8 Rohingya women sent back to Assam

first_imgThe Mizoram police sent back eight young Rohingya women, suspected to be victims of human trafficking, to neighbouring Assam on Friday after they were arrested near the border of the two States in Kolasib district a day ago, police said. The women , aged between 18-22, were produced before a fast-track court, which fined them ₹50 each and ordered that they be pushed back to Assam, police said.The State police handed them to the Young Muslim Association of Bagha town in Assam’s Cachar district. The women have been identified as Toyabah Begum, Tasim, Noorkayash, Atariza, Swaminara Begum, Rubina, Sanwara Begum and Serkhu.last_img

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup final: Highlights from the game

first_imgHighlight122:A caller reported seeing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi joining in the celebrations aboard her security-cordon safari at the location.# Highlight121:Revellers were seen thronging the road outside Purana Qila in New Delhi celebrating the Indian victory.# Highlight120:So, a wonderful tournament comes to an end. India have won the World Cup for the second time after 28 years. India is also the first host nation to win it ever.#Highlight119:India’s victory over Pakistan saw enormous fireworks displays. The victory in the final did not get the same attention.# Highlight118:Heard in the office – Where is Poonam Pandey?# Highlight117:BCCI announces Rs 1 crore for every member of Team India.# Highlight116:The crowd in Wankhede erupts as Sachin Tendulkar comes to collect his winners medal.#Highlight115:MS Dhoni is Man of the Match, Yuvraj Singh is Man of the Series.# Highlight114:Sachin Tendulkar says he never could have asked for anything better than this.# Highlight113:Harbhajan Singh, who was in tears, dedicates Cup to the people of India. Says, “The cup belongs to you, the people of India.”# Highlight112:Coach Gary Kirsten gets victory lap with Raina and Kohli taking him on their shoulders.# Highlight111:Team India takes victory lap with Sachin Tendulkar astride on their shoulders.# Highlight110:Aamir Khan seems to be wearing the same T-shirt that he wore during the Indo-Pak semi-final. Does this have anything to do with India’s luck.#Highlight109:Tweet doing the rounds: Can we hold the fireworks, mithai and the champagne until we actually win so as not to jinx it?# advertisementHighlight108:Joke doing the rounds: Poonam Pandey has started it. She just removed her earrings.# Highlight107:Mandira Bedi tweeted: Hahaha. Tension nahi leneka. Rajni aur Ghajini dono stadium me hain.#Highlight106:Lalit Kumar Modi tweeted: Get Ready for a long night of celebration. Tonights gonna be a good night. India. India. India. All the way…#Highlight105:Ayaz Menon tweeted: Must say that the Indians have outplayed Sri Lanka completely in fielding. That’s probably what’s going to make the difference in this match.# Highlight104:Tweet doing the rounds: Two types of prayers overwhelming God right now – please let India win and please let Poonam Pandey strip!# Highlight103:Headlines Today’s Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: Rajinikanth in audience looking depressed. He should now be a part of India’s playing 11 at WC. That should help Team India. Then 275 will be easy.#Highlight102:Business Today Editor Chaitanya Kalbag tweeted: Nice to be Rahul G: you get to see all the cricket from the best seats at my expense at World Cup.#Highlight101:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Moment of magic from Dilshan. Brilliant catch to dismiss Kohli. India need to be careful here. Consolidate as well as keep up with run rate.#Highlight100:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Team’s performance affecting fans. Fights breaking out over petty issues in the stands. Cops having to work doubly hard to control tempers.#Highlight99:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Malinga standing in front of my stand, crowd boos him. Slinger gives him right back. Booing seems to be pumping him up.# Highlight98:Tweet doing the rounds: So now I am wondering – is there someone in the India team who can step up to grab the spotlight? Rajni?#Highlight97:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Malinga finds edge of Tendulkar’s bat plunging stadium into deathly silence. Is this also the end of his dream?#Highlight96:Sonakshi Sinha tweeted: NO WAY! We’re still proud of you Tendulkar. What a player!# Highlight95:Tweet doing the rounds: Right, 29 more to be the highest scorer in this WC, 82 for 100th century. No pressure.# Highlight94:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Don’t know about team morale, but fan morale pretty down at Wankhade. Come on Sachin, immortality awaits.# Highlight93:Ayaz Memon tweeted: This has been an outstanding finish by the Lankans. Almost 90 runs in last 10 overs. Zak murdered in last spell. India have grim battle on hand.#Highlight92:Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: 18 of the last over not on. 275 to win. Ind lost the plot towards the end. Batsmen, the nation depends on you now. Sehwag/Tendulkar stay please.#Highlight91:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Mahela has played innings of a lifetime. Terrific improvisations now after long spell in rebuilding the innings, all at better than run-a-ball.#Highlight90:Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: 250-260, says an aunty in the neighbourhood. Goes on to show just how popular the game is. Everyone and their ‘aunty’ is an expert.#Highlight89:Mandira Bedi tweeted: Brilliant innings by Mahela. 274 didn’t look possible with the way they started. Is 275 a challenge? All depends on how Messrs SRT & VS get going!#advertisementHighlight88:Rahul Kanwal tweeted: What began very well ended disastrously. But look at the positive, 274 is not 352. And if there’s any batting that can chase this score it’s ours.#Highlight87:Mandira Bedi tweeted: Who is going to bat out 45 overs for us? We need someone to do a Mahela on our side..!#Highlight86:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Lankans scored a whopping 63 runs in the last batting Power Play: has any team done better in this World Cup, I wonder.#Highlight85:Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: India has the best batting line up in the world. SL has the best bowling & fielding side. If only Sachin and Sehwag stay on & score.# Highlight84:Tweet doing the rounds: Zaheer should have bowled underarm. Less shame in that compared to what just happened.#Highlight83:Tweet doing the rounds: Mahela Jayawardene has now scored 14 ODI centuries. Until now, all of them have been in winning causes.#Highlight82:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says giving away 63 runs in the last five overs was a bit too much for the Indian team.#Highlight81:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says the pitch doesnt look too good and with a wizard in the Lankan team – Muttiah Muralitharan – things don’t look to good for Dhoni’s men.# Highlight80:Tweet doing the rounds: A lot has been made of how strong the Indian batting is! Time to prove it now lads!! Let’s chase this down!!# Highlight79:Abhishek Singh tweeted: Sri Lanka 274 for 6 after 50 overs in World Cup final(M Jayawardene 103*, T Perera 16*).# Highlight78:Akshay Khanna tweeted: Take a bow Yuvi. You have bowled your heart out in the World Cup.# Highlight77:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says Yuvraj has done it again. The man with the golden arm finished with two wickets as none of the other bowlers seem to be troubling the Lankan batsmen.# Highlight76:Media executive Sneha Rajani tweeted: Rajinikanth is in the stadium. Now how can India lose!!!??#Highlight75:Mandira Bedi tweeted: Zak the ripper does it again..!#Highlight74:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Splendid Zaheer’s wicket of Kapugudera swings advantage hugely India way. What a hero he has been! Struggle now for Lanka to play out 50 overs.#Highlight73:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Yuvi’s wicket of Samarweera couldn’t have been better time. Match delicately poised. For Lanka, Mahela has to bat through; for India, he must go ASAP.#Highlight72:Headlines Today’s Gaurav C Sawant tweeted: Love the review system. Outstanding call by Yuvraj Singh. This Indian team deserves to win the WC.# Highlight71:English cricketer Michael Vaughan tweeted: I hear Tails shout at the toss. Others hear Heads. Inconclusive on the replays. Could you ever believe that we have TOSS GATE at the Wankhede stadium.