Bond grows stronger for tight-knit PH poomsae team

November 30, 2019

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first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds“These two guys are brothers, I’m like the adopted son,” said Reyes, referring to the Mella brothers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThey won their second straight SEA Games gold in the same event, although the winning tradition dated back from 2013 for the Mella, who played with a different teammate back then.Together they won bronze in 2014 World Championships in Mexico. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Philippine men’s poomsae team after winning its second straight SEA Games gold medal. Marc Anthony Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR — They work out together. They train together. They win together.Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. bonded very well as they moved seamless toward the Southeast Asian Games  taekwondo poomsae gold medal Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We are very close because we bonded a lot during training and work out,” said Raphael, who is taking up computer science at La Salle.Reyes shed happy tears as he just came off a bronze medal finish in the individual event after a clean routine. Malaysia won the men’s individual event and Indonesia was seconds.“All our hard work paid off,” said Dustin.They will see action in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


British press slam ‘shamed’ cricketers after Irish loss

November 28, 2019

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first_imgEngland cricketers came in for a slogging in the British press on Thursday after they slammed to a humiliating defeat against minnows Ireland in their World Cup match in Bangalore.England looked to be cruising in Wednesday’s Group B match after accumulating 327 in their innings and reducing Ireland to 111/5. At this point, odds of an Ireland win were as long as 400-1.However, all-rounder O’Brien , who had never reached fifty in his nine previous World Cup innings, blasted a scintillating century to turn the match on its head.BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew predicted England would find it hard to regroup after the breathtaking defeat. “England will be devastated by this result, (they) look like a team that will not go any further than the quarter-finals,” Agnew said. “We’ve had a week of superlatives in Bangalore – the greatest matches, the greatest centuries in England’s game against India, but clearly as a one-day innings Kevin O’Brien’s magnificent 113 from 63 balls is up there with the best of them.”The Telegraph’s editorial attempted to put the shock three-wicket defeat into context. “Over the years, England’s national sports teams have been on the wrong end of some infamous defeats,” it said. “Until yesterday, America’s 1-0 victory in the football World Cup of 1950 was probably the most notorious. But the extraordinary triumph of Ireland’s cricketers in their World Cup group match in Bangalore must rank alongside any sporting upset of yore.”Richard Hobson, writing in The Times, lauded the swashbuckling batsman’s unusual style. “With dyed pink hair, Kevin O’Brien looked more like the frontman in a punk rock band than a cricketer yesterday and there was a strong element of punk about the innings that has left England clinging to their World Cup place,” Hobson wrote.”Bold and brash, raw and uninhibited, it was the equivalent of a snarling, two-fingered salute to the mainstream,” he added. The Telegraph’s Simon Briggs highlighted O’Brien’s unorthodox journey from club cricketer for the Papplewick and Railway Union teams to World Cup matchwinner.”If it is a long way from Papplewick and Railway Union to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the shift from club cricket to the World Cup must be bigger still. But on the evidence of this insouciant innings, no one has told Kevin O’Brien, England’s demolition man,” Briggs added.The Guardian’s Kevin Mitchell echoed Agnew’s concerns.”Nobody in the aftermath on Wednesday seemed able to put a name to the malaise,” Mitchell said. “It was not tiredness… or was it a lack of diligence on the practice field, said those close to the action. However, through the prism of television at home, the image was clear enough in their body language.” -With agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more


NRAI proposes setting up of panel to review Rio debacle

November 22, 2019

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first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 24 (PTI) The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has come up with a proposal to set up a special committee, to be headed by Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, to carry out a comprehensive review of the shooters below-par performance at the Rio Games. Indian shooters proved to be an epic failure in a disastrous Rio Olympic Games as the 12-member team, with the exception of Bindra, failed miserably to live up to the sky-high expectations. This has left the countrys shooting fraternity highly disappointed. “NRAI is to shortly announce the formation of an independent committee to anlyse the performance of the Indian shooting team at the Rio Olympics and fix accountability of for the same subsequently,” a top official of the federation told PTI on condition of anonymity. The panel will also be expected to recommend to NRAI measures to prevent a recurrence. The likes of Heena Sidhu, Manavjeet Singh Sandhu, Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela, among others, left the country thoroughly disappointed after they were unable to put on an impressive show. The NRAI was expected to introspect and dissect the reasons for this huge let-down from the shooting contingent. After fetching medals at each of the last three Games, Indias largest-ever shooting contingent returned empty-handed. The issue of shooters hiring personal coaches, the selection of shooters for multiple Olympics on reputation rather than form and the role of private non-profits like Olympic Gold Quest, Lakshya Foundation, Anglian Medal Hunt and Go Sports are issues likely to be investigated by the panel. Sources said the NRAI is keen to have the panel recommend that all shooting activity be centralised under the federations control. Besides Bindra, the committee is likely to comprise NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia, former national tennis champion Manisha Malhotra, and two journalists. Right after the Indian shooters campaign in Rio, NRAI President Raninder Singh had taken upon himself the blame for the dismal outing, saying it was a mistake on his part to allow the athletes to train with personal coaches. “We have made a tactical blunder in allowing personal coaches on their own. We will introspect this in future,” Raninder had said. In what was the only bright spot for Indian shooting team in Rio, Beijing Olympics gold medallist Bindras finished a creditable fourth as he missed a medal by a whisker in a tense shoot-off in the mens 10m air rifle event. PTI AH AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more


