How Virat Kohli’s prediction is coming true in World Cup 2019

first_img Next How Virat Kohli’s prediction is coming true in World Cup 2019World Cup 2019: The tournament which was billed as one which could see 500 totals being scored, has surprised many as a number of matches have featured low scores being successfully defended by teams, something predicted by Virat Kohli a month ago.advertisement Ajay Tiwari ManchesterJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 13:38 IST Virat Kohli had predicted that even total under 250 will be difficult to chase in the later half of World Cup 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSWorld Cup 2019 has seen a few low-scoring matchesVirat Kohli had predicted the same before the tournament startedIndia’s last two wins against Afghanistan and West Indies are a testament to thisKing. Master. GOAT. And now Soothsayer? There is no dearth of adjectives which are used to describe the Indian captain Virat Kohli but the last one must be a bit surprising for every reader. But judging by Kohli’s comments before the start of the World Cup 2019 and the way the tournament has progressed since then, the skipper has proven to be nothing short of a cricketing ‘seer’.During the captains’ press conference right before the World Cup 2019, Kohli was asked about the possibility of 500 runs being scored by teams over the following weeks. Kohli, then in his inimitable style, answered by saying that even though it could be a ‘pretty high scoring’ World Cup, he believed teams would find it difficult to chase even 250 during the later half of the tournament.”They (England) seem to be obsessed with getting to 500 before anyone else. They smash it from ball one and for the full 50 overs. Yeah, look, it (World Cup) could be pretty high scoring, but… Back home, we had a press conference and they asked us this question as well but I said, look, 260-270 is gonna be as difficult to chase in a World Cup as chasing 380 or 370. I don’t see many high-scoring games happening in the later half of the tournament. Yeah initially, some teams might get on a roll, but you’ll see 250 defended as well. That’s the kind of pressure the World Cup brings,” Kohli had told reporters before the World Cup began.The fact that Kohli was referring to the England side while making his comments was because the hosts have in the past 4 years, been the forebearers when it comes to high scoring. Their opener Jason Roy reiterated the same when he was asked about whether his team will post a total in excess of 500 during the World Cup.advertisement”Yes (chances of posting 500-plus totals).We almost did it last year and we had a couple of overs where we were a bit slack in that game so why not,” Jason Roy had told Daily Mail.Just about a month later, Kohli’s words ring truer than ever before. When Sri Lanka successfully defended a mere 201 against Afghanistan in just the 7th match of the World Cup, people dismissed it as an inherent fault of a weak Afghan side. But 2 matches later when New Zealand huffed and puffed their way to the 245-run target set by Bangladesh, the world was forced to sit up and take notice.The moment which really shook everyone into harking back to Kohli’s words came when Sri Lanka defended 232 against hosts and hot favourites England. The very next day Kohli himself was in the thick of the action as India just about managed to thwart Afghanistan’s pursuit of the 225-run target set by the Men in Blue.In the past week we have also seen Bangladesh defend 262 against Afghanistan, England falling 64 runs short of 286-run target agsinst Australia and India again bundling West Indies for 143 in a chase of 269.Therefore, Kohli’s prophecy regarding the pressure of World Cup matches is certainly proving to be true as we have already seen 8 instances of a sub-300 total being defended by various countries so far. After all this only one question remains: Did Kohli make a prediction regarding who will win the World Cup? You’d have to ask the man himself.Also Read | Virat Kohli creates World Cup history for IndiaAlso Read | Manchester is blue: Virat Kohli flaunts India support after World Cup win over West IndiesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow India VS West IndiesFollow India vs Englandlast_img read more

