Cong., BJP candidates file papers for Rajasthan bypolls

first_imgThe candidates of Congress, BJP and its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party filed their nomination papers on Monday for the upcoming by-elections to Khinvsar and Mandawa Assembly seats in Rajasthan, setting the stage for a keen contest between the State’s ruling party and the alliance which had won the Nagaur seat in this year’s Lok Sabha election.The Congress had lost both the Jat-dominated Assembly constituencies in the 2018 election and the seats became vacant after the sitting MLAs were elected to the Lok Sabha. Mandawa MLA Narendra Khichar won as the BJP MP from Jhunjhunu, while RLP MLA from Khinvsar, Hanuman Beniwal, supported by BJP, won from Nagaur.Mr. Beniwal’s younger brother Narayan Beniwal filed his papers as the RLP candidate from Khinvsar in the presence of senior BJP leaders. ,The Congress, which has strengthened its position in the State Assembly after the recent merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs, has given ticket from Khinvsar to former Minister Harendra Mirdha.Surprise candidateThe BJP sprung a surprise by fielding former Congress leader Sushila Sigra from Mandawa as its candidate a few hours after inducting her into the party. Ms. Sigra, a Pradhan in Jhunjhunu panchayat Samiti, was expelled from Congress after the 2018 Assemble election over her anti-party activities. She also filed her nomination on Monday.Veteran Congress leader Ram Narayan Chaudhary’s daughter Rita Chaudhary filed her nomination papers as the Congress candidate from Mandava..last_img read more

Sensex gains for third day, up 145 pts

first_imgSustaining its upward momentum for the third day, the BSE Sensex gained 145 points to close at over 18,350 on funds buying amid stable crude oil prices and firm stock markets globally.The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex, which climbed 367 points in the previous two sessions, advanced further by 144.58 points to end the day at 18,350.74.The broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty also rose 42.15 points to close at 5,522.40. It touched the day’s high of 5,529, led by Infosys Technologies, BHEL, Larsen and Tourbo, Tata Motors and Hero Honda.Trading sentiment firmed, led by realty, auto and capital goods. Oil eased a bit to $105.50 in the US, as high crude inventories crossed out the threat of supplies from the conflict-torn Middle East, especially Libya.Investors shrugged off the rise in food inflation, which crept back to double-digit at 10.05 per cent for the week ended March 12, from 9.42 per cent in the previous week.The rally was driven by realty sector index, with a surge of 2.83 per cent at 2,178.70 as Unitech shot up by 9.61 per cent to Rs 40.50 on JPMorgan upgrading the stock.The auto sector index was second best performer by rising 1.40 per cent to 8,717.68 as Tata Motors added 1.65 per cent to Rs 1,155.55, its highest closing since March 16.Mahindra and Mahindra, the sport-utility vehicle and tractor maker, advanced 2.88 per cent to Rs 664.35 after the company revealed plans to set up a plant in Andhra Pradesh.The capital goods sector index rose by 1.27 per cent to 12,735.02 after Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, the top power equipment maker, reached a two- week high by rising 2.82 per cent to Rs 2,050.60.As the buying activity spilled over a wide-front, the midcap index rose by 0.78 per cent to 6,655.30 and smallcap index by 0.67 per cent to 7,920.84.-With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Manny Pacquiao beats Timothy Bradley in farewell fight

first_imgManny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision in the rubber match between the fighters on Saturday, prevailing in what the Filipino has said is the final fight of his career.Pacquiao, who bounced back from a controversial split-decision defeat to Bradley in 2012 with a decisive win two years later, delivered the final blow in their welterweight clash in Las Vegas as all three judges scored it 116-110 in his favor.With fans chanting ‘Manny’ at the conclusion, Pacquiao (58-6-2) maintained that he is heading into retirement and continuing his political career in the Philippines.”I have a commitment to my family that I’m going to retire after this and we don’t know,” Pacquiao told ringside reporters.”If you ask me about if I’m coming back, maybe I enjoy by being retired and serving and helping the people.”After a slow start narrowly controlled by Bradley, the 37-year-old Pacquiao seized the momentum in the middle portion following a furious fifth round.Pacquiao then caught an off balance Bradley with a right hand to the ear to drop him in the seventh, but the American surprisingly bounced back to hurt Pacquiao during the eighth.From there Pacquiao wrested back control, highlighted by a right uppercut that dropped Bradley in the ninth.At the strong urging of his trainer Teddy Atlas, Bradley (33-2-1) continued to hang in for the latter rounds though he appeared in trouble at the final bell.”Every round (I was) looking for a KO but Bradley is a very good boxer,” Pacquiao said of the performance, which may go some way to helping cement his legacy after a disappointing fight against Floyd Mayweather last May.advertisementMayweather easily won the fight that lacked much action to retire undefeated, though Pacquiao’s support team said afterwards he had suffered a shoulder injury in training beforehand and later needed surgery.last_img read more

