first_imgAustralia broke the world scoring record in Twenty20 internationals on Tuesday as an unbeaten century by opener Glenn Maxwell helped the tourists to 263-3 and an 85-run victory in the first match against Sri Lanka. (Scorecard)Asked to bat first, Maxwell smashed nine sixes and 14 boundaries for his 145 not out in 65 balls to guide Australia to its record-breaking 20-over total. The previous mark had been set by Sri Lanka at 260-6 against Kenya in 2007.Needing more than 13 runs an over to win, Sri Lanka made a poor start, losing Tillakaratne Dilshan in the first over bowled by Mitchell Starc.The asking rate soared as Australia’s tight bowling paid off with regular wickets, limiting Sri Lanka to 178-9.Captain Dinesh Chandimal scored 58 for the hosts.last_img read more

first_imgSports icons like Sachin Tendulkar and P V Sindhu also greeting Modi.Responding to the flood of messages, the Prime Minister tweeted tonight: “Today friends from all over India & across the world extended birthday greetings. I profusely thank each & every person who wished.”I have not been able to personally reply to so many people. Am very humbled by the affection received.” PTI AKK AKKlast_img

first_imgFormer Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote died in hospital on Monday after collapsing during a training session, his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises said.The Chinese second flight club confirmed his death at the age of 30 on its Weibo social media account, saying the former Twente Enschede and Newcastle United midfielder had “fainted without any warning” during training.”He was rushed to hospital immediately. However, all revival measures proved ineffective and he died around 7pm on June 5, 2017. The club has already contacted his family,” it read.”Since joining the team, he had made an outstanding contribution to the club and won praise from the club, the coaching team and his team mates with his superb skills and professionalism.”Beijing BG football club expresses our deepest sorrow following Mr Tiote’s passing.”Former team mates and managers took to social media to mourn the loss of the latest high-profile African player to have collapsed and died while playing football.Newcastle United, where Tiote played for seven years before moving to China, said the club was “devastated” at the news, while manager Rafa Benitez spoke of his “sadness” at the death of “a true professional … and above all, a great man”.Former England manager Steve McLaren, who coached Tiote at Twente and Newcastle, spoke of Tiote’s competitiveness.”I knew him first as a young player at Twente. He was the toughest player I’ve ever seen,” he told the BBC.”On the field and in training he was such a competitor. He wanted to win every game, kick every player and win every tackle.advertisement”He was a winner. I just can’t believe it. Some days we would have to pull him out of training because he was such a ferocious competitor, such a winner. He was a warrior and could play too.”Tiote grew up playing football barefoot on the streets of his hometown of Yamoussoukro before moving to Europe with Belgian club Anderlecht in 2005.He moved to Twente in 2008 and was part of the side which won the Eredivisie title in 2010. He played at the 2010 and 2014 World Cup and was a member of the Ivory Coast squad which won the 2015 African Cup of Nations.A combative defensive midfielder, Tiote’s more than 130 appearances for Newcastle featured many yellow cards but only one goal.It was a spectacular effort, though, a left-footed volley from well outside the penalty area two minutes from time which secured Newcastle’s comeback from 4-0 down to secure a 4-4 draw against Arsenal in February 2011.Tiote’s move to Beijing earlier this year was his second attempt to cash in on the riches on offer in the Chinese Super League after holding talks with Shanghai Shenhua in 2016.McLaren said Tiote’s motivation was to provide for an extended family which, he told one interviewer, included nine brothers and sisters.”It was his dream to play in China and I was so delighted for him when it happened,” McLaren added.”He loved playing football to look after his family. All the relatives, uncles, aunts, grandparents, they all relied on him to look after them.”last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — Danny Garcia and Paulie Malignaggi were both looking to the future — with vastly different visions.Garcia stopped Malignaggi in the ninth round of their welterweight fight Aug. 1 at Barclays Center to remain undefeated.Garcia improved to 31-0 with his 18th knockout. Malignaggi dropped to 33-7.“Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter are great fighters in this division, and they’re both represented by Al Haymon,” Garcia said. “So, if they want we can make it happen.”Following the fight, Malignaggi acknowledged he may be close to retirement.“I’m probably not fighting again,” said Malignaggi, who also works as a television commentator. “My career started in Brooklyn 14 years ago. If it ends in Brooklyn tonight then at least I ended it at home where I’m from and in front of the greatest fans in the world.”With Malignaggi against the ropes, Garcia threw a flurry of punches before referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stopped it at 2:22 of the ninth.Garcia and Malignaggi traded shots almost immediately. But Garcia had the better of the exchanges, including opening cuts surrounding Malignaggi’s right eye.Malignaggi landed his best punch in the seventh, a hard right to the chin that Garcia shook off.“I was trying to dictate the pace because I didn’t want him to get into a groove,” Malignaggi said. “He’s a hard puncher and I didn’t want to give him confidence to land a big shot. I wanted to dictate with my jab and keep him missing so he’d second guess on throwing his power. The (fewer) power shots he (threw) the (fewer) power shots he could hit me with.“He was walking me down fairly well behind the jab. He cut me and I think that upped his confidence. I never could get control of the pace.”While the crowd of 7,237 fans was disappointed with the result of the main event, Danny Jacobs’ performance in the semi-main event had the crowd roaring.Jacobs improved to 30-1 when he stopped Sergio Mora at 2:55 of the second round. Jacobs landed a right hook to the side of Mora’s head, who crumpled to the canvas and was taken from the ring by stretcher because of right ankle and knee injuries. Mora was taken to a hospital for a MRI.