ICC World Twenty20: Ravi Shastri wants India to produce A game vs West Indies in semi-final

first_imgTeam director Ravi Shastri wants India to step up their performance when they take on high-flying West Indies in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina have had barren run with the bat in the tournament as the hosts have relied heavily on Virat Kohli in the tournament.Shastri hopes the under-performing trio will show their mettle against the Caribbean nation.”I still believe we have played only 70 per cent to our abilities in this tournament. There are still areas where we can improve. Let’s hope it happens tomorrow,” Shastri said at the match-eve media conference.”In a semifinal you got to get your A game in. You can’t depend on one or two players, you need 6-7 players to step up to the plate. It has not happened so far in this tournament.Let’s hope it happens tomorrow.”The former captain was referring to the misfiring top-order, barring Virat Kohli who has been outstanding.Effusive in his praise for Kohli’s unbeaten 82 against Australia in the quarterfinal at Mohali, Shastri said the Delhi stalwart turned around his fortunes through sheer hard work after an indifferent show in England in 2014.”It was outstanding innings, one of the best you will ever see in T20 cricket, considering the occasion, the pressure. The kind of crickting shots he played was unbelievable.”I had absolutely no doubt when I took on the job, seeing the form he was in, knowing fully well that he will be back on track. It was just case of mind over matter. You got to give him the credit for really believing that he can be right up there with the best and putting in the hard yards.advertisement”No one trains harder than Virat. If he’s as successful as he has been over the last 18 months, credit must be given to him for putting that much of hard work and believing in his ability.”Shastri said the team will miss injured Yuvraj Singh, both as a batsman and bowler, and will have a good look at the net session on Wednesday before deciding on who will be his replacement in the playing XI.”It will have an impact. He’s had his moment and I thought his three overs were brilliant in the last game (against Australia) that really put the checks and brakes on the scoring and allowed us to come back into the contest.”After the first four overs (when Australia had raced to 53 for no loss) it was a no contest. At one stage it looked that (target for India would be) 200 or 200-plus which would have been very difficult to chase on that pitch.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Europa League last 16: Chelsea to lock horns with Dynamo Kiev, Arsenal draw Rennes

first_imgChelsea was drawn to face Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League on Friday, and Arsenal will play French club Rennes without the suspended Alexandre Lacazette.Both London clubs are currently outside the top four in the Premier League, so the Champions League place awarded to the Europa League winner could be the best chance for them to return to the elite competition.Chelsea won the Europa League in 2013 but has recently dropped to sixth in the Premier League and was knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United on Monday.In another blow, Chelsea was banned by FIFA on Friday from signing players until the 2020 offseason transfer window for breaching rules covering youngsters.After Friday’s draw, UEFA announced that Lacazette would serve an additional two-game ban after being sent off for swinging an elbow at an opponent in the last-16 game at BATE Borisov.The striker was already suspended for the second leg on Thursday ahead of the UEFA disciplinary committee ruling that extended the sanction.Also in Friday’s draw, five-time champion Sevilla was drawn to meet Slavia Prague.In other matchups, it’s: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Inter Milan; Dinamo Zagreb vs. Benfica; Napoli vs. Salzburg; Valencia vs. Krasnodar; and Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Villarreal.The first legs will be played on March 7 and the return games on March 14.The final is set for May 29 in Baku, Azerbaijan.Also Watch:last_img read more

Video: Crazy Fight Breaks Out During Bills-Jaguars Game

first_imgA picture of the Buffalo Bills' home stadium.ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 18: The Buffalo Bills plays the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of an NFL football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Michael Adamucci/Getty Images)The Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars just gave us one of the craziest fights of the NFL’s 2018 regular season. Things got pretty heated.A brawl broke out between the Bills and the Jaguars following a touchdown pass from Blake Bortles.ESPN’s Buffalo Bills reporter, Mike Rodak, had the details:“Big brawl breaking out between Bills and Jaguars after a Blake Bortles touchdown pass. Shaq Lawson throws a punch at Leonard Fournette amid a huge scuffle.”“Bills-Jaguars scuffle started when Donte Moncrief caught a pass at the pylon with Bills CB Levi Wallace also trying to grab ball. They both went to ground, fighting for ball. Call on field was TD. Then teammates started brawling. Punches thrown.”Big brawl breaking out between Bills and Jaguars after a Blake Bortles touchdown pass. Shaq Lawson throws a punch at Leonard Fournette amid a huge scuffle.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) November 25, 2018Bills-Jaguars scuffle started when Donte Moncrief caught a pass at the pylon with Bills CB Levi Wallace also trying to grab ball. They both went to ground, fighting for ball. Call on field was TD. Then teammates started brawling. Punches thrown.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) November 25, 2018Here’s video of the crazy fight between the Bills and the Jaguars:#Jaguars–#Bills went crazypic.twitter.com/zcNwoFOhXO— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 25, 2018The Bills-Jaguars game is being televised on CBS.last_img read more