Lakers start season with LeBron, AD already sharing a bond

first_imgBecoming his own man View comments “I was shocked, just knowing that he worked so hard to try to get back from his quad and his Achilles,” Davis said. “He hasn’t really had the opportunity to be old DeMarcus, and he wanted this year to be the year, because he felt like he was very healthy, and then the ACL happened. But he’s in good spirits. He’s just happy to be here and still be around the team, and we support him all the way through.”VOGEL’S STARTThe Lakers’ new head coach almost got lost in the shuffle of media day. Frank Vogel and a coaching staff including Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins will take charge for the Lakers’ opening practice Saturday with the goal of building a cohesive team out of all these new parts.Vogel isn’t giving away a potential starting lineup or rotations just yet, but he is thrilled to take over a team with strong veteran leadership.“When the belief is strong at the outset, then it’s about focusing in on the work, and we’re looking forward to getting after it,” Vogel said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical “I just told guys we definitely have the opportunity to do something special here this year,” Davis said. “All you can ask for is a chance in this league, and we definitely have a chance to do something special.”More things to know from the Lakers’ training complex:KUZMA’S HEALTHKyle Kuzma was upbeat despite a stress reaction in his left foot that will sideline him until at least mid-October. The third-year forward has set a goal to become an All-Star as the only remaining member of the Lakers’ young core, which was broken up in the trade for Davis.“Obviously I was disappointed, but it was good that we caught what I have at the right time,” said Kuzma, who felt the injury while training with the U.S. national team.DWIGHT RETURNSDwight Howard is back in the Lakers’ jersey for the first time since he left in 2013, the start of six unsatisfying years for the big man and the team he left behind. Howard’s new teammates say he is humbler, more introspective and determined to excel as a role player or something bigger.“I expect my teammates to hold me to a high standard, because I hole myself to one,” Howard said. “My job is to be the best Dwight Howard and the best teammate I can be.”DEMARCUS DOWNDeMarcus Cousins wasn’t available to reporters, but the big man was in his teammates’ thoughts. Davis is disappointed he probably won’t get a reunion with the star center, who badly injured his knee in an offseason workout shortly after signing with the Lakers. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? When the Lakers reported to their training complex Friday, LeBron and AD were the center of attention amid the revamped roster they helped to create. They posed for photos, joked easily with themselves and their teammates, and generally looked like they’ve been together for years.“It’s exciting to have such a beautiful young mind, a beautiful player, but also a great leader as well,” James said. “I think it’s a great opportunity for this franchise to have such an all-around great person. The basketball will speak for itself.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Although Davis has one year left on his contract before free agency, the Lakers left no doubt they’re planning for a long-term future with the vaunted big man and his decorated new teammate. The Lakers’ roster was thoroughly revamped in the offseason, and general manager Rob Pelinka constantly consulted with James and Davis via three-way phone calls and text chains.“I think the front office did a great job of including LeBron and myself in the decisions to build this team,” Davis said. “Every guy that is on this team, me and LeBron had a say-so in, and I think that’s very important. It would be pretty weird to go to war with a guy you don’t really like, so they made sure to include us in every decision.” WATCH: World championship runner helps ailing rival cross the line Los Angeles Lakers forwards LeBron James, center left, and Anthony Davis, center right, pose for photos during the NBA basketball team’s media day in El Segundo, Calif., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)EL SEGUNDO, California— From the Warner Bros. soundstages to a private workout retreat in Las Vegas, LeBron James and Anthony Davis spent a whole lot of their long summer together.The Los Angeles Lakers superstars say they’ve already formed a bond before they hit the court as teammates. That offseason work is the foundation for their efforts to build an immediate contender together with this long-struggling franchise.ADVERTISEMENT They also defeated the Monstars together, at least presumably: James spent part of his summer starring in “Space Jam 2” for Warner Bros., and he roped in Davis to play a part in the film coming out next year.Unlike his media mogul teammate, Davis chuckled and said his role in the sequel is “a one-time thing. That was very time-consuming. At least right now, I don’t see any more movies in my near future, but it was a fun experience.”James was the star of that show, but he doesn’t care about being the unquestioned star of the Lakers. In fact, James declared his hope that the Lakers’ offense will run through Davis, who is averaging 23.7 points per game over his seven-year NBA career.“We all know how great Anthony Davis is, and if we’re not playing through Anthony Davis, why is he on the floor then?” James asked. “It makes no sense to have him on the floor, because he’s that great. That doesn’t mean every time down the floor we throw it to him, but we have the ability to do that.”When he wasn’t dunking on cartoons, Davis also played a role in recruiting players to LA and persuading others to stay with the franchise he had just joined. The Lakers added sharpshooting veterans Danny Green, Jared Dudley and Troy Daniels in a bid to get the valuable spacing that will make the superstars more effective.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ex-IOC executive Hickey posts bail, free to leave Brazil

