The Deccan Chargers have lost their place as an Indian Premier League franchise after it failed to meet an extended deadline to furnish a Rs.100 crore bank guarantee.The beleaguered owners of Deccan Chargers failed to produce the bank guarantee before the Bombay High Court, a condition that had been set for the struggling team’s survival in the league.Claim to fameThe Hyderabad-based company has won the second season of the IPL in 2009 held in South Africa under the captainship of Adam Gilchrist. Media group Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd had bought the franchise for an amount of USD 107 million on 24 January 2008.Why in newsReports quoting sources say banks and financial institutions that have lent money to Deccan Chronicle Holdings are being investigated for alleged irregularities in their dealings with the Hyderabad-based media house.The finance ministry has asked a two-member panel to conduct the probe, which is expected to take two months. A Mumbai based real estate company, Kamla Landmarc has bought the Deccan Chargers IPL franchise. Owned by Mr Ramesh Jain, the company undertakes construction of residential/commercial projects.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Rafael Nadal rallies to beat Mayer in 3 sets in Barcelona Open Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Early in the season, Caris LeVert was the Nets’ best player and Russell sometimes sat on the bench in the fourth quarter. But with the Nets at 8-18 in December and LeVert sidelined with a dislocated right foot, Russell began to find his form. Brooklyn surged up the standings, eventually finishing sixth in the Eastern Conference at 42-40 after missing the postseason the last three years.Keep the young core of Russell, LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Jarrett Allen, and the Nets can probably keep contending for spots toward the lower half of the East. But they might not get much farther without adding one of the superstars who’ll be available this summer in free agency.“We’re a young, talented group, but you’ve also got to bring in a really, really talented player or players,” veteran forward DeMarre Carroll said. “And that’s the reality of the thing, because the young guys are going to continue to keep getting better — they were great this year. Then you’ve got veteran leaders who are going to definitely help those young guys out, but sometimes you’ve got to have a game-changer and I think what’s what Brooklyn’s going to try to do this year.”Some of those potential game-changers, such as Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker, play Russell’s position. The point guard would be a restricted free agent, allowing the Nets to match any offer for him, and he gave them plenty of reasons to want him around.But he’s seen enough to know nothing is certain, so he was careful to not even say much about what he hoped would happen. For now, he settled for being proud of his and the team’s accomplishments, after rebuilding his reputation as more of a leader since arriving in Brooklyn after a trade with the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Nets players were proud of their accomplishments but realistic about the future Wednesday, a day after they were routed by the 76ers in Game 5 of their return to the postseason.Changes are necessary if the Nets want to contend with a team like Philadelphia. So players heading into free agency can’t be certain of their futures in Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNot even Russell, the former No. 2 pick, who had a breakout season.“Hell yeah, I definitely want to be here,” he said. “But I also know it’s a business too, so I’m not going to play that role like I don’t know what could possibly happen.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell, top, and guard Caris LeVert (22) fall on the court during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK— D’Angelo Russell was an All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets became a playoff team. Neither looked likely four months ago.So it was a surprisingly successful season, though there’s plenty of work left for the Nets to do — including deciding whether Russell will have a role.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I talked to Kobe once and I remember him saying make new headlines,” Russell said. “Whatever your old headline is or what people think about you, make new ones and I took pride into doing that.”Some other things to know about the Nets:CHANGE IS INEVITABLELike Carroll, fellow veterans Jared Dudley and Ed Davis knew the Nets will want and need to upgrade in the summer, rather than keeping the team intact.“You have to improve, some way, somehow,” Davis said. “I’ve never been on a team where you brought back the same group. So that’s not going down. That ain’t happening.”POST TO PERIMETERAllen said part of his offseason focus will be working on his 3-point shot. The center was 6 for 45 (13.3 behind the arc this season.BETTER PLACEAfter winning 21, 20 and 28 games the last three seasons, the Nets believe their leap to an above-.500 finish came at the perfect time heading into free agency.“The story before this was the Nets were the worst team in the NBA,” Allen said. “Even when we weren’t the worst team, we still were in the eyes of the public. So just coming in here, just showing that we made the playoffs and have a lot of talent, young talent, I think we made it a more attractive destination.” REGARDS FROM RUSSIATeam owner Mikhail Prokhorov issued a statement congratulating the Nets for landing a playoff spot that few people believed they would.“More importantly, it’s clear that the Nets are a team building a winning culture and our future is bright,” Prokhorov added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
9th Race: The Deccan Queen Plate (Div.II) for Cat.II9th Race: The Deccan Queen Plate (Div.II) for Cat.II distance about 1200 M Bharat Queen (M/s.A.K.Jaiswal, K T Raidu & Kumwar Digvijay Singh Shekhwat) 54.5 P.Ajeeth K First Patron Saint 56 David Breux Second Negress Pearl 54.5 AkshayKumar Third Batur 56 Deepak S Fourth All 11 ran Won by: 31/2L, 21/4L, 1/4L Time: 1:14:02 seconds Tote paid by: Rs 11 for win and Rs 7,8,9 for places Winner trained by: Anupam Sharma Favourite: Bharat Queen Forecast Rs 36 and Quinella Rs 24 SHP Rs 22 Tanala Rs 105 each paid on 1397 tickets. First Treble:Rs 75 each paid on 540 tickets Second Treble: Rs 100 each paid on 335 tickets. Third Treble: Rs 179 each paid on 347 tickets. Consolition Jackpot: Rs 173 each paid on 1105 tickets. Jackpot Rs 1138 each paid on 392 tickets. PTI CORR RN RN NP SSC