“I know it’s broken. I heard it pop,” said Mora, who fell to 28-4-2. “I heard my knee pop and I want to see a replay because I know my ankle is broken.”Immediately following the fight, Jacobs unequivocally expressed his disinterest in a rematch.“No reason to go backwards,” said Jacobs, who was knocked down by a left to the face in the first round. “Did a guy with nine knockouts really knock me down?”Also, light heavyweights Travis Peterkin (15-0-1) and Lenin Castillo (12-0-1) fought to a majority draw; Rafael Vazquez (16-1) stopped Mario Macias (26-17) at 1:50 of the first round in their featherweight fight; heavyweight Adam Kownacki improved to 11-0 with a knockout of Maurenzo Smith (12-10-3) at 2:26 of the second round; Heather Hardy moved to 14-0 with a stoppage decision of Renata Domsodi (12-7).Junior lightweights Titus Williams and Thomas Velasquez won in their pro debuts, with Williams topping Micah Branch (2-15-1), Velasquez stopping Gabriel Braxton (2-11-1) in the fourth.Junior middleweight Prichard Colon (15-0) stopped Michael Finney (12-4-1) in the second.(DENIS GORMAN)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgYoung England all-rounder Sam Curran has already made a name for himself with his sharp inswingers and currently in the company of senior India pacer Mohammed Shami at the KXIP camp, the 20-year-old sees himself improving significantly after his maiden stint in the IPL.Curran, who produced a man-of-the-match performance in only his second Test — against India at Edgbaston last year, has been making rapid strides since then.KXIP paid a hefty Rs 7.2 crore for his services this season and he repaid the faith by taking a hat-trick against Delhi Capitals.”My first IPL and it has been a very good experience so far, playing in Indian conditions and in front of massive crowds. There is so much to learn from established names and even the ones who have not played international cricket,” Curran told PTI.Curran had a lengthy chat with his English teammates and IPL regulars before coming to India, giving him a fair idea on the pressures and expectations involved in the lucrative league.In the KXIP set-up, he is enjoying discussing the game with the likes of skipper R Ashwin and opener K L Rahul, but is learning most from India’s swing specialist Shami, who is at the top his game.”I spoke to a few guys (from the England team) before coming here and they were clear about how good the tournament was and I can see for myself that the standard is very high.”I am getting to pick the brains of Shami. He is obviously a top class bowler and I am learning lots from him, especially how to bowl in Indian conditions and I am sure I will be an improved bowler at the end of the tournament,” said the son of former Zimbabwe all-rounder Kevin Curran and younger brother of England pacer Tom Curran.advertisementCurran hails from a cricketing family which, he says, doesn’t put him under intense pressure.”There is no specific goal (that my family wants me to achieve). They just tell me to enjoy my cricket, take one game at a time.”The Currans were surely proud of his hat-trick at Mohali though he himself had not realise what he had done.”It was a great moment. At that time I was not focussed on the hat-trick, I was focussed on defending the runs for the team. Luckily I was able to do that day and hat-trick was just a bonus,” he said it nonchalantly.Curran is just 20 and some would think that he is bound to feel the load of a whopping price tag, but he doesn’t.”I don’t need to worry about that (price tag), I just got to keep performing and take one game a time. I am really enjoying playing in India. The crowd gives you so much energy here, they really enjoy the game and that brings out the best out of players.”He is keeping his fingers crossed before the World Cup squad is announced later this month.”It is the greatest tournament and hopefully my name will be there,” Curran added.Also Read | Fingers crossed for more KXIP victories than hat-tricks: Sam CurranAlso Read | What happened when Chris Gayle took on Rashid Khan and SRH in Mohali last time?last_img read more

first_imgPremier League Deadline Day disaster for Man City as Alexis & Evans stay put Sam Lee Manchester City correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 14:30 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Alexis Sanchez, Chile Getty Premier League Manchester City Guardiola A. Sánchez Transfers The Blues went into the final day hoping to sign two top targets but failed to land either and also ended up keeping the unwanted Eliaquim Mangala Manchester City started deadline day in confident mood: deals for Alexis Sanchez and Jonny Evans were on the table, not to mention a scarcely believable offer for Eliaquim Mangala.City 40/1 to draw 2-2 with LiverpoolLong before the transfer window closed they had missed out on both Alexis and Evans and failed to recoup any money whatsoever for Mangala. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina It was Arsenal who scuppered City’s chances of securing Alexis, the one remaining priority target, by failing to get their own ducks in a row. Evans was by no means a priority at the start of the summer but ended it as the only viable option who ticked all of the boxes required by Pep Guardiola.Yet he did not arrive either, a result of Mangala refusing to join Crystal Palace for a fee which could have reached £23 million, more than the Blues had ever hoped to receive.Jonny Evans West Brom Premier LeagueSamir Nasri Eliaquim Mangala Manchester CityThe failure to land Alexis has left senior figures at City dumbfounded. They had reached a verbal agreement over a £60m deal with Arsenal on Thursday morning, with the Gunners promising they would sign it off once they signed Thomas Lemar from Monaco, which they insisted was a distinct possibility.As of 13:00 BST, City officials working on the deal were convinced it was done.The Chilean had already announced to