0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put conducting training at the Utalii Ground on 30th November 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30- Belgian tactician Paul Put maintains his biggest target is to get Harambee Stars to their first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) since 2004, this coming right at the end of his two-year tenure when the next edition will be hosted in Cameroon in 2019.The tactician, hired a fortnight ago to help actualize Kenya’s dream of not only being at the 2019 AFCON but the 2022 World Cup, will begin his tenure on Sunday when he lines up his charges for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. Put says the tournament is important and comes at the right time as he tries to learn his players and will give him a priceless opportunity to build up and lay a foundation for the next two years.“This tournament gives me a good opportunity to look at the local players in terms of technical and tactical ability, discipline and mentality,” the tactician said after conducting his fourth training session on Thursday in Nairobi.“The most important thing is that I am focused for 2019 but with this tournament we have a chance to start the work.”Paul Put has pledged to take Kenya to 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo/COURTESYHis bosses at the Football Kenya Federation have given him the target of winning the Senior Challenge Cup on home soil and though he says he will be going out to clinch the trophy, he has asked for patience as he enforces his philosophy on the team.“In football everything is possible, but you have to be realistic. We have been working for five days now and it is not enough to prepare for a tournament in that period. However, we play at home and it is a motivation. I can see the drive in the players and I have a good feeling,” Put said.Kenya is drawn in Group A alongside Rwanda, Zanzibar, Tanzania and guest team Libya and Put believes it will be a tough group especially with Rwanda and Libya who have both qualified for next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN).“It is not easy because the two teams will definitely bring quality players to prepare for CHAN. I know Libya because when I was in Algeria we played couple of matches with Ahli Tripoli who have many national team players and I know they are a quality side,” the coach noted.“It is important to play in such kind of a difficult group because it will give me a chance to see the level of our players and an opportunity for them to learn and improve,” Put further opined.Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put talks to his technical bench while conducting training at the Utalii Ground on 30th, November 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe Belgian tactician comes into the country with a rich Curriculum Vitae dangling in his briefcase. He has coached Gambia and Burkina Faso in Africa as well as Jordan. His previous engagement was with Algerian club USM Alger.He beams confidence that he will be able to take the country to the 2019 AFCON but has pleaded patience from fans.The coach says he has been pleased with what he has seen so far in his five days coaching the team in camp and already, he says there are a few faces who have impressed him enough to be considered in the main team.“So far it has been good; the will is there and I can see the motivation of the players. It’s a good sign already. There is a long way to go and a lot of work to do, but as long as the players want to work and there is a good mentality of them wanting to improve we will be able to have a team to show Kenyan people we are willing to play,” the coach said.He has admitted that most of the work will revolve around the tactical and technical ability of the team which he says will need more work but notes that it is something that will be improved especially with the readiness of the players to learn.“There is a long road to travel and a lot has to be changed but you cannot change with one minute. It takes time. For example Spain and Germany who ruled the world for a long time started building with young players before getting to the top,” Put revealed.“We have the belief, I trust the players and we will do everything possible to make the Kenyan fans happy,” promised the 61 year-old.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
WASHINGTON – The Senate voted Tuesday to require employers to use a vast new employment verification system that would allow businesses to distinguish between legal and illegal workers. Employers would be required to enter the Social Security numbers or immigrant identification numbers of all job applicants, including citizens, into the computerized system, which would be created by the Department of Homeland Security. The system would notify businesses within three days whether the applicant was authorized to work in the United States. Those job applicants determined to be illegal would have to be fired. The measure, approved 58-40, is included in a bill that would legalize the vast majority of the nation’s illegal immigrants, which is expected to pass the Senate later this week. The new requirements would result in a broad operational shift for employers who have relied almost entirely on a paper system – the collection of identity documents – to determine the legal status of their workers. The measure is considered a linchpin of the current immigration legislation because it is designed to deter illegal immigration by making it extremely difficult for undocumented immigrants to find work. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWithout such a provision, senators say, U.S. businesses would remain a powerful magnet for millions of illegal immigrants. The legislation calls for creating documents that would be resistant to counterfeiting for legal immigrants and stiff fines for violations by employers. It requires the verification system to be operational and in use by all businesses within 18 months once Congress appropriates the money for it. “This is probably the single most important thing we can do in terms of reducing the inflow of undocumented workers,” Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said of the measure, which was pushed ahead by Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, hailed the measure as an effort “to balance the needs of workers, employers and immigration enforcement.” But some administration officials, employers and other lawmakers raised sharp questions about the amendment, which was developed in consultation with the American Civil Liberties Union. Officials at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded the plan, but expressed doubts that homeland security officials could speedily create such a system. “This is a massive undertaking on the part of the federal government,” said Randy Johnson, vice president at the chamber. “Our conversations with the administration have indicated that 18 months is too short.” Officials at the Department of Homeland Security sent e-mail messages to senators saying they had concerns about the system’s “workability and implementation.” The vote in favor of employment verification came as the Senate rejected several amendments intended to help refugees and illegal immigrants affected by the legislation. Critics say the legislation would increase the burdens on asylum seekers, eliminate federal review of deportation orders and leave millions of illegal immigrants in the shadows. Human-rights groups are particularly concerned about a measure that would allow asylum seekers to be deported even while their claims were under review by federal courts. “The impact on asylum seekers would be devastating and potentially irreversible,” said Eleanor Acer, director of the asylum program at Human Rights First, an advocacy group. Lawmakers defeated a measure, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that would have legalized all illegal immigrants, regardless of how long they have lived here. They also voted down an amendment to toughen workplace and safety standards and another to help refugees whose resettlement here has been delayed because their indirect support for armed rebels opposed to their repressive governments has put them in technical violation of U.S. antiterrorism laws.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Fashion retailer A-Wear has been bought by a group of international investors, in a deal which secures 460 jobs at its 32 stores in the Republic of Ireland.A receiver, Jim Luby of McStay Luby, had been appointed to the chain last night by previous owner Hilco.EIGHT staff jobs at A-Wear on Main Street in Letterkenny are safe after the struggling company was bought tonight. An agreement was reached with the group of investors, which is headed by British businessman Michael Flacks of Flacks Group. Flacks Group specialises in buying struggling retail and property assets.A statement from the new investors said A|wear would continue to trade as normal and workers’ terms and conditions would remain unchanged.“Every job in Ireland, including in Letterkenny, is protected by this move,” said a spokesman for the new owners.Mr Flacks said he was impressed by the strength of the A-Wear brand and its potential for future growth. He said his team wanted to develop and grow the business, not to shrink it. A|wear was originally owned by Brown Thomas, which sold the stores to management in 2007 in a deal backed by UK private equity group Alchemy Partners. Alchemy sold the business to Hilco in October last year.There are 32 A-Wear stores in Ireland with 460 staff. DONEGAL A-WEAR JOBS SAFE AS NEW OWNERS FOUND was last modified: February 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Story Links ESPN+ Saturday’s contest is the 13th all-time meeting in the series between the Bulldogs and the Jackrabbits. Drake holds an 8-4 advantage. The series started in 1945 with a 34-0 win by Drake at Drake Stadium, and the Bulldogs won eight of the first nine games in the series. South Dakota State, which transitioned from Division II in 2004, won the 10th all-time meeting in 1983 by a score of 20-3. The teams didn’t meet again until the series was revived in 2016 as SDSU won that game and again the following year. Both games were played in Brookings, S.D. TuneIn The GameBROOKINGS, S.D. – The Drake University football team plays its final non-conference game Saturday when it visits No. 3 South Dakota State. Drake (0-2) and South Dakota State (1-1) will kick off at 1 p.m. inside Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The game will be broadcast regionally on Midco Sports Network and will be available nationally on ESPN+. Drake is picked to finish third in the 2019 Pioneer Football League Coaches Preseason