The only silver lining from India’s debacle at Rio is that it’s got the best brains in Indian sport thinking of solutions. 12 time Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi welcomed Prime Minister’s task force set up to help better prepare Indian Olympians for the next three editions. “It’s good. Something needs to be done if we want to comeback with more medals from Olympics,” he told India Today. (Paes-Bopanna were not prepared at all for Rio Games: Bhupathi) He referred to 2008 Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra’s column to India Today where he spoke of how primarily, attitude towards sports in India needed to change.”Like Abhinav Bindra said in his article a few days ago, we have to decide if we want to be proud of our sports culture or not. If we want to be then we have to do something about it or be content with two three medals all the time,” he added. Abhinav Bindra wrote in his piece, “If we are happy with keeping sport on the backburner, on not treating it as a priority item in our larger national agenda, fair enough, and so be it. If we decide, as a nation, that we cannot invest in sport and we cannot afford to join the race for medals, let us re-engineer our hopes and set realistic targets. Let us be fine with winning a few medals, if at all, at the Olympics, and be content. But if we want to break out, if we consider sporting excellence as a reflection of the nation’s health and its place in the world, then drastic action is needed.” While lack of funds and planning have hurt Indian sport, administrative apathy has only compounded the problem. Overzealous Sports minister Vijay Goel entering un accreditated zones to be seen with athletes and warned by Rio organizers reflected poorly for Indian sport. Bhupathi ignored the minister’s antics and chose to speak of constructive ideas.advertisement”Don’t think changing the sports minister will help. It’s important to involve sportsmen like Abhinav Bindra at top level who has been there done that and knows what it takes. If someone like him can take charge we will have good results,” he concluded.
The actress turns 36 today and thankfully, Kareena Kapoor Khan shows no signs of stopping her streak of setting trends for Indian women. Though she continues to be equally stylish in her real life, it’s her reel life avatar that has often influenced the way women dress in the country.From pestering their tailor to stitch that “Kareena waala blouse” to college girls going gaga over her harem pants and tee combo from Jab We Met, here are the top trends we can thank Bebo for.Also read:Is Kareena’s sexy pregnancy style inspired by Kim Kardashian?Harem and teesFrom the classic Patiala salwar to the harem pants, Kareena paired it all with long tees and managed to make what would previously have been an unthinkable combo look great. It was probably a look girls were already sleeping in, but she made it chic to wear it outside the bedroom.Picture courtesy: YouTube/T-SeriesNet sleeve blousesChhamak Chhallo from Ra.One and Halkat Jawaani from Heroine were instrumental in ensuring that every woman owned at least one blouse with net sleeves.Pictures courtesy: YouTube/T-Series; Instagram/@krait_snapSize zeroThe Indian audience had no idea that something like size 0 existed till a waif thin Kareena Kapoor Khan set the big screen on fire in Tashan, leading to new conversation about women’s bodies and giving women another body ideal to aspire towards. (In her defence, the actress isn’t a fan of such a body type and had been sporting a fuller and healthier look post the film.)advertisementPictures courtesy: YouTube/YRFBarely there palluA great choice for girls at their farewells, India wouldn’t have embraced the downsized version of the pallu had Kareena Kapoor Khan not sported the same while playing a sex worker in Chameli or while gyrating on Halkat Jawaani.Pictures courtesy: Instagram/@krait_snap; ReutersSexy swimwearKareena Kapoor set the temperatures soaring in a country that was gradually warming up to bikinis (and gorgeous swimwear in general) through Tashan and Kambakkht Ishq.Pictures courtesy: YouTube/YRFPaasaIf you found it a little too filmy that women were now dying to wear a paasa during family weddings, you can pin the blame on Bebo’s mujra act in Dil Mera Muft Ka from Agent Vinod.Also read: 5 maxis that match Kareena’s pregnancy loungewear stylePicture courtesy: YouTube/T-SeriesKajal/kohlIf there’s one thing essential to a signature Kareena Kapoor Khan beauty look, it’s heavily lined eyes. From playing Saif Ali Khan’s feisty partner in Kurbaan to the part where Geet becomes depressed in Jab We Met, you’ll rarely find Kareena without her kajal.Pictures courtesy: YouTube/SonyMusicIndiaVEVOHighlightsKareena’s hair might have been a disaster when she started out, but she can be totally credited for making highlights all the rage. in fact, the popularity of blonde hues can be attributed to her. From Fida to Ki and Ka, she’s come a long way.Pictures courtesy: YouTube/T-Series; YouTube/wonk desooBronzerWhile bronzer became big only after the release of Dhoom 2, it was Kareena who got her highlights on point by liberally using a bronzer for portraying the sultry Kamini in the song Yeh Mera Dil, Pyaar Ka Deewana from Don.Picture courtesy: YouTube/MrBollywoodBaadshahBrand maniaWith the launch of luxury malls in India and a lack of conversation around the then newly launched Sonam Kapoor as a fashionista, it was Kareena Kapoor Khan who set new standards of brand-consciousness among Indians with her role as a model in Kambakkht Ishq, by wearing around 52 pairs of shoes and 45 dresses, from top brands like Dolce and Gabanna, Emporio Armani and Just Cavalli, among others.Photo: Reuters All said, our Queen will always be the one who sports different shoes with panache, pairs crop tops with a sharara and croons It’s Raining Men. We love you Poo!
