Deja vu as Horn pulls off a Bradley on Pacquiao

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trainer Atlas blasts Horn’s UD win: You’re not supposed to get it for trying hard Five years ago, Pacquiao suffered a highly-disputed defeat to Bradley by split decision despite out-boxing the American throughout the bout.READ: NBA players, US celebrities upset over Horn win, say PacquiaoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAgainst Bradley, the CompuBox, which records the number of punches thrown and landed by both boxers, depicted that Pacquiao landed 253 total punches as compared to the American’s 159. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:06Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Against Horn, Pacquiao also out-landed his foe, 182 to 92, despite the Aussie throwing 52 more punches.Pacquiao thew 573 punches in total, 32% of which hit Horn. The Filipino ring legend also landed 123 power shots as compared to Horn’s 73.READ: Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision winAll three judges scored in favor of the hometown bet, 117-111, 115-113, 115-113, to the delight of the packed Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.Bradley, who is now a boxing commentator, is actually in attendance, calling the fight alongside his trainer Teddy Atlas, who couldn’t hide dismay over the unanimous decision win.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? Horn answers questions about his victory over Pacquiao8.2K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao’s shocking loss to Jeff Horn on Sunday in Brisbane, Australia was deja vu.Pacquiao dropped a unanimous decision and yielded his WBO welterweight title to Horn in controversial fashion that brought back memories of the Filipino ring icon’s stunning setback at the hands of Timothy Bradley in 2012.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cool Ashish has feet on ‘floor’

first_imgIf you thought Ashish Kumar was good only on the floor or the vault, you are mistaken. You should know that the 19-year-old also carries a cool head on his shoulders.Yet, what separates him from other boys of his age is the confidence he oozes of a man with his feet firmly planted on the ground. This may have something to do with the sport that Ashish pursues.After all, India has never seen a gymnast like him as he made it to the Asian Games final on Saturday. Talk about his achievements – he is in the final of the floor exercise and is fourth behind two Chinese and a Korean – or the Commonwealth Games (CWG) medals at home, and he does not hesitate in crediting foreign expert Vladimir Chertkov for the success.Ashish is not unduly bothered about the final outcome – he insists on giving his best and leaving the rest to the judges and God. Above all, he is also not worrying about Chertkov flying out of this city.Undoubtedly, Ashish owes his success to him but on Saturday the American of Russian origin had packed his bags. During the course of an exclusive interview to Mail Today, Ashish never sounded over-confident. The boy from Allahabad says after having done his routines, he goes back to his room and quietly analysis what he did. He pays attention to mistakes and looks at ways of improvement. And that is what has made Ashish a successful gymnast.advertisementHe touches upon his routine sets which he feels he is good at but says what can fetch him good points are the triple somersault dismount. He does realise that this one element – the most difficult as even an experienced gymnast can be erratic when landing – has its problems but he is going to give it a try in the final on Tuesday.Talking on the field at the Asian Games here, Ashish insists it is no less than an Olympics or the world championships. “You have the best of gymnasts in the Chinese and the Koreans. They are second to none in the world. Competing against them is not only a huge experience but also to my advantage. I always pick up some intrinsic elements they do,” he says.Indeed, having watched them from close quarters, Ashish realises the need for dusting up some of his crucial flaws. “I know what I want to do but when it comes to execution, I make mistakes and lose vital points. I need some polishing here. And that’s where a coach can be of great help,” he reveals.So, does he miss Chertkov at a time when he would have been of great help during the finals? “I came to know about his leaving China the night before my event. I felt very bad and went to talk to him.”He wished me well and advised me on certain things. I did feel his absence on the competition day. But then I remembered that ultimately I have to perform,” said Ashish, not wanting emotions to overpower him.He also realises how important it is for him to do well at the Games to motivate his teammates here. “They are always praying for me to win a medal. I know this because the profile of the sport in the country can go several notches up if I manage to win a medal. But personally I feel we need to develop a lot if we want to see more gymnasts making real progress at the international stage,” he says.Giving credit to all concerned, Ashish says gymnastics in the country has improved on many counts after the CWG, with government and the Sports Authority of India help coming in.”Today we have new equipment and good coaches. But you must have a foreign coach like Chertkov who can shape us well besides helping our coaches do well,” he concludes.His Indian coach Ashok Mishra and team manager Satpal Kaur are, for the moment, pinning their hopes on Ashish not because he has entered the floor final, but because of the boy’s burning desire to do well on the big stage.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Pune look to keep hopes alive against table-toppers Mumbai

