A SELECTIVE LIFE

first_imgShe’s sitting on the plane…it’s just five hours until the first manager’s meeting of the 2004 National Touch League begins. It’s just five hours until team registration sheets, selection availability sheets and statutory declaration forms begin to pile up on the desk in front of her. It’s just five hours until the questions begin, the excuses for missing forms begin, the unsigned sheets and the general chaos hits home….no need to continue. The thought is just way too daunting. It’s just five hours until…wait, what’s the air hostess doing to her? Man, it’s hot tea, spilled all down the front of her nice clean skirt. And so it begins… It’s the 2004 NTL’s and National Director of Selectors Cathy Gray is looking forward to 10 days of full time selection for National teams and squads. There’s selection for the Youth World Cup 20 years squads, the Australian Talent Identification Program (TIP), National Training Squads (NTS) and Australian Seniors teams. Everyone sees and knows the final outcome of the work that Cathy and her team of 22 other selectors and TI panel here, will do throughout the tournament. What no one really understands is exactly what these incredibly dedicated people will do to reach that final outcome. The selectors, along with tournament officials, will be the first at the fields every day. They will also be the last to leave. And when they get home, they might cook themselves some dinner and sit down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, but their folders will come back out and they’ll get back to work. Over the next 10 days these selectors will together watch around 500 games of touch, see around 1600 different players, fill out around 1000 assessment forms, lose around 100 pens, drink at least 2000 cups of coffee, get itchy legs from sitting on the grass, get sunburnt or drenched by rain (possibly both) and just sick of answering the same questions again and again and again. But they love it. And they wouldn’t be here if they didn’t. Just like players wouldn’t play, coaches wouldn’t coach and referees wouldn’t ref. Cathy Gray has been selecting for touch football since 1991, around 13 years now. She describes her journey to the position of National Director as sort of accidental. “I just sort of fell into selecting, they needed someone one day and I was there”, she says. “I ended up on the NSW selection panel, was invited to apply for the ATA selection panel, applied for the position of National Director and then I ended up here.” “The team of selectors we have are very positive and we have great working relationships with each other and the national coaches. There is a lot of trust on both sides.” It’s important for everyone to realise that for these selectors, this isn’t their only job. “We all have other jobs too, just like the players and coaches. Between touch selection and my teaching job I haven’t had a day at home in six weeks”, says Cathy. “The day after NTL’s finish I will be on a 6:30am flight home, I’ll be back just in time to teach my classes at Cheltenham Girls High school.” Despite the crazily hectic lifestyle that being a selector seems to throw at these guys, Cathy admits to absolutely loving what they get to do. “We love to do this, there’s a lot of great personalities in our group and in touch football in general and we enjoy each other’s company”, says Cathy. “To be honest, we just absolutely enjoy it. It’s a lot of work, but very rewarding. Seeing the way the Australian teams performed and what they achieved at the last World Cup makes all the hard work worthwhile. It was just such an honour to be there and be a part of everything.” So when you’re thinking about your NTL players this week or wondering how they’re doing, send up a quick prayer for our selectors who are working away behind the scenes. They deserve it. Rachel Moylelast_img read more

2019 NRL Touch Premiership Draw

first_imgThe 2019 NRL Touch Premiership draw had to be revised slightly (Brisbane Broncos homegames were changed to suit Suncorp Stadium requirements). This is the up-to-date draw.To buy tickets to these NRL Touch Premiership men’s and women’s matches and their subsequent NRL fixtures, go to tickets.nrl.com26 gamedays16 teams8 clubs12 stadiums9 cities5 months2 nationsStarting 6th April 2019!last_img

a month agoEx-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting ban

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting banby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is in even more trouble regarding betting offences.The Englishman, who is now in Turkey with Trabzonspor, could be facing another ban.Per The Sun, the Football Association is appealing the decision that saw Sturridge get a fine and a six-week ban for breaching betting rules.If The FA are successful, it is possible that Sturridge will get an even lengthier ban.The Association believes that Sturridge should be made an example to ensure that players do not even think about placing bets related to games or transfers that involve themselves.Sturridge told his brother Leon to bet on him signing for Sevilla in the January 2018 transfer window. last_img read more

