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Luis Suarez to be offered new contract, says Barcelona president

first_imgBarcelona’s prolific striker Luis Suarez will be offered a new contract with the Spanish champions until 2022, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Thursday.The 29-year-old Uruguayan collected the European Golden Shoe last season for the top scorer in domestic football in Europe with 40 league goals, helping Barca’s famed ‘MSN’ trio also containing Messi and Brazilian forward Neymar score a record 131 goals in all competitions.”Suarez is going to get a renewed contract very soon, it’s done, just a few small details need to be sorted and we’ll announce it in the next few days or weeks,” Bartomeu told Uruguayan radio station Cadena Celeste.”It will be a great Christmas present, not necessarily for Luis as he already knows he’s going to continue here, but for football fans. For us he is an important character, he forms part of this spectacular trident we have, which helps the entire team function.”Suarez has won eight trophies since joining Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, including two La Liga titles, two King’s Cups and the Champions League. He is the club’s joint top scorer in the league this season alongside Messi with nine goals.Bartomeu added: “”We want [his contract] to be even longer, but for the moment he will sign until 2022. You have to adapt to the rules, which have a maximum contract length.”We want Luis Suarez to stay at the club for many more years. And when he retires, he will always be welcomed back at Barcelona.”last_img read more


November 20, 2019 0

IPL 2017, DD vs GL: This is how Rishabh Pant masterclass derailed Gujarat at Kotla

