Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan break ICC tournaments jinx against India

first_imgPakistan finally got the better of India in an ICC match since 2009 when they beat the Virat Kohli-led side by a massive 180-run margin to lift their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title.Pakistan reached the final of the elite tournament for the first time since its inception in 1998.Put into bat, Pakistan rode of a brilliant maiden century by Fakhar Zaman (114) and twin half-centuries by Azhar Ali (59) and Mohammad Hafeez (57 not out) to post a mammoth 338/4 in 50 overs.In reply, India’s chase never took off and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Mohammad Amir rattled the famed Indian top order before Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali chipped in with crucial breakthroughs.Pakistan last won against India at an ICC in the 2009 edition of the Champions Trophy. However, India maintained an upper-hand since that loss to win in all the ICC events matches, including the tournament opener at the Edgbaston.The victory also helped Pakistan better their head-to-head record against India to 3-2 at the Champions Trophy and 13-3 overall. But the Men in Blue continue to lead in World Cups and World Twenty20s 11-0.India and Pakistan have not played bilateral series since 2012-13 and have met only in ICC events.Fakhar shared a fluent century opening partnership with Azhar Ali (59) and unleashed a barrage of attacking strokes all around a sun-kissed ground to give Pakistan real hope of upsetting the defending champions.Azhar also continued his fine form in the tournament, reaching his fifty off 61 balls before he was run out following a mix-up with his partner.advertisementBabar Azam joined Fakhar, who lofted Ravindra Jadeja over long-on for six and got to three figures by sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin to the boundary.He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win for the lowest-ranked team going into the tournament who lost heavily to India in the group stage.Fakhar hit 12 fours and three sixes before skying a catch off Hardik Pandya but Pakistan, who upset hosts England in the semi-finals, had the perfect platform to make the highest total in a Champions Trophy final.Babar chipped in with a solid 46 and Mohammad Hafeez struck three sixes in a punchy unbeaten 57 that left India needing to produce the highest successful run chase in the tournament’s history to lift the trophy for the third time.last_img read more

UPSC CISF AC(EXE) LDCE Exam 2018: Registration, rules and examination pattern

first_imgThe Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for the Central Industrial Security Force CISF AC(EXE) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2018 on its official website. The dates on which and the places at which the examination will be held, shall be fixed by the Commission.Eligibility criteriaEducational qualification:Those interested in applying should have completed graduation from a recognised universityPossession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate will be a desirable qualification and will be given consideration at the time of interview/personality test only.Age limit:The age of the candidates should not exceed 35 years. Relaxation in age will be provided as per the government norms.Selection procedureThe candidates will be selected on the basis of a written examination, physical and medical standard tests or personality/interview tests.(Read: UPSC releases NDA/NA merit list 2017: Shivansh Joshi secures highest marks in exam)Written examination schemeThe written examination will comprise two papers as follows:Paper 1: General ability and intelligence and professional skill, (300 marks) (150 questions) (2.5 hours)Paper 2: Essay, precis writing and comprehension- 100 Marks (2 hours)Medical test Personality testPhysical make-up:AppearanceBearingManners and mannerismGeneral intelligence, aptitude and interest:Ability to perceive, analyse and present facts and situationWork related aptitudes, like disciple, empathy etcExtra-curricular activities-participation in games, sports, debates, etc.Disposition:Leadership, drive, determination, quick decision making etcSelf relianceAbility to face stress and crisisCourage-coral and physicalBehavioural aspect of personality:Inter-personal relations with superiors and subordinatesCommitment to values, integrity, secular and national orientationHow to applyInterested, eligible candidates will be required to apply online at the official website and a hard copy of the same is to be routed through proper channel to the CISF authorities for verification and onwards transmission to the Commission.advertisementRead: Declared! RBI Assistant Prelims Result 2017 out at, check here Read: Don’t wear full sleeves clothes, shoes for Delhi Police Constable Exam: Here’s the list of banned itemslast_img read more

Manchester City thrash Huddersfield to close gap on table-toppers Liverpool

first_imgManchester City barely got out of second gear as they easily beat bottom club Huddersfield Town to close the gap on the Premier League leaders Liverpool to four points on Sunday.Danilo’s deflected shot gave City the lead in an opening half in which they were not at their sharpest.That goal took City’s goal tally to 100 in all competitions this season — making them the only club in Europe’s top five leagues to reach that total.Pep Guardiola’s side upped the tempo early in the second half and Raheem Sterling headed in their second goal in the 54th minute before Leroy Sane made it 3-0 two minutes later.+30-3 #HUDMCI #mancity City (@ManCity) January 20, 2019It was a poor advert for the Premier League with Huddersfield, who look almost certain to get relegated and who parted company with manager David Wagner this week, offering next to nothing as an attacking force.City’s fourth consecutive win since back-to-back losses over Christmas took them to 56 points from 23 games with Liverpool on 60 after they beat Crystal Palace on Saturday 4-3.PEP Second half we were better, especially the first 15. Our rhythm was not quick enough [in the first half] but we would take that result.I am honest with them and tell them all the time what I feel. #HUDMCI #mancityManchester City (@ManCity) January 20, 2019PEP (102) is a lot of goals yeah. We have done so good.In the @premierleague one team has been better but it’s January and there are many games left to play.In January, you don’t win the league.advertisementManchester City (@ManCity) January 20, 2019Toothless Huddersfield, who had caretaker boss Mark Hudson in charge for the first time, have only 11 points and are 10 points behind Newcastle United who are 17th.last_img read more