Strike rate relevant for bowlers, not batsmen: Anil Kumble

November 22, 2019

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first_imgIndian cricket team coach Anil Kumble on Wednesday said batsmen should not be too worried about the strike rate as it is for bowlers.”I know there is a lot of talk about strike rate after the advent of the T20. As far as I was concerned, when I was playing, mostly strike rates were spoken about for bowlers. In the India team you need different characters. You need different quality players,” the former India captain told the media at the Eden Gardens. Kumble said the beauty of Test cricket lies in the challenges with every session being different from the other. (My partnership with Anil Kumble a match made in heaven: Ravichandran Ashwin)”You need different players with different skill set; there are challenges that happen in a Test match because every session is different. That’s the beauty of Test cricket. Strike rates are only relevant to bowlers and not for batsmen. That’s how I like to look at it,” the former India captain told a media meet at the Eden Gardens. (Sourav Ganguly keen to see coach Anil Kumble’s performance in Indian conditions)There has been a lot of talk about Cheteshwar Pujara’s slow strike rate in the West Indies with India captain Virat Kohli recently saying he had a conversation with the Saurashtra batsman about improving his strike rate during the recent West Indies tour.On the contrary, Kumble has once again backed Pujara and said that the top order batsman is a vital cog in the teams wheel.advertisement”I don’t think Pujara has ever breathed easily. But from team management perspective there is no pressure on Pujara. He is a very important cog for our team.”However, Kumble said a batsman has to play according to the situation of the match.”Based on situation you need to bat. Virat was right. But both his innings in the West Indies was relevant. (Murali) Vijay got out cheaply. Then he and Shikhar (Dhawan) had a good partnership. We all know the importance of the first session in a Test match.”last_img read more


Who looks better: Sunny Leone in Leela or Zeenat Aman in Satyam Shivam Sundaram?

November 19, 2019

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Moto G7 will start from Rs 12,000 and go up to Rs 29,000, suggests leak

November 16, 2019

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first_imgIt’s been a few months since Motorola’s G7 lineup has leaked on the Internet. As of now, we know that the G7 series will boast of four variants – G7, G7 Play, G7 Power and G7 Plus. The phones will come with a modern narrow-bezel display with a notch on the top. The G7 series will also come with a glass rear body and a pair of dual camera setups for the G7 and G7 Plus. However, one information that hasn’t made it to us till now has been the pricing. The G series has always been a budget smartphone series from Motorola, but it seems that Motorola is willing to push the G7 to the premium segment – thanks to leaked pricing.Tipster Ishan Agarwal has managed to access the prices of the Moto G7 series for the Brazilian market. And by the looks of it, the Moto G series will be getting more expensive that before. The standard Moto G7 will go on sale for EUR 300 (approximately Rs 24,000) while the top-end Moto G7 Plus will go on sale for a price of EUR 360 (approximately Rs 29,000). These prices are higher than what the current generation Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus sell for in India.The Moto G7 Play, which will be the entry-level model for the G series, will cost around EUR 149 (approximately Rs 12,000) while the G7 Power will be selling for EUR 207 (approximately Rs 17,000). These new prices make the entry-level G series models more expensive than before.advertisementWhen Motorola came up with G6 series in India last year, the entire lineup couldn’t enjoy the success as its predecessors because of the premium pricing strategies. The Moto G6 Plus went upwards of Rs 20,000 and offered similar specifications to a Rs 12,000 smartphone from Nokia or Xiaomi.The upcoming G7 series also seems to follow the G6’s footsteps. The entire G7 lineup sports Qualcomm’s entry-level Snapdragon 632 chipset except for the G7 Plus that will come with a Snapdragon 636 chipset. Motorola seems to relying on it premium build and design as well as a near- stock Android interface.The new G7 lineup will sport modern notched displays – the G7 Play and G7 Power will have bigger notches while the G7 and G7 Plus will sport waterdrop notches. The G7, G7 Play and G7 Power will sport a combination of 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear camera setup while the G7 Plus will sport a 16-megapixel primary camera for the rear along with a 5-megapixel camera. The G7 Power will feature a massive 5000mAh battery while the rest of the lineup will feature a 3000mAh battery.ALSO READ | This is the 2019 Moto G7 series: Full specifications and live pictures leakALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Play, G7 Power and G7 Plus design leaked, some get waterdrop notchALSO READ | Moto G7 case renders reaffirm waterdrop design, rear-mounted fingerprint sensorlast_img read more


6 questions answered about why Singapore could be your go-study abroad destination

