As it happened | At least 21 students killed in fire at commercial complex in Surat

first_imgSurat – At least 21 students died in a massive fire in a commercial building in Surat. The students were attending their tuition class when the fire engulfed the area, supposedly due to a short circuit.  “Around ten students trapped on the third and fourth floors jumped from windows to save themselves from fire and smoke. Many have been rescued and sent to hospital. The operation to douse the fire is on,” said an official at the Surat fire control room.8.30 pmCoaching centres in Rajkot, Vadodara also to be closedAfter Ahmedabad, authorities have ordered closure of coaching centres in Rajkot and Vadodara till proper audit of fire safety systems in commercial buildings are conducted. Meanwhile, Ahmedabad police orders shutting down of coaching classes, dance classes and summer camps as a precautionary measure.”All Coaching Class, Dance Class, Summer Camp and all such premises which houses  children shall be closed until further notice and Fire Safety Compliance Certificate from AMC Fire Department, the Ahmedabad Police said.8.00 pmIt is heartbreaking, says Akhilesh YadavSamajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav says it is heartbreaking to see the images coming from Gujarat and read the tragic news about the children who have lost their lives at such a young age. “My thoughts and prayers are with all those families affected by the fire and with the people of Surat”, he said.7.50 pmGovt. orders shutdown on tuition centres in AhmedabadAs a precautionary measure, Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner, Vijay Nehra orders shut down of all tuition centres in the city till the fire department audits on fire safety systems in all the buildings are over.7.45 pmNadda speaks to RupaniUnion Health Minister J.P.Nadda spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani regarding fire at a coaching centre in Surat and assures all help. The Union Minister also directs the AIIMS trauma centre director to render all help.7.35 pmShankarsinh Vaghela seeks Rs. 10 lakh compensationFormer Gujarat Chief Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela and Nationalist Congress Party leader Shankarsinh Vaghela urges the government to provide Rs. 10 lakh as compensation to the families of the fire victims. “I request the Gujarat Government to grant minimum Rs. 10 lakhs to the families of children who lost their lives in this incident”, Mr. Vaghela said in a statement.7.15 pmRupani leaves for SuratGujarat CM Vijay Rupani leaves for Surat to take stock of the situation.6.45 pmAmit Shah urges BJP cadres to assist in relief measuresGujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani says about 16 children are under treatment in Surat hospital. Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah too expressed his condolences over the fire tragedy. “Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to a tragic fire accident in Surat, Gujarat. My condolences with the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured. I urge our karyakartas of BJP Surat unit to assist the people in need” Mr. Shah said in a statement.6.35 pmSaddened by the loss of lives in Surat: Ahmed PatelCongress leader Ahmed Patel appeals to local authorities to provide best possible medical relief to the injured and adequate compensation to families of the deceased. Mr. Patel also asked the authorities to ensure that fire safety measures in are in place across Gujarat. Expressing his condolences, Mr. Patel said: “My thoughts and prayers are with their families”.6.30 pmRajnath offers condolencesUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday expressed his condolences to the victims of the fire tragedy in Surat. “Deeply saddened by the loss of precious lives due to fire in Surat. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured”, Mr. Singh said in a statement.6.25 pmFire caused by short-circuit?The fire that broke out in a commercial building in Surat on Friday was caused by short-circuit, sources said. There were more than 50 students in the tuition class when the tragedy occurred, the sources added.  More than a dozen students have been taken to hospital for treatment.6.15 pmCompensation announcedThe building was reportedly not equipped with fire safety equipment. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered an inquiry to be conducted by the urban development department. Mr Rupani also announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of the deceased. 6.10 pmModi offers condolencesPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed anguish over the fire tragedy in Surat and asked the Gujarat government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected.“Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Have asked the Gujarat government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected,” Modi tweeted5.45 pm19 fire tenders in placeSeveral students were seen jumping off a commercial complex after it caught fire, officials said. Visuals on TV channels showed students jumping off the third and fourth floors of the building. Locals were seen helping in the rescue operation to save stranded students as well as other occupants of the four-storey building.The fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the Taxshila Complex here, the official said.A fire official said 19 fire tenders and two hydraulic platforms were pressed into service to douse the fire.last_img read more

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1 litre milk mixed with water served to 81 students in UP school under midday meal scheme

first_imgA government school in Uttar Pradesh’s Chopan block has been accused of mixing one litre of milk in a bucket of water and serving it to 81 children as part of their midday meal. Officials took cognisance of the matter after a video showing milk being adulterated by Salai Banwa primary school’s cook went viral. The government’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme aims to better the nutritional standing of school-age children in the country. The cook is seen mixing a litre of milk in a bucket full of water in the video clip. Basic Siksha Adhikari Gorakhnath Patel said that an inquiry has been ordered and stern action will be taken against those found responsible. In August, a video showing a woman distributing rotis and another woman giving salt to children as midday meal in Siyur primary school in Jamalpur block had surfaced.last_img read more

