Creating Chances Not Enough, We Have to Score from Them: Sunil Chhetri

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Dubai: Talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri on Tuesday asked his team-mates to pull up their socks and produce an improved performance in the team’s crunch World Cup qualifying round match against Afghanistan on Thursday.After inspiring performance against Asian champions Qatar (0-0 draw), India played out a 1-1 draw against lower-ranked Bangladesh, who were on the verge of running away with the match before the home side’s late equaliser in Kolkata on October 15. Igor Stimac’s side are now at the fourth spot in the Group E table with two points and the Thursday’s match at Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe will be a crunch game for India to remain in the hunt in the qualifying round. The war-ravaged Afghanistan chose Dushanbe as their home venue for the second round qualifiers of the World Cup.Chhetri said “converting chances” was an area where the team needs to work more. India had a slew of chances against Bangladesh and all of them they wasted except for the 88th minute header from Adil Khan.”We are creating chances. But that is not enough. We have to try our best to convert them and try to be a tougher unit while defending. We have missed against Bangladesh and we need to pull up our socks against Afghanistan,” Chhetri said after a short training stint at the Dubai Sports City.”At the end of the day, if we can do better on the pitch, we’ll be happier, Chhetri mentioned,” he added.The team is on transit here on way to Dushanbe. The players reached here on Monday and will leave for the Tajikistan later in the day. They will reach Dushanbe — which has no direct flight from any Indian city — on Wednesday, just a day before the match.Stimac, on his part, said his team will go for a win and it cannot afford to slip at any cost.”We have a steep task in Dushanbe and we have to overcome that. Winning against Afghanistan is the only thing that is going on in our mind now. It will not come to us, rather we need to go and snatch it. It’s always about us and our performance to achieve something,” the Croatian said.Fullback Subhasish Bose said, “Maintaining clean sheets will be of paramount importance in order to stay alive in the race of the World Cup Qualifiers. We will need to be sharper in the absence of Sandesh-bhai (Jhingan).”The team is upbeat. We will leave no stone unturned to make the most out of the remaining games. We were able to do the same against Qatar. If we play to our true potential, there’s no reason not to repeat it against Afghanistan and Oman again,” he added.Seasoned defender Anas Edathodika, who paired with Adil Khan at the heart of the defence against Bangladesh, sounded optimistic about the “defensive solidarity” that the Blue Tigers have shown so far.”There are no easy games at the International level but we have shown defensive solidarity so far. We have to continue to believe in ourselves. We really need to get some good results in the next two games and all that starts with our performance at the back,” he said.”In Asian Cup qualifiers last time, we had three consecutive clean sheets. It always makes your job easier to win a match if you can come out with a clean sheet. If we can maintain our shape and hold the defensive line as per our plans, we can pull it off against them,” he explained.”We will miss Sandesh Jhingan (injured), but the others need to step up and shoulder the responsibility now. All players are currently playing in the Hero Indian Super League and so it should not be the same problem,” centreback Adil Khan mentioned. AfghanistanFIFA 2022 World Cup QualifiersfootballIndia First Published: November 12, 2019, 10:21 PM ISTlast_img read more

England have the firepower to win World Twenty20 in India: Alex Hales

first_imgEngland batsman Alex Hales believes his team has the talent and firepower both in batting and bowling to win the forthcoming World Twenty20 cricket tournament scheduled to be played in India in March-April.England lost their recent one-day international (ODI) series against hosts South Africa 2-3 despite leading 2-0 after the first two matches. The World T20 begins on March 8 with the final match scheduled for April 3.Hales impressed throughout the series against South Africa, hitting four half-centuries in the opening four matches before chalking up his second ODI century in the series deciding match on Sunday.When asked if the national side can win the World T20, the right-hand opening batsman was confident in saying that they can.”I don’t see why not. It’s definitely the best side I’ve been involved with in Twenty20, with a lot of young ball strikers and a good bowling attack as well,” Hales said on Monday.”I think it’s a really exciting time – with the talent and firepower we have in our squad, people who can hit sixes all the way down to No 11. I think we’ve got a good chance,” Hales said.Hales was markedly more comfortable during the ODI series compared to the Test series against South Africa where he was unable to put together a good string of performances.”I was obviously very disappointed with how the Tests went. But it was my first crack at it, and I feel I learned a lot from it,” the hard-hitting batsman said.advertisement”It was good to find some form with the white ball, and I feel in good touch going into these Twenty20s. We’ve got a big couple of months now, with the Twenty20 World Cup,” Hales concluded.last_img read more