Heroes Park Development Will Improve People’s Lives – UDC Head

first_img “People’s lives cannot be better if they are removed from their community, so there are no plans to dislocate anyone,” he noted. Story Highlights General Manager at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Dr. Damian Graham, is assuring citizens in and around National Heroes Park that the Government is committed to the development of the area and improving their lives.He said that the mandate of the UDC is to make development happen while enhancing people’s lives, and there is no intention to cause any disruption or dislocation.“People’s lives cannot be better if they are removed from their community, so there are no plans to dislocate anyone,” he noted.Dr. Graham was addressing a recent JIS Think Tank on the National Heroes Park Redevelopment Project (NHPRP).The undertaking entails the proposed government campus, which includes a new Houses of Parliament building, development of National Heroes Park and a national museum in phase one, and ministerial offices, commercial space, parking garage and a hotel in phase two.“The Government recognises that in the redevelopment of downtown to handle the level of commerce and economic activities in the modern era, infrastructure must be upgraded, so where better to start than our own central government services,” Dr. Graham said.He informed that the UDC will be pursuing land acquisition to improve the housing stock in the area.“Some of the properties that are there are dated in terms of their functionality and in some of the cases, the family members have outgrown the space. Therefore, we intend to make these persons’ lives better by improving the density with better housing stock with improved infrastructure within the space,” Dr. Graham noted.He said that a social impact assessment will be conducted in a structured, orderly and fair manner in consultation with the residents, and the requisite compensation will be made where necessary.The NHPRP will include green spaces with parks, football fields, basketball courts, and swings nestled within communities. General Manager at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Dr. Damian Graham, is assuring citizens in and around National Heroes Park that the Government is committed to the development of the area and improving their lives. He said that the mandate of the UDC is to make development happen while enhancing people’s lives, and there is no intention to cause any disruption or dislocation.last_img read more

JBIC Bankrolls Ultrabulk’s Newbuilding Pair

first_imgPress Release, October 01, 2014 zoom The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has agreed to finance two Handysize bulk carriers ordered by Ultrabulk Shipping A/S Group, a member company of Chile-based shipholding group Naviera Ultranav Limitada (Ultranav), and operator of the group’s bulk carriers based in Denmark.The USD 37.3 million loan is co-financed by the Tokyo Branch of BNP Paribas Bank.Ultranav is a South American shipholding group that owns and operates mostly bulk carriers and tankers. These loans are intended to finance Ultrabulk Group’s purchase of  two 36,780 DWT bulk carriers to be built by Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in its Japanese shipyards.JBIC says that it will continue to support the export of ships built by Japanese shipbuilders in partnership with the Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan by drawing on its various financial facilities and schemes for structuring projects and performing its risk-assuming function.last_img read more

North Korean’s OMM Continues Dodging UN Sanctions

first_imgNorth Korean shipping company Ocean Maritime Management Company Limited (OMM) continues to evade sanctions by operating foreign-flagged ships, according to a UN Security Council panel cited by Reuters.Aside to using foreign-flagged ships for illegal arms shipments to the Middle East and exporting ballistic-missile technology to Africa, inter alia, the company has also resorted to name and company registrations, along with hiring of foreign crews, the panel said in a report.The report also indicates that nine of 15 vessels operated by OMM are operating freely despite being blacklisted, with 14 of them re-flagged.The panel believes that the sanctions imposed so far have not been efficient in curbing these practices. UN Security Council members, led by the US, are considering harsher measures against North Korea including restricting the country’s access to international ports. Tightening restrictions against North Korean banks and limiting their access to the international financing is also being considered, Reuters reports.However, China, one of North Korea’s allies, is still reluctant to impose harsher economic sanctions against Pyongyang that would have a bigger impact on North Korea’s economy.The report emerges on the back of Pyongyang’s recent launching of an earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 into orbit. The launching caused a stir among the world powers who believe that North Korea is using the launching as an excuse and was in fact conducting a long-range missile test. North Korea claims that the launch was conducted for scientific purposes.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Case of alleged mosque shooter in Quebec City back in court

first_imgQUEBEC – The man charged with six counts of first-degree murder related to slayings at a Quebec City mosque last January returned to court Friday as his defence team received additional evidence against him.The case against Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, will resume Oct. 2.Crown prosecutor Thomas Jacques said further evidence still needs to be disclosed.Bissonnette, who is also charged with five counts of attempted murder, remained silent during the brief appearance.One of his lawyers, Charles-Olivier Gosselin, said he has not yet decided whether to seek bail for his client.last_img read more