first_imgIrishman Pat Hickey is to be given his passport back and will leave Brazil as soon as possible, his lawyers said on Monday after he posted bail in his alleged ticket-scalping case.Hickey, the former head of the Olympic Council of Ireland and the European Olympic Committee, posted 1.5 million reais ($449,370.88) in bail, money loaned to him by an umbrella body that represents national Olympic committees.”I shall grant the defendant Patrick his passport back as soon as he has signed the terms agreed,” the judge in the case Marcelo Rubioli wrote.Hickey was expected to sign immediately and leave Brazil, where he was arrested in August as part of an investigation into an illegal ticket-scalping ring during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.The 71-year old has maintained he is innocent of all charges.last_img read more

Is Volkswagen selling Ducati to Hero MotoCorp?

first_imgVolkswagen is looking to streamline its portfolio of companies post the diesel emissions scandal that rocked the company two years ago. Volkswagen is starting to get its act together again but it will take substantial effort to take the company back to its position before the scandal happened.To do this, the automaker needs to focus on technology that will be the future and its ID family of vehicles that have been showcased at multiple auto shows around the world are one example of that. VW will also need to raise funds and streamline its portfolio and that is where selling of Ducati comes into play.Europe’s largest carmaker has tasked investment banking boutique Evercore with evaluating possible options including a sale of the thoroughbred brand, which VW unit Audi acquired in 2012, they added.Companies that might be interested in buying Ducati are Chinese groups, Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp or other investors.With inputs from Reuters.Also Read:Volkswagen Polo GT Sport launched in India at Rs 9.71 lakh Also Read:Ducati Diavel Diesel limited edition launched in India at Rs 19.92 lakhlast_img read more

Dozen Indian boys for NBA camp in China

first_imgMumbai, Jun 15 (PTI) Twelve young Indian hoopsters have been selected to undergo a three-day NBA-conducted training camp for basketball players in the Asia-Pacific region to be held in China later this month.The camp for elite young basketball talent of the region will be held from June 18-21 at Zhejiang Provincial Sports Vocational Technical Institute in China, said a media release today.The 12 youngsters are part of a 73-strong group of boys and girls, belonging to India, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and China.Current NBA players Malik Beasley (Denver Nuggets), Andrew Nicholson (Brooklyn Nets) and Garrett Temple (Sacramento Kings) will join former WNBA player Zheng Haixia (the first Chinese WNBA player) as well as NBA assistant coaches Ryan Bowen (Denver Nuggets), Charles Klask (Detroit Pistons), Bob Thornton (Sacramento Kings) and FIBA coach Ronald Cass to train the 17 and 18-year old campers, who were selected by their respective basketball federations.”We are grateful for the continued support of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Zhejiang Provincial Sports Vocational Technical Institute and Nike to provide these elite young players with the opportunity to learn from some of the worlds best players and coaches,” said NBA China CEO, David Shoemaker.This is the fourth such camp being held. It had previously been held in Melbourne (Australia, 2011) and Nanjing (China, 2013 and 15).The selected Indian boys are: Robin Banerjee, Vivek Chauhan, Jagshaanbir Jhawar, Sejin Mathew, Shanmugam Murugan, Riyanshu Negi, Suraj Pathak, Preshit Pawar, Prashant Rawat, Parth Sunil Kumar Sharma, Princepal Singh, Manoj Singh Sisodiya. PTI SSR NRBadvertisementlast_img read more

