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Final World Cup squads

first_imgAll teams have announced their final 15 players for World Cup starting in Dhaka on February 19.The tournament is being hosted jointly by India, Sir Lanka and Bangladesh and first match will see India take on Bangladesh in Dhaka. The final will be held in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on April 2.The squads (final 15)India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag (vice captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth, Ashish Nehra, R Ashwin, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush ChawlaPakistan: Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Abdul Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan.Australia: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke, Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, John Hastings, Jason Krejza, David Hussey, Callum Ferguson, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Tim Paine, Steve Smith, Shaun Tait, Shane Watson, Cameron White.England: Andrew Strauss (captain), Jimmy Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Ravi Bopara, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Ajmal Shahzad, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy.South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk (wk)New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Hamish Bennett, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Luke Woodcock.advertisementWest Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Devon Thomas, Kirk Edwards, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Christopher Gayle, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith.Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Shariar Nafees, Zunaed Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hassan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riad, Abdur Razzak, Naeem Islam, Shafiul Islam, Suhrawardi Shuvo, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain.The Netherlands: Peter Borren (captain), Wesley Baressi (wk), Mudassar Bukhari, Atse Buurman, Tom Cooper, Tom de Grooth, Alexei Kervezee, Bradley Kruger, Bernard Loots, Adeel Raja, Pieter Seelaar, Eric Swarczynski, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Berend Westdijk, Bas Zuiderent. Reserves: Tom Heggleman, Andrew Hoogstraten, Muhammad KashifIreland: William Porterfield (captain), Andre Botha, Alex Cusack, Niall O’Brien (wk), Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, John Mooney, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Albert van der Merwe, Gary Wilson (wk), Andrew White, Ed Joyce. Kenya: Jimmy Kamande (captain), Seren Waters, Alex Obanda, David Obuya, Collins Obuya, Steve Tikolo, Tamnay Mishra, Rakep Patel, Maurice Ouma, Thomas Odoyo, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Elijah Otieno, Peter Ongondo, Shem Ngoche, James Ngoche.Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Regis Chakabva, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Gregory Lamb, Shingirai Masakadza, Christopher Mpofu, Raymond Price, Edward Rainsford, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams. Non-travelling reserves: Terrence Duffin, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Njabulo Ncube, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi SibandaSri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (captain and wicketkeeper), Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath.Canada: Ashish Bagai (captain and wicketkeeper), Rizwan Cheema (vice captain), Harvir Baidwan, Nitish Kumar, Hiral Patel, Tyson Gordon, Henry Osinde, John Davison, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Parth Desai, Karl Whatham, Khurram Chohan, Jimmy Hansra, Zubin Surkari, Balaji Rao. Standby: Hamza Tariqlast_img read more

Students to fight it out for 54,000 seats in Delhi University

first_imgThe race for admissions to Delhi University affiliated colleges is all set to begin from Monday when the varsity will start selling centralised forms for admission to the around 54,000 seats under the Four- Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) Students can also fill the form online on the DU’s website and make payment through e- banking. This year, the admission forms will not have the ‘ college option’ and the students will only have to fill the courses in which they want admission. Officials said there is no limit on the number of courses and students can fill as many courses as they want.The admission forms will be available at 18 centres across the Capital, including five colleges each in north and south Delhi, three each in west and east Delhi and two in central Delhi. The last date to submit the forms is June 16.Applicants will have to shell out Rs 150 for over- the- counter admission forms. The same will cost Rs 70 for SC/ ST students. They can also take the cheaper option and fill form online which will cost Rs 50 for SC/ ST and Rs 100 for the rest.The first cut- off list will be out on June 24 after which the admission process will begin.Students eligible for admission under first list can submit the fees and documents till 1 pm on June 26. There will be five cut- off lists in general category and more lists will come only if seats are vacant in any college. ” The 10th cut- off list, which will also be the final cut- off, will be issued on July 21,” Dean of Students Welfare, DU, J. M. Khurana said.advertisementDU aspirants have been attending open house counselling for admissions. On Saturday, the last open house session of the Delhi University was attended by over 2,000 students.”Only two days are left for the process to begin so students had a lot of queries. We have made all the arrangements for ensuring smooth admission season,” Khurana said.In an attempt to make the admission process smoother, the Delhi University has done away with additional eligibility criteria, earlier set by individual colleges at their own level. ” There will no additional criteria for admission to any course or college. All colleges will follow the same criteria system,” he said.Another major change in the admission process this year is that students will be eligible to use the marks obtained in vocational subjects in Class XII to calculate their best of four marks based on which they will get admission to colleges. “Vocational subjects can be included to calculate aggregate, but 10 per cent of the maximum marks will be deducted from the marks obtained in the vocational subject while calculating best of four,” DU joint-dean of students’s welfare and media coordinator Malay Neerav said.The university also launched an Android- based mobile application using which students can not only get admission related information, but also fill their admission forms on their mobiles.The DU officials advised students to fill in the actual marks obtained in the admission form and leave it to colleges to deduct or add marks. As the forms are centralised, there will be no sale of forms at individual college level, except for those candidates applying under sports and extracurricular activities categories.As the Delhi University admission procedure for various undergraduate courses starts from June 2, traffic advisory has been issued to manage the crowd.Visitors have been asked to use public transport and avoid getting their own vehicles as there will be limited space for parking and only vehicles with valid University stickers will be allowed entry.The vehicular movement will also be restricted from Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station to Delhi School of Economics on Chhatra Marg and on GTB Khalsa Road (North Campus) from 9 am to 2 pm (except on Sunday-June 8 and 15).last_img read more

