Shatrughan targeted over PM choice

first_imgUnion Minister and BJP Lok Sabha candidate Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday questioned actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha’s commitment to the Congress, his new party, for favouring SP leader Akhilesh Yadav as the prime ministerial candidate.Mr. Prasad, BJP nominee for the Patna Sahib parliamentary seat, also claimed that the “opportunistic alliance” of the Opposition parties in Bihar has disintegrated as RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav did not share stage with Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his rallies. The Union Minister is now in direct contest with Mr. Sinha, the two-time BJP MP from Patna Sahib, who is a Congress candidate this time. Talking to reporters, Mr. Prasad said he would not name his rival during the entire campaigning. To a query about Mr. Sinha favouring Akhilesh Yadav as the PM candidate, Mr. Prasad said, “You better ask this question to the Patna Sahib MP. He has been an MP for 22 years. He has now gone to a new party. He should tell you what is the yardstick for commitment in the new party.” Mr. Sinha, despite being a Congress candidate, had said in a TV interview that he sees the SP leader as the prime ministerial candidate. Mr. Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha had on April 18 filed her nomination papers from Lucknow as a Samajwadi Party nominee against BJP candidate and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.last_img read more

RCB, Nazara look to score off the pitch with a mobile game

first_imgTeam aims to extend its brand franchise beyond the IPL season With a view to cash in on cricket’s popularity, Royal Challengers Bangalore and gaming entity Nazara Games have come together to launch a new cricket game for mobile phones, titled RCB Star Cricket.RCB is looking to extend its brand franchise to the online sphere and create a game that will last more than the IPL season of 90 days. This will also mark the first cricket franchise to have a game off the field and on a screen.RCB Star Cricket is a social cricketing experience with India’s biggest cricketing stars like Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers.“Our aim is to create the largest cricketing community on a second screen. RCB will work exclusively with Nazara Games as part of a three-year partnership,” Nazara Games CEO Manish Agarwal told BusinessLine.Agarwal said the company is looking to keep the buzz alive both during and after the IPL season. “Typically, the shelf life of an online game is about three to six months. Our aim is to keep the momentum alive even after the end of the IPL season,” he said.Agarwal said the company is looking at 5-10 million downloads for RCB Star Cricket.RCB Chairman Amrit Thomas said: “Over the past 10 years, RCB has transcended from being just a cricket team to a lifestyle brand that connects with its fans across multiple touch points on digital platforms. We want to offer a more personalised RCB experience to these fans.”The RCB IPL team is owned by Royal Challengers Sports Private Ltd, a subsidiary of United Spirits Limited – a Diageo Group Company. Sridhar B, Chief Digital Marketing Officer, United Spirits Ltd, said the company will leverage its assets base by using key players.“When we look at gaming, we are also looking at a gaming market that is predominantly owned by the affluent class. We may also look at extending the game franchise to an esport league depending on the traction we get,” Sridhar added.Both companies did not specify the investment made into the new game. cricket April 07, 2017 Published on SHARE COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTlast_img read more

RCB have built something special with Virat Kohli and Daniel Vettori, says AB de Villiers

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore rode on an unbelievable innings from superstar batsman AB de Villiers to beat Gujarat Lions and progress to the Indian Premier League season nine final on Tuesday. (Match Report | Highlights | Scorecard)De Villiers’ unbeaten 79 from 47 balls saw RCB chase down their target of 159 with 10 balls to spare. His knock was laced with five boundaries and as many sixes. De Villiers teamed up with Iqbal Abdulla to rescue RCB when they were reduced to 29 for five, with Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson and Lokesh Rahul falling in quick succession. (Full IPL coverage)ECSTATIC DE VILLIERS”I was very very nervous. Just wanted to focus on the basics take it one ball at a time. I knew if I was there till the end, we would be close,” de Villiers said after the match. (I bow down to AB de Villiers, says Virat Kohli)”Virat told me to have a go at Dwayne Smith, as there was a bit of bad weather around. There was one six which just cleared the fence, got lucky there. I played just normal shots until the 15th over.”AB THANKS THE CROWD”Have to mention about the crowd, I think it’s the loudest I have ever heard a crowd in my life. See you all on Sunday (in the final). I also thought we were out of it.”De Villiers also had a special word of praise for Gujarat Lions pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, who had initially threatened to take RCB out of the contest with his four-wicket haul.advertisement”(Dhawal) Kulkarni bowled an amazing spell, I congratulated him for it. Lions almost had the game in their pocket. But cricket is a funny game, Zaheer Khan always says that to me.”RCB HAVE A SHOT AT GLORY ONCE AGAINBangalore have made it to their third IPL final, their first since 2010, when they lost in the summit clash against Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambram Stadium in Chepauk. (Here’s how RCB reached final despite rare Kohli duck)They will have a shot at glory once again when they return to their home ground for the final on Sunday.”We have built something special with (Daniel) Vettori and Virat (Kohli). Shows if you stick with the same squad and have the right spirit, good things come your way.”We were down and out in the first half of the tournament but have turned it around,” de Villiers summed up.last_img read more

