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Pascal Siakam’s game winner lifts Raptors past Suns

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Miles returned after missing three of the previous four games because of a sore right hip to score 13.Kawhi Leonard (rest) sat as the Raptors played the second game of a back-to-back.Lowry was originally expected to rest, but told Nurse he wanted to play as he works his way back into shape after missing time with a sore back.Phoenix was up 78-77 to begin the fourth, but Toronto took the lead at 88-87 when the Suns’ Josh Jackson fouled Toronto’s Chris Boucher on a dunk with 7:50 to go. Jackson argued the call and was ejected after picking up his second technical foul. After video review, the foul on Boucher was ruled flagrant. Toronto made both of its foul shots and got the ball back, with Lowry hitting a 3 to put the Raptors up 95-87.“I felt it was my job to step up and say something for my teammates,” Jackson said. “I felt like somebody should have got a technical foul because that was just ridiculous.”Kokoskov said the Suns need to do a better job of maintaining their composure in key moments.“To beat a team like Toronto on their court, you almost have to play a perfect game, and we didn’t,” he said.Phoenix trailed 57-49 at halftime.TIP-INSSuns: Jackson scored seven points in 19 minutes before being ejected. … G Jamal Crawford (left knee) missed his second straight game. … Phoenix F Quincy Acy was a second round pick by Toronto in 2012. … The Suns are 4-18 on the road. … Ayton’s career-high in rebounds is 18. “I just thought he could beat somebody off the dribble,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “He made a great move and he finished it off.”Siakam’s winner wasn’t quite what Phoenix was expecting.“We were surprised,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “Personally, I was thinking Lowry was going to take the last shot. Siakam made a big play for his team.”Ibaka scored 22 points and Lowry had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who have won six of seven overall.Devin Booker scored 30 points, Deandre Ayton had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 18 for the Suns.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño UP NEXTSuns: Visit Charlotte on Saturday night.Raptors: Host Memphis on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Serge Ibaka put Toronto up 109-107 on a hook shot with 47 seconds left, but Mikal Bridges tied it with a pair of free throws with 13 seconds remaining.Toronto gave the ball to Siakam, who let the clock wind down before driving for a left-handed layup that bounced off the backboard and fell through the rim as the buzzer sounded. The basket was confirmed following a video review.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I always feel I can get to the rim,” Siakam said. “I just felt like I had an advantage, just long strides and try to get there. The big came up to help, but it was kind of too late.”Siakam had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Toronto extended its home winning streak to eight. Raptors: F OG Anunoby missed his second straight game for personal reasons. … Toronto is 12-5 against Western Conference opponents. … G Patrick McCaw made his Toronto debut, going scoreless in six minutes. He signed with the Raptors last Thursday.MILESTONE MOMENTLowry finished with eight assists, giving him 5,002 for his career. He’s one of 10 active players to reach the mark.“He really commands the offense and knows where to get it,” Nurse said.Lowry joins Jose Calderon, Raymond Felton, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, John Wall and Russell Westbrook.“It’s a great stepping stone for my individual, personal career,” Lowry said.SETTING SUNSToronto swept the season series against Phoenix in consecutive years for the first time in franchise history.BACK-TO-BACKSThe Raptors are an NBA-best 8-1 in the second game of back-to-backs this season. This was their ninth of 12 such sets. Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam smiles after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Phoenix Suns figured Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was going to take the decisive shot. Pascal Siakam and the Raptors had other plans.Siakam scored the winning basket just before time expired, leading the Raptors to a 111-109 victory over the Suns on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT NBA commissioner backs Enes Kanter’s decision to skip London trip Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READlast_img read more

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India beat NZ by 53 runs in first T20I

