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On a day when he hit the irons close he needed only two On a day when he hit the irons close he needed only two long birdie putts, from 20 feet on 13th and from 15-16 feet on third. “But I also had two good par saves, when I missed the green in regulation on 16th and sixth.” Rashid, whose driver was not working last week, said, “I was struggling with my driver last week but I managed to hit the ball straight this week and if I can continue doing so, Ill be there. I had an extra driver head and I fixed it myself and it is working well.” Rashid started well with three birdies in his opening six holes and then had another three in his last five holes. “I missed several putts from seven to 13 but I recovered well on 14 with a good up and down and managed to close with two birdies. Overall it was a good round as Ive stayed bogey-free the last two days,” said Rashid. Atwal, who won on the Asian Tour in December 2014 after a gap of six years, had a great start with three birdies from first five holes. His only blemish was a bogey on par-5 sixth and on the back nine, he eagled par-5 14th and closed with a birdie on 18th. The only two Indians who missed the cut were Gaganjeet Bhullar and Chiragh Kumar. Bhullar (70-72), who had an early double on par-5 second and a bogey on fourth, added three birdies later on, but it was not enough and he missed the cut by one. Chiragh, who started from 10th, exited with 73-71, with his bogeys on sixth and eighth proving costly as the cut fell at three-under. PTI Cor CM CMadvertisement
Liverpool’s undefeated start to the Premier League season was ended on January 3 by Manchester City, who beat them 2-1, then four days later Wolves got the better of Jurgen Klopp’s men in the FA Cup.After five months of blistering football, there is little to suggest that this is anything more than a dip from the Reds, who are expected to bounce back against Brighton on Saturday.Klopp can throw his full strength at the Amex Stadium, with only three games to play before the end of January, when the tempo of the season will pick up once more. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game…Liverpool Injuries In defence, Liverpool remain without Joe Gomez although Joel Matip trained on Thursday and is seemingly nearing a return.Klopp told reporters: “Joel trained yesterday for the first time with the team, which is already really good but we have to see. We have to decide it day by day how he is doing, I am not 100 per cent sure. He feels good and that’s good for us, of course.”Hendo will train today for the first time, we see what that then means exactly. Adam [is] out, Dejan [is] out and Joe, of course, [is] out.”All are improving obviously, that’s clear. I don’t know if a few are available and for a few I know they are not available, so that’s the situation.”Lovren continues to miss out with a hamstring problem, though he could return to face Leicester City on January 30.Klopp added on the Croatian defender: “I don’t know. It is serious otherwise he would play, but it is not that serious. It is a muscle thing and I would expect him back after maybe Crystal Palace, I am not sure. We have to see.”Rhian Brewster and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, meanwhile, are on the long-term injury list.Liverpool Suspensions Liverpool do not have any suspended players for this game.Liverpool Likely Line-UpThe relaxed nature of the Reds’ fixture list in the weeks ahead means that Jurgen Klopp can afford to name his strongest available squad for this match.Such are the problems at centre-back, it seems likely that the versatile Fabinho will drop in to play alongside Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the defence. The Brazilian is only their fifth choice in that role, with Ki-Jana Hoever set to take up a spot on the bench.Fabinho’s void in midfield could be filled by either Henderson or Xherdan Shaqiri, but otherwise the team should pick itself.Brighton team news Goalkeeper Maty Ryan and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are away on Asian Cup duty with Australia and Iran respectively, so miss out.On the injury front, Albion are bereft of Bernardo from their defence and Jose Izquierdo.TV Channel & Kick-Off Time The fixture will be played during the blackout period of games in the UK, meaning that it will not be broadcast or available for live stream.In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on NBC Sports, kick-off 10am ETBest Opta Match Facts Brighton have lost their last six matches against Liverpool in all competitions, including all three Premier League matches by an aggregate score of 1-10. Liverpool have never lost away at Brighton in the top-flight (P5 W2 D3 L0), with the five previous meetings featuring 25 goals (16 for Liverpool, 9 for Brighton). Liverpool are looking to win their first four Premier League meetings against an opponent for the fifth time, and the first since March 2015 when they did so against Burnley (also against QPR, West Brom and Wigan Athletic). Five of Brighton’s six Premier League home defeats have come against ‘big six’ sides; this will be their first ever Premier League home match against a side starting the day top. Liverpool have won their last eight Premier League games kicking off at 3pm on a Saturday, winning seven of those by a margin of at least three goals. Liverpool’s 21 game unbeaten run and nine game winning run in the Premier League came to an end against Man City last time out. They’ve not lost consecutive games in the competition since September 2015 under Brendan Rodgers. Only one manager in Premier League history has a worse 100% defeat percentage against Liverpool than Brighton boss Chris Hughton’s record of six defeats in six matches – Gary Megson, who lost nine out of nine games against the Reds. Of the 209 Premier League players to have been involved in 100+ duels this season in the competition, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has the highest proportion of duels won (75.2%). Only one player in the competition has a superior aerial duel won % than he has (100+ aerial competed) and that is Brighton defender Shane Duffy. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has scored twice and assisted twice in his three Premier League appearances against Brighton. Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has scored four goals in his last two Premier League appearances – as many as he had in his first 19 in the competition this season. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Shikhar Dhawan scored 94 while KL Rahul was unbeaten on 71 as India took an all important 49-run lead in the opening Test vs Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (SCORECARD)India 2nd Innings:End of day’s play. An entertaining day of Test cricket comes to an end. Sri Lanka 294, #TeamIndia 171/1 in the 2nd innings. S Dhawan 94, KL Rahul 73*, Pujara 2* #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/WiCVoMcUUQ- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201716:32 IST: STUMPS! The umpires get together again. AND THE PLAYERS WALK OFF DUE TO BAD LIGHT. Almost opposite scenes as compared to yesterday. Sri Lanka wanted to go off, while Kohli wanted to be on the field. Now, Chandimal wants more balls to be bowled to the new batsman but India are happy to be spending some time in the dressing room. India 172 and 171/1, lead Sri Lanka (294) by 49 runs16:17 IST: WICKET! 