ICC bars electronic media from covering remaining World Cup matches

first_imgThe International Cricket Council on Monday barred electronic media from covering the remaining matches of the cricket  World Cup, including the high voltage India-Pakistan semi final in Mohali on Wednesday, for breaching the media guidelines.An ICC spokesman said that non-rights holders will no longer be allowed to cover the practice session or the press conferences related to World Cup for not adhering to the code of conduct and the media guidelines, which they had signed for accreditation.The spokesman said, this will be applicable to both the semifinals in Colombo and Mohali and the final in Mumbai.ESPN-StarSports has the broadcast rights for the World Cup.The non-rights holder (NRH) were given time till tonight to give an undertaking that they will abide by the terms and conditions for media accrediatation, failing which they would be disallowed to cover the event.An ICC source said there has been number of broadcast violations during the entire tournament and they have repeatedly brought it to the notice of the offenders but despite the warning they continued to breach the guidelines, promoting the game’s governing body to take stern action.The first semifinal of the WC between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will be held in Colombo tomorrow while the high-octane second semifinal between traditional rivals India and Pakistan is scheduled to be here on Wednesday.The final will be held in Mumbai on April 2.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Former CJI Lahoti advises youth to help poor, downtrodden

first_imgBhopal, 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 PVI SDMadvertisementlast_img read more

Smith-led Supergiants look to start on winning note against MI

first_img× However, all eyes would be on Ben Stokes, who was bought for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore. File Photo   –  The Hindu However, all eyes would be on Ben Stokes, who was bought for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore. File Photo   –  The Hindu SHARE SHARE EMAIL IPL 2017 Mumbai is one team that has not been ravaged by injuries. With a new captain in place, Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) would look to make amends for a poor last season but have a tough opening battle at hand against two-time former champions Mumbai Indians (MI) here tomorrow.Pune decided to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Steve Smith in the leadership role.Under Dhoni, who has only played as skipper in the previous nine Indian Premier League editions, Pune could win just five matches in their debut season last year.While Dhoni would be desperate to prove a point with his blazing blade — a fitting reply for being stripped off captaincy, Smith will look to forget Australia’s 1-2 loss against India in a draining Test series recently.Dhoni might have led the now defunct team Chennai Super Kings exceedingly well in the past but proving his worth as a player with the new franchise is a challenge that the former India captain will be more than keen to conquer.However, all eyes would be on Ben Stokes, who was bought for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore, and his performance with both the bat and ball will be equated with his hefty pay package.Smith and Faf du Plessis both got injured the last time but they would like to make amends in this edition of the cash-rich tournament.The Supergiants will be banking on Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 480 runs at 43.63 with six fifties in the last edition, to come good with the bat again.In the absence of star India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashok Dinda will spearhead the team’s bowling.The rather weak Pune bowling attack would have its task cut out against a strong Mumbai batting line-up.Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma’s form at the top will be important, while Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler’s big hits, and veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh’s guile would decide how the team would fare tomorrow.Mumbai are one team that has not been ravaged by injuries. This will allow them to pick from a talented pool of overseas and Indian cricketers, including Mitchell Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Lasith Malinga, who is expected to join the team tomorrow, Mitchell McClenaghan, Parthiv Patel and Jasprit Bumrah among others.Having finished fifth in the previous season, Mumbai would not leave any stone unturned to make the top-four in this edition under new coach Mahela Jayawardene, who has taken over from highly successful Ricky Ponting.Teams SHAREcenter_img Published on cricket April 05, 2017 Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Jagadeesha Suchith, Saurabh Tiwary, Vinay Kumar.Rising Pune Supergiant: Steven Smith (Capt), MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khawaja, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Ashok Dinda, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa. PTI CM PM PM 04051346 COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

