first_imgWhite is the most popular color for cars worldwide, but Indians are bucking the growing popularity of black and grey colors in America and  Europe. Only 4% of Indians have a preference for grey and 7% for black, against 18% and 26% respectively in Europe and 12% and 17% in North America.   Related Itemslast_img

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, tries to drive past Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Giannis Antetokounmpo dribbled into the paint, spun to his left and found his path to the basket blocked by Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum.Instead, the Greek Freak fed the ball to Matthew Dellavedova beyond the arc for the 3-pointer that helped seal Milwaukee’s 108-100 victory over the Boston Celtics in the Bucks’ season opener on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “I passed the ball to Delly,” said Antetokounmpo, who had 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter— and the biggest assist of the game, as well. “And that’s what Delly does.”One night after a gruesome broken ankle just six minutes into the season cost Boston top free agent Gordon Hayward — perhaps for the entire year — the Celtics fell to 0-2 by giving up an 11-1 run that left Milwaukee with a 97-90 lead and under three minutes to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAntetokounmpo added 13 rebounds, Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points and Khris Middleton had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks. Dellavedova scored 15 points, including the 3-pointer with 45 seconds left after the Celtics cut the lead to two points.“I thought Giannis made a great play at the end, trusting his teammate,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “Just to trust his teammate down at the end to make a play … he got off the ball and Delly made a big shot.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kyrie Irving scored 17 points on 7-for-25 shooting in his Boston debut, and Jaylen Brown had 18 in a subdued home opener for the Celtics, who underwent a near-complete overhaul over the summer even after earning the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season.Although Irving and No. 3 draft pick Jayson Tatum appeared in a Celtics home uniform for the first time, Hayward was left to wish them well in a pregame video in his hospital gown from his hospital bed. After cheering Hayward during his scoreboard appearance, the Celtics fans broke into a chant of his name during the first half.“Like he told us before the game, we got that message — before the whole arena got the message — he’s fine,” Celtics guard Terry Rozier said. “Personally, it was tough seeing, but I think we’ll be fine. We’ve just got to adjust.”But the team was unable to make up for the absence of the player who was expected to be their key offseason acquisition when he signed a four-year, $128 million contract to rejoin Brad Stevens, his college coach, in Boston.The Celtics trailed by seven heading into the third quarter before scoring 14 of the next 16 points, taking a 69-64 lead on Irving’s 3-pointer from the top of the key. But the Bucks regained the lead with six minutes to play, holding Boston without a basket for about five minutes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP FIGHTING WORDSBoston’s Marcus Smart and Dellavedova traded hard fouls early in the second quarter, leading to some shoving and a technical foul for the Celtics guard. First, Smart went to the floor with a bit of a hip check. Later, Smart seemed to embellish his fall when Dellavedova ran into his screen.Smart came up and put his chest into the Bucks guard, and Milwaukee’s John Henson reached in to try to restrain him. Dellavedova was called for a common foul and Smart was given a technical.TIP-INSBucks: Returned to the road for their season opener. Before opening at home the past two seasons, the Bucks had tipped off on the road for 30 years in a row. … Greg Monroe went to the locker room in the first quarter with a cut on the side of his head, near his right eye, and said he had “a couple of” stitches. He and finished with 10 points in 17 minutes…. Antetokounmpo’s 37 points were the third-most in his career.Celtics: No. 3 overall draft pick Tatum had eight points and nine rebounds. … Brown had his left wrist taped after the game and said “sprained it or something.”UP NEXTBucks: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Celtics: Visit Philadelphia on Friday night. 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first_imgCharlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker, center, is greeted by teammates as he leaves the NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic late in the second half, in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Kemba Walker’s season is over with the Hornets.Now the question becomes whether the franchise’s leading scorer and three-time All-Star is done playing in Charlotte for good.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting He scored 43 points on 16-of-25 shooting to go along with five assists. “MVP!” chants for Walker started midway through the fourth quarter after he scored his 39th point. He left the game to a standing ovation with 1:06 remaining and received a hug from coach James Borrego.After the game, Walker spent extra time on the floor hugging people.“I love that kid,” Borrego said of Walker. “He inspires me. I love coaching him, and I look forward to coaching him for many years to come. Obviously it’s a big summer for us, but I believe in Kemba. I believe in that group and I think he was inspired by what he saw here down the stretch” playing alongside the team’s younger players like Miles Bridges and Dwayne Bacon.A Charlotte Hornets fan holds up a sign begging Kemba Walker to stay in Charlotte, during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)For the Magic, it’s on to the playoffs.Terrence Ross scored a season-high 35 points and Aaron Gordon added 27 for Orlando, which clinched the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and will face the Toronto Raptors in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT The teams split the four-game season series.However, the Magic enter the postseason on a tear, winning 11 of its last 13 games and could prove to be a tough out in the postseason.