IPL 2011: Chennai Super Kings’ road final

first_imgChennai’s road to final in IPL-4Here’s how Chennai IPL team, lead by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni reached the final of the IPL season 4.DateTimeNo.Match DetailsVenueResult8-Apr-1120:001stChennai vs KolkataChennaiChennai won by 2 runsscorecard | report 13-Apr-1116:009thPunjab vs ChennaiMohaliPunjab won by 6 wicketsscorecard | report 16-Apr-1116:0014thChennai vs BangaloreChennai Chennai won by 21 runsscorecard | report18-Apr-1120:0018thKochi vs ChennaiKochi Kochi beat Chennai by 7 wicketsscorecard | report22-Apr-1120:0025thMumbai vs ChennaiMumbaiMumbai won by 8 runsscorecard | report 25-Apr-1120:0029thChennai vs PuneChennaiChennai won by 25 runsscorecard | report 27-Apr-1116:0031stPune vs ChennaiNavi Mumbai Chennai won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report1-May-1120:0039thChennai vs HyderabadChennai Chennai won by 19 runsscorecard | report4-May-1116:0043rdChennai vs RajasthanChennai Chennai won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report7-May-1116:0048thKolkata vs ChennaiKolkataKolkata won by 10 runs (D/L)scorecard | report 9-May-1120:0052ndRajasthan vs ChennaiJaipur Chennai won by 63 runsscorecard | report12-May-1120:0056thChennai vs DelhiChennai Chennai won by 18 runsscorecard | report18-May-1120:0064thChennai vs KochiChennaiChennai won by 11 runsscorecard | report22-May-1116:0069thBangalore vs ChennaiBangalore Bangalore won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report24-May-1120:0071stBangalore vs Chennai, Qualifier 1Mumbai Chennai won by 6 wicketsscorecard | reportlast_img read more

RS-LD KASHMIR 2

first_imgEarlier, initiating the discussion, Leader of Opposition Earlier, initiating the discussion, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said while his party stands with the government and the PDP-BJP coalition in the state in dealing firmly with militancy, the “excessive use” of force against the common citizens, including children and women, is not acceptable. For the current unrest, the Congress leader blamed a number of reasons including BJPs participation in government with PDP in the state, provocative statements made by some leaders of BJP and RSS besides Pakistan, “whose existence is the root cause of all problems.” He underlined that Kashmir cannot be ruled “through the barrel of the gun or bullets” and demanded that responsibility be fixed for “excessive use” of force. Azad said the “bullets that are meant for militants should not be used against our own people in Kashmir”. He even questioned why such bullets and pellet guns were not used in Haryana which had witnessed large scale Jat violence over quota in February. Azad also demanded all-party meeting on the issue, a sentiment echoed by almost all other parties. Some demanded sending of an all-party delegation to Kashmir. Azad also blamed TV channels for whipping up passion through talk shows. This sentiment was echoed by members of various other political parties also. Leader of House Arun Jaitley admitted that the situation in Kashmir was a “matter of concern” but rejected the contention that the violence in the valley was a result of the BJP getting into power at the state. Asserting that efforts are underway to restore normalcy at the earliest, he said the entire country should speak in one voice at this time and common man should not be made to suffer there. Asking the youth to stay away from the agitation which is being held against the killing of a militant, he said, “When thousands of people attack the police, then understandably, there will be action. The fight is between the country and the separatists and common people are standing with the country which is in national interest.” (MORE) PTI SAP AKK AKKadvertisementlast_img read more

How a Couple of New Faces Have Made a Big Difference On The Edge For Oklahoma State

first_imgKyle Porter here. We have ANOTHER Kyle on board. Kyle Cox, whose work you may have enjoyed on Cowboys Ride For Free, will be a contributor for us starting this week. This is his first piece.Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman was trucking his uniquely-styled offense down the field. He had just pulled a keeper and ran out of bounds at the Oklahoma State 40-yard line, picking up seven and giving his team a manageable third down and five.The ball is snapped. With about three seconds to look down the field he suddenly had that creeping feeling, like when you see something out of the corner of your eye and your body starts to move before your head can turn around. It was a 6-foot-5, 250-pound blur who had just stepped over a James Conner block attempt.Seconds later, while most Oklahoma State fans were cheering the Cowboys’ seventh sack of the year, about half of them were wondering, “What’s a Walterscheid?”That Pittsburgh offensive line had only given up one sack in its first two games. They let the young sophomore have two that day to go along with four tackles for loss. By the way, those two sacks account for half of the Panthers’ total allowed sack count through six games.Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer had some big questions to answer about his squad coming into 2016. None were bigger than how to replace his two stud defensive ends, Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean. Even with Bean missing the last five games due to injury, the two still combined for 28 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks in 2015.We knew or at least thought that the defensive tackle position would be in good shape. So far, it appears we were right on the money. Vincent Taylor is a playmaker inside and he’s not the only one. We’ve seen big plays from Motekiai Maile, Darrion Daniels, Vili Leveni and newcomer DeQuinton Osborne. Osborne currently leads the team in sacks with 3.5.But what about that end position vacated by Ogbah and Bean? Projected starter Jordan Brailford has still yet to see the field because of injury, but there have been a couple of interesting developments on that front. Namely Cole Walterscheid and Tralund Webber.Walterscheid, the redshirt sophomore who was apparently recruited based on a very interesting line of thinking that involves Mike Gundy diving into genetics has impressed early and often. Halfway through the season he has already accumulated two sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, two QB hurries and a forced fumble. He has a nose for the ball.While Walterscheid had his breakout game against Pitt, junior juco transfer Webber has put up numbers all year. He leads the team in tackles for loss with six and is second in sacks with three (including two against Iowa State), without starting a single game. He’s also broken up three passes.You’ve also got redshirt sophomore Jarrell Owens who starts opposite Walterscheid. He has been consistent with 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks and tackle Vili Leveni who started on the edge against Texas. He has 1.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss.The Cowboys are second in the Big 12 in sacks (18) and first in tackles for loss (50), also good for ninth nationally thanks, in part, to a couple of new faces. If Jordan Brailford can get healthy for this November stretch, the Cowboys should be in good shape on the edge.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

