championship to Phoenix.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img James has reportedly been unsatisfied with the moves made by Cleveland to obtain off-season talent to better compete with the Kevin Durant-powered Warriors, notably missing out on deals for Jimmy Butler and Chris Paul after general manager David Griffin parted ways with the Cavs.Jones, a former secretary-treasurer for the NBA players union, played alongside James for four seasons in Miami, resulting in two titles and four finals appearances, and the past three seasons in Cleveland. He also played as a backup forward for Indiana, Portland and Phoenix in his 14 NBA campaigns.“We are thrilled to add James Jones to our staff,” said McDonough. “James has a wealth of experiences that will greatly benefit our organization. He is a three-time NBA champion and has been one of the top executives with the National Basketball Players Association over the past few years.”Jones averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 151 games with the Suns. He played in 48 regular-season games and eight playoff contests for the Cavaliers last season and has career averages of 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds.McDonough came to Phoenix after 10 seasons in basketball operations with the Boston Celtics, serving as assistant general manager for the final three and helping the team take the 2008 NBA title.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against James Jones #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter during Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, California. AFP FILELOS ANGELES, United States — Former Cleveland Cavaliers reserve James Jones, who alongside LeBron James has reached the past seven NBA Finals, was named vice president of basketball operations for the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.The move was announced by Suns owner Robert Sarver, who also revealed a contract extension, reportedly through the 2019-20 season, for 36-year-old general manager Ryan McDonough.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Singapore Grand Prix: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc Secures Pole Position Over Lewis Hamilton

first_img Charles LeclercferrariFormule Onelewis hamilton First Published: September 21, 2019, 9:39 PM IST Singapore: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc secured pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday as he looks to claim a stunning hat-trick of wins after triumphs in Belgium and Italy.The 21-year-old will be joined on the front row by championship leader Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes, with Leclerc’s teammate Sebastian Vettel rounding out the top three, ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas. Despite winning the last two races on power-friendly tracks, Ferrari had been given little chance of competing under the floodlights at the demanding 23-turn layout in Singapore.But Leclerc and Vettel tore up the script to gatecrash what was expected to be a Mercedes and Red Bull party.”I’m extremely happy about today. It was a good lap but I lost it a few times,” Leclerc said after completing a 1:36.217 second final lap.”I have to thank the team. We brought some new bits that worked properly. I worked hard after a bad Friday and today it paid off,” added Leclerc, who recorded his fifth pole position of the season.Hamilton holds a 63-point lead over Bottas of Mercedes in the title race with seven rounds remaining.The Briton said he would adopt an aggressive approach to Sunday’s race in search of a ninth victory of the season, as he seeks a sixth world championship.”I don’t know where Ferrari picked up their pace but they did a great job,” said Hamilton, who lapped in 1:36.408.”I’m really happy to be on the front row with them. Tomorrow we can be aggressive.”Vettel has suffered an erratic season while his rookie teammate has shone for the Italian team. The German was quickest in the first half of the final part of qualifying until Leclerc and Hamilton edged past him.”The final attempt should have been better but I was able to improve run by run. Maybe I peaked too early,” Vettel said.Red Bull’s Alex Albon will start sixth on the grid, ahead of Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg and Lando Norris.Dense smog from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia had floated over Singapore in the past week, sparking concerns the F1 could be affected.Air quality hovered around “unhealthy” levels in parts of the city Saturday evening but only a light haze was visible and did not affect the race.LATE SURGEThe late season surge represents a vindication of sorts for Ferrari, who were impressive in pre-season testing but failed to take that form to the track until after the series returned from its summer break at Spa.”It’s even better than we hoped,” Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto told reporters.”The race is tomorrow and we shouldn’t forget that but it’s always nice to start at the front in Singapore. I still believe Mercedes are very strong.”His counterpart at Mercedes, Toto Wolff, was surprised by Ferrari’s pace.”This is a circuit we thought the Red Bulls and Mercedes would battle for pole. The Ferraris are fast, they did a good job and we have to get our act together tomorrow,” the Austrian said.”The statistics are against us but the race has not started,” he added. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Tesla gets over 325,000 reservations for Model 3 sedan