SPORT-ASIA-LD IND 3 LAST

first_imgThe ever-improving Bumrah then removed Shehan Jayasuriya The ever-improving Bumrah then removed Shehan Jayasuriya (3) with a delivery that moved a touch and the resultant snick offered became Dhonis second catch of the night. The once dangerous Tillekaratne Dilshan (18 off 16 balls) nowadays plays from the memory and looks a pale shadow of his old self. His miseries were ended at the beginning of the 7th over. Pandya, coming in as first change, struck with his very first delivery, as he dug one short. Dilshan went for the pull shot but only managed to hit straight to Ashwin at fine leg boundary. Sri Lanka were struggling at 31 for three when stand-in captain Angelo Mathews joined Chamara Kapugedera. The duo added 26 runs before Pandya again struck in his third over. Mathews got a fullish delivery outside off-stump and was played on trying to go for a cut shot. At 57 for four, Milinda Siriwardana (22) joined forces with Kapugedera (30) as the duo played some counter-attacking shots. With a left-hander at the crease, Dhoni introduced Suresh Raina into the attack but it did not yield any immediate result. The Lankan duo added 43 runs for the fifth wicket before Siriwardanas indiscretion cost him his wicket. Ashwin flighted one inviting the left-hander to step out. The length was altered and he did not reach to the pitch of the delivery while trying to loft it. Raina took an easy catch at long-on. Kapugedera, who hit a few shots in between, was not allowed to play his natural game and ultimately perished, giving Bumrah his second wicket with Pandya taking a well-judged catch. PTI KHS PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Misbah-ul-Haq likely to retire after England tour

first_imgPakistan’s most successful Test captain is expected to make a clear announcement about his future on Friday before the national team embarks on its challenging tour to England.Misbah, 42, was compelled by the Pakistan Cricket Board not to retire from Test cricket late last year and lead the team on the England tour and a PCB official said the captain now wanted to clearly outline his future plans before leaving for England. (Also read: Virat Kohli the best batsman in the world: Mohammad Amir) “Misbah will officially announce it in press or would convey it to the board till Friday about his future plans regarding international cricket,” he said.Misbah retired from One-Day Internationals last year after the World Cup and from the T20I format even before that but continues to play Test cricket. (Also read: Pakistan Cricket Board fumes as Mohammad Amir appears on TV show) ACID TEST IN ENGLANDHis critics and supporters believe that the tour to England will define Misbah’s place in Pakistan cricket history as Pakistan in the last four to five years have played their home series in the United Arab Emirates on generally flat pitches.Ironically, Misbah was not part of the Pakistan squad that went to England in late 2010 for a tour which saw the infamous spot-fixing scandal erupt in the fourth and final Test at Lords.But it was after that tour that PCB decided to appoint Misbah as Test captain, a position he has held until now.’FACING ENGLAND PACERS WILL BE BIG CHALLENGE’advertisementMisbah made it clear he remained confident about the team’s chances in England as it boosted a strong bowling line-up and a confident batting line up.”Our batting line is way more experienced than the side which toured England in 2010. Results will be better.”Misbah admitted that the English pace attack posed a serious challenge for the Pakistani batsmen in their home conditions but said the batsmen have been told they must be prepared to stand up and be counted.”Facing the England pace attack will be the biggest challenge for Pakistan. We’ve been preparing for since the past month. Batsmen need to be well-disciplined  against the England attack.”Misbah has twice led Pakistan to Test series wins over England in 2012, completing a 3-0 whitewash and last year as well but both series were played in UAE.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

