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Jones facing discipline, questions after failed drug test

Jones facing discipline, questions after failed drug test

first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UFC President Dana White said Wednesday that the promotion likely won’t know for several weeks whether the test results will be confirmed after an examination of Jones’ backup sample. Any potential discipline must wait until after the adjudication process afforded to every fighter.But unless some extraordinary reason surfaces for Jones’ latest failed test, the man widely considered the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter is facing another lengthy absence during his prime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“At this point, who (cares) what I think? He’s done enough damage to himself,” White said while promoting Conor McGregor’s boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather this weekend.“His dad said it: Jon is his own worst enemy,” White added. “Boy, is that true. But sitting here today, it’s not over yet. He’s got to go through the process. Maybe there was something crazy that happened for this stuff to get into his system, so I don’t know.” Jones has been provisionally suspended by USADA, which administers the UFC’s anti-drug policy. The California State Athletic Commission also has jurisdiction over Jones, who regained his light heavyweight title July 29 with a third-round stoppage of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim. He failed a test conducted on a sample collected one day before the bout.“If this holds up, and he ends up getting (a suspension of) two, three (years), it’s probably the end of his career,” White said.Under its privacy rules, USADA won’t announce the substance for which Jones tested positive unless the fighter divulges it.Jones’ agent, Malki Kawa, appeared on “The MMA Hour” podcast later Wednesday and said the fighter was told he had tested positive for turinabol, an anabolic steroid. Kawa said Jones passed two tests earlier in July, and the fighter is wondering whether he took a tainted nutritional supplement in the weeks before the bout.Kawa posted a strident defense of his client on Facebook on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Jon Jones reacts after knocking out Daniel Cormier during UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday July, 29, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht /Los Angeles Daily News via AP)LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Jon Jones will need an awfully good explanation for the latest major setback in his checkered mixed martial arts career.Jones could be facing a multiyear suspension after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency notified the UFC light heavyweight champion of a potential violation of the promotion’s anti-doping policy.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mayweather-McGregor winner to get gaudy Money Belt from WBC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “We’ve got a lot of problems if this turns out to be true, but they aren’t problems compared to what Jon has,” White said. “The list goes on and on of what could have been with Jon Jones.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments “I know how hard he worked to get back to where he’s at,” Kawa wrote. “This is definitely heartbreaking. He (definitely) didn’t cheat or use steroids. But I’m with him more now than the night he won the belt.”Jones hasn’t publicly commented on the third failed test of his career.He tested positive for cocaine in 2015, later publicly acknowledging he had used the drug. He then received a yearlong suspension in 2016 for what he claimed was a sexual enhancement pill. His fight against Cormier was his first since that suspension ended.Penalties are compounded for multiple failed tests, and a multiyear suspension would leave the UFC without one of its rising pay-per-view draws. Jones’ bad-boy image actually appears to have made him more marketable for the UFC, which has a current dearth of pay-per-view stars.Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, McGregor and Georges St. Pierre are all in various stages of retirement, comebacks or more lucrative side jobs, with only St. Pierre currently scheduled for an MMA fight.Jones’ mistake also throws two weight classes into upheaval.White said Cormier is likely to regain the UFC light heavyweight title, which he held twice after Jones was stripped of the belt for his first two failed tests. Cormier also reigned atop the division while Jones was sidelined following his arrest over a hit-and-run accident.Cormier has never lost to anyone but Jones, but the good-natured star will be in the same awkward position in which he found himself during Jones’ previous forced absence.And Jones appeared to be ready to make an impact on the UFC heavyweight division. White had been talking to Jones’ camp about matching him with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in Detroit later this year in what would have been a blockbuster pay-per-view matchup.Instead, Miocic must find a new opponent for his belt — and any matchup that the UFC can make will be less intriguing than a showdown with Jones.last_img read more

Audi unveils R8 Spyder V10 Plus, the last of the R8 line

Audi unveils R8 Spyder V10 Plus, the last of the R8 line

first_imgIngolstadt based carmaker Audi has revealed the 2017 R8 Spyder V10 Plus, the final version of Audi’s flagship vehicle. It is also the fastest convertible car ever built by Audi.”The Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus completes the R8 model line,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “The Spyder is now also available as a 610 hp top version in addition to the Coupe. It benefits from our many years of experience in motorsport and combines breathtaking dynamics with the emotion of an open-top sports car.”The 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine in the R8 is tuned to produce 610hp and 560Nm of torque, that can take the new R8 Spyder V10 Plus from 0-100kmph in just 3.3 seconds before going on to hit a top speed of 328kmph. Power is sent to all four wheels by Audi’s legendary four-wheel drive system called Quattro.In the new Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus, things like Performance mode, R8 bucket seats, ceramic brake system and carbon components are included as standard equipment. The new R8 is 25kg lighter than the standard R8 Spyder. The micrommata green colour that you can see in the picture is an optional colour offered with the car.The new 2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus has been priced at Euro 207,500 or roughly Rs 1.49 crore and will make its way to India.Also Read:Audi in hot water over excessive diesel emissions in their carsAlso Read:Audi slash prices of its models in India by up to Rs 10 lakhadvertisementlast_img read more