Jammu and Kashmir pacer gets NOC for England visa after CM’s intervention

first_imgJammu and Kashmir fast bowler Mehjoor Ali Sofi has been issued the No Objection Certificate (NOC) needed to get a visa to play in county cricket in England following intervention from the state chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.The 25-year-old was earlier denied the NOC by Iqbal Shah, general secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), on May 3 because of alleged internal politics in the state board.However, the budding player was issued the document on Saturday after the CM’s intervention.An official in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said the personal intervention of Mufti led to the cricketer getting the document.”As soon as the chief minister came to know about it, she intervened in the matter and ensured that Sofi is not denied an opportunity to further his career in England,” the official said.He said that the chief minister was keen that the cricketer should play in county cricket and made sure he got the necessary document.”She asked us to help and support Sofi in every possible way to make him realise his dream,” the official said.”I got the NOC from JKCA after chief minister Mehbooba Mufti personally intervened in the matter,” Sofi told PTI in Srinagar.The cricketer, who has represented Jammu and Kashmir in one Ranji Trophy, four List A and five T20 matches, said that he was called by the CMO for a meeting on Saturday at her residence in Gupkar area in Srinagar.”I went there and met her staff. I gave them a full account of what had happened, after which they called up JKCA president and state sports minister Imran Reza Ansari. The JKCA president told me to get the letter from the JKCA office.advertisement”I reached the JKCA office along with the chief minister’s personal assistant who asked the general secretary to issue the NOC without delay, which he did,” Sofi said.He said that after receiving the NOC, he had a meeting with the chief minister, who also issued a visa recommendation letter addressed to the British High Commission in New Delhi.”The Chief Minister assured me of all help,” Sofi said.The cricketer was invited by chairman of Easton Tigers Cricket Club to play as an overseas amateur player during the 2016 English season commencing on Sunday. It will go on until September 4.Sofi said the chief minister told him that the government would help talented youngsters in the state.”She told me that her government stands for extending help to the youth in achieving their dream. She also issued a recommendation letter addressed to the High Commission for my visa,” the pacer said.Sofi would leave for Delhi on Monday.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Ashes: England opener Mark Stoneman looking forward to Australian taunts

first_imgEngland opener Mark Stoneman is looking forward to a verbal barrage from Australia during the Ashes series in which he hopes to nail down his spot in the Test side, the batsman has said.England have struggled to find a regular opening partner for Alastair Cook in recent years but Stoneman — the 12th batsman to be given the role since Andrew Strauss’ retirement in 2012 — has impressed selectors after his debut in August.The 30-year-old, who has scored 120 runs from five Test innings, has plenty of experience in first-class cricket with Durham and Surrey and is no stranger to Australian conditions having played grade cricket in Sydney for seven seasons.”I’m quite looking forward to it, see what the sledgers have got for us,” Stoneman told reporters as England prepare to face a Western Australia XI in a two-day game in Perth this weekend.Stoneman believes that he has begun to develop a strong partnership with fellow left-hander Cook and said the banter between the two players has helped him ease into his role.”It has only been a short while but I think he reads me quite well, too, from the other end as to whether he needs to give me a gee up or make me crack a smile.”He’s quite funny actually. All the time that I only ever saw him on the telly he just looked like a guy who was very calm, but you can have a bit of banter with him and he judges the mood quite well.”advertisementEngland captain Joe Root was keen to stress the importance of winning tour games as the visitors look to build momentum for the first Test that starts on Nov. 23 in Brisbane.”When we turn up to those games, it is about making sure we apply ourselves and get what we want out of them by trying to win and getting into the habit of winning early in the tour,” Root said.”So when the Tests come round we have belief from what we have done in the warm-up games.”After the weekend’s game at the WACA Ground, England take on a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide and Townsville.last_img read more