37.1: D Shanaka to Dhawan. There is a nick! Dhawan misses out on a ton. What a decision from Nigel Llong. Hardly was there any noise. That too with the crowd making so much noise. A length ball outside off, Dhawan comes down the track and swings hard but misses. Dickwella collects and appeals while Shanaka seems to be certain he has his man. Llong raises his finger and now Dhawan takes the review. Snikcometer shows a spike. So India lose a review. Perhaps Dhawan might not have felt the nick. Well played though. India 172 and 166/1, lead Sri Lanka (294) by 44 runs1st Test. 36.1: MDK Perera to S Dhawan (92), 4 runs, 163/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytmadvertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201715:55 IST: 31.6: L Gamage to S Dhawan, FOUR! CRASH! Literally toying. Short and down the leg side, Dhawan pulls it to the fine leg fence! 12 from the over, 23 off the last 2! 150 PARTNERSHIP COMES UP. The lead is now 30.15:54 IST: 31.5: L Gamage to Dhawan, FOUR! Excellent batting. A short ball again, around middle, pulled through square leg all along the ground for a boundary! Moves to 81 from 99 balls. His 9th boundary!1st Test. 30.5: R Herath to S Dhawan (73), 6 runs, 139/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201715:37 IST: 28.6: R Herath to Dhawan, SIX! What a way to erase the deficit and get into the lead! Herath tosses it around middle and leg, Dhawan, for the umpteenth time, makes use of his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and smashes it high and handsome over long on for half a dozen. The first of the innings. INDIA LEAD BY 4!4th Test 50 for @SDhawan25 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/9cc1JwUMsj- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 20171st Test. 26.5: R Herath to S Dhawan (55), 4 runs, 116/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201715:25 IST: FIFTY! 25.5: D Perera to Dhawan. Even he has rectified for the first innings failure and is looking good for more. He has looked assured with his footwork and has been cautious with his off side play. This ball – flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a run.1st Test. 25.1: MDK Perera to S Dhawan (48), 4 runs, 107/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 2017FIFTY! @klrahul11 celebrates as he brings up his 10th Test 50 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/HOPGTXOlU1- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201715:01 IST: 20.2: S Lakmal to S Dhawan, FOUR. Now Dhawan gets into the act. Lakmal offers him width from round the wicket, Dhawan is too good to miss out. Cuts it past a diving backward point for a boundary. The trail is down to 28 now.14.59 IST: Perera to Rahul, FOUR! Now the confidence is glaringly visible. Time and again he has talked about taking a liking to the spinners and with this shot he has just walked the talk. Uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives it all along the ground through the covers for a boundary. Good to see.1st Test. 19.6: MDK Perera to L Rahul (54), 4 runs, 90/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201714.58 IST: FIFTY! Perera to Rahul, There it is. 9th fifty for KL Rahul in his last 11 innings. Gets to his 10th Test fifty with a flick towards deep mid-wicket. He has really looked good. Controlled shots and not getting carried away is the key.14.54 IST: Lakmal to Rahul, FOUR! Irony! If Rahul was in absolute control of the previous shot, here he is absolutely lucky. Lakmal bowls a straighter line and lands it on a length around off. Rahul’s feet go nowhere as he pushes at that from the crease. Fortunately, the inside edge on this occasion takes the ball quickly to the fine leg fence and not onto the stumps.advertisement1st Test. 18.4: S Lakmal to L Rahul (49), 4 runs, 83/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201714.53 IST: Lakmal to Rahul, FOUR! He just looks fluid, says Harsha Bhogle on air. That is as apt as it gets. If you see this shot, you’d imagine a liquid flowing on the surface of a table. Fuller outside off, Rahul nicely leans into that and drives it through covers. Gets the result that he desires – a boundary.1st Test. 18.3: S Lakmal to L Rahul (45), 4 runs, 79/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201714.50 IST: Perera to Rahul, FOUR! Take all the time in the world to set your field, if the bowling is not in the right areas, runs will flow freely. Perera overpitches this outside off, Rahul leans forward and drives it past covers for a boundary.1st Test. 17.1: MDK Perera to L Rahul (40), 4 runs, 74/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201714.48 IST: The men concerned make their way out to the middle. Rahul and Dhawan stride out refreshed due to the break. The former has got a life courtesy a tough caught and bowled chance that went down off Gamage’s bowling. Wickets, wickets and only wickets would be in the visitors’ minds. The hosts would want a wicketless hour as a stepping block to a clean session. Dilruwan Perera to begin proceedings in this session, with a slip and a short mid on in place. A mid-wicket is in place too.At Tea on Day 4 – India (172 & 70/0), trail Sri Lanka (294) by 52 runs #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/nnWTjAPUTD- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201714:28 IST: TEA!1st Test. 11.6: L Gamage to S Dhawan (25), 4 runs, 48/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201713:59 IST: DROPPED! 11.2: Gamage to Rahul. A tough one you have to admit as it was in the followthrough. Gamage bowls it full around off, Rahul drives it back aerially. Gamage gets his right hand out but fails to catch that. Parries it towards mid off. India 172, 43/0 (11.2 overs) vs Sri Lanka 2941st Test. 10.6: D Shanaka to S Dhawan (21), 4 runs, 43/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201713:40 IST: 7.4: L Gamage to Rahul, FOUR! Rahul looks elegant when he gets going. Gamage hurls it on a length outside off, the batsman gets nicely forward and drives it through point for a boundary.1st Test. 3.5: L Gamage to S Dhawan (8), 4 runs, 22/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201713:16 IST: 2.5: S Lakmal to Dhawan, FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan gets going with a boundary now. Lakmal serves it on a fuller length outside off, the southpaw gets a stride forward and drives it through covers. The fielder there gives a valiant chase but comes second best.1st Test. 1.6: L Gamage to L Rahul (13), 4 runs, 13/0 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201713:10 IST: 1.3: L Gamage to Rahul, FOUR. And another one. Two-in-two. Gamage, in search of some swing, bowls it full again around off. Rahul just times his push past mid off perfectly. There was no one manning that area and a boundary results.advertisement13:09 IST: 1.2: L Gamage to L Rahul, FOUR! This is what a full-flow Rahul can do. Play classical shots and get runs. Overpitched outside off, KL leans into it and drives it classically through covers.13:05 IST: 0.4: S Lakmal to Rahul, Rahul is off the mark and off the pair! He taps this in front of point to set off and complete a run that’ll get him going.Sri Lanka 1st Innings:Innings Break – Sri Lanka finish their first innings on 294 with a lead of 122 runs #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/FnW7l5QvI9- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201712:52 IST: SRI LANKA ALL OUT! 83.4: M Shami to Lakmal, OUT! Knocked him over! The Lankan innings ends at least. Not surprising as to what happened with Lakmal. He had complete freedom to try and get a century in 30 balls and he was going after everything. The ball was slightly short of full and outside off. Lakmal through his bat at it but his feet were stuck in cement. Normally the feet should move, unless you have luck like Herath’s. Else, the ball generally tends to either beat the edge or take it. This time it went off the inside edge and knocked the off pole. SRI LANKA LEAD BY 122!12:47 IST: WICKET! 