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At least 162 people have been arrested from different areas in the city for disorderly conduct during the Durga Puja festivities, a senior Kolkata Police officer said on Wednesday. Different sections of Kolkata Police’s Detective Department conducted raids at several locations, he said, adding the Anti-Rowdy Squad arrested 144 people for disorderly conduct. The Anti-Burglary Squad arrested 2 persons for specific cases and 4 mobile phones were recovered, he said. “During the last 4 days of Bandhu Kolkata initiative, 15 children were handed over to the Kolkata Police’s Missing Person Squad,” the IPS officer said. Thirteen of the children were handed over to their guardian and 2 others were sent to a shelter home for their safe custody, he said. Around seven persons were admitted at several hospitals and nursing home when they fell sick during pandal hopping till Tuesday, the police said. The Watch Section of the Kolkata Police also took 16 persons including 2 women into preventive detention from different Metro stations and Puja Complex in the cities and 12 stolen mobile phones has been recovered, the officer added.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met the Congress MLAs-elect from Maharashtra on Tuesday night after the imposition of President’s Rule in the State. He reportedly spoke to the newly elected members, staying at a luxury resort near Jaipur since Friday, on the latest political developments.Mr. Gehlot headed to the resort after arriving here from Punjab. AICC general secretary Avinash Pande and other Congress leaders were in the resort.The Opposition BJP accused the Congress government of extending hospitality to the party’s newly elected MLAs at the cost of its work for the people of Rajasthan. “The primary responsibility of the State government is the welfare of people here. The Congress has forgotten them,” former BJP Minister Arun Chaturvedi said.Mr. Chaturvedi said the Maharashtra MLAs had been brought to the State and were being kept in a resort here with the “sole objective” of the formation of government by the Congress in that State. All the 44 MLAs were shifted to the Rajasthan resort in two phases on Friday and Saturday. The MLAs, who earlier visited the tourist destination in and around Jaipur, did not venture out of the resort on Tuesday. They went to Mr. Gehlot’s official residence for a dinner on Monday night.
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pacquiao, despite outpunching Horn 182-92, was a pure class act and he didn’t mind the judges’ scoring of the match. READ: Pacquiao ‘definitely’ open to Horn rematchWaleska Roldan scored the bout 117-111, while the other two, Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan, both scored it, 115-113.“He deserves it,” said Pacquiao. “I’ve got no complaints about it.”RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena GALLERY: Horn beats Pacquiao in ‘Battle of Brisbane’ What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Jeff Horn, top, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)Australian pugilist Jeff Horn is a 29-year-old former school teacher, former Olympian, and on Sunday he can finally put “world champion” in his resume.Horn shocked the sporting world when he escaped with a unanimous decision win over the legendary Manny Pacquiao and laid claim to the WBO world welterweight championship in the “Battle of Brisbane” at Suncorp Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision winBefore fighting Pacquiao for the strap, Horn held the WBO and IBF inter-continental welterweight titles, but it was the world title that tugged the Aussie’s heartstrings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“This is an absolute dream come true,” said Horn while the maroon and gold belt sparkled over his left shoulder. “I guess the crowd was behind me.” Horn is Brisbane’s own son and fighting in front of thousands of adoring fans made his stunning victory sweeter. MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Horn answers questions about his victory over Pacquiao8.2K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Chongson reiterated his approach to these final games as his chance to correct the recurring mistakes for his Rhum Masters.“We’re treating these last games as tuneup. We want to finetune our execution and I hope our communication won’t go offline,” he said.Mario Bonleon topped cellar-dwelling AMA (1-8) with 23 points on a paltry 8-of-23 clip, while also hauling down seven rebounds.Daniel Salonga added 15 markers, while Andre Paras notched 12 points and 12 boards in the Titan’s third straight loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant But that’s the least of coach Lawrence Chongson’s concerns as he seeks to improve his side going to the playoffs.“Whatever happens, it’s a process. All I want is to build a certain identity, a certain culture that we’re ready regardless on who we play against,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJames Martinez scattered 14 points and two assists to lead Tanduay’s balanced attack.Renz Palma got 11 markers and five dimes, and Jom Sollano tallied a near double-double of 10 points and seven rebounds. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments MOST READ James Martinez. PBA IMAGESWith the playoffs firmly in mind, Tanduay crippled AMA Online Education, 91-80, to grab its seventh win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The victory kept the Rhum Masters in contention for the second outright semis seat, but they would need to win their final game against Racal on Thursday and Cignal HD to drop its game versus CEU on Tuesday to claim the slot.ADVERTISEMENT Marinerong Pilipino inches closer to D-League playoff berth LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo TANDUAY 91 – Martinez 14, Palma 11, Sollano 10, Gaco 9, Vigil 9, Alvarez 8, Eguilos 6, Sanga 6, Santos 6, Varilla 6, Tambeling 4, Villamor 2, Taganas 0, Terso 0.AMA 80 – Bonleon 23, Salonga 15, Paras 12, Alas 10, Magpantay 10, Calma 4, Macaranas 3, Malones 3, Carpio 0, Celso 0, Jordan 0.Quarters: 21-18, 44-35, 65-53, 91-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Monday said his statement that his team is aiming to make the Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar wait for his 100th international century, had been given a negative bend by the Indian media.”No one doubts the greatness of Tendulkar. But if someone asks me about him and the semi-final clash against India, obviously I will not say we will allow him to make runs,” said Afridi.”I will say we will try to stop him from scoring runs. There are instances where Sachin has scored a century and India has lost the match,” he added.Pakistan are all set to clash against India in the high-voltage semifinal in Mohali on Wednesday and it seems that the mind games are on.Earlier, Afridi had reportedly said, “He (Tendulkar) will have to wait until after the World Cup to reach the landmark. We will try and make sure no batsman plays a long innings (in the semi-final at Mohali).”Afridi further slammed the Indian media for spreading negativity surrounding his team and the high-profile match itself.”There is lot of negativity in the Indian media. We are not in India for any war but to play cricket. All this negativity is very disappointing,” Afridi told Geo news channel from Mohali.He said that the only way the Pakistan team could respond to the negative campaign in the Indian media was by performing well on the field.”We will try to give our 110 percent in this big match. But we will just do our best whatever the result. After the match we just want to be content in our hearts that we gave our best,” he said.advertisementSpeaking on his team’s strategy against India in the semifinal, Afridi said the basic strategy will be to target the Indian openers – Virender Sehwag and Tendulkar – and not give them room to play their shots.”We will finalise our strategy tomorrow but these are quality players and you can’t allow them room in such a big match.” .Expressing his apprehensions about the dew factor at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium, the captain said, “Yes there is plenty of dew here in the evening but they are using chemicals to fight it and hopefully it will not be that bad but in such circumstances the toss becomes important for both teams.”Responding to the growing clamour for the inclusion of retiring fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for the crucial game, Afridi confirmed that the touring team management was seriously considering playing him on Wednesday.”Yes, we would like him to play but we first have to check his match fitness and form. We will watch him in the nets. We don’t want him to just bowl four or five overs but his full quota of overs,” said Afridi.Shoaib has been ignored for Pakistan’s last three matches in the tournament but Afridi said the management would watch the paceman in the nets on Tuesday and then take a decision on his inclusion.The 35-year-old speedster, who will retire after the World Cup, has not played since a reported bust up with wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal after the match against New Zealand that Pakistan lost and for which Shoaib was fined USD 2000 by the management on disciplinary grounds.Afridi said he was disappointed by the remarks made by Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik about the government keeping a close watch on the players in the semifinal because of the spot-fixing scandal.”I don’t think he should have said such a thing at such a time.”Afridi said he and his players were just keeping themselves restricted to the hotel and ground because of the security issues.”We are spending a lot of time together in the hotel and gelling together and preparing for the big match because the pressure and expectations on us are very high.”But the good thing is the boys are relaxed and smiling and looking forward to the match,” said Afridi.– With PTI inputs
