INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala has rejected reports that his party’s alliance with the BSP was under strain after the drubbing it received in the Jind bypoll, asserting that the two parties will jointly contest the coming polls. “Has anyone said that the INLD-BSP alliance ended? Our alliance stands. We entered into an alliance (last year) to fight (the upcoming) Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls together and we will jointly contest these polls,” he said. “If there are any issues, we will sit together and discuss them,” he said at a press conference after his party’s executive committee meeting, which was chaired by Indian National Lok Dal’s State unit chief Ashok Arora here. Abhay Chautala, the younger son of INLD chief and ex-Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, said that “a section of media is trying to portray as if our alliance has broken. Has any BSP leader given a statement that this alliance has ended?” “(Bahujan Samaj Party supremo) Mayawati has said that the INLD, which has split, should unite which will strengthen the alliance. After the Jind bypoll, I spoke to her,” Mr. Chautala said. Asked what transpired between the two leaders, he said, “all things cannot be made public”. Jind defeatThe INLD failed to hold on to the Jind seat, which was represented by its senior leader Hari Chand Middha, whose death in August last year had necessitated the bypoll. Middha’s son Krishan Middha, a BJP candidate, registered an emphatic win. But Abhay Chautala’s nephew Digvijay Chautala of the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) finished at number two spot. The INLD’s Umed Singh Redhu lost his security deposit and finished a poor fifth. The JJP was floated in December last year after feud in the Chautala family. Ajay Singh Chautala is patron of the JJP while his two sons — Digvijay and Dushyant Chautala — are spearheading the party in the absence of Ajay Chautala, who is serving a jail term in connection with the teachers recruitment scam in Haryana. At the humiliating defeat of INLD candidate Umed Singh Redhu in the Jind bypoll, Abhay Chautala said the Election Commission should order a probe into the alleged misuse of money power.
Archaeologists and Native American tribes are protesting language in a Senate bill that would approve a controversial land exchange between the federal government and a copper mining company—a swap that may put Native American archaeological sites at risk. The bill is needed to fund the U.S. military and is considered likely to pass the Senate as early as today.The company Resolution Copper Mining hopes to exploit rich copper deposits beneath 980 hectares of Arizona’s Tonto National Forest. The land, however, also contains important archaeological sites and places sacred to local Native American tribes, especially the Apache. “This is the best set of Apache archaeological sites ever documented, period, full stop,” says John Welch, a former historic preservation officer for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and a professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Archaeologists fear that the standard process for approval of a land exchange is being sidestepped. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lays out a process to determine a land transferal’s potential impact on the environment, archaeological and historic sites, and places sacred to Native Americans. The language inserted into the defense spending bill states that the land will be transferred to Resolution Copper 60 days after an environmental impact statement, part of the NEPA process, has been completed. That prejudges the outcome of the evaluation, says Jeffrey Altschul, president of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in Washington, D.C. “The bill says that Congress has already decided that the land swap will take place,” he says, “so we’ll do the land swap and then we’ll do NEPA.”Resolution Copper has pointed out that there will be an environmental review in any case. In a statement published in 2013, the company says that the NEPA review will take place “[u]nder any circumstances,” including if work on the exchange begins at the same time. The swap has been controversial for years. Between 2005 and 2011, bills proposing it died in committee five times in the House of Representatives and six times in the Senate, says David Lindsay, SAA’s government affairs manager, who tracks legislation for the organization. Those bills faced determined opposition from Native American tribes. Attaching the land exchange rider to the defense spending bill is a way to circumvent that opposition, says Michael Nixon, an environmental lawyer who works with the Maricopa Audubon Society and has fought the land exchange since the beginning. “Stuffing riders into… bills that are not germane to the subject is undemocratic,” he says. What is at stake is a landscape that has remained essentially unchanged, except for a few modern roads, since the Hohokam people lived there more than 500 years ago, says J. Scott Wood, an archaeologist for the Tonto National Forest. The area was once a trade center where the Hohokam exchanged goods from as far away as the Pacific Coast. It also preserves a full range of Apache archaeological sites, which are rare. Little is known about Apache history prior to contact with Europeans.The most important historic site is called the Apache Leap, where a group of Apache who were being pursued by U.S. cavalry plunged off a cliff to their deaths rather than be captured. The land exchange rider exempts Apache Leap from becoming part of the copper mine, but it’s right next door, says Vernelda Grant, who is the tribal historic preservation officer for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. She says that having a working copper mine next to the site will change how people experience it. The same holds true for other culturally sensitive sites nearby, such as a place called Devil’s Canyon “where the spiritual beings that represent healing live,” Grant says. “We have songs and ceremonies that are sung there—it’s a place to just pray and pray for healing.”The Senate is expected to pass the defense spending bill as early as today; the House has already passed it. Next, it will go to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature, and archaeologists don’t think there is much chance of changing or removing the rider. “They should be going through the standard process that everybody else uses to get a mine going,” says Simon Fraser University’s Welch. “It’s really suspicious to be coming up with new laws every time somebody wants to put in a mine.”