82.3: B Kumar to Herath, OUT c Mohammed Shami b Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Sri Lanka have lost their ninth wicket. Sri Lanka 290/9 (82.3 overs), lead India (172) by 118 runs1st Test. 79.2: U Yadav to R Herath (54), 4 runs, 277/8 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201712:25 IST: FIFTY! 77.3: U Yadav to Herath, FOUR! Third Test half-century for Herath. This could be one of his most important knocks. Sri Lanka 272/8 (77.4 overs), lead India (172) by 100 runs12:20 IST: 76.1: R Ashwin to Lakmal, Untidy. He got what he wanted and could have had Lakmal on strike for the entire over. He has no one but himself to blame. Ashwin flights this outside off, invites Lakmal to have a go at him, the latter dances, accepts the invitation and blasts the ball. It goes straight back to the bowler but he lets it through his legs. Wrings his hand in pain. A single gets Lakmal off strike.12:14 IST: 74.4: R Ashwin to Herath, An LBW appeal now but it dies down almost instantly. Full and around off, Herath comes forward to defend but gets hit on the pads. Might have been an inside edge.12:12 IST: The players are back out in the middle. It will be RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN to continue after Lunch. Herath to face.12:12 IST: Welcome back after a fine opening session. There was aggression, some drama and then a counter-punch. All that has seen Sri Lanka take the momentum away from India and in likelihood, steered themselves to safety. Hard to see them losing from here unless they collapse very badly in the fourth innings. On the other hand, if they add another 40-50 runs, they could start dreaming about that rare Test win in India.At Lunch on Day 4 of the 1st Test, Sri Lanka 263/8, lead India (172) by 91 runs #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/A059gP54py- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201711:36 IST: LUNCH! What an exciting session of play! 28.2 overs, 98/4. Sri Lanka have managed to gain some ascendancy in this match. The momentum has been swinging like a pendulum but as of now, they will be the happier side heading into the break. Sri Lanka 263/8 at lunch, lead India (172) by 91 runs1st Test. 73.5: U Yadav to S Lakmal (10), 4 runs, 263/8 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201711:35 IST: 73.1: U Yadav to R Herath, FOUR. Lucky Herath again. Short and wide outside off, Herath flashes hard but gets a top edge. Luckily for him, it flies over the slips to the third man fence.11:34 IST: 72.5: Ashwin to Lakmal, LBW appeal! Turned down. Lakmal looks to defend this flighted ball around middle but misses. Is pinged on the pads and India put in a stifled appeal but the umpire stays put. Going down leg perhaps.1st Test. 73.1: U Yadav to R Herath (42), 4 runs, 258/8 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 20171st Test. 71.4: B Kumar to S Lakmal (5), 4 runs, 253/8 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201711:12 IST: 69.2: B Kumar to R Herath, RUN OUT CHANCE MISSED! Herath continues his charmed life. A couple of events on this ball. First he gets a short ball which has not been troubling him at all this innings. Pulls it comfortably through mid-wicket and all the way through, it seems like a boundary is written all over it. However, Ravindra Jadeja chases it like a cheetah chasing its prey, from mid-wicket to his right. He sticks out his right hand and then pushes the ball away. Gets across the boundary rope and then recovers to come back in. Picks the ball up and has a rocket-like shy at the striker’s end. Poor Rangana, he is just halfway through for the second run when the throw is coming in. The keeper gets ready for the catch and Herath seems to be a goner. But Saha fumbles. Jadeja is furious.11:10 IST: SURANGA LAKMAL walks in at number 10, replacing Dilruwan. 20 minutes to go for the scheduled lunch break. 10 minutes of Lankan batting will ensure India do not bat before the break. Can the Lankans take the lead to 100?11:09 IST: 68.6: Shami to Perera, OUT! Caught behind! That is a jaffa. Could have got out any quality batsman.11:04 IST: 67.6: B Kumar to Perera, STOP THE PRESS. Dilruwan scores. He faced 13 dots on the trot before this. Moves to 3 from 31 balls now. Dogged effort. Outside off, steered behind point for a single.10:50 IST: 64.6: M Shami to Herath, LBW appeal, turned down. Pitched outside leg, Herath misses his flick. Shami puts in an appeal but when Kohli asks about the review, shakes his head. 8 from that over…10:49 IST: 64.5: M Shami to Herath, FOUR! Outstanding timing! A full toss, swinging in from outside off, Herath does two things in one go. First he counters the swing by getting his bat down in time and then manages to push it through the covers. Finds the gap and boundary. Herath is now 30 from 45 balls. 5 boundaries in that.10:47 IST: 64.3: M Shami to R Herath, FOUR! That is a terrific shot. Banged in short around off, Herath, who has not been troubled much by that length today, pulls it wide of mid on for a boundary. The lead is now 61, the stand moves to 32!1st Test. 59.3: U Yadav to R Herath (13), 4 runs, 214/7 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201710:14 IST: 56.6: M Shami to Perera, Not Out! Better late than never, goes the saying and it is apt in this scenario. Shami spears it on a length outside off, the ball comes in after pitching. Perera plays for the initial line and fails to account for the inward movement. The ball strikes him on the back pad. The Indians are pretty sure and begin celebrating while appealing. The umpire answers in the affirmative. Perera has a look at Herath and walks back without thinking about DRS. Strangely, he decides to take the review and turns around and makes the ‘T’ sign. Replays roll in. Hawk Eye shows that the impact is outside off and since he was offering a shot there, he is saved. A good use of the review one can say. But further replays show that he actually looked in the direction of the dressing room before opting to review. Now this isn’t in the spirit of the game. But the Indians and the umpires seem to have missed this. Hard to fathom how Mr. Llong missed that as his eyes were always on the batsman. Perera survives and is ready to carry on.10.13 IST: Shami to Perera, Perera’s a dead duck! He seems to be struck right in front of the stumps and he feels so too. Yet he opts to belatedly take the review and not out! Better late than never, goes the saying and it is apt in this scenario.10.05 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Herath, FOUR! Sri Lanka’s batsmen would now have realised that there are boundaries for the taking if you play it around Ashwin. Fuller delivery around middle and leg, Herath clips it through mid-wicket. Being fair to Ashwin, this was really well-timed. The ball races away to the fence.1st Test. 55.2: B Kumar to R Herath (5), 4 runs, 206/7 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.59 IST: Shami to Chandimal, OUT! Gone this time! The ball doesn’t fail to miss the edge of the bat this time and the Indians are hopping in joy as if small kids have been handed chocolates in plenty. Shami serves it full outside off and it swings away further. Chandimal looks to drive that but only manages a nick to Saha who doesn’t make any mistake. Sri Lanka’s batsmen are walking to the dressing room like children in a school. The lead still 29.54.2: WICKET! D Chandimal (28) is out, c Wriddhiman Saha b Mohammed Shami, 201/7- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.58 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Shanaka, OUT! Yes he is gone! Plumb as it gets. Often one brings two and here’s the second! Kumar serves an inswinging length ball just outside off. Shanaka doesn’t anticipate it in so much and opts to let that go by shouldering his arms. The ball comes in and he gets hit on the knee-roll. The Indians go up in unison. The umpire takes ages to raise that dreaded finger. Dasun takes the DRS straightaway. Since he wasn’t offering a shot, the impact was never a question. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be clipping the top of middle. That signs Shanaka’s fate although they don’t lose the review.53.3: WICKET! D Shanaka (0) is out, lbw Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 201/6- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.52 IST: All-rounder Dasun Shanaka is the next man in for Sri Lanka. This is a good time for him to get some confidence in Test match cricket as the Indians are on the back foot and it could be easier to score.09.49 IST: Shami to Dickwella, OUT! Mohammed Shami gets India the breakthrough. Dickwella gets tentative this one time and that ends his breezy knock today. Shami lands it on a length around off, from over the wicket. Dickwella plays inside the line anticipating some inward movement. But there wasn’t any. The ball takes the thick outside edge and goes to Kohli at second slip who takes it reverse-cupped right in front of his face. Replays show that the batter playing it with an angled bat let him down. Sri Lanka have lost half their side and are effectively 28/5.52.5: WICKET! N Dickwella (35) is out, c Virat Kohli b Mohammed Shami, 200/5- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.47 IST: Shami to Dickewella, FOUR! And there’s that boundary that Sri Lanka are scoring almost every over. This is short, this is wide. Dickwella is too good to miss out on such opportunities. Slaps it through point for a boundary.1st Test. 52.3: M Shami to N Dickwella (35), 4 runs, 200/4 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 2017 09.43 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Chandimal, FOUR! Another one of those edgy streaky boundaries in this innings. Kumar lands it just around off, Chandimal gets squared up a bit. Gets a thick outside edge that flies past the third slip and goes to the third man fence.1st Test. 51.4: B Kumar to D Chandimal (27), 4 runs, 196/4 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.42 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Chandimal, FOUR! Beautifully driven. Chandimal has been beaten by Kumar on numerous occasions yet he hasn’t let that affect him. Gets to the pitch of the ball and bisects the small gap between mid off and covers. It is so well timed that the ball speeds away to the fence.1st Test. 51.3: B Kumar to D Chandimal (23), 4 runs, 192/4 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.41 IST: 50-run stand between Chandimal and Dickwella. These two have come out with a positive intent this morning and the run-flow shows. Dickwella taps this in front of mid-wicket to rotate the strike.09.41 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, FOUR! Dickwella goes aerial and connects. His plan to unsettle the Indian seamers early in the day seems to be working so far. Kumar bowls it full around middle and leg, the keeper-batsman just lifts it over wide mid on. The ball goes to the fence on a couple of bounces.1st Test. 51.1: B Kumar to N Dickwella (30), 4 runs, 187/4 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.37 IST: Shami to Chandimal, FOUR! Sometimes, the fielder chasing the ball can reveal the result of the shot. Speared around off and middle, Chandimal flicks it through mid-wicket. Ashwin from mid on runs after it but he knows it is well timed and hence gives up the chase.09.36 IST: Shami to continue.09.30 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Dickwella, No run. Sri Lanka 179/4 after 50 overs. Lead India (172) by 7 runs.09.30 IST: Shami to Dickwella, And Sri Lanka into the lead. Shortish delivery, Dickwella pulls it to the man at deep mid-wicket for a single.09.27 IST: Shami to Dickwella, FOUR! More timing than power and placement. Shami angles it in on a length around off. Dickwella just whips it uppishly over mid-wicket. The ball has enough legs to roll to the fence. Scores level now.1st Test. 48.2: M Shami to N Dickwella (19), 4 runs, 172/4 https://t.co/ln05SnPbwZ #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.24 IST: This is why! Chandimal shows why it is a good ploy to have an extra man in the slip cordon. Kumar serves it just outside off, a hint of movement away from the batter there. Dinesh looks to drive it and the ball misses the edge by not much.09.23 IST: Beautiful bowling by Bhuvneshwar. Shaping the ball away from the Sri Lankan captain — forcing him to play them.09.23 IST: Bhuvi to continue. Now three slips and a gully in place for Chandimal.09.20 IST: Three runs from the over. The visitors are only four runs away from levlling the hosts’ score.09.17 IST: A fit and fine Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end. Two slips and two gullies in place for him.09.13 IST: David Boon rings the bell today at the Eden Gardens to signal the start of the day today. The players and the umpires stride out to the middle, with the sun beating on them. There has been a pattern in the game so far – that of bowlers beginning the day with the pending over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will do so today. Niroshan Dickwella will be facing him first up while Dinesh Chandimal is at the other end. Three slips in position. Here we go.09.11 IST: Fine tuning the final strategies.The huddle talk ahead of Day 4 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/BIOBzkvx83- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 201709.00 IST: Chandimal and Dickwella will have their work cut out in the first session but if they can negotiate that, it will be an easy pitch to bat on.08.49 IST: It’s bright and sunny at the Eden Gardens. The first session will be key for both the sides.08.47 IST: Bowlers will be key for India on the penultimate day.Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the 1st Test here at Eden Gardens #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/yymezbTkep- BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 2017 PREVIEW:Sri Lanka reached 165-4 in its first innings to trail India by only seven runs at stumps Saturday on Day 3 of the first test at Eden Gardens.Bad light forced an early end just after 4 p.m. local time with 24.2 overs remaining.Dinesh Chandimal was unbeaten on 13, while Niroshan Dickwella was 14 not out.India was earlier bowled out for 172 runs in its first innings of the three-test series. The hosts lost their last five wickets in the morning session as bad weather that had washed out most of the first two days finally gave way to sunshine.Sri Lanka reached tea at 113-2 and Lahiru Thirimanne (51) and Angelo Mathews (52) extended their third-wicket partnership after the interval to 99 runs. Thirimanne reached his fifth test half-century off 86 balls.Mohammed Shami (0/53) was unlucky not to get any breakthrough. That came at the other end as Umesh Yadav (2/50) had Thirimanne caught at second slip.Mathews then reached his 28th test half-century off 88 balls. Shortly after, he became Yadav’s second dismissal, chipping a simple catch to Lokesh Rahul at cover.