SGX Makes USD 102 Mn Offer for Baltic Exchange

first_imgzoom After months of discussions, Singapore Exchange (SGX) has made a formal offer of GBP 77.6 million (USD 102.2 million) for London’s Baltic Exchange.Namely, the shareholders are being offered GBP 160.41 in cash per Baltic share.It is contemplated that the Baltic shareholders will also receive from the Baltic Exchange a minimum of GBP 18.80 in cash per Baltic share, as a final dividend, conditional upon the acquisition proceeding. This brings the total valuation of the Baltic Exchange at a minimum of GBP 86.7 million.The Baltic Exchange will now consult its major shareholders to secure their support for SGX’s offer.The London’s exchange entered into exclusive talks with SGX on the acquisition in May, following discussion with a number of interested bidders.London’s exchange earlier said that SGX’s proposal was “attractive” and that it “has the potential to enhance significantly the position of the Baltic, serving the needs of Baltic members, shareholders and other stakeholders.”last_img read more

Deer Hunting Season Begins

first_imgNova Scotian hunters are looking forward to the start of another deer hunting season, beginning Friday, Oct. 31. “Nova Scotia’s hunter safety training program has resulted in an excellent record. I trust this year will be no exception,” said Natural Resources Minister David Morse. “Deer hunting not only provides recreation for nearly 40,000 participants, but puts meat on thousands of tables, generates economic activity in rural areas and helps manage deer numbers to the benefit of all Nova Scotians.” The five-week season excludes Sundays and runs until Dec. 6. Hunters and non-hunters are reminded to wear hunter orange when in the woods. Again this year, meat can be donated to Nova Scotia’s food banks through Feed Nova Scotia’s Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Hunters can bring a deer or moose to one of the participating meat cutters to donate a portion of the meat and make a significant difference to families in need. With the exception of those hunters who qualify for a bonus stamp in zone 2A, all hunters have a limit of one deer. Only hunters holding an antlerless stamp or a bonus stamp are allowed to hunt antlerless deer. Information on the 2008 draw and the bonus deer stamp offered in Zone 2A can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/draws/deerdraw/ .last_img read more

