BCCI appoints Hemang Amin as Indian Premier League COO

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday appointed Hemang Amin as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Reflecting on his appointment, BCCI acting president CK Khanna said, ” Amin has been instrumental during a pivotal transition period for the IPL. His leadership over the past 7 years has shaped IPL’s strategy, laying a strong foundation for future course, improvements and success.”BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said, “Amin’s experience, strong leadership and inclusive management style will further elevate the Indian Premier League and grow engagement among fans around the world.”Meanwhile, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said, ” Hemang Amin is a wonderful executive with an incredible breadth of experience and relationships across a variety of markets and our stakeholders. Having worked with him firsthand, I know he will be a fine leader for the IPL and will bring unmatched innovation, passion, and vision to the role.”Amin was most recently Asst. General Manager – Finance, Commercial and Events at BCCI and was recognized for successfully handling the management and operations of world’s premier T20 league -IPL. He has been with BCCI for the last 7 years.Amin will continue to report to BCCI Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rahul Johri.last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Coach Martinez ‘couldn’t be prouder’ as Belgium stun Brazil

first_imgYet another tournament-favourite crashed out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Friday night as Belgium stunned Brazil with a 2-1 win in the quarter-finals in Kazan.This edition of the World Cup has seen almost all the big names bow out early in the competition with three big teams getting knocked out in the city of Kazan. Brazil on Friday joined Argentina and Germany in the list of teams that played its final match at the Kazan Arena.A Fernandinho own goal and a brilliant Kevin De Bruyne strike gave Belgium a spot in the last four for the second time after 1986 and sent Brazil home at the quarter-final stage for the third time in the last four World Cups.Belgium also used intelligence to break up Brazil’s momentum as they kept possession in midfield, frustrating them and forcing them into giving away free kicks which cost the South Americans precious seconds.Dejected Brazil coach Tite finds World Cup 2018 exit ‘very hard to accept’Eden Hazard played a key role as he forced Fernandinho into a tackle which cost him a yellow card, then drew a foul from Miranda which he celebrated as if he had scored a goal.Belgium also enjoyed some luck. They escaped a couple of possible penalties which other referees might have given and an early Thiago Silva shot against the post which might have changed the course of the game completely.World Cup 2018: Belgium showed their worth to the world, says De BruyneWhen all else failed, there was Thibaut Courtois who made several outstanding saves including one in the fourth minute of stoppage time to turn away a Neymar shot that was heading for the top corner.advertisementQuarter-final 2: Belgium knock Brazil out”You need to get a tactical advantage when you play Brazil,” said Martinez. “The execution of the tactics was magnificent. In two days they (Belgium’s players) changed their tactical disposition. I couldn’t be prouder.”2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe defeat was Tite’s first in a competitive match since he took over in mid-2016 and only his second defeat overall. It was also the first time his side had allowed two goals in a game after conceding only six in their previous 25 matches.The 57-year-old though, made no excuses, even as he said luck was not on Brazil’s side.France and Belgium in historic World Cup semi-final: Stats and facts”Football has a randomness but I don’t like to talk about luck,” he said. “When it is on our side it is a polite way of putting down the opponent. So I don’t believe in luck. Was Courtois lucky? No, he was great. It hit the woodwork, what can you do. Belgium were competent and effective.”Randomness, accidents, they happen. And today they happened. It hurts to say that. That is not to undermine Belgium, who are a great team. But chance was cruel to us. It was so hard and it is very hard to accept.”Brazil were the dominant team for much of the game, and especially in the second half when substitutes Douglas Costa and Renato Augusto ran at the Belgium defence.Tite, though, praised their opponents – who had eight shots at goal to Brazil’s 26 – for their superior finishing.”We had the upper hand for two-thirds of the game, a very high quality game,” he said. “Belgium turned their chances into goals. It’s very difficult to say this but it was a great game. Two very impressive teams technically.””With all this pain that I am feeling, this bitterness, it is difficult to talk, but those who like football took great pleasure in watching this game. What a game it was,” he concluded.Belgium will now face France in the semi-finals at St Petersburg on July 10.last_img read more

Live Streaming India vs England 4th Test Day 1: When and where to watch IND v ENG Test match?

