Kairana bypoll: RLD to field ‘united opposition’ candidate

first_imgBuoyed by the Opposition’s grand success in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Sunday said it would contest the May 28 Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll with the “full support” of like-minded, non-BJP parties. “We have decided to field Tabassum Begum from the Kairana parliamentary constituency,” Uttar Pradesh RLD chief Masood Ahmad said. “We expect the full support of like-minded, non-BJP parties, especially the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), besides the Congress. Tabassum Begum joined the RLD on Sunday and hopefully, she will emerge as the joint opposition candidate,” he said. A former BSP MP from Kairana, Tabassum (47), who had later joined the SP, is a popular face in the Jat-dominated constituency in western Uttar Pradesh, about 100 km from New Delhi.Exuding confidence that the Ajit Singh-led party will win the crucial bypoll, Mr. Ahmad said: “The process of forming a coalition (against the BJP) has started and soon, there will be a mahagathbandhan (grand alliance).” ‘Opposition unity’ He also said the RLD will support the SP candidate for the Noorpur Assembly by-election, to be held simultaneously with the Kairana bypoll, heralding the process of opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The Kairana bypoll was necessitated following the death of its sitting BJP MP, Hukum Singh. Similarly, the Noorpur Assembly seat fell vacant after the death of sitting BJP MLA Lokendra Singh Chauhan in a road accident. Commenting on the development, State BJP general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said: “The confusion arising out of such political manipulations will lead to the opposition’s defeat and the BJP will emerge victorious with the people’s support.” Extra efforts The BJP will put in extra efforts to retain both the seats to send a message to its cadre, the voters as well as the opposition parties that its drubbing in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls was a closed chapter now and that the saffron party’s vote-bank was still intact in western U.P., a party insider said. On the other hand, the opposition parties — the SP, the RLD and the Congress — are viewing the bypolls as another opportunity to convey the message to the voters that the saffron fortress can be breached if the opposition is united.last_img read more

Not Realistic to Think of Winning Premier League Title Yet, Says Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. London: Liverpool have nothing to lose in the Premier League title race despite amassing an eight-point lead after just eight games, according to defender Virgil van Dijk.The European champions are in pole position to end a 30-year wait to win a league title, but Van Dijk believes the pressure is still on Manchester City to win the league for a third straight year. “I don’t think we have anything to lose,” Van Dijk told Sky Sports ahead of Sunday’s trip to Manchester United.”Man City are the champions, they’re defending their title and we want to get it. In my point of view, we just have to go for it.”We definitely need to enjoy it and be full of confidence, especially with the way we’ve got these points, having not had the best games but still getting the wins.”City’s shock defeats to Norwich and Wolves have allowed Liverpool to surge ahead thanks to their perfect start to the season.However, Van Dijk remains wary of Pep Guardiola’s men, who overturned a seven-point deficit to pip Liverpool to the title by a point last season.”There are so many games left, you can’t really think about it (winning the title) — it’s not realistic,” added the Dutch captain.”I don’t watch Man City’s games but I have family and friends who text me or say something, especially after the Wolves game.”That’s just part of life but we’ve learnt from last year that we don’t have to look to the others until the end of the campaign. So far, we have been doing well but Man City are definitely not going away.” footballliverpoolmanchester cityManchester United First Published: October 18, 2019, 6:12 PM ISTlast_img read more


first_imgSouth Africa inningsSouth Africa innings HM Amla not out 56 Q de Kock? run out (Dilshan)9 F du Plessis* lbw b Lakmal 31 AB de Villiersnot out 20 Extras(LB-2, W-4) 6Total (For 2 wickets in 16.4 overs) 122 Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-75Bowling: Shehan Jayasuriya 1-0-9-0, Suranga Lakmal 3.4-0-28-1, Rangana Herath 4-0-21-0, Jeffrey Vandersay 4-0-25-0, Dasun Shanaka 2-0-17-0, Thisara Perera 2-0-15-0, Milinda Siriwardana 1-0-5-0. PTI ATK AHlast_img