“This is perfect man. Great timing,” Ross said. “We couldn’t ask for more in this position right now. It’s about carrying that (over) and making sure we’re ready to play.”The Hornets entered the night needing a win and a Detroit loss to the New York Knicks to clinch the final playoff spot in the East.Aside from Walker, nothing went right for Charlotte.The Knicks, the worst team in the NBA, didn’t put up much of a fight, losing by 26 at home to the Pistons in a game that was never close. Charlotte had its four-game winning streak snapped by the Magic.Orlando, which clinched a playoff spot earlier this week, shot 54.5 percent from the field and got 18 points from D.J. Augustin.TIP-INSMagic: Outscored the Hornets in bench points 51-35.Hornets: Bridges didn’t wait long to turn in the play of the game, soaring well above the rim for alley-oop dunk to give Charlotte and early 2-0 lead. Borrego said the rookie has a “high ceiling” and expects him to be a much better player next year. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Walker can become a free agent in July. He offered little insight into whether he will be back after the Hornets were eliminated from playoff contention Wednesday with a 122-114 loss to the Orlando Magic on the final night of the regular season.“I’m not sure,” Walker said. “I have a long time to even start thinking about that stuff. Me and my agent, my family, we will discuss that stuff when the time is right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHowever, Walker seemed to leave the door open to leaving, much more so than last September when he said at the Hornets media day that “this is where I want to be. I don’t want to be nowhere else. I want to create something here.”If this was Walker’s curtain call in Charlotte, he certainly left Hornets fans with something to remember. LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles04:04‘Quiel’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss In his final NBA game, Dwyane Wade drops triple double for Miami Heat Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PARKER’S STREAK OVERThe Charlotte loss means Tony Parker’s string of 17 straight playoff appearances is over. Parker didn’t have a say in the outcome and hasn’t played in the team’s last 13 games as Borrego elected to go with younger players.“That’s hard to hear. That’s hard to swallow,” Borrego said of Parker’s streak ending. “I couldn’t be more thankful to Tony for what he gave us and gave me this season. He took a chance on me and this organization when he didn’t have to but he believed in us. He gave us everything he had. He helped us on the court and off the court. Tony’s footprint is all over this organization.”LOCKING INOrlando coach Steve Clifford said now it’s time for his team to “lock into” studying Toronto in all phases of the game.“They know us well and we need to know them well, so it’s having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor,” Clifford said.UP NEXT:Magic: Will face Raptors in the first round of the playoffs.Hornets: Season over. 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first_imgHello and welcome to our LIVE COVERAGE of the fifth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. (SCORECARD)13.22 IST: Virat Kohli: The boys applied themselves really well. Initially we had the momentum with the bat, but a couple of soft dismissals put pressure. Jadeja and Ashwin added crucial runs. I am still pretty early in my captaincy career, I look forward to advice from others. There have been cases where we’ve gone on one mode and the runs were leaked. All the sides that are doing well around the world have strong lower-middle orders. That’s one area that we have improved and we need to keep working it because those 30-40 extra runs could prove crucial. It’s been a very good Test match.Kane Williamson: The boys were positive throughout the match, but credit to India. They outplayed us with bat and ball. Restricting India to 300 odd on a good batting surface was a good effort, but at the end of the day India were certainly the better team. The way Santner applied himself with both bat and ball was impressive and the way Luke Ronchi came back into the side was good to see. We look forward to another challenge in Kolkata.Ravindra Jadeja: I am very happy. Before the series started I was thinking that I should play my role as a batsman as well. Duleep Trophy helped me a lot because I was getting wickets there as well. It gave me confidence as well. The ball wasn’t turning from the stump line in the first innings, so we were trying to mix the pace. Obviously Ashwin is a very good bowler on slow turning wickets and I would like to congratulate him for 200 wickets. I enjoy bowling with him. advertisementCongratulations #TeamIndia on winning the Kanpur Test #500thTest @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/WUfXropxK7 BCCI (@BCCI) September 26, 201613.03 IST: Ajinkya Rahane: It feels really great to stand at slip to Jadeja and Ashwin. You have to concentrate hard and be at your best. It is important to switch off and on between balls. On this track, you have to be more alert as half chances matter a lot. We practice a lot with our slip fielding and it is working well. The pitch got slower, but credit to our bowlers. Those two wickets from Shami were very crucial and of course Ashwin was fantastic as well and Jadeja too contributed really well. Momentum is what we wanted and it’s a happy moment for all of us that we have won the first game. India’s……130th Test win88th at home7th at Kanpur3rd in 201619th vs New Zealand14th vs New Zealand (in Ind)#IndvNZ#500thTest Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 26, 201612.54 IST: That’s that! India clinch a massive 197-run win to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Ashwin picked up 6 wickets while Shami got two. Ravindra Jadeja also bowled well for his 1/58. Luke Ronchi top scored with 80 while Mitchell Santner scored 71. The duo was involved in 102-run stand.Indian team celebrates victory (Reuters Photo)12.43 IST: WICKET! Ashwin completes his 19th five-wicket haul as he castles Ish Sodhi for 17. This is smart bowling, the offie bowls a seam-up delivery on middle and leg, Sodhi gets across to play this one but misses. The ball beats him and removes the leg stump. India need one more wicket to win. NZ 262, 236/9, chasing 434 12.30 IST: WICKET! Ashwin finally gets his first wicket today and it’s a big one of Mitchell Santner, who scored a valuable 71. New Zealand have lost their eight wicket and Ashwin strikes with a beauty! Pitched outside leg on the rough spinning viciously as Santner is squared up again. He looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge and it flies at a comfortable height towards Rohit Sharma at gully. NZ 262, 223/8, chasing 43412.17 IST: Ashwin starts proceedings in post lunch session. India need three wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. NZ 262, 211/7, chasing 434. Santner 63*, Sodhi 2*11.32 IST: LUNCH! That’s the end of