Melo Back, Knicks Bop Spurs

Melo Back, Knicks Bop Spurs

first_imgSAN ANTONIO –  Carmelo Anthony’s presence in the lineup has a way of making things right for the Knicks.Anthony had 27 points and 12 rebounds in his return from injury and Iman Shumpert scored a career-high 27, including the tiebreaking tip-in with 23.4 seconds left, as New York surprised the San Antonio Spurs 105-101 on Jan. 2.“The effort level was very high, the energy level was very high,” Anthony said. “We played like we wanted this game.”Two days after dominating the Brooklyn Nets, the Spurs were expected to enjoy similar success against the other New York team in disarray.The Knicks have been battling injuries, shoddy defense, selfish offense and lofty expectations, but they suddenly looked whole.Amare Stoudemire added 11 points and Beno Udrih and Andrea Bargnani had 10 each for New York (10-21), which snapped a three-game skid.Marco Belinelli had a career-high 32 points, but missed a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute for San Antonio (25-8). Tony Parker had 12 points and Manu Ginobili added 11 points and 12 assists.The Spurs, who dropped to 12-5 at home this season, had won three in a row overall. But they failed to contain Anthony and — surprisingly — Shumpert.The Knicks’ skid coincided with Anthony sitting out with a sprained left ankle, but the All-Star forward looked refreshed in revitalizing the team’s struggling offense.Shumpert had a combined 25 points in the Knicks’ five previous games, but he got a lift from Anthony’s return.“They doubled ‘Melo, so a lot of times I was just wide open,” he said.After scoring 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting in the first three quarters, Anthony was limited to four in the final period while going 1 for 5. But those last four points were critical in a frenzied finish.Following consecutive 3-pointers by Parker and Belinelli that pulled San Antonio to 96-94 with 3 minutes left, Parker’s layup gave the Spurs a 98-96 lead.Anthony tied the game with a driving layup, and Parker missed a contested layup. Shumpert then hit a 3 with 39.1 seconds remaining after the Knicks captured a loose ball that six players touched at one point.“Those are all winning plays,” New York coach Mike Woodson said. “I keep harping on last year. There were a lot of times last year when somebody would step up and do something amazing to help you win games. We just haven’t been able to experience much of that this season.”Belinelli tied the game with a 3-pointer off an inbounds play drawn up during a timeout. Shumpert then rose high above San Antonio’s interior defenders to tip in a missed shot with 23.4 seconds remaining, giving New York a 103-101 lead.“I’ve always done that throughout my career,” Shumpert said. “I just try and play hard. That’s the one thing — even if everything is going wrong, you can still run hard, chase somebody down, get a block, get a steal … get an offensive rebound. Those are things you can do whether you’re having a good night or a bad night.”Belinelli missed a 3 and Anthony drained a pair of free throws to seal it.Averaging 6.2 points entering the game, Shumpert scored 10 in the opening quarter alone. He finished 6 for 8 on 3s, shot 10 for 13 overall and added six rebounds.“We’ve been missing a lot of bodies throughout the season,” Woodson said. “Tonight we came together as a group. Iman was big tonight. Probably the best game in a Knicks uniform. Not because he scored points, but the fact that he defended, had to guard Parker pretty much the whole night. I thought he did a hell of a job on him.”Parker shot just 5 for 13 from the field, but wasn’t alone.San Antonio’s frontcourt of Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter combined for 23 points, shooting 7 of 19 and grabbing just 16 rebounds.The bench, such a big part of the team’s early success, was unable to energize the Spurs. Excluding Ginobili, the bench finished with just 23 points.“I didn’t see the aggressiveness and the passion the way I saw it in the Knicks players tonight,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “They wanted it more than we did, that’s the bottom line. They wanted it more and they got it.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

SECO launches new COM Express Type 7 product line

SECO launches new COM Express Type 7 product line

first_img Continue Reading Previous Syslogic: railway computer for predictive maintenanceNext Recom: 2W DC/DC converter for medical applications SECO completes its portfolio of products with a new line: the COM Express Type 7. This new line enables SECO to enter the Networking & Communications and Storage markets, and become a competitive partner in the HPC domain.HPC (High-performance computing) is a new technology that uses supercomputers and parallel processing for solving complex computational problems. By having more PCs working in parallel on the same problem, final performance is highly optimized. HPC technology focus is to develop parallel processing algorithms and systems by incorporating both administration and parallel computational techniques. SECO enters this market by providing a product that responds to the stringent demands HPC poses, delivering a fitting compromise between innovation, features, performance and cost.SECO is unveiling COM Express Type 7’s first product: the COMe-C42-BT7, a COM Express Rel. 3.0 Basic Type 7 module with the AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 Series of SoCs.This innovative solution provides scalable offerings with outstanding performance and more connectivity. Networking and connectivity are improved with the 4x 10GBASE-KR interfaces + 1x 1GbE port with NC-SI and the 4 USB 3.1; 24x PCI-e Gen3 lanes. Moreover, the performance is enhanced by the four DDR4 SO-DIMM slots supporting DDR4-2666 memory with ECC, up to 128GB.The AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 shows major improvements in power, optimization, and security. The main features of this new processor are I/O integration, flexibility, and security capabilities, scalable offering, harnessing the power of the new “Zen” CPU architecture. Performance-per-dollar is greatly improved, making it a great choice for development.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Virat Kohli will show British public why he is the best: Ravi Shastri

