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MS Dhoni booed at Lord’s, Virat Kohli defends former captain

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first_imgMS Dhoni became the fourth Indian batsman to go past 10,000 ODI runs but there was no standing ovation for the former India captain at Lord’s. Instead, Mahi was booed and his dismissal applauded.Indian supporters at Lord’s were left frustrated with Dhoni’s slow approach to a steep chase of 323 in the second ODI against England.India were already behind the asking rate when Dhoni walked in to bat at the fall of Virat Kohli’s wicket. His approach thereafter was baffling: Dhoni scored 37 off 59 balls and hit only two boundaries.At the end, when Lord’s did reverberate with applause, it was because Dhoni was dismissed by Liam Plunkett in the 47th over of the Indian innings.That was in stark contrast to what Dhoni is used to from the audience by now.When Dhoni walked in to bat at the fall of Kohli’s wicket, India needed 183 runs in 23 overs and the required run rate was just under 8. Ideal! One would think.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSHowever, the picture completely changed in the next 20 overs and eventually India lost by 86 runs while England levelled the three-match ODI series 1-1.In the 20 overs between Dhoni’s arrival and dismissal, India scored just 75 runs and the asking rate completely shot up. MS Dhoni failed to entertain the crowd at Lord’s during the second ODI between India and England. (AP Photo)In the last 15 overs, India could not manage more than 10 runs in any over and the last 10 overs produced just 42 runs.India looked like they had decided they would not be able to win the match and were only playing out the overs.advertisementAlso read – MS Dhoni 4th Indian after Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid to score 10000 ODI runsDhoni came under severe criticism on social media. Most people were completely baffled by his innings, where he scored just 37 runs off 59 deliveries, while some felt he was playing for a personal milestone.I am a massive fan of MS Dhoni but what was that all about ? He is the king of finishes but todays innings baffled me !Matthew hoggard (@Hoggy602) July 14, 2018This is very disappointing , MS DHONI playing this match for his own records.subhash (@subhash_ever) July 14, 2018Eventhough i Am Big Fan Of Ms Dhoni Really Very Disappointed By His Batting Innings Yesterday !!!!Why He Played Very Slow ?? After IPL Form I Expected Lot From Him Yesterday !!!Yesterday Innings Was A shock To His Fans Like me…..KARTHIK ? (@KarthiiOfficial) July 15, 2018#ENGvIND baffling play by India and MS Dhoni. This clearly justifies the end of road for Raina, dhoni in ODI.Bala (@Bmdsuccess) July 14, 2018MS Dhoni is preferred over Karthik because of his past achievements and reputation. This approach will take India to nowhere. #ENGvINDVasu Garg (@IamVasuGarg) July 14, 2018Even the crowd is booing MS Dhoni after every dot #ENGvIND???? (@bharathr002) July 14, 2018Despite all the criticism, captain Kohli came out in support of Dhoni and said as a team, it was their idea to “take the innings deep”.He said that people jump to conclusions and the team is not at all affected by all the criticism.”The idea was to take the innings deep. We don’t want to lose by 160 or 170 runs. You want to take it as deep as you can and he has got the experience, but some days it just doesn’t come off. People just jump to conclusions, which we as a team don’t. We totally believe in him and in the abilities in all the other players.”Kohli said the team was not affected by the criticism of Dhoni. “This thing comes up again and again when he is not able to play the way he does. It is very unfortunate that people just jump to conclusions very quickly. When he does well people call him best finisher ever. And when things don’t go well people pounce on him. We all have bad days in cricket. Today was I think a bad day for everyone, not just for him alone. And just as a batting unit we could not click,” Kohli said.India will play the third and deciding ODI on June 17.last_img read more