first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of match no. 42 of the Indian Premier League between the Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. (SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE)Delhi Innings:23.38 IST: Delhi (214/3) crush Gujarat (208/7) by 7 wickets to stay alive in playoffs race. Pant 97, Samson 61 Boom! Delhi have made a complete mockery of the target. I’ve never seen a 200-plus score getting chased down with such ease. All thanks to one man – Rishabh Pant. He was electric with the bat today. Burst on the scene after the fall of Karun Nair’s wicket and took the chase by the scruff of the neck. He plundered nine sixes and six fours in his rocketing innings and took the Gujarat bowlers on a tour around the stadium.A humbling loss as the youngsters from #DD turned up with a dominating performance after a good innings from Skipper #SureshRaina. #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/Usf2hBRqcC- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201723.37 IST: Faulkner to Anderson, SIX! 20 sixes hit tonight, Corey Anderson finishes the chase off in immaculate fashion. It’s full and in the slot, he smokes this back down the ground over the long on fence for a six. DELHI WIN THIS MATCH BY 7 WICKETS AND 15 BALLS TO SPARE! Wow. Who’d have thunk, eh?It’s all over. #DD have won this match by 7 wickets courtesy Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson’s belligerent batting. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201723.31 IST: Thampi to Anderson, SIX! Iyer must have been feeling left out, gets in on the action himself. Walks across a bit, turns and lofts it over the square leg boundary. Clears it with ease and gets a biggie to his name. Just 4 needed to win now. Delhi are almost home.advertisement23.26 IST: Sangwan to Iyer, SIX! Slower one but Iyer has picked this one up early. Stands his ground and smokes it flat over long off for a biggie. Good hit, made excellent connection. Last ball SIX spoils a good over from Sangwan. Delhi 189/3 in 16 ovs, need 20 from 24 balls 23.17 IST: Thampi to Pant, OUT! He’s missed out on his ton. How unfortunate! You’ve got to feel for him, Raina walks up to him to console him. What a marvelous knock from the young man. He doesn’t want to go off, but he has to sadly. Thampi fires it full and makes it go away from Pant, the left-hander slogs hard and his bottom hand comes off as he does so. The ball takes a slight outside edge and flies into Dinesh Karthik’s gloves. He departs on 97. DD 179/3Skipper #SureshRaina applauds that fantastic innings from Rishabh Pant. We loved it too! #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 2017OUT. The danger man Rishabh Pant departs after an outstanding innings. 97 off 43 balls. #DD 179/3 in 14.3 overs. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201723.10 IST: Jadeja to Samson, OUT! Jadeja strikes! But is it a little too late? Sanju Samson departs but he’s played a scintillating knock. Flatter and shorter outside off, Samson just swings his bat hard. Gets a huge top edge which skies towards wide long off. Faulkner there runs to his left and slides to takes a good catch. Partnership of 143 is finally broken. DD 167/2 in 13.2 ovs, 42 needed off 40. WICKET. And finally the partnership has been broken. #Jaddu gets the wicket. Samson has to walk back. #DD 167/2 #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201723.09 IST: Smith to Pant, FOUR! Yorker on the pads, Pant whips it across the fine leg rope for a boundary. This young pair is seeing the game off, brilliant batting display. DD 165/1, need 44 off 42 ballsThese two young #DilliBoys are clearly in their absolute form.100 run partnership.#DDTweets#DDvGL#DilDilliHai#DhoomDhamaka pic.twitter.com/VYKY5wnoKa- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201723.06 IST: Smith to Pant, FOUR! Full and straight, right in Rishabh Pant’s slot as he dispatches this. Whips it over square leg and beats the man in the deep. Boundary to start the over.23.02 IST: Jadeja to Samson, SIX! Samson brings up his half-century with back to back SIXES off Jadeja. DD 149/1 in 11.2 ovsAn excellent partnership comes to an end.Well played #SmashingSamson.#DDTweets #DDvGL #DhoomDhamaka #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/i39epS842p- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201723.01 IST: Jadeja to Samson, SIX! Doesn’t matter who’s coming on to bowl, these two don’t care. Flatter and around off, from around the wicket, Samson stands his ground and gives it the full swing of his bat. He sends it out of the park, literally and gets a biggie to his name.advertisement23.00 IST: Faulkner to Pant, SIX! Massive, massive over from Delhi, 24 runs off it. Rishabh Pant is just knocking ’em out of here tonight. On the shorter side once more, Pant heaves it over wide long on for another maximum. Pant hits 24 runs in Faulkner’s over – 4, 6, 6, 6. DD 137/1 in 11 overs, need 72 from 54 balls 22.58 IST: Faulkner to Pant, SIX! Seems Pant is finishing Faulkner off here. My word, what a hit from the little man! From around the wicket, a back-of-the-hand slower one into the body, Pant pulls this hard over the mid-wicket boundary for half a dozen.22.56 IST: Faulkner to Pant, SIX! Wild, wild swing from Rishabh Pant, was undone by the lack of pace but hit that with brute force. Bit fuller and around off, the southpaw slogs hard high over mid-wicket. Has enough distance on it as the ball just clears the fence.#RishabhPant is clearly on fire!DD 123/ 1#DDTweets#DDvGL#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201722.55 IST: Soni concedes 16 runs off his over. DD 113/1 in 10 ovs, need 96 from 60 balls.22.53 IST: Soni to Samson, SIX! Stand and deliver! Flighted again but it’s too full outside off, Samson gets the chance to free his arms and dimisses it over the bowler’s head for a biggie. It’s raining SIXES at the Kotla tonight! DD 111/1 in 9.3 oversMayhem! Absolute mayhem…#DDTweets #DDvGL #DhoomDhamaka #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201722.51 IST: Soni to Samson, SIX! Into the night sky! That’s gone deep into the stands. A shortish ball angling down the leg side, Samson smokes it over square leg for a biggie. The mini-break has not hampered the momentum single bit.22.48 IST: Raina to Pant, SIX! Thumped! Brings up his fifty in style. The young man is looking in red-hot form. Raina serves another half-tracker and watches it sail into the stands at mid-wicket. Pant is particularly severe with his pull shots. DD 97/1 in 9 ovs, need 112 from 66 ballsWhat an inning!C’mon @RishabPant777 #DDTweets #DDvGL #DhoomDhamaka #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/i0jFmHgtwX- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201750 comes up for Rishabh Pant in just 27 balls. This has been some hitting.#DD 97/1 in 9 overs. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201722.47 IST: Raina to Pant, FOUR! Poor fielding in the deep by Dwayne Smith! Short and wide outside off, Pant rocks back and punches it ferociously through covers. Smith in the deep runs across to his left, gets to the ball but then lets it through his legs to the fence. 22.45 IST: Soni to Pant, SIX! Wow! No need to run for those! Loopy full ball outside off, spinning back in a bit, Pant latches onto it and rockets it straight down the ground. Into the top tier. This bloke is a superstar! DD 83/1 in 8 ovsThat’s massive!#Pant hits that hard and well for a six.#DDTweets#DDvGL#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201722.41 IST: Raina concedes 10 runs off his first over for the Lions. DD 73/1 in 7 overs, need 136 from 78 balls22.39 IST: Raina to Samson, SIX! Boom, out of here! Floated full ball on middle, Samson goes with the spin and launches it over cow corner for a maximum. Good connection and it looked like a six the moment it left the bat.advertisement22.37 IST: Faulkner bowls a good first over, conceding just five runs. Powerplay comes to an end with Delhi 63/1 in 6 overs. Required rate – 10.43.End of a good 1st over from @JamesFaulkner44. #DD are 63/1 in 6 overs. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201722.30 IST: Sangwan to Pant, FOUR! It’s raining boundaries! Shortish and outside off, Pant rocks back and smashes it past the short third man fielder for a boundary. Nicely done.5 overs gone and it’s 58/1.#DDTweets #DDvGL #DhoomDhamaka #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201722.29 IST: Sangwan to Pant, SIX! No half measures this time. Pant packs a punch to a full delivery in his zone and sends it packing over long on for a maximum. 18 in last three ball, they have pressed on the accelerator.3 sixes in a row and a 4!#DDvGL #DhoomDhamaka #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201722.29 IST: Sangwan to Pant, SIX! A mishit but it has gone all the way! Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Pant walks across the stumps and just helps it on its well. It seemed like a mishit but has gone into the stands at backward square leg.22.27 IST: Thampi to Samson, SIX! Thampi is thumped! An overpitched delivery around leg, Samson leans across, picks it off his pads and flicks it nonchalantly over backward square leg for a biggie. Clean as a whistle! DD 41/1 in 4 ovs 22.23 IST: Thampi to Pant, SIX! Not an easy shot to play, mind up! Thampi offers width outside off, Rishabh stays rooted in his crease and punches it on the up. The connection is awesome and it clears the rope. A flat biggie. He is a special player, have to mention.22.20 IST: Sangwan to Nair, OUT! This time there is no doubt about the edge! Lovely bowling by Sangwan. Digs in a short delivery, well-directed, Nair initially shapes up to pull but at the last moment changes his mind and tries to ramp it over the keeper. But he fails to middle it well enough and ends up handing a simple catch to Karthik. He makes no mistake, they appeal and the finger goes up. 9 runs already from the over and it was a bit unnecessary from the Delhi skipper. DD 24/1 in 2.5 ovsWICKET. Pradeep Sangwan gets the breakthrough. He’s been bowling well tonight. #DD 24/1 #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/JgbTSUcB5n- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201722.17 IST: Sangwan to Samson, SIX! Clean hit! Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Samson stands his ground and powers it over square leg for a biggie. Well executed by Sanju! DD 21/0 in 2.1 ovs22.16 IST: Thampi to Nair, Appeal for a catch! Thampi angles in a shortish ball, landing around off and following the batsman, Nair swings his bat ferociously but fails to middle. There is some sound though as it goes past the inside edge and the keeper appeals along with the bowler. Nothing from the umpire and Thampi is shell-shocked. The replays detect some feather and Nair is lucky to survive. DD 15/0 in 2 ovs 22.10 IST: Good start for the hosts, 11 runs came off Sangwan’s first over. DD 11/0 in 1 over 22.09 IST: Sangwan to Nair, FOUR! Fine shot! A touch short and in the line of the stumps, Karun turns a bit inside the crease and half-pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Excellent shot!22.09 IST: Sangwan to Nair, FOUR! Cracking shot! Shortish and around middle, Nair hangs back to make room and blazes it through backward point for a boundary.22.05 IST: Pradeep Sangwan to open the attack for Gujarat. Sanu Samson will take first strike.A big total to chase, but we can do it Dilli.Zor se bolo #DilDilliHai!#DhoomDhamaka#DDTweets#DDvGL pic.twitter.com/HYdfiZtZnN- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201721.51 IST: Gujarat post 208/7 in 20 ovs against Delhi. Raina 77, Karthik 65, Rabada 2/28That’s a massive total put on the board by Gujarat! They got off to a shaky start, losing Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith in quick time but the 133-run stand between Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik bailed them out. The Gujarat skipper was fabulous while Karthik once again showed excellent form with the bat. Ravindra Jadeja towards the end played a handy cameo to take the total past the 200-run mark.Delhi were pretty substandard in the field, dropping catches and committing too many misfields. But amidst that they took a few cracking catches as well. Overall, it was a below par bowling show by them and only Kagiso Rabada and Pat Cummins fared decently. The young guns from Delhi did a superb job chasing against Hyderabad in their previous game and the hosts will be hoping for something similar from them. Let’s hope for a thrilling end.A fantastic batting performance from the Lions takes us to a commanding 208/7. #DD need 209 to win. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/vTxlCFJiUv- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.51 IST: Anderson to Jadeja, Back to back sixes! Sir Ravindra Jadeja for a reason. He ends the innings in some style, back-to-back sixes for the Gujarat all-rounder. Nails his pull to perfection as he thumps it into the mid-wicket stands. GUJARAT FINISH ON 208/7!With those massive hits from #Jaddu , #GL have now scored their highest team total going past 196/7 vs RPS last year.#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.49 IST: Anderson to Jadeja, SIX! That’s huge! Ravindra Jadeja doesn’t hold anything back here. He gets under the ball and bangs it over long on for a huuuuuuuuge maximum. Into the third tier before the ball eventually bounces back down on the ground.21.47 IST: Anderson to Faulkner, OUT! Anderson with his first of the game. On a shorter length, James Faulkner pulls it over square leg. The substitute Carlos Brathwaite runs to his right from mid-wicket towards square leg and takes a good sliding catch. GL 191/7 in 19.1 overs OUT. @JamesFaulkner44 departs trying to pull the ball out of the ground.#GL 192/7. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.45 IST: Delhi’s bowling in the death overs has been tremendous. GL 190/6 in 19 ovs21.42 IST: Rabada to Finch, OUT! Superb catch from Rishabh Pant. Very Saha-esque. Back of a length angling in, Finch makes room to pull and the ball goes off the top edge. Skies behind towards fine leg as Pant calls for the ball. Runs after it, beating the Nadeem from short fine leg and takes an excellent diving catch. The umpire just to make sure goes upstairs and replays show he’s taken a fine, clean catch. Wonderful effort. GL 189/5 in 18.3 ovs OUT: #AaronFinch will have to depart to another great catch from DD.He was just changing gears!!! #GL: 189/6#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.39 IST: Outstanding from Cummins, concedes just 6 runs and took a wicket in that over. GL 184/5 in 18 ovs21.37 IST: Cummins to Finch, FOUR! Nicely placed, this. Wasn’t about the power, pure placement. It’s pulled in front of square and sent across the rope. Good shot.21.35 IST: Cummins to Kishan, OUT! IN THE AIR… AND TAKEN! Pat Cummins with the wicket, but more importantly, Shreyas Iyer has managed to hold on to this one. Kishan gets a big top edge as he heaves this away. It flies over mid-wicket as Iyer from wide long on comes running to his left. Gets under the ball and takes a good catch. GL 178/5 in 17.1 ovs OUT. @ishankishan23 holes out trying to up the ante. Cummins gets the wicket.