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Two Jaish militants from Pakistan killed in J&K

first_imgTwo non-local Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed in an operation on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday morning. According to police, the militants, identified as Ali and Idrees, both from Pakistan, were trapped during a cordon-and-search operation in the Sutsoo Kalan area of Nowgam.“The search party was fired upon by the hiding militants. The fire was retaliated, leading to an encounter. Both militants were killed,” said the police. They were involved in conspiring and executing many terror attacks in the area, said the police.Meanwhile, suspected militants shot at a civilian at Pulwama’s Tral on Friday. “The victim, Naseer Ahmad Ganaie, is stated to be critical,” said the police.last_img read more

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Mithali Raj leads India women to T20I series win against Sri Lanka

first_imgThe Indian women’s team survived a mid-innings collapse to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the second Twenty20 International for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Ranchi on Wednesday.After restricting Sri Lanka to 107 for 8 in 20 overs, the Indians endured some anxious moments before coming through in 19 overs.The decision to bat first backfired severely for the Lankans with Ekta Bisht (3 for 22) and Poonam Yadav (3 for 17) combining to rip through the visiting line-up.Dilani Manodara’s 27 was the best that a Lankan batter could manage, followed by skipper Shashikala Siriwardene’s 26-run effort.In reply, India’s in-form captain Mithali Raj was the star performer for the hosts, striking an unbeaten 51 which came off 52 balls and was studded with half a dozen fours.However, she could not find a steady partner in the chase until Anuja Patil joined her at the crease. Patil’s 33-ball 34 came handy as India overhauled the target after some hiccups.Inoka Ranaweera was the top bowler for the Lankans, grabbing three wickets for a mere 10 runs in her four overs.Brief scores: Sri Lanka Women: 107 for 8 in 20 overs (Dilani Manodara 27, Poonam Yadav 3 for 17).India Women: 108 for 5 in 19 overs (Mithali Raj 51 not out, Inoka Ranaweera 3 for 10).last_img read more

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Rangers Roll Over Oilers, 4-2

first_imgNEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist knows one game is not a cure-all for the New York Rangers’ recent ills.What it could be, though, is an antibiotic.“This was just so needed, this win, I think for so many reasons,” the star goalie said after the Rangers ended Edmonton’s six-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory the night of Dec. 15.Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello each had a goal and an assist, Dylan McIlrath scored his first NHL goal and Jesper Fast added an empty-netter in the final seconds to help the Rangers snap a three-game skid. Keith Yandle finished with two assists, and Lundqvist stopped 18 shots.“We did a really good job staying focused on what we talked about: being focused and going in here and really paying attention to what needed to be done to win a game,” Lundqvist said.Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle scored for Edmonton. Anders Nilsson made 17 saves.“For the most part it was a good effort,” Hall said. “One-goal games usually are decided by little plays, little mistakes, and we made more than they did.”Back home after allowing a total of 14 goals in road losses to Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary last week, New York led 1-0 at the first intermission thanks to Zuccarello’s 14th and significantly improved coverage in the defensive zone.The Rangers limited Edmonton to six shots in the period, and 16 seconds after Oscar Lindberg’s hooking penalty expired, Zuccarello converted Yandle’s feed from the left circle to open the scoring.Unlike the losses in Western Canada in which New York yielded 89 shots in three games, the Rangers held Edmonton to 20 shots for the game.“We’re used to being a top defensive team in the league,” Marc Staal said. “We were making some plays that are uncharacteristic.”But the Oilers made the most of their chances in the second period, scoring twice.Hall tied the game 5:12 into the second with his 15th of the season and sixth in six games. With Lindberg serving a hooking minor, Hall glided down the left wing before whipping a shot through Lundqvist.The deadlock lasted all of 2:42.McIlrath gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead at 7:54. The 23-year-old one-timed Yandle’s pass past Nilsson before getting mobbed by teammates.“It was unbelievable,” McIlrath said. “I just tried to bear down and get it clean off my stick. It didn’t really register until I saw the reaction on some guys’ faces.”Edmonton drew even for the second time in the period on Eberle’s eighth goal at 18:20. The sequence began with Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei turning the puck over in the neutral zone to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Edmonton center found a streaking Eberle, whose quick wrist shot eluded Lundqvist.New York took its third lead 59 seconds later on Nash’s power-play goal. Only 13 seconds after Edmonton was penalized for having too many men on the ice, Nash fired a low shot that Nilsson stopped, but the big left wing drove to the net and jammed in the rebound for his 10th of the season.“Timely goals and timely saves were a very big part of our early success,” New York coach Alain Vigneault said. “There’s no doubt that instead of going into our dressing room after two (periods) with a tie, the power-play goal (gave) us a little bit of momentum.”In the third period, New York took three penalties in succession. First, Staal was called for slashing Anton Lander. Almost immediately after that minor expired, Staal was whistled for high-sticking Leon Draisaitl. And 1:42 after Staal’s second penalty of the period, J.T. Miller was assessed a minor for high-sticking Eric Gryba.But Edmonton was only able to fire three shots on Lundqvist during the three power plays, and finished 1 for 6 on the man advantage. New York went 1 for 5.“We had our chances but we just didn’t capitalize and it was there for us,” Eberle said.Fast’s empty-netter with 3.2 seconds left sealed it.(DENIS P. GORMAN)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Entire team holidaying with Virat Kohli? Fans furious as India crash to 92-all out

