IPL 2016: We should have posted 200 against MI, says KKR’s Manish Pandey

first_imgAfter losing to defending champions Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here, Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) top-order batsman Manish Pandey has said his team should have posted a target of at least 200 runs.Mumbai Indians pocketed the game by six wickets chasing KKR’s 187/5 in the contest on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens.”With the way we started, probably we should have got at least 20 runs more to post around 200. At least myself, Gautibhai (Gautam Gambhir) or (Andre) Russell should have carried on till the end,” Pandey, who belted 52 off 29 balls told reporters in Kolkata. (Rohit Sharma powers Mumbai Indians to comfortable win over Kolkata Knight Riders)”In the middle overs, we were thinking 200, that’s what we were discussing. After I got out, Russell had a decent partnership with the captain. There was a stage when there were new batsmen at both ends. It’s not easy for any team to have two new batsmen on the crease and stepping on the gas. That’s what we lacked a bit, I believe,” he said.The Knights were on a roll till the 17th over with 163 already on the scorecard for the loss of only two wickets but then Mumbai clawed their way back into the game in the last three overs.In the hunt, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma (not out 84) led from the front and they easily cruised past the target with five balls to spare. (This is how Rohit Sharma guided MI to their first win)But Pandey still insisted that they had a good total on the board.advertisement”Batting first, you don’t know exactly how many runs you need. On any given day, if you score 180-plus batting first, you normally think you would win the game. For any team, it’s a good total. A total which can be defended,” Pandey said.”The wicket became a little better and it gave a little bit of advantage. I think that’s what Mumbai capitalized on.”Pandey added that they have some brilliant players in the squad and they would take the loss as a lesson.”We were banking on our bowlers as we have a good spin attack and some decent fast bowling. But on odd days, you just end up losing such games. You’ve to learn from this and we would do better, bouncing back from this loss,” he said.last_img read more

Virat Kohli needs to make some tough calls as India eye world supremacy: Is the captain up for it?

first_imgDoes Virat Kohli think this team will help him win the World Cup in two years’ time?The Champions Trophy was a great launching pad for India. They had played 13 ODIs in 2016 before diving head first into a packed domestic Test season. And then there was the IPL which left any time for the team to prepare for their title defence in England.However, the players were confident. More importantly, Kohli was confident. The leader, the best batsman in the side and the nemesis of bowlers the world over, felt it was specific skills that would help India stand out in what he defined was a tough tournament because the top eight sides in world cricket got to play in it.India’s campaign up until the final was clinical and the team followed a set formula. With the bat, they consolidated up top for the first 10 overs, accelerated in the middle and delivered the killer blow in the slog overs.The bowling was equally efficient and the pacers stuck to what they did best over the last one year: dry up the runs up front and keep chipping away with wickets in the middle overs. And then it was over to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah to stop the opposition from exploding at the end.It was supposed to be a successful formula for success. Except in England, the formula failed twice in five matches and India had to concede the crown they won so heroically back in 2013.It is all very well to say India did incredibly well to reach the final and Pakistan were the better team on the day. But with the World Cup two years away, it is also important to look at the cold, hard facts. The truth is India lost two out of five matches – on both occasions, the bowlers conceded well in excess of 300 and on one occasion, the batting caved in after the top three failed to fire.advertisementThe top three – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli – had contributed for the bulk of the runs throughout the tournament. Their failure against Pakistan exposed the Indian middle-order to possibly the best pace attack in the world.Yuvraj Singh played a gem of a knock against Pakistan at Edgbaston and MS Dhoni was sharp against Sri Lanka but the two legends are no where near the potent force they once were. The match was as good as out of India’s grasp but the two failed to even show the spark to play for pride. Kohli has been stubborn about his team selection in the limited-overs formats and has openly backed Yuvraj and Dhoni to be a part of the team.Photo Credit: Reuters But to what end? It is clear both men are past their prime. They were outstanding against England at home but the 2019 World Cup will be played in England in similar conditions to the Champions Trophy, where a good pace attack will never be out of the contest.Away from home is where the trouble starts for Dhoni. He has played 25 matches outside the subcontinent since the beginning of 2015 and has returned only 460 runs from 16 innings at an average of 30.60.Does Kohli reckon Dhoni, at 35, will improve on those numbers? Who will convince Kohli to look beyond MSD? Will it be coach? But Anil Kumble and Kohli do not see eye-to-eye.Yuvraj, meanwhile, played outside the subcontinent for the first time in nearly four years. How do these numbers exude confidence? Will Kohli get over his Yuvraj obession?Yes, Yuvraj is a giant in limited-overs cricket. He was the game turner in 2007 and the protagonist in 2011 and has since been a talisman for India at ICC events. But what happened in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017? How many performances stand out to justify his presence in the team? Why is it so difficult in India to look past the big cricketers and ask questions?Why for instance, should the likes of Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer continue to be ignored when they are bristling with energy at he prime of their youth? These are skilled cricketers and highly motivated. There are only two years left for the World Cup and these young men should probably be given some time out in the middle in so that the management understands where they fit in.But who will convince Kohli to look ahead and plan for the future? It’s surprising a forward-thinking captain like him should succum to the charms of an era gone by. He has tasted staggering success at home but sterner tests lie ahead – foreign Test tours and then that World Cup. These events will determine Kohli’s legacy as captain and a player of repute. How will he traverse the tricky road ahead?advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Bruised South Africa look to put opening defeat behind

