Sri Lanka eye first ever Test win in India vs Virat Kohli’s near-flawless men

first_imgSri Lanka have never won a Test in India and with Virat Kohli’s men on a run of near-flawless home form the visitors are unlikely to break their duck in a three-match series starting in Kolkata on Thursday.In a bumper home season, which started in September 2016, India won 10 of 13 Test matches, with their solitary defeat coming against Steve Smith’s Australia.Even on home ground Sri Lanka have struggled against India, losing 9-0 across all three formats in July and August.Under Kohli, the world’s top-ranked Test side has won eight consecutive series dating back to 2015, and Sri Lanka look incapable of stopping them from winning a ninth to tie England and Australia for the record for most consecutive Test series wins.After being hammered at home by India, Sri Lanka then won a two-Test series against Pakistan 2-0 in the United Arab Emirates but subsequently lost all eight limited-overs matches against the same opponents.Their Test record in India inspires little confidence as they have failed to record a single victory in 17 matches, the last of which was played eight years ago.Former captain Angelo Mathews and spin spearhead Rangana Herath were the only two current squad members who played a part in that 2009 series and Sri Lanka will lean on them heavily once again.Reuters PhotoSri Lanka coach Nic Pothas hopes the players have learned from the recent home series whitewash but wants them to focus on their own strengths instead of the Indian threat.”The mistake you can make here is come and be infatuated with the Indian side and concentrate too much on them,” Pothas said on the team’s arrival in India.advertisement”We know they are a good side. We only played them a month ago. We have to concentrate on our strengths and jobs, and if we can execute them well it will be a challenging series.”The series against India was a huge learner for us. I also mentioned that if we didn’t learn from a very good team then that would have been the biggest error.”DUAL SPIN THREATWhile Sri Lanka’s bowling attack must find a way to stop the likes of Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara from scoring heavily, their batsmen will have to contend with India’s dual spin threat of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.Most sides have found off-spinner Ashwin and left-armer Jadeja too hot to handle but Sri Lanka might be in for an even rougher ride with the pair likely keen to prove a point after being overlooked by selectors for India’s limited-overs sides.Reuters PhotoWhile good news is in short supply for Sri Lanka they will at least be thankful for not having to face 24-year-old all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is being rested having played non-stop from the Champions Trophy in June.Pandya made his Test debut in the series in Sri Lanka and made a big impact, hitting a maiden fifty and hundred while taking four wickets with his medium pace bowling.Many have touted the series against Sri Lanka as a chance to prepare for a tough tour to South Africa at the end of the year but India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha said the hosts were focused on only one team.”It’s not like the Sri Lanka series is to prepare for South Africa,” Saha told reporters. “It’s a standalone series.”Every Test is a challenge, and we will take it match by match, as a team and as individuals.”Once this gets over, we will worry about South Africa and the challenge it brings.”After Eden Gardens hosts the first Test, the two sides will travel to Nagpur and Delhi for the second and third match.last_img read more

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Otto Rehhagel Visits Primary Schools on Crete

first_imgHERAKLION, Crete –  Former Greece’s national team coach (2001-2010) visited primary schools in Heraklion Creete on Tuesday.Rehhagel visited Crete in the context of the friendly football game between Barcelona veterans and Greek national team veterans, which will be held on Thursday 8 June at 18:30 at the municipality Stadium of Mytilene.Rehhagel has been the nation’s most successful footballing era – during his coaching period, the Greek team won the 2004 European Championship and qualified for the 2010 World Cup, their second ever World Cup finals participation.Otto Rehhagel visits Cretan primary schools on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Photo: Eurokinissi SportsOtto Rehhagel visits Cretan primary schools on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Photo: Eurokinissi SportsOtto Rehhagel visits Cretan primary schools on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Photo: Eurokinissi SportsOtto Rehhagel visits Cretan primary schools on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Photo: Eurokinissi SportsOtto Rehhagel visits Cretan primary schools on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Photo: Eurokinissi SportsTweetPinShare33 Shareslast_img read more