Mumbai, Mar 10 (PTI) Ex-India football international and star left-winger Amar Bahadur Gurung, whose all-important goal helped the country to win a bronze medal at the 1970 Asian Games, passed away at a hospital in Gurgaon this evening after a brief illness.He was 73, said a media release.Bahadur, who was an integral part of the strong Mafatlal SC line-up along with Shyam, Ratan and Ranjit Thapa, was suffering from a bout of jaundice and was admitted to the hospital, where he succumbed to the illness, it said.Born in 1942 in Dehradun, Bahadur made international debut against Cambodia in the Asia Cup qualifiers in Cambodia in 1967 and went on to earn 22 India caps.Considered one of the finest left wingers India has ever produced, Bahadur was a regular member of the national team in the mid-60s and early 70s.The mercurial winger, who mesmerised the crowd with his canny ball control and clinical finishing, scored the all-important match-winning goal in Indias 1-0 win against Japan which secured the country a bronze medal at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok.Its the last medal won in football by the country in the continental multi-event sports extravaganza.He also represented India in three editions of the Merdeka Cup and played in the Pesta Sukan Cup in 1970.He studied at the Gorkha Military School in Dehradun, joined the 4/8 Gorkha Rifles in 1960 and represented the Gorkha Rifles football team before quitting army service in 1967 to move to then Bombay where he plied his trade with the then famous club Mafatlal SC till the 1980s.advertisementInitially, he was part of the triumphant Gorkha Brigade team, which won the Durand Cup in 1966 and two years later won the Rovers Cup with the Mafatlal SC.In the Santosh Trophy national championships, he represented Services and Maharashtra, scoring eight goals (all for Maharashtra).He holds the distinction of being the only player from Dehradun to be awarded Maharashtras highest sporting honour, the Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Award, in 1973.After ending his playing career, Bahadur resettled in the Uttarakhands capital city and was actively involved in football promotion. PTI SSR RSY PDS PDS BAS
Gonzalo Higuain notched a hat-trick in Napoli’s 4-0 home win over already-relegated Frosinone on Saturday to break Gunnar Nordahl’s 66-year record for most goals in a Serie A season.The Argentina striker ended the campaign on 36 goals, surpassing the mark set by Swede Nordahl for AC Milan in 1949-50.”I was desperate to break this record,” the 28-year-old toldSky Sport Italia. “I have to thank everyone, particularly my family, the fans, the backroom staff, the club and my team mates.”Marek Hamsik opened the scoring for Napoli in the 44th minute and Higuain equalled Nordahl’s record with two second-half goals before eclipsing it with a brilliant overhead kick in the 71st minute.”I needed to stay calm,” said Higuain. “In the first half I struggled with my finishing but the team helped me and I got the hat-trick.”This is a fantastic moment in my career. It’s difficult to comprehend — I’m hoping that soon it will sink in.”Higuain broke the record in 35 matches, two fewer than it took Nordahl to reach 35 goals, and would surely have reached it sooner had he not served a three-match suspension following a red card against Udinese in April.Napoli’s convincing victory confirmed their second place finish in Serie A, clinching qualification for next season’s Champions League.
