It was a must-win game for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The home team, green-clad, were put into bat by the high-flying Gujarat Lions. (IPL Full Coverage) RCB openers Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle were struggling to put bat to ball in the first four overs. Gujarat pacer Dhawal Kulkarni ended Gayle’s struggle at the crease in the fourth over and it looked like Brendon McCullum’s decision paid off. (Twitter reacts to ABD-Kohli masterclass) ABD show However, AB de Villiers, who came in at No. 3, didn’t take long to get to his brutal best at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. In the very first over, the South African deposited mystery spinner Shivil Kaushik into the deep extra-cover stands. It was just a back-foot punch but it had the wings to sail over the boundary ropes. De Villiers went on with his big-hitting routine smashing the experienced Pravin Tambe this time in the sixth over. RCB, who were struggling in the first four, looked on track at the end of the seventh over, 18 balls after De Villiers walked in.Cautious start Kohli was happy enough to play second fiddle in the initial stages of the innings. De Villiers got to his fifty in just 25 balls. McCullum was searching for answers, looking to stop the carnage. Jadeja tried to calm things down but he too was taken to the cleaners by a rampaging de Villiers in his last two overs. De Villiers went after Praveen Kumar in the sixteenth over and in no time moved from 77 to the three-figure mark. The South African batsman had struck the fastest IPL century of this season.advertisementShifting gears At the other end, Kohli, who was batting on 51 at the end of the 16th over, shifted gears and took on the helpless Gujarat Lions’ bowling line-up. And it took only 13 balls for Kohli to race to his century. Kohli perished just after becoming the first player to score three centuries in a single IPL season. De Villiers, who was on 129 off 52 balls, watched two dot balls being bowled from the other end as Watson tailed Kohli to the dressing room. Sure, De Villiers would have hated it. Kohli-ABD broke quite a few records today. Here are few of them… 248 is the second highest team total in IPL.The 229-run stand between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers is the highest ever stand in T20s.AB de Villiers recorded the fifth fastest century in the history of IPL.AB de Villiers, with 12 sixes, has hit the most number of sixes in an innings this season.Kohli (677) breaks Uthappa’s record (660) for most runs in a season by an opener.
To Rafa Nadal’s extraordinary list of achievements in Paris, the nine-times French Open champion might well add ‘Master of Understatement’.”I think I played a good match,” the Spaniard offered, almost as a question, when asked about his form in thrashing Robin Haase 6-1, 6-4, 6-3.There would be few in the Roland Garros crowds on Wednesday who would disagree with that analysis – least of all Dutchman Haase, who appeared shell-shocked at the end.”I think I did a lot of things well this afternoon,” Nadal added, with almost comedic understatement.Nadal was irresistible. Pummelling the ball with such force that it appeared distorted into an oval shape at times, he was able to toy with his opponent until ready to finish him off.The hour spent drilling forehand after forehand on the main showcourt in the morning before fans were admitted had been time well spent.”I felt I had things pretty much under control, that I could change the direction the ball went in,” the fourth seed said.”I didn’t really think about it too hard, because when you think about it too hard, you can’t act anymore.”So I tried not to think about it too much, and it went well.”Certainly Nadal seemed to be enjoying himself in warm Parisian sunshine, the conditions suiting his game and giving his groundstrokes a little extra zip.”It’s true that if sun there, between 18 and 25 degrees, normally is good for me, because the ball flies and we have good bounces on my forehand, especially,” the 30-year-old said.advertisementNadal, who next plays Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, deflected any talk about his uncle, Toni, stepping down as his coach.Nadal’s old friend and former Roland Garros winner Carlos Moya, and former tennis pro Francisco Roig, will take on the full-time duties of coaching the player, while Toni takes a back seat.”Toni is the most important person in my tennis career without a doubt. So a lot of things that I achieved are because he was there since I was three-years-old, helping,” Nadal said.”I’m here to play a tennis tournament. An important event for me. I cannot be thinking if Toni is leaving or not leaving.”Toni take his position. He’s free to do what is good for him. I am happy that he will be involved in the (Rafael Nadal tennis) academy more than ever, that’s good for kids, and that’s all good for the academy.”He’s free to do whatever he wants. So is something that I don’t think about, no? He’s my uncle, I say hundred of times, but he’s my uncle more than my coach. He’s always free to come wherever he wants.”
Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended for two matches due to his team’s slow over rate in Saturday’s Champions Trophy game against South Africa, the International Cricket Council said.Sri Lanka completed their 50 overs more than half an hour behind schedule during the 96-run defeat by the South Africans at The Oval.”Tharanga pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing,” the ICC said in a statement.Tharanga, deputising as captain for the injured Angelo Mathews, will miss Sri Lanka’s remaining Group B matches against India and Pakistan.
Jammu, Oct 10 (PTI) Over 450 people have been arrested for drug trafficking in Jammu province till August this year under measures taken to curb the growing menace, Inspector General of Police S D Singh Jamwal said.A large haul of narcotic substances, including charas, brown sugar and heroine, were seized during the drive which is going on in full strength in the area, Jamwal told PTI.He said 379 cases were registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act during the same period. The number of such cases registered in 2016 was 377 and in 2015 was 275.Among these 379 cases this year, the charge sheet has been filed in 210 cases. 168 cases are still under investigation and one case has not admitted, Jamwal said.”A total of 453 persons were arrested under the NDPS Act till August end against 511 in 2016 and 307 in 2015,” he said.During the same period, 568.94 kg of marijuana was seized, five times more than the seizure made during this period last year. The quantity of charas recovered in 2015 was 24.3 kg which reached 107 kg in 2016.The seized poppy straw recorded a remarkable increase at 5610 kg, which was 3268 kg in 2016 and 1846 kg in 2015, Jamwal said.There was a significant drop in the amount of brown sugar seized. Last year, 13.1 kg was seized and it came down to 1.306 kg. In 2015, police had seized 4.4 kg of brown sugar till August.Similarly, 39.315 kg heroin was seized till August this year against 64.143 kg in 2016 and 14.953 kg in 2015 for the same period.The other recoveries made from the arrested persons, included smack, opium, ganja and banned capsules and tablets, he said.advertisementJamwal said the police has taken a number of measures to curb drug menace in the province and was planning to acquire 1.5 acres of land at Samba district to construct a state-of- the-art drug de-addiction centre.A drug de-addiction centre has already been established at Gulshan ground here and in Kathua, Rajouri and Udhampur, he said.”A number of youth clubs have also been established across Jammu region under civic action programme to engage youths in sports activities to divert their attention from drugs,” he said.The police is patrolling around educational institutions to check drug use.Anti-drug drives are also launched frequently with the participation of students from schools and colleges along with social organisations to ensure public cooperation with law enforcing agencies.The police is also organising meetings with the civil society at district and tehsil headquarters regularly. PTI TAS NKS AAR
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas head football coach Tom Herman is facing some major criticism this week for what he said following his team’s loss to West Virginia. The 43-year-old head coach wondered why Mountaineers’ quarterback Will Grier wasn’t called for a taunting penalty on his game-winning score. It came across as fairly petty, especially considering what Herman did at Texas’ bowl game last year.Criticism is nothing new for Herman, who hasn’t always seemed to handle adversity very well as the Longhorns’ head coach.One college football writer has taken the criticism to another level.The Big Lead’s Ryan Phillips has called Herman the “biggest jackass” in college football.Tom Herman Is The Biggest Jackass In College Football https://t.co/oVlxyEz5SL— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) November 5, 2018From the story:Hey Tom? Grow up. You’re supposed to be the adult in the room, not encouraging your team to look like morons. He’s also a guy who calls into radio shows to complain about reporting while trying to escape with half-truths, and one former player this summer asked for Herman to keep his name out of his mouth.Criticism of Herman is certainly fair at this point. Is he actually the “biggest jackass” in college football? Probably not, but he might be the major coach facing the most criticism right now. Texas is a ridiculously high-pressure job and, at times, Herman could definitely handle it better.