A league of his own

first_imgThe oomph boy has done it again! The stylish, infamously prickly, can-explode-will-explode Indian captain has managed to establish himself as the most proactively charming, sporting icon that the world is witnessing these days. From grinning like a lover boy in the field celebrating his team’s success, riding atop a nub of immaculate character in commanding fans to be nicer to his Australian opponents, to indulging in brotastic handshakes with his rivals, upholding cricket’s mantle of calm and aggression at the same time along with seeking blessings from an 87-year-old super-fan whose presence at India’s games have gone viral – he’s done it all. And, it is time his character assumed an unexpected arc of its own! Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhOn a rain-laden August afternoon, Virat Kohli, on his way to his 43rd ODI 100, became the only batsman on the planet to score 20,000 international runs in a decade. Kohli’s second 100 on the trot on Wednesday night also helped him equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most number of centuries against a single opposition in ODI cricket. He is currently averaging 60.31, his highest at the end of an innings in ODI cricket. Kohli has scored 20,502 runs in all formats, out of which he has scored 20,018 from 2010 onwards. He made his Test and T20I debut in 2010 but had already scored 484 runs in ODI cricket by that point in the previous decade, having made his ODI debut in 2008. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe Indian captain’s accomplishment takes him ahead of former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who held the record for the most international runs scored in a decade with 18,962 runs in the 2000s. Tendulkar has nine centuries against Australia in ODI cricket whereas Kohli has eight. Both batsmen have eight centuries against Sri Lanka as well. Kohli scored an unbeaten 114 runs from 99 deliveries including 14 fours. He came in to bat as Rohit Sharma got out in the third over after a terrible mix-up with Shikhar Dhawan. He stitched a crucial 66-run partnership with Dhawan. After the two quick wickets, he got things back on track with Shreyas Iyer by his side. The two shared a partnership of 120 runs to take the game away from the West Indies and chased down the revised DLS target of 255 with 15 balls to spare. On the list of most international runs scored in a decade, Kohli is followed by Ricky Ponting (18,962 runs), Jacques Kallis (16,777 runs), Mahela Jayawardene (16,304 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (15,999 runs), Sachin Tendulkar (15,962 runs), Rahul Dravid (15,853 runs) and Hashim Amla (15,185 runs). Kohli has been breaking batting records at will. The maverick monster is just 30-years-old and already has 77 hundreds to his credit, only 23 less than Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record that, at one point in time, looked impossible to break. His bat is behaving like a toy. He is not only making the craft of batting look absurdly easy but he is also scoring at an unprecedented consistency across all formats of cricket. This run machine has been on a roll and after a relatively quiet World Cup, by his standards, he is back to doing what he does best – scoring centuries and chasing down totals. There are predictions that with this sensational one-day form, he might just end up with 75-80 centuries in the format. Not often is cricket described as trailblazing; rather, it’s catalytic. The days in the dirt have taught many superstars many important lessons. From spending days spatting with opinionated opponents, missing out narrowly on chests-out clashes, to allowing a transformation of the alter ego, forcing eruption tendencies to settle down into the veins, rendering superhuman strength and energy – cricket has a great levelling quality. All this has been quite pronounced in Kohli’s transformation from an immature, puerile adversary to the one who can laugh off a probable confrontation, an aggressive alpha male who dominates the space around him and makes his bat do the talking. Talent is indeed a gifted proposition, provided it is saddled with endurance and hard work. The more sweat and muck the nets witness you shedding, the better a player you become. You need to learn to hit hard when you get a full toss, to drive when a half-volley comes your way, to leave an out-swinger, to defend well against an in-swinger and you should also know to duck the unplayable bouncers. There is only a slight shade of difference between good and great players and subsequently, between great and greatest players. Undoubtedly, Kohli belongs to the group of ‘greatest’. After the end of an era – since the 2019 World Cup concluded that is – another phase of cricketing history has begun that leads us to the next World Cup in India in 2023. Many next-gen cricketers’ paths have crossed during the recently-concluded ODI series between India and West Indies. Hence, it has become all the more important to regroup and refire. Kohli is perhaps the best batsman of the modern era. Consistency is his biggest strength. When the Captain plays, records happen automatically. If he continues playing like this for a few more years, all the big records of the game are sure to crumble. As per the Indian team’s current schedule, their next ODI series would be a three-match contest against West Indies in December this year. Then, Team India will play three ODIs each in the first three months of 2020. In January, they will play Australia; in February, New Zealand; and in March, South Africa. Then comes the IPL season, followed by, from October 2020, the World T20 championship. India is expected to play three ODIs each against Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and England between the end of the series against South Africa in March and the World T20 in October. Now, with a billion expectations on Kohli, we can only hope that he produces the classy cricket he is capable of every time he walks out. South Africa, New Zealand, Australia may not be easy opponents to score centuries against but Kohli has scored many runs already against all of them before. Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe should be easy; however, there are chances that he is rested for these series. Keeping in mind the World T20, India would not definitely like to cause any enervation for him.last_img read more

Only Make Believe Expands To Washington DC

first_imgOnly Make Believe, the New York City based non-profit organization that brings laughter and imagination to children suffering from chronic illnesses and disabilities is expanding their reach to help children and families in Washington D.C.Since 1999, this organization has brought interactive theater performed by professional actors to over 25,000 children and families in 50 hospitals in the tri-state area. With celebrity support from Jude Law, Mike Myers, Sir Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles, Rachel Weisz, Alan Cumming, Kathie Lee Gifford and more, Only Make Believe has brought joy and hope to the hearts of families and children facing hard times and will now have the opportunity to bring the healing power of laughter to children in Washington D.C.Dena Hammerstein founded the non-profit Only Make Believe in 1999 in memory of her late husband, Broadway producer and director James Hammerstein, son of Oscar Hammerstein part of the legendary musical writing and composing duo Rogers and Hammerstein. The organization was created to bring live interactive theater free-of-charge to children living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Only Make Believe provides theatrical workshops conducted by teams of professional actors, once a week for six weeks, free-of-charge to hospitals and other medical institutions. In only 13 years, this organization has expanded from performing at just one hospital for 100 children to reaching over 5,000 children in 50 hospitals.Only Make Believe’s interactive live performances encourage children to participate and perform alongside actors, transporting them from a hospital to the enchanting world of make believe. Director of Child Life at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center explained, “It was truly wonderful to see the patients clapping, singing and dancing to the music when often times we just see them lying in bed.” While Only Make Believe does wonders to help bring happiness to the lives of children suffering from chronic illness and disease, it also helps to bring joy back into the hearts of parents. One parent explained, “After each play, I feel like a new person who’s ready to face life. This show helps me gain my sense of humor again.” For children and their families, Only Make Believe strives to uphold the principle that freeing a child’s imagination is a valuable part of the healing process.For more information, please visit: www.OnlyMakeBelieve.org.last_img read more

