England name uncapped Rory Burns in Test squad for Sri Lanka tour

first_imgEngland named uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns on Friday in a 16-man squad for three November Tests in Sri Lanka, the first tour since the retirement of Alastair Cook.Burns led Surrey to the county championship this season and the 28-year-old has been the leading run scorer in the top flight with 1,319 championship runs at an average of more than 69.Kent batsman Joe Denly and Warwickshire fast bowler Olly Stone also earned their first Test call-ups.Denly has nine ODI caps but has not been in the England set-up since 2010.Cook, England’s most-capped Test player with 161, retired internationally this month with an emotional century against India.Stone was also named in the one-day squad that was announced on Wednesday as was all-rounder Ben Stokes.Stokes and batsman Alex Hales, who is in the ODI squad, were charged this week with bringing the game into disrepute.Both are due to appear before a disciplinary hearing in December to face charges resulting from a fracas outside a Bristol nightclub a year ago.Stone was handed his first ODI call up as a result of Yorkshire fast bowler Liam Plunkett being ruled out of the first three fixtures due to his wedding.Plunkett will, however, be available for the fourth and fifth ODIs.Test squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicket), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Olly Pope, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.last_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd share price jumps after Mourinho sacking

first_imgMan Utd share price jumps after Mourinho sackingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United’s share price has jumped since the sacking of Jose Mourinho.Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named caretaker manager of United after the sacking of Mourinho.The stock market reacted “positively” to Mourinho’s dismissal on Tuesday with the club’s value increasing by £170m, Kieran Maguire, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, said.“They’ve probably made money by sacking him,” he told Sky Sports News. “Manchester United, their success in the stock market and as a commercial entity, is very much based on delivering trophies on the pitch. They can’t go for a sustained time without that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Belarus v Northern Ireland: TV, stream, squad news & preview

first_imgNorthern Ireland will feel confident of maintaining their perfect start to their Euro 2020 Qualifying campaign when they travel to Belarus, who are marooned at the bottom of Group C without a point.Michael O’Neill’s side have beaten Belarus already, by a 2-1 scoreline at home, as well as Estonia twice.The goal the White Wings scored that night is the only one they have managed so far, losing 4-0 and 2-0 against Netherlands and Germany either side of that game. 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? Game Belarus vs Northern Ireland Date Tuesday, June 11 Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on ESPN3. It can be streamed via Univision Deportes En Vivo US TV channel Online stream ESPN3 Univision Deportes En Vivo In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed from Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Belarus squad Goalkeepers Hutar, Klimovich, Pavlyuchenko Defenders Martynovich, Shitov, Palyakow, Valadzko, Veratsila, Naumov, Volkov, Pyachenin Midfielders Kislyak, Drahun, Stasevich, Nyakhaychyk, Mayewski, Korzun, Kavalyow, Gromyko Forwards Gordeichuk, Laptsew, Skavysh, Shikava Igor Kriushenko has no major injury concerns and could keep faith with the same 11 players who were beaten 2-0 by Germany last time out.Possible Belarus starting XI: Hutar; Shitov, Palyakow, Martynovich, Naumov, Valadzko; Gromyko, Mayewski, Drahun; Laptsew, Kavalyow Position Northern Ireland squad Goalkeepers McGovern, Peacock-Farrell, Hazard Defenders Hughes, McAuley, J. Evans, Cathcart, McLaughlin, Lewis, Smith, Flanagan, Ballard Midfielders McNair, Davis, McGinn, C. Evans, Ferguson, Dallas, Saville, Jones, Whyte, Thompson, Sykes Forwards Lafferty, Magennis, Washington, Boyce, Smyth Conor Washington and Josh Magennis both scored after being introduced from the bench while Northern Ireland were trailing against Estonia last time out, with Jordan Jones setting up the latter, and all three could be rewarded with starts against Belarus.Liam Boyce was hooked at half-time in that game after a poor showing up front and is likely to be dropped.Possible Northern Ireland starting XI: Peacock-Farrell; Dallas, Cathcart, Evans, Lewis; McNair, Davis, Saville; Jones, Magennis, WashingtonBetting & Match Odds Northern Ireland are the favourites in this one with  Bet365, priced at 13/8. Both a Belarus win and a draw are available at 21/10.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Conor WashingtonNorthern Ireland could keep their 100% Euro 2020 Qualifying record intact and stay atop Group C with a win over rock-bottom Belarus at the Borisov Arena.They lead both Germany and the Netherlands but have played a game more than their qualification rivals.Michael O’Neill’s side have also been fortunate enough to avoid playing either of the two favourites for automatic qualification so far.Late goals from substitutes Conor Washington and Josh Magennis saw them maintain their perfect start with a 2-1 win in Estonia on Saturday and the pair – along with fellow substitute Jones – will hope to start this one.”It was a difficult game in Belfast [against Belarus],” O’Neill said.”I thought we had a lot of control of the game and then we gave away a slightly unfortunate goal after we had gone ahead and whilst we always felt that we could win the game we had to go virtually until the last few minutes to do it.”As Estonia showed the other night, Belarus will look at this as a game they can potentially take points from and with that in mind I think it will be an extremely difficult match.”Mentally we’re in a good place because we won the last game, the mental tiredness is not the same, so that should be the key factor for us. We’re looking forward to the game and we’ve everything to gain by trying to go out and get another three points.”The Green and White army have beaten Belarus on both previous occasions they have played them, scoring five goals via five different goalscorers.Belarus, despite being bottom after three successive defeats from three qualification games, are still in with a shot of qualifying for Euro 2020, as their promotion from League D to League C in the Nations League has earned them a guaranteed playoff spot.Northern Ireland are not so lucky, and the magnitude of taking maximum points from the first four games is not lost on O’Neill.”A win [against Belarus] means that all of the next four games have huge significance,” O’Neill added.”It really means that you will go into the last two games, game seven and eight, with a chance of qualification regardless of what happens in between and that’s the significance.”last_img read more