Massimiliano Allegri has called on Juventus to bounce back swiftly from their first defeat of the season as they prepare to face AC Milan.The Bianconeri were beaten for the first time since April as Manchester United scored two late goals to turn a dramatic Champions League contest on its head.Yet head coach Allegri is keen not to spend too much time mulling over the loss, with another crunch clash against old foes Milan in Serie A on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “We have to keep doing what we are already doing,” Allegri told a pre-match news conference. “We were upset on Wednesday as we are not used to losing, it had not happened since April.”But we lost a game that might be less important in terms of the group and now it is Milan against Juventus. Every once in a while, a step backwards can help you move two forward.”They are always balanced matches [against Milan] and San Siro will push the Rossoneri on. It will be a technical and physical match, with Milan in great form.”Gonzalo Higuain left Juventus for Milan in the close-season and Allegri, while a great admirer of the Argentina international, has no regrets.”Higuain is a player who has given so much to Juventus, who was so decisive in our victories,” he said. “Decisions were made on both sides and Milan made a great signing. He is one of the best strikers in the world.”Allegri is now hopeful a change of approach will see Cristiano Ronaldo thrive in Higuain’s absence.The coach added: “This year we have scored less goals but conceded less. We are only in November; there are still seven months until the end of the season but we are on the right track.”It will be nice to see Higuain again – he was important for us – but we have Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the best striker in the world. We have to work to his strengths.”
NEW YORK — All that Alex Rodriguez had to show for his first time facing Matt Harvey was admiration for the young ace.Baseball’s top villain went hitless in four at-bats against The Dark Knight, and the rest of the New York Yankees had about as much success against a coolly efficient Harvey in an 8-2 loss to the crosstown-rival Mets on April 25 that evened the Subway Series 1-all.“That was fast!” said A-Rod, who struck out twice. “I mean, it’s so fun to see these great young pitchers come up. Actually, it’s not that fun, but he’s awesome. That’s what baseball’s all about. He challenged me with a 98 mph fastball and threw it right by me.”CC Sabathia couldn’t keep pace with Harvey, who rooted for the Yankees growing up. The 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner gave up seven runs and nine hits, including homers to Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell and Kevin Plawecki. The rough outing got Sabathia (0-4) booed as he walked off the field after allowing the first two batters to reach in the sixth inning.Juan Lagares went 4-for-4 with an RBI triple for the Mets, who got six of their seven RBIs from the Nos. 6-9 batters.“I just want to help the team win, and I haven’t been able to do that three of four times out, or whatever it’s been,” Sabathia said. “This stings a little bit more, because I didn’t give us a chance at all.”Harvey (4-0) and the Mets rebounded from having their 11-game winning streak snapped in the Subway Series opener and kept pace with the 1986 World Series champions for the best start in franchise history at 14-4.In the first Harvey Day at Yankee Stadium, the young ace from Connecticut didn’t disappoint. Coming off Tommy John surgery, he received a nice ovation from Mets fans when he took the mound for the ninth.With two outs, Harvey gave up just his fifth hit and second walk to push his pitch count to 107 and end his outing. He pointed at his chest and said “come on” as Manager Terry Collins came out to change pitchers.“I still felt good. I still felt strong,” Harvey said. “Once you get that close to it you want to finish, but I think he made the right call.”The Mets needed to wait an extra 1 minute, 4 seconds to celebrate their 12th win in 13 games as the Yankees challenged a close play at second for the final out.Harvey struck out seven and yielded Mark Teixeira’s third homer of the series, a leadoff drive in the seventh.Pitching with his balky left ankle taped, Harvey looked nimble fielding his position. He bounded off the mound and made a barehanded grab of a bouncer toward third base by Brian McCann in the second, then nabbed Rodriguez’s sharp shot up the middle with an acrobatic shuffle to end the third.The Yankees jumped out early April 24 in the opener of a much-anticipated series between first-place Big Apple clubs for a 6-1 win.In this late afternoon start, the Mets broke things open after the shadows passed the pitcher’s mound in the fourth inning to snap the Yankees’ four-game winning streak.Duda lined a flat breaking pitch with two outs from Sabathia just over the wall in right field to open the scoring in the first.Jacoby Ellsbury tied it in the third on a double-play grounder.The Mets got the lead right back against a fading Sabathia, scoring four times with two outs in the fourth, including Plawecki’s first career homer and RBIs. “It was a special day in many ways,” Plawecki said.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2018, live streaming: Super Four 1st match match live telecast from Dubai. Watch Asia Cup Super Four, Ind vs Ban cricket match free live streaming online: Watch IND vs BAN ODI match Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV – India were back to their best against Pakistan after a rusty performance in the Asia Cup opener against Hong Kong this week. India survived a scare to edge past Hong Kong by 26 runs before they thrashed Pakistan by 8 wickets.The twin victories helped India qualify for the Super Four stage of the tournament and in their first game they meet Bangladesh at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.India have won their last 9 matches against Bangladesh in international cricket — six Twenty20 Internationals, two one day internationals and one Test.After the Bangladesh game, India and Pakistan meet again on Sunday before the Rohit Sharma-led side takes on Afghanistan on Tuesday.For India, the worry will be the team combination as Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the tournament due to a lower injury, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar might be rested after back-to-back games against Hong Kong and Pakistan.Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed may come in place of Bhuvneshwar but it is still not clear as to who would be Pandya’s replacement in the playing XI.Not just Pandya, all-rounder Axar Patel and paceman Shardul Thakur have also been ruled out of the tournament.Deepak Chahar has replaced Pandya while Ravindra Jadeja and Siddarth Kaul have come in place of Patel and Thakur.advertisementManish Pandey can add batting depth and looks a possible addition in the middle-order, while Kedar Jadhav’s off breaks are more than handy, and he is expected to take care of Pandya’s quota of overs.Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were amongst the runs in the first two matches while Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik looked solid against Pakistan.It is Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s batting form that could keep the team management worried.Dhoni hasn’t been firing and it will be interesting if Rohit promotes him in the batting order to give the veteran time to get settle down.While India’s rivalry with Pakistan is historic, the one against Bangladesh has been a bitter one post the controversial 2015 World Cup quarter-final at Melbourne.What time is India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 ODI?The game starts on 5:00 PM IST on September 21, Friday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 ODI Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Bangladesh match.Where will the India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 ODI be played?The India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 ODI will be played at at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai from 5:00 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Bangladesh from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the squads for the India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 ODI?India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Harris Sohail, Imam ul Haq, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.
England have been rewriting batting records in the One Day International format. After crashing out of World Cup 2015 even without reaching the knockout stages, England rebuilt their ODI side around power-hitters and the move has certainly worked.Under Eoin Morgan, England have vaulted to the top spot of ICC ODI rankings and are favourites to lift the 2019 World Cup trophy at home.With an array of big-hitters, including opener Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler and captain Morgan, at the top, England have been posting 300-plus totals at will. In fact, England have posted 300-plus totals 14 times since 2018, 6 times more than Pakistan who are second on the list.Only recently, England broke the record for the most number of successive 340-plus totals posted. Morgan’s men demolished Pakistan’s bowling attack in a 5-match series and eventually clinched a 4-0 win.”Yes [chances of posting 500-plus totals].We almost did it last year and we had a couple of overs where we were a bit slack in that game so why not,” Jason Roy told Daily Mail.Roy’s comment comes after Virat Kohli highlighted England’s obsession with posting big totals. While the pitches in England are expected to batsman-friendly at World Cup 2019, Kohli opined chasing 270-280 may even be difficult.England hold the record for the highest-ever ODI total. England posted 481/6 in 50 overs against Australia in Nottingham in June 2018. Morgan’s men had the opportunity to post the first-ever 500-plus total in ODI cricket but they slowed down towards the end to settle for 481. England had broken their own record (444/3) posted against Pakistan in 2016.advertisementStressing England are ready to face the burden of expectations at the World Cup 2019, Jason Roy said Eoin Morgan’s team is keen on helping the country end the World Cup drought.”So we’re definitely a group of individuals that don’t shy away from being put on that pedestal. We definitely want to get better, we want to add another level. Just because we’re No 1 in the world doesn’t mean we’re the best ever team to play the game. And that’s where we want to fly to,” Roy said.”We want to win the World Cup and be the best-ever team England’s had.”England have been billed as firm favourites to win the World Cup 2019. However, the hosts suffered a 12-run defeat to Australia in their first warm-up match on Saturday after Steve Smith hit a classy hundred.England missed Eoin Morgan and Adil Rashid due to injury concerns and lost Jofra Archer and Mark Wood midway during the match to injuries.England will be opening their World Cup campaign against South Africa on May 30 before which they will face Afghanistan in their final warm-up match on May 27.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Ravindra Jadeja hopes for better wickets in tournament properAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar responds to Ambati Rayudu’s 3D glasses tweetAlso Read | Doesn’t bother me: Steve Smith on ‘cheat’ chants in World Cup warm-up vs EnglandAlso See:
zoom Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Wison Offshore & Marine) announced today the commencement of the installation of the topsides liquefaction equipment on the Caribbean FLNG project marking another significant milestone toward completion of what will be the world’s first floating LNG liquefaction and storage vessel (FLNG) in operation.The project, which is being undertaken by Wison Offshore & Marine under an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract from EXMAR, comprises a non-propelled barge that will be installed off the coast of Colombia and equipped to convert 69.5 million scf/d of natural gas into LNG (+/- 500,000 tons of LNG per annum) for temporary storage and export. The topsides equipment will utilize the PRICO® technology, an innovative process developed by Black & Veatch to liquefy natural gas marking the first time this system has been applied to a floating LNG facility.The Caribbean FLNG project began fabrication in late 2012 and is on schedule to begin operation in the second quarter of 2015. The project also achieved another key milestone in October 2013 when the three LNG storage tanks with a combined capacity of 16,100 cubic meters were installed in the barge hull, followed by the installation of the barge deck, completed in November.“By achieving this important milestone, the world’s first FLNG is coming yet another step closer towards commercial operations for our client Pacific Rubiales Energy in Colombia,” said Nicolas Saverys, CEO of EXMAR. “We are confident that the Caribbean FLNG project will be a commercial success because of the combination of EXMAR’s extensive LNG expertise together with the proven experience of our EPCIC contractor Wison and key subcontractor Black & Veatch.”“The topsides processing facility developed by Black & Veatch is the heart of this FLNG system and the safe and successful installation of this equipment is critical to the delivery of the project,” said Dwayne Breaux, President of Wison Offshore & Marine. “This milestone brings us one step closer to not only delivering another world-class project to our clients, but providing a new solution to the industry for the cost-effective monetization of gas resources.”“Achieving this milestone further demonstrates the cooperation and teamwork with our partner Wison Offshore & Marine,” said Bob Germinder, Vice President of Black & Veatch’s Oil & Gas business. “Together we are able to bring value to the market with swift, reliable and efficient liquefaction of gas on a floating structure to monetize stranded gas fields around the world. Today is another successful step on our journey with Wison Offshore & Marine to make offshore LNG production a commercial reality.”Wison, December 9, 2013; Image: Gazprom
New Delhi: The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University extended the last date from June 17 to June 21 for the registration for the admission in various programme for which the National level Test adopted the academic session 2019-20. As per the statement, the varsity extended the date to June 21 instead of June 17, 2019 till 4 pm. The following courses are MBA, MBBS, MCA, LLM, BA/BBA LLB, B tech, BAMS, BHMS. The statement also said that the those applicants who are already registered for the above mentioned courses and somehow, made a mistake in the application form/ desire to add relevant information and seeking an edit in their application form can send a e-mail with subject “email for correction” against the course specific email id and send before the June 21 upto 5 pm.
More than 5,000 staff members of Texas A&M University (TAMU) picked up the phone this week to hear an unexpected voice on the other end: Hollywood icon Lily Tomlin was on the line pleading for their support in urging TAMU President Michael Young to end the school’s muscular dystrophy (MD) experiments on dogs.In the message, the Grace and Frankie star points out that 35 years of these cruel tests have failed to produce a cure or even a treatment to reverse symptoms of MD in human sufferers.“Texas A&M deliberately breeds golden retrievers and other dogs to have a debilitating form of canine muscular dystrophy …[and many] of these dogs suffer premature and agonizing deaths,” Tomlin says in the recording. “Others endure lives of misery and struggle to swallow and even breathe.” She goes on to urge everyone to take action against this abuse: “Please call or e-mail President Young today and tell him, ‘Enough is enough.’”Video footage obtained by PETA shows dogs suffering from MD who were caged, sometimes alone, in barren metal cells in TAMU’s labs. Their swollen tongues and weakened jaw muscles made it difficult for them to swallow even thin gruel, and strings of drool hung from their mouths. Those who didn’t exhibit symptoms but who carried the gene for MD were used for breeding more dogs to experiment on. The video shows these dogs frantically pacing and gnawing in frustration on the bars of cramped, barren cages.PETA’s efforts to end these tests have received support from patients afflicted with MD, scientists — who have criticized the experiments’ inapplicability to human patients — and public figures, including, in addition to Tomlin, Miami Dolphins quarterback and TAMU alumnus Ryan Tannehill and commentator Bill Maher, who called the university “dogs’ worst enemy.”
Todd LamirandeAPTN NewsThe federal committee on the Status of Women is setting a deadline of 2025 for the government to close the gulf between the rates of incarceration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women.Indigenous women represent five percent of the overall population in Canada but make-up nearly 38 per cent of federal prisoners.“It is ambitious. In my opinion, it’s something we have to do,” said committee vice-chair and Liberal member of Parliament Pam Damoff.She made the statement at a news conference Tuesday with four other Liberal MPs who also sit on the same committee.“If we implement all the recommendations in this report, I have a hope that the vast majority of people who are incarcerated today will never be incarcerated again,” said Liberal MP Sean Fraser.Starting last November the committee held nine meetings and heard from 58 witnesses.On Tuesday it released a 200-page report containing 96 recommendations.Read: A Call to Action: Reconciliation with Indigenous Women in the Federal Justice and Correctional System Recommendation five is the one that commits “to eliminating the over-representation of Aboriginal people [and youth] in custody by 2025.”The other 95 recommendations run over a wide range of fixing the social ills that lead women to be imprisoned, working with the provinces and Indigenous communities to reduce the number of children in child welfare, to better access to legal representation, to better delivery of mental health, and to establishing community courts in communities.The committee says the federal government needs to increase funding to meet many of these goals.