Ronaldo has to prove himself again

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first_imgFIFA Club World Cup Now Ronaldo has to prove he’s the best all over again Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(69) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images FIFA Club World Cup Real Madrid v Grêmio Real Madrid v Barcelona Real Madrid Grêmio Barcelona Primera División Cristiano Ronaldo Opinion Five-time Ballon d-Or winner has been questioned from all sides with even Saturday’s opposition manager having a pop along with a certain Argentine Zinedine Zidane might well have been expecting the need to stand up for Karim Benzema ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup final on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.Real Madrid’s undisputed first choice at No.9, Benzema has struggled – not only in La Liga where he has scored only twice all season – but also here in the UAE.Wednesday night’s difficult semi-final against Al Jazira passed without the 30-year-old getting on the scoresheet and to rub salt in the wounds his replacement Gareth Bale scored the winner with his first touch. 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 The French forward has been excoriated in the Madrid press for a long time now and in particular since missing those chances on Wednesday.Hence when the pre-match press conference for the final against Gremio rolled around, Benzema was in the firing line.”I don’t agree with the way he’s been criticised,” said Zidane, coming out fighting on behalf of his man.“What’s important for me is not only goals. Karim is a different player; he won’t score 50/60 goals but he’s scored a lot of goals in our shirt. For me Karim is one of the best in this sense as a team player.“I defend him to the death because he is not only one who could have problems. There are some players who sometimes don’t play well, but I defend my players even when they are not doing well – even though this is not the case with Karim.”Karim Benzema, Real MadridThe message was loud and clear. Benzema is going to play against Gremio and, with precious few striking options besides, he will probably start the Clasico against Barcelona on December 23 as well.Perhaps a little more surprising for Zidane is the fact that he’s having to defend Cristiano Ronaldo’s record here as well. Two goals against Sevilla, another against Al Jazira and, don’t forget, a fifth Ballon d’Or in his trophy cabinet, Real Madrid’s record goalscorer is nonetheless taking the blows.Comments made by the Gremio coach Renato Gaucho in February have resurfaced in recent days where the former winger claimed he was a better player in his pomp than Ronaldo is.“He is a monster, a great player, but he works hard on his strength and he doesn’t have much technique,” he said on ESPN Brasil’s Bola da Vez.”You just have to watch him for Real Madrid, the moments when he leaves the left wing, he produces almost nothing.”I was more versatile, since I could play on the right wing, in the centre, or on the left.”Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridUnfortunate, perhaps, that Renato’s words would be brought under such scrutiny months down the line after Copa Libertadores victory placed his team in Ronaldo’s path.Zidane was as diplomatic as he could be when addressing Renato’s comments. Sure, the Brazilian was a great player in his day, was the message, but Zidane couldn’t bring himself to say the ex-winger was better than his main man.Whatever your allegiance, it’s incredible that it’s even a conversation. It feels a bit like when Amir Khan accuses Floyd Mayweather of ducking him. Maybe on some planet in this galaxy it makes sense but not here.We don’t need to go through the numbers, the trophies – both club and international – to show Ronaldo is the better player. Certainly not with Renato.However, another South American superstar has also had a pop this week. When informed of Ronaldo’s post-Ballon d’Or declaration that he was the best player in history, Diego Maradona inquired as to whether or not the 32-year-old was taking the piss.The assertion there was that Maradona considered himself the greatest. While it may be true that his form between 1986 and 1989 is unmatched, Maradona cannot come close to matching Cristiano’s decade-long consistency.It seems as though certain individuals are putting themselves alongside Ronaldo in order to remain relevant. Maradona made his statements to AS from his UAE base, where he is coaching second division Fujairah. Don’t worry Diego we haven’t forgotten about you.Ronaldo attracts attention wherever he goes, whatever he says. It is clearly beyond doubt that he considers himself the best ever. Well, his words carry weight and it would appear he is challenging himself to prove it all over again.More goals for Real Madrid, more Ballons d’Or are required for him to stave off the snipes. A good start would be bossing the Club World Cup final in Zayed Sports City against Renato’s Gremio, where Maradona will be among the guests of honour.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar wishes childhood friend Vinod Kambli on his 47th birthday

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first_imgSachin Tendulkar wishes childhood friend Vinod Kambli on his 47th birthdayHappy Birthday Vinod Kambli: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar led the wishes for his childhood friend, Vinod Kambli, on his 47th birthday. The two cricketers were involved in quite a few memorable partnerships at the domestic and the international level.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 13:13 IST Sachin Tendulkar wished his childhood friend Vinod Kambli on social media on Friday (@sachin_rt Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFormer India cricketer Vinod Kambli, who played more than 100 ODIs, turns 47 on FridaySachin Tendulkar, a childhood friend of Vinod Kambli, wished the former left-handed batsman on social mediaKambli, who had scored 1084 runs in just 17 Tests, retired from international cricket in 2009Batting great Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to lead wishes for his childhood friend, Vinod Kambli, who is celebrating his 47th birthday on Friday.Tendulkar wished his friend always remained in “pink health” while posting a picture of himself and Kambli, from what seems to be last year’s Christmas celebrations.”Happy Birthday, @vinodkambli349! May you always be in the “PINK” of health my friend!” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.Notably, Tendulkar was present at Kambli’s birthday bash last year. The Master Blaster had uploaded photographs from their celebrations on social media.Happy Birthday, @vinodkambli349!May you always be in the PINK of health my friend! pic.twitter.com/VD1ir84aqfSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 18, 2019The two had recently attended the funeral of their childhood coach, Ramakant Achrekar, who passed away in Mumbai on January 1, 2019.Achrekar had maintained that Kambli and Tendulkar were equally talented but the former lacked the ability to assess his own game.Kambli, who had played 17 Tests and 104 ODIs, during his nine-year-long international cricket career, was spoken in the same breath as Sachin Tendulkar during the nascent stages of their career.The childhood friends had announced their arrival in Mumbai cricket circle with a historic partnership of 664 runs with individual scores of 326 not out (Tendulkar) and 349 not out (Kambli) for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier’s High School in the Harris Shield semi-final in February 1988.While his friend Tendulkar had made his international debut in 1989, Kambli had to wait for two more years to earn his spotlight at the highest level.advertisementKambli made a stunning start to his Test career, smashing two double centuries in his first seven Tests. However, he played his last Test at the age of 24. The flamboyant Mumbai cricketer’s disciplinary issues had played a big part in not allowing realise his full potential.”In a sense that is true [attitude is Kambli’s worst enemy]. He comes from a very poor family, and often does not know how to behave, both on and off the field. He doesn’t mean any harm, it is just that his fondness for a flamboyant lifestyle, his swagger, gives him an I-don’t-care appearance, which puts people’s backs up. I’ve spoken to him about this, enough times, each time he tells me he will improve, but that determination lasts only for a couple of days, then he reverts to his own former behaviour,” Achrekar had told Rediff Cricket as early as 1998.Also Read | Yuzvendra Chahal 1st spinner to take 6 wickets in an ODI in AustraliaAlso Read | Hardik Pandya’s moment of madness gives Vijay Shankar another shot at redemptionFor 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Vinod KambliFollow India cricket teamFollow Ramakant Achrekarlast_img read more