Ahead of the floor test, Rawat sporting a tilak on hisAhead of the floor test, Rawat sporting a tilak on his forehead had exuded confidence that he would comfortably win the trust vote.”The people are with us. The Gods Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath — all are with us. We are all together, the people who are supporting us, we have their blessings.PDF, BSP, UKD.BJP can claim anything they want, winner will be Uttarakhand,” he said outside the Assembly.Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Ajay Bhatt had said he was confident that the MLAs will listen to the voice of their conscience.”On March 18 when the trouble erupted in the House, some members joined hands with us hearing the voice of their conscience. Today also some MLAs will pay heed to the voice of their conscience and join us,” he said.Congress leader Ambika Soni had said, “We have the numbers and will win the floor test without any difficulty.”She also alleged that huge amounts had been offered by the opposite side to lure legislators “on our side”.The trust vote comes a day after the High Court yesterday dismissed the petition of nine Congress MLAs challenging their disqualification and the Supreme Court refusing to give any relief to them.PTI ALM VSC DV
Mumbai, Sep 3 (PTI) Prison Department has suspended superintendent of Thane District Jail Hiralal Jadhav, who is accused of molestation by a woman staffer.Confirming the suspension, DIG (Prison) Bhushan Upadhyay said, “Serious offence was registered against Jadhav and such behaviour from a senior cop is neither expected nor acceptable.”Jadhav yesterday filed anticipatory bail before the Thane district court. District judge M M Walimohhmed adjourned the hearing, calling for the prosecutions reply.Police on August 31 had registered a case of molestation under section 354 of Indian Penal Code against him.The 31-year-old complainant, a woman constable, had alleged that Jadhav misused his position and outraged her modesty.According to sources, the constable was posted at the Thane jail few months ago and had requested the jail superintendent to settle issues regarding her quarter (government accommodation) allotment. PTI APM ARS ASV SDM
Putting his swimming career on hold after his second DUI arrest, Olympic champion Michael Phelps began a six-week program that he said “will provide the help I need to better understand myself.”The winningest athlete in Olympic history made the announcement in a series of posts on his Twitter account.According to his representatives at Octagon, Phelps entered an in-patient program that will keep him from competing at least through mid-November, though there’s no indication he plans to give up swimming.“The past few days have been extremely difficult,” Phelps said in a statement. “I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself. I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.He added, “Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.”The 29-year-old Phelps was arrested early Sept. 30th and charged with drunken driving in his native Baltimore. Police said he failed a series of field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.14 percent, well above the legal limit of 0.08.Phelps retired after the 2012 Olympics in London, having won a record 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall. But he returned to competition this year with the goal of making the 2016 Rio Games.His comeback has produced encouraging results, including three golds and two silvers at the Pac Pacific Championships in August.Now, swimming is on the backburner.A statement from Octagon said Phelps was entering “a comprehensive program that will help him focus on all of his life experiences and identify areas of need for long-term personal growth and development.”“Michael takes this matter seriously and intends to share his learning experiences with others in the future,” the statement said.While Phelps was still working out his schedule for the upcoming year, he will surely miss the first U.S. Grand Prix meet at Minneapolis, which begins Nov. 20. The remaining five Grand Prix meets are all in the first half of 2015 — important steps in the lead-up to next summer’s world championships in Russia.Phelps has already qualified for the worlds, the biggest meet on the swimming calendar outside of the Olympics. He was not planning to compete in the short course world championships, which will be held in early December in Qatar. The U.S. team for that meet, which includes longtime Phelps rival Ryan Lochte, was announced last week.Chuck Wielgus, the Executive Director of USA Swimming, praised Phelps for entering a program. The governing body suspended him for three months in 2009 after a photo emerged showing Phelps using a marijuana pipe, even though he was not charged.USA Swimming has not taken any disciplinary action for his second DUI arrest.“We fully support Michael’s decision to place his health and well-being as the number one priority,” Wielgus said. “His self-recognition and commitment to get help exhibit how serious he is to learn from this experience.”Phelps was also charged with excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. An officer reported that Phelps was clocked going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone.His trial is scheduled for Nov. 19.The statement of probable cause said Phelps’ eyes were red, bloodshot, and “his speech was mush mouth.” When asked to do a one-leg stand, Phelps replied, “That’s not happening,” according to the statement.Phelps was previously charged with drunken driving as a 19-year-old, fresh off his second Olympic games in Greece, where he won six gold medals.He pleaded guilty to the charges, but as a young first-time offender he was able to avoid conviction. He was granted probation before judgment and sentenced to 18 months on probation and a fine.If convicted of the latest charges, Phelps faces up to a year in jail, a $1,000 fine and the loss of his driver’s license for six months. However, legal experts said it’s unlikely the swimmer would have to serve any jail time.___(PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