first_imgSix straight defeats weighing them down, the Pune Warriors’ enormous task of keeping their wafer-thin hopes of advancing to the play-offs alive won’t get any easier as they take on table-toppers Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.The two teams are at opposite ends of the table going into their ninth round clash at the DY Patil Stadium, with Mumbai losing only two matches and Pune winning only two. Pune have got a shot in the arm with the inclusion of the Sourav Ganguly in place Ashish Nehra in their squad, but he is unlikely to get a game on Wednesday itself.In this Indian version of a local derby, the first leg clash between these two neighbouring city franchises had ended in defeat for Pune as they were shot out for a measly 112 before showing some fight. Mumbai went on to a seven-wicket triumph courtesy a last ball six by Rohit Sharma on that occasion.The Warriors have only fleetingly displayed a combined effort. On days when their batting clicked, the bowlers have gone off target and vice versa.The absence of some key players, especially South African opener Graeme Smith who picked up a freak injury after colliding with team-mate Rahul Sharma on the field while going for a high catch early in the tournament, has clearly upset the balance of the outfit.Unheralded South African Alfonso Thomas and domestic product Rahul, with nine wickets each, have been the pick of the bowlers. But they have not got the requisite support from the others, among whom Murali Karthik, despite his vast experience in first-class cricket, has been a big disappointment.advertisementFor Mumbai, on the other hand, the worst display has been against the Royals when their strong batting led by Tendulkar failed to muster even 100 runs. But the way the iconic batsman has led the team, was no wonder Mumbai bounced back in splendid fashion with an all-round display lay low Kings XI Punjab Monday.The batting, barring the opening partner for Tendulkar, has done the job well while the bowling has been especially good with Lasith Malinga and Munaf Patel superb in stemming the flow runs and taking wickets, along with Harbhajan Singh’s off-spin.Mumbai are likely to retain the same winning combination if wicket keeper Davy Jacobs, who suffered a thumb injury on Monday, is fit to play.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 Geje Eustaquio nothing but grateful to martial arts for changing his life. #WeAreONE— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) January 22, 2019Moraes, though, is out to prove that he is the real winner of the trilogy, convinced that he beat Eustaquio in their second meeting in June 2018 despite the split decision going in favor of the Filipino fighter.And the only way he knows how to show that is by trying to finish Eustaquio early.“We’re gonna see history in this fight. I won the first and for me I won the second, and I will win the third one on Friday,” said Moraes. “It’s gonna finish early in the first or second. It’s not going to go to the judges.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments The fighters in the main event of ONE: Hero’s Ascent during the press conference at City of Dreams Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Expect fireworks when Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes meet for third, and what could likely be the final, time on Friday in ONE: Hero’s Ascent at Mall of Asia Arena.In ONE Championship’s first trilogy in history, the Team Lakay bet and the Brazilian spitfire are determined to put an exclamation point to the one of the promotion’s most exciting rivalry.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants WATCH: Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather meet again at Lakers courtside Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Their flyweight clash is the main event of a stacked ONE Championship card where two other Filipino will also try to extend their winning streaks.“I’m so fired up,” said ONE Championship Chatri Sityodtong. “Last fight (between Moraes and Eustaquio) was a razor close decision, I’m sure both guys have studied each other more.”Eustaquio promised that he has a lot of tricks up his sleeves for his third encounter with Moraes.“I’m gonna be putting up some surprises, you’re gonna see it.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “This is a world champion platform, if I have the chance to knock him out I’m going to grab it. I wouldn’t let that chance slip away but I believe he came hungry and a better fighter so it’s something to looking forward and I’m ready. The camp prepared for this show,” said Eustaquio who is defending his ONE flyweight belt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThere’s added motivation for Eustaquio to keep his strap after stablemate Joshua Pacio, one of Team Lakay’s four world champions last year, surrendered his ONE strawweight title in a split decision loss just last Sunday.The Eustaquio-Moraes flyweight bout is @ONEChampionship’s first trilogy in history.— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) January 22, 2019“It’s pressure and motivation for me to keep going. That’s another flyweight title for me to defend, and I have to do my best to retain that title,” said the 29-year-old Baguio native, who capped off press conference at City of Dreams with an impassioned speech.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Shahid Kapoor always ready to experiment with his look: Hakim

