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ASI finds 2,300-year-old artefacts in Odisha

first_imgArchaeologists have unearthed artefacts believed to be 2,300-year-old while carrying out excavation at the Asurgarh Fort in Odisha’s Kalahandi district.A nine member team of Archaeological Survey of India led by Dibishada B. Garnayak, Superintending Archaeologist, Excavation Branch-IV, Bhubaneswar, excavated the items dating from Mauryan to Kushan period.“The present archaeological work reveals a number of brick structures. Wedge shaped bricks are also noticed in the circular structures. Most of the structures have terracotta tiles with groves and hole for socketing,” said Mr. Garnayak.“The Asurgarh people during that time probably used stone rubbles and tile fragments for flooring their houses and the streets. Besides, silver punch marked coins, silver and copper toe ring and ear rings, beads of carnelian, jasper, beryl, garnet, agate and coral have been found,” he said, adding that some of the artefacts were as old as 2,300 year.Glass banglesOther discovered artefacts include, glass bangle pieces of different designs and colours, sling balls, pestle, iron equipment like small wheel, ring, and arrow head.“The findings of coral beads and imperial variety of silver punch mark coins strongly indicates about long distant trade and association of hinterland people with seafaring people,” pointed out Mr. Garnayak.It is believed that the fort is surrounded by moat on its northern, eastern and southern sides. “Close to the western rampart, the river Sandul flows to the north thereby forming a natural moat on the western side of the fort. On the eastern side of the fort there is an extensive lake. The fort had four wide gates in four cardinal directions and at each gate was installed one guardian deity. These guardian deities are named as Ganga at the eastern gate, Kalapat at the western, Vaishnavi at the northern and Dokri at the southern gate,” he said.last_img read more

World Cup: Ex-skipper Hashan Tillekaratne accuses Lanka team of match-fixing, questions selection for final match

first_imgHashan Tillekaratne, who played 83 Tests and 200 ODIs for Sri Lanka, made the sensational claim while appearing in a TV show.India’s triumph in the ICC World Cup earlier this month has come under the match-fixing cloud after a former Sri Lankan captain’s accusation that the unlawful practice has been rampant in the island nation’s team. Appearing on a TV talk show, cricketer-turned-politician Hashan Tillekaratne raised his doubts about the selection of the Sri Lankan team for the World Cup finals. The Lankan team had made as many as four changes for the vital match against India, held on April 2 in Mumbai. Tillekaratne, who played as many as 83 Tests and 200 ODIs in his 16-year international cricket career, questioned the logic behind making extensive changes for such an important match. Maintaining that he did not think that the final match was fixed, Tillekaratne said that it was unfair to have replaced spinner Ajantha Mendis and all-rounder Chamara Silva. Tillekaratne claimed that match-fixing has been a problem in Sri Lankan cricket since 1992. He said he knew all the people responsible for it and would expose them soon. He alleged that every time the matter of match-fixing was brought up, it was quietly swept under the carpet by corrupt administrators. He alleged that money was exchanged to hush up the issue.Earlier, former captain Arjuna Ranatunga had also raised concerns about the manner in which cricket was being run in his country. A day after the visitors lost to India in the finals, Ranatunga told Headlines Today that “mafia” had got into Sri Lankan cricket and that corrupt administrators were running the game.”When we won the World Cup, we had a very honest, very good cricket precedent. But the business mafia got involved in cricket and they knew that the money is there and all unwanted… some of them were involved in bookies, they come from bookie families, some of them ordinary business people who wanted to get into cricket to create a name,” said Ranatunga, who led his side to win the coveted cup in 1996.”Even now what they do is, they appoint wrong people to run cricket. They enjoy the comfort, they enjoy the money that comes from cricket… and I tell you, lot of money has gone under the carpet. I think government has to be blamed,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli closes in on another milestone, 1000-run season beckons

