File-This Dec. 1, 2018, file photo shows Deontay Wilder, left, and Tyson Fury, of England, trading punches during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Los Angeles. The WBC heavyweight title rematch between champion Wilder and Fury is off for now.The two fought to a draw in December and were negotiating a rematch. But WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, he received confirmation from Fury that the challenger would look elsewhere for his next bout. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)The WBC heavyweight title rematch between champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is off for now.The two fought to a draw in December and were negotiating a rematch. But WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said Tuesday he received confirmation from Fury that the challenger would look elsewhere for his next bout.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Urgent reply from Philippine football chief PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder 115-111. Judge Phil Edwards had it 113-113.The next day, Wilder in particular pushed for a quick rematch.“I’m ready whenever he’s ready,” Wilder said. “I’m ready whenever he’s ready to do it. I’m ready to give the fans what they want to see and end this talk once and for all.”The British challenger said the two would “100 percent” meet again in the ring, but Wilder said he doesn’t want to fight anybody else before a rematch.“Everyone is talking about this fight. It’s only right for us to go back in and do it again,” Wilder said. “I don’t want any other fights to happen between him and I (meeting again).”ADVERTISEMENT “Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury is officially not happening next,” Sulaiman tweeted. “The WBC Boxing has received communications as our process, and while WBC Champion Wilder confirmed its willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do rematch at a later date.”Wilder is now expected to take on Dominic Breazeale, who is the next mandatory WBC challenger.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAnthony Joshua, who holds the other major heavyweight belts, will take on Jarrell Miller in June in New York.Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury (27-0-1) in the ninth and 12th rounds on Dec. 1, yet Fury outboxed Wilder for large portions of the remainder of their showdown at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Fury looked finished when Wilder put him flat on his back with two minutes left in the fight, but he rose and made it to the bell. MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Ex-NBA player Mike Bibby faces allegations of sexual misconduct Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Looks like that won’t be the case.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Good thing.Now recovered from what basically was a hole in his leg, Cousins is more than plugging a hole in the lineup.“I want to be on this stage,” Cousins said. “This is what I’ve worked for my entire career, to be on this stage, to have this opportunity to play for something. But once they told me I had a chance, a slight chance, of being able to return, it basically was up to me and the work and the time I put in behind the injury. It was up to me. So I put the work in.”The Warriors aren’t sure yet if Kevin Durant will be ready to play in Game 3. Backup center Kevon Looney has an upper-body injury that coach Steve Kerr sounded concerned about after Game 2. Klay Thompson, who rarely gets hurt, left Game 2 with a strained hamstring — though told Kerr he will play Wednesday.Compared to what Cousins has gone through, those are all relatively minor deals.He ruptured his Achilles in January 2018, missed the rest of that season, signed with the Warriors last summer in a bargain — a six-time All-Star for $5.3 million — and needed until this January to get back on the floor. And then when he finally got to be on the floor in the postseason for the first time, he ripped the quad muscle in the first quarter of Game 2 of the opening round.Cousins played eight minutes in Game 1 of the finals, then got 28 big minutes as a starter in Game 2.Expect another 28 minutes — or more — in Game 3.“We do feel confident that we can continue to get good minutes from him,” Kerr said. “We’re going to need them, obviously, with all these injuries.”That’s just fine with Cousins. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He also might have changed the series, which resumes in Oakland on Wednesday night for Game 3.“On our defensive end, making his presence felt blocking shots, being in the right place at the right time, it’s a big lift for us,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “I know he’s been waiting a long time to be on this stage. Obviously with his injuries, he’s taken the challenge of inserting himself and making that transition smooth. So it’s been fun to watch. More to come.”The fact that he’s even on the floor is a surprise to the Warriors.It remains unclear how much they really believed their own words when they told Cousins that he had a chance of coming back this season from his torn quadriceps muscle, suffered in the opening minutes of Game 2 of the first-round matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers.All that matters now is that Cousins believed them.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) looks on as Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) stumbles with the ball during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins says he’s good with any workload the Golden State Warriors task him with for the remainder of the NBA Finals. Start, don’t start. Play a few minutes, play big minutes.“Whatever’s needed,” Cousins said.ADVERTISEMENT He’ll be a free agent in a few weeks, which doesn’t seem to be on his radar whatsoever right now. In a locker room where just about everybody has a handful of rings, he’s playing for his first piece of championship jewelry.He’s not 100 percent right now. But if the Warriors need him to play as though he is, Cousins said he will.“I’ve told you all before I don’t take any of this for granted,” Cousins said. “I’ve seen how quick this game can be taken away from you. So every chance I get to go out there and play, I’m going to leave it on the floor.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP It’s looking like plenty will be needed.The Warriors are banged up, and the center who has spent most of the last 18 months in that predicament is coming back at the absolutely perfect time for the two-time defending champions. He’s gone from question-mark to game-changer, a stat-stuffer for the Warriors — who, it seems, now finally know who their starting center is the rest of the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCousins played 28 minutes in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, scoring 11 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, handing out six assists and blocking two shots. With him on the floor, the Warriors outscored the Raptors by 12 points. With him on the bench, the Raptors outscored the Warriors by seven.Put simply, he changed the game. Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Kei Nishikori wins 2-day five-setter, Novak Djokovic easily advances View comments
