DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ray Parks wins ABL Local MVP for 3rd straight year Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles TIP-INSRaptors: Only lost three straight games once during the regular season after a 12-1 start. … Pascal Siakam played 28 minutes after being doubtful because of a right calf injury. He started 0 for 8 before making his first basket with 4:15 left in the third quarter. He finished 2 for 10. … Leonard had 14 rebounds.76ers: Embiid only took four shots in the first 32 minutes. He missed three straight free throws at one point in the fourth quarter. … Harris had 16 points but shot 7 for 23, including 2 for 13 from beyond the arc.UP NEXTGame 5 is Tuesday in Toronto. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments LATEST STORIES “Just really growing up learning from great players, I was fortunate enough to be on some good teams early,” Leonard said, “so I was able to see defenses and go on deep playoff runs and I feel that helped me out today.”Marc Gasol scored 16, Kyle Lowry had 14 and the Raptors rebounded after consecutive losses to reclaim home-court advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We needed some punch around the roster,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “It was a different mentality. Guys were looking to shoot, taking the first shot that was there.”Game 5 is Tuesday night in Toronto. Following a turnover, Embiid missed a layup. Leonard then nailed a step-back 3 to put Toronto up 94-90. Danny Green made four free throws in the final minute to ice it.Brown called Leonard’s 3-pointer a “backbreaker” and compared his ability to create his own shot to Kobe Bryant. The 3 came right before the shot clock expired and Leonard had Embiid in his face.“I came off a pick-and-roll. They were switching. Embiid is a good defender, long, and I just wanted to get it to the back of the rim,” Leonard said.Playing before a raucous crowd, the Sixers failed to take control of the series and now must win at least one more game on the road to advance.“We got humbled,” Butler said.Serge Ibaka made the defensive play of the game in the second quarter, racing back down the floor to reject Tobias Harris during Philadelphia’s 3-on-1 fast break. But the Raptors missed a shot on the opposite end and Embiid answered with an emphatic dunk.Later in the quarter, Embiid blocked Ibaka and found Ben Simmons for a dunk. Embiid blocked Ibaka again 35 seconds later and Butler hit an 11-footer. Butler’s 3-pointer with a second left in the second quarter got the Sixers within 47-45 at halftime.Leonard scored six points during a 13-0 run in the first quarter to help the Raptors take a 22-11 lead. But the Sixers outscored Toronto 10-2 to cut the deficit to 24-21 after one.SIGHTINGSFormer Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and All-Star outfielder Shane Victorino of the 2008 World Series championship team rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell to start the game. … Sixers Hall of Famer “Dr. J” Julius Erving sat in a suite. … Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce and Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz sat courtside and Hall of Famer Terrell Owens received the loudest ovation in the “circle of stars.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 05: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors reacts after making a three point basket against the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth quarter of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 5, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Raptors defeated the 76ers 101-96. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFPPHILADELPHIA — Kawhi Leonard got some help from his teammates to stay close and then finished it off himself.Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-96 on Sunday to even the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Jimmy Butler scored 29 and JJ Redick had 19 for Philadelphia. The 76ers are trying to reach the conference finals for the first time since Allen Iverson led them to the NBA Finals in 2001.Toronto, which earned the No. 2 seed after winning 58 games, has been bounced out in the semis two straight seasons.Joel Embiid struggled after scoring 33 points in Philadelphia’s 21-point victory in Game 3. The All-Star center played through an illness and only had 11. Sixers coach Brett Brown said Embiid texted him early in the morning saying he wasn’t sure if he could play.“To his credit, he willed his way through it,” Brown said.Butler banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the circle as the shot clock expired after briefly losing the ball to give the Sixers an 84-81 lead in the fourth. But Gasol answered with a 3 to tie it and the Raptors went up 89-85 on Leonard’s jumper. Butler and Leonard traded a pair of free throws before Redick hit a 3 to cut it to 91-90 with 2:07 left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Bhopal, Sep 21 (PTI) Former Chief Justice of India Ramesh Chandra Lahoti has called upon youth to extend a helping hand to the poor, exploited and downtrodden people. “Adorn your personality with qualities and values. Be a savior of India. Extend your helping hand to the poor, deprived, downtrodden and exploited and follow the words of Swami Vivekananda — awake, arise and stop not till the goal is achieved…”, Lahoti said last evening while addressing the Jagran Lakecity Universitys first convocation ceremony. He also called upon the students to give importance to values in their lives while treading on the path of success. “While being a man of success it is of paramount significance to become a man of values,” the former CJI said. On the occasion, the University conferred honorary doctorates on two outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through their major contributions to their profession and to society. Daisaku Ikeda, President – Soka Gakkai International Buddhist Organisation – was conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Humanities and Arts). This award was given to Ikeda in recognition of his untiring pursuits of peace and love for humanity. Besides, Neelabh Banerjee, worlds leading cartoonist and communicator was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (Media and Communication). The first batch of students was conferred with the degrees for completing their courses in different streams. “We will always be in touch with them through the JLU Alumni Association which has specifically been constituted so that its alumni are in constant touch with their alma mater,” Chancellor of JLU Hari Mohan Gupta said. PTI MAS LAL NRB PVIadvertisement