Australia’s Ashes selection still unclear after opening Sheffield Shield round

first_img Since you’re here… Joe Root ready to prove critics wrong as England land in Australia for Ashes Australia sport Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Ashes 2017-18 Topics Reuse this content The Ashes National selectors have two more Shield rounds to ponder before picking a side for the first Test against England starting on 23 November in Brisbane.While the top order appears settled after Usman Khawaja’s century for Queensland against Victoria, the No6 slot remains troublesome. Test incumbent Glenn Maxwell posted scores of seven and 20 for Victoria. Challenger Travis Head made eight and a golden duck for South Australia; Shaun Marsh made 63 and 11 as an opening bat for Western Australia.Two-Test all-rounder Hilton Cartwright banked decent totals, 61 and 38. He batted at six in Australia’s most recent Test against India last September, when Maxwell was No5. NSW’s Moises Henriques made 11 and four not out for NSW; another all-rounder Marcus Stoinis posted scores of nine and 32 for the Warriors against Tasmania.The batting candidates found the going tough as did the three wicketkeepers vying to take the gloves for the first Test. After being sent a message that runs were almost as important as glove work, incumbent Matthew Wade returned scores of one and four for Tasmania. NSW keeper Peter Nevill made 20 in his sole knock while emerging South Australian Alex Carey mustered 12 and four.Carey was one of eight Mitchell Starc victims in SA’s second innings. Starc’s career-best 8-73 haul – in his first long-form game in more than seven months – would have soothed selectors. His Blues team-mates Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon are also certain Ashes starters, barring injury. Cummins only took two wickets for the match against the Redbacks though he was stiff, according to Starc.“I thought he bowled really well,” Starc said of Cummins. “He probably deserved more than what he got, he bowled some really unplayable balls and some good fast balls as well. He bowled a lot better than his figures suggested and on another day probably would have got the rewards and I wouldn’t have got many.” Cricket Australia’s Ashes puzzle is no closer to being solved after the opening Sheffield Shield round tossed up more questions than answers for Test selectors. The wicketkeeping berth remains a mystery after all three candidates failed to make meaningful runs and leading contenders for the disputed No6 batting berth also could not present compelling cases for Ashes selection. Australia cricket team Support The Guardian Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Read morelast_img read more

Video: Draymond Green Drops Surprise Visit On Michigan State During Film Room

first_imgDraymond Green visits Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.drayond green visits michigan stateThursday, Michigan State basketball opens up The Wooden Legacy tournament, played in Anaheim, with a contest against Boston College. Wednesday night, the team had a surprise visit from a former player who now plays for the best team in the state of California. Draymond Green, who stars for the Golden State Warriors but played his college ball at MSU, stopped by during film session to see his former teammates – and, of course, head coach Tom Izzo. Check it out:Green has the Warriors off to a 16-0 start. Perhaps his influence will help the Spartans do the same.last_img read more

Security Minister Targets Further Reduction in All Crimes for 2013

first_imgNational Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says he is targeting a further reduction in all crimes for 2013. Jamaica recorded a seven per cent reduction in murders, shootings and other serious crimes in 2012, to register the lowest number of offences the country has seen since 2004. [RELATED: Murders at Nine-Year Low] Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on January 16, Mr. Bunting pointed out that while the reduction in murders was not as low as many would have liked, it was the lowest the country had seen in nine years with 1,087 being reported. The Minister further informed that he will be implementing a number of measures over the course of the year, and beyond, in an effort to achieve his target. Among them is the training of an additional 5,000 soldiers and police officers to boost the crime fighting capacity of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). “The approved establishment for the JCF is about 12,000 and the approved establishment for the JDF is about 5,500 and in aggregate, we were about 5,000 below that – about 9,000 roughly for JCF and about 3,500 for the JDF,” he pointed out. Mr. Bunting said his goal, therefore, is to increase the strength of the security forces to the approved establishment. He said that over the next five years the Ministry has set a target to recruit and train an additional 5,000 security personnel for the JDF and JCF. This recruitment and training programme has already been implemented with much success, he informed. Additionally, the Minister said one of the main crime fighting initiatives for 2013 will be increased vehicle checkpoints in many areas. “These checkpoints are not random. They are intelligence driven and are intended to obstruct the free movement of criminals,” he said. “Criminals can’t feel like they can move around with guns, with assault rifles freely without serious risk of being confronted by the police,” he argued. However, the Minister emphasized that the Government was against extra-judicial killings, which would be investigated by the Independent Investigation Commission (INDECOM). “We do assessments carefully to ensure that every use of lethal force is justified and if it is not justified, then INDECOM, on completion of their investigations, are going to recommend that those persons be charged,” he said. Mr. Bunting said the Ministry is also looking to increase mobility for members of the JDF and JCF by an additional 500 vehicles. “Roughly 50 per cent of the effort of the military in normal times is in support of policing, whether on land or the coast guard or the air wing. So, the 500 vehicles are really what we would provide each year between the police and the military,” the Minister noted.last_img read more

