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first_imgSports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday condemned the stone-throwing incident on the Australian cricket team bus and has had a word with Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the same as well.”Guwahati stone-throwing incident NOT reflective of our security measures. Aus team & FIFA are content w/those. India remains a graceful host,” Rathore, who replaced Vijay Goel as the Sports Minister earlier this year, tweeted.”Have spoken to Sarbananda Sonowal ji about the Guwahati incident. Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us,” he added.Have spoken to @sarbanandsonwal ji about the Guwahati incident. Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us- Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) October 11, 2017Guwahati stone-throwing incident NOT reflective of our security measures. Aus team & FIFA are content w/those. India remains a graceful host- Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) October 11, 2017Sonowal immediately responded by saying that the investigations regarding the incident are on in full swing and the police have already picked up two suspects.Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati’s reputation as emerging sports hub. We strongly condemn it. (1/8)- Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 11, 2017People of Assam don’t approve this. #FIFAU17WC going on in Guwahati. FIFA & all teams expressed their satisfaction at our arrangements.(4/8)- Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 11, 2017Vow to take strictest action against the culprits. Investigation is on full swing & Police have already picked up 2 suspects. (2/8)- Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 11, 2017Players and staff were travelling from Busapara Stadium back to their team hotel, after their 8-wicket win over the hosts in the second T20I, in the eastern city when the rock pierced the window on the right-hand side of the bus, CA said on its website.advertisementThe board said the rock was “believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball” and had ended up inside the bus.”In a remarkable piece of good fortune, no one was sitting on the seat next to the window when it was broken,” CA’s report said.”While no one was injured, the Australian players were understandably shaken up by the incident.”Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch posted a photo of a shattered window on a bus on Twitter.”Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!” he tweeted.Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!! pic.twitter.com/LBBrksaDXI- Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) October 10, 2017Australia are scheduled to play India in the third and final Twenty20 of the series in Hyderabad on Friday.last_img read more

first_img(Eds: correcting headline) Vladivostock (Russia), Jul 24 (PTI) Five Indian shuttlers, including Ajay Jayaram, progressed to the men’s singles second round of the USD 75,000 Russia Open BWF Tour Super 100 here today. Jayaram, who finished runners-up at the White Nights International Challenge earlier this month, brushed aside Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng 21-14 21-8 in the opening round match to set up a clash with compatriot Subhankar Dey, who got a bye in the first round.Pratul Joshi dumped Canada’s Jeffrey Lam 21-11 21-8 and will take on Israel’s Misha Zilberman at the Sport Hall Olympic tomorrow. Among others, Mithun Manjunath, Siddharth Pratap Singh and Rahul Yadav Chittaboina also reached the second round. Mithun defeated Belgium’s Elias Bracke 21-14 21-13, Siddharth beat Malaysia’s Jia Wei Tan 21-17 21-16, while Rahul streamrolled Russia’s Maksim Makalov 21-11 21-10. While Rahul will face eighth seeded compatriot Sourabh Verma, Siddharth meets fellow Indian Bodhit Joshi. Parupalli Kashyap and RMV Gurusaidutt, who got byes in the first round, will face Japan’s Ryotaro Maruo and Russia’s Vladimir Malkov respectively. Chirag Sen, who was also handed a bye in the first round, will take on the top seeded Spaniard Pabo Abian. Also in action tomorrow will be Vaidehi Choudhari, Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka, Vrushali Gummadi, Mugdha Agrey and Rituparna Das in the women’s singles. The men’s doubles team of Arun George and Sanyam Shukla will also begin its campaign tomorrow. The duo will take on local pair Vladimir Nikulov and Artem Serpionov. PTI ATK ATK AHAHAHlast_img read more