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Kolkata Police bans entry exit of 20wheel trucks to unclog traffic

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Police prohibited the entry and exit of goods vehicles with a minimum of 20 wheels to ensure smooth commute for motorists in its jurisdiction, according to a notification issued on Monday.”The commissioner of Kolkata Police has ordered that all goods vehicles having 20 wheels or more are prohibited from entering into or existing from the entire Kolkata Police jurisdiction to evade traffic congestion and ensure smooth, nuisance-free plying,” read the notification. This order had already come into force from Sunday. The restriction will continue until further notice, said the notification. Violators will be “punished as per the existing law”. However, truck operators and transporters are not happy with the decision.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

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Selftaught Syrian newcomer 10 a piano star

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Eahem said Marcel taught himself how to play by simply listening to music and figuring out how to replicate it. Sometimes it’s hard to get her son’s fingers off the keys, she said.“It’s really like the piano is part of Marcel,” she told CBC News.Marcel’s 12-year-old brother, Eilia, said it goes even further than that.“He’s, like, inside the piano,” he said. “When I see him playing I think It’s like he’s thinking about nothing.”Marcel Ward’s family fled Syria in 2012, stopping in several other places before settling in Hamilton. (Submitted by Ward family)Just a few months after Marcel began discovering the beauty of music, the sounds of war arrived at his family’s door. The Wards fled Damascus for Dubai and would spend the next few years moving the family, and that little keyboard, around.Manar Ward, Marcel’s father, described the next few years as turbulent.“We moved after the war started in Syria,” he said.“We settled in Dubai and we tried to live there because all my family got attacked from so many rebels. My sister got shot there. Then we settled in Dubai for the (next) three years.”It was during those years in the United Arab Emirates that Marcel’s parents really noticed his gift. “I remember the first time he played some pieces and we showed it to some experts in piano. They were shocked,” Ward said.“They said we need two years of training to play that. It was so hard. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement In Syria, five-year-old Marcel Ward’s first love was a small plastic keyboard.Now his family, who fled the violence in Damascus, calls him “Mini Mozart.” And he’s got the skills to prove it. Eahem Ward said she never imagined that small red keyboard would change her son’s life, but it was one of the few possessions they took with them when they left Syria in 2012. Marcel kept playing it throughout his family’s journey to Dubai, Lebanon, the U.S. and finally, Hamilton, Ont. Twitterlast_img read more

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Annan advocates expanding disarmament measures to cope with new realities

In a message to the Second Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention in Geneva, the Secretary-General pointed out that new kinds of conflicts had emerged since the end of the Cold War. “Most recently, with terrorist attacks on the United States, the international community has been confronted with terrible new security challenges,” he noted.Calling the treaty “a living instrument that can be adjusted and updated to keep abreast of new developments,” the Secretary-General lauded its States Parties for considering “an impressive range” of proposals towards that end. “With internal conflicts now claiming many more casualties than wars between States, and with small calibre weapons and explosive remnants of war continuing to cause avoidable deaths, injury and hardship, an expansion of the scope of the Convention to cover these issues is clearly warranted,” he said.Mr. Annan also pointed to the “death and devastation” caused by mines, which not only killed and maimed people but also rendered land unfit for agriculture or settlement. Noting that the Convention’s Amended Protocol II could help address the problem, he called on those countries that had not yet signed or ratified that instrument to do so without delay. In addition, the Secretary-General said it was “unfortunate” that the CCW had only 88 States Parties. “I urge you to consider practical steps that could be taken to encourage more accessions in the near future,” he said in the message, which was delivered on his behalf by Jayantha Dhanapala, the Under Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs. read more

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Football Ohio State remains at No 2 playoff fate hinges on Michigan