November 16, 2019

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first_imgSingapore has consistently maintained its position among the top 15 cities in the world for students, according to QS Top Universities. It is not just the quality of universities that puts Singapore on a high pedestal as the ranking also accounts for cost of living, the standard of living, job opportunities and student lifestyle compatibility.We are going to answer six common yet important questions that linger in the minds of students who aspire to study abroad.1. Does Singapore have high-quality institutions like Europe and the USA?Yes. Some of their world-class universities include Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Yale-NUS College, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Singapore Management University (SMU).Singapore has both private and public universities with in-campus provisions, open to expatriate students. Some universities even have strong connections to real-time industries and have all the provisions for a great job placement at the end of the term.The island-nation also offers technical studies in business, electronics, media and applied sciences, apart from industry-oriented polytechnic institutes. These answers to the common questions about studying in Singapore might just give you your favourite study abroad destination!2. Is Singapore more expensive to study than the USA, the UK and Australia?No. The average annual tuition fees in Singapore will cost you INR 8,42,756, which is much lesser than the above-mentioned countries.A full-time MBA programme in a reputed international university such as the National University of Singapore Business School, can cost you approximately SGD 62,000 i.e. INR 33 lakh.Undergraduate students can serve the Singaporean Government and secure a tuition fee subsidy while postgraduates can avail the same if they agree to serve the government for three years.advertisement 3. Is the cost of living very high in Singapore?As a student, living in Singapore can cost between SGD 750 to SGD 2000 i.e. INR 40,000 to INR 1 lakh a month. This includes best-in-class facilities in leisure, entertainment, healthcare, transportation and other utilities.Accommodation in a student hostel can cost you SGD 345 or INR 18,000 while other expenses like train and bus fares are much more nominal. As a student, you would end up spending another INR 18,000 monthly on all your meals.You can always opt to stay in luxury at a shared student flat or a private hostel as well. This will cost you anywhere between SGD 150-700 i.e. INR 8,000 – 37,000.Apart from this, your phone bill and stationary per term will be around SGD 50 and SGD 1000 i.e. INR 2500 and INR 5500 respectively. 4. Are there career opportunities for an expat student in Singapore?In Singapore, you can start earning even before you complete your education.According to the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, expats on a student visa are allowed to work 16 hours a week on a part-time basis. They can work unlimited hours during vacation time.However, it is advised that the students check with their university beforehand and obtain the necessary permissions.To be abreast with techniques to save money while studying abroad, students can check out the tips available on multiple websites online. This will help you save money on university fee payments, rent payments, living expenses and other education expenses.After securing your UG or PG degrees in Singapore, you are eligible to work in the country since you will be allowed to apply for the Long-Term Visit Pass. This will enable you to stay in Singapore for another one year even if you don’t get a job.It gives international students the opportunity to seek employment in Singapore, and, if you do find a job, you will be granted a Work Pass. 5. Where can an expat student go during her/his free hours away from rigorous academic schedule?While you have seen pictures of Singapore’s elegant skyline, what you’ve probably not seen is that the country has a thriving ecosystem of nature and wildlife, rainforests, wetlands and nature reserves.From clubs to music bars and museums to art and culture shows, Singapore has the ecosystem to help you calm your mind and give it adequate rest. If you are a literary enthusiast, the Central Public Library offers multiple book clubs across different genres. If you are a sports lover, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and dragon-boat racing can be done all year-round except the monsoon season. Cricket lovers can head to the Indian Association sports club or Millennium United Cricket club to brush your cricketing skills. Football fans can visit ESPZEN for game of football or training. Singapore is also a food lover’s paradise and you will be spoilt for choice with delicious dishes from cuisines such as Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan and others. Another great thing about being a student in Singapore is that you have the time to travel to other Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam, that too, on a budget.advertisementApart from all this, there are a plethora of Indian associations for expats to feel closer to home like the Singapore Indian Association, Singapore Indian Film, Art and Dramatic Society, and Indian Community Welfare Centre etc. The famous Supertree Grove in Singapore6. How to escape the high transfer fees while sending money from and to Singapore?While education costs in Singapore are quite reasonable, a lot of money can be lost on expensive money transfers to Singapore.Though most traditional money transfer service providers like banks and money transfer operators promise zero fees, what you do not realize while dealing with them is that they eat up a major share of your money in FX margins and hidden charges.The new-age fintech-based digital money transfer firms can help you save on expensive money transfers. Singapore-headquartered overseas money transfer service provider, InstaReM enables money transfers to 55+ countries at Zero-Margin FX Rates.With a presence in Asia, Europe, the USA and the UK; InstaReM is completely transparent and charges you a nominal fee ranging between 0.25% and 1%.- Article by Pratik Shah, Global Head of Marketing, InstaReM.Read: Why Indian students are now choosing Australia and Canada as study abroad destinations over the USRead: Why is Germany becoming the most preferred place to study: 5 reasons why Indians should study in GermanyRead: Trends for studying abroad in 2019: Top courses, top countries and morelast_img read more


Does OSU’s speed and athleticism wear teams down?