Clearwater Sikh community donates thousands to charity after sale of temple

first_imgCLEARWATER, B.C. — The tiny Sikh community in British Columbia has sold its temple and given the $164,000 they made from the sale to local charities.Narinder Singh Heer, president of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sikh Temple in Clearwater, said the community had shrunk to five families and did not need the space.Until about 15 years ago the community had 55 families, he said, adding that the temple opened its doors in 1985.But Heer said the community dispersed because of job losses in the lumber industry and the younger generation moving out of town to live in bigger cities.“In the last 10 years we have only five members and we’re doing only a monthly congregation,” Heer said. “We talked about it. Five members can’t keep the gurudwara going.”The building, which can hold up to 400 people, was bought by locals for $180,000, he said.The community donated another $4,000 it had in savings.They gave $10,000 each to two temples in Kamloops, B.C., and the rest to 19 local charities. “The money belongs to Clearwater,” Heer said of the local donations. “We’ve been living here since 1950s and 1960s.”Clearwater Mayor Merlin Blackwell said the temple members’ donations will help a number of organizations, such as the local ski hill, the skating club and food bank.“It’s fantastic. It touches so many clubs in our community and so many volunteers have been struggling for so long,” he said.The mayor said he knew about the donations about a month ago, but kept it a secret.“We actually brought about 20 or 30 representatives from these groups into a room and told them nothing about why they were there,” he said.“We introduced Mr. Heer and put them up at the podium and started handing out cheques and the room just came apart. It was so emotional and grown men were shedding tears. It was amazing.”Blackwell said he’s disappointed to see the Sikh community in Clearwater shrinking.“The minute the Sikh community wants to come back to Clearwater, I’ll give the first thousand dollars to start the new temple,” he said.— By Hina Alam in VancouverThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

Four out of five missing persons reported are kids in Manitoba care

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG – Police in Winnipeg say that four out of five missing persons reports they receive are about young girls in the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services.The numbers are in a report prepared for the police board.The report says city police get an average of 550 missing persons reports a month.Just over 80 per cent are about kids in government care and 71 per cent are girls.Another police report prepared for the board shows the top 19 missing persons locations are all CFS facilities.Federal government statistics show Manitoba has the highest number of missing persons reports per capita in Canada.“Habitual/chronic” missing persons account for almost 70 per cent of all 709 reports between April and June, the Winnipeg police report stated.“The vast majority of missing persons reported are short-term chronic runaways,” the report said. “Most are vulnerable Indigenous youth who are in the care of Child and Family Services.”last_img read more

The top 10 books on Apples iBooksUS

iBook charts for week ending January 20, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)2. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 9781524763152 – (Crown)3. Educated by Tara Westover – 9780399590511 – (Random House Publishing Group)4. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben – 9781101133996 – (Penguin Publishing Group)5. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen – 9781250133748 – (St. Martin’s Press)6. Liar Liar by James Patterson and Candice Fox – 9780316418256 – (Little, Brown and Company)7. Deal with the Devil by Meghan March – 9781943796229 – (Meghan March LLC)8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – 9781607747314 – (Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale)9. The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan – 9780062476753 – (William Morrow Paperbacks)10. The Reckoning by John Grisham – 9780385544160 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)____The Associated Press read more

Angola receives UN aid to help foster investment

14 April 2010The United Nations, which sent four separate missions to Angola during its devastating decades-long civil war in efforts to help end the conflict, is seeking to strengthen the capacities of the now peaceful southern African country in the field of investment. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) today issued a study outlining the legal framework for private investment in Angola in an effort to systematize information on the investment situation. “To promote investment in Angola and successfully conclude international investment agreements, the Government must reinforce the legal framework for investment, and the report aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Angolan framework and its historic development,” said the agency, which was established in 1964 to foster the development-friendly integration of poorer countries into the world economy.The study gives an overview of Angolan laws and decrees regulating private investment, in particular foreign direct investment. Angola’s involvement in international conventions and regional agreements on investment is also analysed and an overview of the international agreements on foreign investment signed by Angola is included. The study was prepared by the UNCTAD TrainForTrade programme and the Division on Investment and Enterprise. The TrainForTrade programme for Angola aims at assisting the Government in implementing locally owned national training and capacity-building activities in international trade and investment. The project is funded by the European Commission. Launched in 1998, TrainForTrade programmes seek to strengthen national and regional human and institutional resources for trade and investment as a key to growth for UNCTAD member countries, particularly the least developed ones (LDCs). The programme works with UNCTAD’s research and analytical departments to design, update, and adapt learning materials and deliver training courses. During Angola’s civil war between the Government, backed by Cuban troops, and rebels led by Jonas Savimbi and supported by South African forces, the UN sent three separate verification missions, beginning in 1989, to help implement various efforts to end the conflict. The first two successfully monitored the withdrawal of Cuban troops and oversaw a multilateral ceasefire. The third, sent after renewed fighting and mandated to deploy 7,000 troops, sought to help the parties restore peace and achieve national reconciliation, but was faced with continued conflict.The fourth and final peacekeeping mission, the UN Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA), was withdrawn in 1999 following the collapse of the peace process and the shooting down of two UN aircraft. read more