Gant Rugger opens in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

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first_img How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know When it comes to classical, time-honoured American clothing brands, Gant is way up there with the greats. Steadfast and timeless. Naturally then, we were thrilled to hear that the brand is planning a huge expansion and has opened a second store in Brooklyn just months after the success of the ‘tasting table’ concept store that opened a few months ago in Williamsburg, which was designed to incorporate collaborations with some of the best local food and spirit companies. Just when you thought retail couldn’t get any dreamier right?Located in Boerum Hill at 357 Atlantic Avenue, the second Williamsburg store has been designed as a Gant Rugger neighbourhood shop. Though the new store may be a tad cosier than the Williamsburg location, the concept is still designed to push our increasingly foodie-aware buttons: brasserie + clothing = the place to be.The intimate design of the store successfully beckons in locals, with it’s antiquated central farm table, white tiles, tea stands and exposed brick walls- a style that we have been gravitating towards for some time now. Alongside plates of deliciousness, shoppers will find a curated collection of clothing and accessories from the brand’s Gant Rugger and Gant by Michael Bastian lines.The brand’s Brooklyn invasion is a welcome one, given the heritage style that recurs each season. As a bonus ode to the district, the brand filmed their Pre Spring 2014 video campaign on the J train over the Williamsburg Bridge. Represent. 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit Editors’ Recommendations Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoorslast_img read more

Action Taken to Encourage Registration of Yachts in Jamaica

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first_imgCabinet has approved the implementation of a prescribed annual fee to replace the existing customs duty, customs user fee, environment levy, and General Consumption Tax (GCT) charges on Jamaican registered yachts. Speaking at Wednesday’s (December 19) Jamaica House Media Briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the decision to institute an annual fee is aimed at “stimulating nautical tourism and yacht registration in Jamaica.” “It will also enhance the competitiveness of the Jamaican Shipping Registry by encouraging the registration of pleasure crafts and facilitating home porting in Jamaica,” the Minister argued, while pointing out that only about eight per cent of the 100 yachts berthed in Jamaica are locally registered. She also advised that yachts below 25 feet in length will not be required to pay registration or safety inspection fees, for the first two years, after being landed. Senator Falconer said Cabinet approved the introduction of a cruising permit fee, under the Shipping Act, to be paid by visiting foreign registered yachts. Drafting instructions, she said, are to be given to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to amend the relevant legislation to effect the recommendations. On another matter, the Minister said Cabinet has approved a contract, valued at $154 million, to Chung’s Catering Services Limited for the provision of lunch to the staff of the Bank of Jamaica (BoJ). The contract, she informed, will run for three years, from December 2012 to November 2015 and forms part of a “longstanding contract obligation” between the bank and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), which represents employees at the institution, to provide members of staff with daily subsidized meals.last_img read more

Two teens charged with seconddegree murder in Montreal slaying of 17yearold

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first_imgThe Canadian Press MONTREAL — Two teenagers appeared in Quebec Youth Court Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 17-year-old whose body was found in a wooded area in Montreal.The Crown asked that the accused — a boy and a girl, both 17 years old — be sentenced as adults in the event they are found guilty.Police initially thought the death was the result of an accident, but an autopsy showed the victim was stabbed in the lower body.Sgt. Manuel Couture said in an interview that all signs point to an armed robbery that went awry.Police arrested the two suspects Wednesday morning. It is unclear whether they knew the victim.The 17-year-old’s body was discovered Monday morning in woods bordering a residential district on Nuns’ Island in southwestern Montreal.Defence lawyer Daniele Roy told reporters outside the courtroom that the Crown’s request to have the suspects sentenced as adults if found guilty is standard in these types of cases.“All I can say is that it’s the usual step,” she said. “Meaning, when there are murder accusations, it’s almost automatic that the Crown will make this kind of request — and it’s far from certain it will be accepted.”The Al Jazira Centre, a local mosque, has launched an online funding campaign for the victim’s mother and brother and was holding a wake and vigil Wednesday night.Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, neither the accused nor the victim can be identified.The case returns to court Nov. 21.last_img read more