MS Dhoni plays charity football match ahead of India vs Australia series

first_imgSuperstar India cricket MS Dhoni’s love for football is well documented. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who had been a goalkeeper during his school days, never misses an opportunity to flaunt his football skills.Dhoni, who often can be spotted doing football drills during Team India training sessions, played a charity football match in Juhu, Mumbai earlier this week. Flaunting his new hairstyle, Dhoni was fit as ever as donned the football boots alongside a few celebrities, including Bollywood actor Aparsakthi Khurana and Dino Morea.A large crowd gathered to watch Dhoni in action, this time on a football field. Notably, the India cricketer had also taken part in a similar charity football match in Mumbai, playing alongside the likes of Nick Jonas and Ishan Khatter after India’s Asia Cup win in October last year. MS Dhoni at a charity football match in Mumbai (@RhitiSports Photo)Meanwhile, Dhoni will be sporting the new hairstyle clean cut with short sides and a small tuft of hair all spiked up at the front in the upcoming limited-over series against Australia. Aaron Finch-led Australian side will take on hosts India in a two-match T20I and a five-match ODI series, starting February 24.Dhoni has been in fine form in the ongoing year with the bat and from behind the stumps. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, who had scored only 275 runs from 20 matches last year, has moved up three places in the ICC ODI rankings to the 14th spot after the tours to Australia and New Zealand.Dhoni has begun the World Cup year with a bang, scoring three successive half-centuries in India’s historic 2-1 ODI series in Australia. It was also the first time since 2011 Dhoni had won a Man of the Series award.advertisementMeanwhile, expressing relief and delight at Dhoni’s form with the bat, India’s senior selection committee chairman, MSK Prasad reiterated that the senior campaigner will be crucial to India’s chances at the World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales.”Well, if you have to win a match or a series, it’s going to be a team effort. Having said that, our openers are doing really well. Virat is in fantastic form. But here, I have just added that MS, under whom we have won two major World Cups… the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup in 2011… his experience will come to the fore. His mentoring will also be very crucial, crucial. We all know the chemistry Virat and Mahi share is very, very important. That’s the reason why I said MS Dhoni is very crucial,” MSK Prasad said.He added: “Time and again, I have said he is the best wicketkeeper in the world. With every passing game, his wicketkeeping skills are only getting better. Yes, we were a bit worried about his batting form at a point in time. With these two series, all those worries are addressed. He’s back in form. He will be playing the Australia series and the IPL. He is going to play a very good no. of matches, which is important for him.”Also Read | MS Dhoni ensures Indian flag doesn’t touch the ground as fan rushes out to touch his feetAlso Read | India should not play Pakistan in 2019 Cricket World Cup: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik vs Rishabh Pant for World Cup: MSK Prasad weighs in on debateAlso See:last_img read more

a month agoSampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get serious

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get seriousby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has challenged Gianluca Vialli to get serious if he wants to buy the club.Ferrero insists he’s not the one holding up the sale.”I called it a song and dance, because if I want to buy a club, a price is agreed, it is paid and the paperwork exchanged,” Ferrero told Rai Due.“Anyone who knows about football gives their value to Sampdoria. When I arrived here, the Primavera youth team was playing 80km away, there was no home stadium for them, but I created Sampdoria Next Generations, a football school introducing kids to Samp.“I don’t know how much they are offering me, because I haven’t heard from anyone and there are no negotiations. If Vialli wants Sampdoria, he should come here and make an offer. You’ve got to stop attacking me about this.“If they give me the money Sampdoria is worth, then I will walk away. If not, I’m staying here, as Samp is in my heart and I am not afraid of anything.“I work for Samp from morning until night. Vialli is a legend for Samp, I know that, but let’s try to make sense of the whole thing.” last_img read more

