Ind vs Eng: Dhoni recalls Bell

first_imgIndia skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday did what is seldom seen these days. And his move will certainly go down well with the purists who feel cricket is no longer a gentleman’s game.Ian Bell, famous for his jelly beans incident of 2007, was way past his century on third day of the second Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday, when a bizarre run out forced him to walk off.Bell was batting on 137 when his partner Eoin Morgan flicked the ball off Ishant Sharma to deep square leg where Praveen Kumar tried to save the ball.His effort was comical, but it gave India the wicket they wanted. Praveen Kumar cut the ball off, but thought that the ball had touched the ropes. However, the ball hadn’t.Praveen picked up and threw the ball back and by the time the ball arrived, the batsmen thought that it was tea and were no longer in their crease.Incidentally, the umpire hadn’t signalled a boundary or called it tea.Off came the bails and India were seen appealing for a run out even as the England batsmen were walking off.Finally, the run out call was upheld and Ian Bell was run out at tea with 137 runs against his score and England score read 254/4.Post tea India skipper MS Dhoni later decided to recall Bell.The batsman finally fell to Yuvraj Singh on 159.last_img read more

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Staying positive

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants June Mar Fajardo (left) and Andray Blatche are expected to make the final cut. —DENISON REY A. DALUPANGWith the national team facing tough odds in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, coach Yeng Guiao is trying to hang on to every bit of positivity before flying off to two crucial games that will determine if the Philippines will be in the China tournament or not.Andray Blatche is more fit. The team is getting glued defensively. The Nationals won their final scrimmage before leaving, a 100-82 dismantling of PBA squad Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES View comments “I feel like we’re on 8. By the time we play, we should be around close to 9 or something,” Guiao told reporters on the eve of their departure for Qatar, where they take their first shot at staying alive for a World Cup berth.The Philippines trails Japan by a game for third place in their group after losing four of its last five qualifying matches. Only the top three teams of each group get outright berths to this year’s tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“At least even without Andray, we’ve seen that the guys are blending well,” he said. “We played good defense today. We’re hoping we can still improve our defense and be able to translate or apply the things that we’ve practiced against Qatar and Kazakhstan.”RR Pogoy led Gilas with 21 points. He will miss the Qatar game, a penalty for his role in the Philippines-Australia brawl in July last year. “They’ll be playing in their home court; they’ll be more familiar with their surroundings,” he said. “But the positive thing is we all know that there are lots of Filipinos in the Middle East—in Qatar. So we’re hoping they’ll come and cheer for us, that they’ll back us up, and that they’ll give us some of their energy.”Three days after the Qatar match, the Philippines will fly to cold Kazakhstan for their last qualifier assignment at Saryarka Velodrome.Practice continues to be a challenge for Guiao, who has yet to muster a full squad during preparations.“I don’t think we can be really at a hundred percent since we had a short period of preparation time. But if we make 90 percent, we’ll be OK—and that’s good enough for us to win games.”“I’m confident, I’m happy with this group of guys. They’ve shown their commitment; they’ve shown their abilities,” Guiao added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img League teaches players how to play game of life 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Marcio Lassiter, June Mar Fajardo and Troy Rosario, who chimed in with 14, 13 and 10 respectively, are part of the 14-man pool that Guiao will trim in Qatar.“We’ll be leaving with 13 guys—including Thirdy [Ravena]. Andray’s the 14th guy,” Guiao said. “RR still can’t play in the first game so we still have to determine one more guy who will sit out.”Blatche will join Gilas Pilipinas in Qatar and despite having little practice time with the squad, the former NBA standout will make the final cut, with Guiao liking what he has seen in terms of the big man’s fitness.“I’m happy with the development with Andray Blatche. He came in and he was in a lot better shape than he was when he first came in [last time]. So that’s really the best sign, I think, for us—he’s game ready,” he said.The Filipinos take on the Qataris first on Feb. 21 at Al Gharafa Sports Club Multipurpose Hall, where Guiao hopes a big population of OFWs will dull the hosts’ home-court edge.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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10 months agoMolde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Manchester United would have to return to the negotiating table if they want manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Molde’s pre-season starts on Monday and they have already allowed Solskjaer to miss the opening months of the campaign. Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said: “The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B. We have no Plan C.”United are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Solskjaer’s bright start has put him into the reckoning. Neerland said: “We have only spoken with United about this period January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.’ Neerland then grinned: “I think Ole will be back in May. I think.” last_img read more