Magic Johnson To Honor Students At Brunch

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first_imgMagic Johnson is to honor students and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Magic Johnson Foundation’s Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program at a special brunch on July 27.Magic Johnson will be on hand at a FedEx-sponsored brunch to honor new and graduating scholars who earned the Magic Johnson Foundation’s Taylor Michaels Scholarship, which develops future leaders by supporting socioeconomically challenged high achievers through completion of their undergraduate degrees.This year, MJF has teamed up with the FIAT brand to award one graduating scholar with a brand new Fiat 500. The winner will be announced during the event’s program. Highlights from the TMSP:· 460 scholarships and $4 million awarded since 1998, when the scholarship program was created and named after MJF’s late COO Taylor Michaels· TMSP scholars attain a Bachelor’s Degree at a rate of over 80%· TMSP alumni go on to graduate from top universities including Howard, Brown, USC, among othersAlong with Magic Johnson, senior leadership from MJF, FIAT Brand executives and 110 scholars will be on site.WHERE: The Skirball Center 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049WHEN: Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 AMlast_img read more

ICYMI – WINNERS THE 15th ANNUAL ACTRA AWARDS IN TORONTO

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first_imgACTRA Toronto is proud to announce the winners of its 15th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.Outstanding Performance – FemaleJean Yoon (Umma) Kim’s Convenience, “Gay Discount” (Thunderbird Films)Outstanding Performance – MaleJoey Klein (Bobby) We’re Still Together (Achromatic Media) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Outstanding Performance – VoiceLinda Kash (Gina Falcone) Fugget About It, “Vagina’s Got Talent” (9 Story Media Group)The members’ choice Series Ensemble Award went to Kim’s Convenience.Joel Keller presented ACTRA Toronto’s 2017 Award of Excellence to Yannick Bisson.The ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award was presented posthumously to Joel Harris. His widow, stunt performer Alicia Turner, accepted.The newly-elected President of ACTRA Toronto Theresa Tova said, “Canada has been reflected by ACTRA’s professional performers for fully half of Canada’s 150-year history. Linda Kash, Joey Klein, Jean Yoon, Yannick Bisson, Joel Harris and Kim’s Convenience, and all the nominees, personify the extraordinary talent of our professional acting community.”The 15th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented at a live show and gala tonight at The Carlu. The show was hosted by Aurora Browne, Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen from the Baroness Von Sketch troupe with live music by the 11-piece Wintergarten Orchestra with singer and actor Ted Atherton. The evening sported a theme to honour Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations.The 15th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were sponsored by: DIAMOND: Actra Fraternal Benefit Society, ACTRA National, ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society, ACTRA Recording Artists’ Collecting Society. PLATINUM: Bell Media, SAG-AFTRA. GOLD: CBC, CMPA, Deluxe, IATSE 873, Rhombus Media, Shaftesbury, United Steelworkers. POST-SHOW RECEPTION: eOne. SILVER: Cavalluzzo, Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), RBC Royal Bank. BRONZE: Addenda Capital, Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union, Canada Film Capital and Entertainment Partners Canada, Don Carmody Productions, Frantic Films, Grant Thornton, HUB International, New Real Films, Serendipity Point Films, Take 5 Productions, Thunderbird Entertainment, TriBro Studios, Universal Promotions, Writers Guild of Canada.ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 23,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Speaker warns MPs over conduct and making allegations

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Minister Sarath Fonseka had made some serious allegations in Parliament yesterday, including against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette) Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today warned Parliamentarians over their conduct and against making allegations on individuals in Parliament.The Speaker said that if such behavior continues in future he will be compelled to take stern action.