Chelsea welcome Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge on Saturday as they attempt to extend their unbeaten start to the 2018-19 Premier League season.New boss Maurizio Sarri has put maximum points on the board from the opening three league games, with victories over Huddersfield Town, Arsenal and Newcastle United getting his reign off to a perfect start.The Italian has set a high bar at west London since his arrival from Napoli in the summer and he will be demanding no let-up ahead of the international break. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, they face a tough opponent in the form of Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, who are also unbeaten after three matches, having beaten Cardiff City and West Ham, as well as drawing with Everton. Game Chelsea vs Bournemouth Date Saturday, September 1 Time 3pm BST / 10am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US) the game will be be shown live on television via a number of channels, including NBCSN, UNIVERSO and Telemundo Deportes. It can also be watched live online by streaming on the NBC Sports app service. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN / UNIVERSO / Telemundo Deportes NBC Sports app In the UK, due to the ‘3pm blackout’ the game is not available to watch live on television, nor can it be streamed live online, but you can follow live updates with Goal, here. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Chelsea squad Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Green, Bulka Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Christensen, Zappacosta, Emerson, Ampadu Midfielders Moses, Fabregas, Jorginho, Kante, Pedro, Hazard, Drinkwater, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Willian Forwards Giroud, Morata Cesc Fabregas is still recovering from a knee injury and is unlikely to play any part in the game as he continues his rehabilitation.Sarri has no suspensions to contend with and the remainder of his squad are available to play.Potential Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard; Morata. Position Bournemouth squad Goalkeepers Boruc, Ramsdale, Begovic, Travers Defenders Francis, S. Cook, Ake, Daniels, A. Smith, Rico, Mings, Simpson Midfielders Gosling, Surman, Pugh, Lerma, Ibe, L. Cook, Stanislas, Brooks, Fraser, Dobre, Ofoborh Forwards Mousset, Wilson, King, Defoe Junior Stanislas is Bournemouth’s only injury concern as he continues his recovery from a knee issue, while Adam Smith will miss the game through suspension after being sent off last week against Everton.Potential Bournemouth XI: Begovic; Daniels, S. Cooke, Ake, Francis; Gosling, Surman, Brooks, Fraser; Wilson, King.Betting & Match Odds Home side Chelsea are heavy favourites to win the game, with bet365 pricing them at 3/10. If you fancy backing Bournemouth to upset their hosts, you can get odds of 10/1. A draw, meanwhile, is available at 5/1.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview The Sarri evolution at Chelsea continued last weekend as the Blues fought hard to secure three points against Newcastle United at St James’ Park, though a late own-goal from DeAndre Yedlin aided their cause in a 2-1 victory.While the scoreline against Rafa Benitez’s Magpies was close, the statistics told a fuller story of the match, with Chelsea dominating possession and even setting a new club record for number of passes in a game, a sure signal that ‘Sarri-ball’ has truly arrived in west London. The 100 per cent start to the campaign sees Chelsea occupy a position as joint leaders of the division – along with Liverpool, Tottenham and, perhaps less obviously, Watford – but the Italian coach has been quick to dismiss the hype that is building around his side.”Nothing,” Sarri told reporters when asked what he thought about his team’s position in the Premier League. “Because it’s about 38 matches. It’s important to start very well but now the table is not important.”However, the truth is that the Blues players appear to be growing in stature with each game as they become more familiar with the tactical philosophy of the former Napoli boss.Indeed, as they prepare to head off on international duty next week, the likes of Eden Hazard, Jorginho and Co. will no doubt be eager to continue their winning habit and put on a show against Bournemouth. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has criticised the country’s selection policy and says the constant team changes hampered his attempts to develop his all-round game.The 30-year-old left-hander scored 55 runs in four innings during Australia’s 3-0 Test series defeat in Sri Lanka in 2016 before being dropped for the third Test.He then scored half-centuries in six consecutive home Tests but did not play in the four-Test series in India this year.Khawaja was brought back for the first Test in Bangladesh, only to be dropped for the second match of the series.”They never used to do it before, I’m not really sure why they do it now,” Khawaja told ABC Radio of the selection policy.”It creates a lot of instability in the team I reckon, going in and out for everyone.”You hear things like ‘the players are playing afraid’ or whatnot, but that’s what happens when you drop players all the time. We’ve been doing that a fair bit lately.”The Pakistan-born cricketer has played 24 tests since making his debut in the 2011 Ashes series against England and has scored five hundreds, averaging over 45.The Queensland captain is in good form in domestic cricket and is expected to earn a place in Australia’s top order in the Ashes series against England which starts next month.”For some reason it seems like lately in Australia that the best players always seem to be the next guy in, which I don’t totally agree with,” he said.”(It is) very hard to develop your game and play some consistent cricket if you’re not getting consistent opportunities overseas, which I haven’t been getting.advertisement”It’s frustrating but I’ve just got to focus on what’s in front of me. I’d love to win an Ashes series – it’s something I haven’t been able to do yet.”Khawaja believes the Australian selectors already know what side to pick for the five-test series against England starting in Brisbane on Nov. 23.”I think the Australian team is pretty stable,” he said. “I’m confident the selectors already know what their make-up of the team is going to be for the first test.”There might be a few positions up for grabs depending on what happens in the Shield games but I’m pretty confident they know what they’re expecting.”