NU Pep Squad has no plans of playing it safe in this year’s UAAP cheerdance

first_imgLATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets PLAY LIST 01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own man MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “To be honest, us coaches are already having a hard time matching up or beating our previous routines,” said Bernabe in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “There’s this high expectation from us and we really don’t have a choice but put on a death-defying routine, a very hard routine.”“We can’t be playing safe because if we do that the mere identity of the NU Pep Squad will be gone.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40NU has taken the mantle away from UST and UP, the previous powers of the competition, as the rulers of the field when it racked up four straight championships from 2013 to 2016.The NU Pep Squad had a hiccup in 2018 when it placed fifth and racking up a total of 76.31 points.center_img DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers As if feeling slighted from its mistake, NU came back with a vengeance in 2018 scoring 88.88 points that tied its best performance in the competition in 2016.Bernabe said that they didn’t take their fifth place finish in 2017 lightly and she and her troupe is planning to exceed what they did in 2018—the competition she treated as NU’s revenge tour.“We not only prepared with twice the effort this time around, but time 10,” said Bernabe. “We were heartbroken in 2017 and most of our supporters felt the same way, it’s like breaking up with someone you love.”“We don’t want to feel that way again, and so does the NU community, so now we’re moving forward for a better season not just for us but for everyone.”ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ UST, La Salle still undefeated in UAAP women’s beach volleyball Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—National University isn’t holding back in its bid for its second straight title in the UAAP Cheerdance competition.The NU Pep Squad are the second winningest troupe in the league with five, three titles behind University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines, and their head coach Ghicka Bernabe said they don’t have any plans of playing it safe come competition day on Nov. 17 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Report: Rangers 0 Spartak Moscow 0

first_imgRangers failed to make their dominance count in a frustrating 0-0 stalemate with Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday.The Scottish side were on top from start to finish at Ibrox but ultimately had to settle for a draw that allows Villarreal, who romped to a comfortable 5-0 win over Rapid Vienna, to join them on five points.The result, while perhaps not enough to satisfy Steven Gerrard, did continue the manager’s unbeaten record in Europe while stretching his side’s undefeated streak to four matches in all competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Spartak’s early intentions were clear during a first half in which they failed to attempt a single shot, instead sinking into a deep defensive shape from the outset.Rangers, though rich with the confidence of a team that had scored 10 goals in their three previous outings, struggled to find a way through the blockade.49,068 inside Ibrox tonight. Thank you for your support. #WeAreRangers pic.twitter.com/qGLuzuiYKx— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 25, 2018Daniel Candeias wasted the only real clear sight of goal in the opening 45 minutes when he overhit a squared pass that should have resulted in a simple tap-in for the unmarked Lassana Coulibaly.The visitors were more enterprising after the interval with substitute Sofiane Hanni injecting impetus, though they were relieved to see Alfredo Morelos fire across the face of goal in the 68th minute.Gerrard appeared justified in protesting the referee’s decision not to award a penalty for a challenge on Eros Grezda, who carelessly squandered the final chance of the contest when he blazed over deep into stoppage time. read morelast_img read more

Swiss Send FIFA Official to U.S.

first_imgGENEVA — One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice Ministry said July 16.The Federal Office of Justice said the man, whom it did not identify, was extradited on July 15.“He was handed over to a three-man U.S. police escort in Zurich who accompanied him on the flight to New York,” the ministry said in a statement.The official agreed last week to be extradited, unlike six others who are fighting extradition.The extradited man is accused of “accepting bribes totaling millions of dollars in connection with the sale of marketing rights to various sports marketing firms and keeping the money for himself,” the Swiss justice office said last week.All seven men were arrested on May 27 in dawn raids on a luxury hotel in Zurich by Swiss federal police at the request of American federal agencies.They include FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands and former FIFA Vice President Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay. Both have been suspended from football duty by FIFA’s ethics committee.A total of 14 men — nine football officials and five marketing executives — were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in May, and a further four had their guilty pleas unsealed.They are alleged to have taken part in a racketeering conspiracy paying bribes of more than $150 million over a 24-year period.The payments were tied to the award of broadcast and hosting rights for the World Cup, continental championships in North and South America, and regional club tournaments.U.S. authorities have said more indictments should follow, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is a target of the widening case.Under pressure from the investigation, and a separate Swiss federal probe of money laundering linked to FIFA’s award of 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights, Blatter announced on June 2 that he would leave office within months.(GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Apacer: XR-DIMM DRAM module with RTCA DO-160G certification