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PSL says Soltones fine sticks; PVL calls decision ‘absurd’

first_imgView comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nguyen ready for jeers as he fights hometown hero Folayangcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “I don’t see anything wrong with what Gretchel did. In fact she should be commended for helping in this fund-raising event by her participation,” said Ricky Palou, president of Sports Vision, which organizes the PVL.“The suspension and hefty fine on Soltones by the PSL officials is absurd and totally uncalled for,” Palou said in a statement. “In the first place, Soltones has no contract with the PSL. She is only on loan to the team of Iriga as her mother league is the PVL.”Palou added that the PVL All Star was scheduled at the start of the 2017 season, before Soltones agreed to play on loan for Team Iriga.Team Iriga could not vote during the deliberation.ADVERTISEMENT PSL representatives voted 7-0, upholding the league’s decision to ban and fine Soltones.Team Iriga, however, does not have a contract yet with Soltones, to the dismay of league officials who have imposed a rule on all teams to sign their players to a minimum of one year with a one-league rider in the contract, meaning players are not allowed to play outside of the PSL while they are under contract with their respective teams.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 shutoutMinus the contract, it isn’t clear if Soltones herself would pay the fine or how the PSL plans to extract the sanction from the San Sebastian star.Soltones saw action in a one-game affair dubbed the PVL All-Star Game. The charity match was held to raise funds for the benefit of HERO Foundation. Philippine Superliga team owners unanimously voted to deny the appeal by Team Iriga to reconsider Grethcel Soltones’ one-year ban and P50,000 fine as penalties for playing in an unsanctioned match outside of the league.The decision was branded “absurd” by the Premier Volleyball League, where Soltones plays, saying the power-hitting star merely did her part to raise funds for a foundation established to raise scholarship funds for children of soldiers who gave up their lives in the line of duty.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Celtics complete rare sweep by beating Pacers

first_imgThe game swung when Indiana guard Cory Joseph was called for a Flagrant 1 foul with 6:45 left. Jayson Tatum made both free throws to give Boston an 83-82 lead. After Al Horford made 1 of 2 free throws on Boston’s next possession and then Morris knocked down a 3 and Hayward completed a three-point play to give the Celtics a 90-83 advantage with 4:15 to go.Hayward and Morris were just getting started. Over the next three-plus minutes, they made three more 3s to give Boston a 102-90 lead with 1:04 to go.Even a final flurry of 3s couldn’t bail out Indiana. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points and Tyreke Evans scored a playoff career-high 21 as the Pacers got swept for the second time in three years — the only two times it has happened in franchise history. So when coach Brad Stevens was asked Saturday about how he’d react if his players earned some time off, Stevens said he wasn’t sure.Now, last year’s Eastern Conference runner-ups can start a new to-do list with a potential matchup looming against the top-seeded Bucks.“It’s going to take everything we have,” Hayward said. “That’s why it’s good we finished this series. We can rest up, prepare, and have some extra time.”Clearly, the Celtics played better than a No. 4 seed in this series.They won the first three games on the strength of a suffocating second-half defense that twice limited the Pacers 12-point quarters and once to eight. This time, they finished the job by grinding it out behind a group of polished veterans.ADVERTISEMENT Hayward scored 20 points, Morris added 18 and the duo combined for five 3s over the final 5½ minutes to give Boston a 110-106 victory and its first 4-0 series victory in eight years.“I knew there was going to be a spark off the bench. (On Sunday) and that person was Gordon Hayward,” All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said. “This is his city. I’m glad he had a chance to put on a performance like that in a closeout game.”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, logisticsJust how rare is a sweep for a franchise with a league-record 17 titles?Since 1986-87, the Celtics had done it just once — in the first round against the New York Knicks. And between the Celtics’ title-clinching sweep over the Minneapolis Lakers in 1958-59 and their perfect run through the 1985-86 Eastern Conference finals against Milwaukee, the Celtics achieved it just twice — in 1979 against Houston and in 1980 against Chicago. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting While Oladipo did not talk to reporters, he did get a hug and spoke briefly with Irving after the final buzzer sounded.THEY SAID ITCeltics: “You have to earn it every time you play the Pacers,” Stevens said. “They just play so hard, and they play so together. If you take your foot off the gas at any point in time, you’re in trouble.”Pacers: “A lot of people downplayed Boston as a team,” coach Nate McMillan said. “But we knew they would get it right come playoff time.UP NEXTCeltics: Will wait for their second-round opponent.Pacers: Contemplate how to improve next season. EJ Obiena wins pole vault gold in record fashion “They got hot,” Pacers forward Thaddeus Young said. “They started making shots and we stopped making shots. That’s one of the biggest thing that’s haunted us through this whole series.”TIP-INSCeltics: Closed out the series with their seventh straight win against Indiana this season. … Irving had 14 points and seven assists. Tatum had 18 points and eight rebounds and Morris also had eight rebounds. … Al Horford had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. … Jaylen Brown added 13 points and Terry Rozier added 11 off the bench. … Boston was 11 of 28 on 3s, 5 of 7 in the fourth.Pacers: Darren Collison had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists. Young added nine points and nine rebounds. … Domantas Sabonis scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Myles Turner had 13 points and seven rebounds…. The Pacers shot 40.9 percent from the field in the game and missed more than a handful of shots at the rim. …THE BIG OPacers fans welcomed back All-Star guard Victor Oladipo with a standing ovation Sunday, his first public appearance at Bankers Life Fieldhouse since he suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee.Oladipo sat safely behind Indiana’s bench, stood and waved to the crowd when he was introduced during the first stoppage in play. Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) celebrates during the second half of Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers in the NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Celtics defeated the Pacers 110-106 to win the series 4-0. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS — Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris took care of some housecleaning Sunday.They dusted off their 3-point shooting touch in time to help the Boston Celtics complete a clean sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