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith showed kind of mental strength he has, says Glenn McGrath

first_imgSteve Smith’s twin hundreds in the opening Ashes Test was an example of what mental fortitude means after having gone through an extremely rough phase, Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath said on Wednesday.Smith scored 144 and 142 in Australia’s 251-run win against England at the Edgbaston in his comeback Test after being banned for a year due to the ball-tampering scandal.”You have to go out there and let the bat do the talking. It’s been 16 or 17 months since what happened in South Africa, it’s time to be left in the past. The crowd was giving Smith a pretty hard time. For him to come out there and perform shows the mental strength he has,” McGrath, the head of MRF Pace Foundation told reporters during an event.McGrath believes that it was the hunger to succeed having lost out a year of Test cricket that was evident in his batting.”He (Smith) just went out there and looked at ease, he looked like he had so much more time than anyone else in the whole match. That episode made him a lot hungrier. Those were couple of special innings, they meant a lot to him and the rest of the team,” he added.Also see:last_img read more

Sweden’s unity can surprise at World Cup – Dahlin

first_imgSweden Sweden’s collective spirit compensates for lack of stars, says Dahlin Naim Beneddra Last updated 1 year ago 06:00 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sweden celebrating against Italy Sweden World Cup The Scandinavians may lack the firepower of of recent years but their former star says they should be able to navigate their group to make the last-16 Sweden may be without famous star Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the World Cup, but their “collective spirit” gives them a good chance of progressing into the knockout stage in Russia, says former striker Martin Dahlin.Janne Andersson’s team beat Italy in the play-offs to secure their spot in the tournament this year after failing to reach the finals in 2010 and 2014.Their return to the big stage raised the possibility of all-time top scorer Ibrahimovic ending his international retirement, but the LA Galaxy star’s hopes went unfulfilled. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Drawn in Group F alongside Germany, South Korea and Mexico, Sweden will need strong showings in the group stage to book a place in the last-16, but Dahlin, who is now an agent, is sure they have enough quality to compensate for the lack of star power.”It’s a team that is very well organised,” Dahlin, who was a key part of the Sweden team that finished third in 1994, told Goal. “It’s also a team where everyone works hard for each other. There is a real collective spirit. There are not many big stars, but the collective is above all. And we see that they are doing well.”I could quote you [the big players] like Emil Forsberg, Jimmy Durmaz or Viktor Claesson. Overall I think it’s in midfield that you can have players who might surprise you.”I think they have a good chance of reaching at least the second round. I think they can beat South Korea and eventually Mexico. It will certainly be more difficult against Germany. But, for sure, they have all their chances to reach at least the round of 16.”Against Germany we will face one of the most competitive teams around at the moment. Of course it’s going to be complicated. But in the World Cup, you never know. Anything can happen.”Sweden’s tournament begins on Monday when they face South Korea in Nizhny.last_img read more

Video: Texas And Baylor Nearly Brawled In Overtime Tonight

first_imgTexas and Baylor almost fight during game.Texas hosted No. 14 Baylor tonight, and the Longhorns needed the win to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. They won 61-59 in overtime on a runner by guard Isaiah Taylor, but not before seven players from both teams were ejected following a serious scuffle in the extra session.The scrum started near the scorers table and resulted in multiple players leaving their respective benches. Assistant coaches and referees had to break up the action.A look at the fracas in Austin. Several #Texas players left the bench area, to join the scrum Maybe 1-2 #Baylor plyrs— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieTV) March 3, 2015Here’s a glance at the seven players who got the boot for their roles in the near melee.Seven players (4 Texas, 3 Baylor) have been ejected in #BAYvsTEX.— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) March 3, 2015Amazingly, Taylor, who was involved in starting the entire incident, not only didn’t get ejected but ended up winning the game with his floater in the lane. Longhorns head coach Rick Barnes needed this win, but it’ll be interesting to see if players from either team are suspended moving forward.last_img read more

BJP slams decorated athlete Anju Bobby George for denying joining party

first_imgBJP slams decorated athlete Anju Bobby George for denying joining partyLegendary athlete Anju Bobby George joined BJP on Saturday in presence of Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa. However, she later denied having joined the party leading to BJP members slamming her.advertisement Asian News International BengaluruJuly 8, 2019UPDATED: July 8, 2019 14:53 IST “Doesn’t she know the meaning of taking flag on stage from the president?” said a BJP member. (Photo: ANI)The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed athlete Anju Bobby George for reportedly changing her stand on joining the party.Speaking to ANI, Karnataka BJP media convenor S Shantaram said, “She (George) came on stage, took the party flag and our state President B S Yeddyurappa announced that she joined BJP. Don’t know why she changed her stand. Doesn’t she know the meaning of taking flag on stage from the president?”Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on July 6 launched the BJP membership drive from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.BJP had launched the membership drive with an aim to increase the number of its members by 20 per cent.George had on Sunday joined the party in the presence of Yeddyurappa. However, the Arjuna awardee, according to media reports, has denied joining the party.READ | Anju Bobby George slams Sports Ministry after being asked to resign as national observerWATCH | Anju Bobby George resigns from Kerala Sports Council after being humiliatedFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byNishtha Guptalast_img read more