(Eds: Combining related reports) Thiruvananthapuram/Patna, Jun 21(PTI) As millions of yoga enthusiasts stretched and twisted their bodies today, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said yoga should not be seen as part of any religious practice while key BJP ally and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar skipped the International Yoga Day event yet again. Speaking at the state-level celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayan, a CPI-M veteran, however lauded the greatness and benefits of yoga. Yoga can be practised by all, irrespective of caste and religion, he said, adding it should be done with a ‘free and secular’ mind. Vijayan said the LDF government has taken steps to set up a yoga and naturopathy centre of international standards in the state. Stating that yoga was an exercise and not part of any ritual, Vijayan lamented that attempts were being made by some groups to “hijack” it in the name of religion. “This kind of false propaganda will only keep common people away from yoga and reduce its popularity,” he said. Terming yoga as a ‘good exercise’ for the body and mind, the chief minister said, “though there may be many other forms of exercises in the world, there is nothing as good as yoga especially for the mental health and well-being.” In Bihar, Nitish Kumar did not participate in the main Yoga Day event in Patna which set tongues wagging. The event was inaugurated by Governor Satya Pal Malik and attended by top BJP leaders including union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.advertisement However, both the ruling allies–JD(U) and BJP– sought to play down the issue. The JD(U) said Kumar has been practising yoga daily even before it was declared as an International Day by the United Nations in 2015 and “it would be wrong to attach any political meaning to personal decisions.” When asked about Kumar’s absence at the event, both Prasad and Modi insisted that what was important was that people practised yoga regularly, wherever they chose, and that the presence or absence of a public figure must not be politicized. Nitish Kumar, who himself is a regular yoga practitioner and is said to have learnt the ancient practice from noted exponents at the renowned Bihar School of Yoga at Munger, has been critical of the mass yoga drill organized on June 21 every year since 2015. Speculation was rife that Kumar might take part in the celebrations this year following his return to the BJP-led NDA in August last which he had left in 2013. But, he was conspicuous by his absence at the mega event held at Patliputra sports complex. We know that Nitish Kumar is a yoga enthusiast. And that is what is important. Please do not politicize the issue, Union Law minister Ravishankar Prasad, who had arrived from New Delhi to attend the celebrations, told reporters in Patna. Sushil Modi on his part asked, “why do you want to make an issue out of Nitish Kumar’s absence?” “There are many BJP leaders who could not make it to the function. There may be many leaders, not just in JD(U) but even in opposition parties like the RJD, who practice yoga regularly. Would you try to derive a political meaning out of that? JD(U) spokesman Rajiv Ranjan Prasad said the party leaders including Nitish Kumar begin their day with yoga. “We did so today also. We have been practicing yoga since much before the International Yoga Day came into being…There is no party stand, as such, with regard to taking part in the celebrations. Hence, it would be wrong to attach any political meaning to personal decisions. Opposition RJD latched on to Kumar’s absence to take a dig at him. In a statement, RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwary said it was “part of the old strategy of Nitish to appear different from his allies and then make a volte face.” Tiwary is a former associate of the chief minister. In Kolkata, BJP national secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya asked by newsmen if there is lack of enthusiasm in celebrating the Yoga day in West Bengal, said it was a matter of regret the Mamata Banerjee government was finding politics in everything. “Yoga Day is also being celebrated in Islamic countries of the world, but the West Bengal government is politicising everything,” he said.PTI LGK JRK NAC SNS SUS GSN GSNGSN
