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Difficult to acquire land for Nanar refinery: Desai

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first_imgState Industries Minister Subhash Desai said on Monday that opposition from grampanchayats in project-affected areas had made it difficult to acquire land for the west coast oil refinery at Nanar in Ratnagiri district.Reading out a statement in the Assembly, Mr. Desai said there are 14 project-affected villages under nine grampanchayats. “All nine grampanchayats have passed a resolution opposing the oil refinery. Since a policy has been accepted as per the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, to acquire land only with the consent of the owners, it will be difficult to proceed with land acquisition,” the Shiv Sena leader said.He further said Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and the project-affected persons (PAPs) met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on February 15 and submitted thousands of letters from locals opposing the project. The CM assured them the project would not be forced on people, and hence Memorandum of Understanding for the refinery was not signed in the Magnetic Maharashtra summit.Mr. Desai said, “I have written to the CM, appealing him to make public his decision regarding the refinery considering intense opposition from the locals.” Mr. Desai was interrupted by slogans from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Bhaskar Jadhav and Congress MLAs Prithviraj Chavan and Nitesh Rane, among others. Mr. Jadhav said the minister’s statement did not abide by the rulebook, since he was replying to a starred question which was not even discussed. “How can the minister make a statement on an issue which was not even discussed? Isn’t it only a political stunt to ensure no blame goes to him?” Mr. Jadhav asked.Mr. Chavan said the issue was brought up because it is politically sensitive. “How can the Speaker even allow the minister to make a statement [on the refinery]?” the former chief minister asked.Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Ajit Pawar said the Opposition wanted to discuss the Nanar refinery issue in detail, and a special discussion be held in the ongoing budget session, to which Mr. Fadnavis replied in the affirmative.The proposed west coast refinery, which will be biggest in the country, is expected to bring in investment worth ₹1.5 to ₹2 lakh crore. The Indian Oil Corporation will have 50% stake in it, while Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) will have a stake of 25% each.last_img read more

Oladipo’s 19 leads Pacers, snapping Spurs’ home streak

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first_imgIndiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) during the first half. APSAN ANTONIO — Indiana made itself at home at an arena that’s rarely hospitable to visiting teams.Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and the Pacers defeated San Antonio 94-86 on Sunday (Monday Manila time), snapping the Spurs’ 14-game home winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Asked if Dejounte Murray would continue to start at point guard, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, “We’ll see.”Murray had eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.“A little different, so I guess we’re figuring where we need certain things (with Parker) coming off the bench to start the game,” Spurs guard Danny Green said. “Trying to get a happy medium of getting some fast pace, slower pace, getting it inside, working outside, but turn the ball over a little less, move it a little bit better.”Parker responded with 12 points, five assists and one turnover, but LaMarcus Aldridge struggled without the veteran point guard.The Pacers stymied Aldridge offensively even without the injured Myles Turner, limiting the Spurs forward to a season-low 10 points. Aldridge finished 5 for 14 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Dinwiddie basket in last second, Nets beat Pistons Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting San Antonio lost at home for the third time this season and the first since Nov. 10 against Milwaukee.“It’s just a great win for this young team to come into San Antonio, where they only lost two games,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “This has always been a tough place to play and to end the road trip when you’re a little fatigued and a little tired. The challenge was mentally give yourself a chance by giving the effort, staying connected, playing together, and they did.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Pacers became the first Eastern Conference team in three years to sweep a season series from the Spurs.With Manu Ginobili, Rudy Gay and Kawhi Leonard out with injuries, San Antonio made a last-minute lineup change, bringing Tony Parker off the bench for the 14th time in 1,165 career games. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The difficulty of winning in San Antonio was not lost on veterans Collinson and Jefferson.“It’s big time,” Collison said. “Al and I were just talking about all that it takes to get a victory here. It’s a good win all around. If we can continue to keep this up, the way we’ve been playing, beating teams like this, we’re going to have a very good time.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES “Thaddeus (Young) did a really nice job of making LaMarcus work,” McMillan said. “You don’t stop those guys, but he was physical and made it tough for him to score. The rest of our guys did a good job defending and just keeping them in front.”Indiana, which led by as many as 17 points, had 15 steals while forcing 20 turnovers.“We did a great job just getting stops and moving the ball,” Oladipo said. “They’re a tough team to play against. Well-coached team, great players over there, it was a tough-fought team win. We’ve just got to build on it.”Darren Collison added 15 points for Indiana, which snapped a three-game losing streak in San Antonio.The Spurs pulled within 83-76 with 5:03 remaining on Davis Bertans’ 3-pointer, but San Antonio committed two turnovers on the next two possessions.“It happens a little too much with our team,” said Pau Gasol, who had 14 points. “We get a little bit out of whack. We don’t execute, we’re a little sloppy at times and we pay the price. We can’t afford mistakes like that.”TIP-INSPacers: Turner missed his seventh straight game with an injured right elbow. He high-stepped halfway down the baseline in celebration after Al Jefferson dunked on Gasol early in the fourth quarter. … The Pacers concluded their longest trip of the season, going 3-2. … Indiana came in averaging 106.5 points per game, which was 10th in the league.Spurs: Ginobili was a late scratch after being listed as questionable with bruised right thigh. … Popovich said he is still not sure when Leonard will return as he continues to rehabilitate right quadriceps tendinopathy. … Spurs players have missed 123 games collectively because of injuries and sat out 10 games for rest. … Aldridge’s previous low was 11 points against at Boston on Oct. 30.BIG WINlast_img read more