OSU coach Urban Meyer embraces redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore (2) following the Buckeyes 30-23 overtime win over the Wisconsin Badgers on Oct. 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWith the final week of the regular season now on the minds of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Scarlet and Gray will enter the last game of the year still ranked at No. 2 in the College Football Playoff poll. Michigan, OSU’s opponent this Saturday, retained its No. 3 ranking as well.There was little shakeup in the top of the poll, as Alabama remained in the top spot for the fourth straight week. At No. 4, Clemson also held onto the final playoff spot available. Louisville, ranked at No. 5 last week, fell to No. 11 following a loss to Houston.At No. 5 and No. 6, the first two teams out of the playoffs, Washington and Wisconsin will both be looking to make a case in the conclusions of its respective seasons. Washington currently leads the Pac-12, and will need to beat Washington State for a title shot. A conference title could help solidify the Huskies as a playoff contender. Penn State, the current East Division leader in the Big Ten, moved to the No. 7 spot, and will be facing Michigan State in its final game. If OSU defeats Michigan this Saturday, and Penn State picks up a win, the Nittany Lions will be headed to Indianapolis for a chance at the Big Ten title.In the West Division, Wisconsin simply needs to beat Minnesota this weekend to reach the Big Ten title game. However, a loss to OSU earlier this season could spoil any playoff aspirations for the Badgers, regardless of a conference crown.The decision by the committee in regards to the fate of the potential Big Ten champion in the playoffs over potential one-loss teams such as OSU and Michigan will be made exactly a week from Tuesday. The Buckeyes will need a win over the Wolverines, and a little love from the playoff committee for a chance at another national title. read more

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Bertus Servaas about PGE Kielce crisis If Kielce needs us if not

The Polish PGE Vive Kielce president Bertus Servaas finally admitted financial troubles in which are the club with clear conclusion that “team can declare bankruptcy if city of Kielce doesn’t help”. Servaas gave an interview for Echodnia.eu.I would like to know if the PGE VIVE club playing at such a level as now is needed by Kielce or not. If not, we declare bankruptcy and play in the second league – says the president, who asked the Kielce councilors for additional support for the club with the amount of 4.5 million PLN. Servaas also proposes to buy part of the company’s club shares in the city. Councilors announce that they will deal with the matter perhaps at the next session, but they are mostly surprised by the amount of money PGE VIVE is asking for. The club is in debt and threatens bankruptcy.– We are at the wall. The club is in debt – Servaas admits. – I would like to know if the PGE VIVE club playing at such a level as now, in the European lead, is needed by Kielce or not. This is the key question for me. If not, we announce the bankruptcy of the company, many players will leave, we withdraw from the Champions League and PGNiG Superliga and start from scratch, that is from the second league. If you need it, I would like to sit down and talk about the idea of the city’s promotional use of the club’s image and our achievements from recent years. Also about the amount of urban subsidies in the following years, because the problem will probably be coming back, and support at the current level is in my opinion insufficient. In the letter I sent to the councilors, I wrote that for 16 years of my presidency, the city’s share in the club’s budget was 11 percent. In my opinion, this is not much. Our advertising potential, calculated by a specialist agency, is only PLN 42 million in Poland. I think it’s worth using this brand better, “says Servaas.I have no offer from PSG for Cindric – Servaas denied. – It would be difficult to sell next players, because when we have debts, they could leave us for free – he adds. – We have been under great pressure for two years, we are looking for money wherever it is possible. If we get out of debts now, then the budget for the 2018/2019 season is guaranteed, although only in December I will know if there is enough money and if I will not have to sell players. If we are now on our feet, I am sure we will maintain the sports level of the previous seasons for the next two years, “says Servaas. – I do not want to put anyone against the wall, I understand that I need money for kindergartens and holes in the roadways. I feel responsible for this situation, but I do not feel guilty. I do everything from the heart and not for my interest, but for Kielce and the fans. For 16 years, when I was the president of the club, my company (VIVE Textile Recycling – red) has spent a huge amount on handball. Recently, I can not give as much as before, because the company is undergoing a reorganization, and I am the largest employer in the city, I am responsible for the existence of 1,800 people – ends Bertus Servaas. Bertus ServaasPGE Vive Kielce ← Previous Story 16.000 votes for Young World Handball Player 2017/2018 – Jaime Fernandez with biggest support Next Story → Manolo Cadenas overtakes Meshkov Brest read more

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Apple awarded patent that could keep your iPhone 5 scratch free

first_imgOne of the key factors in Apple’s success in the gadget market over recent years is its ability to iterate a design and feature set. While the original iPhone was a game changer, it did have its faults. But importantly, the new iPhone models that followed fixed those issues while continuing to develop the device and the platform.A new patent granted to Apple this week could hint at yet another issue the company has solved. The iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad all look great when you first buy them, but after months of use the cases will no doubt have a few scratches on them. It’s the kind of thing we all put down to general wear and tear, and it is pretty much unavoidable.The patent Apple has secured is for adding a nitride layer to devices. This layer is transparent and invisible to the eye, but it manages to stop the underlying materials from getting scratched. If Apple coats the next generation of its iDevices in this nitrate layer it could mean an end to scratched cases, or at the very least they stay scratch free for longer.The awarded patent is entitled “Nitriding stainless steel for consumer products” and the abstract makes it clear this is a relatively cheap solution for protecting a device. It’s also thin enough that not only does the underlying materials color come through, but so does its texture.Apple will be able to continue using stainless steel as a case material, and has detailed a salt bath nitrate process for applying this scratch-resistant layer to it. The process takes up to 90 minutes at 580 degrees Celsius to apply a layer up to 30 microns thick, after which it can be polished to leave a smooth finish. The resulting protective layer has a Vickers hardness test value of 1,000+.Read more at AppleInsiderMatthew’s OpinionThe patent was filed in April of last year, so this nitride layer may already be in use on some Apple products. If it isn’t, then it surely will be on the next generation of devices to cut down on the potential for scratches. There’s little reason not to use it as the result is invisible and incredibly thin.Apple isn’t shy of experimenting with new materials in a bid to make products better. There’s no better example of this than the experimentation with, and exclusive licensing of Liquidmetal. It’s an amorphous metal alloy that’s almost impossible to bend by hand and is already being considered for use in fuel cells.last_img read more