first_imgBangladesh will be facing a bruised South African side in their World Cup opener on Sunday at The Oval in London. The Proteas were condemned to a 104-run defeat largely due to England’s ability to use the conditions better and the combined brilliance of Joffra Archer and Ben Stokes.While they could do little about the latter, South Africa will have learnt more about using the conditions which only makes Bangladesh’s task all the more difficult. Even in that defeat, South Africa showed that they have the resources to justify their tag as one of the favourites behind England, India and Australia.Quinton de Kock looked good in his knock of 68 and the bowlers performed well enough to make it look like South Africa could win the match at the end of the England innings. Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram fell to Archer while Hashim Amla was forced to retire hurt due to a bouncer from the 24-year-old but the three batsmen have done enough in international cricket to make it foolhardy to discount them on the basis of their performance in that match.Bangladesh were given an injury scare on Friday when Tamim Iqbal had to leave the nets after being struck by the ball on the left wrist. Tamim averages 50.71 in seven ODIs played in England and this includes scores of 128 and 95 in the first two matches of the 2017 Champions Trophy.Additionally, they are monitoring the fitness of captain Mashrafe Mortaza who has a hamstring issue and ace pacer Mustafizur Rahman who has been struggling with his calf. Mahmadullah has been nursing a shoulder injury while all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan suffered a back spasm recently, although the latter is expected to be fully fit for the game.advertisementSquads:Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu JayedSouth Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (vc & wk), David Miller, JP Duminy, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz ShamsiAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Adam Zampa feels Afghanistan capable of causing upsetsAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Tendulkar, Akram, Warne in star-studded cricket conclave at Lord’sAlso Seelast_img read more

Final Predictions: Oklahoma State-Texas

first_imgThis is something we’ve not done very much here on the blog. I mentioned on the podcast yesterday that I don’t really love predictions because nobody remembers when you’re right, but everybody brings it up when you’re wrong (Nate is still bringing up my Josh Cooper yards > Justin Blackmon yards call from 2011).Regardless, predictions are fun and we have a few of them as Oklahoma State heads to Austin for its third straight win there against Texas.Kyle PorterPlayer of the game: Jordan Burton — you guys know my feelings on this one.Bold prediction: Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh will have more rushing yards (combined) than Johnathan Gray.Final score: Oklahoma State 38 | Texas 27I’ve gone back and forth on this all week. Yesterday, I told Carson I thought Texas would win. I’ve changed my mind after thinking more about Oklahoma State’s defense. Regardless, this is a big win if OSU can get it. I don’t care how many freshmen Texas is playing on defense.Kyle BoonePlayer of the game: Emmanuel OgbahBold prediction: Ben Grogan will score more points than Chris Carson.Final score: Oklahoma State 41 | Texas 33I’m surprisingly feeling pretty good going into the weekend about this game. I think Heard will be a threat, but ultimately I don’t think Texas’ defense will be able to stop OSU from hanging 40+. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Shelley Meyer Has A Message For Those Saying Her Husband “Magically Healed” Because He Might Take The FOX Job

first_imgurban meyer and his wife shelley meyer after the rose bowlPASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Thursday night, Sporting News reported that Urban Meyer, who stepped down as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes last month, would be possibly taking on a new job in 2019. Meyer is reportedly in talks with FOX on joining their college football broadcast team.In the aftermath, some have been critical of Meyer, joking that his health issues must have already healed if he’s ready to take on a new job.Well, Meyer’s wife has come to his defense on Twitter. Just hours after informing her followers that the Meyer family will not be moving from Ohio, she made it clear that if her husband does take the job, he won’t be facing the same level of commitment.The tweet is part of a conversation she had with Kyle Lamb of BuckeyeGrove.com:Right…Retiring from COACHING, not living. He isn’t ready to lie around the house. A lot less intensity in the duties he has now. LOTS. Did I say LOTS? ??All good.— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) January 18, 2019Meyer is also reportedly taking on an administrative role at Ohio State – and he’ll teach some classes.At the moment, it’s unclear what role Meyer would have at FOX. He could be part of the studio team – or he could call games as a color analyst.Either way, it doesn’t look like his wife thinks the job will be nearly as taxing as what he’s been doing the past few years. That’s probably a good thing.last_img read more