#GL 178/5 now. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.33 IST: Rabada to Finch, FOUR! Finch ends a fine over by Rabada with a boundary as Gujarat reach 178/4 in 17 overs 21.29 IST: The Lions have lost their momentum after losing Karthik and Raina in quick succession. GL 171/4 in 16 ovs 21.24 IST: Delhi fightback with two quick wickets as Gujarat reach 164/4 in 15 overs21.20 IST: Cummins to Karthik, OUT! WHAT A CATCH, COREY ANDERSON! Take a bow, my man! Wow, just wow! That’s one for the showreels. Scrambled seam ball from Pat Cummins, bowls it on a fuller length on off, Dinesh Karthik looks to loft it over mid off but doesn’t time it well, maybe he’s a bit early into the shot. Like it has all evening, it seems the ball will clear the fielder but Corey Anderson comes up with something spectacular. Times his leap to perfection, sticks his left hand out and the ball just sticks. Sensational. Delhi have a wicket just after the break, exactly what they were looking for. GL 158/4 in 14.1 ovs That was some catch by Corey Anderson. @DineshKarthik departs for a magnificent 65. #GL 158/4 in 14.1 overs. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.15 IST: Strategic time out! Suresh Raina returned after a brilliant direct hit by Kagiso Rabada and Delhi will be taking a huge sigh of relief. But, Gujarat still have firepower in their batting and will be disappointed if they don’t cross 200. The home team will look to limit the damage. Gujarat 158/3 in 14 overs. Karthik 65*, Finch 4* 21.11 IST: RUN OUT! Run out. He’s gone, the Gujarat skipper departs! Karthik glides this back of a length ball to Rabada at point. Raina is off for the run but is sent back by his partner. The South African has a shy and scores a direct hit at the bowler’s end. Umpire Erasmus has a long think and decides to take it upstairs. Replays show the Suresh is short of his crease and that’s a much-needed breakthrough for the hosts. Partnership of 133 comes to an end. GL 143/3 in 13.2 ovs Oh no! It’s a run-out that gets #SureshRaina’s wicket. Probably the only way he was gonna get out tonight. #GL 143/3#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.08 IST: Karthik gets to his fifty in just 28 balls as Gujarat reach 139/2 in 13 overs. Raina 77*, Karthik 50*Another 50 for @DineshKarthik !!!And ROARING back to form!!!#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/Q7lhEv3dax- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.06 IST: Anderson to Karthik, SIX! Short again, too straight and Karthik puts this away. It’s into his body, he swivesl a touch and pulls it over the deep backward square leg boundary for half a dozen.Another ball, another SIX!!!This time from the bat of @DineshKarthik !!!Is 200 on?#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.02 IST: Nadeem to Raina, FOUR! Full delivery from Nadeem, Raina kneels down and sweeps it through square leg. Beats the man out in the deep and that’ll be a boundary.FOUR more for #SureshRaina He moves on to 74 off just 40 balls. #GL 127/2 in 12 overs. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.00 IST: Nadeem to Karthik, SIX! This is some excellent batting from Dinesh Karthik. He’s timing the ball so beautifully tonight. Gets to the pitch of the ball by skipping out and just lifts it cleanly over extra cover for another maximum. All class, that.Back to back SIXES for @DineshKarthik. WOW! #GL 121/2 in 11.3 overs. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/3PIHQAiCYI- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201721.00 IST: Nadeem to Karthik, SIX! Short, slow and slower too, Karthik had all the time in the world to dispatch that. Rocks back and muscles the pull over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. GL 115/2 20.57 IST: Samuels to Raina, SIX! Second in the over as Gujarat reach 109/2 in 11 ovs20.56 IST: Samuels to Raina, 100 up for the Lions! in the 11th over. Raina 62*, Karthik 28*. Partnership – 90 off 54 balls.20.54 IST: Samuels to Raina, SIX! That’s a big hit! Really big hit! Tossed up on middle and leg, Raina clears his front leg, kneels down and slog sweeps it right off the middle of the bat. Sends it sailing deep into the stands for a maximum. Wow! Great shot.20.53 IST: This has been a terrific fightback from skipper Raina and Karthik after the openers fell cheaply. GL 93/2 in 10 overs20.49 IST: Samuels to Raina, and that’s Fifty for Raina! A handy knock by the skipper. Flatter delivery and it’s punched to wide long on for a couple of runs. Fifty in just 32 balls for the skipper. Gujarat reach 83/2 in 9 overs Riding on his luck a little, the skipper #SureshRaina notches up yet another #IPL half century!!!What a player!!!#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/XeajlFDyVP- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201720.45 IST: Mishra to Karthik, SIX! High and handsome! Mishra drags his length short after the last shot and Karthik picks it early. It’s also a wrong ‘un and DK gets enough time to power his pull shot over mid-wicket for a maximum. 13 from the over!20.44 IST: Mishra to Karthik, FOUR! That’s a beautiful shot! Flighted full ball outside off, too much width on offer, Karthik strides forward and plays a crunching shot through point for a boundary.20.41 IST: Fifty-run partnership comes up between Raina (44*) and Karthik (10*). GL 64/2 after 7 ovs 20.39 IST: Shami to Raina, DROPPED AGAIN! Raina is living a charmed life! A very full ball on middle, Raina whips it to mid-wicket, it’s uppish but Samuels fails to catch it. Bursts out of his hands and they take a couple of runs. GL 61/2 in 6.3 ovsDD in a generous mood!!! #SureshRaina has a close escape again!!!#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201720.34 IST: Cummins to Raina, FOUR! Nicely done! Fullish and around off, Raina shuffles across the stumps and flicks it sweetly through backward square leg for a boundary. Ends the powerplay with a boundary. GL 58/2 in 6 ovsSix overs down with a boundary on the last ball.GL 58/2#DDTweets#DDvGL#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201720.31 IST: Cummins to Karthik, FOUR! Shot! An overpitched ball on off, Karthik jumps out of the crease and plays a scorching drive past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.Down the wicket and chases the boundary line for a four.#DDTweets#DDvGL#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201720.26 IST: Rabada to Raina, SIX! Bang! This came from the middle of the bat! A length delivery angling into the batsman, Raina gives it the full whack of his bat and sends it rocketing it over long on for a biggie. GL 45/2 in 4.3 ovsSIX. #SureshRaina has come out with intent and is looking good so far. The Lions are 45/2 in 4.3 overs. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201720.23 IST: Mohammed Shami’s first over goes for 15 runs. GL 35/2 in 4 overs #SureshRaina on a roll !!!Some fantastic shots finding the fence…#GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201720.21 IST: Shami to Raina, FOUR! Doesn’t middle it though! Shami bangs in a short ball outside off, Raina hops back to make room and slaps it over covers. It’s not from the middle of the blade but still has enough to reach the fence. 20.20 IST: Shami to Raina, SIX! Welcome into the attack, Shami! He delivers it on a length around off, Raina clears his front leg and muscles it over long on for a maximum. GL 26/2 in 3.1 ovs20.19 IST: Excellent over from Pat Cummins, just 7 runs came off it. GL 20/2 in 3 ovs20.15 IST: Cummins to Raina, FOUR! Back of a length ball on middle, Raina turns inside the crease and glances it through square leg for a nice boundary. Controlled the bounce well.20.13 IST: Rabada to Raina, DROPPED! BY SHREYAS IYER! That’s a sitter. Here comes the bouncer, well-directed at 148 kph, Raina takes the challenge to pull it but gloves it behind. It balloons in the air, Iyer moves across to his right from first slip and drops a sitter. That’s really substandard. Unlucky Rabada. GL 13/2 in 2 ovs AN excellent spell by #RabadaGL 13/2#DDTweets#DDvGL#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201720/08 IST: RUN OUT!! Smith has to go! Too full in length on off, Raina digs it out on the leg side and his partner looks for a run. He is sent back and in the meanwhile, Nadeem scores a direct hit at the bowler’s end. They appeal and it’s referred upstairs. Looks touch and go in the replays, seems Smith’s bat is on the line. Tough call really and the third umpire rules it in favour of the fielding team. Double blow to Gujarat. Fantastic piece of fielding by Shahbaz! GL 10/2 in 1.2 ovs Direct hit from #ShahbazNadeem and it’s gone.What a start!#DDTweets #DDvGL #DhoomDhamaka #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201720.06 IST: Rabada to McCullum, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Rabada strikes first ball and the Kotla erupts in joy! He cooks a steamy length ball around off, getting it to nip away a bit, McCullum pushes at it without any footwork and edges it behind. Karthik stretches to his right and completes a good catch. Early setback for the visitors, the dangerous McCullum departs without doing any damage. GL 10/1 in 1.1 ovsWICKET. @Bazmccullum departs early. Rabada gets the wicket off a very good delivery. #GL 10/1 #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201720.03 IST: Nadeem’s first over is an expensive one. Good start for the visitors. GL 10/0 in 1 over 20.01 IST: Nadeem to Smith, FOUR!! Smith off to a flier! Nadeem gets flatter and fuller around leg, Smith kneels and sweeps it over backward square leg for a boundary. Shahbaz under pressure!FOUR more. Make that 2 in 2. Back to back boundaries for Dwayne Smith. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201720.01 IST: Nadeem to Smith, FOUR! Nicely done! Slow loopy ball outside off, spinning away a bit, Smith pushes at it and edges it wide of first slip for a boundary. The outfield is lightning quick.Shahbaz Nadeem starts proceedings and is straightaway greeted with a boundary. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201720.00 IST: Left-arm off-spinner Shahbaz Nadeem will open the attack for Delhi. Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum to open the innings for the Lions.19.55 IST: Delhi Daredevils Playing XI – 3 changes to our side and our #DilliBoys are set to go out and play the Lions.#DDTweets#DDvGL#DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/8Xy2nu2Lz9- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 4, 201719.55 IST: Gujarat Lions Playing XI – Here’s our Playing XI for tonight’s game. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/3QKQ4xxzI6- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 201719.31 IST: TOSS! Karun Nair wins the toss, Delhi Daredevils opt to bowl vs Suresh Raina’s Gujarat LionsKarun Nair says they will bowl first. States they did well last game chasing and the dew factor might come into play later. Wants to take it one game at a time and keep the momentum going. Mentions there are three changes in his side for this game – Chris Morris, Angelo Mathews and Jayant Yadav are replaced by Marlon Samuels (debut), Pat Cummins and Shahbaz Nadeem.Suresh Raina says they will also have bowled but now have to put runs on the board first. Just have to go there and express themselves. Exclaims they’ve been unlucky in their previous games but cannot afford to slip up tonight. Lets everybody know they are playing with the same XI.TOSS: @DelhiDaredevils won the toss and they have decided to bowl first. #GameMaariChhe #DDvGL pic.twitter.com/5XIgX3fMY0- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 4, 2017Brief Preview:Boosted by the six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Delhi Daredevils will aim to carry on the good work when they take on Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Thursday.On Tuesday, Delhi rode on a collective batting effort to overhaul Hyderabad’s stiff target of 186, and rise to the sixth spot in the league table, keeping alive their dreams of reaching the play-offs.Gujarat, on the other hand, are back from two close defeats to find themselves in the penultimate spot in the eight-team standings.Going into Thursday’s tie, Delhi will once again hope for a good start by the top order, comprising the likes of Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer and Risabh Pant.Delhi finally got to a decent opening start on Tuesday, thanks to Samson’s (19-ball 24) and Nair’s (20-ball 39) before Iyer and Pant also managed to cross the 30-run mark.The middle order boasts of the big-hitting all-rounder duo of Chris Morris and Corey Anderson, who stitched together a 41-run unbeaten stand for the fifth wicket to take Delhi home with five balls to spare against Hyderabad.Among the bowlers, pacer Mohammed Shami stood out with his immaculate line and length and was well assisted by the senior leg-spinner Amit Mishra. Off-spinner Jayant Yadav and Morris also bowled decently but South African pace sensation Kagiso Rabada endured an off day in office, leaking 59 runs from his four overs.Meanwhile, Gujarat will hope for a turnaround in their fortunes after two close finishes against Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants. While the match against Mumbai needed a super over to decide the winner, Pune rode on Ben Stokes’ fiery century to deny the Lions a win.Gujarat’s top order boasts of some of the world’s best T20 players in Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Dwayner Smith and Suresh Raina, who can tear apart any top bowling attack on their day. Youngster Ishan Kishan has impressed everyone with his power-hitting at the top.The middle order comprising the likes of wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik and all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and James Faulkner can use the long handle in the slog overs if needed.The Lions will only be hoping for some luck going their way in the bowling department, which has lost sting after the injury of Andrew Tye.The all-Indian pace battery of Basil Thampi, Pradeep Sangwan, Ankit Soni, Nathu Singh, Irfan Pathan and Praveen Kumar have failed to click as a unit in the tournament while Jadeja also is due in the wickets column.Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (Captain), Ankit Bawne, Khaleel Ahmed, Corey Anderson, Murugan Ashwin, Sam Billings, Carlos Brathwaite, Pat Cummins, Ben Hilfenhaus, Shreyas Iyer, Angelo Mathews, Chama Milind, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (WK), Pratyush Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Navdeep Saini, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Aditya Tare, Jayant Yadav, Marlon Samuels.Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (Captain), Akshdeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brendon McCullum, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Pratham Singh, Jason Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Ankit Soni, Shelley Shaurya, Nathu Singh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka, Andrew Tye.last_img read more