his international team-mates that he was making the move to City and he was saluted as the squad ate breakfast together ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Paraguay.Sources within the player’s inner circle had also been telling Goal throughout the day that not only had a contract been taken to Chile’s Juan Pinto Duran camp, but that it had in fact been signed.Lemar rejected Arsenal, however, leading to the Londoners pulling down the shutters and refusing to sell Alexis. That was that.The Chilean, in the hours leading up to an important qualifier, eventually learned he would not be getting the move he had set his heart on several months ago. Next week he will return to Arsenal, the club he has wanted to leave for some time.To compound matters for City, they soon realised that Mangala did not want to join Crystal Palace, who had surprised City with a sizeable offer on Wednesday night.City needed to get rid of the Frenchman to be able to bring in Evans, who had been identified as an experienced international and a very useful squad option.There had also been hope that Mangala could go to West Brom to smooth over the Evans negotiations, but he rejected that proposal too. As did Fabian Delph, who was also up for sale but rejected several offers, including another from Stoke City.Both he and Mangala will now form part of the City squad for next season, despite not being rated good enough by Guardiola. It means that City end the summer with a bitter taste in their mouths, despite starting it by signing Bernardo Silva out of the blue and quickly agreeing personal terms with at least five other players. The business City did complete was impressive; they filled priority positions with very good or even excellent players who should have the best years of their careers ahead of them.Alexis Sanchez Arsenal v LiverpoolBut it is true that the deals which escaped City this summer have had knock-on effects which will last into the season and potentially beyond.The Dani Alves situation has been well covered, but it is a fact that the Brazilian’s shock decision to snub Pep Guardiola scuppered City’s hopes of buying four new full-backs and also ate into the money set aside for a top-class centre-back.It also ensured that City had to pursue Evans, a homegrown option for centre-back, to effectively replace Ryan Bertrand, who would have been signed as the fourth left-back.Ideally, City wanted to go into this season with Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Aleksandar Kolarov and an experienced, top-class defender as their four centre-back options. Kolarov would have been released on a free next summer and replaced with another world-class centre-back.In the event, City will have to sign both of those quality centre-backs next summer, as well as recruiting at least one deep-lying midfielder, with Fernandinho and Yaya Toure out of contract. More immediately, however, they will have to play out the rest of the campaign with the unwanted Mangala as part of an understocked defence which is still lacking a second left-back.City never planned to sign a central midfielder this summer, and insiders insist they can get by with three centre-backs and three full-backs, but even if that is true the puzzle is far from complete without Alexis.The Chilean, a serious goal threat with a winning mentality and tireless work-rate, possesses everything Guardiola wants in a player, and he was seen as the man to drag the club forward on the pitch and nurture the young players off it.City may go back for him next summer, and they could well find both top-class defenders, but that will be no good to them over the next nine months.The Blues still have the best manager and the biggest collection of talented players in the country, but will have to hope injuries do not exploit a weaker squad than anybody expected. It all started so well, but a disastrous final day could prove costly.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_img Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Twitter Which teams have had to wear their opponents’ kit? Yaad Ilani (@yaad_ilani)@TheKnowledge_GU In the village of Tomer, right on the Israeli-Jordanian border, there is a football pitch at an approximate height of 270 meters BELOW sea level. Is that the lowest football pitch on earth?November 13, 2017 Hello Peterborough! Photograph: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex Shutterstock Ben Smith (@ben_smith_123)Glaring omission from football rap lyrics section in @TheKnowledge_GU:Just let me get the stress that is on my chest off.Cos my head’s a mess like Joleon Lescott.👂 https://t.co/OsKbA9Ts10November 8, 2017 Reuse this content Chai also states how Crouch is at the centre of these height disparities. “Speaking of Crouch (again), when he and the 1.65m (5ft 4in) Aaron Lennon scored for Tottenham in the 9-1 Premier League demolition of Wigan on 23 November 2009, the height difference was 36cm.” Prior to this, many would have remembered this game for Jermain Defoe netting five second-half goals, but not now. This isn’t the last mention of Crouch, mind, as he equalled the 36cm-mark playing alongside Shaun Wright-Phillips for England, as Navin Patel points out. The duo found the scoresheet together on two separate occasions for their country: firstly against Belarus in 2009 and then as second-half subs in a friendly with Egypt a year later.Now, however, would be a good time to introduce the 2.04m (6ft 8in) Tor Hogne Aarøy from Norway, who spent a season playing for Jef United in Japan, where he formed a classic ‘big man, little man’ partnership with Makai Fukai, who stands at just 1.61m (5ft 3in), a whole 43cm below his Scandinavian team-mate. They both scored in a 3-0 win over Giravanz Kitakyushu and a 2-1 victory against Kataller Toyama in the second division back in 2011. Rap and football (2)Last week’s list of rappers referencing football in their lyrics prompted write the response. Here we go …Neil Caraher was among a number of correspondents to point us in the direction of Manchester United fan Stormzy, who has a warning for West Ham in this line from his track ‘Know Me From’: “I come to your team and I fuck shit up. I’m David Moyes.” But Jason Clarke reckons “the greatest ever footballer reference has to be in Roots Manuva’s Duppy Writer”. Stand back and admire: “To my boys that hassle banks like Jimmy Floyd, Natwest, TSB and Abbey make some noise.” Oof! Time to check in on the social media side … Pinterest “What is the shortest time between a player featuring for an age group national team and the full team?” tweets Nathan Eaton.