first_imgTrent Boult breathed fire on Thursday as India were bowled out for their lowest-ever One Day International (ODI) total in New Zealand (92) in the fourth ODI at Seddon Park.Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (18 not out) was the top scorer for the visiting team after Boult and Colin de Grandhomme ran through the India top order. Boult finished with figures of 5/21 and equalled Richard Hadlee’s record for the most five-wicket haul by a New Zealand bowler.Rohit Sharma, who was leading the side in his 200th ODI, didn’t have a memorable outing with the bat as he was dismissed for 7 right after opening partner Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal in the sixth over. Seven Indian batsmen perished for single-digit scores with middle-order batsmen Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu walking back without troubling the scorers.India vs New Zealand 4th ODI: Live Cricket ScoreRohit was the stand-in captain as Virat Kohli was handed a much-needed rest after the third ODI. India were also missing veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni, who has failed to recover in time for the fourth ODI after missing the third with a hamstring injury.India were staring at a bigger humiliation when they were reeling at 35 for 6 as their lowest-ever ODI total is 54 (vs Sri Lanka in Colombo). However, a 25-run stand between tail-enders Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal saved the blushes for the visitors.92 was also India’s seventh-lowest ODI total. The India batsmen struggled against the moving ball in the absence of two of their most senior campaigners. Trent Boult got the ball to move both ways and finished his 10-over quota in one go.advertisementLooks like the entire Indian cricket team went on a vacation with Virat Kohli. #NZvINDAjith Ramamurthy (@Ajith_tweets) January 31, 2019Am I the only #Rcbian who is thinking “Agar Chahal uss din itne run bana deta, to RCB 49 me all out nhi hoti”??@RCBTweets Focus more on Chahal’s batting??#NZvIND #4thODIAbhipsa ???? (@Ap_0718) January 31, 2019I was worried that I would have to postpone a few appointments. But the Indian cricket team has been very considerate. This match should be over before I finish breakfast ?? #NZvINDHemant (@hemantbuch) January 31, 2019Virat Kohli while watching TV. #NZvIND #TeamIndia #pandya #4thODI pic.twitter.com/5JxpFdRhDkAditya Dasturkar (@adi_dasturkar) January 31, 2019Virat Kohli when he checks the score #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/arhI3BXySuCIG (@chandu21) January 31, 2019Just every time when you want to believe this Indian team is not just about Virat Kohli alone…the others in the team shatters that dream to pieces! #INDvNZG. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) January 31, 2019India’s batting order looked deep ,but without @imVkohli and @msdhoni it’s looking weak and seems like no one had a decent approach with the moving ball,…Top spell by boultNaren Raju (@NarenRaju4) January 31, 201952/7. Meanwhile When Virat Kohli Opened His TV. #4thODI #NZvIND #IndianCricketTeam #NZvsIND pic.twitter.com/iiKVNZ858aKangkan Sarma (@imKangkanSarma) January 31, 2019#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/VoooTrWL75SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 31, 2019Kohli would’ve batted better with these than everybody else in the team has today. #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/XMHmVAwf0lManya (@CSKian716) January 31, 20191. Indian batting2. Indian batting without Kohli & Dhoni#NZvInd pic.twitter.com/4ZsTpHln1TBollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 31, 2019Anything under 70 in golf is good.Not so much in cricket #NZvINDBryce Casey (@Bryce_Casey) January 31, 2019Virat Kohli: *earlier* I was not even 10% of Shubhman Gill when I was 19Virat Kohli: *watching match* Team is not even 10% when I am not there #NZvINDDR. GILL (@ikpsgill1) January 31, 2019India? More like Outdia #NZvINDJamie Tahana (@JamieTahana) January 31, 2019Finally it feels like we are playing in New Zealand. Brings back so many bad memories.#NZvIndRyan (@Surgyen) January 31, 2019Boult finally being Boult. Breathing ??! #NZvINDAishu Haridas (@imaishu_) January 31, 2019Kuldeep and Chahal showing they can perform without Dhoni behind the stumps. #NZvINDSilly Point (@FarziCricketer) January 31, 2019Also Read | 4th ODI: MS Dhoni misses second successive ODI due to injuryAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Shubman Gill replaces Kohli, becomes India’s 227th player in ODIsAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma 14th Indian to appear in 200 ODIsAlso See:last_img read more