first_imgVirat Kohli is just 81 runs short of becoming the first man ever to smash 1000 runs in a single edition of the Indian Premier League. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table)Kohli, 27, has been on a record-shattering spree this year. He became the fastest to 7000 runs and 25 hundreds in ODIs early this year during the five-match series against Australia before turning his attention to T20 cricket. (Also read: David Warner backs Virat Kohli to break 1000-run barrier in IPL 9)RUN MACHINE After crushing Australia and Pakistan under the weight of his runs, Kohli carried on with his meteoric rise in the IPL, where he became the first man to hammer four hundreds in a season and the first to breach the 4000-run mark in the tournament’s nine-year history. (Also read: Table-toppers Gujarat Lions face tough Test against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 1)Kohli is now on the verge of another unique record. If he scores 81 against Gujarat Lions in the first qualifier tonight, he would become the only batsman to aggregate 1000 runs in a single T20 tournament. That would also take him comfortably past Suresh Raina, who is the leading all time run-scorer in the IPL.KOHLI-RAINA TUSSLE That would be another interesting tussle of course. Raina (4096), is 40 runs ahead of Kohli’s 4056. Both men are crucial to their team’s chances tonight and if both of them fire, there would be some serious fireworks on display at the M Chinnaswamy in Bangalore this evening.Kohli’s composure and determination have been the hallmark of his sensational run this year. Many are already comparing Kohli’s 2016 with Tendulkar’s 1998 and not without good reason. This could be the year that elevates the Delhi dasher to a different level altogether.advertisementTRADITIONAL ROUTE  His mercurial rise has been scary for bowlers the world over. And his success mantra is even more frightening for opposition captains – Kohli says he follows a boring and traditional routine to maintain that dizzying height. And he says that with a smile which clearly suggests that the young man clearly enjoys the process.Kohli has raised the bar for batting in limited-overs cricket. He has proved in no uncertain terms that risk-free orthodox shots can fetch you runs. And a 1000 runs in a single edition in mind-numbing but he is almost there.Considering his recent form, would you place your bets against Kohli? Flat pitch, small boundaries and ‘AAR-CEE-BEE’ chanting fans. The odds are heavily stacked in Virat Kohli’s favour.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal loses to Richard Gasquet at Kooyong Classic

first_imgRafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Richard Gasquet of France at the Kooyong Classic exhibition in Australia.He went down to Gasquet 4-6, 5-7.This was Nadal’s first match in a while. He withdrew from the 2017 ATP Finals in London due to a right knee injury. However, despite the loss to world No.31, he remained upbeat about his physical condition, reports Xinhua news agency.”It’s not an official match but still a test for me and good practice, that’s the most important thing, that’s the most important thing for the whole season,” the 31-year-old Spaniard said, reaffirming his need to keep practising hard to be prepared for the Australian Open.WATCH”I had a long year last year, so I had to start my preparation later than usual. But I’ve arrived with plenty of time and it’s a good day to start again the feelings of playing a match,” the 16-time Grand Slam champion added.Nadal is all set to play against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, world No. 14, at the Tie Break Tens in Melbourne, where matches are going to consist of tie-breaks only, with no games and no sets.Nadal’s first official match is scheduled to take place at the Australian Open, following his withdrawal from the Brisbane International tournament and from an exhibition held in Abu Dhabi.(With inputs from IANS)ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

British media rejoice in German World Cup despair

first_img\R London, Jun 28 (AFP) British newspapers revelled in Germany’s World Cup despair today as Italy’s Corriere della Sera commiserated with their plight — mindful of the fact the Italians did not even make it to Russia. Germany, four-time world champions, are England’s historic nemesis after inflicting some painful defeats over the course of more than half a century. And the press made the most of the demise of Joachim Loew’s side, eliminated from the World Cup at the first-round stage for the first time since 1938. “Schadenfreude, noun (from the German): Pleasure derived from another person’s misfortune,” said the Sun’s front page. The paper — never slow to put on a brash show of jingoism — printed a cut-out-and-keep table showing Germany rooted to the bottom, also listing several English footballing names who suffered at the hands of the Germans. “Sir Bobby (Robson), Psycho (Stuart Pearce), Chrissy Waddle, El Tel (Venables), Gareth (Southgate), Lamps (Frank Lampard) and every England fan… This is for you. The Sun issued a rallying call for the England team, set to play Belgium on Thursday to decide who finishes top of their group: “Now come on England!” The Mirror also banged the drum: “Come on England … but don’t mention the VAR!” above a photo of grieving German fans, while adding: “Auf wiedersehen to the worst German team in the history of the World Cup.” The Daily Mail reverted to stereotypes of Germans on holiday. “Get your towels on a sunbed, Germans are starting their holidays early after World Cup humiliation.advertisement IT’S WUNDERBAR.” – ‘See you at the beach’ -========================== The broadsheet press were more measured but still unsparing of Loew and his under-performing players. “End of the world (as we know it),” said the Guardian. The Times said: “Day the Germans just disappeared,” with a photo of Son Heung-min about to shoot into the net without a single German player in the picture. But Italy’s Corriere della Sera took a softer line, saying at least the Germans could now look forward to a break. “See you at the beach. Germany has gone out of the World Cup in the first round and, like us, they are on holiday now,” it said. On a more serious note, the paper said the football team’s failure mirrored wider issues in Germany. “We are seeing a Germany that has slipped down to where we are. It is to be expected that old traditions and ways of doing things will be turned on their head.” Another Italian daily, La Repubblica, said the last time Germany were knocked out of the World Cup so early was in 1938. “So we are at the lowest point, or rather the most dramatic point, in 80 years in the history of a sport played by 11 players in which the Germans always win at the end,” it said. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

