Ravena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’6.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games 7: Things to watch out for with PH women’s volleyball team View comments MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games “We expected that Thailand would put up a fight, but we didn’t expect that we would play that bad,” said guard Kiefer Ravena Monday at Sunway Putra Hotel here. “It was an ugly one for us but we ended up winning and that was the end goal.”CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThailand managed to take a 71-69 lead midway through the fourth and it needed the late-game heroics of Ravena and Baser Amer to lead the Philippines to the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas went on an 8-0 run to take a 77-71 lead with the backcourt tandem scoring six points in the pivotal spurt.Ravena said that if ever they plan to win the Philippines’ record 17th gold medal in the regional games, they have to be sharp from the get-go down to avoid playing catchup. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next KUALA LUMPUR—Gilas Pilipinas barely left MABA Stadium the same way it came in.Southeast Asia’s most dominant basketball program had to fight tooth-and-nail against Thailand to capture an 81-74 win at the start of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I guess we have to avoid things like these from happening again,” said Ravena, who finished with 11 points but shot 4-of-14 from the field. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses
Usman Khawaja’s initial eight balls in international cricket provided some of the rare flourishes on Monday in the fifth Ashes Test before he was out for 37 on the last ball of a gloomy, rain-shortened opening day when Australia’s batsmen struggled again to get on top of England.With no chance of regaining the Ashes but hopeful of levelling the series, stand-in captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat despite overcast conditions tipped to favour the England seamers. After 59 overs and breaks for bad light and rain, the new-look Australian line-up was 134-4 when play was stopped.Mike Hussey, Australia’s leading batsman in the series, was unbeaten on 12.All of the top order, with the exception of Clarke, got starts but failed to capitalise.Tim Bresnan picked up the wickets of Shane Watson (45) and Clarke (4) and returned figures of 2-47 for England, while Chris Tremlett and spinner Graeme Swann took a wicket each.Khawaja, the first Muslim to play Test cricket for Australia, got off the mark with a two and a pulled boundary from Tremlett on his first two deliveries – the first two after the lunch interval. He raced to 15 from eight balls but slowed his scoring rate as he settled in, eventually facing 95 balls in two hours. The 24-year-old left-hander’s five boundaries contained a perfectly timed chip off behind square leg – immediately after he got an edge which just failed to carry to second slip – and a risky glance through the cordon.Khawaja, the leading scorer in the domestic competition this season and on the fringe of Test selection for six months, comes into the international arena as the former top-ranked Australia cast wider than ever for replacements to fill the void created by the retirements of international veterans in recent seasons. He is the first batsman to debut at No. 3 since 1993, largely due to regular skipper Ricky Ponting’s long lock on the position.advertisementKhawaja said he was just concentrating on this Test and expected Ponting, whom he rated as Australia’s best batsman behind the great Sir Donald Bradman, to come back at some stage.”I had a ball out there. I just wanted to stay out there as long as I could,” he said. “It was a good start. Got all the anxiousness out of my system.”He said the Test was delicately poised, with Australia still in a good position if they could produce a big partnership in the second morning.Bresnan said the English attack worked brilliantly in conditions that were more suited to them.”We bowled well, put them under a lot of pressure … definitely our day,” he said. “We certainly bowled well in the first session with the new ball and made them play in a way where they are not used to playing, so we’re happy with that.”Although they played really well, I thought we were unlucky not to have them a few more down.”Bresnan said England had no intention of taking it easy despite securing the Ashes last week, with the targets of winning their first Test series in Australia since 1987 and winning back-to-back Tests in Australia for the first time since 1978-79 firmly in their sights.”We’re definitely up for this game,” he said. “We obviously celebrated quite well after Melbourne, but we still have a job to do and we still want to win this game.”Clarke, in his first Test as Australia captain after Ponting was sidelined with a broken finger, is desperate to level the series at 2-2 in the last Test and urged his lineup to show some old-school fight after a capitulation in Melbourne last week allowed England to take a 2-1 series lead – enough to ensure it retained the Ashes.Openers Phil Hughes and Watson played with discipline and uncharacteristic restraint, leaving as many balls as they played and nudging the score along to 55 in 29 overs before Tremlett ended the stand with the last ball before lunch.The England attack tied down the Australians for the entire first session, and although Tremlett troubled both openers, the bowlers weren’t rewarded until the lanky paceman tempted Hughes with a shorter ball and the 22-year-old left-hander feathered a head-height catch to Paul Collingwood at third slip.Watson batted for three hours, facing 127 balls, before edging a straightforward catch to England captain Andrew Strauss at first slip off Bresnan to make the total 105 for two. All his five boundaries came after lunch in a 50-run second-wicket stand with Khawaja.The second session was played in dull, artificial light and featured an eight-minute suspension due to the overcast conditions, with storms threatening until tea was taken early due to rain.advertisementMore than an hour of play was lost before the evening session resumed. Clarke failed to add to his pre-interval score before guiding an attempted cut straight to Jimmy Anderson at gully with the total at 113.Khawaja and Hussey added 21 in good time before the rookie No. 3 attempted to sweep Swann in the first over of the spinner’s new spell and miscued a catch to Trott at square-leg. Rain started tumbling immediately and players left the field for the day.
AdvertisementWWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross talked to Business Insider recently where he gave his opinion on who he thinks will be Vince McMahon’s successor in the WWE.Ross says that Vince is is in very good health condition, takes care of himself and works out “like a crazy man.” So he is here to stay for some more time.But as far as the successor to Vince goes, Ross thinks it is going to be Paul Levesque – aka Triple H.“I think that, if I’m guessing, and it’s gonna strictly be a guess – that the money would be on, probably, Paul Levesque to be Vince’s successor. I think Vince is kind of preparing him for that in a lot of ways. You always knew that he was different from the other guys because he was very studious, and very – under control. He didn’t drink. No drugs. He looked to be a lifer early on, and he got a lot of that from being a fan all his life growing up in the northeast – New Hampshire. Then, getting trained by Killer Kowalski who was a great, old-school guy. So, I think he’s probably the heir apparent.You can listen to Jim Ross’ comments in the clip embedded below:Who will take over @WWE? pic.twitter.com/rs8xbYAKRA— Business Insider (@businessinsider) June 18, 2018 Advertisement
Defending champion Novak Djokovic enjoyed a winning French Open start under new coach Andre Agassi on Monday, cruising past Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the first round.The 12-times grand slam champion parted company with his entire coaching team earlier this month before inviting American great Agassi to work with him during the French Open.The 30-year-old Serbian, without a tour title since January, found little resistance from Granollers, grabbing two breaks early on in the first set as he chased the 77th-ranked around the court.It was a similar story early in the second set with the world number two returning everything Granollers tried to throw at him as he went 4-1 up before a wobble saw him fail to convert eight set points at 5-3.Djokovic kept his cool to earn the second set and pounced on the Spaniards’ accumulating mistakes in the third set to seal victory on his first match point.
(Eds: updating with more tweets)New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Saikhom Mirabai Chanus gold-medal winning effort at the Weightlifting World Championship in Anaheim, USA.Chanu, who is employed with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the womens 48kg, in the process setting a new national record and becoming the first Indian in over two decades to claim gold in the tournament.”India is proud of Mirabai Chanu, who has won a gold at the World Weightlifting Championship. Congratulations and best wishes for her future endeavours,” PM Modi wrote on his twitter handle.The Presidents Office said in a tweet, “Congratulations Mirabai Chanu for winning a gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championship. India is so proud of you. And congratulations Manipur for giving the country such a wonderful series of champion sportswomen!”Seeing the tricolour from the podium, tears of joy rolled down her cheeks, as Chanu picked up a rare honour for an Indian at the marquee event.Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was also prompt in congratulating Chanu.”Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins #Gold in 2017 IWF Senior Men & Women #weightlifting championships in Anaheim, USA. In the 48 kg weight category, her total lift was 194 kg. Thats 4 times her bodyweight. In sports, and in life, Will is everything. Never, EVER give up.”Indias only weightlifter to have won an Olympic medal Karnam Malleswari congratulated Chanu.”Amazing start to the morning! Indias Mirabai Chanu bags Gold at World Championship!A record broken after 22 years! congratulations star!,” Malleswari tweeted.advertisementTwo-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar also heaped praise on Chanu.”Heartiest congratulations to #MirabaiChanu for winning gold at World weight lifting Championship #IWFWC2017. Becomes only the2nd Indian after Karnam Malleswari. Proud moment for the Nation #JaiHind,” Sushil wrote on his twitter handle.Olympic medallist and five-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom said, “Congratulations #MirabaiChanu on lifting #Gold at #WorldWeightliftingChampionship and becoming 2nd Indian after Karnam Malleshwari 2 bring the glory 2 our country. She created a new record by lifting total of 194kgs of weight in womens 48kg category.”Another Olympic medallist boxer, Vijender Singh, also joined the country in congratulating the 23-year-old lifter.Vijender wrote, “Another Indian women athlete creates history today. Indias #MirabaiChanu lifts 194kg at the World Weightlifting Championship. She is the second Indian after Karnam Malleswari to win gold. You Women Never Fail To Make India Proud !!! Salute ????Indias most successful doubles specialist shuttler Jwala Gutta tweeted: “Another Indian female athlete Re scripting the history of Indian sport!! #MirabaiChanu take a bow. Super super proud!!! #worldchampion #weightlifting.”The PM meanwhile, also lauded cueist Pankaj Advani for winning yet another world title.Modi said, “Congratulations @PankajAdvani247 for winning your 18th world title in the recently concluded IBSF World Snooker Championship. Your accomplishments make us very proud.” PTI AH CM CM
Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday defeated Chennai Super Kings in a last-ball thriller at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, as the hosts came out victorious despite a MS Dhoni classic.Dhoni registered his career-best score in the Indian Premier League, scoring an unbeaten 84 from 48 balls but it was not enough to take CSK across the line. Dhoni almost got the required 26 runs off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav before Parthiv Patel’s ‘Dhoni like calm’ behind the stumps ensured RCB’s victory by one run.Dale Steyn was one of the stars for RCB with the ball as he gave the hosts the perfect start when he dismissed Shane Watson and Suresh Raina on back-to-back deliveries. Steyn finished with 2/29 from his four wickets and has been a real game changer for RCB since his signing a few days ago.Delighted to have Steyn back in the team – Virat KohliOn their @RCBTweets reunion, watch what happens when @imVkohli and @DaleSteyn62 discover a 9 year old treasure! By @RajalArora. #RCBvCSKFull video – https://t.co/JsA5MqgzCw pic.twitter.com/jP87nA3K7IIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 2019After the end of the match, RCB skipper Virat Kohli and Steyn looked back at their 10-year challenge photos. Steyn’s previous stint with the RCB was 9 years ago, as he played 15 matches for the Royal Challengers and picked 15 wickets with a best of 3 for 18.In 2011, Dale Steyn moved to Deccan Chargers before playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2013 to 2015. In 2016, he played 1 game for Gujarat Lions but did not feature in the next two editions of the Indian Premier League.advertisement”We have won three games of the last four we have played. Feels outstanding. We have something really interesting here. There was a little competition, or thing, that came on social media recently – the 10-year challenge,” Kohli said in an interview with the IPL website.”I want everyone to look at this. Me and Dale Styen on the left in 2010 and me and Dale Steyn in 2019. Dale Styen looks the same as you can see on the left, it is a different human being and on the right is a different one,” Kohli added.Kohli went onto add how it felt for him that Steyn is back playing for RCB.”Feels amazing to be able to celebrate with this man after 10 years. We would have never thought that after parting ways in 2010, we would be doing the same thing in Chinnaswamy all over again,” Kohli said.Kohli also asked Steyn for how he felt, to which the South African said: “It’s fanstastic. you know that photo, you are right… it brings back some good memories. The photo just shows how well you’ve done. This man has gone on and taken the world by storm. One of the best if not the best batsmen in the world. I was lucky enough to watch him in the beginning, meeting me in the eyes as an 18-year-old and the man that stands in front of me today… the Indian captain. It is amazing so it is an honour. Thank you.”Kohli praised Steyn further saying that Steyn is one of the nicest people to have played for RCB.”This team has been full of very very nice people. He’s been one of the nicest that has ever played for RCB and we are so delighted to have him back. Good luck to him,” Kohli said.Also Read | MS Dhoni magic leaves cricket fraternity in awe: Cricket needs Dhoni to write it’s scriptsAlso Read | MS Dhoni 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in Indian Premier LeagueAlso Read | MS Dhoni gave us a massive scare: Virat Kohli after RCB’s thrilling 1-run win over CSK
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Chelsea Goal Last updated 1 year ago 14:45 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea Everything you need to know ahead of a London derby date at Stamford Bridge which could have a major impact on the battle for top-four finishes A potentially pivotal contest in the top-four tussle will see Tottenham make the short trip across London to take in a derby date with reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.Spurs occupy fourth spot at present, but are only five points clear of the Blues and could be left sweating on Champions League qualification come Sunday afternoon.Mauricio Pochettino’s side will need no reminding of their dismal record at Stamford Bridge down the years, but they do remain without a Premier League win in west London – with Gary Lineker the last man to score a winner for them on the road back in February 1990. 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 Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of the game.Tottenham injuriesTottenham head coach Pochettino has hinted that leading marksman Harry Kane could be involved, but he is still nursing an ankle injury and Son Heung-min is more likely to continue deputising as a central striker.Erik Lamela should fill in on the flanks, with Kane expected to return against Stoke on April 7 – with Spurs and England hoping to see him slot seamlessly back into the fold.Toby Alderweireld made his comeback for Belgium in midweek, so could be handed a domestic recall amid uncertainty surrounding his future, but Harry Winks remains sidelined with an ankle complaint.Tottenham suspensionsTottenham have no players currently serving a ban.Tottenham potential starting line-upPochettino is unlikely to tinker too much with a side that has collected four successive Premier League victories and suffered just one defeat in 20 across all competitions.Hugo Lloris, Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli are likely to be rotated back in from the side which saw off Swansea in the FA Cup last time out, but continuity is the order of the day at this stage of the season.Chelsea team newsThibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen are expected to figure for Chelsea despite nursing knocks through the international break, but Ross Barkley (hamstring) and David Luiz (ankle) are likely to miss out.Alvaro Morata scored in his last appearance – an FA Cup win over