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Stats Pack: Virat Kohli the dominating force in India-Pakistan T20s

first_imgTeam RecordsHead to Head Matches Played        India won   Pakistan won  Tied  6                                                4         1                    1Highest team totalIndia 192/5  December 2012, Ahmedabad Lowest team totalPakistan 128/10 September 2012, ColomboBatting recordsMost runsPlayer Name             Matches     Runs Scored    Average    Virat Kohli                            4                    150          75.00Mohammad Hafeez           5                    147          29.40Gautam Gambhir               5                    139          27.80                Shoaib Malik                       6                     134         33.50Yuvraj Singh                        6                     117         23.40Highest scoresPlayer Name            Runs     Balls    Sixes    FoursVirat Kohli                     78         61         2             8Gautam Gambhir        75        54          2             8    Yuvraj Singh                 72        36          7             4Mohammad Hafeez    61       44          2              6Shoaib Malik                57       50          3              3 Most fifties Player Name              Matches     FiftiesMohammad Hafeez        5              2Misbah-ul-Haq                 2              1Robin Uthappa                2              1Virat Kohli                         4               1Gautam Gambhir            5               1Most sixesPlayer Name        Matches     SixesYuvraj Singh                    6         8Misbah-ul-Haq               2         5Mohammad Hafeez      5         5Shoaib Malik                  6         4Virat Kohli                       4         3Highest partnership by runsPartners                                                    Runs    WktMohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik        106      4thYuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni                             97      4thGautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane         77      1stVirender Sehwag, Virat Kohli                  74       2nd    Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad         74       1stBowling recordsPlayer Name         Matches     WicketsUmar Gul                         6          11Irfan Pathan                     3           6Mohammad Asif             2           5Bhuvneshwar Kumar    3           5Rudra Pratap Singh      2           4Best bowling figures    Player Name        Overs    Mdns      Runs     WktsMohammad Asif    4               0            18       4Umar Gul                4               0            37       4B Kumar                 4               0              9        3Irfan Pathan          4                0            16        3Umar Gul               3               0             21       3Best economy ratesPlayer Name        Matches    Overs    Runs    WicketsYusuf Pathan              1               1             5        5.00Amit Mishra                 1               4           22       5.50Raza Hasan                1               4           22       5.50R Ashwin                     3             12           67       5.58Mohammad Irfan       2               8           45       5.62Fielding recordsMost CatchesPlayer Name        Matches     CatchesSuresh Raina           4                   6Rohit Sharma           5                   3Shoaib Malik             6                   3    Umar Gul                   6                  3Mohammad Asif       2                  2Most dismissals (Wicketkeeper)Player Name        Matches    Dis    Ct    StMS Dhoni                    6             8       6     2Kamran Akmal           6             3       3     0last_img read more

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Russell Crowe pallbearer at Martin Crowe’s funeral in Auckland

first_imgActor Russell Crowe was a pallbearer Friday at the funeral of former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe, who died March 3 after a long battle with cancer.Russell Crowe, Martin’s cousin, wasn’t initially expected to attend the service at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, having taken part in a memorial planned by Martin Crowe in the last days of his illness. (Martin Crowe’s death sad day for cricket, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni) Eulogies were delivered by Martin Crowe’s wife, former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes, his brother Jeff and former New Zealand wicketkeeper Ian Smith.Downes described Crowe as “authentic, loving and full of prayer” but said he could also be “intense, restless and complex.”The funeral included video messages from current New Zealand cricketers Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor, who are in India for the World Twenty20 tournament. (RIP Martin Crowe: Cricket fraternity pays tribute) In a Twitter post after the service, Russell Crowe said a haka, or war dance, performed by students from Crowe’s former high school, Auckland Grammar, “shook the earth.”Former New Zealand captains Brendon McCullum and Stephen Fleming did not attend the funeral because they were playing in a charity event at the New Zealand Golf Open in Queenstown, where a separate commemoration was held.Smith, who was a former teammate of Crowe but became closer to him when both were involved in television commentary, said he had a passion for cricket.”Sometimes it led him down the path of confrontation, but it occurred solely because his devotion ran so deep,” Smith said. “It was in his heart, it flowed through his veins.”advertisementCrowe played 77 Tests for New Zealand over 13 years, scoring more than 5,444 runs at an average of 45.36 with 17 centuries and a highest score of 299. He is regarded as New Zealand’s finest Test batsman but often battled with the pressure of expectation.He was first diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012 and was thought to have been cured by chemotherapy but the disease returned in 2014.In an autobiography Crowe admitted he often struggled to cope with pressure created by his talent and described himself as the “record-holder for grievances.” But Downes said her husband found peace in his battle with illness “and from that internal work he finally saw what we knew about him, that he was a gentle kind and loving soul.”Jeff Crowe said Martin and Russell were especially close as they grew up together in Auckland.”Martin and Russell spent some special times together, especially many years ago when both were setting off on their amazing journeys,” Jeff Crowe, also a former New Zealand cricket captain, said.”I do remember a wager they had on who would be the most famous. Today only, Martin might be in front.”last_img read more