Jordan Hall a driving force in OSU offense

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After missing the first two games of the season due to a suspension, junior running back Jordan Hall has become Ohio State’s most reliable source of offense for the last two games. In Miami, Hall rushed for 87 yards, which at first glance may not seem like a lot. But in a one-dimensional offense that only accumulated 209 yards, two field goals, and 35 total yards of passing, Hall was the one good thing to come out of the disaster in South Beach. Against Colorado on Saturday Hall put up similar numbers on the ground. He rushed for 84 yards and had a touchdown. “It definitely felt good to be out there the whole game because last week felt like I let my team down because I couldn’t play in the second half,” Hall said. “So it definitely felt good.” Hall’s worth was much more than in head coach Luke Fickell’s pro-style offense. Hall was able to make a huge difference on special teams. “Coach says we want to use special teams as a weapon,” Hall said. Hall was that weapon. In the third quarter, after Colorado had narrowed the margin to 17 after a 47-yard field goal from CU kicker Will Oliver, Hall took the ensuing kick-off 90 yards down the field to give OSU a first-and-goal. Sophomore running back Carlos Hyde punched it into the end zone on the next play for a five-yard touchdown run. After the game, Hall was laughing at himself for his inability to take the kick return to the end zone himself. Hall was caught five yards short. He said he received playful ridicule from his teammates after the return. “They already said what they had to say on the sidelines,” Hall said. “So I ain’t worried about it.” Fickell said Hall gave the Buckeyes much needed lifts in the game against Colorado. “Obviously Jordan (Hall) can do a lot of different things. He can be a weapon back there. People have to be aware where he’s at, kicking the ball to him, whether it’s punts or kickoff returns,” Fickell said. In two weeks, senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron returns to the field after a five-game suspension for his involvement in the tattoo scandal. Herron along with former quarterback Terrelle Pryor, senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, senior defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and senior offensive lineman Mike Adams received a five-game suspension for their involvement that led to former head coach Jim Tressel’s forced resignation. Coach Fickell has said all along that every player has to earn their starting roles each week, and nothing is assumed. Hall said that when Herron returns, it will just add one more weapon opposing teams have to prepare for. “We’re just going to feed off each other and just make the defense have to… account for all of us,” Hall said. “I think when he gets back, it will definitely spark the offense even more.” To start the season, Hall was suspended for the games against Toledo and Akron for receiving impermissible benefits from a former booster at a Cleveland-area charitable event earlier in the year. The NCAA reinstated his eligibility before the Miami game. It was determined that Hall took $200 from the booster, and was ordered to repay it to a local charity. Hall said that while the running game looked good against Colorado, there is always room for improvement. Between Hall, Hyde, freshman quarterback Braxton Miller, sophomore running back Jaamal Berry and freshman running back Rod Smith, the OSU running attack picked up 226 yards on the ground. “I think you can always get better,” Hall said. “I think we’re just going to have to keep working and practicing and use it on the field on Saturdays.” read more

Dakis recognised for service excellence

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first_imgA strong focus on customer satisfaction led Emmanuel Dakis The Tailor to win the Gold Award of the Australian Business Quality Awards. Emmanuel Dakis offers a full range of mens and ladies tailoring services. He has been tailoring for over 60 years and his business in Chapel Street, Windsor, in Melbourne Victoria, has been in the same location since its establishment in 1966. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Suit says Clark County had wrong guy when it arrested jailed man

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first_imgA local man is suing Clark County for negligence after he was allegedly misidentified as another man — who apparently has the same name — and was arrested and booked into the jail.William Hall is seeking noneconomic damages in the amount of $30,000, in part, because he missed a rent payment while incarcerated and was unable to respond to an eviction notice causing him to lose his home.He also suffered fear, stress and embarrassment, among other things, according to a complaint filed Nov. 13 in Clark County Superior Court.He is being represented by Linda K. Williams with Kafoury & McDougal in Portland. Efforts to reach her Tuesday were unsuccessful.On Nov. 1, 2014, Hall was booked in the Clark County Jail by Vancouver police. He was misidentified as a different William Hall, a man who has an extensive criminal history and no physical resemblance to him. The Hall who filed the complaint has no criminal history, according to the lawsuit.Corrections deputies later learned Hall was misidentified, and a deputy told him on the same day he was booked, the complaint states.However, at his arraignment on Nov. 3, 2014, information provided to the prosecutor and court included criminal history for the wrong Hall — assault and crimes in other states, the complaint said, and the judge set a high bail that Hall could not afford.He remained in custody until Nov. 5, 2014, when the charges against him were dropped, according to the suit.Hall’s complaint alleges that the jail failed to accurately identify him, transmitted misinformation to the prosecutor and court, and failed to notify them once the misidentification was discovered.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney could make MLS debut in July

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first_imgBefore their new 20,000-capacity Audi Field stadium against Vancouver Whitecaps opens next month, MLS outfit DC United reportedly want a deal to bring in Wayne Rooney from Everton, a deal that has been going on for quite some time now.The 32-year-old rejoined the Toffees from Manchester United last summer in a two-year deal, but is said to have been deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Marco Silva.The MLS are keen to get a deal done quickly and have earmarked his debut for July 14, the date they play their first fixture at their new 20,000-seater Audi Field Stadium, according to BBC.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The terms of the deal, which could only formally go through when the MLS transfer window opens on July 10, would allegedly see Rooney earn £300,000 a week for three years.Rooney has another season remaining on his present Everton contract but DC United officials are said to be hopeful the former England skipper will opt to follow former Manchester United team-mates Bastian Schweinsteiger and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and move to the MLS.Rooney scored a club record 253 goals during his 13 seasons at Old Trafford before he returned to Everton in 2017.last_img read more

