Expat Voice: Mumbai and More

first_imgLeysan Karimova first visited India as a backpack traveler in 2016. She was travelling across Asia when a friend invited her to visit Goa. Little did she know that she would end up moving to Mumbai a couple of weeks later.Born and brought up at Kazan in Russia, 23-year-old actress has appeared in films, television, and dance and music videos. Karimova tells Little India about her life in Mumbai, the difference between India and Russia and more:Goa TripI went to Goa while backpacking around Asia two and a half years ago. It was an interesting experience. It is a completely different life. You would still find similarities between countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, but visiting or living in India is a different experience altogether. Goa is very different from other Indian cities. It’s not so religious or traditional. There is close proximity to nature. With so many foreigners and expats living in the city, way of life is very open. Working in MumbaiI act in films and other projects where a foreign artiste is required. I also dance. One of the big projects that I worked in was as the main lead in a serial on Colors Marathi channel. I have done a Hindi film as well, which will hopefully be released this year. I also did two international films recently.Leysan Karimova in Pushkar, RajasthanIt was difficult getting into the business. It happened accidentally. My friend’s agent, with whom I work as well now, helped out with different contests and projects. I had not planned on staying in India but it just kind of worked out. For a foreigner, it is tough to get good projects here as language can be a huge barrier. Acting skills obviously matter but besides that, a good knowledge of Hindi is required. There is also competition among foreigners working in the industry. The way work is managed here is not up to the mark. There is no systematic way of doing things. People come 3-4 hours late. Work gets cancelled at the last minute. Artistes get replaced at the last minute. Having said that, there is still a lot of work and opportunity here. Life in the ‘City of Dreams’I was reading the book Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts while touring Asia and really wanted to visit Mumbai. After meeting my friend in Goa, I went to Mumbai and, eventually, moved there. It is completely different from what I had read in the book, maybe because the story is set decades ago. It was very difficult to adjust here. There’s a huge difference in the mentality of the people of both countries. What may sound sarcastic and funny to me can offend someone else. At times, my way of talking is misunderstood by men as flirting. I have to be careful with what I wear. I have been judged for inviting friends to my house. It was weird to be called a “gori” by people here. Also, the honking of cars is difficult to deal with. There are way too many people in the city.I love the kind nature of people here. Indians are mostly calm and don’t really fight. In most countries, people don’t care what you’re doing but, here, people are always willing to help. If I am walking down the street and am not sure of the route, people come up to me and ask if I want any help. I have seen this happening only in India.Leysan Karimova in Kashmir.They have been appreciative of my work as well. I am learning how to speak Hindi. So a lot of people offer help with the language. It’s nice to be made to feel special and to see my efforts being appreciated. I feel free here. I can do anything and be anyone. It’s such a big city. It never stops or sleeps. The weirdest thing, however, has to be people burping and farting in public. It would be unacceptable in my country. Even if someone accidentally burps or farts, he/she will apologize a hundred times and feel ashamed. India vs RussiaI think the only similarity between Russia and India would be in terms of wages and standard of living. The earning in both countries is less but the price of living is on the higher side. People in both cities are struggling. We don’t have arranged marriages in Russia. It is unheard of. There’s no interference from the family either. Here, families are very much involved in the entire process.Also, in Russia, we have traditional wear but people don’t wear it on a daily basis. Here, people wear traditional clothes all the time, which is amazing. I personally love saris. It is so colorful and bright. Indians give a lot of importance to family, which is beautiful. There’s a lot of respect and care for elders, unlike in Russia, where people are usually too busy to care.In Russia, work schedule is strictly followed. If you’re late, your salary gets cut. No last minute demands or requests are entertained. Train and metro system in Russia is also way more organised. Here, I feel like a warrior entering the battlefield whenever I board a local train. Only in IndiaAt times, I meet people who give me an important advice and then just disappear from my life. I may meet them only for a few minutes but they end up having a deep impact on my life. I don’t realize its importance immediately. This is something I have experienced only in India. I started to think more about my future after moving here. I have become more mature as a person. I have also become more nervous and impatient. I think the atmosphere here is like that. When I am in a different city in India, I am more calm and at peace. If I ever decide to leave India, the warm and helpful behavior of the people here will always be my most cherished memory.The interview has been condensed and edited.Expat Voice is regular column on expats in India. Email us at expat@littleindia.com to nominate yourself or another expat for the column. Related ItemsMumbaiRussialast_img read more

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McCarthy guarantees win for Kia