Share on WhatsApp Wada says database confirms McLaren report on Russia doping Share on LinkedIn Team GB Since you’re here… Winter Olympics 2014: bobsleigh Support The Guardian Share via Email Reuse this content Share on Twitter Russia’s deputy prime minister has sought to play down evidence that suggests his direct involvement in the country’s systematic doping programme.Diary entries from the key whistleblower in the Russian doping scandal have been published, detailing meetings with Vitaly Mutko, who was the country’s sports minister at the time.Mutko remains president of Russia’s FA, headed the bid for the 2018 World Cup, and will be a key figure in the draw on Friday in Moscow. The diary entries of Grigory Rodchenkov, former head of the Moscow anti-doping lab and now living under federal protection in the United States, directly implicate Mutko.The timing is particularly damaging with the sporting world’s focus on Russia in the run-up to the World Cup and coming a week before the International Olympic Committee will rule on Russia’s involvement at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year.Mutko did not seem particularly perturbed by publication of the Rodchenkov diaries by the New York Times. “I have no time to read it right now,” he said. In a separate interview with the BBC, Mutko said Russia had become accustomed to dealing with such allegations. “Of course that’s a huge disappointment that we have to pay so much attention to such problems in the context of Russia. The same situation happened with the Olympic Games in Sochi. Now it’s happening again right before the World Cup.”Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team are set to be awarded a retrospective bronze medal from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi after the International Olympic Committee announced more doping sanctions for Russian athletes.The crew of John Jackson, Bruce Tasker, Stuart Benson and Joel Fearon initially finished fifth in Sochi. But the IOC has now confirmed that Aleksandr Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin – who all competed for Russia’s B team that originally finished fourth – have been disqualified over their involvement in the Russian doping scandal.With Russia’s A team also being disqualified this week by an IOC disciplinary commission over the Sochi 2014 doping scandal, the GB team look certain to be upgraded to bronze, with Latvia taking gold and the US silver. news Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Winter Olympics Read more Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on Facebook The latest verdicts bring the total of Russian athletes sanctioned by the IOC for being involved in a state-sponsored programme in Sochi to 22 – and will increase the pressure on the IOC to ban Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics when it meets on Tuesday in Lausanne.Benson and Jackson have since retired. Jackson revealed he cried when his wife told him the news of his impending promotion. “When Paula told me, there was not much I could say back to her,” he said. “I was pretty speechless and didn’t really know what to think.“There’s no point being annoyed or angry about not being able to stand on the Olympic podium because that moment has gone and it doesn’t matter how much we dwell on it, we’ll never get it back. It’s just looking forward to getting to that point that, once all the appeals have gone through and hopefully we do get upgraded to the medal, we can stand on a podium somewhere or receive the medals together rather than through the post.”
In a strange sporting crossover, former tennis world number one Lleyton Hewitt has hit out at Barcelona star Gerard Pique for his influence over the Davis Cup. Pique’s company Kosmos has signed a mammoth $3 billion deal stretching 25 years with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) which will see them replace the Davis Cup with the World Cup of Tennis.The new-look format will be held over 18-weeks, see matches restricted to three sets and have the final played in Spain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Hewitt, himself a Davis Cup winner, is less than impressed with the changes Pique’s company is overseeing. “It’s ridiculous. We’re getting run by a Spanish football player,” Hewitt said.”That’s like me coming out and making changes to the Champions League. He knows nothing about tennis.”His group has bought into the ITF and now they’re basically running the ITF and that’s why we see all these Spanish sponsors and a soccer league is now the biggest sponsor of the Davis Cup.”It’s mind-boggling.”Pique founded Kosmos in 2017 and is the current president of the sports and media investment group. With a number of players vowing they won’t participate in the new-look Davis Cup, Pique has attempted to shift focus onto the team aspect of the competition, while confirming fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal will play. “We want to focus on teams not individuals, on players representing their nation and their federation and on building the best teams possible,” Pique said in October 2018.”We want the focus on the competition to be the teams, which is what it always has been. The Davis Cup has survived for 118 years because of the national teams, and because individual players haven’t been so important.”I’ve spoken to all the players, Rafa has been very positive and now it will be in Madrid he likes it even more, he has told me if he is fit he will come.”
