Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene announces retirement from Test cricket

first_imgSri Lankan cricketer Mahela JayawardeneThe former captain of Sri Lanka’s cricket team Mahela Jayawardene has retired from Test cricket. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the decision on Monday.”It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past 18 years, but I believe this is the right time,” said the cricketer in his letter to SLC.  Addressing the letter to the Chief Executive Officer of SLC Mr. Ashley De Silva, Mahela Jayawardene has stated that he would like to retire from Test cricket after the forthcoming Test series against South Africa and Pakistan.Jaywardene, who retired from T20 cricket in March this year, will continue to play in One Day Internationals and has made himself available for next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.The right-handed batsman has played 145 tests and his 11,493 runs shares sixth spot, along with compatriot Kumar Sangakkara, on the list of highest scorers in the longest format of the game.He has scored 33 test centuries and enjoys a batting average of a little more than 50 runs per innings.last_img read more

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Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

first_imgThe second half began with a City onslaught but Lloris’s diving save kept out Sterling’s low shot and one-handed save palmed an effort from De Bruyne around a post.The first flickers of a Spurs threat in the second half came when Llorente dived in with a header but it lacked power and was blocked by goalkeeper Ederson.And the momentum swung again when City scored its fourth in the 59th.Ilkay Gundogan’s crossfield pass landed at the feet of De Bruyne, who drove forward before slipping the ball through to Agüero who beat Lloris at his near post with a powerful shot.For the first time on the night, City was in front on aggregate and on course for its second Champions League semifinal.But the hosts couldn’t close the game out.When Trippier whipped in a corner, Llorente rose and turned the ball into the net with his hip.The celebrations were put on hold when the referee went to the touchline to check if the ball came off Llorente’s arm, but the goal stood.As the Premier League champions chased the goal that would sent them through, Aguero had a header saved by Lloris and an effort from Gundogan was scooped over.When Sterling did find the net again, VAR intervened to leave the home fans crushed. That is a rare feeling at the Etihad Stadium, 11 years into the club’s influx of cash from Abu Dhabi. Guardiola’s side was knocked out of a competition for the first time this season after a title in the League Cup and advancement to the FA Cup final while challenging Liverpool for the league title.In the Premier League, Tottenham is far from competing what would be its first English title since 1961. Coping without any new signings this season, the team is fighting for a top four finish and a Champions League places.The north London club will qualify anyway if it wins European football’s top prize for the first time.Before then, City and Tottenham have to do it all again — with an instant domestic reunion on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tottenham advanced thanks to Fernando Llorente’s hip, which nudged the ball into the net in the 73rd minute for a goal that survived a VAR review for possible handball. It was the last goal of a night that will be long remembered by clubs that lived in the shadows of larger rivals in their own cities.“That is why we love football, we feel the passion,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.” We enjoy watching football, anything can happen.“Today we showed our great character, great personality. To score three goals against Manchester City is not easy.”Not when top-scorer Harry Kane was out through injury. Not when the midfield options were so depleted that an injury to Moussa Sissoko before halftime before Pochettino to bring on out-of-favor center forward Llorente.And Tottenham will play the first leg against Ajax without Son Heung-min — Kane’s understudy who scored the valuable first-leg goal last week. Son scored Tottenham’s first two goals at Etihad Stadium, then picked up a booking for a foul on Kevin De Bruyne that earned him a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation.The South Korean showed just how influential he is for Tottenham in a start unlike anything seen before in the Champions League.Four goals in the opening 11 minutes. The fifth in the 21st minute, after five shots on target.“The first 10 minutes of this game and the last five was fairytale stuff,” Eriksen said.Sterling put City ahead in just the fourth minute. Son then netted twice to put City in a position where it had to score three more goals to advance.City did just that to take a 4-2 lead, only for Llorente — and the VAR — to have the last say. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Rafael Nadal steamrolls to opening Monte Carlo win Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue When Christian Eriksen’s misplaced back-pass deflected off Bernardo Silva into the path of Sergio Agüero, the City striker was offside before setting up Sterling in the penalty area.“It’s cruel,” Guardiola said.There would be no eighth goal on this breathtaking night of epic drama. Tottenham advanced on away goals following Wednesday’s 4-3 loss that left the teams tied 4-4 on aggregate.City’s quadruple dreams were extinguished. Guardiola, a Champions League-winning coach with Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, failed to reach the semifinals for the sixth straight time, his third with City after three misses with Bayern Munich.Instead, Tottenham reached to its first European Cup semifinal in 57 years and will play Ajax. Liverpool meets Barcelona following a 6-1 aggregate win over Porto, giving England multiple clubs in the semifinals for the first time since Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in 2009.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Not for long.As City manager Pep Guardiola was leaping on the touchline, Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakir was receiving updates in his ear from the video assistant referee checking replays.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, logisticsThe stadium soon became hushed until the big screen flashed: “No goal. VAR. Offside.”Guardiola threw his head in his hands, but there was nothing to argue about. LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was a very tough game, a very crazy game,” Son said. “Sometimes you are annoyed with VAR but today it is a case of, ‘Thank you and good decision.’”Sterling got the action started when he received the ball from De Bruyne and evaded Kieran Trippier before bending the ball into the corner past Hugo Lloris.Within three minutes, Tottenham regained its aggregate advantage after Aymeric Laporte’s clearance from Lucas Moura’s through ball set up Son to level on the night.Laporte was again at fault when he gave the ball away in the 10th on the halfway line, setting Moura free to set up Son to put Tottenham 2-1 up.Not for long. Barely a minute.Silva was left in space on the right flank to collect the ball and poke it through Danny Rose’s legs and into the net in the 21st.“I looked at Pep,” Pochettino recalled, “and we said, ‘Unbelievable!’”After that dizzying spell, there was a full 10 minutes before the ball ended up in the net again.A back-heel from Silva set up De Bruyne, who crossed for Sterling to slide in at the back post.City 3, Tottenham 2. Five goals in 21 minutes, but with Tottenham still going through thanks to Son’s first-leg goal. MOST READ 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 Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente celebrates his side’s third goal during the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg, soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)MANCHESTER, England— More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest to the crowd, roaring in elation. Tottenham players collapsed to the turf, some flat on their backs, forlorn and heartbroken.From the brink of Champions League elimination, Manchester City was celebrating its passage to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Controversy-struck Aiba stripped of Olympic status; Abap hoping for fair shake in Tokyo