Irving sinks big shots for Cavs when need greatest

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first_imgCLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 09: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPKyrie Irving has become Cleveland’s clutch sharpshooter in the NBA playoffs, the Cavaliers guard making his biggest mark in must-win games.Irving will need all his skills Monday when the defending champions face Golden State in game five of the NBA Finals, the host Warriors up 3-1 in the best-of-seven showdown with a chance to reclaim the crown they lost to the Cavaliers last year.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? “We love how aggressive Kyrie has been,” Cavaliers star LeBron James said Sunday. “It has been great for our team with his ability to take big shots and knock them down.”Irving, who put the Cavaliers ahead to stay on a stunning 3-pointer in the final minute of game seven last year, scored 40 points Friday to lead Cleveland’s 137-116 home win over Golden State to extend the series, hitting seven of a finals-record 24 3-pointers for the Cavs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He has just been very special in closeout games,” James said. “He has always been built for the biggest moments and he showed that once again. It’s not surprising. He’s just that special.”Irving, who hit a playoff career-high 42 points against Boston in the penultimate game of the Eastern Conference finals, says closeout games bring out ultimate efforts. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Curry vows more aggressive play after finals struggles Teammate Richard Jefferson has a much less technical evaluation of Irving’s big shot success.“He embraces the moment,” Jefferson said. “At times he wants that moment so bad that he puts pressure on himself because he expects that much of himself. As a competitor, he wants to win. He’s not afraid of those moments. He looks forward to those moments.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr was overflowing in admiration as well, despite being on the beaten end of those heroics.“He was brilliant the last two games and we’ve got to do a better job on him,” Kerr said. “But there’s only so much you can do against certain guys. We’ll try our best to make things a little tougher on him, with full awareness that he may go for 40 again.”‘Clever creator of space’Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who often defends Irving, says his drives to the hoop are as deadly as his 3-pointers.“He has made a lot of contested shots. He has gotten to the basket a little too much for our liking,” Curry said.“Just try to make him play in a crowd as much as possible. That’s the biggest thing. He’ll have some runs, but over the course of the game you just want to make it tough.”Irving, 25, feels contact after nearly every shot now.“There’s not one possession where I come down where I’m not getting hit or hitting somebody, and that’s just the physicality of the finals,” he said. “I relish that challenge of becoming better and demanding more out of myself.” LATEST STORIES MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s a time to definitely show everything that you’re made of in those moments,” Irving said. “You never want to be in elimination games, but when you are, you want to be as prepared as possible.“Regardless of any situation, I feel like if I do a great job of giving confidence in my teammates and remaining calm, we have a great chance of coming out on the successful side.”‘He embraces the moment’Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue can see the difference in Irving from start of the finals to now.“Playing with more pace. Pushing the basketball. On misses or makes, he’s pushing it and trying to create an advantage there,” Lue said. “He’s attacking early. Not messing around with it too much. He’s one of the best one-on-one players in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

Govt committed to empowerment of differently-abled: Gehlot

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first_imgAmravati (Maha), Feb 14 (PTI) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot today affirmed the governments effort to empower the differently-abled citizens, and detailed various initiatives taken in this direction.”The differently-abled (people) are an integral part of human resource. They have the right to lead a good life. To give them this opportunity there is a strong need for public participation in governments efforts,” he said.Gehlot was speaking at a function organised by the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) in where he distributed support equipment worth Rs 60 lakh to 1,044 differently-abled people.Gehlot said his ministry has provided support equipment to over 3.75 lakh beneficiaries in the past one-and-half year.He said the ministry organised over 350 camps in 26 states and of these he attended 100 mega camps, where equipment worth over Rs 1 crore each were distributed.”In six months, artificial limbs with total flexibility would be manufactured at Kanpur in collaboration with German and England-based companies, which would enable differently-abled persons to walk, play, and write normally,” he said.He said persons with more than 80 per cent disability would be provided with motor tricycles.”Our target is (distribution of) 1,000 (motor tricycles), but demand is higher. One tricycle costs Rs 37,000. Weve already completed the target. To meet the extra demand, weve decided to give subsidy of Rs 25,000, and hope MPs, MLAs, and donors would help arrange the rest amount,” he said.The Minister spoke on modern hearing-aids and sensor-laced walking sticks to support the deaf and dumb and visually-disabled people.advertisementHe also spoke about Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, wherein his ministry has planned to provide ramps in 100 multi-storeyed buildings in 50 big cities of the country.”This facility would also be made available at airports, railway stations and hospitals,” he said.He said medical certificates bearing unique identification number (Aadhaar) would henceforth be issued to differently-abled citizens.Gehlot praised the differently-abled sportspersons who have brought laurels in international events, besides announcing to set up national sports centres in the country.The Minister felicitated few differently-abled sportspersons. PTI COR SDL TIRlast_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