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Playing significant minutes this time, the 28-year-old McCarthy impressed with 14 points, six rebounds, and five assists, proving that he could thrive in a situation outside the shadows of his former San Miguel teammates like Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, and Marcio Lassiter.But the Westbury, New York, native shared that the season he spent with the Beermen was helpful in making him the player that he is now, with him banking on those lessons as he takes on a bigger role at Kia.“Those are my guys, I learned a lot from Chris, Alex, Marcio, and all the guys who have helped me there. So I’m just trying to take some of the things I learned from those guys and bring it over here: just play hard, next play mentality, and just continue to work hard,” he said as he expects to perform better in the coming games as a key contributor for the Picanto this conference.“It feels good to get out on the court and play. I feel like I need to get my conditioning in because I haven’t played that many minutes, but it’s a work in progress. I felt good though.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRashawn McCarthy believes Kia’s unconventional approach is bound to deliver wins on the court.The new recruit even went as far as assuring a win by the Picanto this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues “I wasn’t part of that Kia team (last conference), but they didn’t finish with a victory. We’re gonna get a victory this conference, for sure,” he guaranteed.Kia came close to getting that elusive win on Wednesday when it almost caught NLEX off guard before taking a 119-115 loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcCarthy, however, sees the game as a statement of sorts for the Picanto, showing everyone that ragtag as the team may be, they are still capable of pulling off surprises against their favored foes.“We got a lot of guys that have a lot of heart so I expect us to come out and fight every night,” he said. “I don’t expect us to just roll over and give other teams easy victories. I think we showed we lot of heart and showed we wanted the victory. We fell short but we fought hard.” Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Thompson, Durant lead injured Warriors to 10th straight win 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img read more

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Hood scores 29 points as Jazz beat Spurs

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hood had 29 points and the Jazz fended off multiple comeback attempts by San Antonio to beat the Spurs 100-89 on Thursday (Friday Manila time).Utah played without rookie guard and top scorer Donovan Mitchell, who missed his second consecutive game with a bruised right big toe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When Donovan is out, I have to be a lot more aggressive,” Hood said.The Jazz led most of the way, but the Spurs fought back each time it appeared Utah was ready to put the game away. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Troy Daniels hits late 3, Suns hold off Grizzlies MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, right, guards Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APSALT LAKE CITY — Missing their leading scorer for the second consecutive game, the Utah Jazz needed Rodney Hood to score in bunches.He did exactly that, including 11 fourth-quarter points to help Utah end a three-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The Jazz led 50-38 at halftime thanks to a 14-point half by Hood. Utah used a 17-3 run spanning the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second, highlighted by back-to-back 3s from Joe Johnson and Rubio, to take a 30-17 lead.The Spurs opened the third quarter with an 11-1 run as LaMarcus Aldridge warmed up and cut the lead to two. San Antonio answered each time the Jazz tried to pull away before Hood finally sealed it.“We knew they were going to go on a run,” Hood said. “I saw daylight and just had to rise up and shoot the ball and make the right play when they started trapping me and blitzing me.”The loss broke a three-game winning streak for the Spurs.“There really shouldn’t be (any) excuses for mental mistakes,” San Antonio guard Patty Mills said. “We understand this is a long season and a long grind … but the other team is going through it as well. We just had too many of those tonight.” Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Hood took over in the fourth quarter after San Antonio cut the lead to 82-81. Utah went on a 13-2 run with Hood scoring nine straight points, including a contested pull-up 3-pointer from the corner and a spinning, mid-range jumper to push the lead to 12.“You noticed he was pretty good, huh?” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I thought they did a really good job in pick-and-roll, attacking and getting the ball to really open shooters. The last two 3s he hit, they were contested pretty well and he made great shots.“In general they did a great job executing and finding the open man out of pick-and-roll and they really sliced and diced us in that regard. That was nice to watch in a weird sort of way.”Ricky Rubio had 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Derrick Favors finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.Bryn Forbes led the Spurs with 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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NBA Christmas Day Games on BTV and NBA Premium

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Notable NBA games have been a staple hardcourt action during Christmas Day. Rival teams, compelling storylines and rematch of the NBA Finals are some of the games that are scheduled this year. ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities LATEST STORIES BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Rain or Shine holds off TNT for 1st win This game puts the spotlight on young and up & coming superstars Lonzo Ball & Brandon Ingram of LA, who happens to be the back to back 2nd picks of the NBA Draft, as they go head to head with Rookie of the Year winners from 2015 & 2016 Andrew Wiggins & Karl Anthony Towns of Minnesota.With Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, we bring all the NBA action right at your doorstep #PlaybyPlayEveryDay #ThisIsWhyWePlay #NBAonBTV.Basketball TV is seen on Cignal Ch. 95, Dream Cable Ch. 34, GSAT Ch. 36, and Cablelink Ch. 60. Follow Basketball TV via facebook.com/BasketballTV, Twitter and Instagram @BTVHoops.NBA Premium TV is seen on Cignal SD Ch. 96 and HD Ch. 262, and Cablelink HD Ch. 350.Contact your local provider now to subscribe to Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV and never miss an action throughout the whole NBA season. In as estimate, games to be aired combined for both channels are at 600 from the Regular Season to the Finals. ADVT Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State WarriorsLIVE at 4 AM on NBA PremiumNow with Kyrie moving over to Boston; Cleveland remains to be a worthy contender against the defending champions with a retooled roster and still the arguably best player in the league Lebron James. Golden State on the other hand still has that intact lineup from last season featuring 4 All Stars in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and last season’s Finals MVP Kevin Durant.Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles LakersLIVE at 11:30 AM on NBA PremiumADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Solar Entertainment, through BTV and NBA Premium TV, guarantees NBA fans in the Philippines to never miss the action and get their basketball fix on this special day. Tune in on December 26 and don’t miss the following games:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHouston Rockets vs Oklahoma ThunderLIVE at 9 AM on BTVThese 2 Western Conference Powerhouse teams were the busiest in the off-season as they acquired All Stars to bolster their lineup with Houston trading for Chris Paul and the Thunder trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View commentslast_img read more