San Beda nips Lyceum to move closer to NCAA juniors title

first_imgView comments Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Defending champ Zverev beats error-prone Nadal at ATP Finals Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue John Barba, the tournament’s MVP, had 21 points for the Junior Pirates while Gyle Montano added 18.SAN BEDA 94—Ynot 16, Sanchez 16, Amsali 14, Andrada 14, Alcantara 12, Delfino 8, Oftana 6, Valencia 3, Pelipel 3, Cabanero 2, Alao 0, Llarena 0, Pascual 0, Nicdao 0.LYCEUM 80—Barba 21, Montano 18, Omandac 11, Gamlanga 10, Garro 9, Guadania 6, Garing 5, Panganiban 0, Caduyac 0, Ragasa 0, Santos 0, Dejelo 0, Dumon 0, Gudmalin 0.Quarters: 25-14, 47-41, 67-58, 94-80ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Yukien Andrada and Jay Ynot likewise sparkled along with King Alcantara for the Red Cubs, who are seeking redemption after missing the crown the past three seasons.“It’s a great feeling to win Game 1, but the series is far from over,’’ said San Beda coach Manu Inigo, son of former Inquirer sports editor Manolo Inigo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceSanchez had 16 points and 14 rebounds while Amsali added 14 points and 14 boards. Ynot, playing his final year for the Red Cubs along with Sanchez and Amsali, finished with 16 points while Andrada contributed 14.The Red Cubs, looking for their 24th NCAA juniors crown overall, demolished their rivals in the paint with 64 rebounds, 32 of them on the offensive glass, the same total of rebounds for the Junior Pirates. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MANILA, Philippines–Justin Sanchez and Rhayyan Amsali wound up with double-double figures as the San Beda Red Cubs downed the Lyceum Junior Pirates, 94-80, and moved within a victory of clinching the juniors title of the NCAA Season 95 basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more

Haemodialysis Unit at CRH To Be Expanded

first_img Usage to increase from 220 to 325 dialysis episodes for patients each week Contract worth $38 million for the expansion of the Haemodialysis unit Demand for the service continues to increase Story Highlights Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, on August  2, signed a contract worth $38 million for the expansion of the Haemodialysis unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in St. James.Speaking at the signing ceremony, held at the offices of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), in Montego Bay, Dr. Ferguson said the expanded unit will accommodate more patients.“We are working steadfastly at ensuring that no facility is left out and that we provide the necessary environment needed to improve the health of our people,” the Minister said.“I am particularly excited about the work to be done to expand the Haemodialysis unit, given that this has always been an area with limited capacity across the health sector. The need is rising as a result of the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases,” he noted.Dr. Ferguson said that the CRH has, over the years, been expanding the Haemodialysis unit as the demand for the service continues to increase, adding that the unit moved from five work stations in 1998, to 12 and it is now at 18.He noted that after the expansion project, the unit will house some 27 work stations, and will increase the usage from 220 to 325 dialysis episodes for patients each week.“This is significant, when we consider that diabetes, which is one of the main risk factors for kidney failure, is ranked as the leading cause of death among women and the third leading cause of death for men,” the Minister said.He also toured the refurbished dietary department (kitchen) at the hospital, and commissioned into service the new standby generator which was installed at a cost of $36 million.Stressing that the kitchen is important in health care delivery, Minister Ferguson said “there is a need to ensure that the output of the department is in keeping with patient demand.” The Minister noted that the cost of this project  was $20 million.The Minister lauded the National Health Fund (NHF) for providing funds for both projects.last_img read more

Parenting Resource Centres on Track for Year End

first_img The resource centres are being established by the National Parenting Support Commission. Story Highlights Parents also learn about their responsibilities under the law and the consequences of not fulfilling them. Plans are on track for the establishment of approximately 80 parenting places island wide by December 2013.Speaking at an awards luncheon for teachers at the Jamaica Observer’s headquarters in Kingston on Friday (Oct. 25), Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites said the resource centres are being established by the National Parenting Support Commission, to provide parents with best practices on how to support their children’s education.He underscored that parental support is crucial to the development of children, and urged more parents to get involved in their child’s educational development.Established by the Ministry of Education, they are providing critical support and guidance to parents as they undertake the increasingly difficult task of child rearing.The centres, considered one-stop-shops, provide a comfortable and attractive place for parents to go for information, courses, workshops, mentoring, recreational activities, income support training  and when possible, diagnostic and therapeutic services.Parents also learn about their responsibilities under the law and the consequences of not fulfilling them, particularly as it relates to abuse or neglect.In the meantime, he said the Ministry has already retrained more than 200 under-deployed teachers and reassigned them, with their consent, to other areas including Special Education/Alternative Secondary Transitional Education Programme.The special luncheon honoured approximately 22 teachers from the Eastern Region who have assisted with the production and sales of the company’s educational publications.The recognised teachers have actively employed the use of Jamaica Observer products, such as the weekly Study Centre and TEENage magazine, to aid in their students’ education. The centres provide parents with best practices on how to support their children’s education.last_img read more