Virat Kohli will show British public why he is the best: Ravi Shastri

first_imgCoach Ravi Shastri has said India captain Virat Kohli was ready to show the British public he is the “best player in the world” come August 1.Kohli had a nightmarish 2014 tour of England scoring 134 runs from five matches but is currently regarded as the best batsman in the world across formats. Back then, he scored 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6 and 20 in 10 innings and finished the series with an average of 13.50.However, since that dismal England tour, Kohli has played 37 Tests and scored 15 centuries, including six double hundreds. He, in fact, is the only captain to record six double centuries in Test cricket. He has amassed 3699 runs at an incredible average of 64.89 and has also scored 7 fifties.”Look at his record. I don’t have to spell out what he has done in the last four years. When you perform in that fashion, you are mentally at a different level as well. You are waiting for whatever test comes your way. Yes, he might have had an ordinary series when he came here four years ago. But four years down the line he is the best player in the world. And he would like to get out there and show the British public why he is the best player in the world,” Shastri told ESPNCricinfo.Virat Kohli since England Tests of 2014: 15 hundreds, 3699 runs in 37 TestsKohli is once again gearing up for a gruelling five-match series in England starting August 1 at Edgbaston. And all the eyes will be on him to do wonders as India look to win a Test series in England for the first time since 2007 when Rahul Dravid-led side beat England 1-0 in a three-match contest.advertisementKohli warmed up for the Test series with a half-century during India’s one-off practice match against Essex last week.Also read – Extra-motivated Kohli could prove to be dangerous for England: Graham GoochHowever, the India skipper was dismissed chasing a delivery outside the off stump line, something that troubled him throughout his campaign in England four years ago.Kohli was largely troubled on the off stump line and was caught behind the stumps on six occasions (once by keeper and five times in the slip cordon).India vs England: Buttler wants to learn from ‘immensely talented’ KohliAnderson made Kohli his bunny while other pacers bowled probing lines and did not let him bat freely. Stuart Broad and Chris Jordan dismissed Kohli twice while Liam Plunkett got him once in that series.”That happens. Probably in a Test match, his focus would be three times more. He would have been a lot more disappointed if he had got out in that fashion in a Test match because he had hardly put a foot wrong. In that entire innings when the ball was doing quite a bit, he was beaten just three times. I would rather have him get out here than get out in a Test match in a similar fashion,” Shastri said.Ravi Shastri promises surprises from India’s ‘flexible’ batting line-upWhile England remains the only place where Kohli has not scored enough Test runs, several experts believe he can turn things around this time. And why not! After all, Virat Kohli has proven his credentials in tough conditions in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.last_img read more

India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul break Tendulkar-Sidhu World Cup record

India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul break Tendulkar-Sidhu World Cup record

first_imgRohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave India the perfect start in their big-ticket World Cup 2019 match against arch-rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. The India openers broke a 23-year-old record set by Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu for the highest opening partnership in a World Cup match against Pakistan.Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Sidhu had stitched a 90-run stand for the opening wicket in the 1996 World Cup match vs Pakistan in Bengaluru. India went on to post 287 before winning the match by 37 runs.India vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreRohit and Rahul broke the record in the 16th over on Sunday in Manchester. Rohit helped the duo get the landmark in style with a cut against leg-spinner Shadab Khan. The duo added a 100-plus stand for the opening wicket, thereby becoming the first Indian pair to do so vs Pakistan in a World Cup match.This is also only the 4th time a hundred-run stand has been stitched by India batsmen vs Pakistan in World Cups. Mohammad Kaif and Sachin Tendulkar became the first pair in the 2003 World Cup while Shikhar Dhawan-Virat Kohli and Virat Kohli-Suresh Raina did so in the 2015 World Cup match vs Pakistan.100-run partnership between #TeamIndia openers @ImRo45 & @klrahul11 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/JVorfyN293 BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019Rohit attacks, Rahul happy to play 2nd fiddleRohit Sharma and KL Rahul, joining hands for the first time at the top of the order for India in ODIs, showed no signs of nerves even as the hype surrounding India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 match hit the roof. Rahul, who was picked in the squad as a back-up opener, had played at No. 4 for India in their wins over South Africa and Australia but the injury to Shikhar Dhawan had forced the Karnataka batsman to open the innings in Manchester.advertisementRohit and Rahul started cautiously, playing out Mohammad Amir’s opening spell on an overcast morning at the Old Trafford that was filled by a sea of blue and green. However, Rohit Sharma cut loose after settling down as he took the Pakistan attack to the cleaners.Rohit Sharma got to his fifty in just 34 balls as he took the attack to Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan to the cleaners in his first over, hitting him for a massive 91-m six in the over. Notably, Rohit had also gone past MS Dhoni for the most number of sixes by an Indian batsman in international cricket when he hit Hasan Ali over the deep fine-leg boundary in the sixth over.Despite the carnage at the other end, Rahul showed a lot of composure as he was happy to play second fiddle to Rohit Sharma.Also Read | Bharat Army goes creative with Jay Jay Vijay ShankarAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Fans add colour outside Old Trafford stadiumAlso See:last_img read more