Another day, another Chinese smartphone in the fray: this time round it’s from a relatively lesser known brand (in India) of the name Meizu. Geeks would know (and remember) the company from back in the day when its phones mysteriously crept up topping almost all of benchmark listings. The company launched its affordable yet very interesting phone, the M3 Note in India on Wednesday .Priced at just under Rs 10,000 the Meizu M3 Note looks remarkably like the iPhone 6S, much like the company’s other premiere phones. The company doesn’t care, and we don’t mind. After all, it’s not every day (read, never) that you get an iPhone for that low a price as the M3 Note. The iPhone resemblance doesn’t end there, but it extends way beyond in how it works as well. Then again, Meizu doesn’t care, and we don’t mind. After all many Chinese OEMs are trying to mimic the iPhone in more ways than one. Meizu is just another drop in the ocean.Still, it’s not every day (read, never) that you get an iPhone for that low a price as the M3 Note. In all fairness, the M3 Note with its pretty well-to-do spec sheet looks like the new budget phone to beat, on paper. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 had our attention for quite some time now. It’s safe to say, the Meizu M3 Note has got our attention divided for good.If you’ve had a brush in with the Meizu MX5, you’ll be well at home with the M3 Note. The M3 Note looks nothing like its predecessor phone, aka the M2 Note and instead takes a whole new route, that of the MX5 that is. The MX5 costs just under Rs 20,000 and has a magnificent all-metal body — that screams out iPhone from almost every nook and corner — therefore to have a similar design (and build) in a phone that costs under Rs 10,000 is a step worth vouching for any day.advertisementAlso Read: Meizu MX5 review: Looks like iPhone 6, performs like Android The M3 Note boasts of an all-metal body, well almost. The top and bottom are plastic with brushed metal finish to accommodate for the antennas. Meanwhile, rounded edges and rounded corners make the M3 Note look seamlessly smooth and attractive. The M3 Note is a slippery phone and you will have to learn to live with it if you consider buying one.The front of the M3 Note (unlike the MX5) has a 2.5D curved glass that makes the display pop while also enhancing its looks. The volume rocker and the power button are on the right while a dualSIM hybrid slot rests on the left. The speaker placement and microUSB out are placed just the way that they are on the MX5 that is at the bottom edge.If we were to pick the best-looking smartphone at under Rs 10,000 right now, it has to be the Meizu M3 Note. Period! The phone’s equally good in the hands too minus all that slipperiness that it brings to the table.The M3 Note comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD screen with a 1080×1920 pixel resolution. While colours appear well-saturated for the most part, its brightness levels do leave you asking for more. The M3 Note may work just fine indoors, but it is the outside bright sunny environment that sadly takes the better of it.The Meizu M3 Note is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor coupled with Mali T860MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via hybrid microSD card slot. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Flyme 5 OS which the company’s custom skin on top of Android.The undertone is pretty straightforward. If you’re familiar with iOS, then you’ll find yourself home. Yes, the physical home button — which is also a fingerprint scanner — is your ticket to everything. While a gentle tap on it takes you back, a full-on press takes you back to the home screen. Second is getting to the app switcher, which if you haven’t used the iPhone could be baffling (remember, there are no other buttons). A swipe up from the lower end of the screen opens the recently opened apps. You swipe up to kill individual apps, while a gentle press locks them in their position.Flyme 5 brings in crucial improvements over the outgoing Flyme 4.5. More prominently, the confusing stacked card interface of the settings menu is gone. It is replaced by a regular menu much like it is in the case of other Android UIs. Other notable additions are batch management, multi-window support and in-house theme engine with India-specific content.advertisementIn our brief usage, we found the M3 Note quite nippy and responsive, and its UI quite slick: a visible improvement over Flyme 4.5. Then again, we reserve our final verdict on performance and other intricacies for our full review of the phone.The M3 Note sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. There’s also a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.Also Read: Meizu M2 Review: Pocket rocket for less than Rs 7,000The phone is backed by a 4,100mAh battery which is bigger than what the Redmi Note 3 has to offer.Meizu has priced the M3 Note at Rs 9,999. The Redmi Note 3 is available in two RAM/internal memory variants. Prices start at Rs 9,999 (2GB RAM/16GB memory) and go all the way up to Rs 11,999 (3GB RAM/32GB memory). On paper, the M3 Note is cheaper than the Redmi Note 3 by Rs 2,000 which makes it an even more lucrative deal than Xiaomis offering. Both the phones are available via flash sale, so its equally frustrating to buy either. There are other phones in and around this price point that are good, but none of them offer a build as premium as either of the two phones. Watch this space for our full review of the Meizu M3 Note.