OTTAWA – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says stress testing has confirmed its mortgage loan insurance and securitization businesses are able to withstand a severe shock.The housing agency tested the strength of its businesses against several extreme scenarios.It looked at the impact of an earthquake in a major urban centre, a steep drop in the price of oil and a U.S.-style housing correction where unemployment rises along with a fall in house prices of 30 per cent.CMHC also examined an anti-globalization scenario that included a rise in protectionism, widespread use of tariffs and a euro-zone break-up.The agency began publicly releasing its stress test results in 2015.CMHC provides mortgage loan insurance for home buyers as well as securitization guarantee programs to help financial institutions.
Arms registration and storage by United Nations monitors in the western part of Nepal has now been concluded, the world body’s senior envoy to the Himalayan country confirmed today.Ian Martin, the Special Representative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, made the announcement following a visit Friday to cantonment sites of the Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Kailali and Surkhet. He arrived at Kailali just as UN teams were registering and storing the arms of a final group of about 100 of the combatants based at the PLA seventh main cantonment site. He was joined on the ground by the senior UN arms monitor, General Jan Erik Wilhelmsen.Under the procedures established by agreement between the Government and Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M), the arms were catalogued and bar-coded by registration teams before being stored on racks inside cargo containers. The containers are locked and subject to round-the-clock UN monitoring. Arms storage at Surkhet, which Mr. Martin toured later in the day, had been completed on Thursday. The envoy was received at Kailali by Commander Prajwal of the PLA and at Surkhet by Commander Pratik. Both expressed complaints of inadequate living conditions in the cantonments. “With only two sites to go in the East, arms registration and storage is now approaching its conclusion, and that will be an important staging post in the peace process. But the conditions in the cantonments are lagging behind. I intend to raise these concerns with the Government,” Mr. Martin said. He was accompanied in his delegation by two UN experts in the disposal of mines, improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordinance. He was joined also by B.B. Gurung, Commander of the Interim Task Force.Composed of Nepali ex-servicemen from the Indian and British armies, the Interim Task Force has played a critical role in supplementing the advance group of UN arms monitors sent pending full deployment of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). 10 February 2007Arms registration and storage by United Nations monitors in the western part of Nepal has now been concluded, the world body’s senior envoy to the Himalayan country confirmed today.
LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Shares in Aphria Inc. fell nearly 10 per cent in early trading as the marijuana producer announced a deal to raise $80 million even as questions swirled about the future of its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The company announced the bought-deal financing Tuesday that will see it issue more than 11 million shares at a price of $7.25 per share.Shares in the company were down 79 cents at $7.13 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The financing came a day after the TSX issued a staff notice that said U.S. federal law takes precedence over state laws, and issuers that violate the federal marijuana law are not complying with listing requirements.Aphria said the TSX notice was “extremely broad” and that it was difficult to determine what, if any, impact it could have on its business.“The objective application of such staff notice by the TSX to any entity engaging in activities related to the cultivation, distribution or possession of marijuana in the U.S. or entities engaging in ancillary services activities may prove to be challenging in determining actual compliance with such guidance,” the company said in a statement.However, it noted that marijuana is medically legal in 31 states and territories and that the U.S. Congress has prohibited the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to carry out criminal or civil actions against state licensed medical cannabis operators.The TSX clarification had been anticipated by marijuana companies looking to get a foothold in the U.S. market as well as U.S. companies that want to access capital on Canadian markets.Aphria, which is listed on the TSX, announced an investment in Florida in April of this year.The company said its common shares have traded on the TSX and previously the TSX Venture Exchange for almost three years during which time it has raised over $216 million. The company added that it has had marijuana-related activities in the U.S. since 2015.Meanwhile, shares of Canopy Growth were down 30 cents at $12.83 even as it said that the TSX staff notice would have no impact on its operations and praised the move.Canopy said the decision by the TSX was a step in the right direction.“We take our responsibility to our shareholders seriously and as such have chosen to conduct business in jurisdictions where it is federally legal to do so,” Canopy chairman and chief executive Bruce Linton said.Meanwhile, the Canadian Securities Administrators, the umbrella organization for Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, appeared to take a much more lax approach.It said companies must tell investors about certain risks when they invest south of the border — where issuers with marijuana-related activities in the U.S. assume certain risks due to conflicting state and federal laws.
