Hindu Temple in Singapore: 164-Year-Old Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple Restored

first_imgTwenty artisans from India have joined scores of local devotees in the restoration of a 164-year-old Hindu temple, a declared national monument, here, in a nearly Rs 20 crore project. Work has been going on for more than a year at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Little India where devotees share sacred space with the artisans and scores of other workmen.Read it at Latestly Related Itemslast_img

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Nzeusseu tows Lyceum to 8th straight win

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NBA: Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s jersey next season Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Scores:LYCEUM 75 – Perez 14, Nzeusseu 13, Jc. Marcelino 13, Caduyac 12, Ayaay 7, Baltazar 5, Jv. Marcelino 4, Ibanez 4, Tansingco 2, Pretta 1, Marata 0.LETRAN 68 – Nambatac 16, Calvo 11, Quinto 10, Balanza 8, Balagasay 6, Mandreza 6, Taladua 5, Caralipio 4, Pascual 2, Gedaria 0, Vacaro 0, Bernabe 0.Quarters: 18-26, 35-44, 53-59, 75-68. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Jaycee Marcelino added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Reymar Caduyac was steady from the charity stripe, drilling all of his 12 markers from the free throw line.Lyceum faced its biggest deficit of the season as it trailed by 37-20, midway in the second quarter.But the Pirates soon after buckled down to work with Nzeusseu punishing the depleted Knights frontline, who was without the injured Jeo Ambohot and foul troubled Daryl Pascual and Irvin Mandreza.Lyceum snapped Letran’s four-game winning run and got a shot at a first round sweep with a win against Mapua on Tuesday.Rey Nambatac topped the Knights with 16 points and six rebounds, while JP Calvo had 11 markers, four boards, and two assists in the loss, as they finished the first round with a 5-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum weathered a tough stand from Letran and pulled off a 75-68 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates, who played without coach Topex Robinson who was serving a one-game suspension, rallied behind Mike Nzeusseu in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback from 17 points down.ADVERTISEMENT Nzeusseu fired eight of his 13 points in the payoff period, where the Pirates used a 10-2 run to turn things around and get the lead, 63-62, on amazing reverse from Marcelino with 5:41 left.READ: Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Cameroonian also had 15 rebounds and three blocks to help keep Lyceum’s unbeaten record through eight games.CJ Perez tallied a team-high 14 markers and five boards, as he bucked a forgettable 6-of-19 clip from the field and drained the huge three with 3:30 to play to give Pirates some separation down the stretch. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

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BCCI overhauls domestic cricket; grants amnesty to Kiran More

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday took some crucial decisions, including the revision of the Ranji Trophy format, in its working committee meeting wherein resuming cricketing ties with Pakistan hogged the limelight.The working committee ratified the technical committee’s recommendations for overhauling domestic cricket by introducing major changes to the Ranji Trophy championship. The 27 participating teams would now be divided into three groups. The top three teams from Group A and B and the best two teams from Group C would qualify for the knockout stage.Another crucial decision was to change the team composition for Challenger Trophy. Instead of three teams, the national selectors would now pick two teams and the winners of the Vizay Hazare Trophy would be included as the third team.The BCCI also granted amnesty to former Indian wicketkeeper and banned member of erstwhile Indian Cricket League (ICL), Kiran More. A similar decision could be taken for former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, who might also apply for amnesty in days to come.The BCCI also decided that the India ‘A’ team would tour New Zealand in September-October this year.last_img read more

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ICC Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed guides Pakistan into semi-finals

first_imgPakistan rode on skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s unconquered 61 to recover from a middle-order collapse and pull off a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a virtual quarter-final Group B ICC Champions Trophy clash at Sophia Gardens here on Monday to qualify for the semifinals.Chasing 237 for a triumph, fast bowler Mohammad Amir (28 not out) showed great resolve to stitch together an unbeaten 75-run stand with Sarfraz for the eighth wicket to help his side register the win in a see-saw battle. At one point, Sri Lanka had their rivals on the mat at 162/7 but had poor fielding and dropped chances to blame for their loss.Pakistan, which chased the target in 44.5 overs, got off to a rollicking start riding young southpaw Fakhar Zaman’s quickfire 36-ball 50 but Nuwam Pradeep (3/60) put a spanner on his works by getting him out just when he was looking very good.AThe opening pair between ZamanAand Azhar Ali stitched together a 74-run partnership.Ali’s dogged (34; 50b; 2×4 1×6) came to a premature end also after Babar Azam (10; 18b; 1×4) and Mohammad Hafeez (1) failed to contribute.Pakistan lost the middle order in a hurry with seasoned campaigner Shoaib Malik (11; 20b 1×4 0x6), Imad Wasim (4) and Fahim Ashraf (15; 15b; 1×4, 1×6) not lasting long.It was down to Sarfraz to lead from the front and the 30-year old made the most of two reprieves to steer Pakistan over the line alongwith important contribution from Amir.Sarfraz was dropped twice by Thisara Perera and substitute Seekkuge Prasanna on 38 and 40 respectively, bith times off Lasith Malinga’s bowling.advertisementlast_img read more