Uneven USA beat Mexico 3-0 in Women’s World Cup send-off

Uneven USA beat Mexico 3-0 in Women’s World Cup send-off

first_imgTobin Heath was gifted a goal by a goalkeeper error early in the first half, Mallory Pugh and Christen Press scored late in the second and the United States beat Mexico 3-0 on Sunday in a World Cup send-off match that for much of the afternoon showed more negatives than positives for the Americans.Seeking their second straight World Cup title and fourth overall, the top-ranked US have seven wins and two draws since a January defeat to France that ended a 28-game unbeaten streak. The Americans leave on Monday for London, where they will be based at Tottenham’s training ground before heading to France. They open against Thailand on 11 June, then play Chile and Sweden.Mexico who failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup, are ranked 26th in the world, and fielded a relatively inexperienced team mixed with a few veterans. Goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago was to blame for the first goal when she made a careless pass to defender Rebeca Bernal, who wasn’t looking for the ball. Heath gained possession, took three touches to create space from Santiago and put the US ahead in the 11th minute with her 30th international goal, her 11th in her last 15 appearances. Women’s World Cup Topics Share on LinkedIn Women’s World Cup: Are the US even stronger in 2019 than 2015? USA women’s football team Women’s football Read more Carli Lloyd, the star of the 2015 tournament, who is now a role player at age 36, entered at the start of the second half and sparked the second goal. She burst up the field and her pass was deflected in by Pugh. Press scored the goal of the game, controlling a cross in the penalty area, spinning and scoring her 48th international goal in the 88th minute.US coach Jill Ellis made one change from the starting lineup she used in previous exhibitions against South Africa and New Zealand, starting Samantha Mewis in central midfield in place of Lindsey Horan. Mewis entered with four goals in her previous three games. The rest of the lineup seems set. Alyssa Naeher was in goal, with Kelley O’Hara at right back, Becky Sauerbrunn and Abby Dahlkemper in central defense and Crystal Dunn at left back, where she moved a year ago from wide midfield. Julie Ertz was the defensive midfielder in the 4-3-3 formation, with Mewis and Rose Lavelle in central midfield. Alex Morgan headed the attack, flanked by Megan Rapinoe on the left and Heath on the right. With her 274th appearance, Lloyd tied Julie Foudy for fourth behind Kristine Lilly (354), Christie Rampone (311) and Mia Hamm (276). US sports Share via Email Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