“Recently a rather excellent book has been launched called ‘Rocket Men’ that profiles the four players (Luther Blissett, Ross Jenkins, Ian Bolton, Steve Sherwood) who played for Watford in all four divisions during the meteoric rise under Graham Taylor,” notes Simon Devon. “Jenkins’s story has one extra twist – he played for Watford in games where they were 92nd in the league (on 23 August 1975 and 30 August 1975) and top of the First Division (31 August 1982). Has any other player achieved this with one club?”“Bologna’s Simone Verdi recently scored twice on direct free-kicks, each from about 25 metres out, but one with the left foot and one with the right,” explains Ben Garnham. “Has anyone else scored two free-kicks in one game with different feet?”“Harrogate Town were formed in 1914 and, due to the first world war, didn’t play their first competitive game until 1919,” writes David Jolly. “Has any team waited longer to play their first game?” “On Saturday 4 November at Stoke City’s 2–2 draw with Leicester, Stoke’s two goals were scored by Xherdan Shaqiri and Peter Crouch,” writes Robin Wiles. “Has there ever been a greater disparity in the heights of players scoring goals for the same team in the same match?”Not only is it not the biggest height difference to happen ever, it is not even the greatest this season. Nor is it the largest disparity to take place for Stoke this season, as Chai points out: “According to reliable sources (Wikipedia), Peter Crouch’s height is 2.01m (6ft 7in) and Xherdan Shaqiri is 1.69m (5ft 6in), a difference of 32cm. When Stoke won 4-0 against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on 24 August this season, the height difference between two scorers was a whopping 33cm. Peter Crouch (again) towered over Stoke’s captain for the day, the 1.68m (5ft 5in) Joe Allen.” A reminder that every centimetre counts. Pinterest Which rappers and tracks reference football clubs or players in their lyrics? Share on LinkedIn Of course, Fiorentina actually played in that kit – which doesn’t answer Simon’s question – but Jon Waite brought us news of kits that never saw competitive action beyond a seven year-old winger down the park. “The FA produced a sky-blue version of the 1990 World Cup shirt (as famously modelled by Barney Sumner in the World in Motion video) that was never worn in a fixture,” wrote Jon. “A different sky-blue third kit was worn once in a qualifier in Turkey a year later when Dennis Wise scored the winner.”Jon also nominated QPR’s third kit from the 1989-90 season, a jazzy black and orange number – their away kit was red and black and the lack of colour clashes meant it was left mouldering on the dressing-room shelves. They also had an unused third kit in 1991-92, which will be familiar to fans of a certain Glasgow club. “It has been long rumoured that this kit was nixed by two senior professionals at the club, Ray Wilkins and Alan McDonald,” said Jon. “Wilkins was still revered at Rangers from his time as a player there and McDonald was an east Belfast boy, long time Rangers fan and Northern Ireland captain. Both allegedly refused to wear the shirt for fear of upsetting friends in high places.”For thousands more questions and answers take a trip through the Knowledge archiveCan you help?“Watching Blue Planet 2 and its oddly monikered cock-eyed squid got me wondering: are there any species (plant, animal, bacteria) named after footballers or teams?” wonders Edan Tal. “Hoping for an Allardycius that flourishes under intense pressures.”“Guitar-toting indie tyro Jake Bugg is sponsoring Notts County’s kit throughout November. Is this the first time an individual has been a professional club’s shirt sponsor?” asks Gregg Bakowski. Knowledge archive“I know teams these days tend to wear even a new away kit at the first opportunity at home as a form of advertising,” wrote Simon Horner in 2012, “but has there ever been a kit that, due to a lack of colour clashes, has never been worn?”While there were a whole multitude of shirts produced in the 90s that should never have seen the light of the day due to their eyeball-bleeding ugliness, Fiorentina’s was perhaps the only one banned on political grounds. It took until December of the 1992-93 season before anyone noticed that the club’s away kit included (presumably unintentional) swastikas. The kit was quickly withdrawn. “Fiorentina and the manufacturers, Lotto, would like to underline that the optical effect [of a swastika image] is purely a matter of chance,” culpa mea-ed the club in a statement. Footballcenter_img betarik (@betarik)@TheKnowledge_GU you can’t forget this Black Josh classic…https://t.co/fteFKhht9XNovember 8, 2017 Pranjal Tiwariis is probably correct in saying: “I might be the only one who remembers this but the 1999 German hip-hop track ‘MC Gladiator’ by Zweimal Das Gleiche contains this line: ‘Ich komm cleaner als Jürgen Klinsmann, hab nie allzu weite Jeans an’ which translates as: ‘I come cleaner than Jürgen Klinsmann, I never have baggy jeans on’.” O … K. “There is a huge section of German rap referring to footballers and clubs,” writes Arto Arman. “Luciano, for example, has several tracks dedicated to Premier League players. Here’s a line from one, titled Riyad Mahrez: ‘Surprise, just like Leicester … Riyad Mahrez … Being broke was yesterday’s problem … Riyad Mahrez … Coming for you like Leicester … Riyad Mahrez … Surprise, just like Leicester … Riyad Mahrez.’” So far, so bad. Any more, Arto? Oh, there are more. In a track called Okocha/Banditorinho, Luciano makes his pitch for a Grammy with this killer opening line: “Laces kick like Moussa Sissoko,” and then mentions Geoffrey Kondogbia, Breel Embolo and Didier Drogba for some reason or other. Unlikely gigs at grounds (4)“I think I’m a bit late in replying to this but the gig has only just been announced.” Tell us