Chants of Baahubali heard as Afghanistan celebrate historic Test win vs Ireland

first_imgChants of Baahubali heard as Afghanistan celebrate historic Test win vs IrelandAfghanistan won their first-ever Test match on Monday as they beat Ireland by 7 wickets in the one-off match in Dehradun.advertisement India Today Web Desk DehradunMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 14:31 IST Afghanistan were playing just their second Test match after gaining Test status last year (Ireland Cricket Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSAfghanistan (314 & 149/3) beat Ireland (172 & 288) by 7 wicketsRahmat Shah was named man-of-the-match for his knocks of 98 and 76This was Afghanistan’s first Test win in only their second match since gaining Test status last yearAfghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad lifting the Test trophy after his side’s victory over Ireland in the one-off match on Monday reminded everyone present at the post-match presentation of the famous scene from the film, Baahubali: The Beginning.Chants of Baahubali were heard when Shahzad lifted the trophy and placed it on top of his head just like Prabhas had done with the Shivalinga in the blockbuster film.Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 7 wickets in Dehradun to register their maiden Test victory. It was only their second Test match after they made their debut in the longest format last year against India.Chasing 147 for the victory, Afghanistan rode a 139-run stand between Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah Janat to romp home for a memorable win.After falling two short of becoming Afghanistan’s first-ever Test centurion in their first innings, Shah grinded out an impressive 76, while Janat remained not out on 65.”Happy. It’s a historic day for Afghanistan, for our team and our people, We have been playing for a while, we have been playing first-class cricket, so we have that composure,” captain Asghar Afghan said.”The bowlers were very good, Rashid [Khan], Yamin [Ahmadzai]. Now, we are going to South Africa for World Cup preparation. We will try our best to play good cricket.”Afghanistan’s memorable win was set up by superstar leg-spinner Rashid Khan and top-order batsman Rahmat Shah. While Rashid picked up a five-wicket haul in the second innings, Shah scored 98 and 76 as Afghanistan came up with an all-round effort in Dehradun.advertisementRahmat had struggled to get going in the recently-concluded five-match ODI series but the 25-year-old showcased his class with two crucial knocks for Afghanistan in the Test match.”First of all I’d like to congratulate the country for this win. There was a difference in the pitches – the ODI wickets was suitable for spin, this was better for batting. We played session by session and tried to win the match that way. I would like to give credit to the bowlers, they played really well,” man-of-the-match Rahmat Shah said after the win.Ireland were on the backfoot from the opening day when they were they were bowled out for 172 at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. Afghanistan responded with a total of 314 all out to secure a healthy first innings lead.In-form Andrew Balbirnie top-scored with 82 in a much-improved second-innings batting display from Ireland but leg-spinner Rashid Khan’s maiden five-wicket haul restricted them to 288 all out.Both Ireland and Afghanistan were playing their second-ever test since being awarded a full member status in 2017.The Irish side’s home debut ended in a defeat by Pakistan in a hard-fought contest last May, while Afghanistan succumbed inside two days against top-ranked India a month later in Bengaluru.Also Read | Afghanistan vs Ireland, Only Test in Dehradun: Afghanistan secure first-ever Test winFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Afghanistan vs IrelandFollow mohammad shahzadFollow AFG v IREFollow Baahubali: The Beginninglast_img read more

IPL 2019: BCCI asks franchises to prepare sporting pitches

first_imgIPL 2019: BCCI asks franchises to prepare sporting pitchesThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has now asked the IPL franchises to prepare sporting wickets for the rest of the tournament.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 21:36 IST MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli had criticised the Chepauk pitch after playing out a low-scoring game (BCCI Photo)The first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw Chennai Super Kings bundling out Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for just 70 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.While both CSK skipper MS Dhoni and his RCB counterpart Virat Kohli said that the pitch wasn’t how they had expected it to be, former Australia and CSK opener Mathew Hayden called it “below standard”.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has now asked the IPL franchises to prepare sporting wickets for the rest of the tournament.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official said that while the board doesn’t interfere with the wickets prepared during the popular T20 league, it should not be heavily tilted towards either the batsmen or the bowlers.”The franchises have the freedom to prepare wickets without the interference of the BCCI, but the wickets should be sporting and not heavily titled in favour of either the batsmen or bowlers,” the official said.Speaking after the game, Dhoni had said: “I never expected the wicket to play the way it did. It was too slow and it just reminded me of the 2011 Champions League wicket. After the IPL, we came back and we had a really good season, but the wicket got relaid and all of a sudden we found it very difficult.”I feel if the wicket stays like this, it will be tough for us also. The wicket definitely needs to be a lot better than where it is right now. Even with dew, it was still spinning big. I feel it needs to be high-scoring, even the opposition would have known that it was a slow wicket.”advertisement”Something close to 140-150 is something you are looking at. 80, 90, 100 or 120 is really low-scoring and if you have genuine spinners in your line-up, it’s very difficult to score runs. I feel the wicket needs to be much better than how it is now,” Dhoni had said.Echoing Dhoni’s sentiments,Kohli had said: “It wasn’t easy to bat on, though it looked a much better surface. I thought 140-150 would have been an ideal score, especially with dew expected later on.”The pitch was under covers for four days, but we should have batted better. 110-120 would have been a fighting score.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow BCCIFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow ChepaukFollow MA Chidambaram StadiumFollow CSK v RCBlast_img read more