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 will be smarter and stylish than ever before, launch set for June 11Xiaomi is yet to reveal the price of the Mi Band but going by Xiaomi’s track record the price of the Mi Band 4 is expected to be at par with the Mi Band 3. This means that the Mi Band 4 will cost around Rs 2,000 when it launches in India.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 09:34 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi Mi Band 4 is coming.The Mi Band 4 is all set to launch on June 11.Compared to Mi Band 3, the Mi Band 4 is expected to be much smarter.Xiaomi is on a roll and the company doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon. The company just announced two new Redmi phones — Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro — and is now looking to launch Mi 9T on June 12. By now we know that Xiaomi is way more than just a smartphone manufacturer. The company sells several smart devices and is now all set to announce a new one. Xiaomi has officially confirmed to launch the Mi Band 4, the successor to Mi Band 3, on June 11, a day before Mi 9T’s launch.Xiaomi has confirmed the launch of Mi Band 4 via a post on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo. The poster reveals some details about the Mi Band 4. It suggests that the Mi Band 4 will come with coloured display — first time for a Mi Band — and will be available in several funky colours. The poster also hints that compared to the Mi Band 3, the Mi Band 4 will sport a much bigger panel. Notably, these details about the Mi Band 4 have already been revealed by the numerous leaks and rumours. Ahead of the official launch Mi Band 4 has been subjected to several leaks. Some of the newly leaked images suggest that the Mi Band 4 will come with a colour OLED display that will be much bigger than the Mi Band 3, that was launched in India last year alongside the Redmi 6 series of phones. Leaks and rumours also suggest that the Mi Band 4 will offer long-lasting battery life and an enhanced heart rate sensing over the previous Mi Bands. Leaks also suggest Mi Band 4 will come with NFC support but sadly that is expected to be limited to just the top-end model of the smart band.advertisementXiaomi is yet to reveal the price of the Mi Band but going by Xiaomi’s track record the price of the Mi Band 4 is expected to be at par with the Mi Band 3. This means that the Mi Band 4 will cost around Rs 2,000 when it launches in India. The Mi Band 3 costs Rs 1,999 in India right now. Recently Xiaomi India announced that the company managed to sell over 1 million Mi Band 3 in India since launch. We expect the Mi Band 4 to hit the Indian market very soon.ALSO READ | Free World Cup match livestream on Hotstar for Jio users, extra 102GB data also available for Rs 251ALSO READ | iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max camera and storage details revealed in new leakALSO READ | Samsung brings world’s first QLED 8K TV to India: Price and availabilityGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow Xiaomi
zoom In an effort to meet the needs of mega ships entering into the global fleet, APM Terminals has decided to modify ten of its Noell STS cranes at the Pier 400 Los Angeles container terminal.The modification contract, to be undertaken by Shanghai-based ZPMC, will include the raising of the overall height and extension of the crane boom to accommodate Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS) of up to 20,000 TEU capacity.After the modifications designed by the original crane manufacturer, Terex-Noell, the 10 STS cranes will become the tallest in the USA, according to APM Terminals.Another feature of the upgraded cranes will be the Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination, which will improve visibility, and accuracy of the cranes’ associated Optical Character Recognition (OCR) programs, which will also reduce energy use by 60% compared with the previous conventional lighting system, the terminal operator added.In December 2015, the 18,000 TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin visited the pier, marking the first call of a vessel of that size to any North American port. The containers aboard the vessel were stacked seven levels-high on-deck, reducing the effective vessel capacity to 15,000 TEUs during that call. A total of 11,229 containers were loaded and unloaded during the vessel’s visit.The largest vessels calling US West Coast ports at present are of the 12,000 to 13,000 TEU range, on the Far East/US West Coast services.
