The ruling Peoples Democratic Party in J&K is preparing its cadre for a ‘virtual’ war of narratives, emanating in and outside the State. It has approached Delhi and Mumbai-based consultancies to groom its young cadre on the social media tools “to generate a positive narrative on Kashmir”.A Delhi-based information technology firm trained 16 PDP workers this month in the national capital on the use of social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.“The social media is a reality and has largely influenced the real world. We are a young State with youth population up to 69%, which is social media-driven generation. We, as government as well as a party, are encouraging youth to get training and attend workshops for social media sensitisation,” PDP youth wing president and J&K Sports Council secretary Waheed Parra told The Hindu.The party says the efforts are neither aimed “to create any trolls nor out to do perceptions management” in Kashmir but “create positivity”. It is planning to groom youth under the age of 30 in all districts of the State.“The government has its arms to manage perceptions. We do not intend to enter that space. The idea is that in today’s information society, the youth should use the social media rather than end up getting used by it,” said Mr. Parra.The party and the government, Mr. Parra said, was also worried by “a huge campaign across the country to project Kashmir as violent”.“We want the world to know about good stories happening here. We want them to know our views too,” said Mr. Parra. Our leaders will tweet and retweet every positive story emanating from here, he added.The party is also aiming at reaching out at the grassroots level in the constituencies. These trained youth leaders will highlight government projects at the constituency level and seek people’s feedback on issues facing them. It is identifying youth in different fields such as sports, education, arts.“These people need to learn positive use of the social media,” said the PDP leader.
PDP prepares its cadre for ‘virtual’ battlefield
Govind Gaude calls himself ‘tiger’, alliance partners ‘dogs’
The rift between two ministers in the Manohar Parrikar-led government grew wider on Sunday. Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude, an Independent, used veiled invectives while referring to ruling ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) members, and likened himself to a “tiger who does not bother about shouting dogs”. Mr. Gaude, who belongs to the Scheduled Tribe community, also said that the MGP, especially its top leaders, including his Cabinet colleague and Public Works Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, would lead the people of Goa to “hell”.“All these dogs are barking behind my back. But I challenge them to do it in front of me. I am a tiger and so they bark from a distance,” he said on the MGP’s demand that Mr. Parrikar should drop him from the Cabinet for verbally abusing Mr. Dhavalikar at a Cabinet meeting on January 17. The exchange in the Chief Minister’s presence attracted wider attention, with eyewitnesses claiming that the ministers almost came to blows.While the MGP gave a four-day ultimatum to Mr. Parrikar to drop Mr.Gaude for his behaviour, he claimed that the MGP was exaggerating and that he did not abuse Mr. Dhavalikar. Mr. Gaude said he is being targeted because he won from the Assembly constituency of Priol in 2017, which was formerly represented by the MGP. “The MGP is afraid of me because I have done a lot of development in Priol,” he said.
EOW files FIR against GCA chief in fraud case
Panaji, Jun 4 (PTI) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Goa Police has filed an FIR against Goa Cricket Associations President Chetan Dessai and two other office bearers in connection with a fraud of Rs 3.13 crore in two separate cases.The FIR was filed yesterday after GCAs life member Vilas Desai complained against Dessai, associations secretary Vinod Phadke and treasurer Akbar Mulla for forging the signatures and opening bank accounts to siphon of money.The police complaint mentions that the accounts were opened by all the three accused between October 23, 2006 and May 23, 2008 when they were not holding official positions.The GCA was then headed by Dayanand Narvekar, while Dessai was its secretary and Phadke was its treasurer.The police complaint mentions that Chetan Dessai, Phadke and Mulla hatched a criminal conspiracy by impersonating and posing as President, Secretary and Treasurer of GCA.”They prepared forged and fake documents as well as resolution of GCA and submitted it to Development Credit Bank to open an account. The alleged accused then encashed the cheque of Rs 2.87 crore given by Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) to GCA,” the complaint said.In the same complaint, Dessai has said all three accused forged signatures and withdrew money from Federal Bank by posing as some unknown person and withdrew Rs 26 lakh on the pretext of making payment to a sports goods manufacturing company Hako Enterprise.Police have registered case under section 408, 409 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating my impersonation), 463, 464, 468 (forged document), 471 (fraud), 420 (cheating) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code. PTI COR DK AMS SREadvertisement
2nd ODI HIGHLIGHTS: How MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar pulled off a great escape for India
Hello and welcome to our Live Coverage of the second One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka at Dambulla. (Live Scorecard)India Innings:23.38 IST: India (231/7) beat Sri Lanka (236/8) by 3 wickets via D/L, take 2-0 lead in five-match series. Bhuvneshwar 53*, Dhoni 45*, Dananjaya 6/54 What a victory for India this is. Something that they will cheer for avery long time. Not many would believe it if you tell them, Indiastarted the chase in a stunning manner with Rohit and Dhawan motoringalong quite well. They raises 109 and it seemed like this match isheading towards one side. But, a young Akila Dananjaya changed thecomplexion of the game. He ran through the star-studded batting line-upand claimed a 6-fer in his first game against the Indians. From 109-0 to 131-7 was the collapse that the Indians had. There were literally onthe mat to say the least.23.36 IST: Fernando to Dhoni, WIDE! A WIDE TO SETTLE IT! What a match this has turned out to be. Short anddown the leg side, Dhoni looks to pull but isn’t able to do so.Dickwella takes it by moving to his left. INDIA WIN BY 3 WICKETS! And acustomary handshakes follow.2nd ODI. It’s all over! India won by 3 wickets (DLS) https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201723.31 IST: BRILLIANT BHUVI! Bhuvneshwar scores his maiden fifty in just 77 balls. He is only the second Indian player after Madan Lal to score a half-century in Tests or ODIs. IND need just 5 more runs from 21 ballsadvertisement23.24 IST: Chameera to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR! ends the 42nd over in style. IND need 14 from 30 balls 2nd ODI. 41.6: D Chameera to B Kumar (47), 4 runs, 217/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201723.20 IST: Chameera to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR! Easily done! Sri Lanka have their hands on their heads. Back of a length delivery, it’s a pacy delivery. Kumar gets inside the line and helps it fine down the leg side to pick up a boundary. Pressure straightaway on Sri Lanka. IND NEED 20 from 34 BALLS2nd ODI. 41.2: D Chameera to B Kumar (42), 4 runs, 211/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201723.12 IST: Dananjaya to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries by Bhuvi off Dananjaya takes India past 200. IND need 30 from 42 balls 32 balls – The longest Bhuvneshwar Kumar has batted in an ODI match before today: vs South Africa at Indore, 14-10-2015.#IndvsSL#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 20172nd ODI. 39.5: A Dananjaya to B Kumar (36), 4 runs, 201/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201723.12 IST: Dananjaya to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR! What a shot that is! Dananjaya drops it short and outside off, Kumar rocks back and punches it through extra cover. He times it well which beats Malinga in the deep. Bhuvneshwar is taking the pressure off Dhoni in style. IND need 34 from 44 23.11 IST: Wrecker-in-chief Akila Dananjaya is back in the attack now for Sri Lanka. He has two more overs left.23.04 IST: SIX! Bhuvneshwar smacks Siriwardana for an 87-metre SIX and takes everyone by surprise. Tonk! He’s nailed it. Floats it up outside off, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets down on one knee and nails to slog sweep. Gets a good chunk of wood behind it as it sails over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum. IND need 42 from 54 ballsThat was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fourth six for India in his international career. He has one in Tests and now three in ODIs!