Hyundai plans to start rolling out BS6 s early next year

first_imgUdaipur: South Korean auto major Hyundai plans to start rolling out upgraded BS6 compliant models, including diesel trims, on a regular basis by early next year, a top company official said. The company, which is present in the country through a wholly-owned subsidiary, also plans to simultaneously keep selling BS4 vehicles till end of March next year in order to offer lower priced units to prospective customers. “I estimate that by the end of this year or early next year, the introduction of BS6 vehicles will happen,” Hyundai Motor India MD and CEO SS Kim told PTI in an interview. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal In terms of technology, the company is ready with most of the work from research and development perspective, he added. Kim, however, clarified that the ramp up of BS6 models is going to happen in a gradual manner. Hyundai currently has just one product, the recently launched Grand i10 Nios, that is BS6 compliant. The model’s petrol trim is BS6 compliant while the diesel variants are still conform to BS4 regulations. In comparison, Maruti Suzuki has seven petrol models that are now BS6 emission norms compliant. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost When asked if the company’s entire current product portfolio would see an upgrade to BS6 levels, Kim said, “As per our plan, all products, including diesel variants, will be upgraded to BS6 level.” He said the company will continue the production and sales of BS4 vehicles until the end of next year. “With BS6, the prices of cars is expected to go up so if the customer wants to buy some economical product, it is our responsibility to provide and supply that,” he added. When asked if the company expects decent pre-buying of BS4 vehicles taking place before April 1, 2020, Kim said that Hyundai’s global experience showed that whenever norms got changed, there were significant sales as people wanted to buy cars at a reasonable price. With government clearing air on BS4 registrations, there are no uncertain factors left anymore regarding the technology, he added. The Finance Minister had last week clarified that BS4 vehicles would remain operational till the entire duration of the registration timeframe. When asked if the company plans to get into new segments, including launching a multi-purpose vehicles, Kim said, “There are no immediate plans right now, but at the same time lot of studies are being conducted.” If the market demands that Hyundai to have a strong presence in the MPV segment, the company would think seriously about it, he added. Kim said the company may also look at various options including changing some SUV body style into other styles to cater to customer requirements. “It is kind of smart engineering. I think that it will be a better solution in terms of cost as well as pricing,” he added. When asked if new product launches would impact the sales of its popular SUV Creta, Kim said the model has large customer pool and has established itself over the years in terms of quality. “We strongly believe the Creta will continue to be a strong player in the SUV segment. We expect that the segment itself will grow. We think rather than cannibalisation, there will be growth in the segment and Creta would continue to be a dominant player,” he said. Kia Motors’ recently launched SUV Seltos, which is a direct competitor of Creta, has already been received well with record bookings. Kim said that Hyundai is also in the process of bringing a new version of Creta, but added that the timing of introduction of the model will be dependent on market situation.last_img read more

FIRED AUTHOR STEVEN GALLOWAY AWARDED 167000 IN DAMAGES FROM UBC

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Steven Galloway, the author and former chair of the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program, has been awarded $167,000 in damages for statements that violated his privacy rights. The damages are in connection with two grievances filed after he was terminated in 2016 amid allegations of misconduct.“UBC accepts the decision of the arbitrator appointed to look into two grievances filed by the Faculty Association on behalf of Steven Galloway,” the university said Friday in a short statement to the Star.Galloway is the author of the books The Cellist of Sarajevo, which was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, among others, and The Confabulist, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.center_img The grievances were heard by arbitrator John B. Hall. The first, dated Dec. 9, 2015, was filed after UBC announced in a memo sent out to students that Galloway was being suspended. It referred to “serious allegations” against him but did not give specifics, fuelling speculation. It noted there would be an investigation. Login/Register With: Author Steven Galloway was awarded damages as a result of two grievances filed by the UBC faculty association on his behalf. (KIM STALLKNECHT) Twitterlast_img read more