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a month agoSheffield Utd owner Prince Abdullah says Wilder has his full support

first_imgSheffield Utd owner Prince Abdullah says Wilder has his full supportby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United owner Prince Abdullah says manager Chris Wilder has his full support.The Saudi prince, who won an 18-month-long legal battle with fellow co-owner Kevin McCabe over the club’s ownership on Monday, says Sheffield United are “blessed” to have the Englishman in charge at Bramall Lane.”I have a very good relationship with Chris,” Prince Abdullah told Sky Sports News. “I know a good coach when I see one. Chris is a great coach. He is going to get better and he is getting better.”For us I feel it is lucky that we found a coach like Chris. But in my philosophy and when you analyse why clubs are successful… big clubs are the clubs that have no personality above the club.”There is no owner, coach or player above the club. We all work for the club.”We are blessed to have Chris. We are going to support him and hopefully he can lead us to better and bigger things.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Watch: Michigan State RB L.J. Scott Hurdles An Ohio State Defender

first_imgA general view of Michigan State's football stadium.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view of Spartan Stadium during the game between the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Michigan State Spartans on September 20, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Eastern Michigan 73-14 (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan State RB L.J. Scott leaped over Ohio State’s Gareon Conley, only to have the play called back due to penalty.Michigan State lost to Ohio State 16-17  today, but the Spartans wouldn’t have even be in the game period if it weren’t for the heroics of L.J. Scott, who put the entire team on his back.I mean, look at this:LJ Scott.https://t.co/OjRKEP3Za6— David Harns (@DavidHarns) November 19, 2016Here’s another angle:LJ Scott ???? https://t.co/MSXhEeA8Gl— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) November 19, 2016And here’s another, just for good measure:HURDLE ALERT!@ljscott_03 goes airborne for @MSU_Football.More video » https://t.co/ejPGN65Yn5 https://t.co/mcg5um3EpX— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 19, 2016Scott ravaged what was supposed to be a stout Ohio State defense, despite the Buckeyes stacking the box on every other play. He led the Spartans in rushing and receiving, recording 160 yards on 19 carries and 76 through the air. He had both Spartan touchdowns.The play was called back because the Spartans had too many men on the field, but whatever, you can’t take that hurdle away. The play, penalty included, is a great summary of how the game went, actually. Despite Scott almost willing his team to victory, it just wasn’t enough to counteract the numerous mistakes made by the Spartans.last_img read more

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Step Up Your Kitchen Game with Ceramic Knives

first_img 5 Survival Knives That Could Save Your Life Know Your Knife: A Guide to the Best Steel for Knives You probably already know a thing or two about good steel, but if you want to stay on the *cutting edge* of cutlery, it’s time to step up your game and snag some ceramic kitchen knives. Thanks to advances in materials engineering, it’s becoming increasingly common for blademakers to make knives out of zirconium dioxide – a type of ceramic that also happens to be one of the hardest materials on earth. It’s the same stuff they make cheap engagement rings out of, but instead of giving it a princess cut and setting it in pewter, they cast this stuff in the shape of a blade, sharpen it with diamond grinders, and make some of the most solid knives you’ve ever seen.The main benefit of ceramic blades is their hardness. Zirconium dioxide scores an 8.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. To put that in perspective, even the hardest steel you can buy ranks around 7 or 7.5, whereas diamond tops the list with a hardness rating of 10. What this means is that you’ll rarely need to sharpen these knives; they’ll keep a good edge for far longer than a steel blade – so long as you don’t routinely use them on a hard surface like marble or stone. Stick to plastic or wooden cutting boards and you won’t have to pick up a sharpener for years to come.And hardness isn’t the only benefit either. Ceramic knives are also ridiculously lightweight and easy to to handle. They also won’t rust, discolor, or react with the food you’re cutting in any way. There are a few jobs that steel will handle better, but adding a couple super-sharp ceramic blades to your collection probably isn’t a bad idea.This set from Edge of Belgravia is a good place to start – it’s definitely one of the best-looking ceramic cutlery sets we’ve come across yet. The onyx finish on the knives gives them a clean, professional, and unassuming look that would fit nicely in both modern and classic kitchens alike. The Official Knives of Flavortown: Guy Fieri Unsheathes New Knuckle Sandwich Knives We’re in Love with the Look of Gerber’s New Everyday Carry Knives The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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Grange Hails Reggae Racers

first_img Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg and Marcia Dawes emerged as overall winners of the rally. Story Highlights Minister Grange said:“Last week I challenged you to come back home with more trophies than you did in Guyana a few months ago, and you have delivered. The entire team represented Jamaica very well, but I must say special congratulations to Kyle and Marcia who topped all competitors.” The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated the national team which competed in the Rally Trinidad on the weekend. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated the national team which competed in the Rally Trinidad on the weekend.Minister Grange said:“Last week I challenged you to come back home with more trophies than you did in Guyana a few months ago, and you have delivered. The entire team represented Jamaica very well, but I must say special congratulations to Kyle and Marcia who topped all competitors.”Kyle ‘Speedy’ Gregg and Marcia Dawes emerged as overall winners of the rally.Bobby Marshall and Michelle Laidlaw copped 2nd place in their group.last_img read more