Injury blow for France as Richard Gasquet withdraws from Davis Cup final vs Croatia

first_imgFrance number one Richard Gasquet said on Monday he had pulled out of this month’s Davis Cup final against Croatia, with French media reporting that he has a groin injury.The 32-year-old Gasquet, whose last appearance was at the Paris Masters in October, wrote on Twitter that he was “extremely disappointed” at having to withdraw, with France bidding to retain the title.In the absence of Gasquet, France captain Yannick Noah will have to choose from Lucas Pouille, Jeremy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the singles matches.The final will be staged at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille on Nov. 23-25 under a retractable roof.”I’m extremely disappointed to announce my absence from the final. I’m fully behind my team to go for a fresh victory,” Gasquet said on Twitter.Gasquet drops out of an already depleted squad and his versatility as a fine doubles partner will also be missed.Gasquet was originally called up by former French Open winner and France team captain Yannick Noah, alongside Lucas Pouille, the just back from injury Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jeremy Chardy, Nicholas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.Noah has an array of players to chose from to replace Gasquet with Gilles Simon, Benot Paire, Adrian Mannarino or Gal Monfils.The loss leaves France looking a little stretched with Croatia’s singles players Marin Cilic ranked 7th and Borna Coric 12th in the world.The Davis Cup final takes place in Lille, France on November 23-25 on clay courts. Last year, the French beat Belgium in the final but in 2014 they lost to a Swiss team led by Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.advertisementThe meeting with Croatia is a repeat of the football World Cup final in July which France won, 4-2, in Moscow.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

Virat Kohli obliges fans with autographs and selfies at Adelaide. What about MS Dhoni?

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli and spinner Kuldeep Yadav were seen obliging fans with autographs and selfies outside the Adelaide Oval on Monday but all those waiting patiently for the cricketers couldn’t get a hold of MS Dhoni.Kohli and Kuldeep patiently gave autographs and clicked pictures with the fans on their way to the stadium just before the practice session. Dhoni however, didn’t stop by but he did promise to interact with them after the practice session.Meanwhile, Mohammad Shami, Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik, Dhoni and Ravi Shastri were seen at the nets in the pictures posted by BCCI on their social media handle.Captain @imVkohli warming-up in the Adelaide nets ahead of the 2nd ODI against Australia#AUSvIND (@BCCI) January 14, 2019While Shami was seen having a chat with Ambati Rayudu, Chahal rolled over his arms and captain Kohli, who got out for 3 in the first ODI, looked ahead with great concentration.In another picture, Dinesh Karthik was seen batting with MS Dhoni behind the stumps looking on. Dhoni was also seen standing with Shastri on a warm and sunny day in Adelaide.A very warm and sunny welcome here at Adelaide as #TeamIndia sweat it out in the nets ahead of the 2nd ODI.#AUSvIND (@BCCI) January 14, 2019Dhoni was criticised once again despite his half-century in the first match at Sydney which India lost by 34 runs to concede a 1-0 lead to Australia on Saturday.The former India captain was promoted up the batting order at No.5 and managed to score 51 runs off 96 balls with one six and a three boundaries. But his strike rate of just over 53 slowed down the pace of the innings as India failed to chase down 289 in 50 overs despite Rohit Sharma scoring 133.advertisementDhoni and Rohit steadied India’s innings after they were reduced to 4 for 3 by the fourth over and added 137 runs for the fifth wicket.But once Dhoni got out, Rohit kept losing partners at the other end as the India’s top-three and lower middle-order failed to get going and absorb the pressure.Rohit was eventually dismissed in the 46th over which brought an end to all hopes of an Indian victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground.In a World Cup year, there has been debate as to where Dhoni — whose strike rate has gone down in the recent past — should bat.”Personally, I always feel that Dhoni batting at number four will be ideal for the team but we have got Ambati Rayudu who has done really well now at number four. It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it. Personally asking, I would be happy if Dhoni bats at four,” said Rohit.Rohit differed with his captain Kohli, who had previously said that Ambati Rayudu was his preferred No.4 batsman.India were reduced to 4/3 at one stage chasing 289 for victory before Rohit, who scored his 22nd ODI hundred, and Dhoni stitched together a 141-run stand for the fourth wicket.”If you look at his (Dhoni’s) overall batting, his strike rate is around 90. Today was a different scenario, when he came out to bat we had already lost three wickets and Australia were bowling pretty well. You just cannot go out and get 100-run partnership easily. So we took a little bit of time and even I did not score as quickly as I normally do,” Rohit said.Also Read | India treating next two matches vs Australia as knockouts, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | Shubman Gill ready for international cricket: Chief Selector MSK Prasadlast_img read more

