Her Highway: Meet Yogita Raghuvanshi, truck driver from Bhopal

first_imgAt the crack of dawn, Yogita Raghuvanshi gets behind the wheel and hits the highway all alone. For the past 15 years, this single mother of two from Bhopal has travelled to nearly every corner of the country in her truck, bending all the unwritten rules of the road.Clocking in miles at a steady speed of about 45 kmph, munching on sprouts, and chewing on cinnamon to keep alert, this is how Raghuvanshi, 49, makes ends meet for herself and her children.On her journeys across the country, it helps that she is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu.One of the country’s leading truck manufacturers has custom-built the truck she drives with such elan. It’s painted a bright red.Life was not always like this for Raghuvanshi. In 2003, her husband, Rajbahadur Raghuvanshi, was killed in a road accident. In a double tragedy, her brother was killed while he was making his way to attend the funeral.That’s when she found that the commerce and law degrees and a beautician certificate she had acquired were not sufficient to give her children a good education. Raghuvanshi decided it was time to take the wheel. Amazingly, Raghuvanshi says she has never felt frightened or threatened on her long hauls. “Other drivers actually encourage me,” she says. And dhabas welcome her with warmth.(Images & text by A.M. Faruqui)last_img read more

Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol out against Timberwolves amid trade talk

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte But shortly before Bickerstaff addressed the media in his pregame availability, The Athletic reported that the Grizzlies were in talks with the Charlotte Hornets regarding a possible trade involving Gasol.The Grizzlies told Gasol and point guard Mike Conley two weeks ago that the organization would begin listening to offers for the two longest-tenured teammates in the NBA. Conley was drafted fourth in the 2007 NBA draft, and Gasol joined the organization after he was part of a trade that sent older brother Pau to the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 1, 2008.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGasol is averaging 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists this season. Read Next Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol, left, drives against New York Knicks’ DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)MEMPHIS, Tennessee— Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was a late scratch for Tuesday night’s home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as trade chatter for the veteran accelerated.Gasol was not listed on Memphis’ injured list earlier in the day, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff announced he would not play. Asked to elaborate on the reason for Gasol’s absence, Bickerstaff declined.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Mighty Sports sweeps group stage in Dubai tilt 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 LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

No lenten break for PH teams with tough task ahead in Fiba 3×3 World Tour Masters

first_img“I think this is the first time I will be playing during the Holy Week,” said Dehesa, a former four-year pro in the PBA who has two kids.”When we were in the PBA, we usually take a break.”“It’s a sacrifice for your family and for our country,” added Santillan, who just finished his final year in La Salle last season and has one son.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, logisticsBalanga Chooks, which qualified for the global meet after placing second in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Asia Pacific Super Quest, have tough task at hand as they face 2019 Wuxi Challengers champion Riga Ghetto at 9:50 pm (Manila time) and Moscow at 11:30 pm.Only two will advance from the group will advance to the knockout playoffs on Friday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Philippine Teams in the 2019 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Masters.MANILA, Philippines–While the country is taking a break for the Holy Week, PH teams Pasig Chooks and Balanga Chooks are starting their campaign in the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar.Karl Dehesa and Santi Santillan and league commissioner Eric Altamirano will not be with their families during this break as they carry the flag in the World Tour.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Joshua-Miller fight off after New York denies license over failed drug test SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We admit we’re nervous because we have a very strong opponent as we’ve seen in our scouting reporter,” Santillan said. “But we’re excited to show that the Philippines is ready for the World Tour.” Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View commentslast_img read more

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 11, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils: As it happened