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Province Opens Ottawa Office

first_imgThe province of Nova Scotia is opening an office in Ottawa to help create a better awareness and understanding within the federal government of Nova Scotia’s priorities. “This office will provide our province with a tangible presence in our national capital that will ensure the priorities of Nova Scotians will be well known and well represented,” said Premier John Hamm, who is also the minister for intergovernmental affairs. “Consistent face-to-face contact is essential to develop and enhance important working relationships. The office will be available to business, academic and other political leaders as well, as they work to advance Nova Scotia’s interests.” The opening of an Ottawa office is part of the province’s federal-provincial strategy which is taking a co-ordinated corporate approach to intergovernmental relations and increasing Nova Scotia’s visibility in Ottawa among senior decision makers. The office will be part of the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs. Premier Hamm will officially open the office on Feb. 6. Intergovernmental Affairs senior representative in Ottawa will be Ian Thompson, a well-known business and community leader in Halifax. Mr. Thompson has owned and operated a successful communications company, worked in communications with two energy companies and served on the boards of not-for-profit business, cultural and health-related organizations. He has served as chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, as well as president of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the International Cystic Fibrosis Association. He will begin his assignment Jan. 30. “We are pleased to have Ian Thompson establish Nova Scotia’s presence in Ottawa and develop key working relationships with federal decision makers,” said Premier Hamm. The relationship with the federal government is an important one for Nova Scotia. About one-third of Nova Scotia’s revenues come from federal transfer payments. Since the mid-1990s, the federal government has limited the level of direct financial support it provides in a wide range of program areas. “We are confident that the office, together with the ongoing work by Nova Scotia’s premier, ministers, deputy ministers and senior bureaucrats, will allow us to develop a stronger relationship with decision makers in Ottawa,” said Premier Hamm. The office will also be available to business, academic and political leaders of other parties, as well as Nova Scotia groups and organizations who are in Ottawa, as they work to advance Nova Scotia’s interests. The annual cost of operating the office will be about $400,000. The salary for the senior representative is $130,000 per year. Currently, eight provincial and territorial jurisdictions have offices in Ottawa including Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Nova Scotia’s office is located at Constitution Square, 350 Albert St.last_img read more

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ICICI Bank lowers lending rates by 10 bps

first_imgMumbai: The second largest private sector lender ICICI Bank has cut its lending rates by 0.10 percent which will make all the loans cheaper, sources said Monday. The move comes weeks after it cut its deposit rates and amid calls for banks to quickly pass on the benefits of rate cuts by the RBI, which stands at a full 75 bps since February. The bank has cut its marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR)across all tenors by 0.10 percent, they said adding the new rates areeffective immediately. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep The one-year MCLR, to which a majority of loans like residential mortgages and auto loans are tied, now stands at 8.65 percent, they said. Top private sector lenders, including ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank had initiated deposit cuts between 0.10 and 0.25 percent in the middle of June across select buckets. It remains to be seen if other banks have also followed suit by announcing reductions in their rates. At the June 6 review, the Reserve Bank had said banks have cut rates by a measly 0.21 percent as against the 0.50 percent cut in key rates, and had asked banks to do more. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs The same day, it cut the key policy rate by another 0.25 percent and also hinted at further easing by shifting its stance to accommodatory from neutral, taking the total quantum of rate cut to 0.75 percent in 2019. The RBI initiated the rate action with an eye to prop up the sagging growth amidst a sustained period of inflation trending below the 4 percent set for the central bank as part of the medium-term inflation targeting framework.last_img read more

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Canadian family with Sri Lankan links escape jeep fire

A minute later, he said his wife saw smoke billowing from under the hood. When Ratnasingham looked more closely, he saw fire.“I opened the hood and there was a flame,” he said. “The flame was so intense,” said Chris Ratnasingham, describing Friday’s events in the rural community of Freelton. Ratnasingham’s first instinct was to get his wife and son out of the back seat where the boy was secured in a child safety carrier.Within four minutes, he said the vehicle was engulfed in flames — and he wants to know why.“You get an SUV thinking you’ll be safe. You don’t think the vehicle will cause you harm,” said Ratnasingham, adding he and his wife chose the Cherokee specifically because they believed it would be safe. A Canadian family with Sri Lankan links escaped a fire in their jeep and are now seeking answers.The Hamilton family escaped injury after their SUV caught fire as they stopped to pick up mail at the community postal box near their home, Canada’s Global News reported. With his wife, Annissa Maharaj, and their six-month-old son, Ratnasingham said he drove up the road to retrieve his mail. He said he turned off the ignition on his 2015 Jeep Cherokee, stepped out of the SUV, opened the mail box and examined the contents. Jeep is manufactured by FCA Canada. In a written statement, the company said it was pleased there were no injuries in this case. “The company is unaware of any similar incidents involving this make and model. Fires are highly complex events often caused by circumstances unrelated to vehicle design,” said a company spokesperson.The couple said they intended to keep the vehicle for several more years.As a result of the fire, they will receive much less from their insurer than what they paid for the vehicle. In addition, they are obligated to pay in insurance deductible even though the fire was not their fault. A FCA Canada spokesperson said it would work with the couple to help them replace the vehicle, possibly at a reduced retail price.The couple said they want to warn other families about the importance of never leaving their children unattended in their vehicle, even for a brief period.“Don’t do it,” said Maharaj, who was able to quickly spirit her son from the car when the fire began.In 2016, there were 2,892 vehicle fires in Ontario, according to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Three people died in those fires. (Colombo Gazette)<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more