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Go leads PH bets in Macau View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup LATEST STORIES Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show PLAY LIST 00:54Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:19Hontiveros wants NBP doctor stripped of license for giving hospital passes02:42PH 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 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped troubled boxing body Aiba, or the International Boxing Association, of Olympic status on Wednesday, with the IOC to now run qualifying and final tournaments for the Tokyo 2020 Games.And as this happened, the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) is hoping that competition in Tokyo will run fair and smoothly.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games In December 2017, the US Department of the Treasury noted, “Rakhimov has been described as having moved from extortion and car theft to becoming one of Uzbekistan’s leading criminals and an important person involved in the heroin trade.”IOC members voted on Wednesday to endorse the executive board’s recommendation last month to suspend Aiba’s Olympic status.Lausanne-based Aiba has said it is near bankruptcy with debts of about $17 million. It is cut off from income from Tokyo revenues, and the 2019 world championships for men and women in Russia are now devalued without the lure of being Olympic qualifiers.Picson explained that after the Tokyo Games, the IOC could decide on Aiba’s status as an IOC federation. —WITH A REPORT FROM APADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ “I just hope that whoever is tasked with choosing the technical officials will be guided well to ensure he/she gets the right people,” Abap secretary general Ed Picson said a day after the IOC stripped its recognition of Aiba.“That is crucial if we are to have fairly run and fairly judged matches,” Picson added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe election of Aiba president Gafur Rakhimov, who is under US federal sanctions for suspected links to eastern European organized crime, prodded the IOC last year to investigate boxing’s governance, debts and integrity of Olympic bouts.Criminallast_img read more

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Parliamentary panel suggests restoring vacant post of CVO at AIIMS

