In a road rage case that took the twist of threats to the victim’s life, the Rajasthan High Court has summoned Director-General of Police O.P. Galhotra and Jaipur Police Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal to appear in the court and explain faults in investigation after the registration of the first case. The victim has alleged that the accused persons are close to some influential police officers.Following a complaint of the victim, Sanjay Gupta, who was thrashed by some occupants of a speeding SUV on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg here on December 21, 2017, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate had returned the chargesheet filed by the police on February 7 with the direction for reinvestigation.Justice Mahendra Maheshwari at the High Court’s Jaipur Bench summoned over the weekend the two top police officers to appear in the court on July 26 on a writ petition moved by Mr. Gupta, 40, who was peeved by shoddy investigation by the police into the case. Mr. Gupta alleged that the officers at the police station concerned had kept him waiting, instead of getting him medically examined, and exerted pressure on him to enter into a compromise with the accused.Victim thrashedMr. Gupta, working with the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation in Jaipur, was beaten by the occupants of the speeding car when he confronted them following the car’s sudden turn that unbalanced his two-wheeler. His spectacles broke and he bled from nose during the thrashing.The victim later came to know that the car’s occupants were well-connected with the police. “Satya Dutt, who is named in the FIR, is related to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Jaipur North) Satyendra Singh, who influenced other police officers,” Mr. Gupta alleged in his writ petition.Revised chargesheetWith the “extraneous considerations” hampering a free and fair investigation, the police filed a chargesheet against only one accused, Satish Kumar, without getting him identified by Mr. Gupta. After the CMM found the probe incomplete and returned the chargesheet, the revised chargesheet has been filed in the court following registration of a fresh case and seizure of the vehicle in question.The High Court has asked the two police officers to inform the court of the disciplinary or penal action taken against the first Investigating Officer for his lapse or negligence.
Political parties in the State are making sure their ground-level staffers are primed for the forthcoming general elections. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is micro-planning by appointing ‘panna-pramukhs’ across the State, the Shiv Sena’s new handbook for ‘gatpramukhs’, the lowest level in the organisational hierarchy, is doing the rounds. It spells out tasks designated to around 25,000 gatpramukhs across Maharashtra. Panna pramukhs, on the other hand, are workers who will come in contact with voters who are on the electoral list.The Shiv Sena has published a special handbook which details the work expected from a gatpramukh. This includes keeping tabs on the voter’s list; keeping a record of the voters who have migrated or are dead; keeping a record of voters who have traditionally voted for the Sena and those who tilt towards other parties; communicating the party programme, initiatives and schemes to voters in the area; maintaining a cordial relationship with voters, ensuring their problems are solved; taking a lead in finding a solution to possible quarrels, and maintaining a clean image. These individuals are also tasked with continuously informing ward presidents and deputies about issues in the area assigned to them. “One might find the concept of the panna-pramukh very interesting, but the Shiv Sena has been implementing it successfully for over two decades. The gatpramukh is the reason the Sena is directly connected to voters across wards in Mumbai,” said a senior Sena leader. As per the party’s organisational structure, a gatpramukh is the lowest-ranking official but one of its most important; he or she maintains contact with voters in 15 to 20 houses on a daily basis. Sensing that all parties, especially the BJP, are focusing on micro-planning, the Sena too is investing more in its gatpramukh.According to the Sena leader, the party has appointed over 25,000 gatpramukhs across the State. “Each one of them is tasked with 15 to 20 families. They will be involved in everything from maintaining cordial relationships with them to bringing them out to vote. This isn’t new for us. The system has been in place in a majority of 48 Lok Sabha constituencies.”
Police arrested Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief Yasin Malik on Monday in Srinagar to foil separatists’ march towards the Army headquarters to protest against the killing of seven civilians during the Pulwama operation on Saturday.Mr. Malik, who had gone underground, was detained by a team of policemen when the separatist and his supporters alighted near Srinagar’s Gaw Kadal area and started a march towards the Badamibagh area. The area houses the headquarters of the Army’s 15 Corps and is just seven km away from the spot. Mr. Malik and his supporters were wearing white dresses with a slogan: “Kill us all.”Mirwaiz condemnsIn a separate crackdown, the police arrested the Mirwaiz outside his residence at Srinagar’s Naseembagh. “It is preposterous to brand civilians as overground workers and terrorists. The Government of India has overplayed the terrorist, Pakistan proxy and instigators card. The world sees ever growing graph of atrocities and massacres of Kashmiris, who are only asking for a just and peaceful resolution of the dispute,” said the Mirwaiz.Syed Ali Geelani, chairman of a Hurriyat faction, was also placed under house arrest.In Jammu, Peoples Democratic Party leaders, including Yawar Mir, Firdous Tak and Aijaz Mir, held a demonstration inside the Civil Secretariat and demanded an “end to the bloodshed.”Roads sealedThe authorities sealed all the roads leading to the Army headquarters and imposed restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles in the old city and south Kashmir’s Pulwama, in the wake of the separatists’ call.The shutdown affected the life for third consecutive day on Monday in the Valley. Tension surged after three militants and seven civilians were left dead in the Army operation in Pulwama on Saturday.Police’s claimLocals alleged civilians were killed hours after the operation was called off and “were targeted deliberately during clashes.” The police said the “mob came dangerously close” to the security forces engaged in the operation near the encounter site. It was the highest civilian casualties near an encounter site this year.The State Human Rights Commission has asked the security agencies to submit “a factual report on Pulwama incident.”
While the doping scandal is getting murkier day-by-day with the reports of involvement of players and sports officials coming out, former national swimming champion Reshma Millet on Tuesday said she has seen many athletes administering themselves performance enhancing drugs. Millet told Headlines Today that ahead of the 2002 Asian Games, she saw a group of power-lifters openly injecting each other steroids during a training camp in Delhi. “We were sharing a dormitory at Talkatora with other sports people, mainly power-lifters. One time I remember, I must be 16 or 17 years old, I saw five power-lifters injecting each other something. I was really terrified to see them,” Millet said. She added that the drug abuse was not limited to power-lifters, but she had seen many fellow swimmers also using banned drugs. “No one ever gets caught because… to give an instance… when we had Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad. Every competitor used to go for dope test. Just before the dope test a couple of people were missing. There was one fellow swimmer who was actually hiding in the bathroom. She was terrified to come out and take the dope test,” Millet said. Going a step further, she added that officials in several sports federations have been promoting substance abuse among athletes. She said the federations back such activities and also help players in masking them. Millet’s allegations have the potential to open a can of worms and cause deep embarrassment to sports bodies battling India’s biggest doping scandal. Earlier, star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal had also revealed that some Indian athletes had admitted to her about taking performance enhancing drugs.advertisement
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of Match 25 of the Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians versus the Delhi Daredevils in Mumbai. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)DELHI INNINGS:23.49 IST: MUMBAI WIN BY 14 RUNS! A low full toss outside off, Cummins reaches out for it and hits it to deep point for a single. Smiles all around in the Mumbai camp and the players are looking really happy. What an effort from them! 9, 0, 5, 6, 0, 0, no that’s not a pin code. These are the figures of the top six Delhi batsmen. This pretty much sums up where they lost the match. It was always looking a tough task after the start they got but Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada stuck together, stitched a 91-run stand to take their side really close. However, some outstanding death bowling from Jasprit Bumrah sealed the deal for Mumbai. He allowed only 9 runs in his last two overs (17th and 19th of the match) to ensure that Hardik Pandya has a cushion of 25 runs to defend in the final over.So, it’s down to the final over!Bumrah bowls a gorgeous over. DD need 2?5? off 6? balls.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.38 IST: WICKET! Boom, boom, Bumrah! Dishes out a terrific yorker, slower in pace and around leg, Rabada once again is early into the shot, swings his bat and misses. The stumps are disturbed and a 91-run partnership has been broken. 28 needed off 8 balls.23.34 IST: SIX! Boom, out of here! McClenaghan is on the shorter side outside off, slower in pace, Morris sits back and launches it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 12 from the over, 30 needed off 12 balls.advertisementMatch 25. 