Death sentence to 3 for murdering three members of the same family

first_imgDarjeeling: A Siliguri Court on Saturday awarded death sentence to three persons for murdering three members of a family.The Session’s 1st Court sentenced Sahadeep Barman, Dip Sutradhar and Chiranjeeb Modak to death for murdering Pradeep Bardhan (62), his wife Dipti (52) and son Prasanjit (22). The incident had occurred on September 14, 2015, when the trio had entered the house of the victim, located at Leninnagar under Matigarah police station, Siliguri. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAfter entering the house they strangled the victims with ropes and battered them with beams, thereby eventually killing them. They then escaped with the valuables in the house. “The three had worked as carpenters a few months prior to the date of the incident. At that time, they had planned the robbery. Reshmi Sen, the married daughter of the deceased, filed an FIR on September 15. Based on that, the police started investigations,” stated Pijush Ghosh, Assistant Public Prosecutor. As Bardhan’s cell phone was missing, the police started tracking it. This led to the trio one by one. While Barman and Sutradhar were arrested from their homes in Matigarah, Modak was arrested from Malbazar on September 17. “They were charged with murder under Sections 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Judge Deboprasad Nath dubbed it a rarest of rare case and awarded death sentence,” added the APP. Chandan Sen, the defence lawyer, said they would challenge the order in High Court.last_img read more

First Nations protestors rally at Ontario premiers home

first_imgAPTN National NewsThey hoped it would be a rude awakening for the premier of Ontario Sunday morning.Protestors came to her front door with a call for action over the poisoning of people and wildlife on the Grassy Narrows First Nation.But the premier wasn’t home.APTN’s Donna Sound has the story.last_img

Huawei to grow Canadian RD budget staff as part of 5year plan

first_imgTORONTO — The president of Huawei Canada says it will be getting a piece of the US$2-billion that its global Chinese parent will spend over five years to hire more software engineers to make its equipment more secure, resilient and efficient.Huawei Canada president Eric Li said in a statement that its “top priority” has been the security and integrity of the networks that it supports through its technology.A company spokesman said Huawei’s head office in Shenzen hasn’t decided how much additional money and staff will be allocated to its Canadian operation, which employs about 500 people at its research and development facilities.Li’s announcement comes as Huawei Technologies Ltd. faces intense pressure as the United States and some of Canada’s other allies move to shut the China-based company out of their networks on national security grounds.The Canadian government is also investigating the national security implications of having advanced fifth-generation wireless networks use equipment by a China-based company that’s legally subject to Beijing’s government.Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told reporters earlier this week in a rare media briefing that the private company would “definitely say no” if the Chinese government requested its help to facilitate spying, as required by a 2017 law.Ren also said his daughter Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, has been well-treated by Canadian justice officials since her arrest in Vancouver on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States.  The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Jaitley promised to look into Jet Airways issues CEO

first_imgNew Delhi/Mumbai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has assured to look into cash-strapped Jet Airways’ issues that have forced the airline to halt operations temporarily, its chief executive Vinay Dube said Saturday. Dube, along with Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, civil aviation secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola, the airline’s chief financial officer Amit Agarwal, representatives of pilots, engineers, cabin crew and ground staff unions met Jaitley at his residence in Delhi. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal At least one month’s salary was needed to be paid to the employees for retaining them, Dube said, speaking to reporters later. “To keep them where they are and to give them hope we need to pay them at least a month’s salary or more. The finance minister has assured us to look into that,” Dube said after the meeting. Jet Airways, which ceased all operations Wednesday, has not paid to its entire staff for March. Jet would require around Rs 170 crore to clear at least one month’s salary of its employees, Dube stated. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost During the meeting which lasted for more than an hour, the Jet CEO also said that competition in the aviation sector is “important” and requested the Union Finance Minister to ensure an “open, transparent and efficient” bidding process. The Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Welfare Association (JAMEWA) also submitted a representation to Jaitley, saying “the airline is sinking for want of funds and taking away the livelihood of 23,000 people”. It said the grounding of the carrier has affected not only the airline’s employees but others as well, such as the passengers who are not only stranded across airports but are also paying much higher price for the flights due to a sharp spike in air fares. Shops in retail areas of airports are facing a “lull”, it said. “We explained to the finance minister the prevailing situation at the carrier. We told him that the bidding process has to be expedited and funds need to be infused. Jaitley agreed with our demand on the sale process and also said that he will talk to the banks,” said Aseem Valiani, vice president of the National Aviator’s Guild (NAG), which represents around 1,000-odd pilots of Jet Airways. Valiani said that in their meeting with Kharola at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan (which houses the civil aviation ministry) earlier in the day, the management sought six-months’ credit line with oil companies and extension of payment window to airport operators. Earlier this month, SBI Caps, on behalf of the lenders, invited bids for selling upto 75 percent stake in the airline. Speaking to PTI in Mumbai, state finance minister Mungantiwar said the delegation requested Jaitley to expedite the bidding process. “We also sought two months’ fuel credit for the airline,” he said.last_img read more

