Crime Branch to probe elephants’ deaths

first_imgChief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal district. Expressing concerns over the incident, Mr. Patnaik directed that appropriate action be taken in case of any criminal negligence.Subsequently, a team of the Crime Branch visited Kamalanga village in Dhenkanal where seven elephants had died after coming in contact with sagging live 11 kV electric wire on Saturday.“We have already constituted a probe team under the leadership of CID Superintendent of Police Madhkar Sandeep Sampat. He would personally supervise the case. The probe would detect lapses that led to such a tragic incident,” said Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Additional Director General (Crime Branch).Meanwhile, the State Forest and Environment department on Sunday filed a complaint against five executives of CESU, the power distribution company, at the Kantabania police station under the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. Naresh Patnaik, the CESU’s circle manager of Dhenkanal, Nihar Panigrahi, executive engineer, and Artatran Nayak, assistant engineer, have been named in the complaint.CESU blamed State’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Sandeep Tripathy had squarely blamed the CESU for the death of the elephants.“Due to non-rectification of sagging electric lines and non-cabling of transmission lines, the accident has occurred, claiming the lives of seven elephants in Meramundali section of the Dhenkanal forest division,” he said.The Divisional Forest Officer of Dhenkanal in November last year had written to the executive engineer of CESU to rectify sagging overhead transmission line of 11 kV from Kamalanga to Kalitalia of Meramundali section. But it was not rectified. As a result, the live wire were found sagging at a height of seven to eight feet.According to Ranjit Patnaik, a wildlife researcher, Indian Electricity Rules, 1955, mandates testing of all apparatus, cables and supply lines periodically. The same was decided at a number of coordination meetings between forest and energy departments. However, RTI information about inspection of power lines for the period from April 1, 2011 to December 15, 2016 (nearly six years) revealed no inspections, said Mr. Patnaik.last_img read more

Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualified

first_imgFC Barcelona’s Dembele, right, celebrates after scoring with teammates his side’s second goal during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Barcelona earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, but its continued participation in the tournament remains under threat.Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele led Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Levante at Camp Nou Stadium, helping it advance 4-2 on aggregate. However, the Catalan club could be disqualified for allegedly using a suspended player in the first leg.ADVERTISEMENT Qatar, Japan advance in Asian Cup with perfect records Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES “We prefer to win on the field, but the regulations exist and everyone needs to follow them,” Levante coach Paco Lopez said. “Let’s see what happens.”The Spanish federation is expected to rule on Levante’s complaint before Friday’s draw.Real Madrid was eliminated in the tournament’s round of 16 in 2015 for using striker Denis Cheryshev while he was suspended.“We are surprised, we found out about it by the press,” Barcelona spokesman Josep Vives said. “We analyzed the situation and concluded that Chumi’s participation was legal.”With Messi back in the lineup after being rested in the first leg, Barcelona easily reversed the 2-1 deficit from the first match. The Argentine playmaker set up goals by Dembele in the 30th and 31st minutes, then sealed the victory by scoring in the 54th.ADVERTISEMENT CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo PLAY LIST 02:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo01:31Got robbed? Manila South Cemetery’s website helps track down perpetrators02:24Sotto urges Robredo to accept antidrug post02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Barcelona has made it at least to the quarterfinals in the Copa in nine straight seasons. It won the title five times in the last seven years.Earlier Thursday, Espanyol defeated Villarreal 3-1 at home with two goals by striker Borja Iglesias to advance 5-3 on aggregate, while Real Betis salvaged a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad to reach the last eight on away goals after a 0-0 first-leg draw.Real Madrid, Girona, Valencia, Getafe and Sevilla also made it to the quarterfinals. Atletico Madrid was eliminated by Girona on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ Levante said it will make a formal complaint to the Spanish soccer federation on Friday, ahead of the draw for the quarterfinals.The four-time defending Copa champion has denied any wrongdoing for using youth player Juan “Chumi” Brandariz in last week’s match in Valencia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We don’t have any doubts,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “We believe we will be in the draw tomorrow. We did everything right and we won on the field, which is where we had to win.”Levante said Chumi should not have played because of an accumulation of yellow cards with Barcelona’s “B” team, arguing that his suspension applied to the senior team as well, including in Copa matches. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pankaj Tripathi: Finding cinema through books