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Video: Taylor Swift Watched Her Brother Graduate From Notre Dame Today, She’s Pretty Excited

first_imgNotre Dame's mascot dancing with the band.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 16: The Leprechaun from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish excites the crowd in front of the Notre Dame Marching band against of the Michigan Wolverines September 16, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan won 47-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Everett Golson, Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton weren’t the only notable people to graduate from Notre Dame today. Taylor Swift’s brother, Austin, also graduated from the prestigious university. The pop star was in attendance at Notre Dame Stadium to watch the ceremony, too. She was pretty excited for her sibling.last_img

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Photos: Alabama Players Are Very Jealous Of Nick Saban’s New Car, Which Is Awesome

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Alabama won the game by a score of 42-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Nick Saban has a new car. It’s a shiny Mercedes-Benz and, yes, it is awesome. The Alabama head coach apparently drove it to the Crimson Tide’s football facility today. And, unsurprisingly, Saban’s players were very impressed by it. I just want yall to understand how Saban kilt the game today….. Smh boy boy boy pic.twitter.com/xBH7aJ9uap— Alphonse Taylor (@SHANKK50) June 10, 2015pic.twitter.com/gq4Bu3U87i— Juice (@D_4Charlot) June 11, 2015When I saw Saban’s new whip, I thought he was James Bond or some B lol— Khi (@MekhiBrownFFF) June 10, 2015Saban’s car bruh!! pic.twitter.com/AtDADg1j9L— Brandon (@SabanNation_15) June 10, 2015It’s good to be the head coach of the University of Alabama’s football program. It’s very, very good. [BamaOnLine]last_img read more

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$2.5 Billion Allocated to Major Infrastructure Programme

first_imgWork under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) forms part of activities to commence this month through the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), for which some $2.5 billion has been budgeted. As detailed in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, currently being reviewed by Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee, the MIDP aims to continue road improvement works and attendant activities islandwide. Envisaged targets include: rehabilitation of approximately 430 kilometres of roads, deemed in need of urgent attention to facilitate seamless vehicular movement; rehabilitation or construction of 27 bridges and retaining walls, and executing supporting protective works identified by the National Works Agency (NWA); completion of sub-projects started under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP); and the provision of employment under JEEP. Several groundwork activities have been carried out, ahead of this month’s scheduled start of the MIDP. These include: Cabinet’s approval for the firm, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) engagement as the contractor; conclusion and signing of project agreement between the Government and CHEC; and completion of an engineering feasibility study. Activities scheduled for this year include: commencement work to effect repairs to community roads, retaining walls and drainage structures under JEEP; awarding of contracts to rehabilitate six roads, including Windsor to Seaman’s Valley to Moore Town, Portland; Chovey to Claremont, St. Mary; Riley to Glasgow, and Silver Spring to Green Island, Hanover; Mandeville to Spur Tree via Swaby’s Hope, Manchester; and May Pen to Hayes, Clarendon.In addition, contracts are slated to be awarded for the reconstruction of bridges at Vanity Fair, St. Mary; Latium, St. James; Jacob River, Portland; and Silent Hill, Clarendon.The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is spearheading implementation of the activities.The four-year project, being jointly funded by the Government and China EXIM Bank, is scheduled for completion in March 2016.By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Stars Give Voice To Soft Toys In New Charity Campaign