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Van Dijk back in Soton training

first_imgVirgil van Dijk Van Dijk returns to Southampton first-team training after failed Liverpool switch Tom Webber Last updated 2 years ago 00:04 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Virgil van Dijk Getty Southampton Liverpool Watford Southampton v Watford Premier League The centre-back is back training with the main squad but manager Mauricio Pellegrino remains cautious over his return to action Virgil van Dijk is back training with the Southampton first team, but coach Mauricio Pellegrino is unsure when he will be ready to return to action.The centre-back, who has not featured since January due to an ankle injury, was left out of a pre-season trip to France and handed in a transfer request in August in an attempt to force an exit from St Mary’s.Southampton 4/6 to beat Watford Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Liverpool were initially keen to land Van Dijk, 26, but publicly ended their interest in him amid allegations of an illegal approach.Van Dijk had been training apart from the group and was overlooked for Southampton’s opening three Premier League games and the EFL Cup clash with Wolves.Pellegrino confirmed he is back among the first-team, but suggested the 26-year-old will need patience given the amount of time he has spent out of competitive action.”Now he is training with the team again,” said Pellegrino at a media conference ahead of Saturday’s home match against Watford.”It depends on the player [when he returns]. We know that he’s coming from a long period of time without playing a game and he needs to train and to play games.”You have to show on the pitch how you are. Now everything is normal, this is good news for us.”Saints chairman Ralph Krueger insisted Van Dijk was not for sale in the final weeks of the transfer window, and Pellegrino appreciated the strong stance.He said: “The message is that in this moment we don’t need to sell players and we need to keep our best players to be more competitive – it’s the message from the owners, the board, our chairman, our director and it’s really good.”We are now in a difficult moment to make a small step. To achieve this step we have to keep our best players, to work with them, to be a team, and now to build a team.”last_img read more

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Ex-Arsenal youngster Reine-Adelaide to join Lyon for €25m

first_imgLyon have reached an agreement with Angers over the transfer of former Arsenal youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide.The transfer, worth a reported €25 million (£23m/$28m), is subject to a medical, while the Gunners also have first refusal on the midfielder.Unai Emery’s side are unlikely to bring him back to the Premier League, however, having signed the likes of Dani Ceballos on loan, Kieran Tierney from Celtic and Nicolas Pepe in a club-record deal this summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The 21-year-old left north London last summer after being told he was surplus to requirements by Emery, and went on to feature in 35 of Angers’ 38 Ligue 1 matches in 2018-19.His three goals and three assists helped the club to 13th place, while the France U-21 international also scored the first goal in Saturday’s 3-1 league win over Bordeaux.Reine-Adelaide joined Arsenal in 2015 after progressing through the Lens youth system, but he was loaned out to Angers in January 2018 after making just eight senior appearances in three years at the club.The Frenchman then made his move permanent last summer, and has since been called up to France’s U-21 set-up.His displays at the heart of the Angers midfield caught the attention of Lyon last season, and Les Gones have now agreed a deal in principle to sign the promising youngster.Incidentally, his Arsenal career began in the pre-season Emirates Cup win against Lyon, in which his impressive display caught the eye.He then had to wait until January 2016 to make his professional debut for the club, coming on as a late substitute in a home victory over Sunderland in the FA Cup.He was also a key member of the Arsenal U-21 side that clinched promotion to the league’s first division in 2016.Lyon kicked off their 2019-20 Ligue 1 campaign with a 3-0 away victory over Monaco, but manager Sylvinho is evidently still not satisfied with his squad.The Brazilian has already spent a large sum of money this summer, bringing in defender Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria, and both Thiago Mendes and Youssouf Kone from fellow French side Lille.The club’s midfield was undoubtedly weakened after selling Tanguy Ndombele to Spurs earlier this summer, but Sylvinho is now looking to former Arsenal man Reine-Adelaide to fill that void.last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Need to continue winning, says Steve Smith on playoff chances after beating SRH

first_imgIPL 2019: Need to continue winning, says Steve Smith on playoff chances after beating SRHSteve Smith said Rajasthan need to win their last two games, against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals, to give themselves a chance to qualify for the IPL 2019 playoffs. view more view less scorecard advertisement commentarycenter_img graphs No data available! Ritayan Basu JaipurApril 28, 2019UPDATED: April 28, 2019 00:24 IST Steven Smith led Rajasthan Royals to a 7-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets in JaipurWith the win, RR jumped Kolkata Knight Riders into the sixth spot on the IPL points tableRajasthan skipper Steve Smith hopes his team can win the last two gamesRajasthan Royals kept their 2019 Indian Premier League campaign alive with a 7-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.England batsman Liam Livingston scored a 26-ball 44 as Sanju Samson top-scored with an unbeaten 48 runs from 32 balls to help Rajasthan reach the target with 5 balls to spare.The win propelled RR over Kolkata Knight Riders to the sixth spot in the IPL 2019 points table. Rajasthan now have 5 wins from 12 games as compared to Kolkata’s 4 wins from 11 matches.With two games to for RR, both away matches (against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals), Steve Smith feels they need to continue the momentum and win their games.To stay in contention for a playoff berth, Rajasthan must win their remaining two games (vs RCB on April 30 and vs DC on May 4) and then hope for favourable results from other matches in the tournament.”We need to continue winning and you never know,” Steve Smith said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Royals have had a resurgence in the recent matches after a rather tame start in the initial few games, and RR skipper Steve Smith was praised his team’s comeback.”It was a good end to our home season, the boys pulled things back nicely,” Smith said.”Playing together as a group and we’re winning those key moments. We have been fortunate in the last few games,” Smith added.Rajasthan on Saturday got off to a whirlwind start as Liam Livingstone smoked the Hyderabad bowlers all around the park and that too on his IPL debut. He along with former captain Ajinkya Rahane got RR off to the perfect start, scoring 78 off 55 balls for the opening wicket, including picking up 60 runs off the first six powerplay overs.advertisementSmith hailed the Englishman’s batting after the win, saying that his knock was crucial, and going onto heaped praise on Sanju Samson as well for seeing the team through.”Liam Livingstone was magnificent as he played with freedom and got us off to a good start. Samson finished things off nicely,” Smith said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Smith was also awarded for taking David Warner’s catch, after which he seemed to grimace in pain. When asked about his elbow, which he had injured in the recently, Smith said it was nothing big and he is all right.”Hopefully my arm is ok, it hurt initially because of the impact,” Smith said.Smith went onto add that he hopes that Rajasthan can win the game against Bangalore as it will be his last this season before he flies off to join his Australia ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup.”I have got one more to play in Bangalore, it’ll be nice to finish on a winning note. Hopefully, the boys will play well in Bangalore as well,” Smith said.Also Read | IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals crush Sunrisers Hyderabad to stay in playoffs huntAlso Read | IPL 2019: David Warner hits 600 runs in 3rd successive IPL seasonFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Steven SmithFollow Rajasthan Royalslast_img read more