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Roger Federer wants to stay grounded ahead of 2018 season

first_imgRoger Federer had a stellar 2017, winning seven titles, out of which two were Grand Slams.The Swiss maestro started early with the Australian Open, then went on to win the Indian Wells, Miami and Halle Opens. He then won his eighth Wimbledon against Marin Cilic in July. Following that, he won the Shanghai Masters and Swiss Indoors and finished second on the ATP rankings to cap off a fantastic year.Talking about this year, he said he didn’t know what to expect after arriving in Australia.The then 17-times Grand Slam champion was 35 and coming back from a first surgery-enforced absence to the sport he dominated for more than a decade from his maiden Wimbledon title in 2003.The six months off, however, allowed him revive a career that pundits thought could be over with the injury.Federer, who begins his 2018 campaign at the combined teams Hopman Cup tournament in Perth, recognises that while expectations this year might be a little higher, he was trying to ensure they did not get out of control.�??��??��?�?�??? pic.twitter.com/T31a6xthSf- Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 15, 2017″Expectations are higher but at the same time I try to remind myself just don’t think its normal and realistic to aim for the same things I did this year in 2017,” he told reporters after he arrived in Australia.”I’ve got to try and keep it cool. Try my best and see what happens but the preparation has been good so far.”We’ll see how things go.”advertisementFederer previously used the Kooyong invitational tournament to warm up for the Australian Open but returned to the Hopman Cup last year to team up with compatriot Belinda Bencic, where the pair finished second in their group.Great to be back in Perth,See you tomorrow at 5pm�??� pic.twitter.com/YeLT1SJ8UK- Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) December 28, 2017″Obviously looking ahead to Melbourne, I really hope that Hopman Cup’s going to give me everything I need here,” Federer said of starting the season in Perth, where he and his 20-year-old partner will face Japan, Russia and the U.S. in group play.”It worked out perfectly this year, (winning) at the Australian Open.”Of course, that’s a good omen.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Bremen Wins on Penalties to Send Dortmund Out of German Cup

first_imgBy: Ciaran Fahey, Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka saved two penalties to knock Borussia Dortmund out of the German Cup after his team twice came from behind in extra time of their third-round match on Tuesday.Max Kruse scored the decisive penalty kick for Bremen to win the shootout 4-2 after equalizers from Claudio Pizarro and Martin Harnik secured a 3-3 draw after extra time.American midfielder Christian Pulisic thought he’d scored the winner for Dortmund in the 105th after he played a one-two with Paco Alcacer, only for the veteran Pizarro to reply three minutes later.Then Achraf Hakimi put the home side back in front, but Kruse set up Harnik in the 119th to take it to the shootout.Dortmund goalkeeper Eric Oelschlaegel made his debut against his former club, but the 23-year-old had to pick the ball out of his net after just five minutes when Milot Rashica deflected in Kruse’s cross.Dortmund captain Marco Reus replied with a free kick in first-half injury time, but it looked like Oelschlaegel — who was only playing due to an illness affecting Roman Buerki and backup goalkeeper Marwin Hitz — would have a decisive role after making two sensational saves to keep the visitors at bay.Instead it was Pavlenka who starred in the shootout, saving efforts from Palcacer and Maximilian Philipp.Earlier, Bayer Leverkusen was upset 2-1 at second-division side Heidenheim despite taking the lead through Julian Brandt.Second-division leader Hamburger SV won 1-0 at home against Bundesliga struggler Nuremberg, and Paderborn won 3-1 at Duisburg.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Watch: Tyron Johnson Scores OSU’s First TD of the Season

first_imgOSU’s opening drive of the season was everything you could’ve expected.The Cowboys strung together an 8-play, 74-yard drive that spanned only 2 minutes and resulted in a deep ball to none other than Tyron Johnson — the LSU transfer receiver — who bagged it for six points from 44 yards out. Take a look.WATCH: Welcome to the SEAson of Orange! Rudolph to Tyron Johnson to start the night for #OKState! #MA2ON pic.twitter.com/lAutT6MuwB— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 31, 2017Johnson sat out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules after logging just 150 yards through the air as a freshman with the Tigers, but despite the down time, he doesn’t look like he’s dealing with any rust in his new threads in orange and black.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Pep: Salah, Mane & Firmino are ‘almost unstoppable’