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 6 (PTI) He first stepped into a cinema hall only when he was in Class 10 and was instantly hooked. Acting seemed to be the perfect career for the young Pankaj Tripathi who loved books and found his calling in cinema.Tripathi, best known for his performances in “Gangs of Wasseypur”, Agneepath”, “Masaan” and “Nil Battey Sannata”, soon travelled out of his home in Gopalganj, Bihar, all the way to Delhis National School of Drama and finally, Mumbai.”Growing up, there was no exposure to cinema. I did not step into a cinema hall until I was in perhaps Class 10. But when you dont have a bridge to cross the river, you learn to swim because you want to go to the other side.”My father taught Hindi so there were always books at my home and I loved reading Gorky, Chekhov, European literature and Hindustani writers. They helped me explore the world through their stories,” the 40-year-old told PTI in an interview.Tripathi has quickly made his place in Bollywood as a formidable performer, infusing life into the dullest of roles.The industry seems to have woken up to his talent. Up next for the actor is an impressive line-up of some eight-nine movies, combining both commercial and indie cinema. These include Rajinikanths “Kaala”, festival favourites “Newton” and “Gurgaon”, Dharma Productions “Drive” and Ashwini Iyer Tiwaris “Bareilly Ki Barfi”.He remembers his beginnings in theatre fondly. NSD, he says, was a formative experience. “Theatre first teaches you to become a human and then an actor.”advertisementNow that he has established a connect with his audience, Tripathi says he has become more responsible when it comes to choosing his roles.”It is a very interesting phase for me. Surprisingly, all the eight-nine films that I am doing, they are completely different from one another. I always wanted something like this to happen to me. And it is now happening without much effort from my side.”In “Munna Michael”, Tripathi plays Nawazuddin Siddiquis brother. “Newton” will see him in the role of a CRPF officer opposite Rajkummar Rao. Then there are films like “Julie 2”, “Mango Dreams”, “Life Biryani” and “Gurgaon”, which is currently doing the rounds of the international festival circuit.”Gurgaon is very close to my heart. It is directed by Shanker Raman. I play a person from the age of 30 to 50. He was a farmer and then became a builder and made the city of Gurgaon. The film is about what happens in his life.”The industry is star-driven and Tripathi agrees that the presence of a saleable face can smoothen a films journey. But he believes there is enough space for performers like him.”We are a hero-worship society. Not only do we need stars in cinema but also in politics and sports. It is true that if you have a star in the film, then it is easy to market the film.”There are many good actors but they dont have the audience that would turn up on Friday to watch the movie for them. But there is a change. If I talk about myself, I have been never this busy. If I am getting work that perhaps means the industry needs actors.”Now that he has established a successful career, has direction crossed his mind?Tripathi says he is particularly moved by the story of those who travelled from eastern UP and Bihar to different British colonies as labourers more than 100 years ago.”I am reading and watching documentaries about girmitiyas. I heard Bhojpuri singer Raj Mohans Dui Mutthi Majuri”. He sings about the people who were taken to these countries as labourers. This story of migration troubles me a lot. If I ever direct, I would want to make a film on this. As I also feel like a migrant in the city of Mumbai.” PTI BK MINlast_img read more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Wayne Rooney, David Beckham lead wishes after England’s World Cup triumph

first_imgPhil Foden bagged a brace for England as they made a sensational comeback to down Spain 5-2 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata to lift their first-ever U-17 World Cup.After Sergio Gomez’s brace, England went 2-0 down as early as the 31st minute but Rhian Brewster pulled one back in the 44th minute to give England the momentum going into the second half.But the young Lions came back strong and Morgan Gibbs White levelled the scoring in the 58th minute. With England pulling two back, they were on the up and hugely backed by the 66,684-strong Kolkata crowd. Callum Hudson Odoi and Foden fed on that and continued the pressure before Foden hit the killer blow and got England’s fourth. However, that was not the end of it, the latter was found by a brillaint pass in the 88th minute by Odoi and put one more past the Spain goalkeeper to put the game to rest.While Brewster, Gibbs White and Foden got the goals, the unsung heroes were Odoi and Ryan Sessegnon. The two players played their hearts out and got the best out of the side.Foden bagged the Golden Ball award while Rhian Brestwer got the Golden Boot for scoring eight goals.Spain have now won the U-20 World Cup, U-19 Euros and U-17 World Cup this year. Also, this was a perfect revenge for the Englishmen, who lost out to Spain in the Euros earlier this year via penalties.And England’s victory was hugely appreciated and congratulated on social media. This is how people reacted:advertisementYessss!!! Congratulations to all involved. Been class throughout the tournament ?????? #worldchampions https://t.co/wp1Pj3a4QE- Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) October 28, 2017Brilliant Scenes… congrats to the #YoungLions ?????? #FIFAU17WC https://t.co/8kY4uzTr60- Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 28, 2017England have won the U17 World Cup after beating Spain 5-2…yes Spain. We have a new Golden generation. Well played boys, well played.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 28, 2017Congrats to the U17s – a fantastic achievement! ?????? #ThreeLions https://t.co/Fn9vJU1Cxe- Harry Kane (@HKane) October 28, 2017Congrats lads ????? https://t.co/oU71B1QBTy- Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) October 28, 2017Congratulations @AGomes_47 and @England! https://t.co/d46M1ycbhC- Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 28, 2017Well done City and well done young England on becoming World Champions. Joel and Phil get yourselves home, we’ve got a game on Wednesday!- Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) October 28, 2017Congratulations, @RhianBrewster9 – World Cup winner! ??https://t.co/kGHC0OIeXr- Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 28, 2017It’s all over – we are the #FIFAU17WC champions! ?? pic.twitter.com/lS8Cjr6cjn- England (@England) October 28, 2017@PhilFoden & @RhianBrewster9 You BALLERS ???????????????????? you deserve it lads ???????? Absolutely buzzing @England !! ?????? BEST IN THE WORLD ??????????- Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) October 28, 2017Congratulations England, FIFA U17 World Champions #ENGvESP #FIFAU17WC #FootballTakesOver pic.twitter.com/PoJr0W5qXF- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 28, 2017 With England winning the U-17 World Cup, nine different teams have won the title.Now nine teams have won #FIFAU17WC at least once:Nigeria, Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Brazil, France, Mexico, Switzerland & England!- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 28, 2017Congratulations @england U17’s! Great character shown. Brilliant performances all tournament. World Cup winners! #U17WorldCupfinal ??- Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) October 28, 2017England have won the U17 World Cup after beating Spain 5-2…yes Spain. We have a new Golden generation. Well played boys, well played.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 28, 2017Congratulations to the England U17s for winning the #U17WorldCupfinal. Great year for the #YoungLions- Theresa May (@theresa_may) October 28, 2017Congratulations to @England and to our midfielder Emile Smith Rowe – Under-17 World Cup champions! ?? pic.twitter.com/REZOgfdtFM- Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 28, 2017?? | Congratulations to @LewisGippa3 and @England Under-17s – World Cup Winners! pic.twitter.com/BXTmWHA6fX- Everton (@Everton) October 28, 2017#U17WorldCupfinal @England Congratulations to England U17’s on winning this World Cup fantastic achievement very proud of them ??????- Peter Shilton (@Peter_Shilton) October 28, 2017@England u17 ?????? massive congratulations boys . Enjoy celebrations- Nathaniel Chalobah (@chalobah) October 28, 2017last_img read more

