PSL: Stalzer steers Petron past Sta. Lucia in opening win

first_img“First game, first win but of course, we still encountered problems which is our receive and communication on the court,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino.Hillary Hurley backed up Stalzer with 18 points, including the Blaze Spikers’ last three points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRhea Dimaculangan was a wizard on the floor for Petron, dishing out 32 excellent sets as she and Stalzer proved to be a lethal combination.Petron libero Pia Gaiser also had a triumphant return from an ACL injury that cut short her UAAP career last year. Lindsay Stalzer picked up where she left off, powering Petron to a 25-21, 18-25, 25-17, 25-20 win over Sta. Lucia in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Stalzer fired 30 points with six service aces and two blocks for the Blaze Spikers, who got their bid to regain the crown going.ADVERTISEMENT View comments AFP official booed out of forum Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img New coach wants to more output from Foton imports John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Gaiser, the former University of the Philippines star, missed the rest of UAAP Season 79 after hurting her left knee against National University 11 months ago.Anisova Bohdana and Mar-Jana Phillips led the Lady Realtors’ attack with 18 and 16 points, respectively.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 5

first_imgAlso read: FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 4FIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 3 photo credits: Getty Images To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: June 19 AdvertisementGreetings, readers! We’re back once again with today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”.Here is an excerpt from FIFA’s “Stats of the Day”: 1938 – Italy defeat Hungary 4-2 in Paris to become the first team to win two consecutive FIFA World Cup titles, following from their victory on home soil in 1934.1958 – Pele scores the first of his twelve World Cup goals in Brazil’s quarter-final against Wales. Brazil advance to the semi-final thanks to their new superstar’s winner in the 66th minute and would go on to win the title, defeating Sweden in the final. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ind vs WI: Fresh off being dropped, Dhoni reminds us of his worth behind…

first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: BCCIAfter not being considered by the board of selectors for the T20’s against West Indies and Australia, MS Dhoni showed what the Men In Blue could be possibly missing out with a stunning catch to dismiss Chandrapaul Hemraj.The opening batsman looked in good touch after Virat Kohli sent the visitors into bat first in Pune. Hemraj looked to switch gears by targetting Bumrah with a couple of successive boundaries. but the returning pacer replied with a lethal bouncer that took the top edge.MS Dhoni had a lot on his plate as the ball kept going away from him, but the veteran wicket-keeper showed excellent composure to grab the catch with a diving effort running backward, to get India the first breakthrough.Dhoni & the diving catch! Bumrah strikes, Hemraj goes. West Indies are 25/1 in 6 overs. pic.twitter.com/T0vNafITvK— DNA (@dna) October 27, 2018Electing to bowl first after winning the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli named a couple of changes in the line-up for the third ODI with the duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah making their return along with Khaleel Ahmed while Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, and Umesh Yadav are out.Centurion of the previous match, Shai Hope is in the crease after Hemraj’s dismissal. Windies are currently 38-1 after 8 overs.Read Also:#Dhonidropped – Twitter world reacts to MS being left out of the Indian cricket teamIndian squads for both Windies T20I series and subsequent Australian T20I series, announced; MS Dhoni dropped! Advertisementlast_img read more

Pakistan cricket team set to get new coach on May 3

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to announce the new head coach of the national team on May 3 after taking approval from its board of governors.A reliable source in the Board told PTI that Chairman Shaharyar Khan will submit shortlist of candidates for the head coach position at the board of governors meeting for final approval.”Khan will most likely announce the new head coach on May 3 followed by a procedure to appoint the assistant coach, batting and bowling coaches with the consultation of the new head coach,” the source said.Pakistan are searching for a new head coach after Waqar Younis stepped down last month following the national team’s poor show in the Asia Cup and World T20 events.No high-profile Pakistani player sent his application for the position.”Only two or three low profile Pakistani players applied for the post but Shaharyar is now talking to former Test stalwarts Mohsin Khan and Aaqib Javed directly and has requested them to send in their applications to him directly to complete the formality,” he said.Most of the top Pakistani candidates have chosen to ignore the April 25 deadline as they believe the board has already made up its mind to appoint a foreign coach.”Everyone knows that Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja are on the coaching committee and they will recommend a foreign coach,” Aaqib who has returned to Dubai said.Several top foreigners have applied for the post of the Pakistan team’s head coach by the PCB deadline including England’s Peter Moore, South African Mickey Arthur and Australians, Dean Jones, Tom Moody, StuartadvertisementLaw, Jamie Siddons and the Flower brothers from Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Kohli, have a heart