West Brom sign Scotland winger Oliver Burke from RB Leipzig for £15m

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share via Email West Bromwich Albion Transfer window Read more Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Topics European club football Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on Facebook RB Leipzig West Bromwich Albion have signed Oliver Burke from the German club RB Leipzig for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £15m. The 20-year-old Scotland winger, who came through the academy at Nottingham Forest, has joined on a five-year contract. Transfer window 2017 – every deal in Europe’s top five leagues news Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Burke becomes the fifth new arrival at The Hawthorns this summer after Gareth Barry, Jay Rodriguez, Zhang Yuning and Ahmed Hegazi, and he will be available for West Brom’s Premier League game at home to Stoke City on Sunday. Crystal Palace had been linked with a move for the player, after Frank de Boer confirmed his interest last week.Burke rose to prominence at Forest at the start of last season, scoring four goals, before leaving the City Ground to join Leipzig on a five-year deal last August. He helped Leipzig claim a shock second-place finish in the Bundesliga, securing Champions League football in the process, but has opted to return to England in search of regular first-team action.“I feel like it is a time for me to move on and play more games,” Burke said. “I’m here, I want to impress and I want my name to be first on the team sheet.”The West Brom manager, Tony Pulis, said: “We’re really pleased to get him in – the lad has got a tremendous talent. He’s got a fantastic, raw ability but he has now also got the experience of going away from the comfort of his own area to a foreign country and experiencing life. He’s gained the experience of playing for a top club in the Bundesliga with top coaches. That will have broadened his horizons and been good for his development.”last_img read more