JK police did commendable job in probing terror cases: DGP

first_imgSrinagar, Dec 30 (PTI) The police had done an appreciable job in probing the cases related to terrorism and law-and- order over the last one year in Jammu and Kashmir, which had helped bring the perpetrators of the crimes to justice, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said here today.He was addressing the police personnel at a programme held in DPL, Srinagar.”I am proud of the achievements of the Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, whose efforts have brought laurels. The work and dedication of our police have been recognised by the citizens of the country and top functionaries of the government.”The police have done an appreciable job in investigating the cases related to terrorism, law-and-order in the past one year, which has helped bring the perpetrators of the crimes to justice,” the DGP said.Highlighting the welfare measures taken by the police with the help of the state government, Vaid said some proposals with regard to rank promotions and health were under the consideration of the government.He added that he and his team would continue to strive for more welfare measures in the coming year.Vaid said the Centre had agreed in principle to provide funds for the construction of 3,000 quarters at Srinagar and 2,000 at Jammu for the safe housing of police personnel.For their work, 93 officers and jawans were decorated with ranks and conversion orders of 146 special police officers (SPOs) as constables were distributed on the occasion.Meanwhile, at another function, Vaid expressed the desire that the kin of those policemen killed in action be invited as chief guests and honoured at police-public partnership programmes.advertisementSpeaking at the valedictory function of the Zonal Police Level Sports Festival-2017, held at the Sher-i-Kashmir indoor stadium here, where Zohra Rashid, the daughter of assistant sub-inspector of police Abdul Rashid Shah, who was killed by militants in south Kashmirs Anantnag in August, was the chief guest, the DGP complimented the police for inviting her. PTI SSB RClast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e can be pre-booked starting February 21

first_imgSamsung is all set to launch its Galaxy S10 series on February 20 at the company’s Unpacked event. The S10 series includes Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the toned down Galaxy S10e. Ahead of the launch rumours and leaks have revealed almost everything about the three S10 series phones. All the three Galaxy S10 series phones are said to come with a punch-hole display. A new report now reveals some details about the availability of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e. A teaser poster from Indonesia reveals that the interested buyers will be able to pre-order the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e February 21 onwards.The poster coming from Indonesia has been first revealed by a Twitter user who goes by the name Reza Naufal. The poster reveals the launch date of the Galaxy S10 series and the pre-orders date and timing. Notably, this pre-orders timeline is for the Indonesia market but considering Samsung’s track record the pre-orders of the S10 series in India may also begin on the same day.The poster reveals that the Unpacked event will be held on February 21 at 2AM local time which as for US timing the launch event will happen on February 20 at 2PM. Indians will be able to watch the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e on February 21 at 12:30AM. The poster also reveals the preorders date and time of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e. In Indonesia the pre-orders will begin on February 22 local time, which otherwise mean in the US pre-orders of the S10 will start on Feb 21. Samsung is yet to officially reveal the pre-orders date and time for the Indian market.advertisementA lot has already been talked about the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+. The Plus version is said to come with dual selfie cameras while the regular S10 will come with a single front shooter. All the three Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will come with punch-hole display. This is for the first time that Samsung phones are coming with punch-hole display. Galaxy S10 series is going to the first for Samsung in a lot of aspects. This is for the first time that Samsung phones are coming with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Both the Galaxy S10a and Galaxy S10+ are said to come with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S10e will have the fingerprint sensor placed right below the power key on the side.The affordable Samsung Galaxy S10 aka Galaxy S10e is said to come with a significantly smaller display when compared to the S10. The phone will include a 5.8-inch display. Rumours suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ will sport 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch display respectively. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is expected to come 6GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, two rear cameras, one single camera for selfies. Samsung is planning to launch the phone in three colours including Prism Black and Prism Green and Pearl White. As for the pricing, the Galaxy S10e is expected to cost somewhere around 750, which is roughly around Rs 61,000.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 passes FCC certification, reveals 9W reverse wireless charging support, Wi-Fi 6ALSO READ | Samsung may soon launch pop-up selfie camera phone, likely to be called Galaxy A90ALSO READ | This is Galaxy S10e, Samsung will launch it with Galaxy S10 to take on iPhone XRlast_img read more