Introducing the new celebrity accessory: bitcoin-style cryptocurrencies

first_imgTopics Pinterest Share on Facebook Bitcoin Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx)Looking forward to participating in the new @cobinhood Token! ZERO fee trading! #CryptoCurrency #BitCoin #ETH – 18, 2017 Facebook But all these johnny-come-latelies pale in comparison to the original celebrity cryptocurrency backers: the Winklevii. The Olympic-rowing, Zuckerberg-suing identical Winklevoss twins launched Winkdex in 2014, a Bitcoin price index intended to provide a more stable measure of value for the cryptocurrency as it went through turbulent times. Regardless of the success of that particular venture, the Winklevii have almost certainly made a huge amount of money from their cryptocurrency investments. In July 2013, they claimed to own 1% of all bitcoin then in existence in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission – then worth $11m, and now (if they’ve managed to keep hold of it) worth a cool half billion.Ads don’t work so websites are using your electricity to pay the billsInitial coin offerings: cryptocurrency’s next high-risk big money maker Move over fun-sized canines – the blockchain is Paris Hilton’s current obsession. Photograph: Startraks Photo / Rex Features Kenneth Rogoff news Wu-Tang Clan Share on Messenger Since you’re here… Reuse this content Support The Guardian Jamie Foxx … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Read more Forget a Gucci handbag, massive sunglasses or a teacup Chihuahua – the must-have celebrity accessory for 2017 is a cryptocurrency endorsement deal.So much money is floating around the sector that companies will pay almost anything to attract attention to their fundraising rounds – called “initial coin offerings”, in a legally questionable analogy to initial public offerings for tech startups.That’s not to say every celebrity promoting a cryptocurrency is being paid to do so. The other motivation is the same for all who buy in to these offerings: get in on the ground floor, and then encourage as many people as possible to buy in after you. There’s a lot of money to be made if you do it right – and a lot to lose if you do it wrong. Floyd Mayweather Paris Hilton Bitcoin’s price bubble will burst under government pressure Cryptocurrencies Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Ghostface follows a fair few other celebrities who have seen an opportunity to make huge amounts of cash – and, of course, express their understanding of the fundamentals of blockchain technology. In September, Paris Hilton, hotel heiress and reality TV star, said that she would be participating in LydianCoin’s ICO, a company which describes its offering as the “first AI big data marketing cloud for blockchain”.For those concerned that Hilton may have been sucked in by the buzzword bingo, fear not. Hilton has had a genuine interest in the sector for some time, appearing in a now-deleted Instagram post back in 2016 with cryptocurrency entrepreneur Stephan Tual, the former chief commercial officer of Ethereum.Those connections weren’t enough to stop observers pointing to her involvement as proof that the cryptocurrency market is firmly in bubble territory. They may have a point: one or two celebrity endorsements may be easily dismissed, but there have been so many stars backing ICOs that it’s getting hard to ignore.A couple of months before Hilton backed LydianCoin, boxer Floyd Mayweather also jumped on the bandwagon, posting his support of’s ICO (the company is a “Bancor-based open source prediction market platform that is built on the digital currency Ethereum”, to quote industry news site Coin Telegraph).Mayweather didn’t hide his motivation, though, announcing that he was “gonna make a $hit t$n of money on 2 August on the ICO”. A month later, just days before his headline fight with UFC star Conor McGregor, he promoted a second blockchain startup, Hubii Network (a content marketplace), and dubbed himself “Floyd Crypto Mayweather”.And in mid-September, Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx also jumped on board, promoting Cobinhood, a “zero trading fee cryptocurrency exchange”. Share on Twitter Last week Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah became the latest to jump on the bandwagon. He announced his co-founding of a cryptocurrency firm called Cream Capital, which is looking to raise $30m to build a blockchain-based ATM network, a cryptocurrency pegged to the US dollar and an exchange to buy into both of them.For those who don’t speak startup hype, Killah’s company wants to build technology that can be used as a middle ground between popular cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, and eventually serve as a medium of exchange in its own right. For those who don’t speak old school rap, the company’s name serves as an allusion to Wu-Tang Clan’s hit C.R.E.A.M. (“Cash rules everything around me”).As for the role of Ghostface, real name Dennis Coles, the company says he “serves as a vessel to increase brand awareness surrounding Cream Capital and cryptocurrencies.” While assuring investors Cream Capital adds that: “[Coles] understands the fundamentals of blockchain technology and the importance and gravity of the technology. He is not a random celebrity that is lending his name to a project.“Wu-Tang is for the children and the children will use the blockchain.” Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Match 18: Prediction and Probable Playing 11s