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Kargil Vijay Diwas: India sports stars pay tribute to war heroes

first_imgKargil Vijay Diwas: India sports stars pay tribute to war heroesIndia cricketers Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina among others took to social media to pay their tributes to Indian soldiers on the 20th anniversary of Kargil war. advertisement Asian News International New DelhiJuly 26, 2019UPDATED: July 26, 2019 13:15 IST HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli sent a heartfelt message on Kargil Vijay DiwasBoxer Vijender Singh took to Twitter to pay tribute to Kargil war heroesBow down to the sacrifice of the soldiders: VVS LaxmanSports fraternity on Friday saluted the Indian soldiers who made sacrifices on the line of duty, on the 20th anniversary of India’s triumph in the Kargil war. Players across different sports took to Twitter to hail the Indian soldiers.The Indian armed forces had defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999. Since then, the day is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas.India cricket team captain Virat Kohli said: “We will never forget all the sacrifices you made for us. Respect, Love, Salute. ???? #JaiHind #KargilVijayDiwas.”Gautam Gambhir, Former Indian cricketer and East Delhi MP, tweeted: “ai mere vtn ke logon, tum khuub lgaa lo naaraa ye shubh din hai hm sbkaa, lhraa lo tirNgaa pyaaraa pr mt bhuulo siimaa pr, viiroN ne haiN praann gvaaye kuch yaad unheN bhii kr lo, jo lautt ke ghr n aaye / ” kaargil ke shhiid jvaanoN ko meraa dil se sht sht nmn bhaart maataa kii jy #KargilVijayDiwas.” India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan said that he will not forget the sacrifices made by the Indian Army.”I will never forget the sacrifices made by the martyrs of our Indian Army, the courage they showed in the Kargil war. Jai Hind! #KargilVijayDiwas,” Dhawan tweeted.India batsman Suresh Raina also paid his tribute as he wrote: “I salute the unflinching courage of our martyred soldiers & everyone who fought the Kargil War diligently, protected the nation & its people. Your sacrifices will be held in high regard & remembered today & every day. #KargilVijayDiwas.””I bow down to the sacrifice of the soldiers who reclaimed the peaks, sacrificed their lives and salute the courage and valour of the men and women who stand guard. #KargilVijayDiwas,” former Indian cricket VVS Laxman wrote.advertisementFormer Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif tweeted: ” “Kargil ke Amar Jawan, Aapko hamara Salaam”. Homage and gratitude to our brave soldiers. The nation will always be grateful to you for your sacrifice, valour and courage #KargilVijayDiwas.””All Gave Some,Some Gave All. Fallen But Never Forgotten. #KargilVijayDivas #20YearsOfKargilVijay,” wrote Indian boxer Vijender Singh on the micro-blogging site.Also Read | Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Lasith Malinga in 1st ODI vs BangladeshAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Kargil Vijay DiwasFollow Kargil warFollow Virat KohliFollow Gautam Gambhirlast_img read more

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Accountant General’s Department Brings Joy to Customers and Downtown Community

first_imgAs part of its customer relations activities, the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) hosted its ‘Carols in the City’ in downtown Kingston on December 14.The activity involved a spectacular parade of festive sounds featuring a host of exceptional choirs from Government of Jamaica organisations in the downtown business district.The carolling procession journeyed from the intersection of Harbour Street and King Street, moving down King Street on to Ocean Boulevard, culminating in a grand finale at the AGD’s Church Street offices.The parade also featured actors playing Mary and Joseph seeking an inn.Actors playing Mary and Joseph participating in the Accountant General’s  Department (AGD) Carols in the City activity in downtown Kingston on December 14.Director of Communication and Customer Relations at the AGD, Tanisha Weir Grant, told JIS News that the AGD wanted to convey compassion and spread cheer to its customers and wider community.“We want everyone to try and touch the lives of someone this Christmas,” Mrs. Weir Grant said.Choirs from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ), Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), and the AGD lent their voices to the joyous Christmas celebrations.Mrs. Weir Grant also informed that the AGD reached out to its pensioners who are bedridden and disabled.“We took our services to them. We went to their homes, the hospital and the nursing homes to ensure they received their pension. Most of them cannot help themselves, and some have no one to assist them, so we decided to provide the additional support to ensure they receive their payments,” she stated.Additionally, Mrs. Weir Grant said for those pensioners who were unable to open bank accounts, the AGD took their cheques to them.last_img read more

