Anil Kumble’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the only IPL side in action in the Champions League Twenty20 tomorrow when it squares off against West Indian underdogs Guyana in the second of the two matches here.Kumble’s Bangalore, which made the Champions League after winning the third-place playoff of the IPL, will be the favourites against Ramnaresh Sarwan’s Guyana.In fact Sarwan is the only big name in Guyana, which replaces last year’s runners-up Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean flavour in the two-week tournament.Well aware of the enormity of the task ahead of him, Sarwan has said that the team is banking on talented youngsters such as pacer Devendra Bishoo and all-rounder Jonathan Foo to give Guyana an opportunity to surprise their rivals.Guyana’s passage to CLT20 wasn’t the easiest of affairs.Playing in the semi-final of the Caribbean T20 2010, they beat Trinidad and Tobago, the defending champions, in a closely contested match and then snatched victory after very nearly courting defeat against Barbados in the final.In contrast, Kumble’s Bangalore have established names such as Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Ross Taylor and Robin Uthappa in their batting line-up.On the bowling front, they have the pace of Dale Steyn and Praveen Kumar while Kumble himself leads the slower bowling department. All-rounder Cameron White adds variety to the team.In the other match of the day, South African domestic champions Highveld Lions, who sprung a major surprise by beating IPL runners-up Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener, will take on South Australian Red Backs.advertisementLed by Alviro Petersen the Lions will once again seek inspiration from their home crowd to create another upset.Although not as star-studded as Sachin Tendulkar’s Mumbai, the Red Backs have some in-form players such as Callum Ferguson, Daniel Harris and skipper Michael Klinger.Pacer Shaun Tait leads their bowling attack which also leg-spinner Cullen Bailey.For the Lions, Jonathan Vandiar was their top-performer with the bat against Mumbai making 71 against fine bowling attack that included established stars like Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh.The reliable Neil McKenzie would also be expected to carry on the form he showed while notching up an unbeaten 43-ball 56 yesterday.Against the formidable batting line-up of Mumbai, the Lions’ bowlers held their own rather well with Shane Burger picking up two wickets, that too of Tendulkar and the aggressive Kieron Pollard.
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Cesc Fabregas says that AC Milan have not contacted him over a January move, but that he is open to talking to clubs in January with his contract expiring in the summer.The 31-year-old has yet to be offered a new deal by Chelsea and he will be able to talk to other clubs over a pre-contract for a free transfer upon entering the final six months of his deal in January.There had been talk that he could leave Chelsea as early as January, but Maurizio Sarri has been impressed with how Fabregas has deputised for Jorginho. The Spaniard produced 127 passes against 10-man PAOK on Thursday, and he provided two assists in the 4-0 win in the Europa League. 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! “No [Milan contact]. I haven’t spoken to anyone,” Fabregas said at Stamford Bridge. “Obviously, in January I can sign [a pre-contract] with whoever I want and probably this will attract many clubs. But, so far, from what I can say right now, yes I will stay here until the end of the season.”I will play in the Premier League now. In December I will play games. I already know which games I will play and I am ready for it. I have spoken to the coach. He has been straight-forward with me and I need to be ready for when the opportunity comes. That’s it.”Fabregas has played only nine times for Chelsea this season and he has not yet started a Premier League game, with Jorginho having come in and taken his place after a £57 million summer transfer.Sarri knows Jorginho from his Napoli days and is using the midfielder to implement his new style of play in west London. Fabregas is acting as his deputy and admits that he would rather be in Chelsea’s first-choice XI, with Sarri having changed every outfield player for Thursday’s match.”This was another opportunity for the rest of the team,” Fabregas added. “The whole side changed except Kepa, so probably the same will happen in Hungary against Vidi. We have to take our chances. At the moment this is the only platform for us to show what we can do, we have to take it and that’s what we did.”That’s the problem with the Europa League to be honest. You saw that with Arsenal – I think two players travelled [to Ukraine] from the squad that will play on Sunday. It’s a tricky competition, you play every Thursday and Sunday.”We knew it was going to be a difficult season because of that. We just have to be ready. 10 players played on Saturday, 10 on Thursday. That means you have 20 players who can play at the top level and that is positive.