Huawei Watch GT smartwatch sells over 2 million units since its launch

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 21, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 11:46 IST HIGHLIGHTSHuawei sold over two million Watch GT units since its launch.Huawei has posted a year-on-year growth of 282.2 per cent compared to same quarter last year.The company has shipped 5 million smartwatches in the first quarter of 2019.Huawei announced this week that it has sold over two million units of the Huawei Watch GT smartwatch globally since its launch last October. This also makes the Watch GT the company’s most popular smartwatch yet. As per a report by analyst firm IDC, Huawei has posted a year-on-year growth of 282.2 per cent compared to the same quarter last year.The company has shipped 5 million smartwatches in the first quarter of 2019, which puts it among the top three global wearable vendors. In March, the Huawei Watch GT was launched in India priced at Rs 15,990. That same month, Huawei also announced two new editions of the Watch GT, a 46mm Active Edition and 42mm Elegant Edition, in a bid to offer more styles and variety for consumers.The Huawei Watch GT went official last year in October highlighting a 2-week battery life. The smartwatch sports a 1.39-inch OLED (454×454) display and ships with LiteOS. Additionally, the Watch GT also features Truseen 3.0 heart rate monitor that offers a 24-hour monitoring and can provide a detailed feedback on the user’s health. The smartwatch also supports Trusleep 2.0 which can identify six typical sleep problems and provide suggestions to improve sleep quality.The Watch GT supports over 10 exercise modes that includes outdoor walking, hiking, trail run, swimming and cycling. The smartwatch supports Bluetooth v4.2 and NFC and is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 or later and iOS 9 or later. The Watch GT is water resistant up to 50 meters. It can be purchased in India via Amazon.advertisementALSO READ | Huawei P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro and 15 more Huawei phone will get Android Q updateGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HuaweiFollow Watch GT Huawei Watch GT smartwatch sells over 2 million units since its launchHuawei has shipped a total of 5 million smartwatches in the first quarter of 2019, which puts it among the top three global wearable vendors.advertisementlast_img read more

USCG Questions El Faro’s Stability and Cargo Security

first_imgzoom As the second round of El Faro hearings continues this week, the US Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation listened to testimonies about the ship’s stability and cargo security, local media reported.With these hearing the USCG is trying to determine what led to the sinking, and whether commercial pressure, negligence in cargo security or poor safety culture had anything to do with the accident.Most of Monday’s hearings revolved around a software program CargoMax, used to calculate load and stability. The board found out that American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a company which was hired to certify El Faro, owns a 50 percent interest in the company that develops the cargo loading problem they were certifying. During the hearings, ABS said that these facts did not present any conflict.The hearings also revealed that the loading requirements in El Faro’s manual did not undergo a lot of change since 2005, casting doubt on the captain’s ability to make the right calculations for stability.Last week’s hearings of the Coast Guard’s investigation unveiled that the final inspection of the ill-fated cargo ship El Faro did not show any signs of mechanical or structural issues. Furthermore, the board heard that the US-flagged cargo ship received outdated weather forecasts before it encountered Hurricane Joaquin, while the former El Faro master, Capt. Jack Hern, earlier said that he had raised concerns over the ship’s stability, citing water integrity-issues, wear on hatches and boilers that often needed maintenance as key vulnerabilities.The second round of hearings, set to last until May 27, will cover other circumstances surrounding the sinking of the US-flagged cargo ship as the officials try to find the reasons which led to the loss of the vessel and its 33 crewmembers on October 1, 2015, during Hurricane Joaquin while El Faro was sailing from Florida to Puerto Rico.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Government Responds to DSTN Decision

first_imgThe board of directors for DSME Trenton (DSTN) informed government late Feb. 18, that the company is ceasing operations permanently. As the primary secured creditor, government will exercise its right to file for receivership proceedings to try to recover as much of its investment as possible. “DSTN’s future prospects have not improved over the past year, and the domestic wind tower market is well below expectations,” said Business Minister Mark Furey. “Government has few options except to prevent the risk of further loss while ensuring all assets are returned to Nova Scotians. “I know this is a difficult time for employees, their families and many people in the community who worked very hard to support this project. I share in your disappointment and offer my sincerest gratitude for your efforts,” said Mr. Furey. “I also want to offer my thanks to our partners at DSME in Korea, and my regret that this joint venture was not successful.” DSTN has indicated it has several million dollars in cash, equipment and property. Taking action now will minimize the potential cost to taxpayers for any environmental cleanup or receivership fees. According to the company, at this time they have no customer orders and are operating in a maintenance mode with 19 active employees. Continued operations in this condition are estimated to cost about $400,000 per month just to stay open. After more than five years in operation, DSTN did not make money on any contracts or achieve job targets. “Government did everything reasonably possible to help the company become profitable, including supporting an investment attraction initiative that did not find any new customers or investors,” said Mr. Furey. “Converting the facility to another use, such as manufacturing pressurized railcars, would have required another multi-million dollar investment from taxpayers. This is simply not affordable, and would have a limited chance of success.” In 2010, government committed up to $59.4 million to DSTN. This included $19.6 million for 49 per cent of the company’s common shares, $36 million in repayable loans and a $3.8 million forgivable loan. $56.3 million has been disbursed to the company. The company informed government that it is not in a position to start payment on the repayable loans, which was scheduled to begin in early 2018.last_img read more