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Match 18: Prediction and Probable Playing 11sIndia (IND) vs New Zealand (NZ), World Cup 2019 Prediction and Probable Playing 11s: In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan who has been sidelined with a thumb injury, India will look to get their combination right when they take on table-toppers New Zealand on Thursday in Nottingham.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk NottinghamJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 21:22 IST India vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Predicted playing XIs, pitch conditions and team news in Nottingham (Reuters Photo)India will take on New Zealand in the clash of the only two undefeated teams in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday.Recent formNew Zealand are on top of the 10-team World Cup 2019 table with 6 points from 3 matches. The Black Caps opened their campaign, crushing Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff in their World Cup 2019 opener.New Zealand were then tested by Bangladesh in their second match on June 5 but the Black Caps managed a 2-wicket win after huffing and puffing to a 245-run target.Kane Williamson’s men are heading into their first big test of World Cup, 5 days after their comfortable 7-match win over Afghanistan.On the other hand, pre-tournament favourites have begun their World Cup campaign with two dominant performances.After thrashing South Africa in Southampton, India made light work of a challenge from defending champions, Australia on Sunday at The Oval.Pitch, weather prediction: Trent Bridge, NottinghamTrent Bridge has provided sporting wickets so far in World Cup 2019. West Indies blew Pakistan away with their pace battery in the first match in Nottingham. However, Pakistan came back to beat England in a high-scoring game. Australia also posted 288 before clinching a 15-run win in the 3rd match held in Nottingham on June 6.Trent Bridge has provided assistance for pacers and there has been a bit in it for batsmen who were willing to grind it out.With wet weather forecasted for most of Thursday in Nottingham, expect a lot of swing and seam from the Nottingham wicket.advertisementRain is expected to play a huge role in Nottingham as a curtailed game is on the cards.IND vs NZ: Predicted Playing XIsIndia are fretting over the thumb injury to Shikhar Dhawan. KL Rahul is the front-runner to replace him at the top of the order. Expect Vijay Shankar to come in place of Dhawan in the playing XI. On the other hand, India might beef up their pace bowling department by bringing Mohammed Shami in after which they might play Ravindra Jadeja as their only spinner.”As far as batting order goes, KL (Rahul) moves top of the order and there are various options the team can utilise going into the next game,” India batting coach Sanjay Bangar said on the eve of the match.India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.Also Read | Want KL Rahul to be versatile ODI player like Dravid: Sanjay BangarAlso Read | Rain and New Zealand dominate World Cup 2019: Fans come up with hilarious memes on wet English weatherAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India team newsFollow Trent Bridge NottinghamFollow Nottingham weatherFollow KL RahulFollow Vijay ShankarFollow Shikhar Dhawanlast_img read more

MOL Gets Three-Year Contract from GAC Australia

first_imgzoom Multi-modal transport operator Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has awarded an exclusive three-year contract to serve its vessels and port calls across Australia to GAC Australia, part of the global shipping, logistics and marine service provider GAC Group.The contract was signed by Mark Austin, Managing Director of Mitsui O.S.K Lines Australia (MOL), and Phil Coolican, Managing Director, GAC Australia, following a rigorous tender process.MOL is one of the world’s largest marine transportation companies, operating a global fleet of more than 900 vessels with an overall capacity of around 66 million deadweight tons (DWT). That fleet includes containerships, bulk cargo carriers, car carriers, oil tankers, chemical products carriers, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.Phil Coolican adds: “This is a highly significant contract for GAC in Australia and we are delighted that MOL have entrusted their fleet to us. Our extensive operation across Australia is focused on helping MOL to deliver their strategy in Australia, and beyond, by providing the highest quality services and working closely with them to make sure that all of their needs are met.”“On the back of this contract and in light of the further growth in demand for GAC’s services across Australia, we are investing in further development of our own infrastructure and operations to ensure that we are able to work reflexively to meet the needs of our customers across the country.” He further commented.Established in 2007, GAC Australia provides a full range of shipping, logistics and marine services covering all ports across the country from 14 strategically located branch offices and its national headquarters in Sydney.GAC, January 13, 2014last_img read more