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick delighted to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick was delighted with his winning goal against Everton.Hendrick made it two goals in four games as he volleyed the Clarets to a 1-0 victory over the Toffees at a joyous Turf Moor.“We had to dig deep,” Hendrick said. “The sending off did help is a little bit and that’s when we had to be patient, keep the ball and try to wear them out. We looked to set pieces and thankfully I got the goal.“We came back after the last international break and there were four good games there for us.“There are no easy ones and we have to take each one at a time. But we looked at them and thought we could put some vital points on the board, and we’ve done that. We have stepped on and put some great points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTavien Feaster commits to Clemson.Tavien FeasterVerbal commitments don’t mean a ton in the college football recruiting world these days, so it’s expected for fans to worry about their top prospects before they’ve been signed. Clemson fans don’t have to worry about Tavien Feaster. The 2016 five-star running back, ranked the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, recently visited Tennessee. Shortly after his visit, he posted the following tweet. I’m committed to Clemson— FeastMode (@Fast_lane28) July 28, 2015Clemson’s 2016 class is shaping up to be a very good one. The Tigers have 11 commitments and their class is ranked the No. 15 class in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: TORONTO, ONTARIO – CHCH and Motion Content Group today announce a partnership to invest in the creation of original high-quality Canadian programming with international appeal.The drama development partnership will see CHCH and Motion Content Group jointly select projects to be developed, produced and distributed worldwide. Together, the companies will work directly with writers as well as third party producers to secure premium returnable series.The creative sensibilities and domestic relationships of CHCH, together with Motion Content Group’s global relationships and interest in supporting quality content creation will allow the companies to build international co-productions speeding up the process to get original series from development to air. The initiative is being led by Jennifer Chen, Vice President of Programming for CHCH, and Tony Moulsdale, Global Director of Programming for Motion Content Group.“Motion is committed to developing new funding models which bring premium content to the international market and which support our broadcast partner’s programming ambitions,” said Tony Moulsdale. “This deal builds on the success of our previous deals with CHCH on THE PINKERTONS and WYNONNA EARP.”“This collaboration will unlock great opportunities for Canadian content-creators, and we’re looking to work with new talent as well as world-leading established writers,” added Jennifer Chen.About CHCH-TVCHCH-TV started broadcasting in 1954 and is proud to be the news leader for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions of Southwestern Ontario. CHCH produces over 24 hours of original local news programming each week. With a primetime line-up anchored by movies, news magazine shows, and hit dramas, CHCH is available to over 92% of Ontario households and is viewed by millions nationally each week. CHCH News is produced daily out of its broadcast studio located in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit chch.com.About Motion Content GroupMotion Content Group is a global content investment and rights management company which invests and partners with the world’s leading talent, producers, and distributors to fund, develop, produce, and distribute premium content for the global benefit of our content partners and networks, platforms, and advertisers.Motion utilises the unique worldwide infrastructure and deep commercial relationships of GroupM and WPP to the benefit of our content partners and advertisers. Motion investments and partnerships support the editorial and commercial requirements of producers, networks, and platforms in order to support contextually safe, high-quality advertising environments.Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, the business currently operates in 26 countries worldwide, with Motion’s broad range of award winning programming distributed globally. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