first_imgWhat time is the Test match between England and India?Day 1 of the fourth Test between India and England will start at 3.30pm IST.Where can I watch the England vs India Test match live?You can watch the Test match live on the following TV channels – Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD from 2.30pm IST.Live Streaming will be available on SonyLiv app and website – sonyliv.comWhen is the England vs India Test match?The fourth Test between India and England will be played from August 30 to September 3.Where will the England vs India Test match be played?The fourth Test between India and England will be played at Rose Bowl, Southampton.Where can I check the online live updates of the England vs India Test match?You can get all the latest updates, reactions, news of the Test match at www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the team squads for England vs India Test match?India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (WK), Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.England playing XI: Joe Root (C), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ben StokesIndia will look to continue their momentum and aim to level the five-match Test series 2-2 when they take the field at the Rose Bowl on Thursday in the fourth Test.advertisementAfter losing the first Test by a narrow margin of 31 runs and an innings and 159-run hammering at Lord’s, India came back strong and handed England a 203-run loss in the third Test at Trent Bridge to make a comeback in the series and keep it alive.And Virat Kohli’s men will look to carry the momentum forward and replicate their all-round show of Trent Bridge in Southampton as well.India are expected to stick to their winning combination as everyone fired in unison for their victory in Nottingham.last_img read more

Swimming great Stephanie Rice wants to set up academy in India

first_imgBy Philem Dipak Singh Bhubaneswar, Nov 2 (PTI) Australian swimming great Stephanie Rice Friday said she is planning to set up an academy in India in her pursuit to produce future Olympic medallist from the country in her sport. Rice won three gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the age of 20 and six years later she retired from the sport. Beyond her television assignments and other promotional activities, she said her ultimate goal is to establish a swimming academy in India and groom Olympic medal winners. “I am really working on it. I have had a number of opportunities to do that but just has not been the right time or the right infrastructure. I am quite passionate about India and I have spoken to quite a lot of people to start a swimming academy,” Rice told PTI in an interview. “If India has to do well in the Olympics, the country will have to win medals in sports like swimming.” Asked if the sporting culture is lacking in India, she said, “It is not like that, India is fantastic in so many sports, say cricket or hockey. I don’t think that it is about lack of quality. India has a lot of talent and good infrastructure also. The issue is someone who is running it needs to understand what is going on at top level. “You need people who have done before, great coaches and great support staff and they will have to be given time of at least four years. It is not that you will get medal after working with an athlete for one year. So, if India wants to do well in 2024 Olympics, we need to start now.”advertisement Rice was a part of the commentary team that was analysing India’s performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics and she is currently doing the same job in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League. “I have worked a number of times for television in India. I have covered India’s performance (in the TV commentary team) for Rio Olympics. They (PKL organisers) asked me whether I want to do it in PKL. I said absolutely I will do, three months in India for that and it’s dream come true,” the 30-year-old said. “I don’t know anything about kabaddi before this assignment. I am starting from the scratch. It is tough to pronounce Indian names (in PKL) but I am learning and enjoying every bit,” she said at the sidelines of the Ekamra Sports Literary Festival here. Last month, the World Anti-Doping Agency provisionally re-instated Russia after a three-year suspension following a major scandal over alleged state-sponsored doping, an important step towards allowing the country and its athletes to compete in international sport. Many administrators and sportspersons have objected to the move. Asked about this, Rice said, “There will have to be ramifications of what happened earlier (alleged state-sponsored doping by Russia) but at the same time you cannot withhold an opportunity for athletes (Russians) who are cleanto compete just because they ar caught up in the mess. “That is not fair either and I am sure there are a number of athletes who are clean but losing out because of a few who did dope. So, there should be no doping in sport but clean athletes also have the right to compete.” PTI PDS SSCSSClast_img read more

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli a very passionate and excitable character, says Darren Lehmann

