MS Dhoni will have a point to prove in IPL 2017 final: Mohammad Azharuddin to India Today

first_imgFormer India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin had lashed out against Pune franchise owners for unceremoniously sacking MS Dhoni as captain at the start of the season.Now thanks to a visibly successful working relationship between former skipper Dhoni and his successor Steve Smith, Rising Pune Supergiant have booked themselves a place in Sunday’s final.Azhar still holds on to his opinion though that the manner in which Dhoni was stripped off captaincy was in poor taste. And despite Dhoni having been a part of an unprecedented six IPL finals in the past, Azhar thinks he will have a point to prove in this one.”Dhoni has always won as captain. Now he may want to win as a player. Try to prove that I can win even when I am just a player,” Azhar told India Today.Azhar, like other observers, has been left impressed with the way the two statesmen Dhoni and Smith have overcome the transfer of baton without much discomfort.”Once you are not a captain, you move on. I was not in favour of his sacking. But now Smith and Dhoni have created a good rapport. They have gelled well that’s when the team has delivered,” he says.Going by their form, the wristy genius now tips Pune to go on and lift the trophy.”I think Pune will win. The playoff they won against Mumbai will be a big confidence booster. Ben Stokes will be missed though. But the way Dhoni is playing with those 40 runs he got in the last two overs, he can help them win the final,” he predicts.advertisementlast_img read more

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ULFA-I demands Rs 10 lakh from former Arunachal minister

first_imgItanagar, May 22 (PTI): The banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) has allegedly served an extortion notice on former Arunachal Pradesh minister Bida Taku, demanding Rs 10 lakh.The ULFA (I) served the extortion notice on Saturday and threatened him with dire consequences if he failed to comply with the demand, according to the former minister. Taku, who unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Assembly election against Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein from Lekang constituency in Namsai district of the state, filed an FIR with the Mahadevpur police station yesterday.The Mahadevpur police station has confirmed the FIR filed by Taku in regard to the extortion demand.Taku served as minister of state for RWD, Education and Sports and Youth Affairs from 1996 to 1999 under Gegong Apang and Mukut Mithi ministries. “I suspect the involvement of some local political leaders in provoking the ULFA (I) to target a person like me who do not have a house to live in,? the former minister claimed. PTI UPL MD SNPlast_img read more

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Kavita Devi first Indian woman to sign for WWE

first_imgAfter a decent outing at the Mae Young Classic few months back, Kavita Devi has taken the next step in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) by signing a WWE developmental contract.She has now become the first-ever woman wrestler to sign for the WWE and the news was confirmed by the current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, who is currently in India for a tour.Hailing from Haryana, Kavita Devi is a former competitive powerlifter. She also won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games.She underwent training to be a professional wrestler and was trained by none other than the The Great Khali in his academy.Kavita, who is the only Indian woman to perform in a WWE ring, is expected to begin training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida from January next year.”It was a privilege to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE,” said Devi a WWE developmental contract.”Participating in the Mae Young Classic with some of the best female performers in the world was a great learning experience. Now I am looking forward to pursuing my dream of becoming the first WWE Women’s Champion from India,” Devi added.”I’m extremely proud to welcome Kavita to WWE where she now has a great opportunity to become India’s first female WWE Superstar. She is an inspiration to the youth of India and I wish nothing but success for her” said Jinder Mahal.The WWE Performance Center is the home of the developmental system for WWE. It has seven training rings and all the stars go through their training days over there before moving into NXT before moving into the flagship shows.advertisementIt includes in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development.last_img read more