Improved political climate has not ended Western Sahara stalemate – UN report

The overall improved political climate in Western Sahara has not ended the stalemate between the parties on the core issue of how the people of the territory can exercise their right of self-determination, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report recommending a six-month extension of the United Nations mission there to maintain stability.Despite the encouraging recent reduction in negative rhetoric and increase in high-level contacts in the region, “the stalemate in this long-standing conflict has left tens of thousands of Saharan refugees living in deplorable conditions, relying for their survival on the generosity of the international community,” Mr. Annan says in a report to the Security Council.He expresses the hope that all concerned will show the political will necessary to break the current deadlock, thus enabling the UN to resume efforts to assist the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable political solution. In the meantime he urges both sides to refrain from inflammatory statements or taking actions – legal, political or military – which would complicate matters further or cause friction.While he is pleased there have been no indications that either side plans to resume hostilities, which were formally suspended when the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) began operations in September 1991, Mr. Annan is concerned by the violations of a military agreement between Morocco and the Frente POLISARIO (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro), which, among other things, prohibits tactical reinforcements and the redeployment or movement of troops in restricted areas.Flagging a related matter, Mr. Annan expresses concern at the potential dangers for civilians who enter the heavily mined buffer strip and restricted areas. In this regard, he notes that illegal migrants are particularly vulnerable, as are civilian demonstrators. He also again calls on the POLISARIO to release all Moroccan prisoners of war without delay. He appealed to Morocco and the POLISARIO to cooperate fully with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in accounting for the missing.On the Security Council’s request that he examine the possibility of reducing the size of the Mission, Mr. Annan says that he remains convinced that this would not be advisable at this stage. Given the situation on the ground, MINURSO should be in the position to provide adequate and effective monitoring of the ceasefire, and, at a minimum, be maintained at its current strength through 31 October. read more

Mens Hockey No 6 Ohio State hoping to use home ice to

Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controlls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team made it a goal to earn home ice throughout the Big Ten tournament and reach the championship game for the first time since 2014.With a different format than in the past, this year’s tournament allows the higher seeds to host their games at respective home arenas, which gave the Buckeyes a vision of playoff hockey at the Schottenstein Center early in the campaign.“We’ve talked about it all year starting in August when the team got here that we are playing for home ice this year in the playoffs,” junior forward Brendon Kearney said. “The different format was a big deal for us just to be able to stay in Columbus.”The second-seeded Buckeyes will open the Big Ten tournament at home with a best-of-three series against seventh-seeded Michigan State in the first round. The Buckeyes will not take the Spartans lightly given the result of the teams’ most recent meeting, a 6-3 Michigan State win. Michigan State, the lowest seed in the tournament, used a heavy forecheck to pin the Buckeyes in their own zone. The strategy forced turnovers and pucks piled into the back of their net. Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said multiple areas need improvement to ensure a different outcome.“Puck management, number one. I talk about that a lot. We turned the puck over a lot. If they are going to play that style and come down, we just got to make plays,” Rohlik said. “We got to take care of the puck, we got to support the puck. I think that’s the key against this team, and that’s the approach we are taking.”Michigan State has one of the conference’s most talented top lines, which has even earned a nickname of the “KHL line.” Sophomore forwards Patrick Khodorenko and Taro Hirose and freshman forward Mitchell Lewandowski accounted for 42 of the Spartans’ 86 goals this season.Rohlik said Ohio State will not abandon the defensive style that is allowing just the third-fewest goals-against per game in the country (2.06 goals) in order to shut down the Spartans.  “We just got to take care of ourselves. Five-man defense, whoever’s out there, it doesn’t change. We got to stay connected,” Rohlik said. “I talk about this all year, it’s not just our goaltender or defense. We got to play solid five-man defense.”Ohio State could face some daunting opponents in the ensuing rounds if it gets past Michigan State. No team would be more daunting than Notre Dame in a potential Big Ten championship game, but the preceding rounds will not be easy, given the depth of the conference. Five Big Ten teams appeared in the regular season’s final USCHO top-20 poll. “It’s that time of year, and our league speaks for itself,” Rohlik said. “I think anybody could beat anybody on any given night.”With back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in 15 years, there is a sense of confidence that Ohio State has emerged as one of the conference’s top programs and will compete for a Big Ten championship beyond just this year.“It’s about our culture. You go out there and expect to win every night you play. It’s not going to happen. We understand that, but I think that’s the attitude that our guys have,” Rohlik said. “Credit to the 27 guys in the locker room, it’s great for the program, but certainly we’ve got a long way to go. We’re not satisfied with where we are at.”Ohio State’s opening game of the tournament against Michigan State will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and the second game will start at 7 p.m. Saturday. If necessary, the third game of the series would commence at 7 p.m. Sunday. All games will be at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Podcast Hockeys Modern Dynasty NBA Finals And A Baseball Hacking Scandal

Embed Code Video Excerpt: Baseball, Big Data, And Espionage More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (June 16, 2015), we discuss how LeBron James could win the NBA Finals MVP even if his team loses, whether the Chicago Blackhawks qualify as a dynasty, and the news that the FBI is investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals hacked data from the Houston Astros. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week, on the second biggest upset in Women’s World Cup history.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on this week’s show:Nate Silver says the Blackhawks are a dynasty.The Cardinals are accused of hacking the Astros.Last year, Bloomberg profiled “Ground Control” and Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.Neil Paine on how proprietary data is a growing issue in pro sports.Neil Paine on LeBron James possibly going down as the greatest loser ever.Benjamin Morris offers another story about how great James is.Significant Digit: 6 percent. That was Colombia’s win probability going into its game with France, according to our Women’s World Cup predictions. Colombia won 2-0, the second biggest upset in Women’s World Cup history. read more