England were brilliant against Norway but must be wary of overconfidence

England were brilliant against Norway but must be wary of overconfidence

first_imgcomment Show England must handle World Cup expectation now talent matters most Facebook Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Women’s World Cup Women’s World Cup 2019 Read more England women’s football team Share on WhatsApp This was England’s fourth successive clean sheet but the statistic slightly flatters them: their opponents are creating chances – Cameroon had a goal disallowed by the tightest of VAR offside decisions and a one-on-one that ended with a shot straight at Bardsley – and this could prove costly in the semi-final.Having reached this stage England can no longer get away with making sloppy errors at the back and relying on the forwards to score an early goal (a happy habit: in four of their five games so far England have been ahead by the 15th minute). Though the defence was far from perfect Demi Stokes – who has been sharing the left-back position with Alex Greenwood – was solid, is very good when isolated one-against-one, and deserves now to keep her place for the semi-final.It was in attack that England truly shone, producing a display of super-clinical finishing. In their three group-stage matches they were guilty of leaving their opponents in the game, twice winning by a single goal when they could have been more comfortable.Norway, however, never got a chance to catch their breath. Ellen White hit the post once and completely missed the ball from Bronze’s pull-back in the third minute, which Scott was fortunately able to convert, but this was another excellent display from the striker. She has scored five goals so far, matching America’s Alex Morgan and Australia’s Sam Kerr, from only nine shots on target and 15 overall. Toni Duggan on the left side of England’s attack was not at her best – Beth Mead replaced her in the second half and could come into the starting XI for the semi-final – but the partnership of Bronze and Nikita Parris on the right was both dynamic and destructive. Demi Stokes (right) had a fine game against Norway and looks like she will start at left-back in Tuesday’s semi-final. Photograph: Marcio Machado/Getty Images Photograph: Michael Dalder/X90041 Was this helpful? Women’s football Sportblog Topics ‘Winning helps’ and boosts women’s football revival in Italycenter_img Share on Twitter The first official Women’s World Cup was in China in 1991 – England missed that one, but have qualified five times since. When they qualify, they do well: reaching at least the quarter-finals every time1991 ChinaDid not qualify1995 SwedenQuarter-finals, lost 3-0 to Germany.1999 USADid not qualify2003 USADid not qualify2007 ChinaQuarter-finals, lost 3-0 to USA.2011 GermanyQuarter-finals, lost to France on penalties after a 1-1 draw AET.2015 CanadaFaced Japan in the semi-finals. England went a goal down in the 33rd minute but swiftly equalised, then pushed for a shock victory: Toni Duggan hit the bar, Ellen White forced a save, Jill Scott headed wide. But then, in stoppage time, England’s Laura Bassett toed a cross into her own net. It was a heartbreaking finish – but they recovered to win the third-place play-off against Germany 1-0, via an extra-time Fara Williams penalty. Quick guide England at the Women’s World Cup England now need to be wary of overconfidence. Neville was asked about Bronze after the game and was obviously going to be effusive, but to say she should win the Ballon d’Or was perhaps a step too far. For a start, the winner of this year’s trophy is likely to be chosen from the team who win the World Cup: focus on that first, and then worry about the individual awards that may follow.Of course, there can be no doubt that she is an exceptional player and an incredible athlete. Her ability to create, to run with the ball, to strike the ball and, as Norway saw, to score goals has redefined what a right-back can be in the women’s game, and that is what the world’s best players do. It is right to say she is among the world’s best, but there are a few others in that conversation who also happen to be semi-finalists. Given her recent performances, White might also be among them. Under the greatest possible pressure, at the greatest tournament of them all, they were so dominant, displayed such control and had such a clinical edge from the first minute to the 90th. Some teams have performed to a really high level throughout the tournament, but I think it’s fair to say England have not been one of them. They were expected to be serious title contenders but they were yet to produce a performance that completely lived up to their billing. Here, at last, they nailed it. Now they have played five, won five, conceded once and are looking genuinely world class.Neville said he would give his players a chance in the tournament, and he has kept his word. He trusts his group, and tactically against Norway he was spot on. A goal so early will always have a significant impact, and Jill Scott’s strike in the third minute destroyed the Norwegians’ momentum.Having come into the game on the back of that phenomenal performance against Australia, brimming with self-belief, within seconds they’re kicking off again needing to claw one back. But Martin Sjögren’s side found they couldn’t get their key attacking players into the game: England doubled up tactically against Hansen, for example, and didn’t let her dribble – every time she got past a player there was another wall she had to hit. Millie Bright was particularly good at making sure she was always there to support her teammates, and being that second wall. That meant Hansen was unable to lead Norway’s counterattacking game like she did against Australia, and in the end she did nothing that really harmed England.When Norway did get into promising positions in the first half, they repeatedly made poor decisions. There was one moment when Lucy Bronze pressed in midfield and left a gap in behind that Reiten and Kristine Minde raced into. If Reiten passed they would probably have scored, but she chose to shoot. Later, after England had taken control of the game by scoring two further goals, Norway had a few chances to reduce the deficit.Steph Houghton cleared one shot off the line and made a number of last-minute interventions, while Karen Bardsley saved well from Herlovsen, but there was a lack of finishing ability. Norway women’s football team Pinterest Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Twitter Share via Email What an exceptional performance England produced in their quarter-final victory over Norway. It might have come as a surprise to anyone who saw the last-16 games, in which the English beat Cameroon despite quite a sloppy defensive display while Norway were superb as a unit against Australia, with a string of outstanding individuals such as Caroline Graham Hansen, Guro Reiten and Isabell Herlovsen. England were incredible on Thursday, producing the best display I have seen from them in a long time to make Norway appear feeble.There has been incremental growth under Phil Neville. England won the SheBelieves Cup in March, where they beat Brazil and Japan and drew with the USA, but if that was an eye-catching achievement this was another step up. Thank you for your feedback. Share on Pinterest Hide Read more Neville also spoke about the USA and France scouts who were sitting behind the England bench, saying he “waved at them after the goals”.This might be perceived as being a little flippant, particularly when England have never won a World Cup or a European Championship while the USA, for example, have won everything going. I remember watching Croatia’s Luka Modric’s post-match interview after England’s defeat in the semi-final of the men’s World Cup last year, alluding to the arrogance of the English media who considered Croatia weaker opposition. It is never a good look when you give teams added motivation. I hope the references to the USA and France scouts don’t come back to bite Neville. England are playing beautifully and have the potential to go all the way in this tournament, but so far they have reached a semi-final that for many would have been a minimum expectation. There is no cause for cockiness yet.• Comments on this piece are premoderated to ensure discussion remains on topics raised by the writer. Please be aware there may be a short delay in comments appearing on the site.last_img read more

