HC notices on PIL against ‘Gaurav Yatra’

first_imgThe Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued notices to the State government and BJP State president Madan Lal Saini on a public interest litigation raising questions over the expenses incurred on Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s ongoing ‘Gaurav Yatra’. BJP president Amit Shah had flagged off the yatra from Charbhuja temple in Rajsamand on August 4.The petition, moved by lawyer Vibhuti Bhushan Sharma, has contended that since the ‘Gaurav Yatra’ was an initiative of the ruling BJP ahead of the State Assembly elections, no orders could be issued to the government departments to make arrangements for the march.The State government had ordered the Public Works Department on August 1 to make arrangements for setting up the stage, sound system and decoration for the yatra by inviting tenders for these works. The Information and Public Relations Department was also handed over the task of giving publicity to the yatra.A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog asked the government counsel as to who was footing the bill for the yatra and issued notices to the respondents seeking their reply by August 16. The counsel representing the Chief Secretary and PWD informed the court that the impugned orders had since been withdrawn.The writ petition has named the Chief Secretary, PWD Principal Secretary and Chief Engineer and Mr. Saini as respondents. It said the yatra could not be described as a part of the government’s functioning, as the BJP itself had announced that its election campaign had started with the launch of the march.last_img read more

Kuki militants to cast vote by postal ballots

first_imgThe Election Commission on Monday notified that the cadres of the Kuki militant groups, who signed the Suspension of Operations agreement with both the Centre and the Manipur government, will cast their votes in postal ballots. To exercise their franchise, the cadres also must reside in their designated camps and their names feature in the voters’ list, the office of the State Chief Electoral Officer said in a statement here. They would have to collect the postal ballots from assistant nodal officers or nodal officers. The agreement was first signed by the State and the Centre with two militant groups of the community in 2008.last_img read more

3G Auction

first_imgIndian telecom companies bid $14.6 billion for the 3G mobile spectrum, almost twice the expected rate.No company won bids for all national regions. Bharti Airtel, Reliance and Aircel each won bids in 13 of 22 areas, while Vodafone bought nine areas. Bharti paid $2.7 billion for its regions, which include Mumbai and New Delhi, while Vodafone paid $2.5 billion. Only 5 percent of Indian phones presently have 3G. Related Itemslast_img

CLT20: Injured Rohit Sharma to miss the league, Pollard frontrunner to lead MI

first_imgIndian batsman Rohit Sharma. Photo: APStar batsman Rohit Sharma’s finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur.With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during the second ODI against England at Cardiff, it is unlikely that he will play any part during MI’s qualifying round matches in Raipur, which kicks off with a match against Lahore Lions.As of now, dashing West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard looks a likely candidate to lead the popular T20 franchise.”While Pollard is an automatic choice in the MI set-up, his success as the captain having led the Barbados Tridents to title triumph in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will go in his favour. But Harbhajan should also be sounded out,” a source in the know of things told PTI today.Among the senior players, there is Harbhajan Singh, under whom Mumbai Indians won the Champions League T20 in 2012 but according to reliable sources is not too keen on leading the side. Harbhajan, who is fighting to make a comeback is more interested in performing well for the Mukesh Ambani-owned team.Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga is also one of the senior players in the side and had also led Sri Lanka to ICC World T20 triumph after being handed over the captaincy mid-way due to sudden dip in Dinesh Chandimal’s form.Aussie great Michael Hussey’s place in the playing XI is not assured, which can be a reason that he won’t be considered for the hot-seat.advertisementIf fit and available, the four first-choice overseas players are likely to be Lendl Simons, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson and Lasith Malinga.The MI will certainly be seeking a replacement for the injured Rohit, who incidentally also sustained a finger fracture during 2011 tour of England.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Aditya Tare, Jalaj Saxena, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Michael Hussey, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Lendl Simmons.last_img read more