Miranda Tatari to miss Womens EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia

Croatian NT captain Miranda Tatari will miss last two matches of RK Podravka in the Women’s EHF CL Preliminary Round, but also Women’s EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia in December. She injured her knee during EHF CL’s match against Jolidon Cluj 28:21 and surgery will be done as soon as possible. Diagnose is torn ligament, but first prognose is that Tatari will be ready for the action just after four months – in February. Croatian handball teamMiranda TatariWomen’s EHF EURO 2012 ← Previous Story Women’s EHF EURO 2012: Official squad announced! Next Story → William Accambray with broken nose – A month off the court read more

Sectorspecific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal

first_imghttp://youtu.be/iu1LnMLWDkQ(YouTube: thejournal.ie)PUBLIC EXPENDITURE MINISTER Brendan Howlin has given the strongest indication yet that the Government will fail in its efforts to reach a revised pay deal for the entire public sector.In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Howlin said any deal to govern the pay and conditions of 292,000 public workers would require a major shift in policy from some public unions, who up to now had not shown any willingness to do so.Though the Labour Relations Commission chairman Kieran Mulvey has been given until next Monday to see if unions could be willing to enter into talks on a revised deal, Howlin has admitted that the prospects of a new all-encompassing deal are unlikely.Among the ‘Plan B’ options now on the table for the Government is the prospect of dealing with individual unions and industries to negotiate deals specific to those workers – inspired by the limited success of the ‘side deals’ negotiated after the Croke Park 2 proposals were finalised.“I won’t pretend it’s going to be easy when you’ve had such significant rejection from some,” the minister said, saying some unions had not offered a constructive voice in the previous talks.“I mean, if you come to a meeting with the LRC or with management, and you say, ‘We’re here to talk, but we’re not giving a cent,’ then there’s no great basis for discussion,” the minister said, saying some public unions had adopted this stance.So it’s going to be very difficult to imagine that between now and next that they’re all going to suddenly buy into an overarching agreement.He added: “But one lives in hope.”Howlin added that Mulvey and his team were now exploring the prospect of a series of deals for workers in specific sectors – a tactic which, if adopted, would mark a radical change in how successive governments have dealt with the thorny issue of public pay.Previous administrations always sought to negotiate with public unions en masse – albeit when the economic constraints were less tight and the discussion was usually about pay increases, rather than cuts – or to legislate across the board.Howlin said this option was only one of a number of items being explored by Mulvey, who is to report back on Monday – but again stressed that the government will be forced to act unilaterally to make public pay savings if unions do not agree to specific deals.-Camera and editing by Paul HylandRead: New Monday deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cutsColumn: It’s fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Irelandlast_img read more

Scientists Spot 7Foot Shark With Plastic Strap Lodged Around Its Neck

first_imgStay on target “A piece of circular plastic had become lodged around her neck when she was younger. As she grew, it began to cut through her skin into her muscle,” Sulikowski wrote in the post, which went viral on Facebook. “If we had not removed it, she surely would have died.”According to Sulikowski, the shark, which was a porbeagle shark, was observed off the coast of Maine earlier this month. The Sulikowski Shark and Research Lab, which is based in Maine, has been carefully trapping and tagging porbeagle sharks in collaboration with NOAA Fisheries to update the ecology of the porbeagle shark species in U.S. waters.Sulikowski and his team attached a satellite tag to the shark’s dorsal fin and released her. They hope to track her recovery from this injury and receive additional data on her travels throughout the Atlantic Ocean.“We are happy to report she is alive and well and transmitting locations already,” said the Facebook post. “Given the nature of her injury and her fortitude to not give up, we have named her Destiny because she is definitely a survivor!”More on Geek.com:Watch: Fishermen Snag Large Great White Shark Off California Coast Watch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape CodStrange, Deep-Sea Shark Older Than Most Dinosaurs Caught on Video Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BaySurfer Lands on Massive Shark, Gets Bitten at Beach in Florida center_img Scientists recently came across an alarming sight when they discovered a 7-foot shark severely wounded by a plastic strap around its neck.The 7-foot creature, which was spotted by marine scientist James Sulikowski, grew for years with the plastic strap lodged around its gills and neck, The Charlotte Observer reported. Sulikowski shared photos of the injured shark on Facebook, which showed the shark’s head slowly being cut off by the taut plastic strap.last_img read more

Salah on bench for Egypt

first_imgMohamed Salah has been named on the bench ahead of Egypt’s opening game in the World Cup against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg on FridayThe Liverpool superstar has been struggling to shake off a shoulder injury that he had sustained in last month’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid after colliding with defender Sergio Ramos within the opening 30 minutes of the encounter.Salah had been determined to return in time for Egypt ahead of their first World Cup appearances in 28 years.After declining to reveal his line-up on Thursday, national team boss Hector Cuper has now unveiled his starting eleven.????? ????? #???????? ??????? ????? ?? @Uruguay #?????2018#ThePharaohs#egy pic.twitter.com/3p5NDudg7AMohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 15, 2018The head coach previously revealed on Thursday that Salah was almost at 100%.“We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the options to play or not. I know Salah very well, he’s not fearful, we always know we’re running a risk when playing a match, that’s something we can’t hide.“But if he does decide to play he’ll have full guarantees on his physical condition and I’m sure he will be fine. And if it does turn out there’s an issue at the last minute we’ll consider it and see if it can be resolved.”last_img read more