Turkish Cargo Ship Seized in Ukraine

first_imgA Turkish cargo ship has been arrested by Ukrainian authorities for having called at ports in Crimea thus violating sanctions imposed on the region’s ports.The ship’s captain has been detained and the crew of 12 members are on board the vessel, currently being held in Ukrainian port of Kherson, as confirmed by the latest Marine Traffic data.Reuters cited the local prosecutors as saying that the crew is facing jail time of up to three years.Crimea was official annexed by Russia in May last year. Soon after Ukraine imposed a ban on Crimean port calls in July.The general cargo vessel was detained in Kherson, Ukraine, on March 4th, after a port inspection found a number of deficiencies which lead to the vessel’s subsequent arrest and seizure of documentation.The vessel is believed to have called Crimea ports several times without permission of Ukrainian authorities making the vessel subject to heavy fine or confiscation.However, the 2006-built Kanton, owned by Master Shipping Ltd, called at Sevastopol to pick up a cargo of feed barley in June 2014, Reuters reported citing the owner.Master Shipping told Reuters that the ship call was made before the ban and that the ship was afterwards given permission to enter other ports.The seizure comes despite the issued written permission, the move Master Shipping called illegal.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Federal candidates take on housing concerns in forum

first_imgNDP candidate Leah Gazan is taking on Liberal incumbent Robert-Falcon Ouellette.She rebutted Carr’s statement saying big dollar amounts don’t always address the issues.“On the ground, in fact, that only amounts to a house and a half or less than a house depending on how remote the community is,” she said.Things took a turn when Gazan called out the Liberals for, “bailing out a pipeline by $4.5 billion,” she said referring to the purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project last year.“If people were serious about homelessness and ending homelessness…they could have taken that money and invested in people,” said Gazan.Gazan brought up the purchase of the pipeline several times throughout the night before Carr reminded the panel they were there to talk about housing.“If you want to expand this debate to talk about climate and energy policy…I’m glad to do it but it would be a distraction from the major issue that we’re here to discuss,” said Carr.Part of the night included a question and answer portion with audience members.Katherine Thomas, who introduced herself using her spirit name Earth Old Woman, reiterated the need for more housing on traditional lands.“We’re not thriving here,” she said referring to Indigenous people who live in the city. “The system set up here is brutal to our people…and when we go back to our lands we heal and we thrive.”The CHRA estimates one in 15 Indigenous peoples living in urban and rural settings are homeless, compared to one in 128 for the non-Indigenous population.Gazan was the only one to respond to the suggestion, “if the community decides that we want to have houses built on land, we want to have houses built on our traditional trap lines then we have an obligation to work with communities.”Gazan is running in the Winnipeg Centre riding. She is also the partner of former NDP MP Romeo Saganash, who was in the audience. Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsHousing for Indigenous people living on and off reserve took centre stage during a forum in Winnipeg Wednesday night.Several local community-based organizations hosted the event to highlight the need for more social housing not just in the province but across the country as well.According to the national non-profit organization Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA), more than a million people live in approximately 600,000 subsidized homes in Canada, Three of the four major parties shared their platforms.Green candidate Andrea Shalay said if elected her party would implement a minister of housing.“We know that this is a national problem,” said Shalay, who is one of the candidates in Winnipeg Centre.“Creating a minister position is a great way of making sure that something is getting government focus.”(Green candidate Andrea Shalay, left, Leah Gazan who is running for the NDP and Liberal MP Jim Carr. Photo: Brittany Hobson/APTN)Both the NDP and Liberal candidates also committed to creating a minister of housing position during a lightning round of yes or no questions.Winnipeg South Centre incumbent Jim Carr was there for the Liberals.Carr, who was also the Minister of International Trade Diversification, promised those advocating for affordable housing would have easier access to government, “so that we have a better understanding on the ground of the kind of hardships that people are suffering when they don’t have affordable housing.”Carr also highlighted previous investments the Liberals made toward housing on First Nations, including $1 billion set aside in 2017 for on-reserve infrastructure including housing, water treatment systems, health facilities and other similar projects. Maïtée Saganash, daughter of Saganash, was also in the audience and took some time to exchange words with Carr regarding Bill C-262 and child welfare issues.“At this point drop the reconciliation lines. The Canadian Tribunal of Human Rights proved that you’re actually discriminating [against] First Nation children, so drop the reconciliation lines. What is your plan? What are you doing?” she probed.Carr said he would not stop working toward reconciliation.“Your government may not be able to move down that road at a pace that is comfortable or is satisfying to some, but no I won’t stop. Are you blaming the Federal Liberal government for the votes of five Conservative senators? You and I can have a longer conversation down the road about that.”No candidate from the Conservative party attended despite an invitation from read more