more, Raj Patel. “Next June, Steps will be performing at Peterborough United’s London Road (currently known as the Abax stadium). If this wasn’t enough to make you part with your money, they’ll be supported by fellow music legends Aqua and Blue. Unfortunately I’ll have to miss it as I’ve just bought tickets for a slightly more conventional band/football ground combo playing the same weekend, Guns ‘n’ Roses at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. Disappointing.” Standfield (@DisStandfield)No mention of Lee Scott? Shame!”I’m slick – like a Johnny Barnes scissor kick,Round ours Robbie’s God and Grobbelaar’s Innocent”November 8, 2017 Sir Sidney P (@sirsidneyp)@TheKnowledge_GU My predictions league have a temperature theme this week, are there records of the extremes that matches have been played in? ♨️❄️November 13, 2017 Topics Send questions and answers to knowledge@theguardian.com or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU The Knowledge Share on Facebook features Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Facebook Share on Pinterest Twitter Read more Jon Stead, right, wearing his Jake Bugg-sponsored Notts County shirt. Photograph: TGSPhoto/REX/Shutterstocklast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk BirminghamJune 30, 2019UPDATED: June 30, 2019 12:06 IST AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSA win vs England will see the Indian team join Australia in the semifinalsA loss for England will make the equation easier for fourth-place Pakistan to advanceEngland have lost three and won four out of their 7 games so far in this World CupThe Edgbaston cricket ground is expected to turn blue on Sunday as India get ready to face England in a crucial group encounter in Birmingham with a spot in the semi-finals on the line for both teams.The game is a 25,000-seater sellout which will be played in a raucous soccer-style atmosphere with India set to attract more fans than England. Interest in the match is intense in Birmingham with a fan zone set up in the city’s Victoria Square.Indian fans have turned up in huge numbers in their six matches so far and the trend is expected to continue against England as well.But there might be a few green jerseys in the crowd as well as Pakistani fans are also supporting the Indian team for now. A victory for Virat Kohli’s side will keep Pakistan’s campaign alive in the tournament.Social media is abuzz with Pakistani fans tweeting in support of an Indian victory, especially on Nasser Hussain’s account who had tweeted on June 26 asking Pakistani fans on who they would be supporting on Sunday.Who you supporting, Nass?Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) June 26, 2019England of course Kev .. same as you when England play South Africa at rugbyNasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 26, 2019Definitely backing India for two reasons1- they’re neighbours2- they’re passionate about cricketRana Shazib (@RmShazib) June 26, 2019IndiaJ A W W A D (@engr_views) June 28, 2019FOR SURE INDIAPakistan Tehreek e Insaf (@PTINEWSCHANNEL) June 26, 2019Is that even a question? pic.twitter.com/CenAXF1A47advertisementzaki zaidi (@zakiistan) June 26, 2019We want semi- final with india ..Tahir Rana (@iamtahirrana) June 26, 2019Yes ofcourse we love our neighbour’s. Ofcourse we support India. @MehrTarar #CWC19https://t.co/ilamj20iQOAhmed Sa£¡M (@Ahmadd_Saleem) June 26, 2019Definitely Neighbours i.e. India.We can choose our friends but not neighbours.India any day over colonial England.(@ThePreCambrian) June 26, 2019India come on neighborsAishaBajwa (@Bajwa3700) June 26, 2019Time to support our neighbourAll the bestInshallah India will winSupport from@BCCI@TheRealPCB#IndvsEng#WeHaveWeWill#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/1RgpNG7ZSbXami Niazi (@Xamy_99) June 27, 2019Pakistan moved ahead of England in the points table with their win over Afghanistan and are now placed fourth with 9 points, one more than the host nation which has lost three and won four out of 7 games so far.For second-place India, it’s simple. Win in Birmingham and Virat Kohli’s team joins Australia in the semifinals.For fifth-place England, Eoin Morgan’s team likely needs to beat India – which no team has done so far – and also defeat 2015 finalist New Zealand in its last group game on Wednesday to advance. Two wins in two games and England will be through.A loss, however, takes England’s fate out of its own hands and opens the door to fourth-place Pakistan, which is a point ahead of England but has played one more game, and sixth-place Bangladesh, which is a point behind England.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Desperate England brace for ruthless India as semi-finals race heats upAlso Read | India vs England, World Cup head-to-head: Another Birmingham test for England in 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: England’s struggle leaves Virat Kohli surprisedAlso Read | Jonny Bairstow entitled to his opinion, like critics are: Eoin Morgan ahead of India clashFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow England vs IndiaFollow World Cup 2019 World Cup 2019: Pakistan fans cheering on India to beat EnglandPakistani fans on social media poured in their wishes for Team India ahead of their match against England on Sunday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgThe scope of the design work will be both initial and basic design. The ferry is designed for sailing between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden across the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. The contract was signed today, August 4th.The new vessel is required to be innovative, efficient and environmentally sound. Wärtsilä said that its solid track record in innovative solutions and technology together with extensive experience in gas fuelled propulsion were important factors in the award of this contract.The design will also take into account the need for operational flexibility since the transport demands on this route vary from season to season. The demand for cargo transports is quite stable in the course of the year while passenger traffic peaks during the summer therefore flexibility will be important in the concept.Therefore, during peak periods the ferry will run to a tighter schedule than is required at other times when the speed can be reduced in order to save fuel costs. Ice conditions during winter months can be quite severe and therefore the design work needs also to consider the operations during harsh winters.