RIP Skype for Business

How to Get Rid of Your Fax Machines… Finally Dan Aylward September 11, 2019 Many organizations still rely on faxing to secure and authenticate transmitted documents, but it’s time to move on. With this announcement, Microsoft seeks to make clear that neither Skype consumer nor Skype for Business Server will be affected by the retirement of the Skype for Business Online service, as noted in a blog post outlining the decision. And yet, this does foreshadow an eventual end for Skype for Business Server. Making UC Accessible for All Dave Mailer July 03, 2019 Look for solutions from companies like Cisco, Microsoft, and Zoom to serve the needs of all types of users. With today’s announcement, organizations both running Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online should hasten to develop a specific communications and collaboration roadmap. For larger organizations with tens of thousands of users, two years can go by very quickly.Tags:News & ViewsSkype for Business OnlineSkype for Business ServerUnified CommunicationsCloud CommunicationsDeployment ModelsNews & ViewsProduct NewsTeam Collaboration Tools & Workspaces Articles You Might Like Once Skype for Business Online is gone, Skype for Business Server becomes more of an on-premises “orphan” in the Office 365 family. With almost every other application and tool, Microsoft provides both an on-premises and cloud-based option: Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Azure, and Azure Stack. Microsoft announced today that it will retire Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021, two years from now. Toward that end, starting this Sept. 1, Microsoft will onboard all new Office 365 customers directly to Teams. And, after July 31, 2021, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. Organizations currently using Skype for Business Online will be able to continue to add new users up until the retirement date in 2021. Any companies that want to start up with Skype for Business Online — although it’s unclear why they would at this point — would need to create its tenants in the next month. grave.jpg Log in or register to post comments See All in Unified Communications » How to Choose? Best of Breed vs. Single Solution Elizabeth (Beth) English August 28, 2019 Whether best of breed or single source, an enterprise should consider its needs, regulatory requirements, and other factors before deciding on a UC solution. UC 2.0: The Future of Unified Communications Eran Abramson June 10, 2019 UC is on a positive path, with great promises and capabilities to come. Open Source’s Role in UC & Networking on the Rise Sorell Slaymaker July 12, 2019 Exploring the impact of the software revolution that’s quietly empowering more open source networking and communications solutions read more

Aimia names two new directors with investment banking experience to its board

Companies in this story: (TSX:AIM) The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Aimia Inc. has named two new independent directors with investment banking experience to its board.The loyalty rewards company says it has added Dieter Jentsch and Frederick Mifflin to its board, effective immediately.Jentsch is a former Scotiabank executive who most recently served as group head of global banking and markets, where he oversaw the bank’s corporate and investment banking business.Mifflin is vice-chair and partner at Blair Franklin Capital Partners, an independent investment bank.Aimia sold its Aeroplan loyalty program to Air Canada earlier this year, leaving it with more than $1 billion in cash but also questions about its future.The board appointments come as the company faces pressure from a group of shareholders who are calling for a redo of Aimia’s annual meeting that was held last month that they say was “plagued with irregularities.” Aimia has said the June meeting was conducted in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations. read more

EritreaEthiopia UN mission sets up board of inquiry on misconduct allegations

In a statement issued today, UNMEE said the new body, composed of senior UN military and civilian staff, would also investigate any incidents that had not been previously reported.According to allegations published in the Italian press on 24 August, a former peacekeeper was being investigated in Italy by a military prosecutor on accusations of having had sex with underage girls while serving in the Mission area. These allegations were never previously reported to the UN operation.The Board of Inquiry is expected to present its findings to UNMEE chief Legwaila Joseph Legwaila on 19 September. read more