first_imgVirat Kohli makes news, on and off the field. The latest incident, where an innocent fan has been asked to “Leave India” comes as a bolt from the blue. One is not sure what the provocation was behind the Indian captain reacting in such a terse manner.It is well known when you are a celebrity, there is nothing called a private life. In all these years, Kohli must have realised, whether he is inside the cricket stadium or at a restaurant or at the airport, he is a huge public figure.For someone who has had his way with matters relating to cricket, including the ouster of coach Anil Kumble, Kohli has been lucky. To say that he is lucky as a batsman would be uncharitable as his grammar of batting is something which few can copy. For sheer dexterity, defiance, and audacity, he has been like the proverbial Bull in a China shop.Sadly, when it came to remarks from a fan, who Kohli was answering in a purported video, the “Leave India” comment has caused a huge uproar. Coming a few days before Deepawali, this was very upsetting for millions of his fans around the globe.Kohli has been trolled on Twitter and his attempts at making peace have not been very fruitful. The problem with fans is they are very emotional. When Kohli soars, so do the fans. When Kohli is going through a bad phase, his fans still back him, not mock him.Kohli should know all this. To say that an innocent fan must quit his own country was not foolish, it was stupid. One is not sure who handles his Twitter account. There are many instances when superstars hire professionals to deal with such things. One gets an impression Kohli himself is using his Twitter account so he should not have wasted time in sending a sorry note earlier.advertisementThe relation between a superstar and his fans is an intense one. In most instances, the fan does not even get to see his idol regularly. The darshan, so to say, is in own space. In the old days, fans would cut photos from newspapers and magazines and then stick it on the wall.These days, when high-end gizmos are there in plenty, fans look at Kohli on phones, laptops, and so on much more frequently. It’s no exaggeration to state they spend so much time tracking what all Kohli does in his daily life. His marriage with Bollywood star Anushka Sharma has given him added responsibility and as a leader of sorts for many Indians, he is constantly under the scanner.Just sample this, Kohli’s fitness regime and his vegan diet is also a fad. People may not be able to bat like Kohli, but they can certainly imitate his facial contours beard, intense looks and style quotient. Kohli, too, needs to know he owes his fans as much as he owes his sponsors.There are any number of high-end products he is endorsing and this brings him the megabucks. Kohli should not forget it’s the end user whom the advertisers are aiming at. From the car he possesses to shoes he endorses, there is multi-billion figure attached with each of these Kohli deals.For someone who grew up in west Delhi, the streak of arrogance was always there in Kohli. Nobody minded it, as other Delhi cricketers before him also had that swagger. Just that this time, it’s gone beyond the limits of tolerance. Kohli has himself said he has been a fan of AB de Villiers.Nobody has criticised him for that as there is no dearth of Indian celebrity cricketers who are still idolised in the world today. Kohli may have again been a bit odd earlier in his observations that he is a fan of German tennis star Angelique Kerber.One does not need to go too far to actually find out what is the relationship between a superstar and fans. In Hollywood or Bollywood, despite the famous actors and actresses moving away from arc lights, they still have a huge fan base.Kohli launched his app recently and as a commercial venture, it will be a huge hit. The man who turned 30 recently need to understand just as he has brought about a certain maturity in his own batting, he needs to be very careful while dealing with questions, comments from his army of fans.One bad shot has caused him great anguish. He needs to take fresh guard and cut out the aggression, at least while dealing with millions of humans who love him so dearly.advertisementlast_img read more

Juergen Klopp says Liverpool might need 105 points to win Premier League

first_imgJuergen Klopp said his Liverpool side may need to surpass Manchester City’s record points total to win the Premier League after a 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday guaranteed them top spot at Christmas.Goals by Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were enough to take Liverpool four points clear of champions Manchester City who face Crystal Palace on Saturday.Liverpool, who have topped the Premier League table on three previous occasions without winning the title, have 48 points from 18 games and only two teams — Chelsea in 2005-06 and City last season — have had more points at that stage.City won the title last season with a record 100 points but such has been the pace at the top this season that Klopp believes even more might be needed this time.”Everybody asks me about the situation, first in the table and all that stuff and that the last four times a team was first in the table at Christmas they won the league, but was it ever such a tight race?” Klopp said.”So far it looks like a really special season, 48 points before Christmas is crazy.”But there are other teams. Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, they will probably win, then they will have 40-something points, nobody is dropping points from one down to five.”You will probably need 105 to be champions, you don’t know!” he added.Tottenham Hotspur, in third place, have 39 points ahead of this weekend’s clash with Everton, while fourth-placed Chelsea are on 37 before their home clash with Leicester City.advertisementLiverpool’s title challenge has been built on a rock-solid defence which has been breached only seven times in the League so far this season with Van Dijk outstanding.The Dutchman even proved effective at the other end of the pitch on a rainy night in the Midlands as he scored his first Premier League goal to double Liverpool’s lead.”I’m more happy that I’m keeping clean sheets with my team and winning games,” Van Dijk told Liverpoolfc.com.”Obviously scoring a goal is a bonus and obviously a very proud moment and hopefully there’s more to come, but I’m more focused on winning games.”last_img read more