Gurugram staring at water crisis

Gurugram staring at water crisis

first_imgGurugram: Official analysts have already predicted that at the present rate, Gurugram will run out of the water and face the situation as bad as in Chennai.To understand the dire consequences, Gurugram needs to look at neighbouring Mewat where the situation is only getting worse. According to the official survey, in just four years, the groundwater water levels have fallen from 250 feet to 1,200 feet. The situation is not expected to improve soon as the most backward district in the country is only dependent upon the groundwater for their daily water needs. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsNot only is there no canal water to supply water to the residents of Mewat, there has also ben less effort done by the government in ensuring piped water supply to over five lakh residents. The difficulty lies in not only giving water supply but also ensuring that the water is clean, hygenic and fit for consumption. Owing to large scale industrialisation around the area there are now complaints of harmful chemicals getting deposited in underground water. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAll this has also resulted in a large number of residents in Mewat contracting deadly diseases like Cancer. Political campaigns have now already begun that how the inability to bring back the waters from Satluj Yamuna Canal (SYL), Haryana’s legal dispute with neighbouring Punah has led to water woes for South Haryana. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar expressed concern over the falling groundwater reserves in Gurugram and the other district of South Haryana. He mentioned that to tackle the issue not only will the new water bodies be created but there will also be efforts to restore the dying ponds in the city. He also emphasised on the importance of creating check dams and water harvesting systems. He highlighted that his government was working in how the canal water can be diverted to areas of South Haryana which for long has been facing with the problem and has been dependent on the groundwater for their needs. Not only the Chief Minister various top institutions like the National Green Tribunal has raised a warning on the falling ground water reserves of the city. In 1974, where the groundwater in Gurugram can be traced at six meters below the ground level today has fallen down to levels of 40 meters.last_img read more

KMRCL prepares list of over 80 Bowbazar residents to hand over compensation

KMRCL prepares list of over 80 Bowbazar residents to hand over compensation

first_imgKolkata: A list of over 80 people has been prepared by the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) for distribution of Rs five lakh compensation cheques. The cheques will be given out to the residents whose houses were damaged due to the construction work of East-West Metro.According to sources, the KMRCL, along with the assistance of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Kolkata Police, is expected to distribute the cheques to the residents from the control room set up at Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn Sunday, KMRCL, KMC and police had formed the control room to help the residents. For any type of assistance, the residents can directly go to the control room or call 9432610472. On Monday, the residents were asked to register their names along with their premise numbers at the control room. Based on the details submitted by the residents, KMRCL prepared the list of over 80 people eligible to get the compensation. However, the number of people in the list will increase in the future. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”We have been called tomorrow at the control room. They (KMRCL) had earlier told us that cheques will be distributed from Monday (September 9, 2019),” said Asit Dey, a resident of 14/1D, Durga Pithuri Lane. The disaster in Bowbazar doesn’t seem to have come to an end as more houses have come under the threat of collapsing, apparently due to tunnelling work for the under-construction 16.6 km East-West Metro Railway project. The most affected areas are Durga Pithuri Lane, Shyakra Para Lane and Gour De Lane. Residents of several more houses adjacent to Gour De Lane were also asked to vacate their premises. Between Sunday and Wednesday, 73 houses have been vacated. On Thursday, residents of 15 houses were asked to vacate. Only 11 houses have been vacated till Friday. “We have not been informed by KMRCL about the distribution of cheques till now,” said Bharat Soni of Shyakra Para Lane.last_img read more

Millions of domestic workers worldwide lack social protection says new UN report

Millions of domestic workers worldwide lack social protection says new UN report

“Domestic workers are frequently expected to work longer hours than other workers and in many countries do not have the same rights to weekly rest that are enjoyed by other workers,” said the Deputy Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), Sandra Polaski. “Combined with the lack of rights, the extreme dependency on an employer and the isolated and unprotected nature of domestic work can render them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse,” she added.According to the ILO report, Domestic workers across the world, more than 52 million people worldwide are employed as domestic workers. While a substantial number are men working as gardeners, drivers or butlers, 80 per cent of them are women.Of the 52 million domestic workers, only 10 per cent are covered by labour laws to the same extent as other workers, and more than one quarter are completely excluded from national labour legislation.This disparity in conditions translates in longer, more unpredictable working hours with no appropriate remuneration for domestic workers, rendering them highly vulnerable economically, as well as affecting their health. The report states that more than half of all domestic workers have no limitation on their weekly normal hours of work and about 45 per cent have no entitlement to weekly rest periods or paid annual leave. In countries such as Qatar, Namibia, Tanzania and Saudi Arabia, the average hours of domestic workers range from 60 to 65 per week, largely surpassing the statutory limits set by virtually all countries of 40 to 48 hours per week.“Long working hours, night working and patterns of shift work that involve an irregular distribution of working hours are among the factors that have the greatest negative effects on workers’ health,” said an ILO domestic work specialist, Amelita King-Dejardin. “They carry especially important risks for women during and after pregnancy and for young workers.”Long working hours are especially common among live-in workers – many of whom are migrants – who are expected to be available at all times of the night, the report notes. Many migrant workers also lack knowledge of the local language and laws, which makes them especially vulnerable to abusive practices, such as physical and sexual violence, psychological abuse, non-payment of wages, debt bondage and abusive living and working conditions.“The large disparities between wages and working conditions of domestic workers compared to other workers in the same country underline the need for action at the national level by governments, employers and workers to improve the working lives of these vulnerable but hard-working individuals,” said Ms. Polaski.The report’s findings are intended to act as a benchmark against which progress in extending legal protection for domestic workers will be measured. It also calls for joint actions taken at a national level by governments, trade unions, employers and domestic workers’ organizations to bring about reform in legislation as well as in practice.Domestic workers across the world follows the adoption in June 2011 of a new ILO Convention and Recommendation on domestic work which sets a standard for equal treatment between domestic and general workers in relation to working hours, rest periods and annual leave. The Convention will come into force in September this year. So far, it has been ratified only by three countries: Mauritius, Uruguay and the Philippines. read more