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first_imgColin Munro was hit over long-on for a six and having gained in confidence, sat on one knee and smashed Boult as the ball sailed over the fence behind fine leg. Sharma’s first big hit of the innings was a slashed six over third man off Southee. This was India’s first win against the Kiwis in six T20 outings. New Zealand innings ended at 149 for eight. It was a stunner from Pandya, who sprinted from long-off into what looked like a no man’s land and pulled off the unbelievable catch with a full—length dive and outstretched hands, and a slide that continued for a while even after the ball was in his safe hands. Published on And, any attempt to decorate with superlatives Hardik Pandya’s catch to dismiss Martin Guptill, would be an understatement. Dhawan was offered a life when he was dropped at point off Boult, and luck also smiled on Sharma who was dropped on long off by Southee. The Mumbaikar was bating on 16 then, and if his eventual score was any indication, the visitors paid a huge price. Ashish Nehra greets by Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni after his retirement from all forms of cricket during the first T20 match against New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi, on Wednesday. – PTI Dhawan started the innings with a flurry of boundaries — flicking one through mid-wicket, hit Trent Boult for boundaries on either side of the wicket and then sliced Tim Southee for same result. While Dhawan nearly lost his wicket while getting to his fifty, Sharma brought up the landmark with a six straight over the top of left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner. India finally tasted success against the team that has been their Achilles heel for long in this format when they outplayed butter-fingered New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 International here tonight. COMMENT Set a daunting target of 203 in the allotted 20 overs, New Zealand were off to a poor start as they lost Guptill in the second over. November 01, 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Meanwhile, Dhawan launched into spinner Ish Sodhi for a six over his head and followed that up with a boundary. The left-hander then hit Southee over the midwicket for another maximum. Eventually, Nehra, also bowling the day’s final over, returned respectable figures of none for 29 in his four—over spell. Not able to control his emotion, an excited fan of his entered the ground to touch Nehra’s feet. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and left-arm spinner Axar Patel finished with two wickets apiece. The Indians were on a roll with both Dhawan and Sharma going great guns.center_img × When India batted, both Dhawan and Sharma were dismissed after scoring 80 runs, before skipper Virat Kolhi (26 not out off 11 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (7 not out) guided India past 200 with their power hitting. The game was marked by openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma’s blazing half-centuries, during which they produced an Indian record of 158-run partnership to power the team to a formidable 202 for three, and Nehra’s last waltz, of course. Sharma, who got a reprieve on 16, slammed six sixes and four boundaries in his 55-ball knock. While the left-handed Dhawan, who represents Delhi in the domestic circuit, blazed his way to 80 off only 52 balls, hitting 10 fours and two sixes. Even as Dhawan found the fence from the word go with consummate ease, Sharma switched gears after getting his eye in and then dealt in fours and sixes. Fittingly, Delhi players Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan carried Nehra on their shoulders after the win. cricket Starting the proceedings for India with the ball, Nehra came close to picking up a wicket in his farewell game, but Pandya could not latch on to this one after making a valiant attempt running backwards from cover. COMMENTS At the end of the lopsided game that was also veteran seamer Ashish Nehra’s last in competitive cricket, hosts India sauntered to a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Dhawan and Sharma struck scintillating half- centuries during a record partnership to power India. The packed crowd at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium was treated to some delightful — as well as unorthodox — cricketing shots by Dhawan and his opening partner Rohit Sharma. This is India’s biggest partnership for any wicket, eclipsing the previous best of 138 held by Kohli and Sharma, against South Africa in 2015. SHARE Invited to bat after the coin landed in New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson’s favour, India were off to a brisk start and upped the tempo as overs passed by in veteran seamer Ashish Mehra’s final competitive game. Ashish Nehra greets by Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni after his retirement from all forms of cricket during the first T20 match against New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi, on Wednesday. – PTIlast_img read more

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Ford Mustang launched in India for Rs 65 lakh

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first_imgThe Indian car market for the first time ever will have a muscle car category, thanks to the Ford Mustang which has been launched in the country at an ex-showroom price (Delhi) of Rs 65 lakh. Ford has brought only one variant of the Mustang to India, and that will be the 5-litre V8 petrol engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. The variant that will be sold in India will feature the same mill that is present on models in the international market but it will be tuned down a tad to produce only 395bhp of peak power and 515Nm of peak torque. The same mill in other markets is tuned to produce 435bhp and 542Nm of torque. Also Read: Ford Mustang to launch in India todayThe Mustang gets 8 airbags, which include knee airbags, crash sensors, safety belt pre-tensioners and Ford My Key. Other than that, 19-inch wheels and performance brakes along with the SYNC 2 voice control paired to an 8-inch touchscreen. The Mustang will be coming to India as a CBU unit and the top speed of the car has been electronically limited at 250kmph. The Mustang which will be sold in India has a fastback design and gets the special performance pack as standard equipment which includes a limited-slip sports differential and four driving modes, which are Normal, Sport+, Track and Wet. The Mustang has a ground clearance of 137mm and the boot can hold up to 383 litres of cargo. Despite being a 2-door car, the Mustang can seat four people. The car measures 4784mm in length, 2080mm in width and 1391mm in height. The fuel tank has a 61 litre capacity.advertisement The Mustang will cost Rs 65 lakh in Delhi, Rs 66.5 lakh in Mumbai, and Rs 68.14 lakh in Navi Mumbai. Bookings for the car will be open in Delhi and Mumbai in the beginning and all prices are ex-showroom.last_img read more