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Tiu embraces bigger role for Rain or Shine

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt was an ugly win for Rain or Shine but Chris Tiu would gladly take it.“It wasn’t the prettiest game offensively, but we’re happy to win. A win is a win,” Tiu said on the heels of the Elasto Painters hacking out a 82-79 victory over TNT to start their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup right.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MOST READ Tiu was one of the key players who delivered the season-opening triumph for Rain or Shine as he contributed 12 points and three rebounds on Friday.His stellar performance, as the former Ateneo playmaker says, was by design as he challenged himself to take a bigger role on the team this season, especially with a number of key cogs of the old champion teams already gone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m trying to be more offensive-minded. Before, I was pass-first, but with the departure of some of our scorers, we have to fill in. Naturally, I’m more of a pass-first player, but I’m kind of changing my mentality to be more aggressive just to facilitate and be more of a leader, especially now that we have a lot of young guys and new personalities in the team,” he said.Already in his sixth year in the PBA, Tiu knows that his responsibility has drastically changed with the Elasto Painters as he is now counted on to commander the crew together with fellow veterans Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, and James Yap. Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Nash: Challenge is for us to make shots LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq And if this first game is any indication, he looks like he’ll easily pass the test as coach Caloy Garcia is giving them a free rein to anchor their younger teammates.“I think the confidence is much higher now for me, especially because I know that I’ll be playing a lot of minutes than before. Coach Caloy has showed that he’s been trusting me now more, and that makes a difference in any athlete’s confidence if you know you’re gonna get minutes,” he said.That, however, isn’t limited to just Tiu as he lauded how Rain or Shine executed down the stretch despite losing to TNT in virtually every statistical category — save for shooting as their 36-percent clip from the field proved to be just enough to eke out the W, something which he believes the team can build on as the season goes.“I think it’s a good test for us early on because we’re playing close games like this. Towards the end of the elimination round and in the playoffs, if ever we make it there, we’ll be playing a lot of close games so we have to get accustomed to that, especially now that a lot of us used to be second stringers to the Paul Lees, the Jeff Chans, and the JR Quiñahans,” he said.He added: “I think the conference looks promising for our new team. A lot of new faces, a lot of young guys are stepping up — look at the stats, the scoring is pretty balanced. Everybody chipped in offensively and even defensively. It’s a good practice for us as we move forward in the season.”ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View commentslast_img read more

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Career night by Rivers leads Clippers over Rockets

first_imgThis game lacked much of the intrigue it could have had with Chris Paul sitting out in the first meeting with his former team because of a groin injury. The nine-time All-Star spent the last six seasons with the Clippers before a blockbuster trade brought him to the Rockets this summer. Patrick Beverley, who was the highest-profile Rocket involved in the trade, also missed the game while recovering from knee surgery.The Rockets were without two starters, with center Clint Capela missing a second straight game because of a bruised left heel. The Clippers have been dealing with injuries all season after losing Beverley for the season in November and playing without All-Star Blake Griffin for the last 12 games because of a knee injury.The Clippers, who trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, were up by nine after a dunk by Sam Dekker with about seven minutes remaining. Harden led Houston with five points during a 10-3 run to cut the lead to 108-106 with about 4 1/2 minutes left.Los Angeles led by two entering the fourth quarter, and Lou Williams made three 3-pointers in just over a minute to power a 9-2 run that 101-93 with about eight minutes left.Houston led by 12 early in the third quarter before the Clippers used a 10-2 run, with the last five points from Rivers, to cut the lead to 71-67 with 8 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Ellington ties career-best with 28 as Heat top Mavs 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eric Gordon made a 3-pointer after that before Los Angeles made the next seven points. Rivers led the team in that span, too, scoring the last five points to tie it at 74 with about five minutes left in the third.Houston had the next six points before the Clippers used a 10-2 spurt, capped by consecutive 3s from Williams to take their first lead of the game, 84-82.Harden made all of his free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer to put Houston back out front, but C.J. Williams added a 3 for the Clippers at the buzzer to leave them up 87-85 entering the fourth quarter.Houston led 65-52 at halftime after Harden made a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Rivers made a 3-pointer with just under three minutes to play that pushed the lead to 117-111. Ryan Anderson made two free throws for Houston before C.J. Williams added a layup for the Clippers.Former Rocket Lou Williams, who had 32 points off the bench, then made his fourth 3-pointer of the quarter after that to make it 122-113 before a turnover by Harden spurred coach Mike D’Antoni to call a timeout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRivers made another 3-pointer after the timeout and Harden made a layup before fouling out a few seconds later. He received a technical for arguing about the call and was ejected from the game.It was Harden’s third 50-point game this season. NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan dunks against the Houston Rockets in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APHOUSTON — Austin Rivers scored a career-high 36 points with six 3-pointers, and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers withstood James Harden’s second straight 51-point performance to beat the Houston Rockets 128-118 on Friday (Saturday Manila time).The Rockets, who had a 14-game winning streak snapped by the Lakers on Wednesday, lost consecutive games for just the second time this season and the first since Oct. 28 and 30.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Hornets storm back from 18 down, trounce Bucks