Human rights situation in Iraq of serious concern UN reports

“There is a continuing concern over the lack of protection of basic human rights in Iraq,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi said in releasing the “Report on the Human Rights Situation in Iraq” for July-August, noting that he had repeatedly brought up the issue with various members of the Government.”Each Iraqi citizen should enjoy the rights and protections stipulated in international treaties and agreements that Iraq has ratified,” he stressed.The report, compiled by the UN Assistance Mission for the country (UNAMI) Human Rights Office, also noted the flagrant disregard for human life demonstrated by armed opposition groups, as well as the impact of special security operations in central and northern areas, resulting in the displacement of populations and inordinate suffering of innocent civilians.”The United Nations unreservedly condemns terrorism as it constitutes a serious violation of human rights,” the report said. “The United Nations is ready to assist the Iraqi authorities in ensuring that measures taken to combat terrorism and the insurgency comply with their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee, and humanitarian law.”Incidents cited in the report included: The bodies of 36 men, blindfolded, handcuffed, bearing signs of torture, found on 25 August near Badhra. Families of the victims reported that the men had been detained after an operation carried out by forces linked to the Ministry of Interior. Reports of ill-treatment of detainees continue. First and second hand accounts from Baghdad, Basra, Mosul, Kirkuk and the Kurdish areas consistently point to the systematic use of torture during interrogations at police stations and other premises belonging to the Ministry of Interior. Special security operations in central and northern areas, particularly in al-Anbar Governorate and Tal Afar, result in displacement of population. The use of snipers and alleged use of illegal, non-conventional weapons in those areas are a particular source of anguish for the local population. It would be beneficial to publicly announce the type of weapons which are being or have been used by military forces. Mass detentions without warrants continue to be used in military operations by Iraqi police, special forces of the Ministry of Interior and by the (United States-led) Multinational Force. The high number of persons detained across the country during security operations continues to be a matter of concern. Internees should enjoy all the protections envisaged in all the rights guaranteed by international human rights conventions.Security Council Resolution 1546 mandates UNAMI “to promote the protection of human rights, national reconciliation, and judicial and legal reform in order to strengthen the rule of law in Iraq.”UNAMI’s Human Rights Office will publish the results of its activities on a bi-monthly basis, with the next report on the September-October period expected in early November. read more

Whee Niagara Falls latest natural wonder to add zip line

by Michael Hill, The Associated Press Posted Aug 17, 2016 8:25 am MDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2016 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Niagara Falls is the latest natural wonder to add a zip line, offering honeymooners and everyone else the chance to take an adrenaline-pumping plunge toward churning mist at speeds topping 40 mph.The elevated cable rides have evolved from a novel way to explore jungle canopies to almost necessary additions to lure tourists in the 21st century to established destinations. It’s a trend that’s exposed a rift between those who approach nature like contemplative monks and others who require an extreme, Indiana Jones-style experience.“We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” argued Tom Benson, co-founder and chief experience officer at WildPlay Element Parks, which built the Niagara Falls zip line.“How do you take a teenager and get them away from a game console to something that is going to capture their imagination?” he asked.The booming popularity of commercial zip lines over the past five years — there are at least 200 in the United States alone — means more people are experiencing nature in a way that would make Thoreau dizzy.They can ride above the tree line at New River Gorge in West Virginia, over California’s Catalina Island, above lush Hawaiian landscapes and in view of Denali in Alaska.A zip line ride in Mexico’s Copper Canyon runs more than 1 1/2 miles, one in Nepal has a drop of 2,000 feet and another in Sun City, South Africa, boasts top speeds of 100 mph.“You feel all this air rushing past you, it’s this great almost roller coaster-esque feeling,” Quillan Brady said after riding on the new Eagle Flyer zip line at Lake George in New York’s Adirondacks. “But really, what I think makes it is looking around and seeing all this natural New York beauty.”Niagara Falls-area resident James Bannister doesn’t quite see it that way. To him, the new zip line there amounts to a “circus midway-style attraction.”“Every once in a while somebody comes along and says, ‘Boy, you could build another great attraction here!’ As if the falls itself wasn’t enough of an attraction,” Bannister said.Zip line fans say it’s still possible to marvel at nature while whizzing above it at highway speeds.At Niagara Falls, WildPlay’s Benson said his four lines angling 2,200 feet along the Canadian side of the gorge were designed to be sensitive to the local environment.Catalina Island’s zip line makes stops for presentations at designated “eco-stations.” And riders of the Lake George zip line who were questioned after their rides said they had a new perspective on the natural wonder.The owner of the Lake George line, Ralph Macchio Sr. (father of the “Karate Kid” actor with the same name), said he got the idea for his attraction by gazing out from atop the majestic Adirondack peaks.“I thought, ‘Gee, if you could look at it like you were flying like a bird and get that view, that would be an Adirondack experience,’” Macchio said. “And that’s why I built the zip line.” In this July 19, 2016 photo provided by WildPlay Ltd., a tourist suspended above the water from zip lines makes his way at speeds of up to 40 mph toward the the mist of the Horseshoe Falls, on the Ontario side of Niagara Falls. The overhead cables have evolved from a fun way to explore jungle canopies to trendy additions for long-established outdoor destinations. (Kien Tran/WildPlay Ltd. via AP) Whee! Niagara Falls latest natural wonder to add zip line read more