Arsenal make easy work of Ostersunds

first_imgOstersunds 0 Arsenal 3: Ozil crowns Arctic stroll for Wenger’s men Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 03:52 2/16/18 MesutOzil - cropped Getty Images Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil were on target either side of a Sotirios Papagiannopoulos own goal as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 win at Ostersunds. Arsenal avoided any undue alarms as they cruised to a 3-0 Europa League win over Swedish minnows Ostersunds.Arsene Wenger’s men emerged in sub-zero temperatures at the Jamtkraft Arena and there was little prospect of the contest warming up after defensive errors from the hosts gifted a 13th-minute opener to Nacho Monreal.Sotirios Papagiannopoulos’ own goal compounded matters for Ostersunds and their English coach Graham Potter and, although their performance improved, Mesut Ozil marked his first appearance in the Europa League this season with a third in the 58th minute. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A run to the last-32 featuring wins over the likes of Galatasaray and Hertha Berlin has seen Ostersunds’ produce a modern footballing fairytale in the Europa League this season.They will need something altogether more fantastical to turn the tie around at Emirates Stadium next week – even more so after Tom Pettersson had a stoppage-time penalty saved, Hector Bellerin having needlessly hauled down substitute Tesfaldet Tekie.Ostersunds goalkeeper Aly Keita put his side in trouble with a poor pass out in the 12th minute, only spared when Papagiannopoulos bravely blocked from Ozil, and his poor handling allowed Monreal to follow up Alex Iwobi’s shot and open the scoring moments later.5 – Nacho Monreal has now been directly involved in five goals in his last six games for Arsenal in all competitions (three goals, two assists), as many as in his previous 64 matches combined. Surge. pic.twitter.com/9cdUfGe6Gm— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 15, 2018The entirely avoidable nature of the goals conceded by a seemingly overawed Ostersunds will have irritated Potter and Papagiannopoulos was powerless to avoid a 24th-minute own-goal after Pettersson gave away possession inside his own box for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to drill into the goalmouth.Some similarly slack work in the defensive half from Arsenal prompted the hosts’ first opening, with David Ospina acrobatically pushing over Alhaji Gero’s shot from the edge of the area.Ostersunds had grown into the contest as half-time approached and striker Saman Ghoddos drove at a backpedalling Arsenal backline to fire narrowly wide.Potter sent on Tekie and Jamie Hopcutt in place of captain Brwa Nouri and Gero, a move that further encouraged his team’s resurgence in the contest.Shkodran Mustafi turned anxiously to the referee before the hour when Tekie went down in the area under pressure from the Germany international. Play was allowed to continue and Arsenal glided down the other end to make it three.8 – Mesut Özil has been directly involved in eight goals in his last seven games for Arsenal in European competition (five goals, three assists). Visible. pic.twitter.com/MKdmrfo8Ys— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 15, 2018Ozil exchanged passes pleasingly with Mkhitaryan but Keita was culpable once again, getting his hands to a shot that squirmed over the line.Much of the remaining action resembled an extended training drill as far as the Premier League side were concerned, with prospects of defeat to a club who have been in existence for a shorter time than Wenger has been Arsenal manager all but extinguished by the time Pettersson rounded out a dismal individual outing by stroking his penalty into Ospina’s arms. Key Opta stats:- Arsenal are now unbeaten in eight away games in European competition against Scandinavian opposition (W6 D2).- Arsenal have won the first leg in the knockout stages of a European fixture for the first time since February 2011, when they beat Barcelona 2-1 in the last 16 of the Champions League (excluding play-offs).- Ostersunds FK have lost their first home Europa League match in what was their seventh fixture in the competition (W5 D1). – In fact, it is just the second match in which Ostersunds have failed to score in this seasons Europa League, and the first time they have failed to do so at home. – Nacho Monreal has now been directly involved in five goals in his last six games for Arsenal in all competitions (three goals, two assists), as many as in the previous 64 matches combined.- Mesut Ozil has been directly involved in eight goals in his last seven games for Arsenal in European competition (five goals, three assists).- Arsene Wenger has visited Sweden twice in European competition while in charge of Arsenal – on both occasions he has been victorious over an English manager (Graham Potter, 2018; Stuart Baxter, 1999). read morelast_img read more

DMC’s Second Metal Spinning Machine Is Now Operational …

first_imgzoom The innovative propeller nozzle manufacturing method with basically one single weld only, is now operational in the Chinese plant of Damen Marine Components (DMC) also. Consequently the technique with which DMC has revolutionized nozzle production, is up and running at both of its plants. Say hello to the metal spinning machine.“The nozzles can be manufactured somewhat lighter and have a smoother inside. Traditional propeller nozzle manufacturing requires a minimum ten up to thirty or more welds at the inside of the nozzle, depending on size. Our new technique requires less welding and in addition gives a much smoother surface. What could be better than that?”, Mr. Cees Bons, Senior Production Manager with Damen Marine Components in China hailed about the novel spinning machine that has just come on stream in DMC’s temporary plant Jiang Yin. The spinning machine of DMC in Gdansk, Poland has been performing superbly since early 2012. Meanwhile it has already delivered the proven technology status to this innovative manufacturing technique that ensures the shortest lead times in the industry. Damen, December 10, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationcenter_img Potter’s wheelThe principle pivots around (literally) transforming a steel tube into a bell-shaped nozzle inner ring through mechanical cold moulding. The technique most resembles the shaping of an open-ended vase on the potter’s wheel.The spinning machine starts with a tube that has been plate rolled and welded – hence the one, single weld only – on the spot in DMC’s manufacturing halls. A calm and cautious process, it still far outspeeds the traditional patchwork-style welding of the nozzle inner ring from many steel parts, especially when the rings are big. The new spinning machine in China can go up to 7 metres in diameter – starting from 1 metre. ”We are able to make an extension on our spinning table up to a diameter of ten meters”, Cees Bons added.“The machine in Jiang Yin, China can handle carbon steel to a maximum of 36 millimeters thickness, and stainless steel and Duplex to a maximum of 25 millimeters. Some clients want a stainless steel ring only in the nozzle’s central cavitation zone, with a carbon steel in- and outlet. This would still involve two welds only! It still is almost seamless”, Mr. Steef Staal, DMC’s Managing Director noted. He added that the traditional production method by means of the welding of multiple steel parts will continue to be used, if the spinning machines in China or Poland cannot accommodate specific sizes or specials.New China HQDMC’s new spinning machine was assembled in China by Korean engineers under the supervision of Cees Bons, assisted by some members of the Jiang Yin crew. It is a pioneer in more ways than one, being the marine components manufacturer’s first operation in Jiang Yin, near the Yangtze River.A production hall is temporarily being rented there ahead of DMC’s removal, lock stock and barrel, from Suzhou. “As our 5,000 square metre plant in Suzhou had become too small – also following our expanding manufacturing of winches – we have opted to move entirely”, Steef Staal said. “Our new 12,000 square metre complex is currently being built and by late 2014 we plan to have moved-in completely, including our show-piece propeller nozzle spinning machine.” Print Closelast_img read more