first_imgElectric car maker Tesla Inc said on Thursday it had received more than 325,000 orders for its new Model 3 sedan in the first week of bookings.The reservations, which can be made by paying a refundable deposit of $1,000, correspond to about $14 billion in implied future sales, the company said.ALSO READ:Tesla Model 3 orders top $10 billion in first 36 hours since unveilThere is, however, no certainty that Tesla would be able to convert all its orders into sales as many of those could be cancelled.The orders for Model 3, Tesla’s first mass-market car which will sell at an average price of $42,000, are “very positive” and reflect tremendous enthusiasm for the car, analysts said.However, Tesla shares were down 2.5 percent at $258.67 in afternoon trading on Thursday.Robert W Baird & Co analyst Ben Kallo told Reuters that the stock reaction was likely a result of profit-taking rather than disappointment with the numbers.ALSO READ:Elon Musk says Tesla’s Model 3 is coming to IndiaAs of Wednesday’s close, Tesla’s stock had risen about 16 percent since the company started taking orders for Model 3, which is expected to be launched in late 2017.With the production of the new model, Tesla is likely to boost its annual production tenfold to 500,000 by 2020, the company has said.Analysts have raised questions about how long it would take Tesla to deliver Model 3 cars, after the slower-than-expected launch of its Model X sport utility vehicle late last year.Tesla said on Monday it delivered 14,820 vehicles in the first quarter ended March 31, including 12,420 Model S sedans and 2,400 Model X utility vehicles.advertisementALSO READ:Tesla unveils electric car Model 3, to make it available in IndiaThe company had previously forecast 16,000 deliveries in the quarter.Tesla said “severe shortages” of parts for Model X in January and February had cut into planned production.last_img read more

Session on skill development held at BRICS Youth Summit

first_imgGuwahati, Jul 2 (PTI) Four working sessions on different issues, including skill development, were today held on the second day of the BRICS Youth Summit 2016 here.The sessions deliberated on skill development and entrepreneurship, social inclusion, youth voluntarism and youth participation in governance.The delegates of the BRICS member nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – began the second day of the three-day summit with yoga and meditation session, an official release said.On the last day tomorrow, the delegates will again begin their day with yoga and meditation followed by presentation of working session reports and finalisation of the adoption of the Guwahati BRICS call on Action on Youth.The BRICS Youth Summit was yesterday inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the presence of Union Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Jitendra Singh along with former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. PTI DG CR SAI SNPlast_img read more

Rain spoils Sachin Tendulkar’s bell-ringing ceremony at Lord’s on Day 1

first_imgSachin Tendulkar was left disappointed after rain washed away his chance to ring the ceremonial bell at The Lord’s, along with the first day of the second Test on Thursday.Play had been called off for the day without even a ball being bowled as showers rarely relented in north-west London on the opening day, with the umpires making their final decision at 4:50 p.m. local time.The weather forecast appears better for Friday with play set to start at the usual time of 3:30 IST, and an extra 30 minutes allowed at the end of the day.Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment to be named among Sunil Gavaskar, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Dilip Vengsarkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly, to have rung the ceremonial bell.READ – India vs England, 2nd Test: Day 1 washed out at Lord’s after relentless drizzleTendulkar played his first Test match against England at Lord’s back in 1990 and in 2010 was was made an Honorary Life Member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).”Was all set to ring the bell at Lords to start off the 2nd Test today, but unfortunately the weather had other plans. Hopefully we’ll get to see some good cricket over the next 4 days,” he posted on Twitter.Was all set to ring the bell at Lords to start off the 2nd Test today, but unfortunately the weather had other plans.Hopefully well get to see some good cricket over the next 4 days. @PaulJheeta, loved the colour of the suit. #ENGvIND Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 9, 2018READ – India vs England, Lord’s Test: Weather forecast for today and next 3 daysAs gloom filled the stands on a rainy day at Lord’s, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and director Kabir Khan took the opportunity to pose with the cricketing legend. The pair posed with Sachin Tendulkar as they prepare for their biopic based on India’s historic victory at 1983 World Cup, titled ’83’.”Sachin was 9 years old when he saw on television Kapil’s Devils win the World Cup in 1983 right here at this ground. That win inspired him to want to play for India. 35 years later we kick off the prep for our film 83 at the Lords… Can’t get better than this can it?” Kabir Khan posted on Twitter.With the rain never stopping long enough for the toss to take place, both England and India have still to name their starting XI.Live Streaming India vs England 2nd Test Day 2Chris Woakes is expected to replace allrounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray. England has already confirmed that 20-year-old Ollie Pope will replace Dawid Malan at No. 4 in the batting lineup.After India’s struggles with the bat in the series opener, Cheteshwar Pujara could be recalled to the team to provide greater solidity at the top of the order.England lead the five-match series 1-0 after completing a thrilling 31-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham.(With inputs form AP)last_img read more