Inuk Grandmother defiant after being locked in mens prison strip searched

first_imgTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsBeatrice Hunter, the Inuk grandmother and Labrador land protector who was jailed for defying a judge says she is traumatized, and angry about her experience of being shipped 1,600 km south to a St. John’s jail where she was strip searched.“The guard, she didn’t touch me, but it was so degrading. All I kept thinking was that you don’t have my permission,” said Hunter.In an interview from her home in Labrador, Hunter’s voice shakes with emotion as she describes what it was like to leave Goose Bay by plane in handcuffs and shackles on her ankles.“I was fearful. What if I didn’t get to see my kids again?” said Hunter. “It really hit me. I couldn’t believe it. I looked out the window to make sure I saw my kid’s house, my sister’s house. The second thing I thought, I hope I don’t go missing and murdered like all those women. I broke crying down on the plane.”Hunter said the Canadian justice system is “racist and discriminatory” and hopes the outcry over her recent incarceration brings about change.“What I’m hoping for is Indigenous law to be a part of our legal system,” said Hunter. “I’m hoping for Muskrat to be shut down. I’m still hoping for our people to rise up and shut it down. It’s already done damage but we can still fix it.”Hunter spent eleven days in a St. John’s jail for men over 1,600 km from her home for not promising to obey a court injunction to stay away from Muskrat Falls, a controversial hydroelectric project outside Happy Valley Goose Bay in Labrador.On Monday, Senators Murray Sinclair and Kim Pate released a joint letter to express their “extreme disappointment” over Hunter’s “unjust incarceration.”“Protesting is a basic civil right, not a crime justifying imprisonment,” wrote Murray and Pate. “She harmed no one and was motivated only by love and a sense of duty. She is a steward of land, the very land that the government failed to engage and consult about when the Muskrat Falls development was being planned.”The letter to Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball called the actions of the government “shameful: first robbing Ms Hunter’s people of their legal rights to express their views on the project through a consultation process, then jailing Ms Hunter for making her voice heard through the only means left to her.”Hunter said she has had moments when she is angry and in tears over her time in jail but said, “I feel this is a step in the right direction. Obviously, I won’t be happy until Muskrat is shut down, but I feel like it’s a win for all of us.“I wasn’t expecting attention. I know I would have support from Labrador, but I didn’t think support would come from all across Canada. People message and tell me I’m a hero. I’m just me. I’m a mother protecting her son.”Hunter, and her son Scott Dicker, were part of the protests that peaked against Muskrat Falls last October. Nalcor Energy, the crown corporation building Muskrat Falls, obtained a court injunction ordering people to stay off the property.A protest area was set up across the road from the main gate.On October 22, Hunter was part of the group that defied the injunction and broke past the gates. The land protectors occupied a main building at the work camp for five days.“I had only realized I was oppressed and colonized when we broke through the gate,” said Hunter. “It had actually opened my eyes to see all the corruption and greed going on in Labrador. I’m thankful for it now. I realize what I do every day, it’s not being controlled by someone else. Especially after prison and occupying Muskrat Falls, I’ll say what’s on my mind and I’m not afraid of the consequences anymore.”Hunter is facing both civil and criminal charges. But her time spent in jail was not stemming from those charges, which are still before the courts. She, along with ten other people, had been taken into custody after a protest in November and signed an undertaking to stay at least one kilometres away from Nalcor property.In May, Hunter and her son returned to the Muskrat Falls site and against had to appear in court. While other land protectors agreed to follow the undertaking, the judge asked her to promise she would stay away from Muskrat Falls.“I was nervous scared, intimidated,” said Hunter. “My heart was beating really fast. When he had called me up to answer for my actions, when he asked me if I was going to stay one kilometre away, I said no.”That answer landed Hunter in Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, NL.Sinclair and Pate take issue with Hunter’s treatment.“To hold any woman in a men’s maximum-security prison is unacceptable and a continuation of a legacy of racism and colonialism in this country that has contributed to the shocking overrepresentation of Indigenous women in prisons,” wrote the two senators. “Her story is a demonstration of how the Canadian judicial system continues to fail Indigenous women.”Hunter’s lawyer, Mark Gruchy, raises larger questions about the court injunction itself. He said while it’s a legitimate legal remedy, that doesn’t make it the right course of action for a crown corporation like Nalcor.“The pursuit of the injunction in this context, by an entity, namely Nalcor, really pokes the bear, opens a can of worms it really makes us ask questions about, how should we, in structural sense, be dealing with these issues and this is the right way?” said Gruchy.Gruchy echoes Senators Sinclair and Pate that the missed step of consultation has created what he calls a flash-point.“The way to avoid these problems is not to have crown corporations going out and seeking injunctions, but rather it is to foster and encourage direct government engagement with indigenous people so these situations don’t get like this,” said Gruchy. “You’re trying to shut the barn door after the horse is gone and we never should have got to the place.”Sinclair and Pate are calling on “the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador to undertake a review of its laws to ensure they do not derogate from existing Indigenous rights and that they are in keeping with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.”For Hunter, she was released from jail on June 9 and both Gruchy and the lawyer for Nalcor pushed to have the undertaking modified.Hunter is now free to protest in the area across the road from the main gate at Muskrat Falls.And she plans to do just that.“I describe myself as a warrior who is fearless, who is powerful and I want the legal system and justice system that there is nothing that can break me,” said Hunter. “And the reason it had to be done is that there had to a light shone on the legal system in Canada and it had to be shown how unfair it is for indigenous nations across the country. It’s a colonial system and it’s racist and discriminatory.”Another rally is planned in Happy Valley – Goose Bay on Tuesday evening. Labrador Land Protectors want answers from Premier Dwight Ball and Liberal MP for Labrador Yvonne Jones.Specifically, they want an update on the status of the Independent Expert Advisory Committee that was stipulated in an agreement with Indigenous leaders last fall. To date, there’s been no word on any progress.And land protectors are calling for a forensic audit of Nalcor and an independent review of the North Spur, an area of the dam under construction that has raised concerns about a possible dam breach due to the region’s unstable geography.troache@aptn.calast_img read more