Watch: Chris Carson the Tank Engine

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Our photo/video guy Chris Knox put together this awesome video of Chris Carson set to the lyrics of a Biggie Smalls/Thomas the Tank Engine mashup. I of course had no idea what in the world the song was, but I have to say it’s pretty awesome.We tried our best to edit out all the expletives, and I think we got them all, but you might want to keep the volume down just in case.Also, if you missed it, you should read Kyle Cox on Carson’s renaissance.last_img read more

Could Mike Gundy’s Mullet Be Used For Recruiting?

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We have finally reached the end of the road for Mike Gundy’s mullet. Probably. Gundy will likely cut it after the season is over so we only have a few more glorious days of him being in the spotlight with the mane flowing like milk and honey.Love what the visor does to it here. Really accentuates the flow. Separates the business from the party. pic.twitter.com/O4uTpfUDhp— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 26, 2016Last week Gundy noted that the mullet might actually be a recruiting tool.“I don’t know that I could take credit for that much of it,” said Gundy. “You know the old rule of marketing: ‘Anything that has your name out there whether it’s good or bad is good.’ When I go into homes of recruits they don’t really care, but their parents stare at your hair. I’m not sure whether they really like it or not. But, up to this point we’ve done pretty good recruiting.”It’s true that Gundy has become excellent at these mini-reinventions of himself over the course of his decade plus in Stillwater. This year’s Billy Ray Cyrus fever is just another in a long line of humorous one-off sideshows that help keep the Head Visor in the public eye. One of his defensive players was asked about the mane on Monday.“Him wearing a mullet?” asked Ramon Richards. “I’m not going to say nothing. But if we continue to have success, if he has the mullet, let him keep the mullet. Coach Spencer might be next. I might get me a mullet.”Given Richards’ current locks, that would be quite a mullet.When you wake up and Christmas is over but you remember it’s #okstate bowl week. pic.twitter.com/D7L6nP9AAP— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 26, 2016So as the Arkansas Waterfall takes center stage one more time before Gundy and Co. hit the crootin’ trail in early January, let’s drink deeply from the pool because this is as glorious as a college football coach’s hair gets. Also, I’m not sure it’s helping with recruiting, Mike!last_img read more

Watch: Mike Gundy Gives Advice to OSU Basketball Coach Mike Boynton

first_imgIn what is apparently the first of three video clips coming down the pike from OSU, Oklahoma State’s most inexperienced coach sat down with arguably its most. Predictably, the latter had some advice for the former.Days after signing a “lifetime” extension with his alma mater, Gundy ran the orchestrated face-to-face chat like he would a team meeting. Mike Boynton held his own as the two talked about coaching, impacting players outside the sport and more.The questionnaire was obviously scripted and answers most assuredly canned. But the best part about Mike Gundy — and Boynton from what we can tell so far — is that you still believe what they are saying 100 percent.AdChoices广告Check out the video below. And listen to Gundy’s confidence in Mike Boynton’s recruiting chops. (6-foot-10!!)Toughness is being able to lead despite adverse conditions. That’s true whether you’re from Midwest City or Brooklyn. #okstate (Part 1 of 3) pic.twitter.com/zn9bRGSGl2— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) June 16, 2017 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Who will El Tri call for March’s friendlies?