# Highlight70:First the time in the World Cup, Simon Taufel’s decision has been over-ruled by the TV umpire. Yuvraj traps Samaraveera LBW.# Highlight69:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: Jayawardene batting beautifully. India’s weak bowling coming back to haunt them? 270 on here.#Highlight68:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: Tendulkar filling in for Sreesanth overs. Looks like Yuvi could do with a bit of support too. Second spell from Zaheer?#advertisementHighlight67:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Mahela’s played one of the most pleasing half-centuries of this Cup; could this also turn out to be the most crucial?# Highlight66:The entire stadium erupts as little master Sachin Tendulkar comes in to bowl.#Highlight65:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: The moment a wicket falls Dhoni gets Sreesanth back. Trying to finish his overs? But could allow a new player to get set.# Highlight64:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says it is not often that we see Sachin Tendulkar diving to save a ball. Today, even he is doing it. Shows the desperation in him to win.# Highlight63:English cricketer Kevin Pietersen tweeted: SL winning the toss could cause an upset people. This is gonna be a cracker!! Should’ve gone & watched it! May the best team win.#Highlight62:Ayaz Memon tweeted: Mahela of the silken touch, playing very late, finding gaps, pulling his team out of trouble.# Highlight61:Mail Today’s Baidurjo Bhose says Rajinikath has come in to watch the final showdown. Even he couldn’t miss a piece of the history unfolding at the Wankhede Stadium.# Highlight60:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: Look what confidence does to you. Yuvraj is back to fielding as brilliantly as he did in the past.#Highlight59:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Sreesanth extremely high maintenance. Asks for big towel after every over. Drinks full energy drink.#Highlight58:Harsha Bhogle tweeted: How disappointing it must be to get out like that in a World Cup final. Dilshan was looking good.#Highlight57:Senior journalist Ayaz Memon tweeted: Crunch time for Lanka after Dilshan’s dismissal: lose either Mahela or Sanga early now and game could swing away irrevocably.#Highlight56:Shane Warne tweeted: My prediction – very close contest and whoever bats first has a big advantage. India by 17 runs or 5 wkts!!!#Highlight55:Shane Warne tweeted: I’m in Mumbai and the place is a real buzz – great atmosphere. Nice to be back in India – love the people & passion!#Highlight54:Actor Rajinikanth with his family and senior politician Manohar Joshi spotted in the stands.# Highlight53:Tweet doing the rounds: Friend says Sreesanth is modern day Krishna. He’ll protect Poonam Pandey’s modesty.# Highlight52:Actor Saif Ali Khan was spotted in the stands in all black – shades, T-shirt and jeans.# Highlight51:Yuvraj smiles as cameras pan in on his lookalike in the stands.#Highlight50:Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Soha Ali Khan at Wankhede to cheer for Team India.#Highlight49:Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal cheers as Bhajji scalps Dilshan.# Highlight48:Tweet doing the rounds: There seems no area of the ground & slightly above it, at least on my TV screen, where Yuvraj’s lunging arms can’t reach.# Highlight47:Mandira Bedi on Twitter – Zaheer: One classy act. 2 maidens in 3 overs.#Highlight46:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Wow! Indians fielding like I’ve never seen them before. Yuvi & co giving Jonty run for his money. Boy, are they charged up for the big game or what!#Highlight45:Twitter flooded with users praising the rejuvenated Indian bowling and fielding.# Highlight44:Tweet doing the rounds: Sreesanth heard the coach say – ‘Work on the ball’. But Sree took it as ‘Work on the ‘Baal’.# Highlight43:Tweet doing the rounds: Dear Sri Lankan batsmen… Please score anything above 100 so that Sachin scores his 100th 100.# Highlight42:BJP president Nitin Gadkari and senior leader LK Advani at the Wankhede to witness the match.#  Highlight41:Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal tweeted: Sreesanth gets to play in the World Cup finals. Surprised with Ashwin’s omission. Hope Sree redeems himself.# Highlight40:Balrampur (in UP) CJM orders FIR against model Poonam Pandey for her controversial statement that she will go nude if Team India wins the ICC World Cup.# Highlight39:Munaf Patel replaces Sreesanth after he gave away two boundaries in his last over.# Highlight38:Zaheer Khan strikes. Scalps Upul Tharanga. Tharanga edges to Sehwag at first slip.#Highlight37:Sreesanth gives away the first boundary of the final to Dilshan.# Highlight36:Mumbai, Delhi roads choked with heavy traffic as people head home to watch final.#Highlight35:President Pratibha Patil arrives in Wankhede stadium to watch the final.# Highlight34:Aleem Dar and Simon Taufel  are the on-field umpires for the final.#Highlight33:Actor Aamir Khan and Mumbai Indians’ co-owner Nita Ambani among host of celebrities at Wankhede.# Highlight32:Actor Shilpa Shetty to Team India: Think positive and let things happen.# Highlight31:Rahul Gandhi reaches Wankhede Stadium to watch the WC final.# Highlight30:Sreesanth will play in place of Nehra. Ashwin fails to find a place in the team.# Highlight29:Sreesanth back in the team. What will India do?# Highlight28:The toss happened twice as on the first occasion, the match referee and the two captains failed to hear the call.# Highlight27:Sri Lanka win toss and elect to bat against India in Mumbai.# Highlight26:This might be an indication that spinner R Ashwin will play instead of Sreesanth today.#Highlight25:A source from Taj Mahal Palace Hotel informs that S Sreesanth was seen roaming around late last night in the Hotel.#  Highlight24:Weather forecast for Mumbai. It will be sunny all day round.# Highlight23:Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha: Entire nation will watch the World Cup final. My best wishes for the team.#Highlight22:Sushma Swaraj: Winning the Cup on home turf will give a great feeling. I am not going to Mumbai. I will watch the match on TV.# Highlight21:Indian and Sri Lankan team buses reach Wankhede stadium.# Highlight20:Seniors motivate Team India before final. Sachin gives pep-talk.# Highlight19:SMS doing the rounds. With due apologies to Sri Lanka and its fans: “Sri Lanka kya jeetega. Salo ki aukat kya hai. India ka map lene jao, inka map free milta hai.”# Highlight18:Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia on Twitter: How uncanny.. The last time India picked up the World Cup was a Saturday. And today will be no exception!# Highlight17:Tweet doing the rounds: Last match was all about ‘Aman ki Asha’. Is today’s match all about ‘Poonam ki Asha’?# Highlight16:Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been accused of instigating model Poonam Pandey to go naked if India win.#Highlight15:A lawyer, RK Pandey, has filed a case in Bhopal against Poonam, accusing her of depicting Brahmins in poor light by vowing to go naked.# Highlight14:Both the teams are expected to leave for the Wankhede stadium at 12.00 P.M.# Highlight13:The Taj Hotel, where the two teams are staying, has been heavily barricaded.#Highlight12:The Mumbai Police has barricaded all roads leading to the stadium and declared them a no-vehicle zone.#Highlight11:17 parking places have been designated for the public who visits the Wankhede to watch the match.#Highlight10:No electronic equipment, except mobile phones, will be allowed to be taken inside the stadium.#Highlight9:From Twitter: If you think you are nervous, imagine what Poonam Pandey must be going through.# Highlight8:Aggressive pacer S Sreesanth is likely to replace Ashish Nehra in the Indian XI.#Highlight7:India is also plagued by injury with pacer Asish Nehra unlikely to play due to a finger fracture.#Highlight6:Sri Lanka’s legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralidharan is also a doubtful starter due to a quad strain.#Highlight5:Rookie off-spinner Suraj Randiv will replace paceman Angelo Mathews for Sri Lanka.#Highlight4:The good news for India is that Lankan pacer Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the match due to a thigh muscle injury.#Highlight3:This is the third final outing for both India and Sri Lanka and if one of them wins, it will be their second World Cup victory.#Highlight2:The match is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and is to be attended by the high and mighty from both countries.#Highlight1:Welcome to India Today’s coverage of the cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.#last_img read more