Ireland beat Afghanistan by 72 runs in 1st ODI

first_imgIreland bowled out Afghanistan for 138 to claim a 72-run victory in their first one-day international on Sunday.Opener Paul Stirling top scored with a 94-ball 71 as Ireland was dismissed for 210 in 48.5 overs after being put into bat. Captain William Porterfield scored 53.Dawlat Zadran (3-35) and Aftab Alam (3-28) did the damage for Afghanistan but the tourists couldn’t take advantage, lasting only 35.4 overs in reply at the Civil Service Cricket Club. Asghar Afghan was the leading scorer with 29, falling leg before wicket to Boyd Rankin.Mark Adair took 4-19 and Rankin 3-40.The second and final ODI is on Tuesday.Afghanistan opens its World Cup campaign against Australia on June 1.Also Read | Langer defends Australia’s decision to leave out Hazlewood for 2019 World CupAlso Read | Pakistan batsman Asif Ali loses 2-year-old daughter to cancerAlso Seelast_img read more

Rafinha admits Flamengo deal is close

first_imgBayern Munich defender Rafinha says he is close to reaching a deal to join Flamengo.The 33-year-old right-back contract in Germany expires at the end of the season and is free to negotiate a summer transfer.The Brazil international has made 15 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga club this season, but looks set to return to his homeland 14 years after he left to join Schalke.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Rafinha has admitted that Flamengo are the team he wants to join if he ends up going back to Brazil and that a summer switch looks certain.”There is mutual interest,” he told Bild. “We are about to reach an agreement. Some details are still missing. But I hope we can resolve this as soon as possible. I want to make it clear that Flamengo is my first option when I return to Brazil.”I have seen the whole Flamengo project and I really liked it. I still want to win titles and I saw the opportunity with Flamengo.”The defender’s move should come as no real shock. In December he made it clear that he felt like his time in Barvaria was drawing to a close. “My cycle at Bayern is coming to an end,” he told SporTV. “There are many things that can happen in the next six months, but I think it’s my last year.”Despite the desire to move, the defender has not been left completely on the sidelines for the German giants.  He has logged 520 minutes in the Bundesliga for the club this season, starting four of five total appearances and scoring one goal while adding one assist. He also appeared in three Champions League matches, making one start and adding an assist to his total. Rafinha started his career with Coritiba before heading to Europe in 2005 to join Schalke. After five seasons with the Gelsenkirchen side, he spent a year in Italy at Genoa before returning to the Bundesliga with Bayern.He has made 255 appearances over seven and a half years at Bayern and won the Bundesliga six times as well as one Champions League title.last_img read more

IPL 2019: I tell Jasprit Bumrah not to bowl to me in the nets, says Yuvraj Singh

first_img Rasesh Mandani New DelhiMay 3, 2019UPDATED: May 3, 2019 21:37 IST Yuvraj Singh, one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball in his prime, admitted he does not want to play Jasprit Bumrah in the nets. ( Courtesy by BCCI)India pace ace Jasprit Bumrah instills fear deep into the heart of the opposition but given his consistency over the years now, even his own teammates are scared of facing him in the nets.Yuvraj Singh, India’s 2011 World Cup hero and one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball in his prime, admitted he does not want to play Jasprit Bumrah in the nets.”I don’t play him in the nets. I tell him not to bowl to me,” Bumrah’s teammate Yuvraj Singh said.Yuvraj Singh backed Jasprit Bumrah to be the standout bowler in the upcoming World Cup. “Jasprit Bumrah is probably one of the best three bowlers in the world. He wins games with the ball. He is best when he attacks. I am gunning for him to be the best bowler in the World Cup,” Yuvraj adds.While Bumrah’s effectiveness marks a big tick besides India’s pace battery, the spin department would be under some pressure with Kuldeep Yadav facing serious stick at the IPL. Yuvraj, however, backs Kuldeep to weave his magic at the mega event.Jasprit Bumrah was in spectacular form for India in the international season and has carried his form to the IPL for Mumbai Indians. In England, he will play a key role but India has a concern with Kuldeep Yadav’s form. After a nightmarish game against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens, Kuldeep Yadav was dropped and has not played since.However, Yuvraj Singh did not sound worried with Kuldeep Yadav’s IPL form and said it would not affect his performance in the World Cup.advertisement”I don’t compare T20 with one day cricket. Kuldeep has been a fantastic bowler for India and I am sure he will bounce back. There are nine league games to be played at the World Cup and there would have been a worry if he was hit in a fifty overs competition. Our strength for a while has been to play with two spinners. And he has been extremely effective in England, South Africa, and Australia,” he said.The other worry for the Indian camp would be the absence of a viable sixth bower on a day when Hardik Pandya or one of the bowling regulars go for runs. Playing expert on the issue, Yuvraj concurs it’s a problem but believes a change in playing conditions has made the part-timers’ role more difficult.”We have less bowling options. But earlier we had only four fielders in the circle so you could get four or five overs out of part-timers. But now with five fielders in the circle, it’s very difficult to get that many overs out of them. That’s why you need specialists. But they will have to get some overs out of whoever is playing at no.6 whether it is Kedar or Vijay Shankar. You may need to get four or five or sometimes 10 overs out of them. Let’s see,” he contemplates.Also Read | Hardik Pandya’s 91 against KKR is the best IPL innings I have ever seen: Yuvraj SinghAlso Read | Best way to bowl to Hardik Pandya, don’t bowl to him at all: Jasprit BumrahFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow Yuvraj SinghFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow IPL 2019 IPL 2019: I tell Jasprit Bumrah not to bowl to me in the nets, says Yuvraj SinghIPL 2019: Yuvraj Singh said he does not want to face Mumbai Indians teammate Jasprit Bumrah at the nets and said the pacer will be a force to reckon with in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