The Dalles doctor indicted on sex abuse charges

first_imgTHE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — A hospital anesthesiologist accused of sexual contact with two incapacitated patients was indicted Wednesday by a Wasco County grand jury on sexual abuse charges.Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles notified police in May after one of the women reported abuse. Dr. Frederick Geroge Field was arrested July 28.The Oregonian reports Field has hired defense attorney Stephen Houze. The Oregon Medical Board lists no disciplinary actions or malpractice claims against Field.last_img read more

BSO releases surveillance video of 4 men in clumsy armed robbery in

first_imgDeputies said at one point, the armed robbers struggled to collect a rifle placed on the ground near the victim.At the same time, a fourth armed robber made his way out of the Volvo and into the victim’s car to take an unknown item.The bewildered victim was then approached by a calmer member of the group, who demanded something more from him while pointing a handgun.The victim then appears to peek inside of the Volvo as the assailants take off and pull out of the parking spot.However, deputies are trying to identify the victim of the armed robbery because he left the scene before authorities arrived.“So we’re looking for these four armed robbers. We’re also looking for the victim,” Carter said.Investigators said it remains unclear whether the robbers and the victim know each other, but they want to talk to the victim. LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video footage of four men involved in a clumsy armed robbery outside of a Lauderdale Lakes liquor store.Cameras were rolling outside of the liquor store on the 3800 block of Northwest 19th Street, catching a newer-model, white Volvo S90 sedan parking at approximately 7:15 p.m., Sunday.Deputies said once a customer left the store, three men armed with handguns and long rifles made their way out of the vehicle.“He is accosted by three armed men,” BSO spokesperson Gina Carter said. “Even putting down their assault rifle on the floor near the victim for several seconds, and then struggling to pick that weapon up off the floor.”The crooks could be seen on the surveillance video surrounding the victim and pinning him to the ground as they searched him.The men could be seen fumbling with different items multiple times throughout the armed robbery. If you have any information on this armed robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Best Netflix documentaries right now