From Gurdip SinghSingapore, Apr 22 (PTI) India will continue to do more to make it easier to do business in the country while remaining one of the most open economies to trade and investment, Indian envoy to Singapore Jawed Ashraf has said.Responding to a question on whether protectionism was on the rise in India and India was retreating from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) at the ASEAN-India Business Forum, he reiterated, “we are open and will continue to be more and more easy todobusiness.””Openness should not be conflated with FTAs. Indias openness and embrace of the global economy is evident,” he said at the forum attended by some 500 delegates from the regional business community here yesterday.”In terms of investment flows, we are perhaps some of the most open economies in the world,” he said, pointing out that 90 per cent of the investments into India are placed on the automatic route and now Foreign Investment Promotion Board had been dismantled to make it even easier and smoother.Ashraf told the forum “trading with India has become easier. There are virtually no restrictions on trade. Tariff have come down dramatically and are at a competitively low levels.””The sensitive list or those that have certain kind of restrictions have been shrinking very rapidly, taking into account security issues or international obligations,” Ashraf said.He reaffirmed the Indian governments daily focus on improving infrastructure and logistics and introduce trade facilitation measures, which are important for trade.Negotiations on FTAs should not be confused with degree of openness, he said, explaining the differences between partnership and a bilateral or multi-lateral free trade agreements.advertisementFTAs, he said, are deviations from or in addition to World Trade Organisation (WTO) arrangements, and represent negotiations on exchange of benefits between two sides.He noted that unwarranted concerns are being raised about Indias position on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement between the 10 member countries of ASEAN and six partner countries including India.”Our position is very simple. When we call it a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, it must be comprehensive. It cant only be focused on goods. We should also be looking at services. That is Indias competitive strength.”Indeed, services and services or knowledge-linked manufacturing is really the economy of the future,” which are based on give-and-take options, he said.In his address to the forum, Singapores Trade and Industry Minister, S Iswaran said a number of Asian markets have proven to be bright sports for business.”Southeast Asia and India, in particular, are experiencing strong economic growth driven by growing consumption and infrastructure developments,” he said.”Indias consumer market is expected to become the fifth largest in the world by 2025. Similarly, the number of middle-class households in Southeast Asia will double between now and 2025,” he said.”These are the markets that we need to engage, and Singapore is in a good position to partner both the regions in their growth,” Iswaran stressed.Supporting Singapores central position, he also highlighted Singapores airline connections with daily flights to key cities in India and Southeast Asia.In addition to being a financial hub, Singapore also shares historical and cultural ties, as well as valuable people-to-people ties with India and Southeast Asia, he said.Delegates and speakers at the forum discussed a wide range of opportunities between India and the ASEAN ? the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ? which becomes combined markets of USD 4.5 trillion and powerful emergence of consumers from 1.9 billion population of the two regions.Growth in these two regions (India and ASEAN) is led by strong economic fundamentals, ample natural and human resources, as well as regional trends, rising foreign direct investment, urbanisation and increasingly affluent middle- class consumers, said International Enterprise Singapore, a trade promotion agency which organised the forum.”In India, consumption is projected to grow four-fold by 2025, to reach USD 1.06 trillion in values. This will propel Indias consumer market to become the fifth largest in the world by 2025,” the agency said. PTI GS AMS AKJ AMS
Chelsea Conte urges Chelsea to be ‘positive’ after landing Messi and Barcelona in Champions League Christopher Devine Last updated 1 year ago 22:13 12/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images Chelsea UEFA Champions League Premier League Huddersfield Town v Chelsea Barcelona Antonio Conte A last-16 tie against the La Liga giants promises to provide the Blues with a stern test, but their manager has said: “Our reaction must be positive” Antonio Conte says Chelsea must embrace the challenge of being handed a daunting Champions League tie against Barcelona.Chelsea were pitted with the leaders of La Liga when the draw for the last 16 took place in Nyon on Monday.”Our reaction must be positive,” said head coach Conte in a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League meeting with Huddersfield Town. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “As we know very well, when you are in this stage you must be ready to face every team. In this case we must be ready to face Barcelona.”When you play Barcelona, you must put in 120 per cent at home and away if you want to hope to go to the next round.”The two teams have met on five previous occasions in the Champions League knockout stages, but Conte added: “The past is the past. Now it’s the present, another story. It’s totally different.”I think this type of game is a good chance for every player to show the right value. Every player has to play in the right way.”Ahead of the first leg against Barca on February 20, the Italian is focused on ensuring Chelsea’s domestic form improves.The reigning Premier League champions sit 14 points behind leaders Manchester City after suffering a fourth defeat of the top-flight season at West Ham on Saturday.”I think our priority must be the league, must be to try to stay up and try to fight for a Champions League place. That must be our priority in this moment,” said Conte.”Then when it will be the moment to play against Barcelona we will start to think of the game against Barcelona.”We must be very realistic to understand that this league is very dangerous. We have to go game by game.”