first_imgUEFA Champions League Guardiola: Salah, Mane and Firmino are ‘almost unstoppable’ Peter Hanson 06:11 4/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mane, Salah, Firmino Getty UEFA Champions League Liverpool v Manchester City Guardiola Mohamed Salah Premier League Manchester City Manchester City v Manchester United Manchester United Liverpool The Catalan boss is wary of the Reds’ stellar frontline, but added that Jurgen Klopp’s charges as a whole make up an ‘extraordinary’ team Pep Guardiola concedes he is going to have to work on a special game plan to stop Mohamed Salah and Liverpool’s “almost unstoppable” strike force when Manchester City travel to Merseyside for a mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.Liverpool’s Egyptian winger took his goal tally across all competitions in a hugely impressive debut season to 37 in Saturday’s come-from-behind 2-1 win against Crystal Palace.City felt the full force of Liverpool’s awesome attack during an exhilarating 4-3 defeat at Anfield in January, in which Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Salah all scored in a devastating nine-minute second-half spell. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Guardiola is keen for City not to focus solely on Salah’s threat, warning that Jurgen Klopp’s side have plenty of weapons in their arsenal, but is thinking up ways to nullify the Reds’ attack.”Yeah, I’ll have to do that [make special provisions for Salah],” Guardiola told reporters.”But not just him. Mane, Firmino – all three are almost unstoppable. They are fantastic, fantastic players. The way Liverpool play is so, so complicated for us. We know that. They are so quick, they are so tough but it’s the quarter-finals of the Champions League so we cannot expect something at this level is going to be easy.”We play against ourselves and say that is the target we have to overcome and we will be able to do it or not able to do it. If we are able [we make the] semi-finals, if we are not able [we say] well done Liverpool and next season we come back stronger to overcome the situation we cannot this season.”Unsurprisingly, Guardiola has little intention of setting his side up to earn a draw at Anfield, insisting the focus is on the performance which he thinks should yield the right result for his side.”Oh, zero-six will be good a result,” he joked. The perfect preparation for a HUGE two weeks! #efcvcity #mancity pic.twitter.com/NkPUlqnIFz — Manchester City (@ManCity) March 31, 2018 “I was never a manager who thought what is the best result? I focus on the performance, what you have to do. The result is, most of the time, the consequence of what you have done.”I don’t think about if a draw is a good result or a victory, of course scoring goals away is so important, we’re going to try score goals, [but they have] three people up front plus [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain in the middle, set-pieces with [Virgil] van Dijk, they are an extraordinary team.”But that’s what happens in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, if you play Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich … or Juventus in Turin, Roma or Sevilla – that level guys, it’s top.”City’s 3-1 beating of Everton on Saturday means they can wrap up the Premier League title with six games to spare by beating fierce rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium next weekend.The opportunity and the longing of the fans to bring that to fruition is not lost on Guardiola, but the former Barcelona boss is refusing to be consumed by the idea.Thanks to all the fans that came. We’re another step closer! #mancity #KW2 #SharkTeam pic.twitter.com/CFMTXNlEUg — Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) March 31, 2018 “I want to win the Premier League,” he added. “I love Manchester City, I am a Barcelona fan, I grew up there, my heart is there, but now I am part of this club, I love to work here.”Of course, I want to win against United at home, but three days before United we have Liverpool, and three days after we have the second leg.”I understand completely the people are happy and the enthusiasm to win the league at home against them. “I’m not going to say: ‘Don’t be happy, don’t dream to win the league.’ I won’t say that because our opponents would say the same if it was the opposite.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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State Wrap