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TSX closes lower key data shows US manufacturing sector falters in March

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 1, 2013 8:17 am MDT TSX closes lower, key data shows U.S. manufacturing sector falters in March TORONTO – The Toronto stock market started off second-quarter trading Monday with a loss amid mixed manufacturing data that showed a strengthening sector in China and slowing expansion in the U.S.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 54.76 points to 12,695.14, led by falling mining stocks as copper prices hit an eight month low.The Canadian dollar dipped 0.07 of a cent at 98.36 cents US.U.S. indexes were also in the red after the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index for March came in at 51.3. Economists had expected the widely-watched index to remain unchanged from February at an 18-month high of 54.2.“This could be the first sign that the impact of U.S. government budget cuts could be impacting business/manufacturing activity,” said BMO Capital Markets senior economist Jennifer Lee.“New orders and production (think of those two components as future activity and current activity, respectively) took a sizable drop to three-and six-month lows.”But the news wasn’t all bad as the manufacturing survey also showed that “employment popped up to a nine-month high, fully erasing February’s decline.”The Dow Jones industrial average declined 5.69 points to 14,572.85, the Nasdaq composite index dropped 28.35 points to 3,239.17 and the S&P 500 index points declined 7.02 points to 1,562.17 after the index hit a record high on Friday.Other data showed that U.S. construction spending rose 1.2 per cent in February compared with January, a month that had seen construction activity drop 2.1 per cent. Spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of US$885.1 billion, 7.9 per cent higher than a year ago.Meanwhile, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said Monday that the country’s manufacturing picked up in March in a potentially positive sign for the world’s second-largest economy.Its Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 50.9 in March from 50.1 in February, which was the lowest reading in five months. Numbers above 50 denote expansion on a 100-point scale.Chinese manufacturing is closely watched as an indicator of global consumer sales and demand for commodities such as copper and oil. High demand in the past has fuelled higher share prices for energy and mining stocks on the resource-intensive TSX.However, despite the improvement in factory output, analysts said investors remained worried about a possible property bubble, inflation and what policies the new Chinese government might have in store.“Better than expected (Chinese) data six months ago would have been music to the market’s ears,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“I think right now investors are weighing any better than expected data against the potential for that to heat up property values and thus put (monetary) policy against growth in the near term.”The base metals component fell 1.68 per cent as May copper slipped three cents to an eight-month low of US$3.37 a pound. Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) moved down eight cents to C$2.75 while Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN) lost 16 cents to $4.28.Railway stocks fell alongside miners with Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) down $3.54 to $129.The gold sector lost about 1.1 per cent even as June bullion gained $5.20 to US$1,600.90 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) faded 36 cents to C$29.48.Tech stocks were mainly lower with CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) down 74 cents to $26.87 while smartphone maker BlackBerry (TSX:BB) gained 26 cents to $15.35.The energy sector shed early gains to end the session flat as the May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed down 16 cents to US$97.07 a barrel. But Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) was up 26 cents at C$31.72.Elsewhere on the market, shares in Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP) (TSX:TPX.B) gained $2.97 or 6.07 per cent to US$51.90 in New York after Goldman Sachs upgraded the brewer to a buy rating from neutral.The TSX started the second-quarter trading period up a slight 2.5 per cent year to date, down from highs of mid-March when the market was ahead about 3.5 per cent, reflecting a stubbornly slow global economic recovery.In contrast, a stream of positive economic indicators, including a resurgent housing sector and continued stimulus measures from the U.S. Federal Reserve, helped power the Dow Jones industrials to a string of record-high closes, leaving the blue chip index up almost 11.25 per cent year to date.Evidence that growth is continuing have kept stocks on a largely upward trajectory, leaving investors waiting for dips to add to their holdings.“I’d love to have some sort of a pullback here because I’d think it’s an opportunity,” said Scott Wren, an equity strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors in New York.“But it doesn’t feel like we’re going to have one in the near term.”The TSX Venture Exchange lost 9.44 points to 1,089.56. read more

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FANTASY PLAYS Players to start as fantasy playoffs begin