first session on the final day. 36 overs, 112 runs, three wickets. Pretty good session for India. It started with some positive batting by Ronchi and Santner but once the former was dismissed, the Kiwis lost quick wickets. Ronchi was batting beautifully but he was dismissed just after the drinks break. He looked all set for his maiden Test ton but Jadeja got the all important breakthrough.Watling couldn’t do much as Shami got him out LBW. Craig was Shami’s second victim as the pacer was bowling a beautiful spell. Mitchell Santner is batting extremely well though. The southpaw is using his aggression just at the right time with the bat as he’s hammering the poor balls. He is batting on 56 but losing partners now. So New Zealand have just three wickets left and have two sessions to battle it out. NZ 262, 205/7 at lunch, need 229 to beat India (318, 377/5d) advertisementMitchell Santner at KanpurBest bowling figures (3/94) in first innings & now has his highest Test score#IndvNZ#500thTest#India500 Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 26, 201611.13 IST: WICKET! Shami strikes again as he castles Mark Craig. Bowls a fuller length ball around the off stump line, Craig tries to drive but the ball nips back in and goes through. The ball hits the middle stump and Craig’s final innings of this series comes to an end as he’s ruled out of the series already. Two wickets in two balls for Shami. NZ 262, 196/7, need 238 to beat India (318, 377/5d)Shami in action (Reuters Photo) 11.06 IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami gets BJ Watling for 18. Good length ball on off, angling in, Watling tries to defend but gets hit on the pads. There is a big appeal for a leg before and the umpire raises his finger. Replays confirm it was pad first and then bat. New Zealand lose their sixth wicket. NZ 262, 194/6, need 240 to beat India (318, 377/5d)11.01 IST: Another partnership is building up. Santner and BJ Watling have already added 35 runs for the sixth wicket. NZ 262, 193/5, need 241 to beat India (318, 377/5d)10.27 IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja strikes and that brings an end to Luke Ronchi’s gritty innings. The threatening Ronchi departs for 80 and India are jubilant. A bit quicker and fullish around off, Ronchi tries to play it inside out but gets it from the toe end of the bat and the ball lobs high into the air towards point. Ashwin circles around it and pouches it safely. NZ 262, 158/5, need 276 to beat India (318, 377/5d)Ronchi batted well for his 80 (Reuters Photo)10.21 IST: DRINKS! It has been a very good first hour for New Zealand. The NZ pair has added over 100 runs to their partnership for the fifth wicket. Ronchi is batting on 80 while Santner is on 31. NZ 262, 158/4, need 276 to beat India (318, 377/5d) 10.17 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner have added 102 runs for the fifth wicket. NZ 262, 158/4, need 276 to beat India (318, 377/5d) From the news desk: Jeetan Patel returns to BLACKCAPS as Mark Craig is ruled out of remaining Tests. Full story – https://t.co/rskKoRUIq5 pic.twitter.com/dkQFHZSSys BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 26, 201610.00 IST: BREAKING NEWS! New Zealand spinner Mark Craig ruled out of remaining two Tests vs India with side strain. Jeetan Patel has been named as his replacement.09.46 IST: FIFTY! Luke Ronchi continues to prove himself at the Test level as he brings up his second fifty in testing conditions. He took 83 balls to reach the landmark. NZ 262, 112/4, need 322 to beat India (318, 377/5d)09.39 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner have added 51 runs for the fifth wicket. While Ronchi has done the bulk of scoring, Santner has been absolute rock solid in defence. NZ 262, 107/4, need 327 to beat India (318, 377/5d)advertisement09.33 IST: It has been some dogged defence by the two New Zealand batsmen as R Ashwin and Jadeja bowl in tandem. NZ 262, 96/4, need 338 to beat India (318, 377/5d)09.27 IST: R Ashwin and Jadeja continue to exploit the helpful conditions as Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner fight. New Zealand 262, 94/4, need 340 to beat India (318, 377/5d)09.18 IST: Virat Kohli throws the ball to Ravindra Jadeja. He wants his spin twins to get into business straight away. New Zealand 262, 93/4, need 341 to beat India (318, 377/5d)09.15 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin starts proceedings on the final day of the 500th Test. New Zealand 262, 93/4, need 341 to beat India (318, 377/5d)09.02 IST: Luke Ronchi is the key for the visitors and he needs partners. BJ Watling has batted well under pressure in his career and it’s going to be another test for him in such conditions. It’s overcast as of now. 08.57 IST: The hosts are right on top in this game as New Zealand lost four wickets and are 341 runs away from the target. The Kiwis have three sessions to battle it out and it’s going to be really difficult for them as they have to face the likes of Ashwin and Jadeja on this Day 5 track. Spin clearly the need of the hour #INDvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm Test Cricket pic.twitter.com/MaS3eEAyxs BCCI (@BCCI) September 26, 2016Overcast and muggy ahead of day five in Kanpur #INDvNZ ^WN pic.twitter.com/50U37y1pSV BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 26, 2016India set New Zealand an improbable 434-run victory target and then blew away the visitors’ top order in Sunday’s final session to close in on a resounding win in the first test.Resuming day four on 159 for one, India’s positive batting over two sessions yielded 218 runs before home captain Virat Kohli declared on 377 for five.Needing to pull off the biggest successful chase in the history of test cricket for an unlikely win, New Zealand wobbled early and were reeling at 93 for four at stumps, still trailing the massive target by 341.Luke Ronchi (38) and Mitchell Santner (eight) will return on Monday hoping to resist or at least delay India’s victory march in the first match of the three-test series.Ravichandran Ashwin (3/68), who dismissed four frontline Kiwi batsmen in the first innings, proved once again why he is considered India’s premier spinner.The off-spinner had Martin Guptill caught at silly point for a duck with the first ball of his second over and trapped Tom Latham (two) leg before with the fifth.Ashwin claimed his 200th test wicket when he dismissed New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (25) leg before.Ross Taylor (17) then ran himself out to compound the tourists’ misery.last_img read more