Its challenging to reinvent constantly

first_imgMumbai: Kriti Kharbanda was already an established star in south film industry when she decided to make her debut in Bollywood, a difficult decision that she says meant starting all over again. The actor, who made her debut with 2016 film Raaz: Reboot and went on to star in films such as Guest in London and Shaadi Me Zaroor Aana, says the most challenging aspect is fighting your own doubts. “The toughest part for to start all over again is battling your own emotions. Not just as an actor but as a human being. It is challenging to fight your own thoughts and not put yourself down. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”Initially, it was difficult for me to come from somewhere where I was established and to start from scratch and then find my place. I have found my place here. I am pretty secure now,” Kriti said. She says she has always been critical of her own work. Kriti has two forthcoming films –Housefull 4 and Pagalpanti. She says she is not worried about being typecast as the ‘go-to actor’ for comedy films at this point but is keen to explore other genres as well. “I have done comedy films but they all have been different. The challenge is to reinvent yourself every time. I would like to explore different genres but I choose from what comes to me.”last_img read more

Edward Rogers to replace Alan Horn as chairman of Rogers Communications board

first_imgTORONTO – The Rogers Communications Inc. board of directors is keeping it in the family, reshuffling its ranks to replace chairman Alan Horn with Edward Rogers, son of founder Ted Rogers.Melinda Rogers will assume the role of deputy chair, currently held by Edward Rogers.Alan Horn, who is president and CEO of Rogers Telecommunications Ltd., will step down from his role as board chair in January but will remain on the Rogers (TSX:RCI.A) board.Edward Rogers is also the chair of the Toronto Blue Jays and sits on the board of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. He previously spent 20 years in management at Rogers in various roles, including president of Rogers Cable.Melinda Rogers is also the vice-chair of the Rogers Control Trust and the board of Texture by Next Issue Media. She previously spent 15 years in management at Rogers.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Pardons 310 Convicts On Youth Day

Rabat – King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 310 convicts to mark the Youth Day, celebrated on Thursday (August 21st), the Justice ministry said on Wednesday.The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are:– 152 prisoners had their prison terms reduced. – 5 inmates’ life sentences commuted to limited prison terms.The free beneficiaries of the pardon:– 49 convicts benefited from pardon over their imprisonment terms.– 13 had their prison sentences dropped and fines maintained.– 3 benefited from pardon over their prison terms and fines as well.– 88 had their fines annulled.The royal pardon is granted to a number of prisoners by HM King Mohammed VI on the occasion of religious and major national celebrations. read more

Suncor swings to profit with help from higher oil prices

CALGARY — Suncor is reporting higher net earnings in the second quarter despite lower than expected oilsands production due to maintenance down time at its northern Alberta projects.The company says it had net earnings of $435 million or 26 cents per share in the three months ended June 30, compared with a net loss of $735 million or 46 cents per share in the same period last year, during which a wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alta., disrupted production.Second-quarter earnings were boosted by higher crude oil prices as well as a non-cash gain of $278 million on the revaluation of U.S. dollar denominated debt.Suncor says its total production was 539,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the second quarter, with oilsands operations contributing 352,600 barrels per day.CEO Steve Williams said in a news release that the oilsands’ performance failed to match expectations in the second quarter, but stronger results are in store now that maintenance for the year has been substantially completed.Suncor says it is cutting its average 2017 production expectation for its 54 per cent stake in Syncrude by 5,000 bpd to account for a fire and outage there in March, but says improved performance in its non-oilsands operations will allow it to maintain its overall targets. read more