25 days agoEveryone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcher

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everyone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcherby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Darren Fletcher believes that James Garner is one to watch from the club’s academy.Garner has received significant praise for his performances for the under-23 side so far this season.He is a goalscoring, box to box midfielder who has appeared a level above the others at the under-23 level.And Fletcher believes the 18-year-old is a huge talent who can go all the way.”People talk about the leaders and who is going to help them, which is an important side [to the argument], so it’s a difficult one but I’m sure as the season goes on you’re going to see more of James Garner because he’s top class,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.”I’m surprised he’s not featured so far but by the end of the season I’m sure that people will know who he is without a doubt, if you don’t by now.” last_img read more

Black Panther is boxoffice king for third straight week

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Wakanda’s reign shows no signs of waning. “Black Panther” is king of the box office for the third straight weekend.The release from Marvel and Disney brought in $65.7 million domestically this weekend, easily outpacing new releases “Red Sparrow” and “Death Wish,” according to studio estimates Sunday.“Black Panther” has now grossed $500 million domestically after three weeks of release. It’s the third fastest film to reach the $500 million plateau.“Disney is clearly on a roll with ‘Black Panther’ showing incredible strength as it posts the third biggest third-weekend gross of all time,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore, “and most notably becomes the 10th highest grossing movie of all time in North America after just 17 days in theatres.”Fox’s “Red Sparrow,” featuring Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina-turned-super-spy, earned $17 million in its first weekend.Another new release, “Death Wish,” MGM’s reboot of the Charles Bronson action franchise starring Bruce Willis, was third with $13 million.“Both newcomers performed to expectations but had to compete in a marketplace totally dominated by ‘Black Panther,’” Dergarabedian said.The totals come on a weekend when all industry eyes are on the Academy Awards, which will be handed out in Hollywood later Sunday.None of the major nominees remain in the box office top 10, though some continue to bring in receipts. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” reached $52 million domestically through Sunday, and “The Shape of Water” passed $57 million.“Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, has become a groundbreaking cinematic phenomenon, giving unprecedented representation for a film of its kind to Africans and African-Americans while winning over every corner of the culture. It should soon shoot past the billion-dollar mark worldwide.Wakanda’s king may finally be knocked from his box-office throne next weekend with the release of director Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” another Disney film that gives groundbreaking representation to African-Americans on both sides of the camera.“Disney wins no matter how you slice it with that film expected to have a strong debut as ‘Black Panther’ continues to draw big crowds,” Dergarabedian said.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final three-day domestic figures will be released Monday.1. “Black Panther,” $65.7 million.2. “Red Sparrow,” $17 million.3. “Death Wish,” $13 million.4. “Game Night,” $10.7 million.5. “Peter Rabbit,” $10 million.6. “Annihilation,” $5.6 million.7. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $4.5 million.8. “Fifty Shades Freed,” $3.3 million.9. “The Greatest Showman,” $2.6 million.10. “Every Day,” $1.5 million.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdaltonlast_img read more

City crews conducting work ahead of repaving 100th and 100th intersection later

first_imgHe explained that crews will be filling in some of the larger ruts and potholes in the intersection that were caused by weathering and by emergency maintenance to repair a broken water main earlier this Spring.Harvey said that crews will also be repairing the manhole covers in the intersection by lifting them to the level of the pavement, since the covers have sunk in recent years.He said that the work is required to lift the manhole covers so that crews can resurface the entire intersection with a new layer of asphalt, adding that workers won’t need to close the entire intersection – like today – in order to accomplish the work.Though he was not able to provide an exact date for when the repaving work would start, Harvey did say that the project is scheduled to be done before the end of the summer. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews with the City of Fort St. John have closed off the intersection of 100th St. and 100th Ave. today to conduct maintenance on the roads before the entire intersection gets repaved later this summer.Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that the intersection was closed at around 8:00 this morning and is scheduled to be reopened sometime later this evening.Detours have been set up on 99th and 101st Avenues, and on 98th and 102nd Streets so that motorists can get around the closed intersection.last_img read more