On Your Feet: Locally sourced sneakers from SYOU

first_img Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. On Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new shoes and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?Every season, SYOU (pronounced “I See You”) sets out to create a pair of sneakers that are inspired by and created with artists and cultural figures in another country. Early in 2014, designers Merijn ten Thije and Jaap Spoorenberg decided that the line should focus on the talent that works together on the process, what they call co-design. For their trip to Columbia, SYOU brought together a group of 29 artists, musicians, and creative leaders for a two-day conference that explored unique landmarks and styles of the country. It’s about more than just creating a pair of shoes though, the whole idea behind the SYOU& project is to listen to the stories that people are telling and create a whole style and movement around them.The best part is that the local inspiration and design doesn’t stop there. The materials and process are all locally sourced, with eco-friendly gum soles produced in Meddelín, beautiful white and black canvas from Bogotá, and the shoes are constructed in Cali before they’re sold locally and shipped to New York for US customers. The shoebox was decorated by José Argotty, a local Colombian designer, who based the design off of patriotic colors and traditional geometric designs. SYOU’s goal is as much to promote cultural awareness for the host countries, as it is to promote local economy and suppliers.Almost all of the branding has been stripped off of these clean canvas shoes, instead putting the unique cultural influence and branding at the creative center. The back of the shoe says “Walk With Us” with a small flag tag, and the tongue simply says SYOU, leaving only the clean canvas, or in the case of the CO.5, wrapped in a unique floral pattern. The insole is fitted with more artist branding, with a short sentiment by Columbian poet Juanita Olivera, encouraging the wearer to walk in the same footsteps of feeling the rhythm and building a culture around it.Each pair is available from the SYOU shop and comes with a tote bag handcrafted from 50% recycled cotton and 50% recycled PET bottles, and is packaged in the colorful, hand-made box designed specifically for the project.[Photos courtesy Creative Talent Conference 2014] Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert last_img read more