Sudan protesters defiant after aborted bids to clear army HQ sitin

first_imgKhartoum: Thousands of defiant Sudanese protesters remained camped outside army headquarters for a fourth day Tuesday, after security forces abandoned two separate attempts to disperse them when soldiers fired in the air, witnesses said. Chanting “freedom, freedom,” crowds of men and women, who had spent the night camped outside Khartoum’s sprawling complex that also houses the president’s residence, urged top brass to back them in ending Omar al-Bashir’s three decades of iron-fisted tule. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US It is the largest rally since protests erupted following a three-fold increase in bread prices in December, before mushrooming into nationwide demonstrations demanding that Bashir step down. Early on Tuesday, members of the National Intelligence and Security Service and riot police fired tear gas at the protesters in an abortive bid to disperse their sit-in, protest movement organisers said. “There was heavy firing of tear gas after which army soldiers opened the gates of the compound for protesters to enter,” a witness told AFP. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls “A few minutes later a group of soldiers fired gunshots in the air to push back the security forces who were firing tear gas.” A second witness too said soldiers had intervened against the security force agents. Since the protests erupted in December, the armed forces have remained on the sidelines even as security agents and riot police have cracked down. Demonstrators have called on the army to protect them from the deadly crackdown, during their four days camped outside its headquarters. Later a group of soldiers returned to the complex with a body in their pick-up truck, witnesses said. “What is the price of martyrs?” shouted the demonstrators as the vehicle entered. It was not immediately clear whose body it was. Hours later, security forces made a second attempt to clear the sit-in, witnesses said. They fired tear gas and shot in the air as they approached the area, witnesses said, adding that soldiers intervened again firing guns in the air. Footage obtained by AFP in Paris shows a similar attempt by security agents on Monday to clear the sit-in, which also had to be abandoned after troops intervened. The images show troops firing machine-guns as protesters run in groups, some taking shelter behind army vehicles and chanting “Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest)”. Defence Minister General Awad Ibnouf vowed that the army would prevent any slide into chaos. “Sudan’s armed forces understand the reasons for the demonstrations and is not against the demands and aspirations of the citizens, but it will not allow the country to fall into chaos,” Ibnouf said on Monday, according to the official SUNA news agency. In a separate statement, army chief of staff Kamal Abdelmarouf said the military was “discharging its responsibility in securing and protecting citizens.” Officials say 38 people have died in protest-related violence since December. Interior Minister Bushara Juma said seven protesters died and 15 were wounded on Saturday when forces tried to disperse them. He said 42 security personnel were injured and 2,496 arrests made. The umbrella group spearheading the protests appealed to the army on Monday for talks on forming a transitional government. “We call on the Sudanese armed forces to talk directly with the Alliance for Freedom and Change for facilitating the peaceful process of forming a transitional government,” said Omar el-Digeir, a senior member of the group. Digeir said the protest organisers had formed a council to open talks aimed at agreeing a “transitional government that represents the wish of the revolution”. Reading from a statement, he also called on the armed forces “to withdraw their support for a regime that has lost its legitimacy” and to support the “people’s alternative for a transition to a civilian democratic government”. The rally outside army headquarters has been the largest since protests began on December 19. The European Union said an “unprecedented” number of people had come out calling for change since Saturday. “The people of Sudan have shown remarkable resilience in the face of extraordinary obstacles over many years,” the EU’s External Action Service said. “Their trust must be won through concrete action by the government.” The protesters accuse Bashir’s administration of economic mismanagement that has led to soaring food prices and chronic shortages of fuel and foreign currency. After a meeting chaired by Bashir on Sunday, Sudan’s security council said the demands of the protesters “have to be heard”. Bashir, wanted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide connected with the suppression of a now 16-year-old ethnic minority rebellion in the western region of Darfur, took power in an Islamist-backed coup in 1989. He has responded to the unrest with tough measures that have seen protesters, opposition leaders, activists and journalists arrested.last_img read more

Taylor Swifts 1989 World Tour tops Pollstars 2015 list with 2504M grossed

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 World Tour’ tops Pollstar’s 2015 list with $250.4M grossed; AC/DC is 2nd by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Dec 31, 2015 11:12 am MDT Last Updated Dec 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In a Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts the award for video of the year for “Bad Blood” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Swift’s star-studded “1989 World Tour” topped Pollstar’s list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Taylor Swift’s star-studded “1989 World Tour” topped Pollstar’s list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million.Swift’s tour grossed $70 million more than the No.2 tour of the year, AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust World Tour,” which brought in $180 million.One Direction, U2 and Foo Fighters rounded out the Top 5 tours of the year.Swift’s stadium tour featured songs from her bestselling “1989” album, including “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space.” The tour also featured guest appearances from various musicians, actors, athletes and models, from Mick Jagger to Julia Roberts to Kobe Bryant and Heidi Klum.Ticket prices for her tour averaged at $110.50.Kevin Hart’s comedy tour was a white-hot success, grossing $82.2 million and coming in at No.12. “Violetta,” the Disney-Latin America telenovela that films in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is No. 15 on the list after grossing $76.8 million. The “Violetta Live International Tour,” which features cast members including show star Martina Stoessel, performed a number of concerts in Spain, France, Mexico, Argentina and Italy.The rest of the Top 20 spots went to musicians. Garth Brooks came in at No. 9; The Rolling Stones at No. 10; Madonna at No. 11; Paul McCartney at No. 13; and Neil Diamond at No. 20.____Online:http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=822098 read more