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We will go in with belief that we can beat India: Ireland captain Gary Wilson

first_imgBy Chetan Narula Malahide (Ireland), June 26 (PTI) Captain Gary Wilson says Ireland are capable of beating India in the two-T20I series starting here tomorrow, having surprised top teams in the past. He underlined Irelands success against Pakistan and England (in 2007 and 2011 ODI World Cups respectively) and said that they will take heart from the past when taking on the Men in Blue.They are a very fine T20 side but they have to bat and we have to bowl. If we bowl up to our best, they still have to play that no matter, whether it is Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma or whoever it is in the world,” said Wilson today. “On any day, anyone has the opportunity to beat anyone else and thats the beauty of sport, the beauty of cricket. We have had some great results against England in Bengaluru and against Pakistan in the Caribbean. So tomorrow we will go in with the belief that we can turn them over, said Wilson on Tuesday.While India are coming off a solitary Afghanistan Test, Ireland have been busy playing a T20 tri-series against Scotland and Netherlands. India and Ireland do not have a long cricketing history, with only four internationals played between the two sides.Wilson made his international debut the last time India played in Ireland 2007. Meanwhile, Wednesday will mark only the second-ever T20I between the two sides, the first played during the 2009 World T20.I was out bowled against India, but it was a pretty special day still. It was a decent crowd in Belfast and we have seen Indias traction for big crowds wherever they go. I guess Roger Whelan got Sachin Tendulkar bowled as well. Thats basically what I can remember (from 2007), he said.advertisementWilson became Irelands T20I captain just prior to that tri-series, and said that he doesnt want to put out too many plans for the Indian batsmen. Further, he outlined his goal to help bottom-ranked Ireland play in the forthcoming World T20s.I dont like to have too much of a plan before you go out there. In T20 cricket, you should be able to think on your feet and trust gut feeling most of the time. In T20s, you can look very clever or very silly in a short span of time, so you just have to try and stay balance and not worry too much about good or bad days. “Obviously you can have broader plans for opposition and your team, but my thinking is about on your feet. I am enjoying captaincy at the moment, but I would like to answer this question in a year or so. If we can have Ireland qualify for the next World Cup by then, it will be a feather in the cap, said Wilson. Wilson promised fearless cricket against India.We have discussed with the lads the need to play with freedom and enjoy T20 cricket. We want to go out there, stick our chests out and our chins up, go toe to toe with anyone on their day, and we are playing India, probably the best T20 side in the world. We want to take them on head to head and show what we are about.”Obviously, you want to play as much as you can. With the FTP coming out last week, we have 65 T20s over the next four years, which is a lot of international cricket. We have quite a few ODIs too and then we have 13-14 Tests, so we are getting a lot more cricket now and that will be important. If we get more games against high quality opposition, we can improve quicker, he signed off. PTI CN BS BSBSlast_img read more