Andy Murray’s China Open Run Meets Brave End in Quarter-finals vs Dominic Thiem

first_imgBeijing: Andy Murray went down fighting in the China Open quarter-finals on Friday as the former world number one lost 6-2, 7-6 (3) to top seed Dominic Thiem.The 32-year-old Briton, battling to get back to a semblance of his best following career-saving hip surgery in January, was defeated in just under two hours after threatening an unlikely, late comeback. A third match in four days in the Chinese capital proved a step too far for Murray, who looked exhausted after a three-set victory on Wednesday against Cameron Norrie.Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, had the Beijing crowd firmly behind him against the Austrian Thiem, ranked fifth in the world to his opponent’s 503rd.What a great battle in Beijing 🙌@ThiemDomi defeats Murray 6-2, 7-6(3) to reach the @ChinaOpen semis 👏🎥: @TennisTV | @ChinaOpen pic.twitter.com/cBuOfzlIdu— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 4, 2019 But Murray lost his first service game to go behind from the outset, putting himself under pressure immediately.At times there were shades of the Murray that topped the world rankings in 2016, but the second set started in the same way as the first, the Briton having his serve broken.Murray, who says that he now has no pain in his hip, looked down and out as Thiem served for the match.But he does not know how to quit and broke Thiem to make it 5-5 in the second set, then went up 6-5, before Thiem forced the tie break. He carried that momentum to victory.The 26-year-old Thiem plays Karen Khachanov in the last four after the Russian fourth seed defeated Fabio Fognini of Italy in three sets. andy murrayatpchina opendominic thiem First Published: October 4, 2019, 4:06 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Messi & Suarez lead Barca past Villarreal

first_imgVillarreal 0 Barcelona 2: Suarez, Messi restore five-point LaLiga lead Joe Wright 05:47 12/11/17 luis suarez - cropped Getty Images Barcelona ended a run of back-to-back draws in LaLiga thanks to second-half goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi away to Villarreal. Goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a 2-0 win over 10-man Villarreal on Sunday and restored their five-point lead at the top of LaLiga.The Uruguay forward struck with 18 minutes to play at the Estadio de la Ceramica before Messi added a simple second, ending a run of back-to-back draws in the top flight for the Catalans and keeping the title race firmly in their hands.Messi’s goal saw him equal the record of 525 goals in all competitions for the same team in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, set by Bayern Munich great Gerd Muller. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca, held by second-place Valencia and Celta Vigo in their last two games, had not gone three games without a league win for over a year but found it difficult to break down Javier Calleja’s side.Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique each hit the woodwork but Marc-Andre ter Stegen was called upon to keep the home side at bay, before Raba’s red card in the second half left Villarreal up against it.The visitors had been short of their best but one moment of slick passing carved open the Villarreal defence and allowed Luis Suarez to break the deadlock, and Messi made the points safe with seven minutes remaining.The victory again moves Barca five points clear of Valencia, six above Atletico Madrid and eight ahead of champions Real Madrid, all three of whom won this weekend.Pique hit the bar after only three minutes with a header from Denis Suarez’s corner, though Ter Stegen had to be alert to deny Roberto Soriano from close range in an evenly contested first half-hour.WHAT A GAME to make your comeback, @SergioAsenjo1! #VillarrealBarça pic.twitter.com/pIZfmAWDe2— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) December 10, 2017A Messi free-kick forced a save from Sergio Asenjo – back in the team in LaLiga for the first time this season after recovering from his latest knee injury – and the Argentina star flashed another shot narrowly wide, but it was a pretty subdued display from the leaders in the opening half.Villarreal were not looking too stretched by Barca’s approach play and Valverde responded by bringing off Denis Suarez for Paco Alcacer just before the hour mark, with the Catalans shifting to more of a 4-3-1-2.Alcacer almost made an immediate impact, connecting with Jordi Alba’s low cross only to be denied by Asenjo six yards from goal, before Messi sent another Alba pass inches wide of the right-hand post.As Barca suddenly looked to be in the ascendancy, Raba handed them a huge advantage, lunging into a challenge on Sergio Busquets on the edge of the visitors’ penalty area and catching him on the foot with raised studs, prompting referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea to brandish a straight red card.Luis Suarez was inches from capitalising on that man advantage seven minutes later, nudging Alba’s cross onto the right-hand post with an outstretched boot, but the Uruguayan at last made the telling impact in the 72nd minute.Messi started a quick passing move that saw the former Liverpool striker play a one-two with Alcacer, round Asenjo and slot home for his seventh league goal of the season.Manu Trigueros brought a flying stop out of Ter Stegen but Villarreal killed off their own hopes of a comeback with eight minutes left. A loose pass allowed Busquets to feed Messi on the edge of the area and the Argentina star burst into space and slotted the ball past Asenjo, securing a 12th win in 15 league games this season. With that goal, Leo #Messi equals Gerd Müller as the top scorer in Europe’s major league with one club. Well done, Leo! #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/30vNDzu4zx— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2017 read morelast_img read more