Jerwin Ancajas, Michael Dasmariñas, Vic Saludar share spotlight as Boxers of the Year

first_imgWintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving The 27-year-old Ancajas successfully defended his belt three times last year, which began with a 10th round stoppage of Israel Gonzalez. He then, followed it up with a lopsided decision over compatriot Jonas Sultan in May before settling for a split draw against Alejandro Santiago of Mexico in September.“Getting another opportunity to be named as one of the Boxers of the Year is a big achievement for me,” said Ancajas, who received the distinction for the third straight time, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAncajas shared the limelight with Saludar, who captured the WBO minimumweight belt last July when beat Japanese fighter Ryuya Yamanaka in Kobe, Japan, and Dasmariñas, who is bound for a world title shot.Dasmariñas also won the IBO crown last year after knocking out Frenchman Karim Guerfi in the fourth round. Boxers of the Year Vic Saludar, left, Jerwin Ancajas, middle, and Michael Dasmariñas raise their awards during the 19th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards at Okada Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine boxing’s best led by Jerwin Ancajas, Vic Saludar and Michael Dasmariñas were feted in the 19th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards Banquet of Champions Monday night at Okada Manila in Parañaque City.Ancajas, the IBF super flyweight champion, Saludar, the WBO minimumweight titleholder, and Dasmariñas, the International Boxing Organization bantamweight champion, took center stage as they received the evening’s top honor as Boxers of the Year for 2018.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants The 19-year-old Martin, who hails from Lagawe, Ifugao, owns an undefeated record of 12 wins, 11 of which by knockout. He won the WBO Oriental Youth and WBA Asia bantamweight belts last year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Avery Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I’m very happy to be recognized with Filipino world champions as Boxer of the Year,” said Dasmariñas.The 26-year-old Dasmariñas proved he’s worthy of that honor after earning an IBF bantamweight world title shot following a unanimous decision victory over compatriot Kenny Demecillo on Saturday.Boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao was also given an Award of Distinction as an Elorde Hall of Famer as well as Donnie Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion, and four-division titleholder Nonito Donaire Jr. Pacquiao’s best friend and longtime cornerman Buboy Fernandez was recognized as Best Trainer.Other awardees include amateur boxing stars Rogen Ladon and Nesthy Petecio, who were named Best Male Boxer and Best Female Boxer, respectively while rising bantamweight Carl Jammes Martin was cited as Most Promising Boxer.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