“It’s a strong message to the government we need to be making these investments,” said Damoff.At the same time, Fraser said many of the solutions are already in Indigenous communities and won’t cost the government a dime to implement.“Having access to an elder from within the community is something that is not going to make the process greatly more expensive,” he said. “But it’s going to significantly improve the social outcomes.”Damoff says getting people proper identification before leaving prison would be inexpensive and help women find housing more easily or get a job.“That’s something that would be fairly simple to fix,” she said. “But could make a huge difference in terms of that person whether they end up falling into a life of crime or homelessness with no other options.”Of interest is recommendation 31.It calls for the end of mandatory sentencing, something that was left out of Bill C-75, which was introduced by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and is making changes to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and the Criminal Code.The committee didn’t want to comment directly on the justice minister’s bill and any other legislation the government has introduced but stressed the importance that it adopt recommendation 31.“The elimination of mandatory minimum sentences is going to go a long way to help the conditions that Indigenous women in Canada are facing right now,” said Fraser.In fact just a few weeks ago, Independent Senator Kim Pate introduced her own legislation to do away with mandatory sentencing – Bill S-251.The recommendations of the report are similar to ones seen in the past, whether it’s Manitoba’s Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, which the committee’s recommendations reference frequently.Fraser understands there might be skepticism from yet another report.“We are not going to undo 150 years of colonial oppression with a single report – but with a few good faith actions we might be able to start to rebuild that trust.”The committee vows its recommendations will not be done without willing Indigenous partners.“They’re the ones who are recommending and telling us what they think would work,” said MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos.The federal government has 180 days to respond to the committee’s email@example.com@ToddLamirande
Kolkata: Supriya Chattopadhyay, wife of the state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, died due to prolonged illness on Thursday.She was 72-year-old and is survived by her husband, two sons and daughter-in-law. She was suffering from kidney ailment for nearly a decade. Chattopadhyay was actively involved in politics since her college days. Chattopadhyay nee Sengupta joined the Chatra Parishad and became one of its leaders in the late 1960s. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja A post graduate in History she was a well-known figure on the College Street campus of Calcutta University. During the Naxal movement when clashes between the Maoists and Chatra Parishad students became frequent, she had played a major role as a Chatra Parishad leader and addressed the students. She was respected by all for her fearlessness. She was a close aide of Priya Ranjan Das Munshi and Subrata Mukherjee. She travelled in Colombo and Russia as a delegate. She was the chairman of the Education cell of Trinamool Congress for a brief period. Chattopadhyay was the political secretary of Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray and accompanied him when administrative meetings were held in the districts.
SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it expects higher deliveries of potash this year but that record crop yields last year and tariff uncertainty between China and the U.S. have put pressure on future crop prices.The trade dispute and pricing pressure helped contribute to expected earnings of between $2.80 and $3.20 per share for this year, below analyst expectations of $3.38 per share according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. The company says a resolution of the trade dispute could give a boost to prices and encourage more fertilizer use, but that the issue continues to create uncertainty in the market.Nutrien says it had net earnings of US$3.2 billion for the quarter ending Dec. 31, compared with a combined net loss of US$76 million for PotashCorp and Agrium Inc. in the same quarter a year earlier before the two merged to form Nutrien.The company says it had adjusted net earnings from continuing operations of US$335 million, or 54 cents per share, slightly off the US$336 million or 55 cents per share expected by analysts according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.It says low potash inventories in China and Brazil, along with slower supply growth, will help boost demand this year even as U.S. inventories are elevated from high rainfall in the fourth quarter. The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:NTR)
The experts, mandated by Security Council resolution 1591 on 29 March, met yesterday with the Council Committee set up by the same resolution to monitor its implementation and will report back to the 15-member body within 90 days.The resolution calls on all states to take the necessary measures to prevent the sale or supply of weapons and military equipment to belligerents in the conflict in Darfur, where at least 180,000 people have been killed and some 2 million displaced since fighting broke out in early 2003 between rebels, the government and its allied militias.”Following organizational briefings and meetings in New York, the experts will depart in several days for Addis Ababa, where they will be based, and from where they will travel to El-Fasher and other locations in Sudan, in accordance with their mandate,” Council President for July, Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis of Greece said after yesterday’s meeting.The experts are Gerard P. McHugh (Ireland), Ernst Jan Hogendoorn (Netherlands), Sherrone Blake Lobban (Jamaica) and Eustace Mainza (Zambia).