Shandong Shipping Orders 12 Tankers Bulkers in China

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn China’s state owned Shandong Shipping Corporation has placed orders for up to 12 new vessels at two compatriot shipbuilders.According to local media reports, the company ordered eight 50,000 dwt MR tankers and four 82,000 dwt Kamsarmax bulkers, valued at around USD 400 million.The orders for the MR tankers were placed as part of charter agreements signed with Royal Dutch Shell, while the four bulkers were ordered for a joint lease agreement with ICBC Financial Leasing, under which the units would be chartered by Bunge Group.It is understood that the vessels would be constructed by New Times Shipbuilding and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry, respectively.Additionally, Shandong Shipping signed a technical service framework agreement with DNV-GL and China Classification Society CCS.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Traders look to slew of economic data wonder if Fed set to

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 2, 2013 6:00 am MDT TORONTO – Traders will be looking at a slew of top-drawer economic data this week from two standpoints: how the U.S. economic recovery is coming along and whether conditions warrant an easing of stimulus measures by the U.S. Federal Reserve.Traders will see the latest reading on the health of the U.S. manufacturing and service sectors, the latest regional economic survey from the Fed and the May employment data for both the U.S. and Canada.The TSX and New York indexes lost ground last week as investors weighed the chances that the U.S. central bank will start to let up on its bond purchases. The Toronto market fell 23 points while the Dow industrials gave back 188 points or 1.22 per cent as cracks started to show up in a rally that has gone on practically non-stop since late last year.Under its third round of quantitative easing, or QE3, the Fed currently spends US$85 billion a month on Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities to keep interest rates low and encourage lending.Speculation started growing after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said May 22 that the Fed may decide to taper its purchase program within its next few policy meetings if the U.S. economy gains steam.So, on the one hand investors are relieved that economic conditions are improving, but not happy that a more positive environment means an end to stimulus measures that have given U.S. equity markets huge gains this year, with the Dow industrials up a good 15 per cent year-to-date. The TSX has risen only about 1.8 per cent.“There usually comes a time in a cycle when good economic news no longer is good news, or necessarily good news, for equities,” said Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Capital Markets.“I personally don’t believe we are at that point yet. But the day will come and . . . it’s important to remember that the only question about the Fed ending QE is when, not if. There will definitely be a day when they end it. It’s just a matter of whether it’s nine weeks from now or nine months or nine years. We are sort of in the nine-month camp.”The week kicks off with the Institute for Supply Management’s read on the manufacturing sector.There have been worries that the index could slip below the 50-mark, signalling a contraction, but traders were encouraged Friday as an important regional reading on manufacturing blew past expectations.The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for May came in at 58.7, higher than the 49.9 reading that had been expected and a big improvement from the 3.5-year low of 49 posted in April. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion and economists have forecast the ISM index to come in at 50.5.The Fed’s regional economic survey, the so-called Beige Book, will be released Wednesday afternoon.“I think what the market will be watching for is any sign that the Fed is on the ground getting more upbeat about the economic outlook,” said Porter, “and they will just be watching for signs from the field that conditions are improving across the board and I suspect that the beige book could send that message.”Expectations are muted for the employment data.The U.S. economy has been unable to crank out a steady addition of at least 200,000 jobs a month and the consensus estimate for May is 165,000.But Porter said the total isn’t telling the whole story, because of government spending cuts. He says the public sector typically adds 10,000 or 20,000 jobs a month but, instead, there have been losses of that magnitude.“The thing that’s been different this cycle from other cycles is the public sector has consistently weighed on the job tally (and) that’s not normal in a cycle,” Porter said.“Private sector hiring has actually been not far away from a typical cycle.”Porter also isn’t looking for a great showing in Canadian job creation last month.“It’s been one and a half steps back for every step forward on the job market so far this year and we haven’t seen any real improvement in the unemployment rate either over the last year.”Porter noted that the resource sector hasn’t been a big job producer recently as some energy companies have cut back on plans to expand.“And of course the one great ace in the hole for the Canadian job market in recent years has been construction and that area is starting to move lower (reflecting a slowing housing sector).”Economists expect the Canadian economy created about 20,000 jobs during May, but BMO is forecasting 10,000 new jobs. Traders look to slew of economic data, wonder if Fed set to cut back on stimulus read more

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #HIGH WATER: Heavy rain has led to extensive flooding in a number of counties with junior minister Brian Hayes saying additional funds will be needed to repair the damage.2. #BINGE DRINKING: The family of a 19-year-old who died taking part in the ‘neknomination’ drinking game has made a public appeal for young people to end the craze now.3. #JOBSWATCH: There were 40 new jobs announced in a pharmaceutical plant in Athlone, another 50 at a call centre in Cork and almost 140 at a new pharmaceutical production site in Connemara, according to RTÉ.4. #STINKY: Minister Joan Burton’s department spent almost €4,000 investigating smells in 2011. The foul odours were sniffed out in offices in Mayo and Cork.5. #MEOW: A man in France has appeared in court accused of throwing a four-month-old kitten into the air and uploading a video of it onto his Facebook page.last_img read more