Poll as it returns eight All-PFL performers. Four of those PFL selections return on defense in defensive linemen, Gavin Dinnen and Erin Morgan, linebacker Zac Rujawitz and safety Will Warner. The quartet were part of last season’s unit that ranked in the top 15 in nearly every defensive statistical category. Warner had an outstanding junior season that was capped by being named Drake’s first first-team All-American since Eric Saubert in 2015 and the Bulldogs’ first Associated Press first-team All-American since 1982. Individually, Warner was second in the nation in interceptions with eight to also tie the Drake program record. He also led the nation in interception return yardage at 223 total yards. Outside of his interceptions, Warner was second on the team in solo tackles with 41 and successfully defended a total of 12 passes. Dinnen was a 2018 All-PFL First Team selection who recorded 3.0 sacks and 38 tackles. Morgan was selected to the 2018 All-PFL Second Team after he tallied 3.5 sacks, 8.0 tackles for loss and 21 tackles at defensive end. Rujawitz started all 11 games and is the top returning tackler with 54, including 22 solo stops. On the other side of the football, Drake will have a new quarterback under center in true freshman Ian Corwin. Corwin comes to Drake after a decorated prep career for Jenks High School in Tulsa, Okla. At Jenks, Corwin broke 15 school records, went 29-8 in three seasons as the starter and helped Jenks finish as state runners-up in 2018. Corwin will play behind an experienced offensive line and will have help from the Bulldogs’ top three leading rushers and receivers from last season. Corwin’s top three receiving targets, Devin Cates, Steven Doran and Mitch McFarlane combined for 1,865 receiving yards and 21 receiving touchdowns. The Bulldogs’ top three returning rushers, Braeden Hartwig, Drew Lauer and Cross Robinson ran for 935 combined yards and seven touchdowns. Also, back is senior punter Ross Kennedy. Kennedy was an All-PFL honorable mention selection last season. He recorded 52 punts for an average of 37.3 yards, including a season-long 57-yarder against Montana. Kennedy placed 17 punts inside the 20-yard line and didn’t kick a touchback all year. He finished the season No. 93 among FCS punters with his average of 37.3 yards per punt. Live Stats Scouting DrakeDrake begins a new era in 2019 under the leadership of first-year head coach Todd Stepsis. Stepsis, who is the 27th head coach in Drake football history in its 126 seasons. Stepsis takes the reins of the Bulldogs’ program after serving as the program’s defensive coordinator for the past five seasons under previous head coach Rick Fox. As the defensive coordinator, Stepsis built the Drake defense into one of the nation’s top units and coached a total of 42 all-conference selections including the program’s all-time leading tackler, John Huginin and the most recent Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Year, Nathan Clayberg. Scouting South Dakota StateSouth Dakota State nearly upset Minnesota on the road in its season opener. SDSU led 21-20 going into the fourth quarter, but the Gophers forced a fumble midway through the fourth and then pushed the football down field for the go-ahead touchdown and added the two-point conversion for 28-20 win. The Jackrabbits had one final chance as they returned the ensuing kickoff near midfield, but quarterback J’Bore Gibbs was sacked to end the game. SDSU bounced back in its home opener against new FCS member, Long Island, cruising to a 38-3 win over the Sharks. The Jackrabbits are an impressive 21-2 at their home stadium, Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, since the facility opened in 2016. Print Friendly Version RewindDrake is vying for its win of the regular season. The Bulldogs were edged by Truman State, 10-7, in their home opener last Saturday as Truman scored an 87-yard kickoff return to open the third quarter and held off Drake for the victory. Drake is trying to avoid its first 0-3 start to a season since the 1991 campaign. The Bulldogs will look to jump start their offense, which has scored 14 points in their first two games. Drake will need to protect freshman quarterback Ian Corwin, who has been sacked nine times this season. Fifth-year senior Drew Lauer is the team’s leading rusher and has had success against SDSU as he returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the 2016 game. Devin Cates and Steve Doran combined for eight catches in the Truman State game after being held to three in the season opener. Cates and Lauer each have one receiving touchdown for the Bulldogs two touchdowns. Drake’s defense bounced back from the opener with an outstanding performance against Truman State. The Bulldogs’ defense held Truman to three points and 181 yards. Drake Game Notes