LOS ANGELES — Chase Utley’s aggressive baserunning broke Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada’s right leg in a takeout slide, reviving the Los Angeles Dodgers and angering the New York players.Utley’s slide flipped Tejada during a four-run rally in the seventh inning that helped the Dodgers win 5-2 the night of Oct. 10 and tie their NL Division Series at one game apiece.“I feel terrible that he was injured. I had no intent to hurt him whatsoever,” said Utley, who had reached with a pinch-hit single. “Any time there’s a double play you should do your best to break it up.”The Mets were leading 2-1 when the Dodgers put runners at the corners with one out against Noah Syndergaard. Bartolo Colon came on in his first career postseason relief appearance after 10 starts, and Howie Kendrick hit a grounder up the middle.“I tried to put a body on him to break up the double play,” Utley said of Tejada. “You have to try and break up the double play. That’s winning baseball.”Murphy flipped to Tejada, who took the throw awkwardly for an apparent force as Utley slid maybe a foot outside of the base and past the bag and slammed into the shortstop with Tejada’s back turned to the play. That caused Tejada to flip over as the tying run scored from third.Mets infielder Kelly Johnson called it a “tackle.” Asked about the play, second baseman Daniel Murphy said, “Slide would be generous.”“Only Chase knows going in there what the intent was,” third baseman David Wright said. “I have a problem with the play on a number of different levels, one being the slide itself. In my opinion, he wasn’t anywhere close to the bag. With that being said, he never touched the bag. And I think the ‘neighborhood play’ is there to protect players. … It definitely seemed like after that play we lost the momentum and they came up with some big hits.”Joe Torre, MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, will examine the play to determine whether anything “excessive” occurred.“I’d hate to think that Utley tried to hurt somebody,” Torre said. “It certainly was late. That concerns me. The lateness of the slide.”Tejada was put on a flatbed vehicle after an air cast was placed on his leg. The Mets said Tejada sustained a fractured right fibula. Utley was ruled safe on a video review, which determined Tejada’s foot missed the bag. Utley also appeared not to touch the base.“Tejada showed that he didn’t touch the bag and Utley never touched second base,” Torre said. “The fact that he was called out meant he’s not required to touch second base once he’s called out. So when the play was overturned, he gets awarded second base on that.”Mets Manager Terry Collins wouldn’t say whether he thought the slide was clean or not. He said the umpires were “great” in how they handled the review.“They thought that it’s pretty hard to rule that he didn’t touch the bag when he hit the shortstop and nobody was tagged, so they have no other call,” he said, “so they handled it right.”Adrian Gonzalez followed with a two-run double off Addison Reed and scored on Justin Turner’s double“Every single guy on the field on both sides, both dugouts, would have done the same thing,” Gonzalez said. “It was huge. Got the game tied, and after the replay, gave us a rally.”There was some history between Utley and Tejada. The Mets were angered during a takeout slide by Utley when he played for Philadelphia against them in September 2010.“Yeah, they’re angry,” Collins said of his players. “You lose in a playoff series to that serious of an injury, yeah, they’re not very happy about it.”Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly defended Utley.“I know Chase is not trying to hurt anybody,” he said. “He’s just playing the game the way he plays it. He plays it hard, he’s aggressive.”Turner called Utley “old-school,” saying, “He’s a guy that plays balls to the wall and goes in hard. If you’re not protecting yourself or you’re not in good position when they come in hard like that, you have a chance of getting hurt.”Collins said Wilmer Flores will replace Tejada at shortstop for the rest of the series.The action shifts to Citi Field in New York for Game 3 on Oct. 12, when Brett Anderson starts for the Dodgers against the Mets’ Matt Harvey in the best-of-five series.The Dodgers’ Zack Greinke (1-0) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He struck out eight and walked none a night after teammate Clayton Kershaw fanned 11 while losing his fifth straight postseason game.Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for the save, completing a five-hitter.Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto hit solo homers in the second, the latter off the right-field pole. Andre Ethier had an RBI double in the fourth.Syndergaard (0-1) gave up three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings of his first career postseason start. He struck out nine and walked four in following up Jacob deGrom’s 13-strikeout performance in winning Game one.Eight of Syndergaard’s first 36 pitches reached 100 mph or more over the first two innings on an unseasonable 90-degree evening.“Anytime you can go 1-1 against Kershaw and Greinke in their house, I guess we’ll take it,” Wright said. “But we wanted to get greedy and head back to New York with a 2-0 lead.”(BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shares
Cincinnati Masters defending champion Garbine Muguruza shockingly lost to Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 4-6, 4-6 in the second round on Wednesday ahead of the US Open, which is slated to be held from August 27 to September 9.Murugurza, who was playing her first US Open tune-up event, for in for a shock despite taking the first set of the match. Even as it looked like the Spaniard would register a routine win, Tsurenko fought back and showed immense character.Muguruza had won the first set and even though she lost the second, she took a 3-0 lead in the decider but Tsurenko stormed back into the match to go up 5-4 and thereafter, she sealed the match on just her first match point.Muguruza’s forehand from behind the baseline sailed long, giving the Ukrainian world number 44 her first top-10 victory since 2015.Also read – Cincinnati Open: Haase shocks Zverev, Djokovic rallies to beat MannarinoThe victory provided some measure of revenge for Tsurenko, who retired hurt just two games into her round of 16 match with Muguruza at this year’s French Open.Stunner in CincinnatiWorld No.44 Lesia Tsurenko scores her first Top 10 win since 2015, upsetting defending champion Garbine Muguruza 2-6 6-4 6-4. #CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/wF5TgNHiaPWestern & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) August 15, 2018Next up for Tsurenko is a clash with Ekaterina Makarova as the Russian topped Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-0.Joining Tsurenko in the third round is US Open champion Sloane Stephens, who enjoyed a routine 6-3, 6-2 win over German Tatjana Maria.advertisementWATCH – Cincinnati Open: Nick Kyrgios forgets his tennis shoes in locker roomStephens, who finished runner-up to world number one Simona Halep in Montreal on Sunday, continued her fine form on the North American hard courts and controlled the tempo throughout her 71-minute match.Racing into the round of 16…2017 semifinalist @SloaneStephens makes quick work of Tatjana Maria, defeating the German 6-3 6-2.#CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/NZk1sOlXwaWestern & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) August 15, 2018Stephens will next face Elise Mertens after the 15th-seeded Belgian earned a 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(1) win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson.Also advancing to the third round was Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who upset Czech ninth seed Karolina Pliskova 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, and Australian Ashleigh Barty, a 7-5, 6-3 winner over Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.World number one Simona Halep fell down a set but rallied against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic, and was leading 4-6, 6-3, 4-3 when her match was suspended due to rain.Second seed and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki lasted just one set against Kiki Bertens before retiring due to a left knee injury.The match was delayed by rain for over three hours and Wozniacki retired shortly after Bertens captured the opening set in 62 minutes.”It’s never nice to win when someone has to retire,” Bertens said. “I felt she was struggling a bit with her serve. She seemed to struggle with her movement as well.”Fourth seed Angelique Kerber also had a difficult outing, having to battle back to outlast Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.(With Reuters inputs)
Transfers Alexis & the Arsenal stars who left to join bigger clubs Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:40 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Getty Transfers Arsenal A. Sánchez Manchester United Manchester City Barcelona Premier League Primera División The Chilean has joined Manchester United, which makes him the latest in a long line of players to leave north London in search of trophies
Kolkata: The state Legislative Assembly on Wednesday moved a resolution to commemorate the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy that took place in Amritsar in 1919 and to pay tributes to those who had laid down their lives in open firing by the British police, following the instruction of General Dyer.On the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the House recalled the horror, the wanton cruelty and inhumanity shown by Dyer and the British government in Punjab during the colonial era. Bengal is perhaps the first state to move a resolution to pay respect to the martyrs. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaChief Minister Mamata Banerjee said during her speech in the Assembly that Jallianwala Bagh and the other major incidents that took place during the British rule must find more prominence in the history text books. In the same breath, she accused the Narendra Modi government in the Centre of rewriting history and changing the syllabus. Without taking their names, Banerjee launched a scathing attack on the RSS and the BJP for their attempts to destroy the social fabric and playing divisive politics. There has been a deliberate attempt to destroy the democratic structure of the country, she stated. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”Humanity is the biggest religion in our country. Political generosity is on the verge of decay. Our country had a tradition where one state used to stand by another in the time of crisis. A party has destroyed political generosity through shameless display of divisive politics,” Banerjee said. “Why was Gandhiji killed? Who were responsible for killing the man who stood for communal harmony? Those who killed Gandhiji often boast of their achievement on how they had fought for the country’s freedom during the national movement. We cannot deny that Indian National Congress fought during the freedom struggle. Our history cannot be changed,” she added. The Chief Minister again raised voice against the NDA government for not holding an all-party meeting before revoking Article 370 in the Parliament. “There should have been an all-party meeting before the repealing of Article 370. The Opposition parties should have been allowed to express their opinion. People were threatened on gunpoint. We still don’t know how various political leaders like Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were kept. We express our concern for them. Even a delegation of various political party leaders was denied entry in Kashmir,” Banerjee stated in the Assembly. “Will there be one political slogan, one political leader and one election in the country? Are we heading towards a Presidential form of election?” questioned Banerjee. She also felt the need of digitising various documents of the state government and publishing them for public reading, while delivering her speech in the Assembly.
Rabat – Public policies have failed to follow through with King Mohammed VI’s efforts to reconcile with the Rif, says former Royal Palace spokesperson Hassan Aourid.During an interview on the Arabic-language French channel France 24, Aourid stated that following the king’s ascension to the throne in 1999, he lead a historical reconciliation with the Rif, working to turn the page of past tensions between the region and the central government through visits to Chefchaouen, Bab Berred, Targuist, Al Hoceima and Nador.“The King opened up discussion about painful issues, on top of which is the question of past human rights violations.” However, the university professor and king’s former classmate explained that the monarch’s endeavors were not accompanied by adequate public and administrative policies.Aourid gave as an example the administrative division which incorporated Al Hoceima, formerly seen as the Rif’s capital, into the Tangier-Tetouane-Al Hoceima region.According to the Moroccan political analyst and writer, this division did not take into account the important historical specificities of the area.The Rif and the rest of Morocco’s northern region have known a tense relationship with the central government during the reign of King Hassan II. Following his ascension to power, the King Mohammed VI sought to change that image by reaching to the region.Most investment and development programs were however concentrated mainly in Tangier.In October 2015 the King launched Al Hoceima Manarat Al Motawasit project, a MAD 6.515 billion five-year development mega-project for the city and surrounding areas, with the aim to boost infrastructure, promote tourism, and provide the region with healthcare and cultural facilities.The recent Harak protests in Al Hoceima have put pressure on the government to speed up the realization of these projects.