Eden Hazard Scores 1st Goal for Real Madrid as They Get Thrilling Win Over Granada in La Liga

first_img Eden HazardfootballGareth BaleGranada First Published: October 5, 2019, 10:45 PM IST Madrid: Eden Hazard ended the wait for his first Real Madrid goal but his team had to resist a spirited second-half comeback from Granada to seal a thrilling 4-2 victory in La Liga on Saturday.Karim Benzema put Real ahead in the second minute at the Santiago Bernabeu before Hazard opened his account with a delightful lifted finish towards the end of the first half. Luka Modric’s bending long-range effort on the hour looked to have confirmed the win but Granada scored twice in quick succession through Darwin Machis and Domingos Duarte, the first from the penalty spot, to set up a tense last 12 minutes.James Rodriguez, on as a substitute, ended the rally by scoring his first goal since May 2017 in injury-time to wrap up an unexpectedly dramatic contest between the league’s top two.Granada stay second, for now, after suffering only their second defeat of the season.AT THE 🔝 OF THE TABLE!⚽ @Benzema⚽ @hazardeden10⚽ @lukamodric10⚽ @jamesdrodriguez#RMLiga | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/nMc33c1cVV— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) October 5, 2019 Madrid had been in complete control, their fluency and tempo contributing to arguably the best hour of football they have played this season.Yet a hectic 20-minute period in the second half took some of the gloss off a performance that at least gets Zinedine Zidane’s side back to winning ways following their 2-2 draw at home to Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday.Hazard had become a growing concern after five underwhelming matches, the patience granted to him after his injury in pre-season beginning to run out after his 100 million euros ($109 million) move from Chelsea.The Belgian still looks some way short of his best but his goal here was timely, not just for him but also Real, who will go into international break top of the table, despite their own bumpy start to the season.KROOS INJURED, BALE BACKToni Kroos walked off injured in the first half to be replaced by Modric, which will be a worry for Germany, who play Argentina in a friendly on Wednesday.Gareth Bale returned after being rested against Brugge while Alphonse Areola came in for the ill Thibaut Courtois in goal. Areola’s mistake gave away the penalty, and perhaps any hopes he had of keeping Courtois out longer-term.Madrid conceded after 122 seconds on Tuesday but needed only 102 to take the lead here. Playing on the right, Bale often makes use of the outside of his left foot and the bend he created to bypass two Granada defenders and find Benzema at the backpost was superb. Benzema could not miss.Madrid created several early chances. A slick move down the left between Bale, Benzema and Dani Carvajal saw the latter go clear while Benzema and the impressive Fede Valverde both went close too.Bale was first to congratulate Hazard when he scored shortly before half-time but Valverde created it, driving past two Granada midfielders before intercepting Duarte’s header and poking the ball through. Hazard finished just in time, lifting it coolly into the net.⚽️💪 Congratulations to @hazardeden10 on his first official goal for @RealMadrid! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/vEdiD5H9xV— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) October 5, 2019 The second half grew increasingly bad-tempered, broken up by late tackles and complaints to the referee. Yet when Modric collected Hazard’s pass on the hour, after another Valverde chase, and found the top corner, the game looked finished.Instead, Granada were given a lifeline. Areola had just failed to claim a cross when moments later he dallied in his box and caught Carlos Fernandez in a rushed attempt to clear.Darwin Machis scored the penalty and with 12 minutes left, they made it 3-2, Victor Diaz heading to the back post where Duarte prodded in.Madrid were suddenly alive to the unexpected threat and Benzema should have made it four in the 86th minute but his shot was saved. James did, a quick break ending with Alvaro Odriozola finding him with the pull-back. The relief was palpbale. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