Case of teens charged in naked photo ring casts shadow over Nova

first_imgBRIDGEWATER, N.S. – This small Nova Scotia town is reckoning with the long shadow of a criminal prosecution involving so many of its children.Under a national spotlight because of an intimate photo ring that ensnared more than two dozen teenagers — some as young as 13 — Bridgewater is now trying to find a way to move on.On Wednesday, a judge handed conditional discharges to six young men who had shared 19 girls’ images on Dropbox without consent.But in his decision, Judge Paul Scovil implicitly acknowledged the case’s profound impact on the town — and chastised those who gossiped about the girls.Scovil said the young men had accepted responsibility, but others in the town blamed the victims.During sentencing, he relayed comments from the mother of one victim who called the experience “complete hell.”“She described walking into meetings to hear co-workers talking about the Dropbox and calling the girls ‘sluts’ and ‘whores’ and listening to comments such as ‘What kind of parents are they, to have their daughters involved in such a thing?’” said Scovil, adding that the woman eventually took a leave of absence from work over the constant gossip.Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell said Thursday his constituents needed to find a way to end the judgments.“This is a small community where people know the victims and people know the perpetrators,” said Mitchell in an interview. “There has to be some caution in our community that we’re not going to go down a road of ruining lives through gossip and public shaming.“It doesn’t move us forward as a town. It’s not productive. For the victims, we need to move on as they are moving on.”The case of the six young Bridgewater men was one Canada’s largest involving a relatively untested law introduced in 2015 to combat the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. The law came after the suicide of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons, whose family says a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted was circulated among students at her school in Cole Harbour.The six boys — whose identities are protected from publication under the Youth Criminal Justice Act — made headlines country-wide as their case wound its way through the court, drawing the ire of the community of roughly 8,500 on the province’s South Shore.In an agreed statement of facts, the girls cited a variety of motivations for sending the images. Some young women felt pressured by what they described as persistent requests for intimate images, while others said they were vying for boys’ affections or just joking around, the statement said.Mitchell said the problems revealed by the case weren’t unique to Bridgewater.“Having our town in the national spotlight for something like this, it’s disheartening. For some, it’s been maddening,” he said.“But this can happen to anyone. These weren’t bad kids, and it still happened. It could happen anywhere. Kids today face social pressures that we as adults simply did not have and probably don’t fully comprehend. To move forward, we need to talk to our kids about what happened because it’s happening everywhere in the country.”During Wednesday’s sentencing, Scovil said the young men’s actions and the overall reaction from the community has brought “pain and anguish” upon the young girls.None of the girls were present in court as Scovil appeared to allude to Parsons’ suicide.“We in Nova Scotia have recent experience on a very tragic level dealing with young women who have had their intimate pictures exposed to others,” said Scovil.“It’s discouraging that (society), after all we have gone through in this province, would still look to women and blame them for what took place.”He took defence lawyers to task for arguing in their joint submission that the girls should have known photos shared through Snapchat could have been saved. He said that wrongfully blamed the victims.“Such thinking and such comments harken back to a time of sexual stereotyping that anyone who has been offended against sexually must have put themselves in that position and be asking for it,” said Scovil. “I wish to make it clear to each and every one of the victims and their families: These girls did nothing wrong. It is not their fault.”But defence lawyer Stan MacDonald said that was not the intent of their arguments. He said what the six lawyers did was present an “alternative view.”“At no point in time did we make any attempt whatsoever to blame any victims. I take issue with the comments that the judge made,” said MacDonald outside of court on Wednesday.The boys, who are all from the Bridgewater area, admitted to forming a private Facebook group to exchange photos of the girls, who ranged in age from 13 to 17.Scovil acknowledged that the young men involved in the incident have completed a restorative justice program and have showed remorse for their actions.“I strongly stress that at no time did these young men attempt in any way to place blame on the victims. I am very appreciative of that. The same, however, cannot be said in relation to both (defence) counsel submissions on their behalf and the community at large,” he said.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

Indian mens hockey team registers comfortable 30 win against Australia A

first_imgPerth: Young striker Sumit Kumar Jr struck a brace after comeback-man Rupinder Pal Singh opened the scoring as India’s men’s hockey thumped Australia ‘A’ 3-0, here Friday. Drag-flicker Rupinder, competing after nearly eight-month injury layoff , scored in the the sixth minute to give the visitors the lead. Sumit found the back of the net in the 12th and 13th minutes, helping India win their second game in a row. The aggressive Indians dominated the first quarter, constantly looked to break into the striking circle. The tactic worked as all three goals were scored in the first quarter putting the home team on the back-foot. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju India’s first goal came when the team won their first short corner of the match. Rupinder showed good nick, as he timed the flick well with good power and speed to send it past the opposition goalkeeper. Defender Harmanpreet Singh’s skillful tackling saw Australia ‘A’ lose ball possession which led to India’s second goal. A fine assist by skipper Manpreet Singh to Sumit saw the youngster score a superb field goal in the 12th minute. The home team were left stunned when India converted their third goal in the very next minute when striker Akashdeep Singh set-up the goal scored by 21-year-old Sumit. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters With a formidable 3-0 lead in the first quarter, India did well in terms of stitching together good defence to hold off the Australian attack. Harmanpreet remained a vital cog of Indian defence as he won possession from Australian ball-carrier on several occasions that broke the home team’s rhythm. Australia’s lone goal-scoring opportunity came in the second quarter when they created a PC but India goalkeeper Krishan Pathak was up to the task. “It was a very good first quarter with the basics right. After a 3-0 lead, it was important we stayed focused on the process. The second and third quarter was tight. I was happy with the things we have been working on, we created a lot of opportunities and I believe we can still do better in our finishing,” Indian chief coach, Graham Reid said. India will play their next game on Monday where the team will look to continue their fine run in the tour. “The next game will be harder and we are looking forward to it. The team will be stronger from today’s which had about seven national players from Australian senior team. But it’s a good progression,” Reid added.last_img read more

Men OD in Tillsonburg apartment

Paramedics treated two men at the same address in Tillsonburg this weekend for opioid overdoses.A 21-year-old male and a 29-year-old male went into medical distress within five minutes of each other. Each overdoses warranted its own 911 call.The first 911 call came around 5:37 p.m. Sunday. When Oxford OPP arrived, they were told that Oxford paramedics were tending to the situation. Police report that someone inside the apartment administered two doses of the opioid antidote naloxone before first responders arrived. The victim was taken to hospital for additional treatment.The second call for the 29-year-old male came in around 5:42 p.m. OPP officers responding to the second call administered two doses of naloxone and began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.“Not only were officers and paramedics attending this address able to quickly identify an opioid overdose, a resident also observed the signs and immediately administered naloxone prior to emergency services arriving,” Insp. Tony Hymers, head of the Oxford OPP, said in a news release. “When someone is overdosing, minutes can make the difference between life and death.” read more

Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban waiting for new season faces trial on insider

Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban, waiting for new season, faces trial on insider trading claim by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2013 1:11 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DALLAS – With the Dallas Mavericks’ season-opening game still a month away, the pro basketball team’s outspoken owner, Mark Cuban, will be seeing a different kind of court this week.The government’s insider-trading case against Cuban goes to trial Monday in federal court in Dallas. Cuban is expected to testify, and experts say the verdict could come down to whether jurors find the billionaire and regular on the ABC reality show “Shark Tank” to be likable or smug.Cuban is accused of using insider information to dump his stock in a small Internet-search company in 2004 just before the shares fell in value. He avoided $750,000 in losses. The Securities and Exchange Commission wants Cuban to give up the money and pay a civil penalty.The SEC’s key piece of evidence is a phone call between Cuban and the CEO of Mamma.com. According to the SEC, the CEO told Cuban he had confidential information to share and Cuban agreed to keep it to himself. When the CEO said the company planned an offering of new stock, the SEC alleges, Cuban became angry because the offering would reduce the value of his 600,000 shares — and there was nothing he could do about it.“Well now I’m screwed. I can’t sell,” Cuban said, according to the SEC.But over the following two days, that’s exactly what Cuban did, unloading his shares before the company publicly announced the stock offering.Cuban disputes the SEC’s version of the facts, and his lawyers argue that insider-trading laws didn’t prohibit him from selling his shares.U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater agreed and dismissed the lawsuit in 2009, but his ruling was overturned by an appeals court, which sent the case back to Fitzwater for trial.James Meyers, a former enforcement attorney at the SEC now in private practice in Washington, said that insider-trading cases are hard to prove because they rely on circumstantial evidence — a phone call, a stock trade, and a presumed link between the two — and because some jurors don’t believe there’s anything wrong with insider trading.Cuban is expected to testify.“A lot of it will come down to how Cuban comes across,” Meyers said. He said that if he were Cuban’s lawyer, “I would tell him to come across as humble and affable and not as master of the universe.”Sports Illustrated listed Cuban among the 50 most powerful people in sports. He’s known for building the Mavericks into a winner and drawing at least $1.5 million in league fines, mostly for berating referees.When the SEC sued Cuban in 2008, he went after the regulators. He accused SEC staff of bias — targeting him because of his political views and wealth. The SEC’s inspector general, a government watchdog, said staffers made inappropriate comments about Cuban, but judged that their conduct didn’t affect handling of the case.James Cox, a law professor at Duke University who specializes in securities law, predicted that the SEC will win and said that Cuban should have settled. The stakes are high for the SEC too, he said. If the agency loses at trial, it might hesitate before filing the next insider-trading lawsuit.The SEC has some recent victories, including an August verdict against a former Goldman Sachs trader for misleading investors in a huge deal involving risky mortgage-backed securities. But the agency could use a high-profile win in Dallas. The regulator has taken years of pounding for failing to uncover Bernard Madoff’s massive investment fraud or bring charges against any top executives of Wall Street banks whose conduct contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. read more