The price of silence

first_imgThe small municipal town of Pollachi in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district has numerous first generation learners. It is easier to soft-target women in such a situation, as precisely has happened in the small town. The apprehension of few accused at the end of February brings more than a semblance of justice to the victims; it brings to highlight the prevalence of normalised sexual abuse of the vulnerable to appalling extents. This has snowballed into a major scandal with the emergence of local reports that at least a few hundred women in the town were victims of organised racket of sexual abuse, blackmail, and extortion. The reports state that just one survivor has filed a complaint despite that fact that many have confirmed on police helpline that they have suffered abuse, blackmail, and extortion at the hands of predators. The apparent reason for them not putting in a written complaint is the pervading culture of victim-shaming. Further, among the accused was a member of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (who was subsequently removed from the party), and Opposition parties allege that the case involves those much higher in the State’s ruling party leadership. What we see here is that the crumpled social fabric is losing focus from the issue at hand and instead, this incident is pushed towards unnecessary politicisation. The case was subsequently handed over to CBI upon the Governor’s consent, but this does not address the reasons that led to such disgrace. Also Read – A compounding difficulty Sexual abuse, assault, misconduct are much more prevalent than perceived but hardly spoken about due to social apathy in general for such things. The price of not speaking up is enormous – and is paid collectively. Young women from the town are expressly avoided for matrimonial consideration by neighbouring regions and communities. Apart from taking a toll on their self-esteem and self-worth, higher education of women is severely threatened. They are encouraged to enroll in correspondence courses instead of regular ones. This is a very retrograde trend whereby education is a mere formality or socially acceptable method of biding time (until marriage) and not valued for its intrinsic quality. If women are not free to go out and get education, they are virtually incapacitated to go out and do anything on their own. Legal intervention is only the first step in setting things right. Ultimately it is a social issue that must be addressed by a concerned civil society. Silence must be actively discouraged. Survivors must be supported.last_img read more

Former MP Ateeq kidnapped businessman UP govt tells SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday told the Supreme Court that former MP Ateeq Ahmad, who was lodged in Deoria jail, had indeed assaulted and kidnapped a businessman on December 26 last year.Confirming the incident, the UP government said CCTV cameras in the jail complex were tampered with at the time. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said it would consider the report submitted by UP government on April 23. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In a report submitted through senior advocate Vijay Hansaria, appointed as amicus curiae (friend of court), the state government said departmental action against five jail officials has been initiated. Hansaria, assisted by advocate Sneha Kalita, told the bench that jail norms were relaxed with respect to visitors meeting the former parliamentarian. In his submission, the senior advocate said there are 109 cases registered against Ahmad from 1979 to 2019 which include 17 murder cases, 12 cases under UP Gangster Act, eight under Arms Act and four under UP Goonda Act. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHansaria said eight cases pending investigation were registered against Ahmad between 2015 and 2019 of which two are murder cases. The report said the state government has constituted two committees which prima facie found names of two persons, including businessman Mohit Jaiswal’s, in visitors register for meeting Ahmad. It said the committees have found the jail superintendent and other jail officials guilty for the assault on the businessman, and departmental proceedings against five officials and the state government has suspended three persons. The report further said that after the incident was reported in media and FIR was lodged by the businessman, Ahmad was transferred from Deoria jail to Bareilly jail in UP and efforts were being made to arrest the associates of the former lawmaker, who were involved in the incident. Ateeq Ahmad was a five-time MLA and one-time MP and has been jail since Feb 11, 2017. In the past he was associated with political parties including Samajwadi Party and Apna Dal (Sonewal faction). “In interrogation, the jail staff and the prisoners have denied the incidence of assault in jail but the joint team found in the inquiry that some CCTV cameras set up in the jail have been tampered with and a persons meeting with Ateeq Ahmad had been granted relaxation also against rule. The joint team prima facie found that the jail superintendent and the officers/ employees of the jail administration to be guilty for this incident,” the report said. The UP government report said some accused have been identified on the basis of CCTV footage of Deoria jail and for their arrest, police teams have been sent to their possible hideouts in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Prayagraj and Delhi. It said a police team led by Lucknow SP has been leading the investigation in the case. The top court was hearing a PIL filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay seeking a life ban on politicians convicted in criminal cases besides the setting up of special courts to expeditiously try cases involving elected representatives. During the previous hearing, the court was told by Hansaria that there were over several heinous cases pending against the former MP and still he had the audacity to kidnap the businessman to the jail. Businessman Jaiswal had filed an FIR on December 28, 2018, alleging that he was kidnapped from Lucknow and taken to the prison where he was assaulted by the jailed don and his aides and was forced to transfer his business to them. Lucknow-based realtor Jaiswal had alleged that he was tortured and forced to transfer five of his firms in the names of the former lawmaker and his jailed son. The combined assets of the firms were worth Rs 45 crore, the FIR said, adding that Ahmad also took away the car of Jaiswal and other belongings before releasing him.last_img read more