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Clubs plan legal action after AIFF increases Super Cup fine

first_imgNew Delhi: The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) decision to increase the penalty on I-League clubs for their non-participation in the Super Cup from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 27.5 lakh as come as a shocker for the clubs. Having already made their haplessness known at the earlier fine imposed, the clubs have made it clear that they are in no position to pay the increased sum. Aizawl FC, NEROCA FC, Gokulam Kerala, Churchill Brothers, East Bengal and Minerva Punjab have been asked to bear the cost for boycotting the games in addition to paying the initial fine of Rs 10 lakh. This has seen the figure rise to Rs 27,70,135, but AIFF decided to round it off to Rs 27.5 lakh. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevGokulam FC president V C Praveen expressed his disappointment saying that clubs are already losing money in Indian football and to now ask the clubs to pay this huge penalty is nothing short of unfair. “We are already losing money in football and then this huge penalty for no fault of us. In fact, this is the only tournament in India that has no participation fee. The club itself has to bear the cost of travel, boarding and other expenses. We will appeal and take legal steps also. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships”For participation, they did not pay us anything. We bore all logistical expenses. How will it be possible for us to pay? Even then they are imposing such a huge penalty,” he rued. While there are also doubts on the future of the I-League, Praveen is optimistic that the tournament will take place this season and the team is going ahead with recruitment. “Officially we have heard that the I-League will happen as usual. In September we will have the Super Cup and in October we will have the I-League,” he said. But Praveen is wary that the Indian Super League (ISL) could soon become the number one tournament in the country and the I-League could lose its position as the primary league in India. “Why will the good players (foreigners) be interested in playing in the lower division clubs?” he enquired. When asked if questions were bound to do the rounds regarding the intention of the AIFF, Praveen said: “Killing football.” While some of the other clubs are tight lipped about the development, a senior East Bengal official said: “We are watching closely and will make our stand known once the time comes.”last_img read more

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Five stories in the news for today Oct 4

first_imgFive stories in the news for Wednesday, Oct. 4———EDMONTON ATTACK SUSPECT ORDERED TO LEAVE U.S.American authorities say a Somali refugee accused of attacking a police officer and running down four pedestrians in Edmonton was ordered removed from the country in 2011 by an immigration judge. They say Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was ordered sent back to Somalia on Sept. 22, 2011, but he didn’t report for departure on Jan. 24, 2012, and efforts to find him were not successful. Sharif faces 11 charges in connection with the Edmonton incident.———FOURTH CANADIAN CONFIRMED DEAD IN LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGAn Alberta model with two young sons and a restaurant employee about to be promoted to manager are among the four Canadians confirmed dead in Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. Tara Roe was 34 and lived in Okotoks. Her family has issued a statement saying they were devastated by “this unthinkable tragedy.” Calla Medig, who grew up in Jasper, Alta., was also shot and killed in the attack. Medig had taken time Her boss at Moxie’s restaurant in west Edmonton says Medig was due to be promoted on Thursday.———PM TRUDEAU TO VISIT U.S. AND MEXICO.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Washington and Mexico City next week amid early signs of turbulence in the NAFTA negotiations. He will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, then with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Canadian officials say the trip was not specifically designed around NAFTA and began with an invitation to a women-in-business summit in Washington, coupled with Trudeau’s long-standing plan to visit Mexico. But trade will come up, they said.———MORNEAU: CHANGES TO TAX PLAN REQUIREDFinance Minister Bill Morneau says changes will be necessary to the government’s contentious tax reforms. He says the government will review the feedback it received during a 75-day consultation period and will respond with changes to meets a goal of making sure the tax system is fair and encourages investment. The proposals have faced a flurry of complaints from tech entrepreneurs, to doctors, to tax professionals, to provincial leaders, to backbench Liberal MPs.———EX-PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON IN MONTREAL TODAYFormer U.S. president Bill Clinton continues his visit to Canada today with a stop in Montreal. He will take part in a conversation with former prime minister Jean Chretien on the state of the Canada-U.S. relationship sponsored by the Canadian American Business Council. Clinton was in Toronto on Tuesday night where he accepted an honorary doctorate from Nova Scotia’s St. Francis Xavier University.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Trial continues in Ottawa for Basil Borutski, charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of three women in 2015.— Criminal trial in Ottawa of Ali Omar Ader, charged in kidnapping of journalist Amanda Lindhout.— Sears Canada appears in a Toronto court to seek an extension for creditor protection and permission to close 11 more stores.— Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley is scheduled to release a draft plan on how the province plans to deal with legal marijuana.— The Manitoba legislature will reconvene following the summer break.— Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup holds a news conference to discuss his financial audit work.— Acadia University will raise the Grand Council Flag of the Mi’kmaq Nation where it will fly permanently above University Hall.— Sophie Gregoire Trudeau takes part in a discussion in Ottawa on gender inequality.— An Alberta couple who won the Sept. 22 $60-million LottoMax jackpot will be introduced to the public.last_img read more