Analysis 23 seconds that highlight how Ireland were beaten in Brisbane

first_imgAnalysis: 23 seconds that highlight how Ireland were beaten in Brisbane Michael Cheika’s team were better at the breakdown and their playmakers shone. https://the42.ie/4063025 Follow us: the42.ie By Murray Kinsella Sunday 10 Jun 2018, 7:05 PM 44 Comments Jun 10th 2018, 3:01 PM Share23 Tweet Email1 center_img ‘We’ve just got to get better’: Long-term goals will keep Ireland’s plan in place despite defeat‘We know it’s going to get harder’ – Cheika expects Ireland to improve ODDLY ENOUGH, A disallowed try stands out as much as anything in highlighting how excellent the Wallabies were to go 1-0 up in their series against Ireland.Television match official Ben Skeen called in a tackle off the ball on Iain Henderson by Adam Coleman a few phases earlier and Israel Folau’s score was chalked off, but this 23-second passage neatly sums up several decisive aspects of Saturday’s clash in Brisbane.Just before we join the action, Tadhg Furlong, James Ryan and Sean Cronin have contributed excellent carries for Ireland as they work towards the halfway line after Rob Kearney fields one of 26 Wallabies kicks in play over the course of the game.Suddenly, opportunity beckons wide on the right for Ireland.Click here if you cannot view the clip aboveFirst receiver Johnny Sexton – on for Joey Carbery at out-half – finds Bundee Aki behind the front-door option of Robbie Henshaw, who does a good job of bumping Michael Hooper in the defensive line, as we have highlighted below.Samu Kerevi has also initially been drawn in by Henshaw’s well-timed decoy run and he has to readjust to get back out to Aki.Aki has Jacob Stockdale on his inside shoulder offering support and dummies a pass to the Ulster wing, looking to force a bit of hesitation in Kerevi as he drifts out.However, it’s Aki who is hesitant in his decision-making, opting to throw a second dummy pass inside to Stockdale, rather than looking to the space on his outside.As we can see above, Aki has Rob Kearney and Jordan Larmour on his outside, with Wallabies wing Marika Koroibete [circled] exposed on the edge of the defence.Dane Haylett-Petty is in the backfield and advancing up as he recognises the clear danger, but this is a chance for Ireland to make real gains.It’s the kind of potential one-on-one that Larmour dreams of and, even if Larmour isn’t to take on Haylett-Petty with ball in hand, a kick ahead into space could be very beneficial to Ireland.Aki appears not to identify the space – we don’t know what communication he was getting from outside – and his failure to release the ball sees him punished with a thumping hit from Kerevi.Typically, Sexton [circled towards the top of the shot above] has continued his run upfield ahead of the ball after his pass to Aki and we can see above his exasperation at Aki not finding the space on the outside.Larmour’s reaction [bottom of the shot above] is similar, clearly frustrated at not being given an opportunity to burst down the right.As Joe Schmidt insisted after the game, Ireland did create a number of opportunities in attack but this failure to exploit a chance was somewhat typical.In a rusty performance, it was a combination of handling errors, miscommunications, breakdown inaccuracies and excellent Wallabies scramble defence that prevented Ireland from scoring a try.The Wallabies brought superb physical impact in Brisbane and this firm hit, even as Kerevi is drifting, underlines that.Click here if you cannot view the clip aboveThe fact that Aki opts for a second dummy pass inside means he can’t get a powerful fend up at Kerevi, who slaps it down in any case.The quality of the hit suddenly opens up the possibility of a turnover for the Wallabies, with the breakdown being another area where they excelled on Saturday.It was more often through the efforts of jackaling players – mainly David Pocock -clamping over the ball to slow or steal it that the Aussies made an impact, but this turnover was one example of the damage they did post-tackle.The energetic Kerevi bounces immediately back up to his feet to deal with first arriving Irish player Kearney, driving into him, as highlighted above.Left wing Koroibete fails to make an impact as he simply rolls off the side of Kerevi, but the breakdown pest Pocock backs up his centre superbly, driving in behind Kerevi and then showing his ludicrous ability to balance himself. Short URL 41,079 Views As we can see above, Pocock’s left hand does go to ground very briefly but he almost immediately rights himself, using his exceptional core strength to stay up on his feet and ensure referee Marius van der Westhuizen doesn’t penalise the Wallabies for diving in.Koroibete, determined to help seal the turnover, gets involved again and drives in behind Pocock to ensure Robbie Henshaw’s efforts to get over the ball are in vain.Kearney has one last attempt at rescuing the situation, falling back in over the ball from the side, but he seems aware that he’s in danger of being penalised and moves back away and onto his feet, just as Taniela Tupou arrives in to finalise the turnover.Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia now has access to the ball and he instantly searches out Kurtley Beale.If we rewind to when the ball is still in Aki’s hands, Beale is all the way in the Wallabies’ backfield, off-screen.One of the reasons the Wallabies regularly position Beale in the backfield when they’re defending is because of his quality in counter-attacking situations and we get a fine example of that here.Click here if you cannot view the clip aboveBeale bursts up from the backfield as soon as he realises the Wallabies will win the turnover and it means he can take an excellent long pass from Genia behind a couple of his forwards.As that pass zips out to Beale, we can already see below that out-half Bernard Foley is waving his hand in the air, signalling the opportunity.Foley and Beale combined superbly as the Wallabies’ dual playmakers at 10 and 12 in Brisbane, constantly asking questions of Ireland with their sharp passing and kicking games.As Waratahs team-mates, they are very much on the same wavelength and their identification of the chance here is typical.Ireland’s entire front five is together out on that left edge of the defence.The fact that the three front row players, Furlong [18], Cronin [16] and Cian Healy [17], are bunched together makes it all the more attractive for the Wallabies’ turnover attack, even if that trio is relatively mobile.Players like Beale and Foley are constantly scanning the pitch looking for front-row defenders who they can expose with their footwork and passing.Beale does exactly that here, stepping on the accelerator and dancing across the pitch, getting outside James Ryan, Iain Henderson and Furlong, before straightening up to Cronin’s inside shoulder.Cronin suddenly has to bite in on Beale, who slips the ball to the waiting Foley, the out-half having done very well just to check his run after initially getting quite flat, seemingly expecting an earlier pass from Beale.Healy has dropped back from the frontline defence, covering a possible kick ahead from Beale, but with the Wallabies’ inside centre releasing Foley into space, the Ireland loosehead prop has to commit in on Foley.The Wallabies’ draw-and-pass skills were strong on Saturday and Foley, who was particularly good in this department, delivers the ball to Folau, allowing the fullback to stride clear and celebrate on his way over the tryline.While this score was ruled out due to Coleman’s off-the-ball tackle on Henderson, it sums up so much of why Ireland were beaten by the Wallabies in Brisbane.After a failure from the Irish attack to take advantage of an opportunity they had built towards, the Wallabies delivered an aggressive tackle, beat Ireland at the breakdown, intelligently picked out a weakness in the wide channel, allowed their playmaking pair of Foley and Beale to direct the show, and put Folau into a favourable situation.It’s a formula that Ireland must stop in Melbourne if they are to level this series.- This article was updated at 2.08am on 11 June to signify that Iain Henderson was tackled off the ball by Adam Coleman, rather than James Ryan.The42 is on Instagram! 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Earthquakes shake Southeast Alaska Yukon communities