eSports EA Sports announces ‘Ultimate Scream Team’ for FIFA 18 Goal 05:37 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images eSports The video game kings are marking All Hallows’ Eve with a special, extra-spooky pack that promises big stats boosts throughout the season Halloween is just around the corner, and EA Sports are getting in the spooky spirit with a special ‘Ultimate Scream Team’ for FIFA 18 players. The video games giant launched a new squad of 23 players on Friday ahead of the ghoulish holiday, with stars such as Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema receiving Halloween boosts. And while EA Sports will release more information about the promotion closer to October 31 itself, there are already a few hints regarding the bonuses players will enjoy. 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 During Halloween (Oct 29 to Nov 1), the Scream Team comes alive! Watch out for more boosts later. Details: https://t.co/YPmTW43cOu pic.twitter.com/foxw0AWaQ0— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) 20 de octubre de 2017All 23 squad members will be available with upgraded ratings from October 20-29, and will receive further “scary” boosts on the days around All Hallows’ Eve. And while ratings will return to their initial upgraded status by November 1, EA has promised more boost periods which will be confirmed later in the season. The cards are also tradeable, and can be used in both the FUT Champions and the Weekend League.
Congratulations to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. Things are looking up. The 21-point loss today to Wisconsin was a slight improvement over the 23-point loss to Ohio State in the last Big Ten outing. Might be time to extend Harbaugh’s contract.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 21, 2019Finebaum has ripped Michigan and its fan base for years, so this does not come as a surprise.As for Michigan, the Wolverines put together an awful performance despite having two weeks to prepare. Harbaugh is going to have to figure out how to right the ship quickly or it’s going to be a forgettable season.Michigan will get Rutgers next Saturday. If the Wolverines somehow lose that one, the wheels will officially come off the wagon. ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has never been a big Jim Harbaugh guy, so as you’d imagine, he’s having a nice afternoon. Michigan was thoroughly outclassed by Wisconsin on the road and looked nothing like a national title contender.Finebaum, after the contest, took to Twitter to mock Harbaugh. He joked that the 35-14 score on Saturday was slightly better than how Michigan fared against Ohio State last November.He also mocked Michigan for continuing to have faith in Harbaugh leading the program. He joked that they should offer him another extension.Michigan fans will likely roll their eyes after see it:
Vladivostok: India on Thursday announced an “unprecedented” $1 billion line of credit for Russia’s resource-rich Far East with Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowing to support President Vladimir Putin’s “stupendous efforts” to develop the extremely harsh region. Addressing the plenary session of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) here, Modi, who was the chief guest, said it was a “unique case” of India providing such special credit line to a region in another country. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”For the development of the Far East, India will give line of credit worth $1 billion. My government has actively engaged East Asia as part of its ‘Act East’ policy,” Modi said at the well-attended meeting, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The prime minister then unveiled his government’s “Act Far East” policy to boost India’s engagement with Russia’s Far East region, blessed with oil, gas and other minerals. “I am confident that this step will give new impetus to the development of economic diplomacy and growth of ties between the regions of our friendly states. We will remain active partners in our priority cooperation,” he said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostTerming the grant of $1 billion to Russia’s Far East an “unprecedented case”, the prime minister said this was “our launching pad” in the region where India is “very active”. Modi said the friendship between India and Russia was not restricted to governmental interactions in capital cities, but was about people and close business relations. “India’s connection to Russia’s Far East go back a long way. India was the first country to open a consulate in Vladivostok,” he said. Prime Minister Modi appreciated the vision of Putin for the welfare for Russia’s Far East, saying the Russian President has opened up investment opportunities for India in the region. “The EEF is an example of President Putin’s stupendous efforts to further develop the Far Eastern Region and India will support him in this endeavour,” he said. “By declaring the development of the Russian Far East a ‘national priority for the 21st century’, President Putin has taken a holistic approach towards improving everything ranging from economy, education, health to sports, culture or communication,” he said. The climate in the Far East is extremely harsh. The winter lasts nearly nine months, snow covers the ground almost all year round. According to official figures, region, which is spread across an area of 6,952,555 sq km, has a population of just 8.1 million. “Let us deepen the bond between India and Russia even further… India is proud of the achievements of the Indian diaspora. I am sure here in the Russian Far East too the Indian diaspora will make an active contribution towards the region’s progress,” Modi said. “India is proud to be an active participant in the Eastern Economic Forum. High level delegations from India have come to this prestigious Forum. We look forward to stronger India-Russia cooperation in areas like healthcare, education, skill development and more sectors,” he said. Russia’s Far East deepens the bond between Russia and Asia, Modi said. “This is a region known for courageous and talented people. India looks forward to boosting cooperation with Russia’s Far East,” he said. India concluded around 50 agreements worth $5 billion at the EEF-2019, according to the prime minister. “We concluded 50 agreements worth $5 billion at this forum,” Modi was quoted as saying by the Russia’s official news agency TASS. Modi also said the sanctions imposed by the US on Russia have no effect on India bolstering cooperation with Moscow in the strategic sectors like energy and defence. He said Indian companies have made investments in Russian oil and gas sector and Russian firms have investments in energy, defence and technology transfer to India. “(Sanctions) are no hindrance for both the countries,” Modi said when asked for his views on the US imposing economic sanctions against companies and countries. Indian firms have invested over $7 billion in taking stake in Russian oil and gas fields. India ventured into Russia when its flagship overseas firm ONGC Videsh in 2001 acquired a 20 per cent stake in Sakhalin-1 oil and gas field in Far East Russia. OVL later bought Imperial Energy, which has fields in Siberia, as also stakes in Vankor oilfield in eastern Siberia. Indian Oil Corporation and its partners have picked up 29.9 per cent stake in a separate Taas-Yuryakh oilfield in East Siberia. Russian oil firm Rosneft in 2017 bought Essar Oil, which operates in Vadinar oil refinery in Gujarat and some 5,500 petrol pumps, for $12.9 billion. In his address, Prime Minister Modi also emphasised India’s commitment to become a five trillion dollar economy by 2024 and explained some of the major steps taken by his government to boost the economy. Modi, who arrived in Russia on a two-day visit on Wednesday, is the first Indian prime minister to visit to the Russian Far East Region. Modi and Putin chaired the 20th India-Russia annual summit on Wednesday and the two sides signed 15 agreements and MoUs to bolster bilateral ties in areas like defence, space, trade, oil and gas, nuclear energy and maritime connectivity. The EEF focused on development of business and investment opportunities in the Russian Far East Region, and presented the enormous potential for developing close and mutually beneficial cooperation between India and Russia in the resource-rich region.