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The compassionate thing to do Lisa Smith will have right to return

first_img Short URL TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said that Lisa Smith, who has reportedly been detained in Syria, will be allowed to return to Ireland as it is the “compassionate” thing to do. On Friday night it emerged that Smith, originally from Dundalk, was being held in northern Syria on suspicion of Islamic State membership. Speaking in Dublin today, Varadkar said more information is needed on Smith’s case and that a security assessment will be carried before she is allowed return to Ireland. “As an Irish citizen, she will have the right to return to Ireland, as will her child who’s an Irish citizen.“But it’s not just as simple as coming here, and everything proceeding as if nothing had happened,” he said.  Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone said the Government would attend to the best interest of Smith’s two-year-old child, adding “I think that’s the way the government has always operated”.Yesterday, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said that the State will make every effort to bring Smith home.Flanagan told RTÉ’s The Week in Politics today: “I understand there is an Irish citizen… She’s keen to come home. Every effort will be made by Irish authorities to ensure she gets home.”He added it’s a very complex situation, and that the relevant facts must be ascertained before further steps are taken.This sentiment was echoed by Varadkar who told reporters that “going to Syria, going to live in what was called the Islamic State is not in itself an offence or a crime,” adding that the Government will need to carry out an investigation.  Image: Tom Conachy 39,301 Views ‘The compassionate thing to do’: Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria. Mar 11th 2019, 12:15 PM https://jrnl.ie/4534537 I know the authorities there want to interrogate her to see if she was involved in any crimes there, but it’s very possible that she was never a combatant for example.“There may need to be a prosecution there and we need to make sure that if she does return to Ireland that she isn’t a threat to anybody,” Varadkar said. Security sources have told TheJournal.ie that the woman left the Defence Forces in 2011 and married a Muslim man. She had earlier converted to Islam. It is believed she left for Syria in 2015 after her initial marriage broke down. It is understood she is currently being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria. But ultimately this is an Irish citizen and we don’t believe that removing an Irish citizen’s citizenship from her or her family, rendering them stateless, would be either the right or compassionate thing to do. Share2125 Tweet Email2 Lisa Smith Monday 11 Mar 2019, 12:15 PM Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said an investigation will need to be carried out into the case of Lisa Smith, an Irish woman suspected of involvement with IS in Syria, but that’s “its very possible she was never a combatant”. pic.twitter.com/F1n4gDMpN4— Adam Daly (@AdamDaly52) March 11, 2019 Source: Adam Daly/Twitter 212 Comments Lisa Smith Image: Tom Conachy By Adam Daly Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Endangered Whale Species Experience Mini Baby Boom

first_imgStay on target It’s one of the rarest species of whales in the planet, with only an estimated 411 remaining, but it seems there’s hope yet for the North Atlantic right whale: Researchers say the endangered right whales are experiencing a mini baby boom in waters off New England.The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown, Massachusetts, said on Friday its aerial survey team had spotted two mother and calf pairs in Cape Cod Bay a day earlier. That brings the number seen in New England waters alone this year to three, as another mother-calf pair was spotted previously on April 7.The right whale known as EgNo 4180 and her 2019 calf is photographed by the CCS aerial survey team in Cape Cod Bay on April 11. (Photo Credit: Center for Coastal Studies)This sighting heralds the arrival of the 2019 calves to their feeding grounds in the northeast. The whales give birth off Georgia and Florida in the winter and travel to feeding grounds off New England in the early spring.Researchers are celebrating the sighting, especially since the whale’s population has been falling, and no calves were seen at all last year. In all, seven right whale calves have been seen in 2019, the Associated Press reported.The mothers spotted on Thursday were identified by the CCS as EgNo 4180 and EgNo 3317.EgNo 4180 and her calf were sighted in the southern portion of the bay. She was first seen by CCS in 2010, making her at least 9 years old. EgNo 3117, who was born in late 2002, and her calf were spotted in the middle part of the bay.CCS also spotted the right whale known as EgNo 3317 with her calf on April 11. (Photo Credit: Center for Coastal Studies)On April 7, CCS saw the right whale #1204, a whale of at least 38 years of age that was first seen in 1982, and her calf, which is #1204’s ninth-known calf.North Atlantic right whales have a stocky black body, with no dorsal fin. Their tail is broad, deeply notched, and all black with a smooth trailing edge, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Their characteristic feature is raised patches of rough skin, called callosities, on their heads that appear white because of whale lice (cyamids). Each right whale has a unique pattern of these callosities, which scientists use to identify individual whales.One of the greatest threats to the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale is entanglement in fishing lines. In 2018, EgNo 4180 was spotted with entanglement wounds on her peduncle and back.It is illegal to approach a North Atlantic right within 500 yards (1500 feet) without a Federal Research Permit. However, according to the CCS, the right whales often feed very close to shore, offering whale watchers on land unbeatable views of one of the rarest of the marine mammals.More on Geek.com:Romeo, the Loneliest Frog, Meets His Juliet for the First TimeDrugged Orangutan Found in Tourist’s Luggage in Bali AirportCritically Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Found Dead in Mexico Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