first_imgApacer has released the XR-DIMM, a rugged memory module to meet the exacting standards of the US RTCA DO-160G test, an aviation equipment certification that marks the XR-DIMM as resistant to high levels of vibration and therefore ideal for defense and aeronautical applications.Since 2018, Apacer has been manufacturing DDR4 XR-DIMM modules with rugged stability in mind. Though previous models have been compliant with MIL-STD-810G, this new module is the first to be proven compliant with the US RTCA DO-160G standard, making it the ideal choice for manufacturers who need reliable operation through extreme vibration and shock.Apacer’s XR-DIMM modules offer significant improvements on reliability, with additions including 300-pin connectors and mounting holes to keep components in place. This allows the XR-DIMM to remain steady even when vehicles encounter uneven roads, powerful winds, or violent waves and to deliver stable performanceShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Abaco, RTI and Wind River partner on COTS DO-254 and DO-178C solution for airborne systemsNext Flex Power Modules adds active current sharing to DC-DC converterlast_img read more

Young and old make hay in fitting finale to India’s Asiad campaign

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh and Bharat Sharma Jakarta, Sep 1 (PTI) Amit Panghal displayed a soldier’s grit to stun the reigning Olympic champion for India’s only boxing gold and two 50-plus bridge players proved that age is just a number with their top finishes as the country achieved its best ever medal haul at the Asian Games here. India equalled its best gold medal haul by touching 15, something that last happened back in 1951, and the overall tally surpassed the 65 in Guangzhou by three this time. Apart from the 15 gold, India picked up 24 silver and 30 bronze medals for a brilliant show that helped them finish inside top-10 at eighth for the third consecutive time. Starting the day at 13 gold, Armyman Amit was up against quite a few odds as he took on reigning Olympic and Asian champion Hasanboy Dusmatov, the man he narrowly lost to in the world championships quarterfinal almost a year ago. The day ended with the men’s hockey team redeeming itself to an extent by beating arch-rivals Pakistan 2-1 to walk away with a consolation bronze medal. But the gutsy 22-year-old, the only Indian to make the boxing finals, prevailed 3-2 as India ended its boxing campaign at the Games with a gold and a bronze, which was won by Vikas Krishan in the middle-weight category. Amit showed immense tactical brilliance, especially in defence to outmanoeuvre the Uzbek, who has an iconic status in international boxing. “I had lost to him before, so I had to take revenge. Coach Santiago (Nieva) and other coaches had prepared me well. In the semifinal, I did not play the first round well, here I did not repeat that mistake,” Amit said after the bout.advertisement Today’s win marks the highest point of Amit’s meteoric rise to the top, starting with an Asian Championships bronze last year. Then came two men, who would be nearing retirement in any contemporary job, but made their Asian Games debut in a debut sport. Two old friends — Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar — quietly added a gold to India’s tally as the focus remained on traditional sports. Bardhan, at the age of 60, became the oldest man in Indian contingent to win a medal at the Games as he and his 56-year old partner finished the men’s pair event with a score of 384. They edged out China’s Lixin Yang and Gang Chen, who finished with 378 points after five rounds of the competition. “I could not sleep last night and ate only fruit in breakfast. Its tough, the blood circulation shoots up with tension, we beat China and Singapore, its great result for us,” said an elated Sarkar, who taught bride to students at Jadavpur University, said. Bardhan, who had a construction business, said, “Bridge is more challenging chess. Its the most competitive indoor game.” India finished third overall with one gold and two bronze medals. India had won a bronze each in men’s team and the mixed team events. The squash players, who had shocked powerhouse Malaysia in semifinals, though were stopped in their tracks by Hong Kong in the women’s team final and they had to settle for a silver. Sunayna Kuruvilla and India number one Joshna Chinappa lost their respective singles as the team suffered its second defeat against Hong Kong in a space of three days. A silver was a creditable performance nonetheless, having surprised defending champions Malaysia in the semifinals on Friday. With a runners-up finish, India equalled their best ever performance at the Games. They had also reached the final at Incheon four years ago. The Indian contingent ended with five medals overall including the women’s team silver, the men’s team bronze and three bronze medals in the individual event. The Indian men’s hockey team maintained its recent domination over arch-rivals Pakistan with a 2-1 win, ensuring a consolatory bronze medal after a below-par performance in the tournament. Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal in the third minute while Harmanpreet extended Indias advantage in the 50th minute off a penalty corner before Muhammad Atiq increased the heart rate of the fans with a strike in the 52nd minute. In the end, India managed to hold on to the lead. World number five India, who came into the tournament as defending champions, lost to Malaysia in the semifinals. They go back home with a bronze, having beaten 13th ranked Pakistan for the second time in the last three months. India had beaten Pakistan 4-0 in the Champions Trophy in June. PTI AT/BS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand Live Streaming: Where and How to Watch IND vs NZ cricket match