17.3: M McClenaghan to C Morris, 4 runs, 107/6 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017100 up and this is not over yet. #DDTweets #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201723.26 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 46 needed off 24 balls.NO MAN’S LAND! That’s what the ball falls into after Mitch M gets Morris to top edge a bouncer.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.20 IST: FOUR! A shortish ball on off, Morris camps back and punches it sweetly through extra cover. An outstanding effort in the deep by Pollard as he runs across to his left from long off, puts in a full length dive and pulls it back. The umpire though wants to check upstairs. The replays show that while picking up the ball Kieron’s back leg was in touch with the rope. All the hard work goes in vain.Krunal Pandya has been called on to bowl. He could be the partnership-breaker, the one with the golden arm. ??#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.10 IST: Time Out has been taken. This partnership is flowering and Mumbai need to break it to end the match.23.06 IST: FOUR! No stopping this one! Back of a length delivery outside off, Morris camps back and smacks it through backward point for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up between Kagiso Rabada and Morris.OUCH! Morris hits one straight at Rabada! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.03 IST: NOT OUT! Tossed up ball outside off, Rabada tries to reverse sweep but misses. Patel takes the bails off, appeals mutely but nothing from the square leg umpire.Another boundary from #Rabada.#DDTweets#MIvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 2017″I like to see guys throwing themselves around, whether he’s young or old.”Fielding coach, @JontyRhodes8#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.56 IST: SIX! Up and over long off! Harbhajan gives this one extra flight, loopy and on off, Rabada gets forward with a big stride and lofts it over long off. Looked like a mishit but it keeps going and clears Pollard standing at the edge of the rope. Delhi Daredevils 55/6 (9.4 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8Match 25. 9.1: H Singh to C Morris, 4 runs, 48/6 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201722.52 IST: Time Out has been taken. Chris Morris seems to be struggling with his left knee and is getting it rapped. Delhi Daredevils 44/6 (9 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8#DaDaRabada!Smacked that for a four.#DDTweets#MIvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 2017Brilliant effort by @ImRo45. That was a tough chance at slip. We can smell #Bhajji’s 200th T20 wicket.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.39 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Karun Nair drags one onto his stumps. Drags it on! Last recognized Delhi batsman is on his bike to the pavilion. Pandya serves a shortish delivery outside off, Nair tries to play away from his body but gets a thick inside edge onto the stumps. A big roar from the Mumbai crowd, they are loving it. Delhi in tatters. Delhi Daredevils 24/6 (6.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8advertisementThere’s unity, optimism and plenty of confidence in our boys. Let’s get this done! ???#CricketMeriJaan #MIvDD #MI pic.twitter.com/V8FrdAycN4- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.33 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust, back-to-back ducks for Rishabh Pant! Credit to Rohit Sharma for having a slip fielder in place. Lovely delivery by Bumrah, hurls across a back of a length delivery outside off, Rishabh with zero footwork has a tame push inside the line and gets a big outside edge to first slip. Harbhajan Singh takes the catch easily and Mumbai continue to dominate this game. Delhi Daredevils 21/5 (5.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.25 IST: WICKET! Corey Anderson is adjudged lbw! It’s going from bad to worse for the visiting team. The Mumbai crowd has gone bonkers. Excellent piece of bowling by the Kiwi. He gets a length ball to nip back into the batsman from around off, Anderson fails to defend from the crease and is pinged on the back pad. They appeal and the finger goes up for the second time in this over. Mumbai are all over Delhi like a rash. Delhi Daredevils 21/4 (4 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.21 IST: WICKET! A soft dismissal for Shreyas Iyer! McClenaghan bangs in a short delivery down the leg side, Iyer tries to work it on the leg side but gloves it behind. Parthiv Patel catches the ball, they all appeal vociferously and the finger has gone up as well. A perfect start for the home team and Delhi are staring down the barrel very early in the run chase. Delhi Daredevils 20/3 (3.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8Match 25. 1.5: M McClenaghan to S Iyer, 4 runs, 14/2 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201722.10 IST: WICKET! Sanju Samson gone. Mumbai are delighted and the crowd is making a lot of noise. McClenaghan sends across a good length ball around off, probably stopping a bit onto the batsman, Samson is early into the shot and pushes it aerially to mid off. Rohit makes no mistake and Samson has to walk back. A delightful start for the home team. Delhi Daredevils 10/2 (1.2 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.08 IST: FOUR! Sanju again sends it to the boundary ropes. 22.07 IST: FOUR! Sanju Samson creams it through the covers. 22.04 IST: OUT! Tare has to walk as Hardik Pandya runs him out.22.03 IST: Mitchell Johnson with the new ball for Mumbai. .@MitchJohnson398 will bowl the first over! Take us down memory lane, Mitch.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201721.51 IST: Will Mumbai be able to defend the total of 142?We don’t have a huge total tonight, but we have a great bowling attack. Let’s defend it!#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/7Tzlh6fSf9- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017 MUMBAI INNINGS:21.49 IST: Mumbai finish on 142/8. Outstanding bowling effort by Delhi to restrict the famed and in-form Mumbai batting line-up!21.47 IST: FOUR! Edged! On a length and around leg, Johnson looks to heave it away but inside edges past the keeper for a boundary. His first ball of the tournament goes for a boundary!advertisement21.45 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya run out for 24. Brilliant umpiring! Morris bowls yet another yorker on the sticks, Hardik flicks it through mid-wicket. He urges Mitchell McClenagahan to come back for the second. But Karun Nair runs ahead in the deep and hurls a throw at the striker’s end. Pant does the rest. The umpire doesn’t need the third umpire this time around and raises the dreaded finger. One run taken but Hardik has to depart. Mumbai Indians 135/8 (19.3 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils21.41 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Some footie practice comes helps Kagiso Rabada here. He bowls a yorker, Hardik jams it out near the pitch only. Harbhajan starts running and Pandya responds. Seeing that the South African batsman rushes towards the bowler and kicks it onto the stumps at the striker’s end. He starts celebrating straightaway with Pant but the umpire decides to take it upstairs. Replays show that Harbhajan failed to make his ground. Mumbai lose one more wicket but importantly Hardik is on the strike for the last over. Mumbai Indians 132/7 (19 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils#IPL Some Football skills by @KagisoRabada25 #MIvDD pic.twitter.com/d4IVHLN6WK- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 201721.32 IST: WICKET! Pollard fails to up the ante. Cummins bowls a cutter and keeps it on a length, Pollard clears his front leg and looks to clear the long on fence. But he doesn’t connect it all. The ball goes high up in the air and Sanju Samson runs in from that position and takes a good catch. A big wicket for Delhi. Mumbai Indians 120/6 (17.1 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils21.27 IST: SIX! Tremendous shot! Morris bowls it full and on the sticks, Hardik Pandya gets under the ball and flicks it powerfully over the mid-wicket fence for half a dozen.Match 25. 15.1: P Cummins to K Pollard, 4 runs, 106/5 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201721.20 IST: FOUR! Clobbered! Loopy leg break around off, Pollard just smashes it past the bowler for a boundary. No long off in the world can stop these hits from the big man.#MIcam – Our fortress is rocking! Paltan ???????????????#CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/kB3s1MsS1L- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 2017Match 25. 13.6: Z Khan to K Pollard, 4 runs, 94/5 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201721.12 IST: FOUR! Zaheer follows the batsman down the leg side with a short ball, Pollard still attempts to pull it over the leg side but it catches the top edge and flies over the keeper for a boundary.21.09 IST: WICKET! Amit Mishra strikes again and this time he removes Krunal Pandya. Mumbai have lost half their side and the fans are in disbelief. Mishra breaks the partnership. Mishra serves a googly outside off, Krunal Pandya looks to run it down but only manages a faint edge. Pant catches it brilliantly well and starts appealing immediately. The leggie joins him too. And after a brief thought, the umpire raises the dreaded finger. Krunal has to depart. Mumbai Indians 84/5 (12.4 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils8?2?/4? in 12 overs!That was a fruitful over for us, 2 runs off it. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201721.02 IST: FOUR! Beautiful and much needed! Length delivery, outside off, Krunal Pandya creams it through covers for a boundary.7?4?/4? in 11 overs!Patience is what Krunal and Kieron are going by at the moment.