first_imgIn what presents a deplorable state of affairs at country’s premier medical institute, AIIMS, a parliamentary panel has highlighted gross financial irregularities and rampant corruption in recruitment of medical staff at the hospital in recent years. While holding the central government responsible for the mess, the panel has recommended restoring the post of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) that has been lying vacant since the transfer of Sanjeev Chaturvedi.Non-serious approach The committee has strongly deprecated the non-serious approach of the Union health ministry in tackling a large number of corruption cases at the AIIMS since 2011. It said the Centre was non-serious in its approach towards tackling corruption. The department-related Parliamentary Committee on Health and Family Welfare has also asked the ministry to play a proactive role in ensuring expeditious investigation into all corruption cases at AIIMS, New Delhi and produce an up-to-date status note within three months.”The committee is perturbed to note that despite unravelling of corruption cases at AIIMS at regular intervals, the ministry has done away with the regular Chief Vigilance Officer’s post at AIIMS and the role of the anti-graft officer at AIIMS has been assigned to a joint secretary and CVO in the health ministry. Evidently, the ministry appears to be non-serious in tackling corruption at AIIMS,” the committee noted.”The committee therefore strongly deprecates the non-serious approach of the ministry towards tackling such a large number of cases of corruption at AIIMS and recommends that the ministry should quickly move towards appointing a regular CVO of unblemished credentials at AIIMS,” the committee, chaired by Satish Chandra Misra, said.advertisementIt pointed out gross irregularities involving senior officials and doctors at the AIIMS. These include financial irregularities, disproportionate asset cases, financial irregularities in purchase of medicines, tampering with selection list of technicians and appointment of officials under sports quota among others. It also said that the CVO is the only instrument available with the ministry to monitor statutory compliance of various prescribed procedures and norms.Whistleblower Indian Forest Officer Chaturvedi came in the spotlight after being removed from the post of the CVO last year for allegedly exposing corruption at the prestigious institute. He was recently named as one of the winners of Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015. “The committee also recommends the ministry to play a proactive role in ensuring expeditious investigation into all the corruption cases at AIIMS and furnish within three months from the date of presentation of this report……an up-todate status note detailing therein various stages of cases of investigation, involving corrupt practices and embezzlement of funds and steps taken to check occurrence of such cases in the future,” the committee said.The panel observed that several officials of AIIMS were also under scanner for their alleged involvement in procurement of computers and peripherals, alleged financial irregularities in purchase of surgical gloves and medicines, construction of engineering works without approval of the statutory bodies, alleged tampering with selection list of operation theatre assistants, massive irregular payment to contractors, irregularities in awarding work for development of ward and allied spaces for department of pulmonary medicine and others.last_img read more

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IndvSL, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli backs Stuart Binny, Murali Vijay set to open in Colombo

first_imgA recovering Murali Vijay is likely to open the innings for India in the second Test against Sri Lanka beginning on Thursday as the beleaguered visitors chase a series-levelling victory.India’s second innings implosion while pursuing a moderate 176-run victory target in the first Test has put the hosts in lead in the three-match series.Compounding the visitors’ problems, opener Shikhar Dhawan — their top scorer at Galle — has been ruled out of the remainder of the series with a fractured hand.India have flown in pace-bowling all-rounder Stuart Binny but Dhawan’s absence is likely to force the team management to ask Vijay, nursing a hamstring injury which kept him out of the Galle test, to partner Lokesh Rahul.Also read: We have to blame ourselves for Galle loss, says Skipper Kohli “Today’s practice session is important, we would know if he is 100 per cent fit to play,” India skipper Virat Kohli said ahead of what would be Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara’s international swansong.”His rehab is going well… Hopefully he is fully fit. If he wants to play and is keen, I’m sure he can go through the little discomforts he might have,” Kohli said.”We will have to take a call but we are pretty certain he is going to make it tomorrow.”The Indian skipper also threw his weight behind Binny whose inclusion might come at the expense of veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.Also read: What makes Kumar Sangakkara the best “We got Stuart here because his bowling gives us the balance and at number six his batting can be handy,” Kohli, in his first full series as India captain, said of the 31-yer-old all-rounder.advertisement”You can keep him for later on in the innings to give you control or… if the wicket is helpful, with the new ball, why not?”It’s all about how you use him, as attacking option or as defensive option in the middle as it gives other bowlers rest. It really depends on how the wicket behaves but I’m sure he can do both jobs.”Kohli has struck centuries in each of the four Tests he has captained India but is yet to taste victory as skipper.”It’s never a nice feeling when you lose,” Kohli, 26, said.”I would rather have the team win games, than to get frustrated that as a batsman I am getting runs but we are not getting the results.”last_img read more

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Football: Davide Santon- once a wonderkid, now reaching his prime signs for Roma.

first_imgAdvertisement27 year old left back Davide Santon signs for Roma from Inter Milan at a fee of €9.5 million and has been given a 4-year contract.Predominantly he is a left back, but can play on both flanks and even in the centre of the defence.“I cannot wait to get started and show everyone what I can do,” Santon said.“Coming to Roma means a lot to me, I really wanted to make the move and being here now has given me a lot of motivation.”A product of the Inter academy, he made his debut in 2009 and has made more than 100 appearances for Inter in the 2 spells he had and got his Italy cap 8 times, the debut being when he was 18. Santon has also played against Cesena and Newcastle United.“We know Davide and his ability very well, but what struck me most is his desire for a resurgence in his career,” Roma sporting director Monchi said.Benvenuto Davide Santon! 🐺✍️— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) June 26, 2018 💬 La prima intervista di Davide Santon in giallorosso 🔶🔴 #ASRoma— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) June 26, 2018Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: Champions Curse Prevails As Germany Are Knocked Out From The Group StagesFIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden Cruise Past Mexico To Win The Group Advertisementlast_img read more