“I would rather be on the other side of the team, but I play at Stamford Bridge, I’m happy. That’s the most important thing. But, of course, every player wants to play more. He made that clear to be honest. I have known that since the beginning of the season.”I know that [Sarri] rates me highly but at the same time it’s a new position for me and I think it is just my fifth game starting in it. I only played there when I was 10 or 12 in the academy at Barcelona. It is something new to learn. At the same time, I can give more in other positions.”Maybe at the moment, he still doesn’t see it. We have had a chat about it and maybe in the future it will start to happen. But at the moment it is what it is and you just have to take it.”Sarri has spoken about how he needs a “very technical player” like Fabregas or Jorginho to act as the pivot in the centre of his three-man midfield, as he implements a 4-3-3 formation at the club.Many pundits and fans have called for Sarri to switch Jorginho with N’Golo Kante, who has been somewhat struggling with his more attacking role on the right-hand side. Sarri has dismissed those calls, but Fabregas admits that the nature of his and Jorginho’s position means they are easier to man mark than any other player on the pitch.”He is a good player, he knows the system very well, he plays one touch, makes short passes,” Fabregas said of Jorginho, before going on to explain how teams are looking to stop him. “But it has been difficult for him because opponents know how to defend against this.“Maybe whether he plays, or I play, sometimes we have to find a solution, new movement, be quicker with the ball. But it’s not easy when you play in this position because you can’t move too much. If you move too much to get an option on the ball, then you leave too much freedom in there.”For the opponent, it is probably the easiest position to man mark. You can’t really get away from the play, you need to stay there. Even if you don’t touch the ball, you have to stay just in case there is a lost ball or something like that.”In terms of if you want to put in a man-marking player, this is the easiest player to mark. But we know what we have to do, we know what the coach wants from us, we just have to keep going.”Chelsea’s win over PAOK offers some relief after they were well beaten last weekend by London rivals Tottenham, who leapfrogged their the Blues in the Premier League table after a convincing 3-1 win at Wembley Stadium.Fulham are next for Chelsea and Fabregas has warned his team that another London derby against a side with a new manager in Claudio Ranieri will be tough.”It’s massive. Fulham played well the other day, they won and have a new manager,” he concluded. “There is new motivation for the players and it will be a tough game. It is an early kick-off too so we need to be ready for it.”
England have no safety concerns in the wake of Saturday’s militant attack that killed seven people in London and the Champions Trophy cricket tournament must go on, bowler Steve Finn has said.In the third major assault to hit Britain in less than three months, attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing revellers in nearby bars.All team hotels subsequently went into lockdown and the International Cricket Council (ICC) issued a statement on Sunday saying it would review security in line with threat levels. (India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017: Record turnout at Edgbaston despite London terror attack)”It is a sorry state of affairs but we will keep playing cricket and be defiant in the face of it and hopefully put a smile on people’s faces here,” said Finn, who replaced the injured Chris Woakes in the England squad on Sunday.”We are fully supportive of the security plans that are in place. We have been briefed on how we are going to be protected.”We are very comfortable that there is a ring of steel around us so that everyone who is in the ground will be safe. As long as our minds are at ease, we will be alright to play cricket,” the 28-year-old added.Cricket Australia (CA) said they were also “comfortable” with the security for the event featuring the top eight teams in the one-day international rankings.”We toured Bangladesh last year under very tight security and were looked after very well. This tournament will be no different,” Finn said.advertisementSome of his team mates were staying in a hotel less than half a mile (800 metres) from the attack, while all-rounder Ben Stokes was dining in Leicester Square.”Ben struggled to get back to the hotel because of the roads being cordoned off,” Finn said.”But as far as I am aware no one else was affected or involved. Everyone in our squad was fine.”With Woakes unavailable and Stokes struggling to bowl at full pace because of a problematic knee, Finn can expect to be selected for Tuesday’s match against New Zealand with England looking to record a second straight victory in the tournament.”Woakes is an excellent bowler and has been for England in white-ball and red-ball cricket for a long time. I am obviously taller than the other guys around, so maybe there is a different element to that,” he told Sky Sports.”I’m going into these training days leading in the game and if I get the call beyond that then great and I will try my best for my country.”