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, drives against Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, of Australia, in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APCHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Dwight Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kemba Walker had 19 points and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-106 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Treveon Graham and Frank Kaminsky each had 14 points as Charlotte’s bench shot 16 of 27 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics05:08DOST-Pagasa 11 A.M. weather update, November 22, 201900:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Middleton knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner with 6.4 seconds remaining, cutting the lead to 1. Walker, who had missed three of his previous five free throws, calmly stepped to the line and made two more free throws to push the lead to 3.Milwaukee didn’t take a timeout after Walkers made second free throw and Bledsoe missed 3-pointer from the left wing that would have tied the game. Walker added two more free throws to put it away.Antetokounmpo played against the Hornets in Milwaukee on Friday night and had 26 points and seven rebounds while playing 36 ½ minutes in Milwaukee’s 109-104 victory. But Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Antetokounmpo developed soreness in the knee after the game. Antetokounmpo entered the game second in the NBA in scoring, averaging 29.6 points per game.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ DeRozan scores 29, Raptors beat slumping 76ers Khris Middleton had 31 points, while John Henson and Eric Bledsoe each had 16 for the Bucks, who had beaten the Hornets the night before in Milwaukee. All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play on the second night of the back-to-back because of right knee soreness.The Bucks led by one at halftime and appeared ready to break the game open after starting the second half on a 19-2 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Charlotte, which missed its first six shots from the field in the third quarter, stormed back to take the lead with 3:46 left in the game after Howard backed down Henson in the lane and scored on a 3-point play and Marvin Williams converted two free throws.The Bucks had a chance to tie it with 10 seconds left, but Middleton couldn’t get to the rim while guarded by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and had to settle for a fade-away 18-footer, which rimmed out. Michael Carter-Williams grabbed the rebound and was immediately fouled. He converted both free throws to make it a two-possession game with 8.4 seconds left.last_img read more

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Tabal wins half marathon in Canada

first_imgLATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP PSL Manila pushes tough Thais to their limits, bows in 4 sets Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Controversy surrounded the participation of Tabal in the Rio Olympics after she qualified even without the recognition of the local track and field association.Hands-down the country’s top lady marathoner, the pride of Barangay Guba in Cebu is the reigning Milo marathon queen, having won the premier long-distance race four times in a row since 2013.Tabal got a silver in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games, making her a cinch to suit up for the Philippine team in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games on Aug. 19-30.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ 2017 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRio de Janeiro Olympian Mary Joy Tabal has more than proven her worth as a gold-medal contender for the Philippines in the forthcoming Southeast Asian Games.The Cebuana running ace ruled the Scotiabank Ottawa Half-Marathon held in Canada on Sunday in one hour, 16 minutes and 27.4 seconds, erasing her previous best of 1:18:44 accomplished in Japan last year.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Tabal qualified in the women’s full marathon event of the Rio de Janeiro Games through the same Scotiabank Ottawa race last year. At that time, she timed 2:43:31 to meet the Olympic qualifying standard of two hours and 45 minutes.After clocking 35:44 halfway through the cool and flat course, the 27-year-old went on to finish eighth overall with seven male marathoners crossing the line ahead of her.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingCanadian Johan Trimaille topped the men’s race in 1:12:42 followed by fellow Canadians Jordan Monnink (1:13:55) and Ronan Tunney (1:14:13).Brittany Moran checked in second in the women’s race, over two minutes after Tabal reached home. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Domestic turnaround, JLR boost Tata Motors net profit 3-fold

first_imgMumbai, May 30 (PTI) A remarkable turnaround of its struggling domestic unit, and record high volumes and margin improvements at its marquee British business have boosted Tata Motors Group net profit by three-fold to Rs 5,177 crore in the three months to March from over Rs 1,717 crore a year ago.Profit at its British unit Jaguar Land Rover, which has been its cash machine for many years now, soared 56.3 per cent to 472 million pounds from 302 million pounds a year ago, driven by record sales across its key markets of Europe, China and the US.While JLRs retail sales in Europe soared 55 per cent in the quarter under review, its deliveries in China climbed 19 per cent, driven by the local production of the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV and the ramp up of the Jaguar XE sedan. This helped JLR, for the first time, cross the half-a-million sales mark at 5,21571 units for the year.The China JV turned in a net profit of 49 million pounds during the quarter, apart from some write-back from the provisions made for the losses from the fire at its godown last year, the company said.The profit would have been higher had it not been for the Rs 1,580-crore charge the company has taken for the recall of 1 lakh unit of its XF model from the JLR stable in the US due to faulty airbags supplied by the Japanese supplier Takata and towards some doubtful investments it has done in the past, Group Chief Financial Officer C Ramakrishanan said here late in the evening.advertisementHe said the bottomline was also impacted to some extent by unfavourable forex movements. The bottomline gain was partly offset by higher depreciation and amortisation expenses, adverse revaluation of euro payables.The city-based companys consolidated sales grew 18.76 per cent to Rs 79,926 crore during the reporting quarter.What is more important is the remarkable turnaround of its domestic unit which has been struggling for the past many years. On a standalone basis, Tata Motors India reported a net profit of Rs 465 crore for the fourth quarter against a net loss of Rs 1,164.25 crore a year ago.Standalone net sales stood at Rs 12,459.51 crore against Rs 10,676.19 crore, driven primarily by truck and bus business and partly by the demand for its new cars – the Bolt, Zest and the new Nano.For the full year, the domestic unit posted a net profit of Rs 234.23 crore as against a whopping net loss of Rs 4,738.95 crore in 2014-15. Domestic net sales rose 16.87 per cent to Rs 41,948 crore from Rs 35,890.5 crore in FY15.Though earnings were announced late in the evening, the Tata Motors counter closed up 4.2 per cent at Rs 420.55 on the BSE, whose benchmark Sensex inched up 0.3 per cent in a dull trade after four days of rally. (MORE) PTI BEN RSY MKJ PTPlast_img read more