Manchester City possess the steel to grind out results in the Premier League title race and are ready to out-battle leaders Chelsea on Saturday, according to forward Raheem Sterling. (Latest Football stories)Pep Guardiola’s third-placed side host Antonio Conte’s in-form Blues on Saturday knowing victory would put them top, for 24 hours at least.”Most of the teams that cause us problems do so by playing more direct with long balls, they probably think we don’t fancy it but we want to win the league so we’re up for a fight,” England international Sterling said.”We’re together as a whole and we know we can grind out a result. That’s the most important thing.”If you want to be up there at the end of the season fighting for the title then you have to be competing in games like this against your big rivals.”Guardiola’s team have lost only once in the league this season, winning nine and drawing three, but have only kept two clean sheets in 13 matches.Chelsea have kept six in their last seven games – all wins – so Sterling is expecting chances to be at a premium.”Chelsea are solid at the back and in the attacking areas they have great players who can win a game,” he said.”We just need to play our football. We know how we can play and how we have been playing throughout the season. We just need to buy-in to the manager’s tactics and go out there and fight.advertisement”Hopefully, we can be the more clinical team on the day and take our chances.”While Sterling has impressed under Guardiola, City’s main goal threat remains Sergio Aguero who has scored 10 league goals this season, the same as Chelsea’s Diego Costa.Aguero scored four times against Chelsea last season, including a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge, and Sterling believes he is key to City’s hopes of winning the title.”In the games where it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a goal he comes out of the blue. Whether it’s a tap-in or a 30-yard screamer, he’s got all sorts of finishes,” said Sterling, who has four league goals this season, only two less than he managed in the whole of last season.”He’s an amazing, world-class striker. His goals are always vital, he scores the decisive goals and that’s the sort of player that you need in your team.”Chelsea travel to the North West having lost six of their last eight games at City in all competitions but are on their best winning streak in a single season since 2006-07.
After Big Shopping Days sale, Flipkart is now gearing up to organise a three-days’ New Pinch Days sale on its website. The sale will start from December 15 and go on till December 17. The e-commerce company will offers discounts on phones like Lenovo K8 Plus, Galaxy On5, Galaxy J3 Pro and other Galaxy phones. The New Pinch Days Sale will also cover electronics, kitchen appliances, fashion apparels, home and furniture. Pixel 2, OnePlus 5T are also seen on the sale’s sneak peak page.Flipkart has also teased a ‘Hero offer of the year’ on the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt, 64GB model. The company has asked to guess the new price of the phone to win a free Galaxy On Nxt. There’s 10 per cent instant discount for shoppers using HDFC debit and credit cards. There’s a banner in the top section of the page that reads ‘massive discounts to celebrate the new year’ beside the images of the Mi A1 and a Vivo phone.The company through its sneak peak page informs that there would up to 80 per cent off on all these sections. There are no cost EMI and exchange offers across all categories. There will also be contests like Bid & win, Celeb Diaries and Spend to enter.While some of the offers on Flipkart have still not been made public, here are some of the top discounted phones seen on the sale’s sneak peak page:1. Galaxy J3 Pro, 2GB at Rs 6,990: Originally priced at Rs 8,490, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro will sell at Rs 6,990 during the sale. Equipped with S Bike mode, the J3 Pro was launched last year in April. The phone features a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.advertisement2. Galaxy On5 at Rs 6,490: Samsung Galaxy On5 will sell at Rs 6,490 during the sale. The phone sells at Rs 6,490 on other days. Launched in 2015, the Galaxy On5 5 is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor and comes with 1.5GB of RAM. The phone runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 2600mAh removable battery.3. Galaxy On Max , 4GB at Rs 14,900: Samsung Galaxy OnMax will be available at Rs 14,900 during the Flipkart New Pinch Days sale. The device originally costs Rs 16,900. Launched in July 2017, the Galaxy On Max is powered by a 1.69GHz octa-core MediaTek MTK P25 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android Nougat and comes supports dual SIM.4. Lenovo K8 Plus at Rs 8,999: Launched this year in September at Rs 10,999, the Lenovo K8 Plus will witness a price cut of Rs 2000, lowering the selling price to Rs 8,999. The phone features a 5.2-inch display, powered by 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and backed by a 4000mAh battery. Also Read: Xiaomi Mi A1 gets Rs 1000 price cut, is now best phone to buy under Rs 15,000 for most people5. Oppo F3 Plus, 6GB at Rs 17,990: The Oppo F3 Plus will set at Rs 17,990 against its original price of Rs 22,990. There will also be an extra Rs 5000 off exchange, meaning you can get the phone at Rs 12,990. The Oppo F3 Plus is powered by 1.95GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery and runs Android 6.0.6. Honor 9i, 4GB RAM at Rs 17,999: Honor 9i, the phone with four cameras on other days costs Rs 19,999. However the phone will be available at Rs 17,999 during the New Pinch Days sale. The phone comes with dual rear cameras and dual front cameras.7. Moto X4, 4GB RAM at Rs 20,999: Powered by Snapdragon 630, the Moto X4 will sell at Rs 20,999 during the sale. The actual price of the phone is Rs 22,999.8. Moto Z2 Play, 4GB RAM at Rs 24,999: The Moto Z2 Play will receive a price cut of Rs 3000 and will sell at Rs 24,999 during the sale. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 626 and features a 5.5-inch fullHD display.9. Mi Mix 2, 6GB at Rs 32,999: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be available at Rs 32,999 during the sale. The phone sells at Rs 37,999 on other days. The phone sports a 5.99-inch display and is powered by Snapdragon 835.10. HTC U11 at Rs 44,999: The HTC’s squeezable phone U11 will be available at Rs 44,999 during the sale. The phone originally costs Rs 53,990 on other days.
Defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian earned spots on the U.S. team that will defend its title at the Women’s World Cup.All three were widely considered to be on the bubble for the 23-player roster announced Thursday by coach Jill Ellis.Krieger started against Belgium on April 7, her first appearance since an exhibition against Russia on April 6, 2017. It will be the third World Cup for the 34-year-old right back, who has 99 international appearances.The youngest player on the squad for the 2015 World Cup in Canada, Brian has struggled with injuries in recent years and has played just once this year, in a January exhibition against France. But the 26-year-old has experience, with 78 international appearances.FILE – In this April 5, 2018, file photo, United States’ Allie Long (20) blocks Mexico’s Renae Cuellar (21) path to the goal during the second half of an international friendly soccer match, in Jacksonville, Fla. Defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian have been included on the U.S. national team roster for the Women’s World Cup in France. All three were widely considered on the bubble for the 23-player roster announced Thursday, May 2, 2019, by coach Jill Ellis. The United States is the defending champion of soccer’s premier tournament, which starts on June 7. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)Long, 31, has been in and out of the national team after making playing in the 2016 Olympics.Ellis said players “challenged the coaches to make some tough decisions.”“These 23 players have been through adversity and success, and it’s a group that has the talent, confidence, experience and desire to help us win the World Cup,” the coach said in a statement.The tournament in France starts June 7, and the U.S. has first-round matches against Thailand, Chile and Sweden.Carli Lloyd made her fourth World Cup squad, most among the players picked Thursday.Lloyd, 36, scored three goals the 5-2 U.S. victory over Japan in the 2015 World Cup final in Canada, but she likely will have a support role in France, playing off the bench. The oldest player on the roster, she is among nine U.S. women to have played in four or more World Cups.“Even though this is my fourth World Cup roster, it’s just as special as the first one I was named to. It’s a different chapter of my career,” Lloyd said.FILE – In this April 5, 2018, file photo, United States’ Morgan Brian (6) controls the ball in front of Mexico’s Cristina Ferral (7) during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, in Jacksonville, Fla. Defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian have been included on the U.S. national team roster for the Women’s World Cup in France. All three were widely considered on the bubble for the 23-player roster announced Thursday, May 2, 2019, by coach Jill Ellis. The United States is the defending champion of soccer’s premier tournament, which starts on June 7. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)Defender Tierna Davidson, the U.S. Soccer Federation’s 2018 Young Player of the Year, is the youngest player on the roster at 20. Davidson skipped her senior season at Stanford and was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s National Women’s Soccer League draft by the Chicago Red Stars.In addition to Krieger, defenders Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn made their third World Cup team, joining forwards Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.“I knew there would be another opportunity, or at least a small chance, and I wanted to make sure I was fully prepared for that chance,” Krieger said. “I never lost sight of trying to play at the World Cup and if I didn’t make it, I could be satisfied that at least I did everything I could to have a chance.”Crystal Dunn, the last player left off the roster for the 2015 World Cup, had 15 goals in the NWSL that year and is among 11 Americans headed to their first World Cup.Players who didn’t make the roster but were also thought to be on the bubble were midfielders McCall Zerboni and Andi Sullivan, and defender Casey Short.The roster must be submitted to FIFA by May 24.The roster:Goalkeepers: Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars).Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).Midfielders: Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Allie Long (Reign), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage).FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Utah Royals), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (Reign).By: Anne M. Peterson, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
New Delhi, Sep 10 (PTI) Leading private sector lender ICICI Bank has filed insolvency petition against Jaiprakash Associates before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).The Allahabad bench of NCLT has asked ICICI bank to serve notice to its corporate debtor Jaiprakash Associates within three days and directed Jaypee group firm to file reply by September 17.If NCLT allows the plea of the ICICI bank, then this will be the second company of the crisis hit Jaypee group facing insolvency.”Financial creditor is directed to serve notice on the corporate debtor and file affidavit of service within three days. Reply, if any, may be filed within seven days,” said NCLT in its order Monday.The tribunal has directed to list the matter on September 17 for next hearing.While, confirming the development, Jaiprakash Associates informed the exchanges, “The Company has been given time to file its reply within seven days and the matter is listed for September 17, 2018”.The Supreme Court, on August 9, while ordering restart of the corporate insolvency resolution process against Jaypee Infratech, had allowed banks to file a similar petition against Jaiprakash Associates.Jaiprakash Associates, the flagship firm of the debt-ridden Jaypee group is a diversified infrastructure company engaged in engineering, construction or real estate development, manufacture or marketing of cement, hospitality and sports management.The total debt of Jaypee group has crossed over Rs 70,000 crore and the same has come down below Rs 30,000 crore after the group sold cement and other businesses.To revive its business operations and repay the debt, the company divested a substantial portion of its cement business, with a capacity of 17.2 million tonnes per annum, to UltraTech Cement Ltd at an enterprise value of Rs 16,189 crore.advertisementThe Jaypee group is facing a debt crisis and its group firm Jaypee Infratech Ltd has been taken over by a National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)-appointed interim resolution professional for the recovery of bad loans.Jaypee Infratech has an outstanding debt of nearly Rs 9,800 crore, of which Rs 4,334 crore pertains to IDBI. Other lenders are — IIFCL, LIC, SBI, Corporation Bank, Syndicate Bank, Bank Of Maharashtra, ICICI Bank, Union Bank, IFCI, J&K Bank, Axis Bank and Srei Equipment Finance Ltd.Jaypee Infratech is developing about 32,000 flats, of which it has delivered 9,500 apartments.Jaypee Infratech currently has about Rs 24,000 crore worth assets, including land parcels, Yamuna Expressway and a hospital, sources had earlier said.Jaypee Group had submitted Rs 750 crore in the registry of the Supreme Court for refund to buyers.However, this amount has now been transferred to NCLT as per the order of the apex court. PTI KRH MJH KRH BALBAL