Sworn in today as the eighth and next United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon pledged that his first goal would be to restore trust in the world body, saying he would lead by example to uphold the highest levels of efficiency, competence and integrity.Mr. Ban, the former foreign minister of the Republic of Korea, will take office as Secretary-General on 1 January, replacing Kofi Annan, who is stepping down after 10 years at the helm of the world body.The 62-year-old, who took the oath of office in the General Assembly Hall, said he would “do everything in my power to ensure that our United Nations can live up to its name, and be truly united, so that we can live up to the hopes that so many people around the world place in this institution, which is unique in the annals of human history.”Speaking to the press later, he said: “You could say that I am a man on a mission. And my mission could be dubbed ‘Operation Restore Trust’: trust in the Organization, and trust between Member States and the Secretariat.“I hope this mission is not ‘Mission Impossible,’” Mr. Ban added.The Secretary-General designate said he was looking at several individuals for the post of Deputy Secretary-General, “with a preference for women candidates,” but would not make a final choice until consulting further with Member States.He is also still reviewing all Under-Secretaries-General and Assistant Secretaries-General, and expects to announce new senior appointments early in 2007.During his speech to the 192-member Assembly, Mr. Ban paid tribute to his predecessor’s leadership in guiding the UN through challenging times and ushering it into the 21st century.“Secretary-General Annan, I am more than humbled because it is you I am succeeding in what you have described as ‘the world’s most exalting job.’ It is an honour to follow in your revered footsteps,” he said.But he stressed that “one of my core tasks will be to breathe new life and inject renewed confidence into the sometimes weary Secretariat,” making better use of staff experience and expertise and promoting greater staff mobility.Promising to act as a “harmonizer and bridge-builder,” Mr. Ban said it was essential to improve dialogue with the countries of the world.“Member States need a dynamic and courageous Secretariat, not one that is passive and risk-averse. The time has come for a new day in relations between the Secretariat and Member States. The dark night of distrust and disrespect has lasted far too long.”And he returned to the Organization’s foundations. “By strengthening the three pillars of our United Nations – security, development and human rights – we can build a more peaceful, more prosperous and more just world for succeeding generations,” he declared.Swearing in Mr. Ban to loud applause, Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed al-Khalifa underscored his commitment to ensure that the UN lives up to its universal values and principles and, in his own words, “to cut through the fog of mistrust.”She pledged the Assembly’s readiness to work in close cooperation with Mr. Ban on the three challenges he has made priorities when he takes office: to continue to reform the Secretariat by bolstering the integrity, professionalism and morale of staff; to heal divisions and rebuild trust among Member States, the Secretariat, and the global public; and to strengthen UN effectiveness to implement its mandates. “I am confident that leading by example Ban Ki-Moon has what it takes to make a great contribution to the Organization and the global public that it lives to serve,” she concluded.Asked at his press conference about major crises in the world, such as those in the Middle East, Iraq and the Sudanese region of Darfur, Mr. Ban said he would strive personally to try to encourage the parties in each case to pursue peaceful negotiations.He called on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to re-commit itself to the statement – made in September last year – to abandon all nuclear weapons programmes and he urged the other participants in the Six-Party talks to provide the necessary economic assistance, security guarantees and prospects for normalizing relations.Asked about this week’s conference in Tehran on the Holocaust, the next Secretary-General said: “Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to call for the elimination of any State or people. I would like to see this fundamental principle respected both in rhetoric and in practice by all the members of the international community.”Mr. Ban also backed the case for Security Council expansion, saying he would try to facilitate discussions among Member States to prod them into finding the broadest possible consensus formula.
by Mike Tarasko Posted Dec 8, 2016 8:10 am MDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2016 at 8:10 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Public sector employees bring in higher salaries: study Despite federal and provincial governments racking up billions of dollars of debt, public sector employees continue to rake in bigger salaries, and better pensions and other benefits than their private sector counter parts.According to 2015 numbers, government employees made about 10 per cent more in salary than people of similar gender, age and experience doing the same work in the private sector.But Fraser’s Director of Fiscal Studies, Charles Lammam says it doesn’t stop there.“Eight of ten government workers in Canada enjoy a pension that guarantees them income in retirement versus one in ten in the private sector,” he explained.He says government employees also retire nearly two and a half years earlier and take nearly five more days of personal time off per year.Lammam says governments can save some serious bucks if they adjust their pay rates.“About half of a provincial government budget goes to compensation,” he said. “If they can work towards getting that spending over better control.”Job security is another perk for the public sector in Alberta; 4.6-per cent of private sector jobs were lost in 2015 compared to only 0.4 per cent of government positions. Stock photo