Trans lawyer tries to stop Catholic journalist tweeting her as she seeks

A transgender lawyer is trying to stop a Catholic journalist sending tweets to her by seeking an anti-harrassment injunction through the High Court.Stephanie Hayden, a commentator and activist who is legally female, alleges that Caroline Farrow sent her hundreds of tweets over the course of several days.Mrs Farrow is a mother of five with strong religious views who has previously made headlines for a separate clash with the transgender community. It is claimed by Ms Hayden that she was subjected to unsavoury accusations during the course of the alleged episode on social media. An application was made to the High Court for an anti-harassment injunction against Mrs Farrow, it is understood.Mr Justice Waksman decided a further hearing should be held which gave the journalist an opportunity to offer her side of the story and issued an order to be delivered to her personally.Ms Hayden wrote on Twitter: “Today I served an Order of the High Court with the authority and authorisation of a High Court Judge. I have no further statement to make.”Both women have previously been involved in high-profile rows over transgender identity.Mrs Farrow was asked to attend a voluntary police interview after she allegedly used the wrong pronoun when referring to another campaigner’s transgender daughter. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ms Hayden, meanwhile, sued the writer of Father Ted, Graham Linehan, for allegedly publishing tweets “deliberately misgendering” her. Mrs Farrow told The Telegraph said she refused to take the papers when Ms Hayden attempted to visit her. She claimed she did not know the substance of the allegations. Mrs Farrow added she was “shocked” by the allegations – which she denies – and said she was “alarmed” by the decision of Ms Hayden to visit her in person.Ms Hayden said she left the order on her doorstep and had taken a photo of it to demonstrate an effort had been made to deliver the order. The legal papers inform Mrs Farrow that a hearing will take place in the High Court to consider the matter at 2pm on Thursday.   read more

Sergey Bebeshko is the new Meshkov Brest coach

After two years with Croatian coach Zeljko Babic, who decided to focus on Croatian national team in the upcoming years, Meshkov Brest have found the new solution for the bench – Ukrainian coach Sergey Bebeshko. Bebeshko is very well known and successful in Ex-Soviet Union area, when he made the biggest results in his career. The Olympic champion from 1992 and for many years player and the coach in ASOBAL, led HC Dinamo Minsk from 2009 to 2013, with whom he had a lot of success in domestic league, but also very promising performances in the VELUX EHF Champions League.Bebeshko is coming from Motor Zaprozhye, where he spent last two years and also played in the VELUX EHF Champions League.Contract is agreed on two years basis.Meshkov Brest won the national title after penalty roulette against SKA Minsk. BebeshkoMeshkov Brest ← Previous Story KIF Kolding Kobenhavn win 14th Danish Championship title! Next Story → Ljubo Vranjes appeals: We need 16 players in roster! read more