“The project has been initiated to develop a multi-modal logistics corridor across the Gulf of Bothnia. The planning and design of the new ferry is one of the key activities in the project. Feasibility and environmental sustainability are essential cornerstones, and Wärtsilä’s experience and expertise will contribute greatly to achieving a successful solution,” says Mathias Lindström, Director, Kvarken Council and Project Leader for the Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor project.“Integrated solutions for gas fuelled vessels represents a key focus area for Wärtsilä, and is one where we clearly have a leading role in the global market. As a first step, the initial design will be finalized whereby we can start making more precise budgets and develop the project further,” says Magnus Miemois, Vice President, Ship Power Solutions at Wärtsilä.The ship design phase is scheduled to be finalised by the end of the 2nd quarter in 2015.Press Release, August 4, 2014 zoom Wärtsilä has been selected as the partner for designing a new ferry as part of the ‘Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor’ project.last_img read more

first_imgEvergreen plans to assign three 1,600 teu vessels to its TSS service, connecting Taiwan, Southern China, Singapore and Malaysia.The weekly service will have calls at the following ports: Hong Kong, Shekou, Port Klang, Penang, Port Klang, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas and Kaohsiung.The company said that it plans to deploy one 1,2000 teu container vessel on its THK weekly service, set to call at Taichung, Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Hong Kong ports.As informed, the service will provide a ‘Blue Way’ coastal feeder option between Taichung, Taipei and Kaohsiung, thereby reducing the demand for trucking across Taiwan. zoom Evergreen Line has set sights on tapping into the growth potential of Intra-Asia container shipping trades.Namely, Taiwan’s liner company said it would launch a new Taiwan-Shekou-Malacca Strait (TSS) service on 19 March, and at the same time introduce a dedicated Taiwan-Hong Kong Service (THK) on 25 March.By launching the new services, Evergreen aims to boost frequency between Taiwan and Hong Kong and increase connectivity of its global network.last_img read more

first_imgzoom A fire broke out in a room of a cargo barge around 3:30 p.m. on August 1 at Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore, according to Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).SCDF dispatched 70 firefighters on the scene in order to contain the fire, cool the structure and prevent fire spread.SCDF forces also conducted interior firefighting operations within the barge during which one of the firefighters suffered a minor injury and was subsequently hospitalized.At approximately 10:30 p.m., about seven hours upon SCDF’s arrival at the fire scene, the fire was contained. It was finally extinguished by midnight, SCDF said.“At the height of the operation, the raging fire within the barge not only affected Deck 4 but it was deep seated burning in several cabins of Deck 3 too,” according to SCDF.“As most of the internal wooden structures of the cabins had collapsed, this posed a severe challenge to SCDF firefighters in penetrating these cabins to swiftly mitigate the fire.”The huge barge is 200 meters long and 50 meters wide.It was understood that there was no one on board the barge at the time of fire and no injuries were reported.The cause of the incident is under investigation, SCDF said.last_img read more

first_imgMore police officers were recognized for their years of dedicated service at a ceremony in Cape Breton today, Sept. 27. Department of Justice deputy minister Judith Ferguson presented 45 active and retired police officers from Cape Breton with Nova Scotia Police Long Service Awards. “The men and women being honored today have kept our communities safe and secure for many years,” said Ms. Ferguson. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend my sincere gratitude for their years of service to this province.” This is the sixth year of the program, which recognizes police officers for 15 and 25 consecutive years of service in the province. A ceremony recognizing 235 police officers from mainland Nova Scotia was held last week. A complete list of recipients is available at www.gov.ns.ca/just/Policing_Services/long_service_award.asp .last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec liquor board employees say they’ve reached an agreement in principle with their employer.The union representing the employees announced the news at about 8 a.m. on Saturday morning and it was quickly confirmed by the Crown corporation.A spokeswoman for the union declined to comment on the agreement, which has not yet been ratified by the 5,500 members.Employees have held ten different strike days since mid-July.The one-day strikes forced the temporary closure of many of the province’s liquor stores, although some remained open and staffed by management.The employees have been without a contract since March 2017.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgBefore his passing in 2011, legendary E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Little Kids Rock, a leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged public school students across the United States. In an effort to honor his legacy and continue supporting the charity, The Jean Shop has been selling leather “Big Man” bracelets online, raising more than $12,500 this summer.The funds will allow Little Kids Rock to serve at least 750 new children with free instrumental music lessons this school year.