‘Joao Felix reminds me of Griezmann’

first_imgBenfica attacker Joao Felix is similar to Antoine Griezmann and can play for any team in the world, according to former Portugal and Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago.Joao Felix, 19, is attracting interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United after an impressive season with Benfica, one which made him one of the most coveted teenagers in world football.Tiago, now an assistant coach at Atletico, compared the attacker to the club’s star striker Griezmann and feels it will take an offer of more than €80million to land Joao Felix from his current club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? “He could play in any team in the world,” the former Benfica and Chelsea midfielder told El Partidazo de COPE.”I don’t think Benfica will accept selling him for €80m. He’s a player who reminds me a bit of Griezmann.” Rúben Dias, Pizzi, Rafa and João Félix have been named in the @selecaoportugal squad! #WeAreBenfica pic.twitter.com/RWqT2Yrdpb — SL Benfica (@slbenfica_en) May 23, 2019 Griezmann has starred at Atletico for five seasons, but announced last month he would be leaving the La Liga club.The France forward is heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, although Griezmann refused to reveal any aspect of his future when asked where he may land following Les Bleus’ friendly win over Bolivia on Sunday. Tiago said he expected the 28-year-old to end up at Camp Nou when all is said and done, even after Griezmann turned down a move to the club to remain with Atletico Madrid last summer.”He is a great player and a great team-mate,” he said. “He has always given everything for the club.”We all believe he will play at Barca next season.”Atletico Madrid finished second in La Liga while Barcelona won the title once again.However, the season ended on a sour note for Lionel Messi and co., with the club suffering a shock elimination to Liverpool in the Champions League before falling to Valencia in the Copa del Rey finale.last_img read more

Naya Pak should demonstrate Naya action on terror India

first_imgNew Delhi: Pakistan will be judged not by words but on basis of the action it takes to dismantle terror infrastructure on its soil, India said Saturday, asserting that its non-military strike on the JeM terrorist training camp in Balakot achieved its desired objective.External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said if Pakistan claims to be a ‘naya Pakistan’ (New Pakistan) with a ‘nayi soch’ (new thinking), then it should demonstrate ‘naya’ action (new action) against terror groups operating with impunity from its soil. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The MEA’s comments came a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he will not allow Pakistani soil to be used for terror directed at other countries. Khan has been saying that a ‘Naya Pakistan’ is embarking on a new journey under his leadership. Kumar said Pakistan has been making identical statements after separate terror attacks and now Islamabad will have to take up the concrete action the international community expected it to take and must rein in terror groups operating from its soil. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”We remain resolute in our determination to persuade the international community of the necessity of compelling Pakistan to move beyond mere words and to show credible, verifiable and sustained actions. We have and we will continue to act with responsibility and maturity,” he said at a media briefing. Kumar said the widespread presence of terrorist camps in Pakistan is public knowledge and repeated requests by India and the international community for Pakistan to take action against such groups has been met with “denial”. “In 2004, the then President of Pakistan had made a solemn public commitment that they would not allow any territory under their control to be used for terrorist activity in any manner,” he said. “But till today, however, Pakistan has failed to take any credible action against Jaish-e-Mohammed and other terrorist organisations, which continue to operate with impunity from Pakistan,” he said, adding Pakistan will be judged not by its words but on the basis of action it takes to dismantle terror infrastructure. Tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbours escalated after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack and subsequent aerial strike by India on a training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakot on February 26. Pakistan retaliated the strike next day by unsuccessfully attempting to target Indian military installations. The JeM claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack. “Our non-military counter terrorism strike of February 26 achieved the intended objective. It has demonstrated our firm resolve to take decisive action against cross-border terrorism,” Kumar said about Balakot strike. He, however, evaded questions on number of casualties in the strike.last_img read more