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Cannes 2016: Sonam Kapoor looks absolutely angelic on the red carpet

first_imgAlready having won laurels for her pre-red carpet appearances at the French Riviera, Sonam Kapoor cut a stunning picture while walking on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.Considered Bollywood’s biggest fashionista, the actress’ appearances on the red carpet have always generated buzz. Walking on the red carpet of the prestigious film festival for the sixth year in a row, the actress bedazzled the red carpet.Sonam Kapoor looks ethereal on the Cannnes red carpet. Photo: APThe actress sported a custom gown in a pristine white hue by Ralph & Russo that came with peek-a-boo cutouts and a dramatic embroidered train.And if you loved the way the gown looked from the front, then the way it looks from the back will leave you spellbound! Picture courtesy: Instagram/ Rhea KapoorThe actress finished the look with jewels from Chopard. Keeping her beauty look simple, Sonam chose to go chic with centre-parted hair and gold eyes.Isn’t she a stunner?last_img read more

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Sania Mirza suffering from knee injury

first_imgSania Mirza has said that she is suffering from a knee injury and would soon take a call on whether a surgery is needed or not.”It was tough year with partners getting injured, but I have a bit of a knee injury now. I have been off for about a month. I have couple of weeks to rest, just trying to get used to, I have to see if I need to have a surgery or not. (I have) a little bit of problem,” Sania said on the sidelines of the Indian Sports Honours.She added, “But all in all I still finished close to top 10, so I am happy with the year.”The tennis star was speaking on the red carpet of the Indian Sports Honours.Sania, the country’s finest woman doubles player, who began the year with the number one ranking, closed it at number 9.Meanwhile, India’s non-playing Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi has said that it was just a matter of time for young Ramkumar Ramanathan to break into the top 100.”Yuki (Bhambri) has been injured, but he will get back.Ram (Ramkumar Ramanathan) has his breakthrough season, next two years are big for him.”He is much younger, so we will give him some time. He is found a good coach and he is comfortable with Emilio Sanchez, so he is doing the right thing , so now it is just the matter of breaking into the top 100, Bhupathi told reporters.The 23-year-old Chennai-born Ramanathan is currently ranked 148 in the men’s singles as per the ATP.advertisementlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Smith, Coulter-Nile, Starc shine as Australia beat West Indies

first_imgAustralia survived a top-order failure to bounce back spectacularly and beat West Indies by 15 runs at Trent Bridge on Thursday to record their second victory of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.Australia recovered from 79 for 5 to set West Indies a target of 289 after Steve Smith hit 73 while Nathan Coulter-Nile, at No.8, smashed 60-ball 92. The Australian fightback really started with a 68-run association between Smith and Alex Carey who got out for 45.West Indies would have fancied their chances to chase down 289 given their batting line-up. But Evin Lewis fell to Pat Cummins in the second over of the innings while Chris Gayle used the DRS successfully twice before running out of luck. The umpire failed to notice a no-ball from Mitchell Starc and Gayle was given out LBW off the next ball. Had the umpire called the no-ball, the next delivery would have been a free hit!Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran then added 68 for the 3rd wicket before Pooran was done in by Adam Zampa for 40. Shimron Hetmyer looked good in his composed 21 but his run out pushed West Indies further back.Shai Hope was, however, batting solidly at the other end. He had only the all-rounders to bat with when West Indies skipper Jason Holder walked out with his team in a spot of bother at 149 for 4 in the 28th over. The two were involved in a steadying partnership but Hope became Pat Cummins’ second victim of the day as Australia began to consolidate their position.West Indies were still in the game for a while longer. When Carlos Brathwaite joined Holder at the crease, Windies needed 73 off 11.1 overs. Both men brought West Indies close with a 36-run stand but both men were removed by Mitchell Starc in the 46th over as Australia closed in on their 2nd win of the tournament.advertisementStarc meanwhile picked his 6th five-wicket haul when he dismissed Sheldon Cottrell. He also became the fastest to 150 ODI wickets.Earlier in the day, West Indies won the toss and decided to field. The Windies pacers were immediately in business. Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Andre Russell were fast and nasty – they took 2 wickets apiece while Carlos Brathwaite pocketed 3. Jason Holder took the 1 other wicket.Australia have rarely endured such a poor start in a World Cup innings. Aaron Finch, David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell fell within the first 8 overs as the Aussies slipped to 38 for 4. Marcus Stoinis looked promising but he fell to Holder.Steve Smith then took charge with Carey and the duo helped Australia wade past choppy waters. Smith was even booed when he raised his bat to celebrate a well-deserved fifty but he was unfazed. After Carey fell, Smith joined forces with Coulter-Nile who made the highest score by a No.8 in World Cups.Smith was removed by Oshane Thomas for 73 in the 45th over but by then, Australia were on the cusp of a challenging score. The focus was now on Coulter-Nile to see whether he could get to his hundred. But he fell 8 short in search of quick runs for his team.Australia will next take on India at The Oval on June 9 while West Indies play South Afica on June 10 in Southampton.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Tweeple salute Sheldon Cottrell for his magical catchAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle 3rd West Indian to score 1000 World Cup runsAlso Seelast_img read more