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When Modi suggested Gandhi sport a broom at Madame Tussauds

first_img(Recasting overnight story) New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested that Mahatma Gandhi’s wax figure at the Madame Tussauds here should show the Father of the Nation cleaning his surroundings with a broom. “It’ll serve to inspire the 1.25 billion people of the country with the message of cleanliness across India that is enshrined in the ‘Clean India’ movement underway, and is also something which Gandhi’s life teaches us,” the prime minister told Madame Tussauds authorities in an undated interview, a video of which was shared by the museum ahead of Independence Day. The request was made after Modi was informed that his was the first wax figure to be included in the museum that opened doors to the public in December last year. “You have said that you would like the first replica in the museum in India to be mine. Instead, I would request you to consider having the first statue as that of Mahatma Gandhi and that too which depicts him as cleaning his surroundings,” he said. “I will send a photograph that shows Gandhi with a broom,” he told the authorities. Modi’s wax figure is installed alongside Gandhi’s in the museum’s history section that houses other national leaders including Bhagat Singh, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and APJ Abdul Kalam. Initially hesitant about getting his wax figure installed alongside “distinguished dignitaries from around the world”, the prime minister eventually gave in, after learning that the decision was an outcome of “public opinion”.advertisement He said the installation of his wax figure would perhaps lend a “softer” dimension to his personality which had otherwise been portrayed as a “harsh” one. “I am happy that you have rendered me – someone who is perhaps seen as ‘hard’ by some – in tender, pliable wax. “And it’s possible that when people see this wax figure, their natural instinct might be to exclaim, ‘look here’s Modi gone soft’,” he said. According to Modi, bringing the famed wax museum to Delhi is a step towards boosting tourism in the country and it will also inspire young artists to hone their talent. “Your decision to establish a museum in India is welcome! And it is possible it will expand its reach to other parts of India too,” he said. The museum housed in the historic Regal building, features 50 life-like wax figures of personalities from different walks of life including actors Amitabh Bachchan, Tom Cruise, Salman Khan, sports starts Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Mary Kom. PTI TRS SMNTRSlast_img read more

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OSU Commits Trying to Sway Top OL Prospect

first_imgThe next day, OSU running back commit Justice Hill also voiced his thoughts.Everyone go follow my boy @_TMOE55. Be looking for big things in the future! ????— Justice Hill (@jhill21_) September 17, 2015Then Rodarius Williams, one of the more vocal prospects in the class, also later chimed in.https://twitter.com/rodarius_21/status/644330212516204544Gundy had thoughts on the Jim Rome talk show with CBS on social media also. “There’s no question that the internet and the urgency and how immediate information can get out there has changed the perception and the way that the media or people like yourself work,” Gundy said. “Because when something comes out, people start chasing it. And it may not be as true as what it should be. So, it’s been a huge factor for us in recruiting and the everyday lifestyle of a college football player.”There you have it. It’s likely Gundy is speaking towards the coaches and media impact on social media, but it’s hard to deny recruits are also influenced by fans and other recruits as well. Perhaps the impact could be a positive one on the recruiting trail for the Cowboys. With the boom in technology and the likely over use of social media and twitter, recruiting has morphed into a system where there are a number of voices in a recruits ear. Coaches, fans, and even fellow prospects are all able to communicate via twitter, although coaches only have access via direct message.With Twitter being such an easy place to interact with fellow prospects, some of Oklahoma State’s recruits have wasted no time reaching out to other prospects in hopes to get them to Stillwater. The main target? Offensive lineman Tramonda Moore.Of course, quarterback Nick Starkel is looking for some future protection. A 330-pound offensive lineman would certainly do the trick.AdChoices广告everyone go follow @_TMOE55 I definitely want him up in Stillwater for the next 5 years!?? ?— Nicholas Starkel (@NickStarkel) September 15, 2015 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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Klopp: Liverpool defence not a one-man fix