first_img Tags More streaming recommendations Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win best documentary feature at the Academy Awards last year — for Icarus — it’s also been nominated six additional times in that category since 2014. Here are some of the best documentaries and docuseries to stream this weekend. Documentary featuresFyre: The Greatest Party That Never HappenedStream on NetflixBy now you’ve heard plenty of debate over whether you should watch the Hulu or Netflix Fyre Festival documentary. Pro tip: Abandon all your responsibilities in life and just watch both. OK, I understand that isn’t the most realistic option. So my vote is for the Netflix one. I found it to have the most insight into the logistics of what went wrong, which I find very fascinating. They’ll Love Me When I’m DeadStream on NetflixOrson Welles spent years trying to get enough money to complete The Other Side of the Wind, a mockumentary style film about a Hollywood director played by the late director John Huston. Upon Welles’ death in 1985, the film spent decades in limbo. Fortunately, the rights were acquired in 2014 by Royal Road Entertainment and director Peter Bogdanovich helped to complete the film, which premiered on Netflix this year. But perhaps even more fascinating than watching the actual film itself is this documentary on the making of the film. It’s narrated by Alan Cumming and filled with interviews from those involved with the making of The Other Side of the Wind. This documentary is quite a wild ride and a must watch for any Orson Welles fans, or those who want a deeper look into the complexities of trying to get a film made in Hollywood. Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich in the Neflix documentary They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead Netflix QuincyStream on NetflixQuincy is a very enjoyable documentary on legendary record producer Quincy Jones. Directed by Alan Hicks and Quincy’s daughter, Rashida Jones, the film repeatedly hammers home the fact that none of us will ever be as cool as Quincy. From Quincy’s work with Frank Sinatra, to scoring countless hit films, to producing musical masterpieces like Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, it’s hard not to watch the documentary and wonder how Jones managed to accomplish so much in his career. Hint: He’s incredibly talented. The Bleeding EdgeMetacritic score: 74Stream on NetflixDocumentary film fans are probably already familiar with director Kirby Dick’s work. From his investigation of the MPAA in This Film Is Not Yet Rated to the Academy Award-nominated The Invisible War about sexual assault in the US military, Dick doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects. The Bleeding Edge tackles implanted medical devices and the lack of regulation surrounding them. Though I’m squeamish when it comes to medical details, I felt The Bleeding Edge was absolutely worth stomaching. The individuals’ stories were powerful, and the film is eye-opening. Mercury 13Metacritic score: 82 Stream on NetflixThis documentary tells the story of the 13 female pilots who were tested, in secret, for the space program in the early ’60s. Sadly, for political reasons, these women would never be sent into space. (Although Russia sent a woman into space in 1963, it’d be another 20 years before America followed suit.) But these passionate, eager women were ready to be the first pioneers in space, and the documentary does a wonderful job of recognizing an often overlooked piece of space race history.Seeing Allred (2018)Metacritic score: 68 Stream on NetflixYou have to have pretty thick skin to be an activist in the public eye. And even thicker skin if you’re a female lawyer. But Gloria Allred has championed women’s rights for decades, seeming completely immune to the childish taunts thrown her way. This documentary is a fascinating look at the life and motivations of one of America’s best-known attorneys.Strong Island (2017)Metacritic score: 86 Stream on NetflixStrong Island is an incredibly moving film about a family’s history, and its struggles with racism in America. The movie is centered on a horrific 1992 tragedy, when William Ford Jr., a 24-year-old black high school teacher on Long Island, was murdered by a white 19-year-old. Yance Ford’s documentary on his brother’s death is a heartrending film that tries to celebrate William’s potential.Icarus (2017)Metacritic score: 68 Stream on NetflixBryan Fogel’s documentary Icarus, about sports doping, may as well be called a thriller. While making the documentary Fogel accidentally uncovered a massive Russian doping scandal after meeting with a Russian scientist. Icarus is an insightful yet scary look at the complex world of sports and the politics surrounding them. Oh, and Icarus won best documentary feature at the Academy Awards in 2018.13th (2016)Metacritic score: 90 Stream on NetflixAva DuVernay’s documentary about the mass incarceration and disenfranchisement of African-Americans in the US gets right to the point. 13th has to cover quite a bit of ground, and DuVernay’s skills as a filmmaker shine through as she carefully lays out a very complex history of injustice. 13th picked up an Oscar nomination for best documentary and won three Emmys and a Peabody Award. 6 TV and Movies Casting JonBenet (2017)Metacritic score: 74 Stream on NetflixIf you’re a true-crime fan looking for answers on the JonBenet Ramsey case, this isn’t the documentary for you. (Don’t worry, there are plenty of specials, books and podcasts on this case.) Instead, this thought-provoking documentary turns the camera onto the actors auditioning for re-enactment roles and makes the viewer wonder about how we might project our own experiences onto sensational cases like JonBenet’s.Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)Metacritic score: 63 Stream on NetflixAs someone who casually enjoys Lady Gaga’s music but knew very little about her, I wasn’t expecting much from this documentary. But I found Gaga: Five Foot Two to be an enjoyable, easy watch, perfect for a lazy afternoon. Lady Gaga may have a larger-than-life persona, but the documentary really highlights the dedication and hard work required for the singer to be a superstar and pull off something as grand as a Super Bowl performance.Virunga (2014)Metacritic score: 95 Stream on NetflixVirunga was one of the first documentaries to really put Netflix originals on the map. It received a nomination for best documentary at the Oscars, the second Academy Award nomination for Netflix. At that point, people began to notice that Netflix was picking some real winners. And Virunga is absolutely a winner. The film focuses on the park rangers at the Virunga National Park in the Congo, and their struggle to protect the mountain gorillas who live there. It’s a powerful film well worth your time.  Docuseries7 Days OutStream on NetflixThe show focuses on the seven-day lead-up to major events like the Kentucky Derby or the Chanel fashion show and how they successfully come together at the last minute. In that sense it’s basically the antithesis of the Fyre Festival documentary. I highly recommend checking out the Westminster Dog Show episode, just to get a sense of how eerily accurate Christopher Guest’s mockumentary Best in Show really was. Chef’s TableStream on NetflixVolume 6 is now available on Netflix, so it might be time for you to finally check this one out. This docuseries on the culinary arts is pure visual poetry. Every episode tells the story of a different world-renowned chef. As a generally stoic person, I’ve cried maybe three times over a movie or TV show in my entire life. The first episode of Chef’s Table, which tells the love story of Massimo Bottura and his wife, had me sobbing on my couch. Make of that what you will.Making a Murderer Stream on NetflixWhen Making a Murderer first premiered about three years ago, it put Netflix docuseries on the map. Like most gripping true-crime stories, there’s been an endless internet debate over the murder of Teresa Halbach. Is Steven Avery, the man convicted of her murder, innocent or did he actually kill her? Was he framed? Dark TouristMetacritic score: 70Stream on NetflixIn this docuseries, journalist David Farrier tackles “dark tourism,” which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: tourists who visit deadly, tragic or violent sites. In the first episode, Farrier spends time with Pablo Escobar’s own hitman and Farrier voices his own moral conflict between finding the murderer charming and reprehensible. I don’t love true crime enough to build my holiday itinerary around a serial killer, but I’m fascinated by the people who actually would. The StaircaseMetacritic score: 95 Stream on NetflixNetflix brings us three new episodes of this true-crime docuseries, which first premiered in 2004. The series follows the trial of Michael Peterson, an author accused of murdering his wife Kathleen, after she was found dead at the bottom of their home’s staircase. After binging the entire 13 episodes and reading up on numerous theories, I still have absolutely no idea if Michael Peterson is guilty, innocent or framed by an owl. But as a true-crime fanatic, I’m obsessed with this case. Jump on the hype train! Evil Genius Metacritic score: 71 Stream on Netflix Calling all true-crime fans! Netflix has blessed us with another mind-boggling docuseries. Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist is just a roller coaster of emotions. This docuseries dives into the 2003 pizza bomber case, where a pizza delivery driver was forced to rob a bank while wearing a collar bomb. A big sensitivity warning: You’ll see someone blown up in the first 10 minutes. So I highly recommend you put any kids to bed before binging this four-part series in one sitting.  The Toys That Made Us Stream on Netflix  The show is just so fantastically fun to watch. Even the way the He-Man and Barbie teams from Mattel talk about each other across both episodes was delightful. Trust me, you should take a few hours out of your day to watch this docuseries and just feel like a kid again. Dirty Money Metacritic score: 80 Stream on Netflix My sincerest apologies, because Dirty Money is definitely not a feel-good docuseries. It’ll probably fill you with rage. But I’m recommending it anyway, because damned if it’s not informative. The show focuses on corrupt corporations. It had me asking important questions like “how on earth did they get away with that?” while screaming at my TV. You’ve been warned. Wild Wild Country Metacritic score: 79 Stream on Netflix Holy bananas. Is that even a saying? Because holy bananas. Wild Wild Country is about the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and the seemingly utopian city of Rajneeshpuram that his followers built in a remote part of Oregon in the early ’80s. The local people of Antelope, right next to Rajneeshpuram, even attempted to disband their own town to try to prevent the Rajneesh’s followers from taking over. The story unfolds into utter insanity: from a hotel bombing to an assassination plot to illegal wiretapping to the largest bioterrorism attack in US history. This docuseries had me absolutely hooked in the first 10 minutes. Be prepared to have your mind blown that this actually happened.  The Keepers Metacritic score: 78 Stream on Netflix I’m just going to level with you: This docuseries may wreck you emotionally. The Keepers investigates the 1969 unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a Catholic nun and high school teacher, and how her murder possibly links to a pervasive sexual predator from the school, the priest Joseph Maskill. The seven-part series was nearly impossible for me to turn off, completely and utterly gripping from the onset. Comments 2018 sci-fi, fantasy and geek movies to get excited aboutcenter_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Netflix 87 Photos Cord Cutters (OTT) Share your voice Best horror movies on Netflix Best Netflix shows How to stream every Marvel movie up to Avengers: Infinity Warlast_img read more