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Sunrisers Hyderabad feel confident when David Warner is around: Deepak Hooda

first_img Akshay Ramesh New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 11:42 IST David Warner blasted a quickfire fifty during a practice match for SRH (@SunRisers Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner has always been an inspiration for the team: SRH all-rounder Deepak HoodaWarner returns to SRH after missing IPL 2018 over ball-tampering suspensionDeepak Hooda added he feels blessed to be sharing the dressing room with some of the best all-rounders at SRHAggression is a key component of David Warner’s game. Like many of his Australian counterparts, Warner doesn’t think twice about having a go at his opponents. However, the Australian in him takes a backseat with the responsibility of being a senior member at Sunrisers Hyderabad during Indian Premier League.Warner is back at Sunrisers Hyderabad after having missed IPL 2018 following a suspension over his involvement in ball-tampering. With the one-year suspension due to expire on March 30, Warner has arrived in Hyderabad in a bid to showcase his hunger in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup.While the upcoming season of IPL will be crucial for the Australian opener when it comes to his return to international cricket, SRH are more than happy to have Warner back in the squad.Young all-rounder Deepak Hooda, speaking to indiatoday.in, said the entire Sunrisers camp feels more confident with David Warner returning to the side ahead of IPL 2019, starting March 23.”David Warner, obviously, has always been an inspiration for the team. His attitude has always been to lead from the front. The whole team enjoys with him and feels more confident. When an international player of his stature comes into the team it boosts the morale of the rest of the players as well,” Hooda said.Warner, who has been a prolific run-scorer in IPL, had led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden title in 2016. However, in his absence, the Sunrisers appointed Kane Williamson as their captain in 2018. The New Zealand captain didn’t disappoint as he led the team to the final wherein they lost to Chennai Super Kings.advertisement5??0?? for @davidwarner31. RT IF YOU LOVE THAT BLAZING COVER DRIVE. #OrangeArmy #RiserCamp pic.twitter.com/nDbSSyWwXiSunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 17, 2019No doubt Kane Williamson is an outstandingStressing that both Warner and Williamson are calm figures in the dressing room, Hooda pointed out how Williamson’s ability to work with the bowlers during pressure situations worked wonders for Sunrisers last season.”Kane Williamson, as well all know, is one of the best captains at the international level as well, he leads the New Zealand team,” Hooda said.”There is no doubt he is an outstanding captain. Even last year we played the final under him. He spoke to the bowlers constantly, guided them in the death overs and made the correct field changes. All these small things matter a lot.”Hooda, who grabbed the limelight with his power-hitting at Rajasthan Royals in 2015, was bought by Sunrisers in the 2016 auction. The 23-year-old batting all-rounder has managed to chip in with some handy performances over the last three years.Not thinking about India call-up: Deepak Hooda is excited about sharing the dressing room with the best all-rounders at SRH (SRH Photo)HoodaHooda had been in the senior national selectors’ radar in the past but the Baroda all-rounder stresses he isn’t thinking about India call-up and that he is completely focussed on giving his best for Sunrisers in IPL 2019.”I am not thinking about the India call up now. I tend to focus on one thing at a time. Right now, my focus is completely on the IPL. If I perform well, then we will see where it takes me,” Hooda said.”When it comes to personal expectations, I want to fulfill whatever role the team wants me to play. There is a bit of pressure that is associated with an all-rounder. But at the end of the day, I want to enjoy cricket. That’s why I am playing the sport. I always look to react to situations.”Stressing he is blessed to learn from some of the best all-rounders at Sunrisers, Hooda said: “We have some of the world’s best all-rounders in SRH. There is [Mohammad] Nabi bhai, there, there is Shakib [Al Hasan] bhai. I have also played with Yusuf [Pathan] bhai for Baroda. These guys have a set thinking process when it comes to being an all-rounder and I have been able to observe and know that. As a youngster, I am excited to learn a lot of things from these players.”Also Read | IPL 2019: Steve Smith ready to work his magic in Jaipur for Rajasthan RoyalsAlso Read | Virat not a shrewd captain, can’t compare him with Dhoni and Rohit, says GambhirAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow David WarnerFollow IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Deepak Hooda Sunrisers Hyderabad feel confident when David Warner is around: Deepak HoodaIndian Premier League 2019: Young Indian all-rounder Deepak Hooda tells indiatoday.in the positives of having two established leaders in David Warner and Kane Williamson in the Sunrisers Hyderabad set-up.advertisementlast_img read more

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6 killed 15 injured as bus rams into truck in Maha

first_imgPune: At least six people were killed and 15 others injured when a bus rammed into a stationary truck in Satara district of Maharashtra on Thursday morning, a police official said.The accident took place around 5 am near Mhasave village, located nearly 110 km from here, on Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway no. 4, he said. The private bus was going from Mumbai to Belagavi in Karnataka when it hit the truck on its rear side near Mhasave village, the official said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’On getting information about the incident, the Satara police and ambulances rushed to the spot. “At least six people, including the bus driver, were killed and 15 others injured in the mishap,” Satara’s Superintendent of Police Tejaswi Satpute said. All the injured persons were undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital, she said, adding that the condition of three of them was reported to be serious. As there was low visibility on the road in the early morning hours, the bus driver was apparently not able to see the stationary truck in front. As a result, the bus rammed into it, another police official said. A case was registered and an investigation was on to ascertain the exact cause of the accident, he added.last_img read more