What Cheteshwar Pujara did in Australia circa 2018-19 will not be forgotten in a hurry. 521 runs from four Tests as India registered their first-ever Test series win on Australian soil will forever be counted among the greatest feats by an Indian batsman overseas.It was not only the runs that will be remembered. Pujara’s effort was an exhibition of Test-batting masterclass, the likes of which the world was beginning to forget.In a span of 1258 deliveries and close to 30 hours, the man from Rajkot told the world that there is still place for traditional Test batting in the era of franchise-based T20 leagues.But even as Pujara bullied Australia in their own den, his father Arvind was undergoing a heart surgery at the exact moment he was battling in the fourth and final Test in Sydney.”Firstly, I was assured by our family doctors before the Test that he would be okay. He needed the procedure because his heart rate was fluctuating. Dr Patil, who carried out the procedure, was in touch with me and told me to not worry.”I was communicating with my wife, Puja, who was travelling with my father, regularly. I knew he was in the right hands and I could focus on the Test match,” Pujara told ‘The Cricket Monthly’.”The surgery was on January 3, the first day of the Sydney Test. Although it was playing on the back of my mind, I am someone who is really mentally tough, so I could focus on my batting.”The good thing about that particular Test was that I had scored runs in the series. So my confidence was high. I had already played the practice match at the SCG [in November] so I just wanted to capitalise.”I knew the pitch would offer me some shots and I could play my natural game, unlike Adelaide and Melbourne, where I had to work hard to get runs,” he added.Cheteshwar Pujara said he was exhausted because he could not sleep well. However, he was determined to bat Australia out of the final Test and close the door on them as India went on to secure a historic series win.Pujara missed out on a maiden double hundred in Australia by 7 runs after battling hard for the team. But it was his father who consoled him and reminded his son that the double hundred was just a number.”It was not easy to sleep. My body was tired. Mentally I was relaxed because my father’s procedure was done. But I still had to bat well on day two because it was important to build on the start. I had to bat them out of the Test match – that was my goal and that is exactly what happened.”Later that evening my dad told me that the double-hundred was just a number ‘You’ve done the job for the team. Don’t be sad. Seven runs does not mean much, but the job you have done for the team means a lot’.”He is a special person in my life. Puja was telling me that, having undergone the procedure, seeing my score, he talked to all the doctors and they were congratulating him. He was so happy to speak to them about the game. For him it was not the procedure. I think he was only thinking of the Test!,” the 31-year-old said.Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara determined to win Ranji Trophy after cheater taunt in BengaluruAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara, Indian cricket’s marathon man, turns 31Also Read | Pujara hundreds, Pant banter and Dhoni 2.0: Recapping India’s historic Australia tourAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara stars in record chase as Saurashtra reach Ranji Trophy semi-final Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara’s family welcomes him with a cake after record-breaking Australia tour
AFI looks down upon Tejaswin ShankarThe 20-year-old high jumper not considered for Asian Championships despite breaching qualifying markadvertisement Aditya K Halder New DelhiMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 08:49 IST Tejaswin Shankar was not considered for selection in the Asian Championship despite holding the national record (Reuters Photo)The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) came down harshly on high jumper Tejaswin Shankar for skipping the Federation Cup and four Indian Grand Prix as the national record holder was not considered for selection in the Asian Championship contingent next month. It will be held in Doha from April 20.The 20-year-old athlete, who is currently studying on a full scholarship at the Kansas University, US, reasoned with the AFI before the Federation Cup at the beginning of the month that he would have to give the event a skip because of his university exams.The appeal fell deaf on the federation, who responded by saying he must participate in any of the GP or Federation Cup and qualify for the Asian event.As far as his qualification is concerned for the Asian event, Tejaswin made his intent clear to be a medal prospect when he made a jump of national-record equalling leap of 2.28m ( well above the qualifying mark of 2.25m for the Doha event) at the prestigious Big 12 collegiate athletic meet in Texas, a tournament which is under NCWA and did a dope test of all athletes. To make his case stronger, his performance was also captured on the camera.An unconvinced AFI, probably in the dark despite his recent surge, however, discredited him as a non-consistent performer who is not cut out for a medal.”We are ready to miss on a medal prospect because we know he won’t win any medal. His performance on a graph has been up and down,” said AFI president Adille Sumariwalla. “Being national champion doesn’t mean anything, he will have to be a medal contender. If he is part of the TOPS list, we would have thought about it but he is not.”advertisementWhat comes as stark is how the AFI has exempted Neeraj Chopra from competing in events in India. Like Tejaswin, Neeraj trains abroad, in Potchefstroom, South Africa.And when one looks at other athletes who made the team, Javelin thrower Annu Rani, who is often blamed for inconsistency and even failed to make the cut for the Asian Games last year after a confirmatory trial, was given a ticket after she improved her national record with a one-off 62.34m throw.Meanwhile, Tejashwin later reacted on social media after learning AFI’s point of view on him.”I understand that I couldn’t take part in the fed cup and if that’s why I wasn’t considered for selection then I respect that decision. But if this is what (AFI’s) president believes then I’m sorry to say but he has no right to judge if I am good enough or not,” the athlete said on Twitter.Also Read | IPL is fine but let’s not forget India’s 233-medal haul at Special OlympicsAlso Read | Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa in Indian men’s boxing team for Asian ChampionshipsGet 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 Tags :Follow Tejaswin ShankarFollow AFIFollow High JumpFollow Asian championshipsFollow Athletics Federation of India