#SLvInd#IndvsSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 20172nd ODI. 37.3: M Siriwardana to B Kumar (24), 6 runs, 187/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201722.51 IST: LUCKY DHONI! That’s so unfortunate for Sri Lanka. Length delivery on middle, Dhoni gets across to tuck it away but the ball goes off the pads and rolls back on the stumps. It hits it, but much to Dhoni’s delight the bails didn’t come off. It stays as it is. The Lankans can’t believe it and so do we.22.46 IST: Dhoni (28*) and Bhuvneshwar (10*) have added 37 runs from 67 balls so far for the eighth wicket. India 168/7 in 33 overs, need 63 more from 84 balls.Yesterday: Nethali Tekshini and Akila Dananjaya got married Today: a six wicket haul for Akila Dananjayavia @AzzamAmeen#IndvSL#SLvInd pic.twitter.com/ipSwyqtKyN- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201722.19 IST: Drinks are on the field now! After the first drinks break, we saw Sri Lanka gather momentum and break the backbone of Indian batting. Will this break also see a change in momentum?India 153/7 in 28 overs. Dhoni 19*, Bhuvneshwar 9*. INDIA NEED 78 OFF 114 BALLS WITH JUST 3 WICKETS IN HAND!advertisement22.13 IST: India reach 150 with seven wickets down in the 27th over, chasing 231 against Sri Lanka.22.09 IST: India 147/7 in 26 overs, need 84 more runs to win. Dhoni 16*, Bhuvneshwar 6*. Required rate – 4 per over21.57 IST: Siriwardana to Dhoni, FOUR! A much-needed one! Dhoni dances down the track and whips it wide of mid on for a boundary. That will release a pressure a touch!2nd ODI. 22.2: M Siriwardana to MS Dhoni (11), 4 runs, 135/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.53 IST: Dananjaya to Axar, OUT! lbw 6 (9 balls)6-wicket haul for Dananjaya! Drifts it in from outside off. Patel leans ahead to defend but his bat is nowhere near the ball. He is beaten and gets pinged on the front pad. Akila starts running in celebration and then appeals a la Philander. The umpire obliges by raising his finger. India have lost the way from 109/0 to 131/7! What an interesting span of play we have witnessed, all thanks to the leggie Dananjaya.2nd ODI. 21.5: WICKET! A Patel (6) is out, lbw Akila Dananjaya, 131/7 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.48 IST: India collapsed from 109/0 in 15.3 overs to 121/6 in 19.3 overs all thanks to Akila Dananjaya(AP Photo)21.43 IST: Dananjaya to Hardik, OUT for a duck! Maiden five-wicket haul for Dananjaya in ODI cricketWhat a match he is having! It’s his first game against India and he has rocked them hard. Bowls it slower through the air, inviting Pandya ahead. He dances down but the flight and away turn does him in. Dickwella behind the stumps gather the ball and has enough time to take the bails off. Hardik can’t get back in his crease and now has to walk back dejected.Last month on 2 July 2017 at North Sound…West Indies 189/9 in 50 ovIndia 178/10 in 49.4 overs from 101/3 #SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201719.3: WICKET! H Pandya (0) is out, st Niroshan Dickwella b Akila Dananjaya, 121/6- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.35 IST: Dananjaya to Rahul, BOWLED! 4 (6 balls) What is going on here? Third wrong ‘un and third bowled of the over! Flighted around off, spinning in, keeps a touch low as well. That’s enough to sneak through the gap between Rahul’s bat and pad and hit the stumps. He has turned the game upside down in a single over. Half the Indian side are back in the hut.2nd ODI. 17.5: WICKET! L Rahul (4) is out, b Akila Dananjaya, 119/5 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.31 IST: Dananjaya to Kohli, BOWLED! 4 (2 balls) Timber! Big, big wicket this! Once again it’s the wrong ‘un which does the trick for Akila. Tossed up fuller around off, spinning in, Kohli looks to flick it across the line but misses it completely and then sees the woodwork being rattled. Kohli has to walk back with a disappointing face. Dananjaya are pumped up and why won’t he? It’s his third wicket of the match and that too of the Indian skipper. India are in trouble for the first time in the match. Can Lanka make most of this?advertisement2nd ODI. 17.3: WICKET! V Kohli (4) is out, b Akila Dananjaya, 118/4 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.28 IST: Dananjaya to Jadhav, BOWLED! 1 (3 balls) Wrong one does the trick for Dananjaya! Tossed up around off, Jadhav stays back to defend but the ball spins in sharply, beating him and knocks off the middle stump. Kedar is completely outfoxed with this wrong ‘un and has to pay the price. He walks away, admiring the delivery. The experiment of promoting Jadhav up the order has failed.21.25 IST: Siriwardana to Dhawan OUT! c Mathews 49 (50 balls). IND 113/2 in 16.3 ovs Mathews has hung on to an absolute stunner! Slower through the air around leg, Dhawan kneels down to sweep but gets it off the toe end in the air behind square on the leg side. The ex-Lankan skipper at short fine leg, runs to his right and dives full stretch to grab the catch.16.3: WICKET! S Dhawan (49) is out, c Angelo Mathews b Milinda Siriwardana, 113/2- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201721.18 IST: Rahul has walked in to bat ahead of captain Kohli. IND 110/1 in 16 overs, need 121 more to win21.18 IST: Dananjaya to Rohit, OUT! Dananjaya draws first blood! Rohit fails to convert his start into a big one! Tossed up around middle and leg, spinning away. Sharma kneels down and looks to sweep but misses and gets pinged on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire straightaway raises his dreaded finger. After a long discussion with Dhawan, Rohit goes for the review. The Ultra Edge confirms no involvement of the bat and Hawk Eye shows three reds. The Indian opener has to walk back. IND 109/1 in 15.3 overs 21.16 IST: FIFTY FOR HITMAN! Siriwardana to Rohit, takes a single to get to his half-century in just 43 balls. This is Rohit’s 32nd fifty in ODI cricketIndian pairs with most 100+ opening stands in ODIs21 S Ganguly/S Tendulkar12 V Sehwag/S Tendulkar11 Shikhar Dhawan/Rohit Sharma#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201721.04 IST: Chameera to Dhawan, FOUR! Short and is punished! Chameera has been guilty of being too short regularly. He once again drops it shorter around leg and Dhawan rocks back to pull it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Dushmanta has been taken apart today.2nd ODI. 12.5: D Chameera to S Dhawan (36), 4 runs, 88/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.59 IST: Dananjaya to Dhawan, FOUR! Another boundary to end the over! Served slower through the air on middle and off. Dhawan dances down and with a superb wrist work flicks it wide of mid on for a boundary.2nd ODI. 11.6: A Dananjaya to S Dhawan (31), 4 runs, 81/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.57 IST: Akila Dananjaya comes on to roll his arm.20.53 IST: Chameera to Dhawan, FOUR! That’s been cracked away! Length delivery, angling away, Dhawan dances down and cuts it hard into the ground. It bounces over the leaping Mendis at point and races to the fence behind.2nd ODI. 10.3: D Chameera to S Dhawan (24), 4 runs, 72/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.52 IST: Shot of the day so far!AP Photo20.50 IST: India 68/0 after 10 overs in chase of 231 off 47 overs (D/L method). Rohit 43*, Dhawan 20*20.45 IST: Chameera to Rohit, SIX! Back-to-back biggies! Short and wide outside off, Sharma flashes and flashes hard at it. Gets it off the outer half and the ball sails flat over third man for half a dozen. This spoils Chameera’s first over. 12 runs off it.2nd ODI. 8.6: D Chameera to RG Sharma (42), 6 runs, 64/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2017 20.44 IST: Chameera to Rohit, SIX! Innovation at his best! Good length delivery outside off, angling in, Rohit gets across and kneels down. Gets underneath the ball and scoops it high over fine leg. Such a great shot and he gets the deserved result in a maximum. The hand-eye co-ordination had to be spot on and it was from Sharma.2nd ODI. 8.5: D Chameera to RG Sharma (36), 6 runs, 58/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.40 IST: Dushmantha Chameera comes into the attack now.20.38 IST: Mathews to Rohit, FOUR! Stand tall and deliver! Back of a length delivery outside off, Sharma rides the bounce and punches it solidly through cover-point for a boundary. India are cruising through at the moment. And 50 up for India from just 7.3 overs.2nd ODI. 7.3: A Mathews to RG Sharma (29), 4 runs, 51/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.35 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Well done, Dhawan! He picked up the slower one early. Waited for the in-dipping low full toss on the pads and then just flicked away through square leg for a boundary.2nd ODI. 6.5: L Malinga to S Dhawan (18), 4 runs, 47/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.32 IST: Malinga to Rohit, FOUR! Smashed it! Full outside off, Sharma’s eyes lit up seeing that. He decides to go after it and does so with a handsome lofted drive over wide mid off for a boundary. He is just growing into the game.2nd ODI. 6.2: L Malinga to RG Sharma (24), 4 runs, 42/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.30 IST: The scores India need to get if rain plays a part after 20 overs.India can win tonight, if rain comes after 20 overs. But they have to be60/068/178/292/3108/4129/5153/6178/7#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201720.27 IST: Angelo Mathews comes on to bowl.20.26 IST: India 36/0 after 5 overs in chase of 231 off 47 overs (D/L method). 20.23 IST: Malinga to Dhawan, FOUR! Superb placement! Full and wide outside off. Dhawan bends his knees and just guides it through backward point for a boundary. Both the batsmen have looked good so far.2nd ODI. 4.1: L Malinga to S Dhawan (11), 4 runs, 33/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.22 IST: 8000 International runs for Rohit Sharma! 