China seeks to work with Sri Lanka against trade bullying

He said that American and Chinese consumers are both victims of the trade war, but the average American consumers will suffer more.“First, American importers bear almost all the costs of higher tariffs. Some of the cost of tariffs would be passed on to US consumers, while importers see lower margins. Further tariff increases may foreseeably be passed on to consumers. This phenomenon will inevitably lead to inflation in the long run, which will cause more serious damage to low-income families in the United States,” he added. “It didn’t help, as the Trump administration promised, reduce the trade deficit, while it is more likely to severely dampen business and financial market sentiment, disrupt global supply chains and jeopardize the expected recovery in global growth in 2019,” the Ambassador said in a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy in Colombo. China says it is ready to work with all countries, including Sri Lanka, to firmly oppose trade bullying, safeguard and promote the building of an open world economy and economic globalization, inject more certainty into an uncertain world, and build a community of shared future and common interests through win-win cooperation.The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan said that for more than a year, the trade dispute between China and the United States has caused concern and even panic in both countries and the international market. He said the US tariff increase on China has reduced the total trade volume between China and the US, but the bilateral trade deficit remains basically unchanged. The Ambassador said that as for the China-US economic and trade frictions, China has always exercised great restraint and made careful preparations for negotiations with great sincerity.He said that China’s sincerity in promoting the consultations is obvious to all but China is unlikely to trade principled issues for core interests, and will not make concessions on major issues of principle. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Former Sierra Leonean fighters lay down arms at new disarmament site UN

During Monday’s official opening of the Yengema Disarmament Centre – located near Koidu, in Sierra Leone’s diamond-rich Kono district – 30 combatants from the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and 8 from the Civil Defence Force (CDF) were disarmed. Among the weapons destroyed at the site were AK-47s, FN rifles and small arms and ammunition. Presiding over the ceremony, UNAMSIL deputy chief Behrooz Sadry expressed his appreciation for the manner in which the exercise was conducted, despite a few logistical problems that were encountered during preparations.Later that day, Mr. Sadry and other officials attending the ceremony toured the Yengema Centre to inspect the progress achieved so far by the National Commission for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in constructing the site. Meanwhile, in Bonthe Island, where the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme also began yesterday, nine CDF combatants disarmed at a reception centre, according to UNAMSIL. read more

Housing starts drop in April as multiunit and singlefamily starts slow

by The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2017 7:36 am MDT Last Updated May 8, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Housing starts drop in April, as multi-unit and single-family starts slow OTTAWA – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of new housing starts fell 15 per cent last month compared with March.The Ottawa-based federal agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 214,098 units in April, down from 252,305 in March.Economists had expected an annual rate of 210,000 for April, according to Thomson Reuters.The move lower came as the pace of multi-unit urban starts fell 16.7 per cent and single-detached urban starts dropped 12.1 per cent.Rural starts were an estimated 14,613 units at the seasonally adjusted rate.However, the dip in April wasn’t big enough to stop the six-month moving average from rising to 213,768 units for the month compared with 210,702 in March. read more

Yemen Special Adviser praises work of UNbacked dialogue urges final agreement

Special Adviser Jamal Benomar today congratulated Yemenis for conducting “the most genuine transparent and inclusive National Dialogue the Arab region has ever witnessed.”Mr. Benomar, who along with his team of experts is advising the Conference, urged all sides to cooperate on a final outcome document. He met with President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and leaders of all political parties on Sunday. Since arriving last week, Mr. Benomar also met Prime Minister Mohamed Salem Basendwa, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abou Bakr AlQirbi, in addition to a wide range of leaders of politicians and civil society organizations. The latest round of UN-backed National Dialogue Conference includes 565 delegates representing a cross-section of Yemeni society. The ongoing conference will feed into a constitution-making process and pave the way for general elections in 2014. Preparations for the electoral process are under way, including steps to create a new biometric voter registry, with registration due to begin this month.Among the major challenges before the Dialogue is the need to find a consensual settlement to the question linked to southern separatists.Briefing the Security Council in June, Mr. Benomar said there had been a significant increase in the frequency and number of demonstrators in the South in recent months as a result of “pent-up resentment at more than two decades of unaddressed grievances and systematic marginalization.”Mr. Benomar will brief the Security Council on his visit, including recent political developments, on 27 September.Prior, he is scheduled to participate in a ministerial-level ‘Friends of Yemen’ meeting in New York on 25 September. This will be the first meeting since the conference in London in March, attended by 39 organizations and countries to discuss the political, economic, security and humanitarian sectors in Yemen.The country has been undergoing a democratic transition, with a Government of National Unity, which came to power in an election in February 2012 following protests that led to the resignation of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. read more

