The nation erupted in joy and firecrackers were burst in the nook and corner of every street when India beat their arch rival Pakistan in the high-octane Champions Trophy match on Sunday.India displayed a clinical performance and out-classed their opponents at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.An elated fan said, “During the month of Ramadan, the God has blessed us Indian Muslims this victory. This is a proud moment for us. We defeated our enemy.”Another fan remarked that the Sunday night win would help boost the morale of the soldiers at the border.”Winning the match against Pakistan in such a tensed situation will boost the confidence of our Armed Forces at the border,” he said.”I am happy that India fought against Pakistan in cricket and won. I congratulate everyone for this win,” another fan said.The defending champions beat the Men in Green by 124 runs through Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) in the one-sided match.Chasing a revised target of 289 runs in 41 overs, Pakistan were bundled out for 164 runs with Wahab Riaz not coming to bat because of an injury he sustained during India’s innings.Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India as he finished with the figures of three for 30 while Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya took two wickets each.Yuvraj was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for his brilliant batting performance.The Kohli-led side will now lock horns against Sri Lanka at the Kennington Oval in London on June 8.
TweetPinShare0 Shares MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it is exploring the legal options for a possible ban of the entire Russian team from next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a result of the country’s repeated doping scandals. Russia finished fourth in the gold medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and third in the overall medal table. Its absence in Rio would shake up both tables. Here are five Russian stars who could miss out:Aliya MustafinaShe led the Russian gymnastics team which narrowly failed to beat the U.S. to gold in the women’s all-around in 2012 and also won individual gold in the uneven bars. While Mustafina has been plagued by injuries since, she bounced back with two European championship gold medals last month. Russia has arguably the world’s richest tradition of excellence in gymnastics, and if its athletes aren’t in Rio, the U.S. and China will benefit in the medal table.Yulia EfimovaOne of the world’s top breaststroke sprinters, Efimova spearheads the Russian swim team for Rio despite previous brushes with the anti-doping authorities. She bounced back from a drug ban to win 100-meter gold at last year’s world championships in a fiercely competitive race with her longtime rival, Lithuanian teenager Ruta Meilutyte, who would become the hot favorite for gold if Efimova is forced to miss Rio. Efimova missed four months this season after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium but was given a reprieve and won the 200 at her comeback meet in Los Angeles on Sunday.Yelena IsinbayevaThe world record holder in the pole vault and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Isinbayeva would compete at her fifth games in Rio, but she faces extra obstacles to get there. Russia’s track and field team is already banned from the games due to widespread doping, and Isinbayeva’s hopes rest on a successful appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She represented Russia’s athletes at a crucial CAS hearing on Tuesday in Switzerland and even posted a selfie online from inside the closed session. Her absence in Rio would help Brazilian, Greek and U.S. athletes, among others.Nataliya IshchenkoWith three Olympic and 19 world championship gold medals to her name, Ishchenko typifies Russia’s total domination of synchronized swimming — it’s won every Olympic event this century. If no Russians compete in Rio, China and Spain would fight for the two gold medals on offer. Russia is similarly dominant in another female-only Olympic sport, rhythmic gymnastics, where former Soviet nations Ukraine and Belarus usually compete for the silver behind Russia’s winners.Maxim MikhailovTop scorer when Russia won the men’s volleyball competition at London 2012, Mikhailov would be a formidable opponent in Rio. Host nation Brazil had to settle for silver four years ago but is fired up for a gold medal in front of its home crowd. The absence of the Russian team would make that mission significantly easier.