first_imgEarthquakes and aftershocks registered between the U.S./B.C. border and the Yukon on Monday, May 1. (University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Earthquake Center)May kicked off to a shaky start in Northern Southeast Alaska. Two major earthquakes woke residents early Monday morning. They were some of the most powerful quakes Haines area residents have felt in years, but caused hardly any damage in Alaska.Listen nowThe first quake struck around 4:30 a.m. According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Alaska Earthquake Center, it had a magnitude of 6.2.The quake was centered in a remote area between the U.S./British Columbia border and the Yukon. It was about 55 miles from Skagway and 60 miles from Haines.Jim Stanford lives about 26 miles up the Haines Highway.“We were shaken violently out of bed,“ Stanford said. “Our house shook real good. Probably in over 30 years that’s the most violent shake we’ve felt.”Stanford said the quake knocked pictures off the walls and glasses off shelves, but there wasn’t any structural damage to his home.Adrian Revenaugh lives about a mile from the border.“We’ve lived with earthquakes forever,” Revenaugh said. “Thirty-five years’ worth. This was probably the most dramatic in regards to actually being able to feel it.”A little after 6 a.m., Revenaugh felt the second quake, which was a little bigger than the first at an about 6.3 magnitude quake.“I mean you could just really feel the whole ground,” Revenaugh said. “You could feel simultaneous movement in different areas of the house.”According to the Earthquake Center, that one occurred in the same area as the first. The organization’s state seismologist Michael West said while the quakes caught area residents off guard, they are not surprising. He said they occurred around the Denali Fault System, one of the most prominent in the state.Alaska is earthquake country, the most seismically active region in the U.S.No significant damage has been reported in Haines or Skagway. The same goes for Juneau.But that wasn’t the case in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s largest city. According to the CBC, the city experienced power outages and buildings were damaged. CBC radio host Sandi Coleman was interviewing a seismologist live on the air when the second earthquake struck.More than 100 aftershocks were reported throughout the day Monday. Seismologist West said those are expected to continue in the days, maybe even weeks to come. But, he said the intensity will taper off.West said the quakes occurred close to the earth’s surface.“So these earthquakes were essentially right along the Haines Highway corridor,” West said. “They were very shallow in the earth which makes the shaking much stronger.”West said it is fortunate they occurred in a remote spot. The location in the unpopulated area off the Haines Highway helped limit the damage caused by the quakes.“These are the same size earthquakes that killed 250 people in Italy last summer. Killed 150 people in New Zealand just a couple of years ago. So these are very, very vigorous earthquakes,” West said. “We’re fortunate that Whitehorse, Haines, some of our other nearby communities were actually at some distance from this earthquake.”According to responses on the U.S. Geological Survey’s website, residents as far south as Petersburg reported feeling the earthquakes.In the event of a quake, experts recommend getting on the ground, finding cover from falling objects, and holding on. They use the catchphrase ‘drop, cover and hold.’The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami risk from the earthquakes.The Haines and Klondike Highways remained open Monday, with no damage to the roads reported.last_img read more