first_imgIndia made a strong comeback by hammering New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International to draw level the three-match series at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.After suffering their biggest loss in T20 Internationals in terms of runs on Wednesday night, India bounced back in style and registered a 7-wicket win over New Zealand.What time does the 3rd T20I between India vs New Zealand start?The third T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 10, Sunday at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.What TV channel and live stream is the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton from 12.00 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand?advertisementIndia: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.Also Watch:last_img read more

Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia to lead India’s challenge at Asian Wrestling Championships

first_imgOlympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and World No 1 Bajrang Punia will spearhead India’s campaign at the Asian Wrestling Championships starting Tuesday.Besides Sakshi and Bajrang, Vinesh Phogat is another big name who would be vying for top honours during the mega-event.Vinesh will hope to give a good account of herself in the women’s 53kg — a relatively new weight category for her.She had competed for the first time in that category at the UWW Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Bulgaria and had bagged a silver medal.In the same competition, Bajrang, who was competing in men’s 65kg category, clinched a gold.Sakshi, the bronze winner at the Rio Olympics, also settled for a silver, in women’s 65kg, while Pooja Dhanda won the yellow metal in women’s 59kg category.At the Asian Championships, Sakshi will go back to her 62kg category, while Navjot Kaur will represent India in women’s 65kg.Pooja Dhanda will fight in 57kg in this tournament.Asian Games bronze medallist Divya Kakran will return to competitive wrestling having recovered from an ankle injury and is all set to compete in women’s 68kg category.National champion Amit Dhankar will participate in men’s 74kg in the absence of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, who decided to give the Championship a miss.Dhankar is a former Asian Wrestling Championship gold medallist at the 2013 New Delhi edition.Rahul Aware, the wrestler from Maharashtra, is making a comeback to the Indian team and will compete in men’s 61kg weight division.In men’s freestyle, Praveen Rana (79kg) and Satyavrat Kadian (97kg) are other key wrestlers from India who are expected to finish on the podium.advertisementThe championships, which concludes on April 28, will see Greco-Roman wrestlers fighting for top honours on the last two days of the competition.The championship will kick start with men’s freestyle wrestling competitions, followed by women wrestling.Squad:Men’s Freestyle: Ravi Kumar (57kg), Rahul Aware (61kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Rajneesh (70kg), Amit Dhankar (74kg), Praveen Rana (79kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Vicky (92kg), Satyavrat Kadian (97kg) and Sumit (125kg).Women’s wrestling: Seema (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Lalita Sehrawat (55kg), Pooja Dhanda (57kg), Manju (59kg), Sakshi Malik (62kg), Navjot Kaur (65kg), Divya Kakran (68kg), Kiran (72kg) and Pooja (76kg).Greco Roman Style: Manjeet (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), Vikram Kumar (63kg), Ravinder (67kg), Yogesh (72kg), Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg), Hardeep Singh (97kg) and Prem Kumar (130kg).Also Read | Elated and honoured: Bajrang Punia after being conferred with Padma ShriAlso Read | Vinesh Phogat first Indian to be nominated for Laureus World Sports Awardslast_img read more