Later this week, Xiaomi will be announcing the Mi Mix 3 flagship smartphone. The phone has been heavily teased by the company ahead of its October 25 launch, revealing a lot of key features regarding the design and specs. One feature that hasn’t been revealed is the nature of the fingerprint sensor. Rumours so far have suggested an in-display fingerprint sensor in tow, but we now have a new leaked image that suggests the device will get a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor instead.The latest image of the alleged Mi Mix 3 was posted on Weibo and gives us a pretty good look at the rear panel. If the image is true, then the Mi Mix 3 will sport a fingerprint sensor on the back much like its predecessor. This seemingly rules out an in-display fingerprint sensor for now. Additionally, the image also seems to confirm dual rear cameras, which keeps in line with past reports. This means the Mi Mix 3 will sport a total of four camera – two on the front and two on the back.The image further shows us a glass or ceramic rear panel with two colour option – Black and Blue. Xiaomi has separately teased a special edition version of the Mi Mix 3 that will be offered in a ceramic white colour as a collaboration with the British Museum. The flagship may support wireless charging, but nothing is confirmed as of now.Apart from the latest set of reports, what we know about the Mi Mix 3 is that the device will be the world’s first smartphone to come with 10GB of RAM. It will also be one of the first smartphones to support 5G connectivity. The upcoming flagship will get 25-megapixel dual camera setup on the front and will likely be powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Rumours suggest the handset will get a dedicated Xiao AI button much like the Bixby button on some Samsung Galaxy phones.advertisementConsidering the Mi Mix 2 was launched in India, we assume the successor will be coming to the country as well. As for the pricing, reports say that the Mi Mix 3 will start at CNY 3799 which comes to around Rs 40,000 in India.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 launch on October 25: Snapdragon 845, 10GB RAM and everything else we know so far
Real Madrid Zidane would have been sacked if Madrid lost Champions League final – Capello Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 23:25 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Getty Images Real Madrid Primera División UEFA Champions League Zinédine Zidane The Italian, who coached Real Madrid twice, says the Blancos would have been sacked if they had lost out to Liverpool Zinedine Zidane would have been fired by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had Los Blancos failed to beat Liverpool in the Champions League final, according to the club’s former coach Fabio Capello.Zidane announced his departure at a news conference on Thursday, just five days after leading Madrid to a third Champions League title in his third season in charge.Perez appeared bereft when he appeared next to Zidane in front of the media, but Capello believes Madrid’s president would have replaced Zidane had his side lost in Kiev. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Madrid youth coach Guti, a team-mate of Zidane’s, is among the reported frontrunners for the post and Capello believes the former Spain international could be Perez’s pick.”Zidane wanted to make his own choice, before someone else would have been chosen in his place,” Capello said to Sky Italia.”If Real Madrid lost in Kiev, Perez would have definitely fired him.”Perez may now appoint Guti: it would be his own decision, he wants to show he can do radical choices as he did three years ago with Zidane.”As a player and coach you decided to say goodbye at the top. Thank you for two and a half incredible years. Your legacy will never be erased, one of the most successful chapters in the history of our beloved @realmadrid pic.twitter.com/dO6bw74aA3— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 31, 2018While Zidane shocked the football world with his announcement, Madrid’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo has told reporters he is considering his future at the club.Capello believes the Portugal international could be keen on a return to Manchester United and touted Bayern Munich’s wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski as a possible Ronaldo replacement.That is, however, an issue for another day, with the Blancos currently focused on finding a new boss.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley was reportedly detained by police in Los Angeles after an incident at a hotel. According to a report from TMZ, McKinley is currently undergoing a mental evaluation following the alleged incident on Tuesday afternoon.Details of the alleged incident remain suspect, but TMZ reported McKinley was with a friend when “something happened” and the friend became worried about the former college football star’s well-being.Here’s more from the report:McKinley was with a friend at a high-end hotel around noon when something happened and the friend became concerned about McKinley’s well-being. We’re told the friend called police for help.We’re told cops spoke with McKinley who agreed it was in his best interest to get help — and he cooperated and left with police. We’re told McKinley was NOT arrested or booked for any crime.McKinley was a first-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 NFL draft where he famously brought a framed photo of his grandmother on stage.We’re have more when details become available.[TMZ]