first_imgIKEA has unveiled six animated videos of soft toys voiced by celebrities including Strictly host Claudia Winkleman, Dr Who actor Arthur Darvill, actress Nina Wadia, and TV and film stars Ashley Jensen, James Nesbitt and Stephen Graham.Video: IKEA Soft Toys for Education 2014 | James NesbittThe celebrity inspired furry friends tell the stories of children living in poverty in developing countries who have been supported by the €67 million raised by IKEA customers.The short films give listeners a fairy-tale style story read by some of the country’s best loved personalities. The films bring to life how the money raised by IKEA customers has helped children around the world gain a quality education and the hope of a brighter future.For every soft toy purchased as part of the Soft Toys for Education campaign between now and 27th December 2014, the IKEA Foundation will donate 1 euro to support educational projects run by Save the Children and UNICEF around the world. These projects are changing the lives of millions of children, such as those featured in the films. Since 2003 the campaign has reached more than 11 million children, but there are millions more children who still aren’t able to go to school and get the education they deserve.Video: IKEA Soft Toys for Education 2014 | Claudia WinklemanStrictly host Claudia Winkleman, who lends her voice to a panda soft toy, said: “It was an honour to be involved with the great work IKEA is doing with Save the Children and UNICEF. It is such an engaging way to bring the stories of these children to life and to raise awareness for this great cause.”Actress Ashley Jensen, who lends her voice to a fairy soft toy said: “I’m thrilled to support this campaign and would encourage everyone to buy an IKEA soft toy so that Save the Children and UNICEF can continue their vital work to ensure all children have access to quality education.”Film star James Nesbitt said: “Every child should be able to go to school and get an education, but millions across the world are in danger of missing out. That’s why it’s a real privilege to be involved in the campaign and help UNICEF and Save the Children in their amazing work so that every child has the chance of a brighter future.”Carol McSeveney Children’s IKEA sales leader said, “At IKEA, we see children as the most important people in the world. We believe every child has the right to a healthy, secure childhood and access to quality education, no matter where in the world they live. And because we value doing things together, we turn to our soft toys for help”.“We know from our research that 18% of the British public have imaginary friends, which take the form of a teddy or soft toy so we wanted to fire their imaginations this year by getting our teddies to do the talking.“We hope that the irresistible voices of some of our best loved TV and film stars, together with this year’s magical range of soft toys really helps to get our message out there. So pick up a soft toy from IKEA this year and give more children the opportunity to receive a quality education.”In addition to the UNICEF and Save the Children projects, local charitable causes will be supported as part of IKEA’s ‘Give Twice’ scheme. Customers can choose to buy an additional soft toy and then drop it into ‘Give Twice’ boxes at the exit of each store. Donated soft toys will then be given to local charities.This year the campaign aims to raise €700,000 in the UK & Ireland, to add to a global total of €67 million raised since it began in 2003, supporting more than 11 million children through 99 projects in 46 different countries.The 2015 soft toys range starts from just 80p for the GULLEPLUTT finger puppets.last_img read more

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AltaGas appoints CEO to replace David Harris after sudden resignation in July

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Calgary-based utility AltaGas Ltd. is appointing Randy Crawford as CEO four months after the sudden resignation of ex-CEO David Harris following an unspecified “complaint” to its board.In a news release, it says Crawford will take the reins on Dec. 10 from interim co-CEOs David Cornhill and Phillip Knoll, its chairman and a member of the board, respectively.AltaGas says Crawford has 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry and was most recently the president of midstream and commercial with EQT Corp., a U.S. gas company, where he led a growth strategy in the Marcellus natural gas fields in the northeastern U.S. It says the new CEO will be asked to strengthen AltaGas’ financial position, as well as focus on growth and new opportunities in its gas and U.S. utilities segments.The company said in July the complaint regarding Harris was not related to AltaGas’ strategy, operations or financial reporting, but hasn’t explained what it was related to or who made the complaint, nor has it given any detail of a review of the complaint it said it would undertake.Harris, who had been with AltaGas since 2010 and its top executive since April 2016, oversaw the company’s $6-billion deal to buy Washington, D.C.-based energy utility company WGL Holdings, Inc., which closed three weeks before his departure.last_img read more