first_imgMumbai, Oct 14 (PTI) Celebrity stylist Aalim Hakim says Shahid Kapoor is one such actor, who is open to sporting different looks in his films.Hakim, who has worked with a host of stars, made the revelation at a press conference for the second season of the show “Style INC with Aalim Hakim”. Also present at the event were with actors Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor.When Varun asked the stylist to name a director, who likes his actors to experiment with their looks on screen, Hakim said, “Imtiaz Ali.”Varun, whose look in “Student of the Year” was styled by Hakim, said he loved the older version of his character in his debut movie.In the movie, Varun played a rich college boy named Rohan Nanda and had a clean shaven look. He also sported a rugged look when the story moved forward by ten years.”Aalim Hakim sir asked me what look I would want for my first film Student of the Year. In my debut film I had two distinct looks and I liked the older look more, its my favourite. Even the tattoos were his ideas.”He has been part of all my films as a stylist and he is part of my success,” Varun told reporters here.Varun was speaking at a press conference of season two of the show “Style INC with Aalim Hakim” where Arjun Kapoor was also present.The 29-year-old actor feels privileged to be part of this show. “Arjun is good host and I have seen him on television. He is good at acting as well,” Varun added.advertisementIn the show, Aalim will take audience into the life of actors by showing them their wardrobe and giving insights about their style statements.According to Aalim, styling for films is different as one has to work as per the demand of the script.”It is important to understand the character and story and accordingly style look of an actor, that is unique. Its challenging. There is lot of hard work that goes into creating a look of an actor,” he said.”We do research and work according to requirement of film. Actors also try different looks for a film and kudos to them,” the stylist added. PTI KKP NRB PSH PSHlast_img read more

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: Bengaluru rain likely to affect MI vs KKR clash

first_imgRain could once again play spoilsport in the second qualifier match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Bengaluru on Friday night. The weather forecast predicts thunderstorm in the city later in the evening.The first qualifier between KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad was also affected by rain and the game had to be reduced to 6 overs in the second innings with the match running deep into the night.Some of the players involved in that match at M Chinnaswamy had expressed their displeasure with KKR fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile even going on to say that players shouldn’t be playing cricket at 2 AM. KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan had also voiced his concern over the IPL scheduling and called for a reserve day for such important matches.The winner of tonight’s clash will go through to the final and lock horns with Rising Pune Supergiant at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad on May 21. KKR, who won by seven wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the rain-interrupted Eliminator on Thursday, will have revenge on their minds as Mumbai have beaten them twice in the league stages this year.The Gautam Gambhir-led KKR also have an abysmal 5-15 head-to-head record against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai.At home, Mumbai pulled off their first win of the season against the men in purple when they beat them by four wickets with just one ball to spare.Mumbai once again got the better of KKR when they handed them a nine-run defeat in their last league match at the Eden Gardens. This was KKR’s first defeat while chasing at Eden Gardens since 2013.advertisementHowever, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma believes that his team can’t bank on the past results and said that they have to put their best foot forward.”We will not be thinking that we have beaten them (KKR) twice in this tournament. We have to come out and do what we have been doing as a team.”We will be confident against these guys (KKR) but I believe that whoever is good on that particular day wins the game,” Rohit told MI TV.Rohit also said that the conditions in Bengaluru will not matter much.  “Conditions are conditions, it is something that you cannot control. You have got to focus on the job at hand and that is coming out here and playing good cricket,” he said.last_img read more