November 19, 2019 0

A point away from La Liga title, Real Madrid C.F. face Malaga

first_imgReal Madrid enter the final round of the Spanish league just one point away from ending a five-year wait to reclaim the domestic crown.Standing in their way is a Malaga side that has found its stride under former Madrid player Michel Gonzalez.Madrid, who visit Malaga on Sunday in the last round, are three points ahead of Barcelona. But Madrid must take at least a draw at La Rosaleda Stadium as Barcelona hold the head-to-head tiebreaker if both teams end up with the same number of points.”It’s going to be a difficult match against a rival that is playing phenomenally,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday. “We haven’t won it yet. We are very motivated and won’t quit until the last minute.”That point may be harder to come by than many Madrid fans would like as Malaga has proven to be a tough place to visit since Michel’s arrival.Michel took charge in March with Malaga trying to avoid a relegation fight. After a settling-in period, he has led Malaga to six wins in their last eight matches. That run includes victories in its last four home matches over Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla and Celta Vigo.Striker Sandro Ramirez has 14 goals for Malaga, seven coming during the late-season surge.Ignacio Camacho, a physical midfielder, holds the center, while Carlos Kameni is hard to beat in goal. However, Malaga will be without defender Diego Llorente, who is on loan from Madrid and not allowed to play.As an attacking midfielder, Michel helped Madrid win six Ligas, and he later returned as Madrid reserve team coach. His name consistently comes up as a potential future manager of Madrid.advertisementDespite Malaga’s recent form, some diehard Barcelona fans have concerns that Michel may not field his best side or push his players enough to beat his former club with the title on the line.Michel is having none of that.”A draw lets them (Madrid) become champions, but they will be facing a team that in the last 11 rounds, especially in the last eight rounds, has been playing at a great level,” Michel said Saturday. “Will Real Madrid become champion because Malaga allows it? No. The statistics and the football played say that Madrid is a great team and that Malaga is playing like one.”Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said he believed “100 percent in the professionalism of all coaches and players.”Barcelona host Eibar and must win to have any chance of the title.”If we get lucky, fantastic. We will celebrate it,” Luis Enrique said. “If not, we will congratulate the champion.”last_img read more