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In digital era govt to use Economic Census app

first_imgNew Delhi: The statistics ministry has decided to use mobile phone application for conducting 7th economic census beginning next month, which will speed up the process of data collection and analysis. The census will provide insights of all economic activities and ownership patterns of businesses across the country. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) partnered with CSC e-Governance services India Ltd (CSC SPV) to conduct the census. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The 7th economic census will be done using a mobile application. There will be two rounds of supervision to ensure quality of the census,” a CSC statement said. The CSC run common services centres (CSC), which are the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, apart from host of B2C (business to consumers) services to citizens in urban, rural and remote areas of the country. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”We are planning to start the economic survey fieldwork in June and are expecting more than 6,000 training workshops to take place within a month for CSC enumerators. We are starting with a state level workshop in Madhya Pradesh and gradually will be spreading across all the states with the district level workshops,” MoSPI Secretary Pravin Srivastava said at an All India training of trainers workshop on census held at New Delhi. The ministry is also introducing geo-tagging which will help to find out the distribution of economic activity in a certain place, Srivastava said in the statement. “We have proposed to start the survey fieldwork from June 1 and the field work will be finished in 3 months only from the date of commencement and simultaneously results will be out in the phase manner. Nine lakh enumerators and 3 lakh supervisors will be involved in performing the survey,” informed MoSPI DG (ES and Survey) Jyotirmoy Poddar on the occasion. Village-level entrepreneurs have different skills and capabilities and they have proved it time and again. VLEs have sold more than 30 lakh Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Pension Yojana (PMSYM) in a short spam of time and this has created momentum at the local level. They do advocacy and campaigning for providing government services to the people, CSC SPV CEO Dinesh Tyagi said. “Conducting 7th economic census is very unique and will set a precedent for the entire country for carrying out a large-scale survey work like this. We have already done one round of training at the block level and I ensure that we will do best of our commitment,” he added.last_img read more

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With prisoner headcount down 17 jails closed in Tgana

first_imgHyderabad: Seventeen out of the 49 jails in Telangana have been shut down temporarily following reduction in number of prisoners getting lodged in the jails and the state prisons department intends to use the closed prisons for social welfare centres.According to the department, the 17 jails were closed down over the past five years due to insufficient prisoners which, it is said, is the result of the reformation and rehabilitation measures undertaken by them and motivating the prisoners to act as partners in the elimination of crime from society. The number of prisoners has come down from about 7,000 to about 5,000, the department said. The department, which has been striving to reduce crime, had launched different social service initiatives, and also started the concept of ‘Aftercare Services’ to facilitate and help the ex-prisoners lead normal life and not fall back upon crime. The closed prisons can be used for social welfare centres or special homes for beggars, destitute, orphans, etc. at least temporarily, said director general of prisons and correctional services Vinoy Kumar Singh said. The department, which intends to run 100 petrol bunks, currently operates 18 petrol pumps in Hyderabad city and different districts wherein some released prisoners and inmates (convicts undergoing sentences) besides former jail authorities man such bunks. The prisons department has prepared a list of 1,000 habitual offenders in the state, we will be able to cut down the crime graph in the state by engaging almost all the habitual criminals, the top jail official said adding some of them are already self-employed or employed in one of the prison industries or placed somewhere in job melas organised by it. Also, the department has prepared a list of 1,000 habitual offenders in the state, we will be able to cut down the crime graph in the state by engaging almost all the habitual criminals, the top jail official said adding some of them are already self-employed or employed in one of the prison industries or placed somewhere in job melas organised by it. The department has come up with an innovative idea and is thinking of entry into housing development activities and make housing plots for the middle class and lower middle class at cost-to-cost basis by hiring released prisoners. As Telangana government is providing houses under 2BHK scheme to poor people, the prisons Department would make available plots for middle-class and lower middle-class people in gated communities at very affordable prices, Singh said.last_img read more

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