Bird tables and feeders in gardens could spread diseases warn experts

first_imgBritain’s obsession with feeding the birds could be driving disease within avian populations, a new study suggests.Gardeners in the UK spend around £200 million a year on bird food, which helps some of Britain’s most beloved species get by in the harsh winter months and beyond.But research by Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), suggests that bird tables and feeders are spreading illness because they bring species together which would never normally come into contact.The risk of disease is also increased if bird tables and other feeding stations are not kept clean, so stale food, food waste and droppings accumulate, the report warned.The study, used information on birds visiting gardens and observations of disease from citizen science project, the BTO’s Garden BirdWatch scheme which sees volunteers submitting findings year-round. It combined information from the large-scale surveillance scheme over 25 years with post-mortem examinations of birds, to track some of the most common diseases.They found that the diseases spread rapidly through populations which were frequently meeting at feeders and bird tables.Finch trichomonosis, for example, emerged in British finches in 2005 but soon spread to gregarious seed-eating species that visit garden feeding stations, the research showed.Co-author Kate Risely from BTO said: “We’re calling on everyone who feeds wild birds to be aware of their responsibility for preventing disease.”Simple steps we’d recommend include offering a variety of food from accredited sources, feeding in moderation, so that feeders are typically emptied every 1-2 days, the regular cleaning of bird feeders and rotation of feeding sites to avoid accumulation of waste food or bird droppings.”British gardens have become a haven for many birds which have suffered from habitat loss and urbanisation, and some 48 per cent of households regularly leave food out to help garden visitors. Bullfinches Credit:JOHN HARDING/British Trust for Ornithology   Greenfinches  Greenfinches Credit:JILL PAKENHAMcenter_img 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. The report also noted that there was also a well-being aspect to feeding the birds which helps the growing disconnect from nature and fosters interest in wildlife and conservation.However the report points out that there a risks from feeding the birds, including that they will become reliant on the food and stop being able to fend for themselves.“There is a need to balance the risks and benefits of supplementary feeding of garden birds to both wildlife and people,” the report concludes.When disease outbreaks do occur, people are encouraged to report their observations to the Garden Wildlife Health (GWH) project, seek veterinary guidance; and consider a temporary halt to garden feeding in order to encourage birds to disperse, reducing the risk of further disease spread.The researchers also hope that long term information about three of Britain’s deadliest bird diseases will help contain the spread of illness.Commenting on the study, lead author Dr Becki Lawson from ZSL’s Institute of Zoology said: “These conditions have different means of transmission – so deepening our understanding of disease dynamics will help us develop best practice advice to ensure that feeding garden birds also helps to safeguard their health”.The research was published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Bullfinches last_img read more

Nicola Furlong murder trial begins in Tokyo

first_imgTHE FAMILY OF Nicola Furlong is in Japan today as the trial of the man accused of her murder begins.The 21-year-old student was found dead in a Tokyo hotel room last May. She had been strangled.Richard Hinds, a 19-year-old musician from Memphis in the US, stands accused of her murder. He has denied the murder charge, telling the court today that he had no motive, intent or reason to hurt the Wexford native.According to RTÉ reporter in Tokyo, Robert Short, the case will run for two weeks.He also reported that the victim’s mother and father were seated behind prosecutors today, while her sister Andrea sat in the courtroom with a framed photo of Nicola in her arms.Japanese prosecutors have said that Hinds has shown no remorse and should be punished severely. If convicted, he could face life imprisonment. Although Japan usually considers those under 21 years of age to be minors, a court decided last July to treat Hinds as an adult.Nicola, an international business student in DCU, was studying at the Takasaki City University of Economics, for the third year of her degree at the time of her death.On the night of her murder, she and a friend had travelled to central Tokyo to attend a concert by US rapper Nicki Minaj.The pair missed their train home, and later met two Americans in the busy Shinjuku train station, with whom they travelled back to the Keio Plaza Hotel, where Furlong was found dead the following morning.Security footage of the girls getting into a taxi was shown in court today.Read: Tánaiste confirms deaths of 194 Irish citizens abroad this yearlast_img read more