Dzeko fires back at critics

first_imgEdin Džeko ‘The insults hurt the most’ – Dzeko fires back at criticism Goal Last updated 2 years ago 18:23 10/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Edin Dzeko, Roma, Serie A, 20092017 Getty Images Edin Džeko Roma Chelsea v Roma UEFA Champions League Serie A The 31-year-old remains in excellent form for Roma but still faces questions over his commitment to the team, much to his irritation Edin Dzeko has admitted he gets hurt by claims he does not work hard enough and dismissed the idea as “a joke”.The Roma striker topped the Serie A goal chart last season with 29 and has started the new campaign in excellent form, scoring seven in as many games in the league.However, the 31-year-old is surprised that he still faces regular criticism from fans over a perceived lack of interest during games and feels social media makes it easy for people to forget footballers are human. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “I don’t run? I don’t give my best? Come on! That is a joke,” he said in an interview with The Guardian.”I can guarantee that no one in the stands or in front of the TV wants us to win games more than I do! Any match, I don’t care who we play against or what we play for, I just want to score a goal or my team to score a goal so that we win the match. Every match I give my very best. Every single match.“I know people will criticise when you play bad; that is part of this job and I am fine with that. That is not a problem. The problem is the insults. That is what hurts the most. This is the time of social media and everyone has a chance to publicly say what they think. No matter how illogical or stupid it is. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, everyone is entitled to insult you because you did not score or play well.”People think that they care more than I do – but that is simply not true.“It’s never easy to read headlines like that, to hear fans shouting things like that. You know that you are better than that, that you can play much better, but sometimes it is difficult to turn things around. What people do not see is that you are a human being too and that you have problems like everyone else.“I would lie if I tell you that I don’t listen or read what people say. I do. I ignore the insults and irrational things but I like to watch and read what educated football people have to say, people who analyse things, especially in Italy. They know football, they try to do it in depth and as someone involved in the game I do enjoy some articles or programmes.”Edin Dzeko RomaEdin Dzeko, Inter vs. RomaAfter finishing second to Juventus in Serie A last season, Roma are already nine points off the pace of leaders Napoli, while they sit second in their Champions League group ahead of Wednesday’s game against Chelsea.Dzeko 6/4 to score v ChelseaThe team are feeling the pressure to improve and challenge for titles from their passionate fans and the ex-Manchester City attacker enjoys the ambition within the city and the club.“Nothing compares to Rome. Nothing,” he added. “People there are crazy about football, in a positive way. The expectations were big in Germany, bigger in England, but nothing even close to Rome. It’s a special city, with a special bond with a club and people adore it.”In Manchester I could go out for a dinner or for a walk; people would stop me and politely ask for a photo from time to time. In Rome it is impossible for me to walk normally in the city. They are passionate, love their club and their players and the attention is enormous. And that kind of attention and passion raises expectations and pressure. But I am not saying this in a negative way.”I love how things work there, because passion and love is what football is supposed to be about.”last_img read more

Youth Trans Tasman Photos Now Available

first_imgAll action photos from the Youth Trans Tasman Tour are now available to view and purchase at www.winkipopmedia.com.auThe one pictured is of Peter and Kerry Norman with the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Patron of Touch New Zealand, John Key.last_img