first_imgFormer Australian coach Darren Lehmann described Virat Kohli as an “excitable character” who wants to win at all times and said there was nothing wrong with the Indian captain’s on-field conduct.”Virat Kohli is very passionate. So that’s what you get from him on the field and that’s what he will always give you. He is an excitable character. He enjoys his challengers, and he wants to win,” Lehmann told PTI.”Not only for himself, he wants his country to win. It was good to see out there and I thought it was good banter,” he said.Kohli and Australian skipper Tim Paine clashed on several occasions during the second Test in Perth which India lost by 146 runs. Their exchanges have been perceived differently everywhere.The BCCI and Cricket Australia have been quick to douse the fire by saying that the banter was civil but some former Indian and Australian cricketers criticised Kohli’s aggression.Lehmann made light of Kohli’s confrontation with Paine.”Neither Kohli nor Tim Paine crossed the line. It was good banter, and it came across as a bit of fun on the stump mics,” he said.Similar view had been earlier expressed by current Australia coach Justin Langer, who described the showdown as humorous. Lehmann said the face-off wasn’t out of the ordinary and shouldn’t be turned into a controversy.”You have to show passion when you are playing for your country and I don’t have any issue with what happened. There shouldn’t be any drama about what happened in Perth.advertisement”You just have to make sure it is never personal and play the game in right spirit. Rest, I am sure they will sort it out after the game or after the series,” he said.Lehmann was coach when the ball-tampering scandal happened on tour in South Africa and he had stepped down from the post as a consequence.Australian cricket has been through turbulence since, but he saw the win in Perth as a turning point for this ‘new team’ under Paine.”Paine has been an excellent captain so far. He came out to be the leader for Australian cricket in a tough time and has done everything right, very much so. I don’t think anyone can have any criticism with Paine’s leadership,” he said.”Obviously India were the better side in Adelaide. But these two Tests have shown that it will be a great Test series. This win in Perth is a great confidence booster for the Australian team,” he added.He also lauded Langer’s role in the team’s revival.”For them to get a first Test win since Durban, it is obviously pleasing for Paine and Justin Langer, but for all other players and coaching staff as well. I think they will carry immense confidence going into the Boxing Day Test,” said Lehmann.After getting their team balance right in Adelaide, India mixed things up in Perth with four pacers and no full-time spinner. It cost them dearly as they lost momentum and the series now stands levelled at 1-1.Lehmann said India ceded advantage early in the Test and it was tough to catch up on a tough pitch.”Picking four pacers and not playing a spinner was where it started to go wrong for India. They didn’t do too much wrong with what they had in the game,” he observed.”The pitch started playing tricks from day three onwards. India will admit they didn’t make enough runs in the first innings and certainly not on par with Australia. And then Australia again scored too many runs in the second innings.”So it was always going to be a tough chase on a pitch like that. Overall, it was a good Test match though,” he said.When asked if the Indian batting is too dependent on Kohli, Lehmann replied, “Well he is the best batsman in the world, so it figures. And he is so good he makes runs all the time.”Look, India always lose wickets to the new ball (openers), which hurts when you are either trying to set totals in the first innings or chase down totals in the second innings.”They have other good batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara is scoring runs and Ajinkya Rahane has scored runs too. More than being reliant on Kohli, it is more a case of other batsmen standing up,” he added.Any pre-series momentum with India has now changed hands to Australia. Lehmann said Australia would edge India out in this series if the MCG pitch plays better than it did last year.advertisement”I hope the Melbourne pitch has more to offer than it did for the Ashes last year. It was quite flat (against England). It is important to have a good track for the fans, especially for Boxing Day Test, and for that there should be good bounce in it.”If they make those changes and it plays better (than last year), then I think Australia will sneak over the line (in the remaining two Tests). But it is too tight to call at the moment,” he signed off.Also Read | Allan Border defends Virat Kohli’s antics: He feels the need to show passion and drivelast_img read more

Andre Russell slams KKR team atmosphere: It is not healthy

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell on Saturday lamented the “bad decisions” taken by his team in a disappointing IPL campaign which has seen the side lose six games in a row.Russell has been the biggest impact player for KKR with three man-of-the-match performances from their four wins but his team has let him down.”We have a good team but if you make bad decisions then you will always lose games and that’s what we’ve been doing. If we had enough time, I could pinpoint a few games where if we just looked to bowl tighter in areas or bring in right bowlers at the right time, we could have won,” Russell said.”As a professional cricketer, to be in this position is not the most healthiest position. In terms of decision, we have been bowling wrongly at the wrong time, that’s what been causing for us to keep losing in simple ways,” Russell said on the eve of the game against Mumbai Indians.The Jamaican who has amassed 406 runs from 10 innings at an outrageous strike rate of 209.27 was particularly pained at KKR’s failure to defend 176 against a “weak” Rajasthan Royals.”I’m disappointed that we get defeated by a team Rajasthan Royals with weak batting order. If we can’t restrict a team for under 170 with our bowling attack then we will need miracles against a strong team like Mumbai.”They said we have been struggling in batting. But the batting has not been struggling really. We are getting the totals that we should have defended.advertisement”But when you bowl as bad as our bowlers, you don’t really take catches — we have been the worst fielding team so far.”Russell said the atmosphere in the team is not healthy as he likes to keep himself confined to his room.”We have to make sure that we have a good practice session, do whatever it takes, put our body on the line and make sure that we take KKR over the line for next three games.”I find myself just been in my room for the last couple of days losing games after games. I’m not the type of guy to do the walking around… It’s hard to do the walk around losing six games in a row.”It’s not healthy, to be honest. I’m feeling down at the moment but tomorrow when we cross the rope my energy level will be 150. As cricketers, we have to have the passion inside, and not just to show it on the TV.”Up against a side who boast of a strong pace attack comprising Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah, Russell said he never feared any bowlers.”I have never feared any bowler. Never. Bowlers fear me, to be honest. I’m not bragging or anything. I can get out in one ball tomorrow or the first ball they bowl can go for six. I’m not afraid to get out.”I’m not going to die. So, it’s not the life and death situation. It’s like you’re giving yourself a chance to score runs they are trying to get you out. Bumrah, Malinga are top bowlers. But they are human beings.”KKR have the worst record against Mumbai Indians who have won eight matches in a 18-5 head-to-head record. The last time KKR had won against MI was four years ago.Also Read | 2019 IPL playoffs likely to have 7.30 PM startlast_img read more