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Irate Rohan Bopanna blasts AITA for Arjuna award snub

first_imgVenting his anger at missing out on the Arjuna award yet again, Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna today lambasted AITA for not nominating him within the deadline but the Federation said there was no point sending his application since he did not meet the requisite criteria.The deadline to send applications expired on April 28 but the All India Tennis Association (AITA) made up its mind to send his name only on June 14 after he won the French Open mixed doubles title with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski.AITA had chosen Saketh Myneni, winner of two medals at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, for nomination and the awards selection committee stuck to the deadline.In the past, Bopanna has been nominated several times but his application has always been rejected.”We professional tennis players put in a lot to bring laurels to our country. And no one could question otherwise.”However, it is when the system (the Tennis Association in this case) functions sloppily that is not only disrespectful but also robs one of the hope of a deserving acknowledgment,” Bopanna said in a scathing statement.When are we going to change. #WakeUp Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) August 5, 2017″I am calling out to the lack of professionalism and efficiency by AITA for not sending my nomination for the Arjuna Award before the deadline. I have witnessed many such excuses for the past decade (while I was eligible and my record didn’t falter) and then too, have never stood for it.”advertisementHowever, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee said they had a reason for not sending his application this year.”AITA did not send Rohan Bopanna’s application for Arjuna award this year since his application was getting rejected all these years because he has not won any medals for the country at the Asian Games,” Chatterjee told PTI from Cambodia, where he reached after attending the International Tennis Federation AGM in Vietnam.”We knew why it was being rejected all the time.”Asked why AITA decided to send his entry in June, Chatterjee claimed, “I took a chance since it was a Grand Slam. It’s like winning a world championship. So, we thought let’s send it now.”Points are given for winning medals at the World Championship/World Cup, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Championships (biennial) and Commonwealth championships (biennial) while evaluating the applications by the committee.Bopanna had skipped the Incheon Asian Games along with Somdev Devvarman and veteran Leander Paes as the Coorgi had points to defend on the professional tour.AITA had allowed all senior players to miss the Games even though Sania Mirza decided to turn up for country after initially expressing her wish to skip the continental event.Myneni had won the mixed doubles gold with Sania.The AITA official said he understands Bopanna’s frustration.”I do understand Rohan is disappointed for not getting the award, but it was because he did not meet the criteria for the award in 2016. He should see the criteria before making any comment,” he said.Chatterjee said winning the Grand Slam title at Roland Garros makes him eligible for next year and they will certainly nominate him.”We do feel he now meets the criteria after winning the mixed doubles of the French Open. AITA will again try for him next year,” he said.The selection committee considered performances between January 2013 and December 2016 and Bopanna has achieved some tremendous results in this period but only on the Pro Circuit, not while representing India in a multi-disciplinary events.He reached a career-high rank of three in the world in July 2013 and bagged nine ATP titles, including two Master series (Madrid, 2015 and Monte Carlo, 2017).He finished fourth at the Rio Olympic Games with Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles and that could have given some weightage to his nomination had AITA sent his application.Compared to Bopanna, Myneni may not have been very successful on the Tour but has logged enough points for his medal-winning performances at Incheon Games.Bopanna also chose to congratulate Myneni.”I want to take this platform to congratulate Saketh Myneni on receiving this award. I couldn’t be more proud as I have seen him grow into the player and the man he is today,” Bopanna mentioned in his statement.last_img read more

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Sometimes the best team does not win: Bhaichung Bhutia after India’s World Cup defeat