first_imgMexico Who will Mexico call for March friendly matches vs. Iceland and Croatia? Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 23:22 13/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Juan Carlos Osorio Mexico Chris Covatta Mexico World Cup Mexico v Iceland Mexico v Croatia Croatia Iceland Friendlies With the March friendly window providing one of the last chances for Juan Carlos Osorio to see his players in person, it will be a crucial call-up This week, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio will announce his squad to face Iceland and Croatia, his final call-up before bringing players into camp once the European season ends and naming his World Cup roster.It will be the best indication we’ve had since the 2017 Confederations Cup of where Osorio sees the group. Who does he want to have in Russia? Is he prizing versatility over players who are really good at one thing but not as good at others? Will have give chances to some of the younger players on the fringe? Or with most of his decisions already made, is it time to get down to business and start working together toward the goals of getting out of the group, getting to the fifth game and ultimately lifting the World Cup? We’ll receive big clues this week.In all likelihood, Osorio will call more than 23 players, but we’re going to keep our projection to 23 and allow that a couple more could travel, allowing more opportunities for the coaching staff to see different players and, yes, for rotation. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp GoalkeepersAlfredo Talavera TolucaGuillermo Ochoa, Jesus Corona, Alfredo TalaveraThis trio seems the most likely to go to Russia, and it would stand to reason they all would be invited into this camp. It will be fascinating to see how Osorio will approach the goalkeeping situation. Alfredo Talavera is back from the knee injury that sidelined him for several months but hasn’t looked all that great for Toluca.Does Osorio toss him out against Iceland to see how he responds against a team likely to play a more direct style of soccer, the kind of game in which he’s used Talavera before? Does he give Ochoa a full game and give the other two guys a half each in the other? Is it all Memo all the time? Rotating the goalkeeper was one of Osorio’s ideas which he has discarded with experience, but it’s reasonable to expect to see all three faces during this window. DefendersHector Moreno MexicoHector Moreno, Nestor Araujo, Diego Reyes, Carlos Salcedo, Miguel Layun, Jesus Gallardo​Here they are. Your Mexico defenders at the 2018 World Cup.Sure, plenty could change, but this looks like it will be the group Osorio takes. Moreno’s fitness was in question after a training-ground injury with new club Real Sociedad forced him to miss a few contests but his goal against Alaves last week and 90 minutes against Espanyol last weekend have assuaged fears he’d miss out. Diego Reyes has become a regular for Porto, more or less. Miguel Layun’s club situation is better, with the defender now at Sevilla.Luis Rodriguez was impressive against Bosnia and Herzegovina last month but currently is out with an injury. Edson Alvarez has seen a bit more time with America lately, but it’s fair to wonder if falling out of Miguel Herrera’s first team will end the World Cup dream for the 20-year-old (he’ll have more chances to go to a World Cup). We didn’t include him, but don’t be surprised to see Hugo Ayala in the mix as well. The Tigres center back has been solid if not spectacular when he’s suited up for El Tri. Club form is sort of secondary, though. These are Mexico’s best defenders. Period. MidfieldersOmar Govea Selección MexicanaAndres Guardado, Hector Herrera, Jonathan dos Santos, Javier Aquino, Marco Fabian, Omar Govea, Jonathan GonzalezAndres Guardado is back in Real Betis training but didn’t appear in Monday’s win over Alaves. It’s not like he won’t be in the World Cup squad, so it’s possible he continues recuperating in Spain. His status is up in the air, but if he’s healthy, he’ll be with the group.Hector Herrera and Jonathan dos Santos seem assured. Aquino is a player who rarely gets much attention, but the way he combines with the fullbacks and his crossing put him in a category along with Mexico’s best players. He’s only 28, and absolutely could be playing abroad again should he desire.Marco Fabian is fit, and while he hasn’t been getting as much playing time as he’d like to with Eintracht Frankfurt it’s more than reasonable for the coaching staff to call Fabian up. Before being sidelined by a back issue for the majority of the season, Fabian had a solid Confederations Cup (remember this?). It will be worth having him back around the group and allowing the Mexico trainers to see where he’s at and make sure he’s good to go ahead of the summer.That brings us to the two surprise inclusions. Mexico assistant coach Luis Pompilio Paez told reporters last weekend that the coaching staff has spoken with Govea about being part of the friendly matches. He impressed in his brief appearance over the summer and would’ve been part of the January camp had his team released him. Clearly, there’s enough there to consider taking him to Russia. This is a good chance to see just what he can offer against opponents who will be taking part in the World Cup. Jonathan Gonzalez’s injury hasn’t come at a great time. He missed Monterrey’s loss to Santos Laguna on Sunday. Everything the Mexico staff has said indicates they want to see him in action again, so I’ve included him as my 23rd pick. If he can’t play, it’s not necessarily the end of his bid to make the 2018 tournament, but a good showing this month certainly would boost his chances.ForwardsJavier Hernandez Chicharito MexicoJavier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Hirving Lozano, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Raul Jimenez, Giovani dos Santos, Oribe Peralta, Carlos VelaHow excited does Chicharito have to be to join up with the Mexico national team? Seriously, think about it. Things already weren’t going all that great for him at West Ham personally. Then, he starts to score a bit and see more minutes but gets sent back to the bench. The Hammers can’t put it together and the fans are running on the field, protesting the club. Then you go to the United States where thousands of fans are screaming your name and go into a locker room that generally seems to like hanging out with each other. It just seems like a huge shift.Anyway, he’ll be in this group. So will Hirving Lozano and Raul Jimenez. Oribe Peralta also should be included in this call-up, even though he stayed home in January. It’s a full window and Peralta’s spot in Russia isn’t exactly set in stone. Giovani dos Santos’ place didn’t seem set in stone, but Osorio loved how he approached the offseason. A hamstring injury forced him off at halftime of the LA Galaxy’s loss Sunday to NYCFC, but it looked to have happened pretty early in the half and he was okay to continue. If he’s fit, he’s in. Carlos Vela, on the other hand, was excellent in his MLS match Saturday, netting his first goal for LAFC, and should be included.(Editor’s note: Reports March 13 said Gio will be kept out of the squad because of the injury with a Liga MX-based player set to receive the call in his place.)Jesus Corona didn’t make the Panini sticker album, according to leaks, but maybe that was just because of his absence from the Confederations Cup because of personal issues. After starting with Porto in the UEFA Champions League, he should be good to go even if his form hasn’t been as impressive as it was at this time last season.last_img read more