first_imgWelcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of Match 11 of the Indian Premier League 2016 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (Live Scorecard) Updates:The big guys kept coming and kept entertaining the Bangalaore crowd. And it was De Kock who stole the show on Sunday.No prizes for guessing the Man of the Match. De Kock says he was hoping for one of these days to come. If he continues in the same fashion he will get many more days like these.”Was hoping for one of these days to come. Was a good wicket and had to capitalise. It is a good wicket, fast outfield, did not need to hit big sixes, just try and get boundaries and run ones and twos. When Karun came in, the gameplan was to build a partnership. But we knew boundary balls were going to come. I was waiting for a chance like this.It is nice to contribue to the team all the time. Happy about it, going to keep trying and do it,” the young man says. Zaheer Khan labels De Kock’s knock special. He says he dind’t know whether he did the right things by removing Gayle early as De Villiers, Watson and Sarfraz followed.”Special effort by Quinton and Karun both. We know it was a high scoring ground. Of course special mention has to be for Shami and Morris. My bad over helped me figure out what was going to work here, asked them to bowl back of a length. RCB have a top heavy batting line up. At one stage, we were wondering getting Gayle out was a good thing or bad. We ticked one box today and now we can take our foot off the paddle for a while,” he says.  advertisementThe tight bowling from Mohammed Shami and Chris Morris in the end proved crucial for Delhi. RCB were looking good for a score above 200 when Kohli and ABD were going great guns. However, Shami struck twice in the same over to pull things back for Delhi. RCB were 20 runs short on the day.  Losing captain Virat Kohli, who himself starred with a knock of 79, says the loss was a bit hard to swallow. “Yes it is a bit hard to swallow. Could have been much closer in the end. Credit to de Kock the way he batted and to Karun as well. We thought we could get to 200. But Delhi bowled well, set the field right. Shami bowled well, Brathwaite bowled well in the middle. But it happens in cricket. We have to believe that we can get a batsman out,” he says.Delhi Innings: 23.35 IST: It’s all over. Duminy hits the winning runs for Delhi Daredevils. They won it with seven wickets and five balls to spare. Quality effort from Delhi. Delhi Daredevils beat Royal Challengers Banglaore by seven wickets.23.20 IST: OUT! Shane Watson gets De Kock. The South African youngster departs for 108. What a knock that was. Ice-cool under pressure. Watson doesn’t celebrate. He wishes the young batsman. DD 184/2 in 18.2 overs.  23.26 IST: This is spectacular. De Kock slams maiden ton to take Delhi closer to a big win over RCB. De Kock on 108 off 50 deliveries.  23.18 IST: Fifty for Karun Nair off just 36 balls. He has played a solid hand here providing able support to De Kock. DD 166/2 in 16.4 overs.23.12 IST: De Kock, Nair bring up 100-run stand in just 59 balls. What an effort this from these two Delhi batsmen. DD 158/2 in 16 overs. They need 34 from 24 balls to register a win here. De Kock is a big hit away from his maiden IPL hundred. 23.10 IST: De Kock is inching closer towards his maiden IPL hundred. Will he? Can DD hold their nerve and get past the line here? DD 146/2 in 15 overs. They need  46 from 30 balls.23.07 IST: David Wiese leaks 20 runs in his 14th over. De Kock is doing it with ease, special effort from the young batsman here. DD 136/2 in 14 overs. Delhi now need 56 from 36 balls. Easy, right?  23.00 IST: Time for another stragetic time-out. De Kock is moving along well for Delhi. Karun Nair is giving him good support. A good 66-run stand from just 44 balls here. Delhi have JP Duminy, Carlos Brathwaite and Pawn Negi waiting in the hut. DD 116/2 in 13 overs.  22.56 IST: SIX! De Kock targets Chalal, welcomes him with a six over long on. DD 111/2 in 12.1 overs. Chalal into the attack 22.55 IST: Tidy over from Harshal Patel, five runs from it. DD 105/2 in 12 overs. 22.50 IST: 100 up for Delhi in just 11 over. De Kock is batting well for the away team striking the ball cleanly. He has moved to 58 off 28. He is showing great temperament here, a lesson for youngsters in the Delhi camp to learn. DD 100/2 in 11 overs.  advertisement22.36 IST: SIX! De Kock welcomes the new bowler Harshal Patel with a stunning pick up shot. He deposits the ball into the deep square-leg stands. DD 73/2 in 8.1 overs. 22.34 IST: David Wiese bowled a brilliant over. Karun Nair faced four dots in the over. De Kock is being deprived off the strike. Samson also failed to give the in-form left-hander more balls to face. Delhi are losing momentum here. DD 67/2 in 8 overs. They need 125 runs from 72 deliveries.  The local boy Karun Nair comes into to bat for Delhi. De Kock needs support from the other end.  Top over from Watson to finish the powerplay, one run from it. DD 51/2 in 6 overs.  22.23 IST: OUT! Shane Watson gets the wicket of Samson. The young batsman (9 off 14) succumbs to scoreboard pressure. Good effort from Watson. DD 50/2 in 5.5 overs.  22.19 IST: Decent second over from Rasool, eight runs off it. Delhi have also brought up their fifty in 5 overs. They are on track in this chase of 192 vs Bangalore.  Rasool to continue 22.15 IST: Nine runs from Watson’s first over. De Kock holds the key for Delhi here. DD 42/1 in 4 overs. 22.07 IST: De Kock doesn’t relent after the early loss of Iyer. DD 33/1 in 3 overs. 21.54 IST: WHAT A CATCH!!! Shane Watson and David Wiese pull off a stunning relay-catch at the boundary off Sreenath Aravind’s bowling as Shreyas Iyer departs in the very first over. Delhi 11/1 after 1 over.Kohli (79 off 48) and De Villiers (55 off 33) followed the usual script today. It was raining boundaries in Bangalore.  After De Villiers’ exit, Watson joined the party and struck a quickfire 33. Howver, Shami got DD back into the game with quick wickets. Morris was tidy in the end overs to limit RCB to less than 200 on this ground. Not impossible for DD but they have to be on top of their game to get 194 runs tonight. 21.39 IST: Almost a perfect finish for Delhi. Morris leaks a boundary of the last ball to concede nine in the last over. Delhi have done well in the end overs to restrict RCB to 191/5 in 20 overs.  Chris Morris to bowl the final over.. 21.34 IST: Six runs from Mohammed Shami’s final over. It has been a good night so far for the comeback man. He finishes his four-over quota with 2/34. RCB 183/5 in 19 overs. Is the comeback man doing it for Delhi today? He has been brilliant on the field as well. Crucial blows this for Delhi. 21.28 IST: OUT! Another one for Shami, this time he gets the big wicket of Kohli. The RCB skipper falls for 79. Another Bangalore batsman hits one straight to the long on fielder. RCB 177/5 in 18.1 overs. Chris Morris continues good work. Backs up Shami’s double-wicket over with a tidy one. RCB 177/4 in 18 overs. 21.22 IST: OUT! Brilliant work on the field from Shami off his own bowling. Sarfraz tried to steal a single but Shami was quick to collect the ball and disturb the stumps with a direct throw. Sarfraz was well short. RCB 173/4 jn 16.5 overs. advertisement21.20 IST: OUT! Some respite for Delhi as Shami removes Watson for 33 with a bouncer. Watson tried to play the pull but Shami followed him to effect a top edge. RCB 171/3 in 16.2 overs. 