first_imgNew York: US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a probe into foreign political influence. The subpoenas — which the Trumps described in their suit as “intrusive and overbroad” — were issued to several banks by the Democratic-majority House’s intelligence and financial services committees, which are looking into the president’s finances as part of a larger probe into election meddling by Russia. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe lawsuit is the latest step in Trump’s fightback against the Democrats, and alleges that the subpoenas have “no legitimate or lawful purpose.” “The subpoenas were issued to harass President Donald J. Trump, to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses, and the private information of the President and his family, and to ferret about for any material that might be used to cause him political damage,” said the suit, filed with the US federal court in the Southern District of New York. “No grounds exist to establish any purpose other than a political one.” The suit accuses Congress of stepping beyond its law-making mandate into law enforcement, and says the subpoenas violate the privacy rights of Trump and his family.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Picking the West Indies and England as the biggest threat, India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said an “experienced” bowling attack on helpful English conditions could give Virat Kohli’s men edge in the World Cup. With a new round-robin format in place, he said early momentum and consistency will be key to India’s success in the tournament starting in the United Kingdom from May 30. “Overall our team is pretty strong. Our overall package is very good. This time the World Cup will be played in a new format, we will play nine league games, so momentum and consistency will be important,” said Rahane, who couldn’t find a place in the squad. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”If you start well you will have to keep up the momentum, you will have to play consistent cricket throughout the tournament. In ICC tournament any team picks up momentum at any time, so we can’t take any team lightly,” added the right-handed batsman, who last played an ODI for India in February 16, 2018 against South Africa in Centurion. The Mumbai batsman said India’s bowling attack will give them edge on helpful English conditions. “Our overall attack, both pace and spin, is very experienced. The good thing is that all the bowlers in our team are wicket-takers and the team which has wicket-taking bowlers, their chances increase. We have bowlers who can pick up wickets in any situation,” he said. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”The English conditions will definitely help our bowlers because they know the conditions well having played their recently. “They will definitely have to make some adjustments but that won’t be a problem.” Talking about other teams, Rahane picked New Zealand, apart from the West Indies and England, as favourites along with India. “I don’t believe in pinpointing any particular team but England is a good team. New Zealand have done well in ICC tournaments and West Indies is an unpredictable side. They can beat any team on their day,” he said. Rahane, who led the limited overs side at times in the past, said Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s vast experience will be of great help for skipper Kohli in the showpiece. “Virat is a very good leader. Everyone has different qualities. Mahi bhai (Dhoni) has different quality of leadership and Virat will definitely get good support and guidance from Mahi bhai. He is such a senior player and being the wicketkeeper he can set the entire field and guide the bowlers on what length and line to bowl,” he said. Talking about his personal career, Rahane said just like any other cricketer, he also aspired to play in the World Cup.last_img read more

first_imgCAIRO, March 18, 2014 (AFP) – Egyptian police prevented supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi from holding a press conference on Tuesday, asking journalists to leave the venue.The press conference was called by the Islamist Anti-Coup Alliance in response to an official report on a deadly police crackdown on pro-Morsi protest camps in August.An AFP correspondent who went to attend found police deployed outside the venue. They took down the names of journalists in attendance and advised the AFP correspondent to leave. An activist of the Islamist group said two organisers were arrested. Security officials confirmed the police intervention but not the arrests.Police dispersed two Islamist protest camps in Cairo on August 14, a month after the army overthrew Morsi, killing hundreds of his supporters in clashes.The National Council for Human Rights said in a report released on Monday that 632 people were killed in one of the protest camps, including eight policemen.It said that exchanges of fire erupted after “some armed elements suddenly opened fire” and killed an officer calling on protesters to disperse. Tuesday’s pro-Morsi press conference was called to “reply to the falsified claims” made in the report, an email invitation said.More than 1,400 people have been killed in the crackdown on Morsi’s supporters, according to Amnesty International.Thousands more, including Morsi and most of the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, have been detained.last_img read more