Liverpool 5 Swansea City 0: Firmino nets double as Reds run riot Jack Davies Last updated 1 year ago 03:23 12/27/17 Getty Images Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool thumped Swansea City 5-0 in the Premier League on Tuesday. Liverpool recaptured fourth place in the Premier League table with a comfortable 5-0 victory over rock-bottom Swansea City on Tuesday.Tottenham’s 5-2 win against Southampton earlier in the day – inspired by the hat-trick heroics of the record-breaking Harry Kane – had pushed Jurgen Klopp’s men down to fifth.The hosts took a while to find their stride at Anfield, but Swansea never looked capable of a repeat of their 3-2 win in this fixture last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Philippe Coutinho’s stunner gave the hosts the lead early on, before Roberto Firmino, who scored two in that match in January, doubled the advantage seven minutes into the second half.Trent Alexander-Arnold then netted his first Premier League goal in front of the Kop to put the match beyond Swansea and Firmino’s second made it 4-0 soon after.Alex Oxlade-Chambelain added further gloss with his maiden home strike for LiverpoolGOOOAALLLL! The Reds are on fire! 5-0 pic.twitter.com/eRxeOiIubo— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 26, 2017The result moves Liverpool a point clear of Spurs, while Swansea – still under the caretaker charge of Leon Britton following the sacking of Paul Clement last week – remain at the foot of the table and five points from safety.Arriving at Anfield as the Premier League’s bottom club, Swansea will not have welcomed the sight of three members of Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ on the team sheet, and all of that trio were involved as the home side took the lead inside six minutes.Jordan Ayew conceded possession to Firmino and, after the ball had been spread wide to Mohamed Salah, Coutinho stepped up to curl a magnificent finish beyond Lukasz Fabianski.While Liverpool continued to have the better of the possession, Swansea showed occasional signs of addressing their own attacking problems.The Welsh club, who handed striker Oli McBurnie his full Premier League debut, have averaged just two shots on target per match this season but had achieved that by the 20th minute on Merseyside.Emre Can failed to test Fabianski after Kyle Naughton’s misplaced pass created an opportunity for a second Liverpool goal, before Ragnar Klavan dived in to block a McBurnie strike at the other end as Swansea settled.Soft penalty calls for a Tom Carroll tug on Salah were correctly ignored by referee Kevin Friend, but Liverpool squandered a subsequent glorious chance to double their lead when Firmino drilled wide with time to pick his spot.Liverpool were comfortable but needed a second goal to put the match beyond their visitors and, after Salah had an attempt saved by Fabianski, Firmino latched on to a Coutinho free-kick over the top to volley beyond the Poland international.Alexander-Arnold’s milestone goal arrived when he charged into the Swansea box, latched on to an Alfie Mawson clearance and rifled a shot of the underside of the crossbar.Firmino made it 4-0 a minute later – Leroy Fer’s poor pass back into his own half was seized upon by Salah, who squared for his Brazilian colleague to tap home.63 – Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in more goals in all comps for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp than any other player (38 goals, 25 assists). Thriving. pic.twitter.com/fcuu5MixNr— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2017With the win already in the bag, Oxlade-Chamberlain made the most of some questionable Swansea defending in the box to unleash a shot that flew past Fabianski and opened his own Anfield account.Key Opta facts:- Only Paris Saint-Germain (89) and Manchester City (77) have scored more goals in the big five European leagues this season (in all competitions) than Liverpool (75)- Only Manc City in 1995-96 and Derby County in 2007-08 scored fewer goals in their first 20 games of a Premier League campaign (10 each) than Swansea Cith have this season (11).- This is the fourth time this season that Liverpool have scored 5 or more goals in a match in all competitions.- Philippe Coutinho has scored 19 Premier League goals from outside the box – one more than Robbie Fowler and second only to Steven Gerrard (33) among Liverpool players- Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in more goals in all competitions for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp than any other player (39 goals, 25 assists) read more
JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot ‘Uga’ barks in the end zone during a game against the Florida Gators at Alltel Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 21-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Having lost several of their top skill players to the NFL this offseason, the Georgia Bulldogs need some of their younger talents to step up this year. In the early practice showings, head coach Kirby Smart has identified one player who has done just that.Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Smart revealed that junior wide receiver Demetris Robertson has “stepped up” for the Bulldogs recently. He complimented the former five-star wideout from Cal for his catching and speed, but did note that he can work on his physicality.From DawgNation:Kirby Smart said Tuesday what Georgia football fans have been waiting to hear for a long time: “I think D-Rob’s stepped up.”