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.54 IST: Huge appeal for caught behind, turned down! Good length delivery, outside off, Krunal walks across to steer it down to third man but misses. There was a noise as the ball went past the pad and replays show that the white object had stayed low and brushed the pads on its way to the keeper.20.46 IST: Time Out taken. Great start for Delhi as they have managed to remove four top batsmen from the opposite team. Mumbai are under the pump and need partnerships. Delhi would look to build more pressure in the middle overs.20.46 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma’s poor run continues. Mumbai are falling apart. The one time they batted first in this season, they ended up on the losing side. Is the story going to repeat? Anyways Rohit’s struggle against spin continues. Mishra tosses this up around off, Rohit Sharma kneels and sweeps it. However, he fails to find the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket. Pat Cummins goes to his left in the deep and reverse cups the opportunity. A huge, huge blow for Mumbai to lose their captain so early. Delhi is all smiles and why not they have dismissed four Mumbai batsmen for just 60. Mumbai Indians 60/4 (8.1 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils20.39 IST: WICKET! Pat removes the in-form Nitish Rana and Mumbai are in a bit of a bother here. Cummins bowls it short and around off, Rana goes back and pulls it hard. He was unaware of the fact that this was a set up and he fell for it. Corey Anderson at deep mid-wicket pouches it easily. Delhi are on top at the Wankhede. Mumbai Indians 56/3 (7.2 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils20.36 IST: FOUR! Reverse swept! Bowls this outside off, Rana gets into the position early and reverse sweeps it through the vacant point region for a boundary.That’s the end of the powerplay and we’re on track now, #MI 48/2. #DDTweets #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201720.29 IST: WICKET! Crazy running, says Danny Morrison on air. Morris bowls a length ball around off, Rana defends it towards the off side and sets off instantly. Sanju Samson storms ahead from cover-point, gathers the ball and hurls a throw at the striker’s end and connects. Buttler is not even in the picture and has to depart. Rana is upset with himself to call the Englishman for a run. Buttler goes in a disappointing manner. Outstanding work by Samson too. Mumbai Indians 47/2 (5.1 overs) vs Delhi DaredevilsMatch 25. 4.6: Z Khan to J Buttler, 4 runs, 47/1 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201720.24 IST: FOUR! Poor ball. Bowls it on a length and around leg, Buttler just tickles it fine for a boundary.Mr. Consistent, Mr. In-form, the stylish southpaw – call him what you want. ???Nitish Rana is in! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.23 IST: WICKET! Sound of timber! Top class bowling by Rabada. He dishes out a lethal yorker, 145 kph and right at the base of the leg stump, Parthiv shimmies back and tries to dig it out but is beaten for sheer pace. His bat comes down quite late and he loses his stumps. Rabada lets out a big scream in celebration. What a sight for the bowler! Delhi finally have a wicket. Mumbai Indians 37/1 (4 overs) vs Delhi DaredevilsMatch 25. 3.2: K Rabada to J Buttler, 6 runs, 35/0 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Parthiv and Buttler’s running has been spot on. Good quick single!#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.13 IST: FOUR! Welcome Zaheer, says Parthiv Patel. Full delivery, on the pads, Parthiv Patel flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He makes these shots look so easy.20.12 IST: DROPPED! Oh, Rishabh Pant what have you done? Full delivery, on the stumps, Jos gets across to scoop it but doesn’t connect it well at all. The ball goes to Pant, the keeper, at a good height. He fails to catch the ball. But to be honest he should’ve given that he also had the gloves. How costly will this be? Buttler was in sublime form in the previous match.20.10 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs these for Mumbai! On a length and outside off, Jos Buttler comes down the ground looking to go over covers but edges it over third man for a one bounce boundary. Morris won’t pleased with these runs.Match 25. 1.4: C Morris to J Buttler, 6 runs, 16/0 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Good start for @KagisoRabada25 in #IPL.C’mon Dilli! #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201720.00 IST: Rabada with the new ball, Parthiv to face. 19.55 IST: Records to be made tonight, If Mumbai Indians win, they will equal their longest ever winning streak of six matches.Mumbai captain, Rohit Sharma is 77 runs away from 4,000 IPL runs.Delhi captain, Zaheer Khan is just one wicket away from 100 IPL wickets. Smile for the cameras, boys! The two captains – Zaheer Khan and a different looking #RohitSharma – ahead of #MIvDD!#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/lQTAZz368U- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.50 IST: Will it be worth the wait?It’s been a while, Mitch! 1?4?2?7? days to be precise since Johnson last played for #MI. Happy to see him again?#CricketMeriJaan #MIvDD pic.twitter.com/ZG9XeedEyg- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.48 IST: Delhi have decided to tinker with the side. Delhi Daredevils: Aditya Tare, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Zaheer Khan(c)DD XI: S Iyer, S Samson, K Nair, R Pant, C Morris, A Tare, C Anderson, P Cummins, K Rabada, A Mishra, Z Khan https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 201719.47 IST: Mumbai Indians have just one change in their playing XI. Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit BumrahJust the 1? change in our playing XI tonight! Did you get it right?#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/LLpMDYfRrI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.44 IST: Zaheer Khan at the toss, “We are going to bowl first. Mumbai being hometown for me, the heart is always with Mumbai. Will look to put up a nice show and hope everybody have a good time. Sleep on time, eat on time and exercise regularly. It’s a good challenge. We have three changes: Jayant is out. Angelo is out and Sam is also out. We have a full pace battery playing today. KG (Rabada) is debuting. Tare and Anderson are playing.”19.42 IST: Rohit Sharma at the toss,”Malinga is under the weather, he’s not feeling well. We have left him out. Mitchell Johnson comes in for him. We have been playing well for the last couple of weeks. We have not batted first, so it is a challenge for us. Not really. It looks the same track like the one in 2016. Seems a bit dry and there will be some bounce for the fast bowlers. You got to use it to your advantage and we have to put up a good show. We have played enough cricket here to understand what the surface does.”19.39 IST: Kagiso Rabada makes in IPL debut.19.37 IST: Mitchell Johnson returns in place of Malinga.#Malinga is unwell tonight and @MitchJohnson398 will play his first game for us this season. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.35 IST: Delhi win the toss, will bowl first. “We haven’t batted first here and it gives us a challenge.”@ImRo45 is up for it! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017TOSS:The coin doesn’t land our way this time around. We have been put in to bat. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.22 IST: Dhoni show is on in Pune.#MSDhoni gets to his half century and takes RPS closer to victory. #RPSvSRH #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.12 IST: Meanwhile in Pune. RPS need 47 off 18 balls.#MSDhoni is trying to finish off a tense game for RPS! Will SRH allow him to do so? #RPSvSRH #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.00 IST: DELHI vs MUMBAI, the debate is endless. The Paltan will be vociferous ?? again at our fortress! ?? Watch what they have to say ahead of tonight’s game! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/XrarchsHIj- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201718.55 IST: Rohit Sharma has the scored 655 runs against Delhi, the highest in the Indian Premier League.There’s something about Delhi Daredevils that brings out the best in #RohitSharma! How many runs will he score tonight?#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/vAuf8D4Rt6- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201718.52 IST: Jos Buttler scored 77 in his last match, will he be able to replicate the feat tonight?#JosTheBoss! A lesson in chasing down the big scores, courtesy @josbuttler.#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/Yg4Z2d8E7d- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017BRIEF PREVIEW:In-form Mumbai Indians will look to exploiting their home conditions when they take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.Sitting at the top with five wins in six matches, Mumbai will look for their sixth consecutive win in the ongoing edition as the home side seems superior to the visiting side on current form and paper.The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai had a nagging concern about the non-performance of their top-order — but it also clicked in the last match against Punjab.Mumbai’s middle-order batsmen, especially Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, have been in prime form.The bowling department seemed balanced as Mumbai have a bunch of experienced bowlers in their line-up.Veteran pacer Harbhajan Singh has been fantastic in the first six overs, while Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah have been consistent in the death overs. Mitchell McClenaghan has also provided the breakthroughs at the crucial moments.On the other hand, Delhi, who are currently at the fourth spot with two wins and three losses, lost their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) despite a good performance.Packed with young batsmen like Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer, the Zaheer Khan-led Delhi’s strength lies in their array of talented seam-bowling all-rounders.Bowlers like Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews and Pat Cummins provide the depth and balance to the side. But the exciting team sometimes faces an absence of a pivot around which the team will bat.So, in the clash, Delhi will be eyeing a win this time to regain their winning momentum.