JKEDI changing lives: Provides self-employment opportunities to educated, unemployed youth

first_img Next JKEDI changing lives: Provides self-employment opportunities to educated, unemployed youthThe JKEDI is helping to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiSeptember 5, 2019UPDATED: September 5, 2019 16:58 IST The JKEDI is helping to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir (image courtesy – ANI (left))The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), which was established by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in March 1997, has helped to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in the region. The youth received training from JKEDI, Poonch and are also helped by the organisation financially. A large number of them started their own work and are earning well. JKEDI is working in the area from 2012.A beneficiary, Fariq Ahmed said, “I took a loan of Rs 4 lakh and started the business of spare parts and repair. This is a good scheme for the government. I have 3-4 people employed under me. We want to thank the government for this. My business is running well.”The beneficiaries express their gratitudeThe beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to JKEDI for changing their lives. Mohammad Iqbal Khwaja, who claimed that his business has grown exponentially, said all of this has been done with JKEDI’s help.”I have taken a loan of nearly 10.5 lakh. I started a business. Today, the business has increased exponentially. All of this has been done by government.” said Mohammad Iqbal KhwajaIqbal Ali, Assistant Faculty, District Centre Poonch says, “Our motive is to reach out to the educated people who are unemployed and show the way to them and give financial assistance to them. We have established 800 units.”About Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute: JKEDI has been established by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in March 1997 to effectively enable entrepreneurship development in the state. The institute started its regular activities from February 2004 and has positioned itself as a learning centre par excellence with state of the art regional centers across Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Besides, JKEDI Community Organisers have been set up in all of the 22 districts enabling entrepreneurship and promoting development at the grassroots.advertisementRead: Need to improve quality of education: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on teacher’s dayRead: 50% of Indian students consider their teachers as friends, reveals Teachers’ Day special surveyRead: Chandigarh University announces Dhyan Chand Sports Scholarship worth Rs 2 crores for sports achieversRead: Rajasthan govt makes a state-level committee to regulate coaching institutes 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 byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development InstituteFollow EducationFollow employmentlast_img read more

Ben Affleck And Pixar Filmmakers To Be Honored At AUTFEST Film Festival

first_imgOscar-winning director, actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck joins Oscar–winning Pixar Animation Studios’ filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in receiving special honors at the 1st Annual AUTFEST International Film Festival presented by The Autism Society on April 22-23, 2017 at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA.The announcement was made by Matthew Asner, VP of Development for The Autism Society.Said Scott Badesch, President of Autism Society of America: “The first Annual AutFest International Film Festival is a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the role film is now playing in autism awareness. We are proud to honor outstanding filmmakers Ben Affleck, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, for their cinematic portrayals of the complexity of human emotions, as we can see with our two spotlighted films The Accountant and Inside Out.”Celebrating autism awareness “from spectrum to screen,” AutFest is the first film festival solely dedicated to an autism audience and filmmakers. Its mission is to further advance the well-being of all with an autism diagnosis, as well as to educate the nation about autism and the important need to fully respect and value each person with autism. AutFest wishes to celebrate films that promote autism awareness and support autistic filmmakers and artists that have chosen film as their profession.“For more than eight years we’ve been honored to partner with the Autism Society through our regular screenings of AMC Sensory Friendly Films, which allows families with special needs to see films in a welcoming environment,” said Nikkole Denson-Randolph, Vice President, Alternative & Special Content, AMC Theatres. “We’re thrilled to continue that partnership by serving as the host of this important, impactful event.”A number of special awards will be handed out at a special ceremony at the conclusion of AutFest including Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress as well as an Audience Award. A Best Autistic Filmmaker Award will be presented to an autistic filmmaker.AutFest is also inviting student graphic designers to create a festival poster that depicts the festival’s theme “from spectrum to screen.” Winning posters will be used as the festival’s official poster as well as for official materials such as t-shirts and postcards. The contest is hosted by We Are Lions, a marketplace for products created and designed by individuals with disabilities. More details about the poster contest can be found hereAutFest Honorary Committee Members include seven-time Emmy winner and autism advocate Ed Asner, actress Kristen Bell (House of Lies), actor Dax Shepard (CHIPS), Emmy-winning actress comedian Sarah Silverman, Golden Globe-nominated actor Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Emmy-nominated actor Gary Cole (Veep), Autism Speaks co-founder Bob Wright, The Suzanne Wright Foundation president Liz Feld, Warner Bros. president and CCO Peter Roth and Autism Society’s VP of Development Matt Asner.last_img read more