It’s playoff time in most fantasy leagues, so if you’re still contending for a title it probably means you had a crafty draft, timely waiver wire moves and a fortunate bounce or two along the way.Now, the job is shifting.Week 14 is also the last week of the regular season in a host of leagues. Weather could be a factor this week in some games, but the objective is the same as it was in September: win.START: Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys: Performing at a WR1 level, Cooper has caught 16 of 17 targets in the past two weeks and will have a great opportunity to continue his pace against an Eagles pass defence that is 30th in fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers. Cooper was targeted 10 times in the Week 10 victory at Philadelphia and will see a similar volume of targets from quarterback Dak Prescott. The Eagles have allowed 47 completions of better than 20 yards, which plays well for Cooper’s chances.SIT: Tom Brady, QB, Patriots: The touchdowns haven’t been there for Brady, who has just four scoring tosses in his last five games, including a pair of zeroes in Weeks 8 and 10. With the emergence of rookie running back Sony Michel, the need for Brady to air it out has lessened. He’s also been less than stellar throughout his career at Miami, who is second in the league with 19 interceptions. Unless he’s the only available option, look elsewhere.START: Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens: Since being plugged into the lineup, Edwards has averaged 105 yards per game. Now he gets a Chiefs defence that is 31st in fantasy points per game allowed to opposing running backs. Edwards has just one touchdown this season, a total that should go up considering that Kansas City has given up 14 rushing scores and a hefty 5.1 yards per carry. He’s a borderline RB1 with potential to put up monster numbers.SIT: Marlon Mack, RB, Colts: Out of the frying pan that was the Jaguars’ defence and into the fire of a blistering hot Texans D goes Mack, who had just eight carries for 27 yards last week against Jacksonville. His production could be further carved if Indianapolis must go pass-heavy, as rookie Nyheim Hines will see more touches. Houston is fifth in the league against the run, and only the Bears (four) and Patriots (five) have allowed fewer rushing touchdowns than the Texans with six. Mack is too risky, especially in PPR formats.START: David Njoku, TE, Browns: Inconsistent of late, Njoku has just 12 targets in his last three games but will have the opportunity to reward faithful fantasy owners against a Panthers defence that is the worst at stopping opposing tight ends. Carolina has allowed at least two touchdown passes nine times this season and with Cleveland looking to avoid the Panthers’ fifth-ranked run defence, it’s easy to see quarterback Baker Mayfield making Njoku a focal point of the offence, especially in the red zone.SIT: Jared Goff, QB, Rams: Yes, Goff has led many a fantasy team to post-season glory, but starting him against the Bears could lead to a one-and-done scenario. Game time temps will be in the upper 20s and the only thing colder than the weather are opposing passers against the Chicago defence, which leads the league with 21 interceptions while allowing just five touchdown passes in the last five games. The risk-reward that comes with starting Goff on Sunday night leans heavily to the risk category.START: Adam Humphries, WR, Buccaneers: He has thrived in the wake of DeSean Jackson’s absence, catching touchdowns in each of his last three games. Humphries will have every opportunity to extend his scoring streak against a Saints defence that is the worst in fantasy points per game allowed to opposing receivers, as his sure hands have caught 16 of 20 targets in the past three weeks. With this game a potential offensive free-for-all, add Humphries as a WR3/flex.SIT: Alshon Jeffrey, WR, Eagles: Fantasy owners would love to know the whereabouts of Jeffrey, who hasn’t scored since Week 7 and has failed to exceed 50 receiving yards in his last five games. There’s little reason to envision Jeffery reviving his fortunes against a Cowboys pass defence that is sixth in fewest receiving yards allowed and is tied for third with just 16 touchdown passes allowed.START: Aaron Jones, RB, Packers: After rushing for only 36 yards last week against the Cardinals, Jones is a strong rebound candidate when he squares up against the Falcons, who are 27th against the run and giving up 4.9 yards per carry. He did score last week, marking four straight games with a touchdown. Jones could finally see a more extensive workload under interim coach Joe Philbin.SIT: Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks: It’s tough to bench a quarterback who has thrown multiple touchdowns in eight straight games, but Wilson is facing a Vikings pass defence that has been in lockdown mode in the past month. Minnesota is ninth in fewest passing yards allowed and has contained the likes of Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady over the last five games, surrendering a combined four touchdown passes in the same span. Wilson hasn’t run much this season, but a Vikings pass rush that has recorded 36 sacks will force him to be more run-centric.___For more Week 14 fantasy lineup advice and tips, visit RotoExperts: https://rotoexperts.comBrandon C. Williams, The Associated Press read more