14th Indian to achieve this feat!20.21 IST: Fernando to Rohit, FOUR! Another poor line from Fernando. He sprays it onto the pads. Rohit stays in the crease and flicks it square of the wicket on the leg side for a boundary. Gets to his 8000 international runs with that. He has been such an important player for the Men in Blues in recent times.2nd ODI. 3.6: V Fernando to RG Sharma (18), 4 runs, 29/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.18 IST: Fernando to Dhawan, FOUR! Length delivery, angling in, tucked away nicely through backward square leg for a boundary.2nd ODI. 3.3: V Fernando to S Dhawan (6), 4 runs, 24/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.14 IST: Malinga to Rohit, SIX! Just the flick of the wrists! That’s a great pick-up shot from Rohit Sharma. He pounces on the fuller length delivery on middle and leg with an elegant flick over mid-wicket. It travels flat and straight into the stands there. This will get him going!2nd ODI. 2.4: L Malinga to RG Sharma (12), 6 runs, 18/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201720.06 IST: Vishwa Fernando to operate with the second new ball. Just a slip in place for him.20.00 IST: Malinga to Rohit, FOUR! That made a solid sound! Good length delivery around off, Sharma stands tall and punches it through covers. That made a superb connection and it just raced away to the fence!2nd ODI. 0.2: L Malinga to RG Sharma (4), 4 runs, 4/0 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201719.59 IST: We are back for the chase. For this innings – Two bowlers can bowl a maximum of 10 overs while three bowlers can bowl a maximum of 9 overs. Powerplay 1 will be from 1-10, Powerplay 2 will be from 11-38 and the final Powerplay will be from 39-47. The in-form Shikhar Dhawan will open with Rohit Sharma with Lasith Malinga operating with the first new ball. A couple of slips in place for him.19.41 IST: India need 231 in 47 overs. Play to resume at 8 pm. Game reduced to 47 overs, 231 Target #SLvIND- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 24, 2017UPDATE: Play to resume at 8 PM. Game reduced to 47 overs with 231as the revised target for India to chase #SLvIND- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201719.18 IST: Looks like we are about to see the Indian openers come out shortly.UPDATE: The covers are coming off now. Stay tuned for further updates #SLvIND- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201719.07 IST: The first 15 minutes of India’s chase have been lost to rain. While we wait,, you can read some of the other stories that are making news in the world of sports. Faf du Plessis to lead World XI in T20 International series in Pakistan BCCI a male chauvinist organisation, says CoA member Diana EduljiCONFIRMED! Zlatan Ibrahimovic extends his stay with Manchester United F.C. 18.55 IST: The mathematics begin as rain continues.DLS target if India’s innings is reduced to…45 overs: 22740 overs: 21535 overs: 20030 overs: 18425 overs: 16420 overs: 141#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 201718.12 IST: The covers are on as there is a slight drizzle around.The entire ground is now covered #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/sokO88rwaz- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2017It has started drizzling here during the innings break #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/vR0eKiBoGn- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2017Sri Lanka innings:18.02 IST: Excellent last over by Bhuvneswhar Kumar – what a spell this has been. Sri Lanka 236/8 off their 50 overs. The two fast bowlers took some hammering up front inside the first 10 overs. But the spinners – Chahal and Axar – did well to pull things back before Bumrah came back to cause more damage at the tail-end of the Sri Lankan innings. Three times – 4 wkt hauls after 18 ODIs for India by….Narendra HirwaniAjit AgarkarPraveen KumarJasprit Bumrah#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 2017India need 237 and it should not be a challenge given their star-studded and in-form batting line-up. 17.59 IST: Bumrah has done well here, finishes with figures of 4/40 off his 10 overs. Sri Lanka 232/8 with one over left.17.57 IST IST: WICKET! Another one for Bumrah as he removes Dhananjaya. He has taken four and has been absolutely brilliant today.17.56 IST: FOUR! Dhananjaya swings hard and wild to get some much needed runs for Sri Lanka. The question is how much is enough? 17.55 IST: Good, tidy over over from Bhuvi – just five runs off it. Sri Lanka would be fretting the missed chances in the middle overs when they had the platform to go really big.17.50 IST: WICKET! Bumrah removes Kapugedera (40). Sri Lanka 221/7 in 47 overs. It is still some way to 250. 17.47 IST: Bumrah raps Kapugedera on the pads and there’s a loud appeal. The umpire is unmoved and India ask for a review. It’s wasted. Not out. 17.4 6 IST: Bumrah to continue, four overs left in the innings. Can Sri Lanka get to 250 or more? They certainly need to get going in these last overs to set a challenging total for a very, very strong Indian batting unit.17.38 IST: Bumrah to Siriwardana, OUT! c Rohit 58 (58 balls)The slog overs specialist strikes! Bumrah steams in and bowls a slower ball on off. It’s on a length and Siriwardana backs away to shape for a big hit. He intends to flat-bat it over mid off but only manages to slice it off the outer half of his bat towards extra cover. Rohit Sharma stationed there doesn’t need to move an inch and pouches it safely. A very good knock from Milinda comes to an end. End of the 91-run stand as well.44.6: WICKET! M Siriwardana (58) is out, c Rohit Sharma b Jasprit Bumrah, 212/6- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201717.33 IST: Seven runs came off that over from Jadhav. SL 207/5 in 44 overs17.31 IST: Jadhav to Kapugedera, byes! Dhoni misses the ball which was fired down leg side, batsmen run run three as a result.17.28 IST: 200 comes up for Sri Lanka with a four Dhoni misses as he misjudges the ball’s spin. SL 200/5 Siriwardana 54*, Kapugedera 31*17.54 IST: Jadhav to Siriwardana, 3 runs and it’s a 50 for Siriwardana! His 2nd ODI fifty.17.15 IST: 40 overs gone. SL 179/5. Siriwardana 42*, Kapugedera 22*17.13 IST: 50-run stand up between Kapugedera and Siriwardana.17.09 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to roll his arm again.17.04 IST: Jadhav to Siriwardana, SIX! Poor delivery and duly punished! Short delivery, doesn’t bounce much. Siriwardana rocks back and pulls it over deep mid-wicket. It sails over the fence. The ball boy near the ropes takes a good catch. SL 162/5 after 36 overs.2nd ODI. 35.6: K Jadhav to M Siriwardana (34), 6 runs, 162/5 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201716.57 IST: Time for Drinks. India have continue to chip away at the wickets through some disciplined bowling. This is the last recognized batting pair for Sri Lanka and they need to build up a substantial stand. SL 149/5 (34.0 Ovs) CRR: 4.38. Siriwardana 25*, Kapugedera 11* #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/yRgIrKtwR5- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 24, 201716.47 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Siriwardana, FOUR! Slightly short on off and Siriwardana pulls it hard over mid-wicket. The ball goes in the air and bounces on its way towards the ropes. Sri Lanka need more of this from their batsmen in the middle.2nd ODI. 32.1: B Kumar to M Siriwardana (17), 4 runs, 137/5 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201716.43 IST: Bumrah to Kapugedera, FOUR! The short ball has been dispatched by Kapugedara. He gets right in the position to pull it hard and flat over mid-wicket for a boundary. The cameraman almost got hit by the ball as it narrowly missed him.16.31: Axar to Mathews, OUT! lbw 20 (41 balls)Axar strikes this time! It is the big wicket of Angelo Mathews and there is no reviews to save him from the lbw decision. The ball was floated on off and angling in, Mathews went for the sweep but missed the ball completely. The ball struck him low on the pads just on the off stump and Axar appealed straightaway. The umpire had a thought and raised his finger in the end. Sri Lanka are in deep trouble with half the side back in the hut.2nd ODI. 28.3: WICKET! A Mathews (20) is out, lbw Axar Patel, 121/5 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201716.27 IST: Hardik Pandya is going off the field after bowling just two balls in the 28th over. He seems to be struggling with his right ankle. Off-spinner Kedar Jadav will complete the over.16.23 IST: Hardik to Mathews, FOUR! Not off the meat of the bat but good enough! Good length delivery around off, Mathews dances down the track and drags his heave through mid-wicket to find the fence.16.15 IST: Axar to Siriwardana, FOUR! Air given outside off this time. Siriwarna waits and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to guide it past third man for a boundary.16.11 IST: Chahal to Mendis, OUT! lbw 19 (48 balls).After 24.2 overs Sri Lanka:@ Galle: 139/1 (216 in 43.2 overs). Lost last nine wkts for 77 runs in 19 overs!@ Pallekele today 102/4#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 2017The decison stays! It looked like a hopeful review rather than anything. The ball was floated on middle and off and it went in with the angle. Mathews went for the sweep but missed it as the ball struck him on the pads. The impact was on middle and it would have gone on to hit the middle stump as well. Sri Lanka lose their fourth wicket and are surely in trouble now.23.3: WICKET! K Mendis (19) is out, lbw Yuzvendra Chahal, 99/4 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201716.00 IST: Sri Lanka 90/3 in 20 overs. Mendis 14*, Mathews 7*. Run rate – 4.50 per over.15.58 IST: Hardik to Mathews, FOUR! A classic shot from Mathews! The ball was full on off and the Sri lankan skipper stayed in his crease before timing it off his front foot past the bowler. The ball raced away through mid on and towards the boundary.2nd ODI. 19.5: H Pandya to A Mathews (6), 4 runs, 89/3 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.42 IST: Hardik to Tharanga, OUT! c Kohli 9 (7 balls). Drinks are on the field now.Tharanga departs and it’s another failure for the skipper! The ball was slightly fuller from good length and the batsman looked to push it to the off side. It was a nothing shot really and the ball took an outside edge which carried to Virat Kohli at wide first slip. The Indian skipper kept his eyes on the ball and made no mistake to remove his counterpart. Superb start by India as they keep on taking wickets on a regular basis.15.6: WICKET! WU Tharanga (9) is out, c Virat