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Clarke scores triple ton

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Gareth Bale urges Chris Coleman to stay on as Wales manager

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first_imgReal Madrid forward Gareth Bale has called for Wales manager Chris Coleman to continue in his role despite their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.Ireland beat Wales 1-0 in their final World Cup qualifier in Cardiff on Monday to grab the final European playoff spot and end Wales’ hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.Coleman became Wales manager in 2012, after the death of former coach Gary Speed, and led the team to the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championships, and Bale believes the 47-year-old was still the best person for the role.”Of course we want him to stay, What he has done for the team and Welsh football has been amazing,” Bale told British media.”We don’t want to keep on looking back at the Euros, but for everyone it was incredible to be a part of that and we all want that again.”It won’t be easy but Chris is the man who can keep us focused and positive and show us how to get the results we need.”Coleman’s current contract with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) expires in November and the former Fulham manager has been backed by several players and staff to continue.”Chris is his own man and he’ll eventually decide what is right for him and for Welsh football,” Coleman’s assistant Osian Roberts said. “There is no question that he is the best manager in Welsh history and nobody wants that to end.”advertisementWales’ next competitive fixtures will be the 2020 European Championship qualifiers, which begin in September 2018.last_img read more

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Mariners Roll Over Yanks, 10-2

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first_imgNEW YORK — Kyle Seager was so locked in the night of June 2 he had no idea Derek Jeter nearly caught his short fly down the left-field line on a carom until he was safe on third with a triple.Seager had another triple, a home run and a double in a rare feat not seen in more than 40 years, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2.“It was a weird play,” Seager said of the triple in the fourth inning. “I basically just kept running.”Hernandez (8-1) won his fifth straight start to match a career high. The Mariners broke open a game of odd bounces with a four-run seventh inning, and Seager hit a three-run drive in the ninth.Robinson Cano was again relentlessly booed by Yankees fans, this time in a makeup of a game washed out April 30. In the lineup after sitting four straight with a bruised left hand, he went 1-for-3 with two walks. The former New York second baseman drew a mocking cheer when he was caught too far off first by David Phelps (1-3).The durable Cano said he was a little scared at first returning from the injury. By the fourth time up, he was fine. “Hopefully we come tomorrow with no pain,” said Cano, who had not missed four games in a season since 2006.Seattle, which won at Yankee Stadium on April 29 and May 1, took all three games in New York for the first time since sweeping three in 2002. The Mariners have won three straight overall.Seager became the first major leaguer to hit two triples and at least one homer and one double since Hal Breeden for Montreal in 1973, STATS said. The last AL player to do it was Hoot Evers for Detroit in 1950.“That’s definitely a special one,” Seager said. “That’s definitely one I’ll remember, for sure.” His second triple was aided by a rare mental mistake by Jeter.Seager hit a blooper down the line that bounced off the glove of sliding left fielder Brett Gardner. Jeter was also giving chase and had a chance to make the catch off the deflection, but couldn’t come up with it.With his back to third base umpire Brian Gorman, Jeter did not see the fair signal. When he corralled the ball in foul ground, he continued to jog several steps toward the corner. He looked surprised when he turned, and his throw to third was too late.Phelps hollered “throw the ball!” as Seager headed to third. After the play was over, Jeter could be seen on television saying “I thought it was foul” as he walked back to the infield.“I’m in for the bunt and went back on the popup. It never crossed my mind that it was fair. I almost gave it to a fan,” Jeter said. “I thought for sure the ball was foul because I was in foul territory.”The Yankees missed Hernandez in April because of the rainout and they certainly wished they had not faced the Mariners’ ace. King Felix has been on quite a roll.The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner has not lost in nine starts dating to April 21. He was touched for two runs in the fourth when he kicked out his foot and redirected Ichiro Suzuki’s grounder up the middle for a two-run single. “Oh, my God,” Hernandez said. “I should have not kicked that.”Hernandez gave up eight hits and two runs in seven innings. He struck out eight without allowing a walk. Hernandez last won five starts in a row in 2009.Seager homered with two outs off Alfredo Aceves in the ninth three batters after Michael Saunders connected.Brad Miller had a two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh to give Seattle a 4-2 lead and chase Phelps. Saunders added a two-run single off Matt Thornton.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Super Patriots Parade Past Giddy Fans