After seven consecutive wins, Toyota Handball Bundesliga unexpected leader, Fuchse Berlin, lost their first match in front of 13.171 spectators in fantastic “Color Line Arena” against HSV in Hamburg 27:31 (13:16). Home team favorites on this match showed that they want to challenge for a Bundesliga champion title this season.HSV Hamburg – Füchse Berlin 31:27 (16:13)HSV Hamburg: Lijewski (7), Lindberg (6/3), Lackovic (5), Duvnjak (5), Kraus (2), Hens (2), Vori (1), Jansen (1), Gille (1)Füchse Berlin: Nincevic (7/5), Christophersen (7), Richwien (4), Jaszka (4), Wilczynski (3), Petersson (1), Laen (1)Scoring: 0:1 (1.), 4:1 (6.), 4:2 (7.), 5:2 (9.), 5:3 (12.), 6:4 (14.), 7:5 (15.), 8:6 (16.), 10:8 (20.), 10:9 (21.), 12:9 (23.), 12:11 (26.), 14:11 (28.), 14:12 (29.), 15:12 (29.), 15:13 (30.), 16:13 (30.) – 16:14 (32.), 17:14 (32.), 18:15 (35.), 19:16 (36.), 20:17 (37.), 20:18 (40.), 23:18 (44.), 24:19 (46.), 24:20 (47.), 27:20 (48.), 27:24 (54.), 28:24 (56.), 29:24 (56.), 29:25 (57.), 30:25 (58.), 30:27 (59.), 31:27 (60.)Rhein-Neckar Löwen DHC Rheinland 31:28 (14:13)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Myrhol (6), Cupic (5/3), Gensheimer (5/2), Bielecki (4), Tkaczyk (3), Groetzki (3), Stefansson (2), Lund (2), Schmid (1)DHC Rheinland: Holst (8/5), Sveinsson (8), Mahé (4), Wernig (3), Sigtryggsson (2), Nippes (2), Linder (1)Spectators: 7025VfL Gummersbach TuS N-Lübbecke 31:26 (15:12)VfL Gummersbach: Pfahl (7), Zrnic (6/2), Wiencek (5), Wagner (4), Vukovic (4), Valcic (3), Schindler (1), Putics (1)TuS N-Lübbecke: Tluczynski (7/1), Olafsson (4/2), Niemeyer (4), Loke (4), Hansen (3), Svensson (2), Alvanos (2)Spectators: 1947SG Flensburg-Handewitt THW Kiel 31:37 (18:16)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Eggert (9/5), Carlén (9), Boesen (8), Heinl (4), Mogensen (1)THW Kiel: Jicha (8/1), Sprenger (8), Zeitz (7), Lundström (5), Ilic (4/4), Fernandez (3), Palmarsson (2)Spectators: 6300TV Grosswallstadt MT Melsungen 34:27 (27:20)TV Grosswallstadt: Spatz (9/3), Szücs (9), Larsson (5), Köhrmann (5), Kunz (2), Kossler (1/1), Weinhold (1), Tiedtke (1), Schäpsmeier (1)MT Melsungen: Karipidis (8/1), Vuckovic (6/1), Vasilakis (4), Allendorf (3), Sanikis (2), Torbica (1), Schöngarth (1), Danner (1), Dacevic (1)Spectators: 3170TSG Lu.-Friesenheim TSV Hannover-Burgdorf 29:26 (15:11)TSG Lu.-Friesenheim: Pevnov (5), Ancsin (4), Kogut (3), Bonnkirch (3), Grimm (11/4), Matschke (1), Gaubatz (1), Dietrich (1)TSV Hannover-Burgdorf: Lehnhoff (6/2), Jurdzs (5), Jonsson (4/3), Hallgrimsson (4), Przybecki (3), Johannsen (3), Svavarsson (1)Spectators: 2.200HBW Balingen-Weilstetten HSG Wetzlar 32:22 (16:9)HBW Balingen-Weilstetten: Lobedank (6), Schlinger (5), Boisedu (5), Herth (4/2), Wilke (3), Temelkov (2/1), Ilitsch (2), Ettwein (2), Bürkle (2), Strobel (1)HSG Wetzlar: Fäth (6/2), Friedrich (4/1), Valo (3), Müller (3), Mraz (3), Rompf (1), Kristjansson (1), Chalkidis (1)Spectators: 2.150Frisch Auf Göppingen HSG Ahlen-Hamm 31:27 (15:15)Frisch Auf Göppingen: Horak (8), Schöne (7), Haaß (5), Mrvaljevic (4/4), Thiede (3), Oprea (3), Schubert (1/1)HSG Ahlen-Hamm: Pomeranz (9/5), Schröder (4), Hock (4), Clößner (4), Wiegers (1), Simon (1), Schmetz (1), Machulla (1), Lammers (1), Krings (1)Spectators: 4000HSV Hamburg Füchse Berlin 31:27 (16:13)HSV Hamburg: Lijewski (7), Lindberg (6/3), Lackovic (5), Duvnjak (5), Kraus (2), Hens (2), Vori (1), Jansen (1), Gille (1)Füchse Berlin: Nincevic (7/5), Christophersen (7), Richwien (4), Jaszka (4), Wilczynski (3), Petersson (1), Laen (1)Spectators: 13.171TBV Lemgo SC Magdeburg 25:27 (14:12)TBV Lemgo: Strobel (5/2), Glandorf (5), Liniger (4/1), Smoler (3/1), Ilyes (2), Hermann (2), Theuerkauf (1), Kehrmann (1), Datukashvili (1), Bechtloff (1)SC Magdeburg: Weber (8/2), Natek (8), van Olphen (6), Landsberg (1), Jurecki (1), Grafenhorst (1), Doborac (1), Coßbau (1)Spectators: 4177HSG Wetzlar Frisch Auf Göppingen 23:22 (12:12)HSG Wetzlar: Valo (4), Schmidt (4), Friedrich (4), Fäth (3/2), Kristjansson (3), Salzer (2), Müller (1), Jungwirth (1), Chalkidis (1)Frisch Auf Göppingen: Oprea (6), Horak (5), Mrvaljevic (3), Schöne (2), Häfner (2), Haaß (2), Thiede (1), Gutbrod (1)Spectators: 3023Standing: 11.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten8222:2476:10 2.HSV Hamburg8267:20614:2 6.VfL Gummersbach8243:22312:4 1.THW Kiel8275:19214:2 4.Rhein-Neckar Löwen8250:22714:2 10.TBV Lemgo8226:2258:8 13.TSV Hannover-Burgdorf8209:2444:12 12.TSG Lu.-Friesenheim9235:2706:12 ← Previous Story EHF CL (Round 4): Chambery wrote history – Draw in Kielce Next Story → Lazovic and Antequera mutually terminated contract 16.DHC Rheinland7159:2022:12 18.MT Melsungen8188:2390:16 15.TuS N-Lübbecke7188:2192:12 3.Füchse Berlin8210:18514:2 7.TV Grosswallstadt8227:21312:4 8.SG Flensburg-Handewitt9274:23812:6 17.HSG Ahlen-Hamm8208:2431:15 14.HSG Wetzlar9214:2503:15 5.SC Magdeburg8251:22412:4 Fuchse BerlinHSV Hamburg handballToyota Handball Bundesliga 9.Frisch Auf Göppingen9252:25110:8