Trinco suspects reremanded

The Trincomalee Magistrate today ordered 12 police Special Task Force (STF) to be re-remanded till August 5th over their alleged involvement in the murder of five students in Trincomalee in 2006.The Magistrate re-remanded them when they were produced in court today by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). The incident referred to as the Trincomalee massacre, occurred when the five Tamil high school students playing by the beach were briefly detained and then shot dead. Dr Kasippillai Manoharan, the father of Ragihar, apologized to the Council as he struggled to speak while making his speech.Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe then responded by saying that the government is investigating the incident and needs time and space to do so.He said that having concluded the work on the five students from Trincomalee, the Attorney-General had directed the Police to commence Non-Summary Judicial proceedings. (Colombo Gazette) The killing of the five students was also mention by non-governmental organisations at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March this year.Speaking just before the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report on Sri Lanka was adopted, the father of one of the students killed in Trincomalee, broke down in tears and demanded justice for his son’s murder. The incident drew a huge outcry among human rights groups calling on the government to bring to justice those killed in the incident. read more

Honest Cos CFO shares lessons learned and his vision ahead

NEW YORK — The Honest Company, known for its eco-friendly diapers, wipes and cleaning products, is back on the upswing after a series of stumbling blocks.The digital native company was founded by actress Jessica Alba in 2012. It attained unicorn status — when a privately held startup attains valuation of more than $1 billion — three years later. Its formula? Honest successfully built an online community of young parents looking for safe, affordable products for their children. It initially started out with diapers and wipes along with household cleaning products and then expanded into beauty and other items. But the Playa Vista, California-based company struggled with a series of setbacks over the next two years ranging from a voluntary recall of baby wipes to a class action lawsuit over ingredients used in some products. In response, Honest hired a new CEO, cut back on some product lines, and brought research and development in-house.Honest, infused with a $200 million investment last year from private equity firm L. Catterton, is expanding its presence in stores. And this past summer, it moved beyond North America for the first time, taking its beauty business to Western Europe with an exclusive deal with German retail chain Douglas. This month, Honest Beauty will launch in the United Kingdom with beauty and health chain Boots. Honest declined to reveal annual sales, but half of its total revenue is generated from stores, and 45% comes from diapers.The Associated Press recently interviewed Honest Co. Chief Financial Officer Muhammad Shahzad, a former investment banker who joined the company in 2014, on stage in Boston at an online industry conference called eTail. During the interview, he shared his thoughts about the company’s instant success, lessons learned and his vision for growth. The conversation has been edited for clarity and length.Q. Why such instant success?A. Our mission has always been to empower people to live healthy and happy lives. Jessica herself and the founding team had a relentless focus on the consumer and ultimately created a brand that resonated with our community of parents. They tend to be millennial and much focused on clean, better for you products. We always understood and had a pulse on the consumer in a way that perhaps some of the larger (consumer product) companies haven’t or couldn’t because of not having a direct relationship…. And of course, there is a macro (trend): health and wellness is here to stay.Q. Your brand isn’t just for higher-income shoppers.A. The idea and vision from Jessica was always to create these clean, safe, effective products and make them accessible to everybody.Q. You had a series of stumbling blocks. What were the lessons learned?A. To me, the challenges can’t define you. You learn from them and you grow. One of the earlier mistakes we made was not focusing on quality control and R&D. It was too many things, too fast. We’ve redone 95% of the products over the last two and a half years. We have a lot of momentum.Q. What are your plans for expanding your presence in physical stores?A. Domestically, the business keeps growing at Target, Costco, Whole Foods, among many others where we’ve been for a few years. Amazon has been an amazing ride for us. We just announced an entry into Europe. Our goal is to follow the consumer where she wants to transact.Q. How do you view competition?A. I have all the respect for the large companies who have been doing this for decades and decades. You have to also remember the categories we operate in are $50 (billion), $60 billion of addressable market. There’s space for big. There’s space for medium. There’s space for small. A lot of categories needed reinvention. We are humbled to be part of it.Q. It’s been widely reported that a sale to Unilever fell through two years ago. Is there another acquisition on the table?A. Our hope and aspiration is to build an iconic global brand that is around for decades after most of us (are) around. And if you do that, then good things just happen. So whether it is a public financing event, or some sort of M&A (merger and/or acquisition), we are not focusing on that other than building a powerful brand._____Follow Anne D’Innocenzio: http://twitter.com/ADInnocenzioAnne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