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The age of youth

first_imgAttracting investment for job creation and revolution in agriculture are the top priorities of the state government, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said while speaking at the 17th edition of the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit, held at the Ravindra Natya Grah in Indore, the state’s commercial capital.Nath,Attracting investment for job creation and revolution in agriculture are the top priorities of the state government, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said while speaking at the 17th edition of the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit, held at the Ravindra Natya Grah in Indore, the state’s commercial capital.Nath recalled his younger days when he was passionate about cricket, football and mountaineering, but admitted that he wasn’t very good at studies. He advised the young audience to focus on all aspects of life — education, environment, family — for a well-rounded personality. “I believe we gain education from school but knowledge through reading,” Kamal Nath, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh.The summit had speakers and guests from various fieldsactor Ananya Pandey, trap shooter Varsha Varman, Brigadier B.K. Ponwar (retd), head of a counter-insurgency school in Chhattisgarh and mountaineers Megha Parmar and Bhawna Dehriya, among others. There were also young entrepreneurs from India’s start-up ecosystem and, finally, the gen-next of Madhya Pradesh politics. Social media has both positives and negatives. I don’t take the negativity seriously, says Ananya Pandey, actor.In his inaugural address, India Today Group Editorial Director (Publishing) Raj Chengappa said that the future belonged to the youth and which is why India today organises these summitsto help young people meet their icons. He also mentioned some of iconic figures born in Indore, like Salman Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Rahul Dravid and M.F. Husain.Ananya, star of Student of the Year 2, won hearts by shaking a leg on stage with some of the audience members. Daughter of actor Chunky Pandey, Ananya said that nepotism doesn’t help in the industry and only talent and hard work see one through. She admitted she lacks her father’s comic timing. “I crack a lot of jokes but no one gets them,” she said laughing.advertisementThere was no dearth of energy at the summit as dancer and choreographer Terence Lewis and singer Jubin Nautiyal floored the crowd with their performances. Jubin sang his favourite songs and Terence’s moves to the hit song Aankh Marey had the audience swaying. Singer Mamta Sharma, of the Munni Badnaam Hui from Dabangg fame, talked about her journey from small town Gwalior to Mumbai. “Dance is a double-edged sword. It will get you fame but it could be short-lived” Terence Lewis Dancer, choreographer. It took me a lot of years of hard work to reach this point in the field of music. Jubin Nautiyal, Singer. “What matters the most is your voice. Try to find your originalvoice,” Mamta Sharma, Singer.Ankita Lokhande was a crowd favourite since the TV actor is from Indore. She gave the audience a peek into the world of TV acting and spoke about the sweat and toil that goes into production of TV shows.Among the speakers was Anand Kumar, founder of Super 30, a coaching initiative for children from economically weak backgrounds, and the subject of a forthcoming film starring Hrithik Roshan. He spoke of the need to conduct IIT entrance tests in offline mode as well as online, to ensure inclusivity. “I’ve been attacked by the education mafia and those from feudal backgrounds several times,” Anand Kumar Mathematician, mentorDuring one session, young entrepreneurs from Indore shared their start-up journeys. While Gaurav Rana talked about how he talked the Indian Railways into allowing foot massage services on trains, Kapil Karda recalled how he sold balloons to play video games. Arti Agarwal of Anaxee Technologies spoke of the need to ensure employment opportunities in rural areas to prevent rural-urban migration. (from left) Entrepreneurs Gaurav Rana, Kapil Karda, Akshay Chouhan and Arti Agarwal.The audience was also treated to a gripping tale of perilous adventure by Megha Parmar and Bhawna Dehriya, the first women from Madhya Pradesh to conquer the Everest. (from left) Megha Parmar, Varsha Varman and Bhawna Dehriya.During a session on youth and politics, BJP MLA Divyaraj Singh said that his father, former Congress minister Pushpraj Singh, was surprised at his decision to join the BJP. “I went ahead as I believed in the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” he said. Agriculture minister for the state, Sachin Yadav, and sports, youth welfare and higher education minister Jitu Patwari spoke of the various initiatives in their departments, while BJP MLA Ram Dangore, the second youngest legislator in the state assembly, talked about his passion for coaching youngsters for competitive exams.(With inputs from Divya Raje Bhonsale)last_img read more

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Ravi Shastri reappointed as head coach, to continue till T20 World Cup 2021

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Artists Recognized at Annual Awards Event

first_img Information on finalists is available at www.nsmasterworks.ca . Other awards winners are: Nova Scotia’s artistic excellence will be recognized again at the annual Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Awards celebration tonight, Oct. 25. The theme of this year’s event is Original Species (Art. Official. Selection.) and it will be held at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Along with the awards, 12 interactive art installations are on display for the public. “As the new Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, I look forward to working with the artists and organizations in this sector to further develop arts and culture in this province,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “This annual event celebrates the diversity and artistic excellence we have here and provides an opportunity for Nova Scotians to experience the work of its finest artists.” This year, the event will be co-hosted by Arts Nova Scotia. Formed in 2012, Arts Nova Scotia oversees provincial government funding that goes directly to artists. “Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to co-host this event to celebrate this year’s award winners,” said Candace Stevenson, chair, Arts Nova Scotia. “They exemplify the depth of talent in Nova Scotia’s cultural community.” Ron Bourgeois, chair, Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, said the fact the ceremony is now in its eighth year speaks to the importance and relevance of the awards. “The awards also speak to the incredibly talented pool of great artists that we have here in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Bourgeois. “I am very thankful to everyone who has contributed, and continues to contribute, to this wonderful initiative.” Laurie Swim was chosen for the prestigious Portia White Prize, presented by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The prize is valued at $18,000. The award also lets the winner name an emerging Nova Scotia artist or cultural organization for the Protégé Prize worth $7,000. The Portia White Protégé winner will be announced during the ceremony. The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award of $25,000 will also be awarded during the ceremony, finalists are: Jason Buxton, Chester, film Steve Higgins, Halifax, sculpture Anthony Black, Nick Bottomley, and Christian Barry, Halifax, theatre Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award, supporting the integration of arts and culture into community life: The Town of New Glasgow and the County of Pictou, $10,000 Prix Grand-Pré Award, recognizing Nova Scotia’s creative and interpretive artists reflecting Acadian cultural values: Jay LeBlanc, $2,000 Established Artist Recognition Award, recognizing mid-career, established professional artists: Carole Langille, Christy Ann Conlin, Janice Jackson, Jeremy Webb, and Sara MacCulloch, $5,000 each. An independent assessment panel of artists selected the Portia White Prize finalists from nominations. The finalists and winners for the Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award and the Established Artist Recognition Awards were selected by independent assessment committees. The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award is selected by an external jury. Tickets for the event are still available. They are $25 and can be purchased online at www.creativenovascotia.com .last_img read more