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first_imgNew Delhi: 14 AUG, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALPatna:Tiranga Yatra in Patna(A)Jabalpur:72nd Independence Day celebration(A)Mumbai:Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt(A)Mumbai:Dil Hai Hindustani 2(B)Mumbai:Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha(B)New Delhi:Road safety awareness videos(B)New Delhi:Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu(B)Attari:Pak’s I-Day celebrations at Wagah(B+A)Mumbai:Bollywood actor John Abraham(B)Allahabad/Bikaner:Know Your Army Mela(A)Patna:Civil Service Incentive Scheme Launch(B)New Delhi:Congress leaders meet EC(B+A)Jammu:Security tightens on Jammu-SrinagarHighway(B)New Delhi:Vice President and Dalveer Bhandariduring a meeting(B)New Delhi:Pakistan’s Independence Day(B+A)Kolkata:Kanyasree Diwas(A+B)Guwahati:Protest against Union Minister of Statefor Railways Rajen Gohain(B)New Delhi:Press conference on New Model Concession Agreement for Greenfield Airports(B)INERNATIONALWest Glacier :fire burns next to Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park(B)Payson :plane crash in Payson(B)Taos: Siraj Wahhaj walks by Subhannah Wahhajduring a court hearing(B)Newcastle: Former Adelaide Archbishop PhilipWilson leaves Newcastle Local Court(A)Fort Drum: Donald Trump signs the $716 billion defense policy bill(B+A)Pottsville:flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania(A)Benton: Flash flooding(B)Damascus: People drive their motorcycles inDamascus(A)Jdedeh Yabous:Syrian refuges stand next to trucks(A)Port carbon:Flash floodingadvertisement(A)Sanaa:Saudi-led airstrike, during a funeral in Saada(A)Amalia:An aerial view of a makeshift compound is seen in the desert area(A+B)Cuenca: Soccer fans killed in a bus crash(B)SeaTac: People stand at the ramp tower, used tocontrol airplane traffic(A)Payson:A damaged house after a plane crashed(A)Port Carbon: Flash flooding(A)Undated:s Duane Youd. Youd, of Utah, flew a small plane into his own house(A)Karachi:71st Independence Day(B)HONG KONG: Pro-independence activist Andy Chan(B)London:Car crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament(B)SPORTSMason: Western & Southern tennis Open(B+A)Hyderabad:Asian Games 2018(B)PTI PHOTO GCS DLDLlast_img read more

Lukaku equals Man Utd record

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first_imgStats Lukaku equals Man Utd scoring record Goal Last updated 2 years ago 22:50 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku Southampton Manchester United Getty Stats Romelu Lukaku Southampton v Manchester United Manchester United Southampton Premier League The 24-year-old’s start in the Premier League has never been bettered by a Red Devil No Manchester United player has enjoyed a better start to their career at Old Trafford than Romelu Lukaku, at least when it comes to goal scoring.The Belgium international hitman struck against Southampton to register his sixth strike in as many Premier League outings for Jose Mourinho’s side – a record that only one other player can match.Newcastle 11/1 to beat Brighton 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Although the striker’s initial header from Ashley Young’s cross was saved, he reacted quickest to batter the ball into the net and match the streak that Louis Saha enjoyed at the start of his Premier League career with the Red Devils.6 – No player scored more goals in their first six @premierleague games for @ManUtd than Romelu Lukaku (6, level with Louis Saha). Impact.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 23, 2017The 24-year-old has found the net against West Ham (twice), Swansea, Stoke and his former club, Everton. Only Leicester have shut him out.Meanwhile, Saha enjoyed a similar run when he moved to Old Trafford from Fulham in January 2004. The Frenchman netted against Southampton, Everton (twice), Fulham, Arsenal and Birmingham, but would only score one more goal that season.last_img read more

The secrets of Maurizio Sarri: ‘You feel you’re on a different planet with him’