Residents and Tourists Comfortable With State of Public Emergency

first_imgStory Highlights Joan Jameson of Toronto, Canada, who was on her fourth trip to Jamaica, said she had only learnt that there was a State of Public Emergency after her children called to make queries, as everything appeared normal to her. Residents and visitors who go to the busiest commercial, tourism and recreational areas in Montego Bay say they have been going about their daily business as usual, as the State of Public Emergency in St. James has had a positive impact on their sense of safety. Residents and visitors who go to the busiest commercial, tourism and recreational areas in Montego Bay say they have been going about their daily business as usual, as the State of Public Emergency in St. James has had a positive impact on their sense of safety.On Friday (January 19), visitors to the island, tour operators and residents of Montego Bay who frequent Gloucester Avenue and the Sunset Beach were busy with their regular activities.Some tourists even conversed with Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers who traversed that thoroughfare en route to the city centre.Joan Jameson of Toronto, Canada, who was on her fourth trip to Jamaica, said she had only learnt that there was a State of Public Emergency after her children called to make queries, as everything appeared normal to her.Nevertheless, she told JIS News that she is looking forward to returning to the island very soon after her current vacation ends.“There are 17 of us here, and we will keep coming back. I would love to live here. The people are so lovely. The climate is fine and everybody has fun. There is never any trouble. It is the most beautiful place we have ever been. The people are fantastic… everybody is so very accommodating,” she said.Tour operator, Denton Martin, told JIS News that tourists are still coming in large numbers to the island via the Sangster International Airport.“There are a lot of tourists on the streets, coming out of the hotels, walking around and enjoying themselves. They are going to the gift shops and doing their shopping just the same. I am not even sure they are aware that there is a State of Public Emergency, because they don’t see anything,” he said.Meanwhile, Shanique McGhie of Rose Heights said the State of Public Emergency is welcome, and she appreciates the presence of members of the security forces.“I think this state of emergency is really good, as it shows that something is being done,” Ms. McGhie said.Donna-rae Dunston of Maroon Town expressed similar sentiments. “I feel safer. I know I can walk out and have my pocketbook and know I’m not gonna get robbed, she said.Part-time University of the West Indies student, Kaben Davis, of Richmond Hill told JIS News that she believes the State of Public Emergency will result in more visitors making Jamaica their place of choice for vacations, “if they see that the Government is putting measures in place to decrease the crime rate”.“I welcome it. I think it is a good move. My co-workers say they feel more comfortable going home in the evenings. The police and soldiers are out at that time and they have no fear… . I am sure, going forward, we will have a positive outcome,” she said.In the meantime, Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Municipal Corporation, Homer Davis, called on residents who have been declared as “persons of interest” to report to the closest police station.“I am appealing to those persons out there who know that the police have an interest in them to hand over themselves to the police and to probably make life easier for themselves,” he said. “There are 17 of us here, and we will keep coming back. I would love to live here. The people are so lovely. The climate is fine and everybody has fun. There is never any trouble. It is the most beautiful place we have ever been. The people are fantastic… everybody is so very accommodating,” she said.last_img read more

No Canadians reported among dead or injured in Spain terror attack Global

first_imgOTTAWA – Global Affairs Canada says there are no reports of Canadians among those killed and injured in a terror attack in Barcelona.Someone drove a van into a crowd on the popular Las Ramblas tourist area near the centre of the city, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more.Global Affairs says it is ready to assist Canadians in Barcelona as required.It is also warning Canadians to avoid the Las Ramblas area and says anyone who is already there should stay indoors and follow the instructions of the authorities.The department urged Canadians in Spain to let their “loved ones know you are safe.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that he was “deeply saddened” by the news.“While we cannot ignore the outrage we feel, together we must renew our commitment to protect the freedom found in societies that promote unity, openness and inclusion,” wrote Trudeau, who has been out of the spotlight on a family vacation in British Columbia this week.“Spain, we grieve with you and denounce hate and violence in all of its forms. Canada will continue working with the international community to fight terrorism and build a world where we can all feel safe and secure.”The attack happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. local time.“It was clearly a terror attack, intended to kill as many people as possible,” Josep Lluis Trapero, senior police official, told a news conference late Thursday.Carles Puigdemont, president of Spain’s Catalonia region, told a news conference two suspects had been arrested, but officials have said neither of them was the van’s driver.Spanish authorities say 13 people were confirmed dead and about 100 hurt, at least 15 of them seriously.The attack occurred just over a kilometre from Canada’s consulate in Barcelona.Global Affairs says Canadians in the Spanish city should monitor local media, including social media, for information and can contact the local consulate or the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa for help.Charles Mordret, a Quebecer who spends a lot of time in Barcelona, was not far from the area when he heard something had happened and started going towards it.“People were coming in the opposite direction and I ended up going into a cafe,” Mordret told La Presse canadienne.Initial reports suggested one of the suspects may have been hiding in a bar just off the popular tourist strip but police later dismissed those reports.Mordret said there were a lot of people on the street when it happened, but they cleared away.“There are a lot of police officers. Every street is blocked off and at each corner there’s a police cruiser. Helicopters are flying over the area. The streets are empty.”Police cordoned off the area and metro stations in the neighbourhood have all been closed.Las Ramblas is a tree-lined pedestrian mall lined with cafes and souvenir kiosks. There are two narrow service roads running along either side of the pedestrian mall.“Las Ramblas is bit like Sainte-Catherine Street in Montreal,” said Mordret. “It’s the main street, where the tourists are. Whoever did this wanted to cause a lot of damage.”Politicians around the world, including U.S. President Donald Trump, expressed sadness.Canadian Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tweeted: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. We stand together condemning these horrific acts of terrorism.”NDP Leader Tom Mulcair called it terrible news: “We stand with Spain and all those impacted by this terror attack.”-follow @mrabson on Twitterlast_img read more