Yearend UN snapshot shows AsiaPacific leading global economic recovery

However, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009: Year-end Update also found that considerable uncertainties remain about the extent and durability of the recovery. Published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the report said that the region’s recovery depends very much on external factors. Key to the region’s exports, for example, will be the recovery of demand in developed countries.According to the report, which examines progress since the launch of ESCAP’s flagship publication in March, China is forecast to experience the fastest growth in 2010, of 9 per cent, driven by public and private investment. The domestic-demand led economies of India and Indonesia are also forecast to grow fast, at 7.5 per cent and 5 per cent respectively, driven by domestic consumption and investment, it added.Also, major export-led economies are expected to experience substantial growth recovery next year, although not to the levels seen before the crisis: Singapore (3.5 per cent), the Philippines (3.5 per cent), Taiwan Province of China (3.5 per cent), Thailand (3 per cent), and Malaysia (2.5 per cent).The report added that it is too early to withdraw existing supportive policies, and encouraged greater intra-regional cooperation to improve the ability of countries to better weather such crises in the future. “The aftermath of the crisis has revealed the shifting axis of global growth to within the region and the need to devise regional supporting mechanisms through greater macroeconomic, trade and investment integration,” said Nagesh Kumar, ESCAP’s Chief Economist.“Asia and the Pacific also must take a leading role commensurate with its importance in the global economy in discussions on reforming the international institutional and regulatory architecture,” he added. 30 November 2009A year-end update released today by the United Nations regional arm in Asia and the Pacific shows that the region is leading the global economic recovery, with the growth rate in 2010 forecast at 6.3 per cent – the highest in the world. read more

Sri Lanka warned of ransomware attack on Android phones

Sri Lankan mobile phone users have been warned of a possible ransomware attack on Android phones.The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) issued the warning and urged Android phone users to be on alert. Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used recently in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems in 99 countries recently, with Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan being the top targets. The programme encrypts your files and demands payment in order to regain access.Security experts warn there is no guarantee that access will be granted after payment.Some forms of ransomware execute programmes that can lock your computer entirely, only showing a message to make payment in order to log in again. Ransomware is a programme that gets into your computer, either by clicking or downloading malicious files. It then holds your data as ransom.Some security researchers say the infections in the case of WannaCry seem to be deployed via a worm, spreading by itself within a network rather than relying on humans to spread it by clicking on an infected attachment. Others create pop-ups that are difficult or impossible to close, rendering the machine difficult or impossible to use. (Colombo Gazette) The hack forced British hospitals to turn away patients, affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica, and threw other Government agencies and businesses into chaos. read more

Imperial profits rise during third quarter on strong refinery performance

by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 31, 2014 9:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Imperial profits rise during third quarter on strong refinery performance CALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) posted a 45 per cent increase in third-quarter profits thanks to strong performance in its refining and chemical business.The major oil producer and refiner, majority owned by ExxonMobil Corp., said net income for the third quarter was $936 million, or $1.10 per share, beating the average analyst estimate of 98 cents, according to Thomson Reuters.During the same quarter a year earlier, profits were $647 million, or 76 cents per share.The downstream part of Imperial’s business, which includes refineries in Alberta and Ontario, had profits of $343 million versus just $46 million a year earlier. The refineries ran more reliably and benefited from cheaper crude.Imperial’s chemical business had a record quarter with profits of $66 million, up from $39 million a year earlier.The upstream side of the business, which includes vast oilsands operations around Fort McMurray and Cold Lake, Alta., had weaker performance for some of the same reasons the downstream thrived.The impact of lower prices for both synthetic crude oil, and the bitumen from which it’s derived, was about $200 million. Higher royalties and operating costs were also a drag. Overall, upstream net income was $532 million, 12 per cent lower than a year earlier.Bitumen production from the Kearl oilsands mine averaged 78,000 barrels per day during the quarter. Without two weeks of planned maintenance work factored in, production would have averaged 92,000 barrels per day. The mine’s planned capacity is for 110,000 barrels per day.CIBC World Markets analyst Arthur Grayfer said Kearl performed better than expected.“This is encouraging and suggests the company is on track to consistently achieve capacity around year end,” he wrote in a note to clients.An $8.9-billion expansion project that would add another 110,000 barrels per day to Kearl is 97 per cent complete. It’s currently tracking ahead of its schedule of starting up in late 2015.In August, Imperial and its partner Kinder Morgan announced they’re doubling the capacity of their planned Edmonton rail terminal to 210,000 barrels per day. The terminal would enable Alberta crude to get to market on trains as major pipeline proposals remain mired by delays. It’s on track to start up early next year.Imperial shares rose more than three per cent to $53.42 in late morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter read more