Retail inflation at 4month high of 257 in Feb as food prices

first_imgNew Delhi: Retail inflation jumped to a four-month high of 2.57 per cent in February due to costlier food articles, according to official data released Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index-based inflation for January was revised down to a 19-month low of 1.97 per cent from earlier estimate of 2.05 per cent. The retail inflation number for February 2019 is the highest since October 2018 when it stood at 3.38 per cent, the data released by the Central Statistics Office under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) showed. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepFood inflation was lower at (-) 0.66 per cent in February against 3.26 per cent in the same month last year. The retail inflation in February 2018 was at 4.44 per cent. On monthly basis, consumer food price index moved up by 0.15 per cent in February against January 2019. Protein-rich items such as meat & fish and eggs witnessed a quick rise prices at 5.92 per cent and 0.86 per cent respectively in February. Prices of cereal and products went up at 1.32 per cent. Prices of fruits (-4.62 per cent) and vegetables (- 7.69 per cent) continued to decline in February. In January, the prices declined 4.18 per cent and 13.32 per cent respectively. In fuel and light category, the rate of price rise slowed to 1.24 per cent from 2.20 per cent in January.last_img read more

UN agency and pharmaceutical firm launch initiative to combat cancer in Africa

The project, Education for Cancer in African Regions (EDUCARE), a novel joint effort by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Swiss-based Roche, is to be piloted in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.It will facilitate exchange of knowledge and skills, both at the healthcare provider and country-wide level. Training will be provided by an online training resource centre, known as the Virtual University for Cancer Control (VUCC), the first such platform for health workers across the continent.It is linked with the IAEA’s wider initiative to build regional training networks in cancer control and a Virtual University for Cancer Control (VUCCnet) in Africa. The IAEA is working in collaboration with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and other international partners to develop the VUCCnet across Africa.“As a leader in oncology, Roche believes that its strengths, expertise and resources can be used to improve the quality of oncology training and education in the poorest countries in the world,” said Maturin Tchoumi, General Manager Roche South Africa. “There is a real lack of basic education in oncology in Africa. By contributing our skills and competencies on the ground, Roche can make a real and sustainable improvement,” he added.The new public-private partnership reflects a shared concern over the increasing cancer burden in sub-Saharan Africa, a region of the world where cancer rates are growing rapidly. Cancer now accounts for 12.5 per cent of all deaths worldwide, more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. By 2020, there are expected to be 15 million new cases of cancer every year, 70 per cent of which will be in developing countries.The lack of trained health-care workers in oncology in sub-Saharan Africa has been cited as one of the key barriers to improved healthcare.In addition to financial support, Roche and the IAEA will work towards utilizing the expertise and skills of Roche employees by facilitating and implementing the education and training initiative.The partners have committed to a five-year plan, working together to achieve wider participation from health-care workers in the four countries involved in the project. EDUCARE aims to reach over 200 health-care workers in the first year of the programme.The programme will be governed and managed by an expert steering committee of representatives from Roche, the IAEA and WHO. 28 April 2010The United Nations atomic energy agency and the pharmaceutical firm Roche today launched an initiative to help combat a growing cancer epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. read more

Condemning terrorist attack in TelAviv Annan says it must not derail peace

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today condemned in the strongest possible terms tonight’s terrorist attack in Tel Aviv and urged Israelis and Palestinians not to let what called “this morally reprehensible act” derail the resumption of the peace process. “The Secretary-General calls on all concerned to exercise maximum restraint and begin the implementation of the Road Map that will be presented shortly,” a spokesman for the Secretary-General said in a statement released at UN Headquarters in New York late on Tuesday. Mr. Annan also reiterated his appeal to the Palestinians to pursue non-violent policies and urges the Palestinian Authority to make every effort to stop these terrorist acts against Israelis. “The Secretary-General remains convinced that there is no alternative to a political solution of the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the statement said. read more