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first_imgShare on LinkedIn Every day I follow the training sessions and I’ll tell you one thing: Maurizio is capable of a magic trick. During every session he transmits his knowledge of football, his idea, to every player. He defends his choice to play offensive football regardless of the opponent.At Empoli we have a small room behind the training pitch that became like his home. Even his time off was spent in that room studying opponents. And Sarri never gets tired despite the 60 cigarettes a day! Pinterest Twitter European club football Read more Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea: match preview Reuse this content Read more Fabrizio Corsi, president of Empoli. Photograph: Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images Facebook Chelsea Maurizio Sarri says Christian Eriksen is a player he ‘likes very much’ Share on Twitter Sarri is a perfectionist but in a good way. If you miss a pass by 10cm, he looks for ways to improve you. His idea is that the team should memorise what they should do. During every session you go over the same script while having fun. His view is that training should never be too long, you must always have the ball at your feet and the defensive line must be perfect. Off the pitch he’s a marvellous person; on the pitch he’s very demanding. Pinterest Sarri managed Napoli for three years. Photograph: Ciro de Luca/Reuters Even in the dressing rooms he smoked once in a while. The players laughed about it and in the end those who smoked got permission from Sarri to go into a storage room with him for a cigarette. I used to tell him: ‘Maurizio, for an athlete it’s not positive to smoke.’ He answered: ‘The important thing is that when you practise you give me 105%.’ He is a crazy genius.When he joined Napoli I asked myself: ‘Will Maurizio be able to convince champions with his ideas?’ But I found out after sending a few text messages that after two days he had a very strong bond with Gonzalo Higuaín and I figured he would be a success.Daniele CroceCremonese midfielder who played for Sarri at a number of clubsSarri is very superstitious. For instance he always parked in the same place. One time, a teammate arrived at training before Sarri and parked in his spot as a joke. The coach’s reaction was amazing: he hit the car until the player moved it. They laughed about it afterwards but that shows you what Sarri is like, how intense he is.But players love Sarri because he makes working for him fun and his other big secret is getting into players’ minds. He expects you to work like you would during the match. He’s like a maniac; every detail is addressed carefully and those who don’t give their all in training are lost. Share on WhatsApp Massimo MaccaroneSpent three years under Sarri at Empoli, scoring 50 goals. Also played for MiddlesbroughI owe a lot to Sarri. When I signed for Empoli I was demotivated and he gave me back the desire to play football. The minute I started working with Maurizio I couldn’t wait for Sunday to arrive so that I could play. I can tell you that if you work with Sarri you feel as if you are on another planet. I can understand why Ross Barkley said that he had already learned so much from him. Sarri makes his players believe they can achieve anything. At Empoli, whenever we had an important match against a bigger team, say Juventus or Milan, Sarri would give the players a speech that would last for an hour. He never said a word about playing defensively or limiting damage. Instead he would say: ‘I want a bunch of crazy players who play to win even on this pitch. You need to be even more ambitious and arrogant than you normally are.’Ronaldo VaninRight-back for Sarri at Sorrento in 2011-12Maurizio didn’t only want to win, he wanted more. He always told us we must command the game. One time we had a very difficult away game and produced the perfect performance. Afterwards we were on the bus, all pumped up. We waited five, 10, 20 minutes and there was no sign of Sarri. Half an hour later he arrived, apologised and said he was waiting for the DVD so he could watch it on the way back. He wanted to fix the mistakes and take notes. He was on the computer for the entire four-hour trip: incredible. Facebook Share via Email Every day I follow the training sessions, and I’ll tell you one thing: Maurizio is capable of a magic trickFabrizio Corsi Pinterest Twitter features Share on Pinterest Topics Here is why: Maurizio knows how to give you confidence in your ability but he is also with you every step of the road, checking on how you are doing, noticing what you are doing right and wrong. The consistency and quality of the training sessions are remarkable and players respect him.At Empoli my strike partner Francesco Tavano and I were 33 and 34, so Sarri found a tactical approach which enabled him to play in a way that didn’t fatigue us too much. It worked perfectly, and then players follow blindly. Maurizio is always calm. But if you don’t follow his ideas on football and you start doing things your way, he gets annoyed. He holds everything inside during the game – two screams maybe – then on Tuesday when training starts again he spends half an hour explaining everything. He’s a teacher.Empoli president Fabrizio CorsiAppointed Sarri in 2012. Sarri took the team into Serie A in his second season and left for Napoli a year laterOne day my sporting director Marcello Carli said to me: ‘Talk to this man, after two minutes you’ll be enthralled.’ That man was Maurizio. It was like magic right away – in one face-to-face meeting I saw the passion and energy. Twitter Facebook Maurizio Sarri Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Massimo Maccarone played under Sarri at Empoli. Photograph: Giorgio Benvenuti/EPAlast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta seeking Kaka inspiration

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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta seeking Kaka inspirationby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLucas Paqueta is delighted with his move to AC Milan.The former Flamengo midfielder formally completed his move last week.”Kaka was one of my idols and my dream is to do as well at Milan as Kaka did, even if it’s probably not right to make comparisons. I’d simply like to do my job as well as I possibly can.”Paquetà will wear the Number 39 jersey and begin training with Milan ahead of the Italian Super Cup against Juventus on January 16.He will be unveiled by Milan on Tuesday. last_img read more