Sundays election in Iraq not a beall and endall but merely a

Despite the violence and threatened boycotts, “We strongly hope that this election, which should be seen as part of a broader and longer political process of transition, will help stabilize Iraq, in the interest of the Iraqi people,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast told a news briefing in New York.He noted that everything was ready from the point of view of the UN, whose role has been technical and advisory in helping Iraqis organize the ballot. “From a technical point of view all is done, the arrangements are in place,” he said.”We encourage all Iraqis to exercise their democratic rights,” Mr. Prendergast noted, referring to Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s oft-stated view that inclusiveness is the key to a successful transition and adding that “fortunately” there will be other opportunities in 2005 to achieve greater inclusion, starting with the constitutional process, a referendum in October and a second general election in December.”But nothing justifies intimidating or murdering voters, electoral workers or candidates,” he said of the insurgents who have declared war on the polls.He did not think the UN had comprised its standards by participating in the electoral process under the prevailing conditions in a violence-torn and occupied country. “Elections are the way to go,” he declared.Carina Perelli, the chief of the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division, also praised the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI), stressing its role in an entirely Iraqi process. “I am amazed at how far the Commission of Iraq has come considering that eight months ago it did not exist,” she said.”At the end of the day we have done – in supporting this election – everything we could from a technical point of view, but nothing replaces the will of the people and therefore Iraqi citizens are faced with a very tough decision…of basically having to confront their fears and confront their hopes and decide by themselves whether they consider that this election is important enough, is valid enough, is legitimate enough in order to risk their lives to go and vote,” she added.Meanwhile in Iraq, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi continued his round of talks with leading figures, meeting with the President of the Iraqi Islamic Party, Muhsen Abdul Hamid on ways the UN can further contribute to advancing the political process in Iraq in the post-election period.Mr. Qazi said the UN would continue to work towards meeting its obligations under Security Council resolutions and would stand by the Iraqis as they move forward. He outlined UN efforts to provide humanitarian and political assistance and explained that while the UN has been providing essential support to the IECI, the Commission has the sole authority over all decisions pertaining to the elections.In another development, the Governing Council of the UN Compensation Commission entrusted with processing compensation claims suffered from Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait in 1990-91 elected Greece as new president and Japan as one of the two vice-presidents for two-year terms. They replace Germany and Angola. read more

Wrestling Ohio State takes down conference wins Big Ten title – full

The Ohio State wrestling team earned four individual Big Ten titles en route to the program’s second team conference title in three years. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Buckeyes entered the Big Ten Championships as a slight underdog to Penn State and Iowa, but that didn’t stop them from taking home the Big Ten title outright for the first time since 1951. It’s OSU second title in three years.Four wrestlers were named individual champions, two earned second-place finishes and a seventh earned third place.Redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello won his third Big Ten title and first at 133 pounds, junior heavyweight Kyle Snyder won his second, redshirt junior 174-pounder Bo Jordan won his first after two finishes as a runner-up and redshirt freshman Kollin Moore took home the 197-pound title.In addition to the four champions, two others made it to the finals, including 2016 174-pound national champion sophomore Myles Martin, who lost to Iowa’s Sammy Brooks, and 149-pound redshirt sophomore Micah Jordan, who lost to Iowa’s Brandon Sorensen.At the end of the day, OSU scored 139.5 points as a team — Penn State was their closest competition with 130 — and were crowned Big Ten champions, but not without some drama involved.Tomasello carried an undefeated record into competition, and was challenged fiercely throughout the tournament. Rutgers’ Scott DelVecchio battled, but Tomasello took him down with a 6-4 decision before beating No. 5 Stevan Micic of Michigan to advance to the finals.There, Tomasello faced his toughest opponent yet, and one he had little familiarity with this season — Iowa’s Cory Clark. Clark was the second-highest ranked wrestler at 133 pounds at the tournament, and was absent from the Buckeyes’ Jan. 27 matchup with the Hawkeyes.This lack of familiarity may have been a hurdle for Tomasello, but he emerged victorious with a last-second escape to seal a 5-4 decision victory.   Bo Jordan, who has been battling injury for much of the season, recently returned to the lineup and was defeated by Cornell’s Brian Realbuto on Feb. 19, the Buckeyes’ last competition before the Big Ten tournament. The injury didn’t affect his pre-seeding, as he entered the tournament as the No. 1 wrestler in his weight class.In the quarterfinals, Bo Jordan notched a 10-8 decision over Indiana’s Devin Skatzka and then a 14-8 decision over No. 4 Myles Amine of Michigan to advance to the finals. There, he faced No. 2 Penn State wrestler Mark Hall in one of his toughest matches to date. Hall jumped out to a 2-1 lead with more than a minute of riding time accumulated after one period, but Jordan was able to trade blows with Hall in the second, before a scoreless third period sent the match to overtime at 4-4.Bo Jordan then took down Hall 20 seconds into sudden victory to clinch his first Big Ten championship.Moore has been impressive all season for the Buckeyes, as he suffered only three losses during the dual meet season — but two of those losses came against Minnesota senior No. 1 Brett Pfarr.Those dual-meet losses seemed to provide some motivation for Moore heading into the finals matchup, and Moore was aggressive from the start with Pfarr, getting a takedown within the first 10 seconds of competition.Moore began to take control of the match at the end of the first, as he closed the period with an 11-4 lead and nearly 40 seconds of riding time. It was a lead that Moore wouldn’t relinquish for the rest of the match. Moore finished with a 15-11 win over Pfarr for the Big Ten title.At heavyweight, not only were the two wrestlers the top Big Ten pre-seeds, but they were also the top-ranked wrestlers in the division, regardless of conference in Snyder and Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery.Snyder, a world champion and defending Big Ten champ, again proved why he continues to claim the top spot in heavyweight rankings.Snyder pulled away to a 4-1 lead after two periods, but Medbery fought hard in the third, pulling the score to 7-5 in the last 10 seconds to make the match close.Snyder notched a last-second escape to score the final point of the match, and secured an 8-5 victory in the Big Ten championships.As for the Buckeyes who lost in the finals, they were not without their impressive moments. Martin upset top-ranked Bo Nickal in the semifinals. Nickal and Martin have quite the history, as Martin took down Nickal to win the 174-pound national championship in 2016, but then Nickal defeated Martin during the Buckeyes’ regular season loss to Penn State Feb. 3.Micah Jordan also took down an opponent who beat him in the regular season, as he battled for a 2-1 victory over Iowa’s No. 2 Brandon Sorensen. Jordan lost to Penn State’s Zain Retherford in the championship match. read more