Ohio State senior outfielder Shea Murray stands in the box against Purdue on April 1, 2017 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team was coming off their most dominating win of the season and first Big Ten win in a 13-2 victory over Purdue after scoring nine runs in the first four innings.But the tables turned on Saturday as the Boilermakers pounded out six runs in the first four innings and held on to that early lead to win, 6-1.Purdue put its leadoff hitter aboard in each of those innings and every time, that runner came around to score. The inability to keep the leadoff batter off base was a problem for the Buckeyes, said OSU coach Greg Beals, and one that cost them the game.“They got the leadoff guy on the first four innings. Two of them, we let them on base freely,” Beals said. “They were hit batsmen or a walk. We ended up having eight of those total for the night. Didn’t pitch the ball nearly as cleanly as we needed to be successful.”Taking their first lead of the series, the Boilermakers’ leadoff hitter reached base on a first-pitch hit-by-pitch and later came around to score on a groundout to the shortstop. A leadoff double and sacrifice bunt put a runner on third for freshman third baseman Mike Madej who punched a single through the left side of the infield to bring the score to 2-0. Junior right fielder Alec Olund lined a triple into the right field corner, scoring Madej from second. Olund scored later in the inning on a groundout, increasing his team’s lead to four runs.The Boilermakers again scored runs on groundouts, one in both the third and fourth innings to raise the score to 6-0.Feltner was able to keep the leadoff batter from reaching first base and scoring for the first time all night in the top of the fifth inning. Sophomore left fielder Nick Dalesandro grounded out to Feltner, who stared down Dalesandro after he fielded the ball.“There was no words said by Feltner. He stared him down,” Beals said. “I don’t like it, but it’s that fine line between you want your guys to have some competitive juice, but you want to make sure they’re controlling it properly and using it properly.”Beals said that emotions just got the better of him, but that they had a discussion and cleared up the situation.“We talked about it, we addressed it and he knows his emotions got away from him a little bit there,” Beals said.With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Buckeyes strung together three straight hits, capped off by an RBI double from redshirt senior right fielder Shea Murray that brought the score to 6-1.Murray finished the game with three of the Buckeyes’ eight hits and both the team’s doubles. It was the first career multi-hit game for the pitcher-turned-outfielder.“I had runners on first and third, on the corners, and my thought process there was just trying to hit something far and deep and I kind of got out in front of it and took it down the line,” Murray said.Making the transition from pitcher to outfielder for Murray has taken some time to reach a point where he feels completely comfortable with his game, but he said he has really been feeling more confident both in the field and at the plate.“As far as defensively, I feel really comfortable. That’s something that you can get thousands of reps in over the course of time off fungos, off intersquad games and stuff,” Murray said. “I think I’m starting to feel a lot more comfortable at the plate. I think a lot of comfort at the plate comes from confidence. So a game like this obviously helps out a lot towards the confidence side of it.”The Boilermakers were provided with a strong performance from sophomore starting pitcher Gareth Stroh. Though he entered the game with a 6.83 ERA, he allowed just one run to cross in 7.2 innings. OSU mustered only six hits, one extra base hit and no walks, while he struck out two.Beals was impressed by the outing of Stroh and credited the Boilermakers’ starter with putting a lot of movement on his fastball.“He’s got a little bit of angle and deception on that fastball. Kinda that typical lefty that’s got some left-handed deception to it,” Beals said. “A little bit disappointed in our inability to get things going a little earlier off of him. Throwing a lot of fastballs to us, I thought we would make an adjustment the second time through the lineup.”Redshirt senior starting pitcher Jake Post was again unavailable to start Saturday, but Beals confirmed he will be starting on Sunday.“Jake Post is going to take the start tomorrow. Jake’s continued to get better throughout the week,” Beals said. “He tweaked the back a little bit — kind of old-man back — and he’s been able to progressively get better.”Despite the injury, Post has been eager to get back out on the mound in his senior year, Beals said.“He’s a senior and it’s going to be a big game for us,” he said. “We need to win this home series and he wants the ball so we’re going to give it to him.”Post will deliver the first pitch of Sunday’s game at 1 p.m. as OSU looks to take the rubber match against Purdue. read more

Russian official describes reactions over Saudi plane incident

first_imgA video appeared on the Internet revealing flames leaping from the right wing of the airplane, which transported the Saudi Arabian team to their 2018 FIFA World Cup match to Rostov-on-Don for their match against Uruguay and brought reactions from fans and staff.Media reports suggested that there could have been a fire in the engine. But the Saudi Arabian Football Federation denied the reports of a fire incident. However, Alexey Sorokin, the CEO of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee says  the reaction to the incident with the airplane, was rather “hasty.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“There were no problems with the transport, there was rather a hasty first reaction. Later we found out that the plane touched down with both engines and flew off the next day. If there had been any malfunctions, then it wouldn’t have flown back, that’s it,” Sorokin said via FourFourTwo.Saudi Arabia has been eliminated from the World Cup tournament following a defeat by Russia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup and a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia will face Egypt in their final Group A match on Monday.last_img read more