Pokes in the pros: Dan Bailey sets NFL record as Dallas moves to 5-1

first_imgAntonio SmithOakland Raiders2 tackles Corey HilliardDetroit LionsDNP Seahawks didn’t allow more than 38 yards to any RB in their first 4 games. Joseph Randle has 1 carry for 38 yards.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) October 12, 2014 Tyler Patmon also left his mark on the Dallas win, recording three tackles. Why don’t you ask Percy Harvin what kind of impact Patmon had on the game? On the other side of the ball, a couple of former Cowboys were representing the Seahawks.Kevin Williams ended the game with three tackles, a solid outing for the defensive lineman.Russell Okung, however, received recognition for the wrong reasons. Okung, who was called for three penalties in last Monday’s game against Washington, received another two today. If he keeps this up, he may be in danger of being replaced in the near future.Russell Okung. Ahead of his time.— Seattle Sportsnet (@alexSSN) October 12, 2014After K’wuan Williams went down with an injury, Justin Gilbert got a chance to step in again for Cleveland.Gilbert did decent, recording three tackles on the day. Still, some remained unimpressed, holding loftier expectations of a guy Cleveland took no. 8 in the draft last year.Here’s what the rest of the former OSU Cowboys did this week: The 56 yard FG by @danbailey95 is a new career long for him. #DanTheMan— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 12, 2014With his three connects today, Bailey also become the most accurate kicker in NFL history, converting 102 of his 112 career attempts..@danbailey95 is now the most accurate kicker in the history of the @NFL. #CongratsDan pic.twitter.com/Mo1iN98zNq— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 12, 2014Owner Jerry Jones stated that he wanted to see Joseph Randle get some more carries earlier last week. Randle only ended up with five carries on Sunday, but more could be coming after he busted off for a 38-yard run against one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses. Brandon WeedenDallas CowboysDNP Justin BlackmonJacksonville JagsDNP — Suspended PlayerTeamWeek 6 performance Dan Bailey is money (USATSI)Dan Bailey is money (USATSI)The Dallas Cowboys continue to prove the doubters wrong. Now 5-1, the Cowboys have reached their unexpected success with the help of a posse of former Oklahoma State Cowboys.In a week six win over defending champion Seattle, this was even more evident than in previous weeks.Dez Bryant showed up as usual. Though Bryant didn’t score this week, he had a respectable four catches for 63 yards. Plus, he showed the “best corner in the game” what’s up.If Bryant hadn’t stumbled there, nothing was stopping him from scoring for the fifth straight week.After the game, Bryant paid compliments to Sherman, calling him “one of the best…arguably the best” and saying “I had to bring my A-game today.”People should be starting to wonder if Dan Bailey is really human. He operates with robot-like efficiency and today was no different. Bailey connected on all three of his field goal attempts, including a 56-yarder which bested his previous career high.center_img Lane TaylorGreen Bay PackersPlayed at G Perrish CoxSan Francisco 49ersMonday vs. St. Louis Brandon PettigrewDetroit LionsStarted at TE Charlie JohnsonMinnesota VikingsStarted at G Kendall HunterSan Francisco 49ersIR The run was something Seattle wasn’t accustomed to seeing this season. Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Bayern blow as Ribery suffers hamstring injury

first_imgFranck Ribery appears set for a spell on the sidelines after Bayern Munich confirmed the winger suffered a hamstring injury at their training camp in Doha.The 35-year-old, who has four Bundesliga goals in 14 appearances this season, sustained the problem during a practice match in the club’s warm-weather camp in Qatar.Bayern are yet to place a timescale on the Frenchman’s recovery, announcing that he will be out of action “for the time being”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The German giants said in a fitness update on their official website: “Bayern’s mid-season training camp in Doha ended with the unfortunate news that Franck Ribery is facing a spell on the sidelines after tearing a hamstring in Wednesday’s evening’s internal friendly match between members of the Bayern squad.”Arjen Robben (recovering from a thigh injury) and Corentin Tolisso (sports rehab after rupturing a cruciate) are also unable to train with the team at present.”Ribery was fined by the club last week after publishing a foul-mouthed tweet hitting back at those who accused him of flaunting his wealth in uploading a video of himself with a gold-coated steak in an exclusive Dubai restaurant.The Frenchman said: “Let’s start with the envious, the angry, the people that have been spawned from a broken condom. F*ck your mothers, your grandmothers and even your family tree.“I owe you nothing, my success is thanks to god, myself and my family and friends who believed in me. The others were always merely stones in my shoes.”He added: “Secondly, to the pseudo-journalists that always criticised me and my actions (last example, the price of my food!).“When I give [to charity] (because I’ve been taught to always give when I receive a lot) why no big national media is talking about it?“You would rather talk about the vacation that I spent with my family, you watch my every move, what I eat and so on… You’re always here for this kind of futility.”last_img read more