Telus to spend $1 billion installing fibre optic Internet in Vancouver VANCOUVER – Loading a high-definition movie online can take about eight minutes using your current Telus (TSX:T) Internet, but that time will soon drop to six seconds when the company installs a new fibre-optic network across Vancouver.The communications giant announced the five-year plan for the upgrade to infrastructure on Friday, an enhancement Telus executives say will bring faster downloads, seamless video streaming and the ability for consumers and businesses alike to use new technologies.“We are connecting our city to the fastest and most reliable Internet services available anywhere,” said Telus President and CEO Darren Entwistle.“Once complete, our fibre build will have an unprecedented impact on our city, transforming the way we live, the way we work, the way we socialize and the way that we raise our families in a digital world.”Some of the copper cables that currently provide Internet to homes and businesses in Vancouver have been in use for 30 years, said Tony Geheran, president of broadband networks for Telus.“Now, with the demands of high speed Internet and bandwidth, we’ve really reached the edge of what you can pass over copper,” he explained.The new fibre-optic network will provide home Internet speeds of 150 megabits per second.An average customer uses between six and 15 megabits now, but in a highly connected world, people are getting less tolerant of slow connections, Geheran said.“People can see their own usage in the home, the amount of devices they have is going to necessitate greater and faster speeds.”Telus already has fibre-optic networks in 22 B.C. communities, including Port Coquitlam, Oliver and Salmon Arm.The infrastructure is also being installed in Edmonton, and several other communities across Alberta and Quebec.B.C. Premier Christy Clark said during the announcement that she’s looking forward to getting fibre-optic Internet at her home.“I may even be able to work at home without worries about security,” she joked.“And I may be able to get the Whitecaps highlights a little quicker than I do now,” she said referring to Vancouver’s soccer club.The investment shows that the company has confidence in the province’s economic future, and the network will have a huge impact on small businesses, Clark added.Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said he’s thrilled about the investment and believes it will be a big boost for the city’s economy.“For our startups and tech companies, it’s a huge new platform to enable their work to accelerate and allow them to succeed rapidly on the world stage,” he said.Kitsilano and Shaughnessy will be the first neighbourhoods to have the fibre-optic network installed, and are expected to come online in March 2016. by Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 2, 2015 2:59 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Fort Mac construction workers say they’re being overlooked in rebuild by Crystal Laderas Posted May 26, 2016 10:21 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Reporter Bradley Karp The Fort McMurray Construction Association says local workers are being overlooked as loads of trucks from outside the city are hauling in material to rebuild.A letter has been penned to Minister of Agriculture and Forestry O’Neil Carlier, telling him there’s a large supply of contractors and equipment in the city, ready to be put to work.However, President Charles Iggulden says he was told the association needed a previous contract with the province to get first dibs on the rebuild.He believes in an emergency situation, that shouldn’t be the case.“We could actually save the money through mobilization and de-mobilization, through our equipment because it’s already located in Fort McMurray,” Iggulden says, adding talks so far have been unsuccessful.It would also be therapeutic for workers.“A lot of our people are frustrated. They’re displaced right now in different communities, and the biggest thing is to get our membership back working and involved in the clean-up and re-building of our community.”Iggulden says the association is the second largest employer in the region, behind the oilsands industry.660 NEWS has reached out to Minister Carlier for comment.