Province Extends External Review Process To Culture Funding

first_imgGovernment will extend the use of independent juries and review panels to all of its arts and culture funding programs and prizes by April 1. Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Len Goucher said today, Feb. 19, the decision came at the recommendation of the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council, an advisory body to government. “We asked the partnership council how we could improve the way in which arts and culture funding is administered,” said Mr. Goucher. “They came back to us with a recommendation for a fair and open process that would involve the arts and culture community to an even greater extent.” Based on the processes already in place for several funding programs and prizes, the partnership council developed an external assessment panel model and recommended that it be adopted for the remainder of the department’s culture funding programs. The peer jury process used for arts funding programs and prizes is based on the model used by the former Nova Scotia Arts Council and it will not be changed. Juries will continue to be made up of three peers — all from the arts community — who make independent decisions respecting arts funding. External assessment panels will be similar to peer juries. They will be made up of three members, two from the arts and culture community and one staff person from the department. They will be responsible for making recommendations on culture funding for groups and organizations. The department will also begin releasing the names of jurors and panel members shortly after funding recipients are announced. “This is an innovative process that combines increased transparency with greater input from the arts and culture community,” said Mr. Goucher. “It is just one more way we are trying to strengthen the arts and culture sector in our province with the help of the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council.” Anyone interested in learning more about the jury or panel process is encouraged to visit the department website at for complete criteria and guidelines. A form for becoming a jury or panel member is also available online or by contacting the department at 902-424-4510. The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage administers more than $6.2 million annually through its arts and culture funding programs.last_img read more

Environmental leaders from Bangladesh to New Zealand to receive UN honours

The head of a leading South Asian environmental think tank and the Prime Minister of New Zealand are among those chosen as this year’s Champions of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for spearheading efforts to advance sustainable development and combat climate change. Atiq Rahman, the Executive Director of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, and Prime Minister Helen Clark are among the seven environmental leaders chosen for the prize, which will be given out at a ceremony in Singapore on 22 April. The other winners are Prince Albert II of Monaco; former United States Senator Timothy E. Wirth; Balgis Osman-Elasha, a senior researcher at Sudan’s Higher Council for Environment & Natural Resources; Liz Thompson, the former Energy and Environment Minister of Barbados; and Abdul-Qader Ba-Jammal, the Secretary-General of the Yemen People’s General Congress. “Today, we face environmental challenges of unprecedented magnitude. More than ever, our planet needs committed leaders and achievers like the 2008 Champions of the Earth who spur real, positive change and fuel innovative solutions to environmental problems,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “These inspirational individuals demonstrate not only that action and different development paths are possible but also the abundant opportunities arising as a result of a transformation towards a green economy.” This year’s winners have all spearheaded exceptional initiatives on issues ranging from protecting the unique biodiversity of Yemen’s islands to piloting climate-proofing strategies in Sudan and boosting conservation in Barbados, the agency said. The announcement comes as environmental officials from over 100 countries prepare to gather in Monaco for the 10th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council from 20 to 22 February. This year’s session focuses on the urgent challenge of climate change – specifically, the issue of mobilizing funds to realize a low-carbon world. World Environment Day will be marked this year under the theme “Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy,” with New Zealand as host. 28 January 2008The head of a leading South Asian environmental think tank and the Prime Minister of New Zealand are among those chosen as this year’s Champions of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for spearheading efforts to advance sustainable development and combat climate change. read more