Kamal Haasans Indian is not shelved Here comes an official confirmation

first_imgHere is the first look poster of Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2.PR HandoutThere have been lots of rumours about Kamal Haasan’s much-hyped Indian 2 being dropped over budget related issues and Shankar struggling to find new producers. But now it has been denied by an important member from the team.Well, Kajal Aggarwal, who plays the female lead in Indian 2, has stated that the movie has not been dropped and she would be joining the shooting in June.”The film is not shelved. I will start shooting for my part on June 1. The team is determined to make Indian 2 on a grand scale. I’m excited to be a part of the project and am eagerly waiting to work with Kamal sir,” Cinema Expess quotes her as saying.In the last two months, rumours have been doing rounds that Lyca Productions had backed out of the project fearing whether the large-scale investment would be recovered after their ambitious 2.0 failed to live up to the expectations at the box office.Further, speculations were rife that Shankar had met Reliance Entertainment and Sun Pictures after modifying the script which eventually would reduce the estimated budget of the Tamil film.With Kajal Aggarwal giving clarification about its status, the rumours have been put to rest. Kajal Aggarwal.PR HandoutThe upcoming movie is a sequel to 1996 blockbuster Indian. The latest flick, like its first instalment, is planned to be made in multiple languages.It is a vigilante film in which Kamal Haasan plays the role of patriot Senapathi.Coming to the technical team, it has Anirudh Ravichander’s music, Ravi Varman’s cinematography and A Sreekar Prasad’s editing.last_img read more

Clear Backpack Policy To Start At CypressFairbanks ISD

first_img Share www.cfisd.netA new “clear backpack” policy will begin at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD schools, this fall.According to the district website, district middle school and high school students will be required to have the clear backpacks.Elementary school students will be allowed to continue using traditional backpacks.The district says band and athletic bags are still allowed, but must be stored upon arrival at school.In a message to parents, Cy-Fair ISD Superintendent Mark Henry announced Thursday the move comes as a recommendation from the district safety and security committee.“In an effort to improve the safety measures currently in place, one of the decisions that came out of our meetings is to require all high school and middle school students to use clear backpacks beginning in the fall. Band and athletic bags, as well as drill and cheer team bags, will still be permitted,” said Henry.last_img read more

Now world of fitness at your fingertips

first_imgHave you been slogging to lose kilos but to no avail and are looking for a health expert? Welcome to the world of fitness apps, wristbands and online services that are helping people achieve health goals straight from the comfort of their homes.It is estimated that “consumers spent more than $200 billion globally in 2014 on health and fitness services”, according to Woody Scal, chief revenue officer of Fitbit Inc, the global leader in the health and fitness market. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’And the trend is fast catching up with fitness enthusiasts in India. “People aspire to improve their health and fitness. At the same time, high rates of health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cancer are driving individuals to look for innovative ways to gain a fitter body in India,” Scal told this reporter in an email.But with more and more gyms and fitness centres being opened in cities across the country, do we really need fitness on the go? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Unfortunately, not even 20 per cent of these gyms have certified trainers,” said Sri Lakshmi, a strength and conditioning coach at HealthifyMe, an online website and mobile app that gives access to personal trainers and customised plans.With Fitbit and Jawbone coming to India, most of the global players in fitness wearables are making a beeline to enter the wearable health segment. “A recent Accenture’s Digital Consumer Tech Survey found that Indian consumers were most interested in buying fitness monitors (80 per cent) and smartwatches (76 per cent); so we believe this will be a strong market,” noted Scal on India being a viable market in this category. “Though the Indian market is at a nascent stage as compared to the west, the entry of several brands blended with the advent of wearable technology is making this vertical very promising,” noted Anupam Mathur, head (sales and marketing), Timex Group India. The integration of digital technology with health devices have led to many Indian fitness apps and online startups cropping up. SmartRX, a startup which has established its presence in the US, facilitates remote monitoring and offers real-time audio video interaction with health specialists.“This convergence of digital and healthcare has resulted in wearables that track parameters such as heart rate and movement through built-in sensors that provide insights into the wearer’s health,” emphasised Mathur. Depending on the device, one can track movements, workouts, distance, speeds, calories burned, heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature and the like.“The winning formula will be when the smartphone starts acting as your personal coach, your personal nutritionist and your personal doctor,” Lakshmi added.last_img read more