Jemimah Rodrigues to play England’s Kia Super League

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first_imgJemimah Rodrigues to play England’s Kia Super LeagueIndia’s young women’s cricket star Jemimah Rodrigues will become the third player from the country after Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur to feature in the T20 competition in England. advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 11, 2019 23:42 IST Jemimah Rodrigues (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJemimah Rodrigues will play for Yorkshire Diamonds in Women’s Super LeagueJemimah has represented India in 10 ODIs and 25 T20Is so farKSL, featuring 6 teams, will start from August 6Indian cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues has been named in the Yorkshire Diamonds squad for the fourth and final edition of the Kia Super League (KSL).Rodrigues, who made her international debut in February last year, will join Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur who are also set to feature in the tournament once again.The official Twitter handle of Yorkshire Diamonds posted the squad which included Jemimah’s name.”The Diamonds have announced their squad for the fourth and final edition of the KSL, which will be replaced by the Hundred from 2020. This summer’s competition kicks off in early August,” the tweet read along with the squad photo which has Jemimah’s name.Mumbai-based Jemimah has represented India in 10 ODIs and 25 T20Is so far.KSL will feature six teams beginning August 6.Also 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Jemimah RodriguesFollow India women’s cricket teamFollow Kia T20 Super LeagueFollow Smriti MandhanaFollow Harmanpreet Kaurlast_img read more

Odfjell Finalizes Sale of Rotterdam Tank Terminal

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Odfjell Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE has finalized the sale of Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam (OTR).Odfjell Terminals sold its 100% ownership of OTR to the Netherlands-based company Koole Terminals BV.As informed, the sale will generate USD 100 million of cash proceeds to Odfjell.The move follows the announcement of American private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg (LG) regarding the disposal of its 49% shareholding in Odfjell Terminals and Odfjell’s decision on an outright sale of Odfjell Terminals’ subsidiaries OTR and Odfjell Terminals Maritiem (OTM).Odfjell earlier said the transaction is part of Odfjell Terminals’ efforts to cut debt.Specialized in seaborne transportation and storage of chemicals and other specialty bulk liquids, Odfjell has a fleet of some 83 ships, which trade both globally and regionally. The company’s tank terminal division consists of eight tank terminals and is part of a network of another 13 tank terminals partly owned by related parties.last_img read more

Being disconnected with Saurabh is our pairs success secret Manu

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first_imgNew Delhi: Communication is key aspect in a team sport but Manu Bhaker believes that remaining “disconnected” with partner Saurabh Chaudhary has been the key to their golden run in four successive World Cups. The teenagers will be gunning for a podium finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics having already booked a quota place for the country. “We are not very connected. We are two very different things (individuals),” the 17-year-old Manu said when asked about her recipe of success having won her fourth mixed World Cup gold in Rio de Janeiro, last week. At 17, one is free from fear of failure which is a common thread binding the teenage duo as they simply like to concentrate on their individual performances. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”We don’t talk much. We are both on our own. We just focus on our individual performance. He doesn’t give much thought on my performance and neither do I think about his. I think that makes us fearless and we shoot for ourselves and perhaps because of that, we are doing well,” Manu explained. Manu will be among the 14 Indian shooters, who will represent the country at the year-ending World Cup Finals, scheduled to be held in Putian, China between November 17 and 23. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”I thought I will not be selected for World Cup final as I didn’t win any individual medals this year. I won all the mixed team gold with Saurabh. So it was unexpected but now that I have been selected, I am so happy and excited to go for the World Finals. I will work hard to do well,” she said. Last year, Manu had won a series of gold medals, which include the Guadalajara World Cup, Commonwealth Games and the Youth Olympics at Buenos Aires. There were also disappointments in store when she suffered a pistol malfunction during the 25m Rapid Fire pistol final at the Munich World Cup, forcing her to forfeit.last_img read more

RCMP to view investigation of death of woman who plunged down hotel

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first_imgREGINA – The RCMP is now reviewing the Regina police department’s investigation into the death of a 29-year-old who plunged 10 storeys down a hotel laundry chute.Regina police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich says in an email that Chief Evan Bray made a public commitment to the family of Nadine Machiskinic that his department would welcome an independent review.Popowich says there was no order for the Regina service to do more with the investigation, but she says Bray “felt strongly that if an independent review could give the family some comfort and help them move forward, he would help make it happen.”Machiskinic was found at the bottom of the chute at Regina’s Delta Hotel in January 2015.A fatality inquest jury found it could not determine the cause of her death.Machiskinic’s family, including her aunt Delores Stevenson, asked the province’s justice minister to order a new investigation, but was turned down.Machiskinic’s family has questioned how she fit through the opening of the laundry chute, which was only 53 centimetres wide, and why it took police 60 hours to launch an investigation.Toxicology expert Chris Keddy testified at the inquiry that because Machiskinic was a long-time drug user and had a high tolerance, she would have still been mobile and capable of climbing into the laundry chute on her own.The inquest heard blood tests showed Machiskinic had alcohol and a mix of methadone and three other drugs in her system, as well as high levels of sleeping medication.An empty bottle of prescription sleeping pills was found along with her body.Bray has admitted mistakes were made in the investigation, but says he’s confident in the police force’s findings and doesn’t believe they were biased.“In an effort to help the family of Ms. Machiskinic find some peace, Chief Bray contacted the Assistant Commissioner of the RCMP to request a review,” Popowich said Thursday. “The RCMP members assigned to the review will have access to all files and documents they need in order to review the RPS investigation.”last_img read more