The curfew has been imposed till 4am tomorrow.Earlier, a Police curfew had been re-imposed in the Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya, Dummalasuriya and Hettipola areas with immediate effect till 4am tomorrow. The Police imposed curfew in more areas in the Kurunegala District today as tensions rose between communities in the area.The Police said that curfew has been imposed in the Rasnayakapura and Kobeigane areas in Kurunegala with immediate effect.
VIDEO: UN raises alarm on migrant deaths in the Mediterranean SeaThe reason, according to IOM spokesperson Joel Millman, is the “strong drop” in traffic on the Turkey to Greece route following the Turkey-European Union deal reached in March.Fleeing LibyaMost of the activity so far this year is from the Libya to Italy route, as well as to Spain.Addressing the Security Council yesterday, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICCC), said that the country lacks a rule of law and has become “a marketplace for the trafficking of human beings.” She warned of possible human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law.Speaking from Rome today, IOM’s Flavia Di Giacomo suggested that political prisoners were among those fleeing the country.“Our field colleagues providing direct assistance at the harbours reported that many migrants bore signs of torture,” Ms. Di Giacomo said. AUDIO: IOM’s Joel Millman speaks to Daniel Johnson about reports that armed gangs targeting migrants on the high seas. Mediterranean migrant arrivals approach 50,000 in 2017; deaths: 1,309. Source: IOM “Rescue at sea operations, including by the Italian Coast Guard, in coordination with Frontex, and by [non-governmental organizations] are of crucial importance,” Cécile Pouilly, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), today told journalists in Geneva.A rubber dinghy sank on Friday night with an estimated 132 people on board. Ms. Pouilly said some 50 people were rescued and disembarked in Sicily on Sunday, but more than 80 people are feared dead. More recently, seven people out of an estimated 170 were rescued from a shipwreck that took place on Sunday off the coast of Libya. This brings the number of migrants and refugees killed while trying to cross the straits to at least 1,309 this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).Meanwhile, some 49,310 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea so far this year, IOM reported.The figure is lower than the 187,569 arrivals between 1 January and 7 May 2016. More shipwrecks expectedThe two latest shipwrecks came amid favourable weather over the weekend and improved sea conditions. As the weather warms, more people are expected to launch. The likelihood of shipwreck is increasing as smugglers put more and more people on boats, Ms. Pouilly said, and the quality of vessels is decreasing.In cases of shipwrecks, finding survivors has become more difficult. People on smuggler boats are increasingly less likely to have a satellite phone – a trend that Ms. Pouilly said is confirmed by the Italian coast guard.“Between 2015 and 2016 the availability of those phones had decreased by half, so people were much more difficult to locate when problems occurred and could not call for help,” she said.There are confirmed reports of armed gangs attacking migrants on the high seas between Libya and Italy to steal their mobile phones and boat engines. Mr. Millman said the development is an indication that smugglers’ networks are starting to unravel: “The components that smugglers feel they need to conduct this business are getting harder and harder to come by in a place like Libya, and so that would account for some of the violence and some of the robbery.”