November 16, 2019

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first_imgRushing defense2.114.10-94 percent Rushing offense5.675.13-9 percent Pretty interesting, right? OSU’s offense is wearing down teams in the second half but its defense is getting worn down to the point that the two cancel each other out almost exactly.It appears the reason this team wins is simply because it has more skilled players and better schemes than other squads and not necessarily because of speed or athleticism.But wait…Let’s compare this with a team like, say, OU. Rushing defense2.773.88-40 percent Rushing offense3.264.5540 percent PositionFirst half YPPSecond half YPPImprovement Tyreek Hill tries to find space (USATSI)Tyreek Hill tries to find space (USATSI)John Hoover wrote a terrific piece for the Tulsa World after the Iowa State game about how OSU’s speed and athleticism wears teams out after two or three quarters.It’s certainly something that’s met the eye test [nods to Herbie] over the course of the last few years and especially this season. But just because you want something to be true doesn’t mean it is.Let’s take a look at first half stats vs. second half stats for OSU’s offense and defense this year in terms of rushing yards per play — I feel like this is the area in which getting worn down would show up most clearly (stats can be found here). Even more interesting! OU is getting torched in the second half of games by teams on the ground and it is actually losing steam on the offensive side — though both of its yards per play averages are higher than both of OSU’s.There’s not a great way to get the numbers on a national level but I would love to see what the national average is on both sides.When you look at OSU’s numbers on their own, they don’t look super impressive but I think they might be more impressive than you initially think.All teams are going to get worn down unless you have 200 equally talented athletes on both sides of the ball for a 180-play game which is both illegal and impossible.So your goal is to limit the damage on defense and soar on offense — both of which OSU has done a terrific job of in the second half of games this season. Would I take OU’s numbers even if it meant trailing off a little in the second half? Of course — they’re better than OSU’s.But its defense fades hard too and OSU’s doesn’t as much. That might matter come December or it might not but it definitely won’t if OSU can’t figure out a way to raise its overall level of play on the offensive side of the ball.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! PositionFirst half YPPSecond half YPPImprovementlast_img read more


2015 Watch Guide: Week 8

November 16, 2019

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first_imgIt feels like OSU hasn’t played in about a month instead of a week. There’s nothing superintriguing about this slate which means Utah, Ohio State and Florida State will all get beat and it will be one of the most memorable weekends of the season. Here’s this weekend’s schedule courtesy of Ryan Hartwig.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 8If 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


Videos: John Calipari Loses His Mind, Has To Be Restrained After Being Ejected Under 3 Minutes Into Game

October 27, 2019

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first_imgJohn Calipari restrained by Kentucky players after getting ejected.Twitter/@CardChronicleJust 2:26 into today’s game at South Carolina, John Calipari absolutely lost his mind. The Kentucky coach was enraged by a call, and had to be restrained from going after a referee. Naturally, he was ejected from the game after receiving double technicals, sending the South Carolina crowd into a frenzy.Coach Cal losing his mind. pic.twitter.com/JWRb8rqPgB— Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) February 13, 2016Has to be the earliest ejection of Cal’s career, right? pic.twitter.com/fhM1O30x2c— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) February 13, 2016 Kentucky leads South Carolina 11-10 early on, but they will be without their head coach for almost the entire game. Upstart South Carolina is no slouch this season, either, especially at home. We have a very interesting one brewing at Colonial Life Arena this afternoon.last_img read more


Sensational from Alzarri Joseph: Rohit in awe of record-breaking Mumbai Indians pacer