Christmas Day space rocket launch ends in disaster

first_imgWhile Christmas Day may have been filled with presents and good food for many, Indian scientists saw it end on a bad note. A communications rocket intended for Earth’s orbit strayed from its path soon after launch and exploded.The rocket launched from the Satish Shawan Space Center in Bangladesh Sriharikota, India carrying a GSAT-5P communications satellite. It was originally meant to launch on December 20, but suffered an engine leak. The new launch had a problem which occurred 47 seconds after lift off, pushing the rocket to a higher flight angle and ultimate failure.AdChoices广告The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) do not know what caused the problem, but it is the second time a rocket has failed to launch, with the first having problems back in April. For the moment, the ISRO do not intend to change anything in its preparations for each rocket, with chairman K. Radhakrishnan stating:I do not find any reason to restructure GSLV vehicle, design, configuration. We do not find any problem. Read more at CNNlast_img read more

Secondhalf capitulation leaves Arsenal on the brink of Champions League exit

first_img ARSENE WENGER’S FUTURE was plunged into further doubt on Wednesday as Thiago Alcantara inspired Bayern Munich to a 5-1 rout of his hapless Arsenal team which left the Gunners facing a seventh straight Champions League last-16 exit.Bayern extended their Champions League record to 16 home wins by flooring the Gunners with three goals in ten second-half minutes.Bayern knocked Arsenal out at the same stage in 2005, 2013 and 2014 and were looking comfortably placed to make it four times after romping through Wednesday’s first leg.The Allianz Arena defeat raises the pressure on Wenger for the return leg on March 7 with only Alexis Sanchez’s away goal for comfort.The result matched the 5-1 group-stage thrashing Arsenal received in Munich in November 2015 — the club’s joint record away defeat in Europe.Arjen Robben’s superb curling shot gave Bayern the lead on 11 minutes, but Sanchez levelled by drilling home Manuel Neuer’s save from a penalty on 30 minutes.Bayern moved up a gear after the break with a flurry of goals in quick succession.Robert Lewandowski headed Bayern back into the lead on 53 minutes before Thiago added two in quick succession while Thomas Mueller came off the bench to complete the rout.Bayern spent the opening minutes camped in the Arsenal half and took the lead on 10 minutes through Robben’s wonderful strike.The Dutch winger cut in from the right, and curled home a superbly-weighted shot off his left foot from outside the area.Arsenal then raised the tempo and started pressing the hosts.Bayern defender Mats Hummels was given a yellow card for fouling Sanchez just outside the box.Mesut Ozil drilled the resulting free-kick at Neuer, but moments later Arsenal were awarded a penalty.Lewandowski mistimed his clearance kick in the area and struck Laurent Koscielny’s raised leg.Despite Bayern’s furious protests, Serbian referee Milorad Mazic pointed to the spot.Neuer saved Sanchez’s penalty, but the Chile international drilled home the rebound from a tight angle at the second attempt.It was the valuable away goal Bayern had talked about not conceding in the match’s build-up.There were equally furious Bayern protests at the other end when David Alaba’s cross struck Hector Bellerin on the hand, but the referee waved play on.It was 1-1 at the break, but Bayern stepped up the pressure in the second half.Robben released Philipp Lahm who put in a perfect cross and Lewandowski twisted to tuck his header past David Ospina’s reach.The Poland hot-shot then flicked Xabi Alonso’s pass into Thiago’s path to tuck his shot past Ospina.Lewandowski hit the crossbar on 61 minutes, but Thiago added his second when his shot from the edge of the box deflected past the Arsenal goalkeeper on 63 minutes.Mueller came on for Lewandowski on 86 minutes and added Bayern’s fifth two minutes later after Thiago squared the final pass. Source: E7Comps/YouTube- © AFP, 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL Follow us: the42.ie Share Tweet Email Second-half capitulation leaves Arsenal on the brink of Champions League exit The Gunners were convincingly beaten by Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. https://the42.ie/3242134 Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 9:46 PM 19,757 Views Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi (right) and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin (left) appear dejected after Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandoski (not in picture) scores his side’s second goal of the game. Image: Mike Egertoncenter_img Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi (right) and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin (left) appear dejected after Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandoski (not in picture) scores his side’s second goal of the game. By AFP Image: Mike Egerton Feb 15th 2017, 9:46 PM Manchester City was ‘the right club at the wrong time’ for Dubliner Karl Moore>Mourinho deals Shaw fresh Europa League snub> 61 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sonia OSullivans daughter to make Ireland debut at U18 European Championships