Day at the Races Why do racehorses have such bizarre names

first_imgIT’S PART AND parcel of spending the day out at the races – looking at the form and having a giggle at all the wonderful, wacky horses’ names.We’ve set out to answer some of the questions that the average punter might have about the lucky horse they’re betting on this weekend…First off, how do you even go about officially naming a horse?In order to name a racehorse in Ireland, you must submit an original naming form to Horse Racing Ireland. Even horses already officially named in other jurisdictions, like the UK, must be named again to race in Ireland.Horses are often known by a different name in the stables than they are on the track. That’s because their official racing name might be chosen much later on – and by different people, of course.People like using puns to make their horse’s name memorable, and sometimes they will be dubbed a combination of their parents’ names to carry on the torch. Source: Florian ChristophAny other restrictions?Just 18 characters are allowed in each name – which accounts for the lack of spacing in some names. The more you know!Do names ever get turned down? Yes, they do. Names are turned down if they are already in use, too similar to other names or if they are insulting, obscene or likely to cause any confusion. So you won’t get Shergar II, then.Brands, copyrighted names or famous people aren’t allowed either – so you won’t find Coca-Cola running in any races this summer either. Source: danheap77And can you ever change a horse’s name? Nope, a horse’s name can only be changed if the animal has not raced either on the racetrack or point to point sphere.C’mere, what are some of the weirdest horses’ names in history?We thought you’d never ask. Check out these creative beauties (and try saying them out loud for the full effect):  OnoitsmymothernlawMaythehorsebewithuHoof HeartedWear The Fox HatIf you want to hear some more unusual horse names, then you’re in luck for this weekend. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh is perfect for everyone in your group of friends – from the die-hard fashionista, the foodie or the celeb spotter. Find out more at And here’s all the Ladies’ Days happening this year – Best Dressed at the Derby will be judged this year by Made in Chelsea’s stunning Millie Mackintosh.Day at the Races: Why is Ladies’ Day such a big deal? >last_img read more

Tsipras changes government tune over privatisation projects

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras suggested that Greece’s privatisation program may go ahead and that state sell-off fund (TAIPED) might not be abolished, showing signs of a shift in the government stance from comments in previous weeks by ministers indicating that the sale of assets would be abandoned. Tsipras even described the price offered by German airport operator Fraport for the running of Greek regional airports as “fair.”Speaking to German weekly magazine Stern, Tsipras insisted, however, that he is opposed to the way sell-offs have been conducted in recent years, saying this is “not privatisation but an unbridled buy-out of state property to friends of the system.”He added that against an original estimate for revenues of 50 billion euros, less then 5 billion has been collected to date.“You can’t rescue a country with 5 billion euros,” said Tsipras.Asked whether TAIPED will be shut down, Tsipras did not rule out its continued operation, saying “we will see.” However, he added, it is his belief that the state should continue to have control of the economy’s drivers.“We want the state to control key sectors of the Greek economy so that we can reap the benefits,” Tsipras said.The prime minister added that the 1 billion euros being offered by German firm Fraport for the operation of 14 Greek regional airports is “fair.” But, he said, “airports are a part of our tourism industry. That’s how Greece earns its livelihood. It is something we also need to examine.”Tsipras’s comments come as a significant departure from the positions expressed by the ministers of Economy Nikos Stathakis and Infrastructures Christos Spirtzis, who had suggested in the past that the sell-off of the 14 airports may be cancelled after they questioned the framework of the deal. Although the prime minister did not appear fully supportive of the agreement with the German firm, it is clear that he has examined the terms, suggesting that it may ultimately go ahead.last_img read more

Longview school officials, parents in dispute over $1,000 gift cards

first_imgLONGVIEW — After weeks of selling flower pots to repay the $1,000 per person cost to attend and compete at a national marketing club conference, six Mark Morris High School students attended a DECA event in Orlando, Fla., at the end of April. On their way home, the group and their adviser learned their flight was overbooked.The group volunteered to board different flights in exchange for $1,000 American Express gift cards — and unwittingly put themselves in the center of a controversy between parents and school officials.Just days after getting home, the students received a school district notice that they must turn in those gift cards to the school. Parents say the students, which included two seniors, were told by Mark Morris Principal Brooks Cooper that they would accrue a fine on their personal school accounts that could prevent them from graduating.District officials claim the gift cards belong to the school because they could be considered a donation by the airline to fund the students’ trip. Allowing student to keep them would be a gifting of public funds, the district says, citing a state auditor’s opinion.But parents and students say they raised money to cover the cost of the trip once they were back, so the gift cards should belong to the students. (The fact that the amount on on the gift cards matches the cost of the conference is purely coincidental, and the cards were not a refund for the plane tickets.)last_img read more

One in critical condition after Oct 13 crash in Beaverton

first_imgTwo drivers were involved in a serious crash on Oct. 13 near the intersection of Northwest 158th Avenue and Northwest Schendell Road in Beaverton. The road remained closed for several hours while officer interviewed witnesses and the Washington County CART team continued the investigation.Upon arrival police found a large white, heavy duty, work truck sitting in the middle of the intersection, while a silver Toyota Tacoma came to rest in the grass at Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Department approximately 65 feet away.Babu Samuel, 54, the driver of the Toyota Tacoma, was transported to Emanuel hospital in critical condition. He remains in critical condition this morning.Paul Mares, 52, driver of the large work truck was uninjured.There were no passengers in either vehicle.Preliminary investigations suggest one of the drivers ran a red light. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.last_img read more