HC grants anticipatory bail to BJP leader Mukul Roy

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first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta High Court today granted anticipatory bail to BJP leader and former railways minister Mukul Roy on a bond of Rs 50,000 in connection with a complaint over the death of his “mentor” Mrinal Kanti Singha Roy in 2015. A division bench comprising Justices Joymalyo Bagchi and R K Kapur directed Roy to meet the investigating officer at Bijpur police station in North 24 Parganas district once a fornight, apart from furnishing Rs 50,000 bail bond as conditions for granting anticipatory bail to him. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights Roy, who was a senior Trinamool Congress leader before joining the BJP in November last year, was also directed by the court to cooperate with the investigation by the state police. The court had in January directed the police not to arrest Roy during the pendancy of his anticipatory bail application. Roy had moved the bail application challenging an FIR filed by the sister of Mrinal Kanti Singha Roy who was said to be his mentor during his early days in politics and had died of complications after a road accident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed Singha Roy had allegedly suffered a road accident on June 8, 2011 at around midnight while returning home at Kanchrapara from Halisahar in North 24 Parganas district and was treated at a nursing home there and then at a private hospital in Kolkata. Following his release from the hospital, Singha Roy was kept in a lodge under the supervision of Roy, who was then in TMC, according to the complaint. Singha Roy’s sister Sonali alleged that he was shifted to the Kolkata hospital and on his release was kept in the lodge on the instructions of Roy instead of being taken home. It was stated that during his stay at the lodge, Singha Roy suffered a throat infection and died after prolonged treatment at the city hospital. Sonali alleged that she had learnt from the hospital that Singha Roy had suffered internal haemorrhage, which she claimed could be due to serious injury and suspected Roy’s role in the matter. Lawyers for Sonali Singha Roy had told the high court that her attempts to lodge a police complaint had failed, following which she had moved the local court which directed the police to file an FIR.last_img read more

17 Irish men wholl probably be in the gym before drinking this

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first_imgInstagram: @deric_tv3 GAYSTARNEWS- Happy St. Patrick’s day! eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBT activists face off with police and far-right protesters in largest St. Petersburg Pride yetGay Irish PM and his partner make history at New York’s St Patrick’s Day marchTeddy Geiger makes first red carpet appearance since coming out as transRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/irish-men-stpatricksday/ Instagram: mike_geary101 Instagram: @shazza_fitness Instagram: @najim_gymRead more:Read what happened when this young, gay, Irish traveler came out to his family Instagram: @crazy_hawk_2.0 Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Instagram: @macielbarros_personaltrainer Instagram: @gerard_alexander_ Instagram: @ckfitness1center_img Instagram: @the_fitnessfellowship_bydenis Instagram: @mr_baust Instagram: @rloughhandf Instagram: @jeddcabreza Instagram: @jay__colman Instagram: @cmc_fitness Instagram: @denismichen Top o’ the mornin’ to ya… gym? | Photo: @mike_geary101 Why not enjoy a workout at the gym before heading to the celebrations, like these guys?Instagram: @lean_wolf_ Instagram: @ryanmccoy90 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Ladysmith Gazettes pick of the top 5 local and international news stories

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first_img1: Traffic backed up due to taxi protest in LadysmithThe protest follows the confiscation of taxis from Uitvaal, Umhlumayo and Ezakheni that had no permit to be on the road. The remainder of the taxi drivers protested against the confiscation. Traffic was at a standstill for hours. Read full story: Traffic backed up due to taxi protest in Ladysmith2: Ladysmith detectives crack ‘Bogus Police’ carjacking casesEarly on Thursday morning (May 4), police officers from the Ladysmith Vehicle Crime Investigating Unit (VCIU), accompanied by officers from the Ladysmith K9 Unit, pounced on a premises in the Mimosadale area of Estcourt. Months of painstaking detective work resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old suspect. The suspect was found in possession of a stolen trailer and canopy. Both items were taken during recent carjacking incidents.Read full story: Ladysmith detectives crack ‘Bogus Police’ carjacking cases3: Police to clamp down on gun salutes in Ladysmith WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Police have vowed to intensify operations to clamp down on the firing of gun salutes at funerals. This follows the death of a person on Sunday, April 30, in Ekuvukeni. The 30-year-old man was attending a funeral at Rockcliff Cemetery when people at the funeral fired gunshots into the air. One of the bullets struck the deceased in the face and he was rushed to a nearby clinic, but he died en-route.Read full story: Police to clamp down on gun salutes in Ladysmith4: Texas cop charged with murder in black teen’s killingRoy Oliver, 37, who is white, was one of two police officers responding to a call about under-age drinking at a party in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs on the night of April 29, The Dallas Morning News reported. Jordan Edwards and four others were leaving the party in their car after hearing gunfire. Oliver fired a rifle shot into the car, hitting the teen in the head, media reports said.Read full story: Texas cop charged with murder in black teen’s killing5: Jamie Oliver sparks fish fuss in IcelandOliver unknowingly waded into controversy, sparking outcry among Icelanders who see farmed salmon as a threat to the island nation’s wild salmon population. Oliver is due to open a restaurant serving Italian cuisine in the currently popular tourist destination of Reykjavik, on June 17, a national holiday.Read full story: Jamie Oliver sparks fish fuss in Icelandlast_img read more