Talking Horses: Wednesday’s best bets at Yarmouth, Beverley and Sandown Park

first_imgShare on Pinterest … 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. Horse racing tips Since you’re here… Topics Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Read more Share on WhatsApp Talking Horsescenter_img features Share on Facebook Reuse this content Eleven runners are due to to post for the Listed John Musker Fillies’ Stakes on Wednesday afternoon, the feature event on the second day of Yarmouth’s valuable September meeting, and while several have already got form in the book at this level and above, the still-improving handicapper Titi Makfi (3.50) could well have the beating of them. McConvilles given three-year bans after injecting horse at Cheltenham Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Horse racing Mark Johnston’s filly did not start out on her three-year-old season until June, when she won a 0-70 handicap at Hamilton off 70 by four lengths. She moved smoothly through the weights with subsequent victories off 76, 82 and 86 and finally 93, showing a battling attitude in the finish whenever challenged, and while she went down by a short-head off 97 on her latest start at York in late August, the strength of the opposition was such that it could be marked down as yet another step forward in the level of her form.Wednesday’s assignment is another rung up the ladder, but Titi Makfi has stopped the clock in an excellent time on her last two outings, goes well with some cut in the ground and may not have quite as many opponents to worry about as the numbers might suggest. Jessica Harrington’s Beautiful Morning, for instance, is an interesting contender from Ireland having finished second in a Group Two last time out, but she has not won since her maiden in August 2015 and has been beaten at Listed level three times in the past.Equitation (5.55) won with something to spare at Doncaster last time out and starts out handicapping on what look like a very fair mark, while his stable companion at the Roger Varian yard, Zabeel Prince (4.55) is another handicap debutant with plenty to recommend him.D’Bai (3.05) does not need to improve to take the day’s other Listed event, the Fortune Stakes at Sandown Park, while the lightly-raced Makkadangdang (4.15) could outrun his double-figure price on the same card and Dirchill (4.00) and Bohernagore (5.30) look best at Beverley and Kelso respectively.Wednesday’s tipsYarmouth 2.10 Herdwick 2.45 Dream Warrior 3.15 Seyasah 3.50 Titi Makfi (nap) 4.25 Rotherwick 4.55 Zabeel Prince 5.25 Orient Class 5.55 Equitation (nb)Beverley 1.50 Danehill Desert 2.20 Ruysh 2.55 Apple Anni 3.25 Bolder Bob 4.00 Dirchill 4.35 Angel’s Whisper 5.05 Hellomoto 5.35 Pitch HighSandown Park 1.30 Operative 2.00 First Eleven 2.35 Il Primo Sole 3.05 D’Bai 3.40 Dynamic 4.15 Makkadangdang 4.45 Flood Defence 5.15 DubaitwentytwentyKelso 4.30 Sweet Holly 5.00 Red Giant 5.30 Bohernagore 6.00 Muwalla 6.30 Prince Khurram 7.00 Senor Lombardylast_img read more

Video: Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson Slams Home Crazy Alley-Oop vs. Duke

first_imgTyler Roberson slams home alley-oop dunk against Duke.Vine/Chris StoneFor whatever reason, Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson plays incredibly well whenever the Orange take the floor against Duke. In 2015, Roberson went for 19 points and 10 rebounds against Duke at home, and 16 points, nine rebounds at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tonight, he has six points and two rebounds midway through the first half, and two of those points were the loudest of the game thus far. Gbinije to Tyler Roberson. Got up. https://t.co/nJTQHgVBaI— Chris Stone (@cstonehoops) January 19, 2016At first glance, Michael Gbinije’s pass looks off-target, but it doesn’t matter. Roberson can really jump, and he got up for that ridiculous one-handed finish.last_img