How They Voted

first_imgHere’s a look at some AP voters and where they put OSU. There’s some ridiculous stuff in here (both for and against us) but still kind of a fun look at everybody’s expectations.I included the names you’ll know and some outliers of the ones you don’t. Nobody from Oklahoma had a vote…[table id=14 /]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Wenger wants an end to Financial Fair Play

first_imgArsène Wenger ‘The rules can’t be respected’ – Wenger calls for an end to Financial Fair Play rules Last updated 2 years ago 07:00 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Arsene Wenger Arsenal 2017 Getty Images Arsène Wenger Arsenal Premier League The Arsenal coach had been a big proponent of UEFA’s rules to clamp down on reckless spending, but believes they have been overpowered by the market. Arsene Wenger has changed his mind on UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules because he feels they have become unenforceable.A year after Manchester United paid a world-record fee for Paul Pogba, the total has been topped three times with the transfers of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain and Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona in a summer of many big-money moves. Arsenal 14/1 to win title Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 The lavish fees PSG paid prompted immense criticism from figures across the game and UEFA has confirmed an investigation will be opened, though the French club insist they have not breached FFP regulations.GFX Info Arsene Wenger FFPAlthough Wenger was an early advocate of UEFA taking action to discourage reckless spending, he believes the rules have already become obsolete.“Financial Fair Play raises new questions. I always did plead for it. Today, I am not convinced that we can maintain it,” he told reporters. “Football is maybe only at the start of a huge financial investment. It has become the most powerful sport in the world. It means do we have to open the door completely to investments? It is a question we have to raise because, at the moment, it looks like we have created rules that cannot be respected. There is nothing worse than when you create rules that are not respected.“Maybe we are at the crossroads and we have to think, do we open it with complete freedom to investment for people like the Chinese and Americans, who want to invest here [in England]? If you want to remain the best league in the world, that is certainly the way we have to go.“Do I want to get rid of Financial Fair Play? I think so because there are too many legal ways to get around it. The question, at least, has to be raised.”At the moment, it looks like you can buy clubs in China and get the players there, and buy them in other clubs, then get them, after, here. You can get around [FFP]. Am I convinced that, at the moment, the rules are strong enough to make it respected? I’m not sure.”last_img read more

José Mourinho: ‘We don’t have many mad dogs. We don’t have that spirit’

first_img Southampton 2-2 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened “Southampton were playing for a point in the second half. But even the little chances they created was because we lost the ball. So we didn’t have continuity in our attacking waves. We had one isolated and then for five, 10, 15 minutes we couldn’t connect with the strikers. That continuity comes when you have fluid football, simple football in midfield.”When it was put to Mourinho that Lukaku looked out of sorts, despite scoring after 12 games without a goal, the manager replied: “So write that. Don’t ask me.”He also said the decision to substitute Rashford in the 77th minute, which was booed by travelling fans, was taken by the player. “He asked to come off; he was injured,” Mourinho said. “One kick here, one foul there, lots of running and movement and he was done.”Southampton fans applauded their team’s performance, which relieved the pressure on Mark Hughes.“I’ll deal with [the pressure]. It’s not a problem. You can see by the manner of the performance that everybody is fully engaged,” the Southampton manager said. “There are a lot of clubs in or around us that are maybe underachieving and the perception is we should be doing better. Is that realistic? I don’t know because we were 17th last season.“We all feel we’re playing better now but we can’t change overnight to be a top-six club like we have been in the past.” The second half drifted by, United never looking capable of getting the better of a team who remain in the bottom three. The draw leaves United in eighth place.“It doesn’t matter about the system. It has to do with the characteristics of the players and we don’t have many, with all the respect, mad dogs – the ones who bite the ball all the time and press all the time. We don’t have many with that spirit,” Mourinho said.Exempting Rashford from criticism, the manager suggested some of his players may not even be capable of showing such aggressiveness. “If they did not do better than they did, it’s because they could not do it.”He condemned his midfield by contrasting the qualities that United showed in the brief spell during which they scored their two goals with the rest of their play. “In that period the people with the ball made the right decisions,” he said. “They played one-touch, two-touch football and made the ball arrive quick into the two attacking players … fundamentally because we didn’t lose the ball easily. We increased the tempo when we made the right decision and played simple.”It was hard not to suspect the manager was referring to Paul Pogba, in particular, when he denounced the tendency of certain midfielders to dally on the ball, with the effect they either lost it or slowed United’s progress.“Somebody said many years ago that simplicity is genius. I agree totally with that old manager who had that brilliant phrase. In some areas of the pitch simplicity is genius. In the second half we wanted to win – the players showed that desire, I’m not saying they didn’t want it – but we needed better decisions. We needed to move the ball faster. The Observer Share on Twitter Topics José Mourinho Ander Herrera denies Southampton as Manchester United fight back for draw Share on LinkedIn Manchester United José Mourinho attacked the meekness of most of Manchester United’s players as his team fell two goals behind to Southampton before coming back to equalise. The comeback did not go far enough and the manager accepted a 2-2 draw amounted to two more points dropped.United started sluggishly at St Mary’s and found themselves two down within 20 minutes after excellent strikes by Stuart Armstrong by Cedric Soares. They were in danger of being beaten by a team who have not won at home all season until Marcus Rashford – United’s one “mad dog”, according to Mourinho – inspired a fightback, creating goals for Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera before the break. Paul Pogba Romelu Lukakucenter_img Mark Hughes Share on Facebook news Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Southampton Read more Share on Pinterest Read more Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Court Date Set For Texas WR Joshua Moore For Weapons Charge