first_imgJaipur, May 3 (PTI) Rajasthan will develop 3169 smart villages, which will have clean drinking water, roads, sewerage system, Wi-Fi facility, e-library, sports ground, street lights and health facilities.State Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Rajendra Rathore said that 3169 villages have been selected for the year 2017-18, which will be developed into “smart villages”. This comes along the lines of smart cities project.The villages will have all such facilities that any city has, Rathore said while giving a presentation during review meeting of smart village scheme here today.The meeting was chaired by state Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.Departmental officials said that eligible individuals will be provided accommodation on priority basis under PM Aawas Yojna (rural) in smart villages.Works including farm pond, cattle shed, levelling of farms, etc., will be completed on priority under the MNREGA. PTI AG ARKlast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Tyre manufacturing brand CEAT has come on board as title sponsor of the inaugural edition of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) today. CEAT is the flagship company of Rs 22,000-crore RPG Enterprises and with this new association, the league will be called CEAT UTT. “Table Tennis is a very dynamic sport and we are very happy to come on board as the title sponsor for Ultimate Table Tennis which has the potential to revolutionise the sport in India,” said Anant Goenka, Managing Director, CEAT Limited. The corporate giant further stated that apart from the title sponsorship, they would continue to help the players in different ways like they do with other Indian sports. CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis will start from July 13 in Chennai and then will move to Delhi from July 21 and the ultimate culmination, two semifinals and final, will be held in Mumbai from July 26. The league will have 24 of the best Indians as well as 24 world-class international players competing against one another through six clubs. Each club will have eight players?four men and four women with an equal mix of overseas and Indian players, apart from a foreign and an Indian coach. The league will be broadcast live on Star Sports Select 2 HD, Star Sports Select 2, Hotstar and JioTV. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

first_imgLG can be credited as one of the early brands to kick off the bezel-less trend this year when it launched its G6 flagship. The smartphone features slim bezels all around the display to provide an 18:9 aspect ratio. The company is expected to continue the full-screen design with the LG G7 next year, and we are now hearing that the upcoming flagship could also sport an advanced iris scanner as well.A patent recently surfaced via LetsGoDigital gives us a look at an iris scanning technology that seems to do more than just unlock the phone. As per the report, the technology will also help users protect sensitive information stored in the phone. What this means is that the iris scanning sensors will open certain sensitive apps only if it recognises you as the owner of the phone. The reports notes that the advanced iris scanner will register changes in the iris size and will set up a light screen or dark screen depending on how much light gets to it.While iris scanners work with infrared light, LG has reportedly developed a camera which can switch from an infrared to a regular one. This could possibly reduce the number of sensor needed for the biometric technology, which could mean even smaller bezels on the top for the G7.Also Read: LG G7 expected to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor: ReportWay back in May, rumours about LG’s next flagship started rolling with reports that the G7 could sport Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor. While the next-gen chipset is expected to power most flagship Android devices next year, it isn’t entirely sure that the G7 will be one of them. To recall, LG decided to skip the Snapdragon 835 SoC this year and instead went with the older 821 chip for the LG G6.advertisementWhile fans do expect LG to not make a similar mistake with the G7 next year, it is possible that the upcoming flagship could go with the current Snapdragon 835 SoC, if the company plans to launch the device as early as CES 2018 in January, as some recent reports have suggested. The company in recent years has been unveiling its flagships ahead of its competition, especially Samsung, to get a one up on them, but at the risk of outdated hardware. Interestingly, Samsung was also rumoured to unveil its upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at CES next month, but the company recently debunked the speculations.last_img read more

first_imgZAGREB, Croatia – Greece remained unbeaten with its third straight win in the European basketball tourney, whomping Georgia, 79-68 on Sept. 8.The Greeks rolled up an unbeatable 50-22 halftime lead with near-flawless execution against the outgunned Georgian team.Coach Fotis Katsikaris rested his big guns in the second half as the Greeks coasted to an easy win over opening with victories over FYROM and a nail-biter to beat host Croatia.Nick Calathes was Greece’s top scorer with 19 points, while NBA players Giannis Antetokounmpo and Costas Koufos had 12 each.Greece is alone on top of the group staged in Croatia and on Sept. 9 will play a much-tougher Slovenian team.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

first_imgKPL Gor Mahia coach crowned the best for September Seth Willis Last updated 1 year ago 15:44 11/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr Goal Kenya. KPL Gor Mahia v SoNy Sugar SoNy Sugar Gor Mahia Dylan Kerr warmed up for K’Ogalo’s coronation ceremony on Saturday with an accolade after scooping the Award for Sept. Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr has been crowned the best for the month of September.Kerr was presented with the award on Thursday at Camp Toyoyo after guiding his players through the day’s training session ahead of the final Kenyan Premier League match against Sony Sugar on Saturday.The Englishman is expected to lead K’Ogalo to the podium at Moi Stadium after guiding the team to the title in the top-tier domestic league in his first ever season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Kerr guided Gor Mahia to five out of six wins in the month of September – including a win against former champions Tusker that handed K’Ogalo the title with four games to spare.Kerr became the second Gor Mahia coach after Jose Marcelo Ferreira (March) to have scooped the award this year.Other past winners are Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo of Posta Rangers, suspended Tusker FC coach, George Nsimbe, former Western Stima coach Henry Omino and Sam Ssimbwa of Sofapaka.The Award comes with Sh75, 000 cash prize and a personalized trophy.last_img read more