Anil Ambanis RCom in limbo as deal with Mukeshs Jio snaps court

first_imgReliance Communications Chairman Anil Ambani. REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeThe Depart of Telecommunication’s (DoT) show-cause notice to Reliance Communications (RCom) for yet another default of license fee payment does not move the needle for resolving the crisis that the Anil Ambani-led telecom provider is facing. RCom’s dues for spectrum fees alone already amount to Rs 281 crore, according to reports.There are on-going cases in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) and the Supreme Court that have added to the travails of the company. It is already in trouble after the Rs 7,300-crore deal with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio for spectrum sales could not go through as DoT refused to give the go-ahead for the deal. DoT wants Jio to guarantee the payment of the historical dues that RCom owes DoT before it can give the go ahead.Though the spectrum deal has been scrapped, Jio will continue to share the spectrum with RCom as long as it is available, according to a Jio official. “RCom continues to be a licensed operator. They have not paid, but that does not disqualify them (as a license holder) and DoT is looking into it. DoT has sent show-cause notices for not paying (dues) but the company is in a peculiar situation where there are court cases going on in NCLAT and Supreme Court,” said Anshuman Thakur, strategy head of Jio at a recent function where Reliance Industries announced its FY19 Q4 results, according to reports.”Today they are eligible to share spectrum and use that network to service enterprise customers. If there are any changes, we will get to know, because it’s between the courts and DoT,” Thakur added. Jio shares RCom’s airwaves in the 850 MHz band in 21 circles, including Mumbai, and industry experts say the scrapping of airwaves by DoT could disrupt Jio’s services. The spectrum deal for selling 122.4 MHz of spectrum in the 850 MHz band to Jio would have helped ease RCom’s debt burden. File photo of Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd Mukesh Ambani speaking as his brother Anil Ambani watches in 2004. Reliance Communications is in limbo with the court cases and trouble with DoT over spectrum payments.ReutersAs the bankruptcy proceedings of RCom continue in NCLAT, their effect is already putting a strain on the other companies of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADG). RCom shares have hit the bottom while group companies like Reliance Power and Reliance Capital have been plunging. RCom share fell 4 per cent on Thursday to reach Rs 2.40. Reliance Capital fell 11.77 per cent to Rs 151.45 on National Stock Exchange (NSE). Reliance Power plunged 13.23 per cent to Rs 8.20. Reliance Infrastructure skidded 7.99 per cent to Rs 121.50. The Anil Ambani Group companies have been in trouble since the controversy erupted over his company’s involvement in the Rafale fighter jet. Rahul Gandhi-led opposition Congress party has made Rafale Defence’s role as an offset partner in the deal with French company Dassault a campaign point in the ongoing general elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Anil Ambani almost landed in jail after the Supreme Court convicted him of contempt of court for failure to pay Swedish telecom equipment vendor Ericsson. Mukesh Ambani had to step in to save the younger sibling jail time. Close Mukesh Ambani helped his younger brother Anil Ambani to pay off debt owed to Sweden’s Ericssoncenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:51Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:49?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Freecharge staff may approach PMO to halt sale to Axis Bank did