Uganda has now won one and lost the other of its first two gamesOMAN – Monank Patel hit 107 at the top of the USA order and its total of 252 for six always looked like being beyond a Ugandan side that had beaten Denmark in the first round of games.USA, having been put in to bat by Uganda, compiled 252 for six from their 50 overs.Patel hit 107 from 137 balls to provide the backbone of the USA total but he was given late-order support from Henry Walsh (47 from 55 balls).USA became the first team of the week to top 250 from its 50 overs and in response, Uganda never looked like getting close.Arnold Otwani made 52 at the top of the order but no-one could stay with him, Timil Patel ripping out the Uganda top order by taking care of three of its top five.Deusdedit Muhumuza provided a late innings rally with 43 not out from 58 balls but it finished 54 runs short in the end, albeit with one wicket to spare.Scores in brief:USA won by 54 runs at Oman Club Turf 1.USA 252-6, 50 overs (Monank Patel 107, Hayden Walsh 47; Henry Ssenyondo 2-44)Uganda 198-9, 50 overs (Arnold Otwani 52, Deusdedit Muhumuza 43; Timil Patel 3-28Upcoming matches:12 November: USA v Kenya (Oman Club Turf 1); Denmark v Singapore (Oman Club Turf 2)13 November: Oman v Denmark (Oman Club Turf 1); Uganda v Kenya (Oman Club Turf 2)15 November: Singapore v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 1); Denmark v USA (Oman Club Turf 2)16 November: Oman v USA (Oman Club Turf 1); Kenya v Singapore (Oman Club Turf 2)18 November: Kenya v Denmark (Oman Club Turf 1); Oman v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 2)19 November: Singapore v USA (Oman Club Turf 1)Comments Tags: Division 3 Cricket League
Do you wish to see fantastic views of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Derryveigh Mountains? Are you up for a challenge and at the same time help to raise money for a very worthwhile charity?Well now is your chance to join in a safe climb up one of Donegal’s beautiful mountains, Muckish.The Donegal volunteers in the Irish Pilgrimage Trust are delighted to host their first ever Muckish Mountain Charity Climb. The trust provides a holiday and respite for children and young people with intellectual disabilities, medical conditions and social needs.The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is organising a guided climb up Muckish on Sunday, July 21 starting at 10am near Our Lady’s Shrine on the R256 Falcarragh road.Muckish Mountain is in the Derryveagh Mountains and is 667.1 metres (2,189 ft) high, being the 163rd highest mountain in Ireland.You must register for the climb at the registration area with a member of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. The cost is only €10 each.Sponsorship cards are also available and will be most welcome. Your safety is paramount so we will be keeping an eye on the weather.Guides will take you up and down the mountain and will be wearing high visibility clothing on the day.The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity which is active throughout Ireland and is celebrating its 48th anniversary this year.Around 500 young people from the across Ireland spend a week on holiday/pilgrimage in Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust every Easter. As the Irish Pilgrimage Trust covers the cost of those young people selected to travel, the volunteers in the group and friends of the Trust are required to fundraise throughout the year to cover these costs.Each group has to raise €14,500 and depend on the generosity of the public as the charity receives no grants etc. All adult volunteers pay their own fare (€675) and expenses and give up a week of their time.The main focus of the trust is to offer children and young adults a holiday either in Lourdes or in one of their holiday centres in Ireland. Many young people from all over Donegal, Tyrone and Derry have travelled with the group during the past 40 years.There are three groups which cater for children and young people in the Donegal area – a family group which cater for ill children under the age of 9 years, accompanied by a parent or close relative; a group that takes young people with a medical condition, a learning disability, physical disability, illness, social or emotional needs (aged 9-18 years); a group for young adults between the age of 18 and 30 years with a medical condition, disability or illness. Your support is greatly appreciated.What to Bring: suitable footwear, a backpack, spare socks, a light snack, bottles of water, sun cream, a hat and a walking stick. Please wear layers of clothes.As there is not much parking at the base of the mountain, stewards will be on duty and you may have to park a short distance away. Car-pooling is encouraged. The views from the top of Muckish are just heavenly so bring your camera!For any queries please phone (087) 6888230 or (087) 7962046 or visit7our Facebook page: Muckish Charity Climb in Aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.Remember to leave no trace of your climb and take all rubbish home.The Irish Pilgrimage Trust hopes to see you there!Full details as charity hill climb to take place on Muckish this July! was last modified: July 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Long story short, every one of my NFL picks for Week 7 will win. You have Eagles coach Doug Pederson’s word on it:49ers 27, Washington 7: Only the dumbest team in America would think they could beat these red-hot 49ers. But, I digress, Washington interim coach Bill Callahan is 16 years removed from his Raiders’ dumbest-team days. Line: 49ers -10Raiders 23, Packers 21: Gruden’s Gypsies remain hot on the road and win in Lambeau Field, marking the Raiders’ first tundra triumph since 1987. Line: …