After months of hype and profanity Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor take their war of words into the ring on Saturday for a boxing mismatch that is poised to become the richest fight in history.From motorcycle daredevil Evil Knievel to off-the-wall comedian Carrot Top, the Las Vegas strip has seen it all, but nothing quite like the crossover fight between undefeated boxer Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion McGregor.Boxing purists have dismissed the bout as nothing more than a cash grab with McGregor in line for a $100 million pay day and Mayweather adding upwards of $200 million to push his career earnings towards the $1 billion mark.Despite what is by most barometers a massive mismatch there is global fascination in the fight that could prove to be the richest in boxing history.Promoters have sold the bout as “historical,” a fight that will be talked about around the world for years to come and many intrigued fight fans have bought into the hype.A crowd of close to 20,000 is expected to fill the T-Mobile Arena, where ringside seats on resale sites are being offered for more than $100,000, with millions more around the globe watching on pay-per-view.There will be no titles on the line, only a gaudy “Money Belt” with a strap made from crocodile leather and featuring 24 karat gold, 3,360 diamonds along with sapphires and emeralds, but much will be riding on the result.For Mayweather it will be the culmination of a life’s work, a chance to surpass former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano, who retired with a perfect 49-0 career record.advertisementFor McGregor, a victory would give him the greatest upset in combat sports history and establish him as a crossover star able to choose big money fights in both the octagon and the ring.The brash, charismatic Irishman, also known as ‘Mystic Mac’ for accurately predicting the outcome of his fights, has gazed into his crystal ball and says he will knock out the 40-year-old American inside two rounds of the scheduled 12-round bout.Mayweather, a 12-times world champion over five weight divisions who traditionally fights defensive battles, is also calling for a knockout, something he has not done since stopping Victor Ortiz nearly six years ago.”I’ve said it’s not going the distance and you can mark my words,” said Mayweather. “I know that I’m in for a tough fight but there is one thing I do know, this fight is not going the distance.”McGregor, who was on social welfare from the Irish government as recently as four years ago, is the blue collar populist champion but the bulk of the money being wagered is all in Mayweather’s corner.Smaller bets are going on McGregor with UFC fans backing up their loyalty with their wallets. But the Las Vegas smart money is all streaming towards Mayweather with reports of several $1 million bets being laid on the ‘Money Man.’So sure is Irish bookmaker Paddy Power of the outcome that they have already paid out on a Mayweather victory.As far as McGregor is concerned, anyone betting against him should take their money onto the Strip and set it on fire.”I will go forward and put the pressure on and break this old man,” said McGregor. “I don’t see him lasting two rounds, I feel I will have the decision to end it inside one.”He’s a beaten man. He will not be able to take the ferociousness that I come with.”Aside from McGregor’s cocky assurances there is little in the tale of the tape to tip an upset.Mayweather, who will bring a 49-0 record into the ring, is already recognised as one of the greatest fighters of all-time, a brilliant defensive tactician and counter puncher who has ruled the ring for 21 years.In the other corner stands hard-hitting McGregor, a two-time world champion in the octagon making his professional boxing debut who will try to do what a long list of great fighters have been unable to do — stop Mayweather.McGregor’s potential to register the biggest upset in boxing history rests largely with the intangibles.As aggressive in the ring as he is outside it, the 29-year-old Irishman will have youth and power on his side.A fearless and vicious fighter taking on an ageing boxer who hasn’t fought in almost two years, McGregor’s best shot at a victory will be connecting with a thundering left hand like the one that dropped Jose Aldo 13 seconds into their UFC featherweight championship fight.advertisement”Everyone knows I can fight. I can give it and I can take,” said Mayweather. “After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here.”