New Nordberg NP13 impact crusher offers increased efficiency

first_imgMetso is introducing the new Nordberg® NP13 impact crusher to the market, the newest addition to a field-proven range of NP Series impact crushers. “Designed for increased safety and performance, NP13 is the perfect choice for secondary and tertiary applications.” The new Nordberg NP13 uses the same design as the NP15 but for smaller capacity requirements.“Performance, profitability and maintenance of the crushing plants are at the heart of this new crusher,” says Vincent Schmitt, Metso’s Product Manager for NP Series impact crushers. To improve crushing efficiency and produce more end products with less recirculation load, the NP13 features a steeper feed angle. This increases material penetration into the rotor and makes the discharge curve less sensitive to blow bar wear, enabling more consistent end products over time without having to change blow bars.The NP13 accepts feed material up to 350 mm and can be equipped with a 315 kW motor on a single drive. Its maximum throughput capacity is up to +20% more than that of the existing NP1213, and it can be installed on a lighter steel structure. The number of different side liners has been cut by nearly half compared with the NP1213.  The NP13 only requires seven different liners. “This clever wear part arrangement means more flexibility in the use of the side liners and less need for parts in stock.”Thanks to Metso IC crusher automation, product quality is both predictable and consistent. The Metso IC crusher automation system is available for the NP13 as well as for all of Metso’s crushers to give accurate control of the crusher parameters for a high-quality product and improved plant profitability. The wide selection of blow bars “ensures that customers always have the right tool, regardless of the abrasiveness of the crushed material. Metso’s triple-wedge blow bar attachment system is the easiest on the market and provides a very rigid assembly that allows the use of blow bars with ceramic inserts, even with coarse feed material.”To make maintenance safer and easier, NP13 has a new two-part rear frame that combines safety with easy, wide access. The operator can choose which way to open the frame, depending on where access is required. The removable breaker plate cassette on NP13 ensures the safe replacement of breaker plate liners. This patented innovation consists of a removable assembly so that the breaker plate liners can be changed in a safe place outside the crusher. An additional spare cassette can be prepared in advance to further ease and speed up liner changes.The NP13 maintenance bridge is an innovative and professional solution that provides safe and easy access to both the highest side liners and the rotor. This means that the operator performing the maintenance is always working under safe conditions. The patented Self-Rotation Rotor (SRR) system is the centralised point for the setting adjustment and blow bar change, and further increases safety during maintenance operations. Thanks to its automated turning, the rotor provides a safe environment for changing the blow bars without any risk of injury for the operator.In addition to these benefits, NP13 offers numerous customization options to help customers fit the crusher to their specific technical and business needs. These include a fully hydraulic setting adjustment, third breaker plate, drive equipment, sensors and automatic greasing, among others.last_img read more

East 17s Dublin Christmas concerts what to expect

first_imgI’m all confused, like a child with a choice of toy.(From ‘Thunder’)THE TUNES: Brian’s vocals are shocking.and THE BAND: Okay, it would be unfair to let this go on any further without breaking it to you that one member of East 17 won’t be present. Brian Harvey, who once ran over himself with his own car after eating too many baked potatoes, won’t be making the trip. It appears that when East 17 decided on a comeback last year, Harvey was less than cooperative, failing to turn up for rehearsals and “destroying any chance for success” the band might have had. So it will just be Tony Mortimer, Jon and Terry. They’re the best ones anyway.Image: Regency Hotel THE OUTFITS: I think it’s best to let the pictures do the talking here…They were always wearing coats. They must have been roasting (Duncan Raban/Duncan Raban/EMPICS Entertainment)We really hope Tezzer still has this hat (YouTube/WiggyStHelensUK)More coats. Festive ones this time (YouTube/Brianina82) IF THE TWENTY minute East 17 retrospective that just went down in Towers is anything to go by, we think you’re going to want to hear about this.We’ve been indulging in ‘Deep’, remembering which one we used to fancy, and saying things like: THE VENUE: The Regency Hotel is on the Swords road, on the way to the airport. It’s sure to provide all the necessary glamour for East 17 and their fans. There is also a Centra adjacent to the hotel, for all your snacking needs.Image: Google Maps THE LYRICZ: Did anyone else think East 17 were saying “arrestify my chest” in ‘Deep’? No, just us? Ok then. Here are some other lyrical gems to look forward to: Yeah I butter the toast, if you lick the knife.(From ‘Deep’) What’s wrong with that guy’s crotch?Want to know more? Find ‘Stay Another Day’ on YouTube, sit back, and take this all in…East 17 are back together, singing together, dancing together, and they could be doing it at YOUR Christmas party.. . in Dublin.They’ve been booked to play four nights at Dublin’s Regency Hotel this December. Not only will you get a bit of dinner (four courses no less), you’ll also be treated to a “massive” East 17 show, presumably in the hotel’s ballroom.So what can you expect from this nineties extravaganza? We’ve put together this handy list: Outside it’s raining but inside it’s wet.(From ‘Steam’) YouTube/Brianina82YouTube/WiggyStHelensUKAnd er, this one. Nice clapping lads:YouTube/EugeneClarkTempted? We’ll see you there. We’ll be the ones in the puffa jackets and dungarees… roasting.Home and Away’s Brax on nationwide Christmas tour>last_img read more