Confident speculations that a big meteor hitting southern Mexico caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs appear to be unraveling. Gerta Keller [Princeton, 09/25/2003], a doubter of the story that has been a leading contender for years with its smoking-gun crater called Chicxulub in the Yucatan, has been getting a receptive hearing among geologists with her claim that the impact was too early, reports Science Daily: “The Chicxulub impact could not have caused the mass extinction,” she is telling a meeting of the Geological Society of America, “because this impact predates the mass extinction and apparently didn’t cause any extinctions.” If a later impact was responsible, its crater has not been found. Keller believes a combination of factors – multiple impacts, and global warming due to massive volcanic outbursts – was involved. Another competing explanation won’t be quite as photogenic for animators. A Reuters story (see MSNBC) proposes that gut worms brought the mighty beasts down.This upset is just the next episode in a long line of speculations about what happened to the dinosaurs. They thought they finally had it nailed with the big crater in Mexico. Now that the impact theory is coming under fire, it’s going to be a hard sell with these new scenarios. Why didn’t the worms afflict the mammals and birds that came through the extinction unscathed? Why didn’t global warming and volcanism have the same effect on all animal groups? Dinosaurs, remember, inhabited almost every longitude and latitude on the globe, and were successfully adaptive in a wide variety of climes. If they perished in a world-wide flood, however, and the remaining stock were hunted to extinction as pests by humans, this would fit the evidence. The flood was accompanied by volcanism and, maybe, triggered by meteor impacts. If this sounds too radical, it’s no more radical than finding soft tissue inside the bones of a T. rex (02/22/2006). Evolutionists haven’t been able to hold onto an explanation that fits the evidence any better. The Science Daily article ended,What the microfossils are saying is that Chicxulub probably aided the demise of the dinosaurs, but so did Deccan trap volcanism’s greenhouse warming effect and finally a second huge impact that finished them off. So where’s the crater? “I wish I knew,” said Keller. “There is some evidence that it may have hit in India, where a crater of about 500 kilometers in diameter is estimated and named Shiva by paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee from the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The evidence for it, however, is not very compelling at this time.”The confusion about the role of meteors and extinctions is rippling into other news reports. The Times Online printed a story speculating that a meteor hitting the Irish Sea upset the ecology and gave T. rex the edge. On the other hand, USC scientists are abandoning the meteor for the earlier Permian extinction, according to EurekAlert. David Bottjer and Matthew Clapham point to evidence the animals were in decline long before the extinction. Instead of picturing a sudden, meteoric event, they are simply claiming “the earth got sick.” Microfossils don’t talk. But we have a record that does talk. The Biblical flood account works. Only stubborn naturalistic philosophy and uniformitarian assumptions prevent it from being considered seriously. For a detailed analysis by a scientist who does take it seriously, search Walt Brown’s site for the sections on dinosaurs. A retired high school biology teacher responds: “Regarding the theory that it was intestinal parasites that killed the dinosaurs and your question as to why other animals were not affected–it is a strong case against global worming.” This proves that the CEH pun bug is infectious: beware!(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in My rustic 1930s post-and-beam home in Vermont had a definite roof problem: It was poorly insulated and susceptible to ice dams. But when I started working on a design for upgrading the insulation, I wasn’t willing to lose the look of the cathedral ceiling and the exposed-pole rafters by insulating on the inside. Because I needed to replace the 30-year-old cedar shakes anyway, it appeared an opportune time to fix the problem from the outside.I had already installed one interior post to strengthen the roof structure and to help support snow loads, but the sagging ridge beam and the wavy roof surface still precluded the use of either SIPs (structural insulated panels) or rigid-foam board. A double-layer “cold roof” (see Framing a Cold Roof) appeared too costly and prone to possible failure if snow clogged the upper vents. So in the end, I decided to build a second sealed, well-insulated roof directly over the first.After the old shingles were stripped and the deck sealed with weatherproof polypropylene underlayment, a new straight, level ridgeboard was set above the old one. Rafters then were built in place, and closed-cell polyurethane foam was sprayed to fill this frame. The new roof frame then was capped with sheathing and a second layer of weatherproofing before the standing-seam metal roof was installed.The closed-cell foam increased the estimated R-value from 11 to 45. The higher R-value and the fact that snow now slides off the steel roof have worked together to solve the ice-dam problems. Although not inexpensive (about $18 per sq. ft.), this high-performance roof lends solace to the worry of rising fuel costs. Not least of all, the increased comfort from a warmer ceiling makes it all worthwhile. FRAME After the roof is stripped, the old surface is sealed with… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said that Election Commission should immediately de-recognise the Congress party.