first_imgTexas receiver Joshua Moore hauls in a touchdown against USC.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Joshua Moore #14 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the third quarter defended by Ajene Harris #27 of the USC Trojans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Back on Aug. 1, Texas sophomore Joshua Moore was arrested on a weapon’s charge.The wide receiver has been practicing with the team this summer, in the lead-up to Texas’ season opener against Louisiana Tech on the 31st. It is unclear what his status will be for that game.Moore’s court date has been set for next Thursday, Aug. 22. The proceedings will likely determine his status for the start of the year.Texas WR Joshua Moore has a court date scheduled for Aug. 22 for an unlawful carrying of a weapon, per Travis County records. Arrest occurred on Aug. 1, per Austin PD.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 15, 2019 As pointed out by Burnt Orange Nation, the charge came in early August, but per the Travis County Court Clerk’s records, Moore’s offense came back on July 5, with a warrant listed for July 31.Head coach Tom Herman has responded to the Joshua Moore news, saying that the program is monitoring the proceedings.Via the Austin American-Statesman:Moore has been practicing with the Longhorns this month. In a statement to the Statesman, UT coach Tom Herman said, “We’re aware of the situation with Joshua Moore.”“We have talked with him and his family and are handling this internally at this time, but will continue to monitor the legal process,” Herman said. “We will determine any further action upon the completion of that process.”Moore is expected to have a pretty big role in the Longhorns’ offense. He started six games last year, recording seven catches for 53 yards and a touchdown on a 27-year haul-in against USC. A shoulder injury ended his season prematurely.[Austin American-Statesman]last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Night Work Sections of the Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 102, between Exit 5 at Fall River and Exit 4-C at Glendale Avenue and Duke Street, are reduced to one lane during night hours. On weekdays, lane reductions begin at 7 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. On weekends, the lane reductions are from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Delays are possible during construction. Travel with caution and use an alternate route if possible. Work will be completed this fall. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118, Fall River The Highway 118 overpass over Perrin Drive in Fall River is reduced to one lane in each direction during repairs until Saturday, July 18. Two lanes are open during peak hours. For inbound lanes, it is 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, for outbound lanes. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville, is closed between Greenfield Road and Black River Road to replace a culvert until Tuesday, Aug. 4. Detour via White Rock Road. NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Eastbound Lanes Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, between Exit 19 at Salt Springs and Exit 20 at Greenhill, are reduced to one lane for repaving. Speed limit through the construction zone is 80 km/h and drivers should use extra caution. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of July. HANTS COUNTY: New Cheverie Road New Cheverie Road is reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road Malagash Road, from Smith Road to Purdys Loop Road, is reduced to one lane for chip sealing until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4, near Londonderry Sections of Trunk 4, near Londonderry, between Baseline Road and Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repair and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102 from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line are reduced to one lane for rumble strip installation until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289 Sections of Route 289, from Pictou/Colchester county line west for almost six kilometres, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person is on site. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Glenfallach Road Sections of Glenfallach Road, from Woodburn Road to Frasers Mountain Branch Road, for almost one kilometre, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Barnhill Bridge Barnhill Bridge, about three kilometres north of Trunk 2 on Belmont Road, is closed for repairs until Wednesday, July 24. Detour signs are in place. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Meadow Road Meadow Road, from Cooks Brook Road to Route 224, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. PICTOU COUNTY: River John Road Sections of River John Road, from Meadowville Station Road to Scotch Hill Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CONTINUING WORK HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road Sections of Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north for about four kilometres to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Starting Monday, July 6, Grand Lake Road (Trunk 4), from the Gardner intersection east for about three kilometres, will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes for repaving and upgrading. Upgrade work will also be done on Murphy Road, Windemere Drive and the Yolanda Drive intersection. Traffic control people are on site, but delays are possible. Drivers should allow extra time or use alternate routes if possible. Work takes place from dawn until dusk. Work is expected to be completed by the end of August. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner BridgeWork has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The existing bridge is open, but there may be occasional, brief closures during construction. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repairs and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Starting Monday, July 6, Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for about 2.8 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading. Traffic control people will be on site, but delays are possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from Exit 20 at Alma for 4.4 kilometres, are reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Friday, July 31. Speed through the work zone is reduced from 110 km/h to 80 km/h. Motorists are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Frasers Mountain Branch Road Sections of Frasers Mountain Branch Road, from the intersection of Frasers Mountain Road to Glenfallach Road for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis BridgeCrowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale and Hatchery roads. PICTOU COUNTY: Scotch Hill Road Sections of Scotch Hill Road, from Route 376 north to River John Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of Highway 104, from Pomquet River Road for about two kilometres to Exit 36A, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, July 17. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, Digby Co., is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked. RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101, Gilberts Cove Highway 101, near Gilberts Cove, is reduced to one lane for culvert repairs until Saturday, July 25. Traffic control signals are on site. Expect delays of up to 10 minutes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. 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first_imgOne of the strangest stories that will ever be recorded in the history of Indian cricket is the story of Ambati Rayudu. In 2002, he scored 175 in a U-19 game against West Indies and created a buzz among Saurav Ganguly and Co. of being a young prodigy. He was made the captain of the Indian side for the 2004 U-19 World Cup, but since then his career started to go elsewhere.Suddenly he was in no man’s land. He moved from Hyderabad to Andhra Pradesh and then to Baroda. It was only in 2010 when Mumbai Indians gave him some stability. In the buildup to the 2015 World Cup, he virtually played every game averaging more than 40. With a solid temperament he cemented his spot in the World Cup squad, but didn’t feature even once in the Playing XI. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThree years later when the number four conundrum was still open, he got selected from the 2018 Asia Cup onwards. Yet again, he virtually plays every game for the build-up to the 2019 World Cup and makes prominent contributions. “The only position we were trying to figure out was number four for a long time. We tried many players who unfortunately could not capitalise or cement their places in a way we wanted. With Rayudu coming in and playing well in the Asia Cup, it’s about giving him enough game time till the World Cup so that the particular slot will be sorted for us”, said Kohli after the Asia Cup. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenWhen the World Cup squad was announced, the omission of Rayadu triggered debates among the cricketing pundits. He was named as a reserve player. There was nothing else he could do better. With Shikhar Dhawan injured, India called-in Rishabh Pant. Frustrations have been part of Ambati’s 19-year long journey. Not once did Rayudu received a call from the selectors explaining where he had fallen short of expectations. But when Vijay Shankar was injured, Rayudu was overlooked and Mayank Agarwal was included in the squad, despite the fact that he was among the standbys for the World Cup. In a bizarre tweet, Iceland Cricket mocked the Indian selectors by offering Rayudu citizenship as well as a chance to play for their country. On Wednesday, his patience finally got the better of him and in a letter to BCCI he decided to hang his boots from all forms of the game. In 55 ODIs, Rayudu scored 1,694 runs with three centuries and 10 half-centuries at an average of 47.05. Ambati Rayudu hasn’t had the best of times of late. Almost a year ago, the experienced campaigner was set to be India’s answer to their number four conundrum. However, times started changing for the Guntur-born cricketer and he steadily lost his place in the national team.last_img read more