Kohli b Hardik Pandya, 81/3- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.36 IST: Chahal to Tharanga, FOUR!2nd ODI. 14.4: Y Chahal to WU Tharanga (8), 4 runs, 78/2 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.33 IST: Chahal to Gunathilaka, OUT! st Dhoni 19 (37 balls). That’s 99 stumpings for MSD in ODIs, he equals Kumar Sangakkara’s record.Most stumpings in ODIs99 Kumar Sangakkara99* MS Dhoni75 Rumesh Kaluwitharana#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 24, 2017Chahal gets his first wicket! Gunathalika has been removed and he will have only himself to blame there. He came down the ground looking to loft it over mid off but Chahal gave the ball air and it completely bamboozled the batsman. Gunathalika missed the ball completely as it went towards Dhoni. The keeper fumbled as he was collecting the ball but as he stayed as clam as ever to complete the stumping. Gunathilaka was stranded out of his crease and had to walk back just like his opening partner did before him.14.1: WICKET! D Gunathilaka (19) is out, st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal, 70/2- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.30 IST: Hardik to Pemdis, FOUR!15.28 IST: Hardik to Mendis, FOUR!15.26 IST: First change bowlers Chahal and Hardik have managed to put the brakes on scoring. SL 60/1 in 13 overs 15.19 IST: Just four runs came off Yuzvendra Chahal’s first over. SL 56/1 in 11 ovs15.16 IST: Bumrah bowls a maiden over to end the powerplay! SL 52/1 in 10 overs15.11 IST: Bhuvi to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Fullish delivery in line of the stumps, the southpaw places it past Bumrah at short fine leg to find the fence.2nd ODI. 8.6: B Kumar to D Gunathilaka (14), 4 runs, 52/1 https://t.co/gR2EdZ7mge #SLvInd #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.11 IST: Bhuvi to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Four leg byes! Straying on the pads, Gunathilaka looks to clip it away but the ball brushes his pads. Bumrah at short fine leg dives to his right but the ball goes past him in a flash and through to the fence.15.04 IST: Bumrah to Dickwella, OUT! c Dhawan 31 (24 balls). Bumrah strikes and it is Dickwella who will have to go! Smart bowling there as he followed Dickwella who was backing away to the leg side looking for a biggie over mid-wicket. Bumrah darted the ball full on the pads and Dickwella still tried to go for the shot. He did not get enough elevation as the ball went towards Dhawan who jumped and grabbed it with both hands and even took a roll as he went down. India will be happy to break this dangerous looking partnership!7.4: WICKET! N Dickwella (31) is out, c Shikhar Dhawan b Jasprit Bumrah, 41/1- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201715.00 IST: Just the four runs off the over. Good comeback from Bhuvneshwar. Sri Lanka 40/0 off 7 overs. 14.57 IST: FOUR! Dickwella is in some mood today. Bhuvi is feeling the heat. Driven beautifully through covers – top shot that. Sri Lanka 40/0 off 6.1 overs.14.56 IST: Another good over for Sri Lanka – 8 off it. Sri Lanka are 36/0 off 6 overs. 14.53 IST: SIX! No respite for Bumrah as Dickwella continues to go on the offensive. The Kandy crowd is ecstatic. They are having a ball of a time. Sri Lanka are 35/0 in the 6th over14.51 IST: Good over from Bhuvneshwar. Just three runs off the over. Sri Lanka 28/0 after 514.48 IST: Bhuvneshwar to continue. Can he keep Dickwela under check? He is a dangerous batsman and can take good bowling attacks apart very quickly. 14.46 IST: Sri Lanka have the prospect of another handsome start here. They have raced away to 25/0 off 4 overs.14.44 IST: SIX! Dickwella is not hanging back here. This is terrific batting and it has got the Kandy crowd on their toes. Again, a risky stroke but he gets away with it. Back of a length on leg, Dickwella lifts it comfortably, much like how players do on the Highveld, he gets underneath it and goes bottom to top through the line so it goes up. Six over fine leg Bumrah under pressure. Sri Lanka 23/0 off 3.2 overs 14.43 IST: FOUR! Dickwella, you beauty. Caressed through point. Dickwella goes inside the line and then backs away so much that he takes a length delivery on leg and carves it through point. A manufactured stroke if there was ever one. This is batsmanship of the highest quality.14.41 IST: FOUR! Expensive over from Bhuvneshwar – 11 off it. Sri Lanka 13/0 after 3 overs. The Sri Lankan opening firm is threatening to fire again 14.39 IST: FOUR! Dickwella cuts loose to an attempted to yorker from Bhuvi – first boundary for Sri Lanka; they are 6/0 in 2.2 overs. 14.37 IST: Maiden over from Jasprit Bumrah. Sri Lanka 2/0 off 2 overs.14.35 IST: Bumrah with the ball now – he had a great start to his career early last year but he would want to impress further. Can he make an early dent here? Sri Lanka had raced away in Dambulla before Axar Patel caused a slide. 14.33 IST: Tidy start from Bhuvneshwar again. Sri Lanka are 2/0 after the 1st over. 14.30 IST: And Dickwella gets off the mark with an inside edge – SL 1/0 after the first ball. 14.29 IST: All in readiness. The Sri Lankan openers are out in the middle and Dickwella takes guard against Bhuvneshwar Kumar14.22 IST: Just eight minutes to go for the match.14.15 IST: While the Indian team prepares to bowl to Sri Lanka, here’s a look at how our captain Kohli keeps himself fit.14.10 IST: Sri Lanka have made three changes to their squad. Thisara, Wanidu and Sandakan are replaced by Dushmantha, Akila Dananjaya and Milinda Siriwardana.India wins the toss & elects to bowl first.#UltimateShowdown Chameera, Siriwardana, Akila in for Thisara, Sandakan, Hasaranga #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/D0SVD9ExyX- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 24, 2017Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga(c), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera14.02 IST: India have won the toss and elected to bowl. Virat Kohli has said that they are going with the same squad but might shuffle roles and positions.India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal13.55 IST: We are just five minutes away from the toss.13.45 IST: And it’s time for the huddle. Virat Kohli’s men are a close-knit group.It’s huddle time for #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/4vDuWhEteX- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201713.37 IST: The Men in Blue have arrived.The boys are here for the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka at Kandy #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/uAFW1mvsFY- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201713.32 IST: And the Indian team indulge into other sports as well to keep themselves fit and their routine flexible.There’s never a dull moment with these two on the field – Captain @imVkohli & @klrahul11 #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/1wrgpnca9q- BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 201713.30 IST: There is an ever-increasing demand in the Indian camp for top notch fitness and fielding abilities and the players work day and night behind it.Time for some fielding drills #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/EqNMx8aa2P- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 201713.25 IST: Manish Pandey sat out the first ODI but is “sweating it out” in the net session to make the best of any chance he gets..@im_manishpandey sweating it out in the net session ahead of the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/1RDKZXS1vo- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2017Eye ‘Kandy’ #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/tTmXzNNk8l- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2017Get Ready, Get Set, GO! – @msdhoni preparing for a batting session #SLvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/poZYTYoFZ0- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2017India would want to assert their domination over Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the five-match series after romping home to a nine-wicket victory in Dambulla. Can the hosts rally hard and stage a comeback? Live Updates right here:India’s tour of Sri Lanka has so far been a stroy of two contrasting camps. Riding high on the confidence of their previous Test season, Virat Kohli’s men notched up a 3-0 whitewash over the islanders — the batsmen were dominating and the bowlers prospered thanks to their discipline.Photo Credit: Reuters Then there was Hardik Pandya’s all-round brilliance which gave the Indian lower-order a more settled look.Photo Credit: Reuters If Sri Lanka expected the ODI series to bring some relief, they were given a harsh reality check when Axar Patel and later Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli demolished their hopes in the series opener.Kandy has generally had happy memories for Sri Lanka but this is where India had wrapped up a memorable series win last week. The next two ODIs will be played on this ground and that should augur well for India, who would want to bag the series before travelling to Colombo for the last leg of what has been a long tour.Photo Credit: Reuters Kohli is happy India are getting to focus on ODIs after a long time and he spoke of building some kind of momentum. He wants his team to create good habits like they have done in Test cricket. And nothing is better than a winning habit.India have yet to be as ruthless in the shorter formats — they reached the final of the Champions Trophy but they were found wanting against Sri Lanka and against Pakistan in the final. They even lost a game to the West Indies. However, on Sunday, India were brutal and relentless even when Sri Lanka had got off to a great start.Photo Credit: Reuters Can they continue to be as ruthless in Kandy? Two more wins here will give them the series but more importantly, that should set the platform for the future.PREVIEW: India will once again be expected to be at their ruthless best when they take on a Sri Lanka, which has hit the nadir in both form and confidence, in the second one day international, at Pallekele on Thursday. After a lop-sided 3-0 Test series victory, the script did not change much in the opening ODI, where India steamrolled the opposition by nine wickets. (Read more)Photo Credit: AP Virat Kohli backs MS Dhoni to find momentum and consistencyMahendra Singh Dhoni’s form and future has been under scanner post his Test retirement but a string of limited-overs matches in the next three months will enable the former skipper get some momentum and consistency going his way, feels skipper Virat Kohli. Dhoni’s form has been on the wane and Kohli is hoping that the next 24 limited-overs matches will help Dhoni get his mojo back. (Read more)Photo Credit: AP