Since the last 18 months, Virat Kohli’s men have reigned in unfamiliar conditions and established themselves as one of the favourites leading to the 2019 World Cup. With the mega cricket extravaganza around the corner, India has been shuffling a group of players to extract the best combination for its World Cup squad. Australia’s tour of India started on an unexpected note with the visitors whitewashing the hosts in T20Is. Seeking redemption, India started the ODI series on a high – thrashing the Aussies by six wickets. Australia though came back strong in the next game; but, despite Stoinis’s heroics, they fell short by eight runs. Since then, Australia went on to trample India, handing the hosts a 3-2 defeat. With this, India became the first team to lose a series twice, despite winning the first two games. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenThere were a few questions for which India desperately needed answers. Rishabh Pant was given an extended run to confirm India’s second choice wicketkeeper, with Dhoni being rested now and then. But Pant failed to impress both with the bat and behind the stumps. This makes Dinesh Karthik the favourable option, given his experience and newly developed ability to finish crunch games. The number four conundrum remains the utmost concern for Team India. It is likely that India might carry both KL Rahul and Rayudu for an extra batting option. Rahul can bat at 3 and Kohli can push himself down to four with Rohit and Dhawan at the top. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryA settled middle order has been another headache. India has tried various players at different positions, but the absence of Hardik Pandya has hurt the team in its recent loss. His ability to up the ante towards the latter stages and pick up wickets occasionally has remained unmatched. His fielding skills further make him an enviable asset for the team. India did have Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja as all-rounders during Australia’s visit. The former made his mark and has looked solid with his batting temperament whereas Jadeja has done no good to his all-rounder tag. In vital situations, he missed out on scoring runs lower down the order although he was decent with the ball. Pandya and Shankar remain more likely to board the England-bound flight. Another possible candidate for the flight is Kedhar Yadav. He has lived up to every opportunity and his unorthodox bowling makes him a desirable option. After decades, Indian bowling looks settled. While Jasprit Bumrah prove his mettle as the best death-overs bowler, Bhuvaneshwar also appears at his very best when swinging the ball both ways. Mohammad Shami has made his mark as the third seaming option and if the situation demands, India now can go with an all-pace attack – with Umesh Yadav as the fourth option and Pandya and Shankar filling the remaining overs. The team will also like to carry its spinning twins, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal – to stall the opponent’s run flow in the middle phases. The series is lost, but India seems to have sorted many hovering questions. With the Indian Premier League starting later this month, it will be important for the management to keep a track of key players, who must be at their best fitness before travelling for the marque tournament – the World Cup!
The Sri Lankan Government has noted with concern the reported nuclear test recently conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).A Foreign Ministry statement said that Sri Lanka joins the international community in urging North Korea to refrain from taking any action that would adversely impact on the peace and stability of the region. (Colombo Gazette)
A new board of directors has been appointed to Sri Lanka’s national airline, SriLankan Airlines.Ranjith Fernando has been appointed as the Chairman of SriLankan Airlines while Mano Thittawella, Susantha Katugampala, Dr. Roshan Perera, and Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathi have been appointed as the new Directors. (Colombo Gazette)
Online voting is increasingly becoming an important part of the democratic process, but a Brock University professor says more should be done to standardize the practice across the country.Assistant Professor of Political Science Nicole Goodman co-authored a piece in The Conversation Monday with Western University Computer Science Assistant Professor Aleksander Essex. In light of Ontario’s difficulties with online voting in the recent municipal elections, the two are calling on the federal government to develop online voting standards.“While the Ontario election should not prompt a call to remove municipal autonomy over elections, an opportunity has presented itself to have a wider discussion about devising a Canadian version of guidelines for online voting implementation,” they wrote.Goodman says online voting is crucial for those living in rural and remote areas and those living outside of their community.“As our society lives online more, it may be that voting online is increasingly important for retaining current voters,” she says.But in last month’s municipal elections in Ontario, there were significant delays for voters in 51 of the 194 municipalities that had online voting as an option.Goodman and Essex are proposing guidelines similar to those found in the U.S. and Europe which would provide voluntary standards on technical, operational and legal aspects of online voting.“If the Ontario election glitches don’t underscore the pressing need and importance of such a resource, growth in online voting should,” they wrote, pointing out that online voting has grown from being offered in three per cent of municipalities to 44 per cent in the past 15 years.The guidelines being recommended would be applicable to all elections and votes and would boost technical knowledge in municipalities and Indigenous communities across Canada.