New Pyramid Discovered in Egypt

By Connie GuindonArcheologists have uncovered the remains of a 3700-year-old pyramid approximately 40km south of Cairo, beneath the sands of Saqqara.It’s the stuff of an Egyptologist’s dream, waiting for millennia to be discovered underneath 65 feet of sand. For Egypt’s Antiquities Chief, Dr. Zahi Hawass, the journey to this day began two years ago when his team unearthed the first hints of a structure just south of Cairo. It wasn’t until two months ago, however, that hope turned to certainty when they were able to determine that what they had discovered was indeed the base of a larger pyramid structure. Dr. Hawass spoke with reporters about the excitement that accompanies making such a discovery. “To find a new pyramid is always exciting. And this one is magical. It belonged to a queen.” According to a report in the Telegraph, Hawass is convinced this is the final resting place of Queen Sesheshet, founder of the sixth dynasty.The structure is square in shape, standing approximately 138 metres high and 72 feet long. The site has been described as being in “very good condition.” Visible so far is an interior corridor and blocks have also been unearthed, engraved with hieroglyphics. The excavation is located in the Dahshur Royal Necropolis. It will take more excavation to determine the actual size of the structure.There is speculation that the structure discovered could be the earliest attempt made at building a smooth-sided pyramid, according to Al Jazeera. Head of the Dahshur Necropolis, Adel Okasha, has said that the remains belong to the inner structure of the pyramid.Much of the site remains unexcavated at present but archeologists are only two weeks away from entering the royal burial chamber. Dr. Hawass is hopeful they will find Queen Sesheshet’s sarcophagus but as for treasure, he won’t hold his breath. According to Hawass, tomb robbers most likely got to the chamber first a very long time ago. read more

Members of Security Council condemn horrifying terror attacks on US

In a statement to the press on behalf of the members, Council President Jean-David Levitte of France called the incidents in New York, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere “a tragedy for – and a challenge to – all humanity.””Members of the Security Council call on all States to work together urgently to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of today’s outrages,” said Ambassador Levitte. “They call on the international community to redouble its efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist acts by increased cooperation and full implementation of relevant international anti-terrorist conventions and Security Council resolutions.”Council members expressed their readiness to take urgent action in response, and extended their deepest sympathy to the victims, their families and the Government and people of the United States.Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, voiced her “deep revulsion at the horrific event.””The callous and barbaric actions of those who perpetrated these crimes are indefensible and could never be justified,” she said in a statement released in Geneva.The High Commissioner said the actions “strike at the fundamental human rights of every person and are totally unacceptable.”Urging a period of calm, Mrs. Robinson said, “The best tribute we can pay to those who lost their lives today and to their grieving family and friends is to ensure that justice, and not revenge, is served.” read more

Safe material handling training available online

Brock University’s Health, Safety and Wellness office within Human Resources has added a training module on Safe Material Handling on the online Sakai Learning Management System.This training was developed to provide general information to assist employees recognize circumstances where injuries can occur from handling objects at work. This training will also provide information on safe material handling strategies employees can incorporate into work tasks to prevent injuries by avoiding potential risks.Who needs to be informed and instructed in Safe Material Handling?Employees who routinely perform manual material handling tasks in their work. Manual material handling means moving or handling things by lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding or restraining.Where is this training offered?E-learning is available at all times for employees via the Sakai learning management system. Click here for the online learning management login page.Supervisors who wish to arrange classroom-type training for groups of employees should contact the Health, Safety and Wellness department at besafe@brocku.caShould I get my approval from my supervisor before taking this training?Yes. Employees should consult their supervisor before taking this training.How often should training take place?Training frequency should be determined by an employee’s supervisor. Employees should consult with their supervisor on how often training should be completed.How much time does it take to complete the training?Typically, the training takes 20-25 minutes to complete (that includes taking the quiz). read more

Alonso adds return to 24 Hours of Daytona to schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fernando Alonso will return to the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona next year with Wayne Taylor Racing.The two-time Formula One world champion and Kamui Kobayashi, an FIA World Endurance Championship regular, were named co-drivers Tuesday for the twice-round-the-clock endurance race Jan. 26-27 at Daytona International Speedway. They will join Wayne Taylor Racing regulars Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande in the No. 10 Cadillac.It will be the second consecutive Rolex for Alonso, who retired last weekend from F1. The Spaniard raced last year with United Autosport in the LMP2 class and finished 13th after a mechanical issue.He was part of the winning 24 Hours of Le Mans team in June.Alonso already announced a return in May to the Indianapolis 500 as he seeks to win all the top races in the world.___More AP auto racing: and Associated Press read more