Melee at UFC 229 after Nurmagomedov Chokes out McGregor
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few seconds after Conor McGregor tapped Khabib Nurmagomedov’s arm and submitted to the champion’s choke, Nurmagomedov climbed the cage and leaped at the men in McGregor’s corner, setting off a prolonged brawl inside and outside the octagon.A seminal moment in mixed martial arts was immediately overshadowed by a tawdry ending Saturday night when the UFC’s infuriated lightweight champion took his conflict with McGregor beyond their bout.McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Nurmagomedov, who then scaled the cage and scuffled with another fighter manning McGregor’s corner. Meanwhile, two men apparently from Nurmagomedov’s entourage climbed into the cage and attacked McGregor, who defended himself before security personnel separated everyone.Order was restored with no apparently serious injuries, but the scuffles immediately dwarfed one of the biggest and most lucrative shows in UFC history.“Been doing this for 18 years, and (on) the biggest night ever, I couldn’t be more disappointed,” UFC President Dana White said. “I’m not even mad. I’m just really disappointed.”Nurmagomedov’s purse has been withheld by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending an investigation, White said. He also claimed three members of Nurmagomedov’s camp were detained and released by police because McGregor refused to press charges against them.Khabib Nurmagomedov, left, punches Conor McGregor during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)White acknowledged the UFC might strip its title from Nurmagomedov (27-0), a Dagestan-born Russian fighter who trains in San Jose, California.“If he gets suspended, it depends on how long his suspension is,” White said. “And if it’s a long suspension, yeah, he’s probably going to get it stripped.”Nurmagomedov appeared briefly at a post-fight news conference after midnight. He apologized to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, saying the brawl was “not my best side,” but also condemned McGregor’s barbed pre-fight taunts.“You cannot talk about religion,” Nurmagomedov said. “You cannot talk about nation. You cannot talk about this now.”Nurmagomedov also said he got a congratulatory phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who “told me he is very proud of me.”The wild scene occurred after McGregor (21-4) got caught in a choke by Nurmagomedov, who punctuated this simmering rivalry with an impressive victory over the superstar who infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn last April. McGregor shattered the bus windows with a hand truck because he was angry about Nurmagomedov confronting one of his teammates earlier in the week.The post-fight trouble started when the Russian champion from Dagestan stepped away from the prone McGregor and immediately pointed at the Irishman’s corner, shouting and throwing his mouthpiece.The men in McGregor’s corner appeared to respond with taunts, and Nurmagomedov climbed over the fence and fought with Dillon Danis, a Bellator welterweight who trains with McGregor.Conor McGregor, left, fights, Khabib Nurmagomedov during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)One of the two men who attacked McGregor in the cage was widely identified as Zubaira Tukhugov. The Chechen featherweight is scheduled to fight in three weeks against Artem Lobov, the McGregor team member who was confronted by Nurmagomedov in April.White said if Tukhugov was the man in the ring, he will never fight again for the UFC.Nurmagomedov and McGregor both left the ring before the championship belt could be put around Nurmagomedov’s waist, and fans in the pro-Conor crowd threw beers and debris at Nurmagomedov on his way out. White said he feared a melee in an arena if he awarded the belt to Nurmagomedov.“I don’t even know what to say right now,” White said. “I’m just disgusted and sick over it. … We had so much security and (police) here. I didn’t see that one coming.”UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is Nurmagomedov’s teammate at their gym in San Jose, and he calmed Nurmagomedov after the bout.“Two wrongs don’t make it right,” Cormier tweeted after the brawl. “Conor didn’t deserve that. No one did. But some things aren’t for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn’t fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man.”Nurmagomedov and McGregor made no secret of their mutual loathing in the past few months, and the UFC used footage of McGregor’s attack on the bus to promote UFC 229, which could be the best-selling pay-per-view card in UFC history. McGregor lobbed several creative insults at Nurmagomedov during the promotion of this matchup, including labeling Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, as a “snitch terrorist rat.”Conor McGregor walks in the cage before fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)McGregor was arrested after seriously hurting two other fighters with broken glass from the bus attack in Brooklyn, but Nurmagomedov shrugged it off and won the lightweight title by beating Al Iaquinta. When McGregor agreed to return to the UFC, he eagerly accepted Nurmagomedov as his opponent.Before the post-fight madness, Nurmagomedov firmly asserted his grappling dominance over McGregor’s striking skill in the Irish superstar’s first MMA bout in 23 months. McGregor hadn’t been in a fight since losing his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather last year, and Nurmagomedov proved an insurmountably tough opponent for his comeback.McGregor’s dislike for Nurmagomedov likely fueled his decision to take a fight that created a difficult stylistic matchup for him. McGregor’s strength is his striking, while Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant grapplers in UFC history.Four security guards separated the fighters while they didn’t touch gloves before the bout, and Nurmagomedov went for a takedown in the opening minute while dominating the opening round.Conor McGregor, left, and Khabib Nurmagomedov throw punches during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)Nurmagomedov staggered McGregor with a right hand early in the second round, but McGregor got up and landed a flying knee. Nurmagomedov made another takedown and steadily improved his position throughout a dominant round, eventually standing and raining down blows on the prone McGregor.Nurmagomedov decided to stand and strike with McGregor in the third round, apparently unafraid of McGregor’s famed power. McGregor landed several significant shots, but Nurmagomedov took them and eventually reasserted control against the cage.McGregor did decent work in the fourth round before Nurmagomedov got control, climbed on McGregor’s back and finally submitted the former two-division champion.All three judges’ scorecards favored Nurmagomedov 29-27, with the champion winning the second round 10-8 on all three cards. McGregor won the third round on every card.Before the main event, former interim 155-pound champion Tony Ferguson staked his claim to be the next contender for the lightweight belt with a thrilling stoppage victory over Anthony Pettis. Even Ferguson realized that anything he had done wouldn’t get much attention.“You’ve got these two knuckleheads over here making the sport look bad,” Ferguson said. “What I’m doing is cleaning up the sport. They want to be animals in there? I’m the dogcatcher.”—By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports WriterKhabib Nurmagomedov is held back outside of the cage after beating Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)Khabib Nurmagomedov is held back outside of the cage after fighting Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, is held back by referee Herb Dean after fighting Conor McGregor, bottom, during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)Khabib Nurmagomedov, center, is held back outside of the cage after fighting Conor McGregor in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit- Hyderabad Edition 2018