US Open 2019: Roger Federer Crashes Out as Grigor Dimitrov Wins 5-Set Marathon

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. US Open 2019, Live score and Updates, Roger Federer vs Grigor Dimitrov: Grigor Dimitrov stepped out of Roger Federer’s shadow on Tuesday to claim a spot in the U.S. Open semi-finals with a shock 3-6 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 win over the wounded Swiss.Coming into the US Open, the 78th ranked Dimitrov, dubbed “Baby Fed” because of the similarities between his game and Federer’s, did not look much of a threat, posting just one win from his last eight matches. But the Bulgarian, who had been ranked as high as number three, has found some form on the New York hardcourts and claimed his first win in eight meetings with the 20-times Grand Slam winner. Federer looked razor sharp to start the match but was not able to maintain his usual high level against the gritty Bulgarian. The turning point came in the fourth set, Dimitrov fighting off five break points to win the set and level match at 2-2.Before the start of the fifth set Federer called for the trainer, who, after a brief conversation with the 38-year-old, escorted him off the court for a medical time out to deal with an apparent back problem. When play resumed Dimitrov seized his chance, breaking Federer to open the fifth and then a second time with the Swiss unable to mount any defence as the Bulgarian went on to claim the biggest win of his career.Semifinal feels ☺@GrigorDimitrov | #USOpen pic.twitter.com/rIYfHGF98j— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2019 Before this match, Federer was 6-0 against Dimitrov on hard courts. Dimitrov will now go into his first semifinal against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka in the other quarterfinal, to also reach his first semis.Medvedev Reaches First SemisMedvedev, meanwhile, advanced to his first Grand Slam semi-final Tuesday at the US Open by defeating three-time major winner Wawrinka.Fifth seed Medvedev’s 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 triumph sent him into a Friday matchup against the later winner between Bulgaria’s 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov and 38-year-old Federer, owner of a record 20 Grand Slam titles.”I’m really happy to be in my first semi-final,” Medvedev said. Medvedev struggled with a sore left quadriceps muscle that had him think about quitting the match in the first set. “Before the match I was feeling perfect. In the first set I think I pulled my quadriceps,” Medvedev said. “I had a really big pain in my quadriceps and thought I wasn’t going to continue the match.”Medvedev took a medical timeout and had the area taped and took a painkiller. “In the fourth set, I started feeling the painkiller and started moving better,” he said. “For sure I hope to be ready for the semis.”Medvedev, at 23, becomes the youngest US Open semi-finalist since Novak Djokovic in 2010 and Russia’s first Slam semi-finalist since Mikhail Youzhny at the 2010 US Open.Ruthless Serena Rolls onSerena Williams earned her 100th win at the US Open on Tuesday with a brutal 44-minute demolition of Wang Qiang, firing an ominous warning to rivals in her pursuit of record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.Six-time US Open champion Williams dismantled Chinese 18th seed Wang 6-1, 6-0 in a complete mismatch that was the quickest at this year’s tournament to set up a semi-final clash with Ukrainian trailblazer Elina Svitolina.”Wow, wow,” said Williams, who brought up a century of US Open wins to move to within one of the all-time leader Chris Evert.”It’s really unbelievable, literally. From when I first started here, I think I was 16, I didn’t think I would ever get to 100. I didn’t think I would still be out here.”Williams, who is seeking a 24th major title to match Margaret Court’s longstanding record, smacked 25 winners against first-time Slam quarter-finalist Wang, who failed to hit a single one.The 27-year-old Wang had not lost a set during her best Slam run that included a defeat of reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty in the last 16, but she was powerless to stop a Williams onslaught at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Federer vs Grigor DimitrovGrigor DimitrovMedvedevNew York First Published: September 4, 2019, 7:18 AM ISTlast_img read more