November 19, 2019 0

Suarez granted rest by Uruguay

first_imgUruguay Barcelona star Suarez granted rest by Uruguay Tom Webber Last updated 2 years ago 06:52 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) LuisSuarez - cropped Getty Images Uruguay Luis Suárez Poland v Uruguay Austria v Uruguay Barcelona v Málaga Austria Poland Barcelona Friendlies Primera División With qualification sealed for Russia 2018 the Celeste are giving their sharpshooter for a break in the upcoming friendly double-header Luis Suarez has been left out of the Uruguay squad for friendlies against Poland and Austria in November to help his rehabilitation from a knee injury.The striker was expected to miss over a month when he sustained the problem in the second leg of Barcelona’s Supercopa de Espana defeat to Real Madrid in August but was cleared to play for Uruguay just a fortnight later.Barcelona 13/2 to win the Champions League 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 A draw against Argentina and a victory over Paraguay in that round of fixtures proved important to Oscar Tabarez’s side qualifying for next year’s World Cup, but they will be without Suarez as they continue their preparations next month.”The AUF informs that the medical department of Barcelona proposes, in order to continue with the good evolution and rehabilitation of the right knee of Luis Suarez, the undertaking of medical and physiological treatment for a week from November 11,” an official statement read.”For this reason, the player will not participate in the friendly games planned for November 10 and 14 against Poland and Austria.”Barca coach Ernesto Valverde denied Suarez was struggling with an injury during a media conference on Wednesday and backed the 30-year-old to rediscover his best form soon.El Cuerpo Técnico de @Uruguay reservó a 23 futbolistas del exterior para los amistosos ante Polonia (10/11) y Austria (14/11). pic.twitter.com/PlI3H42rxq— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) October 20, 2017Uruguay squad: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Martin Campana (Independiente); Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Maxi Pereira (Porto), Gaston Silva (Independiente), Martin Caceres (Verona), Mauricio Lemos (Las Palmas); Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Racing Club), Matias Vecino (Inter), Federico Valverde (Deportivo La Coruna), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Pachuca), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders); Gaston Pereiro (PSV), Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain).last_img read more


November 16, 2019 0

Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson put England on top against Pakistan

first_imgThis was not the Headingley of old when batsmen were constantly tormented by low movement off a treacherous track but the ball swung all day, often late in its flightpath and there was enough pace and bounce there for the majority of the nicks to carry. Batting was a trial whenever the bowlers’ radar was working.The Pakistan wickets were shared by a quartet of seamers, which included Sam Curran, who was given his first Test cap by Graham Thorpe at 10.15am after it was established that Ben Stokes was not fit to play. Curran’s first Test wicket was donated to him five hours later when Shadab, stranded with the last man, swung vigorously only to be caught at deep midwicket by Keaton Jennings. When Curran relates this landmark to his grandchildren (a long time from now – he’s only 19) he might point out that Jennings was England’s regular forward short-leg in this match and that his victim succumbed in the old leg trap. That may be enough detail; in any case it does not matter how you get that first one.The other pacemen took three wickets apiece, which constituted a satisfactory return for Chris Woakes, who was preferred to Mark Wood, partly because, in the absence of Stokes, England were required to rejig the batting line-up.Stuart Broad, no doubt pricked by the observations of the odd former colleague in the media, was the first to get the ball swinging. In his first over Imam-ul-Haq was given lbw by Rod Tucker, only to review successfully with the ball shown to be going over the stumps. No matter; Imam swung wantonly at the last ball of Broad’s over and Root held a neat catch at third slip.It was already apparent that the ball was swinging though in his first spell Jimmy Anderson was not able to exploit this as clinically as usual. Broad remained determined to bowl full while there was movement and he was rewarded with the wicket of Azhar Ali with an lbw that the batsman immediately recognised could not be reviewed. Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter England v Pakistan 2018 Support The Guardian Read more Sign up for The Spin, our weekly cricket email. The International Cricket Council is contemplating the virtues of getting rid of the toss in Test cricket. Well, there are two captains, Joe Root and Sarfraz Ahmed, who might welcome being spared the agony of deciding what to do every time they win the toss. They are also becoming unwitting advocates of abandoning this idea.At Lord’s last week Root, despite a surprisingly green tinge to the playing surface, batted and England subsided to 184 all out on the first day. Here Sarfraz did the obvious thing. The pitch was dry and brown; the sun was trying to creep through hazy cloud, a task it rarely fulfilled; Pakistan batted and were bowled out for 174 and that total was bolstered by a late rally led by the irrepressible Shadab Khan. By the close England sat contentedly at 106 for two. Once again losing the toss had proved to be a wonderful bonus. Share on Messenger Share via Email Under-fire Stuart Broad sets a bowling standard that was missing at Lord’s Read more England cricket teamcenter_img Share on Pinterest Pakistan cricket team Cricket Share on WhatsApp Jennings was positive in attack and defence. His ploy of standing almost a foot out of his crease when facing Mohammad Abbas was well conceived and executed; there was even one disdainful cover drive hit with such certainty that he could stand and admire the ball speeding to the boundary. Cook also hinted at fluency with his feet moving nimbly and they posted an opening partnership of 53, which equalled the highest for England since the start of the Ashes tour.Jennings looked to be relishing his return but his departure was limp. He prodded forward to Ashraf and in the last millisecond before playing the ball he may have decided to leave it. The ball feathered his outside edge and a golden opportunity had passed.The same applied to his partner an hour later. After adding 51 with Root with few alarms Cook managed to glove an ugly bouncer from Hasan and was caught behind down the leg side, a disappointing end to a heartening day for England.For the moment, at least, the ship has stopped listing. Since you’re here… Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Share on Facebook Topics Woakes had not bowled with a red ball since the Melbourne Test – he was using a pink one in Auckland, after which he was dropped – and he bowled a horrible first over; a wide long-hop was followed by a long half-volley and eight runs to the total.But he settled well after that, comforted by the fact that the ball was moving more for England here than it did at Lord’s. Soon Woakes had the key wickets of Haris Sohail and Asad Shafiq, both caught in a slip cordon that functioned better than in the first Test, though there was one inexpensive drop by Dawid Malan, the new second slip, who had been hampered by the sight of Root diving towards him.At lunch Pakistan had sunk to 68 for four and within another half an hour they were 79 for seven as the old firm set to work. Anderson was now on target and he removed Ahmed and Faheem Ashraf, while Broad ensured that Usman Salahuddin’s first day as a Test cricketer would end in disappointment; he was lbw for four.Mohammad Amir opted for valour rather than discretion and was caught behind off Anderson for 13 prompting the Yorkshire crowd to start chanting “Oh Jimmy, Jimmy …” as if he was one of their own.Now Pakistan rallied through Shadab and a belligerent Hasan Ali, who added 43 together. Occasionally, Woakes’s rustiness was evident. As ever a bad ball at Headingley stood up and begged to be hit but a sharp caught and bowled brought the end of Hasan, not long before Curran celebrated his first wicket. By now the sun had obligingly resurfaced, which meant that batting was easier when Alastair Cook and Jennings began England’s reply. match reports Reuse this contentlast_img read more


November 16, 2019 0

Province Seeks Input on Canadas Retirement Income Plan

first_imgThe Department of Finance is seeking feedback from Nova Scotians and interested groups on ways to strengthen Canada’s retirement income system for future retirees. People are encouraged to share their views by responding to a consultation paper posted on the Department of Finance website at www.gov.ns.ca/finance/publications/riaconsultation.pdf . “It is important that Nova Scotians are saving enough now for a secure future,” said Finance Minister Graham Steele. “We are working with our federal, provincial and territorial counterparts to look at ways to ensure people’s financial security during retirement. This is another way we are working to make life better for Nova Scotians.” To participate, visit www.gov.ns.ca/finance to view the consultation paper. Responses must be submitted by Sept. 17, by e-mail to riaconsultation@gov.ns.ca , or by mail to Department of Finance, c/o Crown Agencies and Corporations, Provincial Building, 1723 Hollis St., Halifax, N.S., B3J 1V9.last_img read more