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Nova Scotia Lands to Receive Trenton Property

first_imgThe province is taking steps to explore new economic opportunities for the DSME Trenton site in Trenton, Pictou Co. A court-appointed receiver will transfer ownership of DSME Trenton lands to Nova Scotia Lands Incorporated effective Sept. 7, and begin the process to auction most of the remaining on-site equipment. “We have made every effort to find a buyer for this site. For more than two years, the receiver has marketed this property internationally, without success,” said Business Minister Geoff MacLellan. “Now is the time to move forward and begin the next phase, one that will allow Nova Scotia Lands to explore other economic opportunities.” Nova Scotia Lands has turned other industrial sites in Nova Scotia into areas of economic activity, including Port Mersey Commercial Park near Liverpool and Harbourside Commercial Park in Sydney.last_img read more

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UAE Rejects Any Move Against Moroccos Security Territorial Integrity

Rabat – Emirati Ambassador in Rabat Salem Al Kaabi conveyed a message from the UAE president during the symposium on “Sheikh Zayed and his role in building relations between the United Arab Emirates and Morocco,” which opened on Tuesday in Rabat.In his message, Al-Nahyan said that his country rejects “any attack on the security, stability of Morocco.” He added that the UAE backs all measures taken by Morocco to face the challenges that threaten its integrity.The president said the UAE is determined to consolidate the distinguished relations between the two countries. He noted that the two countries maintain “fraternal and solid” ties founded by King Hassan II and the late Sheikh Zayed.Read Also: Tunisia Offers to Mediate Between Morocco, Algeria“Thanks to their patriotic conscience and their strong will, the [late leaders], peace to their souls, have managed to lay the foundations of a fruitful cooperation and a strategic partnership, one that is exemplary and privileged relations, which drew from their strength of spiritual rapprochement and a convergence of positions and interests as well as an unshakeable faith in the community of language, religion, civilization and destiny,” he said.The UAE president echoed a similar message addressed by King Mohammed VI to the participants of the symposium.In his message, the King said that the symposium aims to celebrate the “longstanding relationship” between the two countries.He also recalled Morocco’s pride over the relations uniting the two royal families.The UAE has long supported Morocco’s territorial integrity. In October, the Gulf country reiterated support for Morocco’s cause at the 4th Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.The country also supports Morocco’s autonomy plan, which it deems as serious and credible to move towards an agreed upon and mutually acceptable solution to the Western Sahara conflict. read more

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Ban convenes Group of Friends meeting on Myanmar