The Duke is a Custom-Built Land Rover Defender Looking for an Excuse to Fight

first_img The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic Indian Motorcycle’s 2020 Scout Lineup Pays Homage to Its 100-Year Legacy Next Previous To build the Duke, Arkonik sourced a classic D110 in good shape, stripped the donor Defender to its bare chassis, performed all necessary framework restoration, dropped in a fully refurbished 3.5-liter V8, upgraded mechanical hardware, restored the exterior paint and trim, then built a custom interior (heavily inspired by the original design). The Duke was constructed according to the desires of its future owner, Mr. Gabbert.“The process of specifying the exact vehicle that you’re looking for and how the team keeps you apprised of every step of the way makes the journey of building a Defender with Arkonik a very fun experience,” said Gabbert.Highlights of the Duke’s exterior include Kahn 18-inch alloy wheels, BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, LED headlights, a Warn winch, Puma hood, First Four bumpers, and Front Runner roof rack. Inside, the Duke is distinguished by black leather, diamond trim seats, an Elite Loc-box with 12V and USB plug-ins, leather door inserts, heated front and rear seats, Evander wooden rim steering wheel, alloy gear knobs and interior accents, a Pioneer premium sound system with Apple CarPlay and a backup camera, and a suede headliner.The bad news, of course, is that the D110 Duke is already taken (for an undisclosed price). The good news is that you can build your own Arkonik-customized Defender Icon whenever you’d like — so start dreaming. 1 of 17 The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Glimpse the Future of Camper Vans in the Stunning Hymer VisionVenture This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser Editors’ Recommendations The Land Rover Defender, first introduced in 1983 as a continuation of the original Land Rover Series, is one of the British automaker’s most distinguished icons. Used globally as a recreation, service, and military vehicle, the Defender is recognized as a durable, off-road capable rig with few equals.When Land Rover ended production of the Defender in 2016, more than a few people were upset, and though the company has promised an all-new model sometime soon, there’s no such thing as a brand-new Defender in 2018. That means Defender lovers have three options to satisfy their cravings: find a well-maintained relic, snatch up one of the 150 Land Rover Works-built Defender V8s, or customize a recreation via Arkonik.We’ve shared Arkonik’s projects before, but because each build is something of a one-off, there’s always a new and exciting model in the works. The latest example is called the D110 Duke. Based on the original Defender 110 (named for the truck’s 110-inch wheelbase), the Santorini Black Duke is both luxurious and menacing.last_img read more

Blandford Nature Reserve Official

first_imgNova Scotia’s newest nature reserve is now officially designated to protect more of the area’s ecological features, wildlife and natural heritage. The province had announced in May its intention to designate certain Crown lands within the Blandford Game Sanctuary, Lunenburg County, as the Blandford Nature Reserve. That designation has been approved by the province. The Blandford Nature Reserve is now protected under the Special Places Protection Act, which is overseen by the Department of Environment and Labour in co-operation with the Department of Natural Resources. The act offers the province’s highest level of protection for plants and wildlife. The province now has 17 nature reserves. The new nature reserve protects 320 hectares of Crown land, including a rare coastal jack pine ecosystem and a number of provincially rare plant and lichen species. Development activities such as forestry and mining are prohibited and access is restricted to visitors on foot. Creating the new nature reserve moves the province closer to its goal of legally protecting 12 per cent of Nova Scotia’s land by 2015.last_img read more