[…]“You know, D-Rob’s got to continue to play more physical, but he’s made some catches,” Smart said. “He’s made some vertical threats.”Robertson was a five-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016. Per 247Sports, he was the No. 13 overall prospect in the country, the No. 1 wide receiver, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Georgia.He ultimately enrolled at Cal, recording 50 receptions for 767 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman. But after an injury-shortened sophomore campaign, he transferred to Georgia in 2018.Last year Robertson appeared in only four games, rushing four times for 109 yards and a touchdown.The Georgia Bulldogs are returning only one of their top five receiving threats from last season, so someone is going to have to pick up the slack.If he’s making this much of an impression, the Bulldogs could have a serious weapon on their hands.[DawgNation]
On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Editors’ Recommendations How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn When Asheville, N.C. resident Kelly Davis started whipping out batches of mustard, she wasn’t trying to build a business. For her, it was all fun. A self-admitted “history geek,” Kelly says she stumbled on a mustard recipe when combing through an old Victorian cookbook. She made some, liked it, and began taking it to potlucks and offering it wrapped in a bow as presents for those on her Christmas list.“Then I started working part time at a brewery, where the only thing we had to eat at the bar was pretzels,” says Davis as she explains the growth. “I started handing it out and it gained a bit of a cult following.”Her Lusty Monk Mustard is now a must-have on the tables of many of her fans. The “Original Sin” is her best seller and can be used in any dish that calls for Dijon mustard, giving it a bit more zing. The “Burn in Hell” chipotle mustard took the grand prize at the Scovie Awards this year. The third variety produced is called “Altar Boy” honey mustard.She named the product Lusty Monk Mustard after returning to her history books to research the history of mustard. “I came across a little tidbit about a very strict order of monks in the Middle Ages who weren’t allowed to eat mustard because they thought it was an aphrodisiac. I thought that was funny and named my mustard, Lusty Monk,” says Davis.As demand grew, Davis and her brother, Scott, decided to invest in building a business. They took some “food entrepreneur” classes at a community college and launched their brand.“Then my sister and her husband, who live in Albuquerque, decided I wasn’t making it fast enough. They decided to start making the mustard in their area. So we have two locations: Asheville, NC and Albuquerque, NM—all in the family,” says Davis.Lusty Monk Mustard is available in select stores and nationwide from their website.
Twelve Nova Scotia volleyball players will be hitting the court in Regina, Sask., at the 2005 Canada Summer Games from Aug. 6 to 20. The final team was selected after a series of camps over the past two years, including a tournament in P.E.I. where the Nova Scotia team played against Canada Games teams from the island and New Brunswick. The team began full-time training on June 29, and will compete in a pre-Canada Games tournament in Calgary at the end of July. Head coach Dan Ota of Halifax will lead the team along with assistant coach Jon Elliott of Cole Harbour and manager Eugene Tan of Halifax. “We have excellent team defense and good outside attackers,” said Mr. Ota. “We should be the top Atlantic team in the Calgary tournament.” Team Nova Scotia will have a maximum of 357 athletes competing in 16 sports during the two weeks of the Games. The athletes are supported by 45 coaches, 22 managers, two boatmen and 18 mission staff. Four young artists will participate in the National Artists Program at the Games, bringing the team’s total to 448 Nova Scotians. Names of members of the men’s volleyball team and others who have been selected for Team Nova Scotia are available in the Meet the Team section of the team’s website at http://ns.canadagames.ca/summer2005 .
Award-winning singer songwriter Bret Michaels has recorded and produced a contemporary version of the timeless holiday classic “Jingle Bells.”Bret Michaels’ first-ever holiday single, Jingle BellsMichaels, an iconic musician and frontman mixed modern recording techniques and contemporary grooves with traditional orchestration and feel to create a completely fresh new version of one of the most recognizable holiday songs of all time, while staying true to the original spirit of such a recognizable body of music.This is the legendary frontman’s first time releasing a holiday song and he says, “It was such an awesome experience that I plan to have a full-length release of holiday music next year.” Fans can expect the song to be packed with high energy, great grooves, and the ever-present spirit of a good time evident in all of Michaels’ music.Jingle Bells will be available to fans on Friday, Nov. 17th via all major digital music retailers and streaming outlets, with other related and exclusive content available only at www.bretmichaels.com.Also known as an avid philanthropist, Michaels will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Michaels’ Life Rocks Foundation will also be holding its annual fundraising drive. The Life Rocks Foundation makes donations to such causes as Hurricane Harvey Relief, The American Red Cross, military charities and JDRF among others. To donate visit www.bretmichaels.com.