first_imgLiverpool Klopp denies Liverpool paying price for failure to sign Van Dijk Last updated 2 years ago 16:20 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Virgil van Dijk, Southampton Getty Liverpool UEFA Champions League Premier League Jürgen Klopp Transfers The Reds boss refuses to accept that one big-money signing in the summer transfer window would have addressed their issues at the back Jurgen Klopp refuses to believe that one signing – potentially Virgil van Dijk – would have addressed Liverpool’s defensive shortcomings.The Reds were heavily linked with the Southampton centre-back throughout the summer transfer window, but saw the deadline pass without a deal being done.Liverpool 14/1 to win Premier League Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing On the back of their inability to strengthen at the heart of their back four, the Anfield outfit have opened the 2017-18 campaign with more disjointed performances to further highlight their major weakness.Sevilla exposed those frailties once again in Champions League competition on Wednesday, but Klopp is adamant that he would have made a market move if he considered one player to have been the answer to his problems.He told reporters after a 2-2 draw in the Reds’ first group stage outing of the season: “I know you are always looking for this thing – the defence was always something being talked about: ‘We didn’t sign this or that’.“If these problems could be solved by one player you can imagine we would have put all our money into it and say: ‘Let’s do this’.“It is about being dominant and losing a bit of a grip on the game in all the defensive moments.Jurgen Klopp Liverpool no centre-half signing“There is space for improvement. We need to learn to be dominant and not give easy goals.“It is not a general defending problem but we have to improve 100 per cent.”Having opened the season with a 3-3 draw away at Watford, and suffered a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City last time out in the Premier League, Liverpool have now conceded 13 times in seven fixtures across all competitions.They have countered their issues at the back with 16 goals at the opposite end of the field, but they will be forced to make do with those at their disposal until at least January after taking the decision not to land a centre-back over the summer. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Report: Barcelona 2 Sevilla 1

first_imgBarcelona 2 Sevilla 1: Alcacer makes the most of rare start Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 05:36 11/5/17 Alcacer - Cropped Getty Images Barcelona restored their four-point lead over Valencia at the top of LaLiga by beating Sevilla, courtesy of Paco Alcacer. Paco Alcacer made the most of a rare start as his double gave LaLiga leaders Barcelona a 2-1 home victory over Sevilla.Alcacer, named in a league starting XI by Ernesto Valverde for the first time since the opening match of the season, scored once in each half as Barca restored their four-point lead at the top of the table after wins for title rivals Valencia and Atletico Madrid earlier on Saturday.Guido Pizarro’s headed equaliser in between Alcacer’s two strikes briefly threatened a surprise result, but a draw would have flattered fifth-placed Sevilla, who have now lost four consecutive away games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca have won 10 and drawn one of their first 11 league games and now sit 11 points clear of rivals Real Madrid, who are at home to Las Palmas on Sunday, in fourth.Sevilla have now failed to win in 15 attempts at Camp Nou, losing 13 of those meetings and conceding 40 goals in the process.@paco93alcacer #BarçaSevilla (2-1) pic.twitter.com/aaQcnH65OY— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 4, 2017Barcelona came close to an opener on multiple occasions in a frantic opening 10 minutes.Lionel Messi, on his 600th Barca appearance, created an early effort for himself which was saved by David Soria, before Sergio Busquets’ close-range effort was hacked away off the line by Sevilla’s defence after the Argentina international crossed into his path.Luis Suarez then failed to lob Soria after a fine pass from Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic sent a blistering left-footed 20-yard drive inches wide.Luis Muriel briefly interrupted the flow of Barca attacks, firing narrowly off target at the other end after dispossessing Samuel Umtiti, but Iniesta’s left-footed thunderbolt – which was similar to Rakitic’s – soon had Soria worried again.The lively Alcacer headed just over from Rakitic’s cross, but the striker made no mistake with his next chance on 23 minutes.Taking advantage of a mistake from Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero, whose poor touch failed to deal with Suarez’s throughball, Alcacer raced in on goal to slide a first-time finish past the onrushing Soria from 15 yards.Despite the rain today’s crowd is 70,723 espectadors at Camp Nou. Thanks to you all!! #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/3ndP7G4WIb— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 4, 2017Sevilla improved after the break and saw Muriel’s shot from 18 yards only just clear Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s crossbar, and the visitors did find an equaliser shortly before the hour mark.Pizarro latched on to Ever Banega’s corner and his downward header from eight yards bounced past Ter Stegen and into the top corner.That seemed to wake Barca from their sluggish start to the second half and Gerard Pique almost sent the Camp Nou crowd wild when he fired an effort against the bar from 25 yards. Barca moved back in front just six minutes after the equaliser, Alcacer timing his run to prod Rakitic’s deflected cross past Soria from six yards.Alcacer was immediately substituted for Gerard Deulofeu after his second goal, but Barca were back on the attack soon after and Suarez wanted handball against Clement Lenglet when his shot struck the Sevilla defender’s arm from close range, the striker having been found by Messi.Barca had another penalty claim turned down when Rakitic raced into the area and was felled under pressure from Escudero late on, but it mattered little with Sevilla not threatening a second leveller as Valverde’s side reached the international break in a dominant domestic position.Key Opta stats:- Paco Alcacer has scored nine goals in his last nine starts for Barcelona in all competitions.- Barcelona have equalled their best start after the first 11 games of a LaLiga season (31 points, level with 12-13 and 13-14). – Lionel Messi has failed to score in a LaLiga game v Sevilla for the first time since September 2012. Since then, he has scored in each of his eight games against them (12 goals). – Guido Pizarro has scored his first goal for Sevilla in all competitions (14 apps). read morelast_img read more