(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)HYDERABAD, India, October 26, 2018/PRNewswire/ –India’s Leading Disruptive Sporting Property Offers The biggest Prize in Amateur Sports Across AsiaVolano Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading participative sports firm, hosted the 3rd edition of its brand-new season of the ‘Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit’ which saw participation of over 6000 runners making it a truly magnificent experience for all. The two-day event took place on 20th and 21st October 2018 at Peddamangalaram Village, Moinabad, Ranga Reddy District, Telangana. Participants came from all over the country with large representations from various corporate and running groups from nearby cities such as Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Chennai and many more.(Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/775338/Swift_Devil_Slayers.jpg )(Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/775339/Participants_at_the_Obstacle_Course.jpg )This Hyderabad edition turned out to be the biggest edition in this city for the Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit, cementing the confidence of the organizers in the south Indian city. The meticulous lay out of the course and seamless event planning ensured that the packed event went flawless in execution creating a memorable experience for all participants.The event also witnessed the Legends Cup, where competitive runners from across India ran for the grand prize of a Maruti Suzuki Swift. Sunil Kumar and Sukhchain Singh, two Army men proved to be worthy competitors to each other clinching the 1st and 2nd positions in the male category with Sanjay Negi at the 3rd spot. Sunil Kumar impressed onlookers by completing the entire circuit and sailing over each obstacle in a total time of just 00:22:10. On the other hand, Women’s category saw many ups and downs through the run with Jyoti Singh, a new member of the Legends Cup category, winning by conquering all the obstacles except the mighty Summit – The 14 ft. Warped Wall, which has been and remains a challenge for most of the women participants. She was followed by Tamanna Kalsi and Priya Ratnakumar, who clinched the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively.advertisementAs Title sponsors of the property, Maruti Suzuki India Limited continue to explore the synergies between brand Swift with its focus on performance and thrill and the Devils Circuit. Together, they promote the theme of ‘being limitless’ which is epitomized by each participant. This season of the Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit also hosts Apollo Tyres and Wild Water as associate sponsors. With a tagline of ‘Go the distance’, Apollo Tyres has the same DNA as that of the property with a complete focus on overcoming challenges.Commenting on the event, Adnan Adeeb, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Volano Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., said, “I want to dedicate the Hyderabad Edition of the Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit to the spirit of this city and to the indomitable attitude of all participants who signed up to enjoy an experience of a lifetime. We aim to make Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit a landmark race and will continuously engage with our Swift Devil Slayers to make it a bigger and better experience every year. We are also confident that we’ll receive a greater response with each passing year, thereby making the Devils Circuit one of the most sought-after races in India.”Through this current season, Volano aims to engage over 60,000 participants through the 8 cities edition which include Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur and Delhi. The continual growth in these established 8 cities and encouraging response from newer cities reaffirms the appeal for disruptive sporting formats in the country. The Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit Season 2018-19 which kick-started from Chennai in September will conclude in Delhi NCR in March 2019, where the biggest prize in amateur sports category in Asia- 2, brand New Maruti Suzuki Swift cars along with a cash prize of INR 5,00,000 shall be awarded to the winners in the Men’s and Women’s categories.About Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils CircuitMaruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit, a unique running concept, introduced to India by Volano is a disruptive sports property, which has already initiated a revolution in the entire fitness and running category mix. Its model encourages camaraderie between runners as they tackle a running track interspersed with military-style obstacles, including high warped walls, barbed wire and ice.Maruti Suzuki Arena Devils Circuit course with its 15 military-style obstacles is a litmus test for the strength and endurance of any runner. 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India thoroughly deserved to win, we did not take our chances: Tim Paine
India registered a thrilling 31-run victory over Australia in the opening Test of the four-match series at the Adelaide Oval on Monday. This was India’s first win in an opening Test of an Australian tour and their first win in Australia since 2008.Chasing a record 323 for a win, Australia were all out 291 in the extended second session on the final day thanks to a brilliant bowling performance by India. Pacers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin all picked three wickets each to hand India a famous win at the Adelaide Oval.Australia’s top and middle order struggled against the India bowlers but the lower-order, even the final wicket, kept the home team in the game with their valiant effort.Ashwin took the final wicket of Josh Hazlewood for 13 to complete India’s historic victory.Here’s the moment India sealed victory in another memorable Adelaide Test! #AUSvIND | @bet365_aus pic.twitter.com/8UU2DGdT9Pcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 10, 2018Aussie skipper Tim Paine was gracious in defeat and praised the lower-order batsmen for putting up a “fight”.”It’s pretty shattering really. Proud of the fight from the lower order. A well-deserved win for India. We thought we could win, no doubt about that, but our batters couldn’t bat for long enough with our tail.”We saw how the pitch is playing and told ourselves we are gonna dig deep, but unfortunately, myself, Travis [Head] and Shaun [Marsh] couldn’t bat long as long as we should have,” Paine said at the post match presentation ceremony.advertisementPaine was a also full of praise for Cheteshwar Pujara, who hit 123 and 71 in the Test and was named the player of the match.”That’s [Pujara’s innings] the difference between the two sides. Really hard to get him (Pujara) out,” Paine said.Paine is hopeful of Australia bouncing back in the series.”We gotta cope with the belief that we can win this Test series, we just need someone in our top six to go big. My finger is fine,” he said.The second Test of the series will be played in Perth at the new stadium from December 14.Also Read | Virat Kohli sets sights on series triumph after historic Adelaide victory
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Police investigate apparent Nazi salute by Lyon fan at Manchester City
Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Greater Manchester police said: “This is being treated as a hate crime and inquiries are ongoing.”One of the force’s chief inspectors, Gareth Parkin, said: “This is absolutely abhorrent behaviour and it has no place in our community and no place in sport. We are committed to policing racism at football matches, and hate crimes of any sort will simply not be tolerated. We will be working closely with French police and both clubs to identify the person responsible.”The French club said in a statement: “Olympique Lyonnais has seen a video that has circulated on social networks. The supporter in question is being identified by the services of Olympique Lyonnais. As soon as he is identified, he will be excluded for life at Groupama Stadium and travel for club matches.”On Thursday Greek authorities said two Chelsea fans had been injured in an attack by suspected local fans before the Europa League match at PAOK Salonika.Police said the two Englishmen were beaten by three assailants in central Thessaloniki shortly before dawn. An ambulance crew provided first aid but the men declined to be taken to hospital. The three assailants escaped and police said the Chelsea fans did not wish to press charges. Share via Email Read more Lyon Champions League Police are investigating after a Lyon fan was seen making an apparent Nazi salute at Manchester City on Wednesday. Video footage has emerged of a supporter making the gesture after the 2-1 Champions League victory by Lyon, who have said they intend to ban the man for life. Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Manchester City Are Manchester City so drilled they cannot think enough on their feet? Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Topics Reuse this content
CMA CGM Wraps Up Mercosul Takeover
zoom French shipping major CMA CGM has completed the acquisition of Brazil’s container shipping line Mercosul Line from Maersk Line.CMA CGM and Maersk Line announced the deal in June as part of Maersk Line’s move to acquire Hamburg Süd, which Maersk finalized at the end of November.Namely, the Mercosul transaction was subject to Brazilian regulatory approval and the closing of the Hamburg Süd deal. The company had to change ownership in order to ensure the cabotage sector in Brazil remains competitive.Namely, Hamburg Süd already has a subsidiary in Brazil, Alianca Navegacao e Logistica, which is a major cabotage carrier along the Brazilian coastline. Keeping Mercosul would have pushed Maersk’s control of South America East Coast’s cabotage to 80 percent.Today the transfer of ownership between the two companies was completed, marking the closing of the acquisition.“Mercosul is a highly respected and well-run company with an excellent fleet and customer value proposition. It has been a valued brand in our portfolio and we wish the company and its dedicated people the best in the future,” Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk, commented.“The acquisition of Mercosul Line allows CMA CGM to strengthen its service offering in Brazil, and more broadly in South America, especially in cabotage and “door-to-door” services,” CMA CGM said.Established in 1996, Mercosul Line serves over 12 ports with a fleet of four vessels of 2,500 TEUs.The company’s network includes nearly 130 people in its offices in Santos, Sao Paulo, Manaus, Recife and Itajai.The parties have decided not to publicly disclose the price of the sale.