New Delhi: East Delhi woke up to a brisk start as Delhi went to polls on Sunday. The constituency which snail-paced in the morning in terms of voting percentage picked up pace in the afternoon and closed at approximately 61.95, third after North East Delhi which scored 63.45 topping the list followed by Chandni Chowk which came second with 62.69 percent. With this, the fate of AAP candidate from East Delhi Atishi, BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and Congress Arvinder Singh Lovely is locked in the EVMs.The educational background of Atishi is up against the stardom of BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and the experience of Congress candidate Arvinder Singh Lovely. Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, who is also the BJP candidate from east Delhi on Sunday voted along with his wife at a polling station in Old Rajendra Nagar area. “I urge the voters especially the first time voters to come to vote because voting is the biggest power one has. Even the voters should bring in their friends to the polling booths,’ Gambhir urged Delhi residents after casting his vote early morning. However, Atishi felt that women security is the biggest issue which women of east Delhi would vote for. Stepping out after casting her vote she appeared confident of her win. “I think women security is the biggest issue in East Delhi, especially for areas like Trilopuri and kalyanpuri where women struggle with illegal liquor being sold in the areas . It is, however, a clear battle between AAP and BJP and the silent voter has always been a voter of AAP,” Atishi said. “This is not an election for Arvinder Singh Lovely, it is an election for trans Yamuna people. The celebrity status of Gambir won’t work, we have seen Chetan Chauhan earlier, people haven’t seen him again,” Arvinder Singh Lovely said.
Lima – Morocco achieved, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, successful reforms which have contributed to reinforcing democracy and governance in many areas, said Peruvian MP Victor Andres Belaunde.The pertinent reforms carried out by the Kingdom over the past years were undertaken with vision, transparency and maturity given the fact that Morocco is aware of the importance of peaceful and moderate change which could have a positive impact and lead to an openness on the rest of the world, he told MAP on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, which was held recently in Lima.The Peruvian MP described as “a positive step” the decision of Morocco to return to the African Union, adding that this return will be beneficial not only for the Kingdom, but also for Latin American and Peru. “Morocco will be an interlocutor with which we share viewpoints and through which we will build bridges of cooperation and dialogue with other African countries,” he underlined.With MAP
Rabat – A heat wave is expected to hit several regions of the Kingdom next week, with high temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in some regions.Temperatures between 38 to 44 degrees Celsius are forecasted for Marrakech, Aoussered, Oued Eddahab, Essmara, Assazag, Tata, Zagora, Guelmim, Fquih Ben Salah, Settat, Taroudant and Kelaâ des Sraghna starting Monday until the end of the week, announced the National Directorate of Meteorology (DMN) in a special bulletin.Meanwhile Ouezzane, Sidi Slimane, Meknes, Moulay Yacoub, Fez, Khemisset, Kenitra, Ben Slimane, Berrechid, Rhamna, Youssoufia, Chichaoua, Sidi Bennour, Safi, Essaouira, Agadir-Ida ou Tanane, Inezgane-Ait Melloul, Chtouka ait Baha, Tiznit, Sidi Ifni, Errachidia, and Tan-Tan will see temperatures between 33 and 38 degrees Celsius. Starting Sunday, May 14, the extreme south of the country, particularly Aousserd, had already recorded temperatures of 37 to 41 degrees Celsius, noted the same source.High temperatures are expected to persist until at least May 20, DMN announced, indicating that by that time, further forecasts will have been announced.