Airbnb says revenue for Q3 2018 was best ever topping 1 billion

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first_img Monday, November 19, 2018 Posted by NEW YORK — Airbnb has reported its best quarter ever, even as cities across the U.S. have started clamping down on the short-term rental market.Revenue during the third quarter breezed past the US$1 billion level as guest reservations boomed internationally in places like Beijing, Mexico City and Birmingham, England, the San Francisco company said Friday.Airbnb expects a record one million guests to stay at Airbnb listings across the U.S. during the Thanksgiving holiday.Airbnb acts as an online booking agent for homeowners to make extra income by renting rooms, apartments and houses. Its growth has drawn the ire of the hotel industry and communities in the U.S. and abroad, where locals are uneasy with the constant turnaround of guests in their neighbourhoods and apartment buildings.In some markets, like New York and Miami, there is evidence that home-sharing has cut into hotel profits, pushing some larger chains to get in on the action. Last month Marriott said it was expanding its home-sharing pilot in London to three additional European cities, while Hyatt announced it was pulling out of a money-losing collaboration with luxury home-sharing company Oasis.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerMany cities and states across the U.S. have tightened rental guidelines in order to regulate the rapidly growing industry. New York and Washington have both imposed strict limits on short-term rental companies, and housing-starved San Francisco has done the same, in addition to suing or fining homeowners who illegally rent their homes.In Europe, officials in top travel destinations are grappling with the massive growth in home-sharing. Residents of Venice and Barcelona have staged repeated protests, saying the influx of visitors is driving up rents and forcing out locals. Parisians are complaining about the onslaught of tourists in their neighbourhoods and buildings, late-night parties and drunken revellers.Airbnb listings in Paris have grown to 65,000, from just 4,000 in 2012. << Previous PostNext Post >> Airbnb says revenue for Q3 2018 was best ever, topping $1 billion The Canadian Press Sharelast_img read more

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir announce a codeshare partnership

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first_imgThe national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Etihad Airways and Egypt’s flagship carrier, EgyptAir have announced a new codeshare partnership which would be introduced in phases from March 2017.As per the initial phase of the agreement, Etihad Airways would place its ‘EY’ code on EgyptAir operated flights between Abu Dhabi and Cairo, while EgyptAir would place its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights between the two capital cities.In the second phase, Etihad Airways would gain access to major cities across Africa on flights operated by EgyptAir via its Cairo hub. In turn, EgyptAir would be able to access key routes to Australia and the Far East served by Etihad Airways from its Abu Dhabi operational hub. The third phase would see the EY code placed on domestic flights across Egypt.Members of Etihad Airways’ and EgyptAir’s loyalty programmes, Etihad Guest and EgyptAir Plus will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights at a later stage, with the partnership expanding to include additional destinations on both airlines’ networks.Presently, Etihad Airways operates 28 flights each week between Abu Dhabi and Cairo, while EgyptAir serves the route 21 times a week.Peter Baumgartner, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, said, “This new codeshare agreement reinforces Etihad Airways’ commitment to a partnership strategy with airlines around the world that provides guests with more travel options to destinations worldwide. Our newest partner will also help further promote tourism, cultural and business opportunities between the UAE and Africa.”Captain Sherif Ezzat, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EgyptAir, said, “EgyptAir is always keen on enhancing its network through partnering with strong airlines. Thus, we are delighted to be partnering with Etihad Airways. The agreement will open new skies to our customers and we look forward to working with Etihad Airways to offer all guests a superior service provided by our highly skilled and professional crews.last_img read more