MONTEGO BAY – Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has highlighted a need for regional financial institutions to adjust their policies and programmes to address the specific requirements of the local population. The Prime Minister was addressing the 39th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Caribbean Association of Banks Inc. at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, on November 15. Mrs. Simpson Miller acknowledged that there were certain non-negotiables related to the fiduciary responsibilities of the financial institutions, noting that increasingly, the regulatory requirements would apply internationally when for example, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), passed into law in the United States (US) in 2010, comes into effect in January next year. She stated however, that “if our indigenous institutions are deserving of special emphasis and attention, there is a greater need for them to recalibrate their policies and programmes to address the specific need of our population”. The Prime Minister pointed to the fact that a significant percentage of the working population throughout the region lies outside the formal tax system. In Jamaica, this percentage is estimated to be in excess of a third. She said that even as the government strives to bring such persons ‘into the fold’, there was a need for the indigenous financial institutions to design programmes which would incorporate such workers and business people into the formal economy. “To do this will demand innovative, and if I may say so, non-traditional methods. However, we simply cannot pretend that we are North America and Europe. To be relevant, we need to design programmes which will maximize the involvement of the vast majority of our people into the formal activities of our countries,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said. Mrs. Simpson Miller further pointed out that the passage of Hurricane Sandy has once again brought home the absolute need for some form of national insurance “to address the need for resources for the reconstruction efforts”. “The simple fact is that whilst in the USA, perhaps 90 per cent of persons who suffer losses following a natural disaster, have some formal insurance, in our case the tragic fact is that the majority of persons who have suffered damage, have no such insurance,” she said. She called on the indigenous financial institutions to “apply their minds at both the regional and national levels to the development of insurance schemes which can assist those of your clients who presently have no such formal link with the existing financial institutions”. She pledged the government’s willingness to collaborate with private sector institutions in exploring the possibilities of setting up such a scheme.
World Maritime News Staff, August 13, 2014; Image: mammoetsalvage zoom Baltic AceDive inspections have shown that the sunken car carrier Baltic Ace has been damaged more than expected, thus suspending the wreck’s lifting operation. As a result, salvours would have to come up with an alternative “storage” plan for the wreck, according to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.The wreck, sitting on the seafloor near the port of Rotterdam, has been extensively cracked by wind, tidal currents and wave action, making the initial salvage method inadequate as the structure is not strong enough to endure the lifting.The Baltic Ace wreck still poses a navigational threat to ships entering Rotterdam as it is situated at depth of 35 meters, only 6 meters from the surface.The Dutch Ministry decided in 2013 to salvage the ship in its entirety. Boskalis and Mammoet Salvage have been contracted in early 2014 for the job for an estimated $91 million (67 million euros).The salvage operation includes the removal of some 540,000 litres of oil that the vessel was carrying along with its cargo.On the evening of 5 December 2012, the Baltic Ace and the container ship Corvus J collided, near the entrance of the Eurogeul, a busy deepwater shipping lane leading to the port of Rotterdam. The Baltic Ace, carrying over 1400 cars, sank immediately. Eleven of the twenty-four crew members on board died in the accident.
Houston: The Indian-American foster mother of Sherin Mathews has got her passport back, nearly a week after charges were dropped against her in connection with the tragic death of her 3-year-old daughter, whose body was discovered in a culvert in suburban Dallas in 2017. Sini Mathews was charged with child endangerment after she left her adoptive daughter Sherin alone at home while she and her husband Wesley Mathews went out for dinner with their 4-four-year old biological daughter on the night before the toddler was reported missing from their house in Richardson, Texas. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingSini had been jailed on a child abandonment charge, but the charge was dismissed after the district attorney said there was not enough evidence to move forward and released her from the Dallas County Jail. On Thursday, a Dallas judge ordered authorities to return Sini’s passport, WBAP, an AM News/Talk radio station in Dallas reported. Defence attorney Heath Harris said the judge had little choice but to return the passport which was taken when Sini was arrested. He said Sini had no plans to go anywhere, but can do so if she chooses so. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”I am blessed,” Sini, a nurse, said after the charges against her were dropped and told the media that she was looking forward to meeting her biological daughter. “I want to thank the DA’s office for dismissing the case and I am looking forward to being reunited with my daughter,” Sini said. She had lost parental rights to her biological daughter who has been adopted by her relatives in Houston. Lawyers are now reviewing options to possibly return her to her mother, Sini, the WBAP report said. Sini’s husband Wesley is still in Dallas County Jail for capital murder linked to Sherin’s death. He will face trial in May this year and is presently being held on a USD 1.1 million bond. Sini and Wesley, who hail from Kerala, adopted Sherin from an orphanage in Bihar in July 2016. After Sherin disappeared, Wesley had first claimed that he had punished her by making her stand outside their home at 3 am for not drinking her milk. After Sherin’s body was found in a culvert a kilometre from their home in October, 2017, Wesley then changed his version to he had tried to feed her the milk and that she choked on it. Wesley was indicted for capital murder by a grand jury and for tampering with evidence. Wesley, if convicted, could face the death penalty or an automatic sentence of life without parole.