“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Mr. Clemons’ fans,” says David Wish, Little Kids Rock’s founder and executive director. “It is a privilege to be able to honor the ‘Big Man’s’ legacy each year while also providing music education to our nation’s disadvantaged youth. Adding his fans’ support to that equation makes it all the more special.”Little Kids Rock honors Clemons annually at its Right to Rock Celebration by presenting the “Big Man of the Year Award” to an artist who embodies the values of generosity and service that reflect the “Big Man’s” legacy and Little Kids Rock’s ideals.Last year, his E Street bandmate Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen introduced Clemons’ wife Victoria, who presented the award to Lady Gaga. The pop star’s presence was a complete surprise to the crowd of more than 300 guests and donors.This year, Little Kids Rock will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in New York City at its fourth annual Right to Rock Celebration on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. The “Big Man of the Year” has not yet been announced, but that has not stopped fans from going online to show their support by purchasing a bracelet. The bracelets bring fans closer to their departed hero, who wore one throughout the promotion of his book, “Big Man, Real Life & Tall Tales.”Proceeds from the bracelet sales and the Right to Rock Celebration will go toward providing free instruments, curriculum and lessons to thousands of students in disadvantaged public school districts nationwide that have seen their music programming decimated due to budget cuts.“More than 50 percent of kids who play an instrument go on to college, yet music education programs at the inner city public schools who need them most continue to be hit hard with budget cuts,” Clemons once noted. “Little Kids Rock has responded to this problem in a really big way and made a positive impact on the lives of literally thousands of low-income students who wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity. I strongly encourage those who are in a position to do so to support their cause and spread the word about this inspirational program.”Buy your Big Man bracelet while supplies last at littlekidsrock.org/bigmanbracelet.Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Right to Rock Celebration are still available, and include dinner, drinks, souvenirs and corporate brand placement. Reserve your seats today at littlekidsrock.org/RTR-Signup.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsLast Wednesday, a third land-claim agreement negotiated under the British Columbia treaty process became law.It was a triumph for members of the Yale First Nation, but it major troubles also loom as a result over a fishing spot used by both Yale and their neighbours to the south.The two First Nations have been brawling, sometimes literally, over a portion of the Fraser River for decades.To add to the confusion some argue that they are the same people and a court case has been launched to prove just that.APTN’s Rob Smith has this story.last_img read more

Rabat – International media widely reported on Meghan Markle’s fashion choices during her visit to Morocco with husband, Prince Harry, as the pregnant duchess quickly establishes herself as a fashion icon.Day 1Meghan stepped off the plane on Saturday, February 23, at Casablanca airport in full glamor, wearing a red Valentino cape dress, worth an estimated £600. The accessories she chose heavily added to the outfit’s price tag, with her crossbody bag, also Valentino, costing £1,360. Meghan’s leather heels cost £510, and she also wore £1,341 earrings and £405 gloves, bringing the total cost of the outfit to £4,216.Day 2On the second day of the visit, the British royal couple visited an NGO, Education for All, in the Atlas Mountains, and Markle opted for a more casual look, a blazer and jeans. However, even Markle’s more dressed-down look cost a total of £1,945, with the most expensive piece being her £395.34 Alice + Olivia blazer. Photo credit: Getty.That evening, Markle wore her most glamorous piece of all to a reception at the British ambassador to Morocco’s residence. She turned heads in a custom Dior kaftan, estimated to have cost a whopping £90,000.Photo credit: Getty.Markle accessorized the dress with £590 lambskin heels and a £1,389 satin clutch, both also Dior. To add some extra sparkle to the look, she added £7,000 Birks Snowstorm diamond earrings. The total outfit had a jaw-dropping price tag of almost £100,000.Day 3The third and final day of the visit was packed for the couple, with three outfit changes for Meghan. The day began with a visit to the Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports followed by a cooking demonstration with internationally-acclaimed chef Moha Fedal. The duchess opted for another casual outfit, pairing a Breton shirt with jeans and heeled boots. The simple yet elegant outfit cost approximately £3,000.Photo credit: Getty.That afternoon, the couple visited the Andalusian gardens. Markle’s simple outfit of a black high-low hem dress and a crisp white blazer was the most economic of all her outfits, with a price tag of £584.Photo credit: Getty.The visit came to a close with an intimate visit to King Mohammed VI’s official residence for tea. Markle wore another show-stopping custom gown by Venezuelan fashion designer  Carolina Herrera. The flowing blue chiffon gown has an estimated price tag of £3,000.Photo credit: GettyRead Also: Pregnant Duchess Meghan Markle Wears Red Dress to Honor Morocco read more

The head of the decision-making body of the United Nations World Health Organization today stressed the importance of rapid, world-wide sharing of knowledge on diseases, as he opened the annual policy meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.“In a globalized world, health issues present new challenges that go far beyond national borders and have an impact on the collective security of people around the world,” Paulo Ivo Garrido, Minister of Health of the Republic of Mozambique and the President of the 59th World Health Assembly told the Assembly.Issues to be discussed by participants include avian and pandemic influenza, polio and smallpox eradication, malaria and tuberculosis control, health systems and progress in the use of medicines.“To handle new and emerging diseases, the most important issues are how to get the relevant information to the most peripheral level of health workers and how to increase access to knowledge regarding the preventive and control measures for populations at large,” Mr. Garrido told the Assembly.In this context, he said the strength of multiple players – governments, international organizations, the corporate sector and civil society – must be leveraged to improve global response.The World Health Assembly, which is attended from 193 Member States, will run through 14 May. 14 May 2007The outgoing chair of the decision-making body of the United Nations World Health Organization today stressed the importance of rapid, world-wide sharing of knowledge on diseases, as he opened the annual policy meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. read more