first_imgAn employee speaks on his mobile phone as he walks inside Axis Bank’s corporate headquarters in Mumbai July 17, 2012.ReutersIt looks like Axis Bank’s joy of acquiring digital payments platform Freecharge may be short lived as the latter’s current and former employees are said to be planning to get in touch with the Prime Minister’s Office to halt the sale of the brand to India’s third-largest private sector bank.It was earlier reported that Axis Bank was nearing a deal to buy Freecharge for about Rs 385 crore ($60 million). While Snapdeal and Freecharge remained tight lipped on the deal, Axis Bank is said to have sent out invites for an event during which it said that a “strategic announcement” would be made. However, the employees are clearly not looking forward to the acquisition.In a letter accessed by Business Standard, the employees have said that they would soon approach the PMO with their issues and also blamed co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal for the bleeding state of Snapdeal, which also owned Freecharge.The employees, in the letter, even said that the Snapdeal 2.0 plan was executed, despite the employees believing that Snapdeal’s sale to Flipkart was a better idea. They also tagged the plan as “misleading.”However, a Snapdeal spokesperson refuted these allegations and said: “The company cannot comment on unsubstantiated allegations made by unidentified sources. The board has made no decision with regard to the team composition for Snapdeal 2.0.”Jasper Infotech, a firm based in Gurgaon that also owns online marketplace Snapdeal, had been looking to sell Freecharge for two years.When Axis Bank acquired Freecharge, it was said that the firm would also acquire the latter’s about 200 employees, but its CEO Jason Kothari was likely to leave after the deal formalities are completed. PR handoutAxis Bank would also get access to about 20 million Freecharge customers and well as a million online and offline sellers.It was also being said that two private banks — one of them being Bank of Baroda — and a few other private equity firms had expressed an interest in acquiring Freecharge. Paytm too had reportedly made a bid of $10-15 million for the platform and Amazon was also said to have bid for Freecharge in the range of Rs 500 crore ($70-$80 million), according to The Economic Times.last_img read more

Amar Ekushey Book Fair begins Friday

first_imgPreparation on Bangla Academy premises is done for Amar Ekushey Book Fair. Photo: UNBThe month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, a yearly event for booklovers and publishers, will begin on the Bangla Academy premises and at adjoining Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on Friday, reports UNB.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the book fair on the Bangla Academy premises at 3:00pm on the day.She will also unveil a book titled ‘Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ (Volume -2) at the opening ceremony.Two foreign guests – Indian poet Shankha Ghosh and Egyptian writer and poet Mohsin Al Arishi – will grace the opening ceremony.State minister for cultural affairs K M Khalid will attend the opening ceremony as a special guest while Bangla Academy director general poet Habibullah Siraji will deliver the welcome speech with its president Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman in the chair.Bangla Academy disclosed the details of the fair at a press conference at the academy on Thursday.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will also distribute the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puraskar at the opening ceremony.Four writers and researchers won Bangla Academy Sahitya Puraskar -2018 which was announced earlier.The award winners are – Poet Kazi Rozi for poetry, Mohit Kamal for literature, Syed Mohammad Shahed for essay and research and Afsan Chowdhury for research on Liberation War.The winners will receive a cheque of Tk 200,000 each at the programme.Seminars will be held at the main stage of the fair venue at 4:00pm everyday from 2-28 February followed by cultural events.Like the previous years, the venue of the fair has been extended to nearby Suhrawardy Udyan with huge changes.This year, the land earmarked for the fair was expanded to 550,000 sq-ft, 37,000 sq-ft more than the previous year. A total of 770 units were allocated to the 499 organisations.The authorities have allotted a total of 150 units at the Bangla Academy ground to 104 organisatons and 620 at the Suhrawardy Udyan to 395 organisations.Last year, the authorities allotted a total of 719 units – 136 at the Bangla Academy ground to 92 organisatons and 583 at the Suhrawardy Udyan to 363 organisations.Besides, 24 pavilions have been allocated for 24 publishing houses, including Bangla Academy which was the same in the last number.There will be strict security arrangements in and around the book fair venue to avert any unpleasant incident during the fair.Publishers from across the country will come at the fair with a wide variety of books while Bangla Academy will exhibit 102 newly printed and reprinted books.The theme for this year’s Ekushey book fair is “Bijoy: 1952 to 1971 Ebong Naboporjay,” said Jalal Ahmed, member secretary of the fair organizing committee.Visiting the fair venue, the UNB correspondent found works on the stalls and the main stage are almost finished but not fully completed.Nirapad Media and Communication, run by actor Ilias Kanchan, will oversee the total management of the fair.The fair will remain open from 3:00pm to 9:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday) while it will remain open from 11:00am to 9:00pm on weekly holidays. On the 21st February, the fair will remain open from 8:00am to 8:00pm.last_img read more

55 raped in Sherpur in 5 months

first_imgAt least 55 incidents of rape were recorded in the district over the last five months from January.According to information placed at the monthly meeting of the law and order committee on Sunday, most of the victims were aged below 18. Even, women with disabilities were also not spared.Deputy commissioner of the district Anar Koli Mahbub presided over the meeting held at his conference room.Although police arrested a number of alleged rapists, there was no decline in the incidents of rape, individuals present at the meeting said.Whip Atiur Rahman Atik, adviser to the committee, expressed his concern over the rise in rape incidents in the district.He underscored the need for strictly enforcing law to deal with rape. “Steps have to be taken so that no rapist is spared,” he said, emphasising the need for creating social awareness to this end.Superintendent of police Kazi Ashraful Azim said there are directives that police will take action instantly if there is any allegation of rape. “Police have taken a zero-tolerance policy against rape.”He also claimed that police arrested all the accused in rape cases in the district.The SP said they were carrying out different programmes to create public awareness in this connection.A fourth grader was allegedly raped by a young man in Sreebardi upazila on 5 June when the Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated.According to police and the victim’s family, the girl had come to her grandfather’s house at Shalmara village to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with her relatives. When she was playing with other kids, one Akram took her to a nearby house and raped her.On 1 May, a 40-year-old man allegedly raped a Class-VIII girl in Sreebardi upazila.The victim was alone at her house at Shankar Ghosh village around noon when Ujjal Mia, the suspect, went to her house and raped her, police said quoting her relatives.last_img read more