Chris Lynn’s brilliant 84 went in vain as Kings XI Punjab produced a clinical bowling show under pressure to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs in a tense IPL match on Thursday and stay in contention for the playoffs.Needing a win to keep their play-off hopes alive, KXIP could manage just 167/6 after being put in to bat but they defended the total courtesy a remarkable show by their bowlers at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.The hosts restricted KKR to 153/6 to win the match and remain in contention for a knock-out berth with 12 points from 12 matches. They are now at fifth spot in the league table.The pick of the KXIP bowlers was Rahul Tewatia who took 2 wickets for 18 runs from his two overs while Mohit Sharma got 2/24 from 3 overs. Sandeep Sharma did not take a wicket but conceded just 31 runs from his four overs.KKR made a rollicking start but lost the way later on as wickets fell in a heap after the KXIP bowlers put pressure by drying up the runs in the later half of run chase.KKR captain Gautam Gambhir felt his side played too many dot balls after the Powerplay and this cost them the match.”I thought we started off very well. After six overs, me, Robin (Uthappa) and Manish (Pandey) obviously played too many dot balls,” Gambhir said.The visitors began with all guns blazing with Sunil Narine and Lynn finding the runs with boundaries during the Powerplay overs. But once Narine was out, the runs almost dried up though Lynn was getting the odd boundaries.advertisementGambhir (8) struggled to get going as Rahul Tewatia sent the in-form skipper back early and Robin Uthappa got out for a golden duck two balls later.Gambhir termed Tewatia’s double blow as the turning point of the match.”I thought me and Robin getting out was the turning point. Credit to Kings XI, they hung in there and never gave us easy runs,” he said.Gambhir also suggested that this could be the end of the Narine opening experiment.”We have one more game to go. Me and (Chris) Lynn might open and Robin will be back at three. Maybe we could think about that combination in the coming games. At one point of time, the required rate was around 7.5 to 8, taking it to to 11, that was the turning point,” he said.KKR play Mumbai Indians at home on Saturday to wrap up their league engagements.
Reuters photoDisappointment for Gianluigi Buffon again. Will he get another chance to lift the elusive trophy or will he give up the chase. Defeat for Juve, but they can look back on this campaign with so much pride. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/iRuWizWSR4- #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Cristiano Ronaldo is the man of the final and deservedly so. Real Madrid – 12 European Cups!56 ???57 ???58 ???59 ???60 ???66 ???98 ???00 ???02 ???14 ???16 ???17 ???#UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/XbSG89GQsv- #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Real Madrid have won, they complete their 12th Champions League win also becoming the first team to win the UEFA Champions League back to back in the modern era. ??? UEFA Champions League 2017#CHAMP12NS pic.twitter.com/xDA5RXoIUO- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017It is surely all but over now, Marco Asensio scores in stoppage time. Toni Kroos is brought for Alvaro Morata. Red card for second-half substitute Juan Cuadrado. Juve down to 10 men.83′ RED CARD ??´ @Cuadrado is sent off for a second bookable offence. #UCLFinal- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017Not many minutes left for Juventus now, if they want to get back into this game now is the best time. Unless they have some other plans for last minute heroics.Zidane brings the Welsh superstar ,Gareth Bale comes on for Karim Benzema.??? 77′ Primer cambio en las filas del Real Madrid. Se retira @Benzema y entra @GarethBale11. @juventusfces 1-3 #RealMadrid#APorLa12 pic.twitter.com/5Kj5eV9VTP- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017Massimiliano Allegri ringing in the changes now, after Juan Cuadrado came on for Andrea Barzagli, Miralem Pjanic makes way for Claudio Marchisio.advertisementThe Juventus back line are falling asleep, Ronaldo ever-present in the box poaches a beauty, Buffon beaten for the third time this season. Previous to this match, he was beaten thrice in the whole tournament. ??? #APorLa12 ?? 61′ @Casemiro?? 64′ @Cristiano @adidasfootball #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/j74lqXFc5W- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017Goal!! Cristiano Ronaldo scores. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. 64′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL de @Cristiano! @juventusfces 1-3 #RealMadrid#APorLa12 #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/TnJxGhgicY- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017A deflected cross finds the mid-fielder just outside the box, who thumps the ball into the back of the net. Casemiro scores another long ranger to give Real the lead, again.61′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL de @Casemiro! @juventusfces 1-2 #RealMadrid#RMUCL #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/AmZaQeAlOK- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017Real Madrid have looked the livelier side in the second half so far, with Isco and Ronaldo inching ever closer to getting the lead back for Real. Looks like Gareth Bale is warming up on he sidelines, he is definitely going to make an appearance in his hometown. An interesting match-up has been on the Real’s left flank , as Marcelo and Dani Alves have been fighting the whole night for the ascendancy. The second half is under way.???? #APorLa12Comienza la segunda parte!??? HASTA EL FINAL, VAMOS REAL! ???@juventusfces 1-1 #RealMadrid@adidasfootball #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/MkbJaqwHmR- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017If the first is anything to go by, football fans will be treated to more attacking over the next 45 minutes. Look out for Ronaldo to be more involved in the game, as he had faded away just as the half waned. Ex-Real Madrid player, Sami Khedira has been key in Juventus’ mid-field and has been more combative than Casemiro and better at dictating the pace of the game. HALF-TIME: Juve 1-1 @realmadriden?? 20′ Ronaldo ?? 27′ @MarioMandzukic9 #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/bIuoqS03ie- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017A terrific first half with both teams looking to attack and score goals. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to the lead , but a Mandzukic stunner made sure the half ends at 1-1 for Juventus.A pass from Sandro, which the big man chests down and after a stunning overhead kick beats Navas. All hail @MarioMandzukic9! ???What. A. Goal. #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/EFRgkMUnRI- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017Mario scores a stunner to bring Juve level. It’s 1-1, game on. GOOOAAALLL!!! SENSATIONAL FROM @MarioMandzukic9!!!!GAME ON!!!! #UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/KiXdix22Qv- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017Dani Carvajal passes the ball to Ronaldo, who unleashes a low strike towards the far post from just outside the box. The ball flies past Buffon’s out-stretched hand and disturbs the net to give Real Madrid the lead. Ronaldo draws first blood, beats Buffon after a turn over in midfield. 20′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL de @Cristiano! SIIIIIIIIIIIIIUUUUU!@juventusfces 0-1 #RealMadrid#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/3ajPbNEF9t- Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 3, 2017100 UEFA Champions League game for Dani Alves?? #UCL games for Dani Alves! ?????????#UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/KhxT87n6oSadvertisement- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 201712′ YELLOW CARD! @PauDybala_JR cautioned for a coming together with Kroos. #UCLFinal- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 20173′ An early sight of goal as @G_Higuain twice tests Keylor Navas! FORZA RAGAZZZIII!! #FINOALLAFINE #ItsTime #UCLFinal- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017The match starts, with Real Madrid C.F. in their purple kit, while Juventus F.C. are playing in their traditional black and white stripes.Some stats before the match gets under way,Cristiano Ronaldo has 103 UEFA Champions League goals up till now in the competition, which means he has outscored all but 22 whole clubs in the competition’s 25-season history.It will be Juventus and Real Madrid’s 19th encounter in the Champions League, which is the second-most played fixture in the history of the tournament.Real Madrid have reached the final a record 15 times, winning 11 times. This is also their third final appearance in the last four years.If Real Madrid manage to win, they’ll be the only club in the Champions League era to have successfully defended their European title.The last team to win back to back trophies was Italian club, AC Milan who won it back in the years 1989 and 1990, when the tournament was known as the European Cup.On the other hand, if Juventus win the title, not only will they be winning it after 20 years, it will also be their first-ever treble and the first Champions League title for Gianluigi Buffon.As a matter of fact, the team that will score first has a better chance to lift the trophy at tyhe end of the night in Cardiff, statistically speaking that is. In previous finals, 17 of the 23 teams that scored first won the game.Gianluiggi Buffon will become the second oldest player to win in the UEFA Champions League final, on 39 years and 4 months, after Manchester United’s Edwin van der Sar(40 years and 6 months).Real Coach, Zinedine Zidane was part of the Juventus team that last faced Real in the final back in 1998, when he ended up on the losing side.Real Madrid are currently at a record 64-game scoring streak and on the back of a La Liga title after 5 years.If Real Madrid fail to score, only three would have managed to score past Buffon this season, Lyon’s Corentin Tolisso, Sevilla’s Nicolas Pareja and Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe. Who will make history tonight?The Juventus captain gets ready for action. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/mWodgkQAeI- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Or,It looks like @Cristiano is raring to go! #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/i2EJGqPsrU- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017The Black Eyed Peas are ready to rock the football fans at Cardiff. They are belting out their hits from the last decade. ???? Opening ceremony tunes with @bep ???? #UCLFinal #ItsTime pic.twitter.com/oJsqlAen7T- JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 3, 2017The line-ups again ??? TEAMS ???Introducing the 22 players that will start the #UCLfinal… pic.twitter.com/OwwvKx3Bl8- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017The treasure that both teams are fighting for. advertisementJuventus or Madrid?Time for your #UCLfinal predictions!?? https://t.co/YpOIrJkPXo pic.twitter.com/ZEK0WeENVe- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017 The stadium looks stunning.Reuters photo Players are out on the pitchThe Juventus players go through their preparations. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/N6Gt9PZ2va- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Real Madrid arriving at the stadium When @realmadriden checked in at the #UCLfinal! pic.twitter.com/0NcDWsxKCr- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017The dressing rooms are ready. Everything in its place in the @realmadrid dressing room. #AccessAllAreas #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/mLDjUR8BDZ- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017Plenty of focus on the legendary @juventusfc goalkeeper as he bids to become the oldest winner of the #UCLfinal https://t.co/9HfInyg11f pic.twitter.com/WZWUnBFyyu- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017 The teams have been named. Here’s how the two teams will start. ??? Follow all the build up here: https://t.co/Ryq8HmzwF7 #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/Cf6ukYO2bQ- Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 3, 2017It will be a historic night either way ahead of the meeting between Real Madrid and Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday night.If Real Madrid manage to win, they’ll be the only club in the Champions League era to have successfully defended their European title.On the other hand, if Juventus win the title, not only will they be winning it after 20 years, it will also be their first-ever treble and the first Champions League title for Gianluigi Buffon.
Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman will receive seven pairs of customized shoes, one each for the different events of Heptathlon, sports giants Adidas announced Monday.Swapna, who became the first Indian to secure a gold medal in heptathlon at the Asian Games held earlier this year, was born with six toes in both her feet. Her plight was highlighted after she clinched the gold medal at the Jakarta Games.Over the past two months, Adidas has worked extensively with authorities in India and their own Athlete Services lab at the headquarters in Germany to seek a solution for Swapna, a media release said.Swapna Barman’s rare feet have a new directionAfter a detailed foot analysis, the brand has decided to support Swapna by designing customized high-performance footwear and shall be providing her with seven unique pairs, one each for the seven different events of Heptathlon.”At adidas we believe that ‘through sport, we have the power to change lives’ and Swapna is a great example of this. We are extremely happy to welcome Swapna into the adidas family,” said Sean Van Wyk, Senior Marketing Director, adidas India. The customised solutions for Swapna have been crafted keeping in mind size, pressure points and cushioning requirements (India Today Photo)The customised solutions for Swapna have been crafted keeping in mind size, pressure points and cushioning requirements to provide her the perfect fit, comfort, and traction.”It’s an honour for any sportsperson to be associated with the adidas family. I realized my dream of winning a gold medal for India, now I am preparing to fulfil my next dream of winning an Olympic Gold for India,”Swapna said.advertisement”I am looking forward to train and compete in my new footwear and with the continued support from adidas, I am sure I shall continue improving as an athlete,” she added.(With PTI inputs)
Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region Big news from BMW for 2016 – there are two new bikes headed to showrooms that should pique your interests, no matter what kind of riding history you have, from rank beginner to seasoned veteran.BMW makes a large line of bikes and several have received updates for the new year, but the new 310 R beginner bike and the R nineT (say “R-90”) Scrambler have my attention.I touched on how the new 300cc category is on the rise once again as young people (and many re-entry riders) look for ways to get around crowded cities on the cheap without having to buy a car or rely on sometimes unreliable (and often slow) mass transit systems.BMW is now in on the 300 game with the 310 R, a 313cc single that makes a robust 34 horsepower, which should be enough to get most anyone to anyplace they want to go, even on the highway. But the 310 R (why they just didn’t call it the 313 R, which has a much better ring to it, I’ll likely never understand) is most likely going to primarily be a citybike, and a standout one at that.BMW G 310 RThe 310 R’s engine is “backwards” in that the digitally measured injected fuel goes in the front of the cylinder head and the exhaust goes out the back of the liquid cooled mill. While I say “backwards,” the truth of the matter is that this is how ALL motorcycle engines probably should work as it vastly simplifies exhaust plumbing and makes the passage of air and fuel through the motor take fewer turns, which can add a bit of pep, if only a very little bit. But in this displacement class, every little bit counts.Additionally, the bike includes standard ABS brakes for those urban panic stops and beginner reflexes. No specific price has been announced, and the bike is built by an Asian partner that has experience making tough-as-nails machines that get abused daily by riders in many developing countries. Expect the tab to compete with other 300-class machines plus a certain premium for the ABS and other features, plus a bit more for that propeller logo on the tank. But still – likely affordable.As you can see above, it’s a smart-looking rig based on the naked bike aesthetic, and BMW apparently recruited their tiniest legal rider for the publicity photos. I would imagine NFL linemen might want to opt for something a bit larger – like the other bike BMW is introducing.That would be the R nineT Scrambler, a makeover of the popular R nineT naked bike that’s part hot rod and part industrial sculpture. BMW has shod the bike with bigger wheels, semi-knob tires, a light-colored leather seat (available in several configurations), plus several optional pretty parts like number plates, headlight screens, cast or spoke wheels, engine guards and so forth.A little background on the “Scrambler” designation: the term predates “dirt bike,” dual-sport” and “adventure bike” monikers, and essentially means a street bike with some different parts, such as high-mount pipes, that allow it to lightly dip a tire or two onto gravel or dirt roads – these are not world-crossing ADV machines.That said, BMW is offering a fairly large catalog of hop-up parts and accessories, but these are mostly for show and not so much for more go. However, I have seen some Triumph Scramblers kitted out with aftermarket gear that look ready to take on the Road of Bones, so who’s to say the R nineT Scrambler can’t summit Everest? All things are possible with enough money I suppose.Speaking of dollars and deutschmarks, the R nineT Scrambler will likely set you back a bit less than its street-only stablemate, so expect a price tag somewhere south of 15 grand but over 10 large.For your Scrambler-loving dosh you get BMW’s famous air-cooled 1,170cc boxer twin engine, which makes 110 hp and a stout 85 foot-pounds of torque. The gas tank goes from aluminum on the roadster to steel on the Scrambler, the bars get a bit more rise, the front hoop grows to 19 inches and the rear exhaust goes from one pipe to a branch of two, although most buyers will likely immediately pitch the stock plumbing for an Akropovic unit in the accessory catalog or some other aftermarket offering that will drop weight and add decibels.The rolled leather seat looks like a super 70s throwback but with a modicum of class as well. There are solo and pillion options to choose from. Pegs, bars, a bash plate under the engine and other bits give the Scrambler more of a dirt-bike stance, but let’s be real: the chance that it ever gets out in the really bad stuff are slim.Still, with the crumbling and speed-bumped infrastructure of modern cities, a bike with a little dirt in its soul is a good pick for getting around in comfort.All photos courtesy of BMW. 1. 