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US stocks dip a day after biggest rally since March

first_imgNEW YORK — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning after huge gains the day before. Technology and internet companies are taking some of the largest losses. The S&P 500 index is coming off its largest rally in eight months and has climbed nearly 4 per cent this week. Deutsche Bank skidded after German authorities searched its offices on suspicion some of the bank’s employees helped clients launder money.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index lost 8 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,735 at 10:15 a.m. Eastern time. It soared 2.4 per cent Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 55 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 25,310. The Nasdaq composite shed 26 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 7,264. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 7 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 1,523.Stocks surged after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested in a speech that the Fed might be almost done raising interest rates, and is willing to stop raising rates at least temporarily so it can assess the effects of the last few years of increases. Investors were happy to hear that, as they’ve been nervous that climbing interest rates will contribute to a damaging slowdown in economic growth. That fear is one of the major reasons behind the stock market’s recent slide.SEARCHED BANK: German authorities suspect that Deutsche Bank employees helped clients set up offshore companies in tax havens to launder hundreds of millions of euros. A prosecutor in Frankfurt said the investigation focuses on two employees and possibly other suspects. Deutsche Bank stock lost 3.6 per cent to $9.53. It’s down 50 per cent so far this year.CALL YOUR DOCTOR: Medical lab operator Quest Diagnostics sank 8.5 per cent to $88.69 after it cut its annual profit and revenue forecasts. The company cited a host of problems including larger reserves and reduced testing volumes. Rival LabCorp fell 4 per cent to $158.51.CHIP CHIP, HOORAY: Qualcomm stock jumped 3.5 per cent to $58.65 after Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said the company is close to resolving its long and costly dispute with Apple. Apple stopped making licensing fee payments to Qualcomm following a legal dispute between the companies, and later decided to stop using Qualcomm parts in some of its products. Apple slipped 0.7 per cent to $179.72.BONDS: Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.02 per cent from 3.04 per cent.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude briefly dipped below $50 a barrel overnight, but Thursday morning was up 1.6 per cent at $51.10 a barrel in New York. Brent crude rose 1.3 per cent to $59.85 a barrel in London.Energy companies also traded higher. The S&P 500 index of energy companies has dropped 12 per cent over the last three months, worse than any of the other major market sectors. The S&P 500 itself has fallen about 6 per cent over that time.CURRENCY: The dollar slid to 113.38 yen from 113.53 yen. The euro dipped to $1.1368 from $1.1376.OVERSEAS: European stocks rose following Wednesday’s large gains in the U.S. The FTSE 100 in Britain and the French CAC 40 both rose 0.9 per cent. Germany’s DAX added 0.4 per cent.Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 per cent and Seoul’s Kospi advanced 0.3 per cent while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.9 per cent.____AP Markets Writer Marley Jay can be reached at http://twitter.com/MarleyJayAPMarley Jay, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Tunisia judges stage protest demand independence

first_imgTUNIS- Hundreds of Tunisian lawyers and judges demonstrated Wednesday outside the National Constituent Assembly to condemn the draft constitution, which they say does not guarantee the independence of the judiciary. “No to the taming of the judiciary” and “the people want independence for the judges” were among slogan shouted by protesters, who have received support from the national journalists union.The judiciary was heavily controlled under Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, notably as a tool for suppressing the opposition, and particularly Islamist party Ennahda, which won Tunisia’s first free elections after the dictator was ousted in a popular uprising three years ago. The protest was the latest in a number of demonstrations and strikes by judges in recent months, who fear their independence is threatened by the country’s new charter, which lawmakers are currently examining.Over the past week there have been rowdy debates on articles relating to the powers of the judiciary, which resulted in the rejection of a number of controversial provisions, including one that defined the government’s role in nominating judges.MPs also rejected another article defining the jurisdiction of military tribunals, for being too vague.A groups of international NGOs and human rights organisations praised the new charter for evoking the general principles of judicial independence, but urged MPs to strengthen its guarantees.“The draft chapter on judicial power contains several important articles that incorporate general principles on the independence of the judiciary,” said the group, which includes Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.But a number of provisions remain too vague, the group added, warning that they “could be misused by the executive and legislative powers.”Attempts to begin significant reforms of the judiciary since the January 2011 revolution have largely failed so far.The assembly is pushing ahead with the adoption of a long-delayed new constitution, voting article by article, but failed to complete the task by an agreed deadline of January 14, the third anniversary of Ben Ali’s downfall.The charter contains around 150 articles, a third of which have yet to be ratified, as required before a vote to approve the whole text can take place.last_img read more

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Fighting inequality is among greatest challenges of our times Philippines tells UN