21.14 IST: Bangalore crowd are up on their feet dancing. Kohli is hitting the boundaries at will. 4, 6, 4 to end Zaheer Khan’s final over, 21 runs from the 16th over. RCB 164/2 in 16 overs. 21.08 IST: Amit Mishra can’t stop the carnage. Virat Kohli collects a six and a four from his over to take RCB to 143/2 in 15 overs. 21.03 IST: Shane Watson joins the party in Bangalore. A six and a four to make it sixteen from the over. The good work done in the last two overs goes down the drain. RCB 130/2 after 13 overs. Brathwaite to continue 20.58 IST: It’s Virat Kohli’s turn to acknowledge the crowd this time. He bring up his fifty in 36 balls, second fifty in as many matches for India’s Test skipper. Nonetheless, Shami follows up Brathwaite’s over with another economical over. RCB 114/2 in 13 overs.  Shami to continue.. Good over from Brathwaite, three runs and a wicket from it.  20.53 IST: OUT! Big wicket this! World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite does it for Delhi, removes De Villiers for 55. A 107-run has been snapped. RCB 107/2 in 11.2 overs.  De Villiers hit the full-toss straight into the hands of long on. Carlos Brathwaite into the attack. Can the World T20 hero break this stand? 20.49 IST: Virat Kohli brings up RCB’s 100 with a big six over long on. RCB 106/1 in 11 overs. 20.42 IST: Fifty up for AB de Villiers. The South Africa batsman just needs 25 balls to get there. These two batsmen are going great guns in Bangalore. The home crowd is enjoying every bit of this. RCB 87/1 in 9 overs. 20.39 IST: Good start from the leg-spinner. He just concedes seven in his first over. RCB 79/1 in 8 overs. Amit Mishra into the attack. The leg-spinner returned with figures of 4/11 in the last match. 20.35 IST: Spin makes no difference, nine runs off Negi’s over. RCB 72/1 in 7 overs.  Spin for the first time. Pawan Negi into the attack 20.32 IST: Morris gets the treatment. 13 runs from his over. And that’s the end of the powerplay. Kohli and De Villiers have smashed 63 runs in it. And these two batsmen look in sublime touch. Unstoppable is the word! RCB 63/1 in 6 overs. Morris to bowl now.. 20.27 IST: De Villiers is sparing none. This time he goes after Zaheer Khan. Fifty up for RCB in just five overs. 15 runs from the previous over. RCB 50/1 in 5 overs. 20.21 IST: SIX! Shami bowls a short one and De Villiers was ready for it. The South African stood back and deposited it into the deep mid-wicket stands. RCB 35/1 in 4 overs. 20.20 IST: Virat Kohli has already played two good shots off this over and he has produced eight runs from it. Shami is getting a bit of movement though.  Mohammed Shami is into the attack. It will be interesting to see how he bowls today against top-quality batsmen. 20.15 IST: Another tidy over from Zaheer. Six runs from it. RCB 19/1 in 3 overs. Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi Daredevils batsman, says the crowd is loud at the M Chinnaswamy Staidum. Why would they not be? They have got a galaxy of superstars in their team. 20.10 IST: Good start by Morris, five runs off his over. RCB 13/1 in 2 overs. Chris Morris to share the new ball with Zaheer. 20. 07 IST: AB de Villiers wastes no time, he smashes Zaheer Khan for two fours in the first over. RCB 8/1 in 1 overs. 20.04 IST: OUT! Big wicket for Delhi Daredevils. Zaheer Khan removes Chris Gayle with a beautiful out-swinger. Gayle had no foot movement there and the ball was pouched safely by JP Duminy  at first slip. RCB 0/1 in 0.3 overs.  20.00 IST: Gayle and Kohli are at the middle for RCB. Skipper Zaheer Khan has the new ball for DD.  19.42 IST: Zaheer Khan said at the toss that his team was wary of what Virat Kohli could do while chasing and that they chose to bowl first against RCB today. Zaheer and Co. have to be disciplined at any cost to stop the big guys in red from going big. Having Mohammed Shami back should encourage the Delhi unit.Now that is some compliment on @imVkohli’s run chasing ability @RCBTweets #RCBvDD #VIVOIPLhttps://t.co/NtD4cUzSj9 IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 17, 201619.35 IST: Teams:Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Jean-Paul Duminy, Pawan Negi, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Morris, Zaheer Khan(c), Mohammed Shami, Amit MishraRoyal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Sarfaraz Khan, Kedar Jadhav(w), David Wiese, Parvez Rasool, Harshal Patel, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal 19. 31 IST: Toss: Delhi Daredevils win toss and have opted to bowl first at Bangalore.The big man and his teammates are warming up for the big clash. The @RCBTweets and the army of red is getting ready #RCBvDD #VIVOIPLhttps://t.co/obeszjH8pV IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 17, 201619.25 IST: We’re five minutes away from the toss in Bangalore. Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan will be at the middle. 19.22 IST: Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab have sealed their first win in IPL 2016 by beating Rising Pune Supergiants by six wickets at home. 19.10 IST: It’s Match 11 of  the Indian Premier League and the second game of the double-header today. Delhi Daredevils are playing in Bangalore and they will be wary of what the home side are capable of. Zaheer Khan, who was relieved after his team’s win on Friday, had warned the oppositions to be wary of their unit.  Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will aim to continue their promising start to the season when they take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday.RCB had produced an excellent all-round show in their opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at this same venue. putting up 227, courtesy of some healthy contributions from Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan. They romped home by 45 runs, with Shane Watson and Parvez Rasool bowling exceptionally well.South African veteran AB de Villiers and India team star Virat Kohli had produced an awesome batting display to help them to a massive total of 227. Young batsman Sarfaraz Khan, who plundered 35 runs off just 10 balls, is also in excellent form.Shane Watson and Parvez Rasool followed up with exceptional efforts with the ball as RCB registered a comfortable 45-run victory.The RCB’s batting looks more or less settled with Chris Gayle and Kohli opening the batting. The West Indies star could not get going in the first match and will be eager to make amends on Sunday. The opening pair are followed by de Villers and Shane Watson. The likes of Sarfaraz, Kedar Jhadav and Rasool are also useful with the bat.Delhi on the other hand, had a poor start as they lost their opening match in Kolkata. But they bounced back on Friday with an eight-wicket thrashing of Kings XI Punjab. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra showcased his class with a haul of 4/11 in three overs while skipper Zaheer Khan returned to form after a poor outing against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The former India pacer gave away just 14 runs in his four over while claiming a wicket.Quinton de Kock played a starring role in the victory against Punjab with an unbeaten half-century. He will be expected to come up with another useful contribution against RCB.last_img read more