Deadly sectarian violence cripples Algeria desert city

first_imgGHARDAIA, Algeria – Daily life has ground to a halt in Ghardaia, a picturesque Algerian city on the edge of the Sahara turned into a ghost town by a wave of sectarian violence.The UNESCO world heritage site, some 600 kilometres (370 miles) south of Algiers, has been rocked since December by clashes between the Chaamba community of Arab origin and the majority Mozabites, indigenous Berbers belonging to the Ibadi Muslim sect.The oasis settlement, with its 90,000 inhabitants, was a scene of desolation on Monday, with the normally bustling market square empty and charred shopfronts bearing witness to last week’s unrest. Security forces patrolled the streets following the deployment of extra personnel, and after Algeria’s newly-appointed premier Youcef Yousfi visited on Sunday in a bid to defuse the situation.The latest violence erupted after hundreds of Mozabites who had fled during the initial unrest returned to their houses, to find many of them destroyed or badly damaged, according to various local sources.Three young Chaambas were killed on Saturday night, in circumstances that remain unclear, and another 190 people wounded, including 29 members of the security forces, according to medical sources.Five people were killed in the previous wave of violence between the rival communities, between December and February.Hamou Mesbah, a senior member of the opposition Socialist Forces Front (FFS), on Saturday described the centre of Ghardaia as a “ghost town,” saying that Mozabites living in mixed neighbourhoods whose property had been torched were still waiting to recover whatever belongings they could.Some of the burnt-out shops belonging to members of the Chaamba community were still smouldering on Sunday night, despite the efforts of the local fire service.Hadj Mabrouk Zahouani ran the well-known store “Rahala” (“Journey” in Arabic), which opened its doors in 1950 but was left in ruins by last week’s violence.Before the unrest customers would come from all across the Algerian desert to purchase his wares, which ranged from kitchen dishes to traditional clothes and footwear.“I didn’t close my shop until the riots began (in December), and when things calmed down I reopened. This time I have lost the shop and its contents,” Zahouani told AFP.The total damage from the latest violence is difficult to evaluate, but Bahmed Babaoumoussa, a member of the committee for Thenia neighbourhood, put the cost of the losses there alone at more than four million euros.The shops along the town’s main street, most of them Arab, were all shut on Monday.“The Mozabites don’t live in the town centre but they do have shops here,” said Moussa, a postman in his 30s.On Monday those shops were easy enough to identify, whether by the police guards deployed outside them or the hostile messages scrawled on their walls, such as: “This is a Mozabite shop,” and “Get out.”Once-flourishing trade hub The two communities have coexisted for centuries, but as elsewhere in the region, limited economic opportunities, despite the proximity of Algeria’s vast oil and gas wealth, have aggravated social tensions.Trade has always been Ghardaia’s economic mainstay, and one police officer posted on the deserted main street said he couldn’t imagine the town without its shops and bustling business.For 30 years tourism has flourished here, he said, driven in particular by demand for the jewelry and carpets typical of the area, which is also famous for its ksour, or traditional villages.Saleh Echeikh, a professor at Ghardaia university, blamed the communal violence on a “third party”, accusing criminal gangs linked to theft and drug dealing of instigating the clashes.“They have forced the shops to shut and brought commercial activity to a standstill by all their acts of aggression,” he said.But others, particular members of the Chaamba community, dismiss this argument.“Drugs circulate even more in the main cities and towns along the coast. So why aren’t they going up in flames?” one man asked.last_img read more

Datsun Go Based onDo Sedan Makes Global Debut in Russia Price Specification

first_imgNissan’s recently revived low cost brand Datsun unveiled a new sedan in Russia, dubbed the ‘on-DO’.The ‘on-DO,’ Datsun’s Go based sedan is a five-seat coupe and measures 3,785mm in length, 1,635mm in width, 1,485mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2450mm. Although the car is built on the Go hatchback platform, the new ‘on-Do’ sedan flaunts a different style and draws its power from the 1.6-litre petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 87bhp. The car is specially designed for the Russian market, hence the launch of the sedan in India is quite unlikely.Datsun will manufacture the on-Do sedan at the Avtovaz plant in Russia and is likely to be priced below 400,000 Roubles(roughly 6.80 lakh).The car has been styled at Datsun’s advanced Global Design Center in Japan.”In markets where Datsun has been introduced so far, the brand represents modern, attractive, practical and reliable new cars as symbols of freedom and of a newly-found status. The Datsun models are new, no-compromise designs that bring modern levels of engineering, styling and ability within the reach of a new generation of car buyers,” said Vincent Cobee, Corporate vice president and Global Head of Datsun, as quoted by Cartrade.Nissan’s Datsun Go which made its India debut in March has been earning tremendous response in the domestic market. Priced at 3.12 lakh, Datsun Go hatchback, the new sensation in the domestic car market is said to have received over 50,000 enquiries till now. The car, which competes with the Maruti Alto, Ford Figo, Maruti Wagon R, Hyundai Santro and Hyundai i10 in the subcontinent market, comes with a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 68bhp and a peak torque of 110Nm and accommodates features like digital tachometer, follow-me-home headlamps, speed sensitive wipers, silver finish front radiator grille and engine immobilizer.(Edited by Anu James)last_img read more

ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Full Schedule DateWise Fixtures Venues and Start

first_imgTuesday, June 18England vs Afghanistan3 PM ISTOld Trafford Friday, July 5Pakistan vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTLord’s Saturday, July 6Australia vs South Africa6 PM ISTOld Trafford Thursday, May 30England vs South Africa3 PM ISTThe Oval, London Wednesday, June 26New Zealand vs Pakistan3 PM ISTEdgbaston Close Saturday, June 8Afghanistan vs New Zealand6 PM ISTTaunton Full schedule – ICC 2019 World CupDateDateMatchMatchTimeTimeStadiumStadiumDateThursday, May 30MatchEngland vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe Oval, LondonDateFriday, May 31MatchWest Indies vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateSaturday, June 1MatchNew Zealand vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSatuday, June 1MatchAustralia vs AfghanistanTime6 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateSunday, June 2MatchSouth Africa vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe Oval, LondonDateMonday, June 3MatchEngland vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateTuesday, June 4MatchAfghanistan vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateWednesday, June 5MatchIndia vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateWednesday, June 5MatchBangladesh vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateThursday, June 6MatchAustralia vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 7MatchPakistan vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateSaturday, June 8MatchEngland vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSaturday, June 8MatchAfghanistan vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateSunday, June 9MatchIndia vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateMonday, June 10MatchSouth Africa vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateTuesday, June 11MatchBangladesh vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateWednesday, June 12MatchAustralia vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateThursday, June 13MatchIndia vs New ZealandTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 14MatchEngland vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateSaturday, June 15MatchSri Lanka vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateSaturday, June 15MatchSouth Africa vs AfghanistanTime6 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSunday, June 16MatchIndia vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateMonday, June 17MatchWest Indies vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateTuesday, June 18MatchEngland vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateWednesday, June 19MatchNew Zealand vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateThursday, June 20MatchAustralia vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 21MatchEngland vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, June 22MatchIndia vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateSaturday, June 22MatchWest Indies vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateSunday, June 23MatchPakistan vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateMonday, June 24MatchBangladesh vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateTuesday, June 25MatchEngland vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateWednesday, June 26MatchNew Zealand vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateThursday, June 27MatchIndia vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateFriday, June 28MatchSri Lanka vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateSaturday, June 29MatchPakistan vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, June 29MatchNew Zealand vs AustraliaTime6 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateSunday, June 30MatchIndia vs EnglandTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateMonday, July 1MatchSri Lanka vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateTuesday, July 2MatchIndia vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateWednesday, July 3MatchEngland vs New ZealandTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateThursday, July 4MatchAfghanistan vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateFriday, July 5MatchPakistan vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateSaturday, July 6MatchIndia vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, July 6MatchAustralia vs South AfricaTime6 PM ISTStadiumOld Trafford Saturday, June 1New Zealand vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTCardiff Saturday, June 15Sri Lanka vs Australia3 PM ISTThe Oval Monday, June 24Bangladesh