October 25, 2019

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first_imgSensational from Alzarri Joseph: Rohit in awe of record-breaking Mumbai Indians pacerMumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma heaped praise on the bowling unit for keeping its nerves during the defence of a below-par total of 136 against Sunrsisers Hyderabad on Saturday. scorecard No data available! view more view less Akshay Ramesh HyderabadApril 7, 2019UPDATED: April 7, 2019 08:40 IST Debutant Alzarri Joseph got the wicket of David Warner with his first delivery in IPL (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSAlzarri Joseph picked up 6 wickets for 12 runs in 3.4 overs on debutMumbai Indians (136/7) defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad (96) by 40 runsJoseph broke an 11-year record held by Sohail Tanvir to record best ever IPL bowling figuresMumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma went on raving about Mumbai Indians’ new recruit Alzarri Joseph after the young West Indies pacer came up with the best-ever bowling figures in Indian Premier League (IPL) history on his debut in the Twenty20 league on Saturday.Alzarri Joseph broke the back of the much-fancied Sunrisers Hyderabad batting order by picking up six wickets in a dream debut as he helped Mumbai Indians defend a below-par total of 136 on a sluggish wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Earlier in the evening, a quickfire 46 from Kieron Pollard helped Mumbai Indians finish strong.Alzarri Joseph struck in the first ball of his IPL career, removing the dangerous David Warner. He then sent in-form India batsman Vijay Shankar walking back for 5 in his second over to dent Sunrisers Hyderabad’s chase.Joseph didn’t end there as he removed Rashid Khan and Deepak Hooda in his penultimate over before cleaning up the Sunrisers’ tail in his final over, sending back Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddharth Kaul. Sunrisers were bowled out for 96 as Alzarri finished with figures of 6 for 12.Joseph, who had been in fine form in the domestic four-day tournament back in the West Indies, was called up to the Mumbai Indians squad as a replacement for injured New Zealand player Adam Milne. Joseph had replaced Lasith Malinga in the playing XI on Saturday for their away game in Hyderabad, which had been Sunrisers’ fortress in the recent past.”Yes, very pleased. Winning the game is obviously a great result. I thought 136 wasn’t a great batting effort, but we bowled in the right areas, kept them guessing all the time and held our nerves.advertisement”We were in the game till the last ball which is what we spoke of. It was a sensational bowling effort from Alzarri, to bowl like this in first game. He’s come in on a lot of confidence from the CPL and he’s carrying it here. We didn’t bat well to start with, kept losing wickets and we knew after a few overs that it wasn’t a 170-180 pitch.”The pitch was under covers for a day, it was raining as well and the wicket was a bit sticky. So we knew that 140 would be a good score to defend because we’ve got the quality in our bowling and we back them to defend whatever we get. The bulk of the runs were scored by the top-order, but it’s not that their middle order wasn’t good and we wanted to exploit that.”We knew that once we got an early wicket we were in the game and with the spin and the seamers we have, we knew we could knock them out in the middle. We want to win as many games as possible at the start because we know how hectic it gets in the end. A few of the guys leaving for the World Cup doesn’t help either. To start the tournament is important and the last two games shows the quality we have in our squad,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation.Also Read | SRH vs MI Highlights, IPL 2019: Joseph takes 6 as Mumbai beat Hyderabad by 40 runsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Dhoni, Harbhajan, du Plessis star as CSK overcome KXIP challenge at ChepaukAlso Read | It is hard to breach CSK fortress: R Ashwin after Kings XI Punjab’s Chepauk defeatFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow SRH vs MIFollow IPL 2019Follow Alzarri JosephFollow Rohit Sharmacenter_img commentary advertisement graphslast_img read more


Celebrities Support US Bill To Ban Wild Animal Circus Acts

October 16, 2019

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first_imgRicky Gervais, Pamela Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Shelley Morrison, and Marilu Henner are among a host of international stars supporting a campaign by Animal Defenders International (ADI) to end the suffering of wild animals in travelling circuses in the United States, through the passing of H.R. 1759, the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA).Ahead of World Circus Day, 21st April, ADI called on the public to visit shows where the acts have a choice about performing, and ask their Representatives to support TEAPSPA, as urged by celebrity supporters.Multi-award-winning actor and comedian, writer, producer, director, musician Ricky Gervais: “For animals in circuses, there is no escape from the merry-go-round of imprisonment, deprivation, and being forced to perform. Elephants, lions, tigers, bears, and others live a life of desperation and fear. It doesn’t have to be this way. Please support the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act and help end the use of wild animal acts.”Pamela Anderson, actress, model; internationally known for Baywatch: “Circuses like to give the idea that the animals are having fun, that’s an illusion. Animals in circuses suffer a life of deprivation, chained, and tied up, and a brutal culture where they are kicked, punched, whipped, and beaten. The circus is no fun for the animals, it has to stop. Support ADI’s call for a federal ban on wild animals in circuses.”Actress Joanna Lumley, award-winning star of Absolutely Fabulous, said: “No animal should be caged and trained to perform in the grim circumstances of a circus life. The world has changed and grown up; compassion to all living creatures must be our watchword. No circus should keep animals in these shameful and cruel conditions, and no animals should be made to exist purely for our dubious entertainment.”Beloved actress from Will & Grace, Shelly Morrison: “It may be a dream for some to run away with the circus, but for the animals it’s a nightmare. Life on the road in tiny cages, nowhere to run, takes a terrible toll, and you can see the animals literally going out of their minds. Please urge your representative to support TEAPSPA and help end their suffering.”Marilu Henner, Golden Globe nominated actress from Taxi, “These intelligent, social wild animals live sad lives on the road, confined to parking lots, deprived of everything natural… There is no place for cruelty in entertainment, and thankfully Congress has an opportunity to end this circus abuse. Please act now to support the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act. This bill will protect elephants, tigers, bears, and other wild animals from being forced to suffer in travelling performances.”Audiences have been turning away from animal circuses in droves; several, including Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, have closed, while others have gone animal-free and thrived. Over 80 US jurisdictions in 31 states have now taken action to restrict wild animal circus acts.Studies and evidence has shown that the health and welfare of animals in travelling circuses is inevitably compromised due to necessarily small, barren, mobile accommodations, restriction of movement, long journeys and excessive periods of time spent in transporters and containers.Training methods are brutal and ADI undercover investigations have documented the violence and abuse occurring in the U.S. and worldwide. The tools of the trade include stun guns and other electric prods, metal bars, whips, bullhooks (a heavy bar with a sharpened point and hook), deprivation of food and water, and intimidation.These stressed wild animals also represent a threat to public safety. Escaped animals have maimed and killed workers and members of the public, including children, and animals escaping from temporary facilities in city centres or onto busy roads present hazards.Supporting the reintroduction of TEAPSPA, by Representatives Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Raul Grijalva (DA-AZ) in March 2017, ADI launched ‘The Reluctant Entertainers’, an online video featuring Ed Asner, Danny Boyle, Brian Blessed, James Cromwell, Jorja Fox, Tonya Kay, Kim Matula, Moby, Eric Roberts, Mindy Sterling, Eric Szmanda, Alexandra Paul, and Diane Warren. Its simple message: “Leave the entertaining to the people who want to perform, they have a choice.” Watch it here.ADI President Jan Creamer said: “The circus of the future is one without animals. Animal Defenders International has repeatedly documented the suffering and abuse of circus animals, in the US and around the world. Over 40 countries have taken action to end these compromising acts, it is time now for the US to act. To help stop circus suffering, never visit a circus with animals and ask your Representatives to support TEAPSPA today.”For more information about TEAPSPA, click here.last_img read more