Get up you fat pig you better go for a run –

first_imgKIERAN BERGIN WASN’T expecting the call. If he had been, it’s unlikely he would have been lazing on the couch tucking into a bag of Maltesers and a bag of popcorn when the phone rang.It was Tipperary selector Michael Ryan. Would he be interested in coming up to train with the senior hurlers?“I said ‘get up you fat pig, you better go for a run,’” Bergin, 27,  remembers and so began the story of his inter-county career.His senior inter-county career, that is. Hailing from a solid GAA background — uncles Jack and Liam captained the Premier hurlers in the 1980s and Galway footballer Joe Bergin is a first cousin — it was hardly a shock that he made the grade at minor level and won a Munster title in 2003.Of that squad, Paddy Stapleton and James Woodlock went on to hurl senior for the county and Shane Long forged a successful football career in the Premier League and at international level.Bergin went the other way and headed off to see the world. Or America, anyway.He’d had a taste for the States since a summer holiday at the age of 18 and after Tipp’s U21 campaign in 2005, he packed the bags and headed for New York for a year.The growing ex-pat community, coupled with a seasonal influx of twenty-somethings on J1 visas, meant there would always be hurling. Bergin got involved with Tipperary New York and, for a while at least, played alongside Joe Canning, Gavin O’Mahony, Ollie Moran and more.Bergin tracks Cillian Buckley in the National Hurling League final (INPHO/Ryan Byrne)Between New York and San Francisco, it would be seven years before he came home. At that stage, he held out little hope of ever hurling for Tipp again.“Lads would be telling me to come home and try. When I pulled the pin to come home, I honestly thought it was too late,” he says of his return in 2012, following a brief detour to south-east Asia. A tussle with Seamus Hickey in the Munster championship semi-final; Tipp lost by three points (INPHO/James Crombie)His performances in the Fitzgibbon and in training convinced Eamon O’Shea to give him a shot. When his debut came, it was a baptism of fire: the final of the National Hurling League against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park.“That actually came out of nowhere. I thought I was getting dropped when Eamon called me.“I was like ‘feck it anyway, I’m getting the curly finger here’ when he called me after the Thursday training session.I genuinely thought I was getting dropped but I was delighted to get the chance.“He was put in a difficult environment,” O’Shea recalled of Bergin’s performance that day.“In the first 5-10 minutes, watching the game, there was a lot of play over that side of the pitch. I think [Kilkenny] scored 1-2, not from him, but the guy just stepped up.” “I had a very bad first season with the club [Killenaule] then. I was playing corner-forward and we got knocked out of the south semi-final. Things weren’t clicking.“Thankfully last year I made a couple of decisions: I dropped off the football team, went college hurling with DIT. I think that’s how I got spotted.”The clincher wasn’t his form with the club or the college though. It was his decision to give up the plastic hurleys he’d been using in America to save money and switch back to the ash.He could feel the difference immediately.I was being a bit tight, I suppose. I didn’t want to be breaking a load of hurleys.“The first day I used the real hurley was before the UL game last February in the Fitzgibbon Cup [2013]. Michael Ryan was at that game and I knew straight away.“I had only bought them before the game and I was pucking around thinking to myself , ‘what was I doing with the plastic hurls?’“When I was hitting with them and the grip goes off them, the accuracy goes and the ball swerves. It’s only a small thing but I think it was probably the pivotal point when my career changed.”center_img It was enough to earn him a Championship debut at the age of 27 against Limerick. Tipp’s Munster campaign was short and sweet and, after breaking a bone in his hand during a club game, Bergin’s summer was over even sooner.“All I can do is give 100% to Tipperary and make sure I mind myself,” he says of his plans for 2014.As a team we’d like to be getting to All-Irelands. With the team of players we have, we’re good enough to be winning All Irelands.“I think last year was a missed opportunity. Small things in Limerick and Kilkenny could have changed those results. But I think the attitude is right and mentally we are going to be a lot stronger.”Davy Fitz, Ger Loughnane and Anthony Daly talk the year in hurlinglast_img read more