US wholesale stockpiles rose modest 04 per cent in October while sales

WASHINGTON – Stockpiles held by wholesale businesses rose in October, while sales posted a smaller gain.Stockpiles at the wholesale level increased 0.4 per cent, matching September’s figure, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Sales edged up just 0.2 per cent during the month after a flat reading in September and a 0.8 per cent drop in August.Economists are watching closely to see if businesses become reluctant to expand inventories in the face of weaker sales. That could drag on economic growth because the restocking of store shelves spurs orders to manufacturers, which in turn boosts factory production.But any cutback in inventory building could be a sign that businesses are worried about future sales.The October gain in stockpiles pushed inventories at the wholesale level to a seasonally adjusted $542 billion in October, an increase of 6.8 per cent from the level a year ago.There was a 1.2 per cent gain in stockpiles of nondurable goods in October, with paper, drugs and farm products all posting growth. Stockpiles of durable goods were flat in October. Autos, one of the bigger components, fell by 1.4 per cent.A big rise in inventory building in the April-June quarter contributed 1.4 percentage points to growth during that period. However, businesses slowed stockpiling in the third quarter, which subtracted 0.1 percentage point from growth.The economy posted a healthy growth rate of 3.9 per cent in the July-September period.While analysts are looking for growth to slow to around 2.5 per cent in the current quarter, they expect the economy next year will turn in its best performance in a decade, growing by around 3.1 per cent.Economists believe that steady job gains this year paired with big declines in energy prices will boost consumer spending. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US wholesale stockpiles rose modest 0.4 per cent in October, while sales grew 0.2 per cent FILE – In this June 4, 2014 file photo, shoppers look at washers and dryers at a Costco in Plano, Texas. The Commerce Department issues its October report on wholesale stockpiles on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Dec 9, 2014 8:08 am MDT read more

Woman found dead after suspected gas explosion in Harrow flat

The LFB and the Met are probing the cause of the blast and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed. Fire rips through London flat after suspected gas explosion A damaged property in Fulbeck Way, Harrow, north-west London, after a suspected gas explosion Fire rips through London flat after suspected gas explosionCredit:Rahman Alanezi/PA Wire “The woman and baby were assessed at the scene and taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.”Local resident Rahman Alanezi told the Press Association: “Everyone was screaming that there was a baby inside and they took him out.”He added that an “old lady” was missing after the blast. 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. Around 40 people were evacuated from nearby properties as a precaution as crews tackled the blaze for several hours.The LFB said the fire had been brought under control by about 3.30am.The woman’s body was found at about 4am as firefighters searched the property, the Metropolitan Police said. A damaged property in Fulbeck Way, Harrow, north-west London, after a suspected gas explosionCredit:Rahman Alanezi/PA Wire A woman has died after a suspected gas explosion at a flat in north-west London, setting the building on fire.The victim was found inside a flat in Fulbeck Way, Harrow, as firefighters searched the property on Sunday morning.A baby was among three people who had to be rescued from the first floor of the two-storey building as emergency services, including 70 firefighters, responded to the incident.The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said: “The first floor partially collapsed due to the force of the explosion. Sadly, one woman was pronounced dead at the scene.”Firefighters using an aerial ladder platform and breathing apparatus rescued a man, woman, and a baby from the first floor. read more