first_imgSouth AustraliaNominations are now open for the 2010 Colley Reserve five-a-side tournament to be played at Colley Reserve, Glenelg on Saturday, 20 February. The event is one of the annual highlights on the local calendar for Touch Football in South Australia. Nominations close on Thursday, 4 February, but be quick – the event is strictly limited to the first 24 teams that nominate.The third TFA-South Australia State Executive Council (SEC) Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, 17 January 2010. Nominations are to be lodged by Wednesday, 13 January 2010. For more information, please visit the Touch Football South Australia website:www.touchsa.com.auVictoriaLocal competitions in Victoria are some of the earliest to commence for 2010 following the Christmas break, with the Elwood competition returning this week, while Albert Park, Fawkner Park and Box Hill recommence next week. Victoria will also conduct a Level One referee course on Saturday, 16 January 2010, as well as a Level Two referee course planned for Saturday, 30 January 2010. For more information, please visit the following website:www.victouch.com.auQueenslandNominations are now open for the 2010 Queensland State Cup, which will be held on Saturday, 1 May and Sunday, 2 May 2010 in Bundaberg. For more information, please visit the Queensland Touch website:www.qldtouch.com.auACTThe ACT Men’s Open squad for the 2010 National Touch League in Caloundra has been announced. The team has been listed on the ACT website. ACT Touch is also looking for representative players to play in their Men’s and Women’s 20’s sides as well as their Senior Mixed team for the NTL. Please visit the ACT Touch website to find out more information:www.acttouch.com.auNew South WalesThe first tournament of the year will be played in Cootamundra this weekend.  The 26th Annual Cootamundra Knockout will be held at Fisher Park on Saturday, 9 January and Sunday, 10 January 2010.Nominations for the Yass Knockout are also being taken. The knockout will be held on Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 January 2010 at Walker Park in Yass. Over $12 000 worth of prize money is being offered, with Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions to be contested. The Sydney Mets region will be hosting a Junior development day on Saturday, 17 January at Blacktown Touch Association. New South Wales and Australian Coaches and Players will be in attendance, while there will also be a barbeque and giveaways throughout the day. For more information, please visit the NSW Touch website:www.nswtouch.com.auNorthern TerritoryIn the Northern Territory, the local Darwin competition is set to commence again on Monday, 1 February 2010. Team nominations close on Friday, 8 January 2010 and are available from the website and the Touch office. The NT Players selected in the National Indigenous team are all training hard in preparation for the World Indigenous Touch Tournament in New Zealand at the end of January.One of the players competing at the tournament, Jaylene Bonson, is the cover girl of the latest edition of the Northern Territory Sports magazine ‘Intensity’. For more information, please visit the NT Touch website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-699-0-0-0Western AustraliaAlbany had a taste of Trans Tasman Touch Football recently, when the Australians took on their New Zealand counterparts from the local community.Touchwest will also be holding a High Performance weekend later in the month. For more information, please visit the Touchwest website:www.touchwest.comTasmaniaRound 13 of the Southern Touch Premier League will be played this week, with several other competitions in Tasmania not far from recommencing. The Mixed competition in Devonport started back this week, while the Seniors commence on Wednesday, 13 January. Launceston Touch is also back following the Christmas break, with the Men’s round 14 and Women’s round 15 division one games to be played on Sunday, 10 January 2010. For more information, please visit the Touch Football Tasmania website:www.tastouch.com.aulast_img read more

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BCCI Ombudsman to review WV Raman’s appointment as India women’s team coach

first_imgBCCI Ombudsman to review WV Raman’s appointment as India women’s team coachBCCI Ombudsman and Ethics Officer DK Jain will review the controversial circumstances in which WV Raman was appointed as the head coach of the India women’s cricket team.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 19:20 IST WV Raman’s controversial appointment will be reviewed by BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSWV Raman was appointed by an ad-hoc panel after the unceremonious exit of Ramesh PowarCoA members Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji strongly divided on the coach selection processRaman’s matter has been referred to the BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain after four monthsThe appointment of women’s head coach WV Raman in controversial circumstances will be reviewed by BCCI Ombudsman and Ethics Officer DK Jain, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided in a meeting here on Saturday.Former India opener Raman was appointed in December following a selection process conducted by an ad-hoc panel comprising former captain Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.However, the then two-member CoA comprising chairman Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji were strongly divided on the coach selection process.While Rai had approved the appointment, Edulji called the entire process a “sham and unconstitutional”, saying the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, which had requested for more time, was entrusted with the responsibility of picking the coach.Four months later, the matter has been referred to the Ombudsman.”We have referred the matter to the Ombudsman and it will be his call whether the appointment will need to be reviewed or not,” a BCCI official told PTI after the meeting here.Performances under Raman have been a mixed bag with the team doing well in beating New Zealand and reigning World Cup champions England in the ICC ODI Championship. However, the results in the T20 format have a left a lot to be desired after a 0-3 scoreline against hosts New Zealand as well as the visiting England side.The 53-year-old from Chennai was given charge of the team after the unceremonious exit of Ramesh Powar.The BCCI had invited fresh applications for the job after Powar’s brief stint as interim coach ended in November in rather controversial circumstances.advertisementThe Supreme Court-appointed CoA had been divided over the selection process ever since fresh applications were invited.Powar’s controversial interim tenure ended on November 30 after a bitter fallout with ODI captain and senior player Mithali Raj over selection issues during the World T20 in the West Indies.Powar decided to re-apply after T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and her deputy Smriti Mandhana came out in strong support of the former India spinner but was overlooked for the job.Also Read | Rahul Dravid front-runner for NCA head coach after BCCI decides to invite applicationsFor 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 Tags :Follow BCCIFollow OmbudsmanFollow WV RamanFollow India women’s team coachlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Shakib, Mushfiqur script Bangladesh victory vs Afghanistan