“The Group expressed strong support for the Secretary-General’s good offices efforts,” according to a statement issued by a spokesperson for Mr. Ban. “Members of the Group also noted their expectations that Mr. Gambari’s next visit would need to yield tangible progress on the issues of concern to the international community, particularly with regard to the resumption of dialogue between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the Government, the credibility of the electoral process, and the regularization of engagement with the good offices of the Secretary-General.” Today’s meeting is the fourth since the Group was created in December 2007, after the Government in Myanmar forcefully cracked down on peaceful protesters. According to the Secretary-General’s spokesperson, Australia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Russia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam, the European Community and the European Union took part in the meeting. The top UN humanitarian official is currently in Myanmar on a three-day visit to assess the situation of survivors of the deadly Cyclone Nargis which struck the country in May. Yesterday, he said that while there has been progress in relief and early recovery operations, greater efforts are needed to reach victims in remote areas. The remarkable resilience of people so severely affected by Cyclone Nargis is evident in the way communities are rebuilding their homes and livelihoods,” Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said. “We must focus now on reaching the most vulnerable communities in remote areas, especially along the southern coast of the delta.” Earlier this week, a new report – produced jointly by the UN, the Government of Myanmar and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – assessing the disaster’s impact was released, putting a $1 billion price tag on recovery needs over three years, taking into account such areas as education, health, rebuilding livelihoods, infrastructure, agriculture and the environment. 23 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today convened a meeting of the so-called “Group of Friends” established to review developments in Myanmar to discuss the upcoming visit to the country of his Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari. read more

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UN chief urges greater cooperation to address global security challenges

21 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for greater international cooperation to combat transnational security threats, saying criminals were increasingly exploiting technology to carry out their nefarious activities across the world. “No single country can address transnational threats on its own; only joint efforts at local, national, regional and international levels will suffice,” Mr. Ban said in a message to the second International Meeting of High Representatives on Security Issues that opened today in Yekaterinburg, Russia.Mr. Ban said has been working to promote the United Nations role in preventive diplomacy with encouragement from Member States and he was convinced that global collaboration would lead to success in preventing and mitigating the impact of armed conflicts on individuals and societies.“But let us also recognize that prevention encompasses more than conflict,” said the Secretary-General in the message delivered on his behalf by Sandeep Chawla, the Deputy Executive Director of UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).“Terrorism, nuclear proliferation, transnational organized crime, and the illegal trafficking in people, drugs and weapons are increasingly prevalent parts of this picture.“And many of the same technological advances that have generated economic growth and other societal gains have also been exploited by criminals, and have led to the growth of cyber crime as well,” he said, adding that the “globalization” of the threats could outstrip international capacity to respond.The international community needed to catch up with perpetrators of crime and their networks before the damage spreads, the Secretary-General said.The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which serves as the guardian of legal instruments on drugs, crime and corruption, were geared towards addressing both long-standing threats to human security and emerging ones, Mr. Ban added.He described the meeting in Yekaterinburg as “timely and vital,” adding that the UN looked forward to deepening international cooperation to address the security threats facing the world. read more

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Four plead not guilty to smuggling Lankans to Canada

Some of the same issues involved in the first trial are expected to be at the heart of the second trial.At the first trial, the accused argued that they were either acting for a humanitarian purpose or had been misidentified by the authorities. “The price tag for most of (the migrants) was between $30,000 and $40,000, with an average $5,000 down payment,” Loda told the judge.The ship was a coastal vessel that was intended to accommodate only 10 crew members and was not designed to cross the ocean, she said.Handasamy was the captain of the ship and Thevarajah was the chief engineer, in charge of the engine room, said the prosecutor. The four accused in the second trial allegedly smuggled 72 Tamil migrants into Canada aboard another ship, the MV Ocean Lady, in 2009. On Tuesday, four more men — Francis Anthonimuthu Appulonappa, Hamalraj Handasamy, Jeyachandran Kanagarajah and Vignarajah Thevarajah — entered not guilty pleas after re-electing to be tried by judge alone instead of by a jury, the Vancouver Sun reported. In her opening statement Tuesday, Crown counsel Margaret Loda said that the main issue will be whether the actions of the accused fall within or outside the exceptions to human smuggling under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, those exceptions including providing humanitarian aid.“At the end of the day, the Crown will be arguing that all four men helped move 72 undocumented migrants into Canada and that their primary motive was financial,” Loda told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Arne Silverman.Loda said that in September 2009, the ship left the shore of a small port on an island just north of Jakarta, Indonesia, travelling towards Canada through the Gulf of Thailand. Less than a week after four men accused in a human smuggling case involving Tamil migrants walked free, four more men charged in a similar case saw their trial open in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.Last Wednesday, a jury found three men charged with smuggling 492 Sri Lankan Tamils into Canada aboard the MV Sun Sea in 2010 not guilty. The judge in the case declared a mistrial for the fourth accused. At the time the MV Ocean Lady left Indonesia, it had about 40 Sri Lankan Tamils aboard. Somewhere in the Gulf of Thailand, it picked up about 35 more migrants, who met the ship on the open seas aboard small fishing trawlers. “The Crown’s theory is that these two men were in charge of the ship and all of the people on it.”On one occasion, some of the migrants were threatened that if their payments didn’t come through, they would be sent back to Sri Lanka, said the Crown.The two other accused — Appulonappa and Kanagarajah — had important jobs on and off the ship, said Loda.“They each helped the migrants travel to the ship, one operating in Indonesia and one operating in Thailand.”Appulonappa also worked in the engine room and Kangarajah was responsible for distributing water to the migrants, both of them receiving reduced fares for the trip, said Loda.The second trial has had a protracted journey through the courts. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Policeman killed while rescuing flood affected people promoted