Location: Champaign, Illinois 2017 Record: 2-10 (0-9 Big Ten) Head Coach: Lovie Smith 2018 record: 2-2 (0-1 Big Ten)All time record vs. OSU: 30-68What has happened thus far in 2018: The Fighting Illini began the season against Kent State, riding a strong second half to a 31-24 victory. In Week 2, Illinois overcame another sluggish start to gain a convincing 34-14 win against Western Illinois. After leading through the first three quarters, the Fighting Illini fell short, falling to USF 25-19 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Illinois played Penn State in the first Big Ten matchup of the season, where they held tough through three quarters, even leading 24-21 at one point in the third quarter, before Penn State scored six consecutive touchdowns to win 63-24. Impact Player:Freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers Jr. appears to be rising as an essential part of head coach Lovie Smith’s offense. After throwing two touchdowns in his debut against Western Illinois in place of injured quarterback A.J. Bush, Rivers has shown continued improvement on the field against strong opponents like Penn State. As he becomes more comfortable within the offense, he could continue to improve, having already set career highs for himself in total offense in each of the three games he has appeared, including 173 total yards against Penn State. Strengths:A balanced running attack appears to be Illinois’ biggest strength this year. With a freshman quarterback at the helm, the offense has had to remain balanced and rely on a steady running attack to aleve the quarterback of pressure. The Illini rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown against Penn State, including a 51-yard run from junior Reggie Corbin. With two running backs sharing carries in Corbin and Mike Epstein, the Illini have a strength in their consistent running attack this season. Weaknesses:The other side of the ball has not been as consistent for the Illini this season. Their defense has failed to create stops when they need them against strong opponents like USF and Penn State. Illinois gave up 591 total yards against Penn State and allowed them to convert 9-of-11 third-down attempts. It also gave up six straight touchdowns to end the game. While the Fighting Illini had two takeaways against Penn State, the Illini defense will certainly be hope for improvement as it comes off its bye week and resumes the Big Ten season.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Charlie Elphicke, the MP for Dover, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.A CPS spokesperson said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has today Monday July 22 charged Charles Elphicke, MP for Dover, with three charges of sexual assault against two women.”The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Elphicke after reviewing a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police. “The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Elphicke are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial.”It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”Mr Elphicke will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 6.The charges relate to one alleged sexual assault in 2007 against the first complainant and two separate alleged sexual assaults in 2016 against the second complainant. Mr Elphicke’s constituency association chairman, Keith Single, said in a statement: “Throughout the last 20 months since these allegations were first made, Charlie has had our full support. That support will continue. Basic British values require that everyone remains innocent until proven otherwise.”Unfortunately, as everyone knows, there have been many recent occasions when, in dealing with matters of this type, the Metropolitan Police and the CPS have pursued allegations which have been proven in court to be entirely untrue. “We have no doubt that this will be another one of them and Charlie will be fully exonerated.”A source close to Mr Elphicke told The Telegraph: “He is stunned to have been charged, maintains 100% innocence and is confident he will be cleared.”In a statement Elphicke’s solicitor Ellen Peart, of law firm BCL, said: “Charlie Elphicke has said from the outset that he denies any wrongdoing. He will defend himself vigorously and is confident that he will clear his name.”Meanwhile Charlie would like to thank everyone for their continued support of him and his family.”There will be no further comment at this stage.”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “I can’t speak with you right now.” “But… I…” “I’m swamped. There’s a Korean crew in the middle of a shoot,” and with that, the line went dead. I was attempting to contact a wedding planner on Santorini who caters mainly to foreigners, in a bid to gather information on whether the southeastern Aegean island is as popular a wedding destination for non-Greek couples this year as it was in 2013. There was no communication to be had but I had my answer. Once again, hundreds of couples from China, the UK, Russia and India are flocking to Santorini to exchange vows against its stunning natural backdrops.Official statistics are not available as these weddings are not recorded with local registry offices, but it is estimated that over 1,100 wedding ceremonies were held on the island last year, with Indians splashing out more than others. It’s no coincidence that Santorini was recently voted second-best tourist destination in the world for newlyweds according to British website 101 Honeymoons. Paris came first and Capri third.The trend is not limited to Santorini. According to market professionals, an increasing number of foreigners are choosing less predictable Greek destinations for their big day, such as Monemvasia, Skiathos (especially after the success of 2008 film Mamma Mia!), Symi, Crete, Paros, Milos, Kos and Mykonos, as well as Athens. Greece also appears to be a market leader in terms of group weddings. Sixteen couples from China were married in Hania, Crete, and a similar ceremony took place on Paros. Also, a group of Russian couples recently got hitched on Crete after winning an online competition organised by a large tour operator called ‘My Greek Wedding’.It’s obvious that the potential of the market is huge, as was recently illustrated at Bangkok Wedding Show 2014, in which Greece participated via the advertising project yourweddingingreece.com“We distributed 2,500 copies of Your Wedding in Greece [a wedding industry magazine] and they disappeared,” Vicky Karantzavelou, general director of Travel Media Application, which is running the project, told Kathimerini. “Everyone came back and asked for more information.”Karantzavelou says that there is growing interest from Thailand, where the young men and women of a constantly growing middle class are attracted to the idea of combining a traditional wedding in Greece with a vacation and their honeymoon.Generally speaking, destination weddings appear to be especially popular in Asia. Greece can only benefit from this, according to Theodore Koumelis, CEO of Travel Media Applications.“The wedding sector in our country is well organised, with many specialised services for the soon-to-be-wed couple. According to Greek tradition and culture, moreover, one’s wedding is one of the most important events in a person’s life. This is exactly the experience that foreign visitors want when they come to our country, and they have increased exponentially in the past few years, coming from all over the world.”Source: ekathimerini
SEATTLE — Washington’s governor and New York City’s mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage Tuesday, the latest moves by key Democratic leaders to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely presidential candidate, proposed a publicly run health insurance option for state residents who are not covered by private employers and buying insurance off the marketplace created under former President Barack Obama’s health care law.“We need to write another chapter of health care reform,” said Inslee, who provided no details on how the program would be funded.It came the same day New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, also considered a 2020 presidential contender, revealed a $100 million-a-year plan to expand health care coverage to those who lack it, including immigrants in the U.S. illegally.A day earlier, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed state-funded health care coverage for 138,000 young people living in the country illegally and reinstating a mandate for everyone to buy insurance or pay a fine — part of Obamacare that congressional Republicans eliminated last year.