Maria Sharapova may never play again, says Russian tennis chief

first_imgThe head of the Russian Tennis Federation says Maria Sharapova’s failed doping test could spell the end of her career.Shamil Tarpishchev tells Russian news agency R-Sport that Sharapova’s situation is “bad” and that it is “very doubtful” that she will resume her career.Tarpishchev had previously predicted that Sharapova could return to competition in time to lead the Russian team at the Olympics in August. It was not immediately clear what prompted his change of view.Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January. She said she had taken the drug for a decade for medical purposes and did not know it had been banned for 2016.last_img read more

All-rounder Fabian Allen replaces Khary Pierre in West Indies squad for 3rd T20I vs India

first_imgFabian Allen has replaced Khary Pierre in the West Indies squad for the third T20I against India, scheduled to be held at Guyana National Stadium on Tuesday.Cricket West Indies interim chairman of selectors, Robert Haynes said the selection panel included all-rounder Allen on the back of his performance at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) last year and recently at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.”Fabian is a lively and energetic all-rounder and someone who we believe can win matches for us. We witnessed his performances in the Caribbean Premier League last year and also saw in the recent World Cup what he’s capable of doing. We are planning for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year, so we decided to include him here,” Haynes said. Allen has represented West Indies in nine T20Is and 10 ODIs. He last wore the maroon colours during the World Cup in the UK.West India — who have already lost the series — will look to play for lost pride and end the three-match rubber on a high, before taking on the Men in Blue in the three ODIs and the subsequent two-Test series.Updated West Indies squad for the 3rd T20I: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Fabian Allen, Anthony Bramble, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Keemo Paul, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Sunil Narine, Oshane Thomas.India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.advertisementAlso Read | 3rd T20I: India look to test bench strength after clinching series vs West IndiesAlso Read | India vs West Indies, 3rd T20I: Live streaming and Telecast Channels for Guyana matchlast_img read more

Acclaimed College Football Prediction Model Ranks Tennessee No. 1 Ahead Of 2016 Season

first_imgMcIllese Sports isn’t the biggest name in the world of college football predictions, but over the last few years, few have been more accurate. McIllese, which bases its rankings on 70,000 full season simulations, finished second in each of the last two years of the Stassen Poll, which ranks 22 separate publications’ preseason predictions based on accuracy.If McIllece Sports has another great year, it will have earned it, because its 2016 predictions are very bold. The No. 1 team in its Top 25? The Tennessee Volunteers.Here is the full list. tennessee butch jones peyton manningTwitter/@Vol_Football1. Tennessee 2. Alabama 3. Washington 4. Ohio State 5. Michigan 6. Oklahoma 7. Nebraska 8. Florida State 9. Notre Dame 10. UCLA 11. Clemson 12. LSU 13. Louisville 14. West Virginia 15. North Carolina 16. Houston 17. San Diego State 18. Iowa 19. Boise State 20. Florida 21. USC 22. Ole Miss 23. Oregon 24. Texas 25. PittsburghThe model does not predict post-season play, so based on the finish, we’re looking at an Alabama-Tennessee rematch in the SEC Championship, likely for a College Football Playoff No. 1 seed. The rest of the field would be Washington, which many are very high on as a breakout program this year, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, assuming no conferences land multiple playoff spots. That would certainly make for an interesting four-team field.What do you think of McIllese Sports’ predictions, College Football fans?[McIllese Sports]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