24 September 2010Combating inequality remains one of the greatest challenges of our times and the richer countries must help their less developed, President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines told the General Assembly today. Combating inequality remains one of the greatest challenges of our times and the richer countries must help their less developed, President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines told the General Assembly today.“The wealth of nations must become an instrument to move the world further along the straight and righteous path of compassion and communal responsibility,” he said.“The message is clear: there are those who need help, and acting with compassion toward those who need help is a response that is both humane and necessary…“The chasm between the powerful and powerless, the haves and the have-nots, remains to be bridged. The past century has demonstrated, in terms so stark that it inspired the creation of this organization, that when the mighty clash, those who have less end up trampled. This is true where conflict exists, and true where markets exist, true in our nation, and true in an international context.”He noted that those who stand to lose much, if not everything, from the effects of human-induced climatic conditions are those who did little to cause it.“There is an enormous need to ensure, as a matter of justice, that countries, particularly the vulnerable, are assisted in their adaptation and disaster risk reduction efforts and are provided the necessary resources to build climate-resilient communities,” Mr. Aquino said.“This should go hand-in-hand with ambitious commitments by major economies to significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.”In a meeting with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Aquino discussed regional issues, including the need to ensure a credible electoral process in Myanmar and the importance of engagement by other countries in the region. read more

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Upcoming workshops help navigate world of publishing

Workshops on Nov. 26 and Dec. 4 will help prospective authors navigate the publishing world.Few things are as satisfying as seeing your name in print.But if you’re about to sign a book contract or hope to one day, there’s a lot to consider.Fortunately, the workshop Contracts, copyright and confusion: How to make sense of your book publishing contract is being held Monday to help prepare prospective authors for the publishing process.The workshop will cover the terms you can expect to see in a book publishing contract and what surprises may occur. It will also answer common questions about control over cover art, copyright permissions for third party materials and what happens when a book goes out of print.The free session is open to faculty and students and will feature guest speaker Lisa Quinn, the acquisitions editor at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. In her role, Quinn acquires and develops manuscripts in the humanities and social sciences. She has also taught courses in publishing and media, and is a member of the Library Relations Committee for the American Association of University Presses.The workshop runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. in TH253 and registration is required online or by email.A workshop on how to get published is also planned for Tuesday, Dec. 4.The session, which will feature a panel discussion with editors and publishers from the University of Toronto and Oxford University presses, will cover submitting a proposal, the peer review process, revisions, the difference between a thesis and book, and publishing timelines, among other topics.Whether you’re a graduate student just beginning your professional career or a seasoned academic, this workshop will provide invaluable insights into publishing both scholarly works and textbooks.How to get published: Insights from leading university press publishers runs from 11:40 to 1 p.m. in TH 253.For more information on either workshop, email Chabriol Colebatch or call her at ext. 3232. read more

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Maria Bartiromo starts on Fox Business Network with new show Opening Bell

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2014 3:09 pm MDT Maria Bartiromo starts on Fox Business Network with new show, ‘Opening Bell,’ on Feb. 24 NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fox Business Network says new hire Maria Bartiromo will launch her two-hour weekday program starting Feb. 24.“Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo” will air from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern time.The former CNBC anchor-reporter joined Fox Business Network last month as its global markets editor.Bartiromo left CNBC in November after 20 years. She pioneered daily live reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and has won two news and documentary Emmys.Fox Business Network is available in more than 70 million homes. read more

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Lewis Ted Edwin Lamph

Ted was preceded in death by his parents Margaret Leona Wycherly (Teeny), and Edwin Arthur (Artie) Lamph, his sisters Barbara Cuburu, Wilma Jean Simone, Jackie Drossos, Patsy Richens, Michelle Leigh Lamph and grandson Brian Swanson. Ted is survived by his loving wife Georgia, his children Toni Erny, Tina (David) Swanson, Ted (Debbie) Lamph, Tricia (Art) Tousley, his grandchildren Kristen (Pherron) Hillyer, Daniel Erny, Emily (Shawn) Swanson-Polly, Jason Lamph, Nick Lamph, Mike Swanson, his great grandchildren Zachary and Sophia Polly, sister Terri (Jeff) Clawson, several nieces and nephews as well as many wonderful friends. Ted and Georgia loved having friends and family over for barbecue/pool parties. Ted also enjoyed these family functions at their vacation home in Lake Tahoe and escaping to his favorite casino to play “21”. He also kept a close eye on the stock market with higher stakes in gambling adventures. Ted began his career with Standard Oil, which later became Chevron. He traveled the Orient frequently on business and always brought home awesome souvenirs for the family. He had several management positions throughout his 36 year career with Chevron and retired as a Credit Manager. After retirement, Ted enjoyed keeping in touch with his retired Chevron friends by having lunch with them every Friday. Lewis “Ted” Edwin Lamph passed away peacefully at home in Concord, California on June 1, 2019 at the age of 83. Ted was born to Edwin Arthur Lamph and Margaret Leona Wycherly on January 8, 1936 in Mutual, Utah. Ted married the love of his life Georgia on November 4, 1956 and moved from Price, Utah to California where they started their life together and raised 4 children. Ted’s love for his family went beyond any words that could be spoken. His number one priority was to support his family through his love, honesty, integrity and wisdom. Trisagion will be held on Sunday June 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday June 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1955 Kirker Pass Road, Concord, CA  94521. Interment at Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, CA In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted’s memory can be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox building fund, 1955 Kirker Pass road, Concord, CA  94521 or Hospice East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Avenue, Pleasant Hill, CA  94523 read more