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‘Ramsey will be an asset for Ronaldo & Juventus’

first_imgAaron Ramsey is setting an example in professionalism at Arsenal and will be an asset to Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, says Ray Parlour, as the Wales international looks set to move to Turin at the end of the season.Ramsey has reportedly been offered £300,000 a week to join the Italian champions on a free transfer when his Arsenal contract expires in the summer.Arsenal boss Unai Emery still called on Ramsey in the 2-0 victory over Chelsea earlier this month when his role marking Blues playmaker Jorginho proved pivotal to the win. 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? And Parlour, one of Arsenal’s most decorated midfielders, thinks what Ramsey is doing in north London can be replicated in Turin.”It is very disappointing from an Arsenal perspective,” Parlour told Goal, speaking to promote the #AcceptNoSubstitutes campaign for GOALS, the UK’s leading small-sided football provider. “Arsenal fans would love to have seen him sign but it is also exciting for Ramsey.”He is going to a different culture and league. Obviously, Juventus have great history in the Champions League. He will be playing with Ronaldo, I wish him all the best. He has been a great servant to the club and I really praise him for the Chelsea performance.”That’s exactly how you should act when you know you are leaving the club, to give your all for the players and fans. He showed he will play for his shirt until the end of the season. You have to give it all for the fans. He scores some vital goals in big games. His energy is excellent.”He is decent on the ball, gets about the pitch and he makes good runs. What he has done well for Arsenal is that he makes that run into the back four which allows [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang or [Alexandre] Lacazette to find that little gap. That’s what Ronaldo and company will be getting.”He gives that space for the opportunity because he takes defenders away. So, that’s what he will bring to the team. Hopefully he will be in the team for Arsenal on Friday (against Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round) because he deserves to be.”It is a shame because I would love to see him stay but I am not negotiating his contract. Arsenal want the best deal for themselves, Aaron’s representative wants the best deal for him. In the end they came to this agreement.”Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 2018-19Parlour won 12 major honours as an Arsenal midfielder in what was one of the most successful eras in the club’s history.The former England international was an energetic player himself and he has been impressed with the signing of the sprightly Matteo Guendouzi.The 19-year-old is thought to have cost around £7 million ($9m) but he has still been a mainstay in Emery’s side since arriving from the French second division.”Guendouzi is going to become an excellent player,” he added. “He is only a young lad at 19. It will take him a little bit more time to improve. He has been a brilliant signing already though.“[Granit] Xhaka is playing better alongside [Lucas] Torreira. I am interested to see what Emery will do with the team selection at the weekend. I think he should stick with the same team apart from [Hector] Bellerin.”I was around Arsenal in pre-season and Guendouzi was the one who stood out in training. His work rate, he wants to learn and you can see it in him that he has got high standards. It is not just when he plays. He is going to make mistakes and any young man will.”What I like about him is when he makes a mistake he always still wants the ball. He is always available, which is what you need in midfield and, if he can keep progressing like he has, he will be a great signing for Arsenal – especially because they paid so little for him.”Meanwhile, Emery has said that Arsenal don’t have the funds to make permanent January signings and will only look to add players on loan, despite the club being valued at around £2.2bn ($2.8bn).Unai Emery Arsenal 2018-19Parlour thinks that the lack of investment means patience is needed in Emery, regardless of his league finish, but believes that his squad can squeeze into the top four and beat Manchester United in the FA Cup on Friday evening.”The club is always run as a business,” he said. “They are never going to go into a deficit. The owners have got their right to do that. I am sure that Emery would love players to come in, especially in certain positions but he has got to work with the players he has got.”He is probably disappointed with the lack of players coming in but the financial situation is up to Arsenal to make that decision to sign players or not. We’re not sure if it is going to happen in this window but I am sure in the summer that they will probably have four to five in and four to five out.”But you have got to be patient [as an Arsenal fan with Emery]. If they got into the top four, keep in mind they are only three points behind, then it will be a brilliant season to come in fourth. You know the quality above them, Man City and Liverpool are on another level.”There’s some quality and they can do it. They have to believe. It is a team and not individuals that gets you into the top four. Certainly, the cup competitions are going to be important. Against Manchester United and in the Europa League is where they might win things this year.”GOALS’ #AcceptNoSubstitutes campaign will see 5-a-side players across the UK burn 250 million calories this January – to join a local game or find a player check out the new app for GOALS, the UK’s leading small-sided football provider. More info: www.goalsfootball.co.uklast_img read more

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Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet Reportedly Broke Collarbone At Practice Thursday

first_img #IrishIllustrated has been informed that #NotreDame tight end Cole Kmet suffered a broken collarbone during Thursday’s practice https://t.co/ySGiubiLqq@247Sports pic.twitter.com/StBk76p9Tk— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) August 8, 2019The injury will no doubt move junior tight end Brock Wright up the depth chart for the time being. Last year he recorded two receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown.Beyond Wright, Notre Dame is a bit thin at the position in terms of on-field experience. However, redshirt freshmen Tommy Tremble and George Takacs were both highly-rated recruits.Losing such a key part of the offense for any length of time right before the start of the season is a tough pill to swallow.The Irish have to hope to have Kmet back before their crucial third game against Georgia. The backside of a Notre Dame football player's helmet.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: A detail view of a Notre Dame Fighting Irish players helmet showing the CFP logo during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against the Clemson Tigers at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Notre Dame’s hopes of replicating their success from last year may have hit a major injury snag before the 2019 season opener. Tight end Cole Kmet, widely expected to be one of the team’s top receivers this season, has suffered a significant injury.According to Tom Loy of Irish Illustrated, Kmet suffered a broken collarbone in practice on Thursday. Loy reported that the injury could take three-to-six weeks to heal – putting his status for the September 2 opener against Louisville into question.The injury occurred when safety Alohi Gilman fell on top of Kmet during a live action play. Kmet was forced to leave practice on a cart, while Gilman was hurt as well.Kmet was set to take over the starting tight end role for Alize Mack, who graduated this past year. Last year he recorded 15 receptions for 162 yards in nine games played.last_img read more