Europeans were better than Africans in the Junior World Championship semifinals. Denmark was clearly better in the match agains the biggest tournament’s surprise, Tunisia 35:21 (20:13), while match between Germany and Egypt 25:24 (14:11) was very interesting, decided in the last minutes.Heuberger’s boys will have a chance to repeat success of their older compatriots from the generation 1988 and win gold medal. On the other side, Denmark wants to repeat the great sucess from the last year European champioship in Slovakia, when Scandinavians beat Portugal in the Final.Placement 5. -16.5. Spain6. France7. Sweden8. Slovenia9. Portugal10. Norway11. Brasil12. Iran13. Russia14. Algeria15. Qatar16. GreecePHOTO: UROŠ HOČEVAR (IHF) ← Previous Story Ratko Nikolic refused Vardar – Vujovic wants Shevelev Next Story → Ivano Balic: “In a few years, SEHA second behind Bundesliga”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Τhe Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria will commemorate the Greek National Day, Sunday March 28, 2010, with the traditional March at the majestic Shrine of Remembrance. The Commemoration will commence at 12.00 p.m. with the march of Community Schools and Organizations at the Shrine and will conclude at 1.00 p.m. The program for the day is as follows: 1.00.a.m. Participants converge and take their designated positions on Tom’s Block alongside the service lane of St. Kilda Rd. alongside Linlithgow Av. and Anzac Av.11.30 a.m. Participants form in groups along the service lane.11.45 a.m. Groups move to the steps leading to the Forecourt of the Shrine.11.50 a.m. Officials take their positions at the steps leading to Shrine. 12.00 p.m. Parade commences. 12.45. p.m. Service at the Eternal Flame. 13.00 p.m. Parade concludes.The General Secretary of the Organising Committee, Kostas Nikolopoulos, told NKEE that this year’s commemoration will commence at noon to enable the attendants to disperse before the city becomes swamped by Grand Prix goers.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Premier salutes FortisTCI on round the clock work to restore electricity and visits 14 resorts after June 4 black out Related Items:crude oil, FORTIStci, gas prices, malike cummings, OPEC Editorial: Listen to your Mama Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Jan 2015 -Significant price differences in the cost of fuel at our gas stations are raising concern in The Turks and Caicos; some fuel pumps are offering gas by the gallon for pennies under six dollars; while others are well over that six dollar price; one writer put a figure at $6.21. The writer adding in that letter to Magnetic Media, that the gap between the US price for fuel and the local price seems way too wide. The big buzz is how radically reduced costs are for oil by the barrel; falling to 2009 figures due to OPEC charges, over-supply and low demand globally. Crude oil prices are reported between $48 and $50 today; and those big dips will fall even further. We called Energy Commissioner of the TCI, Malike Cummings about the disparity; he again told us there is still no legislation to control what service stations do with their pricing at the pumps but that the upcoming budget year may see that changed. “As related to the gas stations, we do not have the legislation in placed to actually regulate prices. So that has been a challenge but we are looking forward to having those regulations in place.” The motoring public is therefore at the mercy of the conscience of the gas station owners. Mr. Cummings explained that he has met with some fuel station owners where there has been little to no movement in the cost per gallon of gas only to be told the shipment of the fuel here is why the change is slight. “There is a lag between the price you see at the world crude oil prices, and the price you will see here because that’s crude oil, it has to be refined so there is a supply chain and logistics and time lag we have to cater for. So typically we are about a few months behind what you will see in the US.” Later we focus on Mr. Cummings remarks’ about the changes in costs by Fortis TCI, the nation’s power supplier. FortisTCI ready for the building boom and consumer demand for electricity; plans in place and new ones coming says CEO
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands- November 14, 2017 – A grim outlook for reconstruction of Government buildings was laid bare to those attending a Government public meeting on Monday. The Ministers of Finance and Infrastructure, both reported that it will take millions to get critical government buildings and offices restored across the country.The good news from the Education Minister is that all of the children within the Providenciales government school system are now back in classes. The not so good news from the Infrastructure Minister, that some of the government schools will not be able to be rebuilt or refurbished within this fiscal year.Minister Karen Malcolm said of the 15 public schools, 11 were damaged by Hurricane Irma. Minister Goldray Ewing said the bill so far for reconstruction at the schools is at $6m.“It’s gonna take a pretty penny to get back to where we were,” said Minister Ewing whose office is tasked with overseeing the massive construction job.Both Ministers were among those presenting updates in the aftermath of the September storms to a scant audience at the Graceway Sports Center.The public meeting was in keeping with the PDM Administration’s promise to hold quarterly town meetings across the islands, Providenciales was the final stop during this series. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
WASHINGTON — Worldwide levels of the chief greenhouse gas that causes global warming have hit a milestone, reaching an amount never before encountered by humans, federal scientists said Friday.Carbon dioxide was measured at 400 parts per million at the oldest monitoring station in Hawaii which sets the global benchmark. The last time the worldwide carbon level was probably that high was about 2 million years ago, said Pieter Tans of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That was during the Pleistocene Era. “It was much warmer than it is today,” Tans said. “There were forests in Greenland. Sea level was higher, between 10 and 20 meters (33 to 66 feet).”Other scientists say it may have been 10 million years ago that Earth last encountered this level of carbon dioxide. The measurement was recorded Thursday. The number 400 has been anticipated by climate scientists and environmental activists for years as a notable indicator, in part because it’s a round number — not because any changes in man-made global warming happen by reaching it.When measurements of this chief greenhouse gas were first taken in 1958, carbon dioxide was measured at 315. Levels are now growing about 2 parts per million per year. That’s 100 times faster than at the end of the Ice Age.