Geek deals Save big on keyboards cameras and more on GearBest

first_imgOn the hunt for some affordable gadgets? Today, the team at GearBest is running a flash sale on some awesome electronics. From tablets to watches, there’s plenty on offer here. Treat yourself!Motospeed CK666 mechanical keyboard, optical mouse combo for $39.99If you’re looking to step-up your PC gaming, this keyboard and mouse combo is an excellent way to get started. And not only do they perform well, they look pretty neat too.Original Xiaomi Mi Band 2 watch for Android and iOS for $22.19Want to monitor your exercise? This lightweight watch from Xiaomi pairs with your smartphone, and helps you stay on pace with your goals.Original Elephone ELE Explorer 4K UHD Wi-Fi action camera for $47.99For glorious high-res footage of your vacation, weekend activities, or road trips, this affordable little camera is capable of recording 4K video at 15 frames per second, and 1080p video at 60fps.Superlux HD681EV Hi-Fi headset for $29.75Want to pump the jams without spending big? This awesome headset delivers on clarity without a massive expense. CHUWI HI10 Plus Windows 10 and Android 5.1 tablet for $181.99 (Coupon code: CHUWIE)Why choose between a Windows machine and an Android tablet when you can have both? It’s already being sold at a huge discount, and today’s coupon will save you even more.Wireless 2.4GHz Xbox One gamepad for $23.99Need an extra controller for your Xbox One? This gamepad is substantially less expensive than the standard first-party model.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the GearBest website for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals, head over to TechBargains.com.last_img read more

Slight name change for called up NXT star Edge and Goldberg TV

first_img Jonathon Asuna Leafa Richards i wish i could think of a joke about the name change but it’s so stupid that the name it self is a joke WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 go on any anime site and you’ll see worse then mine at least my actual name is still present Jonathon Asuna Leafa Richards Facebook November 29, 2017 at 6:10 am November 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm Twitter WhatsApp 4 COMMENTS November 29, 2017 at 11:44 am November 29, 2017 at 11:02 amcenter_img Merchandising things? Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 72mike72 Comments are closed. Slight name change for called up NXT starNewly called up NXT star Ruby Riot has undergone a slight name change ahead of tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live from Lexington.Her WWE.com profile is now listing her as Ruby Riott instead, with an extra “t” in her last name. Promotion for tonight’s Smackdown Live is also including the name change.She’s yet to officially make the new last name change on her social media.Edge and Goldberg TV rolesWWE.com has revealed new TV roles for Adam “Edge” Copeland and Bill Goldberg.Goldberg will star CW’s “The Flash”, while Edge will star on History’s “Vikings.” Well, you would seem to be the expert on stupid names. Google+ Haydn Barker Pinterest WWE SummerSlam Results – 8/11/19 (Lesnar vs. Rollins, Kingston vs. Orton, Goldberg returns) last_img read more

Police update on Friday 13 snorkel death in Provo

first_img Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Recommended for you Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Related Items:accident, california, ocean, police, Snorkel, update, water sports Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe man found floating in Leeward waters early on Saturday morning is identified at this hour, 52 year old visitor from California; his name is David Underwood. Underwood and his family would have left the TCI on Sunday but a scuba diving trip turned tragic on Friday around 3:30pm, when Underwood reportedly left the group to get more weights to do some undersea exploring of a popular dive site called, The Cathedral but he never made it to the boat. Police confirm that a search started when the group noticed him missing around 4pm, that search went on for three hours before it was suspended for the night and resumed on Saturday morning. Minutes after 7am Saturday, David Underwood was discovered about two miles off the Leeward Cut. The man had arrived on the island on Wednesday May 11th 2016 with his wife and a group of friends.Police have not yet ruled on the death; an autopsy will be performed.last_img read more

Tuchel wants Mbappe to step up his game

first_imgParis Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has called on Kylian Mbappe to step up his game and tipped he to become the best player in the world.Mbappe, 19, has made an excellent start to the campaign with 13 goals in 11 games for PSG. But the teenager was questioned by Spain and Barcelona great Xavi, who said Mbappe still lacked “football maturity”.In response on Monday, Tuchel backed Xavi’s comments but said it was normal that Mbappe still had room for improvement.“It’s normal for him to get better. He’s 19,” he told a news conference via FourFourTwo ahead of PSG’s Champions League clash against Napoli.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“He’s amazing. He’s one of the best players in the world and he’s going to be the best.“Xavi is right. He needs to improve on everything, it’s totally normal when you’re 19.”The game against Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo is very crucial for both teams because a loss could as well dent the hopes of qualifying beyond the group stages.last_img read more