The 6 most hated items of clothing on the internet

first_imgIn fact the ulimate Worse Than Crocs moment seem to be:And ultimately:Oh dear, nobody tell this lady:MICHELLE WILLIAMS/AP/Press Association ImagesSeriously:MICHELLE WILLIAMS/AP/Press Association Images‘The Condom Challenge’ is the newest horrifying YouTube trend>7 best reactions to Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank comments> 4. Leggings as a trousersDespite what you may think, it seems that leggings as trousers are not deemed acceptable by many Internet users:Lucy is so confused she forgot to add a question mark to this tweet:Phoebe also asks why but thinks to include a question markAnd fashion writer Poppy Dinsey has reminded us that it’s not a good look and that nude leggings are terrifying5. Pyjamas in publicA very controversial one this but we’ve a found a tweet that proves you can’t wear your pyjamas in publicYou heard the man, boos. It ain’t cute. ApparentlyConsider that the final word on the matter.6. CrocsMichael Conroy/AP/Press Association ImagesDear oh dear.Crocs are seemingly popular but if you want proof that some people don’t like them then you need like no further than the Twitter account Worse Than CrocsUsing Crocs as a kind of “things that are inherently bad” standard it asserts that the following things are worse than the much maligned shoe: IN A LOUISIANA town people wearing trousers that sag too much will now have to pay a fine.It’s an attempt to make people “look decent” across the town of Terrebone Parish.We reckon it’s a bit extreme but there are some clothing choices people make that leave us confused.Not only do they baffle us, they seem to baffle Twitter users who seem to find the popularity of certain items inexplicable.Here are some controversial items of clothing discussed by the good people of the internet.1. Ugg bootsThey’re still insanely popular, presumably because people are so hypnotised by how comfortable they that they don’t realise their feet look like woodland creatures have attached themselves to their body.But the internet is on your case:The World of a Classy Lady / TumblrThey just want to know why:WHY?heiressgrey / Tumblr2. OnesiesOh yes it’s all fun and games dressing like overgrown children.But Anna Kelle who appears on MTV UK’s The Valleys (ask a young person) is on your case, shaming her own friend via Twitter:If the judgement of one of the stars of a Jersey Shore knock-off doesn’t dissuade you then please note this video that shows the true danger of trying to lark about in a onesie:Maddi Young / YouTubeAlso there’s this to deal with:Shudder.3. Denim shortsLook we know it’s nearly “festival season” but we’ve played this denim shorts thing out to death.We’re thinking mainly of the army of denim short clad ladies at every outdoor music event last summer.Don’t take our word for it just ask Twitter:Like, denim shorts (or cut offs if you are an American) are so over:And if the experience of those at US music festival Coachella this weekend is anything to go by, people are reaching their denim shorts limit:last_img read more

Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

first_img TONIGHT: 5 people have died in what the Premier says is Victoria’s ‘worst civil aviation accident in 30 years’. #9News— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) February 21, 2017 21,689 Views By AFP Short URL A LIGHT AIRCRAFT exploded in a “massive fireball” with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near Melbourne, Australia.The Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off into the shopping centre, that was still closed, next to Essendon Fields airport.“Five on the aircraft and looks like no-one has survived the crash,” said Victoria police assistant commissioner Stephen Leane.Victoria premier Daniel Andrews described it as the state’s worst air accident in three decades.The private charter from Essendon, north of Melbourne, to King Island, 55 minutes to the south, came down just short of a major motorway packed with the heavy traffic of early morning commuters.9 News in Australia reports that the four passengers were were US citizens who were headed to Tasmania’s King Island’s on a golf trip.The pilot has been named as verteran airman Max Quarterman.Live television footage showed burned out wreckage, flames and major damage at the shopping centre and adjacent buildings.A column of thick black smoke rose into the air as witnesses spoke of an explosion.“It appears a light plane, which is a charter flight, has impacted the DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) at Essendon Fields,” police minister Lisa Neville said.The centre was not due to open for another hour and the authorities confirmed no one inside was hurt.“There’s also debris that’s been left on the freeway,” she added. Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre The plane crashed not long after take-off. A taxi driver called ABC radio and told of the “massive fireball”.“I saw this plane … when it hit the building there was a massive fireball,” said the man called Jason. 4 Comments Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 7:07 AM Share2 Tweet Email Source: Nine News Melbourne/Twitter I could feel the heat through the window of the taxi, and then a wheel — it looked like a plane wheel — bounced on the road and hit the front of the taxi as we were driving along.Victoria police superintendent Mick Frewen said investigations centred on a “catastrophic engine failure”.The flight made a May-Day call before crashing, he added.A DFO shopworker identified as Ash told Sky News he saw “the fireball go up into the air”, adding it “felt like a bomb had gone off”.“The fire was just so hot we could not get anywhere near it,” he said. “We could see the wreckage, or what was left of it.Blue flashPlumber Michael Howard, 29, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation he saw a “blue flash”.“I was … just looking out the window … and then all of a sudden I just saw a blue flash come down and then all of a sudden there was a massive fireball.”“It was like something from a movie,” Howard said.Melbourne fire brigade chief Paul Stacchino tweeted that:“more than 60 firefighters have worked hard to bring the fire … under control. Crews to remain on scene for some time”.The Australian Safety Transport Bureau said it had sent investigators to the scene.Essendon Fields had been closed and all traffic diverted to Melbourne’s two larger airports Tullamarine and Avalon.One side of a major freeway which runs alongside the local airport remained shut to allow wreckage to be cleared.© – AFP 2017 with reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne airport >Read: Elderly German tourists found dead in Australian outback after wandering off path > Feb 21st 2017, 7:07 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Exode les lois de la physique auraient aidé Moïse à traverser la