Latest improvements to HxM Blast include charge and tiein functionality

first_imgDesigned drill patterns can be converted into engineered blast designs with Version 2 of HxM Blast, released by Hexagon Mining. The addition of the “much-anticipated charge and tie-in functionality is the latest in a series of improvements to the product, which brings precision and dependability to one of mining’s most challenging steps.” By integrating departments that previously had little to no improvement mechanisms, HxM Blast allows users to monitor and adjust a blast from design through to implementation.It can be used in Atlas or Planner for reserve calculations and scheduling. It also provides features to validate and improve the entire blasting process. Feedback and monitoring can now be directly used to continuously improve the blasting process, creating smarter designs. The integration of Leica’s J2drill format now allows designs to be exported as flat file to the Jigsaw fleet management system or any other Drill Fleet Management System. Once drilled, the actual locations can be loaded and updated against designed locations. This benefits the charging process and helps to adjust the blast design based on the actual hole location. It also provides a safety mechanism to avoid drilling ‘bootlegs’ or drilling into possible misfires from the bench above.The introduction of charging allows holes within a pattern to be attributed with explosive information. This is supported by a configurable consumable library, where blasting consumables and related properties can be entered and managed. Once supplied, the consumables, namely explosives, detonators, delays, cord, booster, and stemming, can be selectively used to create custom blasting templates. Once the blast has been charged, the user can visualise and animate the timing contours directly in MineSight in order to further optimise fragmentation, control the blast movement, and minimise dilution.Costings and details of the shot can be tracked and reported directly within the application via integrated ARC (Advanced Reporting and Charting) reporting.HxM Blast continues to integrate with other supporting technologies and is set to receive Measure While Drilling (MWD) information from J2drill. This will allow information from the drill rig, such as the rock hardness, to be used to interpret different geologic units or seams. Such information can be fed back into HxM Blast to make a smarter blasting plan.last_img read more

Wrap Your Presents in QRapping Paper This Holiday

first_imgIf you’ve ever wanted to give the gift of lolcats, or wished you could share viral videos with your friends over the holidays, QRapping Paper is designed to let you do it. This special wrapping paper is covered with Quick Response (QR) codes on the outside that, when scanned with a smartphone or another QR scanner, will direct you to Web videos to get you in the spirit of the season. Among the selections are drunken carolers, someone’s fruitcake smoothie, and more.Each 20″ by 30″ sheet of QRapping paper will cost you $19.99 retail,  so it’s definitely not the cheapest way of wrapping a gift, but just imagine the fun your gift recipient will have when they get this present under the tree – and how much time they’ll spend scanning QR codes instead of opening the actual box.last_img read more

Corporator Kavya launches BJP membership campaign

first_imgBalajinagar: Local corporator Pannala Kavya Reddy, along with district unit president Madhavaram Kantha Rao, on Monday launched the BJP membership drive in Balajinagar division, KPHB Colony Temple bus-stop and Dhanalakshmi Crossroads of Kukatpally constituency. Among those present were BJYM official representative Pritham Reddy, Vijeeth, division president Vinod Kumar Goud, Haribabu,M Srinu, Dasari Ramesh, Suguna, Bharati, Koteswara Rao, Raghuramayya, Himavanth,Damodar, Kumar, Sainath, Kameswar Rao, Nagalakshmi, Pavan, Pavani Anusha, Nirmal Revathi, Venkat Reddy, Gopal, Teja Obbayya, B Revathi, K Durga, Visveswar Rao, Santosh, Subramanyam, Murali, Raji Reddy, Balasaraswathi and Bheem Rao.last_img

Kamal seeks time to meet president Hamid

first_imgPresident Abdul Hamid (L) and Jatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain. File PhotoJatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain has sent a letter seeking an appointment to meet president Abdul Hamid on 17 December, reports UNB.A letter, signed by the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s personal secretary ABM Abdus Sattar, was sent to the president’s house on 13 December, seeking an appointment on 17 December, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Shayrul Kabir Khan on Saturday.He said Dr Kamal, also the president of Gano Forum, will lead a 10-member delegation during the meeting if they get the appointment.last_img