Man fights for life after hitandrun in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A man is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run in Miami.The man was struck along Northwest 79th Street and 17th Avenue, late Saturday night.Michael Davila was taken to Ryder Trauma Center, where he remains in a coma.According to Latarra Phinisee, the victim’s girlfriend, Davila was riding a motorcycle home when he was hit by a driver who left him for dead.“No one deserves to just be left outside by themselves, bleeding to death,” said Phinisee. “I don’t know if he’s gonna make it or not.”If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

US Senate panel votes to release CIA interrogation report

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to make public a long-awaited report that concludes that the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation measures did not produce valuable intelligence and that the agency repeatedly misled government officials about the severity and success of the program.The decision, opposed by three Republicans on the panel, means that the findings will be sent to the White House and the CIA, putting the agency in the awkward position of having to declassify a document that delivers a scathing verdict on one of the most controversial periods in its history.“The purpose of this review was to uncover the facts behind this secret program, and the results were shocking,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the committee’s chairwoman, said in a statement Thursday. “The report exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation. It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen.”U.S. officials said it could be months before the executive summary of the panel’s inquiry is released to the public. But Thursday’s vote marked the formal end of a four-year Senate investigation of the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other harsh tactics against terrorism suspects in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.President Barack Obama has signaled his support for the public release of the findings and an executive summary, a 481-page section at the front of a classified report that in its complete form runs to more than 6,200 pages and includes detailed accounts of the CIA’s treatment of dozens of detainees.The agency will work “expeditiously” to declassify the document, CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said. He said the agency has acknowledged the “shortcomings” of the interrogation program. “At the same time,” he added, “we owe it to the men and women directed to carry out this program to try and ensure that any historical account of it is accurate.”The report’s arrival at agency headquarters creates a significant dilemma for CIA Director John Brennan, who must determine how far to go in defending the agency without further damaging his relationship with Congress.Any suspense over the committee vote ended earlier this week, when Maine’s two senators on the intelligence panel — Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King — signaled that they would side with Democrats and vote in favor of declassification.In an interview, King said the document convinced him that what the CIA had done was torture. “I don’t have any doubts on that fact,” he said. “It’s a pretty hard read. It’s very disappointing.”The report, based on a review of millions of internal CIA records, found scant evidence that the use of “enhanced” interrogation techniques generated meaningful intelligence. It accuses agency officials of overstating the significance of alleged terrorist plots and prisoners, and exaggerating the effectiveness of the program by claiming credit for information detainees surrendered before they were subjected to duress.For years, the agency made inaccurate statements to the president, the National Security Council and Congress, King said. “That’s one of the most disturbing parts of this — the institutional failure.”Many Republicans and former CIA officials dispute those broad conclusions.At least six Republicans on the committee, including ranking Republican Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), were expected to submit dissenting views that raised objections to its findings and methodology, according to a progress report on the investigation included in a recent intelligence spending bill.Chambliss said he thought the program provided valuable intelligence and called the committee’s inquiry a “waste of time.” Still, he said, the public has a right to see the summary and minority views. “We need to get this behind us,” he said.The report was assembled entirely by Democrats. Republicans abandoned the investigation shortly after it began in 2009, citing concerns that it would be shaped by political considerations as well as plans not to interview CIA officials who were being scrutinized.The agency submitted a long response last year to an earlier draft of the Senate report that officials said identified numerous errors and contested many of the committee’s conclusions. Current and former CIA officials said the agency is weighing whether to update that response and release it to the public with the Senate report.A former CIA official said there is an expectation among many inside the agency that Brennan will issue “a competing assessment” that critiques the committee’s findings. “There are a lot of people who worked for this program for years in good faith who still believe that it was effective,” the former official said.But others warned that staunchly defending a program that Obama described as torture and dismantled four years ago carries political risks for the CIA.If Brennan goes too far in rejecting the Senate report, “he’ll have torn his relationship with the oversight committees and he won’t get very many brownie points in the high regions of this government,” said Fred Hitz, a former CIA inspector general. “He may make a certain hard core of agency employees feel that he’s standing behind them, but there’s more at stake here.”Although a fierce critic of the CIA’s interrogation program, Feinstein has been an ally to the agency on other fronts. She is such an ardent defender of its armed drone operations, for example, that she has fought against the Obama administration’s efforts to shift the authority for lethal drone operations to the Defense Department.© 2014, The Washington Post  Facebook Comments Related posts:In the war on terror, CIA turned to toys Torture report revives CIA’s rogue image White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan Cuban-born ex-CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles hospitalized after crashlast_img read more

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