An icy winter view from Journey Behind the Falls ❄️📸: @ArgenElezi #NiagaraParks #NiagaraFalls #ExploreCanada #DiscoverON pic.twitter.com/vNcR0zgXhb— Niagara Parks (@NiagaraParks) January 20, 2019 Post a comment 0 Visitors to the falls are reveling in the exotic sights. Instagram user Inge Groot reported a temperature of -25 Celsius (-13 Fahrenheit) in a post on Monday showing a snow-covered view of the Canadian side of the falls. Tags NASA sees dramatic Earth weather from space (pictures) Niagara Falls State park shared this wintry image on Jan. 16. Niagara Falls State Park The giant spinning ice disc of Westbrook, Maine has some stiff winter-phenomenon competition from Niagara Falls. A prolonged streak of frigid temperatures along the border of the US and Canada has left parts of Niagara Falls State Park in New York fantastically frozen.The park posted a Facebook video tour of the scenery on Tuesday showing a layer of snow and ice all around the rushing water at the top of the falls. The park included a one-word caption: “Frozen.” Share your voice For a wintry blast from the past, it’s worth looking at an interesting image from the US Library of Congress archives. Dated to around 1883, it shows people gathered at the base of the partially frozen American Falls in New York. Enlarge ImageVisitors braved the frozen falls in 1883 in New York. George Barker/Library of Congress The winter of 2019 doesn’t look quite as dramatic as the view from the late-1800s, but the falls have still transformed into an even more magical place thanks to a scenic coating of ice and snow. 10 Photos While it looks like Queen Elsa of Arendelle could break out into song at any minute, the falls themselves aren’t frozen solid. “Surface water and mist in the air turns to ice, but there is still plenty of water flowing,” says the Niagara Falls tourism site. Niagara Parks in Canada shared a visitor’s look at the falls from its Journey Behind the Falls tour. Online
The S&P BSE Sensex gained just 385 points during a truncated week ended March 23 and yet select Sensex stocks added a combined Rs 38,620 crore in market capitalisation. Diversified company ITC and state-owned Coal India were two exceptions among frontline stocks that saw an erosion in their market capitalisation.The biggest gainers were TCS, Sun Pharma, Hindustan Unilever, HDFC Bank, HDFC, Reliance Industries and Infosys. TCS added the maximum to shareholders’ wealth at Rs 9,349.68 crore, followed by Sun Pharma.The top Sensex gainers on the last day of the trading week were Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Auto, Infosys and Coal India. The top Sensex losers were Reliance Industries, GAIL (India) and NTPC.The last trading week of financial year 2015-16 is likely to commence on a positive note as domestic mutual funds are likely to resort to buying to shore up net asset values, or NAVs.”Global funds have bought $2.4 billion of shares this month, set for the biggest monthly purchase since January 2015,” said Vijay Ingrain, founder director of Trade Smart Online â€” a leading discount broker, according to a BusinessLine report.There isn’t any other trigger for the markets to witness hectic trading. The expectation is that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could cut policy rate by as much as 50 basis point when it meets for its first monetary policy review for 2016-17 April 5. The current policy rate (also repo rate, or key interest rate) is 6.75 percent.
Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar sitting in a boat after Bangladesh coast guard stopped them on Naf river from entering the country. AFP file photoApproximately 87,000 undocumented Myanmar nationals have so far entered Bangladesh following an outbreak of violence on 9 October last year in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, reports news agency UNB.The influx slowed in late February 2017; however, more new arrivals from Myanmar were reported in July, according to an assessment of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).Earlier, the figure was 80,000 arrivals.The figure stood over 87,000 with more new arrivals in July and August this year, officials in Cox’s Bazar said.The majority of them are living in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district, a district bordering Myanmar identified as the main entry area for border crossing.Among those assessed, 52 per cent are women and girls.The National Strategy on Myanmar Refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) formulated by the government of Bangladesh highlighted the fact that more than 3,00,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border and are living in Bangladesh.Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) is designed to regularly and systematically capture, monitor and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of populations on the move, whether on site or en route.