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Teenage asylum seeker fighting for life after savage attack

first_imgDiane AbbottCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley He added: “Hate crime is something which we understand can be very, very divisive. Croydon is culturally diverse and we need to continue to celebrate that.”We are appealing to all decent people from whatever background they come from to help us identify the individuals that are involved in this isolated attack.”In a direct message to the attackers, Mr Boothe said: “Hand yourselves in. It’s only going to be a matter of time before we identify and locate them. We would ask them to do the decent thing and hand themselves in.”Mr Barwell said: “I think most people in Croydon will be as appalled as I am that what appears to have happened is a young man who came to this country seeking sanctuary has apparently been targeted because of his ethnic background.”It’s an appalling crime and I hope the people responsible are caught quickly and receive the full force of British justice.”He said Croydon generally had “very good relations between people of different backgrounds”.”This is completely out of character but that is no comfort to the individual who is fighting for his life now,” he added.Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott suggested the Conservatives had failed to get to grips with hate crime. Diane Abbott Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She said: “Sadly this is not an isolated incident but part of a sustained increase in hate crimes that this Tory Government is yet to offer any effective response to.”With right-wing politicians across the world scapegoating migrants, refugees and others for their economic problems, we are seeing a deeply worrying rise in the politics of hate. A teenage asylum seeker remains in hospital fighting for his life after a “savage” attack by a gang in an apparent hate crime left him with a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain.The 17-year-old, a Kurdish Iranian, was waiting at a bus stop with two friends outside The Goat pub in Croydon, south-east London, when the group approached them.After discovering he was an asylum seeker they chased him and launched a vicious assault, repeatedly kicking him on the floor and aiming blows to his head.His two friends escaped with minor injuries, Scotland Yard said.Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, Croydon’s borough commander, called it a “savage attack” and said it was only the intervention of passers-by and the arrival of police that stopped it being worse.The incident prompted a wave of condemnation, with Tory minister Gavin Barwell, Croydon Central’s MP, describing the attackers as “scum”.Mr Boothe told the Press Association: “A number of bystanders and eyewitnesses tried to intervene and say to the attackers that enough is enough.”By all accounts they didn’t actually stop until the sound of police sirens were heard in the background.”The attack happened in Shrublands Avenue at 11.40pm on Friday.Detectives are investigating whether some of those involved had been drinking in The Goat in Broom Road, Mr Boothe said.center_img Gavin Barwell Credit:Chris Radburn/PA Wire Gavin Barwell  The “close-knit community” has been left shocked by the ferocity of the attack, he added, and extra officers have been out and about to reassure people.He said: “This is not usual for the area, it is out of the norm. This is not Croydon, Croydon is a very diverse community – they celebrate their diversity and as recently as Thursday at the town hall we had a number of leaders from different faith groups saying we are all united and stand together.” “We must make clear that there is no place for anti-foreigner myths, racism and hate in our society.”No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses.Detective Sergeant Kris Blamires said: “A number of people came to the aid of the victim as he lay unconscious and injured following the assault.”The suspects are believed to have made off in the direction of The Goat pub, Broom Road, following the attack.”All communities stand together against hate and we would ask anyone with any information to come forward immediately.”Six people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over a “savage” attack that left a teenage asylum seeker fighting for his life.Four men and two women in their 20s are being held at a south London police station for questioning, Scotland Yard said.Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_img Get our daily news round up: By Cormac Fitzgerald 10,567 Views 3 Comments Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Storm Doris causes damage, Trump ends transgender bathroom protection and Enda Kenny firm on Brexit deal for North – It’s the Fix. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Share2 Tweet Email1 NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone with youth ambassadors outside Cliff Townhouse in Dublin today as she launched the ONE Youth Ambassador Programme 2017 Source: Leah Farrell/RolingNews.ie The Defence Forces announced that they’re recruiting 860 new personnel.Enda Kenny said any Brexit deal needs to include a provision  to allow Northern Ireland to rejoin the EU should reunification with the Republic ever happen.Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan spoke at a public meeting with the Policing Authority today.Two men arrested in relation to the killing of a man at a service station in Fermoy, Co Cork, were released without charge.Storm Doris hit Ireland, causing widespread damage and power losses to thousands of homes.An unlicensed driver who killed a cyclist by driving into him was given an extra nine months in jail following an appeal by prosecutors.WORLD Ethan Diaz, 16, a transgendered 10th grader from New York speaks about his fears and disappointments regarding the Trump administration during a news conference at the LGBT Network offices in Woodbury, New York. Source: Seth Wenig#MEXICO: A meeting between Donald Trump’s envoys and Mexican leader’s was a bit testy.#ENGLAND: A woman in England died after being struck by storm debris.#UNITED STATES: The Trump administration ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.PARTING SHOTEd O’Neill is known for lots of things, from Married With Children to Wayne’s World and more recently Modern Family.But a strong Kerry accent isn’t on the list. Well, wait til you hear his Jackie Healy Rae impression. Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 9:02 PM Feb 23rd 2017, 9:02 PM https://jrnl.ie/3255924 last_img read more