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Le mystère de la matière noire sobscurcit

first_imgLe mystère de la matière noire s’obscurcitJusqu’ici les scientifiques considéraient le voisinage du Soleil comme rempli de matière noire. Mais une nouvelle étude indique que les observations faites ne concordent pas avec cette théorie. Du coup, détecter des particules de matière noire depuis la Terre pourrait bien se solder par un échec, selon les spécialistes.Selon la théorie largement acceptée, le voisinage du Soleil était supposé être rempli de matière noire. Cette mystérieuse substance invisible qui ne peut être détectée que de manière indirecte, était repérable grâce à la force gravitationnelle qu’elle exerce. Cependant, une nouvelle étude menée par une équipe d’astronomes au Chili a trouvé que cette théorie ne tenait pas la route. Les astronomes ont utilisé le télescope MPG/ESO de 2,2 mètres à l’Observatoire de La Silla de l’ESO, ainsi que d’autres télescopes. Ils ont ainsi cartographié les mouvements de plus de 400 étoiles situées jusqu’à 13.000 années-lumière du Soleil. A partir de ces nouvelles données, ces scientifiques ont calculé la masse de matière aux alentours du Soleil, dans un volume quatre fois plus grand que ce qui avait été pris en compte dans les études antérieures. “La quantité de masse que nous avons déduite correspond très bien à ce que nous voyons [les étoiles, la poussière et le gaz] dans la région autour du Soleil”,  explique le responsable de l’équipe, Christian Moni Bidin. “Mais cela ne laisse aucune place pour la matière supplémentaire [la matière noire] que nous pensions trouver. Nos calculs montrent qu’elle aurait dû clairement ressortir dans nos mesures. Mais elle n’est pas là !”Si aujourd’hui, il est communément admis que cette matière noire constitue environ 80% de la masse de l’Univers, nous n’avons toujours pas réussi à comprendre sa nature. De plus, les modèles astronomiques existants montrent comment les galaxies se forment et tournent en supposant que la Voie Lactée est entourée par un halo de matière noire. Or, ces modèles ne sont pas capables de prédire précisément la forme de ce halo, qu’ils supposaient se situer dans le voisinage du Soleil. La détection de matière noire vouée à l’échec ? À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreAinsi, pour pouvoir expliquer l’absence de matière noire révélée dans cette nouvelle étude, il faudrait supposer que le halo de matière noire a une forme vraiment peu probable, par exemple une forme extrêmement allongée, rapporte le site de l’Observatoire européen austral. Les nouveaux résultats signifient également que les tentatives pour détecter de la matière noire depuis la Terre en essayant de repérer de rares interactions entre les particules de matière noire et la matière normale risquent très probablement de n’apporter aucun résultat.”Malgré les nouveaux résultats, la Voie Lactée doit certainement tourner beaucoup plus vite que ce que l’on peut expliquer avec la seule matière visible. Aussi, si la matière noire n’est pas présente là où on l’attend, une nouvelle explication au problème de la masse manquante doit être trouvée. Nos résultats contredisent les modèles en vigueur. Le mystère de la matière noire en devient juste encore plus mystérieux. De prochains sondages, tels que ceux de la mission Gaia de l’ESA, seront cruciaux pour avancer au-delà de ce point”, conclut ainsi Christian Moni Bidin.Le 20 avril 2012 à 13:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Masked man robs Hillcrest bank at gunpoint uses Big Gulp to collect

first_imgMasked man robs Hillcrest bank at gunpoint, uses Big Gulp to collect stolen cash Updated: 3:12 PM Categories: Local San Diego News SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A masked gunman held up a credit union in Hillcrest Thursday morning, stashing the stolen cash in a convenience store cup before fleeing on foot, police said.It happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Mission Federal Credit Union branch at 269 West Washington Street, San Diego police public-affairs Officer Billy Hernandez said. Officers were searching for the suspect on the ground and from a police helicopter, and robbery detectives were responding to the credit union to investigate.According to dispatchers who were directing the search, the suspect was armed with a silver handgun and wearing some sort of face mask and sunglasses.Witnesses said he wore a gray hoodie, black gloves, white shoes and a San Diego State University-branded beanie.The FBI official press release reads:On 06/14/2018, a bank robbery occurred at the Mission Federal Credit Union, located at 269 West Washington Street, San Diego, California, 92103.  At approximately 9:30 a.m., the robber entered the bank and approached a teller while holding a large plastic “Big Gulp” cup in his left hand.  While at the teller station, the robber removed a handgun from his pocket with his right hand, pointed the handgun at the teller, and made a verbal demand for money.  The teller provided money to the robber by placing cash from his drawer into the large cup. The robber proceeded to a second teller and made a second verbal demand for money while continuing to brandish his weapon. The second teller also placed a sum of money inside the plastic cup. Thereafter, the robber fled the bank on foot.The robber took significant efforts to disguise his appearance.  For example, the robber wore a rubber mask covering his face and a large grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood worn over a dark grey beanie hat covering his head.   The robber also wore dark colored sunglasses and gloves to cover his eyes and hands. Long dark pants and white running shoes with black soles covered the remainder of his body.  The robber was described as standing approximately 6’0” tall and weighing approximately 200 lbs.If you have information regarding this robber, please contact the San Diego FBI at 858-320-1800 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at  (888) 580-8477;  www.sdcrimestoppers.org. Posted: June 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, June 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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