The election practice in Sri Lanka is not fair, the Asia Network for Free and Fair Elections (ANFREL) said today.Money politics, weak political parties and violence still mar democratic elections in Asian countries, Asia Network for Free and Fair Elections (ANFREL) chairperson Damaso G. Magbual said at a press briefing in Bali, the Jakarta Post reported. According to Magbual, political parties’ weaknesses could be clearly seen in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia, citing as an example that politicians in the Philippines changed political parties “as fast as they change their clothes”. As an example, Magbual said, candidates in Nepal and Sri Lanka could spend 15 times their annual salaries to participate in elections — a bad precedent that could discriminate qualified people from taking part in the democratic process. “The laws in those countries don’t provide limits on how much money the candidate can spend. This is not a fair election practice,” he said during the Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum III at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel in Bali. “This practice is bad. Political parties are supposed to define policies and propose programs to government. If [politicians] keep changing political parties, it means that political parties stand for nothing,” Magbual stressed, adding that Asian countries could take an example from India where candidates who leave their political parties must forfeit their seats.Meanwhile, violence in the implementation of elections still occurs in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. He cited that previously, politicians in Cambodia had tried to intimidate and eliminate other potential candidates in the upcoming 2017 election. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Quoting the humanitarian agencies, the UN Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) said today that about 16,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have fled this week from around the North Darfur town of Thabit, where they had gathered after their own nearby town of Tawila was attacked by rebels late last month.On Wednesday, Sudanese Government forces clashed in Thabit with members of the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A), one of two rebel groups to take up arms against the Government early last year in protest against the distribution of economic resources in Darfur.More than 1.8 million people have had to flee their homes and become internally displaced within Sudan or crossed the border into neighbouring Chad because of the fighting between Khartoum, the rebels and pro-Government militias.UNAMIS said humanitarian agencies were negotiating with Sudanese authorities about finding a new site for many of the IDPs who have fled Tawila and now Thabit and begun arriving near Abu Shouk, where a large camp already exists.The population in Tawila remains relatively steady at about 2,000 to 3,000, although some IDPs who were living near the town have been forced to scatter because of the continuing fighting in the area.Fresh clashes in South Darfur have forced the relocation of some non-governmental organization (NGO) staff from the area around the town of Marla. UNAMIS said the condition of whereabouts of 10,000 IDPs in the Marla area remain unknown. read more

In a statement on Tuesday, the High Commissioner expressed her “serious concern” that the Guatemalan Congress had taken steps to approve an amendment to legislation that has been in force since the 1996 peace accords, which was crucial to ending 36 years of violent clashes between Government and mainly rural insurgents.This in effect means complete impunity for all those involved in some truly horrendous violations, including crimes against humanity – UN rights chief, Michelle BacheletIf adopted, the amendment will see dozens of people in jail for enforced disappearances, summary executions, sexual violence and torture, freed within 24 hours. Before the amendment can be adopted, Congress must approve it following three separate readings.Ongoing investigations into abuse will also be halted, Ms Bachelet said. “This in effect means complete impunity for all those involved in some truly horrendous violations, including crimes against humanity,” she said, warning that such a move risked reopening “old wounds” and could “destroy victims’ trust in the State and its institutions”.Some 200,000 people are estimated to have died during Guatemala’s civil war, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR). In November, it welcomed the conviction of a former Guatemalan soldier involved in the infamous Dos Erres massacre of indigenous Maya villagers.OHCHR said that the ruling against Santos López Alonso was “an important step” for transitional justice in Guatemala, although he was one of only six military personnel to have been convicted, amid the frequent use of injunctions to stall the trials of high-level officials.“I am also deeply worried that if this amendment is approved, it may lead to retaliation against all those courageous victims, witnesses, judges, public prosecutors, lawyers and organizations who have been promoting justice for past crimes in Guatemala,” Bachelet said.The UN rights chief highlighted that international standards establish limits regarding the adoption of amnesties for the most serious crimes, and pointed out that they are “incompatible with State obligations to prosecute grave violations of human rights.” read more