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first_imgBOSTON — Giddy fans of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots chanted “Brady! Brady!” and clambered atop massive snowbanks for better views as players danced and waved their way through Boston in a Feb. 4 parade celebrating their fourth NFL title.Well-wishers blew kisses, pumped their fists and screamed themselves hoarse as the team rolled through downtown aboard the World War II-style amphibious “duck boat” vehicles that have become a staple of the city’s championship parades.Some fans defied police warnings and climbed on giant piles of snow left from last week’s blizzard to get a glimpse of quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick and other players as trucks blew plumes of confetti into the air.The crowd roared as a smiling Belichick and his players snapped selfies and took turns waving the Lombardi trophy earned in a hard fought 28-24 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1.A beaming Brady held his young son, Benjamin, who grinned and waved to the crowd. Later, Brady posted a video to Facebook.“Thank you guys. Thanks for all your support. What a year it’s been. Look at this!” he said panning the camera over the roaring crowd. “Let’s go!”The convoy carrying players, their wives and girlfriends, the team mascot, cheerleaders and more rolled down Boylston Street on route to City Hall, crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others in 2013.Fans sported No. 12 Brady jerseys, shouted the MVP’s name and held “We are the CHAMPIONS” placards. One had a sign that read: “Belichick for President.”“I’m freezing, but it’s been great. It’s exciting,” said Annie Cushing, a Quincy resident who had been standing in front of City Hall for hours before the parade started, wearing a No. 87 Rob Gronkowski jersey and a homemade Lombardi trophy hat made of tin foil and tape.The real Gronk drew laughs with his hip-hop dance moves. At one point, he chugged a can of beer tossed up by a fan while wearing a goofy winter hat of a one-eyed “Minion” character.Not to be outdone, wide receiver Julian Edelman stood tall on the roof of a duck boat in sunglasses and a white T-shirt, at times a waving Patriots flag and holding up signs from fans, including one taunting the Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.By the city’s colonial burial ground, where signers of the Declaration of Independence and other famous Bostonians were once laid to rest, a boy held high a sign on a wooden picket saying: “13 years old, nine championships,” a nod to the city’s other successful sports franchises.Elsewhere, signs proclaimed “They hate us cause they ain’t us,” referencing a James Franco line in the movie The Interview.Carl Estrella of Cambridge wore a T-shirt saying “Deflate This,” mocking allegations that the Patriots cheated with underinflated footballs in their AFC championship win against the Indianapolis Colts.“After all that went on with the deflated balls, we are owed an apology,” said Michelle Cote Moran, a Lowell resident watching the parade with her brother. “We’re not going to get it, but it’s all good. We did it again. We won.”Police reported four arrests, including two charged with disorderly conduct, one with underage drinking and another charged with misdemeanor assault and battery for apparently throwing a snowball at a police officer.“It’s been a while since they won. We’ve come close. The last two were killer,” said Chris Cunningham of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, referring to the Patriots recent Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants. “But this one was great. It made up for all of them.”(PHILIP MARCELO)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Mary Kom recalls how her husband supported her boxing career

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9 months agoMan Utd midfielder Herrera hails Solskjaer tactics for Spurs win

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first_imgMan Utd midfielder Herrera hails Solskjaer tactics for Spurs winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Ander Herrera hailed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics for their win at Tottenham.Marcus Rashford scored the only goal to earn an important 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, by latching onto a magnificent long ball from the talismanic Paul Pogba in midfield. “The manager told us that at the beginning of the game it would be difficult to make short passes,” Herrera explained. “He told us that it would be easier for us to switch the play and to look – almost without looking – to the other side of the pitch to switch the ball, because that is where we were going to find spaces.“We scored like that, so thank you to the game plan as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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New York Post Under Scrutiny For Ridiculous Article Title