UK loneliness minister puts spotlight on issue Canada also needs to tackle

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first_imgVANCOUVER – The appointment of a minister of loneliness in the United Kingdom to tackle social isolation is an acknowledgment of a problem Canadian experts say needs to be addressed here as well.B.C.’s seniors’ advocate Isobel Mackenzie said whether government intervention is the right approach remains to be seen, but it at least highlights social isolation as an important issue that merits public discourse.“It’s getting the conversation going,” Mackenzie said. “It’s something a lot of people don’t think about who aren’t isolated and lonely. … They don’t think about the person who is not reaching out to them.”Andrew Wister, director of the gerontology research centre at Simon Fraser University in B.C., said studies have found about one in five Canadians experience some degree of loneliness or social isolation.Social isolation can have serious repercussions, including impacts on a person’s mental health and mortality, and Canada could learn from the U.K.’s approach in raising public discourse on the issue, he said.U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced Wednesday the creation of a ministerial lead on loneliness. It marks the government’s first step in implementing recommendations made by a commission that found rates of loneliness are “worryingly high” across all age groups.In addition to developing a strategy to address the issue, Britain’s new minister will work across government departments to identify and support solutions that are already working and collect data to monitor progress.Wister said a collaborative approach to addressing social isolation is important because of the wide range of factors contributing to the problem.A 2017 report by Canada’s National Seniors Council, which Wister chaired, identified people living alone or in remote communities, who identify as LGBTQ, have disabilities and experience poverty as higher-risk groups.Access to transportation is a barrier many seniors encounter, he said, as is the availability of other health and social services.Mackenzie said “unintended consequences” of modern life, including technology, are also isolating people.As services such as banking and grocery shopping move online, people are losing opportunities to connect with one another, she said.“We need to look at some of the decisions we are making as a society on how we are choosing to live that may be contributing over time to creating the circumstances that lead to loneliness and isolation —decisions like living in single-family homes in the suburbs, driving alone in cars, communicating through social media rather than in person,” she said.Loneliness and isolation are particularly acute among seniors over the age of 80 who experience additional challenges like the death of a spouse, Mackenzie said.A survey conducted by her office last year found that even seniors in residential care facilities in B.C. reported feeling some degree of loneliness, despite being surrounded by people.“Almost half of the people living in our care homes felt that they didn’t have a close friend or someone they could do things with,” Mackenzie said.Wister said the problem is a complex one to solve, but deserves time and attention.Reconnecting people with their communities can change lives by improving the health and well being of individuals and enriching the people around them, he said.—Follow @Givetash on Twitter.last_img read more

Trade tribunal investigating allegation of bias in search for third shipyard

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first_imgOTTAWA — A trade tribunal is investigating the federal government’s plan to add a third shipyard to its multibillion-dollar shipbuilding strategy over allegations the process is rigged in favour of a Quebec shipyard.Heddle Marine Services of Hamilton, Ont., first asked the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to launch an investigation last month, alleging some requirements needed to qualify for consideration seemed aimed at disqualifying all contenders except Quebec’s Chantier Davie.While the federal government later amended the requirements, Heddle nonetheless pushed ahead with its complaint and the tribunal confirms in a letter to the Ontario shipyard that it is looking into the matter.One question, however, is how far the tribunal will be able to delve into the case as the federal Liberals recently restricted the tribunal’s ability to review big-ticket government purchases that it deems to be of importance to national security.While the tribunal can’t say if the Liberals properly invoked the national security exemption, the government can wait until just before a contract is awarded to make such a designation and scuttle any review.The third yard will join Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding and Seaspan Marine in Vancouver in the federal government’s massive naval procurement process known as the national shipbuilding strategy, and will be tasked with building six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