Report: Athletic 1 Marseille 2

first_imgAthletic Bilbao 1 Marseille 2 (2-5 agg): Payet inspires visitors to victory Alex Fisher 03:52 16/3/2018 dimitripayet - cropped AFP Marseille cruised into the Europa League quarter finals with a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, securing a 5-2 aggregate success. Dimitri Payet and Lucas Ocampos haunted Athletic Bilbao for a second time in the Europa League as Marseille cruised into the quarter finals 5-2 on aggregate.Both Payet and Ocampos found the back of the net in the first leg at the Stade Velodrome last week and they were at it again on Thursday, Marseille running out 2-1 winners at San Mames.However, their progress was marred by reports of trouble before the match between Marseille fans and security staff, while flares were also reportedly thrown from the travelling supporters. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp That could well bring sanctions from UEFA, but on the pitch Marseille were excellent with the impressive Payet a shining light.A marauding run, including a one-two with Kostas Mitroglou, was ended by Inigo Lekue’s crude challenge, Payet converting the resulting spot kick with aplomb.14 – Dimitri Payet is involved in 14 goals in his 17 Europa League games (5 goals, 9 assists). Pride. pic.twitter.com/N8f2XjW67j— OptaJean (@OptaJean) March 15, 2018Ocampos took his opportunity early in the second period as Athletic gave him far too much room on the left, the Argentine cutting in and firing into the bottom corner – out of Iago Herrerin’s reach.Inaki Williams was lucky to stay on the pitch in the second half after escaping punishment for a challenge on Jordan Amavi when already on a yellow card.He took advantage to halve the deficit on the night with a close-range finish after the ball ricocheted around the visitors’ penalty area.Any hope of an Athletic comeback quickly disappeared two minutes later, however, as Aritz Aduriz was shown a second yellow for a poorly-timed challenge on Ocampos, the striker having earlier been booked for dissent.That enabled Marseille to comfortably see out the victory and ensure progression into the quarters, their first last-eight appearance in a European competition since the 2011-12 Champions League. read morelast_img read more

College GameDay Crew Picks Oklahoma State to Best Kansas State

first_imgIn a clean sweep last weekend, the ESPN College GameDay pickers chose Texas to top Oklahoma State.They were right. OSU fans will hope they are right again this week, as Desmond Howard, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit picked that the Cowboys would beat Kansas State on Saturday night in Boone Pickens Stadium. Celebrity guest pickers Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union took the Wildcats.Howard said he didn’t think K-State could score enough to keep up with the Pokes. Union said she and Wade are friends with former K-State player Jaime Mendez, and that’s why they backed the Wildcats.Corso didn’t give much of a reasoning. Herbstreit praised the Cowboys’ three-headed attack of Spencer Sanders, Tylan Wallace and Chuba Hubbard and said OSU will outscore K-State. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

BCCI to bear tax burden for 2021 T20 World Cup, 2023 World Cup if no tax exemption

first_img Press Trust of India DubaiMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 19:32 IST Representative Image (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI has been asked to bear a tax liability to the tune of Rs 150 crore for future global eventsIndian board will have to pay the tax liability in case it is not able to get tax exemptionIncidentally, lack of tax exemption was one of the major reasons why the Formula One race was pulled out of IndiaThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been asked by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to bear a tax liability to the tune of USD 21 million (Rs 150 crore) for conducting future global events like the 2021 World T20 and 2023 ODI World Cup.The BCCI representatives have apparently asked for time till the completion of general elections, which has been granted by the parent body.The International Cricket Council gets tax exemption from member nations for conducting global events but it didn’t get any for the 2016 World T20 as Indian tax laws don’t allow any such leeway.Incidentally, the lack of tax exemption was one of the major reasons why the Formula One race was pulled out of India.The issue has persisted between the global body and its richest member board and also came up for discussion at the recent ICC quarterly meeting.It has been learnt that ICC chairman Shashank Manohar has told the BCCI that as per its rules, the Indian board will have to pay the tax liability in case it is not able to get tax exemption.”Mr Manohar has categorically said that tax exemption is something BCCI needs to figure out,” a BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.”Since this is about tax laws and it can change with time, the BCCI thinks it’s prudent to wait till the general elections get over and take it from there,” he said.There is a school of thought in the BCCI that they would ask the various sponsors to share the tax burden, which will be beneficial for all the parties.advertisement”There is a clause in the contract, where the sponsors may have to carry the burden of tax in case the hosting nation doesn’t have tax exemption laws. So BCCI will be within their rights to ask the various sponsors to share the burden,” the official said.When CoA chief Vinod Rai was asked about the issue, he said: “Tax laws are complicated. I will only comment on the issue once I am aware of all the details. However, I don’t think it’s an issue that can’t be sorted out.Also read | ICC to BCCI: Severing cricket ties with countries not our domainAlso Read | India, Australia teams arrive in Nagpur ahead of 2nd ODIAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow BCCIFollow ICCFollow India tax lawsFollow 2021 T20 World CupFollow 2023 World Cup BCCI to bear tax burden for 2021 T20 World Cup, 2023 World Cup if no tax exemptionThe International Cricket Council gets tax exemption from member nations for conducting global events but it didn’t get any for the 2016 World T20 as Indian tax laws don’t allow any such leeway.advertisementlast_img read more