Thirdparty buys billboard to promote Berniers antimass immigration stance

first_imgOTTAWA — A billboard with Maxime Bernier’s face and a slogan advocating against mass immigration has appeared in Halifax.The ad prompts people to vote for the People’s Party of Canada and reads “Say NO to Mass Immigration.”A third-party advertising group, True North Strong & Free Advertising Corp., paid for the billboard.The organization is run by Frank Smeenk, the chief executive of a mining exploration company based in Toronto.The group filed interim financial returns with Elections Canada that show it spent $59,890 on billboards in “select cities in Canada” and received $60,000 from Bassett & Walker International Inc., a company that specializes in the international trade of protein products.Earlier this week, Smeenk declined to comment on the billboard beyond what appeared in the Elections Canada filing.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Only 17 water left in Nashik dams

first_imgNashik: Reservoirs in Maharashtra’s Nashik district have only 17 per cent water stock of their total storage capacity as of now, almost nine per cent less compared to last year, officials said on Tuesday.The district administration has deployed over 250 tankers to meet the demand of drinking water across the district, specially in rural areas, they said. State water resources minister Girish Mahajan, who is also the district’s guardian minister, visited some drought- hit areas in Sinnar tehsil on Monday to review the situation. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe said there was a need to use tankers for water supply and to start fodder camps for cattle. The district has around 24 dams, of which six have dried up due to deficient rainfall last monsoon, an official in the irrigation department said. “Water shortage is being felt in the first week of May as only 17 per cent stock is remaining in the reservoirs, nearly nine per cent less against last year,” he said. The stock in Gangapur dam, one of the main sources of drinking water supply to the city, has also dipped considerably, he said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadNearly 263 tankers have been deployed to supply drinking water to 200 villages and 679 hamlets in the district, an official at the collectorate said. “The situation is likely to remain grim till July and if the monsoon gets delayed, water woes would increase further,” he said. The Nashik Municipal Corporation has urged citizens to use water carefully and warned of stern action against those found wasting it, a civic official said. In some tribal areas of Trimbakeshwar taluka where wells have dried up, the district administration has been ensuring additional water supply to ease the situation, another official said.last_img read more

Trump Plans Military Retaliation Against Iran Cancels Strike

Rabat – After Iran shot down a US drone, Trump approved a response strike against the nation Thursday night, but soon canceled the planned military action.Top US politicians spent Thursday debating how to respond to Iran downing an unmanned US drone the morning of Thursday, June 20, amid growing concern that the shooting down of the drone and its fallout could lead to a larger conflict in the region.Trump told reporters Thursday that “Iran made a big mistake” and his “country will not stand for it.” He ultimately approved a military response strike that was to take place early Friday, June 21, morning to limit the threat to civilians, according to the NYT, which cited senior White House officials.US planes and ships were already in position when he later called off the strike.  The motivation behind the president’s last minute change of plans is unclear. It is also unclear if the strike will be carried out at a later date.The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) took responsibility for shooting down a US drone on the Iranian coast along the Gulf of Oman. Tehran claims the drone crossed into Iranian airspace; Washington claims it was an unwarranted attack as the drone was in international airspace.Read also: Saudi Arabia Calls for Urgent GCC, Arab League Meetings after Drone AttacksBoth sides say they have strong evidence supporting their argument.Thursday’s events were the most recent developments in escalating tension between the two nations.For the past month, Trump has blamed Iran for the explosions of six oil tankers in the region. This occurred alongside Iran’s announcement to break from the 2015 nuclear agreement, which the US pulled out of over a year ago.Following the drone incident, the US Federal Aviation Administration have barred US airlines from flying over parts of the Gulf region because of heightened political and military tensions. read more