vs Afghanistan3 PM ISTHampshire Bowl Friday, June 28Sri Lanka vs South Africa3 PM ISTChester-le-Street Tuesday, June 4Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTCardiff Thursday, June 20Australia vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTTrent Bridge There are only two days remaining to the biggest cricket event in the world – ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. This edition of the quadrennial tournament is unique for variety of reasons. This is the fifth time this event is being hosted by England, the country where the first three editions were played. It is after a gap of 20 years that this biggest festival of cricket returns to its original abodeThe World Cup starts off on May 30 at The Oval with the hosts, who have never won the trophy despite playing the Final three times, taking on South Africa, the perennial chokers in ICC events. Defending Champions Australia start their campaign on June 1 against Afghanistan while India, two-time winners, play their first match on June 5 against South Africa.ICC 2019 World Cup – FormatThe format that will be used in the 2019 edition has been employed only once before – in 1992. It sees every participating nation playing every other and the four top teams in the points table at the end of the round-robin fixtures advancing to the semi-finals.While many have expressed their disappointment with the exclusion of minnows from the event – something that would reduce the chances of an upset and take away the opportunity of exposure to these minor nations – this format ensures that there would be hardly any predictable contests. Unlike the previous editions, the tournament would be in top gear right from the beginning as there are no easy contests for the sides. Sunday, June 30India vs England3 PM ISTEdgbaston Saturday, July 6India vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTHeadingley Wednesday, June 5India vs South Africa3 PM ISTHampshire Bowl ICC World Cup 2019 – Team India Squad FinalSunday, July 14Sunday, July 14TBD vs TBDTBD vs TBD3 PM IST3 PM ISTLord’sLord’s Sunday, June 23Pakistan vs South Africa3 PM ISTLord’s Tuesday, June 11Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTBristol IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:30Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:29?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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COPY LINKAD Loading … Sunday, June 2South Africa vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTThe Oval, London Friday, June 14England vs West Indies 3 PM ISTHampshire Bowl Semi-FinalsTuesday, July 9Tuesday, July 9Team 1 vs Team 4Team 1 vs Team 43 PM IST3 PM ISTOld TraffordOld TraffordTuesday, July 9Thursday, July 11Team 1 vs Team 4Team 2 vs Team 33 PM IST3 PM ISTOld TraffordEdgbaston Saturday, June 15South Africa vs Afghanistan6 PM ISTCardiff Saturday, June 8England vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTCardiff Saturday, June 22India vs Afghanistan3 PM ISTHampshire Bowlcenter_img Friday, May 31West Indies vs Pakistan3 PM ISTTrent Bridge Thursday, June 13India vs New Zealand3 PM ISTTrent Bridge Monday, July 1Sri Lanka vs West Indies3 PM ISTChester-le-Street Tuesday, June 25England vs Australia3 PM ISTLord’s DateMatchTimeStadium Friday, June 21England vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTHeadingley Saturday, June 29Pakistan vs Afghanistan3 PM ISTHeadingley Tuesday, July 2India vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTEdgbaston Monday, June 17West Indies vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTTaunton Saturday, June 22West Indies vs New Zealand6 PM ISTOld Trafford Thursday, June 27India vs West Indies 3 PM ISTOld Trafford Wednesday, June 19New Zealand vs South Africa3 PM ISTEdgbaston Monday, June 10South Africa vs West Indies3 PM ISTHampshire Bowl Saturday, June 29New Zealand vs Australia6 PM ISTLord’s Thursday, July 11Team 2 vs Team 33 PM ISTEdgbaston Wednesday, June 5Bangladesh vs New Zealand6 PM ISTThe Oval Monday, June 3England vs Pakistan3 PM ISTTrent Bridge Wednesday, June 12Australia vs Pakistan3 PM ISTTaunton Sunday, June 9India vs Australia3 PM ISTThe Oval Tuesday, July 9Team 1 vs Team 43 PM ISTOld Trafford Wednesday, July 3England vs New Zealand3 PM ISTChester-le-Street Thursday, June 6Australia vs West Indies 3 PM ISTTrent Bridge Thursday, July 4Afghanistan vs West Indies3 PM ISTHeadingley Satuday, June 1Australia vs Afghanistan6 PM ISTBristol Friday, June 7Pakistan vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTBristol Sunday, June 16India vs Pakistan3 PM ISTOld Trafford Sunday, July 14TBD vs TBD3 PM ISTLord’slast_img read more