Anupam meets Modi says his vision for India reassuring

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Anupam Kher was elated to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and says his inspirational words are a great source of energy for him. On Monday, Anupam, who is promoting his film “One Day: Justice Delivered”, took to his Twitter account to share a glimpse of the meeting. “Dear Prime Minister Narendra Modiji, it was an honour and a privilege to meet you,” Anupam posted. “Your vision for India is greatly reassuring and heartwarming. Your inspirational words will always be a great source of energy for me. May you continue to take our country to greater heights,” he added. In the photographs, Anupam can be seen engrossed in a conversation with Modi. The actor opted for an all black look to meet the Prime Minister. Modi is seen in kurta-pyjama. On the work front, Anupam is coming up with his book titled “Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly”. The book will be releasing on August 5.last_img read more

5 recommendations come from Quebec report on sexual assault and domestic violence

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsAfter three years of work, a provincial commission has submitted its report with five recommendations to the Quebec National Assembly.The commission’s job was to examine the living conditions of Indigenous women in Quebec in relation to domestic violence and sexual assault.drochette@aptn.ca@danfromestlast_img

VIA Rail heading for a Friday strike

VIA Rail passenger trains are bracing for a Cross-Canada strike Thursday night.And passengers are starting to look for other ways to get around without their usual trains.And in a late release from the CAW, they says that while contract talks between the CAW and VIA Rail are currently taking place in Montreal, the sides are still far aparton a number of outstanding issues. Bob Orr, Assistant to the CAW National President said that the union bargaining committee is not optimistic that a strike can be avoided at thislate stage in the talks.Al Sweeney is at the Aldershot VIA Rail station and has some reaction.

Commentary Deaths in Brazil a cause for concern for World Cup

Note to readers: this story contains graphic and violent imagery.Brazil is home to the most successful national soccer team in history. As the only team to play in every FIFA World Cup, the Brazilians have won five titles, one ahead of Gli Azzurri from Italy.The country has fielded some of the greatest names in the sport’s storied history: from arguably the greatest player ever, Pelé, whose real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, to the likes of Roberto Carlos and Roberto Rivelino. Today, the squad features the phenomenon that is Barcelona forward Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, as well as stars like Chelsea midfielder Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva.The history is there; the talent is there. Brazil is my favorite to win the 2014 World Cup on home soil, but in what world is it acceptable to host one of the largest international affairs in a city rampant with near-warfare between police forces and drug lords?In recent years, numerous stories have come out of Brazil about gruesome murder and corruption. Some might say these issues have nothing to do with soccer, and will not affect the tournament itself.The thing is, the sport has begun to play a central part in these crimes.Back in July, 20-year-old referee Otávio Jordão da Silva stabbed Josenir dos Santos Abreu, a 30-year-old Brazilian soccer player, during a match. The player died on the way to the hospital, but the violence goes doesn’t end there. In retaliation, fans came onto the field and stoned Silva to death, before beheading him on the pitch.Two dead because of a game — no good reasons.Fast forward to Oct. 29 in Rio de Janeiro. The wife of former Brazilian soccer player João Rodrigo Silva Santos made the most horrifying discovery imaginable. Santos had not returned home from work the night before and his wife found his rucksack outside their front door. In the bag was Santos’ severed head.The first crime, the double murder on a soccer pitch, was a direct result of the sport. The death of Santos might not have any direct ties to his time as a soccer player, but the point is that the violence in Rio de Janeiro is out of hand.I never would have heard of these crimes had they not been related to a sport, but they are. In a country that is set to host the biggest event in soccer, violence runs rampant from fans, refs, players and even former players.I would love an opportunity to attend a World Cup, especially in a place which such a rich history in the sport. That said, I would not even consider an all expenses paid trip to the 2014 tournament.The risk is high, and the reward cannot compare.FIFA has made some questionable decisions in recent years, like rewarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, but there is no decision more absurd than allowing this event to take place in Rio de Janeiro.Rio de Janeiro is also set to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.While these stories are horrifying, I truly fear for the stories that will likely come out about crimes during the tournament. From locals in Rio, to those traveling in from around the world, how can one not fear for his or her life? read more