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Ibrahimovic enjoying crazy start to Holloywood

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he is enjoying his new “crazy start” to life at Hollywood after scoring a brace in his debut for LA GalaxyThe star made an instant impact on his debut in the MLS last Saturday by scoring a 40-yard stunner and then adding a second later on, as Galaxy overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat Los Angeles FC 4-3.After an injury-ridden season at Manchester United, where the former Swede international’s appearances had become increasingly restrictive, Ibrahimovic is delighted to be playing regular football once more.“Every movie has a good start; hopefully it has a good ending also,” said Ibrahimovic, according to Sky Sports.“It has been a crazy start, playing the first game and scoring two goals – expectations are very high.“I demanded a lot from myself, I put a lot of pressure on myself because every time I play I want to perform. I want to do what I know I can do.“It will take time to adapt to everything but I’m just happy I’m playing football after my injury. I appreciate every time I put on my boots.”When asked who should play him in a movie, Ibrahimovic said: “Probably somebody like [Sylvester] Stallone.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The forward admitted that he may be unable to watch the Manchester derby on Saturday due to the jet lag he is currently recovering from, as United will be looking to prevent their local rivals Manchester City from claiming the Premier League title.“I don’t know because of the jet lag, probably not at that time! Of course I follow all the teams I played with because I have a good relationship with every club I was at.” revealed the 36 year-old.“I just want positive things to happen for them and I wish them all the best of the luck. Hopefully things go well – let’s see if I’m awake.”But Ibrahimovic is confident that his former United coach Jose Mourinho will have a plan to spoil the celebrations for City.“I think they are pumped. They are looking forward to a game like that because obviously City are ahead by many points and the rest of the league is not playing for the Premier League trophy,” predicted Ibrahimovic.“They are playing for the Champions League and the places behind City so someone will want to give them a little shake like Liverpool did the other day.“I know the coach very well. He is very motivated for these kind of games and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t want them to become champions against him. He’ll make sure of that.”last_img read more

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BSE closes points 13313 up on Feb 28

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 133.13 points up to stand at 21,120.12. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 38.15 points up to stand at 6,276.95. JP Power and Piramal Enterprises Ltd were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.26% and 7.26% along with Hindalco Industries and Power Finance with an increase of 6.86% and 6.71% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Maruti Suzuki and Dish TV India with a decrease of 4.54% and 3.16% along with Financial Technologies and Nestle India with a decrease of 3.09% and 3.00% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 170.83 points at 12,598.73 while the banking sector is up 33.74 points at 12,284.27 and the realty sector is up 0.26 points at 1,203.50. The Indian currency is down 0.14% at Rs 62.07 per dollar.last_img read more

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In historic visit Clinton reaches out to Laos