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: 2019 Cricket World CupPackagesWorld Cup 2019PhotoBuzztop-IndiaSportsCricket World Cup 2019WC NewsGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Mujeeb Ur Rahman starred with the ball for Afghanistan with 3 wicketsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh with 83 runs off 87 ballsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Gulbadin Naib was superb with bat and ball as he scored 47 runs and picked up 2 wickets with the ball for AfghanistanThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Shakib Al Hasan equalled Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup record of scoring a fifty and picking up five-wicket haul in the same matchThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: Shakib Al Hasan also became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 World Cup runsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Shakib Al Hasan’s bowling figures of 5 for 29 were the best by a Bangladeshi cricketer in World CupsThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: shakib al hasanBangladesh vs AfghanistanWorld Cup 2019BAN v AFGSource type: photogalleryShort description: Shakib Al Hasan registered career-best figures of 5 for 29 in 10 overs and became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to pick up a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match as they bowled out Afghanistan for 200 while defending 262 for 7 at the Hampshire Bowl.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d111213cad0e1561399827_1555469_editCommentContent Publish date: Monday, June 24, 2019 – 23:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjE4MDEwNjciLCIxNzkyNjIzIiwiMTIwODUyMSIsIjEyMDY1NTAiXSwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOlsiMTIwODYxNSIsIjE4MDgxMjYiLCIxODA2NjYxIl19770x433: Short Headline: World Cup 2019: Shakib, Mushfiqur script Bangladesh victory vs AfghanistanApp headline: World Cup 2019: Shakib, Mushfiqur script Bangladesh victory vs Afghanistan1200x675:last_img read more

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Five Million Fruit Trees to be Planted over Five Years

first_imgStory Highlights Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says an aggressive fruit tree planting programme will be implemented over the next five years. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says an aggressive fruit tree planting programme will be implemented over the next five years.As part of this initiative, dubbed the Greening of Jamaica, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs will make available the first one million seedlings over the next year.“We want to plant one million fruit trees per year over the next five years and at the end of five years, five million fruit trees must be planted in Jamaica,” he said.The Minister was making his 2018/2019 Sectoral presentation in the House of Representatives on May 1 under the theme ‘Building Resilience, Securing our Future’.Additionally, Mr. Shaw informed that a public-private partnership will be included as a component of the tree planting programme.“It will cost about $1.5 billion in seedlings, but the private sector wants to come on board and support us. This had environmental positives such as the improvement to soil and air quality, (to) increase rainfall, reduce our carbon footprint, bolster community togetherness and provide a healthier alternative food source,” he said.Mr. Shaw informed that the programme will be supported by the refurbishing of markets in order to “stimulate greater interest in purchasing locally produced fruits, tubers and vegetables in a decent shopping environment”.The Government will spend $400 million islandwide to refurbish all markets across the island.Meanwhile, Mr. Shaw pointed out that he plans to establish 4-H clubs in all secondary and primary schools in Jamaica, which will represent an additional 250 schools.Currently, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs operates in over 1,100 schools with more than 104,000 club members in Jamaica, making it the second largest in the world. As part of this initiative, dubbed the Greening of Jamaica, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs will make available the first one million seedlings over the next year. “We want to plant one million fruit trees per year over the next five years and at the end of five years, five million fruit trees must be planted in Jamaica,” he said. last_img read more