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe review

first_img The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Radical V-Shape Plane Design Imagines Passengers Seated in the Wings Flor De Cana Celebrates 130 Years With 30-Year-Old V Generaciones Rum There’s a good chance you’ve read a review of the Cadillac ATS-V – it was introduced, after all, with an abundance of fan-fare. “M3-killer,” many quipped; “the best handling vehicle in its class,” others jeered.And here’s the truth: every bit of praise for the ATS-V’s performance is rightly deserved – this is a luxury-veiled super coupe that will sling around a track in the time it takes you to notice the wreath is gone from Caddy’s crest.If I was referring to the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, that might be all you needed to know. However, the ATS-V sits opposite a table of true luxury competitors, and as such, must prove it’s been through an equally-rigorous etiquette program as the established players.Fear not: if you came here to indulge in another helping of performance-inspired wordplay, I’ll get to that, but after spending a week with Cadillac’s prodigy, I’ve acquired a clearer picture of what owners are signing up for with the contribution of a $62,665 check.Softened StylingThe 2016 ATS-V Coupe is hard to nail down in terms of exterior styling. There are obvious differences between the standard ATS and “ATS-Vroom” at the front (a ventilated, bulging hood, a black front splitter, and larger air intakes are all standard on the range-topper), but further back, the distinctions are far less pronounced. If the giant optional rear wing isn’t your cup of tea, only the quad-tipped exhaust and piano-black diffuser offer hints to rearward onlookers about the car’s twin-turbocharged tenacity.For many, the “sleeper” nature of the ATS-V’s aesthetics is a major draw – we all know officers are drawn like magnets to inflated, shouty performance cars. Indeed it feels like driving around in a 464 horsepower secret – by the time you know the truth, the “V” badges are just a blur. Unfortunately, the joy of obscurity can also be penance if you long for respect on local boulevards.Whether you desire flash or appreciate modesty, the ATS-V Coupe is a handsome figure. Sleek lines, attractive wheel designs, narrow door mirrors, and deep-dished side sills combine for a mature stance. I’m reminded of the first-generation CTS-V that debuted in 2004 with just a touch of chrome, and a mammoth V8.While Cadillac’s design has thankfully hustled into the modern age since then, there’s still a portion of the ATS that irks me: the rear fascia. It’s more than just a toned-down look, it’s as if someone pinched the rear to a point and called it a day. It’s not so insulting as to ruin the overall physique, but it feels lazy for a luxury brand that’s hunting for the upper echelons of legitimacy.Voracious PerformanceNow that we’ve established how the ATS-V speaks softly, let’s analyze that giant proprietary stick.The ATS-V debuted in late 2014 with the automaker’s brand new motor, a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 churning out 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, BMW’s M3 also makes use of a forced induction six-cylinder, though is down about 40 hp to the Caddy. Mercedes-AMG offers two stages of tune for its C63 AMG’s bi-turbo V8: 469 horses or 503 (in “S” designation).While Mercedes-AMG offers more power, only BMW and Cadillac will let you choose a six-speed manual transmission. Mid-pack on grunt, you might assume the C63 AMG S outshines the ATS-V in straight-line speed. Not so. Cadillac’s coupe rockets to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds when paired with an eight-speed automatic, precisely on pace with the lighter M3 and more powerful Mercedes-Benz. With minimal lag from Caddy’s forced induction unit, there’s at least some grunt all over the powerband and a hoarder’s garage full of it above 3,500 rpm.My tester came equipped with a manual gearbox and steering wheel-mounted paddles that initiate the ATS-V’s active rev-match feature – a handy tool for those who have yet to master heel-toe downshifts. Gear changes are crisp, communicative, and brief – the perfect combination for a sports car that’s factory-furnished for track duty.Speed comes like an allowance from rich, emotionally-detached parents. Unlike a spoiled adolescent, however, the Cadillac knows how to apply its endowment without hurtling into calamitous misfortune. That’s where the aluminum Brembo brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires come in.You’d swear the ATS-V was hiding the aforementioned Z/28’s Pirelli Trofeo R 305mm tires under its fenders by the way it grips through a corner. Incredibly balanced, the Cadillac darts into a bend with perfect accuracy and doesn’t flinch as the world melts around the coupe’s increasing pace.I double-checked the spec sheet to confirm the ATS-V employs an electric steering system, because feedback and weight are every bit as satisfying as a manual unit. And before you get to that next curve in the road, the ATS-V will bring you to a halt with consistent braking bite.Then there’s GM’s infamous Magnetic Ride Control. It’s been praised a thousand times by now and I’ll gladly be the thousand-and-first individual to say it’s wondrously good. Cruising about in touring mode, it’s easy to forget how quickly the system can tighten up like a nerd who’s about to receive his daily wedgie.Sport and Track modes unleash the ATS-V’s potential, but come with a significantly harsher ride. Whether you’re a no-pulp or extra-pulp kind of guy or gal, you’ll still enjoy dialing the powertrain out to its 6,500 redline as the assimilated tune of turbo whoosh and V6 burble fill the cockpit.Shallow LuxuryI’d love to cap the review there, but I did promise to do more than simply echo accolades to the car’s performance. Alas, inside the ATS-V’s cabin are both merry surprises and disconcerting ones.With modest restraint regarding the ATS-V’s options list, the super coupe just nestles on the underside of the $70 grand mark – a considerable chunk of change, though thousands less than its rivals. For that price, there are certain expectations about the level of interior refinement.Where the ATS-V routes the competition is its optional Recaro sport seats. Worth every penny of their $2,300 asking price, the multi-way adjustable, heated buckets defy logic by blending long-haul comfort with track-hugging grip. Not once during several protracted drives did any part of my rump go numb, and in every bend I was glued to the seatback like a Lucha Libre was pinning me down. Rear seat passengers also benefit from comfortable, supportive seats and generous legroom.To my surprise, I actually enjoyed using Cadillac’s updated CUE infotainment system. Though initially a bit tedious to operate (due to a lack of physical buttons), I quickly adapted to its electrostatic controls and touchscreen layout. Sadly, the crisp display is paired with a dull driver instrument cluster, which feels like a carry over from too many models ago.The remainder of the interior has flashes of refinement, but leaves an overall impression of discriminate luxury. Alcantara trim on the dash, seat backs, and door panels stand out next to budget plastics elsewhere. And while piano black trim looks great while clean, two days later, dust has clung to it with The Terminator’s resolve.Having experienced the latest CTS and CT6 interiors, there isn’t a doubt that Cadillac is on the right track, and eventually its more premium models will lend their interior splendor to the ATS, but for now I’m left wanting the class of a German cabin.ConclusionThe 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is a brilliant car – a class-leading performer, a handsome coupe, and a thrilling secret for those in the know. I was concerned that my love of the car’s high-speed achievements would be tainted by underwhelming road manners. Despite the need for greater attention to detail in the cabin, the ATS-V emerges as a confident alternative to the established players from AMG and M.Badge snobs need not apply, but ATS-V owners will be regarded as prudent, not cheap. 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Kiehl’s new anti-Aging Skincare for Men Will Turn Back Time