first_imgFour decades later, American weapons are still claiming lives. When the war ended, about a third of some 270 million cluster bombs dropped on Laos had failed to detonate. More than 20,000 people have been killed in Laos since then by ordnance, according to Laos’ government, and agricultural development has been stymied.Clinton, gauging whether the nation can evolve into a new foothold of American influence in Asia, met with the prime minister and foreign minister, part of a weeklong diplomatic tour of Southeast Asia. The goal is to bolster America’s standing in some of the fastest growing markets of the world, and counter China’s expanding economic, diplomatic and military dominance of the region.Clinton said she and Laotian leaders “traced the arc of our relationship from addressing the tragic legacies of the past to finding a way to being partners of the future.”Laos is the latest test case of the Obama administration’s efforts to “pivot” U.S. foreign policy away from the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The efforts follow a long period of estrangement between Washington and a former Cold War-era foe, and come as U.S. relations also warm with countries such as Myanmar and Vietnam. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressVIENTIANE, Laos (AP) – Decades after the U.S. gave Laos a horrific distinction as the world’s most heavily bombed nation per person, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Wednesday to help get rid of millions of unexploded bombs that still pockmark the impoverished country _ and still kill.The U.S. dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on the North Vietnamese ally during its “secret war” between 1964 and 1973 _ about a ton of ordnance for each Laotian man, woman and child. That exceeded the amount dropped on Germany and Japan together in World War II. “Let us mend the wounds of the past together so that Laos can begin a new legacy of peace,” he said.The U.S. is spending $9 million this year on cleanup operations for unexploded ordnance in Laos and is likely to offer more in the coming days.It is part of a larger Obama administration effort to reorient the direction of U.S. diplomacy and commercial policy as the world’s most populous continent becomes the center of the global economy over the next century. It is also a reaction to China’s expanding influence.The last U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos was John Foster Dulles in 1955. His plane landed after a water buffalo was cleared from the tarmac.At that time, the mountainous, sparsely populated nation was near the center of U.S. foreign policy. On leaving office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned his successor, John F. Kennedy, that if Laos fell to the communists, all Southeast Asia could be lost as well.While Vietnam ended up the focal point of America’s “domino theory” foreign policy, Laos was drawn deeply into the conflict as the U.S. helped support its anti-communist forces and bombed North Vietnamese supply lines and bases. Landlocked and impoverished Laos offers fewer resources than its far larger neighbors and has lagged in Asia’s economic boom. It remains one of the poorest countries in Asia, even as it hopes to boost its development with accession soon to the World Trade Organization.In recent years, China has stepped up as Laos’ principal source of assistance, with loans and grants of up to $350 million over the past two decades. But like many others in its region, Laos’ government is wary of Beijing’s intentions. And it has kept an envious eye on neighboring Vietnam’s 40 percent surge in commercial trade with the United States over the past two years, as well as the sudden rapprochement between the U.S. and nearby Myanmar.Persistent human rights issues stand in the way of closer relations with Washington. The U.S. remains concerned about the plight of the ethnic Hmong minority, most of whom fled the country after fighting for a U.S.-backed guerilla army during the Vietnam War. Nearly 250,000 resettled in the United States. The U.S. has pressed Laos to respect the rights of returnees from neighboring countries.Washington also has been seeking greater cooperation from Laos on the search for U.S. soldiers missing in action since the Vietnam War. More than 300 Americans remain unaccounted for in Laos. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familycenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories And the U.S. is pressing the Laotian government to hold off on a proposed $3.5 billion dam project across the Mekong River. The dam would be the first across the river’s mainstream and has sparked a barrage of opposition from neighboring countries and environmental groups, which warn that tens of millions of livelihoods could be at stake.The project is currently on hold, and Washington hopes to stall it further with the promise of funds for new environmental studies.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories In her meetings, Clinton discussed environmental concerns over a proposed dam on the Mekong River as well as investment opportunities and the joint efforts to clean up the unexploded bombs dropped across Laos over what was once called the Ho Chi Minh trail. Greater American support for programs in these fields will be included in a multimillion-dollar initiative for Southeast Asia to be announced later this week.Clinton visited a Buddhist temple and a U.S.-funded prosthetic center for victims of American munitions. 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spent about $27 millionWhen it comes to federal races the tables are turned Republican groups have spent $20 million to Democratic groups’ $17 million to influence Minnesota’s congressional racesAltogether that means state races have seen $126 million in independent campaign spending while outside groups have put $374 million toward federal races High-profile state racesTwo of the most closely watched state races are for governor and attorney general Both Democrat incumbents Gov Mark Dayton and Attorney General Lori Swanson are not seeking re-electionTim Walz DFL candidate for governor and Keith Ellison who’s running for attorney general have about twice as much cash on hand going into the final days of the campaign as their Republican rivals Jeff Johnson and Doug WardlowWalz has nearly $640000 in the bank to Johnson’s $320000 reports show While Ellison had about $355000 to Wardlow’s $155000 but Wardlow has seen a recent increase in fundraisingThe reports cover spending from the beginning of the year through Oct 22Democratic candidates for the Minnesota House also held a slight edge over Republicans who are fighting to keep their majority DFLers had about $1 million in the bank to the GOP’s $833000 and Democrats have raised and spent about twice as much this cycle as RepublicansCongressional racesDemocratic candidates for Congress also have a financial advantage Candidates for Minnesota’s eight seats in the US House of Representatives and two in the Senate filed pre-election reports Oct 25 with the Federal Election CommissionSen Tina Smith who was appointed to Al Franken’s senate seat in January has $19 million in the bank heading into the final days of her campaign to finish the two years left in the termSmith’s Republican opponent Karin Housley a state senator from St Marys Point has $568000 on hand and outstanding debts of $180000Sen Amy Klobuchar’s re-election campaign is flush with nearly $6 million in cash Her GOP opponent State Rep Jim Newberger has less than $20000 on hand and raised just $210000 so far this yearDemocratic challenger Angie Craig has a big overall fundraising advantage in her rematch with Congressman Jason Lewis in the second district Craig raised $42 million to Lewis’ $25 million so far this yearAs Election Day nears both candidates have more than $1 million in the bank to spend Craig has $200000 in debtsThird district the exceptionThe race for a west metro congressional seat is the one of the exceptions where the Republican incumbent has the financial upper hand The race is considered one of the most competitive in the state and possibly the nationCongressman Erik Paulsen has raised $54 million this year to secure a sixth term and had more than $1 million in the bank when FEC reports were filed Challenger Dean Phillips has raised about $4 million but had just $269000 on hand Oct 17 when federal reports were filedPhillips recently told the Associated Press he planned to loan his campaign as much as $13 million 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For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: August 23 2011 5:40 pm Related News On Tuesdayan unidentified militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district The gunfight broke out between security forces and ultras in Lacchanpora village in Handwara areaofficials said A militant was killed in the exchange of firethey said adding the identity and group affiliation of the slain ultra was not yet known Unconfirmed reports said another militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces on Bandipora-Gurez road in north Kashmir For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 21 2016 5:04 pm The Imtiaz Ali film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma is tentatively called The Ring Related News The Ring that’s what we have been calling this untitled Imtiaz Ali film which stars Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan But now rumours are rife that the director has decided to name his film Rahnuma Yes you heard that right The actors made it clear that The Ring is not the final title for the love story which has SRK and Anushka starring together for the third time in a film While we were wondering why the makers released the first look way before announcing the official name some leading dailies suggest that the Tamasha director might have named his upcoming project as Rahnuma But if that is so then why Anushka refused to share it with media when she appeared on the red carpet of Stardust Awards In fact the actor asked the media to suggest some name that comes to their mind Anushka also shared her ‘divine’ experience of shooting with SRK She said “It was a divine experience as they both are incredible at what they do I share a very good rapport with Shah Rukh so I was at ease working with him and Imtiaz is a dream director for any actor So I really enjoyed myself” Also read | It was a divine experience to work with Shah Rukh Khan and Imtiaz Ali : AnushkaSharma The 28-year-old actor said that the year has been very special for her thanks to the success of both her movies Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil The Imtiaz Ali film has been extensively shot in Europe The project marks first association of the actors with Imtiaz whose last film was Tamasha The director assures that this project will be something which is new for Shah Rukh and a unique experience for the audience “For me I didn’t want to fall into a pattern of the certain type of film And he (Shah Rukh) wanted to break out of the pattern that he was in That’s the reason why we got to work” More from the world of Entertainment: In the film Shah Rukh is said to be playing a tourist guide For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: May 15 2016 12:05 am Photo for representational purpose Related News To counter the government’s charges on the AgustaWestland deal the Congress raised the CAG report on the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation when Narendra Modi was the chief minister of the state in Parliament The CAG had rapped the PSU for borrowing some Rs 20000 crore from PSU banks to explore the KG basin for gas without any notable success Interestingly those who were at the helm of the GSPC far from being punished have been rewarded Jagdish Pandian who was the MD of GSPC for eight years was earlier this year appointed vice-president and chief investment officer of the $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Another former MD Atanu Chakraborty has been appointed Director General Hydrocarbons GoI one of the most sought after regulatory assignments seeking to monetise hydrocarbon assets The government however refutes the charge that no gas was discovered and claims 14 TCF (trillion cubic feet) has been found Poster watch Jagdish Sharma the Delhi INTUC (Indian National Trade Union Congress) vice-president has often embarrassed the Congress Whenever the party did badly he would bring out posters calling for ‘Priyanka lao desh bachao’ thus undermining Rahul Gandhi’s position Now Sharma has also started projecting Robert Vadra Last week Sharma put up posters all over Delhi on Sonia Gandhi’s ‘Save Democracy’ march to Parliament on May 6 with Priyanka and Vadra’s photos Congress leaders would have been in a better position to dismiss Sharma’s impudence if he was not Vadra’s golfing companion In fact Sharma was nominated to the Delhi Golf Club thanks to the UPA government Reality bytes Thanks to the spurt in the number of TV news channels in Tamil Nadu — there are over 16 channels including 10 owned by politicians — there is a new sense of glasnost in the state In the 2011 election the media was generally too intimidated to discuss in detail the foibles of the state’s politicians But now Tamil Nadu has learnt from northern TV channels and everything is open for discussion including candid visuals of the 92-year-old M Karunanidhi and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who does not get down from her vehicle When she walks to the dais policemen block the camera view It’s difficult to make out what DMDK leader Vijayakanth is saying Favourite ministers Because of their readiness to help Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari are two favourite ministers of Congress leaders Gadkari the Transport Minister is receptive towards requests of all CMs across party lines for constructing highways and overbridges in their states Singh as Home Minister is responsive to all pleas for assistance on the home front Last week when a Congress delegation led by Ahmed Patel and Anand Sharma sought additional security for Rahul Gandhi during his forthcoming visit to Puducherry Singh immediately issued orders Gandhi however cancelled his trip All in family Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat who has emerged victorious from the Assembly floor test has made the state into a family fiefdom His son Anand was a Youth Congress leader His wife Renuka is a member of the state PCC His daughter Anupama is office-bearer in the party’s Mahila wing His brother-in-law Mahendra Singh Mahra is a Rajya Sabha MP from the state while Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal is a close relative Two other brothers-in-law are also influential in state politics Strange companions There was an unusual photograph posted on Twitter Digvijaya Singh one of the Congress party’s most aggressive