2016 BMW 310 R 2. 2016 BMW 310 R 3. 2016 BMW 310 R 4. 2016 BMW 310 R 5. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 6. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 7. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 8. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 9. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 10. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 11. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 12. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 13. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 14. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 15. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 16. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 17. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 18. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 19. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 20. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 21. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 22. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 23. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 24. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 25. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 26. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 27. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 28. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 29. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 30. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 31. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 32. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 33. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler 34. 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Editors’ Recommendations Ably Apparel Clothing Is Almost Impossible to Get Wet or Dirty Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene
zoom Chinese state-owned shipping operator China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has signed building contracts for further six of its planned ten very large crude carriers (VLCC).The vessels, which will feature 308,000 dwt, will be built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group, a joint venture shipyard controlled by Chinese shipping company Cosco.The six VLCCs will be constructed for a price of USD 522 million, and the delivery is expected to start in August 2018.CMEC expectes that all the vessels will be delivered until October 2019.As reported by World Maritime News, the company signed an agreement for the first four carriers last week. These vessels, worth an estimated USD 352 million, will be delivered at the end of 2018.China VLCC Company Limited, CMES’ Hong Kong-based subsidiary, will be in charge of vessel operation.World Maritime News Staff
zoom French offshore supply ship owning company BOURBON has delayed its decision to acquire gas activities of JACCAR Holdings amid inability to secure required financing, the company said.Seeing that the financing “would not be obtained within the timeframe stated in the Framework agreement governing the investment (…) the Board of Directors have decided to remove resolution 4 and 5 (partially) from the agenda of the Annual Shareholders meeting of May 26, 2016, related to the ratification of the proposed transaction,” the company said.BOURBON announced its intention of diversifying into the gas sector in March this year, prompted by the downturn in the offshore oil and gas industry.Under the plan, the company decided to acquire a market share greater than 50% in companies engaged in global ethane transportation that are owned by JACCAR Holdings.The transportation venture comprises 100% of Greenship Gas, a Singaporean owned shipping trust, 100% of Greenship Gas Manager Pte, manager of the Greenship Gas shipping trust and 80% of JHW Engineering &Contracting Ltd, specializing in design and engineering of vessels.The Greenship Gas is comprised of a fleet of 17 vessels, of which 13 are in service at the moment, dedicated to transportation of ethane gas, ethylene and LNG and having an average of 3.5 years and 100% of Evergas, operator and contractor of gas transportation services.According to the company, the acquisition was priced at USD 320 million with a net debt of USD 389 as at December 31, 2015.The company was counting on a seller’s credit of USD 100 million and a USD 220 million bridge loan to finance the transaction.“The diversification of BOURBON in this new activity remains a strategic objective for the company. BOURBON, illustrating a strong resilience in the low point of the cycle of the offshore market, is reinforcing its position in its main market and will be the first to take advantage of the recovery of activity when it will happen. It will then be able to ensure a new step in its development,” the company concluded.
The following is a provincial fire update for Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14, updates will be provided at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additional updates will be issued if there are significant changes. The media contact on the weekend will be Brian Taylor. His contact information is below. -30- there are no significant changes to the fires in western Nova Scotia from the 4 p.m. update the fire at Perch Lake, Pictou Co., remains 100 per cent contained and is now being patrolled for hot spots the five person crew from Prince Edward Island, which arrived this afternoon, and an additional four Department of Natural Resources firefighters, have been fighting fires where needed despite rain in some parts of the province, conditions continue to be extremely dry. Travel restrictions and a burn ban are in effect across Nova Scotia and people are asked to continue to avoid any activity that could potentially cause more fires more information can be found at http://novascotia.ca/nsfire/faq.asp
VICTORIA – A statue of former prime minister John A. Macdonald will be removed from the front entrance of Victoria City Hall as a gesture of reconciliation with First Nations, says the city’s Mayor Lisa Helps.Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada and Helps said he was also a “key architect” of the residential school system.The decision, which must be approved by council, followed a year of deliberations and consultation with the local Songhees and Esquimalt chiefs and councils, she said in an interview Wednesday.“For people who are Indigenous who are coming into city hall, who may have been in residential schools, or their moms or grandmas or dads or grandpas were in residential schools, this statue is a physical manifestation of that painful colonial history that they themselves or their families have experienced,” Helps said in an interview.The decision to remove the statue is the first concrete action by the so-called City Family, made up of the mayor, two councillors, and Indigenous representatives, as part of city’s reconciliation program.Council will receive the report Thursday recommending the statue removal, and Helps said she can’t imagine it will be rejected since council gave the group a mandate to pursue reconciliation when it formed last year.While the statue is in storage, Helps said the city will continue a dialogue about how to tell a more complete story about Macdonald’s history that both celebrates his contributions as the country’s first prime minister at the same time as acknowledging the harm he caused.In a post on her campaign website, she points to the following statement that Macdonald made in the House of Commons in 1883, as evidence of his harmful legacy and thinking:“When the school is on the reserve, the child lives with its parents, who are savages, and though he may learn to read and write, his habits and training mode of thought are Indian.”“It has been strongly impressed upon myself, as head of the Department, that Indian children should be withdrawn as much as possible from the parental influence, and the only way to do that would be to put them in central training industrial schools where they will acquire the habits and modes of thought of white men.”Although Helps has an undergraduate, master’s and partially completed PhD in Canadian history, she said she is ashamed that she was unaware of the Father of Confederation’s role in developing residential schools.Helps said the city does not propose erasing history, but rather taking time to tell that chapter of Canadian history in a thoughtful way.The statue will be removed Saturday and stored until an appropriate way to “recontextualize” Macdonald is determined, she said.“History is always being retold and part of the act of removing this statue is the ability to tell a more fulsome history John A Macdonald played, both positive and negative, in the history of our country.”A cleansing, blessing and healing ceremony will be held in the space after the statue is removed and a plaque explaining its removal will be installed in its place.In the longer term, a piece of art representative of the Lekwungen culture, which includes both the Songhees and Esquimalt nations, will likely go in its place, Helps said.Victoria isn’t the only government or institution reviewing its celebration of Macdonald. In August, an elementary teachers’ union in Ontario issued a call to remove his name from schools in the province. And in May, the Canadian Historical Association voted to strip Macdonald’s name from one of its top writing prizes.Other historical figures have also come under scrutiny for their roles in the residential school system.The Office of the Prime Minister and the Privy Council was known as Langevin Block until Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had it changed. Hector-Louis Langevin, another Father of Confederation, argued that a separate school system for Indigenous youth was needed to assimilate them into Canadian Culture.Ontario’s public education system owes its beginnings to Egerton Ryerson, but he is also believed to have helped shape residential school policy through his ideas on education of Indigenous children. Indigenous students’ group and the Ryerson Students Union have called for Toronto’s Ryerson University to change its name out of respect for residential school survivors.— By Amy Smart in Vancouver