“With the Delhi High Court observing that Sajjan Kumar involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case had escaped the law for 34 years due to political patronage, the Election Commission must step in and take action against the Congress party,” said Mr. Badal here after holding party’s core committee meeting here.“This is a fit case to de-recognise the Congress party,” he said.Party’s core committee lauded the bravery of the witnesses who did not succumb to political pressure and pursued the cause of justice against Sajjan Kumar and others.Resolution passedA resolution was passed during the meeting condemning the Congress government for allegedly vitiating the atmosphere in the State ahead of the panchayat elections, slated for December 30.“The Congress government had murdered democracy by directing officials to function as per whims and fancies of party legislators and leaders. Though the SAD was not contesting the panchayat elections on the party symbol, party workers aligned with it were not allowed to enter government offices to file their nominations and were not being given no due certificates,” said the resolution.Mr. Badal also asked why Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was “afraid” of taking action against senior party leaders Jagdish Tytler and Kamal Nath for their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.(with PTI inputs)
The Army on Monday said it foiled the Pakistan Army-backed Border Action Team (BAT) attempt to strike a forward post along the Line of Control in (LoC) Nowgam area, and killed two intruders in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on December 30.An Army spokesperson said the intruders attempted to move by exploiting the thick jungles close to the LoC and were assisted by heavy covering of fire of high calibre weapons such as mortars and rocket launchers from the Pakistani posts.“The movement was nonetheless detected by the vigilant Indian Army troops deployed along the LoC. The fire-fight initiated by Pakistan was given a strong retaliation by the Indian Army and the exchange of fire continued the whole night,” said the spokesman.The army conducted prolonged search operations in the thick jungles and difficult terrain conditions to ascertain the situation, which confirmed the killing of two intruders and recovery of a large cache of warlike stores.“The search operations are still underway to sanitise the area. It was also reported that a few other intruders managed to escape across the LoC taking advantage of adverse weather and visibility conditions,” the Army said.The Army said the intruders wore combat dresses like Pakistani regulars and carried stores with Pakistani markings. Some were seen in the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and old-pattern Indian Army uniforms.
India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who has recovered from an ankle injury, is all set to debut for his new team Sunrisers Hyderabad in the game against Gujarat Lions at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad today. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table) Yuvraj injured his ankle in the World T20 league game against Australia earlier this year and has been out of action since then.Yuvraj Singh’s experience key for SRH Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody confirmed that Yuvraj was available for selection for the game against Gujarat today.”He (Yuvraj Singh) is available. When we finalise our XI, he is very much in our thoughts,” Moody said in the pre-match press conference here on Thursday. (Also read: Why Virat Kohli could land in big trouble)”Yuvraj Singh is a seasoned all-rounder, who brings experience to the team and can make useful contribution to the team both with bat and ball.”Sunrisers focusing on their own strengths Moody said the Sunrisers would focus on putting up a competitive performance rather than thinking too much about the performance of rival teams.”We watched all those matches. Everyone gets caught up wanting to see how other teams are performing, how other individuals are performing. But, at the end of the day, there is no point of striving about what other teams are doing on the table,” he said.”It’s important what we do. We got good run of games now.We got good rest. The guys are fresh and up. It’s fairly now in our hands how we play the second half of this competition.advertisement”SRH would be well prepared as it faces GL, who are also at the top of the table, and home side takes confidence that it won in the previous match between the two,” he added.Language barrier no problem for Mustafizur RahmanDescribing SRH’s latest bowling sensation from Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman as a wonderful guy, Moody said the language barrier in communicating with him is not a problem.”He is a wonderful guy. He has fitted into the group very well. He is a good character. He has good personality. He is a funny guy. To be fair, I think there has been a beat up about the fact that there is a language barrier. He is not fluent in English. At the end of day, we manage to communicate what needs to be communicated. Cricket is a pretty universal language,” he said.