FIFA 19 kits: 10 of the best Ultimate Team jerseys

first_imgOf course, going 30-0 in the FIFA 19 weekend league is one thing but if you’re going to earn such an achievement, you want to be doing it in style. You may not have the coins to buy Pele or Cristiano Ronaldo on Ultimate Team but you can definitely afford a really nice pair of kits after a few games.Goal have searched through the leagues to find the top 10 kits in the game. From the clean, classy efforts of elite clubs to the bright, bizarre and straight up outlandish kits that will make sure you stand out.Napoli home kit Napoli 2018/19  Home kit Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Serie A club Napoli play beautiful football on the pitch and they look even better in this incredible home shirt. Rocking the classic Napoli blue, the kit made by Kappa features a stunning design of a panther taking over the bottom half of the shirt.This fiery design encompasses the passion of the club and would give your squad a unique look.Barcelona third kit Barcelona 2018/19 Third KitBarcelona’s home shirt is iconic, it’s an incredible design which has been graced by some of the greatest players and squads ever. However, their new third kit is the one that has caught Goal’s eye.The striking pink kit features a dark pink patch with an aerial view of the city embedded in. Ironically, the kit was revealed by the club using PES 2019 but it looks just as great in FIFA 19.Real Betis away kit Real Betis 2018/19 Away KitApparently combining green with green is a genius move as the Real Betis away kit is gorgeous. The small dark green and black triangles spread out from the left shoulder in yet another unique and classy style – one of the classier kits on this list.Al Taawoun away kit Al Taawoun FIFA 19 kitIf there’s one thing the Saudi Arabia league has contributed to the FIFA games over the years, it’s interesting kits. This electric blue Al Taawoun away kit features an intricate pattern making up stars and a wolf in the bottom corner in a very neat combination.Rayo Vallecano third kit Rayo Vallenco 2018/19 Third kitThe Spaniards really like their bright and beautiful kits and this shirt is certainly the former. We thought the Manchester City third kit had an odd combination of colours but Rayo Vallecano have topped them.The shirt is primarily sky blue with neon green trimmings and a deep pink line diagonally stretching across the shirt. The sunny kit makes it work and is a very nice piece of craftsmanship.Manchester City third kit Man City 2018/19 third kitAs you’ve probably noticed, there’s a lot of third kits in this list and it’s probably because designers are happier to take a few more risks on a kit that frankly, won’t be used much that season.Take this Manchester City kit for example with the brave choice of combining purple and orange. Surprisingly, Nike seem to have pulled it off and while it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it will certainly have you stand out. At the very least, it’s unlikely to clash with anyone else.V-Varen Nagasaki home kit V-Varen Nagasaki 2018/19 Home kitOne of the most interesting kits on this list, the V-Varen Nagasaki home shirt features a map design of Japan which funnily enough, perfectly fits with their sponsor, Japanet.The unique blue and orange design is really striking and is then complemented perfectly by a subtle white design of a bird and waves underneath. A lot of work has gone into this kit and should be one all of your squad are proud to wear.Inter third kit Inter 2018/19 third kitNot a bright kit but certainly a unique and classy design. Inter’s third kit is subtle but beautiful with a dark swirling design. For bonus points, the kit is based on Milan’s cathedral church, Duomo di Milano – a nice touch.Ohod Club home kit Ohod Club FIFA 19 kitOhod Club have two fascinating kits, but Goal has opted for the home kit as the standout. You don’t see many brown kits but this one features a weave of brown and yellow in a very creative and original design. The weave is made seamless by having the yellow fade from a dark to a brighter shade to mix in well with the brown.Celtic third kit Celtic 2018/19 Away KitFinishing off this lot with a trip to Scotland for Celtic’s third kit. It’s rare to see the Glasgow team opt for a kit without any green yet that’s what they’ve done here, even creating a yellow version of the club crest.The neon yellow shirt is topped by a triangle fade of black in a creative twist.last_img read more

Arjun Tendulkar shines with all-round show in T20 Mumbai League opener

first_imgArjun Tendulkar was certainly one of the major talking points in the lead up to the Mumbai T20 League opener at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Arjun, son of batting great Sachin Tendulkar, made his league debut for Aakash Tigers MWS in their tournament opener against Triumphs Knights MNE.Arjun Tendulkar showed no signs of nerves in his Mumbai T20 League debut as the 19-year-old came up with an all-round performance in Tigers’ 5-wicket win over Knights.Handed the responsibility of bowling in the powerplay overs by Tigers captain Dhawal Kulkarni, Arjun Tendulkar bowled with a lot of control and impressed in only first match in the city’s T20 league.Arjun gave away just 6 runs in his first over and picked up the wicket of Knights opener Karan Shah (14) in the 2nd over. He then bowled another tidy over inside the powerplay, giving away just 8 runs.Arjun Tendulkar weaves his magic! ?????Up up and Karan Shah has to walk away???#EkdumMumbai pic.twitter.com/RqEiIPSk2RT20 Mumbai (@T20Mumbai) May 14, 2019Arjun Tendulkar finished with figures of 1 for 21 despite not being brought back into the attack for the fourth over. Arjun bowled all his overs inside the powerplay.Despite Arjun Tendulkar’s tidy spell, Knights posted 147, thanks to a 56-ball 90 from their captain Suryakumar Yadav. The Knights star, who was in fine form for Mumbai Indians in their title-winning campaign in IPL 2019, hit 7 sixes and 4 boundaries in his whirlwind knock.Pehle dono baap jeet te the ab uske bete ke saath bhi woh hi cheez jaari haiBoth Aakash Tigers and Arjun on debut did very well.Couldn’t have asked for more!#EkDumMumbai #GoTigers #ChoonaHaiAakash @T20Mumbai pic.twitter.com/DUdKAGxZ5RadvertisementVINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) May 14, 2019However, Knights ended up on the losing side as Kaustubh Pawar(34) and Aakarshit Gomel (41) stitched a 67-run opening stand to help Tigers seal the early momentum in 148-run chase.Arjun Tendulkar, who was promoted to bat at No. 3, shone with the bat as well as the teenager hit 23 from 19 balls. Arjun also hit a huge six over long-on when he took on left-arm spinner Vinayak Bhoir.The Little Master unleashes himself! ?????? Arjun Tendulkar sends one sailing into the crowd ????#EkdumMumbai pic.twitter.com/hmlfzorAoDT20 Mumbai (@T20Mumbai) May 14, 2019Arjun Tendulkar was the costliest buy at the Mumbai T20 League auction held last week in Mumbai. The 19-year-old all-rounder was bought for Rs 5 Lakh by Aakash Tigers.Arjun Tendulkar’s side will next play Eagle Thane Strikers on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium.Brief Scores: Triumph Knights 147/6 (Surya Kumar Yadav 90 not out, A Lad 2-12, Arjun Tendulkar 1-21) lost to Aakash Tigers 148/5 (Aakarshit Gomel 41, Kaustubh Pawar 34; K Sawant 2/30) by five wickets.Also Read | 3rd ODI: Bairstow hits hundred as England chase down 359 runs in 45 overs vs PakistanAlso Read | Don’t compare Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy with that of Team India: Sourav GangulyAlso See:last_img read more

James Washington has Gained 32 Pounds at OSU

first_imgFreshman 15? Nah, James Washington takes your freshman 15, and raises you a junior 32.Of the insane amount of hilarious and interesting content that came from Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, was lost that James Washington has gained 32 pounds – from 180 to 212 – during his time at Oklahoma State.composite_14690402034039He’s only going into his junior season, and granted — the transformation won’t be as dramatic at wide receiver as we would see in someone like Emmanuel Ogbah. But still, for a receiver to gain 32 pounds and still not lose a step is a pretty significant deal — and another win for the people’s champ, Robert Glass.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Deepika Padukone wants to spend time with Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia to prepare for her role in 83