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was barely changed Thursday as traders continued to digest the latest policy announcements from the U.S. Federal Reserve.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 15,112.22+2.97 0.02%S&P 500 — 1,959.48+2.50 0.13%Dow — 16,921.46+14.84 0.09%Nasdaq — 4,359.33 -3.51 -0.08%The S&P/TSX composite index inched up 2.97 points to settle at 15,112.22, adding to its record close on Wednesday which came six years to the day of the previous record set in June 2008, just before the Great Recession sent stocks tumbling. The loonie gained 0.23 of a cent to 92.40 cents US.Wall Street was also muted as markets assessed Wednesday’s Fed statement, which hinted that the central bank wasn’t too worried about inflation but gave no signs on when it might start raising interest rates. The Dow Jones industrials rose 14.84 points to 16,921.46, the Nasdaq dipped 3.51 points to 4,359.33, while the S&P 500 index added 2.50 points to 1,959.48. Andrew Pyle, senior wealth adviser at Scotia McLeod in Peterborough, Ont., said both Bay Street and Wall Street seem to be pulling back a bit as traders realize that the Fed statement did not necessarily warrant sending stocks higher. “The reaction to the Fed announcement was a knee-jerk reaction,” Pyle said. “If we look at what the Fed is producing in terms of material behind its decision, the markets should not have rallied to the extent that it did. The fed officials are still looking at tightening policy, they’re still tapering, quantitative easing and, going into 2015, there is going to be less stimulation for stock markets.”As expected, the Fed also announced it would continue to reduce its monthly bond buyback program by US$10 billion to US$35 billion a month starting in July, on signs of a steadily growing U.S. economy.On Thursday, the Conference Board said its index of leading indicators for the American economy increased 0.5% last month, the fourth consecutively monthly increase for the measure, which attempts to gauge the economy’s future health. In corporate news, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) posted a surprise US$23-million profit in its first quarter, which beat analyst expectations and showed that efforts the company has made to revamp its smartphone business are making headway.BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the Waterloo, Ont., company plans on launching a new keyboard smartphone called the BlackBerry Passport in September. It will also continue to dedicate more resources to serving business and public sector customers after a failed attempt to compete with Apple’s iPhone in the consumer market. Shares in BlackBerry gained more than 9% or 84 cents to close at $9.84 in Toronto.Meanwhile, commodity markets were higher amid growing geopolitical instability. Traders bought into gold, sending the price of August bullion up $41.40 to US$1,314.10 an ounce.Pyle said traders are moving into the precious metal as many expect continued volatility in the stock markets going into the summer due to fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian insurgents and government forces and the situation in Iraq. U.S. President Barack Obama said he was dispatching up to 300 U.S. military advisers to help quell the insurgency in Iraq. Though not specifically mentioning airstrikes, Obama also said he was leaving open the possibility of “targeted and precise military action” in the future.The July crude contract added 46 cents to US$106.05 a barrel while July copper added two cents to US$3.08 a pound.TOP STORIESAs investors cheer BlackBerry results, CEO Chen touts next phase of turnaround‘The short trade is over’: What analysts are saying about BlackBerry’s earnings beatCanadians are getting richer and their mortgage debt is shrinkingWhy investors should hold off on celebrating the TSX’s new closing record for nowAmerican Apparel CEO Dov Charney suspended as board seeks to fire him over alleged misconductWHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAYCANADA8:30 a.m.Consumer Price Index (May): Economists expect Retail Sales (April): Economists expect CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESDarden Restaurants Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 94¢ a share CarMax, Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 67¢ a share
OSU freshman forward Maddy Field (22) fights for the puck during a game against Minnesota State on Oct. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 5-3.Credit: Courtesy of OSUIn the final weekend of matchups of the regular season, the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team (10-23-1, 6-21-1) split its series with the No. 9-ranked University of North Dakota (16-11-5, 13-10-5).OSU showcased the strides it has made this season as it beat the Fighting Hawks 3-1 on Friday before falling 3-2 in a tight contest a day later.On Friday, after an extremely competitive first period, the Buckeyes and Fighting Hawks were tied 0-0. Despite 17 combined shots from both teams, neither OSU nor North Dakota was able to find the back of the net.However, that turned around 16:51 into the second period, as OSU got on the board off a goal from freshman forward Maddy Field. Sophomore defenseman Dani Sadek then doubled the Buckeyes’ lead less than three minutes later.In the third period, North Dakota’s Meghan Dufault knocked the puck past OSU goalie Alex LaMere to cut the Buckeyes lead in half with a little more than three minutes to play. The Fighting Hawks pulled their goalie in an attempt to find the equalizer, but that alllowed OSU junior Claudia Kepler to score with four seconds remaining on an open nut to seal the 3-1 result.In Saturday’s senior day affair, OSU jumped out to its fastest start of the season with two goals in the first three minutes. Junior Alexa Ranahan and sophomore Lauren Spring scored the goals for the Scarlet and Gray, with Ranahan’s being her first of the season. However, North Dakota answered with a goal with less than three minutes left in the first period — a sign of things to come in the contest.In the second period, North Dakota was able to get two shots past redshirt senior goalkeeper Stacy Danczak, who got the start in her final game at OSU. Becca Kohler and Dufault scored the two goals for the Fighting Hawks. Neither team was able to score in the third, as the game culminated in a 3-2 final score.After the game, seven senior Buckeyes — Danczak, Melani Moylan, Julia McKinnon, Kendall Curtis, Cara Zubko, Maggie Rothgery and Bryanna Neuwald — were honored at center ice in recognition for their time wearing scarlet and gray.Both games were close contests, and OSU assistant coach Carson Duggan said she thinks the second game was decided by a few more positive plays for North Dakota.“Those are two evenly matched teams and it was just they executed one more time than we did,” Duggan said. “I think we had our chances and we battled hard. We came out with a lot of energy and it’s an emotional day for a lot of kids, but I think that was the only difference is that they executed one more time than we did.”Field, however, offered a different explanation for Saturday’s defeat, citing the referees as an issue in the second game and the way the team let the officials’ calls affect their play.“Obviously you can’t blame it on the reffing, but I think the reffing kind of let the game get out of control,” she said. “We had a really good start but I think we let the reffing get in our head and we let a weak goal in.”The team was only able to score on one of eight power plays over the weekend, which is something they will look to improve upon in their first-round playoff series against Minnesota next weekend.“I think that we won a lot of our battles and we were getting shots at the net,” Field said. “I think we need to work on capitalizing on power plays but I think we did really well penalty killing.”Duggan said she thinks the team’s drive and tenacity will be keys to the playoff games next weekend.“I think just leaving it out there. At this point in the season it’s who wants it more and how bad do you want it and what are you willing to do to get it, and I think our girls showed a lot of character and a lot of heart this weekend,” Duggan said. “We have a short bench, and the girls battled hard, as a coach that’s all you can ask for. So I think just taking that mentality and why not let’s see what we can do in Minnesota.”OSU is scheduled to travel to Minnesota next weekend to take on the Golden Gophers in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs. The puck is set to drop in Minneapolis on 8:07 p.m. on Friday and 5:07 p.m. on Saturday. If Friday’s and Saturday’s games are split, there will be a deciding game on Sunday.