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Irish Rail and Dublin Bus back to normal for the journey home

first_imgBus Éireann strikes continue as the stand-off between management and workers over pay conditions and proposed strategies to save the company from failing.Private bus operators are not affected, but city bus services in Cork, Galway Limerick and Waterford are all out of action as they are run by Bus Éireann.This evening, union Siptu has announced that they will ballot school bus drivers to join the ongoing indefinite strike action – which up until now has been unaffected by the strike action.As it happened: Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services return to normal after rush hour chaosRead: Bus Éireann strikes show ‘contempt’ for the public: Businesses hit out at dispute Services have now resumed.  We will update this page and Twitter with the latest information. 39 Comments Mar 31st 2017, 3:57 PM 13,541 Views Friday 31 Mar 2017, 3:57 PM Share65 Tweet Email1 http://jrnl.ie/3317506 By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Irish Rail and Dublin Bus back to normal for the journey home Earlier, rail and Dublin Bus workers refused to pass Bus Éireann pickets, causing confusion for morning commuters. Source: Dublin Bus/Twitter Dublin Bus said that there were earlier delays, but that services have since resumed. #DBSvcUpdate Secondary pickets have now been lifted. Please expect delays as we return to normal service:https://t.co/1vgVyVMV6F— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) March 31, 2017 IRISH RAIL AND Dublin Bus are expected to continue as normal for the rest of the day.This morning, Irish Rail and Dublin Bus drivers caused confusion when they wouldn’t pass Bus Éireann pickets in what was an unannounced strike.This action lasted until 10am this morning – after rush hour had ended.At 5.25pm today, Irish Rail said: Iarnród Éireann apologises to customers – due to secondary picketing associated with the Bus Éireann dispute at a number of locations, there was extensive disruption to rail services this morning. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Strawberry Milkshake PopTarts Are Back and Better Than Ever

first_imgStay on target Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta Growing up, I was always that kid who begged her parents to try all the new weird and wonderful flavors of her favorite junk food. That hasn’t changed as an adult, but I’ve got to watch what I eat more than ever these days. That doesn’t change the fact that I want to try all the crazy new flavors of cookies and candy and cereal I write about regularly here, though. So when I heard Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts were coming back to store shelves after a long hiatus, I was over the moon. I remembered them from their brief availability period back in 2005 as part of the Kellogg’s Ice Cream Shoppe initiative, and I never got to try them. I didn’t get to taste the delicious Vanilla Milkshake Pop-Tarts either, and they’ve been resurrected, too.When it comes to Pop-Tart flavors, I typically go for Chocolate Chip, or any flavor I can find lying around that isn’t boring Cherry or Brown Sugar Cinnamon. I don’t get to eat a lot of Pop-Tarts these days since they’re loaded with sugar, but I was willing to make an exception for these bubblegum pink bad boys. So I was sent a couple of boxes of Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts to crack into and test, and you know what? They’re actually delicious. I mean, dangerously so. I can’t have these in the house anymore. These have to be my last box.Think about this. It’s a gorgeous rectangle of pink goodness with colorful sprinkles, filled with a thin, custard-like cream reminiscent of the legendary strawberry Creme-Savers, your favorite Starburst, or cheap strawberry ice cream. The good stuff that comes in those plastic cups that you pay $5 per dozen for, with little wooden spoons taped to each serving. The Pepto-Bismol pink filling is some of the creamiest I’ve ever tasted in a Pop-Tart except for the delicious Hot Fudge Sundae flavor (a personal favorite), and it’s oh so smooth going down. It’s also so painfully sweet I’m pretty sure it was the catalyst for a terrible toothache I acquired over the last few days, which began with my powering through two packs of these babies in two days.While you can, of course, eat them straight from the toaster or out of the package, which I prefer to do, the packaging suggests that you try freezing them. I did, and the consistency improves tenfold once they’ve chilled out for a good while. The pink creaminess is somehow further enhanced by the colder temperatures, so much so that they do begin to taste a bit like a real strawberry milkshake somehow, albeit with pastry pieces sprinkled in for good measure.The Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts should be a staple in the regular Pop-Tarts lineup going forward, but I know that all good things must come to an end. Hopefully, they’ll be out on store shelves a lot longer than they were during their initial run, because it’s absolutely criminal to take these away from snacking fans. Now make more with the same kind of delicious vanilla cream that’s in the Vanilla Milkshake version! Alas, I’ve already eaten my way through the two boxes gifted to me, but rest assured I’ll be on the hunt for more.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Boldts hopes for reelection dim in latest election returns