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Deputy SecretaryGeneral hails European Unions efforts to promote peace development

In a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Ms. Migiro hailed the EU for bringing “the admirable solidarity of its citizens with the plight of the world’s poor and with the agenda of the United Nations.“You bring resources, creativity, innovation and the inspiring example of a continent that has proved to the world that peace, stability and human security can be achieved through cross-border cooperation,” she said.Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s launch in Brussels of the first-ever comprehensive report on UN-EU cooperation, Ms. Migiro noted that the two organizations share common values, such as respects for fundamental rights for freedom, as well as a shared commitment towards attaining the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).“I welcome the fact that more than 60 per cent of the [European] Commission’s cooperation with the United Nations pertains to Africa, which is home to some of the most complex developmental, environmental and humanitarian challenges of our day,” she added.Ms. Migiro said the UN and EU had worked together to achieve success on promoting governance and democratization, fighting illegal trafficking of drugs and people, fostering better education and improving health care around the world.She also pointed to the support given to economic development in fragile industries in poorer nations, and to the joint help provided in the wake of emergencies such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. 14 March 2007The United Nations and the European Union (EU) “are engaged in a vital, tremendously complementary partnership,” particularly in helping the world’s poorest countries boost their social and economic development and providing urgent relief following natural disasters and other emergencies, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today. read more

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SecretaryGeneral heads to Bucharest for international meeting on Afghanistan

Also attending Thursday’s meeting will be Afghan President Hamid Karzai, newly-appointed UN envoy Kai Eide and key international stakeholders, including high-level representatives of the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).Non-NATO contributing nations of the UN-mandated International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as well as representatives of key international organizations, such as the European Union and the World Bank, will also be participating in the meeting, which is part of the three-day NATO Summit that will begin in Bucharest tomorrow. Upon his arrival in the Romanian capital tomorrow, Mr. Ban will conduct bilateral meetings with some of the leaders attending the Summit. He will also meet with the President and Prime Minister of Romania while he is in the country.The Security Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN political mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) – which is headed by Mr. Eide – and widened its scope to include leading international civilian efforts to provide political outreach, support reconciliation programmes and strengthen cooperation with ISAF. 1 April 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be travelling to the Romanian capital, Bucharest, where, on Thursday, he will be joining other world leaders at an international meeting focusing on peace and development efforts in strife-torn Afghanistan. read more

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Philippines massacre must spur reform say UN rights experts

2 December 2009The recent killing of 57 people in the southern Philippines, including some 30 journalists, must be seen as a watershed moment for the country, two independent United Nations human rights experts said today, stressing the need to bring the perpetrators to justice and take measures to prevent such crimes in the future. “The pre-meditated killing of political opponents, combined with a massive assault on the media, must be tackled at various levels that go well beyond standard murder investigations,” Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, and Frank La Rue, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, stated in a news release.The 23 November attack on a convoy in the province of Minguindanao, which took place in the context of a local election campaign, was condemned by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova.Calling the killings “a tragedy of the first order,” the two experts said the first step is to ensure that the police investigation is “comprehensive and independent,” and that must be followed by effective prosecutions of all those responsible for the killings. At the same time, they added that “the massacre also demanded a more extensive reflection on the elite family-dominated manipulation of the political processes and the need to eliminate such practices” to ensure the future of democracy in the Philippines. “This will require a thorough-going investigation of the broader context to be undertaken by a credible and independent body, appointed with full legal powers to carry out an effective inquiry and make recommendations.” The experts voiced their dismay at what they described as “the wholesale killings of journalists” and emphasized that any broader inquiry into the political system would need to focus on the ways and means of enhancing protection for journalists in the future. Noting that “elections in the Philippines have traditionally become occasions for widespread extrajudicial executions of political opponents,” they also called on the Government to immediately set up a high-level task force to identify measures to prevent killings that occur in the lead-up to elections. read more

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Security Council hears of political stagnation

15 November 2011Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to stagnate politically mainly because of politicians’ reluctance to compromise and engage in dialogue, as well as their tendency to abuse the system, even as State institutions face functional and economic pressure that has undermined their efficiency, the Security Council heard today. Briefing the Council, the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko, said that Republika Srpska – one of two semi-autonomous entities that make up the country – has continued to engage in legal and political actions and sharp rhetoric challenging State institutions, competences and laws, and his authority under the Dayton peace agreement and the Council’s relevant resolutions.“Two leading BiH [Bosnia and Herzegovina] Croat parties continue to question the legality and the legitimacy of the incumbent Federation Government. Some Bosniak political leaders escalated their rhetoric in response to statements from the RS [Republika Srpska] leadership and warned of possible conflict, were there an attempt to divide the country.“I have long warned about the serious damage this rhetoric is doing and I again use this opportunity to call on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s leaders to contribute to fostering reconciliation, dialogue and co-existence rather than spreading chauvinism, fear and mistrust,” Mr. Inzko told the Council.He said there was need for his office to remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina to fill the legal gaps in the country and maintain stability. “This need will continue until such time as Bosnian and Herzegovina is self-sustainable and firmly and irreversibly on the path towards EU [European Union] and NATO integration.”Mr. Inzko also pointed out that given the negative trends and political instability, it is essential that the European Union Force (EUFOR) remains in place to continue to assist the Office of the High Representative and other international organizations to fulfil their respective mandates.He urged the international community not to give up on Bosnia and Herzegovina, stressing that disengagement was likely to lead to renewed disorder.“The international community has achieved tremendous results in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past 15 years, [but] it is clear from the current political situation that we have not yet achieved a lasting and sustainable political settlement that would ensure a durable prospect for peace.“Our continued commitment to and focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina is the only way to get to achieve that we all want to reach – a Bosnia and Herzegovina that is stable, safe and solving its problems institutionally as it moves towards full Euro-Atlantic integration,” Mr. Inzko added.Representatives of the Council’s 15 Member States, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Serbia and Croatia and the head of the European Union delegation to the United Nations were due to address the Council debate. read more