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Green Corridor Unveils LNGFuelled Newcastlemax Design

first_imgzoom “Green Corridor” joint industry project (JIP) partners have presented an LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax design which is in the process of receiving Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV GL.At the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo today, project partners BHP, Fortescue, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Rio Tinto, SDARI, U-Ming, Woodside, and DNV GL said that the stage one of the JIP has demonstrated the commercial potential and technical feasibility of LNG-fuelled bulkers in a “green corridor” iron ore and coal trade between Australia and China.The new Newcastlemax design developed in the “Green Corridor” JIP has been developed to a stage where it is ready to serve as the outline specification for newbuilding orders in 2017.Vessels would feature a length of 300 meters, a breadth of 50 meters and a deadweight at scantling draught of 210,000 tons.“This JIP has shown that by bringing together partners from across the industry to investigate alternative compliance options that account for market and trade route characteristics…we can arrive at unique solutions that fulfil owners and operators’ requirements, as well as being in full compliance with international rules and regulations,” Morten Løvstad, DNV GL – Maritime Business Director Bulk Carriers, said.“By having both charterers and ship owners as active partners in the JIP, we are also optimistic that this new design will materialize into firm orders in the near future,” Løvstad added.last_img read more

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Dalhousie University to Study Restorative Justice

first_imgDalhousie University has received a $1 million grant to study Nova Scotia’s restorative justice program. The federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has awarded a Community University Research Alliance grant to Dalhousie University in the amount of $1 million over five years to conduct research into the provincial restorative justice program. This is the first time in the university’s history that Dalhousie has been awarded such a grant. The research will focus on five themes related to the practice of restorative justice: translating principles into practice; community; diversity and equity; gender; and conceptualizing and measuring success. “I congratulate Dalhousie University on being awarded this very prestigious grant,” Justice Minister Murray Scott. “I’m excited about the project as this research will give us tremendous insight into our restorative justice program.” Along with Dalhousie University, other partners involved in the research study include the Nova Scotia Department of Justice and Saint Mary’s University. Researchers from Acadia University, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto are also involved. These researchers will collaborate with the 18 community partners which represent the major stakeholders in Nova Scotia’s Restorative Justice Program. Under restorative justice, all parties affected by a wrongdoing are brought together to address the resulting harms and make a plan for the future aimed at restoring equality to the affected relationships. The Nova Scotia initiative is the most comprehensive restorative justice program in Canada. “Nova Scotia is a world leader in restorative justice and this research grant provides an exciting opportunity to profile this program, to learn from the experience and explore the challenges and issues presented in the course of the operation of this comprehensive and developed program,” said Jennifer Llewellyn, director of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice – Community University Research Alliance initiative. “The initiative stands to make a significant contribution to the development of restorative justice theory and practice, provincially, nationally and globally.” The Community University Research Alliance brings post secondary institutions and community organizations together to work as equal partners in research endeavours. Such collaboration can lead to the development of new knowledge and capabilities in key areas, provide new research training opportunities, and enhance the ability of social sciences and humanities research to meet the needs of Canadian communities in the midst of change. An official launch of the project will take place today, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the University Hall, MacDonald Building, at Dalhousie University. The launch will include a workshop and panel discussion aimed at introducing restorative justice, the Nova Scotia program and the research projects the Community University Research Alliance will undertake. The launch coincides with Restorative Justice Week which is being celebrated Nov. 12-19. FOR BROADCAST USE Dalhousie University has received a $1 million grant to study Nova Scotia’s restorative justice program. The federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has awarded Dalhousie the Community University Research Alliance grant to Dalhousie University in the amount of one-million dollars over five years. This is the first time in the university’s history that Dalhousie has been awarded such a grant. Justice Minister Murray Scott said that this research will provide great insight into Nova Scotia’s restorative justice program. -30-last_img read more

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Minister Turns Sod for Yarmouth School

first_imgAbout 1,000 students in Yarmouth are a step closer to enjoying the benefits of a new and modern high school, thanks to a $24.9-million investment by the province’s school construction program. Education Minister Karen Casey helped students, staff, Tri-County Regional School Board and government officials turn the first sod today, Dec. 12, on a new high school serving the Yarmouth area. “Educating for good jobs is a government priority. Providing students with a safe and healthy learning environment is just one way we are meeting that commitment,” said Ms. Casey. “This new school will play a vital role in preparing young people for successful futures.” The grade 9 to 12 facility, expected to open in 2010-11, will replace Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School. It is being built at a site on Forest Street, on land sold by the town to the province for one dollar. The province announced in April that the existing school would be replaced. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will oversee the design and construction of the new school after site studies are conducted over the coming months.last_img read more

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Reginold Cooray advised to stop talking politics

Ganeshan also reminded Cooray that he is a public official and not a politician. (Colombo Gazette) Northern Province Governor Reginold Cooray has been advised to stop talking politics.Minister of National Dialogue, Mano Ganeshan said that the opinions being expressed by Cooray are creating “more tensions”.