Fisherman vendor jailed for break and enter

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrazilian National admits to stealing from roommate; Jailed for 12 monthsJune 19, 2014In “Crime”Nine months jail for handyman for stealing toolsDecember 7, 2018In “Court”24 months jail for intruder who fell asleep during robberyJuly 9, 2018In “Court” A duo was earlier today (Friday) jailed for 24 months each when they appeared before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for breaking and entering.Jailed: Mark Angus42-year old Mark Angus of New Amsterdam and 27-year-old Toby Singh of West Coast  Demerara (WCD) accepted that they broke and entered the Paradise Hotel and stole cement and tools with a total value of $40,060 between January 3-4 2018.According to Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield, at around 17:00hrs on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC), Leon Gorbedan secured his hotel, which was under construction and proceeded to his home.Jailed: Toby SinghHowever, upon his return the following day he found that the above mentioned items were missing. He subsequently went to the Brickdam Police Station to file a report but upon his arrival, he was shown the said missing items by Police which he identified as his property.Angus and Singh had already been apprehended by Police with the said items in their possession.In handing down the sentence, Latchman told the defendants that they need to work hard for what they want to achieve. She also revealed that considering the prevalence and seriousness of the offense, she will be sentencing them to 24 months each imprisonment. read more

Tempête Xynthia lEtat accorde 3 millions deuros daide aux victimes

first_imgTempête Xynthia : l’Etat accorde 3 millions d’euros d’aide aux victimes France – Nicolas Sarkozy a promis de débloquer 3 millions d’euros pour venir en aide aux sinistrés de la tempête Xynthia. Le président a par ailleurs annoncé qu’il signerait dès demain les arrêtés de catastrophe naturelle, jour où devrait également être rétablie l’électricité dans les communes touchées.Nicolas Sarkozy a annoncé lundi aux élus de l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, commune de Charente-Maritime particulièrement dévastée par la tempête Xynthia, qu’il signerait mardi les arrêtés de catastrophe naturelle.Face aux dégâts causés par cette très violente tempête, qui a touché une grande partie de la France, le chef de l’État a également promis qu’un crédit d’urgence serait rapidement débloqué pour les régions sinistrées. “C’est une catastrophe nationale, un drame humain avec bilan épouvantable” a déploré Nicolas Sarkozy tandis que les derniers bilans font état de 50 victimes.Le président a par ailleurs confié au ministre de l’Écologie Jean-Louis Borloo l’élaboration d'”un plan digues”, et ademandé la création d’une mission d’inspection de l’Intérieur et de l’Équipement qui devra remettre un rapport dans les dix jours “pour comprendre ce qu’il s’est passé”.S’interrogeantsur la politique d’urbanisme dans les départements dévastés par la tempête Xynthia, Nicolas Sarkozy estime que “si ce n’est pas le moment de commencer les polémiques”, il n’est pas question de transiger avec le droit à la sécurité. Et le président de promettre aux élus locaux qu’il reviendrait avant l’été en Vendée et en Charente-Maritime afin de tirer les “conclusions structurelles de ce qu’il faut faire”, notamment en matière d’urbanisme.Le 1 mars 2010 à 15:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Salmon Creek memory care facility uses music therapy

first_imgDaniel Maruyama sits in the center of a circle of residents, tapping his feet, playing his guitar and singing. Maruyama, and nearly 20 residents at The Hampton at Salmon Creek, a memory care facility in Vancouver, are just getting warmed up during their weekly Wednesday music therapy session. The 32-year-old Maruyama plays “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “This Little Light of Mine,” and a handful of other classics before tambourines and shakers are passed out about 20 minutes into the hourlong session earlier this month.“You ready, Roger?” Maruyama cheerily asks one of the residents. The residents shake and tap their instruments as Maruyama plays “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog.” The session is fairly simple, but its benefits are helpful. There’s a growing body of research that shows performing and practicing music can help contain the effects of aging and diseases of the brain. Learning new music can strengthen connections in the brain and improve myelin, a covering around the nerve cells in brains, research shows. That can help conduct nerve impulses at higher speeds, and enhance communications between different areas in the brain.last_img read more