Dog missing after car crashDog missing after car crash

first_imgThey had 2 dogs with them. The one was found on the other side of the highway shortly after the accident, but Riley bolted and disappeared. Riley had a collar and a lead on at the time, and has a microchip.He is about 7 years old. If anybody finds Riley, please could they contact me by email on findriley2016@yahoo.comA reward is being offered.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Riley is a black, medium-sized crossbreed with a white patch on his chest. He went missing at around 3-4pm on Thursday, 27 October 2016, on the N3 highway.His owners were heading north from Pietermaritzburg towards the Bergville toll plaza in a silver-grey Suzuki Jimny when they were involved in a single vehicle motor accident about 10km before the Bergville Plaza.It is an open field area, but there are power lines very near to the site of the accident and a marker as attached (N3-6 12,2N)center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

21m over 12 resorts Palladium announces major refresh in Mexico Caribbean

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, February 23, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group IBIZA — Palladium Hotels & Resorts has announced a US$21 million investment to upgrade its Grand Palladium and The Royal Suites by Palladium properties in the D.R., Jamaica and Mexico.Of that $21 million, $5 million will go toward improving food and beverage offerings, which will include upgrades in steak quality, the presentation of food at buffets, higher-quality liquors at all bars and better minibar snacks.For staffing, the company is increasing the number of staff by 13% over 2016 for a total of 8,243 staff members at all 12 properties in the Caribbean and Mexico. Bernard Wyss, director of innovation and product development, will begin work this month to oversee services that will be implemented at each property.Furthermore, technology on property will be vastly improved. This means an upgrade of the Palladium Hotels & Resorts app, which allows guests to message the concierge directly, increasing the bandwidth of the Wi-Fi, installing better surround-sound systems at the pools, and updating the animation capabilities of performances. Also, additional trolleys to take guests from one property o another will be added to reduce wait times, while new pool bikes for exercising in the pool will also be installed.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe company also announced that it will convert the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico into an extension of The Royal Suites Yucatán by Palladium to expand the resort’s boutique adult-exclusive offerings. This transformation will be completed in various phases starting June 1, 2017 and will carry through the fall.The newly renovated property will feature a total of 454 guestrooms, 108 of which will have swim-up pools, a new beach experience with an adults-only Beach club, four à la carte themed restaurants and a new infinity pool. Guests staying at other Palladium resorts at the Riviera Maya complex will not be affected by construction.Additional upgrades will be made at Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, set to be completed by end of November 2017. Rodizio, the Brazilian steakhouse, will replace the current Hemingway Bar at Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort, while additional teppanyaki tables will be installed at Sumptuori Restaurant. A new area will also be added that will be dedicated to the popular ‘nikkei’ concept, a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesPlus, at Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, the lobby and select guestrooms will be renovated with refreshed Caribbean designs, and a new beach club will be added to the adults-only area of The Royal suites Turquesa. $21m over 12 resorts: Palladium announces major refresh in Mexico & Caribbean Tags: Caribbean, Mexico, Palladium Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

Charged GTAs Libia Guerra Paez

first_img MISSISSAUGA — TICO has charged Libia Guerra Paez of the Greater Toronto Area with two separate counts contrary to the Travel Industry Act, 2002.Paez, the operator of Representaciones Neward Inc., is charged with one count of operating as a travel agent without being registered, and one count of failing to take reasonable care to prevent Representaciones Neward Inc. from committing the offence of selling travel under paragraph 31(2) of the Act.Separately, TICO has also charged Representaciones Neward Inc. with one count of selling travel services without being registered contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Act.Paez will appear in court on April 4, 2019. Share Posted by Charged: GTA’s Libia Guerra Paez Tags: TICOcenter_img Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Highspeed rail encouraging Chinese to Hong Kong

first_imgConvenient high-speed connections between Hong Kong and several Chinese border cities assist the facilitation and drive the increase of mainland tourists. Transport is becoming more efficient and accessible for Chinese travellers to Hong Kong, the Hindu Business Line reported. Convenient transport links and shopping boost mainland arrivals. With an absence of sales taxes and strict regulations enforcing the sale of genuine brand-name products, Hong Kong has also become a popular shopping destination for many Chinese tourists. Increasingly fast rail connections between Hong Kong and Shenzhen run every 10 minutes, with similar connections from other major Chinese cities, such as Guangzhou.center_img Hong Kong Tourist Board spokesperson Alice Chu said the hi-speed train link with China will be operational by 2016, with travel time between Hong Kong and Shanghai significantly reduced. Ms Chu said some Chinese travellers make the journey to Hong Kong for their weekly groceries. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more