The Police said that the 29 year old policeman had attempted to rescue three people who were stranded in Metihena, Madampe when he was swept away.The policeman was attached to the Madampe Police station. (Colombo Gazette) A Policeman who was killed while rescuing flood affected people has been posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.The body of the policeman was found today. The policeman was swept away by flood waters while he was attempting to rescue people trapped in Madampe on Friday. read more

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Bringing the African mining community together at Electra

first_imgThe African mining community will come together to network with colleagues from around the world at the inaugural African Mining Network dinner on Wednesday, October 6, during Electra Mining Africa week. The African Mining Network dinners will be bi-monthly events giving participants an opportunity to grow business relationships and secure new business.The organisers say “We are committed to ensuring that The African Mining Network events are as cost-effective as possible and ensure it is attractive to all companies to have a representative at the events. The cost of the ticket will include a 2 course dinner and beverages.”Already 90 people are attending, representing 26 companies. For more information www.africanminingnetwork.co.zalast_img read more

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VIDEO Massive fight PPD Zagreb – Meshkov Brest

The last match in 2014 in Zagreb, between PPD Zagreb and Meshkov Brest 21:25 had some interesting moments apart of the scoring goals and saving the balls. At the beginning of the second half, players of both teams began a real street fight with two protagonists, Josip Valcic (Zagreb) and Dmitry Nikulenkau (Meshkov). Both are sent off… fight in handballHandball fightppd zagreb meshkov ← Previous Story SUSPENSION: Suzana Lazovic to miss semi-final against Spain Next Story → Guerreras upset defending champions read more

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WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash reveals he recently underwent stem cell

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Rock Honors Mean Gene Okerlund Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Ric Flair Google+ Facebookcenter_img Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:39 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Gene Okerlund WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash recently revealed he underwent stem cell treatment in his neck on Thursday. Nash posted a short video to Twitter showing him receiving the treatment.He posted to Twitter on Friday noting that when he woke up his right hand wasn’t numb for the first time in 7 to 9 years. You can view both Twitter posts from Nash below:Today receiving inter disc stem cell treatment from @bioxcellerator. The way we treat injuries to our bodies and expecially the brain is changed forever. No place I contacted had the quality or quantity @bioxcellerator could treat me with. Medellin is beautiful. pic.twitter.com/xgWbTWPIoS— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) August 2, 2019 Woke up this morning and for the first time in 7-9 years my right hand wasn’t numb. No placebo real results. I was so bad those 50 million cells in my neck said shit we haven’t time to unpack we got to go . Haven’t smiled this much since holding my son for the first time pic.twitter.com/nQtEj3Z9mI— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) August 2, 2019 Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention WhatsApp Videos Articles Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund Hulk Hogan Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35last_img read more