Survivalism in Kahnawake reconnection with natural world

October 14, 2019

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first_imgAPTN National NewsThe term ‘survivalism’ often brings to mind people making bunkers, preparing for the end of the world as we know it.But look past the cliche and you’ll see there’s a whole other survivalist movement, one that emphasizes learning long lost skills as a way to reconnect with the natural world.These are the sort of values that speak to the Mohawks of Kahnawake who are hosting a series of workshops on their territory.APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story.last_img


Morocco Completes Financial Closure of NOOR II III Solar Energy

October 12, 2019

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Casablanca –  The consortium chaired by ACWA Power completed the financial closure of the NOOR II and III energy projects, which are the second phase of Ouarzazate solar complex NOOR, ACWA said in a statement.The projects NOOR II and III are two solar centers using concentrated solar technology (CSP) to produce respectively 200 MW and 150 MW.These projects will be financed by the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) as part of the Moroccan energy plan NOOR whose goal is to produce 2 GW of solar energy which is equal to 14 pc of Morocco’s production capacity by 2020, the same source noted. These two projects will cost 2 billion dollars that will be financed with a debt/equity ratio of 80/20, and the debt is totally financed by MASEN with funds guaranteed by the African Development Bank, French Development Agency, Clean Technology Fund, European Commission, European Investment Bank, Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau and the International Bank.“NOOR has always been a special project for ACWA Power (…) that will offer the most competitive solutions for NOOR II and NOOR III and we are pleased to finish the financial closure of these two projects”, President and CEO of ACWA Power, Paddy Padmanathan, said, adding that ACWA Power is honored to work with Masen and participate in Morocco’s ambitious program of renewable energy production aiming to produce 2 GW of solar energy by 2020.“Morocco guides us to build the renewable energy ecosystems through a transparent tender procedure”, ACWA Power Managing Director, Thamer Alsharhan, said. NOOR II and NOOR III will help in environment protection and contribute to the socio-economic development of local economy. read more


Robinson says establishment of International Criminal Court key to fighting terror

October 6, 2019

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The 11 September attacks against the United States, which constituted a crime against humanity, underscored the urgency of establishing the International Criminal Court in order to respond future terrorist atrocities, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Mary Robinson told students at the American University in Beirut on Monday that the strike against the World Trade Center was a war crime “both because of the nature and scale of the attack, and because it was aimed against civilians.” She noted that while there is currently no global court to prosecute perpetrators, the Statute of the International Criminal Court provides for individual criminal responsibility. “We must ensure that this [Statute] comes into force through sufficient ratification and thereby equip ourselves with the means to deal with such horrors as that of 11 September in the future,” said the High Commissioner. She noted that with over 50 ratifications of the 60 required for the Court’s formal establishment, “the Statute could come into force in the second half of 2002,” and stressed that universal ratification “is an important goal for the world community.” The High Commissioner also said her audience was well-placed to understand the importance of a grass-roots approach to human rights. “Human rights are not something far away; they start in communities and neighbourhoods,” she said. “Who better than the Lebanese would know where resentment and intolerance among national communities could lead? For more than a decade, a whole generation witnessed the consequences of hate and blame, most of the families suffered sorrow and loss.” Complying with human rights principles “offers a vital framework to a more inclusive, sharing and equitable society in which reprisal and discrimination based on religion, race or gender have no place,” she said, adding that ultimately, “the hope for a culture of human rights is rooted in the belief that personal commitments are necessary to support and strengthen the laws and systems that protect such rights.” read more


Is TMobile violating the governments net neutrality rules with new video streaming