It is like a second homecoming: Shikhar Dhawan on his return to Delhi Capitals

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 16:33 IST Shikhar Dhawan joined the Delhi Capitals squad for training on Sunday (Shikhar Dhawan Twitter)Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan Monday reckoned that the Indian batsmen would need to score the bulk of runs for Delhi Capitals to harbour hopes of winning the Indian Premier League.Dhawan joined the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad here on Sunday after having taken part in the recently concluded One-Day series against Australia.The left-handed batsman also took part in a T20 practice match organised by the Delhi Capitals to prepare for the upcoming season.”In IPL, the team who wins the trophy is always the one who has the best balance in the squad. Our team this year is also very balanced as we have good all-rounders, spinners and batsmen. The most important thing for us will be that our Indian batsmen play well and our top 4-5 batsmen are Indian, so I am expecting a great season ahead,” said Dhawan.A regular in India’s limited overs scheme of things, Dhawan has spent 10 seasons away in IPL before joining the Delhi franchise.”It is like a second homecoming for me, and I am very excited to be a part of the Delhi Capitals for the IPL season. It is a very happy feeling for me to have come back to my home city of Delhi after spending 10 seasons away in the IPL,” said Dhawan.He continued, “Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium has been my home ground since my early days, and I will be doing my best to perform for the team as I know the conditions and pitches well.advertisement”Apart from that, I will also be looking to help our younger players get used to the pressure of playing in such a big tournament, and hopefully I can spur them on to perform on the field to the best of their abilities.”For Sunday’s practice T20 match, the squad was divided into two teams, one led by Rishabh Pant, who joined them over the weekend, and the other by Shreyas Iyer.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019Follow Indian Premier League It is like a second homecoming: Shikhar Dhawan on his return to Delhi CapitalsShikhar Dhawan joined the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad in the capital on Sunday after having taken part in the recently concluded One-Day series against Australia.advertisementlast_img read more

Minister Brings Issues Forward at Federal Meeting

first_imgAGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Minister Brings Issues Forward at FederalMeeting Federal and provincial agriculture ministers met in Torontotoday, April 8, to discuss food safety and quality issuesaffecting the agriculture industry. “I took the opportunity today to bring forward concerns to myfederal and provincial colleagues so we can try to move forwardon the programs that will benefit producers in Nova Scotia,” saidAgriculture and Fisheries Minister Chris d’Entremont. “I ampleased with today’s discussions and am very optimistic that weare moving in a positive direction.” Ministers reviewed current challenges and discussed ways to buildon the progress created by the Agriculture Policy Framework. Theyagreed to continue working with producers and industrystakeholders to determine what governments can do to ensure thatthe framework promotes economic growth for Canadian farmers. During the meeting, Mr. d’Entremont brought forward provincialconcerns regarding an agreement on wine standards. He alsoexpressed concerns about the Canadian Environmental AssessmentAct and how it is hindering implementation of the framework. Heindicated that the framework needs to be recognized across all ofCanada and that programs need to be developed to address regionalconcerns. The next meeting of federal-provincial and territorialagriculture ministers will be held June 28-30 in Prince EdwardIsland.last_img read more

Canada raises more than 38 billion for poor girls education at G7

first_imgQUEBEC – The Trudeau government announced at the G7 summit that it has raised more than $3.8 billion in an effort with other countries to send the world’s poorest girls to school.That’s includes a $400-million investment from Canada as part of the overall three-year commitment, and also includes contributions from G7 partners and the World Bank.The money raised exceeds the US$1.3 billion over three years that a coalition of 30 non-governmental organizations had called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise as part of his chairmanship of the G7 this year.One of Trudeau’s cross-cutting themes for Canada’s G7 chairmanship was gender equality and empowering women and girls.Trudeau met this morning with his Gender Equality Advisory Council ahead of the expected announcement.He spoke of the importance of educating girls in remarks at the start of the meeting, which included his fellow G7 leaders and Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund.last_img read more