Man killed in shooting outside NW MiamiDade gentlemens club

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for the person or people responsible for a shooting outside a gentlemen’s club in Northwest Miami-Dade that left a man dead.Cameras captured a heavy police presence outside of Club Climaxxx near Northwest 27th Avenue and 120th Street, early Saturday morning.According to Miami-Dade Police, an argument between several men inside the club poured out onto the streets, just before 4 a.m. Multiple people then pulled out their guns and opened fire.“They cut off the music, so we heard it,” said witness Shannon Vampier. “It was, like, very loud. It was sad, and then we come out, we see the body out here, just laying there.”Officials said that gunfire fatally struck 26-year-old Andrew Jackson.Crime scene investigators remained at the roped-off scene outside of the club, Saturday afternoon.Jackson’s family said he leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter. Loved ones have set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. If you would like to make a donation, click here.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Ft Campbell Breaks Ground on Solar Array

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials from Fort Campbell and an electric cooperative last month held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a capped landfill for a solar array slated to produce 5 megawatts of energy.The Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. will construct the first phase of the project which will provide about 1.9 megawatts of energy capable of “plugging in” directly into the Kentucky post’s power grid, reported the Army. The cooperative is using a $3.1 million grant from the state to supplement the cost of building its portion of the ground-mounted solar panel system. This phase should be completed in September.Fort Campbell applied for the grant after establishing a 10-year utility energy services contract with Pennyrile, which allows the electric cooperative to use the grant to pay for the array’s interconnection infrastructure.“By some strokes of luck … we stumbled upon this opportunity with the state of Kentucky,” said Rick McCoy, the garrison energy manager. “It was enough to get us started. Without that money, we wouldn’t be standing here today. Because it just would not have been economically feasible,” McCoy said.After accounting for the grant, the project will pay for itself in 10 years.Fort Campbell received an additional $800,000 grant through the Department of Energy’s Federal Emergency Management Program to fund the array’s second phase. The funding will be awarded to the developer selected for a 27-year power purchase agreement through a procurement now under way.The second phase of the solar array should be operational by mid-2016. All of the power it generates will be used at Fort Campbell, McCoy said. The post is considering harnessing other renewable sources — including biogenic shale gas, biomass and waste energy — as it seeks to produce 20 megawatts of utility-grade renewable energy.last_img read more