October 3, 2019

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by Tali Arbel, The Associated Press Posted Dec 23, 2015 1:24 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, shows people passing a T-Mobile store, in New York. T-Mobile last month switched its customers on bigger data plans to what it’s calling “Binge On,” which lets them watch video without using up their data. The service has caused consternation among advocates of net neutrality, the concept that Internet service providers shouldn’t discriminate in favor or some content versus other content. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Is T-Mobile violating the government’s net neutrality rules with new video streaming plan? NEW YORK, N.Y. – T-Mobile has introduced a program that lets most customers watch video without using up their data allotment.The free program, called Binge On, is available to those who have data plans of at least 3 gigabytes. T-Mobile also reduces video quality — even for customers who don’t qualify for free video streaming — saying that phone screens are too small for viewers to discern the higher resolution, which uses more cellular data. Customers can choose the full resolution, but they would then pay for the data. Those on Wi-Fi networks automatically get the highest quality available.Because the program works with only two dozen leading video services — Facebook and YouTube are excluded — it has drawn complaints from advocates of net neutrality, the concept that Internet service providers shouldn’t discriminate in favour of some content over others. The Federal Communications Commission is taking a look.Some video providers are upset, too. YouTube says that “reducing data charges can be good for users, but it doesn’t justify throttling all video services, especially without explicit user consent.”Here’s a look at what’s going on at T-Mobile:___WHAT’S THE POINT OF BINGE ON?Streaming video eats up a lot of data on a phone. An hour of high-definition video can use nearly 1 gigabyte.With Binge On, video streams from 24 services, including Netflix, Hulu and ESPN, don’t count toward T-Mobile’s data caps. The company also degrades all video — even from providers that aren’t part of Binge On. T-Mobile offers DVD-level quality, which is less than high definition. T-Mobile says that allows customers to watch up to three times as much YouTube, Facebook and Amazon video, even though they aren’t part of Binge On.THE CRITICISM: Customers don’t have the option to watch in HD quality unless they turn off Binge On.THE ASSESSMENT: Being able to stretch your data further is a plus, but customers may be unaware or unhappy that a higher-quality video option was taken away — unless they take steps to disable Binge On.____ARE T-MOBILE CUSTOMERS FORCED TO USE BINGE ON?It’s the default for customers. T-Mobile notified them through email and text messages. Customers can choose the full resolution by calling T-Mobile or changing settings through the company’s websites or account apps on the phone.THE CRITICISM: Critics say the company should leave video at higher quality until customers choose otherwise.THE ASSESSMENT: When something takes an extra step to change, many people won’t, so customers are effectively forced on Binge On. That’s not necessarily bad, as it means savings on phone bills from less data use.___WILL SOME VIDEO PROVIDERS SUFFER?T-Mobile says it’s not charging companies to participate. As for YouTube and Facebook, T-Mobile says it can’t identify in all instances in which they’re delivering video rather than some other kind of content. The company says it’s working to add more companies to Binge On.THE CRITICISM: This still discriminates. Customers might be more likely to watch video from a Binge On service rather than one whose viewing counts toward the data caps.THE ASSESSMENT: It’s true customers might gravitate to the 24 Binge On services. However, T-Mobile is inviting all other video services to participate by meeting certain technical requirements, which allow video to be identified as video.___IS DEGRADING ALL VIDEO BY DEFAULT BAD FOR CONSUMERS?T-Mobile says you can turn it off, and that on a phone, the difference in quality between Binge On and HD is negligible. And T-Mobile spokesman Clint Patterson says whether or not a customer chooses to keep Binge On, video is being delivered at the same speed.THE CRITICISM: Critics point out the FCC’s net neutrality rules prohibit throttling, which it defines as “impairing or degrading lawful Internet traffic.” The FCC has banned that to stop broadband providers from behaviour “that negatively impacts consumers’ use of content, applications, services and devices.”THE ASSESSEMENT: It’s unclear whether this counts as a negative impact, as customers are ultimately saving money and can choose the full resolution.___Follow Tali Arbel at twitter.com/tarbel. Past stories are available at bigstory.ap.org/content/tali-arbel read more


Eating in front of a mirror makes meals taste better say scientists

September 25, 2019

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first_imgThe study could help lonely people to enjoy their food more  The study could help lonely people to enjoy their food more  In a further experiment, when the researchers replaced the mirror with photos of the volunteers eating, they discovered that the volunteers still experienced an increase in the appeal of food and ate more. The researchers are hoping that the findings could help lonely older people enjoy their food more and eat larger portions.”Studies have shown that for older adults, enjoying food is associated with quality of life, and frequently eating alone is associated with depression and loss of appetite,” added corresponding author Dr Nobuyuki Kawai.”Our findings therefore suggest a possible approach to improving the appeal of food, and quality of life, for older people who do not have company when they eat for example, those who have suffered loss or are far away from their loved ones.”The research was published in the journal Physiology & Behaviour.center_img Eating in front of a mirror makes meals taste better, a new study suggests.Previous studies have found that people rate food as more flavoursome and, eat bigger portions, when they dine with company, a phenomenon known as ‘the social facilitation of eating.’But researchers at Nagoya University in Japan wanted to find out whether the effect could be recreated by simply using a mirror, to trick the brain into thinking another person was present.”We wanted to find out what the minimum requirement is for the social facilitation of eating,” said lead author Dr Ryuzaburo Nakata.”Does another person have to actually be physically present, or is information suggesting the presence of others sufficient?”For the experiment, 16 adults aged between 65 and 74, were invited to eat salted or caramel popcorn for 90 seconds and then rate their enjoyment when sitting alone, in front of a mirror, or watching a monitor showing a video of them eating.The researchers found that people eating alone reported food as tasting better, and ate more of it, when they could see themselves reflected in a mirror, compared with when they ate in front of a monitor. Eating in front of a mirror improved sweetness by 25 per cent, goodness by 21 per cent and quality by 12 per cent. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more