US Germany firms to promote Destination Guyana

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana featured on cover of int’l travel magazineJune 17, 2019In “latest news”Guyana tourism to be marketed by US, German firms- GTASeptember 3, 2018In “Environment”GTA honors eight tourism ambassadorsDecember 12, 2018In “latest news” Kaieteur FallsAs part of the growing demand for local tourism, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) on Tuesday announced the appointment of two new market representation firms to promote Destination Guyana in the North American and German travel markets.The aim of this venture is to increase visits from these targeted destinations.The new firms, Emerging Destinations in partnership with Green Team Global, will be representing Guyana in the United States and Canada, while Fastforward Marketing, a subsidiary of Travel Marketing Romberg, will be representing Guyana in Germany.The market representatives will be working year-round to raise awareness and further establish Guyana’s presence in these markets, increase demand, and strengthen the direct connections between international tour operators, travellers and the Guyanese travel trade.There are daily non-stop flights to Guyana available from New York, Miami, Toronto, Panama City, and a number of Caribbean islands, which have direct access to the United Kingdom and Germany.According to the GTA, in a press statement on Tuesday, the US, Canada, and the UK are Guyana’s core markets, and Germany is an investment market for travellers who are seeking out authentic nature, culture and adventure experiences.The release further noted that Guyana is well-positioned to become the next must-see destination for adventurous travellers.“Formally entering these markets is a critical component of Guyana’s overall tourism strategy,” explained GTA Director Brian Mullis. “We are confident that our newly-formed strategic alliances with Emerging Destinations, Green Team Global, and Fastforward Marketing will effectively bring Destination Guyana into the global tourism marketplace and meet the growing demand for the increasing number of travellers that are looking for the wealth of natural and cultural heritage we have in abundance.”The appointment of North American and German market representation firms comes during an exciting time for the tourism industry in Guyana.With the recent launch of the new Destination Guyana website, the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, increased airlift to Guyana from international carriers such as American Airlines, and the GTA working to secure market representation in the UK Market before the end of the year, the tourism sector is well poised for growth and positive impact. read more

10 things we learned from Paul Kimmages interview on Marian

first_img9. He was incredibly touched by the defence fund set up by cycling fans to cover his legal costs“[Looking back on my journalism career initially] I thought, ultimately, it was a waste of time.“After this defence fund, I realised, ‘you actually did make a difference’.“That was the most satisfying thing of my entire journalistic career. I was going to be able to defend myself.”10. He’s a big fan of Russell Brand“Russell Brand wrote a piece on Thatcher. I thought it was a brilliant piece of writing.”Listen to the full interview here>The Paul Kimmage film about his Lance crusade, doping and the UCI that you should see>Cycling Ireland to hold EGM on McQuaid’s nomination> “[My parents] devoted their lives to the four of us. The one thing I wanted to do was be a bike racer. It is, or was, a cinderella sport.“It’s a very close-knit community. I met Stephen Roche when I was 13.“I signed up as a pro in 1986. It’s different when it becomes your job. As a kid, you dream about it. It looks glamorous and it is glamorous at times. A bit of the love goes out of it when you’re relying on it for your bills. I’ve been living the life of a monk since I was 15. Every night I’d go to bed at 9.30. I was very dedicated, and it requires that.“All in all, I wouldn’t change anything – the life experiences have made me what I am.” 4. He’d ‘almost take a gun’ to his kids if they went into cycling“All I knew as a kid was cycling and comics.“I don’t want them to be as obsessed and narrow-minded as I was.”5. His success came from him wanting to please his dad“I wanted him to be proud of me. So much of my drive was wanting to please my dad.“My younger brother was much more talented – he was the guy that should’ve made it.”(Kimmage, pictured in his younger days – INPHO/Billy Stickland)6. He’s still on bad terms with Stephen Roche“Stephen was someone that I’d idolised.“I would challenge you to read Rough Ride and find a bad word about Stephen. It shattered our relationship irreparably.“Of course he was aware of the doping. It was self interest [denying it].“I was in Easons signing copies of the book and The Evening Press came in. The front page read: ‘Roche may sue over Late Late’.“We’ve met several times since. The last time we met was at the Berkley Court in 2000. He wanted to meet me and shake his hand and I didn’t want to shake his hand. I didn’t because I still felt betrayed by him. I’d like him to explain how I betrayed him.”7. His first Late Late Show appearance gave him sleepless nights“I naively thought I was going to get applauded. What I did had huge implications for Kelly, Roche and Martin [Earley].“I went on the Late Late Show. Gay [Byrne] was too good a broadcaster to ignore the elephant in the room [the issue of whether or not Roche or Kelly doped].“I don’t think I slept trying to figure how I’d answer him. I said ‘it’s not important, this is about my career’. Sean had tested positive twice.“I wasn’t prepared to hang Kelly out there.”8. Not being able to write made him feel ‘vulnerable’ “I felt incredibly vulnerable for eight months. Then I got a chance to write for the Daily Mail. There were serious questions about Team Sky.“The sports editor said he wouldn’t be able to publish [the piece I wrote]. Anne is downstairs saying: ‘Paul, what are you doing?’“The sports editor read it again and eventually said: ‘You’re right, there are questions, we’re going to run it.’” 1. 2012 was the worst year of his life“In January I was made redundant. Two weeks later, I got a lawsuit. It was a personal action against me. As a result of closure to the Armstrong case, there was satisfaction. I was getting praise, but I was still out of work.“I got a phone call from someone I’d never spoken to [who said I was being made redundant], and it was a shock.“I went from a position where I was bullet proof to walking down to the local unemployment office.”2. He suffered ‘enormous guilt’ as a result of his own doping“Mentally I cracked, and I’m glad I did, because it gave me a sense of the power of these drugs.“I was almost running through the wall, I was so keen to get back on my bike.“From a performance point of view, it didn’t make any sense. It was a straight race, there were no times involved. I went home that night outside of Grenoble. The guilt of it – saying, ‘what have you done?’ I told Anne, my wife.“The second time I did it, I didn’t feel any guilt. After three times, I stopped. In a way, that was the end. I felt my career was over, I wasn’t going to achieve anything.”3. He lost some of his love for cycling when he turned prolast_img read more