Oil Gas Govt should hold off on TT MoU assess

GCCI President, Deodat IndarPresident of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar on Wednesday called for Government to show constraint where the oil industry is concerned and also made the call for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) to be placed on hold, while assessing the impact that such a move would have on the local businesses.According to the GCCI Head, Guyanese businesses are already being sidestepped and instead contracts have been awarded to foreign-based companies to benefit from the local oil sector.But the GCCI wants the local Private Sector to get its “piece of the pie.”“We don’t have a policy, we don’t have any legislation for local content (policy) but yet we are going and do these MoUs. I think that they should wait. I’m asking Government to hold on this. Let the Private Sector see what the verbiage is in this, so that we would know it would not be adverse to us,” he said.It was recently reported that a MoU on energy cooperation between Guyana and Trinidad is expected to be signed in the coming weeks. Since 2016, discussions commenced between Guyana and Trinidad on a MoU under which T&T would provide various forms of support to the oil and gas sector in Guyana.As such, Indaar revealed that the GCCI has put together its own draft local content legislation/policy which has been dispatched to both the Government and the Opposition. This document was sent to President David Granger, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, Attorney General Basil Williams as well as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.As part of that proposal, it said Guyanese companies must have 51 per cent ownership, the holding of board meetings must be in Guyana, 70 per cent of the staff must be Guyanese and its head office must be located in Guyana.“We are Guyanese taxpayers and we believe that we should be given first consideration. That is what our (draft) legislation has inside. Not first preference. It does not go against any established law, no Competition Act or World Trade Organisation rules,” he said, while noting that there is now greater need for a Local Content Policy.Indar lamented over the fact that several of GCCI members had submitted expressions of interest and most of them to date have not received a response. The GCCI, he said, hopes that the Government accepts the document in good faith and puts mechanisms in place so that foreign companies are legally obligated to purchase locally.Meanwhile, GCCI Senior Vice President, Nicholas Boyer, who has responsibility for petroleum said the Government’s draft policy does not provide a clear understanding of the definition of a local company, nor does it include reporting mechanisms to ensure the operators are actually purchasing from the local economy.The GCCI’s draft legislation proposes a more concise definition of Guyanese citizens and companies, he said. Boyer also warned that with the absence of a strong policy and legal framework, then it could affect the chance of Guyanese business having a fair chance at this sector.The draft local content policy has been criticised in recent months for lacking provisions which would safeguard against exploitation by companies, especially since there have been intensified reports of the local companies being bypassed for contracts and services with foreign companies being favoured.The document does not cater for issues such as how to avoid procurement fraud, conflict of interest and favouritism, among others.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin has said that the second review of the local content policy is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOil MOU with T&T to be made public, says President after concerns raisedSeptember 13, 2018In “Business”Oil MoU between Guyana, T&T inkedSeptember 19, 2018In “Business”GCCI’s proposed local content legislation for oil & gas delayedOctober 30, 2018In “Business” read more

Battlefield 3 rooftop sniper trailer breaks cover

first_imgEA and Digital Illusions have already treated us to two minutes of stunning Battlefield 3 gameplay at the start of this month, but today the second trailer in a series got released to help build anticipation for the game. It’s called Fault Line: Episode 2 Good Effect on Target, and this time it’s a little more focused.The scene for the gameplay is a rooftop with a sniper ready to take out anyone who happens to pop their head out from cover long enough, including your character. The gameplay shows your team spot the sniper and leaves it up to you to disable him using that very subtle weapon called a rocket launcher.As with the other videos we have seen, graphics-wise this game looks great and it will certainly benefit from running on a PC with up-to-date hardware.The physics destruction when the rocket hits the building is also impressive, and we hope there’s a lot more of that going on in the final game.In terms of gameplay, this looks a little too scripted for me. The whole scene is you just moving when told to before standing up and pressing fire. It’s only a small section of the game, but I’m hopeful there’s tons of open shooter gameplay as well as these little asides that help move things along.For those wanting more footage, you won’t have to wait long. Part 3 of this video series is out on March 30, and I’m hoping for an examples of free-form play and mechanics. As for when the game is out, it still carries a release window of Fall 2011 so there’s still a number of months for EA to tease us with more details.via CVGlast_img read more