Indian bowlers skittle out defensive Sri Lanka for 205

first_imgBy Kushan Sarkar Nagpur, Nov 24 (PTI) Skipper Virat Kohlis decision to play only four specialist bowlers was vindicated as India bundled out a defensive Sri Lanka for a paltry 205 on the opening day of the second cricket Test, here today. At stumps, India were 11 for 1 with KL Rahul (7) back in the pavilion, being played on to a Lahiru Gamage delivery. With no demons on a sporting track where stroke-play wasn?t too difficult, the visitors never got going as spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (4/67) and Ravindra Jadeja (3/56) along with comeback-man Ishant Sharma (3/37) shared the spoils. After the completion of first innings, Ashwin now has 296 wickets in his 54th Test. He will get another innings in this game plus the Delhi Test to get the remaining four scalps and break Dennis Lillees (56 Test) record fastest to 300 wickets. Sri Lanka were 160 for four at one stage during the final session looking good enough to stage a fightback before a batting collapse saw them lose six wickets for only 45 runs. Their batsmen were ultra-defensive in their approach during the first session on a Jamtha track which had good bounce and carry but was far from the menacing green-top that was on offer at the Eden Gardens during the first Test match. The lack of intent to get going in the second and third sessions affected their performance with only skipper Dinesh Chandimal (57) looked like in control till he was at the crease. The other batsman with notable contribution was opener Dimuth Karunaratne, who was twice lucky in the first session — being dropped once and stumped off a no-ball another time, but still he could not fully capitalize on the reprieves getting out for 51 in the post-lunch session. The immensely talented Niroshan Dickwella (24) committed hara-kiri when things were starting to look up during the post tea-session. He tried to whip Jadeja through mid-wicket and the ball ballooned up for Ishant to take a simple catch at mid-off. The trio of Ishant, Ashwin and Jadeja did not bowl anything exceptional but their unwavering consistency saw the Lankans buckle under pressure. The best delivery undoubtedly was the one that Ashwin got Dasun Shanaka (2) with. Ashwin had previous bowled an off- break that made him uncomfortable and then fired an angular delivery that looked more like a leg-break clipping the off- stump. Ishant, who normally bowls back of the length mixed it up with good full length deliveries that got him the wickets while Jadeja?s armers proved to be very effective. He was instrumental in dislodging the stodgy Karunaratne, who had by then already played 147 deliveries, hitting six boundaries. His skipper Chandimal would have expected Karunaratne to help him in conjure a bigger partnership than the 62 runs that they added for the fourth wicket. Ishant finally sent the dogged Karunaratne back with a delivery that looked to have straightened after pitching. Karunaratne went for DRS but the replays showed that the delivery would have hit the off-stump. Chandimal showed more intent than his teammates to get the scoreboard moving, hitting four boundaries and a down the ground six off Jadeja. Courtesy Chandimal, Sri Lanka managed to score 104 runs in 32 overs during the post-lunch session, losing a couple of wickets. All the hardwork was undone in the post tea session after Dickwella?s dismissal. It also affected Chandimal?s confidence as he was not the same player again. Opting to bat, opener Sadeera Samarawickrama (13) and one down Lahiru Thirimanne (9) were out during the first session, where the visiting team went into a shell with a safety-first ploy in the 27 overs bowled during the period. Ishant, playing his first Test since the home series against Australia, bowled his customary back of the length stuff with an occasional fuller delivery. He set up opener Samarawickrama with a delivery that was on fifth stump. The right handed opener rightly left it but the very next delivery was fuller, angled in at a drivable length. The batsman took the bait and the thick outside edge was pouched by Cheteshwar Pujara at first slip. The seasoned Thirimanne was in a defensive mode from the start as his 58-ball stay at the crease would suggest. So intent he was on defending that he tried to play an ugly sweep shot to a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery that hardly turned and missed the line completely to get bowled. PTI KHS AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Former 5-Star WR, No. 1 Recruit Demetris Robertson Announces Transfer

first_imgA general view of Cal's football field.BERKELEY, CA – NOVEMBER 13: A general view taken from the hill overlooking the California Memorial Stadium during the Oregon Ducks game against the California Golden Bears at on November 13, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Demetris Robertson, the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2016 class, took to Twitter this morning to announce some surprising news. He’s decided to transfer out of California’s program.The former five-star recruit surprised many when he decided to commit to Cal back in 2016. He totaled 837 yards and 7 touchdowns through two seasons with the team.Robertson announced his transfer decision with a statement on Twitter.“Due to personal matters, I’ve decided not to continue my education and football career at UC Berkeley. I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, staff, student body, and so many others for their ongoing support and consideration of my personal matters,” he wrote.The full statement can be seen below:pic.twitter.com/RsBj29HIJD— Demetris Robertson (@d_rob4) June 21, 2018Robertson, a Georgia native, was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school in 2016.The five-star wide receiver was ranked the No. 1 overall wideout and No. 13 overall recruit in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.last_img read more

ESPN Releases New Top 25 Following USC’s Upset Win

first_imgUSC cheerleaders during a football game.LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 16: Cheerleaders of the USC Trojans perform on the sidelines during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 16, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)ESPN’s Football Power Index has updated its top 25 rankings following USC’s upset win over Utah in Los Angeles on Friday night.Clay Helton’s team got a much-needed win on Friday evening, taking down the Utes at home.ESPN’s computer model has updated its rankings following Utah’s upset loss.Here’s the latest top 25:AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaLSUOhio StateNotre DameOklahomaOregonAuburnWisconsinFloridaPenn StateTexas A&MUCFMichiganMichigan StateWashingtonTexasMiamiMissouriUSCIowaMississippi StateOklahoma StateUtahThe top 25 should look a lot different on Sunday morning, too.Week 4 features several games between top 25 teams, including Michigan-Wisconsin, Texas-Oklahoma State and Georgia-Notre Dame.last_img read more