first_imgExode : les lois de la physique auraient aidé Moïse à traverser la mer Rouge États-Unis – Carl Drews et son équipe pensent avoir découvert un modèle expliquant scientifiquement l’épisode de la sortie d’Égypte, décrit dans le livre biblique de l’Exode. La division des eaux de la mer Rouge serait selon eux un phénomène naturel, explicable grâce aux lois de la physique. “Moïse étendit la main sur la mer, et Yahvé refoula la mer toute la nuit par un fort vent d’est ; il la mit à sec et les eaux se fendirent. Les enfants d’Israël pénétrèrent à pied sec au milieu de la mer, et les eaux formaient autour d’eux une muraille, à droite et à gauche”. Telle est la scène de la sortie d’Égypte décrite par les versets 21 et 22 du chapitre 14 de l’Exode.Si la capacité de Moïse à diviser les eaux de la mer Rouge peut être remise en question, un fort vent d’est ayant soufflé toute la nuit durant la sortie d’Égypte pourrait bien avoir fait reculer les flots du lac de Tanis. C’est ce qu’explique Carl Drews, l’un des scientifiques à l’origine d’une étude menée au National Center for Atmospheric Research, en partenariat avec l’université du Colorado à Boulder : “Nos simulations correspondent de façon très proche à ce qui est décrit dans le récit de l’Exode”.Ces simulations sur ordinateur, réalisées dans le cadre d’une étude plus large décrivant les interactions entre vents et eaux, montrent que le vent, en poussant les eaux d’un lac ou d’un océan toujours dans la même direction, peut parfois permettre le dégagement d’un passage à sec temporaire, permettant de traverser le plan d’eau victime de ce phénomène naturel à pied. À lire aussiUne momie égyptienne vieille de 5500 ans renverse nos croyances sur l’embaumement “Le partage des eaux peut être compris grâce à la dynamique des fluides. Le vent fait bouger les eaux d’une manière qui, conformément aux lois de la physique, crée un passage sûr encadré des deux côtés par les flots. Des conditions qui vont ensuite laisser brusquement les eaux reprendre leur place” ajoute Carl Drews. Si les textes religieux diffèrent quelque peu dans leur description des faits, tous parlent de Moïse guidant le peuple d’Israël hors d’Égypte en traversant la mer Rouge à pied. Les soldats du pharaon, lancés aux trousses des exilés, auraient pour leur part été engloutis par les eaux, soudainement revenues à leur place. L’équipe à l’origine de cette étude pense que cette traversée aurait en réalité eu lieu près de la Méditerranée, au bord du lac de Tanis. Pour eux, à cet endroit, des vents d’environ 100 km/h, soufflant de façon continue pendant une douzaine d’heures, pourraient avoir fait reculer des eaux profondes de 1,80 mètre. “Le passage qui mesurait alors 3 à 4 kilomètres de long et 5 kilomètres de large aurait pu rester ouvert pendant 4 heures”, expliquent-ils dans la revue PLoS ONE.Découvrir une reconstitution du phénomène en vidéo : 23 septembre 2010 à 12:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Stacey Ervin Jr confirms on social media he has officially parted ways

first_img Trade hopes lift Wall Street The Binge: Googleboxer Isabelle shares what TV shows she hates Facebook Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Kanye West Now Playing Up Next Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcastcenter_img Stacey Ervin Jr. took to Instagram Friday to confirm that reports from last month of his departure from WWE are true.He noted that it was not an easy decision, but it was decision that he felt was right.Ervin, a gymnast signed with WWE in July 2018 and then joined the Performance Center in Orlando. He was best known for high-flying moves seen at NXT house shows. Ervin only appeared in one match on NXT television.  His his last match with the NXT Brand was back on March 8. You can read Stacey Ervin Jr.’s Instagram post below making the confirming his departure: videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 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 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

World Cup tickets still available

first_imgFans can still buy tickets to watch the World Cup matches as tickets are still available for sale for at least 20 matches including England’s Group G opener against Tunisia, according to Daily Mail.With the tournament kicking off tomorrow afternoon when Russia face Saudi Arabia, there are still several group stage matches that have failed to sell out.It appears Volgograd, where Gareth Southgate’s team will start their campaign is struggling to attract crowds.  Although not one of the four matches held in the 45,000-seater stadium will yet be played in front of a capacity crowd. The Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Ekaterinburg Arena and Samara Arena are also not being filled to capacity.Tickets are on sale for four of the first six group matches, while the opening game only sold out on yesterday.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.FIFA admits the lack of sold out stadiums is down to a batch of 120,000 extra tickets which were put on sale last week.Even for England’s game, there are still tickets to see France take on Australia in Kazan on Saturday afternoon, as well as Colombia against Senegal.Saudi Arabia’s clash with Egypt in Group A has the largest amounts of tickets still available, with medium availability in Category 1 and low availability in Category 2.last_img read more