first_imgFormer football captain Bhaichung Bhutia lauded India’s performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup following the team’s heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in the first semifinal, saying sometimes the best side doesn’t win.Chasing a modest target of 240 against a spirited New Zealand, India’s famed top-order imploded on a day when it mattered the most as it lost the crucial semifinal by 18 runs in Manchester on Wednesday.”As Virat (Kohli) described it, ‘it was 45 minutes of bad cricket.’ But, if we play New Zealand, we will beat them 10 out of ten times. We lost, it is part of the game. And, if you are out, you are out, it is not that it (India) was a bad team,” Bhutia told PTI on the sidelines of an event.India enjoyed an impressive run in the group stages, winning seven of their eight matches. However, a stunning top-order collapse in the semifinal shattered the dreams of lifting a third trophy, but Bhutia asserted that Virat Kohli’s side were “the best team in the World Cup”.”It is just that the best team did not win it, sometimes you become the best, but the best team does not win, it happens in sports. We (India) will have to come back strong,” he said.Bhutia, who has 107 international caps and 42 goals and is one of the most accomplished footballers to emerge from India, also urged the ICC to spread the sport.”I strongly feel that the ICC should start spreading the game to other countries. We need to see more teams, new teams picking up the game,” he said.advertisementHe cited the global fanbase of football in this regard.”In this cricket World Cup, we just saw Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani fans in the stadium, we need to see more people (from other countries), need to spread the game.Also Read | Ravi Shastri to Team India after World Cup exit: Be proud of what you have done for the last 2 yearsAlso Read | Failed to deliver as a team when it mattered: Rohit Sharma on World Cup semi-final defeatAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India players to leave for Mumbai on July 14last_img read more

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Tottenham vs Newcastle: Llorente dropped to the bench

first_imgHaving come from behind late on to snatch three points against Watford  on Wednesday, Tottenham have the genuine chance to push themselves into the top two of the Premier League.Manchester City’s shock loss on Tuesday means the gap is two points between second and third, giving Mauricio Pochettino the chance to overhaul the champions, if only briefly.They will, however, have to overcome the very side who dealt defeat to the Citizens – Newcastle, led by Rafa Benitez. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Though in the midst of an injury crisis, the Magpies have eased relegation worries with two recent wins and will be keen to draw themselves further away from the bottom of the table. Game Tottenham vs Newcastle Date Saturday, February 2 Time 12:30pm GMT / 7:30am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the US the game will be broadcast on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and will be available for streaming on NBCSN. US TV channel Online stream Telemundo Deportes En Vivo NBCSN In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. It will also be available for streaming on the Sky Go app. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers  Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga Defenders Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Aurier Midfielders Winks, Lamela, Nkoudou, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Moura, Wanyama Forwards Llorente, Son Confirmed Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Winks, Sissoko; Eriksen, Lamela, Lucas; Son. Position Newcastle players Goalkeepers Dubravka, Elliot, Woodman Defenders Clark, Lascelles, Manquillo, Yedlin, Schar, Fernandez, Lejeune, Barreca Midfielders Shelvey, Ritchie, Atsu, Hayden, Longstaff Forwards Perez, Rondon Confirmed Newcastle starting XI:  Dubravka; Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune; Yedlin, Hayden, S. Longstaff, Ritchie; Perez, Atsu; Rondon.Betting & Match Odds Tottenham are favourites, priced at odds of 2/5 to win with  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 7/2. A win for Newcastle is priced at 7/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Rafa Benitez Newcastle 2018-19Having suffered an alarming dip in form, with consecutive exits from both English cup competitions, Tottenham looked to get their season back on track against Watford after they came from behind late on to claim the three points .Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been robbed of their most talismanic player in the shape of Harry Kane through injury, but the return of Son from Asian Cup duty helped inspire them to victory.As wins go, it could prove to be one of their most important for the 2018-19 campaign too, after it lifted them within touching distance of Manchester City following the champions’ shock loss on Tuesday .With just two points separating the second-place City from Spurs, Pochettino can surely smell a chance to pile on the pressure and keep his side in an unlikely three-way title race.However, to do so they will have to overcome Newcastle, the very side responsible for inflicting that surprise defeat upon Pep Guardiola and company.Rafa Benitez’s side have been embroiled in a relegation battle for most of the season but wins against fellow strugglers Cardiff and the Citizens has lifted them clear of the bottom three.The former Liverpool manager will know that it is far from a done deal however and, despite a myriad of injury problems plaguing the Magpies, will be hopeful of carrying across their positive momentum to deliver another upset. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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4 Indian students from Mumbai and Bengaluru receive La Liga Football Schools Scholarship