3 June 2010An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the need for international inquiries into serious allegations of extrajudicial executions in cases where national probes have been insufficient, citing examples relating to the Gaza Strip and Sri Lanka. In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said as he presented his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC).“Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added.In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.”To assert in such circumstances that matters should be left entirely to a domestic inquiry will generally be tantamount to an “abdication” on the part of the international community, said Mr. Alston, who cited the recent Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza as one example of such a situation.Strongly condemning Israel’s actions, the Human Rights Council yesterday voted to send an independent, international probe into violations of international law resulting from Monday’s incident, which led to loss of life and injuries as well as the detention of activists and goods that were aboard the ships.“I believe that there is a compelling need for an objective and impartial international investigation to ascertain the facts and make recommendations,” said the Special Rapporteur.Mr. Alston also referred to the allegations that as many as 30,000 people were killed in Sri Lanka last year in the closing months of the conflict between Government forces and Tamil rebels and that grave violations of human rights and humanitarian law were committed.“In this case also there is a need for an independent international inquiry,” he said. “While the Council rejected this proposal a year ago, there is now a great deal of new evidence which would warrant effective action.”Mr. Alston also touched on the issues of targeted killings, noting that the practice poses a rapidly growing challenge to the international rule of law; police accountability; and election violence.In addition, he presented his reports on the situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Colombia, Brazil and the Central African Republic (CAR).Like all Special Rapporteurs, Mr. Alston reports to the 47-member Council in an independent and unpaid capacity.
Former Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today to make a statement over the funds he had received from Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owned by Arjun Aloysius.He was questioned for over five hours by the CID before being allowed to leave. Jayasekara had reportedly received the funds from a company registered under Aloysius in 2015.It was reported that Jayasekara had received a cheque of Rs.1 million from Walt & Row Associates in 2015. (Colombo Gazette)
During the interaction with Deputy Minister Dr. Fedah Mohammad Paikan, Ambassador Bulathsinghala apprised him of the possibility of importing high quality pharmaceuticals to Afghanistan from Sri Lanka, as a government to government venture. Discussions will be continued with the Ministry of Public Health seeking potential market in Afghanistan for the products of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka, in keeping with the Economic Diplomacy Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While inspecting the consignment, the Deputy Minister who himself is a Professional Medical Officer, highly appreciated the high quality of Sri Lankan pharmaceuticals and their packaging. A consignment of pharmaceuticals, sent as a gesture of goodwill of President Maithripala Sirisena to the People of Afghanistan, was handed over to the Deputy Minister for Health Service Care Provision of the Afghan Public Health Ministry Dr. Fedah Mohammad Paikan by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Kabul, Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala. The handing over of the consignment, which contained pharmaceuticals from the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka took place at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kabul on 25th February, 2019, the Foreign Ministry said today.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Supreme Court is stepping into a fight that has pitted dozens of members of the Vanderbilt family against a non-profit that owns several well-known mansions in Newport.The disagreement centres on whether the group should be allowed to build a visitors centre on the grounds of the spectacular Vanderbilt mansion The Breakers, a national historic landmark.The high court on Tuesday will hear arguments about two lawsuits over the plan to build the visitors centre on the 13-acre grounds of the mansion, built in the late 1800s by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Opponents — including designer Gloria Vanderbilt and nearly four dozen other members of the Vanderbilt family, as well as dozens of preservationists and others — have said the plan would “permanently mar this national symbol of Newport’s Gilded Age.”The Preservation Society of Newport Country, which owns The Breakers and several other mansions in the wealthy resort town, says it wants to build the visitors centre in a little-used portion of the grounds to better serve its 400,000 annual visitors with improved ticketing and restroom facilities, as well as a place to buy pre-made sandwiches and refreshments. The society is Rhode Island’s largest cultural institution by revenue, bringing in $22 million in 2014.Many of the arguments out of the courtroom focus on whether the project would affect the historical integrity of the landscape that surrounds the 70-room mansion. Tuesday’s arguments are not expected to focus on that question, but rather on the more mundane intricacies of local zoning laws, and whether the Preservation Society should be allowed to serve food on its properties.A neighbours group, the Bellevue-Ochre Point Neighborhood Association, is fighting the city zoning board’s approval of the plan. The lawyer for the neighbours group wrote in papers filed ahead of the arguments that the questions before the court will have “profound and lasting implications” on how land is used in Newport. FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2014, file photo, visitors walk past a lamppost sculpture, right, near an entrance to The Breakers mansion, rear, in Newport, R.I. The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, will hear arguments about two lawsuits over the plan to build the visitors center on the 13-acre grounds of the mansion that has pitted dozens of members of the Vanderbilt family against a nonprofit that owns several well-known mansions in Newport. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) by The Associated Press Posted Oct 23, 2016 7:31 am MDT Last Updated Oct 23, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fight over Vanderbilts’ Breakers mansion goes to high court
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSchools reopen with Teachers supporting GTU strike action over salary impasseSeptember 3, 2018In “latest news”Beating of teacher sparks protest in BerbiceSeptember 28, 2018In “latest news”Teachers’ salary increase: Agreement being tidied up before signing- GTUOctober 23, 2018In “latest news” Teachers in Region Six (East Berbice Corentyne) were forced to queue up for long hours to collect their debuenching monies.Some teachers spent hours away from the classrooms on Wednesday and also Thursdays at the Office of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) where the money was being paid.Some teachers were at the venue since 10:00h on Thursday but were advised to wait since the money was not at the location. However, the money arrived shortly before 12:00h but by the time they were ready to proceed with the payout, only a few teachers received their payments.the teachers in lines on ThursdayThe region has more than 2000 teachers and dozens more who are out of the system that are eligible for the payout.Head of the Region David Armogan was asked about the disrespect meted out to teachers and as such he related that the system that was put in place to do the payout was not properly thought through“I don’t support what is happening here… the Regional Education Officer should have made some arrangement with the REO [Regional Executive Officer] and the cash should have been sent to the respective schools to be given to the teachers”, the Regional Chairman noted.The debunching payout was part of an agreement that the Guyana Teachers Union had with the previous administration.Some of the teachers wait patiently to collect their paymentsSince teachers are paid based on their qualifications, this means that a teacher who has just entered the system is paid the same salary of another that has been in the system for 10 years. With the debunching payment, it is expected that teachers will be eligible for payment based on their years of service.