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 10, 2019UPDATED: June 10, 2019 12:45 IST Kapil Dev, Romi Bhatia and Deepika Padukone.After playing a couple on screen in the 2013 film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, husband-wife duo Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will once again treat their fans with their on-screen chemistry in their upcoming film 83. Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil Dev in 83 and Deepika Padukone is set to play Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in the film.Like Ranveer, who practiced with Kapil Dev and spent 10 days at his house in Delhi to get into the skin of the character, Deepika too will spend some time with Romi to understand her point of view.Like Kapil Dev, Deepika’s father, Prakash Padukone, former Indian badminton player, is also one of the renowned faces of the sports fraternity and the actress’s family share a good relationship with Kapil Dev and his family. Therefore, Deepika has known Kapil and Romi for many years.Talking to Bombay Times, Deepika said, “There isn’t a lot of material available on her. I have met her a few times, including our wedding reception, and I have interacted with her socially over the years. I am also referring to whatever material the director’s team has sent across to me. My parents have known their family for many years. So, I feel I know her and hope that she is proud and happy with the film. I intend to connect and spend some time with her before I start filming to be able to understand her perspective better.”advertisementDeepika and Ranveer were last seen together in 2018 film Padmaavat. Though they were not paired romantically in the film, they both made a mark with their respective performances in the film.Talking about if they take inspiration from each other, Deepika said, “Yes, I think so. We have worked in three films together, and they have all been successful. Individually, we are strong and different personalities, and when put together, we know how to feed off each other’s energy and that’s the beauty of it. I think Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela was a classic example of that. It’s exciting and challenging at the same time.”Apart from starring 83, Deepika will also star in Chhapaak, a film based on the life of acid attack survivour Laxmi Agarwal, and is also producing the film.Talking about taking up unconventional subjects, Deepika told the daily, “I will always be true and authentic with my choices. Earlier, it would be my choices just as an actor, today I have an opportunity to extend that scope into production, as well. The films I do, as an actor, producer, or both, are an extension of my personality and who I am.”83 will mark Ranveer and Deepika’s fourth film together. The couple first shared screen space in Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela, after that they were seen in Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. Interestingly, all the three films have been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.In an earlier interview, when Ranveer was asked about his reaction on being offered the role of Kapil Dev, he said, “I was born at the time when cricket was big time. When Kabir Sahab (director Kabir Khan) had come to me and said that there will be a film on 83, I was like finally. And when he was narrating it to me, I was like woooh. It is not a story just about cricket but a human story.”The film 83 essays Kapil’s captaincy in leading the Indian cricket team to defeat the West Indies in the World Cup final in 1983. The film is directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Reliance Entertainment.Also Read | Deepika Padukone on playing Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83: This isn’t coming from a personal equationALSO READ | Will Deepika Padukone play Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83?ALSO READ | Kapil Dev on Ranveer Singh’s 83: India was not ready to make sports films 20 years agoALSO READ | 83: Ranveer Singh to live with Kapil Dev in Delhi for 10 daysALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019Get 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 byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Ranveer SinghFollow Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukone wants to spend time with Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia to prepare for her role in 83Deepika Padukone is all set to play Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in 83. Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil Dev in the film,advertisementlast_img read more

Japan Open 2019: Sai Praneeth ousted after semi-final defeat to Kento Momota

first_img Next Akshay Ramesh New DelhiJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 09:52 IST Sai Praneeth lost to Kento Momota in straight games on Saturday (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSSai Praneeth lost to Kento Momota 18-21, 12-21 in the semi-finalPraneeth’s fine run in Tokyo ended with a 1-sided defeatMomota will be bidding to defend the Japan Open title in Sunday’s finalWorld No. 23 Sai Praneeth’s impressive run at Japan Open 2019 came to end in the semi-final on Saturday as he was outclassed by top seed Kento Momota. Praneeth was beaten 18-21, 12-21 in just 45 minutes in the one-sided men’s singles last-four match in Tokyo.Sai Praneeth showed signs of return to form as he reached the semi-final without dropping a game. The Indian shuttler had beaten the likes of Kenta Nishimoto, Kanta Tsuneyama and Tommy Sugiarto in the Super 750 tournament but the test against World No. 1 Momota was always going to be difficult.Defending champion Momota started the match well with a 11-6 lead in the first mid-game interval of the match but Sai pulled things back with 5 straight points. Momota though never let Sai slip away as he kept the pressure on his Indian opponent with a fine display of defensive skills.Sai Praneeth took a 3-point lead at 9-6 in the second game but Momota went into the mid-game break with a 2-point lead even as errors crept into the Indian shuttler’s game. Momota had 8 match points in the end and he converted his first to reach the final.Notably, Kento Momota, arguably the best men’s singles player in the badminton circuit at the moment, has reached his 2nd successive final. Momota had beaten the likes of Lin Dan and Viktor Axelsen before winning the Japan Open title last year.Barring the run to Swiss Open final in March, Sai Praneeth had been struggling for consistency in the ongoing season. However, the former Singapore Open champion would have gained confidence from his run at the Super 750 tournament. Praneeth, in fact, had become the only Indian to reach the semi-final of Japan Open when he defeated Tommy Sugiarto in Friday’s quarter-final.advertisementIndia’s challenge has ended with Sai Praneeth’s exit in Tokyo. Earlier on Friday, PV Sindhu suffered her second straight loss to local hope Akane Yamaguchi. Sindhu, who had lost to Yamaguchi in the final of last week’s Indonesia Open, was beaten in straight games by the Japanese star.On the other hand, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty went down in straight games to 2nd seed and local favourites Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda in the men’s singles quarter-final.Having had some impressive runs in Jakarta and Tokyo, India shuttlers will next be in action at next week’s Thailand Open Super 500 tournament in Bangkok.Also Read | Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu’s campaign ends with quarter-final loss to Akane YamaguchiAlso See:For 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 Sai PraneethFollow Kento MomotaFollow Japan Open 2019Follow PV Sindhu Japan Open 2019: Sai Praneeth ousted after semi-final defeat to Kento MomotaIndia shuttler Sai Praneeth was outclassed in a one-sided men’s singles semi-final by World No. 1 Kento Momota on Saturday. Momota reached his 2nd successive Japan Open final after the dominant win in Tokyo.advertisementlast_img read more