Canadian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel pips Lewis Hamilton to grab pole position

first_imgFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel produced a stunning final lap to clinch pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday.Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton looked set for a record-extending 86th pole – and a record seventh in Montreal – but Vettel found extra speed in the final sector of qualifying.After crossing the line, a euphoric Vettel broke out into impromptu singing on his team radio. Moments later Hamilton came over to congratulate him and the German driver was clearly relieved to finally show some of his best ability.”I’m full of adrenaline,” Vettel said. “The last few weeks have been tough for us. The car felt good. I hope we can carry that into the race.”Great to see these two duelling againBring on the race! #CanadianGP #F1 1 (@F1) June 8, 2019It was the 56th pole of Vettel’s career and first since the German GP last July – where he crashed in the rain comfortably leading the race and effectively handed victory and the momentum of the title race to Hamilton.In warm and sunny conditions, the four-time F1 champion was 0.2 seconds quicker than Hamilton and about 0.7 faster than teammate Charles Leclerc.It was only Ferrari’s second pole in seven races this season, the other going to Leclerc in Bahrain.It was Seb’s fifth pole in MontrealHere’s how he did it #Fit4F1 @pirellisport #CanadianGP 1 (@F1) June 8, 2019″Congratulations to Seb, he deserves it and hopefully I’ll have a better race from my side tomorrow,” Leclerc said.advertisementRenault’s Daniel Ricciardo was fourth with Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly in fifth and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in sixth after a poor performance in the last part of qualifying. The Finnish driver spun and was somewhat fortunate to avoid clipping the barriers.Ferrari is looking for its first victory of the season after six races and Vettel is well placed, having won from pole here last year.But the pressure is mounting on him to deliver, since he is without a victory in 14 races dating back to the Belgian GP last August.Mercedes has won all of the six races this year, with four victories for the five-time F1 champion Hamilton and two for Bottas.Hamilton, who qualified fourth last year and finished the race in fifth, felt Ferrari did have the edge in qualifying.”I don’t feel disappointment. We gave it everything. They were faster and in the last sector they were killing us,” Hamilton said. “I’m glad I was able to split the Ferraris (on the grid). We’ve got some great fans here, so hopefully we can put on a great show.”However, it could be a tough race for Mercedes because the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – named after the late father of 1997 F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve – has several long straightaways which could advantage Ferrari given its superior straight-line speed.”We are strong on the long run pace and hopefully tomorrow will be the same and we can have a good run,” said the 21-year-old Leclerc, who joined Ferrari this season and is looking for the first win of his highly promising career.It proved to be a good day for Vettel, who has faced a lot of criticism this season and in the past two years when he made crucial mistakes and lost both F1 titles to Hamilton.It’s the first pole of the season for SebAnd just LISTEN to how much it means to @ScuderiaFerrari #CanadianGP #F1 1 (@F1) June 8, 2019Earlier Saturday, he was fastest ahead of Leclerc in final practiceHamilton set the quickest time with about 10 minutes remaining in third practice, but the Mercedes driver was then beaten by Leclerc before Vettel went even quicker.STROLL’S FRIGHTThere was a scare for 20-year-old Canadian driver Lance Stroll in P3 after the back of his Racing Point car burst into flames.He was unharmed and the team later confirmed it was an engine failure. Stroll was able to take part in qualifying, albeit after switching back to an older and slower engine model previously used.He then almost hit the wall during the first part of qualifying, known as Q1, and starts the race from a lowly 18th place.MAGNUSSEN MISHAPKevin Magnussen’s qualifying came to a dramatic end in Q2#CanadianGP #F1 (sound on) 1 (@F1) June 8, 2019Kevin Magnussen crashed in the same place as Stroll, right at the end of Q2, pushing too hard and slamming into the wall.advertisementThe incident brought an end to Q2 just moments before it was supposed to finish and deprived Red Bull’s Max Verstappen of the chance for another lap. It proved costly for the flamboyant Dutch driver, who now starts from 11th on the grid.Magnussen’s Haas car was lifted off the track by crane, although it was an arduously long process taking around 25 minutes.The Danish driver had done enough to reach Q3 and so starts from 10th spot.Montreal’s racing fans, meanwhile, will at least get a chance to see Verstappen’s overtaking prowess first hand.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Aaron Finch hails Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja after Australia beat New Zealand