Partly cloudy morning in Delhi
New Delhi: It was a partly cloudy Friday morning in the national capital, with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, the MeT department said.The humidity level recorded at 8:30 am was 80 per cent.”The skies will turn cloudy later in the day. There is a possibility of light rain today. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius,” a meteorological (MeT) department official said.On Thursday, the minimum temperature recorded was 28.3 degrees Celsius while the maximum settled at 36.4 degrees Celsius.
Producer for Vancouvershot TV shows fired amid sexual harassment allegations
An executive producer for several Vancouver-shot superhero shows has been fired following a “thorough investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against him.Warner Bros. Television Group says it has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately, and is “committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”Kreisberg had been suspended from his work on “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” amid accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching made by 19 former and current employees.The accusations were first reported by Variety, which did not identify the 15 women and four men who said they feared retaliation if they went public.Kreisberg responded by telling Variety: “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”Kreisberg’s lawyer didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment Wednesday.The British Columbia chapter of Canada’s performers’ union, UBCP/ACTRA, said Wednesday in a statement that it supports “the actions being taken by employers when investigations uncover inappropriate conduct.”“We can’t predict the impact these sorts of firings will have on the film industry as a whole but it is not specific to B.C. or even Canada,” the statement reads.“It is a North American and possibly global phenomenon that will change the landscape of not just film and TV but government and private industry.”Warner Bros. says writer-producer Greg Berlanti will now assume additional responsibilities on both “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”“We encouraged and supported this investigation, we believe and support the individuals who came forward, and we agree with the studio’s decision,” added Berlanti Productions, which is also behind the shows.“Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of all our colleagues — coworkers, crew and staff alike.”Canadian “Arrow” star Stephen Amell previously offered to help with the investigation into Kreisberg’s alleged conduct “in any way, shape or form.”In a video posted to his Facebook page on Nov. 13, Amell said he had also offered his support to the “Arrow” cast and crew.“If anyone ever feels anything less than 100 per cent safe or anyone feels as though they aren’t allowed to express themselves and be the person that they are … I’ll stand right beside them, right behind them,” said the Toronto native, who starred in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.”“I also think that in situations like this, if you’re not an active part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem, period.”
Army deployed to hospitals following strike
In addition, a reserve contingent of Army personnel is on standby in case of further requirements. (Colombo Gazette) The assistance of the Sri Lanka Army has been offered to conduct emergency skeletal services at island-wide government hospitals in response to a request, following trade union action staged by the minor staff working in hospitals today.At the request of the Ministry of Health, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva has accordingly directed Army formations at provincial levels to deploy Army personnel to Government hospitals in order to assist the conduct of essential services. The army media unit said that troops have been deployed to State hospitals in Awissawella, Badulla, Kosgama, Colombo South, Kurunegala, Elpitiya, Matara, Lady Ridgeway and Okkampitiya.
Hacked in just six seconds How criminals only need moments to guess
Show more A hacker can obtain the three essential pieces of information to make an online purchase within as little as six secondsMohammed Ali, Newcastle University Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found.Experts from Newcastle University said it was “frighteningly easy” to do with a laptop and an internet connection.Fraudsters use a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack to get around security features put in place to stop online fraud, and this may have been the method used in the recent Tesco Bank hack.Researchers found that the system did not detect cyber criminals making multiple invalid attempts on websites in order to get payment card data. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “Secondly, different websites ask for different variations in the card data fields to validate an online purchase. This means it’s quite easy to build up the information and piece it together like a jigsaw.”The unlimited guesses, when combined with the variations in the payment data fields, make it frighteningly easy for attackers to generate all the card details one field at a time.”Each generated card field can be used in succession to generate the next field and so on. If the hits are spread across enough websites then a positive response to each question can be received within two seconds – just like any online payment.”So even starting with no details at all other than the first six digits – which tell you the bank and card type and so are the same for every card from a single provider – a hacker can obtain the three essential pieces of information to make an online purchase within as little as six seconds.”Visa said: “The research does not take into account the multiple layers of fraud prevention that exist within the payments system, each of which must be met in order to make a transaction possible in the real world. “Visa is committed to keeping fraud at low levels and works closely with card issuers and acquirers to make it very difficult to obtain and use cardholder data illegally.”We provide issuers with the necessary data to make informed decisions on the risk of transactions. There are also steps that merchants and issuers can take to thwart brute force attempts.”For consumers, the most important thing to remember is that if their card number is used fraudulently, the cardholder is protected from liability.”It said it also has the Verified by Visa system, which offers improved security for online transactions.Tesco Bank said the fraud last month affected 9,000 customers and cost £2.5m.A spokesman said: “We identified the fraud quickly and communicated immediately with our customers, the Financial Conduct Authority and National Crime Agency. This remains a criminal investigation.” According to a study published in the academic journal IEEE Security & Privacy, that meant fraudsters could use computers to systematically fire different variations of security data at hundreds of websites simultaneously.Within seconds, by a process of elimination, the criminals could verify the correct card number, expiry date and the three-digit security number on the back of the card.Mohammed Ali, a PhD student at the university’s School of Computing Science, said: “This sort of attack exploits two weaknesses that on their own are not too severe but, when used together, present a serious risk to the whole payment system.”Firstly, the current online payment system does not detect multiple invalid payment requests from different websites.”This allows unlimited guesses on each card data field, using up to the allowed number of attempts – typically 10 or 20 guesses – on each website.