Patagonia Provisions Makes Food (and Beer) That’s Good for You and the Planet

first_img Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations REI’s Gear Rental Program Will Change How You Experience the Outdoors Patagonia is well known for keeping you warm, dry, and sheltered in the great outdoors, but they also keep you fed. Patagonia Provisions offers everything from cereals to snacks to beer all while helping the Earth.To get out and enjoy nature, something Patagonia is obviously all in favor of, we need to eat. Well, frankly, we need to eat to do anything, so it’s important that our agricultural practices are sustainable and good for the planet if we want to keep the gig going. Unfortunately, that’s not the case– modern agriculture is one of the major factors contributing to climate change. We use techniques that reduce biodiversity, we destroy healthy soil, and pollute the air. Government subsidies have made certain crops into cheap, unhealthy food, while fresh fruits and vegetables are often economically out of reach. Certain fish are fished to dire levels while other, perfectly delicious fish, are ignored because of lack of PR. Patagonia decided to do something about this. Put simply, they want to make food that’s good for people and the Earth.Patagonia Provisions has partnered with innovative farmers, fishermen, ranchers, and manufacturers to create nourishing, delicious food you could eat on the trail or the office while effecting concrete change in agricultural practices and the planet’s overall health.Reefnet FishingTake, for example, salmon. People love the stuff. Sockeye and Chinook are some of the most famous and desired and the fish are paying the price— they’re in peril from bad practices and pollution. Farm-raised salmon isn’t a fantastic alternative– they are given artificial coloring to give the gray-whitish flesh that patented pink color that would come from a natural diet of pink things, like shrimp. Patagonia and its partners think outside the box, opting to use Wild Pink Salmon, a scrumptious and abundant species. Lummi Island Wild and the Wild Fish Conservancy work with Patagonia Provisions to ethically source Wild Pink Salmon just off the Washington shore, using reef nets, a long standing tradition in the area, which drastically reduces by-catch mortality– the fish and creatures they didn’t intend to grab– and requires much less fuel. They anchor just offshore without needing to run their engines and use solar power for their equipment. Wild Pink Salmon is a lesser known fish with a subtle flavor, ideal for any dish: Patagonia Provisions gives it a little pop of pepper and lemon that’s ready to eat out of the pouch or feel free to heat it up. With Patagonia Provisions’ salmon, you’ll feel good about it and because of it.Bison of the Cheyenne River Ranch, South DakotaThe company also offers buffalo jerky from buffaloes that get to roam the range: all that hoofin’ and grazing and defecating keep the Great Plains great. Patagonia also offers cereals made with 100 percent whole grains and fruit; including ancient grains mixed with kale and mushrooms; black bean soup; red bean chili– all with the convenience of fast food but with the nutrition and incredible taste of high-end health foods. Hell, they’ve even got a treasure trove of recipes that include things like pancakes! We have been using ours on a daily basis for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you aren’t planning a camping trip, think of these packages as a replacement for canned food in the cupboard. And much healthier for you too.Long Root AleDon’t think we’ve forgotten about the beer! Patagonia Provisions and Hopworks Urban Brewery created Long Root Ale, which is a delicious pale ale made from Kernza, a very long-rooted grain. Kernza has been developed by The Land Institute, which is solving a lot of our problems. Kernza is incredibly self-sufficient: it’s a perennial, we don’t have to till its soil (tilling kicks up a huge amount of carbon released into the atmosphere), it’s got insanely long roots, which make it good at using rainfall, and helps soil stay healthy so we don’t need to rely on crazy pesticides and chemical fertilizers. This is some powerful beer. In addition to the mighty Kernza grain, Long Root Ale uses organic barley, organic yeast, organic (sensing a theme here?) Chinook, Mosaic, and Crystal hops. Thanks to Patagonia, you can now drink beer and save the earth!Patagonia Provisions’ food isn’t just about providing you with healthy, delicious food that’s easy to take on a camping trip. It’s about paving the way to sustainable, eco-friendly agricultural practices that will combat climate change and benefit us all, foot, feather, or fin. What you buy sends a powerful message to producers, so here’s a win-win: Eat incredibly well and drive positive change. Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags last_img read more

Action Taken to Abolish Whipping

first_imgGovernment has taken steps to abolish whipping as a penalty for certain criminal offences, with the tabling of several legislations in the Senate, on November 16. The Bills, which were tabled by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, will support Jamaica’s adherence to modern trends in human rights jurisprudence in relation to corporal punishment. To this end, the Larceny (Amendment) Act 2012; the Law Reform (Flogging and Whipping) (Abolition) Act, 2012 and the Obeah (Amendment) Act 2012 were tabled. All three Bills, when passed, will repeal the Crime Prevention Act and the Flogging Regulation Act. Cabinet gave approval for the tabling of the legislations to abolish the judicial imposition of corporal punishment in the form of flogging and whipping. This move will support the Government’s commitment against torture and international protocols against human rights violation.last_img read more

AGD Hosting Government Pensionsers’ Forum on Nov. 30

first_imgGovernment of Jamaica pensioners are invited to the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) Pensioners Information Forum at the agency’s offices, 2-4 Church Street, downtown Kingston, on Friday, November 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Pensioners will be able to get information on new and improved health benefits and estate planning. They will also benefit from free health checks.The AGD’s Communication and Customer Relations Director, Tanisha Weir Grant, told JIS News that the forum will enable pensioners to speak with representatives of several government agencies, who will be on location, about pension-related matters.They include officers of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ); and the AGD.Mrs. Weir Grant said attendees will also be able to learn more about alternative methods for their pensioners’ verification as well as get information about easier ways to contact the AGD.She implores all government pensioners to make an effort to attend, as there will be many prizes and surprises, while adding that the event will be aired live on the Nationwide News Network.For further information, persons may call the AGD at 922-8320-7, forward an email to info@treasury.gov.jm, or send a WhatsApp message on 876-818-6583.last_img read more

WADA suspends Indias National Dope Testing Laboratory Ministry says will appeal

first_imgNew Delhi: The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended the accreditation of India’s National Dope Testing Laboratory for six months in a massive blow to the country’s anti-doping programme, prompting a surprised Sports Ministry to brace up for an appeal. The lab, which got WADA accreditation in 2008, is no longer authorised to carry out testing of the samples as the suspension is effective from August 20. The development is a huge setback for India with less than a year left for the Tokyo Olympics. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) can still collect samples (blood and urine) but will have to get them tested by a WADA-accredited laboratory outside India. “This suspension has been imposed due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) as identified during a WADA site visit,” WADA stated in a media release. “The suspension prohibits the NDTL from carrying out any anti-doping activities, including all analyses of urine and blood samples,” it added. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSports Minister Kiren Rijiju said his ministry will appeal against the WADA decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland. “There were some issues in the past. After taking over as sports minister, I have taken cognizance of those issues and a course correction has been initiated. It is disheartening that despite these efforts, WADA has taken this stance,” Rijuji said in a statement. “We will appeal against this ban (at the CAS in Lausanne) and the process of appeal is already underway,” he added. The WADA investigation found that the sample analysis methods of the NDTL were not upto the mark. The NDTL can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne in the next 21 days. Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya said the move was surprising and could be a result of “business interests”. “We have addressed all concerns raised by a WADA team during its last inspection in September 2018. So, the suspension came as a surprise to us,” Julaniya said. “There is a huge business interest involved in this decision because the cost of testing in our laboratory is much cheaper than other countries,” he added. The cost of testing is now expected to shoot up and it is feared that sample collection will come down drastically because of this, casting a shadow on India’s anti-doping programme. “NDTL is separate from NADA, we do not come into the picture when it comes to testing. We only collect samples,” NADA Director General Navin Agarwal said when contacted.last_img read more

BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party Supports Charity

first_imgThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) celebrated the 2015 Awards Season with their annual Tea Party on Saturday, January 10, 2015.Keira Knightley and Eddie Redmayne at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyThe BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party is one of the most prestigious events in the annual awards calendar, celebrating excellence in the craft, and wishing the best of luck to all nominees for the awards season ahead.Anna Kendrick at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyCredit/Copyright: Slate PRAwards Season Nominees along with leading executives, celebrities and BAFTA members enjoyed traditionally British tea and scones, and cocktails in the uniquely relaxed surroundings of a British Tea Party.Rosamund Pike at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyAmong the stars who attended were Graham Annable (The Boxtrolls), Gillian Anderson, Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Caitriona Balfre (Outlander), Stephen Beresford (Pride), Cressida Bonas, Adrien Brody, Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Henry Cavill, Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Roy Conli (Big Hero 6), Dominic Cooper, James Corden (Into The Woods), Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant), Karen David (Galavant), Cara Delevingne, Alexandre Desplat, Jamie Dornan, Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder), James Faulkner (Downton Abbey), Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), David Ferguson, Freddie Fox, Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Nicolas Giacobone (Birdman), Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Joanna Going (House of Cards), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Jared Harris (The Boxtrolls), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Sam Heugen (Outlander), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Jeremy Irvine, Mallory Jansen (Galavant), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Anna Kendrick (Into The Woods), Travis Knight (The Boxtrolls), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey/Imitation Game), Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), David Livingstone (Pride), Nigel Lythgoe, Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), James Marsh (Theory of Everything), Niecy Nash (Getting On), Gareth Neame (Downton Abbey), James Nesbitt (The Hobbit), Frances O’Connor, Hannah New (Black Sails), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Ben Robson (Vikings), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Rene Russo, Andrea Suarez Paz (Stand Clear of the Closing Doors), Miles Teller (Whiplash), Allison Tollman (Fargo), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Dominic West (The Affair), and more.As well as honoring the year’s nominees and winners, the Tea Party also raises awareness of BAFTA Los Angeles’ wider work including its award-winning Community Outreach and Philanthropic programs that operate year-round, including the Heritage Archive and Inner City Cinema programs.The BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party was presented by Jaguar and Mulberry. Event sponsors included Four Season Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, American Airlines and The Wiston Estate.last_img read more

PRRD hires interim Fire Chief in Charlie Lake

first_imgHe’ll be taking over from Dale Widsten, whose last day as the fire department’s Chief is this Thursday.Widsten was announced as the Charlie Lake Fire Department’s new Chief at the end of June, after the departure of former Fire Chief Dan Ross.However, Widsten’s tenure lasted less than two months, after he accepted a position as the new District Fire Chief for the County of Grande Prairie, overseeing four fire departments in Sexsmith, Bezanson, LaGlace, and Teepee Creek.The PRRD says that McPhillips will support the Charlie Lake Fire Department with the daily operations until a new Fire Chief and Deputy Chief are in place. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has hired someone to lead the Charlie Lake Fire Department on an interim basis.The PRRD announced yesterday that Patrick McPhillips has joined the Charlie Lake Fire Department as Interim Fire Chief.McPhillips had a 35-year career with Coquitlam Fire/Rescue where he served as a professional firefighter, Chief Training Officer and Assistant Chief of Operations.last_img read more

Finland has largest share of economy based on information technology – UN

15 February 2012Finland has the world’s largest portion of domestic economic activities related to information and communication technology, with almost a tenth of the European country’s non-agricultural business workforce employed in the ICT sector, according to United Nations data released today. Finland has the world’s largest portion of domestic economic activities related to information and communication technology, with almost a tenth of the European country’s non-agricultural business workforce employed in the ICT sector, according to United Nations data released today.The data, released by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, also shows that the ICT sector is still in its infancy in many developing economies.The UNCTAD database currently contains information on 57 economies. The lack of more comprehensive data can be seen as yet another illustration of the digital divide, the agency said in a press release.None of the countries classified as among the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) report statistics on the size of their ICT sectors, UNCTAD points out.Based on the latest available data, the proportion of ICT-sector employment in all business sectors ranges from less than two per cent in Azerbaijan, Croatia and Kazakhstan to more than eight per cent in Finland, Israel and Sweden.The ICT sector is playing a growing role in a number of developing countries, according to UNCTAD. In India, for example, the contribution of the ICT sector to gross domestic product (GDP) rose from 3.4 per cent in 2000-01 to 5.9 per cent in 2007-08.In Kenya, the sector has expanded annually by more than 20 per cent over the past decade and accounted for a staggering 24 per cent of the country’s GDP growth during that period.The ICT sector has an impact on governments, companies, individuals and society at large, creating jobs, spurring innovation and supporting the sustained use of ICTs in domestic economies, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency.Jobs in ICT have proved to be more productive than those in other sectors, according to UNCTAD.In the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), between 1995 and 2008, labour productivity grew faster in the ICT sector than in the rest of the business sector.The sector’s contribution to domestic economies is typically higher in terms of value added than in jobs. However, it employs relatively younger people with above-average levels of education, making it possible for them to have upward mobility, job security, and future training opportunities. read more

Two men sought for multiple break and enters in Milton

Anyone with information about this crime or who can identify the suspects are asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Brewster of the Milton Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2428. Halton police are looking for two men who are accused of breaking into a Milton building supply company on four different occasions.Police say a business on Holgate Crescent was broken into on June 23, June 24, July 1 and July 2 between 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.The thieves cut a hole in the chain link fence to gain entry and stole roofing underlay and other roofing materials. The first suspect is described as tall, thin, with black hair tied in a bun. He was wearing a black scarf over his face, a black t-shirt, black pants and black shoes with white soles. Police say a second man was involved but do not have a description. The suspects used two vehicles, a blue, 4-door Mazda 3 and a white Ford Econoline van during the break ins. read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 13 April 2012

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Podcast Nate Silver On The Power Of Elo

How can the 2007 Patriots be the best NFL team ever when they didn’t even win the Super Bowl? Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Sept. 22, 2015), Nate Silver joins for a special one-on-one discussion with Chadwick Matlin (Neil Paine and Kate Fagan are out of town). Nate and Chad talk about a Boston University report that raised an alarm about long-term brain injury in NFL players and what it says about sample size. Then, Nate offers a defense of Elo, the power rating we use at FiveThirtyEight to rank teams and athletes in nearly every sport. What is Elo? How does it work? Are the 2007 New England Patriots really the best NFL team of all time despite not winning the Super Bowl?And to close out the show, a Significant Digit on a new accomplishment by U.S. soccer midfielder Carli Lloyd.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Below is a video excerpt and links to some of what we discussed on the show:Concussion watch: ESPN’s list of injuries in the NFL.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University announced that 87 out of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains for testing after their deaths tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).The 2007 Patriots have the highest Elo rating of any team in the history of the NFL.Significant Digit: 5 x 5. Carli Lloyd’s hat trick in Sunday’s U.S. women’s national team win over Haiti makes her the fifth American with five international hat tricks. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