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first_imgNew York Post article says Johnny Manziel receiver admits to randomly killing jogger.new york post title johnny manzielIt’s become common practice for online publications to beef up article titles in an attempt to lure in readers. What you’ll see below is a little beyond the realm of what’s considered acceptable, however.Monday, reports surfaced that former Texas A&M wide receiver Thomas Johnson – who played for the Aggies for one year – had admitted to murdering a man in Dallas on a jogging trail. Tuesday morning, the New York Post went with a very questionable title for its version of the story.I mean, come on @nypost. pic.twitter.com/DEsvuU9DyU— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 13, 2015Johnny Manziel, obviously, has nothing to do with the story.So far, the publication hasn’t backed down and changed its title. But it hasn’t been getting a very favorable response on social media.last_img read more

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NFL Player’s Brother Announces Decommitment From Missouri

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first_imgA general view of Missouri's football field.COLUMBIA , MO – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of at Memorial Stadium during a game between the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and Missouri Tigers in the third quarter on September 5, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)A wide receiver recruit announced his decommitment from Missouri on Wednesday morning. Charles Njoku, the younger brother of Cleveland Browns star David Njoku, revealed his re-opening his recruitment.Njoku committed to the Tigers in late July, but appears to have changed his mind. The three-star wide receiver recruit form New Jersey committed to Missouri over offers from Purdue, Rutgers and Syracuse.Miami is seen as the leader in the clubhouse to land Njoku – though he’s yet to receive an offer from Mark Richt. He’d be living in his brother’s footsteps after David Njoku starred for the Hurricanes before heading to the NFL.“After a long talk with my family I have come to a decision to de-commit from the University of Missouri. There’s not love lost from the university of Missouri. Please respect my decision,” Njoku wrote on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/wvZyJOHIYf— CΗλΓLΣS ΝJΘΚU (@Charles_Njoku3) November 21, 2018Njoku is the No. 75 WR recruit in the nation, though a few recruiting experts think he might switch to tight end – again following in the footsteps of his brother.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Navdeep Saini in breach of ICC Code of Conduct after Nicholas Pooran send-off

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first_imgNavdeep Saini in breach of ICC Code of Conduct after Nicholas Pooran send-offIndia vs West Indies: India pacer Navdeep Saini was handed one demerit point after he was found to be in breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 5, 2019UPDATED: August 5, 2019 14:42 IST India’s Navdeep Saini reacts after taking the wicket of West Indies batsman (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNavdeep Saini was found to be in breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the 1st T20I vs West IndiesSaini received an official warning and was handed 1 demerit pointSaini had a spectacular T20I debut with figures of 3 for 17 off 4 oversNavdeep Saini received an official warning from the International Cricket Council after he was found to be in breach of the Level 1 off the ICC Code of Conduct during a dream debut for India in the first T20 International against West Indies on Saturday.Navdeep Saini dismissed West Indian batsman Nicholas Pooran in the 4th over of the innings but according to an ICC press release, his celebration was found to have breached “Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon their dismissal. He has also been handed one demerit point.”Saini admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe – there was therefore no need for a formal hearing.Navdeep Saini had a spectuaclar debut. He picked 3 for 17 off his 4 overs and bowled a wicket-maiden in the final over as India restricted West Indies to 95 for 9 off 20 overs.India got home with 4 wickets and 16 balls to spare.Navdeep Saini was named man-of-the-match after his sensational spell broke the back of the West Indies batting line-up on a tricky pitch.Bhuvneshwar Kumar reckoned Saini would be dangerous on good bowling wickets.”He [Saini] bowls really quick and the wicket was a bit slow but he’s a quick bowler, he bowls around 145-150kmh. So we’ll get to see him bowl really quick on good bowling wickets,” Bhuvneshwar said.Read more | Would love it if some Indian players attend my wedding: Hasan AliAlso see:advertisementFor 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Ind vs WIFollow India VS West IndiesFollow Navdeep SainiFollow ICCFollow Nicholas Pooranlast_img read more

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Magic Touch: Beartek Bluetooth-Enabled Gloves