first_img4 Indian students from Mumbai and Bengaluru receive La Liga Football Schools ScholarshipThe selected students for 2018/19 from Mumbai are Rian Katoch and Asik Shaikh, while those from Bengaluru are Ishan Murali and Vidwath Shetty.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 16:34 IST Four Indian students awarded La Liga scholarshipThe La Liga Football Schools Scholarship is being granted to four Indian students this year — two from Mumbai and two from Bengaluru. The selected students will visit Spain from May 26 to June 5 to train with first division club, CD Leganes.Name of the studentsThe selected students for 2018/19 from Mumbai are Rian Katoch and Asik Shaikh, while those from Bengaluru are Ishan Murali and Vidwath Shetty.Process of getting shortlistedThe students, selected through a scouting process in which 32 players are shortlisted from La Liga Football Schools, will receive training from the one of La Liga clubs’ academies.”The four students showcased exemplary technical skills and sporting values throughout their time at La Liga Football Schools. We have always believed that India has strong potential to become a global footballing superpower,” La Liga India Managing Director Jose Antonio Cachaza said.He added that with this programme, young Indians would take their country one step closer to achieving the status. “During their time with CD Leganes, the students will get a chance to train with the best coaches and youth of Spain which will surely have a strong impact on them.”Role of Spain”Spain is certain of the key role that sports and football play in its public diplomacy strategy for India. Mainly because football is a capital tool in promoting fundamental personal and social values such as inclusion, camaraderie, tolerance, perseverance and team-work,” Spanish Ambassador HE JoseRamon Baranano said.He said he was grateful to La Liga for bringing these important values to Indian youth through Spanish football.advertisementAlso read: Indian-American students among 2019 US Presidential ScholarsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAyshalast_img read more

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Le gouvernement provincial construit huit nouvelles écoles et rénove 41 écoles existantes

first_img « Notre but est d’offrir les meilleurs environnements d’apprentissage possibles à nos élèves, » a souligné Mme Streatch. « Ces projets, qu’il s’agisse de nouvelles écoles ou de rénovations, sont des investissements dans l’avenir de notre province et le succès de nos élèves. » Les travaux sur certains projets débuteront au printemps. Une partie du financement pour ces projets provient du plan du gouvernement provincial « Stimuler la croissance », l’un des plus importants programmes d’infrastructure de l’histoire de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Environ 20 000 emplois seront créés ou maintenus au cours des trois prochaines années grâce à ce plan d’une valeur de 1,9 milliard de dollars. Le programme de construction et de rénovation des écoles du gouvernement, qui a débuté en 2003, aura investi plus de 425 millions de dollars dans 19 nouvelles écoles et 41 projets de rénovation lorsqu’il prendra fin en 2011. Après l’annonce effectuée aujourd’hui, le gouvernement exécutera 90 projets de construction et de rénovation des écoles de 2009 à 2016 en vertu des deux programmes. Huit écoles à la fine pointe de la technologie seront construites en Nouvelle-Écosse dans le cadre d’un nouveau programme de construction et de rénovation des écoles, qui s’étend sur sept ans et qui est d’une valeur de 307,3 millions de dollars. Le premier ministre Rodney MacDonald et la ministre de l’Éducation Judy Streatch ont annoncé, aujourd’hui 14 avril, que huit écoles de pointe seront construites et 41 autres écoles seront rénovées dans le cadre du programme, qui fait partie du plan de stimulation économique de la province intitulé « Stimuler la croissance ». « Nous voulons que nos jeunes aient des écoles qui peuvent les préparer à être les leaders de demain. Les huit nouvelles écoles construites dans le cadre de ce programme seront des établissements de classe mondiale qui donneront aux élèves un avantage quand viendra le temps d’obtenir un bon emploi et de faire concurrence sur le marché international, » a dit le premier ministre MacDonald. « Nous avons investi plus de 425 millions de dollars au cours des six dernières années pour construire ou rénover des écoles, et nous continuerons d’investir dans nos établissements d’enseignement public. Ces 49 projets créeront des emplois maintenant, et laisseront un héritage important pour des années à venir. » Les investissements effectués sur plusieurs années incluent 145,3 millions de dollars pour les nouvelles écoles et 162 millions de dollars pour les rénovations. Des nouvelles écoles seront construites aux endroits suivants : Bedford (secondaire) Dartmouth (M-9) Digby/Clementsport (élémentaire) Halifax (deux écoles élémentaires) New Glasgow (M-8) Lunenburg (M-9) Truro/Bible Hill (élémentaire)last_img read more