first_imgIt was another inspired World Cup 2019 campaign by Australia as the defending champions maintained their dominance in the points-table and registered their seventh win in the tournament.After being reduced to 92/5, it was Usman Khawaja’s 88 and stumper Alex Carey’s valiant 71 which propelled the Aussies to a fighting total of 243 against New Zealand at Lord’s on Saturday before their bowlers also stepped up to wrap up their opponents on 157, setting up a comfortable 86 run win.Aussie skipper Aaron Finch was all praise for his batsmen — Khwaja and Carey — and said that despite the wicket being difficult for batting, the duo’s sensible effort took his side to a respectable total.Speaking at the post-match presentation, Finch said: “From 5 for 92, a great partnership from Alex Carey and Usman Khawaja on a wicket we knew would turn. I think it was important that we got some time in the middle, but not in the way we did. It was a difficult wicket to start on, and the way Alex came in and hit the ball was excellent.””It was not easy to time the ball,” he added.Defending the target, the Aussie bowlers were also fantastic with their line and length to bundle out the Kiwis. Once again, Mitchell Starc starred with the ball with figures of 5/26.Commenting on his bowlers, Finch said: “It was also a good surface for (Nathan) Lyon to bowl, I thought, and he bowled really well. Important to bowl the part-timers too. It gives you a lot of wicket-taking options in the 20-40 over a period. It helps the team so much to get wickets in the middle-overs, like Starc, who can just return and take wickets immediately.”advertisement”JL (Justin Langer), Smudge (Steven Smith), Punter (Ponting), myself, and (Brad) Haddin, we all were involved in the decision (about the plan to dismiss Colin de Grandhomme) of making Steven Smith bowl. We’re all part of the think-tank,” he added.Meanwhile, Carey, who has adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’, also felt the wicket was challenging to bat on and was a bit slower.”It wasn’t the start we wanted. Uzi (Khawaja) was out there and for me it was to assess the conditions. There was a lot of time to bat. It did play a little on the slower side, and they were bowling really well. I stuck to my strengths, to drive when it wasn’t short. Credit to Usman Khawaja as well, and Starc with the bowler. I really enjoy my batting,” the stumper expressed.Australia, who have 14 points in their kitty, will now face South Africa in their last league affair at the Old Trafford, Manchester on July 6 while the Black Caps, who have 11 points from eight games and whose semi’s berth is still uncertain, will take on host England on July 3.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Australia seal top 2 finish after thrashing New Zealand at Lord’sAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Trent Boult picks up historic hat-trick vs Australia at Lord’sAlso Seelast_img read more