Kolkata: Organs of a brain dead patient were transplanted to three patients in three hospitals in the city on Tuesday.Kolkata Police successfully arranged three green corridors from Minto Park area to SSKM Hospital, Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and a private hospital on Eastern Metropolitan (EM) Bypass near Kadapara to facilitate the shifting of the organs. According to sources, Chinmoy Ghosh (35) of Memari in East Burdwan met with an accident on July 10. When he was riding his scooter to reach home, a truck allegedly hit him. Immediately after the accident he was rushed to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital. Late in the night when his condition deteriorated, Ghosh was shifted to a nursing home near Minto Park in Kolkata. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersGhosh’s family members said due to an internal hemorrhage his condition was deteriorating. On Sunday, doctors informed that Ghosh’s chances of survival was almost nil. “When we were told that he would not survive, we thought of donating his organs to help other people. We got in touch with state Health department to get the process started,” said Arunava Mitra, a relative of the patient. On Monday afternoon, Ghosh’s family was informed by the doctors that he condition was similar to being brain dead and it could only be ascertained after government doctors examine him. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn the afternoon, a team of doctors from multiple state-run hospitals and Sasthya Bhavan visited the nursing home and examined Ghosh. Later, he was officially declared brain dead by the doctors. All state-run and private hospitals were contacted to find patients who needed his organs. Ghosh’s heart was given Surajit Patra, who is a CMCH patient. He had problems in his heart valve. The liver and one of his kidneys were sent to SSKM Hospital where two patients Bidhan Adhikary of Bongaon received the liver and Rama Kumari Dhanu of Mominpur received the kidney. Another kidney was taken to a private hospital on EM Bypass near Kadapara which was provided to IAS officer Chandan Sinha. Ghosh’s eyes were provided to a private eye hospital in the city and the skin was preserved at the skin bank in SSKM Hospital. Ghosh’s family members alleged that the nursing home manipulated the medical bills. They said when they requested for a waiver, nursing home authorities reportedly told them that they had deducted Rs 33,000 in the bill. However, after getting the bill, Ghosh’s family members discovered that only Rs 7,000 was waived off. Mitra alleged that even after Ghosh was declared brain dead, the nursing home continued charging them. He said after cremation and other rituals are completed they would lodged a complaint with health commission in this regard.
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:DSW Inc., down $3.27 to $22.09The footwear retailer surprised investors with a fourth-quarter loss.Michaels Cos., up $1 to $12.79The arts and crafts retailer reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue.Syneos Health Inc., up $3.98 to $51.40The clinical research company beat Wall Street’s profit expectations for the fourth quarter and gave investors a solid forecast.HFF Inc., up $2.50 to $49.01Real estate services company Jones LaSalle is buying the capital markets services company for $2 billion in cash and stock.Fox Corp., down $1.31 to $39.55The Fox News parent began trading as a stand-alone company after splitting from Twenty-First Century Fox, which is being bought by Disney.Covenant Transportation Group Inc., down $1.79 to $19.61The company warned investors that it could post weak first-quarter earnings because of softer demand.Nvidia Corp., up $6.76 to $175.71The chipmaker held its annual investors’ meeting Tuesday.Ford Motor Co., up 13 cents to $8.70The carmaker is shifting 550 jobs to its Kentucky truck plant to boost production amid growing demand for large SUVs.The Associated Press
The county library does a lot more for the community than just provide books.The Simcoe branch of the Norfolk County Public Library recently opened a free pantry, and is offering patrons support of the Canadian Mental Health Association one day a week.These are both brought in by an activist group called RISE (Raising awareness, Improving conditions, Striving for social equity, and Evaluating actions and knowledge). People can drop into the monthly RISE meetings to chat about the issues they face living in Norfolk County.Some of the issues discussed by the group are lack of accessible and affordable housing, lack of access to nutritious food, and the general stigma attached to using programs like Ontario Works.The Little Free Pantry has been open for almost two weeks and has already been heavily accessed by people in the community.Anyone that would like to donate to the pantry is reminded they are not accepting food donations. They are looking for things that may not be covered by a food bank such as sanitary products, shampoo, tissues, and paper towels. All donations can be brought to the front desk.Accessing the pantry can be totally anonymous, and it is placed in a selected area to provide privacy.