first_imgAppointments to the boards of two public agencies will ensure strong leadership to advance the province’s interests in tourism and economic development. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson announced today, Jan. 28, Ben Cowan-Dewar and Paul Stackhouse have been re-appointed to the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency’s advisory board, and Mr. Cowan-Dewar is the new board chair. He replaces Tom Ruth who left the board this month. Mr. Samson also announced the re-appointment of Justin McDonough as chair of the Trade Centre Limited’s board of directors for a one-year term. Kenzie MacDonald has been appointed for a three-year term. The standing committee on human resources approved the appointments today and they will be finalized shortly. “Nova Scotians benefit from experienced leadership in important sectors to the province. These appointments will contribute to building a stronger tourism industry and bringing economic benefits to communities by hosting large events,” said Mr. Samson. “I am pleased to welcome these experienced, high-calibre leaders to the boards, and thank them for taking this on during an exciting and important time for both organizations. “I want to thank outgoing advisory board chair Tom Ruth for his hard work and dedication to building Nova Scotia’s profile as a destination that is among the best in the world.” Appointed to the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency’s inaugural advisory board in November 2012, Mr. Cowan-Dewar is the co-founder and managing director of Cabot Links in Inverness. He was chosen for the agency’s advisory board based on his international experience in tourism and marketing. Mr. Stackhouse is the owner of Hillside House Inn in Annapolis Royal. He has extensive experience in the hotel and accommodations business, strategic planning and marketing, and was a member of the tourism agency’s inaugural advisory board. Mr. Cowan-Dewar and Mr. Stackhouse will both serve three-year terms. The Nova Scotia Tourism Agency advisory board provides advice and leadership in implementing the province’s long-term tourism strategy. The board is made up of industry, business and government leaders. Re-appointed chair of the Trade Centre Limited board, Mr. McDonough of Halifax is a chartered financial consultant and a partner with Matthews McDonough Financial Planning Incorporated. His background in senior financial administration and experience in sports are considered assets for his continued participation in the board. Mr. MacDonald of Halifax is president and owner of real estate business Avison Young, and the Keystone Business Centre. He served as chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is a member of the Spring Garden Area Business Commission. Mr. MacDonald was chosen based on his background in senior financial administration and business ownership and entrepreneurship. The board of directors of Trade Centre Limited plays a pivotal role in charting the future direction of the agency. A provincial crown agency, it is committed to developing the business hospitality and entertainment industry in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Traders’ body CAIT Tuesday asked the Union Health Ministry to set up an expert committee to deliberate on appropriate regulations for electronic cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). ENDS are devices that heat a solution to create an aerosol, which also frequently contains flavours, usually dissolved into propylene glycol and glycerin.In a memorandum to Health Minister Harshvardhan, CAIT said while over the past decade the government has instituted several tobacco control measures, the rate at which smoking prevalence is dropping has remained low. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIt said that “tobacco harm reduction” has emerged as a viable solution to reduce this disease burden by substituting the use of combustible cigarettes with lesser harm alternatives like e-cigarettes. “Cigarette smoke exposes smokers to over 400 toxins and 69 known carcinogens, and e-cigarettes, which are an electronic, combustion-free alternative provide users a similar amount of nicotine, without emitting these toxins and cancer-causing chemicals,” it said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsCAIT said that has “been established by public health bodies like the Public Health England” that ENDS are at least 95 per cent less harmful than cigarettes and globally, these products are being used to strengthen tobacco control measures of countries like UK, Canada, and New Zealand The chamber has urged the government to review all aspects of e-cigarettes, including existing global regulation, emerging supporting evidence showcasing relative safety of ENDS in comparison to cigarettes, and the potential of these products to supplement tobacco control measures in Country to reduce overall non-communicable disease burden. “For a holistic view, it would be important to establish an expert member committee to evaluate best practices in terms of regulation and results of scientific studies on ENDS,” CAIT said. CAIT said that the panel should invite the views of all relevant stakeholders in the ENDS ecosystem to achieve a regulatory model that truly balances the risks and benefits of this product class.last_img read more

first_imgLondon: Scientists have identified a new species of pterosaur reptiles — with a wingspan of up to 10 metres — which is among the largest ever flying animals. Cryodrakon boreas, from the Azhdarchid group of pterosaurs was a flying reptile which lived during the Cretaceous period around 77 million years ago. Its remains were discovered 30 years ago in Alberta, Canada, but palaeontologists had assumed they belonged to an already known species of pterosaur discovered in Texas, US, named Quetzalcoatlus. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe study, published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, reveals it is actually a new species and the first pterosaur to be discovered in Canada. “This is a cool discovery, we knew this animal was here but now we can show it is different to other azhdarchids and so it gets a name,” said David Hone, lead author of the study from Queen Mary University of London in the UK. Although the remains — consisting of a skeleton that has part of the wings, legs, neck and a rib — were originally assigned to Quetzalcoatlus, study of this and additional material uncovered over the years shows it is a different species in light of the growing understanding of azhdarchid diversity. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe main skeleton is from a young animal with a wingspan of about five metres but one giant neck bone from another specimen suggests an adult animal would have a wingspan of around 10 metres, researchers said. This makes Cryodrakon boreas comparable in size to other giant azhdarchids including the Texan Quetzalcoatlus which could reach 10.5 metres in wingspan and weighed around 250 kilogrammes, they said. Like other azhdarchids, these animals were carnivorous and predominantly predated on small animals which would likely include lizards, mammals and even baby dinosaurs. “It is great that we can identify Cryodrakon as being distinct to Quetzalcoatlus as it means we have a better picture of the diversity and evolution of predatory pterosaurs in North America,” Hone added. Unlike most pterosaur groups, azhdarchids are known primarily from terrestrial settings and, despite their likely capacity to cross oceanic distances in flight, they are broadly considered to be animals that were adapted for, and lived in, inland environments. Despite their large size and a distribution across North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe, few azhdarchids are known from more than fragmentary remains, researchers said. This makes Cryodrakon an important animal since it has very well preserved bones and includes multiple individuals of different sizes, they said.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “With the iHeartRadio Canada brand successfully launched, I am thrilled to continue working in this newly expanded capacity with Randy and the entire Bell Media Radio division,” said Farina. “With the success of the sold-out, inaugural iHeartRadio Canada Jingle Ball concert in November, momentum for the brand keeps building as we prepare to launch additional events and initiatives. I’m excited to be part of what’s to come.”Farina was Program Director for Toronto’s 104.5 CHUM FM, then Vice-President of Programming for CHUM Radio, before joining Astral as Executive Vice-President, Content and Platforms. He moved to Los Angeles to launch Black Box, a music company that provides strategy, artist development, and digital marketing services. Farina was also Vice-President, Programming and Innovation for Rogers Media’s radio division, and served on the Senior Content Council at Rogers.About Bell MediaMedia creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, operating 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, as well as managing the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service in Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media announced the appointment today of Rob Farina to the role of Head of iHeartRadio, Syndication, and Strategic Initiatives, Bell Media Radio.After joining Bell Media seven months ago as Senior Advisor for the launch of iHeartRadio Canada, Farina’s role now expands to include responsibility for growing Orbyt Media, Canada’s premier radio content syndication group, and implementing new strategic radio initiatives in coordination with David Corey, Vice-President of Radio Programming. Farina will continue to lead iHeartRadio Canada, with the responsibility of increasing iHeartRadio subscriptions and planning and executing all iHeartRadio events.“Rob has played a vital role in the successful launch of iHeartRadio in Canada, a truly game-changing digital listening and experiential service,” said Randy Lennox. “We look forward to continuing to elevate this brand across Canada with Rob’s experience and strategic insight.”last_img read more

“The availability of laparoscopic surgical techniques in our hospital improves medical services in Mosul, and credit must go to the support we have received from the WHO and United States Aid Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA),” said the Hospital manager Dr Nashat Ganim Al-Khaiat, in a press release.“I suffered from recurrent cholecystitis which required gallbladder removal which I couldn’t afford to have done privately,” said Nadia, 48, the first patient to receive the new treatment at the hospital.“I had the operation in Al Jumhori Hospital, and now I am recovering quickly. My life is returning to normal,” she added.Nadia had recently returned to Mosul with her family after more than 3 years in a camp for internally displaced people. In September, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report, concluded that nearly four million people had managed to return home overall.Throughout Mosul some 40,000 homes still need to be renovated and more efforts and resources are needed to meet the growing demand for health care services from millions of returnees and displaced people, who are gradually heading home, hoping to rebuild their lives overall.WHO thanked the OFDA. The UN heath agency is working in hard-hit governorates like Ninewa, Anbar, Salah Aldin and Kirkuk – along with local authorities, donors and partners there – to guarantee medical services to the most vulnerable people, coping mainly with emergency recovery needs.WHO delivered 2.5 tons of front-line medicines on Wednesday, to support primary health care centers and mobile medical clinics just in the Ninewa governorate alone.Mosul was liberated by an Iraqi Government-led coalition last July, after ISIL, or Da’esh seized the second-largest city in the country in June 2014. The campaign to expel the terrorists lasted for months, involving street-to-street fighting and the destruction of much of the city. Thousands of civilians died and more than 900,000 were displaced.At the Al Jumhori Hospital, previously known as Al Athba Field Hospital, in West Mosul, doctors are starting to perform surgeries that are life-changing for patients who only recently returned home to reconstruct their city.The facilities built in 2016 by the UN health agency to treat trauma patients during the liberation operation, are now offering specialized health treatments that include laparoscopies, a surgery that uses small incisions in the abdomen or pelvis, with the aid of a camera to examine the organs. read more

Tales of family heroics inevitably become exaggerated and embellished over time. But the descendants of Sir Thomas Noel Harris, a British Brigade-Major in the Battle of Waterloo, can finally rest assured that their ancestor really did play a pivotal and death-defying role in the decisive conflict. So when a jacket purporting to belong to the officer came up for auction, his family bought it and asked forensic experts at Cranfield University to find out whether it was the genuine article and if it backed up his story. Not only were scientists able to say with certainty that the uniform was… Family legend and diaries suggested Sir Thomas had been shot, and had his arm amputated on the battlefield. 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. read more