Sprint sensation Hima Das juggling between training and board exams in Assam

first_img Press Trust of India GuwahatiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 17:21 IST Hima Das is shuttling between her home and Guwahati’s Sports Authority of India hostels (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHima Das is the reigning world junior champion in 400mHima’s board exams began on February 12 and will go on till the middle of MarchThe Assam sprinter was conferred with the Arjuna Award by the Indian government last yearShe has been scorching the track with one record after another but India’s new sprint sensation Hima Das doesn’t want to be left behind in studies either and is juggling between training and board exams these days.The transformation of Hima, the reigning world junior champion in 400m, into a top quartermiler has been nothing short of phenomenal considering that she has already run sub 51 seconds at only 19 years of age and that too after a dozen competitive races since late 2016.The sprinter from Assam’s Kandhulimari village in Nagaon district became a star overnight and kept improving her timing through the last year, culminating in a national record time of 50.79 seconds while winning silver in the Asian Games.But, just like any other youngster she realises the need to have educational degrees. She is currently appearing for her class 12 exams under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council.”I am looking at some major tournaments in 2019 and I am trying to focus on my training along with taking examination,” Hima told PTI from Guwahati.Hima’s board exams began on February 12 and will go on till the middle of March. She is not staying at her native village to appear for the examination at nearby Dhing College. She is shuttling between her home and Guwahati’s Sports Authority of India hostels, which is 120kms away.”I have made my schedule in such a way that whenever I am getting time from studies, I do my training,” said Hima, the only Indian woman to have won a track and field gold at the world level.advertisementHima’s next paper is on Saturday (February 16) and she will come back home from Guwahati on the evening of Friday, her cousin Bijoy Das said.”She came on the evening of February 11, appeared for her first paper the next morning and left home for Guwahati in the afternoon just after the examination is over,” Bijoy said.”She told us she will come on Friday evening again for her second paper and then again go back to Guwahati for training. Her parents have no objection, they have left it to her what she wants to do. Of course, they want her to have some educational qualification also,” he added.Hima’s father Ranjit Das has a two bigha plot of land and mother Junali is a housewife. The small piece of land is the only source of income for a family of six. She is the eldest of four siblings, with two younger sisters and one younger brother.The athletics season starts next month with the Federation Cup National Championships, which will serve as the selection trial for the Asian Championships (April 21-14), at Patiala from March 15 to 18.Asked how Hima will appear for the papers as well participate in the Nationals, Bijoy said, “Her exams end before the Nationals so it should not be a problem.”Though still young, Hima is already a well-known sportsperson in Assam and she was made the sports ambassador of the state last year, besides being showered with several other honours. She was also conferred with the Arjuna Award by the Indian government last year.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 Hima Das Sprint sensation Hima Das juggling between training and board exams in AssamHima Das realises the need to have educational degrees and is currently appearing for her class 12 exams under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: New Zealand were braver than us and they deserved to win, says Virat Kohli

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 21:09 IST Virat Kohli was removed by Trent Boult for 1 early in 240 chase. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli praised New Zealand for keeping their calm in a tense World Cup semi-final at Old TraffordIndia lost by 18 runs despite a heroic 77 by Ravindra Jadeja and a solid 50 by MS DhoniNew Zealand will now face either of Australia or England in the final at Lord’s on July 14Virat Kohli doffed his hat to New Zealand after India lost a thrilling semi-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday to be knocked out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Chasing 240, India folded for 221 despite a heroic 77 from Ravindra Jadeja.India lost their second successive World Cup semi-final while New Zealand qualified for their second successive World Cup final. At the end, India’s middle-order was exposed after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul failed together for the first time in the 2019 World Cup.Virat Kohli had led from the front with 5 successive half-centuries in the World Cup but he was done in by Trent Boult in overcast conditions. Ravindra Jadeja hit 77 and MS Dhoni hit 50 to keep India in the game but once they departed, it was the endgame for the Indians.Virat Kohli said India were good in the first half of the game which was played across two days thanks to the rain. India’s bowlers did well to keep New Zealand to 239 for 8 but their batsmen fell short on the reserve day.”The first half, we were very, very good. We got what we needed at that point. We thought we had restricted New Zealand to a chaseable score but the way they come out with the ball was what made the difference,” Virat Kohli said at the post match presentation ceremony.Virat Kohli lauded New Zealand’s bowlers for their skillset and also heaped praise on Jadeja for a memorable knock under pressure.”I think it was the skill level on display was there for all to see.advertisement”Jadeja had a really good couple of games and it’s his performances that are a huge positive. New Zealand deserve it, they put us under more pressure,” he said.Virat Kohli rued the shot selection by his batsmen and said New Zealand deserved to win because they soaked in the pressure better.”At times, I think our shot-selection could have been better. Really proud of the way we competed throughout the tournament.”As I said, come the knockouts, New Zealand were braver than us and deserve to win,” Kohli said.Also Read | India’s World Cup dream over, New Zealand storm into finalAlso Read | That Sir is bits and pieces for you: Fans pay tribute to Ravindra Jadeja for valiant knockAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Virat Kohli Next commentary No data available! World Cup 2019: New Zealand were braver than us and they deserved to win, says Virat KohliIndia vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 semi-final: Virat Kohli said New Zealand deserved to win the semi-final because they were braver and rued the poor shot selection by his batsmen. view more view less graphs advertisement scorecardlast_img read more