WestJet CEO says new routes to Europe on Dreamliner partly a grab

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WestJet Airlines Ltd. plans to launch non-stop service from Calgary to Dublin, Paris and London’s Gatwick Airport using its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, challenging Air Canada with transatlantic flights that target business passengers and the jet set.“It’s really important for us to be able to attract what I would call bucket-list travellers, premium leisure travellers and, indeed, a share of business corporate travellers,” WestJet chief executive Ed Sims said in an telephone interview from Calgary.The airline aims to invest roughly $4 billion in new airplanes over the next six or seven years, including 10 Dreamliners, Sims said.The new routes reflect not just a grab for more would-be Air Canada passengers, but also an attempt to gin up new travellers.“We think the markets here are being very underserved, so I think there’s an opportunity to attract a new generation of travellers,” Sims said.“But of course, for outbound Canadians it now gives them a choice,” he added.The wide-body 320-seat Dreamliners include 16 lie-flat seats in a business cabin as well as 24 premium economy seats, as WestJet continues to recast itself as a large intercontinental carrier.“It’s a real evolution from WestJet being a clone of Southwest (Airlines) to becoming more and more similar in some ways to Air Canada — but trying to differentiate themselves,” said Karl Moore, an aviation expert at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.WestJet is battling with Air Canada on a number of fronts. Its ultra-low-cost Swoop airline recently launched flights to the U.S., in competition with Air Canada’s six-year-old Rouge unit.On top of a long-range fleet that still dwarfs WestJet’s, Air Canada’s recent deal at the head of a consortium to buy the Aeroplan reward program from Aimia Inc. represents another potential advantage WestJet aims to reduce.WestJet announced Wednesday it will top up its WestJet Rewards program with a new platinum tier later this year.“Flying to Europe is not going to be all that dissimilar to Air Canada,” Moore said.“You’re going to have points, you’re going to have a business class, you’re flying long-haul in brand new planes.”WestJet remains outside the constellation of major airline alliances, however, which comprise Star Alliance — of which Air Canada is a member — Sky Team and Oneworld.“I’ve absolutely changed my behaviour because I can get points flying on non-Air Canada partner airlines,” Moore said. “I don’t think WestJet is as powerful to the global traveller as Air Canada with the Star Alliance.”WestJet’s three new routes are slated to start in the spring, with sales beginning Wednesday.The Dreamliner will fly daily between Calgary and Gatwick, four times a week to and from Paris and three times a week to and from Dublin. read more

Trump takes first step to scale back financial regulations

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by Jill Colvin, The Associated Press Posted Feb 3, 2017 3:39 am MDT Last Updated Feb 3, 2017 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trump takes first step to scale back financial regulations In this Feb. 2, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is taking his first steps aimed at scaling back financial services regulations. The president will sign an executive order Friday that will direct the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law, which reshaped financial regulation after the 2008-09 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is taking his first steps aimed at scaling back financial services regulations, and the Republican-run Congress cast a vote early Friday signalling that it’s eager to help.The president will sign an executive order Friday that will direct the Treasury secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law, which reshaped financial regulation after the 2008-09 financial crisis.But first, the Senate used an unusual pre-dawn vote to approve legislation, 52-47, killing a regulation that has required oil and gas companies to disclose payments to the U.S. or foreign governments for commercial development. The House approved the measure this week, and Trump is expected to sign it.Republicans said the rejected regulation gives foreign competitors valuable information about U.S. firms and would hurt the economy. Democrats said erasing the requirement means big companies will be able to hide questionable dealings with foreign governments like Russia.Trump pledged during his campaign to repeal and replace the Dodd-Frank law, which also created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A senior White House official outlined his executive order in a background briefing with reporters Thursday.“Dodd-Frank is a disaster,” Trump said earlier this week during a meeting with small business owners. “We’re going to be doing a big number on Dodd-Frank.”The president said he’ll be discussing the topic with top CEOs and banking executives at a meeting Friday morning at the White House, where attendees included Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.“There’s nobody better to tell me about Dodd-Frank than Jamie, so you’re going to tell me about it,” Trump said.He told the group that he expects his administration “to be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank because frankly I have so many people, friends of mine that have nice businesses that can’t borrow money. They just can’t get any money because the banks just won’t let ’em borrow because of the rules and regulations of Dodd-Frank.”Trump’s order won’t have any immediate impact. But it directs the Treasury secretary to consult with members of different regulatory agencies and the Financial Stability Oversight Council and report back on potential changes.That likely includes a review of the CFPB, which vastly expanded regulators’ ability to police consumer products — from mortgages to credit cards to student loans.Trump administration officials, like other critics, argue Dodd-Frank did not achieve what it set out to do and portray it as an example of massive government over-reach.Trump will also sign a presidential memorandum Friday that instructs the Labor Department to delay implementing an Obama-era rule that requires financial professionals who charge commissions to put their clients’ best interests first when giving advice on retirement investments.The rule, which was set to take effect in April, will be delayed for 90 days while it’s reviewed.The so-called “fiduciary rule” was aimed at blocking financial advisers from steering clients toward investments with higher commissions and fees that can eat away at retirement savings.Critics argue the rule limits retirees’ investment choices by forcing asset managers to steer them to the lowest-risk options.__Follow Colvin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/colvinj read more