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MV ‘Xiang Rui Kou’ Transports Biggest Cargo Ever

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom COSCO (Zhoushan) shipyard completed a FPSO forebody for its overseas owner and the section started its delivery-journey on November 11 onboard a COSCO Shipping-owned semi-submersible vessel, MV ‘Xiang Rui Kou.’The construction of the forebody was carried out in accordance with the high standards, especially with respect to safety, clocking up one million man hours.The forebody measures 151.3 metres in length, 54 metres in breadth, and 31.5 metres in height. Weighing over 20,550 tonnes, it is the biggest cargo, by size, that the semi-submersible vessel ‘Xiang Rui Kou’ has ever undertaken. The cooperation between COSCO Shipyard and COSCO Shipping enables the COSCO subsidiaries to provide one-stop service (engineering, construction, transportation, installation) to offshore product clients worldwide. World Maritime News Staff, November 21, 2013; Image: COSCOlast_img read more

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Seaspan Fixes Fourth 14,000 TEU Newbuilding to Yang Ming

first_imgThe NYSE-listed Seaspan Corporation has accepted delivery of a 14,000 TEU container ship, the YM Witness, which will immediately start a ten-year, fixed-rate time charter with the Taiwanese container line Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.The new container ship was constructed at South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries, and is Seaspan’s fourth 14,000 TEU SAVER design boxship, and fifth delivery in 2015.Yang Ming may extend the charter for up to an additional two years.The ship is the fourth of a total of eight 14, 000 TEU SAVER design vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to Yang Ming.The delivery of the YM Witness expands Seaspan’s operating fleet to 82 vessels.last_img read more

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Fix Youth Crime Campaign in Ottawa

first_imgJustice Minister Cecil Clarke has taken Nova Scotia’s campaign to fix the federal youth crime law to the nation’s capital. The minister is in Ottawa today, Feb. 15, for a meeting with other federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson is hosting the meeting. “Nova Scotia launched its campaign to fix youth crime this week because Nova Scotians expect action, not delay,” said Mr. Clarke. “I am pleased that Minister Nicholson has made youth crime the sole agenda item of today’s meeting. It gives me the chance to share with him, and my colleagues from across the country, the concerns I am hearing from Nova Scotians about how we can do a better job of keeping people and communities safe.” The province’s campaign — online at www.fixyouthcrime.com — is about building public support for full implementation of the seven recommendations of the Nunn Commission into federal youth crime law. If adopted, the recommendations would: Mr. Clarke also urged his colleagues to reach consensus to allow Bill C-25 to be passed by Parliament as soon as possible. Bill C-25 would amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act to be consistent with the Nunn Commission. “I hope as many Nova Scotians as possible sign up to support the province’s campaign to fix youth crime,” said Mr. Clarke. “People should go to the website and express their support, or go to the nearest office of their local federal, provincial and municipal elected official to add their name as we press Parliament to do the right thing to protect law-abiding citizens.” The campaign also encourages Nova Scotians to submit other ideas to change the federal youth crime law beyond those included in the Nunn Commission. Mr. Clarke has raised the option of publicly disclosing the names of young offenders who are charged with a second offence after being convicted of a crime under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. “One of Premier Rodney MacDonald’s five priorities is safer, healthier communities and as a government, we are doing everything we can to act on that priority,” said Mr. Clarke. The Nunn Commission investigated the causes leading up to the 2004 death of Theresa McEvoy as a result of reckless driving of a repeat young offender. In response to the recommendations of the Nunn Commission, the province has introduced Our Kids Are Worth It, a strategy to help children and youth, and Time to Fight Crime Together, a crime-prevention strategy. Make public protection one of the goals of the law; Give judges more power to keep suspected young criminals behind bars or under other supervision; Expand time for court-ordered treatment and support programs at facilities such as Youth Attendance Centres; and Clarify and simplify the law to make it easier for police, prosecutors and courts to administer and enforce it.last_img read more

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Alberta man still in custody after alleged threats against safety minister

first_imgCALGARY – An Alberta man made a brief appearance in court Monday after being charged with making threats against Canada’s public safety minister.RCMP allege the threats against Ralph Goodale were made in a voice mail on June 4.Sebastien Taylor, who is 48, of Calgary is charged with one count of uttering threats and will remain in custody until his next court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.Investigators from the RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in Alberta were able to identify the caller from the message and arrested the suspect in Airdrie last week.Police are not releasing details about the alleged threats and won’t say whose phone line the message was left on.Last month, Lisa Seymour-Peters of Lethbridge was charged with allegedly posting threats on social media against Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife.Seymour-Peters cannot be found within 100 metres of Gregoire Trudeau or her immediate family.last_img read more

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