Sheet Harbour Seniors Benefit from Replacement Nursing Home

first_imgSeniors in the Sheet Harbour area have access to improved long-term care options with a new replacement nursing home. Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald joined residents and staff today, March 7, to celebrate the opening of the Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre, which replaces the old Duncan MacMillan nursing home. The long-term care facility has six new beds and 26 replacement beds. “The new Harbourview Lodge provides top-quality care to residents in a well-designed, private environment that feels like home,” said Ms. MacDonald. “The province is taking steps to ensure seniors and staff have the opportunity to move from older buildings into comfortable, functional facilities like this.” The old facility was last renovated in the early 1980s. The new centre has been built to meet the province’s new design standards which emphasize smaller, one-storey buildings with more home-like surroundings. The LEED-certified facility is made up of three energy-efficient households, one with 10 beds and two with 11 beds. Each household has its own common areas, including a kitchen, dining room and living room. There is a large multi-purpose room, a chapel, a hair dressing salon and physiotherapy and rehabilitation spaces. Residents can easily access outdoor gardens and the adjacent Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital. The design also allows couples who both require nursing care to live together in the same household. “This building is a great improvement and it’s fitting that the community and residents worked together to come up with a new name,” said Ms. MacDonald. “As part of the province’s Better Care Sooner plan, we’re working to help seniors stay in their homes and communities longer, near their family and friends.” Residents and staff moved to the new building in December. Clients have access to 24-hour nursing care, medical, nutrition and pharmacy services, as well as recreation, occupational and physiotherapy. “The new building is making a world of difference and we thank staff, residents and community members for their support to get us here,” said Margaret Merlin-Wilson, CEO of Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Centre. “Residents are enjoying the privacy of the one-floor households, and they appreciate the common areas when guests arrive. Staff members like the more modern facilities and the customized spaces for different aspects of care.” Resident Percy Webb said Harbourview Lodge is a pleasure. “I love it,” Mr. Webb said. “I can come out of my room and go house to house and visit as much as I want. When I have company, I can play cards in the living and dining room and I can go to my room when I want to be quiet.” The facility has hired new full- and part-time continuing care assistants, as well as housekeeping and dietary staff. The province has opened, or plans to open, nearly 1,100 new beds in 13 stand-alone facilities and 10 expansions. Long-term care resources are a major priority of the province’s 10-year, $262-million continuing care strategy. Access to provincial long-term care facilities is made through the Department of Health and Wellness’ single entry access system at 1-800-225-7225.last_img read more

UN court rules in maritime dispute between Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore has won sovereignty over a disputed island and Malaysia has been awarded control over a series of permanently above-water rocks in a ruling issued today by the United Nations principal judicial organ in a maritime dispute between the Asian neighbours.The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said it had found by 12 votes to four that Pedra Blanca/Pulau Batu Puteh, a granite island in the Straits of Singapore on which a lighthouse stands, belongs to Singapore and has done so since at least 1980, when the dispute between the two countries crystallized.In the case of Middle Rocks, which consist of a group of rocks that are permanently above water, the ICJ – which sits in The Hague in the Netherlands – ruled 15 to one that it belongs to Malaysia.The court also noted that South Ledge, a nearby low-tide elevation, falls within the apparently overlapping territorial waters generated by Pedra Blanca/Pulau Batu Puteh and by Middle Rocks. Given that the two countries have not asked the court to draw the line of delimitation, the judges said, by 15 to one, that sovereignty belongs to the State in the territorial waters of which it is located.Also known as the World Court, the ICJ hears disputes between States and its decisions are binding and without appeal. 23 May 2008Singapore has won sovereignty over a disputed island and Malaysia has been awarded control over a series of permanently above-water rocks in a ruling issued today by the United Nations principal judicial organ in a maritime dispute between the Asian neighbours. read more

International Criminal Court rules that Congolese rebels trial back on track

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today “>announced its decision to reverse its earlier suspension of the trial of Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, accused of recruiting child soldiers to serve in his militia.The judges of the Court’s trial chamber – which is based in The Hague – have suggested 26 January next year as a provisional date for the start of the trial.The ICC also said today that Mr. Lubanga, the founder and leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots in the Ituri region of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), will remain in its custody until his trial commences.The accused is charged with a series of war crimes, including conscripting and enlisting child soldiers into the military wing of his group and then using them to participate in hostilities between September 2002 and August 2003.In June, the Court decided to impose a stay of proceedings in the case, noting that there was no prospect that a fair trial of Mr. Lubanga could be held because prosecutors had failed to disclose more than 200 documents to the defence containing evidence that could potentially have exonerated the rebel leader.The trial chamber today said it was reversing its earlier decision because the reasons for the stay have “have fallen away.” A press release issued by the ICC said that the full reasoning will be given in a written decision in due course. 18 November 2008The International Criminal Court (ICC) today announced its decision to reverse its earlier suspension of the trial of Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, accused of recruiting child soldiers to serve in his militia. read more