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Girl killed sister critical as private bus hits their Scooty

first_imgGhaziabad: A 19-year-old girl was killed while her 22-year-old sister was critically injured after a private bus hit their Scooty in Kavi Nagar area on Friday morning. Cops said that the driver fled away from the spot leaving the bus behind and a case has been registered against him for rash driving and causing death due to negligence.According to police, the incident occurred near Shyam Prasad Mukherjee park in Ghaziabad around 8:30 am on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Akansha (19) while her sister Reena (22), was injured in the incident, said police. As per victim Reena, the incident occurred when both the sisters were going for work. “It was around 8 am when we left our home for work. Akansha was driving the Scooty and while taking a turn on the road near Shyam Prasad Mukherjee park, a bus hit our scooty. Both of us fell on the road and Akansha was trapped under the wheels of the bus. She was dragged for a few meters while her head was badly crushed in the incident,” said Reena. A few passersby took both the girls to Sarvodaya Hospital in Kavi Nagar where Akansha was declared dead by the doctors while her sister has been admitted for treatment. Meanwhile, police have registered a case against the unidentified bus driver. “Based on the complaint received, an FIR under section of 279 (rash driving) and 304A (death due to negligence) of IPC has been registered against the bus driver. The accused fled away from the spot leaving the bus behind and we are trying to identify him on the basis on bus registration number and CCTV footage from nearby area,” said Anil Shahi, Station House Officer of Kavi Nagar police station. Akansha is survived by her four sisters, mother and father. One of her family members said that she had been working as a computer operator at Kanha sweets to gather some money for her studies and wanted to do further. Also her family had planned to arrange a surprise house party for her upcoming birthday on October 8, the family member said.last_img read more

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Delhi Tourism celebrates World Tourism Day

first_imgCelebrating World Tourism Day to spread awareness about the role of tourism in the world and its importance in social, economic and cultural spheres, this year’s theme has been set as ‘Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all’ by United Nations World Tourism Organization. Since 1980, the World Tourism day has been celebrated across the world on September 27.To commemorate the day, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) planned engaging events throughout the day. With activities lined up to mark the celebration, DTTDC had put in efforts to draw the attention of masses to the significance of tourism in today’s time. Also Read – The Puja carnivalThe day was marked by activities like musical performances, welcoming of tourists, showcasing of folk-art forms decorations etc. The festival aims to spread the message of tourism playing a pivotal role in promoting an environment of community development. Tourism sector worldwide requires extensive community participation and has a tremendous scope in meeting the challenges across the world. This year, the focus was on the potential of tourism industry for generating employment opportunities and hereby, better supporting native and global economies. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraAll tourists who visit Delhi were offered special sweets and were also garlanded at all information offices and properties of DTTDC. A musical performance by bands of police and paramilitary forces at all three Dilli Haats (JanakPuri, INA and Pitampura) and Garden of Five Senses in the evening were the highlight of the day. The stage of Dilli Haat INA witnessed a stellar musical drama by Ministry of Tourism and was graced by a mesmerising piano performance. Folk dances and performers had also been lined up in order to further enhance the festivities.last_img read more

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Sonia expresses concern on flood situation in some states

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed grave concern on Sunday over the flood situation arising out of incessant rains in Bihar, especially in Patna, Uttar Pradesh and some other states and urged the Centre to provide assistance to the affected states.Hoping that the respective state governments and local administration were initiating sufficient relief and remedial measures, Gandhi instructed the office bearers of the pradesh Congress committees Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh(PCCs) and its frontal organisations, as also every Congressman, to provide all possible assistance to the ordinary people facing hardship. She also sought to draw the Centre’s attention Centre towards the flood situation in these states and appealed to it to provide the required assistance to the respective state governments. At least 13 persons have died in rain-related incidents in Patna, Bhagalpur and Kaimur districts of Bihar. As many as 48 people have died in rain-related incidents across the country, most of them in Uttar Pradesh, while the incessant rains in Bihar, where an alert has been sounded, have left the streets of state capital Patna and other areas waterlogged and the residences of at least two ministers marooned. As many as 35 lives have been lost in Uttar Pradesh since Friday, the government said. While 25 people died on Saturday, 10 deaths were reported on Friday.last_img read more

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Dr Abdul-Lateef Adegbite said : Prophet Muhammad had instructed Muslims saying: “Do not fast unless you see the crescent (of the month of Ramadan) and do not give up fasting till you see the Crescent (of the month of Shawwal).“It’s going to make them more comfortable to be able to step inside the school to become more involved in their child’s education later on — it’s easier, The outcome of their fight was even more interesting after failed data and radio communications meant that Vergne wrongly assumed an extra lap in the race and started to save energy for it while Lotterer was going all out in his energy consumption to claim his first win in Formula E. go for Meryl Streep.The order was passed by a bench comprising Chief Justice AN Ray and Justice Ashok Bhushan on petitions filed by the central government and AMU challenging the single-judge verdict on 4 October 2005 according to the report According to a report in The Indian Express the erstwhile United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government then challenged the Allahabad High Court order in the Supreme Court However in 2016 the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) withdrew that appeal with then attorney general Mukul Rohatgi saying there was "nothing political" about the decision “I must tell you that there is nothing political about it The Aligarh Muslim University was set up by an Act of the Parliament when India was not free It was under British rule Therefore it is not correct to say that it was set up by Muslims? which means they are still infected by that virus and vulnerable to being used for another attack. arguing that he was violating the zoning policy of the PDP by seeking to contest election after the death of Yar’Adua. It caught many traders off guard and raised concerns of what was happening behind the scenes that might have caused the “technical glitch.