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to overheating batteries one injury

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to overheating batteries, one injury by The Associated Press Posted Jun 3, 2015 9:52 am MDT Last Updated Jun 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apple is recalling Beats Pill XL speakers sold in the United States and Canada because of overheating batteries linked to at least one injury.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there were eight reports of the speaker’s battery overheating. One person’s finger was burned and another reported damage to a desk.Apple says customers can apply for a $325 refund on its website. They can also elect to receive Apple Store credit for the same amount.The CPSC says about 222,000 of the speakers are in the U.S., and 11,000 are in Canada. They were sold at Apple’s stores and websites since January 2014. It was also sold at other retailers.Beats, which also makes headphones, was bought last year by Apple Inc. for $3 billion.___Online:Beats Pill XL recall information: http://apple.co/1QpnTZ8 read more

Croatia beat Sweden in first friendly test

In their first friendly test on the road to Olympic Games in Rio, Croatia beat Sweden 26:24 (16:12) in front of 3.500 fans at Spaladium Arena in Split. The third team from the last European Championship in Poland  had control over the result during almost whole 60 minutes (only 4:5 for Sweden).Croats had +6 twice on 23:17 and 25:19, but Swedish team managed to make defeat less dramatic.Duvnjak and Stepancic netted five goals each, same as Zachriasson among visitors…Second match will be played in Zadar on Saturday.PHOTO: HRS Croatia handballHandball Rio 2016rio 2016 handballSwedish handball ← Previous Story Russian and Danish girls for the World’s crown Next Story → Beach Handball WCh 2016: Favorites progress to Main Round

City is one of the best in the world says Nuno

first_imgAhead of their trip to the Etihad on Monday, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has hailed Manchester City as “one of the best in the world”.While hoping to continue Wolves’ impressive results against the top six sides, Nuno has also praised the quality of the opposition in Manchester City.The first meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at the Molineux in August 2018.Since then, Wolves have beaten Chelsea and Spurs and drew against Arsenal and Manchester United in the League, and knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup on Tuesday.“It’s going to be tough, we have no doubts about it,” Nuno told Sky Sports.“It’s a fantastic team, a fantastic manager, fantastic players the way they play. We know and we have to prepare ourselves for it.“They are one of the best in the world and no doubt about it, on Monday they are going to be as good as they always are.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s very difficult, we always approach (games) the same, we spend the same time preparing, we go to the same levels of motivation.“We try to play the game as we want. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.“It’s not about your approach, sometimes it’s your opponent. It’s not an issue, all the games are important, all the opponents deserve the same approach, the same respect. They are all very strong, the pressure is always the same.“It’s not about who you face, it’s about what you want to do on the pitch, your ideas, how you want to develop, how you want to grow, that’s the philosophy that we try.”last_img read more

5 hospitalized after intersection collision in El Cerrito

first_img5 hospitalized after intersection collision in El Cerrito SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Five people were hospitalized, one with a major head injury, after a 23-year-old driver collided with cars in an intersection in San Diego’s El Cerrito neighborhood, police said.The series of events happened shortly after 1:35 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of University Avenue and College Avenue, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey said. The incident began when a 23-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry was involved in a minor collision in the 5400 block of University Avenue, Tansey said.The man failed to stop and identify himself and continued eastbound on University Avenue before moving into the right turn lane for southbound College Avenue, Tansey said.The man then ran a red light and struck the side of a Lexus SUV headed northbound on College Avenue, causing the Camry to spin and collide with a Ford Focus driven by a 23-year-old man with four passengers in the car, Tansey said.A 37-year-old woman driving the SUV suffered a major head injury and a passenger in the Camry suffered major injuries to the jaw and pelvis, Tansey said.Four passengers in the various vehicles involved sustained minor injuries, Tansey said.A total of five people were transported to local hospitals for treatment.Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be factors in the collisions, Tansey said.Traffic division officers were investigating the collisions. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 23, 2018 July 23, 2018last_img read more