Singapore: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India is open to talk about the issue of terrorism with Pakistan provided that it is done in a “civilised” manner “without having the gun pointed at my head.”Jaishankar, who is in Singapore on a visit from September 6 to 10, made the comments while speaking at the Mint Asia Leadership Summit here attended by around 400 delegates. His comments came amidst heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after New Delhi revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He said that if there are issues that need to be talked about, it is between India and Pakistan. But it must be done without having the gun pointed at my head, he said, referring to the cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. Highlighting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans’ acknowledgement of the presence of 40 different militant groups in the country, Jaishankar said, we are open to talking about it provided that you talk like two civilised neighbours.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KBut you don’t say I talk to you, but I reserve the right to come at night and blow you cities, he added. Talking about the trade issues with the US, Jaishankar said that he was not disturbed by the problems. Though trade is an important part of the bilateral relationship between India and the US, a row over market access and tariffs has escalated in recent months, leading to fears of a protracted dispute. US President Donald Trump in June ended the preferential trade status granted to India, asserting that New Delhi has failed to assure America of “equitable and reasonable” access to its markets. Reality is that if you trade with a country, you are going to have trade issues. Questions is how to manage these issues. I really think most of them (issues) are resolvable, he said. Frankly I am quite confident that we will be able work our way through these, he said. Talking about India’s growth globally, Jaishankar said that if India has to grow beyond South Asia, the relationship with Southeast Asia, member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations and Singapore is going to be fundamental to that. As we get bigger and our interest widens, the importance of this region rises, he said. If India is to grow beyond the confines of South Asia, to get global, the relationship with Southeast Asia, ASEAN and Singapore are going to be fundamental to that, said Jaishankar. Elaborating on the Indo-Pacific, he said it would be the natural progression of India’s interest, influence and engagement in the region. You cannot be among the top five economies of the world and say my world is really between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Naturally, as you progress, the world will expand beyond, he said. Stressing that India’s progress is not only in one direction, he said that the country’s interests in Africa have seen remarkable achievements. We are opening 18 new embassies in Africa. There are African countries where India is the largest investor, Jaishankar said, underlining India’s progress globally. We do see in many ways Africa a region where we need to pay much more attention and all our new embassies we are opening are in the continent, he said. Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who also attended the event, said that India, Singapore and Thailand will jointly patrol the Andaman seas to strengthen maritime security. He, however, did not elaborate. He said that the trilateral navy exercises will be held later this month. Keat also called for more air connectivity between India and Singapore. He also underlined India’s importance in the global order, assuring that Singapore would be very keen to partner India in this together with its fellow member countries in the ASEAN. pti
President Sirisena proclaimed the establishment of this Special Commission, according to a decision taken at the Cabinet on 14th August 2018.The Commission is chaired by S. Ranugge and H.G. Sumanasinghe is the Secretary to the Commission. The other members of the Commission are K.L.L.Wijeratne, T.P. Collure, C.P. Siriwardene, Mrs. Sudharma Karunaratne, Janaka Sugathadasa, Mrs. Dharani S. Wijethilake, Lalith R.de Silva, G.S. Edirisinghe, A.R. Deshapriya, Mrs. B.P.P.S. Abeygunarathne, Dr. Palitha Abeykoon, P. Thangamayil, S.D. Jayakody and M.C. Wickramasekara. The President appointed the Special Commission to make recommendations to provide solutions to minimize salary anomalies in the Public Service while focusing on the existing salary circulars in relation to the salaries and allowances of the Public Service. During the meeting appointment letters to the members of the Commission were presented and the future plans of the Commission were reviewed. President Sirisena said that clearing the salary contradictions of the public sector is a long term issue and that he has faith on the new Commission to provide systematic solutions to solve the problem in the future. (Colombo Gazette) The report by the Special Presidential Commission to review Public Sector Salaries, will be submitted to President Maithripala Sirisena by October 30th.President Maithripala Sirisena chaired the first meeting of the Commission at the Presidential Secretariat, today (27). The duties and regulations of the Special Salaries Commission include, paying attention to the regulations of the current circular regarding the salaries and the allowances of the government service, proposing a systematic approach to solve the issues emerging when providing the proposed salary scale to the Sri Lanka Railway Department, supervisory management service, proposing solutions to reduce if any anomalies had taken place in the current circular of the salary scales of the Railway Service, Health, Higher Education and Postal Services which appealed to increase the salaries and allowance, to provide recommendations to reduce variations of the salary scales emerged in the island-wide services and the services in which the salaries were increased recently and to identify anomalies in salary structure in order to reduce variations of the salary and allowances obtained by the employees holding similar responsibilities or holding similar qualifications working in governmental and semi –governmental institutions.President Maithripala Sirisena instructed that the recommendations of the Commission be provided before the 30th of October 2018, the President’s office said.The President pointed out that, through the recommendations it will be possible to obtain guidance for composing the future budget plans.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today paid tribute to his Special Envoy for Myanmar, Razali Ismail, who resigned the post he held since April 2000.“The Secretary-General expresses his warm appreciation and gratitude for Mr. Razali’s more than five years of service as his Special Envoy, during which he helped the Secretary-General’s good offices aimed at facilitating national reconciliation and democratization in Myanmar,” UN spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement released in New York.Mr. Razali’s resignation was effective when his contract expired on 4 January. No successor has yet been named.Over the past several years Mr. Razali has supported the Secretary-General’s efforts to push the Myanmar Government to allow a role for opposition parties and release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