Michael Crow Had no idea he was a Division I athle

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first_imgMichael CrowHad no idea he was a Division I athlete. It was a great opportunity for ASU fans to hear directly from him that he wants a college football playoff for conference champions only and unpaid college athletes who receive a full cost-of-attendance scholarship including a stipend. He didn’t back down from the expectations that Ray Anderson has been setting for all athletic teams.One thing that he believes in that I don’t is the cost of business to play at a high level. We both agree the cycle of hiring coaches to long-term contracts with big buyouts just to fire them is ridiculous. My opinion, though, is that it’s not going to work to go against it because you can’t get the best coaches. They will either not sign in the first place or leave as soon as they receive slight success for greener pastures. The philosophy puts ASU only in the category of the aged coach on his last job or inexperience upstart. I don’t think ASU will ever be a “destination job” with this philosophy.Dr. Crow disagreed. He thinks controllable salaries with extremely high incentive clauses is the key. Pay people within the confines of the Pac-12 and then over-pay for graduating players and winning. I think that’s great in theory but the SEC and Big 10 aren’t going to play in the smaller arena. How will ASU really compete for national championships in football if they’re not competing for the best coaches? Newsmakers Week 2018! It’s the ninth straight year and 10th overall. Every day this week I’ll give you a quick rundown of my thoughts on the comments of each guest throughout the week. Arizonasports.com is the place to go for a complete rundown of the exact quotes from each newsmaker.Day 4:Kevin GuyFull disclosure: the Rattlers’ head coach has been one of my best friends for most of this century. Even if you don’t enjoy indoor football, Guy isn’t just passing the time as a coach after his day job. Winning championships is this man’s pursuit and how he feeds his family.  He does it well. A small but interesting takeaway was his admission of what he needs to work on as a GM. Keim thought they need to take a harder look at the heart and mind of a player that loves the game versus the tape that shows a player’s potential. The draft is a ton of projection but if a player is taking plays off, should it matter what they do when they try? Keim didn’t say the name “Nkemdiche” but there was no doubt the defensive lineman is floating towards bust status if he doesn’t embrace the game soon.Ryan McDonoughIt can’t be sugar-coated. This organization is an embarrassment right now. The only question is how long will the “right now” tag be associated with the team?I think the trade for Payton was outstanding. I believe in a timeline with Booker, Warren, Jackson, Payton and Ayton. Bender would be a nightmare match-up off the bench. Things could look better as long as these players don’t have a character flaw. The flaw is the lack of desire to compete every second of every game. I can’t tell if they’re just young and learning or spoiled and entitled. Answer that and you can answer whether you believe in the timeline.This is the off-season where it’s the beginning of the end for McDonough or “the beginning of the beginning.” I don’t think there’s a middle ground. It’s time for McDonough to make a major splash. Ayton in the draft, a Booker and Payton contract extension, the dumping of Chandler’s contract and a mid to major free agent shouldn’t be the goal, it should be the expectation. Is that a high expectation? Yes, but Suns fans have waited long enough. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires (Matt Layman/Arizona Sports) 2 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact I’m an ASU fan so I hope I’m wrong.Day 5:Steve KeimAs you could guess, Keim didn’t admit much on the quarterback front. His main point was how difficult the moving target is. One little tidbit was how he would work different plans at the same time. It seemed like he could get one plan to work and use that to force movement on another front. An example, if Keim wants Cousins as option A and trading for Foles as option B, he might talk to Cousins’ agent while negotiating the Foles trade. If he gets the trade done, he can then go to Cousins and use the potential trade as leverage, “We’ve got something else in the fire now, come down in price or we’re out.” Cousins still might be option one and now you can test if the Cards are truly, his option A.The huge takeaway from Keim was his non-answer to the David Johnson question. We asked when was the last time Keim spoke to David Johnson’s agent about a contract extension. Instead of answering the question, Keim discussed Fitzgerald’s return. He dodged the question in a joking way but it shows the negotiations have started. There’s no way to read into where they are or how it’s going but you can read into it’s happening now. Top Stories Brian MuellerThe GCU President hit a home run today with what they mean to the West side. From a broad standpoint, the huge takeaway was the news Mueller has met with ASU President Dr. Crow about their past differences and coming together in the future. That’s great news for the valley. As GCU becomes a non-profit, research university, we benefit. At that point, Dr. Crow would, hopefully, allow athletic competition between the teams. A Majerle/Hurley rivalry would be great theatre from two of the most fiery competitors we have in the city. – / 21 Hopefully, any of our other franchises ever get to this problem but it was interesting to talk to Coach Guy about keeping the roster fresh to ensure hunger. Since the Rattlers are always winning championships, Guy believes complacency can creep in if you just assume last year’s team will win this year. New players means fewer guys are truly “defending champions” and, therefore, hungrier for a title.Derrick HallInteresting he admitted the D-backs are in “win now” mode. Obviously, we’d all like to say every team should be. Unfortunately, after the last few years of two or three of our teams buried deep in a hole, we know that isn’t always the case.I totally believe the team is not allowing themselves to get, even remotely, excited about the potential to sign J.D. Martinez. I also believe they, for the first time, actually think it could happen. If Martinez is truly willing to take less years, I think he stays.  If not, Arizona has no chance, and the D-backs know it.Hall also talked about the importance of April and May. I think, the beginning of the season is always going to be more important for a team in a mid-market with a bloated payroll.  If the D-backs go in the tank early, Pollack and Greinke probably won’t be here late.last_img read more

BoC to shutter 15 branches no redundancies

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first_imgBank of Cyprus said it plans to shutter 15 branches as part of restructuring but no jobs will be lost at this stage, it emerged on Friday.In an internal memo to staff, the bank said the move would affect 15 branches, which will be announced in the coming days.“The move reflects the networks rationalisation course, bolstering the branches that are most convenient to customers, but also reducing the most tedious elements of our daily life,” the memo said.The move will also cut operating cost, but no jobs will be lost at this stage.“It is expected that transfers will take place,” the memo said. “Affected colleagues will be moved to other branches and roles, depending on their circumstances and the bank’s needs.”BoC said over the counter service is decreasing, as more and more people do their business through digital channels.Some 75 per cent of the bank’s transactions are carried out through digital channels and the rate is even higher among private citizens, 83 per cent.Nine in 10 withdrawals are done at ATMs and loan applications through the lender’s site are seeing a daily rise.Ninety-two per cent of money transfers are also done online.BoC is simply following the same path other lenders have across the globe, dictated by consumers who want simpler, faster, and cheaper service, the memo said.The lender will continue to be the largest and most important bank in Cyprus, irrespective of the number of branches, since it will hold the largest market share in loans, deposits, plastic money, and so on, the memo added.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more