Charges laid after fireworks fired at Justice For Our Stolen Children camp

first_imgAPTN NewsRegina Police have charged a man after fireworks were shot at the “Justice For Our Stolen Children” camp over the weekend.The incident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.Police were called to Wascana Park in Regina after reports that a man got out car and “discharged” the roman candle, which shot multiple flammable projectiles toward the protest camp” before driving off.Brent Holland, 25, of Yorkton, Saskatchewan has been charged with assault with a weapon, mischief, uttering threats and arson with disregard for human life.Police say no one was hurt.A spokesperson for the camp says the incident was alarming but the “injustices of Indigenous people and toward our children as a result of our government structures is far more worrisome.”The “Justice for our Stolen Children” camp was set up to draw attention to systemic injustice and racism in Canada.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

PM says Parliament will go live on TV

He said that Parliamentarians must not give priority for other work and put attending Parliament as least important. The Prime Minister said that the public will then be able to know who is attending Parliament and who is not. Speaking at a workshop in Parliament today, the Prime Minister said that Parliamentarians should also allocate time to meet the public on days other than when Parliament convenes.He said that if Parliamentarians are unable to attend Parliament then the best place for them is the library. (Colombo Gazette) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Parliament proceedings will be broadcast live on television from next year.He said that the relevant authorities are looking into broadcasting Parliament proceedings live and this will somehow be done from next year. read more

In Nicaragua Annan says economic development is key to stability

Speaking to the press after their meeting on Thursday, Mr. Annan said that 80 per cent of his discussion with the President was on the vision for economic development of Nicaragua and what the UN and its agencies would do to help. “I have indicated to the President that the UN agencies here are doing what they can, but we will redouble our efforts to work with the President and the Government and we have discussed some specific things that we will be doing,” Mr. Annan said. “We are committed and in fact we know that peace is not sustainable if you do not deal with the economic and social environment.” Looking ahead to next week’s International Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico, the Secretary-General said he expected the poorest countries to come there prepared to participate fully. “We will be discussing issues of great concern to them, and their voices must be heard,” he stressed, adding that the forum would focus on effective and credible debt relief and the involvement of poor nations in decisions affecting the global economy and its management. “We will also talk about corruption, the need for developing countries to get their act together, strengthen their institutions and tackle corruption very seriously,” Mr. Annan said. While noting that he did not mean to imply that corruption “is all on the side of the poor,” he emphasized that there was a need to “tackle corruption quite seriously.” The Secretary-General’s programme on Friday included a tour of a water supply and sanitation project, supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union, which had been set up to address the needs of some 15,000 people following the effects of Hurricane Mitch. Mr. Annan visited the site with his wife, Nane, who is working on a new children’s book on the world’s water problems. Highlighting the importance of the project, Mrs. Annan noted that a billion people in the world did not have access to safe drinking water while two billion lacked proper sanitation. “You know what that means,” she said, “and you have done something about it.” The Secretary-General is scheduled to leave Nicaragua on Friday for an official visit to Costa Rica over the weekend. read more

Annan condemns intensifying attacks in Kabul after 16 killed in blast

Reacting to a deadly blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan decried the trend towards intensified attacks in the war-ravaged country.“The Secretary-General has learned with great concern about the explosion in Kabul today that claimed the lives of up to 16 people and wounded dozens more, the vast majority of them civilians,” a UN spokesman said in a statement. The statement noted “an increasing number of such attacks” in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan over recent months.“The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms these acts, which reflect an inexcusable disregard for the value of human life and only serve to undermine the country’s transition,” the spokesman said. read more