New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) Over 100 delegates from 10 ASEAN countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – will participate in the India-ASEAN Youth Summit to be held in Bhopal from August 14-19.A statement from the India Foundation said the think tank in collaboration with the ministry of external affairs and the ministry of youth affairs and sports will organise the first- of-its-kind event.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, her deputy V K Singh, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Vijay Goel, and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be among the key speakers at the event, it said.The exercise will mark the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership in the ongoing year and also the commemorative years theme of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”.”It aptly reflects the close cultural and civilisational links that India and South East Asia have enjoyed over two millennia,” the statement said.While India?s civilisational, commercial, cultural and trade links with the region are centuries old, “renewed and revitalised” engagement with the region has come with Prime Minister Narendra Modis “Act East Policy”, it said.Noting that Modi at the 12th ASEAN-India Summit and the 9th East Asia Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, in November, 2014, had formally enunciated the Act East Policy, it said the addition of an economic vector to the Indo-ASEAN relationship has made it stronger and more sustainable.Apart from the 100 delegates from ASEAN countries, the summit will also have participation of 75 youth leaders from India.advertisementThe statement said participants will represent some of the largest institutions in their countries, including leaders from ruling as well as opposition parties, think tanks, media and universities. PTI KR KUN
India Today Web Desk MumbaiJune 25, 2019UPDATED: June 25, 2019 19:04 IST Brian Lara in a file photo (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBrian Lara was admitted to Global Hospital in Parel on TuesdayLara complained of chest pain and was rushed to the hospital as a resultLara will be in observation for a day before being dischargedBrian Lara, who was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday after complaints of chest pain, is fine. He will be in observation for a day before being discharged.West Indies batting legend Brian Lara was admitted to Global Hospital in Parel after he complained of chest pain. He underwent angiography at the hospital.Lara, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, is in Mumbai as an expert for a sports network for the 2019 Cricket Word Cup. He holds the record for the highest first-class score (501 not out) and the highest individual Test score (400 not out).From 1990 to 2007, Brian Lara played 131 Tests 11953 runs including 34 hundreds and 48 fifties. In 299 ODIs, Lara hit 10405 runs, 19 hundreds and 63 fifties.Brian Lara is 4th in the list of highest run-scorers in World Cup history. In 34 matches from 1992 to 2007, Lara scored 1225 runs including 2 hundreds and 7 fifties.Brian Lara turned 50 on May 2 and he celebrated his birthday in India.Also Read | India vs West Indies World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar trains in indoor nets sessionAlso Read | South Africa need to take inspiration from England for ODI resurgence: Jacques KallisFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Brian LaraFollow World Cup 2019 Brian Lara fine, to be discharged from hospital soonBrian Lara was admitted to a Mumbai hospital after he complained of chest pain. However, he is fine and will be discharged after being kept in observation for a day.advertisement
Mumbai: Actor Angad Bedi is impressed with young actress Janhvi Kapoor’s dedication to work, and considers her to be the most spontaneous artiste.On the film front, the actor is currently busy training for the next schedule of “Kargil Girl”, which also stars Janhvi.Angad and Janhvi began shooting for the film in April and have since then had two hectic schedules. Now the duo, who play siblings in the film, is set to shoot in Georgia.Speaking about his experience, Angad said, “Every artiste has a process. Janhvi is the most spontaneous artiste and a very respectful person.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaRecalling his first meeting with her, he shared, “It was when our director Sharan Sharma introduced us in our first reading. Sharan wanted us to have many interactions together and become family members literally.”We would rehearse together, eat together and she would spend time even with (Angad’s family) Neha and Mehr. Even before our dance rehearsals, she would take her shoes off and take blessings from the floor she would dance on…always wanting to improve and try and do each scene many times over in as many variations as possible.”