Time to buy property in Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It’s been decades during which real estate property prices in Greece have been steadily increasing. Purchasing property in Greece was a near safe bet for almost time immemorial. Especially since the property boom of 1998 onwards, when Greek banks started offering loans and mortgages to a relative “virgin” Greek mortgage – finance market, values in many areas have skyrocketed. That until 2010. When the crisis hit hard in Greece, property values first stopped rising. And then, for the last two or three years, they have started their steady, albeit controlled, decline. Until a couple of years ago foreign prospective buyers may have thought that the properties they liked in Greece were a bit overvalued. Now this is history. Property prices have declined, in some cases dramatically, to such an extent that many think that now is the opportunity to buy. If you are among those contemplating purchasing property in Greece, here is some basic advice on the process from A to Z.First, one has to locate the property they are interested in. This can be done either by personally searching the market and using every bit of information one has on properties, locations, prices, yearly yields etc, or by appointing one or more real estate brokers to find the property with the characteristics one desires. It must be noted that when you sell or buy property in Greece, you can appoint more than one estate agent to offer you opportunities for a deal. Usually, you are not bound by exclusivity terms and you have the option to take or to decline any offer provided by the agent, even if it meets your initial requirements. If you decide to take the deal, you will have to pay a maximum two per cent on the sale price to the agent, who found the deal for you. Once you have spotted the property you want, and you have agreed on the price, you need to obtain a lawyer, who will work only for you. It is advisable – especially if you are a foreigner not familiar with Greek law and practice – the lawyer be of your absolute choice and trust. Retaining an attorney, who comes as a referral from the estate agent or even from the seller’s or developer’s side, may not be a good idea. It is vital that your lawyer protects solely your interests and is not even acquainted with the other party. Many foreigners have purchased real estate property in Greece in the past, not exactly knowing that the lawyer who represented them on the purchase should have been of their absolute choice and trust, and there have been cases where the complications that followed could have been avoided if there was a better understanding between foreign buyers and their Greek attorney. Once the attorney working for the buyer has become familiar with their client’s desires and instructions, allowing for a client – attorney understanding and confidentiality to be established, the attorney for the buyer will contact the seller’s attorney and the agent to request copies of the deeds/titles of the property to be sold. The most crucial part of the purchase is to check the titles and confirm that the property is free of any legal burden, lien or other liabilities. The title check takes place at the local cadastre or land registry, where the property is located. The examination of the good standing of the titles of the property to be purchased takes place on the spot at the local land registry by the buyer’s attorney and it is the most crucial part of the purchase. Only lawyers are allowed to make such title searches and only the buyer’s attorney will have the final say (and the final responsibility) for the purchase to go ahead or not, at least as far as the buyer is concerned. Once the title search has produced the result that the property is of sound legal standing, or once the necessary adjustments in the titles have been done by the seller (modifications of his titles, deletion of old and forgotten liens etc.), the notary public will start drafting the deed of sale. The notary public is chosen and paid by the buyer. The attorney for the buyer and the attorney for the seller advise the notary public on the drafting of the deed of sale. The seller and the buyer will execute the deed of sale at the notary’s office, in the presence of their respective attorneys. Each side (seller and buyer) can execute the deed either in person (by physically being present at the notary’s office and signing the deed), or by proxy. Their proxy can be their attorney, a friend or a relative, who must be of their utmost trust. The foreign buyer must always remember that the funds to be used for the purchase of the property must be wired from the buyer’s bank account abroad to the buyer’s bank account in Greece. If the foreign buyer has funds in a Greek bank, the buyer must have either declared the funds as income in his past Greek tax returns, or must be able to prove that he/she wired the funds in the past years from a bank outside of Greece to a Greek bank. The final important matter that any foreign buyer of property in Greece must be aware of is that the purchase of the real estate property has not taken place, even after it has been executed by the two parties at the notary’s office, until the deed is properly registered with the local land registry, in the buyer’s name. This usually happens within a few days of the deed’s execution. *Christos ILIOPOULOS is an attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M. To contact e-mail: bm-bioxoi@otenet.gr or ktimatologiolaw@yahoo.grlast_img read more

Real Madrid want club midfielder Isco to lose weight

first_imgReal Madrid have asked Francisco Isco Alarcon to lose weight.It appears Isco gained weight after undergoing appendicitis surgery to which he has returned from and willing to be featured for matches.Los Blancos have allegedly informed the attacking midfielder that he must start to lose weight in order to earn a recall to the team’s starting XI. Isco has enjoyed an impressive spell with Real since joining from Malaga five years ago, but the Spanish midfielder’s operation back in September means he is yet to regain full fitness.The former Valencia trainee has made five appearances since the back end of October, but according to reports in Spain, the players and staff of the club are unhappy with his level of fitness.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Eduardo Inda who is the director of the Spanish news outlet, OK  Diario, is quoted as saying via Sports Mole:“Isco’s situation is unsustainable. He’s not in the coach’s favour nor the dressing room’s anymore. They’ve had a word because he’s still overweight.”“They speak about him being overweight, but the problem is also that he’s clashing with the heavyweights in the dressing room.”Isco is currently a part of the Spanish national team setup for the UEFA Nations League tie against Croatia and the friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina.last_img read more