The UK Automotive Components sector is estimated to have around 2000 companies, with a total industry value of £16 billion. On 19 March, SMMT stages the second in a series of sourcing seminars for the motor industry. Component suppliers will meet face to face with some of the biggest names in UK premium and niche vehicle manufacturing. Manufacturers attending include Bentley Motor Cars, Jensen, London Taxis International and MG Rover. The seminar will also benefit from expert industry insight from Tim Burt, motor industry correspondent for the Financial Times.The sourcing seminars were conceived by SMMT as a way of giving component companies access to the key decision makers and help them understand how future purchasing policies are likely to develop. The first was held in October 2001 and was deemed to be extremely beneficial to all of the attendees. Commenting on the forthcoming event, SMMT Chief Executive Christopher Macgowan, said, ‘We have more vehicle brands in the UK than any other member state. We must ensure that we have a strong supplier base to keep vehicle manufacturing here. This seminar will enable suppliers and manufacturers to explore new business opportunities.’Notes to Editors: Components companies already committed to the event include Michelin, GKN, Textron and Mayflower Vehicle Systems. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow (10) hands the ball off during the spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoIn 2015, redshirt junior Cardale Jones and then-redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett were firmly No. 1 and No. 2 on the depth chart at quarterback. It was a matter of who would win the job. But there was another quarterback behind them. Enter sophomore Joe Burrow who is now the most likely among potential candidates to serve as backup to starting quarterback Barrett this season.In the spring, the race appeared to be a much more tightly contested battle between Burrow and redshirt junior Stephen Collier. But a season-ending ACL tear to Collier gave Burrow his opportunity in the spring game.In his first action with the Buckeyes, Burrow led the Gray team to victory while impressing the crowd of 100,000-plus with 196 passing yards for three touchdowns.“I took a big step this spring,” Burrow said following the spring game. “And I’m going to have to take a big one before fall camp.”Freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins arrived on campus in June for the summer to battle for the No. 2 quarterback spot behind redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett. At least in the eyes of quarterback coach and co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck, Burrow is viewed as the favorite.“That battle is moving along,” Beck said. “I think Joe is ahead because of his experience. I’m really pleased by his development right now.”Coach Urban Meyer knows better than anyone that a consistent backup quarterback is a vital piece in the team’s success.In Meyer’s first season with OSU in 2012, then-quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a shoulder injury in a home game against Purdue. Backup Kenny Guiton stepped in to deliver an improbable come-from-behind victory to preserve an undefeated season.In 2014, Barrett took over the starting role just a couple weeks before the first game when Miller reinjured his shoulder. Barrett racked up the Big Ten offensive player of the year accolade and then was replaced by Jones who led the team the rest of the way to a national title.The No. 2 quarterback must constantly be prepared to enter into the game and perform at an adequate level once called upon or his team could suffer for it. At the moment, Burrow said he’s still making strides to get to that level.“The backup’s job is to be ready at any moment, and if I’m not ready then I’m not doing my job,” Burrow said. “I’m not ready yet.”There are many things a quarterback must do to prepare for this situation. As Burrow has noted, it is important that to be ready, he must put in “more reps, more studying, just everything” to be sure he is ready to get in the game should he receive the call.“After spring, I still had a lot to prove and I still have a lot to get better,” Burrow. “I think it was like the second scrimmage in the spring when I threw three or four touchdowns. That’s when I knew I could play here and play here at a high level.”A big part of his preparation process is to learn from the veterans on the team. That starts with taking notes from Barrett.“(Barrett’s) really understanding and he’s a really smart guy,” Burrow said. “How he goes about the game, how he watches film, how he takes notes, how he reads the defense.”Of course as exciting as Barrett is, many have been waiting to see what the new guy brings to the table. 247sports.com ranked the four-star Burrow 305th best of all class of 2015 prospects and 14th best in the state of Ohio. Of course, acquiring the nickname “Mr. Football” in the state of Ohio has done little to lessen the excitement.But despite all the hype from evaluators, he has somehow flown under the radar. To Burrow, this has not been a hinderance, but rather something to help his performance.“From the start in high school recruiting, I was under the radar from Athens, Ohio,” Burrow said. “That’s how I kind of played my entire career. I played with a chip on my shoulder.”From a scouting perspective, Burrow is not the typical college-style quarterback. Instead of a dual threat like Barrett, Burrow has been described as a ‘Pro-Style Quarterback’ by 247sports, and most evaluators agree that his legs are not as much of a threat as most other college signal-callers.This is further enhanced by his stats from high school. Between 2012 and 2013, Burrow accumulated 94 touchdowns and 6,971 yards while completing 420 passes in 631 attempts. In that time span, Burrow attempted 262 rushing attempts and racked up 1,425 rushing yards, an average of 5.44 yards per carry, a modest average for most high school quarterbacks. “No, I can’t be a run-first guy,” Burrow said. “I could break one for maybe 15 or 20, but I won’t break one for 40, 50 or 60. I can be effective, but I can’t break a big one.”Burrow and the rest of the OSU football team will take on Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at noon.