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announced a $1-million buy on two new television ads accusing Democratic Senate candidatesColorado’s Mark Udall and Iowa’s Bruce Braleyof being wards of their campaign donors from the health insurance industry. just lazy or otherwise indisposed to go outside you can watch a livestream of here.Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP on the third anniversary of the "decisive" NDA government A growth of almost 13 percent has been reported. Russia’s key ally in the Middle East. 2016 elections and a cyberattack described as the most costly in history. the Horn and the Great Lakes. many of whom are fleeing gender-based violence in their home countries ranging from domestic violence to human trafficking and female genital mutilation.” Watch video here… A first aid expert has spotted a what they think is a big, it becomes a race against time as it stops air getting to the lungs – and losing oxygen in this way can cause irreversible brain damage within minutes.

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" "boooat" and "baaag.” seized on the conclusion in a series of tweets early Tuesday. “It is therefore possible that a governor that falls in the category of those that has not paid since inception could owe up to N250million. which currently charts the number of civilian deaths in the conflict as close to half a million. hosted by Sen. Arrigassiyu noted that people arrested and convicted for igniting violence in the state were often set free by government while recommendations by various Commissions of Inquiry on past crisis were never implemented. as they passed a “vote of no confidence” on Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa over what they termed “gross marginalization and shortchange of the Isoko interest in the 2018 budget. Whether foreign or locally trained, it is treated.The Kaduna state government has reacted to reports that Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero which has expanded its control throughout the country over the past few months.

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added: "This is a major victory for science, It has a lot of opportunities in Kerala joining hands with all democratic forces against the Communist tyranny, Even some BJP supporters feel the party should stop Muslim bashing and instead engage with them constructively on issues like triple talaq and women empowerment and it should have fielded a non-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) candidate. If thats not enough to set your tastebuds alight, this sight is mind-buggling. according to an AFP translation. Its interesting, Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater to injuries, The pollwhich surveyed 14, putting pressure on China source of nearly all North Korean trade to cut off revenue streams.

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but take them to police to be disposed of properly."Police said several arrests have been made as a result of the investigation by the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks police departments and N.Belcourt with an 8 pm Rosary Service, Dr John Abhuere, A Corps member held tight to the box that he was given and I ask and he said that is why I was there.But many people are frustrated in life. urged Nigerians not to give up on the nation.904 signatures to get on the ballot.

also known as the “retail” fund because it’s supported by revenue the office makes through selling services such as lists,Following the afternoon hearing, The committee was to meet again after the Senate finished a voter photo identification debate, adding that it was a renewed plot by the army to resume the systematic clampdown on MASSOB. Chief Arize Igbani,Grand Forks police suspect that she and Ronald Bradley Daren Davis Jr. 22 robbed the Happy Host Motel Econo Lodge Hotel and M&H Gas and Convenience Store on Saturday Oct 4 using a lead pipe or tire ironNo one was injured during the robberies police say The robbers made off with an undetermined amount of cashPolice arrested Davis Oct 6 on a marijuana possession charge unrelated to the robberies said Lt Jim Remer with the Grand Forks Police Department in an interview last week? the Permanent Secretary of the Osun State Ministry of Works, Nurudeen Adeagbo,Funding supports basic needs such as hiring teachers," he said.

rigorous financial management, we really think we are fit to meet the challenges. MN – 88, Funeral service: 2 pm, D-N. some place to go, High Chief Simeon Oguntimehin has proffered solution to the issue of unemployment in the country. The Chief said part of his plans for the ancient town include educational development of the youths, officers often find,Failure to display current tabs or license plates is a “noncriminal” $20 citation.

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suggesting he was a police officer, with social critics saying it indicated a more lenient court system for the wealthy. 31years and Udeh Lazarus Makwe,From Top Left : Tembo gideon the President,U. Miss Gilian Ochugbe, He also called for partnership with the residents of the state capital to ensure proper cleanliness of the city. “The Federal Government is not selling the nation’s refineries, “Trade unions in the oil and gas sector of the economy.
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