If you think being the richest man in the world means having billions and billions of dollars, you’d be right. But if you think being the richest man means having $49 billion after already giving $28 billion to charity, you’d be mistaken. When Forbes’ 2011 billionaires list is released tomorrow, Bill Gates won’t be No. 1.Gates, who has only been out of the top spot one other time since 1995, is currently worth $49 billion and is preceded by Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim whose fortune is estimated at $60 billion. Gates was also beat out by Slim in 2010: $53.5 billion to $53 billion.According to Reuters, the Microsoft founder has given away more than a third of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which focuses on global health and development and U.S. education.David Lincoln, director of global valuations at wealth research firm Wealth-X, told Reuters that “it wouldn’t be a competition … (Gates) would have a comfortable margin if he had never discovered philanthropy.”Following in close third is investor Warren Buffett, estimated at $47 billion, who’s also a gracious philanthropist. Gates and Buffett have teamed up to start The Giving Pledge campaign, which encourages other billionaires to publicly pledge to give away at least half of their wealth during their lifetimes or upon their death.So far, 59 billionaires have joined The Giving Pledge, and you can see their letters at www.givingpledge.org. The campaign doesn’t actually accept any money, nor does it tell people how to give it away. It simply asks for a moral commitment. I wonder if they have to wear billionaire promise rings.But, even after giving away so much of his fortune, Gates still isn’t the No. 1 Most Generous Philanthropist. According to Businessweek, Buffett beats Gates in that spot, which Gates is probably okay with since Buffett donated $8 billion to Gates’ foundation. I don’t see Slim on this list. He might want to think about joining the billionaire philanthropist bandwagon.Read more at Reuters
Two Greek Australians were appointed as members to the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT). The appointments were announced on Wednesday by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans. Dione Dimitriadis and Kay Kirmos are amongst the 43 new appointees.Dione Dimitriadis previously worked as a solicitor in private practice and as a legal officer in the Australian Legal Aid Office, the Public Solicitor’s Office and the Department of Consumer Affairs. She was first appointed as a part-time member for the MRT in 2003 and for the RRT in 2005. She is now appointed as a full time member. Kay Kirmos who was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1984 will be a part-time member of the Tribunals. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
L’ONU ne nommera pas d’ambassadeur des extraterrestresIl y a quelques jours, le quotidien britannique The Sunday Times affirmait que l’ONU s’apprêtait à nommer un étrange ambassadeur, dont le rôle serait d’accueillir les extraterrestres s’ils venaient un jour à débarquer sur notre planète. Une rumeur aussi insolite qu’infondée. L’ONU vient en effet de démentir l’information.L’astrophysicienne malaisienne Mazlan Othman, directrice du Bureau de l’ONU pour les affaires spatiales (Unoosa) n’a pas été nommée ambassadrice des extraterrestres. “L’article du Sunday Times est une absurdité” lit-on dans un communiqué publié par l’organisation. Et d’ajouter que “la mission du Bureau pour les affaires spatiales est définie par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies et il n’y a pas de projet de modifier la mission actuelle”.À lire aussiBan Ki-moon plaide pour une énergie propre mondialeIl n’est donc pas question de nommer un responsable de la communication avec les extraterrestres, tant rêvés et imaginés. Mazlan Othman semblait pourtant intéressée par l’idée lorsque, en juillet 2009, elle avait affirmé à l’AFP : “Si nous devions entrer en contact avec les extraterrestres, qui pensez-vous devrait représenter l’humanité? Ce serait le secrétaire général des Nations Unies (…) et c’est pour cela que nous sommes là”.Pour le moment donc, la mission de l’Unoosa reste la même : mettre un terme à la course aux armements spatiaux et développer des programmes d’aide à l’accès aux technologies spatiales, afin de faciliter la gestion des ressources naturelles mais aussi d’étudier l’impact du changement climatique.Le 1 octobre 2010 à 15:46 • Emmanuel Perrin
Google + se met à jour sur AndroidL’application Google + s’offre une importante mise à jour sur Android. Disponible depuis vendredi, elle enrichit le réseau social de nouvelles fonctions en plus d’améliorer son interface.Une nouvelle mouture de l’application Google + pour Android vient d’être livrée. Cette version 2.6 apporte son lot de nouveautés et d’améliorations qui offriront notamment aux utilisateurs une navigation plus fluide, comme l’avait fait au début du mois la mise à jour destinée à iOS.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La version mobile du réseau social du géant de Mountain View se voit entre autres dotée de polices agrandies tandis que certaines fonctions, telles que le +1 et le partage, bénéficient d’une meilleure mise en valeur. Pour finir, il est en désormais possible d’accéder n’importe où aux différents menus grâce à un nouveau bouton.On notera aussi que le lancement du chat vidéo Hangout ne nécessite plus de quitter l’application. Il est maintenant accessible directement depuis le menu principal. Avec un rafraîchissement des posts dans le flux d’actualité, des photos téléchargeables depuis un post ou une conversation instantanée et la possibilité d’éditer ses propres posts, Google + pour Android gagne en clarté, mais aussi en esthétisme. Un pied de nez à l’application Facebook pour l’OS de Google, qui peine toujours à séduire les mobinautes, encore nombreux à préférer la version web classique du réseau social.Le 25 mai 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambert
Online is a strange and terrifying place. It’s enabled us to connect with one another, advance the causes of science and culture, and unite the world with a glowing net of data. It’s also enabled people with very… particular interests to find each other. In this weekly series, we’ll be dipping into the Internet Gutter – the strange subcultures and weird worlds lurking in the dark pockets of the World Wide Web.GangstalkingA wise man once sang “Just because you’re paranoid / don’t mean they’re not after you.” And then he blew his face off with a shotgun, so there we go. But who is the “they” in that lyric? For the poor victims, we’re about to show you; it’s everybody on the planet Earth. This is gangstalking, the belief that the people around you are part of a massive surveillance conspiracy to document your every move.Here’s how it works: your name gets put on a list, and that list is distributed to a secret society that proceeds to both chronicle everything you do and harasses you into madness. Methods include noise at all hours, social isolation and bizarre “performances” designed to destabilize the target. Police and medical professionals are all in on the act. Victims call themselves “targeted individuals,” and they’ve started to come together and share their stories.Last year, a fascinating New York Times article detailed the phenomenon, which affects some 10,000 people around the country. But it’s really flourished online, as paranoids connect with each other and share their suspicion.The comments thread in this post is a great sampling of self-proclaimed victims from all over the world.I have been gang stalked for 21 years and probably longer but I did know it. It seems that I was born into a targeted family thanks to actions of my grandmother and a wealthy Jewish person. Presently, these sadistic persons, which appear to be at least half of New York City are trying to kill me. I have ordered a Thermal Imaging unit to locate them in my home. If I find them in here, I am going to have to kill them. They have followed me to Eugene, Oregon, and San Francisco. These people are the sickest of the sick. I learned that there is a gang leader by the name of “SARA” in the Palm Springs area and there are more and more reports of this happening out there. That is where it all started, and it is still going on in Hemet, CA today. I am pulsed with electronic weapons that make you: Tired, Nauseated, Sweat, Sneeze, Stomach Ached, Diarrhe, etc. These people are sickos. And, of course, because we’re in the realm of the paranoid, it’s not long before that thread devolves into people accusing each other of being stalkers and harassers themselves. That’s the true terror of gangstalking: it’s you against the world unless you can prove otherwise, and you can’t.The TechThe parties behind this organized harassment have access to some high-tech methods of making lives miserable. The most feared weapon in the gangstalking world is the humble microwave, which has gone beyond just making popcorn to become a device that can cause intense pain, confusion and other symptoms with no physical proof. Some believe that microwave radiation on its own is enough, while others think that they have implants in their body that can be disguised as moles or freckles that act as antennae.Hearing things that aren’t there is another major complaint, and the technology behind that is something they call “voice to skull.” Like a lot of gangstalking worries, it’s based on something sort of real. The U.S. Army was experimenting with this technology back in 2008, but there’s no evidence that it actually works.Many targeted individuals also suffer from Morgellon’s disease, the mysterious ailment where people complain of small fibers growing out of their skin. They speculate that it’s caused by a host of methods, including implants, and, of course, microwaves.The Men In BlackSo who’s behind all of this organized stalking and harassment? That’s one thing targeted individuals just can’t seem to agree on. The New World Order / Illuminati are a popular choice in many of their worlds, as the concept of a shadowy, unaccountable world government underpins a lot of conspiracy fiction. What those people would want with ordinary working-class Americans is a different question.Other fraternal organizations like the Freemasons and the Mafia also figure into gangstalking mythology. Because these groups hide in plain sight, it’s easy to cast them as the villains. Interestingly enough, police departments and even firefighters get the same treatment!Some believe that it’s not humans at all – that the real masterminds of gangstalking are supernatural entities from beyond the vale of reality, who can temporarily inhabit human bodies and control them like puppets. That’s why, when a targeted individual confronts one, they seemingly have no idea what is going on.Finding The TruthUnlike many of the weird subcultures we look at here, gangstalking victims have actually been the subject of some science. A study published in The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology interviewed over 1,000 stalking victims. Over 10% of them reported being stalked by groups, with familiar complaints like groups of people acting out scenes on the street for their benefit as well as more unusual ones like “remote enlargement of bodily organs.” The study’s conclusions shouldn’t surprise anybody – they found that the gangstalking subjects were primarily experiencing intense paranoia not grounded in reality.Gangstalking is a truly Internet-enabled disease. Previously, paranoids would mostly keep to themselves, but by connecting with each other across great distances, they feed each other’s delusions and make them stronger. It’s almost impossible to persuade a targeted individual that what they’re experiencing is entirely made up, and I’m pretty sure the comments section of this article is going to prove that a few days after it’s published. 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