The Weir Group has agreed to acquire the Linatex group of companies, a global provider of wear-resistant products to the mining industry (see IM, April 2010). The acquisition is expected to be accretive from 2011 for Weir and its returns are expected to exceed Weir’s cost of capital from the second full year of ownership. The acquisition is in line with Weir’s strategy to grow its global capability, expand its emerging market footprint and further strengthen its aftermarket presence. The board of Weir believes that the acquisition will benefit the Group through:The addition both of the renowned Linatex brand and products that are strongly complementary to Weir’s existing offering in minerals processingEnhanced global reach, Linatex having a geographic footprint well-aligned to Weir, together with an established emerging market base served from core manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and ChinaSignificant potential for expansion in the Canadian oil sands market through newly developed Linatex equipment, adding to Weir’s existing presenceLeveraging Weir Minerals’ global sales network to sell Linatex’s market-leading rubber products which are highly complementary to Weir’s pumps, valves and cyclones, and offer many advantages over traditional metal linings.Commenting on the transaction, Weir’s Chief Executive, Keith Cochrane, said: “The acquisition of Linatex creates great opportunities for our Minerals division. By combining Weir’s expertise in pumps, valves and cyclones with Linatex’s renowned rubber products and branding, we will have a highly complementary and competitive offering to satisfy our customers’ demand for leading-edge products and service. Linatex’s established manufacturing capability, particularly in Malaysia and China, and its extensive customer network, provides an excellent platform for growth. We welcome Linatex management and employees to the enlarged group and look forward to a successful future together.” Neil Macleod, Group Managing Director of Linatex added: “We are delighted that Linatex is joining a group with the same focus on high growth sectors in fast developing markets. There is great potential to enhance the overall offering to customers and thereby also create opportunity for employees and the continuation of the long tradition of the Linatex brand.”
Nominations will close at the end of this month. There are 12 categories in which to nominate innovators – Outstanding Innovator, Exploration, Environmental Management and Stewardship, Underground Development, Underground Production, Safety, Surface Mining, Mining Software, Bulk Handling, Comminution, Concentration and Metallurgy. Send nomination to email@example.comHow a nomination stands out: Judges look for well-presented nominations:Clear presentation of the nominee’s “above and beyond” qualities and accomplishmentsInformation that demonstrates that the innovation and the nominee’s activities actively contributed to industry knowledge and advancementJudges for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame include industry experts from academia (mining professors), CEOs and senior management of engineering and consulting companies, mining company executives, past inductees and others interested in mining technology.
← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 23): THW Kiel blasts SC Magdeburg to become “tabellenführer” Next Story → Mimi Kraus close to moving back to Frisch auf Goppingen atletico madridlopezluis miguel lopezSpain Luis Miguel Lopez resigns as BM Atletico Madrid‘s general director, effective from today, citing “personal reasons”, which will require that he is away from Madrid and won’t be able to carry out his duties. The club announced this through their website, and have thanked him for his dedication, effort and commitment to the club for the past six years.