Brief scores: Australia 236/7 (Usman Khawaja 50, Glenn Maxwell 40; Mohammed Shami (2/44), Kuldeep Yadav (2/46) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/60) vs India. Scorecard | Live BlogRohit Sharma can pull off some unbelievable shots when he is on song which is exactly what he did during the first one-day international against Australia on Saturday.The ninth-over of India’s run chase saw Rohit play a delightful scoop shot, one which took even Virat Kohli by surprise.Kohli, who was batting with Rohit at the other end, just couldn’t believe what he saw as Rohit played the shot with such ease against left-arm pacer Jason Beherendorff to take India’s score to 33 in 8.2 overs.The ball was bowled at over 131kmph by the left-arm pacer but Rohit had no trouble in shuffling across the stumps, he went down on his knees and scooped the ball over fine-leg for a boundary.Rohit and Kohli added 76 runs for the second wicket before the Indian captain departed for 44 off 45 balls. The vice-captain fell soon after for 37 to leave India in a spot of bother at 95 for 3 in 20.5 overs as they look to chase down 237 at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal.Earlier, India bowlers restricted Australia to 236 for 7 after being asked to field by Aaron Finch.Pacer Mohammed Shami led the attack with figures of 2/44 in 10 overs as chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (2/46 in 10 overs) Ravindra Jadeja (0/33 in 10 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (1/31) made up for a rare off-day by Jasprit Bumrah (2/60 in 10 overs).Usman Khawaja (50) and Glenn Maxwell (40) scored the runs for the visitors but never looked in full flow as the Indian attack displayed its versatility.advertisementAlso Read | 11 years of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup triumph: Legends pay tribute to India skipper
Rohan Sen WellingtonFebruary 2, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 12:07 IST Rohit Sharma’s 200th ODI match ended in defeat but he will be looking to make amends in the final game in Wellington (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe 5th ODI is also going to be a dead rubber as India lead the series 3-1But Team India will be looking to right the wrongs in Wellington after their loss in the 4th ODIRohit, Hardik, Shubman, Siraj and Khaleel were seen practicing in the netsTeam India stand-in captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Hardik Pandya were among the players who hit the nets at the Wellington cricket stadium on Saturday, ahead of the fifth and final one-day international against New Zealand.The final match is also going to be a dead rubber as India had already won the five-match series 3-0 after outplaying New Zealand by eight wickets in the first match, by 90 runs in the second and by seven wickets in the third.Young fast bowlers Khaleel Ahmed and Mohammed Siraj were also seen at the nets having a conversation with bowling coach Bharat Arun while Vijay Shankar and Shubman Gill enjoyed fielding drills and took some sharp catches as well.All set for the 5th and final ODIWhat’s your prediction for tomorrow’s game?#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/PX2BKHYnIWBCCI (@BCCI) February 2, 2019Rohit’s team will be looking to right the wrong in the final match and end the series on a high after a disappointing performance in the last game in Hamilton.New Zealand finally found conditions to its liking in the fourth game at Seddon Park where the hot conditions made the ball swing, and in the absence of Virat Kohli, who was rested, and MS Dhoni, who has a hamstring strain, bowled out India for 92 in 30.5 overs with Trent Boult picking up 5 wickets for 21 runs.The Blackcaps then reached 93 for 2 in only 14.4 overs, concluding the match before the scheduled dinner break.The hosts meanwhile, suffered a blow on Saturday as opener Martin Guptill suffered a lower back injury while fielding and remains doubtful for the final match.advertisementNew Zealand cricket team revealed the news on its Twitter handle and also announced that Colin Munro will come back into the squad.”Martin Guptill is in doubt for tomorrow’s fifth ODI against India after aggravating his lower back while fielding this afternoon. He’s been assessed by team physio Vijay Vallabh and will be reassessed tomorrow morning. Colin Munro will rejoin the ODI squad tomorrow morning,” the Blackcaps posted on Twitter.Guptill has been woefully out of form in this series having scored just 47 runs in the four matches so far at an average of 11.75 with 15 being his highest score.Munro has fared even worse with 46 runs in three ODIs at 15.33. As a result, he was dropped from the team for the fourth ODI.Henry Nicholls was promoted to the opener’s position in Munro’s absence and he made an unbeaten 30 off 42 balls in Hamilton.But with Guptill doubtful for the final match, Munro is most likely to come back in the side and open the innings along with Nicholls.