Cyprus UN official stresses need to maintain momentum in reunification talks

10 June 2010With talks having resumed between the Greek Cypriot leader and the newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader, a senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure that the negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island continue to progress. “The process needs to maintain momentum. There needs to be continual forward movement in the negotiations,” said Alexander Downer, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Cyprus.The talks that resumed in late May were the first between Derviş Eroğlu – who replaced Mehmet Ali Talat as the Turkish Cypriot leader following elections in the northern part of Cyprus in April – and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias.Following a closed-door meeting with the Security Council, Mr. Downer told reporters in New York that the two leaders need to be enthusiastic about meeting, and having their officials meet from time to time, particularly when issues become difficult. “And when things become difficult, to make sure that they redouble their efforts to find solutions to those difficult problems, not just put them off, not just procrastinate,” he added. He said he believes the leaders are showing “a good deal of enthusiasm” to try to live up to the hope that the two sides expressed at the end of last year – namely that 2010 would be the year of a solution to the Cyprus problem. “Both sides very much hope that will be the case,” said Mr. Downer. “The Turkish Cypriots have been more explicit in expressing the view that they think the negotiations should be complete by the end of 2010. The Greek Cypriots are much less explicit about that, and much less enthusiastic about having a particular date when the talks need to conclude.“Ultimately, this is about issues and policies and finding ways through to an agreement which both sides can live with.”The UN-backed negotiations began in 2008 after Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat committed themselves to working towards “a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as defined by relevant Security Council resolution.”That partnership would comprise a federal government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, which would be of equal status.The leaders are expected to meet again for talks on 15 June, according to the Special Adviser, who briefed the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP), which was set up in March 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. read more

Grains mostly lower livestock mixed

Wheat for Sept. fell 4.75 cents at 4.69 a bushel; Sept. corn was up 1.75 cents at 3.6075 a bushel, Sept. oats was off 2 cents at $2.7475 a bushel; while Sept. soybeans was off 7.50 cents at $8.58 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Aug. live cattle was unchanged at $1.0020 a pound; Aug. feeder cattle rose 1.30 cents at $1.3577 a pound; while Oct. lean hogs fell 1.77 cents at $.6500 a pound.The Associated Press

Buskers to be paid with contactless cards under worlds first scheme of

Busk in London, a Mayor of London initiative, has partnered with technology company iZettle  The aim of the project is to increase the amount of money buskers receive, organisers said.Charlotte Campbell, a full-time busker in London, has been trialling the project.She said: “I believe if street performers like myself don’t adapt to the cashless society we are edging towards, we’re at risk of becoming a dying art.”I’ve only trialled Repeat Payments for two weeks and it’s has already had a significant impact on the contributions I’ve received. More people than ever tap-to-donate whilst I sing, and often, when one person does, another follows.”iZettle and Busk in London have already started rolling the feature out to performers in London’s 32 boroughs, with more planned in the coming months.iZettle also aims to make the feature available to more charity organisations, NGOs and small businesses, it said.To celebrate the launch, former busker-turned-singer-songwriter Passenger is performing at Bankside, opposite Tate Modern at 12.45pm on Sunday. Busk in London, a Mayor of London initiative, has partnered with technology company iZettle Credit:iZettle/PA Buskers who entertain the public will be paid by contactless card in the first scheme of its kind in the world.Busk in London, a Mayor of London initiative, has partnered with technology company iZettle to hand performers readers that allow them to set a fixed amount of money to donate and accept contactless payments from passers-by.The project will allow street musicians across London to accept payments via cash, contactless cards, wearable technology and chip and pin.Launching the scheme, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said: “London is a powerhouse of music, having produced artists from Adele to Stormzy, and The xx to Dua Lipa. For London to maintain its status as a global capital of music, it’s vitally important that we support the stars of tomorrow.”Busking helps emerging artists to hone their talent and gives them the chance to perform in front of huge numbers of people. I’m delighted that iZettle has chosen London to launch this innovative scheme – allowing artists to accept donations by card payment, as well as cash.”Now, more Londoners will be able to show their support to the capital’s brilliant, talented street performers.” 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. read more

My year in 25 dates From sex addicts and stuntmen to the

‘There is, actually. I have a girlfriend. Well, a sort-of girlfriend – we haven’t had the talk yet. She’s a lesbian, although I think she prefers “queer”. I guess you could call me “bi”, but I hate labels; I just like who I like. Millennial of me, I know… Anyway, we’re seeing each other, but now she’s trying for a baby with her best friend – a gay man – and I get it because she’s 38 and her eggs won’t last for ever. Plus… We are in my grandmother’s best room. Songs of Praise plays on the television. ‘So, is there anyone… special, on the cards?’ She pours proper tea from a pot and pats an embroidered cushion on the sofa for me to sit down.  The cushion says, ‘In Christ alone my hope is found’.