What are the rights of employees with arrest records

first_imgAn Allstate employee of 30 years recently won a $2 million wrongful termination lawsuit after the insurance company fired him after finding an old arrest on his record.KUSI was joined by Attorney Joann Rezzo with more on arrest records and your rights as an employee. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 4, 2018 What are the rights of employees with arrest records? May 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Bloomberry to break ground on second Solaire in mid2019 Razon

first_img Load More RelatedPosts “We will complete the masterplan for the Quezon City casino project by January next year,” he said, adding “This is part of our strategy to capture the base mass segment in the north.”Bloomberry subsidiary Sureste Properties Inc, which operates Solaire, purchased the 1.57-hectare parcel of land in Quezon City in 2015 for Php1.98 billion (US$37.8 million). It aims to complete construction by 2022.Despite Quezon City’s relatively close proximity to Manila’s Entertainment City precinct – located just 30 kilometres away – Razon said he didn’t expect any cannibalization of the market.“We expect the market to grow,” he said. “We foresee that tourism will continue to play a significant role in the growth of Philippine IRs. Growth will likewise be boosted by the rise in middle-class incomes and increasing connectivity across the region.“In Entertainment City, infrastructure and real estate projects are being constructed at a rapid rate and this should drive increased foot traffic into Solaire.”Bloomberry also announced earlier this week that it had completed the purchase from PAGCOR of the 160,359 square meters of land upon which Solaire Resort & Casino currently sits for Php37.3 billion (US$710.1 million). Strong mass volume and VIP hold at Solaire boost Bloomberry revenue, profit in 2Q19 Bloomberry Resorts Corp Chairman and founder Enrique Razon Jr says the final design for the company’s second Philippines integrated resort in Quezon City will be finalized by January, with construction to begin in mid-2019.Speaking at the company’s stockholders meeting on Tuesday, Razon also revealed that Bloomberry’s latest IR development – to be branded under the Solaire name – could have the same total floor space for casino operations as its flagship Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila’s Entertainment City, despite the smaller land size meaning the build will be vertical. Suncity Group, Bloomberry Resorts unveil Wakayama IR visions Bloomberry Resorts establishes cruise terminal management armlast_img read more

Soldier returns from deployment surprises son at Taekwondo class

first_imgLuca expressed his happiness at having his dad back home after such a long time.“Excitement,” he said. “I feel joy in my heart. I’m never gonna leave his side.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – A soldier returning home for a heartwarming reunion in Tennessee surprised his son after nearly a year overseas.Staff Sgt. Rob Cesternino and his wife set up the surprise at their son Luca’s Taekwondo class.The 9-year-old boy thought he was facing off against his instructors while blindfolded. He didn’t realize who he was punching — until his father called him by his nickname.“Come on, Chip, is that all you got?” Rob asked his son.“Daddy?” Luca replied, pulling off the blindfolds before leaping in for a big hug.Cesternino had been serving in Jordan and Syria since last May.“It’s tough,” he said. “We don’t give enough thought of how difficult that is on the families.” last_img read more

Uttar Pradesh SCST panel orders invocation of NSA against

first_imgLUCKNOW: The UP SC/ST Commission Thursday asked state government to invoke the NSA and the Gangster Act against culprits behind killings of 10 tribal people in Sonbhadra district and take action against officials for their “negligence” in averting the massacre. The Commission also rushed a two-member team of its Deputy Chairman Maniram Kaul and member Ramsewak Kharwar for a first-hand probe into the shootout said an official statement. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The team will visit the scene of crime, meet the Adivasis and injured persons and submit a report to SC/ST Commission chairman Brij Lal, said the panel. Ten people were killed and 18 others injured as a village head and his supporters allegedly opened fire on a rival group. The deceased belonged to the Gond tribe. Directing Sonbhadra district magistrate and superintendent of police to arrest all the culprits at the earliest, the commission asked them to invoke the stringent National Security Act in the case to ensure that “the perpetrators of the crime do not get bail”. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us Public order has been disturbed because of this incident and it requirers invocation of the NSA and Gangster Act, the commission said. The Uttar Pradesh Commission for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes also sought the trial of the case by a fast track court to ensure its speedy disposal. The commission said, “The matter pertains to an old land dispute under which there has been a continued move to evict the Adivasis by musclemen and negligence of the police and administration can be seen in it.” Advertise With Us “The officials conducting the inquiry also need to look into the negligence aspect and ensure that action is taken against officials and staff found responsible,” the release said. The Commission also directed the district administration to provide security to the Adivasis by deploying adequate police force in the village, the release said. The Commission asked the government to make immediate payment of compensation as per the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, besides a monthly pension of Rs 5,000 to each of the families whose earning members died in the shootout. The panel also asked the government to provide free education up to the graduation level to the children of the deceased.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday October 6

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWhen it comes to terrorism in the United States are we more potentially endangered by radical Islam or White supremacy? A report in the New York Times over the summer suggests White supremacists are the more real threat to Americans. We’ll have analysis from a panel including Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Plus, how do we reform public housing policy in Baltimore in the wake of the, “sex for service,” scandal alleged at public housing units by Baltimore Housing Authority maintenance workers. We’ll open our phone lines and ask our listeners their thoughts.It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more