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Hardik PandyaFollow Shubman GillFollow Khaleel AhmedFollow Wellington ODIFollow Mohammed Siraj Team India sweats it out in Wellington ahead of 5th ODI against New ZealandIndia vs New Zealand: The Indian team was seen hard at practice in Wellington where they will play the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand which will once again be a dead-rubber game on Sunday as the tourists already clinched the series after winning the first three matches.advertisement
Dutee Chand gets selected for Doha World ChampionshipsDutee Chand has been selected in the 25-member team for upcoming Doha World Championships, which is slated to begin from this month.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 15:42 IST Dutee Chand gets selected for Doha World Championships (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDutee Chand had won the gold medal in just 11.32 seconds in World University GamesShe also holds the 100m national record with 11.24 secondsChand has been in remarkable form this yearSprinter Dutee Chand on Tuesday announced that she has been selected in the 25-member team for upcoming Doha World Championships, slated to begin from September 27 this year.”I am selected in the 25-member national team for #DohaWorldChampionships, starting September 27. Wish me luck and SPEED,” Chand tweeted.I am selected in the 25-member national team for #DohaWorldChampionships, starting September 27. Wish me luck and SPEED! Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) September 10, 2019Chand has been in remarkable form this year as she recorded a gold medal earlier this year at the World University Games in Napoli.Chand had won the gold medal in just 11.32 seconds in the tournament.She also holds the 100m national record with 11.24 seconds.”With years of hard work and your blessings, I have yet again broken the record by winning the Gold in the 100m dash in 11.32 seconds at The World University Games, Napoli. In the pictures, are the winners too, with a heart of Gold from Germany and Sweden. @Napoli2019_ita,” Chand had tweeted.The 23-year-old had made news headlines in the beginning of the year after her revelation of being in a same-sex relationship.”This is my personal matter. I am sure everything will be fine in a month or two. On the international level, there are several athletes (who are in a same-sex relationship). To live, everybody needs a partner who understands your heart. We like each other so we decided to live together. She gives me motivation for my sport. My focus on sports will be intact,” she had said.advertisement”Problem will come and go in future, nobody can take guarantee of that. But I think there won’t be any problem. If it won’t happen, I’ll be able to focus more on my training. My focus is on Olympics 2020 (to be held in Tokyo). I am training to qualify and participate in the Olympics,” she added.Also Read | Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: India men to play Russia, women draw tricky USAAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow World ChampionshipsFollow Dutee Chand Next
TORONTO — North American markets delivered a “dose of reality” to investors Thursday, with the S&P/TSX composite index and the Dow Jones industrials both plunging well over 200 points.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,893.57-226.97 -1.50%S&P 500 — 1,965.99 -32.31 -1.62%Dow — 16,945.80-264.26 -1.54%Nasdaq — 4,466.75 -88.47 -1.94%The Toronto market lost 226.97 points to 14,893.57, led by declines in energy and financial stocks.The big drop is the fifth straight decline for the Canadian market and takes the TSX below 15,000 for the first time since late June. However, the S&P/TSX composite is still up nearly 9% so far this year.“Investors in Canada, over the near term have, become complacent because the Canadian market has outperformed,” said Brian Belski, chief investment strategist for BMO Capital markets.“The issue when stocks go up is that you’re believing it more, and now all of a sudden Canadian stocks are receiving a dose of reality.”The Canadian dollar fell 0.41 of a cent to 90.03 cents US, pressured by lacklustre commodity prices. The November crude oil contract dipped 27 cents to US$92.53 a barrel, while December gold bullion added $2.40 to US$1,221.90 an ounce and December copper fell two cents to US$3.03 a pound.The sell-off was even worse on Wall Street, with indexes ending the day with the steepest drop in two months. The Dow Jones industrials fell 264.26 points to 16,945.80, while the Nasdaq plunged 88.47 points to 4,466.75 and the S&P 500 index lost 32.31 points to 1,965.99.Belski said some of the downward pressure could be attributed to profit-taking, but mostly, the markets are just pulling back from the recent highs.