VELUX EHF CL F4 Veszprem too strong for PSG Hansen – Kiel

There were not doubt about the names of the last two EHF Champions League F4 teams in COlogne this season! Hungarian MVM MKB Veszprem showed strength once again against PSG Kielce oveplaying them the second year in a row – 34:28 in Veszprem Arena after draw in Paris 24:24. The French team had only one player on the court, amazing Danish shooter Mikkel Hansen, who scored 15 goals, but that wasn’t enough for Ilic (7) and his team-mates…German THW Kiel ended the list of EHF CL F4 participants by victory over PICK Szeged 31:23 (18:10) after -3 from the first match in Hungary 31:29. Filip Jicha with 8 and Marko Vujin with seven goals overplayed Jonas Kallman (5) and his guys in the crucial match of the season…DRAW ON TUESDAYThe VELUX EHF FINAL4 draw will start at 12:00 hrs local time and will be preceded by the official press conference at 11:30, which will be attended also by Lord Mayor of City of Cologne Jürgen Roters.Open drawThe VELUX EHF FINAL4 draw will be completely open and all four teams will be drawn from the same pot. The draw will be conducted in four simple steps.1 – Team 1 will be drawn for the Semi-final 12 – Team 3 will be drawn for the Semi-final 23 – Team 2 will be drawn for the Semi-final 14 – Team 4 will be drawn for the Semi-final 2The playing times of the semi-final matches will be announced at Tuesday’s press conference and the playing order will be announced in due time following negotiations with TV partners.Live coverageThe whole event starting at 11:30 hrs will be streamed live and free on ehfTV.com. ← Previous Story VELUX EHF CL F4: Kielce did it again! Next Story → WHO IS THE HANDBALL PERSON 2014? read more

Criminals have all details needed to use credit cards

first_imgUpdated 21:50INSURANCE FIRM AXA has been hit by a security breach to their weekend break scheme.The Data Protection Commissioner’s office earlier today confirmed that inspectors will investigate the company at the centre of the breach, Loyaltybuild.Last night it emerged that the breach at Supervalu, first reported last week, was more serious than initially thought.Some 62,500 Supervalu Getaways customers were warned that there was a “high risk” that an unauthorised third-party had accessed their card details.Now, Axa has confirmed that 8,000 customers of their weekend break scheme have been affected.This morning the Data Protection Commissioner told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that inspectors will visit Loyaltybuild’s Ennis offices.Billy Hawkes said that his office were told of the issue last week and were told it was more serious than first thought last night.“We discovered that the criminals involved have all the information they need to use the credit cards of affected people.“We’re sending inspectors to the offices of the company that ran these schemes.The key thing is for people to check their credit card bills from the last two years. Check if there are any unauthorised transactions.First published 08:57Read: Supervalu payment card breach ‘more extensive’ than expectedlast_img read more