Alcoa reaches lowcost electricity agreement with HydroQuebec

Alcoa reaches low-cost electricity agreement with Hydro-Quebec AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 25, 2014 9:55 am MDT Alcoa and Hydro-Quebec have reached a long-term agreement that will see the multinational’s three aluminum smelters continue to receive low-cost electricity as the company tries to tap into growing demand for the lightweight metal from the automotive industry.Alcoa had threatened last October to close its facilities in Quebec if the provincially owned utility refused to lower its electricity rates.As rumours of a spring provincial election intensify, Premier Pauline Marois travelled to Baie-Comeau on Tuesday to participate in the announcement of the deal with the U.S. metal producer.No details were released on what Alcoa will pay for electricity.The agreement runs through 2030 for smelters in Becancour and Deschambault and through 2036 for the smelter in Baie-Comeau.As a result of the agreement, Alcoa says it will proceed with $250 million of planned investments at the smelters over the next five years to improve productivity.The aluminum company said the investment will allow it to increase production of aluminum used for auto manufacturing while reducing production of commodity-grade aluminum at the Baie-Comeau casthouse as automakers turn to the lightweight metal for more fuel-efficient vehicles.Alcoa said automakers expect that aluminum content in North American vehicles will quadruple by 2015 and increase tenfold by 2025 from 2012 levels.“The agreement will help Alcoa achieve its goal of moving down the global aluminum cost curve and the casthouse optimization will help meet growing demand for aluminum in the North American auto market,” said Bob Wilt, president of Alcoa Global Primary Products.However, Alcoa (NYSE:AA) said it will no longer modernize the Baie-Comeau facility by building a new potline to replace the two Soderberg potlines it closed last year.In a news release, Marois said the challenges facing the aluminum industry required that the 2008 energy supply agreement be reopened to preserve 3,000 Alcoa jobs in the province.“I am particularly proud of the signing of this agreement, which marks a new beginning in our relationship with Alcoa in addition to ensuring the sustainability of its operations in Quebec and maintenance of quality jobs in our regions for at least 15 years,” she said.Under the agreement, Alcoa will provide its expertise in the design of vehicles using lightweight aluminum to support the Quebec government’s electric transportation strategy by considering the Baie-Comeau facility as a potential source for emerging technology applications, including aluminum-air batteries.Alcoa recently entered into a joint development agreement with clean technology company Phinergy to further develop its battery, which can be used in electric vehicles. Alcoa will also provide financial support and lend technical expertise to government-led programs focused on the use of aluminum to reduce vehicle weight.“We want to use this new agreement as a springboard to make Quebec a world leader in electric transportation,” Marois added.In October, the premier accused Alcoa of being alarmist by threatening to close its factories unless it secured lower electricity prices.Rio Tinto Alcan, another large aluminum producer with large smelting operations in Quebec, welcomed the deal with Alcoa and hoped it signals the province will be receptive to its request to have lower electricity prices for future projects.“It shows us that the government sees the importance of regional development and the aluminum industry in the regions, so it’s great news for us because we are mostly in the regions and we are investing lots of money year after year,” spokeswoman Claudine Gagnon said in an interview.The Montreal-based division of Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) expects to spend about $200 million this year to maintain its operations after completing a couple of large investment projects in Quebec, such as a new AP60 pilot production facility and turbine upgrade at Shipshaw. Several large investments are temporarily on hold until market conditions improve.Gagnon said the company has asked the province to reduce the electricity rate for these projects to less than 2.65 cents per kilowatt hour, from the L-rate of 4.3 cents.“We are asking that our future projects have a competitive price,” she said. “When we look at the aluminum industry around the world, 75 per cent of the industry is paying less than what we are paying right now.”The agreement with Alcoa comes as Quebec’s electricity exports face pressure from declining demand in the United States.Electricity consumption stopped growing in the past few years in the U.S., according to a study released Tuesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.Retail electricity sales in 2012 were 1.9 per cent lower than in the peak year of 2007. For the first 10 months of 2013, retail electricity sales were down 0.7 per cent from the same period in 2012.The decrease is partly attributed on the 2008 economic recession, but the council said that energy efficiency programs also played a role in lowering demand.— With files from Alexandre Robillard.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter read more

Jeremy Corbyn reveals secret to his flourishing allotment How he waters his

first_imgIn the podcast the singer told Mr Corbyn he has an “obsession” with compost and when the opposition leader questioned him further asking: “Do you turn the compost? … and do you put rods in? and do you water your heap?”, the star replied: “I wee on it!” His prized produce, which includes sweetcorn, leeks and artichokes, is complemented by his special compost, he revealed. In a surprising revelation the Labour leader revealed in a podcast to singer Will Young how adding urine to compost is “excellent” and says “everyone in allotments does”. Far from being shocked, Mr Corbyn responded: “Well that too,… Jeremy Corbyn has revealed the secret to his flourishing allotment – how he ‘waters’ his compost.last_img read more

Youre not immortal pathologist tells young people after students ecstasy death

The death of a student who took ecstasy as a “final fling” following the end of her university exams has prompted a pathologist to warn young people against fooling themselves into believing they are immortal.Joana Burns was with a group of friends celebrating the end of her final year of a maths degree at Sheffield Hallam University when she took £7 worth of the drug.Miss Burns rolled the powdered drug, also known as MDMA, into ‘bombs’ and took one before she went into the union building on June 6 last year.But after taking another bomb in the early hours of the morning the 22-year-old vomited it straight back up and began fitting before being rushed to hospital, where she later died.Pathologist Kim Suvarna told an inquest into her death on Wednesday that Miss Burns died from drug toxicity after the MDMA reacted with enzymes in her body, causing it to overheat.Dr Suvarna,  a Consultant Histopathologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said people up and down the country, like Miss Burns and her friends, take the drug without paying too much thought to the dangers.But he added: “There’s no such thing as a safe drug, particularly with this kind of psychoactive substance. 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. “If you are susceptible, they will kill you. The young tend to believe they can do things they wish because they are young and immortal. Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply.”Lewis Birch, Miss Burns’s boyfriend, told the hearing at Sheffield Coroner’s Court that she had taken the ecstasy willingly and he thought it was probably the third time she had done so.He said they were with a group who decided to go to the Tuesday Club at Sheffield University students’ union – an event he said was known for the use of ecstasy.Mr Birch said he had paid £14 for two quarters of ecstasy – cheaper than the price he had previously paid – and that nobody else who took the drug in the group suffered any adverse effects.There had been reports at the time of Miss Burns’ death that one of her friends had also collapsed.Mr Birch, a former biomedical sciences student who said he had been in a relationship with Miss Burns for three years, said the group had decided to go out that night as a last celebration of their time at university.The night out was described by Detective Constable Elizabeth Cooper, who investigated Miss Burns’ death, as a “final fling”. Assistant coroner Abigail Combes recorded a verdict of misadventure.Following the inquest Miss Burns’s mother Mosca Burns, from Alfreton, Derbyshire, urged youngsters to resist the temptation to experiment with drugs.Speaking outside court she said: “I would prefer it if nobody took MDMA again because I don’t really think you can assess the risk.”It’s different every time you take it. It can have a different effect on your body, it’s made in different ways, in different recipes, in different places, by different people, with different ethics. So, it’s not worth the risk.”Mrs Burns has previously expressed the hope that her daughter, who wanted to be a maths teacher, would be remembered more as an inspiration for girls to take up maths rather than as another victim of illegal drugs. read more