Allegri trusts Dybala and Ronaldo will improve together

first_imgAfter Juventus’ victory against Bologna, manager Massimiliano Allegri expressed how happy he was for Dybala and Ronaldo’s improvement.Despite not scoring a goal this Wednesday against Bologna in Serie A, Cristiano Ronaldo played a good game for Juventus alongside Paulo Dybala for the first time this season at Juventus. The Vecchia Signora won 2-0 at their own stadium with a stellar performance from the Argentine where he scored the first goal and assisted Blaise Matuidi for the second one, proving that he is doing everything he can to improve his game alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and become a force to be reckoned with in Italian football. After a busy weekday of football all over Europe, only Juventus and Bayern München remain as the only clubs in the continent that still haven’t lost a single match in all competitions and that is mostly thanks to the sacrifice that all the players of the Italian club are making every single week. Even if he wasn’t able to score a goal, Cristiano Ronaldo is proving that he really wants Juventus to win everything they play and he is working hard on defense to help the squad make that happen. And if you add Paulo Dybala’s awakening to this effort that Cristiano is making, you get a team that truly can get a lot of success this season in every competition.Dybala: “We’ll see the strongest Juventus soon, With Cristiano Ronaldo there is enthusiasm, We are doing well, We must continue like this.” pic.twitter.com/RHvZy3l4UX— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) September 26, 2018When the match Juventus played against Bologna started, it seemed like it was going to be a walk in the park for the Italian champions because they scored both goals early in the game. However, their rival really elevated their game during the rest of the match and even forced Juve’s defense to go to work several times throughout the match. Allegri wanted to recognize the work of every single player he believes made a good effort and he started with the Argentine forward who has been heavily criticized these past weeks: “Paulo [Dybala] had a good game like he did in Frosinone. It’s normal he needs to grow. They [Ronaldo and Dybala] played a good match tonight. The more they play together and the better they know each other, I think there is room for improvement. “I think playing with the three in front and Mandzukic in the middle makes both play better. Unfortunately Barzagli is 37, but he is still a different class of defender. Cancelo has the qualities to become the best full-back in the world. There’s a lot of compliments for what the boys did. In the first half the team was in charge of the pitch, we filled the pitch better than in the second half. We were more vulnerable and we played a few risky balls. We have to improve in this,” said Allegri after the victory.Juventus XI: Szczesny; Cuadrado, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Can, Pjanic, Bentancur; Dybala, Mandzukic, RonaldoSubs: Perin, Pinsoglio, Benatia, Bonucci, Cancelo, Matuidi, Bernardeschi, Kean#FrosinoneJuve #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuveRick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) September 23, 2018Juventus is all geared up for Napoli.This victory and the perfect pace they have so far this season, is a fantastic motivation for Juventus’ next match on Saturday against Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli. Cristiano Ronaldo is going to meet his former Real Madrid manager in what will be the most important test that the Portuguese player will have to endure, at least on his short-lived Serie A career to far with the Vecchia Signora. Ancelotti is trailing behind Napoli very closely and they want to defeat them in order to end their unbeaten run and also reach those 18 points at the top of the table. The Italian manager has brought up Napoli’s most competitive side this season, many pundits in Italy are even saying that this version of the squad is even more effective than Maurizio Sarri’s team when the now Chelsea manager coached the squad in previous seasons. But ‘Carletto’ knows that all this praise will be good for nothing if his boys don’t manage to beat Juventus at their own stadium, next Saturday will be a very important days for both sides and we’ll all be watching closely to see if Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo finally get to score goals during the same match.I’m back 🔙! Felice per il gol ma soprattutto per la vittoria ⚪️⚫️ #serieA #juventus #soccer #futbol #dybalanation pic.twitter.com/y7KV44a6iy— Paulo Dybala (@PauDybala_JR) September 26, 2018How long do you think it will take for Dybala and Ronaldo to score on the same match? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Teachers Lawyers And Others Worry About The Fate Of Student Debt Forgiveness

first_imgChris Nickels for NPRImagine if one notice from the federal government could cause you to question your major life decisions.More than half a million people may have found themselves in that situation after a new legal filing by the Education Department.Under a program known as Public Service Loan Forgiveness, some student loan borrowers were supposed to be able to have the balance of their student loans forgiven after ten years of both on-time payments and eligible work in the public sector. Meaning, a qualifying nonprofit, federal, local, state, or tribal government.The program started in 2007, so the first debt was set to be forgiven this coming fall.Last year a small group of borrowers learned that their eligibility for the program had revoked. These include four people, all attorneys, working for the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Vietnam Veterans of America.Nonprofits like these are not 501(c)3 charities or foundations, so it may be ambiguous whether they fall under the law’s definition of “public service”. But the four argued in a lawsuit last December, joined by the bar association itself, that their status shouldn’t have been revoked, certainly not retroactively.They had followed all the necessary steps to qualify for forgiveness. They’d enrolled in the correct repayment program and filled out an Employment Certification Form with FedLoan Servicing, which acts on behalf of the Education Department. That form certifies that borrowers work for a qualifying organization or a federal, state, tribal or city agency. It’s suggested borrowers file an ECF every year.On March 23, the department responded to the suit, saying, “FedLoan Servicing’s response to the ECF does not reflect a final agency action on the borrower’s qualifications for PSLF.”Meaning, in essence, all those years that borrowers submitted certification forms, the department wasn’t making any promises about forgiveness.Technically, the department is only responding to the narrow question about whether this small category of organizations is considered public service or not. However, “The retroactive aspect of this filing reasonably causes people to be nervous,” says Robert Shireman, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and a former Deputy Undersecretary of Education under Obama, where he was responsible for overseeing the program during its early years.Nervous is right. More than half a million borrowers have signed up for the program. So we put the word out to find out how they were feeling. We heard “frightened,” “anxious,” “uncertainty,” “regret,” “betrayed.”Sunrise Ayers, who works for a nonprofit providing legal services to the elderly in Boise, Idaho, has about $80,000 in debt. Like many borrowers, she told us, “A lot of my life-planning decisions were made factoring the loan forgiveness into the equation.” She says she turned down higher-paying jobs in the private sector, for example. “I would feel very betrayed, for both myself and my two sons, if this program is taken away,” she says. “I would likely end up paying on my loans until I was in my 60s and would have no ability to save for retirement or to help pay for my children’s college.”Brian Jones is a parole officer in Texas with about $30,000 in loans. “It’s horrible,” he writes, “because I was really depending on that to move on with my life and I don’t know what I’m going to do.”Not only have many people made financial and career decisions based on the program, some told us they avoided getting legally married because of the change in tax status. Another respondent, who has almost $70,000 in loans and works as a community college counselor, says if it goes away, she and her husband, who has his own student loans, will reconsider having children.The Education Department did not respond to a request for comment by deadline. A phone operator at FedLoan Servicing said that they did not have a communications department.So, what should borrowers do?If you’re already signed up for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, for now, nothing, says Shireman. Keep making your payments and filing the paperwork. This lawsuit “should not be a problem” for anyone working in a 501(c)3 nonprofit, or for the government, he insists.For those currently in school or contemplating their career options, do keep in mind that going forward, Congress may eliminate the program. President Trump has talked about streamlining the many student loan repayment options currently available, a proposal that has bipartisan support. When Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos directly during the confirmation process whether she would uphold Public Service Loan Forgiveness, DeVos she said she “look[ed] forward to discussing” it.It’s also possible that Congress keeps the program, but limits it. Under the Obama administration there was a proposal to cap forgiveness at $57,500. Current rules allow graduate students to borrow into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Shireman says that inadvertently created a “moral hazard.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Caregiver Of Indian Girl Found Dead In Texas Wants Answers