India U17 to play Mauritius

first_imgU17 World Cup Under-17 World Cup: India to play Mauritius next week Goal Last updated 2 years ago 04:59 15/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) India U17 nike jersey U17 World Cup India U17 Mauritius U17 The India Colts are set to face the Island nation in Goa as part of their preparations for the World Cup… Luis Norton de Matos’ India Under-17 side will finally get a chance to test themselves ahead of the Under-17 World Cup next month.The Indian team, who are currently training in Goa until the 24th of this month before moving to Delhi, are to play an international friendly against Mauritius next Wednesday.Although the All India Football Federation (AIFF) invited the likes of Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa and Indonesia to play a game in Bangalore and Goa, the said teams rejected the offer to play India at the last minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 India are grouped alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana in Group A of the Under-17 World Cup.last_img read more

8 days agoDonnarumma? Romagnoli? AC Milan must sell in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Donnarumma? Romagnoli? AC Milan must sell in Januaryby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan face the prospect of having to make a big sale in January.Gazzetta dello Sport says the Rossonero need to raise cash to balance their budget.The two players primed to leave are Suso or Gigio Donnarumma, though interest is for the moment thin on the ground.Instead, Lucas Paqueta – wanted by PSG – and skipper Alessio Romagnoli are more likely to be cashed in.Interestingly, new contract talks between Donnarumma and Milan have stalled this month. last_img read more

Renault unveils Triber globally in India

first_imgNew Delhi: French auto major Renault Wednesday made its global unveil of its compact multi-purpose vehicle Triber here in India, where it aims to double total sales by 2022. Renault Triber is the outcome of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France and is the world’s first vehicle specifically designed for the Indian market, the company said. “India is a key market for Groupe Renault. We are still young to India, yet our ambitions are high in line with our ‘Drive the Future’ strategic plan: we aim at doubling our sales by 2022,” Groupe Renault Chief Executive Officer Thierry Bollor told reporters here. He further said, “For that reason, we are bringing Renault Triber, another breakthrough concept, targeted for India’s core market.” The compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) has been conceived, developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before it is taken to the world, Bollor said. “It is a real game-changer,” he said. Renault said it is aiming to double the sales volume to two lakh units annually over the next three years in India. Commenting on design innovation around Triber, Groupe Renault Executive Vice-President (Corporate Design) Laurens van den Acker said the goal was to design a car that would transform according to the many needs and the many lives of customers. “Whether they are parents, lovers, a friends’ group, a family pack, whatever their tribe, whatever their lifestyle, Renault Triber should adapt,” he said. The model offers an attractive, robust and compact design and is re-inventing space for all, he said. “We are proud of our latest breakthrough, which turned a length challenge into a miracle within 4 metres,” Acker added. The vehicle is powered by a 1-litre petrol engine. The Renault Triber will be manufactured at the Chennai plant and hit the Indian market in the second half of 2019.last_img read more

World Bank Morocco One of the Biggest Economic Growths in the

Rabat – The World Bank (WB) has maintained its growth forecasts for Morocco by 3.8 percent for 2017, the same level as the April estimations, which were revised downwards (-0.2 points). According to the institution, Morocco will be one of the best performers in the MENA region, thanks in particular to its reforms. According to the World Bank’s June 2017 World Economic Outlook, Morocco “is beginning to undertake reforms in its business environment, such as the launch of Islamic banks to ease structural bottlenecks and improve private sector activity,” notes the WB.Overall, growth will be limited to 2.1 percent in the MENA region, while the WB forecasts that global economic growth will strengthen to 2.7 percent in 2017 as a pickup in manufacturing and trade, rising market confidence, and stabilizing commodity prices allow growth to resume in commodity-exporting emerging market and developing economies. With an expected 3.8 percent growth rate for Morocco, the World Bank places the Kingdom as the third fastest growing country, after Djibouti (7 percent) and Egypt (4.3 percent). However, growth in Morocco is expected to decline in 2018 to 3.7 percent and 3.6 percent in 2019.The World Bank reports also highlighted Morocco’s consolidation programs in contributing to estimated fiscal improvements by the start of 2017. As for tourism, the WB regards the sector, which is an important source of revenue for several oil importers, to be at risk. The reports states that the sector remains weak, but has only recently begun to stabilize in Morocco and Egypt. The WB lauded Morocco’s efforts to expand tourism through bilateral initiatives. The bank believes that the Kingdom’s tourism marketing initiative with China in 2016 may help cope with some of these risks.Morocco’s agricultural production is projected to rebound under more normal weather, notes the WB. read more