German and Colombian Ambassadors accredited – see photos

September 25, 2019

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Germany’s Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Holger Wilfried Michael and Colombian Ambassador to Guyana , Dr. Alfonso Múnera Cavadia earlier today (Wednesday) presented their Letters of Credence to President David Granger at a State House ceremony. (More details later)  From right- Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, President David Granger, Germany’s Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Holger Wilfried Michael and his wife at State House after the Accreditation CeremonyGermany’s Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Holger Wilfried Michael presenting his Letters of Credence to President David Granger Colombian Ambassador, Dr. Alfonso Múnera Cavadia presenting his Letters of Credence to President David Granger in the presence of Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon who is currently performing the functions of Minister of Foreign Affairs. (MOTP photos) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJapan commits to strengthened bilateral relations with Guyana…as new Non-resident Ambassador is accreditedFebruary 24, 2016In “latest news”Guyana, Mexico commit to building stronger bilateral tiesJanuary 20, 2016In “Business”President inducts new Portuguese AmbassadorMarch 4, 2016In “Local News” read more


All set for Polands biggest mining event for many years

September 24, 2019

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first_imgMore than 20,000 m2 of exhibition space, a record-breaking number of companies, official government delegations, visitors from all over the world – Expo Silesia, the exhibition facility located in Sosnowiec, will be the venue for the World Mining Exhibition MINING EXPO, September 9-12. It will be Poland’s largest expo dedicated to the mining industry to have been held in the last decade, in addition to being a fair event of great significance for the Polish economy.MINING EXPO 2008 will be attended by major mining equipment producers. Special Joint Exhibits will be organised by companies from China, India, Australia, Turkey and Great Britain. There will also be exhibitors representing Bulgaria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, the USA. Thus, the mining industry of the world will be represented by a total of over 270 exhibitors from 23 countries. The exhibition will also attract organised groups of visitors – professionals from Eastern Europe. Official government delegations from countries such as India, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, South Africa and Laos have already confirmed their visit.This fair event will be held in the new Exhibition Centre Expo Silesia in Sosnowiec, its organiser being Kolporter EXPO. “The interest in MINING EXPO that has been shown by companies from all over the world is enormous. In terms of attendance, we have broken the record which was set by the last mining EXPO in Tehran, and that of the previous fair in New Delhi,” says Tomasz Raczyński, President of Kolporter EXPO. Honourary patronage of the Exhibition MINING EXPO has been provided by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Waldemar Pawlak, and by the Minister of the Treasury, Aleksander Grad.The World Mining Exhibition MINING EXPO constitutes part of the 21st International Mining Congress. Participants of the Congress – mining professionals, scientists and researchers from all over the world, will hold discussions in Cracow, Lubin, Bełchatów, Katowice and Wieliczka September 7-11. This year the Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary as it was in 1957 that this international institution, the World Mining Congress, was established. The main issues to be addressed are new mining techniques and technologies, while the theme for the debates will be New Challenges and Visions of Mining.last_img read more


The 9 at 9 Thursday

September 22, 2019

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first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee. Here, a little before nine, is all you need to know.1.#SEWAGE: A new report from the EPA says that raw sewage is being pumped into 42 urban areas across Ireland. The Urban Waste Water Report says that some of Ireland’s most scenic spots; Bundoran, Cobh and Connemara, are at risk.2.#STRIPPERS: NUI Maynooth is investigating an event in which naked strippers performed on campus. The unofficial event saw the strippers perform at a mock stag party.3.#RIP: The funeral of justice campaigner Christine Buckley will be held today. Buckley founded the Aislinn Centre for abuse survivors and was a tireless campaigner for justice for child abuse victims.4.#MALAYSIAN AIRLINES: Search teams near the area where missing flight MH370 was last spotted have found nothing, despite Chinese authorities saying that they had spotted debris from the flight.5.#FIRE: Two men have died in an apartment fire in Mallow, Co Cork. The fire occurred at 12.10am on St Joseph’s Road in the town.6.#BE CAREFUL: Gardaí are warning homeowners to be more vigilant in helping to tackle burglaries. The gardaí said that over €10.7 million was stolen from houses last year.7.#LEAVIN’ ON A JET PLANE: The St Patrick’s Day exodus begins today, as the Taoiseach and Tánaiste both head off. 28 ministers in total will take part in promotional trips abroad, with Enda Kenny off to Washington, Boston and New York and Eamon Gilmore heading to Paris, where he will take in Ireland’s Six Nations rugby match with France. 8.#MISTY MORNING: Drivers are being urged to take care this morning as heavy fog sets in across the country. However, the good news is that at the time of writing, it was not raining in a single Irish town.9.#ONE YEAR IN: Pope Francis today celebrates a year in office. The former Argentine cardinal has presented a humbler, more reformative face of the church in his first 365 days.last_img read more