After protesting 75 wage reduction Albion Estate workers say they are

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBlairmont Estate sugar workers down tools, protest for better wagesNovember 27, 2018In “Business”Albion Estate cane harvesters picket GuySuCo’s ‘gang merger’ impositionAugust 4, 2017In “Business”Uitvlugt estate workers, pensioners protest new bank account requirementJune 27, 2018In “Business” Workers protesting at Albion on Wednesday, following GuySuCo’s decision to cut their wagesReeling from the unilateral move by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to reduce their earnings for canal cleaning by some 75 per cent, workers attached to the Albion Sugar Estate, after protesting the reduction, say the are now jobless.The workers expressed great frustration over the wages, outlining that to clean a four-foot canal, they are being paid $56 to clean each rod.“The rate before was $225 per rod and somebody came from the office in Georgetown and set that rate down. They cut it by 75 per cent without saying one word to us that they paying you that; no consultation,” said Gopaul Singh, one of the operators.Singh added that management at the Estate promised that there would be full consultation in the future.However, the workers staged a two-day strike on Monday and Tuesday and when they informed management that they were going to resume work on Wednesday; they were reportedly told that the Estate had no work for them.“We are contending that they should pay the $225 until they have such matters resolved as to a rate they want to pay,” Singh stressed.Another worker, Nazir Hussain told this publication that what was done to workers was us unfair.“They did not ask us anything. They just came to a conclusion at $56, which is wrong and we and management tried to discuss it but it going in a circle,” he said.The sugar industry has been encountering significant challenges over the last several years with European markets having shelved preferential payments for sugar.Government after assuming office has implemented several austerity measures including the closure of several estates – Wales, East Demerara, Skeldon and Rose Hall. However, many of thousands of workers who lost employment say they have been finding great difficulty in garnering alternative employment.For those who remain, they have been complaining about not seeing wage increases or Annual Production Incentives (API).The three estates that remain in operation are Uitvlugt, Albion and Blairmont. read more

Anglo Platinum updates on its range of mechanised and innovative mining projects

first_imgAt the recent 40th African Mining Network dinner, Chris Griffith, CEO – Anglo American Platinum Ltd, gave a presentation which included updates on the range of continuous mechanised mining projects it is implementing. The presentation was titled Driving the future of the PGM industry – modernisation is an imperative.The Epiroc (Atlas Copco) 22H Mobile Miner or as Anglo refers the machine, the Rapid Mine Development System (RMDS) is designed to mine declines on reef to rapidly drop down & open new mining areas. It is starting production at the Twickenham mine with targeted advance rates of 200 m/mth.On the reef hard rock cutting side, the Sandvik MN220 machine operations continue at Twickenham with the machine designed to operates in 1 m high stopes, delivering low volume ore at the desired grade. Anglo is targeting a cutting rate of 3.9 m/shift and 1,200 m2/mth. This machine was first tested at Bathopele then modified before moving to Twickenham.The Sandvik Continuous Hauling System that will operate behind the RMDS consists of an 86 m flexible & mobile belt targeted to remove 100 t/h of material (particle size 250 mm x 70 mm x 70 mm). It is currently being assembled at Twickenham.Anglo Platinum has also tested a fleet of ultra-low profile (ULP) equipment at Twickenham consisting of a drill rig, roof bolter, dozer, sweeper and continuous loader. The ULP equipment aim is to achieve stoping rates of 4,000 m2/ mth from a half level.In the future, a new fuel cell dozer that runs on hydrogen carried in liquid form is expected to make its debut underground in 2019. A drum of the liquid fuel can power the dozer for several days. The aim is to allow dozer operations on a steep dip that has been very difficult to handle to date for mechanised trackless mining.last_img read more