Tips for job seekers headed to Youth Hiring Fair next week

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The City of Calgary’s 19th annual Youth Hiring Fair is just around the corner and organizers are hoping those who come out are ready for the day.The fair drew more than 8,000 people last year.Jennifer MacSween with the Calgary Youth Employment Centre said there are some things job seekers can do to prepare.“Researching the companies beforehand, even stopping off at the Youth Employment Centre before the actual fair begins,” she said.She said they help 15 to 24 year olds put together a solid resume and they can meet with employment counselors.The fair runs Tuesday, March 28 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Big Four Building at Stampede Park.TOP 5 TIPS FOR SUCCESSMeet with an Employment Counsellor at YEC before you attendIdentify employers of choice and conduct research before attendingKnow what you want to achieve and make a plan: you can’t meet with everyone; prioritize your top five employersDeliver an “elevator pitch” and engage the recruiters in conversation. Use the face time you have to leave a positive impactApproach with confidence, but practice your way up to your #1 choice: “Last choice first, first choice last” SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM THE COMPETITIONDress for success: dress professionally and appropriately, some employers will be conducting interviews at the hiring fairBring in a targeted resume and cover letter for each employer of interestAsk for a business card from the recruiter or a way to follow-up with them after the hiring fair and then do it!Execute your plan individually. If you plan to attend the Fair with friends break-off, do your thing, then meet up afterwards.Talk to people and NETWORK. Engage exhibitors or recruiters, talk to staff and other attendees. You never know who has valuable information that may help your either your future or current job search! Tips for job seekers headed to Youth Hiring Fair next week Jobs seekers line up at the city’s 18th annual Youth Hiring Fair on April 8, 2016. (660 NEWS) by Mike Tarasko Posted Mar 24, 2017 7:17 am MDT Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 7:19 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NAIL YOUR HIRING FAIR INTERVIEW Be prepared and bring a professional binder containing: a notepad, pens, copies of your resumes, references, impactful questions to ask employers. Actively take notes during the interview, or write questions down, and show you’re engaged in the conversation.Know the employer, know yourself, and make strong connections: understand the employer/organization, the business, the customer base, the history, current projects, etc. – and how you will fit in and add value. Know why you want to work there and how you will contribute to their success.Be comfortable with silence and think before you speak! You don’t need to respond immediately after the employer asks a question. You also don’t want to end up rambling. Think about what the employer is asking you and then deliver a purposeful responseBe sure to follow-up with a thank you letter, reiterating your interest in the position, and noting something you took away from the conversation.Meet with a YEC Employment Counsellor, who conduct a tailor-made mock interviews and provide you with constructive feedback while engaging in a realistic interview preview. Practice and Rehearse: know how to respond to common questions and learn how to effectively speak to accomplishments you have outlined on your resume that allow you to stand out. Bring in written lists or responses if it will help you. read more

UN reports new allegations of sexual misconduct by peacekeepers in Central African

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“These new allegations relate to a case where three young females – including one minor –were victims of rape by members of a MINUSCA military contingent. The Mission was informed of these allegations on August 12 2015 by the families of the three women,” explained Diane Corner during a press conference from Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).These allegations come on the heels of a case reported on 11 August by the human rights group Amnesty International, also regarding MINUSCA “blue helmets.” The day after the incident was revealed, MINUSCA chief General Babacar Gaye, resigned at the request of the Secretary-General.Mrs. Corner said upon learning of the charges, the Mission immediately informed the UN Headquarters in New York, which notified the UN Office of the Internal Oversight Services and the relevant troop-contributing country. Per procedure, within 10 days, the country should notify the Organization whether it intends to investigate these allegations itself. “If the country fails to open an investigation or does not respond to the request of UN Headquarters, the Organization will launch its own investigation,” explained the Deputy Special Representative.Last week, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that it was critical that troop contributing countries take swift action to appoint national investigation officers, conclude investigations and hold perpetrators accountable, UN spokesperson, Vannina Maestracci said today.MINUSCA, assured Mrs. Corner, will make sure to preserve all available evidence related to the allegations. Assuming the penal responsibility, the contributing country is ultimately responsible for the good conduct of his own peacekeepers. The Mission and the agencies it partners with provide assistance to victims of such claims, added Mrs. Corner.Reiterating MINUSCA’s firm commitment to fight all forms of misconduct by its personnel, she called for anyone with some information in this regard to share it with the Mission, which will guarantee anonymity and protection. Deployed in early 2014, MINUSCA is currently aiming to defuse sectarian tensions across the country. More than two years of civil war and violence have displaced thousands of people amid ongoing clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka alliance and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian. In addition, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to operate in the south-eastern part of the country.The situation of deep instability is further exacerbated by a growing humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that some 450,000 people remain displaced inside the country while thousands of others have sought asylum across the borders. Meanwhile, overall some 2.7 million people in the CAR remain in direct need of urgent humanitarian assistance. read more