Is Helen destined for Seven

Is Helen destined for Seven

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Cue Helen Kapalos’ return to our screens, but ‘which channel and when?’ are the questions on everyone’s lips.After being wooed by global news networks and a host of Australian broadcasters since being shown the door a month ago by Channel Ten, media speculation is rife that Helen will be appointed as the new anchor of Channel Seven’s Today Tonight, or a top secret new program for the vital 6:30 pm slot. Last week The Age reported that Kapalos met up with Seven’s former head of news and public affairs Peter Meakin and was offered the role. Meanwhile Today Tonight’s incumbent host Matt White resigned, suggesting a major makeover for the program as it tries to claw back a dwindling audience.If speculation turns into reality, Kapalos will have a central role in relaunching Seven’s ailing current affairs program which has lost ground in popularity to Channel Nine’s A Current Affair in Melbourne and Sydney. Rumour has it that Seven will completely revamp its 6.30 pm current affairs flagship, moving it away from tabloid-style stories and putting an emphasis on more serious journalism. Introducing local hosts is one strategy that Seven may use to increase viewer numbers in key markets like Melbourne, and it would be difficult to think of a better fit than Helen Kapalos. Meanwhile Helen has told media her sacking by Ten wasn’t sexist or spiteful, but poorly handled.“It was done in an insensitive way,” Kapalos said. “I would have loved the opportunity to be able to thank viewers, to farewell colleagues, to properly pack up my office and belongings and wardrobe.” Kapalos’ upbeat and regularly updated website this week carried in bold type the quote “Accept no one else’s definition of your life. Define yourself.” It’s advice she’s no doubt taking as she decides her next move.last_img read more

Former Premier League player forced to retire

Former Premier League player forced to retire

first_imgAfter discovering he had heart problems, Andrea Orlandi Stabilin has been forced to retire from the world of football.Spanish winger Andrea Orlandi Stabilin, who played for Barcelona B and even for Barcelona’s first team once, has been forced to retire after discovering he has heart disease.The former Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder will leave behind a career that started in 2003 and lasted until 2019.“I felt like this was coming after I had the medical but until it was made official I still had that glimmer of hope,” he told the Brighton official website.“Sadly it is not safe for me to play on and I was devastated when the doctor broke the news. However, I am coming to terms with it quite quickly and am so thankful to all the medical staff who have helped me.”“I could have had an operation to try and carry on playing, but at 34 it would have been risky and stupid to do so. I have to think about my future more than football now,” he added.“The truth is I could have died during my career, so I must look at the bright side that I am still here with my wife and kids and that I enjoyed many years playing the game I love,” he continued.“It is still very early so I have not planned my next step yet. For now, I will enjoy some time with my wonderful family.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Orlandi played for many teams in the world, starting with Alaves in his native Spain, then Barcelona, Swansea City, Brighton, Blackpool, Anorthosis, APOEL, Novara, and Chennaiyin.He was trying to say goodbye to his career playing in Italian Lega Serie C with Virtus Entella.“I had a special five years at Swansea but my two years at the Albion were the greatest of my career,” he commented.“It was a fantastic group of players and some of my best friends in life were at the club at the same time. It made those wins extra memorable when enjoying them alongside true friends at a tremendous club.”“My first season was the best I have ever played personally and I absolutely loved the city of Brighton. I have missed the place ever since I left and hopefully I will get the chance to come and visit soon,” he concluded.😍 “Poetry in motion!”#BHAFC 🔵⚪️https://t.co/uXXD2Mi6YJ.— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) February 25, 2019last_img read more