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Council supports Indwell project

County councillors are backing an ambitious redevelopment of the former Norfolk Inn into an affordable housing complex.The majority of Norfolk councillors said they were satisfied with staff’s efforts to reduce the demands on local taxpayers for the project.Indwell has asked the county for a $5-million, 20-year commitment to the 32-unit apartment complex to offset its annual operating costs. Several councillors balked at the request, saying the county didn’t have the funds and that they shouldn’t be burdening future councils with major long-term promises.Speaking at Tuesday’s council-in-committee meeting, Heidy Van Dyk-Ellis, the county’s director of social services and housing, said staff “sharpened our pencils” and devised a list of suggested reductions – including grants from several sources and the use of the Council Initiative Reserve to reduce the municipal investment to about $3 million.“Although staff continues to recommend a maximum annual operating grant of $250,000, staff has demonstrated there are opportunities to fund the municipal contribution from other sources.“Staff commit to council that each year we will aggressively seek funding from upper levels of government to support the Norfolk Inn annual operating grant in order to minimize the impact to the municipal levy.”Van Dyk-Ellis said “a leap of faith” for the 2020 budget isn’t needed. Funding has been confirmed from the Ontario Housing Priorities Initiative to offset the $250,000 amendment for next year’s levy operating budget.Van Dyk-Ellis also noted a partnership between Indwell and the County of Oxford to operate Harvey Woods Lofts, supportive housing in Woodstock. Oxford committed to $333,000 annually for 20 years but Van Dyk-Ellis said the county has been able to cover it through sources other than municipal taxes.That didn’t convince Delhi Coun. Mike Columbus to support the Simcoe project.“The recommendation doesn’t say this isn’t going to cost anything on the levy,” he said. “Over the last two or three weeks I’ve heard from several people in the community, including seniors who can’t pay their taxes. This is subsidizing a chosen few for up to 20 years. My conscience can’t let me spend this kind of money.”But Waterford Coun. Kim Huffman said not funding a project for the most vulnerable Norfolk citizens isn’t going to help those struggling to pay their taxes.Huffman noted the county’s entire leadership team is supporting the project.“I trust they are providing us with the best possible information to make the right decision.”When the $7.5-million project is complete, Indwell will provide 32 social housing units plus commercial space at street level. The project will create 40 construction jobs and five full-time supervisory positions.Indwell specializes in supportive housing for marginalized people with mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and who struggle with poverty to the point to chronic homelessness.According to Indwell’s plan, five full-time supervisory staff will be stationed at the Norfolk Inn once tenants move in.Windham-area Coun. Chris Van Paassen questioned the success rate of Indwell’s approach to social housing.“What is the success rate of moving them on to something less costly,” he asked. “Or is it 32 people move in and stay there for life?”Van Dyk-Ellis said “our shared goal is to have people’s lives stabilized and support their move to more independent living.”To address another concern of some councillors, staff recommended the county enter into an agreement with Indwell to be registered on the title of the Norfolk Inn to protect the county investment if the property is sold.“Many of the financial concerns have been addressed,” said Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele. “I have a tremendous amount of faith in staff and the hard work they put in.”Staff say renovating the Norfolk Inn will make it a much more valuable property that would pay higher property taxes. Treasurer James Johnson said it would also spur additional investment in the downtown. Van Dyk-Ellis said every dollar spent on safe, affordable housing produces savings in health-care costs, law enforcement and in mental health and addiction services. She pegged the saving to taxpayers at $14 million over 20 years.“We’re looking at a multi-million dollar investment in the downtown,” said Port Dover Coun. Amy Martin. “It’s about time this council steps up.”Although he supported the project on Tuesday,   Van Paassen said that might change on July 9 when council will consider final approval.“We got a lot of information dumped on us today,” he said. “I reserve the right to change my mind.”— With files from Monte Sonnenberg read more

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SWIFT taps Norfolk for pilot project