OSC fines key figure in Portus financial scandal

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission have fined a leading figure in the Portus group of companies $320,000 for authorizing payments to himself both before and after the regulator started investigating him.The regulator said Friday that Michael Mendelson admits that he acted contrary to the public interest by breaking securities laws and ordered him to repay the money he improperly took.The settlement marks the culmination of a probe that began in late 2004, when the activities of Portus came under the scrutiny of the commission.The Toronto-based investment group collapsed after securities regulators in several provinces investigated and closed Portus Alternative Asset Management, a major company within the group.At the time, Portus Alternative Asset Management had $800-million under management and 26,000 clients across Canada — mostly in Ontario.Much of the money was later recovered, or in investments that could be recovered, but some of the funds collected from investors appeared to have been diverted.Mendelson was president of the affiliated Portus Asset Management, and also considered a “directing mind” of the business.The OSC also banned Mendelson from becoming a director or officer of a company and trading securities.The regulator ordered Boaz Manor, another key figure in the multimillion-dollar financial scandal, to pay $8.8-million — the amount he spent on diamonds after he left Canada while his investment group was under investigation.Manor returned to his native Israel soon after the crackdown and remained out of Canada for years as authorities and a court-appointed receiver attempted to unravel the group’s complex business dealings.He and Michael Mendelson were later criminally charged with fraud, money laundering and possession of property of crime.Manor, who was still out of the country when the RCMP announced the charges in September 2007, was also charged with obstruction of justice. He returned to Canada two months later and was released on bail.Mendelson pleaded guilty to one count of fraud in November 2007 and received a two-year sentence.Manor later pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering and one count of disobeying a court order. He was sentenced in May 2011 to four years for the fraud and two years for disobeying a court order.Also on Monday, the OSC approved settlements with two lesser figures in the Portus saga — Michael Labanowich and John Ogg. read more

Deming agencies moving out

The government says as the Engineering Brigade of Sri Lanka Army has the biggest resources pool with manual, mechanical and Mine Detecting Dogs (MDD) in case of completion of the given tasks by the international and national organizations operating in Sri Lanka, the Engineering Brigade will continue the de-mining operations until the de-mining programme is over. “It is natural that after completing of the tasks assigned, the other respective de-mining organizations will also move away. That is a normal process of the de-mining programnme in any country and funding is basically based on the tasks availability. If the area to be cleared is declining, funding for the de-mining is also comparatively getting reduced,” the Economic Affairs Ministry said. In June 2009, the Government with the support of donor communities from Australia, Japan, China, India, EU, USA, UNDP, UNICEF, national and international mine action operators implemented a comprehensive and rapid de-mining programme to clear the land estimated to be some 2064 square kilometers as Confirmed Hazardous Areas (CHA) which were contaminated with mines, booby traps and Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs).“Within three year period, the Government was able to resettle all the internal displaced persons due to the conflict followed by massive pace of de-mining. As per the information of the National Mine Action Center which was established in the Ministry of Economic Development, the remaining confirmed hazard area (CHA) as at end March 2013 is only 96square kilometers. Accordingly, the cleared area is over 95% and most of the remaining areas are covering with shrubs and jungle. The Mine Action program is still continuing by the Government with the support of UNDP, UNICEF, Donor Community, Engineering Bridge of Sri Lankan Army, National and International de-mining organizations too,” the Economic Affairs Ministry said. (Colombo Gazette) The government says with less than 96square kilometers remaining to be demined in the war affected areas some of the de-mining organizations have moved out while the rest will also follow.The Economic Affairs Ministry said that demining organizations such as Sarvatra, Horizan and MMIPE have already moved out after completing their tasks while the remaining organizations are still continuing the assigned tasks. read more