first_img Share1398 Tweet Email3 McIlroy one off the lead at Travelers Championship, solid start for Harrington O’Sullivan (left) has dual Irish-Australian citizenship and has run in both countries in recent years. O’Sullivan (left) has dual Irish-Australian citizenship and has run in both countries in recent years. Image: Brett Hemmings Jun 22nd 2018, 11:21 AM Short URL https://the42.ie/4085674 Friday 22 Jun 2018, 12:00 PM Gina Akpe-Moses will be in action for Ireland this weekend. Source: Steve FeeneyIreland U20 team for Mannheim Gala:Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock Louth) 200M & 4X100M, Ciara Neville (Emerald) 100M & 4X100M, Patience Jumbo Gula (St Gerard’s Dundalk) 100M & 4X100M, Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght) 200M & 4X100M, Molly Scott (SLOT) 100MH & 4X100M, Davicia Patterson (Beechmount Harriers) 400M & 4X400M, Ciara Deely (Kilkenny City Harriers) 400M & 4X400M, Miriam Daly (Carrick on Suir) 400Mh & 4X400M, Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) high jump, Niamh Fogarty (North Westmeath) discus, Sophie Meredith (St Mary’s Limerick) long jump, Ruby Millet (St Abban’s) long jump, Simone Lalor (SLOT) 4 x 400m, Aaron Sexton (North Down) 100M & 4X100M. David McDonald (Menapians) 200M & 4X100M, David Murphy (Gowran) 100M & 4X100M, Michael McCauley (Ballymena & Antrim) 100M & 4X100M, Jack Dempsey (Galway City Harriers) 200M & 4X100M.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Image: Brett Hemmings 82,493 Views SOPHIE O’SULLIVAN, THE daughter of former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Sonia, will represent Ireland at next month’s European U18 athletics championships, thus confirming her preference to run in a green vest.The 16-year-old, who has dual Irish-Australian citizenship, has been included in a strong Irish team of 23 athletes for the championships, which take place in Gyor, Hungary from 5-8 July.O’Sullivan won an Irish U17 title in the 1,500m event last summer — 32 years after her mother won the same race — while also enhancing her growing reputation with Australian U17 titles over 800m and 1,500m.Representing Cork’s Ballymore Cobh AC, O’Sullivan will make her international debut for Ireland over 800m and will be considered as one of several medal prospects, alongside Sarah Healy who last week clocked the second fastest 1,500m time by a European youth ever.Healy, of Blackrock AC, smashed the Irish youth record and secured qualification for the European seniors in August with a time of 4:09.25 in Germany, further underlining her exciting potential on the world stage.Meanwhile, an Irish U20 team has been named for the Mannheim Gala in Germany this weekend, with European U20 100m champion Gina Akpe-Moses leading that selection.Ireland team for European U18 athletics championships:GirlsPatience Jumbo-Gula (St. Gerard’s AC) 100m & Medley Relay, Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght AC) 200m & Medley Relay, Simone Lalor (St. LO’T AC) 400m & Medley Relay, Sophie O’Sullivan (Ballymore Cobh AC) 800m, Molly Brown (Metro St. Brigids AC) 800m, Sarah Healy (Blackrock AC) 1500m, Miriam Daly (Carrick-on-Suir AC) 400m hurdles & Medley Relay, Sarah Glennon (Mullingar Harriers AC) 5km Race Walk, Emily MacHugh (Naas AC) 5km Race Walk, Ruby Millet (St. Abban’s AC) Long Jump, Sophie Meredith (St. Mary’s AC) Long Jump, Ciara Kennelly (Killarney Valley AC) High Jump, Miranda Tcheutchoua (Lusk AC) Hammer, Adeyemi Talabi (Longford AC) Medley Relay, Rachel McCann (North Down AC) Medley Relay.BoysConor Morey (Leevale AC) 100m, Israel Olatunde (Dundealgan AC) 100m, Louis O’Loughlin (Donore Harriers AC) 800m, Cian McPhillips (Longford AC) 1500m, Brian Maguire (DSD AC) 1500m, Oisin Lane (Mullingar Harriers AC) 10km Race Walk, Conor Cusack (Lake District AC) Javelin, Brian Lynch (Old Abbey AC) Decathlon. 37 Comments Follow us: the42.ie Sonia O’Sullivan’s daughter to make Ireland debut at U18 European Championships 16-year-old Sophie will run over 800 metres in Hungary next month. By Ryan Bailey Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Cigarette butt blamed for Vancouver apartment fire