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Report raises concern over human rights in Cuba UN spokesman

“French judge Christine Chanet, notes with concern that her calls for clemency in these cases have gone unheard,” Fred Eckhard told the press in New York. “In addition, she is critical of the April 2003 execution of three people accused of hijacking a ferry in spite of Cuba’s moratorium on the use of the death penalty.”Ms. Chanet calls on the Cuban Government to stop depriving the population of its basic rights and freedoms and appeals for a number of measures to be taken in this regard.The report, which will be submitted to the next session of the UN Human Rights Commission, also provides broad context for its analysis, noting “positive aspects” of the realization of economic, social and cultural rights in Cuba, especially in the areas of health and education. read more

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Sierra Leone cholera outbreak spreading UN health agency says

In a press briefing in Geneva, Glenn Thomas, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO), confirmed the spread of cholera to an additional two districts of the West African country, noting that since the beginning of 2012, there had been 11,189 reported cases and 203 deaths due to the outbreak. Mr. Thomas told reporters that the WHO was supporting the Government of Sierra Leone in the areas of epidemiology and social mobilization and had sent three cholera experts form its regional office to respond to the deteriorating crisis. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with the bacterium known as vibrio cholerae. The disease has a short incubation period and produces a toxin that causes continuous watery diarrhoea, a condition that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not administered promptly. Vomiting also occurs in most patients.In his briefing, Mr. Thomas also provided an update on the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a total of 15 cases of viral contamination, including nine deaths, have been reported. He said that the WHO was supporting the DRC Ministry of Health in conducting a series of epidemiological investigations as well as surveillance, public information and social mobilization initiatives. Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, secretions, other bodily fluids or organs of infected persons or animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys and antelopes, and it has an incubation period of two to 21 days. Sufferers can experience fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat, as well as vomiting, diarrhoea, rashes and impaired kidney and liver function. In the most severe cases, the virus leads to both external and internal bleeding. The most recent outbreak happened last month in Uganda with a total of 20 cases, including 14 deaths, reported across the western part of the country. In its briefing, the WHO added that it did not recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied to the DRC because of the outbreak. read more

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Ban urges annual Munich security summit to back UN efforts in Syria