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in

first_img 105 Comments As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland. By Stephen McDermott Image: Shutterstock/AB Visual Arts Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/AB Visual Arts Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 7:18 AMcenter_img Feb 19th 2019, 7:18 AM 42,309 Views https://jrnl.ie/4500824 Share5071 Tweet Email3 Short URL THE MAJORITY OF Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime, a new poll has shown.Last night’s poll for Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ 1, which was carried out by Amárach Research, revealed that 63% of people want to see a united Ireland before they die.Just 18% of people said they would not like to see Irish unity happen, while 19% said they didn’t know.There has been increasing speculation that the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on 29 March could lead to the unification of the Republic and Northern Ireland.However, most people who responded to the poll did not think that Brexit would cause a united Ireland.48% of people felt that Brexit would not unite the 32 counties, with only 31% of respondents saying a united Ireland would happen because of Britain’s departure from the EU.Meanwhile, the public was split down the middle when asked if there would be a hard border in the island of Ireland after Brexit.If the United Kingdom crashes out of the EU without a deal on 29 March, it will revert to World Trade Organisation rules on trade.That means customs checks will have to take place on goods travelling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, creating a hard border between the two countries.Responding to the poll, 37% people felt there would be a hard border, while 37% also felt there would not be, with 26% of people saying they didn’t know.The poll questions were carried out by Amarách Research for Claire Byrne Live yesterday, 18 February, and were put to a panel of over 1,000 Irish adults.last_img read more

Samsung veut faire interdire la vente de liPhone 5

first_imgSamsung veut faire interdire la vente de l’iPhone 5Le contentieux entre Samsung et Apple est loin d’être réglé. Mardi, le quotidien économique sud-coréen Maeil a révélé que Samsung comptait poursuivre la firme à la pomme pour obtenir l’interdiction de vente de l’iPhone 5.Alors que l’iPhone 5, pourtant très attendu, n’est toujours pas arrivé en boutique, la sortie du nouveau smartphone d’Apple pourrait être fortement compromise. Et pour cause, mardi, le quotidien économique Maeil a dévoilé une information de taille : Samsung souhaiterait faire interdire la vente de l’iPhone 5. Une révélation qui annonce une nouvelle étape dans la guerre judiciaire que se livrent les deux géants depuis plusieurs mois. À lire aussiSamsung Gear S : prix et caractéristiques, la nouvelle montre connectée de Samsung sort en FranceEn effet, les deux fabricants s’accusent mutuellement et de manière internationale de contrefaçon de technologie et de design. Plusieurs actions en justice ont ainsi été démarrées aux Etats-Unis, en Europe, en Australie et en Corée du Sud au sujet de la Galaxy Tab de Samsung, de l’iPad d’Apple mais aussi de leurs smartphones.  Aujourd’hui, c’est donc au tour de la firme coréenne de lancer une nouvelle procédure mais on ignore encore dans quel pays, en Corée ou à l’étranger, Samsung compte poursuivre Apple. D’après le quotidien Maeil, l’information provient d’un responsable de l’industriel sud-coréen qui a requis l’anonymat mais, contacté par l’AFP, Samsung s’est refusé à tout commentaire sur cette éventualité. Il ne reste donc plus qu’à attendre alors que les rumeurs confirment de plus en plus une sortie de l’iPhone 5 pour le 15 octobre. Le 20 septembre 2011 à 11:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 11 Man Chokes Driver Bat Captured In House

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, July 11, 2018:A caller reported he is in on Burlington Avenue waiting to turn left onto Main Street and the traffic light hasn’t turned green in 20 minutes. Police responded and observed several light cycles. Lights are cycling properly. (12:46am)Animal Control Officer assisted with removing bat from Woburn Street home. (12:59pm)Police responded to a panic alarm at Winchester Family Medical Center on Salem Street. Receptionist said a female was yelling in the waiting area, causing a disturbance. (1:46pm)Fire Department responded to small brush fire at Exotic Nails on Lowell Street. (3:33pm)A caller reported three vehicles pulled off of Route 129 onto Grace Drive and began fighting. One of the males choked another. One suspect got into a Lords Court Crew white truck. All three vehicles left the area. One of the vehicles returned while police was on scene. Driver said he was attempting to stop the other two vehicles from speeding down the street and was unaware of a physical altercation. Police notified Billerica Police to be on look out for Lords Court Crew white truck. Police visited suspect’s house in Billerica, but he was not home. (5:05pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more