first_imgA two-alarm fire that damaged an apartment building in Vancouver late Saturday was caused by an improperly discarded cigarette.The cigarette butt was thrown on the deck of an apartment at 1909 E. Sixth St. and caught nearby combustibles on fire, which spread and damaged two units, said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli. The fire was called into 911 at 9:05 p.m. Saturday and was declared under control at 9:50 p.m.Scarpelli said a total of 16 people were displaced from the eight-unit building in the Hudson’s Bay neighborhood. The fire caused an estimated $455,000 damage.“This fire was a preventable fire,” Scarpelli said. “It’s critical (cigarette) butts are put in water or sand in some kind of metal container.”last_img read more

Party Leaders faceoff in fierce debate

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 6, 2016 – The Leaders Debate was a fierce challenge last night as Rufus Ewing, Sharlene Robinson and Oswald Skippings aimed to woo any undecided voters through their answers to questions which came from moderators and the audience.Reputation and Integrity, Experience and Ability, Fact or Fiction and Vision for the country were among the broad subjects coming through a variety of questions from Tremmaine Harvey, Trevor Musgrove and Kenrick Walters who moderated the three hour PTV & Shaun Malcolm organized debate.PNP Leader, Rufus Ewing spent much of his time being double-teamed and defending or explaining the accomplishments of his administration over the past four years – he warned voters not to buy into the ‘doom and gloom’ messages from his opponents and touted accomplishments including the economic standing and health care model of the TCI as being top and envies of the region.PDM Leader, Sharlene Robinson, the lone lady on the panel directed her focus to the PNP mainly, and on several occasions chided the premier for complaining about the British; for keeping important information to himself; reminding that the PNP is the reason for UK intervention and the need for a bail-out loan and essentially calling his leadership, failed.She told voters that if their lives are not better, to vote for change.  PDA Leader, Oswald Skippings reflected on his two terms as Chief Minister with a record of building sports, education, saving a straddled economy in 1988 and with ideas on attracting inward investment.Mr. Skippings spoke to the voters about his experience and effectiveness to get the British to do more about national security and to uncover the problems of what he believes is a crippled health care system.Tonight, another debate to air on Ch2 on the Digicel network; it features the All Island At Large Candidates, well except for Michael Misick who in a press release explained that he will not participate because he feels all independent candidates should have the opportunity.  Misick said to leave the three district independent candidates out; namely: Valarie Jennings; his pal, McAllister Hanchell and JJ Parker – is disadvantageous to the trio and he will not support the face off. Related Items:last_img read more

Hammerwielding man robs Hollywood CVS Pharmacy

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are looking for a man who apparently held up a drugstore with a hammer in Hollywood.Police released surveillance images of that man, who robbed a CVS Pharmacy along Stirling and North Park Road, on June 16.According to officials, the crook stormed in and jumped over the counter before taking off with cash from the register.They said he entered the store earlier in the evening to make a purchase but returned around 4:30 a.m. with the hammer.He fled the scene on foot.If you recognize him, call Hollywood Police at 954-967-HELP. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more