The High Commissioner of India met senior Monks of the Maha Sangha today, to address their concerns about the two recent incidents involving assaults on Sri Lankan Buddhist monks in Tamil Nadu, the Indian High Commision in Colombo said.At the meeting the High Commissioner has underlined that the isolated incidents did not reflect the strong people-to-people bonds that have been an integral part of the close historical, cultural and civilizational ties between the two countries. “People-to-people contacts constitute one of the fundamental pillars on which the edifice of the bilateral relationship rests. It is noteworthy that nearly 250,000 Sri Lankan nationals visited India and over 175,000 Indian nationals visited Sri Lanka in 2012. Sri Lanka’s bonds with India, including the state of Tamil Nadu, are historic and go back many centuries. A substantial number of the Sri Lankan nationals visiting India travel through Chennai, be it for purposes of tourism, pilgrimage or shopping. Of the 128 flights connecting Indian and Sri Lankan cities, 76 involve destinations in Tamil Nadu. In order to get a true perspective, the isolated incidents of attacks on Sri Lankan nationals should be seen against these important facts,” the High Commission said. (Colombo Gazette) The monks underlined the need for a closer dialogue between civil society and religious leaders on the two sides, to avoid such incidents. A proposal to initiate such a dialogue would be pursued in the coming days and months.The High Commission noted that the cultural interaction between India and Sri Lanka had been intense, resulting in constant cross-fertilization in the spheres of art, literature, culture and philosophy. The meeting at India House today was attended by the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero; Ven. Banagala Upatissa Nayaka Thero; Ven. Kirima Wimalajoti Nayaka Thero; Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero; Ven. Thiniyawala Palitha Thero; Ven. H. Kondangna Thero; Ven. Galagoda Attha Gnanasara Thero and Mr. Vasantha De Silva, Secretary Mahabodhi Society. In this context, he recalled the statement of the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India on 19th March 2013, expressing concern and reiterating that the state government of Tamil Nadu had taken immediate action to identify and prosecute the miscreants responsible for these incidents.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the Secretary-General said the Arab Group – which is not one of the five regional groups – were concerned about the situation on the ground, as well as the Iraqi population and the civilian casualties. “They are also anxious that assistance should get to the cities and to the people as soon as possible,” he added. “But of course they are worried as to how all this is going to turn out, which nobody really knows.”As for the UN’s Oil-for-Food programme, which the Security Council voted last Friday to restart, giving the Secretary-General more authority to administer the operation, Mr. Annan said he thought the UN was taking steps to be able to get food to those in need. Some 60 per cent of the Iraqi population depends solely on the programme for their daily rations.”We would expect the belligerents, we would expect the Government of Iraq and the coalition forces to give us humanitarian access and help us create humanitarian space for us to do our work and get assistance to the needy,” he said.Mr. Annan is expected to begin his broad consultations with the five regional groups tomorrow.
by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 21, 2017 6:43 am MDT Last Updated Feb 21, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Veresen selling power generation business for $1.18B in series of transactions CALGARY – Veresen Inc. (TSX:VSN) is selling its power generation business to several buyers for a total of $1.18 billion.The Calgary-based company didn’t identify the buyers in its announcement.According to its website, Veresen’s power business includes a combination of gas-fired, hydro-electric, wind and other types of alternative energy sources across Canada and in the United States.Veresen says its power assets would be sold in three separate packages, with closings expected during the second quarter.The company says the sales will help fund capital projects in its core businesses.Veresen owns interests in natural gas pipelines, natural gas processing and storage infrastructure and a planned liquefied natural gas export terminal in Oregon.
Members of OSU womens volleyball team celebrate after a play during a game against Florida State on September 6 at St. John’s Arena. Credit: Ashley Roudebush / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team is looking to capture its second tournament win in a row this weekend as it heads to Brooklyn, New York, for the Blackbird Invitational.OSU (5-1) is set to take on host Long Island University Brooklyn (0-4) on Friday at 7 p.m. to kick off the tournament. The No. 15 Buckeyes are then scheduled to take on two currently undefeated teams on Saturday, playing Syracuse (5-0) at 10 a.m. and No. 13 Arizona (6-0) at 5 p.m.The Buckeyes are riding a five-match winning streak and are coming off a tournament win on their home floor at St. John Arena, defeating then-No. 14 Florida State twice and Northern Illinois once.Coach Geoff Carlston was happy with the way his team stayed steady and worked together, and said he hopes it carries over to this weekend.“I thought we really played well as a unit this weekend,” he said. “Everyone impacted our team and our wins. In that sense, I think we feel really good about the culture we’ve created.”Carlston said his team has confidence after sweeping the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic tournament, but his players are trying to remain grounded as they prepare for conference play.“We really try to stay so in the moment because you’re going to have big wins and big losses in the Big Ten,” he said. “Then the next day, you have to be playing another top 25 team.”Sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer echoed the sentiments of her coach when she described the team as confident but focused as it heads into another important set of games.“Two undefeated teams are coming into the tournament, so we’re going to have to play our best again,” Schirmer said. “We can’t let our confidence overcloud how hard we’re going to have to work.”Keys to victoryHeading into the Blackbird Invitational, senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell said the key will be the intensity of the back-row defenders.“I thought our back-row defenders did a great job of scrapping,” she said. “I mean, they picked up everything that you could possibly throw at them.”In the D.C. Koehl Classic, junior libero Valeria León had 58 digs en route to a second straight all-tournament performance, while sophomore defensive specialist Kalisha Goree added 24.Mitchell also said the presence of the team’s middle blockers was huge for the OSU offense last weekend and she hoped they continue their high level of play.“Having the middles as a constant presence makes the other teams worry about them a little bit more than they usually do, and that opens up our offense,” she said.Sandbothe earns more honorsOne of the middle blockers to whom Mitchell was referring is junior Taylor Sandbothe, who was named a Big Ten co-player of the week alongside sophomore middle blocker Haleigh Washington of Penn State.“She played at another level this weekend and that’s what I talked to her about,” Carlston said. “And it wasn’t just the game, it was her persona, her personality, how she played the game.”Sandbothe was also named the D.C. Koehl Classic tournament MVP after picking up 42 kills on a .521 attack percentage, along with 16 blocks and three aces.What’s next?OSU will wrap up its nonconference schedule by playing in the Golden Grizzlies Invitational in Rochester, Michigan, on Sept. 18 and 19.