Food insecurity of 124m people worldwide worsens

Food insecurity of 124m people worldwide worsens

first_imgThe food security of around 124 million people worldwide was under acute threat at the end of last year, mostly because of worsening conflicts and drought, the UN and EU said Thursday.The worst food crises in 2017 were in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan, “where nearly 32 million people were food-insecure and in need of urgent assistance”, the two organisations said in an annual report on food crises.“Conflicts and climate-related shocks have recently sent levels of world hunger marching back up, following decades of steady decline.”The figure of 124 million is 15 percent higher than the number in 2016.“No world region has been untouched. Throughout Africa, the Middle East and in parts of South Asia, conflict and insecurity have undermined food security,” the report said.“Likewise, persistent drought in the Horn of Africa, floods in Asia, and hurricanes in Latin America and the Caribbean have all contributed to the spread and intensification of hunger.”Looking ahead, the report said that conflict and insecurity were likely to “remain major drivers of food security crises in 2018, affecting Afghanistan, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, north-east Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen as well as Libya and the central Sahel (Mali and Niger)”.Yemen will continue to be the largest food crisis by far, the report said. “The situation is expected to deteriorate, particularly because of restricted access, economic collapse and outbreaks of disease.”The impact of severe dry weather on crop and livestock production is likely to heighten food insecurity in pastoral areas of Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia and eastern Kenya, and in the Sahel in Senegal, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso, the report said.On a more optimistic note, the report predicted that southern Africa was headed for a better year thanks to bumper cereal production in 2017 and falling food prices.The report was presented by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).last_img read more

Arrest Made in Federal Hill Double Shooting

Arrest Made in Federal Hill Double Shooting

first_imgPolice charged a suspect in the double shooting on Nov. 27 in Federal Hill section of Baltimore.24-year old Steven Perkins24-year old Steven Perkins of Annapolis has been charged with attempted murder according to police.Baltimore City Police were called to East Cross Street, around 2:00 a.m., where they found one male victim, a 24 year-old man who had been shot in the foot, and a second victim, a 23 year-old man suffering from a graze wound.According to police, both victims were unintended targets and were shot following a dispute the suspect had with another group of people who he intended to shoot.Both victims were transported to area hospitals.In a written statement to the media, investigators say they believe Perkins was involved in a verbal dispute that ended with him firing a gun at the people he was arguing with. None of those individuals were struck.Police were able to identify Perkins with the help of several witnesses and after attempting to run from the scene, Perkins was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered.Perkins was transported to the Central Booking Intake Facility. He is being charged with several counts of attempted murder, assault, and various handgun related charges according to Maryland’s Case Search.Both victims, so far unidentified, are expected to survive.last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Remain on Downward Path

Mortgage Rates Remain on Downward Path

first_img Mortgage rates have yet to find their bottom in 2014, dropping again this week to their lowest level since last October.In its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Freddie Mac recorded the average rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) at 4.14 percent (0.6 point), down from 4.20 percent last week.Last May, the 30-year fixed was at 3.59 percent and climbing amid speculation the Federal Reserve would soon start tapering its monthly asset purchases. The first cut didn’t arrive until seven months later, in December.The average 15-year FRM also dropped, declining to 3.25 percent (0.5 point) from 3.29 percent.Turning to adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), Freddie Mac reported a slight decline in the average 5-year ARM, which was measured at 2.96 percent (0.4 point) for the week. The 1-year ARM was flat at 2.43 percent (0.4 point).Declines were also reported from Bankrate.com, a personal finance website.In its national survey, Bankrate recorded the 30-year fixed at 4.29 percent and the 15-year fixed at 3.38 percent, both down 4 basis points from last week. The 5/1 ARM, meanwhile, declined a full tenth of a percent to 3.21 percent.Analysts for the site pointed to economic concerns both domestic and abroad as the cause for the latest drop: “The Federal Reserve remains concerned about inflation being too low, readings on the housing market have been disappointing of late—both of which lead to uncertain conclusions about the U.S. economy—and the European Central Bank is widely expected to begin their own round of bond purchases in the coming months.”Each of these argues for interest rates, including mortgage rates, remaining lower than expected, longer than what had been expected just a few months ago.” May 22, 2014 453 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Bankrate Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates 2014-05-22 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Originationcenter_img Mortgage Rates Remain on Downward Path Sharelast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The “White” plan will combine the Nov. 16 game with the Detroit Lions, the matchup on Dec. 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs and the contest with the Seahawks.These plans will go on sale Wednesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. exclusively to season-ticket holders. The general public can buy the plans beginning Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m., and the plans will be available for purchase at the Cardinals’ Tempe training facility box office starting Monday, July 21. Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals released details Thursday about two ticket plans that will allow fans to see some of the team’s premier games in Glendale next season.The “Protect The Nest” ticket plans will include a chance to see either the Sept. 21 game against the San Francisco 49ers or the Dec. 21 Sunday Night Football matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.The “Red” plan will include the Sept. 8 home opener against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football, the matchup against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 12 and the game against the 49ers.last_img read more

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Iran has repeatedly denied arming the Houthis in Yemen, But now its a drag to overnight away from home. Ann Gruber-Baldini of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her colleagues. 7, 11, because personal details can be telling. the lowest since March 2007. read more