President chairs All Party Conference

An All Party Conference was held with the participation of all party leaders, and representatives under the patronage of President Maithripalka Sirisena today.Lengthy discussions were held regarding the current situation of the country and action to be taken in future. The importance of joining together despite party differences to protect national security was noted at this meeting, the President’s office said. The President briefed the party leaders about the steps taken to curb terrorism, ensure national security and safety of the people and bring back normalcy in the country. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsighe, Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, and ministers representing Sri Lankan Freedom Party, United People’s Freedom Alliance, and United National Party, Basil Rajapaksa, representing Podu Jana Peramuna, leader of Tamil National Alliance, R. Sampanthan, Member of Parliament, JVP spokesperson Wijitha Herath, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka of Hela Urumaya, Leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Dinesh Gunwewardena, Leader of National Freedom Alliance Member of Parliament Wimal Weerwansa, leader of Pivithuturu Hela Urumaya Member of Parliament Udaya Gammanpila, leader of Democratic People’s Front, Mano Ganeson, leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Minister Rauff Hakeem, leader of All island Muslim Congress Rishad Bathiudeen, leader of  National Labor  Congress minister Palani Digamburun, leader of Kadurata Peramuna minister V.S. Radhakrishnan,leader of E.P.D.P leader, Douglas Devananda, leader of Sri Lanka Communist Party D E W Gunesekara, leader of Lanka Sama Samaja Party Professor Tissa Vitharana, leader of National Samagi Peramuna Azath Sali and other party representatives were present in the meeting. read more

UN supports project aimed at providing cheap laptops to students in poor

Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed at the World Economic Forum by UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Kemal Dervis and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Chairman Nicholas Negroponte, the two organizations will work together to deliver new technology and learning resources to schools in the world’s least developed countries (LDCs). “We are delighted to be part of this venture, which has the potential to break through the digital divide between rich countries and poor countries,” said Mr. Dervis.“Though the price of access to knowledge has dramatically decreased in recent years, new technologies remain out of reach for most people in developing countries, especially children, who rarely have access to the educational resources that could enhance their opportunities and lift them out of poverty,” he said.Mr. Negroponte said the project would address the problem. “One laptop per child is key, making learning more seamless with living, play and family life, versus being limited to school,” he said.The $100 laptop is a sturdy computer which requires very little power and can even be powered by hand cranking. The computers form a ‘mesh network,’ which means that they can talk to each other and several hundred machines can share a single point of access.It is expected that the cost of each laptop will come down over time. Manufacturing will begin when at least 5 million machines have been ordered and paid for in advance, and the preliminary target is to have units ready for shipment by early 2007.“World demand and goodwill for the $100 laptop has been boundless because any head of State realizes that a nation’s most precious natural resource is its children,” Mr. Negroponte said. read more

Stocks head for a fifth straight loss on Wall Street Retailers drop

Stocks head for a fifth straight loss on Wall Street; Retailers drop on weak results by The Associated Press Posted Dec 5, 2013 10:05 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street in early trading as retailers report weak results.Aeropostale fell after reporting a loss in the third quarter as the teen retailer slashed prices in an effort to pull in shoppers. L Brands, the owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, fell after reporting that its sales dropped 5 per cent last month.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 33 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 15,856 as of noon (1700 GMT) Thursday.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell four points, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,788. The Nasdaq composite was down seven points, or 0.2 per cent, at 4,030.The market has fallen over the past four days. If it closes down on Thursday it would match the longest losing streak since September. read more