Tickets on sale for July 4 celebration at Fort Vancouver

first_imgThe Fort Vancouver National Trust is seeking Fourth of July volunteers. (Go to Independence Day at Fort Vancouver volunteers to apply). People may request jobs and shifts, but organizers may not be able to accommodate all requests. Shifts are a few hours long, with a short training session before July 4. Volunteers get free admission and a parking pass.Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth of July celebration at Fort Vancouver.That message hasn’t always been part of the annual event, known formally as Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America.This is the third summer the Fort Vancouver National Trust has charged an admission fee to help make the event self-supporting.General admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the gate for those 13 and older; children 12 and younger are free.Tickets are available at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver or any Fred Meyer location in Southwest Washington.The Wednesday, July 4, celebration will be capped by fireworks at 10:05 p.m.Gates at the Fort Vancouver National Site will open at 8 a.m., and entertainment starts at noon. The Vancouver Toyota Main Stage will feature a variety of local and regionally recognized entertainers, including Hit Machine and Patrick Lamb.Prime viewing tickets will include a picnic dinner, entertainment and front-row seats for the fireworks show. Prime viewing tickets are $50 for those 21 and older; $25 for those under 21; and free for 5 and younger.last_img read more

Samsung Premiere 2013 to Unveil New Galaxy and Ativ Lineup on 20

first_imgSouth Korean giant Samsung has sent out press invites for a special event called ‘Samsung premiere 2013’ which is scheduled to be held at Earls Court 2, London, on 20 June.The event will see a new lineup of its Galaxy and Ativ series. The invitation shows close-ups of three products leading to the assumption that at least three new devices will be unveiled at the event.The company’s Galaxy brand includes Android phones and tablets, while Ativ is a unified brand that has Windows phone, Windows 8, Windows RT laptops, tablets and hybrids. The launch event will kick off at 7 pm BST that day and will be live-streamed in Samsung’s YouTube channel for the rest of the world to see.It was only two months ago when Samsung’s Galaxy S4 was launched and claimed record sales in global markets. Since then, there have been rumours regarding the release date of the miniature version of S4 Mini.If one is to go by the images that accompanied the press release, then it suggests a tablet, a camera and a laptop. The best bets for the Android products to be unveiled, as speculated by the tech media around the world, are Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom which will be a Galaxy Camera follow-up, Galaxy S4 Mini or the Galaxy S4 Active. Its Ativ product is expected to be a Windows 8 tablet.The possibility of Samsung showing off the Galaxy Note 3’s display at the event has been ruled out since the device is to be launched later this year.The ‘Samsung Premiere 2013′ will be held after Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developers’ Conference which is scheduled on 10 June and will precede Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference which is on 26 June, both to be held at San Francisco.last_img read more

SpiceJet Offers ₹499 Fare on Domestic Travel

first_imgIndia’s second largest domestic airline, SpiceJet on Monday announced its new fare scheme.As per the new scheme, tickets will be available from ₹499 per head with a travel validity period between 16 January and 24 October 2015.Passengers have been given only three days time to book the tickets, effective from Monday (1 September) till Wednesday, which is applicable on all direct, via and connecting flights on SpiceJet’s domestic network, the airline said in a press release.The company added that this offer includes one way fares and fuel surcharge excluding statutory tax and fees.”While the number of travellers opting for air travel during holidays has increased over the years, with the introduction of Early Bird sale, this number will only grow further. This early bird sale will encourage customers to make their holiday plans well in advance and save on travel costs at the same time,” NDTV quoted Kaneswaran Avili, Chief Commercial Officer, of SpiceJet in a press statement.”This will also allow an average Indian customer to plan for more than the typical one holiday during the year at never before rates,” Avili added.Last week, SpiceJet also announced a similar scheme offering tickets starting at ₹1,888 across its domestic destinations.The low fare airline controlled by billionaire Kalanithi Maran operates more than 330 daily flights to 48 destinations, which includes 41 Indian cities and 7 international destinations.Air India too wooed its customers on Wednesday by offering tickets at ₹100, but its website crashed on the first day of the offer with a message on the official website reading – “Service Unavailable” and “System Busy” message.last_img read more