Three men who grew cannabis worth millions of pounds plead guilty to
Three men have admitted their part in running a large-scale cannabis factory from an underground nuclear bunker.Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, admitted conspiracy to produce class B drugs and abstracting electricity.Wiltshire Police discovered more than 4,000 cannabis plants, capable of producing £2 million worth of drugs per year, during a midnight raid on RGHQ Chilmark.The underground nuclear bunker was constructed in the 1980s to house local government in the event of a nuclear attack during the height of the Cold War. RGHQ Chilmark is no longer owned by the Ministry of Defence but it is still intact, with the nuclear blast doors making the site almost impenetrable.Police intercepted Fillery, Nguyen and Winter as they left the site, having gathered intelligence in relation to it.Officers used keys found in the men’s possession to gain entry to the bunker, which was being powered by £250,000 worth of illegally abstracted electricity. Fillery also admitted possessing criminal property, having raised a “significant amount of assets” from his crimes, Wiltshire Police said.The three men will be sentenced on August 11.They were previously charged with conspiracy to hold persons in slavery or servitude, but these charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence. Ross WinterCredit:Wiltshire Police “In addition to the growing rooms, there were drying rooms, nurseries and living quarters for the growers. It was a sophisticated set-up with an illegal connection to the mains electrical supply.”The lighting equipment alone seized from the site cost in the region of £140,000 and the setup was capable of producing a crop every six weeks.”In all, it took approximately 10 days to completely search and clear the site.”He said the find had stopped an “enormous amount of illegal drugs” from entering the streets of Wiltshire and the South West. A police officer looking at the drying room of the cannabis factor in the nuclear bunkerCredit:Solent News Martin FilleryCredit:Wiltshire Police “The bunker itself had approximately 20 rooms inside over two floors, and almost every single room had been converted for the wholesale production of cannabis. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The cannabis plants at the time with a value of £1 millionCredit:Wiltshire Police Fillery, of Ashcott, Bridgwater, Nguyen, of Horfield, Bristol, and Winter, of Maytree Avenue, Bristol, admitted charges at Salisbury Crown Court. Detective Inspector Simon Pope, of Wiltshire Police, described the find as “the biggest cannabis factory we’ve ever had in Wiltshire and the South West region”.”The isolated and secure nature of the location made the warrant particularly challenging,” he added. Plamen NguyenCredit:Wiltshire Police
Dragon Mining outlines its cobalt and other resources in the north of
Dragon Mining is featured in the February issue of International Mining – its mines in Sweden and Finland and its projects. Runge has just completed the maiden cobalt Mineral Resource for the Juomasuo deposit, the largest of the five deposits identified to date on the Kuusamo gold project in the north of Finland. The cobalt resource totals 3,084,000 t grading 0.12% Co and 0.1 g/t Au and is in addition and separate to the recently announced update of the Juomasuo gold resource of 1,955,000 t grading 4.9 g/t Au and 0.14% Co. The Kuusamo Gold Project is located approximately 700 km northeast of Helsinki. It comprises five known gold deposits with a combined Indicated and Inferred Resource of 460,700 oz grading 4.2 g/t Au. Numerous indications of gold mineralisation have also been identified within the surrounding areas. These indications provide a pipeline of prospects to advance and serve to highlight the overall potential of the Kuusamo gold project. In addition to the reported gold and cobalt, the Juomasuo deposit also contains elevated levels of uranium and rare earth elements, at potential quantities ranging from 2 to 5 Mt and grades ranging from 30 ppm to 180 ppm uranium and 240 to 320 ppm total rare earth element oxides (TREO). These quantities and grades are conceptual in nature, as there is insufficient exploration data to define a Mineral Resource and that it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the determination of a Mineral Resource for uranium and TREO. Generation of the stated ranges is based on preliminary modelling of available uranium and TREO results from diamond core drilling and follows a review of geological information obtained from the drilling completed (365 holes – 303 diamond core drill holes, 62 percussion drill holes) on the Juomasuo deposit and its immediate surrounds.The gold lodes at Juomasuo occur within a larger zone of sulphidised and sheared rocks, which also hosts the cobalt, uranium and rare earth elements. The uranium primarily occurs as discrete grains of uraninite, which are sporadically located within the gold lodes and to a lesser extent with the cobalt mineralisation. The rare earth elements occur as minerals allanite, monazite and bastnasite and these are associated equally with both the gold lodes and cobalt mineralisation.Analysis for uranium and rare earth elements has routinely been undertaken and reported for all drilling completed since the recommencement of exploration at the Kuusamo project in November 2010. Analysis completed prior to this date was not as extensive. The company has instigated a re-logging and re-assaying program of historic drill core to ensure a more comprehensive multi-element database to be available for future Mineral Resource estimates.
Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week before lethal drugs expire
http://jrnl.ie/3355185 ARKANSAS IS RUSHING to execute a slew of prisoners this week before its cache of lethal drugs run out, despite intense criticism and legal challenges to the southern US state’s plans.What began as a macabre plan to put eight convicted murderers to death in 11 days – a record, had it been carried out – has now seen one prisoner executed and four win reprieves.The US Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to deny staying the executions of all eight condemned inmates.But with the clock still ticking, Arkansas authorities are preparing to administer lethal injections today to Marcel Williams and Jack Jones.Four days ago, on Thursday, Ledell Lee was put to death in the state’s first execution in more than a decade.One more execution is scheduled for later in the week: Kenneth Williams, whose lawyers say he is intellectually disabled, on Thursday.Arkansas’s Republican governor Asa Hutchinson has said the accelerated execution timetable is necessary as the state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.The state attorney general, Leslie Rutledge, has pledged to overcome the stays and haul the convicts back into the death chamber.Many of the legal clashes over Arkansas’s plan focus on use of the drug midazolam, a sedative meant to render a condemned person unconscious before other drugs induce death.Critics say it does not always adequately sedate prisoners, potentially causing undue suffering.And McKesson Medical-Surgical, a distributor for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, had asked courts to ban the use of a paralytic it sells, vecuronium bromide, in the chemical cocktail used to kill prisoners.- © AFP 2017Read: North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country >Read: Euro surges despite Le Pen making second round of French elections > Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 24 Comments Anti-death penalty protesters in Arkansas. Image: STEPHEN B. THORNTON/AP/PA Apr 24th 2017, 7:26 AM Share1 Tweet Email Anti-death penalty protesters in Arkansas. Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week – before lethal drugs expire The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month. 11,087 Views By AFP Monday 24 Apr 2017, 7:26 AM Image: STEPHEN B. THORNTON/AP/PA
Congressional Quarterly Sued by FNS
Federal News Service, a Washington D.C.-based transcript service, filed a lawsuit against Congressional Quarterly and its parent companies—Florida’s Times Publishing Company and the Poynter Institute—alleging that the defendants, “through a series of anticompetitive acts and practices,” attempted to monopolize the transcript market and force FNS out of business.The complaint was filed late last week in federal court in Washington, D.C. Also named as defendants are Times Publishing subsidiary CQ Transcriptions, CQ president Robert Merry and vendor Morningside Partners. Morningside, a copy editing service provider, is co-owned by former Cygnus Business Media CEOs Carr Davis and Tony O’Brien. Both are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.FNS’ complaint alleges that Congressional Quarterly and the other defendants “conspired to create and enacted a plan to destroy and/or weaken FNS” and pursued “a broad course of predatory conduct over a period of years,” FNS said in a statement. The complaint alleges that the defendants engaged in corporate espionage, corporate theft and anticompetitive hiring practices. The complaint claims the defendants also attempted to acquire FNS to eliminate competition, FNS said.“It’s a shame that the new owners who just acquired FNS out of bankruptcy proceedings are using this courtroom tactic rather than simply competing based on the merits of their transcript products,” Times Publishing vice president and corporate secretary Andrew P. Corty said in a statement. “Their allegations are baseless, and obviously we will defend CQ vigorously.”Founded in 1985, FNS was sold this summer to the Investment Group after its owner, Cheryl A. Reagan, filed for bankruptcy protection.“The claims made in the lawsuit filed by FNS are without merit,” Davis and O’Brien said in a statement e-mailed to FOLIO:. “Further, we believe that the claims are more reflective of the questionable business practices of FNS and the timing of a contemplated transaction involving CQ than anything else.”It was reported last month that the Economist Group had acquired Congressional Quarterly, which has been on the block since January. When contacted by FOLIO:, an Economist Group spokesperson denied the report, calling it “speculation.”
CCD boss VG Siddharthas death Biz failure need not destroy selfesteem says
Apart from being famous for his work, Anand Mahindra is also known for his prompt and kickass replies on social media platforms.Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, another big name of India Inc., reacted to the demise of Siddhartha. The Biocon MD said it was a “shocking and sad end to a quiet n unassuming pioneer who started the coffee cafes business ahead of Starbucks in India”.Shaw also posting Siddhartha’s letter, saying that the Private Equity fund manager acted like a moneylender which seemed to have caused unbearable stress to VG Siddhartha and it needs to be investigated. Close Coffee King VG Siddhartha went missing on Monday evening. His body was recovered from Netravathi river in Mangaluru on Wednesday morning at around 6:30 am. Siddhartha’s body was washed ashore near Ullal and was fished out by local fishermen from the Netravati River. His family has already been intimated about the recovery of the body. Siddhartha’s body is being shifted to a hospital for postmortem. After the autopsy, his body will be handed over to the family.The postmortem procedure is going to take a couple of hours for the doctors at the Wenlock Hospital to complete.All outlets of CCD across India will remain closed to mourn the loss of its founder. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:25Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:24?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … VG Siddhartha missing | CCD owner leaves distressing letter for board Industrialist Anand Mahindra has expressed shock over Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha’s death.Reuters fileThe Chairman of the Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, has expressed shock over Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha’s death. The industrialist had a word of caution for business moguls.Reacting to the demise of the CCD boss, Anand Mahindra said that he did not know Siddhartha personally and that he had no knowledge about his financial circumstances. However, he said that entrepreneurs must not allow business failure to destroy their self-esteem as it will be the end of entrepreneurship.