The Warriors Odds Of Going 739

As things stand coming out of the All-Star break, the Warriors will probably catch Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Bulls, which own the record of 72 wins, and are a little better than a coin flip to pass them.Last time we checked in on Golden State’s run to 73 was back in December, when the model gave the Warriors a 54 percent chance of getting at least 72 wins and a 44.1 percent chance of at least 73. A little more than two months later, the Warriors are 48-4 and those chances are 69.8 percent to hit 72 and an even 54 percent to reach 73. From where we sit, at least, the Warriors now appear likely to break the ’96 Bulls’ record. WINSSIMSCHANCE OF EXACTLY THIS MANY WINSCHANCE OF AT LEAST THIS MANY WINS 57880.299.9 593940.899.3 64530.199.9 72785715.769.8 68631712.631.2 591<0.1%100.0% 7112182.43.3 7028075.68.9 676341.398.9 6223724.794.0 64502210.082.2 611<0.1>99.9 75575411.520.9 582030.499.7 The Warriors are shooting 46.3 percent from three on “wide open” (defender more than 6 feet away) threes, best in the league. They also lead the league in “open” threes at 41 percent and “tight” coverage threes at 37.3 percent. They do fall to fourth in “very tight” threes (36.1 percent) but have taken only 36 of those all season. Curry’s 646 3-point attempts last season were more than those Miller and Bird seasons combined — and he’s on pace to demolish that number this year. 6321<0.1>99.9 7632076.49.3 782430.50.5 50,000 CARM-Elo simulations of the Spurs’ season with data through Feb. 18Before Thursday night’s loss, the Spurs’ chance for 70 wins was 19.4 percent. With the loss, it fell to 8.9 — still absurdly high, but well back of the Warriors.Andrew Flowers and Jay Boice contributed research. 723790.80.9 According to nbaminer.com, Curry has scored 10 straight points for his team 10 times, the most in the league (James Harden is second with nine); he’s scored 15 straight team points three times (Harden is second again, two) and 20 straight once (only Paul George has also done that this season). Curry has scored five straight unanswered points 55 times (Harden is second with 47, followed by George and Klay Thompson at 30).2Reggie Jackson is the only player to score 15 unanswered points this season. Only three players have done it since the 1996-7 season — Jackson this year, Jamal Crawford in 2013-14 and Brandon Jennings in 2012-13.Probably the most alarming thing about the Warriors this season is how thoroughly they are outpacing the Spurs, another omega-level team stalking around the league. Also according to nbaminer.com, the Warriors’ average first-quarter margin is +6.04. The Spurs are second at +2.98. The Spurs remain ahead of the Warriors on the overall marks, +12.7 to +12.5, but this difference is more than accounted for in the fourth quarter, where the Warriors are -0.12 and the Spurs are an NBA-best +2.56. The Warriors’ average margin per overtime period is +4.0, best in the league.And here’s the same display of possible records we generated for the Warriors above, but for the Spurs. 71599612.081.7 73855917.154.0 67710514.245.4 50,000 CARM-Elo simulations of the Warriors’ season with data through Feb. 18 5511<0.1100.0 74803116.136.9 542<0.1100.0 (While we’re digging out old charts, get a load of Draymond in these.) 73680.10.1 If the Warriors completely gave up the 3-pointer and shot none of them per game from this point forward, the Timberwolves, who take the fewest threes per game, would need 50 games to catch up in attempts and 83 games to catch up in makes, pulling even right around the 137th game of the season. Steph Curry is 11 for 24 on threes from 30 feet or more, according to nbawowy.com. Six of those shots (and one of the makes) were from beyond half court, meaning he’s 10 for 18 between 30 feet and the center line. (The rest of the Warriors are 1 for 14 from 30-plus.) Consider this a reminder that Ben Morris dug into Steph’s imperious shot selection in December. 7712242.52.9 651380.399.8 625<0.1>99.9 6925855.294.9 In order to match the best 3-point-percentage season of Reggie Miller’s career (42.9 percent), Steph Curry (45.4 percent from three on 10.8 per game) would have to miss 31 straight threes; to match Larry Bird’s best (42.7 percent) he’d need to miss 34 straight; to match LeBron’s mark this season (27.4 percent) he would have to miss 354 straight 3-point shots. 66715314.359.7 Oh, here’s a scatter plot of 3-point attempts vs. 3-point percentage since the 1979-80 season, the first year of the 3-pointer: 532<0.1100.0 This foolishness: The Warriors create 70.4 points per game through assists. The rest of the league has a fairly linear progression from the bottom on up — the Lakers are the worst, at 43.2, and the figure creeps up team by team until it stops with the Hawks, in second place, at 60.3. That isn’t adjusted for tempo (the Warriors play at the second-fastest pace in the league), but the Dubs are also comfortably in first in percentage of passes that are assists, are secondary assists or lead to free throws. 6114502.996.9 WINSSIMSCHANCE OF EXACTLY THIS MANY WINSCHANCE OF AT LEAST THIS MANY WINS 6335447.189.3 65622812.572.1 608091.698.5 56360.1100.0 7040088.089.8 Our colleagues at ESPN Stats & Info once again have a less optimistic outlook, today giving the Warriors a 37 percent chance of hitting 73 or more wins. The explanation for the difference in the two models is the same as it was in December, when we were also more bullish than our colleagues: We devised a different rating system, called CARM-Elo, which allows good (or bad) runs of play in the simulations to inform a team’s simulated strength through the rest of the simulated season. Basically, this means that it allows for extreme performance to be reflected in the results, and the Warriors are certainly extreme.Still, all of the back-and-forth over exactly how good the Warriors are is more than a little backward. Any serious debate over whether Golden State is an all-time team dried up months ago; all that’s left now is the dreary accounting of decimal points next to the team’s name. Screw that. NBA nerds slapfighting over some grandiose meaning of the Warriors is boring — it’s the spectacle that matters, the crossovers and no-looks and nonsense transition threes, and how those feats of skill translate to the stat sheet. That in mind, here’s a bunch of Warriors facts aimed at appreciating the wild mess they’re accomplishing this season, rather than simply measuring it.The Warriors would have to miss their next 545 3-pointers to bring their team mark of 42.4 percent down to the level of the league-worst Lakers, at 31.5 percent. 6813682.797.7 663140.699.6 521<0.1%100.0% 601<0.1>99.9 6947919.618.5 Remember that two-month stretch in the summer of 2009 when Steph Curry might have gone to the Knicks, before Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni went around telling anyone who would stand still long enough to hear it exactly why Curry would be a superstar? And remember how disappointing it was, then, when Curry landed on a Warriors team that didn’t use him at all in the way fans dreamed he might be used by the Pringles ‘stache? Well, Curry found his way into the seven-seconds-or-less offense anyway. By NBA.com’s count (which can lag a game or two behind), the Warriors have taken 299 threes in the first seven seconds of the shot clock and made 48.5 percent of them. The next closest by percentage is Indiana, at 42.5 on 167 attempts; Houston, first in attempts with 301 (in four more games than Golden State) has made 38.9 percent of its own; and the Thunder have found a way to make just 31.6 percent on 171 attempts. On all field goals in the seven-seconds-or-less window,1NBA.com doesn’t have free-throw data for these, for some reason. the Warriors have a 68 percent effective field-goal percentage — the next closest is the Cavs, at 63.4 percent. The Knicks, meanwhile, are last in the league at 51.4 percent. read more