Vale recently announced that work on the foundation plates of the future S11D plant’s secondary iron ore screening unit has already concluded. Similar to a reinforced concrete slab laid directly on the subsoil, this type of structure is used to ensure uniform distribution of the weight of the buildings it supports. The construction work, which involved laying the foundations of the three buildings responsible for the final iron ore screening process, was concluded in late July. In all, the project used more than 22,000 m3 of concrete. The next stage, which has already begun, involves construction of the pillars that will support the modules. The site is expected to be ready to receive the initial structures by December.From a mining standpoint, the four fully mobile crushing stations for overburden removal from Sandvik have been assembled and are in place awaiting completion of other elements of the project infrastructure. These PF200 rigs, first mentioned by IM back in 2012, incorporate 11,500 t/h CR810 hybrid double roll crushers measuring 1.8 m by 4 m. Each PF200 forms the basis of one overburden line; with four P&H 4100 rope shovels loading them. Sandvik is supplying in addition the belt wagons, face conveyors, out of pit conveyors, conveyors to spreaders and the spreaders themselves.In its second quarter 2014 report, Vale stated that S11D (including mine, plant and associated logistics referred to as CLN S11D), had “reached 32% of combined physical progress in 2Q14 and is progressing according to plan. During the quarter, Vale initiated the installation of precast foundations for the long distance conveyor belt, realised the first detonation on the mine site and concluded the grinding and secondary screening foundations for the plant.”
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.1.#MADIBA: The world is waking up without Nelson Mandela today. An emotional Barack Obama said that the former South African President “belongs to the ages“. Mandela had visited Ireland three times since his release in 1990.2.#BLACKOUT: Workers at ESB will go to the Labour Relations Commission today in a bid to avoid industrial action that would plunge the country into darkness in the run-up to Christmas.3.#PENSIONS: Pensioners at Aer Lingus have filed a complaint to the Pensions Board, saying that their pensions are at risk. The group claim that the method used to redress cuts to their superannuation scheme is not fair.4.#SENTENCING: 13 prisoners who were serving life sentences and released early were recalled to prison between 2001 and 2012. The prisoners were recalled for various reasons, the Department of Justice has revealed.5.#MICHAELA: The defence lawyer of one of the men cleared of the murder of Irish woman Michaela McAreavey has been arrested in Mauritius, the Irish Independent reports. It is understand that Ravi Rutnah is accused of conspiring to influence the jury.6.#DISBANDED: A group that was established to smooth out the legal process for families of children who suffer catastrophic injuries at birth has been disbanded. The “no-fault” compensation group will not meet again, the Department of Health has confirmed.7.#HORIZON 2020: A multi-billion euro fund will help Ireland meet “the challenges of our time”, the Minister of State for Research and Innovation has told TheJournal.ie. The programme will see €79 billion disbursed to research and innovation businesses across Europe over the next seven years.8.#AFRICA: French troops are arriving in the Central African Republic today after clashes killed over 100 people yesterday. The country is close to a genocide, world leaders have been warned. French President Francois Hollande says France is acting immediately to help avoid that scenario. [RTÉ]9.#CHARITY: A Cork mother is appealing for help in raising €35,000 for vital surgery for her twin daughters. Audrey Murnane’s twins Zoe and Maya have an offer of the much-needed surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital – but the bill must be paid within ten days.
SONY HAS REVEALED its cloud-streaming service Playstation Now, which will allow users to stream and play old Playstation games on their PS4 or smartphone.The service, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier today, will allow gamers to stream PS1, PS2 and PS3 games and play them on their Sony device.The President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, said it will be released as a closed beta to US users at the end of January. It’s expected that the company will begin a rollout of the service over the summer.Playstation Now will be available on the PS4 and PS3 first, before being followed by the PS Vita. Sony Bravia TVs released this year will support the service, as well as smartphones and tablets. The first games to be released on the service will include The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls.House also revealed that the PS4 has sold up to 4.2 million units since 28th December, double the 2.1 million units sold during the first two weeks of its release.As well as Playstation Now, Sony also announced a cloud-based TV service that will provide live TV, video on demand and a DVR service to users. The company plans to start testing it in the US later this year.Read: A brief history of the Sony Playstation >Read: Playstation and Xbox had this cute exchange on Twitter >