US needs answers on Saudi journalist Washington Post

first_imgProtestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demostration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 5 October 2018. Photo: AFPThe United States should “demand answers” from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post said late Sunday — and punish the kingdom if cooperation is lacking.Khashoggi, a contributor to the Post who has been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after an appointment with Saudi officials on Tuesday at the consulate in Istanbul.A Turkish government source has said that police believe the journalist was murdered — a claim denied by Riyadh.”The United States must now make a concerted effort to determine all the facts about Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance,” the Post said in an editorial, imploring Washington to “demand answers, loud and clear.”Noting that president Donald Trump has treated prince Mohammed as a “favored ally,” the newspaper said the kingdom now should reciprocate with information about Khashoggi’s whereabouts.”If the crown prince does not respond with full cooperation, Congress must, as a first step, suspend all military cooperation with the kingdom,” the Post said.The newspaper called on Turkey to reveal any evidence that it has about Khashoggi’s alleged murder, and to “spare no avenue to investigate.”It also said that Riyadh should explain the presence of about 15 Saudi nationals, some of them officials, who traveled to Istanbul and were at the consulate at the same time as Khashoggi.”We are hoping against hope that Mr Khashoggi is unharmed and will soon return to his writing desk,” the Post said.”If the reports of his murder prove true, grief must be accompanied by accountability for those who carried out the murder and those who ordered it.”Khashoggi, 59, is a former government advisor who has criticized some of prince Mohammed’s policies and Riyadh’s intervention in the war in Yemen.He has lived in the United States since last year to avoid possible arrest, and has written a series of columns for the Post on Saudi affairs.last_img read more

Srikanth Pawar Sai in 3rd round

first_imgTop seed Kidambi Srikanth alongwith other Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar and B Sai Praneeth entered the third round of the Swiss GP Gold badminton championship on Wednesday. World no. 5 Srikanth, who hogged the limelight last year after winning the China Super Series Premier, defeated Germany’s Dieter Domke 21-10, 21-14 to set up a clash with Denmark’s Emil Holst. The 22-year-old from Andra Pradesh had defeated France’s Lucas Corvee 21-18, 21-10 in the opening round. Anand Pawar, seeded 16th, notched up a moral-boosting 13-21 22-20, 21-16 victory over Malaysia’s Daren Liew in the second round. The 28-year-old, who had beaten Switzerland’s Joel Koenig 21-11 21-13 in the opener, will next take on Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai.Rising shuttler B Sai Praneeth prevailed over Malaysia’s Beryno Jiann Tze Wong 21-11 21-13.last_img read more

Balurghat celebrates 2day Ekatai Sampriti programme

first_imgBALURGHAT: ‘Ekatai Sampriti’ programme was inaugurated at Balurghat high school ground on Friday. The programme was inaugurated by South Dinajpur district magistrate Deepap Priya P at 4 pm. The programme will be continue till November 18.While inaugurating the programme, Deepap Priya P said: “Through this programme we are spreading the message of unity, harmony and integration. The state government has already undertaken many development projects for the people of our state. This programme will help us deliver a positive message. We also do invite people to take part in it in large numbers.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAround 15 stalls have been set up by 17 individual state government departments. Notably, the organiser of the programme has arranged various interesting cultural programme to sensitise people. Reputed singers, bachick artists and gambhira artists from Kolkata apart from the district will take part in the three-day festival. The Mamata Banerjee government after coming to power in 2011 has organised many such programmes in a bid to strike a close connection with among people and to aware them about numerous development projects undertaken by the government. ‘Development and only Development’ is the motto behind organising such programmes. ‘Ekatai Sampriti’ is one of those one. Additional district magistrate (general) Krittibas Nayak, ADM (development) Mrinmay Biswas, ADM (LR) Pranab Kumar Ghosh, Sub-divisional Magistrate Isha Mukherjee, Public Prosecutor Subhas Chaki, NBSTC director Biplab Khan along with many dignitaries were present at the programme.last_img read more

March 28 2018On March 24th two representatives f

first_imgMarch 28, 2018On March 24th, two representatives from Arcosanti exhibited at the Prescott Job Fair, organized by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Specifically seeking a Financial Controller and HR Generalist, Shannon and Jesse from the Public Relations Department spent the day meeting potential candidates, talking about work life at Arcosanti and sharing information on internships. More information about these open positions will be posted on our website in the near future.(photos by Shannon Mackenzie and Jesse Fernandez, text by Shannon Mackenzie)last_img

French telecom regulator ARCEP has launched a publ

first_imgFrench telecom regulator ARCEP has launched a public consultation on net neutrality following a request by the country’s parliament.Parliament has asked the regulator to consider issues of internet transparency, quality of service, interconnection and traffic management. ARCEP’s starting point is a series of six principles outlined two years ago.The consultation will be open for submissions until June 20.Over the summer, ARCEP will establish indicators of the quality of fixed-line broadband services in line with work already done for mobile networks. It will also collect information on interconnection agreements between internet players. Finally, it will look into traffic management practices, where the regulator said it had some concerns particularly relating to mobile broadband networks.last_img read more