by David Koenig And Bree Fowler, The Associated Press Posted Apr 22, 2013 7:38 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Halliburton posts $18M loss on litigation charge; in talks to settle most BP spill claims DALLAS – Halliburton Co. said Monday that it lost money in the first quarter after adding $637 million to the reserve it has to cover litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It’s also in talks to settle most claims related to the spill.The Houston company lost $18 million in the first quarter, or 2 cents per share. Excluding the money set aside, Halliburton would have posted a profit of 67 cents, beating Wall Street expectations. Shares rose $2.08, or 5.6 per cent, to close at $39.29 Monday.Quarterly revenue rose slightly to $6.97 billion from $6.87 billion.Halliburton’s revenue in North America, its biggest region, slipped compared to the last three months of 2012, but profit margins increased because of the lower cost of guar, a plant used in hydraulic fracturing fluids, and a pickup in customer activity. The company said margins should continue to grow during 2013 and pricing might also rise.Meanwhile, Halliburton executives said that they are in advanced stages of negotiations to settle most claims arising from the Gulf oil spill. The company has offered cash payments “over an extended period of time” and stock to settle many of the claims.Halliburton was BP’s cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in April 2010.Chief financial officer Mark McCollum said during a conference call with analysts that settlement talks have been going on for about a month and that “an early and reasonably valued resolution” would be best for Halliburton shareholders.“However, a settlement of this magnitude is complex and requires the other settling parties to be reasonable on their part too,” McCollum said. He said that the company still believes that well operator BP PLC is required to reimburse Halliburton for costs, and that Halliburton can defend itself against liability in court if the settlement talks fail.McCollum said the potential settlement wouldn’t resolve all claims, and that there could be additional costs that the company can’t yet estimate.Halliburton was hired to provide the cement to seal the undersea well that BP was drilling off the coast of Louisiana in April 2010. The Macondo well exploded, killing 11 workers and triggering a massive oil spill that blackened shoreline and killed wildlife.The two companies have sparred over responsibility. BP has acknowledged mistakes that led to the blowout but denied it was grossly negligent and argued that Halliburton and rig owner Transocean Ltd. must share blame for the disaster.Testimony in the first phase of a civil trial over the oil spill ended last week in federal court in New Orleans. The testimony was designed to determine the cause of the blowout and assign fault among BP and its contractors. A second phase, scheduled to begin in September, will focus on the amount of oil spilled and BP’s efforts to contain the spill.The judge, who is hearing the case without a jury, could decide how much more BP and its contractors must pay for the disaster.BP has pleaded guilty to criminal charges including manslaughter and agreed to pay $4 billion in penalties.Halliburton provides a variety of services to oil and gas companies and it is benefiting from a boom in U.S. oil production, which is at the highest level in more than two decades.However, Halliburton’s natural gas business has weakened as drillers slowed production due to falling gas prices. Halliburton is the biggest provider of oil-field services in North America, including hydraulic fracturing, a technology that has helped unlock large supplies of oil and natural gas from shale rock formations.In the first quarter, Halliburton’s international revenue rose 21 per cent on strength in Australia, China, and Saudi Arabia.Rival Schlumberger Ltd., which has a larger international business than Halliburton, said Friday that its quarterly revenue rose in the Middle East, Europe and Africa but declined in North America. Its forecast for North America is still uncertain because of low prices.Halliburton’s results topped the expectations of analysts surveyed by FactSet, who forecast adjusted earnings of 57 cents per share on revenue of $6.88 billion.___Fowler reported from New York.
Tommy Robinson was among 300 people arrested at the march under public order lawsCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Internal police documents reportedly show that two undercover officers were deployed to spy on anti-fascist campaigners at the demonstration.The covert officers are said to have been arrested along with the activists so they could disappear. Kevin Blowe, the coordinator of the civil liberties group The Network for Police Monitoring, said: “Their role was surveillance on a new and emerging anti-fascist movement – its size, structures, allies and prominent members.”Scotland Yard said: “The Met will neither confirm nor deny the deployment of undercover officers during any specific event or operation. “The covert nature of undercover policing is central to its effectiveness.”An inquiry led by retired judge Sir John Mitting is currently investigating how undercover officers have gathered information on more than 1,000 political groups since 1968. The groups include anti-racist campaigners, environmentalists, left wing groups and the far-right. Scotland Yard has paid out £729,000 in compensation to activists who claimed they were unlawfully detained while marching against the English Defence League (EDL).The campaigners said they were arrested and held for up to 14 hours while they were opposing an EDL demonstration in Whitechapel, East London, on 7 September 2013.Tommy Robinson, who founded the EDL but left the group after the protest in October 2013, was among 300 people arrested at the march under public order laws.The EDL had intended to march to an East London mosque and violent clashes broke out between their members and opposition groups during the protest.Two groups of anti-fascist campaigners were surrounded and detained by police who said they had to take action to “prevent an imminent breach of the peace”.But the force has now agreed to pay 153 activists who claimed they were unlawfully detained an average of £5,000 each in out of court settlements, according to The Guardian.Some of the claimants said they were humiliated and prevented from using the toilet or getting food and water for hours before being taken to police stations and released. The Met confirmed it had settled the claims without admitting liability. A further 28 cases are yet to be resolved. 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.
Peter McNeil Managing Director of Frontier Resources says the company “is disappointed to announce that EL 1348 (containing the Kodu copper-goldmolybdenum deposit) has been officially refused renewal by the Minister of Mining for Papua New Guinea. No reasons were given. Security of licence tenure is fundamental to mining/exploration stability and this decision is a major blow to PNG’s Sovereign Risk. The Company has made every conceivable compromise to ensure the best outcome for all stakeholders, including offering to relinquish ‘all’ the original Kokoda Track in the EL and 5% carried equity in the project to landowners, plus 2% to the ‘Kokoda Track Authority’. In addition, an independent Initial Environmental Assessment showed there is no danger at all to Port Moresby’s current or future water or power supplies and general environmental concerns can be effectively ‘managed’.“The EL 1348 landowners last week threatened to again close the Kokoda Track until the El is renewed. Landowners indicated this morning that they are still likely to continue with their plan to close the Kokoda Track in protest of the decision. Frontier thanks the various landowner groups of EL 1348 for the positive working relationship that has existed over the last 4.5 years and their support, understanding and commitment to the project and management wish them all the best in their endeavours.“Frontier will now move post- haste to initiate legal proceedings in the courts of Papua New Guinea to recoup sunk expenditure of approximately K8.5 million (~A$3.2 million), plus lost potential future profit, likely of the order of approximately K8 billion (~A$3 billion). Frontier confirms that it will honour its original ‘equity commitment’ to Kodu (and Elo) landowners and will give them 5% of any ‘lost potential future profit’ that may be awarded. Legal options against the Commonwealth of Australia will also be evaluated, including the possibility of a class action lawsuit by shareholders.