Norfolk County is on the leading edge of a major infrastructure initiative that will bring high-speed internet to rural areas of south-western Ontario.Norfolk has been tapped as the pilot project for the establishment of fibre-optic trunk lines and related infrastructure as part of the $190-million South-Western Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) initiative.“The project aims to spark the beginning of a digital transformation in the region,” Mitch Twolan, vice chair of the SWIFT board of directors, said in a news release.“The targeted project is an important step in SWIFT’s larger regional deployment plan as it will enable us to leverage key (findings) to ensure maximum success throughout the initiative.”Norfolk was one of 15 rural municipalities in southern Ontario that came together three years ago to establish the SWIFT initiative.SWIFT was convened in response to the growing digital divide between internet and cellphone service in urban areas as compared to rural areas. Rural municipalities like Norfolk worried that people would leave and investment would pass them by due to substandard digital services.Ottawa and Queen’s Park were quickly aboard with funding commitments. The SWIFT board of directors has since approved a list of qualified service providers who will bid on the work in Norfolk this fall “and who will provide the most efficient and effective network designs to address connectivity challenges within the local area,” the SWIFT announcement says.Network construction in Norfolk will begin once the procurement process is complete and the successful contractors selected. The budget for the work locally has been set at $8.4 million.This is the second major funding announcement in Norfolk this week involving SWIFT.Wednesday, local MPP Toby Barrett and members of the Ford cabinet announced $63.7 million in funding toward the SWIFT initiative at a media event in downtown Simcoe.“For years, I’ve heard people in our area complaining about poor internet service,” Barrett said. “Today, we’re doing something about it. This is going to help individuals, families, farmers and businesses.”Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele is Norfolk’s appointee to the SWIFT board of directors.At Wednesday’s event, Masschaele said SWIFT has concluded that – among member municipalities — the need for high-speed internet is greatest in Norfolk. That assessment, Masschaele added, is based on population, miles of road, and areas where wireless signals do not penetrate.That outcome is not surprising. Local officials and internet service providers have known for years that Norfolk’s thick forest cover makes it virtually impossible to provide reliable wireless signals in large sections of the county. The only remedy at this point is direct delivery of digital signals via in-ground fibre-optics.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

by Steve Peoples, The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2017 6:31 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans.The network’s leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced late Wednesday the creation of a special fund to support House members who vote against the health care bill.The announcement, which comes on the eve of the House vote, marks the influential conservative network’s most aggressive move against the health care proposal, which is under attack from the right and the left.“The bill as it stands today is Obamacare 2.0,” said James Davis, executive vice-president of Freedom Partners, in a statement announcing the new fund. He added, “We will stand with lawmakers who keep their promise and oppose this legislation — and work toward a solution that reduces costs and provides Americans with the relief they need and deserve.”The organizations backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch declared their formal opposition to the GOP health care proposal Monday.Like other conservatives, they decried the legislation as a new entitlement program that doesn’t go far enough in repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law. Moderate Republicans, meanwhile, are concerned by projections of 24 million Americans losing coverage in a decade and higher out-of-pocket costs for many low-income and older people.The Koch-backed fund is being described only as “seven figures” and will go toward political ads, direct mail and other grassroots activity.“We have a history of following up and holding politicians accountable, but we will also be there to support and thank the champions who stand strong and keep their promise,” Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips said. The House Rules Committee meets to shape the final version of the Republican health care bill before it goes to the floor for debate and a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. From left to right are, House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., the Budget Committee ranking member, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the ranking member of Ways and Means, and Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. At top center on dais are Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., the vice chair. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill read more

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UK automotive manufacturing January 2011

% change28.8%28.8%-19.1%-19.1%24.5%24.5%11.8%11.8% Data:Jan-11YTD-11Jan-11YTD-11Jan-11YTD-11Jan-11YTD-11 Export94,07994,0795,7405,74099,81999,819154,096154,096 Home16,10016,1004,2274,22720,32720,32762,31162,311 % of total85.4%85.4%57.6%57.6%83.1%83.1%71.2%71.2% “UK automotive manufacturing made a flying start to 2011 despite tough economic conditions as new vehicle production grew 8.9% in January. The encouraging figures demonstrate ongoing growth in global demand for the high quality vehicles and engines manufactured in the UK at some of the world’s leading sites,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Automotive is leading the manufacturing revival, but to ensure this positive trend continues, government must prioritise UK manufacturing, through a supportive tax system, plus sustained investment in skills, R&D and capital equipment. Ahead of the Budget in March, SMMT is urging the Chancellor to provide R&D tax credits for small and large companies, to increase capital allowances and to reflect the sector’s importance through the business rates system.”Download full reportClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Car output rose by 8.9% in January 2011.CV production also rose by 8.9% in the first month of 2011.UK engine manufacturing increased by 12.0% in January. % change8.9%8.9%8.9%8.9%8.9%8.9%12.0%12.0% % change-42.8%-42.8%104.8%104.8%-32.7%-32.7%12.5%12.5% Total110,179110,1799,9679,967120,146120,146216,407216,407 % of total14.6%14.6%42.4%42.4%16.9%16.9%28.8%28.8% SMMT LtdCarsCommercial VehiclesTotal VehiclesTotal Engines read more

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