October 22, 2019 0

Federal government sends team to determine how Canada can help hurricane victims

first_imgTORONTO – The Canadian government is sending a team to the Caribbean to determine what help Canada can provide to victims of hurricane Irma.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the assessment team is headed for Antigua.He says the team will look at what humanitarian assistance can be provided to the region.Among the tools the government can use is its Disaster Assistance Response Team, made up of members of the military and civilians from Global Affairs Canada.The DART can go to anywhere in the world on short notice to provide humanitarian assistance.There were calls on the weekend for Canada to do more to help some of the Canadian citizens who were caught up in Irma’s wrath.Nearly 300 Canadians have asked for assistance, Global Affairs said Sunday.last_img read more


October 17, 2019 0

TIFF to screen Carrie Fisher Debbie Reynolds doc – View the trailer

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook “If you feel moved to come dressed as Princess Leia or Singin’ in the Rain’s Kathy Selden, you’ll be more than welcome,” TIFF said on its website.Tickets, already on sale to TIFF members, go on sale to the public Thursday at 3 p.m. pending availability. Advertisement The Toronto International Film Festival is paying tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds with a screening of a new documentary about the mother-daughter stars.Saturday at 8 p.m. the TIFF Bell Lightbox will simulcast Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, directed by Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom. Advertisement It will also air at that time on HBO Canada.Fisher, 60, died Dec. 27 after suffering a heart attack on a Christmas Eve flight and her mother Reynolds, 84, died the next day after a stroke.The TIFF screening will be followed by an audience conversation about the mother and daughter, “two heroines who broke ground for women in the movie industry.” It will be led by Jesse Wente, director of film programs at the Lightbox, and Lainey Lui, co-host of CTV’s The Social and founder of LaineyGossip.com.Audience members who still want to talk about Fisher, who is most famous for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, and Reynolds, whose many roles included Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, are invited to a reception in the TIFF Lounge. Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in 2011.  (CHRIS PIZZELLO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO)  last_img read more


October 15, 2019 0

Woman killed as two cars collide on Yamuna Expressway

first_imgNEW DELHI: A woman died and eight persons were injured when two cars collided on the Yamuna Expressway on Saturday, police said.The incident occurred at around 9.30 am when one of the cars collided with the other while overtaking it, they said. All the injured were admitted to Nayati hospital on the Agra-Mathura highway, police said. While the woman was declared brought dead by the doctors, four others were stated to be critical. The deceased has been identified as Munni Devi( 50 years ), she was a resident of Ferozabad in UP. The injured according to sources are from Tundla in UP. The injured have been rushed to the hospital by police where they are undergoing treatment.last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0

Atlas Lions Must Focus on Winning Group D Says Renard Ahead

Rabat – Herve Renard, the head coach of Morocco’s national football team is confident that his squad can do the unthinkable in the decisive game against South Africa on Monday, July 1.In a pre-match conference, Renard admitted that today’s game will be “very difficult.”“We must win and maintain the good level of play developed since the start of CAN,” Renard said. He acknowledged that the South African team also needs the win to”preserve their chances of going to the 16 round.”The head coach added that Morocco’s goal now is to finish first in the group to qualify and “aim for little afterwards. This will only happen through hard work and focus.”Renard added that he will make some changes on training due to the “importance and nature of the game.”“The two teams are totally different and each of them has their own style of play,” he said.The coach added that his squad will focus on the achievements they made during the first two matches against Cote d’Ivoire and Namibia.“We have to exploit them,” he said.Morocco’s team qualified for the second 16 round after an astonishing performance on Friday, June 28 against Ivory Coast.Morocco’s team tops Group D with six points after two wins during the first round.After Friday’s win Moroccan fans, who traveled to Egypt to cheer on their squad took to the street to celebrate the win with other fans from different nationalities, including Algerian football supporters.Videos showing Algerian football fans attending the Morocco-Cote d’Ivoire game have gone viral. After the game, the Algerian fans chanted and celebrated Morocco’s win.One of the fans said: “Moroccans and Algerians are brothers. One, two, three viva [long live] Morocco and Algeria.Moroccan football fans have high expectations and trust in their football team, especially following Friday’s victory.Renard and his squad thanked fans for their encouragement, promising them even better performances in the team’s upcoming matches.Renard said on his Instagram: “Congratulations to players & all fans who support us .. the road is still long!” read more


October 12, 2019 0

Vancouver pursuing bylaw to bolster Kinder Morgans liability

VANCOUVER — Oil and water don’t mix, at least as far as the City of Vancouver is concerned.As Kinder Morgan launches a series of information sessions in the Metro Vancouver area about the proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline, city officials are exploring whether Vancouver can force the Texas-based company to increase its liability coverage in kind.Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, whose council has voted to oppose the expansion, said the city will be directly affected by any oil spill and staff are working on a bylaw that will ensure the company has enough liability insurance to cover costs in a worst-case scenario.We’re seeing taxpayer impact from the spill in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez . . . We don’t ever want to see that in Vancouver“We’re seeing taxpayer impact from the spill in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez. We’re seeing that impact in the Gulf oil spill. We don’t ever want to see that in Vancouver,” Robertson said Wednesday.Demanding liability coverage over and above the US$1.3-billion the company currently has access to is an extra measure of accountability, he said.[np-related]“That can’t be on the back of the city. That’s part of our overall concern with having a pipeline tripled and oil tankers coming through our harbour and putting our city at risk.”The proposal by Kinder Morgan to see the existing pipeline from Alberta to Metro Vancouver twinned has gone largely unnoticed as public debate has focused intensely on the Northern Gateway pipeline proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge through northern B.C.But the National Energy Board will hold a public hearing early next year on Kinder Morgan’s toll application — the first step toward regulatory approval of the expansion.The Tsleil-Waututh Nation, an aboriginal band with about 500 members on the shores of Burrard Inlet, has refused to take part in any information meetings organized by Kinder Morgan but has encouraged other members of the public to appear and voice their discontent. The turnout at the meetings so far has been light.“The Nation has experienced the results of crude oil handling and refining on Burrard Inlet for a number of decades. The risks associated with the pipeline expansion are just too great for its people to accept,” the band said in a statement Wednesday demanding the federal government consult them on the project.Kinder Morgan has not yet applied to the federal energy board for the overall expansion project and doesn’t anticipate doing so until late 2013. The hearing to be held in Calgary in February will deal only with commercial terms of the expanded pipleline should it go ahead.The City of Vancouver will be allowed to participate as a government intervener, but Robertson is not pleased that hearings will only take place in Calgary.“That’s nowhere near where the pipeline is, nowhere near where the tanker impacts could be,” he said, adding that First Nations and community groups will not be allowed to participate in the preliminary application.“I don’t think it serves our city, it doesn’t serve our country when we shut people out of this kind of debate and consultation.”In operation since 1953, Trans Mountain runs from just outside Edmonton to its terminus in Burnaby, and from there, oil is distributed through separate pipelines to local terminals, a refinery and the Westridge marine terminal in Port Metro Vancouver.If the application is successful, construction could begin in 2016 and additional oil could be flowing in 2017.The $4.3-billion project would increase the capacity of the 1,100-kilometre pipeline from 300,000 barrels a day to 750,000. It would also allow the pipeline — which currently transports crude and refined oil from the Alberta oil sands — to transport diluted bitumen, a molasses-like oil that is more difficult to contain and clean-up in the event of a marine spill.The Westridge terminal currently handles about eight vessels a month, five of them tankers. If the pipeline expands, that will increase to about 28 a month, 25 of them tankers.A call to Kinder Morgan’s Vancouver office seeking comment was not returned, but the company has said the Trans Mountain system has operated safety for almost 60 years “safely and efficiently providing the only West Coast access for Canadian oil products.”Critics say Kinder Morgan has forgotten July 2007, when 250,000 litres of oil from the Trans Mountain line rained down on a Burnaby neighbourhood after a construction crew accidentally punctured the line. About 70,000 litres — 450 barrels — spilled into Burrard Inlet, and the clean-up costs reached $15 million.The maximum liability coverage available now is $1.3 billion, said Andrea Reimer, the Vancouver city councillor who sponsored the bylaw motion earlier this year.“Although I know that sounds like a big number, it’s worth noting that the Exxon Valdez spill is at $3.5 billion and counting to clean that up; the Deep Water Horizon that happened in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico is over $20 billion, and that’s just direct cleanup,” Reimer said. “Forget the economic impacts, the reputational impact, the impacts on individual residents.”The city hopes to have that bylaw in place by the end of the year. read more