“They do not have to identify themselves, they just go over to the corner that it’s in, which is by the end of the fiction section, or they can ask staff for directions as to how to find it,” said Beverly Slater, manager of programming and communications at the Norfolk County Public Library.The unveiling of the pantry comes just after the library system offered income tax preparation for low-income residents and families. Seven hundred returns were filed through the program.Slater said that assisting those in need is “a very important part of our job as the library and as one of our community hubs.”“We have a need in our community to give access and to help,” she added.The library is also holding open office hours with Brandy Weaver, a case manager and transition support worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk. The hours are currently being held on Tuesdays at the Simcoe branch.Weaver will be open to discussing community support, counseling, family support, housing, mental health, and vocational support with anyone in the community seeking email@example.com
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) From 29 October this year, every trailer that is built in a single stage will need to comply with complex new Type Approval rules warns industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).This milestone is the latest in the programme of Europe-wide changes to Type Approval Regulations. From the end of October, every trailer manufactured will need European Community Whole Vehicle or National Small Series Type Approval. Without one of these approvals, trailers will not be permitted to use the road. Alternatively, the trailer can be subjected to an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.To help trailer manufactures, bodybuilders, converters and vehicle manufactures to achieve the required Type Approval quickly and easily, SMMT has developed its SENTA Guide. This online tool provides guidance to companies seeking Type Approval and uses a simple step-by-step system to produce Type Approval documentation. The service is free to SMMT members and charges a one-off fee to non-members.For more information on Type Approval and SMMT’s SENTA tool go to senta.smmt.co.uk.
Three days before he detonated a bomb that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert venue, police believe Abedi withdrew £250 from an ATM before he went shopping in the centre around 8pm, the broadcaster said. Two poor-quality images from closed circuit television show a young man, who Sky said the police believed to be Abedi, dressed in black with a black rucksack with a vivid blue lining. Price tags on the rucksack indicate it had just been purchased, they said.Photographs from the investigation published by the New York Times earlier on Wednesday show remnants of blue material it said came from a Karrimor-branded backpack carried by Abedi. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Abedi visits Arndale shopping centre on May 19 Credit:Sky News The Manchester Arena bomber Credit:Facebook Remnants of what is believed to be the terrorist’s backpack The images, which also show a trigger switch with a tiny circuit board soldered into the end, were leaked to the paper after being shared with US intelligence, prompting a furious response among ministers. Manchester bomber Salman Abediwas photographed by security cameras in the city’s Arndale shopping centre on Friday evening, carrying a rucksack that appeared to be recently purchased, Sky News reported.
Some very lucky fishermen managed to reel in a prize catch – Britain’s biggest ever blue shark.You may not want to get nose-to-nose with this magnificent creature, who has been released back into the ocean, but the four fishermen were all smiles as they held up the giant animal.The shark weighed 256lbs, which beat the previous record of 214lbs – a record which had held firm for 58 years.The 9ft animal was caught during a fishing trip off Penzance, Cornwall, by amateur angler John Dine.The group, from Essex, managed to get it onboard by working together.They then quickly calculated its weight, held it aloft for a photo and then returned the creature back to the sea.The men will claim the ‘catch and release’ record from the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain in the next month.For those interested in how to land a huge shark, Mr Dine used mackerel bait on a size 10/0 hook and a 400lb, 49-strand Fin-Nor rod and reel to bring it in. Show more Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.