first_img Share Twitter via @KhaleejTimesCaregiver of Indian girl found dead in Texas wants answers. Oct 27, 2017A toddler whose body was recently found in a drain in suburban Dallas was cheerful, healthy and eating well a year ago when she met her new parents, according to the manager of the Indian orphanage from where Sherin Mathews was adopted.Babita Kumari said she wants to know what happened to the 3-year-old girl, whose father has been jailed after telling police that Sherin had choked to death while drinking milk in the middle of the night. Wesley Mathews has told police Sherin needed a special diet involving meals at odd hours because she was malnourished.Those claims puzzle Kumari, who managed the Mother Teresa Orphanage and Children’s Home in the city of Nalanda in eastern India’s Bihar state, where the girl had lived since infancy.“Look at the photos of the child. Does she look malnourished?” Kumari said during a Thursday evening phone interview with The Associated Press.“I have so many questions about what happened to her,” Kumari said.The girl, then named Saraswati, after the Hindu goddess of wisdom, was a happy, cheerful child who made everyone smile at the orphanage.“We loved her laughter,” Kumari said. “She was a smart child.”Wesley Mathews reported his daughter missing Oct. 7, and Sherin’s body was found by cadaver dogs in a culvert under a road in Richardson, Texas, on Sunday. Mathews has been charged with felony injury of a child in Sherin’s death and is being held on $1 million bond.A cause of death hasn’t been determined and autopsy results haven’t been released.Mathews’ attorney, Rafael De La Garza, hasn’t responded to messages seeking comment left Thursday and Friday.Mitch Nolte, an attorney representing the girl’s mother, Sini Mathews, issued a statement this week saying his client won’t submit to further police questioning. He said she wasn’t involved in Sherin’s death or the removal of her body, and requested privacy to mourn her child.Wesley Mathews told police his daughter had developmental disabilities and was malnourished. He described a special diet regimen in which she had to eat whenever she was awake in order to gain weight.According to an arrest affidavit filed by Richardson police, Mathews said he had been trying to get the girl to drink milk in the garage of their home.“Eventually the 3-year-old girl began to drink the milk. Wesley Mathews then physically assisted the 3-year-old girl in drinking the milk,” according to the affidavit.Mathews told police that Sherin choked and coughed and eventually he felt no pulse and believed the child had died. Investigators wrote that he “then admitted to removing the body from the home.”The affidavit does not say whether Mathews administered any medical aid to his daughter.The child was already eating solid food and drinking milk from a cup when she left the orphanage, Kumari remembers. She said Sherin squinted in one eye, but otherwise had nothing wrong with her when Wesley and Sini Mathews adopted her in June 2016.“Why did they have to make her eat or drink anything at that hour? Why was he forcing her?” Kumari asked. “If someone is forcing a drink into the mouth of someone who is crying and sobbing, then even an adult can choke.”India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted Friday that she has asked the Ministry of Women and Child Development, which oversees adoptions, to thoroughly investigate Sherin’s adoption.Swaraj said passports for children adopted from India will now only be issued with the ministry’s approval.Sherin was sent to the orphanage in Nalanda by child welfare authorities when she was only a few months old. It has since shut down. Kumari said that was due to missing paperwork and that the orphanage plans to challenge the shutdown.Adoption is relatively rare in India, even though hundreds of thousands of children are at risk or living in government-run or -mandated centers. Religion and caste remain important social indicators, so it’s not often considered an option by Indian families. The government has tried to promote the idea and it mandates prospective parents to register as a way to prevent trafficking and reduce cumbersome paperwork.Between April 2016 to March this year, 3,210 children were adopted within India and just 578 Indian children were adopted from outside the country.Kumari said the Mathews’ raised no red flags at the orphanage when they adopted Sherin. After their first visit to see the girl, they called regularly from the United States.“They wanted to hear her voice over the phone. They seemed to love her. The follow up reports from America were also good.”A spokeswoman for Holt International, a U.S. adoption agency that facilitates several hundred foreign adoptions each year, said the agency by law cannot discuss specific adoptions or confirm whether it facilitated an adoption for the Mathews. She said the agency follows all national and international guidelines and requirements for adoptions, which are very specific for each country.According to the U.S. State Department, India requires quarterly post-placement reports in the first year a child is adopted and then two reports a year for the second year. Holt International’s website said the agency complies with those requirements but also does a one-month post-placement report.“I will always want to know what happened to this child. What was the real reason she passed away,” Kumari said.“If we had known this would happen to her, we would never have sent her.”last_img read more