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ONE MAN has been injured following two incidents in which shots were fired through the windows of two homes overnight.At approximately 11.10pm shots, possibly from a shotgun, were fired through the window of a house in Lissadel Road in Drimnagh.Three people were in the house at the time, but no one was injured.About ten minutes later shots were fired through the window of a house in Walkinstown Drive.There was five people in the house at the time and one man in his 30s was injured.He was taken to St James’s Hospital but his injuries were not life threatening and he has since been released,Gardaí have sealed off the scenes for technical examinations. They said that a silver car may have possibly used at the first shooting incident.Investigations are ongoing say the gardaí.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos refuses to take Al Ain lightly ahead of this evening’s Club World Cup finalFollowing Wednesday’s 3-1 win against Japanese side Kashima Antlers, Real will now take on local team Al Ain.The European champions are gunning for a third World Cup in a row and are considered the strong favourites.But Ramos knows all too well that in football anything can happen and, therefore, intends to stay on guard as Real attempt to make more history today.“We’ve got another chance to retain the Club World Cup,” said Ramos on the club website.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“No club has won it three years in a row and we’re really looking forward to the final and are hoping to take the trophy home before going on holiday”“We’re really looking forward to the game and we have the utmost respect for the opponent, River were favourites, but we saw that the badge alone doesn’t win you anything.“Physicality and intensity prevail in football. We know that they have the swede up top, the Brazilian on the left or the Egyptian in the midfield.“Football is much more even these days and we’ll go out knowing that it will be a very difficult match”.The World Cup final between Real and Al Ain will take place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium with kick-off set for 17:30 (CET).
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Dozens of people gathered for a passionate protest in Deerfield Beach, Saturday.The crowd carried signs and banners while chanting against the government’s treatment of undocumented immigrants.The rally took place in front of the Broward Transitional Center off Powerline Road.“We’re hoping they take away all the talking points, that this, for one, does not look like a detention center,” said one protester. “Two, they’re keeping people in there, and when they know we’re coming down here, they’re closing it off, they’re taking away their rights, and they’re making money off these folks.”Protesters also calling for an end to, what they call, mass deportation and the prison-industrial complex.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Lyft said it made several attempts to use the dispute-resolution process in its contract prior to filing the lawsuit, but that SFMTA hadn’t participated. It added that it’d made a onetime exception to its exclusivity contract to allow Jump to provide e-bikes while it was still developing its e-bike model.Lyft recently signed an agreement with SFMTA to provide another 4,000 hybrid electric bikes that’ll be deployed in the next few weeks, on top of the 4,500 bikes it already provides. A report by the San Francisco Examiner added the SFMTA argues that Lyft’s exclusivity contract only covers bike share services using sidewalk docks, but that Jump is “dockless.” Lyft’s complaint argues that a bike share program can be made up of bikes that are locked in docks, bikes that are dockless, or both. “As we will explain to the court, the agreement between Motivate and the city was about a docked bike share system,” John Coté, communications director of the Office of City Attorney Dennis Herrera, told CNET in an emailed statement. “It does not give Lyft the right to a monopoly on bike sharing in San Francisco. Lyft can seek a permit for dockless bikes on equal footing with everyone else.” Originally published June 7. Update, June 10, 10:10 a.m. PT: Adds comment from Office of City Attorney. Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Uber versus Lyft: Best tips to save you money when you hail a ride Electric scooters are sending scores of people to the… Read also 0 3:07 Mobile Culture Mobile Apps Ford GoBikes have an exclusivity agreement in San Francisco, Lyft argues. Sean Hollister/CNET Lyft has filed a lawsuit to block San Francisco from granting bike share permits to other companies. Lyft entered the San Francisco Bay Area bike share market last year by acquiring Motivate, the company behind Ford GoBike. Uber is in the market thanks to its Jump acquisition in April 2018. The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday, is asking for a temporary restraining order against the city and county of San Francisco. Lyft is “eager to continue investing in the regional bike-share system,” but San Francisco must “honor its contractual commitments to this regional program — not change the rules in the middle of the game,” a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement. Under its 10-year contract with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Lyft says it has exclusivity in providing bike sharing services. The complaint asks for the court to “prohibit” San Francisco from “issuing bike share permits, entering into contracts or agreements, or taking any other measures that would disregard, dilute or otherwise prejudice Motivate’s exclusive right to operate a bike share program in the public rights-of-way in San Francisco as to all types of bicycles, including, but not limited to, traditional pedal bikes, e-assist, electric assisted or electric bikes (“e-bikes”), stationed or docked bikes, and/or stationless or dockless bikes. “Motivate seeks both injunctive relief and declaratory relief to protect its negotiated right to exclusivity for a bike-share program.” Tags Legal Lyft Uber
The Quinto family is among the participants in the StoryCorps project at the Juneau Public Library. (Photo courtesy Juneau Public Library)The Juneau Public Library recently celebrated the addition of 30 audio interviews to their collection. The recordings were done in Juneau, Haines and Klukwan. Many focus on Alaska Native education.The initial inspiration for the project stems from StoryCorps, a national oral history organization that’s received support from many local entities.Among the recordings is this conversation between scholar Lance Twitchell and writer and educator Ernestine Hayes. Here are a few some excerpts from their 45-minute conversation.Listen NowErnestine Hayes and Lance Twitchell. (Photo courtesy Juneau Public Library)Twitchell: My name is Lance Twitchell, or Xh’unei, and my relationship to Ernestine Hayes is we are colleagues, we are partners in a fight against coloniality, and she would be my clan auntie and my clan daughter, is how I consider it, and I am very happy to be here.Hayes: I’m Ernestine Hayes. I’m 71 years old. Today is Dec. 6, 2016. Here we are at the UAS Egan Library in Auk Kwan territory. And I’m here with my colleague Lance Twitchell, and we are, as he says, battling together.Twitchell: Everybody who walks on this very soil is walking on a place where the Tlingit language was born, and if they’re walking in other places, where those other languages were born. A big part of trying to be — moving in a different direction that colonialism is saying, “Hey, that you’re not the only thing that’s around,” and, “Hey, you’re not the only important thing,” and also, “Things didn’t start with you.” And so, a big part is trying to educate this general populace so that they know, so that the indigenous is not a nameless, faceless thing that’s frozen in time, that has no capability of doing modern things.Hayes: If we built a racist society, what would it look like? Who would be incarcerated? Who would be the dropouts? Who would have the highest suicide rates? Who would have the highest rate of parental termination? Who’s language would be disappearing? Who would be sick from addiction, and tuberculosis and diabetes? If we build a racist culture, that’s what it would look like, and that’s what this looks like.Twitchell: I think about the arrogance of the colonial world and then how that translates now to this total reluctance to see the blatant racism that carries through so many, just system after system after system, and drives you nuts cause you’re like, trying to talk to somebody and you just realize how they don’t get it.Hayes: I think some of us have to be warriors and I just have defined a line where I stand. And I’ll stand there as long as I can, and when I can no longer stand there, I will lay there. But I will not, you know, move back from that line.Twitchell: Ernestine, you are one of the most important voices in my life, so I like having this conversation with you.Hayes: Thank you.