Football 5 plays that mattered in Ohio States 6214 win against Maryland

Sophomore wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) runs the ball during the Ohio State game against Maryland on Oct. 7 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeye won 62-14. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterNo. 9 Ohio State trounced Maryland 62-14 Saturday in Ohio Stadium. Though the Buckeyes had the game in hand by halftime, there were several plays that were particularly important in the moment.Here’s the five plays that mattered most in Ohio State’s victory against Maryland.Johnnie Dixon 35-yard gainOn its first drive with 12:49 on the clock in the first quarter, Ohio State faced a third-and-4 at the Maryland 44-yard line. Quarterback J.T. Barrett fired a strike past two Maryland defenders to redshirt junior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon for a first down, and Dixon ran down the field to the 9-yard line.Ohio State scored three plays later on a Barrett rush. Third-down conversions like that will become more crucial with an increasingly difficult level of competition in the coming weeks.Victor first-quarter TDBarrett’s confidence in his arm and receivers has notably improved since Ohio State’s Week 2 loss to Oklahoma. One of his best passes of the day was a third-and-6 strike to sophomore wide receiver Binjimen Victor in the end zone with 7:14 remaining in the first quarter.On a skinny post route, the 6-foot-4 Victor fought off a cornerback to reel in the throw, which Barrett fit into a tight window from 8 yards. With his frame, Victor is the ideal target for third-down passing situations close to the end zone. If Barrett can fit those throws in there consistently, Ohio State’s offense will continue to find success.Jerome Baker scoop-and-scoreOhio State’s defensive line had arguably its best game against Maryland, and it started early with 9:54 on the clock in the first quarter.On Maryland’s third play from scrimmage, defensive end Nick Bosa drove Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager to the ground and caused a fumble. Linebacker Jerome Baker picked it up and took it to the end for an early 13-0 lead.Baker’s 4th-down sackThe Ohio State offense sputtered in three straight drives — a blocked field goal, a J.K. Dobbins fumble and a 22-yard punt — before Baker made a crucial stop at 6:30 left in the first half.Maryland’s offense stayed on the field for a fourth-and-3 at the 30-yard line. Baker came untouched on the right side of the line to sack Bortenschlager, forcing a fumble in the process and giving the offense some momentum for its next three drives, which all ended in touchdowns.Hubbard stop and third-and-1Leading 27-7 with 4:15 remaining in the first half, Ohio State continued its dominance on the offensive line with a tackle for loss on third-and-1. Maryland running back Ty Johnson had no room to run up the middle, so he attempted to bounce outside where defensive end Sam Hubbard played contain and cut down Johnson in the backfield for a 6-yard loss, forcing fourth down. Ohio State marched 48 yards in four plays, taking all of 52 seconds for another score. read more