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EAT rejects Addison Lees appeal in employment status case

first_imgThe Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed an appeal by taxi and courier organisation Addison Lee regarding employment status, judging that a courier was incorrectly classified as an independent contractor.In the case, Addison Lee v Gascoigne, brought by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), the Central London Employment Tribunal (ET) ruled in August 2017 that former courier Chris Gascoigne had been misclassified as self-employed, and that the organisation had therefore failed to pay him for holiday.The tribunal found that the working relationship between Gascoigne and Addison Lee classed him as a limb b worker, rather than an independent contractor.Addison Lee appealed firstly on the grounds that there was no basis to conclude that Gascoigne was under obligation to accept jobs, and secondly that there were factual errors in the tribunal’s assessment of him as a limb b worker.The EAT rejected both grounds of the appeal. It judged that the ET’s decision that there was a contract with mutual obligations that applied during the employee’s log-on periods was unimpeachable. It also found that there was no basis to challenge the ET’s assessment of Gascoigne as having limb b employment status.In September 2017, the Central London Employment Tribunal ruled against Addison Lee in a similar case: Lang, Olszeski and Morahan v Addison Lee. It found that the three claimants had been misclassified and were therefore entitled to greater employment rights, including holiday pay.Jason Moyer-Lee, general secretary at IWGB, said: “For anyone who has the vaguest awareness of employment law, the fact that Addison Lee has lost its appeal will come as no surprise. The real shocker is that, even though tribunal after tribunal after tribunal has shown that [organkisations] in the so-called ‘gig economy’ are unlawfully depriving their workers of rights, the government still does nothing but talk.”An Addison Lee spokesperson stated: “We will study the ruling carefully before making any decisions on next steps.”last_img read more

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Sale pricing on two Disney sailings just for Canadians

first_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Sale pricing on two Disney sailings, just for Canadians TORONTO — Disney Cruise Line has a special deal for Canadian passengers.Canadian residents can save 25% on fall cruises from New York City with the cruise line, sailing to the Bahamas onboard the Disney Magic on a choice of two holiday-themed cruises: the seven-night ‘Halloween on the High Seas’ Bahamian cruise departing Oct. 14, 2017; and the eight-night ‘Very Merrytime’ Bahamian cruise departing Nov. 18, 2017.Passengers can save 25% off verandah, oceanview and inside staterooms. Both sailings feature a Marvel Day at Sea with themed programing.At least one adult member on the reservation will need to provide proof of Canadian residency at check-in. The offer applies to categories 4A to 11C, based on availability and excludes suites and categories with restrictions.last_img read more

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Deloitte releases 2014 tourism hotel market outlook

first_imgProfessional service firm, Deloitte, has released its twice annual Tourism and Hotel Market Outlook report, containing key developments across the Australian tourism and hospitality sectors and projections on both domestic and international tourism over the next three years.According to Deloitte Access Economics’ detailed report, improved conditions in the US and UK have contributed to the strongest growth in international arrivals to Australia in nine years, reporting an 8.2 per cent visitation increase in the year ending May 2014, while both domestic and international visitor nights grew slightly, showing a preference for shorter trips.While growth in domestic overnight travel continued to grow, reporting a 4.0 per cent increase, the majority of this was driven by business travel as opposed to leisure as seen in previous quarters, with business travel seeing a 6.3 per cent increase.However, while domestic travel didn’t see the momentum it experienced mid-2013, Australians’ love of overseas leisure travel combined with the resilience of the Aussie dollar contributed to a growth of nearly eight per cent in international holiday travel.Domestic tourism experienced its biggest growth in Western Australia while Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales led the way in international visitation.Overall international visitor arrivals grew by 8.2 per cent led by a 9.4 per cent increase in leisure travel, while both leisure and overall travel recorded its fastest growth in nearly a decade.This unprecedented growth was driven by arrivals from Asia, with Chinese travellers leading the way at a growth of 11.9 per cent, while an increase in low-cost carrier capacity saw numbers in leisure travellers from Malaysia and Singapore surge by 20.4 per cent and 16.0 per cent respectively.Meanwhile, visitors from the US grew 9.1 per cent, its fastest yearly growth since March 2010, while UK arrivals showed a major turnaround with an 11.9 per cent increase, after having dropped by nearly 20 per cent over the previous six years.According to the report, Deloitte forecasts international arrivals will grow by 5.1 per cent and international visitor nights by 5.2 per cent over the next three years, as the Aussie dollar eases and economic growth in key markets continues to improve and stabilise, while domestic travel is expected to grow by an average of two per cent per year, with leisure travel increasing.Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more

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