first_imgClark County Council Chair Marc Boldt saw his re-election prospects dim as the most recent count of the votes cast in Tuesday’s primary election show him falling behind Eric Holt, a Democrat vying for the position. On election night 974 votes separated Boldt, an independent, from Holt. On Wednesday, that number had increased to 1,288. Under Washington’s primary system the two candidates with the most votes advance to the November general election regardless of party affiliation. “Rats,” said Boldt in a text. “Going the wrong way.”Republican Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring maintained her lead in the race with 29,961 votes, or 37.7 percent of the most recent count. Clark County elections officials counted about 10,000 ballots Wednesday, boosting voter turnout to 29.4 percent. District 1 raceThe leaders in Tuesday’s primary maintained their positions in the latest results, and only one other outcome — the District 1 position on the Clark County Council — remained in question. Temple Lentz, a Democrat, led with 6,041 votes, or 33.6 percent. Jeanne Stewart, a Republican who currently holds the District 1 seat, was in second with 33.1 percent of the vote, or 5,941 of votes counted. Former Democratic state Rep. Jim Moeller remained in third place with 5,721 votes, or 31.8 percent. Only 320 votes separates the three top vote-getters in the race.An estimated 17,000 ballots remain to be counted. The next ballot count is expected to be released at 4 p.m. Thursday.last_img read more

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Flow Pumps Up the Volume with Prepaid Deezer Music App

first_img Related Items:lime Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, 6 October 2015: Music lovers across the Caribbean will enjoy greater access to the popular Deezer music streaming app, as LIME extends the music app’s premium service to include prepaid account holders. Previously, Deezer Premium was only available to postpaid customers, but now it has been extended to prepaid customers, who can access the service via their mobile credit.Since C&W Communications signed this exclusive partnership with Deezer, the leading global on-demand music streaming service, customers in all markets across the region (including The Bahamas and Panama), have been able to access over 35 million songs from the largest digital music library in Latin America and the Caribbean, free of cost. After downloading the app, customers can opt to sign up for Deezer’s Premium version, which delivers music free of advertising, offline availability, unlimited streaming and the convenience to enjoy music in the car, on radio or TV. Commenting on the latest move by the company to expand the reach of the Deezer app to include its prepaid mobile services, James McElvanna, VP Product Development, C&W Consumer Group said, “As we transform our company into the most customer-centric telecoms business in the region, our goal is to continually seek out and align ourselves with partnerships that will ultimately delight our customers. Our aim is to transform the delivery of the most advanced mobile, broadband, fixed and video entertainment to suit the most discerning customers, where they define excellence. As a company it is important for us to consistently deliver innovative products and services that are offered conveniently across multiple platforms.” The Indian Premier League Has a New Home in the Caribbean Flow Sports now offers an unrivalled Cricket line-up Flow counting down to Rio Games, launches Gold Tour campaign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Perdina wins Movado Watch set from LIME & Jai’slast_img read more

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration at San Diego Air and Space Museum

first_img July 19, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “The Day We Walked on the Moon,” a documentary produced by the Smithsonian Channel exclusively for Smithsonian affiliates, will air at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on July 20, exactly fifty years to the day of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins’ historic mission to the Moon a half century ago.The July 20 “The Day We Walked on the Moon,” event at the San Diego Air & Space Museum will be the only one of its kind in the Southwest Region on the exact 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing on July 20, 1969, the first time mankind set foot on the Moon.“For hundreds of millions of people all over the world who watched this historic event on live television, the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969, was the day the Earth stood still,” said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. “July 20 will be a truly epic day as we commemorate one of the most famous days in the history of the world exactly fifty years to the day when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins traveled to the Moon. What better way and what better place to celebrate mankind’s most historic achievement than at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.”On the day of the event, the Museum will be open during normal business hours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After closing briefly, the Museum will re-open at 6:00 p.m. for the special family-friendly Apollo 11 celebration.”The Day We Walked on the Moon” will be shown in the Pavilion of Flight at 8:30 p.m. Posted: July 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration at San Diego Air and Space Museumlast_img read more

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Commotion prevailed after textile shop in Karimnagar announced

first_imgA mild commotion prevailed after a textile shop in Peddapalli of erstwhile Karimnagar district offered saree for Rs 20 on Thursday. Hundreds of women gathered in front of the shop to get the saree at the offer price. As soon as the management opened the shop, the women rushed inside the shop creating a stampede-like situation. A few women sustained minor injuries while trying to grab the sarees for Rs 20. Meanwhile, the shop management was shocked after seeing the women and faced difficulty in selling sarees.last_img

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