Taoiseach and Jobs Minister head to Gulf for ambitious trade mission

first_imgSAUDI ARABIA, QATAR and the United Arab Emirates are all on the agenda for the government’s first trade mission of 2014, designated ‘the year of jobs’.Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Burton depart today for the Gulf region, aiming to strengthen “economic, political and cultural ties with these key priority markets for Ireland” on trip that lasts until January 9th.The Taoiseach described the trade mission as “highly focused and ambitious”. He also plans to meet with representatives from the Irish communities in each of the three countries.Joining them on the trip, which also aims to open up new commercial opportunities, will be over 100 senior executives hailing from 87 Enterprise Ireland client companies.Minister Burton said he will be aiming for “tangible results” during the trip, adding that the region “offers huge opportunities for Irish business”.Areas such as financial services and software, aviation, education, telecommunications, agrifood and construction have been highlighted as of particular interest to the visiting parties.Read: Call for lifting of public service hiring embargo to cut JobBridge use >More: Forfás dissolution will ‘strengthen capacity and drive job-creation policy’ >last_img read more

Ireland will receive more taxes from oil and gas exploration under new

first_imgNEW GUIDELINES FOR oil and gas exploration off Ireland are hoped to attract more industry to the sector.It will also see an increase in the State’s share of any profits from extraction, but falls short of what was recommended by an Oireachtas committee and has been described as “cosmetic”.New fiscal terms were drawn up following a report by Wood Mackenzie into Ireland’s current regulations for the sector.Minister for Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said these will ”engender industry confidence in the stability and predictability of Ireland’s oil and gas fiscal terms”.The 25% corporation tax rate that currently applies to petroleum production will remain unchanged.A new set of revised Profit Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) rates will see the government take 15% more revenue, in the case of the most profitable fields.“Royalty payments”The maximum rate will be increased to 55% from 40%, with a system of “royalty” payments also introduced.The new terms are not retrospective, and existing oil and gas fields will continue paying the lower rates.The industry has so far reacted positively to the new measures, with the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) saying it will help Ireland develop a “competitive edge”.“The success of exploration in the Irish offshore – which is currently in an embryonic state – is dependent on a fair, attractive, transparent and robust fiscal regime to encourage drilling and hopefully field development,” Professor Pat Shannon, chairman of the IOOA, said.Attractive to industry?He added that although the terms are less favourable than what is currently in place, “it should still attract industry”.However, Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Natural Resources Michael Colreavy has highlighted that an Oireachtas committee recommended a top rate of PRRT of 80%, and that the terms “fall short of what is needed”.Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway criticised that Wood Mackenzie was chosen to carry out the expert report.“As could be expected from a company so closely linked with the oil industry, the Wood Mackenzie report still recommends continuing to give the oil companies control over and the vast majority of the profits, from whatever oil and gas is found,” Conway said.“The State will still take no share in production, and will have no control over what happens to our oil and gas, e.g. whether it is landed in Ireland or supplied to the Irish market.”Read: Clare Daly says gardaí at Corrib gas site are the “hired hands” of Shell >More: European gas shortage looms after Russia cuts Ukraine’s gas >last_img read more

We felt a little disrespected Luka Modric

first_imgThe Croatian player believes the English media underestimated his country before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi-Final in RussiaCroatia and England met in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in the Semi-Final round.There, Kieran Trippier opened up the scoreboard in favor of the Three Lions, but then Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic gave the Croatians a ticket to the final.“When I said that after the game it was not meant to be about the players or the head coach but more in regards to some media and commentary that we read and watched,” the Real Madrid midfielder told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We felt a little bit disrespected and not enough recognition we thought we deserved.”“It was a little bit of extra motivation for the team, not that we needed any for a World Cup semi-final. That’s how I felt,” he added.“Is it a problem for England? That’s something you need to answer for yourself and analyze.”last_img read more

Swimming advisory issued in South Florida

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Officials have issued a water warning for several parks and lakes in South Florida.A no-swim advisory is in effect for East Greynolds Park, Maule Lake and the Oleta River in North Miami-Dade.Officials said a sewer valve broke at 168th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, causing nearly 6,000 gallons of waste to enter the water.Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department staff have already repaired the break and have posted signs around the affected areas.The advisory will remain in place until tests come back clean for two days in a row.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more