first_imgProductivity is the current catch phrase for the industry, and energy productivity has a large role to play where low grade orebodies are processed in remote locations. It is estimated 3 % of the world’s electrical energy is used to crush rock, therefore any productivity improvements in comminution will result in improved business performance. CEEC is a global industry body who aims to focus attention on proven benefits of efficient processing strategies, with a view to improving results for all mining operators.OZ Minerals’ strategy is to create value for its shareholders and other stakeholders, with a focus on four areas: lean business, multiple assets, copper core and customer focus. Sponsoring CEEC is directly in line with these. Improving processing productivity delivers a lean business result.“The resources sector and cycle is shifting rapidly,” said Andrew Cole, Managing Director and CEO. “OZ Minerals’ response is to become a leaner, highly agile and decisive company focused on growth and creating long-term value. We have, and will continue to make changes across the entire business from a position of operational and balance sheet strength. Our new strategy will touch every part of our operation and demand a new way of working.“The Company is ideally positioned to maximise cash generation from Prominent Hill as open pit waste movement falls and copper production continues at a strong run-rate.“Changes in the resources cycle bring opportunities and this strategy is about ensuring we have the foundation and appropriate culture and discipline to capitalise on those.”OZ Minerals joins industry leaders such as Antofagasta Minerals, Anglo American, MMG, Barrick Gold and leading METS companies in supporting CEEC’s work.CEEC aims to raise awareness of beneficial alternative comminution strategies with the objective of improving earnings, achieving lower processing costs and gaining energy productivity in the mining sector. CEEC is the acronym for the Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution. It was established by a visionary group of mining industry leaders, who recognised the need to provide a platform for effective communication of the latest technical findings on efficient comminution practices.Extensive research and improved engineering design has established that a range of improved blasting, crushing, sorting and grinding techniques may lower project costs. These include relatively straight forward strategies such as removing waste material before size reduction, a better combination of grinding technologies and targeting larger grind sizes where mineralogy allows.CEEC is funded wholly by industry sponsorship from – Anglo American, Barrick Gold, IMARC, CITIC-HIC, Antofagasta Minerals, Oz Minerals, Gekko Systems, Ausenco, Glencore Technology, Outotec, Orica, New Gold, Derrick Corp, Metso, AMIRA International, MMG, Weir Minerals, Multotec and FLSmidth.last_img read more

first_imgWith every generation of console hardware inevitably people try and usually succeed at cracking the security, producing a modchip or workaround, and allowing games to be played using alternative or unofficial media.In the case of the Nintendo Wii, a modchip was created called the Wiikey that acted as an optical drive emulator and allowed games to be played from any USB media. The installation of the chip involved dismantling your Wii, but afterwards it could receive firmware updates via a DVD and worked with pretty much all generations of the hardware.Now the same group that developed the Wiikey is claiming to have cracked the Wii U, and will be introducing a new optical drive emulator called the WiikeyU or WiikeU. However, there’s no evidence of their crack yet, just a claim on the official Wiikey site that the team has “completely reversed the Wii U drive authentification, disk encryption, file system, and everything else needed.” If that’s true, we can expect the new modchip to appear very soon.Nintendo doesn’t believe them, though. They have seen no evidence that the Wii U has had its systems cracked and no reports of unauthorized games being played. Even if the claim turns out to be true, Nintendo has the ability to update the Wii U’s firmware quickly and block the use of a mod chip. Of course, that depends entirely on the method used to bypass the system’s security measures. Is it easy to close that security hole?If the Wii U has been compromised this early in its lifecycle then that’s a bit embarrassing for Nintendo. Depending on how quickly they can fix the problem it could impact the console and games releases negatively–not because people will stop buying games, but because publishers and developers may ignore the platform thinking  it is a new hive of piracy.last_img read more

first_imgNew signing Rhys Marshall named on the bench as Munster make four changes for Ospreys clashUlster without Jackson, Cave and Wilson as Kiss names team for Edinburgh clash Fun afternoon at St Mary’s rugby club here in Dublin #futurestars pic.twitter.com/Kmai9TiInh— Dan Carter (@DanCarter) November 3, 2016 ‘Ireland will have to play out of their skins for 80 minutes to have any chance’ Dan Carter says it would be a huge shock if New Zealand are beaten tomorrow, but the beauty of sport means you can never say never. Nov 4th 2016, 7:30 AM Add us: the42.ie 30 Comments By Ryan Bailey Image: James Crombie/INPHO Carter shaking hands with Sexton after the 2010 Test match in Dublin. Image: James Crombie/INPHO IT’S A SIMPLE question, and one which has been asked all week, but in 18 attempts no side has been able to answer it; how do you go about beating Steve Hansen’s All Blacks?Not since Australia put 27 points past New Zealand in August of last year have the world champions been beaten as they’ve embarked on a unprecendented winning streak, sweeping aside any challenger with such conviction.Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have two opportunities to plot the downfall of a side widely-heralded as one of the greatest of all time, although not many observers are giving them much chance this weekend.New Zealand’s formidable form, coupled with Ireland’s short preparation window and the absence of experienced heads like Sean O’Brien and Peter O’Mahony, means the odds are heavily stacked against Ireland causing an upset in Chicago.And All Black great Dan Carter admits it would be a huge shock if Hansen’s all-conquering side weren’t to extend their streak to 19 tomorrow, even if he is allowing for the unpredictability of sport.