Emery praises young Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for rising young star Emile Smith Rowe after his stunning goal in their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on ThursdayThe 17-year-old started for the Gunners in Singapore and cancelled out Luciano Vietto’s opener by scoring a remarkable goal.While the International Champions Cup game ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat for Arsenal, Emery was left impressed by what he was from Smith Rowe after handing the youngster his first senior start for the club two days before his 18th birthday“He is 17 years old but he has grown up in the academy and we need to give the young players the opportunity to work with us every day and play matches like today,” said Emery, according to Sky Sports.“They are working hard in training to be involved with the first team.“Today I am very happy with his work on the pitch, but not only today. It’s every day. He’s starting today’s match because his performances have been good in every training session.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The Spaniard also gave a chance to other young players in Reiss Nelson, Jordi Osei-Tutu and Eddie Nketiah.“I think this is the moment for the young players to show quality like Emile did. Historically, Arsenal has worked with young players to give them the chance to work with the first team, for them to show their quality in each match,” continued Emery.“I think that every player played well in this game, against a big team.“For Smith Rowe to score is very good for him and the team. What’s important for us is that every young player is working very hard.”Next up for Arsenal is another pre-season match against Emery’s former employers Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.last_img read more

ASA Presents Top Awards at Banquet During Commodity Classic

first_imgMurphy and Top Recruiter Jim Kukowski. Murphy and Top Recruiter Marvin Wahl. Murphy and Special Meritorious Award winner Lyle Roberts. Murphy and Lifetime Achievement Award-Membership winner Kent Hodel. Murphy and Top Recruiter Tommy Hines. Danny MurphyClose to 900 ASA members and supporters from across the country gathered at the ASA Awards Banquet on March 1 at Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. The emcee for the evening was Cromwell Ag Radio Network Farm Director Jeff Nalley and entertainment was provided by nationally recognized country music singer Michael Peterson.ASA President Danny Murphy presented top recruiting awards to: Jim Kukowski (Minn.);Marvin Wahl (Kan.); and Tommy Hines (Va.) for their outstanding achievements in helping farmers to learn about and join ASA.center_img The ASA Lifetime Achievement Award-Membership Focus was presented to Illinois farmerKent Hodel, who has worked part-time for the Illinois Soybean Association for more than two decades doing outreach and education.The ASA Lifetime Achievement Award-Association Focus was presented to South Dakota farmer Bob Metz, an ASA past-President (2005-06) whose contributions to his state soybean association and ASA have been far-reaching and significant.The ASA Special Meritorious Service Award was presented to Lyle Roberts, retired CEO of the Illinois Soybean Association. Roberts was part of Illinois agriculture for 40 years, helped create ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health, and founded the Council on Food and Agricultural Research. Jeff Nalley Murphy and Lifetime Achievement Award-Association winner Bob Metz.(ASA photos by Jim Spelios) The ASA Awards Banquet was sponsored by USB/Soy Checkoff, DuPont-Pioneer and Novozymes BioAg.last_img read more

Tolling bill survives 2nd cutoff deadline

first_imgA bill to let the state’s transportation commission create tolls for a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River is alive and well after the Tuesday bill cutoff deadline in Olympia. Legislation to prevent government contracting abuses advanced to the next step, too.Tuesday marked the final day that proposals were heard in fiscal or transportation committees in their house of origin. One of the surviving bills is House Bill 2676, which would give the Washington State Transportation Commission the authority to make tolling decisions for the Columbia River Crossing. Companion legislation already passed out of committee in the Senate.Rep. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, added an amendment to the House bill that would forbid tolling on Interstate 205. During a Monday hearing on the bill, state transportation officials said they do not plan to toll I-205 because they don’t expect a large number of drivers to divert to I-205 to avoid tolls. They also said they need state permission to toll the Columbia River Crossing in order to have a better chance at scoring federal funding for the project.Rivers, who voted in support of the legislation, said she still has doubts about the project. “My yes vote should not be construed in any way as supporting tolls or in favor of the project as it stands today,” she said. Also surviving is House Bill 2452, which would set better guidelines that all state agencies must follow when choosing a government contract. The bill was proposed in the House by Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver. It also would create a website to make it easier for small businesses to bid on contracts and submit paperwork to the state.last_img read more