OSU then-sophomore outfielder Ronnie Dawson signs autographs before a game on April 12 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State baseball team hasn’t won its conference or made the NCAA tournament since 2009. That six-year postseason drought, however, could be put to an end this season, as the Buckeyes are returning 20 letter winners, including 10 seniors and six starters, in a lineup that projects to be among the best hitting teams in the Big Ten.OSU’s quest for the postseason is set to commence this season with four games at the Dodgertown Classic in Vero Beach, Florida.Sixth-year coach Greg Beals said he is excited about his team’s potential, making it clear that he expects the Scarlet and Gray to compete for the conference championship. “I think you approach every season with a championship mindset, and if you ask any guy in that locker room and anyone on that coaching staff, that’s our mission: to play for a Big Ten championship,” he said. “The expectation is to play up to our ability and be as consistent as we can on a daily basis. I believe with the talent on this club, the experience on this ballclub, if we’re able to play at a high level consistently, then the winning and losing will take care of itself.”Counting on the outfieldBeals said the Buckeyes have the experience needed to bring the Big Ten championship back to Columbus. A key reason, the coach said, will be the strength of OSU’s outfield.The unit will be anchored by a pair of juniors: center fielder Troy Montgomery and left fielder Ronnie Dawson.“They are experienced, high-quality players with big, big futures ahead of them,” Beals said. “I’m looking for them to have big seasons.” Montgomery will be the Buckeyes’ leadoff hitter after batting .317, with a team-high 54 runs scored in 55 games last season. Beals said Montgomery has blistering speed, as evidenced by his 35 stolen bases last season which led the Big Ten and tied a program record.Dawson, a career .307 hitter, should provide the power for the Buckeyes. He will bat third in the lineup after clubbing seven home runs and 15 doubles last season. Beals said Dawson had an outstanding offseason, which included earning all-star honors in the Cape Cod Baseball League over the summer.The Grove City, Ohio, native said he believes the team is fully prepared to start the season on a good note to build momentum early on.“We’re one unit this year, and last year we had a bitter taste in our mouths,” Dawson said. “As a team I think we’re ready. We’re excited to get out there to show people what we’re capable of. It’s going to be a big year for the Bucks.”Leadership across the boardBeals said the team’s captains, senior second baseman Nick Sergakis and junior catcher Jalen Washington, will provide the team with the leadership needed to propel the Buckeyes through the 57-game slate. Washington said the team is hungry, while Sergakis said the team will be looking for revenge on some of the teams that took it to OSU at the end of last season.“We have a high expectation, of course,” Sergakis said. “As far as last year goes, it didn’t end up the way we wanted and we want to try and correct it. We’re looking for payback this year.”Sergakis leads an experienced infield defense that in total has started 388 games for the Scarlet and Gray. Washington is in his first year as the everyday catcher and his development, along with the pitching staff’s, is going to be an important factor for OSU’s overall success.Starting out strongHeading into this season, the pitching staff will be looking to fill the void from some key departures, as it lost Travis Lakins, Ryan Riga and Trace Dempsey to graduation or the MLB draft. But fortunately for OSU, the team is returning two key pieces to the rotation in junior left-handed pitcher Tanner Tully and redshirt sophomore righty Adam Niemeyer. Tully said he is fired up and ready to take the mound as OSU’s opening-day starter.“We all worked hard this summer going our separate ways, and we’re coming back as a unit,” Tully said. “We pushed each other harder than we have before, (we) definitely (had) a good fall, and we’re ready to go.”Last season, Tully went 4-4, compiling a 4.32 ERA while striking out 44 batters. His counterpart, Niemeyer, a right-handed pitcher from Minster, Ohio, compiled a 2.16 ERA in 12 appearances last season, with a 2-0 record over four starts for the Buckeyes. Beals said Niemeyer will be the typical Saturday night pitcher and will be looked at as a guy who OSU can count on for big innings this season.“Adam’s a great competitor,” Beals said. “He’s another guy that’s got good feel for pitching the baseball, he throws a lot of strikes. I’m excited for Adam to be a regular in the rotation, he’s certainly ready for that. I’m confident he’s going to have a really good season for us.”The third and fourth spots in the rotation are set be rounded out by senior John Havird and freshman Ryan Feltner. “Havird has been throwing the ball really well,” Beals said. “He’s not a flamethrower, he’s a lefty and he’s a command guy. He’s got great movement on his fastball, plus changeup and breaking ball. And Ryan Feltner is a very highly skilled, highly touted freshman who was in the draft out of high school. I’m looking forward to seeing his first collegiate start this weekend.”Dodgertown ClassicOSU is scheduled to open versus Toledo on Friday, before playing a doubleheader against Niagara and Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Buckeyes are slated to close the season-opening series again with Toledo on Sunday. Beals said the full weekend of baseball will give him a good look into the true makeup of his team.“Obviously, we want to get started fast, but with the high expectations that this ballclub has, we’ve got to be careful that we’re not pushing too hard too soon and that we trust ourselves and just go out and play the game,” he said.