Harper warns of unforeseen consequences if US fails to avoid fiscal cliff

Harper warns of unforeseen consequences if U.S. fails to avoid fiscal cliff AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 19, 2012 6:00 pm MDT OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper says if President Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers can’t find a solution to the looming fiscal cliff it could spark other unforeseen economic woes.Harper told a Canada-United States business forum in Ottawa on Monday that he hopes “reasonable people” can come to a solution now that the election south of the border is over.“To the extent I hear some people talking about a bungee cord, I think that kind of talk is foolish,” Harper said.“If you go over a cliff, you can’t be sure what will happen next. Like we saw with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, how a single major event can trigger a series of events that’s very hard to pull back from.”The fiscal cliff refers to the combination of imminent spending cuts and tax increases due to take effect Jan. 1 that could push the fragile U.S. economy back into recession, dragging Canada’s along with it.Harper also lauded American entrepreneurship, saying it would be the driving force that would one day allow the world’s largest economy to overcome its current economic problems.But not, he added, without some government support.“This is still at its heart, the most entrepreneurial, dynamic, developed economy in the world,” Harper said.“My sense is that if it could be given any kind of stability, not just for the next two months, but for the next few years that the energy of the business community in the United States is just looking for the opportunity to get growth going again.”Harper said he doesn’t think the U.S. economy can reach the heights of a decade ago, but it can improve over the situation of the last few years of the economic downturn.Harper’s optimism was reflected in the North American stock markets, which rallied Monday amid hope that divided U.S. politicians can come together and agree on a budget deal.Concerns began to ease Friday after Obama met with congressional leaders. Republicans and Democrats emerged striking a noticeably more conciliatory tone.“I am confident we can get our fiscal situation dealt with,” Obama added Sunday.Added Harper: “I know most of these people. They should be able to come to some kind of agreement of what to do about Jan. 1.”Harper was speaking in a question-and-answer session in front of an audience of hundreds of business leaders from both countries. His questioner was Scotty Greenwood, a senior adviser with the organization hosting the event, the Canadian-American Business Council.Greenwood offhandedly asked Harper what his biggest complaint is about the U.S.Harper’s response echoed that of virtually every country that does business in Washington: the U.S. doesn’t pay enough attention to Canada.Harper made clear that he understands the U.S. has obligations that extend across the globe. read more

Niklas Ekberg close to joining THW Kiel

← Previous Story After 11 years in Lada, Maria Sidorova joins Zvezda Zvenigorod Next Story → Kim Andersson joining HSV Hamburg? ag kobenhavnagkEkbergKielkieler nachrichtenthwTHW Kiel As the Kieler Nachrichten reports, Niklas Ekberg is in very intense communication with the THW Kiel management regarding a possible transfer to the Schleswig-Holstein club. The right-wing found himself without a club following the Olympics due to the bankrupt of AG Kobenhavn, and now seeks a new club. The 23-year old was the Olympics top scorer with 50 goals, and won the Silver medal with Sweden.source: kn-online.de read more