Longview Fibre sold for 103 billion

first_imgCompany headquarters: Northbrook, Ill.Stock exchange: Traded on New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KS. KapStone closed at $35.04.Net income: Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $18 million, or 38 cents a share; that’s up from $10 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $16 million in the first quarter of 2012.Chairman and CEO: Roger StoneLongview Fibre Paper & Packaging has been sold for $1.03 billion to KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp., an Illinois company with paper container and packaging mills spread across the south, the companies jointly announced Monday morning.KapStone will buy Longview Fibre from private-equity fund Brookfield Capital Partners II — which is managed by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. — in a debt-free deal.Brookfield, which turned the money-losing Longview mill into a profitable, expanding enterprise since purchasing it in 2007, has had Fibre on the sales block for more than a year. Many other potential buyers had been looking at Fibre.Shares of Kapstone, which were halted ahead of the news, rose 10 percent to $32.75 in recent trading. The stock has more than doubled over the past year.last_img read more

Local Firefighters Support Efforts On Peninsula Wildfires

first_imgThis work is in addition to ensuring the safety of our local communities. Currently CES staffs five stations, covering over 1,000 miles of service area and 61 linear miles of highway from the south end to the north end of their response area.In a social media post CES stated: “Our crews have staffed the fire for 31 days and counting during two different assignments using multiple apparatus with over 1,000 man hours expended. To those communities affected by this fire, we stand in protection of you and yours.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Local Central Emergency Firefighters have been working to support the suppression efforts on the Swan Lake Fire, and on the Caribou Lake Fire, Kachemak Emergency Services has stepped up to offer assistance. Public Information Officer Sarah Saarloos: “We have about 30 firefighters working the Caribou Fire. That is a mix of smoke jumpers, the Redding Hotshots, and a lot of support from the Kachemak Emergency Services. Having that local knowledge has been a big support on helping to protect those structures out there.”  The Caribou Lake Fire was reported Monday. It is 23 miles northeast of Homer. The now 848 acre fire is a little over a mile to the northwest of Caribou Lake and is burning in the area of the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. Crews are volunteering their time to offer additional support to the continued efforts on all three major fires burning on the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

Mysterious UFO lights appear in China conspiracy theorists speculate arrival of aliens

first_imgBannedbook.org/ET Data BasePopular conspiracy theorist and self-proclaimed alien researcher Scott C Waring, on his website ET Data Base, has now shared a creepy video that shows some mysterious UFO lights in the skies of China. The story about this creepy sky sighting was initially shared on the internet by a Chinese website named ‘Bannedbook.org’, but it gained popularity only after it was shared by Scott C Waring.In the website post, Scott C Waring revealed that several bright lights, possibly multiple UFOs, hovered in the skies of Beijing in night skies. The self-proclaimed alien researcher also made it clear that the UFOs not only appeared in the skies of Beijing but also in other regions of the country.”The lights caught the attention of most of Beijing, but it was seen by people that were 100 km away! That means the UFOs went to many locations, not just over Beijing. The light is lumpy and contained. That means its not a spotlight from the ground. A spotlight would spread the light evenly in all areas and cannot make lumps like this in the clouds. The lights suddenly appear as a group of spots, and then spreads into a plurality of spots, and moves quickly, sometimes ring-shaped, and sometimes resembles a pattern, and sometimes becomes another irregular pattern,” wrote Waring on his website.As the video uploaded by Waring went viral on the internet, many people have started arguing that this UFO sighting is authentic proof of alien existence. These alien buffs believe that extraterrestrials from deep space used to visit the earth to monitor human activities.Interestingly, the shape of the UFO that appeared in China seems very similar to the unidentified flying object that appeared a few months back in Baji California. The clip from Baji California was uploaded to YouTube by Tyler Glockner who runs the YouTube channel ‘Secureteam10’, and the conspiracy theorist revealed that eyewitnesses had live-streamed the UFO sighting on Instagram.However, experts have dismissed the alien connection associated with these sightings, and they claim that it might be spotlighted on the ground which is often misinterpreted as UFOs.last_img read more