HOLD ON TO your horses, people, because you’re not going to believe this one.Ryanair are offering children and their parents free flights from Shannon Airport this weekend so that they can meet Santa ‘in the sky’.Six flights will depart on both Saturday and Sunday and take to the skies for approximately 40 minutes, before which, parents can take advantage of shopping in the Loop.While the initial tickets were snapped up quickly earlier this week, there is still a chance to get some via a draw which will take place next week.To get into that draw, simply fill in the booking form available here, an e-mail it to email@example.com.It would appear that Ryanair are taking their move toward a better customer experience seriously, however, ‘standard Ryanair conditions apply’.8 key moments from the new Ryanair cabin crew calendar*>9 things we learned from Michael O’Leary’s Twitter Q&A>
Monday 25 Feb 2019, 6:15 AM By Orla Dwyer File photo: students taking an exam. Image: Martin Schutt/DPA/PA Images Feb 25th 2019, 6:15 AM Share45 Tweet Email1 File photo: students taking an exam. Short URL 19 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4507204 13,180 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A Fine Gael Senator is proposing to change the CAO applications system to give points for social and athletic involvement. Senator for Cavan-Monaghan Joe O’Reilly has proposed to change the current 625 points system to award 550 points for academic subjects and 75 points to social, cultural and athletic achievements. The plan received support on the floor of the Seanad and is backed by O’Reilly’s Fine Gael parliamentary colleagues.“I accept the methodology of the current system but it doesn’t give recognition for students involved in social and active activities,” O’Reilly told TheJournal.ie.“I just want a system that will reward social action and affirm cultural and sporting activity.”O’Reilly has discussed the issue with the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and is planning to put forward a formal submission. Under the new system, 50 points would be awarded for social and community action and 25 points for cultural and athletic achievement.It is hoped that the social points would give students “awareness, empathy and a desire to improve their world”. Social points would be granted for community activities such as helping the elderly. The new areas would be graded internally in schools and administered by a core pastoral team in each school. There would be national criteria and locally administered guidelines.“It would especially benefit children from public schools around the country and level the playing pitch for them,” O’Reilly said.The Senator added that the current system should be a bit more rounded but he understands the importance of focusing on academia. There is no set timeline for the initiative but he is hopeful it will progress further soon. “The sooner the better, but these things need to be tested first,” the Senator said.Career coach and business mentor Ronan Kennedy believes the new system could be feasible and would build confidence levels of less academic students.“I think we need to take a more holistic look at the ability of our young people in order to let them flourish,” said Kennedy.He added that the points for athletic activities would benefit students as a “healthy body leads to a healthy mind”. “I wouldn’t think it would make it as accessible as we would like but it would help to build the confidence of a lot of people who are talented in other areas that may not transfer academically,” said Kennedy. The initiative aims to make students more intellectually rounded and active which would aid them in future academic study. A Department of Education and Skills spokesperson said the senior cycle in secondary school is currently under review with an advisory report due to be completed in June 2019. The spokesperson did not mention whether O’Reilly’s proposal would be included in the review. A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action “It would especially benefit children from public schools around the country and level the playing pitch for them.” Image: Martin Schutt/DPA/PA Images
The Napoli footballer was racially abused on Wednesday during the match between his club and Internazionale MilanNapoli’s footballer Kalidou Koulibaly was racially abused during the match between his side and FC Internazionale Milan.Inter Milan has been sanctioned with two games to be played behind closed doors, and a partial closure for the Nerazzurri’s third match.And FIFPro and UEFA have jointly condemned the racist abuse.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Both organizations applaud the prompt actions taken by Italy’s football authorities, who sanctioned FC Internazionale with the next two matches to be played behind closed doors and, additionally, with a partial closure for FC Internazionale’s third home match,” read a statement published on FIFPro’s official website.“However, FIFPro and UEFA are very concerned by this unacceptable racist incident and by what appears on the surface to be a failure to respect the widely-recognized three-step anti-racism protocol.”“Koulibaly, a French-Senegalese defender, was subject to racist chanting and, despite announcements made by the stadium speaker, the chants did not stop,” the release continued.“Moreover, it seems that Napoli’s coaching staff had already informed the referee several times of racist chants.”