“All the favours are with the All Blacks continuing their winning streak but it is the beauty of sport and why we watch it,” the legendary out-half said in Dublin yesterday. Carter was in Ireland on Thursday to launch SoftCo10. Source: James Crombie/INPHO“Anything can happen on the field and playing with the All Blacks, in my experience, is a game that opponents love to get up for. They can grow an arm and a leg in these matches. Anything is possible.“They are going to have to play out of their skins for 80 minutes until the final whistle to have any chance. You never rule it out but the All Blacks are playing with a huge amount of confidence off the back of a pretty awesome season. I’m pretty confident they’ll continue that pattern and hopefully get the win.”The long-standing rivalry between the two countries will be renewed at Solider Field for the first of two November Test matches, with Schmidt’s charges chasing history in America by hoping to become the first Irish side to topple the All Blacks.The task, however, has never been as great with this New Zealand side continuing to evolve and progress under Hansen since lifting the World Cup a little over 12 months ago. The gulf in class between them and the rest has widened.“It’s been great to sit back and watch them and just see the progress from after the World Cup,” Carter, who retired from international rugby after lifting the Webb Ellis Cup, said.“Where as a lot of teams put so much emphasis on the World Cup and didn’t really know what they were going to do afterwards and you’ve seen teams have taken a big dip since. The All Blacks have just continued to get better and that’s off the back of some strong foundations which have been put in place for many years. Carter in action at the Aviva Stadium in 2010. Source: James Crombie/INPHO“Same coaching staff and management and they’ve kept things rolling. It’s not a surprise to me as when I was involved in the All Blacks we were bringing a lot of these younger guys up into leadership roles and now a few of the older players have moved on and it’s been a natural evolution of those younger players to lead the team.”Many of those younger players were coming through the ranks during Carter’s final years in the side and have emerged to take up the mantle and ensure the All Blacks’ enduring success remains.Aaron Cruden was one of the players he took under his wing and nurtured and it was he who deputised for an injured Carter for the last meeting between the nations; that, haunting, almost unmentionable, game three years ago.Cruden kicked a penalty and three conversions at the Aviva Stadium that day and although that was the closest Ireland have ever come to defeating the All Blacks in 28 attempts, Carter admits there’s huge respect in New Zealand for Irish rugby.“There’s huge respect for the Irish side, it’s always a huge Test match,” he continued. 20,012 Views center_img https://the42.ie/3061133 Carter shaking hands with Sexton after the 2010 Test match in Dublin. Share45 Tweet Email “You only have to look back a few years ago. It’s probably still giving a few Irish people nightmares and that game was extremely close and there’s such a great rivalry between the All Blacks and Ireland.“We’re very lucky we have an amazing history with the success we’ve had against the Irish teams and every time there’s a game there’s always that question, is that history going to change? It brings a bit of edge to the Test match and adding to being such a great occasion, being played in Chicago. Neutral ground, although it probably won’t be neutral as there will be twice as many Irish supporters there than All Blacks supporters.“It’s a great occasion and the All Blacks have had a lot of success this year but I know they would have been working extremely hard for this game and giving the Irish team the respect they deserve. Lifting the Webb Ellis Cup to mark the end of an illustrious All Black career. Source: PA Archive/PA Images“The All Blacks really like Ireland’s humility. They often see a lot of similarities between the All Blacks and Ireland, they’re very humble in success, they’re a hard-working side, and they play the game with great spirit. We would enjoy catching up with them as well afterwards. When you have those values and attributes, then you naturally give them plenty of respect.”After surviving that scare in 2013, Hansen and his players won’t be taking this weekend’s challenge lightly. They know what Ireland can bring to the party and, according to Carter, will be wary of what masterplan Schmidt might have up his sleeve.And if Ireland are to have any joy tomorrow evening, Carter, like so many others, places huge importance on the bench and its capacity to come on and not only change the game but keep up to speed with the All Blacks in the closing stages. It is during that period in which they are so clinical and devastating.“You need huge confidence in your bench. It’s almost become a speciality role. Something that we have put a lot of emphasis on in the last couple of years is that you’re not on the bench because you’re the second best player or something.“You’ve got to be there to add an impact. Obviously, you might be coming on for an injury, but the reason is for a specific role. Whether that’s for the last ten minutes, twenty minutes, the coaches have their plans around that. I’ve seen a lot of teams match the All Blacks intensity and really take it to them, but to be able to do that for 80 minutes, it takes its toll on players. Friday 4 Nov 2016, 7:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Dan Carter/Twitter Short URL “That’s where you need that impact, so Ireland obviously need huge games from the guys that come off the bench, and just need to play at a speed and physicality level that matches the All Blacks, but also forces the All Blacks into being put under pressure.“It’s not easy to do, but in sport, momentum is a big part of the game and if Ireland can get some momentum going for a period of time they can then they can put the All Blacks under pressure.“I’m not a coach so I haven’t really thought about what I’d do against the All Blacks. We’ve got so much work done in different aspects of the game that if you play conservative, we have an answer for that. I’m not sure if you want to pack up shop and play a defensive game. I don’t have an answer for that, to be honest.”We’ll soon find out if Joe Schmidt has the answer.SoftCo, the leading provider of finance software formally launched SoftCo10 and announced Dan Carter as its Brand Ambassador. The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add!last_img read more