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first_imgLet’s say you’re blasting down the freeway on your Ducati, weaving through traffic as you pretend you’re a hybrid of James Dean and Ryan Gosling’s character in Drive – you know, your typical commute. Suddenly somebody calls you. At 120 mph, you realize that fishing your phone out of those skin-tight leather pants will probably spell your doom. Looks like you’ll just have to let it go to voicemail – unless of course you’ve got a pair of Beartek gloves.These high-tech hand warmers give you the ability to control your smartphone via Bluetooth commands that you perform with your fingers. Each glove is outfitted with six contact points that are activated whenever you touch them with your thumb, thereby eliminating the need for you to whip your phone out to answer/decline phone calls or control your music. To be fair, none of this stuff is very useful unless you’re also rocking a pair of Bluetooth headphones, but if you’re going to invest in some terminator-style tech like this, you might as well go all-out.Chances are good you’ve heard about these gloves before – the Kickstarter campaign that launched them got a fair amount of coverage on tech blogs last year. So why are we writing about them now? Because Blue Infusion Technologies has finally finished their first production run and is ready to ship the gloves to consumers this March. You can actually buy them now! Check out their site and you’ll find two different models of the glove, one for snowsports and another for motorsports. They’re both waterproof and extremely durable, but the Moto model features pre-curved fingers because it’s safe to assume you’ll be gripping either handlebars or a steering wheel while you use them.Check out Blue Infusion’s site to get your hands on (or in) a pair. The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes How to Build Your Own Home Gym for Under $350 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

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US Ports Secure Targeted Funding

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first_imgzoom The United States ports are about to receive  additional USD 36 million in funding next year as a result of an amendment that the U.S. House of Representatives passed Wednesday during consideration of the energy and water appropriations bill.The funds have been approved to the Army Corps of Engineers and are intended for infrastructural investment including harbor improvements.“This is a major victory for our ports, allowing them to invest in dredging, maintenance and other improvements that will enable them to operate more efficiently and remain globally competitive.  Our ports help drive the economy and create good paying American jobs, and I have worked to make sure that the money collected at our ports goes back to our ports,” said Congresswoman Janice Hahn, who pushed for the amendment.“We have succeeded in meeting the targeted funding level for 2016, and I will continue fighting to have Congress make annual increases until 100% of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is used as intended to help our ports,” she added.The investments are said to be vital as trade volumes pick up speed at US ports.last_img read more

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Truro Junior High Has Official Opening

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first_imgStudents, educators, and community leaders officially openedTruro Junior High today, Jan. 28, with a ceremony in the schoolgymnasium. The $11.3-million school opened in September 2004 to more than500 students from Grade 6 to Grade 9. Education Minister Jamie Muir thanked the Truro community for itscontributions to the new school. “There’s a real story here in the tremendous communityinvolvement in the new Truro Junior High,” said Mr. Muir. “Thecommunity responded with enthusiasm to the opportunity to buildenhancements into the school. “The wonderful music room, the expanded gym, the enhanced FirstNations learning centre, and the multicultural centre are all theproduct of community involvement.” The community contributed $720,000 worth of enhancements to theproject. Trudy Thompson, chair of the Chignecto Central Regional SchoolBoard, congratulated the Town of Truro and the students on theofficial opening of the new school. “This new facility will provide many wonderful educationalopportunities for the grades six to nine students of Truro. Welook forward to the enhanced experiences available to ourstudents. “Thank-you to the province of Nova Scotia for making the buildinga reality and to all of those who worked hard to make it happen.” The school has 51,130 square feet (4,750 square metres) oflearning space, including two science classrooms, an informationtechnology lab, 4,750 square feet (441 square metres)devoted tothe arts, and a 2,100-square-foot (195 square metre) FamilyStudies space. The Young Street building is part of an eight-year schoolconstruction program funded by the Department of Education worthmore than $400 million. The construction was managed by the Department of Transportationand Public Works.last_img read more

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Govt to give ownership rights to 7K families allotted land under scheme