Gay City worker sues former hedge fund employer for more than £1m

first_imgA gay City worker is suing his former hedge fund employer for more than £1 million over claims he suffered an “unrelenting” campaign of homophobic abuse at work.Paul Newton claimed he was mocked by staff at Balyasny Europe Asset Management as they made limp-wristed hand gestures and told him he should not drive his high-powered Aston Martin.Colleagues also openly made jokes about his sex life, claiming he wanted to have relations with multiple men, and called him “camp” and “effeminate”, treating him like a “curiosity on exhibit”, the 43-year-old alleged. …subjected to unrelenting abuse based on his sexual orientation by his colleaguesWrit Mr Newton, who joined the office in spring 2014, was reportedly fired from his role as an asset manager for poor performance and losses linked to the Brexit vote at the end of June, according to the Evening Standard.He is now suing the firm, which has offices in London, America and Hong Kong, for unfair dismissal as he believes his sacking was the culmination of two-years of abuse.In a writ seen by the paper, Mr Newton described the working environment at the firm as “intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating and offensive”.He claimed he was “constantly told that he looked like a woman” because he had long hair and said his colleagues “had the unmistakable assumption that he was extremely promiscuous”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Newton, whose barrister is Lawrence Jones, has since suffered depression and anxiety, and used to cry in his office over the abuse, the writ said.The Central London Employment Tribunal confirmed the dates of the hearing but would not confirm any details.The Telegraph has contacted Balyasny Europe Asset Management for comment but has not yet had a reply. In a statement issued to the Standard, the firm said it would “resist the claim vigorously” and affirmed it was “committed, by policy and ethical commitment, to a work-force free from harassment”. It added that the claims were “without merit”. The hearing is expected to take place on March 15 next year.last_img read more

Britain plans mass mobile phone alerts to protect public from terrorism major floods

The technology allows thousands of messages to be sent to every mobile phone in areas deemed at risk. If the pilot project is successful, officials want to roll out the system across the country. Britain is planning to introduce US-style mass mobile phone alerts to protect the public against terrorism, major floods and nuclear attack. Supporters of so-called ‘cell broadcasting’ claim the message alerts could have saved lives during major incidents including the London Bridge terrorist attack and Grenfell Tower fire. Senior figures have raised concerns, however, that… A major new early warning system for deadly threats will be trialled for the first time later this year, the Telegraph has learned.

11/12 WWE Results: Newcastle, England (Reigns vs. Wyatt)

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Twitter Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident WWE’s Sasha Banks Confirms “No One KNew” About Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Videos Articles “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Erick Rowan Videos Articles Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdated Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Google+ Bray Wyatt 11/11 WWE Results: Newcastle, England* Neville def. Stardust (big reaction for Neville in his hometown).* Fandango & Damien Sandow def. Adam Rose & Heath Slater.* WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio def. King Barrett & Jack Swagger in a triple threat match.* Luke Harper, Erick Rowan & Braun Stroman def. The Usos & Ryback.* NXT Women’s Champion Bayley & Becky Lynch def. Sasha Banks & Naomi.* The Lucha Dragons def. Los Matadores & The Ascension.* Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt in a No Holds Barred match.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car AccidentVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 48.61%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Luke Harper Returns To WWE Live New matches announced for Summerslam, Updated card in three weeks in Torontolast_img read more

Ivan Juric tips Bessa and Cristian Romero for great things

first_imgGenoa football head coach Ivan Juric believes he can see many positivities from Genoa’s 2-2 draw with Udinese, stating that Daniel Bessa and Cristian Romero are for great things.Rodrigo De Paul cleared up for Kevin Lasagna and scored the second goal with a fantastic curler while the Grifone were twice in front at Marassi.“I saw a good team for long periods and we deserved to be more than 1-0 up at half-time, as Udinese didn’t have a shot on goal,” the Coach told Sky Sports Italia via Football Italia.“There are many positives to take from this match. It’s a positive result, considering we were down to 10 men at the end. We know De Paul is dangerous from that distance, so we shouldn’t have let him take the shot in all that space.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I’ve known Daniel Bessa since he was in the youth team, he has everything it takes to become a great player. He hit the post today and won the penalty, so the future depends on him. He can either keep growing or rest on his laurels.“Cristian Romero was playing with the youth team three weeks ago. I know he’ll make mistakes, but he’ll learn to be more careful now when he’s on a yellow card.”last_img read more

Sea turtles released to sea in Marathon after treatment

first_imgMARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – Crowds gathered in Marathon to watch a pair of sea turtles return to their natural habitat.The turtles, named Little Money and Coco, were freed, Friday, after being found suffering from intestinal issues three weeks ago, near Marathon.After undergoing treatment at The Turtle Hospital, they were fitted with satellite tracking transmitters and sent on their way.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img