VELUX EHF CL Round 2 No winners in Minsk and Hamburg

Two matches of the VELUX EHF Champions League has been played on Thursday. There were no winners in clashes in Minsk and Hamburg.DINAMO MINSK – C.O ZAGREB 27:27“Dinamo”: Mjatović, Bogdanov; Ševaljević (6), Rutenko (1), Hapal, Babičev (1), Ševelev, Doroщuk, Čepulis, Nikulenkov (4), Atman (7), Stecura (2), Ostrouško (2), Onufrienko (1), Brovko (2).“Zagreb”: Ivić, Kelentrić, Skoko (1), Marić (2), Stepančić (5), Matulić, Matić, Šprem (2), Špiler (2), Batinović (1), Horvat (5), J.Valčić (6), Sršen, T.Valčič (3), Mandalinić, Kaleb.HSV HANDBALL – CHEKHOVSKIE MEDVEDI 27:27HSV Handball: Tahirovic (2 sav); Beutler (9 sav, 13.-60.); Herrmann n.e.;Lindberg 10/6, Lijewski 5, Kraus 3, Duvnjak 3, Lackovic 2, Flohr 2, Schröder 1, Petersen 1, Vori, Nilsson, Terzic n.e., Hens n.e.Chekhovskie Medvedi: Stochl (6 sav., 1.-30.); Grams (7 sav., 31.-60.);Kovalev 10/2, Shelmenko 4, Gorbok 4, Filippov 3, Rastvortsev 2, Dibirov 2, Chernoivanov 1, Chipurin 1, Aslanyan, Koksharov, Zhitnikov, Evdokimov n.e., Dereven n.e., Shishkarev n.e. C.O ZagrebDinamo MinskHSV HandballVelux EHF Champions League ← Previous Story Larvik HK is undefeated 250 matches! Next Story → Kadetten Schaffhausen has lost third match in a row! read more