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first_imgNEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to grant ownership rights to around 7,200 families that got agricultural land in the mid-70s under a programme for landless people. Under the “20-point programme”, launched during former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s tenure in 1975-76, around 12,500 landless families in Delhi got land for cultivation, according to officials.”At that time, there were around 360 villages in Delhi. Around 12,500 families from these villages got plots measuring an acre or less,” Delhi’s Social Justice Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said. Recognised as “Asamis” or tenants, these families were required to apply for land ownership with the revenue department. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsSome of them found a way around the bureaucratic process and secured ownership rights to their land, while the others, mainly from Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes, could not “because they couldn’t afford to bribe officers,” an official claimed. “Left in the lurch, these families still don’t have land rights. Considering the rapid rate of urbanisation in the national capital, new housing and infrastructure projects will be undertaken. Therefore, they face a serious threat of eviction,” Gautam said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPeople with ownership rights receive good compensation when the agencies acquire their land for government projects. They have access to economic opportunities, while these 7,200 families in 89 villages of Delhi are vulnerable to displacement without any compensation, the minister said. “These families have been moving from pillar to post for the last 40 years. The Delhi government had even convened a special session on the issue around one and half years ago. Still, not much has been achieved… the files keep oscillating between the Centre and the city government,” he alleged. Land rights have been granted under the 20-point programme across the country. Only Delhi is lagging behind, Gautam claimed. Recently, at a meeting convened by the minister and Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, district magistrates, divisional commissioners and the principal secretary (revenue) were directed to dispose of the pending cases at the earliest. An official said district magistrates have started meeting such families and the cases will be disposed of soon.last_img read more

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Geena Davis to Deliver Keynote at WFFs Women on Top Series in

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Few have achieved such remarkable success in as many different fields as Geena Davis has. She is not only an Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor best known for her roles in iconic films such as The Accidental Tourist, Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Ownand for her portrayal of the first female President of the United States in ABC’s hit show Commander in Chief, but also a world-class athlete (at one time the nation’s 13th-ranked archer), and a member of the genius society Mensa. She is now recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls nearly as much as for her acting accomplishments.Davis is the Founder and Chair of the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the leading research-based nonprofit that investigates representation of female characters in film and media, that engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters — and reduce gender stereotyping — in media made for children 11 and under. She was appointed Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT for the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and is also an official partner of UN Women, working toward their goal of promoting gender equality and empowering women worldwide. Not to mention, she also co-founded the Bentonville Film Festival in 2015 to champion women and diversity in media.The second part of the Women on Top Series will continue at the 2018 Whistler Film Festival with a networking luncheon and keynote address on November 30 featuring Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. There, Di Nonno will speak about the institute’s latest research on gender representation in media, and why making media equitable and women on screen matter.The Women on Top Series in Whistler also includes a workshop featuring Di Nonno along with leading advocates and representatives from Canadian public agencies that have initiated policies and mandates to achieve gender equality and diversity in Canada. In addition, WFF will present a mentorship program that will select five female filmmakers from British Columbia with projects in development the invaluable opportunity to attend the three events in the series and the festival.Tables and Tickets for the Women on Top Keynote Luncheon Series are available now at whistlerfilmfestival.com.Proceeds from both events will benefit the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and the Whistler Film Festival Society. The 18th Whistler Film Festival returns November 28 to December 2.The Women on Top Series Trailblazer sponsors include Remax Sea to Sky Real Estate, the Faith Wilson Group and Director’s Guild of Canada – British Columbia. Visionary sponsors include Creative BC, CMPA – BC, IATSE 891, Play Management, Sims and UBCP/Actra, and leader sponsors include TELUS Storyhive, Vancouver Film Studios and Skybound.WFF’s Women on Top Series began in 2016 when it took 100 women to the top of Whistler Mountain during the festival for a keynote breakfast with CMF’s CEO Valerie Creighton. Last year’s guest included American film producer and co-founder of Resonate Entertainment Susan Cartsonis, who is a frequent speaker on the economic argument for female inclusion in media.ABOUT WFF: The Whistler Film Festival Society is a charitable cultural organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistler. The 18th annual Whistler Film Festival returns November 28 to December 2. www.whistlerfilmfestival.com.ABOUT THE GEENA DAVIS INSTITUTE ON GENDER IN MEDIA: Founded by Academy-Award® winning actor and advocate Geena Davis in 2004, the Institute is the first and only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence content creators, marketers and audiences about the importance of eliminating unconscious bias, highlighting gender balance, challenging stereotypes, creating role models and scripting a wide variety of strong female characters in entertainment and media that targets and influences children ages 11 and under. The Institute is also the only organization employing the GD-IQ (Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient) tool to create systemic change in entertainment media content creation. https://seejane.org Facebook Advertisement Whistler, B.C. — Women on Top, an original Whistler Film Festival (WFF) event, returns with Academy-Award winning actor Geena Davis. A passionate advocate of women’s equality in media, Davis will share her journey from Thelma & Louise to ultimately founding a women’s empowerment non-profit to create systemic change in entertainment media content creation. The keynote address will take place at the WFF Women on Top networking luncheon at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver on June 15.The event is the first in the two-part 2018 Women on Top Series, which spans from the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment industry to the mountains of Whistler. Women on Top aims to inspire women and men in an environment that promotes networking, learning, and growth around the issues of gender equity and cultural diversity in media both on screens and behind the scenes.“The Whistler Film Festival’s Women on Top Series is aligned with several industry-wide mandates that share the goal of addressing the imbalance of diversity in media and supporting collaborative efforts to achieve a more accurate, gender balanced, diverse portrayal of society,” says Shauna Hardy Mishaw, WFF Executive Director. “With this series, WFF is maintaining a timely leadership role for women in the industry, when the need is not only apparent, but the collective is calling for it.” Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Polls not due to pressure