State-owned natural gas company GAIL India has received bids from two Japanese consortiums for its $7 billion (about Rs. 46, 760 crore) tender for hiring ferry ships, wherein nine ships would ferry liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the U.S. to India.The first consortium is Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd-Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Ltd-Mitsui & Co. and the second Japanese consortium, which has applied for the tender, is Mitsubishi Corporation-Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd-GasLog Ltd. Both the consortiums submitted their bids for the tender on March 31, 2016, Press Trust of India reported.GAIL India reportedly seeks nine LNG cargo ships from the U.S. with a capacity of 1, 50,000 – 1, 80,000 cubic meters for transporting LNG to India. The company has tied up with two firms — Sabine Pass and Cove Point LNG — to supply LNG.The supplies are expected to begin from December 2017, the PTI report added.The tender, which was first issued in September 2015, was postponed two times and finally it was closed on March 31, 2016. GAIL said the quotes were sought for three lots of carriers, each comprising three ships.Of the three, one ship from each lot would reportedly be built in an Indian shipyard, while the other two carriers would be built at the foreign collaborator’s shipyard.Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) will operate all the carriers.According to the tender document cited by PTI, foreign shipyards have been given a deadline of May 31, 2019, to deliver the ships, whereas ships built at Indian shipyards will have to be delivered between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.Last month GAIL India and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) were offered stake in Adani Group’s Dhamra LNG project in Odisha. The private company had written to GAIL and IOC, offering them 49 percent stake in the Rs. 5,000 crore project.GAIL India stock closed at Rs. 368.55 Wednesday, up 0.55 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
An elderly Rohingya refugee asleep with while holding her sleeping grandson in her lap at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Photo: AFPBangladesh has sought continued support of the United Nations (UN) to resolve the Rohingya crisis as Rohingya Muslims have continued to flee fresh violence in Myanmar putting the number of new arrivals close to 20,000.Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali discussed the current Rohingya situation when outgoing UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Robert D Watkins met him at his office on Wednesday.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday said 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled fresh violence in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh, with ‘hundreds and hundreds’ stranded in no man’s land at the countries’ border, reports UNB Cox’s Bazar correspondent.The IOM came up with the latest figures at a press conference on Wednesday morning. Quoting human rights groups and advocates for the Rohingya, the Associated Press reports that the Myanmar army was retaliating for attacks by Rohingya militants by burning down villages and shooting civilians.Locals, however, put the figure much higher than that of IOM estimates saying the new arrivals are joining the tens of thousands who have been arriving in Bangladesh since October 2016.This latest round of violence comes after the attacks on Myanmar security forces on August 25.Referring to the current situation along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, the Foreign Minister hoped that UN would do the needful keeping in view the recommendations made in the report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.He also referred to the statement of the UN Secretary General issued on the current situation, said the Foreign Ministry here.Watkins, who assumed the position of the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh in February 2015, mentioned that Bangladesh and UN maintain very good cooperation.He thanked Bangladesh government for extending support to his team in implementing development projects during his tenure.The Foreign Minister thanked the UN Resident Coordinator for remaining engaged with Bangladesh government in its development endeavours.The Foreign Minister underscored the need for continued UN support in fulfilling the development agendas as well as in building capacity to prevent and counter violent extremism and terrorism.Meanwhile, the international community has urged the Myanmar authorities to address the root causes of the violence in its Rakhine State and appealed all to help Bangladesh cope with the refugee influx.“I call on the government of Myanmar to follow the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, headed by Kofi Annan, for an integrated and calibrated response to the situation in Rakhine State, to address rather than sacrifice human rights concerns in the interest of maintaining peace and order,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday.Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the Bangladesh authorities to continue to allow the Rohingyas fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh.He made the appeal recognising that Bangladesh has hosted generously refugees from Myanmar for decades.“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned at the reports of civilians being killed during security operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State,” Spokesman for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric quoted the UN boss as saying.“The United Nations stands ready to provide all the necessary support to both Myanmar and Bangladesh in that regard,” he said.The Secretary-General fully supports the recommendations of the report by Kofi Annan and urges the government to effectively implement them, he said.