Leicester – and Olivier Giroud was among the goals for France while away with his country, giving Antonio Conte a big decision to make up front following his recent experiment with Eden Hazard in a false nine role.TV channel & kick-off timeThe fixture will be broadcast live in the UK (United Kingdom) on Sky Sports Premier League from 15:30 GMT.In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on NBCSN and kicks off at 11:00 ET.Best Opta match facts Spurs’ 25 games at Stamford Bridge without winning in the Premier League is the most that one team has played on one ground without a single victory in the competition. Tottenham have won more points in Premier League London derbies this season than any other side (13 – W4 D1 L2). Spurs have surrendered the lead on each of their last two league visits to Stamford Bridge, drawing 2-2 from 2-0 up in May 2016, and losing 2-1 after Christian Eriksen gave them the advantage last term. Chelsea are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December – they’re winless in their last four against fellow ‘big six’ sides (D2 L2), although all of those have been away from home. After a run of nine games in all competitions without a goal, Son Heung-min has scored seven in his last five for Tottenham. Under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have won 59% of their Premier League games in which Harry Kane has featured (won 77/131) compared to just 39% when he’s played no part (5/13). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Mario Balotelli Balotelli trolls PSG: They’re just like Guingamp Robin Bairner 19:22 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gettyimages Mario Balotelli PSG Nice v PSG Nice Ligue 1 The 27-year-old has suggested that the capital side have gotten too big for their boots domestically and need to forge a better team spirit Mario Balotelli has taken a swing at Paris Saint-Germain, claiming that he sees them as just another Ligue 1 side.The striker, who was overlooked for the most recent Italy squad, has been in excellent form for Nice this season and will face off against PSG on Sunday.It is a match that Balotelli does not seem to be attributing any particular importance to, suggesting that the capital side, who are 14 points clear of Monaco at the top of the standings, see themselves apart from their domestic rivals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “Paris are like Guingamp, they’re a Ligue 1 team,” he told Canal+’s ‘Telefoot’ program. “I don’t care if it’s PSG. It doesn’t make any difference. “This season I have never watched PSG, only the last game against Real Madrid. They deserved to lose.”Over the course of the last year, the capital side have made headlines with their lavish spending, notably splashing a world-record sum of €222 million on Neymar, but Balotelli says there’s more to football than collecting stars.“Money allows you to buy big players, but not a team,” the 27-year-old said, referring to PSG’s exit at the hands of Madrid at the last-16 stage of the Champions League.Meanwhile, after scoring 22 goals in 30 outings this term, the striker is pleased with what he has accomplished.”I think this has been one of the best seasons of my career,” he said. “But I can do a lot more. I hope the best is yet to come.” The former Manchester City striker, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is unlikely to remain at Nice into next term.“It’s likely that Mario will go to explore other horizons,” Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere explained to the same show, while scotching rumours that Hatem Ben Arfa might return to the club after 18 months in the wilderness with PSG.“I don’t think it’s possible. Hatem had a great story with us, and our fans still love Ben Arfa. We tried to sign him at the end of the last transfer market. It didn’t happen and I understand his reasons.”Nice are eighth in Ligue 1 but are fighting for a European spot, having reached the last 32 of the Europa League this season.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The Alabama Crimson Tide fell short of their ultimate goal last year, but in 2019, it’s fair to say they’ll be back in the national championship picture. Let’s take a look at the 12 games on their slate for the upcoming campaign.Alabama’s non-conference schedule, per usual, will be dissected by college football fans. The Crimson Tide don’t really have a marquee opponent they’ll be playing that doesn’t reside in the SEC.Alabama’s four games out of its league will come against Duke, New Mexico State, Southern Miss and Western Carolina. The contest against the Blue Devils, which will take place in Atlanta, is the only game of the four that won’t be played at Bryant-Denny Stadium.In the SEC, Alabama will have home games against Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas and LSU. They’ll be on the road against South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and rival Auburn.Here’s a look at the entire slate. It’s not the hardest schedule we’ve seen Alabama take on in recent years:August 31: vs. Duke (in Atlanta)September 7: New Mexico StateSeptember 14: at South CarolinaSeptember 21: Southern MissSeptember 28: Ole MissOctober 5: ByeOctober 12: at Texas A&MOctober 19: TennesseeOctober 26: ArkansasNovember 2: ByeNovember 9: LSUNovember 16: at Mississippi StateNovember 23: Western CarolinaNovember 30: at AuburnIf Alabama can win the SEC West again, it’ll take on the SEC East champion on December 7 in Atlanta.The team’s toughest games, undoubtedly, will come against Texas A&M, LSU and Auburn. If they can survive those three, they’ll likely have a good shot at being back in the College Football Playoff.