October 8, 2019 0

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governors race

RICHMOND, Va. – Facebook users beware: that headline on the politically related news article you’re reading — including this one — may not be real.An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. It’s not the first time politicians or their allies have changed headlines to suit their own purposes in linking to real news articles on that platform.They highlight Facebook’s increasingly important presence in political campaigns, thanks to its vast reach and ability to target specific subgroups of voters.Virginia’s governor’s race is being watched nationally as a possible early referendum on President Donald Trump. The uproar over the altered headline taps into strongly felt opposition over Charlottesville’s plan to remove a longstanding statue of the Confederate general there.Other flaps over altered headlines have erupted in at least two other states recently involving politicians or political groups close to them. The social media site has special tools available to page administrators allowing them to change headlines in ways that make it look like they were written by legitimate news organizations.Critics complain altered headlines are a new kind of “fake news” to fool casual readers. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was recently called out for a staff-altered newspaper headline including the words “road kill” about legislation he criticized. In North Carolina, a GOP state senator drew fire for an altered headline stating Democratic Gov. Roy “Cooper flip flops on refugees.”Now a group aligned with Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Corey Stewart, a firebrand conservative Trump backer, has weaponized a fake headline to attack rival Ed Gillespie, the GOP establishment’s pick for governor. At issue: Gillespie’s level of support for Virginia’s Confederate monuments.Stewart pledged no Confederate monuments would be removed if elected, staunchly supportive of Southern history. After Stewart protested before the Lee statue in February, the Washington Post wrote a story called “Protestors mob provocative Va. governor candidate as he defends Confederate statue.”A conservative non-profit with ties to Stewart campaign aides — the Conservative Response Team — subsequently posted and promoted a Facebook post linking to the article but with a fake headline: “Gillespie: I’m OK with Charlottesville Taking Down the General Lee Monument.” The post makes it look as if that was the Washington Post’s headline.In fact, Gillespie has said he doesn’t support moving the statue and thinks local officials who approved moving it should be voted out of office. Gillespie also said it’s an issue to be handled locally.Rick Shaftan is a Republican operative who runs the Conservative Response Team’s Facebook page and altered the headline. He said Gillespie’s trying to have it both ways and the changed headline reflects that.“It’s all true, it’s exactly what Ed thinks,” Shaftan said.The post was widely shared and Shaftan said it was viewed more than 400,000 times. Shaftan said his group, which doesn’t have to reveal its donors, paid a small amount to Facebook to promote the post. He said the issue resonates with a large group of voters opposed to an “elitist mindset” that dismisses the importance of preserving Southern statues. He said the rebellion echoes what happened last year.“This is kind of why Trump won,” Shaftan said.During the presidential race, Facebook was criticized for not doing enough to stop patently fake news stories on its platform. Recently it announced a slew of new countermeasures.The altered headline rankled Gillespie, whose own Facebook page is frequently visited by users chiding him for not supporting Confederate monuments.His campaign complained to Facebook in mid-February that the altered headline misrepresented his position. Facebook didn’t remove the post then. It suggested, among other things, that Gillespie’s campaign create a new page focused on debunking false stories.But when asked about the post Friday by an Associated Press reporter, Facebook removed it that day. Spokesman Andy Stone said it violated Facebook’s terms of not doing “anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.”Gillespie spokesman Matthew Moran said the campaign’s disappointed with Facebook.“We hope Facebook will work harder to stop (Stewart) and his allies from using its platform to deceive voters,” Moran said via email.Shaftan said he found out Friday the post was removed. He reposted the story with the same altered headline hours later and paid to promote the new posting. It was still online Monday morning before Facebook removed it.And after this story was first published, Shaftan posted it to the Conservative Response Team’s Facebook page but with what he said was a “slightly more accurate headline.” It reads: “Gillespie Flips Out Over True Altered Headline Over Lee Statue Removal.”___An earlier version incorrectly named the group that posted the altered headline on Facebook. It is the Conservative Response Team. by Alan Suderman, The Associated Press Posted Mar 21, 2017 4:42 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governors race read more


October 3, 2019 0

Brockled study examines role of protein levels in preterm birth

A Brock-led international research team is developing an approach to predict if women in the early stages of pregnancy are at risk of experiencing a premature birth.The team, headed by Professor of Health Sciences and Biological Sciences Jens Coorssen, discovered that the levels of certain proteins found in the mother’s blood during the first trimester can potentially act as early predictors or biomarkers of premature birth.“There aren’t any good markers of preterm birth, even in the second and third trimester,” says Coorssen. “The idea was, can we identify markers in the blood samples of women taken during their first routine checkup between 11 and 13 weeks?”Preterm birth, which occurs before 37 weeks, is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five, according to the World Health Organization.The research team, consisting of Coorssen, PhD student Arlene D’Silva and University of Sydney researcher Jon Hyett, analyzed blood samples from 20 women who were each around 12 weeks pregnant.The researchers examined the total set of proteins contained in a part of the blood called serum.“We were looking to see if there are different levels of specific proteins in the blood of women who go on to have a normal term delivery versus women who go on to have a pre-term delivery,” he says. “That way we can identify women at risk early and cut down on emergency interventions, and the complications often associated with premature birth.”Those women subsequently experiencing a preterm birth had significantly higher or lower levels of 30 different protein species, 20 of which included specific modifications that can alter their functions or locations.They also have lower levels of complement C3, a protein that, when activated, kills invading microbes without damaging surrounding tissues. The protein becomes active when encountering a bacteria, virus or other harmful substance.These and other findings are in the team’s paper, “Proteomic analysis of first trimester maternal serum to identify candidate biomarkers potentially predictive of spontaneous preterm birth,” published Feb. 13 in the Journal of Proteomics.Coorssen says researchers don’t know what causes these protein levels to change, or which of these proteins might be linked more directly to cellular processes that may cause preterm labour.“Understanding the cellular and molecular processes involved in preterm labour, which is also part of the ongoing project, is the only route to developing new, targeted medicines,” he says.“What we’re immediately interested in right now, though, is if there is a way to identify these women at risk early so that they can be better monitored and managed so as to avoid a preterm event.”Coorssen says future research would focus on expanding the number of research participants and focusing more on mechanisms as well.The World Health Organization says 15 million babies — one in 10 — are born too early every year, with one million children dying each year due to complications of preterm birth. Many survivors face a lifetime of disability, including breathing issues, learning disabilities and visual and hearing problems. The agency lists a number of measures during pregnancy to avoid preterm births, such as antenatal steroid injections, nutritional counselling, avoiding tobacco and drug use, and “a minimum of eight contacts with health professionals” to identify risk factors. read more