first_img 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men Editors’ Recommendations Not to generalize, but it does seem the case that men tend not to go out of their way to prevent the ravages of aging. You guys have some bad habits. For instance, not using protection against the evil death rays of the sun, passing out in bed without washing off the grime of the day, and going sans moisturizer on the daily. These are things women are practically hardwired to do to keep the wrinkles and sagging skin at bay. And though at first men do age better than women, by age 50 there is a precipitous drop in both hydration levels and skin thickness, which all translates to deep wrinkles, dark circles, sagging. Kiehl’s decided to zero in on men’s skin needs and concerns to create a hardcore age fighting range—Age Defender.center_img One way it’s geared towards you is that it’s a total of three products because guys don’t appreciate a time-consuming five-step regimen like their lady cohorts. The three products work together to get the job done:Within the range, there is a superhero of a Serum that does the heavy lifting.A lightweight firming Moisturizer that will convince grease-prone faces to start hydrating and, as a bonus, offers exfoliating action.And the Eye Repair Cream to take care of the crow’s feet and unwanted baggage.They harness the power of natural ingredients, like Cypress, Linseed, and Rye Seed Extracts, to help you relive your youth, or well, at least get back a few years of your life on your face. Even if you’re not quite at the point in your life when you start seeing the signs of your bad behavior, it can’t hurt to start caring a little and slathering the stuff on.$30-$50, kiehls.com What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? How to Shave With a Straight Razorlast_img read more

Conquering hunger key to peace UN food agency chief tells Washington officials

16 March 2007Conquering hunger is critical to peace and prosperity, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has told United States officials, urging stepped-up efforts to address the global problem. “Today and every day for the foreseeable future, 18,000 children will die of hunger and hunger-related ailments – one every five seconds,” WFP Executive Director James T. Morris told a US Senate hearing on food aid yesterday. “The number of hungry people – now estimated at 852 million worldwide – is growing by some 4 million a year. In spite of record contributions from our donors – led by the United States – the resources available to fight hunger are simply not keeping pace. We are not winning this war.” Mr. Morris said the problem was “not only an affront to conscience in an era of plenty, but an untenable situation we ignore at our own risk.”Investing in good nutrition for the youngest children and their mothers would break the cycle of “inherited hunger” that handicaps economic development in poor countries, he said. “This is the single best investment you can make in a better future for the poorest countries, indeed for all of us.” The WFP chief, who was addressing the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, steps down in April from his post running the world’s largest provider of food aid. He said his five-year tenure was one of unprecedented challenge for WFP, citing huge disasters that ranged from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to the explosion of violence in the Darfur region of Sudan.He also singled out the devastating impact of climate change and HIV/AIDS on food security, and the fact that both commodity and transport costs had risen sharply over that same period. Mr. Morris said the US, the single-largest donor to WFP, could lead the world in making that extra investment, which he said could help reverse the negative global trends fuelling the continued rise in the numbers of hungry poor. “President Eisenhower once said you can change the world with wheat, and not weapons. I believe that’s true,” he said. read more