Austria beat Hungary – Russia wins brother derby

euro 2014euro 2014 denmarkhandballHungarylaszlo szylagiRussia handball In the final leg of the main round Hungary met Austria.  Hungary had their eyes set on finishing third in the group and then playing for the 5th place of the EC. One of the best Hungarian players young right-back Ancsin was out of squad as his knee injury didn’t improve. His place was filled by young left-back Bence Zdolik. The Austrians aimed at getting their first points.Hungary made a good start, after some fast goals they were leading by 3 goals (5-2 10th minute). The Austrians quickly equalized however and goalkeeper Marinovic saved two of Császár’s penalties  (5-5). It seemed that their match against Spain used up most of their strenght as their attacks were slow and circumstantial and in the first 20 minutes only Szilágyi and Santos were able to score. Hungary produced better play, their wingers were effective and successful penalties by Iváncsik meant that they were 3 goals up again. Their lead even increased by the end of the first half (13-9). Both defenses were acceptable but Hungary’s attack was faster and more exact, although their first goal from 9 meters came only in the final minute by Putics.Austria’s score opened the second half, then Iváncsik missed two penalties in five minutes and after a failed pass Austria came even closer (13-11). Hungary could slowly increase their lead, Császár’s third attempt was succesful from penalty. It would have been important for Hungary to win by many goals to take 3rd place from Iceland but Austria didn’t plan on finishing without any points.  (42th minute 18-15). During a double advantage they equalized at the middle of the second half (18-18). Goals came from both sides but Austria managed to obtain a two-goal lead only a few minutes before the very end, which they were able to hold on to. Weak performance from Hungary meant that they had to say goodbye to their dreams of playing for fifth place. Hungary finished eighth while Austria reached the 11th place.Austria-Hungary  25-24 (9-13)Best scorers: Szilágyi, Santos (6), Weber (5) / Iváncsik (5), Császár (4)Text: Gábor Várkonyi, Péter ButtySTATISTICSRussia has finished 9th at EHF EURO 2014 after victory over “brothers” from Belarus 39:33 (23:17). Russian right wing Dmitry Kovalev has perfect day with 12 goals (100%), while Brouka scored 9 for the defeated team…STATISTICS ← Previous Story ‘Hispanos’ chasing the Euro dream Next Story → EURO 2014 semi-finals: Spain on France, Denmark against Croatia! read more

Two killed after Seattle news helicopter crashes into cars

first_imgUpdated at 22.50pm(Alex McBurney/YouTube)A NEWS HELICOPTER for KOMO-TV has crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle. The Seattle Fire Department said that there were two people dead on the scene.One other person was critically injured in the crash, which sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky yards from the tourist attraction.“The two people that were on board that helicopter .. are both deceased. We’ve searched the wreckage, we have not found anybody else,” said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.A 37-year-old man was being treated in hospital for burns, he said.TV pictures showed the burning wreckage strewn along a street next to a building next to the Space Needle.“What we have left is basically just part of the tail, and burnt out metal from the main chassis of the helicopter,” Moore told reporters near the scene of the accident.An eyewitness cited by King5 television said it landed right on top of at least two cars. The unnamed eyewitness said he saw a badly-burned person escape from one of the vehicles.There was no immediate word on what caused the crash.News reports said the chopper belonged to KOMO, a local television station. King5 television said it shared use of the helicopter involved with KOMO, to cover news in the city.The fire department spokesman said that initial calls suggested the chopper could have hit the Space Needle itself, or a nearby building.“We were getting multiple reports that it might have hit a building .. one of the original callers said they thought it hit the Space Needle,” he said.But he added: “We have no indication that the helicopter hit a buildng. I don’t know what caused it to crash into the ground.”The area around the crash would remain sealed off until at least Wednesday for air accident investigators to search the scene, he added.No firefighters were injured while tackling the blaze.Pics: Additional reporting AP & Aoife BarryFirst posted at 3.30pmlast_img read more

Five men arrested over gangland activity in north Dublin

first_imgFive men arrested over gangland activity in north Dublin Gardaí have said that over 50 murder attempts have been foiled in recent years. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated Mar 28th 2019, 7:12 PM A FURTHER TWO people have been arrested by gardaí investigating feud-related activity in the Dublin area.This brings to five the total number of men in custody. Earlier, gardaí said they had arrested three men – aged between 24 and 38 –  over conspiracy to murder.Gardaí from Special Crime Operations apprehended the men yesterday in the north inner city and Finglas areas.The five men are currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Dublin garda stations.In relation to gang activity in recent years, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said last year that gardaí had intervened in close to 50 cases now where if they had not taken action they believe a murder would have taken place.Sources have told that a figure of closer to 70 is accurate as of the end of 2018.With reporting from Garreth MacNamee and Cormac Fitzgerald File photo. Share34 Tweet Email1 File photo. Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Mar 28th 2019, 7:38 AM 19 Comments center_img Short URL 42,945 Views By Sean Murray Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 7:12 PMlast_img read more