In a wide-ranging address to the 50th annual Munich Security Conference, the Secretary-General described the current state of international affairs as grappling with profound demographic, social and environmental change – and enormous shifts in political and commercial power. Moreover, while many countries have achieved stability and progress, many others lack the capacity or the will to meet the expectations of their citizens for freedoms and basic services.“The United Nations is rising to these challenges through diplomacy and dialogue, peacekeeping and peace-building… and earlier action on violations of human rights,” the Secretary-General said, adding the UN family grasps more keenly than ever that peace and development go hand in hand.“At the same time, I see places where we are falling dangerously short, at a tremendous cost in lives and credibility,” he said, urging the gathered leaders to work with the United Nations as it seeks to bring stability an ease suffering in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and especially in Syria, which he declared “the most urgent security crisis in the world today”. “Deeply immersed” in addressing the conflict in Syria, where a devastating there-year civil war “is destroying a nation and engulfing the entire region,” the UN chief underscored that the situation highlights the conundrum the international community faces when there is a compelling need to protect people from grave human rights violations, but there are severe divisions among the main actors: within Syria, among its neighbours, and in the UN Security Council. While he welcomed the show of support regarding the liquidation of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles after witnessing the “horror” of a chemical attack last year, Mr. Ban stressed that the vast majority of the killing is being carried out with conventional weapons. “That is why we have put so much energy into getting the Government and the opposition to the negotiating table in Geneva,” he said, noting that the first round of talks ended yesterday, and that Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi, has invited the parties to return to Geneva on February 10th. The Secretary-General said that he and Mr. Brahimi discussed the talks last night with United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, co-conveners of the UN-sponsored discussions in Geneva and “I urged them to use their influence to ensure the talks proceed as planned.” Acknowledging that experience with other conflicts suggests that progress will be difficult, Mr. Ban said: “It is hard going, but we have made a start. The parties may still be fighting, but now they are also talking. This is the only hope for a political solution.” The negotiations must not be used as a tactic to delay the end of fighting, he added. “And every day, the humanitarian situation grows more catastrophic. I am particularly concerned about people trapped in besieged areas beyond the reach of aid,” said Mr. Ban calling on both sides – and the Government in particular – to allow the unfettered access required under international humanitarian law. He also commended Germany for opening its doors to many thousands of Syrian refugees, and strongly urged everyone with influence on the parties to push for progress in Geneva. The international community can be effective when it innovates, builds partnerships and acts decisively,” said the Secretary-General, citing joint work between the UN, Governments and regional entities like the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), to ensure peace and stability and promote reconciliation in, among others, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Mali and South Sudan. Mr. Ban met the Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif, on the margins of the Munich Security Conference. They discussed the situation in Syria, in particular the Geneva peace talks, and the Iranian nuclear programme. The UN chief welcomed the Minister’s assurances that Iran would play its part in the search for a political solution to the Syria conflict. At a press conference later in the day, Mr. Ban said he was “heartened” that the warring parties in Syria had finally exchanged views on how to resolve a crisis that has dragged on for three years, and which has killed “considerably more than 100,000 people, displaced millions.” “The fact that both parties observed a minute of silence for the victims provides a glimmer of hope that they can find common ground,” he said, reiterating that the process that began last week in Montreux and then Geneva will be slow, but it is an important step forward. He also noted that the Montreux high-level segment of the talks had featured interventions by those that support the Syrian Government and those countries that support the opposition, “so it was a…united [show of] solidarity by the international community to both parties, [while] urging them to resolve all pending issues through a political process. That is, establishing a transitional governing body with full executive powers upon mutual consent.” “I sincerely hope that the second round of negotiations will begin as planned on 10 February,” said the UN chief, noting that he had asked Secretary of State Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov to exercise their countries’ influence on the parties to resume negotiations “with greater seriousness and urgency.” Turning to other pressing matters, he told reporters that later today, he will attend a meeting of the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East peace process. Mr. Ban said that as 2014 is a crucial year for that effort, the international community must do everything it can to support the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and move away from the “dangerous” status quo. The UN chief said that he also remains “seriously concerned” about developments in Ukraine, including allegations of human rights violations, “which is why I sent Robert Serry on a fact-finding mission to Kyiv this week.” Noting that Mr. Serry is currently his Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Ban said the official was a former Dutch Ambassador to Ukraine. “He briefed me here in Munich on his meetings in Ukraine. He met the President, the Foreign Minister and opposition leaders,” said Mr. Ban, noting his own meetings yesterday in Munich with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, and this morning, with Ukrainian opposition leaders, including Vitaly Klitschko. “I listened carefully to what the Minister and the opposition leaders had to say, and I impressed on them my growing concern about the standoff in the country. I urged the Government to take bold and decisive steps to de-escalate the situation,” said Mr. Ban, adding that he also urged both parties to show maximum restraint and greater flexibility in the search for a solution to this crisis and design a peaceful future for their country. The Ukrainian capital, Kiev, has been witnessing mass protests since late November, following a Government decision not to sign an agreement on broader integration with the European Union.The demonstrations flared up again last week in the wake of legislation passed on 16 January that restricted the exercise of fundamental rights, including the rights to freedom of association, assembly and expression, and the operation of non-governmental organizations, as well as imposed penalties, including prison sentences, for breaches. Just yesterday, the UN human rights office welcomed the start of dialogue between President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition in Ukraine following weeks of violent unrest.“We call for this dialogue to be sustainable, inclusive and grounded on the full respect of international human rights treaties ratified by Ukraine,” the spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, told a news conference in Geneva. Among his other activities in Munich, the Secretary-General met with Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, whom he congratulated on his recent appointment and expressed his hope for continued strong cooperation between the Government of Georgia and the United Nations. The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister discussed the importance of the Geneva International Discussions as well as the need to address the humanitarian and developmental needs of the people on the ground throughout Georgia, and to enhance human rights, peace and security. Mr. Ban also invited the Georgian Government to participate at the highest level in the Climate Summit that he will host in New York on 23 September 2014. read more

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Croatia with 15 players to Rio – Cindric is the last one

Croatia handballHandball Rio 2016Rio 2o16 handballZeljko Babic handball Croatian national team coach Zeljko Babic announced 15 names for the Olympic Games in Rio! Croatia will travel to Brazil with 15 players, and the last one in reserve will be RK Vardar Skopje playmaker Luka Cindric.Goalkeepers:Ivan Stevanović – HC PPD ZagrebIvan Pešić – HC Meshkov BrestWings:Manuel Štrlek – HC Vive Tauron KielceIvan Čupić – HC Vive Tauron KielceZlatko Horvat – HC PPD ZagrebLine players:Ilija Brozović – THW KielKrešimir Kozina – HC FlensburgBack line:Marko Kopljar – HC BarcelonaLuka Stepančić – HC PPD ZagrebIgor Karačić – HC VardarMarko Mamić – HC DunkerqueIvan Slišković – HC VeszpremDomagoj Duvnjak – THW KielJakov Gojun – Fuchse BerlinReplacement:Luka CindrićPHOTO: CHF ← Previous Story Beciri to replace Blagotinsek at RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko Next Story → Slovenia without Marguc and SKube in Rio! read more

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