Man who Said White Jury Couldnt Judge him Fairly Sentenced

first_imgBy The Associated PressBANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man who said he couldn’t get a fair trial from an all-White jury in Maine has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on drug charges.Myron Crosby Jr., of Springfield, said he didn’t think he could get a fair trial because he’s African-American and the jury is White.Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building and Courthouse, Bangor, Maine (Courtesy Photo)The 56-year-old was convicted of conspiring to bring 60,000 to 80,000 bags of heroin into Maine. He told a judge last year he’d like to be tried by a jury of his peers in Massachusetts or Connecticut, where the drug sales occurred.The judge told Crosby that no one has ever interpreted “being tried by a jury of one’s peers as being tried by a jury of one’s race.”The Bangor Daily News reports Crosby was held without bail for nearly two years.___Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.comlast_img read more

Dell XPS 13 Is Now More Affordable Than Ever

first_img Author Bio The latest XPS 13 packs the same tried-and-true design as previous models, with edges that are as slim as 0.3 inches, a feathery starting weight of 2.7 pounds, and black, white and gold color schemes that are attractively unassuming. The new low-end model packs an Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 620, a 128GB SSD and a 13.3-inch, 1080p Infinity Edge display. AdvertisementIf convertibles are more your thing, Dell is also refreshing its XPS 13 2-in-1 with Intel’s new Amber Lake CPUs, which promise better performance and battery life. The $999 laptop’s starting specs include an 8th-gen Intel Core i5-8200Y CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 13.3-inch, 1080p touch display.The Dell XPS 13 with Core i3 is available now, while the Amber Lake XPS 13 2-in-1 hits on Sept. 11. We look forward to putting the latest versions of these top performers through their paces once they roll through our labs. Best Dell and Alienware LaptopsWhich Laptop CPU is Right for You?Best 2-in-1s (Laptop/Tablet Hybrids) Michael Andronico, Managing Editor A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews. The Dell XPS 13 has long been our favorite overall laptop, but it can also get quite pricey.Fortunately, Dell’s stunningly slim ultraportable will now be more attainable than ever, thanks to a new Intel Core i3 configuration that starts at just $899. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Goes 4KThe latest 2-in-1 Dell Inspiron 7000 series laptops get 4K displays.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/dell-xps-13-core-3-release-date?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:2101:21Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameKiller or Socializer – which character are you?Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement Michael Andronico, Managing Editor onlast_img read more

Ivory Coast Gbabgo official sentenced to 6 months

first_imgABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) – An Ivorian prosecutor said a top member of former President Laurent Gbagbo’s political party was sentenced to six months in prison Friday after being found guilty of disturbing public order.Laurent Akoun, secretary-general of the Ivorian Popular Front, was arrested Sunday for comments he made about current President Alassane Ouattara. Noel Dje Enrike Yahau said Akoun had publicly called Ouattara “a liar” and “accused the president of wanting to kill Gbagbo.” Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home The comments came not long before a series of seven attacks against Ivory Coast military positions began throughout the country.Government and military officials have accused Gbagbo allies of involvement in the attacks, a charge they have denied. The Gbagbo has protested the mass arrests of its members in the wake of the attacks.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Top Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Located near the CBD

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterLocated near the CBD, the hotel offers 225 studios and suites, including a Penthouse, which has views of both the Singapore River and city via floor-to-ceiling windows.Designed by architect firm SCDA, the residential-inspired property combines elements from Robertson Quay’s industrial past with contemporary finishes using Italian marble, slate, brushed copper and bronzes. Guests can sink into custom-made furnishings and enjoy amenities such as an in-room cocktail kit by local bar guru’s Proof & Co.InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is fully equipped for business travellers, with five meeting and event spaces as well as an exclusive 24-hour Club InterContinental lounge. Club guests will enjoy access to personalised services, including a dedicated team to personalise their stay, private in room or lounge check-in and impressive Club rooms. Quayside Lounge, which is set among lush tropical surroundings on level four, offers sophisticated afternoon tea and curated evening cocktails. Guests looking to maintain their wellness routines can look forward to recreational facilities such as the lap pool and 24-hour fitness studio.Established as part of a holistic dining and lifestyle destination, the hotel will boast a wide range of restaurant and bar concepts. Flagship restaurant Publico, representing the central core of Italian culture, will be a multi-concept dining destination comprising a variety of Italian experiences under one roof – a neighbourhood deli and bar and a ristorante with adjoining terrazzo by the river. Other highlights throughout the hotel include New York institution Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener, and a bar and dining concept from the team behind Izy Sushi.“InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay has been created and positioned to make you feel at home, to bring an inspiring lifestyle offering to both the local community and visitors alike. With a fresh, residential-inspired design feel across the property and a plethora of dynamic food and beverage outlets, we are excited to bring a new InterContinental to centre stage in Singapore, and in the city’s most reinvigorated neighbourhood.” said Mark Winterton, general manager of InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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