Hindutva opponents was seen visiting the VHP office at Delhi’s R K Puram last month The Congress general secretary’s explanation was rather odd He was travelling on a train sitting next to an office-bearer of the VHP he said and they got into a conversation When they reached the New Delhi railway station Singh says he offered him a lift home The gentleman in turn invited him to the VHP office for tea Along with tea Singh was presented a biography of Ashok Singhal Singh’s take-away from the meeting was that the VHP is fed up with Modi WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: February 8 2017 10:43 am Coach Rahul Dravid with the Under-19 team after winning the match against England in Mumbai Monday Express photo Top News A FORTNIGHT into their 30-day home series against England India’s Under-19 cricketers and their support staff including coach Rahul Dravid are yet to receive their daily allowances Reason The absence of an official signatory to release funds after the Supreme Court removed BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke and the cash withdrawal limit of Rs 24000 per week following the demonetisation policy This bizarre combination has resulted in the junior cricketers going for half-a-month without their entitled allowance of Rs 6800 per day So much so the players have had to fend for themselves for dinner after play and rely on their parents to help them with money Sources confirmed that the players were told the BCCI does not have an official signatory to sign on daily allowance cheques — all payments need to have the approval of the secretary After Shirke was shown the door along with BCCI president Anurag Thakur the board is left with joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary But for one of them to become the new signatory the board’s members will have to pass a new resolution The Committee of Administrators (COA) appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the board’s functioning had allowed BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to use its imprest account — for small routine operating expenses — from a bank to pay the daily allowances of the senior team which is in Hyderabad at the moment However sources said the junior team — 18 squad members plus seven support staff — have been missed out Besides said a BCCI official the board has been hampered by the weekly cash withdrawal limit after the demonetisation move “We have decided that once the series gets over we will send DA directly to the accounts of players and support staff Even in BCCI there are lots of problems as we don’t have a signatory and we can’t pay anyone” the official said A member of the Under-19 team speaking on condition of anonymity said “We are managing somehow During match-days one meal is organised by the host association and breakfast is complimentary at the hotel But the biggest problem is dinner We are put up in a posh hotel in Mumbai where a sandwich costs over Rs 1500 Players have no option but to step out for a meal after a tiring day on the field” All players are now relying on money sent by their families “Even if you want to complain who will you complain to” one of them said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by MAYURA JANWALKAR | New Delhi | Published: May 8 2016 5:20 am Sources also said the ministry has sought designs from the Public Works Department (PWD) which will engage consultants to prepare the proposal (Express Photo: Cheena Kapoor) Related News To decongest the stretch from the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) headquarters at Pragati Maidan to Ring Road the Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) Ministry is planning to construct underground tunnels to provide direct accessto the ITPO underground parking from Ring Road and Mathura Road While the tunnels have been proposed under the ITPO redevelopment project sources said it will be taken forward and financed by the ministry Sources also said the ministry has sought designs from the Public Works Department (PWD) which will engage consultants to prepare the proposal According to sources the proposed traffic intervention for the redevelopment of ITPO suggests that a tunnel be constructed from Mathura Road to Ring Road for direct connectivity Tunnels may also be constructed from both Mathura Road and Ring Road directly to the underground parking area at ITPO said sources Share This Article Related Article “Traffic movement from the area near ITPO is either towards Ring Road or Bhairon Marg The proposal envisages a tunnel from Mathura Road to Ring Road and a multi-grade separator on Mathura Road and Bhairon Marg The PWD has been asked to work out a detailed proposal to meet the needs of the ITPO and provide solutions to the overall traffic movement in the area” said a source in the ministry A taskforce under the additional secretary MoUD held a meeting on April 24 to discuss the proposal The committee includes members from Delhi Traffic police PWD and other departments The PWD is expected to come up with a detailed proposal in three months Sources said the type of tunnel that will be constructed and the larger plan for decongestion of Bhairon Marg will be reviewed once the proposal is received by the ministry Sources said the ministry may begin the project by September after receiving approvals from various bodies including the Archaeological Survey of India The project should be completed in two years added the sources For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAden: Five Yemeni soldiers were killed and three wounded Sunday when gunmen suspected of ties to Al-Qaeda opened fire on a military checkpoint an army source said Representational image AFP The source said the gunmen managed to escape after the attack on the checkpoint in the northeast of Shabwa province a southern stronghold of Yemen’s powerful Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Sunday’s attack is the latest in a string of suspected AQAP shootings targeting military checkpoints and outposts in Yemen AQAP seen by the United States as the global terror network’s most dangerous branch has exploited years of deadly conflict between Yemen’s government and Huthi rebels to expand its presence especially in Shabwa A US air raid in the province last month killed AQAP emir Abu Khattab al-Awlaqi according to the Pentagon The United States has intensified its air attacks on suspected AQAP sites in Yemen since president Donald Trump took office in January Yemen’s government allied with a Saudi-led Arab military coalition has for years been battling Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels for control of the impoverished country The World Health Organization estimates that more than 8000 people have been killed in Yemen’s conflict most of them civilians since the Saudi-led coalition entered the conflict in 2015 The country has also been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak and is on the edge of famine Written by Snehil Sinha | Chandigarh | Published: September 2 2012 1:58 am Related News With dates for the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) elections having been announcedthe Lyngdoh Committee guidelines have been enforced While the guidelines are strictly imposed for student partiesthose for the administration have gone unnoticed for years According to the Lyngdoh Committees reportinstitutions have to conduct a review of the student 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