“We really feel that the momentum trade, especially in the energy and materials space, has really skewed prices to the upside so far this year,” Belski said. “Now the resulting momentum shift is turning the other way.”Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners on the Toronto exchange, down 2.18%. Out of the country’s five biggest banks, CIBC suffered the biggest loss, as its shares took back 3.27%, or $3.43, to $101.53.The moves lower came amid signs the U.S. economic recovery remains precarious.The U.S. Labor Department said weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000, while business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a record 18.2% in August, dragged lower by a plunge in demand for commercial aircraft.Shares in Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) sank nearly 4%, or $3.88 to US$97.87, a day after the tech company pulled the latest software update for its iPhone software after customers complained about dropped calls. Rival Blackberry (TSX:BB) also saw its stock fall more than 6%, or 73 cents, to $10.88. The Waterloo, Ont., company unveiled its latest smartphone, the Passport, on Wednesday and is scheduled to release earnings on Friday.Meanwhile, shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX) were up more than 3% or $4.37 at $141.66 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The Canadian drugmaker said Thursday that Jeffrey Ubben, founder, chief executive and chief investment officer of health care investment manager ValueAct Capital, would join the company’s board on Oct. 1. ValueAct president Mason Morfit had sat on the board until earlier this year when he stepped down citing other commitments.Valeant has been actively pursuing a takeover bid for Botox-maker Allergan maker. The Irvine, Calif., based company has already rejected several acquisition bids from Valeant, the latest offer amounting to about US$53 billion.Retailer Sears Canada (TSX:SCC) says its chief executive, Douglas Campbell, intends to resign and return to the United States by the end of this year to tend to personal family issues. Campbell had headed the struggling company for about a year after its last CEO, Calvin McDonald, announced he was leaving the company in the midst of a three-year turnaround plan. Shares in the company were up 10 cents at $12.75. TOP STORIESI just wish Tim Cook had a better handle on things’: Apple faces iPhone snafus days after sales milestonePetronas threatens to pull out of Canada’s LNG project over tax break delaysCogeco would become wireless carrier if CRTC lets small players piggyback on Big TelcosSears Canada looking for fourth CEO in 3 years after Douglas Campbell resigns one year into jobWHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA Ottawa fiscal monitorUNITED STATES8:30 a.m. Real GDP (A2): Economists expect 4.6% growth Corporate profits (Q2)9:55 a.m. University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (Sept): Economists expect reading of 84.8, slightly higher than last monthCORPORATE NEWSCANADA BlackBerry Ltd Q2 earnings: Analysts expect loss of 15¢ a share
Key military camps in the East will not be removed, the Ministry of Defence said today.The Defence Ministry denied reports that 64 military camps in the East are to be removed. Media reports stated that military camps in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara are to be removed.However the Defence Ministry said that military camps which are required to maintain security in the East will not be removed. (Colombo Gazette)
“The decision to launch a new round of talks on global commerce holds great promise for all countries, especially in the developing world,” Mr. Annan’s spokesman, Fred Eckhard, told a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York. “The Secretary-General hopes that these negotiations will lead to a true ‘development round’ that removes trade barriers to developing-country goods, opens additional market opportunities and helps developing countries build up the capacity to take advantage of those opportunities.”Mr. Annan was especially pleased by the WTO’s affirmation that nothing in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) should prevent developing countries from taking measures to protect public health, the spokesman said. “This will lead to