E3 2019 New Xbox Project Scarlett coming 2020 xCloud public test this

first_img Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One S (1TB) Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know E3 2019: The most anticipated games of gaming’s most anticipated show Preview • 9 reasons why the Xbox One S is better than the original E3 2019 See it $259 5 See It Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Share your voice reading • E3 2019: New Xbox Project Scarlett coming 2020, xCloud public test this fall, says Microsoft Microsoft’s next Xbox is coming in 2020. James Martin/CNET Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox is on the horizon, and the company is starting to talk about it.The video game giant announced its new Xbox, called Project Scarlett, at its Xbox press conference. The new device, Microsoft said, will be 4x more powerful than its Xbox One X, promising faster loading times and more intense visuals with 8K graphics, support for 120fps and an SSD when it’s released in 2020.”A console should be built and optimized for one thing and one thing only: Gaming,” Xbox head Phil Spencer said during the company’s presentation ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, in Los AngelesTo help boost the console’s appeal, Microsoft said the device will launch with its next big upcoming space war game, Halo Infinite. The original Halo was released in 2001 alongside the original Xbox, and helped make the device a household name.”We have thousands of games in development across Xbox One and Windows PC,” Spencer said.  Tags 17 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See All Microsoft Xbox One S • Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Microsoft showed off more than 60 games during its presentation — some big like CD Projekt Red’s futuristic dystopian adventure game Cyberpunk 2077 and Microsoft’s own Gears 5 and some small. The company said 14 of the games shown came from the company’s development arm, known as Xbox Game Studios. And over 30 games premiering on the company’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service.”My team and I are single minded in our resolve to bring everyone the games they wan to play,” he added.The company’s also discussed its upcoming Project xCloud service, which will allow people to stream games over the internet in a similar way they watch Netflix videos today. That will be going up against Google’s Stadia, a competing service announced in March, designed to work alongside the company’s massively popular YouTube video site.Microsoft said xCloud will not be a standalone video game service, but rather it will work with an existing Xbox to help you play games on mobile devices at home or while traveling. The new service will enter a public testing phase later this year.e3-2019-xbox-project-xcloud-4342First look at xCloud on a phone at E3. James Martin/CNET While Microsoft prepares for a streaming future, it’s also starting to push on its subscription service, Xbox Game Pass. The company said its Game Pass for the PC will cost $9.99, and will begin public testing Sunday. Microsoft also said the service will be included in its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service, a $14.99 per month subscription that combines the company’s Xbox Game Pass for console, its Xbox Live social network and, now, its Xbox Game Pass for PC.As part of its push, the company said it’s acquired Double Fine Productions, a popular video game developer whose upcoming Psychonauts 2 adventure game is highly anticipated.The company also said it’ll offer its upcoming Gears 5 space war game will be released September 10, though Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get it four days earlier.Microsoft also unveiled the new version of its Elite controller, now with Bluetooth, an internal rechargeable battery pack, adjustable tension thumbsticks and so much more.e3-2019-xbox-elite-controller4317The new Elite controller. James Martin/CNET Upcoming E3 press conferencesSaturday, June 8Electronic Arts — The game maker showed off 15 minutes of gameplay for its upcoming adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It also announced new features for its free-to-download Apex Legends last-man-standing battle royale game, offering a new character and weapon to play with. The company also showed off a new paid update for The Sims 4, called Island Living, that brings the series to a tropical beach. Finally, the company did discuss drama over the mixed reviews for its Anthem action adventure game, saying it “learned a lot” and had more updates and features planned soon.Sunday, June 9Microsoft / Xbox — The gaming giant’s biggest news was Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox, coming in 2020. The new device is up to 4x more powerful, the company said, and like the next-gen PlayStation it’ll include a fast non-mechanical SSD hard drive, and it’ll be powered by custom innards built with the help of chipmaker AMD.  The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. Meantime, Microsoft is starting public tests of its Project xCloud streaming service in October, promising people the ability to play high end games on their mobile devices while away from home. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games. And action star Keanu Reeves, fresh off the success of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, was on stage to announce his involvement with Cyberpunk 2077, which is coming next year.Bethesda — Bethesda kicked off its event with humility over the mixed response to Fallout 76, but quickly went back on the offensive. Fallout 76 got a new Battle Royale mode, Wolfenstein Youngblood received a new trailer and a co-op mode. We got a new game called Deathloop from the clever folks behind Dishonored and Bethesda introduced us to Orion, a piece of tech from ID Software designed to make game streaming better on services like Google Stadia. The lion’s share of attention, however, went to Doom Eternal, which looked fantastic in both single player and multiplayer.Monday, June 10PC Gaming Show — This annual PC Gaming Show is held at a theater a short walk from the Los Angeles Convention Center, but still draws a large crowd, filling the 1,700-person capacity downtown Mayan Theater. Inside, the usual suspects, from Halo to Doom, were nowhere to be found. Instead, the crowd cheered for PC-centric games including Zombie Army 4, Baldur’s Gate 3 and Terraria: Journey’s End. (No, the game sequel problem isn’t any better on PCs.) The highlight was a brief onstage appearance by legendary game designer Yu Suzuki, responsible for classics such as Hang-On and Virtua Fighter. His long-awaited Shenmue 3 is expected in November, 18 years after Shenmue 2. Ubisoft — The French gaming giant announced its next big dystopian hacking adventure game, Watch Dogs: Legion, launching March 2020. The new game is set in near-future post-Brexit London, where the economy is failing and government is breaking down. The company also announced a new television show, called Mythic Quest, that will launch on Apple TV Plus. And it celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Just Dance party games. Square Enix — Aside from the Final Fantasy 7 remake release date announcement, Square Enix also showed off its new comic book tie-in, Marvel’s Avengers: A Day. Though the new game is different from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some fans criticized the character’s looks. It’s coming in 2020.Tuesday, June 11Nintendo — The Mario maker surprised fans with announcement of a new Legend of Zelda game, which appeared to be a direct sequel to the critical darling The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This new title appears to be a sequel to Breath of the Wild, too. It also announced its newest Animal Crossing game is being delayed to 2020, and gave a look at Luigi’s Mansion 3, coming later this year.We’re thereCNET will be on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site, Gamespot. We’ll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced. Comments $339 Culture Gaming Digital Media Review • Microsoft Xbox One S review: The Xbox One S is here, just three years too late E3 2019 Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Microsoft Walmartlast_img read more

How Alaska Eats

first_imgCall 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast. Cyrus Harris and Brittnay Anderson package meat at the Siglauq in Kotzebue. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)Alaskans take DIY food to the extreme. They fill freezers with wild game, fish and berries that they harvest themselves then transform the raw ingredients into hearty meals like Salmon Pot Pie and moose meatballs. Food blogger and Anchorage Daily News Editor Julia O’Malley is testing classic Alaska recipes for a new project called How Alaska Eats.Note: Before you gather and cook with wild plants and herbs, research their potency and any warnings about the potential affects of overuse.Listen nowHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Julia O’Malley- Food blogger and Anchorage Daily News Editorlast_img read more

Meet Indias 10 highest paid CEOs of 2017 VIDEO

first_img Meet India’s 10 highest paid CEOs: 2017 Seventy one years post independence, India is touching new heights in all fields of development, including — the rising pay packets of corporate tycoons year-after-year.India is home to Asia’s second richest billionaire, the world’s costliest home and a bunch of millionaires. It is also home to some of the most well paid executives.IBT Media compiles a list of the highest paid CEOs across India.Wouldn’t it be interesting to know who they are?Check out the video to find out more. Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more