Neymar lashes out at VAR after Paris St Germain’s Champions League exitParis St Germain won 2-0 away at Manchester United in the first leg and although they were 2-1 down on the night they were going through on aggregate until the stoppage time penalty award gave Manchester United a shock 3-1 win.advertisement Next Reuters ParisMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 12:14 IST Referee Damir Skomina reviews an incident on VAR before awarding a penalty to Manchester United vs PSG (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United won 3-1 away against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions LeagueNeymar lashed out at the VAR system, calling the late penalty decision that led to PSG elimination a “disgrace”Neymar missed both legs of the tie after injuring his foot in JanuaryInjured Paris St Germain striker Neymar lashed out at the video assistant referees (VAR) system on Wednesday, calling the late penalty decision that led to their elimination from the Champions League a “disgrace”.The French champions won 2-0 away at Manchester United in the first leg and although they were 2-1 down on the night they were going through on aggregate until the stoppage time penalty award gave United a shock 3-1 win.The penalty, awarded for handball against Presnel Kimpembe after the referee consulted the VAR, put the English club through on away goals.The decision infuriated Neymar, who watched the match from the stands after returning a few hours earlier from partying at Rio de Janeiro’s famous carnival.”This is a disgrace!! And they put four guys there who don’t understand football to look at a slow motion replay … It’s just not possible!!!””How is a guy going to hold his hand behind his back,” he wrote in Portuguese on Instagram, before finishing with an expletive commonly used in Brazil.Neymar missed both legs of the tie after injuring his foot in January.The Brazil captain joined the French club from Barcelona in August 2017 for a world record fee and the Champions League has become the holy grail for him and a club that have spent big to fulfil that goal.However, this latest defeat marked the third time in three years they have failed to make the last eight of the Champions League.Even though Wednesday’s loss was just their third in 51 European games at the Parc des Princes, they have never reached the semi-finals of the continent’s premier club competition.advertisementAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Paris Saint-GermainFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Champions League
Mumbai: Kiara Advani says her upcoming film “Kabir Singh” does not glorify and promote “self-destructive” love. The film tells the story of a young successful but alcoholic surgeon (Shahid Kapoor) who goes through an intense heartbreak after the love of his life (Kiara) is married off to someone else. “Through this film, we are trying to say do not go on a self-destruction path as it is not good for you and your loved ones. We are not propagating that or glamorising that in any way. One should not do what Kabir is doing. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ “For me, it is ok to be a protective lover but there is a thin line between becoming an obsessive lover and a protective one. Kabir is not obsessive, he is a protective lover. He loves her a lot and she is head over heels in love with him. It is a passionate, intense, innocent and raw love story,” Kiara told PTI. Kiara plays the role of a medical student Preeti in the film, directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy. It is a remake of the director’s Telugu blockbuster “Arjun Reddy”, which starred Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey. Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’ “Kabir Singh” underwent a lot of casting changes from Ranveer Singh to Arjun Kapoor and Tara Sutaria for female lead being considered for the film, but it was Shahid and Kiara were eventually finalised. According to Kiara, Sandeep approached her through a casting agent after watching her performance in Telugu film “Bharat Ane Nenu”, in which she starred opposite Mahesh Babu. “I did a screen test for ‘Kabir Singh’ and Sandeep sir liked it. Things were almost locked but then for reasons best known it did not work out then. The film went through casting changes and one day it came back to me. I did ask the director why cast me again? He said because ‘I only see you’. He was convinced that only I could do this film. I truly believe films are in your destiny.” She further says, her co-star Shahid was always Sandeep’s first choice as Kabir Singh. Kiara says she watched the original on the recommendation of Arjun Kapoor. “It was Arjun Kapoor who told me to watch this film because he knew I was doing Telugu movies at that time. And I had truly loved it. “A few months later I read about a Hindi remake being in the pipeline. For me to be part of it and being directed by the original director for the Hindi version was important. He (Sandeep) has stayed true to the original film.” “Kabir Singh” is set to hit the screens on June 21. It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde.