All commercial bus services must be wheelchair accessible by 2026 under NTA

first_img 29 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Conor McCrave Image: Shutterstock/travellight Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 2:26 PM Thu 2:26 PM 14,113 Views Stock image of coaches.center_img Stock image of coaches. Image: Shutterstock/travellight ALL BUSES ON commercial bus services will be required to be fully wheelchair accessible by 2026 under new proposals from the National Transport Authority.If agreed upon and implemented it would mean all vehicles would have to be low-floor wheelchair accessible within the next seven years. Currently, all Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann regional city fleets – which are subsidised by the NTA – are wheelchair accessible, while a low-floor system is in operation on all Luas services.. The proposal relates to commercial bus services such as regional-to-city routes and commuter services provided by private companies. The timeline for the proposals to be introduced would be split in two – the first deadline requires all rural/urban regular public bus passenger services to be low-floor, wheelchair accessible by the end of 2023. Operators will be required to have 25% of their fleet accessible in the first year, 50% in the second year, 75% in the third year, and 100% by year four. If operators do not comply they would not have their licence renewed by the NTA. The second deadline involves interurban services which will be required to be fully wheelchair accessible by the end of 2026.In addition, all services will be required to provide visual and aural ‘next stop’ announcements by the end of 2023.Stakeholders and interested parties are being invited to make submissions to the NTA on the plans. Anne Graham, chief executive, said: “The [NTA] is committed to improving accessibility to transport, in particular, for people with reduced mobility.”“This commitment is reflected in the […] statement of strategy 2018-2022, in which we have undertaken to ‘develop an efficient, effective and safe transport system so that most people, including those with a disability or mobility impairment, are within easy reach of a reliable public transport service’.”During a public consultation in 2014, a number of recurring themes emerged according to the NTA, including maximising the use of floor space and a phased-approach to accessibility. Short URL Share73 Tweet Email1 All commercial bus services must be wheelchair accessible by 2026 under NTA plans If agreed upon and implemented it would mean all vehicles would have to be low-floor wheelchair accessible within the next seven years. last_img read more

Lamdas plan for Elliniko

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In a press conference a few days ago, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) provided details regarding Lamda’s development plan for the old airport of Athens Elliniko. At the same time, Lamda Development disclosed some of the details regarding its offer in answer to an inquiry by the Hellenic Capital Markets Committee.Lamda informed that upon approval by the Court of Audit it will be invited to sign the sale and purchase agreement at which time, the transfer of 100 per cent of Elliniko shares to Lamda will take place. The timeframe for the implementation of the investment spans to a total of 25 years from the signing of the agreement and it is divided into distinct phases. The three first phases will last 5 years each (targeting a completion rate of 20 per cent, 40 per cent and 75 per cent respectively) and refer to the optimized way to develop the metropolitan park, the remaining infrastructure and the commercial, cultural and other planned projects. With regards to payments, they will be made by an SPV that will be established prior to the signing and Lamda will control at least 33.34 per cent of the voting rights. The SPV will pay a total of 915million euros and will invest 1.25 billion euros for the implementation of the proposed utility infrastructure, the metropolitan part and all other public areas.The time-schedule for the payments is as follows: 300 million euros concurrently with the transfer of the shares, 395 million euros between the 3rd and the 7th year (instalments of 40-million euros per annum and 220 million euros at the last year) and the remaining 220 million euros between the 8th and the 10th year. Further, the completion rate for the 1.25 billion euros investments will be 35 per cent, 20 per cent, 25 per cent and 20 per cent during the aforementioned phases. The proposal is supported by Global Investment Group and under the agreement, the loans to equity shall not exceed 3/1.The plans submitted by Lamda Development for the approximately 1,500 acre site of prime real estate include the development of a casino on the site, yet the state has not committed to granting such a license, which is to be given in a separate tender. According to TAIPED, construction will begin sometime in 2015. However a number of hurdles remain, including planning approval for the development, a positive ruling by the Council of State and approval by Parliament. Meanwhile, Independent Member of European Parliameny Kriton Arsenis in a question submitted to the European Commission condemned the ‘illegal tax exemptions’ he says were granted to Lamda Development that he says violate both Greek and European law. Specifically according to the MEP the consortium will be exempt from any tax related to the exploitation of the site – i.e. that it will be exempt from any tax on revenue, property transfers or capital accumulation. Source: capital, thepressprojectlast_img read more