Water discovered for first time on potentially habitable planet

first_img Wed 7:56 PM Share80 Tweet Email3 Artist’s impression of K2-18b Source: ESA/Twitter.comWATER HAS BEEN discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of a planet with Earth-like temperatures that could support life as we know it.Eight times the mass of Earth and twice as big, K2-18b orbits in its star’s “habitable zone” at a distance – neither too far nor too close – where water can exist in liquid form, scientists reported in the journal Nature Astronomy.“This planet is the best candidate we have outside our solar system” in the search for signs of life, co-author Giovanna Tinetti, an astronomer at University College London said. “We cannot assume that it has oceans on the surface but it is a real possibility.”  Of the more than 4,000 exoplanets detected to date, this is the first known to combine a rocky surface and an atmosphere with water.Most exoplanets with atmospheres are giant balls of gas, and the handful of rocky planets for which data is available seem to have no atmosphere at all.Even if they did, most Earth-like planets are too far from their stars to have liquid water or so close that any H2O has evaporated.Discovered in 2015, K2-18b is one of hundreds of so-called “super-Earths” – planets with less than ten times the mass of ours – spotted by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. Future space missions are expected to detect hundreds more in the coming decades.“Finding water in a potentially habitable world other than Earth is incredibly exciting,” said lead-author Angelos Tsiaras, also from UCL.“K2-18b is not ‘Earth 2.0′,” he said. “However, it brings us closer to answering the fundamental question: is the Earth unique?”First detection of #water in the atmosphere of a planet within the habitable zone by @HUBBLE_space. Paving the way for future #exoplanet discoveries by the NASA/ESA/CSA #Webb and our #Ariel mission.Details: https://t.co/dUdv1X8nQG(📷: Artist’s impression of planet K2-18b) pic.twitter.com/FykPCmv558— ESA (@esa) September 11, 2019 Working with spectroscopic data captured in 2016 and 2017 by the Hubble Space Telescope, Tsiaras and his team used open-source algorithms to analyse the starlight filtered through K2-18b’s atmosphere. They found the unmistakable signature of water vapour. Exactly how much remains uncertain, but computer modelling suggested concentrations between 0.1 and 50% By comparison, the percentage of water vapour in Earth’s atmosphere varies between 0.2% above the poles, and up to four% in the tropics.There was also evidence of hydrogen and helium as well. Nitrogen and methane may also be present but with current technology remain undetectable, the study said.Further research will be able to determine the extent of cloud coverage and the percentage of water in the atmosphere.With reporting from – © AFP 2019  Short URL By AFP Water discovered for first time on potentially habitable planet This is the first known exoplanet to combine a rocky surface and an atmosphere with water. 48,756 Views Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, 7:56 PM https://jrnl.ie/4805376 82 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

New road tunnel opens

first_imgThe new Artemission Tunnel on the Corinth-Tripolis motorway was inaugurated last week by the Environment, Town Planning and Public Works Minister George Souflias who said that by the end of August the old and the new tunnel will both be open to avoid heavy traffic on the motorway. The old tunnel will close for maintenance and upgrade later in the year. “The 1.4 kilometre Artemission tunnel is a landmark in the Peloponnese. It is the symbol of a new era and development for the area. It is part of the Corinth, Tripolis, Kalamata, Sparta motorway currently under construction.” He noted that there are five motorways under construction totalling 1,417 kilometres. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Facebook explique son modèle économique à ses utilisateurs

first_imgFacebook explique son modèle économique à ses utilisateursPour mettre un terme aux rumeurs qui entourent l’utilisation des données personnelles par Facebook, le réseau social a publié une page d’explications sur sa politique commerciale.Facebook a décidé de finir l’année sous le signe de la transparence. De plus en plus attaqué sur les mystères entourant l’utilisation des données utilisateur, le réseau social a décidé de réagir un grand coup en publiant une pleine page, expliquant de manière très pédagogique son modèle économique, raconte ZDNet.Pour y accéder, pas besoin de se perdre dans l’arborescence du site web, le lien est directement indiqué en première page, au dessus du flux d’actualités. Difficile de la rater ! Durant de longs paragraphes, Facebook tente de clarifier au maximum comment l’entreprise utilise les données collectées.Afin de mettre un terme aux nombreuses informations voulant que la société de Mark Zuckerberg vende ces mêmes données, elle explique: “La vente de vos informations n’est pas dans l’intérêt de Facebook. Et voici pourquoi : Facebook a été créé pour vous permettre de rester en contact et d’échanger avec les personnes qui vous entourent. Si vous ne pensiez pas pouvoir contrôler qui voit quoi, vous n’utiliseriez sans doute pas autant Facebook et vous communiqueriez moins avec vos amis.”À lire aussiPour communiquer, humains et chimpanzés utilisent les mêmes règles… mathématiques !Autre sujet qui fâche, la publicité ciblée plutôt présente sur le réseau social. Facebook n’y va pas par quatre chemins et affirme que “ce sont les publicités qui nous permettent de vous proposer Facebook gratuitement”, tout en nous apprenant que le coût de fonctionnement a été de 1 milliard de dollars en 2010. Les convaincus seront rassurés, les détracteurs resteront sur leurs positions, mais Facebook a au moins pris les devants pour éviter qu’on ne parle à sa place de ses politiques commerciales. Mais cette page web sera t-elle suffisante?  Le 26 décembre 2011 à 10:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more