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He said that there is no room for the country to be divided and the public must think broadly instead of politically on National issues.  (Colombo Gazette) President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the elections to the Northern Provincial Council is being held as the government feels the time is right and not owing to any outside pressure.Speaking in Kandy, the President said that as part of the democratic process in the country various elections are being held. The President said that the government is doing all it can to mend the broken hearts of the people in the North. He said that the government takes pride in the fact that it has been able to rebuild the war battered areas within a short period of time.However he noted that some Sri Lankans living overseas are speaking against the country. He said that as part of that process the government is making arrangements to hold provincial council elections. read more

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President says 25 to 30 active members linked to attacks at large

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President Maithripala Sirisena says there are a further 25 to 30 “active members” linked to the Easter Sunday bombings still at large.Sirisena told Reuters on Saturday the security forces would “eradicate terrorism” following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability before a presidential election due by year-end. Local intelligence officials believe that Zahran Hashim, a radical Tamil-speaking preacher from the east of the Indian Ocean island nation, may have been a key player in plotting the Easter bombings. Officials believe he was one of nine suicide bombers. “We have already identified all active members of the group and it’s a case of now arresting them,” Sirisena said, adding that there were a further 25 to 30 “active members” linked to the bombings still at large.Sirisena said that all indications suggested Islamic State had been involved, adding: “It’s crystal clear because after the attacks the IS organization made an announcement claiming responsibility for the bombings.” “Elections cannot be postponed, therefore before the elections I will bring about stability and I will eradicate terrorism,” Sirisena told Reuters. The elections are likely to take place between Nov. 10 and Dec. 10. Sirisena also said in an interview he believed Islamic State was behind the April 21 attacks, which targeted churches and luxury hotels and killed more than 250 people including 42 foreign nationals. The group has claimed responsibility. Sri Lanka authorities have previously said that they suspect the attackers had international links, although the precise nature of those connections is not known.Police have said they are also investigating the possible involvement of two previously little-known groups – National Thawheedh Jamaath and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim.Sirisena said that intelligence services from eight countries, including the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Interpol, were helping Sri Lanka with the investigation. read more

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UN agency meeting seeks to boost responsible use of aquaculture

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“The potential contribution of aquaculture to rural development, food security, hunger eradication, poverty reduction and national economic development is enormous,” a senior FAO Fisheries Resources Officer, Rohana Subasinghe, said.However debates regarding negative environmental, social and economic impacts of certain kinds of aquaculture practices have also picked up. In 2001, FAO established a sub-committee on Aquaculture – the farming of fish and aquatic plants in coastal sea areas and inland waterways – to inform its work and to promote international discussions on the issue. “The ultimate objective of the sub-committee is to ensure that this important sector is developed in a sustainable, responsible and equitable manner, resulting in a product that is nutritious, affordable, acceptable, safe to eat and accessible to all sectors of society,” said Serge Garcia, Director of FAO’s Fisheries Resources Division.The experts, resource managers and policy-makers gathered this week for the sub-committee’s second meeting are seeking to promote wider use of responsible and sustainable aquaculture as a tool in the fight against hunger and poverty. The agenda includes a discussion on the implementation of best practices within the sector, and talks on creating better systems for recording statistics and promoting the sharing of information and technology. Also slated is a discussion of international strategies for improving the safety and quality of aquaculture products. read more

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