increased availability of drugs to combat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other epidemics.”The Secretary-General pledged that the UN system would continue to work with all countries to make the new round of negotiations a success, while ensuring full and timely implementation of agreements reached during the Uruguay Round, Mr. Eckhard said. “Helping developing countries to trade their way out of poverty is in everyone’s interest, especially at a time of considerable uncertainty for the global economy,” he said. “The WTO’s Member Governments must now follow through and realize the potential embodied in the Doha agreements.”Meanwhile, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said that for the first time, countries have firmly acknowledged that the globalization of commerce and the reduction of trade barriers must take into account environmental issues and the development needs of some of the world’s poorer countries.In a statement released from its Nairobi headquarters, the UN agency said environment, fighting poverty and the push towards sustainable development have moved towards the centre of the international trade debate following the WTO Ministerial Conference.UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said he was optimistic that the new round of trade talks, based on the agreements in Doha, offered real hope for delivering fairer and more environmentally friendly trade.”Negotiations on trade and the environment were, until recently, a taboo subject in the WTO,” he said. “But the Ministerial Declaration issued in Qatar has shown that countries are now willing to address these complex links between the need to liberalize trade and the need to protect the world’s forests, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife and other precious natural resources.”
To date, 100 States have signed onto the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, which strengthens the global legal framework to combat the threat, requires the extradition or prosecution of those implicated and encourages the exchange of information and other inter-state cooperation.The pact opened for at 2005 World Summit that began the Assembly’s 60th session.“Nuclear terrorism is one of the most urgent threats of our time,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan said before the treaty’s adoption. “Even one such attack could inflict mass casualties and change our world forever. The prospect should compel all of us to do our part to strengthen our common defences.”
Ludowici will showcase a significant range of new minerals processing equipment on Stand 2011 during AIMEX to be held at Sydney’s Olympic Park, Homebush, from September 6-9. The event is being attended by International Mining’s Associate Publisher, David Lansdowne. Spearheading the Ludowici display will be its patented RC2020 Reflux Classifier for cleaning fine coal and minerals.The classifier, which can separate particles by either density or size, was developed through a joint venture between Ludowici and the University of Newcastle. It combines three technologies: a Lamella settler, an autogenous dense medium separator and a fluidised bed separator.The RC2020 is said to be an ideal alternative to spiral technology – but with a footprint up to six times smaller than spiral systems. It is also estimated to provide a 10% increase in raw material recovery and was recognised by the IChemE2010 Awards in the UK, winning the Core Chemical Engineering category for maximising resource efficiency.Rojan ceramic hydrocyclone components will also be featured on Ludowici’s AIMEX stand. The advanced ceramic metals used in Rojan Hydrocyclone components are proven to provide superior wear performance, improving processing efficiencies and reducing operating maintenance costs.It joined Ludowici’s product lineup following the company’s acquisition of Rojan Advanced Ceramics.Ludowici will also use AIMEX to present its latest screening solutions. The products will include a versatile range of advanced screening media including engineered screen deck systems and polyurethane products.Sealing solutions will be another feature of Stand 2011, with Ludowici having been involved in the sealing market since it began operations in 1858 as a leather tanner. In April this year, the company acquired Amseal, a Melbourne-based manufacturer and wholesaler of seals and sealing products.Ludowici, which recently received the Al Group’s 2011 Icon of Industry Award, supplies a wide range of screening and separation products to the mining and quarrying industries in Australia, North and South America, South Africa, India and China.
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