October 2, 2019 0

Former Inter footballer wants Godin in this team

first_imgFor ex-Nerazzurri defender Daniele Adani, Diego Godin would be a massive help for the Inter Milan title objectives.According to former Internazionale Milan defender Daniele Adani, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin would be a perfect player for his team.“If you are the captain of Uruguay, it means that you have mind, heart and superior spirit and this describes the great leadership that he has as a man first and as a player in the field,” Adani was quoted by Calcio Mercato.“Second, the characteristics: he can be stopper and free together because he fits anyone who plays alongside him, it can be any type of defender.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“He knows how to be free when his teammate is more of a scorer, he knows how to be the scorer when he has someone like Gonzalo Rodriguez, who is more elegant, he knows how to be an ancient and modern defender.”“The third thing is that he hates defeat. This is why he goes into the penalty area at critical moments and how many challenges he has decided in this way,” Adani explained.“He almost brought a Champions League to Atletico Madrid as well. The completeness of the boy with technical-human characteristics will surely help Inter to work in the department and to acquire the winning mentality that he has ingrained.”last_img read more


September 18, 2019 0

Homer Hockey Players Recognized For Good Samaritan Act

first_imgKenai Peninsula School District Superintendent Sean Dusek spoke about the boys at the KPB assembly meeting on Tuesday, December 5: “They made sure that he was attended to with medical help. They contacted their coach, the police, and made sure he was taken care of.”  The four players, Phinny Weston, Tucker Weston, Douglas Dean, and Team Captain Charlie Menke were approached by a visibly drunk homeless man on the corner of Benson and New Seward Highway. Dusek: “They took it upon themselves to be good samaritans and make sure he was taken care of, and they didn’t have to do that.” Story as aired: http://www.radiokenai.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Jennifer-on-homer-players-recognized-for-kindness.mp3 The team had just wrapped up a close 1-0 loss to West Anchorage High School at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage when they decided to go grab dinner after the game.center_img According to the players the man had injuries on his hands, and asked them for medical assistance. The boys took the man to a local restaurant and assisted him in obtaining a first aid kit. Shortly after the four players tended to the man the coaches and paramedics arrived to transport him to the hospital. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Four players on the Homer High School hockey team received special recognition at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting for their heroic actions in helping an injured homeless man in Anchorage, on November 3.last_img read more


September 14, 2019 0

Goodfellow AFB Produces Plan to House 7500 Unaccompanied Minors

first_imgSupplying drinking water for unaccompanied minors apprehended at the nation’s southern border could prove to be one of the more taxing challenges as Goodfellow AFB makes plans to house up to 15,000 children and support personnel. San Angelo, Texas, which provides water to the installation, already is close to imposing drought restrictions. “[The base’s housing plan is] a matter we’re giving careful assessment to and discussing with federal officials,” said city spokesman Anthony Wilson. “We are relying on the Defense Department and HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] to give us some idea about how much water may be needed.”A draft report issued by Goodfellow’s 17th Training Wing found that the plan to house immigrant children there would not generate any significant impacts, reports Stars and Stripes. The report described plans to build temporary housing structures for up to 7,500 children and additional work facilities for up to 7,500 HHS employees on 70 acres of the 1,235-acre base. On Base reported earlier that up to 20,000 minors would be housed at Goodfellow. The installation would construct a new gate to allow support personnel to more easily access the children’s shelter.Meanwhile, House Armed Services Committee Democrats have sent a letter to their GOP counterparts urging them to conduct oversight of the administration’s plan to house migrants at military bases. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


September 13, 2019 0

Lotus and Williams might be cooking up an electric hypercar

first_img Tags Singer’s latest Porsche 911 recreation is a sexy Williams lightweight Lotus and Williams are two names that will forever be remembered in the automotive industry, and now the two are working together on something mysterious.Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering, the consulting offshoot of its Formula 1 team, announced on Monday that the two companies have entered a strategic technical partnership. According to the statement, they’ll share research and development efforts in “advanced propulsion technologies.”In all likelihood, the two are working together on some sort of electric vehicle or the underlying tech for one. In the statement, Lotus touts Williams’ work in Formula E battery technology, especially as it relates to being adapted for road-going electric vehicles, and a statement from Williams’ managing director says the two will be “further developing next-generation powertrains.”According to Autocar, the two companies will be responsible for creating a hypercar reportedly code-named Omega. Details are scant, with Autocar only linking to its own exclusive report, but the outlet believes that Lotus’ forthcoming hypercar will be “the fastest, most expensive and most radical model made by Lotus in its 70-year history.” That would be a far cry from what Lotus currently does, which primarily involves slapping more aerodynamics on special-edition models based on previous special-edition models.Williams Advanced Engineering is up to all sorts of interesting stuff right now. It’s helping develop Aston Martin’s electric Rapide E sedan, which will pack some 600 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. It also had a hand in Singer’s Dynamics and Lightweighting Study concept, with the firm lending its expertise by way of a 500-hp, 4.0-liter flat-six engine, among other saucy bits. More about 2017 Lotus Evora 400 Review • 2017 Lotus Evora 400: Lotus returns to the US with its fastest road car yet 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Lotus 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voicecenter_img More From Roadshow 50 Photos 0 Post a comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Car Industry Electric Cars Exotic Cars Future Cars Lotuslast_img read more


September 10, 2019 0

Nokia 7 Plus sent user info to Chinabased server HMD Global responds

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:16Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:14?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Pluscenter_img A Norwegian website NRKBeta earlier in the week uncovered a strange behaviour in the Nokia 7 Plus, supposed sending user information to some third-party server China. This apparently violates the Europe Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP), which any companies even telecom sector from storing or sending personal data of the citizens outside the continent.  As per NRKBeta, Nokia 7 Plus used to export information such as device’s IMEI, MAC ID, and the SIM ICCID, which are unique identifier details that can be used to track a person online activity and even track them in physical places using the tower locations to a server managed by China Telecom. Nokia 7 Plus sent sensitive user information including location details to a server in China.Nokia Press KitTo this, HMD Global Oy has admitted that some Nokia 7 Plus units sold in Europe were actually meant for China and they came installed with an app that tracked the information purely for improving the user experience. It added that the information that was transferred from Europe to China wasn’t processed and it has no markers to reveal a particular person. So, no identifiable Nokia 7 Plus owner details are with the company.”We have looked deeply into the case at hand and can confirm that no personally identifiable information has been shared with any third party. We have analysed the case at hand and have found that our device activation client meant for our China variant was mistakenly included in the software package of a single batch of Nokia 7 Plus phones,” HMD Global said in a statement. Nokia phone details stored in HMD Global Server in SingaporeHMD Global OyThe company said that the error was actually detected in February and fixed in the same with a software patch to block the phone further sending the information to the Chinese server. Almost all Nokia 7 Plus owners have installed the update, it added.The Finnish firm added that all device data of Nokia Phones other than the China variant is stored at HMD Global’s servers in Singapore provided by Amazon Web Services. It has released an infographic of where Nokia phone devices information is stored and why they collect it for.”We encourage our consumers to familiarize themselves with this information and our Privacy Policy (here) that further explains the data collection. HMD Global takes the privacy and security of its consumers seriously,” HMD Global noted.last_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

BNP leader Sohel put on 5day remand

first_imgBNP joint secretary general Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel. File PhotoA Dhaka court on Wednesday placed country’s principal opposition BNP’s joint secretary general Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel on a five-day remand in a case filed with Shahbagh police station in the capital over vandalism.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate KHM Toha passed the order after DB sub-inspector Abdul Karim produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand, reports UNB.The court also rejected a bail petition filed by Sohel’s lawyer Sanaullah Miah.Police arrested the Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel from the capital’s Gulshan-2 area on Tuesday evening.Sohel, also the president of Dhaka south city unit BNP, went into hiding after the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail on 8 February in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Sohel has been facing over 50 cases on acts of sabotage and other charges, the BNP sources said.last_img read more


September 3, 2019 0