A man down the road has several donkeys that he uses for carrying bricks. One donkey limps and also has some pus in his hooves. He won’t let me take them to a vet. What should I do? See if you can bring a vet to the donkeys. Abscesses in the hoof are a common cause of lameness in donkeys, they are most often caused by small stones or other matter penetrating the weakest part of the foot, the junction between the wall and the sole (the “white line”). Bacteria and other microorganisms are also introduced. The white blood cells trying to eliminate this infection accumulate as a build-up of “pus” between the hoof wall and the internal sensitive tissue. The pain is often intense and gets worse unless the pressure from the build-up of pus is released. Such donkeys will often prefer to lie down and walk only slowly trying to bear the least possible weight on the affected foot. Treatment of foot abscesses includes: Also Read – Feel what you fearFoot dressings should be kept clean and changed regularly, probably daily. (Waterproof adhesive tape and “silage bag patches” are useful outer coverings to protect from wet and dirty underfoot conditions.) Be warned. Some very lame donkeys will seem to improve if infection breaks out at the coronary band (the top of the hoof). Prompt veterinary attention is still needed. Regular tetanus vaccination relieves the worry of this potential complication. Wet muddy fields, small sharp stones on tracks and stable floors and bouts of laminitis all increase the risk of foot abscesses. Also Read – Homecoming During summers, what steps can I take to help street animals with food and water? During summers, you can install a tub of water (concrete or plastic) outside your house and keep refilling it. You should give food to animals in your colony at a fixed time. In a few days, they will all appear at that time and then disperse. Why does my dog shed hair? Shedding a small amount is normal for every mammal including you. But any more means that the dog is not well and you need to have a blood and urine test. Dogs with untreated allergies often leave more hair and dander on furniture. Daily brushing and a good diet and proper grooming will significantly reduce your pet’s shedding and help prevent flaking skin and hair loss related to improper nutrition. Never bathe a dog more than once a month (less often for some breeds) or it will become dry and shed/dander more. (Views expressed and information provided are personal. Send your questions to email@example.com)
OTTAWA — NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will cut Canada’s emissions almost in half over the next decade as he tries to stake out a claim to the climate change agenda in the looming federal election.The pledge is one contained in an NDP motion expected today in the House of Commons that will lay out eight broad strokes of the NDP’s climate change platform. The motion asks for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to declare “an environment and climate emergency” as well as pledge to cut emissions more deeply, eliminate government aid to the fossil fuel industry and cancel the planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.“We want to reflect the urgency people are feeling,” Singh said in an interview with The Canadian Press.That urgency for him means a slow end to the Canadian oil sector, which Singh says is on its way out whether Canadians like the idea or not.“This is the direction the world is headed,” he said.The motion comes just one week after the Green Party earned a resounding victory in a Vancouver Island byelection which most political observers – Singh included – believe was a message from voters for politicians to start taking climate change more seriously.Singh however insists today’s motion is not an attempt to beat back Green support, which would affect both NDP and Liberal fortunes in the fall.In fact Singh insists whatever message voters were sending last week in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, it was to the governing Liberals, not the NDP, even though the NDP won the seat in 2015. The byelection was triggered when Sheila Malcolmson resigned after just three years as an MP to run provincially in British Columbia.The Green Party’s Paul Manly now represents the riding, only the second Green MP ever elected in Canada. The NDP finished a distant third and the Liberals an even more distant fourth.“When voters want to send a message it’s to people making the decisions,” he said. “It’s encouraging to see people sending a message on climate change.”Last October, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned drastic cuts to emissions are needed in the next decade to prevent global warming from becoming catastrophic. That report suggested Canada’s Paris climate change commitment, which would mean cutting annual greenhouse gas emissions by about 28 per cent compared to where they are now, is nowhere near enough.Singh won’t put a specific number on his targets yet but he agrees the motion is “subtly suggesting” the NDP would aim for the UN targets, which would mean Canada has to cut emissions almost in half by 2030.The Liberal government’s climate plan, including the carbon tax, getting rid of coal as a source of electricity and subsidizing the purchase of electric cars, still leaves Canada nearly 90 million tonnes shy of hitting the existing goal.To slash more deeply would require more drastic action in Canada’s energy sector. Oil and gas production and refining accounts for about one-quarter of all Canada’s emissions, but also more than six per cent of the economic activity and more than half a million direct and indirect jobs.New Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has warned of the separatist angst growing in Alberta as the energy sector has struggled in recent years, but Singh said the NDP would ensure there is a plan to transition Alberta workers to the new-age economy.“We need thousands and thousands of people to work to fight climate change,” he said.Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press