Argentina series win for Ireland as Madigan and Zebo add garnish

first_imgIRELAND: Rob Kearney; Andrew Trimble, Fergus McFadden, Darren Cave (Noel Reid), Simon Zebo; Jonny Sexton (Ian Madigan), Eoin Reddan (Kieran Marmion); Dave Kilcoyne (Jack McGrath), Rory Best (Rob Herring), Mike Ross (James Cronin); Devin Toner (Iain Henderson), Paul O’Connell (capt.); Rhys Ruddock, Chris Henry (Jordi Murphy), Jamie Heaslip.ARGENTINA: Joaquin Tuculet; Lucas González Amorosino, Jerónimo de la Fuente, Gabriel Ascarate, Manuel Montero; Nicolás Sánchez, Martín Landajo; Lucas Noguera Paz, Matías Cortese, Ramiro Herrera; Manuel Carizza, Tomas Lavanini; Rodrigo Baez, Tomás de la Vega, Antonio Ahualli de Chazal.As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd TestRussell Crowe could be about to lose his star player to Leinster Argentina 17Ireland 23IRELAND WON THEIR first ever series in Argentina after upping their game after the break for the second week running. Trailing 10-9 at the switch-around, Joe Schmidt’s men used their dominant set-piece to set up attacking platforms, with Simon Zebo and Ian Madigan breaking the Puma lines to seal the second Test in Tucuman.With the Irish line-out and scrum purring, Ireland went 6-0 ahead and soon had a man advantage as Matías Cortese was binned for tackling without his arms. For the second week running, Ireland failed to make the numbers count. Instead, Andrew Trimble saw yellow for tackling Jerónimo de la Fuente off the ball and thrilling fullback Joaquin Tuculet cut inside to finish off a 90-metre counter-attack for a converted try.Sexton tagged on a 31st minute penalty for his side but captain Paul O’Connell instructed him to kick for the corner just before the break. It almost led to another Argentine try on the break, following a spill from the otherwise impressive Rhys Ruddock.Schmidt responded to his team’s lack of forward momentum by throwing on Iain Henderson for Devin Toner at the break. Sexton missed an early second half penalty before Ireland, winning their 14th line-out in a row, worked a nice move and Eoin Reddan popped a pass for Zebo to latch on, cut inside and dot down.vine.co/v/MIKt1dnqOOI Madigan replaced Sexton with 16 minutes left on the clock but missed a penalty left and wide so, at 16-10, it remained a one-score game. James Cronin and Jack McGrath were keeping up their end of the scrummaging bargain, off the bench, and Darren Cave went close after receiving an offload from the rampaging Ruddock.Madigan was instructed to hit the corner with 10 minutes to play and Ireland put together 14 phases of a 5m line-out claim before Madigan, as his his attacking wont, found the gap to score the match-winner. Test debuts arrived for Rob Herring and Noel Reid before Gonzalez Amorosino dived over for a converted consolation try.Two wins from two and a first series win in Argentina but, as Schmidt noted post-match, ‘the set-piece saved us’. The tour has been positive for the likes of Henderson, Robbie Diack, Ruddock, Cave and Zebo while experienced players such as Andrew Trimble and Jamie Heaslip look in need of a well-earned rest.last_img read more

Gastroentérite fin de lépidémie en France

first_imgGastro-entérite : fin de l’épidémie en FranceFrance – Selon le dernier bulletin du réseau Sentinelles publié hier, l’épidémie de gastro-entérite serait terminée.Le seuil épidémique de la gastro-entérite étant de 183 cas pour 100.000 habitants, l’épidémie a touché à sa fin, avec dans la semaine du 5 au 11 avril, 161 cas pour 100.000 habitants. Seules cinq régions seraient toujours dans une phase épidémique : au cours de la semaine du 5 au 11 avril, le Languedoc-Roussillon a connu 424 cas pour 100.000 habitants, la Corse 320, la Franche-Comté 264, la Bretagne 228 et la Lorraine 199 cas.L’âge médian des patients était de 27 ans. Un premier bilan de l’épidémie sera publié la semaine prochaine.Le 15 avril 2010 à 15:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Startup Plans to Sell Mobile Phone Packed With Tech for Around 20000

first_imgApril 25, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read A British-Israeli startup plans to sell a mobile phone from next month that will offer users unprecedented levels of technology and security — and retail for close to $20,000.Sirin Labs AG said on Monday it had raised $72 million in private funds to launch the device, which would be aimed at executives. It plans to open its first store, in London’s Mayfair, in May.”(Our) smartphone … brings the most advanced technology available — even if it is not commercially available — and combining it with almost military-grade security,” said Sirin co-founder and president Moshe Hogeg.The phone will be based on the Android operating system and run otherwise unspecified technology two to three years in advance of the mass market, he said.Hogeg told Reuters the phone would sell for less than $20,000.He believes thousands of executives in the United States and Europe will pay that sort of price, since the cost of being hacked could be more expensive in terms of information lost.Hogeg put the value of the global luxury phone market at about $1.1 billion, a fraction of total mobile phone sales. Most top end phones sold are more for status — regular phones with gold and diamonds.Britain’s Vertu sells phones in that category from $10,000 to $300,000, while Apple’s iPhone 5 Black Diamond sold for $15.3 million.Sirin’s financing came from Israeli venture capital fund Singulariteam — which Hogeg co-founded and included backing from Kazakh investor Kenges Rakishev — and Chinese social networking company Renren.The idea for the startup came about after Rakishev’s phone was hacked in 2013. He asked Hogeg why he couldn’t find a mobile phone that would ensure privacy and why new technology seen in tech shows and publications was not available in consumer devices.”There were no good solutions that combined high-end technologies with maximum security,” Hogeg said.(By Steven Scheer; Editing by John Stonestreet) This story originally appeared on Reuters Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more