Some of the biggest names in Country music will “Play in Peoria” with more than 17 acts coming together over 3 days for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, all to help raise awareness in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.Jennifer Nettles, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Randy Houser and more, will join headliners Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., and Trace Adkins, July 18-20, 2014 at Ravina on the Lakes in Peoria, IL.“Proceeds from ticket sales, merchandise, memorabilia and a text to donate campaign are some of the opportunities to raise funds”, explains Brad Maloney, VP of Blu Entertainment Group and organizer of the festival. “We are honored to be partners with St. Jude, this charity is very dear to so many in our community”.“St. Jude is thankful for this partnership with Country Life Music Festival. The group of artists and business partners making this event possible are all long-time St. Jude supporters. Seeing the community embrace this event, country music and the mission of helping kids with cancer and other deadly diseases is truly inspiring” says Michael Joseph, President of the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Board.“It’s amazing how many people and how many companies have reached out to get involved,” adds Maloney. “Coors Light has been announced as the Title Sponsor, Cumulus Radio and their NASH FM brand is on board, as well as local companies R.J. Distributing, Petersen Hotels and Morton Buildings. It’s really coming together, and we have some surprises planned”, promises Maloney. “This is going to be a great event for St. Jude, the artists, and our entire community”.Ravina on the Lakes is set in the midst of a 120 acre private park, just minutes from the Grand Prairie Mall and Interstate 474 in Peoria.Single day and 3 day tickets are available online or by calling Blu Entertainment at 309-268-1202. General admission lawn seating, reserved seating, party pit and VIP options are available. Off-site camping with complimentary shuttle service is also available.
BERLIN — European officials and companies are meeting in Vienna with African leaders for talks on increasing investment in the continent.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, told ORF broadcaster Tuesday that more than 1,000 business people were attending the EU-Africa forum.Kurz says he hopes this is a “good start signal for more European investment in Africa so that the African continent, when it comes to investment, isn’t just conceded to the Chinese.”African Union Chairman Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi were among the leaders on hand for the forum.The Associated Press
“Good nutrition depends on raising awareness about healthy foods and choices, as well as efficient, affordable and sustainable systems to deliver that food,” said Kundhavi Kadiresan, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the Asia-Pacific region, announcing findings from the agency’s regional report on food security and nutrition. “If we are to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of [ending hunger] in the region, we must invest to improve our food systems and pool our knowledge and resources to meet our current food and nutrition challenges head on.” The FAO report, 2017 Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition has revealed that while food security has improved for millions of people in Asia and the Pacific, hunger and malnutrition appear to be rising in some areas, leaving roughly half-a-billion people undernourished. The situation is particularly dire for children below five, with one in four children suffering from stunting – impaired growth and development, often as a result of poor nutrition. At the same time, report also found that obesity is on the rise, with “significant increases” in the prevalence of overweight children over the past 15 years, especially in South Asia (from three per cent to seven per cent) and Oceania (five per cent to nearly 10 per cent). VIDEO: FAO and Government of Bangladesh carry out project in southern delta region with USAID fund, contributing to improving food security of women and children. Credit: FAO The report was released Friday at a regional symposium on sustainable food systems in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Organized by FAO, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank, the symposium focuses on policies that can improve food systems, and promote better nutrition and healthier diets. The event was opened by the FAO Special Goodwill Ambassador for Zero Hunger in the region, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who urged participants to work together to find solutions. “The world has committed to zero hunger and improving nutrition as a key outcome of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We must look at improving our current systems of production and patterns of consumption, and set a course of action,” she said. The symposium is a component of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025, which aims to increase investments and actions to improve people’s diets and nutrition. Graph: Prevalence of undernourishment in Asia-Pacific Video: Safer poultry for better nutrition
Oxford University will offer places with lower grades to students from disadvantaged backgrounds for the first time in its 900-year history.The radical scheme marks a “sea change” in the university’s admissions process. However, it comes amid criticism from middle-class Oxford rejects and headteachers that private school students are being “squeezed out” by the University’s current diversity drive.From 2020, 250 state school students will receive free tuition and accommodation as part of a multi-million-pound recruitment bid for disadvantaged students.However, 50 students in the new intake – which will include refugees and young carers – will be eligible to receive offers “made on the basis of lower contextual A-level grades, rather than the university’s standard offers”. Last year Labour MP David Lammy became embroiled in a Twitter row with Oxford University after he dubbed the institution “a bastion of white, middle class, southern privilege”. It came following data that revealed that eight of the 29 colleges included in a report accepted fewer than three black applicants in the past three years.In 2017, Oxford admitted more pupils from the private Westminster School (49), than it did black students (48).Earlier this month The Telegraph reported that black students were failing to apply for the University of Cambridge, according to Professor Graham Virgo, its pro-vice-chancellor, because there is a lack of Afro-Caribbean hairdressers in the city.A number of top universities have launched “contextual offer” schemes in recent years, where pupils from poor backgrounds or lower-performing state schools can gain entry with lower grades.Bristol University launched a scheme in 2016 whereby courses that may typically require top grades at A-level will be offered to “high potential” pupils from local schools with grades as low as C.From September, students on an “access” scheme at University College London will also be made offers of up to two grades below what is ordinarily required.However, the diversity drive has sparked frustration among some in the education sector. Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, head of the £36,000-a-year Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, said that the number of privately-educated children getting places at Oxbridge had been “driven down” as part of efforts to boost diversity. Typical offers from the university usually range between A*A*A and AAA depending on the subject. However, those studying under the new scheme could be accepted into the university with offers as low as ABB. This marks the first time under the current admissions system that lower grades will be accepted from some students.In an announcement today, the University revealed that it will launch two new programmes, entitled Opportunity Oxford and Foundation Oxford, in a bid to boost diversity. Both schemes will be fully funded by the university. However, The Telegraph understands that education bosses will look into donor funding in the coming months. 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. Foundation Oxford will be open to 50 students with “high academic potential” who have personally experienced particularly severe disadvantage or educational disruption – as well as refugees and carers – and will last for a year. Students will have to pass the ‘Foundation’ year before being admitted to their undergraduate course.Meanwhile, Opportunity Oxford will run for two weeks and is aimed at 200 students from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who are on track for the required grades, but who “need additional support to transition successfully from school to Oxford”.By 2023 the university aims for 25 per cent of its intake to hail from the UK’s most under-represented backgrounds, up from the 15 per cent currently. He recently told The Times that private-school parents claimed that their children were being “edged out” by social engineering.Both of Oxford University’s new schemes are tailored for bright but low-income pupils who are offered a place but struggle to meet the final requirements, or need help making the transition.Participants will all be based at Oxford colleges before they continue on to the undergraduate degree for which they were admitted. Prof Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford, said that the new recruitment drive marks “a sea change in Oxford admissions”.”Colleagues from across the University, its colleges and departments have united behind a commitment to accelerate the pace at which we are diversifying our student body and ensuring that every academically exceptional student in the country knows that they have a fair chance of a place at Oxford,” she said.Universities are coming under increasing pressure from the higher education regulator to admit more students from ethnic minorities and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Updated 19.30A NUMBER OF passengers on a United Airlines flight that landed in Dublin Airport this morning sustained minor injuries when the plane lost height while in the air after experiencing severe turbulence.It is understood that the Boeing 757, which was flying from New York, lost altitude suddenly during the descent into Dublin. It landed safely in the airport just before 7am.TheJournal.ie understands that one elderly person was taken to hospital by ambulance with a cut to their head and seven other passengers were treated at the scene for minor surface injuries.A spokesperson for United Airlines said the plane encountered “severe turbulence” during its descent, during which the seatbelt sign was illuminated.“The Boeing 757 with 129 customers and 8 crew on board landed safely at Dublin Airport where it was met by medical personnel and United customer service staff,” the spokesperson said.“One customer was taken to hospital to receive medical attention and has since been discharged. Seven other customers sustained minor injuries and were released by medical services,” he said.A Dublin Airport Authority spokesperson confirmed that emergency services did attend and there were no issues with the plane on the runway.United Airlines said it is conducting a review into what happened.This article was first published at 12pm.Read: “Mechanical issue” forces UA flight to make Dublin emergency landing>
THE GOVERNMENT MUST address the suspension a number of staff at a care facility “as a matter of priority”, TD Colm Keaveney has said.In this first statement as Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on disabilities and mental health, Deputy Keaveney questioned how long the allegations into standards of care at Stewarts Care Ltd have been known to health authorities.A number of staff at Stewarts Care in Palmerstown, Dublin, a facility which provides services for those with intellectual disabilities, have been suspended over allegations of abuse or neglect.“Now more than ever it is extremely important that there is public confidence in [these] services,” Keaveney said.300 peopleThe institution operates residential services for 300 people, and a number of day services for twice that number.They describe themselves as working “with the most profoundly disabled people with whom other services cannot easily cope”.It also offers a range of pre-school services children with “a developmental delay”.Keaveney called on Minister Kathleen Lynch to address the issue, saying the “most robust monitoring and investigation” is required to deal with such allegations of abuse at these institutions.The former Labour party chairman joined Fianna Fáil earlier this week following his departure from the Labour party last year.Read: “Colm Keaveney would join Hezbollah if he thought it would advance his career” >